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Merthyr Notes. Economic Science. The Economic and Industrial History Classes, inaugurated by she I.L.P. and held in Bentley's HIMlon Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday merning at 11 a.m. respectively, made a fine start last week. over 40 students being enrolled. The need for these classes has been acutely felt for some time, and all desirous of taking the course should make an effort to attend this week, whoa the lectures proper will commence. I.L.P. for Merthyr Vale. An inaugural meeting for the establishment of an I.L.P. branch at Merthyr Vale is to be held at Harvard's Cafe on Monday evening next at 6 p.m. It is hoped that all I.L.P.ers in the dis- trict will turn up to lend a hand, and that in- terested non-members will attend and consider our programme. Tea Shortage. Owing to the shortage of tea. coffee is being used as a substitute at the Merthy" r Workhouse for a few meals a week. Guardians and Case Papers. Moving the revival of the Case Paper Com- mittee, the Rector of Dowlais at Saturday's meeting of the Merthyr Guardians, said the Board had been losing heavily in past years be- caUSE) of inadequate provisions for filing by particulars of people chargeable j to them. committee was. formed, Motor Cofiisldrf. i A collisioii occurred near the Farmer's Arms ¡ Inn, Cwmtaff, on Saturday. A motor-car, driven by John Hughes, Merthyr, towards Cera Coed, I crashed into a motor-cycle coming in the oppo- site direction, on which were riding Fred Hew- lett, Brecon-road, and Epilyn Rees, Pondside, Merthyr. both being thrown into the roadway and badly cut about the hands and legs. The occupants of the car were unhurt. Milk I Merthyr Guardians on Saturday accepted a tender for the supply of milk to Pantscallog House at 2/- per gallon until March 31st. Sheep Worrying. A sheep- belonging to John Davies, Cwmfelin Farm, Bedlinog, dropped dead after being chased by a dog, the owner of which, Geo. Snarey, was ordered by the Merthyr magistrates on Friday to pay £ 3 and costs. A Clean Police Sheet. There were no borough cases before the Mer- thyr magistrates on Friday. Nantwen Colliery Protest. Dowlais District of Miners on Monday passed the following resolution in respect of the fan- enginemen at Nantwen Colliery: "That this monthly meeting expresses its surprise that the management has been so mean. as to give notices to the fan-men to try and terrorise them into submission when endeavouring by legitimate means to claim their standard rate of wages un- der the 1915 Conciliation Board Agreement Further, that this district meeting pledges itself to do all in its power to secure for the members their wages under that agreement." Miners Firm for Ballot. Merthyr District of Miners are firm on the question of balloting the coalfield on the oomb- out question. A special meeting at Bentley's Hall on Monday night passed a resolution blunt- ly advocating the down tools" policy and pro- testing against the attitude of the Executive Council of the S.W.M.F. in not carrying out the desires of the recent conference regarding the ballot on the com b-out. Late Mr. John Williams. A vote of condolence with the widow and family of the late Mr. Jno. Williams, their agent, was passed by the Merthyr Miners on Monday, and sincere tributes to the greatness of their dead leader paid. The meeting decided that his salary up to the end of the year should be handed h;s widow. Insurance Agents' Demands. A meeting of the life assurance agents of the Borough at the Merthyr I.L.P. institute on Fri- day decided unanimously to demand 30 per cent. increase on their present weekly earnings. A small local committee representative of the em- ployees of the various societies was appointed to draft a petition giving the demands to the direc- torates and managements of the diverse com- panies. Coal Prices Hitch. -1 It was reported to the Merthyr Town Council on Tuesday that the coal committee had fixed the maximum prices for coal retailed for domes- tic purposes, inclusive of delivery, within one mile of the merchant's offices, as follows: Best double-screened coal, 36s. per ton; seconds, 33s. ■; per ton; house coal, 31s. per ton. For distances not exceeding two miles and not more than three miles Is. and 2s. per ton respectively extra may be charged for delivery. For small quantities the scale was: Seconds (fcwt. or less), including j delivery, Is. 9d. per owt., and at merchant's depot Is. 6d. per cwt; seconds lOcwt. and up- wards), 30s. per ton, and house coal 28s. per ton when purchased at the merchant's depot. The coal merchants of the town having inti- mated that they were unable to agree to the schedule, the town-clerk (Mr. T. A. Rees) was instructed to communicate with the Controller of Mines with a view, if necessary, to a local in- quiry being instituted. Child in Public-House Bar. Mrs. Mary Jane Price, licensee of the Owain Glyndwr, was fined 20s. at Merthyr on Tuesday I for allowing a child to be in the bar of her licensed promisee, and James Owen, Merthyr, was fined a like amount for causing the child to be there. The defence put forward by Mr. F. S. Simons was that the child and his father were waiting in the house to see a bone-setter who is in the habit of attending patients there. The defendant Owen was a total abstainer. Owed Guardians LiOl! Enoch Beeeham, a labourer, was charged at Merthyr on Tuesday with neglecting to maintain his four children, and was sent to prison for one month with hard labour. Mr. Llewelyn Richards (warrant officer to the Merthyr Board, of Guar- dians) said the four children were admitted to the workhouse in April, 1916, when the parents were sent to prison for neglecting thern. The total cost of maintenance waa £101 5s. Quarter Sessions. There wae only one case for trial at the Quar- ter Sessions at Merthyr Thursday before the Re- corder (Mr. E. W. Milner-J ones). Susan Cushion (22), George-street,) Merthyr, was charged- with breaking and entering the house of a neighbour, Dennis Hayes, coster-monger, of Nantvgwenicfh-streetand stealing £10. The de- fence was that the woman was at the house of a n.eighoollr tÜ the time of the alleged theft. A < verdict of Not gailty was returned by the jury, and WisonQr was accordingly discharged.

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