1LANTWITFARDRE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. TO THE RATEPAYERS. ~"T" ADIES AND GENTLEMEN, *—* Having been requested to offer myself as a candidate for a seat on the Llantwit Fardre School Board, I beg to tender my serices. I am a native of the parish, and well-known to most of you, so that an exposition of my views is not necessary. However, if elected, I will pay the same attention to the business of the Board as if it were my own. Your interests and mine are identical. Your obedient servant, HOPKIN MORGAN. Baker, Pontypridd, February 7th, 1889.. 1AW OF DISTRESS AMENDMENT ACT 1888. IMPORTANT TO LANDLORDS. WILLIAM SPENCE, House Agent and Rent Collector, BEGS to inform the public generally, that he t has been appointed to Levy Distresses for Rents in England and Wales. Forms for autho rising a distress kept on hand. RESIDENCE—28, Mill Street, Pontypridd. THE PONTYPRIDD MARKETS, FAIRS, AND TOWN HALL COMPANY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ORDINARY HAEF-YEARLY MEETING of the above Company will be held at the Com- pany's Office, Old Post Office-chambers, Ponty- pridd, on WEDNESDAY, THE 20TH FEBRUARY inst., at 7.30 p.m. Notice is Hereby Further Given that the Transfer Books of the said Company will be closed from this date until after the said meeting. H. S. DAVIES, Secretary. Pontypridd, February 5th, 1889. PONTYPRIDD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY OWING to an unforeseen Delay in Procuring \J the Title to the Site, TENDERS RECEIVED XAST APRIL are ABANDONED, but the Com- mittee are now in a POSITION TO RECEIVE NEW TENDERS. Builders desiring to submit same are requested to communicate with the architects, Messrs Potts, Sulman, and Hemmiags, of 1, Furnival's Inn, London, E.C., from whom particulars can be ob- tained. W. JONES-POWELL, Hon. Secretary. ORDER FROM 1\1. Richards and Co., ^ROGERS' CBLBBRATFD BRISTOL ALES, Specially Adapted for Family use, In 41, 9, and 18 Gallon Casks. At 10d., Is, Is 2d., and Is 4dper Gallon. Deliyered Free per our own Vans to any part of the Town and Neighbourhood. .Sole Agents (by special appointment) for Pontypridd aDd Neighbourhood, M. RICHARDS AND CO., Provision Merchants, -48, Taff-St., Pontypridd «T<HE MOST SENSIBLE MAN in thia District -*■ WILL CLEAR HIS NEXT WEEK'S EX- PENSES, PUT 95 BANK OF ENGLAND NOTE IN HIS POCKET, and assist any charitable object which may be at the mom- ent appealing to his generous instincts. See WEDNESDAY'S TRADE, FINANCE and RECREATION," a weekly Newspaper for Everybody.-All Newsagents and Railway Bookstalls, Id., or post free ljd.—35, Mark Lane, London, E.C.
BANKING FACILITIES AT PONTYPRIDD. We learn that a branch of the Bristol and West of England will be opened shortly in this town, under the management of Mr R. A. Lewis, who has for some years past held -8 responsible post in the Pontypridd Branch of the National Bank of Wales, and whose personal popularity in the town will in all probability now stand him in good stead. Perusing the balance-sheet just issued, we and the position of the bank is such as to command the greatest confidence, it having a reserve fund of over £25,000, which will be increased during the present year by the Eremiums on new shares to £ 115,000. We ave no doubt this will be welcomed aa a boon to a thriving town such as Pontypridd, and will result in a large acquisition of busi- ness to the bank. --0-
COUNTY COUNCIL NOTES. Arrangements are proceeding to fill the vacancies caused by the elevation of our local county councillors to the aldarmanic bench. The Liberals of Pontypridd and Porth have appointed selection committees of ten per cent, of the ratepayers. A con- test is expecjed at Cymmer, where Mr T. Griffiths and Mr Josiah Lewis have been asked to stand. We are plad to find that the supporters of Alderman Lewisjhave now joined the ranks of his former opponent, and thiot Mr H. Anthony's chances are very promising. Mr D. Evans, Bodringallt, is spoken of as the most likely to succeed Alderman F. L. Davis. In Ystrad, Mr D. Thomas, checkweigher, is mentioned, but there is said to bo some opposition, aDd We -do not suppose anybody will have a "walk -over" at Treherbert or Treorky. r TEN PICR CKNT. KORE DEMANDED. the Ocean Workmen on Monday took a decisive step in regard to wages and their regulation. They dissolved their Sliding- Scale Committee, retait,ingonly the secre- tary, and icvited the minus of South Wales generally to join them in an agitation for a further advance of 10 per cent. -0-
THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. We publish in our news and correspondence columns several communications on local candidates for the various school board elec- tions. It need scarcely be said that we do not necessarily endorse all the letters con- tain, but we throw our columns open to fair discussion of the metits of candidates and the questions upon which the contests turn. We hope, howover, that the Pontypridd candidates for seats on the Llanwonno Board will come to fome understanding by which not more than two will go to the poll, or the result will inevitably be a total rout of the Pontypriddians, as usual.
PONTYPRIDD. TO-NIGHT (Thursday) the Theatre Royal Panto- mime Company open a three nights' engagement at Howard's Hall, Pontypridd. A Rare Treat. THE DOG SHOW.—The prospecta of this year's Dog Show are excellent. Entries are numerous, arrange- ments are progressing favourably in the hands of Mr J. E. Spickett, the hon. sec., and there can be no doubt the exhibition on the 14th inst. will attract thonsands of visitors. Profiting by the experience of last year's "crush," the committee intend providing better ac- commodation for the public as well as for the exhibits, so that paople will not be so likely to "go to the dogs" when parading the Market Hall. LLANTWIT F ARDRE SCHOOL BOARD TRIENNIAL REPORT.—This report, which contains matters of great interest to the parishioners, is unavoidably held over for a week. TRY HARRIS' 2/- TEA.-No Finer in the world at the price. A mixture of China, Indian, and Cey- lon.—75, Taff Street, Pontypridd. ENTERTAINMENT.—Another of a series of popular winter entertainments was held on Tuesday even- ing at Carmel Vestry, under the presidency of Mr D. M'Gregor. There was a good audience, and a programme of music and recitations was pleas- antly gone through. There was also a competi- tion by children under 15 years of age for the rendering of "Will you meet me at the fountain." Nine competed, and the prize was awarded to Mr George Rowland, Zion Street. Mr D. R. Lewis and Mr D. Phillips were the adjudicators, and the latter was also accompanist. A similar entain- ment will be held at the same place on Tuesday week next. T. T or JAMS I JAMS JAMS !—A large assortment of Jams and Bottled Fruits ot the best makers. Always in Stock. Special line, 21b Jar of Pure Jam, 6d. Harris, 75, Taff Street, Pontypridd. SOCIAL GATHERING.—On Monday evening about 30 members and friends of St. Catherine's Church Guild met at Coombes' Restnarant, Pontypridd, for a social entertainment. The chair was occupied by the Rev. H. J. Williams, B.A., vicar; and the Rev. C. P. Hop- kins, of India, was present as guest. The proceed- ings took the form of speeches, songs, readings, reci- tations, &c., and during an interval refreshments were served ont. Amongst those who took part dur- ing the evening were the Revs. H. J. Williams, R.E. Rowlands, and C. P. Hopkins, Messrs Gegg, S. Ridge, J. Seale, R. Morgan, F. Thomas, J. R. Llewellyn, J. Davies, I. Williams, W. Jenkins, &c. Votes of thanks were passed, and the p!easant gathering broke up shortly before midnight, everyone present wishing God speed to the Rev. Mr Hopkins on his early re- turn to missionary work in India. A vote of thanks was also passed to Mr P. R. James, Penuel Square, for the gratuitous use of the piano. SELLING OFF SELLING OFF 1! G. Oliver's Great Annual Clearance Sale of Boots and Shoes will commence on Saturday, at 85, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. LIST OF NOMINATIONS. The following is & list of nominations received by the returning officer,Mr. E. C. Spickett,on Thursday, for the School Boards of the parishes of Llanwonno, Llantwitfardre, and Llanfabon.— LLANWONNO. a Henry Abraham, 9, Edmond-street, Britannia Hafod, colliery manager; James Coombes, 2, Market-street, Pontypridd confectioner; r < David Cule, Mount Pleasant-house, Pontypridd, grocer and draper; Hopkin Smith Davies, Graig-house, Pontypridd, accountant; a Chas. John Nixon Grey, Troedyrhiwfforest, Mountain Ash, mining engineer and colliery agent; Evan Griffiths, collector of rates and taxes, Brynteg, Pontypridd; John Howell, Llwyn-villa, Mountain Ash, baptist minister: Edward Jones, 28, Robert-street, Clivetown, colliery manager; a John William Jones, Clothing Mart, 26, Oxford- street, Mountain Ash, tailor and outfitter; Morgan Humphrey Jones, Aberllechau shop, Wattstown, baptist minister; a Moses Lewis, Llanwonno Vicarage, Pontypridd, clerk in holy orders; a Llewellyn Llewellyn, Rheola-cottage, Penrhiw- ceiber, colliery manager; a Benjamin Lloyd, The Vicarage, Mountain Ash, clerk in holy orders; John Franciij McClune, The Grange, Pontypridd schoolmaster; William Isaac Morris, Norfolk-house, Pontypridd, congregational minister; a Wm. White Phillips, 47, Phillip's-terrace, Hafod, builder and contractor; DJovid Rowland, Gelliwastad Grove, Pontypridd, builder; Elizabeth Ann Spence ,28, Mill-street, Pontypridd, wife of William Spence, of Pontypridd, house agent. David Thomas, 5, Pwllgwaun-road, Pwllgwaun, Pontypridd, checkweigher; a Morgan Thomas, Bristol-house Blaenllechau, confectioner; a Idris Williams, Brynglas, Porth, assistant over- seer. « Denotes member of the old Board. LLANTWIT FARDRE. ♦William Aehby, Treforest, Catholic Priest; *Daniel Bryant, Post Office, Llantwitfardre, grocer and draper; Evan Griffiths, Cross Inn, Llantwitfardre, grocer; Walter Hogg, The Woodlands, Pontypridd, school- master; Richard Jenkins, Yctradbarwig Uchaf, Llantwit- fardre, farmer; *Frederick Judd, 20, Park Street,Treforest, cabinet maker; Thomas Lewis, Tea Exchange, Newtown, Llantwit- fardre grocer; *David Leyshon, Graig Villa, Pontypridd, brewer; Hopkin Morgan, 74, Taff-street, Pontypridd baker and confectioner "Ebenezer Rees, Oakfield House, Llantwitfardre Minister of the gospel; *James Richards, Waun House, Treforest, grocer and draper. *James Roberts, Taff Vale House, Treforest, Iron Works Manager. LLANFABON. Edward Beddoe, The Hollies, Nelson, colliery qro- prietor; Thomas Henry Dowdeswell, Wern House, con- tractor Edward Jones, Berthlwyd Cottage, Llanfabon, Baptist minister. ♦Richard Mathias, Cynon House, contractor. Those against whose names appear an asterisk were members of the old board. I V X The Stockport Gas Engine, just erected at the CHRONICLE Office, Pontypridd.
LOCAL INDUSTRIES. [ARTICLE I.] THE "CHRONICLE" PRINTING WORKS, PONTYPRIDD. The frontage of the Chronicle Office premises in Mill Street, Pontypridd, is not a very imposing one, and this somewhat homely exterior seems to have misled many people into the belief that the Printing Works at which this journal is issued are confined to a couple of rooms in a small cot- tage. Persons who have paid a visit to the place and been shown over the premises, have often been greatly surprised at the area of the buildings occupied, the extensive character and variety of the plant and machinery, and the number of hands employed. It may, therefore, be of some interest to our readers to glance briefly at what may be termed a pen and ink sketch of the concern, and, at the outset, to be informed that what is supposed by some to be the Chronicle printing office, viz the front room on the ground floor of No. 24, Mill Street, Pontypridd, is, as a matter of fact, at present only the engine-room, in which we have recently fitted up a beautiful and powerful Stockport gas engine made by Messrs J. E. H. Andrew and Company, Stock- port, whose agents in South Wales are Messrs Cross Brothers, Iron Merchants, of Cardiff. The engine, of which an illustration is given above, is the first of its kind introduced into this district, but we feel sure, from the attention it is drawing, and the high enconiums passed upon it by competent engineers, that it will not by any means be the last. It is needless to say that the block does not do justice to the appearance of an exquisitely finished engine, the bright parts of which have been silver-plated but the above is j a representation, as nearly as we can produce it in black and white, of the external appearance of our Stockport." In order to supplement the drawing, we may say that the engine is of two- horse power nominal, and capable of being worked up to four-horse power. Under it is placed a foundation stone, about six feet long, by bhree feet wide, and one foot in thickness, sup- plied from Messrs Rosser's quarry, Pontypridd. rhe engine itself is seven feet in length by three" 1 feet 8 inches in breadth, and weighs about two tons and a quarter. It runs with the smoothness of clockwork, the fly-wheel, which is four feet two inches in diameter, making 160 revolutions per minute. A peculiarity of this engine is the governor," which regulates the speed and at the same time checks the consumption of gas. By an ingenious contrivance, displaying considerable engineering skill, a pin falls automatically to one side when the engine goes beyond its proper speed, and, consequently, the supply of gas is cut off. The moment the motion has become sufficiently slow the pin drops back,and the gas goes in again. Therefore, if the engine is not working at its full power the governor prevents the gas entering the cylinder except in very small quantities, and it is satisfactory to know that whether you are utilizing the whole of the power, or only half, or next to none at all, the gas consumed is only in proportion to the work done. It is useless enter- ing into the mysteries of water jacket," "ex- haust boxes," and valves if our readers wish to obtain further particulars concerning the engine, we invite them to our office to learn for themselves, for altho' the Stockport is a silent engine it speaks for itself when working Having dealt with the engine itself, let us follow the shafting which conveys the" power" to the machine-room, and we find ourselves in a spacious apartment, 27 feet 6 inches long by 20 feet wide, wherein stands the large machine upon
v Pontypridd Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before the Stipendiary, Mr G. Clarke, and Dr. Jones. OBSCENE LANGUAGE IN BERW ROAD.-Mary Jones, prostitute, Pontypridd, was fined 10/- for cursing and using bad language on Berw Road, on Sun- day, the 20th instant. P.S. Macdonald found her with other prostitutes and youug men on the road. AN OBSTRUCTIVE Boy AT PONTYPRIDD.—William Grey, a boy, Pontypridd,. was charged with ob- structing the highway at Berw Road, on Sunday, the 20th inst. As persons came from places of worship, P.S. MacDonald saw him with other boys running on the road, pushing three young girls, who were going along quietly.-Fined 10/- ASSAULT AT PONT YPRIDD .foh n Llewelyn and William Martin were charged with assaulting Ellen Davies. Complainant said on Monday night she had a dispute with a, woman in a public-house. About 10 o'clock she passed the house, and a stone thrown by Martin struck her in the pye. She went in and aimed at him. She came out and Martin caught her by the hair of her head, and Llewellyn came and struck her in the eye, giving her a black eye. He gave her several blows and kicked her on the back of her hand. Shs had not been able to use her hand since. Crosa-examined by Mr Phillips-It was the Wheat Sheaf public-house. She and Emily Lane had a dispute and tussle in the tap room. She did not go eutside and fight five or six rounds with Lane. When the stone struck her she picked up two pebbles and flungthem at Martin. She threw a glass, but it did not hit anyone.-Complainant produced a mass of hair which she said Martin tore from her head. Maggie the Sweep" said she was with complainant. They went into the Wheat Sheaf. Lewellyn caught hold of her, and got her head between his knees, and punched her.—Several witnesses were heard on both sides, and Martin was ordered to pay a fine of £3, or six weeks; and Llewellyn 30s., or three weeks.. ABIAULT AT FERNDALE.-Gacrge Griffiths was charged with afsbilting Margaret Jenkins.-Mr Rosser attended to prosecute.—Margaret Jenkins, 14 years of age, said last Monday night week she was going down the street, and saw defendant standing at his door. He came across the road and asked her if she wanted a couple more. (Mr Rosser explained that this referred to what had taken place the previous evening, when, on complainant goin £ from chapel, defendant struck her two or three blows.) She replied, No, thank you." Defendant struck her a vioient blow on the nose with both his fists, making her nose bleed very much.—Thomas Jenkins (described by Mr. Rosser as an unwilling witness) said he was with defendant, and crossed the road first to complainant. Defendant asked her if she wanted a coaple more, and shoved his two fists against complainant. Could not tell where he hit her.—Elizabeth Ann Jenkins, mother of complainant, said her daughter returned home in about twenty minutes after leaving. Her nose was swollen and bleed ing.-Defeiadant called David Evans, who said complainant raised a book, and defendant guarded the blow and accidentally hit her nose. Defendant had not spoken to her. Her nose bled.-To pay 20s. fine, and 20s. costs. FURIOUS DRIVING AT PONTYPRIDD.-William Edwards was charged with furious driving at Pontypridd. P.S. McDonald ;said on the 29th inst. he saw defendant driving a horse and cart down Mill- street at the rate of 12 Or 13 miles an hour. It was at 10 minates past 11 at nigh t.-Defeniant said the horse would go like that down Mill-street. He could not keep him iq.—Fined Ñ. and coats. John Jones
I CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not bind ourselves to accept the opinions of our correspondents.] ADULTERATION OF LAMP OILS. To the E litr>r of the "Ch^oniofe." r SIR,- Will you allow me to draw the attention of Mr Superintendent Matthews to the fact that at a certain place not a mile from his head quarters lamp oil is sold in a fearfully adulterated state ? This is not only a loss to the customer, but a positive nuisance as well. I have heard of the old woman who, finding her fresh milk diluted, was in the habit of taking two jugs—one for milk (the genuine article) and the other for the water. I think I must follow her example in regard to the lamp oil which is consumed in my house- hold. Yours, Ac., A VICTIM.
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. TO THE EDITOR OF THE "CHRONICLE." SIR,—Will you please allow me a small space in your valuable paper to address your readers in connection with the Penygraig Football Team. This team will soon meet the same fate as that of Neath if some of the best players will refuse to play in the most important matches, and this at the last moment. As one of the members of the club, I would suggest that those who serve as the club committee should be changed, and let other members serve and do their duty, and punish those players who refuse to play when called upon. Yours, &c., IGOWAR.
THE MASTER OF TREFOREST SCHOOL. To the Editor of the Chronicle." SIB,-In your contemporary for the last few weeks, I was extremely pained to observe the correspondence re the appointment of master to the Treforest Board School, and think it right that I should have a little say (being a heavy ratepayer.) I have children in the above-mentioned school, and am proud to state that a vast change has been observed in them during the few weeks the new master has been there, conse- quently I say that it has not been a loss to us that Mr Chubb was appointed, but a benefit; and I am sure that one and all will observe the favourable alteration in the manners, demeanour, &z., of the children since the new master has begun to reign. It will be im- possible for those who are of an envious and malicious temperament to observe such a thing, but I predict a happy, prosperous, aad beneficial result from the ap- pointment. In last week's note, three members' names are mentioned. Does the scribe wish to imply that only three worthy men (Methodists) are on the Board. If so, I advise him to endeavour to secure the return of Methodists at the next election, but if such should be the case, which I am positive will not, 1 envy the teachers employed by such a board. While thanking you in anticipation for inserting the foregoing, I am, yours, &c. GRAIGER.
BWRDD YSGOL LLANWONNO. Da genyf sylwi fod gweithwyr Pontypridd o'r diwedd wedi rhoddi cam i'r iawn gyfeiriad, trwy sefyll dros en hiawnderau a phenderfynu cefnogi dyn 0'0. plith en hunain, a fydd yn ol pob tebyg- olrwydd ar y Bwrdd nesaf, hyny yw, ond i'r gweithwyr fod yn ffyddlon i'w gilydd fel arfer. Gobeithio y bydd i bob gweitbiwr, nid yn unig gweithwyr tanddaearol, ond hefyd o bob dosbartb, i ymuno a'Q gilydd er rhoddi eefaogaeth i'r ym- geiiydd, Mr. David Thomas, checkweigber, Glofa y Great Western. Tkledda yr ymgeisydd hwn beuderfyniad cryf, a gaila i ytudrin a gwahanol bynciau a ddygir ger bron y Bwrdd Yegol, yn enwedig y matericn byny sydd yn dal cysylltiad uniongyrchol a hi; a gallwn ddisgwyl y caiff ein plant yn y dyfodol ohwarea teg. Y cbwilneg y tro nesaf. US 0 HONOCH.
LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. PUBLIC MEETING AT HAFOD, An adjourned public meeting of ratepayer. WH. held at the BOHd School, H..f,d, on Friday evening, to receive exp'aaanions from the loeal members of the outgoing Bcird, in regard to [ oertain charges of extrara^ince, &c., brought against the Roard, at a meeririg- previously held. 'IY Messrs John Vor^an U^fod; and Evan Griffiths, Pontypridd (tw > intending candidates). Tbe chair was taken by the Kev. Moses Lewis, ^icar, (who ifite&d3 seeking election on rbe new bord). I The Chairman contended that the new school :<t Hopkiust^wn wis quite unnecessary, as there was ample accommodation for the children of that locality at th, Nal i tal School; and in reply to a qurstiun put t,) him as t!, v,!> management of the latter sohooi, Lb" r-jv. gentleman remarked that any person contributing a sovereign tiOwarda the fundscou d Lee 'f a Messrs Phil ips, Altr iha n, and Watkin Williimg explained fu ly L'ü uoews<tiors brought against tbe Board, arid lively of arras took place between the former gertlumnn tlnd Mr. Griffiths. However, at length the mijontv of those present seemed to be p-rfectly satisfied with the explan- ations of the members, and the meeting closed without passing a vote on either side. The remaiks of M r W. Philliptl were well received. He said, treating upon the poundage question at Mountain Ash. that the Llanwobno School Board was form- d eighteen yeire ago. For the first tt<n years of that peiiod, the DnSryn and Miskin Schools, bcilt by Lorrt Aberdare and the Nixon Navigation C, Biery Company, were sjpported by poundsge and government grantak Eigut years a^o the schools turned were handed ovir to the Board, and tue poundage was increased, from one penny to three half-pence in the Es which, together with their proportion of the rates. the Mountain Ash people p:-t.:d until about a year ,*go, when the poundagj was reduced by the Boar. to one penny at the request of the Mountain Ash sectioa. The reduction was made as a, temporary test, and as a result Mountain Ash was found to be in debt to th est ttof J6125. At tha last meeting of the Boatd, r Henry Abraham moved that this a nount be refunded by Mountain Aeb. It was, however, found on investigation toat, although Mountain Ash was last year in debt to the extent of £125, they had paid during the previous three years no t-;89 than X359 in excess of their share. This was claimed as a set off in favour of the dafieieiry of Mountain Ash last year. The matter was deferred by the Board for the consideration of th3 new members as to whether, in the fice of the fact mentioned, ountain Ash will be required to refund the £12íi deficit of last year. Referring to the purchase of the site cf the new school at Hopfeinstown, Mr Phillips submitted a return showing that that piece of lind waS the cheapest ever purchased by the Board.
THE COUNTY COUNCIL VACANCY AT CYMVER. Mr T. Griffiths, the respected manager of Cymmer Colliery,, is determined to offer himself as a candidate to fill the vacancy in the represen- tation of Cymmer Ward on the County Council. consequent upon the elevation of Dr. H. N. Davies to the position of Alderman. The fact that Mr Griffiths obtained Se substantial a number of votes in his favour at the recent eleotioo, against such a redoubtable opponent as Dr Davies, proves that he enjoys no small degree of popularity amongst the electors, and we are sure, if elected, he will represent bis constituency both ably and efficiently. His sterling qualities as a public man have already been shown at member of the Ystradyfodwg Local Board. He is a tolerably good speaker, and a keen man of business, and the inhabitants need not fear placing their interests in his hands.
I CYMMER. A REAL TREAT FOR BREAKFAST.—Harris' MILD CURED BACON. Try it. 75, Taff Street, Ponty- pridd. LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION.—A meeting under the auspices of the Liberal Unionist Associa- tion was held in the board sohool, Cymmer, on Friday night. Professor Ker in the chair. Alter an opening address by the chairman, speeches were delivered, in Welsh by Mr Hopkin Rowlands, and in English by Mr John Andrews, hon. sec. Cardiff Liberal Unionist Association. 00 the motion of one of the audience a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the speakers.
YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of this board was held on Monday afternoon, at the Public Offices, Pentre, when there were present :—Mr W. Morgan (in tha chair). Revs. W. Lewis, W. Morris, and J. S. E lwarda, Messrs. W. Jenkins, W. Pritchard, S. H. Williams, D. Thomas, and W. W. Hood. TRANSFER OF THE TREHERBERT BRITISH SCHOOL. Messrs E. Cule and Thomas, Treherbert, waited upon the board as deputation from the Treherbert British School committee, with reference to the proposed transfer of that school to the board. Mr Cole laid before the board various details as to the accommodation and cost of the school buildings, and remarked that he had not in his possession at present figures as to the ground rent, but meanwhile he thought the board might rent the school for a year; all the committee wanted was £5 per cent. on their outlay. The total outlay was £1600, which would represent X80 a year. After some conversation, it was proposed by Mr W. Jenkins, seconded by the Rev. W. Morris, and carried, that the board take over the school for 12 months, and the managers to secure the lease as soon as possible. A SERIOUS COMPLAINT. CHILDREN WORKING U-NDEII AGE.—PARENTS MAKING FALSE DECLARATIONS. Rev W. Morris said School Attendance Officer Lewis had that day drawn the attention of the board to some cases in which children, whose parents had been summoned, had been allowed to work because their parents had obtained certificates of age upon false declarations. Attendance Officer Lewis said he had been reo quested by the Stipendiary magistrate to bring tbe matter before the board, and to state that parents who made these declarations were liable to two years' imprisonment. Mr S. H. Williams said these parents went to the magistrates' clerk, and in the absence of a certificate of birth made a declaration as to the age of a child whom they wanted to get to work, and upen the payment of 2s 6d they ebtained a certificate. Mr Pritchard said in one case a cnild was only ten years and a month, and had been in that way certi- fied to be 14. It was a most serious matter, and they in Clydach Vale had stopped all children who came to work with such certificates. (Hear, hear.) Mr Williams thought some steps should be taken to call the attention of colliery officials to the matter. The Chairman thought possibly sufficient atten- tic-n would be drawn to the matter if the press now took notice of the discussion, because it was under- stood that parents were liable to prosecution. ^fiRev W. Morris—And, of course, let the parents JKl others take warning for the future. The matter then dropped. RETURNS OF SALARIES. Rev W. Morris would like to see in the anneal report a return of the salaries paid by the board to the head teachers. After a brief conversation, Mr Morris formally proposed, the Vicar seconded, and it was agreed to, that the figures be inserted. PATXEKT BY RESULTS OPPOSED TO EDUCATION PROGRESS. Mr Pritchard gave notice of motion that at the next meeting I will move—1—that in the opinion of this board the present system of payment by re- sults is opposed to real educational progress, and should be abolished. 2—That if carried a circular letter, signed by the chairman, be sent out to each board in the county inviting them to join this board to petition Parliament and the Education Depart- ment for an alteration in the present system." Mr Morris: One thing more, that the system of government inspection is very unsatisfactory. Mr Pritchard You shall discuss that when the question comes bn. This was all the business.
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which the Chronicle is printed-by far the largest printing machine in Pontypridd or the Taff and Rhondda Valleys-a Times size single cylinder bv Lilly & Co. Near it is a machine one-fourth the size of the other, and constructed for us some years ago by the same makers. It is known as the Patent Horizontal," and was the first Printing Machine used in Pontypridd or the Rhondda Valley, all work having previously been done on the old style hand press. There is in the office another, smaller, cylinder machine, worked by treadle, arrangements for connecting it with the main driving shaft not having yet been completed. There are two specimens of the old Press," one large enough for Posters, and the other, smaller, for occasional jobs requiring a limited number of impressions. Close at hand is a cutting machine made by the Birmingham Machinists Company, upon the guillotine prin- ciple-a huge knife being brought down with such power as to cut through a ream of paper at one stroke. Here also is a stereotyping foundry, where metal plates are cast to prevent the wearing of the type, and to expedite machin- ing when large numbers of any printing order are required. The adjoining apartment, at the back of No. 25, Mill Street, is 17 feet long by 16 feet wide, and is used as the Chronicle composing room. Here the compositors, under a separate overseer, are busily at work getting up the "paper," as dis- tinguished from the "jobbing," the type of which is set up in the two upper rooms of 23 and 24, Mill Street. The making up of an issue of the Chronicle seems to the casual visitor an intricate and busy task, but there is no ordering about-no hurry is apparent-and the steady quiet clicking of the type as it is lifted from "case" to "stick" is the only indication that industrious "hands" are constantly forming words, but not talking. In the jobbing department, the compositors necessarily travel about the rooms to perform the multifarious duties allotted to them, and they, with their over- seer, are the people who turn out the "formes" of posters, pamphlets, circulars, statements, and the thousand and one "jobs" which pass through a large printing office, and get them ready for the machines. A cursory glance at the iron frames, called "chases," which hold together the type that has already been set is sufficient to show that the work turned out from this office embraces from the simplest one-line card to the most elaborate table- work or coloured, ornamental printing-work which some innocent folks even in these days fondly imagine can only be done in some towns a con- siderable distance from home. Everybody does not think so, of course, or we would not have been encouraged to lay down the plant which enables us to compete, in regard to quality and price, with any or all the supposed "cheap" and "extensive' houses at a distance. This by the way. Now, let us descend to the "folding and packing room" on the ground floor of No. 23, and pass through it to the binding room, with its antiquated standing- y ess, "plough cutter," for trimming book edges, and look at the brass type, ornaments for gilding, burnishers, see the sewing frames, the "wire- atitchers," and other mysterious paraphernalia, and in an adjoining room, if you happen to come on certain days, you will be initiated into the secrets of roller-casting, and, if you like, taste [the toffy- like substance which is lifted from a boiling caul- dron to an iron mould in order to produce the ink distributors of the printing machinery. Let us see how many rooms there are in all, and we reckon that including the large machine and composing rooms, there are no fewer than ten apartments, exclusive of the editorial and reporter's rooms,but the# sanctorum need not be invaded, for there is nothing new to be seen in watching the labours of "slaves of the pen." (To be ontinned.)
was charged with furious driving. This charge was also proved by P.S. McDonald.—Fined 2s. 61. His Honour, Judge Gwilym Williams, after the case was decided, said he was very glad the police were taking the matter up. Pontypridd was the mopt dangerous town he knew for furious driving, especially between the New Inn and the Railway. In the interests of poor pedestrians, who could not ride in a carriage, he did hope efforts would be made to pat a stop to it. He had himself narrowly escaped being run over.-His Worship said they had had two boys before them to-day charged with the offence. He should think a man might be caught, and he might be more seriously dealt with.—Mr Supt. Matthews pramised that the police would bear in mind the remarks made. THE TRAMWAY COMPANY IN LIQUIDATION.—Mr RhyB, solicitor, applied that the summons against the Pontypridd and Rhondda Tramway Company should be proceeded with.—The Stipendiary said he did not know, as they had obtained a winding-up order.—Mr Rhys said they had received no official notice of that. To have an order would place them in a much better position if the order were delayed for a week, mean- while the Company would serve them with a restraining order, and then they would be powerless. —His Worship did not like the thought of making an order under the circumstances withoat giving the Company an opportunity of appearing. He would hear the evidence of some witnesses who were present. Evidence was then given as to the dangerous state of the road by Dr. H. N. Davies, Perth; Messrs David Jenkins, timber merchant, Porth; and David Powell, hay merchant, Porth.- Mr Rhys again applied that an order might be made, but his Worship declined, and adjourned the case until Monday. STEALING BOOTS AT PENTRE.—William Eeefe, haulior, was charged with stealing a pair of boots at Pentre.—William Powell, labourer, said on Monday he lost anew pair of men's boots. Complainant and defendant were drinking together part of the day. On the wav home defendant asked if he should carry the parcel. He handed it to bim. On parting defendant took the parcel with him.-P.S. Loyns said at six the previous evening defendant came to the police-station and said, I want to give myself up. or else I shall be caught." Asked him wha.t for? He answered, "For stealing a pair of boots at Heolfach, yesterday. They are the property of William Powell, and I pledged them, and here's the Fawn ticket. I had 3s. on them." Went to Mr lories's pawn Bhop and found the boots.—Fined 10s., or seven days. STEALING MONEY AT PORT H.-Thomas Jeremiah was charged with stealing money.—William Jones. collier, Porth, said on Tuesday morning he left his lodgings to go to work; he left 83. 3Jd. in a waistcoat pocket in his bedroom. He returned home about five, and on putting on his waistcoat found 5s. 8d. missing.—Mary Hayman, landlady, said she went to Cardiff on the day in question. On returning Jones spoke to her about his loss. Defendant was hAr grandson; He was in the habit of coming to her house. Saw and spoke to him at the Railway-station, and he knew she wa.s going by rail.—Phoebe Evans said Mrs Hayman left her key in her care. Between 11 and 12 she went into the garden and saw defendant standing by the end of Mrs Hayman's house. Asked him wha.t he wanted. He made no reply. About five she noticed that a back window was open.-P.C. Llewellyn said he arrested defendant and charged him. He did not answer for some time, and then said, I did steal the money. I came through the window, and went to Pontypridd and bought a football for 2s., and sponge cakes with the ether money.-To receive six strokes with a birch rod;