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Merthyr Police Benevolent Fund. CONCERT AND ASSAULT AT-ARMS. The Drill Hall wa3 crowded on Thurso, night, money having to be refused at th" on the occasion of t i .first annual cone I amault-at-a,rms in aid of the Merthyr Police Benevolent Fund. This interest can- not be wondered at, for the entertainment, besides being unique in its character, gave the ;iudi.?nce an opportunity of hearing some of the finest soloists on the stage. The rules of the Benevolent Fund state that all members of the foroe shall join. and on the death of a member, the sum of £ 100 wiD bo paid to his norninee-to the widow in (A8I) of a married man-and on the death of a as??ember's wife, the sum of j650 will be paid out of the funds. Since last October, ono officer and an officer's wifei have died, and though the fund had only iust b^en started, the money v.-os paid over to the ivjdpw in one case, and the h-st»and in th? other ca'.ve. At that time, tbore was not £ 20 in hand, and to meet the deficiency the police detorminod (by kind permission of the Watch Committee) to organize this canwrt. a.:1d help to make up the deficit. After paying- all ex- penscs, it is expected fhat there will ba a balance 'eft of about £100. This is most grati- fy Lng. Chief Constable Wilson was president and chairman of the Concert Committee, and Inspector A. J. Phillips was treasurer. The committee consisted of Inspectors J. G. Lamb nd D. Roberts, Sergeants A E. Dove, R. Bull. E. Jones, and Polioe-constabloe S. J. Fisher and Moses Williams. Sergt. D. M. Davie«, the hon. secretary, with P.C. WiUiam Williams as assistant hon. secretary, did a tre- mendous amount of work, and carried out the arrangements with crcdIt, to th^mrelves and to the satisfaction of everyone. First-class artistes had been engaged; a woro National prize-winners. The soprano was Miss Elizabeth Hall, a pupil of Madam Clara Novello Davies, who possesses a sweet voice which charmed her auditors. The same may D2! said of Miss Rachel Thomas, the contralto (also a pupil of Madam Davies). Mr. Tom BonneII (tenor) holds a goo'd reputation, while :\1; Geo. T. Llewelyn (bes) has carried off National prizes pinee 1B99, and he i" also a rreat favourito at tho Queen's Hall concerts. The committee w,e fortunate in eoer-ing the -ervioes of the .fr.mous cornet so'oist, Mr. Cores Jackson, for this -was his only vacant dato until May 17th next year. Th0 stage was niccJy decorated with plants lent by Mr. V,il- iiams The Workhonce. Tho first item on the programmo was an overture. "The Bohemian Girl," by the Mer- thyr Territorial Band, unu-er tho conductorc-hip of Mr. Hanney. Mi.-s Elizabeth Hall charmed her hearers with "The Wa.itz Dream" (Ger- man), and Mr. Geo. T. Llnwelyn sang "The Soldier's Dream" (Maschoroni). Poli Sergl. Bolting, lAte sergeant in the 9th Lancers, who looked exceedingly smart in his military uni- form. next gave sword and lance exercises, using OO;.h -weapons with wonderful dexterity. Miss Rachel Thomas .sang "Love the Pcdiar" very sweetly, and Mr. Tom Bonnell was heard to advantage in "The Sailor's Grave" (Sulli- van). Mr. Cares Jackson made a great hit, and his execution upon the cornet was a revela- tion. Ho plays a smooth tone, and in scales and triple-tonguing he was perfect. His items wero "La Neige" and "Fee-des-Eaux," and the audience fully appreciated his abilities. Twelve men of the Borough Police Force, un- der the command of Inspector Phillips, then went through cutlass review exercises, with music accompaniment, and were loudly ap- plauded. The movements o" the men were performed very smartly. and Inspector Phillips and his men were loudly cheered. A pretty duott, "Echoes" (Moir) was next contributed Miss Hall and Miss Thomas, and this was fol- lowed by a dual with swords between Policr- Sergt. Botting, Merthyr, and P.C. Moses Wii- liam-j"(Dowlais), the best four hits out of seven to be the. winner. The Chief Constable acted as judge. The honours went to Sergt. Bot- ting, who won by one hit, both officers being loudly applauded for their interesting enter- tainment. One of the most interesting events of the night was the wrestling contest between Coun- cUlor Peter Wright, of Newport, the middle- weight champion wrestler of Great Britain, and several constables. The Chief Constable intro- duoed Mr. Wright. and said that that gentle- man was ever ready to give his services in the cause of charity. In the first- competition, Mr. Wright's opponent was Mr. W. Klein. one of the champion wrestlers of England; and the next. P.C.'s William-? and Jenkins of New- port Borough Police. Mr. Wright undertook to throw three of his colleagues within ten minutes. For the first four minutes some good, cloesn wrestling was witnessed, and it was difficult to tell who would be on the win- ning side. At one time Councillor Wright formed' a oomplete arch with his body, his head and heels being the only portions of his body on thA stage. Just when everything looked as if Klein would be the victor, the latter was tossed over the Councillor's end the audience cheored this clever bit of strategy. Mr. Wright threw over the three men in 8 minutes. He afterwards gave de- monstrations of the "Ju-jitsu" style of wre-rt. ling, which proved immensely interesting to fhe audience, especially as the champion ex- plained that if oven ladies knew this system ihey would be able to throw anyone who mo- ■ested them, be he burglar or highway robber. Mr. Wright has very generously offered to in- "truct members of the Borough Police Force in the art of "ju-jitsu." The Band opened th second part of the programme with "Harry Lauder's Songs" (Ord Hume) after which Mr. Tom Bonnell sang "Thora" (Stephen Adams). An equally pleafl- ing item was the song, "Gwiad y Delya" (Henry), by Miss Rachel Thomas. Councillor Wright and P.C. Williams then indulged in further wrestling bouts in catches catch-can style. Mr. George T. Llewelyn's "I'm a Roamor" was tastefully rendered, and Miss Hall won vociferous applause for her song "Good-bye" (Tosti). One of the chief items of the evening was the bayonet exercise. by 18 men of the local Police Foroe. under Inspec- tor Phillips. All the men wore their full uniform, each man was over 6-ft. in height, and nearly all wore war medals. To musical accompaniment, Inspector Phillips put the squad through some very fine movements, both in slow and quick time, and here again the men worked with clock-like precision. The Inspector and the men came in for round after round of applause. An interesting quartett-a was "A Regular Royal Queen" (Sullivan), by Misses Hall and Thomas and Messrs. Bonnell ajid Llewelyn. Owing to the length of the orogramme, a dupl with sword and bayonet by P.S. Botting and P.C. Williams had to be abandoned, r This was undoubtedly one of the beat con- certs ever held in the town, both from the point of view of attendance and entertainment, and those whore pleasure it was to be prssent will not soon forget the occasion. The accom pansists were Messrs. Gwilvm Lewis and Dd. Davies. Pianos were lent by Messrs. Thomp ,con and Shackell. and chairs by Mr. Freed- man Dowlai-: Mr. Marshall. Central Hotel; Mr Gomer Thomas. Angel Buildings; the local Branch of the I.L.P.; and the Rector of Dowlais. The police are to be complimented upon the success of their first annual concert.
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MERTHYR POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Mr. W. L. Daniel. Mr. J Plews, Mr. D. C. Evans. Mr. A. Howfield. OCCASIONAL LICENCE.—Mr. F P. Charles ap- plied for an occasional licence for Penydarren Park on Whit-Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes- day, on Lile occasion of sports, etc.—The appli- 1 cation was granted, tho licence to be in foroe until eight o'clock each night. DISMISSED.—Maxgaret Evans, Pelican Inn, Dowlais was summoned for permitting drunk- enness at her house.—Mr. F. P Charles de- fended.—U'he d-efence was that the landlady was trying to get the man out when Sergt. Jones called, and the cafe was dismissed. A CAUTION.—Two m-n were fined 5s. includ- ing oasts for trespassing on the T.V.R. lino at Qu.-ikers' Yard. They aid they thought they had a right to pass over the line. His FATHER.:—Several persons were summon- ed to contribute towards the support of their man, aged 66, who said ho him- self would soon be "on the road," was told to pay Is. towards the keep of his father, who M an inmato of tho Asylum. HE "OWN UP."—John Jones was charged with stealing a mason's trowel, value 3s. u.v .tho property of George Nicholas, a mason at Plymouth Colliery, and who lives at Pentrebach. —Prosecutor said he missed the trowel, .And the defendant eaid ho had not soen it, but' the trowel was afterwards fcen in Jones's lodgings.—Defendant said he lost his trowel, and bo took this one instead of it— Defendant was fined 20s. and costs. THE FACTORY ACT.—George Britton. who keeps a sausage factory at Dowlais, was sum- moned by Mr. Edwards, Home Offioe Inspec- tor, not fixing an abstract of the Factory Act, ugpn his promises.—Defendant, who has carted", on tho business for nearly ton years, ileaded ignorance of tho law, and was fined 5s. and costs-. Albert Sweet-, Mark Goodwill, Richard Henry Davies, Thomas E. Jerman, butchers, Dowlais, were similarly summoned and fined. ALLEGED POCKET-PICKING AT DOWLAIS Simon Jones, labourer, Dowlais, was charged vith attempting to steal from person of Mary Jones, at Caeharris Station, Dowlais, on Saturday ni"ht.—Mr. F. P. Charge; defended. —Morgan Jones, a collier, said he saw the defendant put his hand in a woman's pocket, but he failed to take anything out. Defendant went to another woman, put h;s hnnd into her pocket, and pulled half of the pocket out. Witness caught hold of the man, and gave him :n charm He also to'd a porter.—Mary Jones (married, woman), of Bedlinog, said she went to Dowlais on Saturday, nrriving at Caeharris Station. A crowd of people came by the same train, and there was a crush on the platform. She saw the defendant near the booking office. Just after, she discovered that the lining of her pocket was half out, but she found her purse, and said to herself. "Thank fod. Defendant, who p!ead°d not guilty, and reserv- ed his defence, was committed for trial.—The Stipendiary commended Morgan Jonos for his conduct, and said he took a very proper course in reporting what he had seen. DOWLAIS TERRITORIALS' HOME- COMING. Edward Hurley, landlord of the Royal Oak, Dowlais. was summoned for keeping open his house for the sale of liquor at 11.40 p.m. on Monday, 17th May, and Morgan Watts and David Isaac were summoned for being found on the premises.—Mr. F. P. Charles defended. —P.C. Carter said that he and P.C. Duggan found the men in th9 house.—Cross-examined, witness said he beard that Hurley's son had come home that night from the Territorial Army training, and that the two men were his friend-.—P.C. Duggan said the men told him they were staying in the house that night, but they left at 12 o'clock. One of the men said he lived at Abercynon, but both lived at Dowlais, not far away.—The Stipendiary said it was not a. serious case, and the fine. 20¡¡. and costs, would not interfere with Hurley's ten- ncy. — The other men were fined 10s. and costs. "'3 A Russian at Dowlafat SCENE IN A TRAMCAR. Russian living at Dowlais, was summon.ed for travelling on the tram car between Peny- darren (New-road) and Dowlais without paying his fare.—Mr. F. S. Simons prosecuted for the Traction Company.—Defendant was also sum- moned for assaulting Fred Jones, the conduce tor of the car.—Defendant paid a penny at the Theatre Royal, and rode up to the New-road. He said he wanted to go to the top of the road, and witness said he would have to pay another penny. This he refused to do, and struck Tucker Evans, a passenger, and also the guard of the car, on the face.—The Sti- pendiary said he wanted tramcars to be con- ducted without any kind of disturoance, so that any woman and child could travel with- out molestation.—For not paying his fare, de- fondant was fined 5s. and costs, and for the assault 40s. and costs. Train Stopped in Abernant Tunnel., COMMUNICATION CORD PULLED. Francis W. Evans and Henry John Thomas, of Georgetown, were summoned at the instance of the G.W.R. Company for pulling the com- munication cord of a passenger train in Aber- nant Tunnel without having reason to do so.— Mr. Baker Jones appeared to prosecute.—Geo. Price, guard on the 3.32 p.m. train from Hir- wain. said that on tho 5th of May, the com- munication cord was pulled, and the train stopped in the tunnel. He found the cord slack outside the compartment where the de- fendants were. When he questioned the men, they gave him wrong names and addresses.— Defendants denied pulling the cord.—Mr. Pur- chase, station-master, said the men also gave him wrong names a.nd addresses, but admitted their identity to the police. They were very Gxcitfid.——One of the defendants said he was asleep in the tunnel.—The Stipendiary thought the case proved, and inflicted fines of 40s. and costs each. Selling Bread Without Weighing. CAUTION TO BREAD-SELLERS. John F. Bond, Castle-street, was summoned for selling bread without weighing it to Merit- Constable Williams on the 7th inst.—The officer ■ aid he bought a 2ib. loaf, which was not weighed, and Chief Constable Wilson said the loaf was 2 ounces short of 21bs.—Defendant said he had never weighed bread, and he sold it as he bought it. 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G.W.R. Assessment in Merthyr Union. ENORMOUS REDUCTION ASKED FOR. THE RATING OF DOWLAIS WORKS. The annual meeting of the Merthyr Union Assessment Committee was held at the Work house on Saturday, the Rector of Dowlais presiding.—On the motion of Mr. T. Andrews, seconded by Mr. J. Prowle, Mr. Augustus Davies was elected chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. Saunders, rating agent of the Great Western Railway Company, appeared in sup- port of an appeal against the rating of the company's lines in the Merthyr Union, and said he did so upon the decision of the House of Lords in a reoent case affecting the rating of railways. He asked for a reduction upon the lines in the parish of Gellygaer from £8,052 to £2,251; and the joint line in the same parish from £5,133 to £716; in the par- ish of Penderyn from £2,226 to £534; Rhigos, from £3,629 to £3ó7; Aberdare, from £14,895 to £3,226; Merthyr. from £7,822 to £2,517, and the joint line from Quakers' Yard from £5,134 to £696; and in the Taff Bargoed dis- trict from £2,853 to £ 859.—The Clerk (Mr. F. T. James) said tho total reduction sought for amounted to £38,000-£49;774 to £ 11,476.—Mr. Saunders said he was going right through the country where the G.W.R. Company's lines ran, making similar applications.—Mr. James ■said that such a reduction would affect every trader and inhabitant indirectly, and he sug- gested that the Committee should appoint an expert valuer to go into the question.—This was agreed to. Mr. W. Harris moved that the Board of Guardians be asked to authorise the Commit- tee to engage a valuer te revalue the Dowlais Iron and Steel Works.. He said that four years ago the Cardiff-Dowlais Works were valued by Messrs. Castle and Co., when the gross was fixed at £24,672,a.nd the rateable £18.848. Since that time, additions had been made to the works, and the ratin? had (rone up to £27,137 gross and OA93 rateable. In the Mprthyr Union, no notice of the extension of 1 the Dowlais Works had been given, and it was full time to call in a valuer. The present rating was £ 15.635.—Mr. J. Prowle seconded the motion, which was carried. M. W. R. Edmunds appealed, against the raiting of the premises known as the Merthyr Liberal Club. Glcbelanrista-eet, viz.. JB60 a year. lIe said the club had so far been car- ried on on teetotal lines. From a financial standpoint, it would be carried on successfully if intoxicating liquors were supplied, but the committee were anxious not to introduce in- -tOTicaJita. Ho might say, however, that, if the 1."jinp: was n0t redneed, the, \"(julcY have k wow to smaller premises.—The Committee tie c.,
'h_ ABERAMAN HORSE SHOW. SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION. RECORD ATTENDANCE. That the Aberaman Horse Show is increas- ing in popularity every year is beyond all dis- pute, and the crowd that gathered on Monday was, if anything, greater thaji ever: All the principal business establishments were closed at 2 p.m., and the chief streets wero gaily decor- ated. The weather was exceptionally fine, so that tho success of the show was assured. A procession, containing most of the exhibits, was, as usual, formed at the Aberaman Park, whence it proceeded through Cardiff-road and Lewis- street, as far as Aberdare, the same route being taken on the return journey. The only disap- pointing feature of the procession was the ab- sence of novelties (with one single exception). Yet the turn-out was quite up to the standard of previous years. Crowds of sightseers lined the roads, the lively strains of the Aberaman Original Silver Band bringing them forth from every direction. The show itself was held, as usual, at the Aberaman Park (kindly lent by Mr. E. M. Hann), and there was an adequate grand stand upon the ground, the cost of which has been entirely cloared through the financial surpluses of previous shows.. THE OFFICIALS. Too following are the officers:—President, Dr. Finney, Ty Uchaf, Aberaman; vice-presi- deuts, Messrs. E. M. Hann, D. A. Thomas, M.P., B. Jones, G. A. Treharno, J. Howell, C.C., J H. Powell, Windsor Lowis, Dr. Mur- phy, W. T. Hecs. (Maesylfynon), Dr. Thomas, Dr. Glyn Jones, Col. Phillips (Aberdare), Wil- liam Thomas, J.: D. Hughes, D. Hughes, L. N. Williams,'A. S. Pleaoe, Recs Llewelyn (Bwll- fa), B. Lewis (Aberaman), A. Ogilvie, G. T. Tuckfiold, T. E. Thomas (chemist, Aberaman), R. W. Roberts; hon. veterinary surgeons: Messrs. J. G. Temple, Aberaman, A. W. Oxen- ham, Mountain Ash; Arthur Jones, Merthyr Tydfil. General committee: Messrs. J. James, E. D. Lewis J. Martin, A. Morgan, W. Hill, J. R. Jones, J. G. Temple, J. Lewis, G. E. Harris, W. Druce, H A. Howells, J. Morgan, H. Cohen, J. Davies, T. James, Dan Jones, Thos. Thomas, J. Paratt D. C. Davies, W. T. Howell, T. Roberts, W. Twigg; Jas. Evans, J. R. Davies, J. Bedford. J. Bick. Executive committee: Chairman, Mr. W. Hill; vice- chairman. Mr. J. Morgan; Messrs. J. G Tem- ple, E. D. Lewis, J. Davies, J. Morgan, T. Roberts, J. Lewis, T. James, J. James, J. R. Jones H. Cohen, D. C. Davies W. T. Howell, W. R. Morgan, G. E. Harris, A. L. Morgan; treasurer, Mr. E. D. Lewis; bankers, The Metropolitan Bank, Ltd.; secretary. Tom Rees, Broad Oak, Aberaman. The chief steward was Mr. John James, Aberaman Farm, and the ring stewards were Messrs. J. Davies, W. Twigg, D. Jones, and T. James. Judges' stew- ard, Mr. J. Bedford. The following were the judges: Messrs. Walter Goodard, Lindon Stud Farm, Cheshire; J. R. Bache, Knighton, J. H. Yeoman, Hereford. Yeomany: Major C. Edmondes. Cowbridge, and Captain E. J. Wil- kie, Cardiff; handicapper, Tom Williams, Llwynypia; starter, A. J. Sheen, Aberdare. At intervals the following programme of music was rendered by the Aberaman Silver Band, under the conductorship of Mr. Robert L. Howells:—March, "The President" (Ord Hume); overture, "Zampa" (Arr W. Rimmer) selection, "n Travatore" (Verdi); waltz, "Wil- lowdene" (W. Rimmer); fantasia, "Reminis. cences of the Plantation" (Chambers); duo pol- ka, "Ida and Dot" (Losey); selection, "Beau- ties of Sullivan" (Arr. Ord Hume); march, "Rock Lea" (W. Rimmer); march, "Palmer House" (Pettee); overture "The Viking's Daughter" (W. Rimmer); selection, "Ten min- utes with Wa?ner" (arr. Ord Hume); cornet solo, "Les Folies" (Waldteufol), selection, "Verdi's Works" (arr. H. Round): fantasia, "A Sleigh Ride in America" (Jullien); selection, "Havana" (Leslie Stuart); selection, "Gems of Welsh Melody" (arr. Ord Hume). THE LUNCHEON. At one o'clock, a luncheon was partaken of by the judges, the officials, and a large num- ber of the exhibitors. Dr T. Finney, the president of the show, presided, and was sup- ported by Mr. W. Thomas, High Constable of Miskin Higher, who wore his chain. of office; Messrs. John Howell, C.C., Greenhill; J. H. Powell, Danygraig; T. Martin; T. Rees, Broad j Oak, secretary; and the judges on the cross tables. The toast of "The King and Royal Family" having bn duly honoured, Mr. John Howell proposed "The Powell Duffryn Company." It was, he said, his unique experience to have worked for some years underground for the company, and to have for many years con- ducted for them some of the best stock sales in South Wales (applause). The company was now the largest in the Principality, and he grave some interesting particulars of the way in which, in the early seventies, the men used to have an allowance of beer when the output exceeded 200 tons a day, adding facetiously that those days of good friendship and allow- ances of beer had passed away. The output of Aberaman Pit, however, was now over 2,000 tons a day (loud applause). The population of Aberaman had doubled since that time, and the value of the property more than doubled. At the head of the company they had the ablest general manager in South Wales, Mr. E. M. Hann—(loud applause)—and while they were all sorry he could not be present on that occasion, they were glad that be was still en. gaged in endeavouring to secure the peace of the ooalfield (loud applause). In spite of the dark cloud that now overhung the district, he hoped that before the 1st of July the silver lining would be apparent (hear, hear). Mr. Martin, chief mechanical engineer of the company, responded, and after apologising for the absence of Mr. E. M. Hann and his son, Mr. George Hann, pointed out that since the last show the company had achieved a re- cord by raising 4,020 tons of coal in one day from their pit at Bargoed (loud applause). He was not certain whether that created a record for tile world, but he was certain it was a record for the British Isles (hear, hear). The High Constable, in proposing "Success to the Show," said he was very pleased to be present. in his official capacity as the High Con- staMe of Miskin Higher, and more pleased still to be there as a supporter of the show from its first inception (applause). He was very pleased to learn that the show was still growing, and with the assistance of the Powell Duffryn Company, the co-operation of Mr. Hann and the efficient services of their inde- fatigable secretary, it was bound to continue to grow (hear, hear).. Mr. T. Rees, in responding, said he was certain the how was destined to become a very big one, but it could only do so with the assistance of all (hear, hear). Mr. Rees then proposed "The Judges," in felicitous terms. He remarked that exhibitors did not care so much whether they won or lost as long as they were satisfied that they were getting fair play (loud applause). Mr. Yeomans, in responding, said it was worth coming a long way in order to see such excellent pit horses as they had seen that day. England led in the matter of horse breeding, and that was greatly helped by exhibitions of that kind. Agriculture was the backbone of England. Captain E. J. Wilkie, of Cardiff, after regret- ting the absence of Major Edmondes, said he was very sorry to learn that owing to some difficulty with the War Office, the Committee had had to abandon the class for remounts ("Sbame"). As secretary to the County Terri- torial Association, he could assure them that such a class in that exhibition and in similar ones all over the county was greatly needed. He was, therefore, sorry to learn that it had been abandoned for want of support from the War Office. They wanted a large number of remounts in the county. The previous week he advertised for 300 for the Artillery. The terms offered were liberal, and he bad not re- ceived any replies because there were no horses suitable in the county, the result being that they had to purchase horses elsewhere He wished that Society and similar ones to place a workable scheme before the War Office, and he hoped that next year there would be a large class subsidised by the War Office —(hear, hear)—and he hoped those horses would be bred in Glamorgan. Mr. J. H. Powell, Danygraig, proposed "The President" in felicitous terms, and said he had won his way into thousands of hearts in Aber- aman and the neighbouring villages, not ex- cluding the village of Aberdare. Mr. W. R. Morgan, solicitor, Aberdare, then proposed "The Press," and the judges left once more for their arduous work. THE AWAEDS. Mare or Gelding, Harness and Vehicle. Open to Brewers, Contractors, and General Hauliers (open).— 1. W. Whiting. Industrial Farm, "Old Field Dray- man"; 2, T. Hill, Mountain Ash, "King"; 3, T. R. Lukey, Mountain Ash, "Darran Las Boy"; he. Giles and Harrap, Merthyr, "Ginger." Draught Mare or Gelding, led in Harness (open). —1, W. Whitillgi Industrial Farm, "Old Field Dray- man" 2. T. Hill, Mountain Ash, "King"; 3, T. R Lukey, Mountain Ash, "Darran Las Boy"; h c, Giles and Harrap, Merthyr, "Ginger." Draught Mare or Gelding, Harness and Vehi- cle. Merchants and General Hauliers. For horses that have not won a first prize before (open).—1, T. Hill, Mountain Ash, "King"; 2 and special, Jos. Dunstan, Aberaman, "Cornwall Lad"; 3. T. Jones, Abercynon, "Dick"; h c. W. J. Thomas and Co., Aberdare, "Handsome." Mare or Gelding, suitable for underground work, 15 hands and under (open).—1 and h c. D. Davies and Sons, Ferndale, Nondes"; 2. and 3, John Davies and Sons, Maesycwmmer, "Rival Turk" and "Mabon." Mare or Gelding working underground for three months previous to show (open).-1, 2. and 3, D. Davis and Sons, Ferndale, "Orby," "Rider," and "Dorando"; h c. Cambrian Coal Co., Clydach Vale, "Cock Robin." Pony, Harness and Vehicle, 13.2 hands and nnder .(that has not previously won a first prize in any show) to be driven. Open to Aberdare and Mountain Ash District Council areas.—1, Mrs. George Groves, Navigation Hotel. Mountain Ash, "Lady Grove"; 2, Thos. Thomas, High-street, Mountain Ash, Briton Lass; 3. D. Davies, Aberdare, "Lady"; h c. A. L. Morgan, Lewis-street, Aberaman, "Queenie." Milk Vendor's Turn-out (open).—1 and 2, David Jones, Mountain Ash, "Lady Bang" and "Lady May"; 3, Tom James, Godreaman Dairy, "Aman Lass"; h c, W. Whiting, Aberdare, "Lady Lock." Cob Mare or Gelding, Harness and Vehicle used for general trade purposes (any height) (open).-l. Jabez Gough, Mountain Ash, "Royal Guest"; 2, D. Davies and Sons, Merthyr. "Dandy Dinmont"; 3, David Jones, Mountain Ash, "Lady Bang" h c, Thos. E. Jerman, Dowiais, "Nomination." Pony, Harness and vehicle, Xo.2 hands and under. To bo driven (opcn).-I, Miss G. Burston, Taunton. "Mel Valley Spring Chicken"; 2, Thos. E. Jerman, Dowlais, "Xumination"; 3, Griffiths, Smeth- ciek, "Lady Go Bang"; h c, Jauies Jlillward, Mer- ihyr, "Forcut Queeui- j Grocer's Turn-out, Mare or Gelding, Harness and Cart (open).-l and 2, John Evans, Merthyr "Queen of the South" and "King of the South"; 3. Henry Griffiths, Treharris, "Emiyn Squire"; h c, Cwm- bach Co-operative Society, Aberaman. "Dick." Cob, Marc or Gelding, Harness and Vehicle, over 13.2 hands and under 15 hands, that has not pre- viously won a first, prize in any show. Open to the Aberdare and Mountain Ash District Council areas.- 1, R. H. Pugii, Abercynon, "Lady Wildfire"; 2, W. Whiting. Aberdare, "Lady Lock", 3, David Jones. Mountain Ash, "Lady May", h c, John Morgan, Aberaman, "Maid of Newton." Butcher's Turn-out (open).-I, Richard Evans, Penygraig, "Bravo"; 2, Thomas E. Jerman, Dowlais, "Nomination"; 3, Jno. Morgan, Aberaman, "Maid of Newton"; h c. Lewis Jones, Trecynon, "Princcss Doris." Maru or gelding harness, and vehicle, to be driven (QPen).-l, Miss G. Burston, Taunton, "Heatlifield Squire"; 2, Jabcz Gough, Mountain Ash, "Royal Guest"; 3, D. Richards, Pontypridd, "Llanover Reality"- h c. Adam Matthews, Swansea, "New Creation. Marc or gelding, harness and vehicle, 14.2 hands and under (opert).-I, D. Rees Jones, Aberdare, "Bromley Belle"; .2, Miss a.Burston, Taunton, "Masscy Dot"; 3, George GrifiiHlli, Smethwick, "Lady Go Bang" h c, Thomas E. Jerman, Dow- lais, "Nomination. fishmonger's tiirn-out (open).-I, Collins, Mer- thyr; 2, Edgar Fennell. Cardiff, "Hendre Lad"; 3, John Phillips, High-street, Mountain Ash, "Lady" h c, Robert Broaduent, Mountain Ash. "Forest Queen." l'ouy. mare, or gelding. 13.2 hands and under, to be ridden (open;.—I, Adam Matthews, Swansea, "Naughty Naiad"; 2, Miss G. Burston, Taunton, "Mel Valley Spring Chicken"; 3, George Griffiths, Smet-hwick, "Lady, Go Bang" k c, James. Mill- ward, Merthyr, "Forest Queen." Cob, to be driven, 14 hands and over; speed and action to be considered (open).—1, T. H. Davies, Aberdare, "Maggie C"; 2, Thomas Williams, Green Hill Stud Farm, Trecynon, "St. Fagan's Boy"; 3. T. H. Davies, Globe Inn, Aberdare, "Cymro." Cob or hack (riding), any height (open).-I, D. Rees Jones. Aberdare, "Bromley Bello"; 2, Adam Matthews, Cornhiil Villa, Swansea, "New Creation"; 3, Jabez Gough, Mountain-Ash, "Royal Guest"; h c. A. M. Maddocks, Pyle; Ro Horse, harness, 'brake, cab, or hansom plying for hire in the Aberdare and, Mountain Ash District Council areas. 1 and 2, Warren Williams and Sons, Aberdare, "Dick" and "Kit"; 3, Edward Allen, cab proprietor Mountain Ash, "Daisy"; h c, Harry Wiltshire, 6, Napier-street, Mountain Ash, "Prince." Best tandem; any two exhibitors may join to make np a tandem (i)pen).-I. Miss G. Burston, Taunton, "Massey Dot" and "Mel Valley Spring Chicken"; 2, Adam Matthews, Swansea, "Cornhill Creation" and "Naughty Naiad"; 3, G. Phillips. Ferndale, "Lord Gordon" and "May"; li c, S. Cromwell Jones, M.D., Merthyr, "Queen Fortune" and "Merry Duchess." Yeomanry turnout; mare or gelding, trapping and accoutrement to he taken into consideration (open). -1, Corporal D. Crandon. Mountain Ash, "Black"; 2, Trooper F. W. Mills, Mountain Ash. "Hodder"; 3, Trooper W. Rees, Pontypridd, "Sealskin II. h c, Trooper T. Ponting. Mountain Ash, "Royal." Galloping handicap, about li miles (open).—Final: 1, Evan Rees, Caerphilly, "Little Rose," 40 yards; 2, Thomas Richards, Penrheolgerrig, Merthyr, "Cwmglo Nancy," 380 yards, Tom Cornelius, Maes- y-dyffryn, Glyn Neath, "Nondes." Trotting Handicap, about 1 miles (open).—Final: 1, Hugh Powell, Aberdare. "Betsy," 160 yards; 2, W. Druce, Aberaman, "Little Tommy," 445 yards; 3, J. Eason, Tonypandy, "Dorothy," 40 yards. Jumper (opeD).-I, Glencross Brothers, Frome, "Nomination'; 2, Percy Jones,"Merthyr. "Rufus"; 3, A. H. Jones, Merthyr, "Molly (Seamore"; h c, J. H. Morris, Aberdare. "Nondes." One mile local trotting scratch race.—Final 1. T. Williams, Greenhill Stud Farm, Trecynon, "Tom- my"; 2, W. Whiting, Aberdare, "Lady Lock"; 3. D. H. Morris, Brooklyn House, "Cleopatra." HORSE WITH A BROKEN LEG. In cne of the late events, one of the buggies was broken during its career round the track. The outer wheel was completely detached, and the rider was thrown heavily to the ground. Fortunately, he escaped with nothing worse than a, severe shaking. A little later, in the final heat of the galloping handicap, it was noticed that a mare, named "Plum Ripe" (owned by a gentleman from Newbridge) was going on three legs. It could not go far, how- ever, but stopped immediately opposite the secretary's tent. It was evident that it had broken its leg, and the hoof was hanging by a narrow strip of skin. The animal suffered excruciating pain, and kicked its leg wildly in the air. It was decided to have it shot at once, and Mr. John Thomas, P.D. farrier, took it between the. hurdles and ended its life. The owner's grief at losing such a valuable animal was very great. In the same final race, a riderless horse went round the track. No damage was done in this case, and the animal slowed down at the end of the race.
— j Action About Incandescent I Mantles. At the Merthyr County Court last Friday, before Judge Bryn Roberts, Solomon Laven, general dealer, 24, Pontmorlais, Merthyr, claimed JB5 5s. damages from the Block Light Company, Ltd., Manchester. Mr. F. S. Simons was for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. W. Meredith for the defendants. The plaintiff's case was that the defendants, by letters written to the plaintiff on the 27th February and 2nd March this year, claimed to be patentees of an incandescent mantle known as the "Block light," and they threatened the plaintiff with proceedings if he persisted in selling certain block lights, which he was legal- ly entitled to sell. By reason, however, of those letters, the plaintiff returned a number of block lights to the firm from which he had obtained them, and consequently suffered dam- age. For the defence, it was eaid that the com- plaint against the plaintiff was that he sold what were not block lights in boxes marked "block lights," and had, therefore, committed a breach of the Merchandise Marks Act. It was proved that-the mantles sold in no way infringed the defendants' rights. Most of the witnesses in the case were Jews, His Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff, for L2 2(3. and costs.
Merthyr Compensation Levy. INLAND REVENUE TO REFUND 23,000, COUNTY JUSTICES' WRIT OF MANDAMUS. On Tuesday, in a King's Bench Divisional Court, before Mr. Justice Jelf and Mr. Justice Bray, Mr. Danckwerts, K.C. (with him Mr. R. Vaughan Williams), moved on behalf of the Compensation Authority under the Licensing Act,^ 1904, for the county of Glamorgan for a rule' nisi for a writ of mandamus directed to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue com- manding them to pay to the Compensation Authority for the county £ 3.000, which was the portion of a levy under Section 3 of the Act, and which they admitted they had re- oeived but refused to pay over. Under the Act of 1904 the fund had to be raised by th-e Compensation Authority by a levy on ail the existing on-licences, and that sum had to be paid along with the duty to the Inland Re- venue, and they had to carry it to a special account and pay it over partly in November and the balance when ascertained later, to the Compensation Authority who levied it. On the 31st Deoamber, 1907, at the Epiphany Sessions for Glamorgan, the authorities order- ed a levy to be made for a certain amount on all the licences. The amount apportioned was duly collected, and went with the lioence duty to the Inland Revenue. The Compensation Authority refused certain licences in the Bor- ough of Merthyr Tydfil, subject to compensa- tion. It made a levy amongst others on the publio houses that survived in Merthyr Tydfil, and the levy amounted to £ 3,000. Merthyr Tydfil became a county borough in April, 1908, and a separate Commission of the Peace was granted for the Borough. The justices accord- ingly became the licensing authority for the Borough, and, therefore, the fund had to be adjusted between the borough and the county. No adjustment had been made or claim made so far. But the Inland Revenue took upon themselves to decide, and counsel submitted erroneously, that the money had to go to the borough of Merthyr Tydfil. The Inland Re venue had actually paid the money over to the borough of Merthyr Tydfil. The justices of the borough had renewed the licences on condition that they took action against the county. If the Inland Revenue were right, the county would have to pay and the borough would take the benefit of the money already paid. Counsel submitted that Merthyr Tydfil was entitled to nothing except in accordance with some adjustment under the order. The fact that the Inland Revenue had paid over the money made no difference. The Court granted the rule.
Disruption is threatened in the Scottish steel- making industry owing to a Glasgow firm de- manding reduced prices. Scottish miners' leaders declare that 80,000 men will leave work rather than submit to, the proposed reduction in wages.
Family's Skin Trouble Began Like Small Pimples and a Dreadfnl Irritation Followed-Disewe Spread and Sufferers Scratched till Blood Ran-Fivo Cared Only by Cuticura Remedies. The skin trouble in my family began last! November. It appeared like small pimples at first and a dreadful irritation followed which they could not help but scratch until the blood ran. This continued for some time. My eldest boy, ten years old, began to get sores on the back of his hands, which spread com- pletely over them in a few days. Then I began the treatment, and I spent in one week fourteen shillings on this treatment, and by then the eruption was all over his feet, legs and around the ami-pits. My other three children and husband had caught the disease by this time. My baby's face, hands and feet were completely covered with Bores. I called in our doctor but he could only relieve them now and again. At last I sent for a tablet of Cuticura Soap to the nearest chemist, and after the first bath with Cuticura Soap my baby boy slept for hours. Immediately after I sent for the Cuticura Ointment and I saw an improvement in a few days, and now my husband and children i,re all well, I am thankful to say. Mr.<. Emily e1 stcr, Crofton Crossing, Burbagc, Mafibwough, Wijta. Ifrucr.. 20, 190§. k
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