Pontypridd Palics Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before the Stipendiary and Mr Godfrey Clark. "WHICH WAS THE HARDEST BLOW" AT CYMMER.— Mary Aun Hopkins was charged with assaulting Ann Harper.—Complainant said defendant charged her- with breaking an oven. She denied it, and defendant struck her on the chest.-The Bunch Did you do anything ?—Complainant I defended myself.—The^ Bench: How?—Complainant: I struck her on the ch at.—The Bench: Which was the hardest blow?- Complainant: I don't know I felt the blow she gave- me, but I did not feel the blow I ave her.—Defendant then took up two bricks, and threw at her, but did not strike her.-For the defence, Ann Jones said Mr Harper firat struck defendant in the mouth, and then, defendant pushed her.—To pay 53 towards the costs. STEALING A GLASS AT HAFOD.—James Vaughan was- charged with stealing a gla33.—Idria Morgan, son of David Morgan, landlord of the Farmers' Arms, said on Monday night defendant and Evan Jamts came into the house, and had a glass of beer each. Defen- dant then left thd bar. When they had gone witness missed a glass. Followed them, and saw defendant throw the glass into the snow. Defendant struek him on the left eye. Defendant had been drinking, but. knew very well what he was about.—The defence was that prisoner was so drank at the time that bA did not. know what he was about.-Fined 23s, or 14 days. WOUN ING A WOMAN AT GILFYNYDD.—John OweUl was charged with wounding Harm ih Sheppard.—Mr- Lewis, surgeon, said he saw the woman that morning.. She had a cut on the right side of the front of her head about two inches lonsr. A stitch was put in last night. If it went on as now it would heal, but if in- flammation set in it would be dangerous. It was a clean cut wound, and might have been done with a, poker. The woman might be able to attend that day- week.—P.C. Reeves said the previous evening the. complainant came to his house in a very excited state. Asked hila to go over to her house, as her lodger had struck her on the head. He went o/er, and foand de- lendant sitting down. Mrs Sheppard took up the poker, auè said "This is what he did it with." De- fendant said "Yes, I struck yoa."—Remanded for a week. ASSAULT AT PONTYPRIDD.—Thomas MorRan.batcheE- was charged with aaaaulting William Williamb.-Mr- W. R. Daviea appeared for the complainant.—It ap- peared that complainant, a lid, was in a slaughter- house, and his master charged him with stealing a. lamp. He said no, it was the man who works for "Tom Brecon" (a nickname of defendant). His mas- ter went out of the slaughter house, and defendant. then seized him by the throat and kicked him.- Richard Tompkins corroborated.-In reply to the- Bench, defendant said "My name is Tom. The Bench: Then you object to be called Brecon ?-Da- fendant Well, you know, it does not become oar- present education. I have children zrowine up, and they take it to heart mora than I do.—His Worship had no idea. there was any disrespect in the name. He had heard true friends of defendant calling him by that, na.me.-Ordered to pay the costs only. HOME SWEET HOME.—The sweetest houses in this- town are those where Hudson's Soap is in dail use. It leaves no smell. Is quick, safe, and sweet. Solendid for washing Flaunels and Woollen^ Underclothing. Sold everywhere. For Family use, in Dozens and Half-Dozeua, also in 14lb. and 28!b- boxes
BHOIDDi LABOUR AND LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. THE RECENT VOTE OF CENSURE ON THE PRESIDENT. -"}. PROPOSAL TO RESCIND IT. I THE PAST SERVICES OF THE 'Iv. PRESIDENT. STRONG RKM AKKS (i N Bo I H St!)ES. "UNSCRUPULOUS CLIQUE OF R* NOBODIES." A largely attended meeting of the Executive of the Khondda Labour and Liberal Association was held on Monday evening at the Bailey's Assembly Booms, Pentre, Councillor R. Morris presiding. The Chairman was supported by Mr W. Abraham, M.P. (Mabon), Mr W. Evans, Treorly (the secretary), Mr R. H. Davies (Pentre), and ot'iers. In. accordance with notice given to Uie sec- retary, Mr Thomas Llewellyn, Ystrad, moved That this meeting wishes to express its deep regret at the unwarrantable vote of censure passed at the last meeting of the Executive Committee upon our most respected president, Mr T. P. Jenkins; also, that this meeting desires to rescind that resolution, and to record its grateful thanks to Mr Jenkins for the great personal sacrifices he has made in the interests of this association, and hopes that he may long live to enjoy the great regard and esteem which is entertained for him by all classes of the Rhondda people." Mr D. Lloyd, grocer, Ystrad, seconded the I oolution. A question was raised as to the validity of such a resolution until after the vote of censure passed at the previous meeting had been formally rescu.ded. Mr Howens (Asaph Cynon), then proposed that the disgraceful and absurd vote of censure passed at ."lie last meeting be rescinded. He remarked thü it was a disgrace to the association that such a resolution should have been passed. The Chairman asked those present if they would kindly do one thing. What ever discussion they .had that evening, he hoped that no disrespectful remarks would be made about those who proposed, seconded, and agreed to the resolution at the last meeting. (Hear, hear). Mr Horton, Tcnypandy, considered that it would be unfair to pass such a resolution as that now proposed without giving due notice to all those who were present at the previous meeting. He utterly denied entertaining any illfeeling towards their president, but he considered that it was only right that an associatian of this kind should stick to its rules, and he appealed to those present as to whether he had not always done his best to promote the interests of the association, and to support its rules, whereas the president, on the other hand, had, hy his action at the recent I election, done his utmost to ruin the association. (Hear, hear, and no, no). The Penygraig repre- sentatives had only given utterance to the strong feeling of the electors in their district in what they had done, but matters which had come under their notice since the passing of that had really accentuated the breach, for Mr Jenkins was reported to have said in addressing a meeting at the Great Western, that the vote of censure was carried, not by representatives of the workmen, but by an unscrupulous clique of nobodies." Now, he (the speaker) did not wish to put himself forward as anybody, but he maintained that the association represented the workmen, and there were 36 colliers present on the occasion when the resolution was passed. And as to being in touch with the people, he asked had Mr Jenkins such a sjlendid record as Mr Jones Griffiths? (A voice Yes.") He would be glad to hear it. (Voices, Too personal" and" Oh, oh.") It was to that record, and that record aW.o, that Mr Jones Griffiths owed his electi v. 'L.ey onlv honestly did their duty, and ht- w .^ed tLe preside t or any- body else to say that they had gone 01: ide the rules in what they had done. Were they to be stigmatised as an unscrupulous clique of nobodies? MrGriftithsdidnotput himself forward as a labour ■jandidat •• It was the comrru'te.s of the Penygraig Labour and Liberal Association that brought him out, and it was only after considerable pressure had been brought to bear upon him that he con- consented to stand. Mr T. P. Jenkins should have considered when he made those very strong remarks that it was to this association, and this association only, that he was indebted for his present posit on, and was he to turn round and say that the very men who placed him in that position were mere nobodies? In conclusion he proposed that due notice of this resolution be given L all the gentlemen who were present at the last meeting, and that it be placed on the agenda for the next meeting. Mr Howells—Was it on the agenda last time ? The Secretary-No. Mr Horton-That is beside the question altogether. Mr John Hughes, Penygraig, supported Mr Horton's view,and said that they might think that the president was a man of more importance than the association, but they must remember this, that other people had their feelings as well as the president, and he assured them that although they might rescind the vote of censure passed at the last meeting, still they would only offend a con- siderable section of the association. He simply warned them, and then let them take the conse- quences upon their own heads. quences upon their own heads. Mabon, M.P., hoped that no threats would be I used. Mr Hughes—I am not using threats. I am simply telling you that there is a strong feeling in the district, and if you rescind the resolution vou will snffer. (Oh, oh.) Mr T. Williams, grocer, Tonypandy, protested against the threats used. I Mr Horton asked for Mr Williams' credentials. The Secretary-I have not the credentials of ene-third of the members of the association, so I that he is in the same position as the majority. Mr Williams wished to know the name of the proposer and seconder of the vote of censure. Mabon did not think that would be tair. They need not enter into personalities in the matter. (Hear, ben.) Mr Horton said both the proposer and seconder were accredited representatives of Penygraig. Mr John Edwards, Cwmpark, seconded Jlr Hor- ton's amendment, and said he did uot see why they could not withdraw the resolution. Mr T. P. Jun- iius was aaptendid man at the wheel. He depreca- ted the tendency amoot workmen to cast aspersions opon people of their own class who might bappeu to climb a little. They bad succeeded in fretting thtir men into arliament. Tt ey h.d succeeded inLeltitiL, theco on the beach and t.fQ they turned to ciy to take them down again. (Hear, hear.) Mr Lemuel Charles did not like the threats thst led been used. It was not a proper spiiit. Air Jenkins had done more for the asFO.iiition than any 400 members in the district. (Hear, bear.) Mr W. Abraham, M.P., (Sfabin) suggested that it would be better totceept the amendment, and to place the question of rescinding the resolution noou the agenda for consideration at the next meeting. If they succeeded by a majority in rescinding the resolution, without a majority of the whole associa- tes being present, they might find that at the next meeting a motion woold be brought forward for the rescinding of that resolution again. Bat if they Rate fair notice to bring all the representatives of the association to discuss the matter fairiy. then what- ever was passed woold be entitled to respect aa the ikul decision of the association. Let the matter go before the constituency, 80 that they might select representatives from each district, and those might come there fully prepared to disccss the matter. If they wished, let them first of all disoaas the matter at home. and send resolutions here. There was ne question abont it, a resolution censuring the presid- ent was an impoitant one, bat if they rescinded that resolution w-thout the concurrence of the whole association, he scarcely thought it would be satis- factory. If they considered it in an amicable spirit, becoming bretu ea, be hoped that the ^euygraig friends would see the ntilitr of having the re- soluioa withdrawn for h books. Several members exposed regret M the strong xwnazks made by the president as to the uncrupaious eliQaeof nobodies. Mr Thomas Llewellyn and Mr Howells immediate- ly fell in with the suggestion of Mr Abraham, and fit Horton said he personally would do his utmost to iadnce the oomittee of which he was a representative to agrae with those views. He incidentally referred I to the gentlemen who were present in strong force to-night in favour of Mr T. P. Je'ikins. Mr Williams Does it not ap;jiy to the last meet- ing as well ? I Mr Horton: Not that I am aw*re of. To M«ht th^re are three reporters present, and t '»i<? a>-e vH.tl'-n'cn pres.nt who have not been here for lil month's pres.nt who have not been here for 12 month's befo:e. Mr Jenkins ougllt to iu; induced to the apologise for the r.u;aik?ho inut made. Mr W. Evaus, secretary, said otit great objection he bad to allow this resolution t: stand in abeyir.ee for thred weeks was thie-tlle financial ye,r was closing, or ought to close, in three weeks, and how could Mr Jenkins ask for subscrip- tions when there was a vote of censure hanging over his head ? Mr Jenkins had already collected this year, with some little aid from himself, the sum of R120 towards the funds of the association. He hoped that their legislators would, in their wisdom, before long see the importance of providing for the pay- ment of members of parliament, bat nntil then it was absolutely nt-ccessarv that they. as honourable men, should provide funds for the mailt ziance of their labour representative in parliament. (Applause). He was very sorry that this resolution was passed at the last meeting. He tbongbt at that time that Mr Jenkins bad erred a little, but iu recognition of the brilliant services be had rendered, he thought they were dealing harshly with him in the face of the time, money, and energy Mr Jenkins had spent on behalf of the Association. Mr Horton had reft-rred to the presence of a gentleman who had been absent for 12 mohths. He was very pleased to see that gentleman (Mr Thomas Llewelyn) present and he hoped that others who had not been seen amongst them for the last 12 months Iwould be seen amongst them again very often. The resolution submitted to them that evening bad been passed at a regularly constituted branch of the association, and it was forwarded to him last week. Mr Horton Was it on the agenda ? The Secretary Yes, and I placed it before the chairman in the same way as I did the Penygraig resolution before. Mr Horton But was it sent out on the cir- culars ? The Secretary No, it was too long. I hope every one present will see the wisdom, necessity and pru- dence of rescinding that resolution. We are all aware that Mr Jenkins is somewhat strong-headed and hot-tempered, bnt his services to the associa- tion have been such that we ought certainly not to ignore them. Mr John Hughes, Penygraig, said Mr Jenkins ought not to have called persons who were as much sixteen ounces to the pound" as himself by such terms as unscrupulous clique of nobobies." The Chairman said this was a momentous question, and he felt his position most keenly. He feared that if they went on with such a matter as this it would be a fight between the friends and enemies of Mr Jenkins, and the association would suffer in con- sequence. Was the suggestion of their member not worth consideration ? Would it not be advisable to at once call a special meeting to consider the question, and deal with it finally, so that they might again become one body, working harmoniously in support of Labour representation in Parliament? (Appplanse.) The suggestion was then adopted, a speoial meet- ing to be held that day fortnight. Mr Horton expressed a belief that a slight ex- pression of regret from Mr Jenkins would heal the matter. (Applause.) On the the motion of Mr John Hughes, Peny- graig, seconded by Mr T. Thomas, Treorky, it was decided to urge the local committees to make col- lections during the present month towards tha association funds, and hand over the money to the treasurer before the 3rd instant.
GLAMORGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. MEETING AT NEATH. ;t .J APPOINTMENT OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEES. RESOLUTION IN FAVOUR OF I. PONTYPRIDD. s An adjourned provisional meeting of the Glamorgan County Council was held at Neath on Thursday last under the presidency of Sir Hussey Vivian, Bart., M.P. Only three members were absent. The following members were elected Organizing and Standing Orders Committees :— Gower:—Alderman J. T. D. Llewelyn; Coiui- i cillors W. Williams, John Powell, and E. H. Hedley, Aldermen Rees and Harris; Councillor Simms, Councillor Daniel, and Councillor | Penrice. Rhondda:—Alderman W. Morgan, Alder- man William Jenkins, Alderman J. Jones Griffiths, and Councillor D. Evans, Bodringall", Council- lors W. H. Matthias, William Williams, 11. Morris, and E. S. Edwards. East Glamorgan :-Councillor H. W. Martin, Alderman Aaron Davies, Councillor H. Anthony, and Councillor Henry Hopkins, Councillor W. J Jili, Councillor Jones Roberts, Alderman W. H. Morgan, and Alderman David Lewis. Mid-Glamorgan:—Councillor Pendarves Vivian, Alderman Hunter, Councillor H. P. Charles, and Councillor James Bell, Councillor Charles Evan Thomas, Councillor Pendarves Vivian, Alderman Davies, and Councillor J. N. Moore. Merthyr and Aberdare :-Alderman Thomas Williams, Alderman D. P. Davies, Councillor R. H. Rhys, and Councillor J. Jenkins Alder- man T. P. White, Councillor 11. H. Rhys, Coun- cillor W. T. Crawshay, and Alderman G. James. South Glamorganshire:— Alderman Thomas Rees, Councillor J. Blandy Jenkins, Councillor Rees, Councillor J. Blandy Jenkins, Councillor J. S. Corbett, and Councillor Robert Forrest. Alderman Cory, Councillor Henry Lewis, Councillor O. H. Jones, and Councillor Evan Evans. In connection with the next place of meeting, the Pontypridd Local Board issued a circular, signed by Rev. D. W. Williams (chairman) and Mr H. LI. Grover (clerk), the gist of which has already appeared in these columns. Mr J. Blandy Jenkins moved a resolution to the effect that the April and November meetings of the council should be held at Pontypridd, and the July and October meetings in Neath. Mr it. H. Rhys favoured a proposal to refer the matter to a committee, as he had alwavs inclined to the belief that the meetings should be moveable. Mr C. E. Thomas said that Pontypridd was too inaccessible by rail to suit many of the coun- cillors, and in any case they ought to know if the I people of Pontypridd were willing to provide proper accommodation. Mr Walter H. Morgan, having quoted the railway time-tables to show that the Mr Thomas's deductions were not justifiable, said that full and proper accommodation would be provided. Mr R. Forrest pointed out that a councillor from Swansea could leave at 8.40 a.m. and arrive I in Pontypridd at 11.4 a.m. Leaving Pontypridd at 4.27 p.m. he could be in Neath at 7.45, and Swansea 8.15 p.m. Mr Thomas Freeman (Llandilo, Talybont) said that the first train from the western district reached Swansea at 9.15 a.m.—(laughter)—and the last train back left Swansea at 5.45 p.m. Therefore, these members would have to spend two days in getting to Pontypridd. Mr Lewis asked if it would be legal to hold the meetings in Cardiff, and the Chairman replied that it would. Mr H. O. Fisher remarked that whatever decision they arrived at they would find that the railway companies would certainly afford them facilities. (Hear, hear.) After further discussion, it was decided to determine where the next meeting only should take place, and, by a show of hands, 42 voted in favour of Pontypridd, as against 36 in favour of Neath. The proceedings then terminated.
LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the above Board was held on Wednesday afternoon, at the Vestry Hall, Ponty- pridd, under the temporary presidency of Mr S. Shiption, Clerk.—On the motion of Mr Idris Wil- liams, seconded by Mr H. Abraham, Mr J. W. Jones was unanimously re-elected chairman; and. on the motion of Mr W. W. Phillips, seconded by the Rev B.Lloyd, Mr Idris Williams was re-elected vice. chairman.—The uarians committees were appointed; aud the general bnsiness of the board proceeded with.-A report of the proceedings will appear in onr next issue. A REAL TREAT FOR BREAKFAST.—Harris' MILD CUR1 D BACON. Try it. 75, Taff Street, Pontvf pridd.
Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. I'o't gol.ebiiwfhiin. '11) I> aufon i'r Swyd'lfa. ANERCHIAD A draddodwyd ar gvHwyniad tystebi W. Steward, Ysw., ar ei ymadawiad o Penrliiwfer i fod yn brif arolygwr Glofeydd Treharris, Nos Wener, Ionawr 11, 1889. Pwy yw yr hWll sy'n deilwng o Ei gyfiawn anrhydeddu ? Pwy yw y dyn sy'n haeddu'n wir 0 gael ei gyllawn barchu ? I bwy cyflwynir teyrnged serch Yn rhwydd gan ei gyd-ddynion,— Y deyrnged o addurnol fri Mewn costfawr wych anrhegion. Mae'r hwn sy'n haeddu hyn i fod Yn ddyn o rhyw ddylanwad Yn wasanaethgar yn ei fro, A dysglaer ei gymeriad; Yn ddyn a'i weithred gyd a'i air Yn ddarlun o gysondeb A'r hwn canfyddir yn diffael Ei galon ar ei wyneb. Mae llawer un trwy ffawd a lwe Yn derbyn testimonial, A i enw'n fwy o felldith nag 0 fendith yn ei ardal Anrhegir ambell walch diwerth A phyrsiad mawr o arian,- Rhoi'r iddo watch i fod yn batch Ar ei gymeriad aflan. Ond gwrthrych teilwng yma gawn I'w Ion anrhegu heno Teilyngdod, heb ddim gwall na rhith, Mae'r dysteb yn arwyddo; Nid ffol bentyru clod a bri Ar hurtyn raid o'n hanfodd, Ond dangos ein hedmygedd llwyr I wron wnawn o'n gwirfodd. Os af i ganmol Steward gu, Niwn pa le i ddechreu Ac os dechreuaf, n'siwr i chwi Ni thawaf tan y boreu Beth bynag wna'i mewn unrhyw gylch 'R oedd hyny ganddo'n gyfraith, Sef gwneuthur pobpeth yn ddiffael Mor agos allai'n berffaith. Eangder anghyffredin oedd I'w gylch o ddefnyddioldeb, Wrth wneud daioni dangos wna'i Bob amser fawr ddoethineb Achos addysg, cwyn y tlawd, Lief gweddwon a'r anghenus, Pob achos da, beth bynag oedd, A helpai yn ddiesgus. Mil gwerthfawrocach nac vw'r aur A'r perlau mwyaf costus Yw amser-ond ei dreulio'n iawn Mae'r tal yn anrhydeddus Gwerth amser wyr ein gwron'n' dda, Ac hefyd ffordd i'w dreulio, A heno rhoddwn iddo Watch I'w gadw heb ddiffygio. Mae hon yn Watch, d'oes yn y byd Ei gwell am gadw amser, Fe sonir am gloc mawr Caerdydd, Mae hon yn well o'r haner 'Greenwich time" oedd Standard pawb Ar amser braidd yn mhobman, Rhaid tewi'n awr, Treharris time" "'i:' A reoleiddia'r cyfan. Aiff mynydd Penrhiwfer i'r mor, I'r Aipht aiff mynydd Gilfach, Bydd Craig y Ddinas mewn mawr frys I neidio eto'n mhellach Anghofir enwau cewri'r byd, Beth bynag fyddo'n standard, Cyn byth anghofir yr un pryd Am enw William Steward. Fe gwyd Steam Pits yn Mhenrhiwfer Dunelli o aur melyn, A thousand *■ isr>er day 0 aur A-dfl-iv- tnvy Pwll y Cortyn A'r dyu duwiolaf yn y byd A dry yn berffaith blrtckcuard," Cyn peidir talu parch a chlod m I'r anwyl William Steward. Yn Nghymru ca'dd ein gwron wraig, Hon anrhydeddwn heno Ffaelodd wel'd n'ei wlad ei hun R'un ferch oedd gymwys iddo Ca'dd etifeddes dlos a hirdd, Fel lili loeyw lanwecL., Gwrandewch ddymuniad ola'r bardd, Hei lwc y caiff etifedd. AFAON ERYRI. Tonyrefail.
I i' CYFARCHIAD I Mr Thomas Rees, Butcher's Arms, Penygraig, ar ei urddiad yn aelod anrhydeddus o Urdd yr Odyddion. Hir a liafaidd fo'th flynyddau I fwvnhau'r anrhydedd hon, Mae'r Odyddion yn unfrydol Yn gyflwyno i ti'n lion Yn serchiadau' h ;yd aelo< an Dring ymlaen o ris i ris, E nw'n addurn i'r gymdeith as .q" Fyddo enw Thomas Rees. Dim ond ernes fach o la wer, Fo'r anrhydedd newydd hon, Na foed terfyn ar eu derbyn I addnrno'th hawddgar fron; Anrhydeddus fyddo'th fywyd, Gwynfyd hyfryd fyddo d'oes, Llwyddiant a ddilyno'th lwybrau Heb un golid, cur, na chroes. 'R ydwyt wedi cyraedd eisioes Safle uchel-dos ymlaen, Pob anrhydedd a enilli Fyddo'n bur a diystaen; tfT Mae pinaclau uchel eto j"#:I(" Yn dy wahodd fry i'r lan, n'o Lie dysgwylia'th gyd aelodau Dy wel'd yn sangu yn y man. Tonyrefail. AFAON ERYBI.
LLINELLAU COFFADWRIAETHOL Am William Evans, Mab Evan a Harriet Evans, Ty To, Tonyrefail, yr hwu a fu farw Awst laf, 1888, yn 14 oed. Creulawn, creulawn ydwyt angau, Am yspeilio'n daear ni O'i thrysorau gwerthfawrocaf- 0 bob gwrthrych sydd o fri; Ond tawelwn wrth ystyried Mae cenadydd wyt i'r nef, Cludo wnei anwyliaid Iesu I'w ei fynwes gynes Ef. Willie-do, yspeiliwyd dithau 0 afaelion tad a mam, t. Eu hoff eilun oeddit ganddynt, tA. Manwl wylient na chaet gam; Eu gobeithion bwyntiai ynot, Fel mae chwerw oedd y loes, Anhawdd tewi r'ol dy golli, Peidio grwgnach sydd yn groes. Ffyrdd Rhagluniaeth sydd yn geimion, Methi wna'r gynhyrfus fron Roddi ateb i'r gofyniad- "I ba beth bu'r golled hon?" Cyn adferu'r ol unpolled, Dyma golted drom drachefn,- "'R Hwn a roddodd a gymerodd, Ymfoddlonwn i'w ei drefn. Ei hawddgarwch oedd yn swynol, Dengar oedd ei wenau lion, Mordlideimlad ydoedd angau'n Yn auelu saeth i'w fron Diniweidrwydd ao addfwynder ( Oeddynt addurniadau'i wedd, Trwm oedd rhoi'r fath ragoriaethau 0 dan gleidir oer y bedd. Marw gefaist, Willie dirion, Os marw ydyw dechreu byw- Bwy yn nghartref yr angylion, Lie nad aiff ei wedd yn wyw Byw yn ieuanc yn dragwyddol Heb fyth ofni dyddiau blin, Bwyta ffrwythau pren y bywyd, A chael yfed nefol win. Tonyrefail. AFAON ERYRI.
LINES Composed by a young lady friend, aged 15 years, on the death of Thomas Edward (Tommy), in- fant son of Mr and Mrs John Morgan, Bryn- tirion, Caerphilly, February 5th, 1889. Six months ago, on one bright autumn morn, Into this weary world a little child was born, And 'twas with hope and gladness, happiness and joy That everybody welcomed a lovely baby boy. 'Twas an angel fair who carried him into this world of woe, To be a tiny sunbeam upon this earth below, An angel who had floated straight from the heavens above, And whose white crystal wings were lined with golden love. So bright were his surroundings, so full of life and joy, And everybody loved so much that darling baby boy; But ere six months were ended, in spite of love and care, His little spirit passed away to realms more bright and fair. And when the snowdrops came again, on one still wintry day, His tiny eyes closed softly, his short ilife ebbed away, Just like a little hot-house flower, which forced to thrive too soon, At length sinks tired and lifeless, beneath its weight of bloom. And in the calm of evening there floated from above, An angel who around him placed soft wings of sheltering love, And carried Little Tommy beyond the azure skies, Where as a baby angel he lives in paradise. S.S.
Rhondda Police Court. Monday.-Before the Stipendiary, Messrs. D. W. Davies and T. P. Jenkins. DRUNK AT HEOLFACH.—Absalom Randall was charged with being drunk on the 23rd February, when in charge of a horse and cart. Had to lift him into the cart, and get a man to take him home.-Fined 15s. A CURSING AND SWEARING DRUNKARD AT TRE- HERBERT.—JosephKethrington was charged byP.C. Poyntz, with being drunk in Bute Street on the 4th February. He was cursing 'and swearing.— Fined 5s. BASTARDY AT CLYDACH VALE.—William Jones was summoned to show cause why he should not contribute towards the support of the illegitimate child of Mary Ann Davies. The girl was in de- fendant's father's service, andjdefendant courted her for 18 months. He had gone to AmbErica, and promised to send for the girl. To pay 3s a week, with the usual costs and expenses. DRUNK AND INCAPABLE AT PENTRE.-ThomasEvans was charged by P.C. Davies with being drunk on Sunday morning. He was lying down in Queen Street, cursing and swearing. Picked him up, but he was not able to stand. Took him to the station.-Fined 10s. William Lewis was also charged with being drunk in Queen Street on Sunday morning. He refused his name and ad- dress.-Fined 10s. A "MAD MAN" IN TpEHERBEKT.—Robert Car- penter was charged by P.C. Poyntz with being drunk on Sunday night. He was called to the Welcome Home to turn defendant out, who was very drunk and quarrelsome. Took hold of him to eject him, and he raised his fist and struck him on the chest a hard blow. He was like a mad man when in drink.—Fined 10s. COWAKDLY ASSAULT AT TREOSKY.—David Wil- liam Edwards was charged with wounding Wil- liam HoweMs.—Compla-inant, a haulier, said last Saturday week he was at the Stag public hov.se, about 10 o'clock. He saw Edwards in the her. He struck a man twice. Asked him could he not talk to a man without striking him. De- fendant asked Will you take his place ?" Told him no. Complainant turned his head, and defendant threw a pint measure at him, or struck hi:n with it while holding it in his hand he could not say which. The blow stunned him, cut his cheek under the right eye, and he bled very much. They had been friends.—Joseph Bebb, driver, said he was present and saw de- fendant knock Howells with a pint. The pint measure was broken to pieces. Howells fell down senseless. Defendant was drunk, but com- plainant was quite sober.-Fined 40s. ANO-HCH AFFILIATION CASE AT CLYDACH VALE.— Charles Pearce was summoned to show cause why he should not contribute to the support of the illegitimate chi'd of Eleanor Evans.—To pay 3jü, usual costs, and expenses. DANGEROUS COUPLE AT BLAENRHONNDDA.—Her- bert Mitchell and Richard Morgan were. charged with assaulting George Jones. Mitchell did not appear. Complainant, a master haulier, said on Monday week he was coming out of the Blaen- rhondda Hotel. Morgan came and laid hold of him by the collar, and asked him to try him. Refused. Then Mitchell took hold of him, and said I'll take Morgan's place." Mitchell pushed him down. He got up, went about ten yards, and Mitchell struck him in-the mouth, knocking him in the mouth, throwing him down. They had paid him 20s between them.-A.S. Llewellyn said they were continually assaulting people, and carried a lump of lead with them on a string.- Mitchell wa fined 20s and costs, and Morgan to pay the costs. j "HE WAS KNOCKED DOWN" AT DINAS.—Daniel Matthews was charged with assaulting David Jones.—Complainant said he was at Porth on Friday week. He saw defendant standing before a shop. Asked David how he was, and he answered that when he was going over Porth bridge both overtook him, and walked with him. David wanted Daniel to fight complainant, who said he was quite willing if they would meet some- time. He was walking with his hands in his pockets, and a pipe in his mouth. He was knocked down by a blow between his eyes by one of them, but be did not known which. He heard David tell Daniel to let into him. After he got up Daniel struck him several times on his face. Both of his eyes were closed in consequence. He I ran back without a hat to Porth.—Fined 20s each. A VIOLENT WOMAN AT PONTYPRIDD.—Hannah Morris was charged with wounding Elizabeth Wiltshire. Complainant, the wife of a lodging- house keeper, said defendant was lodging at their house. On Sunday morning she noticed defend- ant had had drink. She abused and quarrelled with her, and threw a cup and saucer down on the floor. Told her to leave the things alone. She went into another room, defendant followed, laid hold of a tin jack (produced), and knocked her several times on the head with it. She was covered with blood from the wounds inflicted. Dr Jenkins attended her. A man took the can from her.—P.C. Jones said he went to the house, and saw defendant sitting by the fire half drunk. Found Mrs Wiltshire in another room. In answer t,) the charge, defendant said complainant threw a bason at her, and she then hit complain- ant with the tin.—Fined 20s, or fourteen days, imprisonment. STEALit; t A GLASS AT PENTRE.-Louisa Neath- way, of Ferndale, was charged with stealing a drinking glass. Mary Harris, wife of John Harris, of the Woodfield Hotel, said she missed a drink- ing glass from the parlour that morning. The glass produced was the one she lost. It was in the parlour at 12 o'clock. She had not missed it when the sergeant brought it in. Defendant went into the parlour, and called for a noggin of whisky between three of them.-P .S. Loyns said defendant came into that court with the glass in her pocket behind. He asked her what she had in her pockst, and she said "Nothing." Told her she might as well pull it out. She took out the glass. Told her he suspected she had stolen it, but she said No, I brought it from my brother- in-law's." Left her in the court in charge, and went to make inquiry. Found a glass had been stolen from the Woodfield Hotel.-Fined 5s.
PERFORMANCE OF ETHEL WYN AT POmPRlBD. On Thursday evening, the 28th ult., a numer- ous audience assembled at Penuel Chapel, Ponty- pridd, to listen to a performance of the pretty temperance cantata Ethel Wyn," (by Hugh Davies, A.C., Pencerdd Maelor," Ruabon.) The choir taking part in the performance was that of the Band of Hope of the chapel, under the leader- ship of Mr John Lewis, who, with others, takes a lively interest in this plausible organization for the young in connection with that place of wor- ship. We have never before had an oppor- tunity of making any reference to Mr Lewis' abilities as a musical conductor. This was, we think, his first effort at wielding a baton in public, but from the creditable manner in which he acquitted himself on the occasion of his debut, we venture to predict that his talents, both as vocalist and conductor, bid fair to develope into a degree aiming directly towards perfection. To so young a leader we will say, by way of en- couragrment —"Excelsior, friend." The choir was sustained during the evening by Miss Pollie Rowland (soprano), Miss E. A. Morgan (contralto), and Mr D. Evans (Dewi Dar) as tenor, but Mr John John (Alawydd), who was announced as bass, for some reason or other failed to put in an appearance. The artistes who did take part, however, acquitted themselves most proficiently, and strongly backed up as they were by the choir, the entire proceedings were of an appreciative and enjoyable character. The chair was occupied by the Rev W. Lewis, minis- ter, whose remarks in opening and closing were characteristic of pertinence and practicability. He referred in gratifying terms to the Band of Hope at Penuel, and was pleased with the general progress it was making. The programme opened with the chorus "Nid oes un peth yn y byd," by the choir followed by Dewi Dar singing Cartref dedwydd, and Mr Evan Richards with Mab y bragwr." The choir then gave Mae clvchau yr eglwys yn canu," and Misses Annie Williams, S. J. Evans, and M. K. Llewelyn rendered a trio Dros dymhor bu Huw Meurig" followed by the choir in Mae gormod o ganmol" and Pob cysur fel aderyn ffodd," the solo in the latter being taken by Miss M. K. Llewelyn. The quartette, Tywyllu wnaeth y Nos," was next rendered by Miss A. Williams, Miss M. K. Llewelyn, Messrs R. Davies and J. T.Llewelyn; and Miss Annie Williams gave the solo "Pa beth awnaf?" The Choir followed with Wedi dirfawr afrad- lonedd and Misses Annie Williams and S. J. Evans sang the duett Mae'r Meddwyn yn diwygio." Mr David Williams rendered the solo Gwnai swn yr emyn followed by the chorus Mae baner wen dirwest"' by the Choir. Dewi Dar having given the solo Diolchaf o'm calon," the first part of the concert concluded with the Choir rendering the chorus, Mae pob peth yn newydd." The second part of the proceedings was devoted to miscellaneous pieces, as follows :—Song "Rom- anny Lass," Dewi Dar; song Children's home," (encored), Miss Pollie Rowland song The river of time," Miss E. A. Morgan, (encored) song Llam y cariadau," (encored), Dewi Dar song Miss Pollie Rowland and song Breuddwyd y frenhines," Miss E. A. Morgan. We should not omit to add that Mrs C. Morgan, Bronwydd, and Miss L. Morgan, The Grove, were the accom- panists.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents. THE RHONDDA TRAMWAY COMPANY. To th i Elitor of the "Chronicle SIK,—Kindly allow me a small space in your paper to answer ao"ie of "Reaurgam's" observations in your last is-n". Wuy is he taking up the cudgel in defence of the u-itnway company, and persecuting so much the brakesmen in their endeavours to earn an honest living ? Can he give an iustance of any remark made by the deputation to the Local Board of stopping the tram3 to run ? The only thing the deputation required was getting the roads pat in proper repair. Then it would not be daugerou9 to ride in the breaks no more than the trams. As regards the Sunday traffic, it was only very recently that the tramway company ap- plied for powers to run on Sundays. Further, if "Resurgam has the mauliuess to sign his name to his next epistle, I will be open to argue the points with him upon any remarks that he has referred to in his last letter. If be.-has not the manliness to put his name and address to his letter, 1 don't think him worthy of taking up public matters. I don't care about fighting with a man behind the bush. Trcsting that he will come out in the next issoe under hia tru e CLioars, I remain, « YOULS truly, 20. Gyfeillon Road, GEORGE LUCAS. Pontypridd, t March 5th, 1839.
ALLEGED STEALING FHOI A DRAPER'S SHOP AT PENTRE. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A RESPECT- ABLE-LOOKING WOMAN. At Ystrad Police C iurt on Monday, (before Messrs D. W. Davies and T. P. Jenkins), Ann Morgan, a respectable looking woman, was charged with steal- ing two silk handkerchiefs, vR.ln" 78 6d each, from the shop of Mr Williams, draper, Pentre, on Saturday nisiht. Walter Williams. Llewellyn Street, Pentre, said he missed two silk kerchiefs from a box on a recess counter in his shop. He served defendant in an. other part of the shop. Kate Evans said she was ic the shop, and saw defendant with a woman in the shop. Saw her take a silk hankerchief from a box on the counter, cni put it under her shawl, and afterwards ptt it into her pocket. She told a woman in the shop what she I al seen. Myfanwy Williams, assistant in the shop, said from what was told her she followed defendant to her house, but did not speak to her. P.C. Davies arrested her, but found nothing of the miaaing articles in her house. Discharged, the evidence not being sufficient to warrant a conviction.
STEAMSG FLANNBL AT PENTRE. THE EFFECTS OF DRINK. At the Pontypridd Police Court, on Wednesday, (before the Stipendiary, Mr Godfrey Clarke, and Mr C. J. Jones), Edward Davies, a respectable looking man, waa charged with stealing a roll of flannel, the property of Mr Thomas Evans, draper, Pentre. Prosecutor said the toll of shirting flannel produoed by P.C. Lewis was his. On Saturday it was stand- iuK on a pile of goods outside his shop. He saw it safe about a half past nine, and miased it a few minutes after. He immediately gave information to the police. Had known defendant a long time. He had been a customer of hia, and he always found him honest. Did not remember seeing bim in his shop on Saturday night. He lived about two irilea from the shop. P.C. Lewi3 said on Tuesday night he went to defendant's lodgings, 23, Tyntyla. Road. Said to defendant I want yon, yon are charged with stealing a roll of flannel, of the valus of 30s, from the shop 01 Mr Evans." He replied I was druck I did not know what I was doing I remember I had a piece of flannel. I did not know where I had it. I did take it, that is what I am sorry about; I I cannot find theflannol." Pointed to a box in his his room, and asked him if it was hii box. He said Yes." Then aaked him to open it. He replied It will be no use, you will not find it in this house." Asked him where it was then? He replied he did not know. After a short time he said "Well. I think I had better tell you where it is it is down in the (owl's cot" ,'<oth went there, and delctida'it pointed to a bundle in an old box on the floor. It was the flannel now produced. Defendant said "I am very sorry I uever did any thicR" lilte it before." ■ Ftued 40s, ur iu default, one month's imjiiiion. ment.
Ti:v HAKRI.S" 2/- TEA.-No Finer in the world at the price. A mixture of China, Indian, and Cey- lon.—75, Talf Street, Pontypridd.
YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of this Board was held OIt: Monday afternoon, at the Public Offices, Pentre, when there were present:—Mr W. Morgan (in the chair), Revs. W. Lewis, W. Morris, and J. S. Edwards, Messrs W. Jenkins, W. W. Hood, D. Thomas, and S. H. Williams. The Clerk (Mr W. G. Howell) remarked that he- thought that some standing order ought to be made with reference to the granting of schools for purposes other than those of education. At present there seemed to be no regular system with regard to the granting of schools, and some paid and others did not for the use of the same. Rev. W. Morris fully agreed that something waa necessary,and had thought of bringing the matter forward. Mr W. Jenkins proposed that the clerk put the subject on the agenda for the next meeting of the building committee. i This was agreed to. ? CONTINUATION SCHOOLS. The Clerk read the copy of a petition in favour- of urging upon the Government the necessity of establishing continuation schools as an integral part of the educational system. In the course of the arguments set forth in the petition it is con- tended that as the age at which children leave day schools is lowering year by year, and unless, facilities are offered them to enter a continuation- school, the teaching of the day school is soon for- gotten. Rev. W. Morris thought the Board might well adopt it. The country generally was of 11 opinion that some such schools were necessary, and the Royal Commission had reported favourably upon it. Mr Hood did not object to the principle, but remarked that according to the petition it was- asked that children should be kept in school until they were 13, and that was contrary to the system, adopted in this district. Rev. W. Lewis suggested that the matter be postponed until the next meeting, and in the meantime they might make enquiries. The Chairman remarked that there might be no harm in the school management committee taking it into consideration, and reporting at the next meeting. Rev. W. Morris proposed, and the Rev. J. S. Edwards seconded, that the chairman's suggestion be adopted. Mr Hood quite agreed with everything contained in the petition with the exception of the clause mentioned. Rev. W. Lewis said there might be other matters which it would be well to look into. After some little further discussion, the motion. was adopted. FINANCE. Mr S. H. Williams submitted the finance com mittee's report, which showed the cash in hand to be £3,556 15s 4d. Payments that day, £ 985 9s 9d. Mr W. Jenkins, in accordance with notice of motion, proposed that application be made to the Local Board of Health for accommodation to keep. the clerk's books and documents in the same building as the office. At present, he remarked, they had the use of the board room and one other room, and he thought it advisable that all books and documents should be there,so that they might be inspected at any time under proper regulations- Rev. W. Lewis asked if Mr Jenkins would denne what the board wanted. Mr Jehkins said he thought the principal, additional accommodation wanted was the use of the strong room, so that documents might be kept, safely in case of fire. The Chairman—Would it not be well to leave the matter to Mr Jenkins to arrange with the: local board, as he is a member ? Rev. W. Lewis-Yes; let us pass this matter first. I beg to second Mr. Jenkins' motion. The resolution was carried, and on the motion of the Rev. W. Morris, seconded by Mr S. H. Williams, Mr Jenkins was asked to bring the-, matter before the local board.
Births.Ma.rria.ges,& Deaths BIRTH. PRICE.—On the 1st inst., at Taff Street, Pontypridd, the wife of Mr George Price, bill- poster, of a daughter. .9 DEATH. TREUMAN.—On the 26th ult, at Cymmer,Ann, wife of Mr Richard Truman,and granddauther of the Rev W. Evans, the patriarch minister of Ton- yrefail.—Deceased was interred on Monday at Tonyrefail.
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