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MERTHYR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS' LIBRARY.

THE " MR. BROWNING " MR. GOSSE…

IMPORTANT RATING APPEALS.

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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.

SOUTH WALES COAL CONTRACTS.I

A PRINCE CHARGED WITH! I SWINDLING.|

INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. !

ABERDARE JUNCTION CHAMBER…

MERTHYR POLICE-COURT.

THE CAPCOCH RAPE CASE. !

THE DISCHARGE NOTES QUESTION.

PRESENTATIONS TO ! AN ODDFELLOW…

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DEATH OF DR. JAMES, ABERAMAN.…

SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A NEATH…

" DR. JIM."

SUNDAY PAPERS IN THE RHONDDA.

SACRILEGE AT CARDIFF.

A GRUESOME DISCOVERV,

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