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.,ø, LOCAL TOPICS. A. DASTARDLY DEED. At the Aberdare Police Court, on Tuesday :la:;t, a young, active looking fellow, was charged before the Bench with assaulting a blind man, named Lewis, who resides at the Welsh Harp Inn, Mill-stieet. The circumstances of the case appear to us to be singularly cruel and cowardly, and are shortly these. Lewis, who was in the cellar, heard the smashing of crockery in one of the rooms of the inn, and on coming upstairs to quell the disturbance, found a young man named Thomas, who had maliciously knocked a pint pot out of the hand of the servant girl, in the act of destroying his harp, the only means he had of earning his livelihood. By some means he manages to turn the fellow out of doors, but the latter returns. Hearing that he was coming in again, Lewis went into the passage, and in his helpless blindness laid his hand on a man behind whom Thomas was screening himself. This simple act ought to have touched the heart of the young ruffian, but it did nothing of the kind, for he took advan- tage of the old man's affliction, struck him a cowardly blow in the face, and decamped. Our readers can have but one opinion of such con- duct. We should imagine that popular indig- nation would bo aroused against the miscreant who would po.son a blind man's dog, a popular feeling in such matters we consider to be pretty well gauged by the tale of the idle boy who ,mischievously led the blind man in a quagmire or did something of the kind, we almost forget what. To mock the afflicted, or in any way to take advantage ot their weakness, at once stamps a man, and we are glad that the Aberdare Magistrates shewed their appreciation of the conduct of Thomas in the manner they did on Tuesday. SCHOOLS ASD EDUCATION. Now the Industrial School topic is on the tapis in Aberdare, our readers will have perused with interest the arguments brought forward on Saturday, at the Merthyr Board of Guardians, in re thQ election of a Governor for the Gelligaer Endowed Schools. This institution, as explained by Mr., Clark, the Chairman, was established for the education of the children of the work- ing classes, and is sustained out of the interest accruing from certain mineral wealth obtained from beneath the surface of the ground, left by the pious founder of the charity. We quite see the worth,of the arguments advanced bv the worthy chairman as to the necessity of electing men of business as well as education to conduct the affair of such an institution supported in such A way, and we are extremely glad to find that the selection of governors has been so Sortunat6 that the schools have succeeded beyond w*a £ might have been rseasonably expected, iimdenily tha plan of appoi nting as an execu- tiye, loen who have been tatigh.t common sense in the commercial world is a. happy thought," and one which we hope will not be forgotten when the governors of tbe Aberdare Industrial School are appointed. WHITSUNTHIE. One would think, considofring the badness of the times, that nobody had Any money to spend in amusement. The natural deduction which would arise in anyone's minit after reflecting on the well known impoverished condition of the district, would be something after this kind. The workmen of the district, it is well known, can hardly earn enough of money to pay their way. Wages are low, provisions and house- rents are high in price, and therefore, consider- ing all these things, cannot be much, if -any, surplus cash afloat among the working population. All this sounds very well, but how <tye we to account for tbie crowded audiences which patronise the wandering, players and acrobats, and the local eisteddibdau of holiday times. In short, how can people afford to keep holiday in the conventional style ? We think we should not be far wrong in stating that the people cannot affoid, but if this be admitted then P serious charge is impliod and laid to the door of the working people who are thus accused, really of spending that which is not their own! The:otily.way out of the difficulty that we can see is to charge amusements -as an item under the head of necessaries, and even in doing this, far-fetched as Jit may seem, we should not be guilty of unreasonable conduct. It would be rather too hard to expect that the miner fmd the ironworker, and the thopkeeper with his assistants to work, and work ever day, and efe'iew relaxation, because trade does not happen to be so good as it used to be. Still we could not excuse the wilful spending of money on the part of the man who is over head and ears in debt. Assuming, for righteousness'sake, that all taose who kept holiday on Whit-Monday had managed to pinch a few shillings out of their slender means. We now express our gratifica- tion at seeing them enjoy themselves so heartily. Adverse circumstances, apparently, did not affect their spirits, and for a time they forgot care and sought in enjoyments of a different nature that mental refreshment which would make them all the more fit to work harder when they returned to their daily labour. The eisteddfod, of Monday, particularly, bore every evidence of success, and as the object was a good one, the cause for our rejoicing should be twofold. We hope that in happier times our people will show they have learnt to enjoy themselves so rationally. THE ABEBDAKE BOARD OF HEALTH. The meeting of this Board, held on Thursday last, was possessed of more than ordinary in- terest. In the first place the Inspector reported that there were absolutely no cases of enteric fever to report npon, and that no deaths had occurred from infectious diseases during the past fortnight. This, in itself, is a satisfactory statement to make, and proves the normal con- dition of the district to be healthy, at even a trying and changeable time of the year; so much for our sanitary arrangements and super- vision. It will appear from a report m another column that the new waterworks, laying pipes and fittings, are being pushed forward at a good rate, and it is pleasing to note that the :'nhabi- tantsof the district shew a commendable anxiety to secure this boon for themselves. There is a large amount of work vet to be done. and as the warm weather approaches, it is exceedingly desirable that it should be complt t d as early as possible. The Board evidently feel the respon- sibility devolving upon .them, and are acting accordingly. The drainage question, which, if possible, is of even more importance, ought to have been the subject of a motion from the Chairman a fortnight ago; but at his desire it was postponed till Thursday last. He then again stated his wish that the matter might be adjoiyned till he had seen Lord Aberdare with reference to the question of co-operation with the Mountain Ash Local Board. Probably most of our readers share with us a keen anxiety to see this matter settled but still, while we think the question, grave and important as it is, should be faced resolutely and as early as possible, we cannot but fall in with the spirit displayed bv tiie Board in exhibiting their desire to be care- ful as to every step they take. Whatever reso- may bu eventually arrived at; however economical the scheme which, in the long run, may be decided upon, there can be no doubt that the Aberdare district alone will be involved in an outlay of many thousands of pounds. The difficulty, however, does hot appear to be so much. a matter .of expenditure a? of expediency, una now tne meuibuiri ot the Board appear to be :;ii.cfi exercisud u. their minds as to the best, wio^t. and mo-it complete plan to adopt. The biiggestion that the Merthyr Board will take the responsibility of disputing of the sewage comes us a (jodsend to our responsible representatives who, we should almost imagine, would be glad to construct the nectary p-piug say to the Navigation sewage farms, and allow the sewerage to irrigate the Merthyr property free of charge. Under the circumstances perhaps this is the best bargain they can make, though we know towns where a considerable revenue is derived from this class of manure. We shall wait for the first key-note of solution to this quejt o i with considerable interest, and, we may add, that our confidence in the Board's power to administrate on the matter is not in the slightest degree diminished by what was done on Thursday last.
Snral ittdligcIUI, RIFLE MATCH.—On Whit-Monday, a rifle match took place at Cowbridge between twelve members of the Aberdare Corps and a similar number of the Cowbridge Corps, when the for- mer came off the victors for the fith time by 28 points. The Aberdare men made the fair aver- age score of 41 points. The match was for a. luncheon. SCHOOL BOARD. — The fortnightly meeting was held on Thursday, when there were present Messrs. J. Lewis (chairman), R. H. Rhys, and J. Williams. The Clerk was directed to call the attention of the architect to the giving way of the boundary walls and fittings at Peny- wain and other schools. The Inspector's report in reference to Cwmdare School was read. The grant amounted to £126 10s., subject to a de- duction of jE12 13s. A letter was received from Mr. J. M. Hodson, the recently-appointed In- spector of Schools under the Board, stating that he hoped to be able to be present at the next meeting. A letter was read from Mr. James, master of the Ynyslwyd Schools, complaining of the difficulty in obtaining the arrears for school fees in connection with the different col- lieries. The Chairman thought the matter should be taken into consideration at the next meeting and in the mean time the Clerk was directed to prepare a statement showing the arrears due to each school. The Chairman re- marked that from the report of the schools' management committee he understood that Bible reading had been discontinued at the Aberdare British Schools. Personally he was in favour of the Bihle being read without com- ment in schools, and he thought, on taking over the schools, the same system of teaching was to be continued. Mr. Williams said he had never interfered, and never asked the question when visiting schools. The Chairman suggest- ed that it might be the master's fault. He (the Chairman) knew Dr. Price was in favour of the Bible being read he felt strongly on the mat- ter. Mr. Rhys said the question had not arisen since he had been sitting on the Board. He, too, was in favour of the Bible being read with- out comment; he regarded the Bible simply as a history of the Jews-like the history of Eng- land-and the New Testament as a continuation of it. The Chairman We won't discuss that matter. The Clerk read a resume of the new JJemejjtary Education Act, which comes into operation on the isi January next, after which the Board separated. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Friday, last week, the Rev. I. D. Jenkins, late Vicar of St. Fagan's, treated the whole of the Day and Sunday School children and choir to an excellent tea. About 700, including visitors, sat down. After tea, the compauy adjourned to the Park, where vari- ous amusements were indulged in. In the evening the Sunday School scholars and choir were presented with two valuable books each. Dr. Jones presided. The school rooms were very prettily decorated for the occasion. CKICKET. A cricket match was played on the Aberdare ground on Whit Monday. between the Aberdare and Porth Clubs, resulting in a victory for the former. Time did not allow for completing both innings. The following is the soure:- ABERDARE. First Innings. Second Inning. J.Mathias, b J. Thomas 7 b D. Powell 0 T. Price, b D Thomas 7 b J. Thomas "I! 4 J. Forrester, o & b J. Thomas 4 b D. Powtll g W. Price,cDaviesb J.Thomas 9 b J.Thomas 5 J. Marshall, b D- I homas 0 not out 2 D. A. Rhys, b J. Thomas 0 b J. Thomas 4 D. A. Rhys, b J. Thomas o b J. Thomas 4 J. Rowlands, b D. Thomas 4 b J. Tbomas 3 w ,X-Morrls- t J- Thomas 2 c sab., b Powell 3 J5 WiU.ams, c'and bJThomas. II o Thomas b J. Thomas 1 V. Williams, b J. Thomas 4 b J. Thomas 1 C. Kenshola, not out o b J. Thomas 2 ?y«s 3 byes 4 I. byes 4 leg byes 3 w,de# 5 wides 6 Total bo Total 48 PORTH. J. Thomas, c Keathole b Rhyt 1ft D. Thomas, c B. Wil iamg b *?"ester 9 not oat 4 W. Richards, b Forrester ••• 1 •••••••• D. Powll, run out 0 D. Thomas, c and b Rhys 0 D. Jenkins, c and b Forrester 3 Hurr, b Rhys 0 b T. Price 1 H. Evans, b ton-ester 0 not out .J i H. Themas thrown ont 0 stp. Mathews b Price.V. 2 Pride, b Rhys 4 run out 4 J5. Da vies, not out 3 b T. Price 2 byes 8 bye l wide. 6 wide 1 rr c Tota' Total ie JHE RATAL OCCURRENCE ON THE PENRUIW- LLECH MOUNTATN.—The adjourned inquest on the body et Llewellyn Thomas, aged 11 years, the boy who was killed through bring struck on the bead by a stone on the mountain near Bwllfa, on the 29th ult., was held at the Black Lion Hotel, on the 211d inst., before Mr The mas Williams, deputy coroner. The jury having failed to agree on theprevious day, the coroner very fully and lucidly explained the law bearing upon the matter. After a litHe more than an hour's deliberation thirteen out of the fourteen jurymen agreed upon a verdict. The father of the deoeased, and others interested, having been called into the room, the coroner said The jury have con. sidered this case very fully, and at least thirteen out of the fourteen have returned the following verdict: — I he jury are of opinion that the deceased met with his deatn through being struck on the head by a stone thrown down the side of the Penrhiwll«>ch mountain that the said stone was set in motion by Thomas Williams and that Thomas Williams comfritt,d a reckless act in so doing." Now, having regard te the surround- ing circumstances which I have put before the jury in regard to the matter, the verdict is one which amounts to manslaughter, and therefore Thomas Williams will be committ. d for man- slaughter accordingly. But I 'UD prepared to say at once that if he is prepared to find bail, I will allow him to be at liberty and may add that I have been led to understand that a tempts have been made to interfere with the jury in ceming to a conclusion. Of course, such attempts might have had an effect on some people, but I am pleased to fiod that they were unsuccessful so far as this jury is concerned I only speak of at- tempts, for h d it been established in my mind who those persons were who did so, I should con- sider it my duty as coroner to look further into the matter. I only say this as a warning to people, and need only add that this jury consists of such respectable m. n that these attempts could have no effect upon them I thank you Vtry much for the attention you have given to this matt.r, and you are now discharged. Thomas Williams was accordingly committed to the issizes on the coroner's warrant. AGRICULTURAL PROSPECTS AND THE GBAIN TRADE. Thf Mark lane Express of Monday night says The limited amount of rainfall hIJ8 b en dish,art ning to the farmer severtheless, each day s sunshine helps vegetation forward. Few complanta are now heard, and uoless some very unforeseen change takes ?!< harvest prospects are hopeful. The short sptll of wet weather has been succeeded for the most part by genial warmth which has advanced all cereals materially, and the weather ha?, on the whole, been t*v<mr.bl? to the wheat plant. The sia e of political affairs in the East exercises a market influence up n both monetary and commercial cirul s and should the worst eusije with the rapid diuiiuution of stocks abroad, and of the visible supply in Aoierou, a great alteration in the present iMiige of prices will in all probability take place, -!Ui the course of the markets has not at present b. en affected to any extent by political influences. Supplies of wheat from abroad have been fair, and no feeling of depression has shown itself. Millers jstill opt-rate sparingly, but transactions in this quarter are expected to show mora animation. Thtre has been & somrw hat dimii ishad inquiry by Continental buyers, but Paris prices seen) ty have hardened towards the ead of the week.
ABERDARE LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Thursday, when there Were present—Messrs. B. H. Rhys (chairman), D. E. Wiiliams, J. Snape, l. Thomas, LI. Llewelyn, W. Tnomas, aud E. Lloyd. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. INSPKCTOR'I RJPOHT. The Inspector of Nuisances reported fire.fresh cases ot scarltit fover during the last fortnight, being an increase of one, but no death. There was not a single case of enteric fever. He also reported that a complaint had been entered in the Plaint Book by Mr Rd. David, Abergwawr, against Mr Leyson Bhys, causing his workmen to stop all drains and water-courses at Abergwawr and the bottom of Gashouse-lane. He had ex- amined the place and found a nuisarce caused by stagnant water on Mr David's premises, also ac- cumulations oP liquid manure from the cowhouse in Mr David's yard. He considered it a private matter between the parties. A letter was also read from Mr David stating that a building had been erected by Mr L. Rhys of inflammable materials near bis premises, and asked if the plans had passed the Board. He also complained of the drains being stopped. It appeared that no plans bad been sent in by Mr Rhys, and the Clerk W<ti directed to com- municate Aith Mr Rhys on the Butject. The question as to the drains was considered a private matter. It was ordered that notice be given to Mr David to abate the nuisance complained of by the Inspector. LETTER FROM THE MEDICAL OFFICER. Bryngolwg, Aberdare, June 7th, 1876. To the Members cf the Aberdare Board of Health, Gentlemen.—Tjjbeg leave to report that I have this day examined the pigstyes situated on the side of Gadlys tramroad near the Tin Works, and found the same in a dilapidated and filihy state, requiring to be cleansed aud properly drained.-I remain, yours faithfullj, DAVID DAVIES, F.R.C.S. &c. Medical Officer of Health. The Chairman remarked that there could be no objection to keeping pigs, only the pigstyes must be kept clean. It was ordered that notice be given to the'parties to that effect. .THE WATER SUPPLY.' It was stated that 79 houses were being supplied with water pipes and fittings at Llwydcoed. The Clerk was directed to write to the Aber- dare and Plymouth Company calling their atten- tion to the Act of Parliament in reference to sup- plying their houses with water. It was ordered that additional plumbers be employed in order to prepare for supplying Cwmbach, Cap Cocb, ilirwain, &c., with water. Those places were considered to be most in need of water. The Clerk was instructed to write to all the schools in the district taking water requiring them to provide meters. SURVEYOR'S BEPORT. The Surveyor produced a plan and estimate of private repairs, consisting of sewer, &c., in Mount street, Abergwawr. He also recommend, d that notice be given to Thomas Williams, Woodbine Cottage, Mountain Ash, to construct water-closet at No. 23, Hirwain-road. He recommended that the following building plans be passed:—John Thomas, 24, Cardiff road, one house to be No. — Sunny Bank-street. David Rees, 2, Forchaman- terrace, two houses, to be 29 and 30, Forchaman- place. David Howells, Gtdlyisaf, one house, to be No. — Llewellyn-street, Mill-street. Gad Dayies, 3, LIewfUyn.street, three houses, to be Nos. —— Llesrellyn-street, Mill-street. Richard Lewis, 4, Elizabeth-street, a school-room to be built in connection with the English Unitarian Church, Unity-street, Aberdare, Mr I. Thomas objected to the passing of Mr John Thomas's plan, and a committee waa ap- pointed to inspect the proposed building ground. NEW BATE. The Clerk producpd an estimate of a new rate- The estimated expenditure amounted to £3,991 2s 3d, and a general district rate of «d in the pound was recommended, which would produce £2,964 lis 4d. The Park expenditure was estimated at £360, and a penny rnte was recom- mended, which would produce 1;497 18,¡ 7d. The new rate was adopted and sealed. WAT R SUPPLY FOR CWMAMAN. Mr Llewelyn, in pursuance ofa notice of motion, briefly moved that steps be taken to supply Cwm. aman with water. He thought it should be left to the water supply committee to consider whether it would be better to obtain the water from Cwin- bach across the valley or from Aberdare. Mr.E. L!oyd seconded the proposition and it was carried. The matter was referred to the committee to take the necessary steps. It was also ordered that steps be taken to supply Moriah-place, Llwydooed, with water. DILAPIDATED BRIDGE. At the suggestion of Mr Snape, the Surveyor was ordered to report upon the probable cost of repairing the bridge between Aberaman and Cwmbacb. THE MAIN DRAINAGE QUESTION. The Chairman said he must ask the Board to allow him to postpone his motion again with re- gard to the main drainage. It was a very weighty matter, and one which he really felt in- capable of taking in hand, still it must be done. He had writen to Lord Aberdare asking him when he would be down in the country, in order to have an interview with him with regard to the Mountain AFh drainage scheme. He (the chair- man) therefore asked to be allowed to let the matter stand over for another month. He thought in the mean time they might receive some pro- posal from the Merthyr Board of Health to take our Sewage down to the Navigation. If they could come to some arrangement upon reasonable terms, he thought it^vould be better than taking it down to the coast. Mr Snape considered it an important matter. He did not think the Merthyr system a success. The Chairman said the Merthyr Board had arranged to take another farm, which they hardly knew what to do with, and they would be very likely to take our sewage. Mr Snipe feared the land might become con. taminated. The Chairman had conversed with people largely interested in the matter, and he had been informed that that would never happen. Mr D. E. Williams thought the drainage scheme should be postponed as long as possible owing to the bad state of trade. Phe death-rate was at present low. The Chairman said it could not long be delayed, or the Lccal Government Board would issue a mandamus and compel them to proceed with a scheme. Mr Snape hoped the matter was not going to be shirked. The Chairman said he believed he had given a satisfactory reason for postponing it. The Board then separated.
ABERDARE POLrCg COURT TUESDAY—(Before Å. de Rutxen and R. H. Hhys, Esqs.) INEBRIATEs-George James for being drunk in Commercial-place, on the 3rd inst., was fined 5s and costs, on the information of P.C. Parker. John Francis, for a similar offenoe in Mill-street, on the 27th ult was fried in a like amount. P.S. Johns proved the case.—David Rogers, for a similar offmoe on the 29th ult. in Mill-street, was fined in a like amount. P.C. Rees gave evidence. TRESPASS.—William Sims, David Morgan, and Christmas E. Jones were charged with being in company with other boys trespassing on grass land belonging to Sir George Elliott and others at ttAberaman. They were fined 6d each and ordered to pay the damage and costs. WILFUL DAMAGE.—John Jones, a youth, was charg-d with damaging tha roof of a water-closet the property of Mr Richard D,ivi<i, Abergwawr! The defendant was found with other buys on Sunday week, on the roof watching a cock-firht. On seeing Mr David they scrambled down and ran away. Several of the slates were broken, the damage amounting to 2s. Defendant was ordered to pay Is fine, together with the amount of damage and co-ts. COAL STEALING.—Catherine Foley, the wife of a packer hving at Hirwain, was charged with stealing 281bs of coal, value Id, the property of the Aberdare Rnonuda Steam COill Company \r • 8 Proved having seen her on the 24th May picking small coal from a stock on the company's siding at Penyard. When she saw him she threw the coal down, but afterwards returned and picked the coal into a bucket. She had been previously cautioned. Prisoner said she bad three little children and hoped the Bench would not be hard upon her. His Worship said it was a pity she did not take warning. He could not pass a less sentence than srv n days. COWARDLY ASSAULT.—John Thomas, a young ct Iber, was charged with assaulting Thomas Lewis a blind harpist. Complainant stated that he lived at the Welsh Harp, Trecynon, kept by his mother, and on Saturday week defendant came in and behaved in a disorderly manner. He broke a pint vessel and also wilfully damaged his harp. He put the defendant out but be returned a second time, and in the passage struck him till he was staggering. He could not keep the defendant away from the bouse. Annie Jones, the servant girl, gave corroborative evidence. His Worship remarked that he could not, conceive any one be- having much worse than the defendant, and for the assault he must pay a fine of 92, or a month in default. ALLEGED ASSVBLT UPON A JEWESS.—Rachel Bull was charged with assaulting Esther Tanchan, a jewess living at Mountrin Ash, on the 7th May. Complainant alleged that the defendant was in the habit of annoying her and on one occasion she placed a piece of bacon on a fork. On the day in question somebody bad thrown water into the gully and defendant accused her of having done it. She afterwards struck her in the chest and had to keep her bed far eight days in consequence. In defence defendant stated that complainant called her by a most offensive name, and she only gave her a push. Martha Davies and Mary Thomas were called in support of her statement. His Worship remarked that when persons made a complaint they should come into court with some- what clean hands. He was surprised that any woman should use such language as complainant appeared to have done. The summons was dis- missed, complainant having 5s Id costs to pay. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Mary Watkins was charg- ed with assaulting Margaretta Coxon, Aberaman, on the 20th May. Mr Phillips appeared for com- plainant and Mr Beddoe in defence. It appeared from complainant's statement that there had been an illfeeHng between the parties for sometime, complainant's father having been sent to prison for breaking the defendant's jaw. On the day in question complainant was in the garden when de- fendant threw a bottle at her. In defence it was alleged that complainant gave great provocation. The case was dismissed. TBESPAS9 IN PURSUIT OF GAME. — David Morgan was charged with the above offence on the 25th ult. at Abernant. P S. Parry gave evidence. Defendant was cautioned and dis- charged.
ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER. Thomas Williams, haulier, was brought up charged with the manslaughter of Llewellyn Thomas, 11 years of age, on the mountain near Bwllfa, on Monday week. Mr Thomas Phillips appeared in defence. The following witnesses were called:- William Thomas, locomotive engine-driver, 11, Little Wind street, deposed that the deceased was his SOD, and would be 12 years old the 28th of this month. He last saw him alive on Sunday night, the 28th May. Witness left the house at four o'clock the following morning, and next saw the body being carried home near Ilhys's pit, about three p.m. Thomas Jones, haulier, 57, Hirwain-road, Trecynon, said he was with the prisoner and others on the Penrhiwllech mountain, on Monday week, foxhunting. They came upon a loose stone, between 12 and 1 o'clock, which weighed from I owt. to 1 cwt. and a half. It was a flat stone. Prisoner went up to it. He (witness) told him not to tumble it over, but he said he would only do so to see what was under it. He turned it over not as though he were going to tumble it down-but it turned a second time and went down the hill. A part of it struck the boy, Llewellyn Thomas, who was from 100 to 150 yards below. The boy was not in sight when the stone was set in motion. No one was in sight in the direction that the stone went. Saw the boy fall. There was A lot of people out on the mountain that day. There were people on each side, about 100 ytrds apart, and below the place where the stone was set in motion. They went down to the boy; could not say he was alive then. He was bleeding from the back of the bead The body was left there till PC.Edmunds came. Cross-examined: Whea we went up to the stone it appeared as if it had been shifted before. Prisoner did not intend to throw the stone down the hill. The boy was in a hollow. We hxd come up the same way as the boy was coming. We could see no one till the stone started. The buy turned aside when we called to him. It was a lonely part of the moun- tain. Thomas Jones, Cwmnantyrhwch, said he was closo to the prisoner on the day in question. Saw him take hold of the stone. He told him to let the stone alone for fear it would do harm, but he could not say that prisoner heard him. There were people below, but not in sight. Saw the stone roll down the hill and break. The boy was struck, and he fell out of sight into a hollow. Cross-examined When I called out to prisoner not to let the stone go down the mountain, I can't say that he heard me. The stone started as soon as I saw him take hold of it. The mountain is very steep. William Jones, Thomas-street, Robert's Town, said he was a little behind the deceased going up the mountain. Saw a stone rolling down. Could not say who tumbled it, but noticed plenty of people up there. The stone came upon a flat stone and broke into three pieces. He wad then about 15 yards from deceased. Thomas Jones was a little below, and also some othir men. The smallest of the pieces of stone struck the boy on the back of the head. He fell, and was dead when he got up to him. The other two pieces struck against an old wall. Cross-examined The boy was the only one in the hollow. Heard people calling out. The boy moved about two feet from where he stood at first. Prisoner came down to tha boy with others. Dr Jones, lymawr, saw the body on 31st May, at his father's house. He found a compound fracture at the back of the skull, with a piece of the skull bone driven into the brain. That was quite sufficient to cause death. It was such a fracture that might ue caused by a stone or other hard substance. Thomas Jones, Bridge-street, Robert's Town, deposed that he went up the mountain to see the foxhunt. He saw a stone rolling down the mountain. Saw a piece strike deceased It was a flat stone. Deceased ftIl. Inspector Rees deposed I arrested prisoner soon after 10 o'clock p.m., on the 29th ult. Told him he was charged with having caused the death of a boy named Llewellyn Thomas, on Penrhiw- llech mountain, by rolling a stoue down and which struck him on the head Prisoner said. I was going up the mountain and came upon a loose stooe. I lifted it up to see what was under it, and it rolled away unawares to me." Prisoner SDoke iu Welsh. Mr Pliillipt, in addressing the Bench in defence, remarked that no one, he was sure, deplored the accident causing the death of the poor boy more than the prisoner, who was a young man that had borne a good oharacter. He held in his hand testimonials as to character for the last ten years. He submitted that the evidence was not such as would justify them in committing the prisoner for manslaughter. To constitute the crime of manslaughter, in the first place, it should be an unlawful act; but according to the evidence of the first witness a stone was found upon the mountain which appeared to have been shifted. There was a foxhunt on the mountain that day, and prisoner took hold of the stone thinking per- haps that the fox was under it; but he never in. tended to roll it down. The stone being a heavy one appeared to have slipped from his hands, and went down the mountain side. The only object was to see what was under it. This was no un- lawful act, and therefore the charge of man- slaughter cruld not be sustiined. Then again, the surrounding circumstances must bo considered. If the stone had been wantonly thrown with the intention of doing harm, and a person got killed, it would amount to murder; and in throwing it incautiously where it would be likely to do harm, then it would he manslaughter; but when it could not reasonably be anticipa ed that the stone would come in contact with any one, It must be looked upon as a rm re accident or misadventure. The witness Thomas Jones said the stone was set in motion by accident, and this was corroborated by the prisoner, on being arrested, who stated that the stone rolled away unawares to him. Mr de Rutzen said it was perfectly clear that this was a proper case for investigation by a jury. Probably the jury might come to the canclusion that the prisoner never intended to move the stone, but simply intended to look under it, and that against his wish and intention the stone rolled down the mountain; this would be an accident, but if they were of opinion that he did roll the stone down-of courso he did not intend to roll it against any person—and did not use care and caution, it would render it clearly a case of manslaughter. The prisoner was committed for trial at the assizes, bail being accepted. assizes, bail being accepted.
THE IVORITES' EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE. This Eisteddfod was held in the Market-place, Aberdare, on Monday last. A platform was erected at one end of the building, and covered over with a light roofiag of canvas and timber. The walls were decorated with suitable mottoes, all in Welsh, and a number of benches fitted up for the accommodation of visitors. Soon after the hour announced fer the commencement au audience assembled which justified the expecta- tions of the promoters, in preferring the most commodious place in the town. The sum offered in prizes amounted to £150, and this large sum attracted an unusual number of competitors. Mr D. E. Williams, of Hirwain, in the absence of Mr D. Davis, Maesyffynon, presided; Mr David RObser (solicitor) acted as conductor; Professor Parry, U.C.W., and Mr John Thomas, of Llan- wrtyd, were the musical adjudicators the R v W. Thomas (Islwyn), adjudicated the poetry; and the Rev. J. Jonea (Mathetes) adjudicated the essays. Among those present were the Rev Canon Jenkins, the High Constable (Mr T. W. Evans), Messrs D. Davies, D. P. Davies, &c. The eis- teddfod was for the benefit of the Ivorite Society. About half-an-hour after the announced time to commence, the conductor called upon Mr Thomas Howells (Hywel Cynon) to open the proceedings, which he did by singing the" Mareh of the men of Harleoh," with great success. Llewelyn Alaw (Mountain Ash) accompanied on the harp. Mr Williams, on being called to the chair, said he had been called upon to occupy that very im- portant position in consequence of the absence of Mr D. Davis, of Maesytfynon, in North Wales, where he had gone in consequence of the illness of Mrs Davis. When he was asked to come and on hearing the reason of Mr Davis's absence, he could not refuse, because-and he need Bot tell it to those who knew him best-he was at all times ready to help every cause (hear, hear). He could not know call the Ivorites his brethren, but he hoped to be able to do so next year. He should with great pleasure join one of the lodges at Hirwain, for he thought the society ought to be supported. He was glad that the annual eistedd- fod in aid of the funeral funds in past years had proved a succ ss, for the object was a noble «ne, and good things had been accomplished by it in the neighbourhood of the iron and ooal works. I where, he was sorry to say, accidents were so frequent. He was glad so many cases had been I met by the funds already, and only. was afraid that very little provision, as a rule, was made to meet them. Mr Williams then repeated his observations in Welsh, after which the bards were called upon to read their lines to the eisteddfod. This was only responded to by Mr Jonathan Reynolds, of Merthyr, who delivered a humorous piece which caused much amusement. A singing competition (10s) for the best singer of Gogon- iant i Gymru (glory to Wales) took place, with some sixteen competitors. The prize was woa by John Lake, of Aberaman. Fifty competitors then sent in productions in cumpetitton for the best epitaph on the late Mr. Griffith Williams, of Trecynon; the prize was jEl. The adjudicator said the prize winner was Deigryn Ifor (Mr T. Williams, Pontypridd). The next item on the programme was a juvenile choir competition, who should sing bast the well known hymn, "Nis Rhoddwn fyny'r Bdbl" (we won't give up the Bible); the first prize was &6, and the second j63. Three choirs competed for the first and second Prizes, and ended equally between Salem Choir, Mountain Ash, and Betiirlem, Treorky, Saron Choir. Aberaman. was unsnccr aafnl introducing English words into their compositions prize, 92. There were fifteen poems sent in, and the prize was won by Twin o'r Nant (Mr. David Evans, auctioneer, Poutypridd), who was decorated with the ribbon by Miss Christmas, of Aberdare, Miss Marian Williams, R,A.iVJ,, London, then sang Bedd Gelert (Gelert's Grave) with great success. She was accompained by Mr. D. Bowen, of Dowlais, who presided at the piano during the day The adjudicator then stated that two productions had been sent in in competition for the best drama on the meeting of Sir Owen Glyndwr aud Sir Lawrence BerkrolW. The prize, £10 lOi, was awarded to Mr. David Reeg Williams, of Cffn Coedy Cymraer (Aifeiri.) For the twelve best I stanzas to the Memory of the Rev. Robert Eilai, of Rhos Cottage, was the adjudicator, and direoted that the cash bedivid. d betwc n Elizabeth ( Miss E. Williams, ot Hirwaill), and Mary Ann JOlldJ (Aberoaiuaid). There were seven competitor^. Mr. Jonathan ReynolJ^ adjudicated in a safety lamp competition. I here were two competitors, the prize ofi2 being wou bY theophiius Thomas, of Gadlys. The next Will a choral competition "Y Gwanwyn (The spring) for 95. Two choirs coin- peted, and Mountain Ash choir was declared the victor. For the best essay upun" Tile duty of working men to become number:! of Fri-ndly Societies. "JK2. Mr. David Powell, of Tredegar, was the successful competitor. The next corn petition was for £ I 0 10s, given for the best essay upon h The status of the working men in th. British Constitution." There were six com- petitors, and Mr. Evan Powell, of Tredegar, carried off the prize. A brasi band contest then took place for t7, the competitors being confined to a selection of Welsh airs. Two bands, Cwmbach and Hirwain, came forward, and the Hirwain party was successful. The next was a competition ot congregational choirs, none to compete who had won a prize of £30. The sum offered in this instance was £ 20, and the piece selected "Y Gwlithyn ("the dewdrop"), with, Llewelyn Alaw as harp accompanist. Three choirs, Nazareth, Aberdare; Nantgarw, Mountain Ash and Siloh, Peutre, took part, and the choir from Mountain Ash carried off the prize. Mr. W. Hopkin, U.C.W., then sang in a very effective in inner Fy Ngwlad, "and was loudly applauded. The competition for the chid prize of X70 for the best rendering of the anthem" Bendigedi-, fyddo Arglwydd Dduw Israel was a very spirited one, and the result was anxiously awaited. Three choirs competed, vizHirwain United Choir, eonducted by Mr.. Richard Morris, the Treorky Choir, conducted by Mr. David Rosser (Eoscynlais) and the Aberdare United Chuir, conducted by Mr. W. Pnillips (Gwilym Cynon). The prize was divided between the Auerdare choir and the Treorky choir. A prize of 10s was offered for the best singer of Tros y Garreg (Over the stone) Four competed, and the money was divided between Miss Al orris, Aberdare, and," Llinos, Rhondda." In the evening a grand concert was given in the Market-place, when the following well-known artistes to ik part:—Miss Marian Williams. R.A. ViM London; Miss Aunie Williams, UC.W.; Mr. Haydn Parry, Aberystwith Mr. James, Sauvago, R.A.M London Mr. W. Hopkin, U.C.W. and the Aberdare Uuited Glee Society. Mr. D. Bowen, of Dowlais, was the accompanist. There was a large audience.
FERN DALE. Whit-Monday 1876 will belong remembered in Ferndale, as the day in which the railway was opened for passenger traffic. The Messrs Davis and Sons have for some time run a train to Porth for the convenience of thwir employers, and ultimately the privilege was extended to the public but as houses inutliplied in tht-iclistriot the practice was discontinued. For a time afterwards, people availed themselves of the guards' van attached to the mineral train, but this means, of transit was stopped, owing to the caprice of a drunken individual. But all is now chrirgej, and every one will be glad to hear that he can reach the place without experiencing the difficulties which formerly besetlbim in alighting at the Porth station. The town wore holiday appearance. There was a partial cessation of work at the collieries, and business in shops was Entirely suspended.
IRON AND COAL TRADE. ("From the Mi/ting World.j The long-looked-for revival in the ataple traies of the district as yet shows no signs of appearing. There were those who predicted that, with the opening of the northern ports, the iron trade would again assume something like its wonted activity, but now the month of June has arrived, summer is at hand, and yet no movement has taken place for the better. At the conference of the National Union of Miners, held at Manchester, where the delegates present represer.ted some 140,000 men, the badness of times was shown in the report presented from the South Wales district. Trade was stated to be worse than during any period in the last twenty years. By the sliding scale award the men's wages were at the miuimum, according to the rates agreed between masters and men, but they were five per cent better than in 1871. The district is now singularly free from strikes, iN fact the men are so anxious now-a-days to obtain work that the question of wages does not so much influ- ence them. Orders for iron now on hand are chiefly for Sweden, Italy, and South America; but require- inents from all quarters are somewhat limited. Pigs are in less demand, and itocks are aecumulat. ing. Business at the steel works continues less active, and at the Landore works a large nwmber of men are idle. Ostensibly this it the cause of a reduction of wages, but it is rumoured that the depression in the markets has more to do with the matter. T. in plates are in to better request, and prices are Stated to be a trifle higher. The quantities of coal exported continue large, but the supply is ev ideutly in excess of the demand. Competition to sell is, however, keen, and thus prices are still extremely low. House coals are in but moderate request and exports of patent fuei are extremely limited. From time to time the grievances of the hbuliers at vaiious collieries, who ask for an increase of wages, have been referred to the Conciliation Board. The Joint Committee have now passed a resolution to the effect that the coalowners in the association had strictly carried out the award in fixing the hauliers' wages in the several groups. "The w rkmen's representatives (says the resolu- tion(, continue to press for a concession to the hauliers, but the owners' representatives, while desirous of meeting the matter as fairly as possible, do not feel justified in varying the teraa of the award in any particular, and they therefore are obliged te decline to entertain the hauliers' application for an advanoe in their wages." The affairs of Messrs Fothergill, aud Hankey, of the Aberdare and Plymouth Ironworks, have been before the Lords Justices of Appeal. The appeal was against an order which Mr. Registrar Brougham had made in favour of a claim by Mr. Edward Corry, a metal merchant, to stani in the place of the holders of certain bills which he had assigned. The order wai discharged Mr. H. T. Taylor, for many years manager of the Nenth Abbey works, has opened the "Vale of Neath Engineering Works"—a new venture— at Neath. Tin want of a works of this kind has been long felt in the district, and no doubt success will attend the project. In the Queen's Bench Division the case of Blizird v. Yniscedwyn Iron and Coal Compauy has been heard. Plaintiff was a oolliery proprietor and coal merobent at Swansea and London, and defendants were colliery proprietors in the neigh- bourhood of Swansea also. The action was with reference to a contract for the delievry of coals, which Plaintiff alleged the defendants' agent made with him. Defendants, who repudiated the agency, gained the day,
COAL AND IRON TRADES. A few weeks ago we directed the attention of our readers to the depressed condition of tha coal and iron trades, and expressed a fear that the state of things which then prevailed might continue for a considerable period yet to come. Unhappily, that fear has been only too surely realised, for the oon-iition of these industries is now, perhaps, worse than it was tlien. The report from all parts of the United Kingdom indicate nothing but general stagnation, unalloyed with the hope of any immediate improvement. Some consolation is derived by the diligent statistician, who on searching the annals of the coal and iron trades years ago, discovers that when these industries were suppoied to be flourish- ing the returns did not reach the point that is now indicated in a period of all but unparalleled depression. But whatever may be the sense of compebsation ("lid this comes to one's relief under almost every vicissitude of life), derived by the statistician from such a retrospect, it does not impart a similar measure of oomfort to those who are actually engaged in these industries and Y' whose resources arc being deminishsd by the results which the present stagnation has brought about. On every hand collieries and ironworks are being closed, and any private or joint-stock concern which is able to save itself from loss on its operations in these times is placed by common consent amongst the category of fortunate con- cerns. There is no doubt that to this depression the unsettled condition of Europe has materially contributed. A war-cloud has hung suspended over the political horizon, which has alarmed capitalist, and prevented that development of general industry which would otherwise have taken place. Of course, 88 was pointed out by Col. Grey at the meeting of tke Sk-riia Ironworks Company, held last Thursday week, war at the outset acts as a stimulant is to produce a corres- ponding after-depression, so the strife of nations inevitably produces a reaction in thejeoal trades which far outw ighs the 1 dtial benefit derived from this unnatural stimulant. We hive said th,t from almost all districts gloomy reports have been received with respect to these industries, and fortunately there arc excep- tions. One of these is Wolverhampton, from which it is reported that some Government cou- tracts are in hand, and that better orders are re- ported to be upon the road from foreigb markets. From South Staffordshire we learn that sales have been effected at even lower prices than formerly, and that there is no hope of any immediate im- provement. In North Staffordshire orders are reported to be more scarce than they have been for years past, and the cost of production is so great that the district cannot successfully compete with the rivals. The Welsh markets are flat, and if not stale are at least unprofitable." There is little or no demand for iron, but that fow house coal is considered pretty fair for this season of the year. In Lancashire prices for iron have con- tinued to recede, and the demand for all des- criptions of round coal is very limited. Unhappily in this country, whilst trade of all kinds is depressed, and whilst in the coal and iron industries the wolf can hardly be kept from tho door, the strife between masters and men continues to rage with unabated fury. It is a war in which neither pnrty can gain a victory, and which involv s both siles in immense 10. Here and there the iu .s.ers are forced into ooncessiaii-, and hero and there the m-n resume work from gaunt necessity, but only with the determination to re- new the stnigijle when the opportune moment nrriv A. It is u-teleaa to argue with the one party or the other, and to show the waste of national wealth which these sad divisions inevitably pro- duce. Equally useless is it to demonstrate how competing nations are profiting by these mishaps, jnd utilising them for their lowii beriefit. Most ievoutly could we wish that these disputes could be arranged at the present time, so that w h. n prosperous time once more arrive, Great Britain may take her full share of the profits that will iccrue and as the result not merely the employers md employed be benefited, but the national wealth materially Mugmented. -Mining World.
THROAT ArrccTioNs AND He ABSENTS.—All suf. fering frora irritation of tiie throat &n-d hoarseness will r»e agreeably surprised at the ahnost immediate relief affordojl by the use of Brown's Bronchial i rooties. These famous lozenges are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country at Is lid per box. People troubled with a hacking cough," a "slight cold," or bronchial affections, can. not try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in seriofcs Pulmonary and Asthmatie affections. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on t&e Government Stamp around each box.—Manufactured by JollW 1. BROWN & SONS, Boston, United States, depot, 498 Oxford-street! London. BEWARE OF PIRATICAL IMITATIONS OF ALL- C3CK 3 POROUS PLAsrBR.—Owinfto the wonderful sale these celebrated plastery have obtained by their curative properties id lnmbago, sciatica, rheumatism, pains in side back, aiid in s hort, all pains and local affections, some unprincipled parties have been manufacturing and offering for sale spurious plasters,-put up in such a manner so as to deceive the unwary, and. as sole agent for Great Britain and' Ireland, I can gaaratee none genuine savfc they bear on the Revenae Stam s in white letters, the words-" Tiloi. ALl COCK ok Co POROUS PLASTERS,•> and the public, by never pur. chasing unless this is on, will secure to themselves the genuine Porous Plas-er. Henry D. Braudreth, Liverpool, sole agent for Europe and the Colonies. Dealers in spurious plasters will he prosecutcll. (JAUTION.-In calling the attention of the Trade to a recent decision in the House of Lords, in the case of "Wothersp^en v. Currie," wl\ereby our ex elusive right to the use of tha word," Glen field in connection with Starch is indisputably established, would also intimate that this decision renders the sale of the starch made by the defendant illegal, and will subjcct the seller gn. it to a penalty of £ 10,000. We beg to intimate to those who ma y have been induced to buy it, that to sava then from total loss vte will allow 20s. per cwt. for it, t the Glenfield Starch )Vorks, Paisley, in exchange for the genuine Article, at the current price. ThU will entail a loss upon ourselves, as thj packets wil be broken up and sold for Waste Starch, but it wil at the same time be the means ef rendering the Article useless for further deception. Any inform ation that will lead to conviction will ba rewarded —R WOTEHHSPOON &. Co. Holloway's Ointment and Pills.—Much watch- fulness must be exercised at the present tune, and the earliest evidence of ill health must be im- mediately checked, or a slightjlltfess may result in a serious malady. Rela^a and «ore throat, diphtheria, quinary, cougtuf chronic oough, bron- chitis, and most other p monary affections will be relieved b rubbin is cooling Ointment into the skin as ear a practicable to tbe seat of misohief. This re ent, 80 Bimple and effective, ia admirably adapted for the removal of these disease* during iutancy andjyouth. Old asthmatic invalids Will derive marvellous relief from the uae of IJolloway's remedies, which have brought round many such sufferers, and re-established health after every otherlQane had sigually failed.
DOWN. Week Days. j a.m.| a.m. p.m. p.m. a> Merthyr 7 65 10 55 3 30 6 40 9 Troedyrhiw 8 4 11 4 3 39 6 49 9 Quaker's Yard Jun. 8 16 U 16 3 51 7 3 9 Aberdare ..dep. 7 55|l0 55 3 29 6 39 9 Trea™»» 7 59 10 59 3 33 6 43 9 Mountain Ash., 8 7jll 78 4l|6 52 9 Aberdare Jac. dep. 8 24'll 24 3 59 7 12 9 Treherbert 7 41 >10 4i 3 15'6 24 8 Treorky 7 4610 46 3 20l6 29 8 Ystrad 7 5210 52 3 26'6 35 8 Llwynpia 7 59 10 59 3 33 6 42 9 Pan'Iy 8 511 S3 396 48 9 Porth 8 11 11 11 3 45 6 S4 9 Hafod 8 16 11 173 5i'7 q9 Pontypridd ..dep. 8 3<11 36 4 13 7 26 9 Treforest 3 40 11 4Q 4 17 7 9 Llantwit Cross Inn for Lst Llantrisant for G.W.R. A C'bridge Walnut T. Jane. 3 5 11 53 4 30 7* 44 1 Llandaff 9 12 2 4 39 7 52 1 Cardiff 9 ]0 j2 iq[« 47 3 0 1 UP. Week Days. a.m. a.m. p. in. p. ur« ^rd'ff 8 18 11 10 3 45 6 351 8 19 11 193 54 6 45 5 Walnut T June. 8 28lll 28 4 3 6 55 £ Llantrisant for O.w R & C'bridjfa Cross fnn for Lst ]m'm' Llantwit £ reforest 8 39 11*4 415i7 SS Pontypridd 8 46}ll 48 4 23 7 33i £ afo,d 8 53:11 56 4 31 7 4U Porth 8 58,12 1 4 367 471 ff'dy 9 3112 7 4 42 7 531 £ 'wy»P>a 9 9,12 13 4 48 7 5?] rV,tra, 9 16 12 204 55 8 81 £ rt-0fky 9 22 12 26 5 1!8 12'I Treherbert 9 26 12 30 5 5 S 161 Aberdare Junction 8 58 12 1 4 36 7 29a Mountain Ash.. 9 9 12 12 4 47|7 41] Treaman 9 17 12 20 4 557 501 Aberdare arr. 9 21 12 24 4 597 541 Quaker's Yard Jn. 9 4 12 74 427 35 1 Troedyrhiw 9 15 12 18 4 53 7 4fi 1 Mertby 9 22 12 265 1 7 51 1 VALE OF NEATH RAILV DOWN. Week days g, „ a m. a. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. a Quaker s d Jc. 9 46 2 51 6 28K Mountain Ash 9 55 3 0 6 39 fc Aberdare ..8 10 10 4 A 9 G 51 «j Merthyr 7 50 9 45 1 20 2 45 6 35E Aberuaat v. 8 1 9 56 1 31 2 56 6 46 51 Llwydcoed 8 6 10 1 1 36 3 I G 51 9 Hirwain dep.8 2610 191 473 231 8 5 Glyn Neath 8 45 10 37 2 5 3 41 7 27 S Resolven 8 53 10 45 2 13 3 49 7 35 B Aberilylais ..9 3 10 54 2 23 3 59 7 45 I ^eath 9 20 11 6 2 37 4 10 8 0 1 Llansamlet ..9 29 11 16 2 464 198 8 1 Landore 9 37 II 24 2 54(4 27 8 16 1 Swansea arr. 9 45 11 303 0-4 35 8 25 1 UP. Week Days. S a.m..a. m.jp. m.j>. M.,p. IM.IH Swansea 7 40 11 10,2$5 6 0& ofe Ltndore 7 50 11 16;3 16 fi 8 6!8 Llansamlet 7 57 11 24 3 9 6 14 8 14«8 Neath 8 ill 32 3 17 6 22'8 2$8 Abardylais 8 I9 U 48 3 36 6 :i6'8 38M Resolven 8 29 U 55 3 46 6 4« 8 48§ Glyn Neath 8 38 »2 8 3 56 H 5b 8 58 9 Hirwain .9 5 12 38 4 3J 7 17 9 23 9 Llwydcoed 9 10 12 41-4 Si 7 22 9 33j9 Abernant ;9 17 12 49 4 42 7 29 9 4019 Merthyr ,j9 28 I 0;4 53 7 40 9 52jli Aberdare 9 14 12 41 4 9 32!# Mountain Ash 9 24 12 54 4 46 ill Quaker's Yd Jc.9 35 1 7 4 68 Ill The Publishers do net hold themselves res for any inaccuracy that may occur in th although they are published with as All as possible in order te ensure correctne
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