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MID-KHOffDDA GLEANINGS.

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MID-KHOffDDA GLEANINGS. [BY MIRZA.] A most extraordinary incident has taken place in Mid-Rhondda at Trealaw-station. It seems that a consignment of cattle, pigs, and sheep all in the same van arrived there Friday night last. In the morning when the officials went to unload the van they found only the skin and bones of three sheep they having been eaten up by the pigs, whose mouths were besmeared with blood. Whether hunger or other cause impelled the pigs to prey on the sheep is a question, but there is no doubt about it, that animals suffer greatly in transit from one place to another. I myself have seen cattle so crowded that one heifer having managed to put its head down, impaled its neigh- bour with its horns. I hope our friends the butchers, during the great demand for Christmas beef and mutton, will so arrange matters that the animals will suffer as little as possible in transit, for I have more than once known bullocks to be shot at the terminus, having become wild in the railway van. Last Sunday week Principal Prys, of Trevecca College, preached at Seion Methodist Chapel. The Chapel was overcrowded, and the sermons worthy of the preacher. All who heard the discourses were delighted, and fervently wished him long life to serve his denomination, his country and nation, and his God. There is a movement on foot in Mid-Rhondda for establishing a general library and reading room. There was one established many years ago, but it was transferred to Llwynpia, where a free site was given to the institution, which is now an established success. It is felt that there is such a bulk of population in Trealaw and Tonypandy unprovided for, that it is deemed ex- pedient to try and get something of the kind established somewhere in the centre of these two places. The floods again have done considerable dam- age. The storm of Sunday morning was excep- tionally severe, and slates, tiles, chimney pots, and the like were tossed about by the rude Boreas pretty freely. Happily, with the exception of houses flooded on the ground floor, heaps of delwis deposited on the roads, and the bursting of a few drains, no accident has occurred here. The epidemic of measles is abating, but influenza is considerably on the increase, and the doctors are kept in full employment.

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