ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. The triennial election of the Aberdare School Board takes place on Monday next. Last Thursday was the day appointed for nominations, and the office of Mr. Price was fairly besieged with the papers of probable candidates. When the time had expired it was found that 32 persons had been nominated to till the 13 vacant seats upon the Board. The nominations wcre Mrs. Hettie Angus, Constitutional Buildings. William Charles, 67. Harriet-street, grocer. D. Davies, grocer, Canton House. David Morgan Davies,Calvinistic Methodist, Cwm- bach. D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd. Henry Davies, checkweigher, Al>eram;
QECKETAKIKS of Churches cannot do better than zet ►J thfir rrintin- done at the TIMES PKlNTUfG WORKS, JOBS SiMBT, Heaibtk. fewest tv-pe-but workmemMup.
I ttoo late for Classification* l Aberdare School Board Election. MARCH 25th. 1395. TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— Having been selected by a General Meeting of the Workmen of the Colliery with which I have had the bonour of being connected with for the last 20 years, and also by a Public Meeting of Ratepayers in Aberaman, I beg to offer myself as a Cannidate for a seat on the above Board. I am confident that my p:tA actions with regard to Public Matters will recommend me to your favourable consideration. Should you do me the honour of return- ing me, it will be my endeavour to do my utmost to secure the best possible Education for all your children under the present Code. I shall deem it my duty to see that our Schools are kept in good repair, clean and comfortable, believing this to be advantageous to the health of the Children and Teachers, as well as to the Ratepayers' pecuniary interest. I believe our staff of Teachers should be treated on equitable terms, and that their salaries ought to compare favourably with those of other Teachere under adjacent Boards were analogous duties are per- formed. I am in the field as a Representative of Labour, and naturally the welfare of all the Children of the Toiling Classes shall have my special attention and sympathy, and I will do what I can to influence the Board to extend the privileges of Technical Educa- tion to our young lads who have left school for the mine and other spheres of labour in order to help their families to get a livelihood. I think some plan should be adopted instead of summoning parents before the Police Courts for their children's non-attendance at School. In the hope of receiving a share of your Votes and Interest, I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours very faithfully, HENRY DAVIES, 33, Brook-street, Aberaman. Check-weigher.
TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— We, your servants, again seek re-election on the School Board. As a number of you know, we thought of giving up our seats on the above Board, as we have so many other engagements. But as we understood by the majority of the representatives that were at Cardiff, on March 11th, that it was your wish that we should contest again, and rather than go against the wish of the colliers, and especially those that shewed such zeal in the last County Council Election, we have resolved to seek re-election. We would like to impress upon the Electors that we have not the slightest sympathy with the Sectarian lines that are thrust upon you in this election, as we are contesting the seats npon Non-sectarian lines, promising to do all in our power for the parents and children of the working men, if elected. We are, yours obediently, DAVID MORGAN, Miners' Agent, Aberdare. JOHN DAVIES, Checkweigher, Hirwian.
TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— Under the auspices of the Women's Li beral and British Women's Temperance Associations, I have allowed myself to be nominated as a candidate for the above election, and recognise the growing feeling in the country in favour of granting women her due rights and privileges as a citizen. As wife, mother, and a teacher for 10 years at Trecynon Seminary, I claim to have some knowledge of the work and duties of a school board. A woman knows more of the special needs of the female departments than man can hope to, and it is, therefore, essential that one should be upon the Board. If elected, duo efficiency. with proper economy, will always be con- sidered. Trusting upon your vote, I am, ANNIE GRIFFITHS JONES. Broniestin, 29, Hirwain-road, Aberdare.
TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I have been asked by a large number of the Rate- payers of the Parish to stand as a Candidate for the School Board Election. I hope that my business qualifications may com- mend me to your considerations. As a resident of the Parish for Twenty-three years (and a Ratepayer for the last Sixteen), I have a thorough knowledge of the District, and am well acquainted with the views of the inhabitants on the Education of their Children. I am in favour of Religious teaching for the Children, and should do my best (if you return me) to see that such teaching is given to them out of the Bible. Whilst anxious that a thoroughly good education should be provided in our schools, I believe that this should be carried out with due regard to economy. If you do me the honour to return me to the Board, T will do my utmost to see that the interest of both children and ratepayers arc duly attended to. Believe me, yours sincerely, THOMAS LLOYD. 14, Commercial-street, Aberdare, March 16th, 1895.
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ABERDARE. lr"t EMPIRE MUSIC TTTALL, tt ^Si-^eat-ion Grounds (Entrance, High-street). p'* MR. W. ETANS. FIRST-CLASS ARTISTES AdTb.i 6d Is., 25. Half-price at 9 o'clock to all scats SONT^XOBGE FISHHB, after a long illness, died on t»eor ^Qrning. He was the medical officer of the Ts an(^ ^henk'n Collieries. aid p AND SON'S Pure Home-made BREAD Ab^rj Ake — Gadlys Shop (opposite Public Park), Orders taken for HOME-MADE CAKE. delivery to anv town- 'titan:„e ')Qards at Aberdare are covered with a long jj 8 sentence, Who's Shon Crow ?" Thvtrs|fEY ^ATr'H.—Upon the cricket grounds on ^Weei ay there was an interesting hockey match >l*xn*he newly f°rmet* Hockey Clnb and a team The naf5 °l'J players now resident in the town. arik e,-ignated themselves Town versus The ,ad thpSL> rom t'le 8tart the town representatives '>y tverf ,fc °f 'he game, and it ended in their favour j,^0 goals to Bankers' nil. '^at in \f^a^e on Sunday evening a policeman, on his the k.n Market-strent, discovered smoke coming from ^Dnl o^ ned by Mr. Williams, of the Aberdare ^isc Stores. Proceeding to the premises it was v.-0r?Vered that a fire had broken out. It was the int0C °* but a *ew minutes to get the hose and reel and Inspector Davies, with his staff, were rpStUed^ spot. Three valuable horses were daitia„6, ^injured, hut the premises were much t^ay 1° bY the tire and water. TL-e aggregate loss Prorn.testilliated at perhaps only JE40. thanks to the CAT action of the police, ^he SCHOOLS.A soiree in connection with 0tid,iv ?kss held at ^the above took place on for the Cveilin?- The room was nicely decorated Mr. j ?Ccaaion. After luncheon the hon. secretary, Sooil t\> i e^an' ma^e a lengthy sj>eech, showing the ^othe6 ss had done by keeping the young folks stal], p Mrs. Smith officiated at the refreshment reat cre^'t's due to Messrs. J. Lenehan, hon. 0rVnd Brough, M.C., for the manage- all. IJJ the dance, which was highly appreciated ny IJost en 6 nee came to a clese at four a.m., after a M JOyable evening had been spent. RFR- \V DAY Snow. -At the Boot Hotel on Friday, £ ay ol David presided over a meeting of the May Committee. There were present Dr. Win 'le. Lieut. Gvegor, Capt. W. D. Phillips, Mr. ;Ve^ "organ, Mr. Evan Williams, Mi-. W. Oxen Will- nar.V surgeon), Mr. D. Griffiths, Mr. L. N. (seCtG^s>Mr. W.G.Thomas,and Mr.D.TudorWilliams lieWjsary)- Letters were read from Mr. Herbert from \r accepting the presidency of the show, and ^tr. a A. Thoma-s, M.P., Mr. Joshua Vaughan, ^U(J jj" Jones, Sir W. T. Lewis, Mr. W. T. Ree9, W *ar; ^van Jones as patrons. A working com mi t- 'i%t of s Appointed to draw u\> the schedule, &c., and a sho\p ,,s!1'Jseri tiers was read out. The prospects of the y ,IS season are exceptionally brilliant. AT>GR^TRV MEKTIXG.—A vestry meeting was held at to notaft.0n Thursday morning, and it was satisfactory of that there was an unusually large attendance V'^ VOT^IENJ Present. Mr. Da vies, Cambrian House, trp. to the chair. Prior to the selection of three H6c1' entatiyes; upon the Burial Boaad, Mr. T. Tltomas •Hr, Yj.Perr'iis«ion to speak u|X)n the good services of C)e er but the Rev. Griffiths rose to a point of of ^I^v stopped Mr. Thomas advocating the claims J'Hs a' •vana at that meeting. The result of the poll KvaJ follows:—Mr. H. A. Davies, 29 Mr. Selwyn 12 j,' 28; Mr. O. Harries, Trecynon, 22; Mr. Evans, thr'ow- three highest were declared elected, thus **tviclng out Mr. Evans from the board after 27 years' the reN The selection of auditors ended in favour of tting ticm of Mr" Pl •ice, and a new man in Mr. —There was a large cortege at the Aber- arc, C the j eiuetery on Friday week, when the remains of Her Mr. Jacob Harries, grocer, Gadlys-road, h0u„ ,nterred. The Rev. H.J. Harries read at the the rl' and the Rev. 1). iDa vies, Gwawr, prayed. At Ctyiwiave the Kevs. B. Evans, Gadlys W. Thcmns, IWilliams, Ynysllwydd J. Bethuel, tll an-ies, and others officiated. There were a Hiirj )Cr of mourners, including deceased's brother ('• R-;Ql°ther. In the procession were two clubs Proo-'8 °f Bees and the "A.O.F."), of which Mr. t()0^r was trustee, Mr. J. Price, W. K. Thomas, J. T1]"5' hitcher, Gadlys J. W. Thomas, Trecynon Xlr' ii°yd, grocer Mr. C. J. Howell, Aberaman inan. 1 "'ones, Aberaman Mr. J. H. James, Abera- ?foce' • Powell, grocer; Mr. D. L. Thomas, ^Uiiri1' Miss Rees, Aberaman: Mr. D. Davies, lder. and others. Cr ABERAMAN. ^'idf'rT ^YI,1) BRANCH.—The above society has lj« ad i.'° Pu^'c meeting on the 26th inst., to by Messrs. Beriah Gwynfe Evans and [ward, The former will speak in the ver- o' and e 'atter in English, on Liberalsm ^ytnn, Fydd in theory and practice." All and the general public are invited to attend. CONCERT.—Last Sunday was a juvenile liisjtjta^ the sacred concerts held at the Temjierance &rJU» ^r- Charles Frame presided, and the pro- tof,].t11"' was an interesting one, and the following 'f°hn Part -.—Miss George, Miss Lizzie Pugh, Mr. ^-een, Misw Mary Llewelyn, Mrs. Frame, Mus > and ALr. Pegge. 'ALLOWS.—On Monday last the quarterly "A.aR lilig of the above order of" the Aberdare district, ,J()hn eld at the Lamb and Flag Hotel. Mr. Lewis Prided, and among other business of the the selection of delegates to attend the visjt' There was a good attendance of delegates and ?«.!• -ho represented the fifty lodges in the le^t ri The Host and Hostess prov ided an excel- fiftv "nner, which was partaken of by upwards of r.0 —There was a numerous procession fol- kilK f tlie remains of poor William Davies, who was i>at the Fforcliaman Pits last week. The Rev. elikinf, aron, assisted by the Re f(,t' which his fatlier hhs )>een secretary for ( dr,J3 of ten years. Mown.TKM'AHY.-The D.C.T., Bro. C. Gallivan, boat" Vn visited the "Father Mathew Life- *'tual ^.e 'a-,t session, and was received with a u r^ption, and was invited to preside. During tsUrLv0 ,♦ D.C.T. expressed himself as greatly 'n,at the extraordinary progress made by this K^L" .o D.C., Bro. I)avies, and L.D., Bro. n^bk *^sp,okc in, a similar strain. The latter being §H\-e „ -t,nd. words suitable to express his J\(j -r tat ion, which was well-recei\ed. Tlie new &r
n'n hands are caused bv W asbin^' Dnv. wjrpnsad, ?sV MATCHLlvSS C'LEA^SliB «OAT at Once, I prar.
MOUNTAIN ASH. —Mr. North, the stipendiary, taught those who are Ri ven to cruelty to hor-es underground a lesson last police-court day. A haulier employed at Messrs. Nixon's Navigation Colliery was charged with literally gonging out one of the eyes of a horse, and received the exemplary fpunishment of two months' hard. The act was an abominable one, and the punishment none too severe. -Two otters were caught one day last week near the offices of Messrs. Nixon's Navigation in the river Cynon. Some years have now elapsed since the otter hounds paid this locality a visit. We venture to think there will be plenty of sport this summer for a hunt. Will the master ot the Llanwonno hounds take note. —The success attending the sale of tickets for the railway orphans' tea to be held on Good Friday has been so great that no less than 250 were sold in four days. The Drill Hall has been secured for the even- ing concert, and Mr. Joe Evans, the well-known local comic, along with other splendid artistes, have been booked to sing. -Something unique in the way of giving passes in and out at the forthcoming eisteddfod is about to be adopted. We hear that the method proposed is one which has worked most satisfactorily at some of the largest concerts in the Metropolis, and is done by indelibly stamping a particular mark on the back of the hand or wrist of the person wishing to leave the grounds, and who is also wishful of returning. There is something grotesquely poetical in the idea. -The following was overheard near the Co- operative Stores one evening last week. Two little boys in conversation First boy: Where did your mother get that little baby from V Second boy She said she bought it in London from the Queen. First boy Why didn't she buy it in the Co-operative Stores? She would get dividend on it then. Pro- mising lad, that young Jabez. J —Mountain Ash was honoured one day last week with a tribe of sooty looking gipsies, none of whom could speak a word of English. The week before a batallion of the same tribe passed through the town with three bears keeping them company. -We hear upon good authority that Duffryn House, the Mountain Ash residence of the late Lord Aberdare, is to be closed for at least nine months in the year. This step will be much regretted by the whole of the inhabitants of the town. It is daily remarked that the family will be much missed, and the truth of this will be keenly felt in many quarters of the place. -An Irish wake took place a few evenings ago at which a Welshman found himself one of the honoured guests. He says he shall never forget it. The wake" was followed by a sound "sleep." —A full rehearsal of the test piece, Put off, oh Jerusalem," was held on Sunday evening last by Mr. J. James' party. -St. Patrick's Day was celebrated at Mountain Ash by the resident Irishmen in a very quiet manner. The fact of the 17th of March falling on a Sunday no doubt somewhat accounted for the absence of any outward demonstration. The national emblem was worn by both old and young. PoncE-CouRT.—Wednesday, before Mr. W. M. North and Dr. Davies.-An order for 18s. was made against — Williams, a mason, for.the maintenance of his son at the reformatory school.-At the instruction of the Llanwonno School Board, Attendance Officer William Jones appeared to prosecute in 18 cases against parents for the non-attendance of their children at the school. The following are the names of the parents proceeded against :—Henry Harris, William Harris, David Evans (two cases), W. West, James Woodman, W. John, Isaac Morgan, D. Davies, George Furlong, Samuel Evans, Samuel Scannel, W. Vicarrev, David Morgan, William Thomas and W. Clarke.—The majority of the cases were adjourned for a month to see if better atten- dance would be shown. Peter Campbell had 14 dayf" change of air for sleeping near the limekiln.— —Henry Haines enjoyed the good company at the Belle Vne, Penrhiwceilier, to such an extent that he refused to quit. I\ C. Martin succeeded inputting hi in out, and then William Haines (brother of Henry) challenged the constable and the landlord, for which Henry had to pay 15s. and costs, and William had to assist him by 10s. and costs. Jeremiah Keiff got over the mark, and had 5s. and costs against him. Richard Phillips, alias David Richards, for challeng- ing people to light had 15s. registered against him.- -George Bridge got free in consequence of his previous good conduct.—James Howells had to pay 10s. for the drunkard's offence. Thomas Watts, for having a good pair of lungs, had to pay 178. Frederick Sheldon could not find an urinal, and had to pay 17s. including costs. William James Prouse, for interfering with the execution of the law upon last defendant, had 17s. to pay. Thomas Jones, Ferndale Thomas Meredith, Ynysybwl Morgan Davies, Ynysybwl George Sheen, Naviga- tion E. Jones, Navigation and W. John, Moun- tain Ash, were ordered by the Bench to pay the district and water rate forthwith. PENRHIWCEIBER. THE PENKHIWCEIBER COLLIERY COMPANY.—Last year's working shows a profit of £ 25,047 15s. 9d., which, after writing off JB9,059 10s. 4d. for under- ground expenditure, &c., and adding tbp amount brought forward from the last account, leaves an available balance of profit of £ 21,062 0s. 8d. Out of this profit an interim dividend has been paid on the preference and ordinary shares to June 30th last of £8,750, which leaves a balance now to be divided of £ 12,312 Os. 8d. The directors recommend that a dividend at the rate of five per cent, per annum on the ordinary shares be declared (free of income tax) for the half-year ending December 31st, 1894, making a dividend of five per cent. on the preference shares, and five per cent. on the ordinary shares for the year, which, after deducting the interim dividend on the preference and ordinary shares to June 30th last, will absoib the suin of JB8,750, leaving £3,562 Os. 8d. to be carried forward. ABERDARE JUNCTION. —Dr. A. J. Griffith, enoou raged by his success with the late Ambulance Class, has now under his tuition a class of ladies, to which Miss E. Cheen is secretary. It it predicted that they will rtce", in proficiency their male predecessors. -An effort has been made to raise by voluntary sub- scriptions money for the purpose of making access to and from the railway station. Should this prove futile I would suggest the money be borrowed, and a toll be levied until the debt is cleared off. —The school children's concerts were a big success in more ways than one. The rumour is that they had been the means of giving a much-needed fillip to the matrimonial market. Just you wait and see. CONCERTS. —For the purpose of providing funds for the establishment of a circulating library, concerts were held on the 14th and 15th inst., at the Board Schools. Both meeting-; were crowded, the whole of the proceedings being rendered by children attending the schools and trained by their devoted schoolmaster, Mr. Evans. The children seated upon a gradationed elevation in their pretty attires formed a most pleas- ing spectacle. The whole of the programme, which included various difficult evolutions, was rendered in a manner which was very convincing as to the careful training they had had, and elicited loud applause. The selection of Mr. E. H. Battram as chairman to the first concert was a happy oue, he having had so much to do with training of children here that they were as much at home with him as he was with the children. Some time ago, on an occasion similar to this, Mr. Battram in reply to a vote of thanks said that it was a belief of his that he should spend much of his time with these little ones in the life beyond the grave may this grand hope be realised. An old axiom asks, what is home without a mother ? What is any world or world anywhere without our little ones V Echo answers, empty. At the second concert our School Board member, Mr. Dr. A. J. Griffith, took the chair. These two entertainments proving such a success it was decided to hold another on the 16th, when a novelty was introduced by tho election of Mrs. Joseph Hiscock, as chairwoman, and she did well in the ro'c of the New Woman."
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¡ TREDEGAR. TRY M. H. HUGHES'S HEALTH BREAD." A sure cure for indigestion. M. H. Hughes, Glyn Shop Bakery, Tredegar. N.B.—This bread is manufactured from the finest materials, and is noted for its purity and excellence. Give it a triul, and yon will convinced of its superiority. W. F. HARVBT, Wholesale and Retail Draper, Ac., is now making his first spring show of ladies' mantles, jackets, and capes, millinery, bats, bonnets, dress materials, gloves, &c., &c. In all departments goods will be found wonderfully cheap.-5, 6, 7, and 8, Commercial-road. —Trade still keeps quiet. -Master Ben George, the promising youug Trede- gar violinist, is studying at the R.A.M. -If people had a proper knowledge of Welsh they would not pronounce Natybwch "Nant-y-book," Gellidywyll "Jellydowell," and Bedwellty "Bed- welltee." -The road from the station to Morgan-street is very badly lighted. On dark nights pedestrians have some unpleasant experiences there. —No one can complain of the sixe of the stones put on the road at Morgan-street. They are big enough to euit anybody's fancy. A little too big, perhaps, for people's corns. -The promised gift of a peal af bells for Bedwellty Church will greatly improve that ancient pile. It is a most interesting place is Bedwellty Church. It makes one think ot the old grey church mentioaed by Mrs. Wood in "The Mystery of Jessie Page," which stood in a solitary spot," and where village girls went sometimes to watch for the shadows' on St. Mark's Eve, and owls had a habit of darting out of the belfry at night." -Our footballers are taking it easy. A match was to have been played recently with Rhymney at Tredegar, but the Khymneyites did not turn np, much to the chagrin of the Tredegarites, who thought jt a very "rummy" action. The Tredegar Club gave tit for tat, and did not turn up at Rhymney for the return fixture. -There was an ice-cream cart in our streets last week. It gave one the shivers, and made people think of the recent frost. -Calverly in his ode to tobacco said that it was— "Sweet when the morn is grey. Sweet when they've cleared away Lunch at close of day Possibly sweetest." But tobacco has its abuses, and to see mere slips of lads, just passed the second standard, smoking cigarettes, as is the case in Tredegar street*, is a bit off. —Spring has come upon us with exceptional power, and so balmy was tne weather on Monday that parasols were all the rage with the Tredegar ladies." -Mv tin whistle, please "Spring! spring! beautiful spring, Hitherward cometh like hope on the wing, Raiseth a chorus of joy i.1 the wood Toucheth the bud, and it burst into bloom, Biddeth the beautiful rise from the tomb Spring spring beautiful spring ACCIDENT.—On Monday, Mr. Thomas Edwards, a collier, living at, Georgetown, broke his leg whilst working at the Whitworth Colliery. THEATRICALS. — Maggie Morton's Company per- formed Our Native Home," and Nugent's Company performed "A Madman's Crime," before good audiences at the Temperance Halt last week. SUCCESS.—A journal called the "Sunday Com- panion" recently offered prizes for the best practical scheme of advertising th« paper. Mr. H. Jameb, of Tiedegar, was one of the prize-winners. MUSICAL.—Miss S. A. Lewis, of Tredegar, was one of the artistes at the Abergavenny Congregational Church concert. Miss Lewis acquitted herself re- markably well. MUSICAL.—Master Ben George, the son of Mr. B. L. George, haa just commenced a course of study at tho Royal Academy of Music. The young musician gives considerable promise of becoming a clever violinist, and has already ligrured prominently at the Pontypridd and Carnarvon National Eisteddfodau. PERSONAL.—We are pleased to notice that the Rev. W. Evans, pastor of the English Baptist Chapel at Sirhowy, delivered his noted lecture on "Music and Praise," at Trecynon, Aberdare, last week. We understand that the reverend gentleman will conduct the musical festival to be held at Cilgerran, Pem- brokeshire, en Good Friday. A RECKLESS JEWELLER.—At Tredegar Bankruptcy Court on Friday, the examination of Robert C. Cowell, jeweller, New Tredegar, was conducted. The liabilites were stated at JB795 8s. 8d., and the assets JB54 8s. The cause of failure was attributed to illness of debtor's wife, heavy rent, and travelling expenses. Debtor admitted getting through J61,000, which had been left him, in speculation and racing. The examination was adjourned. DRAMATIC AND HUMOROUS RECITAL.—Miss Nora, Hastings gave a dramatic and humorous recital at the Temperance Hall on Tuesday night, under the auspices of the Tredegar Literary and Scientific Association. By way of varying the proceedings, Miss Herbert gave two pianoforte solos very effec- tively, and Mr. E. C. Daviea, a favourite local singer, gave a solo, for which he was encored. Miss Hastings has won a name for recitals, and on the present occasion she was quite up to her reputation. MARUIAGE.— Mr. T. Reynolds,son of Mr. Reynolds, J.P., chairman of the Urban District Council, was last week married to Miss Williams, daughter of Mr. Morgan Williams, Glantowy, Llandovery. The in- teresting event took place at Llandovery Church, and occasioned much interest in the locality of Llandovery, where the bride is well known and respected. In the unavoidable absence of the Vicar, the curate officiated. The bride, who was charmingly attired, was given away by her father. Mr. Walter Dayson, Ebbw Vale, acted as best man, and the bridesmaid was Miss Richards, Stacy Hill, who was also very prettily attired, and wore a magnificent brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. Both bride and bridesmaid carried beautiful bouquets of flowers, the gifts of the bridegroom. The path leading to the church was carpeted over, and on emerging from the church the newly-married couple had to stand the usual fusilade of rice and a host of kindly greetings for a happy married life. A recherche wedding breakfast was partaken of at Glantowy, when the health of the happy pair was drunk with much enthusiasm. The wedding cake attracted the admiration of all. It was manufactured at Mr. M. H. Hughes' Glyn Shop Bakery, Tredegar. The newly-married couple left for London by the afternoon train to spend their honeymoon, amidst the firing of guns and the cheer- ing and hearty felicitations of their numerous friends and acquaintances. Amongst the bridal party were Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hughef, Glyn Shop, Tredegar. The wedding present.. numbered close upon 180, and were both handsome and varied. At Tredegar much interest was manifested in the happy event, and both Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have the best wishes of the townspeople for a long life of wedded bliss. NEW TREDEGAR. SPECIAL SERVICES.—Special preaching services were held at the English Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday last. The Rev. T. R. James, Mountain Ash. occupied the pulpit, and preached three impressive sermons to large congregations. The choir, under the careful training of Mr. J. Gulliver, rendered suitable anthems prepared specially for the event. Good collections were realised. ALLEGED BIGAMY. — E\an Morgan, timberman, New Tredegar, was charged at Pontypool Police- court, on Saturday, with felonioftsly marrying Ellen M'Carthy, at Pontypool, on July 17th, 1887, his law- ful wife being then and now alive. Prisoner said that he told M'Carthy a fortnight before the marriage that he was already married.—Prisoner was commit- ted for trial at the next Monmouth Assizes, bail being allowed, prisoner in JB20, and two sureties in j610 each. PERSONAL.—We are favoured with this opportunity of congratulating Councillor N. Phillips, J.P., on his being raised to the aldermanie bench at the Mon- mouthshire County Council held at Newport on Wednesday last. Mr. Phillips has taken a deep interest in the management of the Bedwellty Urban District Council, having been chairman since the formation of that body, and being a member of the County Council has been able to watch the interests of the district by which he was unanimously elected. OstTUAKY.—We regret the demise of a well-known and highly-respected inhabitant in the person of Mr. SV. Griffiths ("Tanymarian "), who breathed his last on Friday. Deceased had lived here for a great number of years, and was a prominent member of the Welsh Congregational body. He had also taken part in several singing associations and eisteddfodan, he being the possessor of a fine bass voice. More would doubtless have been heard of him but for the very trying complaint of asthma, from which he suffered greatly We offer the bereaved family our sympathy in this their trouble. The funerel took place on Monday last at Coed-pen-maen. TRADE.—The trade of this place and district con- tinues to hold its own, the various collieries being kept going regularly, chiefly through the energetic and enterprising efforts of the Powell Duffryn Coal Company, under the management of Mr. N. Phillips. About 2,500 tons of coal are being raised daily at the New Tredegar and Elliot Collieries, which means employment for a very large number of workmen. Great progress is being made with the sinking opera- tions of the two pits at Cwmsifiog, by Messrs. Piggott and Sons, for the Powell Duffryn Company, and will add a large number to the population of the neigh- bourhood. Prepatatory work is also being pushed forward at Bargoed, where the same company are about sinking two pits to the steam coal. RHYMNEY. REHEARSAL. — A rehearsal of the Calvinistic Methodist District Choirs was held on Monday at Brynhyfryd, preparatory for the musical festival. BRITHDIR. GOOD TEMI'LARY.—The Good Templars of thi-i place held a. soiree at the Board Schools this week, in celebration of the anniversary of the opening of their lodge. The following assisted iJumpplyingthe wantsofa very large numltcr whoaatat the tables:—Messrs. W. J. James, W. Pugh, W. J. Evans, W. James, and Harris Bros. Mr. Geo. James, Mrs. James, and Miss M. H. James very kindly arranged the carving. The proceedings were interspersed with songs and recitations given by the waiters. We are glad to find that the society is progressing favourably, prominent amongst them being a large number of young meti, which reflects credit upon Mr. W. Symonds, the estimable chief templar, and W. Prico, secretary, in their endeavours to raise the moral standard of their village. EBBW VALE. -e The Roman Catholics have commenced a week's mission, conducted by Father Rogers. —The defendant in a disorderly ease heard at Ebbw Vale Police-court stated that lie was bound to fight or stand a chance of a good leathering." This man doesn't believe in turning the other cheek to the sraiter. -It- was said of tne defendant in an affiliation case heard at the same court, that he had [" Ub'ied the child aud wept over it. I -The magnificent Public Hall that is being built at Ebbw Vale will. when completed, be one of the finest buildings in South Wales. —Amongst those present at the funeral of the late Dr. Davies, Haverfordwest, was the Rev. J. J. Young, Ebbw Vale. -We regret to hear of the indisposition of the respected pastor of Nebo Chapel, and trust he will soon recover. THR CONG RELATION A LISTS.—On Sunday the half- yearly meeting of Tabernacle Congregational Chapel were held, when the Rev. Mr. Harries, of Landore, was the preacher. QUARTERLY MEETING.—A quarterly meeting was held at Nel>o Chapel on Sunday. The Rev. T. V. Evans, of Clydach, preached Welsh sermons, and the Rev. W. Evans, Tt'edegar, preached an English sermon. INVENTION.—Amongst the list of inventions pro- visionally protected we notice the following :—\o. 3,034, Feb. 12th, Arthur Atkinson and Robert Bray —improved device to prevent slipping when walking on ice. MEETING OF CREDITORS.—On Tuesday, at the office of Mr. W. L. Daniel, Official Receiver, Merthyr, a meeting was held of the creditors of Mr. Robert Miller, draper. West End-terrace, Ebbw Vale. The gross liabilities amounted to JB734 9s. 2d., and the deficiency explained to JB445 17s. 7d. The debtor attributed his failure to be bad trade owing to the stoppage of tin works in the district." EBBW VALE COMPANY. — Much speculation exists as to the real meaning of the notices served on the clerks working under the Ebbw Vale Company to terminate contracts, and to proceed on a day to day agreement. Some are inclined to look lightly on the notices, but others are inclined to think that they have an ominous meaning. THH PRIMITIVE METHODISTS.—Ou Sunday, the Rev. A. Johnson preached sermons in connection with special services held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel. On the following Monday, there was a tea meeting at the chapel in connection with the Mutual Improvement Class, when the prizes won in con- nection with the class were distributed. MILITARY FUNERAL.—On Thursday the funeral took place, at Ebbw Vale, of Corporal John Meyrick, D Company 3rd V.B. S.W.B. Deceased was greatly respected. He was one of the oldest volunteers in town, and had become entitled to the medal for long service. The funeral was attended with full military honours, the officers in attendance being Capt. Prosser, Ebbw Vale, and Capt. Davies, Tredegar. COUNTY COURT CASE.—At the last County Court, held at Abergavenny, a farm bailiff, named W. Davies, sued Lewis L. Lewis, Ebbw Vale, for 25s., which included 18s. for one week's wages, due at the time of his quitting the service of the defendant. According to the evidence plaintiff was employed in connection with defendant's farm at the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Defendant gave him notice to leave, and said that he could go at once. Plaintiff, however, elected to stay a week before leaving, and it was the salary for that week which he now claimed. Defendant alleged that he gave notice on account of his negligence and dis- obedience. Judgment for 19s. 8d. POLICE COURT. -Thiiriday, before Mr. Phillips and Mr. Lyons.—Fined for being drunk John Delaney, Victoria, 5s. Emma Parfitt, Cwm, 5s. David Edwards, Victoria, 5s. John Bennett, Ebbw Vale, 10s. Patrick Sullivan, Newtown, 5s. James J. Lewis, Ebbw Vale, 10s. David Lloyd, 5s.; John Morgan, 5s. William Jones, a young collier, was charged with being drunk and also refusing to quit the Belle Vue Inn, and assaulting the landlord.— Defendant waa fined 10*. for being drunk and refus- ing to quit, and 5s. for the assault; in default 14 days. William Morgan, Benjamin Richard-l, and James Richards, three small boys, were brought up on a charge of stealing coal. One of the youngest shed copious tears.—The Chairman remarked that the parents of the children were really to be blamed. --The Clerk said that there was a statute to protect children of such tender years as those of defendants. -The case was ajourned. -Job Jones and D. Grif- fiths were summoned for refusing to pay a claim of j613 due to Ann Davies in connection with the Fire- men's Friendly Society.-The case was adjourned, the Bench hoping that a settlement would be arrived at in the meantime. Margaret Harrington charged Timothy Harrington, her husband, with assaulting her. The woman had black eyes, and other bruises, which she alleged had been inflicted upon her by defendant. The defendant did not appear, and had told a constable on the previous evening that he "did n Jt care tor anyone."—The Chairman said that such cases were a disgrace to civilization.—The case was adjourned. George Priest, hanlier, Ebbw Vale. was fined 5". for driving a horse and cart without lights. John Webber was summoned by Elizabeth Selina Davies, a young woman of 23 years of age. to show cause, &c.—Mr. T. G. Powell appeared for the girt-Since the girl had taken out the summons defendant had asked her to withdraw the same, and he would then marry her. She, however, refused to do so after the way he had treated her. Defendant got 21s. per week fixed salary, and advances.—Defendant, who admitted the paternity, was ordered to pay 3s. per week and costs. BEAUFORT. Hons MISSIONS.—Home mission sermons were preached on Sunday at the Weslevan Chapel by the lev. W. Ball of Ebbw Vale. DISORDERLY COLLIERS.—At Ebbw Vale Police- court on Thursday, William Ford and Geo. Thomas, colliers, Beaufort, were charged with disorderly con- duct at Beaufort on March 4th. The policeman said that he saw the two defendants fighting. Fined 5s. iach. LLANGATTOCK SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. — The people of this district have been already surfeited with elections, but the cry is, still they come Nine- teen candidates aspired to the dignity of one of the seven seats on the Llangattock School Board. A meeting was held last week to see whether 12 of the aspirants would withdraw to save the expense and turmoil of a contest. The meeting was held, and several withdrew, including Alderman J. J. Lyddon, an old member of the Board, and Mrs. Johns, a lady candidate. The following, however, determined to stand, and thus all attempts to avoid a contest failed. One or two of them could very well afford to retire they would then be doing a real service to the rate- payers. They say that they are very anxious to save the rates, but nevertheles, they do not hesitate to burden the ratepayers with the expense of an election. The names are :—Messrs, Richard Morgan, James James, Rev. D. J. Llewellyn (vicar of Beaufort), and Mr. J. O. Watkins (Llangattock), old members Rev. D. S. Jones (Baptist minister), D. W. Phillips, J. Bull, J. Davies, and W. Herbert, new candidates. Canvassing has been proceeding energetically the polling was fixed for yesterday (Wednesday), the returning officer being Mr. J. Blennerhassett, Crick- howell. The polling booth for the Beaufort Rise electors was at the Wesleyan Chapel Vestry Beau- fort Hill electors, at the Boys' School, Beaufort-hill Bivnmawr Ward electors, Calvary Baptist Chapel Vestry, Brynmawr Llangattock Rural electors, at Llangattock village. BRYNMAWR. For best value in General Drapery and Millinery, Jackets, Mantles, Capes, &c., go to Jones and Mor- gan, 5, Beaufort-street. 2900 WATKIN'S DININO ROOMS are situated a few minutes v. alk from the station. Excellent accommo- dation fW commercials, dinners, teas, &c. [2898 S. KING, Abergavenny, wholesale Piano and Organ Dealer and Tuner, visits Brynmawr and district twice weekly. Established 25 years. VISITORS to Brynmawr should not fail to call at the TEMPERANCE HOTEL, Beaufort-street. Dinners, Teas, Temperance Drinks, Cigais, Billiards, &c. Moderate charges. Call at Isaac's, 34, Worcester-street, Brynmawr, the noted shop for cabinet-making, picture frames, oleo- graphs, upnolstering (in all its branches), walnut over- mantles, liedsteads, chairs, &c, Beds and mattresses made on the premises. 2922 —Influenza is very prevalent here. In some cases three and four members of the same household are afflicted. -The Rev. H. L. Evans, Baptist minister, baptised four persons by immersion at Tabor Chapel on a recent Sunday. —Col. Wood, the Conservative candidate for the county, remarked at a meeting of the aristocratic Tories of Brecon that he never shirked the question of Disestablisment and Disendowment of the Church on any platform, not even if it happened to be those church places, Brynmawr and Y stradgynlais." —Snow still lies on the mountain-tops. —'• In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love (Tennyson). Stroll down the Tramroad, and see for yourself. Whales won, mun shouted a football enthu, siast in Beaufort-street on Saturday night. —Our cyclists are getting ready for the season. -It is interesting to note that of the six County Councillors belonging to the Brynmawr district the are total abstainers. -It is rumoured that the Nantygio iinworks will start operations in a few months time. What a blessing that would be May the rumour prove correct. —Mountain Ash have entered for the fife band contest at Brynmawr Eisteddfod. -The ballot amongst the colliers is likely to prove interesting. It is impossible to exactly guage the local feeiing on the point, but it is safe to say that the majority of the older colliers favour the Sliding-scale. .-We hope, for the credit of the musical reputation of Brynmawr, that one of the two local choirs will win the big prize at the forthcoming eisteddfod. We learn from a Builth friend that the choir of that town, conducted by "Llew Bual't," are working might and main." The Builth Choir have competed on All Men all Things on previous occasions, so that by this time they are well drilled. Now, ye musicians of the city of the hills," up and at 'em —The license of the Black Lion was, at Monday's Police-court, transferred from Mr. Hightield to Mr. Greatwood. Quite a rural savour about these names. —Much public interest has been aroused in the marriage of Miss Simons, Brynmawr, fixed for yester- day (Wednesday) in accordance with the Jewish rite. The nuptial programme includes the marriage ceremony at the Jews' meeting house followed by a dinner and finally a ball. Our report will appear in another issue. TEMPERANCE.—A juvenile branch of the Church of England Temperance Society has been formed at the Mission Church and is likely to prove successful. YOUNG MEN'S CciLn.—At the weekly meeting of the Queen-street Chapel Young Mens Guild on Saturday, Mr. Watson gave a paper on the life of Samuel." URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—This Council met on Monday night the business was to consider the evidence to be given in the interests of the district at the morrow's inquiry at Ebbw Vale. MARRIAGE.—We offer our congratulations to Mr. Fred Bay ton, of Brynmawr, on the occasion of his recent marriage. Mr. Bay tun is well-known as a foot- baller, being a promiueut member of the Ebbw Vale first team. Ln\T.—Special Lenten services have been held in connection with Brynmawr Church. There have been fairly good eongregatio*s. < Til NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The arrangements made by the committee of the above schools and friends for girinff free breakfasts each morning during the 1 prevalence of the recent hard frost deserve a note of commendation. From 50 to 60 children were regaled ( to a substantial meal each morning and which they j greatly appreciated. 1 MARKET.—Saturday. Good attendance and good | supplies. Quotations :—Butter, Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. per lb. eggs, 10 and 12 a Is. fowls, 5s. to 5s. 6d. per couple ducka, 6s. to 6s. 6d. per couple rabbits, 2s. 4d. to 2s. 6d. per couple potatoes, 4s. 6d. to 5-. per cwt beef, 7d. to 8d. per lb. mutton 9d. to lOd. pork, 6d. to 8d. RECEIVING Oftl)FRS. -Friday night's London Ga:.tttt 'j contains the following amongst the list of receiving orders George Herbert Daniel, trading as the Powell Ellwood Colliery Company, residing at Tros- I nant Lodge, trading as a civil and mining engineer at Clarence-street, botn Pontypool, and a colliery pro- prietor at Powell's Ellwood Colliery, Brynmawr, Breconshife. r GOOD TBMPLART.—There was a good attendance at Friday night's meeting of the Good Templar's Lodge. The programme was "Judge and Jury." Brother Robinson applied for a grocer's licence to sell v intoxicants, and haa retained Councillor Neat as hie counsel. Brother John James appeared to oppose the application on behalf of the Temperance party. v Unfortunately Councillor Neat failed to attend,so the Judge adjourned the case. Brother John James then, amidst much laughter, asked for costs. NEW RAILWAY STATION.—The traflic at the railway d station is enormous, and a new station has been longed for these many years. At last the authorities v are moving, aud have commenced operations for a 0 new station, which will be a vast improvement upon the present structure. Some 20 men are already engaged, and their number will be increased later on. It is satisfactory to find that several local workmen T have been put on. Attracted by a chance of work quite a number of people have arrived in the town T from distant places. The new station is estimated to cost several thousand pounds, and will be a great i-' improvement to Brynmawr. i PETTY SESSIONS.—Monday, before Rev. A. Griffiths and Mr. W. Roberts.—Henry Drury, fruiterer, was charged with leaving his horse and cart unattended in Bailey-street on February 12th.-P.C. Roberts proved the case. —Defendant alleged that he left a man in charge of the cart during his absence.—Fined Is. and costs. Jno. Williams, describing himself as a rail- straishtener, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for being drunk and disorderly on March 10th.—Wm. Allen, haulier, Bailey-street, for a similar offence, was also fined 2s. 6d. and costs.—George Miller, a young haulier, was charged by Jno. Evans, landlord of the Bridge End Inn, with refusing to quit licensed pre- mises on March 4th.—Mr. T. G. Powell, solicitor, appeared for the prosecutor, and said that they did not wish to press the case.—Fined Is. and costs.- One rate case was al*o disposed of. BRECONSHIRB COUNTY COUNCIL.—The first meeting of the newly-elected County Council of B'-econshire was held at Brecon on Friday.—All the Brynmawr and district representatives were present viz:— Councillors John Thomas, John Watkins, James Morgan, James Neat, T. Jones-Parry (Clydach), and Mr. Pritchard (Gilwern). Alderman Thomas Williams (Hafod), was also present. — Mr. Evans- Thomas was re-elected chairman.—The election of aldermen resulted in the selection of Mr. J. J. Lyddon, Brynmawr, who was unsuccessful at the West Ward election. Mr. Lyddon received 25 votes. —Mr. Lyddon was re-elected on all the committees upon which he had previously sat.—A long and vigorous discussion ensued relative to the boundaries question, and repecting which an inquiry was held at Ebbw Vale on Tuesday.—Sir J. R. Bailey, referring to this question, said with reference to Brynmawr and Beaufort districts, that they could not very well work those places in connection with the Crickhowell District Council.—Councillor T. Jones-Parry, in a maiden speech of much vigour, dealt with the whole of the boundaries questions, and with regard to what had been urged respecting the Crickhowell District Council said that it was the intention of Beaufort and Dukestown to ask for a District Council of their own. Councillor Parry, continuing, said that there was a very strong feeling at Brynmawr and Beaufort in favour of being transferred to Breconshire for all purposes. — After further remarks a resolution was passed against any alteration being made in the administrative county of Brecon, and Sir J. R. Bailey and Councillors John Thomas, Brynmawr, and J ones, Llangynidr, were appointed to put the resolu- tion before the commissioner. — Councillor Jones- Parry was appointed one of the eight Breconshire Governors on the Abergavenny Joint Asylum, and also one of the committee to superintend the erection of a new asylum for the counties of Breconshire and Radnorshire. OBITUARY.—Death has been very busy in our midst of late, and many well known and familiar face* will no more lie seen. FiNt it is our sad duty to record the death of Mrs. Weeks, wife of Mr. William Weeks, Ivy Cottage, and step-daughter of Mr. William Roberts, J.P., which occurred last week after a lingering illness horne with perfect resignation and fortitude. The deceased was a. warm hearted lady and highly respected. She was a consistent member of the English Wesleyan Church, and a proof of the public regard was furnished in the large numbers who attended the funeral on Friday last at the Cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband tmd relatives. In theearlvhoursofthedayof Mrtl. Week's funeral, Mr. John Edwards, draper, passed away after a few days illness. It was only on the previous Saturday that Mr. Edwards had been at Cardiff in connection with a, shipping rase heard at the County Court, and a report of which appeared in last week's Merthyr Times. After the case was over Mr. Edwards came to Brynmawr, where he has a branch shop in charge of his son, Mr. T. Edwards. He was suddenly taken ill, and despite the faithful attentions of Dr. Browne he passed away as already stated. The deceased lived at Aberystwyth where he has a large draper's shop, but he often visited his branch establishment at Brynmawr, and was known and respected by a large number of the townspeople there. He served for a period on the Aberys-twyth Town Conncil,and was chairman of the Aberystwyth Rate- payers' Association. He was a member of the Congregationalist body in Aberystwyth, and was always ready to associate himself with every good object in the town. Much sympathy is felt for his bereaved widow and three sons, Mr. T. Edwards (in charge of the Brynmawr branch shop), Mr. J. H. Edwards (editor of Young Wales), and Mr. H. Edwards. The remains of deceased were conveyed by rail to Aberystwyth for burial. The death is also announced of Mrs. Fowler, Dumfries-place, a respected townswoman, and a faithful member of the Independents. The public extend their fullest sympathy to the four daughters and two sons of the deceased, all grown up. Yet another death must be chronicled. Mrs. Margaret Morgan, Boundary-street, died in her 72nd year. She was an old resident, and widow of the late William Morgan, who used to drive the coach between Brynamawr and Merthyr, and sister of the late Rev. Mr. Jenkins, a former pastor of Rehoboth Chapel. Mr. Jones, coach builder, I Aberystwyth, father of Mrs. Stephens, Alma-street, has also died. He was much respected.
COUNTY COUNCIL BYE-ELECTIONS. MERTHYR. It is said that Mr. Dan Thomas will oppose Air Thomas Williams in the Penydarren Ward, and the following gentlemen are spoken of as likely candi- dates for the Gellifaelog Ward :—J. Evans, draper, High-street, Dowlais J. LI. Atkins, Patrick Mans- field, and T. E. Morgan, Penydarren. The date of nomination is on Saturday, and the election takes place on Monday week. ABERDARE. Mr. David Morgan, the successful candidate of the No. 2 Ward at Aberdare, has been elevated to the aldermanic bench, and there is a vacancy caused thereby. On Friday evening a few of the most influential persons called a committee meeting at the Court-room in Canon-street to arrange a deputation to wait upon the Rev. Richard Morgan to stand as a candidate for the No. 2 Ward. It will be remembered that Mr. Morgan made a big fight in the Llwycoed Ward against Mr. R. H. Rhys. J.P., loosing the seat by the narrow margin of 15 votes. Mr. Morgan has served upon the Council for six years, being returned jointly with h's late opponent prior to the re-division of wards. At the meeting on Friday Mr. J. B. Nicholas was appointed chairman. A deputation of three person was selected to seek Mr. Morgan's views upon the coming election. '1 hey returned to the room bringing the new candidate with them. Mr. Morgan was accorded a hearty reception upon entering the hall, and having been informed of the resolution previously passed, speaking in Welsh, said he bad been looking forward to a rest for three years but as circumstances had put this opportunity in his way he would be most pleased to accept the invitation to contest the Gadlys seat. He had never been craving for any seat or pushing his way forward. Men generally came down from lofty positions to speak to the working class at election times, but he had always been a working man's friend. He had given an account of his stewardship during the last three years in the course of the late contest. Whilst serv- ing upon the County Council for the last six years he bad been a member of three committees, the Asylum, the Technical, and the Local Government Committee. He had been chaffed at the last contest as being sprung up like a mushroom, but he would not go down like one. Whilst upon the Asylum Committee he advocated the appointment of a chaplain for each asylum, ne naa sougnt out ana vocea against tne reckless expenditure, and with the assistance of others had saved the county much money. He was in favour of giving the children of working men every facility to improve their condition. J6200 a. year had been granted to Aberdare for the Technical Instruction Schools and evening classes to encourage miners t > attain to mental culture. There were 600 in the schools of the county and an average attendance of 400. There were men to-day who had been under- ground until they were 27 years of age, and were now at the University College, which place they gained through the assistance of the Technical Instruction Committee. As to the political aspect at the County Council he would leave that alone. He was certain that if elected for this ward he would do |pis best in the future as he had done in the past.—Mr. R. Davies said they wanted men like Mr. R. Morgan and Mr. David Morgan on their public bodies. Wales was very much neglected. Important positions were given to Scotch, Irish, and English under the County Council. We were only just awakening to this fact, and we wanted men upon the County Council who will champion the cause of our own fellow-country- mrn.—Mr. Stephens was glad that the No. 2. Ward was free to give an invitation to Mr. Richard Morgan to stand for the upat.—The usual vote of thanks con- cluded the meeting. IN SUPPORT OF MR. J. LL. ATKINS. Sir,—I am borry to find that there are so many Liberal Candidates going to fight for the Gellyfaelog Ward against one Tory publican. The first Liberal in the field was Mr. J. LI. Atkins, and his address was issued on Monday last; and therefore I say he deserves first consideration. If more than oue Liberal comes out, it is a sure thing that the Tory will go hi with a good majority. They will leave no etone unturned to secure the return ot their candi- date. Now, all you Liberals of Gellyfaelog Ward, vote straight for Atkins. "United we stand, di- vided we fall." Let me appeal to all the would-be Liberal candi- dates to withdraw from the contest, and work to secure the return of Atkine, who has lived all his lifetime in the ward. He is a large owner of property and well respected, and is fully qualified to represent us. If the Tory goes in, the fault will be on the part of traitors to the Liberal cause, and a plethora of candidates. Hoping Atkins will be returned at the top of the poll,—I am, &e., GELLYFAELOG ELECTOR.
THE MERTHYR COUNCIL ELECTION. The following gentlemen have been nominated as candidates for the seat vacant on the District Council: Mr. John Evans, Mr. E. P. Biddle, Mr. Angus Macintosh, Mr. J. T. Docton. The election will take place on Thursday next. BATTLE CRIES. Student" suggests the following watchwords or battle-cries to be inscribed on the banners of the various candidates Mr. J. T. Docton I can call spirits from the vasty deep, but can I call voters to the poll ?" Mr. Ang us Macintosh The Scots wha hae wi' Biddle bled, are bleeding now wi' me." Mr. E. P. Biddle Just one vote, my pretty bird, for the alderman. Sub rosa Remember Cae- draw bridge." Mr. J. Evans I am black, but comely, 0 ve voters of Merthyr, as the tents of Plymouth, as the curtains of Twynyrodyn." A QUESTION FOR THE "ALDERMAN.' SIR,-I notice in a leaflet distributed by Mr. E. P. Biddle to-day that he says he thoroughly disagrees with Clause 20 of the new Water Bill. I wish to ask Mr. Biddle if he did not, when asked to sign a peti- tion got up by Mr. D. Davies, Mr. Dan Thomas, Mr. Lewis, and other independent members of the Council against the Clause, positively refuse to do co ? How then can he consistently say that it will be his duty to fearlessly oppose the measure ?—I am, ULTRA VIRES. March 20, 1895. A WORD FOR THE "ALDERMAN." Srn, -As an old inhabitant of Merthyr, and one who has watched the rise and fall (particularly the latter) of the spirits of the old Board of Health, allow me to say how mnch I appreciate the efforts that are being made by our esteemed townsman, Mr. E. P. Biddle, to obtain a seat on the new District Council. Some of his enemies- no good man is without enemies- are fond of saying that Mr. Biddle has done nothing in particular for the ratepayers. I would ask them to consider what they say before committing them- selves. There are several people in this town who want to take the credit of being the founders of the Caedraw Bridge scheme, but if they look back some years, they will soon see who kept the matter before the eye of the Chamber of Trade, the Board of Health, and more than this, the ratepayers generally. It was Mr. Biddle. He has spent no end of valuable time in looking into the pros and cons, of the possibilities of a Caedraw Bridge he has, by his untiring energies, sent deputation after deputation to the Board of Trade, and at last the bridge is, or will shortly be, ready for the use of hundreds of miners, the trades- men of the town, and pedestrians generally. It's all very well to talk about decent drainage. as though people couldn't see through a brick wall. Mr. Docton knows that his cry means cheap adver- tising for himself, and it pays him to talk about drains and drain pipes. The surveyor and inspector of nuisances do their work pretty well, and if we get a board of plumbers we shan't require any officers. But that won't do. A member of a board can interest himself in drains if he feels inclined but officers have to do it to get their bread and cheese. The other gentleman I will say nothing about. Mr. Biddle is an old and tried hand lie knows the ropes, and can therefore give the ratepayers the benefit of his experience. I trust every fair-minded voter will accord him their support, instead of send- ing a man to the Council-room who, being as fresh as a new-born babe in public matters, will cost the rate- payers a lot of valuable timc.-Yours faithfully, PRO BONO PUBLICO.
THE ABERAMAN MELEE. On Tuesday, at the Aherdarc Police-court, Thomas Dalby and Thomas Samuel, Aberaman, were charged with assaulting the police and causing a disturbance at Aberaman. — P.C. Giblcy said he was on duty on Saturday niglit, when the prisoners made an attack on him. He had served them with summonses for being drunk, and that was the cause of their hostility. A crowd gathered, and the constable was knocked insen- sible.—ThomasSaiuuel said the constable dragged him about, and used his truueheou, which was denied by the officer. -8T ho case was remanded, both men being liberated on bail.