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BANKING FACILITIES AT PONTYPRIDD.

COUNTY COUNCIL NOTES.

THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.

PONTYPRIDD.

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.

LOCAL INDUSTRIES.

v Pontypridd Police Court.

ICORRESPONDENCE.

THE LOST CANNON.

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THE LOST CANNON. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CHRONICLE." SIR,—It is pitiful indeed to see our Tory friends roaming about in all directions at Llantwit-fardre in search of their lost treasures, the second-hand twenty-pounders purchased by them for the pur- pose of celebrating the succes of their candidate at the last county council election. Their disappoint- ed appearance almost induces one to offer them a word of consolation, but as I am a Liberal it would be extremely foolish of me to attempt such a thing. By doing so I would be exposing myself to great danger, because the losing of the seat, the losing of the cannon, and as a consequence depriving the neighbourhood of an artillery flare up, has made them as savage as pricked tigers. So you see, sir, it would be simply madness for a Radical Samaritan to venture to pour oil on their wounds or to appease them in any way conse- quently, I would suggest that one of their own faith-that one endowed with a little more self- control and common sense than the majority of them—undertakes the important duty of taming them down a little. This would be real service to the desperadoes themselves, to the party, and to the neighbourhood in which they live. It is true our friends have much reason to be gloomy, as we have to be jubilant and cheerful, but still I think they ought to endeavour to disguise it as much "u as possible, instead of carrying it uncloaked to church, to the tap room, to the train, and into every conversation. But if this is wrong in our political opponents, it is equally wrong for us Liberals to provoke them to anger, and to unplea- sant manifestations. If we had been caught in the same net of disappointment, probably we would not be much better. We ought to refrain from poking fun at them. To bear the reproach of defeat is sufficient for them at this juncture without being deliberately robbed of their cannons. Let us discountenance all dirty tricks played upon them, and learn to abhor those people who could unscrupulously commit such an outrage upon the feelings of others. It is our duty, as reasonable men, to thunder forth in the sternest manner our indignation at those vile rascals who had the audacity to take away without consent the valuables of our innocent neighbours. I am glad to think that this atrocious act has not been committed by Liberals, because Liberals are honest men, men who would not think of robbing a man of a penny popgun, much less of a twenty-pounder from the plains of Suakim. Whoever these miscreants are they ought to be thoroughly thrashed with a skein of flax by a child ten days old, and sent to the vicarage dining-room to feed on turtle soup for twenty minutes. The conduct of a certain gentleman to whom it is said the cannons were offered for old iron price ought not to escape our notice. It would have been enough for him to refuse them in the market with saying that the material was too much like the owners of them "very bad quality," and too inferior to be melted up with good metal. I can assure you this remark was quite uncalled for, and in the day of restitution you will get your reward. And that unchristian farmer, to whom, I heard, they were offered for drainage purposes, might have held his tongue after saying that they were too narrow in the neck to admit a. useful current of water to pass through, without remarking that their best service would be to represent the narrow- mindedness of the publicans and parsons and the Tory party in general. But, then, we cannot ex- pect anything better from the turnip-headed race, and perhaps he will find more tares than wheat in his fields next year for this observation. If these cannons have not been destroyed, I hope they will be returned by the School Board Election when they will be required to celebrate the return of a second Demosthenes as their representative on the above board. Yours, &c., PIPER.

PENYGRAIG FOOTBALL CLUB.

THE MASTER OF TREFOREST SCHOOL.

BWRDD YSGOL LLANWONNO.

LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.

THE COUNTY COUNCIL VACANCY…

ICYMMER.

YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD.

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LOCAL INDUSTRIES.

v Pontypridd Police Court.