OPEN LETTERS TO WELSH LEADEllS OF OPINION. No. XIII. W. BOWEX- ROWLANDS. Q.C., M.P. MY DEAR BOWES.—I: is a real pleasure to write to you. That is more, by a long way, than can be said of the majority of your colleagues in St. Stephens. I don', know why it is. but our representatives in Parliament are, with a few notable exceptions, a very ordinary class of men. If they represent the best intellect of the nation, the intelligence of the nation has reached a low ebb. Indeed, when we tarn our thoughts to the House of Common-, and think of the frantic efforts ambitious men make to secure a seat there, we are puzzled to account for the mediocre talent which, after all. finds its way into Parliament. In various walks of life we discern men of superior ability, men of first-rate ability, in abundance yet how few of these find their way into the House of Commons. Parliament does not attract the highest order of talent, It attracts scheming men. men of ambition, men who are without principle and with little of the finesse that pervades the best minds but the very class of men who would do honour to the legislation of the nation it does not attract. Or if Parliament does attract the best and most suitable class of men. they are for the most part shelved for men of louder preten- sions. and men with long purses who aire will- ing to pay for the honour of the coveted position. I fear that before we can espect the political milleniurn to dawn we must find some means or other of choosing cur legislators from among those possessed of the greatest wisdom. How we s^e to accomplish that in a problem yet to be solved. Perhaps Major Jones, when he takes his seat in St. Stephen's, will turn his astute attention to the elucidation of the matter. If he can unravel the knotty point he will prove himself a benefactor to his nge and country. I am -sure if he makes an effort in that direction he will have your eloquent co-operation. When I began this series of letters it was my fixed purpose to tell the gentlemen whom I addressed of their excellent qualities and abundant talents. I had somehow come to the conclusion that the Welsh members were, without exception, men of sterling worth and rare capacity. It was stupid of me to cherish such generous thoughts, but such was my weakness, now at length completely dispelled after a careful obser- vation and closer acquaintance with the gentlemen who think they are qualified to make our laws and regulate things generally. You are an excellent fellow yourself, with some of the best instincts of a gentleman. But your colleagues are not, I am sorry to say. all of the same desirable and admi- rable quality. But though my long and fondly- cherished idol has been shattered, I' have still to admit that your colleagues are wonderful, con- sidering all things. See how with few recommen- dations and such poverty of talent they have schemed and manoeuvred themselvea into the House of Commons. That in itself is a feat of no mean order, in a competition where there are so many candidates. It is a pleasing reflection that among the many Parliamentary failures, you have acquitted your- self fairly well. You have not done great things, but you have upheld the reputation which, during 20 years, as an earnest, advanced politician, you gained and maintained on the public platform.. You are a fluent and eloquent speaker, and your triumphs at the bar had led many of your country- men to expect great things of you in'St. Stephen's. Well, a number of these have, I Sad, been greatly disappointed with your Parliamentary perfor- mances. Ion have not been a burning and shining light in the House of Commons but you have done excellent work for all that, and your Liberalism has the true, genuine ring about it. There is no doubt about your political faith. In the conflict between Libcnlism and Toryism you will ever steer for the great central stream, and while others, who to-day are brandishing their broai-swords from the housetops, go forth in doubtful habili- ments, you will be loyal to the last. And though your power has not been recognised in the House, you havebeen a well-defined influence in the Welsh party, lou have done some excellent work all round, while your splendid services to the cause of temperance are everywhere acknowledged. If here and there in your own constituency and through- out the Principality generally you hear of grumblers who find fault with you because you have not done this. that, and the other thing, just recall the consoling story of the man with the donkey, and remember that grumblers, like the poor, are always with us. I sometimes fear that here in Wales, where we have so many good things, grumblers are more abundant, as if they had been given unto us as a kind of thorn in the flesh, the messengers of Satan, to buffet us, lest we. by reason or our gifts and graces, should become exalted above measure. You are a genial, hearty soul. Bowen, yet you are not greatly beloved by your Welsh colleagues. I think your talents are of too high an order to win praise from them. Tney are jealous of you, from Rathoone down to Osborne 3Iorgan. But you need not trouble your head about their ill- will. It is born of the old Adam, and infests men of disappointed hopes. Look at the men who grunt most at you, and judge for yourself. You werj trained to expound the beautitudes of the episcopal sect, and in the pulpit you made things hum for a while. But in process of time you sought and found a more congenial field for your undoubted talents. You have been a suc- cessful advocate, and have obtained from a jury the heaviest damages of any man ar the bar. Mrs. Weldon remembers you with gratitude. Except- ing by those who cherish some personal grudge against you, you are invariably well-sooken of. For you are one ot those kmdiy, genial, generous- heartel souls whom we all love. unless there be a twist in our constitution, and then there is no ac- counting for our prejudices. In the discharge of your public duties you never spare yourself, nor allow self-interest to determine your actions or warp your judgment. You have tried, during the years you have been in Parliament, to do your •^uty to your constituents, whom you so seldom visit, whose language you cannot speak, and ele- vate the land of your birth. A class of people who belong to all nations, and are known and hated the wide world over, has arisen, in these parts, to disparage yon because you are not Adam Smith or Jeremy Bentham. But Cicero himself, if he could gather his dust from his Roman se- pulchre and appear amongst us, would not please those who have been trying to stir up discontent againt you. They are a strange class of indivi- duals, whose good-will it is hardly desirable to obtain. Their minds arc constructed on a straitened scale, and run in a narraw grove, and because they are not continually greased they lay in wait to devour you. It is a had thing to please those who fatten on public credulity and if you have not quite succeeded in pleasing such, you are only in the same position as many another honest and honourable public men. • We arc not likely soon to forget how vou 1 stormed the seat you now hold, and won it to "the Liberal party. You showed how splendidly you could fight when occasion required. Since then. when you have been needed in the country and in the House of Commons, you have never spared yourself. It is well that you should throw your- self heart and soul into your political work for your voice is the most eloquent of all the Welsh members, and your influence is more distinct in many respects than the influence of any of the lathers. You have your faults. I know, and your blemishes also. which you would be much better without, but taking you all in all you are a credit to your country, and when the wheel of fortune takes another turn you will be elevated to the judicialibench as a reward for the services you have freely and diligently rendered. Those good qualities which would have fitted you for a rural dean or a dignitary of greater authority in the episcopal community, and which have distin- guished you in the spheres you have otherwise adorned will make you one of the most popular and trusted judges on the English Bench. That is my prediction, and I can prophesy like an old- world oracle when I am in the humour for that kind of display. Aaron Davies, of Pontlottyn. is always dinning it into my ears that he ought to have been in Parliament oefoce you. That may be so. for anything I know, but we must take facts as we Had them. and Aaron must wait even though he be well stricken in years. You will see. dear Billy Fairplav—as our London namesake once said you were called at the Bar. though I have never heard it said elsewhere-that I have taken a, liking to you. Bur because I love you. therefore I must correct you. He who spares the rod spoils Billy, said the wise man. First of all. you have not quite got rid of the effects of your ecclesiastical training. There's a good deal of the supple curate about you still. You know your own mind, of course, and are determined to gang your ain gate"; why, therefore, endeavour to agree with every pretentious nobody who speaks to you ? You don't know Welsh either, but for that I forgive you, as you were rather late in life in getting free from the clutches of an alien church. But the most serious fault I see in you is €hat you don't visit your constituents often enough. Observe the ways of our friend Abel Thomas and learn wisdom. You remember that I had-out of the superabundance of my good nature—to slate Abet for the same thing some time ago. It was a sharp medicine, as Raleigh said of the executioner's axe:, but it did good. Abel, like a brave man, looked the facts squarely in the face, and amended his ways. He went up to Llangadock and other places, and he was rewarded by smiling encourage- ment from his old friends, and the beauteous eyes and eloquent tongues of the fair maids of Ystrad Towy" rained influence," as Milton would say, and now Abel is safe. You do the same. Youhave not been so lucky in your critic as Abel. The-wolf in the shape of Brummagem Joe has been among vour flock. Some of the timid sheep may be frightened, and the bravest may be getting timo- rous when the shepherd is away. They want political-i bulum they naturally look for it from the shepherd, but, alas "the hungry sheep look up and are not fed." Mayhap they'll have, in their despair, to accept the chaff of Chamberlain. Wherefore, William Bowen. feed thy sheep.—I am, my dear Bowen, your faithful friend. THEODORE DODD. Next week Theodore Dodd will address an Open Letter to LEWIS MOERIS. Esq., J.P.
MARRIAGE OF 1IR. EDWARD DAVIES, EEANDINAM. THE CEP.EM&NY SOLEMNISED IX CANADA. This week's foardl Gymreig announces that at the Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Ontario, Canada, on the 1st of October, Mr. Edward Davies. J.P., Liaudinam, was married to Miss Elizabeth Jones, second daughter of the Rev. Evan Jones. Calvinistie Methodist minister, Bryn- hafren. The reason for the performance of the marriage in Ontario is that in Canada it is lawful for a man to marry his deceased wife's sister, the present Mrs. Edward Davies bearing that relation- ship to Mr. Davies-s late wife. The Rev. Owen Jones, M.A.. Escanaba. and formerly of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was the minister who officiated at the marriage ceremony. Mr. Davies is the only son of the late Mr. David Davies, once vice-chair- man of the Barry Company, and one of its original promoters. Mr. Edward Davies is also a director of the Barry Company.
THE SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE UNITY OF ODDFELLOWS. THE BOARD OF GUARDIANS AND CLUB MEMBERS. A special meeting of the" Loyal Margaret Jones" of the above unity was held on Thursday evening last for the purpose of initiating honorary members. The usual business of the lodge having been performed the ceremony of creating honorary members was proceeded with, the new honorary members being Messrs. W. Spickett. G. Evans. Ty vica-crescent, and G. R. Jones Caradog." Mr. Geo. Evans then took the chair, and a. most interest- ing programme was gone through, the first item being a song. ;i The Birkenhead Eisteddfod," by Mr. James Jones, who was heartily encored.—The Chairman proposed Success to the Order," and remarked that it was incumbent on every member of the Order to put his shoulder to the wheel, and push forward what he would term a very good case. There was no work that could be done without a struggle, and perseverance in such a good cause as they had would eventually prove success- ful. and in proposing the toast he would hope that they would prove themselves to be worthy of the cause they had adopted. (Loud cheers.) The toast having been duly honoured was responded to by Mr. John Jones (treasurer), who, speaking in Wel-h, expressed the joy he felt at seeing so many present, and hoped that every member would do his best to make the Order a success, and to obtain more members. (Hear, hear.)—Bro. W. Davies, P.N.G., also responded, and after apologising for the absence of the general secretary, who was too ill to attend, went on to say that the order was made up mainly of working men. They had. however, had a few honorary members. The order was making progress amongst the sister societies, .although as yet it was but young, having only established about four years and nine months back. They had a membership of 7,000. The Rhondda section had only been in existence for a little over a year, but it was the strongest section of the order, and had a membership roll of 578. (Cheers.) He had been once told that the registry office would not register their order because they had no graduated scale of payments, but that had now been done. It might be of interest for them to know that they did not depend upon their own resources, for all the lodges were combined to- gether, and the 119 other lodges of the order would have to contribute towards their lodge, which made the thirtieth lodge of which the order was composed, but the board of management appointed auditors to examine their books, Another point he might mention was the fact that when a mem- ber received a full benefit, say for funeral ex- penses, he would not' afterwards be expelled the lodge, as was the case in some orders, but he would be allowed to continue his subscription if he desired to do so, ahd obtain further benefits if he needed them. (Applause.) He was sorry that public bodies did not give friendly societies the encouragement they deserved, for such societies had been formed in order to encourage thrifty habits amongst working men. The members put money by in order that they might be able to live when disabled or in need, without appealing to the parish rates, yet the Board of Guardians refused, if a man was a member cf a club, to give him any relief, so that a man who was not a member of a club might obtain 12s. per week from the parish, whereas his fellow-worker would have to depend upon say 2s. 6d. per week club money. C" Shame.") He gave credit to the Pontypridd Guardians as being perhaps one of the most humane and sympathetic in the country, but yet he had to bring forward this complaint. In fact beggars and tramps from other parishes could have relief at the workhouse whilst their fellow-townsmen failed, although they had paid their share of the rates. And such boards ought also to be thankful to friendly societies, for they considerably relieved the rate- payers, and he (the speaker) fervently hoped that somebody would take this matter up and bring it to a successful issue. (Loud applause.) Mr. G. R. Jones (Cardiff) proposed the next toast. Our Lodge," and in doing so urged the members to try and get young men and youths to join the lodge. He should like to see them more ambitious, and as an example of what ambition had done he would point to the fact that a boy 80'110 of them had known as Dai Glanmydddych," a poor farmer's son in that parish, had become Alderman David Evans, and Lord Mayor elect of London. (Cheers.) He wished the lodge every success, and he was sure that each of the honorary members would do their best for them. (Ap- plause). Bro. Thos. Cousins responded, and said he was glad to be a member of a lodge, at the head of which there were a lot of good men.- Bro. D. Romerry, who also responded on behalf of the secretary of the lodge, and read a statement of the accounts for the eleven months during which the lodge had been in existence. The balance in the treasurer's hands after all expenses, such as ,ick and funeral funds and menngement had been deducted, was £ 25 12s. 0 £ d. (Applause.) The total number of members was 103. and it was to be hoped that each brother would take a great interest in the lodge, and endeavour to increase to increase the membership roll. (Cheer.)-Bro. W. Davies. P.N.G.. explained that in two cases a total of 18s. had been paid by two members who received £ 8 benefit from the lodge. (Cheers.) Master Evan Jenkins then recited most dramati- cally The women of Mumble Head." This young gentleman has a talent which really ought to be developed, and we most sincerely hope that this will be done, for his rendering of this beautiful and sympathetic piece was the best we had ever heard. Bro. John Jones then proposed the toast of the Press," which was suitably responded to by Mr. Evan R. Evans (South Wales Star.') The next item on the programme was a song, Down by the river side." by Mr. B. Ford, which was followed by another by Mr. James Jones, the accompanist being Mr. D. T. Davies. The chairman's health having been drunk the meeting broke up. We may mention that the next special meeting of the lodge will be held next Thursday, when Messrs. E. C. Spickett, D. Parry Thomas, and Dr. Howard Davies are expected to speak, and a hearty invitation is given by the lodge to all who wish to be present.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE. Morn. After. Ht. h.m. h.m. ft. in. Oct. 23 Friday 10 23 10 51 30 2 „ 24 Saturday 11 17 11 43 27 0 „ 25 Sunday — 0 23 25 11 „ 26 Mondav 1 15 2 4 24 10 „ 27 Tuesday 2 50 3 31 28 5 „ 28 Wednesday 4 6 4 34 28 7 „ 29 Thursday 4 53 5 21 30 10
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PENARTH POLICE COURT. MONDAY.—Before Mr. James Ware, and Mr. T. Morel. POACHING AT COGAS. — George Sidford and John Griffiths were charged with poaching at Cogan on the 12th inst. Defendants did not appear, and Police-constable Berry proved service of the summonses.—Frederick Xelmes said that on the day in question he saw the defendants with a dog in Cogan wood, on land in the occupation of Mr. T. Clode, rabbiting. They started two rabbits, and afterwards went to another part of the wood. They were not on the footpath.—A warrant was issued for their apprehension. CAUSING AN OBSTRUCTION.—Thomas Berry was charged with obstructing the footway at Salop- street, Penarth, on the 10th inst. He was partly drunk, and although requested several times by Police-constable William Evans to move away he refused to do so. He was causing an obstruction, people having to get off the pavement to pass.— Fned 5s. A BLACK RECORD FOR A YOUNG MAN.—WM. Marden, a young man, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Penarth. on the 22nd June last.—Defendant, who had been to sea. had been fined on eight previous oocasious for a similar offence.—Defendant pleaded hard to be let off with a fine, and promised to reform in the future.—Mr. Ware said fining did not appear to do defendant much good, but they would give him one more chance, and fine him :£ L or fourteen days' im- prisonment. If he (Mr. Ware) happed to be in the chair, and defendant came before them again, he would certainly be sent to prison. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A MARRIED WOjfAX.—Catherine Smith, a married woman, who appeared in court with a child in her arms, was charged with stealing a live rabbit, value 3s. 5d., the property of Marthy Mary Thompson.—Prof-e- cutfix, who said she did not wish to press the charge, a? defendant had several children, said she lived at 22, Courteney-road, Cadoxton. Mrs. Smith residing next. On the previous Tuesday she lost the rabbit from her back kitchen, and gave infor- mation to the police.—Police-constable Ben Davies said he arrested the defendant, and took her to the grocery shop of Mrs. Webb, in Holme-street, when the latter said she had bought the rabbit from the defendant for a shilling. On being charged with the offence defendant said, I am very sorry T had been drinking, or I would not have done it."—The Bench said it was fortunate they had the power—which they did not have a few years ago—of inflicting a fine only for the first offence. Defendant ought to have been ashamed of herself for giving way to drink, espe- cially when she was the mother of several chil- dren and then to go and steal was more disgrace- ful still. She would be fined 10s.. or seven days' imprisonment.—The fine was paid by the husband. TRESPASSING AT WEXVOE. — William Smith, Albert Horton. James Wright, and Henry Ridout, four young fellows, were charged with trespassing at Wenvoe and damaging several hedges.—Mr. W. H. Lewis prosecuted.—Police-constable Alfred Peacock, stationed at Wenvoe. said that on Sunday. September 27th. he was walking along the road leading from Wenvoe Castle to New Wallace Farm, in company with the gamekeeper. He saw Smith and Horton, at about a quarter to one. leave Goldsland Wood, accompanied by a black retriever doir. and get across two fences. They subse- quently got across two othei fences, and came towards witness. There was no footpath there whatever. Witness went up to them and asked them what they were doing there. They said they were out nutting, and on being searched some nuts were found upon them. About half an hour afterwards the two other defendants came over the same fences and two other fences from Goldsland Wood. The fences were much broken. —William Skirtcn, gamekeeper, and Thomas (Vishwcll Farm), under agent, corroborated the latter, stating that the damage which was being continually done to the fences was something awful.—Mr. Lewis asked that the Bench would make an example of the defendants, as the con- tinual damage to the property in the neighbour- hood was getting unbearable.—Defendants were each fined 5s. and 2s. damage done to the fences. STEALING SLIPPERS.—Robert Stephens, fire- man, was charged with stealing from the shop of George Oliver, boot and shoe dealer, Vere-street, Cadoxton. a pair of slippers, valued at lid.—David David, butcher, said that on Saturday evening he saw the defendant, who appeared to be under the influence of drink, attempt to take a handkerchief and a mackintosh from a shop in Vere-street. He was, however, prevented, but witness, on further watching him, saw him take a pair of slippers from the outside of Mr. Oliver's shop, and run away with them.—T. Williams, manager for Mr. Oliver, said on receiving information of the theft he examined the outside of his premises, and found that two pairs of slippers had been stolen. He proceeded down the street, and met a little girl with one of the slippers in her hand, which she said she had seen a man drop.—Annie Fowler, the girl in question, corroborated.—Defendant was fined 10s., or 14 days' imprisonment. RECOGNISANCES FSTREATED.—George Hartland, farmer. Dinas Powis (on bail) did not answer to the charge of stealing a horse collar, the property of the occupier of Little Westra Farm, St. Andrew's. His name was called out, and on his not appearing the Bench ordered his recognisance (£ 10) to be estreated, as well as that of his surety. Henry Shepherd, for a simlar amount.— Police-constable Peacock, Wenvoe, was present to give evidence in the case.
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. — Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman). R. L. Knight, and Major D.R.David. STREET OBSTRUCTIONISTS.—H. Quant, fruiterer. Commercial-street, Maesteg, was charged with causing an obstruction opposite his shop on the previous Saturday evening by hawking goods through his window and gathering a crowd. Mr. R. Scale (Scale and David) appeared for the pro- secution, and Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for the defence.—Fined £1 and costs. THE RESULT OF RAILWAY TRESPASSING. — Inspector William Daniels, of the Great Western Railway, appeared to prosecute a man named Evan Evans, living at 44, Oxford-street, Pontycymmer, for trespassing on the railway near the Llest Colliery. Garw Valley, on the 27th September last. —Richard Matthias, stoker, deposed that on the day in question between three or four o'clock. defendant came to him at the colliery. Witness noticed his foot which was bleeding and injured, and asked him about it. Defendant replied that he thought he had sprained it. Defendant also said he had tried to catch the last train the pre- vious night, but had lost it, and did not remember anything till he woke up on ths line near the chapel crossing.—George Thomas swore to finding defendant's boot on the line.—Fined 20s. including costs.—Mr. W. R. Randall appeared for the infor- mant. ALLEGED COAL STEALING. — Thomas Evans, colliery manager. Blaengarw. summoned Mrs. Phoebe Evans and Mrs. Sparks, both of Xanthir. for stealing coal.—Mr. T. J. Hughes defended.— Prosecutor, sworn, said he was manager of the Victoria Colliery. Blaengarw. About 6.40 on the morning of the Stli October he visited the colliery, when he saw the two defendants carrying each a bucketful of coal going off the colliery premises. —In cross-examination. Mr. Hughes put it to witness whether he had not made overtures to defendant to settle and offered the advocate's fee, and whether he had not made indecent overtures to defendant, and that she should have as much coal as she liked if she allowed him, each of which questions prosecutor denied. The place was not fenced.—Police-constable Honford said the place was not fenced and persons went there freely, and witness had received no complaints of coal 'being taken from the tip.—The magistrates dismissed the case, and allowed costs and advocate's fee. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CASES. — James James. Water-street, Bridgend, was summoned for dis- obeying an attendance order made upon him by not sending his child to school. Mr. Hutrhes appeared for the defence. The case was dismissed. —Edwin Thomas, of Water-street, was fined 2s. Gel. for disobeying an attendance order. Mr. W. Gomer Richards, attendance officer, appeared to prosecute. GAME TRESPASS.—William Beynon. watchman, appeared to prosecute Thomas David, copper man. 6. David's-row, Cwmavon, for the above offence, to which he pleaded guilty on the 7th October last.— Fined 2us. inclusive of costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Rees David, tailor. Cwrt- y-clefaid, Margam, summoned George Jones, of Richard-street. Aberavon, for assaulting him on the previous Saturday whilst on his way home. From the evidence of the complainant, defendant. who was asked by him where were his lights to the break he was driving, immediately came out of the break and assaulted him. Case adjourned at defendant's request to Saturday next. PEACE BREACHES.—Martha Powell, living at 29. Penyfai-road. Aberkenfig. applied for sureties of the peace against her husband, William Powell. Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for the prosecution. After evidence of service of summons had been given the case was adjourned till next Saturday. MAESTEG TRADESMEN, BEWARE !—Richard Holman. butcher, Commercial-street. Maesteg. and Edwin Treharne, Station-street, Maesteg, were respectively summoned for causing an obstruction on the previous Tuesday by the former allowing a cart to remain in front of shop seven or eisrht hours, and the latter a brake on the road at Commercial-street.—A fine of 30s. each, inclusive of costs, was imposed. A TRIO OF ASSAULTERS—Thomas Thomas and David Rees, Neath-road, and James Fowler, High- street. all hauliers at Maesteg, were summoned for assaulting John Harris, also a haulier, of the same place. The alleged assault was stated to have taken place outside the Masons' Arms on the previous Monday night, all of the persons con- cerned having been drinking together.—A fine of 30s. each, costs included, was inflicted. THE MAESTEG WOUNDING CASE.—The case against Edwin Stone for unlawfully wounding Gomer Griffiths by poking an umbrella in his eye, as reported in our last week's issue, was adjourned until Saturday next, the injured man being still unable to attend. ANOTHER DISMISSED CASE OF LARCENY.— Hopkin Davies, of Tynewydd, was summonsed for stealing two silk handkerchief, two silk neck ties, and a pair of socks, the property of Mr. Goorge Williams, of Tynewydd.—Mr. T. J. Hughes ap- peared for the defence, and after Police-sergeant Roberts had given evidence, he explained that defendant had obtained the goods from some boys, who had picked it up, it having been blown down. —The case was dismissed.
THE SAD CASE AT BRIDGEND. .THE WOMAN BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES. At the Bridgend police-court on Saturday (before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chairman), Major D. R. David, and Mr. R. L. Knight), Elizabeth McAdams was brought up on remand charged with stealing a purse, containing 8s. in money, the property of Ann Morris, a hawker, lodging at Oldeastle, Bridgend. The evidence of Ann Morris, as given at the previous hearing at the Magistrates' Clerk's office was read, stating that she was laying out the body of the defendant's child who frad died sud- denly the previous Tuesday mornintr. After doing so. they had some drink in. and witness ad- mitted being a little the worse for same. Whilst sitting on a bench defendant came near her, and witness felt her hand in her (witness') pocket. Witness asked her what she wanted with her hand in her pocket. Prisoner said nothing, but ran out. A woman named Betsy Thomas, who gave evidence, brought the defendant back.—Ann Morris now identified the purse as belonging to her.—Bridget Connor deposed to seeing prisoner throw the purse into the fire.—Police-constable Ebenezer Rees gave evidence of arrest. Defen- dant denied the offence at first, but subsequently said "I must be mad when I done it." Witness received five shillings from Mrs. White, which she had taken from prisoner, and Is. 3d. was found on her.—Defendant was committed for trial.
YSTRAD POLICE COURT. MONDAY".—Before the Stipendiary. Messrs. Alder- man W. Morgan and T. P. Jenkins. UNLICENSED DOGS.—For keeping dogs without a license, Elizabeth Jones, Tonypandy Thomas Burrows. Tonypandy, and Frederick Green, Tre- alaw, were summoned, and ordered to pay the costs of the court. A DOWNWARD CAREER.—Amongst the very large number of drunkards who were brought for- ward was a man named William Roberts, a member of the Festiniog (North Wales) School Board, and a son of the celebrated Dr. Roberts, of this town, who was on Tuesday last found by the police drunk and disorderly at Tonypandy. It appears that the defendant also indecently exposed him- self. Since he has been in the Rhondda Valley Roberts has been cutting coal at Clydach Vale, and has not lived what may be termed a pure respect- able life. He was fined 5s. for drunkenness, and 15s. for indecent exposure. WAS IT KLEPTOMANIA?—A man named Henry Alexander, a native of Treorky, was brought up in custody on a charge of stealing two glasses, value twopence, from the'Market Tavern. Treorky, and a part of a brush handle, valued at sixpence, for George Henry Hooper, of the Queen's Hotel, Pentre. The defendant, so it appeared from the evidence adduced, seemed to take a pride in this dishonest action, and showed the articles which he had stolen to a man named John John, with whom he was playing skittles. The police collared him, and he admitted his guilt, and was fined £1 for stealing the tumblers, but the second charge was dismissed. CAUSING OBSTRUCTION.—From the evidence of a Ferndale policeman it appeared that the town was greatly amused at the actions of a certain Ebenezer Daniel, who took great pleasure in shouting in the streets, and thereby causing a large crowd to gather around him. He was by no means a violent man, but after indulging in the cup that cheers and inebriates he was generally merry, and caused considerable annoyance to the publicand the police. On Saturday night last he once more rehearsed his hobby and was locked up. The magistrates, how- ever, took compassion on the poor fellow, and dis- missed him with a caution. STOP TAP—William Lloyd, the landlord of the King's Head, Ystrad, summoned Charles and John Barnes with refusing to quit his house on the pre- vious Saturday night, and the former was also charged with assaulting Mrs. Lloyd by throwing over a quantity of beer. The two defendants came in on Saturday night, a few minutes after 11. and asked for refreshments. The landlord, who was of course a law-abiding individual, refused, and told them to go away. They entirely disregarded that gentleman's kindly advice, and threw the contents of a pint measure which was on the counter into his wife's face, and slammed and kicked the door. The Bench ordered Charles. to forfeit a sovereign for the assault, and fined them 15s. each for breaking the licensing laws. SETTING A CHIMNEY ON FIRE.—John Rowe, Pentre, was summoned for setting fire to his chimney on Sunday morning last, and fined 5s. PERSONATING A TRA^ ELLER.—On Sundav last James Morgan, of Heolfach, visited the Cross.Keys Inn, Tonypandy, and obtained the usual refresh- ments. Whilst in the act of drinking the health of the landlord, a policeman entered, and James told him he was a hona-fide traveller. The officer, however, became suspicious, and lodged his man at Her Majesty's expense, and meanwhile found he lived not far away. And the magistrates ordered him to pay costs. ASSAULT.—William Brumble charged Alfred Harry, of Ystrad, with assaulting him on the pre- vious Monday evening. Harry went to Bramble's house, and a quarrel ensued. A struggle followed, in the course of which Brumble's coat was torn. —The Bench ordered him to pay costs. A BRUTAL HUSBAND.—Eliza Harris. Treorky, a married woman, sought for an order to force her husband to maintain her and her two children. The parties had been married for seven years, and the husband had cruelly treated her during that time. Since he last assaulted her he had gone away, she know not whither, and the Bench ordered a warrant to be issued for his arrest.
NANTYMOEL NEWS AND NOTES. A STOP-DAY A/THE OCEAN COLLIERY. —Last Saturday the colliery was stopped, and during the week several pits in the Rhondda were idle for a few days. A daily paper noted this and feared that there was a turn convng in the tide of pros- perity. This is not the explanation. Durino- the severe gales of the last fortnight ships have not been able to leave and enter Cardiff and Barry, and the want of tonnage occasioned the stop. The reputation of the South Wales coal will very likely be in great demand for a long time to come. OUR-DOOR PAUPERS OF THE OGMORE. — It is true that, whereas in Bridgend and Cow- bridge 2s. 6d. week per child is allowed in out- door relief, the allowance made to children here is only Is. 6d. If there should be a difference it oui-ht to be the other way about. It is more ex- pensive living in these mining districts than in agricultural neighbourhoods, and the rates come pretty heavily too from the former quarter A TREAT IN STORE FOR I.OVERS OF MUSIC. —The Alpine Choir arc about to pay a return visit to Nantymoel, and will be certain to be a musical treat. One of the vocalists took part in Doctor Parry's opera. The Baptists are very noted for the enterprise they display in providing healthy amusement, and we are indebted to them for the best concerts held in the place. These ventures pay and deserve to. QUEEN'S SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION.—On the female list just issued the names of Miss Agnes Evans and Miss Gertie Adams appears as having passed. a THE FIREWORKS' NUISANCE.—The streets are lively with squibs, rockets, and wheels, and there was an exciting chase after some boys up Commercial-street. The policeman almost caught them, but the boys, turning the corner up Station- road, got clear away. We wish the stern represen- tative of the law more luck the next time. BURSTING OF A STEAM PIPE.—A steam pipe at the Wyndham burst last Saturday night, and made a terrific roar. The people were startled, but were glad to hear that no one was injured.
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