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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.— Before A. De Rutzen and R. H. RhYI, Esqrs.) A SUSPECTED POACHER.— Edward Phillips, Tre- cynon, collier, was summoned for having been found coming from land where he had been trespassing in pur- suit of game, with certain instruments for taking game in his possession.—Mr Simons, who appeared for the prosecution, called P.S. Parry, an officer in the employ of the Abernant Iron Company, who proved seeing the defendant the day previous inside the fencing of the Great Western Railway, near Ysguborwen. Upon seeing witness he moved on, and just at that moment a dog sprang from the cover upon the adjoining land, which abounded in hares, pheasants, rabbits, &c., and came towards the defendant. The latter then walked along towards Abernant, and upon coming up to witness, inquired the way to Aberaman. Witness asked his name, but receiving no satisfactory reply, proceeded to search him, and found upon him a "gate" net, two purse nets (i.e. nets for covering rabbit holes), and a ferret.—In reply to further questions he informed witness that he lived in Dowlais, near the Horse and Groom Inn, Lewis-street. Upon being told there was no such house in that street, he admitted that he lived at Mill-street, and said that he was on the road to Aberaman, with the nets and ferret on a rat-catch- ing expedition. The size of the meshes of the various nets, however, clearly pointed out that this latter state- ment could not be true.-The Bench said that the case certainly involved a deal of suspicion, but as the Act of Parliament under which defendant was summoned was a peculiarly stringent one, they bad no wish to stretch its provisions in any way. Defendant would therefore be discharged, no case being in their opinion made out against him. DRUNKARDS.—James Jones, collier, found in a help- less state in Brynhyfryd-street on the 26th instant by P.C. James, was fined 5s and the costs.—Evan Jc ikins, collier, arrested by P.S. Rodman in DufFryn-road, Mountain Ash, on the 27 th instant upon a charge of riotous drunkenness, was fined £ 1 and the costs, this being his second appearance within a very recent period. —Jane Owens, widow, found in Brynhyfryd-street the previous (Monday) night by P.C. James lying in a stupidly drunken condition, was discharged with a caution.—Henry Thomas, haulier, was called upon to answer a charge of riotous drunkenness in Commercial- place on the 22nd instant. Defendant did not put in an appearance. His bail, who was in court, was ordered to pay down the amount of his recognizance (£2), which he at once did.—Edward Tucker, shoemaker, proved by P.C. Robb to have been guilty of similar conduct in the same thoroughfare, the same evening, was fined 10s and the costs.—John Watkins, a harpist, locked up by the same officer for a similar offence in Mount Pleasant-street, Trecynon, the same night, was similarly dealt with.—John Jenkins, puddler, brought up under warrant charged with havina: been found drunk in the Engineers' Arms on the 29th ult., was fined a like amount.—Thomas Evans, collier, was sum- moned for drunken and riotous conduct in Cardiff-road, Mountain Ash, on the 14th instant. P.C. Emanuel gave evidence. Defendant called witnesses, named Hodges and Jenkins, in contradiction of the constable. These, instead of doing so, however, confirmed the statements of the latter in several instances. Defen- dant, being an old offender, was fined S2 and the costs. —Henry Hughes, collier, drunk and disorderly in Com- mercial-street, Mountain Ash, on the 14th instant, was, upon the evidence of P.C. Ford, fined 10s and the costs.-Job Smout, collier, summoned at the instance of P.S. Rodman for an almost similar offence in Oxford- street, Mountain Ash, on the same day, was, notwith- standing his endeavours to show that the prosecution h.t ) been instituted out of malicious motives, fined a liked sum.—Thomas Evans, collier, a most respectable- looking young fellow, found by P.C. Gambling stagger- ing drunk down Cardiff-road, Aberaman, on the 15th instant, was mulcted in a similar sum.—John Evans, fitter, for a somewhat milder offence in Cardiff-road, Mountain Ash, the same night, was, upon the testimony of P.C. Ford, fined 5s and the costs. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—Wm. Jones, shingler, surrendered to his bail charged with assaulting P.S. Parry in the execution of his duty.—The officer stated that on the 26th instant (Sunday), at two p.m., he saw defendant lying in an apparently helpless state of drunkenness in Trap-road, near the Iron Bridge Inn. Witness roused him, got him to his feet, and ordered him home. The fellow, instead of complying, became very abusive, and struck witness several times in the chest. He afterwards lay down, and (after threatening he would do so) attempted to do witness a revolting injury. Assistance, however, arrived, and he was taken to the lock-up.—Defendant now appeared sorry for what had transpired. It appeared that he had been twice in custody before. -The Bench told him that had he but succeeded in the attempt to injure the constable, they would unhesitatingly have sentenced him to a long term of imprisonment without the option of a fine. As it was, however, he would have to pay a fine of X2 and the costs, or 14 days' hard labour in the alternative. REFUSING TO QUIT,—Patrick Morrison, Jeremiah Lambert, and Cain Mahoney, labourers, were summoned for having refused to quit the Allen's Arms Inn, Mountain A.sh.—Mr Evan Evans, the landlord, stated that on the 20th inst. the three defendants came drunk to his house, and demanded of his servant a pint of beer, which was refused them. Witness asked them to leave, that they had already had enough. Each of them, however, refused to do BO, and ultimately they got fighting with some of the other customers.- Mahony, who was the only defendant who put in an appearance to-day, contended that the row was com- menced by a "great big monster of a man (not sum- moned) who had offered to bet any amount that he would hit him (Mahony) twenty times on the nose in twenty seconds (laughter).-The Bench considered the case proved. Mahoney was fined 10s and the costs. The summonses against the other defendants, who had Sent female representatives, were ordered to stand ad- journed for a week for their personal attendance. THEFT BY A FELLOW WORKMAN.—Thomas Smith, mason's labourer, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a two-foot rule, the property of Charles Price, carpenter, on the 14th of September last. It I appeared that the prosecutor and prisoner were employed ppwUs to* hgvao ef ft Mt Wwdwwd, « wttif (Mwr, residing at Aberaman. Mr Woodward gave them an allowance of beer, which they proceeded to drink to- gether with some two or three others in a stable belong- ing to the former. Prisoner and prosecutor sat next each other, and it was upon that occasion that he last remembered having his rule safe. The following Mon- day morning he missed it, and hearing that it had b-an seen with the prisoner, he went and inquired of the latter for it. Prisoner ultimately admitted that he had sent the article to pawn and premised to redeem it. Finding he did not keep his word P.C. Whitney was communicated with, and the prisoner was taken into custody at Cwmneol Colliery. When charged with the theft he made a clean breast of it, admitting taking it, and pawning it.—David Jones, whom prisoner had sent with the rule to pledge, and Mr John Cohen, pawn- broker, who had taken it in, havinf been called, pri- soner pleaded guilty to the charge. He, however, pro- tested that he had not taken the artiole from Price's pocket, but had found it in the trap wherein they had been sitting. He didn't think of returning it because he went away the following Menday to work in another pi tee.—Sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment with hard laoour. A BATCH OF ASSAULT CASK.—John Tapp, collier, was summoned for having assaulted Emma Summons, singlewoman, at Mountain Ash, on the 12th inst. Mr W. Bed doe, who appeared for the complainant, stated that he should not have thought it worth his while to trouble the Bench in this matter at all, had it not been for the fact that his client, who was at the time of the commission of the assault, a servant at the Collier's Arms Inn, had sinee been dismissed from her situation in consequence of her refusal to compromise the matter with the defendant; and that sinoe then she had en- tered a plaint against her late master ia the County Court for wrengful dismissal The assault in itself was not a serious one. A dispmie having arisen between the parties respecting a glass of beer, defendant, by way of settling the matter, threw the contents of a tumbler in complainant's face.—Complainant having been called in support of this statement, Mr T. Phillips (Rosser and Phillips) for the defendant, succeeded in shewing that the whole thing was a mere lark, complainant herself begining the affair by dashing some beer in defendant's face. The Bench quite coinciding in this views dis- missed the summons. Ellen Lewis, married, was summoned fer having assaulted Esther Adams, single, on the 13th inst., while John Adams, the father of this complainant, was summoned for having assaulted the first named defendant on the ISth inst. Mr T. Phillips appeared for Mrs Lewis in .both oases. The parties, it seemed, reside next door to each other at Penwaun, and the Adams's were shown to have quarrelled with al- most every individual in the hamlet. It was manifest that the girl Esther Adams had been coached by her parent to tell a most absurd and palpably untrue tale of the way in which she had been assaulted. Her own witness contradicted her even. The Benoh, after strongly deprecatiag the conduct of the parents, dis- missed that summons. The one Lewis v. John Adams, was, however, considered proved, and defendant was fined 5s and the costs. Mary Ann Rees, married, was summoned for having assaulted Jane Rees, single, on the 15th inst. The parties in this case were sisters- in-law, and the assault was alleged to have been com- mitted near the Market Tavern Inn, at Aberdare. It transpired that defendant was jealous of the interfer- ence of her husband's sister in her domestic matters. Mr Beddoe, who appeared for Mrs Rees, called evidence to rebut that adduced on behalf of the complainant. The Bench eventually bound over both parties in £5 each to keep the peace towards each other for three months. Mary Howell, single, was summoned for assaulting Rossanna Jones, married, at Aberaman, on the 14th inst. Defendant completely turned the tables upon her opponent by calling two respectable female witnesses, who proved to demonstration that the assault had been committed upon, and not by the former. The summons was consequently dismissed, with costs against complainant. TRANSFXB or Lie £ Nsis.—Mr Phillips applied for an endorsement of the Puddler's Arms Inn, Hirwain, from Jane Reynolds to Jchn Thomas. Satisfactory testimonials of character having been put in, the appli- cation was granted. The same was also the case with the following:—Stag, Mill-street, Trecynon, John Griffiths to William Phelps; Cambrian Hotel, Weatheral-street, H. M. Davies to T. Dyke. MOUNTAIN ASH. DEATH OF MB Ens WILLIAMS, CKFNFENNAR. —We regret to announce the death of the above gentleman, which took place on the 25th inst. Mr Williams had been a member of the Mountain Ash Local Board since its formation, and for some years filled the office of chairman of the Board. He was, if we mistake not, also a member ef the Merthyr Board of Guardians. The loss of the deceased gentleman's practical know. ledge and sound advice will be much missed at the Mountain Ash Local Board. Mr Williams suffered for some years from a chronic disease, and lately under- went a severe operation in London, but succumbed to the disease. RHYMSEI INTELLIGENCE. PBIKITIVS METHODISM AT VOCHRHT.—The opening services of the new Primitive Methodist Chapel of this place took place on Sunday last, when the Revs J. Dinnick, of Merthyr, and E. Powell, of Swansea, preached at Nazareth Calvinistic Methodist and Bethany Chapels, kindly lent for the occasion. Collections towards the chapel funds, made at the close of each I service, amounted to a considerable sum. LAYING THE FOUITOATION STON. OF A NEW CHAPEL. 1 —On Monday last the ceremony of laying the first stone < of a new Primitive Methodist Chapel, at Pontlottyn, was celebrated with great success. The old chapel, which has been erected about 25 years, had become too small for the increasing congregation, and it was deter- mined that an effort should be made to erect a larger building. A site was obtained, and on Monday after- noon a large audience assembled to witness the cere- mony. A tea meeting was afterwards held in the old chapel, and in the evening a meeting took place in Nazareth Independent Chapel (kindly lent for the occa- sion), when addresses were delivered by ministers of the < various congregations. ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday and Monday special ] anniversary services were held at Moriah Chapel, when ] sermons were preached by the Revs. T. JU. Jones, < Machen; D. Thomas and J. Evans, Dowlais. Collec- tions were made towards the chapel debt, which realised f the handsome sum of upwards of JE120. The church a and congregation have also recently defrayed the cost of t about JS80, incurred in repairing and painting the chapel ( preparatory to the ordination of the Rev. D. S. Evans, whose ministry appears to be very successful. ] DEATH or A MINISTER.—It is with a profound re- I gret that we have to announce the sudden and unex- ( pected death of the Rev. J. Jarman, who had but recently undertaken the pastorate of Beulah Baptist 1 Church. Returning heme from work in his natural ( good health on Saturday afternoon, and whilst washing, 1 he suddenly fell, and sustained a severe contusion of the < leg. He became insensible, and did not regain con. ] sciousness before he expired at about half-past eleven the same night. Mr Jarman was a very energetic young minister, and greatly beloved by the members and congregation, which through his efforts have been more than doubled during his short term of ministry. RAILWAY SERVANTS' BBNEJTIT SOCIETY.—On the even- ing of the 24th inst., a party of fifty sat down to an ex- cellent supper at the Castle Hotel. The object of the meeting was to inaugurate the opening of a new district branch of the London and Provincial Railway Ser- vants' United Benefit Society." After supper, Mr Tur. ner, assistant-surgeon to the lodge, was unanimously voted to the chair, and Mr Randall, district agent, to the vice-chair. The chairman proposed the toast of the evening, "Success to the Society." This was responded to by Mr C- Shrives, of London, secretary of the union, who, after giving an account of the origin of the move- ment, and the many difficulties the promoters had to contend with, stated that the society was now in a flourishing state, and that railway servants, seeing how well it was working, were more ready to io'n. He ad- vised any who were present who were not members to join at once, as delays were dangerous. After giving some good advice to the members, he proceeded to read the twelfth half-yearly report, from which it appears that the amount paid in cases of death and sickness since the society started in 1867 is £2.177 lfe 3d. The increase during the year is something over JE53 to the funds. A Widow and Orphan's Fund has also j ust been established where, by payment of 5d per month for the wife, and lid for each child, in case of the death of a member the widow will be entitled to 3s per week, and Is for each child as loag as she remains single. A superannuation ( fund is about being added, and then the scheme will be considered complete. At present there are nine district branches, and the one now opened will make the tenth. Mr Power, agent for the Cardiff district, gave a short account of the progress of the society there, and the vice-chairman stated that since the society had com- menced in Rhymney they had gone on progressing, and now numbered 30 members, Several other toasts were OPENING or TUB NEW CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. The opening of the new schools for the Catholic population of Pontlottyn took place on Monday last. In the morn- ing high mass meeting was held in the Catholic Chapel, Rbymney, which was densely crowded. A 8ermoa on education was preached by the Right Rev J. C. Hedley, bishop of Caesaropolis. The Bishop condemned the principle of secular education and "trongiy ^ed denominational education as the means of training the children in the faith of "Mother Church. In the afternoon a demonstration took place, when a Proces- sion was formed at the chapel of children and adults, numbering upwards of 450, headed by the clergy and the Irish drum and fife band, and carrying several appropriate banners with inscriptions in Latin and English, and various emblems of the crucifix, fco. The new schools have been built by the Rev A. P. Wilson. and are opened free from debt. The building is situ- ated in a very commodious part of the locality; its dimensions are 45 feet by 18 feet, and it is capable of holding 100 infants. The Very Rev Canon Price, O.S.B., Rev J. R. Caldwell, O.S.B., H. B. Hanworth, O.S.B., A. Percy, and B. Dudley, O.8.B., were pre- sent, and took part in the services and the opening of the schools. Miss M. A. Kelly performed Beethoven's Mass in C, and at the offertory Kingnella's Landette,on the organ. The Rev A. P. Wilson conducted the whole of the proceedings, and previous to the Bishop declaring the new schools opened, the rev. gentleman presented the Bishop with a congratulatory address on his eleva- tion to the Episcopate, and also congratulated the audience on the success whioh had followed the under- taking, his schools being opened and completed long before the Gellygaer School Board schools, although the latter had been started long before his, a fact which, according to his opinion, exhibited a more active and energetic spirit in promoting education on the part of the denomi&ftttaatlirti this 08 ?* part of Rfbtel SoartU,