FOR SALE, ON HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS TERMS, SOME NEW AND VERY BEAUTIFUL JPIA. NOFOKTKS Enquire at the Residence of ME. EDWARD LAW RAN CE, Fro/essor of Music and Organist of St. David's Church. ADDRESS :— 6023 2. COURTLAND TERRACE, MERTHYR. STAR AND RAILWAY INN, ABERDARE. WILLIAM DANCE (late Serjeant of Police at TV Mcrthyr), begs to inform his friends and the public that he has taken the Star and Railway Inn, Trap-road, Aberdare (between the Abernant Station and Aberdare), and hopes to secure their patronage. Wines and Spirits of the best quality. 5955 QASSELL'S PURE UNCOLOURED TEAS & CASSELUS COFFEES. CASSELL'S ORIENTAL COFFEE consists of a selection of the finest growths of East India. In the process of roasting and grinding tho full strength and line aroma are preserved, iciulcriusr it equal to the Collee so much prized in ORIENTAL COUNTRIES, THE PERFECTION of COFFEE. Price 2s. per lb. CASSELL'S COFFEES are also supplied at Is. Is. 2d., 1<. 4d., la. 1):1.. Is. Sd" and Is. 10d. per lb., in Canis- ters and air-tight Packasrcs from oue ounce to one pound, by Agents, Grocers, Chemists, Confectioners, &e., throughout the kingdom. CASSELL'S PURE UNCOLOUKED TEAS. CASSELL'S TEAS are pure and free from any faeinff powder or other injurion mutter, the Green :¡,s well as the Mack is the natural colour 0.' the leaf, it has not therefore the bright green hue of ordinary Green Teas, which are faced by the Chinese with mineral powder or other colour- ing matter to give them appearance. By the use of CAssELi/s TBAS real purity and uniform good quality are at all times ensured. CASSELL'S PURE UNCOLOUBBD TEA 2s., 2s. 4d. and 2s. Sd. ncr lb. PUKE UNCOL01:RJ!D TEA, finest qualities, 38., JS. W. and il: per lb. iu Packets of 2 oz. to 3 IIJ. Bold by Agents, Grocers, Chemists, Confectioners, throughout the kingdom. AGENCY.—To placc CASSELL'S well-known TEAS AWD COFFF.B > within the reach of evciy fam'ly in the kingdom. A genii are required in every neighbour- hood IIOJ yet fully supplied. Fur terms. apply to CA""BLL, SMITH, & Co SO, Fenehurch Street, London. 6049 —< —* "ANCHOR" LINE. L A S G O W TO NEW YORK. The Steamers of this Line are despatched from GLASGOW FOR NEW-YORK EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY, (Calling at Moville, Lough Foyle, to Embark Passengers.) FA _.E8 SALOOJT CABIN, 12, 13, 11, AND1 5 OUIXKAS. INTERMEDIATE, Errnrr (.IT-INISAS. I STKERAGE, MX GUINEAS. j moro4'Qliebec Passengers Booked at Lowest Fares to all parts of the United States and Canada. For further particulars app'y to HENDERSON BROTHERS, 30, Foyle-street, Londondeny or 4i), Union-street, Glasgow; or to J. MORG\N, SON, ami Co., Cardiff J. T. MORGAN, 19, Glebeland, Merlhy c Tydfil; or to G. BAKLOW, 17, Well-street, Dowlais, To prevent disappointment, intending Passengers are re commended to obtain Passage Tickets from Local Agents of thu Anchor Line before leaving home. UOoO CARDIFF TO NEW YORK. TVRECT steam COMMUNI- 1 4A CATION BETWEEN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL AND THE VlHrr^3» UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA. The SOUTH WALES ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COM- PANY'S New, first-class, full-powered, Clyde built Steamships, GLAMORGAN, 2,500 Tons, 500 h.p.; PEMBROKE, 2,500 Tons, 500 h.p. CARMARTHEN, 3,000 Tons, 000 li.p.l; or other First-class Steamers, will sail regularly between CAR- DIFF aud NEW YOltK, These Steamship are built expressly for thr Trade, and fitted up with all the latest imprrvemcnts for ti e comfort and con- veuience of Cabin amI St.' jrage Passenger Steerago Passen- gers provided with mattresses. A Stewardess carried for the female Emigrants. For further particulars apply to W. J. I'resswc11. ], Castle- street, Merthyr; or to E. <•. Price, or Isaac Thomas, 24, Sevmonr-streut, Aberdare; or to Mr. H. A. Lewis, Postmaster, Ebbw Vale or at the Company's Office, 1, Dock Chambers, Carditl. 0051 1 "ALLAN" ROYAL MAIL LINE SHORTEST SEA PASSAGE XO CANADA, AND T11E UNITED ST YTKS—Shortest Route io the West. The superb Steam- ships of this Line now riu: ti ect every Tuesday and Thursday from LIVERPOOL, to LIUEBISC, forwarding Passengers to NEW YORK and BOSTON, and to ALL CITISS and TOWNS in CANADA and the UNITED STATUS. FROM LIVERPOOL TO QUEBEC. Phienician, Tuesday, Oct. 14 Circassian, Thursday, „ 22 Sarmatiau, Thurs., Oct. 10 Can at'' in, Tuesday, „ 28 Nova Scotian, Via St. John's Poly nesian, Thursday 3. Nova Scotian, Via St. John's Poly nesian, Thursday 30 N.F. &, Halifax) Tues Oct il Manitoban, Tuesday, Nov.4 The Mail Steamships for HALIFAX, NORFOLK., and BALTI- MORE, sail as fellows Forwarding Passengers by Rail to all parts of tho Middle Western, South Western and Southern States. Nestorian, Tuesday, Nov. 4 Cabin Passage to Halifax, Portland, Quebec, Boston, New York, Norfolk, Baltimore, or Philadelphia, £ 18 18s. or £ 1:; 15s. according to accommodation, includiIJg Provbions bm not wines or liquors, which can be obtained on board. Return Tickets at reduced Rates. A limited number of intermediate passengers taken in each Steamer, at jfc'J !>s, including Beds, Bedding, and all necessary utensils, dining :1.part from steerage. Applications for berths to be ma.de in advance. Steerage Passage to St. John, Halifax, Portland, Quebec, Boston, New York, Norfolk, or Baltimore, jM (js, including a plentiful supp'y of cooked p'o visions. Steerage Stewardesses are carried by this line io attend IóO the wants of female passengers and children. Baggage talcenfrom the Ocean Stea1lts4ip. to the RaiZfDag Car. Free of Expense. Any information required concerning Canada, can be obtained from .Mr. Dixon, Il, Adam Street, AdelphJ, London, Agent for the Canadian Government. Pamphlets on Canada supplied gratis by our agents. SHORTEST ROUTE to SAN FJKANCISUO, via tho UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. TIII;OI<;RI TICKETS issued on the most favourable terms. For Freight or Passage, apply to A LLAN BROTHERS A CO., Alexandra Buildings, James Street, Liverpool, and 85, Foyle Street, Londonderry. Of to MR. JOHN COPELAND, 124 High Street, Merthyr and Mr. J. T. MORGAN, 19, Gleteland street, Merthyr, COMPANY'S SPECIAL NOTICE TO EMIGRANTS. We advise Passengers to obtain their Tickets from OUT Ageofe« before leaving home. 0052 The best and Cheapest Route for Passengers from the West of England to the United States is by the QREAT WESTERN STEAM-SHIR" LINE BRISTOL AND NEW YORK. FIRST-CLASS™CRE\VESTEA M SHIPS of this Line are intended to SAIL as of this Line are intended to SAIL as follows LADY LYEETT, 2,000 Tons SATURDAY, Nov. 1 ARRAGON, 1,500 Tons SATURDAY, Nov. 8 GREAT WESTERN, 2,OC ) .In November. CORNWALL, 2,000Tons (Building) Cabin Fare to New York, 13 Guineas.—Return Tickets, 20Guineas. Intermediate 8.? guineas: Steerage 6guineas* including fare from any Railway Station in the West of England and South Wales, to New York, Boston, or Philadelphia.—Mattresses provided. The Vessels trf this Line do not call at any Irish port, but proceed direct from Bristol to New York. Passengers may be booked through to all parts of the United States and Canada on very moderate terms. To secure berths Ac., apply to MAR.K WHITWILL and Sox, Grove, Queen-square, Bristol, —or to J. T, Morgan, 19, Glebeland-street, Merthyr Tydfil'; Jolul Morgan, Post-master, Pontypool Harse and Brown Newport. Mon. G. F. Webb and Co., Cardilf M. Jones and Bros-, Swansea; J. Callaway, Mountain Ash C. F. Howard, Greenfield, Llanelly; George F. Price, Church- street, Pontypridd. Passengers are recommended to obtain their Tickets from our Agents before leaving home. Gv5! EMPLOYxMENT IN AMERICA. 1 4 jfo, TDERSONS desiring EMPLOY- JL MENT in the UNITED STAIRS or Canada can learn, on Personal Application, the rate of XVages (which ii. California are very high), Passage Fares, and other official Particulars. Pamphlets, sueulars &c.. tree by post on receipt of two stamps. (,053 AMERICA AS IT IS. A volume of official information upon every part of THE UNITED STATES, Wages, &c., Price Sixpeuce, post iree. Apply to RJlJln & KEIM, United States and Canadian Emi- gration and Banking Agency, 36 Finsbury Circus, London. ALTERATION OF DAYS OF SAILING. CORK, NEWPORT, AND CARDIFF. "CURST-CLASS PASSENGER R"- STEAMERS leave CORK for N EW PORT and CARDIFF, with Goods and Passengers, every Monday, calling at MILFORD, returning from NEWPORT every Wednesday and rom every Thursday until further notice. Fares: — Cabin, 17S. gd Deck, 7s. Cabin Return Ticket available lor one month, ,1 7s. For particulars gee small Bills. AfrEyTS. Cardiff—Mr E, C. DOWKING, Shipbroker, Bute Docks; Newport—Mr, JAMES MADDOCKS. û05;J Cork— CITY pB CQRX MJt41¡( PACKET COMPANY, LIINI,BD, I UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF MR. C. FULMAN, MERTHYR. Entertaiment to-night (Friday, October 10th), and to-morrow night (Saturday, October 11th). THE ALL E~GT H A N I A N S VOCALISTS AND SWISS BELL-RINGERS, WILL make a Return Visit to MERTIIYR on FRIDAY and SATURDAY. OCTOBER 10th and 11th, 1873, at tha TV DRILL HALL at DOWLAIS on the 13th ABERDARE, the 14th and 15th. Prices of Admission, 2s., Is., and 6d. Doors to open at Half-past Seven to commence at Eight o'clock. 6074 BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. A PUBLIC MEETING In connection with tls Society 1\11 be held at ZOAR CHAPEL, MERTHYR, (Kindly lent for the occasion), ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1873. HUCIR/S. OX^-A.'W" SHAY Will preside. ivi: IEZ s FAWCETT, Wife of Professor FAWCETF, M P., MISS LILIAS S. ASHWOKTH, Of Bu.th, and others will take part in the proceedings. ADMISSION FREE. Doors to be open at 7.30; Ch" to be taken at 8 o'clock. 6079 SINGER'S SEWING- MACHINES. NEW BRANCH OFFICE FOR MERTHYR TYDFIL. THE SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 103, OXFORD STRLOfGT, S\V ANSEA, RESPECTFULLY intimate that, considering the importance of the town of Merthyr Tydfil as a centre of trade, and the large and rapidly increasing demand for "Singer's Machines" in the district they have OPENED A BRANCH OF THEIR OWN under the management of Mr LUKE OWEN, at No. 1, VICTORIA STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL, for the sale of their popular Machines, together with every requisite for their proper use. Mr LUKE OWEN pur- poses waiting upon all interested in Sowing Machines forthwith. Intending purchasers will therefore do well to see him personally before settling the puzzling question, \V hat Machine shall I buy?" All communications will receive prompt attention, addressed to THE SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, No. 1, VICTORfA STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. Instructions on the Machine, together with Price Lisfs and Samples of Work Free of Charge. 6020 TYDFIL SCHOOL, MKRTHYLL (Recently conducted by Mr. E. Williams, M.A. deceased). MR. J. J. COPLAND, M.A., RESPECTFULLY announces that he has suc- R ceeded as Principal of the above well-known School, so successfully carried on for many years by the late Mr E. Williams, M.A. The long experience Mr COPLAND has obtained in Bath and elsewhere in important Classical and Com- mercial Schools, and the recommendations with which he is favoured, induce him to believe that in conducting the Tydfil School his experience and undivided atten- tion will ensure him the support and patronage of Heads of Families and Guardians. Mr COPLAND has successfully prepared Put ILS for Matriculation in the London and other L niversities, for Professional and other Examinations, and the expert- ence he has had enables him to ensure for every fupu placed under his care a sound Classical and Com.merclal Education, fitting the career in life intended in each case.. O I I The Domestic arrangements of the heboot aie under the supervision of Mrs COPLAND. Lonroers enjoy the most liberal treatment, and every care is exercised to provide all the comforts of Home. I.. The School was Re-opaned on Monday, ,j.jptein.'cr 22nd, 1873. )0 Terms, Prospectuses, &c., on application. I,( PUBLIC NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, that I will not hold myself responsible for any Debt that my wife, ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, now residing at the Neptune Inn, Dowlais, may contract in my name, as she is not authorized to obtain any goods on my credit. DAVID WILLIAMS, Keeper. No. 50, Branch End, near Middlesborough, October 10th, 1873. 6081 LLETTY SHENKIN COLLIERY. TO SINKERS. rflHE Company solicit TENDERS for sinking their I N ew Pit to the Lower Seams. Specification may be seen by applying to the Manager, Mr L. LLEWELLYN, at the C(..llic. who will receive Tenders in writing up to the 22nd inst., but the lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Colliery Office, 4th Oct., 1873. 6082 THE ABERTHAW LIME & CEMENT Co., NEWPORT, MON., ARE prepared to supply Best Abertbaw (Blue Lias) Lump and Ground Lime. Best Cement and P' '.ster of Paris in any quantities. WORKS-NEWPORT, MON. H^VD OFFICE 3, GLOUCESTER CHAMBERS, p- SWANSEA. 6011 "FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE.Seo Deuteronomy, chap. xii., verse 23. CLARKE'S WORLD FAMED BLOOD MIXTURE. Trade Mark,—"Blood Mixture." THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIEB IiESIOREP SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Blotches, Ulcerated S:>re Leg's, Old Sores, Glandular Swellings, Cancerous Ulcers, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Boils, Curur-icles, P.igwornis, Scald Heads, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch, Set- tS, Diicolourations of the Skin, Humours and Diseases of the Skin of whatever aame or nature, are i;tcrally carried out of the system in a short lime by the use of this world-famed Medicine. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS FP tM ALL PARTS. IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL. Cleanse the _L V.tiated blood whenever you ti id its hnonriti es bu-sting through the skin in pupplc- e lptions, or sores cleanse it whea you f .d it obsi v:ted and sluggish in the veins cleanse it when it is foul, pod your feelings will tell you when. Keep the blü.Jd pure, and the health of the system will follow. As this mixture is pleasant to the taste, nml war- ranted free from anything injurious to the most deli- cate constitution of either sex, the Proprietor solicits sufferers to give it a trial to test its valne. CLARKE'S WORLD-FAMED BLOOD MIX- C TURE is sold in Bottles. 2s 3d each, and in eases, containing six times the quantity, lis caeh-suflicient to etrect a permanent eure in the great majority of long- standing cases.—BY ALL CHEMISTS and P VTENT MEDI- CINE VENDORS throughout the United Kingdom and the world, or sent to any address on receipt of 27 or 132 stamps, by the Proprietor, F. J. CLARKE, Chemist, Apothecaries lTa", Lincoln- Wholesale: All Patent Medicine Houses. 0037 LONDON DEPOT: 150, OXFORD STREET. LOCAL AGENTS Mr L. P. Jones, Ebbw Vale. Mr W. J. While, 128, High street, Merthyr. ELECTRICITY IS-IM PULVERMACHER'S Improved Patent GAL- Jt- VANIC CHAIN BANDS, BELTS, BATTERIES and ACCESSORIES, from 2s. and upwards. Reliable evidence in proof of the unrivalled etlicacy of these appliances in Rheumatism, Gout, Neuralgia, Deafness, Head and Tooth Ache, Paralysis, Liver Com- plaints, Cramps, Spasms, Nervous Debility, Functional Disorders, &c., is given in the pamphlet, "Nature's Chief Restorer of Impaired Vital Energy," post free price Gd or Medieal Electricity its Use and Abuse post free for three stamps. Apply at PULVERMACHER'S Galvanic Establishment, 194, Regent Street, London, W. or at Mr. Joy's, or Mr. Hayman's, Agents for Ncath, where Pamphlet and full Price List can be obtained, post free. GOSS CONSUMPTION AND SCROFULA. TO Avoid and Cure them, address, enclosing seven stamps, to JOSH. D. PHILLIPS, [6014 5, LOVELL's-COURT, PATERNOSTER ROW, Lojvjon, E.C BIL L P O S TIN G IN MERTHYR. CHRISTOPHER PULMAN, BILL-POSTER & TOWN C CRIER, 17, Victoria-street, Merthyr, undertakes Bill-posting and Distributing throughout the town and neighbourhood. (;0o0 All Orders by Post or otherwise carefully attended to. TO THE NERVOUS AND DEBILITATED. Just published for two stamps. HOW TO ENSURE HEALTH. By Dr. BARNES, M.D. (U.S.) A TREATISE on the LAWS GOVERNING LIFE, and the CAUSES, Sl AiPTOMS, and TREAT- MENT of all Diseases depending on Exhaustion of Nervous Vitality, such as Nervous Debility, Mental and Physical De- pression, Palpitation of the Heart, Noises ia the Head and Ears, Indecision, Impaired Sight and Memory, Indigestion, Prostration, Lassitude, Depression of Spirits, Loss of Energy and Appetite, Pains in the Back and Limbs, Timidity, Self- Distrust, Dizziness, Love of Solitude, Groundless Fears, and many other ailments which, if neglected, bring the sufferers to an early Death. Together with Hints on Chronic Rheuma- tism, Gout, Neuralgia, Epilepsy. Hysteria, and all diseases of the nervous and alimentary system. The Appendix to this valuable work contains many useful PRESCRIPTIONS for the alleviation of suffering and the cure of minor disorders, with full instructions for their prepara- tion and use. Contains also some friendly advice on Hygiene, or the WAY TO PRESERVE HEALTH. Illustrated by numerous testimonials from grateful patients who have been restored to health through the author's instru- mentality. Sent post free for 2 stamps or by letter post 3 stamps. SST Address, Dr. J. A. BARNES, 48, Lonsdale-square Barns- bury, London, N, 6059 I | ECONOMY OF FUEL. T^HE "GALLOWAY" CONICAL TUBES are J. now being extensively introduced into existing1 Boilers, and elTeet a sa ng of from 15 to 25 per cent—For £ v« T l)nnieillar8, apply to W. and J- GALLOWAY and Manchester:"00™ ° er Makers> Knot Mi" Ironworks, stren^n if'000 ?■ theRe lbes *ow use; they strengthen the flues and improve the water circulation. TO STEAM BOILER USERS. SAVE 20 PER CENT. OF FUEL by fixin" "GAJJLOWAY TUBES in BOILER FLUES" Extracts from letters received. J.ROM TFDM.UIFD CI-TTEH WORTH and SoNs, Saddle worth.— "iiiee the aiteration, the production of steam in the same oodcr has not ouly been larger, but much more ree1 oar, and we can safely nay v-ith at least 20 per cent less fuel." From RonT. OXTORY and SON, Iltill. The saving in coal o us in pretty near one third. We shall have great pleasure in 'ecommending them to others." From the SAMPSON MANTFACTOBT, St. Pe.crsburgh.—" We have mca*; ed the quantity of water carefu 'y, and made three n.i :• and t ie result iH, that the bo"er is one third more powerful than it was before putting in the Galloway Tubes." Further information can be obtained by application to W. and J. GALLOW A\ and SONS, Eng leers, MAXCHE.STEB. 6080 HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. WANTED—A HOUSEKEEPER in a Branch f'jstiiblishment, where no other servant is kept. Apply to Mr WM. HARRJS, 144, High-street, Merthyr Tydti'. 6087 TUITION. WANTED A Gentleman to attend daily one mile out of Merthyr, to give Latin lessons to chil- .)ren -Af.ply, by letter, to A.G., Telegraph Office, Merthyr. 6088 TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. WANTED—A respectable youth an AP- PRENTICE to the General Drapery business. -Apply to Mr E. MEI^DITH, Waterloo House, Mer- thyr Tydfil. 60g9 VIENNA EXHIBITION. HIGHEST MEDAL AWARDED i. -fL TO MESSRS. A, B. FLEMING & Co., MANUFACTURERS OF THE VECrETABJ1] MACHINERY OIL. 3s 6d. per Gallon. REFINERIES NEAR EDINBURGH. Contractors to H.M. Gove, iment. East and West Inf "a Docks, and the principal Shipbuilders r kd Eng' (eers i the kingdom. 6086
MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Mountain JL1 Ash Local Board invite, and are prepared to ac- cept, TENDERS for Forming, Paving, Curbing, and Channelling so much of that part of Darran-road within their distiict as is shown on the plan prepared by the Surveyor and approved by the said Board. The plan and specification may be seen, and form of tender obtained, at the office of the said Local Board in the Workman's Hall, Mountain Ash, on any Mon- day, Thursday, or Saturday. Sealed Tenders, endorsed" Tenders for improving Darran-road," to be sent to me at or before One o'clock on Monday, the 3rd day of November, 1873. The Board do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. By order, W > H P LINTON, Clerk to the Board. Workman s Hail, Mountain i sh, October 6th, 1873. 6083
MERTHYR TYDFIL. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT TWELVE LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSES and PREMISES, situate in GEORGE TOWN in the occupation of Mrs Vickery, William Clark, John Edwards, and others, held for an unexpired term of lease 30 years. Ground rent f5 lis Ipd. Also one Leasehold DWELLING-HOUSE and PREMISES, situate at CAEDPAW, in the occupation of Mrs Jenkins, held for an unexpired term of lease 52 years. Ground rent fl 4s 2d. Further particulars may be obtained of Mr JOHN BEVAN, 10, Nantygwenith-street, Merthyr Tydfil or of Mr EDWARD DAVID, Llandaff. 6084
COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN. THE LICENSING ACT, 1872. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Licensing Committee of the County of Glamorgan will meet by adjourment at the BOARD ROOM, MERTHYR TYDFIL, on THURSDAY, the Twenty-third day of OCTO. BER, 1873, at noon, when and where all persons applying for confirmation of their respective Licenses are required to attend personally, or by their Attornies. GENERAL RULES. 'That persons applying for confirmation of NewLicenses shall send to the Clerk of the Peace seven days before the meeting of the Committee, full particulars of the size, position, and also a plan of the house and premises for which a license is sought, as well as the number of public-houses or beer-houses in the parish, or hamlet in which the house proposed to be licensed is situate' the population of the parish, and the distance of such house from existing licensed houses and also any other particulars the Committee may, from time to time, direct the Clerk to require." By order, THO. DALTON, Clerk of the Peace. Cardiff, 3rl October, 1873. 6085
THE WANT OF THE AGE SUPPLIED. HOW often do we hear the remark, I don't *-JL feel wel and how many persons pass the whole of their lives in that unpleasant condition ? WHAT IS THE REASON ? Simply this: The stomach is allowed to get out of order and the whole system is consequently deranged. Medical advice is frequently postponed till a serious illness supervenes and if the health is restored, it is often after much suffering and always with the unpleasant addition of A DOCTOR'S BILL. How is this to be Prevented.' The experience of nearly half a century has proved that in KAYE'S WORSDELL'S PILLS may be obtained a safe and efficient remedy for ALL DISEASES, that taken In time, they will prevent, and by their use in variably cure, all complaints. They are cheap, accessible to* all and from then- vegetable composition, they PURIFY THE BLOOD by an easy and expeditious process. To heads of familis hey are invaluable, as, where they are used, NO OTHER MEDICINE IS REQUIRED Prepared solely by JOHN KATE, Esq., of Prospect Hall Woodford, Essex. Sold by all Medicine Vendors at Is lid is, 9d., and 4s. 9d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread street London. 60^" MB. DAVID EVANS'S NOTICE, Sale this afternoon and evening, (Friday, Oct. 10th). Imp tant Sale of Fine Art Engravings, <0c. MR. DA Y I D E Y A N S Has received instructions from Messrs. B. BROOKS and Sons, the eminent and old established Publishers of London and Oxford, to SELL BY AUCTION, ON FRIDAY (this day), the 10th inst., at the Bush As- sembly Room, Merthyr, a most brilliant assort- ment of Artists' Proof ENGRAVINGS, AQUAGRAPHS, CHROMOTYPES, OLEOGRAPHS, &c., by the most esteemed Artists. Full particulars may be had in the Catalogues, which may be obtained of the Auctioneer. 46, Thomas-street, Merthyr, Oct. 2nd, 1873. 6075
MERTHYR TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that there is now FOR SALE upon the Farm of the Board, at Troed- yrhiw, the following growing Crops in prime condition, viz ITALIAN RYE GRASS, CABBAGES, PEAS, TURNIPS, ONIONS, AND PARSLEY. William MacDonald will show the crops, and state the prices. Mr Havard, Board of Health Offijes, Merthyr, or Mr Sharp, Post Office, Troedyrhiw, will issue orders for delivery, on receipt of Cash. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Clerk to the Board. Merthyr Tydfil, July 9th, 1873. 5917
MERTHYR TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. TO PRINTERS AND STATIONERS. THE BOARD hereby invite TENDERS for the JL supply of the necessary Books, Stationery, Print- ing, &c., for one year, from October 21st, 1873. Forms of Tender may be had at the Offiice of the Surveyor to the Board, 71, High-street, Merthyr. Sealed Tenders, endorsed "Tender for Printing, &c. to be left at the Office of the Board, 71, HiglT-street, Merthyr, on or before Tuesday, the 14th instant. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Clerk to the Board. Merthyr Tydfil, 2nd October, 1873. 6067 MERTHYR TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. TO BLACKSMITHS. THE BOARD hereby invite TENDERS for the JL supply of Smith's Work for Merthyr, and also for Dowlais, for one year from the 21st October, 1873. Specifications and forms of Tendeiunay be had at the Office of the Surveyor to the Board] 71, High-street, Merthyr. Sealed Tenders, endorsed Tender fer Smith's Work for Merthyr, or Dowlais," as the case may be, to be left at the Office of the Board, 71, High-street, Merthyr, on or before Tuesday, the 14th instant. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Clerk to the Board. Merthyr Tydfil, 2nd October, 1873, 6068 MERTHYR TYDFIL LOOA L BOARD OF HEALTH. TO HAULIERS. THE BOARD hereby invite TENDERS for the JL Haulage of Stones and other Materials, and for Street Watering, for the sub-district of Merthyr, and also for the sub district of Dowlais, for one year from the 21st October, 1873. Specifications and forms of Tender may be had at the Office of the Board, 71, High-street, Merthyr, on or before Tuesday, the 14th instant. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. THOMAS WILLIAMS, Clerk to the Board. Merthyr Tydfil, October 2nd, 1873. 6060 REMOVAL OF OFFICES. MESSRS. PEARCE AND SHAPTON BEG to inform their friends and the public that they have Removed their Offices to PONTYCAPEL BREWERY, near Merthyr. A U orders aud communications addressed there will have prompt attention. 6016 NOTIOE OF REMOVAL. T J iTI VIES, Late of the Temple Bar Tavern, RESPECTFULLY thanks his Friends and the I Public for the liberal patronage accorded him whilst at the Temple Bar Tavern. He now desires to intimate that he has just Removed to the VOLUNTEER INN, HIGH STREET, MERTHYH; Where he hopes to receive a continuauce of public support. Patrons will find every attention paid to secure their enjoyment, and the quality of all Refresh- ments, whether Ales, Wines, or Spirits, will always be found unsurpassed in the District. 6064 ESTABLISHED FOURTEEN YEARS. DOWLAIS COAL. VALE OF NEATH STATION MERTHYR, BRANCH YARDS: NEAR GOAT MILLS AND IVOR WORKS, DowT VIS. JOHN MORGAN, COAL MERCHANT AND CONTRACTOR, returns his warmest thanks to his numerous friends and customers for their most cordial support and patronage, and trusts that by his promptness and attention to the coal trade, he will secure the same amount of success he has hitherto enjoyed. If you want good coal for steam and domestic pur- poses get the Dowlais Celebrated llhas Las Coal. If you don't want your children and carpets burnt, get the Dowlais Coal, for it will not sparkle along the floor. If you want durable smokeless coal, get the Dowlais Coal, the best ever offered for sale in the district; Ask for Dowlais Coal, and see that you get it, for there are inferior coals sold in the town and neighbour- hood. Orders may be left at 59, Tramroad Terrace, Merthyr, or at the various Yards. TERMS CASH MONTHLY. 6070 pUfiNITURE U Warranted, packed and delivered CARRIAGE FREE ) ) to any Railway Station in the Kingdom. R COX & CO.'S CATALOGUE, Post Freo. N Four-Roomed House furnished for £ io o 0 Single Parlour, ditto 5 0 0 Drawing Room complete in Italian Walnut 18 5 0 I Dining Room, of Mahogany 15 0 0 Bed Room (10 Articles) 212 0 A single article of Furniture at equally low prices. TThe advantages of COX & CO.'S system of business gives the purchaser U GOODS OF THE BUST WORKMANSHIP AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. RAD orders executed direct from the workshop so K that intermediate profits are avoided. p COX & C O •1 FINSBURY SQUARE BUILDINGS CHISWELL STREET, LONDON. 5973 POPLAR COTTAGE, MERTHYR, TO LET. TO LET (with possession on the 31st October next), the above Detached Private House, situate-near Jackson's Bridge. It contains four bed-rooms, four rooms on the ground floor, and kitchen underneath. There is adjoining a large enclosed garden, with a ware- house and stable, and it is in every respect a most desirable residence for a respectable private family. Apply to Mr H. Griffiths, senior, butcher, Victoria- Street, Merthyr Tydfil. 5060 PROVINCIAL INSURANCE COMPANY. WREXHAM AND LONDON. ESTABLISHED 1852. CAPITAL £200,000. THE LIFE ASSURANCE FUND At 31st December, 1862, was JE5I.298 Do. do. 1867, „ JBH6,364 Do. do. 1872, £177,302 FIRE INSURANCES Effected at moderate rates of premium. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD :— THOMAS BARNES, ESQ., Of the Quinta, Salop, and Farnworth, Lancashire. ROBERT WILLIAMS, I" Secretary. Applications for Agencies to he made to the Secretary, or to Mr• Evan JDavies, Hesident Secretary, South Wales Branch, 65, St. Mary-street, Cardiff,
A PLEA FOR THE BEASTS THAT PERISH. THE ordinary and too common cruelties, as well as the more appalling atrocities, prac- tised upon our humbler fellow-creatures, are an outrago upon humanity and a scandal to the times. Notwithstanding the praise- worthy efforts of Christian men and women, despite tho vigilance of paid officers, and in defiance of the police authorities, shocking barbarities constantly occur, to tho disgust of the public, every now and then stung into a fever of indignation against brutish scoundrels convicted of cruelty to animals. It is sad to think that this spasmodic vlitue is not more generally utilized upon economic, not to mention higher grounds, in the in- terests of the beasts that perish. The old and absurd notion that what is everybody's business is nobody's business, operates to render nugatory many attempts to protect horses, cattle, and other animals from injury and pain. This thoughtless apathy, how- ever, is by no means creditable to those who evince so little feeling as to withdraw f"om the championship of a maltreated creature, simply because intervention involves loss of time and occasions trouble. It ought not to be forgotten that we hold our flocks and herds in trust, and that a just consideration for animate beings is one of tho primary obligations imposed upon mankind. It is a duty which cannot be neglected with im- punity, and is of paramount importance, not only upon moral grounds, but as a measure of sanitary police. Principle and expedi- ency alike suggest the display of a compas- sionate regard for the humbler ministers to our wants and comforts, and however much their claims may be derided by savage- minded men, imbued with a contempt for what they look upon as weak sentimentalism, the justice of their cause will assert itself, and tho validity of their right to protection be made apparent. It is scandalous to think how much misery is inflicted upon cattle by the reckless conduct of those to whom they are entrusted. Dealt with as chattels, desti- tute of feeling, thoy are subjected to incre- dible torture on their way from the pasture- grounds to the slaughter-house. They are kicked, goaded, cudgelled, and forced into trucks without water or food. Sometimes kept for hours on the outskirts of a railway station, or, as in the case ef Meithyr, in the centre of the town itself, their groans and lamentations disturb the day, and make night hideous. This protest against inhu- manity ought to have an eloquence more potent than appeals in the press, and more efficacious than the mandatory action of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But the bellowings andbleatings of the poor creatures are listened to as a matter of course. People are foolish enough to think—or rather to come to the conclusion without thinking at all—that the torments to which cattle are doomed are not emong preventible wrongs. They shake their heads now and then, and express pity for the brutes, as with foaming mouths, and wild eye, and jaded form, and j weary feet, thoy stumble from the trucks to the slaughter- house. But they do very little else, and fail to realize the moral responsibility wb'ch rests on every indivinual to know the sogis of his influence over the victims of barbarity. It was said by Sterne that oiphans, in their helplessness, were peculiarly God's children. In a similar sense we should regard the lower animals as the special objects of ov; care. The police of the animate world is committed to mankind, and its cause is the cause of humanity. Yet such is the force of custom that many craelties are practised in quite a conventional way. Trke the cr1^ for instance. Can anyone doubt that the general impression among our street boys is that the animal is endowed with a tail for the simple purpose that it may be twisted ? The dealers, also, are evidently of opinion that it is an appendage provided for the express object of enabling theni to lift it into or out of a cart. Housewives, too, who are greatly to blame in this matter, must have white veal, and therefore the calf is gradually bled to death, its sufferings in- tentionally prolonged, and the poor beast, hung up-head downwards—in slaughter- houses, is made to suffer excruciable agony in order to secure a fancied advantage. In- deed, oxen, sheep, pigs, and poultry all suffer far too much at the hands of purvey- ors, and it would almost seem that feelings of humanity had been eradicated from the hearts of a large proportion of people whose vocation it is to "kill for the market." We believe, however, that there is as little justification for neglect of humane precau- tions in the slaughter-house, or in the F^ing and plucking of poultry, as there is to be found for a systematic violation of kindly instincts in the transit of the animals by rail or road. There are also other crying evils, of an analogous description, which require to be abated. Horses suffer far more than they ought when at work, and" man's noblest conquest" is abused in a way which reflects lasting disgrace upon the conquerer. This is especially the case in mining and ironmaking districts, where the eyes of the general public and police are wanting as in- ducements to kindness or checks to cruelty. The hauliers too frequently deal with the animals in their charge very much as they do with the coal and iron. They are callous and indifferent to suffering, and where but little concern is felt for the risk incurred by human beings, none at all is exhibited for the poor brutes doomed to drudgery of the hardest kind. We fear that much of the evil is due to neglect in early life. Lads, especially, are prone to treat the lower animals with cruelty. The habit begins at school Flies, spiders, frogs, birds, dogs, cats, all come in for their share of misery at the hands of predatory urchins, and even on Sunday, scenes are to be witnessed in Mer- thyr and the surrounding districts, which suggest that the teachers in the Sabbath schools might appropriately apply and en- forceJhe precepts of humanity, with parti- cular reference to the great wrongs wantonly inflicted upon harmless and inoffensive creatures. Children should be taught that loving their neighbours means not only kindness to them, but abstention from stoning their dogs, hunting their cats, tormenting their cattle, and riding their horses to death. Indeed, cruelty in all its hideous forms should be emphatically con- demned, and the claims of the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and all ? timate things to gentle treatment insisted upon with persistent zeal and growing earnestness. It is also to bo hoped that m connection with this pal ticular form of socif evil—at which wo can only glance within the compass of an ordinary newspaper article—the police authorities and other officials will exercise increased vigilance. The public owe it to themselves no less than to the poor creatures, whose mute appeals for protection f"om needless anguish and suffering touch their he- rts, to aid and assist in putting an offeccial stop to the merciless treatment which we desire to expose and condemn. In London, the other day, up- wards of eighty drovers and slaughter-men were convicted and fined for cruelty to animals, and a few examples in our own neighbourhood might bo made with general advantage, Wo plead for those who cannot mrmtain their own cause, and we ask all men and women, with holy compassion in their hearts, to avow themselves the pro- tectors of the creatures whose subjugation is at once a source of comfort and responsi- bility to mankind. It should be impossible, in a Christian land, for the beasts that perish to offer their mute reproaches against us on the ground of flagrant inhumanity.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE ALLEGHANIAN BELL RINGERS AND VOCALISTS are announced at the Dilll Hall this evening and to- morrow evening. It is one of the most attractive and skilled entertainments with which we are visited, and we hope that they will have crowded audiences. RE-VALUATION OF PROPERTY.—Tradesmen and cottage proprietors have been placed under an obligation to Dr James for bringing before the Hoard of Guardians the question of are-valuation of property for assessment pur- poses. Our coal proprietors and iron masters, obtaining as they have during the last twelvemonth such enormous prices, have scarcely contributed their fair quota to local rates, whereas cottage owners have been over- burdened. We hope this movement will end in adjust- ing in a fairer degree the burden to the back, and that the time is not far off when royalties also, like other property, will be assessed to local rates. P-ENrDARBEN Ciiuitoii. The Merthyr District Choral Associotion of Wehlt Choirs held a festival at the above church on Thuisday, October 2nd. The choirs con- nected with the festival were Dowlais, Penydarren, Tydfil's Well, and Cytai thfa. Special interest was at- tached to the service from the fact that it was the first time the Association held a "festival" at the above church. It was also known that among the choristers there were several solo singers of conspicuous ability in South Wales, such as Mrs Helleman (late Miss Forey), Mr D. W. Willinms, J. L. Davies, J. Williams, and S. Edwards. The festival commenced at 7 p.m., by which time the church was filled to overflowing. Mr C. D. Lewis (Cerddor Gwalia) conducted, the ser- vice being intoned by the rector of Dowlais (the Rev. J. Jones). Mrs Kirkhouse presided at the harmonium. Among the clergy present were the Revs E. T. Jones, Dowlais; W. Davies, Penydarren; H. Kirkhouse, Cyfarthfa — Lewis, Tydfil's Well; — Thomas, Mer- thyr and C. Jones, Cyfarthfa. The processional hymn was sung by a very powerful surpliced choir of well- trained voices, aided by the clergy. Nothing more true could be said of the execution of the processional hymn than that it commanded approval. The first lesson was read by the Rev Mr Thomas, Merthyr. The Magnificat" was sung to a single chant in F, by Hayes; the singing was admirably rendered. The second lesson was also read by Mr Thomas, Merthyr. The" Nunc Dimittis" was chanted to a single chant in A. This canticle was also sung with marked pre- cision and fine expression indeed the psalms and canti- cles were so well sung. that to dwell upon every note- worthy detail would be to go through the musical ser- vice line by line. The anthem was a Welsh composition from the pen of Owain Alaw." Previous to the ser- mon a fine tune was sung called Dymuniad it was sung with much pathos. The Rev H. Kirkhouse, M. A., preached an excellent sermon from the words in Genesis ix, 13. After the sermon the hymn Dyma Geidwad" was sung to "Vesper;" and the hymn Dan dy fendith was sung to a fine Welsh tune in G major. Then came the Hallelujah Chorus," by Han- del, which was rendered in a very masterly style, and which wound up the festival. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE.—A public meeting, which we are sure will prove interesting and instructive, on this subject, is announced to take place at Zoar Chapel on Tuesday evening next. A singular feature in the pro- ceedings is that it will be addressed by three ladies of great literary distinction, and who can express them- selves with elegance, fluency, and power. These ladies are Mrs Crawshay, Mrs Professor Fawcett, and Miss Ashworth, of Bath. Some may think with us that the franchise is already too far extended and if these ladies could devise some method by which political power could be withdrawn from men careless of their social and domestic duties—ignorant and dissipated—and transferred to intelligent females, they would contribute a boon to the community. We fear, however, that the day is far distant when women generally will demand or appreciate political power, but should that day ar- rive, it will certainly not bring with it much additional personal happiness, nor much substantial advantage to the general community. If women, among many in our humbler classes, would but make their homes clean, comfortable, and happy, we might well excuse them from being burdened with political responsibilities. -r
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ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. ADDRESSED TO THE EDITOR. The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of his Correspondents. THE BOARD OF HEALTH ACCOUNTS. SIR,- Y ou were kind enough to publish the short analysis I made last year of the Abstract of Accounts of the Board of Health for the year ending March 25th, 1872. I slip'l be ob'vged by your extending to me the same favour this year. I will confine myseH to the ordinary income and expenditure of the Board. The income for the year Gndug March 25th, 1873, was as follows :— £ s. d. Balance in Treasurer's hands 242 16 11 Three District Rates—Is, 1 < 3d, nd Is in the £ 16861 11 1 Four Water Rents 5421 11 2 Rents of Houses, Reservoir, & Cw.nFarm 182 16 3 Sale of Produce at Ynyscadudwg Farm 296 2 8 Produce of Sewage Farm at Troedyrhi.w.. 1120 16 9 Private Improvements 80 4 7 Quarter Sessions, for repfus of County Roads 105 0 0 Sundry sm,-Il items. 16 18 2 £ 24327 17 7 EXPENDITURE. £ s. d. Scavenging and Watering 1879 15 1 Lighting Street Lamps. 1039 13 11 Carriage Roads 1458 16 11 Footpaths and Channels 316 3 0 Sewers and Gullies 284 2 3 Sewage Farm and Irrigation Works 1984 3 1 Private Improvements 24 2 11 Salaries and Commission 1604 5 3 Rents 539 17 3 Rates and Taxes 687 2 10 I ncome and Property Tax 122 4 11 Printing, Advertising, and Stationery 133 8 11 Hospitals. 1679 7 6 Contagious Diseases Preventive and Re- medial Work 138 2 7 Town Hall Site 39 10 1 Waterworks 1745 13 0 Miscellaneous 466 14 11 Principal and Interest rep¡>;d 8925 8 9 B23068 13 2 Deducting the amount paid for principal and interest, the ordinary expenditure for the year stands at £ 14,143 4s 5d, being an increase of JE275 16s 3d over that of ,the previous year. The principal items of increase are the hospitals and water works. ES.813 12s lOd was expended on the Sewage Irriga- tion Permanent Works, and the balance on loan and capital account is £ 131,S67 7s 8d. October 6th, 1873. AN ACCOUNTANT. c:==
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MERTHYR BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The weekly meeting of this Board was held on Satur- day, Mr Bedlington Kirkhouse in the chair. OAK •6 f?as^er reported 223 inmates as compared with J40 in the corresponding week of last year. He also reported that not one of the 35 applicants for relief on Saturday last had entered the house as invited. BTS-V/ T UATION OF PROPERTY. Dr James gave notice that on that day fortnight he would call the attention of the board to the increased value of certain kinds of property in the union, with a view of moving for a fresh valuation of property in different parishes of the union. His reason for this step was in consequence of the great advance in the price of coal during the past eighteen months. They were all aware that coal had advanced something like 150 per cent.—from, in fact, 8s to 20s and 24s, and in some cases 30s per ton. Under these circumstances it struck him that, certain other properties being com- pelled to pay so much heavier to the rates, it was high time to make a move in the direction he now pointed. (Hear, hear.) There was a great deal of grumbling just now on the matter, both at Merthyr and Aberdare? He was not posted with statistics on varions points, or as to the amount of royalty paid on coal; but in order to facilitate the motion, he would ask the clerk to supply him by next week with information as to the amount of money paid on coal in the three parishes of Merthyr Aberdare, and Gellygaer. Mr Hopkin Rhys suggested a more simple and effective return, which should include all descriptions of property, distinguishing railways, house property, iron- works, collieries, land, canals, &c. Dr James said he had no objection to these being included. Dr Price: Would you not also include" royalties," Mr Rhys ? Mr Rhys suggested that they had nothing to do with royalties. ELECTION OF PAY CLERK. There were six candidates for the office of pay clerk. Mr Morgan Thomas, deputy-registrar of births, &c., at Cardiff, whose testimonials were excellent, was ap- pointed to the office, upon the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Rhys. The successful candidate nominated as his sureties Mr John Morrish, farmer, St. Nicholas, and Mr Thomas Greene, farmer of Argoed. RURAL SANITARY BOARD. The meeting of this board was held in the committee- room at twelve o'clock, Mr John Rees presiding. The Chairman, according to notice of motion, pro- posed that this board should apply for all the powers tf a rural sanitary board (according to a specified section of the Act) with respect only to Gellygaer. He said that this proposal received the unanimous assent of the parochial committee. The application of certain powers was peculiarly necessary to Gellygaer, which has been, and was still, a rapidly increasing place as regarded population, so that within the last few years dwellings had been necessarily erected, but unfortunately there had been no authoritative voice as to certain matters of detail in the mode of construction, calculated to contri. bute to the health of the inhabitants. He found upon reference to the supplementary list of the valuation list that in the year 187J there was 58 new houses erected, last year there were 31, and the preceding year no less than 70 and this year there would be a larger number still, and the erection of new dwellings was not con- fined to one part of the parish alone, but all parts. But as yet there had been no authority to regulate the erec- tion and design of these buildings, as might be wit- nessed any day by the marks of carelessness to be seen not only with respect to buildings, but arrangement of streets. They had only to consult the able report furnished recently by Dr. Redwood to discover the number of houses thrown up during the past year or two, that should never have been sanctioned. Happily, however, there were other instances where hygienic considerations had been regarded. He learnt from the clerk that the clause -under which he now proposed to take action- enabled them to apply for all the powers of an urban sanitary authority, but they thought it better simply to seek for those powers that were imme. diately and absolutely necessary—foremost amongst- these being power in regard to the regulation of new buildings. Then, with respect to public lamps. They had already gas-works in the parish, and if powers were secured, they might erect a few lamps, should the paro. chial committee think it desirable. In conclusion he proposed that application be made by this board to the Local Government Board for an order, under the first section of the Public Health Act, 1872, investing this Board with further authority, applicable only to the parish of Gellygaer, which he might intimate would also include the numbering of houses, naming of streets, and forming of bye-laws. Mr Jenkin Matthews, in seconding the proposal, en- dorsed every sentiment expressed by the chairman. It was a sad misfortune that some authority had not been secured years ago. There was great necessity for it now, where there was every probability of an immense increase in the number of buildings. The chairman had in no way exaggerated the state of things. Mr Jenkin Rhys supported the motion, which was carried unanimously. Mr D. E. Williams withdrew his notice, specifying the application of these additional powers to other outfyinc districts, expressing, however, an intention to bring it forward at some future time. THE FEVER AT TIR PHIL. The Medical officer's report was read, from which it appeared that between the 1st of July to the 30th September, there had been 22 cases of enteric fever and four deaths from that disease at Tir Phil. The same certain cause, "filth," was attributed to the outbreak of this disease.
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MERTHYR POLICE COURT. MONDAY, SEPT. 29th.-(BeJQre the Rev. J. Griffith, and E. Dalies and J. Probert, Esqrs.) A DOUBTFUL TRANSACTION.—Mary Willie, married, a rather respectable-looking woman, surrendered to her bail charged with having stolen 3 lbs. weight of bacon, valued at Is 10d, the property of Mr Llewelyn Jenkins, grocer, Caepantywill.—Mr D. R. Lewis, (Smith, Lewis and Jones) appeared for the defence.—Mr Jenkins stated that on the 27th ult., the prisoner came to his shop and askedtto be showed a bone of bacon." He showed her the one in question, which she objected to rs being too fat. He then shewed her another which she declined to buy upon the same grouds. Ultimately she bought a pound of butter, for which she paid him Is 2M, after which she left the shop. Shortly after her ex:t he missed the bacon and gave information to the police.-In answer to Mr Lewis, witness stated he WPS positive that the money for the butter was all that he had received from the prisoner. He saw no girl with the latter, wh:le in his sbop.-P.C. Evans proved arrest- ing the prisoner, and telling her that she was charged with steallng some bacon from the shop of Mr Jenkins, in answer to which she said there it is on the table. I cairied it back to the shop, but he (prosecutor) was gone after a policeman, and there was no one to take it in"—By Mr Lewis: There were some groceries on the table" ith the bacon. The bacon was in no way con- cealed.—Mr Lewis in addressing the Bench contended that the prosecutor had in the hurry of business for. gotten that Mrs Woolley had paid him for the bacon. The fact was that she had done so, and had given her purchase to a liftle girl, who acted as nurse for her to take home. His client, rs their Worships might see, was far too respectable a person to indulge in petty pill fering of the kind attributed to her. Mr Lewis then called the prisoner's nurse, but the Bench considered her incompetent to give testimony owing to her youth and general ignorance.-A woman named Sarah Davies was next called, and proved meeting the nurse coming from the shop with the bacon upon her arm. Witness went inside and saw the prosecutor bargaining about. another piece of meat which defendant eventually de- clined to buy on the ground that it was too fat. Witness heard prisoner say that she had given 19 9d for the other piece, and had sent the little girl home with it. Mr Jenkins, who heard this seemed to acquiese in what was said.—The Bench under these circumstances ordered the prisoner to be discharged. DRUNKARBS.—Daniel Mahony, puddler, arrested by P.C. Griffiths in High-street, Penydarran, on the 27th ult, upon a charge of riotous drunkenness, was fined 10s and the costs, and committed to gaol for fourteen days with hard labour in default of payment.—John Morgan and Timothy Dwyer, labourers, taken by P.C. Jenkins in Pontstorehouse-street the same night upon a similar charge, were similarly dealt with.—James McCarthy, labourer, found drunk in Glebeland-street, by P.S. Jennings the same night, was fined 5s, and the costs, and committed to gaol for seven days with hard labour in default of payment.—Jeremiah Sullivan* cinder filler, picked up by P.C. Allison the same night in Bridge-street in a similar state, was similarly fined. -Charles James, carpenter, charged by P.C. Thomas with a similar offence in High-street the same night, was fined in a like sum.—Frederick Mason, clogger, wag upon the evinence of P.S. Olding, committed to gaol for seven days with hard labour in default of paying a, fine of 5s and the costs for similar conduct in the same street the same night.—William Powell, carpenter, proved by P.C. Jenkins to have been guilty of similar conduct in Swan-street the previous night, was similarly dealt with.—John Jones, collier, found by P.C. Thomas lying in a similar state in Picton-strect the same night, by P.S. Olding, was similarly dealt with.—Richard Workey, labourer, was charged by P.C. Thomas with a similar offonce in Swan-street the same evening. Mr Simons appeared to defend. The case lasted about an hour and-a-half, and ended by defendant being convicted in the mitigated penealty of 5s and the costs. RECEIVING STOLEN MONEY.—John Taylor, described as a gaffer at Dowlais Works, was placed in the dock charged with having feloniously received JE21, the moneys of one John Rees, he well-knowning the same to have been feloniously stolen.—Mr Lewis appeared for the defence. This was a matter arising out of a case which will be found reported in Saturday's police'news, wherein a woman named Taylor alleged to be the wife )f the present prisoner, was charged with having been