EGLWYSILAN SCHOOL BOARD. ACCOMMODATION FOR TONGWYNLAIS CHILDREN. THE PROPOSED SCHOOLS AT LLAlf- BRADACH. SENGHEXYDD SCHOOLHOUSE. The monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Taff's Well Board School on Monday, Mr John Morgan (chairman), Caerphilly, presiding. There were also present Rev Tawetfryn Thomas (vice-chairman), Messrs E. Evans, David Wil- liams, and 0. P. Edmunds, with the clerk Mr Thomas Thomas. The following letter was received from Mr Joseph Henry Jones, clerk of tke Whitchurch School Board:- "I am directed by my Board to call the atten- tion of your Board to the fact that owingto there being no sobool in the Eglwysilan parish ,tear to Tongwynlais a large proportion of the children in that part of Tongwynlais which is in Eglwysilan parish now attend the Whitchurch Tongwynlais school; this is particularly so in the case of the infants. My Board, therefore, are of opinion that your Board should in some way contribute towards the expense which is now largely undertaken by my Board in educating the children of the parish of Eglwysilan. Of course, my Board are not under any liability t8 so supply accommodation for the Eglwysilan children, but they do not care to turn the child- ren away if some arrangement could be arrived at, amd they anticipate that your Board would prefer to come to some such arrangement. I am, therefore, directed to request you to place this letter before your Board for their con- sideration, and I shall be glad to hear from you in due course upon the matter." The Clerk: We had a letter on the same sub- ject before, and we coulS not do anything be- cause we have a school erected within a mile. The Chairman: And they can't compel us. A Member: But they can turn our children out. The Clerk: They can do as they like. If they turn the children out we have place for them here. The Chairman: We have a similar case at Caerphilly, where the children of another Board attend our school. The Clerk: We have a school within a mile, and they have the benefit because if the child- ren get the highest grant they get £1 Os 6d per child per annum. Mr Edward Evans said if they had a smffiienfc number of children at Tongwynlais, they should provide a school for them. He was afraid the "Whitchurch Board would turn their children adrift, and what were they going to do then? The Clerk- We have place to receive them here (Tiff's Well). Mr Evans: But it's so far away. The Olerk: Within two miles. Some time ago we intended building an infants' school at Tongwynlais, but an inspector who came donw said it was not too far to Taff's Well, and he selected this site because it would be convenient fo TaTs Well and Nantgarw. Mr Evan?: the parents say it is too far, and it is out of reason for the children to attend the school. The Clerk: I agree with you; it is too far for the infants to walk, but the Department say a school must be within two miles. Mr Evans: Are we obliged to do as the De- partment require? The Clerk: Then what are we to do with the letter? The Chairman: Simply acknowledge it. This was agreed to. Mr David Williams: Would it be any good to select a committee from this Board to meet them on this matter? Rev Tawelfryn Thomas: We have nothing whatever to do with them. The Clerk: No, quite right. Subsequently, Mr Edward Evans said the dis- tance from Tongwynlais to Taff's Well was un- reasonable to expect children to walk. This matter had been pressed very strongly on him, and he had promised the inhabitants of Ton- gwynlais to do what he could on their behalf. And he would do it, because he took an interest in the children, and sympathised with the pa- rents. The distance was too far to expect child- Ten to come to Taff's Well in all weathers. He moved that the Board consider the complaint ot Tongwynlais with a view, if possible, of meet- ing the wants of the place so far as an infants' school was concerned. The distance between Tongwynlais and Taff's Well was one and a quarter miles. The Clerk: A mile. Mr David Williams: If it had been over two miles there would be something for us to con- sider. Mr O. P. EcSmunds: How many infants are there here ? The Clerk: What if we were to have a census taken before we move? Mr Evans: Yes, I propose that Mr Milward take a census of the children from seven down- wards. This was agreed to. Rev Tawelfryn Thomas proposed the follow- ing regulations for the letting of schools: -"That all applications be made to the clerk or through the Board, but in cases of emergency one mem- ber (subject to the following regulations) may grant the use of any school. "That an undertaking be signed by some re- sponsible person in every case, to make good, the payments for any damage done to the pro- perty of the Board while the school, is in the charge of the party or parties to whom it is let, and to deliver up the key or keys to the safe cus- tody of the cleaner on or before 11 p.m. every night. "That the schools be let for the following purposes during hours not interfering with the day or evening schools work, and with satisfac- tory payment to the cleaner in addition- (a) "Philanthropic, benefit societies, workmen's committees or presentation meetings two shil- lings per evening. (b) "Lectures, concerts, literary and competi- tive meetings—three shillings per evening. (c) "Choir party practice—one shilling per evening. (d) "Eisteddfodau and tea parties—five shil- lings per evening. (e) "Religious Sunday services, with one even- ing' per week—ten shillings per month. (f) "Oral and written examinations for Sunday Schools—free. "That the schools be not granted for itinerant shows, and under no conditions will dancing or intoxicants be allowed on the premises. "That past arrears must be cleared before the use of the schools will be allowed to any party. These regulations were adopted. The following letter was received from Mr G. J. Maddocks with respect to the purchase of a piece of ground at Coedybrain for the erection of a school at Llanbradach —In reply to your favour of the 30th July re land for proposed 0$boQl at Ccedj-braU, I -eg to xforrc you that my client is unable to sell the freehold, but that he will be pleased to lease the land to your Board on favourable terms for 99 years." The Clerk: I didn't write to him afterwards until you had met, because I ditl not know whether the Board would be willing to build on leasehold terms. Mr David Williams: Are the rest freehold ? The (Jerk: Yes. The Chairman ^jCan we build an leasehold property, » Tào The Clerk Cfh, yes; but it's very inoonven- ient. The matter was left over until the arrival of the architect. When Mr Phillips came he pro- duced the following further letter on the same subject from Mr Maddocks: —"Your favour .to hand. I wrote to Mr Thomas about three weeks ago, and have been since expecting to hear from him. My client is prepared •> lease the land for the term of 99 years at €he reduced rental of ld. per square yard. I cannot reply as to the total of agent's fees, as I do net know how many cottages could be built upon the land in the ordinary course, but if you see Mr Evans (architect to the estate) he will tell you, and you can then see how much my fees will be at £1 Is per house ,and 92 2s for agreement. You had also better see Mr Evans with reference to the plans for the work (if carried out), as it is usual for all architects' work on the estate to be carried out by him, so you had better make some arrangement with him." The Chairman, Messrs David Williams, R. W. Sutherland, Evan Sherrah, and O. P. Ed- munds, were appointed a deputation to wait < c the representative of the De Winton estate with a view of obtaining better terms. The Education Department wrote approving of the plans of the proposed school house at Senghenydd, and sanctioning the borrowing of E565 for the purpose of erection.It was decided to apply to the Public Works Loan Board for this amouont. The fiducation Department wrote agreeing to the postponement of the separate girls' depart ment at Senghenydd until after the summer holidays of 1899. Mr Edward Evans, Aber, wrote ask:"g for a certificated assistant, and it was decided to ad verfLse the appoiontment.
Funeral of aq Old Rhondda Inhabitant. On Monday afternoon the funeral took place of the late Mrs Catherine Thomas, of Ynys- penllwchs House, Glais, Swansea, widow of the late Mr Edmund Thomas, formerly proprietor of the Gelli and Tynybedw Collieries. The deceased was very popular in the Rhondda Val- ley, having resided at Llwyncelyn House, Porth, far several years. She was also a sister-in-law to Mr Daniel Thomas, the hero of the Dinas Colliery disaster. The remains arrived at Porth by the four o'clock train, and were met by a large number of acquaintances. The coffin bore several wreaths. The body was interred at the Old Congregational Chapel, Cymmer, At the chapel, the Rev W. 1. Morris, Pontyp*dd, and th Rev J. Davies, Cardiff, officiated, and the Rev J. William*, Hafod, and Rev J. Taihirion Davies, Llantwit, at the graveside. The chief mourners were: Mr Daniel Thomas,,and Mrs Thomas, Pentre Hotel, son and daughter-in- law; Mr R. Thomas, brother of the deceased; M, Robert Thomas and Mr James "omas, who had just returned from Africa. The cortege included Rev Emlyn Jones, Morristown; Dr Rees, Cardiff; Dr Emlyn Jones, Swansea; Rev E C. Davies, Ynvshir; Alderman Dr H. N. Da- vies, J.P., Porth; Councillor E. BF. Davies, J.P., Pentre; Dr I. A. Lewis, J.P., Porth; Mr Nicholas Llewelyn, Porth Hotel; Dr Ivor Da- vies, Mr Tom Stephens, Treorky; Mr Gwilym Thomas, Ynyshir; Mr Taliesin Morgan, Llan- trisant; Mr J. B. Williams, Porth; Mr Charles Jenkins, Porth; Mr T. Morgan, Rhondda Hotel, Mr 5. Williams, Mr Edward Williams, Porth; M" Thomas Davies, Windsor Hotel, Ton. At the graveside a melancholy occurrence took place, Mr Daniel Thomas, the son, being at- tacked by an epileptic seizure, but Dr Lewis and Dr Rees attended to him.
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Royal Clarence Theatre. GRANt) OPENING FOR THE SEASON. On Monday next the welcome news that the local theatre will re-open its doors will be re- ceived everywhere in the district with great satisfaction. The vacation has been longer than usual owing to. the strike, but that Mr Jones should even before its termination pro- vide his patrons with such a. brilliant attraction as "The Still Alarm" is only another testimony of his desire to cater for the best dramatic tastes of the town and RhoricTua Valleys. We understand that the' play will be produced in its entirety in every 'respect as at the Royal Prin- cess's Theatre, London, Miss*Nina Vaicent sus- taining her original part as then represented. The two beautiful highly-framed horses will add effect to the Fife Engine Cfn, and we hear- it whispered it is not unlikely our local brigadte may appear. We heartily endorse what we fell sure our readers will say, that the enterprising management should be well supported, and that the attractions of the various companies hooked for the autnmn" ani; appreciated.
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INTEKEbiiiNU WEOL>ii\G Ai (JAEKPfiiiiLi. STORY—LLEWELYN On Saturday afternoon Caerphilly w:: en ffte in celebration of the marriage of iii Charles Story (Messrs Crosswell's Brevy v^o.j-,iaiiy. Caerphilly) to Laura Mary, secnn i daughter of the late Dr Llewelyn, J.P., Caerp: :ily The ceremony took place at St. Martin's Church in the presence of a crowded congregation. The officiating clergy were the Revs Daniel Lewis, R.D. (rector), Hubert Hickman, Clifton; and Jehn Harris, B.A., curate, Caerphilly. The bride, who was attired in a white satin dress trimmed with Honiton lace, was attended by four bridesmaids—Miss Mabel Llewelyn (sister of the bride) and the Misses Nellie, Evelin, and B. Story, of Teddington. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet, and was given away by her brother, Mr Jack Llewelyn, while Mr W. H. Beddoe, solicitor, Caerphilly, acted as best man. The service was fully choral, conducted by Mr D. Parry Edwards, organist, who played Men- delsohn's "Wedding Manch" as the happy pair proceeded up the aisle to the altar. After the service the wedding party returned to the Twyn House, the home of the bride, where the break- fast took place prior to the happy conple, leav- ing to spend the honeymoon at Bath. In honour of the event the streets of the town leading frorti the Twyn to the church were gaily decora- ted with bunting. At the lych-gate of the church a triumphal arch had been erected while the path was carpeted and roofed with bunting. The church was also beautifully decorated with a choice collection of flowers which harmonised sweetly with the pretty costumes of the ladies present. The bridesmaids were charmingly attired in pale blue sateen dresses. The following is the list of presents: -Mr and Mrs Story (parents of the bridegroom), case of cutlery, value £ 100; bridegroom to bride, silver hand mirror; bride to bridegroom, case of sta- tionery; Miss Perin, Kensington, pianoforte and cheque; Mrs Davies, Bryntirion,Merthyr Tydfil, silver tea tray; Mrs Davies, Crown Hotel, Caer- philly, handsome photo of Caerphilly Castle; Mr and Mrs John Davies, Cardiff, afternoon tea service; Mr W. H. Beddoe, solicitor, Caer- philly, silver-mounted claret jug; Dr M. G. Evans, Caerphilly, handsome punch bowl; Miss Reynolds, Caerphilly, silver butter dish; Mrs John Morgan, Caerphilly, pair of silver salt- cellars; Mr Perin, Kensington, pair of silver candlesticks; Miss Anthony and Miss Birrell, The Grove, Caerphilly, silver sugar basket and spoott, respectively; Mrs Dr Edwards, Taff's Well, silver breakfast dish; Mrs Lewis, Bootle, Liverpool, silver salver; Miss B. Hickman, Clif- ton, sideboard embroidered cloth; Major Thatcher, pot and pedestal; the Misses Hick- man, Clifton, silver teapot; Mr and Mrs Calla- ghan, Bridgend, silver-mounted biscuit jar; Captain Thompson, Caerphilly, pair of silver serviettes; Mr Evelyn C. Law, Teddington, pair of silver-mounted sauce bottles; Mrs Lewis, Greenmeadow, silver sugar basin and tongs; Mrs and Miss Jackson, Bournemouth, silver bread-stand and knife; Mr and Mrs Richard Story, London, case of fish knives and forks; Miss Louisa Story, London, silver. carving fish knife and fork; Mr and Mrs Henry Perin, Lon- don, case of silver serviettes; Mr E. Jones, Bournemouth, cheque; Mrs GRFlls, Caerphilly, cheque; Miss Woodruff, Caerphilly, cheque; Mr and Mrs Ben Hickman, Clifton, cheque; Mrs Birrell, Chepstow, pair of silver dessert spoons; Mrs W. Oatram, Newport, Mon., case of silver spoons and tongs; Miss Wailes, Caerphilly, hot water jug; Dr and Mrs Mackenzie, Caerphilly, silver basket; Mrs R. Perin, London, ow Be of knives and forks; Rev D. Lewis, Caerphilly, silver cream jug; Miss Wailes, silver hot water jug; the Misses Nellie and Gertie Story,, Ted- dington, tea set; Meg Birrell, Usk, two travel- ling boxes; Mrs Hickman, Clifton, saltcellars; Mr R. F. Wilson, Londono, silver-mounted liqeur bottles; Mrs Jones, Newport, Mon., silver card case; the Misses Perin, London, silver tobacco case; Rev T. W. Davies, Tredegar, Common Prayer Book; Miss Allday, Merthyr Tydvil, silver case of spoons; Miss Bee. Evans, Caerphil- ly China Cup and saucer 200 years old; Miss Woodruff, antique cup and saucer; Miss Lizzie Mitchell, Caerphilly, ornamental glass flower- stand Mr T. W. Hickman, Clifton, silver pe- destal lamp; Miss Whitehead, Birmingham, set of bon bon dishes; Mrs Mulfihs, London, silver- mounted punch-bowl; Mr J. M. James, Charles street, Cardiff, handsome brass-banded oval tub; the Misses Morgan, Brynhyfryd, Caerphilly, set of toilet cloths; Mr Walter Werder, silver- mounted cigarette case; Miss Hickman, Clifton, Japanese fan and handkerchief; Rev John Har- ris, Caerphilly, silver scent bottle; Mrs Allen, Caerphilly, silver butter dish; Miss Williams, Cathedral road, Cardiff, silver butter dish; Messrs Charles and Fred Story, London, China dessert service; Miss Maggie Morgan, Caer- philly, pair of vases: Mrs Escott, Caer- philly, pair of salad bowls; Mrs Tilly, Caer- philly, set of jugs; Miss Carrie Tilly, pair of salad bowls; Mrs John, Caerphilly, pair of vases; Caerphilly Brewery employees, silver cruet stand. With aijgelic wings came fluttering, Love's herald with bow and dart, Directing his deadly weapon, To the core of Story's heart. On the banks of the flowing Gledr, Where the naiads in sportive glees, Re-echo the joyous greetings, That sounds on the southern breeze. The elves of merry Hampsted, Will dance in their bow'ry dells, While'Cambria's beauteous fairies, Will join with their wedding bells. To celebrate the nuptials Of fair Laura—lively bride, Heroine of an English "Story," Th3 gem of Caerphilly's pride. Come merry Muse and Flora, Honour this festal day, Bring hither thy fragrant bouquets, Respond with the lute and lay. Let's shout with acclamation, Let all things be well done, May He who rules the spheres, Combine their hearts in one Caerphilly. Castellydd.
Alleged Unlawful Wounding at Penygralg. At the Ystrad Police Court on Monday, loan Lewis, collier, Penygraig, was charged on re- mand with wounding Richard Hunt, collier, of th. same place, under circumstances already re- ported. Accused was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions.
Pontypridd Coachbuilding Co. (Prize Winners for Carriages), Pontypridd Coachbuilding Co. (Prize Winners for Carriages), AKTl now- offering a large number of Traps nv.it Carriages of various descriptions at the v-ry lowest prices. Lare Show Rooms now open- CARRIAGE WORKS, MOE«.\X Strkkt, PONTYPRIDD. an
CHIPS OF NEWS. President McKinley, accompanied by his wife, has left the White House for a fortnight's holiday. Colonel Gordon, 6th Bengal Cavalry, has met with a severe accident wliile playing polo at. Bombay. His condition gives cause for anxiety. The Madras Government have stopped all civilians' leave until it is seen whether the plague is likely to spread in that presidency. Samory's flight towards Liberia'was so pre- cipitate that he released many of 'his captives in' order not to be encumbered by them, disbanded a portion of his troops, and threw all his artillery in the River Bandammj. Frank Wigg, son of a coal agent, of Malmes- bury-road, died in the Walthamstow Cottage Hospital from the effects of injuries received by being run over by a dog-cart in Forest-road. In place of the Communion plate presented to St. Paul's Cathedral by Mr. Hooley, it is un- derstood that the Duke of Newcastle is about to present the Dean and Chapter with a similar service. The Associated Coalmastera of the Lothians haveld,edded to grant the miners the increase of 10 per cent. in their wages. t The returns of the Hospital Saturday Fund, compiled on Saturday by Mr. A. W. Davis, the organising secretary, shew that, notwithstanding the discontinuance of the street collections, there has been an increase in the contributions from all sources of upwards of Z820, as compared with the corresponding period of lakt year. The annual excursion of the Bethnal Green Conservative Association took place on Saturday, the venue being Theydon Bois. The excursionists numbered three hundred, and the events of the day included sports of all kinds. Sir M. W. Bhownaggree, M.P., accompanied the outing, afterwards distributing the prizes and making a brief speech on political matters. At the South-Western Police-court, on Satur- day, John Cousins, described as a clerk, of 195, Bennerley-road, Battersea, was charged with causing an obstruction in Northcote-road by assembling there for the purpose of betting. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was fined £ 4. John Williams, of 169, York-road, Battersea, was charged with a like offence. His defence was that he was only doing a little among friends. Mr. Francis fined him £ 3. Mr. W. Putthill,who is staying at the Leinster Hotel, was knocked down, on Saturday, by a cab near 'Brafalgar-square, and badly injured his leg. Another case of a similar character, also treated at Charing-cross Hospital, was that of Mr. G. Harris, of White Horse-street, W.C. Frederick Hobeon, nine, of Larcom-street, Wal worth-road, was taken to St. Thomas's Hospital on Saturday. He had his right hand impaled on an iron spike. Joseph Scott, an octogenarian, living at St. George's-road, Wells-street, Peckham, fell on Saturday and dislocated his shoulder: He is now an inmate of St. Thomas's Hospital. William Day, ten, living in Lambeth, was playing with fire on Saturday, when, his trousers caught alight, with the result that he was badly burnt on his leg. He was removed to St. Thomas's Hospital. On Saturday afternoon a man was found insen- sible by Police-constablfe 313 L in the Blackfriars- road. An ambulance was procured, and the sufferer was removed to St. Thomas's Hospital, where he expired. Shortly after admission he was identified as George Crocker, fifty-five, a caretaker in Queen Victoria-street, City. He was lodging at Brunswick-street, Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road. The police at the Caledonian-road Station for- warded information to Dr. Danford Thomas, on Saturday, of the death of James Titmus, thirty- three,»#of Palrrerston-road. On Friday afternoon deceased attended the general weekly market held after the conclusion of the cattle sales, when he was seized with a fit and vomited blood. Police-constable 600 Y went to his assistance and sent for medical aid. When examined by the doctor, the latter pronounced life to be extinct. Charles Bishop, sixty-four, of Essex-road, Islington, slipped on the tram lines in Upper- street, on Saturday, and fractured his left leg. He was admitted to St.' Bartholomew's Hospital. Alfred Hines, living in Rowton lodging-house, Newington-butts, died in Guy's Hospital on Saturday. He fell from a 'bus at the Elephant and Castle on Friday night, and fractured his skull. Charles Harthstame, sixteen, of Fergus-street, East Greenwich, fell in Smithfield Market, on Saturday, and fractured his left leg. He is now an inmate of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Charles Clark, aged sixteen, living at May- field's-buildings, Cable-street, St. George's, caught his foot in a turn-table at Mint-street Midland Railway depot, on Saturday, and smashed his toes. Amputation was performed at the London Hospital. Benjamin Lloyd, twenty-two, a hammerman, employed at the London, Chatham and Dover Railway works, Battersea, was hit on the thigh on Saturday by a piece of iron, which caused a fracture. He now lies in St. George's Hospital. Whilst cleaning windows, on Saturday, Thomas Kingston, thirty-five, of Hilmer-street, West Kensington, smashed a pane of glass, and severely lacerated his right arm. His injuries received surgical treatment at the Queen's Jubilee Hospital. Alfred Parish, eight, living at Edward's-mews, Duke-street, Manchester-square, was knocked down on Saturday by a four-wheeled cab. He sustained injuries to his ribs, for which he was treated at St. George's Hospital. During Dartmouth yacht races, George McLean, thirty-five, of Brightlingsea, fell overboard and was drowned. Walter Tarrant, ten, was drowned while bathing in the Skerne at Darlington. Verdict, accident- ally drowned. It was stated at Doncaster licensing sessions that workmen's clubs were largely responsible for increased drunkenness. Sarah Branlan, thirty-five, in service at Bed- ford, threw herself under the London express on Saturday, and was instantly killed. The office premises of Messrs. Norman and Son, auctioneers High-street, Uxbridge, were on Saturday forcibly entered and ransacked. James Charlesworth. schoolmaster under the School Board, was fined E2 17s., including costs, on Saturday, for game trespass at Leicester Forest East. The Duke of Cambridge, who is visiting the Marquis of Londonderry at Seaham Hall, in- spected the Seaham Harbour Volunteers. James Doyle, invalided from the Irish Fusiliers, was sent from Northwich to Chester Asylum, having been found of unsound mind. The final sitting was held of the Zoological Congress at Cambridge, on Saturday. The 1901 Congress is to be held in Germany. The N. Cheshire hounds commenced cub hunc- ing on Saturday, the meet tieiug at Major Wil- braham's place near Coddington station. At Gloucester, Giles Smith was committed for trial charged with shooting three boys who were throwing stones at his boat. Henry Steel was remanded at Sunderland charged with attempted burglary. He had fallen through the glass roof of the ola market atid was badly cut. John Hawkins and Thomas Davis were each fined 10s. and costs for travelling on the G.W. Railway, Newport, without tickets. The Deputy Chief Constable for Derbyshire reported at Chesterfield a considerable diminu- tion of drunkenness during the year. At the annual prize meeting of H Company 2nd V. B. Cheshire Regiment at Northwich, the cup was secured by Lance-corporal Lion with ninety-six. A verdict of accidentally burnt to death was returned at West Bromwich on a widow named Turner, who upset a paraffin lamp and set both herself and the house on fire. A telegram has been received from Vienna announcing the startling intelligence that fresh and serious massacres of Armenians took place at Musch and Bitlis last Sunday and Monday. An alarming accident occurred at a review at My staph a. During a charge two cavalry squadrons came into violent collision; thirty troopers were dismounted, and several of theiYi were rolled over, horses and all. Three men were seriously injured. During a thunderstorm twenty peasants from Carlantino sought shelter in an old house near Foggia. The building collapsed, and eighteen of those who had taken refuge in it were crushed to death by the falling dibris, a woman and cifild alone escaping. An old man named John Wright, who lived in Dunn-street, Shaeklewell-lane, Stoke F*. wington, has died in the Gennan Hospital, Dais: on. His wife found him in a cellar with his throat cut. He lay in a pool of blood, groaning piteously, having gashed his tl roat in a most determined manner with a table knife. The wife of Mr. W. B. McLearon, Mayor of Harwich, was drowned at Walton-on-the-Naze on Saturday, where she had been staying for some time. Mrs. McLearon had been sitting on the pier, but was suddenly missed by hex attendant, who raised an alarm, and afterwards she was seen in the ff-a near the landing-stage. How sJI( go* .-«a i: unknown. She got UUL, LUt itli c,iui i.. ..0 i..¡<
CAERPHILLY DISTRICT COUNCIL. The fortnightly meeting of the Caerphilly District Council waS held at the Council Offices, Caerphilly, on Tuesday, the vice-chairman, our William Thomas, presiding. The attendance included Councillors Alderman Henry Anthony, J.P., D. E. Jones, Eli Jenkins, David Thomas, Thomas Gregory, aNd J. P. Charles, with the clerk (Mr W. Spickett), and the sanitary inspec- tor (Mr E. T. Morgan). IN CASE OF FIRE. The Pentypridd District Council surveyor wrote in reply to an enquiry by the Council to the effect that the Pontypridd District Council did not in the case of fire pay anything for the use of water. For flushing and watering pur- poses they paid threepence per load. Metres were only attached to urinals. It was decided to send these particulars to the Universal Colliery Company, who had asked for the information. TAFF'S WELL WATBR SUPPLY. A letter was read from the Pontypridd Water Works Company to the effect that the Company could not see their way clear to extend their mains from Graig bridge to Graig side, Taff's Well. The Surveyor was instructed to report on too number of houses in the district and the length of mains which would be required to be laid for the serving of these houses. A WARNING. The inspector of the Ystradyfodwg and Pont- pridd- Joint Sewerage Board, Mr Thomas Bowen, gave notice that unless the whole of the surface water was excluded from the drains at Walnut Tree Bridge Schools, he would within seven days cut away that connection from the main seweii. PROPOSED PAROCHIAL OFFICES. A letter was read from Mr Snell, land agent, Penarth, with reference to the proposed pur- chase of BrynEirion house for the purpose of Council Offices. He would require an extra ground rental of 2s 6d if the Council altered the house. On the motion of Mr D. E. Jones it was resolved te accept the terms of Mr Snell. The agent of the Universal Colliery Company, Mr Rees, wrote stating that he would place the analysis of water supplied to the houses at Seng henydd before his directors at their next meet- ing. His directors would then decide whether they would have it filtered or not. He would be glad to know whether the water supplied to other districts by District Councils was filtered or not. The Clerk pointed out that the question was whether the water supplied by the Universal Company was suitable or not. LLANBflALACn HOUSES. The secretary of the Llanbradach Pioneer Land and Cottage Company wrote saying it was his intention to visit Llanbradach and make ar- rangements about providing access to the back of their houses at that place. THE WATER FAMINE AT CAERPHILLY. Mr Arthur P. James, secretary of the Rhym- ney Gas and Water Company, wrote to the effect that his company would agree to pay, in addition to the purchase money, a sum not ex- ceeding £10, being the estimated expense of ex- tending the mains at Bartlett street, Caerphilly. A PUBLIC DANGER. Mr D. E. Jones, in accordance with his notice of moffon, proposed that the Council take into consideration the question of repairing Abernant culvert. As it now skod, it was very dangerous and in July two men met with an accident there. Since the accident one of the men had been taken to the asylum. He (Mr Jones) had had a narrow escape at that spot whilst driving in a trap. On the motion of Mr David Thomas, it was decided to get particulars of the work required vo be done. ROADS IN BAD CONDITION. Mr Eli Jenkins proposed that the Council put, and in future maintain and keep, in repair, the road leading from the main road to Graig-yr- allt. It was now in a very bad condition. He also asked the Council to instruct their roadman to put and keep in repair Chapel road, Nant- garw, leading from the main road to Caerphilly road. Some of the members were of opinion that the rood should be maintained by the owners. It was resolved to replace the Graigyrallt road in the same condition as it was before. It was decided to write to the owner with regard to Chapel road. FIRE APPLIANCES. On the motion of Mr J. P. Charles, seconded by Mr David Thomas, it was resolved to pur- chase fire appliances for Llanbradach. Mr Charles also proposed that the Council provide five lamps for Ystradmynach. Alderman Henry Anthony thought it better to defer the matter until gas was taken there. The Surveyor was instructed to report on the matter. Mr David Thomas said he had been requested by the trustees of the WeisB Independent Chapel, Senghenydd, 00 ask the Council to fix a lamp in front of the chapel. Mr J. P. Charles: At whose expense? Mr Thomas: The Council's, of course. If they were paying for it, they would not ask us. Mr Thomas was advised to give notice of mo- tion, and consented to do so. CAERPHILLY FAIR. A depulataon, consisting of Mr Coggins, Chi- vers, and Rees, waited on the Council to request them to alter the date of Caerphilly fair to October 8th. The proper date was the 9th, but as this would be a Sunday, it would be post- poned to the Monday, and on the latter day Pontypool fair was held. Both fairs were simi- lar, so it would be very inconvenient to hold both fairs on the same day. It was decided to apply to the Secretary of State for permission to change the date. LLANBRADACH SMOKE. Inspector Morgan reported a nuisance at Llan- bradach, which was caused by the smoke from the chimney of the Llanbradach Colliery which did not as far as practicable consume its own smoke. It gave rise to a considerable deposit of smoke dust which fell on the property in the district. It interfered with the proper use of slop and surface water drains. Mr D. E. Jones: I have never heard of such a thing. They had better get rid of the whole works. Alderman Anthony: It is nonsense. Mr J. P. Charles said the inhabitants were always complaining of tho dust. The drains were choked with this stuff, which was cinders coming from the stack. Mr D. E. Jones did not think this was the case, but Mr Charles further alleged that in some places they could raise an inch of solid matter, which came cut from tll stack. He thc'jlil ui2 Cou:i*y Council f.hould take actio?:. Mr David Thomas said this was a new exper- ience to him, but he did not doubt it. The matter was left in abeyance. MR CHARLES AND THE PRESS. Mr J. P. Charles complained that in news- paper reports of the last meeting, it was said that a disgraceful state of things haà existed at Llanbradach for twelve months. This was not so; if had only existed for three weeks.
A CONSTABLE'S ROUGH EXPERIENCE. Edwm Richards, eollierj Caerphilly, was sum- moned at the local police court on Tuesday for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting the police. P.C. McKay said he was in Castle street in company with Inspector Roberts, and hearing a row on the Twyn they went up. There he saw the defendant fighting ulfth a showman. Witness separated them, and defendant struck him in the face, tripped him up, fell on him, and nearly "strangled" him. Inspector Roberts confirmed this statement, and added thatT defendant was having a free fight with the showman. Defendant was drunk. For being drunk and disorderly defendant was fined 5s, annor the assault 10s and costs.
-— Obscene Language at Railway Stations. PROSECUTION AT CAERPHILLY." "IT IS SIMPLT DISGUSTING." At the Caerphilly Police Court on Tuesday- before Alderman Henry Anthony, Dr Maurice G. Evans, and Mr David Davies-George Hill, a Newport- engine driver, was summoned for committing a breach of the Rhymney Railway Company's bye-laws. Police-sergeant Thomas Williams, lSfn, said that while he and P.C. Williams were con- veying prisoners by train to Cardiff on the 19th July, one of the female prisoners, who was the worse for drink, became very stupid, and in the Caerphilly station the officers were compelled to take her by force. Defendant came behind, and pulled the prisoner back. He used very obscene language, and said, "That is the b- old sergeant that made me pay L2 for assaulting Detective WilSams." Foreman-porter Herbert Hicks corroborated. Defendant said he was drunk,and knew nothing about it. He was very sorry, but he himself had requested the prisoner in ftie train to desist from using obscene language. Inspector David Wiliiams, who appeared for the Company, pressed the charge, saying t\"t bad language was on the increasetat the com- pany's stations. Alderman Anthony: Yes; it's time it was put down, because it is simply disgusting. Dr Maurice Evans: You put forward a plea of drunkenness, and you get drunk because you buried your wife. A fine of 10s and costewas imposed.
0 AFTER SUNDAY bCHOOL. SABBATH SCENE AT HENGOED. William Room, collier, Gelligaer, was sum- moned at the Caerphilly Police Court on Tues- day for assaulting John Gilfoyle, labourer, Hen- goed, 811 the 21st ult. From the evidence of the complainant it ap- peared that he took a walk through the fields on the day in question, when he saw the defen- dant sitting on a gate. The latter incoherently uttered some words, and- followed this up by striking hilm two blows in the face. Witness bad his child in his arms, and whilst putting it on the ground Room struck him on the head and kMsed his leg. Witness admitted biting defendant's finger while he was on the ground, because Room had his hand around his (wit- ness's) throat. Evidence of the assault was given by com- plainant's wife. For the defence evidence was given by Luke Copley and Edward Dunn, who stated that Gil- foyle, had thrown stones at Room. Defendant was ordered to pay the costs, and bound over in a sum of L10 to keep the peace. A case arising out of the above was that in which John Brain, a young collier, of, Hengoed, was charged with assaulting William Room, son of the last defendant. Frem the evidence it appeared that young Room attacked Mrs Gilfoyle during the melee, and Brain pushed him off. This occurred while Room was going home from Sunday School. Mr David Davies, J.P.: Is that a usual prac- tice on Sunday? The witness Dunn replieTT that although he had seen some queer scenes on Sunday enacted by bonafide travellers, he had never before seen a similar occurrence on a Sunday. The case was dismissed."
Ystradmynaclj Trout. POACHERS CAUGHT AND FINED. At the Caerphilly Police Court on Tuesday, William Evans and John Williams, colliers, Tre- harris, were summoned for fishing with a net for trout at Ystradmynach in the Rhymney Fishery district on the 24th August without a licence. Mr Horace Lyne, solicitor, Newport, ap- peared on behalf of the Rhymney Board of Conservators. It appeared that the men were found by P.C. Hoqkins fishing in the river at one o'clock in the morning of the 24th ult. They had a net 18 to 20 feet long attached to a pole with which they were dragging the river, and nine trout were found in their possession. They bad no licence, and they were charged under the section of the Salmon Fisheries Act ° under which they were liable to a minimum penalty of double the licence money> o maximum of £ 20. Tn this ease the licence fee was £ 1. The Bench, however, under section 36, had jurisdiction to deal with the case as they a JUl'} IC lOn liked. Both men pleaded guilty, and were each fined 10s and costs.
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1 WORK AND WORKERS. NORTH LONDON FARRIERS. The Permanent Amalgamated Farriers' P1"0* cion Society held a meeting at Highbury-corner, Mr. W. Adams (local secretary) presiding, Mr. A. Sumner (general secretary) unfurled to* new banner of the North London^branch in presence of a large assembly. The eoat of the new banner ( £ 35) was met entirely by_ SW* s*riptions and concerts. Mr. W. Adams an address in support of trades union -»11cl Mr. A. Sumner dwelt on the benefits society had been the means of securing for i*" members. At the conclusion of the ceremony a procession of farriers, headed by a drum and D'c and, proceeded to the club house of the society- BOTTLERS AND MASKS. An important case has been heard before the Norwich magistrates, Cltarlc- Ivl ogood add Robert Jacobs being summoned by H.M. ID- spector of Factories for tailing to wear a faG* guard while engaged in bottling mineral waters at Messrs. A. J. Caley and Sons'. It appeared on the information of Mr. Hoare, that the firø1, while protesting against the rules, had supplied the masks and goggles far the men. The latter had given them a fair trial, and the result W30 that it was utterly impossible to wear the wiro i au/.e. It not only injured the eyesight, but w also injurious to the hands. The inspector stated that the best of machinery was provided in the establishment, and he himself should be sorry to wear a mask for half a day. Medical evidence supported the contention. The magis. trates nominally fined the defendants ls. each., with' costs. CO-OPERATORS' FESTIVAL. The annual co-operative festival, which wa< opened by the Bishop of Ripon at the Crystal Palace, was brought to a close with a demon- stration on the terrace and a miscellaneous pro- gramme. Earl Grey presided at the demonstration* which was attended by over 20,000 persons. fit wanted them all, he said, to take home with them and carefully ponder over the thought that if they applied co-partnership principles to the' work of production and'thus converted the hire- ling into the partner they would do three great things—they would secure industrial peace, the development of noble individual character, and the increase of national wealth. Mr. E. O. Greening, secretary of the festival, moved a resolution recording their satisfaction at the steady growth of the co-operative movement* the motion being seconded by Mr. A. WiHiams, and carried unanimously. DEMARCATION OF WORK. The current monthly journal of the Amalga- mated Engineers throws a sidelight on a question which I have more than once referred to in this column, writes James Mawdsley in the Sunday Chronicle. I allude to what is termed the "demarcation cf labour," or, in other words, the system which has been adopted by a certain section of workmen by which they would, if tttey could, prevent any man from doing any particular job but that to which he has served an apprentice- ship. The reference occurs in connection with the biographical sketch of the oldest working member of the society, who happens to bs residing and working at Stalybridge. He served his time as a whitesmith, but afterwarcla worked as a blacksmith, and this leads the editor of the Engineers' Journal to make a few remarks. He says: From the above shoBt history of an old member one is struck by the fact that trade in those days was not sub-divided into so many sections as now. He served his time as a whitesmith and worked as a black- smith." He then prints a letter written by Mr. William Allen, the first general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineers in 1856, in which Mr. Allen states the council decided that a peram was eligible to become a member in spite of the fact that whilsUserving his time his work was divided between that"of a blacksmith and that followed at the vice. The editor then goes on to state that "one is struck most by the broad- ness of view of the man of those days as com- pared with now, when a fitter is prohibited froia being anything, or calling himself anything, but a fitter, and the same applies to all the other subtle distinctions in our trade." He then pertinently asks: "Will the technical schools d& anything to break this down ?" It is scarcely necessary for me to say that I endorse every word of these remarks. RESPONSIBILITY OF RAILWAY GUARDS. In a report respecting the collision on June 2nd at Leyland, Colonel Addison says that bO has little hesitation in recording the opinioB that the accident was due to driver Whyte running past both the home and distance signal of Bashall cabin while they were at dangeJV although the position of those signals at dO critical moment was not proved beyond doubt by eye-witnesses. He adds: I am disposed to tnink that the guards either did not apply tho brakes at once, or else that they did so in a manner intended rather to gain the driver's attention than to pull up the train as quickly as possible. In so short a section there was, of course, no time to be lost. I fear many guards do not fully realise either their responsibilities for keeping a good loolc-out or the means at their disposal for stopping a train in an emer- gency they are inclined to leave the safe working of the train entirely to the driver and the signalman." MINERS AND THEIR WAGES. The conferenc3 of the Miners' Federation was concluded at the Midland Hotel, Birmingham. The discussion upon the reports of the various county and district organisations on the wages question was continued. Eventually it was decided that the wages question be adjourned until a further meeting has been called with the coalowners. At the close of the proceedings a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Pickard for presiding. The effect of the resolution is practi- cally to restore the status quo, but virtually conference does not accept the employers' terms in the present form, and unless further conces- sions are made as a result of renewed negotiations with the coalowners the conference will again be called together, and will either finally deter- mine the question or refer the matter back to the districts. RAILWAY MEN AND UNIONISM. The movement towards the union of the two large societies of railway men, the Amalgamated Railway Servants and the General Workers' Union, is significant of the almost universal' Union, is significant of the almost universal tendency towards federation. As usual, it is a question involving important considerations of wages and conditions of work. The status of the members of the two organisations is very different; and when that is the case it is almost invariably wise to maintain separate organisa- tions for sectional matters, with a more or less loose federal union for united action. MOULDERS' AGITATION. Much satisfaction is expressed in Sheffield at the amicable termination of the moulders' agita- tion for an advance of wages. Notices were to have been handed in, and, as a consequence of the strike, several thousand engineers and other workmen would have been thrown out of em- ployment. The men originally demanded am immediate advance of 2s. weekly, but have accepted the masters' offer of advance from September, with possibly a similar advance from January next. LABOUR MEMS. Three tons of fresh haddocks, which Alderman. Melhuish, of Grimsby, sent to Newport (Mon.) for distribution among the miners in distress, were given to the Newport Dock labourers, and others affected by the coal strike.—A meeting of the Wages Committee of the Northumberland Miners' Association was held at Newcastle. It was decided to request the employers to grant an interview with the view to obtain an advance of wages.—At Chesterfield the Shire- brook Colliery Company summoned nine men for absenting themselves from the colliery, where a strike is in progress, and claimed £ 1 aamages in respect to each. The Bench allowed the claim in eight of the cases, dismissing the others on the ground of intimidation. The defendants pleaded that they had been tricked into signing the contract, being assured that no blacklegs would be employed.—The strike in, the ironplate trade in the Dariaston district, which has lasted a month, has terminated in favour of the work- men. The employers originally desired to enforce a reduction of 5 per cent. in wages, but the workmen refused the reduction, and ceased work. It was announced that the em- ployers had consented to pay the original wages, and work has been resumed. The victory of the workmen will avert reductions in wages in the Staffordshire and Worcestershire districts.—At a meeting of members of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants held at Wakefield, Mr. E. Cowev, President of the Yorkshire Miners' Asso- ciation, occupied the chair, and Mr. R. Bell, General Secretary of the Railway Servants' Society, was present. Mr. Bell contended that great benefits had resulted from the organisation e of the railway employes. Through the shorten- ing of hours 83,000 more men were employed last year than in 1889, and iC2,000,000 more was paid in wages. Last year seventeen of th» largest railway companies employed 374,000 men igainst 337,000 in 1896, and the weekly were £ 460,005 against L430,827, or an avelGI J 24s. 7è. per n.,