LLANTRISANT SCHOOL BOARD PROSECUTIONS. At the Pontypridd petty sessions on Wednes- day, several persons were fined from one shilling to half-a-crown eaoh for neglecting to send their children regularly to school in the parish of Llan- trisant.
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NOTES ON PASSING EVENTS. THE LLANTRMANT SCHOOL BOARD CONTEST. THE battle is over, and the result is a sur- prise to a great many. It is satisfactory to find that the registers were in excellent condi- tion, so that few, if any, were turned back without voting. But the poll, especially in the lower part of the parish, was a small one, as will be seen from the following figures: In Llactrisant, only about 300 voted out of POO on the register in Miskin Village, only 55 to 60 out of about 300 Dinas, 236 out of aboot 500 Hafod, 130 out of 300 Tonyrefail, 350 out of 500. The natural question that arises is,— WHY WAS THE POLL SO SMALL? WAS it apathy on the part of the ratepayers, or were the booths closed too early ? You know, it is difficult for a man, in these poor times, to lose a day's work, or even half a day, for the sake of recording his vote and very few "leave off" before five o'clock. It is said that a good many had to race against time," that some lost and others gave up the race that day. Many of the voters say there ought, in a district where working men so greatly predominate, to have been arrange- ments made to keep the poll open until eight o'clock, or, at pll events, half.past seven; and they ask, who is to blame ? "THE OLDEST INHABITANTS" AT THE POLL. IT IS cheering to find that dome of the good folks who are regular institutions in every parish-the oldest inhabitants-take an interest in School Board elections. At Llan- trisant, one genuine educationist who has attained the ripe age of 92, recorded his vote, and two other ratepayers upon whose farrowed brews the snows of 86 winters have fallen came to the poll. Well done, Llantrisant. THE RENT AGITATION. THE rent agitation in the mining districts of the Rhondda and Aberdare Valleys is spreading. The argument generally used is that rents are excessively high in proportion to ■ the earnings of the working man. There seems to be good ground for this complaint if what one hears from a good many places is true. For instance, we are informed that at a place in the centre of the Rhondda Valley, which shall be nameless for the present, a man went for his fortnight's pay, .having worked a number of days, not too many, certainly, but a sufficient number just to keep him in bread, when he was informed that all he could get witi 2s Oid. He asked what had become of the remainder, and was informed that it had been kept back for the rent. This is one of the èvHs of living in Companies' houses. The ill effects of the truck system, as they were generally understood, have been done away with as regards that particular kind of injustice, but the hardship seems to be retained in so far as it affects the dwelling houses of the minerp, at all events. WELSH WITNKSSES IN COURTS OF JUSTICEV" IT has fallen to the lot of Mr A. J. Wil- liams, the member for South Glamorgan, to raise in the Honse of Commons, the question of the right of Welsh witnesses to be examined in their own language, in courts of law. The question is one of great importance, as all who are familiar with the courts in the Prinqipality, especially the more Welshy parts perfectly well know that there are people, who, although they can talk a kind of pigeon English on the road, or at the works, when amongst people of their own class, when they go to a Court of justice, find it very hard to be obliged, either to understand the questions asked them, or to reply in a language with which they are but very imperfectly acquainted. Of course, upon this hinges the whole question of the appointment of regular interpreters for every court. The difficulty in most of the courts at presen: is that competent interpreters are very scarce, and no wonder, when the only bait offered is the uiual witness' fee. However, in the case in question, Mr A. Wil- liams gave notice that he would ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it was the fact that in a case tried on the 3rd of March inst. at the County Court held at Cardiff, the defendant, Ann James, said that sbe was but imperfectly ac- quainted with the English language, and claimed to give her evidence in her own (the Welsh) language, and whether his Honour Judge Owen declined to allow her to do so, and peremptorily stopped her when she at- tempted to give her evidence in Welsh ? MINERAL ROYALTIES. THE Labour representatives in Parliament seem determined to push the Mineral Royal- ties question to the front. At a meeting held in one of the rooms of the House of Com- mons, on Thursday afternoon, a memorial was adopted for presentation to the Home Secretary, urging the Government to appoint a Royal Commission to inquire into all mat- affecting mining leases. A sub-committee, consisting of Messrs Conybeare, Borlase, Abraham (L., Glamorganshire), J. Wilson, S. Mason, Brunner, and Burt, was appointed to re-cast Mr Conybeare's Bill on the subject so as to make it applicable to the whole country. MABON AND MRS GLADSTONE. WE last week referred to Mabon's intro- duction to Mr Gladstone. Now we wish to place on record a little incident which occurred at Mr Stuart Rendell's house last week. The Welsh members had been invited there to dinner, to meet Mr Gladstone. They came; and when the member for the Rhondda arrived, Mrs Rendell at once came forward, and pinned in his coat a remarkably interesting present from Mrs Gladstone, consisting of a beautiful artificial leek, with a stem of silver wire, and the leaves of green silk. The musical M.P. had to give the company two Welsh songs, one of them being "Hen wlad fv Nhadau." THE THREE ACRES AND A COW SYSTEM Iff MONMOUTHSHt RE. A wealthy and philanthropic landowner, Mrs Perry Herrick, has introduced what may be termed, the three acres and a cow system in the parish of Llanmartin, Monmouthshire. She has obtained possession of a farm of about 27 acres in extent for the purpose of letting it
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PRELIMINARY NOTICE. -0- A GRAND MISCELL^EOUS Will be given at the abov$lace by the CONCERT PENUEL CHORAL SOCIETY On Thursday, APRIL22nd, 1886. DOORS OPEN & 7.30. Particulars to appear in futui Announcements. ELECTION ADDRESSES. 1 Election of Scfaool Board Members for Llan- trisut Parish. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I take this opportunity of thanking the electors for their sepport in putting me at the top of tke poll in the recent contest, and in return for their kindness, I cannot do more than promise that their interests shall always have careful consideration both as regards the workiag of our Schools with efficiency as well an economy with the ratepayers' money. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, Underh'll House, W.STEWART. Penrhiwfer, Penygraijy, 23rd March, 1886. PUBLIC NOTICES. GELLIWASTAD ROAD, FONTYPRIDD. Sale of Valuable Leasehold Property. MR. MOSES CULE has been favoured with in- strnotions to sell bj Pnblie Auction, at the BUTCHERS' ARMS HOTEL, PONTYPRIDD, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31. 1886, at seven o'clock in the evening, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then produced, in one lot, or such other Iota 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 oooupations of Mr Ireland, Mr William Morgan, and others, pro- daoing annually the sum of j688. The premises are held under a lease granted by Kill Clara Thomas and G. W. G. Thomas, Esq., from let May, 1880; Term, 99 years, at the low annual ground rent of JBIO. These premises are situate in the oentre of the town of Pontypridd, are well built 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, Pentrebaeh, Ponty- pridd or to Messrs Walter H. Morga." 8f Rhys, SOLICITORS, PONTYPRIDD Mr. HARRAL JOHNSON, Consulting Law and International Jurist, may be consulted upon *11 questions of intricate Law involving Claims to Property, Chancery Administrations, Disputed Rights, Breaches of Contract, Probate and Matrimonial Causes. The Laws relating to Public Companies, International Copyrights iu all matters as to the Sufficiency of Evidence preparm- tary to the Institution or Defence of Aetions in tne Royal Courts of Justice. The Conditions as to Consultation, &c., lOa, be ascertained in ilk. Hiiuii JoHKttV'S ADVICE TO LITIGANTS 08 LAW AND LAWYERS, Containing valuable and unique Counsel to all Persons involved in Litigation. Post free, One Shilling (stamps).—Mr. HAKRAL JOHNSON, 59, The Outer Temple, Strand, W.C. NEW MARKET HALL, PONTYPRIDD. MMAMat WZZZZA=S.Vr.NW Willl give her Grand Annual Complimentary CONCERT At the above place On Thursday Evening, April 1st, 1886, Under distinguished Patronage. Artistes—Soprano— MADAME WILLIAMS-PENN, R.A.M., CONTRALTO MIS S ELEANOR REES, 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- MADAME CLARA N. DAVIES, CARDIFF. Admission-Reserved Seats, 3s bd Second seats, 28; Third Seats, Is. Doors open at 7.30. Concert to commence at 8. Tickets may be had at Messrs Smyth and Adkin Mr Morria, New Inn Hotel; Mr E. H. Howard, Victoria Hotel; Mr Coombes, Market-square; Mr W. Jones, Porth Hotel, Porth &c., &c. A plan of the Hall may be seen at Messrs Smyth and Adkiu's. The Hall will be comfortably heated by large Stoves for the occasion, and the Reserved Seats will be carpeted. 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 stations, leaving Pontypridd at 11 o'clock. Llanwonno School Board. TO CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS. THE BOARD invite TENDERS for the ERECTION JL of a School at Aberlleohau, Rhondda Faoh, to accommodate 280 children. Plans and Specifications to be seen at the Offices of the Board, Penrhiwceiber, Mountain Ash. Tenders to be forwarded to me on or before Wednesday, April the 7th, 1886, sealed and endorsed Tenders for Aberllechau School." The Board do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. S. SHIPTON, Clerk to the Board. Penrhiwceiber, Mountain Ash, 18th March, 1886. TALIESIN CULE, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 2, MILL STREET, PONTYPRIDD, Wishes to inform the Public that he has COMMENCED BUSINESS As above, and hopes by strict attention to Busi- ness to merit a share of Public patronage.
The Proposed Acquisition of the Pontypridd Commoi by the Localloard. THE resolution passed at the last meeting of the Pontypridd Local Board with reference to the custody of the Common, or Recreation Ground, is one of considerable importance. It is a step towards claiming for Pontypridd what rightly belongs to it, and Mr Hopkins deserves commendation for his persistent efforts to bring the matter to a successful issue. As was stated on Thursday, when the adjoining land was enclosed a piece of the Common was dedicated to the public as a Recreation ground, and entrusted to the custody of the Overseers and Churchwardens of the parish of Eglwysilan, in which parish the ground is situated. At that time. there was no rating authority such as the Pontypridd Local Board, or the little freehold estate of the inhabitants, of the district would in all probability have been given to them as repre. senting the public. The overseers were, and are, public servants, but they have no power, it seems, to spend any money on the plot of land entrusted to them-not even as much as woald pay for a notice b"ard warning Lord Bute of the evil consequences of allowing the Common to be quarried away for the sake of the paltry royalty which he derives from the stones and they cannot expend as much as would pay for a fence to prevent unwary travellers tumbling into the terrible pitfalls made by the kind permission of the lord of the manor. The consequence is, the so-called Recreation ground is in a highly dangerous state, and some parts of it deserve the atten- tion of a sanitary inspector and his men. The Local Board a long time ago expressed willing- ness to take charge of the ground if it could be legally transferred to them, and the over- seers and churchwardens of Eglwysilan not only showed readiness to hand over the property, but signed a petition in favour of the transfer. Then followed applications to the Enclosure Commissioners and the Landed Estates Commissioners, the end of the in- quiries at the Circumlocution Office being that the people who moved in the matter found themselves exactly where they started. However, the Aberdare Board having obtained the transfer to them of a similar plot of ground, their clerk, Mr Geary, set the Pontypriddiana on the track of the Charity Commissioners, who now say they will not object to the change of custodians if the Local Govern- ment Board sanction it. Hence Thursday's decision. It will be seen on reference to our report of the meeting of the Board that three members abstained from voting, one asking for information as to the cost, and another pro- testing against the motion being passed with- out his knowing what is to follow. The reply made, that the mere act of applying for the sanction of the Local Government Board does not pledge the Local Board to any ex- penditure, is, we think, sufficient to allay any fears of an immediate plunge into extravagant outlay. If the Local Government Board sanction the proposed transfer, then will come the question whether the Charity Com- missioners insist upon an improvement scheme being carried out, and if they do, what is it Jike ? We quite appreciate the desire to avoid spending a large sum of money out of the public rates in these times of trade de- pression, but it is to be hoped that there are better times coming, and, when they do come, Pontypridd may find itself in a position to enclose its few acres of Recreation Ground, plant a few shrubs along the bare slopes of the Common, and fix a dozen rustic seats in conve- nient places. In the meantime, Lord Bote may be induced to abandon or prevent the present scandalous spoliation of public property going on at the quarries on the Merthyr Road, and the Board or the nobleman named may put up some contrivance to prevent the possibility of strangers going headlong over the preci- pices. Few Recreation Grounds in the wide world can be said to have for a chief ornament a famous Druidic Rocking Stone encircled by a trailing serpent whose tail forms the Purga- tory of the Bards. We believe the historic associations, and the romantic scenery of the place, if aided by a discreet outlay in the direction already indicated, would make Pontypridd a centre of attraction to thousands of visitors and that, even from a financial point of view, the investment wonld pay, while at the same time, a healthy and a pleasant resort would be provided within easy distance of all the inhabitants of the Pontypridd Local Board district. f