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BRIDG EXD.

BLACKMILL.

OGMORE VALLEY.

MAESTEG.

LLANTWIT MAJOR.

PORTHCAWL.

BRITON FERRY.

BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD.

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PONTYPRIDD.

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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.

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CAERPHILLY !

TREFOREST.

PENYGRAIG. i

TREORKY.

DIX AS.

TYLORSTOWN.

LLWYNPIA.

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PORTH.

RHOXDDA VALLEY.

YNYSYBWL.

TAKEN FOR A GAMBLER.

PONTYPRIDD PETTY ISESSIONS.

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