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CHURCH PARADE AT P ENTRE.

! THE GRAND OLD MAN.

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LLANGEINOR SCHOOL BOARD.

IROUND THE TOWNS.I

OUTING TO LLANTWIT-MAJOR.

JJARR Y RAIL TYA Y.-TRAFFIG…

BARRY DOCK POLICE COURT.

PRESENTATION TO THE REV. TON…

FOUND DROWNED AT PORTH.

NANTYMOEL NOTES.

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NANTYMOEL NOTES. — A large party availed themselves of the oppor- tunity of visiting Porthcawl on Monday last, upon the occasion of the annual outing of the Welsh Baptist Sunday School. The fact that Sunday Schools possess a great many friends who do not interest themselves in the practical working of the schools, but who are glad to accompany their younger relatives and friends upon their annual outings, is on such occasions as this clearly evidenced. No doubt these friends are always glad to do what they can at the time of the annual collections, and at the special efforts put forth by the active workers. By their attendance and pecuniary aid they further the good work carried on by others. That a large amount of good work is being carried on in the Ogmore Valley by the various religious bodies is an undoubted fact, but it is a sad thing to think of the great amount of work that yet remains to be done. In some quarters of Nantymoel, where thp.re is no reason whatever why the people should not dwell in peace with their relatives and neighbours. There is a great deal too much of strife and contention. Several cases of brawls have been noted in these Notes lately, and again I learn that both in Nantymoel and Price Town certain individuals still persist in settling (or endeavouring to settle) their little differences in the public streets. At the same time, it is only fair to note that the police report that savage assault cases and minor assault cases have been very rare for some months, and credit for this state of things should be given to the community. In a colliery district like this, a great many strangers come in search of work, and it is said that these visitors are the ones that are sometimes responsible for the unseemly squabbles to which allusion has been made. The success which has attended certain matri- monial contracts lately has, it is said, had the effect of inducing many others in the Valley to contem- plate entering into a similar contract themselves. The recent returns of the Registrar-General show clearly that the population of South Wales are much given to marrying and being given in marriage, and if this tendency goes on increasing, locally, there will be a greater demand than ever for house accommodation. It would be a good thing if something could be done in the way of reducing the high rents at presant demanded for houses in this district, but I fear that it will be a long time ere the dreams of the tenants in this direction are fulfilled. Perhaps some wealthy cottage owner will take the hint. If he did he would have no difficulty in receeiving his reward, even in this world, counted it reward to be elected upon one of our public bodies. He might, perhaps, even venture to hope to be elected a member of such highly respectable bodies as the School Board or the Local Board. Will the gentleman who imbibed so freely at Porthcawl on Monday try next time he goes to the sea shore to restrain himself a bit better. He was not a member of the Sunday School Band, or he would have known better.

WELSH AND THE FUTURE OF WALES.