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NEWTOWN. CHli/IR SUPPER.—The juvenile members of the Newtown Church Choir were entertained to supper last (Friday) evening at the Rectory by the kindness of the Rev J S and Mrs Lewis. BAPTIST SCHOOLROOM.—A very pleasant evening was spent at the above schoolroom on Thursday tn evening, under the chairmanship of Mr W7illiam Cooke, the proceeds being in aid of the Band of Hope fund. An excellent programme was ably sustained. Miss Woolley being ttie accompanist. LITERARY AND DERATING SOCIETY.—On Monday evening a very succeesful social gathering was held at the Congregational Schoolroom, under the presi- dency of Rev J Hugh Edwards. The accompanists were Mrs Kershaw and Miss Lily Trow, and aome refreshments were provided at the interval. The following was the programme which was very ably prr formed :—pianoforte duet, Fairy Queen," Misses Edith Woolley and DesponiM Jones; song, I fear no foe," Mr Dan Evans; duet," Gathering flowers," Misses Williams; violin iJOlo, Bercense," Mr A I Guest; recitation, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Miss Lily Edwards; pianoforte solo, selected, Miss Giles recitation, selected, Edwin Pickup; song, "Home, dearie, home," Mrs Rutter; recitation, selected, Mr F P Keay; song, Barney o' Shea," Miss Lizzie Williams, (encored) concertina solo, March," Mr Lewis Humphreys. PARISH SOIREE.-A. very successful gathering was held in the Public Hall on Thursday evening, the occasion being one of the very popular soirees arranged by the Rev George Roberts, who deserves every praise for the very successful issue of the series. Dancing wasindalged in from 8 to 12, and the enjoyment of others present was secured by the variety programme which had been arranged. The Cedewain Quadrille Band provided the music, and after Mr Jim Owen gave a splendid oomic recita- tion, some tableaux were shown and these all through the evening were a great attraction and reflected credit on the Rev G Roberts for the excel- lent arrangements of the groups. The last two tableaux commanded the admiration of all present, the former representing the Times." The cause of the war, Kruger (as the able showman, Mr Harry Barratt, aptly put it) occupied a prominent plaoe in this group, but was guarded by two stalwart men in kharki. The British sailor and soldier were also in evidence in the picture, and" J ustioe," which the showman assured the audience would be meted out at the conclusion of the war, took centre position. The last picture was a patriotic group, representing Britannia with her gallant defenders, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and an army of soldiers and sailors who were ready to die for Queen and country, among them being a good sprinkling of men in kbarki, John Bull being one of the leading figures in the group. Trooper Fowler gave a good rendering of Queen of the Earth," and Miss Edith Smith played a pianoforte solo. The feature of the even- ing was, however, a splendid recitation by Trooper Loraine (the renowned actor), the piece with which he thrilled the audience being The Three Mus- keteers." He was loudly recailed, and responded with The Absent-Minded Beggar." The inevit- able collection was spontaneously made, coins being thrown on the stage while the recitation was in progress, and £ 3 10s 6d was oollected. Soon after 12 o'clock the company dispersed, all having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mr J G Gruar. it should be mentioned, made an excellent attendant to the showman, and the Rev Geo Roberts accom- panied the soloist on the piano. POLICE COURT.-YIESTtltDAY. Before Messrs R E Jones (chairman), R Llovd. and Richard Morgan. The Chief Constable tMrJ Holland) was also present. SCHOOL CASES. James Evans, Aberbechan Cottage, Llanllwchaiarn, made no appearance in answer to an adjourned summons for failing to BO-id his two children to school. The attendance still being unsatisfactory a further adjournment for twu months was ordered. ALLEGED WIPE ASSAULT.—Joseph Davies, Lady- well Street, was charged with assaulting hia vife, Mary Ann Davies, on the 27th January. Defendant was brought before the magistrates on the 30"h nit, when evidence sufficient to justify a remand was given by Dr F Wilson and P.C. Howells.— Dr Wilson ag&in appeared and said that defendant's wife was progressing favourably but would be UL. able to leave the Infirmary for many weeks.- Accordingly the Bench determined to make a further remand nntil the next Sessions. Bail was allowed in two sureties of zP,5 each or one surety o: ZEID. THE CASE OF EDWARD EVANS SEQUEL TO THE CAERSWS SCEKE. Edward Evans, cheesemonger, Market-street, who by his independent manner raised the ire of Mr Richard Bennett at the last meeting of the Caersws Board of Guardians, was summoned by Mr R H Lloyd, relieving officer. to show cause why he should not contribute 4s weekly to the support of his septuagenarian father, Thomas Evans. Mr Richard "Williams represented the Union. In his opening statement he said that defendant's father lived with his wife, who kept a small shop in Crown-street. The old man became chargeable to the common fund on the 3rd of January last. The present proceedings were occasioned by defendant's refusal at the last meeting of the Guardians to comply with the order.—Mr Robert Lloyd, examined by Mr Williams, said Thomas Evans was over 70 and suffered from chronic rheumatism and general debility, which prevented him doing anything to support him- self. Defendant had a stall in the market and did a flourishing business.—Defendant (ironically) A roariug trade, please.—Continuing, Mr Llovd said defendant's wife and elder son attended seve- ral other markets in the district. Defendant was reputed to be the owner of considerable property in Market street. Two shops next to and two cot- tages in the rear of the Pheasant Inn belonged to him. One cottage he lived in himself, and for the other he received zE14 rent. The two shops were rented at £35 each per annum.—Defendant, being sworn, denied that he received zC14 for the one cot- tage. His business was one which po, him to con- siderable expense in railway carriage, etc.—about z61 3s a week it would amount to, he calculated. Mr Bennett and the other gentlemen were very fond of talking about the property he owned, but he could assure them that it really did not belong to him. He was in debt on it to the amount of £ 1,700, some uf which had been advanced to him at 3 per cent. and some at 3J. He had a wife and seven children dependent upon him. One child earned 4s a week as an apprentice, and another was paid £ 8 a year as a pupil teacher. The latter, however, had to have lessons on the "pianner" and these cost him £ 4 8s.—The Clerk (facetiously): Oh Why don't you buy one? It would be cheaper.—Defendant: All right, you lend me the money. Evans here pur. in a medical certificate to the effect that he was incapacitated by ill-health from doing much w(,rk.-lIir Willilluis protested. It did not want a strong man to sell cheese.—Defendant further stated that when he was seven years old his father and stepmother turned him adrift and his grandmother keDt him. At the present time his stepmother took in lodgers, and in addition did a capital trade selling pop and roast pork. He would not be surprised if they did a better business than he did.—The Chairman Do vou say that this shop is carried on bv your father?—Defendant: I believe he has turned it over to my stepmother.—By Mr Williams H:s takings would be from £ 18 to C21 a week. He only however just managed to make his business pay. The property on the Brickfield did not belong to him now but to the Druids Club. He bad not come there to tell stories like they did at the Board. The lady in the Workhouse was his mother's sister.—The B^nch retired to consider their decision, and, on returding after some time, the Chairman announced that they were of opinion, that defendant wasciearly in a position to pay 4s a week. He would also have to rafund the money the Board had expended up to the present in relieving his father. The case would be re-opened if defendant could prove that there was some other person also liable to contribute.— Defendant (eagerly): I have a brother.—The Chairman We have heard nothing about him. MR. PARK AND HIS COMPOSITORS. — Moriey E Park, printer and stationer. 2, Broad street, sum- moned Robert Lonsdaie, 14, Tuscan street, Seaforth, Lancashire, and John Fieldhouse, 6, Fountain ter- race, Wellington, for breach of contract.—Mr Mar- tin W v.-snarn, who 'd,0-1 f- dant house, said this was a surnrn ;« •< o-n out by Mr Park under the Labour Laws. Hiscii^n •. who was a" eres^i.t unwell, worked at Hlackbm-i could I! ¡..dT-)rd the expense o a lono- t.). .vay j airnev. He asked the Bench to adjourn t:j» case uat-ii the next sessions when he wouid be in a position to undertake the caae.—The Chairman D,) 1 un- derstand yon ask for an adjournment because vonr Client Cannot afford the expense of coinli-i; New- town ?-lr Woosnam S.), sir; because has been ill and unable to earn any moDev.— Mr Park said Fieldhouse was a married man of 40 years of age. He would only agree to an adjournment on Mr Woosnam producing medical testimony as to the defendant's unfitness for work. Woosnam I hare not got a medical certificate. 1 onlv received my instructions this morning. ] do not "think the case should be proceeded with until mv client is here to speak for hiriisellf.- Mr Park said he opposed an adjournment on the- grouna that Fieid- kouse. whoai tie did not beliefs bad b"en ill, had had plenty of time to appear. He was sorry tu have had to bring the case on, but he had been compelled to because he believed there bad been a conspiracy between the two defendants.—Mr Woosnam Oh really, you know. We are not conspirators (laugh. ter).- The Chairman We will take the case against Lonsdale, first.—Complainant said Lons- dale had been employed by him as foreman printer. Not long after defendant had been in the office he refused to work overtime, did not do his duty fai-lv in the day, and encouraged the others not to do theirs. At last he put Fieldnmlse on as foreman, and Lonsdale took his place as compositor. He threw the blame of the present proceedings upon Lonsdale entirely. On Moadav, January 22nd, defendant failed to turn up to work, and be (com- plainr.nt) at once took out a summons. On Febru- ary 6th, he received the following letter from defendant L I apologise for leaving your employ- ment so abruptly. Being- sit]! in poor health and having only casual employment I can only pay you 4s per month compensation, until I have wiped out the 48s you claim." When he engaged the defendant it was subject to a fort- night's notice on either side or two weeks' wages which wouid come to 48s.-After some further evidence, the Bench made an Older for .62 8s which would include costs. Half of the arnonnt to be paid at once and the remainder in a month's time.—Mr Woosnam's application for adjourment was then further gone into, and, after much argument was acceded to. The final hearing will be held next Friday. MARRIED MISERY.— Sarah Jane Erans, Brook Cottage, Bahaillor., Sarn, Kerry, summoned her husband, Henry Evans, for assaulting her on the 5th inst.—Defendant did not appear.—Complainant said on the evening of the above dare her husband came home and was very abusive to her. She turned round to prepare his supper when he hit her on the head with something hard until she reeled. He then ran to kick her but site was too quick for him and got outside the doer. Defendant shut the door upon her, remarking that he would put a knife into her heart if she came in again that night." She, with her children, was thus compelled to put up at a neighbour's house until morning. She lived in bodily fear of the defendant and would be glad if the Magistrates would grant her a Eeparation order.—Fined XI, or, in default, 14 days' im- prisonment.