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PONTYPRIDD DISTRICT NEWS. ''I 1.1- 111 11.1 1. 11.11, PONTYPRIDD. MEDICAL.—Mr. W. P. Brooks, of Charing Cross Hospital, London, has passed the second examina- tion of the conjoint Boards of Physicians and Surgeons. INQUEST.—Mr. E. B. Reece, Cardiff, on Thursday held an inquest at the Bonvilstone Hotel, Coedpen- maen, on the body of Thomas Bowen, who was found drowned in the Glamorganshire Canal the previous day. Evidence was given showing that the deceased was last seen alive on Thursday, the 14th inst. A verdict of Found drowned was returned. WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—The members of the Women's Liberal Association and other friends, numbering altogether about 450 persons, assembled on Thursday afternoon on the Taff Vale Grounds, where they were entertained to tea and cake by the ladies of the committee. The Hungarian Band, of Cardiff, was present, and played a selection of music. Dancing and other games were indulged in, and a very pleasant afternoon was spent. Mrs. D. A. Thomas was present at the opening of the proceedings. LOCAL SUCCESS.—Mr. Edward Morgan, of the Pontypridd Academy was amongst the success- ful competitors in the 1st Division of the London Matriculation Examination. FATALITY IX TAFF-STREET.—On Friday morn- ing a single man, named Jeremiah McCarthy, of 17, Napier-street, Mountain Ash, died at the Union Infir- mary in consequence of injuries received in Market- square on Saturday evening last, when he was run over by a passing brake. On Monday Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner, held an inquest at the Union Workhouse on the body of Jeremiah McCarthy, of Napier-street, Mountain Ash, who died on Friday last as a result of injuries received on the previous Saturday, when he was run over by a brake in Market-square. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. WOUNDING.—At the Police-court on Friday, Morgan Griffiths, collier, of Clydach Vale, was charged with seriously wounding Thomas Steward by kicking him on the head on Wednesday last, and was sent to prison for two months with hard labour. BANKRUPTCY.—Thomas Evans, the Arcade, Ponty- pridd, jeweller, has been adjudicated a bankrupt. POCKET-PICKING AT PONTYPRIDD.-Mary Ann O'Neil, about 35 years of age, shabbily attired, was charged with stealing a purse containing £ 1 14s., the property of James Lewis, on thetramroad side, Ponty- pridd, on Saturday night last.-Prisoner, against whom were recorded seven previous convictions, urged in defence that the prosecutor had conditionally pre- sented her with the purse and coins, but the learned Stipendary being .informed that the prosecutor bore an excellent character, sentenced the prisoner to three months' imprisonment with hard la,bour. THE MASONS' STRIKE. — The operative stone masons' dispute at Pontypridd has ended in favour of the workmen, to whom has been conceded the 9d. per hour. The builders have withdrawn the "sixth clause," and the operatives piecework rule stands as before. Other concessions have also been made. PORTH. SHOP ASSISTANTS' PICNIC.—On Thursday the shop assistants of the above place, to the number of 120, visited Tintern. Accompanying the party were several friends, including Messrs. Geo. Preece and Packer, of the Porth Chamber of Trade. It had been hoped to secure the presence of Mr. A. Thomas, M.P., but an engagement prevented him from joining the party. In the afternoon sports were indulged in on the Meadow Field, the mile and 130 yards races being very keenly contested. Tea was partaken of at 4 o'clock at the Royal George Hotel, and afterwards an open air concert was held on the lawn. The friends who assisted at the concert were Miss Oriel, Miss Richards, T. Rees, S. Jones, Toleman, and Leek. The hon. sec. of the movement was Mr. L. H. Thomas. YSTRAD. OUTING OF SHOP ASSISTANTS.—On Thursday the members of the Shop Assistants' Association of Pentre, Ton, Ystrad, and Gelli, numbering about 130, went for an outing to Porthcawl by brakes, reaching there about an hour before noon. They returned home at midnight, having thoroughly enjoyed themselves during the day. Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., president of the Association, was unavoidably absent. SCHOOL BOARD.- At a meeting of the School Board on Tuesday evening, under the presidency ef Mr. W. W. Hood, Mr. David Thomas, Trealaw, pro- posed, and the Rev. W. Morris seconded, That this Board cordially rejoices to find that a number of scholarships are offered by the Technical Instruction Committee of Glamorganshire, and also by several high schools in the county, and begs to call the atten- tion of the several committees of the science and art classes as well as the higher grade teachers to the necessity of encouraging our schools to avail them- selves of the same." This was agreed to. At the request of the Board, the chairman con- sented to call upon Mr. Beasley, Cardiff, to request him to point out to the company the great necessity of a bridge across the Taff Vale Railway at Clydach Vale, where several children have been run over and killed instantaneously during the past few years while going to school. It was decided to hold the meetings of the Board two hours earlier than usual in future in order to meet the re- quirements of a number of the members. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.-At the Ystrad Police- court on Monday—before Mr. Ignatius Williams- John Jarman, collier, Pontypridd, was charged with It assaulting Acting-sergeant Canton on Saturday night at Pontypridd and John Vincent was summoned for attempting to rescue the prisoner. It appeared that Jarman kicked the officer several times violently, and bit him savagely while he was being taken to the lock- up.—Jarman was sent to prison for two months with hard labour, and Vincent was fined 20s., or, in default, a fortnight's imprisonment with hard labour. The money was paid. TREORKY. SUCCESS OF A STUDENT.—Among the list of can- didates who were successful in passing the recent matriculation examination of the London University is the name of Mr. J. H. Jones, 5, Clarke-street, formerly of Cwmpark Schools, but now engaged at the Board Schools, Llwynypia. TREFOREST. SUDDEN DEATH.-An inquest was held at the Railway Inn, on Thursday, by Mr. B. B. Reece, coroner, on the body of Morgan Evans, 11, Jenkin- street, Hopkinstown, who died suddenly at the Railway Inn, Treforest, on Monday night last. Dr. Leckie said that death was due to an apoplectic fit. A verdict was returned in accordance with the doctor's evidence. TREHERBERT. FALL OF A LOCOMOTIVE.—About half-past ten o'clock on Wednesday morning a locomotive with a tender attached to it was accidentally pushed by another engine over the rails, and it fell into the cavity containing the turntable for revolving the locomotives near the railway station at Treherbert. Several of the looomotives in the large sheds situated close by, which were required on different parts of the line during the day, were therefore unable to come out. In the afternoon a huge crane was brought to the spot, and the locomotive was raised out of the pit and replaced on the rails, about six o'clock. Slight damage was done to the turntable, and the front buffers of the engine were knocked off. YNYSYBWL. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.-On Monday evening la.st while two women were returning from Aberdare Junction along the road leading to the Gelly Wood, they obserred a man named Thomas Nott, better known as Tommy Devon," suspended to the branch of a tree. The affrighted women ran post-haste to the Police Station, where they gave information to Sergeant Llewelyn. He immediately made for the spot, and found that Tommy" had fortunately slipped from the noose, and was lying in an uncon- scious state on the ground. On regaining conscious- ness he was interrogated by the sergeant, who illicited from the would-be-suicide that he had had a quarrel with his landlady, and he had thought it best to end his days by hanging himself. He was under the influence of drink at the time, and was accordingly taken to the police cells, where he spent his time until Wednesday, when he had to appear before the Ponty- pridd magistrates to explain himself. MOUNTAIN ASH. WEDDING.—On Tuesday the marriage of Mr. W. Morgan, the youngest son of the late Mr. D. Morgan (late estate agent to Lord Aberdare), of Maesydderwen Mountain Ash, to Miss Nellie Callaway, the eldest daughter of Mr. J. Callaway, was solemnised at St. Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash, by the Rev. E. Morgan, vicar of Penmark, brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. B. Lloyd, vicar of Mountain Ash, and the Rev. D. A. Jones. The newly-wedded couple left by the 10.43 a.m train en route for Clifton, where they propose spending a portion of their honey- moon.

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