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AT EIN DARLLENWYR. j

ÐEIHDD YN CIIWAREU.

BOB YN DDWRNAD.

THE LLANELLY COALFIELD.

DISPUTE AT MARDY COLLIERY.

BRECON AND MERTHYR JUNCTION…

CHILDREN'S CONCERT AT CEFX.

I DASTARDLY RAILWAY OUTRAGE.

SERIOUS OFFENCE BY A NEATH…

TYLORSTOWN EXPLOSION.

SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS' LIBRARY.

MASONIC INSTALLATION AT ABERDARE.

BRAYERY IN THE PIT. I

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BRAYERY IN THE PIT. I PETITION TO LORD SALISBURY. Mr. Charles Wilkins, of Merthyr, the well-kuown historian of SouthyWales industries, has forwarded the following petition to the Prime Minister, the receipt of which has been duly acknowledged by his lordship: My Lord Marquess,The kindness extended in the paafc prompts me to intrude upon your lordship's attention, though I am well aware that the all- engrossing affairs of State leave scant leisure and make individual intrusion almoet an impertinence; but I have long felt, my lord, that a grievous want in the great industrial communities of Wales, and also throughout, the kingdom, can only be supplied by your lordship, and the terrible disaster of Tylorstow» has emphasised this in tha keenest manner. The long list of calamities which I submitted to your lordship in the History of tho Coal Trade of Wales," begin- ning in the early part of the century and lasting to the present, has been accompanied by a heroism equal to the most striking ever shown on land or sea, yet, with the exception of soma decora- tions by the Lord Mayor of London after the inunda- tion and rescue of Tynewydd, the ruling powers have never conceded to the heroism of industry that which is ahyavs bestowed for naval and military valour. Unenv, then. the people would rejoice with profound satisfaction if your lordship directed the award of a medal in cases of remarkable courage shown in con- nection with our great industries, and nothing would be more reverently prized and worn, and handed down from generation to generation, than the badgeor ribbon or medal for valour. It has been in my literary experience to have b(eu associated with most of oar colliery explosions from I Gethin, in 1862, and I can readily testify to the exhibition, time after time, of a calm and patient bravery, an unruffltd fortitude, a total forgetfubiess of pursoi!*d danger and of self shown by managers, inc< ical men, colliery olficinls, and the rank and tile of labour, which made one proud of hh c juutrytiieu, and hopeful for the continuance of tho highest aud most unselfish traits of our common humanity and never has a lamentable catasrophe occurred that I have not, in unison with the thoughtful looker-on, regretted that the expression of hearty commendation for the daring explorer and rescuer has not been followed by some memento" awarded by the country to its gallaut sons. That it may be your lordship's opportunity and pleasure to coufer this, and add oue more subject for just laudatifB by the people of the present and of the far-disUut future, is tire prayer of Your most oliedient servant, CHARLES WILKIN?, F.C.S., Author of The History of the Cord Trade of Wales," ic., &c. Thf Most Noble the Marquess of Salisbury.

TICKET-OF-LEAVE MAN.

EAST GLAMORGAN RECHABITES.