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PONTYPRIDD. HOUSE RENTS.—During the last few years the rents of houses in this town have been gradually in- creasing, but lately a large number of new dwelling houses have been erected, and it is expected that the rents will, in consequence, be materially lessened. THE RAILWAY STATION.—We understand that the Taff Vale Railway Company are making arrange- ments to remove the present station higher up than it is at prose. t to the junction where the Rhondda and Merthyr branches meet. ADDITIONAL POLICEMEN.—The Glamorganshire Police Committee will, at their next meeting of the County Council, recommend the appointment of six additional policemen for the Portypridd district. A NEW ORGANIST.—We understand that Mr. J. Shaw, the organist of St. Catherine's Church, Ponty- pridd, has resigned his position at that church, and a new organist has been appointed, but up to the present we have not been enabled to secure his name. SUDDEX DEATH.—On Friday last an old man, named Edward Roberts, a road man, 66 years of age, and residing at 19, Graigalva-road, Treforest, was found dead on the Pontypridd Common. He had only a few moments previously left the house of his daughter, who resided at Rocking Stone-terrace. On the following day an inquest was held on the body, before Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner, at the Farmers' Arms, Norton Bridge, and a verdict of "Death from natural causes was returned. THE FLOOD.—The rivers Tali and Rhondda, which meet at Pontypridd, overflowed their banks on Monday last, and flooilcJ several houses in Gas-road, Mill-street, and Jones's-court. The yard of the Butcher's Arms was also covered with water, and considerable damage was done to the main sewerage works, which are at piesent in course of construction at that point. PROPOSED BAZAAR.—We are informed that a"- rangements are now being made with a view of pro- moting a bazaar by the members of the St. David's Methodist Church and their energetic young pastor, the Rev. W. Henry, in order to reduce the heavy debt stdl remaining on the buildirg. COXSHRVATINE LECTURE.—On Tuesday evening last Mr. T. C. Mackinnon delivered an interesting political lecture at the Town-hall. The chair was occupied by Mr, L. Gordon-Lennox, J.P., who also addressed the audience. A large number of the most prominent Conservatives of the town were present, and evidently listened most attentively to the en- couraging remarks of Messrs. Mackinnon and Lennox. THE EISTEDDFOD OF 1893.—We understand that on the 17th of K ovember next a public meeting will be held at the Town-hall, for the purpose of pushing forward the movement in connection with the pro- posed National Eisteddfod, which will be bdd at Pontypridd in 1893. His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams will preside, and choruses will be rendered by the Philhurmon'c Society, led byCarado THE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.—We under- stand that preparations are now being made to resus- citate the Ratepayers' Association, which did such good work during the short period of its existenco. It would be worse than useless to re-open old sores, but our readers will be glad to know that the obstacle to the success of the association has now been effectually removed, and in all probability the association has a flourishing future before it. WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.—On Thursday- evening last the first of a series of six entertainments were held in connection with the Women's Liberal Association, was held at the St. David's Hall, Ponty- pridd, Mrs. W. Spickctt in the chair. After a short address from the chair, Miss Mills favoured the com- pany with a song, "Never again," which was sweetly rendered. A recitation "The Curfew," by Miss Ethel Rowland followed, after which Miss Arnott gave a pianoforte solo. She wandered down," by Miss Pollie Rowland, was well received, and was rendered in that talented young lady's best style. The next item on the programme was a recitation by Miss Roberts, followed by a song, Ora Pro Nobis," by Miss John, and a reading selected from Mark Twain's humorous book, Innocent's Abroad," by Miss Evans. "The Better Land," sweetly rendered by Miss Mills, received a well-merited applause, as also did that delightful reading, by Miss Ethel Rowland, entitled, The Eatanswill Election." A song, The Miller and the Maid," by Miss Pollie Rowland, and a selection from Midsummer Night's Dream con- cluded a most pleasant entertainment. The attend- ance, considering the inclement state of the weather, was very large, and hopes are entertained that the Women's Liberal Association will be enabled to con- tinue a series of entertainment which has been com- menced with such a measure of success; and were the committee, of whom Miss Alice Evans is the seere- tary, to formally invite the representatives of the press to those gatherings, it would undoubtedly have a good effect. There is 110 remedy in the world equal to LEWIS'S PECTORAL BALSAM for Coughs, Colds, and allDi orders of the Lungs."—Is. lid. and 2s. 9d. per bottle. TREFOREST. THE REV. GOMER PRICS, of Ton, Ystrad, and recently of Cadoxton, occupied the pulpit at Glyntaff Church on Sunday ltst, and preach id a powerful sermon to a large congregation. A SERIOUS OVERFLOW.—For the past few years, the river Taff has not been known to contain such a large quantity of water as it did on Monday last, when the water grazed the top of the highest arch of the bridge, and it was feared that the structure would be swept away completely. The water, however, receded, and the calamity was averted. LLWYNYPIA. THE LATE FATALITY.—The remains of Harry Tibbs, grocer's assistant, who was washed away with the hone and cart while attempting to ford the swollen stream near the railway station at Llwynypia on Thursday afternoon, and those of Wm. Mason, collier 30 years of age, who plunged into the flood to try to save the haulier's life, were buried on Monday after- noon in the Trealaw Cemetery. The two funerals formed a very large procession. The Rev. Mr. Jenkins and the Rev. Mr. Davies, pastor of the English Baptist Chapel, officiated at the grave. TREORKY. PROPOSED NEW POLICE-STATION.—A petition has been numerously signed in this district in favour of the proposed erection of a new police-station in a central place in the locality, the population of which is about 11,000. It appears that the police have now to convey all persons arrested here to Treherbert, a distance of about three miles. Sections of the road leading to the. latter district are generally unfre- quented late in the evening, and the police have more than once been attacked b.y a mob while conveying prisoners to the lock-up. It is stated that the petition will be submitted to the Police Committee of the County Council. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday morning last a collier named Thomas Jones, 31 years of age, a married man with five children, was seriously injured whilst working at the Cwmpark Colliery, by the fall of a large lump of coal. The unfortunate man had to be conveyed home by a number of fellow workmen, and was attended by Dr. James, who reported him to have received serious internal injuries. He is not expected to recover. PENTRE. WHAT DO YOU WANT?—On Monday night last an interesting ant amusing lecture entitled. "What do you want r" was delivered by the Rev. W. Parry, Pontypridd, at Zion Chapel, Pentre, to a large and appreciative audience. The rev. gentleman, in the course of his lecture, dealt principally on want of money, of amusements, of something to love, of the want to be something, and of the want of heaven. YNYSYBWL. EAST GLAMORGAN LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.— The Ynysybwl section of the East Glamorgan Lioeral Association have been considering the advisability of fornung a <1cb.ttllJ?" sOCIety for the coming winter months, and for this purpose a number of them met at Tabernacle Vestry on Tuesday, when it was determined that one should be held fortnightly at the English Wesleyan Chapel. It is to be a bilingual society, and non-political, and the following gentle- men were appointed officers :—President, the Hev. W. B. Jones, Noddfa, Laptist mini-iter vice-president, Alderman G. Jones, John Williams, cheekweigher Rhys Llewelyn, fireman and Edwin Tanner, cashier; and Mr. Edgar A. Lewispreparatory committee, Messrs. Joseph Howel's, builder; John James, lamp- m'm and J. T. Williams, cheekweigher. The first meeting will be held on fie 28th inst., when a paper will be read by Mr. Henry James, upon "Is dcnf)D,ina,- tionalism beneficial or injurious"* Mr. D. Rogers, newsagent, has been appointed to negative the paper.' ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The Welsh C.dvin- istic Methodist held their annual special meetings at Jerusalem Chapel on Saturday evening. Sunday and Monday. The services were very well attended, and the sermons delivered by the following rev. gentlemen were both eloquent and effective;—The Revs. W.R. Jones, Goleufryn, Caergybi; Thomas Rees, Ccfn, Merthyr Lewis Lewis, Llwynypia and Wm. Henry. Pontypridd. MARDY. IMPROVEMENTS WANTED.—The pavements of this town is in a deplorable condition. In some cases a large number of flags have been displaced, and deep ruts in the pavement make it dangerous to travel at night. We have also noticed that the lamps are not lit until a late hour, making it inDre dangerous still. It must be remembered that it is now dark at six o'clock and we sincerely hope that Mr. G. Thomas, the Local. Board member of the district, v. ill call the attention of the local authories to these matters as soon as possible. A NEW RESERVOIR.—We understand that the Pontypridd-Water Company are making arrangements for the construction of a new reservoir at this place to supply the Rhondda Vaeh and Pontypridd. Surveyors are now engaged in chaining the land. The site of the new artificial lake is about a mile to the north of the present reservoir. MORE TRAINS REQUIRED..—For some time past the inhabitants of this, the upper part of the Rhondda Vach Valley, have been seriously inconvenienced because the train which leaves Pontypridd at half-past four travels no further than Ferndale, Mardy being obliged to wait for five hours in the afternoon without any railway communication whatever, and people who are obliged to travel by the afternoon train have to walk across the mountain to Ferndale, a distance of nearly two miles. This is a most serious inconvenience to the inhabitants of a. large and rapidly-increasing town, and, undoubtedly, the Taff Vale Company should be memorialised to run another passenger train between half-past two and half-past seven. TEMPERANCE.—During the last few days the town has been thoroughly canvassed by the temuerance party, with a view of obtainirg the feeling of the in- habitants with reference to the Local Option move- ment. The result will be made known in the course of a few days. THE COAL TRADE.—We are sorry to state that during the past-two or three weeks work in the Mardy and Ferndale Pits has been extremely slack, only two turns being worked in some pits. It is rumoured that this the result of the recent dispute between the men and Mr. F. L. Davies. RHONDDA. YACH. STOPPAGE OF WORKS.—On Thursday and Monday last, owing to the heavy flood which inundated the Rhondda Valley, the colliers were unable to work the Ocean Collie-ies. and several other pits were practi- cally at a standstill owing to the want of wagons, and thousands of men were idle. YSTRAD RHONDDA. THE REFORM SOCIETY.—On Wednesday evening last a well-attended meeting of the Rhondda Reform society was held at the Sandy Bank Hotel, Mr. David Lloyd occupying the chair. The chief business of the meeting was to discuss the advisability of agitating for the erection of a new station at Ystrad, and it was decided that this should be done. This society has been the means of securing many important reforms for this district, and although it has practically been non est for some months, it is to be hoped that it will still live to do much good to the locality. PORTH. THE RECENT IFLOOD.—On Wednesday morning last the road leading from the Cymmer bridge to the Police-station was inundated by the water which found its way to Dr. Naunton Davies's house, which was considerably damaged. Several houses were also flooded in Station-street, the water in some cellars being five feet deep. The tradesmen have suffered severely, and in one case—that of Mrs. Evans, chemisL— the loss amounted to nearly £200. The Ys-iad Local Board are much to blame for the exist- ing state of things, as the matter has several times been pointed out to them, but they have taken no steps to stop the river from over running its banks. HAFOD. THE FLOOD.—The town of Hafod suffered con- siderably by the overflow of the river Rhondda on Monday. It is stated that during the last five years the river has not risen so high as it did last week. A couple of baulks, 35 feet long, belonging to Mr. W. W. Phillips, contractor, and member of the Pontypridd Local Board, were carried away. but hopes are enter- tained of their recovery. Mr." Evans, grocer, Temple- buildings, however, suffered the heaviest loss, the water finding its way to his cellar, where much of his goods were stored, and groceries to the value of £60 were destroyed.

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