THE VNJTED STATES. NEW YORK. Tti is declared, upon what appeals to be seini- ■ofiiuial aulh.cily, that. Mr. Blaine will be Secretary ■■of Slate in (Journal llanison's Cabinet., ami that Mr. Allison will hold the I'°..t of Secretary of the Treasury, and Mr..Algnr that, of \Var, while Mr. Wannamaker will be I' o" ilia" tel" G cneral. The strike among the trmnwny employes still ."Continues, but. moie curs are now moving iindet jiolice protection, in some instances the strikers •sixain attempted to interfere, and endeavoured La place obstructions on the line, but the police dis- persed the mob with their batons. The companies maintain a iirni attitude. Owing to t he difficulty met with in empanelling ft jury tor the second t rial of M r. fl hoir.as I. leary, tni the charge of bribery alleged to have been committed in connection with the Bro" rdway franchise, the venue of the trial has been changed to Bingham ton.
EGYPTIAN AFFAIRS. CAIRO, Sir E. Baring ha* received a telegram from Lord Salisbury reipie.-l ing him to convey to the Egyptian Government and Sir E. Vincent the oil t-lie I i-illitttib restiltof i>he Egyptian fin a noes for last year. The decree prolonging the Mixed Tribunals will be issued. All the Powers interested I e acceded to the prolongation of t.he Tribunals for live years except Greece, which only accepts the prolonga- tion for one year.
Silt ROBERT MORIER." BIUT.IN*. Peport.s from St. Petersburg 8t.ate that the lasb Soiree given by Sir Robert Morier was more fre- quented by tlte members of the highest aristocracy t han, perhaps, ever I) ;fore the reason for this obviously iieing to protest, against the treatment of t lio iiril.ish Ambassador by Count Hei herb J3ism;irek and the German sumi-ol'ieial Press. Among i ii isc. who were present at; the Embassy '•Was the lu an i i'uLo Vladimir.
(.oIl.UANY. r "n' Tito Fn*fc Africn Bill Im* b," Tile I, t'" If' IIr'ucl'u Oil 'lÎl\j .Iii, 1 "JlliU'i-lv 1 )YI,a, "e uf w liii.li I,a\ \) •Teacin-. I ii.-i i■-> liit.li L.y li.J-i inoil to C.OicO Coll- !i■; a! !I- i i' 11 is unlikely, h'lwovr.r, ill' tjIItr fr.'nii III! iiue-sliiick Wiiy ill which t.lie articlo j •j,* referred l.o, t li;. 1.1 i.o iii-j l-in|'oior un ;iis acccssiou to the throne, has arrived bertl.
THE PANAMA CANAL. PATHS. Two eiharehotders of the Panama Canal Company Applied to the civil courts for a summons against) M. de Le-seps, demanding the dissolution of the present company, and the appointment) of a liquidator with extended powers to make over to a new company the assets of the old company in the best interests of the shareholders. The Courb postponed giving a decision, pending the motive to be made by the provisiona) adminiatrttLor. At, the request of a hol ler of lottery bonds, the Courb -appointed a sequestrator of the sums received by the company from all future issues of shares.
Tti'* P imuiMn tiovprnment lisscnts from certain provisions of the Debt Conversion Act passed by the Provincial Government, of Quebec, and tho quusti HI is under consideration as to the action to be taken in the ma! !,•> The Rev. l\1 r. LOCK wood, pastor of the Reformed Chnro.i in Fairtiold, New -iur-cy, was suM'ering from icuto dementia. He suddenly set, fire to his house itt,t,eiill)te I t,o his family. Fortunately, be was unsuccessful. The legatee* under t he Duchess of Gal!sera's will ore not to enter into the riches without some trouble. All I newspaper slates that sixteen ..actions have ab.sa iy been commenced with the oL: of having the doeu nieol, declared void. A Princess ha-; ,tiicitlo. Jt at Naiili-s t, I lie l'i incess Anna BrancaeciO liuuw hefso.i H'O.n her bedioom win- dow. Site was picked up in an insensible condi- tion, and her stale is considered very dangerous. The Devon--hire dinner, which is to be held oil "March 4lh this year, is to be a very Devonian feast, The chief ftai nre of the banquet will be the very be;-t. of Devonshire junket and cream. London it The other day the statue erected in lioiiotii- of 'William Barnes, the Dorset poleL and philologist, •was unveiled at Dorchester by the Bishop of Salisbury. The figure, which is of bronze, is the work of Afr. Roseau Mullins, and measures a little life si/.e. Wa'ter Butler (29), of 18, St. Mark's-streeb, "^Voodhouse, has sustained a severe scalp wound -rod an injury to his back at the works of Messrs. Jackson and Company, Abe-street., in consequence of A hoi-! giving way. He was emoved to the Xeeds Infirmary. The other day, at Dunfermline, PeLer Clarke 4ind I'eler Mcl.usky were sentenced each Lc 'eigill-eeii Iolill Jordan tc six months, and Mrs. Clarke to four months, all :for being concerned in manufacturing and uttering false coin. Robei t, Young, captain of the Brit ish barque Zolla, lu-s committed suici le at, Tacoina, U.S., by •■taking opium- On his person were found iiot,es amounting to £ '•() sterling. The deceased -was believed to be a scapegrace 8011 of an English lord. Towards the end of May will be produced a new -Ojiera, in three acts, entitled .1 lie Lady of J,Vons founded on the ce'lebmted drama of that and composed by Mr. George (.'ocide, MuJ- I 'no. of Exeter.Co'lege. Oxford, and M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Sunl'e.i,.i, with i.uni j.rassey on board, sailed the ot her day from Portsmouth for the Mediterranean. He will be away from England for three months. A-the weather was boisterous the yacht v, as accompanied by a steam tng, which acted as convoy as far a* lhe Land s End. There i.- •• udvet nf.wspa per prnpriet or in Athens lie engages annually to send his journal for life tc the sul,s(.:ri!ier who. jms the largest, family. J his year l,lie "life subscript,ion has been presented Ul a wine-grower of Ceplialonia, ^dio lnys claim to be i he father ot eleven little
GLAMORCAK CCUlri Y COUNCIL. FJltsr M^hTING. ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The first meeting of the Glamorgan County Council was held on Thursday at the Gwyn Hall, Neath. The following gentlemen were present:— Sir Hussey Vivian, Messrs John Newall Moors, Charles Evan Thomas, \V. T. Crawshay, Evan Evans Bevan, Henry Pendrill Charles, the Earl of Dunraven, Henry Oakden Fisher, David Price Davies, Fred L. Davis, Oliver Henry Jones, Walter Bell, Ernest Hall Hedley, William Hunter, David Lewis, Edward Edwards, Henry Lewis, E. P. Martin, Rev. Aaron Davies, Richard Lewis, John Jones Griffiths, Thomas Williams, Robert Forrest, John Stuart Corbett, E. J. Parry, John Cory, Thomas Penrice, C. J. N. Gray, Thomas Jenkins, James Roberts, Henry William Martin, Thomas Rees, Richard Morris, Rees Harries, H. Naunton Davies, Rev. John Salisbury Edwards, H. W. Lewis, Thomas Jones, C. G. James, J. T. D. Llewelyn, David Thomas, John Jenkins, William Simms, John Davies, Walter H.Morgan, William Jenkins, James Lewis, William Morgan, W. H. Matliias, Thomas Phillip White, William Williams, John Powell, John Williams, Richard Jenkins, James Bryant, Herbert Evans, William Jones, Edward Plunimer, William Howell, Evan Evans, Frank Cory Yeo, and Sir William Thomas Lewis. Mr Pendarves Vivian, Mr David Davies, and Mr Blandy Jenkins wrote to the chairman re- gretting their inability to attend. ELECTION OF PROVISIONAL CHAIRMAN. The Clerk of the Peace (Mr T. Mansel Frauklen) said the first duty of the council was to elect a chairman provisionally for the first and second meetings of the council. Mr Thomas Williams, of Gwaelodygarth, said lie rose with much pleasure to propose that Sir Henry Hussey Vivian, Bart., M.P., should be ap- pointed provisional chairman of the council. His great capacity for business, and his wide experi- ence, combined with his general influence through- out the county, would certainly render his appointment satisfactory in every sense; (Ap- plause.) Mr J. T. D. Llewelyn seconded the proposition with pleasure. (Applause.) The motion was put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. Sir Hussey Vivian thanked the council for the trust they had reposed in him, and said he would do his utmost to discharge the duties which de- volved upon him in a satisfactory manner. (Hear, hear,) SHALL THE PHESS BE ADMITTED, AND WHAT ABOUT THE PUBLIC ?-A DIVISION. The Chairman observed that the clerk of the peace had indicated that the first resolution it would be desirable to pass was one dealing with the admission of reporters. He moved that this should be done. A Councillor Would it not be better to substi- tute the word "pi-iblic" for "reporters." It was unanimously decided to admit the repre- sentatives of the press. Mr John Powell then raised the question of the admission of the public. He looked upon that as a public meeting, and lie moved that they be ad- mitted. The resolution was seconded. Mr Rhys H. Rhys moved an amendment in the direct negative. He said that until they had settled the place where they would permanently sit, it was premature to discuss the question. Mr W. T. Crawshay seconded the amendment. This was put to the meeting and lost, 17 votes being recorded in its favour, and 22 against. The public were, therefore, admitted to the room, and their presence certainly interfered considerably with the clearness of hearing when members of the council spoke. ELECTION OF ALDEItMEN. The meeting then proceeded with the election of the 22 aldermen allotted in due proportion to the 00 members on the council. Each member was supplied with a large printed sheet, on which he wrote his name and the names of those gentlemen whom he wished to nominate to the aldermanic bench. Each candidate delivered his list in per- son to the chairman. Some gentleman had filled in the number of years for which they wished par- ticular aldermen to sit, but the chairman stated that this was superfluous until they knew who were olected. The Chairman read the name of each councillor who voted, and the names of those for who.n he voted. WII.\T THE LIBERALS HAD DECIDED UPON. At a meeting of the Liberal councillors held earlier in the day it had been decided that some alterations in the printed list already published should be effected. Mr John Williams, Tynewydd, Ogmore, grocer; Mr John Powell, Skettv, Swan- sea, colliery proprietor; Mr F. Cory Yeo,Swansea, and Sir Hussey Vivian declined to stand for elec- tion as aldermen. Consequently it was resolved to support Messrs E. Plummer, colliery proprietor, Glyncorrwg R. Jenkins, tin-plate manufacturer, Aberavon; and F. L. Davis, colliery proprietor, Ferndale, in their stead, and to add the name of Mr J. T. D. Llewelyn to the list of those whom the party should vote for. I THE llESULT OF THE VOTING. However, to return to the voting in the council chamber, we may say that when the final calcu- lation had been made, the Chairman announced that the following gentlemen had been elected I e aldermen in each case the number of votes ac- corded is given:- J. T. D. Llewelyn, Penllergare, gentleman ..C 57 Thomas Williams, Mertliyr, gentleman ;L 44 Gwilyrn C. James, Merthyr, solicitor L 43 Walter H. Morgan. Pontypridd, solicitor L 43 William Hunter, Briton Ferry, estate agent L 43 John Cory, Porthkerry, Barry, gentleman ..L 41 David Davies, Morriston, tin-plate manufac- turer. L 40 David Lewis, Caerphilly, solicitor L 40 Frederick L. Davis, Ferndale, colliery pro- prietor E 40 Dr John Davies, Maesteg, surgeon L 3S) Rev Aaron Davies, Pontlottyn, minister.L 39 inii William Morgan, Tynewydd, farmer L 39 Dr H. N. Davies, Cymmer, surgeon L 39 William Jenkins, Ystradfeclian, Treorky, mining engineer. L 38 Thomas Rees, Mayor of Cowbridge, solicitor L 38 Edward Plummer, colliery proprietor, Glen- corrwg L 38 J. Jonss Griffiths, Penygraig, Pontypridd, re- tired schoolmaster L 38 Rees Harries, Llandilo-Talybont, tiu-plate manufacturer L 38 Thomas P. White. Cwmaman, grocer L 37 Gwilym Jones, Pwllhelig, Ynysybwl, farmerL 37 Richard Jenkins, tin-plate manufacturer, Aberavon L 36 Sir W. T. Lewis, colliery proprietor, AberdareC 28 THE NEXT ON THE LIST. The following gentlemen were also voted for, but not elected:— Lord Abèrdare (21), George Fisher (17), C. H. James (4), J. H. Rowlands (23), Wm. Jones (20), J. C. Fowler (10), D. Lewis (2), Blandy Jenkins (1), Herbert Evans (1), C. E. Thomas (18), W. H. Mathias (3), A. J. Williams (4), H. Lloyd (16), C. I R. M. Talbot, M.P. (16), Sir J. J. Jenkins (3), LI. Dillwyn, M.P. (8), Lord Dunraven (17), General Lee (14), W. Llewellyn, Court Coleman (7), Price f Davies (3), Evan Bevan (2), H. P. Charles (2), S. P. Evans (2), J. L. Moore (2), Godfrey Clark (12), Sir H. H. Vivian (16), Alfred Thomas, M.P., (3), D. A. Thomas, M.P. (3), John Lloyd (2), Cory Yeo (11), David Gray (1), J. B. Davies (1), G. T. Clark (11), W. T. Crawshay (3), Rhys H. Rhys (1), J. S. Corbett (1), Thomas Penrice (2), the Hon. H. C. Bruce (3), Morgan S. Williams (3), Osborne Shepherd (3), G. H. Davey (2), Charles Franklen (1), W. Abraham, M.P. (3), Edward Martin (2), James Lewis (1), John Williams (1), O. H. James (lA, William Howell (1), Rev. F.Edmondes (2), and ESiRD. la Beeche Dillwyn (1). WHO SHAIifi RETIRE AT THE END OF THREE TEARS. This important question was decided by ballot, and the new aldermen whose term of office is to expire in 1892, therefore, are Messrs Richard Jen, I kins, J. P. White, Gwilym Junes, Rees Harries Thomas Rees,William Jei kins, Ed Wi; rd Plummer, David Lewis, John Cory, David Davies and Rev. I Aaron Davies. THE CLERKSHIP UNTTI, THE 1ST OF APRIL. The Chairman stated that according to the pro- visions of the Act the clerk of the peace would be- come the clerk of the council on the appointed day, namely, April 1st. During the interregnum there would be a great deal to do, and the act provided that at th; second meeting steps should be taken to bring into working order the affairs of the coun- cil. It was open to the council to appoint anyone as clerk for this period, but there could hardly be the slightest doubt that they would be acting most wisely in appointing the clerk of the peace to act tor them in the meantime. (Applause.) He moved that this should be done. Mr T. Hunter seconded, and the resolution was carried nem con. THE NEXT MEETING. The Chairman said that as the High Sheriff had to make arrangements for the elections consequent upon the selection of Aldermen, it would be con- venient for him that the next meeting should take place in four weeks. The Rev. Aaron Davies moved that the next meeting should be held at Neath, on Thursday, 28th February. In doing so there was no desire .1 to pledge the council in any way to adopt Neath as the place of meeting. Mr Rhys H. Rhys seconded the proposition, which was carried.
PEN AND INK SKETCH OF THE CWDDSTES I FOR THE LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD. [By DEnios.] Mr J. W. Jones. late Chairman of the Board.—He is a man of Conservative tendencies as far as the pro- gramme of the Board is concerned. He is an enthu- siast in educational matters, and is a believer in up- holding a policy of good education, with the best fLO- pliances both in staff and material. He regards his position on the Board as a sacred trust. He has devoted many years to the work of the Board. Whether elected, or not, he has undispatably placed future Boards under a debt of obligation to him Rev: Beiijamin Lloyd, is a parson, but is by n,) means depreciated by this fact. He is a good fellow, and doubtless when he has taken a wife will super- laiivise these qualities. As there are no church de- nominational schools in the parish of any consequence, any probable action and conduct on his part in the Board to minimise the good influence of Board Schools will not seriously suffer through limit of power. Mr Llewellyn, manager, Penrhiwceiber, is an authority on coal. He will be able to aive an opinion relative to the quantity and quality of this consuming- item, and will likely never interfere with the supply necessary to the physical well being of the teacber and taught in matters of material heat. He has not done much on the late board. It is possible, how- ever, that he has educational sympathies. A little wider comprehension 01 the due educational function, the duty of tue typical board member, would not be amiss. Rev. John Howells 13 a new candidate, and cir petted with the view of keeping the Baptist Sdll.t lately occupied by Mr Thos Edwards. He is a. literary man,and fa: thtully chronicles in a daily contemporary. Medium height, and not given to corpulency. Hi.s a ready tontuj. It is hoped thut he will study the edu- cational iut ^est of the children prim trily, relegt.tj the claims of Baptistical fraternity to a second piaco. Let him read the report of the Royal Commission on education, and by rightful direction of his abilitv ihonld turn out a good member. Mr Charles John Nixon Gray.—Another anthoritv on coal. A Colonel of the Volunteers as well, and i I true to his military instincts should inaugurate Drill Iustruction both t) the pijysical culture of the chili- ren, and the generation of taste in them when old.r to join the gallant corps. He hAs recently betn ele- vatsd to the county council. There is a possible danger that between the demands of the co inty council and the Nixon Colliery that indifferent atten- tion may be given to the work of the Board. Perhaps Colonel Gray is aware that revolntionery changes are looming iu elementary education. If payment by re- suits is to continue to sway, realisation of tangible results to the ratepayers through his mauy public calls will be difficult to accomplish. Mr Evan Griffiths is evidently on the economical ticket. If the agenda will include water-rate disputes, Mr Griffiths will be able to bring practical exp rience to bear on the question. Like his prototype in the Holy Writ, his "pablican" or collector duties are nlt conducive to personal popularity. lie will douutloss watch the rates keenly to save his own, but as an educationist it is feared that he will not be a con- spicuous success. It will not be difficult for Ponty- pridd to unearth a more effective representative. He has already made a reputation, and will doubtless sustain it a3 a collector ot rate3. It would bea calamity for him to sully the brilliancy of that reputation by the distraction of school board work. Mr H. S. Davies has been suggested, but is not likely to stand. This is uufortnn ite, as Mr Davies is a real live man. All aglow in matters educational, and could command with it splendid business and ex- perienced school board abilities. Mr David Rowland knows little of school adminis- tration, but is nevertheless a steady old fellow. Can- didly I believe he had better reserve his abilities for m-tterial constructions, and leave intellectual develop- ments to,others. Mr John Crockett is not physically well developed, but on the contrary short almost to the verge ot being classed stumpy. Mr Crockett has shown abilities as furniture denier, iewdlel, and the possessor of a veritable curiosity shop. Ha is somewhat fussy and brusque, and sarh characteristics we deem are not elements well qualified to oil an educational ma- chine which has hitherto worked smoothly and successfully. Mrs Spence.—A highly cultured lady aid scholar, and an e:1 ncational expert. Hope she will be returned in the interest of orderly and well-behaved proceed- ings. Also, as the first lady member in the cistriet she deserves peneral support. Mr Morgan H. Thomas.—A good man, and one who never obtmdes his religious beliefs on the Board. Good steady worker, and has during the last Board proved himself worthy ot renewed support. Does not speak often, but when he does is concise, logical, and to the point. Ferndale will surely not overlook his claims. Mr Id" Williams has strong individuality. He has devoted a lot oi time, and worked hari daring the past t.wo years. II&s a; keen scent for jobb rv and scandal. Has terribly worried several members of the b.jard by his iron logic. He believes in defending the persecuted. He has an intelligent appreciation ot educational matters, and should by virtue 3i: his merit be returned by a triumphant majority. i Mr William White Phillips thinka he can carry all befcre him. Should ponder over the proverb— "Silence Is golden, and speech silvern." Has a long heard. of which he is evidently proud. His voice is metallic, and penetrating. Ca-unot be classed as a born educationist. He represents the Great Western District and Coliipry. Too prone to ballooning in his debates. Has a moral character beyond reproach. Has proved successful as a contractor of works. Mr Henry Abraham has shown great improvement on his grasp of School Board work since his first advent on the Board. Has considerable amoitiou, which should make the late chairman tremble. Has good sound judgment,which somewhat atones for his lack of information on educational matters. Physic- ally-bnlk, weight and size. Meutally has parts of high order. When he will firmly realise that every true educationist attichea great importan -e to the value of the education vote of the country and acts accordingly in his administrative career, then hopes will be entertained of Mr Abraham's attaining ideal perfection as a school board member. There are other names, but with no definite sanction of nomin- ation. Mr Edward Jones, Ynysybwl, is of the best stamp- Rev W. I. Morris, Pontypridd.—A name honoured in nonconformilit and temperance circles. A good financier, and clever debater, and one that would shed lustre on the Pontypridd people. Also, Mr Smith, Wattstown, a good edneationie t- practical and eminently fitted for the work. It is rnmoured that the inevitable checkweigher will be one of the candidates. Great Western has the honour. Personally w9 have not been favoured with an introduction. He may be a worthy man, and estimable in matters other than checkweighing. But if he be of the genuine stamp, and one who is h desirous of securing the best of education for the children of the working class in the only college which is their indispoted birthright—the element- ary acbocl, we hope he will traly and genuinely re- present them by influencing the administration of the best school. Let him study education in its widest and broadest aspect. Let him jealously watch that the upper and middle classes do not cripple by filse economy the teaching power and material appliances iudispensable in the transmission of education that will elevate and advance the welfare of the working man's children. II J Ih
Khondda Police Court. MONDAY.—Before the Stipendiary. WOUNDING HIS SON WITH A SPOON AT PENYGKAIG. —John Rees, of Penygraig, was charged with wouiiuing George Rees, on Saturday, by throwing a spoon, which struck the boy over the eye. in- flicting a wound. It appeared that defendant and his wife quarrelled, and the spoon was thrown at iier, but the son happened to come in just at the time. Defendant was also charged with afterwards striking his wife. He accused his wife of striking him.-Bound over in £10 to keep the peace for six months, and to allow her 6s a week. BREACH OF BYE LAWS AT BRITHWAUNYDD.—Isaac Williams was charged with erecting a shed with- out first submitting plans to the Ystrad Local Board.—Mr David E vans, appeared for the Board. —To pay 9s 3d costs, and submit plans. DESERTING HIS WIFE AT FERNDALE.—Morgan Williams was charged by Mr I. Williams, Reliev- ng Officer, Pontypridd, with neglecting to main- tain his wife.—The wife was admitted to the Union on the 3rd of January. Defendant did nothing bue drink, and abuse his wife when she was with him. She left him in consequence.- His Worship—The charge then is not for deser- tion but non-maintenance.—To pay 33s Gd in- cluding costs. AFFILIATION AT PENTIIE.—Evan Davies was summoned to show cause why lie should not be ordered to pay towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Ellen Morgan. The girl had had two children previously by another man.— Defendant admitted the charge, and had given her 25s since the birth of the child.—To pay 3s a week, usual expenses, and costs. ASSAULT AT MARDY.—David John Lewis was charged with assaulting Jonah Davies. Com- plainant, a barber, said last Sunday week de- fendant said lie would knock his brains out if he answered him.—George Jones said defendant caught hold of Davies by the collar, and rose his fist as if going to give a blow. Defendant called "Capswilt," and complainant replied that de- fendant could not have a capswllt.Defencl- ant denied the charge of assault, and said com- plainant told him if he would come on Tuesday 7 lie would light him.—His Worship said lie did not believe about complainant offering to fight. If defendant had not told the lie he should have dismissed the case.-To pay 8s tid costs. KEEPING A REFRESHMENT HOlSE OPEX ON SUN- DAY AT Ti.EORKY.— Isaac Ashton was charged with this offence. P.C. Eastment said at half past 12 at night on the 27th ult. lie saw five men at the counter eating oysters. Told him it was time to close his shop. Defendant replied there's time enough yet." He had been warned several times.—To pay the costs, Us Cid. DRUNK AT TYNEWYDD.—Thomas Pritchard, was charged with being drunk by A.S. Bryan. He threatened to kick in a door, and used bad langu- age.—Fined 10s. PUGILISTS AT LLWYNPLV.—Edward Cook and John Mac donald were charged with a breach of the peace. P.C. Markliam said on the 28th ult. lie saw the two defendants stripped and fighting. He caught Macdonald, and had the clothes of Cook, who ran away upon seeing him. Cook was fined los a fortnight ago on a similar charge. —Ceok to pay the costs, 9s (id. A warrant to issue against Macdonald if he did not appear next week. He appeared later, and was ordered to pay 10s Gd costs. BREACH OF THE PEACE AT TREALAW.—Elias Enock and Alfred Edwards were charged with a breach of the peace.—P.C. Griffiths said a quar- ter past 10 on the previous Monday night he saw a large crowd of people. He heard some one shouting time." On going there he saw de- fendant stripped to the waist and lighting. Enock to pay 8s lid costs. Edwards did not appear. A warrant to issue if he did not appear next Mon- day. Edwards afterwards appeared. To pay the costs, 10s Gel. ASSAULT AT TREALAW.—John Issett was charged with assaulting Ann Rees.—Complainant said on the 13th January, she was speaking to a man, and defendant came and spoke to her. Asked if she had called his wife a bad name. He struck at her, but the blow fell on the baby in her arms.— To pay the costs, and bound over inE5 to keep the peace for six months.
( Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. I 1 Pob golebiap.th.iii iw hanfol1 i'r Sioydlfa. BWRDD YSGOL LLASWOtfNO. MR. GOL.—Mewn atebhid i lythyr ''Treth- dalwr" yn eich r.-iifyu di .veddaf o'r CHBOMCL carwn yn fawr gael yonydig ofud i yTtdrin a'r mater daa sylw. Yr wyf yn hollol gydweled mai ein dvl^dswydd fel trethdaiwyr yw parotoi ar fyr gogyfer a'r 'tholiad, gan fod tref Pontypridd heb yr un cyn- ryofliolydd ar y Bwrdd, ac yn ol poh tebygolrwydd bydd beb yr u eto, oblegid (yn ol pob siarad) bydd paiwar neu ychwaneg yo ymgeisio am y ) si dd. Gydt, golwg ar y boneddwr y sonia Ti«Lh- dalwr" am dano, r.id oea ganyf ddim I'W ddywe)d yn ei erbyn fel dyn tawel a diegni (ood ffortui us) ood i ddyweyd mai ef ddyiai ein eyn- ryfchioli ar Fwrdd Ysgol Llanwonno sydd yn smheuol genyf. Credaf yn ddibetrus os nad oea genytn ei well yn bvw yn v plwyf hwD, eio hod yn ie
VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A WOMAN AT BLAENCWM. HE BEAT HER LIKE BEATING A 1 HORSE. AND THREW THE BABY TO THE FLOOR. At Ystrad, on Monday, George Bowden was charged with assaulting Mary Ann Perryman. Complainant said on the 26th January he and her boy went down to Treherbert. On returning the boy, after supper, went to bed. She laid down at the side of him to get the baby to sleep. Just after defendant, who shared the rent of the house, came in and said Fine company here." A woman came in and asked for her. Defendant struck her and, she told the boy to go and fetch his father, who was out, but he was afraid to go. Defendant then laid hold of her, dragged her and threw the baby on the floor. He struck her the second time. A violent altercation took place in court between the two, defendant saying it was a lie, and complainant saying she had told the truth. Sarah Davies, living oppposite, said she heard Mrs Perryman scream. She ran out, and saw a crowd of people before the door. Bowden beating the woman in the corner as if he was beating a horse. He took hold of the baby, and threw it on the floor. She (witness) went in and picked the baby up.—Defendant said the woman threw a jug and a bottle at him.-To pay the costs 16s 6d, I and to find tw6 sureties of £ 10 each to keep the peace for six months, or to go to prison for two months. i The money was paid. .)
I RHONDPA JOTTINGS. (BV KAMBLER.) Tonypa,ndy folks can boast of three J.P.'s. and two county councillors. "What next will they j I want ? I think of no other than a mayor. j The old wall opposite the Jerusalem Baptist Chapel is now being taken down, and pavement will be substituted in its place. Pi-eviousiv the road was narrow, and the ugly structure offered much comment. This improvement must prove a great boon, and the Ystradyfodwg Board are entitled to a word of praise for thus removing an old and unwelcome obstacle. %# The inhabitants of Waun Court are enioyingthe benefit of a wall letter-box, which is fixed near the new hotel thereat. I notice another has been fixed near the Miskin Hotel, Trealaw. The residents seem to appreciate this welcome boon, and wish to express their best thanks to the Mid-Rh*. ndda Chamber of Trade and the postal authorities for thus relieving them of the grelt inco iveni-nee pre- viously felt. # Tonypandy lost a good man not long s;n: in the person of the late Mr D. P. Lewis. Ke was a good scholar, and a musician of no small repute. He served the Tatf Vale Railway Company for a large number of years, and succeeded in reaching a good position in that employ. He was a mem- ber wfth the Calvinistic Methodists, and a native of Pentyrch. He occupied several positions of trust in this valley, and was found invariably honest and straightforward. Mr Lewis was at all times diligent and faithful to his duties. He com- menced his career as a collier, but like many others resolved to better himself in life, and in this he was successful. His life afforded a good example resolved to better himself in life, and in this he was successful. His life afforded a good example for others to follow. • For seven weeks past the Rev. J. T. Evans, the For seven weeks past the Rev. J. T. Evans, the pastor of Bodringallt Independent Chapel, has been seriously indisposed. I am glad to state that he is now recovering. The rev. gentleman is well known throughout Wales as an able preacher I hope, and I am joined therein by many. that his health will be speedily restored. # » The lovers of music should patronise the new musical magazine entitled "Cerddor y Cyory." which is under the able editorship of Mr W. T. Rees (Alaw Ddu), Llanelly. The January num- ber is an excellent one, embracing articles of in- terest to musical aspirants in particular. A prize glee, "Awelon iach a boreu." is a capital produc- tion by the editor. The small sum of one penny is only asked for this magazine. I am surprised at this. for the matter it contains is truly valuable. Hitherto enterprises of this kind have not received encouragement from musici ins in general. I hope the lovers of music in this valley will not cast aside this timely and valuable opportunity The children attending Penygraig Board Scnool gave their first annual concert on Wednesday and Thursday, February Gth and 7tli, at the schools. The proceeds were in aid of a fund for securing a school library. The programme was both varied and attractive. Those admiring a good treat of music need not regret having given their patron- age on the occasion.
ANOTHER ICCWRW BACH" CASE AT BLAEHCWM- At Ystrad police-court, on Monday, (before the Stipendiary), William Porter was charge with selling beer without a license. P.C. Llewellyn said on Sunday week he was on duty near the huts, and from what he had heard watched defendant's house. At half-past one he saw 12 men coming out. At half-past three, in company with A.S. Bryan, he saw 10 men coming out. There were 20 or 25 men outside. They went in and told defendant what they had seen, and also told him they believed he was selling beer without a license. The wife said "No. all the beer we have in the house is that 4^-gallon cask. which I bought this morning of Mrs Davies, No. 4, Huts, for 3G," Asked what there was in a side rjjm. The wife said it was her lodger's room,and I .óked them to look. They went in, and saw a heap of mountain grass there. Asked what there was under that. She said nothing, and lifted up part of the grass. He raised the grass and found a 9-gallon cask under it empty. Had seen that cask delivered full the evening before. Asked how she accounted for its being empty. She replied her two lodgers had some, and her htfsband had some. Found she only had one lodger, and he was work- ing that day at the Swansea Bay Railway. By Mr Rhys, who appeared for the clefence- The nine gallons were supplied from Hockaday's brewerv, Pentre. He had not asked if beer was supplied. A.S. Bryan said he asked the wife how it was so many men were visiting the house. She replied, "There's none been here." Mr Rhys, after a private conversation with the wife, said the defendant would plead guilty. A.S. Bryan, recalled, said he believed the trade had been carried on at any rate since No- vember 1st. He had seen many men come out of the house, especially on Sundays. Fined t7 10s, or one month's hard labour.
P0NTYPRIDD CHAMBER OF TRADE. SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT, JANUARY, 1889. The accounts for the year ended the list December, 1888, which have been duly certified by the Auditor, ehow the receipts for the year to be .£1,'i Os.; payments, £ 2o 8s. 51" and a balance of JE32 lis. lOd. standing to the credit of the Chamber. The excess rf payments over receipts is to a great extent dne to the expenses incurred in the opposition initiated bv tho Chamber againet the Erection of a Turnpike Gat", u C'lfyoydd, aid also in connection wiih the support piven by the Chamber to the Committer formed for the purpose of bringing about the Abolition of Turnpike Tolls in South Wales. It is gratifying, however, to be able to iecord the successful issue of an agi- tation, which it is .believed was first started by tin* Chamber and it is hoped the members will not consider the funds of the Chamber have been ill-spant. Daring the past year the Chamber tave bra i in communication with the Pontypridd, Caer- philly, and Newport Railway Company with respect to the erection of Passenger Stations on their liDe at Glyntaff and Nantgarw. They are also in communication with the Barry Dock and Railways' Company, urging that Company to arrange for the running of their Passenger Trains into the 'I aff Vale Railway Company's Station at Pontypridd. And it is hoped the necessary arrangements will be made by the several Railway Companies to give effect to the suggestions placed .9 before them by the Chamber, anl thus undoubtedly confer a great boou upon the travelling public. The Great Western Railway Company have also been requested by the Cham. ber to arrange for the issue of their Tourist Tickets at Pontypridd Railway Station, and the Cnambet hRve reason to hope that the request will be acceded to. AH the Town of Pontypridd is rapidly growing in wealth and importance, the Council would again like to call the attention of the members to the fact that the town is still without a Public Clock, and recommend that another effort should be made to induce the Local Bostd to provide one, and, failiDg this, that the Chamber should take the matter up, and endeavour to raise the necessary funds by a public subscription. The number of Members is the same as last year, namely, 65, but the Council hope the members will make a renewed effort to materially increase the number, and thus enable the usefulness of the Obamber to be greatly extended. The Councils and Officers for ti e ensuing year have to be elected in accordance with Rules I 6 and 16. I v GEO. J. PENN, President. J. SPRAGUE, Secretary. ;• :it *f* 1 ■ y ,7
I iURiHRUFFm. THE DUCHESS DE TONYPANDY. HER KORNEL. THE SCOTCH ANIMAL. Mn EJ>IT.>i; Syh,— I promised u in my las!; letar 2 glvj u tha result of my study? of the Sloish Anymil an ear thay r ;—Tae spsshyof the Sk,)tca anv.n tl ra se^-n in this countree liaf got a pc.li on th-.tr-i bak., an sell r.vapaiee on a kredic sistim, m jsloe a shillin a week. Thay got big fiet bi .os ihiv haf got 2 wak so mutch, an geaeia ..e uns mitni. Thai kan be feel on bred an but .ar, am an eggs. Thji wd suratimes diiak bear, br,t thai r not ewsedtoit. If u ke-.p um eha led up thay r qu et ennii", but if u let am run iocs may wil run 2 the 1st 110 is" an orfer a bonny paisley s loia cheep atashiilinawajk." i'ha." r not 2 be i jKjLnmeiided as pets, bikos thav go tro 11 oase oii-e. E is sumtim?.- c )l!ed Johnny fortnight." But u mu« go 2 Skotshiand 2 c tho anyma:, as it ware, in is natif lave. A anymal mutsh admired tliare is kolied •• Tne provost. Tins anymal is not unlvke liu ingiisu mare, only more S" E is generalee 2 be f jwndm a koort ouse. E mosies wares spektaKles au a. bald'ed an barks at the uther anvniais. specially the drunk a.n disordurlea. E is rnoslee oil á shilhns an kosts. for witch e reeds a fine leksher on the evils of intempurans an then gose orne an sumtimes gets drunk. This dnvm.il 01 2 be chaned up. an e is. E wares it roan is nek, an is very prowde of it. E is mosleee quiet an gentil enuif till e is takan 2 the koort ouse, then e terns mos lishys an is very dangerus 2 enni 1 who gose oeit im indeed ferv few haf aproslied im at that tyms without sufferrin sum punidgment. If u kan pluk up kurradge 2 go neer im u kan feed im on eiinithin in fact enni- thin is good enuff 4 im. Anuther speshv is kolled The Bailie." This anyrnal is not uniyke the inglish Town K own si lor only thay haf not got enuff inglish 2 koll im bi is rite name. This soeshv seems 2 do nuthin but tri 2 get fat an gro vrishkars. E generalee is 2 be fovrnd by is own shop, lookin up and down the st-rete, wmmerinsj if any kustumars r koming. E is generalee fed on the baktm e kant cell. U need not chane im up nor mussel im e is quiet enuff. Anuther speshy is kolled The Laird." This is tne funnyest brele of the lot. m:>slie with red are an a fase of the same kullar, so u dont no ware is ed begins an is fase leevs off. E geueralee smokes bad bakko an' drinks wuss wiski. E is moslee little, but trys ery ard to look very big. U need not cLane irn up, as thar is no danger in im. E is fed moslee on porritch. If e gets tishyus gif im plenty of porritch. an e will lie d )w;i quiet enuff: dont gef irn 2 mutch wiski, bikos it makes im wuss. c- In Skjtshlani a lot of sharps live hi flats it's TI,) tov a thare. u uj. Anuther speshy is kolled The Deekun." E is moslee 2 be found in the kirk. Thay kail a churtsh a kirk thare. bikos thav haf not got enuff inglish as i sed bel. The Deekun haf gst a long fase, and a deep chest with a good hart beetin under it. E is mo-Ie3 quiet, but if e c'su wissul on the sabbath it makes im reel mad. Yu walk strate, and gif im plenti of porritch, all ote kakes an eis appy. Anothar speshy of the Skotsh anymal is kolled The eyelandman." This anymal runs about in a wild state, not bein yet domestikSed. E wares pettykotes bikos after e drinks wiski. jumps about like a steam nigger, and ses e is dansing. I kan forgif this anymal eferythin but his musik, witch e karrys about in a bag. If e dont like enni 1, e plays pipes stikin out o the bag, an in 20 minnits i-; enemi is eyther mad or dad. It is the mos orrybul deth 2 be played 2 deth on the bagpipes. It is a ard task 2 tri 2 tame this anymal. But if u do suksede it will pay you wel, for e as plenti of pluk, energi, and perseveerans. E got true keltic blood in his vains, an is a hot as the Welsn any- mal wen u spik to im ov is cuntri. I spos it is bicos e is suteh a red 'ot patriot e of tun talks aoout burns." and alltho e dusent blab like a Tory about "law and order e is veri fond ov referrin with pride to the Bobbie." E ad been hrfcjrjuced into this cuntri a long tv me bef our e dishcovered that he waz relashun to the Welsh anymal, and when e didrhay both wagged their tales together, and av ever sin-; b:n lookin out for 'Orne Rule. I supos e is another relashun. If u find, just put im in a pare of trowsis, take away is filly bag. and is dirk, witch is a nife. If this anymal has got a weekness 2 play on tne pipes it is ewseless trvin 2 stop him. e would rather see you cut im into about 140.0- >0.000.000 peeces. and then take them out 2 ce and thro' im ofer. Skotshlan. ware these anymals gro'. is a puty, plas, noted for ether an blew bells, Rob Roys, Bobbie Burnses, Wallace, and Breuceses. I am, MAR I GRUFFYDD DUTCHESS DE TOXY;'AXI>Y. tPatakoronetinbyhere). KOWNTESS DE PORTH. (Put this in big). LADY MARl GRUFFYDD Of the Tumble, Pontypridd. (Put something purty by here).
CONCERT AT COEDPEMAEN, PONTYPRIDD. On Thursday evening last a concert was suc- cessfully held at the Assembly Rooms of the Bonvilstone Hotel, Coedpenmaen, in aid of the funds of the Sunday School of St. Matthew's Church. The chair was occupied by the Rev. C. P. Hopkins, an Indian missionary, who acquitted himself in the several capacities of president, ac- companist. and vocalist with marked ability, and his services were warmly applauded throughout. The programme abounded with the comic element, and the varied character of the pieces was highly appreciative, prominently amongst which were the songs of the Brothers Harris, Mr T. Phillips, and Mr Furby and the stump speech, in character.of Mr Francis Thomas. At the conclusion of the enjoyable programme, the chairman expressed a hope that a series of such entertainments would be given. Votes of thanks were passed to those who had contributed towards the proceedings, and to Mr Clode, the landlord of the hotel, for the gratuitous use of the room. It should be added that the stage, was erected at the expense of Messrs. • T. Aston & Sons, who have taken considerable interest in the church cause at St. Matthew's ever since its establishment two years ago. The following was the PROGRAMME :— Part I-Instrumental Trio—Piano and Harmonium Pas Redouble," the Rev C. P. Hopkins and the Misses Hopkins song" Long Shoreman Billy," the Rev C. P. Hophins song "Fiddle and I," Miss Belle Hopkins comic song Nobleman's Son," (encored), Mr F. Harris song Cherry Ripe," Miss.Lashbrook tambour- ine solo, (encored), Mr F. Harris song" Stop the Ship," (encored), Mr R. Furby Glee Cana- dian Boat Song,"Glee Party. Part II—Duet, Piano and Harmonium "May Waltz," Rev C. P. and Miss B Hopkins song It's all up with poor Johnny now." (encored), Mr J. Harris song The Kings own," Rev C. P. Hopkins reading, Rev H. J. Williams, vicar song My Master's Gun" (encored), Mr T. Phillips song Ten minutes too late," Mr Morgan stump speech "Astronomy." (in character), Mr F. Thomas song Sailing," Mr E. Hopkins recitation I "Andv Andy," Mr W. Harris, sen. "Just before the battle," Mr R. Furby finale, G-od save the Queen."
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