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THE VICAR- OF GLYNTAF AND…
THE VICAR- OF GLYNTAF AND THE BLUE RIBBON MOVEMENT. H LETTERS AND SPEECHES. » 1.1-OWI • A paragraph which appeard in Monday's Western Mail stating that the Rev. S. R. Jones, vicar of Glyntaf, had on Sunday preached against the Blue Ribbon movement, that he condemned the practice of putting reformed drunkards to speak on tem- perance, &c., gave rise to considerable discussion in the town and neighbourhood. On Monday afternoon we received the following communication: — SIB,— Being an old reader of Sermons, and an older listener, I was much pleased to see the announcementsome weeks ago, that we were soon to have the gratification of reading in the Chronicle a few of those sermons delivered in our local •pulpits. Much as I regretted that you bad not seen your way clear to open your columns for this purpose weeks ago, that regrétwaS. much intensified upon reading in the pages of one of your daily contem- poraries that the Vicar of Glyntaff had yesterday thought proper to give his hearers a discourse on Temperance. As I do not think it is wise to t depend solely upon newspaper reports when a great authority speaks upon any question of impor- tance, I will for to-dfty content myself with asking whether what? appears in to-day's Western Mail, as the expression of our Vicar's opinion upon the work which, has been carried on in our midst during the last few weeks, is correct or not? Willour Vicar Limself reply; or are we to depend merely upon the evidence of those who were so entranced with the preachers' outbursts of oratory and indignation, that for the moment they did not know what our vicar was likely to do next. I am yours truly, Jan. 30th, lssa; CAMERON. At the Blue Ribbon meeting at Sardis, on Tues. day evening, The Rev. W. I. Morris said: I have heard during the past two'days of three or four strange things that had been mentioned in one of the pulpits of this town. The first was a definition of the "temperance" of the Bible Now, I maintain that the "temperance" of the Bible means total ab- stinence from all that is injurious, and a moderate use of that which is beneficial. (Cheers). I have also heard from the same authority that in the same place on Sunday it was said that it was wrong to put reclaimed drunkards to speak to others on temperance. If that principle had been carried out we should have had no Gough, no Booth, or others like them. (Applause). Why? Because they were reformed drunkards. (Loud cheers). If such principles were carried out we should not have allowed those grand temperance refotmers to ascend a platform to speak to their fellow-men of the evils of intemperance, to give their own ex- perience, and to give to the temperance cause their Support. (Applause). If that principle were carried out no sinner should be allowed to preach the goepel, and even the gentleman who made use of thn expressions I am now alluding to should not have taken to the work; and it was one of the greatest blunders imaginable to have called the Apostle Paul, himself the chief of sinners," to preach. (Loud applause). We should not be allowed to utilise the talents and the vo ces of hearty, healthy, eloquent men to take up arms against our foe; they are not to give us a helping hand. Really, I cannot allow such a statement to pass without protesting against the conduct of anyone who tries to stigmatise a cause in such a manner. (Hear, hear, and applause). then, the same speaker said that none should sign the pledge but drunkards. Well, who is to take the lead ? kLet those who said do so start a moderation (society, and they would probably want abstainers ■to aid them out of their difficulty, for the very "members of such an organization might ultimately get drunk themselves. (Laughter). But, I am not willing that any pulpit in Pontypridd, or indeed in Wales, should promulgate such ideas. (Hear, hear). The pulpits of Pontypridd in thepast had bef-ll healthy in doctrine; but if such doctrines as those were preached we should only keep the drun- kards down. We will ask drunkards, if we can get them to become sober men, to preach sobriety, and so long as we have pulpits and temperance plat- forms to contradict such remarks, such declamations against our cause shall not escape our notice and our emphatic protest. (Loud applause). And w- will send back our reply that we think that the gentleman who spoke those words should blush to think of the un-Christian expressions he made use of. (Prolonged cheering.) We have our pulpits and we have our platforms), and we are going forward, and it anyone thrusts himself before the machinery he had better look out lest he be crushed by the wheels. (Applause). I am glad that we have with us reclaimed drunkards, and it seems to me that seeing one who was branded the deepest, perhaps, and stigmatised by the gentleman, whom I have referred to, after eighteen monibs' trial of total abstinence stand faithful and true, and doing his utmost to bring other drunkards to paths of sobriety, is in itself a temperance speech powerful enough to electrify a whole audience. (Loud cheers) On Thursday morning the following appeared in the Western Mail from the Vicar :— In yesterday's issue of your pap r, you state that, in a sermon preached by me on Sunday last, at St. Catherine's Chureh, Pontypridd, I referred to the Blue Ribbon movement." Permit me to inform you and your readlrs that I have never in my life made any public allusion whatever to the above movement, either in a sermon or otherwise. You also state that I condemned the practice of employing men who had been drunkards to speak on tempiranee;" and, at the same time, that I submitted that none but drunkards should join the movement.' Now, cnn anyone for a moment believe it possible for any man possessed of ordinary common sense to have given utterence to such an absurd sentiment ? I never eaid anything so contradictory and inconsistent with reason. Whilst I explained that the word temperance, which occurred in my text, did not necessarily mean total-abstinence, but self- government, self-restraint in all things, I took particular care to say, more than once, in the course of my remarks that I had not a word to say against total- abstinence. Nay, I strongly urged it as a duty, and as the only path of safety for those who feel the slightest tendency to excessive drinking. But I added that I could not join total abstainers in their condemnation of sober people who bad never been drunk in their life, for declining to sign the pledge of total abstinence. I consider that it borders upon impudence for a man who has spent the best part of his life, perhaps, in the gutters of intoxication to lecture and severely condemn those who have never been guilty of excessive drinking if they respectfully demur to submit to their demand to put on the strait jacket of total abstinence. By all means let reformed drunkards speak on the subject; no persons have a better right to do so in my opinion, but let them exercise a little decency and discretion, and confine their arguments and labours to drunkards. Possibly they may do more good among that class than those who do not know by personal experience what excessive drinking is. But if temperate people are to be won over to the side of total abstinence, I feel satisfied that reformed drunkards, however sincere and eloquent, are not the persons to do it."
For Would-be Conversationalists. — In promulgat- ing your esoteric cogitations or articulating superficial xentimentalities and philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversation possess a clarified conciseness, compact comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all con- glomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babble- ment, and asinine affectations. Let your extempo- raneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombaat. Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity, ventnloquial verbosity, and volutive vapidity. Shun double-entendres, prurient jocosity, and pestiferous profanity, apparent or non- apparent. In other words, talk plainly, naturally, sensiblyL truthfully, purely, and don tyse big words. A premium of £ 500 has been offered by Mr. Ellis Lever, of Manchester, for the best system of electric lighting for mines. Two men named ^.Thomas Potts and Benjamin 0. Williamson, who are alleged to have caused the death of an old woman by knocking her down while recklessly driving through the streets of Sunderland, have been committed for trial for manslaughter. During the gale of Friday, as Mr. Lamb, a Pres- ton contractor, was standing near St. Matthew anew church, which he was erecting, a beam was blown from the roef. It struck him on the head, fracturing hu, skull and •ausing,death in a few minutes. .1
SCARLET FEVER IN THE RHONDDA…
SCARLET FEVER IN THE RHONDDA YALLEYS. -lf 1 r,r,n dfu«i T LETTER BY DR. MORGAN, CARDIFF. To the Editor of the Pontypridd Chronicle. SIR,—In a leaderette which appeared in your last week's issue and a report of the Ystradyfociwg Local Board of the same date, it appears that in consequence of an extensive and virulent out-break of scarlatina in the populous valley of the Rhon'dda and its surrounding districts, it has been deepped advisable by the Medical Officer of Health to issue- instructions for the immediate closure of all schools and various places of Worship as well. It is further stated that the death role varies consider- ably in different districts, but Trealaw, Treherbbrt and Mardy, giving up to the King of terrors, whole families, and in addition from 25 to 33 per cent. At Treorky also the epidemic seems to h4ve assumed a still more malignant and fatal form,. and the patients, after lingering long, dying frpm> throat mischief, doubtless a form of diphtheretic, or malignant sore throat. That a disease like scarlet fever generally so mildiu form, and so amenable to treatment, that many a fond and anxious mother has conducted her little ones safely through the usual stages of the disorder with the aid of a few simple nostrums, should assume such a viscious and malignant character, and present so terrible a death role as to compel the Medical Officer of Health, nolens volens to issue the edict he did as announced in your journal, is so startling that we may well pause and hesitate in giving an opinion, till more concise information is forthcoming. It may however be as the records ot history, and vital statistics" fully attest that that malignant and plague-like form of "scarlatina" which is now converting the once smiling and happy valley of the Rhondda into a huge sepulchre, and a valley of death, might have originated, or, become aggra- vated, by some mysterious convulsions of Nature, or, by the esoape of poisonous gases from old cesspools, culverts, and long-abandoned sewers or, again, by the re-opening of graves long, or, recently tenanted by the remains of those who had died from the same disease. For we have ample proofs that the disturbance of old graveyards, the overcrowding of bodies in the same receptacle, and the re-opening of such, has disseminated the disease from which they died far and wide with the most deadly effects. But it is not my intention at the present time nor have I a desire, did space allow, to indulge in any speculative, or, theoretical views as to the fons et origo of this, or, indeed of any other epidemic disease, beyond the simple facts related; but simply to direct thb serious attention of the public, as well as those members of the medical profession who from various causes coupled with the laborious duties of daily life, are debarred from studying more fully those laws of Nature,-General hygiene, sanitary improvements, preventive, prophylactic, or, substitutive medicine, of which the late Dr. William Budd, of Bristol, was so ardent a pioneer, and brilliant an expounder. It is tersely said that a knowledge of any disease is half its cure, true and it is further remarked that prevention is better than any cure, true also. By Prophylactic, Preventive, or Substitutive Medicine, is understood, that law in Nature that no two diseases of a similar kind can occupy the same part of the body at one and the same time:-One must yield priority to the other. If then a properly selected •' Prophylactic" is administered to a person in health, it so fortifies ihe system by its own inherent properties as to repel with indignation, and all the vis natural a similarly invading enemy. Let us briefly illustrate this, the first fundamental law in Nature, (self pr, seivation) by a few practical and evidential facts :— Firstly,—" Vital Statistics" and the experience r of thousands of physicians in all parts of the world, from the time ot its discovery by Jenner, prove that the transfer of a particle of lymph from the cow to a human being, so small, as not to exceed in size, a millet seed, or, the much ridiculed Homoeopathic Globule, and yet so powerful as to render the frame work of the most powerful man, or the fragile form of the most delicate infant a tower of strength and an impregnable fortress against the repeated assaults of a similarly invading enemy-" The Small Pox." Secondly,—The Asiatic Cholera, is effectually kept at bay, by the timely administration of a preparation of Camphor, Copper, Arsenic or Hellebore, and it is a remarkable fact that those who work in Copper Mines and Copper Works are almost proof against the. disease. Thirdly,-The Disulphate of Quinine taken at certain, intervals will more or less effectually protect the system from intermittent and remittent fevers, as fully testified by those great travellers Livingstone, Stanley, Cameron, and a host of physicians. Fourthly,-The Yellow Fever of the West Indies and Southern States of America is not only quickly cured by the Eucalyptus Globulus, and, the Trigonochephnlus Lachesis, but is moreover effectually prevented from invading the healthy body by the timely administration of the former remarkable medicine. Fifthly,—A short course of a mild mercurial preparation will protect the system from the infection of a disease so loathsome and hideous in its results, as to have cailed forth from the legis- latures of this and other countries stringent measures for its suppression. Sixth,—that terrible disease, diphtheria which has hitherto claimed for its death role as many victims as the cholera of the Indian Jrngles, or the plague of the Levant, is to be prevented by the timely application to the throat of Permanganate of Potash, Carbolic Acid, Ter«bene, or Thymol, in the form of Gargle, Inhalent or Spray, with the administration of Belladonna and Bin.Iodide of Mercury careful diet, and strict hygienic rules. Seventhly,—That terrible plague-spot, Hydro- phobia, which has hitherto baffled the skill of the representatives of medicine in all cowntries and all ages, is radically cured by potent doses of "Datura Stramonium" in the hands of those untutored savages who inhabit some of the Islands of the Indian Archepelego; whilst the same drug, if we might judge from its pathogenetic effects on the body in health, would doubtless prove a. powerful prophylactic as well. Eightly,-That equally terrible disease, and quite as implacable to the ordinary science of medicine- Tetanus, or Lockjaw," is, on the authority of Dr. Richard Shomburgk of the Botanical Gardens, Adelaide, quickly and effectually cured by the famous arrow poison of the South American Indians, known as urari, curari, or woorali. So even this terrible drug has its medicinal uses, and according to the same authority, cures both Lockjaw, and Hydrophobia. Ninthly,—About twelve months ago a virulent form of Measles broke out in the old town of Hull, and out of 600 houses visited by one Inspector, there were 100 in which the epidemic either was, or had been, prevalent, the mortality was something appalling. This disease, however, yields kindly enough to the action of the ifpulsatilla Nigrican," or pasque-flower, and its undoubted efficacy as a prophylactic has been tested in numerous cases by the writer for the last 20 years or more. Finally, For the protection of the constitution against that disease which is now raging with such alarming results along the slopes of the Rhondda Valley, and the plateaus of Aberdare, and which has called forth these "hastily culled remarks. in the fervent hope that the principles here inculcated, however novel they may appear to the public, and indeed to the majority of the pi ofession as well," may be submitted to a fair, unbiassed, and prac- tical test. There grows a little creeping plant, called the Atropa Belladonna, or Deadly Nightshade, and its There grows a little creeping plant, called the Atropa Belladonna, or Deadly Nightshade, and its favourite habitat is old quarries and shady nooks its delicate tendrils are studded with red berries, most inviting to the eye, but very obnoxious to the constitution. Hence the frequent cases of poisoning by this plant as recorded in various works cn Toxicology. Hence also the v luab e information gained'by every student of .nature, as to the curative as well as the irophylnctie properties of this drug; for we find that its morbid effects on the body in health bear so strong a resemblance to tlia same effects produced by the scarlatina poison as scarcely to be distinguished one from the other 1 fence this poison becomes a valuable medicine in the treatment of scarlet fever; find a tower of strength to the constitution as a prophylactic, or preventative agent, against the onslaught of a similar enemy. The Creator has thus lodged in Nature itself the cure for its own evils, that cure, by a wonderful arrangement, being found in the very substance, which in a healthy organism produces the evil. I am, &c., WILLIAM MORGAN, M.D. Dumfries Place, Cardiff, and Market-st., Pontypridd, January 31, 1882.
MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD,…
MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD, tl 4.- The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the reading-room, Workman's Hall, Mountain Ash, on Monday afternoon, when there were present: Mr T. A. Yeo in the chair; Messrs J. Griffiths, D. Coleman, T. Edwards, Lewis Edmunds, W. Pritchard, C. J. N. Grey, E. Evans, W. Morgan, W. Beavan, W. Little, W. H. Martin, and the Rev. J. Howells. On the motion of Mr Pritchard, seconded by Mr Morgan, it was resolved that the seal of the Board be attached to the agreement with the 'Powell's Duffryn Company for the execution of improvements at Cwmpennar, and that the Clerk be instructed to apply for the money from the company. HENRY STREET, IMPROVEMENTS. The Clerk read the report of a special meeting of the Roads Committee, in which it was recom- mended that the tender of Mr John Jones for the execution of improvements in Henry-street, Mountain Ash, be accepted. THE ROCK STREET IMPROVEMENTS. The Surveyor reported that some of the house- owners had done their share of the improvements in Rock-street, and others were about to do theirs. It was thereupon proposed by Mr Little, and seconded by Mr Edwards that the carrying out of private improvements in Rock-street by the Board be deferred for two months, the clerk in the meantime to inform the owners that unless they finish the work in that time the Board will do it and charge them with the expense. THE RETAINING WALL QUESTION. The Surveyor laid before the members a tracing of the ground near Mr Thomas Charles's houses on the Ty'iarlwydd farm, wherehe had suggested the advisability of building a retaining wall, &c. Mr Gwilym Jones proposed, and Mr Little seconded that the work be carried out as suggested, but that the matter of the improvement of the occupation road be deferred. THE CWMPENNAR IMPROVEMENTS. The tenders for the execution of improvements in the three streets at Cwmpennar were opened as follows:—Thomas Morris JE54 Is 6d; Thomas Taylor £49 14s, (but there was a mistake in the calculation, and the total should be .£52 14s); Benjamin Davies (Merthyr) 939 18 8d; Joseph Dodd JL39 14s, (but there was a mistake in the addition, the total proper being only £39. On the motion of Mr Martin, seconded by Mr E. Evans, it was decided to adopt the tender of Dodd, as the lowest. INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES, The appointment of the Inspector of Nuisances, John Lewis, having expired, it was resolved, on the motion of Mr Little, seconded by the Rev. J. Howells, that he be re-appointed at the salary of zL40 which he has hitherto been receiving; but it was stipulated that in future he shall attend the Board meetings so as to be in readiness to explain anything the Board might wish to have cleared up in his reports.. PENRHIWCEIBR ROAD. The Surveyor reported that the l'enrhiwceibr new road had not made the progress that they should like. The clerk was direeted to write to the contractor urging him to proceed with all possible speed. NUISANCE REPORT. The Inspector of Nuisances reported ten fresh esses of scarlet fever since the last meeting. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. The medical officer (Mr E. P. Evans) reported that the returns of the Registrars for the quarter ,ending December 31st., 1881, for th& Mountain Ash District, were as follows :—In the Aberdare division the births were 7 (5 males and 2 females); last quarter 15. The deaths were 4 in number, being the same as last quarter. The vaccinations for this quarter were 11. In the Llanwonno por- tion the births were 122 (69 males and 53 females); last quarter 87; the deaths for the quarter were 49, being 10 more than last quarter. The vaccin- ation for the quarter were 70. The total No of births in the whole district was 129; last quarter 102. The birth rate for the quarter was 50-0 per 1000 per annum, which was considerably higher than last quarter. The total No. of deaths was 53 last quarter 43; death rate 20'4 per 1000 per annum; last quarter 16-4 per 1000 per annum. Of the 38 cases of scarlet fever reported at previous 'meetings only 4 had proved fatal. FINANCE. .:Mr Beavan called attention to several heavy items of expenditure in the abstract of the Board's accounts for the year, and it was explained that they were expenses incurred at the time of the extension of the district, counsels' fees, &c. Mr Gwilym Jones asked when the Board could expect an abstract which it was possible to under- stand? The one now published was about as in- telligible to him as Egyptian hieroglyphics. (Laughter). The Clerk was directed to draw up a statement shewing the details of the expenditure. NOTICES OF MOTION. Mr Edwards gave notice that at the next meeting he would call the attention of the Board to the c ndition of Duffryn Street, which is freely orna- mented with heaps of debris. Mr Griffiths gave notice at the next meeting, he would move a resolution affirming the advisability K>f petitioning the Post Master General to constitute Mountain Ash a post town. (Hear, hear). This was all the business.
OBTAINING- GOODS BY FALSE…
OBTAINING- GOODS BY FALSE PRE- TENCES AT MARDY. DODGING THE GROCERS. I At the Pentre police-court, on Monday, (before Mr G. Williams, Stipendiary), Sarah Williams, an old woman, was brought up in custody charged with obtaining goods by false pretences from William Williams, grocer, Mardy. Ellen Williams, wife of William Williams, grocer, stated that the prisoner came to their shop on the 7ch of Decem- ber, and represented herself to be the wife of Thomas Williams, timberman, who was working at the Mardy colliery, and that her son was also working there. She said she was recommended to their shop by Mrs Evans, who was a very good customer to them. Witness then gave her goods to the value of 12s 9Jd. On the following Friday prisoner's daughter came to the shop to fetch more goods, and said that they would pay for the whole on the following Monday. Witness gave her goods value lis 5d. Witness afterwards ascertained that Mrs Evans knew nothing whatever about it. Mrs Evans said that she knew not the prisoner, and that she never recommended her to them.- Prisoner was again charged with obtaining goods by false pretences from David Parry, grocer, Tylorstwn. Prosecutor minted that the prisoner came to his shop on (Saturday, 27th, January, and said that she had come from Treherbert, and was now residing in the third house from the Butchers' Arms public-house, that her husband and two sons were working in the Pendyrus colliery, and she said, and I have come to ask if you please to supply me with some grocery," and gave him a letter of recommendation which was signed by a Mrs Richards, grocer, Oxford-street, Treherbert, statinsr that prisoner had been a very good customer with them for seven years, and that they were very sorry to loose her. Prisoner said that her husband's name was Thomas Jones. Prosecutor then asked her what shall I have the pleasure to serve you." He then gave her goods value 14s id. Prosecutor said that in consequence of thu police being searching for a woman who had obtained goods by false pretences from the first prosecutor, he told the boy to watch whether she was going to the address which she gave, and she did not. Ha then gave information to the police. P.C. Williams apprehended the prisoner. It has since been found out that the'e is no Oxford-street nor the Mrs Richards in Treherbert. Prisoner was committed for trial at the assizes, bail being refused.
DEATH OF A PONTY PRIDD GENTLEMAN…
DEATH OF A PONTY PRIDD GENTLE- MAN IN SOUTH AMERICA. The friends of Mr William Robotham, M.E., who was born at Pontypridd, and whose parents resided during many years at Treforest have just received the melancholy tidings of his death from sunstroke at Venezuela, South America, to which place he proceeded seven years ago to superintend the development of gold and silver mines. Mr Robotham, who, at the time of his death, was only 37 years of age, entered the Bristol School of Mines at fourteen years of age, and he was awarded three silver and gold medals for proficiency in geology and mineralogy. He attracted the notice of the late Sir Charles Lyell and Sir Roderick Murchison, and at eighteen years of age he was appointed by the Government to take charge of the laboratory and mining classes of the said school. He leaves a widow and two little children, who are in this country.
Y GOLOFN GYMREIG.
Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. Y Gohebiaethau i'w danfon i'r Golygydi MR. COSSLETT COSSLETT, (CARNELIAN), PONTYPRIDD.
CYFARFOD LLENYDDOL IFORATDD,…
CYFARFOD LLENYDDOL IFORATDD, YN MHONTYPRIDD. Ar yr 28ain o Ionawr, sef nos Sadwrn, yn Ystafell Cyfrinfa v Welsh Harp, cynaliwyd cyfarfod llenyddol, dan nawdd Cyfrinfa Iforaidd Briallen Glan Rhondda. Y llywydd ydoedd, W. H. Morgan, Ysw., yr hwn syfld aelod anrhydeddus yn y gyfrinfa a nodwyd. Mae y boneddwr a'r Cymro twymgalon hwn, yn barod bob amser i wasanaethu ei gydgenedl yn nglyn a phob achosion daionus. Yr arweinydd oedd Carnelian, ac aeth trwy ei waith mewn modd ffraeth a doniol iawn; a chadwodd y gynulleidfa wrth ei bodd, yn ystod amser y cyfarfod. Efe oedd beirniad y farddoniaeth hefyd, a rhoddodd foddlonrwydd cyffredinol i'r cystadleuwyr. Beirniad y traethodau oedd Mr R. H. Jones, ysgolfeistr; a'r ganiadaetb, Dewi Alaw. Chwareuwyd yr eilioneg gan Mr T. Vincent Davies. Awd trwy y programme yn y drefn ganlynol: chwareu ton ar yr eilioneg wedi hyny cafwyd araeth agoriadol gan y llywydd, yn dda ac i bwrpas yna cafwyd anerchiadau gan y beirdd ond ni ddaeth neb yn mlaen ond Mathonwy, ac a adroddodd y eanlynol Gan Iforiaid, hoff fydd coffa,-o gael Gwalter Morgan yma; Haeddianol y meddiana, Alluoedd dysg llywydd da. Y Binau holl blant awen yn haid,—sydd Fel megys ein cyndaid; Yn rhydd abl-wir feirdd o blaid, Rhywiog hynaws Forganiaid. Beirniadaeth yr englyn goreu ar y Drwydded Iforaidd, amryw wedi anfon i fewn, ond y goreu oedd Ap Myfyr; canu y Cymro Dewr," pedwar yn ymgeisio, a'r goreu oedd, Thomas Jenkins, Gyfeillon; adrodd, Un rhyfedd yw Shon wedi meddwi," dan yn ymgeisio, Thomas Williams, Trehafod, a rhoddodd y llywydd ail wobr i David Llewelyn. Beirniadaeth y ddau englyn goreu ar Y Goleuni Try dan ol, amryw yn ymgeisio, ond y goreu eto oedd, eiddo Ap Myfyr cystadleu- aeth yr unawd, "Riding on a load of hay," dwy yn ymgeisio, sef Miss R. James, a Miss Cosalett, a rhanwyd y wobr rhwng y ddwy. Beirniadaeth y traethawd goreu ar y Goleuni Trydanolj daeth tri o draethodau i fewn ar y testyn hwn, ond dywedodd y beivniad nad oedd yr un o honynt yn deilwng, yr oedd un wedi traethu ar y nodcyfrin, ac nid ar y Goleuni Trydanol, a'r ddau arall wedi ysgrifenu eu traethodau o weithiau ereill; i'r rhai y rhoddodd y beirniad gerydd llym. Cystad- leuaeth adrodd yr englynion ar y Gwir Iforaidd, un yn ymgeisio, ac yn deilwng o'r wobt, sef Aaron Davies. Beirniadaeth y gan jreu; Y nos o flaen frwydr," daeth pedwar cyfansoddiad i fewn, ond y goreu oedd Gwyliedydd; yr hwn ni wnaeth ei ym- ddangosiad; cystadleuaeth ar ganu "Hiraeth," gan ddeuddeg o wrywod, un parti yn cynyg, ac yn deilwng o'r wobr; sef parti o dan arweiniad Mr J. Chick. Darilen cerddoriaeth ar y pryd gan pedwar, tri parti yn ymgeisio, a rhanwyd y wobr rhwng James Chick a'i barti, a pharti o'r Hafod. Beiniadaeth y pedwar penill goreu ar Y Dyn Dauwynebog, amryw yn cynyg, ond y goreu oedd Merfyn, Treforest; cystadleuaeth y ddeuawd, Could a man be secure," un parti a ganodd, ac yr oedd yn wir deilwng o'r wobr, sef Daniel Gronow a'i gyfaill; cystadleuaeth yr unawd, Y gan a gollwyd chwech yn ymgeiiio, goreu, Samuel Thomas (Eoa y Garth) beirniadaeth y gofawlgerdd oreu am y diweddar Matthew Morgan, Ysw., Cliff Cottage, Pontypridd, amryw yn ymgeisio, ond y goreu oedd Ap Myfyr; cystadleuaeth canu Rhyfelgan y Myncod," gan barti o ddim dan 16 mewn nifer, un parti yn ymgeisio, ac yn deilwng o'r wobr, sef parti o dan arweiniad James Chick. Dygodd hyn waith y cyfarfod i derfyniad. Talwyd diolchgarwch arlerol^i'r llywydd ac i'r beirniaid; ac mae clod yn ddyledus i'r pwyllgor am fod mor Ilafurus, a gwneyd pob peth oedd yn angenrheidiol er Uwyddiant y cyfarfod. R. GWYNGYLL HUGHES. DWYREAD YR AWEN AR BRIODAS Y PARCH. W. GIIANFFRWD THOMAS, VICAR LLANELWY, A MJSS L. WILLIAMS (LLINOB T DE), ABERTAWE. Awen y bardd, a chan ber,—heddyw sydd A'u swn oil yn falchder; Unwyd dwy galon der,-O lawen chwedl! Dylama'n cenedl—am hyny caner! Awenydd o Lanwono,-awenydd Anwyl gan bob Cymro, A'r Linos araul hono Arweiniwyd dan yr un to. Unigrwydd a wnai awgryma,—a bu saeth Bwa serch mor dreiddlym, Nes ai y lwys Linos Ion I galon dyner Gwilym. Byw'n agos heb unigedd—ydoedd nod Y ddau'n wir, a rhinwedd Fu eu rhoi dan nwyfre hedd Yn y rhwyd mewn anrhydedd. Gloew yw maes Gwilym mwy,-ai Linos Yn lanach na'i modrwy; A hynt. hir foed iddynt hwy A'u lion hil yn Llanelwy. Yn nbeml Ion caed Gwilym lwydd-i esgyn Hyd ysgol enwogrwydd Yn ei sel, nes teimlo swydd Bur Esgob ar ei ysgwydd. BRYNFAB. Hwre i Gwilym o'r galon,-hwre fawr, Fyw yr awenyddion; Ac i'w dlos Linos Ian-holwn hawddamor Gro' a godo'r floedd i Gaergwydion Gwilym fu heb ymgeledd,ond os do, Nid oes dal,—pa ryfedd ? Hawyr Swyn a fynai'r sedd,-a. hyn fa Yn ychwanegu och ei unigedd. A duwies bert, haws yw byw,—a'r Linos Ber, leillw y cyfryw Rhodd odiaeth o hardd ydyw- A phriod hoff Glanffrwd yw- Y ddel asen oedd Lissie—un deilwng O'th dalent a'th deithi; 0 A rhedodd i briodi, AWEN a CHAN ynoch chwi. Gwan orcbest fydd it' "gynyrehu "-bellach, Ni fydd ball 'rwyn credu Hawdd hynod fydd aweuu Melus gerdd am Lissie go. Barddoned hyd y brudd ddunos "-Olaf, A rhoed hwyl i'r acbos Awened ef a'i Linos Glodydd Ner mewn gwlad dclinos, CARNELIAN. ENGLYNION Ar briodas Mr Joshua Degwel Thomas, Treorci, a Mrs Martha Thomas, Pentre, Ystrad, Ionawr y 9fed, 1882. Hwre! Degwel,—efe welodd-ei serch Yn myn'd yn syth rywfodd; O'i hewyllys enillodd Martha fwyn,—mae wrth ei fodd. Diwyro gariad eirias-a ysai Wasaidd weddwdod atgas; Hwy roddwyd mewn tir addas- Dau yn un, wel, da iawn was. Bywyd o iechyd diduchan,-da doed Hyd y daith i'r graian; Duw a'i hedd, bywyd dyddan, Aelwyd glyd, a golud glan. Treorci. IOAN Towy. BOD TU FEWN I'R DDOR. Frodyr anwyl, tra anheilwng Ydwyf, o gael Ile'n y ty, 0 goddefwch i mi aros Gwn maddeua lesu cu; Os troseddais ddeddfau Seion, Rhoddwch le er mwyn fy lor, Dyna i gyd ofynaf genych Dim ond bod tufewn i'r ddor. Gwyrgam iawn fu gyrfa'm bywyd, Gwyro i'r aswy ac i'r dde Llithro yma lithro acw, Methu'n deg a chadw'm lle- Ar fy Nuw mi bwysaf f' enaid, Mae maddeuant ganddo'n stor Dyna i gyd ofynaf ganddo— Dim ond bod tu fewn i'r ddor. Adyn pechadurus ydwyf, Wedi 'm duo gan y byd; Wedi troi yn mhlith crochonau Nes difwyno 'm gwisg i gyd; Ond er hyny mi hyderaf Caf fy ngolchi gan yr lor Fel yr eira gwyn yn Salmon Os caf fod tu fewn i'r ddor. Do, gwrandawodd ar Manasseh Waedlyd yn ei drallod mawr, A maddeuodd iddo hefyd Pan ruddfanodd ar y llawr; Ato minau af yr awrhon, Mae 'i drugaredd fel y mor Gwn nas gall yn awr a gwrthod Lle i mi tufewn i'r dd6r. Dan y gronglwyd os caf aros Hyd y nes dybena 'm taith, Canu am ei fawr drugaredd Yn wastadol fydd fy ngwaith Pan i ben dirwyna amser Unaf a'r angylaidd gor .Y r!l Yn yr anthem byth na dderfydd Am gaellle tufewn i'r dd6r. LLYWARCH HEN.
CAN 0 GLOD
CAN 0 GLOD I Mr M. R. ROWLANDS, Danygraig House, Pen-y- jraig. (CydfudJugol yn Nghyfarfod Cystadleuol Star of Rhondda," Ionawr 14, 1882.) lfid ceisio lliwio'r lili, A gwneyd yn wyn y glo, Yw canu clod ein Rowlands Yn uchel trwy ein bro Arferol yw i'r awen, Roi mawl lie dylai fod, A Moses Rowland Rowlands Wir haedda Gan o glod." Enwogrwydd leinw hanes Y teulu anwyl hyn, Yn nol am genedlaethau Trwy lawer bro a bryn Rhyw barch, rhyw fri, rhyw urddas, Yn etifeddol sydd, 0 dad i fab yn disgyn, ly Fel dydd yn canlyn dydd. Daeth baner wen y teulu, I law ein gwron hael, Heb arni'r un ysmotyn, Na lledrith troion gwael; Mae yntau yn ei chadw, Fel gwnaeth ei dadau cu, I chwyfio'n anrhydeddus 0 fewn ein hardal ni. Y dyn geir yn ei wyneb Hawddgarwch lond ei wedd, O'i lygaid cariad ffiachia, Ac yn ei iaith ceir hedd; Mewn dysg, a moes, a rhinwedd, Mae'n addurn yn y wlad, I'w weithwyr dan ei ofal, Mae iddynt hwy yn dad. Nid Pbaraoh awdurdodol Yw'n ysgwyd fflangell trais, A llwyddo d, wy ddychrynu Ei wyr i wneyd ei gais Ond loan drwy ei gariad, Yn enill pawb mewn hedd, I ufuddhau i' w ddeddfau Heb angen tynu cledd. O mor roesawgar ydyw Ei ymweliadau mwyn, A'i weithwyr yn y lofa, Ac fel y gwrendy'u cwyn, Ei ateb hynaws, parod, Fel balm o Gilead fydd. Yn dofi poen a phryder Y fynwes fwyaf prudd. Dihafal feauronydd Yn nyfnder daear ddu, A chyfarchwyliwr* odiaeth O'r ffyrdd geir yno'n llu; Cudd lwybrau'r glowyr dyfal, Drwy ei fedrusrwydd of, A wneir i ni mor amlwg A 'strydoedd hardd mewn tref. Fel adeiladydd cywrain, Gwnaeth enw iddo'i hun, Drwy ei gynlluniau medrus 0 adeiladau cun,- Mae'n oruchwyliwr enwog, Gofalus, doeth, a phur, Yn hawlio ymddiriedaeth Holl weithwyr goreu'r tir. Anwylddyn gan yr ardal Yw Rowlands yn ddinam, Ei hoffder sydd o bono Yn dyner hoffder mam, Etholwyd i'r Bwrdd Ysgol," Ein gwron mewn mawr had* Ac yntau yno eistedd I wasanaethu'i wlad. Fel priod i'w gydmares, A thad i'w anwyl blant, Mae Rowlands yma eto Yn un i'w gael mewn cant; Cynghorwr doeth i'w deulu,— Ffynorell ei mwynhad, Mae'n enwog yn yr ardal, Fel priod ac fel tad. Fel llanw'r mÔr boed iddo I chwyddo yn ei fri, Ac yn ei ddefnyddioldeb, Hyd drothwy'r beddrod du; Hir ddyddiau fydded iddo Yn Danygraig i fyw, Mewn hedd a llwydd,—ac yna Cartrefed gyda Duw. Surveyor, Tonypandy. GWRTYDD.
At the Aberdare police-court Tuesday David Jones, aged 11, was charged with shooting James Uphill, another lad of about twelve years, on the 4th of November last. The prisoner had deliberately fired a gun charged with shot in complainant's face. blinding him in both ey; s and doing other serious injury. The stipendiary remarked that it was not probable that a jury would convict the boy, and he was discharged.
PONTYPRIDD. THE LOCAL BOARD AND TEE TRASHY *YS.—At a meeting of the Pontypridd Local Board on Tuesday evening the heads of clauses to be inserted in the tramway scheme were gone over, and an adjourn- ment took place until Friday evening, when the matter will be finally decided, and the ch:usf s, if adopted, submitted to Mr J. E. Price, as solicitor for the promoters of the tramway. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE -At th" monthly meeting of the above committee held on Wednesday, under the presidency of the Rev. D. W. Williams, M A., Fairfield, it was ordered that the overseers of each of the union parishes make !i new valuation list, defining the urbin and rural districts. Mr Morgan Jones appealed against the valuation of theTymawr brick works at £ 178. He submitted that the clay he worked there was not of the same quality as of old, and there was a proportionate decrease in the saleable value of the bricks. The Chairman thought the case a very sensible one. and it was adjourned in order that Mr Tones might satisfy the Board further on the pnint which he had raised. The Rev. Mr Harbourne appealed against the valua- tion of Bryngwyn-villa, and it was reduced from f,20 to £17, and jElO rateable value.
THE GUARDIANS AND THE ROYAT.IIES…
THE GUARDIANS AND THE ROYAT.IIES QUESTION, —At the fortnightly meeting of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians, held on Wednesday, under the presidency of the Rev. D. W. Williams. M.A., Fairfield, there being a large atten- dance of ex-officio and elected Guardians, I Mr Thomas Morgan, Vron, in accordance with 1 notice of motion that day fortnight, proposed a resolution that the Local Government Board be memorialised to urge upon the legislature the assessment of royalties on coal and oth r minerals. -The Chairman, whilst thoroughly appreciating the importance of the question, pointed out that Mr Gladstone, who was a financier of the highest capability, had just promised to consider the matter during the next session. He suggested that the matter be deferred until the outcome of the Parliamentary deliberation had transpired.— Mr Jeffries (Treherbert), seconded the proposition which was supported by Mr James Pie-had.—! Mr Ralfe (Llanvabon), argued that the matter was a comprehensive one, requiring mature thought. By taxing the landlord's royalties on minerals, they would be taxing not only his income but his capital, and if this were done with mineral lessors then the same course would h ive to be adopted with other properties. He proposed that the matter be deferred.-Dr. Leigh seconded the motion.-Nine voted for the motion and seven for the amendment.
GREAT WESTERN, I
GREAT WESTERN, THE READING ROOM.—On Friday night, 2Sth ult, the first annual meeting of the above institution was held at the rooms (Typicca. House), when the interest taken therein was manifested by a large attendance of the workmen. Mr J. Thomas was voted to the chair. The primary objects of the meeting were to receive the treasurer's (Mr E. W. Randall) statement of accounts for the last year, and to elect 10 members on the library committee in place of those who retire; an additional requisite being supplied by an entertaining programme which had been got up by the secretary. In the absence of the treasurer, the secretary (Mr W. M Jones) read the report. The receipts were as follows;- The workmen of the Colliery, 159 12s; W. Miller, Bristol, 10s Mr T. Foster Brown, Cardiff, 11 Great Western Colliery Company, £10 Is 9d; sundries, 19s 2d; total receipts, .£72 2s lid. The expenditure was..£54 15 5id, of which £ 33 2s 4»-d was expended on books and papers, leaving a i balance with the treasurer of £ 17 7s 5 1 d. The secretary drew attention to the £10 Is 9d credited to the company through the treasurer only. Those paid by the company through other sources not being included, in addition to the above money, .£45 5s, comprising payments for rents, cleaning, furniture, &c., besides book shelves, coals, &c., had been otherwise paid by'them, mak.ng the total expenditure of the Company on behalf of the institution for the year Y,55 6s 9d. The library now consists of about 200 new volumes, English and Welsh, being scientific, b), .graphical, historical, fictional, and general, with about 120 books presented to the library by x.,r Briggs, the secretary of the Company.
PORra. RATEPAYERS' MEETING.—A meeting of ratepayers of this place was held at the Porth Hotel on Thursday, January 26, to elect a representative on the Burial Board re Mr Morgan resigned. Mr Jenkins, of the firm of Charles Jenkins & Sons, was elected without opposition.
YNYSHIP. SUDDBN DEATH.—Margaret Jones, wife of Wm. Jones, master sinker at the National Steam Coal Company's pit, died early on Wednesday morning. She was at work at ten o'clock on the previous night, but complained of being ill. In the morning, however, she appears to have suddenly become very ill, and expired in about five minutes. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A man named John Manning, working as a navvy at the excavation of the road near Wind-street, Ynyshir, on Monday, was killed by a fall of the rubbish which he was working at. He was got out as soon as possible, but he must have been instantaneously killed, and the body was conveyed to the poor fellow's lodgings, a short distance off. Dr. H. N. Davies's assistant, Dr. Vachell, examined the body, and said the deceased had had his skull factured and his leg broken.
TYLORSTOWN. NEW RAILWAY STATION.—The foundation stone of a new railway station at this populous place has just been laid.
TONYPANDY. BETHEL.—On Sunday last, the ordinance of believers' Baptism was administered in the presence of a good cong egation when eight persons were immersed on their profession of faith in Christ by the pastor, Rev. J. M. Jones. VALEDICTORY SERMON.—On Sunday night the Rev. D. Thomas, Independent minister, Ebenezer Chapel, delivered his farewell address to a crowded congregtion, prior to his 1 aving for Llanstephan, Carmarthen. He took his text from 1st Cor. ii, 1-5, and having reviewed his 12 years' labour, concluded by giving an affectionate farewell to all. The ser- mon was listened to with considerable emotion on the part of the congregation, he having been a deservedly popular minister.
TREALAW. DEATH.-On the 20th inst., Gomer Evan, the beloved son of Mr J. W Jones, master, Trealaw Schools, departed this life aged 4 months, and on the 25th a large number of relatives, friends, neigbbours and the school children n et at 12 noon to pay the last tribute of respect to his mortal remains, forming a large procession to carry him to the graveyard of the old Church of Eglwvs Wyno, which is the burial place of Mrs Jones' ancient family on both sides, known as Teulu Blaenllechau and Gelliwrgant.
TON YRLFAIL. LECTURE.—On Monday evening at Ainon Bapiist chapel, under the presidency of Mr .1. P. Williams, the Rev. W. Parry, 1 'ontvpridd, delivered his humorous and interesting lecture on "Seven years in California." The rev lecturer dwelt on the extent, climat- productions, inhabitants, and the manners and customs of tho people. The lecture was listened to by an attentive and appreciate audience. The lecturer by his witty remarks wnd mimical powers created roars of laughter. After cordial votes of thanks had been accorded to Mr Parry and the chairman, the meeting was brought to a close All present seemed thoroughly pleased with the lecture.
LEWISTOWN. TEA.—A tea and entertainment got up prin- cipally by the Sunday School was held at the Lewistown Independent Vestry on Monday Evening last. About 250 persons sat down to ten and a very good list of glees, duetts and songs was gone through at the entertainment. The principal singers were the Misses Owen (Nelson) and Davies. (Tre- harris) and Messers Davies, Clee, Coles and Kinnis A duett on the cornets was very creditably played by Messers Randall and Blatchfoid. There was a large audience, the vestry being overcrowded, and the whole affair was a thorough success. r,
THEH A IIHH.
THEH A IIHH. CALVINISTIC METE or.'ISM.—A very successful series of prayer meetings have been held by the Methodist of this place du ins 1 he last three weeks. The vestrv wht-re the meetings are held is quite full each evening and it is expected that a very considerable number will be ndded to the members of the church of which Rev. W Morgans is p stor. Exif ETAIXMENT.—The firs' of a series of enter- tain-nents was given at the Tabernacle Independent Vestry on l ues.lay se"night- when he follow ng programme was g ne through in a very creditable style. Song Mr W. Hutrhes recitation Mr Thos. Jones: duett, Messrs. J. H. Davies and D. Clee; song, Fields of Clovet Miss Davies quartette, Mr J. Beavan and party; song, Mr Rhys James; duett "Larboard Watch" Messrs Evans and Davies song, Mr D. Griffiths; duett Tell me gentle stranger" the Misses Davies; who were loudly encored; reading, Air H. JoneS; duett, Messrs. Evans and Thomas quartette, Mr J. H. Davies and party. The chaiI" was occupied by Mr H. Davies, Bontnewydd, and considering the want of-publicity given there was a very good audience.
Pentre Police Court.
Pentre Police Court. MONDAY.—Before Mr G. Williams, Stipendiary, ('OAT, STEALING.—Harriet Rogers, Abergorci, fined £1 Thomas Hatwell, Pandy, 5s and costs. Am-GEn INHECRNT ASSAULT.—Thomas Davies, ccllier, Heolfach, was summoned for indecently assaulting Lis servant Mary Jane Rees, age 13. jir D. Hosser defended. 'jhe Bench, after hearing the evidence given, dismissed the case. AL;.EGKT> THT'FT.—Win-i'red Filer, Ystrad, was charged with ster.lnig two guernsey petticoats, and a skirt, value about 13s, the property of Mary Boult n, of ihe same place, on Friday morning last. Pris ner had been previously convicted. She was now committed for trial at the assizes. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN HIS WTFE.-David Simons, carpenter, Bute-street, Treot'ky, was gammoned for not maintaining his wife, age 63, who hid become chargeable to the union since the 18th January, at 4s a week He was ordered to pay 4s a week, and the case to stand over for a month to see whether he w111 P:1Y. YSTPAD GAS AMI WAIEHWOUKS Ann Evans, was summoned for obtaining water from the tap in the house of Mrs Banlett, Pentre, on Thursday last..Mr James, solicitor, of Merthyr, appeared fur the prosecution, and Mr D. Kosser, Pontypridd, for the defei.ee. P.C. W. John stated that he was standing uppo.-ite the house and saw defendant Ann Evans taking two empty tin jacks into the house of Mrs cartlett, and bring them out full of water. Mrs Baitiett was fined 50s and costs, and Ann Evans £3 and costs. Rebecca Morris, and Margaret Hopkin Blaine, Pandy, were similarly summoned by P.C. Jenkins. Th same legal t-entlemen ag. in appeared. Mrs Biaiue was fined £1 and costs, and Mrs Morris t2 and costs. ASSAULT.—Andrew Gaiter, was charged with assaulting James Laxe, dairy-man. Treorky, on Sunday last. Complainant, whu is a brother- in-law to the defendant, stated that he was standing at the door of the house on Sunday, and heard his sister, defendant s wife, who was living opposite, crying murder." He went there and foufld defen- dant idtreatlDg his Wife. Defendant ordered him to go out, but he refused to do so, whereupon the defendant rose up the fender and struck him on his temple with it, causing a wound. Defendant was remanded for a week. AL,L!GKD BURGLARY AT PORTH.-David Llewelyn, -N was 01 Monday brought up from Cardiff ga- 1 to Pentre pohce-couit to be tried on a ctiarge of having committed a burglary on the 1st of April, 1880. The piT-oner haci served a term of 18 months' hard isbour, which concluded on Monday, when he was handed to the custody of Superin- tendent Matthews to answer a charge of having, on the 1st of April, 18S1. burglariously broken into the house of William Richards, Porth. and stealing therefrom three pairs of boots, and a coat and vest. Prisoner was remanded for a week. BREACH OF COLLIERY RULES.—William Powell, collier, was summoned for having his lamp open at Ynysfeio colliery, on Saturday last, and having in Lis possession a lamp key. John feheptscn, fireman, stated that he saw the defendant unlocking his lamp. He went to him with another m-m, and caught him, and asked him what he wauted with 'his lamp open for, and searched his pockets, and found upon him a lamp key, and a pipe. Mr A. Lewis, manager of the above colliery, said that he often smelt some smoke in th3 direction of the defendant's hea-iiug, and they suspected it to be from the defendant, who by doing so endai gered the lives of 298 persons. The magistrate considered this a very bad case, and gave him the highest penalty, which was three months' hard labour.
Pontypridd Police Court.
Pontypridd Police Court. WEDNESDAy-Before Mr G, Williams, Dr. Leigh, and Mr Jackson. THEFTS.—For steal.ng a fowl, Joseph Jenkins, Tredegar, was fined 4us; and George Clarke was sent to gaoi for íieVen days for stealing a saw and adze. ASSAULTS.— Li the Ynyshir assault case, the prosecutor, John Davies, did not appear, and the charge was d'smissed.- Fur assaulting P.O. Francis, n J. Burns was sent to hard labour for a month. TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET.—A. Humphreys and his son, Dowlais, and John Thomas, Cefn, weie charged with travelling on parts of the Rhondda branch of the Taff Vale Railway without a ticket. Mr Hurman prosecuted, and Mr U. Rosser defended Humphreys. The cases were dismissed for want (If slltlieient evidence, although the Bench told Thomas that his wrs a suspicious case. CHARGE OF SHEvr STEALING AGAINST A LLAN- TRISANT FARMER. —Thomas Williams, Bwlchgwyn farm, Castella Valley, Liantrisant, was charged with steall, g two sheep, the property of Mr Wil- liam Evans, Glyn Farm, which adjoins that occu- pied by the accused. AirJ. Edwards Price ap- peared for the prosecutor, and Mr Walter >. organ for the defence. The case was adjourned until that day week. The prisoner was admitted to bail, himself in £ lOJ und two sureties of £50 each.
WELSH JOURNALISM AND VULGARITY.
WELSH JOURNALISM AND VUL- GARITY. A DISCLAIMER. (BY AWSTJN.) Having been told that certain people in Ponty- pridd have rushed to the conclusion that I am the author of some vulgar effusion emanating from the pen of the Sclemin" of the Tarian, on the Pontypridd Chamber of Trade, I desire to publish this Disclaimer in the Chrrnicle f r several reasons. I have never yet written a word for the Tarian, and my opinion of the paper is not such as is likely to induce me to do so in tuture, while the f-ict, that I showed up the Aberdare print and its Editor some months ago would most likely be sufficient reason in the mind of Llias Pen Carmel" and his bats for putting in the waste paper basket any disclaimer I miL-ht, forward to that quarter. 1 have nit seen the sc-urri ous epistle which I am reputed by sh-rp" folks to be the author of, and I PI', ,baby would have known nothing about it, had not a candid friend told me I had gone a little too far in v:hat I had written. Good grncious! making fun of men's infirmities, only- gcing a little too far!" Dr Johnson sa} s, Of all the griefs that harnss the distress'd, Sure the most litter is ti e >o: rnful jest." But if, instead of scorn, xcessive vulgarity is indulged in, as I am told is the case in the Sclemin's lucubrations, all r'ghtminued folks will not only condemn the fau-t, but the actor of it also, and, as I am not <zn •' of supplying the Tarian or its Sclemin," wi its vulgar twaddle, I say so dis- tinctly. f. Ai'-i'e lan dyogel ei pherchen."
Richard l'iice. rt licensed victualler, was com- mitted for trial by the Aberdare magistrates Tuesday on a charge of stealing a harp. The prisoner obtained the instrument on the hire system, but. before paying the whole of the instal- ments stipulated for, embarked for America, and was arrested at Qucenstown, en route.