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CADOXTON POLICE COURT.

POXTYPRIDD.

TYLORSTOWN.

EFFAIL ISAF.

TREHERBERT.

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BRIDGEKD POLICE-COURT.

A BRIDGEND MAN MISSING FROM…

LLANDYFODWfl SCHOOL BOARD.

NANTYMOEL InEVVS AND N UTES.

PEXTRE.

PORTH.

MOUNTAIN ASH.

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MOUNTAIN ASH. COLLIERY DISPUTE.—-It has been asserted by the m rangers of the Messrs. Nixon's Colliery that a majo- rity of the men are against the proposed strike at the colliery, and in order to test the feeling of the work- men ballot papers wiil bo distributed at the workings on Wednesday, and the men will be asked to record their votes for or arainst a strike. FREE EDUCATION.—We understand that the managers of the Roman Catholic Schools iu this town have decided to avail themselves of the provision of the Free Education Act. PROPOSED CHAMBER OF TRADE.—A meetiug of tradesmen and ethers was held on Wednesday evening last, under the presidency of Mr. J. W. Jones, to dis- cuss the advisability of forfiiing a Chamber of Trade for the tovvn;- and after some discussion, it was resolved to do so, and at trie next meeting the officeri will be elected. It was also decided to petition the Great Western Railway Company to arrange the running of an early morning train between Pontypool Road and Swansea. PRESENTATION TO DR. BATES.—A public meet- ing was held at the Bruce's Arms on Thursday night last, Mr. J, Greenhow in the chair, for the purpose of presenting Dr. Bates with a testimonial as a mark of the esteem in which he is held by the inhabitants of Mountain Ash. The learned gentleman, who has been in the town for many years, and in consequence of ill-health has been advised to give up the profession. The testimonial took the form of a purse of gold, con- taining £51, which was presented by Mr. W. P. Bov/den. Dr. Bates suitably thanked the meeting for their kindness and sympathy. ANOTHER TESTIMONIAL.—On Thursday evening a committee meeting was held at the Coffee Tavern Mountain Ash, when the chair was occupied by Dr: J. H. Owen, postmaster, in order to decide what form the proposed testimonial to the Rev. J. G. Howell should take. The rev. gentleman, who has been for some months in a state of ill-health is now rapidly recovering, and, we are glad to state, has resumed his ministerial duties. It was decided that the presenta- tion should take the form of an address and a purse of gold, and it was resolved to ask Lord Aberdare, who has contributed £5 towards the testinnnial, to present the same.

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