YSTRAD POLICE COURT. 1 MONDAY.—Before Messrs. J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), T. P. Jenkins, and Alderman W. Morgan. DISOBEYING A BASTARDY ORPet!. — Thomas Gwynnc, who had been sleeping out the previous evening, was brought up charged on a warrant for refusing to pay the sum of £ 2 Is. on a bist-ardy order issued about a year ago. Superintendent Jones asked for a remand in order to make en- quiries. Granted. NON-MAINTENANCE. Edwin John Mapstone was brought up on a warrant charged \ith refus- ing to maintain his wife, whom he bad cruelly deserted. A magisterial order was granted some time ago requesting the defendant to pay 5s. per week towards the support of his wife. The de- fendant had been imprisoned for three Months for refusing to obey this order, but he maintained that he was not obliged to maintain her during the time he was ill gaol. Since the desertion the wife had given birth to a child. The defendant said the long term of imprisonment had made him change his mind," and he was now willing to pay. It was therefore agreed that he should be released on the condition that the money be Paid in a week's time. A DISHONEST LANDLADY.—Henry Hughes, an ostler at the Great Western Colliery, Hopkins- town. charged Caroline James, a woman Wllo had kept house for him for the last two months, with stealing a shawl, a frock, and a turnover, value 13s., from his house on Saturday last--—The complainant said he had to go away from home during the afternoon, and when he returned he found that the defendant had gone, and he niissed the articles named.—Austin Dellar. pawnbroker's assistant, said that defendant came to his shop at Pontypridd on Saturday night, and pledged the articles produced for half-a-crown.—Defendant was ordered to pay £ 1, or go to prison for a fort- night. Ax OLD RUFFIAN.—David Prosser, an old offender, was brought up in custody on the charge of assaulting the police of Tvlorstown, on Saturday night.—Police-constable Davis said that he had occasion to take the prisoner into custody, where- upon he became very vio]ent and struck the con- stable, first in the eye. then on the nose, alid kicked him about the body.—Fined £ 2. "HE STOLE A LUMP OF BKEF."—David Hvde. a labourer, residing at Gelli, Ystrad, charged Daniel Hayward. of the same place, with stealing from him, on the previous Saturday night, a quantity of beef, weighing about 41bs. The two men went to drink together, and eventually complainant weat to sleep, leaving the meat on the Bench by his side. When he awoke he missed it. and sus- pected the prisoner.—Fined £1 or go to prison for a fortnight. CANNIBALISM.—David Evans, Tonypandy, was brought up charged with wounding Jenkin Benjamin, at Tonypandy, on Saturday night. From the evidence adduced it appears that the two men were tossing in a certain public-house, and eventually quarrelled. Benjamin struck Evans, and a fight followed, Benjamin getting the worse of it. for he was thrown on the ground and bit in the forehead by Evans, who also attempted to bite off a bit of his ear. The prisoner reserved his de- fence. and was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions, bail being accepted. STEALING TOBACCO.—John Parntt.a tobacconist, residing at Tonypandy, charged Joseph Lewis and Evan Reynolds with stealing half a pound of tobacco from his shop on Saturday night. They were each fined 10s.
PROPOSED LIFEBOAT STATION AT BARRY. MEMORIAL IN PREPARATION. GENEROSITY OF MR. JOHN CORY. The provision of lifeboats and life-saving appli- ances on the coast of Glamorganshire is generally recognised as utterly insufficient for the needs of so frequented a water-way as the Bristol Channel, there being no lifeboat between the Mumbles and Porthcawl, nor between the latter place and Penarth. Recent events, as the loss of the Leo- nore and the stranding of the Drumblair, have served to concentrate attention upon the deficiency, and to emphasise the fact that it is an imperative duty to remedy the evil which is so conclusively proved to exist. The greatest need is that of addi- tional lifeboats, but that is not the only need, for there should be a considerable addition made to the rocket apparatus, and other life-saving appli- ances. A movement is on foot, and this probably may be accepted as a first step, for securing an additional lifeboat to be placed on this coast a memorial to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution having been drawn up, pointing out the necessity of having a boat stationed in the neighbourhood of Barry. The memorial, which has already been brought before a few local firms, is in the hands of Mr. Symonds (of Wilson and Symonds, West Bute-street, Car- diff). and will no doubt be submitted for addi- tional signatures durihg- the next few days. It points out that whereas the Penarth or Porthcawl lifeboat could not proceed in time to be of service between Lavernock Point and Nash Point, a boat at Barry would be able to get away at all states of the tide, and to reach any part of that stretch of coast. The Penarth boat, it remarks, has great difficulty in getting round Lavernock Point ex- cept at slack waters—top of the tide or dead low -on account of the strong tide and heavy irace prevailing there, and the memorial proceeds to instance cases where, on vessels being observed flying signals of distress in Barry Roads, the difficulty of bringing round the lifeboat has been experienced—particularly one case where such signals were noticed by the coastguard at day- break, and it was three o'clock in the afternoon before the Penarth boat was seen rounding the Point to render help. Reference is made also to the recent loss of three lives by the capsizing of a boat off Barry. As many as 30 or 40 steamers shelter in Barry Roads at one time, and during 13 months 1706 steamers and 539 sailing vessels entered the dock. The Roads, too. are the high- way from all ports to the East, and are described as fairly entitled to the appellation of The Downs of the Bristol Channel. The memorial is co,refully drawn, and the facts adduced constitute an incontestable argument in favour of the object in view. The chief point which the proposal to establish a lifeboat at Barry brings into prominence is the inadequacy of the funds of the Lifeboat Institution; and iu regard to this it has to be pointed out that Cardiir' and the district are very backward in sup- port to the institution. Relatively to its size, and especially in view of the great extent of shipping interest that centre in that port, Cardiff is sadly remiss in the matter of subscriptions, and when the memorial asking for better provision of life- saving appliances on the Glamorgan coast has been presented, a very fair retort on the part of the Institution would be that this prosperous part of the coHUtry should be a little more liberal in contributions to the general fund. The memorial has been well received, there being general agreement as to the necessity existing for the stationing of a lifeboat at Barry. The Dock Company would, without doubt, aid in accom- plishing the object in view. helping to find the most suitable position for placing the boat. Nor would the Current expense of maintenance prove any great hindrance in the way. What has to be done is to iwhice the Institution to place a boat at Barry, and a most effective means to this end would be, concurrently with the memorial, to present promises of additional subscriptions to the general fund. We »re authorised to state that should a movement be practically initiated for raising a new local subscription list, Mr John Cory, J.P., will make a contribution of C20 per annum and, in relation to the Iresent necessity, it is satisfactory to find that, largdy owing to the influence of the same gentlemai, there is prospect of Barry very ¡ soon having a li'e-boat station. A Wesleyan com- mittee has been-aising funds to present to the in- stitution a boat;o be called "John Wesley," and Mr J. Cory, haviig been a contributor to this, has a voice in the pbing of the boat. The Mersey has been mentioned, hd Clovelly has also been named, as places whereat he new boat should be stationed but if the local mmorial be promptly and influen- tially signed, and specially if it be supported by a generous support of the institution funds, the claims of the Glaiorgan coast will certainly be admitted as strongr than those of any other part. The arguments of toe memorial are so strong as to be quite conclusive the difficulty has been one of finance only, and th; is overcome by the operation f of the Wesleyan connittee in finding the cost of the new boat^ = -=-- =--=--
AlOLENT LODGER AT BLAENjrARW. On Tujay iast, at the magistrates' clerk's office, Birend, a man named George .Tones, haulier, l.jg at Blaengarw. was charged with assaulting (] Hurford while in the execution of his dut^he previous night. It appears that on the preus evening the officer was called to So. 11. Gw|0iine.strc.ef_ where he saw prisoner holding the,]jer over the head of the landlady. The man tinned the officer if he came for- ward..who ad him it he would put the poker aside. He \ed a blow at his head, and the policeman th^-sprang forward, the poker strik- ing him on thhouider. The poker at the same time going the wall—it became tent by the force of thlow. The officer closed with him and held him oiu, grollIld until he became quiet, when he conv.d him to the police-station at Pontycymmer. ;]le defendant said that he had just done siapn-j-hs for assaulting a police- man before, and would stand the same for him. Several offence-,f this kind were recorded against prisoner, he was remandrd until to- morrow (Saturday
FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY THE BARD, J Of the nine matches played between England and Wales, we have won one, drawn one, and lost seven. The English teams have scored 18 goals and 19 tries, to 4 goals and 2 tries notched by the representatives of the Leek. Not very encouraging for gallant little Wales." certainly Our team is selected from about half-a-dozen teams, while England has the pick of quite half a hundred first-rate teams. Our only hope is in combination, bnt this never comes off, mainly because the com- mittee do not seem to recognise the importance of selectihg backs who know something of each 11 z!l other take the three-quarters of Saturday last, there was Pearson, Garrett, Gould, and McCutcheon, each good men individually, but as a combination we could not expect them to excel, for they had never played together before. How to remedy this failing. I do not pretend to say, but if the passing game is our only hope, then something must be done to secure the necessary combination. At half, it is even of greater necessity that a complete understanding should exist, and the committee did wisely in selecting the brothers James. But why did they not also select another "club "ptir as reserves ? Phillips and Parfitr. or Rowles and Hutchings would have played a far better game than did Rowles and Phillips. To put it briefly, we were beaten at half and, as a rule. when a Welsh team is bested here, it is "all up." Individually, Rowles and Phillips played a good game—a very good game—but those tricky little passes out were at a discount. Ban- croft did well. and so did Gai'rett and Gould. Pearson's tackling was very weak indeed. Al- though several papers say that M'Cuteheon was out of it,°he really did not play a bad game his tack- ling'was much better than that of Pearson. The Welsh forwards did well in the ticrht scrums, and frequently heeled out well; but they were slightly bested in the loose. Coming now to Club matches, we find a couple of surprises—at least to those who were not in the know." I quite expected that Pontypridd would give Cardiff a warm game, for at 12 o'clock I saw Fred. JOJli'S hunting up men and even at the Station the team was not complete. Again, the Cardiffians are quite out of form, and the team is in a worse state than it has been for some years. Several ticket-holders and important members of the Club I heard seriously talking on Monday last of calling a general meeting with the object of shunting the Committee and most of the officers. This. I consider, a most foolish proposal. Rather arrange for a social meeting get your team and officers together have a bit of straight talking, and try to establish a good feeling all round. Then get your men to go into strict training, and their old form" will soon return. It may be found necessary to replace a few of the old stagers by younger blood, of which there is plenty in the town. A" regards the match on Saturday, Pontypridd won by "downright determination and good play. Forward they were a good bit ahead of the visitors and behind were almost as good. Heywood at full back, was the weakest point in the Cardiff team. Alun Morgan was in good tr'm and nut to shame hi* nx-a-vis. Christmas Jones and Dr. vics were always prominent, and Tiley-although not the Tiley of yore-did pretty well. Of a good back, Ack Llewellyn. Williams, and Bowen were the best in all the departments of the game. When I knew that Penarth were going to Aber- avon minus their usual halves. I quite expected thev would get more than they bargained for; W as I was "bold enough to predict last week, the Afanites were rust too good for the "Seasidcrs." The game may be summed up thus. Penarth were dead beaten at half, consequently the three- quarters were not fed, and were practically spectators. The visiting forwards, which con- tained quite three wingers of the worse kind, were rushed at times all over the shop. On Saturday next the match of the Penarth season takes place, wheu the Newport team visit the" village on the hill." Despite the Aberavon fiasco. T quite expect the "Seasiders" to do well, and if their forwards will only heel out and be honest. I don't think there will be much of a margin between the teams when Mr. Gwynn toots" time. Cardiff visit MoseJey, and will suffer yet another defeat, unless they display better form than they have done of late. Just a word about the Merchant Taylors match at Cardiff on Monday last. The black and blues" were clean out of it in the for- wards their halves were too slow, and Lloyd Robert's was far too selfish. The three-quarters got orflv few chances, and Arthur and Hill were quite off colour. In fact, the only men who did them- selves much credit were Fred Jones, E. Rooney, and Norman Biggs. With very weak team Newport drew with the Merchant Taylors on Friday lasc. and on Saturday easily defeated the London Welsn. The x-ewpon- onians are at the head of Welsh teams this season, and have not yet suffered defeat. Their pack con- gists of honest men-honest both ae regards playing and training, while the backs play with grand combination, selfishness being out of the question with them. Swansea, with a very so-so sort of a team defeated Merchant Taylors by 7 points to ml Ne«th "0^ the upper hand of Pontymister by 5 tries to°l and Lhmelly defeated Walkden by 1 goal Sd 1 trv to nil-Penarth having defeated the Lancastrians on Friday by 3 tries to nil. Penygraig- are not what they were." After a stiff battle "they defeated St. David s by a single trv: but on Monday the Lancashire touring team, Walkden, defeated them by 2 goals to 1 (dropped). Penygraig have a good pack, and Lloyd is an ex- cellent back, but their halves do not get the ball out enough, and the three-quarters are not class enough. Maritime, who now justly claim the premiership of the Rhondda. won 3 out of 4 of their touring matches in Yorkshire, their victors being Wake- field. On Saturday the" Colliers" defeated Car- diff Stars by 3 goals and 2 tries to nil. Hum- phreys' nock play with rare determination and with a little more combination among their backs will prove one of the best teams in Wales. Cardiff "A" team trotted out in strong force against Bridgend, and were lucky in making a draw. For the greater part of the game, the visitors had the advantage, and had very hard lines in not scoring. For Bridgend the forwards played very well; but the passing 01 the backs was scarcely as good as that ofthe Cardiffians. The meeting of Llandaff and Barry was produc- tive of a good game, but there was just a trifle too much vigour infused into the play. During the second half, and against the wind. the Barryites more than held their own, ana with a little more combinaiion would have scored. Cogan with a few absentees managed to defeat Newport Harriers by 6 points to nil, and still have all untarnished record. The Maplesons. Smith Wright, and Morris played with rare dash and judgment. I am in receipt of a letter from one of my readers asking me on what grounds I base mj pre- dictions, and whether I will oblige by giving the predictions and results side by side. As regards the former I can simply say that I almost entirely ignore paper form, and make my calculations on what I think from experience a team really ought to do. As regards the latter, I will certainly | oblige" him. IJAST WEEK'S PREDICTIONS. England v. Wales. That Wales will win I do not for a moment predict; but I think they will make a good fight," Result :—England won by 3 goals and 1 try to nil. All the sporting papers admit that the Welsh played a good game, and that the score is no index to the play. Penarth v. Aberavon—" Unless the Seasiders take down a g'ood lot, they will find themselves on the wrong side at tcinp'iif jinjit. Result: The Seasiders went down minus Rowles, Garrett, Ik Hutchings, and Peter Jackson, and were defeated by 1 try. BARRY v. LLANDAFF. This match was played atButtrills Field, Barry, on Saturday, before a fair attendance of specta- tors. a rough and exciting encounter resulting in a victory for the City Boys. During the first half Ithe Barryites had the advantage of the strong "wind, but the visitors had by far the best of the il>lay, Radley and Elliott scoring tries, Marks suc- cessfully negotiating the one secured by the former. Although having to contend against the wind, in the second half the Barryites, to the im- mense satisfaction of the local enthusiasts, more than held their own, and the cheering knew no limits when Jack Rees dropped a really excellent goal during the progress of some loose play. Dur- ing the last few minutes of the game the teams were playing in darkness. Final score Llandaff, 1 goal 1 try 1 minor Barry, 1 goal. Matches for Saturday next, on the grounds of the first-named clubs Barry v. Penarth A." Barry and Cadoxton District v. St. David's. Cardiff 1; A v. Llandaff. 'Quins v. Llanelly. Cogan v. Pontypridd A." Ferndale v. Treorky. Moseley v. Cardiff. Neath v. Bridgend. Old Leysians v. Swansea. Penarth v. Newport. Porth v. Llwvnypia. SEASON 1891-92. Results of inter-club matches played by first- class Welsh teams up to and including Saturday, January 2nd. 18S2 A win counts 2 points; a draw 1. Tw"~ K 3 NAME OF CLUB £ O M 4 K ° S £ fi fH p; &. « En O fn 1 Newport J 5 I 3 0 2 I 8 80 2 Swansea I 8 4 1 3 11 68 f Cardiff 7 2 2 3 7 50 ) Penarth 6 3(3 0 6 50 3 ) 'Quius 4 2 12 0 4 50 (Llanellv 8 3 3 2 8 50 7 Neath." .1 8 2 5 1 5 31 8 Penygraig .| 6 1 1 4 1 3 25
PENCOED NOTES. LBY ROVER.J A GLOOMY COMMERCIAL. Here at Pencoed we are entering upon the new year in the midst of circumstances which are any- thing but pleasant. Sickness is reigning almost supreme throughout the district, and deaths are bv no means few and far between. The influenza, if influenza it be, tells materially on the attend- ances at our several places of worship, and indeed I am told that the attendance at Salem (C.M.) on the two last Sundays was smaller than it had been for some years. The Rev. Rees Phillips, Aberavon, who is a great favourite here, officiated at the above chapel on Sunday last, but even he failed to draw anything like a full house, and no wonder when we temember that there is hardly a family in the place exempt from illness. Councillor Howell had a sharp attack about Christmas, but I am glad to add that that gentleman is satisfactorily recovering. DR. GREAVES. Dr. Greaves, assistant to Dr. Naunton Davies, Bridgend, leaves this district on Saturday next, and his departure is a source of general regret, and he therefore leaves with everybody's best wishes for his future welfare. On Wednesday evening Dr. Greaves was the recipient of a testi- monial at the hands of the members of the Pencoed and Coychurch United Medical Aid Society, the meeting being held at the Lodge Room of the Britannia Inn, Pencoed. KINDNESS. I mentioned last week that the proceeds accru- ing from the Cymro Coch's benefit concert, held on the 16th ultimo, amounted to £10 6s. 10d., but now I am glad to add that that sum was further augmented by a donation of ten shillings, kindly o-iven by Mr. Griffiths, mineral surveyor, Coy- j church. I need not tell those who have the pri- vilege to know Mr. Griffiths, that a very warm heart beats under that gentleman's breast. He is ever ready to help a lending hand to all philan- thropical movements, but, like most of his class, he prefers to do good by stealth. EPITAPHS. A Pencoed friend brought the following couple of epitaphs, which may be seen in the churchyard of Gillingham. Norfolk, under my notice the other day, and I think they deserve a corner in the Sta-r :—" Sacred to the memory of Thomas Jack- son. comedian, who was engaged December 21st, 1741, to play a comic cast of characters in this great theatre. The World,' for many of which he was prompted' by Nature to excel. The season being ended, his benefit over, the charges all paid, and his account closed, he made his exit' in the Tragedy of Death on the 17th of March, 1791, in full assurance of being called once more to re- hearsal,' where he hopes to find his forfeits all cleared, his 'cast of parts' bettered, and his situa- tion made agreeable by Him who paid the great stock debt,' for the love He bore to performers' in general." The other is on one Thomas Huddle- stone, and is as follows Hear lies Thomas Huddlestone, Header, don't smile, But reflect on this tomb you view, That Death, who killed him, in a. very short vrhile Will huddle a stone upon you. PENXLYN GIRLS, BEWARE There is a dangerous wag lurking in the neigh- bourhood of Pencoed. He has a wife and a house- ful of young brats, but he nevertheless decks him- self gaily on Sunday evenings and stalks forth in search of young women to woo. He has been playing his pranks in the parish of Penllyn re- cently. but after the young women of that place will have read this note I am sure they will beware of the gay deceiver. I AN UNGODLY DEACON. j Start not, gentle reader. I know the term un- i godly deacon appears a contradiction in terms, but I assure you that such a species exists, and that not twenty miles from Pencoed. The com- mandment as to the Sabbath is to him a dead letter, for he habitually cuts and carries hay in a cart on Sundays. Verily, we are living in de- generating days, and would to goodness that some prophet would arise who would be able to check our course on the downward g: ade.
BRIDGEND PETTY SESSIONS. • SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. K. Pritchard (in the chair), Messrs. R. L. Knight and Edwin Price. ALLEGED Tn HFT.—Thos. Cabe, labourer, Maesteg, was charged with stealing a brass whistle, of the value of 8el" the property of Messrs. Thompson and Shackell, from their shop at Maesteg, on the pre- vious Saturday week.—Mary Elizabeth Morgan, manageress of the establishment, deposed to prisoner visiting the whop with a friend who bought a concertina, and looking at a flageolet in his hands. When they went out she missed the flageolet, and at once gave information to the police, who arrested him at one o'clock on the following (Sunday) morning. He admitted having the in- strument in his hands, but did not know what became of it afterwards. He was drunk and knew not what he was about.—Thomas Cain, the friend referred to, said he did not notice the whistle, ex- cept when in prisoner's hands in the shop.-It was thought a trivial case by the Bench, who bound prisoner over in his own recognizances to appear whenever called upon by them. CARMARTHEN* MEN OBSTREPEROUS ON THEIR WAY HOME !-Christmas Evans, timberman, and Joseph Williams, collier, were charged with being drunk and lighting with each other at the Bridg- end Railway Station on Christmas Eve. The former was also charged with assaulting Police-sergeant Row in the execution of his duty.—The officer stated that at about 10.30 p.m. on the night of the 24 th December he was called upon to separate defendants, who were drunk and fighting with each other at the waiting room of the railway station. He did so but shortly afterwards, hear- ing another d is turlmnce on the platform, he repaired thither and fmnd Christmas again fighting with his friend. He went to them, whereupon defend- ant Thomas hit him with his left hand in the mouth, cutting his lip, causing blood to flow.—It appears that the men were on their way to their homes at Carmarthen, and were awaiting the arrival of the down express.—Williams was fined 15s. for being drunk and disorderly, and Christmas Thomas fined, in addition to a similar sum, A2 for daring to raise his hand against a public protector. Thomas Hunt, a colliery labourer, was brought up on an indictment of having assaulted P.C. Driver in the execution of his duty, and also being drunk.—While the officer was on duty near the premises of the Ocean Company he saw prisoner sitting down in a manholes between the boilers. lie (the prisoner) was told to seek a fresh resting place, but he refused, whereupon he was forced out, and became very violent cowards the officer. who admitted using his cane upon him. About fifteen minutes afterwards the officer, whilst speaking to the banksman and foreman of the colliery, saw prisoner come in a towering rage towards him, and with-the words—" Now, you b I'll do for you." threw a heavy bar of iron (produced), which for- t llnlt tely missed its mark.—Prisoner pleaded sorrow, and promised reform if let off with a fine. He had been in gad once on suspicion, and begged not to be sent there again.—However, his pleadings were cut short by the announcement that he would be accommodated with a place in Cardiff prison for the space of fourteen days.
CORRESPONDENCE. THE GILCHRIST LECTURES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—A misunderstanding seems to have arisen in connection with the charges made for admission to these lectures, How is it, say some, that the committee in Pontypridd insist upon the payment of 6d. per lecture for several reserved seats, when Dr. Gilchrist left a large sum to provide these le tures for the people ? The Trust engage the lecturer only all other items of expenditure are to be met by the committee, and when these are summed up they amount to a comparatively big total, In addition to paying for the hall and gas, we have to pay the exhibitor 80s. per night. These two items, combined with those for printing, post- ing, &c.. amount at least to £ 4 10s. per night—a sum which requires 1,080 persons to defray if they pay only one penny each. To prevent our getting into debt, we are allowed the privilege of reserving seats at :?s. each for the course. There arc still a few of these left, and a number of sixpenny ones, Intending purchasers would do well to buy at once. as no Hioney will be received at the doors until 7.55. L -xt lecture syllabuses for the whole course can be had for one penny each at the libraries, raid tickets from the secretaries or the persons men- tioned 011 the bills.—Yours, &c., RHYS MORGAN. J. B. JONES. LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, — Three years ago you very kindly selected me to represent you on Llanwonno School Board. But by reason of other candidates offering themselves for this district, you again failed to get any representation on this Board"; so that the town in which the Board meetings have always been held has for years been unrepresented. In July, 1890, the above- named Board, feeling no doubt the justice of this town having a member, elected me to the seat caused by the lamented decease of the vicar of Llanwonno, the Rev. Moses Lewis. Since my elec- tion in July. 1890, I have attended at least fifty meetings of Board and committees, thirty-seven of which are duly reported for twelve months. I am strongly of opinion that the town ought to be most careful to have representation, in order to see to the comfort and education of their child- ren. It is a fact that our Mill-street Schools are the very worst and darkest schools under the Board, as well as being situated in the most in- convenient place to suit the safety and welfare of our little ones. [ I do not for Otie moment blame my colleagues on the Board, because this school was elected be- fore their election on the Board but I do say that since my election. on the Board I have prevailed upon my colleagues to take up the question of alterations and improvements, and tenders for such will shortly be invited, and I trust to have the honour of seeing them carried out. With regard to the religious question, I am glad that this Board has already introduced the Bible into our schools-that is to say, it is to be read for fifteen minutes without note or comment. Still, I am in favour of go^Ug a step or two further, and if returned as yout' representative, I shall ask my colleagues to introduce, in addition to the reading of the Bible, explanations from the parables and miracles of our Lord, the teaching of the ten com- mandments, and the opening and closing of schools by the sinffiug of some short religious hymn and the Lord s Grayer. Although I am i& favour of religious teaching in our schools, I would oppose with all my might any appearance of aTiy kind of denominational teaching in our schools. The teaching should be of our Lord Jesus Christ, free of sectarianism. To me the trust of educating our young is really most important, a.nd my attendance to the duties devolving upon me have been cheerfully and faithfully given and proving that our school buildings are the worst under the Board will, I trust, cause you next month to be careful to see that you are represented on this Board. The triennial election Mil take place about the 20th of February, and I would, in conclusion, begto remind you that it is not safe to select more than one candidate, or, t.,i in previous elections, you will run the risk of t^ing left out in the cold. If, as I trust, that dV best services have been acceptable. I hope to b»ve the honour of being your elected member; and I pledge myself to do my utmost to look after the interests of the rate- payers, and the thorough education of our children. I have the honour to be iyour faithful and obe- dient servant, JAMES COOMBES. Pontypridd, 1892. A RECENT CADOXTO CHRISTMAS TEA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR.—Will you kindly allow the enclosed state- ment of accounts to appear in this week's issue of the Star. I thank you fOt your kindness in inserting the appeal made on behalf of the above object some time ago. I am glad to say that the tea and entertainment this Year were a great success. At the close of the meeting 20 signed the temperance pledge, which. I trust, will be kept throughout the year. All the provisions were supplied by Messrs. Lewis and Davies, Shaftes- bury Temperance Hotel, who, I believe, gave satisfaction to all.—Yours, &c., Jan. 5, 1892. L. TON EVANS. Donations A. J. Williams, Esq., M.P., Al F. L. Davies, Esq., J.P., £ 1 Anon. Donor, 10s. 6d. The Right Hon. Lord Tredegar, 10s. Alderman R. Cory. 10s. Sir Morgan Morgan, 10s. Alder- man J. Cory, 10s. J. Lowdon, Esq., 10s.; Anon. (Barry). 10s.; small sums, 3s. Sd. friend, £ 1 10s.; total, £ 7 4s. Expenses Messrs. Lewis and Davies, for provisions including jam alld biscuits, C6 17s. 6d. conveyance of boiler, &:0., from and to Holton (kindly lent by Welsh baptist Church), 2s.; printing tickets, 4s. 6d. total, ;£ 7 4s.
REVIEWS 0: PUBLICATIONS. THE PLAYERS (3d.—We have leen favoured with a copy of this, anew illustraled and hisrh- class dramatic organ. The editor says he will ba responsible to no acto, manager, ordramatist, to no committee, council «• clique, but o proprietors whose sole aim is to ishruct, to iiform, and to entertain, not only the Irofession, btt the intelli- gent theatre-goer. Accordingly a number of attractions are promised but we feelthat if The Playern keep up to its p'^scnt excellent standard, its supporters will be abundantly satsfied. The illustrations, particularly the one c'.pioting a scene from La Megere Aiprivoisee," tte Theatre Frangaise. are splendid. rlhc first of tb series of Familiar Faces" is devot-d to Mr. Edward F. S. Pigott. the censor of tie British sxge. The periodical is well printed on pleasinjy toned paper, and is published at ^2. Shaftesbtu-.avenue, London, W. SWORD AND TROWEL (4(.) &c.—Me«P. Pass- more and Alabaster, 4, Paternoster-tildings, more and Alabaster, 4, Paternoster-tildings, London, the publishers for the Rev. C.H. S.u'geon, have forwarded us the Janiarv number->f Mr. Spurgeon's monthly, the Stcord and -oirrl; Spurgeon's Illustrated Almanack (Id.), con |uing a text for every day in the yfcar, specially sected by Mrs. Spurgeon John Ploughman's "heet Almanack, containing severed portraits o the Spurgeon family, and the two last publishetdis- courses of Mr. Spurgeon, written and revise by him at Mentone. to be read from the Metropo-an Tabernacle pulpit. In the Suvrrf and Triwr^e eminent editor discourses beautifully on S^t experiences in 1842 and 1892." The ivholesie reading matter before us, in many directions, 1- parts in view of Mr. Spurgeon's comparativv helpless condition at the present time, abundOj illustrations as-to the wonderful influence i good wielded by that extraordinary man. ¡ MISCELLANEOUS.—The current issue of Mr\ LcacV.s Family Drcxsmaher (Id.) is a-very good oil and ladies who desire to be "up to date should certainly ipurchase it.— Young H a penny monthlv magazine, edited by Mr. W. G. Williams (Glvnfab). contains an appreciative sketch, with portrait, of Mr. J. Viriamu Jones, principal of the University of South Wales and Monmouthshire, besides a number ef other attrac- tions. I HELPING Worms, January, 1892, Id. monthly. [London: A. W. Hall.] This new magazine, issued from (rrcat 1 'houglbtx Office, should, we venture to think, meet with great favour. It con- tains interesting and instructive articles well suited to the family circle, while the short and serial stories are written in good style. The whole magazine is profusely illustrated, and is good value for money, being 24 pages, crown 4to, with coloured cover. NIGHT AND DAY. 2d. This publication of Dr. Barnardo contains a painfully interesting article, "The Sorrows of Children," containing a re-Wine of cases of child cruelty, in which the Homes have rescued the little victims. Among the other contents is a report of progress in connection with the silver wedding fund, which has now reached £ 11,000. An earnest appeal is made to woalthv donors for the establishment of the much-needed Children's Hospital in connection with the village home at Ilford, in which are now residing 1,000 girls of the waif class, rescued from privation and sneering. Dr. Barnardo s insti- tutions have now under their care 4,200 children, and they have rescued 19,000 boys and girls from dire distress and destitutions in the course of their twenty-six years' history. Communications in re- ference to the homes should be addressed to 13 to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E. YOUNG HELPERS' LEAGUE. 2d, This is the first-issue of a publication of the Juvenile League established by Dr. Barnardo, and which has for its president H.R.H. the Duchess of Teck. An in- teresting illustrated article on Waifs and their Friends"" appears in this number. The other features of the issue are also excellent.
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i CONGL Y CYMRY. [DAN OLYGIAETH LLWYDFRYN.'L AT Y LLEXORIOX A'R DARLLEXWYR. Drsvg genyf na allaf gyhoeddi yr wythnos lion llawer o ddarnau barddouol ar briodas y Golygydd a thestynau liawe ereill. Mae'r Go!, yn rhv swil i ollwng i'r lloi-igyfarchiadau ymddangos hyd yr wythuos nesaf. — LLITH O'R MARDY. MR. GOL.—Dyma y Nadolig wedi myncd drosodd. Rhyfedd fel mae yr amser yn pasio, ac mor fuan y mae y naill Nadolig yn dyfod ar ol y llall. Mae fel pe bai yr amser yn pasio lawer yn gyfiymach nag oedd flyn- yddau yn ol. Onù, dyna, v ni sydd yn myned yn hynaoh, oblcgid y mae y llaneiau a'r llancesau icuainc yn tcimlo nad yw y misoedd yn treulio ymaith yn ddigon cyfiym iddvnt, ae a maent megys yn myned haner y ifordd i'w gyfarfod, ac yn dywedyd Nadolig wythnosan cyn y byddo wedi dyfod. Obiegid y divvruod hynod y mae Mary yn myneJ am iralk gyda Dafydd, a Susanah yn myned i'r pantomime gyda Iago, a Pegi fach yn myned gyda Will Ciwt i'r ?p»r:x. Mae rhwy fyn'd aiighylfredin ar y Nadolig. Myn'd i weled tylwyth myn'd i weled hen ffryndiau myn'd i weled twyll a gwagt'dd rhaid myn'd a hyny yn ddiamhau—myn'd yn foreu, i'r wIad. myn'd i'r mynyddau (neu i'r gweithiau), myn'd gyda/r train, breaks, tramcais, cabs, a chartiau myn'd i'r trefydd mawrion, myn'd i'r Eisteddfod, i'r performance, i'r theatre, i'r boxing match, i'r foot races, dog races, a'r pigeon races ac amfcell un yn myn'd i'r cvrrdd mawr mown gwahanol ranau ond nidos cymaint o fyn'd i'r cwrdd mawr ag sydd i bethau erei! Ba yma lawer o fyn'd o'r Mardy—myn'd yn dyrfaoedd, o bob oed, rhai mewn oed. gwragedd a phiant., ac, yn enw Castell Nos, paham na. bai y gwragedd diniwed a'u plant bychain gyda hwy yn peiilio mynod i ifwrdd gyda'r lluaws, ond yn aros gartref byddai yn hawddacli arnynt o lawer, ac yn sicr byddai yn well i'r plant bychain, yn hytrach na bod, fel pibau Nathan, yn canu i'r un don heb derfyn ami yr holl ffordd gartref gyda'r last trajn. Paham nad cllir sefydlu rhywbeth yu y Mardy ar àrlydrl Nadolig, er mwyn y rhai sydd gartrcf, ac nad ydynt byth yn myned ffwrdd diau y gellid trefnu rhywbeth er daioni. Er mae myned oddiyma oedd y bob], er hyny fe ddaeth yma lawer. Daeth yma rai o'r wlad. o Sir Aberteiif. Caerfyj-ddin.a Phenbro,ac nid oeddynt yn dyfod yn waglaw. Yr oedd paciau trymion ,gan rai o honynt. Gwyddau, hwyaid, turkies, &c., ac yr oeddynt yn ymborth o'r fv. vaf blasus. Nid yw gwyr y wlad byth yn d'od a theisien gyda hwyut i'r mynyddau,-obiegid bobl y gweithiau am y deisien frau, meddent. Yfed oedd holl fryd rhai, nid oedd dim pwys ganddynt am fwyta. Ond en pwnc hwy oedd, "Pa beth yr vfwn." Ac fe yfodd rhai meddir yn an- ghyffrcdin. Yfed y maent byth er fed y ewrw gw-vliau wedi darfod a'r logeii wedi myned yn wag. Etto rhyw hongiau o gylch y cornelau, ac i fewn ac allan i i'r bar, yn debyg i fochyn yn trio dianc a rhaff am ei goes, y gwelir dull llawer un, fel pe byddai y Nadolig yn rhoi rhyddid iddynt i fod yn foeh yn lie dynion. Yn nghanol yr holl dwrw a'r mwstwr i gyd nid oedd dim yn rhoi mwy o fwynhad i lawer na bod gartref yn mwynhau eu hunaingyda eu teuleuoedd. Mwynhaodd Mary a finau ein Nadolig ynriiagwrol. Adgoliem la wer Nadolig a dreuliasom gyda llawer o lawenydd a mwynhad. Nadolig pan fyddem gartref i gyd fel adar heb ddechreu myned dros y t-iyx.li. Y tad a'r fam yn llywodroethu, yn trefnu, cynghori. ac yn mynegi eu hadgofion o'r amser gynt ger ein bron, a ninau yn glustiau i gyd. Ond erbyn hyn y mae pethau wedi newid, a ninau wedi dyfod i fewn i'w profiad hwynt. Mae llawer wyneh siriol o lawer tenlu wedi ei golii erbyn y Nadolig hwn, bylchau mewn cymdeithas, ac angau wedi bod yn yspeilio mewn llawer ardal. Felly yr oedd hi yn banes y Mardy. On 1 byd yw hwn sydd yn llawn o gyfnewidiadau, ac y mae ei ddulliyn myned iieibio. Fe ddylai y Nadolig i gael ei dreulio gan bawb. nid mewn gwagedd a phenboethni, ond yn ystyriol, hapus. a diolchgar i'r Hwn sydd yn tin cynal, ddydd ar ol dydd, blwyddyn ar ol blwyddyn. Hlwy- ddyn newydd dda, i chwi, Mr. Gol., a phawb o ddarllenwyr y Star, ac i chwithau y Mardyaid drwy y dre a thuhwnt i'r afon hyd bentref yr hut*. Dyfal done a dyr y gareg." Yr vdym wedi ilwyddo i gael y tven 5 o'r gloch i redeg i fynu ymit yn rbeolai, ld bob dydd. Bydd hyny yn fantais anarferol nid yn unig i hackmen, Iuddewon a chenedloedd yn ogystal.—Yr eiddoch, itc., DARLLENWR CYSON.
MID-KHOKDDA GLEANINGS. [BY MIRZA]. The most important event in Mid-Rhondda this week was the jubilee service at Ebenezer Congre- gational Chapel, Tonypandy, where the Rev. E. Richards is pastor. When he came the debt was over £ 1.300. but dissatisfied at the rate of pro- gress. in 1339 he and the Church started a good year's work by clearing £ 200, the following- year £ 300, and at the beg-inuing of 1891 there remained a balance of £ 560. It was determined by resolu- tion to clear the whole debt in the year, and the date of jubilee meetings was lixed^and preachers en- gaged a twelvemonth before *iand, not without some misgiving. Note the grand result. Not only did the church, consisting of workmen, with only one man of means do this, but collected with- out the extraneous aid of concerts, &c. over £ 300, making a total of over £1,100 in three years apart from the usual expenses of minister's salary, re- repairs, and the usual incidental collections for the mission (this last amounting to over £60), colleges, .YC. As to Jerusalem Baptist Church they also paid in two years £ o00 debt, and paid £ 140 to- wards the missionary fund, and that independently of their current expenses. These facts fully vindicate the effectuality of the voluntary system all this money was collected in Mid-Rhondda without pressure, the means being earnestness, determination, and the principle of small wesklv offerings. Other Churches are following suit. As to the services of themselves, seldom has such 1111 array of pulpit eloquence come together at any rate in Mid-Rhondda in connection with a single church. The preachers were the Rev. J. Thomas, Zoar, Merthyr Rev. Benjamin Davies, Trelech Rev. Ossian Davies. Bournmouth and the Rev. R. Thomas, Glandwr, Swansea. The chapel was crammed as tighly as could be, and the sermons were full of fire and feeling, and more than that full of Christ; free from any down grade tendency, and the huge congregations listened with eager pleasure to the old old story as it dropped from the perfervid utterances of his servants. It was grand to think that so many availed themselves of its being Sunday and Mabon's Day to attend the services. I may be allowed, Mr. Editor, to wish you, not only a Happy New Year, but many many of them, with abundant blessings for yourself and the wife who now graces your home. I hope you'll draw powerful light from the new star now shining there to make the Sunt It- Wah'S Star ..he best paper in the Principality a lever to raise the masses a powerful voice to awaken the sympathy of those in high places to improve the condition of their fellow-men a hater and exposer of cant of all sort an educator of public opinion, directing it arightly in matters of urgency connected with local, municipal, political, and financial affairs; in short, an epitome of all that is good. Long life and best wishes to you and your wife, and I am sure every reader of the Star will repeat and emphasise the same. Christmas time the boys come about andTsay, The roads are very dirty, my shoes are very clean," and this is the state of things obtaining on the road leading to Penygraig. Owing to the oressure on the banks on each since last year one lart of the road became squeezed into a jelly. In pother part water wore away the under part of le road, leaving the surface like a thin crust of 3. Fortunately no horse broke its leg. The road is patched then, but it is now as bad as ever, and 'ids metalling again, even though it has been called once before this winter and it would be ^v?r to make a real job of it at once. At Dinas, on t; vay to Penygraig, there are landslips under the r?, and unless strong retaining walls of suffi- cif. strength be built, I for one will not be sur- pril to see the whole of the road slipping down to 3 river. When this occurs. I hope no one Wille there. These landslips in Dinas are re- yn^ble, Near the Infant School the slip, which 'il. is a csist,ent, clayey jelly, has actually encroached over e road against and into the school, covering its fit v,-jth several inches of stuff, teachers and childr having to stand in it. Let us hope some means-ill he taken to prevent further, and per- haps s^ns, consequences ensuing.
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