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MERTHYR POLICE COURT. ] SATURDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) A NEGLECTFUL DBIVER: — Evan Davies, a haulier engaged by Mr. Williams, Hong Kong Tea Warehouse, Merthyr, was charged as fol- lows P.S. William Thomas said: Yesterday afternoon, about five o'clock, I saw the prisoner in High-street, Dowlais he was in his cart so very drunk that he could not take care of himsel f. He had run the horse and cart over a woman and broke her ribs. I took -him to the station to get his name he refused to give it, and became very violent; he laid hold of my legs and tried to throw me down the name of Mr. Williams of the Hong Kong was on the cart.-P.S. Hodgson said: After Sergt. Thomas got the prisoner's name at the station, I let him go he said, No I wont go without my horse and cart;" he then tried to drag me out of the station, and resisted very much; he s'nrt, I wont go away for you or any bodyalcc," I said, "Tko horse and cart have been taken home." I took him into the station again for the assault; I afterwards let him go; he returned and pushed me away.-}.: r. Fowler said, as there was only the charge of assaultinu the sergeant against him now, he had only to iw dealt with for that offence, and would probab'.v be summoned in another way hereafter.-He w as now fined 53., and 7s. costs, in default of pay- ment to be eommitted to Cardiff house of cor- rection with hard labour for one-week. NOT PAYING- SICK RELIEF.—Ann Thomas v. the Women's Union Society, held at the Crown Inn, Merthyr.-Thia was a case in which the complainant sought to recover the sum of X2 due to her for sick relief from the said society, for eight weeks' illness. Mr. Thomas Williams, the 'ia -ns secretary, appeared on behalf of the society, and said that there was an alteration in the rules abouL being pu6 in force, which enabled the societ1 to withhold any sick relief, unless the funds «xceed £ 120. The said rules had been forwarded to Mr. Tidd Pratt for the purpose of being registered, but had not yet been returned. After a copy of the proposed new rules was shewn the Bench, the case was adjourned for a fortnight, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the Registrar of Friendly Societies would sanction their being put in force. ASSAULT. — Patrick Farreil and William Cronin wore charged with assaulting William Grey, a shunter on the Yale of Neath Railway.— Complainant said: On the 18th instant I was shunting the goods' train on the line near Plymouth- street, when the two defendants came in my way. I ordered them off; telling Farreil, get out of my road." He gave me a great deal of impertinence, and stripped off his coat tofigut He caught me by my uniform waistcoat and broke it. He then struck me three times in the face. I did not strike him at all. I tried to take him to the station, but the other man rescued him. After that the defendant Cronin came up and struck me. I think he was in the custody of P.C. Morgan, but succeeded in getting away from him to come to me. I never spoke to him. I was struck down.—This concluded the evidence in this case, and they were then charged with as- saulting and obstructing John Morgan, a railway policeman, who, upon being sworn said On the 18th instant I was in company with Wm. Grey. I saw the defendants on tne line, and I ordered them both off the line, on which Farrell went up to fight Cronin. I pushed him on one side and he struck me. They both struck me. Cronin struck me on the face.—Defendants were fined 10s. each and 8s. 9d. costs each in each case, in default of payment they were both committed to Cardiff house of correction for ten days on each charge, both terms of imprisonment to run con- currently. FRAUDULENT REMOVAL OF GOODS.—Michael Hefiy was summoned for fraudulently removing goods from a house which he occupied at Dowlais, to prevent Ebenezer Jones, his landlord, from distraining upon them for arrears of rent. The value of the goods was sworn to be worth 30s.— Adjourned till Monday, for the production of complainant's witnesses. JBASTAIVDY. — Thomas Jones, of Gelligaer, mason, was adjudged the father of an illegitimate child by Mary Davies, of Dowlais, and was ordered to p. y Is. 6d. per week from the date of the summons (June 13), and lis. 3d. costs. SURETIES.—Ann Harris was bound over to keep the peace for three calendar months in the sum of j65, towards Ann Williams, whom she had threatened to kill it she caught her walking out some night. ASSAULT.—Mary Harris, mother of the de- fendant intha last case, was summoned by Gwen- llian Williams, mother of the complainant in the last case, for assaulting her at Troedyrhiw. It appeared the row commenced about some debt contracted by the parties, when in about a week after the goods were delivered, the complainant's husband (who was the debtor) had his petition filed as an insolvent in the county court. It was a trumpery affair throughout, and the magistrate dismissed it, at the same time warning the parties if they came before him again on a similar case, he would adopt stringent measures for putting an end to their disturbances. CAUGHT IN TIME.-Edmund Morgan, a tailor, residing at Pontmorlais, whom it will be remem- bered, was some time since committed from this court for trial at the sessions,on the charge of having counterfeit coin in his possessoin, was de- livered here to day by the hands of his two sureties, Messrs. John Price and George Mor- gan, who had bailed him at the preliminary Hearing in £ 25 each, for his appearance at the sessions. They had they said been informed, „ and in fact they saw, that he was making away with some of his furniture for the purpose, as they thought, of decamping, and they very pru- dently arrested him in time, and surrendered him to the custody of the police, £ by whom he was taken before the magistrate and was sent this day for safety to Cardiff gaol. MONDAY.—Before J. C. Fowler, and Morgan Morgans, Esqn. ASS!ULT.- William Payne, boatman, was sum- moned for assaulting David Jones, servant at Goitrecoed farm, in this parish.- Complainant said: Last Saturday week, early in the morning, I wa3 called out of my bed to put a horse out of the field near the house. I went out and took the horse to the pound for trespass. I went down by the canal, and saw the defendant WIL- ii IM Payne and his partner bringing an empty boat no. They were by this time aware of their horse being impounded. Defendant sud, "shall we have the horse out from the poun T ?" I said, Yes; if you pay the damage." They asked how much it was. I said £ 1. He said, "I will fight you for the horse, if you beat me you shall have him if I beat you I must have him from the pound for nothing." I told him I did not want to fight. He then threw off his jacket and commenced sparring before me, and struck me i on the eheek. As soon as he struck me I put him down on the ground. He got up and struck me again. I put him down again. I did not strike him. His partner then came on and struck me across the back with the tiller of a boat. I held the defendant this time on the ground, and another boatman then came up and drew me rsked whether he was guilty or not he said, 1 was not drunk, nor I was not sober.P.C. Harries was called and proved the offence, and he was then obligated to launch out five shillings The case against Machael Heffey for fraudu- lently removing his goods, which had been ad- journed from Saturday, was further adjourned for a week. MILITIAMEN.—IThe following men were sworn and attested to serve iii-the Royal Glamorgan Militia for five years :—John Triehurst, Charles Chaikley, William Thomas, Charles Thomas, John Morgan, John Lynch, Patrick Nash, Robert Williams, James Carey, Henry -Tones, David M'Loughrin, Thomas Davies, and James Davies. ♦— EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE, The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the sentiments expressed by his correspondents. JUVENILE RIFLE COUPS. To the Editor of the Merthyr Telegraph. SIB,—Allow me to make a few remarks on a letter inserted in your last number, signed Observer." The writer has enumerated a few of the sup- posed advantages of the juvenile corps-" That it will be the means of improving the boys phy- sically, give them a good manly bearing, train them to habits of punctuality, and to the obser- vance of discipline, and accustom them to the use of fire arms, and thus lessen accidents." I think Observer" will agree with me that all these are really good and important reasons, except the last, which, like myself, he would, to say the 'cast, have some doubt about. I think, however, should he take the trouble to inquire, he will find that the promoters of this corps have no in- tention of having them taught the use of arms at FILL and probably this fact may alter his view of the subject altogether. And to the advantages above named we think may be added a prompt- ness of action and love of doing things orderly, which I think would be very valuable to them in after years. And if these things are really good, I think they would be taught much more effectively in a corps, where their attendance jslgeneraJly Volun- tary and agreeable, than at school, where there is always necessarily some degree of compulsion, which too often renders it an object of a little dislike. I admit that the above, as well as eveiy other of the rules or morality," should be taught at home but if Observer" were a parent or at all aware of the difficulties of implanting good prin- ciples and habits, he would not undervalue any and every available means to strengthen the in- fluence of such homo teaching. Now, a word or t wo as to its tendency to pro- mote a love of a soldier's life." Your corres- pondent says that in youth we all like playing at soldiers." He admits, then, that there is something very attractive, especially to youth, allGut the soMier'S life. But what is it that is attractive about it—the killing of others ? Cer- tainly not; but the bright uniform, and the dif- fent military evolutions, exciting 'music, &c. And it does not appear to me that by furnishing the means of satisfying the love for these by the drill and the uniform, &c., a love for the more terrible duties ot the regular soldier is at all promoted, but raiher the reverse; that by satis- fying this feeling you are likely to remove that hankering after the soldier's life, which has so often been awakened in the minds of youth on seeing a body of troops march through a town, or on witnessing a review. I have a son of my own in the juvenile corps, and value it fc>r the reasons above mentioned, but would not allow of his remaining in it ano- ther day did I not most conscientiously believe, after very carefully considering the subject, that its tendencies were decidedly good. A FRIEND OF THE JUVENILES. CORONER'S INQUESTS AT THE CEFN. lo the Editor of the Telegrayh. SIE,—There appears to be a great deal of dis- satisfaction among the publicans of this place, owing that the present policeman takes all coro- ner's inquisitions to one house, no difference from what part of the town, against the old established custom of holding them at the nearest double license 1 house to where the body is lying. This has occurred during the last three or*tocr times, on which occasions he passed a great many re- spectable houses, paying heavy rents and taxes. Owners of property in public houses, as well'as their tenants, at the Cefn, feel the injustice of this, not so much owing to their loss in a pecu- niary sense, but in the fact that in their being overlooked by a police officer implies that their houses are not respectably conducted. Of course, I do not for a moment suppose that he has any pecuniary interest in taking ail the inquests to the same house, but the accident that the land- lord of that public house happens to be the owner of the house in which he (the policeman) resides has given that portion of the public, who always attribute unworthy motives to extraor. dinary actions, a subject for a good deal of ill- natured comment. I would suggest that the public of the Cefn, and especially the part ies immediately interested, send a statement of their grievance to < he Coroner, and no doubt that would be effectual jll checking the oddities of our policeman, and restore an old custom, which in this instance is certainly more honoured in its observance, than in its breach. I am, sir, Your obedient servant, A RATEPAYER. Cefn, June 26th, 1860.

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