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PONTYPRIDD FOOTBALL CLUB. PONTYPRIDD FOOTBALL CLUB. 1IST OF FIXTURES. FIRST FIFTEEN. Da,e. Opponents. Played at 1886.. Jtgi. 16 Neath Neath o! Cardiff Crusaders Cardiff »» Neath Pontypridd Feb- 4 Penarth United Rhondda. v. Cardiff Cardiff 13 Carinarthan (1st Cup Tie) Not fixed « 13 Pontymister pontymister 25 Merthyr pontypndd •Warch 4 Penygraig Penygraig g » 27 United Rhondda v. Cardiff Pontypndd APnl 3 Treherbert PONTYPRIDD FOOTBALL CLUB. LIST OF FIXTURES SECOND FIFTEEN. Date. Opponents. Played at 1886. Jan 14 Merthyr 2nd Pontypridd 23 Cardiff Crusaders 2nd eb. 4 Penarth 2nd Penarth » 6 Cardiff 3rd XV Cardiff » 13 Roath 1st „ 27 Roath Rangers let „ Xarch 4 Merthyr 2nd Merthyr „ 13 St. Mary's 1st Cardiff 20 Taff Vale Wanderers 1st Pontypridd April 3 Cathays RoverslBt Cardiff FOOTBALL. I LLWYNPIA v. PONTYPRIDD DRUIDS. The return match between the above clubs took iplace on Thursday last on the ground of the lat- ter, when again Llwynpia came off victorious; the score at the call 0f no side read as follows :— Llwynpia 1 gaol, kicked from a try, one try and two touches down to a touch down. It must be mentioned that the home team were very much strengthened by the services rendered them by G. i?,Uld' who acquitted himself as full back admir- ably. The followine are the chief points of the game. J. Long kicked off from the works end at 4 o'clock and was quickly returned by a good drop "om S. Nicholas, und the home forwards quickly followed up and compelled the visitors to touch down being the only point scored by them through the match. W. Phillips kicked off from the 25 and Was well followed up by the visiters, and a srum- ^•ge formed within their 25 and of which Ponty- pridd had the advantage, being a much heavier team than their opponents. The ball at this point Jas kicked into touch and from the throw out W. ^hillipg got possession and, after a smart run, was hollared by Gould. He now passed to Treharne who, °a being upset, likewise transferred to Davies, who Succeeded in scoring right behind the goal posts. The place was successfully negotiated by Long. The ball was now kicked off from half-way, and a good run by Gould resulted in his being thrown into touch. From here Cording obtained possession .and made the run of the day, passing man after "»an, and ran in and soored. Time was then called The Llwynpia team were as follows :—Back, T. Jenkins; three-quarter backs, Phillips (captain), Cording, T. E. John, and J. Charles half-backs, J. treharne and J. Davies; forwards, Herbert, Long, Â. Lewis, J. Protheroe, D. Williams, H. Rees, J. James and O. Llewelyn. Umpire, Mr R. Cordirg.
PBNYGRAIG v. UPPER RHONDDA. This match was played at Treorky on Saturday, the 23rd inst. The Upper Rhondda team was selected from the Treherbert, Ystrad and Treorky Clabs. The Upper Rhouddi3 men played a very Tough game and were continually playing off side, especially H. Brace, who crossed the line three times but was ordered back by the umpires for being off-side. In the first half the home team secured a try and a few minors to nil. On change of ends the visitors lost the services of J. Randall, Cooke, and R. Cording, who were compelled to reo tire through being hurt. But notwithstanding this great drawback, the Penygraig boys played up well and secared two tiiee, one of which was con- certed into a goal. The field, was very hard with a lot of ashes in some places and plenty of brokenx alonS 'he touch-line, into whioh several of the Penygraig men weie tumbled by the home 1 he following are the teams :—Penygraig, ack, J. Cording three quarter backs, D. Be van, -K. Cording, R. J. Cooke and E. Rees; half-backs, jL Randall and M. W. Rees (Captain) forwards, •J* Foster, J. Evans, R. Davies, J. Evans, J. jA-tkins, T. Lewis, T. Thomas, R. Hughes and J. long; Umpiie, Mr O. Llewelyn. Rhondda, back, 30-1 Hopkin three quarter backs, G. Lewis, Frost, and B. T. James; half-backs, T. Morgan and T. OYDlI; forwards, Bees Jones, H. Brace, J. Davies, • Davies, W. Williams, J. Jones, Jenkins, Powell .:and Harris; Umpire, KrW. Williams.
South Glamorgan Liberal Association. MEETING AT TONYREFAIL. a meeting was held for the purpose of th B'x members to represent this section of Tlf Glamorgan division on the Liberal TT Hundied. Messrs Wm.gEvans, Thos. Lewis, Rowlands, Thomas Evans, William Williams, na John Harris were unanimously elected. The tw° gentlemen were members of the former Hundred.
SMALL-POX IN CARDIFF. w. on Satut^nee^lrig of the Cardiff Board of Guardians small-pox^^fc was announced that several cases of fatal broken out in that town, one proving
AT MERTHYR. About seven o'cl0 k containing oil took aT on Saturday night a cask of Mr. W. T. Gritlith the back of the premises street, Icreating an i F3, ironmonger, of High- Police and several civiii^6 b?"?e- A body of the scene, and the confl* <lmckly appeared on subdued. Occurring, a* ltd; !u *u Bh-°^ Jjme of the evening, when th* *d'f the busiest the fire occasioned Mj* ==-
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Rlioadda Police Intelligence. MOKDAV.—Before Mr Ignatius Williams, Stipen- diary Magistrate. SUNDAY CLOSING ACT AT PANDY.—Frank Martin, land- lord of the Cross Keys, was charged with having his house open illegally for the sale of beer on Sunday, 10th January. Mr. Williams appeared for the defendant. P.C. Hopkins said he visited the Cross Keys on 10th and found six men drinking, five from Porth and one from Trealaw. He asked their names and addresses and they said they were residing at Porth. Thomas Davies was making his escape out of the back door; followed him into the skittle alley. He said be watched the dofendantJHe waslunder the influence of drink. For the defence Mr. Williams said Davies was in defendant's employ, and one told the landlord he came from the lower end of Porth, and he sup- posed all came from there.—Defendant said Davies became his groom, to look after his horses on Satur- day evenings and Sunday, and to do odd jobs about the premises. He began Sunday before Christmas, and continued up to three weeks ago. When the policeman came Davies was fetching wood for the missus. He came that morning at eight o'clock. It was his duty to feed a colt two miles off. He is a brickmaker, and follows his occupation during the week. Edward Palmer said he was at the Cross Keys on the 10th instant. He was there on the 3rd, vnd entered on his duties on the 4th. Davies was there washing the place up on the 10th. Did not see him have any beer.—Fined Is. and costs. His Wor- ship said the landlord had not exercised sufficient care.-William Evans, Thomas Davies, Thomas Evans, Allick Douche, were charged with being unlawfully present at the Cross Keys on the 10th instant. P.C. Hopkins gave similar evidence as iu the former case. Douche pleaded that he was a stranger from England, and he did not know the distance.—He was lined Is. without costs, and the others 10s. each and costs. others 10s. each and costs. SELLING BEliR WITHOUT A LICENSB AT BLAEN- HHONDDA.—Evan Price was charged with this offence. P.C. Demaid said, about halfpast two in the afternoon of the 17th instant, ne saw sevea or eight men go into defendant's house; he followed them in, some one who was watching "aw him coming, and they all went out of the front door. He went in at the back. There were pints and glasses on the tabla, which had recently had beer in.-By the Bench The men had had time to drink, as he had more than 200 yards to go. There had been a man watching at the back for the last three months. As soon as the man saw him he went in. He asked what the men were doing there and he said he did not know, unless they came to have a drop of beer, as he had a small cask in his hease. He said, come up stairs." He went up and in the front room found an 18 gallon cask with a tap in, and a small quantity of beer. Asked him where the other cask was ? He said in the pantry. Went there, and found another 18 gallon cask full, and covered over with rags. Told aim he should report him for selling beer. He was in plain clothes at the time. He asked him to have a glass of beer or a glass of port wine. When told he would be reported he said, Yes, I know Jvery well I have done wrong. If you will forgive me this time, you shall never see any more beer in my house againA He then offered again beer and port wine, and five shillings to say nothiug about it. He began to cry. His wife called him, and offered more money. She said she generally kept a small cask of beer, and if anybody came in and liked to pay sixpence they could have a pint or a quart. On Christmas Day saw thirteen men go in in the morning. Defendant said the policeman came at once into the room, there was no one in the house but himself, wife and little girl. His wife was con- fined. In reply to the bench, P.C. Demaid said this had been going on for three months, and the manager of the works there complained of the men being kept away from their work by being at defendant's.—The Stipendiary said he must have known he wa doing wrong, as he tried to bribe the policeman. There does not seem to have been so very brisk a trade. He believed he was a poor man, and did this to increase his income to keep his wife and five children. But this illegal drinking is doing great harm, and the law must be enforced. Other magistrates are inflicting fines of £ 10, but on account of his poverty, he would fine him X5 11s. 6d. and costs, or one month's impri- sonment, the beer at the house to be forfeited. STEALING COAL AT TREHEKBERT.—Levi Emmanuel was charged with this Offence,-P.C. Miall said at a quarter past five on 21st instant, he saw defendant coming along Ynysfeio yard, with a lump of coal on his shoulder, from the direction of a siding in front of the stables. Asked him who gave him permission to take it. He said he had it from the pit. It weighed 561bs. Arrested him. He then said he had it on the tip. Henry Richards, weigher, said defen- dant had no right to take tha coal. Defendant is one of the workmen. It is just possible a large lump might have been with the rubbish. He was told not to press the case severely. Defendant works at night and was going home. He is a haulier, taking the rubbish to the pit. Defendant pleaded guilty, and said he took it from under the stage at the screen. Defendant is a very good workman.—His worship said it was in his favour that he passed the place on his way, and did not go there to steal. To be bound over in X5 to come up for judgment when called upon. DRUNK AND RIOTOUS AT TREORKY.—William Rees was charged with being drunk on Saturday night. P.C Francis said about half-past eleven on Satnrday night, he saw defendant leading a bull terrier by a chain. Told him to go home. Afterwards saw this dog and another fighting. They were separated, and the terrier was taken to the station. Defendant said ht would go where the dog went. He was very drunk and violent. On his way to Treherbert station he said he would not walk, but would have a horse and trap to carry him. By the help of another constable took him to the station, and he was bailed out yesterday morning.—Discharged, having been locked up for one night. SLIDING ON THE HIGHWAY AT TREHERBERT.— Gomer Evans, David Jones Collins, David Collins, Emblyn Lewis, John Jones, and Thomas Thomas were charged with sliding on the highway.—P.C. Francis said at five o'clock on the evening of the 18th instant saw defendant's eliding in the middle of the highway. The slide was 150 yards long in the middle of the street.—Fined 5s. each. DOING GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM AT BLAENYCWM.— Edward Hughes was charged with this offence. William Smith said on Saturday night last George Harris's wife and defendant had a few words. George Harris collared defendant by the throat. Defendant then hit George Harris, who then slipped down and broke his leg (a small bone). It was about a minute after the blow that Harris fell.—P.C.Bryant said last Saturday night about twelve o'clock, he was called to the defendant's lodgings, No. 10, Top Row, Blaeny- cwm. Saw Harris there. In defendant's presence he said defendant had hit him three times, and had also kicked him in his leg. which he thought was broien. Defendant said, No, I only hit you, I did not kick you." Sent for the doctor, and found his leg was broken. The doctor said the injured man would not be able to appear for a month.—Remanded for a week. Defendant was unable to find bail. STEALING COAL AT GELLI.-Pdwin Bartlett, labourer, was charged with stealing coal from the Bwllfa incline, on the 22nd instant.—P.C. Richards said he saw defendant carrying a sack. He put it down, picked up a lump of coal put it into the sack and came away. He met him and charged him with r stealing the coal weighing 421 bs.—William Griffiths, manager of the colliery, said defendant is nit in his employ.—Joined. PAWNBBOKEB'B CAlK AT FERNDALE.-Isaac Abelson, was summoned to pay for articles pledged with him, but which had been destroyed by fire. Mr. Rhys for complainant said, it appeared they could only demand twenty-five per cent. on the amount advanced. Mr. Plews for defendant said that amounted to eight shillings, which had been tendered. Mr. Rhys said only 7s. 6d. was offered.-J a.mes, Parry, collier, Lake- street, Ferndale, said goods were pledged on 6th of October. He went to Mr. Abelson to ask him to Return goods or value last Monday. He offered 7s. 6d. r^old him he WOuld not take money. He would have clothes or the value. His suit of clothes was rWth P.C. Bow en said he went with Parry to eQdant's. Defendant offered to give twenty-five P cent.-—To pay 8s. and costs.
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ODLIG BRIODASOL Ar briodas Mr E. Rees, ysgolfeistr, a Miss E. Lewis, ysgoltetstrea, Board "Schools Porth. Priodas yn y byd Sydd drefniad gun ein Ðllw; D > i n da.vel fyn'd ynghyd, Er -well, er gwaeth i fyw 0 dan yr iau yn ddivvahan, Mewa undeb priodasol glan. Bu Rees mewn brwydr boeth, Cyn gado'r llanciau hen O'r diwedd bu yn ddoeth, A d'wedodd gyda gwen: Y madael wyf, hen lanciao ffol, Dewch chwithau'n fuan &r fy ol. Miss Lewis, lanbryd Ion, Rawddgarollawn ei gwedd; Fel oCJDeddigee-hon A ddaeth i fyd Q bedd; PJl fenan gwir ddedwyddwch llawn, Sydd yuddi hi yn amlwg iawn. Cylymwyd chwi eich dan, Drwy geriqd eywi-c frvd; Boed i chwi gario'r iall, Yn dawel 'nawr ynghyd; Eich undeb fo dan nawdd yr lor, Sy'n lIywodraethu'r tir a'r mor. Eich dyddian fo yn faith, Mewn gwir dangnefedd pur; Na ddoed un croeswynt ohwaith, I beri poen na chur; Boed i chwi blant, rhai o bob rhyw, Ryw chwech neu saith, Hawn digon yw. Rhwydd hynt i chwi yn awr, I hwylio yn y an; Drwy flin ofidial1 l' llawr, A'i ddyrns droion man. A phan yn gadaw'r byd a'i boen, Boed Nef eich rhan, yngwydd yr Oen. Hafod. -j m IOAIT TOWY.
ER OF Am Mrs Davies, priod Dewi Wyn o Essyllt. Wedi gwylio dros ei theuln Mewn ffyddlondebflwyddau hir, Wedi bod fel lloer yo gweini Iddynt hwynt olenni clir Daeth yr awr i Jane erphwyso Daeth y pryd y suddair noer Dros derfyngylch praddaidd amser, A thros yinyl beddrod oar. Ni fa gwraig erioed anwylagjj, Ni fa 'rioed dynerach mam Ni cbai'r gwr na'r plant pe gallai Wybod beth oedd profi cvn Nid dysgeidineth, Did hyawdledd, A nodweddai 'i bywyd hi, Ond, os rhinwedd yw ffyddlondeb, Enillodd radd o uchel fri. Pwy a wyr pa faint a noddodd, Faint feithrinodd drwy ei hoes, Ar yr awen fawr a dyfodd Yn cyfarfod 'stormydd croes, Ymhyfrydodd weled Dewi Wedi dod yn Ddewi WYn, A bod Gwalia yn cydnabod Nerth a rhwysg ei awen ayn. Bellach wedi oes o lafar, Wedi god d of poenau erch, Wedi arwaiu. anrhydedd Wr, a meibion hoff a'i merch, Dringodd uwch yr holl ofalon, Bellach gwylia hwy o'r Nef; Ni fydd hyny yn anghyson A rhoi canbd Iddo Ef." HOMO DÐV.
ENGLYNION I Ar farwolaeth Mrs. Jane David, anwyl briod Mr Thomas David (Dewi Wyn o Easyllt), Hill House, Pontypridd, yr hon a fu farw Rhagfyr 30ain, 1885*. Dyna Sian wedi nos huno;—Gwraig ddoeth, Gwraig dds. hyd ei hamdo; Ni ro'wd gwraig i oer dy gro 0 anian gwell na horo. Diwreiddiwyd y gedrwydden,—gudeg Gvt,Zodii r bardd t,rylen; Heddyw noeth i wyntoedd nen, Ceir bywyd Cerub Awen. Ail Gwener, rhwng ser, oedd Sian,-a'i gloewder 11 A gludwyd fry weithian, 1 wawl mwy, pwy wel y man, Trwy len faterol anian ? Dewi a thi yn deal],-rnai gwynfa. Mwy genfydd,—wyt anghall Baeni'th hanfod dod nid all 0 dir y bywyd arall. Dewi anwyl paid dihoeni,—mae meib, Ac mae merch i th loni; Cadw mewn cof faint sy'n profi, Yn ddidor dy dywydd di. lor y rhwymydd dorni'r amod,—a gweddus Yw goddef y ddyrnod; Duw sy'n ben, Did oes yn bod, Wendidau yn nhrefo Dnwdod. APMYFYR.
POETRY. I TO DEWI W 0 ESSYLLT. Lonely art thon my friend ? Oh, yes That I, indeed, may truly guess; Bereaved of her whose simple life Aimed bat to be a perfect wife, Great is thy loss, and I with thee Weep my friend, in sympathy. But though the blow is hsavy, still, Rebel we mhsl not 'gainst His will, He taketh but the props away On which we leau, that then we may Lean on Him who never falters, The Friend of friends, who never alters. RHIANON.
I ACROSTIC. In memoriam of Elizabeth Gibbon, Navigation, assistant mistress at the Porth Girls' School, died January 4th. 1886. E re yet, how hard the thought, she is no more, L ife in all nature, but she's gone before, I n endless summer, with her God above, Zealonsly here she placed in Him her love, A part from friends, their trials, O how bard, B ut short her days, and glorious her reward, f: njoyin now the unchanged views sublime, T hat bid her part, after the world of time, H er sighs are moved by the eternal rhyme. G od lent her here just for a time to stay I s:o," said she, prepare to come this way; B ehold my God meets me at Jordan's side B e ready, pray, and make my God your guide." 0nward she went, conscious of sunnier scenes, N one from her God, there ever intervenes. Hafod. lOAN TOWY.
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT TO WELSHMEN IN AMERICA. RHONDDA MINERS KILLED IN A FLOODED PIT. Some days since the Evening 'Leader, dated Wilks-barre, Saturday, December 19th, 1855, accidentally came to my hand. The principal incident wnich attracted my notice in its columns was the sad calamity, which occurred on the 18th of December, at Nantichoke. Prior to what has caused me to write upon this catastrophe, I think it necessary to insert a portion of the tidings as reported in the Evening Leader :— THE CAUSE OF FLOODING. The cave in, for such it was, which caused the flooding of the gangway in No. 1 shaft, was occa- sioned by an accumulation of water under a culm bank, though there was no dam or reservoir there, as has been stated, and it was not the river that broke through, as the break is some three hundred feet from the Susquehanna and upon high ground, It must be concluded that it was surface water, accumulated in a body under the culm bank, as there was no feeding stream of any sort from which the flow could have come. THE EFFECT OF THE FLOOD. The gangway of No. 1 drift was filled with water; but it only remained a little while, so that there was practically no trouble from water in the latter hours in the afternoon. It left, how- ever. a deposit of sand, culm and other debris, which completely blocked it, and which had to be cut througn before the imprisoned miners could be reached. Many of the men who were in the mine when the fall occurred were so unfortunate as to get out without difficulty, others had to wade or swim, and the supposition is-or rather was this morning-that the eighteen had made their way to drift No. 2, and were there safe upon higher grade. THE HOPELESS SITUATION. True, there might be no water in the portion of the mine that now encompasses them as a grave, a living tomb, from which there is no escape except through help from without; and yet there is little to substantiate such a theory. But in any event, in a block up, such as this appeared to be, through which no tidings could be heralded or egress made, it was not possible but that soon, and very soon, such pure air as had existed there before the collapse came, would become vitiated and foul and result in the suffocation of the entire band, so there seemed but little foundation for the hopes of relief entertained by the few. After reading the iarrative I am told all hopes of reaching the entombed miners has been given up. PONTYPRIDD MEN KILLED. What has induced me chiefly to draw the notice of the readers of the Chronicle to the unpleasant fact is that some Welshmen were among the un- fortunates. It is with sorrow I have to mention the name of Abraham Lewis, better known as Happy Lewis," Gyfeillion, near Pontypridd. He was the son of Edward and Mary Lewis, who for many years resided at the old houses (Yr hen dai) which abut on the old tramroad. Abraham's father died when he was a young boy, and before he emigrated to America six years ago his mother had dind. Two sisters survive him, viz., Ann Watkins, Glamorgan-terrace, Penrhiwfer, and Mary Austin, Penygraig-road, Penygraig. The unfortunate Abraham Lewis was employed as a collier boy at the Great Western Colliery for a number of years, and everybody respected him for his quiet and inoffensive disposition. His nephew, Edward Mathews, the son of John and Sprah Mathews, Pontypridd, has lost his life in the sad calamity. It appears that Edward and his parents lived for some years near the old bridge, Pontypridd. Abraham Lewis was 35 years of age, and Edward Matthews was 19. The news of their sad end has deeply moved their attached and numerous friends, particularly so on finding that both met with such a terrible death.-Cont- municated.
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PONTYPRIDD LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. THE GAS QUESTION. A LIVELY DISCUSSION. THE SEWERAGE SCHEME. The monthly meeting of the Pontypridd Loeal Board was held on Thursday, when there were pre- sent Mr D. Leyshon (chairman pro. tem,,) Messrs G1 J. Penn, F. R. Crawshay, H. Hopkins, J. Evans, J. Roberts, D. Morgan and W. W. Phillips. The Clerk (Mr H. Ll. Grover) read the draft cop- tract with the Gas Company with reference to street lights. It stated that the minimum light should be 12 sperm candle power (not 14, as the Board claimed), and objection was raised to erecting 12 meter lamps, the company offering to put up 10 wherever the Board liked to have them, and two more (if necessary) at the Board's expense.—In reply to the Chairman, Mr Rees (surveyor) said the meter lamps were now fixed by the company without consulting the Board as to sites. There was one in High street, one in Market-street, one at Hafod, one in Rhydfelen, and one in Coedpenmaen.—Mr Hopkins moved that the Company's offer of 10 lamps where the Board wanted them be accepted.—Mr Penn seconded, and said he considered they had obtained a great concession for the Board, inasmuch the price was reduced from £3 15s for ten months to only 3s 6d more for the whole of the year.—Agreed to. THE fCBLIC LIGHTS.— COMPLAINTS FROM HAFOD.—THK CONTltACT WITH THE GAS COMPANY. The Clerk went on to read a clause stating that gas should be burned for 3000 and some odd hours pei year. Mr Hopkins did not approve of that clause. Mr Jabez Evans It is perfectly right. Mr Hopkins: Pardon me Mr Evans: It is quite right. It is there on the minutes. Mr Hopkins I don't recollect anything of the kind being passed. Mr Evans It was my motion, and it wts seconded by Mr Penn. Mr Hopkins I don't see why we should depart from our old rule of saying that the lamps shall be lighted an hour after sunset and extinguished an hour before dawn. Mr Roberts: We will have no check upon the eom- pony by this clause. Mr Hopkins: None whatever. Mr W. W. Phillips complained that brackets had been put up by the Gas Works officials on the Great Western Company's houses instead of pillar-lamps an the Lighting Committee had recommended; and he added that in some instances lamps were put up be- fore the Board's sanction had been obtained. The Clerk: The Company can arrange with private owners to put brackets on their houses, and so save the expense of pillars, if they meet the requirements of the Committee. Mr Phillips; But Mr Roberts was there. He knows we gave instructions to have pillars put up. The Clerk: But I think you will find that they can do it by arranging with the owners of property. If the Great Western Company have a grievance they have their remedy. Mr Roberts: But, according to that, they may put up lamps where they like simply to burn gas. The Clerk: No, that would not be meeting your requirements. Mr Evans Is it a fact, Mr Rees, that lamps have been put up where they were not ordered, or where they were ordered not to be put up, and others with- out the permission of the Board ? The Surveyor: We ordered a pillar and the com- pany put up a bracket, but Mr Herdson says he will remove it. Mr Evans: Is there any lamp put up without any order at all ? Mr Rees: Oh, no, sir. Mr D. Morgan: Are there no lamps after they were ordered ? The Surveyor: Yes, but not without an order. Mr Phillips: Lamps were put up before they were ordered by the Board to be put up. Mr Rees: All I can tell you is this, that all the lamps ordered were put up right except two at Tre- hafod. Mr Phillips: What about the lamps at Pwllgwaun? They were recommended by the Committee, but when we went home from here on the Board-day the lamps were burning. Mr Penn If you give instructions to the Surveyor to report every week you will have the information. I think it is a mistake to have all this cavaliering without getting the information from the Surveyor. As it is. everybody is talking. Mr Hopkins: No. Mr Penn: Perhaps you are not. (Laughter.) Mr Hopkins In the interests of the ratepayers I feel I cannot allow this contract to be signed without moving an amendment, that the regulation as to lighting and extinguishing be the same in this as in the former contract. We should have a definite hour for lighting and extinguishing. Mr Penn I have just remarked to the Clerk that it was mentioned by me that the lighting and extin- guishing should be the same. Mr Roberts: That is my impression. Mr Hopkins That is my idea. Mr Penn That was the resolution. Mr Hopkins formally moved that the words an hour after sunset to an hour before sunrise be in- serted. Mr Phillips seconded and remarked that if they did not do that the Company might light the lamps ia the middle of the summer. Mr Roberts: Yes; quite so. The Clerk: You are making out the Gas Company to be the greatest frauds. Mr Roberts: No, but their servants are negligent. Mr J. Evans You have the gas to be consumed. Mr Roberts: It may be consumed at improper times. Mr Evans: Nonsense. Mr Roberts: I have seen gas this week consumed at half-past 8 o'clock in the morning. Mr Evans moved that the contract be signed inas- much as they had a check on the gas to be consumed in the limit of the hours. Mr Roberts: I have seen gas burniag this week on the Cardiff-road at half-past 8. I don't for a moment charge the company with anything that is unfair. The Clerk said the contract would come back from Mr Cocker as it was, no doubt, because this clause had been inserted at the Board's request. Mr Hopkins: Whether it comes back or not I sup- port the amendment. If we adopt that clause, we have ne check upon the time during which gas is consumed. A public company may be composed of most estimable of men, but they will not be respon- sible for the laches of their men. The question was then put to the meeting, when all except Mr Evans voted for Mr Hopkins's motion, which was carried. TREFOREST BRIDGE AGAIN. The Clerk stated the solicitors for the Crawshay estate (Messrs Morgan and Rhys) wanted to be paid by the Board their costs in the matter of the transfer of this bridge, but he could only advise the Board to go on and each party would have to pay its own costs. -Mr F. R. Crawshay said the Trustees understood that they were responsible for any accident that might happen *>n that bridge, and if the transfer was not proceeded with they must close the bridge against- the public.—Mr Evans remarked that was a threat.— Mr Crawshay: Oh, no, I don't threaten at all.—The matter then dropped. THE 1880 SEWERAGE SCHEME. A letter was read from Mr Lomax, C.E., explaining in reply to the Board's communication, that some of the charges said to have been included in the bill to the Ystradyfodwg Board were down for this Board to, pay its quota. He went on to say that in his opiniou, the Joint Sewerage Scheme would be disastrous in its results, and had this Board dealt with him more- confidentially he believ ed he would have been able ta advise than in such a way as to avoid it.—In reply to a member, the Clerk s aid toe bill was for 100 guineas. -Mr Bvans We must pay it sooner or later.—Mr Hopkins moved that X80 be paid.—This was seconded by Mr Evans, and agreed to. rHE JOiNT SEWXRAGE BOARD'S FIRST PRECEPT. The Clerk read a precept issued by the Pontypridd und Ystradyfodwg Joint Sewerage Board for £68 14a to be paid in January and a similar amount to be paid in May as the Pontypridd Board's proportion of £ 1000. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported the amount due to the bank to be £ 278 13s .d.-The private improvements in Morgan's Court were completed, and it would be for the Board now to declare it a highway.—Mr Hopkina proposed that that be done.—Carried.—The Surveyor went on to report that Mr Rickards objected to pay- ing more than the est mats given of the value of his share of the paving, channelling, <fec., in Gelliwastad Road, and, as the difference in prices between th«