The Lianwoqno Cuardians. REVISING THEIR LIST OF PAUPERS. Last Friday the Guardians of LJanwoimo Parish visited Mountain Ash, Abercynon, and Ynysybwl, in order to revise the list of out-door paupers, and found that the relief was given on the Whole to very deserving persons. Mr Jona- than Jones, the newly appointed relieving officer will no doubt make an excellent officer, as he acquires experience. He is very devoted to his duties, and gives satisfaction to the Guardians.
THE LANDLAY'S GOLD RING. At the Ystrad Police Court on Monday, a young Cwmpark collier appeared to answer a charge of having purloined a gold ring, valua £ 1 10s, the property of a Mrs Thomas. The evidence showed that defendant was a lodger at plaintiff's house, and on Saturday, unawares to Mrs Thomas, he took a gold ring from the drawer, and went to the shop of Burke, to pledge it. At the pawnshop he said that it was his sister's ring, and she wished to pledge it. Mrs Thomas did not miss the ring until it was brought Mr Burke's assistant. The Bench imposed a fine of 30s, or three weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.
4 LOCAL PATENTS. This Weekly List of applications for patents is compiled by WILLIAM J. MUNDKN, of 75, Chancery Lane, London, W.C., Editor of 1 he Inventor's Assistant. This journal is the only one published en- tirely in the interests of Inventors. It is issued monthly, price One Penny or six months' sub- scription, post free, Niaepence. 15,999, July 6th, J. Parrf and G. H. Llew- ellyn, Pencraig, Caerau Park, Newport, Mon. Manufacture of iron and steel. 16,009, July 6th, G. A. Daniel and J. WiL liams, jun., 3, Richmond Terrace, Bassaleg, Newport, Mon. Gas reversing and other valve.. applicable to gas regenerative furnaces. 16,144, July 7th, H. Hall, Norton, Westcross, Glam. Improvements in trees or stretchers foi boots and shoes. 16,168, July 8th, L. Pand, 14, Heathfield Street, Swansea. An improved method of bind- ip- books without sewing with thread or stab- bing.
London College of Music. A very successful musical examination was held at the residence (Trautheim, Courtland Terrace, Merthyr)) of Mr Edward Lawrance in connection with the London College of Music (L and S) on Wednesday, the 14th inst, Dr Karn, Mus. Bac., Cantab, being the examiner. The following candidates were successful: E. M. Lloyd, Louie Anstioe (Mrs Davies), S. Morgan (honours (Mr D. Williams), A.Brinfield, E. Jones (Mrs Liovd), M. N. Paulett (Miss Heldenhagen). The whole of the following are pupils of Mr Edward Lawrance: Tabitha Mor- gan, Hannah James, Lizzie M. Thomas, Annie Jeffreys, W. R. Thorburn (honours), Gwen H. Jenkins, Lizzie Jenkins, Ben Griffiths, M. Y. Morgan. The foregoing were piano pupils. The following are organ pUPls of Mr Lawrance: E. E. Williams, Jennie Lewis (honours), Mark Hopkins, Stanley Harvey (honours), Idris ulor- gan, Ben Griffiths (honours). We heartily con- gratulate all the teachers and candidates above- named on their success, but especially Mr Ed- ward Lawrance, on the success of his maay organ as well as piano pupils. We understand that the next London College of Music examina- tion will be held in Merthyr in December, and that tho local representative of tho college— Mr Edward Lawrance—will be happy to supply syllabus, forms, and all information to intending oandi dates.
Boy Burglars at Caerphilly THEFT OF A WACH AND CHAIN. The Caerphilly magistrates had a case before them on Tuesday in which Francis Da vice, the eleven, years old son of John .Davies, was charged with stealing a watch and chain, value L2, the property of Hopkin Drayton, a lodger -with Daniel Walters, Nantgarw, near Caer- philly. It appears that on the 15th inst., the defendant broke into the bouse of D. Wafers and stole therefrom the watch and chain. He then ran away. A girl named Jane Williams spoke as to hav- ing been offered a watch by the defendant, in exchange for a match. She had been informed that the watch was missing, and being sus- picious of the defendant, she gave him a penny for the watch, in order to give it to the police. P.C. Senior gave evidence of having received the watch and having apprehended the defen- dant, who did not deny having stolen the watch Defendant was ordered to receive six strokes with the birch rod.
HEARTLESS MOTQER AT MOUPTAIP sq. JJeglects Her Four Children AND IS SENT TO GAOL. Before the Stipendiary (Mr W. North) and other magistrate, at the Abercynon Police Court on Wednesday, Eliza. Thomas, Mountain Ash, was summoned for neglecting her children,there- by causing unnecessary suffering, etc., to them. The children were four boys, George. Richard, William, and John, aged 12, 10, 6, and 4, years' respectively. Mr J. E. Spickett, solicitor, Pontypridd, who prosecuted on behalf of the N.S.P.C.C., stated that the defendant was the widow of a collier who was killed at the Albion Colliery explosion. She was in receipt of 30s a fortnight from the funds since the explosion. This she spent in drink, and neglect the children, who were in a filthy state. Defendant had been fined several times for drunkenness, and had spent several terms of imprisonment at Cardiff. She had also been fined two separate amounts of 10s that morning at that Court for drunkenness. She was an all round bad character. Inspector Ruff deposed to visiting the defen- dant's house at Catherine Street. He did not see the children here, but lie subsequently found the children at Pontshonorton. The defendant had been under his supervision this long time owing to her drunken habits. He found that she had spent the fund money she received the week previous (July 7th) on drinks, and in pay- ment of beer fines. He also found that she had pawned her rin-s to pay previous fines for being drunk and incapable. She lived with a man who did no work, and evidently lived on the fund money when possible. He (witness) afterwards received the fund money himself and took the children from them, and put them in charge of another responsib e person, whom he paid to take proper care of the children. P.C. Nicholls in his evidence said he had had occasion to visit defendant's houses within the last two months, and found it in a filthy state. The cliildren were also in a ragged and filthy state, being literally covered with vermin. He stated also that he found defendant was in the habit of changing her residence so as to throw the police off her track if possible. Mr North, in summing up lectured the de- fendant on her behaviour.. -e then began to whimper, and said she could not get her boys to behave. The Stipendiary, however, did not take any notice of this statement, and committed her to prison for six weeks, this to run consecutively with the four weeks to which had already been committed.
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The World of Pastime. + By "The Sporting Scribe." I see by the bills that the Ferndale Athletic Sports are to be held on Bank Holiday, not- withstanding there arc many counter attractions Ferndale has always been noted for giving a most enjoyable programme, and it is to be hoped that the public will as usual patronise this favourite place of amusement. There are already to hand a large number of entries, and, given a fine day, good sports will be witnessed. TENNIS. Llwynypia v. Ynysangharad, Pontypridd.— This match was played at Llwynypia on Thurs- day in very warm weather. Llwynypia, who were not fully represented, having to call on a few substitutes, were only beaten, after a close an exciting match, by 5 events to 4, 116 games to 110, 13 seta to 10 aets. An enjoyable tea was provided on the grounds. Scores: E. T. Hughes (1,) beat H. Barker (Y), 6-2, 6-3; D. W. Jones (L) bea.t G. Belcher (Y), 2-6, 6-0. 6-4; S. Jones (L) lost to W. Walters (Y), 7-9, 3-6; George (L) lost tD T. Walters (Y), 6-2, 4-6, 3-6; Mog Roes (L) lost to S. Willams (Y) 2.6^ 2-6; R. 6. Walters (L) lost to R. Jones 6 4' 3 6' 9-11. Doubles: E. T. Hughes and S. Jones (L) beat T. and W. Walters (Y), 6-1, 3.6, 9-7; D. Jones and George (L) lost to H. Barker and G. Belcher (Y) 5.7, 0-6; Mog Rees and R. C. Walters (L) beat R. Jones and S. Williams (Y) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. ATHLETICS. On the Llwynypia Recreation Ground on Saturday, a 120 yards' race was brought off between Idris Hopkins, Ystrad, and Jim Coombes, Trealaw. Hopkins won a fairly good sprint by about three yards. Coombes ap- peared to be a longer distance runner. CRICKET. Llwvnypia v. Ynysybwl.—This was the match billed to come off on the ground of the former club on Saturday, but Ynysybwl failed to put in an appearance, thus awarding the two league points to Llwynypia without any effort to save them. This is the second team that has dis- appointed the home team this season, and it would be well if a rule were framed to prevent this state of things. Garth 2nd v. St. James' 2nd.—This mateh was played at Tynant, the ground of trhe former club, on Saturday, and resulted in an excellent victory for the home team by 6 wickets, with 28 runs to spare. St. James' batted first, and ran up a score of 79, towards which Scdtfc, Douglas, and Waddington contributed 14, 12, and 10 respectively. Garth opened their inn- ings with Messrs H. Lewis and H. L. Schroeter, who made the excellent start of 37 for the first wicket, Mr Lewis, who scored muoh the faster, scoring 28 of that number by fine free cricket. Lester Lewis and Schroeter then increased tke total by 15 before the latter was bowled for a very well played 16. The home captain, F. J. Schroeter, then joined Lewis, and the rate of scoring was highest during this partership, 16 beinsr added in half as many minutes, the third wicket falling at 68. The visitors' total was very soon passed, and when time arrived, the homo team's score stood at 107 for 4 wickets. Lester Lewis being not out with 42 to his credit. Scores: ST. JAMES' 2ND. S. Auckland c Brown b Samuel 8 F. Waddington b Brown 10 B. Davies b Brown 0 E. Wynne b Brown 7 Douglas b H. Schroeter 12 T. Scot-t b Jones 14 T. Powell b Jones 0 E. Hemming b L. Lewis 9 A. Lloyd b Jones 8 G. Richards c Povey b L. Lewis 2 C. Hemming, not out 2 Extras ? Total 79 GARTH 2ND. H. Lewis c and 1. Auckland 28 H. L. Schroeter b C. Hemming 16 L. Lewis, not out 42 F. J. Schroeter b C. Hemming 9 W. Brown b Wynne 5 R. Poole, not out 3 Extras 4 Total (for four wickets) 107 Maindy v. Ferndale iNondescripts.-A cricket match between Maindy Cricket Club (Pentre) and Ferndale Nondescripts Cricket Club was played at Ferndale on Saturday in ideal cricket weather, and resulted in a. win for the home- sters. T. Evans and T. Davies for the visitors rendered good service to their respective sides. Appended are the scores FERNDALE. W. Jones b T. Davies 4 A. R. Morgan b T. Davies 2 J. P. Williams b T. Evans 2 J. R. Lewis b T. Davies 9 E H. Williams b T, Evans 3 G. H. Smart, not out 17 J. W. Thomas (captain) b T. Evans 2 A. Davies, not out 16 Extras Total for 6 wickets 62 Innings declared closed. P. D. Lewis, George Parry, and Isaac Jones to bat. MAINDY. W. Price, run out 0 J. Hoskins c E, H. Williams b Morgan 0 L. Richards o J. W. Thomas b Morgan 1 J. Morris, run out 0 W. J. Davies b J. W. Thomas 0 T. Evans b W. Jones 2 T. Davies c Williams b Thomas 4 T. Richards b W. Jones 2 A. Thomas b J. W. Thomas 0 T. Jones b. W. Jones 0 E. D. Lewis, not out 0 Extraa Total 16 Glamorgan Cricket League, Pontypridd, July 20th, 1897. Sir,—On July 10th, a League match was played on the Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, between Porth and Pontypridd, and during the afternoon a discussion took place between Mr W. J. Davies, Porth captain, and myself, the Pontypridd captain. Before the match it was arranged that the boundaries should be 4 "to" 6 "over." The game had not been going on an hour when Mr Davies bowled a ball which went to the boundary. I at once claimed 4 rnus, but Mr Davies objected, and said that more than 3 runs to the boundary for byes could not bo obtained. However, 4 runs were granted. After the innings the two captains had a very heated discussion on the subject. During the week I wrote to Mr Henry Perkins, secretary, M.O.O., and I now enclose you copies of the correspond- ence which passed. (Copy). Glamorgan lw Dear Sir,—In a. League match played last Saturday on the Pontypridd ground against Porth, the boundaries were arranged as 4 "to" 6 "over." The Porth captain bowled a ball which went to the boundary, and I claimed, as captain of Pontypridd, 4 runs. Am I right or wrong ? The Porth captain contends lint you cannot get more than 3 runs to the boundary for byes. Would you kindly reply by return and oblige, Yours faithfully, Edmund J. Leyshon, Hon. See., Henry Perking, Esq., Secretary, M.C.C. (Copy) Dear Sir,-Bves are reckoned the same as "hits" as regard boundary, unless there is a special agreement making a different arrange- ment. Unless this was the case you are en- titled to 4 runs. Yours faithfully, Henry Perkins. Secretary M.C.C. I hope this will be a warning in future to all captains of League Clubs to make special ar- rangements for b°rmdarir^ Y^ur% etc., EDMUND J. LEYSHON, Hon. Sec. Tonyrefail v. Blaekmill.— A cricket match between Tonyrefail and Blaekmill was played at Tonyrefail on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the home team by 1 run. Scores: TONYREFAIL. j Seth Mathews b Skyme 1 W. Griffitlis b W. D. Thomas 5 > H. Price, run out 3 Fred Russell b W. D. Thomas 0 Idwal Davies c W. Storer, b Skyr) 5 H. Milton c Perkins b Skyrme, '3 E. Rosser c and b Hopkins 3 J. Davies b Hopkins 0 J. Gardener b Hopkins 0 W. Davies, run out 6 Frank Russell, not o\J.t 2 Extras 3 I Total BLACKMILL. A. 6kyrme c Griffiths b Price 3 E. A. Storer 0 E. Rosser b Prioo I W. Hopkins b J. Davies 0 W. Reed, run out g G. Storer c J. Davies b Prioe 0 W. D. Thomas c 1. Davies b Price 10 J. Perkins b J. Davies 0 W. Storer b J, Davies 9 J. C. Storer b J. Davies 0 Rees Williams, not out 2 G. Thomas b J. Davies 4 Extras 6 Total 28 MR W. H. P. JENKINS' XI v. ST. DAVID'S. This match was play at Briton Ferry on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the visitors by 26. Messrs Davies and Morgan played splendid cricket, the former scoring 31, and the latter 30. Morgan also took 6 wickets for 15 runs. Score: ST. DAVID'S. R. Luckitt bDavies 0 Rev G. Prioe b Davies 5 O. Morgan c Kempthorne, b Nichols 30 D. W. James c Williams b Davies 11 W. Harding b Thomas 15 W.. Parfitt, run out 8 B. Gale b Nichols 0 B. Rees b Llewelyn 0 Dr Jones b Nichols 1 A. Jones, run out, 4 W. A. Richards, not out 0 Extras 12 Total 86 W. H. P. JENEINS' XL W. F. Thomas o Lackett b Morgaa 10 J. Down b Harding 4 A Clarke c and b Harding 0 F. Kemphorne b Morgan 0 .J: R. Davies c Jones b Richards 31 F. Nichols Ibw Morgan 0 D. Davies b Morgan 7 F. Dickens b Morgan 0 W. Llewelpi, Hot out ♦ J. Williams e sub. b Richards 1 J. Davies b Morgan 0 ExtraM 3 Total 60 Treorky v. Plymouth, Merthyr.—The returns League match between the above teams was played on the Athletic Grounds, Treorky, OiL Saturday, in ideal weather. There was a splen- did company present, owing to the importance of the game, together with the recollection of the first match at Merthyr, when, after an ex- cuing game, Merthyr won by two runs. Both teams were well represented, there being one absentee on each side. The wicket was in a very good condition, despite the oppressive heat. Dr Tribe, winning the toss, elected to put in the visitors first, and at three o'clock Ernest Lewis and J. Bland proceeded to the wicket to open the Merthyr innings to the bowling of M. FaL con and Chalke. The first few overs were rather uneventful, both batgmen being careful. However, runs cam* at a fair rate, Lewis let- ting out. Bland waa immediately bowled, and four runs later Lewis was brilliantly stumped by D. C. Davies, two wickets being down for 20. The next two men were quickly got rid of, Davies executing another smart bit of stumping. Harries continued to bat well, despite several changes in the bowling, and received assistance from D. Jones and Herbert, but ultimately got bowled by a fine ball from T. Thomas. A fine catch by Morgan dismissed Jones, and Herbert was caught and bowled by Faloon-I wickets- down for 58. After very little further trouble, the side 'were dismissed for the respectable total of 79. Treorky lost no time in getting ready, all time, moved on, and with 80 to win. were set a formidable task. M. Falcon and Tom Morgan started operations to the bowling of D. Jones and S. Jones. A most disastrous start was made, for Morgan was clean bowled by the second ball of the former's first over. The 'home captain, Dr A. G. Tribe, followed, and with Falcon added 14 to the score before the latter was dismissed. T. R. Thomas joined his captain, but after scoring one, got most UIL fcrtunately run out—a great mistake. Ashford did nothing, and B. D. Williams went away without scoring, and it looked great odds on the side being dismisied for about 30 for the aspect was anything but encouraging, 6 wickets down for 24 runs. However, W. D. Jones a8<1 D. C. Davies became associated, and soon altered the situation. Hitting out most resolutely, and now and then playing exceed. ingh- carefully, they soon mastered the bowling. Change after change was tried, but to no pur- pose. The invaluable stand delighted the crowd, who oheered enthusiastically hit after hit. Ultimately, Jones was caught by Bland, after compiling a well played innings of 29, in which there were two 4's aad three 3's. His innings was all the more praiseworthy at a juncture when runs were sadly need. After adding three, Davies was also caught by Bland, alter contributing his share of 13 runs, by exceedingly good cr,(-k-et,tlie -partnership having realised 39, runs. Both received a fine reception. Seven wickets for 66. Clarke joined Davies, who was cau?lit. Eight for 74. With only six runs wanted, Chalke and Hood were together; the former having scored 4 when in with Davies, which was supplemented by two from Hood. Then one from the latter, brought fehe difference to 5, and a hit to leg by Chaike brought an- other two, when to the general consternation of the crowd, time was called by the umpire; cruet fate robbing Treorky of a victory which un- doubtedly was theirs, as another over would probably have sufficed. As it was, Treorky scored 77 for 8 wickets, thereby requiring only three runs with two wickets to fall, leaving the match a draw, with one point each to the teams in the League table. Remarks.—The matoh was a perfect. treat in every respect, and the spectators were simply delighted. It was terribly hard lines for Tre- orky (who have been showing up so well latel- I in losing the opportunity, which, if afforded them, would have won them the match. But it was really superb .game of cridket, and everything was conducted in the best of spirit- Just a few words as to the players. To tie two Treorky batsmen, W. D. Jones and D. C. Davies, belong the chief praise, for their mag- nificent batting. Truly, Jones deserves his place in the League team next time, for he has a grand aggregate to date. Davies, besides bat- ting well, kept wicket brilliantly, stumping two men in first class style. Chalke bowled well, and batted in the very style wanted at the end. The Treorky iTowling through and through was- below its usual form, and the fielding was not very smartly executed. The Plymouth men gave a good exhibition, their batting being very consistent. E. Lewis and Harris were the lead- ers but the latter was lucky. Their fielding was ITOCKI, but their bowlers, with the exoept-ior* of D. Jones, were not up to much. Appended, are the scores and bowling analyses:- PLYMOUTH. E. Lewis (capt) st. Davies b Faloon 12 J. Bland b Chalke + Sam Jones b Chalke 1 W. Biddle st. Davies b Hoodâ 5 W. E. Harris b T. R. Thomas 24 H. Clavton c and b Morgan 2 D. H. Williams, run out 1 D. Jones c Morgan b Thomas I D Herbert c and b Falcon 8 W. Dyke, not out 4 A. Webb c Austin b Falcon 5 Byes, 7; leg byes, 2 9 Total 19 TREORKY. M. Falcon b D. Jones 8 Tom Morgan b D. Jonea Q Dr A. G. Tribe (captain) b Bland 10 T. S. Thomas, run out 1 O, Ashford b D. Jones 0 W. D. Jones c Bland b Efc. Jones 29 B. D, Williams b D, Jones 0 D. C. Davies c Bhnd k D. Joaes 13 G. Charke, not out 6 H. Hood, not qut 3 Byes, 6; leg byes, t 7 Total for wickets 11 J. T, ilustin, to bat). BOWLING ANAL YSBS. Plymouth Innings. O. M. R. W. M. F alcon 9 2 I 21-3 G. Irilialko 8 1 9 2 Hood "x. Morgan | J J- — T. R. Thomas ••• o ••• 0 11 — Z A. G. Tribe 2 ••• 0 10 0 Treorky Innings. D. Jones 16 I. 28 6 8. Jones 9. 3. 12 0 J.Biand. 5. 0. 16 1 W. Beddle 1 0 5 -0 W. E. Harries 1. 0. 6 -0 [CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 ]
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Our Jokes Competition. The prize in this week's competition has been secured by Miss Bessie Jcnes, Sherwood,Llwyn- ypia, for "A MicLRhondda Story." A MID-RHONDDA STORY. These circumstances occurred the other Sim- day evening: He escorted her from Church, and upon arriving at her home their discussion of the sermon á.nu the extreme heat suggested an invitation, readily accepted by Charlie, to partake of A cooling glass of lemonade. She led him to the dining room,and there found naughty brother Ben about to squeeze the last lemon in the house for his own special benefit. Calling him aside, she induced Ben by means of sundry threats and promises, to dissect that lemon and make Charlie and herself a glass. A self- sacrificing thought struck her! "No', Ben," she said, "put the juice of the wholo lemon into Charlie's glass, and bring me a glass of water. He won't notice it—there's no light in the par- lour!" Ben was making one good strong lemon- ade, as directed, when Charlie quietly slipped out and remarked, "I say, Ben, put the juice of your entire lemon in your sister's glass, and bring me gome ice water—there's no light- in the parlour and she won't notice it." Ben's forte is in obeying orders. With a merry twinkle in his eye, he drank the lemonade, then carried them each a glass of water, which they drank with much apparent relish, asking each other between the sips, "If it was sweet enough." And naughty brother Ben, with the taste of that lemonade in his mouth, stood out in the hall and laughed till his sides ached, to hear them assure each other that it was "Just right!" "So palatable, and so refreshing!" A CLEVER RUSE. A young man was lately seen walking up and down the platform of a large railway station, vainly endeavouring to find an empty carriage in a train waiting there. "Excuse me, but this train is not going." A general rush ensued, and the yeung man stepped into the deserted compartment and took possession of tha coveted seat in the corner just as the train began to move off. Frantic screams arose from the enraged party who angrily demanded: "What on earth did you say the train was not going for?" "Well, it wasn't then, was it?" replied the wag, as b# set himself comfortably and lit his cigarette!—J.A., Pontypridd. SHE RECOGNISED IT. Mr W. H. Preece, C.B., the well-known elec- trician, tells an amusing story about the early days of the telephone. He put Osborne, Ports- mouth, and London into oommunication in order that the Queen might test the new invention, and arranged that a band should play while Her Majesty was at the other end of the instrument. The Queen did not arrive until very late, and by that time the band had been sent away. Mr Preece was at first in despair; but a happy thought suddenly struck him. Why not act as the band himself? No sooner thought of than done. He hummed "God save the "Queen" into the instrument, and then asked if Her Ma- jesty recognised it. "Yes, answered the Queen, "it was the National Anthem, but it was badly played."—R.T., Tonypandy. HE HAD HIM THERE. New Editor (to old sohool mate): "It hurts me, old fellow, to wound your feelings, but really we are so overstocked with poetry that it is useless to read yours. We can only accept what shows unmistakable genius." Old Schoolmate: "Well, just read that poem, and tell me what you think of it. It may prove better than you imagine. New Editor, having read the poem: "It is as I feared; the poem shows no promise whatever. Pardon me: but it is simply absurd." Old Schoolmate (with a broad grin): "That's just what I thought. It's a copy of some verses you wrote in my autograph album while we were at school together."—J.A.J., Pontypridd. A SMART REPLY. One day a little boy was returning home from market witha donkey-cart loaded with vege- tables. After every few steps, the donkey took into his head to stop. Soon a crowd gathered round them, and began teasing and chaffing the little boy. For some time he took no notice ef them, when a toff from the crowd called out "How much do you want for your donkey." The little boy quickly answered him by saying, "Before I sell my donkey you had better go home and ask your parents if they can afford to fceep twor.* He quickly (Jisapipeared.—M.E., Tonypandy. WHAT THE CLERGYMAN CANNOT DO. A well-known Glasgow divine related the fol- lowing anecdote, bowing that the ready wit of a eountryman was more than a match for him. He was going to the country for his holidays, and was in a railway train, when a young man entered. In a short time the two commenced a conversation., The clergyman asked the youth what he worked at. "I'm a coupler, sir," was the reply. "A coupler? So am I," replied the clergyman with a laugh. The youth looked at him for a minute or so; then burst into a fit of laughter, and said "Oh, I see, yer a meenister; ye marry folks. But I gang further than yee dae, I baith ooupla and uncouple."—R.P., Ferndale.
Two Pictures and a Letter. The following letter, and the two pictures which accompany it, speak for themselves. All that is necessary to be added is that Mr. Mc- Mullen's letter was perfectly spontaneous, and written without any idea of publication. The two portraits were sent merely as corroboration: "Eller Vale, Harrington, 21st May, 1897. On the 20th March, 1895, I was taken seriously ill the doctors treated me for pneu- monia, pleurisy, and also weakness of the heart. I was under the treatment of different doctors, but never seemed to get any better, but gradually sank. I tried every sort of patent medicines, but of no avail, and after four months of suffering, and being waited on night and day, I was removed to the infirmary as the only ct.ance 1 naa. I was eight weeks in the infirmary; and sent home as incurable, my case (they said) only being a question of time, as I was gra- dually getting weakpr & weaker. It was now con- sidered certain that I could not last much longer. My friends had tried everything they could possibly think of to re- lieve me, and when my wife was asked to try Or Williams' Pink Piils for Pale People, she only shoot her head and said it was no use try- ing any more. She was, however, prevailed upon to try one box, and I can say it was this that saved my life. Before I got through the first box I felt a changed man, and my friends saw clearly that they had got the right thing at last. I used altogether eight boxes, and from taking the first box I gradually gained strength and appetite. I soon got well, and got to stir about, to the wonder of everybody, but kept on taking the pills till I started to work, which I did five weeks ago, as strong and healthy as ever I was. The only thing I regret is that I did not get the pills sooner: I can confidently recom- mend them as having saved my life, and will ■always speak in praise of Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. I send you photographs, showing my condition before and after recovery. —Yours faithfully, SAMUEL MCMCIXEN." Dr Williams' Pink Pills are famous among all "lasses of people, from the lowest to the highest in the land, for the cure of rheumatism, scrofula, anionic erysipelas, and to restore pale and sallow complexio.18 to the glow of health. They are also a splendid nerve and spinal tonic, and thus have cured many cases of paralysis, loco- motor ataxy, neuralgia., St. Vitus' dance, and nervous headache. They are now obtainable of all chemists, and from Dr Williams' Medicine company, 46, Holborn Viaduct, London, at 9d a box, or six for 13s 9d, but are genuir-f only with full name, Dr Williams' Pink Pills for People. The genuine Pills, which cured Mr McMuiien, as he eo interestingly describes, ire never sold looie or from 1as., j ITS or draw r«, but ••-■H.'v -I-• sp; ii• i; <
Common Diseases 2.—THE LUNGS. Lung troubles in the British Isles are more common than any other disease. Simple ca- tarrhs or colds lead to bronchitis and inflam- mation of the lungs. In addition to these minor troubles the lungs are subject to disease 's due ir, germs, such as consumption. When at a mean sea level the oxygen is plentiful, all the breath- ing capacity of the lungs is not used; but ascend, say, a mile above sea level, and all the lung substance is called into play. That is how consumptives are sent to places a mile and more consumptives are sent to places a mile and more above sea level, where they are benefited and sometimes cured. Pneumonia is another disease due to germs. More care is required in cold, damp weather to keep them free from trouble than other organs of the body. The question of pure air is a vital one, and exercise in all weathers in the open air is of the utmost importance. But over and above all is the ab- solute necessity for keeping the body in robust health. See how quickly a weakly, anaemic per- son catches cold, and how soon it flies to the lungs. Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cccoa, with its pure Caracas Cocoa, Kola, Extract of Malt, and Extract of Hops, is not a medicine, but imparts nourish- ment, and comes to the rescue by building up strength and vigour. Mo liters who would keep their children in good health should give them morning and evening Dr Tibbies' VLCocoa made with hot milk. Delicate men and women who have weak lungs, to be hale, robust, and healthy should use Dr Tibbies' ViCocoa morning and evening, and all men who have to be exposed to the bleak uncertainty of our trying climate should fortify themselves before they face their daily toil with Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, and they can then brave the fury of the elements with equa- nimity. The writer speaks from personal ex- perience and from observation of beneficial effects on others. Tea opens the pores and temporarily excites, coffee stimulates the action of the heart, whilst Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa gives strength, stamina,and builds up and strengthenM the lung tissues. It is indeed a wonderful food beverage. Nothing has ever been discovered that can approach it in living lightness of heart joy of life, fleetnsss of foot, and that general feeling of comfort which only comes from a full capacity to enjoy every pleasure, moral, intellectual, aad physical. Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa is made up in 6d. packets, and 9d., and Is. 6d. tins. It can be obtained from all chemists, grocers, and stores, or from Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, Limited, 60, 61, and 62, Bunhill Row, London, E.C. Merit, and merit alone, is what we claim for Dr Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, and we are prepared to send to any reader (a postcard will do) who names the "Glamorgan Free Press" a dainty sample tin of Dr Tibblas' Vi-Coooa.
+ Philanthropic Order of True Ivorites —St. David's Unity. "Ivorite" writes: Inasmuch as thousands of our members read the "free Press," it would not be out of place to give an account of our. selves now and then in its columns. I believe, sir, that we are numerically stronger in this district than any other Order. There are over 3,500 Ivorites in the Upper Rhondda alone, and if we add to this tho number of members in Pcntypridd District, it will reach the grand total of close on 6,000. But this does not represent half the number who come under the influence of the "Free Press." Therefore, you can imagine the pride I feel when contemplating writing to so many thousands of my brethren at once. And this week I have something worth telling July 12th and 13th were red.h>t.ter days in the history of our Order; for on those days we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee. We began with the Queen's rigll, and Her Gracious Majesty did not forget to send us her congratulations by wire. The conference this year was held at Amman- ford, in Carmarthenshire; and to the credit of the people at Ammanford and district may it be said, they gave us a right royal reception. Everybody and their cousins came to give us wieJoomet The number of delegates present was 't,), representing 255 lodges and 20,444 mem- bers, worth E103,000. This is a large number when we consider our Order is purely Welsh. All our business and eccounts are transacted in Welsh; but although it is large, I am glad to say that we are still increasing, and I hope we shall not rest until we have more than doubled our number. The Conference commenced on Monday afternoon; and a public reception meet- ing was held in the evening, when the renowned Watcyn Wyn presided. The large hall owned by the Ivorites, and the largest in the place, could not contain one half the people who came. Oil Tuesday morning the president's address was something worth remembering; so full was it of suggestions and warnings. He said every- thing worth saying, and left nothing unsaid worth saying. He seemed to have said all that was necessary in a speech which lasted 45 minutes, and I am glad the conference decided to print, in addition to the usual report, a sufficient number of the address in pamphlet form, so that each member may have one. The work of the conference was gone through in a most businesslike manner; and great credit is due to the president (Mr Edward Evans, Aber- dulais), to the secretary (Mr J. B. Jones, LIan- oIly), and also to the good sense of the delegates that not a single unpleasant incident happened from beginning to end. I trust it will be the aim of every Ivorite to bring at least one new member each in the course of the coming year.
4 Ta Late Mr David Ivor Williams, Llwynpia. AN IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL. On Monday the mortal remains of the late Mr David Ivor Williams, Llwynypia, were conveyed amidst deep manifestations of sorrow, to their last resting place at, Lledrddu Cemetery. The deceased gentleman, who was 55 years of age, died at his residence, Dewinton field, on Wed- nesday after a brief illness. He was a brother of Councillor William Williams, and when a youth he worked underground as a collier. Here, however, his intellect and energy, had not suffici- ent scope, and he abandoned this occupation to embark in the less risky and more lucrative grocery trade. Being well imbued in excellent commercial qualities he rapidly made his new business an extensive one, and he soon became one of the leading grocers in the town. A deeply religious man, he was for many years a deacon in Bethania Welsh Calvinistie Church at Llwynypia, and by all who had the pleasure of knowing him he was held in the highest respect. The func-ral cortege was an exceedingly large and representative one, and rarely indeed has a. larger gathering of this nature been seen in this neighbourhood. Amongst those present were the following ministers: Revs J. Owen, M. H. Ellis, and E. Richards, Tonypandy; W. Morgan, Pant; W. Lewis, Cwmpark; H. Jonea, Cwmbach; T. Davies, Treorky; W. Jones,Ton; P. Gelly, W. L. Powell, E. Rees, Porth; E. T. Jones (E.), Llwynypia; Ebenezer Lloyd, and W. IA. Morgan. Letters expressing sympathy with the family and regretting their inability to at- tend the funeral were received from Rev J. M. Jones, Cardiff; Rev R. Morgan, Trewilliam; and the Rev T. E. Davies, Blaenclydach. The mourners present were Mrs Williams (widow), David Morgan, Myfanwy, and Edith (children), Mr and Mrs D. W. Jones, Cardiff; Councillor and Mrs W. Williams, Mr and Mrs Enoch Wil- liams, Mr and Mrs David Evans, bookseller; Mrs Andrew Powell and Mr B. M. Powell; whilst among the laymen were: Messrs John Rees, Gwalia House; David Evans, draper; D. J. Rees, grocer; and T. Jones, Paris House (deacons of Bethania Chapel); Prosser, Tre- orky; W. Jenkins, Radyr; Timothv, Ton; D. Richards, Penygraig; J. W. Jones, Tonypandy; D. Yorath, Ystrad Rhondda; W. Morgan, Penygraig; T. Davies, Penygraig; J. Griffiths, R. S. Griffiths, architect; T. Evans, Temple of Fashion; Alderman R. Lewis, J.P.; District Councillor David Williams, District Councillor John Thomas, J. Cox, J. Kinstley, Dr Morgan James Evans, Cambrian House; J. J. Evans, Ferndale; Mr Geo. Evans, printer. The Revs J. Owens, M. H. Ellis, W. Morgan, W. Lewis, H. Jones, T. Davies, and W Jones, officiated a.t the house, whilst the Rev W. Llywel Morgan, minister, of Bethania, oiuciated at the grave- side. At tho latter place the fine old Welsh hynm "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau," was most impressively sung by the assembled throng The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs A. Williams and Sons.
All Connoisseur* with thia fact agree, Sarrii, of tL* Central ^tore«, for splendid tea. ma R EV. HUGH PRICE HUGHES says:- Vtfl en events of interest take place in con- nection with Christian Churches, let adver- tisements be sent to the local Press—they are of much greater use in all respects than ffif're placards on wal1, which ara sur- rouad-V? hy
The Prize Fight at Dinas. FURTHER PROSECUTIONS. STAKEHOLDER FINED. William Phillips and John Moriey, two Dinas cclliers, were summoned before the Porth Bench on Thursday for aiding and abetting in a prize fight which took place on the morning of the 4th inst. on Graigddu mountain. Mr J. Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, de- fended. P.C. Maine deposed that Phillips was the stakeholder, and that the defendant Moriey was seen coming from tke spot where the fight had taken place. Mr Phillips contended that there was no evidence against Moriey that ha had taken any pari in the management of the fight. Morley was discharged, and Phillips ordered to pa.y the costs.
RHONDDA & PONTYPRIDD JOINT SEWERAGE BOARD. The Manhole Nuisances. The monthly meeting of the above Board was held at the Council Chambers, Pentre, on Fri- day, under the presidency of Councillor P. Gowaai. The attendance included Messrs T. Taylor, T. Griffiths, M.E., .P., Alderman W. Morgan, J.P., J. Thomas, Dr W E, Thomas, M. Llewelvn, L. P. Griffiths, Daniel Evans, William Jenkins, J.P., with the clerk (Alderman W. H. Morgan), and the inspector (Mr Bowen). It was decided that a chamber be erected for the utilisation of the sewerage on the land of Mr Baker, Forest farm. The chamber is to be erected at the expense of the Board. It was also decided to ask Mr Baker to attend the next meeting to arrange for the erection of the chamber. General complaints were made by members with regard to the offensive effluvia arising out of the manholes. Alderman W. Morgan stated that the stench arising out of the manhole Rear the Wyndham Arms Hotel, Treherbert, was abominable. It was resolved that the Clerk write to Mr Chatterton (engineer to the Board) for stfcr?es- tions with a, view to effecting improvements in this respect.
With the Rhondda District Council Employees at Lynmouth HAPPY DAY ON THE DEVONSHIRE COMST. The annual outing of the Rhondda District Council's employees took place on Saturday. The place chosen for the day's enjoyment was Lynmouth, North Devon, a little village situated midst the most beautiful soenery in the South of England. This annual outing is an event which is anxiously awaited by the clerks and other officials, as it is an occasion on which they are entirely freed from -eir onerous duties, and it is also an occasioh which strengthen the ties of respect and admiration of the employees for their employers, and the latter have always encouraged and assisted their clerks in making this outing a day of perfect enjoyment. The journey was commenced by the 7.45 tram to Cardiff. The weather at the start did not ap- pear at all favourable, dark clouds overhanging the sky, which threatened rain. The majority of the company had assembled together by the time the train arrived at Ysirad station, and who was to be seen, in a terrible "fuss," at the station, but Mr E. Llewelyn, the collector, who was responsible for the arrangements of booking the company a-ff. Mr Llewelyn, as all know, is an important personage, and it was a matter of ne surprise to find the train waiting several minutes for his convenience. Another welcomed holiday seeker was the veteran reporter, Mr W. Richards, of the "South Wales Daily News," who wore the appearance of a certain Biblical character who was fond of a "little sleep, a little slumber, a little olosing of the eyes to sleep." At the same time, it must be remem- bered that the hour was very early for one who so frequently burns the journalistic midnight oil. Who should be waiting at the next station but the genial assistant-overseer, Mr David Jones. It is not known whether Mr Jones is oa b".d, terms with the olerk of the weather, but on Mr Jon's incoming, rain began to fall, and be company immediately began to bless it, and Mr Jcncs. At Porth station the remainder of the holiday makers joined the company, which now numbered twenty-five. The journey through the Taff Valley was very quickly accomplished, the time being occupied in telling some "story- ettes" and "Ffraethebion Cymreig," the Col- lector being in his "hwyl," and his humorous tales causing roars of laughter. At the Docks, there was waiting one of Messrs P. and A. Campbell's first class steamers, the "Cambria," considerable difficulty being experienced in gain- ing admission owing to the great number of holiday seekers. There were about eight hund- red passengers on board, but, singularly, there was not a single case of sea sickness. Musical items, both vocal and instrumental, were contri- buted during the trip. After two hours' sailing Lynmouth was sighted, which was a source of pleasure to many. There being no pierhead at Lynmouth, the party were taken off in boats, and were then rowed to the shore. When one of the boats was within about thirty yards of the beach, a huge wave came along, and the boat swamped considerably, and the "South Wales" reporter Inspector Towy Thomas, and seme others, went through the baptismal rites. .After abo,it ten iniRue-W boating, we were landed and a rough walk over the beach, brought us to Lynmouth. The head quarters for the day was the Lyn Valley Hotel (landlord, Mr C. N. Bevan), a first class hotel situated amidst the most romantic and picturesque scenery of Lyn- mouth. At one o'clock dinner was partaken of. The tables, which had been beautifully laid, were attended by smart Devonshire waitresses, and a very enjoyable time was spent. The din- j ner consisted of salmon, poultry, etc. the jus- tice done to it by every member being a good criterion as to its quality. After dinner was over, Mr D. Jones assistant overseer, submitted the toasts, "The Queen and all the Royal family," and "The Rhondda Urban District Council" which were drank with musical honours M, Jones then proposed "The Rhondda Urban District Council's Officials," which was respon- ded to by Inspector Towy Thomas and Mr E. Llewellyn. "The Press" was proposed by Mr 1). Jones, and replied to by Mr W. Richards, "Scuth Wales Daily Naws," and Mr T. D. Law- rence, "Free Press." Mr Jones then proposed the toast of the host and hostess, and said that the dinner which they had just partaken of re- flected the greatest credit on Mr and Mrs Bevan. This was responded to briefly and neatly by Mr Bevan. After dinner, the party viewed the splendid scenery of Lynmouth and Lynton. The chief plaoes of interest. were the Lyn Glen, very romantic but very fine scen- ery, the Valley of Rocks, Sir George Newnea's residence,; the Castle Rock, and a journey up the Cliff Railway. Tea was provided at five o'clock at our headquarters, after which the time bad arrived for our departure. Again having been carried out by the boats, the steam, ship Cambia took us up, and wended its way to Cardiff. The journey home was a treat. Several places were sighted on the journey home. which were not visible in the morning. Among those were Burnham, Aberthaw, Barry, etc. As we were proceeding quietly towards Penarth, nearly all on board ship were thrown into a state of alarm and excitement by several reports of cannons. Ultimately it was explained that the 2nd G.A.V. were camping, and were practising with the cannons, shooting out'to the sea. Hav- ing called at Penarth,. Cardiff was reached at 8.1u p.m., the trip having been a most pleasant one. The day altogether was spent in an ex- ceedingly enjoyable manner by all, and acknow- ledged to be the most successful and pleasant outing which the officials and employees of the Council have ever had. The trip on th e"Cam- bria" was a treat, and the arrangements on board were complete in every respect, and re- flected credit on Messrs P. and A. Campbell. The preparations and arrangements at the Lyn Valley Hotel were also admirably carried out, and of which Mr Bevan need be proud. The "spread" was unsurpassable, the attendance being all that was required,and the tariff reason- able. It would be unfair to terminate without referring to the admirable services rendered by Messrs E. Llewellyn, Pentre. and M. Thomas, Porth, as chairman and secretary to the com- mittee; the latter was untiring in his efforts in bringing the outing to a successful issue, and the former with his magnetic influence, contri- buted towards a successful holiday. Mr D. Jcnes, assistant overseer, also played an import- ant part.
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Porth. THURSDAY.—Before Dr Ivor A. Lewis (in the chair), Mr T. Griffiths, Dr H. N. Davies, and Mr D. W. Davies. John Evans, a Porth collier, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Porth on the 3rd inst. P.C. Thompson proved the case, and a fine of 10s was imposed. Letitia Samuel, a Trealaw married woman, was summoned for stealing 401bs. of coal, value 3d, from the siding of the Naval Colliery, Peny- graig. P.S. Marcombe proved the case, and a fine of 5s was imposed. Edward Minion, a Dinas collier, was brought up under arrest charged with being drunk and disorderly at the Prince of Orange Hotel, Dinas, on the night of the 19th of June. P.C. Maine proved the offence, and defendant was fined 10s. Henry Jones, collier, Ferndale, was fined 2s 6d for allowing his chimney to be on fire, Wright Owen, collier, Tylorstown, was fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly at Tylors. town on the 7th inst. P.C. Aldridge proved the case. The following were illustrations of the great thirst experienced in the Rhondda during July. William Anthony, coUier, Porth, fined 10s; John Thomas, collier, Cymmer, 10s; William Said, haulier, Ynyshir, 5s; George Harring- ton, haulier, Ynyshir, 10s; Gwilym Prosser, col- lier, Ynyshir, 10s, and David Savage, collier, Penygraig, 5s. .9
Ystrad. MONDAY.—Before Messrs T. P. Jenkins, J. D. Williams, M.F.H., Alderman W. Morgan, D. W. Davies, and David Thomas. Hugh Jones, a Clydach Vale collier, was sum- moned for being drunk and riotous on the high- way at Clydach Vale on the 10th inst. P.C. Danks gave evidence. Fined 5s. Lewis Richards, David Morgan, and William Rossiter, miners, Fernhill, were summoned for assaulting John Roderick, "a Tynewydd collier, at Tynewydd on the night of the 10th inst. Mr J. Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, prosecuted, and Mr D. R. Rosser, solicitor, Pontypridd, de. fended. The evidence showed that the com- plainant and defendant Rossiter some time ago, had a fight, out of which the former came vic- torious. On the night in question complainant was proceeding along a lonely piece of the road when someone threw stones at him, and im- mediately defendants ioame on and brutally assaulted him, Rossiter sitting him on the temple. Witness shouted out to them, "For God's sake give me my life." Assistance was ultimately given to him by some persons. Several witnesses were called both for the prosecution and the defence, and their Worships decided to bind defendants over to keep the peace.
Caerphilly. TUESDAY.—Before Alderman H. Anthony (in the chair), Messrs Ivor Williams and Evan Owen. Among the victims of John Barleycorn were the following: Morgan Harris; collier, Treharris fined 10s; David Williams, collier, Brithdir, 10s, John Owen, labourer, Penrhiwceiber, 10s. William Thomas, a Llanbradach oollier, was summoned for being drunk and using obscene language on Caerphilly station on the 10th inst. A fine of 2s 6d and costs was imposed. John Stephens, boatman, Pontvnridd, was summoned for driving without lights at Caer- philly on the 7th inst. The case was proved by P.C. 157 ,and a fine of Is and costs was imposed. George Bend all, innkeeper, Pontypridd, was fined 2s 6d and costs, for committing a similar offence on the same day. Sarah J. Williams, Llanbradach, was sum. moned for assaulting M. A. Edwards, of the same place, on the 12th inat. Evidence as to the assault was given by the complainant and others and the defendant was ordered to pay the oosts. David Evans, collier, Caerphilly, was fined 10s for stealing a. clothes-prop, value 28 6d, the property of John Lewis, Caerphilly, on the 30th ult. P.C. 100 proved the case.
Abercyqor). WEDNESDA Y.-Before Mr W. North (Stipen- diary), Dr Jones, Mountain Ash, and Dr Mor- gan, Ynysybwl. William Lucas, Pontypridd, was summoned for plying for hire between Mountain Ash and Pontypridd without a license.—Fined Is and ccsts. David Morgan, Mountain Ash, was summoned for keeping a dog without a license. P.C. 251 having given evidence, defendant was fined 10s and costs, or 14 days. J. Driver was fined 20s and costs for leaving his horse and trap without being under proper control at Mountain Aeh on the 14th inst. J. Skarne and William Hampton were charged with a similar offence. The constable who had charge of the case being away on duty, they were adjourned for a fortnight. William Johnson, Edward Beringer, and L. Llewellyn, were summoned for bathing without proper dress in the river. Beringer and Llew- ellyn were final 2s 6d or three days. William Johnson, who denied being naked, or bathing, was tokl to appear at this Court in a fortnight's time.
Stealing a Dog. HEAVY FINE IMPOSED. A DISHONEST FARMSERVANT. On Thursday at the Porth Police Court-be. fore Dr Ivor Lewis and Mr T. Griffiths, M.E.— David Pugh, a farm servant, was summoned fOf' stealing sometime in April a dog. valued at E3, the property of Mr D. W. Davies, J.P., Tonypandy. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, pro. seeuted. The evidence showed that the defendant was a farm servant in the employ of Mr D. W. Da- vies at RhiW-farm ,Tonyrefail, and had been employed in cutting hay for the last six months. Some time in April the dog was lost, and for the following two weeks the defendant was con- tinually asking John Jones, another servant, if the dog had been found. On one occasion he said that the dog had gone to Breconshire, and that by the time it came back it would be a fine dog. Information was given to the police immediately after the dog had been lost. Evidence was also given by P.C. Parker, who clepoood to having received information (,-on-. cerning the loss of the dog. Benjamin Jones, Gr aigddu Farm, said that the defendant asked him if he wanted a good sheep dog, as he could sell him one. Ultimately he purchased the dog from the defendan- for 5s Consequently the dog was found on Graig- ddu Farm by some persons who were shearing sheep at Graigddu. 0 David Thomas, another farmer, said for the defence that he heard John Jones telling Pugh that he should have the dog and do what he liked with it. Mr T. Griffiths said that there was some in- consistency in the evidence, and that Jones had not given the dog to Pugh, but had lent it to Mr Miles Roberts, another farmer. The Bench imposed a fine of £2.. STATEMENT BY THE MAGISTRATES' CLERK. With reference to the reports wluch have ap- peared in the daily papers, to the effect that the prosecutor (Mr D. W. Davies, J.P.), occu- pied a seat on the bench during the hearing of the case, and that he even contradicted a witness for the defence, Mr Henry Porcher, Clerk to the Justices, writes: To the Editor of the "Free Press." Sir,—My attention has been called to this case as reported on the 16th imt., and I wish through your columns to state what took place. A witness for the defence said, "The dog was killed at Porth and Mr Davies knew it." The justices (Dr Lewis and Mr T. Griffith) referred to me, and I suggested Mr Davies could clear that up, and I asked him if that was so, when Mr Davies replied, "Some children had said it was killed, but on inquiry he found there was no truth in the rumour." This is the only part Mr Davies took in the case, and when it was called on he said ho should take no part, he being the prosecutor, and he moved his seat to a corner of the bench.—I am, &c., PENRY PORCHER, Clerk to the Justices. Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Pontypridd.
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