PUBLIC NOTICE. JOHN DiYIES'S PRIZE DWWMG, POHTYPRIDD. WE, the undersigned, do hereby certify to having seen this Drawing take place, and it was done in a straightforward manner and strictly honest. The prizes unclaimed are: the first, a watch, 1738; and the fourth, 1611. GEORGE F. THOMAS, CHARLES LEWIS, JOHN JONfcS. October 8th, 1866.
NOTICE. Several communications are uziavoid ;-ably held over owing to pressure upon our space.
NOTES ON PASSING EVENTS. TBI POHTYPRIDD LOCAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING. THE special meeting of the Pontypridd Local Board, held on Tuesday to consider the advisability of re-arranging the duties of the Surveyor—Inspector of Nuisances and Col. lector—a combination of three offices held by the same person was a long and a decidedly stormy one. The members were not unanimous upon anything, and the consequence was, .motions and withdrawals were plentiful. Some appear to have gone to the meeting with the intention of reducing salaries; others with the idea that this could not be done but that an increase was desirable; some attended to tee duce the Surveyor's work, others to increase Vit; some to get, or try to get, a new collector appointed, others an inspector. But we will not anticipate any further the detailed report ..hicR will be given in our next issue. Suffice it to say that the resolution which was carried "by eight against four, was one giving the Sur- veyor an increased salary and making the Collectorship a separate post at .£50 a year. 4 '-FORTHCOMING VISIT OF MR H. M. STANLEY TO PONTYPRIDD. GREAT interest is naturally felt amongst all newspaper readers throughout this district in the forthcoming visit of the great African explorer, H. M. Stanley, to this town, and the lecture he is announced to deliver at the Mar- (ket Hall on Tuesday evening next will doubt- less be listened to by a large and influential as -well as appreciative audience. Tickets are r heing sold in all the numerous towns of which Pontypridd is the centre, as it is anticipated people from a distance will be able to leave by the 9.16 p.m. train. Lord, Aberdare, the president of the Royal Geographical Society, is to preside on the occasion, and he may be ^expected to speak on the Congo Free State of which the lecturer is Governor. We lote that Mr Stanley is about to be presented with 7the freedom of the City of London. He, herefore, comes to Pontypridd at a very in. teresting period in his brilliant career. "NEGLECTED WALES." Tnis is a topic upon which the London SDaily News on Wednesday descanted with clearness and force worthy of the leading Liberal journal of this country. Cambrians 'may well rejoice at having their cause championed in so influential a quarter, for it ,A "is a distinct step towards gaining the legis- lation which is so necessary for our welfare .as a nation. Our grievances are numerous, and once the editor of the Daily News has set before him a trenchant and comprehen- sive letter on the Land Question, he sees the position of affairs, and starts what may ■effectively" be taken up as a cry in future political battles—"Neglected Wales." The letter we allude to is from the pen of our townsman, "Adfyfyr." After dealing with the land question, and making a passing reference to Home Rule, he says "The bread • cast upon the political waters by Dr William Rees, and Gohebydd,' and Roberts, Llan- brynmair, and the rest of those patriotic men whose dust even is sacred in the sight • of every Welshman, is being found 'after many days.' England will probably have "Sorne indications of this in the next and -succeeding Parliaments, when many of the men who now misrepresent, by their incapa- city, the genius of political Wales will be .-superseded by members whose speech and spirit and sympathies will be a reflex of those of the people of Wales upon whom many of qis believe the rich dawn of an ample day has at last appeared."
REARS' QOAP jpEARS' gOAP pEAKS' gOAP pEARS' gOAP p EARS'SOAP p EARS'SOAP PEARS7 SOAP pEARS' gOAP REARS' QOAP REARS' QOAP pEABS' g°AP pEARS' g0AP pEARS' gOAP REARS' COAP ]PF ",SOAP ¡pEARS'S OAP PUREI FRAGRANT* REFRESHING I For TOILET & NURSERY. EXHIBITION HONO CBS, Fifteen International Aumrds fot absolute Purity and absence of Artificial Fair white hands Bright clear complexion Soft healthful skin. I PEARS' SOAP Is specially preparec for the deli- cate skin,of ladies and children and others sensitive to the wea- ther, water and summer. Jrre- vents Redness, Koughness, and 'Chapping. t ADELINA PATTI writes:- "I have found PEARS' SOAP matchless for the Hands and Complexion." (Signed) ADELIXA PATTI. MRS. LANGTRY writes "I have much pleasure in stAttng I have used PEARS' BOAl for some time, and prefer it ft any. other." (Signed) Liixre LANGTRT PEARS' SOAP-Tablets 1-, 1/6, and 2/6. The 2/6 Tablet is Perfumed with Otto of Roses. A smaller Tablet (unscented) is sold at.. but insist on having- Poaws' ^'ilely-inim'ious imitations m e often substituted for extra gain. Sir- Makers by Special J/oyal Appointment 10 H.R.H. Th Prince of Wales
A CARD.-To all who are coffering from the errors and indiscretions of youth, nervous weak- ness, early decay, exhausted vitality, low of vigour, "xmrvous debility. &0., I will send a prescription ■ "that will cure you free of charge. This great remedy was discovered by a missionary in Old Mexico. Bend an addresses stainped envelope to the Rev. JOSEPH T. Hounts, Bloomsbury Mansion, Blooms bury Square, London, W.C.
LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. PONTYPRIDD. THE REV. DR. ILOBBIalS.-WO are glad to say that the Rev. Dr. Roberts bas so far recovered from his illness as to be able to leave his bed, and sit up for a few hoars daily. BHONDDA VOCALISTS AND THE LONDON EISTEDDFOD. !The Rhondda Gife Society are preparing to com- pete for the prize of 250 offered to male voices at next year's National Eisteddfod in London. A TALE OF MYSTEity.-Arrangements have been made for publishing in the Chronicle a thrilling tale entitled The Mystery," by the talented author of The Woman in Black," Oar Mary," Mother- less Cousin Geoffrey," The Jilt," Ac. CALv-Y.-The anniversary services of Calvary Charch were held on Sunday last, when sermons were delivered by the Revs E. Aubrey, Pentre, and D. S. Jones, Rhondda. There were large songregations. On Thursday evening the annual tea meeting and entertainment of the Sunday school took place, and passed off admirably. A FATAL AKBANGEKEHT.—MANY LIvK8 LOST.— Late on Thursday night a somewhat alarming affray took place in one of the houses in the main Btreet of this town. It seems that the members of the household, twelve in number, retired to rest at the usual time, everything apparently alright, but in the course of one short hour a terrible affray took place, in which many lives were lost. On exami. nation it was found that the eldest Bun had per- chased a 6d. tin of Hagon's Powder, and this he sprinkled on the sheets and blankets cf his bed, with the result that all the fleas, bugs, &o-, were cruelly slaughtered. The powder killed them right and left to the joy and satisfaction of the pui chaser, who had suffered tor many weary sights from the attentions of these minute but very persistent insects. See advertising columns for list of agents. TREFOREBT. MYSTERIOUS ACCMZNT.-ON Wednesday Be'nnight Fred Griffiths, aged 14, grandson of Mrs Griffiths, Machine House, Treforest, was found insensible on the mineral line at Treforest station. He had sus- tained two gashes in the head, and it is believed he had been knocked down by a mineral train. He still lies in a precarious condition. THE FORTHCOMING BENEFIT CONCERT.—We have been desired to draw the attention of our numerous readers to the grand concert which is to be held at the Board Schools, Treforest, on Thursday evening next, the 21st instant, for the benefit of Mr Richard Mazey, of that place, who has been incapacitated, through illhealth, from following any employment for several years past, and whose 8epressed circum- stances are the more severely felt by the fact that be has a wife and a family of five young children entirely dependent upon him. Apart from the deserving nature of the object in view, the talented role of artistes whose names will appear on the programme ought in itself to bring together a "bumper house." The singers include the names of Madame Williams-Penn, R.A.M., the Treforeat Glee Party, together with some of the principal amateur vocalists of the district. The ohair will be taken at 8 o'clock by Mr J. Roberts, Taff Vale House. We trust the concert will be attended with well- merited success. Finest mild cured Breakfast Bacon, id per lb. Whole side, 4Jd, at Harris', 75, Taff-street, Ponty- pridd. YNYSYBWL. STARTING THE "LADY WINDSOR" ENGINE.—On Tuesday a large and influential company witnessed the starring of the new permanent engine at tho Lady Windsor Colliery, Ynysybwl. A luncheon was partaken of at the Windsor Hotel, Mr David Davies, Llandinam, presiding, when the usual toasts were proposed. A PHOMISED MYSTERY."—The author of "The Woman in Black is to contribute to our columns a new tale, entitled The Mystery." PENRHIWCEIBER. EISTEDDFOD.-A most successful eisteddfod was held at Carmel Welsh Independent Chapel, Pen- rhiweeiber, on Monday last, when prizes were given for musical, literary, and other competitions. The programme was gone through in an efficient manner, and the large audiences seemed to thoroughly appreciate the proceedings. We believe that this was the first essteddfod ever held at Penrhiwceiber. THE MYSTERY.-Our readers are informed that The Mystery," will be explained in future issues. FERNDALE. CHESS —A four a side chess tournament be. tween teams from Ystrad and Ferndale was played last Friday evening at Ferndale, when the home team won by eleven games to three. At the close it was determined to form a chess club for the two Rhonddas, Dr. Parry, Ferndale, being appointed president, and Mr W. Parfit, Mardy, hon. sec. THROUGH Hail, Snow, Rain, or Sunshine, Firat Class Portraits can always be had from THOS. FORREST Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd. TREHARRIS. MINISTERIAL CALL.—The Rev. G. B. Williams' pastoi of the Tabernacle, Trehai ris, has accepted a unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the Independent Church, at Ynyshir, and will probably commence his new duties early in December. He has been very successful at Treharris. Small Hams, about lOlbs, of superior quality, war- ranted mild, 6d per lb.-Harris, 75, Taff-street, Pontypridd. TONYPANDY. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.-On Sunday the Rev. Paul Pickles, Pontypridd, and Superintendent of the Circuit, delivered three touohing sermons to large congregations at the Primitive Methodist Chapel of this place. On Monday a service of song was given, Mr J. Dallimore acting as con- ductor. The proceedings throughout were of an attractive nature. Mr George Hill, local preaoher presided on the occasion. GOAT.—Wanted, a Nanny Goat, in full milk. Send price, &c., to "M," Chronicle Office. TREALAW. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL.—The good people worshipping »t this sacred edifice held their anniversary services on Sunday. The Rev. J. Lock hart preached morDing and evening, and Mr Pickles, of Pontypridd, in the afternoon. The meetings were well attanded, and the sermons were effectively ddlivergd. Collections were made in aid of the chapel funds, and a liberal sum was realised.—On Monday the members and others held their annual tea party. About 160 partook of the delicacies prepared for the occasion. The following ladies had charge of the tea tables: Mrs William Powell, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Thomas, and Mrs Cook. WESLETAN CHAPEL.^—OQ Monjay the Sunday school scholars and others attending this place of of worship held their annual tea meeting. About 200 partook of the good things provided. The ladies who cheerfully presided at the tea tables were Mrs Vater, Mrs Sweet, Mrs William Tiffin, Mrs Harries, Mrs L&wrenee, Mrs Davies, and Miss Coleman. In the evening a programme of music, &c., was gone through before au attentive and respectable audience The chair was occupied by Mr Gray, Pandy, Mr George Loney aoted as an accompanist. Great praise is due to Mr William Tiffin, the superintendent of the Sunday school, for the interest taken by him and others in making the day an enjoyable one. A good assortment of Jams always in stock at Harris', 75, Taff-street, Pontypridd.
IMPORTANT TO LADIES.—MADAKK WORTH'S celebrated GUINEA COSSETS (Black 26s.) may be obtained from her Agents, JOlIN EVANS AND CO., POFTTTMDD. TREHERBERT. ANNIVBESART.—On Sunday last the anniversary services of Bethel English Baptist Church were held, when eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev B. D. Johns to crowded congregations. The collec- tions were good, and the Church seems to be in a flourishing condition ander the pastorate of the Rev H. Rosser. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On the evening of the 6th inst., as John Evans was at work turning a stall from the heading in Blapnrbcndda Colliery, a stone, weighing about five hundredweight, fell upon him, inflicting injuries which have resulted in death. Deceased, aged 26 years, who was in. sensible from the time of the accident until he es. pired, has left a widow and one child. A haulier, named John Williams, who had just brought a tram to the stall, was slightly injured by the stone. CREDITOR'S MEETING.—A first meeting of the creditors of David Lewis, tailor and draper, of 34, Wyndham Street, Tynewydd, Treherbert, was held on Tuesday befe re the Official Receiver, at his offices at Merthyr. The statement of affairs dis- closed a deficiency of 2220 148 9d, the total liabilities being f285 10s 8d.—The creditors of David Maxwell, draper, formerly of Charch Street, Treherb-rt, and now of King Street, Brynmawr, also met at the same pllloe, the gross liabilities in this case being set down at J6587 17a 3d, and the deficiency at £ 460 Os 2d. To Travellers, &c.—Dinners, Id., 9d., Is. THE Cheapest House in Cardiff for Good Dinners, Teas, &c., is No. 20, Caroline-street. Please observe large flag over the premises. TON YSTRAD. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the members attending Jerusalem Methodist Chapel held their anniversary services, when able sermons were delivered to large congre- gations by Dr. Hughes, Liverpool; the Revs. C. Mathews, and J. H. Griffiths, Cardiganshire. Harris' 2s. Tea is the beat value obtainable. At 57 Taf-street, Pontypridd. TONYREFAIL. UNIVERSITY DISTINCTION.—Mr Havelock Collins, eldest son of Mr J. E. Collins, of this place, bas just been elected to an open exhibition of £10 per annum at St. David's College, Lampeter. The exhibition 1 was awarded for proficiency in chemistry and physics. Papers were also set in Greek and Latin unseen, Eng- lish History to 1485, and general subjects. Mr H. Colfins, although formerly a student at Christ's College, Brecon, received no tuition or instraction of any kind while preparing for this examination, but by his own efforts obtained this distinction. Professor A. W. Scott, M.A., the Phillips Professor of Sciebce at the College, reported that "the competition for scholarships and prizes at this examination was very severe," and that "Mr H. Collins did very creditably." The value of this distinction is enhanced by the facts that freshcomers had to compete with students of the College of one or two years' standing, and that it was the second best award to outsiders.
POST OFFICE, POMTURMD, DESPATCH OF MAILS. BIIü) OVFICB. LettaM earn PLACES or DBSTINA- Box Extra can be TION. Closes. Stamp. Regis- tered. All the Rhondda & Fern- tale Valleys, Clivetown, P- lilantwit Vardre Mardy • i a.m. previeas Nantgarw, Treforest, night. White Cross&Yaysybwl Pontypridd. let delivery 8.41 a.a. Ditto. 11 2nd delivery 9.Ma.m. 9.0 London, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Newport (Mo«.) and most of the principal towas in South Wales, also Cly- ditch Vale, Cymmer, r iio. ss .110.46 NmilO.20 ex craig Tonypandy Trea- f V law, Treherbert, Treor- ky, and Yetred Rhon- dda Sub-offices (Day J Mail) Cardiff, Aberdare, Dow-\ pridd 8rd delivery .J ^^Tya?™1*1"' MM" ( 3 P-»-3 50 f a 3 20 P-' Cardiff. Birmingham,^ Xiiverpool, Manchester, | Durham, Northumber- land, Scotland, and Ire- >- 4.i p.m. 4.10 p.m. S.40 p.n lsad (North Mail) Fentypndd and Tre- forest 4th delivery J London A all parts (night) 640p.m. 7-0p.m 6.10 p.n ■ail) .J Sunday, one dflipttck ti>) 4 10.0 all parts ) r There are Branch Offices at the Graig, Norton Bridge, and Pwllgwaun. Bridge Pillar Box cleared at 10.30 a.m., S.85 p.m., 6.0 p.m. Sundays 4 p.m. Coedpenraaen Wall Box, 10 0 a.m., 3.0 p.m., 6.0 p.vn. Sundays 3.45 p.m. Rail- way Station Wall Bex, 10.30 a.m., 3.30 p.m., 6,0 p.m. Sundays 3.30 p.m. Wood Road Wall Box, 10.0 a.m.. 3.0 p.m., 6.30 p.m. Sandays 1.30 p.m. Yaysangharad Wall Box 10.15 a.m., 3.15 p.m., 6 p.m. Sundays 4.0p.m. The deliveries take place at 7.0 a.m., 9.45 a.m., 2.45 D-m.-»<ul 6.0 p.m. Sundays, one delivery only. RATE OF POSTAGE. Not above let, Id.; above loz but not above 2 z lid.; above 2oz but not above 4oz 2d; above 4oz. but not above 60z 2d; above 6oz and not above 80z 3d above 8oz bat not above lOoz 3d; above lOoz but not above 12oz 4d, and so on at the rate of id for every additional 2 ounces. Inland Book Post and Inland Letters must not exeeed 1ft. 6in. in length, 9in. wide, 6m. in depth,anil maximum weight 5lbs. BOOK PACKETS—The Postage of Book* and manuscript packets to aajj part of the United King- dom and Channel Islands is id. per 2oz. Tb^y must not eontain any writing of the i-atitre of a lelfer. and must be left open at the ends to easily admit of exa ruination. REGISTRATION.—The fee for Registering a letter is 2d. Letters containing valuable of any description should be registered and receipt obtained at the Post Olflse. THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE is open from T -b.. to 8 p.m. daily, and from 8 a.m. to 10 6.1m. Sundays. There are also Telegraph Offices at Cymmer, Fern- dale, Pentre, Penygraig, Tonypandy, Treforest, Tre- berbert, Treorky, Tylorstown and Tstrad Rhondda. Each Office open from 8 a.m. to S p.m. week lays, and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sandays. The Money Order Offies, Postal Order Department, and Savings' Bank it open from < a.m. to S pA, and on Saturdays from 9 ass till 8 P-m. MONEY ORDER RATK8. Same under Its M tame ef £6 nndex It 84 „ of 10s A ander £ 2 3d M H „ of £ 2 „ £ 3 4d tt ef £ 8 „ £ 9 1M „ of £ 8 „ £ 4 Sd M » £ 19 „ Of £ 4 „ £ 5 6d „ of £ 10 „ ltd „ of £ » H £ • 7d I POSTAL ORDER RATES. A,gjg}#l Poundage. Poindefe. "T •- «• f i I <o •• 1 ;'•••• J It. ft • •• •• | i • •• •• i j •• •• | !<•••• 1 •• •• J i i •• • i • •• •• • 1 w • •• •• Jf tit* •• I 0 •• •• II Bt 0<——. A. J MeMCBBAT.
A FIGHT BETWEEN TWO MARRIED WOMEN AT WATTSTOWN. At the Pontypndd police-court on Wednesday (be- fore Mr Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate, and other magistrates), Sarah Ann Williams and Mary Ann Carter were charged with a breach of the peace. Rebecca James, servant at the Butchers' Arms, Wattstown, said that on Saturday night, the 2nd inst., she saw the defendants and their husbands in the house. The two females afterwards fought for about three-quarters of an hoar. Mrs Carter fainted ud her husband picked her up. After the fight stones were thrown at the window. Mrs Lewis, the landlady of the Butchers' Arms. heard that they were going to fight; and P.C. Llewellyn said the women admitted they fought. There had been some animosity between them. Mrs Williams afterwards threw a stone at Mrs Carter, which broke the window. In defence James Roberts said he saw Mr Carter try to keep his wife from fighting. The husbands were then charged with aiding and abetting their wives. They were all bound over in 95 to keep the peace for six months, and the husbands were also ordered to pay 20a each.
ALLEGED HIGHWAY ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE IEAR POHTYPRIDD. At Pontypridd police-court en Wednesday (before Mr Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate, Mr Bassett, and Dr Morgan) Patrick Mochin was charged with highway robbery with violence at Pontshonorton on Thursday night. David Thomas, carpenter, Pont- ypridd, said he was at the Butchers' Arms on that evening and saw prisoner there who tried to create a quarrel. At eleven o'clock he left the inn, prisoner having done so shortly before. When he had gone some 200 yards prisoner rushed from the side of the road and knocked him down. On his getting up pri- soner said, I am bound to have your money," taking lid., a key, a punch, a basket and towel, and his hat. After that he beat him very badly and then went up the mountain.—Prisoner was committed for trial to the quarter sessions.
THE MOUNTAIN ASH WOUNDING CASE. At Aberdare police-court on Tuesday— before Mr North and Mr Rhys-Thomas Cochliu was charged on remand with wounding Ellen Leary at Mountain Aeh. Prosecutrix now wished to withdraw from the case. Inspector Thorney stated that since the case came on she had received money to settle it. In reply to the magistrates, prosecutrix said she had received 15s from Mr B. Evans to settle the case. Prisoner agreed to pay the doctor's fee, and the magistrates, treating the charge as one of common assault, discharged the prisoner.
PONTYPRIDD BANKRUPTCY COURT. At this court on Tuesday (before Mr E. C. Spickett, registrar) the public examination of Mr E. Williams, hotel keeper and colliery pro- prietor, Treherbert, was resomed by Mr W. L. Daniel, Official Receiver.—Mr T. Phillips, solicitor, Aberdare, appeared for the deptor and Mr Montague Grover for the trustee.—In the course of his examination the debtor explained some items in the settlement of affairs, and stated that he calculated that he had lost 220,000 to 222,000 upon the colliery.—The Official Receiver remarked that the books handed him by Mr E. Davies, the witness's partner in the colliery con- cern, showed that Mr Davies had advanced over £ 2,000 to the colliery funds.—The Examination was closed, the Official Receiver remarking that there liad been carelessness in connection with the accounts. =-
DEATH. 'WHITNEY.—October 8th, at the Lewis' Arms Hotel, Tongwynlais, Mr William Whitney, aged 52 years. —The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Whitchurch.
THE EFFECTS ARE PERMANENT. A WONDERFUL STATEMENT, SHOWING THAT THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF "WARNER'S SAFE CURE" ARE NOT TEMPORARY, BUT PERMANENT. THE objection is often made that the beneficial effects of proprietary medicines are only temporary, and that the disease returns as soon as the use of the medicine is discon- tinued. To meet this objection in the case of "Warner's Safe Cure," we give below a single one of the thousands of confirmed testimonials in our possession, showing per- manency of effect several years after the cure was wrought. Mr. J. Hiscock, station-master of Taff Vale Railway Station, Wales, writing under date of JULY 31,1882, says; —" Having for years suffered from kidney trouble, which ended in abscess of that organ, resulting from inflammation, with a copious flow of pus, I purchased about 15 bottles of Warner's Safe Cure,' the contents of 13 only of which i nave taken. It brought away about two ouncesof stone; the pus has ceased to appear, the pain has vanished, the water is now clear, and I believe it has effected a complete cure. I have long and fairly tried some of the ablest medical men In South Wales, but they failed to treat the case success- fully, one of them remarking that medical science had failed to find a remedy for confirmed kidney disease." Wrtting under date of APRIL 27,1886, this gentleman says: It is now nearly four years since I discontinued the use of 4 Warner's Safe Cure,' and I have had no relapse of kidney trouble, have seen 'neither stone, gravel, or pus during that period, no return of the bad, heavy pain in the region of the kidneys which troubled me for years before I began the use of Warner's Safe Cure.' In my case the cure has been thorough and permanent, and I doubt not it wiH be in others similarly afflicted, if a fair trial is accorded it. /"? Yours faithfully, "Station Master Navigation Station, Taff Vale Railway, i Treltarris, R.S.O. Glamorganshire, Wales.11 Thousands of testimonials like the above can be shown, proving beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the beneficial effects of" Warner's Safe Cure are permanent. This permanency of power over disease gives it the most exalted rank, and in this particular it has no equal. Read the statement of Mr. Hiscock again, and then answer for your- self: Do you prefer to suffer, or will you give thorough trial to a remedy that has proved a blessing to so many many thousands ? For sale by all chemists and druggists, and at the stores. Price, 4s. 6d. If your chemist does not keep it, and will not order it, send your orders direct to B. H. WARNER Ii; CO., 47, Farringdon Street, London, E.G. HE LOST HIS LIFE! Yes! and that through carelessness. If the thousands who are afflicted considered for a moment their danger and take Hughes's Blond Pills, they would at once be relieved of their paics and cured of their dangerous diseases. For bad blood is the original cause of most ai-eases that the human race is subject to. They purify, strengthen, and stimulate the Blood and the chief organs of the body, thereby restoring and pre. serving health. Sold everywhere at Is. lid., 2s. 9d, and 4s. 6d.
A "MIRACULOUS SALVE.For the oure of ulcerated Bad Legs, Boils, Abscesses, Scrofula, Scurvy, Swollen Glands, Tumours, Uloerp, Burns, Scalds, and Skin Diseases of all kinds, CLARKE'S MIRACULOUS SALVE" is superseding everything. Its curative properties are wonderful. Sold every- where in pots at Is. lid., 2s. 9d., and 4s. 6d. each, or sent by Parcels Post for stamps, from The LINCOLN and MIDLAND COUNTIES DRUG COMPANY, Lincoln. BoME. SWEET HOME! The SwilTUT HousEl in this Town are those where Hudson's Bxtract ef Soap is in daily Me. REMARKABLE Dlk;APPSARAN CE I Of all Dirt from Everything, By using HUDSON'SJrEXTRAGT OF SOAP EvRtT DAY. M B —A Per* lelvbl* Dry tea?, Im *1? Water. Lather* Fmly to Water—Set Water raktt< ll »»ward«. Um W vmt fer OMkM, Liaea. lalvea, fWfca. !»»•*••. fteMepaafc WAsUa»_
Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. Pob Gohebiaethaa i'w danfon i'r Swyddfa. AFARWOLAE rli. Mae gnnyf yr wythnos hon y gorchwyl galarus o gofnodi marwolaeth Mrs Mary Evans, Treifoiest, yt honafularw boreu ddydd badwrn diweddaf, aui haner awr wedi tri, wedi dyoddef oystudd blin am ameer maith, ond yn hollol amyneddgar. Yr oedd y drancedig yn 74 mlwydd oed, 800 yn aelod rheolaidd a fiyddlon yn Libanus. Yr oedd weui dal pwyø a gwres y dydd gyda'r achos da yn y ile, aohod am flynydduedd lawer, ond erbyu hyn hyderwn ei bod wedi inyned oddiwrth ei gwaith at ei gwobr. Dydd Mawrtb canlynol daeth tyrtu luosog ynghyd er ebrwug ei gweddiilion marwol I fynwent Libauas. Gweiuyduwyd ar yr achi^eur gan y Parch. J. Williams, gweiuidog. Uadawodd bertbynasau lawer i alara ar ei tiol, ond nid fel mi heb obaith. Bydded i'r amgylohiad hwm fod yn foddion i ddwyn llawer i fyw bywyd o'r un naiur a'r hen cUwaer hen, fel y gellir dy wedyd am dauynt, pan yn ymadael a'r bya Uwu, "Uoifadwriaetn y oyfiawn sydd foudigedig." GALABWB. CYFARFOD DIRWESTOL TKE- WiLUAM. cynaliwyd cyfarfod dil". westul yn Uapel Nazareth, o dan iy wytidiaetb y Parchedig Mr Joues, gweiuidog y Weeieaiu. Dichou mlii yr enw mwyt prtodol ar y cytarfoa fyddai Uytartod Dirweatol y Plant, gan inai uu felly yr oedd wedi ei fwriaau i fou, net cyfartoa unaenol o obeit/Ltuoedd eglwysi y cylon. catwyd cyfarfod dyddorol droe ben, adioddwyd amryw ddarnau uhwaethus yn neillduol o dtta gan y plam, a cnanodd y gwahanol obeithluoedd gytla'u gilyod amryw uunau yLi ouraiai-as iawn. Oatwyd aueiun- luuu a pwrp"Ol y L, y tii,-u y oytaitod gau gjui jch- iolwjr o'r gwanau^i eglwysi, sef gan W. Morgan, Piaoa, yn dda-fel arfer, a ohan y brawd ieuano JJ. Jones, ion, 80 anerchiad rhagorol gafwyd gauddo; credwn fod yn y bL'.WU hwn gynysgaeUdau neillduol er gwoeyd siaradwr oyhoedaus defuyud- iol. Cynrychiolwyd Boar gan J. Thomas; bZ. reih gan T. Roberts; a Baron gan y Parcn. T. f. Jenkins. Da genym weled fud cymaiuc o ymdreun yn eglwysi y oyloh liwa o blaid yr achos dirwestol, ac yn ddiameu y glillai fod mwy. Carwn weled rhieni, yn neillduol crefydd wyr, yn cymeryd mwy o ddyddordeb yn y Bands of Mu^e a chyfarfodydd y plant. Byddai mwy o iwytfdiant ar dairwest a cbrefydd pe thoddai rhieni en holl ddylanwad yu y oyfeiriadan hyn. OfntVD fod llawer yn anghoho y gorohymyn pwysig hwnw "Cymer y plentyn bwo, a mag ef i mi." Byddaiynddahefydiniigofioyr adnod hono "Hyffordda plentyn yn mhen ei ffordd, a phan heneiddio nid ymedy a hi." CEFNOGWN Y GOBEITHLU. Cefnogwn y gobeithlu, Breswylwyr Cymru fad, Rhwn sydd a'i nod i ddeny Ieuenotyd Hon ein gwlad Oddiwrth y ddiod feddwol, Prif elyn mawr yr oes, Ddystrywiayn feunyddiol Fywydau, rhin, a moes. Cefnogwn y gobeithlu Ritni o bob rhyw, Er mwyn y plant a roddwyd I'n gofal gan ein Duw, A rhoddwn bur esamplau 0 flaen hoff flodan'r oes, I'w arwain yn ddiwyro At grefydd bur y Groes. Cefnogwn y gobeithlu Grefyddwyr gyda eel, Fel byddo ein gweithredoedd Yn fyw mown oes a ddel; A meddwdod a ddiwreiddia Yn Uwyr o dan y nen, A dirweat a flodeuo, A ohrefydd fyddo'n ben.
OPENING OF ROBERTSTOWN SCHOOL, YNYSYBWL. The Llanwonno School Board's new school at Roberta town, Ynysybwl, was formally opened on Thursday, when there were present: The Chair- man, Vice-chairman, Messrs Thomas Edwards, H. Abraham, W. Phillips, W. Williams, &. Mathias, W. John, L. Llewelyn, M. Williams (Clerk to the Works), Jenkins (contractor), W. Bevan (manager Lady Windsor Colliery), W. Beith, Mr liartiea (schoolmaster), and Mr Shipton (Clerk to the Board). The contractors, Messrs C. Jenkins and Son, entertained the Board to an excellent dinner provided by Mr Beith, Windsor Hotel. Mr Thomas Edwards, on behalf of the Board, complimented the contractors on the excellent manner in which they had completed the buildings, and said that the Board were highly pleased with them. They had well fulfilled the trust reposed in them.—Mr Jen- kins, junior, in responding, said that it gave him great pleasure to find that he and his father had fally satisfied the Board. He was glad to have the opportunity of saying that the plans of the architect, Mr Llewelyn Batchelor, Cardiff, had been well done, so that the whole work fitted together easily. The clerk to the works had also rendered him considerable assistance.—The Vice-Chairman proposed the health of tbeoollieryofficials, coupling the names of Messrs Beith, Bevan, and Llewelyn. These gentlemen briefly replied, referring te the outlay and sinking operations of the company, Messrs D. Davies, Scott and Co. The Chairman gave an account of the eduoational progress of the parish, comparing the school accommodation of about 600 in 1871 as compared with 4000 now, having now opened 19 departments, and of the 17 departments last year 14 were Excellent and three Goad. gaooo had been spent upon school erections and 96000 had already been repaid with interest.—The Vice-Chairman in replying to the toast of the Board, gave a resume of the difficulties of the Board and its readiness to march with the age, the present schools being ready to meet the wants of the neighbourhood before the colliery had fairly started. The schools they had passed to-day were in his opinion model schools. The Vice- Chairman was pleased to find that the workmen had adopted the poundage system for payment of schools fees.
TOWLE'B PENNYROYAL AND STEBL PILLS FOB FEMALES qiickly oorreot irregularities and relieve the distressing symptoms so prevalent with the Box Boxes Is. lic1. and 2a. 9d., of all Chemists. Send anywhem for 16 or 34 Stamps, by the Maker, T. H. TOWLI, Chemist, HoMtngham.
ITEMS OF INTEREST. TnB HINDOO SUTTEE.—It has been generally relieved that by the act of suttee Hindoo wivea declare their uudying attachment to their husbands: but Dr. Cliever, in his work on Indian Me lical Jurisprudence," brings forward authorities to show that the Brahmins themselves invented the law aa a means of self- protection against their wives. Before its introduction, wives were in the habit of avenging themselves on husbands for neglect and cruelty by mixing poison with their food and at last things came to such a height that the least matrimonial quarrel resulted in the husband's death. An easier remedy for the evil might perhaps have been found in permitting the wife to eat out of the same dish as her husband; but this would have in- volved too wide departure from the customs of society. Of late years the laws of suttee has been occasionally set at defiance, but the widow cannot altogether escape the consequences of her husband's death. His family degrade her, and put her to the most menial duties in the house. THE POOKA.-One of the most curious of the Irish preternatural beings is the pooka, an eccentric sprite, who is supposed to lie in wait for the passer- by at the edge of some deserted common or morass, in the shape of a little shaggy unkempt horse, and, starting up between his legs. bears him off with the rapidity of the wind. In vain the involuntary rider attempts to throw himself down when passing a soft piece of ground. Onward flies the malicious pony, snorting, kicking, and Hinging, but withal pressing straight on, as if he were riding a steeplechase. A precipice at length presents itself in the distance or at least a thousand feet sheer down into the glen, and the headlong haste of the creature redoubles. Swearing, praying, and sweating, the unlucky horse- man has hitherto been sufficiently employed to pre- vent his mind sinking under the terrors of the situa- tion; but at this spectacle the perspiration dries upon his limbs, his strained muscles relax, his eyes dose, and he only feels that he is nearing the in- evitable gulf with fiery speed; when, just as they touch the brink of the cliff, the pony turns sharply away, and continues her flight along the uneven ledge. Thus do they ride, the ill-assorted pair, the livelong night; and the pooka, as fsesh as at the outset, seems only in the middle of the sport, wlteik the crow of a cock arrests him in his flight. With a tremendous fling, he dismounts his fare in an in* stant, and the traveller finds himself floundering in a bog-and alone. MARRY OR HANG.—In Sir Walter Scott's account of Elibank Tower, Peebleshire, a very amusing in. cident is related of one of Sir Walter's ancestors. William Scott (afterwards Sir William) undertook an expedition against the Elibank, whose property lay a few miles distant. He found the enemy upoik. their guard, was defeated, and made prisoner in the act of driving off the cattle, which he had collected for that purpose. Sir Gideon Murray conducted the prisoner to the castle, where his lady received him with congratulations on his victory, and in- quiries concerning the fate to which he destined the prisoner. "The gallows," answered Sir Gideon. "To the gallows with the murderer! Hout na, Sir Gideon," answered the considerate matron, ia her vernacular idiom, Would you hang the win. some Laird of Harden, when we have three ill- favoured daughters to marry ? Right," answered the baron, who caught at the idea; he shall either marry our daughter, Mickle-mouthed Meg,' or strap for it." Upon this alternative being proposed ta the prisoner, he, upon the first view of the case, strongly preferred the gibbet to "Mickle-mouthed Meg," for such was the nickname of the young lady, whose real name was Agnes. But at length, when he was literally led forth to execution, and saw no other chance of escape, he retracted his ungallant resolution, and preferred the typical noose of matri. mony to the literal cord of hemp. Such is the tra- dition recorded in both families, and often jocularly referred to upon the borders. It may be necessary to add that Mickle-mouthed Meg and her hus- band were a happy and loving pair, and had a larg% family. Mr LADY'S CHAMBER.—So many complaints are made nowadays respecting the way in which travel- lers are treated by hotel keepers, that it will per- haps not be out of plaoe to recount the experience of a lady travelling in Spain 200 years ago. The Countess d'Annoy had been ordered by Louis XVL to accompany the bride of the King of Spain, the Princess of Orleans, from France to Madrid. The following is the narrative of her adventure at the hotel at Burgos, as related by herself :I When I asked to be shown my room, I was taken into a long gallery in which a number of beds stood side by side, just as in a hospital. I remarked on the absur- dity of the thing, for I did not require 30 beds, but only four, and they need not to have brought me into a barn where it was cold enough to freeze one's blood. They said it was the best room in the house, and I therefore decided to make the best of it. No sooner had I laid myself to rest than there was q, knock at the door. My maids went to open it, and to their great astonishment they saw the host and hostess, together with half-a-dozen tramps, step into the room. At the noise I drew my bed-curtains aside a little, and was, of course, greatly surprised at the sight of the beggarly lot. The landlady came up to the side of my bed, and said that the gentle- men were respectable travellers, who were going to occupy the other beds. What I Are you mad 1 I exclaimed. 1 'I certainly should be mad,' coolly replied the honest dame, 'if I left so many beds un- occupied. Either you must pay me for the whole of the beds, or these gentlemen remain here.' My indignation knew no bounds, but I was compelled to give way in the end, and pay 20 sous for each bed, a higher price than is paid even at Fontaineblean when the court is staying there. The distinguished Spaniards, or rather vagabonds, who had the im- pertinence to come into the gallery, repeatedly bowed to me as they marched off. But the next day I nearly killed myself laughing when I dis* covered the original manner in which I had been taken in by the landlord and his wife-for those travellers of the previous evening turned out to be neighbours, who have to play the same farce every time a stranger puts up at the hotel." SLOVENLY READING.—The Journal of Progress warns all men, old and young, against an evil thing which has been described as the "prevailing pestil- ence of slovenly reading." This pestilence has laid low many a one who began life with excellent pros- pects. It is ruinous both to mind and morals. It is apt even to injure a man's business habits and prevent him from winning success in practical affairs. In time it will confound all his faculties it will destroy his capacity for clear perception, for precise thought and for proper reasoning. It will throw into eonfusion his judgment and his memory" If he does not get rid of it he can never become a good writer, or do any literary work of any kind worth looking at. How many slovenly readers are- to be found in these times! They will, in their slovenly fashion, read a newspaper article, perhaps a very excellent one, and when they have got to the end of it, or, as they say, when they have looked, through it" or "glanced over it," you will find that they are unable to give any accurate account of its argument, or that they do not apprehend its fundamental points, or that they have lost one of its links, or that they have overlooked an important illustration, or that they have failed to seize a wora. which is the very hinge of the writer's thought, or that they have wholly misunderstood the drift and purpose of the article which they have wasted their time in glancing over. These slovenly readers are an affliction to careful and correct writers. When such a writer sees how his reasoning and his Ian.. guage are distorted by them, his mind is apt td become ruffled, and every one knows how a ruffled mind unfits a man for the work of perspicacious composition. We are of the opinion that the pre., vailing pestilence of slovenly reading is largely due to the slovenly way in which children are taught to read at school. Teachers must be very careful about this thing; they must teach their scholars to, read with precision and understanding, thinking of every word, getting the sense of each sentence, and grasping the full meaning of any piece that may be before them.
Pay not before thy work be done: if thou dost, it will never be well done; and thou wilt have but ok, pennyworth for twopence. The total revenue of the Chinese Empire is said to amount to no more thaa 64,000,000 taels, or about f.17,500,000 sterling. There is nothing more awkward than breaking off an acquaintance, except the renewal of one which has been broken off. Teach children to love everything that is beauti. ful, and you will teach tl¡ua to be beautiful a 1 good.