Dyffryn Dowlais Feud. Sieged FORCERY AND PERJURY I. By a Llantwit Farmer. SEQUEL TO A CHANCERY ACTION. I l> Joseph Morgan, 25 years of age, f utch<?r, Llantwit, son of Mr Thomas Morgan, Pontypridd, was brought up on a war- ajl" at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wed- :fKlay (before Dr R. C. Hunter and Council- Go wan), charged with committing wilful Corrupt perjury in the High Court of Justice j Rlj4 case heard by Mr Justice Kekewich, and » Wlth forging a certain document purport- !&tr an agreement for tire sale to him by Tho Howells, of the Duffrvn Dowlais llantwit Fardre. Mr Arthur Lewis, instructed by Mr David Rees (of the 06 °f W. R. Davies, Pontypridd),appeared Prosecute, arid Mr J. Bryant, solicitor,Ponfc- defaaea. n opening the case Mr ArthurSfcewis said c^large of perjury consisted of two allega- Ions, one of which was committed in the county Glamorgan, the perjury being in two affida- *ltst sworn to by the prisoner, a*d the other a Chancery action in London before Mr Jus- Kekewich. With regard to that part of cage he did not think their worships would able to convict the prisoner for trial in the .ounty of Glamorgan, and that being, it seemed to him, one of the strongest parts of the case, lie Proposed to ask the Bench to deal with the J^rjury committed in London under an Act of lament, which enabled them, if the evidence ucient, to commit the prisoner for trial Middlesex; if not, they had power to issue Warrant For his capture, and send the deposi- ns to some justice in Middlesex, where the 6»ce was committed to deal with it. The secutor, Mr Thomas Howells, was the owner tL> Duffryn Dowlais farm, and the defen- t WaS '€ssee' ^orms t'le lease being jja he was not to have the minerals, and Mr reserved to himself the right to use 'oonis in the farm. This was in 1895, and 1^^€rvrar^3 the defendant tried to persu- Howells to sell the farm, and it was allegation that Mr Howells had pro- to sell the farm to him that the proceed- bert were Taken. The first intimation that Al- *old Morgan alleged that Howells had ^litte^6 ^arm was csntained in a letter 11 Mr Bryant, his solicitor, last year. eotlrse lee Was taken of the letter, and in due iviiol ,faction was taken in the Chancery nton of the High Court by the now defen- .i.-Ce agaInst Howells for the specific perform- an agreement, which he said had been 'n^° 'n writing, before Mr Justice Kek»- the defendant alleging that in December, Howells had entered into a written agree- bf ft Se^' the farm for £ 2,500. In the course e evidence, which the defendant gave be- Justice Kekewich, the perjury upon they were now proceeding was commit- He (Mr Lewis) thought he would satisfy ^ench that the whole story told by th« now e»dant was a tissne of falsehoods from be- iii tng to end. -There never was an agreement by Howells. The defendant had sworn Court that Howells had signed an agree- for the sale of the farm at Duffryn Dow- it In December, 1896, and that ne had signed In the presence of Mr Howell's housekeeper. was called as a witness on his own be- and in reply to questions made the follow- Ih four distinct statements: -(1) That Howells IJO an agreement in the presence of his eeper; (2) that he (Morgan) handed back to"*™1 Howells> aiso in the Presenoe R 6 housekeeper; (3) that he handed Howells oIu'que °f £ 50 on the 18th December, 111 respect of the alleged purchase; (4) never paid any rent to Howells after I p agreement for the sale of the farm had entered into, and that a cheque for £ 20, Was undoubtedly paid to Howells on the pa k October. 1897, was not for rent, but in yoaent of monies borrowed and poultry pur- from Howells. These were untrue, and th 61106 wou^ 8'v€11 t° prove that each of ^"f'Ktitions was absolutely untrue. As to „ allegation that Howells had agreed to sell farm for E2,000, that would have been an j 1.1rd price, as there were minerals under the 1l1'n1. When the production of the alleged ^eenient was demanded in the Cliancery tlr.t Morgan stated that Howells had been him afterwards and said that his solicitor told him that he h ad no power to sell the j^rrn to Morgan, fchat he wanted the agreement it orc'er 8h°w it to his solicitor, and that ^*ould be all right. By that memis, so went °r"an's story, Howells got ]x>ssession of the R"ecrilent in the presence of his housekeeper, he (Morgan) had not seen it since. The ^sekeeper was not called in London to prove With reference to the allegation that a tb que for JE50 was paid to Howells by Morgan 0 counterfoil was presented in court, but not cheque, although it was called for. Defen- ^t then said he did not think the cheque was ever presented for payment, and that he did 4at Pay it through his bank. He was over- dnvm at the time, but it was after showing — agreement to the manager of Lloyd's Bank, 4"14 asking him if he would cash the cheque that gave it to Howells. Morgan also declared ^at the counterfoil produced was written upon *h« same day as he drew the cheque—December *8th—by himself, and when asked by Mr War- tington, cotinsel for Howells, if he could ex- Wain how it was he bad a counterfoil for the ^>0 purported to have been paid to Howells, Whereas the cheque was for a different. sum d paid to someone else (Messrs Marks and 'n), Morgan replied that he could not. There *as no counterfoil in the cheque book to tally lIiith the cheque paid to Marks and Co. What th9 prosecution alleged was that Morgan had fOrgotten to fill the counterfoil of the cheque to Marks and Co., and that he had fabricated the counterfoil, making it appear as if he had tien a cheque for L50 to Howells. Morgan ""ore that he had not paid a cheque for £ 20 Howells in respect of a quarter's rettt due in Starch, 1897. and that the cheque was in re- "Pect of sums borrowed from Howells and for !.Wlg purchased from 'him. Morgan had first ^Ued a cheque for P,26 to Howells, but subse- Iluentlv after a conversation between them. Morgan said "the cheque is too old; you can't get that cashed. I will give you another one." .The defendant took hold of the cheque, tore it ltp. and threw the pieces away. Howells had tiven a receipt for the £ 26, and although he bsequently made repeated applications for the ney he failed to geT it until September,1897, hn the defendant paid him JE20. Counsel d the notes of the evidence in the Chancery ^°urt respecting The matter, showing that when ™°rgan was asked where the counterfoil of the °heqne for the jS26 was he could not say. He (\QUid not say whether it had been torn from the book. and Mr Justice Kekewich remarked, "1 can see it has been torn out." He (Mr Lewis) added that Morgan first of all denied giving the cheque for E26, and afterwards, in order to bolster up his story, he (counsel) alleged that the defendant tore out the counterfoil of the cheque which he got back from Howells. Con- cluding. counsel pointed out that there was not a single blank counterfoil in the cheque book, nor a counterfoil representing Marks and Co., and that the counterfoil which the defendant had pwom represented the cheque paid to Howells did not tally with the cheque bearing the same number. Evidence was first given by Mr Bradshaw, clerk in the office of Mr H. Cousins, district registrar, Cardiff, as to receiving from the Chancery Court the documents impounded by Mr Justice Kekewich, and other formal evi- dence was given by Mr D. Roberts-Rosser, solici- tor, Pontypridd, and Mr G. R. Ingenlath, assis- tant to Mr James Towell, professional short- hand writer, 33, Chancery-lane. Thomas Howells, the prosecutor, corroborated counsel's statement, and denied that he had signed the agreement or received a cheque for jE50 as alleged. The cheque for jE26 was taken out of his pocket whilst in the trap by the de- fendant, who said it was too old to be cashed, and then tore it up. The defendant never bor- rowed money from him, and the only poultry he sold him was when he disposed of the farm to him. Under cross-examination, witness explained that the defendant wanted him to sign some documents, whieh he declined to do, and Mor- gan told him at the time that "Mr Spickett and Mr Brjant bad made the papers, and that Lloyds Bank made the agreement. He denied having released Morgan from a section of the Bankruptcy Act or having authorised him to sub-let the land. He stoutly denied having signed the agreement for the sale of the farm, or that he had tried to settle the case with Morgan between the issue of the writ upon him respecting the agreement and the trial in Lon- don. He further declared that he had not, either with John Evans or Charles Richards, accountant, tried to settle the case. Witness was closely questioned about the allegation to sell the farm for 22,000, and amid much laughter asked Mr Bryant if be thought he was such a fool as to sell it for that price, seeing that Mr Tom Taylor had offered him £ 12,000 for it before the time Morgan said he had bought it. Mr Bryant put in a document which purported that Howells authorised Morgan to sublet and plough any of the land, but witness denied having signed it, and added that he believed th- body of the document was in the defen- dant's handwriting. Replying to Mr Lewis, witness said that that document-which was very dirty and dis- coloured-was not produced in the Chancery Court, and that the action there was stopped by the Judge during his (witness's) evidence, and before any of his witnesses were called. Mrs Morris, Howell's housekeeper, said she had not seen Howells hand any document to Mor- gan, neither had she seen Howells sign any document. Evidence of arrest was given by P.C. Rees, who said that the defendant, in reply to the charge, stated, "I won't say anything now." Some of the charges were not gone into, and the hearing was adjourned until the 21st inst., bail being allowed in two sureties of £100 each, and the defendant in one of ;MOO.
Before the Licensing Committee. ♦ — A Batch of Local Applications. CRITICISM OF THE CAERPHILLY BENCH. Josiah Morgan applied for the confirmation of a provisional licence in connection with buildings to be called Gwernymilwr Hotel, situa- ted at Senghenydd. Mr S. T. Evans, M.P. (in- structed by Messrs Linton and C. and W. Ken- shole) appeared for the applicant. Opposition was presented by Mr George David, on behalf of Mr Lougher. a neighbouring licence holder; Mr Rhys Williams, for Mr Chivers; and Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C. (instructed by Mr Don- ald Maclean) for local ratepayers. Evidence was given at length in order to show that an- ,other housn was needed. One of the witnesses, called by Mr S. T. Evans, said that when he wanted a glass of boer he had to walk or send 700 yards. Mr Evans So you have to go the best part of a mile? Mr Boweti Rowlands: That isn't the best part 0: a mile. (Laughter). The Chairman: He has to bring it home again. (Laughter). Mr Evans: It would not bo of muob use unless it was brought home. (Renewed laughter). Evidence was tendered by Mr Lougher, of the Universal Hotel, who deposed that he was well able to cope with the business of the place. He did not find his house overcrowded. His pre- mises in fact were quite competent to accom modate the people who patronised it. His barrelage during the past year had decreased. This was all the evidence heard, and counsel proceeded to address the Bench. Mr Bowen Rowlands humorously commented upon the varying decisions of the Caerphilly Bench from year to year. First of all they granted licences to three houses, none of which the Licensing Committee eonfirmed. Then they granted two licences, which were not con- firmed. This year the Brewster Sessions gran- ted one licence—but not for either of the two buildings which they approved the former year. It was no doubt true they grew wiser as they grew older; but the facts he had given showed an extraordinary amount of divergence in re- gard to the needs of the neighbourhood. His contention was that there was no difference in the situation from last year, and he therefore asked the committee to refuse confirmation. Mr Rhys Williams followed in a similar strain, and said he thought the question should again go before the Caerphilly Bench. Last year the magistrates selected two houses, which did not include the one he represented. If they were given another chance they might select his house. (Laughter). The Chairman: Which was the first house to apply? Mr Rhys Williams: They all applied together. The committee, after a short consultation, de- cided to grant the licence. PARK HOTEL. PENRHIWCEIBER. William B. George, applied for the confirma- tion of a provisional alehouse licence for pre- mises to be called the Park Hotel, at Penrhiw- ceiber. Mr fthys Williams (instructed by Messrs Geary and Rhys) appeared for the appli- cant. Opposition was presented by Mr Francis Williams, Q.C. (instructed by Messrs Walter Morgan, Bruce, and Co.), for the tenant of the Belle Vue Hotel; Mr S. T. Evans, M-P. (in- structed by Messrs Linton and Kenshole), for the Mount Pleasant and Lee Hotels; Mr Arthur Lewis (instructed by Mr Gwilym Jones), for other parties interested in existing licences. In opening the case Mr Rhys Williams said the application was a particular strong one, and he would not weary the committee with an ex- cessive amount of evidence. The opposition sub- mitted that there was no need for further ac. commodation, and claimed that the facilities of the proposed new premises were inadequate,tbe head room of bedrooms and the sanitary ar- rangements being alleged to be insufficient. Mr H. E. Grey, manager of Messrs Nixon's Collieries at Mountain Ash, gave evidence at length for the applicant, dealing more particu- larly with the developments of the district. Under cross-examination by Mr Francis Wil- liams he admitted that the men had not asked him to give evidence in support of the applica- tion. So the men are not thirsting so much for this new house?—They didn't ask me to come. You think it necessary that the men should celebrate Mabon's Day properly?—They can do that without another house. They gener- ally go away en that day. Mr Francis Williams: Then that further weakens the case of the applicant. Counsel addressed the committee, who deci- ded by a majority to grant the licence. A CILFYNYDD CASE. John Evans, Cllfynydd, applied for the con- firmation of an alehouse licence for premises to be called the Commercial Hotel. Mr S. T. Evans, M.P. (instructed by Messrs Davies and Williams) appeared for the applicant. Mr E. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C. (instructed by Mr Don- ald Maclean) appeared on behalf of residents living in the district. Several witnesses were called by Mr Evans in order to prove that the existing public-housea did not provide adequate accommodation. One of the witnesses was the secretary of a homing society, who said he had applied to the existing public-houses for a room in which to hold the meetings of the society, but all had refused. Under cross-examination by Mr Bowen Row- lands, witness admitted that he had not offered any money for the room. Mr S. T. Evans remarked that the practice was that the beer consumed on the premises should go as payment for the loan of the room. Mr Bowen Rowlands: But the secretary is a teetotaler. Mr S. Ti. Evans: He can drink lemonade. Mr Bowen Rowlands: There isn't much pro- fit on lemonade. Another witness complained that the present houses offered inadequate accommodation. He also spoke to an occasion when he and another man visited one of the public-houses in the dis- trict. Both complained of the kind of beer supplied them, his friend remarking that it wasn't fit for pigs. The barman offered to re- turn the money, and his friend accepted the offer. Thereupon the waiter brought a three- penny bit, threw it on the counter, and said, "Take your money and go to hell." Wit- ness said he made a note of the incident at the time. Cross-examined by Mr Bowen Rowlands, wit- ness said he took a note of it because the language was so bad. What, do you take a note of all the bad language you hear?—No, net all. You would have a large note-book if you did. Another witness for the applicant said the present public-houses in the district was full of blackguardism. Under cross-examination by Mr Bowen Row- lands, witness said that when able to get a glass of beer he also got a smack in the Sace. (Laughter}. What! you always get a smack in the face when you are supplied with a glass of beer?- No, not always. It happens like this—if you turn your back somebody will drink your beer and give you a smack in the face. (Laughter). Is the language in all the present houses very bad?—Yes. And you are very much shocked ?-Not i al- ways. Mr Bowen Rowlands contended that there was no case to answer. The same application was made last year and refused. There had been no change since. The committee refused to confirm the licence. GORDON HOTEL, YSTRAD. Application was made by Margaret James, of Ystrad, for the confirmation of a provincial ale- house licence to be called the Gordon Hotel. Mr Rhys Williams (instructed by Messrs Davies and Williams) appeared for the applicant; and Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C. (instructed by Mr Donald Maclean) for local ratepayers. The committee granted the licence. PARK HOTEL, CWMPARK. John Higgon, Cwmpark, applied for the con- firmation of a provisional ale-house licence in respect of buildings to be called the Park Hotel Mr Rhys Williams (instructed by Messrs Tre- harne and Treharne) appeared for the applicant. Opposition was offered by Mr A. Parsons (in- structed by Alderman Evans, Aberdare), on be- half of neighbouring licence holders, and Mr Donald Maclean for local ratepayers. The committee confirmed the licence.
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Presentation to the Late Secretary. An adjourned meeting of the Pontypridd Branch of the National Union of Shop Assist- ants was held at Coombes' restaurant, Ponty- pridd, on Friday evening, Mr A. W. Walters (president) being in the chair. There was a good attendance of members. Owing to removals from the district it became necessary to appoint four additional members on the committee, and an election resulted in these positions being filled by Miss E. Harris,' Messrs Parry, Jeremy, and Kelsey. The president reported a favourable increase in the membership, and those new members v-tre now elected. It was decided to invite the enmloyers to a joint conference, to be held on October 20th, to discuss the possibility of having the present time of closing altered from 7.30 to 7 p.m. After some discussion it was decided to form an organising committee, to be called the Pont- ypridd and Rhondda Valleys Organising Com- mittee, which is to consist of two repreesntativcs from all the branches of the Union in Pontypridd and the Rhondda, the objects being the strengthening and establishing of new branches, and carrying out the objects of the Union. The president and the secretary (Mr Isaac Williams) were elected to represent Pontypridd on the committee. The most interesting item of the evening was ths recognition of the services rendered to the branch by the late secretary (Mr G. P. Roberts) who has left Pontypridd to take up a respon- sible position at Cardiff. The president eulogised the services of Mr Roberts, who, had, he said, been most earnest persevering, and energetic in his duties as sec- retary. He had devoted the whole of his en- ergies to the shop a"tania" cause, and that in spite of the fact that his leisure hours were very restricted. No secretary could possibly have done more for them, and it was their duty to shew in some way their high appreciation of his invaluable services. (Hear, hear). Miss Clark, in a few well-chosen words, then presented Mr Roberta with a handsome polished oak writing cabinet, bearing a shield inscribed "Presented to G. P. Roberts by the members of the Pontypridd branch of N.U.S.A.W. and C. October, 1898." The desk was supplied by Mr John Evans, draper, Pontypridd. Mr Jeremy regretted the occasion arose to make a presentation to their late secretary, for he would have preferred to retain him in their midst. (Hear, hear). The depth of their feel- ings was not to be measured by the value of the gift. Although the latter was small, they held Mr Roberts in high esteem indeed, and al- though they made other presentations ere this they were now doing honour to as worthy a recipient as any. He trusted Mr Roberts would experience a brilliant and prosperous career. (Hear, hear). Mr David Davies said he had always found Mi Roberta to be a very hard working secretary and most earnest in his efforts on behalf of the Union. The success of the branch had been mainly due to him, and they very much regret- ted having to part with him. They were, how- ever, fortunate in obtaining Mr Isaac Williams as his successor. (Hear, hear). Mr Roberts, in responding, said hQ Lad diffi- culty in expressing his innermost feelings. Dur- ing the time he was secretary the branch had prospered exceedingly, butT even in his most conceited moments he did not take tiw whole credit for its success, for others had contributed towards it as much as himself. Undoubtedly, during the past three.years the branch had spread and deepened, and the real true prin- ciple of trades unionism now pervaded the whole branch. They dfd not merely pay their con- tributions to endeavour to obtain early closing only, but to look after their interests and bet- terment generally, and if the early closing movement failed, the Union would not be given up on that account. (Hear, hear). This spirit of unionism existed in the branch before he came to Pontypridd, and shortly after lie under- took the duties of secretary things got to look very black indeed; so much so, that he secretly thought the branch would soon become non- existent. He called a special meeting, and put the situation before the few members, who in- stead of being despondent and giving up,buckled to and soon the corner was turned, and within a month the membership was doubled. (Hear, hear). That was the proper spirit that was in t)'e members, and that spirit bad been grafted into every new rrival since. It was impossible for any one to make a branch a suc- cess without help of that sort, But he had had it. They would do the same for the new secretary, he knew, and he hoped, with their help, he would achieve a still greater suc- cess. There was nothing which had given him greater comfort than the knowledge of the fact that if any difficulties arose he bad simply to convene a meeting, and put the matter before it, and everything would be smothered away. It was for that he wanted to thank them now. He did not care whether they gave him a half- penny prize packet or a carriage and pair; that made no difference in their feelings, and it was for that kind feeling which had encouraged him and their splendid support and assistance in surmounting all difficuties that he wished to thank them. (Applause). Mr A. W. Walters desired to thank Mr Ro- berts for the very able way in which he had conducted his secretarial duties. About three years ago he (the speaker) became a member of the branch entirely through Mr Roberts' in- strumentality. In consequence of incidents which ha-1 taken place elsewhere he had made a vow that he would not become a member of any Union, but owing to their late secretary's persuasion and earnest appeal he was constrained to revoke that vow. He (the speaker) was elsc- tOO prident of the branch, and after he had lefr, the town and returned he was again re- elected. Now he wished to thank Mr Robert. for the support he had extended to him during his term of office; it had looked dark on many occasions, but by mutual help thp prospects brightened. He hoped that this mutual feeling would continue to exist, and he hoped the rame cordial and hearty support would be given to the new secretary as had been given to Mr Roberts, and that the prosperity which had attended them in the past would continue to go on. If they did this, progress would be certain. That Mr Roberts' valuable services were highly appreciated went without saying. N1 one he had asked had refused to give to this testimonial movement, and a great many assis- tants in consequence had asked to have their names placed on the roll. That shewed his work had been appreciated, and he hoped his frture would be a prosperous cne, and that his work on behilf of his fellow-workers would be better recompensed than it was now. (Ap- plause). During the evening several songs were excel- lently rendered by Mr David Davies.
mmmm——.—■mmmm—»—■—■—— AUTUMN MEDICINE < Change of Season often affects the health, more or less perceptibly. Prudent persons take Spring" medicine: but Autumn medicine is just as needful. The effect of hot summer weather on the blood makes itself FOR EXAMPLE. MR. JOHN SOUTH, 30, St. Michael- felt, now that the weather is changing: you feel bilious, street, Newport, Monmouthshire, retired — from service as engine driver on the J J J.-U V 'L G.W.R. at the age of sixty. Subse- dvspeptic, and tired: and there may be pimples or an quentiy taken ill, he described himself to a South Wales Star representative as thoroughly tired out." "I bad," he eruption on the skin: the damp nights bring little twinges said, "severe pain at the small of my back, as well as pains in the back of my of rheumatism or neuralgia, that give warning of the After two or three weeks he went to a very able doctor, who informed him winter that is coming. If you want to be brisk and active, biTnVJheumat cs1!h s head were rum" The pains seemed to get worse, and well sst-up for the winter, it is NOW that you should build natelt read an account of the public up the blood and give the nerves a little tonic. brSonwntibypinhk cures effected by IX. Williams PInk Pills for Pale x People in cases very similar to his own. He procured a box, and religiously Dr. Williams' Pink Pills followed the instructions. for Pale People 1 gu will make yon strong and stave off the rheumatic pains jj | j for the winter, if you take them NOW. M Prevention is better than cure: but it is only Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, thus put up: y REGISTERED PACKAQE. that are of any use: if /Jff t*\ n Ti r r r f J X R/fTC to get easier, the spasms in the face flMN LJ. sv 1JL^ La I /i i 4 J//m\ IV i\,ll AT being neither so frequent nor so severe. IImW "WTUFJKSK I MTC Mll\ name isn t there. This result encouraged him to continue. I!(<jfl ■ B Hal I & jftn (( Iji 1 ancj improvement was rapid and Itl fllfJrlLLS iK\ it is a substitute: don't I J7 fQj If completely cured, and felt,as well as he lloft Jx\ V"V, nUl ft/ fnWp rm onv ever did in his life, notwithstanding his II T* PmU y aC' sixty years- Since that time he has felt E. Vj IT l-< V-rf °-n,y sli^ht twinses of rheumatics, and a COUnt. single pill has always proved sufficient Price, as. 9d.; Six boxes, 13s. 9d. to subdue them If you know you need them, ask your chemist for them. If you don't know you need them, ask us. We will tell you just as readily NO as YES: we don't want people to take them and not get cured: that would damage our reputation you see. Address-Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, 46, Holborn-viaduct, London, E.C. 4343
Ferndale Shop Assistants. The first conversazione in connection with the Femdale Branch of the N.U.S.A.W. and C. was held at the Tudor Hall, on Thursday even- ing, the 6th inst., and proved a huge success. The hall had been most ta&tefully decorated for the occasion, Mr D. Rees, veterinary sur- geon, suppling the flowers, Miss Carry Rees also kindly assisting the members of the com- mittee in their work. The company, numbering 100, had a most jolly time of it, dancing and games being indulged in from about 7.30 until the hour of midnight, with an interval for re- freshments, which were supplied by Messrs Barkaway, and gave every satisfaction. Great praise is due to the Committee for the success of the evening, who, together with the joint secretaries (Mr W. Job and Mr D. G. Evans) so effectively carried out the arrangements.. Miss May Morgan, the accompanist, and Mr Rees. who acted as M.C., are also to be complimented upon the successful and capable manner in which they discharged their duties. It is very gratifying to the officers and mem bers of the branch to observe the interest mani- fested in their work, by the outside public, and desire to thank all those ladies and gentlemen who so kindly assisted in making the event sueh a success. The following visitors were noticed among the company: Messrs A. W. Walters and 1. Williams, Pontypridd; Higgins, Gunter, and Walters, Porth; G. Owens, Tony- pandy, and others. During the evening Mr Williams, Pottb, amused the company with several comic songs.
SHEEP DOG TRIALS AT EGLWYSILAN. The third annual sheep dog trials on the Garth Common, Eglwysilan, took place on Thursday. The judges were Mr T. T. Price, Sennv Bridge, and Mr W. Watkins, Gilfach Main, Treharris. The secretary was Mr E. Evans, Aber. Awards: — Class 1—Open to all ccmers.-Prize, £ 8, £ 3. £ i 10s, 10s. Fourteen dogs worked, and four were of almost equal merit, too naar to warrant the prizes as offered being awarded. The judges awarded £ 3 10s each to Mr L. Davies, Brynmelyn, Trelewis, Tape, and Mr J. rhillips, Garth, Aber, Rats; and E3 each to Mr R. Llewelyn, Darwonno, Rock, and Mr D. Phillips, Carntyla, Rhymney, Rose. Class 2—Open to East Glamorgan.—Prizes JB5, £ 1 10s, 1.0s (given by Dr T. R. Hamlen- Williams, J.P.), This was a very interesting class. Of the 17 dogs that worked three se- cured the same number of marks, and the prize of L5 was equally divided between Mr R. Llew- elyn's (DanwonnoJ Toss, Mr J. Phillips's (Garth, Aber), Moss, and Mr L. Davies's (Brynmelyn) Tape. Class 3.-Open to farm servants working dogs that had not before won first prizes-Prizes jE3, £1 10s, 10s (given by Dr T. R. Hamlen Wil- liams, J.P.). First prize, Mr J. Jones, Ffynon- dwym, Clydach Vale, Rover; 2nd, Mr David Phillips, Carntyla, Rhymney, Rose; 3rd, divided between Mr Edward Lewis, Bryntail, Treforest, Turk, and Mr W. Bowen, Garth, Aber, Batt.
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Temperance Topics. + The annual meetings of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Temperance Association will be held at Brynmawr on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week, A large number of delegates are expected to be present, and some important resolutions will be moved in reference to bye-elections, local veto, the supply of drink to childreiT, and English Sunday Closing. ALCOHOL IN FEVER CASES. At a recent meeting of the National Temper- ance League, Dr E. Long Fox dealt with the question of the effect of alcohol in fever cases. A leading bacteriologist had made an experiment aq to the effects of alcohol in the common treatment of these cases, and he found that it immensely multiplied the number of microbes in the hpdy and weakened the resist- ing power of the individual. Alcohol helped the enemy of the doctor, and destroyed the resist- ing power of the patient. That was a new ob- servation, and one of the most important things in favour of total abstinence that had been dis- covered. Many diseases were rendered far more deadly, more rapid, and worse in every way by the use of alcohol. CANADA VOTES FOR PROHIBITION. The most momentous incident affecting the temperance reformation which has occurred during the present century took place on Thurs- day last week, when the Dominion of Canada voted in favour of the entire Prohibition of the liquor traffic. Considering the drastic nature of the proposal, which was to prohibit "the im- position, manufacture, or sale of spirits, wine, beer, cider, and all other alcoholic liquors for use as beverages," the result is singularly grati- fying to temperance reformers all over the civit ised world. It will thus be seen that the Anglo- Saxon vote is in favour of this gigantic stride o-i the upper path of social and moral progress, The laggard province is that in which the French-Catholic vote predominates. FORMER CANADIAN VOTES. Some attempt has already been made by the anti-temperance party in this country to mini- mise the effect of this great plebiscite by stating that there is a decided falling o ffin prohibition sentiment as shown by the decrease in the poll in some cases. But it should be borne in mind that in former provincial plebiscites the women had the opportunity of expressing their views, and that they expressed them most emphatically in favour of prohibition, while in the present Dominion vote the franchise was confined to adult males. Hence the necessarily reduced vote. But one feels that had the majority been on the other -side Vy-even a smaller margin, these same writers would nave discerned a com- plete refutation of the claims of the Prohibition party. The splendid example set by Canada cannot fail to stimulate the temperance work- ers in this country to renewed efforts towards the same end. GOOD TEMPLAR DEMONSTRATION. On Saturday last the eleventh annual demon- stration of the Good Templars took. place in St. James's Hall, London, the Rev Hugh Price Hughes presiding over the great, gathering. In the course of the day an illuminated adrdess was presented to Mr Hughes congratulating him on his attainment to the position of president of the Wesleyan Conference and expressing grati- tude for the services he had rendered to the Good Templar Order.and also appreciation of the able and self-sacrificing devotion to the cause of temperance. In the course of an eloquent re- sponse the chairman said that the best method of dealing with the pernicious drink traffic was to banish it from the face of the earth. There was no cause for discouragement in their labour. He was confident of ultimate success. Pressure ought to be brought to bear on the Government next Session to give facilities for the discussion of a Sunday Closing Bill. Alluding to the work of the West London mission he intimated that it was intended to erect a large hall as a centre for Christian and Temperance agencies in the West of London. THE BIRMINGHAM CANTEEN EXPERI- MENT. Away on the borders of Brecknock and Rad- norshire an army of engineers and navvies is hard at work constructing new waterworks for the Corporation of Birmingham, and the Water Committee have been experimenting with a modification of the Gothenburg system of pub- lic-house in the navvy village of Elan., The can- teen was opened in 1893, and the taking up to the spring of this year amounted to £ 14,750. There was a net profit of L3,262, which went to support the various social institutions of the village, including a contribution to the stipend of the missionary attached to the place. One of the officials who has had considerable exper- ience of the navvy and his method of living, says that although the experiment was in some measure a success, it has not reduced drinking or drunkenness to the degree expected. The navvies were allowed to purchase six pints of beer each per day, but it was difficult to limit them to that quantify when they wanted to get more. A more effectual method of keeping down drunkenness than a limitation of the amount of beer purchasable, would be the pro- vision of a wellstocked dry canteen. The nav- vies earned a certain amount of money, and as they are not given to thrift, they spend it in food or drink. The more they spend on food, the less they spend on the other thing, and in the upper reaches of the Elan Valley, where some three hundred were employed, life was rendered the more uncomfortable because of the distinct difficulty in buying good food. A CRIME AGANST COMMON SENSE. How far the victims of the drink craze may be willing to take advantage of the Inebriates' Act on their own initiative is somewhat doubt ful. but it has long been apparent to all who have had experience of these sad cases that brief periods of imprisonment are useless as means of reformation and ridiculous as modes of pnn- ishment. That too much may be made of the plea of personal liberty is sometimes witnessed to by the victims themselves. A case of this kind is reported in a recent issue of the "New York Sun." Among the prisoners appearing before the magistrates was a well-dressed man named Mr Williams, who stated that he had come to give himself up. When asked if he had committed any crime, he replied "Yes, in a way I have. I have committed a crime against com- mon sense and decency by drinking myself out of one good place after another. I am a civil engineer, and can easily earn 5,000 dollars a year whea I am as I should be. I have tried one of the so-called liquor cures, but without success. Now I want a month at hard manual labour where the discipline will be very strict, and I hope that you will commit me." The magistrate is reported to have said that be con- sidered this a sensible and commendable thing for Mr Williams to do, and he forthwith com- mitted him to prison for a month with hard labour.
A Hoek for Ladies. The information contained in this book ought to be known by every married woman, and it will not harm the unmarried to read. The book is conveniently divided into twelve chapters. The first chapter treats on womanhood. The second chapter treats of marriage from a doctor's standpoint; points out the best age for marriage, and furiiisteq useful information that one can ordinarily pt only from an intelligent doctor. The third chapter treats of the marrigp of hlood rations and condemns such marriages as a rule. Certain people believe that women should bring forth in pain and trouble, hut the hygienic physician savs that confinements can be made comparatively easy if certain rules are ob> yed; t! ,e," rules aru given. The tenth chapter tplls how to treat the mother till she is up and about again. The book is full of useful information, and no book is written which goes so thoroughly into such matters. Some may think too much is told such can scarcely be the case, for knowledge is power and the means of attaining happiness. The book can be had in envelope from Dr. T. R. Allison, 266 Box, 4, Spanish Place, Manchester Square, London, W., in return for a postal order for Is. 2d. 4834