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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE ONE Shilling Bottle of JENKINS'S Lung Mixture completely took my cough away. J. T. DOCTON. l'lumtier, Gasfitter, IIousc Decor- ator, I'aperlianging Warehouse, 138, High-street, Merthyr. Ail Repairs attended to at the shortest notice. A StatT of Experienced Workmen regu larly employed. Estimates free. Paperhangings from 2d. per piece; numerous job lots greatly undf cost price. GET rid of that backache t#(! li, iakin", JENKINS' Is. Backarilc Ilills. FOR indigestion and wind in the stomach, there is nothin like JKNiiiNs' Digestive Pellets. — Is. Tins.—Address Chemist. Ponimorlais. Buil.ni.Nr; AND UNDERTAXIKC:.—David T. na, vies, son of the late Ivor Uavios. hescs to inform the public that fie has started business at 20, Tark- place, Merthyr. Funerals promptly attended tf) H%GH-STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.—Preacher "next Sanjdkji, j^^Melbpuirue: Aubrej'v of Oxford, Services nt 1 I and (j o'clock. THE G'HU-DR-JJN'.S ACT.— The first local court under the in the Cern- mittec room at the Town Hall, on Monday, when the Magistrates (the Mayor presiding) granted licenses for two children to take part In s-tage plays at the Theatre Royal ard Temperance Hall. Under the new Act children will not appear in the ordinary police court. CHARMED BY A HYMN.—On Sunday mght, Hugh Morris, of, Merthyr Vale, came up to Merthyr and had too much drink. He w andered to Graham-street, and heard the congregation a,t Market-square Church singing. Morris sat down on the pavement, where he was discovered by Acting-Sergt. Jones, who found the man so helplessly drunk that he was obliged to lock him up. On Monday, at an occasional court, this little outing cost Morris 10s. and costs. MERTHYR ASSAULTS.—At Glamorgan Assizes, on Saturday, Patrick Loughlin (li7), tailor, was found guilty of indecent assault upon Louisa Craze, a giil under 13 years of age, on February 16th, at the Old Works," Merthyr. As prisoner had been in custody for six weeks and had borne a good character, sentence of one month, with hard labour, was passed.—Samuel Williams (25), collier, was iound guilty of assaulting Sarah Birmingham, at Merthyr, on February 6th, and was ordered one month hard labour. ALLEGED THEFT.—On Saturday information was given to the police that spectacles, valued at jE3 12s. (jd., had been stolen from the shop of Messrs Williams, opticians, High-street, Merthyr. The same night a man named John Donohue, a stranger to the town, was discovered selling spectacles in various public-houses, and he was promptly arrested. The man wa. brought up at an occasional court, on Monday morning, and remanded until next Tuesday, to enable the police to make further inquiries. I don't know anything at all about it," was the accused's plea. A SAD CASE.—On Saturday night a police officer found Joseph Tobin wandering about the streets making queer noises and gesticulations. He was taken to the police station, when it was discovered that the poor fellow seemed of un- sound mind. He was removed to the special room provided for such persons at the Work- house, and on Monday morning ho was taken to the police court. Here Tobin had a severe fit, and he was carried out into the fresh air. He soon recovered, however, and was brought back to the court again. When his name was announced Tobin shouted, Right you arc, sir," and, breaking away from his escort, he jumped a tremendous height, and landed upon his feet in the dock. He commenced to undress, but several stalwart officers surrounded him. He succeeded, however, in tearing open his coat and vest, when it' was seen that he was shirtles', and wore no underclothing. Only forma; evidence of arrest was tendered, and the poor fellow was again remanded to the padded room at the Workhouse. HOUSING OF THE WORKING CLASSES.—A meeting of the Housing of the Working Classes Committee of the Corporation was held at the Town Hall, on Monday night, the Mayor (Alderman Wilson) presiding. It was agreed to advertise for a clerk of works for the Danyderi houses, the salary to be £: 2s. 6d. per week. Mrs. Norah Donovan, 21), Urban-street, wrote a letter with regard to the complaint that too many people lived in that house. She said her father and mother were too old to work, and maintain themselves, and her sister and herself kept the house going, and so endeavoured to live in a respectable neighbourhood, and also bring up their children respectably.—Action was deferred, as the collector of rents was not present.—Alderman Morrell said he did not know the facts of this case, but it would be useless to attempt to stamp out overcrowding in other places if the Council permitted it in their own houses. RENDEZVOUS FOR CRIME.—In connection with a charge of indecent assault committed at the Old Works," Merthyr, and heard at Glamorgan Assizes on Saturday, Mr. Justice t Bray asked if the disused steel works known as the Old Works were the same as those at which was committed the murder, recently ) tried at the Assizes. Mr. St. John Williams, who prosecuted, replied in the affirmative. —The Judge Some effort should be made by the owners to fence the works off, as this is the third case of a serious char/Bter.—Mr. Williams I am afraid fencing would not be of much avail. These works cover a very large tract of ground. —His Lordship suggested the works should be blown up, as they were used for improper purposes.—Mr. Williams I am told that there are works constables stationed about the place. —His Lordship said he should like representa- tions to be made to the owners that the works are a cause of considerable crime and they should ] make some effort to prevent it.-Counsel promised to carry out his Lordship's request. ST. MARY'S C. Y.M.S.-On Monday the third of a series of monthly concerts was held at the j rooms, Morgantown, and there was a very large audience. The following programme was ren- dered :—Song, Boy Blue," Mr. J. McDonaId recitation, Michael Dwyer," Mr. M. Moran song, Ever of thee," Mr. Trigg hornpipe, Messrs. Mahoney and Rourke; song, The Kerry Dance," Miss Sullivan stump speech, Mr. Tom Evans banjo solos and songs, Just kiss yourself goodbye and Beware, beware," Messrs. Garnon and Tal. Jones song, King j of the vasty deep," Mr. Wm. O'Connor; Irish nee, Mr. and Miss Donovan recitation, The Collier's wedding," Mr. Tom Evans comic song, Tickle me, Timothy," Mr. J. Collins recita- tion, Barbara Fritchie," Mr. M. Moran; banjo solo and song, Any rags ?" Messrs. G. and T. Jones Irish dance, Mr. and Miss Donovan; God save Ireland." Mr. Chas. Bernasconi presided, and at the conclusion thanked the artistes who had given their services and contributed to the success of the entertainment. The stump speech and recita- tion by Mr. T. Evans were greatly enjoyed. The exhibition of Irish dancing by Mr. and Miss Donovan and the clever songs by Messrs. Jones were highly appreciated. MERTHYR LIBERAL CLUE.- The annual meet- ing of this Club was held on Tuesday evening, Mr. W. R. Edmunds, the president, in the chair. The proceedings were opened by a vigorous address from the chairman on the present political outlook, in which he also expressed the hope that the Merthyr Club would continue the progress which had marked its career up to the present. The accounts for the year, which showed a balance to the credit of the Club of ;E34 4s. 7d., were presented and adopted. The following were elected officers for the ensuing year: President, Mr. W. R. Edmunds (re-elected); vice-presidents, Messrs. Isaac Edwards, D. D. Williams, David Phillips, Rev. Jacob Jones, Messrs. W. Griffiths, W. Lewis, T. J. Rice, D. A. Thomas, M.P., G. C. James, W. L. Daniel, J. M. Berry, D. W. Jones, S. Sand brook, Gomer Thomas, and H. W. Southey; secretary, Mi. Jesse Taylor; treasurer, Mr. W. Lewis general committee, in place of those retiring, Messrs. W. Franklyn, E. R. Davies, Seymour Berry, W. Bowen, John Gilleland, Walter Lloyd, and T. Williams. A hearty vote of thanks to last year's officers brought the meeting to a close

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