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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

OUR POST OFFICE.

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I JOTTINGS BY THE WAY.

ABERDARE POLICE COURT.

MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD.

District Jutcliitjcita.

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District Jutcliitjcita. + MERTHYR. LIBKRAL ASSOCIATION.—Mr Thomas Thomas presided at a meeting of the town ward associa- tion which was held on Monday. The presi- dent elected for the ensuing year was Mr J. Williams and the executive committee was composed of the following gentlemen. Rev. J. Thomas (Zoar Chapel,) Mr E. T. John (leuan Dyfed,) and Mr T. Thomas. Mr C. H. James was, in addition, appointed secretary, and a general committee, fifteen in number, was elected. SAD FATALITY.—The unfortunate man, David Williams, who was injured by a fall of coal while at his work in the Gethin Pit. succumbed to the effects on Thursday, the 28th ult. On Saturday last, Mr Coroner Williams held an in- quest on his body. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—Wm. Griffiths was charged, at the police court on Saturday last, before Mr J. Bishop and Mr T. Williams, with being drunk and disorderly, assaulting P.S. I o Gill whilst in the execution of his duty, and damaging the constable's uniform. Defendant was sentenced to one month's hard labour for the assault, fiued 2s. 6d. for the damage, or seven days' imprisonment, and dismissed on the other charge. SUPPLY OF WATER.—Mr A. Taylor, one of the inspectors of the Local Government Board, has been directed to hold an enquiry respecting the proposal of the Merthyr Tydfil Local Board of Health to borrow £ 0,800 for the purposes of water supply, and sewerage, &c. Evidence was heard on Thursday at. Merthyr. A DOWLAIS STREET-ROW.—Jeremiah Daley, ironworker, was charged, at the police court on Monday last, before Mr J. Bishop, with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday, the 30th ult in Brecon-street, Dowlais, and also with assaulting P.C. Thomas Jenkins. The prisoner was taken into custody in consequence of his having acted in a very disorderly manner in the street. A number of people assembled, rescued the defendant, held the constable while prisoner assaulted him by striking him in the face. De- fendant was fined 20s. and costs, or in default, one month's imprisonment, with hard labour. A SLY OLD FOX.—A man named Evan Humphreys was charged with stealing two poles at Troedyrhiw. Prisoner has been similarly charged before the court on two occasions. The Stipendiary remarked that he was a very sly old fox," and inflicted a fine of 10s., the value of the pole, and the costs, or 14 days' hard labour in default. A DESERTER.—Charles Taylor was charged with being a deserter from tho South Yorkshiro Regiment, and was remanded to gaol for the purpose of awaiting an escort. YNYSHIR. DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN GENTLEMAN.— It is with great regret that we record the death of Mr T. J. Thomas, of Brynawel, Ynyshir. The deceased geutlemau had for some years been responsibly connected with the Standard Colliery. He experienced but a very short illness—only two days' duration -and died on Sunday morning last. YSTRAD. NEGLECT OF DUTy.-At the police-court, on Monday, before Mr Ignatius Williams, stipen- diary magistrate, Israel Hunt, ventilating fire- man at the North Dunraven Colliery, was charged with sleeping whilst on duty. De- fendant was fined £1 and costs. RHONDDA VALLEY. FAILURE IN TRADE.—Mr Josiah Williams grocer, Troorky, has filed his petition, there being an estimated deficiency of £388. SUDDEN DEATH WHEN GOING TO SEE A FIGHT, —A sudden death, under extraordinary circum. stances, took place on the PenlRhys Mountain on Sunday evening. Two Ferndale men had ar- ranged to fight on the mountain, and a man, named Samuel Davies, a native of Pontypool, was proceeding, in company with another man, to witness the encounter, when he fell down and expired. The supposed cause of death was heart-disease.

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