J. W. GUNN. F AMI L Y GROCER, CORN, FLOUR, AND PROVISION MERCHANT. (W. & A. GIL BEY'S WINES A M) SPIRITS. AGENT FOR! BASS & Co's PALE AND BURTON ALES. (GUINNESS'S DUBLIN STOUT. J. w. OTJiTi^r's SELF RAISING FLOUR. SUPERFINE, 3d. per lb. A TRIAL RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. SZE TESTIMONIAL FROM ED. DA VIES, ESQ., SURGEON, COURT HOUSE. A choice Stock of Foreign Cigars, last year's importation, now in splendid condition. Floor, Corn, and all goods delivered Free per own Vans to any part of the Neighbourhood. Twin Aj all prices are calculated to give every advantage to the buyer, immediate cash payments are necessary. J W. GU N N, 67 & 68, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. 6970 BEES THOMAS, CHEMIST, FAMILY WINE AND SPIRIT DEALER, 143, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR, "I> E8PSCTFULLT INVITES ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING LIST OF WINES AND XV SPIRITS^ qj^ 3HERRY Is. 6d., 2# 2a. 6d., 3s., 3s. 6d. and 4s. 6d. per Bottle. PORT OR SHERRY, from the Wood 10s., 12s., 14s. and 16s. per Gallon. GIN 2s. Id. and 2s. 6d. Per Bottle. 12s. and 14s. per Gallon. RUM OR WHISKEY 2s. 2d., 2s. 7d. and 3a. Id. per Bottle. 12. 15s. and 18s. per Gallon. DUNVILLE'S WHISKEY 3s. 6d. per Bottle. HOLLANDS 2& 8d. per Bottle. RUM SHRUB 2s. per Bottle. PEPPERMINT 2s. per Bottle. BRANDY, Pale or Brown, 2s. 3d., 2s. 8d. and 3s. Id. per Bottle. FRENCH BRANDY, Pale or Brown, 3s., 3s. 6d., 4s. and 4s. 6d. per Bottle. Do. do. 21s., 24s. and 28s. per Gallon. RECTIFIED SPIRITS OE WINE, 56 O.P., 4a. Id. per Bottle. MOET AND CHANDON'S CHAMPAGNE 72s. per Dozen Quarts. A LOT OF EMPTY WINE AND SPIRIT CASKS TO BE SOLD CHEAP. 7001 D 19 N T A L N 0 T I C E. PAIMLESS DENTISTRY.-MR G. H. JONES, f DENTAL SURGEON, OF 57, GT. RUSSELL STBKET, LONDON, By Appointment Surgeon Dentist to TH* LONDON INFIRMARY, AND ST JAMES'S DISPENSARY, AND TELE BRITISH ASYLUM FOR DEAF & DUMB, &c- (Under Royal Patronage) Bens to inform the inhabitants of MERTHYR TYDFIL and iU neighbourhood that *t the request of patients MID eat in SOUTH WALES he intend to visit Merthyr Tydfil every alternate TUESDAY, and MI4YBEC,)" SALTED ai Mrs Yapp s, General Ironmonger, 130, High- street. (Next visit, June 22nd). Mr G H. JONES guarantees entire freedom from poia in the extraction of teeth, which seldom exceeds 20 Moooda. By the improved self-adhesive system of ADAPTING artificial teeth, as invented and patented by Mr G. H. Jones, extraction of loose teeth or stumps is nneoeaaary, and PRIZE MEDAL TEETH (London Mid Paiis) can be adjusted without pain in the most difficult and delicate cases, so as to defy detection, in MA sequence of the natural appearance of the teeth anu their close adjustment to the gums. By this patented method of construction, mastication, extreme lightness combined with strength and durability, is ensured vaelow bulk being obviated, articulation IS obtained better on this than any other principle. Terms as moderate as the employment of the very best mateiials and scientific workmanship will permit. (very information given on consultation without charge. MR G. H. JONES will be glad to FORWARD A PAMPHLET Gratia and Post Free, which explains his unique system, from his oniy LONDON ADDRESS S7, Great Russell Street, opposite the British Museum (Teatituonial) October 18, 1873. My Dear Dector-I request you to accept my grate fultbaiiks for your great professional assistance, which enables me to masticate my food, and wherever 1 go I shall show your professional skill, as I think the public •Utfht to know where such great improvements in Dentistry and mechanical skill can be obtained. I am, dear doctor, yours truly, S. G. HUTCHINS, By appointment Surgeon Dentist to the Queen Q. H. Jones, Esq., D D.S. 6959 MR DAVID EVANS'S NOTICES. I N L I Q U I D A T ION. ABBAAMAN, ABERDARE.-BOOK DEBTS FOR SALE. The Trustee to the estate of the late )1r. John Jones, COOT-place, jberaman, Aberdare, Jeweller and Funuture PMIK, invites TENDERS for the BOOK DKBTS of the Debtor, amounting to IIVOB 7s. 7d. A list of the Debts, and the Debtor's Books, may be seen at the Uftke of Mr VA VID XTAVS. Accountant. No. 84, Cannon-street, Aberdare. Tenders, addressed Tender for John Jones s Book-debts, to be »ent on or before iUESDAY, June 15, 1*75. 7WJ0 Y N B A N K R U P T U 1 PONTLOTTYN.—BOOK DEBTS FOSALE. The Trustee to the estate of Mr. David Williams, 1, fann.&oad. fontlottjn. Grocer. Butcher, and Shoe-dealer. invites TZNDEkLb ter the BOOK DEBTS of the Debtor, MBOUntisz to xlt4 Is 11(1. A Hat ot the debts and the debtor < books may OE seen at the Odice of Mr. David Evans, Accountant, 40, 1 homw-Street, Itertbyr Tydfil leaders, addressed "Tender for David Williams's Book Debts," to' be sent on or before Saturday, June 12th, 1ST5^ Y N L I Q U I D A T t 0 N 1 DOWLAIS.—BOOK DEBTS FOR SALE. The Trustees to the Estate of Thomas Jarman, 246, High-Street Dowlais, Grocer and Butcher, invites TENDERS tor the BOOK DEBTS of the Debtor, amounting to £ 67 8A. 2d. A list of the debts and the debtor's books may be seen at the Odice of Mr. David Evans, Accountant, Merthyr Tydfil. Tenders addressed "Tender for Thomas Jarman's Book SABTA." to be sent on or before Saturday, June 12th, 187O. 7032 HOLLOWAY'S PILLS. .< Impurity of the Blood. Unleø the blood be kept in a pure state the constitution Biast be weakened and disease supervene. These wonderful fills possess the power of remov ing or neutralizing all con- taminations of the blood sud SYSTEM generally. They quietly BUT certainly, overcome all obstructions tending te produce i' health, and institute regular action in organs that are faulty from irritaticn or debility. The dyspeptic, weak, and nervous may rely on theee Pills as their best friend and comforter, as they act upon the main springs of life, and thus save thousands from a premature grave. Complaints of Women & Children. The very mild and painless action of these invaluable Pill, recent mends them to every household as a remedy for the tir.t departure from health. Any mother, nurse, or young person gmided by the directions which accompany each box of Hollo- way's Pills, hae at oace available means tor checking disease PURIFYING the blood, and expelling from the system all gross hametrs. They are indeed, at ad ages, the female's tried riend. Disorders of the Liver with l-latu- lency and Indigestion. 0 Low Of appetite and flatuicn > ,T usually the forerunners cfatomachic disease. Thet.). iz Fills exercise the most GOLBTARY power in all affections of the liver, and all irregnlaritie TT the stomach and bowels; they restore a healthy function te aga, internal organ, overcome alt obstructienw, and cast out ttt impurities, The PiUs and Ointment are sold at Professor Holloway' ESTABLISHMENT, 33. Oxford-street, London. also by nearly weety respectable Vendor of Medicine throughout the Civilised W jrid, in Boxes and Pots, at Is lid. 2. 9d., 4s 6d.. lis., 22s. _4338. each. The smallest Box of Pills contains four dozen, and the smallest Pot of Ointment one ounce. full psintod directions are aaxed to each Box and Put, and HE had is any language, even in Turkish, Arabic, Armenian Ptrsian, or Chinese 6903 WANTED. DISTRICT SECRETARY WASTED AT MERTHYR TYDFIL by a Life Insurance Company, offering novel features. Salary jElOO per annum, with Com- missions.—Address, Manager, 20, Sidney Terrace, Hassett- road, Homerton, Loudon, E. A p-eference will be given to the Candidate who is prepared to invest £ 50 in the Capital of the Company. -7018 WASTED. GENERAL SERVANT and NURSE wanted by Mrs. R. Edwards. Draper, High-Street, Merthyr. Good wages will be given to suitable persons. 702a TO "cO OPtliS. WANTED a Cooper, who would bo willing to asipst in the General Work of the Brewery.—Pernaa^ nent situation at good wages to a steady man. -Apply to X.I., Post Office, Merthyr Tydfil. TO PARENTS OD GLTA ^DIANS. WANTED a Well Educated Youth as ar Apprentice.-Apply to R. P. Rees, Chemist and Druggist (by Examination;, Dowlais. 7022 MERTHYR TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. TO IRONMONGERS. j rpHE Board hereby invites TENDERS for the JL supply of IRONMONGERY GOODS and ENGINE STORES for ON I: YItAR, from the 21st day of June, 1875. Forms of Tender may be had on application to the Board's Surveyor, The lowest or other Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Sealed Tenders to be left at the Office of the Board on or before Tuesday, the loth inst. 7040 THOMAS WILLIAMS, Merthyr Tydtil, 3rd June, 1S75, Clerk to the Board. Mhtii'HJTR TYDFIL LOUAL BOAKD OF HEALTH. TO PAINTERS. THE Board hereby invite TENDERS for Paint- ing the Wood and Iron Work in connection with their Water Works, and also the Fire Escape and Hose Keel. Specification of the work to be done may be seen at the Office cf the Surveyor to the Board. Specification of the work to be done may be seen at the Office cf the Surveyor to the Board. Sealed Tenders, endorsed "Tender for Painting," to be left at the Office of the Board. No. 71, High-street, Merthyr, on or before TUESDAY, 15th June, 1875. The lowest or other Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Dated this 26th day of May, ls75. THOMAS WILLIAMS, 7020 Clerk to the Board. AT EKTHYB TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. TO BUILDERS. THE Board hereby invite TENDERS for the Erection and Completion of Two COTTAGES on their Farms at Troedyrhiw. Plans, Sections, and Specifications may be seen at the Office of the Surveyor to the Board. Sealed Tenders, endorsed "Tender for Cottages," to be left at the Office of the Board. No. 71, High-street, Merthyr, on or before TUESDAY, 1. th June, 1875. The lowest or other Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Dated this 26th oay of May. 1875. THOMAS WILLIAMS, 7021 Clerk to the Foard. MERTHYR TYDFIL UNION, CONTRACT FOR SUPPLIES FOR THE WORKHOUSE, MERTHYR, AND THE ABERDARE HOSPITAL. Til HE Guardians desire TENDERS for the JL Supply of Sides of Beef, and Legs cut close to the rump. Mutton, Bacon. Bread, Flour plain tie), Oatmeal (Irish). Potatoes. Coai. Butter, Cheese, and Milk. Out-Door Supplies at Merthyr, Dowlais, Hirwain, Aberdare, and Mountain Ash. Beef and Mutton. The Tenders for Bread, Meat, Bacon, Butter. Cheese, Flour, Oatmeal, Milk, Potatoes, and Coal. to be for Three Months only. viz,, from June 27t!- 10 September 2ith. 1S75, both inclusive. Sureties tv be •><. din Tender. Sam- ples where practicable. All goods to be delivered at the Workhouse or Aberdare Hospital, and the Contractors to state in their Tenders whether they are prepared to deliver the goods at either or both places. Payments quarterly, but Bakers, Butchers, and Grocers may draw on account once in the middle of the quarter. Tenders to be sent in on or before SATURDAY, June 19th, 187-i, in the Forms to be had on application to the Mas. ter of the.Workhouse, who will furnish all other particulars. Tenders, unless received on Saturday, 19th, at Ten a.m., will not be opened. By order, FRANK JAMES, Clerk. High Street, Merthyr, June 10th, 1875. Xo Goods to be supplied, or work done for the Work- house or Hospital without a Written Order, signed by the Clerk. All Accounts for the June quarter to be made up to the 24th June, and sent in to the Master by that day. "FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE. Deuteronomy, cbap. xii., verse 23. OL.A.RKL:7S WORLD FAMKD BLOOD MIXTURE. Trade Mark,—"Blood Mixture." THE GREAT BLOOD PUBIFIEK AND RESTORER. SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Blotches, Ulcerated Sere Legs, Old Sores, Glandular Swellings, Cancerous Ulcers, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Boils, Carbuncles, Ringworms, Scald Heads, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch, Scurfs, Ducolourations of the Skin, Humours and Diseases of the Skin of whatever name or nature, are literally carried out of the system in a snort time by the use of this world-famed Medicine. HOU3ANDS OF TESTIMONIALS FROM ALL PARTS. IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL.-Cleanse the JL vitiated blood whenever you tind its impurities bursting through the »kin in pimples, eruptions, or sores; cleanse it when you hud it obatruoted and sluggish in the veins cleanse it when it is foul, and your feelings will tell you when. Keep the blood pure, and the health of the system will follow. As this mixture is pleasant to the taste, and 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 value. CLARKE'S WORLD-FAMED BLOOD MIX- C TURE is sold in Bottles. 2s 6d each, and in cases, containing six times the quantity, lis each-sufficient to effect a permanent cure in the great majority of long- standing casei.-BY ALL CHEMlSrS and PATEJVT MEVI. CINE VENDORS throughout the United Kingdom and the world, or sent to any address on receipt of 30 or 132 stamps, by the Proprietor, F. J. CLARKE, Chemist, Apothecaries' Hall, Lincoln. Wholesale: Ail Patent Medicine Houses. 6869 LONDON DEPOT: i5o. OXFORD STREET. LOCAL AGENTS Mr L. P. Jones, Ebbw Vale. Mr W. J, While, 128, High street, Merthyr. Mr Reee Thomas, 143, High-street, Merthyr. air T, W. Bum, CoouaerciaUtreet, Aberdare- DR. HUNTER pecial Lcctures to Young Men, on HE ALT I' IS RESTORATION, AND HAPPY MARRIAGES. When [,, arry, with advice to those who contemplate marriagf>, panting out certain impediments which render marrie i^' unhappy, and directions for their op:i dy removal. Should be read by all who vi'ue houith. strength, and Manhood, and wish to atta:n a hay ujre. Post free on receipt of t'so stamp* 1 S..OHETAUT. Institute of Anatomy, Birmingham. 703(5 THE REVEREND JOHN ROGERS—DECEASED. PURSUANT to the Statute 22nd and 23rd j. Victoria, Cap. 35, intituled an Act to further amend the law of property, and to relieve Trustees." Notice is hereby given that all creditors, and other persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of the Reverend John Rogers, late of Pontardaf, iL the parish of Vaynor, in the county of Brecon, Clerk deceased, who died on the twenty-first day of August, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four), and whose will was proved in the Principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, on the fourth day of March, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five, by the Reverend John Jones Rogers, in the will called John Rogers', Clert, and Evin Jones Rogers in the will called Evan Rogers), the Eons of the said deceased, the executors in the said will, are hereby required to se-d in particulars of their claims and demands to u- the undersigned the Solicitors for the said Executors, at our Otlise, 21'>. Victoria-Street, Merthyr Tyrlfil. on or before the seventeenth day of July, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five. after which last mentioned day the said Executors will proceed to distribute the whole of the assets of said deceased amo'1g the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which the sai 1 Executors shall then have notice, and the said Executors will not be liable for the said assets or any part thereof after such distribution to any person of whose claim or demand they shall not then have had notice. 7035 MORGAN, WHI 'E, A WHxTE, Solicitors to the said Executors. Dated this Second day of Juie. 1875. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN~pursuant to a Decretal Order of the County Court of Glamorgan- shire, holden at Merthyr Tydfil, in the suit of Samuel Powell Dfcvies, of Pontlotfyn, in the parish of Gellygaer, in the county of Glamorgan, Plaintiff, and John Penry Williams, of Pontlottyn aforesaid, Baptist Minister, a-id William Croft, of Pontlottyn aforesaid, draper and grocer (executors of the last will aad testament of William Williams, late of the Railway Inn and railway shop situate at Pontlottyn aforesaid, licenced victualler and shopkeeper, deceased), and Charles Rice Harris, of Tredegar, attorney-at-law, Defendants, that all creditors and persons having any claims or demands on or against the estate of the said William Williims deceased, are hereby required to send in particulars of their debts, claims, or demands to the undersigned, the Solicitors of the said executors, on or before the 14th day of June next, after which late the said Court will proceed to administer the estate of the said William Williams deceased, and order the distribution of the assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the said executors shall then have had notice, and that they shall not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part thereof so distributed, to any person of whose debt or claim thev shall not then have had notice. Dated this 19th day of May, 1875. 7037 C. F. & G. JAMES, 134, High-Street, Merthyr Tydfil. Solicitors. GLAMORGANSHIRE. -\TOTlCE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at the next J3I General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Glamorgan will be holden at the Tawn Hall, in the Town of Cardiff, in and for the said County, on Monday, the 28th day of June, 1875, atOne ofthecJockin the Afternoon of the same day, when the Justices then present will proceed with the General Business relating to the Public and Financial Busi- ness of the County, and also to the Constabulary. The Grand Jurors must attend on Tuesday, the 29th day of June, 1875, at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon, when they will be sworn. All Prosecutors and Witnesses, bound by recogni- zance, from the several districts of Cardiff, Caerphilly, Cow- bridge, Dinaspowis, Llandatf, and Pontypridd, must attend on the same day, and at the'same hour; an 1 onlwednesday, the 30th day of June, all Prosecutors and Witnesses bound ')y recognizance from the several districts of A berdare, Bridgend, Gower, Merthyr, Neath, Pontardawe, and Swansea, must attend at Ten o'clock in the Forenoon. All Appeals must be entered before the fitting of the Court, on Monday, the 28th day of June next, and the same will be heard at the sitting of the Court on the following day. All Jurors and Persons supeenaed or bound by recognizance are required to attend such Sessions, at the days and times aforesaid, All Claims on the County Stock must be delivered at my Office, on or before the 7th day of June, 1875. No costs will be allowed unless taxed at the same Sessions. Depositions are to be sent to me by the 24th day a f June, 1875. THO. DALTON, 7038 Cardiff, 31st May, 1875. Clerk of the Peace. SUN LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY. LONDON.—Established L810. BONUS. "tpHE following are examples of the Premiums t charged and the Cash Bonuses paid at the last Quin. quennial Division. Age 20 Age 30 Age 40 j Age 60 Premium for £ 100.. jeil61lt.e2 9 2 R3 6 6 £ 4 14 5 CASH BONUSES paid on policies in force 5 years., £ 2 1 7 [ £ 3 5 <7 £ 3 19 0 £ 4 lai] 10 „ 2 10 3 3 6 7 4 7 5 <j 1 t 20 „ 2 16 8 3 12 8 4 lf> 6 7 16 1< Policies effected before Midsummer will participate in the next DIVISION of PROFITS, J. G. PRIESTLEY, Actuary. AGENT. [6983 MERTHYR TYDFIL.. Jh, D. PMCE. TO STEAW MILLJZSER -7'- WANTED immediately Two experiencec Hands also several Improvers and Apprentices. Apply to Misa Butler, 4, Befchesda-Street, Merthyr. 7039
THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS AND THE DUTY OF THE MEN. THE prospect begins to brighten, and the effects of the panic which spread over the district at the beginning of last week are dying out. By this we do not mean that trouble and anxiety have been removed or that the working-classes are likely to enjoy an immunity from suffering which, to a very great extent, they have brought upon themselves. But th, re are hopeful signs of a revived interest being taken in the Ply- mouth and Aberdare Works. The publi- cation of the liabilities and assets has gone far to restore public confidence, and it may even come to pass that, under the manage- ment of Mr. POTHERGILL, who deservedly holds a high position in the country as a man of business and an experienced iron- master, a new. Company will be formed to carry on the vast concern- which have proved so fruitful a source of advantage to the locality. It is impossible, of course, to predicate the precise plan of action which will be adopted. It is sufficient to say that investigation goes to show that with a- larger capital, and freedom from the malign influences of strikes, the manufacture of iron, in conjunction with the winning of coal from the collieries, the yield of which is virtually inexhaustible, can be carried on with fair profit on both sides of the Aber- dare mountain. Depressed as trade has been, it is impossible to destroy the value of mineral products, and a reaction has already set in of an encouraging nature. We stated last week that the greatest possible sym- pathy had been expressed for Mr. FOTHER- GILL. During the period that has elapsed since we last addressed our readers, that feeling has become intensified to a degree which cannot fail to prove extremely gratify- ing to the hon. member for Merthyr. For anything we can see there need not, of necessity, be an avoidance of the seat for Merthyr, which a large and influential body of electors conferred on Mr. FOTHERGILL. The disturbance occasioned by a contest, it is to be hoped, may be rendered unneces- sary, and hasty action is to be deprecated for many reasons. If, as we expect, Mr. FOTHERGILL should be appointed to carry on the works, as manager of a Company, and the estates realise what it is anticipated they will, no difficulty will arise to pre- vent the hon. gentleman remaining repre- sentative of a borough with which he has been so long connected. Certainly, no disposition to call upon him to resign has been manifested, and unless the law makes it imperative that he should do so, the people of Merthyr are not the class who would take advantage of misfortune to deprive a friend and neighbour of honour II legitimately won. There is another point to which reference may be made in the interest of both capital and labour. The men now have had con- ceded to them the principle of arbitration for which they contended, and the last stumbling-block has been removed. The question of wages will henceforth be deter- mined on a fair representation of both sides of the case, whenever disputes arise, to a competent tribunal. The pretext for strikes has therefore been removed, and the men owe it to themselves, to their families, the trade of the district, seriously imperilled b> agitation, never again to act in a fitful and wayward manner at the bidding of dema- gogues from a distance. There will be no chance of reviving the staple industrios of the locality if any doubt remains on this point. People hesitate to enter into con- tracts when the fulfilment of them depends largely on the caprices of the working classns, and the attempt which is being made to conserve the Plymouth and Aberdare esta- blishments, and preserve them in their integrity, must fail if some assurance of fidelity to an agreement, entered into with doubt and no small reluctance on the part of employers, is not given. There are also other sufferers by the inconsequential mode of action which for several years has characterised the men, who have said but little of their loss and trouble. The shop- keepers of the locality minister to the wants of the community with admirable enterprise and promptitude. We do not mean to assert that customers exist for tradesmen On the contrary, we readily admit that the latter are called into being by the power and profit in meeting their requirements. Still there is an inter-dependent influence going on which ought not to be undervalued or ignored. Many tradesmen have invested all they possess in business among us, and in days of trouble have given ample credit to necessitous customers. Surely they also deserve some consideration at the hands of the men to whom they have been stead last friends in by-gone years, and to whom many are under deep oblation at the present time. We sincerely hope that better feel- ings will prevail, and that an identity of interest will operate to check agitation in L future. Nothing has been gained but loss in the past, so far as the inhabitants of this locality is concerned, and any advantages which may have arisen are possessed by the communities from whence the demagogic leaders came. We counsel the men in this crisis to act in a manner which may inspire confidence. If they do not the initial step will be taken towards the removal of the iron trade elsewhere, for the Plymouth artd Abernant Works are not the only establish- ments in South Wales in danger of being permanently cripplod by the ruinous policy which sanctions the destruction of the goooe for the sake of its eggs. There is farther a word of caution and advice we wish to say in the kiudest spirit The mortality of the children has been less than usu tl during tI e late strike and leck-out. u hy ? They have,' been fed every day with simple hue sufficient food, and charity has done for them what their natural protectors neglected tu accomplish. Are they as well carod for in periods of prosperity at home? We trow not. In too many cases they are left to chance and domestic economy, as far as regards their physical development and the provision of adequate sustenance is ( ften sadly neglected. Many colliers and iron- workers think too much of the good of the public houses they frequent than of their homes, and a radical change in favour of sobriety must take place before they can hope to raise themselves above want. The chance is now before them of turning over a new leaf. If they are wise they will see to it that a change for the better is made forth- with
THROAT IRRITATION. — Tha thront and windpipe are esperially liable to inflammation, causing sorenew and dryness, tickling and irritation. inducing couzh and affei-ting the voice. For these symptoms use glycerine in the foirn of jujubes. Glycerine, in these agieeabii; confections, being in proximity to the glands at the raonn nt they arc excited by the act of sucking, becomes actively healing. (Jd. and 1s. bcxes (by post 8 or 15 Rtamps), anil tins. Is. 6d. labelled JAMES Eppa & Co Homoeopathic Chemists, 48, Threadneedle- Street, and 170, Piccadilly, London."—Selling Agent in Cardiff, R. Drane, Chemist, 8, Queen-Street. 7oll
DELICATE CHILDREN^—Weakening Diseases require Tonic Treatment.—The condition of the blood in Children suff ering from General Debility, Rickets, Spinal Disease, Wasting, Paralysis and Consumption; from Spasmodic Croup, Epilepsy. Worms, Weak Eyes and all Eruptions. is one of poverty, re- quiring a Tonic to enrich it, and clear the system from all impurities, The best Medicine for all the above ailments is ST EDM AN- PHILLIP*' TONIC OROPS, which will add color to Lh.) cheeks and restore tho little patients to robust health, and parents should not fail to give them a proper course. Prices 1.,¡tcL, 2s. 3d., and is, Od -Of all Chemists or a large bottie sent for &!i.—P.O O. by the Proprietor of S ted man's Teething Powders, the safest remedy of their kind for Infants Ttething. Depot-i8, East-Road, London, N. i031
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. WELSH CONGREGATIONAL SERVICES AT TROEDYRHIW. —These annual special services were held on .Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, in Sarou chapel. Servico on Saturday commenced at 7 p.m. The following were the preachers: The Rev. W. A. Griffiths, of Narb-rth, and Prifessor Jones, M.A., of Carmarthen. On Sun- day mornina, the Revs. J. Evans, Carmarthen, and W. i hotnas, Gwynfe on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. J. Tlionias, Bryn, and a gentlemau from Dowlais mi Sunday evening the Rev. H. Jones, Ffaldybrenin, ami R. Morgan, St. Clear's. The concluding service was held on Monday evening, when the preachers were the Revs. O. R. Owen, Landore, and J. H. Jones, Yst»ly- fera. On Sunday the choir of the chapel sang xn anthem with their usual ability, and it was much en- joyed. The title of the anthem is-" Pwy sydd ft 1 yr Arglwydd ?" Collections were made, and the services were well attended. THE AUSTRALASIA COAL COMPANY. — We have tuuch pleasure in announcing that Mr. T. P. Moody, la'e of Cyfarihfa, now in the employ of the Waratah Coal < ompany aR mining engineer, has been, at the recommendation of Mr. James Robyns, appointed mining manager and mining engineer of the Austra- lasia Coal Company. The Company may congratulate itself on securing the valuable services of a gentleman of Mr. Moody's qualifications and experience in coal mining matters. There can be no doubt that this step, on the part of the directors, coupled with the nvunl advantage of the site selected for the operations of the Company, will assist greatly in making the undertaking a great success.
MBirrrTYTl BOARD OF GUARDIANS The weekly meeting of the above Board took place on Saturday at the Workhouse, Mr. G. T. Clark (chair. man* presiding. There were also present — vlossrs. J. W. Jones, T. E. Williams, W. Watkin, Henry Thomas, J. Snelling, vV. Williams, W. Smyth, J. W. James, Ifres TJPwi«, T. Lloyd. Aaron Davies, G. Watson, J. r,fv W 1/ T.l. Vj,v«dlyn, E. P. Davies, T. W, iivans, D. Davies, J. Williams, and the Rev. W. D«.vi< s. CHARITABLE RELIEF. Thf Clerk read the following letter, and also the circular to which it referred :— Llandulaa, Abergele, May 29th, 1875. Snt, -I am directed by Mr. Doyle, Local Government Board Inspector, to send you the enclosed circular, and to request that you will be so obliging as to let him know whether your Board of Guardians will agree to co-operate in the manner referred to in the circular. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, Frank James, Esq. G. W. THOMAS. The circular, which was from the ''Society of Organising Charitable Relief," &c., stated that persons frequently applied for relief in London though they had previously resided in the country, and that benevolent individuals in the metropolis received applications from persons who still lived on side. The society, thtrefore, asked the Board's co-operation and assistance with regard to what information they might require as to the ante. cedents of each applicant. The Chairman remarked that the Board had nothing to gain or losa by agreeing to the request. The question was whether on public grounds the Board woulci answer the letter promising to give any information that might be of assistance. He thought they might do this. Mr. W. Smyth supposed no money would be required from the Board. (A laugh.) The Chairman said there was not, and drew attention to the fact that Mr. Doyle spoke in a commendatory manner with reference to the society. The Clerk said it appeared that the secretly was a person named Bosanquet. The Chairman I never yet knew a Bosanquet who was not respectable. They are the descendants of those French refugees who came over to this country because of their love to Protestantism, and to such we all owe a great deal from Sir Samuel Romilly downw rds. The Board then decided to adopt the chairman's sug- gestion. VACCINATION AND SMALL-POX. It was reported that there were no more small-pox cases or deaths, and that there had been 45 persons suc- cessfully vaccinated. A "KEEP-SAKE FROM THE LOCK-OUT. The Clerk stated that bills to the extent of JE449, the product of the recent lock-out, had been received from tradesmen. He asked if the Board would issue placards calling in those accounts which had not been received. Mr. J. Williams argued that if the local tradespeople did not send in the bills themselves it only proved they were not in want of money. The Clerk said that while the Board had not put out placards before it must be remembered they had not had a lock-out on any previous occasion. The Chairman remarked that if he had a ba'ance at the banker's in his own name he liked to know if it was his own. Dr. James thought the vouchers would show. It was eventually agreed that the outstanding claims be called in. AN EPIDEMIC IN THE HOUSE. The Clerk said he had an important matter to bring before the Board, and he then read the following com- munication from the house surgeon. Gentlemen, —I am sorry to have to report that eight casus of erysipelas have recently appeared at the Infir- mary, one of which has ended fatally, and another, that of a woman only recently confined, wil). I am afraid, terminate in death. I have from its first appearance taken every precaution to prevent its spreading, such as confining the cases in separate wards, and preventing the attendants from communicating with patients in other parts of the Infirmary. I have also arranged thitt one of the nurses should attend to the confinements and the food duties, whilst the other looks after the con- tadous cases but, unfortunately, as you will see by the accompanying table of the cases, the disease has ap- peered in various parts of the Infirmary. There are several causes which may assist the spread of contagious disorders, the principal of which are de- fec!'ve drainage, overcrowding, bad ventilation, &c. The two former, I am afraid, have very materially assisted in the spreading of the present cases, certainly overcrowding. The cubic spaces average at the Innr- unary about 500 cubic feet for aU kinds of cases for each patient, and a Local Government Inspector has recently asserted that 1,000 and even 1,500 cubic feet for each case may, under certain circumstances, be too small an amount of space. 1 have previously complained of the existence of very disagreeable odours at the Infirmary, especially in the surgery, and the nurses have noticed some in other parts of the building, which most pro- bably indicate defective drainage. I might mention that I have not had any private cases of this nature for lorae considerable time, therefore I could not in any way have introduced or kept up the disease at the Infir- mary. I would respectfully ask the Board to allow confinements for some time to be conducted in some part of the body of the house, as 1 consider it danger- ous for such cases te be brought up to the Infirmary at present. I have carefully drawn out the accompanying table, so that the gentlemen of the Board may see at a glance the particulars of each case. It will also be observed that the first case and one other were intro- duced from without. I have consulted our health officer, Mr. Dyke, upon the matter, and have to thank him for his assistance. (Signed) COKNELIUS BIDDLE, L. R. O. P. Eight cases were mentioned in the table; one was re- ported as having died, but as this was the case of an old person, death was partly attributable to natural decay. The master added after the report was read, that the confinement case had ended fatally. The Chairman said the Guardians had two points to consider, one was what they would do with the persons now suffering, and what should be done as to the primary causes of the evil, such as draioage, to which the doctor thought the spread of the disorder was par. tially attributable. They happened to have, in Merthyr, ahospital. The Master: Bryant'g Field Hospital. The Chairman said this place was net now in use, and he put it to them whether it would not be convenient to move the patients into it if they could be safely re- moved. If they could do this they could tbeu set to work and cleanse the Infirmary. The drainagfi matters should be referred to a committee. It appeared to be one of those cases in which they hardly knew where the infection came from. The Master remarked that nothing likely to cause in- fection in the surgery could be found. 1 ha Chairman thought that in cases of confinement the woman was more liable to infection, but had they not better take a broader view, and remove all the patients? The master apparently thought that could be safely done. It was a serious thing to have a con- tagion of that description at the place, and they had better "stamp it out." The Clerk By removing some of the patients into the other hospital? The Chairman thought the whole matter had better be attended to. Mr. T. W. Evans asked what waa the capacity of the Infirmary ? The Master Sixty-eight patients. Mr. Evans How many are in now? The Master: Forty.six. Dr. James And how many deaths have occurred ? The Master: Two. Dr. James: Has the average mortality been more than usual? The Master No, less. The Chairman said the Board had heard the doctor's letter, and it was for them to decide what to do. Mr. J. Williams suggested that a special committee be appointed to sit during the week and report to the Board next Saturday. In answer to the Chairman, he said he was quite prepared to agree to the committee meeting at oncc, having power to remove the patients as early as possible. Mr. W. Smyth thought that the Board had better dec de at once. The Chairman You cannot do that without the doctor. Mr. Smyth: The master says they can all be removed. The Master: I did not say so. I said as far as I kn,w. I should not like to say that. The Rev. W. Davies supported the suggestion. Dr. James asked if it was necessary to remove all the patients to the Bryant's Field Hospital ? The Master said the infection had been in several rooms. Mr. Evans thought it was understood that all be removed. The Chairman pointed out that the committee would have to meet the doctor, and they had better have power to decide. After some remarks from Dr. James and Mr. Smyth, The Chairman said it could not be anticipated what the committee would do; they had better have power to decide on the whole matter. They would have to meet the doctor. The following committee was then appointed, on the understanding that they met that afternoon Messrs. J. Williams, J. Matthews, T. W. Evans, W. Smyth, and Dr. James. MR. JONES'S LAST LABOUR REPORT. Mr. W. Jones, who had been acting as superintendent of labour during the lock-out and strike, r a.) the fol lowing, bis last report-The Aberv.n. lUiusd. Heol- gerrig, Pontycapel, Brynna, Twyityuain. «ujd Pciirbiw- gymro roads have all been measured, and the superin- tendents say that Blr. Harrmr was very Caieful in mensurmgand making Hmself acquainted with all the details. The .shed which was erected by this ij >ard for the ijtone hii^.k 't;; will be taken by the Looai Board of Healt i. Air. Harpur, the surveyor, wii 1 vdue the timber in a day or so. The shed erected hy ibe Ply- mouth Iron Co. at Duffryn will be taken back at a valuation, and credit will be given in your account 1 here is a sum of £ 14 13s. Id. due to this Board from James, for stones supplied him for metalling the mute and the market place- I have plueed thi,< account in the hands of the master f>»r collection. There is due to this Board from the county i ad sur- veyor, for stone-breaking, £ 2 14s. This account 1 have also left in the hands of the master for collection. Thi8 report, gentlemen, is the last I shall imtk; in the capacity of superintendent of out-door relict and labour. The appointment whioh I have held ..i..ue 17th of February last has been a most trying one, .in 1 some- j times very hazardous. I trust that I h;iv\ given you j all the satisfaction tbat it was possible for me t give I The report was received with applause, and after Mr. done* had retired, j The Chairman said that when he was engaged no I sum as regarded remuneration was named, and perhaps the Guardians had better take a week to consider about it. Mr. Evans remarked tint V* <V vs d V 1 Ji :t day. The Chairman thought it tue Board ii^d come to that conclusion they had better say so. Their opinion of his services would be fortified by the payxnent they would have to make him. The Clerk, in answer to a guardian, said that all the other officials temporarily engaged had been paid off. The Rev. W. Davies said Mr. Jones had been engaged since February 17th, and had worked during all the frost and snow from about eight o'clock in the morning till about nine o'clock at night. Mr. Smyth thought Mr. Jones had better submit his bill. The Chairman acquiesced, but said the clerk would see him about it. The Clerk It is not a matter of gratuity. Mr. Smyth Certainly not; I am sure he has done us very valuable service. The Chairman J think he has performed his services very well, and now it is desirable that he name some sum which will satisfy him and us. Dr. James We ought to have some idea of what it should be. The Chairman In seven days you will acquire more wisdom. (Laughter.) Mr. J. Williams thought the matter should be left as suggested by the Chairman. Dr. James added that the Clerk should ascertain from Mr. Jones what he wanted, or else the Board would be in exactly the same position that day week. The Chairman thought that at the end of the week data would be put before them by the clerk. He did not wi-h the Board to commit themselves to too much or to too little. The question was then adjourned. MASTER'S REPORT. The following was the Master's report for the week :— —Admitted. 9; born, 1; discharged, 15 died, 1 re- maining, 287 in the house the corresponding week last year, 243. There was no further public business. The committee appointed to consider the present state of the hospital met, and came to the conclusion that it was advisable to remove the patients to the hospital, and resolved to lay this recommendation before the Board on Saturday next. MERTHYR RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. The monthly meeting of this Authority was held on Saturday last at the Union Workhouse. Mr. J. Matthews (chairman) presided, there also being present —Messrs Watson, D. E. Williams, J. Snelling, Watkin Watkins, W. Williams, and Henry Thomas. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and passed the following business was transacted. PAROCHIAL COMMITTEES. The following report of the Vaynor Parochial Committee was read by Dr. Dyke, the Medical Officer of Health. Vaynor-Lord Raglan, Cefn, May 7th, 1875. Pre- sent. Mr. H. Thomas (chairman), Messrs. Snelling and Richard Thomas. The inspector's report was read. It was proposed that a notice be given to Mrs. Morgan to abate the nuisance between High-street and Dan-y-Deri Road, to be completed within seven days. Ordered that the inspector have some bills posted to prevent persons from throwing ashes in any place but the asbpits provided for the purpose. It was recommended that the bill of Mr. Richard Thomas, amounting to £2 for the use of the room, be paid. May 14th. Present, Messrs F. Morgan, W. Wat- kins, M. Morgan, R. Thomas, and J. Snelling. It was proposed and seconded, that Mr. M. Jones, Penrhiw- glais, was to carry on the scavenging for the ensuing year as before. It was proposed and seconded, that the Parochial Committee of this parish meet from this time at 5.30 p.m. It was recommended that an ashpit be erected at the end of the railway bridge, High-street, Cefn. He wished to ask if it was compe- tent to elect any but an ex-officio or a guardian to the chair. The report was adopted without any comment of interest. Dr. Dyke then read the following :— Penderyn-Bodwigiad Arms, Hirwain, May 23rd. 1875. Present, Mr. George Williams (chairman), Messrs D. Evans, and John Jones. The surveyor's report, stating that he had inspected the parish and found the whole to be in a very favourable condition, was read. Resolved that the chairman see David Williams, builder, and request him to complete the naming and numbering of the streets and houses in Mill-street, Hirwain. That as the supply of water to the station, town, and Mill-street is at all times in the summer very scanty, this committee desires that the Rural Sanitary Authority should enquire of the Aberdare ijocal Board as to the powers they may have tor the supply of water to the above named places, and as to when they the said Board intend to exercise these powers. He then inquired what it was possible for the above Board to do with regard to the water? The Clerk (Mr. James): Supply the water. Dr. Dyke asked if that power extended to any part of the parish of Penderyn? The Clerk thought it would only apply to that portion which was included in the parish of Hirwain. that was if the Act stated Hirwain parish. It was agreed that the clerk be instructed to look into the legal stipulations. The report oi the Rhigos committee was then read as follows :— Rhigos-New Inn, May 28th. The report of the surveyor was read, and it Was recommended that notice be given to William Evans, of Ivorites, Pont- walby, that he had neglected to remove the ashes ftom the ashpits according to his contract, and that he do immediately remove the ashes therefrom and continue to do so regularly under forfeiture of the penalty in his contract. That notices be served by the inspector upon the owners of houses at Pontwalby to provide sufficient privy accommodation to the said houses before the first day of August next following, and that he do also give or send to such owners copies of the specifications of privies approved of by the Rural Sanitary Autho. rity. That notice be served upon Thomas Davies, of Plas-y-felin, Glyn-Neath, to cleanse the tramroad at the back of Hirwain Road, Pontwalby. That the time allowed to David Bevan. Esq., Vale of Neath Brewery, Neath, to cleanse a foul cesspit at the Butcher's Arms, Hirwain Road, Pontwalby, and to make a proper watertight cesspit having expired, and as he had neither cleansed the one or made the other, the com- mittee recommend that he be summoned for his neglect. That a well be sunk in a field at the village, that the depth thereof shall not be more than 30 feet, and the diameter 3 feet in the clear, that the walling be done in the usual manner, and that the sinking and walling thereof be let by contract. That upon the confirmation of this minute by the Rural Sanitary, the clerk do seek for permission from Walter de Winton, Esq." the proprietor of the land, for the use in perpetuity of the site of the said well, means of access thereto and for the water to be obtained therefrom. Upon the com- pletion of the sinking and walling of such well that a pump be fixed thereto. Dr. Dyke asked what penalty Evans could be made to pay, if any ? It was pointed out by Mr. Jones, the surveyor, that no penalty was mentioned in the contract, and it was therefore evident that he was not liable. Dr. Dyke thought it absolutely necessary that all the Board's works should be contracted for in a proper manner, 4 The Clerk said the matter had been represented to him as being but a very small affair, but if an agree- ment had been made by Evans to clear the ashpits for a given time and he had not done so, the surveyor could get somebody else to go on with it and the amount of expense could be charged against the proper man. This course was decided upon. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr. Jones, the surveyor, read his report as follows Cefncoed. To the Chairman and Members of the Merthyr Typfil Rural Sanitary Authority. GENTLEMEN,—I have to report that I have this month visited the undermentioned places in my district, as followsPontlottyn six times, Tir Phil three times, Cefn, Penderyn, Fochriw, and Hirwain twice; Bargoed, Cwmtaff, Cwmhwnt, Graig Rhymney, Troedyrhiw. fuwch, Heugoed, Gellygaer Village, Newtown, Pont- sticill and Pontwalby once. Gellygaer -1 posted bills calling tenders for the re- moval of ashes, &c., from the ashpits at Tir Phil. I have received three tenders which I lay before you. I posted bills calling tenders for making cisterns, &c., at Fochriw. I have received two tenders which I lay before you. I find that the Dowlais Company have commenced to make cesspits at Brithdir Huts, Deri. I find that the cesspits built by the Dowlais Company on Caeglas, Fochriw, were not properly made in wet weather the cesspits fill, and in dry the water sinks. I have received the following bills, which I have exa. mined :— Mr. J. P. Biddle, 8 cast-iron ashpits, seven for Tir Phil and one for Fochriw, at JE4 8s. each—JESS 4s. Mr. Wallace, for making drain at Tir Phil, JE15. Messrs. Parry sent bill for Ids. for cleansing ashpits at Tir Phil; I object paying him more than 13s. From Mr. Jacob Williams for the remaining JE80 for the drain at Pontlottyn, £\)2. Penderyn—The medical officer of health, Mr. G. James, solicitor, and myself, attended the Cefn petty sessions against Mr. Whittington, agent for owner of houses in Price's-place, Mill-street, Hirwain. Mr. Whi.'t'ngton was ordered to pay costs, to make proper traps to drains, and to make proper privy accommoda- tion in two months. Vaynor—1 have received bills for use of rooms for committee at Cefn Hotel eight months, at Lord Raglan 1" He added that he had drawn Mr. Harpur's attention to the condition of the Dowlais Company S cesspits, and he had promised to bring the matter under notice. Dr. Dyke remarked that these pits had been so made that they were simply catch pits" for The Clerk said they were not made water-tight, so that the water oozed into them and filled them up. Dr. Dyke inquired what course could be pursued towards having them remedied. The Clerk said all they could do would be to see that the surveyor carried out the orders he had received. He thought he was ordered to summon the Company. The Surveyor pointed out tha,t they had attended to th I t pMt of th«ir property to which iiie instructions to summon referred. The matter was then left in the surveyor's hands, with instructions to Ree that the alterations were made. A Guardian drew attention to the fact that the Gelligaer parochial committee had not named and numbered the stress at Deri and Fochriw. It was agreed th.-it their attention be drawn to this matter, and with this the report was adopted. TENDERS. Three tenders were presented for the cleansing of the Tir Phil ash-pits. One was an offer to do the work at Is. 6d. per pit per week, another to do thorn all at 12s. a week, and the third from Charles Man to e.apty the pits twice a week at Is. each. The last was accepted as being the lowest tender. With regard to the laying of the new cistern and pipes at Fochriew Mr. John Matthews tendered for the work at .£63, and Mr. David Morgan at £7210i!. The Surveyor said he had estimated this work at 154, but he had omitted the cost of the extra cutting underneath the railway. It was remarked that this would bring the estimate very near the tender of Mr. Matthews, which was accordingly accepted. ACCOUNTS. Mr. Jacob Williams, the contractor for the new drain at Pontlottyn, applied for a further sum of X92 on account. Jt having been shown that this would still leave a balance of over j638, the money was ordered to be paid. Among other accounts payment was ordered of a bill of 24 14s from Mr. H. W. Southey. (general printing), and a balance of k2 to Mr. Benjamin Davies for laying ashpits at Penderyn. NBW BATE CALLS. It was ordered that the following calls be made payable on July 1st and October 1st:— Gelligaer JE500 special, jE35 general. Penderyn JE35 „ jES „ Rhigos JB70 „ 94 „ Vaynor X15 „ jES „ jEoSO „ JB48 „ There was no further business.
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MERTHYR POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.—(Before Drs. Davies and Probert-) DisotDEBHEa.—John Thomas, mason, was sum- moned at the instance of P.C. Cole for drunkenness and rioting at High-street, Dowlais, on the 29th ult. This being defendant's third appearance, a fine of 10s. and the costs was inflicted, which he preferred paying to undergoing the alternative of imprisonment, which was offered.—John Jones and Cornelius Mahony, puddlers, were summoned for behaving in a similar manner at Gas-row, Dowlais, on the 30th ult. The same officer gavi evidence. Jones admitted, but Mahoney contested the facts, and called a witness, whose evi- dence being conclusive against him, a fine of 5s. and the costs was imposed upon each, or seven days' impri- sonment with hard labour in default. Both preferred paying.—Theophilus Evans, a farrier, residing at Hir. wain, was summoned for having been found drunk while in charge of a horse at Penydarren-road on the 24th ult. It appeared from the evidence of P.C. Lidenton that the defendant was in a beastly state of intoxication, having fallen from his horse twice whilst riding upon the pavement. P.S. Olding gave corrobo. rative evidence. Defendant: Well, I had been to the Waun fair, gentlemen, and I had had a glass or two too much, but I wasn't "awfully" drunk as it says on the summons. (Laughter.) Clerk You make a mistake; the summons says "unlawfully." Defendant (in a mollified tone): Oh oh well that's a different thing altogether; I do allow that I had a glass too much. Dr. Davies There can be no doubt whatever about it, and we shall fine you 10s. and the costs John Williams, collier, a rather well-known customer, sum- moned at the instance of P.S. Bell for drunken and disorderly conduct at Canal Bank, Abercanaid, on the 20th ult., was ordered to pay a fine of 5s. and the costs, or be imprisoned with hard labour for seven days in default. He paid the money. LITTLE PILFERERS.—Bessie Colston, 12, and Mary Godfrey, 11, were summoned for having wilfully damaged portion of a river embankment, the property of John Nixon, Esq., and others. P.C. Hopkins de. posed to seeing defendants on the 24th ult. detaching some of the watlings" from the river bank at Y nisowen, and carrying them away. The mothers of the children informed their Worships that they had sent them to gather up odds And ends for firewood, but that they had given them strict injunctions not to touch anything which was valuable. The Bench dis- missed the summonses upon payment of costs. Mary Godfrey was then summoned, together with her brother Charles, aged 7, for stealing a quantity of deal wood, the property of the same Company. Defen- dants had been detected staving in the heads of some cement casks at some new buildings which are now in progress at Merthyr Vale. These summonses were also dismissed upon payment of costs. A WANTON ACT.-Thomas Lewis, Treorki, collier, a decently dressed young fellow, was placed in the dock charged with having damaged a square of glass, valued at 4s., the property of Mr. Joseph Williams, landlord of the Temple Bar Inn. High-street. It appeared that the prisoner had visited this neighbourhood a day or two previously for the purpose of a spree, and that having spent the last farthing he had about him by Friday evening, the fear of a night in the open air came before his eyes in such strong colours that he hit upon the following expedient for obtaining shelter. Walk- ing up to the door of the beerhouse to which we have referred he deliberately sent a stone in through the fanlight, and then crossed over to the police station and informed upon himself. Sergeant Jenkins, who was in charge, having satisfied his mind by an occular observa. tion, accommodated the man with a warm cell and & bed (six feet of planking). As he had no money where- with.to discharge the debt which he had incurred by his being thus boarded for the night-a mere matter of 178. -he was ordered to work it out at Swansea in ten days. COAL STEALING.—Elizabeth Ann Thomas, 22 (al- though she looked for all the world no more than half that age, was brought up charged with stealing 361bg. of coal from the Blaen Nant Incline, Aberdare, on the previous (Friday) afternoon. The prisoner had been detected by P.S. Parry walking away loaded to such an extent and in such a manner that her figure, unless viewed very closely, must have been utterly irrecog- nisable. She dropped the spoils and endeavoured to make off directly the officer hove in sight. Upon being overtaken she contended that the coal had been given her by one of the hauliers at the bottom of the incline. This young man-Thomas Williams by name-wea called to-day ond denied her statement. He also asserted that he had warned her against taking any. thing that was lying about. She, however, persisted in her story, and added that Williams had treated her to a piut of beer at the Halfway House, to both of which she could produce a witness. Williams admitted having paid for a pint whilst the prisoner was at the inn, but he contended that it was for the man by whose side she sat. The Bench ordered the accused to enter into her own recognizances in C5 to appear at Aberdare on the following day. THE MILITIA ABSENTEE HEAVILY FINED.—George Pearce, blocklayer, the young man whose case we re- ported in last week's Telegraph, now surrendered to his bail to answer further to the charge of having abseented himself from the annual training of the Devonshire Artillery Militia. The case was entered upon de novo, in consequence of the presence of fresh magistrates upon the Bench. The case at its conclusion remained exactly as it was before, and their Worships, after informing defendant that he had been guilty of a very serious offence-one for which the law prescribed as high a penalty as £20, with an alternative of six months' imprisonment, imposed a fine of JEC (costs included) or two months' imprisonment with hard labour in default. He was allowed to go in custody to Aberdare, where he hoped to be able to raise the money. A DOUBTFUL CASE.—Evan Jones, Rhondda, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a bundle of wearing apparel, valued at JE1. the property of Wm. Evans, another collier, residing at Pontlottyn. It transpired that these parties met each other at rl a Resolven on the previous (Friday) morning, and came together to this town. Prisoner fell aaWp in a public- house in High-street, and upon waking missed his bundle and his companion. The latter was afterwards arrested by P.C. Jenkins, whom he directed to go to another public-house for the bundle. This. when found, turned out to be the prisoner's own, whilst the bundle missed by the prosecutor was brought in by another man. The Bench directed the prisoner to be dis- charged. MONDAY.—(Before A. De Rutzen, Esq.) DRUNKARDS. William Price, mason, arrested by P.C. Evans in Glebeland-street on the previous Satur- day night upon a charge of riotous drunkeness, was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour in default of paying a fine of 5s. and the costs.—. Emma Jones, single, found by P.C. Townsend lying in a helpless state of drunkeness in High-street the same night, was dismissed with a caution, as also was Morris Conway, a navvy, charged by P.O. Williams with drunken and riotous behaviour at Union-streef, Dowlais, the same day. The defendant in the first case was an old offender, heuce it was why he received different treatment from the rest who had not made a previous appearance. AN INCORRIGIBLE. Sarah Davies, an unfortunate was brought up charged with having behaved in a disorderly manner at V ictoria-street on the previous Saturday DIght. P.C. Parsons gave evidence as to the scandalous way in which the woman had behaved. It transpiring that she had been convicted of similar nCe? on ^ree different occasions previously, his Worship sentenced her to a month's imprisonment wit& hard labour. SHE WAS VERY FOND OF DANCING."—John Mor. gan, haulier, a respectably dressed young fellow, stood in the dock charged with stealing from the person of Catherine Davies, a single woman residing at Cwm. amau, a purse containing a pair of gold-plated earings, one sovereign, four shillings, and a. sixpence. Mr. Plews defended. It appeared from the evidence that ou the previous Saturday night the prosecutrix and her young man," a haulier named Williams, left Cwm- am ui together for Aberdare. In crossing a field known as Waun Aberaman" prosecutrix took out her purse and showed her companion her earings. Be also noticed the amount of money it contained, and this was the last time the girl saw it safe, After a perambula. tion of the principal streets of Aberdare the couple entered the Red Lion Inn, at Cardiff-street, to listen to the strains of a harp. A call was made to the mWJÍCllÍlidl to strike up a Sohottische, and prisoner walking up to Miss Davies engaged her as his partner, and pleased.
WHO'S TO PAY. MANT of our readers must have felt surprised at the announcement made in the course of our report of the Board of Health meeting last week, to the effect that the anxiously sought property adjacent to the Board of Health offices showed a blank in the rent sheet of nearly five months. It will be remembered that when Mr. Harris gave up the premises a strong effort was made on the part of a few neighbours to secure the fen.-muy, in order to establish a kind of sober free-and-easy for thrs benefit of the young people," although the genuine object was reported by a few cynical pet)ple-aild th-y are unfortunately to be found in all communities—to be not altogether the result of unalloyed benevoleace towards the young people." However, it is sufficient here to state that although Mr. Miliigan, a respectable licensed victualler, desired, the premises in order to improve his business, the disinterested friends of the "young people" brought pressure to bear, and HC. ceeded in the tenancy. They took possession from the hands of Mr. Harris, as long since as November 4th, but, strange to say the temperance party are not charge- able for rent until the 25th March. Surely either 31r. Harris or the "Leisure Hour" party must be liable for the rent, and unless there be some strange amendment in the law of landlord and tenant, the liability is fixed upon the present tenants. If so. let the members of the Board of Health discharge their duty without fear, favour, or affection, so that the general body of rate- payers may not have to sustain loss, whilst accommo- dating the friends of the young people."
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