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BRIDG EXD. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting of this Board was held at the Union Workhouse on Sa- 'es turday, when there present-Rev. F. W. Edrnondes (chairman), Rev. H. Lewis, n. Thomas (Pyle), W. Jones, M. Jenkins, Edward Lewis, Robert Thomas (Landow), John Thomas (Cowbridge), Evan Williams, Thomas Rees, John Thomas (Coychurch Higher), John Rees, Richard Thomas, Yr. Howell" (Wick), Richard Williams, W. Howell (Pencoed), Thomas Jenkins. There was no business of public import- ance. RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY.—At the monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Union Work- house on Saturday, there were present—Rev. F. W. Edmondes (chairman), Rev. H. Lewis, and Colonel Wariow. With regard to the medical officer's report, Colonel Wariow said he should like if some improve- ments could be made in the manner in which the reports of the medical officer were sent in. The usual course was to send in reports quarterly, but he thought that in bad cases the reports should be sent in imme- diately. In the last report there were three or four bad cases which occurred in April and were not re- ported until May. He thought that in very bad cases the medical officer should report at the time.—The Chairman said the difficulty would be met by the medical officer reporting the worst cases at the time they occurred.-Dr. Randel! stated that that was their object in attending the meetings of the authority, to report cases of urgent impoatance.—This was all the business. "WALES DAY BY DAY,"—In this interesting column of the Western Mail appears one of those blunders of the Printer's Devil, quoted from one of the Bridgend papers. It was contained in a police- court report, and read as follows :—" Police-sergeant Smith gave evidence, and was fined 10s.. including costs." We pity the Printer's Devil for a few weeks. PICNIC.—As a result of the energy of several young ladies belonging to the choir of the Tabernacle "inde- pendent Chapel a picnic was organised and held on Wednesday in last week at Southerndown. After being conveyed thither in brakes and enjoying the usual gambol on the beach, the party enjoyed a splen- did tea, with cold collation, at the Dunraven Arms. Subsequently an entertainment was held, at which songs, recitations, and glees were rendered in splendid style. A capital evening's enjoyment was afforded. NO MORE GRAY HAIR OR BALD HEADS.—See the People's Fireside Journal, this week. All news- agents, Id.; post free, 2d., from 59, Newman-street, London, W.
BLACKMILL. FAILURE OF A MILLER-At the Cardiff Official Receiver's office, on Tuesday morning—before the deputy official receiver (Mr. Orr)—Mr. Lewis Ed- wards, miller, of Black Mill, near Bridgend, presented himself for his first examination. The receiving order was made upon the creditor's petition, the act of bankruptcy being failure to comply with the bank- ruptcy notice for £87 18s. 6d. Mr. A. Ingledew re- presented the petitioning creditors. The debtor had not filed his statement of airairs, and was not in a position to make any offer to hia creditors. A resolution was therefore passed leaving the matter in the hands of the Official Receiver. On a rough calculation the debtor stated that his liabilities were about £230, of which X22 10s. was for rent, and his assets were set down at £11 7s., including furniture to the amount of £ 2 the remainder being book debts. He stated that he commenced business at Black Mill 14 years ago with a capital of £ 20, but for the last four years his business had been falling off, which he mainly at- tributed to illness.
OGMORE VALLEY. LOSS.—A football player, named Edward Davies lost a bag \vith football clothes at the Golden Lion Inn. Aberkenfig. last Monday. ATHLETIC CLUB.—Mr. "Fred A. von Gelder has been appointed secretary of the Ogmore Athletic Club, and it is requested that all communications be sent to him. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARIES.—On Sunday and Monday the Wesleyans of Tynewydd held their Sunday school anniversary. On Monday the school para,c1ed the streets, and afterwards returned to the schoolroom, where tea and cake was provided. In the evening an entertainment was held, under the presidency of Mr. Stafford. Re- citations, dialogues, and selections of music by the choir was given. Mr. R. F. Bennett conducted the singing, and Mr." J. Osborne presided at the har- monium. The Independents also held their Sunday school treat on Monday, when a very enjoyable day was spent. PRESENTATION.—On Monday evening the mem- bers of Calvary English Baptist Chapel presented their pastor, the Rev. W. E. Robinson, and Mrs. Robinson with a purse of gold, as a token of the esteem in which they are held. This church has made great strides since Mr. Robinson took to the pastorate, some eighteen months ago. Fifty-eight have been added to the church. Mr. Robinson and his amiable wife are held in high esteem by the members of this church. CONCERT.—The forthcoming concert which will take place at the Board Schools next Wednesday evening will undoubtedly be a rare musical treat. The artistes engaged for the evening are well known to all the musical fraternity, and need no comment. We find thai the soprano, Miss Pollie Rowlands, who made quite a sensation in London last season, and Miss Ceinwen Jones, the successful contralto at the Swansea National Eisteddfod, will be amongst the vocal artistes, A very full house is anticipated. We wish the Ogmore Athletic Club every success.
MAESTEG. SAD ACCIDENT.—An accident of a very painful nature occurred to a young man named William Davies, living at Park-street, at the Coegnant Colliery on Saturday last. PRESENTATION. — On Monday evening last Mr. Jenkin Evans, manager of Oakwood Colliery, was presented with a very handsome testimonial by his workmen. The presentation consisted of a beautiful gold watcb, and an oil-painting of himself. Mrs. Evans also was presented with an oil-painting of herself. The meeting was crowded, and a very interesting pro- gramme was gone through. Several eulogistic speeches were made regarding the recipients, and he suitably responded. The local amateur vocalists rendered their parts well. THE LOCAL BOARD AND THE GAS COMPANY. —A special meeting of the Board was held on Wed- nesday week to consider the gas contract. It tran- spired that the Gas Company had refused to light the public lamps on September 1st because the Board had refused to accept a proviso which the company wished to insert with regard to the possible increase in the price of labour. Messrs. J. Tamblyn, T. Rees, T. King Davies commented severely on the quibbling tactics of the company, who appeared to insist on their own terms, inasmuch as they had the monopoly. The Board will, at its next meeting, discuss the question of lighting the streets by other means, viz., electricity.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of the Llantwit-Major School Board was held at the Schools on Wednesday evening, the 2nd inst. There were present—Dr. Redwood (chairman), John Hopkins, and J. Deere.—On the motion of Dr. Redwood, it was re- solved to apply for the free grant, and to admit all children to the schools free of charge. A number of cheques for sundries and salaries were signed. THE HARVEST in this neighbourhood is very much retarded by the bad weather, very little corn being carried, and the warm showery days causing the wheat to grow. Some corn was carried last Sunday. Some unco' good people exclaim very much against what they dub breaking the Sabbath, but those good folk are not too religious to use their servants and carriages to drive to church and chapel on Sundays, although the distance may not bo over a mile. • £ FOOTBALL.—A meeting of the Mantwit-Major Football Club was held in the Cross Keys on Monday, the 7th inst. There were present—Messrs. Goulden, Thomas, Price, Johns, Howells, Deere, Hawkins, Jen- kins, Llewellyn, Rees, Hopkins, Chatterton, E. John, &c. &c. The hon. secretary, Mr. John, read the finan- cial statement, which showed a balance in favour of the club of 15s. 6d. Mr. Deere was elected president, Mr. R. A. Price captain. E. John vice-captain, Mr. J. Chatterton treasurer and secretary. The secretary reported that he had been negotiating for the field on which the club played last season, but hitherto without success. Mr. David Thouias, who was present, agreed to let the field for the season for .£3 IDs." which was agreed to. The committee were then chosen Messrs. Goulden, Howells, T. H. Davies, H. Price, — Morgan, and the captain, vice-captain, president, and secretary. A vote of thanks to the chairman brought a very suc- cessful meeting to a dost. The secretary, Mr. John Chatterton, Bristol House, Llantwit-Major, will be glad to arrange matches with local teams.
PORTHCAWL. A CARPENTER IN DIFFICULTIES.—At the Car- diff Official Receiver's office on Tuesday—bafore Mr. Orr (deputy official receiver)—Mr. Ephraim Williams, a carpenter, residing at South-road, Porthcawl, came up for his first examination. The debtor's statement of affairs showed that his liabilities to unsecured cre- ditors expected to rank for dividend amounted to £117 19s. 9d., and his assets to be £14, out of which there were preferential claims amounting to £ 11 53., leaving only £2 15s. as his only available assets for dividend. The debtor attributed his failure to looses on a contract for the building of two houses at Porth- cawl. He contracted to build the houses for £500, and only £ 50 capital. All his debt3 had been incurred in respect of this contract. The receiving order was made upon his own petition, and he could make no offer. He was adjudicated a bankrupt, and an order for summary administration of the estate having been obtained, the Official Receiver became trustee. I owe my child's life to the use of LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM. I would not be without a bottle of it for the world."—Is. lid. per bottle. f;URJ>. CURE FOR WORMS IN CHILDREN.— Kernicks' Vegetable Worra Lozenges. — Harmless, Strengthening. 7fcd. and Is. lAd. per box, with full direction, of all Stores.—ADVT.
BRITON FERRY. MUSICAL.—At an adjourned meeting of the Briton Ferry Male Voice Glee Party, held at the National Schoolroom, on Monday, it was agreed that Mr. John Williams (Eryr Afan) should be the conductor, and that operations should be commenced forthwith. Similar attempts have been previously made to form a united choir in the place, but they have lately been attended with little or no success. The present effort, though now wearing a propitious aspect, will probably have many obstacles to contend with, mnch opposition from jealous and disappointed worthies, and lack of perseverance on the part of indifferent members. We already hear an occasional murmur issuing from self- confident musicians (?), but if the choir members will stick to their leader like men, all opposition will imme- diately cease. Look out, Pootyoymmer, the Ferry are in the field!
BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD.
BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday, when there were present—Messrs. L. Wallington (chairman), M. Davies, W. M. Richards, W. Powell, W. Francis, and E. Price. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mr. Richards read the report of this committee, showing an overdraft at the bank of Y-81 16s. 2d.; amount paid into bank by collector, Y,46 18s. lOd.; ditto by public weigher, £ 3 8s. 3d.—On the motion of Mr. Richards the report was adopted, and the cheques signed for the several amounts. PAVING AND LIGHTING COMMITTEE. Mr. McGaul read the report of this committee. -They recommended that a plan of a new street by Mr. W. R. Randall be passed, and also that the lamps on the Quarella-road be lit eight months in the year instead of six.—On the motion of Mr. McGaul the report was adopted. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported that the necessary notices had been served on the owners of houses which were unfit for habitation. Plans were on the table for a new road purposed to be constructed at Cae Pen Dre. The obstruction at Coity fields still existed. He also applied for seven days' leave of absence. APPROACH TO UNION. The Chairman stated that the committee waited on Mr. Randall as directed, and Mr. Randall in- formed them that Lord Dunraven would not repair any part of the road to the Union.On the motion of Mr. Richards the Clerk was instructed to write the Guardians asking them to join the Local Board in fencing the side of the river, and that each authority pay half the expense. PROPOSED CEMETERY. A letter was read from Mr. Lambert, the engineer, inclosing plans of the cemetery.—It was resolved that the plans be approved, and that Mr. Lambert be asked to put his specification as low as possible. CLEARING OF CESSPOOLS. Mr. Davies gave notice of motion that at their next meeting he would move that the resolution of the Board as to clearing of cesspools be re- scinded. THE SUPPLY OF GAS. A letter was read from the secretary to the Gas and Water Company giving notice to rescind the contract between the Company and the Board on the 31st day of March, 1832.—This was the princi- pal business. )
FOOTBALL. The first practice of the Pontypridd Football Club took place on Saturday last, when a considerable number of the lovers of the game attended attended on the Tail Vale grounds. The new colours of the club were much in evidence on the field, and the players showed themselves to be in fairly good form. The first match of the season takes place on Saturday the 19th of September. On Tuesday evening last a meeting was held at the Sportsman's Hotel, for the purpose of forming a Thursday club. The chair was occupied by Mr. Fred Edwards, and the following officers were electedMessrs. D. Jenkins, captain; D. Harris, vice-captain; D. Evans, secretary; and Daniel James, secretary.
PONTYPRIDD. THE FORTHCOMING COUNTY COUNCIL ELEC- TION.—Already arrangements are being made here for the forthcoming County Council election in January next, and we are informed that Mr. J. F. Machine (schoolmaster) is to be one of the Conservative candi- dates for Pontypridd. THE FREE LIBRARY.—During the last few weeks a splendid addition has been made to the books in the lending department of the Free Library. Several of the most important works of Count Tolstoi, Wilkie Collins, and other able writers have been obtained, and Mr. G. Hughes, the energetic librarian, has compiled and just issued a splendid catalogue of the same for the use of the readers. THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—At a meeting of the Pontypridd Tradesmen's Union, held last week, it was decided that £12, collected for the purpose of giving a dinner at the recent tradesmen's outing at Weston-super-Mare, should be given towards the funds of the proposed intermedinte school. THE FIRE BRIGADE'S OUTING.—On Saturday last the annual outing of the Pontypridd Fire Brigade took place, when about 20 of the men, in full uniform, attended by Captain W. Jones, Lieutenants Beith and Evans, set out for Llantwit-Major in a three-horse brake. This pleasant little village was reached about eleven o'clock, and a splendid dinner was partaken of at the Cross Keys. During the afternoon the party went down to the beach, and amused themselves by playing rounders, quoits, and such like games. Before returning a tug of war took place between the fire- men and the employes of Messrs. Thomas Thomas and Sons, of Cardiff, and it it is needless to add that the Pontypriddians came out victorious. Tea was provided at five o'clock, and the party started home- wards soon after six, having enjoyed a very pleasant outing. PASSENGER TRAFFIC.—We are informed by a Pontypridd gentleman, a very good authority on local statistics, that during the year 1879 over 249,000 per- sons arrived at and departed from Pontypridd Station; and that during 1889 this number was increased to 513,000—more than one-third of the whole population of Wales. LAWN TENNIS TEA.—On Thursday last the mem- bers of the Pontypridd Congregational Chapel Guild Lawn Tennis Club were invited to a splendid tea entertainment given by Mr. W. R. Davies, solicitor. It had been proposed that the tea should take place on the Taff Vale Grounds, but at the last moment the weather turned inclement, and an adjournment was made to the Congregational Schoolroom, where about 40 members thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The tables were presided over by Miss Arnott, Miss Clarke, Miss Grant, and Miss MacLaggan. After the tea a. variety entertainment was held at the same place, in which several of the members took part. PONTYPRIDD COACHBUILDING COMPANY.—At a recently-held meeting of the shareholders of this company a dividend of 10 per cent. per annum was de- clared. Mr. W. Spickett (solicitor) is the secretary. PONTYPRIDD RAILWAY STATION.—The engi- neer of the T.V.R. Company has just submitted plans for the enlargement of the Pontypridd Railway Sta- tion. At present the width of the platform is only 18 feet, but this will be increased to 40 feet, and the length to 800 feet, at a cost of £25,000. A great advan- tage will be derived from this action on the part of the Taff Company. THE MAIK SEWER.—Owing to the recent floods in the River Taft, Mr. W. R. Parker, the contractor of the Pontypridd and Ystradyfodwg main sewer, had been unable to proceed with that part of the sewer under the Taff at Pontypridd, the water having several times found its way into the workings and forcing the men away. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES were held at the Wes- leyan Chapel, Pontypridd, on Sunday and Monday last, wheu the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. S. W. Lawton, the new pastor, and the Rev. W. W. Coran. The congregation during both days was large, and the collections amounted to a considerable sum.
PENTRE. SUCCESS.—Amongst the successful scholars at the Leipzig University, Germany, during the summer course just ended, were Mr. W. Lewis, B.A., and Mr R. D. Chalke, A.C.P.. of the Higher Grade School Pentre, each of whom were successful in obtaining the diploma of the National German Union for Manual Training.' SERIOUS ACCIDENT. — On Saturday last a sad accident befel a little child named Lawrence Gillard, six and a half years of age. living at Foundry-terrace, Pentre. It appears that the little child was run over by a barrel of sugar, which was being rolled to the back of Mr. Jones, grocer. The cask was about 6 cwt. in weight, and whilst being rolled down it came in contact with the little child and broke one of its legs, and causing as well serious injuries to its head.
YSTRAD. LOCAL BOARD.—The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Ystradyfodwg Local Board was held on Friday last, but owing to the very great number of applicants for the inspector of nuisances but little business was done. There were 120 applications. Nine were called before the Board. The surveyor having tested the qualifications of each candidate, Messrs. D. Edmunds. J. T. Thomas, Havod and Henry Holds worth, Pont- ypridd, were elected.
TREDEGAR. MARRIAGE.—On Thursday, 3rd inst., at the Cal- vinistic Methodist Rock Chapel, Blackwood, by the Rev. L. L. Harvey, Tredegar, the Rev. T. Williams C.M. (late of Hay, near Radnor), to Miss M. A. Fudge, daughter of Mr. D. Fudge, contractor, Tredegar. The Rev. D. L. Jenkins, C.M., Newbridge, acted as best man, and Miss Maggie James, Abercarn, bridesmaid. The bride was given away by her father. A large party sat down to breakfast together, then the newly married couple went away to their new home at the Manse, near Radnor. We wish them every pros- perity and all the joys of life.
CAERPHILLY PRIMITIVE METHODISM.—A miscellaneous enter- tainment was given on Monday evening at the Primi- tive Methodist Chapel, Caerphilly, by a party from Mount Tabor Chapel, Cardiff. In the absence of Councillor Ramsdale the chair was ably occupied by his son, Mr. G. Ramsdale. The first part of the pro- gramme consisted of songs, capitally rendered by Miss Ramsdale, the Misses Griffiths, Mr. G. H. Ramsdale, etc. The second part was taken charge of by 15 young ladies, who gave a beautiful flower service —each one discoursing on the different flowers- interspersed with appropriate solos and choruses. The chapel had been nicely decorated for tho occasion.
TREFOREST. FOOT RACE.—On Monday last (Mabon's Day) a £25. a-side foot race took place on the Treforest Running Grounds between R. England, of Ponty- pridd, and T. Morgan, Aberdare. The latter was allowed seven yards in 200, and won easily by two yards. 4
PENYGRAIG. NEW LOCAL BOARD MEMBER.—Mr. J. Williams, of Clydach-court, and formerly of Ffynondwym, was on Friday last unanimously elected a member of the Ystrad Local Board in the place of the late Mr. D. Jones, Graigddu. A petition, signed by 1,500 persons, was submitted to the Board by a deputation intro- duced by the Rev. T. George.
TREORKY. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—The Royal Rose of Rhondda Lodge of Oddfellows, Treorky, held their annual demonstration on Monday last, when the members, to the number of 200, headed by the Ton Temperance Band, paraded the streets of the town, after which a musical entertainment took place at the Cardiff Arms. Mrs. Lewis, the landlady, and the treasurer of the lodge, presented to Mr. Evan Price (Past Grand), on behalf of the members, a handsome oil painting of himself as a slight token of respect for the services which that gentlemen had rendered to the lodge. The chair was occupied by Mr. Henry Jones.
DIX AS. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES were held on Sunday and Monday last at the Bethania Welsh Congrega- tional Chapel, Dinas, when the Revs. T. Rees, Sir- howy, and T. A. Jenkins, Trerhondda, officiated. Powerful sermons were delivered, and the collections towards defraying the debt of the chapel amounted to a considerable sum. A certain amount of praise is due to the Rev. T. George, the respected pastor, for the energy he has shown during the past year.
TYLORSTOWN. SUDDEN DEATH. — On Saturday last a widow named Elizabeth Davies, 85 years of age, and residing at East-street, Tylorstown, was found dead in her bed. The deceased, it seems, went to bed as usual about nine o'clock the previous evening, but when called on the following morning by her lodger, David Morley, it was found that she was dead. Dr. Morris was im- mediately sent for, but was too late.
LLWYNPIA. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Sunday and Mon- day last the anniversary services of the Bethania Cal- vinistic Methodist Chapel, Llwynpia, took place, the pulpit being occupied by the Revs. W. Prydderch. Goppa, and J. J: Roberts (loIn Carnarvon). The sermons were most impressive and powerful, and the attendance good. During the day about £120 were collected towards defraying the debt still existing on the Chapel. We are glad to learn that the Rev. Lewis Lewis, the esteemed pastor, who for the last four months has been ailing, is now steadily recovering, and that the Church under his charge is in a prosper- ing condision.
FFRWDAMOS (PENGRAIG). A MONSTRE TEA.—A monstre public tea meeting was held on Monday last in connection with the Zoar Welsh Baptist Chapel at this place, when about 1,400 children and others sat down to a splendid repast of tea and cake, kindly given by Mrs. D. W. Davies, Maesyffrvvd, who together with Mr. Davies, were present at the meeting. The squire of Maesyffrwd is noted for his generosity, and his better half follows in his train. Owing to the kindness of this estimable lady the tea was given free, but the energetic Dlem- bel's of the Ch.vpel sold a large amount of tickets, the money for which went towards lessening the debt of £300 which remains on the Chapel. It is expected that this debt will be altogether cleared before next summer when the juhilec meetings are proposed to be held. In the evening a grand concert was held, Mr. J. Picton, manager, Dinas, in the chair. Miss Rosiua Davies and Mr. J. Llewellyn accompanied at the piano, and songs were rendered by the Misses Forster, Johnson, M. A. Morris (Tonyrefail), and Messrs. Ivor Forster, T. Howells, W. Prosser, J. Edwards, and J. Evans. Recitations were also given by Mr. W. J. Davies and the Misses Jones and Mor- gan. A splendid reception was given to the Rev. H. Jones and Mrs. Jones by the members on their return from their honeymoon, and a splendid entertainment was brought to a close with the usual vote of thanks to the chairman. We understand that the members of the church intend giving their esteemed pastor a splendid testimonial in the course of a week as a mark of the respect in which he and his wife are held by the church.
PORTH. BAND OF HOPE DEMONSTRATION.—On Monday last the annual demonstration of the Porth English Baptist Band of Hope took place, when the members to the number of 200 paraded the chief streets of the town. In the: afternoon about 400 sat to a sumptuous tea, presided over by Miss Davies, police-station Miss Ash, Mrs. Holman, Miss Maggie Ash, Miss E. Rosser, and others. A miscellaneous entertainment took place in the evening at which the Band of Hope Choir, numbering 150 voices, and led by Mr. R. Balsan, took part. The chair was occupied by the Rev. R. M. Evans, Congregational minister; several of those present signed the pledge at the meeting which terminated with the usual vote of thanks to the Chairman proposed by the Rev. Owen Owen, the pastor. LEWIS S PECTORAL BALSAM did me a wonder- ful amount of good. It relieved my cough instantlv." —Is. l^d. per bottle.
RHOXDDA VALLEY. SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP.—The Jerusalem and Gelli Sunday Schools, to the number of 750, had their annual outing on Monday last, the place chosen being Aberavon Sands. All the arrangements for the outing were carried out in an admirable manner, and reflected great credit on the committee. THE COAL TRADE.—We are glad to understand that the men out of work owing to the depression in the house-coal trade at the Bwllfa Pit, returned to Work on Wednesday morning last, and it is now hoped that work will be continued without interruption for some time to come.
YNYSYBWL. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. — On Sunday and Monday last the members of the Tabernacle Welsh Independent Chapel held their anniversary services, when the pulpit was occupied by the following rev. gentlemen, who preached admirable sermons to large congregations The Revs. D. Evans. Carmarthen D. S. Jones, Llandyssilio and D. G. Williams, Ferndale. Collections were made at each of the services towards defraying the debt. BAPTISM BY IMMERSION.—On Sunday afternoon the members of Zion English Baptist Chapel assembled at the ISoddfa Welsh Baptist Chapel for the nurpose of witnessing the baptism of three of their converts which was performed by the Rev. William Parry' pastor. There was a fairly good attendance of other denominations at the ceremony, which would have been much larger had not other special services been held. FORESTERS.—On Monday the Ancient Foresters here held their annual feasts, and, accordingly, paraded the principal thoroughfares, headed by the Ynysybwl Brass Brand, after which they repaired to the Windsor Hotel, where a splendid dinner* was pro- vided for them by Mrs. Beith, the landlady.
TAKEN FOR A GAMBLER.
TAKEN FOR A GAMBLER. AN EDITOR IX THE DOCK. At the Pontypridd Police-court on Wednesday last a most amusing scene occurred. The presid- ing magistrate, Mr. T. P. Jenkins, together with Dr. H. W. Davies. Mr. Edward Thomas, and Mr. T. Jones were in the course of hearing a case of gambling at the People's Park, when a big, well- built man stepped into the dock. Mr. T. P. Jen- kins observing him, pointed' to the gentleman and asked, l> Is that the defendant ? This query was the signal for an outburst of laughter on the part of those who knew the gentleman, but A.P.S. Davies quickly came to the rescue, and cooly replied, No, sir, that gentleman happens to be the editor of the Free P/r,u, Pontypridd." (Loud laughter.)—air. T. P. Jenkins Oh I see. He has stepped into the defendant's place." (Re- newed laughter.)—Mr. R. Iwan Jenkyn, the editor referred to, blushed like a maiden and quickly de- parted from view. He was not seen in court again that day.
PONTYPRIDD PETTY ISESSIONS.
PONTYPRIDD PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.—Before Messrs. D. W. Davies, T. P. Jenkins, Edward Thomas, Thomas Jones. Edward Edwards, Dr. II, N. Davies. WILFUL DAMAGE.—Sergeant Lewis, Treforest. charged William Evans with doing wilful damage to hay belonging to County Councillor James Roberts on the 7th inst. It seems that the man was sleeping on the hay-rick, and took out a quanty of hay.—Fined 7s. Gd., and 6d. damages.— Mary Ann Dore, Pontypridd, was charged by Thomas Morgan, landlord of the Rose and Crown, with creating a quarrel, and refusing te quit that house on Saturday last, and also, when turned out, with smashing a plate-glass window value £3. —The defence was that the stone was thrown at a man who was abusing the defendant's husband, and accidently struck the window.—Fined 10s., or 14 days' imprisonment. GAMBLING. — Henry Stephens, Yynysybwl, charged Arthur Hale with cheating him at the gambling table in the People's Park, on Monday last. It appears that Stephens staked some money, and lost 35s. in ten minutes. The stakes com- menced at sixpence and the last 10s., and lost menced at sixpence and the last 10s., and lost every time. There was one man, however, win- ning every time before he commenced staking.— Acting-sergeant Davies said his attention was called to a table in the park with a spindle. He had been cautioned to leave the field, and refused to go. When arrested he had sCl 7s. 6d. in his pockets, which was taken as bail.—Fined £2 and costs. ASSAULTING THE POLICE,—Edwin Jones and David Jones were charged with assaulting Police- constable W. Evans, Ynysybwl, on Saturday, last. The two defendants came forward and assaulted the officer, gave him a violent blow under the chin, and became so violent that one had to be hand- cuffed. Several of his triends tried to rescue him, and kicked the policeman who was at this time on the ground. The first defendant got up and took hold of the handcuffs, which had not been locked, and struck him on the head with them. (The con- stable produced his tunic which was covered with blood.) The defendant David Jones and the crowd then took away the prisoner, and the policeman was taken to the Windsor Hotel. About twenty minutes after the sergeant joined him, and they went to the prisoner's house, where also he behaved very violently and threatened to kill them.—Ed- ward Lewis and Thomas Joy gave corroborative evidence.—Dr. Morgan said the constable had an incised wound on his head three-quarters of an inch long and down to the bone. The constable had bled profusely since the wound was caused. lie also had several scratches on his face and a black eye.—The Bench thought this was one of the most brutal cases they ever had to try. and un- doubtedly they would have killed the constable if they could, They never knew such brutes they had not an atom of humanity.—Superintendent Jones Slid they were very violent men, and one of them was charged with assaulting a woman some time ago, but wr„s discharged.—Sentenced to four months' imprisonment each and to nay costs, otherwise to receive an additional fortnight's im- prisonment. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—Robert Thomp- son, landlord of the Dynevor Arms, Crossvane, was charged with selling beer to a drunken person on Tuesday, the 18th of August.—Mr. James Phillips solicitor, defended.—Police-constable 104 visited the house twice on that day, and saw a man named George Williams in a drunken state. There was also a woman in the back room.—Robert Thomp- son, the defendant, said that Williams came to the house, and was served with drink first at noon, and afterwards in the evening, but the last time he had no beer, and was sober when he left the house.— George Williams, in giving his evidence, said he was not drunk, and his evidence was corroborated by John Palfrey.—Mrs. Robins said she saw the man Williams late that night, and was quite sober.—The case was dismissed. LARCENY.—Jane Harris, a widow, residing at Ynysybwl, was charged by John Roberts with stealing a waistcoat and a pair of trousers, value 14s., belonging to him. It seems that the defen- dant had been employed by George Lock, who resided in the house, and with whom the com- plainant lodged, to look after the lodgers. She came to the house' on Monday last somewhat the worse for drink. The clothes were afterwards pawned in the shop of Abraham Abelson. Defen- dant, on being arrested by Police-constable Llewellyn and charged, said she knew nothing about the matter.—Sentenced to seven days' im- prisonment.
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BARRY PREPARATORY SCHOOL, ATHER- D STONE, WINDSOR-ROAD. PRINCIPAL MISS BURBIDGE, R.A.M., Assisted by thoroughly efficient Governesses. Thorough English, French, Music, and otner Accomplishments. Kindergarten Taught. Next Term will commence September 14,1891. BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, RECTORY-ROAD, CADOXTON-BARRY. PRINCIPAL MISS SMALL. Prospectus on application. A Class for Little Boys. A NIGHT SCHOOL WILL be held at the MARKET BUILDINGS. BARRY, -where ELEMENTARY SUBJECTS will be Taught, MONDAYS and THURSDAYS at 7.30 p.m.-For terms, apply toT. PARKINSON, 201 Castle-street, Barry. FRENCH, Spanish. Italian, German, Private Tuition. Classes. Special Classes for Commercial Correspondence and Conversation. Candidates pre- pared for the Medical, Law, Civil Service, Excise and Customs Examinations Scholarships through the post: Arithmetic, Book-keeping,Shorthand.—Mr. W Haines, Public Translator, 25, Park-street, Cardiff. DRAWING AND PAINTING IN OIL & WATER COLOURS, PASTEL, &c. AB CALEDFRYN'S CLASSES meet on SATUR- DAYS, at the GRAIG SCHOOLS. PONTY- PRIDD, at 10.30 a.m., and at YNYSWEN SCHOOLS. TREORKI, at 3 p.m.-For terms, apply to Ab Caledfryn, Artist, Pontypridd; or, for Treorki to Ab Caledfryn, Artist, Pontypridd or, for Treorki Section, to Mr. E. R. Jones, Yuyswen House. MISS CALEDFRYN (late of the Royal Academy of Music. London), is prepared to take PUPILS for the PIANOFORTE, VIOLIN, and ORGAN.— —For terms, address to No. 1, Devon Villas, Ponty- pridd. SCHOOL ADVERTISEMENTS. —Principals of S Private aud other Schools will do well to adver- tise in the South Wales Star, which circulates very largely in the South, East, West, and Rhondda Di- visions of Glamorganshire. Quotations for a series may be had on application to the Manager, at the Office. Verc-sU'eet, Cadoxton, Barry, or of the local representatives. M. A. WILLIAMS & CO., CADOXTON HOUSE, YERE STREET, DRAPERS, MILLINERS, OUTFITTERS, &c. ALL goods at the lowest possible price in every Department. 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GRIFFITHS, CHEMIST, BRIDGEND AND PONTYCYMMER, GLAM Prices: Is. lAd. and 2s. 9d. per Box. If your Chemist has not got them the Proprietor will send them, Post Free, above for prices. PEOPLE'S PARK, PONTYPRIDD. PROPRIETORS AXD MANAGERS. MESSRS. POOLE & JAMES. SECRETARY MR. ALF. C. BEERE. The Finest Recreation Grounds in the Principality, vide Cardiff Press. OCTOBER 5, BAND CONTEST, Grand Athletic Sports, FIREWORKS, &c. Entrance to the Park, 6d.; Enclosure, 6d. extra. No Re-admission. Refreshments of all kinds will be provided at reasonable prices. Tenders for Ground, Shows, Refreshments, Stalls, Entry Forms, and all information, aDply the Secretary, ALFRED C. BEERE. Llandyfodwg School Board. WANTED, immediately, a Trained CERTIFI- CATED MISTRESS for INFANTS. Salary, £50 per year (paid monthly).—Apply, with recent tes- timonials, D. VAUGHAN, Ogmore Vale, Bridgend. WANTED, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OFFICER. Salary £$5 to devote whole time to duties.—Apply, with recent testimonials. D. VAUGHAN. Ogmore Vale, Bridgend. T !TE F-kR)-IERS' ST,:PPLY STORES. THE SEASON'S GOODS. HAY PIKES (PARKE'S WARRANTED), ALL SIZES. HAY EAKES (NATURAL FORK). SHEEP SHEARS, BARLEY FORKS, SPARS (LONG AND SHORT). GALVANISED CORRUGATED SHEETS FOR ROOFING. CHURNS, CHEESE PRESSES, AND VATS. MILK-PANS, MILKING BUCKETS, AND ALL DAIRY UTENSILS KEPT IN STOCK. CRAGOE AND BROWN, BRIDGEND. TEA. THEY say that TEA comes from India, China, and an Island called Ceylon, but my MOTHER says the BEST TEA SHE EVER BOUGHT comes from J. W. ROBERTS, I TEA MERCHANT, i BRIDGEND. ¡I' 1 I 1 L I i a; EliGLE IMPLEMENT, SEED, AXD 3 £ AKURE STORES. QOWBRIDGE, E. Jonx begs to inform FARMERS AND • OTHERS that he has a, large lot of HOME- GROWN CLOVERS from the neighbourhood of Ilancarvan and Penmark, imported ITALIAN RYE GRASS, splendid ALSYKE WHITE DUTCH 1REFOIL, all of "rood samples. Home-grown old ecrt SANFOIN. Growers' nsrncs given. Agent for Adam's Celebrated Manures. A LARGE STOCK OF SEASON'S IMPLEMENTS. 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BRYNCETHIN. NAZARETH WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL. Last Sunday evening, the 6th inst., the above Sunday school scholars had a very pleasant meeting of recita- tions and singing, which passed oil without a hitch. Our respected pastor, Rev. E. Thomas, took a great intcrest in the proceedings. The rcy. gentleman highly commended the scholars for the style in which which they went through their work, which is a great encouragement for the young children. The pro- gramme was as follows :—Hymn tune, Wrexham recitation, the 1st chapter of St. John, by Miss. E. A Davies, to whom great credit is due chorus, Ty fy Nhad," which was sung with great effect, under the leadership of Mr. T. Howells. A very impressive prayer was then offered by Mr. Rees Davies, a deacon, after which Durham was sung. Recitation, Gor- sedd Amser," by Mr. D. R. Davies song, by Mrs. J. Lewis recitation, Psalm, by E. G. Johns; recitation, Canu 'r ydym," Mr. J. Thomas recitation, The Origin of Weish Surnames," by Miss C. Johns re- citation, Marw y Groes," by Mr. J. Davies; recita- tion, uCofia 'r tarn a fycld," by Mr. Wm. Thomas, the last verse of which was sung by the congregation with great effect: recitation, Emyn Olaf," by Miss M. J. Mead, which was done in beautiful style song, by Mrs. J. Lewis, to whom great praise is due for her ex- cellent rendering; recitation, "Myfyrdod dyn arno ei hun," by Mrs. A. Richards. A short prayer, brought a most enjoyable meeting to a close, and the congregation joining in singing. Great credit is due to the officials of the Sunday school for the man- ner in which they are training the scholars, and espe- cially to the superintendent of the school, Mr. E. Lewis. We believe that everyone went home highly pleased from the meeting. We hope that this will be the means of getting some more to join in the grand work which is every man's duty.
COWBRIDGE. THE ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING of the Cow- bridge borough magistrates was held on Tuesday in the Town-hall, the sitting magistrates being Alderman John (mayor), Alderman. James, and Mr. D. H. Davies. -The Mayor, before commencing business stated that he understood there were some gentlemen in court who were wishful to present a petition on behalf of the temperance societies, and he should like to know from the Town Clerk the custom as to receiving such a document.—The Town Clerk (Mr. Stockwood) stated that it was usual, as a.t Swansea recently, to allow a petition to be read and laid on the table, but that it could not be takeu in evidence, and that no speeches must be made.—The Re v. W. II. Lockhart, who, with the Rev. Owen Jones and Mr. W. John, attended to present a numerously-signed memorial from the Sons of Temperance and other inhabitants of Cowbridge, then read the document—The Town Clerk, referring to the case of Sharpe v. Wakefield, stated that the magistrates could not refuse a license without having good reason for doing so they must use their discre- tion, and it must be a judicial discretin^, which meant they must have a reasonable and sufficient grounds for refusing.—The Mayor, however, contended that they had absolute power in the matter. He had carefully watched the proceedings at other places, and the magis- trates seemed to act in th:.t belief.—Five applications for renewal were adjourned in some cases there had been convictions during the year, and in one case the premises were defective from a structural point. All the other licences were renewed.
NEATH. MARRIAGE.—On Monday in this week a marriage was .performed between Mr. Henry Rees, of Tonna confidential clerk to the High Bailiff at Cardiff, and and Miss C. A. Jones, cert. R.A.M., only daughter of Mr. W. T. Jones, relieving officer, Neath, at Bethany Welsh Baptist Chapel, Neath. The marriage cere- mony was performed by the Rev. W. A. Jones, the respected pastor of the aforesaid church. The cere- mony over, the happy pair left by the mid-day express for London, amidst many expressions and demonstra- tions of good-will. TEA AND CONCERT.—On Thursday last the annual tea and concert in connection with St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church was held at the Gwyn Hall. The tea was, as usual, very largely attended, and no effort was lost on the part of those who assisted at the tables to add to the edjoyment and satisfaction of all present. At the concert in the evening the Rev. Father D'Hulst presided, and announced with much regret an accident which had befallen a lad that even- ing on the stairs of the hall, whereby he had broken his arm. Medical attendance had been obtained with- out delay, and the boy had been promptly attended to. The lad was a relative to the Rev. Father D'Hulst's housekeeper. Several local singers took part in the concert, and much enjoyment was given by the splendid playing on the organ by the Rev. Father Cox, O.S.B. A LARGE EISTEDDFOD is announced to be held at Tonna on the 26th inst. The promoters of this eisteddfod have with commendable enterprise engaged a large marquee capable of accommodating over a thousand people for the occasion, and if favoured with fine weather there can be no doubt, but that the affair will be a decided success. There is a large and inter- esting programme to be gone through, including various competitions in music and poetry. The president for the day is announced to be Mr. J. H. R. Ritson, Aber- dulais. The conductor and adjudicator for poetry, Mr. H. Eurfil Jones, Seven Sisters. A cordial invita- tion is given to all eisteddfodwyr to visit this picturesque locality, and to support an institution which is dear to the heart of every true Welshman.
NANTYMOEL NEvVS AND NOTES.
NANTYMOEL NEvVS AND NOTES. FREE EDUCATION—A SUGGESTION.—An appeal hc3 been made to the inhabitants of the Ogmore Valley for funds towards establishing an inter- mediate school at Bridgend. Up to to the present the school fee has been collected in the collieries in the form of poundage, but from the end of this month the practice will be discontinued, the Government Free Grant being accepted instead. Would it not be possible to continue paying this poundage for some little time longer, and devote the money to the building fund of the intermedi- ate school. Times are good, and the trifle kept back in this manner would hardly be felt, whilst the workmen would have the satisfaction of know- ing that they are establishing a school which will be for their exclusive benefit. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY.—This com- pany is beginning to show some life, and operations have been commenced above Nantymoel farm where the reservoir will be situated, from which the motive power will be derived. I have it on good authority that by Christmas the electrical plant will be down, and the company ready to supply consumers with this modern luxury. THE HAY HARVEST.—The farmers of this neighbourhood are almost in despair of getting in their hay harvests. A very small portion only has been gathered in, while much lies rotting on the ground, and still the bad weather continues. The rainfall in the valley has been very excessive and incessant throughout this wintry summer. COUNTY COUNCIL TECHNICAL EDUCATION CLASSEs.-The County Council now give a grant towards the expenses of technical classes through- out the county. A class will be formed in Nanty- moel and Tynewydd to take up the first stage in mathematics, which includes first book of Euclid. Algebra to simple equations, and arithmetic generally. All can join who have a knowledge of arithmetic up to and includ- irig the decimals and fractions. The class will meet forty-eight times, and the examination takes place in May. All intending to join should give their names to Mr. Lewis Griffiths. Nantymoel, or Mr. J. Job, Tynewydd, The class meets once a week, and no fee is charged. A MEETING OF DETERMINED RATEPAYERS.— The Local Board have just gent bills to the rate- payers of Commercial-road for the pavement, channelling, and curbing which has recently been laid down in this street. It appears that the bills are of an exorbitant nature, Mr. Evans, Beehive, being charged £ 27, whilst Mrs. Griffiths, the butcher, finds herself indebted to the extent of JC39. These outrageous charges exasperated the ratepayers, and they have determined to make a 'a bold stand against the local authority. A meeting was convened on Tuesday evening at the Board School, and the principal residents of Commercial- road attended. Mr. David, the post-master, was voted to the chair, and among the speakers were Messrs. Evans, Price, and Griffiths. The unfair- ness of charging now for these improvements which are really public rather than private, arises from the fact that there was a pavement in exist- ence before, which met with the approval of the authority 111 existence then, viz., the Urban Sanitary authority. The meeting pledged itself to refuse payment, and formed itself into a mutual defence party, prepared to test the legality of' these charges. VOTE OF CENSURE ON THE LLANGEINOR SCHOOL BOARD.—A general meeting of the Wyndham workmen was held at the Wyndham Arms on Thursday, September 3rd, to discuss several matters concerning the workmen's interests. One of the questions was whether they would consent to the poundage being paid to the School Board for another month. A letter was read at the meeting addressed to the chairman of the com- mittee from the clerk of the Llangeinor School Board asking the workmen to kindly allow their poundage towards the school to continue for the month of September. After a hot discussion, it was agreed to, but a vote of censure was passed on the Board for neglecting to arrange to aceept the Government free grant from the 1st September. Much dissatisfaction was also expressed at the Board's neglect of the Working class, whose votes they eagerly claimed at election time3. Members were Chosen for the Federation Committee, and the meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.
TONYPANDY. FATAL ACCIDENT.—Morgan Eales, a young man aged 25 years, died on Thursday morning last front injuries received in falling off the trams at the Naval Colliery. It seems thatg deceased was riding on the trams at the bottom of the pit, and fell under. He was so badly hurt that he succumbed in about 12 hours. The poor fellow leaves a widow, but no children.