YSTRAD LOCAL BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of the above Board Was held on Friday last, at the offices, Pentre, under the presidency of Mr. W. Jenkins, .T.P. There were also present—Messrs. W. Lax, W. Davies, E. W. Lewis, D. Morgan, M. Llewellyn, G. Thomas, W. H. Mathias, D. Davies, A. J. Treharne. Jacob Ray, J. D. Williams, Dr. James, H. W. Spowart (deputy clerk), and J. W. Jones (surveyor). A BLIND MAX'S APPLICATION. Mr. S. Owen. a blind man, hailing from Porth, appeared before the Board, praying to be allowed to keep a stand on the old Cymmer Bridge. It appears that at the last meeting the Board ordered instructions to be given to the police to stop all quacks and others who created a nuisance thereat. He (the applicant) said he had kept a stall in an out-of-the-way corner since he had met with the accident which deprived him of his sight, and the stall was the only means of livelihood he now had.—Mr. W. H. Mathias asked whether the Board could not rent the place to him at a nominal sum. —The Chairman No, we cannot do that. After some discussion, it was agreed that although the Board wished to be charitable, they could not give him permission to stand there, it being understood, of course, that they would not press the matter. MORE URINALS. A letter was read from the secretary of the Mid- Rhondda Chamber of Trade, asking the Board to erect a few more urinals in Tonypandy. Mr. Llewellvn remarked that the same things were required at Treherbert.— Mr. G. Thomas And at Mardy.—It wan then decided that the surveyor should be asked to report on the matter of minerals in the above districts, as well as at Dinas, at the next meeting. THE MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr. James, the medical officer, submitted his monthly report, which showed that during the last month the number of deaths registered was 123, 69 of which were under five years of age. During the same period the births were 171 males and 123 females, giving a death-rate of 15 48, and a birth- rate of 36*96 per cent. Seven cases of death were due to measles, 4 to scarlatina, 19 to chest diseases. 10 to phthisis, 1 to typhoid fever, and 9 registered by coroners' inquests. He might add that the sanitary arrangements of Trealaw, where the case of typhoid took place, was very defective, and he had instructed the inspector to report on the same. He had also to remark that some houses in Tre- harne-street, Pentre. had been nooded the floors Were rotten, and the houses were unfit for human habitation.—Mr. A. J. Treharne asked whether a reply had been received from Mr. J. S. Corbett with reference to the overflowing of the river near the Ty'nybedw Bridge.—The Surveyor said that he had met Mr. Corbett. but he had not mentioned anything about the matter—Mr. Treharne re- marked that. in his opinion, the defect could be remedied if the proper precautions were taken.— Mr. Llewellyn moved that the matter be deferred for a fortnight, and that in the meantime Mr. Corbett be communicated with.—Mr. G. Thomas thought it would be better to have the houses closed, as the parties had received sufficient time to remedy the evil.—It was however, after some discussion, decided to defer the matter for a month, during which time the owners would be enabled to make any changes they desired, and if they were not in proper condition at that time they would be condemned. OTHER REPORTS. The reports of the Finance Committee, the sur- veyor. and the inspectors of nuisances were read and adopted.
REVISION COURT AT CADOXTON, BARRY. WHOLESALE LIBERAL GAINS. At the Picnic-hall, Cadoxton, Barry, last even- ing week (Thursday), Mr. Howell Jeffries, revising barrister, went through the voting lists of parishes in the Barry and Dinas Powis electoral divisions. —Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton, represented the Liberals; and Mr. R. C. Griffiths, Bridgend Mr. D. L. Lougher, Cardiff, and Mr. R. G. Morris, Cadoxton, appeared for the Tories.— The revised list contains a large number of new Liberal voters, as will be seen from the table below. The number of Liberal claims would have bten even more considerably augmented had not several claims been struck off through the persons making such claims residing in houses which were not rated. The following will show the votes added in the various parishes mentioned i-St. Lythan's, 1 Liberal 2 Conservatives Wenvoe, 1 Liberal Barry, 20 Liberal owners, 7 Liberal occupiers, 2 Conservative occupiers, and 1 Conser- vative lodger Mr. J. A. Hughes sustained an objection to one Conservative in this parish. Merthyrdovan. 21 Liberal owners, 19 Liberal occupiers, and one Liberal lodger added and one Conservative occupier and three Conservative lodger added; Mr. J. A. Hughes sustained an objection to a Conservative occupier. Cadoxton. 51 Liberal owners, 14 Liberal occupiers, and two Liberal lodgers addf-d, and five Conservative owners and two lodgers added. The net gain to the Liberals will be readily seen from the ap- l>ended figures :— Liberal. Conservatives. Gains. Gains. Owners 94 7 Occupiers ^0 P Lodgers 3 ° Total Liberal gain 137 16 Total Conservative gain 16 Net Liberal gain. 121
RAILWAY MEN'S HOME OF REST AT EAST BARRY. ADDRESSES BY LADY ABERDARE AND OTHERS. Cn Monday afternoon, at the Barry Public-hall, Lady Aberdare. who was accompanied by the Hon. Miss Bruce, Mrs. John Cory, and Miss Cory. de- livered an interesting address to women in con- nection with the formal opening of the South Wales Hailway Mission Home of Rest at East Barry. Her ladyship afterwards paid a visit to the home in High-street, and inspected the pre- mises, which include provision for the reception of six railway men in course of recovery from in- juries after leaving the infirmary. The home will tie supported by voluntary contributions, and will ^e under the superintendence of Mr. J. Protheroe, the evangelist of the Railway Mission. Lady Aberdare delivered another address at the home, lier remarks bearing with earnestness upon the duty of the public generally to support institu- tions for the special benefit and amelioration of railway servants throughout the country. Lord Aberdare ihas subscribed a substantial amount towards the funds of the home. At the close of the proceeds at the Public-hall a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Lady Aberdare and the other ladies in attendance for their presence and counsel. After the opening of the proceedings there was a public tea at the hall, the following ladies presid- ing and assisting at the tables :—Mrs. Rutter, Mrs. Mea"ker, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Harris, Miss Collins, Miss Mason, and Miss Sealey. This was followed by a meeting in the evening, presided over by Mr. John Cory, when addresses on behalf of the mission and "home were delivered by the chairman and other gentlemen from the town and district.
WELSH SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION. MEETING AT BRIDGEND. The Welrfh 'Independent Sunday scholars of the Bridgend district met with their teachers and officers on Monday last to be catechised on the sixth ehapterof St. Matthew, at the Tabernacle Welsh Chapel, Bridgend. The district schools represented were :—Elim. Kenfig Hill. Aberkenfig, Brynmenin, Bridgend, Bethel, Bryncethin, Coity, Coychurch. Tynewydd, and Nantymoel, and these numbered some'hundreds of scholars. The meet- ings opened at eleven o'clock, Mr. Rees Price, Brynmenin being the conductor of the proceedings. After the usual introductory prayer by a minis- terial divine, and singing of "Y Gwr sy'n gyru'r mellt ihedeg."the Brynmenin. Bethel. Aberkenfig. and Bryncethin schools recitcd together the fifth chapter of Matthew, on which they were closely catechised by the Rev. H. Emon Lewis, Bryncethin. In the afternoon at two ócJock, Tynewydd, Nanty- moel. Kenfig Hill, and Cefn churches recited together the succeeding chapter, the Rev. J. G. Jonea (Tynewydd) and Rev. A. Roberts (Nanty- tnool) sharing the duties of arholwr." Mr. Thomas Lewis (Tynewydd) conducted this meet- ing, At five o'clock Coychurch. Coity. and Bridg- end, in the same manner, recited the seventh chapter of Matthew, the subsequent- questioning being by the Revs. W. G. Evans (Coity), S. Jones (Treoee), and W. Oscar Owen (Bridgend). Mr. Wm. David (Bridgend) presided oyer the large gathering. Throughout the day the ^acred edifice Was svell filled, and the singing of^_Je specially- prepared tuneo was highly appreciative. Mr. E. J. David presided at the harmonium. Provision of the usual-" tea and cake "nature was provided in abundance at the chapel vestry, where the happy surroundings and smiling faces of a good staff of k waiters tended to create a sharpness of appetite to all, and it is needless to say the good things were greatly enjoyed. A hearty vote of thanks was also accorded the ever-hospitable Tabernacle friends for their kindness, and deservedly so. We must not omit to mention that Mr. Robert Collier (Brynmenin) was the active secretary of the movement. Several names of successful candidates in examinations held in connection with the Association were read, who will be made the recipients of certificates according to merit.
YSTRADYFODWG JOINT SEWERAGE BOARD. PROGRESS OF THE WORK. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Ystrady- fodwg and Pontypridd Joint Sewerage Board was held on Friday last, Mr. W. Jenkins, J.P., in the chair. There were also present—Messrs. D. Leyshon, M. Hague, W. Davies, W. H. Matthias, W. Lax, G. Chatterton (engineer), and H. W. Spowart (deputy clerk). THE PONTYPRIDD LOCAL BOARD AREA. Mr. Chatterton said that with reference to the proposed extension of the area of the Pontypridd Local Board he might say that the matter was practically settled. Under some section of the Public Health Act, the commissioner would have power to extend the area of the Sewerage Board. Mr. Grover (clerk of the Pontyprirld Local Board) notified the commissioner of this fact, and he (Mr. Chatterton) thought it would be desirable for their clerk to communicate with Mr. Deacon, or with the Local Government Board, otherwise they would have to obtain a provisional order before they could extend their area.—The Chairman agreed.—Mr. Chatterton thought that the new order of things would be settled for the 25th of March next, and in order that the new district might not escape the rate, he urged the Board to lose no time over the matter, for the Pontypridd Local Board would have a larger ratable value, and they (the Joint Board) would be able, in conse- quence. to levy a larger precept.—It was then resolved that the Clerk be instructed to communi- cate with Mr. Deacon. FINANCE. The Clerk read the report of the Finance Com- mittee which recommended that cheques amount- ing in the aggregate to £4,871 10s. lid. should be paid, and cheques were ordered to be signed for that amount. THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK. Mr. D. Leyshon reported that the work had on the previous day been inspected by the visiting committee, and they thought that it was making satisfactory progress. They had to take into con- sideration the fact that during the last month the weather had been remarkably bad, and the work suffered in consequence. The dam near the Butcher's Arms, Pontypridd, and at Llanbradach had been swept away, and the contractor had suffered a severe loss. The most dangerous section was that at Upper Boat, and at one time it was thought that the embankment would fall into the sewer, but fortunately it was now comparatively safe.'—Mr, Chatterton explained that what was left uncompleted of the work Was a distance of a r mile and a third, and this had not been touched, and for over a mile there were men at work—at the cutting between Llandaff and the Maindy ) Tunnel. The loss of the damage done by the re- cent floods would be borne by the contractor. THE ENGINEER'S REMUNERATION. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. D. Leyshon. it was decided to adjourn this question until the next meeting.—This was all the business of the meeting.
I CEFN AND BRYNDU COL- LIERIES. FREE EXCURSION TO THE WORKMEN. On Saturday, September 26th, the workmen employed in and about the above collieries, with their families, numbering about 1,000, were fa- voured with a free excursion to Cardiff by Miss Talbot, of Margam. You will kindly permit me to utilise your widely-read columns to give public expression to the deep and heartfelt gratitude en- tertained by the employees of the above collieries towards the kind lady who was their former em- ployer. It will be understood that some months since the collieries were tlansferred to a Glasgow firm, viz., Messrs. J. and W. Wood, colliery pro- prietors. Taking that fact into account, makes the great generosity and kindness of the lady much more conspicuous. It was, in a sense, a farewell excursion. For many years back the lamented Mr. Talbot extended this work of kind- ness to his workmen annually. Miss Talbot, when she succeeded her father to her present in- heritance, followed his excellent example in this direction. May we here express the hope. too, that in future we shall not be forgotten by our present employers in this respect. The arrange- ments, which were entrusted to the able hands of Mr. Lewis Morgan, general manager, were carried out in the eompletest manner. Unstinted praise is due to our highly esteemed manacrer-who by the way, has been manager of these collieries for upwards of twenty-five years—for the very able manner in which he conducted the whole affair from initiation to successful completion. Two trains were provided by the Great Western Rail- way at Cefn Station. They started at 8.30 and 8.45 a.m. respectively, and reached Cardiff in due course, where every one spent the day according to his or her own bent. The return journey was commenced at 7.30 and 7.45 p.m., reaching home safe and sound at 8.35 and 9.0 p.m. The trains were -under the control of Inspector Daniels, who, with Mr. Burnell, station-master, Kenfig- hill, showed the greatest courtesy towards the numerous passengers, putting forth every effort to accommodate them with comfort, combined with safety. We wish to make special mention also of Mr. Edward Knox—Miss Talbot's estate agent— for the very kind interest he has taken in us as colliery employes whenever an opportunity is af- forded him. We beg, as workmen, to return our very best thanks to Miss Talbot for her great and unfailing kindness.
POACHING AFFRAY AT PENMARK. SAVAGE ASSAULT UPON A CONSTABE. On Thursday morning last the usually quiet village of Penmark was thrown into a state of excitement on it becoming known that the guard- ian of the peace, Police-Constable Lewis Phillips (G5E)), had been savagely ill-treated in the small hours of the morning. Our representative visited the police-constable, and found him confined to his house, and trying to move about with the aid of two sticks his uniform was also torn in several plaees. He said :— I was on my beat between Penmark and Penmon Farm, when I came across two men who, from their actions, I knew was poaching. After a severe struggle I succeeded in handcuffing, both of them, and was proceeding to the police-station at Penmark, and when crossing a field 1 was attacked by two big men and a large black dog. The dog sprang at my throat, and I hit him in the ribs with my fist. He then sprang at rae again, and by then I managed to get out my staff, and I hit him on the head and stunned him. One of the men then struck at me with a stick, and the other with a bar of iron. The man with the :«tick caught me by my throat and tore my tunie. as you see. I hit him on the head with my staff, and he fell, exclaiming as he did, The b- slop has killed me.' The other man then struck at me in a most savage manner with the iron bar, and I guarded rey head with my staff, which at last brake. The staff which I had was a splendid one to stand the hammering it did, as you see it is dented all over. At last I got hold of him, when he kicked me twice .on the knee-cap. The pain was so intense that I sank down unconscious on the field. When I eame to myself of course the four men had gone. I am bruised all over, my legs being so swollen that I can scarcely move and my right foot has swollen to that extent that I cannot fasten my boot. My lamp was com- pletely smashed. I am told that the handcuffs were found in the wood below." Do you think you could recognise the men again?" asked our representative. I think I might." was the reply they were very big men, about 6ft. tall."
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PENARTH POLICE COURT. MOXDAY.—Before Messrs. J. S. Corbett (chairman), J. Ware, and Lewellen Wood. HORSES STRAYING.—A labouier named Williams was fined Is. and costs for permitting his horse to stray on the highway at Penarth. A VIOLENT BLACKGUARD.—William John Moss mason, Cadoxton, was charged with assaulting Police-constable William P vomon while in the exe- cution of 'his duty on the previous Friday even- ing.—Police-constable Solon ■ on stated that on the night in question he was on duty in Vere-street when he saw the prisoner in a drunken condition with his coat and hat off, cursing and swearing. Witness requested him to go away, but he rufused and struck witness in the eye and several times on the head with his fist. A struggle ensued, and defendant kicked him, and generally behaved like a madman. With great difficulty defendant was conveyed to the police-station. Defendant admitted being drunk, but denied having committed the assault complained of.—Albert Chappell, manager of the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, corroborated the con- stable's evidence.—The Bench: Has defendant been up before ?—Inspector Rees During the last twelve months he has been twice in gaol at Ponty- pridd. In addition to that he has been in gaol for two months for assaulting his mother.—Prisoner, who had been in custody since the previous Friday, was fined £1 and costs, or 14 days.—The fine was paid by his parents. SUMMONSES AND COUNTER SUMMONSES.— William May (11 years old) was charged with obstructing the footway at Glebe-street, Penarth, and Edward May, the father, was charged with obstructing Police-constable Henry Headen while in the execution of his duty. There was a counter summons by William May against the constable for assault.—Mr. F. Williams, who defended, said the younger defendant was suffering from scarlet fever, and could not be present.—Mr. Corbett We don't want him here, then. (Laughter.)—Police- constable Headen saw the younger defendant obstructing the pavement by playing about with other boys. There had been several complaints on the part of the shopkeepers. The father came up to witness and accused him of beating his son. Witness denied it, and defendant then said he would knock his h- head off if he denied it again. Witness told him if he had any complaints to go to the police-station and report them. De- fendant said he would not take the trouble to do that, but would settle it there. Witness requested him to go home, but he would not for a consider- able time.—Annie Parker, George Parkman. and William Leonard corroborated.—William Liver- more and Henry May gave evidence to the effect that the constable violently struck the boy.—The charge against the boy and the cross-summons was dismissed, but the lad was administered a warning. —The father was fined 10s.. including costs. EXTENSION.—Mr. James Harvey, landlord of the Three Bells Inn, applied for an hour's extension on the occasion of a cricket club dinner the following Wednesday evening.—The Bench granted the application.
PONTYPRIDD POLICE-OOD RT. FRIDAY,—Before Mr, J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary). A ROMANTIC NIGGER.—Joseph Baker, a coloured gentleman, summoned Susan Nibblitt, Pontypridd, I with whom he lodged, for assaulting him on Sun- day night. It seems that the defendant struck complainant in the face for taking liberties with her. During the hearing of the case a wordy war ensued between the two parties, which created roars of laughter in court.—Wm. Glunn said that Joseph Baker was a bit fond of his landlady, al- though she was" old enough to be his grand- mother."—Mrs. Nibblitt was ordered to pay costs. SCHOOL BOARD CASES.—Mr. Stephen Davies, attendance officer for the Llantwit Vardre School Board, summoned John Henry Thomas, Tramroad James Cross, Leyshon-street; Reuben Nash, Mary Williams, and George Cross, Leyshon-street; W. Martin, Phillip-street, with refusing to send their children to school, and fines ranging from 2s. 6d. to 5s. were inflicted.
YSTRAD POLICE COURT. MONDAY.—Before Messrs. J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary"). D. W. Davies. Alderman W. Jenkins, T. P. Jenkins, and Dr. W. Parry. SUNDAY DRINKING.—Peter Redmond, Walter Coffey, Michael Honnessev, and John Murray were brought forward charged with Sunday drinking on the 20th of August last.—Mr. H. W. Spowart defended.—The particulars of the case were re- ported in the Star last week, and were then dismissed, the magistrates being of opinion that the men were h>na fi'le travellers having left their homes to attend Roman Catholic worship at Ton vp.indv.—Coffey was fined 158., and the others 5s. each. TRESPASSING OX THE TAFF VALt RAILWAY.— Henry Parrot, of Treherbert, was summoned charged with trespassing on the Taff Vale Railway on the 29th ult.—Signalman Rees Evans said he saw the man crossing the line several times, and had cautioned him.—Fined 15s.Tohn Parfitt was also summoned charged with committing the same offence on the 18th September.—Mr. James Phillips who defended, applied for an adjournment to prove an alibi.—The case was adjourned for a week. DRINKS.—Police-constable Bowen charged Wm. Phillips and Thomas Jones, of Pandy, with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday night, and they were fined 10s. each.—R. Williams was also fined 10s. for the same offence.—Police-constable O'Neale summoned William Bevan, of Pandy, for being drunk and disorderly on Saturday night. Defen- dant also assaulted the police as he was being taken into custody, and was fined 20s. or in default 14 days.—James Thomas, of Trealaw, was also fined 20s. for being drunk on Saturday night.— William John Williams, Treorky, was also fined 10s. for the same offence.—Police-constable Walters summoned Thomas Price, Clydach Vale, for being drunk on the 28th of September. Fined 5s.—John Austin, Blaenycwm. was also fined 10s. for being drunk and disorderly on the 28th of September.— Sergeant Osmonde summoned William John, an engine driver of Ton, for being drunk and disor- derly on the 28th ult.. and he was fined 10s. CRUELTY TO A HORSE.—William Owen, brake- driver, Pentre, was brought forward charged with ill-treating a horse on the 28th of September.— Police-constable Bodger said that he saw the defendant with a horse and brake, and on examin- ing the horso he found an old wound on the side, from which matter was running. There was also a fresh wound on the other side, and a large lump on the back, which appeared to be full of matter. —Fined 30s. ASSAULTS.—Sarah Ann Richards'! summoned Thomas Richards, of Treherbert, with assaulting her on the 2nd of October. It seems that the de- fendant charged the complainant's mother with scandalising him, and came up to her and" banged" her head against the wall, causing her baby to fall. —Fined £2. — Clement Williams, of Ferndale, was also summoned by Catherine Phillips for assaulting her on the 15th of Septem ber. It seems that the complainant was speaking with the defendant's landlady when he came up, seized her by the throat, and ripped her jacket.—Alice Williams and Elizabeth Williams corroborated.— John O'Shea, for the defence., said Williams did not touch the complainant.—Fined 20s.—Hannah Burke, the landlady of the defendant in the pre- vious case, was charged by Mary Jane Phillips with assaulting her. It appears that the defend- ant threw a stone on Sunday night last, and the stone, missing its aim, hit the complainant. The defendant was fined 20s. — Morgan Edmunds, Cwmpark, was also summoned for assaulting Harriet Jones, barman at the Freemason's Hotel, on Tuesday last, by throwing a quart of beer at her. He then took out a penknife and threatened her.—Mr. James Phillips defended.—The defend- ant was bound over to keep the peace for six months, or in default to be imprisoned for 14 days. A WOMEN'S QUARREL.—Margaret Jenkins, Tre- orky, charged Jane Lloyd with assaulting her, on Monday last. It seems that the two women lived in the same house, one living in apartments with the other and using the kitchen in common. A quarrel took place on the day in question, and a struggle ensued, during which the defendant took hold of a poker and assaulted Jenkins. Both fell to the ground, and their faces were scratched and bleeding. Cross-summons were issued in this case, and James Phillips represented the woman Jen- kins.—The Bench bound them over to keep the peace towards all her Majesty's subjects for six months. INDECEXVT ASSAULTS.—David Powell, of Dinas, was charged with committing an indecent assault on a little girl named Mary Ann Sayce, 15 years of age. — Mr. Donald Maclean, on behalf of th National Vigilance Society for the Protection of Women and Childften, prosecuted, and Mr. W. Chas. Matthews, Pontypridd, defended.—The defendant pleaded Not guilty," and was committed to take his trial at the next Assizes.—J. Holland, of no fixed abode, was also charged with indecently assaulting a little girl named Esther Mary Richards, 8 years of age, on Friday last, at Peny- graig.—Mr. D. Maclean prosecuted.—It appears that the little girl was sent by her parents on an errand, and on passing the White Rock Hotel, the prisoner called her to him, took her to the back premises, and there committed the full offence.— Sergeant Hoyle gave evidence as to the arrest, and Dr. Reginald Roberts deposed that the girl had been assaulted.—Prisoner was ordered to take his trial at the assizes, bail being refused.
STEALING COAL ON THE BARRY RAILWAY. At the Pontypridd Police-court on Friday last, before Mr. J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), Emily North, Llantwit Vardre, was brought up charged with stealing a quantity of coal, the pro- perty of the Barry Company, on the 20th of August last. — Acting-Police-sergeant Charles Stubbs said that on that day he saw the defendant and two other women inside the fences of the Barry Railway, and coming towards the main road with two sacks of coal. When they saw witness they all ran a way except the defendant North, whom he informed that he would report her to the company. There was about a cwt. of coal in each bag. The defendant, who lived at Treforest, had been convicted before for the same offence.— Traffic Inspector Henry Osborne deposed that the Barry Company were often subjected to much annoyance of this kind by the defendant and others, and suffered much loss owing to coal being stolen from the sidings.—The defendant was sen- tenced to one month's imprisonment.
BREACH OF COLLIERY RULES. A SINGULAR CASE. On Monday last at the Ystrad Police-court, before Mr. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), Mr. T. P. Jenkins, and Alderman W. Jenkins, David James was charged by the National Colliery Company with a breach of the 187th section of the Colliery Act, by unharnessing his horse and leaving it to find .its own way to the stable.—Mr. D. Rosser. Pontypridd, who appeared for the company, said what they specially sought for was an expression of the opinion of the Bench as to the meaning of thesection, as unfortunately the rule was rather vague.—Selwyn Morgan, ostler at the National Colliery, said that on the 17th of September he gave the defendant a horse named Toby," and this horse came back about five o'clock in the afternoon.—David Hunt, a collier and haulier, said that as he was returning from his work on the night in question he found the horse Toby with his hind lig in the drum, about 500 yards from where he had been working. He released the horse, for if the drum had started the horse would have been hurt. The drum was a self-acting one, and no one was looking after it. The Stipendiary, in giving his decision, said that some people might say that no offence had been committed as the horse was uninjured, but that would not be a proper interpretation of lhe clause. but he thought that the haulier should take all precautions against accidents of this kind, and would fine defendant 20s. and costs. Mr. Rosser said there was also a similar charge against David Hunt, but he wished to withdraw the summons, and he believed the horse got out of his control.—The Bench consented to the with- drawal.
ALLEGED UNLAWFULLY WOUNDING. A COLLIER COMMITTED FOR THE ASSIZES. At the B.iidgend Police-court on Saturday, Henry Jones, collier, Abergwynfi, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Chas. Lloyd, also a collier, living at Avon Hill-street, of the same place. The case had been remanded several times owing to the condition of the prose- cutor, and various other reasons.—Mr. T. J. Hughes (Bridgend) now appeared on behalf of defendant.—Prosecutor said that on Saturday night, August 15th, about eight o'clock, he went to the club-room of the hotel kept by a Mr. Evans, where there was a band playing. After the band had finished witness called out for them to give a clap," when prisoner said to him, (1 What do you know about playing ?" After a short altercation prisoner said he would give him a thump in the mouth. Witness said he did not want to have any fighting, and proceeded downstairs towards the back of the premises. While in the backyard prisoner struck him twice. Going outside again to the front defendant followed him, and witness struck him in return. He defendant was also kicked about the head.—Dr. Hemming (Aber- gwynfi) having given evidence as to the serious nature of the injuries, prisoner was committed to take his trial at the forthcoming Quarter Sessions, bail being allowed.
THE TKEOBKY WOUNDING CASE. At the Ystrad Police-court on Monday, David Barson, Treorky, was brought up on remand charged with wounding David John on the 14th September. Mr. W. Charles Matthews prosecuted, and Mr. W. H. Spowart defended. The particulars of the case were reported in the Star a few weeks ago in addition to which Dr. John Wright said he made an examination of the injured man on the 15th of September. He was almost insensible, and some blood came from the ear, which he at- tributed to severe injuries to the head. There were no marks on his body. He was a delicate man. Since that time he had suffered from a fracture to the base of the skull, which possibly might have been caused by a fall on the pave- ment. He was not yet out of danger. Mr. Spowart, in addressing the bench, said the men had, before the quarrel, been very friendly. The defendant had been told that his brother was being killed hn rushed out of bed and knocked the complainant on the head, the result of which was that he fell upon the pavement. He indig- nantly denies that he attempted to kick him. Witnesses would tell them that it was impossible for him to kick a man. Ths only direct hint of a kick comes .from the mouth of David Lewis, who had been struck himself, The hemorrhage from the bowels would have been noticed at once by the doctor, but they had no trace of it. He would ask the bench not to say that the defendant had kicked the complainant. No jury in the world would convict on such evidence that the defend- ant had intent to do grievous bodily harm. The defendant was committed to take his trial at the next assizes, bail being accepted, himself in £50, and two others of £25 each.
SUNDAY DRINKING AT TREFOREST. IMPORTANT STATEMENT BY THE PONTY- PRIDD STIPENDIARY. On Friday last, at the Pontypridd Police-court— before Mr. J. Ignatius Williams (Stipendiary)— Rees Jones, the landlord of the Cottage Inn. Tre- forest, was summoned by Police-sergeant Lewis with selling beer on Sunday, the 20th of Septem- ber, and James Wnitford, Evan Morgan. David Jenkins, Charles Jones, John Jones, Abraham Jenkins, William Lewis, John Edwards, William Watkins, Griffith Thomas, Thomas Samuel, Evan John, Edward Moore, Morgan Williams, Alban Davies, John Davies, George Challenger, Thomas Jenkins, Daniel Williams, George Maize. Daniel Jones, and Edwin Lewis were also charged with being on the premises.—Mr. W. Charles Matthews defended most of the men, and both cases were heard simultaneously.—Police-sergeant Lewis said that when he visited the Cottage Inn on that day he found 27 men drinking thereat. He also men- tioned that it was a wet day, Several of them had given wrong addresses, and he had failed to serve them. William Watkins and John Edwards were drunk, and all were drinking, and he had great difficulty in obtaining the names. All the men, however, lived outside the three mile limit except the defendant Watkins.—Superintendent Jones pointed out that Mr. Matthews would have to prove that these men were bona-fide travellers. The Stipendiary said that in his opinion if a man had walked three miles, even for pleasure, he was entitled to obtain refreshment, and it seemed to him that the Government would have to pass an Act prohibiting all men from entering a public- house on a Sunday in order to deal with these sort of people. He did not see why people should be summoned because they were drinking, for. prac- tically, in cases like this the police sought to deprive travellers of the privilege, for if they sum- moned every man who entered a publiehouse on a Sunday the privilege of travellers became useless. Superintendent Jones But, certainly, such men ought to explain where they came from. The Stipendiary Well, we have it on the evi- dence of the sergeant that it was a wet day. Mr. Matthews The police have also told you that he never asked the men where they came from. The Stipendiary Oh, yes, and some of them said they were going for a walk. Sergeant Menhennick said that he had measured the distance from the Railway Inn. Treforest. to the Havod Bridge, and it was 220 yards under the three-mile limit.—Rees Jones, the landlord, said that he remembered William Watkins coming into his house, and he said that he came from the other side of the Eirw Bridge, Havod. Some of the men had only been in for about fifteen minutes. He never allowed anyone to open or close his door but himself, and he always refused to admit them if they came this side of the Eirw Bridge.—The man Watkins was fined 1510., and the landlord £1 and costs.
B[ayberry Williams' GREAT ANNUAL AUTUMN SALE IS NOW PROCEEDING. All Season Goods at a Great Reduction in Price. PATTERNS FREE. Carriage Paid on all Parcels to the value of 20s. and upwards. TERMS STRICTLY CASH. NOTE THE ADDRESS :— MAYBERRY WILLIAMS Taff-street, PONTYPRIDD. Ifayberry Willi aIIl s' GREAT ANNUAL AUTUMN SALE IS NOW PROCEEDING. All Season Goods at a Great Reduction in Price. PATTERNS FREE. -'r't •Tri«A3^ Carriage Paid on all Parcels to the Yalue of 20s. and upwards. TERMS STRICTLY CASH. NOTE THE ADDRESS :— MAYBERRY WILLIAMS, 1 Taff-street, PONTYPRIDD. STARIYEY, KNIGHT & CO., LIMITED, MALSTERS, BREWERS, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS. CELEBRATED SOMERSET ALES. ERE STREET STORES CADOXTON, BARRY. o SPIRITS OF WHOLESALE STRENGTH, Sold in Botles and Jars. ALES IN CASKS OF 4 J GALLONS and upwards always in stock. MILD ALES from lOd. to 1/6 per Gallon. PORTER & STOUT from 1/- to 1/6 per Gallon. L. Y. OWEN, Agent. rpHE QADOXTON 1\1 A R K E T Is now OPEN EVERY SATURDAY. 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EDGAR FENNELL Fishmonger AND Fruiterer, 84, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD, 1DEGS to thank his numerous Customers for their kind Patronage in the past, and hopes by strict attention to business to merit their favours in the future. Lazenby's and all kinds of Tinned Fish at the Lowest Prices. BEST QUALITY. I POTTED Cpil FRESH DAILY In ilb. and ilb. POts: All Kinds of Fruit r in Season. PATRONISE THE TOWN YOU LIVE IN, AND DON'T FORGET THE ADDRESS EDGAR FEMEII 84, Taff-Street, POSTTYPBIML