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WANTED. C~ PLRTLECTON AND" CANVASSER WANTED I for a Weekly Newspaper. Must be experienced, sober and trustworthy. Salary, 30s. week.—Anoly, by letter, J. A. Hughe?. So>hk Wales Star Office, Cadflxton. PPRIEXTICE WANTED to the PAINTING, A PAPERHANG-INO. and DECORATING.— Apply, Mr. E. J. Roberts, High-street, Barry. ^TTANTED, A GENERAL SERVANT; Welsh \V preferred.—Apply Box 92, Star Office, Cadox- ton. WANTED, a GENERAL SERVANT.—L. E., Star Office, Cadoxton. TIT ANTED, a LAD to LOOK AFTER TWO W HORSES. One used to Horses prefcrcd.— Apnly. stating wages required, O. F., Star Office, Cadoxton. "XTTANTED. A SEVEN or EIGHT ROOMED W HOUSE at once— T. P., Star Office, Cadox- ton. *7" ANTED. a Situation behind counter in a small VV Clothes SHORT, bv a Young Lady with some ex- perience.—Address X. V. Y., Star Office, Cadoxton. WANTED, a Few Acres of AFTERGRASS, W near Cadox-O; A good price given for con- venient spot.—Williams, Pork Butcher, Vere-street, Cadoxton. PONTYPRIDD.—WANTED, 250 ROYS to Sell ± the" SOCTH WALES STAK." Liberal Com- mission.—Apply, E. R. Evans, 10, Penuel-Square. Pontypridd. WANTED, a TIMEKEEPER: must be well up in fig-ares.—Apply, A. Elliott, Contractor, Cadoxton. APARTMENTS WANTED in Romiily-road or Wenvoe-terrace, Barry.—Apply, by letter, Rev. J. H. Stowell, Barry. DO you want your FINGER BILLS, Handbills, and Circulars conscientiously Distributed in town and country ?—Apply X. X. X., Star Office, Cadoxton. WANTED, respectable BOYS to sell the South Vt I Vales Star.—Good commission to suitable lads. A poly Manager, "Star" Printing Works, Vere Street, C idoxton. TIT HIT RE.8 WANTED at Their homes, evenings Vt good pay. — See the PEOPLE'S FIRESIDE JOCBXAL. All Newsagents and Smith's Stalls. Id.; post free. 2d., from. 59, Newman Street. London, W. WANTED, a modern-built HOUSE. rent or buy VT Suitable for a small family. Must hare a good-sized garden, and the sanitation good.—F. H., So1tth Wales Star Office, Cadoxton. TO LET. CCOMFORTABLE LODGINGS for two respect- J able young men.—Apply, 34, High-street, Barry. t rpEN-ROOMED VILLA. at York-place, close to JL Barry Hotel, TO LET, monthly, quarterly, yearly, or term of years.—Apply to E. Thomas, 85, Castleland-street, Barry Dock. 'u_- TO LET, FURNISHED APARTMENTS, in Court-road, Cadoxton. Terms, 20s. per week.— For Particulars, D. Jones and Co., Estate Agents, Cadoxton. T1 be LET or SOLD, HILLSIDE VILLAS. JL Porthkerry-road, Barry, containing drawing and dining-rooms, kitchen, scullery, outhouses, five bed- rooms, bath-room, w.c., hot and cold water through- out, large garden front and back. Price £ 450.—Apply Mr. Richards, senior, builder, Porthkerry-road, Barry. BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS inserted in the _L) SOUTH WAT.ES STAR, the most widely-read newspaper in South and Mid-Glamorgan, at compara- tively low terms, for periods ranging from three to twelve months. TO BE LET. by Tender, all those capacious PRE- _i_ MISES in Vere-street, Cadoxton, Barry, occupied by Mrs. De Witt, consisting of Restaurant, with Un- derground Cellar. Five Bedrooms, and Public-hall, with Two Entrances. Copy of proposed lease can be seen at Mr. Owen's adjoining, and tenders may be sent to Thos. Starkey, Taunton. TO LET (Furnished) n. moe small VILLA, situate jtL in Court Road, Cadoxton.—For Rent and par- ticulars. apply to D. Jones & Co., House and Estate Agent, Cadoxton. TO LET. — COTTAGES in John-street, Mount j_ Pleasant, Cadoxton; painted and papered throughout; water laid on to w.e.; 7s. per week. J. A. Hughes, Solicitor, Cadoxton. FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD, HORSE CART and HARNESS. JL Apply, E. Delve, Barrv-road, Cadoxton. FOR SALE.—SIX VILLAS, at Barrv £300 each. £200 can remain on mortgage at 4f; per cent.— Apply Geo. H. F. Willett. Barry. PRINTING ORDERS of Every Description at the Office of this Paper. TO BE LET or SOLD, HILLSIDE VILLAS," _L Porthkerry-roa.d, Barry, containing drawing and dining rooms, kitchen, scullery, outhouses, five bed- rooms, bath-room, w.c., hot and cold water throughout, large garden front and .back.—Apply, Wm. Richards, sen., builder, Porthkerry-road, Barry. LIVE STOCK. TRADE MARK. SQUIRE GILES' PIG POWDERS Cooling and Fattening. Best for Store Pigs. Id. per packet. SQUIRE GILES' WORM POW- DERS OR WORM PILLS FOR FEY&.GI* DOGS. Purely herbal and harm- "^US! LESS. Certain cure. 6il. per packet all Chemists. Seedsmen, and IIUIITIS: Grocers, or of Squire Giles A Co., Cardiff. MEDICAL. FEMALE Corrective Mixture succeeds after all Jf others have failed; not a quack medicine.— Pearson and Co., Chemists, 10, Caroline-street, Cardiff. ITCHINGS (unbearable). Pimples, Nasty Sores or | Ulchers, Blood and Skin Diseases (from what- ever cause).—Apply now for advice, free of charge, to Pearson and Co., Chemists, 10, Caroline-street, Cardiff, where immediate relief may be had and sure cure guaranteed at a trifling cost. MISCELLANEOUS. PLOUGHS. HORSEHOES. HORSE GEARS. CHAFFCUTTERS. CAKE BREAKERS. &c. CARTS, WAGGONS, TROLLIES, TRAPS AND CARRIAGES of all kinds. Agents for the Bristol Wasron Works Company. Lists free. HIBBERT A SONS, 10 and 11, Castle-street, Cardiff. PEARCE & Co., 61, QUEEN STREET, CAR JL DIFF. Soft Band Trusses, Artificial Legs Arms and Eyes, Leg Irons, Spine-supports. Belts Elastic Stockings. L T) UPTURES. HERNIA. How can it be cured, Consult ALLEN PEARCE. Private rooms, 13. THE PARADE. CARDIFF. Home iff to 4. OWEN'S HAIR DRESSING.—A Specific for Nourishing and Preserving the Hair. Renews the Hair in cases of Baldness. Stays the Falling Off. Restores the Hair to its Natural Colour. Produces luxuriant Whiskers and Moustaches. Sold in Bottles at 26 and 1- each by OWEX. 27, EDWARD-STREET, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF: 151, Cardiff New Market Hall. Local Agents—J. Jones, Chemist. Holton-road, Barry Dock: W. R. Hopkins, Chemist, High-street, Barry; W. R. Hopkins, Chemist, Vere-street, Cadoxton; W. H. Key, Chemist, Taff- strcet. Pontypridd, and all Chemists. ABERNETHYS COMPOUND COUGH BALSAM.—A safe and effectual remedy for Eoughs. Colds. Difficult Breathing, and all complaints of Chest and Lungs.—Prepared by J. ABERXETHY, Medical Hall, High-street, Cadoxton, Barry. Land on Brook's Earm, Cadoxton, TO LET For Garden and Agri- cultural Purposes. Applicants to send in their names to Messrs. SEWARD and THOMAS, Queen's Chambers, Cardiff, who will appoint a clay to meet them at Cadoxton. "OLD POSTIXX BONYILSTONE. THE FAVOURITE POSTING HOUSE BETWEEN CARDIFF AND COWBRIDGE. EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION. DINNERS jc TEAS ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE. WINES and CIGARS of the Choicest Brands. L. ROBERTS, Proprietor.
PONTYPRIDD. THE ALPINE CHOIR gave a performance last (Thursday) evening at the Town Hall, to a large and appreciative audience. MLSS CLAIRE SCOTT, the well-known^ Anglo- American actress, has this week been engaged for the Clarence Theatre. Each night has seen a well-filled house, and her acting is very well received. STATI-OK IMPROVEMENT.—As reported in the last issue of the South Wales Star, the Taff Vale Railway contemplate making considerable improvements in the Pontypridd station. The plans show that the present unsightly bridge over High-street will be removed, and a more suitable structure will be erected. QUOIT MATCH.—On Saturday last a quoit match was played between the Pontypridd and strad teams upon the grounds of the latter. and resulted in a victory (hy one point) to the Pontypriddians. The Ystrad club invited the visitors to dinner when the game was ended, and a sumptions repast was enjoyed at the Sandv Bank Hotel. ACCIDENT.—A railway guard named John Siade was on Saturday evening admitted to the Cardiff Infirmary, having been run over by a train at Pontypridd. He was standing on the footboard of the train, when a sudden jerk caused him to lose his hold, and he fell on the line. The wheels of the engine passed over his legs, cutting off both feet from below the knee. He is a strongly built, healthy man, and for this reason good hopes are entertained as to his recovery so far as life itself is concerned. The unfortunate man is mar- ried. and lives in the neighbourhood of Cathays. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Sunday and Mon- day last the anniversary services of the Sardis Welsh Congregational Chapel were held, when the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. Dr. Owen Evans, London, and R. S. Williams, Dowlais. We should mention that the singing throughout the day was remarkably good, and reflected great credit upon Mr. William Thompson, the energetic leader. The collections also, which went towards defraying the debt, amounted to a large sum. Although a large debt still exists, there is every reason to hope that that the church and its indefatigable pastor will put forth every effort to clear it. COUNTY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION.—We are informed that the County Council reuresentation of Pontypridd is one councillor to every 9935 inhabitants. This is a very small representation compared with other towns, for Aberdare has one for every 7,700; Merthyr, one for every 7,260 Penarth, one for every 6,211; and Ystradyfodwg one for every 8,835 inhabi- tants. SAD ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday last a sad accident hefel no young fellow, an apprentice in the employ or Mr. Isaac Prothero, Pontypridd. It appears that the young fellow went up to a store-room where a crane was fixed for lowering sacks to carts below, and some- how or other lost his footing and fell down a distance of about 50 feet. Fortunately. however, he fell on his side, but was picked up unconscious. Medical assist- ance was immediately sent for, and the unfortunate youth was conveyed to his home at Treforest. Our representative ascertained that no bones were broken, and the poor fellow is now progressing favourably.
PONTYPRIDFBOARD OF GUARDIANS,
PONTYPRIDFBOARD OF GUARDIANS, The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Ponty- pridd Board of Guardians was held on Wednesday last, Mr. Evan John (in the chair).—It was de- cided that the Board should not do anything in the matter of supporting the first illegitimate child of unfortunate women, the objections taken were not because they were not in sympathy with the movement, but because the matter did not come under the jurisdiction of the Board, and be- cause the house was conducted on Church of England lines.—It was ordered that a cheque of £1,000 be drawn in order to pay for two houses, the Board intended making into isolated wards for the Workhouse.—A letter was read from Dr. Jenkins, the medical officer of X o. 1 district.—This matter was referred to the Finance Committee.— The tenders of several local tradesmen for provid- ing food and clothing to the inhabitants of the Workhouse were accepted.—The Clerk reported that the estimated expenditure for the next half- year would be £20,287 and the probable balance in favour of each parish would be as follows :— Eglwysilan, £ 202 Llanrabon, £52; Llantrissant, £215 Llantwit Vardre, £152: Llanwonno, :.&801 Ystradyfodwg, £931 the estimated receipts was £14,000, including £3,000 which would be paid by the County Council; the estimated county rate would be £6.000. Calculating the figures it would show that Eglwysilan parish would require £ 1,250, and deducting the balance it would only be ;E 1,048 for that parish he would ask for a call of £ 1,300, the last call was £ 1,320. The Llanvabon parish would require £ 561; probable balance £52 deducted, which would leave £:5:39, and he would ask for "a call of £650 the last call was £fi54. Llantrissant parish would require £ 2.030. deducting ,£215, and he would ask for a call of £2,20U the last call was £2,267. Llantwit Vardre would require £1,161. deducting the bal- ance of £152, and he would ask for a call of £1,800; the last call was £1,688. Llanwonno parish would require ;E 4,408, deducting a balance of £801, which would leave about £3,607, and he would ask for a call of £4,500; the last call was £4,577. Ystradyfcdwg parish required £7,084, deducting the balance of £931, which would leave £ 6,ir>:>, and he would ask for a call of £7,200; the last call was £7.244. And this would leave in the hands of the guardians at the end of the half-year the sum of £2,973. On the motion of the Chairman, it was resolved that the calls, as advised by the clerk, be adopted.—The Master of the house reported that the patients injured at the recent collision at Pontypridd wero progressing satisfactorily, and would be able to leave the house in the course of a few weeks.
CRUEL CASE OF ABDUCTION FROM…
CRUEL CASE OF ABDUCTION FROM PONTYCLOWN. Henry Rogers, of Tylorstown, a married man, was charged at the Pontypridd Petty Sessions, on Wednesday—before Messrs. T. P. Jenkins and Dr. H. X. Davis—with abducting a young girl named Jessie Hudson, who now resides with her father at Penrhiwceiber, and with promising to marry her under false pretences.—Jessie Hudson deposed that she was a single woman, and was in service at the Windsor Hotel. Pontyclown, when first she met the prisoner. He came there with a picnic, and asked her if she would write to him, and she promised to do so. She received her first letter from him on the 19th of June last. Othc letters followed—15 in all—in most of which he addressed her as Dear Jessie," and concluded, I must re- main yours, ever and ever yours, Henry Rogers and after his name he added, Good night, dear, and God bless you. and may we soon be united if your intentions are such." Then followed a great many crosses. wThich meant kisses. In a letter dated July 3rd, 1891, he stated, You must wait, dear, until August, before we are married, and then I shall be able to bring you to a good and comfortable home, darling." In most of the letters he spoke of getting married, and in one said that his sister and mother sent their love and an invi- tation to come down while the weather was line. In consequence of the letters the young lady left her situation, and he took her to Cardiff that day. She went out for walks with him often, and on one occasion she said. "Oh Harry. I hope you are a single man." to which he replied, "Yon need not be afraid of that. He promised that they would be married by banns because she disliked being married at a registrar's office. To- wards the end of August, at his instigation, she went to him at Tylorstown, where he said he had a comfortable home for her. When she went there, however, there was no home, and she was obliged to go to lodgings. The following day her mother came with Police-sergeant Williams, and told her he was married, and had two children, and that he had been in prison for 18 months for doing the same thing before. When she heard this she was so frightened that she did not know what to do. Mrs. Hudson, the mother of the young lady, said that when she heard of this man's wickedness she went with Police-sergeant Williams to Tylorstown, and accused the man of being married. He, how- ever, denied it, but she heard on good authority that he had a wife and two children. Iler daugh- ter, until the present time, had borne a most exemplary character. Superintendent Jones said that he knew the man well. His wife was now living at Porth. He had occasion to prove the marriage of the defen- dant in a case which was heard at the S wansea Assizes in 1889. The Beneh committed the prisoner to take his trial at the next assizes.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. SEVERN VOLUNTEER DIVISION ROYAL ENGINEERS (SUBMARINE MINERS). BARRY DETACHMENT. Orders for week ending 26th September. Drills as under, viz.:— Monday and Wednesday, September 21st anr123rJ- Cutter Drill at Timber Pond, Barry Dock, at 7.0 p.m. Working uniform to be worn. Friday, September 25th—Drill at Barry Market, at 7.45 p.m. Members are to bring their rifles with them to this drill. By Order, J. A. HUGHES, Lieutenant S.V.D.R.E. Commanding Barry Detachment. 11TH BATTERY 2XD GLAMORGAN ARTIL- LERY VOLUNTEERS. Battery Orders. — Cadoxton, 18th September, 1891. Parades for the ensuing week as under:—Monday, 21st. Repository Exercise. Tuesday, 22nd, Gun Drill. Thursday, 24th, Repository Exercise. Friday, 25th, Gun Drill. Hours of parade, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. By Order. (Signed), J. JUST HANCOCK, Capt., Commanding 11th Battery. THE following is quoted from the London Gazette, for the information of members of the detachment ;— "September 12th, Second Lieutemmt J. i\. Hughes to be lieutenant; W. Lloyd Edwards, RoLton-raad, Barry Dock, gentleman, to be acting surgeon.'1
EXAMINATION FOR 'COLLIERY…
EXAMINATION FOR 'COLLIERY MANAGERSHIPS, RHONDDA MEN SUCCESSFUL. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday last an examination of candidates for certificates of com- pc ency as under collicry managers, was held at the Guild-hall. Bristol. Twenty-five candidates attended for examination, and the minimum num- ber of marks was to be 400, and the maximum number to be obtained would be 600. We are glad to find that Mr. D. Davies, Ferndale, stood on the top of the list with 560 marks, and others success- ful from the Rhondda district were Messrs. F. Williams. Ynysybwl, 510 Gwilym Rees, Tylors- town, -170 and W. L. Davies, Pentre, 470,
OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE…
OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENCES. A YOUNG WOMAN SENT TO PRISON. Elizabeth Morgan, a young girl, 18 years of age, was charged at the Pontypridd Police-court, on Wednesday last—before Messrs. T. P. Jenkins and Dr. H. N. Davies—with obtaining money under false pretences from the clerk of Mr. W. H. Davies, grocer, Ponty- pridd. It seems that this young girl was a servant in the employ of Mrs. Davies, and several times during I August last went to the clerk in the shop saying that her mistress required some money, sometimes a sove- reign and other times ten shillings. With these monies she bought clothes for herself.—Mr. Davies, who appeared to prosecute, did not want to press the charge, but inasmuch as the girl was of a doubtful character, and had several times before been suspected of such thefts, the Bench sentenced her to 14 days' imprisonment wIth hard lab mr.
rMARGABINETIBELLED AS BUTTER.
MARGABINETIBELLED AS BUTTER. A CILFYNYDD GROCER FINED. At the Pontypridd Petty Sessions on Wednesday last, John Thomas, grocer, Cilfynydd, was charged by Superintendent Jones with exposing margarine labelled as butter, on the 8th of September. Behind the counter was some margarine with a label of Is. per pound on it. There was no margarine label in the shop, and the margarine was marked as butter. The value of margarine was about 8d. per Ib, The de- fence was that the superintendent happened to come to the shop whilst the defendant was away, and if he had been there he would be able to find the label. The defendant has been living in Cilfynydd for three years, and is the secretary of the Cilfynydd Chamber of Trade. The Bench said that a "heavy penalty could be inflicted, but as this was the first offence they would only fine him £1 and costs.
POST-OFFICE ROBBERIES IN THE…
POST-OFFICE ROBBERIES IN THE RHONDDA. SMART CAPTURE BY A DETECTIVE. For some time past the Postal authorities in the Rhondda district have been annoyed with various complaints that letters and valuables had been lost in transit, and on Friday last Detective Dovrey, from Scotland Yard, and an inspector from the Lost Letter Department, accompanied by Inspector Davies, of Porth, effected the arrest of a rural postman, named Evan Betridge, of Penygraig, whose district comprised the villages of Penygraig and Dinas. On his box being searched it was found that he had a large quantity of trinkets, fancy articles, and money amounting to £18. The last thing lost was a postal order which had been cashed at Ilfracombe on a certain day, and evidence was brought forward to prove that the defendant was at the place on the date in question. However, there seems to be some doubt as to the signature, and the note is now in the hands of specialists. It seems that up to the present the young man has borne a most exemplary character, and only a few weeks ago was admitted a member of the Baptist Chapel, and was considered by the pastor to be a young man of great promise. The case will be tried at the Pontypridd Police-court to- day (Friday).
MID-RHONPDA GLEANINGS. 1 BY MIRZA.] First and foremost must come the Temperance Conference and Demonstration. The conference took place in the morning at the Wesleyan Chapel, the Rev. W. Morris, F.G.S., presiding. A few papers were read, but the proceedings, though they discussed the desirability of having libraries as counter-attractions, in spite of a suggestion to come to a practical issue from the Rev. M. H. Ellis, it ended in—talk. The Rev. W. J. Morris said they had the greatest counter-attraction in the Gospel, and no matter what other attractions they might provide, there would be no lasting effect unless the Gospel proved to be the ultimate one. Temperance reformers must be prepared, if they require re- sults, to follow the example of the propagators of the Gospel—to deny themselves, to open their mouths less and their pockets more. so as to do something practical. I praise their vigilance in the matter of petitions to the police-courts and brewster sessions, but this does not reach the masses. If oratory alone could work wonders then assuredly the Rev. W. Morris's evening address at the meeting was capital, and its tone throughout was of the loftiest possible in fact seldom has an address on temperance gone in so thoroughly into the root of the question, and deal- ing with it from the Christian standpoint with such excellent effect. There are many practical questions with refer- ence to the drink traffic, and I shall content myself this week with referring to one;—the question of music and dancing in public-houses. I have always had the impression that it was necessary to have a music and dancing licence to enable these things to be carried on according to law. I know of one place near Pontypridd where the inscription, To the concert-hall," is painted boldly, and yet this house has no music licence. In the Mid- Rhondda there is one house that has a piano in one room, and a harp or piano in the other. Dancing may be seen there often enough, and as for sing- ing it is a regular music-hall, and yet there is no licence for music and dancing there; and the worst of it is, this place is swarming with young folks who go there only to spell ruin. God alone knows the mischief that is done by placing allure- ments of this kind to entice our youths, and the music, which is supposed to be refining and eleva- ting, is degraded to this debasing purpose. Turn we away from this subject to one more elevating—I mean the death of Mr. Thomas Bevan. Mr. Th"mas Bevan was for many years a deacon at Ebenezer Independent Chapel, and was one of the few rare men with nothing but dear memories clinging round his name one of those whose actions gave out the sweet savour'of religion, and influencing by actions rather than words. Still, the old man when he did speak, spoke in a way peculiarly his own, with great" hwyl," and he always evinced an extraordinary spirit of thankfulness, for he considered that he deserved nothing by any merit of his own at the hands of God, who, he thought, always gave abundantly, even if it were only adversity. The old man, though now dead, will speak with greater power, and many who had the privilege of hearing him in prayer, or exhortation, will treasure up golden memories of him. He leaves three sons, one Noah Bevan, preparing for the ministry at Bangor. the other Richard, a signalman, has distinguished him- self in literary composition at the National Eisteddfod. Thomas Bevan was one of the real old Rhondda folks, known as Gwyr y Gloron." he having been brought up at the old Llwynpia farm. Among the better known surviving re- latives are Mr. R. Bevan, Lee Hotel Mrs. Davies, Lnnraven Hotel; Mrs. Davies, Mountain Side, Llwynpia Mrs. Davies, Court Villa Mrs. Davies, Dirmyg Farm and Mrs. Benjamin, Tonypandy.
BRYNMENIN BITS. I understand that some of the Brynmenin people are still forgetting themselves. Some of them are trying to resemble the Garw people by going away on Sunday in wagonettes. I heard that one of the parties was taken very ill. and they were obliged to purchase some paraffin and mustard, which caused great trouble and anxiety to the rest of the party. But, after all their trouble, they followed the same practice last Sunday again though I haven't heard the result. of last Sunday yet.—I am very pleased to hear thr.t some of our young men refused to join in this Sabbath-breaking, and I have heard that the white hats are very fashionable here lately. It is not very pleasant to hear men accused of spoon- ing with young girls about the doors after return- ing home at night. It is too bad, indeed. That is not the way to make home comfortable. I hear, too. that some folks haven't given over their Saturday evening's amusement with the tankard yet.—I was very pleased to see a paper posted up in Mrs. A. Davies's shop window, '"The Star is sold here." I hope you friends from Bryncethin and Pwllardrew, and I am sure that all the Bryn people will come and buy the Star, which is to be had every Friday and Saturday and mind you don't let it got too late, or else you won't have one, because the wonders of Srynmenim and its surroundings will be seen in the Star. So look out if the weather permits, I will go on a visit to Pwllardrew, and thence to Bryncethin. PEACEVNL PAUL,
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD.
BARRY AND CADOXTON LOCAL BOARD. PUBLIC LIBRARIES' COMMITTEE. The usual meeting of the Public Libraries' Com- mittee was held on Wednesday evening last, at the Local Board Offices, Cadoxton, at 8 p.m.. when there were present—Councillor J. C. Meggitt (chairman), Dr. O'Donnell, Messrs. John Robinson, Rees Morris, David Roberts, Dr. Edwards, J. Low- don, Benjamin Lewis, W. J. Flowers, and J. Davis, and George F. Willett, secretary's deputy.—After several minor matters had been discussed, it was decided that the secretary of the Science and Art Classes, in calling the meetings, be instructed to give notice to both local papers.—On being in- informed by Mr. D. Roberts that Mr. Hosgood could not accept the secretaryship, Mr. J. Robinson proposed, and Mr. Roberts seconded, and it was resolved, that Mr. John Davies be the secretary of the Science and Art Classes.— Mr. Lowdon explained that the sub-committee had recommended that the teachers should be paid as follows :—(«) The amount received from the County Committee (b) half the amount of grant received from the Science and Art Department; (r) A fixed sum of £10 per cent. per teacher per session.—Mr. Lowdon read a letter he had received from Mr. Higman to the effect that he would un- dertake to be one of the teachers whatever the committee may decide as to payment.—Mr. Davies thought that Mr. Higman was speaking for the other teachers as well as himself.—Mr. Roberts said he had seen Mr. W. W. F. Pullen, of Cardiff, and that there was some doubt as to whether he would be able to come to Barry, as he under- stood it was probable that Mr. Pullen would have too many engagements to permit him.—Dr. Edwards said as far as he could see each teacher would receive £ 20.—Mr. Lowdon thought it would be £20 outside the £10 from this committee, or there would be the pupils fees given them.—Mr. B. Lewis asked if there would be more than one class for the whole of the district.—Mr. Lowdon No, only one.—The Chair- man thought it would be best to allow so much to the science committee, and let them apportion it. —Mr. B. Lewis wanted to known if the School Board could not grapple with the question of Science and Art.—Mr. Lowdon We can grapple with but we have no authority to spend money on it. (Laughter.)—The Chairman Our income would be from j6350 to £400 roughly speaking. Our rooms are costing about £90 each, that makes £270; the three rooms and furnishing amounts to £ 70, that brings us pretty close up to our in- come, but one may spare £10 or /112 to the sub- committee.—Mr. Roberts Oh, £10 is much too little, we could do scarcely anything with that. —The Chairman I think one might say £30 if Mr. Pullen came, and £20 if ho did not.—Mr Roberts I think we should strain a little.—Dr. O'Donnell proposed that £40 should be given.— Mr. D. Roberts seconded.—Mr. Robinson: Will that cripple the reading-room.—Chairman Oh, no.—Mr. B. Lewis proposed as an amendment that £30 should be given.—Mr. Rees Morris seconded. —Dr. O'Donnell: It is no use crippling a very useful cause. — Mr. B. Lewis said that the attendance they had last year was far from en- encouraging to any one.—Mr. Robinson Are you afraid that these classes will, in a manner, be a failure ?—Mr. B. Lewis I have an impression that the population of the district is not on a scale to encourage Science and Art classes. It is not the same as if we were in a pottery district, where nearly everyone requires to know how to draw and do other things of an artistic nature but here, if you are going to get your living in a bakehouse or coalship, or other things, you do not require an artistic training, and I do not think a Science and Art Class is needed so much. — Dr. O Donnell: Well, Mr. Higman has had a very good class, and I don't think we should be dis- couraged from going on now.—Mr. Lowdon said that the great inconvenience experienced at Cadox- ton last year was the light, as they had only lamps.—The Chairman thought the classes ought to be a success, seeing what a number of engineers and building trades' men were in the district.— Mr. Robinson If we run into debt, are we not personally liable ?—Mr. Lowdou I think we should be morally, if not legally.—Mr. Davies spoke very eloquently on the subject, urging the committee to grant as much as possible for so good a cause.—The amendment was put to the meeting first, and resulted as follows ;—For Messrs. Morris, D. Edwards, B. Lewis, W. J. Flowers, J. Robinson, J. Lowdon, and the chair- man. Against:—Messrs. D. Roberts and Dr. O'Donnell.—The amendment was then put as a substantive resolution, and was passed.—This con- cluded the business.
PRESENTATION TO REV. JOHN…
PRESENTATION TO REV. JOHN JONES, CURATE OF BLAENGARW, A very interesting meeting was held at the Board Schoolroom on Monday last for the purpose of presenting the Rev. John Jones, late curate of Blaengarw, with a gold watch and chain, and musical album on the occasion of his departure to Llansadwrn. Carmarthenshire, In the absence of Mr. J. T. Salathiel, the :chair was taken by Rev. D. Phillips, vicar of Llangeinor. The Chairman said that the gathering that evening was a very pleasant one, as such a number of people had met together to show in a practical way how the ser- vices of the late curate had been appreciated by them. He wished Mr. Jones success in his new sphere of labour, and that he would obtain there also the sympathy, good feeling, and good inten- tions of his congregation as he had at Blaengarw. He trusted that the same kindly feeling would be extended towards the new curate by the people of Blaengarw.—Mr. Salathiel expressed his sorrow at not being able to be present in time, and took the chair.—Several friends were called upon to speak.—Mr. Davies (postmaster) stated as Church- warden he had been intimately acquainted with Mr. Jones for the past two years, and had| in- variably found him to be true and upright in all his dealings, and it was a most easy matter to co-operate with him in the work in which they were engaged.—Mr. Hargest (schoolmaster) re- marked that it afforded him much pleasure in being present to join in showing their respect and esteem for Mr. Jones on his leaving Blaencrarw. 1 He had endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. The neighbourhood would suffer a loss in Mr. Jones' departure but it was encouraging to think that his services had been appreciated, which fact was testified to by the lovely presents of which he would be the recipient that evening, and which would always remind him of the esteem in which he was held at Blaengarw.—Dr. Thomas next addressed the meet- ing. Although he did not belong to Mr. Jones's congregation, still he admired him in his devoted- ness to duty, and often met him comforting the sick. which he thought was the essence of religion. He, however, regretted that the rules of the Church of England would not allow the people to have their own choice in the selection of a min- ister, and be allowed to retain the service of a man whom they loved. He fully believed that Mr. Jones would make himself beloved by his congre- gation, wherever he might be stationed.—Mr. Churchill spolce of the interest taken by their late curate in the training of the young under his care.—Miss E. Salathiel, on behalf of the com- mittee, presented Mr, Jones with the watch and chain, and the album was presented by a young member of the Sabbath School. Mr. Jones, in returning thanks, said that his feelings overwhelmed him, and it was with great difficulty that he tried to address them. He found that evening that he had more friends at Blaengarw than he had expected, though he had found sterling friends here during his stay— friends indeed, because they were friends in need and he should never forget the friends at Blaen- gorw even if they had not shown him this token of their respect. He thanked them most heartily for the valuable presents. Gold being an emblem of fidelity, he believed that the present of a gold watch was very suitable. He valued the testimonial not so much from its actual worth as for the voluntary spirit of the subscribers, as they could not expect to receivc anything from him in return. He was glad that he was going away with their good wishes, and thanked all most cordially for the testimonial. The chairman now remarked that he had found Mr. Jones a very sociable man, but he was sorry that his path was not altogether a path of roses at Blaengarw, and, no doubt, be might find it the same again. Mr. Jones had worked hard and although himself a Nonconformist, he wished well to the church, and also to every other religious cause in the place. Sterling worth is always appreciated, and he was glad of the feeling shown to Mr. Jones. Bardic addresses were delivered by Ieuan Tir Iarll and Gwyrosydd. After the usual votes of thanks,Hen wlad fy nhadau was sung most heartily. Appended is the programme ;— Pianforte solo. Mr. T. Richards, A,C.: song, The skipper of "the Cyprian." Mr. E. Lloyd song, "J acky," Miss Matthews; song, The soldier and the man," Mr. Gillamy song, Parting," Mr. W. Plummer recitation and song, Yr Eryr," Mr. T. Rhondda J ones duet," Larboard Watch," Messrs. D. and E. David song, "Llwybr yr Wyddfa." Mr. H. Davies song, The song that reached my heart," Mr. E. Lloyd. We are glad to hear thd Mr. Jones is doing well in his new sphere, and under a more congenial superior.
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' DEMONSTRATION…
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' DEMONSTRATION AT PORTHCAWL. On Saturday last, in most grand weather, the three friendly societies of the above place turned out in their best clothes, and marched through the streets of the three villages to the tune of two brass bands engaged for the occasion. At 11.30 a start was made by the Royal Tnskar Lodge (Odd- fellows) and Court Black Diamonds (Foresters) for Newton, to join the Ancient Britons Club, or the old, as it is called. They went to church. Mr. F. Rogers read the lessons, and the vicar preached. They afterwards marched through Nottage, thence through Porthcawl, and the old club to Newton to dinner. The procession was the largest yet held in the place. Each society had its own peculiar banners, the members having their sashes and scarfs. The members of the old Order had their ornamental billhooks mounted on a polished stick six feet long. The town was ni fete—no work at the harvest nor the docks. Bunting was displayed everywhere. Most people were donned in holiday garb. The old club sat down to an excellent dinner provided by Hostess Jenkins at the Jolly Sailor; the Court Black Diamond at the Albion Inn-host, Mr. William Lougher the Royal Tuskar Lodge at the Assembly-room. The dinners were excellent and well served. Sir Morgan Morgan dined at Court Black Diamond, of which Court he is an honorary member, and he journeyed from Ilfracombe to be present. At the ris- ing of the cloth at the various lodges songs, speeches, and dancing were indulged in. The balance sheets of all the lodges were read when the dinners were over, and each showed that they are in a flourishing condition, and well able, come what will, to meet their respective claims. At Court Black Diamond Sir Morgan Morgan made a speech upon friendly societies, and was asked to present to Mr. Isaac Miles, the late secre- tary of the lodge, with a beautifully-chased silver watch, in commemoration of faithful services during the past 14 years. Mr. Miles, who is now- stationed at Cadexton-Barry, was secretary for the court, and made it almost his life-work to bring the society to a good position in the district, and so much success followed their endeavours 'that the Court is second to none in the district. Sir Morgan Morgan spoke a few felicitous words in making the presentation. We trust that Mr. Miles will fare well and successfully in his new sphere of labour. The arrangements were carried out in a very creditable manner. There were a few unwise fellows towards evening who had imbibed too much, and made themselves ridiculous by their behaviour. Dancing is being continued throughout the week, it being as a rule at Newton the Mabsant week.
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TREORKY. SAD AFFLICTION FOR MR. AUSTIN.—The remains of Miss Elizabeth Mary Austin, eldest daughter of Austin, bookseller and stationer, Paternoster House, were laid to rest on Saturday afternoon at the Treorky cemetery. The young lady, whose sad death took place on Thursday evening, was but 14 years of age. She had enjoyed good health, and seemed to be in the full vigour of life up till April last. Having been away for a change of air for a couple of months, she returned home apparently much better in health and spirits, but her condition shortly afterwards became worse, and she was again obliged to seek a more con- genial climate. At her parents' residence, about a fortnight ago, she was taken very ill and confined to her bed. A few days later she was found to be suf- fering from an inflammation of the membrane or the brain. Dr. James, medical officer to the Ystrad Local Board, Dr. Wright, Treorky, and Dr. Joyce attended her, but their skill was unavailing. Miss Austin was a member of the Noddfa Band of Hope, and a faith- ful attendant at the Sunday-school. Her sad and un- timely death is much deplored, and the greatest sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Monday last, about 11 o'clock, a man named Isaac Daniel, residing at Tre- herbert, received a serious accident owing to a fall of a considerable amount of coal at the Cwmpark pit. He was immediately conveyed home, and on being medically examined it was found that his right leg had been broken, and that he had otherwise received serious injuries.
MOUNTAIN ASH. INQUEST.—On Friday evening, at the Colliers' Arms, Mountain Ash, Mr. R. H. Rhys, coroner, held an inquest touching the death of a single man named John Haines, aged 27 years, and residing at No. 1, Strand-street, Newtown, Mountain Ash. It appears that deceased, who was a native of Risca, and only came to this district about three months ago, had been drinking in the Colliers' Arms on Tuesday evening last, and was going to his lodging along the towing- path of the Glamorganshire Canal, when, by some means, he fell over the bank into the roadway, a dis- tance of 10ft. or 12ft., and received such injuries to his back as to cause his death on the following day. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
TONYPANDY. DEATH OF AN OLD IN HABITANT.—On Monday the mortal remains of Thomas Bevan were interred at Lledrddu Cemetery. The deceased was a deacon at Ebenezer Independent Chapel for many years, and was highly respected for his high integrity. He was the son of Thomas Bevan, Llwynpia Farm, and a true Gloron," as the natives are termed. He was brother to Mr. Bevan, Lee Hotel, Penrikyber; Mrs. Davies, Dunraven Hotel; Mrs. D!ivie3, Court Villa Mrs. Williams, Llwynpia: Mrs. Davies, Dirmyg Farm and Mrs. Benjamin, Tonvpandy. Llwyn Farm was a noted one in the old Rhondda times. Deceased leaves a widow, three sons (one a student for the ministrY:J.t Bangor), and three daughters. The funeral cortege was an unusually large one, the Rev. E. Ricfiards, Ebenezer Independent Chapel, where deceased was deacon, officiating.
MARDY. RUSSIAN JEWS.—The town of Mardy is at present infested with Jewa (chiefly importations from Russia), who go about hawking cheap goods for pawnbrokers. They are so destitute that they are glad to obtain six- pence or eightpence per clay, and arc unable to obtain licences. Two of them were brought up at t!,e Ponty- pridd Petty Sessions on Wednesday, and fined 5s. each. NEW ROAD.—We are glad to be able to report that the new road which is now in course of construction between this town and Aberdare is rapidly approach- ing completion. Mr. Thomas Rees, of Cardiff, is the contractor, and is now engaged in making a good sound road to connect the two ends of the road. THE LIBRARY.—It is a credit to the inhabitants of Manly that the library which has been established in the town has been so thoroughly furnished with good books. All the various branches of knowledge are well represented. Our Rhondda Valley reporter, through the kindness of Mrs. George Edwards, was enabled on Tuesday last to inspect the premises, and he was greatly struck with the manner in which the promoters have contributed towards the intellectual wants of the inhabitants. The reading-room and library are put up by means of the poundage system, and although a large sum of money has been spent in valuable, interesting, and rare books, there still remains a good balance in the treasurer's hands. The billiard-room is well patronised, as is also the reading- room aml lending library. Among the books to be found in the latter are some of the rarest on Welsh history and literature, as well as the best books of English standard authors. A NEW PIT is now being sunk near Castell Nos, about a mile from the town, for the Lockett's Merthyr Company, which will, it is expected, give employment to a large number of new hands. BuiLDiNfi SOCIETIES.—We are glad to be in a position to state that the two building 0 societies which have been promoted at Mardy are in a flourishing condition. The Royal Building Society has been established "some years, and has done good work in the neighbourhood and the new Mardy Building Society, which has not long heen in existence, seems to be in" a very flourishing condition. Fifty houses have already been built by this society, and 20 more are in course of construction.
PONTYCYMMER. INQUEST. Mr. Thomas Stockwood, coroner, held an inqnest at the Llanharran Arms, Pont.cymmer, on Monday last. touching the death of Richard Gale.— William Oates deposed that he found deceased lying alongside the railway near Pantygog with one of his legs oiL-Dr. McMillan deposed that he was called to the deceased, and found it necr-ssrrv to amputate his left leg below th" hip. He died in a short time after- wards from shock to the system.—The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
YNYSYBWL. SurrER.—On Tuesday evening the committee of the Phibnthr(1)ic Institution, the Workmen's Com- mittee, and a few officials of the Lady Windsor Colliery, amongst whom were Messrs. E. Jones, nun- ager; J. T. Davies, cashier; David Edwards and Morgan Morgans. Derwcn and Dr. Rhys D. Morgan assembled at the billiard-room of the Windsor Hotel, all having been invited by the hostess, Mrs. W. R. BriÙ, to partake of a supper. The tables were nicely decorated, and so arranged that the v.-hole company could be served at the sometime; justice having been done to the good thing provided, a smoking con- cert was held, at which Dr. Morgan presided. The health of the hostess having been proposed and drank by the company, Mr. Tom Dix.1n was called upon to sing, to which request he gave a rendering of l; Scotch Lassie Jane." Songs were also given by Mr. D. Blake, and after Mr. J. T.\ Davies had given a very interesting performance in Thought-reading," the following gentlemen, [Messrs. J. Williams, D. Jones, E. Jones (manager), J. T. Williams, and Edwin Tanner spoke in felicitous terms of their hostess. Thanks having been tendered Mrs. Brith for her generous supper, the company dispersed having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I' R]•:s KNTATION.—On Wednesday evening a fairly good audience attended the Trerobart Board Schools to witness the presentation to Mr. and Mrs. YvT. R. Harris, upon the occasion of their marriage, of an illuminated address, marble clock with ornaments, and a beautiful set of china. The chair was occupied by Dr. Rhys Morgan, who was supported by Mr. Edward Jones, manager. The proceedings opened by Mr. David Griffiths singing A sailor's wife," after which Mr. Samuel Evans, Robertstown Hotel, made a short and appropriate speech, in the course of which he spoke very flatteringly of Mr. Harris's character and capacity. Mr. Evans having resumed his seat, Mr. Emanuel Llewellyn gave a rendering of "Yn iach i ti, Gymru." Then followed. Mr. Edgar A. Lewis with a recitation, "The Psalm of Life"; Mr. David Evans (Alaw Gwynno) sang "The old bachelor," and the Rev. William Davies, Methodist minister, delivered a humourous address in Welsh. '■ Baner ein Gwlad w as very nicely sung by Mr. George Jones; violin solo, Mr. David Williams comic song, Mr. Tom Simms; song, Mr. Evau Evans, after which the principal part of the programme was come to, which was carried out in the following order :—The address was read and presented by Mr. J. T. Davies, Ocean Collieries; Mr. James Evans presented the china tea service, and the marble timepiece, with the ornaments, were presented by Mrs. Dr. Morgan and Miss Alice Evans. Mr. Harris having briefly tendered thanks, Mr. Henry Jones gave a short address with a bardic peroration. Messrs. John Davies (Cerddor), and David Evans having sang, the proceedings terminated by singing Hen wlad fy nhadau." Mr. D. C. Davies (Ap Cerddor) presided at the piano during the evening.
RHONDDA VALLEY. QUOIT MATCH.-—A friendly match was played between Pontypridd and Ystrad last Saturday on the ground of the latter, and a most pleasant game ended in a narrow win for Pontypridd by one point. After the game the Pontypridd players were entertained by the Ystrad Club at the Sandy Bank Hotel, the cater- ing of the host giving every satisfaction.
WHITCHURCH. ANCIENT ORDER OF SHEPHERDS.—On Saturday the members of the Taff Vale Lodge of the Ancient Order of Shepherds held their annual feast at the Three Elms Hotel, Whitchurch. After attending Divine Service, a procession was formed to the Three Elms, where dinner was served. Several compliment- ary toasts having been submitted, the remainder of the evening was spent in a convivial manner.
POXTYRIIYr. RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—As a nian named Richard Hale, lodging in Cuckoo-street, Pontycymmer, was walking up the railway on Saturday 'night he wa knocked down hy a passing train about half a mÏJ below Pontvrhyl Station. He was found about t-t* o'e1ock on Sunday morning by a ll13.11 nametl Oa'cs 1vho was attracted to thè spot hy the injured man's groans. Oates went for assistance, and soon Dr. Parry and his two assistants were on thi3 spot. The injured man was then removed to his lodgings, but he succumbed to his injuries early on Sunday morning. Deceased was a single man, 25 years of age, and a native of Pontypridd.