CWMPiRK, SERIOUS AcciDEXT.—Thomaa Jones, collier, was seriously injured on Tuesday morning by a large lamp of coal falling upon him whilst following his work at the Ocean Colliery, Cwmpark. The injured mHon. who is 31 years ot age, is married and has five children. Dr James, Pentre, attended upon him. YSTRAD. BUILDING OPEKATIONS IN THE RHONDDA VALLEY I -At the last meeting of the Ystrad Local Board plans were submitted and passed for 120 new cottages, 15 additions, 8 btables, 3 shop-fronts, 2 stores, o new shops, 4 new streets, 3 coach houses, and 2 cow-sheds. JOINT SEWERAGE BOAKD.—An extraordinary meeting of this Board took place on Friday under the presidency of Alderman Jenkins, for the pur- pose of issuing precepts. Mr H. W. Spowart (the deputy clerk), stated that the amount required was £ 3,4190-12-4, and it was decided to issue a precept for £ 2,834-7-0 upon the Ystrad Boand, and a precept for £,)76-0-4 on the Pontypridd Board. MARDY. A NEW PAsToR.-The Rev W. Richards, Llanon, has settled here as the pastor of the Calvinistic Methodists church. We wish him every success and happi-iess in his sphere of labour. OUR YOUNG MEN AND THEIR PROSPECTS."—On Monday evening October 15th at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel a lecture on the above subject was delivered to an appreciative audience by the Rev W. Prydderch, Goppa, Pontardulais. The lecture throughout was a very instructive one. The rev gentleman first of all showed the advan- tages within the each of our young men and e 11 their duty to lay hold of them and turn them to their benefit; and then he gave a description of ti e different young men in our country, as the vain young man, the void young man. the con- ceited and selfish young man, the reading young man, the Uiou^titful young man, and the religious young man. It was a capital lecture throughout, j and ts tendency was to exalt and purify. I AX EIOTKDDFOD ON A SMALL SCALE. Thursday evenin October the 15th, at Zion Hall Baptist ch»pel, a competitive meeting was held which was the first of a series, for the benefit of our was the first of a series, for the benefit of our young people. The programme was as follows: — An opening song by Mr George Davies; the best recitation of the Hymn Ar lan Iorddonen ddofn" Varee under 12 years of age competed. The prize • was awarded to Taliesin Evans eight girls under 12 years of age competed in singing Wrth y recitation of the Hymn Ar lan Iorddonen ddofn" Varee under 12 years of age competed. The prize • was awarded to Taliesin Evans eight girls under 12 years of age competed in singing Wrth y Groes," piize was divided between Sophia Thomas, and Elizabeth Williams four competed in singing "Can mewn gofid," the best was Charlotte Bond; two came forward to compete on the Harmonium, the tune was St. Gertude, the prize was awarded to Mr David Jones; the adjudication on the short treatise on Enoch as a character," WAS given, three competed but one wae di-qualified, the best was "not Methusalah," his proper name did not transpire; two parties sang the duett "Eidifeirwch y meddwyn," Mr David Jones and Miss Sarah A. Benjamit carried the prize; eight tennors competed for Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," the prize was divided between Mr James Jones and Nr John Griffiths; an im- pronmtu speech. The subject was 'Reading' Four competed, the best was Mr W. Duggan. The chairman of the meeting was Mr G. Thomas, manager. The adjudicator of the singing was the popular Eos Dar, and the adjudicator of the recitation, speech, and essay was the Rev Joseph Evans. TREORKY. PROPOSED NEW POLICE-STATION.—A petition has I been numerously signed in this district in favour of the proposed erection of a new police-station in a central plaoe in the locality, the population of which is about 11,000. It appears that the police have now to convey all persons arrested here to Treherbert, a distance of about three*" mtles. Sections of the road leading to the latter district are generally unfrequented late in the evening, and the pclice have more than once been attacked by a mob while conveying prisoners to the lock- up. It is stated that the petition will be sub- mitted to the Police Committee cf the county council. PORTH. DISASTROUS FLOOD.—The river burst over the road close to the Police Station, on Monday morn- ing. Glynrhondda House, the residence of Dr H. N. Davies, was flooded, the water being several feet deep. The torrent rushed over the lawn with such force as to tear down the wall, at the back of Statihn-street. The cellars of all the trabes- men in this district, were filled with water to the ceiling. Great loss has been experienced, espec- ially by Mrs Evans, Chemist. Goods valued at £ 200 have been totally destroyed. A few weeks ago the flood caused great inconvience and loss at this spot, and complaints were made to the Local I Board. Nothing, however, has been done to keep the river in its proper channel. I PORTH Boys' SCHOOL.—Mr M. E. Phillips, who passed the recent Scholarship Examination in Frst Class, No 174 on the entry list, for England and Wales, was prepared for examination, by Mr Samuel, head-teacher, with whom he has been an assistant master for over 2 years.
Y strad Police Court. MONDAY.—Before Messrs J. Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), T. P. Jenkins, and Alderman W. Morgan. KEEPING DOGS WITHOUT LICENSES.—Elizabeth Jones, onypandy, was charged by P.C. O'Neale, with keeping a dog without a licence. Since that day the defendant had sold the dog to a man named Murphy, who had since taken out a licence — She was ordered to pay costs. Thomas; Burrows was also summoned for the same offenee and ordered to pay costs, as was also Frederick Green, Trealaw. DRUNKENNESS.— William Roberts, son of Dr Roberts Blaenau, Festiniog, and himself a mem- ber of the >chool Boord at the place, was sum- moned, charged with being drunk and disorderly in the street, on Tuesday last, and also with exposing his person. It appears that the defend- ant had for a time been a collier, and working at Clydach Vale.-Fined 5/- for being drunk, and 15/- for indecency.—Edward Williams, Tony- pandy, was also fined 20/- for being drunk and riotous at t'andy Square, on Saturday night last. -P.C. Richards charged Thomas Bowen, Gelli, I with being drunk and disorderly on the 5th inst., and the defendant was fined 10/—John Hughes, Heolfach, and William Butterfield, Pentre, were also fined 10/- each for being drunk and disorderly on the 10th inst.-Edward Evans, Pentre, was I. charged by P.C. Jenkins with Deing drunk on the 10th inst., and fined 10/—For committing the same offence on the 9th, Morgan Jones, Pentre, w»s fiined 10/- Francis Sheer, Ton, 5/ Frederick Malachi, David Jones, and William Bird, Ton, 10/- each Morgan Harding, Tynewyd, 15/ John Murphy, Tonypandy, 10/ David Jenkins, New Tredegar, 15/ and Richard White, Tonypandy, 15/ LARCENY.—Henry Alexander, Treorky, was brought forward, charged with stealing two glasses value 2d. each, from the Market Tavern, Pantre.- John John, said he saw the defendant with some glasses, which he said he had "prigged."— Margaret Griffiths, the landlady of the Tavern, recognised the glasses produced as her property, and the defendant who pleaded guilty was fined 20/ or in default to be imprisoned for 14 days.— The defendant was also charged with stealing a brush handle, the property of Mr George Henry Hooper, the landlord of the Queen's Hotel, Pentre, on Monday evening last, but the case was dis- missed. OBSTRUCTING THE RoAD.- -Ebenezer Daniel, of Ferndale, was charged with creating a disturbance on the street on Saturday night last. It appears that the defendant was making a great noise in the street and the constable tried to pacify him but failed and was locked up for the night. REFUSING TO QMT.—Chaa. Barnes and John Barnes were charged with being drunk and re- fusing to quit the King's Head, Ystrad. The two defendants it seemed came into the house about three minutes passed eleven on Saturday night last and asked for drink. This was refused them and Charles threw the contents of a pint which was on the counter to the face of the landlady, whose husband came in at this stage and asked the defendants to leave the house but in doing so they kicked the door three or four times. Charles was fined £ 1 for assaulting the landlady and each of the defendants were fined 15/- for refusing to quit. Mr Chas. Mathews prosecuted. I Finixc A CHIMNKY.—For setting his chimney I on fire on Sunday morning last John Rowe was fined 5/. FALSE REPRESENTATIONS.—James Morgan was summoned charged with falsely representing 'e himself as being a bona fide traveller. P.C. White said he visited the Cress Keys, Tonypandy on Sunday last and saw the defendant drinking beer, and failing to give a satisfactory 'account of himself he was taken to the police-station. It was eventually found that he came from Heolfach He was ordered to pay the costs. ASSAULT.—Alfred Harry was charged by Wm. Brimble with assaulting him on Monday last. The defendant took hold of Brimble by the throat and sent him out of the house. He also tore his coat in the scuffle. The defendant said that Brimble commenced the row by cursing and swearing at h m. P.C. Richards said that the complainant came to his house on the day in question, and he went back to the house, but the defendant said he knew nothing about the matter. The defendant was ordered to pay 5/- towards the cost. NON-MAINTENANCE.—Elizabeth Harris, Treorky charged Evan Harris with assaulting her on Friday last and refusing to maintain her. The defendant who was her husband, had been sent to gaol some time ago a1.id since then he had given her nothing towards her support. She had two children and was obliged to go out working. The defendant had now gone away and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Fangerons Horse Accident. A Mr Jones and his wife were driving of Car- marthen Bridge, on Saturday, when the horse tqok fright and jumpad into the river. Mr and u cs l was rescued with difficulty but the horse was drowned.
The Dispute at the Upper Cymmer Colliery. Hit; Honour Judge Gwilym Williams had before him at the Pontypridd County-court, on Friday, a case in which John Price, collier, Cymmer, sued the Cymmer ( olliery Company for £ 10, a month's wages due in lieu of notice. Mr Rhys (Messrs Walter Morgan and Rhys) appsared for the plain- tiff, ana Mr Simons for the defendants.—It trans- pired that on the 1st of August last » month's notice to terminate contracts was served upon the workmen of the Upper Cymmer House Coal Colliery owing to depression in the house coal trade. Mr Griffiths, the manager, offered to find employment for some of them in the steam coal pit, and the offer was made amongst others to Price. On the day when the notice expired a deputation of the men waited upon the manager to ask him to prolong the notice until next day. Price was one of the deputation. The manager consented, but informed Price that his services would not be required at the house coal pit. It was alleged for the defence that in consenting to waive the notice the men reserved their right to bring out their tools, but that there was no reser- vation on the part of the company, and Price stated in evidence that the men had been re- engaged after their meeting on the last day.—His Honour overruled the contention, and gave judg- ment for defendants with costs. TEA DUTY, BUDGET 1890.— Harris's celebrated I Tea rerlnoed2d per paaud all ronad.— Harris' Taff-street, Pontypridd.
The Rhondda River Tragedy. RECOVERY OF THE SECOND BODY. About ten o'clock on Friday morning the miss- ing body of Harry Tibbs, grocer's assistant, who was washed away with the horse and trap while attempting to ford the swollen river near the Railway station at Llwynpia on Thursday after- noon, was discovered among some bushes or brambles in the water close to the bank near the foundry at Tonypandy by a retriever dog belong- ing to Mr Williams, the proprietor of the works. The barking of the dog, it is stated, attracted the attention of a number of workmen to the spot, and they immediately espied the corpse floating half submerged in the stream. The body was at once taken out and conveyed to Mr John Jones's shop, where the deceased was employed. Tibbs was about 21 years of age, and his parents reside at Stoke Longford, near Bristol. William Mason, 30 years of age, who was drowned while making a desperate but noble effort to save the haulier's life, was a native of Aberyatwyth. He lodged with Mrs Price, of 168, Miskin-road, where the body now lie.. It appears that when the haulier and the horse and trap were being swept down with the current an alarm was raised, and Mason and the landlady and one or two others bolted out of the house and at once saw Tibbs struggling and clinging, to the reins close to the bit in the horse's mouth. Only his head and shoulders and one (f his hands were in sight. Mrs Price's house is situated on an embankment a few hundred yards from the spot where the horse was trying to ford the river. Mason being startled by the young man struggling for life in 19 11 the torrent, leapt down the gradient, over the garden railings, down again and over a wire fence threw off his coat, and plunged into the tlood. Mrs Price, the landlady, seized him by the shoul- der just before he made off, but he exclaimed, "Let go here's in. I'll save him if I can," and shook himself off. The landlady cried to him not to go into the stream, but he would not listen. A man namedMeredith with whomMason worked as a collier at the Llwynpia colliery, the property of the Glamorgan Ceal Company stated to oar representative that Mason had received medals from the Royal Humane Society for similar heroic efforts as that which he made on Thurs- day afternoon when he lost his life. Mason was a jeweller by trade, and had worked at his trade at Aberystwyth. He left that place about two years ago, and went to Troedyrhiw, where he worked underground with a timberman. He came to Llwynpia six weeks ago to work with Meredith. On Thursday morning Meredith, being unwell, remained at home. Mason, how- ever, went to his work as usual, but on entering his stall he found the top or the roof of the place in a bad condition, or "on work," to use a com- mon expression among colliers. He therefore went out and told his mate that the stall was not fit for him to work there that day. Hence the reason he was idle. His mother is a widow about 60 years of age, residing in Church-street, Aber- ystwyth. The sad occurrence has cast a gloom over the locality. On Friday evening Mr Rhys, coroner, held an inquest at the Tonypandy police-station on the body of Harry Tibb3, grocer's assistant, who was washed away with the horse and cart while try- ing to ford the swollen river near the railway station on Thursday afternoon, and on the body of Wm. Mason, who was drowned in trying to rescue him. Mr J. Jones, who had identified the body of Tibbs, stated that carts passed occasion- ally through the stream when it was low at the spot where Tibbs tried to ford when he was swept away, but the distance from there to the bridge of the main road was but a few hundred yards. Mrs Price, with whom Mason lodged, also gave evidence. The jury agreed to a verdict of "Accidental death."
RHONDDA VALLEY NOTES. BY OBSERVER. I understand that a choir under the name of Mid. Rhonde a Harmonic Society has been establisbed at Tonypandy. The circular issued runs thus :—"A choir, under the above name, will commence practis ng in the vestry of the English Congregational Chapel, Tonypaady, next Sunday afternoon, at 4.30 p.m., and every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. sharp, for the purpose oi competing on the test pigae, "Y Gwlithyn," at Merthyr, on the first Monday in December, 1891. You are respectfully invited to join the choir, and I would feel obliged if you would kindly inform your friends, and induce them to join also.' Mr William Jones, Trealaw, is the conduc- tor, and Mr Evan J. Jones the secretary. I wish the Society every success. I notice with pleasure that Miss Annie Thomas, Church Street, Ton, Ystrad, has passed the Queen's Scholarship in the examination held in Cardifl last Week. Mis3 Thomas was a pupil teacher at the YatradRbondda Infants' School, the head-mistress of which is Mrs Price the respected wife 01 Mr J. W. Price, Ocean Collieries. Miss Thomas' friends, in particular, will rejoice in the success that has attended her efforts. A new cantata entitlad "The Prodigal Son" will be performed for the first time in the first week of December next, at the Merthyr Drill Hall. The words are from the pen of Mr W. Glynfab Williams. Clydach Vale and the music by Mr Tom Price, Mertbyr. Emiueut artistes,I am told, will take part n the programme. The choir is now practising nder the able conductorship oi the masical author. Last wseb another successful meeting under the auspices of the Rhondda Cymmrodorion, was held at the.Higner Grade School. Mr John Rees, Ton, and one of the vice-chairmen presided in the unavoidable absence through il-lhealth of Mr J. D. Thomas, the appointed chairman of the Society for this year, and who also occupies the position of manager, in the Ton Collieries. Mr W. Glynfab Williams read an interesting paper on "Ymarferiad Corphorol" (Bodily Exercises). A vote of thanks for Mr Williams was offered by the Rev W. Jones, Ton, and was seconded by Councillor Richard Morris. This was also sup- ported by Mesars J. W. Jones, Penygraig, and R. T. Jones, Ion Schools. During the meeting songs wsre rendered by Dewi Glan Rhondda and Mr Devonald, Ton. The room was crowded with an intelligent assembly. It is gratifying to note that the meeting Was graced with the presence of several of the fair Bex. I find that no less than about 200 candidates ap- plied for the post of schoolmaster under the Cadox ton School Board. Out of this large number Mr J. Edwin Rees was appointed. Mr Rees has been residing at Llanarth for about 20 years, and during his stay there Mr Kees has worked assiduously in various branches of knowledge. I am informed that his scholastic efforts have attained very high effici- ency. From him Miss Emma Thoma3, head-mis- tress of the Pentre Gills' School, and Miss Eliza Ellen Davies, head-mistress of Trealaw Infants' School, received their scholastic training. The in- habitants of Cadoxton and the School Board have cause to rejoice in their choice of a school- master. I An evening school under the direction of Mr Tom Jobn, LlwJupia. School, assisted by Mr John Gale, j and other teachers has just been established. There j are 30 already on the registers, aud several others contemplate availing themselves of this splendid opportunity. Mr John deserves to be complimented j for offering tuition to those who have daify to toil for their livelihood in the bowles of the earth. In nderstaud that elementary subjects will be taught. I regret to state that the Rev John Rees. curati. Ton, is troubled with influenza. It is hoped the rev, gentleman will speedily recover. I hear that the singing at the recent harvest thanks giving services in the old parish Church, &c., was very effective. Anthems were sung which were composed by old composers, viz., the late John Ambrose Lloyd, &c. Mr D. Harris conducted the choir on the occasion. A very successful tea party was held at Ystrad I Terrace Vestry on Thursday last. Many hundreds Bat at tea tables, and very much enjoyed the delici oas things provided for the occasion. In the even- ing a meeting was held the programme embraced singing, &c. Several took part. and did their allotted parts creditably. The Rev T. Jones, Gelli. presided. The attendance was good. On Monday the mortal remains of Henry T'bbs and William Mason, who were drowned last week in the Rhondda river, were interred in Lledr Dda Cemetery, Trealaw. The bodies lay in the same grave. The Rev T. G. Jenkyn officiated on the mournful occasion. Many attended the funeral, and among the concourse were relatives of the departed ones. The scene was very touching when the two funerals mat at t'^e bottom of Miskin-road. The body of Maeoa was being conveyed from Treaiaw side and Tibbs that of Llwynpia. The general committee on the recent fire at Williams Street, Ydtrad Rhondda, met at the Sandy Bank Hotel, on Monday, Mr D. Lloyd presiding. The ag%re^ate claims for loss and damage amounting to £ SS3 103 had been referred to a sub-committee for investigation, who presented their report which was adopted. The total receipts amounted to X109 113 9d which were apportioned thus :—Working expenses X3 Is yd William May, damage to furniture, £3; John Jones, loss of tools £12 10s Myrddin Thomas, 91 D. M. Jones, loss of furniture, £25; Thomas and Evans. loss of workshop timber, &c., X62 total, X106 lls 9d. A hearty vote of thauks was oassed to the various collectors, subscribers and officers for their energy and assistance in the movement.
L REPRE ELATION OF LLAHELLY. At a meeting of the Llaneny Liberal Council on Saturday Ml D. Randell, M.P., Major Jones, and Mr Lewis Morris were nominated as candid- for the representation of the Carmarthen Boroughs. A final selection will be made at a i future meeting.
A- FERNDALE ARCHITECT AND HIS PLANS. At the Pontypridd county-court on Friday— before His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams—Mr Morris viorris, architect, Ferndale, brought an action against Henry Lewis, William Lewis, and others, members of the Cilfynydd Public Hall and Institute committee, to recover the sum of I J620 for services rendered as architect at the re- quest of the committee.— Mr C. Kensho'e, Aber- dare, appeared for the plaintiff; and Mr Rhys (Messrs Morgan and Khys), Pontypridd, for the defendants, who paid E5 into court and denied liability, on the ground that plaintiff's plans were unworkable. In opening the case, Mr Kenshole stated that in March, 1860, while engaged on a i chapel at Cilfynydd, plaintiff was asked by three of the defendants—Aston, Dyer, and another-to prepare sketches cf a proposed institute and hall at Cilfynydd. He did so, and handed in sketches of a building which the committee considered too expensive. He was asked by the committee to prepare certain other sketches, but he declined to do so unless he was appointed architect. Upon that a resolution was passed by the comm ttee appointing the plaintiff as architect, and agreeing to pay him 21 per cent. upon the outlay. On the 13th of May he attended upon the committee, and then Mr Henry Lewis handed him a blacklead pencil sketch of the proposed building. Plaintiff afterwards prepared the plans which, on the 13th of June, he submitted to Mr William Lewis, who approved them, and empowered him to prepare the specifications. On the 19th of June Mr Henry Lewis promised to call a meeting of the committee to go into matter. although that took place in June, no communication whatever was made to she plaintiff until November 1890, when two of the committee men (Messrs Dyer and Jones) called upon him at Ferndale, and asked him to send in his account, as they did not intend to proceed with the building. He sent in his account in December, charging 1 £ per cent., but he never heard anything afterwards until April last, when he was told that his plans were unworkable. Cross-examined by Mr Rhyd, plaintiff said he bad been 15 years a bu Her and an archit ct, though he had never been articled to the profession. He had superintended the erection of six chapels.— Mr Rhys: But your chapel at Cilfynydd is an exact copy of a chapel at Cilfynydd which you went to see.—Witness said this was not so. Continuing he said he had not prepared a block plan for the institute, as the committee had promised to supply him with one He was to meet the committee to get his instruct- ions as to the ground.—Mr Rhys then cross-exam- ined the witness on the plans and specifications, which the defence alleged were full of errors. Mr Roderick, architect, Aberdare, having given evi- dence in support of the plaintiff's claim, the case was adjourned until the next day. On Saturday the hearing was resumed. In the defence, it was alleged that plaintiff's plans were unworkable, and evidence to this effect was given by Mr Arthur O. Evans, Mr Gibson, and Mr W. Seaton.-It was contended by Mr C. Kenshole, for the plaintiff, that they were pro- visional plans only, to be completed and modified after an interview with the committee. The plans were not intended to be submitted to builders to be tendered upon; while Mr Jenkin Evans, architect, Penarth, one of the defendants' witnesses, who had examined the plans for the committee, reported upon them and recommended their adoption aftar certain modifications had been made.- After a lengthy hearing, His Honour coincided with this view, and gave judgment for the plaintiff for £12 12s, with costs.—Mr Rhys defended.
Mysterious Affair at Treorky. About half-past eight on Saturday morning, a porter, named George Spiller, engaged at Treorky Railway Station, was found unconscious in the lavatory adjoining the station. The floor about his head was saturated with blood, which had flowed from a nasty gash in the back of his skull. The poor fellow is lodging near the King's Head Hotel, Ystrad, and it is stated that he travelled up by train that morning to Treorky Station, and must have stumbled on alighting from the van while the train was in motion. How he got into the lavatory is not known. The guard of the mineral train states that he thought Spiller had alighted all right, and, therefore, he never thought to stop the train. Spiller lies in a critical state, and is suffering from concussion of the brain. Dr. Wright, Treorky, was imme- diately sent for, and attended to the young man's injuries.
Rhondda House Coal Miners. The monthly delegate meeting in connection with the Rhondda, Gilfe.cb, Glyncorrwg, and Honse Coal District was held at the Washington Hotel, Porth, on Monday, under the presidency of Mr W. Aahton, Ynyabir. Mr A. Brooks, Kilely, was in the vioe-chair, and there was a large at- tendance.—The Workmen of the Llanelay Colliery were accepted as members of the district.-It was resolved to pay the Deddau workmen for the 20 days they were idle owino: to the dispute with the deputation, and to pay over fci the Dyffryn Baoh workmen the balance of strike pay due -The question of deciding as to the representstioa of the lodges was left over until the end of the year, and that all collieries that have not started lodges to be called upon to do go in the meantime. It was agreed also that all oollieries that have not commenced or opened lodges be requested to in- form the rext meeting whether they intended to start the lodge or not. It was arranged to have a correct list of all men working at the various collieries brought to the next meeting without fail. -Mr Isaac Jones. Upper Cymmer, the present treasurer, was asked to remain in < nice until the end of the present term.—A levy of 6d per møn, boys in proportion, was resolved upon towards the Duffryn Bach Colliery workmen, the various secretaries to forward toa levies as soon as possible -The agent (Mr Morgan Weeks) was empowered to interview the n;anagement of the Penrhiw Colliery in reference to the grievances existing at taati pit, and that, in the event of bis failing to get a settlement, that he should consult with the Federation Council.-The consideration of the present system of paying the doctors was adjourn- ed until the next meeting, the matter in the meantime to be thouroughly considered by the oollieries.-A resolution was passed exonerating Mr John Price, the plaintiff in the recent action against the Cymmer Gblliery Company, from all blame in the matter.—Oae of the delegites inti mated that at the next meeting he would propose that Parliament be petitioned to establish a fund for the maintaicenanoe of aged and disabled v orkmeD.
FAILURES IN THE RHONDDA. On Friday, at the office of Mr W. L. Daniel, Offioial Receiver in Bankruptcy, a meeting was held of the creditors of John Lewis, painter, 127, High-street, Pentre. The gross liabilities were JE264 8s. 9d., of which amount creditors unsecured were set down at Jbl58 15s 7d; creditors secured, £ 105. The debtor, who alleged the oause of his failure to be "an advance in wages, competition in trade, and loss through breakages of glass during transit," was ordered to [file accounts.-A meeting was also held on the same day of W. P. Dudley, outfitter, 17, Hannah-street, Porth. The gross liabilities amounted to £ 908 8s, and the assets to JE311 Is lOd. The debtor alleged the cause of his failure to the want of capital, com- petition in trade, illness of his wife and himself, and robbery. He commenced business in 1887 with a capital of JE400, which he had borrowed at 5 per cent. from bis father-in-law. Mr E. T. Collins, Bristol, was appointed trustee, with a committee of inspection.
A PRIZE FIGHT STOPPED. George Jones and another man not in custody were about to engage in a prize fight for JB10 a side, on the Llanwonno Mountain, on Monday morning, when P.C. Evans And five other con- stables came on the scene. Jones was on Friday at the Aberdare police-court, ordered to find two sureties in j610 each, and to be bound in £20 him-, self to ke^p the peace.
MARRIAGE OF MR EDWARD DAVIES, LLANDINAM. This week's Genedl Gymreig" annonnoes th -t at the Hamilton Presbyterian Chuch, Ontario, Canada, on the 1st of October, Mr Edward Davies, J.P., Llandinam, was married to Miss Elizabeth Jones, second daughter cf th* Rev Evan Jonep, Calvinistic Methodist minister, Brynhafren. The reason for the performance of the marriage in Ontario is that in Canada it is lawful for a man to marry his deceased wife's sister, the present Mr& Edward Davies bearing that relationship to Mr Davies's late wife. She is also a eiater to the Rev D. Lloyd Jones, Llandinam. The Rtv Owen Jones, M. A., Escanaba, and formerly of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was the minister who officiated at the marriage ceremony.
BRINDY AND FITS AT PONTYPRIDD At Pontypridd Police-court on Friday (before Mr J. Ignatius Williams, Stipendiary) Mary Jones, Caidiff, was charged with drunkenness at the Pontypridd Railway Station on Thursday night. :-Pohce-consta ble Davies gave evidence.—Defen- dant pleaded that she had been seized with a fit when the constable saw her.—The constable stated that the defendant was very drunk, and added that "she smelt strongly of brandy."—Dtfendant: Brandy does smell, doesn't it. I only wish I bad a dlop of it Low.-The Stipendiary ordered that defendant ehould be kept in court throughout the day, and then sent off to Cardiff.
THE WELSH LANGUAGE AND OFFICIAL POSTS In consequence of the objection raised to the appointment of Mr J. McCoan assistant overseer of the parish of Msrgam on account of his ina- bility to speak Welsh, a poll of the ratepayers was again taken on Saturday to decide whether inability to converse in the vernacular should be made an essential qualification for the office. This question was decided in the negative, Mr McCoan recording 59 more votes than Mr R. Thomas, the candidate who stood second on the previous poll.
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Ystradyfodwg Local Board. The ordinary meeting of this Board took place on Friday when there were present Alderman W. Jenkins, and Messrs W. H. Matthias, J. Ray, M. Llewelyn, E. W. Lewis, D. Morgan, and Mr H. W. Spowart (deputy Clerk). ASSISTANT SURVEYOR.—It was reported that Mr George Jenkins had been appointed assistant Surveyor at a salary of £2 per week. A COMMUNICATION was read from the Local Government Board with reference to a letter sent them by the Rev Mr Tissington complaining of the condition of the road from Tonypandy to Gilfach Goch which he pointed out was largely used by the public.—Mr J. Ray said he understood the surveyor had been ordered to do some repairs there. — The Surveyor upon being questioned by the Chairman stated that had been unable to get men to attend to the road. The men regularly engaged by the Board could not be spared for the work, and labouress who had applied to him for mployment had all refused to go to Gilfach Goch. -The Chairman Are any of these mountain roads repaired ?—The Surveyor: Yes. There is a road to Cwmpark. I sent a man up there.-Mr Ray: Has anything been done to Gelli Read?— The Surveyor I cannot get the contractor to do the work.—The matters were left in the hands of the Surveyor. AN OBSTRUCTION AT TREORKY.—The Surveyor reported that he had communicated with the Ystrad Gas and Water Company with reference to the obstruction under the small iron bridge at Treorky.—Mr Spowart stated that the manager proposed having the pipes altered.—Mr D Morgan said that there was a lot of gravel at the bottom of the culvert which he thought the Board ought to clean away.-The Chairman proposed that the Clerk should write to L )rd Bute's agent and call his attention to the blocking of this culvert.—Mr Morgan: And we should state that the Board will do their part.—The Chairman: Yes.-This was agreed to. THE OVERFLOWING OF THE RIVER AT PENTRE.— A letter was read from Mr Treharne stating that he had had some three or four men working at the riverside since the be inning of the previous week to prevent the water overflowing tie bank and flooding the houses. LLWYNPIA CONTRACT No 2.—A communication was read from Mr Jones (Elliot and Jones) asking that his contract should stand over until he had recovered from his indisposition. FIEANCIAL.—The Finance Committee's report was read recommending the payment of work- men's wages amounting to £112 13s. 10d.—Mr E. W. Lewis proposed and Mr Llewelyn seconded that cqeques to that amount be signed.—-agreed to. SCAVENGING.—A' letter was recieved by the Surveyor from Mr D. W. Evans, Glynfach farm stating that he had made a mistake in ha tender for scavenging No 10 district.-The Surveyor in- timated that in the face of this letter he had no alternative but to apply to Mr Evan Roberts whose tender was the next lowest. -On the pro- position of Mr E. W. Lewis seconded by Mr Llewelyn, Mr Robert's tender was accepted. BUILDING PLANS.—The following among other building plans were submitted and on the recom- mendation of the Surveyor approved of by the Board:—14 cottages at Porth; addition to douth Wales Coffee Tavern, Tonypandy; memorial chapel at Ferndale for the Wesleyans 4 houses at Tonypandy 21 cottages at Porth for Mr D. Jtnkins, timber merchant, Porth; new streets on Penrhiwfer Estate; 36 cottages at Hafod for the Lewis's Merthyr Navigation Company; 14 new cottages at Williamstown for Messrs Rees; 2 shops at Penygraig for Mr Thos Morgan, builder, and New Street on the Dinas Estate. The Chair- man remarked that these plans indicated good times. URINALS.—The Chairman said he would like to know whether anything had been done with refer- ence to the urinal question.—The Surveyor: Not yet, but it will be attended to as soon as possible. THE LIGHTING OF PONTYGWAITH.—Mr Matthias stated that a deputation had waited upon him and complained that standards had been placed at Pontygwaith, but the lamps had not been fixed there.—The Surveyor: The reason of the delay is this. I ordered of Mr Jenkins a little shed to keep the oils and trim the lamps in, and Mr Jenkins has disappointed me. There has been no delay on my part.—Mr Matthias said the depu- tation wanted to know whether the board would have Llewellyn street lit. They had told them before if the Gas Company would lay the mains, that it would be lighted. He was given to under- stand that two tradesmen now wanted the shops lit, and if that was done the mains would be laid to the street. He thought it would be well to communicate with the Gas Company. -The Chairman: Have we done so?—Mr Matthias answered in the affirmative and explain- ed that the Gas Company intimated that they could not lay mains until there a greater demand for gas. Now that objection would be removed as mains would have to be laid half way down the street to light these two ehops.-It was decided that the Gas Company should be communicated with. MATTERS WANTING ATTENTION.—Mr Matthias called attention to the accumulation of water under the railway bridge at Pontygwaith. They had written to the Taff Vale Railway Company about this water, but some-how or other the matter was not followed up. The people using the road complained of it as a great hardship, especially in the case of funerals. They often had to wade 2 or 3 feet in carrying the coffin. Many people crossed the line in order to avoid the water, and thus risked their lives.—The chairman tnought they should instruct the clerk to com- municate with the Taff Vale Railway Company, drawing their attention to the correspondence which had already taken place. He also felt that this would be a prudent occasion to draw atten- ion to the metalling of the approaches to their bridges.—Mr Hay: The Ystrad bridge is in a very bad state.-The chairman: I think it is pretty general.—Mr Ray also Complained of the absence of flushing water in the urinal, near the Ystrad bridge. At present it was a great nuisance.—Mr E. W. Lewis thought the water ought to be attended to. — The surveyor We have been saying water hitherto owing to the scarcity. My idea has been to get an automatic apparatus. — The Chairman Do you use disinfectants?—The Surveyor Yes.-The Chairman Is that done in a systematic way?—The Surveyor: I have reason to believe it,is.-Mr Ray:There are continual com- plaint about the urinal at Ystrad. I never knew anything like it.—The Chairman: Has it been painted lately ?—The Surveyor: Yes.—There was no other business of public interest.
SLIDING-SCALK COMMITTEE, A meeting of of the Sliding scale Committee will be summoned within a few days, aad it is antici- pated that the subject of the notice to terminate the agree ment will then come up for discussion. It is the masters' representatives who gave notice termin- ating the agreement, their action in this respect be- ing attributed to a claim set up in the Newport County Court for payment for small coal. At present the small coal is not paid for, but the judical decision was in favour of the claim. The workmen will, however, utilise the opportunity to secure amendment of scale agreement. The object which the men have in view is to remedy those deficiencies which, by experience of its operation, have been found to exist in the agreement, and to attain re- forms which in their opinion are imperatively neces sary. As has been previously stated in these columns the chief defect is that no provision has been made for reference to an umpire in cases where the two parties are utterly unable to agree. The men favour such a reference, and are willing to amend the scale by insertion of a provision securing appointment of umpire; but the masters cannot see way to assent to this, on view being that to accept such a reference would be practically to hand over to an outsider the ultimate voice in the management of their property. In certain recent disputes, this vory point has cropped up and it is noteworthy that where an um- pire was agreed npon, the award went against the men. The question is one of tremendous import- ance. for whilst an arbitrator is provided Ifor in the agreement establishing some other boards, the antagonism to such a provision is very strong on the part of the matters in this district. Another re- form desired is that representatives of the Press should be admitted to the meetings of the com- mittee, so that the constituents of the workmen's representatives may be informed of what is done, instead of being (elt to gather information from the bare outline of an offioial report.
Prohibition and Temperance Notes. (FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT) An important contribution to current temper- ance history is the annual report of executive to be presented to the Annual Council meeting of the United Kingdom Alliance, at Manchester, on Tuesday next. The Executive regard the past year as one of normal effort and of abnormal progress, the principal events of the year having been of unusual moment and "widely accepted by intelligent observers as affording evidence that the triumph of the Alliance party in the Legisla- ture is now assured and cannot be long delayed." Three of these events are naturally set down as of first rate importance -the endorsement by the Front Opposition Bench of the Direct Popular Veto on the issue and renewal of licenses, the passing of the Second Reading of the Welsh- Direct Veto Bill, and the decision of the House of Lords in the case of Sharp v. Wakefield. The first two are the result of the labours of past years—"labours which superficial critics have been wont to characterise as barren and wasted." The last named fully confirms "the soundness of the teaching with regard to the legal status of the licensed victualler which amongst much ridicule has, fromifirst to last, been given by the United Kingdom Alliance." In view of thiq and the many other events recorded and discussed in the report, the Executive "are convinced that in no single year since the formation of the Alliance has the soundness of its main contentions been so- strikingly evinced to the people of this country and in no former year have the principles, for which the Alliance has so :long contended, in- fluenced to so great an extent the minds of those who are able to embody them in legislation as y 11 they have during the year which is just closed." The report discusses in detail the attitude of the Liberal party towards the Direct Veto, draw- ing much encouragement from the utterances of the principal leaders and from the resolutions from the National Liberal Federation, from the evidence of bye-elections, 22 in number, 17 con- tested, in every one of which the Gladstonian candidate was pledged to the Direct Veto, while in one, the Hartlepools, both candidates accepted the Alliance programme-the seventeen seats being now filled by nine supporters and eight opponents, and from the fact that in eighty-four coatested elections since the last General Election. forty-seven of the new members are pledged to vote for the Direct Veto. The committee repudi- ate the charge that the Alliance is a party organ- isation, and declares it to be a matter of necessity that the Alliance should not interfere in Parlia- mentary elections save for the promotion of its own distinctive principles, that is for the pro- hibition of the liquor traffic, and it therefore asks from every candidate of whatever party, as the price of its support a pledge to support the Direct Popular Veto. An interesting summary is given of Parliamentary proceedings of the year, while the necessity of enlarged funds for Alliance- purposes, a wider circulation of literature, the importance and effects of the Sharpe v. Wake- field decision, Lord Bramwell's attitude and change of front, the projected new organisation among the liquor party, the general operations of the Alliance, the brewster sessions, the marked growing interest in temperance questions, and a. variety of other subjects are discussed at length, the whole comprising a striking epitome of the, principal topics in interest to the temperane world. The report is to appear in full in the current "Alliance News." The Alliance Executive, in dealing with the recent Brewster Sessions, remarks that the change in the position inaugurated by the famous decision in the case of Sharpe v. Wakefield led to various expectations. "Some remembered the power of old habit and custom amongst the magistrates, and did not expect any very great change at present to result from that decision. Others, conscious that the decision had set at rest a question long disputed, and knowing it ought to have made a great impression on the minds of magistrates in convincing them of the powers that they really had to do good in the matter, had more sanguine expectations." The tabulated results, so far as known seem in measure to afford some justification for both views. It is known that, throughout the pro- vinces, at least 240 licences-many of them full licences-have cessed to be granted, and there must be others that have escaped notice. But the magistrates are still under the influence of old prejudices and pre-possessions, and have not yet generally taken advantage of the "grand op- portunity given them of setting a good example in the diminution of the facilities for intemper- ance." Writing from Des Moines, Iowa, Rev Prof. Hill, who lately spoke at a number of meetings in I Scotland and in London, on prohibition in his own State, says in the course of a private letter, "We are now in the midst of a warm political fight. The two great politioal parties of America. have faced each other on Iowa scil. The issue being, The Home against The Public Bouse. The Democratic party has spoken unmistakeably for the repeal of the prohibitory law and for the licensing of the public house on the contrary the Republican party stand firmly by prohibition' and are making a determined fight. Iowa was never so prosperous. Land is advancing in value, as it never has before and land that might have been bought one year afO for three pounds, now brings five. The bank deposits have increased by nearly a million and a quarter the past year and. sixty per cent. of this is the money of working men. The opponents of prohibition are resort- ing to all sorts of base schemes to make the law unpopular. But such men as senators Allison and Wilson, Ex-Governor Larabee and others are in the field and meet the enemy squarely at every corner. The Good Templar Order was never before in such good fighting trim and we have ten workers constantly in the field." Describing the marvellous material prosperity of Iowa, Professor Hill says:—"In the quiet hours, of the night with the orescent moon hanging high in the hsavens, shedding a soft light over all the scene, we crossed the battlemented walls-aad blue waters of the Mississippi, and I was in Iowa, lard of beauteous homes, of rolling plain, of rippling stream, that land that told the world we'd build a school house on every hill-top and wipe every saloon from the valley. This has been the year of Iowa's greatest glory. Such crops were, never known-great piles of golden grain. As I sit by window I can look out on acres upon acres of waving cornfields, while great stacks of grain tell of the fruitful harvest. Tons upon tons of hay are now in ricks and tell their own story of the glossy coats of well-ke-)t animals in the coming winter. The whirring sound of the threshers are heard while busy farmers drive their teams afield and set the plow deep in the rich and loamy earth The prairies are glorious with their wealth, great bundles of golden-rod bend in the autumn breeze. and seem like plumes of gold waved by unseen spirit hands. Blue and white asters nod to their statelier neighbour, and soft blue gentian lean above the babbling brooks. The air is fresh and, invigorating, laden with the perfume of newly. ihown hay lying in rich profusion ap n the gently sloping hills. Iowa will probably crib 1,150,000,000 stines of corn this year—enough to almost feed the world." There was joy in liquordom over Dr Mortimer Granville's earlier letters to the Times, in which he set out to overturn the total abstainers—with as the result proved, but sorry success. It may be there will be a different emotiqn over the last epistle of the same authority. Dr Granville says: I do not believe there is one thoroughly out" spoken and honest-I mean perfectly candid- dealer in the whole liquor trade to whose state- ment of supposed fact, as regards the real nature of the liquor supplied by him, I would attach real authority. The majority of dealers in liqubra know nothing whatsoever about the article in which they deal, and are, therefore, dependentfon the manufacturers whose products they vend; while the minority who do know something will not make the facts public." He wants an Act of Parliament compelling every vendor of intoxicants to state exactly what it contains. This is his idea, of a really effective temperance movement. Poor man.
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