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MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD.

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COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN.

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MERTHYR TYDFIL LOCAL BOARD…

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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. THE ALLEGHANIAN BELL RINGERS AND VOCALISTS are announced at the Dilll Hall this evening and to- morrow evening. It is one of the most attractive and skilled entertainments with which we are visited, and we hope that they will have crowded audiences. RE-VALUATION OF PROPERTY.âTradesmen and cottage proprietors have been placed under an obligation to Dr James for bringing before the Hoard of Guardians the question of are-valuation of property for assessment pur- poses. Our coal proprietors and iron masters, obtaining as they have during the last twelvemonth such enormous prices, have scarcely contributed their fair quota to local rates, whereas cottage owners have been over- burdened. We hope this movement will end in adjust- ing in a fairer degree the burden to the back, and that the time is not far off when royalties also, like other property, will be assessed to local rates. P-ENrDARBEN Ciiuitoii. The Merthyr District Choral Associotion of Wehlt Choirs held a festival at the above church on Thuisday, October 2nd. The choirs con- nected with the festival were Dowlais, Penydarren, Tydfil's Well, and Cytai thfa. Special interest was at- tached to the service from the fact that it was the first time the Association held a "festival" at the above church. It was also known that among the choristers there were several solo singers of conspicuous ability in South Wales, such as Mrs Helleman (late Miss Forey), Mr D. W. Willinms, J. L. Davies, J. Williams, and S. Edwards. The festival commenced at 7 p.m., by which time the church was filled to overflowing. Mr C. D. Lewis (Cerddor Gwalia) conducted, the ser- vice being intoned by the rector of Dowlais (the Rev. J. Jones). Mrs Kirkhouse presided at the harmonium. Among the clergy present were the Revs E. T. Jones, Dowlais; W. Davies, Penydarren; H. Kirkhouse, Cyfarthfa â Lewis, Tydfil's Well; â Thomas, Mer- thyr and C. Jones, Cyfarthfa. The processional hymn was sung by a very powerful surpliced choir of well- trained voices, aided by the clergy. Nothing more true could be said of the execution of the processional hymn than that it commanded approval. The first lesson was read by the Rev Mr Thomas, Merthyr. The Magnificat" was sung to a single chant in F, by Hayes; the singing was admirably rendered. The second lesson was also read by Mr Thomas, Merthyr. The" Nunc Dimittis" was chanted to a single chant in A. This canticle was also sung with marked pre- cision and fine expression indeed the psalms and canti- cles were so well sung. that to dwell upon every note- worthy detail would be to go through the musical ser- vice line by line. The anthem was a Welsh composition from the pen of Owain Alaw." Previous to the ser- mon a fine tune was sung called Dymuniad it was sung with much pathos. The Rev H. Kirkhouse, M. A., preached an excellent sermon from the words in Genesis ix, 13. After the sermon the hymn Dyma Geidwad" was sung to "Vesper;" and the hymn Dan dy fendith was sung to a fine Welsh tune in G major. Then came the Hallelujah Chorus," by Han- del, which was rendered in a very masterly style, and which wound up the festival. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE.âA public meeting, which we are sure will prove interesting and instructive, on this subject, is announced to take place at Zoar Chapel on Tuesday evening next. A singular feature in the pro- ceedings is that it will be addressed by three ladies of great literary distinction, and who can express them- selves with elegance, fluency, and power. These ladies are Mrs Crawshay, Mrs Professor Fawcett, and Miss Ashworth, of Bath. Some may think with us that the franchise is already too far extended and if these ladies could devise some method by which political power could be withdrawn from men careless of their social and domestic dutiesâignorant and dissipatedâand transferred to intelligent females, they would contribute a boon to the community. We fear, however, that the day is far distant when women generally will demand or appreciate political power, but should that day ar- rive, it will certainly not bring with it much additional personal happiness, nor much substantial advantage to the general community. If women, among many in our humbler classes, would but make their homes clean, comfortable, and happy, we might well excuse them from being burdened with political responsibilities. -r

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ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.

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MERTHYR BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.