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MERTHYR. DROWNING IS THE WATER COURSE.-On Monday an inquest was held before George Overton, Esq., on the body of Morgan Roberts, aged 5 years, who fell into the Plymouth watercourse, and was carried away by the cur- rent. He was at play with some other boys when he accidentally fell in. This makes about the 30th inquest held by the present coroner on the bodies of men, women and children who have fallen into the watercourse and were drowned. Surely this dangerous place ought to have a protecting fence, as the current ie so rapid that if once in it is almost impossible for a person to recover himself. After a short deliberation the jury returned a verdict of accidentally drowned. CHARTER or INCORPORATION.—A public meeting was held at the Temperance Hall on Wednesday se'nnight, convened by the High Constable in consequence of a numerously signed requisition having been presented to him, signed by two of the ironmasters and most of the leading tradesmen of the town. About 200 persons were present, and the High Constable was called on to preside. Mr. Goodfellow proposed, and Mr. Thomas Stevens se- conded That a petition of the inhabitant householders of the parish of Merthyr Tydfil be presented to Her Ma- jesty's Council to grant a charter of incorporation for the parish." Mr. Frank James, Mr. Simons, Mr. Fowler, and Mr. Overton spoke in favour of the resolution. Mr. Thomas, of the Glantaff Inn, Troedyrhiw, moved an amendment seconded by Mr. William Thomas, ccoper, that the subject be considered that day six months." There were nine hands held up for the amendment, and a forest of hands for the original resolution. It was stated by Mr. Fowler that although Mr. Crawshay had signed the requisition for convening the meeting, he would now strenuously oppose the charter, and that Mr. Clark, of Duwlais, would be neutral, or perhaps he would petit'ioa that Dowlais might not be included. MERTHYR POLICE COURT.—SATUBDAT. [Before J. C. Fowler and J. L. Roberts, Esqrs. THE DRUNKARD'S BRIGADE.—There were 19 sum- monses for offending against the laws of sobriety and good conduct.—Various fines were inflicted. ASSAULT AT DOWLAIs.-Betsey Howells was charged with assaulting Mary Davies, an imbecile old woman, in Iligh-street, Dowlais. Mr. Simons appeared for the de- fendant, and denied the charge. A number of witnesses were called, but none saw the commencement of the qnarre1, and the case was adjourned for the defendant to summon a witness, who saw the whole affair. ANOTHER ASSAULT AT DOWLAIs.-Ann Owens was charged with assaulting the wife of Thomas Evans, pud- dler. A quarrel had previously taken place with the defendant's daughter, and on Thursday last when com- plainant called to see defendant's next door neighbour the defendant went in, and, without speaking to her, struck her two blows.—Fined 5s. and costs. ASSAULT AT MERTHYR. -Dennis Anderson was charged with assaulting Catherine Hayes.—Case dismissed. ROHBING A FELLOW LODGER AT ABERDARE.—Eliza- beth Davies was charged with stealing of Ann Francis, Foundry Town, Aberdare, the sum of JE12 Is., in gold and silver. The complainant hired a room in the house of David Jones, and about a week previously took the prisoner in as a fellow-lodger. On Friday the prisoner got up first, and the complainant saw her do something to her pocket which was in the box. As soon as pri- soner was gone, she got up and went. to look at her pocket, and found that the amount named was missing. She went to the prisoner and told her if she would give back the money she would forgive her; bnt the prisoner denied she had taken the money, and defied the com- plainant to do her worst. When taken into custody, she offered to give the money back if she were forgiven. -Committed for one month's hard labour. MONDAY. [Before J. C. Fowler and D. Evans, Ejqrs.] ASSAULT AT DOWLAls.-Thomas Williams, collier, was charged by Mary Parry, of the Carrier's Arms, with an assault. The defendant went to complainant's house for two mandrils he had left there. She asked him for 6s. which he owed, and a quarrel arose. The com- plainant pushed hiu out of her house, and he threw the mandrils at her and followed her into the house, threw her down, and beat her as she lay on the floor.-Fined £ 0, and in default, six weeks' imprisonment. LICENSES.—This was the adjourned licensing day for public-houses. The old licenses, which had been ad- journed, were granted and new licenses were granted to David Morgan, Mountain Ash Inn, top of Twny- rodyn Nathan Thomas, Puddlers' Arms, Cyfarthfa; and George Watkins, on the Bargoed Branch of the Rhymaey railroad.



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