Cilfynydd. Before his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams at the County Court, on Wednesday, Frederick Archer, recently engaged as a pulleyman at the Albion Colliery, sought to recover 4;13 damages from William Jones, under-manager of the Albion Colliery, for an alleged assault. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, armeared for the com- plainant. and Mr Nicholls, of the firm of Messrs W. H. Morgan, Bruce, and Co., defended. Mr Phillips stated that the defendant badly assaul- ted his client on Friday, the 28th ot May, with the result that he was unable to follow his em- ployment for six weeks For that he claimed E6, and jE7 for doctors' fees, luxuries, and the pain he had endured. The evidence for the com- plainant was that the defendant struck him -twice in the face, knocked him to the ground, put his foot on his side, knelt on him, and, whilst holding him by the throat, bumped his hea several times against the ground. After this complainant managed to staler to his father's house, where he became unconscious. For the defence, however, it was contended that the com- plainant had used vile and threatening language -to the defendant, that he had told others lie would watch" him, and that he was the ag- gressor. The defendant stated that when com- plainant asked for the money due to him, he (defendant) replied that. he had not bine to do with l>ayinS it- He added, well, Archer, my •dear fellow, corne here dinner-time to-morrow for your money. Archer replied, "If I don't get tti to-night, I will hit your brains out with n jsprag. On the next day when defendant was consulting with the night fireman at the pit's mouth, the pl,IltTiff M-ent. up to him and asked witfr. an oath, for his money. Ha tola him to call for it tho next day, but he replied ho wanted it filat night. He then herein to oursc, ami struck defendant's cap on- n a1"0 aimed an- other blow at witness, and they thwi clinched and feif (lowii. Archer hem" underneath. Archer then threw a stone at 'him, RuJ picked un an- other, N-zjlicli he refused to giro 11n. Defendant therenporf struck him twice in the fa«e, and they fell down again. The defendant muted that he their placed his knee upon Archer s «nrst. and havin; jrnliod the brick out of his uand tola him to go home. His Honour stni^'l that n the plaintiff's story was true the case ,1¡mj Lie dcfehdant\wap a bad one, t,1t lie satisfied from the evidttice of the defendant rnd Ins witness that Archer was the a<«»rc*ssoi\ and that he had brought the pnnirhn bin- self. His was no* vr and he would give judgment for the (L f. nt. hut would not grant cos'y under th:' i i LEWIS BE 's. for Tea-X«FF sti ect.
Porty. The contract for the new Welsh Methodist Chapel, Portli, has been let to Messrs Charles Jenkins and Sons, contractors, and the work has been bugun. It is proposed to lay six memorial stones, shortly, and a sacred concert for the purpose of raising funds will also be held. A THIRSTY SOUL'S TROUBLE.—What shall I drink ? Try the Welsh Hills Non-Alcoholic Drinks, manu- factured by THOMAS & EVANS, Porth.-See ADVT. 3182o
Ynyshir. On Tuesday afternoon the mortal remains of David Davies, of South street, Ynyshir, who died on Friday morning last, as the result of injuries received at the National Colliery, were interred at the Llanwonno Churchyard. The funeral was an exceedingly large one, owing to the fact that the National Colliery was idle for the day. LEWIS BROS. for Provisions-Pontypridd and Havod, 326lr
Peqrhiwceiber. On Monday, the St. Winifred's Church Sunday School had their annual treat, when they in- dulged in different games on the field of Llety Turner Farm, and partook of tea together. On Sunday and Monday the Wesleyans held their annual preaching services, when sermons were delivered by Revs D. Cadvan Davies, Rhyl, and Emanuel Roberts, Treharris. Collections were made in aid of the Building Fund. Deep sympathy is being felt with Mr and Mrs Bevan, the Lee Hotel, and Mr Tom Bevan, on their receiving the sad news on Monday last of the sudden death of their dear beloved and only daughter, the wife of Mr John Gilmour, Llwyn- ypia House, Llwynypia. Mrs Gilmour was well- known here during her maidenhood, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. The sad news has cast quite a gloom over our town, as the deceased had only just turned her 24th year of age. Her bereaved parents, im- mediately on receiving the unwelcome tidings, suspended business. While home and residing with her parents, and known as Miss Bevan, she was a most genial and kind young lady. Very generous to the poor, she could never refuse a copper to a poor man or woman, and we have every reason to believe that she was a most de- voted and faithful wife. We also tender our sincere sympathy to her bereaved and sorrowful husband. CELEBRATE the "Diamond Jubilee," by trying ELECTRIC TEA—in lead packets at Is 8d, 2s, and 2s 4d per lb. 2873
"SORROWS OF SATAN." The dramatised version of Marie Corelli's won- derful book, "Sorrows of Satan," will be sub- mitted to play-going Pontypridd at the Clar- ence Theatre next week. The sensation pro- duced by the book in the world of literature, and the similar sensation produced by the play in dramatic circles, would lead us to the conclu- sion that immense crowds will next week fore- gather at t,he Clarence to witness the perform- ance of this weird drama. The piece is in the hands of a high-class company, the Grosvener Theatrical Syndicate, and the various and nu- merous characters are placed in competent hands.
AMALGAMATION OF BUSINESS AT PONTYPRIDD. THE Pontypridd Coachbuilding Company, Morgan Street, have taken over the business lately carried on by Mr Howard Williains, as Wheelwright and Coachbuilder at Mill Street also the business carried on by Messrs John Doxey & Sons, as Coach Painters and Trimmers, at Rhondda Road, Pontypridd. Having taken over all hands engaged at both the places named, they beg to announce that they (the Company) are better able to comply with the requirements of the trade, and to accommodate their customers at tho Steam Carriage Works. Morgan Street. Pontypridd.—The best and largest of its kind in the principality. A large Etock of an kinds of Vehicles always ready.
PWLLGWAUN BRIDGE. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY. WHY MR DEWI LLEWELLYN OPPOSED. -w—— To the Editor. Sir,—In the report of the above inquiry,which appeared in your last issue, it is stated that 1 offered opposition to the scheme, and that I disagreed with the principle of any kind of bridge; also that I stated that it was not re- quired by the public. Being that these statements are utterly un- true, I must ask you to publish this contradic- tion of the report. My objection is not to the scheme, but to the site. I have been among the foremost in agitttt- ing for the bridge, but have all along objected to that particular site, as there were other places better adapted for the purpose, and quite pro- bably would not be so expensive as the selected site. In reply to Colonel Marsh I stated that a bridge was wanted. I am not alone in my objection to this site, and if the inquiry had been held in the afternoon instead of in the morning, there would have been more opponents to the site. present. Myself and many others have been waiting for an opportunity to express our views on the ques- tion, but the Councillors of our district have thought it wise to have more than half the work done before giving the people, who are most interested, a, chance to express an opinion. You also state "that it did not transpire how far we were authorised to lay the objection in the name of a large section of the public." My reply to that is—First, I did not object in the name of a large section of the public; I simply attended as a ratepayer, as I had a right to do. Secondly, it is not necessary to be authorised by the public to object to such a scheme; the inquiry was held in the interest of the ratepayers, and each and everyone, in- dividually or collectively, had a right to attend and object to, or support the scheme, according to his or their opinion. As your report has been widely discussed, and has done me considerable harm, I trust you will -ve this as much publicity as you did the other I am, etc., Pwllgwaun. DEWI LLEWELLYN. MR ARTHUR SEATON'S OBJECTIONS EXPLAINED. To the Editor, "Glamorgan Free Press." Sir.—I was rather surprised on reading your paper of August 7th to find such and unfair construction placed on the opposition offered by me to the loan of £ 350 for the purposes 01 erecting a bridge near or next to the Caste 11 Ifor Hotel, Hopkinstown, and thought that such a report was due to either your readiness in pub- lishing inaccuracies, or, on the other hand, that it was given you by officials or parties interested in the loan being granted to do so. The follow- ing are the objections raised by me, which ex- plains fully my action in the matter, and if it is not taking too much of your space, I will also give the expressions made use of by Col. Marsh R.N., after he had visited the site where the bridge previously stood, and the site where erected at present. Such expressions were freelv made before the surveyor, Councillor Gowan, Mr D. Llewellyn, and myself. I objected, first, on the ground that the Urban District Council did not fully enquire into the state of the bridge before purchasing, two-third of the ironwork being corroded or rusted away, and that iron straps formerly half an inch thick were now no thicker than a penknife. Colonel Marsh, aft-er thoroughly examining the ironwork, stated that, it was in a far worst condition than stated by me, most of the rods or stays being completely corroded awav. and no strength there whatever, and some of the cross girders hardly safe to carry their own weight. Councillor Gowan thereupon remarked that he would not mind driving the steam roller over it. to which the Insjxctor replied that he would prefer being one side or the other on solid grou ndwhen such a. trial was being done. thereby clearly demonstrating his views as to its strength. My second objection was that the span at Hop- kinstown; was greater than where it, previously stood, therebv considerably weakening the struc- ture. Col. Marsh, after trving the respective widths, found that what I stated was correct, the span at Hopkinstown being some feet wider thnn at Treforest, on which he commented very strongly. My third objection was tiiali there jw»s no provision made for wing walls on the Pwllgwaun side of the river, and that the roadway now in course of construction was in danger of being seriously interfered with on every high flood, which is common in the river Rhondda. The Inspector pointed out and severely com- mented on the fact of the serious encroachments upon the ground bordering on that side of the river, by the continual scouring of heavy floods and thought it necessary that such wing walls should be built immediatoely. I do not intend to enter into my other objections, as I consider the Inspector's opinions on the foregoing objec- tions are reasons enough why I should have attended that enquiry and raised opposition to such a scheme. I was rather surprised at the question put to me by the Clerk to the Council as to whether I had tendered for the removal of the bridge, which I had not, thus trying to lead the Inspector to believe that it was jealousy cn my part that had prompted my opposition. I still adhere to my general statement at the en- quiry, that the bridge does not serve any good purpose erected where it is, that its proper posi- tion was higher up the river, where there would have been a good junction with the Rhondda road and not a square angle and bad approach as at present, and that it would have been better to have gone in for a new bridge instead of buy- ing old iron much rusted at new iron price; also that when the Council decides to lay out money on such schemes, that the feelings of the rate- payers be consulted as to position, etc., and that the enquiry be held before the money is spent, and not afterwards, a point taken notice of by the inspector, and that separate men should be employed on the work so as to ascertain full cost, and not try to minimise such expenditure as has been done in this case, by employing men thereon whose duties are road cleaning and not new road makmg.-Thanking you in antici- pation, I am, etc. Weston Hill, ARTHUR SEATON. Cadoxton, Barry. Builder.
THE DEFINITION OF BONA-FIDE. The Three Miles Limit No Protection. At the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday —before the Stipendiary and other magistrates— Thomas Griffiths, Thomas James, Edmund Jones, William Lloyd, Llewelyn Jones, William Thomas Evan Rowlands, Edward Evans, William His- cock, and Daniel Thomas, labourers and col- liers, hailing from Porth and Hafod. were charged with unlawfully being on licensed pre- mises on the 1st inst. P.S. Stibbs stated that about twenty minutes to four on Sunday, the 1st inst., he was on duty on the Cardiff road, Rhydyfelen, when he no- ticed some one open the front door of the Crown Inn. He saw the landlord and landlady come outside, and when the latter saw witness she turned to her husband, and exclaimed in Welsh, "lie is coming." Witness asked if there were any bonafides in the inn, and received the reply, "Yes, a few." On going inside he saw ten men there, and several vessels containing beer in front of them. Witness asked the men if they would have come to Rhydyfelen if the public- houses were open in Hafcd that day, and one of them replied, "No, not likely!" The landlord then came in and said, "Why didn't you tell the policeman the same as vou told mè, that you came down on husiness At six o'clock the same evening witness saw two of the men, DI. Thomas and Rowlands, at Upper Boat, stagger- ing about the road drunk. Lloyd stated that they had not gone there for the purpose of drinking. They saw the (.oor open anl asked if they could have a little re- freshment. The landlord asked, "Where arc you going to?" and they replied that they were going down a little further. Several of the defendants averred that they had not gone there for the purpose of drinking, but some had no explanation to offer. The Stipendiary: Five cf the men ^ave no ex- planation. Taking the most onerous possible view of the proceedings we think it is necessary to fine six of the men. You know the state of the law in the matter, ar. 1 the fact that a man has come beyond the three miles limit is no protection at all. Some of vou have -;vcii ex- cuses, and we have no means of rebut tins: them, so cn this occasion we are willinar to adopt them. William Thomas, William Lloyd, Edmund Jones, and Thomas GrifTHhs. were then dis- missed; Hisccek was fined 5s. and Daniel Thoma.s, Evan Rowlands, Edward Evans. Llew- ellyn Jones, and Thomas James, 10s each.
THE PORTHCAWL DROWNING FATALITY. A Cilfynydd Fireman's Tragic Death. SAD ENDING TO A HOLIDAY. On Friday afternoon a "Free Press" reporter wired from Porthcawl: A married man named William Stephens, fireman, William street, Cil- fynydd, was drowned whilst bathing here this morning at about eleven o'clock. Stephens, who was thirty-three years of a £ je, and emploved as fireman at the Albion Colliery, Pontvpridd. was staying here with his wife and three children. It appears he was carried beyond his depth by a heavy wave, and was seen to be indifficulties. Efforts were made by other swimmers to rescue him, but to no avail. The body was recovered at half-past one after coastguard and other boats had been put out. The sad event has cast quite a gloom upon Pontypridd visitors at Porthcawl. The sad news was quickly circulated, and cre- ated a profound impression throughout the town and district, especially at CiJivnvdd. where the deceased was so popular. Later our Porthcawd correspondent tele- graphed The circumstances under which pool Stephens met his death were exceedingly pathetic He was down here with Mrs Stephens and the three children for a week's holiday, and they intended returning, together with a number o'f Cilfynydd friends, on Saturday afternoon. It had been arranged by the party to have a fare- well musical gathering on Friday evening at the Sliip and Castle Hotel, the home of Mr and Mrs Job Davies, formerly of Cilfynydd. But alas! the hours of conviviality and joy were turned into hours of lament and weeping. Arriving here full of joy and hope, poor Mrs Stephens returned a widow. In her painful position, however, she was not without sincere sympathisers and friends Mr E. H. Davies, J.P., Pentre, who arrived just after the fatal occurrence, at once interested himself in the case. Finding that the bereaved wife and children were not in very good circum- stances, he lost no time in initiating a movement for collecting funds for their assistance. A ready band of helpers, most of whom came from Maesteg- and were perfect strangers to the grief- stricken family, rallied round Mr Davies and set their wits to work with a view to eliciting practical sympathy. A committee was formed. with Mr R. E. Salmon. Maesteg, as secretary. and Mr D. John, Maesteg, as treasurer. On Friday evening an eisteddfod, organised by this committee, was held at the assembly room of Mr Comley's restaurant, that gentleman kindly giv- ing the use of the room free. Mr E. H. Da- vies was in the chair, and his opening remarks showed how strongly he sympathised with the famil who had been so suddenly and so tragi- cally robbed of a loving husband and a tender father. In order to make the eisteddfod more attractive, Mr Bevan, jeweller, Porthcawl (for- merly of Porth), kindly gave a handsome silver- mounted brooch for the best rendering of the soprano solo "Holy City,' and this was won by Miss Agnes Rowlands, Treforest, a member of the distinguished Pontypridd Ladies' Choir. At the close a collection was taken, and in appealing for financial aid for the widow and fatherless Mr Davies spoke with a tenderness of feeling which produced a very strong effect indeed upon his hearers. He started the collection by him- self giving ten shillings, and his example was imitated by Mr Williams, Mountain Ash, who generously subscribed a like sum. On Saturday evening Mr Comley again gave his room free for the holding of a concert organised by the com- mittee. Mr E. H. Davies once more presided over a crowded audience, and among the soloists were Miss Agnes Rowlands and the well-known Dewi Dar, Cilfynydd. A coodly sum was again collected. Throughout Friday and Saturday a band of collectors worked hard in the town, and the result was that in all a sum of nearly jE24 has been handed over to the grateful widow. 1 cannot too highly commend the kindness of heart and generosity displayed by Mr E. H. Davies, who proved himself a friend indeed to Mrs Stephens and the children, because a friend in need is a friend indeed. One incident which came under my notice was a revelation to me of his sincerity. When the body was conveyed to the apartments occupied by the Stephens family a suggestion was made that a sheet should bo placed under it on the ambulance. Without any hesitation Mr Davies remarked, "I will get one," and immediately he ran to the nearest shop, returning as soon as possible with the required sheet.. Mr Davies eives nobly and gives generously towards any deserving cause, but he never wants his left hand to know what his right hand has done. Too much, also, can- not be said in praise of the host of Maesteff visitors who took suoh a warm interest in the case. From first to last, with Messrs Salmon and John at their head, they worked hard towards getting the required monetary assistance. Their enthusiasm in the cause was delightful to wit- ness, and is an instance of true Welsh sympathy of which I, as a fellow Welshman, feel very proud. The inquest on the body of the unfortunate man was held on Saturday morning at Porthcawl Police Station, by Mr Cuthebertson, coroner, Neath, and a, jury, of which Mr Rogers was fore- man. The evidence having been heard, the jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally drowned." Th? foreman expressed the sincere sympathy of himself and his fellow-iurors with the widow, to whom they presented their fees. The body was subsequently conveyed home by the 2.30 train. A short service was held at ae house, which is in close proximity to the railway station, and the immense gathering of visitors, who had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect, sans: with great pathos several old Welsh hymns. The scene was a painfully pathetic one, and will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. GRAIG-YR-HESG."—Your letter on The National Eisteddfod of Wales" will appear next week. ♦
A MOTHER'S TROUBLES. Every station or condition in life has its worries and trials. Mothers often realise that they have more than their proper share. So thought Mrs Burden, of Withybrook, near Coventry, for writing in August, 1894, she said My leg is very bad, it runs such a lot of matter, and there is bad flesh, and so painful, I get so down-hearted about it that I often sit down and have a good cry. It is what they call Burst Vari- cose Veins. It has been like it more or less for years. My Doctor has given it up asa bad job and I have tried lots of things but no good." I have ,b e e n re- commend- ed to trv your" ,-ILVEWS PILLS and SILVER'S OIL." Do you really think it will cure my leg ? "— Mrs Burden obtained a supply, persevered, carried out the directions carefully, and the result was that in February, 1895, she wrote- My leg is now quite well, Silver's Pills and • Silver's Oil' completely cured me." MOST MARVELLOUS REMEDIES for Rheumatism, Bad Legs and Varicose Veins, Wounds, Sore Throat, Pronchitis. Neuralgia, Pimples, Ulcers, &c. SILVER'S PILLS" cure Indigestion, Hiliousness, Costiveness, and Ner- vous Debility. ASTOUNDING RESULTS. Prepared only by JOHN SILVER, Croydon, England, and Sold in Boxes and Bottles, Sid., Is and 2s by the Sole Agents for this district, THOMAS & EVANS, "The People's Stores," Hannah street, Portb, and Norton Bridge, Pontypridd.
REAL FUN. A fond mother sent her small boy imo the country recently, and after a week of anxiety has received the following reassuring letter: "I got here all right, and I forgot to write before. It is a very nice place to have some fun. A fellow and I went out in a boat, and the boat tipped over, and a man got me out, and I was so full of water that I didn't know nothing for a long while. The other boy has to be buried when they find him. His mother came from her house and she cried all the time. A hoss kicked me over. and I have got to have some mcnev to pay the doctor for mending my head. We arc going to set a barn on fire to-night, and I I am not your son if we shan't have some real fun. I lost my watch, and I am very sorry. I shall bring home some snakes and a toad and a tame crow if I can get them in my trunk."—
Ystrad. MONDAY.—Before the Stipendiary Mr I natius Williams), Alderman R. Lewis. Coun- cillor D. Thomas, and Mr T. P. Jerdiins. Thomas Prosser and Walter Lee. two boy- residing at Trealaw, were summoned for tres- passing on the T.V.R. Company's goods' var. at Trealaw on the 24tli ult., Mr H. M. Ingle- dew. Cardiff, prosecuted on behalf of the Com- pany. Detective Edwards saw the two boys o > the Trealaw goods' yard, releasing some breaks- off the trucks. On his approaching them, they used very abusive and obscene language. Tic trucks at the goods' yard are continually being damaged. A fine of 2s 6d was imposed. Elizabeth Pickings, 14 years of age. hailing from Blaenycwm, was summoned for stealing. 15 lbs. of coal, value a penny, from the Blaeny- cwm Level, on the 31st ult. H. Llewelyn, far- mer, saw the defendant going towards the level, and returning from there with the in a bucket. Fined 2s 6d. William Jones, Phillip Thomas, ami Richard Morgan, three boys rcsidinl)- at Treorky. wero. summoned for obstructing the pavement at Tre- orky on Sunday evening, the 1st inst. P.C. Martin said defendants were running about the streets, rushing up against ladies, and causing great annoyance to passers by. Fined 5s each. Louis Fine, a Tonypandy auctioneer, was summoned for obstructing the pa-vciytiet, at Tonypandyr on the 24th ult. P.C. Pur.te-r said that at three o'clock on the day in question he saw some goods outside the defendant's shop which obstructed passengers. He remonstrated withu defendant, and told hi mto clear the goods, which the latter promised to do. He (the wit- ness) again passed at 4 p.m., and the goods were still there. Defendant now said that, he had told his assistant to clear them off, but the latter had omtited to do do. Defendant was fined 10s. > illiam Thomas, brake-driver, Treorky, was fined £1 for furious driving on the highway at Treorky on the night of the 2nd inst. P.C. Martin proved the case.
Pontypridd. WEDNESDAY, -Before the Stipendiary, Coun- cillor James Roberts, Dr R. C. Hunter, and Alderman Richard Lewis. Five lads from Gyfeillon, named Edward Davies, David Thomas, John Rees Jenkins, George Hitchings, and Abraham Moore, were summoned for bathmg in the river Rhondda, on the 1st inst., without proper attire. P.C. Needs proved the case, and added that the lads were running about on the river side perfect1- nude. To bathe in the river at this spot was enough to give anyone a fever. The elder boys, Hitchings and Moore, were fined 2s 6d each Davies, who did not appear, 2s 6d and the smaller lads, Jenkins and Thomas, Is each. John Edwards, brake-driver, Norton Bridge, was summoned for furious driving on the 31st July. P.S. Davies, Cilfynydd, stated that at 6.5 p.m. on the day in question he saw the de- fendant driving a two-horsed brake through Cilfynydd at a furious rate. Three little boys who were on the road had a very narrow escape from being run over. At seven o'clock when witness came out of the police-station at Norton Bridge he saw the defendant standing with his brake outside, but when he saw witness he immediately drove off at full gallop. The de- fendant was under the influence of drink. Edwards admitted going "a bit fast," but he was not galloping the horses. One of the horses weighed 14cwt. and the other 9cwt. and he (defendant) was half drunk. He was fined 10s. Abraham Ashcroft, labourer, Norton Bridge, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 31st July. P.C. Lewis stated that he saw the defendant in a drunken condition, and he took him into the house. When they got inside the passage defendant struck at him. In a few minutes Ashcroft came out and said he wanted to fight the officer, and witness again put him indoors. Whenever the defendant was under the influence of drink he was a "little blackguard." A fine of 10s was imposed. James Burke, a Merthyr man, was, on the evidence of P.S. Stibbs, fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly at Rhydfelen on the 24th August. For a similar offence, Abraham Jenkins, PwU- gwaun, was fined 10s, evidence being given by P.C. Ham. Mr J. Bryant, solicitor, Pontypridd, made an application for the adjournment of a case which arose out of a County Court case at Porth two months ago. He was acting for the Public Prosecutor, and the case, which was one of perjury, was reported by his Honour Judge Williams. The woman was ill, and a medical certificate was put it. The case was adjourned for a week. Mary Watkins, Hopkinstown, was summoned by Hannah Rogers ,of the same place, for assault Mrs Rogers stated that on Wednesday, the 4th inst., her daughter went to see the defendant because she had beaten her son. The defendant then scratched the little girl. so witness went down herself, and she was beaten by the defen- dant. Elizabeth Rogers, a rather cheeky young girl, said she had asked the defendant why she had beaten her brother, and by way of reply the defendant scratched her, jumped on her, and seized her by the throat. Defendant said she could not stand the cheek of the e-irl. For the defence Sarah Young said the girl had called Mrs Watkins a b cow, but she did not see Mrs Watkins do anything. Evidence was also given by Florrie King. The case was dismissed. Mrs Fussell, a lady residing on the Tram road, Treforest, was summoned by Mary Ann Adams for assaulting her. Complainant deposed that she and Mrs Fussell had a tussle" in the afternoon, and a handful of defendant's hair got pulled out. In the evening defendant waylaid her and another fight ensued. Defendant stated that Mrs Adams struck her when she (defen- dant) was carrying a baby. Elizabeth Thomas and Mary Williams said they saw the defendant striking the complainant. Fussell was ordered to pay the costs. James Gwinter, Rhydyfelen, was charged with assaulting William Cleland on the 30th ult. Cleland said that on the day in question he was walking along tho road near the tinworks, Tre- forest, when the defendant came up and asked him to pay for a drink. He refused, and de- fendant struck him a blow on the nose. At the time the defendant was neither drunk nor sober. Gwinter wanted to fight him. but- he replied that he would summon him. P.S. Stibbs said that on the night in question, the complainant came to the police station. He was then bleed- ing from the nose. On Saturday morning, when he served the summons the defendant told hirll that Cleland had challenged him to fight, and he had given him a blow on the nose. The Bench I a fine of 10s, including costs. Thomas Prosser, Norton Bridge, was sum- moned by Marv Greenwav for using threats towards her on the 19t,h July, and 3rd Augusti. Complainant stated that on the days in question the defendant threatened her, and used filthy language. Defendant said he never saw the woman on the first, mentioned date, but -rr was a row on August the 3rd. He had bc Pontvoridd for 25 years, and this was tJp fi time for him to appear in Court. Ha" na Jenkins said that Mrs Greenway was helping her to move when Prosser came down and wanted Mrs Greenway and her husband to come out. Prosser thought Mrs Greenwav was run- ning away, but she was not doing so. Henry Evans c-ave. what he termed, a second edition of the affair. Mrs Greonway was on the "sccnery" Dr Hunter: Perhaps she was on the win~s. (Laurhtei^ Mr James Roberts: Perhaps she was behind the scenery. (Laughter). Defen- dant was bound over in a sum of jE5 to keep thq peace.
Pontypridd. The rainfall at Pontypridd during the last month was I CS during same period last year, 2-21. LEWIS BROS. is 7d Tea, Pure and Fragrant. 3261r An exceedingly sat fatality occurred at the Khondda Valley Brewery, Taff street, on Thurs- day morning. An employee named George Dool living at No. 10, East street, Trallwn, was at his work as usual when seen alive, which was about six o'clock. An hour and a half later he was missing, and a search was instituted Mr Albert Matthews, the brewer, fearing that the man had fallen into the beer vat, looked into that huge vessel, and there discovered the dead body. How deceased got into the vat is a mys- tery, but it is expected that while engaged in brewing operations he mounted to the top step and fell over. He was a delicate man, and the probability is that he fainted whilst in his some- what dangerous position and was thus unable to save himself. The police were immediately called in and the body was conveyed home on the ambulance by P.C.'s D. Da vies (33) and William Evans (40). Deceased leaves a ^dow and two children. The inquest will probably be held on Saturday. The town rings with the news that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 There was a splendid muster of ^mbere at a meet in" of the Pontvpridd Shooting Club hell StenCo°meS' Arms^otel £ n »C~ -^hl'Sr1chitf taKei of the mS? was to formally present the prize-win- ner at the previous two shoots—Col-sergeant Phillips and Private Lisliman. In tlie course of his speech in response the ^airman remarked that he was perfectly satisfied with the new rifle, and he hoped some of the members would go down to the County meeting. If they did, he added, he was quite certain that Pontypridd marksmen would account for not a few of the prizes. (Applause). COOMBES' for best Bread Dr Allison's Brown Bread Cake of all kinds; best and cheapest Muffins, Crumpets. and Pikelets- fresli daily. Agent for Lipton's Teas. 8 The Pontypridd Shooting Club held a prize shoot at the Treherbert range on Thursday after- noon, in good weather. There was a splendid attendance, and the competitions were of an 4exelting character. The highest score was that of Lance-corporal W. M. Lewis (the Society's hard-working hon. sec.), who made 60 points out of a possible 75-not at all a bad record. The runners up were Privates Rankin, J. McIntosh, and Scudamore. LEWIS BROS. eell the Finest Dairy Butter. 3261r WHY go to Cardiff for your Game, when FENNELL, Taff Street, Pontypridd, can supply you ? At the Maidenhead police court on Monday, Thomas Hulett, residing at Barry road, Ponty- pridd, who did not appear, had been summoned by Maria Treby, formerly living at Pontypridd, but now residing with her sister in Maidenhead, to show cause why he should not contribute towards the maintenance of her illegitimate child, of which she alleged lie was the father. The Magistrate's Clerk said that the summons had been served by declaration. Mr T. W. Stuchbery, solicitor, Maidenhead, appeared for the complainant, and said that his client and defendant had been engaged for upwards of three years, and during that tima defendant had constantly visited her at her father's house. On the 7th of June of this year a child was born, and the mother of the girl had since seen the defendant and charged him with the paternity. He (Mr Stuchbery) had in his possession two letters which had been read -from Hulett, and in both he admitted being father of the child. In the second letter, Mr Stuchbery added, he offered to pay 3s. towards the maintenance of the child. The complainant, a very respectable young woman, stated that she was a dressmaker, and was at present residing with her sister at 78, Garden Cottages, Maidenhead. She had been engaged to defendant three years, and during that time Hulett frequently visited her—sometimes three times a oay. Her child was born on Ilhit-Munday last at her sLt jr's house; defendant was the father. The letters produced were in defendant's handwriting. These were read by Mr Stuchbery, and the second one was to the effect that he was willing to pay 3s. a week. In reply to the chairman, complainant said that Hulett was a paving-cutter and earned £2 10s. a week.—A Magistrate: How do you know that he earns that ? He generally earns that amount. His is piece-work, and the more he works the more money he gets.—By the Bench: She knew this because her father worked at the same place as defendant.— Mrs Treby, mother of the applicant, living at Pontypridd, said that her daughter was 18 years old, and had never been out with any other young man but defendant. She spoke to him in Barry road, and asked him what ho was going to do. He said he would write to her daughter. The magistrate made an order upon defendant to pay 3s. 6d a week until the child attained the age of 16, and ordered him to pay "the costs (Fl 6i) forthwith. LEWIS BROS., Cash Stores, for Mild Breakfast Bacon. 3261r PONTYPRIDD SCHOOL OF Music.-For terms apply to B. P. MILLS (Professor of Music), Court House Street. 3295
Treforest. On Monday the mortal remains of Mr Albert Evans, son of Mr David Evans, butcher, Rhydy- felen, were interred in the graveyard of Saron Chapel amidst every manifestation of deep regret and sorrow. The funeral cortege was one of the largest seen in the locality-ample proof of the high esteem ia which the young man was held. The Treforest Male Voice Party, of which tho deceased was a member. attended in a body, and acted as bearers. The Bev D. M. Jones, Saron, officiated, and he was assisted by the Revs T. Thomas, Groeswen; Symlog Morgan, and D. G. Evans, Rhydyfelen, all of whom made touching allusions to the many good qualities of the departed. The old Welsh hymns, Aberystwith," Bydd myrdd o rhyfeddodau," and "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau were impressively sung by the Male Voice Party, and the major portion of those at the funeral were moved to tears. The body was enclosed in a polished oak coffin with brass fittings, the undertakers being Messrs Judd &Co. We extend our heartiest sympathy to the grief- stricken parents and family in their affliction. ELECTRIC TEA is always great in strength and full of fiavour-Is 8d, 2s, and 2s 4d. 2873
Tylorstown. The fifth anniversary services of the English Baptist Chapel, Tylorstown, were held on Sunday at the Board Schools. In the morning the Rev T. T. Davies, of Ynysybwl, officiated. A childrens' meeting was held in the afternoon, when a number of songs, recitations and dialogues were given. Tins meeting was largely attended. In the evening the choir rendered a service of song,entitled "The Battle of Life," in a most effective manner. The collections, which resulted in a fair sum being realised, were in aid of the Sunday School funds.
Penygraig. On Tuesday, Griffith Evan John,of Penygraig, was admitted into the Porth Cottage Hospital, suffering from a severely crushed limb, the injury having been sustained whilst following his employment as collier at Penygraig House Coal Colliery. The unfortunate man tad received such injuries to his left limb that amputation was at once found necessary. Beyond this his injuries were slight.
Tonypandy. At the age of 48, there has died in New South Wales, Australia, a native of Tonypandy, in the person of Mr James Price. The sad event oc- curred on April 27th. On Sunday the anniversary services of the Baptist Church, at Primrose street Board Schools, were held. The officiating ministers were the Revs D. E. Richards, M.D., of America, and O. Waldo James, of Clydach Vale, both of whom delivered eloquent discourses to large congregations.
Trealaw. On Monday afternoon a large concourse of friends assembled at 61, Miskin road, Trealaw, to pay a last tribute of respect to the mortal remains of Mr W. W. Withers, a young man in the prime of life, who met with a fatal accident while at his daily employment in the mine. He was well-respected throughout the district, and was a most faithful member of the Rational Sick and Burial Association. The club members, each bearing the token of mourning, preceded the corpse, and the funeral was also attended by the Trealaw Temperance Band (of which he was also a member). The band played the "Dead March" on the route to the Trealaw Cemetery. Deceased will be much missed in the locality. On Wednesday morning, one of our lady readers, living at Rhys street, was made the recipient of a handsome present in the way of triplets. We are pleased to hear that the mother and children are doing well. Groceries, Best and Cheapest, LEWIS B *OS., Taff street. 326lr
Abercyqorj. At a special drill inspection of the Boys' Brigade held recently by Captain G. Pelly, of the first Cardiff Company, the following Boys were chosen for promotion: Sergeant, Mr Edward Richards; Corporals, Messrs Sidney Blake and Howell Williams Lance-Corporals, Messrs Eddie Gibbon, Eddie Johnson and Rees Powell. There was a large attendance, and the greatest interest prevailed throughout the meet- ing. The Boys, in their smart uniforms and neat appearance, elicited the admonitions of all; their drilling was excellent. This Com- pany is the first in the district, and was only recently formed. The manner in which the Boys acquitted themselves reflects much credit on their captain (Mr W. Tame), and lieutenants, E. Carslake and T. Joy. At the English Wesleyan Sunday School, on Sunday and Monday the anniversary services were held. On Sunday morning Mr W. H. Leaver, the missioner, preached from Psalm 90, the 16th and 17th verses and he also presided over the evening service, when recitations and dialogues were ably rendered to a large con- gregation by friends from Aberdare, Gelligaled, and the scholars. The afternoon service, which was of a similar character to the evening one, was presided over by Mr Owen Buckley, the superintendent of the School. Solos were rendered by Master E. Davies, Treharris, and Mr S. Gilman, and a quartette by Miss Anthony; Messrs Gilman, Buckley and W. Midgely. On Monday afternoon a tea was given to the scholars, immediately followed by a public tea to which a good number sat down those having charge of the cup that cheers being Mrs Anthony, Mrs Buckley and Mrs Gilman, Misses Anthony, Jones, McGrath, Morgan and Midgley. At 7 30 an entertainment was com- menced, Mr 1. B. Arnold (Trecynon) occupying the chair. We refrain from giving more than one or two items of a long programme. Mrs Pugh, of Miskin, rendered two solos in an admirable manner. Dialogues, too, are always well received, and the one given by Messrs McGrath and Morgan was not the exception to that rule. The officers of the school may certainly be satisfied with their first attempt, for from the report given by the secretary we learn that although only re-commenced five months there are 60 scholars en the books, and it is expected to have about JE2 10s. clear as the result of the services. We should also add that the singing, which was of a good order, was under the conductorship of Mr S. Gilman, whilst Mr W. Davies, Treharris, was the accompanist.
Treharris. Mr J. Connell, of London, delivered an open air address at the square on Tuesday evening on "Socialism in connection with the I.L.P." before a good audience. The Rev E. Roberts, of Saron, John street, will leave this month for the Pontypridd mission amid much regret. He will be succeeded by the Rev G. O. Roberts (Morvin) of Tonypandy. Mr J. W. Home, assistant master at the Quaker's Yard Truant School, will shortly leave to fill a similar position in a college, at Beccles, Suffolk. We wish him every success in his new sphere of labour. The twenty-eighth quarterly meeting of the Workmen's Industrial Society, was held at their committee room, William's terrace, on Saturday evening, Mr Joseph Thomas in the chair. There was a fair attendance of shareholders. The secretary read the report and balance sheet, which, after some discussion, was unanimously adopted. We cull the following from the statement. The capital amounted XI,344 18s 9d, and the trade done during the quarter to £ 1,685 Is llld, on which there was a profit of E128 2 3s 2d permitting a dividend of Is 8d in the £ being paid to members, and 10d in the £ to non-members. Liberal depreciation was allowed on buildings, fixed stock, horse and cart, &c Mr John Henry Davies and Mr David Davies' were unanimously re-elected secretary and treasurer respectively. Mr Robert Griffiths was elected chairman, and Messrs W. Meyrick, John Lewis James, Thomas Morris, Gomer Price aud Hugh Jones to serve on the committee for the next twelve months. An animated discussion followed as to the desirability of erecting a bakehouse, which resulted in the committee being instructed to proceed with the work at once by a large majority. The usual votes of thanks were also accorded, and the meeting separated. A meeting of the Treharris Technical Instruc- tion Committee was held on Friday, when there were present Messrs J. P. Gibbon (chairman), P. Prosser, C.C., W. Lewis, D.C., Fred Targett, Rees Jones (treasurer), Lewis Morris, W. A. Davies, W. C. Thomas (secretary), and Mr Henry Davies, county mining lecturer. Ar- range menta were made for the opening of the forthcoming session, when mining, mining mathematics, cookery, music, Welsh, shorthand, &c., will be taught. Owing to the excellence of last year's examination results all th« students will be presented with prizes. Mr W. Lewis, I D.C., was elected chairman for next session Mr Thomas Pr-tcha-rd vice-chairman. Mr Jt,'es Jones treasurer, and Mr W. C. Thon a3 secre- tary. The committee is to be complimented upon the excellent arrangements it always I mairep for the youth cf the district.
Ystrad. Our Rhondda Lady Correspondent. writes: On Saturday, the choir in connection with St. Stephens' Church, together with a large number of friends, to the number of 85, had their annual outing, under the charge of the Rev T. H. Wil- liams, and Mr T. J. Royal, the conductor.,It was unanimously resolved that Weston be visited and the party mustered at Ystrad station to meet the 7.40 a.m. train, en route to Cardiff, being joined by a few more friends at Lhvynvr>ia station. Cardiff was reached a few minutes before nine, when a brisk walk brought us to the Docks, where we boarded that magnificent pleasure boat, the "Ravenswood," and soon we were at sea. The weather was delightful, and the music and comic singing on board were much appreciated. In about three parts of an hour we were safely landed at pretty Weston, and immediately walked in groups to the town. As the only complaint after arrival was hunger, the majority evidently having left home without breakfasting, Huntley's Hotel was at once made for, through a heavy downpour of rain, after which tho day was beautifully fine and cool. The excellent repast at Huntley's over, the com- pany dispersed. The rest of the day was given up to the usual delights of Weston and the sur- rounding villages—delights as diverse as they are numerous. That every one enjoyed the trip was proved on the return voyage, when many singers congregated on different parts of the boat and gave forth melody to the night winds, the waves and the fishes. The mid-night train brought the revellers back to their respective homes, tho- roughly tired and satiated with their day's enjoyment.
Ynysybwl. We learn with great pleasure of the success ot Mr Henry Judd at tho examination for Inspec- tors of Nuisances, held at Cardiff on July 23rd and 24th. Nine candidates presented themselves, five of whom were successful. Mr Judd is at present employed as a collier at the Ocean Col- liery, but we hope he will soon occupy the post he aspires to, as he is now a fully qualified sani- tary inspector. Undoubtedly, he deserved to succeed, for he has worked indefatigably, and we heartily wish him every success in the fu- ture. We should mention that valuable assist- ance was given by his able "coach," Mr M. D. Price, A.S.I., Ferndale. We offer our congratulations also to Masters Urias Williams, (son of District Councillor J. Gwawr Williams) and Gwilym Gower (son of Mr D. Gower, overman), who distinguished them- selves at the recent College of Preceptors' Ex- amination at Pontypridd, and Miss S. J. Smith (daughter of Mr D. Smith, Crawshay street), who obtained a junior certificate. Surely, they have a promising future, and we trust that they will not rest satisfied until they have reached the "top of the tree." ELECTRIC TEA s specially blended for the watet of this district—Is 8d, 2s, and'2s 4d per lb. 2873
YNYSHIR IN MOURNING. Four Fatalities in a Week. Ynyshir, during the past week, has been hushed into a; state of solemn quietude. The grim, icy hand of death in its cruel work his wrought desolation to many families, and friends and all alike have joined to mourn the loss by a premature death of not a few of our most respected neighbours. Bank Holiday came, and each and every one was bent on enjoying him- self; but ere the shades of night had fallen younw Joseph Kenvin, who was drowned whilst bathing at Barry, had joined the great majority. Since the sad event a strict search was instituted for the body, and on Saturday all that remained of the poor unfortunate young man, once a brilliant ornament in the household, was washed ashore a few miles beyond the place where the sad accident occurred. Words cannot adequate- ly describe the pain through which the family have passed during this period. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Lledrddu Cemetery and was largely attended. Following closely in the wake of this unfortunate affair, a double fatality occurred at the Standard Colliery on Wednesday morning. It appears that whilst a married man named John Jones and his son Rees were engaged in their stall a large quan- tity of clod fell, killing the poor boy on the spot. The father was immediately conveyed to the surface, where every medical aid was prompt- ly administered, but at eight o'clock on the same evening the injuries proved fatal. The deceased man, who had resided ai Ynyshir for many years, was a native of Vochriw. He was a most diligent member of the Saron Congrega- tional Chape., and was much respected in the neighbourhood. The funeral of both father and son was held on Saturday at the Llanwonno Cemetery, the service at the residence being conducted by the Rev E. C. Davies. The Standard Colliery suspended operations for the day, and no less than four thousand persons attended to pay their last tribute of respect. On Friday evening yet another death resulted through injuries received at the National Col- liery, Wattstown. A young man named David Davies, of South street, Ynyshir, was engaged in his stall on the previous Wilt's shift when a piece of coal fell, striking him on the loins. Without any assistance whatever he managed to proceed to the bottom of the shaft, and, reaching the surface, walked home with the assistance of two of his fellow-workmen.Through out Friday he lav in great pain, and expired about seven o'clock. The deceased was a pro- minent Band of Hope conductor, and was a young man who had a bright and promising future. He was an ardent supporter of the Eisteddfod, and on several occasions had led choirs to victory. The funeral took place on Tuesday, at the Llanwonno Cemetery, a huge concourse following the remains to- their resting place. The Rev E. C. Davies, Savon Congrega- tional Chapel, of which the deceased was a member, officiated. We sincerely desire to ex- tend our sympathy to each of the sorrowing relatives.
I REV. D. G. WILLIAMS. REV D. G. WILLIAMS, FERNDALE. Wales' Greatest Essayist- All South Walians, and Ferndale people in particular, are delighted at the continued suc- cesses of our esteemed countryman, the Rev D. Y • Williams, whose photo we are able to pro- duce^ At the National Eisteddfod held last week at Newport. Mr Williams scored another tri- umph on two different competitions, and en different subjects. His first victory was recorded on Tuesday, when he was awarded the prize of £ 10 for the best essay on the "Folklore of Gwent." In their comments the adjudicators (Messrs Ernest Rhys and Colonel Bradney) said that "Gwynlliw's" paper was the most scientific, and that they desired particularly to commend the local colouring given to his work by the reminiscences of an old lady. and as an illustra, tion of the colloquial dialect and folklore of Gwent, they supposed nothing of the kind had ever been done so well. A compliment that any- one might be justly proud of. On Thursday again it was made known that it was Mr Wil- liams who had won the twenty guineas offered for an essay upon "An account of the Welsh dialects of Gwent and Morganwg, giving soeci- mens and geographical boundaries, also specify- ing the differences between them and the neigh- bouring Welsh dialects." The judges in this case were Professor Darlington, M.A., H.M.I.S. and his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams, who highly complimented his work, and stated that it was well worth publishing and distributing throughout the country and the Continent. This subject was quite a new field, as nothing had ever before been written in this direction. Mr Williams was the pioneer, and all the ref^arches made were original. In previous years Mr Wil- liams had won no less than five National Eistedd- fod prizes, and four of those in four consecutive years. The subjects-upon which he has won such distinctions are extremely varied, and on sub- jects that require great learning and a vast amount of research, as may be seen from their titles. His first prize was at Aberdare in 1885, when JS20 was offered for a thesis on "The com- parative merits of the recent speculation as re- gards mind and matter." Of Mr Williams' con- tribution, Professor Henry Jones, one of the adjudicators, said that it contained summaries of a great number of philosophical theories, and some of these summaries indicated intimate ac- quaintance with the work criticised, and were not faint and misleading echoes of them, ob- tained by paraphrasing and re-stating the epito- mies of philosophical handbooks. A compli- ment that nearly every adjudicator of his other essays have repeated since! At Pontypridd, in 1893, the prize of L20 was divided between Mr Williams and another gentleman from Liverpool whose name we cannot recall. The subject on this occasion was 'The respective claims of Em- ployers and Employed one on the other." Mr W. Thomas, Brynawel, and Dafydd Morganwe, highly eulogised both essays. At Caernarfon in 1894, the subject was "The Romans in Wales, and their influence on the people and their lan"ua<re"—a subject that required a learned ac- quaintance with all portions of the Principality and a thorough knbwledge of the philosophical history of the Welsh language. And to secure a prize of E20 at the National Eisteddfod for a thesis on this intricate subject, proves that the writer must have taken great pains to probe into the mysteries that evitably surround a subject of such vntiqtiity. That the work was to the satisfaction of the keenest critics redounds to the credit cf the successful competitor. In 1895 Mr Williams again won the whole prize of £ 15 offered by the Llanellv Eisteddfod Com- mittee for an essay on the "Folklore of Carmar- thenshire," a subject, although affecting his na- tive country, which required laborious investiga- tion into old traditions handed down from a superstitious long ago. And, besides, when we remember that Carmarthenshire has produced other able men as essayists, some of whom com- peted for the same prize, one must see that the circumstance enhances the credit to Mr Williams. At Llandudno last year, the subject for the chief essay was "The Welsh Language; its relation- ship to other languages, the source of its vocabu- lary, its developments, and its prospects." For this tlii, committee offered a nrize of £50. which was divided between Mr Williams an., the Rev Robert Williams, B.A., Porth. The adjudica- tors on this occasion were Professor John Rhvs. principal of Jesus College, Oxford—undoubtedly the highest authority on Celtic languages in Europe to-day—and Professor O. M. Edwards, M.A., who stated in their adjudication that never before had they seen such an excellent competition. What is surprising is the fact that Mr Williams find the time necessary, with his multifarious other duties, to study and com- pose literary work of such excellent merit as to deserve the high enconiums of the greatest men in the land. To win six prizes in the National Eisteddfod in five consecutive years is a feat that has not been accomplished by any other man and as Mr Williams is yet under forty years of age, we do not think he feels the least tired. Indeed, we believe that he cannot be happy to give up competing for many years fo come. It has been proved that it matter not how broad or how difficult the subject may be, that only gives greater impetus to Mr Williams to surmount difficulties. Again, it is not only in the National Eisteddfod that Mr Williams is known. As a minister there are very few be- longing to the Independent denomination better known than he, and as a Treacher he has but very few, if any, equals. His church at Fern- dale, which is one of the largest in the whole of Glamorgan, almost idolise him, and on the other hand he loves his flock with a father's love. For years he has been the recognised teacher of Welsh under the County Technical Committee, and has conducted classes with great success in that subject at Ferndale for the last four sessions. As a politician he is a Radical of the Radicals, and is looked un to even at Ferndale as a leader in that respect: and, naturally, being the scholar and advanced thinker he is, has been in the front of the battle over the Cymra Fydd and Federation question. It matters very little what Mr Williams takes in hand, it must be a success. He writes regularly to several per- iodicals, lectures almost every week in some part or other of the country, and yet whenever you meet him lie seems to have plenty of time at his command. We _asrain heartily congratulate him on his latest brilliant achievement, and wish him still greater triumphs at future eistedd- fodau.
Caerphilly, TUESDAY.—Before Alderman Henry Anthony (in the chair). Dr Edwards, and Mr Jonathan Williams. Arthur Vaughan, a Nelson collier, w&s sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly on the highway on Sunday evening, the 1st inst. P.C. Howell and P.S. Williams proved the offence, and a fine of 10s was imposed, with the alterna- tive of seven day's imprisonment. For committing a similar offence at the same place on the same date, Thomas Broderick, plasterer, Nelson, was fined 5s. Mary Hopley, a married woman residing at Gelligaer, was summoned for stealing a quantity of coal, value 3d, the property of George Sea- borne, Gelligaer. P.C. Tucker deposed that on the 21st ult. he saw the defendant on the screen of the colliery, picking coal into a bag a:xl her apron. Fined 5s. Ann Davies, a married woman living ai Llan- bradach, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Llanbradach on the 3rd i-,ist. P.C. Hopkins deposed to seeing the defendant lying on the pavement very drunk and creating a dis- turbance. Fined 5s.