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GAINS AND LOSSES.
GAINS AND LOSSES. Some Interesting Figures. The following is a summary of the number of claims put in and sustained at the recent revision courts in the eastern division of Glamorgan. The figures are supplied us by Mr Charles Morgan, the Liberal Registration Agent, who vouches for their accuracy, and is prepared to have the results examined by in- dependent persons in the presence of himself and the Conservative agent. LIBERALS. Ownership claim3 11 sustained, less 4 put in 12 duplicates. 7 Occupier do 17 Sustained 8 Old Lodger do 243 do 235 New Lodger 159 do 109 Objections to vot- ers on list 23 do. 24 456 383 CONSERVATIVES. Ownership claims 304 sustained less put in 336 174 duplicates. 130 Occupier do. 76 Sustained 21 Old Lodger do. 105 do. 98 New Lodger do. 131 "° Objections to vot- era en list. 29 do 12 677 336 Total Liberal claims and objections sustained. 383 Total Conservative do. 386 Net Liberal gain 47 The number of claims on behalf of the Stone- breakers were 279 for both parties, and not 1000 as has been stated elsewhere.
The Savoury Tramroad. -♦ FISH-FRYING NUISANCE. POLICE COtjRT PROCEEDINGS. Before Dr R. C. Hunter and Alderman Rich- ard Lewis, sitting at the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday, proceedings were taken V the Pontypridd District Council against Mr Augustine Grande, whfc carries on a fish-frying business on the Tram-road, Pontypridd, for a nuisance. Mr Williamson (of the office of Messrs Grover and Grover) appeared for the Council and Mr Corner (instructed by Messrs Lloyd and Praft, Newport) defended. Mr Williamson aakl that proceedings were "%ken under Section 14 of the Public Health of 1895. Mr Grande carried on nusmess of 6 fish-fryer on the Tram-road, and the medioal Officer of health had reported to the Council that the business was a nuisance and injurious tO health. Dr Howard Davies said he had inspected the Premises, and had reported to the Council on the subject. He based his report upon the OUisance arising from the effluvia which arose from the fish frying, and which permeated the whole place. He thought this obnoxious effluvia caused sickness and illness among people resid- ing near, and he had received numerous com- plaints with regard bo the nuisance from all the inhabitants in the neighbourhood. Cross-examined He was aware that the plans for these premises had been prepared for this business, but he did not know whether the plans "Were passed by the Council. He had visited other premises of a similar nature in Cardiff and Newport, but he did not now complain of the structure. Ho could make a suggestion for itr- improvement, but he did not see that he *^°11d. In his opinion, the smell from this *as injurious to health. William Evans, Railway Cottage, Tnam- said he lived between 30 and 40 yards the shop of Mr Grande. He complained the smell which arose from the premises, and wbich came right across the road into his house. On Friday evening last he had some friends in tbe house, but they were unable to stay there on account of the smell. The tenants of his Stages complained very much of the nuisance. 01, Tuesday night he was on duty at the rail- station, &nd found it impossible to remain the office from the smell. Cross-examined: He thought the smell was Tery unhealthy, and would like to have the Cosiness removed from the neighbourhood. Mr Samuel Rowlands, sanitary inspector to the Council, stated that he bad inspected the premises regularly for many months. Com- plaints bad been made to him repeatedly. Cross-examined: He did not complain of the structural defects of the premises,. Mr W. H. Harris, Southern Rubber Company, ftucf there had been sickness in his family for Qie last five months owing to the smell arising from the fish-frying. His customers had also Complained frequently. The smell arose some- times at 7.30 a.m.. and the members of his family had been ill through it before breakfast. fie had lived in those premises for three years and until this fish business was started, about five months ago, he and his family had enjoyed good health. Cross-examined: His medical attendant had told him there was no doubt But that the ill- ness was due to this fish-frying. For the defenoe, Mr Corner contended that the premises Bad been specially built for this purpose, and no complaint whatever was made with regard to them. He instanced the case of Newport, where a similar business was car- ried on in the heart of the town. At the same time, if the Council or the Bench could make a suggestion with a view to reducing the smell he assured them it would be carried out. Mr Arthur O. Evans, architect, proved that the plans were prepared for this special busi- ness, and passed by the Council. Be thought the best practicable means had been adopted for carrying on the Tnisiness. He did not care about the smell, but it had not affected his health. The Bench came to the concluaion that a nuisance existed, and imposed a fine of 40s,with, out costs. They also suggested that Dr Davies should point out in what way the building could be improved, so as to reduce the smell as much AS possible.
LOCAL PATENTS. This Weekly Lift of applications for patents is compiled by WITXIAM J. MUNBKX, of 75. Chancery Lane. London. W.C., Editor of Ih Inventor's d svistant. This journal is the only one published pp- tirely in the interests of Inven-org. It is iwiei monthly, prkf-l One Penny or "'x months' sub scription, post free, Ninepenee. 20,158, 23rd September, Ivør Rees, Sullv House, Sully, near Cardiff, An improved wheel hub and bearingii for bicycles and the like.
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I Pontypridd Cuardians. I Mr Godfrey L. Clark, J.P., presided over Wednesday's weekly meeting of the Guardians, when Mr Richard Morris, in accordance with notice of motion, propesd that ia consequence of the rateable value of the Union having de- creased to the extent of E30,000, that the. Assessment Committee appeal to the County Council for an equivalent reduction in the County rate basis. He pointed out that other Unions were assessed 5 per cent below Ponty- pridd, who had to pay upon the rateable value. A direct negative was moved by Mr E. H. Davies. The precepts had already been issued upon the overseers, and it would be impossible to alter them for the next six months. Mr Thomas Jones seconded, and Mr Morris' motion was rejected by 16 votes to two. Mr Morris then proposed that the Finance Committee be instructed to secure tenders for the supply of books, stationery and printing, such tenders to be confined to ratepayers and residents in the Pontypridd Union. After some discussion, it was decided to adopt the first part of Mr Morris' motion, that ten- ders be secured, that the stipulation that they should be confined to ratepayers and residents in the Union was rejected.
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—■ -1 Pontypridd Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before Dr R. C. Hunter, Alderman Richard Lewis, and Mr P. Gowan. Emily Evans, an old woman living at Tony- pandy, was summoned for being drunk on the 4th inst. P.C. Thomas said he found the prisoner help- lessly drunk by the Thistle Hotel, Llwynypia, with a large crowd around her. There were 45 previous convictions recorded against the defen- dant, who was now sentenced to 14 days' im- prisonment. Daniel Llewelyn, labourer, Pontypridd, was summoned for sleeping out OJ), the night of the 4tth inst. He was found in a hayloft in Bridge street, Pontypridd, by P.C. Daniel Jones, whom he told that his son and daugter did not take him in. As it was the oltl man's kst offence, he was let off, and advised to apply for admis- sion to the Workhouse. Elvira Lewis, Pontypridd, was summoned for being drunk and disorderlY in High street, Pontypridd. P.C. David Evans proved the offence. A further charge was preferred against the defendant of breaking the windows in the cells of the police station. P.C. 423 stated that on the morning of the 5th inst. he heard the smash- ing of glass in the cells, and on paying a visit there he found the defendant standing upon the boards with her boot in her hand smashing the window with the heal. He stopped her, and was obliged to take her boots away. This oocurred about five or ten minutes after the defendant had been locked up. She was very drunk when brought in to the police station. For being drunk the defendant was sentenced to seven days hard labour, and 14 days for the wilful damage. William Lewis, John Vowles, William Thomas, colliers, Trealaw, and Edward Davies, collier, Penygraig, were summoned for trespas- sing on the Great Western Railway. Mr James Phillips, solicitor, Pontypridd, defended. The trespass occurred near, Penygraig, and the offence was proved by Inspector Mills. Lewis, who was absent, was fined P.1, and the other three 15s each. Edward Ball, starker, Pwllgwaun, was fined 10s and costs for assaulting Louisa Palmer, Pontypridd, on the 22nd September. William' Cross, labourer, Norton Bridge, was charged with stealing a pair of boots, the pro- perty of Charles Husk, Cilfynydd, on the 1st October, and was finea £1.
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The Compensation Act. + NATIONAL COLLIERY WORKMEN. A ballot of the National Colliery workmen was taken last week, with the result that by a majority of 153 it was 'decided to rely upon the Act instead of joining the scheme of the Miners' Provident Fund. On Monday, however, at a mass meeting of the workmen the following re- solution was submitted and carried unanimous- ly -"That the employees of the National Col- liery agree with their employers in adopting the scheme," thus reversing the vote which was previously taken. A large number of the work- men have already enrolled themselves under the scheme, and it is possible that all the em- ployees at the colliery will contraot out of the Act in the course of a few days. -No. i -FIT TUNJaARKiS. The workmen of No. 2 Pit, Treharris, held a meeting on Friday evening at the Assembly- rooms of the Navigation Hotel, under the presi- dency of Mr W. Phillips Mr Evan Owen, general secretary of the Miners' Provident Society, was in attendance. It was announced that upwards of 300 had enrolled themselves as members of the sheme, and only five had notified their intention of continuing the old provident fund. MOUNTAIN ASH. On Monday evening a well-attended meeting of the Mountain Ash workmen was held at the Public Hall, Mountain Ash, Mr J. Powell, J.P., presiding, to hear addresses by Messrs Evan Owen, J.P., aad Mr Roberts Jones oh the Act and the mutual scheme of the Miners' Per- manent Society. The speakers strongly advised the workmen to take a ballot at their various collieries upon the question, and it was under- stood that a ballot would be taken.
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An Expensive ide. DEFRAUDING THE TAFF VALE RAILWAY COMPANY. At the Pontypridd Police Court on Wednes- day—before Dr R. C. Hunter and Alderman Richard Lewis—John Hall, striker, Pontypridd, was summoned for travelling on the Taff Vale Railway without a ticket, and with refusing to give his name and address. Railway-Inspector David Edwards stated that he saw the defen. dant get into the train at Quakers' Yard on the night of the 4th inst., and get out at Aber- dare Junction. He passed the ticket collector without giving up a ticket or tendering any excess fare. He then went to the booking office and took a ticket to Pontypridd. When asked for his name and address he furnished an incorrect one. Corroborative evidence was given by the book- ing clerk at Aberdare Junction, and by P.C. Summering. Defendant was fined 108 and costs.
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Llantrisant School Board I Head-Teachers before the Board. MR ARTHUR AND MR DANIEL THOMAS. PECULIAR ACTION BY THE CHAIRMAN. The monthly meeting of the Llantrisant School Board was held at the Parish Offices. Llantrisant, on Monday, Mr Rhys Davies (chair- man) presiding. There were also present Dr Morgan (vice-chairman), Messrs Daniel Thomas, T. John, Rev E. Stephens, Gomer Evans, R. Morgan, W. E. Davies, and G. Davies, with the clerk. Mr W. John. It appeared that a number oi schools under thd Board had not earned the highest possible grants, and accordingly the respective head- teachers were now summoned to appear before the Board "to give an explanation." Before the teachers appeared, the Chairman proposed that the vice-chairman (Dr Morgan) and Mr Daniel Thomas should question them, but the vice would have none of it, so it was left to Mr Daniel Thomas to conduct the inquisition alone. Mrs Davies, Gilfach Goch, was first called in, and she ascribed the loss of the higher grant to the fact that she had had only "a tiny pupil teacher and a monitor" to help her. It was a mere farce for the inspector to visit her school at all. The school was in a terrible condition when she went there, and if she had then been able to have drawn out of her appointment she wculd have. She had kept copies of the in- spectors reports, and each was an improvement on the previous one. She had not earned the higher grant this year because the school had been closed on account of influenza, and twice on account of measles, whilst she herself had been ill for seven weeks with influenza. The school had not been improved in any way since 1894. When Mr Hughes, the inspector, was there he said he was delisted with everything be had seen, and he pointed out two little things which he thought might influence the higher grant. After that the school was closed for sickness. The Clerk reported that he had received a letter from Mrs David saying she had not applied to be transferred to Penrhiwfer School, and it would means a loss of salary to her if it were done. She was very happy where she was, an had no wish to leave Gilfach unless she could earn more. Mr Gomer Evans': I think she is going to im- prove upon the past. The Chairman: She has promised us that before. Mr G. Davies was of the opinion that the Beard had been too hasty. Their decision had been based upon the report. He thought there was an improvement taking place. Mr Daniel Thomas thought the question was whether the Board would give Mrs David no- tice. Dr Morgan said he had written to the In- specter and had received a reply, but represen- tatives of the Press were asked not to make their contents public. Mr Gomer Evans proposed that no notice be given to Mrs David, but Mr Daniel Thomas pointed out that it had not been proposed to do so. The matter was then leU alone, and presu- mably Mrs David's position is assured. ffn Owen, Gilfach Goch, was then called in, and in reply to questions put to bim by Mr Daniel Thomas said a little improvement had taken place in his school. Mr Gomer Evans: There's an improvement of eleven pence per head. Continuing, Mr Owen attributed the loss of tho higher grant for discipline, and organisa- tion to the overcrowded state of the school. The accommodation was for 150, and the aver- age attendance last year was 151. Had not the school been closed on two occasions on account of illness it would have been much higher. Mr Gomer Evans: 178, Mr Owen, from the report Mr Owen: My average attendance ever since the holidays has been over 170. When Mr Hughes (the Inspector) visited my school there were 173 present, and my school has not been staffed as it ought to be staffed. He ascribed the loss of grant again to the change of staff and bad, faulty construction of the school for teaching pwposas. Mr Daniel Thomas I maintain that every- thing you have pdinted out has been taken into consideration by the inspector. Mr Owen: WeR, it's not done by the Inspec- tor. I maintain there is a great improvement in my school since last year. There's no school under the Llantrisant Board which has had to suffer so much from lack of teachers and -L change of teachers as Gilfach. He had three standards to look after himself, and to do justice to them, could never leave them. Mr Daniel Thomas contended that the school was staffed, according to the staffing system in Ystradyfodwg, for 175 children. He held that all the defects pointed out by Mr Owen were taken into consideration by the Inspector, and read reports of schools in Ystradyfodwg in which it was done. Mr Arthur, Tonyrefail schools, had next to undergo the ordeal, and one of his reasons for not doing better last year, or act doing as well as the Board expected, was that the attend- ance was too low to expect it. He had taken the trouble to look up the attendance for the las c ten years, and he found Tonyrefail very bai in this respect, the per centage of attend- ances having been as low as 70 and the highest 83 and the latter had only been on two occa- sions. When there were so many missing every time the sehool was open it was impossible to. get the children up to a high mark. The staff had been disturbed a good deal through sick- ness, and he was bound to say on some occasions there was inefficiency. When the Inspector visited him he said the work of the school was beautiful, with the exoeption of standard three. He (Mr Arthur) also complained of one of his assistants, who, he said, was physically unfit for the work in his school. He wished to say also that he had never received anything but dis- couragement from Mr Daniel Thomas since he had been in the place. He had tried to im- prove the attendance by punishing the scholars I for being absent without permission, but Mr Thomas objected to it. Turning to Mr Thomas he remarked, "Can you deny that, Mr Thomas?' Mr Thomas: I don't deny it; I am prepared to face it. Mr Arthur: Very well. About 12 months ago Mr Thomas came to my school, and in a loud, insulting tone forbade me to keep a single child in after time table hours, and in the pre- sence of the children he insulted me about that. Every Friday afternoon he keeps a boy from school. By that Mr Thomas himself breaked the law. Continuing, Mr Arthur said he was compelled himself to take standards 5, 6, and 7, so that he could not exercise proper superin- tendence oyer his school. His school was under- staffed, and the number on books were 315, the average attendance being 260 odd, equal to only 84 per cent. The average attendance was not a fair basis of staffing the school, because when the children did not attend regularly increased work was thrown on the teachers. He had seen the report in one of the papers, and bad found out that it was dictated by Mr Daniel Thomas, and in it he could not give them credit for what they had done. The other report said the ele- mentary subjects were well taught, whilst the one in question stated the subjects were fairly well taught. He would hke to know why Mr Thomas sowght to minimise his work. Before the holidays he had a conversation with Mr Thomas with regard to his assistant, and asked him to give him a good man to start after the holidays. Mr Daniel Thomas: Didn't you say in a pub- lic meeting at Tonyrefail that you had a most effiicient staff, and you have the same staff now? Mr Arthur replied that he did not know the terms of the reference he then made, but he did say he was satisfied with his staff, but that was five weeks after the holidays. He was, however, dissatisfied with his certificated assist- ant. He had always had the highest grant for organisation and discipline. Mr T. JohR: I was told by one of the public *hat when yeu corrected the children they told you that you would not be there more than two aionths. Mr Arthur: I must admit that I never heard it, although it might have been said. What respect can the children have for me when Mr Thomas is coming tbera for the sole purpose of annoying me? I can prove that Mr Thomas 9 and Mr Llewelyn have actually arranged to come ap to "annoy old Arthur." Mr Daniel Thomas Take care what you say; you will have to prove that. Name a date when I eame up to your school. Mr Arthur: I will give the circumstance Mr Thomas had been annoying me continually, and one day I made up my mind when he came to the school to ignore him. Mr Thomas: That's what yon are trying to do always. Mr Arthur: 1 can prove it. Mr Thomas came in, and I saw him, but I took no notice of him. He walked along the room, and stood by the fire-place, but I didn't look in his direction; I went out without saying a word. My assistant master told me afterwards, when he got from under their baneful influence, that he heard Mr Thomas and Mr Llewelyn arrange the night be- fore that he was going to come up to annoy me, and this young man told him afterwards "You didn't manage to get his shirt out." Mr Thomas: Look here! Are the Board go- ing to listen to such hubbish? Mr Arthur: It is not rubbish. Mr Thomas is the man who is clamouring for higher edu- cation- Mr Thomas: I wenb to the school in question on a certain morning, after a concert had been held there, at ten minutes past ten- Mr Arthur,: I defy you to prove it. M- W. E. Davies: I can prove differently. Mr Thomas.: The stage was up, and the school was topsy-turvy; there was no order, and the school was all over the place. Mr Arthur: If a a downright falsehood. I can get every teacher in school to prove that we mark the registers when every class is in its place at five minutes to ten. The time Mr Thomas came there was 20 minutes to ten. Mr Thomas: What time did you clear the stage then ? Mr Arthur: What has that to do with j £ ? Mr Thomas is jewing in his 4troe colours now. Now, I am doing my best to get a piano for the use of the school without asking for a. penny, and here Mr Thomas comes there in a passion- Mr Thomas: I was in a passion; I admit it. Mr Arthur: He said he would report me to the inspector. I have that instance in my log- book now. Mr Thomas: I didn't do it though. Mr Arthur: I don't care if you did. Mr W. E. Davies said he had heard from an- other source that Mr Thomas was at the school at 20 minutes to ten. Mr Daniel Thomas: With regard to Mr Rees, is it not a fact that no assistant master can maintain discipline in your school? Mr Arthur: I know that the assistant masters the Board have put in my school are not worth a "rap." The discussion partook of the same strain for some iiitue, eventually bringing from Mr Daniel Thomas the plaintive cry, "I don't think it ig fair, Mr Chairman, that Mr Arthur should in- sult me continually. After Mr Arthur had left Mr Chubb, Beddau, tendered his explanation. He considered the fault lay with the Board—(laughter)—on ac- count of the attendance being so low. He had many times called their attention to it, but his voice had been like a voice in the wilderness. The average attendance for the last eight years bad been 71 per cent. tie was not a sporting man, but if he wese he would wager that there was not a school in South Wales with such a poor attendance. The inspector expected to see 75 per cent. well taught, But how could they get 75 per cent. when the attendance was only 71 per cent. ? Mr Llwydmor Jones, Miskin, summarised his reasons as the youth and quality of the staff, and the attendance might have been better. After these explanations had been given it was expected that the Chairman would move the adoption or otherwise of tiie following re- solution, of which notice had been given by him: "That the headmasters of Gilfach and Tonyrefail be placed as assistants at a salary of £ 100 per annum." However, Mr Rhys Da- vies thought fit to leave the room, having, he explained, to go by train, although it was poin- ted out to him that the head teachers of the two schools in question were left in a state ef suspense. Dr Morgan thereupon took the chair, and allowed the matter to stand over until the next meeting, refusing permission to another mem- ber to take the motion up. A precept for £ ^500 was issued upon the overseers, this being equal to a rate of 10 5-6 in the JB. Notice of motion had been given by Mr T. John to rescind a resolution passed at an ad- journed meeting on the 15th September ap- pointing a travelling teacher at a salary of CI50 per annum, and makinz oMier appointments. He contended that at the last meeting it was decided to hold an adjourned meeting to go into the question of the remits obtained by the head teachers. This and nothing else could be considered, so the resolution passed was illegal. Mr Gomer Evans seconded. Mr Daniel Thomas contended that the meet- ing held was an extraordinary one, and that the resolution was legal. The notice convening the meeting contained tho words "an adjourned meeting will be held." Mr Daniel Thomas proposed and Mr R. Mor- gan seconded tTiat the resolution passed be ad- hered to. At this stage the Pressmen left.
Peritypridd. For Best and Cheapest Working Boots at 3s I Id, 4s 6d, 48 lid, and 5s lid, go to Davies, FREE PRKSS Buildings, 23, Taff street, Pontypridd. 4307 FENNBLLS, 12, Market street, t'ontypridd (opposite the Post Office). Call and see Fine Display of Fish. A successful Band of Hope musical festival was held on Monday at Tabernacle Chapel, Pontypridd, in connection with the temperance festivals of the East Glamorgan Baptists,undei whose auspices a series of musical meetings are being held throughout the district. Mr D. W. Thomas was the conductor. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr Rhys Davies, Llantrisant, and the evening meeting by the Rev T. Richards. PojfTYPRinn FORWARD MOVEMENT^— On Sunday next, the 9th inst.. Special Services at the Graig New Hall, Rickard Street. Morning at 11, Kev. J. II. Hall, Rickard Street. Morning at 11, Rev. J. II. Owen. Evening at 6, W. Abraham, Esq., M.P. (Mabon), who will also deliver an Address at the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Service at 3 o'clock. The Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be held on the 16th and 17th inst. 4340 Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Service at 3 o'clock. The Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be held on the 16th and 17th inst. 4340 The deaf mutes were entertained to tea at their missionary's residence at Pontypridd on Monday. The provisions were kindly given by Mr Isaac Prothero and Councillor Hopkin Mor- gan. There were 26 deaf mutes present from Pontypridd district alone, After tea, speeches were delivered by the missionary, Mr A. Johns, and Mr Daniel James (deaf mutes), and expres- sion waa given to the great mental relief ex- perienced by these brethren at the termination of the long and disastrous strike, and hopes were expressed that no such struggle may be again experienced. The Missionary appeals to other generous townsmen to assist in making- the lives of the deaf and dumb happier by pro- viding similar treats in the near future. "You can see with half an eye" that FRANK THOMAS ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. 2838 For Dancing and Dress SboeFt of all description, go to Davies's FREE PRBSS Buildings, 23, Tafr Street, Pontypridd. 4284 The Free Library Committee have decided to dispose of the periodicals and magazines after date, and they invite applications and terms for any paper, periodical or magazfcie. A list of papers, &c., is posted in the Library, and any other information may be had of the librarian. DTJBING THE STRIKE Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa reducpd to 5d. and 7d. per tin at W. H. Key's, The People's Chemist, 90, Taff street, Ponty- pridd. 4225 NURSEBY HAIB-WASH promotes the growth of the hair and keeps it free from nits, &c. 6d per bottle, or post free 9d.-Key, The People's Chemist, Pontypridd. 4225-2 The Pontypridd Chain Works has just had an official visit from the director of Navy Contracts (T. Gwynne, Esq). The visitor, who was accompanied through the works by Mr L. Gordon Lenox, J.P., and Mr Wilson, expressed his highest satisfaction. It wili be remembered that the company recently secured the contract for five years' supply of cables, &c., to the navy. The Pontypridd Coachbailding Company (prize winners for carriages) are now doing and are prepared to undertake the best class of work in the trade; carriage trimming a speciality. Showrooms are now open.-Carriage Works, Morgan street, Pontypridd. 4123
Treforest. Anniversary services were held on Sunday and Monday at Calvary English Baptist Chapel, Trt forest, when the Rev E. Rowe Evans, Neath (chairman of the Glamorgan and Car- marthen English Baptist Association). preached eloquent sermons to large and attentive con- gregations. The remains ef Mr Thomas Williams, River street, Treforest, was buried at Ebenezer, Olan- taf, graveyard, on Tuesday, September 27th. The funeml arrangements were carried out by Mr D. W. Corvett, undertaker. The deceased was a very active a.nd faithful member of Eben- ezer Church, Rhydfelen, and the Rev D. G. Evans, who conducted the funeral service, paid a high tribute to the memory of the departed. The deceased came to Treforest many years ago, and was highly respected.
Rhydfeleq. After a long illness Mr Morgan Williams, of Rhydfelen, died September 29th, and was buried on Monday, October 3rd, at Ebenezer Glantaf graveyard. The deceased was well known in this neighbourhood. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr D. W. Corvett, and the Rev D. G. Evans officiated.
Rudry. On Thursday last, whilst Mr Edward Row- lands, Ty'r Jenkins, Farm, Rudry, was drying to market, his young horse became restive, with the result that he was thrown from the trap. Dr Thomas, Caerphilly, was quickly sent for, and it was ascertained that he had dislocated his shoulder, We are glad to state that he is progressing favourably.
Llantrisant. The Calvinistic Methodists (Welsh section) of the Llantrisant district held their annual musical festival on Monday at Llantrisant. The meet- ings were presided over as follows: -Morning, Rev Barac Rees, Croesfaen; afternoon, Rev D Evans, Pentyrch; evening, Rev D. T. Morgan, Llantrisant. Singers were present from seven places of worship in the district, the whole being under the conductorship of Mr J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., Aberystwyth. The meetings were crowded. The selected pieces for singing included 18 tunes, three chants, and two an- thems, which were well and effectively rendered, Mr Gomer Rees, Tonyrefail, acted as violinist, and the accompanists were Miss C. Morgan, Llantrisant, and Mr D. Davies, New MiH. Ad- dresses were given during the day by the con- ductor, Mr William Morgan, Dinas; Mr T. Thomas, Cardiff; Rev T. Powell, Llantrisant; and the presidents.
Ynysybwl. The half-yearly meetings of Ebenezer (Welsh ,Wesleyans) Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday last, when the following ministers officiated: Revs Thomas Jones, Pontypridd (the Rev John Evans (Eglwysbach) successor); T. H. Williams, Barry; and T. Rowlands, Abercynon. Excellent sermons were delivered, but the meet- ings were, unfortunately, sparsely attended. On Friday evening last circulars were distri- buted here announcing that a mass meeting of colliery workmen would be held at Pontypridd on the succeeding Monday. For this reason, the Daranddu Colliery was idle on Monday, and it was rumoured that work would also be at a standstill at the Lady Windsor (Ocean) Colliery. Operations were, however, not sus- pended at the last mentioned collifry. although owing to a large number of men being absent from work, the output of coal was considerably lessened. • .» ■
Cilfynydd. Mr Davia Jones, R.A.M., son of Mr Phillip Jones, manager of the Albion Colliery. Cilfyn- ydd, was engaged at a concert in the large and handsome pavilion at Llandudno during last week. The young baritone was accorded a splendid reception by a critical audience who insisted on several encores, while the local cri- tics were unstinted in their appreciation of his efforts. As indicating Mr Jones's success it may be stated that his engagement has been extended b the 8th of October.
Abercynoq. To succour the needy is truly the maxim of the Abercynon Variety Entertainer?. Three weeks next Monday they further extend their generosity by giving an entertainment, the proceeds of which are to be given to the unfortunate Tom Jor.e3 who sustained severe injuries to his spine whilst working underground at the rowlais Cardiff Colliery about 18 months ago, and which has confined him to his bed ever since. The group contains a number of talented artistes distinctly local, and it is significant as well as a recognised fact that the entertainers can give a programme of sterling worth, while the number of turns they are able to introduce cannot fail to be appreciated by the audience. The work in connection with the entertainment devolves on Messrs Slade and Edgar 0. Davies, and it is hoped the public wiR record practical sympathy by their hearty 1 support.
Treharris, The workmen of No. 2 Pit, Treharris, held a meeting last week, at which Mr Evan Owen, gentral secretary of the Miners' Provident Society, explained very minutely the provisions of the Compensation Act and the terms of the aAeme of the society. Several of the workmen took part fri the proceedings, and expressed themselves in favour of a friendly arrangement between employers and employed.—It was an- nounced that Upwards of 300 had enrolled themselves as members of the scheme. During the course of his sermon on Sunday evening, the Rev T. H. Williams at the Forward Movement referred to the great loss which the church would suffer through the departure of its worthy and faithful secretary Mr G. L. Blackburne, frc m this phce to New Milford. From the starting of the centre here, said the pastor, Mr Blackburne bad been an excellent secretary; he had as secretary, as part O'ganist, and violinist, rendered splendid service to the church. Always quiet and modest, he was none the less true and noble, ever genial and helpful. On Monday evening a social tea was got up as a slight token of the churches esteem of his sterling character and appreciation of his many services. The trays were presided over by Mrs T. H. Williams, and Miss E. Rees. After justice was done to the eatables, Messrs George Hart, Edwin Morgan, William Davies, and the Misses White and Bishop sang solos and the choir rendered two anthems. The pastor in the name of all wished Mr Blackburne much success and happiness in his new sphere assuring him of their kind regards to which Mr Blackburne gracefully and appropriately responded. Mrs Davies wife of Mr Henry Davies, County Mining Lecturer, and Master Telyncg and Harry Davies, sons, were the recipients of a bible each at Brynhyfryd Welsh Baptist on Sunday week, given by the church as a mark of respect upon their Jeaving the neighbourbood to reside at Pontypridd. The Rev John Davies and Mr W. R. Thomas, made the presentation in a few well chosen words. Miss Eliza Ray Gibbon, daughter of Mr J. P. Gibbon, manager, was also presented on Sunday by Mr W. R. Thomas, the Sunday school superintendent on behalf of the same congregation with a teachers bible upon her departure for Bangor Training College. Master William Jones, son of Mr Rees Jones, Fox street, has just secured a county scholar- ship of JE36 for the University College, Cardiff, at the last central beard examination recently held at Merthyr tenable for 3 years. Master Jones was a pupil at the County School, Merthyr.
Ferndale Very grave complaints are heard on all sidee in Ferndale, about the quality of the water supplied by the water works, the water being utterly unfit for cooking purposes. Hundreds of the inhabitants have to go to the mountain sides in search of clean water to cook their feW.
Trealaw. The populace of Trealaw must indeed be thankful to Dr Llewelyn for his persisted efforts to stem the tide of the alarming outbreak of the epidemic prevailing in their district. AI. the ugh diphtheria has worked havoc among tfie younger population, the cases are fast dimin- ishing, and by careful watching and observation of the genial Doctor's directions we hope in a short time to be well rid of this unpleasant visi- tor.
Tenypandy. Messrs Carlton and Duckworth, the lessees of the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, are deter- mined to raise the standard of the theatrical productions in this town, We understand that the best leading companies have booked fixtures at the theatre, and the merit already shown augurs well for the future productions upon the said stage. A ful house has been the result of this investment every evening last week. In our advertising columns will be seen the com- panies booked for next week. The "Union Jack" this week proved a huge success. The Tonypandy Male Voice Party has again hal the cal! to arms, and with their genial con- ductor, Mr A. A. Leek, and their new accom- panist, Mr John Llewelyn, we shall expect great things in the near future. We understand they intend holding a soiree in a week or two to get the boys all together. Rev Mr Thomas, Merthyr Vale, preached special sermons at Bethel English Bap- tist Chapel on Sunday last to very large and appreciative congregations. A soiree in aid of the debt was held at the same chapel on Thursday evening last, when I about three hundred put in an appearance. An enjoyable evening was spent.
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Llwynypia.. On Sunday and Monday last the annual" preaching 3srvices in connection with Bethonia Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, Llwyny- pia, was held. The Revs Owen Prys, M.A., chief teacher of Trefecca College; William James, Aberdare; and Thomas Edwards, Cwm- avon. officiated. This was the first occasion for the first-named rev. gentleman to preach in Llwynypia. His discourses, together with those of his colleagues, were of a very high order, and were thoroughly appreciated by the Gospel lev- ing congregation, who crowded the sacred edi- fice on both days. The Lord graciously vouch- safed to His servants the smiles of His counten- ance, and many felt they could say of the old place, "This is none other than the House of God, and this is the gate of heaven." There were present, besides the above-named officiat- ing ministers, the Rev H. M. Ellis (Trealaw), and Rev Mr Morris, Penygraig. The beauty of the services were greatly enhanced by the ex- client. singing of the chapel choir, which was under the able conductorship of Mr David Evans, Llwynypia. Last Thursday and Friday the Glamorgan Coal Company's pits at Llwynypia, at which about 2,500 men are employed, were idle, owing to the demand for coal being slack and prices low.
Ystrad. The Rev Walter Davies, pastor of Bethel Methodist Chapel, Ystrad Rhondda, has ten- dered his resignation as pastor of the above place of worship. The rev. gentleman has, dur- ing his stay at Ystrad Rhondda, made hosts of friends, and his intention to remove from the place was received with feelings of regret by the church and the locality generally. We wish the rev. gentleman every success in his new sphere of labour.
Cwmparl^, The Cwmpark Debating Society held their first debate of the session last Friday evening, September 30th, when the subject for discus- sion was whether a new hotel was needed at Cwmpark or no. Mr E. Middleton presided,and the subject being a very interesting one, it drew a good number together, especially as the same question had been before the magistrates at Pontypridd Brewster Sessions two days pre- viously, when they decided in its favour. At the outset the chairman gave an admirable ad- dress, in which he pointed out the utility of these meetings, how they brought tolight latent talent, which would otherwise have lain falWw. After this, two excellent papers were read, by Mr W. E. Davies fpr the affirmative, and by Mr B. Prosser for the negative. The former view was supported by Messrs James Davies, W. Pugh, and T. Davies; while the opposition was strengthened by the addresses of Messrs Tom Evans, J. L. Rowlands, A. Jenkins, J. Evans, E. Evans, and T. J. Davies. The vot- ing resulted as follows: In favour of another hotel, 13: opposed to it, 24; a majority of H. The subject of the next debt. which is held on Friday evening, October 7th, is The Workmen's Compensation Act v. The Contracting Out Scheme. Mr J. L. Rowlands will defend the former and Mr Tom Evams will speak on the benefit of contracting out. On October 14th next, Mr W. Pugh and Mr J. Evans will discuss the advisability or otherwise of supporting for- eign missionaries. The is an excellent pro- gra.mme already drawn out, and an earnest wet- come is given to all who feel interested to join the society.
Mountain Ash. A special service was held at St. Margaret's Church, Mountain Ash, on Monday, when a beautifully-carved oak pulpit, the gift of Lady Aberdare, in memory of the late Lord Aberdare. was dedicated. After the first part of the morning prayer the Vicar, accompanied by the Rev Canoa Roberts, and the assistant clergy, left their stalls and proceeded to the new pulipt, where a circle was formed. Canon Roberta performed the ceremony.
Rarroed o On Monday afternoon the foundation stone of a new English Baptist Church for Bargoed was laid by Mrs John Llewelyn, wife of Inspec- tor Llewelyn, of the Rhymney Railway, m the unavoidable absence of Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P. The structure, of which Mr D. Morgan is fhe- architect, will cost £ 800.
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HOSPITAL HUMOUR. In the "ComhillMagazine" a writer tells som& pleasant stories of the humours of hospital life A poor little street arab was brought in by the police. He had been run over by an omnibns, Qnd was badly injured. The chaplain was sent. for, as it was thought improbable that, the boy would live many hours. With little tact the chaplain began the interview thus: -"My boys, the doctors think you are very much hurt. flave you been a good little boy?" Boy (much bored): You git aout. Chaplain (shocked): But I am afraid yon are not a good little boy, and you know you may perhaps be going to die. Boy (anxious to end the interview): Weir. taint none o' your business, anyhow. Wot's me death got to do w:th you? 'Ave you got a pal in the corffin line? The boy finally recovered. Patients' gmtitu'e to the dcc^or sometimes, overflows in ^vt''hr-. 'ik0 the Wowing remark made by a poor woman after a Ion? illness "I wouldn't never 'ave got over my lawst iH- ness if it, 'adn't been for Surgeon-Captain Jones Ian-! the Lord."