PENTRE POLICE COURT. MONDAv.-Befora Mr G. Williams, Stipendiary, and Mr T. Joseph. DISOKEYTNG BASTARDY ORDERS.— David Llewelyn, Blaenrhonddii, was charged with not obeying an order made upon him to pay 3s 6d a week, tow n'ds the support of the illegitimate child of Mary Davies, BlaenrhonddtK The order was made three years ago, and complainant had, since then, got married. Defendant sent the money to complain- ant's parents, and he had taken the liberty of taking them down to 2s 6d. The Bench adjourned the case for a week to consider the matter. THOMAS ROWLANDS, Treherbert, was similarly charged by Margaret Rees, of the same place. The complainant in this case also being married, it was adjourned. Lawis THOMAS, Treherbert, was again charged by Elizabeth Lewis, with the same offence. This case was again adjourned because the complainant had since got married. Complainant had refused to give defendant the child, because her mother had told her when she was alive not to give the child to another woman. ASSAULT.—Eliza Phillips, Llwynpia, was charged with assaulting Emily Saunders, and George Saunders, on the 6th of April. Defendant said that she did not assault them, complainant put out his elbow against her when she was passing, and said Is that your baby e" when she said "No, it is your bastard." This was not the first time defendant had assaulted them. Defendant said she never assaulted anybody in her life. Bound over in £10 to keep the peace for six months. Defendant said she will keep the peace as long as she can. DAMAGING GRASS. -William Emanuel, William Phillips, and John Phillips, were charged with damaging grass, property of Mr Treharne, to the value of Id. each. About quarter to three o'clock on Sunday evening, P.C. Meylor saw defendants walking across the field, at Treherbert. William Emanuel, and John Phillips were fined 5s each, including costs, and William Phillips, for not being present, was fined 10s. FURIOUS DRIVING.—Isaac Foster, was charged with furiously driving a horse and trap through the highway at Pandy, about 11.30 on Saturday night, 30th ult. P C. Dumaid proved the case. Defendant said he saw a clear road for him, and thought he could go on a trot, but was going at the rate of 14 miles an hour P.C. Dumaid went after him and called him to stop. He was fined 10s including costs. STEALING COAL.-Mary Jane Molly was charged with stealing coal from the tips on Dinas colliery, on Wednesday, 18th inst. Fined 5s including costs. STEALING A BROOCH.—Moses Piesar, was charged with stealing a brooch, value Is 9d, the property of Sarah Jane Williams, daughter of the Bodringallt Arms, Heollach, on Wednesday, 18th inst. Pri- soner keeps a small jewellery shop at Treorky, and travels aboat with a box. He was at the above. named public-house on the aforesaid day, drinking. Prosecutor put the brooch on the table in the room where prisoner was, with a shawl over it. Two other men where in the room, one named Henry Rogers, and the other Joseph Phillips. Rogers called out that someone was taking the brooch. Prosecutor went to the room and saw it was gone. Prisoner was sitting down in a chair with the shawl in his hands. Prosecutor asked him for the brooch. Prisoner made no reply. Prosecutor then called her mother downstairs, and she asked him for the brooch, when he threatened to strike her, he got up and said he had no brooch. Henry Rogers was called to give evidence, al,d said that he saw prisoner taking the shawl and the brooch from the table. When prisoner heard that they were to be searched, he threw the brooch be- hind the fire. Prisoner denied having stolen it, and said it may have fallen out of the shawl. Pri- soner was apprehended at the Bridgend public- house, Pentre, on Friday, by P.C. J. Lewis. He was fined £ 1 and costs. STEALING A DUCK.-Rees Jenkins was charged with stealing a duck, the property of Gwenllian Evans, Pontrhondda Farm, on the 18th inst. The duck was sitting in the nest in a hedge near the house. On Friday it was found with a person named Mrs. Leah, near the Cottage Hotel. Mrs. Jenkins went to her house on Friday and asked her if she would like to buy a duck. She said yes, and settled to buy it for 2s 6d. Prisoner's boy and another little boy took the duck to her house. Prisoner said he caught it in the river and did not know to whom it belonged. The case was dismissd. NON-MAINTENANCE OF A FATHER. — Richard Thomas, John Thomas, and Edwin Thomas, Tony- pandy, were charged by Mr David Jones, relieving officer for the parish of Ystradyfodwg, with leaving their father, James Thomas, 82 years of age chargeable to the parish of Ystradyfodwg. The further hearing of the case was adjourned until that day week. The Stipendiary magistrate remarked that he had ascertained that two of the defendants had not shirked their responsibility to support their Sathei but they stipulated that their brother should contribute also. FEVER.—Mr Superintendent Matthews officially announced that the previously declar.,d districts in the Newbridge division as containing cases of swine fever were now free of the disease.
I MY BABY. Tis not a laby only I see In this tiny darling on my knee, As he sleeps so peacefully I see (as only a mother can) In his lovely form, a stately man, And my heart leaps joyfully. My bonny baby that head of thine Is far more worth than a golden mine For my magnifying eye Sees worlds uf wisdom in cells so rare Beneath that covert of auburn hair What a treasure within there lies. Those little hands and those feet so dear That oiing to me in each petty fear As thy baby troubles come, Must shortly fight v.ith the storms of life And march along through a world of strife Towards a better home. Oh may the one that gave thee breath Guide thee along thrcuf.;h life and death To his mansion bright above: And also lead thy parents dear To join thee in the chorus there Of praise to the God of love. Trehavod. JANE OAVHS.
.) "o <<% \> ■*? /vVvv ^5- V" CrV^S? ,0- \V/ cP* .0<> ■c -i v i<^d^ ^y^<§ c> «- ^vv.c^' yy&$> ,-X *• ^>V;^ r v N> v PONTYPRIDD ANNUAL. CHAIR EISTEDDFOD. Goreu arf, a dart' derfysg 11\" I wr fodoeth, yw arf dysg THE THIRD ANNUAL CHAIR EISTEDDFOD Will be held in the MARKET HALL, ON WHrT TCESDAY, 1881, Under the distinguished patronage of The Right Hon. Lcrd Aberdare Right Hon. Lord Tredegar; C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P. H. H. Vivian, Esq., M.P. Sir E. J. Reed, K.C B., M.P. H. Richard, Esq,, M.P. G. WUliams, Esq., J.P. G. W. Thomas, Esq., The Heath; W. Thomas, Esq., Llaublethian, and the local gentry. CHAIRMAN: G. WILLIAMS, ESQ., MISKIN MANOR. ADJUDICATORS ASAPH GLAN DYFI, & REV. JAMES WILLIAMS. Chief Subjects :— I.-Best Lib-etto on The Harvest" not above 200 lines in length. PJize, five guineas, and oak Chair, value, two guineas. 2.-Best Chorus on Luke xix, 38. Prize, three guineas. 3.—To the Choir, numbering not less than 50 voices, that will best render Molwch yr Arglwydd," (J. Thomas, LIanwrtyd.) Prize, £ 25; i.e., gi3 to the Choir, and t2 to its conductor. 4.—To the Choir, numbering not less than 30 voices that will best render ''Addfwyn Fiwsig," (successful glee at last Eisteddfod) Nos. 88 and 89 of the Gerddorfa. Prize, £7. 5.—To the Juvenile Choir, that will best sing Dr Parry's Sleighing Glee." Prize, £2. 6.—Best Epitah (Hir a Thoddaid, 8 llinell) to the late Mr. Jones, Butcher's Arms Prize, 10/6. A GRAND CONCERT Will be held in the evening, when Mdme. Martha Harris, R.A.M., Miss S. A. Williams, R.A.M., Asaph Glan Dyfi, and others will take part. A Special Train will run from Pontypridd to Tre- herbert, and Ferndale, at 11 p.m., calling at all intermediate Stations. Programmes may be had from the Secretary. Price Id. by post Hd. On behalf of the Committee, D. Leyshon, Chairman, Joseph Davies, Graig Boys' School, Pontypridd, Secretary. N.B.-The Committee will gladly entertain offers of Subjects with Prizes for competition. TO ADVERTISERS, THE PONTYPRIDD CHRONICLE AND WORKMAN'S NEWS, A LIBERAL JOURNAL FOR THE TAFF AND RHONDDA VALLEYS, IS an excellent medium for Advertisements. It has been established to meet a want long elt for a popular newspaper. Published in the centre of a large mining and industrial district of 40,OUO to 60,0o0 inhabitants, and within 12 miles only of Cardiff, Merthyr, Aberdare and Treherbert, its value as an advertiser cannot fail to be recog- nised, and as its charges are as low as those of any other respectable paper in South Wales the Pro- prietor h pes to secure extensive patronage and support. SCALE OF CHARGES rOK SMALL PRE-PAID ADVERTISEMENTS. For the following classes of Advertisements only :— Situations VI anted, SiUialR iis 0& red, | Apartments to Let, Apartments Utteitd, | Money Wanted, Partnerships V\ anted, buHintssts tor Sale, Lust a.'id Found. MiSCtLLAHEOUS WANTS. Houses, Shot. 8, Offices; Houses to Let, Specific Articles for bale by Private Contract or Exchanges. 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I PUBLIC NOTICES. pU BUlLOEKS AND CONTRACTORS THE YSTRADYFODWG, LIjAN W'ONNO AND LLANTKISANT JOINT BURIAL BOARD invite Tenders for the erection of a STONE WALL, 6 feet high, and .itim.r 1000 yards in length, along the Northern, Eastern aad Western sides of the land, and the formation and construction of Roads, Paths, Drains and other Works, within the Rhondda Joint Cemetery, at l'orth. The flans, t-jL.ecification, and Conditions can be inspected at the office of Mr. W. H. JENKINS, O.K., Architect and Surveyor, Pontypridd, from whom may also be obtained the estimated Bill of Quantities, on payment of 10s 6d., which sum will be returned to persons sending in bona jide tenders. Tenders, endorsed Tender for Boundary Wall, &c. should be sent to the undersigned, on or before the 1st of June next, but no pledge is given for the acceptance of the lowest or any tender. J. EDWARDS PRICE, Solicitor, TLe Court House. Pontypridd, Clerk to the Board. Dated 21st May, 1881. ST, CATHERINE'S CHURCH, POUTYPBIDD. A GRAND BAZAAR Under distinguished patronage will be held at PONTYPRIDD, On the 29th and 30th of JUNE, 1881, In Aid of the Funds of the above Church. Friends are respectfully requested to send in their contributions not later than June 20th. WRITTEN IN FIRE," OR THE WITNESS IN THE DARK BY MISS FLORENCE MARRYAT. SEE THIS WEEK'S CHRONICLE. 4 USE ONLY FOTHERGILL'S Tobacco and Cigars, 4, STUART HALL. CARDIFF. W. E. VAUGHAN & CO., STEAM DYEING AND SCOURING WORKS, LLANDAFF ROAD, CARDIFF. Branch Establishments: CROCKHERBTOWN, ) partita BUTE 8TKEET, ) LABDIITJ!. COMMi RCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. • HIGH STEEET, MERTHYR. LOWER GOAT STREET, SWANSEA. Agent for Rhondda; MR. J. B. ThOMAS, HANNAH ST., PORTH. 0 FrJR HOME MADE BOOTS GO TO J ILTSHIRE, Je 34, MILL STREET, PONTYPRIDD. Repairs of every description promptly attended to. DO YOU WANT A Steam Engine and Boiler, New or Second-hand MORTAR MILLS, SAW BENCHES, CHAFF CUITERS, CORN CRUSHERS, or any other ENGINE or MACHINE. Apply to T. LEMON & SONS, The Hayes, Cardiff. DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO THE RIGHT HON. LORD TREDEGAR, "Bow down thine Ear," (Motett) For SOLO, QUARTETT, and CHORUS, Composed by THOS. VINCENT DAVIES, PRICE 8d. To be had from the Author, 52, High-street, Pontypridd, Or from NOVELLO, & Co., LONDON. FOR SALE A STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER. Vertical—7 inch stroke, 3 inch bore. All fittings complete, Steam Guage, Water Guage, &c. May be seen working (by arrangement) at any time, at the Mill Street Steam Printing Office, Pontypridd. Reason for selling— present owner having bought a larger one. SYL WCH! SYL WCH! Diwallydd hollol o bob math o ddodrefn ty iselbris a da. Eled y ( ymry at v ( ymro i brynu eu dodreth Ïw tylwyth, ete a ddengys Celfi i'r Seddrandy, Ymddiddanfa, Gorwcddfan, Cegin, &c. Taliadau, mal v cytunir wrth brynu gan LEWIS JONEO, FURNITURE DEALER, MEIRION HOUSE, COW BRIDGE ROAD, CANTON CARDIFF. PRIS 9c. TELYN Y FFRWD. Deg o Donau cyfaddas i'r YSGOL SABBOTHOL, Yn y Ddau Nodiant, gan MORGAN GRIFFITH (ALAW FFRWD,) FFRWDAMOS. PENYGKAIG, Rhondda Valley. Anfoner at yr Awdwr. TO ADVERTISERS! T>rr T Q POSTED THOROUGHLY AND •DlJuJjlO SYSTEMATICALLY. APPLY Williams, Bill Poster, &c.. RHONDDA ROAD, PONTYPRIDD. WHO HAS ENGAGED INDEPENDENTLY CONSPICUOUS POSTING STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE RHONDDA VALLEY. GWILYM A DDODA YR HYSBYSLENI YN BRIODOL A THREFNUS. A Large Quantity OF STOVE ORNAMENTS, AND. GRATE APRONS, SUMMER REQUISITES. ZOEDONE, VIN SANTE, PHOSPHORETTA. ORANGE CHAMPAIGN SPARKLING RUBINE, LEMONADE, SODA WATER, &e., &c., Ac. AT W. H. KEY'S, 89 & 90, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD. A Copy of the PONTYPRIDD CHRONICLE, will be forwarded, Post Free, on the day of pub- lication on reoeipt of Stamps or Post Office .Order: For One Quarter Is. 8d. Six Months, 3s. 4d. 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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS. DEATH. May 3rd, 1881, died at Shenandoah city, Pa., U.S., after four months lingering illness, Mrs. Ann Richards, wife of Wm. V. Richards, late of Ponty- pridd, leaves one son, two beloved daughters, and a beloved husband to lament her loss.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. D.D.'s letter on the theatre next week. Did not arrive in time. ASTHMATIC.—We give the substance of your note under the head of Pontypridd.
BETWEEN THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA. THE Pontypridd Board of Guardians have fairly placed themselves on the horns of a dilemma in the action they have taken with regard to the Tonypandy relief case, which has become a general topic of con- versation during the past few weeks. No doubt the relief committee in the first in- stance acted in perfect good faith, and believed that the old man, Thomas, was destitute. The only question is, Did they give the matter sufficient consideration ? And were they right in lending themselves to two of the old man's sons to enable them to oblige a recalcitrant brother to pay his share towards a father's maintenance ? The Pontypridd Stipendiary thinks not, and then arises the question whether he had a right to go outside the four corners of the Guardians' order to inquire whether they ought to give the old man relief." This is a point that we think will have to be decided finally in accordance with the Stipendiary's suggestion in a superior court. In the meantime let us look at what the Guardians and their officers are doing. The Guardians passed a resolution to proceed against Thomas's "sons," and Mr David Jones, the relieving officer, filled up a form of application for a summons against a son." The case was heard and dismissed, and the Guardians, after discussing the matter, referred it back to the Stipendiary and decided to discuss the result on Wed- nesday. Air Jones, having had a talkee talkee," as we once heard the Stipen- diary say, with Mr G. Williams, thought he had got on the right track, and filled another form with the names of three of Thomas's sons, and got the document signed as a matter of form (so said Mr Spickett) by the Clerk of the Board, on his mentioning the conversation with the Stipendiary. The Chairman of the Board was next visited, and seeing the signature of the Clerk, and being told that it was in accordance vith a sug- gestion from the Stipendiary magistrate, himself a guardian, he appended his name to the document in the usual way. When this ease caine on for hearing, lthe Stipendiary, being told hat the matter had been simply adjourned by the Guardians, questioned the validity of the order and again dismissed the summons. At Wednesday's Board meeting, Mr Gwilym Williams gave his opinion of the whole proceedings, and actually urged the Guardians to take the case to a superior court,-in other words, that they should act upon the advice of their clerk and apply for a mandamus,—adding, with a merry twinkle in his Pye, that the clerk had told them they could do so, and that no-one is more ready or capable of giving advice, and probably his fault is that he is too ready to give advice when no-one asks him for it." Mr Ralfe, of Llanfabon, moved that proceedings be stopped, in order to commence de novo, when the Clerk said that was not necessary as there were no proceedings pending. Scarcely were the words out of his lips, however, ere another member stated that the relief committee had that day ordered fresh proceedings to be taken. Where will it all end ? LIBERALISM AT PONTYPRIDD. LETTER FROM C. H. JAMES, ESQ., M.P. We have received from Mr C. H. James, Mr Henry Richard's colleague in the re- presentation of the Merthyr Boroughs, a courteous communication with reference to the article published in the Pontypridd Chronicle last week on Liberalism at Pontypridd and the Rhondda Valley." The letter, which is dated, House of Commons Library, London, May 24, 1881," states :— "I am very sensible of the desirability of political education in Glamorganshire generally, but I do not think open air meetings the best means of educating a people politically. I never addressed an opea air meeting, except at the end of an election to thank people. I believe John Bright never does. Y ou cannot argue a matter fairly in such a meeting. It is usually too unwieldy and noisy. As demonstrations, under peculiar circumstances, they are useful, but are not in my opinion serviceable as political meetings in an educational sense. You ask me my opinion, and I think it best to give it you candidly, though possibly it may not agree with yours. Good lectures, for awhile, in the best rooms available in the different districts seem to me to be the most hopeful method of creating a wholesome public opinion on political matters. I remain, dear Sir, Yours, &c., CHAS. H. JAMES."
NOTES ON PASSINC EVENTS. WORK AND WAGES: THE DINAS COLLIERS AND THEIR MASTERS. TIMES ARE changing, in more than one way. A long time ago a certain cen- turion made use of these expressions For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it." But, according to the decision of the Pontypridd Stipen, diary magistrate, Messrs Coffin and Co., colliery owners, of Dinas, have no right to say unto one of their workmen, Go," and to the other Come," for if they can't find for him such work as will give him a chance to earn the same money as he has earned in his old working they must give him a month's notice, or money in lieu of it. The decision delivered by him on Wednesday has a most important bearing on the agret. ments between colliers and their masters, not at Dinas only, bd" throughout South Wales. MR. JOSEPH'S ANNUAL MOTION." MR. D. D. JOSEPH has so often moved a resolution with reference to the supplying of an agenda to each Guardian that some facetious members of the Board have dubbed his annual motion." Mr Joseph himself is a frequent attendant at the Board meet- ings, and it is evidently not for his own sake, but to serve others, that he is anxious to obtain an agenda paper. His resolution, however, is open to two, if not several, ob- objections, and it was lost. Members who attend regularly know pretty well what is going on, and need no agenda to post them up, while supplying a fortnightly agenda would enable non-attending delinquents to leave the real work complacently to the working bees" and just pop into the Board-room whenever there is a lucrative post to give away, a favour to do a bosom friend or a flunkey, or a chance to ride a hobby. Then comes the item of cost. J650 to the Clerk for sending out a few dozen printed circulars once a fort- night would be simply exhorbitant. It would be a case of employiLg a lad for, say, one day a fortnight, at five shillings-a good price, too,—,a £ 6 10s a year, and yet Mr Joseph could think of no lower figure than d650 Surely, he meaut that as a huge joke, ex- pecting that Mr Spickett would offer to do the work for nothing. If he thought so he never made a greater mistake. MR. CRAWSHAY AND THK LOCAL BOARD. OWEN GLYNDWR was not more confident of the effect of his woids, I can call spirits from the vasty deep," than was Mr F. R. Ciawshay at the meeting of the Pontypridd Local Board when he exclaimed, W ( am a magistiate and he stood defiantly before his friends and their eratic clerk a living monu- ment of the majesty of the law. Mr Grover had dared tell him that because of his non- attendance he was disqualified for taking his seat as a. member, of the board, but with conscious innocence the descendant of the Iron Kings of Glamorganshire stuck to his flag, and flourished aloft his reply, "1 am a magistrate And, being a magistrate, Mr Crawshay considered that he had a perfect right to a seat at the Board, whether he attended or not. When asked for proof in chapter and verse he referred to a clause of an Act of Parliament which actually stated that a magistrate was eligible to a seat on a local board. The derisive look of the clerk, and the tittering of the n.embers might have been expected to bring offended dignity off its pedestal, but nothing daunted, Mr Crawshay, who evidently considered Mr Grover's conduct scarcely worth an opinion," stood silently looking on like one of the figure* at Madame Tussaud's wax-works, while the Board pro- ceeded with its business. A magistrate not able to give some definition of a point of law is not worth much, and Mr Crawshay gave his definition.
A VIEW OF LLANGOLLEN. BY REV. JAMES WILLIAMS, PONTYPRIOD. Mr EDITOR.—The sceneries of Llangollen are so diversified with the beautiful charm that 1 feel constrained to pen a few lines, hoping they may interest my old friends at Pontypridd, Like Pontypridd, Llangollen, derived from Llan church) and Collen (a saint), is surrounded with hills, whose summits seemed to outvie the sky. The river Dee runs through the town, with excellent roads on each bank. The town comprises several wide streets inter- sected at right angles. But here, as at Pontypridd there are several lanes and thoroughfares waiting for improvement. Most of the old houses are built of the native stone, which is a dark grey, had from the river or adjoining hills. Some are roughcasted and white- washed. But the march of improvement has resulted in the erection of rows of handsome wooden buildings for the accommodation of the numerous visitors who resort to a charming spot in the summer season. The public buildings are very limited in number, and though they have no striking peculiarities they are in harmony with the calmness, cleanliness of the town. The streets are well paved, and are lighted up with good gas and not with such dim and unearthly light as we too often have The town is also subjected to the regulations of the Board of Health, and has the advantages of a good railway communication opened I think since the year 1862. The various denominations are well represented. Here are six Nonconformist Chapels and a parish church. We have here a National school, private schools, a Baptist College, and two banks and a new Cemetery. If a traveller will climb to the summit of Barbers hill, which is about 700 feet high, a most en- chanting scenery will meet his gaze exhibiting at once the picturesque, the sentimental and romantic. ITs TRADE: There are some slate quarries in the vicinity, but it is:principally celebrated for its flannel fabrics. We have here large manufactories which give employment to hundreds of hands men, women, and children. CASTLE DINAS BBAN This celebrated Castle is situated on a conical hill, 600 feet above the river. It is said to have been built by the Britons, prior to the time of our Lord. In the year 1200 it became the residence of Madog ap Gryffydd Maelor; in 1390 it was the residence of beautiful Myfanwy Fechan. This castle is also said to have been the seat of Eliseg Price, of Powys, who flourished about 600, on whose pillor was found the Latin inscription, of which the following is a rough versification: When rising slow from Deva's wizard stream, The blue mists borne on the autumnal gale, Cloud the deep windings of Llangollen Vale, And the cliff glows with days latent gleam Dinas, when on thy brow with pensive dream, Reclined, no sounds of earth my ear assail, I bid the ancient cheep of Briton hail,- Spirits who oft, beneath the night was beam, Strike the hoped shield, or blow the marshal horn, Or morn on the castle wreck forlorn, High to the sorrows of the Druids eyre; 0 let me join the visionary choir That I may hear the latest of former times And drink with ear devout the bards historic rhymes PLAS NEWYDD Here as we passed along we saw a mixture of the sacred and grotisque. The gardens are extensive and display much taste. Here is the shelter for the poor robins in the winter, lofty trees and rich foliage forming an asylum for the winged tribe. This was the resi- dence of the far famed Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby who fled from Ireland, lived in dreamy singleness visited by the Duke of Wellington, Lord Edward Fitzgerald and many statesmen and nobles of rank. They dressed in men's clothes, and were noted for their kindness and virtue.
THE LOSS OF THE DOTEREL. ARRIVAL OF THE SURVIVORS AT LISBON. A Reuter's telegram, dated Lisbon, Tuesday, says :—Commander Evans, Paymaster Colborne, Carpenter Baird, and seven of the crew saved from the Doterel, arrived here to-day on the Britannia. Commander Evans is still suffering from the injuries he received. The Doterel was at anchor when the catastrophe occurred, and sank immediately. EMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES. The estimate of the Emigration Commissioners, that there would be 70,000 immigrants during May, proves too small. Up to the 21st inst 60,318 have arrived since the 1st of May. The number for the month is likely to exceed 80,000. They will not be classified until the end of the month but the Com- missioners say that the proportion of Irish shown a great increase during the past few weeks. The latest comers are nearly all Irish.
CRIMINAL ASSAULT AT PONTY- PRIDD. PRISONER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. At the Pontypridd police-court, on Wednesday (before the Stipendiary, Mr G. Williams, and Dr. Leigh), a young man named Henry Turberville, ginger-beer haulier, was charged with committing a criminal assault upon Ellen Mary Ann Thomas, age < ten years of age, the daughter of John Thomas, gas-fitter, Bridge-street, Pontypridd. MrWilli ms (Hollyar and Williams) appeared for the prosecution and Mr Price defended the prisoner. It appeared from the evidence given by the child that the offence was committed at the prisoner's house, but that she not complain uutil after ter mother had I found her to be suffering from a loathsome diasase. Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Pritchard (a neighbour), Dr. Hopkins, and Fergt. Jones also gave evidence the details of which are unfit for publication. The j magistrates decided to send the prisoner for trial at the next assizes.
PONTYPRIDD COUNTY COURT. Before his Honour Judge Falconer. A JURY CASE.—The case of Hany v. Clements occupied the whole day. Mr Walter H. Morgan appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Simons for the defendant. The facts were as follow :-Clements had an agreement with Harry to rent the Ra'lway inn, at Llantwit Vardre, for JS30. This was made in January, 1876. Clements continued the tenancy until February, 1879, when the plaintiff took the premises off his hands. The defendant, however, left certain fixtures there by the consent of the plaintiff, the defendant stated he hoped to be able to dispose of them to incoming tenant. Those articles were left in the house until last September, when Clements sent a number of men with wagon and horses, and during the absence of the plaintiff, conveyed, not his own goods only, but some be- longing to plaintiff as well, to the value of JB22 The plaintiff claimed the said sum and arrears < f rent, amounting altogether, to JE48 17s, but after hearing certain evidence on Wednesday this claim was voluntarily reduced to 914 8s 5d, for which sum the jury gave a verdict, and judgment was entered accordingly. PERRY V. ISHMAEL WILLIAMS & FREEDMAN.- This case was to recover j650 as damages for illegal seizure of the Goods and Effects of the plaintiff. Mr Walter Morgan for plaintiff, and Mr Simons for defendants. The case had been on for several courts, and was completed in March court, but his Honour took time to consider his verdict, and judgment was this day given in favour of defen- dants with costs. MILES v. LUNERBUCK.—The plaintiff is a collier, living at Porth, and the defendant, a builder, living in the same place. The action was to recover d610 10s as damages for an illegal distress levied upon plaintiff's goods by defendant's bailiff. Mr D. Rosser for plaintiff, and Mr Walter H. Morgan for defendant. The bailiff (Mr Davies, of Porth), being sworn, said that Mr Limerbuck had instructed him to levy an execution upon plaintiff's goods for one month's rent, unless he paid him the amount of rent due. Plaintiff refused to pay the rent, consequently the bailiff levied, and it transpired that the levy was dated the day the rent was due, which his Honour held was illegal to distrain until the rent was overdue. Verdict for plaintiff with costs.
A surgeon giving evidence at an inquest, held at Kilburn, on the body of a Mrs. Amelia Jury, aged 48, stated that upon making a post-portem examination he found the stomach was contracted in the middle by a firm band, narrowing it to one-eighth of its usual size, so there were virtually two stomachs, and this contraction was on a level with a deep in. dentation on the liver, corresponding to where the stays wete tightly bound round. The liver itself was flattened oat, and was driven down very deep into the pelvis, and there was no doubt that this was also produced byjightjacjng. When Sir Walter Scott was in Ireland in 1825, he paid a visit to Lord Plunkett at Old Connaught Bray. Thence host and guest made an excursion to Glenda- lough, and Sir Walter would not be satisfied to come away without first climbing to St. Kevin's Bed. Wln-n about to leave the place, Lord Plunkett gave Kathle* n the guide to understand that the lame but adventurous and active visitor was a poet. Poet!" said she in credulously. "Deuce a bit of him! He's a ral« dasant gentleman 1 He gave me half-a-crown."
MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD. This board met on Monday, Mr Yeo presiding • The clerk explained that, pursuant to notice a diary of the doings of the inspector of the sewerage works had been placed on the table of the board. Mr Jones drew attention to the desirability of pub- lishing an abstract list of the receipts and expendi- ture of the Board He moved that the proposed list be published. Mr Griffiths said that their respected clerk published annually, in accordance with the 247th section and 10th division of the 1875 Act of Parliament, a list of the receipts and expenditure of the b ard. Access was also given the ratepayers to examine the accounts of the board before each audit. He moved that the board should be satisfied with the past arrangement. The Chairman seconded the amendment, and Mr Edwards seconded the reso- lution. After a long discussion Mr Jones allowed his motion to be modified, which afterwards read as follows: That there be added to the financial statement published at the end of each year particulars of each item showing the name of every person to whom the items composing each year was paid." Mr Griffiths now consented to withdraw his resolution. A letter was read from the Local Government Board sanctioning the appointment of iVjr John Lewis as inspector of nuisances to the Board. The Surveyor reported Ihat the Pendyris Coal Company had been working coal from the district since 1879. It was moved by Mr Little, and seconded by Mr Evans, That the last rate be amended by the insertion of the names of the Messrs. A. Taylor and Co., of Pendyris in the rate-book, and a demand be made on account of 18,173 tons of coal worked in the district, but allowing 2d. per ton for raising the coal out of the district." It was proposed by the chairman, and seconded by Mr Jones, That the Surveyor should ascertain what collieries would be likely to work coal in our district, and raising it out of the district."
HORRIBLE DISCOVERY AT LLAN- DAFF. A HUMAN SKELETON FOUND IN THE GREEN AN OLD BOXING BOOTH. On Saturday morning a horrible discovery was made in Llandaff Green. Some navvies are now employed excavating, with the object of complet- ing the Llandaff sewerage and connecting the closets with the main drainage. On Saturday morning an excavator, named Tom Dean, of Harvey-street, Canton, suddenly came upon a huinau skeleton buried two feet underneath the surface of the ground in Llandaff Green. He and others took out the skull, portions of the ribs, and a shin bone, but they carelessly left the remains exposed to the action of the atmosphere, did not inform the sergeant in charge of the police station at Llandaff, and took no steps whatever in the matter. On Sunday night the sergeant became accidentally aware of the discovery which had been made, and he immediately interviewed the work- men. To him the skull and a quantity of other bones, all very much decayed, were delivered up and they now lie at the police-station. The police-sergeant went to Cardiff on Monday with the view of seeing the coroner (Mr E B Reece) and informing him of the circumstance, but Mr Reece was from home, holding an inquest elsewhere and the sergeant took an early opportunity of laying the remains before a medical gentleman a megistrate-who, after examination, gave it as his opinion th. if the man was murdered his murderer was dead some time ago. The remains were tmclosed in a box and deposited by Sergt. Rees in the cathedral graveyard on Tuesday. Tradition points out that over the spot where the bones were found a celebrated pugilist located his tent at Llandaff fair during many years. Half a century ago Llandaff fair was one of the chief charter fairs of the county, and those who attended it always fixed their tent in the same place, any attempt to rout them from this place being met with the strongest opposition. It is very probable that the body was buried there in the early part of the last century, and all trace respecting any event that then took place is lost; but there are no other means of accounting for the bones being found where they were, except on the supposition that the person had met with a violent death and then buried for the purpose of concealing the event.
SHOCKING SUICIDE OF A FARMER NEA H, CARDIFF. A yeoman who had lived for many years in the Vale of Glamorgan, and well known and much re- spected throughout the district, on Sunday com- mitted suicide while in a state of temporary insanity. The deceased was Mr Edward Williams, of Trehedyn House, in the parish of Pendeulwyn. Deceased was known to have been for a long time in a depressed condition of mind, which had been remarked by many who were not very close observers Nothing, however, occurred to make his relatives suspicious of him but thti weight of his real or supposed troubles proved too much for him. n Sunday morning, while the family were at church, he hanged himself to a low tree which was planted in a field near his house. Mr Coroner Reece held an inquest on the body at Trehedyn on Monday. Mary Thomlls, Trehedyn, said she was in the service of Mrs Williams of Trehedyn House. She saw her mastt r, Edward Williams, on Sunday, the 22nd of May, and he told Mrs Williams he did not feel inclined to go to church. He went in and out several times while they were at church She did not notice anything strange about him. He bad not been well lately. He was going about smoking. Gwenllian Roberts said that on the day in question she saw deceased cross into a field near the house, smoking. At half-past one o'clock witness and Edmund Rees went into the same field, in consequence of what they heard, and found deceased hanging to the branch of a tree, with his feet on the ground. Further evidence was given by Bdmund Rees, and William Jenkins, brother-in-law of deceased The jary returned a verdict of—"Found dead and hanging to a tree in a field near Trehedyn House, and that he committed suicide by hanging himself while in a state of temporary insanity."
SERIOUS DEFALCATIONS OF A CARDIFF CLERK. STARTLING REVELATIONS. It was currently reported on Tuesday that a gentleman who has for many years taken a leading part in various phiiantbropie and religious move- ments in Cardiff, and who for upwards of fourteen years occupied a confidential position ic one of the mont respectable mercantile firms of the town, has proved a defaulter to a large amount. The books of his late employers are in the hands of a well- known accountant, but at present it has not been decided whether a prosecution will be instituted or not. It is further stated that the incriminated person has absconded from Cardiff.