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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE (CONTINUED.) TERRITORIALS. On Wednesday General Francis Lloyd, in command of the Welsh Division Territorial Army, visited Merthyf, And inspected the armoury and drill hall, tod expressed himself satisfied with all he saw. The general, who was accompanied by Major East, chief of staff, and Col. A. P. James, commanding officer, and others, were met at the Drill Hall by Major F. T. James, Capt. D. C. Harris and Capt. and Adjutant FicM Richards. F ON GOOD VRIPAV.—At TH* police eonrt, on Friday, Samuel Jones, licensee of the White Horse Inn, was summoucd for keeping his house open during prohibited hours on Good Friday night, and Wra. Edwards, J. HoweBs and G. Davies were summoned for unlawfully being on the premises.—Mr. W J. CantoD appeared for all the defendants.—P.C Jones said that he saw Davies enter the White Horse Inn, at 11.25 on Good Friday night, and that when he and INDEPENDENT ORDKR OF FORESTERS.—The annual gathering of Mem bets and friends of the Court St. Tydfil was held at Trevanion's Hotel, and was attended by many of the members and their friendn, together with several distinguished members of the Order, including Bros. S. A. HUGE y. H.C.R., and S. M Wilkinson, H.S., of Cardiff; W. A. Linton and J. Sykes, ol i Newport, together with W. G. Stott, P.H.S., of London. Bro. Dr. W. W. Jones occupied the chair, and after partaking of a pleasant P. C. Richards visited the house shortly after- wards the three defendants and the landlord were in the back room.—Cross-examined by Mr. Canton, P.C. Jones said that only Davies went to the house after closing time; that Edwards was the landlord's uncle, and that the parties were all related, and spent a lot of time with the landlord.—In reply to Mr. Canton, P.C. Richards said that hitherto the landlord had been most careful in the management of his use.-The defence was that the men were Wends of the landlord, but the Bench were not •atisfied, and fined Jones 40s. and costs, and Davies, Edwards and Howelfe, 10s. and costs each.—This case was inadvertently omitted from our police report. repast the chairman proposed the loyal toast of The King." Other toasts followed, in- cluding The Supreme Executive," lespcmded to by Bro. J. Sykes, High Counsellor' The High Court of Wales," responded to by Bros. Hussey, Wilkinson and Linton The Visitors," responded to by Mr. C. S. Stewart, of Merthyr: and The Prosperity of Court St. Tydfil-" responded to by Bro. Alderman John Morgan. Special mention ought to be made of the efforts put forth by Bro. H. A. Hooper, the genial secretary, to make the evening a great success. A varied musical programme was rendered by Bros. Rees, Forrest and Stott. It was felt that a new era had begun in the success of the Court at Merthyr, a.nd that a step forward was being made by the Order, which combines the benefit Of life assurance with the social bonds of a friendly society. Apologies for absence were read from Bros. T. Â. Rees, Town Clerk, E. Roberts (solicitor), Dr. E. J. Trevor Jones (Aberdare), J. W. McCoan, H.V.C.R. (Port Talbot), J. T. Pascoe (Swansea) and several other brethren. DEATH OF MR. JAMES GRAY.—The death occurred at his residence in High-street, Merthyr, on Friday, of Mr. James Gray, a well-known townsman, who has carried on business all a seedsman for over twenty years. Mr. Gray, who was 47 years of age, had been ailing for several years, suffering from diabetes, but about three weeks ago he became very ill, and passed away on Friday. He was for years a ser^ in the Cefn Detachment of Volunteers, and retired upon receiving his long-service medal, but retained his uniform. He took an interest in many local societies was a member of the Sir William Lewis lodge of Buffaloes, an ardent and valuable member of the Merthyr Flower Show Committee, one of the parish church bell-ringers, and a. member of the Friends in Distress Society. He leaves a widow and three children. The funeral took place at Cefn cemetery on Tuesday, the Rector of Merthyr officiating. The coffin was covered with wreaths sent by the family, Sir Wm. Lewis Lodge of Buffaloes, the Constitutional Club (of which deceased was a member), Nurse Nancy Jones (Infirmary), Miss Jones (Isolation Hos- pital), and from three local professional gar- deners, viz., Mr. H. Barnett (Mr. Plews'sy, Mr. H. PoweU (Mr. G. C. James's), and Mr. C. Bailey (Miss The mourners included Messrs. Allan Gray (son), John Gray (brother), Thomas Jones, E. Park, A. R. Park, Wm. Davies, T. Jones and W. Thomas (brothers-in- law), W. Abraham, Cwmainan, and N. Morgan, Pontsticill (cousins), Wm. Davies, Henry Thomas, E. Thomas (nephews), Joseph Jones, Thomas Thomas, Dd. Evans, E. Rees, etc. Several friends of the family also attended, including representatives of Sir Wm. Lewis Lodge of Buffaloes. We tender our sympathy bereaved. v


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