Porth Assault- Judge's Warning. At the Glamorgan Assizes on Monday, Samuel Morgan (17), shackler, was indicted for an assault upon Catherine Harris on December 17th. Mr. Wilfred Lewis (in- structed by Messrs. W. T. Davies and Evans, Porth) appeared for the prose- cut ion. His Lordship, without calling witnesses, said there was a, difficulty in dealing with this case. There was no excuse whatever, but he could not send a boy like that to prison. He had a good character, and he hoped this would be a warning, to him. He would be sentenced to fourteen days. Fortunately for him the Assizes began fourteen days ago, which meant that he would be discharged, but he would not get off so luckily again.
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Performances of "St. Paul" at Penygraigr. [By Our Musical Critic.] The performances of the first part of Mendelssohn's St. Paul by the Pisgah Choral Society last Thursday and Satur- day brought to one's mind a most success- ful concert given by the same church choir some ten years ago, and under the same conductor, Mr. John Llewellyn. On that occasion, Beethoven's Mount of Olives was given a performance equal to anything that the writer has heard, and the excellent choral singing then heard I has remained a distinct remembrancer to the present day. So it was with the keenest anticipation of a musical treat that I gladly accepted the invitation to attend. Performances of this fine choral work have been given in several parts of the Valley during this season, and, indeed, the singing has been such as to con- clusively prove that the improvement in our choirs has not been confined to one locality, but has. been general. More intelligence is being displayed than for- merly, the performances being more finished. This improvement is, of course, in a great measure due to the conductors, who undoubtedly take the works in hand with an enthusiasm that is contagious. It is a significant fact, too, that the con- ductors of some of the most successful concerts this season have been organists. This does not necessarily mean that one I Mr. JOHN LLEWELLYN, Conductor. I cannot become a good conductor without being able to play skilfully, for it must be remembered that Polta naseitur, non fit," although they require a great deal of "making" afterwards if they are to do anything noteworthy with the baton. But to the performances I The choral singing claims a word of praise, although one heard them on the second evening, when many failed to attend. The male portion especially was fine, equal, in fact, to anything heard this season. The bass had a quality of tone that made it a pleasure to listen to them, and the tenors, although robust, sang splendidly. The weaker sex were also rather weak in numbers. The con- tralto especially so. This seems to be a complaint throughout the Yalleys. Still, they were not often overpowered, and always did what was required of them most creditably. The sopranos were young singers, the majority being hardly out of their teens. A pleasing feature- and one that would have astonished some of our carping English critics—was the way some of the youngest sang through- out without a note of music before them. They undoubtedly have learnt some really good music that hag stuck" to them. Altogether, the choral singing reflects the greatest credit on the conductor, who plainly showed that he possessed a ready command over his resources and a ready command over his work. The artistes were: -Soprano, Miss Carrie Jones, Penygraig; contralto, Mis,s Mary Richards, Rhymney; tenor, Mr. Cynlais Gibbs, London; bass, Mr. David Da vies, Alltwen. The great attraction was Mr. Cynlais Gibbs, who created such a favourable impression at Treorchy during the Christmas festival. A second hearing enables one to confirm what was written then. In Mr. Gibbs we certainly have a singer who is a credit to his country. Such is the good opinion held of him in London circles that he has been engaged to sing at the Caractacus per- formance. at the next National Eisteddfod. His songs in the miscellaneous portion were" Sound an alarm and Lend me your aid," both of which brought forth the undeniable encores. Mr. David Davies came as a stranger1 among us, but he certainly left a good impression behind. In St. Paul he had two good solos^— two distinct types-viz., "Consume them all and" 0 God, have mercy." The latter was his best effort, the tempo of the former being too slow. The voice is a ,splendid one, and intelligently used. This singer will certainly be invited to reappear in the district. The soprano and contralto are too well known to local concert-goers to need much comment. Miss Carrie Jones was in excellent voice, and is a very much improved singer. Her work in the book and in the miscellaneous portion deserves praise. Miss Richards sung the only contralto solo, But the Lord is mindful," in her customary quiet, unassuming manner, and deserved all the applause received at the conclusion. Her choice of solo, Abide with Me," in the miscellaneous portion, deserves commen- dation, as also does her singing of it, but the least said of her encore song the better. It is the type of song that, as a listener tersely put it. is enough to give one the blues." The orchestra was a most, efficient one. ,a Led by Mr. Arthur Angle, Cardiff, they accomplished their work in the most creditable manner. But why were they not down on the programme for a over- ture in the miscellaneous portion, and also to accompany one or two of the artistes ? Mr. D. R. James presided at the grand organ, and played the accompanVents quite satisfactorily in the miscellaneous portion. The chairmen were Drs. Llewellyn and Weichart on Thursday and- Saturday respectively. The audiences were large and enthusiastic, the good work accom- plished being generously applauded. The proceeds are being devoted to the chapel funds, and if the financial success attend- ing the efforts of the committee, of which Mr. D. E. Griffiths was secretary, and Mr. Joseph Jones chairman, be equal to the musical success, then the balance in hand should be a handsome one.
Porth Chamber of Trade. Monthly Meeting. The monthly meeting of the above Chamber was held at the Washington Hotel on Wednesday evening last. There was an exceedingly good attendance, over which Mr. D. M. Jones presided. The chief feature of this meeting was the addresses delivered by Mr. W. D. Ed- munds and Mr. Isaac Edwards, of Merthyr, the president and secretary of the Federated Chambers of Trade, re- spectively. Mr. Edmunds spoke of the needs of such bodies as Chambers of Trade and Rate- payers' Associations, etc., in bringing about many reforms of general benefit to the community. He referred verv highly to the work done by the Porth Chamber of Trade, and now that they were affiliated to the National Organisation, he assured them of every assistance in their power, in the furtherance of worthy causes. Mr. Edwards following, .complimented the Chamber upon having secured such an excellent secretary in Mr. Williams, and advised them not to tie his hands down in any way. Good secretaries needed a little freedom, and the Bon knew how to underline anything that wanted parti- cular attention. Continuing, the speaker, in a remarkable address, defined Chambers of Trade as bodies of traders and others united together with a view of promoting the social and commercial interests of the locality. The Porth Chamber had done very efficient work since their resus- citation, and he wished to commend them on their new lease of life. Four things, J he said, were necessary to secure their aims and objects. They should first get the best men of the town second, their subscription fee should not be too high. yet not low enough to be considered cheap; third, there should be a good banking account in order to push forward their resolutions when made, instead of leaving them lie as pious resolutions on the minute book; and fourth, periodical changes of offi-cers (cheers). Amongst other things alluded to by the speaker was their intention of trying to secure weekly payments for the miners of South Wales. The credit system was an obnoxious system and needed remedying. This could only be brought about by the workmen obtaining a weekly payment, instead of the present fortnightly system. The jury system was one that could also be very much remedied, as it often occa- sioned the loss of valuable time to busi- ness men and others who had to serve on these bodies. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the visitors for their attendance and addresses. It The Secretary then read a letter from the Clerk of the Rhondda Urban District Council (Mr. W. P. Nicholas), stating that the question of putting the Private Street Works Act into force in regard to the back lane of Hannah Street on the Ponty- pridd Road side had been considered, and that plans had been laid before the Roads Committee and recommended. Mr. J. Thompson also reported, on behalf of the deputation that waited recently upon Mr. Lake, the general manager of the Barry Railway, with the request for a special new train to leave Barry about half-past seven in the even- ing and return to Porth at about half- past eight. This request had been granted, said Mr. Thompson, and the train would commence running on the let of May. Referring to the question of the Shop Hours Act, and the signing of the forms, the Secretary stated that of those waited upon, 22 drapers had signed and none against; 26 grocers and none against; 29 butchers with 1 against; and 17 clothiers with 3 against. Colonel Thompson also reported upon the Territorials, and said they were making fine progress. Twenty had joined after the public meeting, 20 were being drafted to the Porth, Company, and an- other 20 were joining this week (cheers).
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South Wales Cup. Ton Victorious in the Final. Great Game at Tonypandy. A "gate of over 6,000 spectators wit- nessed the final for the South Wales and Monmouthshire Senior Cup at the Mid- Rhondda Athletic Grounds on Saturday between Ton-Pentre and Merthyr Town. This was the second great Soccer match to be played on the above ground, and it is estimated that nearly £300 in gate money has been taken. Merthyr's success has been phenomenal. In the first year of their existence they succeeded in reaching the final, and one can well understand the reason of this after seeing their play on Saturday. Ton, on the other hand, whilst having pre- served their ground record, have had one or two relapses of late, having gone under to Mardy. The prospects of a keen game were therefore natural, and the highest enthusiasm prevailed through the whole course of the game. The teams were as follow:- Iroii-Peiitre-Goal, W. Coleman backs, Alby Curtis and W. Russell; half-backs, W. Jones, H. Williams (captain), and L. Grant; forwards E. Parry. T. "Davies, W. Fyfe, T. Reed, and J. Williams. Merthyr Town-Goal, Williams backs, Carrier and Davies; half-backs, Brooks, Martin, and Pemberton; forwards, D. W. Davies, Wootton G. Williams, Jacobs, and Talbot. Referee, Mr. Roberts, Crewe. Merthyr opened the attack, and pretty footwork by Brooks and W. Davies gained them considerable ground. Reed relieved, and Parry centred, but W. Williams, the Merthyr custodian, saved. A free to Merthyr tried the Ton defence Griff. Williams driving to Coleman, who brought off a fine save. Parry and T. Davies worked well to keep the Merthyrites at bay, who,though they had the better of matters territorially, failed to score, weak shooting and sound defence being the factors against them. Wootton and Jacobs dribbled cleverly, the latter beat- ing several men and putting in a shot to Coleman, who sent out to Russell, and Piarry. again put the Merthyr goal in danger, but Carrier saved. The interval arrived with a blank sheet. In the second moiety Ton-Pentre held the ascendancy. Merthyr did not play with the same nippiness as in the first half, and after Tom Davies and Williams had nearly beaten the defence, they some- what lost their balance. A clever run by T. Davies wa.s the result of Merthyr's downfall. Play was in front of the Mer- thyr goal, when Davies was fouled, and a penalty kick by W. Jones gave Ton the lead. This gave the Rhondda men more encouragement, and although their oppo- nents worked strenuously, Ton's defence remained unbeaten. The shooting by the Merthyrites lacked sting. Parry got off repeatedly, and made things warm for the Merthyr custodian. Fyfe now put the result beyond doubt with a lovely shot that gave Williams no chance. Merthyr now played desperately, and Pemberton and Wootton did their utmost to score, but the Ton defence was faultless, and Curtis and J. Williams deserve the greatest praise for their work in this department. Ton are to be congratulated on their win, and have the honour of retaining the cup for the second successive season. During the first half they did not exert themselves, and relied more on defence, while Merthyr, without being effective, were the aggressors. This was the cause of Merthyr's downfall. Ton, when they shot for goal, were cleaner and more effective. Coleman and W. Wil- liams, the custodians, had plenty to do, and did it thoroughly. W. Jones and H. Williams, the halves: also were nippy, while Parry, Fyfe, and Williams; were ever prominent of the Pentre forwards. For Merthyr, D. W. Davies. Wootton, and Jacobs were the most prominent forward. Final score: Goals. Ton-Pentre 2 Merthyr 0 At the conclusion of the game Mr. Henry Williams, chairman of the Asso- ciation, presented the winning team with the cup and the runners-up with medals, the captains of the respective teams responding. Speaking at a luncheon at the Cross Keys Hotel, after the match, Mr. Henry Williams complimented the Mid-Rhondda Northern Union Committee upon their admirable ground, which had enabled them, through the kindness of their secre- tary, Mr. D. Llewellyn, to secure record gates for Soccer and semi-final and final encounters in the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Senior Cup-ties. The atten- dance that day warranted the formation of a first-class Soccer team at Mid- Rhondda, and the Association would be pleased to give them a helping hand in its initiation (applause). He complimented the referee, Mr. Roberts, of Crewe, and the linesmen for the admirable way in which they had conducted the match that day. Mr. George Williams said he was con- vinced that Soccer was the proper code for the Tonypandy district, and they had the public behind them. They should tajie a lesson from Merthyr, who had formed a club and won their way to the final in the first year of their existence (applause). Mr. H. Hart, Cardiff (secretary to the Association), referring to the game that day, said both teams did more to defend than anything else, but in the second half the game opened out, and the Ton team taking advantage of their chances came out winners. Merthyr Town worked hard, and he thought deserved more praise than their conquerors. Dr. Dunbar, Treharris. expressed the opinion that Mid-Rhondda would soon be the centre of Soccer football in South Wales (hear, hear). Their enclosure was second to none. Mr. Roberts. Crewe, the referee, com- mented upon the strides made in Soccer circles in South Wales, and predicted that if this success was continued they would soon beat the record of the North Wales teams. Rugby was dying out in South Wales, and Association was gaining ground in all the centres (applause). Mr. Chillington, secretary of the Ton- Pentre Club, congratulated Merthyr for having put up such a good fight. Mr. Griffiths, chairman of the Mid- Rliondda Northern Union Committee, announced that they were going to have a Soccer team at Tonypandy next year (applause). He had been a, great sup- porter of amateur Rugby and Northern Unionism, but the financial position had not realised expectations. They were going to fall away from Northern Union- ism, as they could see that Soccer was the coming game (hear, hear). The matter would be placed before their committee on Monday night, and Mr. Hart, Cardiff, would, no doubt, be invited to meet them with the object of starting the club.
Victors Welcomed Home. Upon the arrival of the victors at Ton- Pentre, they were accorded a rousing reception by a tremendous crowd at the Ystrad Square. All along the route from Tonypandy the team and officials, pre- ceded by the Pentre Cory Prize Brass Band, under the conductorship of Band- master J. ,Bailey, were cheered to the echo. On arrival at the headquarters of the club, the New Inn Hotel, the cup was handed round for the inspection of the supporters. Speeches were delivered by the chairman of the Ton-Pentre Com- mittee, Mr. John Davies, W. Coleman, vice-captain, and Bandmaster Bailey and several members of the committee. Suc- cess to the club was drunk in flowing: bumpers from the trophy.
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