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l TROEDYRHIW. ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY. — We are pleased to learn that an orchestral society is being formed in the place, with Mr. Thomas Livsey as conductor. In the able hands of Mr. Livgoy we are sure, with a little perse- verance, an excellent band might be formed. All who take interest in instrumental music would do well to jom. ENTERTAINMENT.—A very successful entertainment was held at Nazareth Chapel on Monday-evening last, under the presidency of the Rev. J. R. Lloyd, pastor. The duties of accompanist were ably discharged by Miss Cassie Dyer. The following contributed to the programme :—Missea M. E. Roberts, M. A. Richards, L. Evans, M. J. Morgan, Jemima Reef, Matty Morgan, S. J. Picton. and Bessie Evans, Messrs. Tom Pugh, John Thomas, Edward Morgan, John Lewis, Edward Evans (Aber), James Jones, Tom John, William J. Griffiths, John Davies, and Daniel Evans. RESIGNATION.—Mr. D. J. Davies writes In conse- quence of Mr. Geo. Jones ha ving been offered the post of assistant superintendent to the Pearl Life Assurance Com pan j* at Brynmawr, the acceptance of which necessitates his removal from our midst, the con- ductorship of the Choral Society is rendered vacant. Mr. Jones intimated to the choir on Sunday last his decision to accept the promotion offered him, and he assured them it was with heartfelt regret he severed his connection with the place, and especially with the choir. We wish him much success in his new sphere of labour. Y GYMDEITHAS YMDRECH. — Cafwyd cyfarfod llewyrchus iawn nos Fawrth yn Saron Hall, mewn perthynas a'r Gymdeithas Ymdrech Gristionogol y Bob. Ieuaingc. Llawer o ymdrech wnawd yr wythnos ddiweddaf gan y Pwyllgor Gwylio, yn enwedig gan Miss Rachel Evans, Miss Walters, a Mrs. Davies, Cardiff-road. Daeth tyrfa luosog i fewn, ond y mae eto Ie. Siaradodd Mrs. Jones, Poplar- street, yn wresog, a chymhellodd y bobl ieuange i fyned rhag eu blaen, gan lynu wrth yr achos da. Disgwylir gweled y ty yn llawnach eto, nos Fawrth nesaf, pryd y darllenir papyr gan Mr. Samuel Davies, Elm-street, ar y testyn, "Ffyddlondeb Dafydd i Dduw." BAxn OF HOPE.—On Monday last a tea was given the children of the Wesleyan Chapel Band of Hope, when a large numlier preac-nted themse] vea at the tables, which were presided over by Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Farell, Mrs. Cottrell, Mii's M. J. Hughes and Miss James. The tea-making and water boiling were superintended bv Mr. Stevens, and Miss Evans, Miss B. Pierce Miss M. Evans, Miss M. James, and Messrs. Cottrell and Farell rendered valuable assistance. In the even- ing an entertainment was held. Mr. G. L. Tiley presided, and the following took part:—A. Farrell, A. Edmunds, R. Pierce, J. James, A. Davies, M. James, M. Evans, Bessie Jones, John Evans, James Evans, W. Humphreys, J. Vaughan and Mr. Clay- ton. • NELSON. MCCIl INTEREST is taken in the coming football match. Nelson v. Treliarris. Old and young make it the topic of conversation at all times, wherever they meet. £ HE } PARTY intend competing at the Cilfynydd Eisteddfod on Mabon's Day. We hear that the party are to have the brake Rnd entrance fees paid out of the funds. FORMS OP GOVRRNMEST.-On Saturday evening at Snf,iT e Meth°dist, Vestry a meeting of the xlutual Improvement Society was held. The subject for discussion was The Best Form of Government." „ i0r?Ln the discussion, and explained \ery clearly the different forms of government now in vogue. After comparing the Governments of Eng- land and the United States, Mr. Morgan came to the conclusion that our English Government was the >etter. Rev. IV. Hall spoke at some length in favour of Republican government. Mr. Jenkins was mfavonrof a limited monarchy. He thought the English government the best, and said that it was the model and admiration of the whole world. Me.ssrs. r rame, Osborne, Bailey, &-c., alsa spoke. CAERPHILLY. J or all kinds and1 l>est of printing and stationery go to OWEN J ONES, Printer, Caerphilly. [3641 CORRECTION. The lime-light entertainment at the Market Hall was held under the auspices of the Band of Hope Lmon, and not, an reported in our last issue, of the Twyn Chapel. 1 SNAP-SHOTS FROM THE LEANING TOWER. THE PRICE OF BEING POPULAR.-Ask Mr. J. R. Bayley. ANOTHER SOCIAL.—With all these socials Caer- philly should be a very sociable place. But, oh dear don't mention it. We may become Socia'ists though. SOME ELECTION CRIES.—Weekly markets, improved cheese market, isolation hospital, wickets on public footpaths, street improvements, including pave- ments, public conveniences, museum, pleasure gardens around the Castle, find better water supply. IT'S THE WAY OK THR WORLD, HE SAiiv-What is good enough for the Lancet is apparently not good enough for some medical men, otherwise why this eternal vindietivo hounding of Mr. Bayley, than whom, unless patients lie, no more sympathetic and conscientious man could anywhere be found. Earth, and if his fault-finders say their prayers, Heaven also, we presume, is moved to kick him out of the ancient town. NATIONAL MCSKCM. — Everyone, metaphorically speaking, is patting our Alfred on the back for bring- ing forward his motion anent a national museum for Wales. A short time ago wojsuggested a museum for Caerphilly, and the matter was taken up the week following by Antiquarian," who, in his letter, suggested a very practical method to rouse the in- terest of the public in the matter. May we ask Mr. Phillips, hon. secretary to the Caerphilly Literary Society, to carry out Antiquarian's" suggestion, and arrange a debate on the subject ? We promise him a full house. We hive two Thomases in the local parliament—the Council—but no Alfred. More's the pity- CAERPHILLY COUNCIL. Tuesday. Present: Alderman Anthony, J.P. (chair- man), Messrs. E. W. M. Corbett (vice-chairman), W. Thomas, E. Thomas, R. Ed war Is, A. Jones, E. Jenkins, J. Millward, T. H. Dowdeswell, D, Morgan, and Captain Lindsay, J.P., Mr. David Lewis (clerk), Dr. Thomas (medical officer), Mr. Harpur (surveyor), Mr. Morgan (inspector), and Mr. J. Jones (collector). PARC ROAU, SKNGIIK:<YI>I>The question of taking over this road was considered at great length, and in the end the clerk was directed to communicate with n h Mr. John Griffiths, surveyor, Porth, with regard to the alleged agreement entered into bet we n the old sanitary authority and the owners of the land. TAFK'S WET.T. SKWERAGK SCHEMK.—The chairman, vice-chairman, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Jenkins were delegated to wait upon tho Joint Sewerage Board at their next meeting, with a view of coming to terms as regards connecting the Council's subsidiary sewer to the main trunk. GWAUNYBARA FAKM.In connection with the purchase of this farm for sewage purposes the Local Government Board wrote saying they pro- posed to submit the Council s Provisional Order to Parliament, as originally issued, at an early date. On the proposition of Mr. >>. Thomas, seconded by Mr. E. Thomas, it was decided that the chairman, vice-chairman, Captain Lindsay, Mr. Dowdeswell, and the clerk interview Mr. R. W. Williams, and endeavour to get him to withdraw his opposition to the Order as far as the House of Commons was con- cerned. WHO SHALL BE MASTERS 'R—The Local Government Board wrote asking to be furnished with the observa- tions of the Council on the resolutions passed by tho vestries of Eglwysilan and Llanfabon parishes to the effect that the power of appomtmg assistant erseers be vested in the vestries, and not the District Council. -The Council considered that the vestries did not reflect the views of the ratepayers geiierallv. and adhering to their former decision, requested the Local Government Board to confer upon them the power the vestries wished to retain. THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT having been read, it was decided before the Council undertook to scavenge the county roads as requested by the County Council that the surveyor should prepare a report to be con- sidered at the next meeting. The surveyor was instructed to write again to Mr. Forrest (who in his letter objected to the three-bar fence with wire between), and point out the serious expense the extra two rails he asked for would entail. The contractor, it seemed, wanted a shilling a yard for the two extra rails, whereas his tender for the three rails together with posts, was only one and sixpence a yard. THE LIGHTS OK LLANBRADACH.—The lowest tender for supplying oil lighting, cleaning, Ac., the street lamps at Llanbradach was that of Messrs. Charles and Phillips at 5s. 9d. per night, which was accepted. DRAUGHTSMAN—The three months for which the draughtsman, Mr. Gavin H. Jack, had been engaged having now expired, it was decided, on the motion of Captain Lindsay, seconded by Mr. Jones, to re-engage him (Mr. Jack) for a further term of three months. ANNUAL REPORTS of the medical officer and inspector were adjourned for consideration to the next meeting. PWLLYPANT WATER SUPPLT.—Mr. Edwards' motion that the water supply of Pwllypant be proceeded with was taken under consideration, when, after a great deal of discussion, it was decided to erect a small tank, and for that object the clerk was directed to write to Captain De Winton for permission to do so. With respect to the Caerphilly water supply the clerk was directed to write the Local Government Board pointing out the great urgency of the case, and ask them to accelerate matters in connection with it. FlEE FIRE !—In order, as far as possible, to pre- vent such a catastrophe at T; Well, &c., Mr. Jenkins proposed that a hose and reel be purchased] subject of course to the hydrants being duly fixed.- This was seconded by Mr. Millward, and agreed to. NELSON'S REQUIREMENTS.—Two motions stood in Mr. Morgan's name, one relating to the improvement of the main road, and the other to the capacity of the proposed new reservoir, which Mr. Morgau said ought to contain 500,000 gallons, taking into consid- eration the future of Nelson.—A ready seconder to both motions was found in Mr. Dowdeswell, and instructions were given the surveyor to carry out the work. NEW POLLING DISTRICT AND WARD.—The con- sideration of Mr. Thomas' motion, that the necessary steps be taken for the formation of a new polling district and ward at Aber, was proceeded with, when it was decided that the maps, &c., asked for bv the County Council be gut ready.—It was also decided, on tho proposition of Captain Lindsay, seconded by Mr. E. Thomas, that a memorial setting forth tho request of the Council, bo sent to the County Council in time for their meeting on the 12th proximo. ALOWORTH CHARITY.—Mr. Alfred Thomas. M.P., wrote saying he had received the letter containing the request of the Council in this matter, and which should receive hia best attention. I CARDIFF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. MEETING AT MOUNTAIN ASH. | t -^n,eeting in aid of the above college new building fund was held m the Town Hall, Mountain Ash, on cve^,T1». when there was a very good attendance. —Mr. M. Morgan, J.P., at the request of the college authorities, occupied the chair in the un. avoidable absence of the Right Hon. Lord Aberdare. -Mr. Morgan was supported on the platform by A j « I ,tt» Ij;u)y Principal of Aberdare Hall, Cardiff, and Mr. M. Roberts Jones (both of whom attended as a deputation to explain the object of the meeting and to plead on its behalf), Miss Harris, aud Alderman W. Jones.—Mr. Morgan, in occupying the chair, very fully dealt with thelaudableobjectfor which the meeting was held.-Mr. M. Roberts Jones aadiessed the meeting, and referred to thu t'),ra"'J of Lord Aberdare, who had written regretting his inability to attend, but would subscribe jBlOO towards the movement.—Miss Hurlbett afterwards addressed the meeting, more especially dwelling upon the great benefits now open to women in educational matters, and feelingly referred to the great loss sustained by the death of the late Lord Aberdare, who had done so much for education, and to the absence from the dis- trict ot the Dowager Lady Aberdare, to whose efforts the foundation of Aberdare Hall, the Ladies' College, Cardiff, must be attributed. Miss Hurlbett received a patient hearing, and repeatedly received the approval of the audience, and at the conclusion of her add-ress the following resolution was unanimously adopted on the proposition of Alderman W. Jones, seconded by Mr. J. Williams, surveyor That having heard the deputation from University College, Cardiff, this meeting heartily approves of the effort being made to meet the grant from the Treasury, and from the Drapers' Company, towards the ereotion of suitable buildings for the University, and pledges itself to ass:st the movement, and for that purpose would appoint a committee to carry out the project." -It was afterwards resolved that the committee con- sist of tho manager and ander-manager ot etch colliery, three members of each Colliery Workmen's Committee (to be chosen by each committee) and six tradesmen. Mr. I,. Stock was appointed secretary During the evening the Mountain Ash Male Voice Party sang the following selections, under the leader- ship of Mr. Hugh Ellis, who conducted in the of Mr. Tom Richards, who was from home "Martvrs of the Arena," "Destruction of GazfI," and The War Horse." MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT. \Y KDNESDAY.—Before Mr. W. North (stipendiary), Mr. M. Morgan and Mr. W. Little. DmjKKs.—Pmea were inflicted on the following :— &X W- John Derrick, Edwin ■Beeslej', Gwilym Morgan, W. Bavnam Thnmaa Morgan, Mary Jane Williams, Edward baly, and James kendry. Thomas Davie, Frank Carter and John Robinson, who did not appear personally, were each fined 15s. and costs. NON-PAYMENT OF RATES.—Tho Mountain Ash Urban District Council sued the following persons for non-payment of rates, and orders were made as follows George Sheen, £3 8s. 3d. Mary Lee, £ 3 9s. 4d.——Mr. James Williams, Bryncerddin, was sued for private improvement rates, the amount in dispute being £ 9. Mr. II. P. Linton appeared tor the District Council, and Mr. T. Philips, Aberdare, for Mr. Williams. The case presented many points of law, and at the conclusion of the solicitors addresses the Stipendiary announced he would take time to consider the points raised, and give his decision at the next sitting at Mountain Astn TRUANT SCHOOL.—Orders were made on the follow- ing persons for the maintenance of their boys at the Truant School, Quakers' Yard William Male to pay costs and 1,4. 6d. per week, George Way to pay casts and 2s. per week, George Phillips to pay costs and Is. 6d. STEALING.—Catherine Ann Johns, aged 16, was charged with stealing 6s. from Benjamin Lovenson. furniture dealer, 8, Cardiff-road, Mountain Ash.— Fined £1, or 14 days.——Lewis Evan Williams was charged with having stolen a rug, value 10s., the pro- perty of Mr. John Rearden also with stealing two cans of gelatine and a coil of safety, the property of Mr. Evan Thomas Lake, on February 26th, 1896.- Prisoner was fined 20s. and costs, or 14 day. for each offence. ALLEGED ASSAULT.—Thomas Harris was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Ann Sims at Penrhiw- ceiber. This case has been previously tried at Aber- dare and remanded for the attendance of prosecutrix, who has been unable to attend.—When the caso was called Sergeant Smith stated the prosecutrix would not be able to attend for a fortnight, and the Bench thereupon adjourned the case to a fortnight to-day. TREHARRIS. AN OMISSION.—We regret that we should have omitted the name of Mr. D. V. Davies, certificated class teacher, from the list of hard workers at the recent social gathering at the Board Schools. MR. RYAN.—One of the brightest bits of news we have received for some time is the fact that our band- master, Mr. Ryan, is not going to leave us after all, and right glad we are, because "Music hath its charm." Ax ENTERTAINMENT was held at Brynhyfryd Vestry, on Monday evening last, when songs, recita- tions, stump speeches, etc., were rendered. Mr. W. R. Thomas took the chair, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Richard Edwards, Pantanas, AN ENTHRTAINMENT was held at Bethania Vestry on Saturday evening last, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Williams, when songs, recitations, etc., were rendered. A prominent feature of the entertainment was the performances of Mr. John Williams, Cardiff. road, as a phrenologist. THK OBSTRUCTION complained of some time ago in Thomas and Mary-streets, in these and your contem- jwrary's columns, has been removed, with the result that pedestrians can now use the pathway, and so avoid coming in contact with the numerous vehicles using the streets. SOCIETY.—We have been twitted that there are social gatherings taking place without our know- ledge. One of these (which reminded us of the "At Homes") was brought off in a rather westerly direction on Thursday evening last, those participa- ting being citizens of culture, the names of whom we have no desire to publish because we believe it wo ,Id give pain, although we are in jiossession of them. MUSICAL.—We are pleased to hear that Miss Anne Richards, of Twyngareg Farm, and niece of Mr. Lewis Richards, near this town, has just passed t! e senior division in pianoforte playing at ft recei t examination of the Trinity College, London, held at Cardiff. Miss Richards is only 17 years of age, and was formerly a pupil of Mr. Edward Lawrance, Merthyr. This achievement by so young a lady is very gratifying, nud speaks highly for her future. SALVATION ARMY.—Treharrisites wero much con- cerned on Saturday and Sunday last to find that a large contingent of the Salvation Army had arrived and bombarded their town. We understand tliev are come to stay, having made the Co-operative Com- mittee-room, Williams-terrace, their local head- quarters. We welcome this new addition to the already numerous religious bodies in our midst, as there is work for all; but we cannot help noticinsr an exceptional feature in the contingent, which is their extraordinary lung power, a qualification that will greatly assist them in reaching every nook and corner of our town. CoxcKRM.—On Thursday and Saturday evenings last, at the Public Hall, two complimentary concerts were given to Mr. Thomas Phillips, "Williams- terrace, in recognition of the valuable services which he has rendered to the musical fraternity of this dis- trict during the time that he has resided here, and right well does he deserve this mark of esteem by his numerous friends. Mr. J. P. Gibbon presided on Thursday evening, and Mr. Henry Davies, mining lecturer, on Saturday evening. The attendance was not so good as could be wished on Thursday evening, but on Saturday evening it was all that could be desired. The programme, which cons-isted of vocal and instrumental music, was very ably carried out by the following well-known artistesMiss Katie Thomas, R.A.M., soprano; this was the first visit to our town of this talented singer, and she received quite an ovation Mr. Stedman Jones, whose splen- I' I' did voice and artistic taste brought forth rounds of applause; Mr. Jones, who has made Treharris his home for a number of years past, has toured with several well-known opera companies, and has given great satisfaction Miss Bessie Phillips, who has a sweet contralto voice, is also to be congratulated upon the able manner in which she performed her part; Mr. Chubb also contributed a great deal to the enjoy- ment of the evening, his splendid rendering of "Revenge "and "Soldier Junior being thoroughly appreciated by every one. The instrumental part of the entertainment was supplied by the Orchestral Society, under the conductorship of Mr. Fred Evans, and the Town Band, under the leadership of Mr. Ryan; on Saturday evening the Trclewia Brass Band, under the direction of Mr. Dawson, performed. Miss Jennie Lewis was the accompanist, a young lady our town is much indebted to, she always being most ready to identify herself with any good cause. BAZAAR.—On Monday and Tuesday a bazaar was held at Zion English Primitive Methodist Chapel before a large and influential company. Mr. Jacob Ray, agent, opened the bazaar in a few well-chosen remarks, after which addresses were given by the Rev. John Hall, pastor of the above cnurch, Revs. W. D. Nicholas, W. Jones, Brynhyfryd; Mr. C. Frame, Nelson Evangelist Coleman, and then the sale of work commenced. The stalls were arianged as follows :—No. 1, drapery, presided over by Mrs. Hall, Mrs. James, and Miss Coomba No. 2, drapery, by Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Edwards. There was a large stall upon which was a grand display of ware, presided over by Mrs. Turner and her daughters. The whole of the ware was kindly given as a present to the bazaar by Mr. Turner, senior, Mary-street. There was also a curiosity show, where one penny was charged for admittance, and the explanation given of the articles within was very laughable. This department was ably presided over by Mr. Samson, A refreshment stall was also well supplied and largely patronised, which was presided over by Mrs, Targett and Mrs. Uren in a creditable manner. Another feature of the bazaar was a bran pie, which had its fair share of attention. The advertising stall also did well under the supervision of Miss E. Turner and others. In addition to the above a large quantity of oranges were sent as a gift by Mr. Turner (senior). During the addresses delivered by the aforemen- tioned speakers, Evangelist Coleman jocularly interrupted by remarking that there were a large quantity of oranges close at hand, and without much ado took the basket around the audience and dis- posed of a large number of the delicious fruit to them amid much amusement, and realising a little profit from the sale towards the work. On Monday- evening solos and recitations were given by niemlWs and friends, which greatly added to tho enjoyment. The bazaar was a complete success, and realised a good sum, which reflects great credit on all concerned.

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