To the Electors, Llantwit Vardre School Board. 'LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— Being one of the successful candidates I now to acknowledge thankfully the very ready sup- port which you have given me. Hoping that I ^hallbe able to fulfil the important duties devolv- es upon me, I am Your obedient servant, EBENEZER REES. Afield, Llantwit Yardre, February 23rd, 1886.
Llanwonno School Board Election. To the BATEPAYers pariah of Llanwonno- LADIES AND GFNTLIEMICN I beg moat respectfully to thank you for ence more returning as one of your representa- tives on th* llanwonno School Board. I have always endeavoured to reduce the expen- diture of the Board without impairing the efficiency of the schools and, by adhering to this course and closely attending to your interests, I trust to merit ,'the honour you have again conferred upon me. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, IDRIS WILLIAMS. erynglas, Porth, ?4th Feb., 1886
Llanwonno School Board Election. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I beg to return you my very best thanks for your liberal support of my candidature during the late contest. Although I was not elected I think I polled yery well when it is considered that there were three candidates in the field for Ponty- pridd. Should an opportunity again offer itself for seeking election, 1 shall with the utmost confi- dence appeal to you for a renewal of your support. I &m Your obedient servant, DAVID ROWLAND.
Llanwonno School Board Election. To the ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I beg most sincerely to thank those who were pleased to record their votes for me on Monday last, as well as those who were so kind as to canvass on my behalf. Although on this ocoasion I have been defeated, the number of votes recorded in my favour under the circumstances fully justifies my action in coming forward. I remain, Your obedient servant, H. S. DA VIES. Pontypridd, Feb. 24th, 1886.
ELECTIONEERING is over, so far as the parishes of Llanwonno and Llantwit Vardre are concerned, and the results are, on the whole pretty nearly what had been anticipated. In Llantwit Vardre, one old member (Mr. T. Morgan) was ousted, and the freeholder candidate failed to get in, so that the lower portion of the parish will now be represented by the Rev. E. Rees and Mr. D. Bryant; while in t ontypridd, Mr. Leyshon was placed at the top of the poll, and the Treforest candidates, Messrs. Richards, Roberts, Judd, and Pudney, were all returned. The Llan- wonno School Board election resulted in the return of all the Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber candidates, those of Hafod, Britannia, Porth and Ferndale, whiie Abe;- llecha, Ynvsybwl, and Pontypridd were left in the cold. The fact that Pontypridd bad thr.-e candidates out accounts for the noa-sujeess of all three.
LLANTWIT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. THE RESULT. ELECTED— Mr D. Leyshon, Pontypridd, J 440 „ J Richards, Treforest, 853 „ J. Roberts, „ 729 „ F. Judd, 721 Rev. E. Rees, Llantwit, 693 Mr D. Bryant, „ 581 Rev. T. Pudney, Treforest, 536 NON-ELECTED- Mr T. Morgan, Tonteg, 491 Mr T. Howells, Llantwit, 235
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Pontypridd Police Intelligence, WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr Ignatina Williams, Stipen- diary Magistrate, Dr. Morgan, Mr Blaudyjfenkina, Mr T. Willi ims (Glog). Mr Bassett, Mr E. Lewis, and Mr. E. John. EXPOSURE OF POWDEH AT GILFACH GOCH.-Thoma.a. Morgan, grocer, of Gilfach Goch, was charged with this offence.—Inspector Jones said he visited defen- dant's premises at Gilfach Goch. Asked him to see the place where he kept his powder. are pointed out a place upstairs in a store-room a boxlu the corner of his warehouse which was empty. Told him there was none there, and he said he was quite out. Went down to the shop and looked under the counter, and found 25lbs ot,compressed gunpowder on a box, and in a 1001b cask under the same counter he found 401be in bags, quite open. From there he went to a store- room and fouud on a shelf 21lbs of the like. < I. another shelf 2lbs, making altogether 881bs. Fined 40.. SIMILAR OFFENCE AC TONYREFAIL.—John Thomas, a grocer, of this ploce, was charged with expesing powder.—Inspector Jones said on Tuesday, 16tb, he ..sited defendant'spremises in charge of the manager, Lewis Jenkins. Asked the manager where he kept the powder. He opened a drawer in the counter which contained lOlbs in bags. Asked him if that was all he had, and he said Yes." Asked him what was in the other drawer? He replied "Nothing. Found in it 141bs. In a box in an open space behind the counter found 251bs. There is a registered sttlre on the premises in a very dirty condition, but no powder in it. He might keep there 200 Ibs.-Finetl 20s. THEFT AT PONTYPRIDD.-Edward Gibbon, Tre- forest, was charged with stealing.—Thomas Edward Lewis, boot shop manager in Taff street, said on the 17th inst he placed a pair of boots to hang outside on a bar by the shop door. The pair produced were pat out at half-past 10 in the morning. They were there at half-past five; some time after he missed them. Went up the road, saw the prisoner, and asked him to give up the boots; he saw them under his coat. He said I won't doit!" Took him back to the shop and sent for a policeman. He said tne boots did not belong to witness. Sergt. McDonald came, but the man had gone the boots are valued at 7s Hid. Thomas Morgan, tipper, Sion-street, said he was near MJ Lewis' shop about 6 o'clock and saw prisoner there. He was standing taking the pair of shoes off the nail. They were like those produced. He put them under his coat and walked away. He gave notice to Mr Lewis.-Sergt. McDonald said he vpent to Davies'-court and saw prisoner. Mr Lewis chained him with stealing the boots. In answer to the charge prisoner said" You are a b- liar. I never stole a pair of boots in my life." He was drunk.—Fined 30s or 14 days imprisonment. STEALING AT TREHEBBEHT.—Thomas Henry Wilday was charged with stealing from his employer, Noah Wainwright Smith, outfitter at Treherbert, said he had a shop at Treorky. The defendant was an ap- prentice of his has been with him for 2 years and 8 months: took him from Muller's Orphanage at Bristol. He lived in the house with him in Treher- bert, but slept at the Treorky shop. The light flat tie now produced by Sergt. Meyler is his property, so are the other five ties produced. The silk kerchief and pair of cuffs, he believed, were his. Value £ 1 6s 6d. He gave defendant in custody on 16th February. —Tboma3 Davies, grocer, said his shop is opposite prosecutor's; he has an apprentice, Sidney Byers. In his box found 5 ties, the cuffs, and silk kerchief produced. Byers gave them to him on 16ch Feb. Byers said I had them from this boy (prisoner), and I knew them to be Mr Smith's property." Prisoner said I've given them to him for biscuits." Collected four silk kerf hiefs from different people, and also a. tie.—Dismissed.
Llantwit Vardre School Board Election. To the ELECTORS. LADIEs AND GENTLEMEN,— To each and all from whom I received sup- port in the recent election, whether by vote or ser- vices otherwise rendered, I return my sincere 'thanks. I oannot allow this occasion to pass without banking the members of the late School Board for ^eii assurance that their prolonged opposition Catholic, clam for a G-ivernment grant was not ba8ed, as was very generally believed, on religious PteJudioe. This assurance of theirs gives me much pleasure, Ooming as it does at a time when I am brought in- to closer contact with those gentlemen, ana at a 'time when I am the recipient of much kindness and SQPport from very many in Treforest and Ponty- Pridd who are not of my congregation, and follow. lng closely on the disisoer at the Catholic School, Vi,hou I had ampie sympathy of numbers who are c°t Catholics. thus tendering my thanks 1 do so as repro- bating my flock, and the kindness I have received firing my six months' residence here I accept as offered to those whom I represent, and who, I am 111lre. are but too pleased to hear that the motive fbioh impelled the late Board to a course of ac- tion necessarily offensive to the Catholic body, was :not, as was supposed, sectarian animosity, but a desire to do its duty as understood by its interpre- tation of the law. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours obediently, THOMAS PUDNEY. The Presbytery, Treforest.
Llantwit Yardre School Board Election. To the ELKCTOBS of Llantwit Fardre. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I take this earliest opportunity to return you my omoere thanks for the unmistakeable expression of renewed confidence acoorded to me at this election, -by means of which you have triumphantly returned .tOe at the head of the Poll. I beg to assure you *'so that 1410 votes recorded in my favour will not to stimulate and encourage me to persevere steadfastly in a course which haB been so eignally ^•"aonstrated to be in perfect harmony with the of that large section of parishoners I have the honour to represent. I am. Ladies and Gontlemen. Your obedient servant, DAVID LKYSHON. Villa> POntypridd, 20th February, 1886.
Llantwit Vardre School Board Election. To the RATEPAYERS of the Parish of Llantwit Vardre. J LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.— Having at your earnest request been nomi- nated as a candidate for a seat on the above Board, -anI being now duty elected as the working man's 'te 11 Representative, I thank you sincerely for the honour thus conferred upon me. I shall do my best to promote your interest by regularly attend- .tug the meetings of the Board and paying strict attention to the expenditure of moneys, consistent efficiency of teaching. By so doing 1 hope -hat I Bhaij jUgtify yonr confidence in me. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, F. JUDD, "Park Street, Treforest.
Llantwit Vardre School Board Election. To the ELECTORS. AND GENTLEMEN,— 1.beg to return you my sincere thanks for tri]^ you nave reposed in me by returning me 8 one of your reoiese&tatives for another period. T; Shall do alt I can. in the future as in the past, to °*rry out justly the varied interests of the °*rd. lam Yours obediently, JAS. ROBERTS. Tiff Val. „ Trftf Honse» re*orest ^^th February, 1886.
Llanwmno School Board Election. Te the Electors of the Llanwonno School Board. LADIES AND GENTLEM* Kindly allow me to thank you heartily for your generous support, and for your kindness in electing me as one ^°°r representatives upon the School rio .rd for the next three years. I bope.that by dil'gen to your interests I shall merit the honour w ic you have conferred upon me. I am. Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant W. W. PHILLIPS. 47. "Phillips' Terrace.. ttafod
Llanwonno School Board Election. To the RATEPAYERS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I beg to return you my sincere thanks for the confidence you have shown in me. As you have done me the honour to re-elect me a member of the Board, upon which I have sat for the past 15 years, and over the deliberations of which, during the past six years, I have had the pleasure of presiding. I promise to continue to do all in my power in attending to your interests. I am. Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, THOMAS EDWARDS. Mountain Ash.
To the Electors of the Parish of Llan- wonno. Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg to return you my sincere thanks for the honour you have oonferred upon me in return- ing me a member of the School Board, and I assure you that no effort shall be wanting on my part to maintain the confidence you have thus reposed in me. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, Troedyrhiw House, C. J. N. GRAY. Mountain Ash, February 23rd, 1886.
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TOPICS OF TIlE WKIiiL THE convict Benson is unfortunate in his in. ability to pose before society as an innocent and cruelly maligned individual. Not long ago lie was complaining in the Press and before the magistrates that the police had been persecut- ing him ever since his release from penal ser- vitude. He did not get much sympathy here, so he went to Belgium ostensibly to escape the inalignant surveillance of the English police. Hut his sad fate lias pursued him even to the tree soil of Belgium. The Times Brussels correspondent announces that the ex-convict has just been charged with starting a swindling agency in co-operation with another suspicious character, and for the next two years and six- teen days he will be confined in a penal insti- tution at the expense of the Belgian exchequer, where the English police cease froki troubling.
THIS is an age of longevity. Twenty years ago the late Mr. Thomas endeavoured energeti- cally, but fruitlessly, to stem the tide of cen- tenarianism. In vain he attempted to prove that, if it were not impossible for man to com- plete a century of existence, at all events he never did so in these degenerate times. In spite, however, of his protestations, obstinate old men and women persisted in cympleting their hundred years, and at last he was com- pelled to acknowledge himself an unwilling
convert to the occasional existence of centena- rians. The latest recorded instance of this abnormal longevity died a week ago at the very ripe old age of at least 106 years. Th re was, however, all natural probability that he would have supported the burden of existence for a considerably longer period, as he was hale and hearty; but, unfortunately, he met with an accident by getting a kick from a horse, which abruptly ended his long career. There seems to be no doubt as to his age, although the Registrar-General is unable to corroborate the evidence of his friends. The deceased's birth was, in short, unregistered-he was a donkey. I
THE tale told by a youthful vagabond in one )f the London Police Court will tend to check the practice.of indiscriminate alms-giving. His name is William Archer, and though only ten years old, he sterns to have shown an unusual precocity in the art of insinuating himself into !,he sympathies of the benevolent. His duty to the family circle he adorned was to go out every day and beg until he had obtained three shillings, this being the minimum sum which his affoetionate parents would accept at his band., at night if he desired to avoid a sound I thrashing. This pleasant prospect had the effect of making William industrious in his ivocation, and most days he was not only able to take home the 3s., but to have a surplus I with which to indulge in "sausages, vegetables, bread and butter, cake, coffee, and a little tobacco." On some days he begged as much as 10s., with part of which it is probable the young non rivanl fared most sumptuously, and perhaps felt a kind of contempt for the upgrown men who have to walk about the streets impecuni- ous and hungry. His begglog career has, for a tl.me at least, been cut short, but it is to be eared his early training as a mendicant, espe- cially as it has been so successful, will be diffi- cult to eradicate.
THERE seems to be no doubt about the fate of Bishop Hannington. Confirmation of the worst tidings has been received by the Church Missionary Society. In reply to a telegram to Zanzibar the hon. secretary of the society has received a message, from which it appears that the bishop was in Usoga, the Country imme- diately to the east of the Victoria Nile, and was imprisoned with his fifty men by the King's emissaries, while messengers proceeded to Uganda for further instructions that on the eighth day of his imprisonment these messen- gers returned, and the whole party were led out to execution, but that four of them escaped, two of whom seem to have witnessed the mur- -I- —j—— mL n- 7 uui ? nriu vv 111 /j'dllZl UH1« JLI16 XY6V. William Jones, an African clergyman, who had accompanied the bishop through the Wassia land, seems to have been left behind in Kavirondo. to the north-east of the Victoria Nyanza, where he had to wait after the tidings of the catastrophe had reached him for two months, ere he was able to join a caravan and return to Mombasa. It is remarkable that Bishop Hannington baptised the sisters of the previous king, but the present monarch seems to be of an abnormaUy ferocious type, and utterly beyond the reach of the Christian mis- sionary.
THAT doctors in' the pursuit of the healing irt have to run serious risks which raise the irt have to run serious risks which raise the ieath-roll in the medical profession is well knovvn, but probably few persons have any idea that the disciples of Galen have less chance of longevity than people engaged in such un- I- C? healthy occupations as coal mining and cutlery making. From statistics which have been pre- pared by Dr. Ogle, Superintendent of the Sta- tistical Department of the Registrar-General's ce, it appears that from 1880 to 1882 the leath-rate among doctors was 25'53 per 1,000, vvhich was considerably in excess of the niorta- ity among innkeepers, brewers, butchers, piarrymen, and even miners. Of the members )f the three '') earned professions"—the Church, the Law, and Medicine—the doctors are a long way ahead in the matter of mortality, for in he period mentioned the lawyers died off at :hè rate of 20.2:3 per 1,000, while the rate of noi tality among the parsons was as low as 15 5)3. Dr. Ogle takes the deaths per million )f doctors and of all other men, and shows the dative proportions in these two death-rates. rhu., per million of medical men and per mil- lion of other men, the death-rste from scarlet fever is as 59 to 16 from typhus as 79 to 38 from diphtheria as 59 to 14; from typhoid fever is 311 to 238 from alcoholism even, as 178 to 130 from suicide as 363 to 238 and so on These figures show that the duties of the medi- cal profession are more onerous and harassing than is generally supposed, and the fact that ioctors in warring against disease have to ex- pose themselves to chances of death above those incurred by nearly all their fellows is one that should invest the profession with increased dignity and respect.
SHALL UAHTRISANT RETURN ITS COURT LEET ? PEIVST COUNCIL INQUIRY. The ancient town of Llantrisant was wonder- fully alive on Tuesday, and its sturdy freemen turned out in strong force to discuss with the Hon. T. H. W. Pelham, Barrister-at-Law, the question Shali Llantrisaut retain its Court Leet and Town Clerk ?" The discussion took place at an official inquiry held by Mr Pelham, as a Commissioner appointed by the Lords of Her Majesty's Privy Council, at the Town Hall, Llantrisant, for the purpose of taking evidence in reference tQ the application made for the retention of the Court Leet and Town Clerk of the Borough of Llantrisant, according to the provisions of Section 'VI of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1883. Among those present were Mr J. Evans, Crofta Hall (por- treve of Llantrisant), Mr E. John, J.P. (Town Clerk), and the following aldermen of the Court Leet: Messrs Josiah Lewis (senior freeman), T. T. Morgan, Roderick Lewis, Thos. Llewelyn, W. John and J. Treharne. On the table was the silver mace bearing the datt. 1633. The Commissioner, in opening the inquiry, read the following letter forwarded to the Privy Council bv MRE. John, Town Clerk:— 7 Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Feb. 1st, 1886. Llantrisant Corporation. Sir,-I have the honobr to inform you that I have been deputed by the Aldermen of the Borough to submit the following application to you, viz. that under the powers of the 6th Section of the Municipal Corporation's Act, 188s, the Privy Council may issue an order retaining the Court Leet for the purpose of investigating the claims of persons entitled to rights of Common, and also retaining the Tcwn Clerk for the purpose of Registration of Parliamentary Voters. Application has been made to the Charity Commis- sioners for advioe as to a scheme, but they reply that their powers have not arisen. The Borough of Llan- trisant does not form part of any Urban Sanitary or Improvement District, and there is no disposition 'to constitute a Local Board there, as it is felt that Sani- tary matters are-dealt with quite as efficiently and more economically, by the Rural Sanitary Authority thau they could be by a L, c d Board. The jury at the Caurt Leet have always hitherto investigated the claims of persons seeking to take up their freedpra and from their local knowledge they have been able to deal with and dispose of the same in such a man- ner as to give satisfaction and to cause very little trouble to the applicants. It is not believed that any new institution could do the same work so well. The Common, which is situate close to the town, is of considerable extent, and the rights of pasturage thereon are regarded fey the Freemen as a heritage which it is their duty and interest to preserve foi themselves and their successors unimpaired, and they are not only esteemed for their pecuniarv valnp. Hnt also for their autiquity. J I have the honour to be, sir Your obedient servant, The Clerk to H.M.'s Right Hon. E' J°HN' Privy Council." -Mr Foley, solicitor, Cardiff, who appeared for the steward of the Borough (Mr Corbett), and for the aldermen, read an exhaustive statement prepared by Alderman Morgan showing the functions of and mode of selecting the aldermen, jury, &c., at the Court Leet, and Mr E. Jehn gave evidence in support of the application, but we are, owing to the pressure of our space, unable to give a detailed account of the pro- ceedings. We shall return to the subject next week, and be content at present with stating that some interesting facts were brought to light, and that the, Commissioner intimated that the Privy Council would probably order the continuance of the old Court Leet without municipal powers.
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