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ABERDARE POLICE COURT.

MR FOTHERGILL AT ABERDARE.

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MR FOTHERGILL AT ABERDARE. On Wedae^ny evening, Mr Fothorgill ad- dressed a crow lod meeting at Oalvaria Chapel. Most of the leading inhabitants of tho town were present, and the honourable gontleman on making his appearanco mot with a most on- thusiastic reception. Mr Fothorgill, jun.,was also very warmly received. Mr W. Thomas, manager of the Gadlys Works, presided, and briefly introduced the proceedings. Mr Fothergill said Oentlemen, I must say that I am a little taken aback at this exceedingly cordial reception, and also at being so very aud- donly called upon to address you. I thought my friend, the chairman, would make a few explana- tory remarks, and so give me a little time to col- lect my thoughts. The fact is, I have been so busily engaged that I have hardly had five minutes to consider the subjects which I should bring before you, and instead of which I find my- self already before you, but not quite as well prepared as I should have desirei. You will re- member it is only some five years since we so constantly met at the last election, at which you received me with most surprising kindness, and rcturnod me with a m,j()t-ity of votes that was most gratifying to my feelings. Those five years hive passed over our heads, and certainly when I look upon the coujitonanc a of many of my frien'ls, I must say tliat time has dealt very light- ly with them. Whether it bo the prosperity which has blessed this district—and in blessing tho district blessed them—or whether it be our pure mountain air, but I cannot help feeling that time has not been quite so lenient to me. The truth is the hours 1 have been obliged to keep during the last five years in London have not been by any mea ns as healthy hours as you spend in the country 5 however, my consolation and hope is that I have given you satisfaction. (Hear, hear ) I went into Parliament, as you know, fresh from all th.! vocations of busiuess as your representative, pledged to support certain mea- sures with all my strength and p-ivver. f will tell you it is not only the speeches which arc ad- dressed in the Hall of St. St- piious are of most good, but members of Parliament, especially pri- vate members, are able to o a gr -at d al of ^ood in the coriidors, in the library, and in the smok- ing r oin of the Bouse of Commons. I must here confess to a slight weakness—f don't, smoke my- self, but I wish 1 did. It seems to me to be a very genial occupation, at all events, those who smoke seelD to like it; but although I don't sf.:oke myself, I am happy to sit with thoso who ùo, and they are good enough to overlook my weakness. The fact is, there is a great dual more practical work done in the spioking room of the House of Commojts than perhaps in

MR. HENRY RICHARD'S MEETINGS.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES.

MOUNTAIN ASH.

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