Collection Title: Merthyr Pioneer
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Friday. I Before Mr. R. A. Ghmth (Deputy- Stipendiary) and Mr. John Evans. Pretendmg to Steep. Arthur Richard Williams was charg- ed with loitering on the Pontlottyn Railway Station with intent to commit a felon"y. P.O. A. Simkins said that at 2.30 a.m. on the 13th instant he heard three distinct pulls on the automatic mar- chme jn the G.W.R. Station, Pont- lottyn. He found defendant lying on the floor of the waiting room pretend- ing to sleep. He found that the ma- chine had been broken. In reply to the charge defendant said, "I know nothing about it. I only went to have a sleep." Continuing his evidence. P.C. Sim- kins said that he had received severaj complaints about robberies at the Sta- tion. There were 100 bars of choco- late in the machine and some bronze. Defendant, who made a lengthy speech to the Magistrates, said he had no intention of stealing. Although he had been a bit wild," he had never been convicted of crime. I waa a teetotaller for two years, and went to chapel," he concluded. Defendant was committed for one month, with hard labour. AN OLD OFFENDER. I Morgan Morgan was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Tram- roadside, Merthyr, at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, and also with assaulting P.C. Scott and P.C. Thomas at the same time and place. P.C. Scott said he heard the defen- dant use very bad language, and he threatened to set hre to the Carpenters' Arms Inn, and also to an oil stores situated near by. Defendant struck witness several blows on the face, and also kicked him on the legs. P.C. Thomas said he went to Scott's assistance, when Morgan turned on him. and kicked him about the legs. Defendant, an old offender, was fined 10/- and costs for being drunk, and sent to prison for four months (two months in each case) for the assault. PILFERED GAS METER. I Thomas Price was charged with stealing 2/- from a gas meter at 15 Stewart Street, Penylarren, the pro- perty of the Merthyr Gas Company. Mrs. Humphreys, whose husband is t!ie tenant of the house, aid he left the house and did not lock te door. The defendant was her husband's cousin, and sometimes went to the house. An me Da vies, living in the same street, said she saw Davies go to the house. Thomas J. Humphreys said he saw the man leave the house. Later he found the gas meter had been tampered with. and the money gone. Wm. Thomas, gas rent collector, said 2/- had been taken from the meter. P.S. William Richards deposed that he arrested the defendant at the Theatre Royal. He said, "I did it." Defendant had previously been oon victed for a similar offence, and he was now sent to gaol for three months.
Tuesday. I Before Mr. R. A. Grinith(Deputy- Stipendiaty), .Mr. D. C. Evans, Mr. Tom Andrews, and Dr. C. Biddle. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. I John Rose. Wyndham Street, Trod- yrhiw, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Cardiff Road, on Saturday. 20th inst. Fined 10/- and C
I Cyfarthfa Museum I
I Cyfarthfa Museum. I I VtStT OF ASSOCIATION DELE- GATES. Mr. Isaa.c J. Williams, Curator of the Cyfarthfa Museum, reported at the Meeting of the Museum Committee on Wetlnesday, Coun. Marsh presiding, that tl)e number of visitors to the Mu- seum during May was 2,717, an in- crease of 13 on the corresponding per- iod of last year. It was also reported that about 130 deicgates to the Annual Conference of Museums' Associations at Swansea would visit the Cyfarthfa Museum on the ')th July. Provision of Tea. The tender of Mr. T. E. Jones, con- fe<-t)on<')\ High Street, for the provi- sion of teil ior the delegates, at 1/3 per head, was accepted. The Clerk was instructed to convey the thanks of the Committee to M). Robert Crawshay, London, tor his gift to the Museum of examples of Early Italian Embroidery, comprising an Altar Frontal, Three Vestments, a Chasuble, Stole, Maniple, and Humeral Veil.
I Theatre Royal I
I Theatre Royal. I Lord Lytton's The Lady of Lyons." which wiH be piayed to-morrow (Satur- day) night is a very fine play, admir- ably acted, and appeals to a,U pa-rts of the house. Mr. Edward Dunstan givca a splendid rendering of Olaude Me!- notte and an all-round good company, including Miss Sybil Ruskin and Miss Grace Muriell as Mdme. Deachappeplles and Pauline, respectively. The play will be followed by the Rusian Dancers. To-night (Friday), A Midsnmmer Night's Dreah will be played, pre- ceded by Sir George Alexander's suc- ceasrul one-act play, Fool' Mate." I GET OFF THE EARTH." Nt'xt week, at the Theatre Royal, an up-to-date musical comedy revue, Get off the Earth," will be presented by Messrs. T. C. McQuire and R. L. Wilde. Miss Ada Wallis ie a very populaj* and experienced musical comedy actress, and will sustain the leading pa.rt. supported by a company of 40 artistes. The leading musical number of the year are introduced, and new and magnificent scenery is pro- vided for the five scenes. It will be a feast of novelty, song, dance, and laughter.
IDemocracy and Untried Regions I
Democracy and Untried Regions I If democracy calls for too much sac- rinoe and no reward with regard to work in untried regions, we are afraid that the richer classes will have little competition to meet from us in claiming the new wealth-producing areae of the earth.—" Co-operative News.
LLOYDS 8M DMFED Chairman: tt. V. VAMAR-SMtTW. DepMty ChmirtMmn: J. W. BEAUMONT PEASE. Capital Subscribed ;931,304,200 Capital pand up 5,OOS,672 Reserve Fund 3,600,000 Advances, &c. B6,159,9B7 Deposits, &c. t05,210,OC9 THIS B&MK HAS OVER 850 OFftCES IN EM6LA)tO & WALES. Colonial and Foreign DtpartmeHt: M, Lomb
Cwmtaff MotorCycle Collision
Cwmtaff Motor-Cycle Collision. DEATH OF MR. GEORGE PEARCE. tNQUEST PROCEEDtNGS -1 ADJOURNED. The Coroner's Inquiry into the cir- cumstances attending the motor-cycle collision at Crcwe Pitch. ( wmtaff. on Thursday, the 18th instant, when tour persons were injured (one of whom. Air. George Pearce. Hirwain, having died at the Merthyr General Hospital on Friday last) was held at the Hospi- tal on Monday by Mr. R. J. Rhys. Mr. F. S. Simons aj)peared tor Mr. Brown. one of the motor-cyclists in the colHsion. and Chief Constable J. A. Wilson represented the police. C. Pearce. brother of the deceased, sa.id he was a competitor in the Troed- yrhiw Hill-climbing Competition at the Crewe Pitch. He rode the motor- cycie, while his brother was in the side- car. When coming down the hill, he noticed Mr. Brown s motor-cycle pro- ceeding round the bend into the middle of the road. Witness was making his second attempt, and was travelling at a rate of between 20 and 2.5 miles an hour. He did not see Brown until he had come round the bend to the middle of the road. The Coroner: What happened? Witness: When Mr. Brown got with- in 15 to 20 yards from me. he swerved to the right, which brought him in front of me. What collided?—The side-cars. Were you thrown out?—Yes, for a distance of ten yards. Where was your brother?—He was in the side-car, and the side-cars had jammed together. Some people gav& them help, but he did not know who they were. What is the rule of the road? When you come down the hill, don't, you give room to those coming up the hill? —I was keeping to my left. When I saw Brown, I put oS my engine and I skidded. Do you think you would have avoid- ed a collision if you had not skidded?— It could not be avoided. What was the nature of the competi- tion .It was a speed test. The Coroner: 1 am afraid that we will have to wait until Mr. Brown is better, so that he can give an answer to the evidence. Kvan Jones. 16 Bridge Street. Troed- yrhtw. stated that he was with Mr. Brown when the collision took place. Mr. Brown 'ode the cycle, and lie had his Sll'te1' and two children in, the side- car, while witness sat on the carrier. He first saw Mr. Pearce's car before the collision about 15 yards away. Mr. Brown's motor-cycle was proceeding at. a rate of between eight and ten miles an hour. au
Treharns Yonth Sent for Iria
Treharns Yonth Sent for Iria). George Henry Edgington (20), colliery roadman, of Trebarris, was charged at the -Merthyr Police Court on Tuesday with an attempted offence on Henry Stanley Dav)es (14), a lamp currier, on two occasions, namely, the 29th May and the 8th June. Evidence was given to the effect that the alleged attempts were made in the West Level of the No. 2 Treharris Pit. John Jehu. traffic manager, said that on the nrst occasion his attention was attracted by hearing the boy cry- ing. Witness told prisoner to "drop his game." and That. lie "ought to be ashamed of himself." Dr. Stcwart Dunbar. surgeon. Tre- h.n'tis. stated that he had examined the hoy on two occasions, but had found nobbing abnormal. P.S. J. Thomas said that lie arrested tile prisoner at his home on the 15th June. In rcpty to the charge pri- soner satd, i am not guilty." When charged by the Oerk, prisoner, who ha.s a bad impediment, in his speech, replied. I am not. guilty of it." Prisoner was committed for trial at the .Assizc.s.
Merthyr Electric Theatre Sottt
Merthyr Electric Theatre Sottt LOCAL PURCHASER. At tip' Castle Hotel. Mertlivr Tydfil, on June 24. Mr. F. A. Phillips, F.A.I., on<'red tor sate the well-appointed and up-M-date Cinema. known as the Mer- thyr Electric Theatre, wluch is held tor the residue of a. tenu of 98 1 yeajs, from May 1, )i)ll, less the la.st three da.ys of &uch term, at an aimua.1 rentoif 160. The T!ieatre, which was oFered aa a going conc-ern, is licensed for music and dancing, and is iully ap- pointed to comply with all bye-law and th,,I,r requirements. On the floor there is accommodation for an orchestra of 12 to 1.5 performers, with seats for ab- out 400 persons; a strongly-built new stae, a fully-equipped projecting stage, wa? ith sliding curtai ns. At ?he curtains. At he main entrance is a vestibule with a pay box containing up-to-date switch board, etc., controlling the light and ventila-t- ing fans Inside the building. The first noor comprises an operating chajn- ber. rewinding room. manager's onioe, staff room and store cupboards, while in the basement there is a generating chamber. The bidding commenced at L2,000, and the theatre was disposed of for £3.500 to Mr. J. E. Price, Ma.rdy Ho- tel. Plymouth Road, Merthyr TydmI. The solicitors to the vendor were Messrs. Vachell and Co., 124 Bute St., CurdiS.
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