FOR SALE, ON HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS TERMS, SOME NEW AND VERY BEAUTIFUL JPIA NOFORTES Enquire at the Residence of MR. EDWARD LAW RANGE, Ti'cftffy ot Music and Organist of St. Damd's Church. ADDRESS :— 6023 2. COURTLAND TERRACE, MERTHYR. STAR AND RAILWAY INN, ABERDARE. T'TTILLIAM DANCE (late Sergeant of Police at If Merthyr), 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 & CASS ELL'S COFFEES. /^ASSELL'S ORIENTAL COFFEE consists of '-J a seWtion I)f the finest growths of East India. In the process Of roastir.ar and srrindini^ the full strength and tine aroma arc pve^erved, pendorinpr it equal to the Colioe so much prized in ORIENTAL COUNTRIES, THE PERFECTION of COFFEE. Price 2s. per lb. CI \S>ELL'S COFFEES are also supplied at Is. J Is. 2,1.. I ••• 4*1., Is. 6*i. is. sd., and Is. lOd. per lb., in Canis- ters and air-t^tit Package? from one ounce to one pound, by Ajsnrs, Gr.if*e«. (Jhcminrs, Confectioners, kc., throughout the kingdom. CASSELL'S PURE UNCOLOURED TEAS. CASSELL'S TEAS are pure and free from any facing powder or other injurious matti)r, tho Green ag well as the Black if the natural colour of the leaf, it has not therefore the bright green hue üf ordinary Green Tea", which are faced by the Chili!e with mineral powder or other colour- iag matter to give them appearance. By the use of Tuas real purity and uniform good quality are at all times ensured. CASSELL's PCHE CHCOLOUBBB TEA 2s.,2s. 4d. and 2s. 8d. per lb. C.l.S8:BLL'¡'; PCHK UNC0L01:'RBD TEA, rineet qualities, 3s., 3s. 6d. and 4. per lh. in Packets of 2 oz. to 3 lb. Sold by Agents, Grocen, Chemiutt, C01ife-:tiolter., fyc., throNgltout the kingdom. AGENCY.—To place CASWELL'S well-known TKAS AND COTTUBS within the reach of every family in the kingdom. Agents are requircd in every neighbour- hood not yet fully supplied. For terms, apply to CASSELL, SMITH, & Co 80, Fenchurch Street, London. 6019 —< —* "ANCHOR" LINE. G L A S G 0 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.) FARES: Saloon CABiS, 12, 13, 14, AND 15 GUINEAS. T x* To New-York, INTTSRX EDIATJ3, EIUUT (.LINEAS. BalU! Sxseraoe, Six GUINEAS. j more .^BEC Passengers Booked at Lowest Fares to all parts of the United States and Can8oda.. For further pa.rticllbr8 apply to HEKDEBSOIT BROTHERS, 30, Foyle-street, Londomlerry or 49, Union-street, Glasgow; or to J. MORGAN, SON, and Co., Cardiff J. T. MORGAN, 19, Glebeland, Merthyr Tydfil; or to G. BARLOW, l'ï, Well-street, Dowlais. To prevent disappointment, intending Passengers are re commended to obtain Passage Tickets from Local Agents of the Anchor" Line before Icaving home. 6000 CARDIFF TO NEW YùRK. 1 TVRECT STEAM COMMUNI- i th I f CATION BETWEEN THE «jy RpL BRISTOL CHANNEL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA. The SOUTH WALES ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP COM- PANY'S New tirst-class, full-powered, Clyde built Steamships, GLAMORGAN, 2,500 Tons, 500 h.p.; PEMBROKE, 2,500 Tons, 500 h.p. CARMARTHEN, 3,000 Tons, 600 h.p.|; or other First-class Steamers, will sail regularly between CAR- DIFF and NEW YORK, These Steamships are built expressly for thf Trade, and fitted up with all tlw latest imprevements for the comfort and con- venience of Cabin and Storage Passenger Steerage Passen- gers provided with mattresses. A Stewardess carried for the female Emigrants. The S. S. PEMBROKK will sail about the 25th of October. For further particulars apply to W. J. Presswell. 1, Castle- street, Merthyr or to E. G. Price. or Isaac Thomas, 24, Cevmour-Htreet. Aberdare; or to Me. H. A. Lewis, Postmaster, Ebbw Vaie or d the Company's Ollice, 1, Dock Cham hers, Cariiift. 0051 A.LLA.N" ROYAL MAIL LINE SHORTEST SEA TASSAGB ■Safe-.v^ TO CANADA. AND THE UNITED STATU- -iiurtest Route o the West. The superb Steam- ships of thi.- Liht; now mn li-ect every Tuesday and Thursday from LivEKKWb to QUEBEC, forwarding Passengers to NKW YORK and Boston, and to all CITIES and Towns in Canada and the United STATUS. FltOM LIVERPOOL TO QUEBEC. Ph'fnician, Tuesday, Oct. 14 Circassian, Thursday, 22 Sarmatian, Thurs., Oct. 14 Canadian, Tuesday, 28 NovaScotian, Via St-John's Polynesian, Thursday 30 N.F. & Halifax) Tues Oct il Manitoban, Tuesday, Nov. 4 The M80il Steamships for HALIFAX, NORFOLK., and BALTI- MoRE, sail as f"Haws:- Forwarding Passengers by Rail to all parts of the Middle Western, south Western and Southern States. Nestoriac. Tuesday, Nov. 4 Cabin Passage to Halifax, Portland, Quebec, Boston, New York, Norfolk. Baltimore, or Philadelphia, .l:13 bs. or £ 15 15s. according to accommodation, including Provisions but not wines or liquors, w1Ji<:h can he e)btaincd on board. Return Tickets at reduced Rates. A limiteÜ numher of inter mediate jassengers taken in each Steamer, at £9 us, including Beds, Bedding, ind ill necessary utensils, dining apart from steerage. Applications :or berths to VC made in advance. Steerage Passage to St. John, Halifax, Portland, Quebec, Boston New York, Norfolk, or Baltimore, J::H 0s, including a plentiful supply of cooked provisions. Steerage Stewardesses are carried by this line to attend to the wants of female passengers aaù children. Baggage taken from tM Ocean Steamthipt to tile Eaikeay Car. Free of Expense. Any information required concerning Canada, can be obtained from Mr. Dixon, 11, Adam Street, Adelphi, London. Agent for the Canadian Government. Pa.mph1"t¡; on Canada supplied gratis by our agents. Shortest ROGTE to SAN FRANCISCO, Ð1<S the UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. THROUGH TICKETS issued on the most favourable terms. For Freight or Passago, apply to ALLAN BROTHERS A CO., Alexandra Buildings, James Street, Liverpool, and 86, Foyle Street, Londonderry. or to MR.. JOHN COPKLAND, 124, High Street. Merthyr and Mr. J. T. MORGAN, 19, Glebeland-street, Merthyr. Company's SPECIAL NOTICE TO EMIGRANTS. We adviM Passengers to obtain their Tickets from our ÅJ8Dtq before leaving home. 6052 The beat and Cheapest Route for Passengers from the West of England to the United States is by the RE AT WESTERN STEAM-SHIP" LINE U —— BRISTOL AND NEW YORK. jlMl^ FIRST-CLASS ^CREW^STEAMSHIPS ef^ this Line are intended to SAIL as LADY LYEETT, 2,000 Tons SATURDAY, NOV, 1 ARKAGON, 1,500 Tons SATURDAY, NOV. 8 GREAT WESTERN, 2,000 .In November CORNWALL, 2,000 Tons (Building) Cabin Fare to New York, 13 Guineas.—Return Tickefs, 20 Guineas. Intermediate 8.j guineas: Steerage 6 guineas; including fare from any Railway Station in the West of England and South Wales, to New York, Boston or Philadelphia. —Mattresses provided. The Vessels of this Line do not call at any Irish port but proceed direct from Bristol to New York. Passengers mav be booked through to all parts of the United States and Canada on very moderate terms. To secure berths Itc., apply to MARK WHITWILL and Sox, Grove, Queen-square, Bristol —or to J. T. Morgan, HI. Glebeland-street, Merthyr Tydfil John Morgan. Post-master, Pontypool Harse and Brown' Newport. Mon. G. P. Webb and Co., Cardie M. Jones and Bros., Swansea J. Callaway, Mountain Ash C. F. Howard, Greenfield, Llanelly George F. Price, Church- )). e;t, Pontypridd; J. Corbet, 121, Vale terrace, Tredegar John R. Taytor, Post Office, Pontymeistr Samuel Williams, 2, indsor-terrace. Neath and John J. Chalinder, Stationer, Llaneily House, Llanelly, Passengers are recommended to obtain their Tickets from nur Age 11 to Nefore leaving home. ^54 L i'1. ENT IN AMERICA. "pERSON* desiring EM PLOY- J- MENT in the L'NIT ED STA1ES or iiUilg.' 'fCanada can leara, on Personal AppUcatien l/gJgjjSSEZL the fate ot «\ages (which ii. California are very high;, Passage Fares, and other official Particulars. Pamphlets, eireulars ic„ tree by post on re< eict Of two stamps, rtr-t AMERICA AS IT IS. A volume of official information upon everv nart of tut UNITED STATES, Wages, 4c., Price S.xpenee, post free Apply to Rebd It Kbim, United States ana Canadian Emi- gratlon and Banking Agency, 36 Finsbury Circus, Loudon. ALTERATION OF DAYS OF SAILING. CORK, NEWPORT, AND CARDIFF, 'FIESst'F^!S PASSENGER Ts^S. J- STEAMERS leave Cork fnr I II ^KWPOilTana with Goods and Passenger-, every Mondav cAllino- ~t from NEWPORT every Wednesday and toiu every Thursday until further notice. Fares: — Cabin, 17S, 6d.; Deck, 7s. Cabin Return Ticket available for one moath, il 7K. For particulars see small BiUs* AGE-TTS. Cardiff—Mr h. C. UowSIWG, Shipbroker Buto Cocks; Newoort—Mr, JaX-j» Mahdoces Cork Clix Ot CQRS SIBak PACXM COMPAFX, Limitsb. I SINGER'S SEWING MACHINES. NEW BRANCH OFFICE FOR MERTHYR TYDFIL. THE SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 103, OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA, RESPECTFULLY intimate that, considering the importance of the town of Merthyr Tydfil as a centre of RESPECTFULLY intimate that, considering the importance of the town of Merthyr Tydfil aa a centre of aQd the large and rapidly increasing demand for Singer's Machines in the district, they hare 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 LOKE OWHK pur- poses waiting upon all interested in Sewing Machines forthwith. Intending purchasers will therefore do well to see him personally before settling the puzzling question, What Machine shall I buy ?" All communications will receive prompt attention, addressed to THE SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, No. 1, VICTORIA STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. Instructions on the Machine, together with Price Listi and Samples of Work Free of Charge. 6020 nJ"tTTr'r"T' ..r.r-oo I T jl IJx -L1J OL;.LLvkjij, MhRI MXit I (Recently conducted by Mr. E. Williams, ALA. deceased). ME. J. J. COPLAND, M.A., J EESPECTFULLY announces that he has suc- 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 ia important Classical and Com- mercial Schools, and the recommendations with which t 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 Pupils for Matriculation in the London and other Universities, for Professional and other Examinations, and the experi- ence he has had enables him to ensure for every Pupil placed under his care a sound Classical and Commercial Education, fitting the career in life intended in each case. The Domestic arrangements of the School are under the supervision of Mrs COPLAND. Boarders enjoy the most liberal treatment, and every care is exercised to provide all the comforts of Home. The School was Re-opaned on Monday, September 22nd, 1873. Terms, Prospectuses, &c., on application. 6008 PUBLIC NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, that I will not hold J. 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 M ERTHY R T Y DFI L. 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 £5 11s 11'd. Also one Leasehold DWELLING-HOUSE and PREMISES, situate at CAEDBAW, in the occupation of Mrs J enkins, held for an unexpired term of lease 52 years. Ground rent £1 4s 2d. Further particulars may be obtained of Mr JOHN BEVAN, 10, Nantygwenith-street, Merthyr Tydfil, or of Mr EDWARD DAVID, Llandaff. 6 -84 "FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE.See Deuteronomy, chap. xii., verse 23. c E A- IEZ I,, I s WORLD FAMED BLOOD MIXTrl HE. THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER AND RESTORER. For cleansing and clearing the blood from all impurities cannot be too highly recommended. For Scrofula, Scurry, Skin Diseases, and sores of al kinds it is a never-failing and permanent cure. It Cure* Old Sores. Curei Ulcerated Sores on the Neck. Cures Ulcerated Sore Legs. Cures Blackheads, or Pimples on the Face. Cures Scurvy Sores. Cures Cancerous Ulcers. Cures Blood and Skin Diseases. Cures Glandular Swellings. Clears the Blood from all impure Matter, From whatever cause arising. As this mixture is pleasant to the taste, and warranted free from anything injurious to the most delicate constitution of cither sex, the Proprietor solicits sufferers to give it a trial to test its value.—Thousands of Testimonials from all parts.- Sold in Bottles 2. 3d. each, and in Cases, containing six times the quantity, lis. each-sufficient to effect a permanent cure in the great majority 0. long-standing cases.—By all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors throughout the United King- dom and the World, or sent to any address on receipt of 27 or 13'2 stamps by F. J. CLARKE, Chemist, High-street, Lincoln, Wholesale: All Patent Medicine Houses. 60.57 LOCAL AGENTS Mr L. P. Jones, Ebbw Vale. Mr W. J. While, 128, High street, Merthyr. ELECTRICITY IS LIFE GALVANISM. — NATURE'S CHIEF RE- \JT STORER OF IMPAIRED VITAL ENERGY—A STORER OF IMPAIRED VITAL ENERGY.-A PAMPHLET on Self-applicable Electricity, demon- strating the most effectual, rational, and simple galvanic treatment of nervous and rheumatic pains, debility, indigestion, nervousness, paralysis, neu- ralgia, epilepsy, cramp, functional disorders, Ac., as realised exclusively by the use of PULVERMA- CHKR'8 improved PATENT GALVANIC CHAIN BANDS, BELTS, and POCKET SELF-RESTOR- ABLE CHAIN BATTERIES, <&o. Approved by the Academie de Medicine, Paris the Royal College of Physicians, Louden, &c. substantiated by medical reports and authenticated testimonials, including Sir C. Locock, Bart., M.D., Sir William Fergusson, Bart., Sir J. R. Martin, Bart., M.D., Dr. E. Sieveking, M.D., Dr. A. Clark, Physician to the London Hospital. This pamphlet (sent post free), treats why and "wherefore" these Galvanic arrangements have proved most efficacious, even in cases where other electrical apparatus and ordinary medical treatment have been tried in vain, especially in those ailmbnts resulting from deficiency of vital electricity in the affected organs.-Apply to J. L. PULVERMACHER, Galvanic Establishmeut, 191, Regent Street, W. or at Mr. Joy's, or Mr. Hayman's Agents for Neath, where Pamphlet and full Price List can be obtained post 589t FU UNITU RE U: Warranted, packed and delivered CARRIAGE FREE t t to any Railway Station in the Kingdom. R COX & CO.'S CATALOGUE, Post Free. N Four-Roomed House furnished for £ 10 0 0 Single Parlour, ditto 5 0 0 Drawing Room complete in Italian Walnut 18 5 0 I Dining itoom, of Mahogany 15 0 0 Bed Room (10 Articles) 2 12 0 A single article of Furniture at equally low prices. T The advantages of COX & CO.'S system of business — gives the purchaser U GOODS OF THE BEST WORKMANSHIP AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. RA11 orders executed direct from the workshop, so that intermediate profits are avoided. -p COX &~co FINSBURY SQUARE BUILDINGS CHISWELL STREET, LONDON. 5973 TO STEAM BOILER USERS. SAVE 20 PER CENT. OF FUEL by fixin- '•GALLOWAY" TUBES in BOILER FLUES! Extracts from letters received. From EDICCKD BUTTEBWOBTH and SONS, Saddle worth.— Since the alteration, the productioll of steam in the same boiler has not only been larger, but much more regular and we can safely say with at least 20 per cent less fuel." From ROBT. OXTOKY and Sow, Hull.—" The saving in coal to us is pretty near one third. We shall have great pleasure in .recommending them to others." K p e From the SAMPSOH M ARTIFACT OUT, St. Peteraburgh.—" We have measured the quantity of water carefully, and made three trials, and the result is, that the boiler 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. GALLOWAY and SONS, Engineers, MARCHES THE. 6080 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, 187:3, 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 Ne wLicenses 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 ef 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, 3rd October, 1873. 6085 OLD PAPERS AND PARCHMENTS, — CHARLES T. JEFFRIES and SONS, Wholesale and Export Stationers, &c., Canynge Buildings, ltedcliff-street Bri.-i.ol, are prepared to give a very high price for any sort of OLD PAPERS for re-manufacturing into Paper, &c. Upon receipt of instruction addressed, "Waste Department, Bags will be sent for packing the same, remitS011 ™<TP G?°di' the value *>« forthwith excess of^thTt'nmian888" pr?ces wiil be found much in J excess of that usually given by dealers and others. 6048 I TUITION. WANTED-A Gentleman to attend daily one mile V V out of Merthyr, to give Latin lessons to chil- dren.-Apply, by letter, to A.G., Telegraph Office, Merthyr. 6088 TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. WANTED—A respectable youth as an AP- PRENTICE to the General Drapery business. —Apply to Mr E. MEREDITH, Waterloo House, Mer. thyr Tydfil. 6089 ECONOMY OF FUEL. THE "GALLOWAY" CONICAL TUBES are now being extensively introduced into existing Boilers, and effect a saving of from 15 to 25 per cent.-For "nd particulars, apply to W. and J* GALLOWAY and oO.NS, Engineers and Boiler Makers, Knot Mill Ironworks, Manchegter. Upwards of 130.000 of these Tubes are now In use; they strengthen the flues and improve the water circulation. THE ABERTHA W LIME & CEMENT Co., NEWPORT, MON., ARE prepared to supply Best Aberthaw (Blue Lias) Lump and Greund Lime. Bast Cement and Plaster of Paris in any quantities. WORKS-NEWPORT, MON. HEAD OFFICE — 3, GLOUCESTER CHAMBERS, SWANSEA. 6011 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 5960 REMOVAL OF OFFICES. MESSRS. PEARCE AND'SHAPTON BEG to inform their friends and the publio that they have Removed their Offices to PONTTCAPEL BREWERY, near Merthyr. All orders and communications addressed there will have prompt attention. 6016 WILKINS AND BAILEY, COAL AND COKE BROKERS, MERTHYR TYDFIL. RETA!L YARD opened at the Vale of Neath Station,on the site lately owned by MB. JENKIXS, of whom they have purchased the Yard. Best qualities of icoal, of unquestioned weight, and at latest Market Pr ces. 6063 MERTHYR TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. HEREBY GIVEN, that there ia now FOK SALE upon the Farm of the Board, at Troed- yrhiw, the following growing Crops in prime condition, viz :-ITALIAN RYE GRASS, CABBAGES, PBAS, TUBSIPS, ONIONS, AND PARSLEY. William MacDonald will show the crops, and state the prices. Mr Havard, Board of Health Offices, Merthyr, or Mr Sharp, Post Office, Troedyrhiw, will issue orders for delivery, on receipt of Cash. THOMAS WILLIAMS, *r Clerk to the Board. Merthyr Tydfil, July 9th, 1873. 5917 NOTICE OF:REMOVAL T J DAYIES, Late of the Temple Bar Tavern, RESPECTFULLY thanks his Friends and the • 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, MERTHYR; 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 VIENNA EXHIBITION. HIGHEST MEDAL AWARDED H TO MESSRS. A. B. FLEMING & Co., MANUFACTURERS OF THE VEGETABLE MACHINERY OIL. 3s 6d. per Gallon. REFINERIES NEAR EDINBURGH. Contractors to H.M. Government, East and West India Docks, and the principal Shipbuilders and Engineers in the kingdom. 6086 MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. TC°™E,IS HEREBY^TYEN, that the Mountain o J rn-nm ?°aiU lrmte> prepared to ac- cept, TENDERS for Forming, Paving, Curbing, and Channelling so much of that part of Darran-road within their district as is shown on the plan prepared by tke Surveyor and approved by the said Board, The plan and specification may be seen, and form of ierw ^med'> £ ffiae of the 8aid Local Board, in the.Workman s Hali Mountain Ash, on any Mon- day, Thursday, or Saturday. Sealed Tenders endorsed "Tenderll 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 u > t?mP;,LINT0N, cl«k to the Board, Workman's Hall, Mountain Ash, October 6th, 1873; gQgj BOROUGH OF MERTHYR TYDFIL. NOTICE TO PRINTERS. PRINTERS resident within the said Borough, who are desirous of Contracting for the Printing of wie Borough Register of Voters for the next year are requested to send TENDERS to me, the undmiMed^ oZ.trvh<;25ih daVf 0cTOBER ^stant, at my Offices, 26, Victoria-street, Merthyr TydfiL Particulars of the Printing required to be done can be obtained on personal application to me at my Office*. JOHN MORGAN, Town Clerk of the said Borlough. Tydfil, 16th October, 1873. SALUTATION INN, PLYMOUTH STREET MERTHYR TYDFIL. MORGAN LLOYD, Pattern Maker, Carpenter and Undertaker, T>EGS to acquaint his Friends and the Public in th?abogveeDtries re-commen<*d business in the above trades. teiuion0^613 entrU8ted to him have his best at- Coffins made on the shortest notice, and at the most reasonable prices. most ESTABLISHED FOURTEEN YEARS. DOWLAIS COAL. VALE OF NEATH STATION MERTHYR BRANCH YARDS NEAR GOAT MILLS ANDIVOB WORKS, DOWLAIS. JOHN MORGAN, COAL MERCHANT AND CONTRACTOR returns his warmest thanks to his numerous friends ana customers for their most cordial support and patronage and trusts that by his prompt and attention to the coal trade, he will secure the iama amount of success he has hitherto enjoyed. If you want good coal for steam and domestic mir poses get the Dowlais Celebrated Rhas Las Coal If you don't want your children and carnetn burnt, Io'r!ho DowUi" ^,or"wmnotf-SKbSu!; If you want durable smokeless coal, zet n i J 1 Coal, tho best ever offered for sale in thfdistrict < Ask for Dowlais Coal, and see that you tret it for 1 hood. mferi°r C°al3 B°ld 'n the t0Wn and neigh W s Ordera may be left at 59, Tramroad Terrace, Merthyr 1 or at the various Yards. c TERM a CASH MONTHLY. 6070 t I FURNISHED APARTMENTS WANTED by a Single Gentleman who has come TV to reside permanently at Merthyr.—Apply by letter C," at the Office of this paper. HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. WANTED-A HOUSEKEEPER in a Branch Establishment, where no other servant is kept. -Apply to Mr Wis. HARRIS, 144, Higli-street, Merthyr Tydfil. 6087 SALE BY MR. 0. SHELLARD. GBIiAT SALE OF NUBSEUY STOCK, AT THE WHITE CROSS NURSERIES, HEREFORD, ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 1873. MR. O. SHELLARD IS instructed by the Proprietor, Mr G. DAYISON, to SELL BY AUCTION, in Lots to suit all purchasers, the following transplanted NURSERY STOCK :—300,000 Larch. 2C),OQ Ash, 60,000 Scotch Fir, 60,000 Spruce, 20,000 Beech, 20,000 Birch, 30,000 Sycamore, 20 000 Laurel, 10,000 Portugal Laurel, 10,000 Maple, 60,000 Hazel, 30,()0 Spanish Chesnut, 30,000 Puius Austriaca, 10,C )0 Standard Roses, 12,000 Dwarf Roses; also a large quantity of fine Specimen Shrubs, &c., in great variety. Catalogues, one week prior to Sale, on application to Mr G. DAVISON, at the Nurseries, or the Auctioneer, Hereford. Sale at Twelve for One o'clock punctually.
THE RATING OF COLLIERIES. THIS subject has lately attracted unwonted attention, owing partly to the motion made by the Rev. Mr. Knight at the Quarter Sessions, and partly to the increased value of coal. There are, of course, two sides of the question to be considered, and much may be said on behalf of the view enter- tained by the rev. gentleman, whose exer- tions to secure a fair mode of ratal will be appreciated at their true worth. The dis- cussion, which stood adjourned from the previous Quarter Sessions, was re-opened on Tuesday at Swansea, on the motion of Mr. Knight, that the basis of the valuation of the county be re-considered by the assess- ment committee. Very little was said about any other kind of property, and the debate was narrowed to the ratal of collieries. No doubt the enormous profits lately made by coal-owners have had the effect of increasing the value of the pits from whence the sup- plies are drrwn. But then, it must be re- membered, that the more coal there is won, the less remains to be brought to bank. Upon this hypothesis the opponents to an increased rating, in some measure, rely for arguments against the proposed augmenta- tion of the impost, but the main objection raised was the illegality of taxing profits, advanced by Mr. Vivian, M.P. for the county, and as a coal owner admirably qualified to express an opinion upon the point, with the authority of practical ex- perience. It seems that, with one exception, the collieries of Glamorganshire are more highly rated than any others in the kingdom, and therefore, as compared with many dis- tricts, pay as large a sum pro rata as could be expected. The hon. member for the county also contended that the rating of profits was illegal, and would not be sanc- tioned by legislation, and he further con- tended that iron works and mines ought to be more heavily taxed, if the principle was to be recognized upon which the Rev. Mr. Knight based his motion. The fact is, however, that profits are always taxed in- directly, and in no other way can assess- ment committees arrive at the relative value of property. A thing is worth what it will fetch in the market, and upon this theory calculations are founded almost without ex- ception. Collieries now are worth much more than they were three years ago, not because there is more coal in them, or that they can be worked at a less cost, but that coal is in greater demand, and stands abnor- mally high in the market. To possess a coal pit, is in these days, equivalent to the possession of a Golconda mine, and the re- sources to be drawn from such a fountain are as precious as the auriferous waters of Pactolus. There would, therefore, really appear to be no valid reason for allowing matters to remain as they are. At all events, the reference of the question to the assessment committee does not imply a radical change. They have the power to make enquiry, investigate accounts, form averages, and generally to gather evidence, in order to enable them to form an accurate judgment upon the points raised. Under the circumstances, we are by no means sur- prised that the magistrates, with but one dissentient vote, resolved to refer the ques- tion to the committee, and we have no fear that justice will be done to all concerned. Probably it may be worth while to take into consideration the re-valuation of other pro- perty, and it is just possible that enquiries instituted with reference to coal pits will re- sult in bringing to light many anomalies connected with the county assessment not contemplated by the Rev. Mr. Knight. However, that gentleman has now set the ball rolling, and the enthusiasm manifested by him and his brother magistrates in favour of a higher ratal of collieries, will, doubtless, lead to an equitable adjustment of rates to value in the case of other posses- sions, which, in these days of prosperity, are worth more than they were a few years ago. We shall be curious to learn the re- sults of the labour of the committee, not only as regards collieries, but other proper- ties, the changed conditions of which cannot fail to attract attention when once an inquiry has been commenced. WOMEN'S RIGHT TO THE SUFFRAGE. TIIB ladles who advocate the extension of the suffrage to women, and claim for them other privileges at present withheld, deserve to be treated with respect and consideration. Asa matter of fact, they have the right to discuss these questions and when they do so in a temperate and dispassionate way, ridicule is as undeserved as it ie unwarranted. The course pursued by Mrs. CRAWSHAY and her colleagues, at the meeting on Tuesday, was one which, if it has net resulted in bringing conviction to the public mind, has had the effect of proving to demonstration that the subject is growing in importance, and bids fair to assume proportions of considerable magnitude. The plea that many women already possess the municipal franchise, and participate in other privileges denied to the sex at large, is very generally urged in support of the movement. But it is precisely because they are placed in exceptional circum- stances, that exceptional laws operate in their favour. Were the spinsters married, as we could wish them to be, or the widows still in the enjoyment of wedded bliss, they would not be able to vote for Town Councillors, or influence the constituent elements of a Board of Guardians. Whether they esteem this boon as of more value than the presumed 1 advantages arising out of the conjugal state, it i would be impossible for any one not in their i oonfidence to decide. It is probable, however, | that very few care much about the franchise, i even when it comes as a solace to a lonely or sorrowful life, and we may be sure that the ladies, as a class, will not be content to sacrifice their domestic rights, and the power which they possess at home, and within the social circle, for the apocryphal benefits alleged to arise from active interference in elections. Nor do we believe that an extension of the franchise would be acceptable to women, and the theory propounded by the new Solicitor General has to be disproved before the prosposal of Mrs. CRAWSHAY and her amiable colleagues will meet with general acceptation. The right of women to full and ample opportunity to improve their minds, develops their faculties, and acquire the means of self-support, is admitted and recognized. Every day we hear of con- cession being made by colleges, schools, and other institutions in connection with which mental culture may be practised with advantage. Moreover, the shield of the law is thrown over them with almost paternal care; and while they have their full share of the benefits accruing from a well-ordered state of society, they have far less responsibility than men. As an indication of a marked improvement in the education of women, the activity displayed by many in the fields of literature, science, and art, is to be regarded with equal pleasure and admiration. But we do hope they will be content to adorn the domestic circle with those higher excel- lencies of virtue, and intellectual and moral worth which would be lost upon electioneering mobs, and probably fade if they did not perish altogether in the rude storms of public life. It is to be regretted, perhaps, that with such able and eminently worthy ladies as those who spoke in Merthyr the other night to advo- cate the cause of women, we should yet feel con- strained to say that we do not think their case has been made out. However, they may be assured that if we cannot agree with their proposals or adopt their arguments, it will form no, part of our policy to disparage them in the eyes of the world, or cast opprobrium upon speakers of whose sincerity and strong conscien- tious convictions we entertain no shadow of doubt.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. AN ARTISTIC PRODUCTION.-The life-sized painting of Mr David Davies, jun., of Llandinam, produced by Mr Jones, artist, of the Glebeland, at a cost of JE170, was presented by the Rhondda Valley colliers some days since. Mr Jones has employed good taste in the arrangement of the portrait, and has been most success- ful in the design and arrangement of colours. The background represents a mountain scene near the Ocean Steam Coal Colleries. The likeness is remarkably ■ riking, and is painted with much strength and force in the lights and shades, causing it to stand fJom the canvas almost stereoscopically. A movement is con- templated in the Aberdare Valley on the part of the colliers with a view to purchasing Mr Jones's excellent painting of Lord Aberdare, in order that it may be sus- pended at the Workmen's Hall, Mountain Ash. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The ordinary weekly meet- ing of this Board was held on Saturday, Mr. B. Kirk- house, vice-chairman, presiding. The attendance was very limited. The return of admissions into the house during the eight quarters, ending September 30th, 1873, which had been moved for by Mr R. H. Rhys, was read, and showed that while Merthyr had sent 80 cases of contagious diseases into the House during that period, Aberdare had sent only six. These returns had been called for in consequence of some statements made by Mr Simons at a recent meeting of the Board of Health, when it was stated that most of the contagious diseases in Merthyr were brought over from Aberdare. Mr Rhys remarked that he thought the returns would have the effect of upsetting this theory, and it had more than justified his expectations, for whilst he ex- pected that it would be found that the difference in this respect between Merthyr and Aberdare would be 10 to 1, it would be found to be between 13 and 14 to 1.
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MERTHYR BOARD OF HEALTH. The ordinary bi-monthly meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday, Mr W. Jones in the chair. There were also present, Messrs Geo. Martin, J. James (Dowlais), J. W. James, W. Gould, G. Overton, J. Gabe, T. Jenkins, and T. Williams. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. CAB REGULATIONS. In reply to a question by the Chairman as to whether the committee appointed at the last meeting to revise the existing cab regulations had as yet taken any steps, Mr Thos. Jenkins said he had been informed by the clerk that not one of the cabs in the town had a license now, and they were therefore not under the control of the Board at all. They must first be required to take out a license. The Clerk said that not one of the cabs in the town was registered, nor any of the drivers. The Board must first give notice or issue summonses to compel them all to obtain licenses, then they would be amenable to the control of the Board. They were liable to a penalty of 408 for plying for hire without a license. It was ordered that notice be given to the various cab owners and drivers to take out licenses at once. TENDERS. Tenders for haulage for Dowlais for one year were opened from Messrs John Davies, Henry Bowden, and David Walters. The tender of Mr Henry Bowden was accepted. Tenders for haulage for Merthyr for the same period were opened from Messrs Benjamin Thomas, and Henry Bowden. The tender of Mr Benjamin Thomas was ac- cepted conditional on the alteration ot certain items. Tenders for smith's work for Dowlais were opened from Evan Davies, smith, and for Merthyr from John Protheroe, Post-office Lane. The tender of Mr Davies, for Dowlais, was accepted, and that of Mr Protheroe for Merthyr. Tenders for the supply of printing and stationery were opened from Mr Rees Lewis, Mr David Morgan (Expre88 Office), and Messrs Farrant and Frost. The last-named tender was accepted, subject to the alteration of an item. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported, with respect to the houses now in course of erection on the Maerdy estate, Ply- mouth-road, Merthyr, that the builder refused or neglected to insert in the walls a damp-proof course, as required by a resolution of your Board, and as specified in every building notice. The trustees of the Cae Harris Building Society were reported as persisting to lay down in front of their new houses, in Blanche-street, foot pavements of less width than that prescribed by the bye laws. Mr John Gabo was reported as being engaged in enlarging and rebuilding the Victoria Inn, High-street, Dowlais, without having first given notice and deposited plans thereof, as required by the building regulations. The owners or agents of the undermentioned houses, who had been required by notice to provide proper drainage and closet accommodation for their houses had neglected doing so, and the time specified in the notices having expired, it was thereforerecommendedthat they be summoned under the Nuisance Removal Act, and an order obtained against them. Nos. 11 and 12 White-row 12 and 13, Bethel-street; 3, Lower Taff- street; 11. Isle of White; 1, Bridge-street; 35, Bethesda- street; 25 and 30, Quarry-row 40, 41 and 42, Wynd- ham-street, Troedyrhiw 3 and 4, Pontmorlais 82 and 85, 86 to 88 98 to 100, 230 te 237, 224 and 225, Peny- darran-road 8 to 10, Old Tramroad, Penydarran 46, Plantation-street, Penydarran; and 7 to 9, Mount- street, Penydarran. Notices of nusances owing to the want of drainage and closet accommodation in Sand-street, Dowlais, and 29 houses in Merthyr, were laid upon the table, and it was recommended that proceedings be taken against the owners in the usual form. Drawings were laid on the table of a closet which the surveyor recommended for adoption in those outlying portions of the district beyond the reach of the sewers. In this closet means are provided by a shoot for the covering of the excrement with ths house ashes. The pit will contain about 20 cubic feet of ashes and soil, and if used by the inmates of one house will require emptying about once in six weeks. It would be emptied from behind, without disturbing the ground or the structure. If this was done by the scavengers of the Board, and ordinary attention paid to the supply of ashes by the persons for whose use it was provided, it W( ttd be as free from nuisance as was pc ssible for such a place to be. Plans were also laid upon the table of the proposed road improvements and extensions from Penydarran End in Merthyr to near the Dowlais Iron Company's tunnel pits in Gellygaer, the course being through Penyard, Ffosyfran and Bargoed Incline Top, the whole distance being three miles, one furlong, seven chains in length from the Dowlais incline railway near Pantyffin to the Pwllywhiad-road, The proposed width of the road from Penydarran End to Mountain Hare, and of the branch road to the Pwllywhiad is twenty-one feet, and of the road from Mountain Hare to the Tunnel pits 18 feet. As these lines will pass through estates which are now being administered in Chancery, the necessary proceedings would have to be taken at once with a view of obtaining a provisional order of Govern- ment to enable the Board to acquire the necessary lands inder the provisions of the Lands Clauses Consolidation !\ct, 1845, and the surveyor further recommended that n such provisional order the Board should seek for )owers to acquire under the same Act of Parliament ands for improved approaches to the long projeoted >ridge over the river Taff, in lieu of the present Iron bridge in Mertbyr; for the improved approach to tiM Taff Vale Railway Station from High-street; for the erec- tion of the proposed bridge at Abercanaid, and for sites for public slaughter houses. The following building plans were recommended for approval :—From Jos. Rees, addition to house No. 27, White-street, Dowlais. From Watkin Powell, of three houses in "Red Lion Court, Dowlais. From John Gabe, of addition to the house No. 6, Newfoundland, Merthyr. MISCELLANEOUS. The first paragraph of the Surveyor's report having reference to the builder of the houses on the Mardy Estate, Plymouth-road, refusing to put in a damp proof course 'n accordance with a bye-law of the Board, drew forth considerable comment, when it was found that the Board could not enforce the same, as the rule had not been passed as a bye-law, and it was urged that the revision of the bye-laws,which has been in con- templation for some time, be proceeded with at once. The question of obtaining a provisional order for ac- quiring the ground required to make the road over the hill by Mountain Hare to Gelligaer, and for other im- provements in the town, gave rise to a long and desul- tory conversation, the upshot of which was thai the Board determined to adjourn until tho 29th inst., and meet that day to discuss the whole subject of town im. provements, and any other matters which might be brought forward. The medical officer handed in a list of houses already let as lodgings, but which could not be registered as lodging-houses on account of their being without privy accom modation. There was no further business, and the Board ad. journed until the 28th inst. MERTHYR SCHOOL BOiRD. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday, Mr Cbas. H. James (vice chairman), presiding. There were also present Mrs Crawshay, Mr Thos. Williams, the Revs. F. Sonley Johnstone, and O. W. James. The minutes of the meeting were read and con- firmed. FINANCE. The report of the Finance Committee was read and adopted, and the following bills were ordered for pay- ment :—The Clerk, for one quarter's salary, jE25 ad- vertising in the Gloucester Journal, 19s. There were also certificates from the architect for Mr John Everal, contractor, for JE600 on account Penydarran schools, and JE450 on account Twyayrodin schools, besides R9 91 for Mr John Lloyd, clerk of the works at Penydarran. The Chairman said they were rather awkwardly situated with regard to these sums, having but a small balance to their credit in the bank. The receipts for £821, the last amount paid the contractor, which had been sent up to the Public Works Loan Commissioners after the last meeting of the Board had remained un- acknowledged, and not been repaid for some reason, but in the ordinary course of things that amount would have been refunded before now, and that would have placed them in a position to pay these sums. He thought, however, that their bankers would advance them the money for a few days, as this JE821 would cer. tainly be forthcoming directly. The Clerk was directed to see Mr T. J. Evans with reference to the payment of Mr Everal's cheques. APPOINTMENT OF A SCIENCE AND ART TBACHEB. The Chairman said he must call the attention of the Board to a matter of considerable importance. Some time ago they had come to the conclusion that it was desirable to have a science and art teacher in th's dis- trict, and last year Mr Evan Williams had formed classes, and the burden of the science and art teaching of Merthyr devolved upon his shoulders. Since that gentleman's death nothing had been done, and the Board was now without a science and art teacher. The committee thought it a pity that so much trouble.and the certain amount of success which had already been achieved should be wasted, by these classes being allowed to drop, and he had therefore, at their request, communicated with Mr Buckmaster, who had referred them to a very competent person named Lyons,at present employed at Rugely, who was said to be fit to take charge of the classes here. He had then commuicated with Mr Lyons and asked him on what terms he would undertake the science and art classes of this place. Mr Lyons had replied that he would accept JE100 a-year with half the grant and fees, after payment of expenses. This would leave the Board the other half of the grant and fees towards paying off the jElOO salary. He hardly supposed they would get that, and the Board would probably be at a loss, but if they intended their sehools to be carried on as they ought, and particularly if the pupil teachers were to hold the position they should, there must be a science and art teacher to ad- vance them in the same way as in ether places. Mr Lyons had been asked to come to-day, and was now here, so that the Board could see him and judge of his fitness. The Rev. F. S. Johnstone remarked that there seemed to have been three Science and Art Committees represented at the meeting mentioned by Mr James. The Clerk said only two-the Board Committee and the Merthyr Committee. There really was no Aber. morlais Committee, now that being in effect the Board, and the St. David's Committee had not been asked to attend. Mr Lyons then appeared before Board, and it was found that his letters and testimonials were of the highest character. They were from Mr Fortescue, Mr Buckmaster, the vicar of Rugely, and the science and art committee of that place. It appeared that he had been applying for the post of public analyst for the county of Stafford. His teaching seemed to have been very successful, for 6,1) out of his 130 pupils had passed, 19 of them obtained Queen's prizes, and one a scholar- ship. Mr Lyons is the holder of certificates for eleven different subjects. On the motion of the Rev. F. S. Johnstone Mr Lyons was declared duly appointed on the terms mentioned by Mr Chas. H. James, and agreed to commence his duties on Monday, the 20th inst., it being also understood that he might establish classes at Aberdare and Pontypridd if it was found to be feasible, in such case the Board to receive half the grants. The Rev. F. S. Johnstone pointed out that the Mer- thyr Science and Art Committee possessed a geod deal of apparatus which might be transferred for the use of the new teacher. This had been partially purchased for the use of the science classes by subscription raised in the town,and partly by money received from Govern- ment for the purpose. It had been kept at Tydfil School, where the classes had been held, although not in connection with the schooL He understood that Mr Evan Williams's successor did not intend carrying on any science and art classes, and it was only right that the apparatus should be placed at the disposal of the person, who, so to speak, succeeded Mr Evan Williams in these duties. On the motion of Mrs Crawshay. it was resolved that the masters of the several Board schools were expected to give every facility to the science and art teacher in the formation of classes, and that they encourage their pupils to attend. THE ABERCANAID SCHOOL SITE.—APPLICATION FOR COMPULSORY POWERS. The Clerk intimated that the time had arrived for taking steps towards acquiring the site at Abercanaid, if the matter was to be proceeded with this year. The Chairman said the Board was pledged to go on with it. The Rev. F. S. Johnstone thought that was fully understood. The matter had only been allowed to drop last year, because it was feared that the opposition which was threatened would jeopardize the other sites which were applied for at the time. It was resolved that the Solicitor to the Board be re- quested to take the steps necessary for obtaining power to purchased under the compulsory clause, the piece of ground at Abercanaid, which had been selected as suit- able by the Board. PENYDABREN SCHOOL. An application was read from Miss Resser, teacher of Penydarran School, together with a recommendation from the managers, for an increase of salary. The Rev. C. Griffiths gave notice that at the next meeting of the Board he would move that Miss Rosser's salary be advanced, in accordance with the recommenda- tion of the committee. ABERCANAID SCHOOL. Mrs Crawshay gave notice that at the next meeting of the Board she would move the appointment of Mr Wm. Gray, of Chester, as head master of the Abercanaid School, and intimated that Mr Gray would then appear before the Board. This concluded the business of the meeting. ENGLYNION 0 glod i Meistres Crawshay, am ei haelioni ilr tlodion. I J'BYN clod dan nod ei Ner-croesawir Meistres Crawshay dyner; Arwyddair hon, banon ber, Yw Rhyddid i bawb rhodder." Ca'r tlodion gweinion ugeiniau—nawdd hon Yn nydd haint ac eisiau; Y mae ei rhin yn mawrhau Dyngarwch, y dawn gorau. Haelioni lywia'i henaid-dan goron Dyngarwch bendigaid; Hi nodda'r hen yn nydd rhaid, A thai i gynal gweiniaid. GWAS T CASTILL:
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MERTHYR POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, OoT. 8th.-(Before A. D8 Rutzen, Esq.) DRUNKARDS.—William Strain, navvy, drunk and in. capable in Bridge-street, on the 6th inst.,was discharged with a caution, this being his first offence. P.C. Thomas gave evidence.—Cornelius Sullivan, navvy, drunk and riotous in Glebeland-street the same day, was, upon the evidence of P.C. Cole, fined 10s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in the alternative.— Solomon Harris, miner, drunk and indecent in Ynisgau- street the same day, was similarly dealt with. P.C. Plumley proved the charge.—John Thomas, collier, arrested by P.O. Cole in Glebeland-street the same day upon a charge of riotous drunkenness, was similarly fined.—Joseph Harris, labourer, found by P.C. Brown- John, wai fined 58 and the costs.—Ann Brown, single, charged by P.C. Plumley with drunken and disorderly conduct in Ynisgau-street the same night, was mulcted in a similar amount.—Julia Sullivan, married,brought by P.C. Allison out of Glebeland-street the same night upon a charge of riotous drunkeness, was fined 2s 6d and the costs.—Lavinia Gibbs, single, for a similar offence in Ynisgau the same night, was, upen the evidence of P.C. Brownjohn, fined 5s and the costs.—John Lloyd, labourer, proved by P.C. Cole to have been guilty while drunk, of indecent behaviour in Ivy Bush Lane the same night, was fined 10s and (the costs.— Michael Sullivan, labourer, and Thos Pugh, mason, picked up by P.C. James in High-street in a very helpless state, the former on the 7th inst., and the latter the 8th inst., were each fined 5s and the coscs. NUISANCES.—Mrs Bishop, of the Green Dragon Inn, at Cefn, was summoned as the owner of certain premises in High-street, which were deficient in closet accommo- dation and drainage.—Mr W. J. Jones assistant-over. seer appeared in answer to the summons.—Mr Williams, Clerk to the Board, applied to his Worship for an order in this case to abate the nuisance. The usual notice had been served upon the defendant, but nothing whatever had hitherto been done for the purpose of constructing the necessary works. He understood that the excuse for the delay was the scarcity of labour. His Worship made an order that the work be done in a fortnight with costs.—David Arthur Edwards, was summoned to answer a similar complaint. Mr S. Harpur testified that in this case a closet had been erected, but there had been no provision made for the house slops, which drained entirely into the Morlais brook, which run past the house. The erection of a very short drain and a gully would remedy the defect.—His Worship made an order to this effect, defendant to pay costs. A TROUBLESOME INDIVIDUAL. — Daniel Evans, of Mary-street, Dowlais, was summoned for having neg- lected to comply with a notice of the Local Board of Health, which requested him to cleanse a foul and offensive privy which existed upon his premises. It appeared that this defendant had given the servants of the Board no end of trouble in the matter, treating the several notices served upon him with contempt telling the Inspector of Nuisances that he preferred going to Cardiff to obeying the notice. Fined 2s 6t1 and the costs. A BRUAL HUBAND. —William Thomas, weaver, was brought up in custody charged with having assaulted Margaret Thomas, his wife, at Aberdare, the previous (Tuesday) night. It appeared that the parties up to about three months ago had lived apart for about five years. Complaisant being, during |» great portion of that time, in service:with a family of distinction, with whom she travelled a good deal on the Continent, and who had been very kind to her ever since. On the night in question her husband came home drunk, punched her about the arms, threw her down and kicked her.—She did not seem to press to have him sent to prison, and his Worship, after strongly censuring him for his inhuman conduct, ordered him to be bound over himself in .£20, and two sureties in .£10 each to koep the peace for six months. The required bail not being forthcoming, he was removed in custody. REFUSING TO QUIT. — Emily Lewis, a respectable- looking woman, was summoned for having been violent and disorderly in Troedyrhiwfuwch Arms, Brithdir, and refusing to quit the same when requested so to do by Margaret Thomas, the landlady, and Ivor Lewis, her husband, was summoned for having aided and abetted his wife in the commission of this offence.—Mr Plews appeared in support of the summons, while Mr D. Robt. Lewis defended. The case was somewhat lengthy, but the facts appeared to be these. On the 1st inst. the male defendant went to Miss Thomas's house and re- mained there for the greater part of the day drinking. In his attempts to lift a kettle containing some clothes off the fire he scalded his foot somewhat severely. His wife, getting to hear of this went, as may be imagined, in no very amiable mood to the house, and addressed certain observations to him, which Miss Thomas, who heard them, did not at all relish. A sort of hustling then took place between the women the exact nature of which could not, owing to the conflicting nature of the evidence, be ascertained. The husband, however, told his wife if Miss Thomas interfered with her again to strike her back. They eventually left the place together, and Lewis had not been able to put his foot to the ground ever since.—His Worship thought that a deal of temper had doubtless been displayed on hoth sides. He could not, upon the evidence as it stood, undertake to say upon which side lay the most blame, the summons would therefore be dismissed. ASSAULT AT DOWLAIS.—Bridget and Catherine Bald. win (mother and daughter) were summoned for having assaulted Catherine Manning, married.—Mr. J. Beddoe defended.—The parties reside near each other, in Wind. street, Dowlais, and an ill-feeling of some standing was shown to have existed between them. On the 29th ult., this bitterness culminated in a regular fight between complainant and the youngest defendant. The mother hearing of the row, must of course join in it. She took sides with her daughter, and dragged complainant across the street by the hair.—The summons against Catherine was dismissed; Bridget was let in for 5s and costs.- COAL STEALING.—Margaret Gascoine, widow, was brought up charged with having stolen 181bs of coal, the property of the Rhymney Iron Company (Limited), on the 6th inst.—P.S. Rutter proved seeing the prisoner coming from the direction of the Rhymney Brewery, with something bulky under her shawl, which, upon examination, turned out to be the coal in question. She admitted having got it from the Company's Incline. He and Sergeant Jenkins had caught her upon several occasions previously pilfering in a similar way. They then warned her, but she took not the slightest notice of them.—Sentenced to 7 days' imprisonment with hard labour. A BATCH OF THEM.—Amelia Morgan, married, tI. Phoebe James, single, and Phoebe James Y. Amelia Morgan and Thos. Thomas (Mrs. Morgan's son-in-law). These were summonses for assault. The parties who all reside in Sand-street, Dowlais, seemed to have quarrelled. The women, as a matter of course, taking the initiative—about nothing at all in the first place. They finished off, however, with a regular rumpus, to the no small delight of a large crowd of by-standon. The summonses Morgan v. James, and vice versa, were dismissed. Thomas, who admitted the assault, was ordered to pay a fine of 5s and costs, or go to gaol for 7 days, with hard labour. Allowed a week to find the money. A DANGEROUS WOMAX.— Hannah Coleman, married, a decent looking young woman, was summoned for having assaulted Wm. Treharne, a puddler.—Com- plainant stated that on the 27th ult., he and a companion named Francis, were returning home from the Balance Inn, at Caepantywyll. When near the Puddler's Arms, in the same neighbourhood, they met defendant and her husband. Francis and the latter got up a fight. Mrs. Coleman thereupon struck complainant thrice in the head with a stone. In cross-examination, witneis denied that he ever kicked defendant's husband on the ground.—Francis Francis was callcd in corroboration. He took the stone from defendant's hand, and threw it away. Complainant was at the time he was struck by the wife, being held down upen the ground by the husband.—Mrs Coleman now contended that both, com- plainant and Francis, had attacked her husband, and it was but natural that she should take his part.—His Worship thought the assault to be clearly proved. It was at all times most dangerous to use a stone all a means of attack. There was no knowing what the consequences of a blow given with such a weapon might bet If complainant had in this instance met his death, defendant would inevitably have stood her trial for manslaughter. He would not feel justified in thi. instance in inflicting a lesser fine that one of 101 and the costs. SATURDAY.—FBefore E. Davies and J. Probert, Esqrs. J "OURIOUS AND CONTRAIRY."—James Maybery* labourer, was brought up in custody charged by Jame* Towhill, the landlord of the Greenfields of Erin Beer- house, Glebeland-street, with having refused to quit the house when requested so to do.—Mr Towhill stated that on the 8th inst. prisoner came to the house along with two or three other people, who all called for beer. Pri- soner, who did not do so drank up the very first quart that came in. He was about to repeat the thing when witness interfered. Witness did not did wish to have him punished this time, but merely to have him taught that he was not te do such a thing again.—The Bench Do you say that he was drunk Mr Towhill ?—Witness: No, gentlemen.—The Clerk What effect had the quart which you say he drank upon himt-Witneu: Not drunk, but' contrairy' (renewed laughter). In answer to a further question from the Clerk, witness to the no small amusement of the eourt, declared that the pri. soner did not refuse to quit until he had got outride. Their Worships thought that even had the prosecutor wished it no conviction could be recorded against the prisoner in this case. Prisoner was therefore dis. charged. DRUNKARDS.—Thomas Reardon, mason, found by P.S. Davies in Castle-street, on the 8th inst., drunk and challenging to fight the best man on the street, was fined 10s and the costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in the alternative.—John Price, collier, brought up under warrant, having disobeyed the summons charging him with drunken and riotous conduct in James-street, Deri, on the 17th August last, was, upon the evidence of P.C. Evans, fined a similar sum, as also were Patrick Harris, puddler, summoned at the instance of P.C. Cole, and Morgan Jenkins, smith, summoned at the in. stance of P.C. Parsons, for similar conduct, the former in Sunny Bank-street, Merthyr, on the 5th inst., and the latter in Bridge-street, Troedyrhiw, on the 4th mst. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—Susannah Powell, land. lady of the Wyndham Arms Ian, Glebeland-street, waa summoned for having permitted drunkenness to take place upon her premises on the 29th ult.—Mr Plews appeared to defend.—The first witness called was P.S. Olding, who stated that on the day in question he paid a visit to the defendant's house about 4.55 o'clock, p.m., accompanied by P.C .Plumley. In a room on the left they found 14 men and four women, before whom were two quarts and a pint containg beer. Four of the men were very drunk, and while witness and his confrere were in the room they saw defendant's servant girl bring in another quart and place it upon the take before one of the drunken men. Several of the other parties were the worse for drink. Witness sent the girl for her mis- tress, and when the latter came he pointed .out thf