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MERTHYR QUARTER SESSIONS. ON Wednesday there was a scene at the Town' Hall which made all those who witnessed it proud of the old town of Merthyr. The new Court of Quarter Sessions for the county borough was opened for business on that day, and the interesting proceedings were watched by a crowded gathering with deep interest and satisfaction. It being the inaugural sessions there were some features about it which will not be repeated at subsequent, sessions, but which remain to make this first sitting of the court memorable and historic. The hon. and learned gentleman who has been appointed to the office of Recorder, Sir David Brynpior Jones, K.C., M.P., was duly ushered into the court by the Mayor (Mr. Frank T. James), in his scarlet robe and wearing his chain of office, preceded by thp mace, and on arrival upon the Bench his Worship swore in the Recorder and then delivered a brief address, congratulating the learned gentleman upon his appiontment, which had given universal satisfaction to the inhabitants of the borough. Sir D. Brynmor Jones, in acknowledging the Mayor's complimentary observations, in his turn congratulated the borough of Merthyr upon the acquisition of its new dignity, and observed that it was not a little remarkable that in little more than five years Merthyr had received its Charter of Incorporation, been raised to the rank of a county borough, been granted its own commission of the peace, and last of all had received the crowning honour in local self-government of a Quarter Sessions for its own area. He trusted that these great powers would all tend by their judicious exercise to the material, moral and intellectual welfare of the whole community. Mr. John Plows tendered the congratulations of the Bar, whose members assembled in considerable strength to do honour to one of the leaders of the South Wales .circuit, and the learned Recorder having made suitable acknowledgment the business ot> the court proceeded. Seeing how many persons were drawn from the borough to this court, upon business of one sort and another, it was a matter of general comment and con- gratulation, that there would be no more trips to Swansea and Cardiff upon Quarter Sessions business, that can be done with equal efficiency in our own municipal centre, with immense saving of time, and an incalculable avoidance of worse evils than the mere waste of time.


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