MERTHYR COUNTY COURT. THURSDAY, August 28th.—Before His Honor, Judge Williams, Q.C. ADMINISTRATION ORDER. — Thomas Hooper, journeyman shoemaker of Merthyr, applied under the Bankruptcy Act of last year for an admini- stration order. The debtor's liabilities amounted to £ 48 12s., and he stated that for some time past he had been too ill to work, and it would be necessary for him to go into an infirmary to have an operation performed. Since he had been unable to follow his employment he had only bad 12s. weekly coming in from a club, and out of this he had to maintain not only himself, but a wife and child. He attributed his inability to pay his debts to failure in business whilst can- ducting a public house, w-hich he had held under Mr. Jones, of the Ironbridge brewery.—His Honour said that before the new Act was passed the rich man, or the man who occupied a good position, was able to get ni of his liabilities easily, whereas the poor man, once he got into debt, was haunted by judgment summonses, and was persecuted to such an extent that he had no peace or rest. This Act had at last come to interfere for his benefit, and it placed him on the same footicg as the rich man. If he could not pay his debts, and had nothing to depend upon but his weekly wages, the judge must take the whole matter into consideration, and make such an order as he thought the circumstances would warrant. In this case he (the judge) had come to the conclusion that the man had proved himself to be entitled to the protection of the Act, and he would make an order for the pay- ment of the debts at the rate of 63. per month, which order would be suspended until the appli- cant had returned to his work. ACTION FOR TRESPASS AGAINST A POLICEMAN. -p.e. Hopkins, 35 G., stationed at Merthyr Vale, was sued by a man named Williams for damages in respect of trespass.—Mr. A. P. James appeared for the plaintiff, and in laying the facts of the action before the judge, stated that on the 23rd May last from information received the constable walked into plaintiffs house with- out a search warrant; asked a few questions; went into the kitchen and turned over a few things, and insisted upon the plaintiffs wife pro- ducing some slippers and taking oft' her boots. After this had been done he walked out.—It appeared that the reason for the constable's going there was that information had been given to him by a man named David Owen that he had lost some garden produce, and the constable suspected the plaintiff.-The Judge, without calling upon the defendant to .explain his con- duct, said that this was a wretched case. There was nothing in it whatever. The policeman had a right to inquire into the circumstances (Of a crime, and he must be protected by the law when he was within the limits of his duty. In this case be (the judge) did not see that defen- dant had done anything wrong: He was only trying to find out who was the perpetrator of a theft, if theft there was, and he was simply discharging his duty with that view. There was, therefore, no blame attached to the police at all. At the same time it was the law of the land that policemen should not enter a house against the will of the occupier to search and examine it without a proper warrant of authority. Hopkins had violated that law, for it was con- trary to the will of the people of the house that he went in and made the search but, really, it was very justifiable. He should merely give the smallest damages against him. He would mark his recognition of the law by giving judgment for Gd. without costs.
MERTHYR BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual weekly meeting of this Board, on Saturday, was presided over by 11: R. H. Rhys (chairman), the other members of the Board present being the Rev. A. Davies and Messrs. W. Bell, D. P. Davies, Howell Jones, Wm. Jones, David Davies, Thos. Thomas, J. Richards, T. Jenkins, J. Gabe, T. Williams (Gwaelodygarth), M. Truran, and T. Williams (Gellifaelog).-The minutftS cf the previous were read and confirmed. OUT-DOOR RELIEF.—The-PAV-CLERK reported that the out-relief granted during the previous week had been as follows :-Aberdare, £56 ISa. 5d. Gelligaer, X22 2s. 7d.; Merthyr Upper, £ 62 3s. 4d. Merthyr Lower, 947 Os. Id. non- settled, £ 1 14s. total, ftS9 18s. 5d. THE PROPOSED SYPHILITIC WARD. The CHAIRMAN said that on Monday last, he re- ceived a letter from Mr. Bircham, asking him to » meet Mr. Smith, the architect of the Local Government Board at the Workhouse, on Fri- ritwith reference to the qucstiuu vi the pro- -ward for syphilitic cases. He complied wjth the Invitation, and the result of the inter- view was that the architect expressed himself satisfied that the site was a proper one. It was suggested by Mr. Smith that they should add another wing to the present infirmary, but he told him that that was out of the question, inasmuch as the cost would be so great that the Board would not entertain it for a moment. The architect, however, required some altera- tiors in the plan which had been prepared by Mr. Roderick. The windows shewn in the plan would, according to scale, be only 2ft. Gin. square, and this was absurd. He had arranged with Mr. Smith to put down in writing what- ever alterations he would suggest in the plan, and when they had got his report, they would get Mr. Roderick to make a fresh plan embody- ing such alterations. THE INFIRMARY NupsEs.-The Board then proceeded to the election of two nurses —one for the female side and the other for the male side of the infirmary; the salary attaching to the position of each being 125 per annum. Four candidates, who had been selected to appear before the Board, presented themselves to the guardians; their names being :—Mrs. Sarah Williams, B block Hospital, Cardiff; Mrs. Annie Evans, of Dowlais, and late of the Cardiff Union Hospital, and Miss Alice B. Jones and Miss Rose C. Morris, both of the Rochdale Intirmary. The testimonials of all four were highly satisfactory but, certainly, the best were prpduced by Miss Jones. When her interview with the Board took nlace. she at once announced that she would not accept one of the positions unless her companion was elected to the other, and so vice versa with Miss Morris, and Miss Jones even went so far as to intimate that if they were both appointed, and one had occasion at any period to leave, the other would go at the same time.—The Board considered that such an arrangement as this was open to considerable objection, and in case of the dual appointment would lead to much inconvenience. They, therefore, decided to elect Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Annie Evans. The quartette of candidates had their second class return railway fare allowed them, and the CHAIRMAN' adminiateied a gentle rebuke to the elder of the Rochdale latlits for not having expressed in the letters written by them apply- ing for the situations the determination upon which they had agreed. A COMPLAINT.—Mr. RICHARDS said that about a fortnight ago between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening he saw one of the boys from the Aberdare Industrial School going into a public house with a basket of empty bottles under his arm. He wished to ask whether that was part of the children's industrial training. He thought that if the officers wanted bottled beer or anything in that way they should order it themselves aud have it sent to the school, because boys would learn to drink soon enough without being sent to puHic houses. He had been told that they were employed at this work frequently.—Mr. THOMAS alleged that Mr. Richards in bringing this matter forward was animated by an unkind feeling towards Mr. Williams, the superintendent of the school but Mr. RICHARDS warmly resented the imput- ation, saving that he had no ill feeling against Mr. Williams whatsoever.—The CHAIRMAN thought there would not have been much harm in it if the boy had been sent with the bottles earlier in the evening, but he felt that it was hardly right that he should have been sent out at the time of night indicated. It was resolved that the matter should be considered by the School Committee. ,STATISTICS. -The number of inmates in the house at the end of last week was 189 as against 208 in the corresponding week of last year, and the number of children in the Aber- dare school at the same time was 114 as against 135, 68 of whom were receiving industrial training.—This was all the business.
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SKETCHES IN THE POLICE COURTS. CASE I.—DRUNK AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE. As the business of the court commenced five personages, who from the extraordinary differ- ences in their features were considerably inter- esting, stood before the Bench. Mike Connor, alicts "Shindy," Patsy Blake, Honora Jackson, Samson Jackson, her loid and master, and Mary McCarthy were the distinguished nomen. clatures, portions of which they became entitled to at their baptism. The defendants were all charged with being drunk and riotous, and an additional charge of assault on the police was also preferred. The constable said that in the whole course of his long career as an officer of the law (and he had served the Queen in blue coat and shining buttons, man and boy, for thirty years), he had never come acrcss a case in which the offenders deserved heavier punishment, than that before the court. He was, he said, engaged on his beat about midnight, when he heard loud screams emanating from an alley, and proceeding thither he saw Jackson and his wife engaged in a scuffle. The woman was uttering piercing and agonizing cries, and the officer, fearing the man was mur- dering her, proceeded to release her from the' iron grasp of her lord and master. No sooner, however, had he approached than the defendant, Patsy Blake, advanced and asked the officer" with most impudent impertinence" who in the name of "Old Nick had told him to interfere. The Cfficer, with the astuteness for which he was noted, gave the defendant Blake a laconic exposition of the law relating to interference with the police while in the execu- tion of their duty, but this bit of friendly advice did not have the desired effect. Blake laughed sneeringly in the officer's face, and Mary McCarthy, amid the "grins of the bystanders," asked "if his mother knew he was out." Witnesa was about to repel this monstrous insult to the dignity of a sacred satellite of the law, when Patsy Blake made sundry references to a boss-eyed flabbergaster, blue-nosed cuss, and a blanket-chested dummy, which, as far as the officer could discover, related to him. Feeliug that immediate and severe measures should be taken to prevent a riot, which was evidently brewing, he "stretched forth his hand" to seize the defendant, Patsy Blake, when there was what appeared to be a clap of thunder and a vivid flash of lightning, and a thousand stars danced before his eyes. He thought the heavens had fallen, and set about saying his prayers. Then he felt his whiskers being dragged out by the routs, and as soon as the stars had one by one hid behind a canopy of clouds he opened his eyes, and iound Mary McCarthy with her hands in his hair, tugging as if she meant to have his scalp otf. He stood it for a moment or two, but then lost his temper, and sprang to his feet intending to be revenged. I The earth, however, seemed to have suddenly heaved into an incline, and he again found him- self lying on his back. His next reminiscence of the dreadful night I was being a factor in the most terrible conflict that had happened, he was certain, since the battle of Waterloo. Hands, legs, and heads seemed to be flying about dancing the most fan- tastic jigs in mid-air, and the skies rained a per- fect shower of hair. The shrieks of women, too, were something terrible, and seemed to rend the canopy of space. The melee was too much for him he tainted, and awoke to find himself in the police- station with a nose swollen to the size of a I pumpkin, and coloured like a lobster, and an eye sporting colours from the loveliest yellow to the most nubian black. All the defendants, lie swore, had participated I in the attack upon him, and the only wonder was that he (the officer) was alive to tell the tale. Mercy on us exclaimed the clerk of the court, at the conclusion of the officer's story. land"' Sava^es t*lere are even in civilized Eug- /,JFare y°u any questions to put, Shindy'" asked the Bench. "Ay, saving yer rivereuces' presence. Did ye see me spake a wurd, hofficer ?" )Co. used disgustful language, sir." I did ?" You did." 1 you ever hear the loikes of that, now? i'br honours, I never opened my mouth from the toime I arrived on the sane till the time I was taken to the perleece-station. The only wurd I spaked was to tell the hotiicer to Shut up, and let his tongue rest." "Yon also struck me, sir." I struck you The Lord love you, I r.ever rose a hand agin you. I only separated you from the woman, as ye were nearly a-pulling to paces." "Have you any question to ask Jackson?" enquired the Bench, addressing the second de- fendant. Question, beggora I'll not waste breath on the spalpeen." "Nor I, the blackguard," said Patsy, indig- nantly. ° The woman, however, made up for the taci- turnity of their male companions, and such a questioning, and cross-questioning, and re-ques- tioning ensued, such a contradiction and cross- coutradiction of everything he said, that when the officer was released from his position in the witness-box, he heaved a sigh of relief, and wiped beads of perspiration from his manly fore- head. The Bench decided in favour of the officer, but the decision was met by a fierce clamour from the occupants of the dock. You will be fiued 10s. and costs each," said the Bench, entering judgment in the book, "Ten shillings and costs," said Shindy. "Ten shillings and costs," repeated Jackson, of the masculine gender. "I'll never pay a grain," exclaimed Patsy Blake. J "I'll spake to the Quane about it," whined Honora Jackson. "And I'll see what the Pope 'ill say, see if I don't," concluded Mrs. McCarthy. "If you don't pay," explained the Bench with a sigh of resignation, you will have to undergo the alternative of 14 days' impri- sonment." "I'll go to gaol," said Shindy, and bad cess to yer. "So'll I yer mean livered cusses," said Sammy Jackson. And I yer reptiles," followed Patsy Blake. "I'll be hung before I pay," cried Junima Jackson. And 111 see yer in (Dowlais) before ye get any money out of me," shouted Marv McCarthy. The removal of the prisoners was accom- ) plished with considerable difficulty, and it was a not before the Bench had been addressed by the choicest epithets imaginable; not before the officer had been threatened with torments, the mere mention of which was enough to make his hair stand on end, that the party was success- fully lodged in the cells.
MONMOUTHSHIRE AND SOUTH WALES COLLIERIES' ASSOCIATION. Mr. Wm. Gascoyne Dalziel, the secretary, supplies the following :-A meeting of the Car- diff District Board, in connection with the Monmouthshire and South Wales Collieries' Association, was held at the Angel Hotel, on Saturday. Mr. Richard Cory presided, and there were among those present—Messrs. 11-in. Thomas (Bryn AWt,), R. Bedlington, E. l. Hann, W. W. Wood, tc. The principal busi- ness was to consider a dispute which had arisen in the seven-feet seam of th Middle Duffryu Colliery. The men have beeu working under a month's notice, which expired that day. Inquiries into the details of the dispute had been made by Mr. William Thomas, of Bryn Awel, Aberdare, acting on behalf of the association, who met Mr. Hann, on behalf of the company, and Mr. David Morgan, the representative of the workmen. The result was reported to the present meeting. The men had agreed, pending the decision of the Coalowners' Association, to work for another fortnight on the old terms. After a discussion, it was resolved that Mr. Thomas should again meet the workmen's repre- sentatives and the colliery officials, and make further enquiries. It is stated that the dispute has reference to the cutting price of the seven- foot seam, and only a small number of men are affected. The only other business was to admit the Diamant Llantwit Colliery into the associa. tion as members for the proprietors' Cwmglo Colliery, Bedwas.
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MERTHYR POLICE COU SATURDAY.—Before Messrs. John Bi»s^n- diary magistrate), E. B. Evans, Thoyyas, and J. Probert. DEFAULTING GROCERS. Morgan otIs, grocer, North-street, Dowlais, was suiDitfor using a scale three ounces and 12 drach anst the purchaser.—Mr. Supt. J. Thomas at he visited Mr. Howells's shop on the 15th ust, where he found a flour scale nearly' lb. against the purchaser.—Defendant was 20s. and costs.—Morgan Evans was sumnior a like offence.The Superintendent said hd Mr Evans's shop, Penywern, Dowlais, on th of August, and found a flour scale there tnces against the purchasers.—Fined 15s. ats.— Margaret M. Treharne, of Spring-scfreedais, was summoned for a like offence.—Supmas said he visited Mrs. Treharne's shop 14th ult., and found a flour scale there whio one ounce against the purchaser.—After aistiga- tion, the Stipendiary adjourned the for a week in order that he might make auction of the scales himself.-John Lumley.sr, of Pengarnddu, Dowlais, was summonecaving a 2 lb. weight and a 4 lb. weight each gainst the purchaser.—The Superintendent 3at he visited Mr. Lumley's shop on the 14t, and found that the two weights, in respewhich defendant had been summoned, were ent.— Pined 2s. 6d. and costs. A LAJIPIIGHTER DESERTS HIS POSélUiam Thomas, of Bridge-street, Merthyr, wainoned for leaving his work without giving tlessary notice, and the Merthyr Gas Companywhom he was employed, claimed J61 as damagespect of defendant's conduct.—Mr. J. L. Of repre- sented the company.—It appeared-t the defendant asked Mr. Cocker for three' leave of absence to enable hi.n to attend tlunteer camp on Llanwonno mountain. The st was granted, but defendant never returto his duties, which were to keep the whole c lamps in the district in a state of repair, ai attend to the iighting of the lamps m -street, Merthyr and Penydarran. For thbrk he received 23s. weekly as wages, and in Jquence of his absence, the company had to en a man at 25s. per week as temporary subse.—The Bench made an order for the paymentOs. and cost. OFFENCE AGAINST THE PAWNBKOK^CT.—A WARNING TO THE TRADE.—James Fa pawn- broker, High-street, Dowlais, was stoned for taking a pledge from a boy under tJescribed age of 12 years.—Thomas Farr said bs nearly 10 years of age. He remembered ta'a cap to illr. Farrell's shop on Monday, the 14 August, which his brother gave him to pawn.e offered the cap to Mr. Farrell for sixpenout Mr. larrell refused to give him more thourpence for it. Witness objected to take tland Mr, Farrell boxed his ears and sent hint of the shop. Witness' brother made him re with the cap, and witness received fourpencf it from one of the assistants.—John Jonessistant to Mr. Farrell, said he gave the boy tmrpence. The first time the boy came in has alone, but the second time his brother was whim. He (the brother) was inside the door, (not up to the counter. The ticket was made en Thomas Farr's name.-T)ie boy, in answer fle interro- gations of the Bench, most strenuousenied that his brother had accompanied him inhe shop.- Mr. Farrell/Said, in defence, that refused to take the cap from the boy at first, t sent him for his brother.—This the boy also.iied.-Tlie Bench said the defendant was cleariiilty of the offence, as he had offered the boyirpence for the cap. His assistant had, no dt, actually given the lad the fourpence, but defendant was, it need hardly be stated, fulfable for thi actions of his servants.—De|endaiyas fined i:5 and costs. DRUNKARDS.—John Lynch was nmoned for being drunk and disorderly in Bridotreet, Pont. lottyn, on the TOt-h of August.—J. King gave evidence, and defendant was finc-ts. and costs, or seven days' imprisonment with ^rd labour.— John Jones, Deri, was summonefor a similar offence in Bargoed-terrace, Deri, onie 2"th tilt.- P.C. Chas. Jenkins proved the casend defendant was fined 14s., including the costs-John Har's was summoned for transgressiigthe law i« » similar manner in Bute-terrace, iV.lottyn, o* tbe 20th ult.—He was found in tie a.ove ugh- fare bv P.O. Borlcer. at fl ?.0 n.rr, .rY drunk, with his coat, waistcoat and sirt o«" nting to fight.—Fined 20s., inclurtig rsts> or 1° days imprisonment with hard labur. -L>ar?eI Crowley wos summoned for being dun^ 'jsorderly in Hock-row, Pontlottyn, orthe .23rd. f August.- Defendant's mother appered in hi .behalf, but the case was adjourned or Crowle s personal attendance.—Stephen Joies and BatMurphy, of Dowlais, were summond f°r *?elQ 'iuU 00 ?nc* disorderly in High-street, Dowlais, 1 the 2ord of Augumt.-p.c. Benjamin IHans sd he found defendants lighting about I.io ,.I-Fined ;)8. and costs each, or .seven days' imprinment. ASSAULT.—Stephen MacGill, Pt/darren, was summoned for assaulting Ann 'pinas, of the same place, on the 21st of Angu — It appeared that defendant had » tiftht w)tb :omplainant;s aotwn-Jaiv, and she, in trying %oart them. re- ceived a kick in the stouiach fronaacGill.—De- fendant said he did not remember ling commit- ted the assault. But if he bad ne so, it was committed unintentionally.—The uimons was dismissed. FOUND WITH A STOLEN SHIRT IHER POSSES- SION.- Hachael Jones was broughtp in custody charged with unlawfully having a;olen shirt in her possession.-P.C. Benjamin Ens, of Dow- lais, said that at 2 p.m., on Frid, the 29th of August, he was called to Mr. Freenan's shop in Victoria-street, and saw the prisonehere offering a shirt for pledge. It was quite et, and she (prisoner) gave him (witness) two fferent state- ments as to how she became possesd of it.—The case was adjourned, the prisoner big remanded in custody. in custody. MONDAY.—Before Mr. J. Bishop stipendiary). DRUNK.— Daniel Crowley was larged with drunkenness at Pontlottyn on the d ult.—P.C. King gave evidence.—Fined 16s. inrfing costs.— Michael Griffin, for a similar offee in Dowlais on the 20th ult., was ordered to p: the costs.— P C. B. Evans gave evidence. ALLEGED ASSAULT ON AN OLD I\N AT PENY. DARRAN. —lienry 17, and 7m. Thomas, married, were summoned by Davi Thomas, 74 years of age, for assaulting him.Complainant said he lived at Per.ydarran. On th23rd August, about 9 o'clock p.m., he turned int the Drover's Arms, Penydarran, when he foundlenry Davies and the landlord of the house quaelling. Wit- ness told Davies not to "give his ttgue to a man in years," and added, You are aaig a black as your father was." Wm. Thomas theupon got up and said, "David Thomas, it is !¡t are an old black." A disputation ensued, an<complainant was on the point of leaving whenDavies came into the passage after him. Comlainant, how- ever, got away from him and prodded towards home. Near his house he found Vm. Thomas who set upon and heat him with his sts and broke his staff. Wm. Thomas also assatted his wife, and Davies struck him (complainan on the fore- beat].-Alice Bees, called for the dence, said h3 was cleaning in Davies's mother's hese ahout t).10 p.m. when she heard a noise in te street, and upon going out found Henry Davi) on the floor and complainant beating' him with fstick. Com- plainant's wife was also there with sfcrnsh. Wm. Thomas took the stick away from coiplainant and stopped him from beating the lad.-The Stipen- diary, believing that the old man ws to blame for interfering in the bother at the pu'ic house, and feeling that no intended assault l.d been com- mitted, dismissed the summons. TAKING FERN WITHOUT PERMISSIS AT PANT.— Wm. Davies, Penydarran, was smmoned for wilfully damaging some land, the joperty of the Dowlais Iron Company, on the Itlt August. Mr. A. P. James appeared for thp prosecution.— John Pugh said he was a farm bailif employed by the Dowlais Company, and lived a Castle Farm, Pant. On Saturday, the 16th AUglst, about 7.30 p.m., he was going from Pant to Pmtsticyil when he met a cort belonging to defendat laden with fern. He stepped the cart and asled the haulier who it was had given him permissm to cut the fern. He said he was aeMng on Dvies'.s instruc- tions. Witness then asked wher( Davies was. The haulier rephed, "Behind." He then saw Davies, who had a hook in his hnd, and asked him if he had obtained authority t. cut the. fern. He said a farmer had told him to. Witness found the fern, which was worth 6s., hadbeen cut from the Dowlais Company's land. Eefendant said that as other persons had taken femfrom this spot he did not think he was doing wrmg in taking a load also.-The Stipendiary said hat defendant had been guilty of a very cool proceeding and as wilful a piece of trespass as could fove been com- mitted. He would tine him 20s. and costs and o Jer him to pay the damage (8s.),—The penalty amounted to il 19s. 9d. BETHEL-STREET SQUABBLES.—12 l\.j)NTHS' SOCBL WARFARE. -Ti inotti v M'Carthy wagsummoned for assaulting Michael Brian on the 23ri August, and also with wilfully damaging a wirdow, his pro- perty Michael Brian was also sunmoned for as- saulting Johanna M'Carthy, and Mary Brian, his wife, was summoned for wilfully danaging Johanna M'Carthy 3 wiiidow.Nlr Beddot appeared for the M Carthys.—In the case of Michael Brian v. Timothy M'Carthy, complainant said he lived at 17, Bethel-street, Merthyr. Difendant lived opposite to him. On the 23rd of August, about 11 o'clock, while complainant was in bed, he heard a stone "smash through the window. Complainant put on his clothes ard went to the door. When he got outside he saw defendant who threw a stone at him which struck him on the head. Defendant's mother also struck him down with a poker. He knew nothing more.—Cross- examined by Mr. Beddoe Cannot account for the stone being thrown. I did not come out with a poker in my band. I did not strike defendant with anything nor his mother. I did nothing to her. I did not pull his mother by the hair. All my brains and senses were knocked out (laughter). —Complainant's wife here produced a shirt with some stains of blood on it, which the Stipendiary facetiously suggested might have been the missing brains.—Complainant in further cross-examination said nine panes of glass had been broken, two stones having been thrown. The damage done he estimated at 10s.—David Morgan, called by com- plainant, said that on the 23rd August, about 11.30 p.m., he saw defendant throw two stones through the window of complainant's house, and heard him cry out Come out, Big Mike." Defendant also tried to get into complainant's house, but the door was locked. A third stone was thrown at the window. Witness subsequently went into com- plainant's house and told him what he had seen. They then went out together, and "Big Mike" asked defendant and the others why they had attacked his house, when defendant threw a stone which struck him on the temple, and Mrs. M'Carthy struck him down with a poker. Com- plainant bled like a pig, and witness took him into his house where he stayed until next morning. The police arrived shortly after the assault had taken place, and Sergt. Bell saw the injured man. —Cross-examined by Mr. Beddoe Will swear that complainant did not strike defendant, his brother, nor his mother. Complainant fell in consequence of the blow with the stone, and Mrs. M'Carthy struck him with the poker while he was on the ground. Mrs. iNi Carthy was attended by a medi- cal man that night. She complained that com- plainant* had struck her with a poker.—Ellen Welsh, a neighbour, gave corroborative evidence, and explained that the row first started with Mrs. Brian and Mrs. M'Carthy.—Elisha Davies also supported complainant's testimony, and complained that he had failed to obtain peace and quietness in this locality for the past 12 months. Before that time "they could hear a pin drop." The women in this street were lately quarrelling from top to bottom," and there were nothing but rows there.— Joseph Henry Samuel, 23, John-street, George- town, called for the defence, said that on Saturday night week he was returning from Heolgerrig and going down Bethel-street. When near the Mount Pleasant he saw a crowd of people. Subsequently he saw Mrs. Brian throw an iron stand through Mrs, M'Carthy's window. Timothy M'Carthy then came out and his mother after him. "Big Mike came out with a poker in his hand, and he struck Mrs. M'Carthy to the ground and caught her by the hair. James M'Carthy pushed Brian away and took his mother intu the house. Brian then rushed on to Timothy and tried to strike him with the poker. James M'Carthy then struck Brian with his fist. Did not see Mike on the ground.—Brian: It is all false, your worship.— Timothy M'Carthy, in support of the summons taken out by his mother, said that Mike assaulted his (Timothy's) mother and himself, and Mrs. Brian threw aiiiiron stand through the window. He did not throw a stone at Brian nor break the window of his house. Brian broke his own win- dow.—Johanna M'Carthy spoke as to the manner in which Brian assaulted her. The damage done to the window of her house amounted to Is. 6d. She did not strike Brian with a poker.—Eleazer Lloyd, of the Mount Pleasant, Bethel-street, called by Brian, deposed to seeing Mrs. M'Carthy with a poker in her hand.—The Stipendiary said that each of the witnesses contiadicted each other, and that it was impossible with such a diversity in the evi- dence to arrive at a just conclusion he would, therefore, dismiss the summonses for wilful damage, and bind each party over on the other summonses for 12 months in a sum of £ 10. THEFT OF A PORK PIE AT MEP.THYR.—Nicholas Cahill, 14 years, was charged with stealing a pork pie, the property at David Wilde, manager of the Victoria-street, Coffee Tavern, Merthyr, on the iJOjh of August.—Susannah Davies, waitress, said that on Saturday night last prisoner entered the colxee tavern when they were very busy, and took a pork pie from a plate on the counter. She spoke to him, and he ran out with it. Witness ran after him, and caught him near the Bodega publiohouse. He had the pie with him, and he was gi-en into the custody of P.C. Humphries.— Prisone- said that the pie fell down, and that he picked 't up and ran away with it.—He I was ordeed to receive nine strokes with a birch rod. THEFT oi A SHIRT AT MERTHYR.—David Lewis and James Davies, lads, were summoned for stealing a shir* the property of Denis Connelly, on the 14th ot August.—Prosecutor said that he missed his shirt op°n returning from work on the •J n ox August, gave information to the police. The shirt was worth 2s. 6d.— P.C. ie, °s. found the shirt in an iron tube in Ovfartbfa works.—Davies, it appeared, had been sent to toe Swansea. Industrial School, and had been liberated on license. The term of his ticket of leave" had long ago expired, but pri- soner had not returned to the school. He was now detained in order that he might be sent back to the reformatory, and was ordered to receive six strokes with the. birch before his departure. Lewis was sentenced to receive four strokes with the rod. DBCHAROFD. — Rachel Jones, charged on Saturday with having a stolen shirt in her possession, was now, no evidence being forth- coming, discharged with a caution. Mr. John Eiihop. I !:3lIPIJ"n Lh.d "nit costs, or seven days' imprisonment, for drunken- ness in Bridee-street, Merthyr, on Tuesday night. -P.C. T. Thomas gave evidence, and said that defendant was brandishing a knife. — James Shea, for a similar offence in Glebeland-street, Merthyr, on the same evening, was mulcted in a like sum upon the evidence of P.C. Alfred Thomas.—Sarah llees, found drunk in Three t::almolJs'-ptreet, Mer- thyr, on Tuesday by P.C. Alfred Dean, was ordered to pay a like fine. NON-MAINTENANCE.—An order for payment of 2s. Gd. per week was made on John James, Is. per week on James James, and Gd. per week on David James, with costs, towards the maintenance of their father, who has been in receipt of out-door relief from the Merthyr Union from the 21st June. -Relieving-officer Morgan gave evidence. COAL STEALING.—Elizabeth Flatman, for stealing GO lbs. of coal, the property of Messrs. Crawshay Bros., on the 20th August, was lined 5s., including costs.—P.S. Bell proved the case. -Defendant said she had always did say that she would be sure to be caueht the first time she stole anything (laughter). WILFUL DAMAGE.—Margt. Thomas, for throwing a stone into the house of Louisa Griffiths, and damaging a table therein, on the 25th August, was fined Is., and ordered to pay 2s. Gd., damage, and costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Jas. McCarthy was sum- moned for assaulting Sarah Dean on Saturday week.—Summons dismissed. BASTARDY.—William Jones was ordered to pay 2. per week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of a widow named Catherine Saunders, which was born on the 1st of February l.i-,t. -Defend all t lourtly protested that he would not pay more than Is. Gd, weekly, and caused a great deal of distorbance in court, which was only quelled by the Stipendiary ordering his removal I from the room. A MARRIED WOMAN AND HEII BASTARD CHILD. —Iiees Jones, an old man, was summoned by Hannah Davies, a married woman, to show cause, &c. Applicant stated that she lived with her mother at Penydarren-road. She was married, but for two years had not resided with her husband, who lived at Cwmrhydybedd, Dowlais. Defendant was the father of her child.—The Stipendiary informed applicant that a married woman could not charge any man excepting her husband with the paternity of her child.—Mr. Simons How many other people have you charged with being the father of your child.—Applicant None, sir.— Mrs. Davies here put in a photo of herself and defendant taken together, which the Stipendiary said was a very good mrte-i/e-visilc, but, unfortu- nately, it did not prove defendant to be the father of the child.—The summons was dismissed amid the noisy protestations of the applicant, who loudly declared Jones to be the author of the child's being. MILK ADULTERATION. Herbert Eason, milk vendor, Dowlais, was summoned for adulterating a quantity of milk, on the loth of August —Mr. Beddùe appeared for the defence.—Inspector Rod- man said he visited defendant's stores on the date in question, and took three samples jf milk from there, lie sealed them in the usual way. and one of the samples he forwarded to the public analyst, the other he kept himself, and the third he gave to the (le fendalit.-I,'i)r the defence, it was argued that Eason had complained to Inspector Rodman of the quality of the milk which he regularly received from Dewchurch, near Hereford, and he had invited the inspector, upon several occasions, to test it. When Inspector Rodman visited the stores, defendant told his wife to give him a sample of the milk which he (defendant) suspected was inferior.—The Stipendiary, feeling that de- fendant had not been altogether fairly dealt with, dismissed the summons on payment of costs.—Ann Davies was summoned for a similar offence.- Inspector Rodman said that about 9.0 o'clock a.m. the defendant's daughter in High-street, Peny- on the 14th of August, he purchased milk of darren, a. sample of which lie sent to the Public Analyst, who certified that it was adulterated.— Fined 25s., including costs.
No, Laura no. They do not open the campaign with a can opener. They do it with a corkscrew. How little, alas! do women know about politics." Fipps, who has been lunching with a friend upon frogs' leirs: "Everything you see is of some use in this world, eVIn the frog." Friend, who is disputa- tious I don't agree wiih you. Of what use is the mosquito to us?" Fipps*. Ah! my dear fellow, you take a wrong view ot things. Just think how useful we are to the mosquito." EPPS'S COCOA.-(HtATEloTl.]) COMFORTING. "By a tliorouffb knowledge ot thi' natural laws wliicli sjoveru the operations of oiurcatieu and nutrition, and l»y ncareful app- lication ot the tine propertiegof wcil-»elccto<l (',)coa, lir. Kpps has provided our hrenktaflt tablea with a delicately flavoured beverage which may snve us many heavy doctor#' bill* It is by the judicious use ol aueh articles of diet riui a constitution may b« gradually built-up until strong enough ro r.'siste very tendency todisea&e. Jiundredsof subtle xuuladic? are floating around us ready to uttacK wherever there is a weak point We may escape many ;i latal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure food ai»d a properly nourished frame." Civil Service Gazette.— Made* simply with ImiJing water or milk. Sold only in PACKETS,labelled—"JAME* EVPS & CO., Homoeopathic Chemists* Loudon."—Also makers of Kpps's milk. Sold only in PACKETS,labelled—"JAME* EVPS & CO., Homoeopathic Chemists* Loudon."—Also makers of Kpps's ChocolateKsscnce.
CEFN. DEATH OF THE VICAR OF WHITCHURCH, SOLVA.-On the night of Thursday in last week the Rev. Rees Williams, vicar of Whitchurch, [ died, after six months' illness, at his vicarage, near Solva, at the age of forty-five years. The deceased gentleman was the only son of the late Rev. Rees Williams, rector of Vaynor, Merthyr Tydfil. He was educated at St. David's College, Lampeter, where he passed an exceptionally suc- cessful career; he was senior scholar and Creaton essayist of his time, and was a prizeman in Hebrew, theology, classics, mathematics and natural science; he was ordained deacon in 1862 and priest in 1863, and took the degree of B.D. in 1869. His first duties as a cler- gyman were performed in the parish of Llangoedmore. He was appointed to the vicarage of Verwick and Mount, in 1862, and at the same time he was appointed Head Master of Cardigan Grammar School. His work in connection with the Grammar School bore good fruit, all the boys who were under his tuition having been most successful in the pro- fessions they have adopted. In 1874 he was preferred to the vicarage of Whitchurch with St. Elvis, which living, it will be seen, he had held for ten years at .the time of his death. The reverend gentlemen was very highly res- pected in his parish generally, and by his con- gregation he was deeply and sincerely beloved. Ill-health and severe family afflictions had inter- fered greatly with his pastoral work, but despite these adverse conditions he succeeded in doing a great deal of good amongst his parishioners. He ministered earnestly amongst the poor, and he very often robbed himself to relieve the necessities of others amongst the poor, there- fore, his death is greatly lamented. His mortal remains were interred at Whitehurch on Mon- day last, the funeral being largely attended by his parishioners and by many from more distant parts. The Rev. Canon Lewis read and prayed at the house the Rev. Canon Williams (Llan- elly) read the burial service at the Church, and the Rev. Canon Lewis read the service at the grave.-Fi-om the "Pembroke Countj iGuardian," August 23.
ABERDARE. VOLUNTEER SHOOTING CF.UB. -The annual com- petition in connection with this institution took place at the local ranges on Saturday afternoon last, and we append a list. of the principal scores made. On Monday evening the customary dinner was provided at the Railway Bar Hotel, when Hostess Oxenham catered iu her usual satisfactory style. Captain Phillips, who presided at the post prandial proceedings, submitted the usual loyal toasts, and, with the aid of some vocal and instru- mental music, a very pleasant evening was spent. The following are the totals of the shooting Captain Thomas Phillips 58, Private W. Thomas 58, Private W. Richards 58, Private W. Heitz- man 57, Colour-Sergeant Shannon 55, Sergeant Lillwal 50, Sergeant-Instructor Doult 49, Private D. P. Jones 49, Sergeant Robinson 4lJ, Private W. Aruold 48, Sergiant James 46, Private J. Shannon 45, Corporal W. Oxenbam 43, Corporal Phillips 43,Sergeant Eucknell 43, Private W. H. Jones 40, Private D. Davies 32, Private W. Owen 56. FUNERAL OF THE REV. W. EDWARDS.- Oil Tuesday the funeral of the Rev. William Edwards, of Mill-street, took place at the Aberdare Cemetery. Mr. Edwards, who was a native of Festinog, North Wales, had been in eharge of Ebenezer Congregational Chapel for about 40 years, aud was the founder of nearly all, if not all, the Congregational Churches in the Aberdare Valley. He was an able preacher and a powerful controversialist, as was evinced by the debate between him and the Rev. Dr. Price, Aberdare, anent "Baptism," which took place about twenty years ago. He had always been a staunch advocate of total abstinence. He was last year chairman of the North Wales Congregational Uuion, and delivered an able address from the chair on (if we remember correctly) "The present position of the Church," which he afterwards caused to, be published. The funeral was very largely attended by the public, and a great many ministers were also present.
IMPORTANT WAGES CASE AT ABER- DARE. At the Aberdare police court, on Tuesday, John Williams, a collier, working at Penrhiwceiber, was summoned by another collier named Nicholas I Wright for £1 Is. balance of wages due to him. There was also a summons against Wright taken o"t.by Mpaoro. Cn^ v„«» Co., owners of the colliery, by winen £ 2 damages was claimed from plainJ.iff for leaving his work without noticc. Mr. plainJ.iff for leaving his work without notice. Mr. T. Phillips appeared for Wright, and Mr. W. Simons represented the company.—Mr. Phillips, in opening the case, said that in the month of February last Nicholas Wright commenced work- ing with a collier named John Williams as partner, his former companion in the stall, a workman named Eyles, having left. Williams engaged Wright at the weekly wages of 18s., which defeu- dant paid regularly until nearly the end of June. Towards the end of June the stall in which they were engaged became exhausted, and Wil- liams intimated to Wright that as he had no other place to take him to he should leave at the end of the week. On the 28th June the stall was finished and Wright in the following week left the work and went to the Rhondda Valley. On the 5th July, being pay day, he returned to Penrhiwceiber and made application at Williams's house for the wages due to him. Williams was not at home, but his wife gave Wright los. 6d., and said that Is. was due to the fund^lid. was forfeited in respect of a lamp glass, and that the balance of one guinea had been stopped for some reason at the office of the colliery. The defence set up the company, Mr. Phillips said, was, he supposed, that his client left work without notice, and that they were consequently entitled to withhold the money. But his contention was that as between Wright and the company there was no privity of contract, and his client had a right to leave the colliery indepen- dent of any arrangement between John Williams and the colliery owners. Wright was not paid by the company. He received no money at the office, Williams being the person who engaged and re- munerated him for all work done. Mr. Simons, however, said that notwithstanding that, Wright could not leave the' colliery without giving a month's notice. If that v\fks so, why was a part of the wages paid ? And there was this also to be said, that although his client left the colliery on the 28th June no summons was taken out by the company against him until the 11th of August, while Wright had on the 2nd of August instituted procee.iinga against Williams. The following evi- dence was then given ISicholas Wright said he was a collier and now worked at Coedcae in the Rhondda Valley. In February last he made an engagement with Williams to work at the Pen- rhiwceiber colliery at 18s. per week. He worked in a stall with Williams. He coutinued to work for him until the 28th June. A week before the stall was exhausted Williams said he would finish in the course of seven days. On the 28th June the coal in the stall became exhausted, and Williams told Wright that he had no where else for him to gn. Witness then sought work in the Rnondia Valley. On the 5th July, pay day, he returned to Williams's house at Penrhiwceiber, and was paid 13s. 6d. by his wife, who explained that is. had been stopped for ths fund, 6d. for a glass, and the guinea had for some reason been withheld at the office. He took the guinea and went back home. Had never been paid at the office. On the 20th July he went to the office in compliance with Williams's directions and inquired of the overman named I hilip Jones if any money had been kept back from him. Jones referred to the book aud said that no money had been stopped. He could not get his money, and on the 2nd of book and said that no money had been stopped. He could not get his money, and on the 2nd of August lie took a summons out for this guinea, and a fortnight afterwards, on the 11th, he was served with a summons from the company for leaving lii, work without notice.—Mr. Simons proposed amal- gamating the cases and making the evidence giv-en in one do in the two cases.-This was assented to, and Mr. Simons, in speaking in support of the summons taken out by the company, said that all men working in the colliery were engaged by the colliery owners or officers of the colliery, and they were found working places by the colliery agents. Care was taken, as far as practicable, to cause a some- what unskilled man to work with a man thoroughly competent, as that was an only means of safety. Men became skilled by experience, and it was neces- s,i-,y for the protection of the workmen that the master of the stall should, at all events, under- stand the nature of the seam. It was true that in the modern system of working coal very little (f the old colliers' skill was required, but there was a skill in which the colliers provided for the security of the working places, and carried the work on in accordance with the rules. The plaintiff had been put to work with a person named Eyles, and it was found that they were not sufficiently skilled to work the stall together. They were consequently separated, and Eyles was to have been put in another place to work, but he did not return to his duties next morning. A man named John Wil- liams was put on with Wright, and they made an arrangement between them, by which the plaintiff should he paid by Williams at the rate of 18s. per week. It was a matter of indifference to the com- pany what the men arranged among themselves, as they (the company) had to pay for the work done in the first place. Wright was admitted into the ¡ colliery as the servant of the company, and could be placed by them in any part of the colliery. H was admitted into the workings under a contract made with the company, and he was paid by Williams because the men of the different stalls,- as a matter of convenience, arranged for the master hand to receive the money from the office in his- name-he to divide it afterwards amongst them. This was the common practice in all the collierks in the neighbourhood, and the question at issue affected thousands of men. Mr. Simons then called. Philip Jones, who said he was the overman at the- colliery. On the 25th of January Wright came to. him and asked for work at cutting coal. Witness replied, Yes, I'll find you work," and explained to him the usual terms. He then described Wright. in the colliery book; Wright afterwards said, "I know of a 'butty,' and are you willing for me to go to him." The companion he referred to was Eyles. He (witness) consented to allow him to work with Eyles, and Wright did so. In a short time witness discovered that Eyies and Wright were not proper persons to have complete charge of a stall, and he separated them, EyIes- being removed elsewhere, and John Williams taking his place. Wright and Williams then worked on, but at the end of June Wright, without giving notice, left, and he (witness) did not see him for three weeks afterwards. The stall was worked for a fortnight after Wright had left. —In cross-examination by Mr. Phillips, witness, said that Williams received the money, and arranged with Wright what he should pay to him; and if Williams took the money away, the company would not pay Wright.—The Stipendiary: That looks as if Wright made a contract with Williams.—-John Davies, the fireman, said that he called Philip Jones's attention to the desirability of some one instead of Eyles working in the stall for the safety of the place, and Williams was appointed as master of the stall. Every workman in the colliery was required by the regulations to give a month's notice.—John'Williams said that Wright had left without telling him (Williams) of his intention. A man was put on during Wright's. absence. They kept a sovereign back at the office- in consequence of Wright leaving without notice. Witness received the ordinary wages from the I office, and agreed with Wright to pay him 3s. per day. Wright was a workman of the company.— Mr. William Bevan, manager of the colliery, said that it was one of the usages in the collieries of the neighbourhood that a month's notice should ha given on either side-the employers and employed. Every man employed at the colliery was a work- man of the company. The agents of the colliery- appointed every place where the men had to work, and whoever the men might be they were paid the' standard wages. For convenience only, a number was used in respect of eath stall, and as many as three or more men might work under the number.. It a man working in a stall was not satisfied with his place of work, other stalls were found for him. It was customary for the men to divide the wages between them. There were hundreds, of men employed in this way in the colliery. Nobody but the officers of the colliery had a right, to employ a man to work in the colliery. The company paid for the work Wright did to Williams.—Mr. Simons Did you pay Williams for all the work done.—Mr. Bevan We did, sir. —The Stipendiary: What about the £ 1?—Mr. Simons: You know very well I did not mean to include that.—The Stipendiary Upon my word, I don't know what you mean.—Mr. Simons Then all I can say is that you ought."—The Stipendiary I don't know why I I)L,bt." -A.,r- Simons As a gentleman you ought. You will drive me to say something shortly for which I shall be sorry.—The Stipendiary I should not wish to make you say anything improper, I am sure.—Several laconic passages of arms of & similar character took place between the Bench and Mr. Simons during the progress of the case, and at the conclusion of the evidence, the .tipendiary- found as a fact that Wright was not employed by the company, and no notice was 'required on his part to terminate an imaginary contract. Williams was responsible for the wages owing to Wright,, and he gave his decision in favour of the plaintiff for the amount claimed with costs, and upon the second summons he gave a verdict for Wright with costs and solicitor's fee. The case created considerable interest.
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.—Before Messrs. John Bishop (stipen- diary), R. H. Rhys, D. E. Williams, and D. P. Davies. THE DHUNKEN LIST.-J ohn Holmes, Chas. Eng- land, and George Fielding were charged with. being drunk and disorderly at Curditf-road. Aber- dare, on Sunday evening last.—P.C. D. Hughes- gave evidence, ar.d England and Fielding, who bad been similarly charged before, were fined 15s. and costs each. Holmes was mulcted in a sum of 10s. and costs.—John Meredith was charged with being drunk and disorderly, on the 28th of August, at the back of Oxford-street, Mountain Ash.- P.C. Jones (206) said that defendant behaved him- self in a very disorcerly manner, and caused a large crowd of people to collect.— Defendant: I am very sorry. I was very drunk, indeed.—The Stipendiary: You will pay 5s. and costs (15s. 5d. altogether). ALLEGED THEFT OF GRAPES AT ABEP.DARE,— William John ILe-J., 8, was charged with stealing a quantity of graphs, valued at 8d., the property of Mr. Conner, Aberdare.—No evidence being onerea for the prosecution, the lad was discharged. JBOUND ON LICENSED PUEUI^,—DAVID Gill was charged on a warrant with being found on the- premises of the Royal Oak, Aberdare, during illegal liours.-P.C. J. B. Davies said that, about- ten minutes to six o'clock, on Sunday evening, 27th July, he saw defendant slightly intoxicated in Commercial-street, Aberdare, and subsequently found him in the Royal Oak Inn with a pint of beer before him. Witness asked him for his name but defendant refused to give it, and lie was in consequence, taken into custody, and afterwards liberated when his identity was known. —Fined 1U8, and costs, or, in default of payment, 14 daya imprisonment. INEBRIATION.—E ias Jones was summoned for being drunk and disorderly iu High-street, Aber- dare, on the L!>th July -P.(!. Hughes said that defendant behaved in a very disorderly manner. Defendant was lined 20s., including cots. FL'KIOUS DRIVING.—Lewis Davies was sum- moned for driving a horse furiously at Aberdare,. on the 23rd of A ugnat.-P.C. Reed said that at six o'clock on the 23rd of August be saw defendant. riding a horse at full gallop along Cardiff-road. He was beating it with a stick, and one or two persons on the road were nearly run over. De- fendant -and other work lads, the constable said, were in the habit of riding the work horses. furiously along this road, and complaints had been made of the extensiveness of this dangerous prac- tice —Defendant virtually admitted the offence, and was fined 10s. and costs, or 14 days' imprison- ment (t'l Os. 5n. altogether). LARCENY.—John Gittings was summoned for. stealing coal and a blosk of firewood, the property of Messrs. Nixon.—P.C. Jas. Reed said that on the morning of the 21st of August he saw defendant leaving the yard of the Deep Dutfryn Colliery, Mountain Ash, with a lump of coal under one arm and a block of wood under the other. Witness stopped him and took them from him. The coal, which weighed 10 lbs., and the wood, belonged to the Messrs. Nixou and Co., and were worth 2d.—Defendant: I am guilty, but I am sorry that I did it.—Fined 5s., or three days' imprisonment. BASTARDY.—Samuel Phillips was charged under* a warrant with neglecting to pay JE1 15s. arrears. under a bastardy order made upou him, on the application of Elizabeth Llewelyn. -The woman stated that she had raised two childreli for Phillips before without askiog him for anything for their keep, and defendant had been four times in prison in consequence of neglecting to contrij1"^? —- towards this illegitimate child.—Sentenced to six. weeks' imprisonment. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Margaret Lewis v. Catherine Williams.—This was a summons for an assault alleged to have taken place at Mountain Ash on the 26th of August. The bother arose- assault alleged to have taken place at Mountain Ash on the 26th of August. The bother arose- over the children, and the Bench thinking each party to blame, bound both over to keep the peace.
YSTRAD POLICE COURT. DAY. -Before.' vl r. Ebenezer Lewis, thc Rev- D. \V. Williams, M.A., and Dr. Morgan. CRUELTY TO A HORSE.—Thomas Davies,. colliery haulier, in the employ of Messrs. D. Davies and Co., Ocean Collieries, was charged with cruelty to a horse. — Mr. Walter H. Morgan prosecuted.—Defendant had driven the animal up au inclined engine plane, and so severe had been the strain on the sutlering animal that it was now broken-winded. The offence was becoming general, and the colliery authorities felt bound to take the prohibitory steps. Defendant worked at Cwmpark. The- Bench fined defendant 20s. and costs. ADULTERATION OF FOOD. John Morgan, Treorky, grocer, was charged with selling coffee adulterated with chicory to the extent ot 75 per cent. Inspector Thomas had purchased a quarter of a pound, and paid 6d. for it. A pound of the stuff was, however, not worth- more than 9d. Defendant denied connivauce, and the Bench thought it would be a hardship to punish him when the real culprits were the manufacturers. Supt. Mathews said that the police could only proceed in this manner. Trades- men could afterwards recover from the manu- facturers any fines imposed upon them.—Mr. Evan Cule, Treherbert, was also charged with selling adulterated coffee to the extent of 25- per cent of chicory. The coffee here supplied was that known as Cassell's. Both cases were adjourned for a fortnight, so that the manufac- turers might be officially written to.—John Evans, Treorky, charged with selling milk, adulterated with 15 quarts of water in 100, was fined 2a. 6d. and costs, 91 15s. 2d. ASSAULTS.—John Yendle, charged with assaulting Thomas Davies, at Treorky, was fined 5b., and 15s. costs. Complainant hact