l Barddoniaetti. ♦ Bydded i'r Beirdd a'r Llenorion cyfeirio en tynyrotion fel byu: T. DARONWY ISAAC, Treorky. MYNWCH Y DAEAR YN OL. Morwynion a gweision ein gwlad, Amaethwyr a gweithwyr pob sir, Ymunwch a'ch gilydd bob un, Yn erbyn ysbeilwyr y tir; Mae'r ddaear yn perthyn i ohwi, Eich llafur roes werth ar bob dol- Tynghedwch pob gradd a phob ced Y mynwcb y ddaear yn ol. Chwarelwyr a glowyr bob un, Pob teiliwr a chlocsiwr a chrydd, Pob morwr a siopwr a seer, Pob eilliwr a nyddwr a gwydd; Ymunwcb a'ch gilydd bob un I bawlio pob mynydd a dol, A thyngwch ar allor eich nerth Y mynwch y ddaear yn ol. Paham y llafuriwch y tir I ereiil gael medi ei ffrwyth? Pa'm gweithiwch o foreu hyd hwyr A rbent ar eich gwarau fel llwyth? A chwithau mewn nifer mor fawr, Paham y gweithredwch mor ffol? Yn lie cydymuno bob un > I fynu y ddaear yn ol? Na,&r ddaear yn perthyn i bawb, A'i golud yn rhan i bob un; Fel awyr, goleuni, a dwr, Angenrhaid bodolaeth bob dyn; Dangoswch, Frythoniaid, i'r byd, Nad ydych yn llwfr nac yn ff ol- Ymunwcb i gyd fel un gwr A mynwch y ddaear yn ol. R. J. Derfel. GWEDDI GWAITH. 'Roedd Hywel mewn cyfyngder mawr I Bron marw eisieu ymborth; Ac yn ei boen o awr i awr Gweddia am gael eymborth; Ond er gweithio'n ami a thaer Mewn cyflwr gwir druenus, Bu farw yn ei warth a'i wae A gweddi ar ei wefua Gweddiei heb ymdrechu dim I enill gwaredigaeth- Dysgwyliai ateb oddifry, Heb wneuthur un gwasanaeth; Ond ni ddaeth ateb byth i lawr, A'r truan wr fu farw- Yn Her mae pawb yn gwybod mai Gweddiwr gwael oedd hwnw. 'Roedd eisieu bwyd ar Rbys ei frawd Mor fawr ag eisieu Hywel; Ond ni ddaeth deiseb dros ei fant, Mewn geiriau gweigion uebel; Yn hytrach brysiodd yn y fan I geisio gwaredigaeth- Ac ni ddiffgiodd nes y ca'dd Ddigonedd mewn gwasanaetb. Gweddiodd Rhys mewn buddiol waith, Gwetidiodd mewn gwasanaeth- Ymdrechodd heb ddiffygio dim Nes cafodd waredigaeth; Cynorthwy braich a gweddi gwaiiir A'i cadwodd ef rhag marw— Yn sicr mae pawb yn gwybod mai Gweddiwr iawn oedd hwnw. Y dyn a gwyd ar doriad gwawr I aru a gwrteithio, 0 ddydd i ddydd yn tldiau sydd Mewn sylwedd yn gweddio; A dweyd y gwir mae gwcithred bur Yn erfyn hwyr a borau A gwyr pob un mae diwyd ddyn Sydd yn gweddio orau. Ymdrechion gyda rhwystrau fil Er mwyn y wraig a'r teulu, Esgynant yn weddiau taer Am fodd i'w hanrhydeddu; Os rhaid cael gweddi nos a dydd, I ddal dan orthrymderau- Ochenaid braich a gweddi gwaith Yn sicr yw'r weddi orau. R. J. Derfel. PAN YN CYSGU. Pan yn cysgu mae'r lluddedig, Ar ol caled waith y dydd, Yn gorphwyso'i gorff blinedig, O'i helbulon oil yn rhydd; Daw tawelwch idd ei giau, A'i holl nerth yn ol a ddaw, A chymwysir ef yn ddiau, I'r yfory sydd gerllaw. ■ Pan yn cysgu, mae'r angenus Sy'n ddisylw gan y byd, Yn anghofio'i stad druenus, Ac yn teimlo ar y pryd Mor gysurue ag yw lluoedd 0 rai ffodus a di-fraw Sydd.yn meddu tai a thiroedd, A miliynau wrth eu llaw. Pan y bydd y corff yn cysgu, Heb ei olwg ac heb glyw, Mae breuddwydion yn ein dysgu Fod yr ysbryd rhydd yn fyw; Weithiau gwelwn hen gyfeiliion Nad y'nt ar y ddaear mwy, A bydd genym ymddyddanion Eithaf difyr gyda hwy. Pan yn cysgu, mae breuddwydion Yn agoryd i ni ddrws 1 ryw fyd o ddychyinygion, Weitbiau'n erch ec weithiau'n dlws; Synwyr cryf yn gymysgedig A'r ffolineb mwyaf gawn, Fel nas gall y gwir ddysgedig Roi i ni esboniad llawn. Pan yn cysgu, nid yw amser Am un enyd yn ymdroi; Tra'n mwynhau ein cwsg mewn pleser Mae yr oriau'n cyflym ffoi; Gwrando arnaf fl., gydymaith, Bydd yn ddiwyd tra'n ddihun, Gan fod cwsg yn cipio ymalth Gyfran fawr o amser dyn. J. D. Morgan.
■ ljw Colofn y Cymry. [DAN OLYGIAKTH T. D. ISAAC.1 CREFFTAU YR HEN GYMRU. Rhyfedd y cyfnewidiad sydd yn Nghymru er pan oedd Bess yn tevrnasu, ac nid er gwell yn gyfangwbl chwaith. Y mae i fanteigion eu ban- fanteision, a gall hyd yn nod ein breintiau beri cclledion. Beth ai-all a briodola ani y ffaitii fod crefftau yr hen Gymry wedi myned i golli ac nad oes ond ychydig yn awr sydd yn fedrus yn yr hen gelfau cywrain. defnyddiol, a da y bu ein tadau yn cael o bonynt gymainfc o fudd a Jiyfrydvcch ? Cred llawer Cymro fod mwy o ^^mmmmc*— fudd mewn saernio cerdd na thrin coed; mai anrhydeddusach yw cyfansoddi ton na gwneuthur telyn, ac y daw mwy o glod iddo drwy ddeff ro'r awen m llunio dodrefn dillyri; a.'r gwir yw foci y gweithwyr Cymreig wedi pendroni llwct Ijyfr- au nes anghofio goruchwyliaeth gelfydd y llaw- grefftau. Gan deimlo hyn, ceir cymdeithas wedi ei ffurfio yn nghanolbarth Cymru i geisio adfer yr hen grefftau i fri; a dymunol yw canfod teulu- oedd o fonedd a dylanwad yn rhoddi eu nawdd a'u cefnogaeth i amcan mor deilwng. Ar y lOfed cynfisol, yn Bronwydd, Ceredigion, palas Syr Marteine Lloyd, cynaliwyd cyfarfod i hyr- wyddo y gymdeithas. Cwrdd dyddorol ydoedd Cvnrvcbiolid ynddo fonedd a gwreng—y bar- wnig pendefigaidd a'r gwehydd gwledig; y fon- eddiges yn ei sidan a gwraig yr amaethdy yn ei phais o stwff cartref. Yno hefyd yr oedd hen delyn deir-rhes y genedl yn telori dan fysedd Mrs Gruffydd Richards—merch y diweddar Gruffydd, telynor Tywysog Cymru, a Gwenyn- en Gwent. Rhian o'r enw Miss Mabel Hill, ys- grifenydd y gymdeithas, roes yr araeth fwyaf gynwysfawr. Yn Saesneg y siaradodd, ond yr oedd y lienor Tobit Evans, Y.H., wrth law i gyfieithu'r sylwadau i iaith gwerin Ceredigion, a theilyngant ystyriaeth pob Cymro. Dyma hwy yn gryno: Er's blynyddau lawer lleiha poblogoeth rhan- au amaethyddol Cymru. Cynygir llawer rhes- wm am hyn. Un ywTod cymaint o draul i fyw yn y wild yn awr ag yn y dref. Nid felly yr oedd bob amser a rhyfedd yw'r ffaith pan gofir fod rheidiau bywyd yn rhatach yn awr na chynt. Ond dyma'r gwir ei heglura-medrai'r henafiaid gyffenwi y rhan fwyaf o'u rheidiau eu hunain— heddyw dibynir ar y siop. Haner canrif yn ol, yn Ngheredigion, enillai lluoedd eu bywiolaeth wrth adeiladu llongau, a cheid 600 o seiri yn ardaloedd Aberaeron a Cheinewydd. Ond yn ol y cyfrif diweddaf ni cheid ond 27 o seiri yn holl sir Aberteifi. Haner canrif yn ol ceid llu o wneuthurwyr hetiau yn ein gwlad, a thoraeth o honynt yn ardaloedd Taliesin, Tre-rddol a Thalybont. Heddyw amheuid a oedd un a fedr- ei wneuthur het yn sir y Cardi nac unrhyw sir arall yn y Dywysogaeth. Daeth y Bodyn busnesgar hwnw a eliwr The English Commercial Traveller i'n gwlad, a chydag ef daeth moeth a mursendod i ddifwyno r.aturiolleb ac i farweiddio aiwydrwydd ein cenedl gyàa'u crefftau cynefin. Dyna'r grefft o wneyd basgedi hefyd. Yr oedd ein teidiaa yn enwog am eu medr i blefchu gwiail, ac nid oedd deildai yr hen Gymry amgen n athai o wiail plethedig. Ran hyny, gair Brythonig yw gasged, a phrofa hyn hynafiaeth y gelf yn Nghymru. Ond ychydig o Gymry heddyw fedr blethu gymaint a brwynen, beb son am fasged yn gain a chelfydd, a rhaid dibynu ar dylwyth dreng Abram Wood i'n cyflenwi ag offer mor ddefnyddiol. Drachefn dyna wneuthuriad ccleri brwyn i geffylau. Medrai'r hen bob! wneyd y eoleri hyn eu hunain, ond heddyw rhaid myn'd ffiniou Ctawdd Offa i'w hymofyn. Yn gyffelyb gyda llu o grefftau ereill-y maent wedi eu hesgeuluso er's blynyddau, a byddai eu hadfer yn ol i fywyd cyffredin y werin yn fudd- iol ac enillfawr; ychwanegent at swyn a natur- ioldeb y bywyd hwnw, yn neillduol yn y parth- au gwledig; a rhoddent hefyd fodd i'r genedl fyw yn fwy annibynol. Eisioes y mae'r gymdeithas wedi sefydlu cangbenau yn siroedd y De, a da fyddai ei gweled yn estyn ei chortynau i'r Gogledd. Nid clebran yn unig yn nghylch yr angen am adfer y crefftau a wna'r aelodau, eithr y maent wedi ardrethu ty mawr gwerth 20p. y flwyddyn yn no o brif heolydd masnachol Llundain, a thy arall yn Nghaerdydd, i ddangos a gwerthu nwyddau Cymreig. Dyna roddi ffurf ymarferol i'r syniad teilwng sydd ganddynt. Lie mae gwr mawr ei gariad at ei wlad m lawenydda weled eymdeithas o'r fath wedi ei sefydlu ac IJ8 ddymuna iddi lwyddiant mawr? Amser dedwydd fydd hwnw pan welir Cymru fel y bu glynt yn ymddifyru yn ei chrefftau a'i diwydianau; a'i meibion a'i merched glew a glan yn rhoddi cyfran o'u hamdden i ddiwyllio'r llaw hefo cywreinion— "Y fam yn nyddu gydeor droell neu yn gwau y cochdu clyd, A'r tad yn cerfio dillyn bren neu blethu brwyn yn nghyd; Y ferch yn rrwnio'n ildi vyl n(,tin cribo cnu o wlan, A'r mab-N-n Ilutio telyn brr i eilio gyda'r gan."
PONTYPRIDD SCHOOL BOARD. THE HAFOD SCHOOLS QUESTION. IMPORTANT DECISION. The monthly meeting of the Pontypridd School Board was held at the Board's offices, Pontypridd, on Tuesday, Mr James Richards (chairman) presiding. There were also present: Rev Joshua Thomas (vice-chairman), Rev J. R. Jones, Rev LI. Lloyd Davies, Messrs J. W: John, D. W. Thomas, Thomas Thomas, W. M. Jones, and W. Jones-Powell, with the clerk, Mr D. Milton Jones. APPOINTMENT. The Clerk reported that he had advert'd for male assistants in two school organs, but bad received no replies. He thought the sal.r., was not sufficient. An .application was received from Miss Thomas, Wood street School, Cardiff, who was now appointed assistant at PontshonortMa School. DATE OF MEETING. Mr Jones Powell wished to alter the day of meeting of the Beard in order to give him h privilege of attending both the District Coun- cil and the School Board. He gave notioe his intention to take steps to get the meeting altered. HAFOD SCHOOLS. Previous to the meeting of the Board a ecm- mittee was held, at which the dispute between the Rhondda and Pontypridd School Beards with regard to Hafod schools was discussed at some length, and ultimately the foUowing re- solution was passed: "That the Pontypridd School Board having tailed to obtain representa- tion upon the Rhondda School Board under Sections 49 and 50 of the Elementary Education Act of 1870, hereby offer the Rhondda School Board the entire management of the Pontypridd children at present attending the Hafod Board School at the Rhondda net cost per head of maintenance from Michaelmas Day, 1898." LATE MR THOMAS GEE. Rev Joshua Thomas referred to the loss Wale had sustained through the death of the late Mr Thomas Gee, North Wales, and dwelt upon his many good qualities. He moved that a vote of sympathy be passed with the family. Rev J. R. Jones seconded, and the motion was unani- mously passed in silence. THE NEXT RATE. A precept for 3.500 was issued upon the over- seers. This under ordinary circumstances would mean a rate of 5t, but owing to the decreased rateable value it will now be somewhat higher.
Sheffield Gratitude. «. lTNEITHER USEFUL NOR ORNAMENTAL." Gratitude (a London newspaper avers) is be- coming out ef the rarest of virtues. But we can often find evidence that it is not yet ex- tinct. A "Sheffield Weekly Independent" re- porter writes: I lately investigated some cir- cumstances which contradict cynics who assert that people forget favours received. I was com- missioned to call upon Miss Helen A. Foster, of 106, South View Road, Sheffield, in conse- quence of the receipt of a letter from that lady which was received by a prominent business house, as follows: "I scarcely know how to thank you for the benefit which you have given me." There is no necessity to reproduce the whole letter; it was sent without solicitation or suggestion, an4 was full of expressions of grati- tude. Miss Foster was at home ,and evidently occu- pied a comfortable position in life. I compli- mented her on looking so well and cheerful, when the lady promptly replied: "Yes, but it you had seen me a few months ago you would have been sympathising witn me." "I learn from your letter that you have had a remarkable recovery from a very serious ill- ness. Will you kindly relate the circumstances?' "Certainly. In the first place I will say I en- joyed excellent health until three years ago. Then I began to suffer from indigestion, which gradually became chronic, brought on other maladies, and made me a mere wreck." "Will you describe some of the symptoms? "Yes; I could not possibly have been worse. I lost my appetite completely, and became re- duced to skin and bone. I was always tired, even when I used no exertion, as much so in the morning after I had just got up as I was at night." "Were you able to sleep?" "I obtained some sleep, but it never seemed to refresh me. I also had pains all over me. I was afraid to sit down for five minutes, because I knew when I tried to rise again a sharp pain would pass through me, as if I had strained my- self: and when I did sit it was always in a doubled-up position, because that was the only way I could get ease. For months I was utter- ly wretched and miserable, and made everybody in the house so as well. They used to say 1 was 'neither useful nor ornamental. "And now you are both." "At any rate I am of use, because I now do a day's work with anybody. As to being an ornament I can say that I am not the spectacle I used to be." "Did you ever think your life was in danger?" "Oh, I quite gave myself up as lost. So would anyone else who got as low as I did." "What steps did you take to effect a cure?" "I called in no less than four doctors, but they neither did me any apparent good nor told me what was the matter with me. They all said I had indigestion of some kind, but that is all. Then I tried a change of air. The seaside not suiting me. I spent a whole month in the country, but I came back just as bad as when I went. I also tried all sorts of pills and medi- cines which I saw advertised." "Now, please tell me of your cure." "I read in the papers of several persons,whose symptoms were similar to my own, being cured by taking Dr Williams' Pink Piils for Pale People. Although I had lost all hope of re- covery, and all faith in medicines, I determined to give them a trial. They proved just what was wanted, and as my strength began to return I persevered with them. After three boxes I mended rapidly, and now I feel stronger and better than I have done for years. Nobody en- joys life better. I have no need of medicine now, but I always keep some of Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People in the house; but I have never suffered a relapse." A relapse, indeed, is just what does not occur to people who have used Miss Fosters remedy. Both Dyspepsia and indigestion can be perma- nently cured, but not by means of purgatives. Dr Williams' Pink Pills are not a purgative; they do not cure by a temporary effect, like opening medicines, but by direct action on the causes of disease, so that it is not one or two symptoms that they relieve, but many diseases of different sorts. It is important, however, to secure the genuine pills only, and to avoid accepting substitutes (often illusively coloured and labelled). Readers should see that the round pink package bears in red ink the full name, Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. Among the diseases they have cured are parar lysis, locomotor ataxy, rheumatism, sciatica, impoverishment of the blood, scrofula, rickets, consumption of the bowels and lungs, anaemia, muscular weakness, indigestion, loss of appetite, palpitations, pains in the back, nervous head- ache and neuralgia, early decay, all forms of female weakness, and hysteria. If there is any difficulty in obtaining the genuine pills, with Dr Williams' name, it is better to send 2s 9d. for one box, or 13s 9d. for six, to Dr Williams' Medicine Company, 46; Holborn Viaduct, Lon- don. They are the safest and best tonic medi- cine for general use, and cannot harm the most delicate.
Pontypridd, Newport, and Caerphilly. THREATENED DISCONTINUANCE OF PASSENGER TRAINS. The Pontypridd, Caerphilly, and Newport Railway Company (which is now practically' in the bands of the Alexandra Docks Company, Newport), in issuing their monthly time-bills for October notify that after December 31st next passenger traffic over the system from Pontypridd to Newport will be discontinued. It is suggested that this step is being taken on account of the unremunerative amount of tra- ffic. The effect of the notice is, however, some- what minimised in well-informed circles by what will probably be the action of the Taff Vale Baliway Company. It is rumoured that this confpany are not at all disinclined to step in aik(i establish a new service for passengers over the Newport, Pontypridd, and Caerphilly Railway, and the Brecon and Merthyr between Pontypridd and Newport. It is hoped that this service, if arranged, may be an improvement on the one it will supplant. Many regular passengers hitherto preferring a journey to Newport via Cardiff than risking the uncertain time of arrival of a train on, what should be but seldom is, the quickest route.
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) STRIKES IN THE COAL TRADE. One thousand men and boys in the employ of the Dukinfield Coal Cannel Company struck work on Saturday morning against the proposed reduction of five pet cent. The Bwllfa and Nantmelyn Collieries, the property of the Bwllfa and Merthyr Dare Com- pany, non-associated owners, were also idle, the men, numbering 2,500, having struck work against being reduced to the same terms as the hands in the associated collieries.
CLERGYMAN CHARGED WITH CRUELTY TO CHILDREN. The Rev. William Backhouse Gowan, vicar of Ruyton-of-the-Eleven Towns, and his wife, Isabella Gowan, have been changed at Baschurch, Shropshire, with ill-treating their orphan nieces. aged twelve and nine, of whom they had charge. —It was stated that on one occasion the children were so hungry thev ate some potatoes intended for pigs, and for this offence they were kept without food more th n twenty-four hours. The girls 6tated that the d ;fendants several times thrashed them with va ious things, and that Mrs. Gowan had stripped them naked, after she had beaten them and tile vicar had kicked them. The defendants' coachman said the children were always screaming murder, and as they complained that they were starving, he often supplied them with t.-bod.-The defendants, who denied the allegations made against them, and reserved their defence, were committed to the Shropshire Quarter Sessions for trial, bail being allowed.
A FAMOUS POLICE OFFICER. Mr. John Jackson, who was Chief Constable of Sheffield for forty years, has just died at the age of seventy-six, after a brief illness. He celebrated the jubilee of his police service three years ago, when a testimonial was presented to him by the city. He was created a C.B. after her Majesty's visit to Sheffield last year.1 It was largely due to his zeal and skill that the Broadhead outrages, exposed by Sir William Leng, were brought home to their author. For his services on that occasion he received a testimonial consisting of a cheque for JS600.
"THE TRUCE OF THE BEAR." Mr. Rudyard Kipling contributes a poem to Literature, giving the woful story of "Matun, the old blind beggar, bandaged from brow to chin," who, fifty summers ago, went hunting Adam- zad, "the bear that walks like a man." When Matun's fingers crooked on the trigger, Adam- zad stood up supplicating, "his paws likelhands in prayer." Matun spared him; "nearer he tottered and nearer, With paws like hands that pray"—and suddenly, with steel-shod paws, he tore away the face of Matun. So the moral is: Make ye no truce with Adam-zad—the bear that walk* like a man! But (pay and I put back the bandage) this is the time to fear When he stands up like a tired man, tottering near and near; When he stands up as pleading, in monstrous, man brut* guise. When he veils the'hate and cunning of the little swinish eyee. When he shews as seeking quarter, with paws like hands in prayer. That is the time of peril-the time of the Truce of the Bear!
HIGHWAYMAN ON ASCOT HKATH. At Windsor, oil Saturday George Hillier, a painter, aged twenty-three, was charged with highway robbery with violence, and stealing a gold chain, a purse, w»d money, valued together at PA belonging to Miss Violet Clements, daughter of Major Clements, Secretary of the Racecourse Management. While that lady was walking across the Heath from the Grand Stand the prisoner assailed her, and demanded money. She threw away her purse, but was compelled to find it by the prisoner, who seized her by the wrists and struck her on the breast. He then made off. Miss Clements ran home for assist- ance, the Heath was searched, and Hillier was apparently eventually arrested in Queen Anue's Drive in the Great Park.
ESCAPE FROM PENTONVILLE PRISON. A great deal of excitement was caused in the neighbourhood of Caledonian-road, Islington, on Saturday morning, when it became known that a prisoner named Smith, aged twenty- one, had escaped from Pentonville. It appears that he walked out of the bakehouse window, thence out into the prison yard, and scaled the wall of the Governor's house, which is at the back of the Caledonian-road, and succeeded in clearing the ..prison walls. Some workmen noticed him, and chased him down Offord-road, but he got on to the North London Railway, where he was lost sight of.
THE IRISH PARLIAMENTARY PARTIES. The Dublin Independent comments strongly on a cablegram from Mr. William O'Brien which appeared in the Irish World of New York. The message announced the establishing of a United Irish League at Elphin, and stated that Mr. John Hayden, M.P., Mr. John Fitzgibbon, and Mr. Pierce Mahony, leading Parnellites, who had taken part at the Elphin meeting, "have united heartily with myself in insisting that hereafter there shall be no more dissension, thank God." The suggestion of unity is repudiated by the Independent, which says: We know the kind of unity Mr. William O'Brien wants. He seeks union with the Parnellites on his own terms for the purpose of squelching Mr. Healy, but the Parnellites of Ireland want none of this kind of unity. They will neither unite with the Dillonites to put down the Healyites, nor with the Healyites to put down the Dillo- nites. A more dishonest message was never flashed across the wires at the instance of a man claiming to be an honourable and patriotic Irishman."
DANGEROUS TRADES. Despite the agitation which has obtained prominence in the columns of the press on the subject of phosphorus necrosis, the committee appointed to inquire into various dangerous trades, in their report, issued on Saturday morn- ing, mention nothing of the matchmaking indus- 9 in $- try. The principal trades which are fully dealt with in the report as being dangerous are the file-cutting industry, galvanised iron works, the sole-stitchitig by American machinery, glass- polishing, grindstone making, and testing bottles by compressed air, and "ending and mending" in velvet works. Speaking broadly for all the cases, the committee recommend that much wider powers be given to the Home Secretary by Par- liament, bringing to bear various conclusions as to the danger of the different trades. It will be understood that most of these trades are danger- ous as affecting the physical constitution of their workers. Testing bottles by compressed air must be excepted, as, of course, the danger arises from the risk of explosion.
A SWISS FRONTIER INCIDENT. At Mendrisio, on the frontier near Como, two Italian frontier guards have been arrested for having encroached upon Swiss territory and taken possession of a small building belonging to the Swiss customs officers, near Stabbio. The Italians only yielded to the Swiss frontier guards when the latter drew their revolvers.
THE QUARTER'S REVENUE. During last quarter the total revenue amounted to E23,802,693, as compared with 424,181,688 for the corresponding period of last year, or a net decrease of £ 378,895. The total revenue for the six months ending September last equalled E49,708,134, as compared with L49,597,448 for the corresponding period of the previous year, or a net increase of £ 110,686. 0" analysing the returns we find that Customs during the quarter decreased by £ 499,853, the diminution for six months being £ 635,917. During the quarter receipts from Excise increased by £ 150,000, Post Office £ 130,000, and Telegraph Service, £ 30,000. In the six months, receipts from Excise increased by 4207 423; Estate Duties, £ 185,199; Property Tax, £ 250,000; and Post Office, 4180,000.
The Solicitor-General for Ireland, Mr. Dunbar P. Barton, Q.C.. M.P., narrowly escaped a serious injury the other evening. He was riding through Capel-street, Dublin, when a farmer's cart collided with his horse and threw him to the ground. The injuries sustained by Mr. Barton were fortunately slight. A gang of otnnibus thieves is very busy just now in parts of London, more particularly the West End. They appear to have attained excep- tional dexterity in the way of cutting out pockets, using for their purpose an instrument which half resembles a pair of scissors and half a razor. One of these ingeniously-formed weapons was picked up from the floor of a 'bus the other day at Westminster, and was handed to the police.
MOUNTAIN ASH. DOINGS OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Council was held at the Town Hall on Monday, Mr J. Powell, J.P., presiding. There were present: Messrs W. Little, D. Rogers, W. Lewis, D. W, Howells, Rev J. F. Williams, M. Morgan, T. Edmunds, T. Bevan, W. Phillips, W. Evans, J. James, S. Price, F. N. Gray, E. Jones, H. P. Linton (clerk), and the surveyor, Mr J. Williams. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. A letter was read re the subsidence of the boundary wall near the Methodist Chapel,Pen- rhiweeiber. The Surveyor thought that the streets had been taken over before they should have been. Councillor Little concurred. On the suggestion of the chairman, it was de- cided to make good the damage done. A communication was received from Mr Grey stating that Springfield Terrace lad now been repaired, and asking the Council to take it over. The Surveyor was instructed to inspect and report on the same. The Clerk read a letter from the Local Gov- ernment Board, who wanted a new plan of the Abercynon sewerage works, and stated that he had forwarded the same. A second letter was read from the Local Gov- ernment Board re the big drainage scheme Their inspector had submitted his report on the scheme, and tbey-the Local Government Board-found it was generally satisfactory, but suggested a few alterations. They also enclosed a copy of a letter sent to them from the Ponty- pridd District Council, which the Clerk read. The Clerk stated that the plans and esti- mates of the alterations suggested by the Local Government Board had been sent them There would be a difference of about £ 100 only. The Clerk's action was approved of. Dr Evans, the medical officer of health, re- ported that only two cases of infectious diseases had occurred during tW past fortnight—one of diphtheria at Duffryn street. Mountain Ash, and another at Fronheulog, Abercynon. Mr James Spickett solicitor, Pontypridd, waited op the Council with regard to the sum- mons issued by them against Mr John Lewis,, Saw Mills, Pontypridd, who had allowed three of his houses in Gwendoline Terrace, Aber- cynon, to be occupied without first obtaining a certificate as to their fitness. Mr Spickett ex- plained that about the time it happened his client had been greatly concerned over the drowning of a child of one of his tenants. That and business matters had caused him to entirely overlook the matter. He did not want to act cavalierly with the Council. He (Mr Spickett) would ask them to forego this claim which they had on Mr Lewis, and wished them to pass a resolution authorising the Surveyor to grant the certificate. Mr Lewis, it was stated, was liable !o pay about £ 80—2s 6d per day for each house so occu- pied. It was ultimately decided that the Cierk ask the magistrates to mitigate the penalty to £10, and that on payment of this sum no further steps be taken; the surveyor to gmrt the cer- tificate. An application was received from Police-Ser- geant Davies for the sum of £1 Is due to him a; caretker of the fir-bose.-It was decided to forward the amount. The Surveyor (Mr J. Williams) reported that the minhll recorded at Daranlas during the month of September was 2.64 inches, as com, pared with 6.6 incnes recorded for the corres- ponding month last year. As to the water supply he further reported that the reservoir was now overflowing, and plenty of water could be obtained for flushing the water and sewage conduits. With regard to the taking over of Thomas street, Ty'rarhvydd, he thought the application was too premature. Building was now going on in the street and also in the ad- joining street (Gladstone street), and the tra- ffic would be considerable for some time. Tha sewemge arrangements had not yet been suffici- ently tested, nor had all the connections been made. Several members concurred with the Sur. veyor, and it was decided to reject the applica- tion. Plans of the following buildings had been de- posited: Nine houses in Nash street, Abercynon,owned by Mr H. Lewis. These were passed, as were also those of three other houses in the same street. A parish room and house for the Rev B. Lloyd. These did not comply with the require- ments of the Council's byelaws, and it was de- cided to allow them to stand over until the necessary alterations could be effected. Two houses in Hamilton street for Messrs George and Cribb.—Adopted. Seven houses in Abercynon road for Messrs Jones and Jenkins. These plans had been amen- ded as regards bye-laws Nos. 63 and 65. Two houses in Quarry road, Penrhiwceiber, for Mr W. Budding. These did not comply with bye-lawg Nos. 54, 56. and 60. and were con- sequently rejected. The plans of an addition to the house of Mr W. Rees in Railway Terrace were adopted. Mr T. Rees, Canton, Cardiff, was granted a licence to open a fried fish business at Margaret Street, Abercynon. An application had been received for a licence to sell fireworks, and this was also granted. A Mr James Brooks had written the Council complaining of a slaughterhouse nuisance at I Glancynon Terrace, Abercynon. The letter also staged that the sanitary inspector had not been there for some time. The inspector stated that this was untrue. He visited the premises regularly, and had found no cause for complaint. He failed, how- ever, to find Mr Brooks, and stated there was no such person. It was decided to take no further notice of the letter. Councillor James said he had been asked by several of the Miskin workmen to call the atten- tion of the Council to what they termed a serious nuisance, viz., that of ringing of bells by hawkers and others in the daytime when they were asleep after working all night. Sometimes when they were thus awakened they could not go to sleep again, and it caused them great an- noyance. The Chairman said no doubt it was very an- noying. and suggested that the Clerk should report to the next meeting as to the Council's power to act in the iiiatter.This was agreed to. Councillor Little said some of their hauliers at the colliery had broken one of the street lamps at Cwmpennar. They were prepared to make this good. but he would ask the Council to select another position for it, as the old one was dangerous to traffic, and also to erect an extra lamp there, for it was badly needed. Mr Little remarking that the lights at Cwmpennar "made early darkness visible." It was decided that, the Surveyor should visit the spot and report. thereon.
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