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PERFORMANCE OF "THE MTIYITY," AT 'PONTYPIUÐD. The sacred cantata r' The Nativity, was excel- lently performed in the New Town Hall, Ponty- pridd, on Thursday evening by the Caivary Glee Party. There was a large audience, and the chair was occupied by Mr J. Crockett, who, in opening the proceedings, delivered an appropriate address. He then called apon the artistei'to proceed with the first part of the programme. TMs was a mis- cellaneous arrangement-of soloSrduetts^cecUa^ions, &o. Miss Lnoy Clarke, of-Cardiff, aang^ el Ladd ie in splendid style and elicited a well-deserved re- call, with which she complied. Miss Polly Rowlands was popular, as usual. flolos IroBdoriod by MesBTB R. 7 W. Evans (Cardiff), T. H. Hatfdock (Pontypridd), and Frank Joshua (Neath) were thoroughly well received, and the instrumental duett performances of Messrs E. P. Mills and D. J. Griffiths were excellent. The recitation of Miss Ada Rowlands fully justified the chairman's encomium upon "our native elocutionist," and we are surprised that her services have not been more often utilised.—The second part of the programme consisted of the cantata performance. The Glee Party was assisted by the following artistes Soprano, Miss Polly Rowlands, Pontypridd con. tralto, Miss Luó:f Clarke, Cardiff tenor, Mr R. W. Evans, Cardiff baritone, Mr T. IL Maddock, Ponbyptidd; baBS, Mr Frank Josbua, $eath i 'alli the Calvary String Band, under the leadership of Mr D. J. Griffiths, Pontypridd. Piauiat, Professor E. P. Mills, Pontypridd organist, Mr T. H. Nor- man, Hopkinstown; conductor, Mr W. E. Thomas, Pontypridd. The performance was such as to I reflect great credit on all concerned, choruses and individual parts alike being rendered with precision and effect.—At the. close of the performance, the Chairman, called for, cheers fdr the inuisioianri, aDd the request was heartily responded to by the audience.—The Rev. W. Parry, in proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman, tharked the ohoir on behalf of Calvary church for their services, and frankly admitted that singers from almost every choir in the town had come forward to assist. (Applause.) He was, he said, pleased to see Mr Crockett, himself a musician of no mean order, presiding on this occasion. (Applause.)—Mr W. Griffiths, Taff Villa, seconded the vote of thanks, and it was carried with acclamation.—The Chairman in replying, dwelt upon the soothing influence of music after a day's work, and expressed a hope that the choir would take np other masical works and perform them as creditably as they. had done The Nativity."
ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. DECLARATION OF THE POLL. On Thursday tie retllrning-officer (Mr. Frank T. James) and a staff of clerks were engaged at the Vestry-hall in counting the votes recorded,' and the result, which was not declared until past seven o'clock, was as follows :— ELECTED. *David Morgan, miners'agent 10,814 *R. H. Rhys, justice of the peace 7,547 *W. Little, Cwmpennar 5,552 W. D. Wight, Cwmaman 5*379 *Rev. B. Evans, Baptist minister 5,348 Thomas Thomas, grocer 4,365 *Thomas Phillips, solicitor 2,664 *Rev. Thomas Jones, Baptist 2,562 R. Wigley, contractor. 2,184 #D. P. Davies, justice of the peace 2,183 Rev. D. Griffiths, Independent 2,128 *Rev. W. James, Methodist. 2,020 NON-ELIECTED. Rev, R. J. Jones (Unitarian). 1,796 *Mr David Davies, Canton House, 1^580 Mr. Griffith George, draper 1,194 Mr. J. H. James, chandler 1,156 Mr. Theo. Williams, grocer 830 Those marked with an asterisk* were members of the old Board. After the declaration of the poll, a vote of thanks to the Rfeturning Officer was proposed by the Rev B. Evans and seconded by Mr J. H. James. J
MERTHYR BOARD' OF GUARDIANS. THE DISTRESS.' 'A.t the meeting of the Guardians of the Merthyr Union, on Saturday, Mr R. H. Rhys in the chair Dr James asked the chairman if he had further considered the question of distress. The Chairman replied that he did not think it necessary; and be, for one, was quite certain that" if they offered em- ployment of the kind suggested in the latter received last week from the Local Government Board, no one would accept it. He cited an in- stance in which a navvy who was begging refused to work for half a crown a day.
Mountain Ash Gas and Waterworks. OPPOSITION BY WORKMEN. On Fiiday evening, at the Allen's Arm, a meet- n beld' an<^er the presidency of 3 '° Protest against the Mountain Ash Gas and Water Dill, now before Parliament. All the speakers stated that the Bill was un- necessary, and to persevere with it in the present depressed state of trade, would be a waste of pub- lic money. After a resolution had been passed condewniug the Bill, Messrs G. Bishop and F. Smith were deputed to go to London to give evi- dence against it.
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Khondda Police Intelligence. lJONDAY-Before the Rev. D. W. Williams, Mr Blandy Jenkins, and Mr Davis, Brynfedwen.' WOUNDTNG AT BRITHWETINYDD.—Henry Chapman was charged with this offence.—John Mullins, collier, said he was at his sister's house on Saturday night. His sister is defendant's wife. He had been out all the evening with Chapman at the Bute Hotel, and left there at stop-tap. Defendant went on home and returned with a light to look for the hat. They could not find it, and they went to defendant's house. There Were five together leaving the Bute. Another sister. Sarah Ralph, was walking with him. A young man named Ivor was with them. On reaching the house he said it was time for everybody to be home, meaning the remark to apply to Ivor. That led to high words between him ana defendant. They had a scuffle, and both fell to the, noor. He felt something going into his skin when on the floor. He thought defendant was scratching him. Got out of the house and struck his hand through the window. Then he went inside again and was immediately struck on the head with a poker by defendant. His head was cut and bled a lot. His sister Sarah bathed his head. She took him home to his mother's house. Went to Dr. Evan Davies' surgery on Sunday and bad it dressed. The cut is about one and a half inches long. The poker produced by P.C. Weeks is the one.-Srt Ralph corroborated the evidence of complainant.— P.C. Weeks said that after seeing complainant he went into defendant's house and charged him with the assault. He replied Yes, he wanted to quarrel with my wife in my house and I did give him a tap on the head with a poker. He has smashed my window." Took him into custody.—Complainant said he wished to withdraw the charge.—The Bfcnch thought complainant was more to blame than defen- dant and allowed the case to be withdrawn. BONA FIDE TRAVELLERS (?) AT PANBY.—James Brimble and Joseph Bailey were charged with falsely representing themselves to be travellers.-P.C. Smith Tsaid at a quarter to three last Sunday week, he visited the Bush Inn, Penygraig, f and saw the two men sitting with a pint of beer befor4 them. Asked the landlady where they came from. She said they told her they came from Treforest. Asked Bailey what his name was and where he came from he said John Williams, and gave his address at Treforest saying he 'VaS a mason. Brimble gave the name of Thomas Brooks, and said he came from Ystrad, but had come from Treforest that morning. Told him he knew him and that he was living opposite the post-office at Tonypandy. He replied Well, its no use telling lies as I see you know me. That's where I do live." Told them both he should report them. Brooks was his, father's name, bui he was always known by the name of|Br £ mble.—Fined 10s each. DRUNK AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE AT PONTYPRIDD. —Rees Williams and Morgan Jones were charged with being drunk and riotous and assaulting Sergeant Jenkins.—The sergeant said on Saturday night at a quarter to 11 he saw the two defendants in High- street, Pontypridd,drunkandfighting, with a crowd of about one hundred round them. Tried to separate them, but failed until he got assistance. He took Rees Williams and he began scuffling and said he would not come. Another officer came to his assis- tance. Williams then tried to trip him several times on the way to the station. He kicked him once on the leg. Morgan Jones was violent, but did not try to kick.—Williams waa fined 30s, or 21 days, and Jones 20?, or 14 days. PRUNK AT PONTYPRIDD.—John Williams was charged with this offehce.-Sergt. Jenkins said yester- day afternoon he was in the station when defendant was brought in very drunk. He was shouting, cursing and swearing.—Fined 20s, or 14 days. DRUNK AT PONTRIIONDDA.-William Davies was charged with this offence.-P.C. Hopkins said he went to a shed and found defendant there. Finding it was him told him it was all right. A girl came out He went away and defendant followed and abused him. Threatened to lock him upt but defendant said he was too young to lock him up. He was drunk and made use of very abusive language. He went on to the bridge for his conference. Waited there a quar- ter of an hour. On his return defendant came out again and abused him.—William Hinton said on 15th inst. he saw defendant by the Partridge Hotel about eleven o clock. He was drunk. Heard him call to the constable and then -challenge him to fight. De- fendant said Take off your coat, throw down your club and 1II nave a couple of rounds with you." The constable told him not to be foolish, but to go home quietly.—Thomas Edwards said he heard a noise on the bridge and went there. Found defendant and the policeman there. Defendant challenged the constable to fight. The girl took defendant home, but he came out and aguin challenged the officer. Defendant was drunk.—Fined 5s.
SERIOUS ASSAULT AT TON. At the Ystrad police-court on Monday (before the Rev. D. W. Williams, Messrs Blandy Jenkins and John Davis, Brynfedwen), Thomas Roberts was charged with assault.—Mr D. Rosaer appeared for the com plainan t. -Thomas Roberts, 52, Gelli road, Ton, who appeared with his jaw bone frac- tured, said on the 20th inst, he was going home at half-past eleven at night. He had been drinking rather heavily. He was carrying a dried haddock with him. Near Mr Holmes' shop he was in the middle of the road and defendant came up to him. He had known him for years. Defendant stole the haddock from him, and then knocked him down. When down defendant kicked him on his jaw bone. He then ran away. His face was CJvred with blood from his mouth and his nose. He went by his sister's house. Theu followed defendant to get the fish back. Found him on the incline. He had the fish in his hand. On asking him for it he gave him a blow on the forehead which knocked him down. Defendant ran home carrying off the fish with him. On Sunday his face was very much swollen, and on Monday he went to he dootor. There had never been any quarrel between them. Though of the same name there was no relationship between them. Defendant: Were you not on the pavement? Did you not throw the fish in my face ? Complainant: No; I did not. I was in the middle of the road. Defendant: We were both pulling at the fish. I had the head and you the tail. The tail came off and you fell down. Complainant: No; the tail did come off, but you knocked me down. Dr. J. R. James said last Monday he saw com- plainant. His face was greatly swollen. Did not examine him then. On Thursday, when the swelliug was abated, found his lower jaw broken. It might have been done by a kick. There wae no mark outside. He thought if the bone had not given way there would have been a mark, but the skin seemed harder than the bone. Margaret Jones, sister of complainant, said on hearing a noise outside her house she pulled the window down and saw defendant on the road with a fish in his hand. £ aw him hit a man down. Did not know at the time it was her brother. Defen. daat ran away with the fish. On going downstairs and opening the door found that it was her brother with bis face covered with blvod. Jane Mordecai said she saw defendant put his hands on complainant's shoulders and push him down causing his head to strike the ground heavily." Defendant then ran away. For thb defence, David Swayne was called, who said complainant thiew the haddock about defen- dant s face. Defendant did not do anything to complainant. The Bench said they doubted the statement of defendant having kicked complainant. His jaw might have been broken by a fall. For that he would have his remedy in the County-court.—Mr Rosaer said he could not now.—Fined 10s and oostP, making in all 93 5s 2d.
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PoH Gohebiaethau i'w danfon i'r Swyddfa. BUDD-GYNGHERDD MR EDWARD P. MrLLS. Nlim GOL.-Nos Iauy 15fed o Ebrill, 1886, yn Neuadd Newydd y Dref, neu y New Town Hall, Pontypridd; cynelir cyngherdd fawredog er budd y gwr leoancjMr E. P. Mills, enw yr hwn sydd yn bysbys lawn yn Mbontypridd a'r cyffiniao, a a berchir yn fawr ar gyfrif ei rodiad bucheddol a'i gymenad dirfrycheulyd, ac.mewn modd arbeni^ telly fel cerddor o gryn safle, a chwareuwr medrus a chwaethus ar amrywiol.offerynau cerdd. x mae Mr Mills yn cyfranu addysg gerddorol, ac yn rhoddi gwersi. mewn cbwarea ar wahanol offerynau cerdd, megys yr organ, yr eilioneg, a'r berdoneg, i luaws mawr a ieuenctyd ein tref a'r gymydogaeth. Mae y rhai hyn yn awyddus iawn i geisio sicrhau i'w hathraw ffyddloa a gweithgar gyngherdd fawreddog a llwyddianus, mewn ystfr gerddorol ae arianol; a chredwn ei fod ys wir deilwng o gyngherdd o'r fath, am ein bod yn bysbys ei fod wedi rhoddi ei wasanaeth yn rbad amrywiol weithiau mewn cysylltiad ag achosion dayn ein tref a'r eyffiniau. Deallwn hefyd fod rhai o brif foneddwyr ein gwlad yn ym-gymeryd a bod yn noddwyr i'r gyngherdd, ine(rys:-Syr E. J. Reed, Ysw, A.S., Alfred Thomas, Ysw, A.S., W. Abraham, Ysw, A.S., no amryw foneddigion dylan- wadol ereill; ac hefyd bydd y talentau cerddorol dysglaer a ganlyn yn cymeryd rhan yn ngwaith y gyngherdd: Mrs McCarthy Mills, Miss L. SDencer Liewelyn (Eos Wenallt), sef yr ymgeisydd buddugol ar yr unawd i denor, yn Eisteddfodau cenedlaethol Caerdydd, Wrexham, a Merthyr; Mr Tom Jenkins (Llew Hafod), a'r Proffessor W. H. Mills, a pharti o leisitu gwrywaidd dan arweinaid yr enwog Tafonwy. Chwareuir y crwth gan Mr D. J. Griffiths a Mr H. Mills, a'r cyfeilydd fydd Mr E. P. Mills; a chymerir y gadair gan D. Leyshon, Ysw, Pontypridd. Mae rhaglen y gyagherdd hefyd yn un chwae- thus iawn, ond mae yn rhaid i'r Hen Wr o Sir Foa, gyfaddef y buasai yn dda ganddo weled rhagor o ganeuen cymreig arni. Mae rhagolygon y gyngherdd hon yn edrych yn addawol iawn, ac Did oes y petrusdar lleiaf ynom i ddweyd ein bod yn credu, y bydd bon yn gyngherdd boblogaidd ao anrhydeddue iawn, a dwedwn o'n calon felly y byddo. YR HEN WR 0 SIR FON. BETHEL, YNYSYBWL. ii Nos lau, Mawrth 25, traadodwyd darlith yn v Ile uchod gan em cymydoges Mrs Jane Davies (Llinos Taf), Pantygrwgwen, ar Deg o'r hen diarhebion Cymreig." Lly wyddwyd yn ddeheuig gan y Parch. Wm. Davies, gweinidog y lie. Teg yw dweyd am y ddarlith hon, ei bod yn dwyn yr -in ncdweddion a'r byn a geir bob amser mewn rhyddiaith a barddoniaeth gan yr awdures hon, sef symirwydd, ymarferoldeb, a bywiogrwydd. Yn y traddodiad o honi nid oes eisiau ond dweyd niai Llinos oedd yn ei thraddodi, y mae hyny yn ddigon i roddi ar ddeall nad oedd neb yno yn cysgu. Nid geiriau y llywydd, sef Nid llon'd yr amsev o rywbeth i'n difyru a gawsom, ond llon'd darlith o feddwl; gwledd mewn gwirionedd." Cafwyd cynulliad da, gwrandawiad astud, a phawb yn ymddangos wrth eu bodd. UN O'R LLB.
GALAR WTLOFUS Ar 01 Mary, anwyl briod Lewis Rees, Llaneuiwg, Swydd Mynwy. Mary, Mary, nid yw'n clywed Swn lleferydd, marw yw; Edrych yma, nis gall weled, Gwir yw'r ffaith, mae gyda Daw. Oes dim modd it' gael gollyngdod Am ryw eiliad ? gwrando ni, O pa fodd y gelli wi thod ? Gwel ein dagrau, clyw ein cri, Ti wrandewaist ar ein geiriau, Gwrando eto'r dolef gwyn; Edrych ar ein dwys ofidiau, Byddai sill, yn nefol swyo, Na, nis gelli mwy ein gwrando, Diangujwnest at Dduw ei hun; Byth nis gallwn dy anghofio, Yr anwylaf, fwynaf un. Diengaist ti i wlad y moliant pur, Tu draw i wae a blinder anial dir, Gadewaist briod hoff mewn gofid cadd, A thad a mam i wylo nos a dydd; Dy frodyr msvyn ofidiant am dy wedd, A'th drist chwiorydd wylant wrth y bedd, Gan blanu blodeu uwch dy farwol ran, Trawsffurfiwyd hwn yn gysegredig fan; Mae'n holl deimladau 'nawr yn owrdd yn nghyd Mewn tywyll fedd, mewn arall nefol fyd. Nid oes genym mwy ond wylo' Uwch dy fedd; Calou mam sydd ar ymrwygo, Uwch dy fedd; Ond mae rofio dy rinweddau, Yn wir falm i'n holl ofidiau, Yn llwyr sychu ein heillt ddagrau, Uwch dy fedd Clywed wnawn dy nefol eiriau, Uwch dy fedd. Pa fodd gadewaist ti Dy briod hawddgar cu. -Mewn anial maith. Ai blwyddyn oedd fy rhan, Ac yna wynd. j'r Ian I'r hyfryd dawel fan, I beu dy daith. Fe gollwyd rhesyn hardd, Yr harddaf yn yr ardd, Pan wywaist ti; Ni chefaist gyatudd maith, Rhyw ddeud ydd oedd dy daitb, Cyn derbyn gwobr dy waith Yn Salem fry. Rhyw lili dyner wen Yn llawn o harddwch nen, Oedd hon tra'n fyw. Ei bywyd oedd yn llawn 0 heirdd rinweddau iawn, Aeth trwyddynt un prydnawn, I fynwes Duw. Nodweddid hon gan ostyngeiddrwyd gwiw, Fel Mair yn Hawn o ffydd wrth draed ei Duw Os byddai raid, gadawai'r byd ar ol, A rhedeg wnai i'r Ddwyfol gynhes gol; 0 fewn i'r fynwes hon hi welai'n glir Ei hetifeddiaeth deg yn Salem dir, Fel Anna gynt i'r Demi yr ai bob pryd, I gwrdd a Daw, i lwyr anghofio'r byd Mor siriol byddai'n gwrando oenad bedd, Hi droai'r gair yn felus nefol wledd Rhyw ddarlun oedd yn llawn o dlysni Duw, Yn eglur ddweyd pa fodd y dylem fyw. Gorphwys bellach yn dy feddrod, Ni ddaw angeu atat mwy Ar Galfaria cadd dy beohod Gan dy Geidwad farwol glwy; Achos augeu a sytnudwyd Yn maddeuant llwyr dy Dduw, Yn ei angeu cefaist fywyd, Irwy ei fywyd byddi byw. Gorphwys mwy hyd ddydd udganiad Udgorn Daw i'r farn a ddaw, Yna nef fydd man dy drygiad, Heb ofn angeu ing na braw; Engyl nef a wylio'th feddrod, Tra mae heddwch get fry; At y porth tyr'd i'n oyfarfod, Dyfod attat ir ldym Ystrad Shondd*. EBWTD DAYMS.
A Reckless Miner at Penrhiwceiber. At Aberdare Police-court on Tuesday Joseph Jones, a collier, was summoned for infringing the 221th and 229th special rules in forcfe at the Penrhiwceiber Col- liery.—Mr C. Kenshole appeared on behalf of the prosecution, and, in stating the case, he said that on Wednesday morning last a man named Richard Evans, who was working in the colliery some fifteen or sixteen yards from the defendant, observed an un- usually bright light where the defendant was engaged, and he came to the conclusion that it was caused by a lamp with the top taken off it. He went towards the defendant, who, as he approached, took up the lamp and carried it for some few yards in front of him. Evans distinctly heard the defendant screw on the top, and thereupon he proceeded to give informa- tion to the fireman. The fireman questioned the defendant as to whether he had anything in his pos- session for unlocking his lamp, and Jones replied that he had not; but, upon being searched, an ordinary lamp-key was found in his pocket, which, however, he said he was not aware he had. The defendant, who was 63 years of age, had been discharged by the com- pany, but they, nevertheless, considered that for example's sake, they were in duty bound to bring the matter before their worships.—Evidence was callcd in support of the learned advocate's statement, and the Magistrates imposed a fine of 20s. and costs, with the alternative of a month's imprisonment.
THE EXPLOSION AT ABERNANT COLLIERY. OPENING THE INQUEST. An inquest was opened at the Aberdare police- court-room, on Saturday (before: Mr, T. Williams, coroner), upon the bodies of David Jones, fireman, of Werfa-place; John Green, airwayman, of Cardiff- j road, Aberaman; and William Marshall, of 1, Dare-street, Aberdare, who were killed on Friday by an explosion of gas which occurred at the Werfa Colliery, Abernant. Mr Phillips was chosen foreman of the jury.-The Coroner ex- plained that so far as the cause of death was concerned there was no doubt about it; but what the jury would have to determine was whether the explosion was an accidental one or otherwise. Of course, the inspector of mines bad not yet had an opportunity of fully investigating the circum- stances of the affair, and there must be an ad- journment. He though* it would only be necessary to view one body, as the evidence applicable to one case would be equally applicable to the other?.—Evidence of identification in the case of William Marshall having been heard, it was arranged that the inquiry should be adjourned to the 13th of May. The jary then proceeded to inspect Marshall's remains. PARTICULARS OF THE ACCIDENT. It appears that there are twe pits at the col- liery, one of them being among the oldest in the valley, but it is not now extensively worked. It goes to a depth of within dixty yards "of the new pit which was sunk to the seven feet seam about two years ago, a shaft being constructed from the bottom of the old pit to this" vein for the purpose of ventilation. The explosion appears to have happened in the new pit, and to bava originated in a hard heading about 400 yards from the shaft. The deceased were engaged in driving this heading, and it is conjectured that air was admitted from the old workings, and that it forced the gas forward until it came into con- tact with a naked light. The disastrous effects of the explosion were not confined to the deaths of the poor fellows whose lives were sacrificed, for John Green, a son of one of the victims, and William Coward, of Penrheolgerrig, were badly burnt about the face and hands. A portion of the new pit bad been flooded for three weeks by water from the old pit, and a new engine had been put down, which would have been started in an hour after the accident had not the untoward event taken place. The deceased seem to have run for a distance of about 30 yards before any fell. Their bodies bore no indications of burning, and it is clear that they were suffocated by after- damp. The explosion did not occasion very heavy falls, but its force was such that it broke the guides of the shaft of the old pit, and rendered the carriages unworkable, one result of this mis- hap being that seven men who were at work in the four feet vein of the old pit were for some hoars unable to ascend. Eventually a chain was let down them by a winch, and, lashing them- selves singly to this chain, they all came safely to the surface, the last man being brought up about twelve o'clock. The new pit is ventilated by one of Schiele's patent fans, which draws from 65,000 to 70,000 cubic feet per minute, and it is said to provide an ample sufficiency of air. The colliery was visited by Mr Prosser Jones, deputy inspector of rr.ines, about a fortnight ago, and was then found in a perfectly satisfactory con- dition. Mr Jones made another inspection on Saturday. I We are pleased to learn that the deceased and injured men were members of the Miners' Per- manent Relief Fund. Mr Owen, the general secretary of the society, visited the colliery on Saturd1.Y morning and made arrangements for the immediate payment of relief to the widows a.nd children. ANOTHER COLLIERY EXPLOSION AT ABERNANT. TWO MEN KILLED. About three o'clock on Saturday afternoon a slight explosion occurred at the Tunnel Pit, Aber- nant, which is situate near the Werfa Colliery where a similar disaster of a more serious charac- ter, happened on the previous day. 'A man named John Jenkins, of Little-row, Abernant, and a boy who was working with him both sustained burns, but they were not of an aggravated nature. TOWLB'S PENNYROYAL AND STEEL PrLLS FOR FEMALES qaiokly correct irregularities and relieve the distressing symptoms 80 prevalent with the sex. Boxes Is. lid. and 2s. 9d., of all Chemists. Send anywhere for 15 or 34 Stamps, by the Maker, T. E. TOWLE, Chemist, Nottingham.
Alarming Carriage Accident Near Mountain Ash.. ,-I a* I /• NABROW ESCAPES. On Friday afternoon a serious accident befell a car- riage in which several well-known local gentlemen- Alderman Daniel Jones, of Cardiff; Mr Linton, solicitor, of Cardiff Mr Harpnr, sen., of Merthyr (father of the Cardiff Borough Engineer), and two professional gentlemen, London engineers—were re. turning homewards towards Llanwonno. Shortly after commencing their journey, and when near Mountain Ash, the pole of the vehicle snapped short off within eighteen inches of the end, and exactly at the point where the bolt passes through. The party were descending a declivity in the road at the moment when this occurred, and the horses, startled by feeling the carriage thrown upon their haunches, commenced galloping down the steep hill lying between the hill and the Llanwonno Churchyard, and, as their terror increased, eventually bolted together. Mr Linton, who sat in the hinder part of the vehicle, somehow managed to get out, and ran after the runaways, doing his best to stop them. The professional gentle- men, who were visiting the district on business con- nected with the Mountain Ash Gas and Water Bill, managed also to effect their escape in a like manner, with no more severe results than that they were con- siderably alarmed and shaken. Mr Harpur, however, in essaying to follow their example, fell upon his he&d and for a time was rendered partially unconscious- Happily, beyond some very bad bruises and the shocks he sustained no serious hurt. The driver, who stuck to his post manfully seeing that at the bottom of the short hill down which they were speeding there lay. long hilly descent, pulled the affrighted animals sharply to the off-side of the road, and capsized the carriage. Alderman Jones was pitched clean over the driver and thrown upon the bank, alighting on hia shoulder, and received some very bad bruises Lua strains, while the man in charge of the conveyaner. was also hurled from his seat and thrown npon his head, his shoulder and face being badly cut and bruised. Alderman Jones and he, however, were able to run to the horses' heads until help came from the inn, about 100 yards .distant, when, after a rest, the driver led his two horses to the New Inn, Pontypridd, whence they had started in the morning, while the party were accommodated with a vehicle from the Llanwonno Inn as far as Mountain Ash, where they were able to take train for Cardiff. An after exami- nation of the carriage revealed an old fracture through about one-third the thickness ef the pcle, and exactly adjoining the hole through which the bolt passed. This fracture would show that the accident was caused by the inability of the pole to stand the sudden thrust and jerk put upon it oa commencing the descent.
I Caerphilly Police Court. Tuesday Eefore Messrs R. 'T. Williams, J. Llewelyn and W. Jones. BASTARDY AT CAERPHILLY.-Win. Ball, collier, married, of Caerphilly, was charged by Selina Willie, married, living apart from her husband, with being the father pf her illegitimate child. The case caused considerable interest, as both parties are well known at Caerphilly Mr W.Vil:iams solicitor, Pqntypridd, appeared for the defendant Mr T. H. Belcher, of Cardiff, appeared for the complainant. Several witnesses were called for the defence and for the prosecution. The court was crowded, many being unable to gain admission. —The Bench dismissed the case. LICENSING OFFENCE.—Mary Coslett, of the AngelInn, near Caerphilly, was summoned for keeping her licensed premises open for the sale of beer at 10.55 p.m., on Saturday, March 13th, closing time being 10 o'clock. Sergeary, Cole and P.O. Stibbe proved the case.-Fined eS and costs; license to be endorsed.—Robert Tavner, Obed Rapper, Francia Thomas, Edward Evans, and Joseph Absalom were charged with being on the premises at the hour and date mentioned above.— Fined 53 each and costs. TRESPASS.—Even Rees, son of the landlord of the White Lion Inn, Caerphilly, and John Tilley, collier, of Caerphilly, were charged with trespassing in search of conies at the parish of Hudry, on lands the property of the Right Hon. Lord Windsor, on the 5th March, 1886. Thomas Penry proved the case. Mr L. Reece, solioitor, prosecuted on behalf of Lord Windsor. Previous convictions were proved against each.—Fined 40,$ and costs or 14 days hard labour. DRUNK AT LLAXFABON.—Joseph Meyriok, .far- mer, of Castle Llwyd farm. Llanfabon, was sum. moned for being drunk and disorderly at Nelson, on the 4bh March, 1886.-P.C. John Davies, stationed at Nelson, proved the caee.-Fined 15s and costs.
Accidents, Incidents, and Fatalities,1 J FIRE AT TREALAW SAW MILL. Jriofy mvfr niDg.a b™ke out in Mr Hatton s bteaui Mills at this place. But Sergeant Price and a number of constables so drenched the. fire w;ta water, which they rapidly conveyed to the place-ia-buckets, that they extinguished it before very serious damage was done. KILLED BY MOLTEN IFIOJF AT DOWL*IB. 'An inquest was held on Friday night at tU Dowlius P1-106 station, touching the death of M.chae O Donoughue who died on the previous day. On Sunday the deceased, with other men,' was working at tne Bessemer department of the Lower Works, when some molten iron fell over him and burned him in a shocking manner. He lived until Ehursday, when he died. The juty returned a verdict of "Accidental I)agth. "-De- ceased leaves a widow and three children. COLLIERY FATALITY AT MERTHYR* On Friday morning Thomas Jones,. a«-ed 26 succumbed to injuries sustained in consequence of a tall of rub bis a, which occurred on the previous day in the 7ft. vein at the Aberoanaid Pit? COLLIERY EXPLOSION AT ABBBDA8E.-THM1 MSIC KILLED. At the Werfa Colliery, Abernant, on Friday an explosion occurred in tne seven feec vein, killing David Jones, fireraiti, Werftt; married, wife and °ne child.-William Marat,all, labourer,- married, wife and ^seven or eignt children. John Green! airwayman; married, wife and three or four chil. dren. George Green, a son of the latter, was very severely burnt, and Dr. Evan Jones, who was quickly on the spot, advised that he should remaia in the carpenter s sriop, instead of being carried FIRB AT ABERDARE. Early on Monday morning information was con- veyed to the police-station that a fire wis raging a« ^?op.°htMr p7"—■ giS street, Aberaman, and Inapeotor Thornev with P.S. Pal sons and two constables proceeded to tho scene with the hose and reel. Upon cheir arei val. however, they found that the outbreak had already been subdued by Constables 7 and 247. Part of the flooring behind the counter was barnt through and some of the goods were destroyed, but tb. damage done was not very considerable. RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT ABERDARE. On Monday, whilst a train of small coal was being shunted eo the line connected with the- Riverside level, the front truck got off the metals. and several other trucks immediately following were heaped up together in confusion. Considerably damage was done to the rolling atock, a few of the, trucks being shattered.
Sad Suicide of a Penygraig Girt. On Monday night, a young woman named Hannah Maria Noakes, committed suicide under- most distressing circumstances in the river Taff, near Tongwynlais. The poor girl, who was about twenty years of age, and whose character was of the highest, had, it appears, been for nearly six years a domestic servant in the employ of Mrs Ool*- man, of the Hawthorns, Llandaff. While there she formed the acquaintance of a young man, said to be a sailor, with whom she kept company for a con. siderable time, but, for some cause or other, the engagement was broken off at Christmas. This seems to have preyed upon her mind to such an ex- tent that her spirits, at one time as lively as could be, became low, and from despondency sbe sank in- to a state so morbid that heaUh k ga^S, and she was compelled to leave her situation and go for rest to her mother's house at Penvcraur Here a young collier named George Lee, whoso parents reside at 64, System-street, Cardiff, and who had paid her attentions, obtained her consent to become his wife, and on Sunday last the banuis were published at Pontypridd. On Monday both left the Rhondda Valley for the purpose of paying a visit to the young woman's sister, Mrs Hales, who resides near the Coll iers'Armfi, GFwaelodygarttu It was their intention to proceed to Cardiff on the following morniDg to the house of the mother pf George Lee, and afterwards to return to Penygraig. They arrive at Mrs Hales' in due course the B&W £ evening, and about half-past nine, as the family were chatting round the fire, previous to retiring for the night, the deceased suddenly rose from the chair, and, placing a niece's hat on her head, mada for the door, saying she would be back in a few minutes. Search was made bat nothing more was heard of her until the following morning, when the body waa discovered by a man named David Oliver lying on the bank near the Melingriffith Weir. There were no marks on her body, excepting a cut over one of her eyes, which was, doubtless, caused by the heavy flood dashing the body against thet stones of the weir.