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Herthyr Board of GuardiansI
Herthyr Board of Guardians. I On Saturday, Aug. 26th. In the chair, Mr. T. T. Jenkins. Aberdare and District members present: Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Jenkins, Messrs. John Prowle, Meth Davies, T. D. Williams, D. J. Phillips, Morgan Williams, Dd. Jones (Hirwain). Wm. Thomas, Tom Morgan, John Davies, Rees Rees and Wm. Davies, J.P. (Rhigos) with Messrs. G. A. Cook and D. G. Jones (assistant clerks).
Vacancies. It was resolved to appoint two new Guardians for the Aberdare Town Ward at the next meeting.
Dowlais Children. At the last meeting it was stated that relatives of Daniel Sullivan, the Dowlais man who has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, were prepared to adopt his children. The Board thereupon determined to ask the Cork Board of Guardians, in whose area the relatives in question live, whether the home was a suitable place for the children. The Clerk now re- ported that a reply had been received from the Cork Board, stating that the home deferred to was not a suitable place for the children. Mr. John Prowle remarked that the Board was in an awkward position. They should do something for the children. The little girl of the doomed man was in one of the Aberdare Homes, and. unfortunately, all the other children in that Home knew why she was there. Of course the child could not help her parents, and it was a great pity for her. In the interest of the' children, the Board ought to take steps to place them in a Catholic Home. He moved that the Chairman and Mrs. Wills communicate with. the Catholic authorities. Mr. Meth Davies seconded, ana th. motion was agreed to.
Boarding Out Committee
Boarding Out Committee. Owing to the resolution of the above committee that those members who had not attended a single meeting dur- ing the last three months should be struck off the roll, there were several resignations received. The Clerk asked whether the vacant seats on -the Boarding Out Committee should be filled now. Mr. Meth Davies moved that the matter be referred to the Boarding- Out Committee; and this course was agreed to.
Able.Bodied Widows. Mr. Henry Evans asked whether the Board had power to relieve able-bodied widows who were unable to do outside work owing to a large family. The Chairman said there was a regu- lation that the Board could so relieve, if they were of opinion that it was for the benefit of the children that the mother should stay at home.
Agricultural Land Valuation
Agricultural Land Valuation. Mr. J. Prowle moved: "That the following recommendation of the As- sessment Committee be adopted, viz: That Mr. W. B. Trick, Valuer, Neath, be paid the sum of £ 78 15s. for the Plans, Ordnance Sheets, etc., made by him for the purposes of his valuation of the agricultural land in the Union; as, in the opinion of the committee, the same would be of great service to the overseers of the several parishes of the Union." The motion was agreed to.
Children Taken Over
Children Taken Over. Mr. Henry Evans moved that the Board take parental control of certain children until they attain the age of 18 years. Mr. J. Prowle, in seconding, re- marked that the Board should be firm in this matter. They had taken chil- dren in from wretched homes, and when the mothers came and asked for their children back, the Board, under the impulse of a weak moment, gave them to her. In one instance it took the Board 12 months to have the poor little children back to the Union. And, again, they had been given back to the mother; and where were they now? Gone to the devil, all of them. (Laughter.) The motion was carried.
Clerk of works
Clerk of works. The Building Committee reported :— "As instructed by the Board, the committee considered the position of Mr. Evan H. Evans, Clerk of Works, and recommend that as the alterations, etc., to the buildings at the Subsidiary Workhouse arc now completed, and the duties as clerk of works conse- quently ended, the services of Mr. Evans be retained at his present salary of t2 10s. per week, plus actual out of pocket expenses, as a 'handy man,' his duties to consist of carrying out any alterations or repairs to Buildings be- longing to the Guardians under the direction of the Building Committee, and subject to supervision by the Master of the Workhouse and the Supt. of the Homes respectively."
Coal Output. A return was given showing the coal worked and raised in the various par- ishes in the Union. The Aberdare Parish figures were: Large coal, 1,437,396 tons; increase from some pits, 48,873, but a total decrease as compared with the previous year of 120,863 tons. Small coal, 552,401 tons; increase from some pits, 30,085 tons, but a total decrease compared with the year ending June, 1915, of 40,843 tons.
A Potato Contract
A Potato Contract. The L.G.B. wrote that the question of granting extr:. payment to a con- tractor for potatoes, above the con- tract price, was a matter for the auditor to deal with. Mr. Prowle: That's the customary dodge. I move that a cheque be drawn for the extra amount, and I will sign it.—Carried. The Local Government Board wrote sanctioning the payment of extra salaries to the clerk's department for special services rendered by the staff. Mr. Prowle: They never object to that sort of thing. (Laughter.)
Mountain Ash Elower Show
Mountain Ash Elower Show. The Mountain Ash Volunteer Band Musical Institute held the fourth annu- al Flower Show on Thursday, August 24th. The secretary was Mr. C. Sim- monds. Judge, Mr. Stone, Troedyrhiw House. Mr. W. G. Thomas, opening the show, expressed his pleasure at the splendid quality of the exhibits. They were a great credit to the working men who had grown them. He hoped the show would go on and be a greater success than ever.—Councillor Griffith Evans, J.P., felt it indeed a great pleasure to be present at such a splen- did show. It showed that the mem- bers took a great interest in their gardens. Councillor Wm. Lamburn congratulated the members on their splendid successes. Mr. H. Turner proposed, and Mr. T. Rosser seconded a vote of thanks to Mr. Stone, the judge. Mr. Stone briefly responded. A wards Three plants: 1, W. F. Williams; 2, Hy. Turner. Two Pot Plants in Bloom: 1, A. Attwell. Bouquet of Cut Garden Blooms: 1, G. Hale. Sweet Peas: 1, J. Beynon; 2, G. Hale. Six Pansies or Violas: 1, G. Hale: 2, W. Fa ley. Six Dahlias: 1, G. Hale; 2, W. Far- ley. Six Astors: 1, W. Farley; 2, G. Hale. Six Stocks: 1, G. Hale; 2, C. Sim- monds. Six Vases of Garden Blooms: 1, G. Hale; 2, W. Hale. Collection of Vegetables: 1, G. Hale; 2, J. Beynon. Spring Onions: 1, Hy. Turner; 2, W. Lamburn. Eschallots: 1, G. West; 2, John Elms. Carrots: 1, G. Hale; 2, J. Beynon. Parsnips: 1, G. Hale; 2, W. Lam- burn. Turnips: 1, A. Richardson; 2, J. Beynon. Beetroot: 1, W. Lamburn; 2 G. Hale. Potatoes, Round: 1, A. Richardson; 2, G. Hale. Potatoes, Kidney: 1, G. Hale; 2, W. Lamburn. Cabbage, White: 1, J. Beynon; 2, G. Hale. Cabbage, Red: 1, J. Beynon; 2, C. Simmonds. Cauliflower: 1, G. Hale; 2, J. Bey-' non. Runner Beans: 1, J. Beynon; 2, G. Hale. Peas: 1, J. Beynon; 2, G. West. Broad Beans: 1, C. Simmonds; 2, John Elms. Marrows: 1, J.. Beynon. Lettuce: 1, R. Wallace; 2, G. Hale. Celery: 1, G. Hale; 2, W. Farley. Potatoes: 1, G. Hale; 2, A. Richard- son 3, J. Beynon. Turnip Beet: 1, A. Richardson; 2, C. Simmonds. Eggs: 1, J. Beynon; 2, G. Hale. Pastry: 1, Mrs. A. Attwell; 2, Mrs. J. Beynon. Boiled Potatoes: 1, Mrs. Richardson; 2, Mrs. J. Beynon. Bread: 1, Miss Simmonds; 2, Mrs. J. Beynon. Special Classes. Leeks: Mr. G. Hale. Eschallots: 1, C. Simmonds; 2, W. Lamburn. The special prize winners were Messrs G. Hale, J. Beynon, W. Lamburn, C. Simmonds, Hy. Turnet and Miss Sim- monds. Special prizes were given by Messrs F. Huggins, J. Davies, J. Stott, H. Marsh, H. Richardson, Henry Boulton, W. Price, Gilbert Hale, Geo. Davies, D. Davies, J. Preecej H. Turner and W. I Greenwood. The special section was judged by Mrs. Fred Mills and Mrs. Willie Greenwood.
Crushed by a Stone
Crushed by a Stone. Aberaman Miner's Death. At the Aberdare Police Court on Monday Mr. R. J. Rhys, Coroner, held an inquest touching the death of George Albert Vater, 20 Sunny Bank Street, Aberaman, who met his death at Aberaman Colliery on August 25th. Herbert H. Vater, brother to the deceased, stated that his brother was 19 years of age, and had worked under- ground since he was 13. Lewis Rees, collier, said that he worked with Vater on shares in Gelli- deg seam. Soon after the commence- mEntof the shift witness left deceased. Witness heard him cry out, and re- turned. He found that a stone had fallen on Vater and pinned him down. He lived for five minutes after he was released. Vater was pulling coal when the fall occurred. A post was dis- charged by the fall. Another post stood about a yard away. The roof was quite dry. It had been sounded by Vater and witness that morning and appeared to be quite right. A break could be seen after the fall which was invisible previously. Witness had worked 26 years underground. The place appeared to him to be quite safe before the accident. They had plenty of timber on the spot. Thomas Prestwood, fireman, said that he examined Vater's working place on the morning in question and found it all right. Witness believed I that the invisible break or slant did the mischief. The roof was of a clayey nature with occasional breaks in it. By Mr. Owen Powell, miners' agent. There was sufficient timber. A. W. Rake, assistant manager, ex- plained a plan of the scene of the acci- dent A verdict of Accidental Death was returned.—Mr. J. Harris was fore- man of the jury.
I The Welshman's Favourite. MABON Sauce PW As good as its Name. DON'T FAIL TO GET IT. M_/MtW'nT'-BL&JfCII' St. Pater St., Cardiff. I "IØ' 1"U1181
Abercynon Police Court
Abercynon Police Court. Thursday, Aug. 24.-Before Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary) and W. Fenwick.
Licence Transfer. The Aberdare Valley Breweries Co., represented by Mr T. Marchant Harris, Aberdare, applied for the transfer of the licence of the Central Hotel, Aber- dare, from Llewelyn Lloyd to James Thomas, licensee of the White Hart Hotel, Aberdare. Mr Harris explained that the tenant had left the premises and refused to hand over the licence. A true copy of the licence was now asked for.—Granted.
Drunk and Disorderly
Drunk and Disorderly. Richard James Evans, in Ynys- meurig Road, Abercynon, 13s.
Dogs. Henry Earl, summoned for having no dog licence, was fined 7s. 6d. He had destroyed the dog since the police- constable's visit. Albert Brace was given 14 days to get a licence. His dog wa-s under six months, and he thought to try it with a rabbit.
Bench Believed Him
Bench Believed Him. Idris Morgan was summoned (in the name of Edward Morgan, milk vendor, Abercynon) for selling milk deficient in butter fat to the extent of 8 per cent. Defendant pleaded guilty. Superintendent E. Rees stated that on July 21st he took a sample of milk from a boy named Percy James, who said that he was employed by Morgan. The( analyst's certificate showed the result as above. Defendant stated that on the morn- ing the milk was purchased by the Superintendent he had seen the cows milked, and after being strained was taken and delivered to his customers. David Price stated that he farmed two fields on Park Newydd Farm and kept eight cows. The Bench accepted Morgan's state- ment and the case was dismissed.
Language. P.C. Diniwiddie said, when charging Elizabeth Brown with using indecent language, She is the most foul- mouthed woman in the valley." Fined 12s.
Millions of Maggots
Millions of Maggots." Thomas Lewis, Bryngolwg Farm, I Mountain Ash, was summoned for al- lowing a horse carcase to remain un- buried for more than 24 hours. Mr. Gwilym Jones defended. P.C. Chugg stated that his attention to the carcase was drawn on August 1st. It was 20 yards from the road. By Mr. Jones: He visited Gelli Wrgan Farm again on Aug. 3rd, and Lewis told him that a grave had been dug. The horse was then covered with millions of maggots. The Stipendiary said that Lewis had been very slack and indifferent in the matter.—Fined 20s.
Indecent Language. Sarah Ann Phillips summoned Sid- ney Cooper for using indecent language to her in Carnetown, Abercynon. Cooper did not appear, and was fined 20s. or 7 days.
Weights and scales
Weights and scales. Evan James, butcher and general dealer, Commercial Street, Abercynon, was summoned for having an unjust weight and an unstamped scale. Inspector Evan Jones (Weights and Measures) stated that he called at de- fendant's shop on Tuesday, 9th inst. He saw a brass weight on the counter. On testing it he found it to be 3 drams against the customer. He also saw a scale that was 11 ozs. against the cus- 4 tomer, and the official stamp had been removed. Defendant's wife snatched the scoop and told the boy to take it outside and smash it. The scoop had some potato peelings in it. Fined 20s. for each offence and the weight ordered to be confiscated. Joseph Williams, general dealer, Ynysmeurig Road, Abercynon, was fined 20s for having an unjust scale to the detriment of customer H ozs. The scale was ordered to. be confiscated.
Colliery Company Fined
Colliery Company Fined. Guest, Keen and Nettlefold, Dowlais Cardiff Colliery Co., Abercynon, were summoned: (1) For having in use a tram-weighing machine that was not stamped, and (2) for having a truck weighbridge that was 250lbs. out of I balance. Mr. D. W. Jones, Merthyr, was for the defence, and admitted a technical offence in regard to the first charge. Inspector Jones visited the colliery on August 14th and found that the steelyard had no stamp on it. The machine was quite accurate. Daniel Thomas, machine inspector for the Co., said that on March 7th there had been a fire in the weighing- room, and he thought that had loosen- ed the plug. Henry Wiltshire also gave evidence. Regarding the second offence the machine, was used, said the Inspector, for shipping weight and small coal. David and Wm. Davies, in the em- ploy of the colliery, denied that the machine was more than 1J cwts. out, 4 in comparison to the Inspector's state- ment of 2t cwts. The condition of the machine was due to wet weather and coal dust. A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed in the first case, and L5 in the second, the Stipendiary remarking that they (the Bench) accepted Inspector Jones' evidence. They considered the second case a very serious one.
Penrikyber Cos Dividend
Penrikyber Co's Dividend. The Directors of the Penrikyber Navigation Colliery Co., Ltd., have de- clared an interim dividend on the ordin- ary shares at the rate of 15 per cent. per annum, lees income tax, in respect of the past half-year. The dividend for the year 1915 wa,121 per cent.
Aberdare Gas Company
Aberdare Gas Company. The 94th ordinary half-yearly gen- eral meeting of the Aberdare and Aber- aman Consumers Gas Company was held on Saturday. The Chairman (Mr D. P. Davies, J.P.) presented the in- j terim statement of accounts and the recommendation of the directors, namely, an interim dividend of 4 per cent., less income tax, for the half-year j ended June 30th last. Both were adopted. It was pointed out that the profits for the half-year were very J considerably reduced, owing to the ex- tremely high prices paid for coal and other materials, as well as labour. Al- though the company were making a big sacrifice and doing ail]; they possibly I could to keep down the price of gas, the Chairman intimated that it would be necessary to further increase the price by 3d."per 1,000. The recent ad- vance in the price of coal permitted by the Board of Trade was the greatest factor responsible for this further ad- f vance in the price of gas. The increase in the cost of coal had now reached about 70 per cent. above the pre-war contracts, whereas the total increase in the price of gas, including the present rise of 3d. only represented 14 per cent. The directors hoped that the increase would only be temporary.
Trecynon and Llwydcoed Notes
Trecynon and Llwydcoed Notes. BY MARCELLO. The prodigal has returned to his home somewhere in Hirwain Road. No fatted calf was killed to celebrate the event. The only calf the family own is the one that returned lean and hungry. The father is now feeding him up, and going to kill him—with kindness. Ap Barley writes no poetry now. Since he has renounced the liquid derived from his namesake he has lost hi, inspiration, and his "awen' is sti;ing. Give it a dose of barley meal, Ap. Bunkum came home from the outing tired but happy. Billy Bach on the other hand was fresh but unhappy. Was there a fly in his ointment? Fly Billy! The local floral rivals have unani- mously agreed to run a Chrysanthemum Show next winter. It is refreshing to find that they agree upon something. Will the Chrys Exhibition be the means of settling their many disputes? If not, a Floral Conciliation Board must be established. How mean is man! Johnnie has duly notified his best girl that if she insists on going to a place of amusement hence- forth she will have to pay the Govern- ment tax, because he has to pay the income-tax to the colliery collector. If she will not comply with the conditions then her Johnnie will be a Walker. Here's a fine chance for his rival from Trecynon way. The cabbage thieves have been at it again. Llwydcoed this time. Perhaps it will be Penywain or Pentre Clutches next year. Trecynon was the pilfering area last summer. These hardy annuals never miss a season. I Romeo and Juliet have made it up. The former declares that he will never lend an ear to the tongue of scandal again. He is going to listen to Polonius' advice, "Neither a lender nor a slanderer be (with apologies for variation). "The crooked shall be made straight," says the Scripture. But on Saturday week Bosco was making a straight road crooked on his way home to Llwydcoed. I don't say he was tipsy, but, as the song says, "He was near it." The champion motor-cyclist went for a spin, and it was feared that he had had a spill, seeing no sign of his return after a weary wait of several hours. When he eventually arrived he tried to blame the Government for restricting the supply of petrol. But I am told that it was not the machine that was dry. Beware B-, or you will come under the spell of the Merry Widow. She is spreading her net for you. Joe did not go to work the other morning, because the canary was dead. He is dreadfully cut up. And so would be the neighbour's cat if Joe could only catch it.
Red Cross Hospital
Red Cross Hospital. The fourth of a series of concerts, organised by Mrs. R. Williams, Nazareth, was held on Friday evening at the Red Cross Hospital, Aberdare. The artistes acquitted themselves well. The chair was occupied by Staff-Sergeant Anson, supported by Mrs. R. Williams. The ac- companist was Miss Gwladys Phillips, who has rendered great services at the soldiers' concerts. Appended is the programme:—"God Save the King." Chairman's address. Pianoforte solo, Miss Phillips. Solo, "Children's Home," Madam Eynon. Recitations, Private D. J. Davies. Several humorous songs by Mr. W. H. Templeman. Solo, Mr. William Davies, Aberaman. Re- citation, "Kaiser and God," Mr. Geo. Williams. Solo, "Fairy Pipers," Miss Brittain, L.L.C.M. Character song, Miss Phyllis Marshall. Address to soldiers, Councillor William Rees, J.P. Solo, "It's a long trail," Miss G. Scott. Solo, Lance-Corporal Stubbs. Solo, "Gallant Little Wales," Master Morris Morgan. Recitation, "Kissing Cup's Race," Private D. J. Davies. Pianoforte duet, Misses Phillips and Brittain. Solo, "Nymphs and Shep- herds," Miss Mag. Williams, Aberaman. Character song, Miss Phyllis Marshall. Solos, (a) "Just as I am"; (b) "Holy City," Madam Eynon. Recitation, Mr. George Williams. Solo, "When you come home, Miss Scott, accompanied by Mrs. Elford. Solo, "My Mother's Picture," Master Morris Morgan. Solo, "Cartref," Miss Mag. Williams. A vote of thanks to the artistes was pro- posed by Mr. J. Brittain, and seconded by Mr. Fred Jones. Mr. W. H. Temple- man responded.
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