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-+ -< +- DOES THE MARQUiS OF BUTE STATUE OBSTRUCT TRAFFtC P < ? ?' At the C?rdtS Property Committee on Tuesday the question of removing the statue of John. Marauis of Hute on the sround that it canse<! ronc?tt? ?f t?.M? ?a. ??t?t ShenS??rem?edt? ? ??' ?"" ? ? ?'- "? ??- ? ??erpict?h?toS? ?on???h?d?o???in??S: whence it was removed in 1861..
WELSH COUNTY FEUD Uanetty Border Dispute STORY OF THE GOLDEN E66. Town's Warning to County Counc! At ¡), meeting of the Carmarthenshire Comity Council held at Llanelly Wednesday, Mr Thos, Jones. Llanelly, presiding, Mr John John' (Pa.rceIthyn nioved the adoption of the report of the Local Government Act Com- mittee dealing with an application made by the Llanelly Urban District Couhci! that the Furnace and Pentrepoeth districts be included in the Hanelly Urban area. Mr E. T. Jones (chairman of the Llanelly Urban District Council), said his Council was not actua" by any desire to increase the assessment of the urban area by their application, but with a desire to close the cleavage that had been created between the two authority's. They desired to remove a difficulty that had arisen; between the HaneHy Education Authority and the County Education Authority with regard to the border children. The contention of the Urban Council was that if these dis- tricts were added to Ward 1. of the urban area the obligation of the County Committee to' educate the border children would be OODb away with. All he asked was that an oppop- tunity be given the Urban Council to present their case properly, and that the County Coun- cil should reconsider the decision of the Local Government Act Committee that no prima facie case had been made ottt. Mr WiUiajn David. Llanelly. proposed an amendment to the report that the County Council was of opinion that a prima facie case had been made out. He pointed out that the greater portion 'of the Furnace and Pentre- poeth districts was already in the Parliamen- tary borough of Hanelly. The County Educa- tion Committee could journey up to Cardiff to meet the Glamorganshire Education Com- mittee, and could enter into an arrangement to pay 23s per head to the Glamorganshire Committee for educating border children, but it was characterised as robbery for Uaneliy to ask for 17s 6d per head. So bad was the feel- ing that the Carmarthenshire County Council preferred tc pay JE55 a year for conveying one child to school rather than pay that sum for the education of 120 children. He desired to warn the County Council that they were fast driving the town of Hanelly to take a step thilt would injure the County Council, so far as its finances were concerned, beyond anything. Mr John John (Parceithyn) Is that a Chris- tian spirit ? L!ane<ty and tnoorporation. Mr David said that Llanelly was a large pro- gressive town, and ought to have had full local- government, but they simply had an Urban District Council. Some of their leaders were urging the town to go in for incorporation. There were many dimculties in the way, but the action of the County Council was such as to drive Llanelly to go in for incorporation. They had heard in another debate something about the goose that laid the golden egg. The goose that laid -the golden egg in this case was UaneIIy. He was sorry to compare Uanetly with a goose. (Laughter.) Mr W. Evans (Whitland) said be did not think Llanelly could complain of the treatment meted out to them. With regard to Llanelly laying the golden egg, it might do so, but he thought they took precious good care to eat it as well. (Laughter.) Mr W. B. Jones (Llanelly) said he did not know whether the Council were going to deal with that question in such an autocratic way as they had dealt with the parents of the border children, but they should be fair and just. They told the electors before they were elected that they were Liberals, but when they were on the Council they were the greatest Toriea that God ever created. Mr Jno. Lloyd (Penybank): Question Mr Jones Actions speak louder than words. You ought to be ashamed of youraetves to act in the way you have done. Mr Uoyd said that Llanslly made a frontal attack on the County Educational Committee and failed, and now they were making a nank attack upon them. Lla-neUy failed to get the money of the County Committee, and they w?re now trying to get their land. (Laughter.-) Mr David s amendment was defeated by 20 votestol3. ? ?., A further amendment, moved by Mr D. C. Parry, Llanelly, and seconded by Mr Jo?. Roberts, Llanelly, that the application be re- ferred back to the Local Government Act Committee, and that the clerk be instructed to convene a meeting, which the inhabitants of Furnace and Pentrepoeth. together with the representatives of the Rural and Urban Councils of Llanelly could attend, was also de- feated by 19 votes to 14. The report of the Local Government Act Committee was then adopted. Conveyance for One Child 24s a Week. MrW. B. Jones inquired what expenditure had been incurred in connection with the Handily border children dispute. The county was paying as much as 24s a week for the con- veyance of one child to school, and had come to an agreement for the payment of 23s per head per annum to the Glamorganshire Edu- cation Committee in respect of the education of border children belonging to the. Carmar- thenshire Council who attended schools in Gla- morganshire. The Board of Education had asked them to pay JE31 16s 4d in respect of the cost of the public inquiry, and he supposed the barristers engaged to represent them at the in- nuiry would be 30 guineas more. What was the total expenditure to date ? The Clerk I can- not pretend to be certain, but outside the cost of conveyance it would be between JE70 and JE80. Mr W. B. Jones So that you have. already spent more than would be necessary to educate the whole of the border children for 12 months, and I suppose there are more accounts to come. Mr John Lloyd said it was not the County Committee's fault, but that of Mr W. B. Jones andhisfriends. The matter then dropped.
WtRELESS TELEGRAPHY MARVELS. Picture Transmission: Mr W. H. Morris-Airey, lecturer on Physics at the Armstrong College, Newcastle, lecturing on Wireless Telegraphy, said the wireless transmission of pictures is already an accom- plished fact, and the possibility of seeing by electric waves is almost certain. It is qurte possible that future picture shows will not be content with cinematograph illustrations of past events, but will enable us to see on a screen contemporary events-scenes of interest in foreign lands which we shall be able to inspect at the same instant as the spectator I who has spent time and money in, travelling to the place we may not only see but hear the presentation of opeta in towna whose distance precludes a personal visit. We shall have attained a mastery over time and space only tp be compared with the powers of the genn of the" Arabian Nights." ? ,„ ? Such a powerful weapon, it need hardly be said, has not been neglected by those whose interest it is in the development of war I material. Wireless companies of engineers are an essential to every field force, electric waves have been harnessed to steer torpedoes and even large launches, mines can be nred by wire- less waves, and it does not need much imagina- tion to understand that this new method of communication has revolutionised the methods of employment of aneet. the members of which are now under no necessity to remain in such close touch with one another as in the pre- wirelees days.
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER AT HOME. From a. photograph taken at Criccieth during Mr Lloyd George's recent visit to his constittiencv. The names are :— Back Row :—Mr R. Lloyd GeorRe. the Rev. T. Chajles Willia.ms, the Rev. J. Williams, Miss Megan Lloyd George, Mr Lloyd George, Mr George Haw (Treasury Private Secretary to the ChanceUor). Mr Gwitym Llovd George. Front Row :—The Rev. J. Owen, Mrs Lloyd George, Miss Lloyd George. (Copyright by J. Alien Jones, Criceieth.)
A Jewish Wedding. WONDERFUL FLORAL DISPLAY. Seldom has such a quantity of lovely flowers been seen at a wedding as there was at the Central Synagogue, Great Portland-street,wben Mr Joseph Jacobs married Miss Gladys Tuck, daughter of Mr Adolph Tuck, of the well. known nrm of nne-art Fetishers—Messrs Raphael Tuck and Sons. Some tons of cu? white blooms. lilies, chysanthemums, tulips, and roses were used, and wherever the eye rested in the synagogue there were .Mowers. The long entrance hall was beautifully de. corated, groups of tall palms, banked up with snow-white blooms, being placed at intervals along each wall, while the window recesses were nlled with white chrysanthemums, lilies, tulips, and smilax. The interior of the syna- gogue looked almost like fairyland. In the eentre was erected the bridal canopy, the four brass poles hidden with ropes of white flow-brs, while the top was a mass of blooms. Round each pillar in the synagogue were wreaths of white chrysanthemums, tulips, and roses, and large bells of the same flowers were suspended from the galleries, while gar- lands of nowers and smilax festooned the gal- lery rails, the same idea being carried out along j the front of the pewa. The whole effect was sup<a-b, and the cost of the nowers alone ran into three big ngures. The bride, a dainty ngure in her pure white j satin dress, was given away by her father, and followed by three bridesmaids, also dressed in white, and carrying ermine muffs, which, with followed by three bridesmaids, also dressed in white, and carrying ermine muffs, which, with handsome emerald and diamond rings, were I the gifts of the bridegroom.
NEW CHAPEL AT COLBREN. I Stone-Laying Ceremony. A pictorial sketch is given in this issue of a new Baptist Chapel at Colbren, the foundation stones of which were laid on Wednesday by Mrs Morgan, Colbren, and the Rev. C. J. Pipe, Abercrave. The building is situated not far from the railway station, and accommodation is pro- vided for 420 worshippers. It is built of local stone, with Bath stone and cement dressings. Internally, the wbote will be Stted out in selected pitch pine joinery, and will be in every way up-to-date with regard to lighting, heat- ing, and ventilation. The total cost will be about JE1.350. The building is being erected by Messrs Thomas Brothers, Pontardawe, from the designs and under the superintendence of the architect, Mr W. Beddoe Rees, Cardiff.
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NEW WELSH BAPTtST CHAPEL AT COLBREN. -M Architect, Mr W. Beddoe Bees, Cardiff I
Channet Gate. ¡ PR!MATE AND DUKE STRANDED) A northerly gale of hurricane force haa been prevailing in the Channel since Monday night, and as a consequence the outward French passenger and mail service from Dover had to t be suspended on Tuesday afternoon, a simH&r fate befalting the Folkestone-Boulogne pas. senger services, both inward and outwards. The mid-day French mail boat was able to leave Calais, but the passengers described the scene at the entrance of the harbour as being wild and violent in the extreme, the seas frequently submerging the piers. Mountainous I seas were also encountered for the greater ( part of the way across Channel. So dangerous were the conditions o? the French coast that Captain Dixon, the marine superintendent, deemed it unsafe' to allow the afternoon Dover and Folkestone services to leave for Calais and Boulogne, and the home- ward steamer was also unable to get out of Boulogne. Tuesday afternoon the passengers and mails were sent on to Calais, whence they embarked for Dover, there being nearly 30C passengers by this service. Over 200 passengers for the outward boats were stranded at Dover, and animated scenes have been witnessed at the various hotels, which are having a very busy time. At the Lord Warden Hotel m particular, every room was booked, the stranded passengers who pro- ceed,ed there including the Archbishop of Can- terbury and the Duke of Westminster. Dover tugs proceeded eastward to the assis- tance of a large sailing ship reported on the Longsands. The weather continued so severe on Tuesday afternoon that the cross-channel ser- vice from Calais had also to he suspended. A number of vessels have put into Dover for shelter and report violent weather in the Chan- nel with snow squalls, the sea water freezing on their decks. BOATS SUNK OFF DUNKIRK. Dunkirk, Tuesday.—During the storm to-day the three-masted sailing ship JulwOod (? Fulwood), of Liverpool, which was moored in the outer harbour here, was struck by a squau, and breaking from her moorings was driven into and sank several fishing boats. The ship ultimately went ashore to the west of the town. a.nd her position gives little ground for hope.— Router. Router. DAMAGE AT NAPLES. Rome, Tuesday—Stormy weather is re- ported from most parts of Ital),. In the port of Naples many ships were damaged by the storm. This morning a gust of wind tore off the roof from a house, a boy being injured by the falling debris. The high seas have damaged the quay along the Via Caracciolo. Some damage has also been done in the neighbour- hood of Genoa.—Reuter. BUFFETED BARRY-LADEN BOAT. The steamer. Floriston, of Liverpool, bound from Barry to Stmonstown with a cargo of coke and coal, has arrived at Falmouth after ex- periencing a terrible time at <?ea. A heavy gale was encountered from the north-west, and the vessel rolled so heavily that two of her boats were smashed. A young able seaman was washed overboard and drowned, and three of the crew were hurled about the deck and were badly injured, the carpenter having several ribs smashed. The injured men ha,ve been landed and taken to the Sailors' Home. STORM AND EARTHQUAKE. Palermo, Tuesday.—Fot two days a violent storm has been raging, doing much damage in the, country, and interrupting telephonic communication completely an<) telegraphic ccmmunicatton parttaUy. Boats of the (ierman cruiser ,Hansa saved several vessels which were in danger. At half-past nine this morning an undulating shock of earthq uake was felt, and three other shocks of some violence were feit at the same time in the island of Ustica, where some houses were cracked. People are panic- stricken.—Router. PASSENGER SHIP WRECKED. Durban. Tuesday.—The steamship Moza- fuears (? Mazaffari), which left here on the 5th instant, is ashore a total wreck at Ibo. All the passengers have been saved.—Router. A heavy snowstorm raged at Middlesbrough on Tuesday. Traffic was impeded, and omBKle work at the shipyards was suspended. A heavy snowstorm has raged in the north and eastern counties. Many rural roads in north Yorkshire and south Durham are im- passable, and all outdoor work is suspended in the Tees shipyards. At Bridlington the har- bour lights were smashed by the gale during the night, and the doors of the public rooms were burst in by heavy seas. A South Shields message saya that this is the heaviest storm of the winter. The train service has been partly suspended. A terriSc sea is running, and many vessels 'are sheltering in the Tyne Harbour. The Lusitania was unable to laud mails and passengers at Fishguard on Tuesday. They have proceeded to Liverpool. A meteorological correspondent assures us that we are on the eve of a spell of exception- ally severe weather. It appears that we are under the innuendo of a deep cyclonic storm, a state of affairs which is followed invariably by anow, frost, and other seventies, and the fall of the barometer by over an inch is said to make the prospect more unhappy. A violent storm is raging in the Bay of Biscay. Two steamers have been wrecked off Bilbao, and one of them is considered a total loss. Four men have been swept o& the deck of a nshing boat by a wave and drowned. —Renter.
CANADIAN TRAtN DISASTER. Ottawa, Tuesday.—The Coroner's jury on the recent accident on the Canadian Pacific Railway, which is sitting at Sudbury to-day visited the scene of the disaster. There are in- dications that the fourth car of the train ?UTT?ped the track three hundred feet from the bridge approach. The work of rescomg the bodtes proceeds slowly. Three more were dis- covered to-day making a total of 35. At the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's offices at Montreal and Ottawa inquiries continue to be made for the names of supposed victims of I the wreck.—Renter.
NIGHT TERRORS. A curious increase is noticed in cases of night terror amongst children, whose baby minds are compelled to gorge scraps of know- ledge as soon as they can walk to the nearest school. The little bodies are too young to create the vital force required for such un- < natural brain activity, and hence nervous exhaustion manifests itself by night terrors" and the future ills which result therefrom. Such eminent authorities as Doctors Butler and Gordon Stables, &c., strongly advocate the use of Phosferine to provide a sumciency of I nerve force, the excellent results of which are typically represented in a letter from Mrs P. p 1 Hazard, who writes My children were so ( nervous and would scream and cling to anyone in the dark. but'now Phosferine has made their nerves stronger, and they are no longer afraid —Shirrell Heath, Botley.
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Estate Vatue J625,036. WtLL OF MR W. H. ROACH. I Fo'rmer Resident of Merthyr. Mr William Henry Roach, of Oswald Villas, Hereford, late of Merthyr Tydnl, who died on 13th Dee, em b-cr last, aged 75 ) ears, left estate valued at JE25.056 16s 6d gross, of which JE24,948 l&.4d is net personalty. Probate of his will has been granted to Mr Joseph Thomas and his son, Mr Arthur Robert Thomas, both of 151. Cathedral-road. Cardie, merchants. The testa-tor left JE1.000 to Mr Gilbert Wood Davies, £1,200 to Mr Wm. Tydvil Davies. JE600 to his niece. Emily Elizabeth Thom&s. JEl.OOO and his plate to Frederick Roach Thomas, £1.000 to Arthur Robert Thomas. JE600 each to his cousin. Frederick Charles Purchase. Mary Margaretta Hajris, George Ivor Thomas, Joseph Victor Thomas, Gertrude Frances Thomas. Gwendoline Thomas. Clifford William Pearce. Tom Leigbton Pearce, and May Pearce, -E200 to Joseph Thomas, and £100 to his house- keeper Elizabeth Scott. The residue of his estate he left to his niece, Eulily Elizabeth Thonr.as.
SHOPLIFTING AT PONTYPOOL. Women Sent to Gaol. Pontypool Court on Wednesday resembled a boot and clothing stores,a, table being covered with articles relating to charges of theft brought against Mildred Long, wife of Alfred Long. mason, Tranch. Pontypool, and Emily Jane Long, wife of Alfred Thomas Long, also of Trench. The prosecutors were local tradesmen —Messrs R. and W. Woollfy. drapers the Cash Clothing Company; Messrs Wilding Augustus Parkhouse. boot stores and Messrs E. Fowler and Son, drapers. The charges caused considerable interest, the women being respectable residents. What appeared to have been a long series of thefts was brought to light on Saturday even- ing, when MDdred Long was caught in the act of taking some drapery by MI'l W. T. Wooltey, who detained her and sent for the police. P.C. Merry said he took prisoner into custody and charged her with stealing a nightdress. She offered to pay Mr Woolley 8s, all that she possessed. Sergeants Bladon and PoweII sub- sequently visited the prisoner's house, where the articles enumerated in the charge were found in a cheat of drawers. Prisoner pleaded guilty to steal jjig some of the goods, but said that she bought some of them. EmiJy Jane Long was then charged with stealing goods valued at JE7 15s, the pro- perty of Mr Woolley, and goods valued £3 12s lOd belonging to Messrs E. Fowler and Son, to which she pleaded guilty. P.S. BIadon spoke to finding the goods at prisoner's house. The Chairman (Alderman D. Jones) said there was not a redeeming feature in connec- tion with the case. On the charges heard they would be sent to prison for six months each. Emily Jane Long had to be carried from the court room in a swoon. CHARGES AT PENARTH. At Penarth yesterday Charlotte Snell and Alice Mary Williams, of Palmerston-road, Cadox- ton, were charged with shop-lifting at Penarth on Saturd&y last, and stealing six shirts from the shop of Mr Joshua Rees, Windsor-road, and two blankets front the shop of Mr John Davies, Windsor-road. P.C. Vaughan, who with P.C. J. 0. Daniels arrested defendants at Cogan Station the same evening, deposed to nnding the shirts and blankets at Cogan Sta- tion wrapped up in a brown paper parcel, where they had been sent, and marked, To be called for." A fine of .E2, or 14 days, was imposed upon each.
CARD!FF INQUESTS. Heart FaHure. The Cardiff Coroner (Mr W. L. Yor&th) con- ducted several inouests at the Law Courts on Wednesday. The first inquiry was into the death of Alfred Thos. Stone (57), painter, of Alfred. street, who died suddenly at his work at the Park Council Schools on Monday. Dr. G. Cum- berl,ed_,e expressed the opinion that death was due to heart failure, and the jury returned a verdict accordingly. A verdict of Death from heart failure was also returned in the case of Sarah Kathleen Kelly (13), of Aberdovey-street, who died at her home yesterday morning. Deceased had been in a delicate state of health for some time. Acute Mania. The third inquest related to the death of Manasseh Alexander George (32). a coloured seaman. Sarah Jane George, widow, said de- ceased was a native of the West Indies. He came home from a nine months' sea vovage on January 7th, and appeared to be in goud health, except that he looked thinner. They got married on January lUh, and on the 14th he complained of pains in the head. On January 19th he commenced acting in a curious manner. He wanted to get out of bed and wanted to go out, and tried to bite her. Dr. Price said the membranes of the brain showed signs of old meningitis. Ris other organs were perfectly healthy. The cause of death was exhaustion of acute mania. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. Drowned Before Christmas. The death of William Norton (36). dockyard labourer, of Kent-street, formed the subject of the last inquiry. Deceased went out in a smaJl boat on December 22nd with his cousm. John Norton, to fetch another boat, from the Ely Harbour. They never returned, but the body of deceased was found by James Guard floating up to the Pier Head yesterday afternoon. Medical evidence showed that death was due to drowning. 'The jury returned an open ver- dict of Found drowned."
A RARE DISEASE. At Lambeth Mr J. Troutbeck held an inquest on the body of Jane Drake (52), a widow, of Clayton-strect. Kennington, who died in the Lambeth Workhouse Infirmary whilst undergoing an operation. Dr. Daly. assistant medical omcer at the Infirmary, said that the deceased was suffering from dryk gan- grene of the nose, ears, and right foot, and from its peculiar disposition it was thought to be a very rare form of the disease. After chloro- form had been administered dece-ised's breath- ing became so rapid that strychnine had to be injected. She got better, and the operation was then rapidly completed, but her breathing again got bad. Ether was injected, without success, and the woman died whilst still under the influence of the anaesthetic. Dr. Frcyberger said that the deceased had a degenerated heart, which failed under the in- fluence of chloroform. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
Protectionist America. HtGH COST OF LIVING. GREAT F)NANC)ER'S VIEW. The high cost of living in Protectionist America, and the probability of the (jovem*- ment of the United States Itaving to make laws to curtail it was referred to by Sir Felix Schuster. chairman of the Union of London and Smith's Bank. at their half-yearly general meeting on Wednesday. He said the continued development of the United States might be ex- pected to proceed for some time to come, which would provide for the employment of English capital in the country, although some judges saw rocks ahead in the shape of labour troubles and expected legislation. There waa no doubt that the cost of living in the United States had recently risen to such a level that some adjustment would necessarily have to take place. According to the best opinion m< legislation, however, was likely to be given that would seriously in jure the interests of the commercial community or the Ainericau- people. In reference to the question of capital being diverted to foreign countries, he said the chan- nel of investment had been towards foreign rather than home securities. When this move- ment was a purely natural one, when foreign Governments and industrial undertakings placed their issues on ourmarket because it was the banking centre of the world, the result wM beneficial to us in many ways-not only to our banking interest, but also to oar industries for the raising of such loans here led almost invariably to the placing of large orders with our manufactories for the carrying out of the objects for which these loans were intended. When, however, it was due to other caoaes, for example the fear of taxation and the desire to avoid it, the result could not but be detri- mental. The report was adopted, and a dividend of 10 per cent., with a bonus equal to a further 1 per cent., was declared. I
CRAWLED TO RIVER. Desperate Rhendda Man's Su!cide. The body of ayounnman identified as that o< Thomas Purchase (21), a collier, living at 8, James-street. Mardy, was found in the Rhonddt Fach river, between Mardy and Ferndale, on Sunday morning. It appears that the young man left home on Saturday and visited Cardiff in the evening. The following morning a It-ttor was received by his mother at Mardy, which stated that before she received that he would be gone. On Sunday morning his body was found in the river by a Taff Vn!c Railway employee. Upon examination it waa found that he had been injured on the line. It is presumed that he attempted to commit suicide on the railway line. In this he failed, but sustained severe injury, and the desperate man is then supposed to have crawled from the railway track and thrown himself into the rivef and thus ended his suSerings. Mr R. J. Rhys held an inquest at Mardy on Tuesday on Thoa. J. Purchase, James-street, Mardy, who was found dead in the Rivet Rhondda on Sunday. The evidence showed that deceased left home about 4.15 on Saturday afternoon, and a letter was received on Sunday morning by his mother from CardiN, stating that he need not be expected home, as by the time it WM received he would be gone. The letter added that he could not show her his money on Sat- urday. It was only 16s—he enclosed 10s." Owen T. Williams, an engine cleaner, wh<f found the body, said his notice was attracted to a coat. under a brake van, a stocking, foot. and a piece of skin on the line, and ct paper on which was written, Goodbye to all. Goodbye. I have thought of this a long tizne. I have gone for ever. Goodbye." Dr. Glanville Morris gave it as his opinion that death was due to shock and exposure front the injuries received by being run over on the line. It was possible for him to have crawled to the water and fallen in. A verdict of Suicide whilst temporarily insane wreturned.
WOMAN'S BARTERED R1GHTS] Strange Matrimonial Document. A curious story "f how a woman bartered away her rights was told at Holton. Thom« Hague Smith was charged with dffierting hia wife, when he produced the following docu- ment, signed by the complainant:— I. Mrs Smith, do hereby agree to separate from my husband, and I wish to state that t shall never make a claim for support against him, and that I take my daughter with me, and that my husband takes the little boy with him. AJso that I have half the goods which I have got now, and he has given them to me now." The Bench expressed sympathy with the woman, but said theirs was not a court of equity, and they could not go into the righta and wrongs of the agreement. They suggested that the husband might make some offer towards the support of his wife and child. Mr Horridge (solicitor for the defendant) 're- plied that his client was willing to take the child, but would do nothing for his wife. The Chairman The less said about your client the better. I don't think he comes hero with clean hands. His conduct is simply dis- graceful.
WHAT HE THOUGHT OF BENCH. Merthyr Police Assault. Two young men. Thomas Owen and William George Whealc, old offenders, were charged a. Merthyr on Tuesday with being drunk a,nd dia* orderly and assaulting P.C. Lawton. Dowlais. The omcer said that the defendants were kick- ing buckets of ashes about the streets, and were eventually surrounded by a hostile crowd. Witness remonstrated with them, whereupon they assaulted hinh Chief Inspector Phillipt proved previous convictions against the two defendants for assaulting the police. Wheale, who was very voluble, alleged that the police had struck him and given him a black eye, Mid he add no botanist has yet been nol. to say the seed from which black eyes gcr* minate." (Laughter.) Addressing h*s re' marks more especially to the Bench, he said impudently that the majority of the Pit, of Dowlais, Merthyr, and Penydarren. and any* body who knew Sir Marchant Williams, would agree that, the magistrates knew no more about administering justice than a pig knew about putting on a clean shirt." (Laughter.) -A woman in court applauded this remark, an'Í she was at nnce ejected. The Bench uned tbt two defenda.nts 10s and costs or 14 days fot being drunk and disorderly, and sentenced them to two months' imprisonment for assa ing the constable.
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