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Porth Police Court. Thursday.-Before Mr. T. P. Jenkins (chairman), Alderman W. H. Mathias, Dr. E. N. Davies, and Dr. Ivor Davies. STREET BETTING AT CLYDACH VALE Thomas Evans, collier, Tonypandy, was. summoned for loitering in the streets for the purpose of betting. P.G. Thorburn, Clydach Vale, said that he kept defendant under observation oil Tuesday, 27th. April, in Wem Street, Howard Terrace, at the Library, and the New Inn, Clydach Yale, and saw men approach him and hand him something. Witness saw defendant take a paper out of his pocket and mark a slip. Witness next followed defendant into the passage of the New Inn, and saw him speak to a man, afterwards going, into a urinal, where he wrote a name on a slip. Wit- ness told defendant that he would be arrested for loitering for the purpose of betting, and on being searched at the p jlice station a copy of the Daily Chronicle for that date and a marked slip were found upon him. Defendant had also another slip in his possession bearing certain numbers corresponding with a code connected with horses running that day. Witness also found upon him one sovereign, three half-sovereigns, one half- crown, seven florins, eight shiUings, two sixpenny pieces, three threepenny pieces, and fivepence in coppers, a, total of £ 3 16s. Sd. In reply to the charge, defen- dant said: I am very sorry I have done it; don't tell my mother about it. I hope it will be kept out of the papers." < At the police station, defendant referred to the slips of paper, and explained how he worked the code. P.S. Griffiths explained the code to the Bench. Defendant was released on bail on a deposit of E10. The Chairman said that such as defen- dant lived on the ignorance of young colliers, who lost all interest in their work to follow the papers to see how much they had won. It would be much better if defendant earned an honest living and gave up this filthy job. A ftne of klO was imposed. STEP-MOTHER AND GIRL. Mary Jenkins (13), 96, Dinas Road, Dinas. summoned her step-mother for assault. Mr. G. K. Jenkins (Messrs. Walter Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas) ap- peared for the complainant, and Mr. James Phillips for defendant. Complainant said that defendant smacked her in the face in the presence of two men. Thomas Jenkins, barber, father of com- plainant, and defendant's husband gave evidence on behalf of his daughter, and said that the mother was in the habit of staying out late at nights, and was conse- quently late getting up in the morning. When she got up she was very querulous. Defendant said that complainant hit her with a brush, and she only adminis- tered a parental correction. The case was dismissed. COAL-DEALER'S NEGLECT. Benj. Win. Jones, haulier in the em- ploy of Wm. Jones, coal-dealer, T'realaw, was summoned for neglecting to carry a weighing scale and weights- whilst selling coal, and also for not having labels attached to the bags. Mr. Hill, Inspector of Weights and Measures, gave evidence, and said that on March 24th he saw defendant selling coal at Ynyshir, and noticed that he had no scale and weights, nor labels attached to the bags. A fine of 15s. and costs was imposed for the first offence, and 10s. for the latter. TRAVELLING WITHOUT TICKET. Thomas John Griffiths and William Purnell, Gilfach Goch, were charged with intent to defraud the Great Western Railway Company. Mr. Parsons, Cardiff, prosecuted, and Mr. Stanley Jones, Pontypridd, defended. Ticket Collector J. W. Hall said that on March 23rd he was told off to do duty on the early workmen's train at Tonyr- efail. Many men got on the train with- out ticnets, but upon being asked, paid their fares, but the two defendants did not and said they had no money. Wit- ness asked them if they were in the habit of travelling without a ticket, to which they made no reply. Witness then asked for their names and addresses, and they said, 10, Gilfach Cottages, Tonyrefail." Inspector Mills said that he made en- quiries at Tonyrefail, and for a long time could not find where the defendants lived, but subsequently found that they lived at No. 1, Gilfach Cottages, Gilfach Goch. Wm. Howells, porter at Tony ro fail G.W.R. Station, said that on Wednesday, 24th March, defendants crime to the station and said they wanted two weekly tickets. They told witness they hnd caught travelling the previous chy with- out tickets. Witness refused to issie weekly tickets, as they would cover the previous day. Thomas John Griffiths, when put in the box. said that he and Purnell worked at the Cambrian Collieries, Clydach Vale, and only went by train when it was rough, walking, when fine, over the mountain. The day in question was very rough, and they went by train, but as they got in sight of the station they saw that the train was in the station, so they ran up and scrambled into a carriage, intending to settle when the ticket collector came around, but afterwards found they had no money The ticket collector asked for his name and address, and when he (defen- dant) had told him "10, Gilfach Cottages," he went away. Wm. Purnell gave similar evidence. A fine of £ 1 each was imposed. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY. John Compton, Ferndale, 10s. John Lewis, Mardy, 10s. Edwin Saunders, Trealaw, 10s. John Rees, Trealaw, 15s. D. J. Davies, Tonypandy, 10s. Evan Davies, Tonypandy; a warrant issued against him. Evan J. Davies, Mardy, 10s. DRUNKS. Wm. Daniels, Blaenllechau, 15s. Rd. Jarman, Pontygwaith. 15s. John Jones, Mardy, 15s. Bert Bishop, Tylorstown, 15s. James Damara, Mardy, 10s. —- —
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I Football. RHONDDA PUPIL TEACHERS 2gls., MOUNTAIN ASH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 2. The Rhondda Pupil Teachers' Soccer team visited Mountain Ash last Saturday. Glorious weather prevailed when the two teams took the field. The Rhondda team were first to take un the attack, and a hot shot by W. D. Evans just missed the mark. The visitors continued to press, and from a corner kick L. R. Webb (inside-Jeft) headed a very beautiful goal. Mountain Ash were now roused, and one or two unsuccessful rallies (in which the Pupil Teachers' defence was not found lacking), a shot by the home centre- forward found the net. The interval was signalled without further score. The Pupil Teachers went in for winning the game in the second half. Time after time the Rhondda forwards dashed up time the Rhondda forwards dashed up with hot attacks, only to be stopped on the line; numerous corner kicks being their only reward. Luck seemed dead against them, until B. Morgan, backing up the forwards, sent the ball through a hunch of playersi at the goal mouth, thereby scoring the leading goal for the P.T.'s. This had the effect of strengthen- ing Mountain Ash, who scored, a fine goal from a shot by their right wing. But for a misunderstanding between two of the visiting players, the goalie would have easily saved. The Pupil Teachers attacked from this until the call of time. Eddie Jones (back) played an excellent game for the Rhondda boys, and J. Davies, at centre-half, shone brilliantly both in attack and defence. The visitors enjoyed a well- provided tea after the game, thanks to the hospitality of their opponents. TREHERBERT 0, TREORCHY THURS- DAYS 0. This match was played at Treherbert Northern Union Grounds on Thursday. On account of the heavy showers of rain which fell previous to the kick-off, the ground was very heavy and slippery, and the ball was difficult to play. Treherbert attacked from the kick-off, having a slight advantage of wind and rain. After varying play the home team forced a corner. The left wing placed the ball through the goal, but unluckly for Tre- herbert the point was disallowed. The Treorchy right wing scored a goal for his side just before half-time, but he was adjudged off-side. Treherbert played a great game towards the end of the second half, and had hard luck in not scoring. The Treherbert left wing was pulled up for .off-side after he had beaten the Treorchy goalie with a very smart shot. The teams were fairlv evenly matched, but Treherbert had a slight superiority, only the good play of the visitors' backs preventing many likely goals. S. w. Bull and Mason played brilliant and safe games for Treherbert as backs; whilst J. Jenkins (old Treharris and Cwmparc player) was also a tower of strength for the home team. Treherbert were without their outside right. Shots for Goal. In the match between Pentre Higher Elementary and Porth Teachers, the former were the better team throughout. --+- Steger made several fine runs which resulted in a goal each time from his centres. M. George, the clever inside left, was as tricky as ever, beating his man each time. Bertie Evans, centre-forward, made some brilliant runs and scored two goals. H. Protheroe played a dashing game and robbed the forwards on severalocca- sions. This player sent in a snlendid long shot, which the Porth goalie luckily saved. Bonnell played up to his usual form, rob- bing man after man of the ball. Porth were at full strength, but Pentre had to play two reserves.
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i. Cymanfa at Blaenclydach. The thirtieth annual singing festival of the Welsh Methodists worshipping in Libanus, Penuel (Pontrhondda), Bethania t (Llv/ynypia), Seion (Trealaw), and Pisgah (Penygraig) was held last Monday in the first-named chapel, under the conductor- ship of Mr. E. T. Davies, F.R.C.O., Merthyr. Interest in the cymanfa gamx was quite as manifest as on former j occasions, the chapel being filled to its utmost extremity on each of the three occasions, The morning service, as usual, j given over to the children, was a very successful one. A happy choice had been made in regard to the tunes sung, the music and the words being suitable to the young children present. The following made up the programme: Durham," i "Cauwn byth Dy glod (J. T. Rees), ] "Dyddiau Hyfryd," "Cofio'r Ioou" (D. j J. Lloyd), "Dygir ni gan Engyl," "Rhyw- beth i'w wneyd yn y Nef," and Joyful." An anthem by Mr. G. James, Ferndale, entitled A oes canu yn y Nefoedd," was also sung. The report of the Tonic Sol-fa College examiner, Mr. W. D. John, was read. This showed that 16 had been successful out of 17 in gaining certificates. At the afternoon service the following was the list of tunes:—"St. Bees," Presburg," Beth fydd y Cynhauaf draw," ''Requiem," "Oldenburg," Hermon (E. T. Davies), Trewen and" King's: College." The anthems sung were Cenwch i'r Arglwydd (E. T. Davies) and "Mawr yw yr Arglwydd (J. T. Rees). Miss Lizzie Davies gave a very acceptable rendering of Liddle's famous song, Abide with Me." Mr. Davies gave his adjudication on the hymn-tune competition, a substantial prize being awarded by the committee to the composer of the best tune for chil- dren on Hymn 291. Out of seven com- petitors, the prize was awarded to Mr. John Williams, Bethania. The singing at the evening meeting reached a creditable standard, much warmth being manifest. The tunes sung were Winchester," "Balducci," "Asclon," "Rhai anwyl aeth o'r blaen," Berlin," Trecastell," "Black bourne," and" Grafenberg." The anthems were also repeated. The presidents were Mr. W. Silvanus, Penygraig; Mr. David Evans, Llwynypia; and the Rev. John Morgan, Bethania. Appropriate addresses were given by the Rev. M. H. Ellis, Mr. R. S. Griffitns and others. Misses M. B. Griffiths and Sarah Evans played the accompaniments.
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Cymanfa. at Glydach Vale. The Welsh Baptists of Noddfa and Calfaria held their "cymanfa ganu" on Monday last at Calf aria. Mr. David Thomas, F.T.S.C., Pontypridd, conducted. Three meetings were held, the first being monopolised by the children, who under- took their work with evident interest. They sang the following tunes—" Rhoddwn Fawl i'w Enw Ef," "Plant ydym eto," Gwylio wrth y Groes," Cododd Crist," Agor i dy Geidwad Mawr," "I Rhagom, Filwyr Iesu," and Blodau'r Iesu." The adults also had a good collection of hymn-tunes allotted to them. These included Dale," Penygroes," Buddug- oliaeth" (J. Evans, Blaenclydach). "Beuben," "Margaret," "Tanymariaji," Craig y Tyle," Nottingham," Capel y Ddol, Glanwydden," Stephanos," Gwen (0. Edwards, Porth), Gilead," and Trewen." Two anthems were also sung, viz., Gorphenwyd (T. Jones) and Dedwyddwch y Saint (D. Thomas). The festival was a very successful one and was attended by large numbers of people.
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