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ABERDARE. FRIGHTFUL CATASTROPHE AT CWMAVON. EIGHT MEN KILLED. We much regret that it is our duty to announee one of .the most melancholy occurrences which have happened in this neighbourhood for a long time past. It appears .that Messrs. Carr and Morrison have a pit. in work at Cwmavop, which is about 230 yards deep. The men are conveyed to and from their work by an eugiue at the top of the shaft, which lifts and lets down a large box or tram for this pur- pose. The same shaft and engine are used for bringing up the minerals, horses, &c. On Wednesday evening last, the man in charge of the engine left his post abcut five o'clock, and another engineman-, named Solomon Lloyd, took his place -it being his turn to work that night. We ought to have stated that as soon as the tram approaches the top from below, it touches a bell, which gives the en- gine-driver timely intimation, in order to stop the ascent. In this case, the unfortunate man in .charge says the bell did not ring as usual but, however this may be, the en- gine continued its speed, and the tramâcontaining eight men who were leaving work-was in a moment hurled against the pulley at the top, and the next minute it was, with its living freight, falling with frightful velocity down the shaft they had just ascended. The chain which lifted the tram coming in contact with the pulley, had snapped, and the consequence was as we have related. The scene presented at the bottom of the pit, a few minutes after- waids, was of the most harrowing description. The tram nad dashed itself against the edge of a deep bank at the o torn of the pit, knocking the frame-work into pieces fiJa m t-i *mmec'iate neighboitrhood were the remains of Mated bodies. The other three must have fallen Snlr.1^. w'lye,r' as they have not yet been found. waa brought before the magistrates on mandorl um D° eJic,ence was gone into, and he was re- muoh fiio f }l"fortunate man appeared to feel very caused. Ul haVOC of ^an life which had been The Coroner's inq t (Frida^^rauiTwen3lia1l to, be held yeferday give a tull report m our next. POLICE COUBj\I_THUHgDAT ana tbe Kev. J- Griffiths. assaulting her. The factsTaveTee^alM d0lin- 11663 Th* defendant went to the house of tlm ^re^dy given. The her husband, and when the wife refused?^ /Tv/ 4° +1 defendant struck her.âThis was denied f who said he only held up his arm to kSn J'^dant, plainant's blow, and lie by accident just touched her°-Mr Fowier said the complainant had a perfect r- him out, if she did not wish him to bo in Sr il° tUm Fined 20s. and costs. Q 00 m her hâ¢se.- ANOTHEB ASSAULT.âThe case against David Davi«, Which had been adjourned from the la«t court day, was resumed.âMr. Simons appeared for the defendant.â Margaret Davies, landlady of the Fountain beerhouse, and her daughter, repeated their former statement as to the defendant coming there and refusing to pay for a quart of beer and afterwards assaulting the mother and daughter. âMr. Simon's version of the case was, that the defendant had been at work for the complainant's husband, and had drunk it all out except lOd and on the day of the assault, he went in with some other men to have a quart of beer against the balance but the mother and daughter objected to this, and when he still persisted in having his money in this way, they tried to get hold of his cap, and a scuffle ensued. The only violence used was, in trying to get away from the complainants.âA witness named Rees was called, who substantiated this, but the Bench gave no credit to his testimony, and fined the defendant 40s. for the assault on the daughter, and 20s. for assaulting the mother. THROWING STONES AT THE POLICE.âJohn Lewis, haulier, was summoned for throwing a stone at P.C. Yoratt. On Friday, the officer accompanied the bailiffs to distrain some goods, and while returning, the defendant, who was some distance behind the policeman, took a stone off the road and flung it after him but he missed his aim. Johns, the bailiff, was near to the defendant, and saw him throw the stone.âFined 5s. and costs. Margaret G wvnne sought to fix John Daniel with being the father of her legitimate child, but failed. James Wilcox, James Williams, Jonathan Morgan, Howell Williams, and William Williams, were each fined us., for being drunk and disorderly. W AGES CASE.âIliomas ixoberts summoned Thomas Rees, for wages due to his son, who had been at work for him. The case was adjourned from Tuesday week.âMr. Simons appeared to-day for the defendant, and explained how the case had been decided in the County Court.-The Bench thought the defendant was much to blame in the course he had taken, and dismissed the case, with 14s. costs. NEIGHBOURLY SQUALLS.- Gwenllian Parker summoned her neighbour, Ellen Devolter, for assaulting her by throwing a large stone into the house at her. The com- plainant displayed a large stone, which she said was the offending missile.-Ann Spielman had also summoned the defendant, and by the time both complainants, and witnesses on both sides, had been heard, a state of things was revealed, which showed that a great deal of quarrel- ing and filthy language was used by all parties, but as it was manifestly difficult to tell which was the worst the Bench dismissed the case. LEAVING WORK WITHOUT NOTICE.âThomas Lewis was summoned by Thomas Morgan, overseer of the Aber* naut colliers, for leaving his work without the usual month's notice.âThe defendant said he was willing to go back, if he c juld be paid for what he had done.âThe case was adjourned Mr. Fowler saying he would, in the mean- time, write to Mr. Fothergill. John Phillips, a collier, working at the Abernant Works, was charged with stealing a piece of coal, from a tram belonging to Messrs. Thomas and J oseph.- David Jones saw the defendant take the coal, and send his wife for it. âJ ohu Jones, the overseer of the works, Raid the coal itself was not of much value, but when a piece was taken other lumps fell down. and -in this way many hundreds were wasted, when the coal was on its way to -the canal.- The case was adjourned. David Solomon Lloyd, the engine-driver in charge of the winding engine at the time of the unfortunate occur- rence, (noticed in another part of our papor), was brought up on a charge of manslaughter, but no evidence was o-Sne into.âHe was remanded. °

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