MERTHYR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. At a quarterly meeting of the Glamorgan Technical Instruction Committee, held at Cardiff on Tuesday, under the presidency of the Rev. Aaron Davies, the consulting architect to the County Council reported that the Slerthyr Intermediate School had not been satisfactorily completed by the contractors. -Aid. D. Daviea said the local visiting committee had received a certificate from the Hereford architect who drew the plans to the effect that the work had been satisfactorily carried out, and, after discuaeion, it was decided to Mk tho contractor# and their architect to meet Mr. Griffiths and a sub-committee, confuting of the chairman, Mr. Shep'.u-rd, and Alderman Davie;, and to inspect the building and considor the matter. —The clerk was instructed to oall a special meeting of the committee on the day the CountyCouncil meeting is held, when the report of the sub-committee will be presented.—The question of additional grants to the schools, which had been referred back from the County Council, was considered, and, upon the pro- position of Alderman D. Davies, seconded by Councillor Richard Morris, ifc was decided to recom- mend the Council to pay E3 per head to each school.
SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS' LIBRARY. Unless some very unexpected hitch occurs, Cardiff will soon come into possession, practically in trust for the nation, of a large portion of the magnificent collection of books and manuscripts of the late Sir Thomas Phillips, of the famous Middle Hill Library. The portion which thus comes to Cardiff includes over 620 rare and valuable books, manuscripts, charters, and title deeds, a largo number of which are unique. The cost of purchase will lie £ 3,500, and it is a tribute to the public spirit of the chief citizens of the Welsh Metropolis that the collection is to be secured as the result of private beneticience. The Middle Hill library of printed books and manuscripts was the finest collection e\er brought together by one individual, and comprised about 100,000 volumes of printed hooks and 6,000 manuscripts, relating to every country and subject, in numerous languages. The collector of this vast store of literature Sir Thomas Phillips, Bart, F.R.S.—was born in 1792, "and died in 1872. He was educated at Rugby and University College, Oxford, and succeeded to the estate of his father in Worcestershire in 1818. At the time of his death lie possessed more MSS. than the British Museum.
THE MR. BROWNING MR. GOSSE KNEW. Recalling his association with Browning. which began, he said, a quarter of a century ago, Mr. Gosse said, in a recent lecture 1 am Ixmnd to tell you that I saw a different Browning from the hero of all the handbooks and gospels' which are now in vogne. People are beginning .to treat this vehement and honest poet as if he were a sort of Marcus Aurelius and John the Baptist rolled into one. I have just •sen a book in which it i* proposed that Browning should supersede the Bible, in which it is asserted that a set of his volumes will teach religion better than all the theologiea of the world. Well, I did not know that holv monster. But what I saw was an unosten. tatious, keen, active man of the world, one who never failed to give good practical advice in matters of busi- ness and conduct, one who loved bis friend*, hut certainly hated his enemies, a man alive in every eager, passionate nerve of him, a man who loved to discuss people and affairs, and a bit ot a gossip, a bit of a partisan, too, and not without his humorous pre- judices. He was simple to a high degree, eimple in his sorupulous dres", his loud, happy voioe, his insati- able curiosity. Of the two greatKSt poets of our century, Tennyson was possessed with the instinct of picturesque singularity. His extraordinary face, his gait, his long hair, everything, even to his dress, added to the individual effect. Tennyson was once staying in town with some friends of mine, and came in com- plaining that people were horribly rude, that every- body stared at him. The grown-up people of the bouse were most sympathetic, when a little boy suddenly asked, If yon don't like to be stared at, why do yon wear a purple cloak!' I like Tennyson for wearing a purple cloak, but I also like Browning for wearing exactly wlit everybody else did-for always escaping being stared at, though he walked through London streets every day of his life."
IMPORTANT RATING APPEALS. Two very important appeals came before the Assessment Committee on Saturday. Mr. R. H. Rhys was in the chair, and there were also present Messrs. John Rogers, M. Truran, L. r. Edwards, 1. Jenkins, and Joseph Owen. The first appeal was that of Mr. Henry Parfitt, boilermaker, &c., in respect to a portion of the Old Plymouth Works, which he rented from the Plymouth Company.—The Appellant said he had not been rated before,'and had only just been put on. He understood that the Ply- mouth Company paid the rates. He paid that com. pany E3 a week for the premises and the steam engine, &c.-The Chairman remarked that the COlD. pany ought to be paying rates for tho works if they hired out steam and other conveniences.—The matter wae adjourned for a month, in order to allow the company to state their views. In the second case, Mr. Gwilyra Prosser, who was represented by Mr. J. W. Lewis, solicitor, Merthyr, appealed against the assessment of his house, the Welsh Harp Inn, Commercial-street, Aberdare.—Mr. Lewis said the house wa." assessed at £250 gross, and £212 10s. net, whereas the rent paid by the tenant was only £ 120.—Mr. Rhys: Is the Welsh Harp a tied house, Mr. Lewis?— Mr. Lewis: Yes, sir; it belongs to the Black Lion Brewe -y.—Mr. Rhys And I believe it is a fact, Mr. Lewi*, that the Brewery paid a goodwill of over JB1,800 for this house, with an unexpired lease of 13 years.—Mr. Lewis: It may be so, but I submit that does not affect the tenant.—Mr. Rhys: There I differ with you, Mr. Lewis, as I maintain we are bound to consider that sum of JB1,800 in arriving at the true assessment of the house.—Mr. Lewis referred to an appeal case heard in the High Courts, Dods v. Shields Union Assessment Committee, and read out a portion of the judgment, which Mr. Rhys held to be confirmatory of the view always taken by the Merthyr Assessment Committee. In fact, the £ 1,800 paid by the Brewery Company must be looked upon as a sort of advance rent. True the tenant's actual rent was only j6120, but he also paid rent in another way. that is to say, in the extra priced he paid for the liquor supplied him exclusively by his landlords.—The agreement between the Brewery and Prosser was also read, and the com- mittee unanimously confirmed the assessment.
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TCTSDAY.—Before Stipendiary North, Messrs. R. II. Rhys, D. E. Williams, D. Davies, Dr. Davies, and Dr. Jones. EXDOKHEMKST OF LICENCES.—The endorsement of the Royal Exchange Inn from W. Jones to Thomas Thomas waa granted.—An application for the endorse- ment of the Market Tavern from Thomas Thomas to T. Thomas was adjourned. PRCKf.—John Williame, a young man from Cwm* bach, was fined 5s. and costs for drunkenness at the at the road leading to the thoroughfare. Evan Evans, another young man, was fined 20s. and costs for being drunk and disorderly at Trecynon.-—Ivor Mathias and John Mathias were fined 10s. and costs eachfordrunkennessand disorderly conduct at Gadly*. -William Thomas and Thomas Morgan were simi- larly charged.—Fined 10s. each and costs. CAMMING THE WHOLE STREET OVER.—Ellen Grant had nothing to say when charged with drunkenness and dieorderly conduct at Aberama.i.—The constable said that defendant was calling the whole street over, and calling all the women bad names.—Fined 58. and costs. THE Two MARY JANES.—Mary Jane Launchbury and Mary Jane Palmer were summoned for disorderly conduct.—Palmer appeared and denied the charge.- Mr. R. H. Rhys said that they were a well-matched pair (laughter).— Launchbury was fined 15s. and coits, or three weeks, aud Palmer 5s. and cœb, or seven days. I INDECENCY. —William Jones, Hirwain, was sum. moned for indecency at the Brecon road, Hirwain. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Lewis Thomas, for a similar offence, was similarfy fined. No LIGHTS.—Benjamin Davies was summoned for driving without lights at Hirwain.—Fined 10s. and costs. F. Hicks wan fined fora similar offence. HoRfE C \sEs.—EHas Carleon was charged with ill- treating a horse, and K. John was summoned for causing the horse to !JO worked in an untit state.— Sergt. Salter said that he saw the horse in Green-street attached to a coal cart. He noticed the horse limp- ing, and be a-iked Carlton if there was anything the matter with it. He replied "No." Witness then removed the saddle, and found a cut there. Inspector Allan, R.S.P.C.A., also gave evidence.—E. John, one of the defendants, denied that there was anything the matter witli the horse.—Albert W. Oxenharn, veterinary surgeon, also gave evidence for the defence. -E. John was fined 40:?. and costs, and Carleon 10s. and costs. James Thomas was also charged with having worked a horso in an unfit state.—Sergeant Salter gave evidence, and also Inspector Allan, R.S.P.C.A Fined 20s. and costs. UNLABELLEU MARGARINE.—John Phillip (Peglers' was charged with having exposed margarine for sale without a proper label. —Inspector Davies said that he saw two lumps of margarine in defendant's ehop- windows. There was no proper label attached. Witness drew defendant's attention to the same, and he replied that he was aware that margarine was to be labelled but he was not aware that the label was to be of a certain size.—Mr. Phillips, solicitor for the defence, urged that it was only a technical offence, and defendant had no intention to mislead the public.— Defendant was fined 20s. and costs. SCHOOL BoARD CASES.—Several School Board cases were disposed of. PROTKCTION WANTED.—Albert Cook, a young man, appeared before the Bench, and said that he wanted protection. He explained that he had been sum- moned by Mary Ann Jones, in respect to her illegiti- mate child. lie did not deny the paternity, and bad paid the girl £ 25 to settle the case. Since tbat time, however, he was continually annoyed by one of the witnesses in the streets.—The Bench decided to instruct the police to caution the person who caused the annoyance. AFFILIATION.—Elizabeth Jano Brock, 22 years of age, summoned Benjamin Synies to cshow cause, etc. —Mr. J. W. E vans, solicitor, appeared fur the com- plainant. and Mr. G. Kenshole for the defendant.— Defendant was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. per week and costs. STREET OBSTRUCTION*.—Samuel Jenkins, William Henry Jones, and William J. Jones, three young men, were summoned for obstructipn in Canon-street. —The Constable said that the defendants blocked up thj pavement, and people had to walk in the road. —Defendants were fined 4s. each and costs. Thomas Reef, a lad, was similarly charged.—The Constable said that the defendant deliberately pushed a young woman from the pavement into the road.— Defendant was tined 5s. and costs. HUSBAND AND WIFE.—Elizabeth Evans summoned j her husband, Iknjamin Evans, driver, Aberaman, for 11011 niaiutcuancc.—IMciutaut wa's ordered to pay 4s. per wwk.
SOUTH WALES COAL CONTRACTS. I The Agent General for the Cape of Good Hope has invited tenders for 30,000 tons of Welsh coal for the Western system of the Cape Government Railways j during the half-year ending December 31st. The Town Council of Richmond also invite tenders for the supply of about 1,500 tons of first-class Welsh smoke- less steam coal. H _J
A PRINCE CHARGED WITH SWINDLING. The Brussels Criminal Court, on Saturday delivered judgment in the case of Piince Charles DeLeaoz, who was charged with a long course of swindling, practised on an extensive ec-ale all over Europe. The defence pleaded mental weakness on the part of the prisoner, The Prince was acquitted, the verdict causing a great sensation.
INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. In the House of Lords on Tuesday, the Bishop of St. Asaph moved a resolution in regard to Inter- mediate Education in Wales. The resolution was to the effect that Betton's Charity be taken out of the various county schemes. After a short discussion, in which the Duke of Devonthire, Lord Monkfwell, the Bishop of London, Lord Herschell, and the Marquess of Salisbury took part—the last-named observing that nothing could he more injurious to successful educa- tional sohemes than that mixed bodies ehould conduct a predatory war upon each other's endowments—the motion was agreed to.
ABERDARE JUNCTION CHAMBER OF TRADE. There was a large attendance of the Chamber at the Coffee Tavern on Wednesday, when seine important matters were discussed. The following resolution was proposed by Mr. Davies, bookseller, seconded by Mr. T. Jenkins, and carried unani- mously :—" That we oppose the Taff Vale Railway Extension Bill in Parliament unless they provide pro- per access to the station from the western side of the town, and that the secretary be instructed to forward this reeolntion to Mr. JtJeasely, the manager of the T.V.R." It waa also resolved to take immediate steps to further our claim to the police-court. A deputation was elected to represent the Chamber of Trade consisting of the following gentlemen:— Messrs. J. F. Richards, draper R. L. Powell, photo- grapher W. U. Powell, boot shop; Ree" Morris, draper; T. Jenkins, grocer. The secretary was instructed to convene a meeting of the above deputa- tion, the deputation appointed by a pnblio meeting some time ago, and also the deputation appointed for the same purpose at Ynysybwl.—Mr. Lewis Davies gave notice of motion that be shall propose a resolu- tion at the next meeting that we aak the landowner? to put Margaret-street in proper order for the Dis- trict Council to take it over.—Mr. Ll. Harris gave notice that he would move a resolution regarding the lighting of the tewn. '» >5!
MERTHYR POLICE-COURT. THBSSIMT. — Before Mr. W. M. North (-hpendiary). ALCOHOL.—The following were fined :—William Jarman, Jean Doherty, Rees Davies, Margaret Jen- kin*, Albert Abbot, Dennis Flinn, and Ellen Murphy. MAN AND WIFE.—John Quin was charged with threatening his wife, Mary Quin. — The Complainant aaid her hunband would not work, and she was afraid to live with him. He threatened to strangle her and rip her open."—The man, who expressed his regret, was bound over to keep the peace. MAN AND FOREMAN.—George Hagerty, who did not appear, was. summoned for assaulting hit fore- man.The latter said defendant accused him of treat- ing him unfairly a" regards pay, and when witness denied it the man struck him. It happened at the Dowlais Works. The defendant was the worse for drink.—A fine of 10s. and oo:te was inflicted, or 14 days. TENANT AND AGENT. — James Jones, collier, was summoned for assaulting John Fisher Seal, and for damaging a door.-The complainant, who had pro- cured an ejectment order against defendant, took pos- session of the house, and the defendant attempted to force his way into the house, and in doing so split, the panel, damaging it to the.extent of 8a. The man was drunk, and he threatened to set the house on fire.- The defendant denied the complainant's story in toto, and called John Brown in support of his statements. The witness said that when they went to see Mr. Seal abont the ejectment order, as the defendant knew nothing of it. Mr. Set! slammed the door in their faces. There was no damage done to the door.-The Bench dismissed the assault, and fined defendant 5s., and 8s. for the damage. AFFILIATION.—John Anthony Morgan, of B.yn- mawr, was sumnvjned by Aliie McGregor, of Duffryn, Pentrebacb, Merthyr, formerly bariuaid at the Black Lion Hotel, Brynmawr, to show cause, 4c. Mr. W. Beddoe, solicitor, appeared for complainant, and Mr. T. G. Powell, Brynmawr, for defendant.— Evidence was given by complainant, Maud Gimblett, Thomas Greatwood, Anne Greatwood, the defendant, and Ralph Hayfield.— An order for 2s. 6d. a week was the result. L-l' MOSDA T.-EeCore Messrs. W. M. North (stipen- diary) and Matthew Truran. THE BOOZKT BRIGADE.—The following wero fined for being drunk and disorderlyTimothy Warren, Jeff Williams, Wallace Hobbt, James Lamb, Charles O'Brien, William White, Thomas Jones, Phillip Thomas, Thomas Walters, Sidney Jones, Herbert Hughes, Ellen Humphreys, Griffith James, Ellen Cresswell, John Kiley, David Davies, William Morgan, James Cartwright, Jabez Law, George Meredith, Thomas Davifs, John Hill, Patrick Bryant, William Davies, Charles Meager, William Bumford, John Harris, Robert Jones, and Margaret Butler. ASSACLTING A BOBBT."—William Christopher and Bridget Donovan stepjied into the box in answer to a sutiimons against them for assaulting P.C. John Thomas whilst in the execution of his duty on 22nd February.—The male defendant had to pay 408. and coat", or a month's free todging", whil", hls:compallion was compelled to pay 10s., or endure 14 days' imprison- ment —James Bird, an Aljerdarian, was charged with being drunk in Cardiff-road, and also together with a friend of his, in thu person of John Pugh, accused of obstructing P.C. King in the execution of his duty. The constable had a. rather severe black eye 111 con- sequence of a blow given him by one of the defen- dants.—Bird was fined JSland co,-t." or three weeks for the assault, and 10-i. and cost.% or 14 days for drunkenness, and Pugh £ 1 and co>t^ or three weeks. Too FOND Ot Gls.Jonn Winter was charared with stealing a bottle of sfin of tho vaue of 2s. 6d., the property of Miss Florence Darke, from the Brunswick Hotel, on 20th Yebruary.-Charlee Brookes, billiard marker, s iid that on the night in question Miss Darke eent for him from the billiard- room, and asked him to follow defendant down the street, and when he came to a constable to give him into custody.—Archibald John, a blacksmith, deposed that he was passing the Brunswick, when he saw defendant run out with a bottle in his hand. He followed him as far as tho Vulcan Inn. Prisoner went inside and witness went after him. The police- men then came in.—P.C. Morgan spoke to finding the bottle (produced) in defendant's pocket.A fine of jBl and costs, or 14 days, was inflicted.
THE CAPCOCH RAPE CASE. As reported in the last issue of the Merthyr Times, a movement is on foot for the purpose of petitioning the proper authority for a mitigation of the sentences of five years' imprisonment passed on the young men for committing a rape upon a married woman named Mis. Crisp, at Capcocb. The.first meeting of the committee was held on Friday night laet at Bethesda Baptist Veetry. Councillor Davies was elected chair- man of the committee. It waa stated that the move- roent for the mitigation of the sentences was meeting with much sympathy. A deputation wa" appointed for the purpose of waiting upon Mr. I'hillips, soli- citor, Aberdare, respecting drawing up the petition. The committee will meet every Friday night at the } Capcoch Inn and Prince of Wales Inn alternately.
THE DISCHARGE NOTES QUESTION. THREATENED GENERAL STOPPAGE. A meeting of the workmen's eido of the Sliding- scale Joint Committee, with the addition of members appointed at the last conference, was held at Cardiff, on Tuesday. Mr. D. Morgan presided over the earlier part of the proceedings, in the absence of Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., who was in attendance at the Tyloretown inqutst. Among other matters discussed was the system of discliarge dotes lately introduced by the coal:>wner?. There was an intense feeling of opposition displayed to the system by the representa- tives. It was reported by the Secretary that having received various complaints respecting the discharge note from the workmen of several districts he had consulted with Mr. Abraham, and had endeavoured to arrange for » meeting of the Sliding-scale Joint Committee for Saturday, the 29th inst. Mr. Dalziel's reply to this communication was to the effect that it was impossIble for the owners' side of the committee to arrange a meeting at so early a date, owing to the absence of the chairman and several of the employers' representatives. The meeting then unanimously passed this resolution :—"That Mr. Miles be in- structed to inform Mr. Dalziel that unless a meeting of the Joint Committee be held next Satuiday to dis- cuss the introduction of the discharge note, we feel it our duty to call a general conference of the workmen early next week to consider whether more stringent measures shall be adopted." Mr. Dalziel being pre- sent in the building, Mr. Miles conveyed to him the decision of the meeting, and that gentleman's reply was similar to the former one, after he had communi- cated with Mr. Edward Jones and Mr. Archibald Hood, who had said it was impossible to have a meet- ing of the Joint Committee by Saturday next. The workmen's representatives then resolved to have a general conference on Monday, March 9, at Cardiff, the chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary being in- structed to draw up the agenda for this conference.
PRESENTATIONS TO AN ODDFELLOW AT MELTHYR. A most enjoyable meeting was held on Monday night at the Past Grand's Lodge, Cowbridge Arms, Merthyr, the occasion bein^ the presentation of a handsome tea and coffee sen ice and an emblem of the Order framed in oak, to P.P.G.M. John Dav.es, dis- trict lecture master and senior trustee, of No. 3, Court-terrace, who has served the district ofOddfellows very faithfully for over 40 years. The chair was occupied hy the president, P.G. William Parrv, Cyfarthfa Castle Lodge, and P. P.G.M. John Howells, district trustee, occupied the vice-chair. In opening the proceedings, Tne President said they had met that night to do hononr to whom honour was due. For over 40 years Bro. John Davies haa served his lodge, district,* and Order very faithfully. There was hardly another Odd- fellow in the district who could fill bis place so admir- ably, and he trusted he would live long and continue to do the good work he had done iu the past (hear, hear). He called upon P.P.G.M. Loekyer to make the presentation on behalf of the v, hole district, which included Merthyr, Dowlais, Aberdare, Hirwain, Cefn, Troedyrbiw, Merthyr Vale, and Glyn Neath.—Bro. Loekyer, in handing the presents to the recipient, referred in eulogistic terms to the admirable way in which Mr. Davies had serred the Manchester Lnity in this district, and trusted the time was far dietant when the recipient would give up his active work in connection with OddfeHowship. Prov. D.G.M. Kees Harman, of the Prince Llewelyn Lodge, presented Mr. Davies with a P. P.G.M.'s jewel, fbfl recipient, he said, had l>een of great assistance to the Prince Llewelyn Lodge, and they were proud to have that opportunity of recognising his good work.—P.P.G.M. Davits, in acknowledging the gifts, thanked the Mer- thyr District and the Prince Llewelyn Lodge for the kind manner in which they had shown their apprecia- tion of his work during 40 years. In carrying out the duties of the Order he had always received the greatest kindness and assistance from the-district officers, and especially from the officers he Haw around him that night. He had done what lie thought was his duty, without any idea thet he was to receive any remuneration of that kind, hut he was proud to !JO the recipient of such handsome articles. He would continue to work for the benefit articles. He would continue to work for the benefit of the Order and the distrift, as long as he was able. He thanked the speakers for the kind words said of him, and the good wishes expressed on his tahalf.— P.G. Morgan I>ewi«, Noah's Ark Lodge, one of the prime movers in the presentation, dwelt in an eulogistic manner upon the able services rendered tho lodges m the district by Bro. Davies. H., (Bro. Davies) was initiated in the Loyal Prince Llewelyn Lodge in 1853, and was elected Noble Grand in 18a4. He was made ? trustee in 1856. In 1864 the Merthyr District, elected him Prov. D.G. Master, and P.G. Master in 1865. In 1880 Re was appointed the first lecture master for the whole of the district and in 1881 district trustee. In 1883 he was elected to the responsible position of trustee to the district nietjilTN., and in every instance he had discharged his duties with every satisfaction (applause). Bro. Davies had atteuded A.M.C.'a at Southnort, Cardiff, Xottingham, Reading, Stafford, Dover, and North- ampton, and had taken part in the business transac- tions in a creditable manner (hear, hear). The speaker urged the younger members of the Order to follow the splendid example -of Bro. Davies, who had not been out of office for forty-two years (applanse).-P.P.G.M. John Howells, district trustee, said lie had known Bro. Davies for over 30 years, and had pleasure in testifying to the creditable manner in which he had filled "the various offices entrusted to him. The other ?|>eakera foHowed in a similar strain, including P.P.G.M. Watkin Meredith (Sons of Llywelvn Lodge), P.P.G.M. Joseph Saunders (Lord John Russel Lodg-e). P.P.G.M. George Rogers (Lily of the Valley Lodge), P.G. Francis Price (Noah's Ark Lodge), P.G. David D. Rees (Cyfarthfa Castlo Lodare), P.C. Tom Elias, P.G. Zehalon Williams, and P.G. John Nicholas (Lady Charlotte Lodge). The proceedings were enlivened with songs by P.G. J. T. Owen, P.M. Loekyer, P.G.'s W. G. Up.e", W. Gravel], Isaac Morgan, John Isaac, Francis Prien, and Bro. W. Phillips, of the Prince Llywelyn Lodge. The meeting, which was of a most enjoyable character, was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem. 0
Here's a fact which all Trade Unionists should bear in mind: Tho Mf rthyr Tk/ics Office is the only Society Printing Office in the district. What does that mean? It means that the men are paid union wages for working union number of hours, and that the office does not swarm with apprentices. No sweating allowed in any shape or form. Here you will get the very best printing at moderate charges, and you will know that the men who do the work are honourably treated.
DEATH OF DR. JAMES, ABERAMAN. j We regret to record the death of I)r. James Bowen James, of Aberaman, which took place on Monday morning, in his 48th yeaf. Deceased, who was a native of Llandovery, went to AIJeramRu some quarter of a century ago and started practice, and by his geniality and general bonhomie soon ingratiated himself to all who came in contact with him. He was the medical attendant of the men engaa«d at the Powell Duffryn Collieries at Al«raman, Treatnan, and l'forchaman, and Lle-ty Shenkin Colliery, Cwm- bach. Deceased had been ailing for some time, but he had only been confined to his bed for a few days. He leaves" two si^tera, who lived with him, Miss! James and Mrs. Peham Rees. —
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A NEATH PUBLICAN. Considerable excitement was causcd at Neath on Monday afternoon by the arrest of Isaac John Hol. brook, landlord of the Victoria Inn, and Thomas Owens, hawker. Kirrkhouse-court, on a charge of stealing several hundredweight of lead, the properly of Mr. E. EvansBevan, of the Vale of Neath Brewery, The lead in question is said to have formed part of the roof of tho ictoria Inn.. Upon receiving information in reference to its removal, Police-constable Price at once instituted inquiries, which culminated in the discovery of the lead at Airs. Winters Marine Stores, Neath, and in the arrest of Holbrook and Owens on suspicion. Tbo men were c-onveved to tho local lock- up. Other arrest-i are expected. Later in the after- noon Police-constable Price arrested John Joy and Martin NOOBOH, who,it is alleged, are concerned in the robbery.
DR. JIM." Dr. Jameson arrived at Plymouth Sound on Sun- day night on board the transport Victoria. He did not land there, but proceeded to Devonport, where the troops accompanying him were disembarked oa Monday. The Victoria then left. During the voyage from Africa the Doctor and his comrades, who are described officially as political prisoners, spent much time in preparing their defence. They were on Mon- day visited by the legal adviser of the South African Company, who had a long consultation with Dr. Jameson. I)r. Jameson and his officers were arrested on Tuesday afternoon on tho River Thames, off Pur- flect, and placed on board a pol c launch, in which they were conveyed to London. At Waterloo they were put info jonmibuses, and taken to Bow-street, where they were charged with otfences under the Foreign Enlistment Act, and t^nanded for a fort- night, each in hi> •> i recoguihuuces in the sum of £2,000. On enteri; -tid leaving the court they were vociferously cheered, despite the efforts of the inagis- trate and court officials to stop the demonstration.
SUNDAY PAPERS IN THE RHONDDA. At Ystrad Police-court on Monday, James Stroud, a billposter, of Pontypridd, and — Thomas, a lad. were summoned for a breach of the Lord's Day Act by exposing for sale and crying forth the Sunday Chroniclr on Sunday, the 16th instant. Mr. J. Bowen Rowlands, solicitor, defended.-Police-con. stable Onions said that about twelve o'clock he saw botli defendants in a cart, which was 1)(-inpr driven slowly through Pentre, and crying out the name of the paper for sale. At the back and front of the eart were placards of the Sundnff Citron v-lf. A lad had a bundle.-Police-constable Hall corroliorated.—Mr. J. Bowen Rowlands addressed the Bench at some length, and submitted that the bov was under are, and that there was no more cause of complai: t igainst the sale of this paper than that of the Wcr Vr> and tho Stipendiary remarked that these prosecutions should be conducted on same principle, either prose- cute all tho offt-ndera or else leave them alone. How- ever, after hearing the evidence laid before him, he thought that an offence had been committed, and ordered the pajiers found in the cart to be forfeited.
SACRILEGE AT CARDIFF. Some miscreant, between seven o'clock on Saturday night and nine on the following morning, effected an entry into the Baptist Chapol in Brunei-street, off Tudor.rood, Cardiff. The street is a short one, between Eldon-road and Craddoek-street, and the sacrilegious burglar would seem to have entered the building by the side windows, which open to aR alley at the side, and are not to be seen from the road. He would also have to climb over an iron gate, which is always kept locked. The caretaker was the first to discover what had happened. On going to the cup- board in which the missionary boxes are kept he found that seven had 1100.1 opened, a'ud their con- tents removed, but he discovered, much to his satis- faction, that 28 of the boxt/s had belli untouched. How much or how little was in the boxes is not known. No arrests have l>een made, and the police havo no clue. They have no access to the building, and, as had been explained, the window through which the entry was made is not within sight. J.d_
A GRUESOME DISCOVERV, THE FATE OF FOUR MINERS. A despatch from West Wheeling, Virginia, states that a remarkable discovery was made there in the latter part of la.t week regarding the fate of four men whu mysteriously disappeared 32 years ago. Th« men were John Ewing, of Liverpool, England Joseph Olney, of Manchester, England and two Americans, named Benjamiu Ayres and Thomas Aekelson. While the recesses of an abandoned coal mino were being explored a day or two ago four human skeletons were found. One was sitting in an almost upright portion against the rock, while on the ground beside it was a bottle containing a note i scribbled on a piece of paper, and consisting of the j following passages •.—"November, 1863.-ShoulO this ever reach the world, let it be known that we are | prisoners here, owing to thecavinginof the mine. Our food and water are gone. This is about the eight day of our imprisonment." "November 4.—Ewing and Ackelson have just killed Ayres, and are eating him. I have already eaten a I)ootleg. The oil in our lamps ilil getting scarce, and the air is foul. "November 6.—Ewing has just killed Ackel«on, and has cut off his feet, and is eating them. He is dancing around with the drawn knife like a maniac." November 7. -1 am alone with the dead. I had to kill Ewing in self-defence. I have just finished eating the other bootleg. I am g( f i, to enclose this note in a flask to preserve it. if possible, so that my fate may he known. —JOSEPH OLNEY." The men's disappearance is well remembered by old residents of Wheeling, and was finally given up as an insoluble mystery. The then Bntish Consul made inquiries, but was able to learn nothing.
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MOUNTAIN ASH COUNCIL. Monday. Present Mr. W. Little (chairman), 'I Messrs. J. Long, J. PoweU, M. Morgan, J. P., W. Jarne*, T. Jones, Rev. J. F. Williams, (J. Jones, J. Davie", A. Clark, Mr. H. -I'. Linton (clerk), Mr. J. Williams, surveyor. I THE READING OF THE MISCTES.—The Clerk drew attention to the time occupied in the reading of the minuter, and also whether the members could follow easily the reading thereof, and suggested that the whole of the minntCT loe printed during the intervals of the meeting and circulated among the inemlters some day? before each meeting.—Tho clerk was instructed to obtain tenders for printing the minutes from the ofticea oi the Merthur Express and Merthyr Timet, arid submit the same to the next meeting, j when the question can be dealt with.—Mr. M. Morgan, J.P., ga\u uotice to move at the next meeting that the minutes be printed and circulated among the members previous to each meeting. DRIVER'S LKEXCK.—The Council agreed to ghe a driver's licence to Ceorge Wiltshire (junior). WATHR.—An application for the supply of water to the DowlaW Company's Works was received, and the clerk was instructed to write to the Glamorgan Canal Company for leave to lay the water main over the aqueduct at Aberdare Junction, and charge therefor, MORE BE RIAL Gnonw WANTED. -A letter was read from the Rev. B. Lloyd, B.D., vi ar, drawing tIllI attention of the Council to the great need of additional ground for the burial of Church peopia, and soliciting the Council to attend to the matter.-1 he Council agreed to apply to the Right Hon. Lord Aberdare for additional land above tue cemetery.—While on the subject of burial ground, the Rev. J. F. Williams drew attention to the great need of a cemetery for the lower portion of the district for Penrhiwceibor, Navi- gation, and the portion of Llanfabon in the Council's district, and gave notice to move in the matter at the next meeting. CORRESPONDENCE.—A letter wa? read from the county medical otlicer, which the Council decided to refer to the medical officer of the Council.—A letter was read from the secretary of the Penrhiwceibor Institute in reference to the nuisance caused by wasli- iing of tish at the shop near by, belonging to Mr. Tucker. —The Council ordered the pavement and channel to be disinfected, and that Mr. Tucker's attention be drawn to the matter.—A letter was read from Mr. A. Bcaslcy, general manager, Taff Vale Railway Company, drawing attention to the flowing of eewage from the houses at Tyntetown to the rail- way company's line.—The Council resolved that the inspector of nuisances serve notices to provide cess- pools for the houses on owners of the property their. Cre(.E TAX.—A memorial was received in reference to imposing a t.u: on cycles, which was ordered to be laid on the table. REST OF HALL.—A letter was read from the secre- tary of Duffryn Powell Lodge, Ancient Britons, who are promoting an eisteddfod at the Town Hull on Monday, March 2nd, soliciting the leniency of the Council in giving the use of the hall free of charge, as the eisteddfod is being promoted in aid of the lodge funds.—The Clerk was instructed to reply that the Council could not entertain the rnatter.-A letter was read from Mr. W. Millar. estate agent to Messrs. Nixon's Navigation Colliery Company in reference to the Board's bye-law3 re width of streets, as his com- pany intended to build a new street of houses alx>ve Victoriarstreet, Miskin, and parallel therewith.—The survevoi was instructed to attend to the matter, and report thereon to the next Council. MISSION-ROOM. —A letter was read from Rev. E. Thomas, on behalf of the Wesley an Circuit, asking the Council for permission to erect a temporary mission-room at Ynysyboth without going to the expense of preparing plans, &c., as the mission-room would have to be replaced by a peiraanent stone structure within three years, as arranged with the ground landlord. --The Council decided to accede to the request, provided an undertaking was given to remove the structure at the end of three vcar< as mentioned. SCRVETOUS R:;rOET.—Mr. John Williams repoited as followsI 1. Bassetl-street Private Improvement Works.A? in- strutted, I hereby lay before you plans, beetion«, estimates, specifications aod provisional apportionments of work* required -n this and Ralph-streets. The latter street, was, I believe, intevded by you to be included in your resolution instructing me to prepare for these improvement- 2. Hospital Ambulance. —I have seen the vehiele which Mr. J. S. Stcne offered, after alteration, to gell to the Council. Herewith you have their specification and sketch, showing the carria<;« as altered, and I bea; t«> recommend that the offer be accepted. 3. Proposed Xew Streets at Miskin,[ have received the awon-panyiug letter from Messrs. Nixon'tt Navigation COlli- pany, which appear- to be for your consideration and in«truc- tion. 4. Buildings.—T»rawings of the following have been submitted, viz. (a) 15 houses in renrhiweeiber New-road for Mr. A. KichanN; (b) of «i v houses in Anri-strect, Aber- dare Junction, for llr. Kees Kvaus; (c) alterations and addi- tions to two houses in I'enrbiweeiber-road for Mr. 1>. Pro-scr. Drawings (ft) have been amended since previous rejection, and may no> be approved (t.) cesspools are hhow/i within Die distance prohibited by Bye-law No. 86; (c) these drawings ware rejected on a former occasion, and are now unaltered"; a letter accompanies the drawings, which is also hcie-.vith laid before you. 5. Buildings in Street?. -Since your instructions the follow. illi persons who are building or taking down buildings in certain streets in your district have been served with notkes requiring them to provide proper and suftlcient hoardings or fences, xc., not any of the persons Staving complied with the rc<itiu-eniei>ts c.f said notipe- —(1) lir. Thomas Jones, builder, Oiford-street: (2) Mr. W. JI. Bartiett, greengrocer, Ffrwd- cresccnt (3) Mr. David llarric, builder, Parren-roiui ;(4) Mr. Thomas Davies, builder, Pryce-strcet. ACTION ON THE REPORT.—The surveyoi's rccom- luendation re ambulance wa;, adopted. The ambu- lance to be purchased. The surveyor's recomnienda- tions re building plans, with the exception of plans (c), were adopted. Air. Prosser's plans wero approved of subject to Mr. Prosser obtaining the written con- eent of the adjoining owner. 13assett-street Improve- ments, Aberdare Junction; The Council resolved that the plans, specifications and sections, estimates, &c\, of this street, and also ot that portion said to be Ralph-street, as now submitted be approved of, and notice thereof be sent to the owners. Buildings in streets The Council resolved that the buildera and others affected not providing proper hoardings round buildings abutting on streets, after notice having been served and not complied with, the defaulters be summoned. MORE LHJIIT.— On the motion of Mr. T. Jones, the Council ordered a lamp to be placed on the footpath approach to the Penrbiwceiber Station. MEDICAL OITICKK'H FOKTNIOHTLY REPOET.—T)r. Evans reported 11 fresh cases of scarlet fever for the past fortnight, showing a decease of one on the pre- vious term also five fresh caies of erysipelas and one case of enteric fever. There were four cases detained in the Infectious Diseases Hospital. REPORTS.—The lighting inspectors and the medical inspector's reports were read and adopted. The Finance, also Cas and Water Committees' reports were adopted.
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