THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE. 1 (PANTEG HABITATION, Ne. 2272.) I THE j ANNUAL TEA I Will be held in the TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL, on THURSDAY, JUNE 22ND. Tea on the Tables from 5 to 6.30 o'clock. At 7 o'clock an ADDRESS will be given by W. W. BAKER, ESQ., of Bristol. 'flfegg—■ Carmarthen Butter. Dorset Butter. Danish Butter. From Prize Dairies. Fresh twice weekly. PRIME HOME CURED BACON AND HAMS (Specially Selected). WILTSHIRE BACON (Green and Smoked). TO""BE OBTAINED OF ARTHUR BOYTT, FAMILY GROCER, POST-OFFICE BUILDINGS, PONTYPOOL. Our Celebrated TEAS, should be used by everyone. BICYCLES! BICYCLES!! BICYCLES! A. ALLMARK & CO. Beg to announce the OPENING OF A CYCLE DEPOT, IN THE HANBURY ARCADE, OSBORNE ROAD For the Sale of High-class CYCLES and accessories. Any make Machine supped. Large Discounts MACHINES SUPPLIED ON EASY PAY- MENT SYSTEM. Bicycles on Hire per Hour, Day, or Week. REPAIRS AT LOW PRICES. OW MACHINES EXCHANGED. NOTE THE ADDRESS :— HANBURY ARCADE, OSBORNE ROAD, PONTYPOOL. BLAENAVON. WILLIAM EDWARDS (LATE OF THE TALBOT HOTEL, TREDEGAR), BEGS to aaquaint the inhabitants of the town and surrounding district that he has commenced business at the (FORGE HAMMER HOTEL, Lately in the occupation of Mr Evan Jones, <and respectfully solicits a share of public patronage. Wines, Spirits, Ales, and Stout, and Cigars, of the choisest and most aspproved brands only, retailed on the premises. SPBCIAL ANN (HJNC EMENT. The well arranged and commodious AmmmLy Room to be liet ANY evening for Entertain- ments, &C. Terms a»d ftdl particulars ihad on application. NOTE THE ADDRE:ss:- FORGE HAMMER HOTEL, BROAD-ST., BLAENAVON. VOLUNTEER ORDERS. 3RD VOL. BATT. S.W.B.—lA' COMPANY. —COMPANY ORDERS for week ending 24th June, 1893 :—Tuesday, Company Drill at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday, Squad Drill for Recruits at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday. Company Drill at7130 m Saturday, Glass Firing at 2 p.m.—Non- commissioned Officers for duty:—Col.-Sergt. C. H. Humphries, Corpl. T. Moore, Bugler lGus Harris.—By erder, (Signed) JOHN PATON, Captain Commanding "A Company. 4TH VOL. BATT., S.W.B.: B Company.— Company ORDERS for the Week ending i24th June, 1893. Officers for duty, Lieut. White, Sergt Moses, Corpl Tew Bugler- Edwards. Monday, 19th, Annual county meet- ing at Blaenavon. Competitors to appear in undress uniform with waist belts. A train leaves Crane-street for Blaenavon.at 7.25 a.m. Tues- day, 20fch, €Squad drill for all recruits at 7.30.p.m. instruction in fitting valise equipment after drill. Wednesday, 21st, Squad drill for ..all recruits at 7.30 p.m. Instruction in fitting valise equipment after drill. Thursday, 22nd, ■Company drill at 7.30 p.m. iDxess-Drill order. with haversacks rolled, and water bottles. Band to attend. Class firing at .2.0 p.m. Saturday, '24th, Class firingat 2t0p.m. Memo. dated loth June, 1893:: 1, The company will parade to- morrow, Saturday 176h June. at 6.0 p.m. for a. route marchdress, drill order. Band to attend. :2, It is notified for information that the annual inspection for this year will be held in camp. _3, Church parade on Suaiday 25th June. A. W. "White for Lieut. commanding B Company-ftth V .:B.. W.B. 1ST MONMOUTHSHIRE VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY, WiD.R.A. No. 3, Battery of Position.—Orders for the week ending 24th June::—Monday, 7.30 p.iQ.,<€run :Brill and Fire Discipliae 8.3(J;-).m Sword Drill for Non-Com- miwsioned Officers Tuesday, 7.30 p.m., Band Practice:; Wednesday, 7J0 p.m., Gun Drill and Fire Discipline S.30 pjnu, Sword Drill for Non- commissioned Officers; Thursday, 7.30 p.nu Band Practice Friday, 7.30 junM Gun Drill and Fire Discinline &30 p.m.¡ Sword Drill for Non Comcnissioned Offieess. Msmo.: The Battery will Parade in Church Parade order on Sunday, jj&th inst., for the purpose of attending Divine service at St. James's Church, Pontypool. Parade at Hall at 9.45 a.m.—Lieut. G. E. Llewellyn, Sergt. F. E. French, Corpl. W. Rees, Bomb. J. Parry, Trumpeter H. Jefferia.-D. E. WILLIAMS, Captain com MAN rising Drill Station.
ihbt jttanmgrs" anÐ ilratbs. BIRTE. Juine 8th, at the Brookiands, Bjbenavoa, the wise of Harry Parry, solicitor, of a son. DEATHS. June 8, at 13, Lower Hill-street Blaenavon, aged 23 years, Elisabeth, wife of Mr William Weeks, colliery haulier. ry June 9th, at Golynoa, Talywain, aged 59 year., Mr David Skyrme, coai miner. June at 4, Mary-street, Blaenavon, aged 84 years, Elizabeth, widow of Mr William Witts, woollen weaver. June 10, at 32, High-street, Blaenavon, aged 32 years, Margaret, wife of Mr Daniel McCarthy, coker. June 11, at 9S, High-street, Blaenavon, aged 52 years, Mary, widow of Mr Joseph Moore, coal miner. On the 12th Jane, 1893, Mary, the widow of the Reverend John Cleeves Llewellin, vicar of Trevethin, Monmouthshire. Relativesand friends will kindly accept this the only intimation. June 12th, at Victoria Village, Garndiffaith, aged 17 years, Mr William Sainsbury, coalmmer. June 13, at 98, Pear Tree road, Abersychan, aged 63 years, Mr William Jenkins, baller at ironworks. June 13th, 1893 at Vicar's House, I Pontymoil, Rachel Elizabeth (Lizzie), the second daughter of the late Thomas Jones, Land Agent to the Pontypool Park Estate. June 13, at the Upper Ceedcae, Blaenavon, aged 41 years, Georgeanna, wife of Mr George Keene, labourer. June 13 at 7, Annie-street, Blaenavon, aged 31 years, Mr'Thomas Steel, coal miner.
BUILDING SITES IN PONTYPOOL. To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear Sir,—I am surprised that the attention of capitalists and others has not been directed years ago (long before the Osborne-road sites were built upon) to some exceptionally eligible building sites leading from the top of George-street to the Sowhill. Eligible as is Osborne-road for the purpose, the sites I refer to are more so. There are stones in abund- ance on the spot, which could no doubt be obtained at a very nominal price. That in itself is a considera- tion. Then as to situation. Standing as it does on an elevation, it commands an uninterrupted view of the beautiful and picturesque grounds of Pontypool Park and surrounding scenery, and is within easy distance of Crane-street Station. A more healthy and bracing spot it is impossible, or nearly so, to find in Pontypool. I am, yours faithfully, OBSERVER. Pontypool, June 13,1893.
THE WARD QUESTION AT ABERSYCHAN. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—May I be permitted through your journal to a the ratepayers of the Abersychan Local Board district if anything has been done of late in this matter ? It is felt by some in all parts of the district that as there remains very little time, com- paratively, before another election will be upon us, it is important that persons interested should bestir themselves, and without delay, or the coming con- test might result quite as unfavourably for small struggling ratepayers as the last. We cannot close our eyes to the fact that, upon the last occasion, six Church Tories were returned out of eight, and without a contest. This certainly is ominous, and, if 4coming events cast their shadows before them, as we are told,they do, then surely the omens are not auch as to stimulate tbefiickeringlight of hope that wards are destined to do wonders in either improv- ing the constitution of the Board, or reducing the rates, or remedying the many grievances which at present abound in our district. What can be done 1 If no attempt has been made, I would suggest (1) That the next election be fought on political lines (2) That the various Liberal Associations meet at an early date to discuss the question, and, if possible, select the men most capable to represent the different wards. Should this seem impractic- able, could not a committee, embracing- the whole district, be called together to do the same wqrJr 7 But perhaps some of your many readers, sir. might have some better way of dealing with it-if so, I -shall be very happy to co-operate in any scheme likely to be of advantage to the ratepayers. Trust- ing things may not be allowed to go by default, and that the representatives of our new body will bp men with sufficient backbone m them to resist all button holing, and work:for the rights of all classes. I am, yours truly, A VOTER.
CRANE STREET CONFERENCE. To the Editor at the Free Press. Sir Mr Eckersley asserted that Off a granted tithe in reparation for a murder. When shown that the murder was some years after the date of the assumed grant," he makes no attempt to explain how reparation could be made for a deed not yet committed Shut tries to palm off his manifest error under covel- of a statement which may or mav not be true, but has nothing to do with the case in hand. Instead of ilonourably owning his mistake, he calls the demand for amuracy a I quibble." Mr inkers- ley's art of ,controversy leaves something to be desired. He now aeks whether it is denied that Offa and Ethelwulf made tithe compulsory by law (i.e. civil law) to which we reply—most certainly. The Canons to which Offa set his name as co-signatory were ecclesiastical, not civil laws, and neit^ made nor suggested any provision for the recovery of tithe by civil process. The language of the Canon in question, the 17th, shews the nature of the act. "And fornwgli this (i.e., the teaching of the Old Toetwaent) IT,'commonly happens that he who does. not give a tenth is -himself reduced to a tenth. Wherefore .also we solemnly lay upon you this precept, that all be careful to give tithes of all that they possess, because that is the special part of the Lord God; and let a man live on the nine parts and give alms and we advised that this should rather be done secretly, because it is written,' When thou does't thine alms do not sound a trumpet before thee. Offa's law," therefore little more than the civil recognition of an ecclesiastical precept there were no civil penalties attached. Ethelwulf did not make tithe compulsory. His grant" was the enfranchisement of a tenth part or the land under his control from secular service, and had no more to do with tithe than with pew-rents. Mr Eckerslev quotes Bums and Hume. He should read Selborne, Freeman, Thorpe, and Stubbs, whose right to speak on the question no one has doubted, and whose 'verdicts have not been successfully attacked. L is that tithe-payin The truth is, that tithe-paying was general in Europe for inoie than 200 years before St. Augus- tine started.onihis mission to England in the last decade of the 6th century. That the custom was Well established before Offar s time appears from,the letter of St. Boniface, the English Apostle of Germany who when writing to Cuthbert Arch- bishop or Canterbury (Ado. 740-758) alluded to tithe as a .recognised thing in England. The earliest known document enjoining tithe in Chris- tian Ene-land is the one already quoted from, ithe Canons of CealchTthe (785-787) canons of .an Ecclesiastical Council ratified bj'civil authorities. Not until Edgar's time C^"975),w,a,s %ere civilprocessfor enforcing tithe. At the Conquest that procedure was abrogated, and from then until the 19th century tithe payment was entirely under the control of-the Church Courts, whose decisions had (as they now have in many matters), the recognition of the civil law, and might be enforced. If Mr Eckessley would keep to historical and, be satisfied, with nothing less than trth, ihe would avoid the mistake of calling the desire for accuracy quibbling." -'kour truly, A. T. FRYE-B.
To the Editor of the Free Press. Dear SirMrfflckersley, I must acknowledge, is a worthy imitator of the class of writers, and .speakers, too. who. whilst most bitter m their attack upon tne Established Church, seem to think that accuracy or correctness of-statement goes for nothing. In their, blind and eager haste to tear down that Church which has been the stay and thecreatorof our national constitution, everything which suits the temper of their minds, and has the faintest g-limmera.s they conceive it-of truth abeut it, IS used to,-fill the columns of the public press (and also the,vainds of those who think less than themselves) with that whichiis not historically cen-aot. Mr Eckerslev, if -Ms statements. are proved in- .aceurate verbally, or, as to date, atvonce passes over it with the greatest eaee possible, sarying, if not by word, >t>y action, .&h, .well 1 it doh't matter; if I am wrong in date or statement, something- hap- pened sometime, andc-sc it is all right." That, how- ever, is not proof or argument. I, must briefly ask htd this week for his proof -t)"f statements made. He jubilantly stated that the meeting at St. Paul's Chapter House consisted of bisrops and clergy, implying that they spoke theyoice of the Ohcarch of England on the Disestablishment, ques- tion. I asked for names of bishops present, and nlimbers. About forty, he says, were in town (though he evidently refers to another meeting). I beg- to inform him there was not one bishop pre- sent, and the president -of the Christian Social Union (the.Sishop of Durham) is strongly opposed to Disestablishment, as are also the majority of its saemfeers. I must again, ask Mr Eckeraley for his pi-oo £ s,nd the names of the bishops present. He also stated that Wesleyans from many towns had sent up petitions supporting the Suspensory Bill. I asked for proof--names of towns and n number of signatures. Noa»nswer given. I again ask for his proof. Mr Eekersley, however, with reference to the.Wesleyans, makes a very remark- able admission. Wmch rather floors himself You must not rely too much on them (the Wesleyans), he says. they only reckon to keep a good minister two or three years., He knows it is three years. But why three years '1 Is it not because of the rules laid down by the founder of that body, and which c&n only be altered by a special appeal to the State coertsof law, if then? Now, Mr Eckersley well knaws that neither the Wesleyans nor the Baptists < dare teach anything but that which is specified in their Trust Deeds, as interpreted by the State court.# of law, no matter how obsolete the form laid down may be, or how much the present genera- tion may have outgrown them. But this by the way. The ghosts of Offa and Ethelwulf still haunt Mr Eckersley, and so they are again produced. I am asked if I deny that Offa and Ethelwulf made tithes compulsory by law." Burns and Hume are quoted in support. Hume is quoted with additions and omissions. Hume says, Some canonists affirm that the clergy are entitled to a tenth of the profits made by courtesans in the ex- ercise of their profession." But let us note flume's closing words, remembering he is writing of the 9th century, and we are comparing it with 19th century civilisation (?). So meritorious were these concessions (the tithing mentioned by Mr Eckersley) deemed by the English that, trusting entirely to supernatural assistance, they neglected the ordinary means of safety, and agreed even in their present desperate extremity (war being im- minent) that the revenues of the Church should be exempt from all burthens, though imposed foi n of. An q l defence and safety." But it is not for me to deny or prove anything with regard to Offa. Mr Eckersley makes the assertion that Offa's law gave the Church a civil right (to tithes), and enabled the clergy to enforce payment over that part of the kingdom he ruled- I ask him for his proof from the historians of early centuries—Asser, Florence of Worcester Malmes- bury, &c —down to the 13th, and then, when he has proved ids Offa statement, we will deal with The question as to Dr Wilde's bequest being rightly or wrongly carried out, i.e., Bibles being thrown for with dice on the communion table, or one provided as a substitute in a corner of the church, is answered by Mr Eckersley, for he says in his preceding sentence, What is right to-day is the law that should guide us, and not the follies of centuries back." Yours, &c., C.M.
CHURCH DEFENCE AND THE CALVINISTIC METHODIST TRUST DEED. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir -The last letter of "Sacerdos" is so vague that it is difficult to find any meaning at all to it- 1 will deal with the most definite part wh-'ch deals with the question. He states, I have said that all the Articles were intended." This is a clear state- ment which is in effect the same as that made by the Rev Canon West-" that the Calvinistic Methodists are bound to teach the Articles of the Church of England," and I have all the time asked them to prove this statement from the Trust Deed, or Confession of Faith. In their attempt to do so they have distorted parts of the Trust Deed in order to give a colour of proof to their statements. Since I have shown that their quotations were garbled, « Sacerdos" now boldly asserts that all the Articles were "intended." How dees he know what was intended by those who signed the Trust Deed in 1827? Does he imply that the compilers of the Deed and Confession of Faith did not know the meaning of the words they used, and that after considering the matter in several conferences, the 150 men who signed the Deed were all ignorant ef the meaning of the documents ? The Deed itself states that the Doctrinal Articles were intended, only, according to the meaning now ascribed w the said Doctrinal Articles, and to the said Catechism by Calvinists a,iiAPcedo-Bapt ists.s,nd., as more parti- cularly stated and set forth in the book hereinbefore mentioned, intituled Cyffes Ffydd." The Rev Canon stated that the Doctrinal Articles taken m a Calvinistic sense were intended "Sacerdos now states that the Doctrinal Articles, Calvinistioally interpreted (which means the same thing), were intended. I contend that the words of the Deed were intended to convev the natural meanings as they stand in the deed. Your correspondents have no more right to state that the doctrinal articles" were to be taken in a Calvinistic sense than some other person would have to state that they were to be taken in a Psedo- Baptist-sense. It may be news to "sacerdos," but your intelligent readers know that there were then (1827) and that there are now Pfedo-Baptists who are not Calvinists, and Calvinista who are not Psedo-Baptists, therefore, the words, according to the meaning now ascribed to the said Doctrinal Articles and to the said Catechism by Calvinists and Pcedo- Baptists, &c," should not be distorted or ignored as they have been by my re- peatedly. "Sacerdos" has no authority to state that the Articles of the Church of England are set up as a standard in the deed, for the words are used merely to describe the standard, which he admits was new, and in order to And out in what sense the Doctrinal Articles were to be used, the Deed goes on to state clearly that they are more particularly stated and set forth in the said book-Cyffe8 Ffydd" This Cyffes Ffydds therefore, is the only standard, as I have repeatedly stated. There can- not be found a single Article of the Church of England in it or in the Trust Deed. Therefore, the assertion made that the Calvinistic Methodists^ are (bound to teach the Articles of the Church of England is not true. Yours, &c., E. JONES.
LOCAL NEWS. THE ANNUAL FLORAL SERVICES at the Taber- nacle are fixed for Sunday, July 2nd. ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday, a man named Ariel Jones, living at the Tranch, sustained an accident while at work atGlyn Colliery, whereby the ankle joint was dislocated. ,J)r Cussens, assistant to Br Essext is in attendance, and satis- factory progress is being made. RAIIBLING «CLASS.—Last week ene section of the Rambling Class, led by the Rev H. B. Robin- son, occupied Thursday evening in searching for floral specimens at Cwmlickey and the b af the Race Mountain and another section visited the Holy Well on Saturday evening. No new ferns were found, but some very fine specimens of the night-flowering campion were secured. Arrangements were made for two rambles during the present week. FORTHCOMING FETE.—By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that Mr J. C. Hanbury, DiL., has kindly granted the loan of Pontypool Park to the Chamber of Trade for a fete on the occasion of the Royal wedding 00- July 6. The (project has been so far very favour- ably received. A special meeting of the Chamber will be held this (Friday) evening, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of making arrangements and as no time fe to be lost a good attendance is particularly desired. PROMENADE CONCERT.—The following was the programme of music performed by the band of the 3rd V.B., S.W.B under the conductorship of Mr S. T. Roderick, at the Italian Gwdene promenade concert on Thursday evening:- Grand march, Egypt" ( Waterson) selection, "A life on the ocean (Binding); valse, "Adieu" (S. T. Roderick) selection, Hadden Hall" (Sullivan) fantasia, Pantom.ania (w. Wil- liams); valse, "Tou] ours ou Jamais" (Waldtufel); quick march, "Duke of Y onk" (Paget). RECREATION GROUNDS. —The adjourned meet- ing to consider the arrangements in connection with the demonstration proposed to be held on the occasion of the opening of the Pontypool Recreation Grounds, was held at the Greyhound Hotel on Tuesday evening. After discussion, it was decided to invite those who took part in the fancy dress procession in connection with the IL-la nerob Colliery disaster to attend an adjourned meeting on Tuesday next at the 'Greyhound, at >8 p.m. All persons interested are invited. ALLEGED SERIOUS OFFENCE.—? John Sainebury, a collier, was charged at the Police-court on Thursday—before Mr C. J. Parkes and Mr A. A- Williams—with indecent behaviour, with intent to insult four little girls, at The British on the previous day.—As the children were not in attendance, P.C. Jones, Abersychan,-repeated the statements made by them in .prisoner^ ;PRE" senoe, upon which Supt James applied a remand till Saturday.—The Bench acceded to the application, and as prisoner had been Fxe- viously convicted of a similar offence, declined to allow bail. NATIONAL SCHOOLS IN THE DiMCESE IF LLANDAFF.-On Saturday, the 3rd inst., an ilJ- teresting meeting of managers and teachers toot place at Llandaff, under the auspices of the Dio- cesan Board. The Bishop presided, nd in a brief but pithy speech encouraged all present to d<& their utmost to prevent their sehools being i handed-over to Boards.—His lordship was fol. low-edby the Vicar of Trevethin, who gave one of the most interesting and eloquent addresses ever heard at any of such meetings. An imperbnt art of the ceremony was the handing of prize to the head teachers of the schools marked Excellent," and we were grati- fied to find that some of our local teachers were amongst the recipients. noticed Mr and Mrs G.Lawrence, Pontymoil • Mr and Mrs Nixon, Usk Mr French and Miss White, Sebastopol; and Mr H. Chedzoy, Pontnewydd. At the con- elusion of the meeting, the party adjourned to the Chapter House, where a capital dinner awaited them. In the course of an after-dinner speech, the Bishop stated that he had confirmed no less than 40,000 young people in the course of the 10 years during which he had been bishop. At 3 o'clock, a very interesting service was gone through in the Cathedral, which was attended by a goodly number of the visitors. GWENT HARMONIC SOCIETY.-All members are requested to attend on Saturday next at 5.30 p.m. for the consideration of important business. LOCAL PETITIONS. In the House of Com- mons on Monday, petitions in favour of the Local Veto Bill were presented by Mr T. P. Price from the Baptist Chapel, Pisgah, Taly- wain, and inhabitants of Pontypool; by Mr D. A. Thomas from Morlais English Baptist Chapel, Merthyr Tydvil and against the Bill by Mr T. P. Price from the Pontypool Licensed Vic- tuallers' Association. Colonel Morgan pre- sented a petition from members of the Wesleyan Church, Chepstow, against the opium traffic. The colonel also presented 115 petitions, with 31,871 signatures, from parishes in the diocese of Llandaff, against the Welsh Suspensory Bill. SINGULAR ACCIDENT. A painful accident befel Mr Eli Harding, landlord of the Noah's Ark Ina, High-street, on Sunday evening. Mr Hard- ing, accompanied by his two sons, had been for a walk, and was returning via the steep field lead- ing from Mr Balmond's farm to the wood at the foot of Penygarn Field, when he slipped down, and sustained a fracture of the right leg below the knee. Fortunately, a couple ef men were passing at the time, and ran off fer assistance, with the result that Mr J. Maisey sent a trap, in which Mr Harding was conveyed home. Dr Cussens set the injured limb, and the patient is, we are glad to say, making favourable progress. CRANE-STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The anni- versary of Crane-street Sunday School took place on Sunday. The attendances were quite satisfactory, and the funds of the school were largely augmented. The pastor, the Rev J. Williams, was the preacher for the day. His sermon in the morning was made applicable chiefly to the young,while the evening sermon Contained general teaching. It suffices to say that the rev. gentle was at his best in well-sustained thought and delivery. The music was of special merit, thanks principally > Mr John Jones, the con- ductor of the choir. The choir was largely increased by the addition of children from the Sunday School in the morning and afternoon, and for these services the music had been inten- tionally selected for the children, the choir taking a suoordinate part. Some solos and a duet were also rendered in the afternoon by Mrs Joseph Jones, Miss H. M. Williams, Miss Miles, and Miss Sumner, whose efforts were certainly very pleasing. Tne Rev J Williams presided. Mr John Jones addressed the scholars on moral influence, pointing ont the good results which accrue from regular study of the Bible and devo- tion to other religious duties. Recitations were given in each service, affording evidence of painstaking preparation fey scholars and their teachers, including Mr Donald Reid, the much- respected superintendent of the school. PROPOSED ALTERATION OF POLLING DIS- TRICTS.—Sir H. M. Jacksoii, Bart., and Mr G. H. Llewellyn, solicitor, Newport, the commissioners appointed by the County Council, sat at the Town Hall on Tuesday morning to consider an application to alter local polling districts. In addition to the commissioners there were pre- sent—Messrs H. Stafford Gustard (deputy-clerk of the Council), W. Tanner (county surveyor), W. Sandbrook, D. Jones, G. H. Daniel, D. Reid, Henry Thomas, and H. H. Haden.—Mr Daniel explained the boundaries by an Ordnance map, and stated in effect that it was their wish and the wish of the voters thselves to add a por- tion of Southern Abersychan—embracing the Tranch, Cefnycrib, and Hafodyrynys—to the Pontypool Local Board polling district. By this means it was proposed to add 398 voters to the Pontypool polling district, making the total in that district 1,667.—After hearing other evidence, Sir Henry Jackson remarked that the mischief had been that Pontypool did not increase its Local Board area in time.—The commissioners then considered an application to alter the poll- ing district for the parish of Llanfrechfa Upper. It was pointed out that some time ago Alderman Parfitt asked that a polling booth should be placed at Pontnewydd, and in case of an elec- tion voters from Griffithstown would have to go to Pontnewydd to vote.-Sir Henry Jackson remarked that he was not surprised at the agita- tion in the matter, and anything they could do to enable Griffithstown voters to vote at Grif- fithstown they would do. The other matter- that of the Pontypool district—they would have to allew to go in the natural course of things.— Mr Haden having been instructed to prepare the Griffithstown lists on the amended lines Mr Sandbrook moved a vote of thanks to Sir H. M. Jackson, Mr Llewellyn, and Mr Gustard for their kindness and courtesy in holding the in- quiry.—Councillor p. Jones seconded and the proposition was earned unanimously.—Sir Henry Jackson thanked those present for their compli- mentary observations. He was not quite sure, however, whether it would not have oeen wiser on the part of k' r Sand brook to postpone the vote of thanks until he had heard their report. (Laughter.)—The inquiry then terminated.
ABERSYCHAN. THE ABERSYCHAN ADULT BIBLE CLASS.—On Monday, a tea was provided by the president, Mr W. B. Witchell, on bis lawn at Brynderwen, and was partaken of by a large number of people, who afterwards enjoyed various sports. In the evening an entertainment was given in the tennis court, Mr Witchell presiding. The fol- lowing was the programme -—Address by the Chairman; solo, Miss Bridle recitation, Master Bertie Selway address, Mr Edwin Jones song, Mr Enoch Davies address, Mr Frank Smith solo, Miss Celia Evans; duet Messrs Cleaves and Rousell; recitation, Mr Morgan Lewis solo, Mr Leyshon Davies address MrGeo. Henshan, of Sandbach, Cheshire, who, although 80 years of age, delivered a most practical address full of pathos and encouragement, interesting and in- structive, and all present were delighted with the manner in which he acquitted himself song, Mr W. Rousell; song, ffr £ ey&hon Davies recitation, Mr Morgan Lewis. The accompanist was Miss Minnie Jones, and the conductor Mr W. Weaver. Thanks were proposed, -seconded, and supported by Messrs Thomas Jones, Fred Orlor, and Levi Rogers. The treat was one that cannot soon be forgotten, and those present hope tp have a-similar ene at an early date. ¡ SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY—The Noddfa Sunday School anniversary was held on Sunday ,and Monday last, under most favourable circum- stances as to weather and attendance, and not- withstanding the recent slackness of trade the (receipts for the school fund were more than fully sustained, and exceeded the most sanguine expectations. On Sunday three services were held, when a goodly namber of «k1 table recita- tions and dialogues ware given by some of the teachers and scholars, who had been diligently trained by Mr W. Green, the superintendent. The juvenile choir, un<fter the leadership of Mr Edmund Hughes, mang .their select hymns with gseat acceptance. The cchapel choir also sang special hymn tunes and lour fine anthems with mere than usual vigour and in excellent style, led Jay Mr R. Protheroe. Messrs W- t.Chard 'and G. itLewis did their work .admirably, the former being accompanist to the suvenile cheir, and the latter organist-of the adult choir. The morning and.evening services were presided ewer by the pastor, who delivered shoot addresses >on model teaehers, scholars, and Chjsstian converts." The afternoon service was conducted by Mr P. M. Jenkins, who steongly appealed for moce aggres- sive work in face of modern temptations to entrap the young. On Moaaa}', the school met at 2 o'clock to focm a short s»rocession previous to the enjoymeiac of their acnual tea. Having marched through Abersychan on Sunday morn- ing, thep now visiaed Ta'iy wak and The British, and by the time they re uri>e,d they were ready for the sgood and ;ample provisions made for .them. All the frietzds who took part in making ;and serving out the tea are worthy of praise for the promptitude and energy they displayed. In the evening, under tkn presidency of the pastor, a very superior literary and musical entertain- ment was gewen to a fo-ii house act withstanding tne dttriictiftittii of outdoor amuseinents.
A BKRTIJjLERY- CLERICAL PREFERMENT. The Rev D. 0# Evans, incumbent of Cwmtillery, ill, we learn, about to leave for Manchester. He has accepted a curacy under Dr Marshals at the Church of St. John the Bapti?t in that city. During the four years be resided kj Abertillery he was a very energetic minister &nd did much to popularise the Established Chuarch at Abertillery. His many friends will pleased to hear of his advancement.
I ABERBEEG. ANNIVERSARY.—Most successful anniversary services were held by the Primitive Methodist body en Sunday. Acting on the experience gained on previous occasions—that their chapel does not afford sufficient accommodation for their patrons—the deacons, aided by the kindness of the Rev James Hughes, rector, secured the use of the Board Schools for the day. The preacher at the morning, afternoon, and evening services was Mr Mark Warns, Ebbw Vale, who fully merited the large congregations that assembled to hear him. The choir, under the leadership of Mr D. Edwards, with Mr Joseph Williams as accompanist, shewed a marked improvement on the singing of previous years. Those who recited during the day also deserve a word of praise. On Monday the usual treat was given to the Sunday School children connected with the chapel, and its success might best be guaged by the fact that something like 300 visitors presented themselves to keep company I' with the little ones around a most plentiful table.
ABERCAITN. SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr Savergar, veterinary surgeon to the Newport and Abercarn Coal Company, Abercarn, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon. He had been in a weak state for seme time past, but was, so recently as Friday, out attending to his duties. FATAL ACCIDENT.—We regret to record that Mr Robert Ash, of Railway-terrace, died on Saturday morning in consequence of an injury which he received on the 25th ult., at Celynen Colliery. An inquest was beld on Menday by Mr M. Roberts Jones (coroner). Mr Bain (Inspector ef Mines) and Mr Green (manager, Celynen) were present. Wm. Bowen and Thos. Smith, timbermen, stated that Ash was found knocked down by a tram which Smith bad failed to sprag. It was not thought at the time that the accident would terminate fatally. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. Deceased was 56 years of age, very highly respected, and much sympathy is felt for his widow and son. OPENING OF A GOSPEL TENT. The promo- ters of the Forward Movement on Saturday evening last commenced services in a commo- dious tent erected upon the site of the old lime- kilns. During the week previous, willing bands worked in the erection, fixing seats, &c., giving a day's work gratis. Mr Aaron Strong, superin- tended, and Evangelist D. Evans was also pro- minent. On Saturday evening, the Boys' Bri- gade, headed by Evangelist Evans, Capt. Strong, and Lieut. Beecham, marched to the Market- square, and crowds followed, the result being one of the largest meetings ever held in the Square. The Rev John Pugh, of Cardiff, preached a powerful sermon on The Prodigal Son." A deep impression was made. During Sunday's service the tent was crowded. The preachers were-The Rev John Pugh, Evan- gelists D. Evans (who has taken charge at Aber- carn), and Harris, Nantymoel. The meetings have been attended largely by the class whom they are designed to meet, i.e., those who do not attend church or chapel, together with a large number of children. We noticed several office- bearers and other members of the different churches of the place present, shewing their sympathy with the movement. Meetings were held every evening this week. On Monday even- ing, Evangelist D. Evans officiated, and on Tues- day the Rev John Evans, Abercam. Mrs Evans and Miss M. R. Pryce very kindly presided over the harmonium at the services, and Miss Phillips, Risca, sang a solo effectively on Sunday after- noon. Several have professed conversion at the meetings, and this has cheered the promoters of the good work, and doubtless is an augury of much good to be done.
BLACKWOOD. TEA PARTY AND CONCERT AT JERUSALEM CHAPEL.—On Monday a most successful gather- ing took place at Blackwood in connection with the above cause. A very large number partook of tea and in the evening at the Drill Hall a grand concert was held Mr David Beddoe presiding. The following took part:—Songs, Miss Williams, Pengam Miss Lewis, Ynysybwl Miss M. E.' Hughes, Blackwood; Kev D. Rees, Blackwood and Mr John Hepkin; pianoforte solo, Miss Williams, Cwmdows, and Miss Hughes, Black- wood; Mr Willie Hughes was accompanist. Everything passed off in capital style.
BLÂENA.VO!f LION STREET CONGREGATIONAL OHUFJM- The anniversary of the above was held last Sunday, when the Rev J. James, of Staple ton- road Chapel, Bristol, preached three able ser- mons to good corgregatiom. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL.—The anni- versary was held on Sunday. The morning preacher was the Rev W. Rees (Baptist), and in the afternoon and evening the pastor (the Rev A. J. Smith). The discourses all day were very earnest and beneficial. The choir did their part well under tne leadership of Mr W. Hardwicke. The evening's attendance was much larger than at the two former services. The proceeds of the day realised over III, which was considered good in the depressed state of trade. BAPTIST CHuncu, FORGE SIDE.—A memorial service was held here on Sunday evening last, when the pastor, the Rev J. Tucker, preached a most appropriate sermon in reference to the late Mrs Bevan and Mrs Kenwin, both of whom were members of this church. The chapel was packed with an attentive and sympathetic congregation. —On Monday evening an entertainment was held in the chapel, the .pastor presiding. The accom- paniments were played by Mrs A. Coombs, and Miss L Coombs. The following programme was very creditably rendered, the audience evincing their appreciation in a most marked manner Overture, Miss M. Prosser recitation, Miss E. Evans songj Mr W. Williams; song, Mr S. Joseph reading, the Chairman song. Miss A. Coombs; selection, "Fairy Bells," Mr W. H. Barry; song (Welsh), Mr S. Joseph recitation, Miss M. Evans song, Mr Griffiths selection, "Fairy Bells," Mr W. H. Barry song, U My lost doll," Miss L. Coombs; song, Miss A. Coombs; song, Mr W. Williams. Votes of thasuks to the accompanists, the helpers, and the chairman having been passed, the singing of the National Anthem brought a very pleasant even- ing to a close. TEA AND LECTURE.-—On Monday afternoon, the Primitive Methodists held their annual tea meeting in the Schoolroom. About.300 persons sat down to an excellent tea, which was well served by the ladies connected with the church. The cake was supplied by Mr J. Daniels, con- fectioner and grocer. After tea, the Rev A. J. Smith,!pastor, gave his popular lecture on Maori Lamd" (New Zealand), which was very interest- ing. The lecturer, having travelled many years in that part, was well able to describe the dif- ferent objects of interest. The lecture occupied an hour and a half in delivery, and was often applauded. Some diagrams illustrating the lec- ture were placed around the front of the gallery and oestrum, and some articles brought from the burning mountains attracted much attention. The syllabus of the lecture was as follows Disco-very Captain Cook Tasmania Massacre Bay; Why Brighter Britain ? Climate Scenery Trees Soil; Wonderland Hot springs Gey- sers Earthquakes Mount Tarawera onifire A terrible night Touching scenes at Wairoa Scene of'devastation Rotorua Sanatorium Ohi- nematzn.; A love story Bush life Missionary trials and triumphs Class of colonists wanted, &c., &c. At the close, a hearty vote of thanks 'was given to the lecturer, and was supported by Mr Clook. Mr W. Hardwicke sang two solos during the evening with good taste and effect. Mr W. Dando, chapel organist, accompanied in good style. Mr Isaac Prosser, treasurer, ably filled his post as chairman. The singing of the Doxology brought a very enjoyable evening to a close. The attendance was good. The proceeds are for the chapel funds. FUNERAL.—The mortal remains of the late 1 lamented Mr .Jenkin Jeaakias, of the Crown I Hotel, Ba:oad-etreet, whose death we announced in our last issue, were consigned to their last resting-place on Thursday afternoon, the 8th inst., the interment being ki the family grave at Ebenezer Cemetery. The funeral was a public one, and, the deceased gentleman being an old resident of the town and highly respected, was large and representative. Amongst those present we noticed:—Messrs H. Bew (mill manager), Walter Davies, Benjamin Pritehard, and James Jones (rollers), E. jLerton (Bessemer), H. Archer (hairdresser), W. H. Madge (Victoria Hotel), John Barwell (White Hart Hotel), Edmund Morris (Rolling Mill), J. Morris (Castle Hotel), James Orchard (Winning Horse), M. M. Edwards (Foresters Arms), J. Watkins (Rock and Foun- tain), Wm. Edmunds (Belle Vue), J. Roger Jones (Rifleman's Arms), together with a large number of the members and congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (where deceased was a constant attendant prior to his illness), and many other intimate friends and acquaintances. After a short service at the house, conducted in an impressive manner by the Rev W. Rees (Broad- street Baptist Chapel), and the singing of a hymn outside, the solemn procession commenced the mournful mission. The cortege was headed by the members of the Foresters' and Philanthropic lodges, held respectively at the White Hart and Winning Horse, who mustered very strongly on the occasion. The mourners who followed the body comprised Messrs Wm. Jenkins, Dowlais (brother); Wm. Jenkins, Pontnewynydd Board Schools (nephew); Osborne Davies, Merthyr (cousin); William Davies and James Davies (brothers-in-law), and their two sons Alfred I Archer (son-in-law), and others. The coffin was of polished oak, with heavy mountings, and bore the simple inscription: "Jenkin Jenkins, died June 5th, 1893, aged 48 years "—Mr John Morgan, architect and contractor, was the undertaker. In deference to the express desire of the deceased, no wreaths were deposited on the coffin, but several having been presented by relatives and friends, they were placed upon the grave after the interment. At the cemetery the closing rites and solemnities were feelingly per- formed by the Rev Wm. Rees and the officials of the friendly societies on behalf of their lodges. Such was the last tribute of respect shewn to a devoted husband, a kind and indulgent father, and a sincere and sympathetic friend. Much sympathy is expressed with the bereaved family in their d and poignant grief.
I IRLAINAL. PROPOSED RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION.— A meeting of ratepayers and householders was held for the purpose of forming a ratepayers' associa- tion at Blaina. Mr J. W. Barry acted as secre- tary (pro tem.) The code of rules drawn up at a previous meeting were adopted. The election of officers was next proceeded with :—President, Mr J. P. D. Williams vice-presidents, Messrs. T. Protheroe, W. Parry, G. Bennett, J. Bainton, W. GegsoB, and E. P. Jones: Council, Messrs E. Griffiths, W. Meyrick. J. Pope, T. Huggins, D. Williams, B. James, J. Price, W. Slaughter, J. Johnson, T. D. Thomas, Edmund Evans, T. H. Jones, T. Drew, Evan Evans, J. Williams (builder). Mr J. W. Parry was elected secretary, and Mr John Dakers, treasurer. Mr Rutherford and Mr Caleb Lewis were elected auditors. A large number of members were enrolled.
BR YN M AW R. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—We regret to record the death of Mrs Elizabeth Davies, better known as Mrs Gimblett, an old inhabitant of Brynmawr, who died at her residence, 48 Glamorgan-street, after a short but painful ill- ness on Friday evening last, in the 61st year of her age. Deceased was well known and widely respected, and leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss; one of whom is the well- known Baptist minister of Merthyr, the Rev J. Gimblett. The interment took place on Wed- nesday at Brynmawr Cemetery. WANTED—A STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE.— At a public meeting of ratepayers, held at Bryn- mawr, on Monday evening last, Mr T. G. Powell, C.C., who presided, mentioned the episode at the police court, with regard to the appointment of a Stipendiary magistrate, and put it to the meet- ing whether or not a stipendiary should be appointed. Stipendiary North, of Merthyr, he stated, would be able to visit the town once a fortnight, which would mean something like iioo per annum. The meeting unanimously affimed the appointment of a stipendiary. THE PROPOSED NEW MARKET.—Mr Thomas Codrington, M. Inst. C.E., held an inquiry on Tuesday in connection with the application of the Local Board to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow 92,bW for the purpose of providing a wholesale market. — Mr John Thomas, clerk to the Local Board, said the period for which it was proposed to borrow the money was 30 years. A lease for 60 years had been obtained from his Grace the Duke of Beau- fort at an annual rental of ilO 10s. Mr E. A. Johnson, architect, Newport, submitted plans of the building, and estimated that ;C2,5W would cover the entire cost. Mr William Roberts, chairman of the Local Board, then presented several reasons in favour of the proposal, and Mr W. J. Tong, auctioneer, introduced a deputation, appointed at a public meeting of ratepayers the previous evening, to support the Board at the inquiry. There was no opposition, and, in answer to Mr W. Roberts, the commissioner said he saw no reason why the work should not be commenced.
CWMBRAN. FIRE BRIGADE STATION. The new Fire Brigade Station will be opened on Friday the 24th inst. by Mrs F. W. Rafarel. After the opening ceremony, the Brigade, under the com- mand of Capt. W. E. C. Murphy, will go through a series of manoeuvres.
CAERLEON. SPECIAL SERVICES.—At the Baptist Chapel, Caerleon (the Rev D. Beavan Jones, pastor), on Sunday, special services were held in connection with the Sunday School, when the Rev Principal Edwards, B.A., D.D., of Pontypool college, preached in the morning and evening, and the Rev J. Glyn Davies, of Newport (Presbyterian) officiated at the afternoon service. The children and choir had been specially trained for the occasion by Miss Miles (organist), and appropriate hymns were sung by them at each service. The attendance throughout the day was excellent, particularly in the evening, when the chapel was crowded, and the appeals made on behalf of the Sunday School funds were liberally responded to.
EBBW VALE. SUCCESS OF A WELSH SINGER.-Miss S. M. Lewis, R.A.M., continues to meet with success at the Academy. She hasv won the bronze and silver medals, and Dr Mackenzie has further dis- tinguished her by selecting her as first soprano in Dvorak's Mass in Dt^pt&or, which will be per- formed at St James's Hall on Monday next. Miss Lewis is a daughter of Mr John Lewis, mill manager, and is a niece of Mr Meth. Lewis, the once famous conductor.
NEWBRIDGE. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—At the last meeting of this Chamber the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:—Chairman, Mr L. Thomas; vice-chairman, Mr W. Price; secretary, Mr G. W. Stocker (re-elected); treasurer, Mr M.Hugbes (re-elected).
NEWPORT. CAPTURE OF A STURGEOX.—A very fine sturgeon, weighing 1331b. and measuring 6ft. 6in. from nose to tail, was caught on Tuesday morn- ing by some fisherman in the River Usk between Newport and Caerleon. The huge fish was taken to Messrs Fennell's shop at Newport whilst still alive, and attracted a good deal of interest whilst it was displayed there. A suggestio n has been made that it should be sent to H.R H. the Duke of York. A BOON FOR MAINI)EP,On Saturday after- noon an automatic stamp machine was placed outside the premises of Mr William Watkins, Chepstow-road, Newport. This machine will, on receipt of one penny, give anyone a memorandum book, envelope, and a penny postage stamp at any hour of the day or night. This, with the additional clearance of letters at 11.30 p.m. which will shortly come into force at Maindee, will certainly be a great boon to the inhabitants of this growing suburb. 1
PONTN EWYNYDD. NEW WESLEYAN SCHOOLROOM.—A report of the memorial stone laying in connection with the above will be found on page 8. THE ANNIVERSARY in connection with Ebenezer Congregational Church took place on Sunday aud Monday last. Sermons were de- livered during the several services on Sunday by the Revs W. Charles, B.A., of Rhymney, and D. Phillips, the pastor of the church; also on Mon- day evening by the Rev J. Ll. Jones, of Aber- sychan (English), and the Rev W. Charles (in Welsh). The attendance at the morning and afternoon Sunday services was not equal to those of former years, but the evening service was mn I well attended. The sermons throughout were practical and edifying, and the collections, de,,ipite the depressed circumstances, realised nearly the I Esual amount.
RISC A. A DRUKKEN TRAMP.—On Monday a tramp, named David Pulien. was fined 5s or seven days, at the Newport County Police Office, for being drunk and disorderly at. Risca on Saturday night. tie took the seven days. OCTING.-Favoured with" Queen"s weather," the members of Miss J. Hall's Bible class held 1Fi fourth summer outing on Monday. Raglan Castle being chosen as the place for visiting. Accompanied by the Vicar, the Curate. Mr Geo. Wilkinson, Mr E. Lewis, Mr W. Howell (Pontv- mister), Miss Annie Hall, and their conductor, the party, numbering 50, arrived after a pleasant journey at Raglan Castle at noon. Dinner was presided over by the vicar, and was fully appre- ciated. After dinner the oartv adiourned to a room in one of the towers, and there a most interesting event took place, viz., the presenta- tion of a clock to Mr John and Mrs Winstone as a wedding present. Here again the Vicar opened the meeting by a few well chosen remarks, after which he called upon any one present to say a few remarks, of which one member took advantage.—Mr E. Lewis and Mr W. Howell also addresed the meeting, after which the Vicar called upon Miss J. Hall to present the clock. Mr J. Winstone, responding, thanked the donors most heartily for their kindness. The party dispersed for games, and were again called to tea at 5 p.m. Mr F. F. Bratehell moved a vote of thanks to the caterer (Mr Harry Davies, Great Western Railway Tavern, Newport) for excellent meals he had put before the party. This was seconded by Mr H. Gay, and supported by the Vicar, and heartily carried. The party entered the brakes about 6.30., and home was reached, via Pontj'pool and Crumlin, about 11 p.m.
TALYWAIN. SAD ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday last a collier named Ernest Davies whilst working at the Now Slope belonging to Messrs J. Vipond and Co. was instantaneously killed by the fall of a stone from the top. Mr George Kinsbury (father-in- law) discovered the accident and called for aid. The body was immediately extricated and car- ried to his home at Talywain. Deceased was a young married man and much respected. His wife was ill in bed at the time of the accident, having been confined only a week to the day, which makes the case more distressing. Deceased was a member of the Miners' Permanent Provi- dent Society. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR M. WILLIAM s.-The mortal remains of the late Mr Moses Williams, michineman, were interred on Wednesday after- noon, the 7th inst., at Ebenezer burial-ground, and the funeral was attended by a large Dumber of friends of the deceased, including Messrs h. Llewelyn, L. W. Lleweiyn, J. Evans, &c. Prior to rising, the Ebenezer choir sang the old Welsh hymn, Yn y dyffroedd maur ar-tonau." The funeral service was conducted by the pastor (the Rev N. Phillips) in a very solemn and im- Eressive manner. Tbe coffin was covered with eautiful wreaths sent by various friends. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr T. James, High-street, Abersychan.-Mr Williams was of a kind and genial disposition, and was beloved by all with whom he came in contact. Great sympathy is felt for the widow and the four little fatherless children.
UPPER CWMBRAN. BETHEL CHAPEL.—On Sunday evening last a temperance sermon was prdached at the \ibove chapel by the pastor (T. Illtyd James). The service was conducted in connection with the- grand demonstration anticipated on Saturday next at Lower Cwmbran and Pontnewydd. At the close of the service a temperance meeting was held, presided over by Mr C. Lang. Speakers -Mr W. Wheeler, and others. May much good accrue from the ardent labours of all Band of Hope workers in the district.
USK. LOCAL BOARD.—Mr C. Voyce presided at the monthly meeting on Wednesday week, when Dr Campbell (medical officer) reportedthat in 1892 there had been 24 deaths of residents and two of outsiders, and 48 births. In his monthly report he dealt with the question of diphtheria, and stated the inspector (Mr T. Rees, jun.) had given directions and warnings as to disinfection and isolation, but measures of this sort would not stamp out an epidemic. The notification of infectious diseases should be made compulsory to effectively deal with the matter.—Mr Mundy gave notice that he would move a resolution at the next meeting with regard to the lighting of the town.
VARTEG. COLLIERY ENTERPRISE.—On Thursday week, a large party of mining engineers and visitors, representing leading firms of South Wales and Monmouthshire, visited Messrs Vipond & Co.'s collieries, Varteg, for the purpose of inspecting a new and powerful electric plant which has been recently laid down for pumping purposes at their lowest pumping station. The party having been conducted over by Mr J. Brace, manager, expressed great satisfaction with the plant. The pump is a three-throw, and capable of thorwing from 2 to 3 tons of water per minute, taking, at this rate, 4 to 5 hours to dis- pose of the accumulation of water of 24 hours. The power transmitted is 80 per cent. of that produced at the boilers. This plant, which was supplied by Messrs Stephens, Cskside Works, Newport, and Howells, Llanelly, is one of the most powerful in South Wales. We are glad to state that in spite of the recent bad time this Company continues to hold its own and keep in the forefront of similar enterprizes.
ABERCARN SWEETS AND BITTERS. ';2 Salvation Army; band of evangelists Boys' Brigade ,• green peas and ice cream standing^ break full of cricketers hearse and two mourn'-1- ing coaches three dog fights, and two Christian ditto add these together, divide in half, then multiply by two, and the product will be the price' of Abercarn on Saturday last. Some of the good people of the Cottages are complaining that although the police station is just at the bottom of the hill, they never see a policeman up in their quarters-and the youngsters are not a whit better than those in other parts of the village. The spirit of mischief has tempted, successfully, to many a damaging act to walls, hedges, &c., and owners of property justly complain that the cottages are not included m the constable's beat. I learn that the testimonial which is to be pre- sented to Baron Profumo by our friends the aggressive—I apologise, I should say the pro- gressive-party, is to take the shape of an album of 50 large views of South Monmouthshire. Now I question the good taste of the committee very much. I can scarcely think that it will be a stingless pleasure for the "Baron" to look through those pictures. He fought a hard battle, and did all he knew how to win, we know, but after all he lost, and the blow was a very keen one indeed. Wherefore probe the wound"? Why not allow time, the great healer of all things, to cure the sore ? It: Fancy the Baron showing his album to some of his friends, and pointing out the different views, explaining them as be goes on. For instance This is one part of the road at New- bridge, where the Baroness waved the hand- kerchief and where I brandished the red parasoL and where lads rushed up and down on red bicycles, &c., &c., &c. This is the Crowa Inn, Abercarn, from the windows of which I shouted to the people, and told them of the good things I would do for them after the glorious victory had been woa (for I had no doubt in my mind of the result.") A few reminiscences like this and the Baron will be quarrelling with his bat. -4 ——— 31 This album of views I care not to peruse, For its beauty is simply external: Its immaculate shell I may never repel, But I must draw the line at the kernel. EYEBRIGH^,
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