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A Public Scandal
A Public Scandal." COUNCILLOR D. W. JONES AND FRIED FISH SHOPS. I think it is a public scandal that we have allowed these >shop& to grow up in our midst," said Councillor D. W. Jones at the meeting of the Health Committee on Wednesday, at which H. M. Lloyd (Cayor) presided. The discussion arose over the report given by Dr. Duncan (Medical Officer of Health) of a visit paid by him with Chief Constable Wilson to a cottage in Penydarren, inhabited by two elderly people. The matter was brought to the attention of the Medical Officer by Conn. Francis. It appears that one of the rooms of the ("ottage next door had been fitted up with a fish and chip range, with the result that the old people were unable to use one of their bedrooms owing to the exces- sive heat caused by the range furnace. Whilst agreeing that it was an un- satisfactory state of affairs, the Doc- tor stated that he had no powers to deal with the matter. Where our officials have been, J don't know." continued Coun. D. W. -Jontv. "This state of affairs would not he allowed in any other town. As a, re- sult of people being allowed to open these shops where th, like. many of the cottages are now unfit to live in." The Mayor promised to bring the matter to the attention of theWatch Committee.
Merthyr and SmallPox Treatment
Merthyr and Small- Pox Treatment. GELLYGAER CASES TO BE TREATED. A letter from the Clerk of the Gelly- gaer District Council was read at the Merthyr Health Committee on Wed- nesday. Coun. H. M. Lloyd presiding. asking if the Committee would be pre- pared to receive for treatment (if ne- cessary) cases of small-pox at their hospital—and, if so. upon what terms. Coun. Dan Thomas: I move that we reply in the affirmative. The Mayor: What .shall the terms be? Coun. D. Thomas: Oh, we can leave that to a committee. It was agreed that Dr. Duncan, the Medical Officer of Health should re- port on the matter, and that a com- mittee should then be formed to go in- to the terms of treatment. A further letter dealing with small- pox was read from the Aberdare and Mountain Ash Urban District Councils asking if the Committee were prepared to meet them in a conference with a view of erecting a joint hospital for the treatment of small-pox. It was agreed that the Town Clerk reply stating that the provision had al- I read-v been made locally for the treat-. ment of such ca.,
The Palace. I The Palace, Pontmorlaie Circus, Merthyr, now presents a very hand- some appearance, a delightful scheme of re-decoration having been complete ed into two shades of blue ,and cream and gold. Several improvemente have uoeen made, which greatly add to the attractiveness of the auditorium. The furnishings are warm and tasteful, be- ing in Rose du Barri. The entrance has also been transformed, and is now a charming place to wait in when the theatre is full, which, owing to the wonderful programmes being submitted by the management, is often the case. The Palace easily takes a foremost jolax,v in the list of charming cinemas in South Wales, and the entertain- ment is second to none in the United Kingdom. This week a really attractive picture, is being screened in Called to the Front," a pictue in which the realities of modern warfare an vividly brought to our notice. One often wonders what war is like. We read of it and gather something of its horrors but nothing can bring it to our minds like the scenes which make up this- wonderful picture. "Called to the Front." On Thursday we turn our attention to a picture of quite a different char- acter, and rest our minds from the thoughts of war. A Rogue's Hon- our" is the story of a swell-cracksman, and the incidents are exciting enough for anyone. a Me and Bill" is a very fine picture in two parts, and is the beautiful life story of two friends Sam and Bill-in which we see their joys and sorrows. T hi-- are friends through three generations. The ?tar caste of this picture includes liss Bes- sie Evton, the Selig favourite, as Jean, and Mr. Wheeler Ooakman, as Sam (Me). For those who will have pictures with scenes of warfare, this picture will appeal to them. An interesting picture of the re-laying of a railway is in the programme and with the latest news and some amusing items, the enter- tainment will be up to the usual high standard, for w'ich the Palace is noted On Monday of next week a very spe- cial picture has been prepared. There are three special nictures-" Sexton Blake and the Clue of the Wax Vesta," a sensational detective and society drama; "Dr. Satan," the story of an unscrupulous hypnotist; and the fli-st of the "Adventures of Kathlyn" (the "girl who knows no fear"), series, a fine set of pictures, so popular on ac- count of the introduction of wild ani- mals in the plot. These pictures of Kathlyn will appear every other week, until they have all appeared. The Chronicle and the Gazette will keep us in touch with all the world's most im- portant events. Again we say, when in doubt visit the Palace, for there, as the Americans would eay. yon. will see a programme that is "some program." On Thursday Miss Bettv Nansen will appear in another fine drama, « For the Sake of a Man.'1
Friday. I Before the. Deputy Stipendiary (Mr. R. A. Griffith), and Mr. John Evans. I ORDER INCREASED. Mrs. Elizabeth Bow en, of Gipsy Castle, .sought to vary a maintenance order made in her favour against her husband. James Howen. a haulier. Mr. Griffith Llewelyn defended. Complainant said an order was made in her favour on July 14 for 5/- a week. The amount had been paid re- gularly. but it was insufficient to keep her and her baby in proper nourish- ment. She had to pay 2/6 for lodgings; and, therefore, had only 2/U a week left for food. Defendant was a haulier earning 37/- a week. There were four other children with the defendant, two of whom were working. -For the defence. Mr. Llewelyn sug- gested to complainant that she was of drunken habits, and that her husband would take her back if she reformed. Complainant: He is a liar. I don't get drunk. She admitted s' e had gone to the garden to look for defendant, and had taken six potatoes because she had no food for the child. Mr. Llewelyn: The man does not want to be mean about It. The Deputy Stipendiary: He does not appear to want to be generous! Mr. Llewelyn said he would be pre- paroo to do more if complainant gave him the custody of the child. The Deputy Stipendiary: Oh. he cannot bring up a baby. Mr. Llewelyn: He would put it in proper hands. The order was increased to 10/- a week A DESERTER. I r os. Alexande,r Price was charged, on his own admission. with being a deserter from the 2nd Batt. Welsh Regiment. It was stated that defendant gave himself up on Thursday night, and had deserted on January 5. Remanded for an pscort. JOINED THE ARMY. I Wm. Andrew Davies, a Bargoed fit- ter, was summoned by Minnie Bever- stock to show cause, etc. The case was adjourned from the last court in order to give complainant an oppor- tunity to prove an admission of pater- nity. David John Davies said he was pre- sent when defendant signed a note (produced) admitting paternity. Defen- dant wa-s now in the Army in Alder- shot, but she did not know what regi- ment he was with. An order for 3/6 week was made. TO RE-JOIN HIS REGIMENT. I Wm. George Whistow, a milk ven- dor was charged with stealing 5/ the moneys of his employees, the Retail Dairy Oo., or with embezzling that sum. Mr. Griffith Llewelyn (Messrs. James, Charles & Davies), who prose- cuted, said prisoner was engaged by the Company on August 4, it. being his duty to deliver milk on the round. He would pay all money received during the day to the manager in the evning. On August 10 prisoner went on the round alone, but the madnager, being dissatisfied with prisoner's payments, sent his son with prisoner the follow- ing day. The soon took a note of all payments made, the amount being 5/n. In the ^>rdinary course this money should ?ve been paid to the manager after the evening round. Pri- soner, however left for lunch, and did not return, and was not seen again until at the previous court, when the case was adjourned. Herbt. Conway. manager, and Ray- mond Conway, the former's son, gave evidence in corroboration. Prisoner said he was engaged at ti a week and commission, being held re- sponsible for all credit. It was. he ar- gued, a rule in the trade that the salesman was not 1K)Ilfl(i to settle oftener than once a week. If, there- fore, he had to worth of milk during the week, he would only pav £ 4, the balance being made up by the wages due. He left on the day of the charge. being ill, but with no intention of do- ing wrong or of stealing the money. Mr. Llewelyn said it was true that there would have been more due to prisoner in wages than the amount lie took. Mr. T. Elias Magistrates' Clerk): Were you going to join your regiment? Prisoner: Yes, certainly, sir. The Deputy Stipendiary .said that as the amount was small and something was due to him for wages, he had decided to bind him over to come up for judgment if called upon. Magistrates' Clerk: You may go now. Hurry up to re-join your regiment. PRISON FOR BAD FATHER. I Wm. Henry Hendy was charged with allowing his wife and children to become chargeable to the Union. Warrant-Officer Richards said defen- dant's wife and children were trans- ferred from Walsall on April 30 in consequence of his having deserted them there. The total cost to the Guardians was L19 16s., out of which defendant had paid two sums of 10/- each. He was found at Bdmundsford, Staffordshire. Defendant: I have got receipts to show that I have paid £10. Warrant Officer Richards said the amount in question was that owing to this authority. From inquiries he had made, he found that defendant had not been maintaining his wife and family for many years. A previous or- der at this oourt had not been attend- ed to, and he had also been brought up on the complaint of the Cannock Union, and sent to prison for 6 weeks on that occasion. Defendant was committed for a m.nn th 11 QU-ITE RIGHT." I Quite right!" soid Jonah Jones, of Q uite iight 1?' Deri ,when evidence of drunken and disorderly conduct was given against him. Fined 10/- and oast*. A STEP-SON'S THREMIS. A painful case was dealt with when Mi-s. Hannah Jones, of Pontlottyn, summoned her step-sou. Thomas Jones, for threats. Complainant said that on Sept. 26 defendant came home--he lodged with her-.a,nd refusal to give her any mo- ney, saying he would do her down." She had kept him idle for some time. On the following morning she com- plained to his brother of defendant's language, and defendant, picking up a knife produced), said he "would put it through her heart." He was sober at the time. In reply to Mr. Elias, complainant idshe had on one occasion paid tIO in respect of a plate-glass window bro- ken by defendant, who had on another occasion assaulted the police. Defendant was hound over to keep the peace.
DOWLAIS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. Drapery Department. "AT THE FRONT." So are we in Price and Quality. We beg to announce to all our Customers that we shall have all our NEW WINTER STOCK in next week. We shall hold a very large variety of Blankets, Quilts, Sheets and Eider Downs. Try our renowned C.W.S. Grey Twill Sheet at 4/11 per pair, 2\ yards long, worth 5/0. Being that we have bought most of our Stock before the War broke out, we shall be able to place before our Customers a large variety of Stock, mostly All at the Old Prices. We hold a tremendous Stock o Ladies' and Children's Hosiery. Our Ladies' Cashmere Ribb Hose at 1JOd. per pair cannot be beaten anywhere in Price nor Quality. "STILL ADVANCING." OUR DRAPERY TRADE is rapidly advancing, a fact which proves that we give our Customers their 20/- in the i. Also the best of attention. No order too small, All we ask is, Please walk in, and you will walk out pleased." 9 Note the Address 16, 17, 18, & 19, Union St., Dowlais. Station Terrace, High Street, BEDLINOG. PENYDARREN. Caeharris, Dowlais.
Tuesday. Before Mr. R. A. Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary). Ald. J. M. Berry. Dr. Mnidic Messrs. D. C. Evans and T. Rich. A ROAMING HUSBAND. I Mr.s. Mary Jane Catley summoned her husband, Ernest Catley, Aberfan, for an order of maintenance. Mr. W. R. Edmunds was for the complainant. Defendant waa absent, but proof of his knowledge of the summons was given by .John Henry Manuel, who saw him on Sunday. Defendant, it was .stated, then said: "So s he has sum- moned me, then?" And witness re- plied, Yes. In reply to the Deputy Stipendiary's inquiry as to defendant's whereab- outs. Mr. Edmunds said he was ab- out in Aberfan. He slept out and that sort of thing. Mrs. Catley ga,id she had been mar- ried to defendant about 14 years, and during the last five years he had not work<;d a quarter of his time. He left her the tirt time over 12 months ago, and was away (j months, and did not send a penny or a line to her. He returned and remained ;i'iA- months, during which time he worked at the Merthyr Vale Conservative Club as a billiard marker. He gave her a few shillings a week. His wages, she under- stood, were 25 J a. week, but he told told her they were only 17/ He again left her and remained away about seven months. A week ago lie came back. She understood that in the meantime lie had been proceeded against. by the Guardians in respect of relief granted her during his first period of absence, and it was said he was sent down for a month. She had received no relief for his second period from home, not caring to trouble the Guardians. as he had not paid the lirst sum. She maintained hcneJf by taking lodgers, of whom she had hr.d four, but two had gone to the war. Her husband had done nothing for some time, but when working on the boilers had earned 241- a week. An order for 101- a. week was made. ARRESTED IN CARDIFF George Henry Rich, watchmaker, was charged with alleged theft, as bailee, of a watch. <:> The Chief Constable said he would ask for a remand as he believed there would be a series of charges of similar character. Detective-Sergeant Dove spoke of re- ceiving prisoner in custody from the Cardiff Oity Police. In a house in Duke Street he found the watch the subject of the charge. When charged at Merthyr defendant replied, I did't take the watch with the inten- tion of stealing it." The watch he added, was given him to repair. Defendant, on being informed that he would he remanded, said he was sorry the case could not be finished there and then. Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. T. Elias): I am afraid. it will not be finished for some time. Defendant added that he had been looking for a shop to finish the watch. I promise faithfuPy to make every- thing good," he added. Remanded for a week. DRUNK AND UPSET. Airs. Margaret Owen was charged with being drunk in charge of a c ild. The officer said the woman was incapable of looking after the three- year-old girl who was clinging to her house He t(?ok the child to the Work- house. Defenda-nt (tearfully): I have been upcet, &ir, over my son going to the war. 11r. T. Ell-ts: That didn't make you drunk. (Laug ter.) Defendant: No, sir, but I was upset. I was really. The Chief Constab'e (Mr. J. A. Wil- son said he knew for a fact that the woman had been drinking for a week. He had seen her and the man with her with the child in a carriage, and once they both began singing. A fine of t) í and costs was imposed. DEPUTY-STIPENDIARY'S REBUKE Robert Koscorlo, lamplighter in the employ of the Merthyr Gas Uompany, wa,s summoned for committing a breach of contract, by leaving without notice, and damages were also claimed for breach of contract. Air. Wm. Kenshole, Aberdare, who prosecuted. said the defendant was employed as a lamplighter at a salary of 2Sj- per week. and there was a contract which stipulated a week's notico being given on either side to conc'ude the contract. In conse- quence of complaints, which the com- pany received, defendant was watched, and it wa-, found that lamps which were a little out of the way were not visited by the defendant. It was a most im- nortant matter, for one of the lampe which was not lit was near a level crossing, and another was near abridge. The summonses were taken out under an Act which was set up to protect companies who were under contract to light the district. [r. W. C'. Jackson, undermanager of the Ga* Company, said that when j1^' sooke to def t, lie remarked, '?' \Or h, you've been do?in? me aJI the week. He then threw the torch away. ex(,Iainiing, I- you and the company." Witness tried to persuade him to finish his work under the con- tract. but he refused, and witness threatened to send for the police. The Deputy Stipendiary '(Mr. R. A. Griffiths): Why did you threaten to send for the policed Witness: Because I thought it highly dangerous for the district not to be properly lighted. The Deputy-Stipendiary Rut it was a question between the man and the company—a profits making company. The Txilice had nothing to do with it. It was a most improper thin Ir to do." Defendant, who did not appear, was only dealt with under the first charge, and was fined. 'I"t THE USUAL LIST. JIlC xouowing were (iea.it with on charges of being drunk: Hugh Morris, in Aberfan, ,i ajid cost?; Watkyn Irancis, in Treharris. 10/- and costs; George Luton, in Treharris, 10/- and costs; John Janies, in Fuchue Top. 10/- and costs; Sarah Harris, in Ed- wardsville .> and costs. UNPARLIAMENTARY LANGUAGE. Morgan Harris, was fined 10/- and costs for using indecent language in Edwardsville.
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