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THE BURIALS BILL.

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MERTHYR SCHOOL BOARD. --1-

MERTHYR POLICE COURT.

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ABERDARE POLICE COURT.

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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDA.Y-(Bef01.e A. De Rutzen, R. IT. Rhys, and D. E. Williams, Esqs.) INEBRIATES.—Edward Jones, said to be a gentleman of independent means, residing at Cwmpennar, charged by P.C. Rees with drunken and riotous behaviour at Commercial-street, Aberdare, on the previous (Monday) night, was fined 5s. and the costs.—Thomas Morgan, labourer, found by P.C. Williams in a state of drunken- ness at Jeffery-street, Mountain Ash, on the 18th ult., was fined 2s. 6d. and the costs.—John Blake, collier, summoned at the instance of P.S. Rodman for drunken and riotous behaviour at Ffrwd Crescent, Mountain Ash, on the 4th ult., was fined 5s. and the costs as also were Josiah Brown, a haulier, summoned at the instance of P.C. Williams for drunken and indecent conduct at Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, on the 1st inst., and David Edwards, a blacksmith, brought up under a. warrant issued at the instance of P.C. Whitney charging him with an offence of a similar nature at Fforchaman-road, Cwmaman, on the 14 h March, 1874. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS —John Evans, landlord of the Pelican Inn, Commercial-street, was summoned for having permitted drunkenness to take place on his licensed premises, on the 22nd ult. Mr. T. Phillips appeared for the defendant It would seem that on the day in question a Trecastle carrier brought a cargo of geese to this town, and the house kept by the defendant, which seems to be rather a favourite resort for persons of his class, was made his head-quarters. In attempt- ing to drive a bargain with a man named Phillips, he (the carrier) fell foul of an old enemy, a blacksmith, named Lewis, and a fight resulted, which the landlord failed to put down, but which Constable Mapps even- tually did. Both combatants were marched to the lock- up, and were afterwards fined a good round sum for for their pugnacity. When seen by the police each was found t > be in a very advanced state of intoxication, and the defendant, when spoken to, admitted the fact, with the reservaiion, however, that it was not until they had finished the fight that he fully comprehended the degree of drunkenness into which they had fallen. It was now contended on Mr. Evans's behalf that the men would, after a round or two, feel and appear more "groggy" than before, and that their state up to then might very well have escaped the defendant's notice.— The Bench, who thought that if no fight had taken place defendant would have gone on supplying them with beer heedless of their condition or anything else, imposed a fine of £2 and the costs, and ordered the endorsement of the license with the conviction. DISPUTED AFFILIATION CASE.—John Barclay, a collier, was summoned as being the father of the illegi- timate child of Charlotte Davies, a single woman, residing at Hirwain-road, Trecynon. Mr. Plows ap- peared for complainant, and Mr. T. Phillips defended. Complainant stated that she would be 16 years old next April. On the 1st ult. she gave t'irth to a male illegi- timate child, of which defendant was the father. The young man had kept her company from a short time before Christmas twelve months until up to Whitsun- tide. She had not informed him of the fact of her pregnancy, because her grandmother, with whom she lived, had shut her up in the house, and wculd not allow her to go out of doors. In cross-examination by Mr. Phillips, she denied that anything improper had ever taken place between her and any other young man than the defendant. Having heard the evidence of thr.e witnesses in corroboration, one of whom, a youth named Abednego Lewis, admitted that some rumour had been afloat, attributing the paternity of the child to him. Witnesses were al o called for the defence, one of whom deposed to having been a spectator of grossly immoral conduct on the pait of the complainant and a number of young boys. The Bench, who didn't believe this witness, made an order for 3s. per week from the birth, 5s. midlife, and the cists. The Court, which was crowded to excess, was cleared of women and boys during the hearing. ANOTHER AFFILIATION CASE.—Elizabeth Evans v. Benjamin Lewis, collier. Complainant in this case, who resides at Abernant, sought to recover a sum of 24s., due under an affiliation order made in the early part of last year. The Bench made an order for imme- diate payment of the amount, with a month's imprison- ment with hard labour in default. The money was found by the young man's mother. A WARM DISPUTE.—Janet Evans. single, was sum- moned for having assaulted Mary Jones, single, on the 21st ult., at Cynon-road, Mill-street. Mr. Beddoe pro- secuted, and T. Phillips defended. The dispute in this case was about an oven. Defendant's mother contended that it was her turn to bake, while complainant's mother denied it. Ultimately defendant used a stick, but the Bench, believing that under the peculiar circumstances of the case she was to a great extent j ustitied in so doing, dismissed the summons.

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SHOCKING FATAL ACCIDENT.

NOT GOOD-LOOKING ENOUGH.

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SIR JOHN MANTELL AND VAGRANTS.

THE GLADSTONE DIVORCE SUIT.

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