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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. J; —— BRIDGEXD. | PROPERTY SALE.—Messrs. Stephenson and Alex- under, offered for sale on Saturday last, at the Wynd- ham Arms. Bridgend, some valuable property. L-)t 1 The u Tondu Arms was sold to Mr. J. Jenkins, the tell 650. Lot 2 Three cottages and a shop at Aberkenfis;. was sold :<> Mr. Evan David. Tynygarn. for £ 420. ill1. S. H. Stockwood was the solicitor for the vendor. PROPERTY SALE.—On Saturday afternoon, at the Wyndhinu Hotel. Bridgend. Mr. Alexander lof Messrs. Stephenson and Alexander, Cardiff) conducted sale. The first- lot, which was the Toiulu Arms. Tondu. held on a lease for 80 years from 18G5. and including a shop and adjoining premises (the whole at an r.rmual ground rent of £ 5). was started at £ 800, and knocked down to Mr. J. Jenkins, the pre- sent tenant, for £ 1,650. Three cottages and a shop at Aberkenfig. held upon lease for 50 years from 1860. were sold to Mr. Evan David. Tanygarn. for £ 420. A mow of hay stacked in the Wainskeel Fields. Bridgend, was sold forjt:87 to Mr. J. Howden, .Neath. FUNERAL SERMON.—On Sunday evening the v' president of Pontypool College (Rev. W. Edwards) occupied the pulpit of Hope English Baptist Chapel to deliver a funeral oration having reference to the recent death of the Rev. T. Cole, the pastor of the chapel. The chapel wa" crowded in every part. The rev. gen- tleman took his text from Psalm 23. v. 4. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death." Joc. The rev. gentleman, in the latter part of his discourse, expatiated on the many qualities of Mr. Cole as a Christian, a pastor, a promoter of temperance and .Sunday School work. At the close he read letters from Mr. Charlesworth. head master of Mr. Spurgeon's Orphanage Dr. Davies. the president of Haverford- west College from the English Congregational Church. Bridgend and Carey Baptist Chapel. Tondu —all expressing deep sympathy with the congregation and family of the deceased minister in their great loss. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY—The fortnightly meeting of this authority was held at the Union Workhouse on Saturday, when there were present:- Colonel Warlow (in the chair). Messrs. W. Howell (Wick). T. John (Llanblothian), T. Rees. T. Thomas. W. Hopkin. and E. Price. The inspector said he had, visited St. Hilary, and conferred with Mr. T. M. Franklin, and found the present supply inadequate and unwholesome, and being in close proximity to the churchyard it was liable to pollution. Mr. Franklin promised to obtain the opinion of some competent per- son in rega "I to a supply of wholesome water. The clerk read a resolution passed at a meeting of the parochial committee for the parishes of Newcastle Higher and Ynisawdre, urging the authority to grant the recommendation of the committee of the 5th of March la- viz..that the necessary premium and estimate oe obtained for boring near Tondu. 311". W. Howell (Wick) proposed that the necessary permission be obtained from the landowners. The RevlH. Lt'wis seconded, and it was carried. BLAENGARW. EISTEDDFOD.—An eisteddfod was held on Mabon's Day at Nebo Independent Chapel. The weather being fine. a great number of people were present. 1011'. Saiat-hiel presided. Mr. T. Richards. A.C., was con- ductor. and the adjudicators were Messrs. Jones. Plas- ma ri Daniel James Gwyrosydd). and John Watkins (Ieuan Tir larll). The competition throughout the meeting was very good. Recitation for those under 15 years. Master Moses Lloyd. Blaengarw: ear tests (under 15 years of age). Miss Miriam Thomas. Ponty- cymmer: recitation, "Merthyrdod Stephan," Messrs. D. Williams. Swansea, and David Rees bass solo. iNIr: .Stephen Howells, Maesteg duett. Dau Lowr." Gwilym Taf and S. Howells soprano solo. Yr Eos. Llinos Tawe and Mrs. Llewellyn. Blaengarw tenor solo. Mr. Richard Davies. An essay on The Present Needs of Blaengarw" was taken by Mr. T. P. Williams. Blaengarw. The children's choir, Gosteg. For." was awarded to the Tabernacle. Pontycymmer prize. £ 1 5s.. and a chromatic pitchpipe for the con- ductor. Three choirs competed for the chief prize of £ 7 and a-medal for the conductor, viz., Garth: Soar. M aesteg and Tabernacle. Pontycymmer. The last two choirs were nearly equal in merit. The latter, however, was the best, under the leadership of Mr. Richard Davies. A grand concert was given In the evening, when the -following took part :-Bass. Mr. Stephen Howells, Maesteg tenor. Gwilym Taf, Maes- teg contralto. Llinos Coity. Blaengarw soprano, Eos Afan. Plasinarl. Recitations were also given by Gwyrosydd and Mr. David Williams, Swansea. Pianist. Mr. R. Powell, Pontyrhyl. The proceedings throughout were quite a success, which is an ell- couragement to fhe promoters, who intend making it an annual ¡tHair. WANTED TO PURCHASE.—One or two dwelling- houses at Blaengarw or Nanthir. Good frontage required. Katie-street preferred. Apply, with full particulars, to T. J. Hughes. Esq., solicitor. Bridgend. Advt. ———— COYCHURCH. COTTAGERS' MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. -Oil April 4th, at the Board School, a meeting was tsovened by Mr. A. J. Williams. M.P., to consider the sdvisabilty of forming a Cottagers' Mutual Improve- ment Society for Coychurch and district. A goodly number interested in the matter put in an appearance, and it was unanimously decided, after listening to some very pertinent remarks made by Mr. Williams, to form such a society. Mr. Isaac Jones, builder, in the course of a neat little speech paid high tribute to Mrs. Williams for her kindness in visiting the sick. and for her generosity in supplying them with various delicacies. The above-named society have decided to hold in the summer a horticultural show, which, we anticipate, "rill he:L success, as some of its warmest supporters have been very successful at these shows, held in different parts of the Principality. Mr. Williams has very kindly consented to become treasurer, and Mr. W. Phillips has accepted the secretarial duties. It is worthy of note that Mr. Williams drove from Porth- cawl in order to attend the meeting. It is, indeed. very gratifying to find our esteemed representative identifying himself so closely with matters pertaining to the welfare of his constituents. COWBRIDGE. SCHOOL S POUT: The annual sports of the Cow- bridge Grammar School were held on Wednesday, when there were a good number of spectators. WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—A sermon was preached in this chapel on Wednesday evening last by the P. Neville Andrews, Chairman of the Cardiff and Swansea District. TOWN COUNCIL.—The monthly meeting of the Town Council was convened to be held on Thursday, the 2nd inst., but there not being sufficient members to form a quorum (only five being present), no business was transacted. ACCIDENT.—On Monday last. while a navvy em- ployed on the Cowbridge and Aberthaw Railway was wheeling a barrow along a plank to tip it into a truck. he from some cause or other fell down, breaking one of his legs in three places. EN TERTAINMEXT.—The last of a series of winter entertainments was held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom on Tuesday evening last, when a splendid programme was gone through. Mr. Aldermon T. Rees presided. A vote nt thanks was afterwards given to Mrs. Cuh crwcll and others who helped during the season. AFFILIATION.—At Cowbridge Police-court, on Tuesday. William Hopkin was summoned by Elizabeth Howell's t-o show cause, tfce. This case. which was ad- journed a fortnight ago, was again brought on. The defendant was ordered to p.y 3s. a week and costs. WEEKLY MARKET.—At Cowbridge weekly market on Tuesday, there was a good supply of stock, which sold at a slight advance on last week s prices. Fat cattle sold well at fcrom 6d. to 6|d. per lb. Fat calves, 9d. per lb. Cows and calves sold at £ 11 to £17, There was a large supply of sheep on offer, which sold well at 8d. to 9d. per lb. an advance of Ojd. Pigs sold better, at from 13s. to 40s. each. In wheat there was little doing, more for seed purposes than for millers. All corn showed an improvement in prices. UNLAWFULLY SHOOTING A PHEASANT.—At the County p dice-court on Tuesday — before Colonel Hobitrt Tyler, Messrs*. D. H. Davies and F. W. Dunn—Frederick Groom, gamekeeper to Mrs. Stacey, Llandough Castle, summoned John Evans, of The Herberts, for an offence of this kind. Mr. S; H. Stockwood appeared to prosecute, and Mr. Scale (Messrs. Scale and David, of Bridgend) to defend. The defence was that Evans was firing his gun to frighten crows, and that he did not take the bird.—The ansewer to this was that he was surprised by the keener.-Fined fl and ordered to pay the costs and advocate's fees. WILL OF THE LATE MR. RICHARD BASSET.— Probate of the will of the late Mr. Richard Basset (formerly Bassett), of Bonvilstone House, Cardiff. and Ivv House. East oodhay, has been granted to the executors—his wife (Mrs. Honor Georgina Basset), Captain John Glynne Richard Homfray. of Penllyn Castle. Cowbridge, and the Rev. Arthur Trosse For- tescue. Hainton Vicarage, Wragby. Lincoln (the testa- tor's brother-in-law). The gross value of the personal estate has been sworn at 148.683 14s. Id., and the net value at £ 47,020 12s. lOd. The testator bequeaths to Mrs. Basset the money to his credit at his bankers, the furniture and household effects at East Woodhay. and the use and enjoyment during her widowhood of Ivy House, and power of appointment of the proceeds of the sale thereof. The testator appoints one moiety of i a trust fund of £ 10,000 settled on his marriage with his first wife in favour of his daughter, Mrs. Ann, Mariah Rosamond Hard wick, and her children, and the other moiety in favour of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Constance Macdonald. and her children. He bequeaths to Mrs. Basset during her widowhood the income of all his residuary estate, which is subject to her interest therein,. to be in trust for all hi" children. PONTYCLOWN. Xi:v: CHAPEL.—Many will be glad to learn that there are now some hope,, of having a new Congre- gational Chapel at Pontyclown. and that the members are intending to sell the old one which has unfortunately been erected in a most inconvenient spot. Let us hope that those, whose fear of bogs and treacherous grounds has prevented from attending, will now no longer be absent from the new tabernacle which, we hope. will be built in a more convenient situation. READING INSTITUTE.—Although Pontyclown is but a comparatively small place, it can still boast of a reading room. which is patronised by the majority of the surrounding gentry, viz. — Messrs. Blandy Jenkins, Clark, Talygarn; J. Gibbon, Arthur J. Williams. M.P., Sir Morgan Morgan, J. Edwards (Ely Tin Plate Works), and Miss Biandy. Mr. Edwards has most generously given rooms and fire free of charge which saves the reading room ten or twelve pounds a year. Mr. Lewis, the manager of the Ely Works, is also very much interested in the institution, and all the officials give it valuable assistance. The rea ding room is deserving of all support, and we hope the efiorts of the promoters will be crowned with success. The members will meet next Saturday at the Schoolroom, where a dinner will be provided for them and for the invited guests. After dinner an entertainment will be held. the Rev. Gurnos Jones, of Newport, in the chair. Gurnos' capacity and humour and wit are well known, and a most enjoyable evening may therefore be safely anticipated. The only question is whether the room will be large enough to contain all. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL.—On Sunday evening the members of the Sunday School of the above chapel held their quarterly meeting. It may be stated that this meeting substituted the ordinary evening service. Much credit is due to the senior members of the chapel for allowing themselves to be deprived of a Sunday evening service every three months, for the sake of giving young people and other members of the Sunday School an opportunity to show some of their talents, by repeating chapters from the Bible, singing. and sacred recitations, tic. The following was the programme of the meeting in question :—Reading and prayer, Mr. Richards: address, Mr. David Williams (Ynysddu). which was very good. Tyn am y lan." Miss Davies. Anthem. Band of Hope party, led by Mr. T. Williams: recitation, Miss Mary Morgans Gweith- iwn, mae'r nos yn dyfod,"D. Williams recitation, Miss Davies Gwasgarwn had Tiriondeb," Willie Wil- liams recitation. Miss Evans, Tydu address, Shon Roser anthem by the choir recitation, Mr. Esmon Ffon yr hen addewid," D. Williams reading, D. Davies. The meeting closed with prayer. LLANTRISSANT. ECCLESIASTICAL.—At a special service held at the Palace Chapel, Llandaff. on Saturday, the Lord Bishop granted a lay reader's license to Mr. George Lewis for the parish of Llantrisant. PORTHCAWL. CONG R EG A T I ON A L E N T E R T A I N M E N T .—An enter- tainment was held at the Assembly-room on Wednes- day evening last. Rev. J. H. Walker, the pastor, being in the chair. A dialogue entitled, The Teetotal Barber," was performed by members of the Congrega- tional Sabboth School, assisted by several outsiders. There was a fair attendance. The proceeds go towards the funds of the English Congregation Church. THE BLUE STAR MINSTREL TROUPE gave an entertainment at the Esplanade Hotel, on W ednesday, in aill of the Porthcawl "Rest." There was a good attendance. We subjoin the programme :-Song, The Menagerie," Tambo song. Don't forget me darling." E. Emery song, The penny bus," Bones song. See that my grave is kept green," Mr. F. D. Gregory song, Whoa, ho, Ruby," Mr. A. Isaacs song. The brave old oak," Mr. W. Griffiths; song, I- The razors in the air," Tambo song, "Will you ever think of me." Mr. T. D. Gregory song. Switch- back railway," Bones. The Porthcawl String Band gave selections at intervals. Mr. M. Stradling, ven- triloquist. Mr. J. Howell. stump orator, Mr. C. Law- rence. clog dancer, and Mr. J. Glascodine. banjo seren- ader. acquitted themselves with great credit. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT.—Another of the popular entertainments were held on Saturday evening. Mr. W. H. Clathworthy presided over the meeting, and was supported by Revs. D. Evans, J. H. Walker, and C. C. E. Evans. The r»om was crowded, and good humour was maintained throughout the meeting. The programme appended was a thorgough good one. Songs were rendered in a creditable manner by Messrs. Iscae J. Haries, John Harries, Evan Rees, Thomas Pearce. and Miss Johhs. Aceompanyists, Misses Rees, Power, and Pearce. Recitations by Mr. Thomas, Newport Colliery humourous dialogue by a dozen or so. An address on books by a Mr. Darwin. The meeting proved a great draw, and are much appreciated by a goodly number of the young. A vote of thanks to the chairman, and the singing of the Land of my Father's" by Mr. C. C. Evans brought this happy meeting to a close. OGMORE VALLEY. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—On Monday evening, April 5th. a very successful competitive meeting was held at Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Ty- newvdd. under the presidency of Mr. John Jones, overman, Wyndham Colliery. There was a large at- tendance. The adjudicators were :—Singing. D. Thomas. G. and L. Bridgend poetry, Dyfed." Cardiff: recitation, Mr. D. Gwentfryn Jones, Ty- newydd and the essay, the Rev. E. Williams, Glyn- ogwr. The latter in giving his adjudication spoke in such a low tone, and at such great length, that he quite exhausted the patience of the audience, Mr. John Lewis. Tynewydd. gave an opening song, after which the competitions were proceeded with in the following order Dau Bennill i Lusernau Newyddion Cwm- ogwy," winner, Mr. W. Jones. Nantymocl soprano solo Yr eneth ddall," Miss Catherine Morgan, Ty- newydd Farm, was declared the winner Traethawd ar Hanes Methodistraeth yn Nghwinogwy, Mil. John Jones, Bryncethin, took the prize bass solo. Mae'n Gyniro byth," eight competed, and Mr. Win. Jones. Tynewydd, was declared the winner harmony analysis, winner Mr. Herbert Davies: tenor solo, Baner ein gwlad." prize awarded to Mr. William Davies (Eos Myrnach l, Tynewydd Marwnad i'r dweddar Mr. Jenkin Stanford, prize divided between' Mr. John Jones. Bryncethin. and another person sign- ing himself Siomysig," whose proper name did not transpire recitation, Yr Ystorm," prize divided between Mr. Jenkin Williams, Tynewydd, and Mr. David Davies, Nantymoel trio Fair Flora decks," prize awarded to Mr. Evan Griffiths, Nantymoel, and party singing at sight, Mr. W. Davies (Eos Myrnaeh) and Mr. Jenkin Williams, Tynewydd, took the prize duett. Dring. dring i fyny," prize awarded to Mr. Jenkin Williams and Mr. Tom Williams, Tynewydd chief choral competition, singing Clodfllrwch yr Arglwydd," anthem by Mr. Thomas, G. and L. Bridg- end. Three choirs sang in the following order, viz., Hermon Choir, Tynewydd Bethel Choir. Nantymoel and Bethlehem Choir, Tynewydd. The latter choir took the prize. COLLIERS MEETING.—On Monday (Mabon's Day) a meeting of colliers, under the auspices of the Ogmorc Valley District Association of Miners, was held at the Assembly-rooms of the Court Colman Hotel. Nanty- moel. Mr. George Howell, checkweighcr. presided. Mr. William Thomas, the district secretary, gave an account of the district funds, which showed that the funds in hand were over £ 50. The chief object of the meeting was to try to devise some means to extend the district, so as to embrace the whole of the workmen of the valley, and more especially to try and induce the workmen of the Ocean Colliery, who some time ago were members of the district, but had left themselves fall in arrears in their contributions, to re-join. Several workmen thought that the best plan would be to open lodges instead of collecting contributions in the manner they are collected at present. Others thought that it would be better for the district to sever its conoection with the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Federation, and join the National Federation. However, nothing definite was arranged, as it was thought best to wait to know what decision the Ocean workmen themselves will arrive at at their meeting next Saturday, which will be held at the Board School at five o'clock. The question of defraying the expenses of labour representatives on the School Boards was down for discussion, but it was deferred for the pre- sent. It was resolved to hold another meeting next Mabon's Day. and to invite some prominent man to address same. A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. „ MAESTEG. SERIOUS GCN ACCIDENT.—On Monday afternoon a man named Mr. Morgan Davies, Grove-street, met with an accident and sustained severe injuries. It appears that the gun exploded while the poor fellow was loading it. We are very glad to hear that his sight is unimpaired. TESTIMONIAL.—On Wednesday evening a com- mittee was held at the Post Office Chambers to con- sider the best means of furthering the testimonial to Mrs. H. Benner on her departure from Maesteg. Mrs. Benner has at all times been willing and ready to assist with her musical abilities every good and deserv- ing cause, and we hope that Messrs. T. Morgan (chair- man), T. Rees (treasurer), and T Howells (secretary), will bring the matter to a successful issue. NANTYMOEL. OPENING OF A CO-OPERATIVE STORES.—A co- operative society of this place has for some years carried on operations in a small inconvenient building, but with complete success. On Saturday a new shop was opened, und the old zinc building was abandoned. The present premises consist of a really handsome shop, fitted up in good style, and of a commodious house, which will be occupied by the manager, Mr. Evans, j Mr. Price was entrusted with the contract, and its successful completion reflects the greatest credit upon him. I am informed that the building has cost close upon tl.OOO. On Monday a tea was given in connec- tion with the above, admission to which could be obtained for Is. The proceeds are to be devoted to clearing off the debt on the building. This process is certainly a novelty. We hear of chapel debts being paid off by this means, but that a house of business should thus be treated is certainly unique in the trade annals of Nantymoel. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.—This election promises to be a keen contest. The retiring guardians, Mr. Jones, Gellyfyd, and Mr. Thomas Williams are offer- ing themselves for re-election. The new candidates are Mr. Price and Mr. Vaughan. Mr. Thomas Williams has not a strong claim on our voters, as I understand that he gave very little attention, and was most irregular in his attendance at the meetings. Mr. Vaughan. on the other hand, has every claim, being thoroughly well up in matters pertaining to the office he seeks to fill. No better man could be chosen, and it is to be hoped that at the election due appreciation of his abilities will be manifested. Mr. Price is coming forward to nullify his defeat over the overseer election, and I take him to be the best of the remaining candi- dates. He is regarded by all who know him as a man with a long head," and possessing keen business qualifications, and there is little doubt that the election on Monday next will show clearly that he has plenty of friends. A CURIOUS MENU CARD.—Papers have reached me from South America in which an account of the celebration of Gwyl Dewi Sant is marked off. A banquet was given at the Hotel de Londres in Buenos Ayres, and the Welshmen of the city assembled to do justice to the banquet, and show their loyality to Cambria. The most curious thing of all is the menu card used on the occasion, printed in Welsh, the following being the items — Cig oer, cawl cenin pysg. cig-llo a phys gleision, dov-ednod. mollt-gig berwedig, caws tostedig. crempog, poten Syr Watcyn, amrywiol gaws, ffrwythau. carw a gwin. THE CELEBRATION OF MABON S DAY.—It is matter for serious regret that so many spend this holiday in throwing away their hard earned money to the fat and sleek publican, who at the stroke of eleven pitch them into the street with very little ceremony. It is the old truism verified, u Half the worlds are fools and the other half live on their folly. The rioting and rowdyism prevalent at the public-houses leads one to deplore the good times. There is another side. however, and it is very gratifying to learn that heavy deposits are entered to the credit of the thought- ful workman in Post Office Savings Bank. The siim amounts to several hundred pounds per month. A WEDDING.—Miss Llewelyn, infant mistress at the Wyndham Schools, was on Tuesday joined in the bonds of matrimony to Mr. David Griffiths, grocer, of Nantymoel. BARRY DOCK. COLE AND COKE SHIPMENTS.—Last week's ex- ports at Barry Dock were as follows :—Coal. 92,587 tons 5 cwt. coke. 952 tons 9 cwt. total, 93,539 tons 14 cwt. This was shipped on board 48 steamers and 13 sailing vessels: total. 61. The imports during the week consisted of 65 tons of bricks. The number of vessels in dock on Wednesdy morning last was 48—22 steamers and 26 sailing vessels. NEW DltY DOCK OFFICES.— Permanent offices are now in the course of erection at Barry Dock for the Barry Graving Dock and Engineering Company Limited. The structure, we understand, is of a com- modious character and handsome elevation, and is being built by Mr. D. Davies. contractor, of Cardiff, the architects being Messrs. Richards and Gethin, Cardiff and Barry Dock. v < I CADOXTON. VOLUNTEER SUPPER.—The second annual supper of the No. 11th Battery (Barry and Cadoxton) 2nd G.A.V. will take place at the Picnic Hall on Thursday evening next. HEARTS OF OAK FRIENDLY SOCIETY.-At the King William IV. Hotel. Cadoxton. on Monday even- ing next, the first annual dinner of the members of the Cadoxton branch of the Royal Hearts of Oak Friendly Society will take place, commencing at seven o'clock sharp. During the evening presentations will be made to the Messrs. Kinnersley, who are about leaving the Three Bells Inn, Cadoxton. PROPOSED PROPERTY" SALE.—By order of Mr. C. C. Dunn, Cardiff, Messrs. Jenkins, Clarke it Co., auctioneers, were announced to conduct a sale of cottage property, at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, on Monday evening. The seven lots were Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7. 9, 13, and 15, Main-street, Cadoxton, and consisted of houses held for the residue of a term of 999 years, under separate leases at a ground rent of £ 1 10s. per house, and at a weekly rental of 7s. There was a very small attendance, but amongst those present were Messrs. Jenkins (Cardiff), J. A. Hughes (Barry), B. G. Davies, F. P. Jones Lloyd (Cadoxton), David Jones, and J. Jones (Barry Dock). At half-past seven o'clock the auctioneer said that as there were so few present, it was useless putting the property up. A good reliable Timekeeper saves its owner time and money. The best and cheapest are Newman's English Lever Watches. Warranted for five years. Address, High-street, Cadoxton. BONVILSTONE. CHURCH WORK.—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christie, of Bonvilstone, have presented a costly Communion flagon as an Easter gift to the Parish Church. They also recently gave about 50 artistic lamps for the light- ing of the church, and also a complete set of books for the use of the choir. Such acts of generosity should not go unrecorded. PENMARK. IMPORTANT SALE. — From our advertisement column it will be seen that Messrs. Stephenson and Alexander, of Cardiff, will hold their annual Penmark auction sale of valuable fat and store stock on the 20th instant, and not on the 15th as previously announced. PEXARTH. MR. JAMER WARE.—We understand that Mr. James Ware, J.P.. is preparing for a pleasure cruise in his beautiful yacht Corrinna, and will start in the course of a few days. SABLE SINGERS.—On Sunday last at the St. Andrew's Hall. the Sable Singers, a batch of freed slaves, held religious services, delivered addresses and entertained a large audience with appropriate nigger songs. The services throughout were of a most devout character, and the songs were quaint, attractive, and well rendered. NOMINATION OF OVERSEERS.—On Friday even- ing a meeting of Penarth ratepayers was convened at the vestry-room of the parish church, for the purpose of nominating the overseers for the ensuing year. Mr. John M. Jennings presided. Mr. Jenkin Llewellyn presented his half-yearly account, which, being satis- factory, was passed. The retiring overseers stated that they did not desire to be re-elected. Mr. William Morris proposed, and Mr. C. Tonkin seconded, that the names of the following gentlemen—viz., Mr. Rees William Jones (retired grocer), Mr. Roberi Monroe (manager, Penarth Slipway), Mr. T. L. Howe (artist), and Mr. John M. Jennings (timber merchant)—be submitted to the magistrates for approval. A vote of thanks to the retiring overseers, and to Mr. Jennings for presiding, terminated the meeting. THE CHARGE AGAINST THE UNION DOCTOR.— At the usual weekly meeting of the Cardifi Board of Guardians, held on Saturday morning at the work- house. Dr. Paine presiding, the Rev. J. R. Buckley drew the attention of the board to two cases in which negligence was alleged against Dr. Nell, of Penarth. The medical officer had appeared before the medical relief committee, and had given his explanations of the cases. In one case-that of Bartholomew Sullivan- the man had not been seen bv the medical officer for eighteen weeks, although beef and milk had been or- dered. The doctor's explanation was that the man lived at the extreme corner of his district, and that it would be necessary for him to make a special journey if the man were to be visited. The committee insisted that the man ought to be visited whether his, case was incurable or not. and the medical officer promised to comply with their wishes. I LLANDAFF. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS.—At the Llandaff Police-court on Monday-there being on the bench Colonels Wood and Page and Mr. J. Gunn-the appointment of overseers for the eight parishes in the district took place. The following gentlemen were appointed — For the Llanedeyrn parish, Messrs. James Mat. Akers and Edward Akers (Pentrebane, St. Fagans) Llaniltern parish. Messrs. John Morgan (Julian's Farm) and William Richards (Ty'n-y-wetn);; Dwrlvn, Messrs. John Miles (Tydu) and Thomas Williams; Llandaff. Messrs. David Davies (Wedal Farm) and David Evans (The Foundry, Llandaff- yard) Whitchurch, William Wride (Graig Farm) and William John (College-road); Radyr, Robert L. Bassett (Water Hall) and William Lowrie (Radyr Farm); Llanishen, George Wells (4, Church-terrace) and Rees Davies (5, Church-terrace) Lisvane, William Husband (Maerdy Farm) and Thomas Richards (Llwynpia Farm); Caerah, William Emerson (Sweldon Farm) and Henry Osmond (Springfield House). George Thomas, Ely Farm. was also ap- pointed to the office of chief-constable for the division of Kibbor. SUNDAY DRUNKENNESS.—At the Llandaff Police- court on Monday—before Colonels Page and Wood and Mr. John Gunn—George Carter, Samuel Llewellyn, and Alfred Talbot, all of Cardiff, were charged with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday, the 15th February. The defendant were seen by Police-con- stable Phillips with a number of other men very drunk and setting dogs to fight. They all gave wrong names and addresses. The Bench fined each defendant 10s. and costs.
LLANTWIT-MAJOR SCHOOL BOARD.
LLANTWIT-MAJOR SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of the above Board, was held at the Schools, on Wednesday week, at six p.m. Present :—Mr. Redwood (chairman), and Messrs. J. B. Nicholl, D. J. Jenkins. J. Deere, and Hopkins. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. — The Clerk reported that he had received notice from the Education Department, that the examination would be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21st and 22nd. He had issued summonses against Robert Cummings and Ann George, for the non-attendance of their children, John Cummings and T. George, that the attendance officer had appeared to prosecute, and that Cum- mings had been fined 5s., and an order made in the case of Ann George.—The Clerk produced a list of cases in which the board had prosecuted since 1877, with a statement of the costs of each pro- ceeding, and the amount of fines recovered, which he has instructed to forward to thc- Education De- partment, pointing out that in every case the costs exceeded the fines.-The Clerk having reported that he had received notice from the Inspector of Nuisances of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Sanitary Authority, to abate an alleged nuisance arising from the cesspools not being properly ventilated, was instructed to write the sanitary authority in the matter.-Resolved that the Clerk write Mr. Edwin Davies and Mr. Elias George to complete their respective contracts.
LLANTvVIT-MAJOU NOTES, Persecutions did not die with the conversion of Saul of Tarsus. But the wheel of time has brought a wonderful change. Instead of the apostles of Jesus of Nazareth being persecuted we find those who claim apostolic succession by to-day turn persecutors. The latest which has come to my notice is that of a rev. gentleman who has given notice to his tenant to give up his farm (which, by the way. is glebe land) for no other reason than that the said tenant is a staunch Radical and advocate of disestablishment. The tenant is a model farmer, a man who is respected by all who have any business transactions with him. and one who is always foremost in every movement to advance the cause of agriculture. And yet, for- sooth. because he has the manliness to advocate the principles he believes in he has notice to quit his farm, which he has brought to a high state of cultivation, and to loose the benefit of his skill and energy, and that at the bidding of one who pro- fesses to preach goodwill to all men. When young and impetuous, before my hairs had become white, and when time had not made its impression on my brow, I used to wonder why the farmers of the vale were so subservient to the will of their landlords. But experience has taught me that our land laws give such unjust privileges to the landlord that the wonder is that the spirit of independence is not completely crushed out of the tenant farmer. And when I find men standing up for what is a Briton's right—freedom, freedom' in its highest and noblest form, the freedom of conscience—I still have faith and hope that the day is not far distant when our agriculturists will exclaim with Lowell- Men whose boast it is that ye Come of fathers brave and free, If there breathe on earth a slave, Are ye truly free and brave ? If ye do not feel the chain, When it works a brother's pain, Are ye not base slaves indeed, Slaves unworthy to be freed ? Is true freedom but to break Fetters for our own dear sake And with callous hearts, forget. That we owe mankind a debt: > | No true freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing, and abuse. Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think. They are slaves who will not dare All wrongs to right, all rights to share. f! Time is with us, and if the spirit of Lowell, as breathed in the above extract, was once engraved on the minds of our agriculturists of the vale, we should shortly see right triumph over the might of of the oppressor. One of the plums of the teacher's profession is now in the market. From an advertisement in one of the local papers. I find that the Penllyn School Board are advertising for a certificated master, at the extravagent salary of :1.:35 per annum, with half the Government grant and the school pence, which added together under the most favourable circum- stances may reach the grand total of t 6 0. and the testimonials must not exceed three. What irony What master,worthy of the name, will.having spent his time to learn the profession, accept such an offer, or what testimonials can the board expect with a certificated master for such. a beggarly pittance. If this is a specimen of the way the School Board and school managers treat their masters, I hope the time is not far distant when the School Board areas will be extended in conformity with the resolution passed by the S. U. of Teachers at Cardiff, otherwise onr system of education will prove itself a fraud and a sham. The first part of the advise given by the Master to his disciples, Be ye as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves," has been well engraven on the minds of our clergy if the latter part has been sometimes forgotten. The invitation given by the Rev. Mr. Nichol to the teachers of the Cowbridge district proves the fact. Free education is coming. and the rev. gentlemen wishes to take the sting out of its Radical tail, and invites the teachers of the above districts to meet himself and other gentlemen of the cloth to discuss educational matters at a garden party. What a sad plight those poor schoolmasters must be in Would it be believed only the teachers of two school boards are in the district who are members of the associ- ation. I pity their plight, wishing for freedom and held fast in the toils of clerical bondage.
THE LOCAL BOARD ELECTION PRIZES.
THE LOCAL BOARD ELECTION PRIZES. We have received an enormous number of appli- cations for these prizes, many of them hailing from districts which we thought would take no interest in the Barry Local Board. The prime favourite was Mr. John Cory, the good and the generous Mr. John Cory," one enthusiastic lady at Wenvoe called him but he was run close by Mr. William Thomas. Vere-street, Mr. Copp, Dr. Lloyd Edwards, and Mr. Edward Hughes. The winners of the competition are 1st.—Mr. T. Harries, 32. Quarella-street, Cadox- ton 600. 2nd.—Mr. T. Thomas, 47, Plantaganet-street. Cardiff 650. It is seen that not one of the two is absolutely correct in his figures, but, according to our premise, we give the prizes to the candidate who has given the nearest figure.
PENARTH NOTES. By CUITICCS. It is not often that shorthand is taught gratis. Yet I am glad to see that a class of about 70 pupils is being taught the winged art," at Cogan. by 1 9 the Rev. Geo. Hargreaves. whose indefatigable efforts with the Cardiff Shorthand Association introduced to the Principality an army of rapid and clever penwielders, some of which ranked high as good writers for the press. I am sure the rev. gentlemen who conducts the class single- handed, deserves the esteem of all. I wish him every success, and. hope that every young man (and woman) who intend emerging into the com- mercial or literary world will take advantage of the great boon offered them. Penarth is known to be the stronghold of Toryism in the South Glamorgan Parliamentary Division. The opening of the Conservative year is to be heralded with a dance The leading Primrose dames will be there, among whom we notice the name of Lady Morgan, the better half of the kind, genial, but greatly misled Jubilee Knight. No doubt the dance which takes place on Friday next will be the rendezvous of the chief Unionists (bah) of the constituency. Grand eloquent speeches and flattering remarks will evidently be the order of the night, and the Conservative organs will talk of a grand display and extraordinary prospects, but the whole will only be a bubble which is bound to burst. Dance on, sweet maids dance on. fair dames enjoy yourselves, for you will gain nothing more. While the Tories are preparing for battle, the Liberals at Penarth seem lethargic and drowsy. No attempt whatever is made towards organising or strengthening the party. A large number of ardent Liberals reside in our midst, but with the exception of a few billiard players and loungers at the Liberal Institute, they are never to be seen. Why this neglect.' Of all places in the consti- tuency none requires a more earnest and skilful drilling than Penarth. Yet to all appearances the party leaders are asleep, the Liberal Institute is nothing more than a social club, and the general condition of the party, weak here at its best, is disgracefully out of gear. I hear on reliable authority, than Major Evan Rowland Jones, the present United Slates Consul for Wales, and who resides at Penarth, is to be- come a candidate for parliamentary honours at the next general election. Although it is not gener- ally known what constituency will have the honour to return him. I may say that it is not the Merthyr Boroughs, as we were told some time ago. Major Jones possesses great oratorical power of a per- suasive kind, has a happy knack of making himself generally liked, and will not only wrest a Tory seat at the next election, but will be in a fair way of becoming the leader of the Welsh National party in Parliament. He has already done good work for Wales in Cardiff and the Rhondda Valley, holds a high position in the Society for the Utilization of the Welsh Language, sits on the Council of Governors of the Cardiff University College, and has presided over the Cardiff Cymrodorion. the most powerful society of its kind in Wales, for the last seven years. The new offices of the Penarth Local Board will be completed in a few days, and they are greatly needed, for the present rooms are very inadequate for the requirements of the Board. Acting on a suggestion I made last week, member Morris moved that the reporters should sit face to face with the members, but although a strenuous effort was made to find room for them, only two out of the three present were enabled to seat themselves at the table. Arrangements have been made at the new building for press accommodation. which I am sure will be duly appreciated, I thank Mr. Morris for what he has done. and I have no doubt that his kind motion will be borne in mind by others.
IN AND AROUND BARRY,
IN AND AROUND BARRY, The memory of Mr. David Davies, the vice-chair- man of the Barry Dock and Railways Company, is to be kept in our district in more ways than one. The directors of the Barry Company decided not long ago to have a statue of the deceased gentleman placed near Barry Dock pier, and the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists of South Wales are taking active measures towards the erection of a handsome memorial chapel at Barry. The Davies family have now decided to devote the sum of 1: 5,000 as a tribute to the memory of their great name-sake. The sum ofl:200 is to be given towards scholarships for intermediate schools in Glamor- ganshire, and inasmuch as we are to have an inter- mediate school at Barry the district will par- ticipate in a measure in the benefits. But what will most interest the inhabitants of the district is the decision of Messrs. Davies and Sons to expend the sum of-t 1,000 to the erection of a reading room at Barry for the use of the workmen employed on the Dock and Railway. Our district lost a good friend in Ocean Davies and it is but natural that in a town in which he took such a keen interest, monuments to his memory should be placed. Much surprise has been expressed because Mr. Milward did not stand for the local board election. It was no secret that the new ratepayers' associa- tion was originally intended to be an election machine to work with a view to his being returned. But to the astonishment of everybody, the associa- tion which was established with such a flourish of trumpets has apparently voluntarily buried itself. All this is strange, very strange. Mr. Milward, in one of his fiery speeches, promised to fight Mr. George Thomas upon his own dunghill. Didn't he mean in the local board.' But let me explain. In the first place. Mr. Milward has stated that he has too much private business to attend to, and with regard to the association, it will lie in a dor- mant state until its members are possessed of votes. The long meeting at the Cadoxton Picnic Hall on Tuesday wasn't a very brilliant affair. There wasn't much enthusiasm, but there was plenty of room, the small hall being just about half-filled. The comic lecture of Mr. Greenwood Hartley-for it can be termed nothing else-was hugely enjoyed. Frequent references to the Parnell case. and the fire escape in particular, although decidedly out of place in an audience in which there were a few ladies, did not fail to tickle the audience. Some good round Salisburies," told in a pleasant form, were received as so much gospel by the intelligent constitutionalists, who probably went home to their beds firmly impressed with the belief that the great Balfour, whom the lecturer termed as the Balfour of the Irish people, loved and trusted by them," is performing the work of Providence in evicting poor Irish tenants from the homes erected by themselves, and from the farms which they have themselves improved. The limelight view of an Irish eviction presented before the audience was incomplete in one detail. Where was the battering ram Mr. Saunders has never looked upon the Local Board with a friendly eye. and his love for them has certainly not increased by an incident which took place a couple of weeks ago. A sample of water was taken from the well belonging to him on Cadoxton Moors, and in being analysed by the public analyst was found to be decidedly impure. The well has been ordered to be closed. But Saunders isn't to be beaten that way. He has decided to take a sample of the water himself in the presence of the inspector of police, and forward it to the Local Government Board for them to analyse. Mr. Saunders will always give the Local Board a knock when he has the opportunity, and don't you forget it. ——— I am surprised to hear that only two hundred Welsh census papers were forwarded to the local registrar. These were distributed in the country district with the result that the Welsh people of Barry, Barry Dock, and Cadoxton did not receive any at all. Another result has been that a good many of the papers have been filled up in Welsh. The Welsh editor of The Star also informs me that he has been busy filling up papers for Welsh people who were unable to do it for themselves because they were not supplied with papers in the language they understood. There have been e several complaints, too, in reference to more than one paper being left at a number of houses. As a correspondent correctly says in another column, the returns are likely to be confused, unless the enumerators are exceedingly careful in their work.
GRAND CONCERT AT CADOX-I TON.
GRAND CONCERT AT CADOX- TON. On Wednesday evening last a grand concert took place at the Board, Schoolroom. Cadoxton, in aid of the proposed Welsh Church at Holton, when the chair was taken by Sir Morgan Morgan. In the course of a short introductory sïJaech partly, English, partly Welsh—the chairman ssiil that he was glad to see such a splendid gatherings there that night. A few years ago Cadoxton had been but a little village, but now it was an important centro and would increase in importance continually in tltft: future through the energy aral enterprise of its- inhabitants. (Cheers.) He was glad also to see that Welshmen were true to. their old Church, whose history began fifteen hundred years agai It was in this district-at Llantwit-Major -that the. first Christian Church, was established in Britain: and he was glad to think- that Welshmen were still true to their ancient Church. (Applause.) The following programme was then gone through :—- Pianottirte solo, Miss Davies (Mrs. Morris was un- avoidably absent); solo-; '• O na byddai'n haf o hyd Mr.. J. Michael; song, "Alone on the raft." Miss Kate Morgan: glee," Hiraeth," Cadoxton Male Voice Party -ioi4; Safe in my father's home," Mr. H. Miller ctuett, "HomeIr and Blodwen," Miss Thomas and Mr. | J. Mitchael; comic song, The wicked Welshman," Mr. H. Morgan solo," EisteddfodLlanfairpwllgwyngyll." Mr. D. Hamer (encoued). During the interval Mr. J. Llewellyn, editor of the B"IJ /))><•/• Xcu-s, said that, though the committee had only expected at first to make some £10 out of the concert, he was glad to be able too say that they had cleared nearly ,£25. (Ap- plause). He wished to thank all thase present who had supported them, and those friends who were fortunately absent—(laughter)—for their ungrudging, support. They had met with no refusal; but all, Nonconformists as well as Churchmen, had willingly contributed. (Cheers.) They had received some 50. letters from people living at a, distance, and out of the whole number, the first received was the only dis- couraging one. They intended to come and ask for their support again, and he was sure they would not ask in vain, as theirs was a voluntary system. (Ap- plause). He wished, as a Welshman, to thank them most heartily on behalf of the committee for. their assistance and support. (Cheers.) The second part of the programme was then proceeded with. Miss M. J, Thomas (Llinos Ogwy) sang Just like the men Miss Kate Morgan Cymru Fydd," and (encore song) I- The old stile-" Mr. W. H. Morgan gave a comic song, Gilhooly's Supper Party" (encored) Mr. Miller, '■ The skipper of St. Ives Misses Morgan and Thomas sang,a duett. In the dusk of the twi- light and the Cadoxton Male Voice Party, under the leadership of Mr. J. Michael, gave an effective rendering of "Comrades in arms Miss Kate Morgan, of course, met with tho greatest amount of enthusiasm, and fully deserved it. Miss Morgan, is the happy possessor of a rich, powerful con- tralto voice, and she possesses also the gift, akin to genius, of losing her own personality in her song. One can see she feels every word and every note she utters. Her rendering of Cymru Fydd kept everyone in the room spell-bound even those who did not understand the words instinctively knew and felt that Miss Morgan was appealing directly to every patriotic heart. We hope that when the committee decide on organising their next concert we shall again have the pleasure of hearing Miss Morgan. Miss Thomas (Llinos Ogwy) also sang charmingly, in a sweet, high soprano voice. The duett, 41 Howell and Blo(lwen," was splendidly rendered, but the contralto was somewhat too strong for the soprano in In the Dusk of the Twilight." Much credit is due to Mr. J. Michael for getting together- such a good male voice party, and we hope to hear great things of it in the future. The concert was an unqualified success, and we congratulate the committee most cordially. The object was a good one. and de- served the success that it won. We wish them a con- tinued success in their future efforts.
BARRY 4ND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD…
BARRY 4ND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. *"Ùr. Edward Treharne, Cadoxton 574 William Thomas, Cadoxton, auctioneer 567 *William Thomas, Sully, farmer 495 Cory, Porthkerry. merchant 454 NON-ELECTED. *Edward Hughes, Cadoxton, draper 448 Dr. W Lloyd-Edwards, Holton, Barry Dock 411 George Garnett. Cadoxton. outfitter 382 WTilliam Copp, Cadoxton, plasterer 315 John Jones, Cadoxton, grocer 72 Those denoted by an asterisk are old members. FIRST ELECTION, JULY, 1888.. ELECTED. J. C. Meggitt 529 E. D. Jones 473 Dr. P. J. O'Donnell 469 J. Robinson 469 J. Cory 462 O. Jenkins. 453 William Thomas, Sully. 423 E. Hughes. 414 Rev. Canon Allen 408 Jenkin Jones 395 Charles Morgan 395 Lewis Williams 377' NON-ELECTED. E.F.BIackmore. 368: David Griffiths 331 George Thomas 301 E. 0. Evans 298 B. Lewis 264 J. Phillips 206 J. J. Williams 205 G. Garnett. 112 W. H. Price 16 SECOND ELECTION, APRIL 1890. ELECTED. George Thomas, architect 44G John Jewell Williams, hotel proprietor.. 382 Joshua Barstow, surveyor 357 Benjamin Lewis, baker and grocer. 288 NON-EJECTED. Charles Morgan, farmer 187 William Thomas, auctioneer 185 Rev. Canon Allen, Porthkerry 151
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.
PENARTH LOCAL BOARD ELECTION. ..r- THREE OLD MEMBERS RETURNED. The result of the Penarth Local Board election was declared on Tuesday as follows :— ELECTED. *Mr. David Morgan. 1.217 *Mr. Robert Forrest 1.035 *Mr. W. B. Shepherd 817 NON-ELECTED. Mr. William Cole. 536 Mr. T. Lewis 546 'Old members.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORTHCAWL. ARRIVALS. April 2.—Elizabeth Cowman, Waterford, 85, pit- wood, Fred. E. Vivian. Marie Emelie, Bordeaux, 130, pitwood, Fred. E. Vivian. April 3.—Corrwg ss. Bilbao, 1,100 iron ore. North's Co. Grimsby ss, Bayonne, 800, pitwood1, North's and Ocean Co., Limited. April 7,-Volzy, pitwood. North's Navigation Co1 Favourite, Ilfracombe, light. April 8.—Pamilla, Pennant, Fishguard. SAILINGS. April 2.—Charles Mitchell ss, light. April 7.—Chrysolite, Penzance, 270 coal. Sans Sonci, Arcachou, 150 coal. Star of St. Agnes. St. Agnes, 100 coal. Susan Elizabeth, St. Ives, 131. coal. Giles LanD" Falmouth, 180 coal. Equity, Penryn, 120 coal. Em- blem, Penzance, 118 coal. Favourite, Ilfracombe. 55 coal. Corrwg ss, Cardiff, light. Elizabeth Cowman, Waterford, 230 coal. April 8.—Star, Scilly, 156 coal. Union, Falmouth, 140 coal. Eatori, Bannow, 80 coal. Glamorganshire Lass, Port Eynon, 30 coal. Edmund, Scilly, 100 coal.
TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE j^RECTION OF J^EW JJOTEL AT PALMERSTOWN, NEAR C AD OXTOX JUXTA BARRY. Plans and Specification can be seen, and Quantities obtained at the Offices of the Architects. Tenders to be sent in to us (endorsed) not later than the 15st inst. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. BRUTON AND WILLIAMS, ARCHITECTS, 15, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. RUPTURES, HERNIA. How can it be cured, Consult ALLEN PEARCE. Private rooms, 13. THE PARADE, CARDIFF. Home 10 to 4. Printed and Published for the Proprietors by W. LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, at the Star Printing Works, Vere Street. Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, in the- County of Glamorgan, April 10th, 18.91.