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MARI GRUFFYDD WANTS TO WRITE ABOUT LOCAL MEN. Oar readers are all familiar with the quaint racy style of Mari Gruffydd, the able, if eccentric Duchess of Tonypandy. They will, therefore, doubtless welcome the appearance of the sketches of local public men which she now intends writing for the columns of the Chronicle; and they may rest assured that the charming old lady never wrote anything so piquant, humorous, and incisive as the forthcoming biographies, which will combine the imaginative and historical, and blend, in Man's wonderfully interesting style, solid fact with pure fiction. -0-
Early Upring Season jttft !ii cvui' ic ■: "iu i'jj.2 a j, • •• i V. f"i ,;v p R I L 1889.. ■w -i;, IV* -'L— m IJOHM EVJ.H3 & COMPANY, "L BEG TO STATE THAT THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS ARE NOW WELL-STOCKDD WITH t .1 i: !• V NEW GOODS SUITABLE FOR EARLY SPUING:- Silks, Underclothing, Handkerchiefs, Velvets, Curtains, Laces, d: Dresses, Linens, Gloves. Mantles, Calicoes "1: ';1, Hosiery. Jackets, Flannels, Jerseys, V .(", f ¡ r.. é ',t', i ■ Millinery, Oettonnes, Trimmings, Flowers, Art Muslins, ana Umbrellas. !*«! rV i-:i, 'V it 1! t) —— •« it An Early Visit will Oblige. ,'j, t. j :) 'j *:S. Pontypridd, April 9th la*9. v V1 0' TRAPNELL & CANE, j COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, J 1 u^i i 35 & 38, Queen-street, CARDIFF, r: u. Hold immense Stocks of every requisite for completely famishing, at a short notice, hoi^ses of any size. TRAPNELL AND GA SE, -j i • FOR. BEDSTEADS, Over 50 designs in all sizes to select from. The Inviccible Bedsteads, full size with two brass rails, gold ornamentation, 12s 6d; and the "Challenge, a massive bedstead, at 23 s 6d., are made specially for us, and canmt be obtained elsewhere—Best value in Cardiff. TRAPNELL AND GANE, t* Y' '/•-•if;' » FOR i -f- t 1 ".(i ,r. f BEDDING A large stock in special department of -si > guaranteed parity, Fall Size Wool Bed, uuBolster, and two Pillows, 8s 6d. Full size Spring Mattresses, 17s 6d each. Full size Feather Bed, 32s 6d. ,I'I,II, TRAPNELL & GANE, FOR DINING AND DRAWING-ROOM SUITES 'I A larger selection than any other firm, at prices ranging from Y,3 15s Od., to 40 .n. gtiineas. 'U ° —— t ■ ..8 tt.IJB t. F0R BEDROOM SUITES, .) '1 1,:1 FENDERS, • 0")" FIREIRONS, ■ 10 LINOLEUM, :V FLOORCLOTH, I'; ,,¡ I .,1:. CARPETS, s- RUGS, d. • 'Ji CURTAINS, 1 ,r and every requisite for furnishing. All goods marked in Plain Figures, so that purchasers may compare oor prices with other firms. See adYt. on Front Page of this Paper. TRAPNELL AND CANE, The Noted House Furnishers, 1 1" I .11 35 & 38, Queen Street, CARDIFF. And at Bristol [Established 70 years. IIi SILO AM, GYFEILLON. .'1:. CYNELIR EISTEDDFOD YN Y CAPEL UCHOD i DYDD GWENER GRUGLITH, 1889. i.. LLYWYDD— i HENADUR WALTER H. MORGAN. PRIF DDARN- I'r Cor, beb fod dan 30 o nifer, a gano yn orea yr Ac them,' Dyddiaa Dyn sydd fel Glaswelltyn," Gwobr JE5, a Baton hardd i'r Arvreinydd Bnddogol. t. I Yn yr hwyr bydd perfformiad o'r J Cantata, "Charles oJr Bala, J 0 dan lywyddiaeth y Pareh. Hogh P. JODes, PoTffi. The Editor is not reeponrible for the opiniobs of his Correspondents. Every communication mast lie accompanied by the name and address of the writex -not necessarily for publication, bat so. a gnaran- tee of good faith. We cannot undertake to retnrn rejectM oommnoicatioDs. No cotnaanication ttm be inserted if a duplicate is fornished to toy Ofmt faper. THE CAMBRIAN l Furnishing Co. NO. 27, THE HAYES, CAR D IFF, SUPPLY SOUND RELIABLE iFnmitiire AT LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES FOR CASH. 1 ;1.1 Feather Beds In Splendid Bordered Ticks 31s. 6d. Handsome Bedstead, With all Brass extended Footrail 2Cs. 6d Spring Mattresses, Strong and well-made 16s. lid. Bassinette Perambulator, With Rubber Tyred Wheels, and latest improvements, 27s. 6d. Well-made Parlour Suite In Leather, £3 19s. 6d. Our own make. Easy C hairs in Leather, 12s. lid. Our Goods are well-made. Onr Prices are the lowest. Call and see our goods, antl compare prices before purchasing. We defy Competition. Easy payments arranged to suit purchasers if required. -0- All goods Delivered Free within 50 miles. -0- NOTE THE ADDRESS- The Cambrian Furniture Co, 27, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. THE SOUTH WALES UNION BAHK, LIMITED. A BRANCH of this BANK will be opened very shortly at Pontypridd, ulider the manage- ment of Mr Morgan R. Williams, the District Manager. By Order of the Board, ''V'rr'H T. R. R. DAVISON, • —_ £ t £ geral Manager. Dated 19th March, 1889. THE ACCADEMY, 20a, Morgan-street, Ponty- pridd, E. DUNMOR EDWARDS, M.A., Master. PUPILS Specially Prepared at a Moderate Cost for Commercial Pursuits, Colleges, London University, Matriculation, Preliminary Law. Medical, and Pharmaceutical Examinations, &c, The QUARTER COMMENCES Monday, APRIL 1ST: TERMS, Ac., for Day Scholars and Private Pupils, may be bad on application. — ijoToicrE- i BRISTOL A WfiST OF ENGLAND BANK, LIMITED. 3WHE1H3Y of this Bank -will be opened on SAN»AE3^&S»^GEP?^S&y'1ISNNTws- daya and Fair Days, frem 10 to 3, under the managemMit of Ms R. A. Lkwis, of tbe Ponty- ridd Branch. -v WAJ?7^?Tm a .good strong GENERAL SER- VA^T.-ApplytoMrs EVANS, Junction Hotel, Aberdare Junction. V £ T°DENNFEIW COMFORTABLE RESI. iofioT S mmutes' walk of the Station. Garden and Stable.—Apply Walter H Morgan, Pontypridd. "W" A-OSTTED- PIT CARPENTER, To go to AMERICA, %rmanent Job.—Applv SfsSrand terms-40 INNING NUMBERS OF SALEI-A CHAPEL, LLANTWIT FARDRE, PRIZE DRAW- SI; SV5S,,20ir^9';4068' 13'480' 9'4<|9. 17,143 13,Mi 15 los a.\kol' In' 15'983' 5g0. 909, 9,357, 9,554, 2918' 9 211 hnf 9*2J?3'037' 13'435' 9-188,15^905,' 9,211, 3,005, 23,534, 11,714, 20,919, 9 53Q 3,049, 15,393, 15,375, 2,454, 13,764 11 050 lfi sqn' 15 n615' 155' la'°31' 6'69°' 15'°' 1'5,93'3' 6'736' 15,116. LOCAL SKETCHES „J. ( .OF ■ PUBLIC MEIT, 3. C" BY MARI GRUFFYDD u i AND OTHERS i i/a Will be published alternately with the Local Pulpit Sketches. Coedpenmaen Road, PONTYPRIDD. « 'I v? Messrs. H. S. Davies & Morgan a"ptoiSSA&jSs, Hotel, Pontypridd, on WEDNESDAY, THE 24TH FIVE 9' at 9GVen °'clock P-m-' all those Dwelling* Houses A/ • V (UNCOMPLETED) The property of Mr Chas. Cocks, builder, at Coedpenmaen Road. The whole is held under leases granted by Richard Bassett, Esq., for the term of 99 years from the 1st day of December, 1888, at the annual ground rent of £6 9s. 7!d. For further particulars apply to the Auction- eers, Old Post Office Chambers, Pontypridd or to jf Messrs. SPICKETT & SONS, Solicitors, Pontypridd. OUR ■ ■ LOCAL PULPIT: PEN AND INK SKETCHES, WITH OCCASIONAL PORTRAITS. J. f' j -r. >< A New Series of Interesting Sketches of the SHINING LIGHTS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS In this District will shortly appear < in the "d' ::¡ Columns of tbe v." -HiUa f( c ][I R ()..N I CL AU/ff ? (ii«(t.-if-'v. • i.. ,.i> Look out for the Visits of Our Special Reporters; Clergy and Ministers and their Sermons, Chapels And Churches, Congregations and Choirs will be DESCRIBED IN THE POPULAR STYLE Of the First Series which appearedin this Journal 'Mi '»U:o'%o^V years ago*
OUR LOCAL PULPIT SKETCHES. Alternately with Mari Gruffydd's lucu- brations will be published pen and ink sketches of the occupants of our local pulpit," forming a new series of the bio- graphical and descriptive articles which "took" so well in our columns a few years ago. There will be a slight variation from the rules of procedure then adopted, but the leading feature will be maintained, viz., that of paying It surprise visits" to the various chapels and churches, and giving an outline of what may be seen and heard on each occasion. o
THEATRICAL LICENSES AND THE SMOKING NUISANCE AT PONTYPRIDD. The letter from Mr H. Porcher, deputy clerk to the Pontypridd magistrates, which appears in another column, calls attention to the responsibility devolving upon the managers of local public halls, for the good behaviour of the audiences frequenting those places, it also points out that the smoking nuisance, which was complained of in last week's Talk in the Train" in the Ohronicle is in direct contravention of the wording of the licenses granted to the proprietors. The matter, therefore, becomes a serious one, and we hope the responsible persons who are un- mistakeably indicated in Mr Porcher's letter -will carry out the provision made for the due conduct of theatrical entertainments, and at the same time abate (or cause to be abated) what is to most people an abomi- nable nuisance. The police also might well assist the public in this matter. Ii 1 C 0 ? .1
THEATRICAL LICENSES IN TSE RHONDDA. While upon the subject of theatrica. licenses, we may as well ventilate another little aspect of the question. It is whispered that theatrical performances are allowed to take place in various parts of the district in halls which are not licensed for such pur- poses. The people who grant the use of the halls may not be aware that they are liable to prosecution in such cases, and it behoves them to guard against this. Some may possibly be labouring under the notion that all travelling companies have licenses of their own, but this is an error, as although people with moveable tents have licenses for per- forming in their own sheds, the companies which simply hire halls all over the country are not placed in a similar position. The only buildings that are licensed throughout this district are the following :—The Public all, Treherhert; Drill Hall, Pentre Assembly Rooms, Ferndale; Howard's Hall, Pontypridd; and the Town Hall, Ponty- pridd. -0-
PONTYPRIDD FREE LIBRARY. The multitudinous preliminaries con- nected with the erection of a building for the reception of the free library at Ponty- pridd continue to be gradually-very gradu- ally —painfully gradually—approaching ma- turity, At the last meeting of the Local Board, Mr W. J. Powell, the energetio sec- retary, attended on behalf of the committee with the view of clearing up the d ffioulty in regard to the s HD required for the contract over a.d above the amount sanctioned by the Local Government Board to be borrowed. The committee generously stepped into the breach, and offered to hold themselves res- ponsible for the exjesi. No sooner was this difficulty bridged than another bugbear, equally as omiuons, made its appearance in the announcement that the trustees of the Heath Estate had not yet signed rver the conveyance of the site to the committee. A hope was, however, expressed that this in- dispensable condition would be complied with in the course of a few days, so that the work of erection could be at once proceede « with, and thus bring wit in calculable dis- tance the realisation of a project wbi-h has been so long hanging fire.
SWITCHBACK ACCIDENT AT PONTYPRIDD. DANGEROUS EFFECrS OF LARKING. Abottt half-past ten on Monday night an awk- ward accident—fortunately not attended with serous TOFUltS-happened on Studi's switchback railway, Old Cabtle Market Yard, Pontypridd. F fteen or Bizteen yonn » fellows entered the car together, and began larking and pushing each other wbile the car was in motion. The result was that the car was overturned, and the occupants were thrown on the ground, but as it was at the lov- part of the undulating railway no one was aerionaiy injured, although several, if not all, of them were hurt about the ribll, arms, and various parts of the body. It is said that the car was somewhat orowded, but the occupants attribute the accident to their own larkiag.. r:
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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE PONTYPRIDD. SHORTHAND.—We are pleased to hear that Mr W. Parry, of Hawthorne, (and clerk at the Llan- wonno Vestry Hall Offices, Pontypridd), has just been awarded Pitman's Certificate of Proficiency in Phonetic Shorthand. PONTYPRIDD ACADEMY.- Messrs H. Edwards, Rhondda Chapel J. Edwards, Gelly, Ystrad H. Thomas, Noddfa, Treorky; W. J. Lewis, Rhondda Chapel; and D. C. Howells, Pontypridd, (all pupils of Mr E. Dunmor Edwards, M.A., Ponty- pridd Acadamy, 20a, Morgan Street), successfully passed last week the examination for admission to the Baptist College, Pontypool. All who know the difficulties with which most of these young men had to contend will heartily congratulate master and pupils on this very decided success. IMPORTANT TO LADIES.—Madams WOETH'S celebrated GUINEA CORSETS (Black 25s.) may be obtained from her Agents, JoaN F-VANS AND CO., PONTYPRIDP PORTH. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES were held with unasaal suc- cess on Sunday and Monday, at Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel, Porth, when the Revs. E. T. Jones, Blaeny- wann, St. Dogmells, and Charles Davies, Tabernacle, Cardiff, preached, the latter in the afternoon on Sunday. The chapel was overorowded on Sunday afternoon and evening, and the sermons by both rev. gentlemen were of a most powerfal and impressive character. The Rev. M. Edwards, minister of the chapel, conduoted the services, daring which substan- tial collections were made. SCHOLASTIC HONOURS.—Mr David Collier, (pupil of Mr H. W. Hnghes, Porth) took first place in the list of 14 candidates for admission to Ponty- pool Baptist College last week. Mr Collier is a native of Tonypandy, where his relatives are well- known and highly respected. CYMMER.. FUNERAL OF A PROMISING VOCALIST.—Mr John Jones, the young man who met with his death at Cymmer Colliery, was interred on Saturday at Cymmer, amid every manifestation of respect. The funeral procession was a most imposing one. The Cymmer Choral Union, together with a very strong contingent of the Ynyshir Choral Union, headed the cortege. All wore rosettes suitable for the occasion. Ovej 500 programmes were dis- tributed. The musical arrangements were in the hands of Mr Taliesin Hopkins, with the result that the singing was most effective. The Rev. D. Thomas, Cymmer, officiated, and delivered a most excellent and impressive sermon. Amongst others present were :-MrJ. Lewis, Tynycymmer Hall; and Mr T. Griffiths, Cymmer Colliery and Mrs Williams, Brynglas.-The floral tributes comprised three magnificent wreaths given by the choir, as well as others by friends.-Another writ es:—It is the desire of the parents of the late John Jones, who met with a fatal accident at the Cymmer Colliery, to make known to all the friends of the deceased their deepest gratitude, for the great sympathy shown during the circum- stances connected with the burial. The fact that 2,000 people presented themselves on the occa- sion speaks highly of the esteem in which the deceased was held. He was a bright member of the Porth and Cymmer Choral Society, the previous Thursday engaged in an active part in a concert which was held by the saicf choir in aid of the English Baptist funds. It is also the wish of his parents to express their thanks to the choir for the able part which they took at the funeral, and to acknowledge the effective and wise mode in which all was carried on during the proceedings. It was quite evident that the kind feeling displayed proved a source of consolation to the bereaved parents in the sad and mysterious trial that met them so unexpectedly. It is further their dssire to acknowledge the kindne63 shown by those who presented costly wreaths namely, the Choral Society, the Glee Party Society, Mrs Thomas, Rheola Inn, Mr J. Davies, Porth Hotel, Mr James Jones, Mr A. Williams, and the Ynyshir Choral Society. May the Giver of all goodness give his blessings to you all is the humble prayer of the parents of the,; late John Jones. YSTRAD RHONDDA. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening last a concert was held at Nebo Baptist Chapel, Ystrad Rhondda, in aid of placing at Treorky Cemetery a memorial stone over the grave of the late Mr Ted Hawkins, of this place. The deceased had taken an active part in the congregational singing in the neighbourhood. He was considered a good instrumentalist and conductor. He was killed at Bodringallt Colliery some months since through a stone falling upon him while at work. The following took part in the programme, which was well arranged, viz., Misses S. E. Parker, H. John, and Parry; Messrs D. Evans, T. Morgan, Pontypridd, &c. Mr John Llewellyn was the accompanist, and Mr C. Edmunds, manager, ably filled the chair on the occasion. We regret to say the attendance was not large. LLANTRISANT. A HAYRICK ON FIRE.-Shortly after mid-day on Monday a ire w%s discovered to have broken out in a rick at the Glyn Mychyddfawr Farm, near Llan- trisant,kept by a young mau named Thomas Williams. Valuable assistance was rendered by P.C. Rowe and P.C. 32, but despite all-efforts made, a stack of barley and straw was almost entirely destioyed, the damage being estimatpd at £12. The origin of the conflagra- tion is not kaown. BANKING FACILITIES.—An agency of the Bristol and West of England Bank (uoder the manage- ment of Mr R. A. Lewis, Pontypridd), was opened on Tuesday at the pose office, and will be attended we3kly on Tuesdays and fair days. TON YRE FAIL. RKCJG.VIH ;>N SKEVICES.—^The recognition services of the Rev D. Glyu Jones, as pastor of the Welsh Congregational Church, were held on Sunday and Monday, when there otticiated the Rev D.Thomas, Cymer; W. 1. Morris, Pontypridd; T. George, Dinas; J. Williams, Hafod; D. G. Williams, Ferndale. E. Gronow. Pontypridd; W. C. Davies, Llantrissant; D. S. JOlee, Porth; and Afadtt Thomie, Cymer the Revs D. Thomas and W. I. Morris delivered the usual "charges" to the pastor of the church. LLANHARRY. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—On Saturday evening a successful competitive meeting was held'at this place, under the presidency of Mr Lewis, St. Hilary. Mr John Evans, schoolmaster, Penlline, adjudicated the music, and Mr D. Yorath (Eos Hafod), the music. Singing, Wyt tin cofior lloer yn codi," best, Mr S. Miles, Llanharran. Reading poetry at first sight, Mr John Morgan. The best love letter evoked a keen competition; prize divided between Mr Hopkins and another from Penddylan. Singing, "Gogoniant i Gymra," Mr Davies, St. Hilary. The best rendering of a song selected by the competitor, the prize was awarded to Mr Thomas Radcliffe, of Llanharry. For reading music at first sight, Mr W. Thomas, Gelli Farm, Llanharry, was declared the best. For the best stanza to Llanharry Friendly Society" (" Hen Glwb Llanharri,") Mr John (Glan Dawen), was announced the best. Duet, Y dau forwr" Messrs Thos. Radcliffe and S. Miles received the prize. Two parties contested in the chief event, viz., the best rendering of Myfanwy," by Dr Parry. Mr Roberts conducted the Pontyclown party, and Mr Wm. Thomas that of Llanharry. The prizA was awarded to the first-named. Much interest was taken in the proceedings throughout. MOUNTAIN ASH. LOCAL BOABD.-The annual meeting of tha local board of health was held on Monday. Mr Morgan Morgan was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year. — Mr J. W. Jones moved that the meetings of the board should be held on Fridays, in order that the workmen employed by the board should be paid on Saturday instead of on Monday, but the motion was lost.-It was decided that the clerk should be instructed to write to Messrs Nixon asking permission to erect a temporary bridge across the river Oynon, at Panrhiwceiber, to be used until the new road from Penrhiwceiber to Whitehorn is completed. — The tender of Mr E. Brown for smith's work done by the board was accepted.—The Medical Officer reported 33 fresh cases of measles durmg the past fortnight.
FIRBAN'E JEZTNG- Contractor, Undertaker, and Timber Merchant, BEGS to inform the Public that he has a good ▲saortment of' COFFIN BOARDS AND BUILDING REQUISITES kept in Stock. Jobbing Work punctually attended to. "iniiM— 'V' 77, PONTYPBIPD.
TALK IN THE TRAIN. [BY PERPETUAL GOMIPS.] The talk is that the public clock which is to be erected in the spire of St. Catherine's Church, Ponty- pridd, through the generosity of Messrs Edwin Phillips and Jabez Evans, will be a decided acquisi- tion to the town, and will supply a want which has long been felt. It is said that although the church is somewhat out-of-the-way from the commercial centre of the town, still for eminence of position and other conveniences, no better position than the lofty spire of St. Catherine's could be found. It is felt that the thanks of all connected in any way with the Jericho of bridges" is due to the gentlemen named for coming forward so magnanimously and dis- interestedly, and voluntarily presenting the town with a public clock. The talk is that the usefulness of the new town clock will be all the more appreciable when it is con- sidered that there is reason to believe the gas company will gratuitously supply gas for the illumi- nation of the (Hock at night. The application has not yet, it is understood, been submitted to the directors, but at their next meeting, no doubt, it will receive their most favourable consideration. • • A talk is that the clock would be still more serviceable and convenient if it could be arranged to 5lace four dialB on the spire to represent the time. 'hiB could be done, the talk goes on, without a very large increase in the cost, and the value of the clock to the public would in consequence be enhanced four- fold. Rather than not have this done, it is suggested that it would be well for the public themselves to supplement the gift of Messrs Evans and Phillips with three extra dials. If only one dial will be placed to the clock, it will be a very difficult task to deter- mine in what direction it should be placed without occasioning disappointment to a preponderance of the townspeople. # » There is a talk that the complaint made by the Surveyor, and accentuated by the Clerk, at the last meeting of the Pontypridd Local Board as to the nuisance, and sven danger, caused by contractors obstructing the prinoipal highways of Pontypridd with large deposits of building material, is a very timely one. It is no rare thing to see Upper Tan- street almost blocked with rubbish, and, as Mr Grover remarked, the general traffic is much affected and even impeded thereby. • # The talk is that Pontypridd is making rapid pro- gress towards becoming a town of some conspicuity in regard to new buildings and general extension. The old town is gradually giving way to the inroads of modern architecture, and in a few years those who knew Pontypridd of the past will know it no more." Besides the new buildings which are continually springing up within the town, its environments are becoming more and more enlarged almost daily. The latest talk is that a new road, with streets of houses, is to be formed on Lord Tredegar's property, with the view of opening up a direct connection between Pontypridd and Yuysybwl. This is indeed a large enterprise, but the promoters are in real earnest, and the fact that the woods near the Grammar School are being cleared to this end goes some way to prove that a scheme commenced is half finished." 9 The prevailing opinion in train cirles is that the foolhardiness of a gang of youths in Pontypridd this week nearly brought about a serious calamity. Even • as it was, the occurrence was one that ought to con- vince the youths alluded to that the carriage of a so- called switchback railway is not a safe place for them to carry on their silly boyish tricks, and the mishap probably will conduce them to a belief that a repeti- tion of the nurseling adventure of Monday night might leave them with cracked heads or broken necks. • The talk is that the educational conference held a Ton Ystrad on Friday last was a success, both a8 regarded the "Tea and Talk." The former was good— the edibles were tolerably toothsome-while the talk was timely, tough, and tangible. The teachers were in excellent trim, and their remarks were thoroughly convincing. There is much talk that the esteemed chairman of the school board, Mr D. Evans, J.P., Bodringallt, was absent in consequence of ill-health. Had he been present the meeting would, no doubt, have been treated to a masterly address on the subject of the new Education Code-and indeed Mr Evans' address was looked forward to by not a few. At the same time it is said the speeches delivered were of a genuine description, and the various heads of the subject had evidently been well thought out. Such enthusiastic meetings on the part of educational authorities in an influential school district like Ystradyfodwg must indeed have some salutary in- flaence even upon the minds of such inexorable personages—the heads of counsel in the Education Department. # • There is a talk that an unusual scene took place at Pentre Ystrad at a late hour on Friday night last. The scene of the excitement was in Llewellyn street. A donkey cart came along heavily laden with articles of household furniture. In close attendance upon the long-eared "Jerusalem" was a woman—a wife and mother so it was said. She, it was also said, had not been in her habits of late 803 what she ought to have been, and the result was that the rumour of her misconduct had reached the ears of her injured husband, who, in turn, grew infuriated with rage. The latter naturally determined to deal summary retribution upon his faithless spouse, and she was turned out of the house "bag and baggage." The neighboarly feeling was that of sympathy towards the husband, and an immense crowd of women and chil- dren fallowed the woman down the street, screaming and yelling most discordantly the while. The poor donkey, of course, took the whole affair very coolly, and his slow measured steps were painfully consonant with the melancholy feelings of the woman, at whom a shower of tin pans and other missiles were thrown. The crowd seemed thoroughly indignant, and the vic- tim of the occasion will donbtless remember for many a long day the excitement attendant upon her exodus from the habitually quiet village of Pentre.
Pontypridd Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—Before the Stipendiary, Mr Morgan (The Field), Mr Merchant, and Dr. Jones. SUNDAY CLOSING Ac R AT PONTYPRIDD.-Charles Jones was charged with falsely representing him3elf to be a traveller.-P,C. Adams said on the 7th inst. he visited the Greyhound public house, Pontypridd, and saw defendant drinking in the bar. Asked what he was doicg there, he said he lived at Porth. Found he had left Porth throe months ago, and was living close by Pontypridd.-Fint.d20s. VISITING PUBLIC HOUSEBAT PONTYPBIDD ON SUNDAY. —Silias Hemmens was charged with unlawfully being in a public house on Sunday.—P.S. McDonald said at q aarter past seven on the 31st March he visited the Cross Inn public house. Asked defendant what he was doing there. He said he had come to look for a friend. Bie lived at Hopkinstown.—Fined 10s. David Phillips and David Mills were charged with visiting public houses.—P.S. McDonald said at six p.m. on the 31st March he visited the Taff Vale public house, and in the bar fonnd both defendants. At eight o'clock he visited the Half Moon public house, about 50 yards from the previous house, and there found the two defendants. Phillips lived at Treforest, but he gave his address aa at Heolfaoh.— Phillips was fined 10s, and Mills, 5s. (
PONTYPRIDO GRAMMAR SCHOOL. Phonetic Shorthand was introduoed as a sub- ject of instruction at the Pontypridd Grammar School by Mr J. F. MoClune, the head master, towards the close of last year, and the study of the wingdd art was taken up with such eagerness by the pupils that many are already developing a knowledge of the system to a creditable degree. Last week Mr J. G. Morgan, of 58, Park Street, Treforest, (and pupil at the Grammar School), was successful in satisfying the Bath examiners, and was awarded Pitir M's Proficiency Certificate. This is the first certificat j obtained in connection with the Grammar School, but it is expected that many others will follow during the next term. t — LiU I* "i.. "-J'!
THS JUBILEE YEAR la already, and yet will be, celebratett by the care of hundreds of thousands of poor sufferers from various Blood, Skin, eel Wane diseases, which aremost mar- veUomsly affected bv the ilso,of theworld's rsnowaedl remedy, vizHughes' Bleed Pills.