LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. PONTYPRIDD. THROUGH Hail, Rain, Snow, or Sunshine, First Class Portraits. can always be had from THOS. FORREST, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd HIGHWAY BOARD.—Mr. T. Williams, J. P., Glog, presided over the monthly meeting on Wednesday, when it was decided to advertise for tenders for the water supply of Cross Inn. PONTYPRIDD GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—The following pupils of this school passed the preliminary exami- nation held by the Pharmaceatical Society of Great Britain on the 12th ult:i.. D. Thomas, Canon- street, Aberdare; Ivor Davies, Pontypridd; and A. J. Griflkhs, Mount Pleasant, Machynlleth. LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD.-The last meeting of this Board before the election was held on Wednps- day, when some important speeches were delivered dealing with the work of the Board. A full report will appear in our next issue. Ms POWELL THOMAS'S ENTERTAINMENTS. On Thursday and Friday evenings, last week, Mr Powell Thomas gave entertainments at Carmel Chapel. On the first evening there was a crowded audience and the chair was occupied by the Rev. Dr. Roberts. Mr Thomas's masterly elocution, and instrumental and vocal music, could not help having a wonderful effect upon the audience, for he is, beyond .oubt, a splendid all-round entertainer. The English recitals com- prised The Bells," given in a most striking and effective manner, and Mary Queen of Scots," with some minor pieces. Ceiriog's Eisteddfod fawr Llangollen," and Dewi Wyn's "Ceffyl yr hen bre- gethwr proved Mr Thomas to be as good a Cymro as lie is a Sais." On the second evening, the chair was occupied by Mr L. Gordon Lenox, and the pro- gramme was a varied, interesting, and instructive one, the" lecturette" feature being not the least impor- Im tant. The pathetic rendering of Tom Bowling" and the performances on the concertina were ex- cellent. HAFOD. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A collier, 18 years of age' named David Lewis, was killed on Tuesday evening by a fall of stone while at work in the Great Wes- tern Colliery. PORTH. ILLNESS OF THE R t-v. O. OWEN.-We regret to say that the Rev. O. Owen, pastor of the English Baptist Tabernacle, Porth, has been very ill these last two weeks. We trust that he will have a speedy recovery. PRESENTATION.—On Tuesday afternoon last the teachers and scholars of the Porth Girls ar.d Boys Board Schools, presented Mr. E. Rees and Mrs. Rees (head master and mistress) with a valuable timepiece on the occasion of their marriage. NEW POLICE. sT&TION.-The building of the new police station, situated near the Welsh Congrega- tional Chapel, has been commenced. The contract has been let to Messrs C. Jenkins and Son. TEMPERANCE MEETINGS.—The Rev. Morris Morgan addressed three enthnsiastic meetings this week at Porth, viz., Sunday evening at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel; Monday evenirg, at the English Congregational Chapel; and Tues- day evening at the Cymmfr Welsh Independent Chapel. The last two meetings were presided over by the pastor of the respective chapeli-the Revs. D. Parry Davies and David Thomas. At the close of the last named meeting a temperance society was formed for Porth, under the auspices of the. South Wales Association. The Rev. D. Thomas was elected president; secretaries, Rev. Mr. Thomas (W.) and Mr. George Blackwell; treasurer, Mr. W. Blake. TREALAW. FATAL AcclDFNT.-On Wednesday morning, as the children were coming out of Trealaw School, a little boy named Griffith, aged five years, (rot under the wheels of a fishmonger's cart, and was so severely injured that he died almost immediately. The father, James Griffiths, is a lay preaoher in Ebenezer Chapel, Tonypandy. LLWYNPIA. ACCIDENT TO A YOUNG COLLIER.-On Thurs- day, Johnny Howells, a young motherless boy, residing at Chapel-street of this place, bad his right leg badly smashed through a piece of coal falling upon it while working at the Clydach Vale Colliery. CONCHF.T.-On Monday evening at Salem Inde- pendent Chapel of this place a very euccessful concert was held under the presidency Dr. W. W. David, Tonypandy. The vocalists engaged on the occasion were: Miss Johanna Hopkins (soprano) Miss Catherine Hopkins (contralto); Messrs. Dan Beddoe and T. Hughes (tenois) Mr Gwilym Thomas (bass). Mr. Gwilym Lewis, Llwynypia Schools, ably accompanied the singers through- out. Mr. J. Ryan was engaged as violinist. The proceeds will be given to Mr. John Jones, who is preparing for the ministry, and is now a student at Ammanford Grammar School, the principal being the well-known bard Watkin Wyn. The undertaking was a decided success, and reflects great credit on all concerned. Mr. John John (Alawydd), of Pontypridd, also took part in the concert. YSTRADYFODWG. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting was held on Monday, when there were present:—Mr D. Evans (in the chair), Rev. W. Jones, Messrs. E. H. Davies, D. Ellis, and M R. Rowlands. Arrangements were made for the examination of cookery pupils in connection with the Higher Grade School. The success of three pupils of the Higher Grade School in winning Scholarships elsewhere was reported. TON-YSTRAD. ILLNESS OF THE REV. G. EVANS.-We regret to announce that the Rev. George Evans, the respected pastor of Hermon Baptist Chapel, of this place, is seriously indisposed. The rev. gentle- man has been unable to leave his bed for some weeks. Much sympathy is felt for him and his family by their numerous acquantances. It is to be hoped that the rev. gentleman will soon recover. MINISTERIAL CALL.—The Rev. J. T. Evans, who is a very popular preacher with the Welsh Congrega- tionalists throughout Wales, has been offered the pastoral duties of Gwernllwyn Chapel, Dowlais. The rev. gentleman is at present the resident minister at Bodringallt Chapel, and has won for himself the highest possible opinions for the able manner in which he has filled the important capacity during his stay at this place. We hear that he has not yet accepted the inyjtatioQ. TREHERBERT. AT THE half-yearly meeting of the Miners' and Tradesmen's Unity, hpld at the Railway Bar, Treherbert, there were delegates present from the Star of Ystrad," "Plide of Penrhenglyn," Good Samaritan," Star of Tynewydd," 11 Bute," Loyal Beaver," Cape," and Star of Wales Lodges.—The chair was occupied by Bro. W. Davies, Heolfacb, and the vice-chair by Bro. Hawkins. —A framed illuminated dispensation was presented to Bro. George Morgan, Pen- yrcnglyn, for his capital services in organising Tynewydd and Cape Lodges. On the motion of Mr J. W. Jones, it was decided to pay lOa to Mr Jenkins, Yatrad, for illuminating the address. Mr J. W. Jones, Treherbert, and Mr J. Martin, Penyrenglyn, were appointed auditors. The accounts have 'since been audited and found correct. MOUNTAIN ASH. FATAL COLLIERY ACCIDENT.—An accident oc- curred at the Deep Duffryn Pit on Wednesday to a man named John Jones, 24, labourer. Two trams came in collision. One struck the deceased, and knocking him against the side of the tram- road, crushed him so severely that he died from the effect of his injuries at noon on Thursday. LL AN IRISANT. SOUTH GLAMORGAN LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.— The annuil meeting of the Llantiisaut branch of the above association was beld at the Metho- dist Hall, Llautrisant. Mr. D. Williams p.-e.-ided. Mr. K. Thomas, LUnlai Hall, was ie-elected chair- man for the year; Mr. David William?, vice-chair- man; and Mr. Thomas Williams, secretary. DOWLAIS. BURNT TO DEATH.—On Wednesday niht an inquest was ht-ld at the police-station, Dcwlais, upon the body of an old man named Morgan Morgan, who died on the previous Tuesday. On the morning of the 14th ultimo a man named Williams heard screams proceeding from a shed near the blast furnaces in the Lower Works, and he found deceased enveloped ia flames. The theory is that be had been sleeping in the shed, and that he must have been burned by some of the tinber lying near the fire. T he jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
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