THE NUISANCE AT TREHAFOD. The Deputy Clerk (Mr Sprague) read a letter which had been received from Messrs Linton and Kenshole stating that the Clerk's (Mr Grover's) letter to Dr Morgan had been banded to them with iustructions to reply to it. Dr Morgan had told them that the waterworks or culvert referred to was used for conveying the sewage of some- thing like 30 houses into the river. If that were the case it was quite clear that that was a sewer within the meaning of the Public Health Act, 1875, and was vested in the Pontypridd Urban Sanitary Authority, and it was the duty of the Urban Sanitary Authority to keep it in good order. At any rate Dr Morgan acknowledged no liability to do anything with regard to it, and he thought their Board should take it in hand at once.—The Deputy Clerk said that it was the opinion ef the counsel that it was originally a watercourse, and that it had not ceased to be a. watercourse, but Messrs Linton and KeDshole seemed to differ from that opinion.—Mr Roberts said that he would rather be inclined to abide by counsel's opinion than that of Messrs Linton and Kensbole. He would suggest that Messrs Linton & Kenshole be written to and informed that in the opinion of counsel it was a. watercourse.—This was agreed to. 0 COEDPflNMAEN RECREATION GROUND The Deputy Clerk said that when the matter was previously before the Board Mr Grover over- looked the fact that if the whole of the Board were appointed managers and directors as sug- gested by the Charity Commissioners they would have the whole control of any money that might be voted by themselvfs as a local board. The Deputy Clerk tbeu read section 164 of the Act in which it was stated that any Urban Authority might purchase land to be used for the purpose c-f public walks or pleasure grounds. —Mr Hopkins said that the Charity Commissioners had over- looked one thing—the leason that the common had been assigned to the churchwardens aod overseers was that there was no Urban Authority at Pontypridd at the time that the assignment was made.-The Deputy Clerk said that it had been brought to their notice that the Local Board had been established since.— Mr Roberts asked I bow they could legally spend money on the re- creation ground unless tuey had legal possession of it.—The Deputy Clerk said that under section 164 they could de) so. In further reply to Mr Roberts he said that the difficulty before was that they would be voting sums of money to the churchwardens and overseers of Eglwysilan to keep that ground in order, and they would not practically have any command over the expenditure of that money. Now sup- posing they voted C50 to the managers and dir- ectors they would be voting the money to them- selves really.—The Deputy Clerk then read a. letter received from the Cuarity Commissioners and wbiijh was read at the previous meeting. He remarked that they would get all they wanted except tba legal estate in the land-they would not be the owners, but tney would 1>- the occu- piers.—Mr Hopkins proposed that the Public Works Commiteeb and the Clerk should meit and prepare a draft scheme fur taking over the common and that it should be submitted to the trustees Mr Bowlands seconded the motion.—The Deputy Clerk remarked that if they got this scneoie passed they would be in a better position then than now because then they would have -one- control over the common whereas now they had none.—Mr Roberts said that then they would be in a position to prevent encroachment.—The motion was then put to the meeting and carried. THE APPORTIONMENT OF PRIVATE IMPROVEMENT RATES. On the motion of the Chairman seconded by Mr Hopkins it was agreed that the Public Works Committee meet Mr Coombes and try to come to some arrangement with him in reference to the appoitionment made by the Surveyor for private improvements made on a road adjoining some property belonging to Mr Coombea, and which he bad appealed against to the Local Govern- ment Board. THE TOWN WATER SUPPLY. A letter was read from the Pontypridd Water- works Company in reply to a communication sent them by the Clerk to the Board stating that the scarcity lof water had arisen from causes over which they had no control. They were confident that they would shortly be in a position toprovide an adequate supply as their works at Mardy were almost completed. They expressed their regret at the inconvenience occasioned by the irregular- ity of the supply.—Mr Hopkins thought that the Board waa under a serious responsibility with regard to the supply of water for the town. The Pontypridd Waterworks Company were not able to cope with the present requirements, and what it would be when the new sewerage scheme was carried out wbeu double the quantity of water would be required. He thought it was their duty as a Board to look into the matter very closely.- Mr Roberts thought that the Clerk should be instructed to write to the Waterworks Company with a view to get some information on the sub. ject. Tbe Deputy Clerk said that from the open- ing statement of counsel in the report of the arbitration case now goiag on the company seemed to be in as bad a state now as ever they were, ^but how far that would be borne out in evidence remained to be seen.—Mr Hopkins thought that they ?hould engage a competent engineer and get bis opinion as to what they should do for the future.—Mr Roberts concurred. —The Chairman suggested that they should let the matter stand over until the end of the arbi- tration.-This was agreed to and the matter was thereupon ordered to stand in abeyance for a month. INSPECTION OF DAIRIES, &C. A letter was read from Mr Superintendent Matthews stating that thE inspection of dairies, cowsheds, &c., had now beei transferred from the police tothe Local Board authorities.—The matter was referred to the Public Works Committee. SURVEYOR'S BKPORT. The Suvreyor reported that daring the month he bad collected j612 14s lid, acd that the balance owing to the bank was JE784 6s 3d. He appeared at the pulice-court yesterday (Aug. 4tb) to prosecute Mr J. Bussell, for breach of bye-law No. 31. Mr Bussell was ordered to pay costs. On the parliamentary plans dpposited oy the Barry Railway Company, the width of the pro- posed division on Pwllgwaen Road was shown as 21 ft. Mr Mackay, the contractor, informed him that it was 18 from the width he wa- instructed to make by the engineer. He also begged to call their attention to the retaining wall of the new bridge which had been built on Llantwit Road it had actually been built at right angles to the road, thereby making the road very dangerous at that point. Duiing the past montn the Tramway Company had laid down the greatest part of their rails iu the district; the concrete under the rails had been done to bis satisfaction, but the mode in which the contractors were leaving the roads after them was not to his satisfaction In several plaoea they had raised the rails above the level of the road, and in some parts the road was filled up I wi h native stone to the level of the rails. In other places it was left undone, thereby making the road dangerous to vabicular traffic. He had served a notice, prepared by the clerk (Mr H. L. Grover), on Mr Phillips, but to no purpose. He bad prepared an estimate for bringing the water from the mill pond to the bottom of Mill-street, coming out through Mr Cule's passage. The foil from the pond to the watering cart would be 8 80 feet. The com- mittee bad recommended that he should be in. structed to prepare plans of private streets at Trehafod. He had called Dr Morgan's attention to the brook at Trehafod. The committee recom- mended that Dr Morgan be asked to cover over the open brook.—Mr Hopkins proposed that the clerk be instructed to write to the engineer of the Barry Dock Company, drawing their attention to the width cf the proposed diversion on Pwllgwaun-road, and state that unless they carried out the width of the road as shown on their plan, the Board would take steps to compel them to, and also that their attention be called to the bridge referred to by the surveyor as weU.—Mr Roberts seconded the motion, which was agreed to.—The Clerk was instructed to write to the Tramwaya Company informing them that section 26 of the Act (which provided that the Tramway Company should within four weeks after breaking up the road restore the same to as good condition as it was before it was broken up, under a penalty of t20 for each offence, and <65 for every day after notice had been given that the penalty had been incurred) would be rigidly enforced. Mr Hopkins having stated that the Tramways Com- pany had taken stone from the depots belonging to the Board, the clerk was instructed to write making a demand for the same. -The question of taking the water from the mill pond to the bottom of Mill-street was adjourned for a month. -The sa veyor was instructed to prepare plans of private streets at Trehafod.—The Purveyor pointed out that the Ystrad Board had compelled Dr Morgan to cover the drain higher up, which was in their dis- trict. Mr Roberts said that Dr Morgan had carried out in a neighbouring district what they wanted him to do in their district. Mr. Hopkins said that if he had done so in a neighbouring district, he ought to be cailed upon to do so here. He would propose that the clerk write to Dr Morgan calling upon him to cover the drain. This was agreed to. —An application was made by the Telephone Com- pany for the erect;on of poles in the Board's dis- trict. but on the suggestion of Mr Hopkins it was decided that before giving permission for their ereotion a sketch should be sent in showing where the poles were to bo plao.d.
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liord Chestertleld's Letters to his Son have bee« is-sued in a condensed form in Germany. A telegram from Berlin says that Professor Wil- aelin Sciicrer has expired there. á1ellll lIas expired tltere. The Ber.in Academy has elected as full members | of its b nly 61r John E. Millais and Sir Frederick Leighton. Air. Herbert has resigned his Acadeniicianship iiiid joined the ranks of the honorary retired Acade- micians. The carriages and hounds of the Comte de Paris ai I\n has been sold at Dieppe, the auction realising i ,iiOUf. rhe Speaker has been pleased to re-appoint the Hon. ami Kev. Francis Byng his clutplaill, a posi- tillil wltich Mr. 15yng has field since 1874. ii is understood that ihe new system of drainage now being introduced in the Houses of Parliament Will involve an expenditure of not less than A"2 >,n00. T he number of visitors to the Colonial and Indian rxhibition for the week was ^59,528, and the total is A destructive fire has occurred in the village of Rcbodosa, in liie province of Guadalajara, j K ghteen houses were burned, but no loss of life is reported. It is stated t':at the appointment of legal member of the Legislative Council of India, vacant by the retirement of Mr. Ilhcrt, has been offered to Mr. Andrew Scoble, Q,.C. At Cupar, ail immense shower of flies fell in the! 1 ad near the railway S'ation, covering the ground j J'. r a distance o about -500 to 400 yards. The flies Aerc dead when they fell. Joseph Gathercole has died in Bury St. Edmunds V' 01 ICIKJUSJ, where he has lived, ahnostwithout in- termission, since the IIOUSJ was built in lSlUi. His age is believed to have been about 104 years. In consequence of the slackness of work at Cliat- liani Dockyard, there has been another discharge: o! workmen, 'i'jiere is only one vessel under con- s-ti iicLion in the yard at: the present time. The a window in memory of l>ish,ip Fraser was unveiled by Arch- deacon Anson, w.io gave a suitable address on the oecasion, 111 the ciiu'cli of bt. Chrysostom, Manches- te: The committee of the Oldham Master Cotton Spinners' Association have decided to recommend their members to curtail the Itours of work in their 111 ills, as recommended by the conference at Man- chester. It is understood that Colonel Sir Frederick Stanley, on his elevation to the peerage, will adopt the family tit!e of Lord Stanley, and that Sir K.chard Cross will sit in the Upper House as Lord Wiirringtoii. A Cotiserrative working men's club has just been cstablisited at Sudbury, and suitable premises have been secured to serve as a club-house. Mr. W. H. Smith, M.P., has consented to become the president of the club. A fire broke out the other night on board the Cam- perdown ill Portsmouth Dockyard. After some dilficulty it was discovered that it bad originated in one of the bunkers, and the flames were soon extin- guished. The Queen has been pleased to accept a copy of the memoir of twenty-one years' work recently issued by the committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, and has sent to Mr. Glaisher, the chairman, a cheque for £ 25. In consequence of the severe indisposition of Mr. David James, who was cast for an important part in "David Garrick," Mr. Charles Wyndhani has been compelled to postpone the reopening of the Criterion for the present. At the South Wales Calvinistic Methodist Asso- ciation meetings, held at Trecastle, attention was directed to the profligacy arising from the Sunday drinking clubs in Wales, and it was agreed to peti- tion Parliament on the subject. The Empire was the most recent theatre to yiell | to the hot weather. There are now six of the lead- ing London theatres closed, the others being l)rury Lane, Lyceum, Princess's, Criterion, and St. James's. It is again rumoured that Mr. W. G. Willis is dramatising the legend of "King Arthur" for Mr. Irving and Miss Ellen Terry, but the success of "Faust" renders it very doubtful whether the public will see the piece for a long period. Tho 7tli Hussars, now stationed at Hou-nslow, have been ordered to be in readiness to leave for India in the ensuing trooping season, and have orders to hand over about loOof their horses to the luth Hussars at Norwich and the 21st at Ballin- collig. ■ A gunner named James Roach, of No. 2 Battery, Northumberland Militia, was found "the other morn- ing lying at the foot of the gun battery 011 the ram- parts at Berwick, with his neck broken, having evidently fallen asleep on the mount. A largely-attended meeting of Nationalists have been held at Carrick-on-Suir for the purpose of rais- ing a fund for the erection of a monument over the grave of the Fenian poet and novelist, Charles J. Kirshaw. It is proposed to raise a sum of £ 3,000. The Honourable James Service, late Prime Minis- ter of Victoria, has arrived in England, and is stay- ing at the Midland Hotel, St. Pancras. He is gradually recovering from acute lumbago, which attacked him in America on his way home from the Colony. According to the Athenmun, for some time back Mr. Harnett Smith has been engaged preparing a Life of Her Majesty the Queen." The work is being compiled from all available sources, and will be issued next month in one volume of about 4ùC pages. The School for Scandal" having proved success- ful at the Haymarket, the Vaughan-Conway Comedy Company have postponed the intended production of The Busybody." Mr. William Farren now plays Sir Peter 1'eazle, a part in which he long ago uiadc a distinct success. Advices from Madrid state that the centenary 01 the Spanish painter Ribera (Spagnoletto) is to be celebrated at Valencia with great solemnity. It is proposed to raise a monument to the great painter, and to organise a great historical cavalcade, repre- senting Valenciau art from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century and the apotheosis of Ribera. James Gunner, late chief clerk at the Wands worth and Hammersmith Police Courts, has been tried at the Old Bailey, on the charge of embezzling XII;3 of the public money. He was found not guilty — "on technical grounds," as the foreman explained -but it was stated that other indictments againsi him would be proceeded with at the next sessions. The works at the Armstrong Foundry, near Poz zuoli, are advancing, and the great mole for disem- barkation is nearly finished. A railroad is being constructed for transporting material from onE point of the place to the other. Three steameri are expected shortly from England laden with thE material for the central works, which will be thE largest in Italy. The visit of Madame Marie Roze to Stockholm and Copenhagen has been postponed in consequence of the illness of her husband, Colonel Henry Maple- 8 >n, whom Madame Roze is now nursing at Vichy, The doctors there state it will be at least two 01 three weeks before the colonel will be able to returu to England. Meanwhile Madame Roze will not ap- pear anywhere in public. A young man named Kennedy, who was em- ployed by the contractor engaged in erecting the new municipal buildings at Burnley, became alarmed for his safety in consequence of the totter. ing condition of a "derrick," and sought to place himself in security by jumping across the unfinished ficor. Missing his footing, lie fell into a deep cellar, and received injuries which caused his death in a few hours. A sad drowning accident has occurred in the canal at Stenson Lock, near Derby. Harry Fergu- son, a son of Mr. Ferguson, of the Midland Rail- way Company, was out on a fishing expedition when, his liue becoming entangled, he in endeavour- ing to extricate it lost his balance and fell into the water. Before assistance could be rendered he was drowned, and it was some time before his body could be recovered. A child aged four years, the son of a labourer named Charlesworfh, of Homefirth, the other day went out to play with some other children in a field near home, and picked up, it is supposed, some fun- gus, commonly called" toadstools," which it ate. Illness manifesto ) itself when the child got home, and Dr. Trotter was sent for,, who gave an emetic, which produced no result, and the child expired from poisoning. William Waugh has been committed for trial at Cardiff, charged with the murder of James Barry, on the high seas, on June 1st. The men were fire- men on the steamship Beresford, of Hartlepool. On the voyage from Port Said to Civita Vecchia they quarrelled. In the course oj the scuffle Waijgh is allegeil to have drawn fyjcnife aijd stabbed Barry ia the heart. When the crew rushed in Waugli with- drew the knife and threw it overboard.
tfACTS AND FANCIES. Light afflictions-Gas bills. "Thieving in the outskirts" is the latest design nation for picking ladies' pockets. Why is a hen immortal ?—Because her son never sets. The home circuit -Walking about with a baby at night. What is the difference between a hill and a pill ? -One is hard to get up, and the other is hard to get down. What word is always pronounced wrong ?-Wrong. And yet it must be pronounced wrong, or it wouldn't be right. Why do women talk less in February than in any other month ?—Because it is the shortest month in the year. The scientific men have settled beyond all question. that it is a mistake to suppose that the sun is sup- ported by its beams. Theodore Hook once said to a man at whose table a publisher got tipsy, "You appear to have empted your wine cellar into your bookseller." What is the difference between an old suit of clothes on a stick and an old man's hair ? One- scares crows, and the other grows scarce. Simpkins has found that the pleasantest way to take cod liver oil is to fatten pigeons with it, and then eat the pigeons. Wife," said a henpecked husband, "go to bed." I won't." "Sit up, then. I will be obeyed some- how." A bore has been defined to be a man who persists in talking about himself when you wish to talk about yourself. Sidney Smith once described a man as so dry that if you were to bore holes in him with a gimlet saw- dust would come out. "Japhcth," said a Quaker to his neighbour, "I do not wish to call thee or anybody names but, Japheth, if the President should come to me and say, Simon, I want thee to find me the biggest liar in the state of Pennsylvania,' I should come to thee and say, 'Japheth, the President wants to see thee par- ticularly.' A country schoolmaster asked by the rector to dine with some university men, resolved to shine. So when he was asked if he would take any more toast beef lie modestly replied, "No, I thank you; gas- tronomical satiety admonishes me that I have arrived at the ultimate stage of deglutition consis- tent with dietic integrity." Scene—Doctor's house. Little boy, at the front door "Is the doctor in? 'Cause, if he is, I want to see him at once." Servant: He's not in." Little boy: Well, just as soon as he gets home, you tell him to come over to our house and take that baby away he left last week. It's in the way." Scotchman What'U y* hae ? Frenchman: "1 will take a drop of contradiction." Scotchman: What's that? Frenchman Veil, you put in de whisky to make it strong, de water to make it weak, de lemon to make it sour, and the sugar to make it sweet. Den you say 'Here's to you!' and you take it yourself." A lady visiting a fashionable church at the West- Tttd was shown into an empty pew. Very soon a ismily came in, led by a very pompous-looking old gentleman, who stared angrily at the offending stranger in his pew. The lady, greatly embarrassed, arose, and after some little hesitation, said, I—I— Nig your pardon, sir do you oceupew this pie ? PATIENCE. Patiently climb up the hillside of life: Patiently meet with its turmoil and strife Carry its burdens and cares as they're due, Patiently, hopefully, all the way through. e Patiently strive when the hopes are delayed, And they aims for the right are by evil betrayed, Let thy heart not grow weary and faint not nor fail: Strive patiently, earnestly, truth must prevail Patiently wait, when the cold breath of blame Unkindly, unjustly would tarnish thy name. Fear not but "thy light will break forth as the day." Faithfully, steadily, keep the right way. Patiently bear with the proud glance of scorn, And the harsh word which enters the soul like ft thorn Oh! let not their poiaon envenom thy heart Th« arm of the Migliiy's tliy shieta from their dart.- Patiently bow, when sorrow's dark cloud iVIay break on thy sky and its brightness enshroud; When thy hopes are all faded, thy joys are all crushed, And thy soul in its anguish is bowed to the dust. Yet fret not, nor murmur, though deep is thy gloom, And the light of their eyes hath been quenched in the Tomb, For the calm voice of Patience will soothe thee tG rest, As it whispers Thy will must be done it is best. Then patiently, humbly and hopefully go Up the highway of life through its turmoil and woe., Till the voice of the Master shall sound the well- done, Through faith and through patience thou hast over- come. A DESPERATE CASE. A melancholy man entered a Sixth Avenue toy store the other day, and wearily seated himself on a stool. "Anything I can do for you, sir," asked the clerk. Yes," sighed the man "I want to die. I am tired of life. I want to commit suicide." "I don't think I can do anything for you," re- sponded the clerk we don't keep poisons or fire* arms here." I don't want either. I have tried them. I have tried everything. This despondency-came on me a month or so ago, and since then I have done no- thing but search for death. I went to a skating- rink, got overheated and then went out-doors with- out my overcoat. Instead of killing me, this cured a chronic case of bronchitis I have had for ten years. Next I called the biggest man I knew a liar: He admitted the fact without a struggle. Then I re- fused to buy my wife a seal-skin sacque, and she didn't whimper. A few days later, maddened by repeated failures, I drank a quart of whisky at one pull, on a°* one hundred dollars. I won the money without turning a hair. You see how I have suffered ? "You have had a hard time, it is true," sympa.' thised the clerk. f • i'? 'Sn t all>" continued the sufferer, with » l» ie °t'ier day I went hunting, and pulled after me over a rail-fence. It was no good. then I blew into the muzzle to see whether It was loaded. I didn't even snap a cap. I next tried heroic methods. I got a friend of mine tc Point a pistol at me that he thought wasn't loaded. The ball missed me by half-an-inch, and broke a seventy-five dollar pier-glass. Oh I'm wretched." "Well, what can I do for you?" asked the clerk. "I am tired of temporizing any longer," said the unhappy man I am going to make a sure job of it this time." How can I assist you? I want to buy a toy-pistol, and if that doesn't do the work, I shall swallow a pound of dynamite, and sit down on a banana-peel. If this fails me* I shall move into an absolutely fire-proof building, and light the kitchen fire with uon-explosivo kero. seue. Goodbye!" NO WONDER. Merryboy is a young gentleman who holds down a chair and draws a salary in one of the depart- ments. He is given to late hours and jovial times with the gang—the gang being a band of choice spirit8, with a weakness for the same. The other day Merryboy showed up with that indescribable look a fellow has when he's had a jolly time the night before. Settling down to work, he presently exclaimed: r By Jove, my leg's asleep." His fellow-clerk? looked up sympathisingly, when one of them remarked, dryly: No wonder your leg's asleep in the daytime— you keep it out so late at nights."
Dig a well before you are thirsty, c Peace with a cudgel in hand is war. £ He dances well to whom fortune pipes. A good swordsman is never quarrelsome. Spread the table and contention will cease. There is a. devil in every berry of the grape; We know what we have, but not what we shall get. When you are an anvil, bear: when you are Mmmer. strike.
LLAKTBI5AMT SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the Llantrisant School fioad was held on Friday, when there were pre- sent Messrs Jefiiah Lewis, Tyr.ynyniuier (in the chair), W. Stf wurt, D. Williams, and Ishmael Williltm8. R.M,'S I S¡'FCTOR'S REPORTS The repo ts of H.M 'a Inspector for the followirg Bobool wfie read, of which we append extracts: Beddau "Ttusia very got d schoul. Needle- wo»k is excellent; Ku^li.^h, gso^raphy, ana spelling Are well tant'ht »« a whole; hand-writing is de- ctdediyg.t.d; aritbllletic IS very successful in the three lower sfcHndaidr, and betrays weakness in the fifth standard 01,ly. The infants class is well taoght. With a Utile improvement in the expres- »nd the iutel igenoe of tne reading. in arithmetic, in composition, in oral grammar, and in some of the newer rt-q,jJ'I-U1PI,t" in Keotriapby, this rraal school would be still m< te satisfactory. i h^ xrant earned ■was £7;j ÐiI, as cornered with £ 7*4 4y 9d, the grant saiiied last y, ar. C^mrner— boys: "The complete breakdown in the arithmetic of tht. eecono, fourth, fifth and six'h stund1* ds, with other unsatisfactory fB*tores, disqualifies the school from receiving any merit prtAtit. 1 i»e ii'sc standard passed a very creditable examination in writing, spelling, arith. metic and reciia'ion, and the thiid standard did fairly in the elementary work. 1 he writing, although unequal was civditablr on the whole. The Keogmphy waa far tuo imperfect to b* marked as fair. The discipline also wis UDsai^sfactoiy. Girls: The hree clementiry sur<j-ctd were highly Mtiaf-ctorv, almost ftil the poiuis tnarr ed below good being the reiid'ug of the first and third Btaodarria, at.d the oje-tai .rithinetio of the third Standard. Toe extra subjects, ltioglish and i.eedie- work, were excellen~,as "'15 the sitmin^. The dis- cipline hnd gt-DEJféJllJt:h:,v;uu" of the scholars was all that could tie desired, mid the addition of tha library dminir the past year InrniHhta the school with yet another claim to be lfuaioed as a titst rate gizla' sch-iol. Infants: 1 he eie<ant.IV work WfU; «X.-ellent, having evidently te"'1 voiy tho.ongmy teoght. The object letaoiiu were creditable, but eome faults h-td to be point«.-o OUD ,n the, day of in- spection. 'I he occupations w -.re '• ot y v.-nied, aud, 00 the whole, conducted IU a ?ausf*ctury manner. The reoitari.-u of the tiiat oliss deserves special imenti, n.. yet effectively maintained." '1 he grant earned t'-iH vtar was i:340 Is 6d. as £ -t20 13< 11,.1 eirn d last year. I)inas-Itifant.s Ad tt e clas-ea me in a b*ckwaid condition, including the hist au-.ndard. The new mistress, who h<.g enly commenced duties here, will have some difficulty in making up for past neglect and inefficiency. An improvement is rsquiied in every hiaiiOf. Th- grunt earned this year by the infants departaieut was t62 2-i, (;8 ag .ir'st < £ 115 15s earned lasi year. Gi!fi1.Ch G'oc/i—><•••• School: The nnmistakrtbie rise ill gen<-ral e-Hicienoy justi- fies the recommendation of Lhe good merit prsnt on this occasiou, as wet. as thw higher rate for English, geography, with needlework and sirg'ng. The lower oivision of the school is the tI,OI e successful in spelling, written arithmetic, and needlewi ik. The baud-writing and yram i ar of the upper divi- sion are better than the correspcrdiug woik in the first, second, and third standards. Infants: The prolonged llluwess of tt e pupil tescner leading to the transfer of the candid-te whose plac9 has bet n taken by a rnonitreef, aiid the pievaience of measles, explain ic 8»>me exteut the difference be. tween the high results in the tnst clas4, taugt-t by the mistress herteif, bno the lower quality of the work in the other classes. If the exceedingly effi- cient t acher in charge of the irifaute cauid be re- lieved from responsibility for the needlework of bbe mixed department, the present .vant of the even- isess in the attttinmeuts would poon disappear in all prnbabi ity." The grant earned this year was j £ 161 16s 7 •, as against JEt59 133 9d last year. AJiskin— Mixed School: "The population of the district continues 10 decrease, as there appears to be no prospect of the re-opening of the Mwyndy iron ore oiiutB The falling off in the average attendance loaM been accompai ied by a rise in the general qua ity of the work, although the piopoi- tion of the chi dten In the urper standards is Hn- osoally high, wtjd the disturbing inHueuce of the mastei'H aeiious i'lftss must have been consideia- "ble. 'I he very efficient condition ot the school at present is. therefore, decidedly creditaole and pro- mising. With 'he except 00 of tbe cuLt.nn OQS. and bottoB-h-ling of -he fifth standard, needlework is euccadful y 'aag' t. The arithmetiu of the seveath Btandird, and the histoiy of the upper boys deserve honout ftb e mention, but the sutcial distinction of the school is the singing by not,. The good merit gra> T, is amply deserved. Infants: Although the atrainrnt-nts of tbe third clasd have sutfe ed a little from tt,e eufcrced absenco enttvind oy the lint winter and prevailing illnes, yet the general quuiitv of toe work is th ruughty good in all branches. Tbe eiant earned this year was £119 63 9d, as against J £ 132 tis 2cl earned last year. Wiuiams- toven—oys' school The general efficiency of this achi^d is increasing. the mark 'good' occurs more frequently in the coinings in which the results of ttie examinmion are registered. HaDd-writtnt; obtaii 9 the highest average. Composition was fair only. T» 11 oilier eleuientary Fuhjects are very fairly soccesfeful. 'iTI,>, :chool: his school is in better tnder. ) be general quality of the work has slightly improved. 1 he best taught subjects are reading and recitation. The vi iy backwaid ones are hand- "writiutf, arithmetic, comp'Sition, and grammar. N-edlewoik in more successful, but requires more sfenuvn in soine of the standards. infount, School Th« level of the attainments would pro- ■b»b!y hive been tiigncv but for the long wiutt-r and the recent prolonged epidrmio of meaalvs. All brl,ncbes of I he wtirk continue to be caret ally at- tendt d to. Oojpct lessons are now itiu-t.atfd in a nMHf) varied mauner. -lewir! Mid knitting are thoroughly well taught This department cont nues to be worthy uf a plafe in the g"ooo of good wjhfxjls." The grant earned tins year was 92k6 2<1 7d, a" X195 Is earned last year. MK. SPICKICIT'S BILL. A letter wag read from the Education Pepait- roent declining to allow the deductions made by the Board in Mr bpckett'a bill for his services as temrnicg < nicer.
PT5A31S' COAP FURE! FRAGRANT » REFRESHING! .W r^AT. For TOILE1 & 2TUB3EEY. QOAP exmiutiox iioxouns, JPiftetn International A •cor^s for PEAKS* QOAP absolute Pvr>tj and absence of Artificial Colounntj. f >IvVKS' C! OAP Fair white hands Bright clear complexion PEARS' gOAP Soft healthful skin. TU&AIiS' QOAP PEARS' SOAP s" O is specially Vr-parcc. for rho -.leli- cate skin-of In dies arnl o'iilrh-en IjEAiwO WUAJr ami others sensit.vr «<j the wea- 1 ther, w'nter ail 1 aaier. Pre- /-v A -r-» vents Redness. Konghness, und J)EARS' gOAP Chapping. -i>0, p-rt. n ADELINE PATTt wites:- i >EABS OAx..«j found l'KAJl-S' SOAP 1 matchless for tin; Hands and J)EARS' gOAP P-.TTI. P-r^r^m HB8. LANit'IHY writes: — EARS COAP "I have much pleasure in .statm? I have tr-ed PRATIS' SCAT for some time, aud prefer it tc EAUS' COAP any other." (Signed) LILLTE L-VXGTRY PEARS' COAP PEARS' 30AP-Tablet« 1/ 1/6, and 2/6. The 2 6 Tablet is perfumed with Otto of Ptoses. A PEARS' QOAP "mailerTablet. imspented) is sob'. at 6d., hut insist on havens' P^.its' as vilely-injurious inrtatious are T)EARS' COAP substituted for extra ga ji. Makers by$psr-i< £ Royal T>EARS' COAP Appointment 'o A H.R.H. The Prince of Wab8 T'mu'TS FE^STKOTAL AND STML PILLS J'OB f cillickly ooriect irregularities and relieve tk" Ji8tre»bimr symptoms so present with the Box. J5oses Is. lid. < il 2a M.,ofaM Chemists. Send aay where for i5 or 34 Stamps, by the Maker, T. E. S'ewu. Cheviot, NoUingham. STEALING MONEY AT BLAENRHONDDA. At the Ystrad police-conrt on Monday, before the Stipendiary, William Wall was oarged with steal. ing a purse and t2 la lOd.—George Dobbs, collier, said he was lodging with his brother. Prisoner also lodged there. On Saturday night, July 31st, he had a purse which contained £3 2s. 4|d. The 'p money waa in gold, silver, and coppers. The leather purse produced was the one. He sent £ 1 to his father. The purse with the remaiude" was in his trousers pocket. He spent sixpence. It was safe in his pocket at quarter-past eleven. He took it out and looked at it outside the door. He went to bed at twelve o'clock end put his trousers on the bed. He dial not hear prisoner come to bed, but found him in bed at half-past five next morning. He himself rose at ha'f-past eight. Prisoner was then gone to work. He looked for his money but could not find it. The purse and money were gone. That evening towards live o'clock he saw prisoner again. Prisoner said, 4i George, you met with bad luck last night." Witness replied, "Yes, I did." Prisoner said, I am very sorry for you. I'd give all the money I have to anyone who would bring it back.By the Bench No one else was in the bedroom but himself and prisoner. There were two receipts of registered letters in bis purse with the money. Those now produced weie the same. On Friday, August 6th, saw priaaner go to the closet and remain there twenty minutes. After he came out witness went into the closet and searched and there found his purse and mon y, all but Is 6d. It was hidden away in the wall against the tiles. On returning to the house he told his sister-in-law aomething. Prisoner could not hear. Lsi'erinthe evening he said to prisoner, Bill I thought it was you that had my money." He replied, Yes, but I did not steal it. I picked it up from the floor, by the chair where you were sitting down on Saturday night." Witness then sent for a police- man, and gave prisoner in charge. He felt the money in his pocket as be went to bdd,-Prisoner said, I found the purse on Sunday morning, and took it for a lark to 'be pit as complainant was go n' to take a girl out On Monday he was gone. By Tuesday I had spent Is. 6d. cf it, and so did not return it as I wanted to make up the amount before leturning it.P.C. Llewellyu said at half- past tea on Friday night, the 6th inst., he went to No. 4, Caroline-street, Blaenrhendda, and there found the prisener ond others. Prosecutor gave prisoner in chaige fur stealing from his pocket a purse containing £2 in gold and Is. 6 £ d., and two register receipts. Prisoner said, "it is quite true. 1 had your purse. I picked it up on the floor near the chair where you were sitting 011 Saturday night, but I did not steal it." Witness arrested prisoner, and on the way to Treherberr, prisoner said, Aye, aye, 1 knew it was George's purse very well. He showed it to me when he bought ir. I picked it np off the floor, opened it and was surprised tu see so much money. I took it to the pit on Sunday. Oa MOLday he b'ought it out and went to the public and spent la. 6d. with some of George's butties." -Plisoner was committed for trial, his worship remarking that if he had pleaded guilty he should only have sent him to prison for 14 daye, but now he would have to be in prison six wedks awaiting his trial.
MONDAY—Before Mr. Ignatius Williams (Stipendiary Magistrate). ASSAULT AT P^NTHE.—Ellis George was charged with assault.—William Anthony, of Pentre, collier, said he went from the club room, at the Pencelli Hotel at about ten minutes past ten, into the back yard. There were three men there. Defendant was one of them, and he was kicking a box which con- tained gingerbeer bottles. On returning to the house a bottle was thrown at him, which struck him on his arm. The bottle was thrown by George. Asked him what he did it for. He then came round and said, '• D your soul, don't say I did it," and gave him a blow in the jaw knocking him down. On getting up he saw the policeman.—P.C. Probert said he saw defendant strike complainant and try to strike him again, but he prevented the second blow.—Defendant he saw the policeman.—P.C. Probert said he saw defendant strike complainaut and try to strike him again, but he prevented the second blow.—Defendant called Evan Phillips, who said he was in the yard and heard the bottle broken. Could not say "who and heard the bottle broken. Could not say who threw it. Defendant was them at the time. He saw defendant strike Anthony with his fist.-Fined 20s. NUISANCE AT FFiiNDALE. Thomas Evans was charged with non-abatement of a nuisance.—Mr Morgan, who appeared for the Ystrad Local Board, said he thought it was the worse case of the kind he had ever had to bring before the court. Defendant had no syphons or pans to his closets. The drains were blocked up. It was a great nuisance and was very dangerous to health. The Board made a main drain, and defendant connected his cesspools with it. His plea was that it was the duty of the occapier to clean out the cesspools, but they contended that being connected with the main drain they were not cess- pools. Besides it was not the duty of the occupier to clean out drains and provide pans and syphcns. Those were structural works which the owner was bound to do.—Inspector Davies said the closets overflowed into the lane. The houses were in a very dilapidated state.—The nuisance was ordered to be remedied in a fortnight, or defendant was to pay a fine of t5 and I costs. CKUKLTY TO A HORSE AT CWMPARK.—Danl. Cerwin was charged with cruelty to a horse.-Daniel Einon, manager of Park Colliery, said on the 22nd July defendant, who is a. haulier, illused a horse by beating it with a piece of board, produced. He heard at least twenty blows. Asked defendant what he meant by it and he replied that the mare would not back the tram. Probably the harness protected the mare to some extent. He discharged him at once, but as he refused to go without a month's notice he brought the case before the court.-Fined 20s., or fourteen days' imprisonment. THE CHARGE OF RAPE AT TREORKY —Abraham Williams was charged with this offence. The case was partly heard last Wednesday week at Pontypridd. —Mr Rosser now appeared to prosecute, and Mr W. Morgan defended.—The Bench, after hearing the evidence, dismissed the case. BREACH OF THE PEACE.—Wm. Davies and Thomas Atkins were charged with fighting, and Richard Ilosser and Thomas Beynon were charged with being their seconds.—P.C. Smith said he saw defendants on the street at Penygraig on the 2nd inst., and after- wards in a field, Atkins and Davies being stripped, fighting. He heard someone call out time." They went at one another, and one was knocked down. When he got there Atkins was on Rosser's knee. The other two ran away, but he caught Atkins and Rosser. It was at half-past eleven at night, but there was a moon.-His worship said that as a man was killed the day before, through fighting, he thought it would have been a warning and would have stopped fighting for a while at any rate. Davies and Atkins were to enter into their own recognisances, at £ 10 each, and one surety each at £ 10 to keep the peace for six months, or 14 days' imprisonment. Rosser and Thomas were also bound over in A'10 each to keep the peace for six months, and each one was ordered to pay costs. ALLEGED THEFT OF A POCKET HANDKERCHIEF.— Thomas Nellams was charged with stealing.-Moses Friedman said on the 31st July prisoner came to his shop. It was in the evening. He bad pledged a handkerchief, and he came to redeem it. Witness produced it and said there was Is. lild. to pay. He put the handkerchief on the counter. Prisoner took it and left the shop without paying. He followed him and asked for the money. He said I am not going to pay." He went off in the direction of his home. Prosecutor then gave information to the police. P.C. Smith brought him to the shop, and then prisoner said he had paid prosecutor, and threw the. article on the counter.—The defence was that defendant gave a shilling to a boy to fetch a waistcoat out of pawn, but Mr Freedman kept the la. and refused to give up the waistcoat.-Discharged. CHARGE OF STEALING A DOG AT LLWYNPIA.—Heury Ralph and Alfred Perry were charged with stealing a dog three months ago. Thomas Rosser, greengrocer and collier, Ynyshir, said he had a fox terrier which he had lost about three months ago on a Sunday morning. The dog was safe the night before he mist-ed it. Last Sunday he saw the dog at No. 9, Glamorgan Terrace, Llwynpia. Ralph said he found the dog on the TO Vale Railway between Penygraig and Llwynpia. He said he had taken care of it and had advertised it. Perry told him he found the dog half-starved on the Taff Vale Railway, and that he gave it to Ralph. Ralph said he had taken out a licence for the dog, and he told complainant he could have the dog for 10s.—Discharged, the complainant to have the dog. BASTARDY CASK AT TREHEEEER .—David Evans, ag-ed 71, a farrier, was summoned to show cause, &c. I —Mr. Morgan appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Rosser defended.—Rose Fry, the complainant, said that on the 1st September last she went to defen- dant's house for some powders for her ponv. She weat in and defendant threw her down in the kitchen and put his hand on her month. He had previously locked the door. She screamed. She heard someone knocking at the door and afterwards kicking. At last the defendant opened the door to let her out. She had been in the house for half an hour. She was crying when sha came out, and told Mrs Simons, who had accompanied her and who was waiting outside, all about it there and then. The baby (a girl) was born on the 29th of May and died half an hour after- wards. Defendant was the father.—Adjourned for a week.
PONTYPRIDD LOCAL BOARD. THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE TOWN THE COEDPENMAEN RECREATION GROUND The monthly meeting of the Pontypridd Local Board was held on Thursday, wben there were present Mr D. Leyshon, in the chair, Messrs Jas. Roberts, D. Rowlands, H. Hopkins, W. V. Rees, and lno. James.
MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of the Mountain Ash Local Board wan held on Monday, whan there wore present —Mr T. Edwards in the chair, Messrs J. Griffiths, c Robert Evans, C. J. N. Gray, M. Morgan, G. Jones, W. L. Herbert, W. Little, and T. Yeo. CONTAGIOUS DISEASES (ANIMALS) ACT. A circular letter was read from the Local Govern- ment board stating that the inspection of dairies, cwpheds, &c bal baen transferred from the police to the sauitary authorities.—The Chairman proposed, and Mr Yeo seconded. that Mr Robert John, the in- spector of nuisances, be asked to undertake the work, the amount of remuneration to be left to a. future meeting. Agreed to. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor's Report was thus :-Gentlemcn-I- I beg to report that I have examined the district of Blackrock and Ynysybwl with regari to the selection of a site for a public slaughter-house. I beg to lay before you plans showing three sites. No. 1 or No 0 would, in my opinion, be the most suitable on account of their isolated position, I beg to submit the same for your consideration. II-I beg to report that on Mon- day last, the 2nd instant, I examined the several wards of the district, with respect to the condition of the same upon the termination of the contracts for scavenging during the past year, and found the district in a clean condition. I beg to lay before you a copy of a letter I have sent to your scavenger for the east ward and the southern division of the west ward, calling his attention to clause 5 of the specifica- tion, which clause he has not complied with, inasmuch as he has only been employing one horse and cart in- stead of two horses and oarts as required. III-I beg to report that the term for lighting the public lamps commenced on the 1st instant. The quantity of gas supplied to the lamps is insufficient to meet the speci- fied consumption, namely five cubic feet per hour. IV —TJ ^ePor'* that the post and wire fencing of the old Llanwonno Road, between the top of Glyngwyn- street and the Cross Road near the Mount Pleasant Inn, Miskin, for a distance of IiO lineal yards, is in a very dilapidated condition, and requires thorough re- pairing. I would recommend that the said fence be repaired. The cost of the same will be about £ 4 10s. V—I beg to report that the works for supplying the district of Blackrock and Ynysybwl temporarily with water will be completed on Wednesday next, the 11th instant. VI—I beg to lay before you plans, sections, and estimate of improvements proposed to be carried out in a street between Glanlay-street and Lower Church-street, Penrhiwceiber, in accordance with the 150th section of the Public Health Act, 1875. I would recommend that the several owners have notice to carry out the necessary work required of them. VII- I beg also to lay before you plan, sections, and esti- mate of improvements at Ynysmeyrick road, Naviga- tion, in accordance with the 150th section of the Pub- lic Health Act, 1875. I would recommend the several owners have notice to carry out the necessary work required of them. VIII—I beg to report that I have received the following building plans, to which I do not see any objection, viz.: From the Rev E. Roberts, Pontypridd, of a Baptist chapel, schoolroom, and fonr cottages in Thompson-street and High-street, Black- rock, Ynysybwl. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, S. Harpur, surveyor.-With regard to the sites for a slaughter-house at Ynveybwl, suggested by the surveyor, the chairman and clerk were selected to ascertain from the owners the price of the land —in reference to the insufficient supply of gas referred to by the Surveyor, Mr Gray suggested that they should write to the company. It could do no harm, the company had only a portion of the pipes under tueir management.—The Chairman: Where do they divide the responsibility ?—Mr Gray: Between the mains and the service pipes.—Mr Little anggeated that it would pay the Board to take up the service pipes aD-j Ste what con<Jiti°n they are in.—The Surveyor said that they were periodically taken up and exa- roined.—Mr Little: What condition were they in "— The Surveyor: Pretty fair.—Mr Morgan: It seems that the main is choked up.—Mr Gray: You have been a long time getting at it.—Mr Morgan suggested that inasmuch as the mains were choked, and they were unable to get the gas, that they were obliged to pay for, that they should put it the company as a reasonable request that they would allow them to deduct for the pas they had not consumed.—Mr Gray I think you bad better leave that out.—Mr Morgan: i- aPp,ears ln. the Sttrveyor's report.—Mr Grey re- phed that it did not appear in the report.—Chairman: Col. Gray does n»t object to the amount being deduc- ted.-Mr Gray: Yes, I do; I don't object to the company's attention being called to it.—The Surveyor said that he had been to the manager, who had told him that he could not get sufficient gas there.-Mr Gray :—I don't believe it.—The Clerk (Mr H. P. Lin- ton) suggested that an extract of the surveyor's report referring to the insufficient supply of gas should be sent to the company.—The Chairman proposed, and Mr Little seconded, that the suggestion thrown out by the clerk be adopted.-Agreed to. TENDERS. Three tenders were received for erecting flushing chambers, and that of Mr Miles Edmunds Mountain Ash, of tl72 10s being the lowest, was accepted. MISCELLANEOUS. The Medical Officer reported that two cases of typhoid fever had taken place in the district since the last meeting. A circular was received from the Local Government Board stating that, as cholera was expected to visit this country during the summer, the Local Board should see that the sanitary condition of the distrtct satisfaciory. A letter was also read from the Local Government Board, suggesting slight modi- ficaticns'in the plan of the Fever Hospital. It trans- pired that the plan had, in the first instance, been drafted in accordance with the instructions of an inspector of the Local Government Board, and that it now lay in the office the Local Government Board, who were also responsible for the delay that had oc- curred in proceeding with the building.