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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1872. .

•... i THE NEW VICAR OF ST.…

P A R LI AM EJN T A R Y GOSSIP.

NEATH.

FLEUR-DE-LIS.

ABERYSTWITH.

PONTYPRIDD. ""t

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PONTYPRIDD. t THE NINE HOURS' MOVEMENT.—The1 final meeting 01' the trades of Pontypridd was held at the Union Bride, Trailwn, on Friday evening, when the different appointed at the last meeting to wait upon the employerS presented their reports, which were to the effect that different firms in the town were in favour of conceding movement from the 1st of April next. This was accepted by the workmen present. A resolution was agreed to- that the hours of labour should be from six to five, aB" on Saturdays six to one, it being the object of the mo* ment to secure to the classes affected an additional hour ° recreation of an evening. A vote of thanks to the epl ployers for their concession to the movement; and also vote of thanks to the chairman and secretary brought tft proceedings to a close. SAD CASE OF DROWNING.—A young girl was drownea on Tuesday last under the following circumstances. was sent to the tips of the Treforest Tin-plate Works W her mother to gather some cinders arid bits of coal, while on the side of the tip which slopes down to the she missed her footing, slipped into the river and washed down by the rapid current, her body has not recovered. She was the daughter of Richard Han' working in the tin works, and residing in Rhydfelan> ne to the scene of the accident, <