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YSTRAD. INDECENT ASSAULT AT TREIIERBERTAt the Ystrad Police-court, on Monday-before Mr. T. P. Jenkins, Mr. W. Jenkins, Dr. Parry, and Dr. Davies -Edward G. Hay, collier, -vas fined C5 for indecently assaulting Mararget L. Davies, about 8 years of age, re- siding in the locality Mr. Spowart, of the firm of Messrs. Morgan and Rees, Pontypridd, defended. WOUNDING WITtl A SAFETY LAMP. — Richard John Edwards, residing at Treherbert, was charged with wounding David John Morgan, living at Blaen- rhondda. The evidence showed that on Saturday week prosecutor was conducting a pony and cart along the road, when the defendant and three others jumped in and refused to get out. An altercation ensued, and the defendant struck the complainant on the head with a safety lamp. inflicting a nasty cut, which bled freely. Dr. Owen, Treherbert, deposed that the injury had disabled the complainant for two days. Mr. Spowart, who defended, applied for an adjourn- ment for a week, in order to obtain for the defendant the evidence of two witnesses who declined to attend on being requested that morning. The case was there- fore adjourned for a week. LLWYNYPXA. ILLNESS OF THE REV. T. C. JENKINS.—On Sunday the symptoms were more favourable. The patient slept better on Saturday than at any previous stage of his illness. MOUNTAIN ASH. "DEATH OF AX OLD INHABIT ANT.—We regret to record the death of Mr. W. H. Thomas, ironmonger, which took place on Friday night. The deceased had been in delicate health for some time past, but was able to be about on Monday last. In the middle of the week, however, he became seriously ill, suffering from congestion of the lungs, and succumbed, as stated, an Friday night. He was a Conservative in politics, and an ardent Churchman. He was an old inhabitant and much respected. The funeral took place at three o'clock on Tuesday. YSTRADYFODWG. AT the Swansea assizes on Monday William Evans, on bail, was charged with assaulting and behaving indecently to Elizabeth Ann Withers, aged 13 years and nine months, at Ystradyfodwg. The jury found prisoner guilty, and sentenced him to nine months' hard labour. LLANTRISANT. INDECENT ASSAULT.-At the Swansea Assize on Monday William Jones, on bail, was indicted for unlawfully assaulting Clara Thomas, at Llantrisant. Mt. Arthur Lewis prosecuted and Mr. David Lewis defended. Prosecutrix, who is a widow, alleged that she was crossing the mountain from Talygarn and she met the prisoner who, she alleged, treated her in a brutal manner, striking her repeatedly in the face, and pinched her about the body. In cross-examination, she denied being convicted of larcency, or of leading an immoral life. In defence, it was urged that prose- cutrix was subject to exaggeration.—Prisoner was found guilty, and the judge, in passing sentence, said the prisoner had been recommended to mercy, though they found it very difficult to say on what grounds, though it was very evident it was on the whole facts of the case. The sentence would be a very lenient one—six months' hard labour. PORTH. ACCIDENT.—A serious accident befel a man named Messaeh Jones, aged 26, on Tuesday. Jones was em- ployed.as a colliery engineman, and was walking along the line of the Taff Vale Railway, near Porth, when he was knocked down by a mineral train, his right arm being almost severed at the shoulder. He was conveyed to the Infirmary at Cardiff, where it was found necessary to amputate the injured limb. The man had resided at 45, Hillside-terrace, Wattstown. CLYDACH VALE. INQUEST.—On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Rhys, coroner, held an inquiry, at the Clydach Vale Hotel, into the circumstances attending the death of Evan Hughes and John Rowlands, who were killed in tho sump of the No. 2 Pit of the Clydach Vale Colliery on Monday morning last. It appeared from the evidence of Mr. Sims, deputy inspector of Mines, that a portion of the lining of the shaft was forced out by a "squeeze," which extended from the six-feet scam downwards, and fell upon the unfortunate men. A verdict of accidental death was returned. The man John Owen who was injured at the same time is making very favourable progress towards recovery. His injuries consist of a fractured shoulder and a lacerated wound on the held. PENTYRCH. BURIAL.—The mortal remains of Mr. Llewellvn Jones, horse dealer, of Gwaelodvgarth," were interred on Saturday last near Penuel. Pentyrch. The Revs. Phillips, T. J. Rees, and J. Davies officiated. The funeral was a very large one, and great sympathy was shown to the widows in their severe trial. On the previous Wednesday he lost his life by falling from his horse, but no one witnessed the fall. He was seen by the Rev. Mr. Phillips returning home and coming on leisurely towards him, and thought he would speak to him, and went around a row of beans fer that pur- pose, but was surprised to see the horse passing with- out its rider. He jumped over the hedge, and saw Mr. Jones on the road, ran to him, and found him dead. Accidental death was the verdict at the inquest. GLANTAF. THE ANNIVERSARY SERVICES of the Congrega- tional Church of Ebenezer, Glantaf, came off on Sun- day and Monday last, the preachers this time being the Revs. R. O. Hughes, Plasmarl, G. Griffiths (Pennar). Pentre Estyll, and J. Grawys Jones, Aber- dare. Although the weather was not at ail favourable, yet the meetings were very well attended. The preaching was very good, and the collection satisfac- tory. The Church is free from debt, but they are pre- paring for re-modeiling Ebenezer and to erect a room to carry on their Sunday School at Treforest..

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