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faustard and Cress. Treforest Bands of Hope had their annual demonstration on Thursday evening. There were brilliant and frequent lightning flashes above Treforest on Friday night. The Rev G. G. Cule, of Llanover, visited Pontypridd last week. He looked well. Only fancy! there's to be a great oat show in connection with a coming chapel bazaar at Pontypridd. There you, now! "Gwnewch bobpeth yn Gymraeg" is Gwyn- "C gyll's motto, and he is troing to "teach the young idea how to shoot" in Welsh in Pontypridd. Those G raig chaps who try to shoot pheasant. on the sly know very well that this is the "close season,"—and there's going to be a row about it. Those young men who threw fire crackers on the floor at the Treforest station of the Barry Railway on Sunday night ought to have been ashamed of themselves. It is quite "on the tape" that Mr Sam Evans, J.P., will oppose Mr J. E. S pickett at the next Pontypridd District Council election, but both sides Ray many things have hapd since the last "close shave!" I It is rumoured that Jabez Balfour is likely to be released, as his health has broken down. He is not expected to settle down in the Rlion- dda, as there are tco many of his victims with- in a radius of 12 miles. It is not known whether tke increase in wages declared by the Sliding Scale Audit on Satur- day was due to the fact that Mr Brace occupied the vice-chair, or to the other fact that Mr T. Evans, Penygraig, attended the Council for the first time that day. What will she do now? A young lady from Pentre bouzht a new dress to match the colour of her bicycle. Last week, the mud gave her bicycle a new colour, and it had to be washed. The dress was also splashed with mud, and the washing had a greater effect on the botlom of the skirt than it had on the. bicycle. Will she have a new dress or a new bike? High street was fairly and beautifully illumi- nated on Sunday night, when the Taff Vale new bridge was being put to replace the old one. Traffic had been stopped all day, and yet, next morning, "the billows rolled as they rolled before," and a stranger would not know that anybody had "stood on that bridge at midnight when the clocks were striking the hour." A wicked ivnr, who wanied the editor of this paper to try to rouse the Pontypridd District Council from its slumber, sarcastically sugges's the follow:nT a' p. motto to ornament the Coun- cil Cham-■—1"Now. •b?S3srn?3 light on him that; first invented sleep! it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak." "Don Quixote." A Pontypridd District Councillor on Satur- day suggested to some friends that, although Miss Thomas' splendid gift of an Institute was undoubtedly a good thing, she would have done better if she had givon the town a Cottage Hos- pital. Another instance of the necessity for decorating the Council Chamber walls with mot- toe. The motto suggested by this incident is: "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." There was quite a commotion on Pontypridd station platform (T.V.R.) cne night last wet The representative of the Electric Tramway Company had been meeting a committee of the District Co'incil to try and settle the question of principle, if not of terms. The gentleman had left his rug behind, and Mr May made a gallant rush to bring it to the carriage door just as the train was moving off. He caught the train. But the fact that the Council holds the Tramway Scheme "in the hollow it its hand" is not pleasant to those who wish to see as great a rush in the town as there is in the station. Although not a Pontypridd or "Gloran" man, Prince Ranji, the eminent cricketer, has gone to America with the good-wishes of thousands, of our people; but he has repaid the eirls by declaring that the American girls "b"at crea- tion." He says they are "Trim, keen-eyed, healthy, and independent-looking." Quite right, but so are our girls, and he will find them very independent when he brings his team to play cricket against Pontypridd. A (ftory is being told, which may or may not be true, about a rising young- gentleman who lias unusually large feet. His mother is a lov- able old woman, but very deaf. She lives in a small house in a well-known port, and is always delighted by a visit from her sen. When the fleet, which was anchored in the said port, fired a salute, the old lady was observed to start, fix her cap, and smooth down her apron. Then she said, with a. sweet smile:—"George is coming: I hear his footsteps on the stairs." Djvin Moroax Familv Grocer & Provision Merchant. 11. Itfarket Street, Pontypiidd, for Farmers' Dairy Butter. 1/ A good sound Family T, t7; Be3t Br rda of Tianed Good". 4909 Green was black. Oh, what surprise! Just before the winter term commenced the head- master of the principal college in Colchester advertised for a chief assistant. From numer- ous applications he selected a gentleman wko hailed from Southampton. There wis no time 1 for a personal interview, and a wire was dis- patched "Come." Late in the evening the new -master arrived, and proved to be a stalwart negro 6ft. 3in., with exllent credenti:1,]". In- sular prejudice, however, prevailed, and Mr Green, from Buluwayo, went back by the next train to reply to other advertisements. For Best arid Cheapest Working Boots at 38 lid i86d. 4s lid, and 5s lid, go to Davies, Fbek Prttss Buildings. 23. Taff street. Pontypridd. 47',6 From Tylorstown comes a complaint about bloomers. It seems a lady cyclist in bloomers passed that way some time before the rain, and the correspondent writes:—"The proper way to look at it is to ask yourself 'Would you care to see your mother cycling in rational dress?' Could there be any doubt of what the answer would be?"' But all lady cyclists are not mothers, and all mother cyclists do not wear bloomers, and all the "blooming lot" would bombard the office if we dared to suggest what he wants us to, viz., that "the principles of Mrs Bloomer are honoured rather in the breeches than (No, we won't say it). The oM firm leads the way." M What old Firm ? Why, FENNELL'S of course "They drive us from the canal," whines a Pontypridd bov; "they tell us there are dead dogs in the Park Pond, and as we could not have a swim during the summer, we shall have to remain dirty until they open a new swim- ming bath for us." Whew! And that boy's mouth fairly watered when we showed him this paragraph: —"At Leeds, in connection with the ladies' swimming club, there was a "Som- nambulists' Handicap," two lengths (fity yards). Kach competitors had, in addition to her ordi- nary swimming costume, to wear a nightdress and nightcap, and to carry a lighted candle throughout the race, which comprised three pre- liminary heats and a final. The prizes included a shield for the seventy-five yards championship of Yorkshire, won by Miss Hilda Thorp, of Scarborough." "Well," he said. "we will try that night-dress trick in Pontypridd next year, if they don't build us baths." "You can see with half an eye" that FRANK Thomas ("My Hatter,") sells the best 3/9 Hat. A Treorky Male 'Choir man sends us the fol- lowing "musical notes." They are all "stacca- tos," and we suspect they are not all original compositions, but they may produce a good tone, and we give them as possible "kevnotei" for local improvement: "Do not blow your own trumpet when you are not in the band. Lady instrumentalists will find it advisable to have two strings to their 'beaux.' A man may be a thorough good chap, and yet a thorough 'base.' A first-class musician should not nfav second fiddle to anyone. The soloist may give a 'shake,' but should never "quaver.' Great composers should not give themselves airs. Good conductors always conduct themaelres properly. Singers who are in "unison' should always "part' in harmony. Flute players should be careful not to 'wet their whistle' too often. The tenor should live a quiet life if he wishes to retain his voice, pursuing the even 'tenour' of his way." Some of these would do well for mottoes to adorn the pavilion of the National Eisteddfod. Th" Pontypridd Ccachbuilding 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. 4526

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