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SHOP ASSISTANTS' SOIREE AT MERTHYR. A most successful soiree, promoted by the Merthyr Shop Assistants' Union, was held at Bentley's Hotel on Thursday night. The tables had been prettily decorated and laid out, and were excellently superintended by Mr. Bentley's assistants. About a hundred sat down to tei which was thoroughly enjoyed. Dancing and innocent games were afterwards ind"lcr»d in the number present by this time oeing over 200. Mr. H. Powell and Mr. Saunders Davies acted M.O.'s. The dance music was supplied by Mr. Price, piano and Mr. E. Daniel, piccolo. During intervals songs were rendered. Miss M. J. Williams, Trials, sang "Tit for Tat Mr. Temps, Aberdare, << For the Sake of the Little Ones at Home Mr. K«,ivn Davies Dowlais, Cariad i Mi Mr. Freedman, x>owI lais, I'm one of the Jays Mr. Betts, of Merthyr, also rendered a song. A most enjoy- able time was spent by all. The secretary was Mr. Rees (Halewood's), High-street, and the committee consisted of the following :—Mr. Llewellyn (Messrs. R. T. Jones), Mr. Jones, 144, High-street; Mr. Evans, High-street Mr. Morgans (Oliver's), Mr. Evans (Lipton's), Mr. George, Victoria-street Mr. Jones, Temple of Fashion Mr. Williams (Pegler's), Mr. Payne (Masters and Co.), Mr. Punton (Mr. Gunson's), Mr. Rees (Dowlais), Mr. S. Davies (Dowlais), Mr. E. Davies, Dowlais Mr. Hopkins, Georgetown Mr. Lewis, Caeharris Mr. Dent Thomas (Mr. J. S. Davies'), and Mr. Evans, Penydarren, all of whom are to be congratulated on the success attained.
YAYNOR PARISH COUNCIL The last meeting of the existing Parish Council was held at the Boardroom on Friday evening, when there were present Messrs. John Rogers (chairman), John Harpur, W. Meredith, D. W. Davies, W. Edwards, J. Morris, William Williams, and the Revs. W. B. Griffiths and T. Salathiel. PARISH BOOKS.—The first matter to come under the consideration of the Council was the communi- cation which the clerk had received from Mr. Frank T. James, Merthyr, bearing on the resolution which the Council had recently arrived at to have all the minute books of the Parochial Committee left in the custody of the clerk of the Council. Mr. James now wrote that he had uothing to add to his pre- vious communication on the subject, and he, therefore, begged to decline to hand over the books. -The Chairman said that he was heartily in favour of the Council getting possession of the books, if that could be somehow done. But he was still of opinion that this Pmochial Committee was simply a branch of the Rural Sanitary Authority, which apportioned to the Parochial Committees of Vaynor, Peuderyn, Gelligaer, and Rhigos their allotted quota of work to do. Now, since the duties of the old Rural Sanitary Authority had been relegated to the Vaynor and Penderyn District Council, he (the chairman) thought that it was impossible for the Parish Council to obtain possession of the books mentioned. The only loophole out of their present dilemma. would be to apply to the Local Govern- ment Board.—Mr. VVatkin Meredith moved that This Council at once write to the Local Govern- ment Board, asking their advice on the matter. Mr. John Morris having seconded, and the Rev. W. B. Griffiths and the Chairman having supported the motion, it was put to the Council and carried unanimously. THE BRAKES.—Mr. D. W. Davies, who has long taken a deep interest in the licensing of brakes, again btought forward his motion on the subject, but ere M r. Davies had commenced the Chairman stated that at the last meeting Mr. Harpur had made a mistake in stating that the Parish Council had a right to license brakes. This was not correct. Mr. Harpur should have said District Council and not Parish Council. He (the chairman) wished to add that at the last meeting of the District Council it was decided to see into the matter, thus making it needless for the Parish Council to interfere at all. Mr. Davies, thcroforc, allowed the subject to drop.—Mr. Harpur wished to apologise for the error into which he had fallen. VOTE OF THANKS TO THE CIIAIRNIA-N. -,rite Rev. T. Salathiel said he had great pleasure in proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman for his services in the chair. As this was the last meeting of the Council, he wished to emphasise the im- partial way in which"'Mr. Rogers had acted in the chair during the last 16 months.—The vote was seconded by Mr. J. Morris, and supported in a. very eulogistic speech by Mr. W. Edwards, who, in the coursc of his remarks, said that Mr. Rogers had always been straightforwai d in bis ruling from the chair. Of coursc he (Mr. Edwards) could not expect to be always of the same opinion as the worthy chairman, especially on the Parish Council, where they had so little to do. If they had some serious business to attend to, they would not be half as disagreeable, but having nothing to do, they were, undoubtedly, very cross-gained at times. He heartily endorsed the remarks of the other coun- cillors.-The motion was then put to the meeting and carried with great cordiality.—Mr. Rogers, in replying, said that when, 16 months ago, he was elected to the chair of that Council, he felt it an honour to be chosen the chairman of the first Parish Council, and he then made up his mind to perform the duties devolving upon him as chairman as justly as he could. He was now very pleaned to hear the words of approbation from his fellow- councillors, which told him that he had not tried to do his duly in vain, Ife thanked them HIT hcattity for the vote of thanks.
THE MECHANICS' STRIKE AT DOWLAIS. The Intimidation Case. At the Merthyr Police-court on Thursday last, Thomas Roderick, one of the fitters on strike at Dowlais, was charged with intimidating Evan John Evans, another fitter, who had re- sumed work, by following him, with a crowd of other persons, about the 11 streets of Dowlais on the 12th inst. A good deal of interest was taken in the case.—Mr. Gwilym C. James appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Beddoe for the defendant. Mr. Gwilym C. James, in opening the case, stated that the complainant was a titter in the employment of the Dowlais Iron Company, and the defendant was a roller turner in the employ of the same company. Complainant had been removed from Vocliriw Pits to Dowlais in con- sequence of the strike amongst the fitters. He remained out on strike with the other men for some time, but eventually decided to return to work. He was not molested for some time after he went back to work, but on March 12th a large crowd met him as lie was returning from dinner, and lie was hooted by them. At six o'clock of the evening of the same day lie was met by a large crowd in Station-road, which in- cluded the defendant. He was practically carried along by the crowd, and when he reached Victoria-street the defendant pushed him. Complainant's wife pushed through the crowd and pulled her husband into a house near by for protection. The crowd remained there until a quarter to seven, and complainant had to get the protection of two cell ,tables. Mr. James hoped that the Bench would give the complainant proper protection. There was no reason why the people should put pressure on complainant because he chose to work. The company only wanted to manage their own affairs witnout interference from others. There was no doubt but that the defendant had gone beyond the law's limits, and lie (Mr. James) hoped that the Bench would inflict a penalty according to the law. Pickets could bo stationed outside works where a strike existed, for the purpose of obtaining information, but they went beyond the Act of Parliament if they did more than that. Evan John Evans, the complainant, said tnat lie was a fitter in the employ of the Dowlais Uompany, and lived at Mount Pleasant-street. He had been in the employ of the company for nine years. There had been a strike of fitters at Dowlais Works, and when it began he was working for the company at Fochriw. He came back to Dowlais, but lie did not go back to work immediately. He was out for four weeks, but at the end of that time lie went back to work at the fitting shop at Dowlais Works. On March 12tli, whilst he was returning to work from dinner about 10 minutes to two, he saw a crowd come down Victoria-street, through which place he had to pass. The crowd hooted him. About six o'clock on the evening of the same day, as lie was returning from work in company with Alfred Harwood, he saw a pre- cession of strikers in Station-road. The crowd were waiting for him (complainant). The defendant Roderick was there. Roderick shouted, "Fall in, fall in," and pushed against him. The crowd got around him there were hundreds altogether. His wife pulled him out of the crowd and got him into a neighbouring house. He (complainant) was rather alarmed, and he remained in the house until a quarter to seven o'clock the crowd were outside all the time. Sergt. Davies came down and fetched him back to the works the crowd followed him there. All this happened oh the 12th. On the previous night he had met the defendant in the street. He told him (complainant) that he supposed that lie was making his fortune now (laughter).—Cross-examined He was not, however, making his fortune (laughter). He did not know less than that the defendant was a quiet man as a rule. Complainant was not very nervous, as a rule, but lie was frightened with the crowd. The procession of the strikers was held twice a day since the commencement of the strike. The crowd were waiting for him on the day in question lie was sure of that. He could not have avoided coming in contact with the processionists. He did not know whether his wife shouted, "0 Evan bach Anwyl (laughter) -when she dragged him through the crowd to the house. He did not push up against anybody. There were two police officers watchirg the procession, but they did not interfere. The two police officers ^anieCl the proeessluua CVMJ ..1'°,1" W OOO that there was no violation of the law. Join Thomas Jones, an apprentice at the Dowlais fitting shops, said that he heard the crowd shouting and hooting when he saw the complainant in Victoria-street. On the evening of the same cby he saw the crowd again. The defendant, who was amongst them, pushed up against the complainant. The wife of complain- ant came on and pulled her husband into a neighbouring lwuiw The crowd were shouting Hurrah," Fall in," &c. :0 Alfred Harwood, another apprentice, said that lie also saw the crowd there were about 200 or 300 there. They were shouting black- leg at the complainant. P.C. Bryer said that lie also saw the pro- cession of the strikers, and Sergeant Davies deposed to hearing someone in the crowd shout- ing, Fall in, lads," Here he comes," Look out," &c. Evans was taken to a house, as already described, and witness had to accompany him back to work. P.C. James Taylor said that he heard the defendant shout, Here lie comes and Fall in," but he did not see Roderick do anything. Mr. Beddoe submitted, for the defence, that it was a great misfortune that there had been a strike. Whether it was the employers or the men who were to blame, he did not know. It had, however, arisen, and the Bench had no right to decide as to who was in the right and who was in the wrong. He looked forward to the time when there would be a law passed whereby all great industrial disputes would have to be referred to arbitration. Tt had not yet, unfortunately, come. In the present case the summons said that de- fendant followed Evans with the view to compel him to abstain from working." Had Evans abstained ? Had lie ceased working The summons also said, followed him." Where did the defendant follow him to ? There was no evidence to show that he had been followed he did not follow him it yard. The summons also stated that defendant followed him in a disorderly manner," but there was no evidence of his hav- ing been disorderly. He (Mr. Beddoe) sub- mitted that the case had not been proved, and it should be dismissed. The complainant said that lie had been hustled, but he appeared to have received no harm, and certainly no threats were made against him. These processions did no good, and lie had advised the men to stop what appeared to be a foolish practice. The Bench fined defendant 40s. and costs, or a month's imprisonment, for the following," but the charge of assault was dismissed. The strikers had made a mistake in acting as they had done, and the stipendiary hoped that the men would accept the advice of Mr. Beddoe and not get up these foolish processions again.
MERTHYR THEATRE ROYAL. Not to have seen Trilby, to think Trilby, to speak Trilby, and to understand Trilby, is now considered as a social reproach. For years there has been no such craze as that which has over- taken the public. It is an expensive craze for theatrical managers, and it is to be hoped that the enterprise shown by Mr. Smithson in taking the very earliest opportunity of presenting it to his patrons at Merthyr and the district, will meet with hearty approval and substantial sup- port every night of the present week. The com- pany is an excellent one, and the way they per- form the famous piece is really good, and cannot fail to win the greatest appreciation of the audiences. Mr. George De Lara, as Svengali," is splendid lie is a born actor. Miss Rosalind Scott Watson, as Trilby," is most realistic. She enters into the spirit of the piece, and can- not fail to win admiration. "The Laird "iindFf a faithful exponent in Mr. R. Denbigh, whilst Taffy is well personated by Mr. Garrett Todd. Mr. J. W. Tomlinson, as Little Billee," proves himself a most passionate lover. His admiration for Trilby" is intense, and his anguish at being parted from her is most real. Trilby's love for Little Billee is quite as passionate. But Svengali also adores her, and, by hypnotising her, he has her at his command, and compels her to become his. Svengali dies in a most tragic manner, and after his death Trilby is con- fronted by the portrait of the dead," and she also dies. To say the least the ending is very sad. Mr. J. G. Taylor, as the Rev. Thomas Bagot," is vsry amusing, and Miss Amy Lyon makes a most faithful Mrs. Bagot." Gecko, a musician," impersonated by Mr. Walter Mur- ray, is also very laughable. Miss Ella Douglas is a most vivacious Madame Vinard, whilst Manager Kaw is well sustained by Mr. E. Wilkinson. Zou Zou and Dodor "—Mr. Edgar Devere and Mr. F. T. Jameson—are also faithfully pourtrayed. We should also not for- get to refer to a very pretty dance executed in the course of Act III. by Musette," Miss Edie Esmond Mimi," Miss Dot Pickard Honorine," Miss Alice Dawtrie and Aiigele," Miss Junita. The dance wins great applause. We should advise all those who have not yet seen "Trilby" to do so without delay. -u -_u-
THEFT OF JEWELLERY AT MERTHYR. At Merthyr Police Court, on Thursday, Thomas Evans, labourer, William-street, was charged with having stolen various articles of jewellery, the pro- perty of Mr. K. P. Biddlc, High-street, Merthyr. —Complainant said that on February 24th he en- ?;aged the prisoner to do some work at his shop, 'risoner had been with him off and on from that date until the previous Saturday. During that period complainant missed various articles of jewellery from the shop, and the articles produced were his property. He valued them at between 98 and JE9. Two of the articles that he had missed had, however, not been recovered.—Prisoner here interposed with the remark that he had bought all the articles produced.—Complainant said that the Bench would notice that his (complainant s) pri- vate mark was attached to the ring produced. — Magistrates' Clerk (to prisoner) You don't put private marks of other gentlemen on what you buy, do you ? — Prisoner did not reply. -P. C. W. Harries said that lie arrested the prisoner at corn plainant's shop, and he (witness) went with him to his (prisoner's) house at William-street. Witness made a search of the house. In the kitchen table drawer he discovered nine pairs of spectacles, as well as three brass weights. He also found a couple of watch cases in a box, which was on the mantlepiece. Witness also searched the bedroom, and in a tin box he found a silver watch and chain, two silver brooches, and a lady's gold ring, and gold keeper. Witness also found a bracelet on the window sill of the bedroom. Prisoner protested that all the articles were his own, but complainant identified them as his property. Prisoner, on being charged, said They are all mine." The ring and watch, he said, he had bought at Swansea, and that the ring was for his daughter, who was arranging to get married. The spectacles he had bought at Aberdare.—Prisoner was then formally charged. He said that he would rather that the case should drop here than that it should go to the sessions. After some hesitation, he pleaded that he was guilty. —The Bench said that it was it serious case, and prisoner would be sent to prison for three months.
NON-MAINTENANCE CASES AT MERTHYR. At Merthyr Police Court, on Thursday, Ebenezer Jones, Brecon-street, Dowlais, was sum- moned for non-compliance with an order made against him for the maintenance of his mother, Margaret Jones.—Mr. J. H. Williams, relieving officer, said that the Board of Guardians had ordered the defendant to contribute Js. 3d. per week. He now owed dEt 12s. (id. arrears.—Defen- dant said that he was under the doctor's care at present, and he was not at work half of his time. He could not pay the money. If lie could do so he certainly would.—Mr. Williams said that the de- fendant had earned £8 in Ie) weeks.—Defendant, (laughingly) Then I'm sure I don't know where they have gone to.—Mr. Williams said that he had got his information from the pay office, where defendant had worked.—The Bench made an order for payment of the arrears. At the same court, Arthur Williams, Treharris, was summoned for non-maintenance with regard to his wife, an imbecile iumate of Merthyr Union.— Mr. James Williams said that defendant was a collier with three children.—The Bench ordered the defendant to pay 3s. per week.
FIRE AT A IIO-FITAL, The Church of St. Sauveur, in Lill«t was totally defrtrojed by fire on thu night of March 2S. 'IV; llair.es spread to the IIrljoiTllIlg St, Saim-ur Hospital. "II ch was partially burnt, The patients wctn removed in tune to a place of g.fftv, but three are "cported to have d.ed firm the tliock. The out- 'ortuk is attributed to eare!es*iiew on the part of soire workpeople. It was not until the following afternoon 'h.it the Haines weie entirely exi iugiiished. Fifteen to'ders, who went to a ib'Miiist « tliop in the courSe uf :tic drank a quantity of poison, thinking it Wn& n. Tbej wne at once taken to the mihtarv hospital, where six of them hawe since succumbed.
RISING IN MATABELELAND. FIGIITiNU NBA It Vro. A WITCII hOC'TOR, An engagement hM takrn place between a British iiiounted patrol and the Matabele rebels near liulu- wayo. Seven of the patrol were killed and one was. wounded, while four are missing. On Wednesday night of last week an alarm was raised in Buluwaju that the insurgent natives were advancing on tho town, and caused great excitement. Preparations for defence were made and the women and children were sent to the Court-house. Forces were despatched from the town indifferent directions. Mr. Cecil Rhodes is now hastening to Buluwayo. A telegram from Sir Hercules Rohiasan, received on March 27 at the Colonial Otnce, states that a force under Captain Napier was endeavouring to capture, if possible, a witch doctor who has been the instigator of the rising. The limes Cape Town correspondent, tele- graphing on March 27, reported that at Shangani and other places the whites had gone into laager, and prepared to defend themselves. It is said that the natives who are making the disturbance are not true Matabele, but Auiatoli and Mashonas, from wbwa. Dr. Jameson expected trouble.
REMOVINANFURNITLJRE ILLE- GALLY AT MERTHYR. At Merthyr Police Court, on Thursday last, it working man named William Edwards, living at John's-court, Merthyr, was charged with having removed goods to avoid distress for rent.—Mr. J. F. Seal, agent to Mr. J. Jones, said that defendant owed X4 1.;s. 6d. -for rent. He removed the goods from the house to avoid distress for rent.—The defendant stated that he had got the furniture on the hire system, Ho heard that Mr. Seal was going to distrain for the rent, so he (defendant) saw the owner of the furniture who advised him to remove the furniture from the house to another place.Clerk Then we must summon the owner of the goods for conspiracy.—Stipendiary North (to defendant) Can you pay the amount in a month ?—Defendant No, I can't. I can only pay os. every fortnight.—Mr. Seal I can't allow that: it is a very bad case.—Clerk (to defendant) You and the owner of the furniture are liable to pay B7 between yon.- The Bench decided that defendant must pay the amount owing in a month, or pay £ 7.—Clerk And yon had better see the owner who got you to move the goods.
THE MERTHYR HUSBAND AND It WIFE CASE. At the Merthyr Polico Court, on Thursday last, Mr. W, W. Meredith, solicitor, applied for a summons to alter, vary, or discharge, the order made in the case heard on the previous Monday, in which Mrs. Sarah Ann Williams, sought to obtain a decree of separation from her husband, Daniel Williams, who pleaded exemp tion from liability for maintenance on the ground of his wife's alleged misconduct. A report of the case appeared in the last issue of the Merthyr Times. The Stipendiary pointed out that the magistrates made no ardor at all because the summons was dismissed, and that, therefore, they could not entertain the applica- tion,
SOIREE AT PENYDARREN. J On Thursday night last, an enjoyable soiree was held at Elim Baptist Chapel Vestry, for the pur- pose of winding up the winter session of the llcbnting o.oi~trv in ooullCCtlOll >Yit11 that plkoC cf worship. About 60 sat down to a splendid tea, the provisions for the same having been kindly presented by the ladies connected with the church. The tables had been prettily decorated with flowers, and made a very pretty picture. Mrs. W. Lewis, Mrs. James, and Mrs. Hughes, assisted by several young ladies, presided over the tables. After tea, a miscellaneous programme was gone through, under the presidency of Mr. William Lewis. Songs and recitations were given by several of those present, and addresses were also given by the Chan man, Mr. J. Lewis, and Rev. J. James (pastor of the church). Mr. J. Lewis, in the se of his address, referred to the progress that haj been made by the debating society. There were ^bout 40 members, and the weekly debates that haa. been held had proved a source of great intellectual v„uefjt to the voung men. Several young men hacn,cen "brought out," and they had some very proiir^^g speakers amongst them. A hearty vote of tliailk, was accorded the ladies for their generosity in pi'Hding the pro- visions, as well as superintending at t. table*, on the proposition of Mr..John Lewis, secondt-i by Mr. T. Williams. The proceeds of the soiree verc given towards the chapel funds.
MERTHYR ORPHEUSSOCIETY. We understand that the Merthyr Orpheus Society have decided to enter for the male voice competition at the forthcoming Mountain Ash Eisteddfod. The test piece will be "The WTar Horse (D. Jenkins). The first prize will be £ 30, and the second prize jElO. The society number about 60 voices, and we are pleased to state that the rehearsals on Friday night and Sunday after noon were very well attended. The conductor is Mr. W. H. Powell, who is working hard to get the party to a high pitch of excellency. That the competition will be a keen one is obvious, inas- much as the other male voice parties have entered the lists. These are Blaina, Cwmaman, Porth, Mountain Ash, and Ogmore Vale, all of whom are formidable opponents. Now then, Merthyr, show the people what you can do