SOUTH WALES CHORAL UNION. A largely-attended general meeting has just been held at the Pontypridd Ccfifre Tavern, Mr. J. Vaughan in the chair. St. Paul" and Spohr's cantata, 0 God, Thou art great," were selected as the works to be performed A letter was read from Mr. Lewis Davis, Ferndale, consenting to act as one of three trustees. It was decided that a rehearsal of the combined sections should be held at the new Market-hall, Pontypridd,- on Stx David's Day. Lloyd's, Teyrnasoedd y ddaear," 0 Great is the Depth," Handel's 11 Hallelujah Chorus," and a miscellaneous selection, vocal and instrumental, will constitute the programme. Caradog will be the conductor. It was announced that the work of scoring for a full band and orchestra the late Tanymarian's last two choruses from the Welsh oratorio, Storm Tiberias, 11 has been entrusted to Caradog and Eos Rhondda.
PROPOSED CAMBRIAN WIMBLEDON ASSOCIATION. In response to a circular calling a meeting of shooting men to consider a proposal for establish- ing a Cambrian Rifle Association, or Welsh Wimbleton," a representative gathering of shots from South Wales and Monmouthshire assembled on Thursday at the Drill Hall, Cardiff, Lieut.-Col. Martin in the chair. Letters and telegrams were read from officers unable to attend, all, with one exoeption, approving of the scheme and promising to 3ive it their hearty support. The meeting was a thoroughly unanimous one, and a committee composed of the following gentlemen was ap- pointed for the purpose of securing the support of the commandinsr officers of Welsh and Monmouth- shire corps:—Major Howells, Aberdare; Major Phillips, Aberdare; Lieutenant Bell, Merthyr Vale; Lieutenant Lewis, Pentre; Lieutenant Istance, Pentre Sergeant John Owen, Merthyr; Colour-Sergeant Richards, Newport; Sergeant D. Jones, Newport; Sergt. J. A. Hopkins, Bridgend Sergeant J. D. Porter, Neath; Captain Powell, Margam Lieutenant Bray, Taibach; Captain Trick, Swansea Captain Langdon, Swansea; Captain Hutchins, Carmarthen; Capt. Bythway, Llanelly; Surgeon Thomas, Liandilo Quartermaster-Sergt. Price, Cardiff Colour-Sergeant Perkins, Cardiff; Colour-Sergeant Hinton, Welsh Regiment Private Gwatkin, Crickhowell; Major Morgan, Brecon Major Howell, Brecon and Mr. F. Gotterell, hon. secretary pro tem. The committee will meet at Neath on Tuesday, February 2.
The Merthyr Guardians Threatened with Serious Revelations. At the weekly meeting on Saturday Mr. T Thomas, of Aberdare, who had visited the House in the course of the morning, complained that the old men were put to cut wood in an old shed with no fire, so that it was impossible to keep them- selves warm. The master said the old men in the wood shed worked at their own pleasure, and could go when they pleased into the oakum picking shed if they chose. As to the other matter, they burnt in the house on an average nine tons of coal a week, and if the inmates had all the coal they wanted they would use 20 tons. Mr. Thomas remarked that next week he would take a ftiend with him to investigate certain matters which he thought would end in something serious. The Chairman: You will find a great many mare's nests before you have done. --+--
John Jones, a cowkophav^been charged at tho Dudby police-court with cruelty to four cowp by putting' t.i em into a bare field and giving them no provender. He kept them until one died from "tan a- tion and the others were s-carcely strong enough to ►< t food -ul)l)li, d by the The defendant waR committed for f month. William Darlington, an engineer at Old Park Steel Works, \V edTlosburv, was in charge of a steam crane 011 the bridge oOtt. high, when a violent wind set the crane in nioti»n. Trie *t,"p blocks breaking, the raise and engine tofpled over and fell wi'h a great erah into the street, killing Darlington its an- OUIly, and doing £ 1,000 worth of dum ige to the en 'ine. Her Majesty's Government, according to a com- ill,riicat")n addressed bv elilPc ion of the Marquis of Salisbury to the Copyright Association, have decided to btti g in a measure to amend the law relating to copyright, and to enable this country to become a party to the International Copyright 'Jniuii. Twenty puppir's have been destroyed at Suel- bury Kennels. 1U Derbyshire, the headquarters of the Meynell Hunt. O ie of the puppies developed symptoms ot hydrophobia, and aN the others which had been I] contact were -hot. An old woman, ranted Mary Murray, who died at Warwick from the effects of a fall downstairs, bad lived like a recluss for many years, and had recelv,, I parochial reli, f Upon the house being searche-l lie-irly 40 sovereigns were found carefully packed away among a 1ut of rag* Mid rubbish.
O MY HEAD! MY HEAD! Why should people suffer when Hughes's Blood Pills at once remove the pains. They act directly upon the live)- and stomach and nerves, so that bead. acbes of all kinds at once give way to them. One of the greatest blessings ever came to the knowledge of human beings. Sold everywhere at Is. lid., 2s. 9d., and 4s. 6d. Ask your chemist for them. SSSSSSSSSSSS=SSSSSSl To POLICEMEN and those obliged to be out in the damp night airs Cadbury's Cocoa affords and ex- hilarating beverage, —warming, comforting and sustaining. ROUGH ON RATS.Tho thing desired found » last. Ask Chemists, grocers, or oilmen, for J" Roo,;r)' on Rats." It clears out rats, mice, beetles, roaohae 1 fleas, bedbugs, insects, gronud mole,3, &0 7id. aü. ts boxen.
WISE AND OTHERWISE. LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM. It io a beautiful son r," he said, as the flute-Lka tones of her voice and the tum-tum of the piano ac- cmnpaniment died away in the frescoes of the ceiling, "hut I am not partial to secular music. I love tha ;rand old hymns best," Indeed ? she said, as she ran her fairy fingers up r.i:d down the seven octaves. "Yes," he exclaimed enthusiastically, "the grand old hymns for me." Well, f-he murmured, as a rosy blush stole over bet- damask chenks Mid the long, silken lashes shaded tl.e bright and beautiful eyes, and a sigh,soft as the perfumed zephyr that rustles-the leaves in the uro- br"ge< us grove at eve, when the diamond dewdrop t!»"-bJea on the petpls of the modest rose slightly F n-red her "well I do not know that I can 1,,1:W you, 'or I am fond of a, certain him myself." WHY HE WAS NOT AFRAID. "\Yhot:" tLI" mattf' To;n ?" "Mutter enough. Smith's dog- bit. me a minute ago.1' you ? Good gracious man: that dog is mad ? The deuce you say He ain't any madder than I ■'m. F-in the one to be mad. If I had bitten the dog i.'1 h have had a good excuse to get mad." hIt the dog has the by(rol)hob;a." Vi h;v's hydrophobia ?" »)•■ns. literally, in fear of water." J • v.is t do you c;.re how iuuch that doar is ;ur,; wato: ? I wish he was af-aid of me." u don't understand. You are liable to d,)Z. ''A I'm not; but he s liable to catch it from me 3S S HIT, as I can borrow a gun." Ob, pshaw Tins fear of water—you are liable to have it." No, I'm a cold-water Baptist." me at the e ^te, love," has been changed jo _.L et meat the grate, love. The cool weather mid necessitated the change. ijeader of orchestra to young Irishman who wants to join "Do you play by ear or note? "Nether, oy' j tbers. I play wid my hands." '-ays an exchange: "With money come poor rela- 11 *is. But poor relations never come with money, j. l-s IS one of the rules that won't work both ways. V surgical journal tells of a man who lived five > e.'irs with a bail in his head. We have known girls to live twice as long with nothing but balls in their i.eids. > "letter haul your head 111, uia'am," replied a b\ slander, "if you want the train to go on, for it v.. n'i move s ) lou* as the danger signal's out." Luckily for that bystander the train did at once move on. "Yes," remarked Fenderson, "I was pretty hard ores-ud for mouey for a while, but I am now on my n." Are you?" rep'ied Foug, glancing at No. li"s you -.ire lucky. Nuthing I shou d say could overthrow you." To a north rn hamlet a Highlander was pasting up F. bill abllt the School Board election Another Hign- lander standing behind,earnestly spelbn/ out tho word triennial, all at once s iys Tonal', whaur 'ill that ¡dace ca' Triennial be?" Scene: A Government office. Junior Clerk Haw!' Look here, Fipps: I want to be away a iii,), tli or so." Senior Clerk "All right, old fellow. L'ave, I siipl)ose,! Junior Clerk: "Haw? no; ÚOInf'Rt.ic afHlctio¡¡-ome'-Jlle'" going to marry me." Scene, a Scotch school boaid meeting, inquiring member: Huw is it that the doiiiiiiies mak' four qu rters' fee oot o' the year and get six weeks* holidays? Another member: "How can ye get four quarters, out o a soo, and hae the heid and the feet ieft ? Music-teacher: Your daughter, Mrs. Jones, has real musical talent. She outiht to have a thorough training." Mrs. Jones: "That's just what I was tellmg Mr. Jones to-day and we agreed to engage a competent teacher for her after she has finished her next quarter with yoil." "Donald," said a Scotch dame, looking up from the Catechism, to her son, What's a slander ? A slander, &ude mither ?" quoth young Donald, twisting the corner of his plaid. A-whed, I hardly keu, unless it be mayhap an ower-true tale which one gudr. woman tells o' another." Gentleman (to beggar accompanied by his little boy): "Sv the little fellow isd-af ? Bggar: Yes, quite deaf." Gent: "Then I will just box his ears." Boy: Naw, naw G nt: "Tt>ere, you see how we.il he can hear ? Beggar: "Yes, but he can only hear the ew words he has been used to from a child A Scotch preacher sent to officiate one Sunday at a country parish was accommodated at night in the manse in a very diminutive closet instead of the usual best bedroom appropriated to strangers. "Is this the bedro. m?" he said starting back in amazement. "Deed aye, sir, this is the prophet's chamber." It maun he for the mil,or prophets then," was the quiet reply. "Look here, sir the cob you sold me won't do. He jibs. I can't get him over the bridge." That's the very reason I sold him." "But you advertised that he was To be old for no other reason than that the owner wants to leave the town.' Well, and so I did. And if you can leave town with him it will be more than I coul i." A wealthy banker, not havin ben able to find a sufficiently uncommon and expensive toy, presented his little grandson on his birthday with a bank-note of considerable value. Soon afterwards the little fellow's mother wasliorrified on entering the nursery to find him ccying bitterly. What is the matter, darling she asked. "Ii..s not gra!Jdpapagiven Y'IU :mythwfí?" Ye.Yes!" was the sobbing reply. "Tell ma what mv dear." "Why, he gave me that ugly piece of paper that I have just thrown into the fire Probably tli, iii,,st btisiness-ike hen on record was orn owned by an American gentleman. He had for long noted that, when his hen laid an egg, she turned round to have a look at it, to see that it was all right; and this peculiarity of the fowl's—which is common to alt hens—set him thinking. He con- structed tha hen's nest in such a manner that the weight of the egg w iuld cause the bottom 01 the licsfc to yield suiffciently to allow the egg to drop through into a net beneath then tha nest, closed up. The fowl was watched. As usual, it iaid its egg, and turiif d round to ey it. To it> surprise, there was no egg. It must have 111 ide a mistake. It laid another egg, or thought it did but still thero wa* no egg to he seen. So it tried a third, and so on. Th3 ingenious gentleman should have made a fortune out of his hea but he did uou. A Paris j >urnal tells the following story of the penalties of greatness, and how one may occasi,1I1<111,v avoid paying them. A distinguished physician in Paris could not shew his nose out of doors without being every minute acjostei by someone. Ah, doctor, how glad I am to see you. All this morning I hive fei!—what do you suppose it can be?" To such an ;r extent was the poor man plagued that he determined at all hazards to rid himself of this torment. A few days since, in a very public p ace he heard,as usual Ah, doctor, how (.lad 1" and so forth. "Good groci'iusl" he replied this is perfect business. I must see your tongue out it out, please." And there in the open street, the man obeyed. The doctor studied it for a short time. Very good," said he at length now shut y ur eyes." Again the patient obeyed, where- upon the doctor weut on his way, leaving his tor- mentor in this ridiculous position in the midst of an amused crowd. The b:>st anecdote of General Giant which we have seen is the one 'elated by General Clinton B. Fish, who says "I was sitting with the General and, otLer, whfm an officer high in rank rushed in, shoat- ing, 'Oh boys, I've such a good story to tell you? Thi're are no ladies present, I believe "T) but there are. gentlemen present,' was the curt ivply of Grant. The story was not told." A festive Scot had been entertaining a briber Scot" in his London home, and towards the JUI.III hours he t,Id his Lmtler to order a cab for his triond, whom he addressed as follows: bc):t upright in his chair, ani staring straight at his guest; "ye'll excuse in-* coming oot—11X1 afraid o the draughts. Man," he continued earnestly, when ye get ootside ye'll see twa cabs. Tak the first-- LiAs ottior's not there." Tom, a word with you." "Be then; I'm in a hurry." "What did you give your stck horse t'other (iay A pint of turpelit-ine." John hurried heme and admini-tered the ain,) dose to his favourite charger, which died in half all hour. His opinion of Turn's veterinary ability was modified. He met him. the next day. "Well, Tom, I gave my horse a pint of turpentine, and ifc killed him. "So it did icino." The bitter dispute betweenColman and his biother- 111-law and partner was wont to explode in violent altercations. In one of these Mr. Morris accused him of "taking- ;,w,y his xti,n and the following dialogue ensaed :—C. How did I take away your name?" I:" Bv vilifying- rn" with other odious epithets." C: "Whit?" M: "You called mtJ a scoundrel, sir." C., w.th a forced gr-u "Keep yout name.
PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. STONE-BREAKING AND WOOD-CHOPPING BY PAUPERS. 1dJ1., T. JONES AND THE ASSISTANT- OVERSEERS. THE MASTER'S SALARY. on rn"e^n8' °f this Board was held there the Union Workhouse, when T. W,,ere Pre?enfc Mr .T. Lewis (in the chair), Mr (m trie vice-chair), Messrs T.'Edwards. T \f' -ct)arda, J. Evans (Orofta), J- J- Evan*, (Tonteg), Thomas (Mardy), -Thotn os jj 'rnd!»'0) W. Morgan, G. Evans, W. Davies, PJ. E J18^ -^avies, T. Jones and A- Cule with Mr ■John, J.p. (ex.officio). Mr -Bircham (Local Government Board inspectoy-) was also present. PROPOSED LABOUR TEST FOR THE WORKHOUSE Mr W. Morgan (Tynewydd), in accordance with W T- moved th- adoption of a labour test for the b or)iil(), CUilsidering the number of able- ed m<n in the House he thought some kind of ^"r ought to be provided for them. he Chaii man What would you Suggest ? r M„on<las Stone-breaking, or SOmethin<?, in. °? hying able-bodied men doing nothiug ex- eept efljoyiug thouisoli by the fireside. _;rte Chairman thought it might be left to the visiting Committee who Wcnld> he thnughfc) visifc Ghe House after this more particularly. Mr Bircham Perhaps they can be asked to re- Lf "pen it. I iuk sheds should be erected in ^h.ch sucn work 8bou]d be carried Qn jn a,j ers' so ^D,J' addition tj the workhouse has been finished yon Cennot very Well provide the ^ocomaiodation, j 8hou](J like to see sheds u&S 1 though I a^ree that soma labour ■shouldIbe provided f„r the men. I have always thought so, atid have spoken about it here. There leilking3 wood-chopping, and gravel- pnnlrTf 'i^Cou^ labour on stuff which you MrMoJ getridof- I have no objection to withdrawing hearing the doctor report that there 0 ^^Cy able-bodied men in the Houso made me move it. ■wittily ^airman bulieveall the Guardians agree Awards (Mountain Ash) I suppose if « 0 c* carpenter came here he would be put to &k stones, or if an old shoemaker came he Would be put to chop wood or break stones. Mr Bircham No, 1 think some provisi n should be ttiade for such cases. The matter then dropped. ^OPOSED APPOINTMENT OF A WARRANT OFFICER. MR T. JONES AND THE ASSISTANT OVERSEERS. Mr T. Jones (Ynyshir) again brought forward his motion for a Warrant Officer for the Union. he notice now, however, was to call attention to fact that there are a number of cases in which Notices of removal have been obtained and never Carried out and to ask the relieving officers for an Explanation." He now said he considered it was absolutely necessary that the Guardians should ap- point an officer to undertake the removal of paupers and fulfil other duties which were not Exactly within the province of relieving officers. He bad been furnished with a certain number of cases which had come before the Visiting Com- mittee and certificates authorising the removal of paupers to their proper parishes had been abtained bat not carried out. He found that there were Home now in the house although orders for their re- moval had been obtained since August 27h, The Clerk (Mr S pickett) remarked that the re- moval was the work of assistant overseers; not re- lieving officers. Mr Jones Are the assistant overseers here? Mr Spickett: No. Mr Jones Well, I moved that they should be Jhere. The Clerk You gave notice to call attention to "the mattbr and ask the relieving officers. The Chairman I would propose that Mr Jones Postpone his remarks until the people are here to answer. M^ Sr'iIorgan agreed- vans asked if the Clerk had written to -the assistant overseers asking them to be present -to-day P The Clerk No. Mr Evans We ought to postpone it then. We ,,4ro otli_v wasting time in their absence. 1r Bircham I ihink there is a great deal in the point yon (Mr Jones) raise, but I think it would be eU to see where you are in regard to the re- ..ran?ement of the relieving officers' districts be- T? ProceediQg with this. Mr Jones: And are we, in the meantime, to let +k P?°P'e wh° are not yet removed to remain in House ? ldr Bircharn I should think it might be left to ilouse Committee to report upon. r J°nes They cannot report more than they slf °Ue" *s rea^> to nse a very mild term, T?16' ases ordered for removal in November 1>B ec.emker not yet removed. I think it would JTastina the ratepayers' money. Chairman thought what Mr Jones had r>ffiCDU aatisfactorily explained, and when .tlae Officers referred to were present the aspect of ^bsen W0°id be changed considerably. In the unfair6 th°Se peoPle he th°nght it was very *honl )J?m 68 After the remarb8 of the Chairman I t>on« t0 know whether it is my duty to post- f matter from time to time or the duty of 0 be bere ? Cers to be here ? ^lvL^Wuld8: Does not ^'s matter reflect H; on the Bosrd ? iere to "^0' certainly not; the Guardians are tolera Itve instructions. It is their fault it they 1t. Mr EdQ. d Mr J.usfc so. it no fnrth6r\ 1 ti"nk the time has come to tolerate Mr A. Cuie jonrned for a fort>^osed that the matter be ad- seers be asked t0 and that the assistant over- Mr Jones If any Present at the next meeting, journed let him say SoQar ilan says h0 v,ants it ad- **8 of the kind, becauae f°r 1 wil1 do noth' ^Wice before. have given notice of it Mr E. Erans secor ded n i > agreed to. ^nle s motion and it PROPOSED ADDITIONAL NUBSB AT RP. WORKHOUSE. in"t?eClerk 8aid Mr BirOham haa 4Workhouse book suggesting C > ™ th«ty8» secoud I!uroe for t^,e sick and icfirm that it^orkh°nse. There was also 6 eQ the Vi8jt?a'd he des-irnble that more membejg of the Comaittee should visit the HouBe Mr Bir«vf cl°thiug had fallen rather low. were four aam now remarked that at Mertbyr there ierc. No i11"86,8 and two, at least, were needed "would writethe Local Government Board The Cbairtj,0 Caardians on the subject. to the Visiting ntU0Tf'd that the matter be referred g CornIlJIttee. 'HE MASTER'S CHILD. The Clerk read ment Board sayin„ from the Local Govern- the support of the u could °ot sanction "without re-payme ,t ttsters child at the Workhouse *»«t if the G-wrdiana \u cLosfc °f niamtenaDCP, Master insufficient the r U", V 8 of ^oold be prepared to oo^1 GovernraeDt1 „Board increase of his -lary. 7r L & ProPosal for an This matter also was iXUg i?r);u o v. reterre(i to the Committee. PAUPER IUNATICS Saard Local Government treann r ^i. f^ 3 had been paid to the the »ntm f6 1°016111 contribution towards 6 8aPP°rfc of pauper lnnatiC8 iQ thig Uoion.
Caerphilly Police Court. Tuesday—Before Messrs H. T. Williams (Chair man), J. Llewelyn, and W. Jones. TRESPASS AT CAERPIIILLY.-Daniel Jones, collier, of Caerphilly, was summoned for trespassing in search of game with a gun on lands in the occupa- tion of one Thomas Evans, of Nantycalch Farm, Caerphilly, and the property of the Right Hon. Lord Windsor, at 4.20 p.m January 6th, 1886- P.C. Charles Stibbs proved the case.—Fined 12s 9d including costs. LICENSING < ASKS AT NAXTGARW.—Mary Smith landlady of the Rock beer-house, Nantgarw, was summoned fur having her house open for the sale of beef at 11.45 p.m. on Saturday, January 9th, 1885.—P.C. John Hallet, of Nantgarw, proved the case.—Fined 20s and costs.— Charles Thomas (alias, Ch iriey the schoolmnster), Henry Ratford and Edward Champion, all of Nantgarw, were summoned for being on the premises. E-voh fined 10s including costs.—Charles Thomas W vS again charged with being on the premises of the Rock Inn Nantgarw. on the 30h December, 1885, at 11.30 p.m.—Fined 10* and costs. FALSE TBAVELLERS AT NAVIGATION,—John Green and David D.tvies, pplliers, of Lewistown, were summoned for falsely leureaenting r.hemselves to be bonct fide travellers for the purpose of obtaining beer at Navigation on January 3rd, 1886.—H.C. John Uavies, NTelson, proved the case.—Fined 10d and costs. NON-MAINTKNANCE AT CAERPHILLY. Thomas Weston and James Weston, colliers, of Caerphiliy, wore, summoned by Mr W. Davies, Relieving Officor of the Pontypridd Union, for the nou-main tenance of their aged father.—Ordered to pay Is per week and costs. ASSAULT AT TREHARRIS.—David Thomas, mar- lied, of Treharris. was summoned for assaulting Elien Davies, single woman, of Nelson, on Decem- ber 30th 1885.-Fined 20i and costs.
MARDY EXPLOSION RELIEF FUND. TAFF VALE RAILWAY (FERNDALE BRANCH). A numerously-attended meeting was held on Sunday last at the Railway Station, Ferndale, to receive the reports from the collectors appointed at the previous meeting to collect in aid of the above fund. Mr. Jabez Richards, traffic inspector, again presided over the meeting, Mr. T. Bates, fitter, occupying the vice-chiir. The report was presented, with the result that the sum of Y,10 4s. 3d. has been handed over, through the chairman, to the fund on behalf of the employes of the Ferndale Branch, Taff Vale Railway. Votes of thanks were accorded to the chairman, vice-chairman, and the collectors for the very valuable services rendered in securing such a satisfactory result, and the meeting dispersed.
CHARGES AGAINST THE AGENT, MANAGER, AND FIREMEN OF THE MARITIME COLLIERY COMPANY. At Pontypridd police-c urt on Wednesday (btfore Mr Ignatius Williams, Stipendiary magis- trate, and Mr Blandy Jenkins,) Mr Vazil Simons, of Swansea, applied on behalf of the Treasury for summonses against the agent, Major Hague, the manager, Mr David Thomas, and the fireman, Thomas May, for breach of one of the Special Rules for not removing or diluting an accumu- lation of gas on the Hutching heading and else- where, on 16th December. Mr Simons, of Merthyr will appear in defence. The Company have taken out summonses against several of the men for breach of colliery rules, in which cases Mr Rhys defends- All are made returnable next Wednes- day.
'n_ — r Selling Beer without a Licence at Mardy, At Pontypridd police-court on Wednesday (before Mr Ignatius Williams, Stipendiary magis- trate, and Mr Blandy Jenkins,) Jane Thompson, Mardy, was charged with selling beer without a license, and James Perry and Hugh Richards were charged with aiding and abetting.—Jane Thomp- son is the wife of the man who was fined .£25 including costs for a similar offence.—Inspector Matthews said the h,isband went to prison, and the wife began to sell beer to anyone who came.— Mr Rhys &aid several of his clients consented to plead guilty. Afterwards Mr Simons brought plead guilty. Afterwards Mr Simons brought them down again.—His Worship then said he thought those who pleaded guilty ought not to be proceeded against. It was taen agreed that if there were BO further misconduct the efendants now bafore the court should not be further pro- ceeded against. He was surprised, therefore, seeing that the offence has not been committed since, that the police should come to-day and ask for costs.—Ordered to pay the costs.
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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. PONTYPRIDD. MK POWELL THOMAS AT CARMEL.—We would re- mind our readers that the promised two entertain- ments by Mr Powell Thomas are given at Carmel Chapel this (Thursday) evening and to-morrow (Friday) evening. FUNERAL OF MR. JOHN PROTHERo.-The mortal remains of Mr John Prothero, of Taff-street, were, ou Thursday, interred at Aberdare Cemetery. De- ceased, who was 64 years of age, was born in the neighbourhood of Llanwrtyd, Breconshire, but spent about 40 years of his life at Ab.?raoian, near Aberd re. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and subsequently deacon at Gwawr and Ynyslwyd churches. He removed to Pontypridd about 11 years ago, to join his sons (Messrs J. & I. Prothero) who were in business in Taff-street, (the shop now carried on by Mr Isaacs Protheio) and then he became a deacon at the t abernacle. He suffered for a number of years from chronic asthma, and died un the 17th inst. Great sympathy was felt for the family, tre departed and those e comhded with him being highly respected. The funeral stfarted from the house about half-past tvveh-e, noon, on Thursday, and the coffin, placed in a Inarse, was taken to Aberdare by road. The funeral servica was arranged by the Rev. Dr. Robert. At the house, the Rev. W. Parry read, and the Rev. E. Jones, Berthlwyd, prayed. At the grave, the Hev. Dr. Price and the Rev. H. lVillhnts (Twrfab) officiated, and the Friendly Sociery burial service was read by an officer rpresenting a club of which the departed was a member. THROUGH Flail, Rain, Snow, or Sunshine, First Class Portraits can always be had from THOS. FORREST, Carubrian Studio, Pontypridd GLYN I'AFF. ENTERTAINMENT.— An entertainment was held at the Glyutaff School-room, on Friday evening last, under the presidency of Mr G. J. Penn. The local singers took put in the proceeding-g, and also the Ynysangharad String Hand. under the leadership of Mr D. Williams, Pontypridd. The attendance was large, and the National Anthem brought a very successful meeting to a close. rl REFOREST. POSTAL FACILITIES.—A third delivery of letters has been established at this village, commencing from the head office, Pontypridd, at 5.15 p.m. ° HOPKINSTOWN. TRUE TO THE OAK LODGE," HELD AT THE ROYAL OAK INN, HOPKINSTOWN, PONTYPRIDD-A correspondent writes to say that this new lode, belonging to the M rthyr and Aberdare District of the Loyal Order f Ancient Shepherds. Aahton Unity, has nothing to do with the old lodge that was held at this house, but began with a new membership altogether, and on its own footing, without any relation to the old society at all. As some of the public say that this lodge is a patch up of the old one, says our correspondent, we, as a boly of members, wish'the readers of the Chronicle and others to know the truth. They are welcome to come and prove it. We are glad to say that we are 39 members, and are getting on very well, considering the times, and after the clouds get clear a little we are proud to say that there is a prospect of having a very strong lodge. YNrSUIR. CHANGES IN THE POLICE POliCE.-Acting-sergeant Rowe, who was stationed at this place for a long time, has, in the course of the recent changes made in the police arrangetnentg 0f the district, been appointed officer for Gilfacb GJch. where he entered upon his duties on Friday last. It is stated that hisT friends are getting up a testimonial as a slight recognition of their appreciation of the way in which he performed his work at Ynyshir. He is succeeded here by Acting-sergeant Davies of Gilfach Goch. CLY'DACH VALE. POSTAL FACILITIES.A wall letter box has been erected at Blaenelydach which is cleared for despatch at 2.35 p m and 5.30 p.m., week days only. J PENTRE. POSTAL FACILITIES.—A wall letter-box has been erected near the Vicarage, which is cleared for despatch at 3 p.m. and 5.30 p-m. week days only. DINAS. A CHILD RUN OVER.—On Wednesday afternoon, some children were playing on the road at this place when a Pentre Hotel trap, driven by George Newman, cime along. The driver called out, and the children ran out of the way, but one little fellow,named Alexander Inkeraiatin Bees,aged only four years, the son of Mr. Thomas Rees, seemed frightened and ran back into the road. He was knoaked down and tram pied upon by the borse, but the driver pulled np fit once, and it is stated that the child will be ali right in a day or two. CREDITORS' MEETING -At the office of Mr W L. Daniel, official receiver, on Tuesday, a meeting of the creditors of James MORGAN, grocer, 96 Dinas-road, Dinas, was held. The debtor had been adjudicated a bankrupt and an oider for summary administrat;on was made by the court under section 121 of the Bankruptcy Act, the official receiver being trustee in the bankruptcy. The unsecured liabilities were £ 394 168 ld, and other liabilities, 215. Assets, .£92 18s Id de- ficiency, X316 18s.—The Official Receiver in his observations stated that the debtor commenced business at Dinas in November, 1881, with a capital of 1:73 and a loau of £ M> and that he had greatly overestimated the value of his b>ok debts and the amount at which they were put down could never be realised. YSTRAD RHONDDA. STREET ACCIDENT.—On Monday week, while amusing himself with some boys on the highway near the Primrose Hill Cottage, Own Jones, the son of John Jones, Gelli Crossing, fractured his leg through, being knocked down by a passing bicycle. He is recovering slowly. CWMPAEK- FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Monday Mr T. Williams, coroner, held an inquest on the body of Evan J .mes Jones, age 14, who died from iajuries sustained at the Park Pit of the Ocean co-yipalav on the 23rd inst. It appeared th'tt deceased had been crashed by a large stone fulling upon him.Verdict, Ac- cidental Death." 1 TREORKY. INQUEST.—At the inqu, st hell before Mr T. Williams, coroner, at the Cardiff Arms, Treorky, on the body of Margaret Jones, age 38. who died suddenly on the 21st instant, the jury returned a verdict of Died from heart disease." MOUNTAIN AS 3. LOCAL BOAPD.-This board met on Monday, Mr. Thomas Edwards presiding The Surveyor presented an estimate of the cost of a footbridge at PeLrbiwceibér. The Chairman suggested that, before proceeding with the work, the Board should ascertain whether the land on the eastern side of the river wae public property or not. It was resolved that Mr. Nixon be asked to appoint a person to meet the chairman, Mr. M. Morgan, the clerk, and the surveyor on the spot, in order to inquire into the Board's right to tue land referred to. Mr. Gray, on behalf of the Messrs. Nixon, agreed to put np the fence wall near the vicara.c,a. j The medical officer reported that 143 cases of measles had occurred in the district since the out- break of the epidemic. MARDY RELIEF FUND.-On Monday and Tues- day, at the Work nian's- hall, "Owain Glyndwr" was performed by the Mountain Ash Coffee Tavern Lramatic Society, in the presence of a full house, for the benefit of the Mardy Relief Fund. The stage manager was Mr E, R. Rees, Coffee Tavern; and the accompanist was Miss Bosher. The Mountain Ash String Band also rendered excellent service. FIRE.—A fire broke out at the shop of Mr J. Worthington, boot dealer, Oxford-street, on Mon- day night. It was discovered about 10 o'clock, but through prompt attention on the part of Mr Worthington, Sergeant John, and others, it was speedily extinguished. A large number of boots were destroyed, but the building was only slightly injured. CAERPHILLY. CONCERT.—A grand complimentary concert was given to Mr W. Coleman (a promising young musician of this town) on Wednesday, at the National School-room, when the following well- known' artistes took part :—Soprano Llinos Cenydd, Caerphilly; contralto: Miss Jessie Cole- man, Monntain Asa: tenor: Mr Dan Beddoe, Llwynpia; bass: Mr G wily m Tnomas, Ynyshir; accompanists, Mr and Miss Evans, Castle Cottage, Caerphilly. Lliuos Cenydd had a severe cold, and took but a small part in the programme. The singing of Mr G. Thomas was much admired. Mr Dan Beddoe was also very popular. Miss J. Coleman, who is a very yoaag lady, gave her songs in a taking manner. Miss R. Manders, of Cardiff played a pianoforte sub in a manner that reflected great credit on so young a player. The National Anthem brought a very successful concert to a close. GLYNCORRWG. MR W. H. PLUMMER, of the Gelli Mill Colliery, second son of Mr E. Plummer, manage of the Glyncorrwg Collieries, is in the list of candidates who passed the examination for colliery managers' certificates, recently hpld at the Cardiff Centre. DEATHS. BARNHOUSE.—On Wednesday, Martha, the daughter of Mr. W. Barnhouse, Tag Vale Hotel, Ponty- pridd. Funeral Saturday 2 o'clock, Glyntaff Cemetery. JAMES —Jan. 26th, at Bailey's Arms, Pentre Ystrad, Gomer, the b,loved son cf John and Margaret James, aged 18 years.