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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Mr R. Fathergill, M P., and Co!. Roden, M.P., were among the guests invited to meet H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh at Lord Granville's dinner party, on Tuesday night. THE TEN PER CENT ADVANCE.—Messrs Davies and Williams, of Penydarren, and of the College Iron Works, Llandaff, have conceded to their workmen ten per ccnt advance upon their present rate of wages, which will b" paid them on the 16th instant. YAYNOR SCHOOL BOARD.—At the meeting of this Board on Monday, Mrs Crawshay presided. The business was of a formal nature altogether. The accounts were passed, and several bills ordered to be paid, and a letter was read from the Education Department sanctioning the bye-laws. YNYSOWEN, NEAR TROEDYRHIW.—Messrs Nixon, Taylor and Cory, the well-known colliery proprietors, recently entertained at supper the sinkers and other workmen in their employ at the Merthyr Vale New Winning. Mr Henry Roberts, of the Windsor Hotel, catered for the oc- casion in excellent style. After supper the usual toasts were proposed and duly observed, after which Mr Charles Gray, who presided, briefly congratulated the men on the success they had attained in getting through the rock. The evening was passed in the most harmonious manner, and will long be remembered by those present as one of the pleasant events of their lives. THE DIVISION ON THE EDUCATION ACT.—Amongst those who voted in favour ot Mr Dixon's resolution in the House of Commons, on Tuesday night, for the amendment of the Education Act, were L L. Dillwyn, E. J. Sartoris, R. Fothergill, E. M. Richards, Sir J. Stepney, Colonel Stuart, and H. H. Vivian. Mr Henry Richard acted as one of the tellers. Amongst those who voted with the majority and against the resolution, were H. A. Bruce, G. Holford, T. Meyrick, C. Q. Morgan, Major Morgan, J. H. Scourfield, and Lord Henry Somerset. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FUTURE.—A public meeting in support of republican principles is announced to take place this evening (Friday) at the Temperance Hall. Whatever opinions we may hold as to the respective advantages of the two forms of government—monarchical or republican—there certainly can be no harm in having the subject discussed. We hope the hall wjll be 1¥ell fined this evening, and that all who attend will give a patieat hearing. We are sure that no personal abuse of royalty will be indulged in, and therefore there is no reason why a peaceable meeting, and an intelligent treatment of the question, may not be anticipated. FIRE.—About half-past three o'clock on Monday morning the residence of Captain Smyth, of Narbeth, (father of Mr Smyth, Ghemist, Merthyr), was discove.red. to be on fire. The alarm was first, given by a servant girl living next door. Mr Smyth, Chemist. Narbeth, (the captain's son), with his invaluable little engine, was soon on the spot, but owing to the large quantity of smoke it was found impossible to get in at the front door. An entrance was made through the next door passage to the back. when it was found that a little back parlour was in a hlnze. A pane of glass was quickly broken, and the engine was made to play through the window. After considerable difficulty and hard work, the ftre was got under, but not before the room and its contents were completely destroyed. It is impossible to say how it originated, as Captain Smyth and his family are at present staying at Merthyr, and no one slept on the premises. Although there was a tire kept in the kitchen, there was no fire in this particular room. It will be remembered by our readers that Captain Smyth, who is an octogenarian, was few weeks ago the victim of a seriqvis cab accident near the Market Square^ which nearly deprived him of life. This calamity again is singularly unfortunate, coming so quickly or the personal injury, :n ) we are sure the occurrence will cause very deep regret aiiinii; .1' i- f,: n '•! THE NINE HOURS MOVEMENT.— IT W1" BE remembered that a. shoff tfnie since the masters connected with the building trades in this town held a meeting at tho Owain Glyndwr, whore they conceded the nine hours per day to the men in their employ. On Monday evening a public meeting was convened at the Eagle Inn, High-street, and numerously attended by carpenters, masons, painters, plas- terers, and plumbers, when the following resolution was unanimously carried :—" That we protect against the arrangements made by you for the working of the nine poprs syatpm, viz., from seven o'clock till tiveon Monday, seven to six op tho fovjr following days, and seyen to tour on Saturday; and further, we dp s(?e w'hat benefit you may derive from our working the above-named hours, whereas, if we cpmmence at six o'clock, and leave at five o'ejock, the first rive days, and from SIX to one o'clock on Saturdays, it would be giving u«_oiany advantages which we cannot obtain otherwise for instance, we may be sent two or three miles from home to work, as is often the case we leave at six o'clock by the time we arrive at home, and have our meals and clean ourselves, it is nearly bed-time; so we have a very poor chance of improving ourselves, or of obtaining any recreation whatever. And as to the hour from six to seven in the morning, it Is of no benefit to us, and we can't see what advantages you will obtain by it." A copy of this resolution will be submitted to the masters for consideration at their next meeting. DUNVILLB & C* Belfaafc, are the largest hoera fold whisky in the world. Their Old Irish Whisky ia recom mended by the medical profession in preference t( French brandy. Supplied in casks and cases for home use or ex- portation. Quotations on application to MESSRS. DUN- YJLLE k Co.,J[msH ROYAL DISNLLB*^ BELFAST. 471