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Ml 4 DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. PONTT PRIDD. BANKRUPTCY COUBT.—At this Court, on Tues- I *y. the public examinations of Mr W. T. Evans, poctr; Mr G. Morgan, builder, and Mr S. Ralls. loiterer, were adjourned for the production of llliher particulars. Sxcigi EXAMINATION.—At the examination for "I "'GIld class excise appointments there were 1,200 -lIIpetitors for 70 vacancies. We are glad to find ?**t amongst the successful candidates was Mr T. *• Richards, Pontypridd, formerly assistant "^•olmaiter. SCHOLAsTic. Among those who successfully '•■ied the Certificate Examination held at Bristol, ?• find the following names Miss E. Gronow and 4t E. Roberts, Mill Street Schools; Miss M. Jones, ^•arhiwesiber Mixed School, and Mr T. Price, to;th Boys' School. MADAKB WII.LIAMS-P*NN'S FORTHCOMING CON- —We beg to draw attention to the advertise- ftftt of Madame Williams. Penn's concert which appears in ahother column. The artistes who I Jfll take part are Madame Williauas-Penn, Miss EMS (Aberdare). Mr Ben Da vies (of the ■I Rosa Company), Mr Lucas Williams (Lon- "*°8» and Mr John John (Pontypridd); theaccom- being entrusted to Madame Clara N. Vies, Cardiff. Ntw Sxop.-Our young townsman, Mr Taliesin -Cole. has now commenced business as a chemist ?4 his own behalf at No. 2, Mill-street. The shop 18 beautifully fitted up with the best mahogany "ttings, no expense having been spared in the '"•dertaking, and the proprietor has laid in a large *^°ek of general drugs and patent medicines. Mr "*le, who passed his final Pharmaceutical exami- nation in April, 1884, is a native of Pontypridd, '-d a son of one of the oldest tradesmen in the town. FIBS.—On Thursday morning, about a quarter twelve, informatioa was received at the police- station that a fire had broken out at the White Inn. P.S. M&odonald accompanied by a staff -of men at once proceeded to the spot. The hose "*&s attached to a hydrant opposite the premises, 44d a stream of Water poured on the flames, which -'re quickly got under. It appears that a beam extending across the bar caught on fire, but by "hat means is not known. The damage done by fire onjy amounted to a few posnds. THBOCSE Hail, Snow, Stain, or Sunshine, First TI'*88 ^>ortraits can always be had from THOS. °8BK8t, Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd. GASBEN AND FLOWER SEKDS.—W. H. KEY begs to his numerous friends that he has received his Stock of Seed Potatoes, Garden and Flower for the present season, and trusts to be favoured *Hh an early call. Catalogues gratis on application. Warehouse, 89 and 90, Taff Street, Pontypridd. -U GREAT REDUCTION IH BOOTS AND SHOES at diverts vj°t and Shoe Stores, TafF Street, Pontypridd. 'SMo'b Water tight s, tipped and nailed, from 5a; v.*ftie Sides from 4s Lace from 4s lid; Women's -*2^ 'eg lace boots from 4s 6d Elastic Sides from tt Nailed boots from 3s lid Boys and Girls' boots, tipped and nailed, from 2s; Strong lace no nails, from Is 3d. TREFOREST. NATALITY ON THE BABBT RAILWAY.—A man joined Williams was killed on tbe Bairy New fj^lway about mid-day on Wednesday, with a fall jJ on the Llantwit-road, near l'afarn-y-coed. f O. S. Davies (Dr. Hunter's assistant) was ^^ssing at the time, but his efforts were of no *vail. LLANTWIT YARDRE. SCHOOL BOARD.-A special meeting of the school Board was held on Tuesday for the purpose Or appointing two assistant schoolmistresses. Mr J. Richards occupied the chair and there were Also present—the Rev. Ebenezer Rees, Messrs D. Leyshon, J. Roberts, D.Bryant, and F. Judd.— "Three applications were received for the two vacant posts of assistant school-mistress at the Graig School, and Miss John, Llewellyn's-place, *j*llwn, Pontypridd, and Miss M. A. Evans, lanypark, Aberdare, were appointed at a salary 430 per annum each. GREAT WESTERN. J R'ADiNa-RooM AND LIBRART.-The above 148titute is extending its operations. In addition jS ^he Reading-room and library at Typicca the above committee, in order chiefly to .*J^nd the opportunities of perusing books, per- J*«cal8 and books to the large number of work- who live at inconvenient distances from the at Typicca House, who are unable to avail selves of the benefit thereof—has made f'angemonts with the Pontypridd Literary ^■titute Committee, by which the whole of the employed at the Great Western Colliery have to the Institute rooms at tbe New Town *'1 Buildings free of charge, from the 1st inst. ^NTRB.TAJNM'ENT—One of the series of winter ^tertainments was held at the Great Western jOfliery Reading-room, for adults, on 4**day night, the 12th inst. The room was S'eeably full, the committee having at the of the season, in consequence of overcrowding, resolved upon providing ^tinct entertainments for the adults and for the j^dren. Th« chair was occupied (in the absence Mr Wales, the president of the Institute), by r J. Thomas, vice-president. The following I'tomme was gone through Solo pianoforte, hallelujah Chorus," Mr E. P. Mills; song, Mr ^.Thomas (Eos y Garth); duett, "Larboard /tch," Messrs G. Watkins, and J. Rees; recita- "Casaabianca," Master E. Jenkins; song, /T I ae YN we^ NA8 &Qr," Mr D. Williams TK Llan) duet*, Man i ganu," Messrs S. *nd T. Davies; song, Hen wlad y ^wynion, Mr E. Davies; impromptu P'^e i8, « Snow," awarded to Mr James Palmer son7« b UI- wl. Mr W' wvd" Mr a £ aowr Jn San" Ok Ljorr »• n,V ^at^ius; duett, Y Glowr a'r a, -T? A x.' Thomas aud Davies; song, ?n,de5 Mr J. Rees; recitation, Geiert, Master E. Jenkin8 duett, Twe Sailors, Messrs WatkinB and Rees; song. ogoniant ( Y • Iilew'r Llan; song, Y «an a gollwyd, Eos y Garth; «nale, Hen wlad fy nhaddU. PORTH. FUNERAL OF MB JONES, PORTH HOTEL.—The portal remains of Mr Jones, Porth Hot«l, were on Monday, interred at Llanillterne, when the Rev! M. kewig, Cymmer, officiated. There was a large con- Oour88 of people from various parts of the district. TYLORSTOWN. of^Tv?01, CHII'DRKN'S CONCERT.—The children attrapt^^°Wn School, numbering 280, gave an Misg A. Danes and the accompanists, tood,'proved »= hfld in tbe <?eserve great credit for the children e taken in training the DIN AS. NltFFOIIMIAD —Nid yn ami y gwelir dim •to »-!J e* GRON'°^° °J & gyraer le vn y lie hwn, *hin!i<\h1a nad oeBlffeit .!aQ teilwng mewn llafur a y° j1 r, Synadogaeth. Cawsom ra8°ro1 i r med^1 no# Iau, Mawrth Ileg, P6^^7^1 i>r Trefnyddion Cal- «• tfwy berfformiad or Cantata a elwir, «l ^en Te Deum, g*^ith yr anfarwol Handel. "*yt oeddent Mr. Benjamin Bvans, Tony- J» Mr. William Bwi (Alawf^b), Pontypridd; Mr. Griffith James, Pen Pisgah, Penygraig; Mr. Noah Lewis, Dinas; a Miss R. M. Rowlands, Dinas. Yr oedd oaniad Mr. Noah Lewis (Alto), yn hynod effeithiol. T mae yn meddu ar lais owmpasol, so yn ei reoleiddio yn dda. Aeth drwy ei holl ddarnau yn naturiol ao effeithiol dros ben. Yr oedd jn gwella fel yr elai yn mlaen hyd y diwedd. Prin yr oedd caniad Miss R. M. Rowlands i fyny a'r hyn ddyladai fod mewn perfformiad o radd yr un achod, Alawfob, fel arfer yn dda iawn, a Mr. B. Evans yn berchen ar laia (tenor) tyner neillduol, ao o gwmpas rhyfedd. Jor or un gynlleidfa oedd yn perfformio y darnau gorchestrol sydd yn y gantata hon, ond gallwo ddyweiiyd heb 11n petruader iddynt fyned drwy an gwaith yn gamoladwy. Yr oedd ol llafur blaenorol mawr i'w weled a'i dtrimlo yn y datganiad. Yr arweinydd oedd yr enwog Eos Cyulais. Yr oedd ei arweiniad yn brawl ei fod wedi yfed yn helaeth o ysbryd yr awdwr drwy y cyfansoddiad. Cyfeiliwyd gan Mr. J. Llewelyn, Penygrsig. Mae yn dda genym allan dweyd hefyd iddo yntau gyflawni y gwaith a ymddiriedwyd iddo i foddlonwydd eithaf y gynulleidfa, oblegyd efe oedd y gwr oyfarwydd i drafod bysedd gwynion yr Harmonium. Cymerwyd rhan hefyd gan y Treorky Orchestral Band, y rhai a wnaethant en gwaith yn foddhaol iawn. Y mae Cyfeillion Capel y Motho- distiaid a'u gweinidog, y Parch. John Morgan, yn deilwng o gymeradwyaeth am eu hymdrechion roddi i drigolion y Dinas fath fwynhad cerddorol. Gyda'r fath drefniant, yn yghydag amcan y gyng- herdd, sef oael elw at ddileu dyled a Capel. Daeth yn nghyd gynulleidfa barchus nes oedd pob congl o'r Capel wedi ei lanw. OIrwaie fod y Cor yn bwriadu rhoddi ail berfformiad iddo yn Tonyrefail. Gallaf eioh sicrhau chwi, drigolion y Ton, na fydd yn edifar genyoh roddi derbyniad iddo. Hefyd dylaswn ddywedyd fod Mr. John Rees, arweinydd y Capel, wedi bod o wasanaeth mawr i ddysgu y cor yn absenoldeb yr Eos. Llywyddwyd gan Mr. Morgan, y gweinidog, a thystiolaeth pawb wrth ymadael oedd melus mots eto.EDNO. TREALAW. MEASLES.—The epidemic of measles is raging in a dangerous form in the neighbourhood of Trealaw. Several cases have, we are sorry to pay, proved fatal. CLYDACH VALE. TRADE DEPRESSION AND HIGH RENTS.—Tbe work- men at the Clydach Vale Colliery have passed a resolution declaring (1) that in view of the excep- tionally depressed state of trade, and the lower prices of rent and house coal elsewhere, such as Ton Ystrad and Llwynypia, the prices of those things at Clydach Vale are exorbitant, and have appointed a deputation to wait upon the consulting manager, Mr. W. Pritohard, with the object of inducing him, if possible, to have a uniform price of the house coal to all the workmen, and to reduce the prices of rent and hou?e-coal to the same standard as at Ton and Llwynypia. YSTRAD. DEATH OF Mas J ONJ:S.- W e regret te anuounce the death of Mrs Jones, who, after a abort illness, breathed her last on Wednesday at the residence of her son, Mr D. Jones, bookseller. Mrs Jones was in her 72nd year, and was a faithful member with the Welsh Congregationalists at Bodringallt Chapel. On Saturday, the remains were interied at Treorky Cemetery. The deceased being very much liked for her qniet and inoffensive position the funeral was largely attended. Several Welsh hymns were sung very effectively at intervals. The Rev. J. T. Evans officiated on the occasion. SAD ACCIDENT.-On Friday, Tommy Haines, the son of Henry Haines, Arthur-street, met with a serious accident while at work in the Gelli Colliery. By some means he fell under a number of coal trams, by which he had his right leg very badly mutilated. The injured limb was opened, the wound extending from just under the knee to the ankle. Several atitches were found inevitable. The sufferer is recovering as well as may be ex- pected from bis painful position. PENRHIWCErBER. DEATH OF MR. J. B. PniLMPs.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. J. B. Phillips, Lee Hotel, Penrhiwceiber, which took place on Sunday. Deceased had been ailing for some weeks, but not until the middle of last week was his condition such as to preolade a hope of his recovery. In addition to that at the hotel, which he bad built at Penrhiwceiber, he carried on business also at the De Winton Hotel, Tonypandy. Mr. Phillips was brought up as a schoolmaster, and was a man of wide information and great intelligence. He mar. ried one of the daughters of the late Mr. Morgan Rowlands, Penygraig. He loaves a widow and four ohildren. The funeral takes place at Glyntaf Cemetery this (Thursday) afternoon. MOUNTAIN ASH. FIRE.-On Thursday afternoon a fire broke out at a house in Woodland-street. The occupier, who had been working during the previous night, was alone in the house and asleep in bed. He was awakened by a German bagd playing in the street, and smelt the smoke ascending to the bedroom. Sergeant John and some constables hastened to the house, and the fire was speedily extinguished. Very little damage was done. ABERDARE. THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—Mr. Frank James, the returning officer, has reported the nominations of the following candidates:—Rev. R. E. Williams, Mr. D. E. Williams, J.P., Mr. T. Whitby Evans, and Mr. Benjamin Jones. OBITUABT.—The death of Mr. William John, chief goods clerk at Aberdare for the Great Western Railway, took place on Wednesday, after an illness of about four months. The deceased will be in- terred on Sunday, the funeral leaving Penydarren- street at two p.m. MERTHYR. MARBIABS OF THE REV. B. THOMAS.—The mar- riage of the Rev. B. Thomas, pastor of the Tabernacle, with Miss Emily Davies, Baily Hilyg, Brecon, took place on Wednesday at the Watergate Chapel, Brecon. LLANTRISANT. MINISTERIAL.—Mr. J. M. Jones, of Trevecca College, has received ac unanimous invitation to becoms the pastor of the English Calvinistio Metho- dist Church at this plaoe. LLANFABON. ST. CYNON'S CHURCH-The Rev. W. Williams, M.A., curate of this parish, preaohed his farewell sermon on Sunday evening at St. Cynon's Church, as he is about leaving this parish for a curacy at tie Weloh Church at Aberdare. CAERPHILLY. CONCERT.-On Wednesday evening a concert was given at toe Board School, in aid of the building funds of the Calvinistio Methodist Chapel. The Vocalists were Madame Williams Penn, Eos Mor- laia, Gwilym Thomas and his daughter, and the Caerphilly Glee Party. There was a crowded audience. Miss Lizzie Evans, Castle Cottage, was the accompanist.
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INQUESTS AT TREORKY. On Tuesday last an inquest was held at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, before Mr J. N. Leigh, deputy-coroner, touching the death of Owen Davies, who met with an accident in Abergorky Oolliery.—Richard Williams, collier, Bate-street, said Owen Davies lodged with him. His age was 43. He worked as a labourer at the above colliery. On February. 12th deceased went to work as usual and was quite well. At about ten minuter to one o'clock saw him ceme up in the train with John Davies. He asked him how he felt, and he replied, I am right well." He was delirious at the time. He Eaw a mark on hip forehead and also on the side of his head. He was carried home. Dr. Price attended him up to the time of his death, which took place at twenty minutes to three last Saturday morning. He was net able to give any clear account of the accident.—John Davies, hitcher, 41, Dumfries- street, said deceased worked with him. On the 12th of February they were both working at the bottom of the pit. Deceased was standing about 11 o'lock some three yards from him. There were three trams standing on the parting and a journey coming down. Deceased was attending to the trams. He (witness) was looking in another direction. On turning ronnd be saw Davies down on the middle of the road. Raised him up at once and found he was injured about the head. He thought Davies must have gone to raise the shackle, and the journey coming down crushed him against the other trams. He was not able to speak.-By Mr Randall: The journey did not come rasher than usual. Davies knew the journey was coming.-Dr. Price said he attended deceased immediately after the accident. He was sitting upon a chair. He had two black eyes, and there was a fluid running from his left ear. He was unconscious and presented the full appearance of a man suffering from the fracture of the base of the skull. Attended him till death. Tne cause of death wae abscess of the brain caused by the injuries received.—A verdict of "Accidental death through being crushed between trams." An inquest was then held on tbe body of Isaac Richards, 5, Windsor street, who was found dead in bed.—Hannah Lewis said deceased lodged with her. He was a collier, but had worked part of his time as a fireman. He was 54 years of age, and unmarried. On Saturday last he was as well as usual ana went to his work in the morning. He returned at half-past, two. He had been complaining of not feeling very well for a low? time. He had his dinner and then went out again. He came home about naif-past ten. He had been drinking, but was not drunk. He went to bed at 11 o'clock.. They heard him coughing be- tween 9 and 10 in the morning. Hur husband went up about a quarter to four in the afternoon, because he thought it strange he did not come down. He found him dead.—Benjamin Lewis, husband of the last witness, said he found him lying cn his back in bed. He was dead, but the body was not quite cold. -Dr. Price said he had known deceased well for many years. On Sunday afternoon about four o'clock he was called to the house and found Richards quite dead. Think he died from heart disease. He had suffered from just the class of heart disease that would cause sudden death.- V erdi.t., Death from natural causes." Another inquest was held touching the death of Margaret Elizabeth Jenkins, who was run over on Saturday last.—Thomas Jenkins, hanlier, 172, Bute Street, said deceased was his daughter. She was 2 years and 10 months old. He saw her about half- past four on Laturday afternoon when she was quite well. About hall-past five he saw her again in a woman's lap dying fast. She lived about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after he saw her. The doc- tor came directly after him.-Walter James, master haulier, said on Saturday last, a little after 5 o'clock, he saw the little girl trying to cross the road nearly opposite her father's house. As she was crossing a horse and cart was coming from Treherbert and the horse knocked her down and the wheel passed over the middle of her body. The horse was coming very fast, at a full trot. There were three boys in the cart. He did not know them. If the boys had been looking out they ought to have seen the child. The cart was near when the child began to run across. He could not say the boys had time to pull up after the child started to run. The boys tried to stop the h ,rse directly after the chi'd was knocked down. .L'he horse belonged to Mr Gould, greengrocer. Thomas Edwards, aged 12 years, son of Thomas Edwards, collier, No. 6, Ellen's Street, Treherbert, said he was riding in the cart with Edgar Harlow and another boy. It was Mrs Gould's horse and cart. Hurlow was driving. They saw deceased on the side of the road. Hurlow called out but the child ran on and was knocked down by the horse and the cart went over her. The horse is upwards of 20 years old. —Edgar Hurlow, 14 years, son of James Hurlow, guard on the Taff Vale Railway, living at Treher- bert, said at the time of the accident he was driving and had been driving the same horse nearly all day. He had not driven the horse many times before. He does not drive often. He was driving down and call- ing out to people to get out of the t way..The child was on the left hand side. Just after he called out she ran across the road and was knocked.down by the horse and the wheel passed over her. He pulled up as soon as he could. The horse was going very fast. Verdict, Accidental Death."
Pontypridd Police Intelligence. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr Ignatius Williams, Stipen- diary Magistrate, Messrs. Wm. Jones, and T. Williams (Glog), GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM AT DINAS.—Michael Bevan was charged with this offence. Mr Williams for de- fendant. The assault took place last October. One man was arrested and was sant to prison for three months. The present defendant and another named Sulivan decamped at the time Bowen gave himself up. Mary Collins, complainant, wished to withdraw the charge, but the Bench insisted on hearing the particulars before deciding whether they would con- sent.—Complainant said on the 25th October last she remembered John Blake come to her house sfter 11 o'clock at night. Bowen came afterwards about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour before the policeman came. Michael Sullivan also came and he kicked her in the lower part of the stomach. Bowen had pre- viously asked her civilly for a light which she gave him. He was struck with a poker by a woman named Davies lodging with her. There was a dispute between Mrs Davies's husband and Bowen. After Bowen had gone out she lockod the door. Sullivan came back and burst the door in and ran upstairs. Bowen and Blake were then standing ontside. Sul- livan went upstairs to beat Davies and his wife. She went upstairs to get him down, but she could not. He went to kick the door and kicked her instead. Bowen struck her in the face and gave her a black eye, and loosened her teeth. '3he could not say how many times Bowen struck her. No one but Bowen struck her in the face.—Cross-examined She was knocked down but could not say who did it. She had known Bowen for three years but never knew him in a bother before.—Margaret Davies, wife of John Davies, said from something her husband had heard he did not go out on Saturday night. When Bowen was there her husband asked for his boots. Bowen said, "What do you want with your boots, do you want to fight me ?" He then dragged her hus- band outside outside the house. Then three or four attacked him. Little Patsie Collins came out with the poker and told her to let at them. She struck Bowen with the poker. Bowen kicked the complain- ant. Sullivan had an open knife when he went up- stairs and said he would have her life and that of her husband.—John Davies, husband of last witness corroborated. P.C. Llewelyn said he was called to the house and found the door broxen. He went to Bowen's house and found him washing his head. He went upstairs and found Blake there and arrested him. Oncoming down he saw Bowen going out with only his trousers on. He had not seen him since until he was in custody. Mrs Collins had a black eye and her clothes were torn. The room was in great confusion and the lamp broken.—Fined t5 or two months' imprisonment.
Agitation for Passenger Traffic on the Ponty- pridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway. The inhabitants of the district will be glad to learn that the Treherbert Chamber of Trade in conjunction with the members of a similar body in an adjoining valley have decided te urge Sir George Elliott to open the Pontypridd, Caerphilly, and Newport railway for passenger traffio as soon as possible.
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PONTYPRIDD HIGHWIY BOABD. IMPORTANT MEETING. The monthly meeting of the Pontypridd Highway Board was held on Wednesday when there were present: Mr J. Lewis (in the chair), Rev. D. W. Williams, M.A.; Messrs H. Anthony, M. Cule, P. Phillips, R. Jenkins, T. Morgan (Tonteg), D. Jones, and E. Edwards.-The Clerk, in reading the minutes of the previous meeting, said the Surveyor reported that no reply had been received from Mr Thomas, Lle<!hwen, with respect to the land for widening the road.—Rev. D. W. Williams proposed that a gate and posts be put up, and Mr Thomas be informed that they were waiting for the land. This was seconded by Mr D. Jones and agreed to.-A letter was read from Mr H- S. Davies, submitting a copy of a resolu- tion passed at a Vestry of the parish of Llantwit Vardre, held at the Colliers' Arms, Llantwit, on the 12th March, the Rev. John Jenkins, vicar, in the chair, when it was decided to ask the Pontypridd Highway Board to make a new road in lieu of the eld one whicl> now passes Rhydhelyg Inn.—Mr Jenkins said that it would be a very good thing to have the work done and they could have the land for nothing, -The Chairman You can't get the work done for nothing, I suppose ?—Mr Jenkins: No. but we can get the land for nothing.—Mr Thomas Morgan said they could get the road raised Si feet, which would bring it above the reach of the floods which now damaged the roads considerably.—In reply to Mr D. W. Williams, Mr Morgan said the piece was 200 or 300 yards long.—It was decided that the Surveyor be asked to prepare plans. ROAD CONTRACTS. The Chairman said that the next business was to consider the tenders which had been received for the above.—The Rev. D. W. Williams said he wished to make a few remarks before they proceeded to deal with the tenders. He trusted they would take the matter of the tenders into their very serious consider- ation, and that they would not look at the price only, but more particularly at the characters of the men who tendered. He knew that in some instances the lowest tender had been accepted, but the work had afterwards been found not to have been nearly so well done as it had been by the previous contractors.- Mr M. Cule said he was very glad to hear those remarks from the previous speaker. He had never been an advocate for the lowest tender.—Mr Anthony also agreed with the remarks.—The tenders were then opened, and were as follows:— Eglvysilan. Labour Contracts. No. 1 District: David Thomas, jE44, accepted.—No. 2 District: Wm. Davies, £ 44, accepted.—No. 3 District: John Lewis, *•39, accepted.—No. 4 District: Samuel Williams, •t'48, vccepted.—No. 5 District, Edward Meyrick, £ 51, accepted. The Rev. D. W. Williams remarked that only one tender had been received for each of the above con- tracts. It struck him as being very strange that it should be so. It spoke very highly for the parish of Eglwysilan in showing that there w as not a great numbei of able-bodied men in the parish who were paupers otherwise they would be glad to tender for a thing of that kind. Mr Anthony said he was very much surprised to notice so few tenders coming in as he knew there Were a great many people idle about the parish. Materials.—No. 1 District, five tenders received, the lowest being that of Isaac Morgan for 967 12s 6d, which was accepted. No. 2 District, four tenders received, the lowest being those of Edwin Edmunds £5428 6d, and John Thomas X54 5s 6d.—Mr M. Cule proposed that John Thomas' tender be accepted al- though it was 3s higher than the other. He remarked that he did not fuel inclined to throw over an old contractor for such a small sum.- Mr Anthony seconded the motion, which was carried.—No. 3 District, four tenders received, that of Edwin Ed- munds, for JH30 5s, being the lowest full tender was accepted. There was a tender from the Machen Lime Company, but as it was only for limestones it \OI.S not entertained. No. 4 District, four tenders re- ceived, that of John John being accepted.—No. 5 District, two full tend-rs, and one incomplete .tender for the Machen Lime Company, the lowest Veing that of Thomas Taylor of 1:55 3s 4d, which was ac- cepted. LLANTRISANT. Labour. No. 1 District, two tenders received. On the motion of Mr W. John, seconded by Mr T. Jones, the tender of Evan Bevan, the old Contractor, for £46 16s was accepted. It was £ 1 16s higher than the other tender.—No. 2 District, three tenders received; those tenders were adjourned for a Week.—No. 3 District, four tenders received, three of them were for X45 each and the other 7s higher. The tender of James Taylor for t45 was accepted.-No. 4 District, the tender of Daniel Williams, the old con- tractor for t47 was accepted.—No. 5 District, the tender of Dd. Williams, Llwynyffynon, for t47 was accepted.—No 6 District, the tender of Edward Thomas for X47 was accepted. Materials. No. 1 District, three tenders received, the lowest being that of W. E. Davies for X79 5s which was accepted.—No. 2 District, the lowest be- ing that of W. E. Davies for JE62 6s 8d, which was ac- cepted.-No. 3 District, three tenders were received but their consideration was deferred.-No. 4 District, five tenders were received, the lowest was that of Thomas Williams forf58 lOs.—No. 5 District, three tenders received, the lowest being that of Morgan David for X66 10s 6d, which was accepted.—No. 6 District, three tenders were received, the lowest ten- der was that of Morgan David for X142 12s 6d, which was accepted, his being 7s 6d lower than each of the other two. LLASTWIT VARDRE. Labour. No. 1 District, two tenders were received, the tender of John Williams for £50, was accepted.-No. 2 District, two tenders received, that of Arthur Grey for 501 was accepted.— No. 3 District, two tenders received, that of George Jenkins for 501 was accepted. Materials. No. 1 District, three tenders received, the lowest was that of Noah Williams for 671lOs, which was accepted.-No. 2 District, three tenders were received, the lowest by 2s 6d was that of Thomas John for 43129 6d, which was accepted.—No. 3 Dis- trict, four tenders were received, that of Lewis Lewis for 131215s was accepted. The Rev. D. W. Williams remarked that some of the labourers had had to come down to the board room once a month to be paid, and a number of them at all events would rather be at home at work than wasting their time in walking to Pontypridd. He would propose that they be paid while at their work by the Surveyor. Mr Anthony seconded the proposition which was agreed to. ABER BRIDGE CONTRACT. The tenders for the Aber Bridge were 4 in number, the lowest being that of Messrs Jenkins and Howells, Llantwit, at 232Z 8s 4d.-Rev. D. W. Williams pro- posed, and Mr Anthony seconded that the lowest tender be accepted.—Agreed to.
PONTYPRIDD ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. At the meeting of this committee on Wednesday Mr J. Lewis presiding, Mr Ensor, solicitor, Cardiff, on behalf of the Messrs Nelson, applied for a reduction in the assessment of Pwllypant Quarry, on the ground that the output was very much snsaller than it had been. It was said that the assessment was based upon the actual figures of last year, and the Board declined to alter the valuation.
The gc.iweman who died suddenly at the Carlton Club, was Mr. Colin Campbell, of Colgrane, Dum- bartonshire, and not Mr. H. Campbell, as reported. Turgenjew's last novel, Talagaj^w," dictated by the celebrated author on his death-bed to his friend Pauline. Viardot Garcia, will be published in the Geqenwart. Placards in English and German are to pe placed in all intelligence offices in New York, giving infor- mation as to whom and where complaints against such offices should be made. « A COJ: tract has been given by the Spanish Ad- miralty to Armstrong and Co. (Limited) for the construction of two cruisers of the third class. The vessels are to be completed by the summer of 1887. For a period of thirty years the late King 01 Portugal collected all the confiscated books and pamphlets in all the European States. The collec- tion numbers some 6,000 volumes and pamphlets. The Niagara whirlpool, in which Captain Webb lost his life, will be the scene of a like Attempt next August by Hoss and Plaisted, the oarsmen, unless they get taken off in a more natural way in the Inp. t.im"
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WIT AND HUMOUR. • A rural Vermont newspaper announces tnax its ,Oii I iili I It I I I charge for a lirst-class marriage notice will be J51b. of dried apples. Notices with "poetry" cost l:!Jh. of onions more. Evening wear.—We are constantly told that "the evening wore on"—but what the evening wore on such occasions we are not informed. Was it the close of a summer's day ? An obituary notice of ayoungWarringtonian says He died regretted by a large circle who had cherished the hone that he would outlive his father, and pay them their loans out of the old man's hoarded fortune. "1 don t believe that there's anylxnly that never heard the 'Old llundreth,said a musical youn» lady "1 (lo-lots of 'cm. responded her precocious young brother. "Where are they?" "In the deaf and dumb asylums." During a recent fearful storm in Paris the electric fluid descended into the office of a great financial establishment in that city, but the cashier was not harmed as he had just started for Belgium with all the available cash of the establishment. Con.—Why are present fashions calculated to in- jure the tempers of ladies?—Because, no matter how timiable a lady's disposition may be naturally she is required to be ruffled whenever she appears in society. When Philip of Macedon wrote to the Spartan ephors: If I enter Laconia I wilt tevet Liced;enion to the ground. he received for answer the single but significant word, "if." This is, perhaps, the finest example of laconic utterance on record. The following inscription appears in the church- yard at Kothsav, N.B.:—" Erected by Jane H- to the memory of her husband, John B- Ilim that cometh into Me I will in no wife cast out"' -a very kind reception promised to the next pro- poser. The late Dr. Fletcher was preaching an evening Sermon to a crowded audience in Edinburgh, when a note was handed up to him to intimate that if Doctor So-and-So was in the church he was urgently wanted. Having read the note, and seeing the doctor moving off, he immediately added, with great fervour, "And may the Lord have mercy on his patient. A young man in Widnes was recently found dead in his bed, and the supposition was that lie committed suicide by poisoning, but upon analysing the contents of his stomach nothing but the following was found in it:—Pickles, pound calces, lemonade, cold turkey, beer, fried oysters, cold punch, ham sandwich, sponge cake, beef tea, mince pie. champagne, lobster, gafne pie, fruitcake, tea, chicken, s.tt.td. whisky, coffee,Bo- logna sansatre, port,cheese, sardines, and sherry. The jury returned a verdict of Died through the Tisit- iition of frivIII),;1. ,y The man who was "moved to tears?" complains of the dampness of the premises, and wishes to be moved back again. "Your behaviour is most singular, sir," said a young lady to a gentleman who had just stolen a kiss. "U that is all," said he, I will soon make it plural." Mrs. Jones says she should so like a little change. Jones oners her two-and-sixpence for half-a-crown. A staid Broadbrim replied to a fellow who was abus- ing him. "Have a care, friend, or thee mayst run thy countenance against my fist." A schoolmaster said of himself. I am like a hone, I sharpen a number of blades, put I wear myself in doing it." A tanner having married the daughter of an emi- nent butcher, the bells were rnng on the occasion. A gentleman asked another what the peal was for. Only a union." said he, "between skin and bone." An elderly lady says there must be a great many children killed on our battle fields, as there are al- ways so many small arms found after a fight. A philosopher, who married a vulgar but amiable girl, used to call his wife "Brown Sugar," because, lie said, she was sweet but unrefined. "They don't make as good mirrors as they used to," remarked an old maid, as she observed a pair of sunken eyes, wrinkled face, and livid complexion in a glass that s'ie usually looked into. Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail; and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of a few thousands th-at some fellow, by good luck, holds on to it. Surely," says young Jones, "any one who knows how to go round a corner could also square the cir- cle." An incorrigible old maid, living upon slender means, cut the acquaintance of a friend because he advises! her to "husband" her resources. Surely some people must kndw themselves—they never think about anything else. When a soldier once fell into the Thames, and was drowned, one person asked another what regiment he belonged to, and was answered, The Life- guards." "Nay, my good sir," said he, "there I think you must be mistaken, for he is certainly in the Coldstream." Labour is not confined to the human species. Even a barrel of new beer may sometimes be seen "working." A Miss Buchanan once rallying her cousin, an officer, on his courage, said, 11 Now, Mr. Harry, do you really mean to tell me you can walk to a cannon's mouth without fear ? Yes," was the prompt re- ply, "or a Buchanan's either." And he did it. Lady Beaumont asked Coleridge whether he be- lieved in ghosts. "Oh, no, my lady," he replied, "I've seen too many to believe in them." Elwes, the noted miser, used to say "If you keep one servant, your work is done; if you keep two, it is half done and if you keep three, you may do it yourself." An old revolutionist says that of all the solemn hours he ever saw, that occupied in going home one dark night from the widow Bern's, after being told by his daughter Sally that he "needn't come again," was the most solemn. A merchant being asked to define the meaning of experimental and natural philosophy, said he con- sidered the first to be asking a man to discount a bill at a long date, and the second his refusing to do it. A Leicestershire lass with a wooden leg, and ano- ther with a wry neck, have recently, to the surprise of a local journalist, been led to the altar. The bridegrooms were no doubt sensible men, and thought a wooden leg a less drawback than a wooden head, or a wry neck than a wry temper. A young lady from the country, being invited to a party, was told by her cousin to dress up and put her best foot foremost, in order to catch a beau, as she looked so green in her country attire." The country lass looked comically into the face of her ra- ther faded relative and replied, better green than withered," A well-known City baker advertises—" That as all men need bread, lie wishes the public to know that he kneads it. He is desirous of feeding all who are hungry, and hopes his good works may be in the mouth of every one. He is well-disposed towards all men, and the best-bred people amongst us will find him, lie hopes, one of the best bread men in the City." At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Gorbals, Bailie Mitchell in the chair, it was resolved and unanimously agreed, That a new bridge be erected on the site of the present wooden one, ai the fot of Portland Street, and that the bridge trustees be re- quested to repair and keep open the said wooden bridge till the new one be built." A celebrated Oxford scholar, who professes an in- difference to music, was once asked what he thought of an orchestra which had been performing a. grand overture. He replied t hIt he was only impressed by the wonderful coincidence of the fiddlers' elbows. A lady was travelling with a troublesome barking dog in her lap. A gentleman, a fellow passenger, complained of the annoyance. Dear me. sir, ex- claimed the lady, with an air of astonishment, I wonder you complain of my dog everybody admires it; it is a real Peruvian. I don't complain of your Peruvian dog, ma'am, replied he: but I wish he would give us less of his Peruvian bark. MEN AXD WOMEN.—Poor Frederick declared that he only wished his dear Amelia was locked in 'his arms, and that the key might never be found. A less sentimental bachelor, turned forty, says a wo- man should he like a roasted lamb, tender and nicely dressed, and without sauce—unless it's mint sauce. "I love you still," is what a man said to his wife, when she was giving him a curtain lecture. I didn't say, your honour, that the defendant was intoxicated, no, not by any means But this I will say, when last I saw him he was washing his face in a mud-puddle, and drying it on the door-mat.
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I ACTS &TAMES 411 a Door HeHe.—A pretty maid-servant. Curious Transioruialioii.—When a horse is turneC into a pasture. Which is the longest word in the English langtt- aire, and why ? '• Smiles, because there is a mila. between the first and last letter. (icrinan professor of drawing to new studenit "nst bleeze boint owd vich von of dose statues ydot haf draw from, den vill I your drawing griticise." What word is that composed of five letters from which if you take two one remains?—Stone. When a Patagonian husband kills his wife, he Ie fined, says a Transatlantic paper, two goats. Goat- raising is carried 011 in Patagonia to a large extent. Nothing, it is said, makes a bald-headed maifc madder than to be accused of never removing th. hair out of the comb. A bachelor friend of ours has left a boarding- house in which there were a number of old maid-. on account of the miserable fair" set before him at times. '), Why need you never starve on board ship ? Be- cause you get cold chops from the north, little puffo from the south, chickens from the hatches, and, a*- for eggs, the captain can lay to any day. His lordship: "How oLd are you, madam?" Witness: "I have no personal knowledge of my age, and hearsay testimony, I understand, is Dot accepted in this court." Scene—Scotch railway station; farm servant followed by his "lass," is enttring first-class car- ■ riage. Lass, with a tremor in .her voice: "Whwt y'gaun, Jock? Come awa'! This is kebin, aoT we only gang steerage!" g A prelate was once asked if he did not think thafe such a one followed his conscience. Ye*1," safcfr his Grace; "I think he doesfottow it, as a mailt does a horse'in a<jig—he drives it first." Junior partner: "Our travellen ought to ¿o punished. He told one of our customers in Croy- don that I am an ignorant fool." Senior partner: I I shall speak to him without fail, and insist that. no more office secrets be divulged." j What is your calling ? asked the magistrate of* j a prisoner who had been locked up fbr being drunk- and disorderly. Prisoner, in a hoarse voice t "Invetitor." Magistrate: "What have you in- vented?" Prisoner: "Nothing; but I am trying to-" & When the superintendent of a certain Texatt penitentiary said to a newly-arrived convict, "Yon have the privilege of working at any trade you pre* fer," the prisoner replied, I'd like to keep otft drivin' cattle to Kansas." A nother in the same iD- stitution wanted to be a sailor. Doctor: "Your wife is in a very critical stCM^ and I should recommend you to call in some spa* cialist to consult on the case." Husband "There,, you see, doctor, I was right again I told my wifar long ago she ought to get proper medical adYicea but she thought you would be offended." WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF IT. "If she loved you ?" Of course you should knowltv- I think that you men must be blind I If I were a man I should show it, When once I was sure of my III Tit. But no 1 You must wait till you're certain, You men are so awfully proud, With your lips closed by fear like a curtain, When you ought to be speaking aloud. ] Don't you think it is dreadfully silly j That we girls can't show what we feel ? > I'm sure that it couldn't work illy, i And'twould simplify things a good deal; Lots more of the girls would be marr ed Could they ask to IH somebody's wife, And one wouldn't then a) ways be harried For fear she was single for life. I own I know little of duty, Of fitness." and fears," and all that; L But I see the full poetic beauty, And that is enough to took at. No doubt you're convinced you know better, With that very superior air But it don't change my dictim one letter H Because you condemn it—so there. U What sort of a man would I fancy? Well, one who has spirit and dash, Tall, handsome—that much I can sav- And-oli, yes—he must have a moustache. Rich or poor? Either way's not alarming; Of course, one needs dresses or gloves; But it very romantic and charming i To be poor with the man that one loves But if a real lover came to me He wouldn't wait all of his life, Not daring to openly woo me, No, he'd ask me if I'd be his wife. And I'd know t^at his bias was t'wards me First, as well as when he had proposed. What! must know ? Three years you've adored met Good gracious I never supposed. SHE HAD SAID YES. Some one has estimated that the time throwiik away in this world in courting the girl you want to marry, and who is ready to marry you, would builet all the railroads and bridges and tunnels and fao- toiies and public buildings. The white people should take a lesson in this from the coloured peo. pie. The other day a likely young coloured mail stood at agate in Birmingham, Ala, A likela young coloured woman came along with a dog." I "lli, dat4! he called, Mbut mebbe yon want sell dat dog ? "No, sah." i "Mebbe your name is Lucinda? "Yes.sah." « I allers dote on dat name. Ize called Gawge,^ Dat's pleasin' Ize lookin', you know ? i Y-yes. Got money saved up, an' a stidy job ahead, Shall I speak to the ole man ? He's in Orleans." Den I'll see do ole woman." She's dead." Wall, den I'll ax you to.be my wite right now.* You's foolin' I "Deed, no." II Hain't got nobody else ? "Nobody, 'tall." lieckon we'll hitch?" "'Co'se we will-can't help it." "Wall, den, I'll say yes, an'to-night you com#, down to Mrs. Grumley's kitchen an' we'll sot an* sorter get acquainted." Lucinda, I—" Go 'long, Gawge, Ize dun said yes, an' daft. 'nuff. Come airty." So long, Cin(la! By-by, Gawge I A WELL-TAKEN EXCEPTION. A German peasant family had made all their ar* rangeinents to emigrate to the United States. Thai day before the family was to take its departure the, eldest son, Hails, who was an enormous eater, inti- mated that lie did not care to ga West. "Has some village maiden beguiled thee to rf main behind ? asked the father. "Nothing of the kind." Why then does thou not wish to go with uti "I've been talking with the schoolmaster <mc! "Welt, what did he say P He says-that when it is twelve o'clock wih ua here in Germany that-" "That what? When it is twelve o'clock here with us, iliat Ilk America it is nine o'clock in the evening." Well ? I don't want to go to a place where I have tGI. wait that long for my dinner;" and the plbr fellow completely broke down at the mere thought X)f it. A holy life has a voice. It spealQ when the, tongue is silent, and is either a constat attraction or a continual reproof. J We never graduate in religion because th% nearer we are to God, the more 1fe ',lee there is W be learned.