ALLEGED ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AT CROSS INN, LLANTRISANT. At the Pontypridd petty sessions, on Wednesday. Martha Davies, wife cf Iaaao Davies, fruiterer Cross Inn, was charged with attempting to commit suicide. It was stated that she quarrelled with her husband and then drank some benzine. She admit- ted having taken the benzine, but said it was by mistake, thinking it was water, and that she took an emetic afterwards.—Discharged with a caution.
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The gigantia operations of STEWART DAWSON <fe CO. have spread irons pole to pole; several years ago they threw open the portals of their Manufactory to the General Public, and have scattered to the winds the Profits of the Merchant, Importer, and Retail Dealer. Write at ence for the;r unsurpassed CATALOGUE of HOROLOGY, in which will be found splendid Engravings of all their Watches, together with a complete description of each Wateh Manufactured by them post free, for two stamps, being the cest of postage only. S. D. & CO. wish to draw Saeeial attention te their THIRTEENTH HALF YEARLY PRIZE DIS- TRIBUTION which takes place en the 30th Jane next, when ONE HUNDRED VALUABLE PRIZES are distributed GRATIS to all Customers who par- chase a Watch, and far which every Customer reoeives a Free Ticket. MONEY by WA Y of LOAN. TO TRADESMEN AND OTHERS. MR. W. MORGAN, Aeoountant, Church Street, Pontypridd, has had placed at hia disposal the sum of .£õoo, to be lent in sums of .£2 te £ 200, repayable by instalments. Tradesmen and ethers desirous of tempevary pecuniary assistance may be accommodated on application personally or by letter to the above. The utmost secrecy may be relied upon.-No fees. W. MORGAN, docountant, Chureh Street, Pontypridd. NEW TOWN HALL. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. -o A GRAND MISCELLANEOUS CONCERT Will be given at the above place by the PENUEL CHORAL SOCIETY On Thursday, APRIL 22nd, 1886. DOORS OPEN AT 7.30. Particulars to appear im future Announcements. I
To the Electors of the Ilantrisait School Board. Ladies and Gentlemen,- Having been asked by influential rate- pcyars in this parish to allow myself to be nomi- nated for a seat on the new School Board, and having carefully considered the matter, it is with great pleasure I accede to their request. 1B soliciting your kind support, I wish it to be understood that I seek to represent no particular sect, and should you do me the honour of electing me, I shall to the best of my ability form my opinion on School Board matters in an impartial manner. I am a warm snpporter of education, and I desire to see cur schools made thoroughly efficient with true economy. I am, ladies and gentlemen, Yours obediently, W. STEWART. Underbill Honse, Pchrhiwfer, Penygraip, 8th March, 1886.
Llantrisant School Board Election To the ELECTORS of the Llantrisant School Board. Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg to effer myself as a Candidate to represent you at the above Beard. Should you confer upon me the honour of being elected as one of your representatives, I .han support strongly all measures for the improvement of the education of the working classes. If returned, I shall exer. cise all my inflaenoe for the furtherance of your interests, especially in the avoiding of all unneces- sary and unoalled for expenditure. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, T. LEWIS. Post Office, Tonyrefail. Norz.-Every Bleetor has SEVEN VOTB3, all of whioh he may give to one oandidate, thus
THOMAS LEWIS Post Offioe, I Tonyrefail T=== I Grocer, &c. M=- 7 PUBLIC NOTICES. NEW MARKET HALL, PONTYPfiIDD. MADA. WltUAMS-»EVV Willl give her Grand Annual Complimentary COWCJSRT At the above place On Thursday Evening, April 1st, 1886, Under distinguished Patronage. Artiste.-Soprano- MADAME WILLIAMS-PENN, R.A.M., CONTRALTO MIS S ELEANOR BEES' Of St. James' Hall Concerts, London; TENOR—MR. BEN DAVIES, Of the Carl Rosa Opera Company, London; BARITONE-MR. JOHN JOHN. PONTYPRIDD; BAsso-MR. LUCAS WILLIAMS, LONDON. Solo Pianist and Accompanist- HADAME CLARA N. DAVIES, CARDIFF. Admission—Reserved Seats, 3s bd Second seats, 28; Third Seats, la, boors open at 7.30. Concert to commence at 8. Tickets Biiy ke bud at Messrs Smyth and Adkin Mr Morris, New Inn Hotel; Mr E. H. Howard, Victoria Hotel; Mr Coombes, Market-square; Mr W. Jones, Porth Hotel, Porth &c., &c. A plan of tb6 Hall may be seen at Messrs Smyth and Adkin's. The Hall will be comfortably heated by large Stoves for the occasion, and the Reserved Seats will be earpeted. Also a Ladies' Cloak-room will be provided. Carriages may be ordered for 10.15, and Breaks will run for P< rtb, Hafod, and Ynysybwl after the Concert, Special Trains will run after the Con- cert for Treherbert, calling at all intermediate statbns, leaving Pontypridd at 11 o'clock. Llarwonno School Board. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE tOARD invite TENDERS for the ERECTION J. of t School at Aberll'schau, Rhondda Fach, to accoauodate 280 children. Plane and Specifications to be seen at the Offices of the loard, Penrhiwoeiber, Mountain Ash. Tendirs to be forwarded to me on or before Wedneeflay, April the 7th, 1886, sealed and endorsed Tenders for Aberllechan School." The IOBH do not bind themselves to accept the lowest tr any Tender. S. SHIP TOX, Clerk to the Board. Penrhivceiber, Moibtain Ash, &th March, 1886, TALIESIN CULE, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 2, MILL STREET, PONTYPRIDD, Wislfcs to inform the Public that he has COMMENCED BUSINESS As ab4ve. and hopes by strict attention to Busi- nefe to merit a share of Public patronage.
Tstradyfodwg Local Board. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. The ibove-named Board is prepared to accept Tender, for the Kerbing, Channeling and Pave- ments <f the following Streets, viz High Street, Tynybeiw, and Bute Street, Treorky, Rhondda. Planiand Specification may be seen and Form of lender Obtained after the 18th inst. at the Sar- veyor'sOffices, Llewelyn Street, Pentre, Rhondda, to the %th inst. All landers to be delivered, enolosed, at the Local Ebard Office; each Tender endorsed with the naoe of Street Tendered for, addressed to the Chairman of the Local Board, on or before noon fhnradty the 25th inst. The Board do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. By Order, J. W. JONES, Surveyor to the Board. M^f.h teth, 1886.
GELLIWASTAD ROAD, PONTrPRIDD. Sale of Valuable. Leasehold Property. MR. MOSES CULE has been favoured with in* structions to sell bj Public Auction, at the BUTCHERS' ARMS HOTEL, PONTYPRIDD, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1886, st,seven o'oloek in the evening, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then produced, in one lot, or such other lots as may be decided upon at the time of sale, all those four substantial and well-built Dwelling-Houses Situate in Gelliwastad-road, late the property of Mr David Meredith, in the several occupations of Mr Ireland, Mr William Morgan, and others, pro- ducing annually the sum of £88. The premises are held under a lease granted by Miss Clara Thomas and G. W. G. Thomas, Esq., from 1st May, 1880; Term, 99 years, at the low annual ground rent of JBIO. These premises are situate in the centre of the town of Pontypridd, are well baHt and conveniently arranged and let to respectable tenants. They are some of the most desirable residences in Ponty- pridd, within a few minutes' walk of the railway station, and next street to the Market House, forming very attractive property for investors and those requiring convenient residences in the town. Further particulars may be obtained by applying to the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Pentrebach, Ponty. pridd or to Messrs Walter If. Jlorga I Sf Rhys, SOLICITOUS, PONTYPRIDD THE CHRONICLE IS THIS WEEK ENLARGED TO 48 COLUMNS. M HArlftAL JOHNSON, Consulting Law ,.('11' and International Jurist, may be ooiumHed upon qiu'stionsof intricate Law involving Claims to Property, Chancery Administration1;. Disputed Rights, Broachea of Ccatract, Probate and Matrimonial Cameo. The Laws .-elating to Public Companies, International Copyright* and in all matters aa to the Sufficiency of Bvidonee prepara- tory to the Institution or Defence of Actions In tke Royal 'o Courts of Justice. The Condition# M to Consultation, Ac., may be ascertained In Ma. HARRAL JouifSOK'a ADVIOE TO LITIGANTS "LAW AND LAWYERS, Oontainme vain able and unique Counsel to all Persons involved in Litigation, Post free, One Shilling (stamps).—Mr. JTARRAL JOHNSOK, 59, The Outer Temple, Strand, W.O.
THE SPLIT IN THE CABINET. THE wish is father to the thought." This saying no doubt, has occurred to many on reading the reports which from time to time appeared of Splits in the Cabiuet" Tue probable resignation of Mr Chamberlain and Mr Trevelyan," and so forth. The Tories think that if members seceded from the Government on the Irish question it would greatly assist them in case of a General Elec- tion. But we much doubt whether the result would justify their expectations. There are Whigs in the House of Commons, bat Whig- gism is regarded with but little favour by a large majority of Liberal constituencies. We question indeed whether there is a constituency in the country which would return a man simply because he was a Whig. The Whigs for the most part. Owe their election to the fact that they have supported Mr Gladstone. Our belief is that Liberal electors have such faith in the I-remie", and are so devoted to him that if the Whig members in the House were to oppose him, it is they who would suffer in a General Election and not Mr Glad- stone, and that the Tories would find that in leaning upon them they were leaning on a broken reed. Apart from all other considera- tions, we are glad that a crisis has come which will compel the Whigs to come to a decision as to what their future course shall be, whether they will henceforth yield to the inspiration and tendencies of the age by becoming go-a- head Liberals, or whether they vill cast in their lot with stick-in-the-mud Toryism. whether they will be men of and for the times, or whether they will drift back to a party which is destined ere long to ptesent the pitiable spectacle of a stranded wreck. It is high time this decision was forced upon them. The Liberal party suffered severely in the last Parliament by their faltering steps, and there are questions near ahead of which the Dis- establishment and Disendowment of the Church is one of the most important which will demand that the Liberal Farty should be thoroughly united, all of one heart and of one step. Divided counsels paralyze, limping comrades impede, half-hearted companies damp the courage and zeal of all subject to their influence. Sorry we should be :o have to regard those as political opponents who have been hailed as political friends heretofore, but we would rather this than that they should continue to be a mill-stone round our necks. Onward must be more than ever the watch- word of the Liberal party. In obeying that watchword, severe conflicts await us, but victory has her garlands ready prepared, for she knows they will be won. The only harm a defection of the Whigs could do us would be to make the conflicts somewhat harder to be fought, and to delay somewhat the victories. But deprive us of the victories ? Not they. As surely as the sun shines in the heavens, a glorious future awaits the Liberal Party, if that Party only proves united and determined.
U. ALFRED THOMAS, M.P.'s YOTEOI TIIK HOUSE OF LORDS QUESTION. We have the best authority for stating that Mr Alfred Thomas, M P., is thoroughly in sympathyr with the movement for abolishing the hereditary principle in the legislature. Mr Thomas had in- tended to vote with Mr Labonchere ia the recent division, but Mr Gladstone made a very powerfa i appeal to the members of hia Party to unite with him in opposiag the motion because, being an abstract one, it would, in the present condition of Parliamentary work, be of no service. For this reason. and for expediting legial itive basinesn, Mr Thomas supported Mr Gladstone, reeerviBgttq him- self perfect liberty, when the time shall come, to assist in carrying out those refurms Rbich he ad- vocated before the constituency in East Glamorgan shire.
ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER AT LLAI- TRISANT. At the Pontypridd polio .><-ourt (before Mr Ignatius Williams, Stipendiary magistrate, Messrs W. Jones, and T. Williams (Gio^), John Fudge, Edward Bayley, Morgan Perkins, and Grant Davies, were charged with this offence. Sergt. Hoyle said on Sunday last his attention was called to a. disturbance oa the road. On going there he found the four defendants. A person accused them of breaking her window. He advised them to go away quietly. They denied breaking the window, but said toey knew who did it. Perkins went; Fudge said 1 have as much right to be here as you have." He and Davies began to pick up stones; Bayley advised them to come on. When they went stones were thrown, one of which struck him. A little lower down he saw Grant Davies ttfrow a stone through a window, and Fudge threw one through the window of the next house. They then began breaking the windows of a house occupied by Francis. He went for assistance and on returning found them gone. The three men whose windows had been broken accompanied him in pursuit and they overtook them. There were 8 or 9 there altogether. He caught hold of Fudge and told him he should charge him with assault and breaking windows. He told Charles Grabham to catch hold of Davies and told William Francis to take hold of Bayley. Perkins came on and said take the right man not an innocent man. He caught hold of Davies and tried to rescue him. Told him to keep off or he should use his staff. As he would not let go, he struck him with the staff. Davies got away and then threw stones at witness. He let go Fudge to pursue Davies, who then struck him in the neck with a stone. Bayley and Fudge then ran away and more stones were thrown. Perkins told Davies not to budge an inch. His conduct was very bad. On Davies being taken to -he station a stone (produced) was found in his pocket. The defendants all live at Porth. Charles Grabham and William Francis corroborated. For the defence George Wilks was called, who said Fudge was a hundred yards away from the others—The defendants were then charged with breaking windows.—Catherine Evans, wife of Henry Evans, said she and her husband were in their honse. She heard some young fellows singing by her door. One of the panes of her window was broken. On opening the door she saw Fudge. Her hus- band tor-k out a poker, and then Fudge took up a stone Perkins also took up a stone tut put it down again; they were about a yard from the window. Charlys Grabham said he heard a window breaking and got up and went out with Sergeant Hojle. There was also a window broken in the next house but one. Secgeant Hoyle said he saw Fudge throw a stone tbrougn one window, and Davies through the other.— William Francis said about a quarter to eleven five or six stones came through the windows, and at Vka _dqer. There were five panes broken. The panel on the door was split, lie went out and saw an the defend- ants, except Bayley. He is not sure of him.- Fudge, Perkins, and Davies were fined 50s each, and Bayley 40s, for the assault on the police- constable. For breaking the windows, Fudge, Perkins, and Davies were fined 5s and costs, and dam-, ge each in each of the three cases.
LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the Llanwonno School Board was held on Wednesday at the Vestry-hall, Pontypridd, when there were present :-Mr.. J. W. Jones (in the coair), Mr. Idris Williams (in the vice-chair), Rev. B. Lloyd, Messrs. T. Edwards, H. Abraham, W. W. Phillips, 0. J. N. Gray, W. Williams, M. Thomas, R. Matthias. LI. Llewellyn, and W. John.—The Clerk (Mr. S. Shipton), stated that the Education Department had written asking for a recapitulation of the correspondence with reference to the purchase of the Miskin Schools, Mountain Ash.—Mr. T. Edwards: It strikes me that the Education Department is very blunt, when they cannot see that it is to our interest to get the schools for £ 9u0 lather than iucar a coat of £ 1,350. The Clerk read a letter he had drafted, explaining the proposal to purchase the building, and the Messrs. Nixon's interest in the site for £ 900.—Mr. Llewellyn proposed, and Mr. Edwards seconded, that the Clerk's letter be forwarded to the Depart- ment.—Carried, t ABERLLECHAU SCHOOL. The Chairman said the Rhondda members kaew the difficulty the Board bad had in getting the land for the Aberilechau School. They had now succeeded so far as to be able to deal with the specification and authorise the Clerk to advertise for tenders.- Messrs. Edwards, Phillips and Mathias were ap- pointed a committee to go throngh the specifica- tion. THE RECENT ELECIION. Mr. Spickett's bill, as returning-cfficer, for the recent election in Llantabon was stated to be JE21 16s. lid. The Clerk said the only charge Ja. saw worth mentioning was 5s. each to the police- men at the booths. He foand that 3s. 6d. had been allowed in some places.—The Chairman moved that 3s. 6d. be paid. This was seconded by Mr. Idris Williams and agreed to.—The bill for the Llan- wonno election was ^195 17s. 2d. The police payment in this bill also was reduced, as also was the charge for ballot btixes, but the total amount struck off was only A2 3s.—Mr. H. Abraham thought the presiding officers who had two guineas for their day's work were extravagantly paid.- Ihe Clerk It is the amount fixed by law.—Mr. Abraham They ought to pray fur an election every day.—Mr. Edwards: Perhaps they do. (Laughter.)