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7 Tn-nl-rn- LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. AT THE DRAWING-ROOM, held by the Queen, at Bucking- ham Palace, oil Tuesday Inst, we observe that Mrs Fother- gill was presented to Her Majesty, by the Countess Gran- ville, and Miss Fothergill by her mother, Mrs Fotliergill. SUDDEN DEATH AT PENYDABREN. Mary Evans, a young woman, about 19 yeais of age, died suddenly last Sunday afternoon at three o'dock, from disease of the heart. She was buried last Wednesday, at the Pant Cemetery. THK NEW HIGH CONSTABLE. Mr William Todd, wine and spirit. merchant, .was on Wednesday sworn in as High Constable for the ensuing year. Mr Todd is a gentleman much respected in the town, and will, no doubt, discharge the duties jf the office with an ability equal to his pre- decessors. VANCE'S CONCERT PARTY.âIt will be observed by our advertizing columns that this company, numbering eight artistes intend appearing at the Temperance Hall, on Tues- day evening next.' The name of Vance alone is we are sure a sufficient guarantee that the entertainment will be a first- class one, and we have not the slightest, hesitation in pre- dicting a crowded house, which will repay Mr Leach, (i f Cardiff) for his spirited enterprize in engaging a company of such repute. BLASTINGS EXTRAORDINARY. -It is not often we hear of a more effective operation in blasting, than the one wit- nessed at the Dowlais lime-stone quarry, on Tuesday, 10th inst., viz six thousaud tons of stone being removed from their original position, and that in such small pieces as to require no further blasting. Upon enquiry we found the depth of the hole to be 38 feet, and the amount of powder used 5^ cwt. The gentleman who tired the shot was Mr Howell Jones, the respected manager of the above quarry. -Co rnnw It icated. PRACTICAL LIBERALITY.âFor the hit eleven years, as is known to many of our readers, the district ok Abercanaid, Pentrebach, and Troedyrhiw has been formed into a sepa- rate ecclesiastical district, but subject, in the matter of marriage and funeral fees, to the district of Merthyr. These fees have now accumulated to a very large amount, v. hich sum was due to the Hev J. Griffith, the rector. Mr Griffith, however, wltÃla generosity which was as unostentatious as it was liberal, very kindly placed the sum in the hands of the Rev Mr. Green, as his contribution to the funds of the Pentrebach, Abercanaid, and Troedyrhiw National Schools. The gift of so large an amount is the more appreciated as it was unsolicited, and the kindly feeling which it has engen- dered towards the Rector in the hearts of a people not under his pastoral charge is likely to be as enduring as it is agreeable. GRATIFYING SIGNS. -Ti)e works at Cyfarthfa are now car- ried Oil, in every department, with a vigour unparalleled in former times. The furnaces are now in full blast, the only one lately out having been re-lighted last week. Mr Crawsbay, jun., was present upon the occasion, and having complimented Mr W. Morgan upon the great success which had attended his genera! management of the furnaces, ex- pressed, in the presence of those engaged in that depart- ment, his hope that No. 1 furnace, re-lit with such manifes- tationc of pleasure, would for many years continue to yield its iron as satisfactorily, in quality and quantity, as the best of the other furnaces had hitherto done. This wish was received with cheering, and to give greater zest to the delight of the workinea Mr Urawshay gave them a practi- cal proof of his liberality. THE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE CHANCERY INJUNC- TION. -The Master of the liolls made an order on Monday for the sequestration of the rates, and condemned the Board of Health in the costs of the suit. The order is not to take effect until the second day of Trinity Term. the 27th inst. A special meeting of the Board was held the same afternoon, when it was resolved to appeal against the decision of the Master of the liolls. It was resolved, also, that a. deputation, consisting of tne chairman, Messrs Mar- tin, Morris, and Harris, should wait on the Home Secre- tary on the subject. Accordingly they immediately COIn- municated by wire with the sitting members to arrange for a meeting with the right hon. gentleman on Wednesday. Mr Fothergill immediately attended to the request, and the deputation were received by Mr Bruce, at the House of Commons, at three o'clock. The case was stated, and Air Bruce, who received the deputation most kindly, advised upon the matter. Our informant adds that Mr Richard also saw the deputation, and materially aided them in their object. The journey has certainly not been abortive, but of quite a contrary character, and there is great hope of success. Fuller particulars will probably be given in our next. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.âThe usual weekly meeting was held on Saturday, when there were present, G. T. Clark, Esq (chairman), Messrs W. L. Daniel, L. Rhys. W. Gould, J. Rhys, J. Lewis, J. Smith, R. Lewis, M. Edwards, J. W. Jones T. Williams, E. Lewis, J. W. James, W. Har- ris, H. Jenkins, and the Rev J. Griffith. The minutes of the last meeting having been read and confirmed, the only business transacted was the application for a testimonial for Hannah Wigley, who was applying for a situation as nurse to the Pontypridd Uni(,<n, she having previously served as such at this Union, The application was granted, j the Master speaking very highly of her. At this period Mr Clark entered the Board-room, and after apologizing for being late thanked them sincerely for the honour they had again conferred upon him, in their electing him as their chairman and he hoped that they would continue to go on as well as they had done hitherto. The Master then I reported that there had been 19 admitted 0 born 2 died and 20 discharged during the week, remaining in the house 298, as against 33T in the corresponding week of last year in the infirmary. 40. >- THE SUBSCRIPTION IN AID OF THE SUFFERERS BY THE LATE FIRE âThe subscription list in aid of the assistants, apprentices, and servants of Mr Meredith, who lost their clothing by the late fire, has been closed, and Mr T.J. Evans, Mr Wm. Harris, and a number of other subscri- bers, met at the Bush Hotel, on Monday, to consider the claims of the sufferers, and distribute the money. The amount collected was £ '125 2s, which was collected chiefly by Mr William Harris and Mr David' Phillips. Three young men also, Messrs Jenkins, Evans, and Harris, assis- tants at the South Wales Ironmongery Warehouse, Temple of Fashion, and the Cloth Hall, collected a con- siderable sum in small contributions. The principal con- tributors wereâThe Rector £ 10; Mr G. T. Clark, Dowlais House, £10 T. J. Evans, £ 10 Mr William Harris, £10 Messrs Phillips and Evans, £ 5 Rev Father Bruton, J3 3s. Everybody gave readily, and none more cordially than servant girls. It took the commi tee up- wards of three hours to investigate the claims and ascer- tain the losses of the sufferers. Their names are Bliss Howell, Miss Newell, and Mr James Jones, assistants E. M. Thomas and Miss Harvey^ apprentices Martha Tho- mas, Ann Jones-, and Rachel Williams, servants. Each one was paid the full value of his and her loss, and the balance remains at present in the Brecon Bank. THE SUNDAY CLOSING OF PUBLIC HOUSES.âAt a meeting in favour of this movement, held at the Temperance Hall last week, resolutions were passed approving, with certain exceptions, of the entire closing of public-houses on the Sabbath Day. These resolutions were forwarded to the Members for the Borough, accompanied by a solicitation that they should give the Bill, when introduced into Par- liament. their support. C, E Matthews, Esq., the late High Constable, who, as chairman of the public meeting, forwarded the resolutions, has received the following letter in acknowledgment Ifrom R. Fotliergill, Esq.M.P. House of Commons, May 9, 1870.-To C. b. Matthews, Esq High Constable, flerthyr Tydfil: DearSir, am duly in receipt of your letter of the 5th instant, handing the copy of the resolutions adopted by a meeting of inhabi- tants, and others, held in the Temperance Hall, Mcrthyr, last Wednesday and I trust that it is scarcely necessary for me to say that the subject shall have my attention and best consideration. It would be difficult to find a stronger foe to drinking, and drunkenness, than myself; and cer- tainly if it were possible to put a stop to both, or even, to materially lessen the evil, I should esteem it a privilege to make a large personal sacrifice of time, money, and feeling, to such an end; but I have learnt to distrust Legislative interference in such social questions and looking at the complication of rights, and feelings, in connection with the proposed object of closing public-houses on Sundays; the class nature of such legislation; the inevitable. I tear, eva- sion of the law; and the intense irritation and discontent likely to ensue ;âI am at a loss for arguments of adequate powei to justify my vote being given in favour oi the mea- sureâstrongly as I approve of, and sympathise with, the motive which has originated it.âI am, dear Sir, yours ^dth- fully, RICHARD FOTHERGILL." â«>-â DOWLAIS. A TOWN-HALL FOR DOWLAIS ⢠âEfforts are being made to obtain a town-hall for Dowlais. A company has been formed, and a number of shares have been taken, and there is every prospect of the enterprise being carried out. Such a building is very much wanted at Dowlais. DREADFUL ACCIDENT.â On Monday morning last, an accident of a very serious character occurred to a youth I named William Peters. The unfortunate lad, who is onjy 15 years of age was going to his work in one of the coal pits of the Dowlais Company, and when near the Cwmbar- goed Incline he fell down from the truek that he was riding upon, and the engine passed over both his thighs. He was at once removed to his hoine'in Sand Street, where surgical attendance was promptly at hand; but the injuries that the poor lad had received were of such a character that one of his legs was amputated at once, the other being injured too near the body to allow its being similariiy dealt with. Ho consequently lies in such a precarious state that injured too near the body to allow its being similariiy dealt with. He consequently lies in such a precarious state that his life- is despaired of. Since the above was in type we have beard that the death of the lad has taken place. THE LATE EXPU>SMN AT VOCHHIW. âTHE INQUEST.â The adjourned inquest oil the two men who lost their lives by the late explosion at the Vochriw pit was held at the Holly Bush Inn. Dowlais, on Tuesday, before Mr Overton and a respectable jury. After several witnesses had been examined, which occupied several hours, Mr Matthew Truran, principal coal agent of the Dowlais Company, made the following statement "1 have inquired into the cir- cumstances of the late explosion, and aid of opinion that it took place in the entrance of the stables, of No. 5 cross- heading, and that i. arose from the two doors at the bottom of the heading being left open by the ostlers, who were obliged to take the horses through the doors from the stables to the place they got their water. That would have caused an accumulation of gas to arise in the extreme ends of the workings, and by shutting those doors. again the air was sent round through those workings again and brought.the gas with it to the stables, where it ignited with the light kept in the stables. Very little damage was done to the pit." Mr Wales, the Government inspec- > tor, who was present, concurred with Mr Truran as to the.- cause of the explosion. The Coroner summed up the evidence very ably and carefully, and the jury returned the following verdict We find that the deceased came to their deaths from an explosion of tire damp, and that the explosion was produced by some doors being left open." â

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