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gist rift Jwtelligena. *♦ MERTHYR. LIBERAL MEETING.—A meeting of those who support Mr Bowen Rowlands as the Liberal candidate for the representation of the Caer- philly division of Glamorganshire was held at the Temperance Half, on Monday evening last. -It was proposed by Mr S. U. James, and unanimously agreed to, that Mr Griffith, of Forth, take the chair.-There were also present among several others, Mr D. Hopser, solicitor; Mr D. Morgan, secretary of the Liberal Associa- tion for the eastern division of Glamorganshire; Mr Richard, Treforest; Mr H.S. Davies, Rev. W. J, Morris, Pontypridd Mr J. Roberts, Bridge House Mr Idris William&t Perth; Revs. E. Rees and J. Pugh MrE. Davies, Aberdare and Mr Hopkins, Brewer, Porth.-The trans- action of business, which was private, occupied about an hour, and a course of action was decided upon, in favour of Mr Rowlands' candidature. ASSAULTING THE POLICE,-Thomas Jones was summoned at the police-court on Saturday last, fQr assaulting P.C. Hunt, on the 20th ult., whilst in the discharge of his duty. Defendant was fined 20s and costs or six weeks' imprison- ment with hard labour. THE TEMPERANCE CAUSE.—As the result of an idea floated at tho temperance conference recently held in Merthyr, a scheme has now been developed for the formation of an associa- tion having in view the strengthening of the cause of temperance in South Wales. -A com- mittee met at Merthyr on Monday last, for the purpose of dealing with the matter. Councillor Alfred Thomas, of Cardiff, presided, and there were also present Councillor E. Beavan, Cardiff; Rev. D. Young, Cardiff; Rev. T. Rees, Cefn Mr J. Bowen, Merthyr; Mr Rees Lewis, Mer- thyr Rev. J. Pugh, &c.—Letters of apology were read from Mr J. Lloyd Davies, Swansea; Mr T. Williams, and Rey. D. Phillips, Swansea. -It was proposed by the Rev. D. Young, that a temperance association be formed for the whole of South Wales and Monmouthshire.— The motion was seconded by Mr J. Bowen, and carried. -It was also resolved that each county in the district should have its own association. The question was adjourned to a meeting which is to be held at Pontypridd on the 30th inst. FATAL ACCIDENT.—John Venn, an old man, who was employed as a labourer at Messrs Nixon's colliery, Merthyr Vale, was killed at about one o'clock on Tuesday by being run over I by a locomotiye and two railway truoks. 11 HAFOD. ORDINATION.—On Sunday last, Mr Bassett, late of Pontypool Baptist College, was ordained to the pastorate of Bethesda Welsh Baptist Chapel. The charges to the minister and church were delivered by the Rev. W. Edwards, B.A., Principal of Pontypool College, and the Rev. W. Morris, of Treorky, respectively. Mr Bassett was presented by the church at Kidwelly with Brown's Commentaries. We wish every success to this young minister and to the church now under his charge. TREHERBERT. THE MISSING MAN.—The body of Rees Thomas, who has been missing for the last three weeks, was found on Tuesday morning in Llyn Fawr, Rhigos. It is said that deceased was of weak intellect. PORTH. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONALISM.— The memor- ial stones of the new English Congregational Church which is to be built in this place, were laid on Thursday, the 4th inst., by Mrs Griffiths, Porth House, and Miss J. Spickett, Maesycoed, Pontypridd. It is to be hoped that the building will be ready for divine worship in October next. The contract, which is over £ 1200, has been secured by Messrs C. Jenkin and Son, Porth. This church, of which the pastor is the Rev. D. P. Davies, Brynheulog, Porth, is greatly to be complimented on the progress it has made. TONYPANDY. LIBERAL MEETING.-On Friday evening, the 5th inst., a meeting was held in Ebenezer Chapel schoolroom for the purpose of electing members to the six vacancies which have oc- curred in the Tonypandy Sixty. The Rev. li. Richards, vice-president of the district, presided. Those elected were Messrs Joseph Hughes (collier), David Davies (banksman), Edward Meredith (grocer), James Davies (pit carpenter) William Williams (stationer), and D. S. Thomas (shoemaker.) INQUEST.—On Friday, the 5th inst., an inquest was held by Mr Williams, coroner, upon the body of Rees Morgan, of Miskin-road, Trealaw. Deceased had sustained a rupture while at work in the Gelli Colliery, and the accident had resulted in peritonitis. Dr. David appeared to give evidence, and the jury gave a verdict accordingly. MOUNTAIN ASH. CRICKET.—A match was played on Saturday, June 6th. between the Mountain Ash and St. Mary's Cricket Clubs, Cardiff, in the Cardiff Arms Park, resulting in an easy victory for the Mountain Ash team, the bowling of Jeffrys and Hillman proving too effective for the Cardiff men. Appended is the score:- Mountain ABH C.C. ST. MA.BY'S C.C. J. Beavau b David. 37 J. H. David b Jeffrys 8 C. Manfield b David 2 R. J. Rees b Jeffrys 6 W. Harding b Hann 10 P. Harm b. Jeffrys 0 G. H. Green, b. Hann. 8 Bath, c. Harding b. Jerffys 2 — Jeffrys, b. David 0 J. H Gibby b. Jeffrys 0 C. Hillman, run out 0 G. Galiver, b. Jeffrys 0 F. Guard, b. Gibby 13 J. Bowen, b Hillman 2 Macpherson c Rees b Gibby 3 W. Fout, run out 3 J. Evans, c Rees b Gioby 12 Gatheridge b Hillman 2 H. Mears, c Hann II Gibby 0 C. Owen, b. Jeffrys 0 J. Jones, not out 0 S. Abrahams, not out 0 Extras 18 Extras 7 Total 103 29

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