USTR1CT MELL1CENCE. j LLWYNPIA. COLLIERY ACCIDENT.— On Saturday a man named James Thomas, residing at Hill Row, I Tonypandy, bad a most miraculous escape from death whilst working in the Glamorgan Coal Co's Works. It appears that the poor fellow was some- how or other caught by a rope on the underground incline and hurled into the way of the trains which were then passing. His head was cut open and he lies in a precarious condition. TRAP ACCIEENT.—A horse belonging to Mr Griffiths undertaker, Tonypandy. whilst being driven from Clydach Vale on Monday evening, bolted. The Occupants of the trap escaped practically umujnred but until two lamp posts and a shop window had been smashed, the horse could not be stopped. YSTRAD. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.-It now definitely under- stood that Mr Lloyd, grocer, Heolfacb, will offer himself for election in the Ystrad School Board which will take place on the 21st prox. Meetings have been held in the various parts of the district and we hear that Dr Makuna will probably con- test the seat rendered vacant by the retirement of Aid. W. Morgan. PENTRE. SALE OF PROPERTY.—At the Quean's Hotel,Pentre, on Friday, Mr Gwilym Lloyd offered by public auction the dwelling house known as Aelybryn, Pentre, which was knocked down at £220 to Mr W. Pritchard, brewer, Pentre. CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday morning the Pentre Detachment of Volunteers which included a squad of Volunteer Cyclists,attended St. David's Chnrch, when the Rev W. Lewis, R.D., preached. CYMMER. VOLUNTEERS. -The formation of a Rifle Corp here is taken up and supported by all the influen- tial gentlemen of the district, and is also support- ed by the public throught. Young men who work in the foul air underground, as Sergfc Parkins, Pontypridd, remarked, will make "good material." There are no junior officers elected as yet. We wish the movement every success. A VIOLENT FELLOW.—At Cymmer Police Court, on Thursday, Dd. Samuel, Cilely Farm, was charged with damaging the doors of the Farmers Arms Trebanog. Complainant said that 'the prisoner came into the house drunk, ond asked for a pint of beer. He was refused, then he viotentlv kicked the door breaking the bottom part.-Fined 10s and costs. FUNERAL.-On Tuesday the remains of Theo- philus Collins, of High Street, were laid in the^'r last resting-place. Deceased fell downstairs about I a fortnight ago and did not recover. The funeral was a very large one. The Porth and Cummer Choir, of whom the deceased was a faithful mem- ber, conducted by Mr G. Hopkins, sang the hymn, tune "Aberystwith." The funeral cortege pro- ceeded to Porth Station, en route for Walnut Tree, thence to Pentvrch Parish Church, where an appropriate sermon was delivered by the vicar, Deceased was a native of Pentyrch, but had come to Cymmer several years ago. He also took active part in every movement connected with singing—choral and congregational. He was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and three chil- dren Great sympathy is shown with the family in their bereavement. in their bereavement. TREFOREST. A FIBE caused by the wind blowing some mtlS- lin hangings against a gas jet occurred at Mr i Robotham's shop on Saturday doing some damage to the stock. TKEORKY. FATAL SCALDING ACCIDENT.-On Monday Mr Kenshole, coroner, held an inquest at the Treorky Hotel, Treorky, on the body of Mary Ann Collins, two years of age. 170, Bute-street, Treorky. It appeared that the little child died on Friday evening from burns caused by hot water from a » kettle, which fell to the floor while she was stand- ing near it. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. PENYGRAIG. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR LEMUEL WILLIAMS.- On Tuesday the remains of the late Mr Lemuel Williams, formerly of Penygraig, but lately of Bristol, were interred in the burial ground of Zoar Baptist Chapel. There was a large atten dance and all the local ministers as well as two from Bristol and Abertillery took part in the fueral service. PORTH. A NARROW ESCAPE. — A remarkable street accident occurred at Porth on Tuesday evening which nearly cost the life of a man. It appears that a man named Frederick Pack was driving a horse attached to a wagon, when it shied at a boiler at the tcp of Cymmer hill, and made a bolt. The driver held on to him until he went too fatt and was obliged to let go. The horse went down the hill at a terrible rate and dashed into a wall at the bottom of the hill which separates the foundry and the street, damaging furniture in transit for Penygraig the property of Edward Bayliss, watchmaker, Cymmer,
Y GOLOFN GYMEIG. PENILLION Anerchiad i Mr John Lewis, ar ei ymadawiad a'r wlad hon i Patagonia, ar gyflwvniad tysteb iddo nos Fawrth, Medi 26. Pwt y gynen fu Patagonia, Erbyn hyn mae'n wlad y breintia, Y Cymro dewr yn llywodraethu, Caiff mewn heddwch mwy deyrnasu. Cofleidier yno ein hegwyddorion, Urddas rot'r ar ein hoff ddefion, Yr Omeraeg a wir ddyrchefir, Yn yr ysgolion oil fe'i dysgir. Dedwydd wlad heb frad y Saeson, Hon a hoffir gan fy nghalon Cawn yno drigo yn nghyd er undyn, Rbag gormes Sais, na rhwysg Ysgotvn. John Lewis, ffyddlon, clod i'w galon, Croesa'n eofn donau'r eigion, Er gwir gyfranu egwyddorion, 11 11 Rhad er cadwedigaeth dynion. Llwyadiant iddo'ii groesi'r tona Ac i gyrhaedd gwlad y wynfa 11 Bendith Nef fo arno'n gwenu, Byth barhao heb gymylu. Newydd gartref iach ein meibion, Dewr wrouiaid gwlad y Brython Cedwir yno ein hoff ddefodau. Iaith a'n deddfiu'n fyw am oesau. R. GWYNGYLL HUGHES.
Fashionable Wedding at Porth. On Tuesday last the marriage of Dr John David now of Clydach Vale, to Miss Sarah Ann Davies, granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Truman, of LlwYD Otln Villa, Cymmer, took place at Llantrisart Parish Church. The officiating clergyman W9," the Rev H. L. Hu-lhes, B.A., of St John's Church The party drove from the residence of the bride at 8 a.m. amidst the congratulations of a large nun, ber of friends who had gathered together Witu at abundance of old slippers and rice, which the* made good use of as the cortege left the house. The bride was dressed in a brown silk dress trimmed with black silk lace, and also wore a gold brooch set with diamonds, the gift of the bride groom. She also carried a handsome bouquet of flowers. also a gift of the bridegroom. The brides- maid was Miss Kate Jenkins, of Tynewydd, who wore a blue silk dress, trimmed with white sLk lace, and also carried a handsome bouquet, tli- gift of the bridegroom. Dr Evans, of Ciydach Vale, acted as best man, while Mr Truman gave away the bride. The honeymoon will be spent in Bath and Brighton. The presents were mo^t numerous and costly. v
A NEW MEMBER FOR THE GRAIG. MR HOPKIN MORGAN ELECTED. A deputation consisting of Councillor W. Spickett, Messrs D. R. Rosser, J. W. John, H. Mills, John Harris, W. Holmes, and T. Jones, waited upon the Pontypridd Local Board at their last meeting on Friday, with the object of nomi- nating a candidate for the seat rendered vacant in the Graig Ward by the resignation ot Mr Hague. Councillor Spickett said that a public meeting had been held summoned by posters when it was practically unanimously decided to recommend the name of Mr Hopkin Morgan to the Board, and they trusted the Board would appoint him to the vacant seat. Mr Morgan was an old inhabi- tant in the ward, and had already come before the electors, at the last election. And as far as the meeting knew, he was the only man who had, so far, offered his services, and the meeting thought he would make a good member. He was I a very large ratepayer, and was ready to devote the time necessary for the service of the Board, and the meeting thought there would be no objec- tion to the appointment of Mr Morgan to the seat. The Chairman said that to lay stress on the fact that Mr Morgan had been before the public before was not the proper way to go at it, and he did not uphold the idea that because a man had been before a constituency that he had prior claim to a seat, for he might not be a fit person to represent the constituency. However, he had per- sonally no objection to Mr Morgan, and the depu- tation said there was no one else in the field and that there was not a better man in the consti- tuency than Mr Morgan. He, the speaker, agreed with this, and did not believe there was a man better qualified. When the deputation had retired the Chairman said he quite endorsed the remarks of Councillor Spickett that Mr Hopkin Morgan was a qualified man, and that he would make a good member. Mr Morgan was a young and industrious man, aud looked after his own business, and he had noticed that if a man looked after his own busi- ness he was also capable of looking after public ■ business. He should be glad, though, if Mr Mor- gan lived in the ward, for then he could be seen bv his constituents should anything occur, where- as when he lived in another ward it seemed as if he was from home. However, he had been bred and born in the Graig Ward as it were, and had a large business in the ward. The Chairman die not believe that there was a more qualified man to fill the vacancy and he begged to move that Mr Hrpkin Morgan be elected to the vacant seat. Mr Snape seconded that Mr James Roberts, in supporting, said that Mr Morgan was a very re- spectable gentleman and a fit man to represent the vard. He was an enterprising, thorough- business-going individual, and would no doubt bring his business capabilities to bear upon the work of the Board. The motion was then carried, and it was re- solved to appoint a successor to the seat rendered vacant on the Joint Board by the resignation of Mr Hague at a meeting to be held that day month.
Unskilled Labour in Mines. SPKECH BY MR W ABRAHAM (MABON), M.P. At the ordinary monthly meeting of the Cam- brian Association of Minora held on Monday at tin Winder Hotel, Ton Ystrad, the question of the employment of unskilled labour in coal mines came up for discussion. A member of the executive committee remarked that in many instances colliers bred and born near the pits were superceded by people who came to the district, and who were willing to work for less than 2s a day. These unskilled labourers were broken down shopkeepers, bakers, carpenters and j, -pe; s who hed seen nothing bat a cow j or a plough all their lives. And such men as tlisse had fl vded the collieries, and were allowed to work in the best places which, of course, meant the easiest places, and should there be a hard and difficult place to obtain coal there the best work- men were sen" to work. These unskilled men, therefore, got th cream, whilst the practical man was< obliged to be content with the skimmed milk. These men t »o. who came to the pits from the the heart ot the country knew nothing whatever about, thf ruies and regulations, and frequently did work for the management that the collier was not expected to do, and consequently the skilled collier would bp asked to do the same thing and dare rot refuse. Besides, it was a regrettable thing to say that men coming straight from farms were allowed, after having worked underground for a week or two, to take stalls of their own, whereas the Mines TJegulation Act distinctly stated that a nian should work for two years in or ft. a pit before he should be entrusted with a s'ali Of bis own. This was, however, done in the district. and so inexperienced in pits wera these people that some of them had actually taken out th^ ganze from off the safety lamp whilst at work underground. He (the speaker) contended, that this was done in face of the pro- cautions taken bv managers, and he suggested that steps should he taken to compel managers to j give a kind of a discharge certificates to the men | who left their employ, and that it should be made i penal to allow a man to work at a stall without such credential Considerable discussion followed in which a number of deJogates took part. j Mr W Abraham, M.P., in the course of a stir- ring address, said that this was a direct breach of j the law, and hid it come to his knowledge before that day he would, at once, have taken steps to | prosecute the employes who were guilty of such j breaches. The law said distinctly that a man be- fora he wornld br aHowed to work alone, should | have served in the pit for two years. He, per- sonally. behaved that there were, at the present day, more nn~k'!led labour employed in the mines of the country and this district than there should he were the provisions of the Mines1 Regulation I Act strictly c? rried out. To be honest with the j men he (Mr Abraham) did not think that gross j misrepresentation would holn them a bit, for such mis'-fipre.sentatinns would create considerable pre- judice aga-.nst the men However, if such things did exist, then certair.ly the men should have sufficient; manliness to see that the Act was car- | ried out. He hoped that these complaints were | thirgs of the past, and that the working men would endeavour to purgp themselves from such | practices. It could he nothing but gross neglect | or the part of the mer. that would allow such i things to exist, for the New Mines' Regulation J Act orovided that no inexperienced man should I oo •jtw.wed to take a place of his own. If this law was infringed then the men could complain, and indeed, if tbey rbt not make a complaint the men I were as liable to he prosecuted as the managers were, and should they, having made complaints, be disschavgc-d from work they would be dealt with and assisted financially by the district. (Hear, hear. With regards to thn certificates he quite agreed with what had been said, and, indeed, he and Mr D. A. Thomas bad drafted a short Bill which had already passed the first reading to pro- vide for giving certificates of experience and com- petency. He was under the impression that the minera in this valley knew about that Bill, and if hey did know, then the delegates at the montklv meet:ng had. failed to properly fulfil their duty.' After some further discussion it was re- solved "That this meeting presses upon Messrs T). A Thomas and W. Abraham to again bring before* Parliament then- Bill providing for certificates of experience and competency for colliers before they are employed at --the pits, but that in the meantime also pressed upon all colliery commit- tees and individual workmen to aid the manage- ment in preventing the employment of unskilled labour, and also to win out those that are already "rnployed, and have them place,! to work under the conditions provided b law.
HINTS FOR THE TfflUfR TO WHITEN riNEIT. To make linen beautifully white, prepare tbo water for washing by putting into every ten gallons a large handful of powdered borax; or, boil with tha clothes one tea.spoonful of spirits of turpentine. PASTE THAT WILL KBBP. t Dissolve a teaspoonful of alum in a quart of water. Wh' n cold, stir in flour, to give it the con- sistence of thick cream, being particular to beat up all the lumps. Stir in, also, as much powdered resin aa will lie on a sixpence, and throw in half a dozen cloves, to yive it a pleasant odour. Have on the fire a teacupful of boiling water; pour the flour mixture into it, stirring well all the time. In a few minutes it will be of thn consis?enc» of treacle. Pour it into an farthen or chinJ. vessel, let it cool, lay a cover on, and put in a cool place. When needed for use, take out a portion and soften it with warm water. CLBANING BRASS, A good material for cleaning bra's ii oxalic acid. As this is a noison, of course the article, alter cleaning, should be thoroughly washed, to remove the excess of acid and the salts formed by it with the copper and zinc of the brass; but it is safe if used intelligently. Much cf our brass now in use is covered with a coating cf shellac varnish, which proti cts it from tarnish, and r» quiras no clearisig as long as the varnish remains iu'act. If, however, the coating bo broken, aid wo want to remove it and clean the brass underneath it, it should be remen: bered the shellac is soluble in alcohdl, and it. may be rubb"d off with a cloth wet with this substance, the braca cleaned, and a new coating of shellac applied. WINDOW CLEANING. To b gin with, have the windows- thoroughly dusted every day when the rest of the room is done -wi, dew sills, ledges, sashes and all; the gas bunlfd in the room givey off carbon, alias smuts, so of course in inter does the fire, and this together with the dust sii lodges in the window. Natural'v this is specially the ctse in wi-itcr-a tira-) i window cleaning is particularly inconio nient. It stands to reason tl at if the ■windows are thoroughly dusted regularly they will not, r. quire to bd washed yr cleaned neariy so frequently. When the cleaning is inevitable, have rt.aiiy a muslin bag full of whitirg and two wash-leathers. Dust. the glass thickly w'th the whitinsr, then rub it off thoroughly with a damp-not wet leather, and finally polish it well with a clean, dry one. This is a method pursued by workmen when cleaning the windows of a newhoust-, and gives a polish unknown to the glasi washed in the ordinary way. Another excel- lent method for giving brilliancy to el;i?s is to dampen a cloth with spirits f wine, rub the glass well with t!ii?, and then polish as before with a clean, dry leather. TO MAKE SnOES LAST LONGER. As soon as you come in fron: bad weather, take off your shoes and fill thprn with dry oats, which will quickly absorb all the moisture and prevent the bather from 1(),iug its shape. He particularly careful nLt to put your snot", near dIP fire. The next day take o'V" hc oats, which may be dried afcd miitie to serve acain. If you do not like the idea of using oats, stutf your shoes with fine paper, whv?fa •answers the sanm purpose. Paraffin will Aor'ten leather which hns been hardened by water and restore its suppleness. A mixture of ere -m and iuk is an excellent thing to rub on ladies' fine kid boots. To keep your .'hoes from creaking, rub the soles with linseed oil. You may do this more thoroughly by letting the soles rest on a dish containing a little of the oil, which will be absorbed by the leather, and in addition to stopping the creaking, will make the shoes impermeable to snow and water. Another way to keep out water is to heat tho soles slightly, then rub them with copal varnish and let thtem dry. Repeat this operation three times, and you can go into the wet with impunity. ORANGES AS A MEDICINE. It cannot be emphasised too strongly that pure fruit juice is one of the best blood purifiers Ind system regulators there is. In fact, it is said to be the base of physicians' prescriptions in cases of depleted systems and impure blood. There are people who testify to this fact, particularly as to oranges. Some people, who have here tofore eaten fruit between meals or just before retiring, and condemned it as injurious, have learned to eat one or two oranges with nearly everi m- al, particularly breakfast, and have found tc their pleasant surprise that, it was better than any mroicine ever taken. Many remarkable things have been ciam^d for oranges taken as a food, such as making the complexion clear and beautiiui, curing the diink habit, and numerous other things as varied and marvellous as the achievements of corn medicines, and there are. doubtless, persons who have made themselves miserable and ridiculous eating oranges Dy the wholesale in the endeavour to acci-.mplish some such impossible result. But thousands of persons can testify that a judicious use of orances is a good thing; yet a few precautions must lie taken. In the first place, buy nothing but good fruit, especially ripe fruit. Green or bad fruit cannot be good for anybody. Then, if you do not eat the oranga • out of the shell with a spoon, as many prefer to do, be sure to ppd it carefully. The white pith lying beneath the yellow rind is one of the most indigestible sut stances known in the vege- \ble world. It is b 'trr-r to eat oranges with a apoon and take ss little as possible of the cellulai matter. Do not eat too many oranges at first; but if the habit of eating them with meals is once formed, a person will never be satisfied to eat ? meal without fresh fruit ot some kind The habit will work wonders in a short ti.r)Ð toward regulat- ing the system, keeping the blood in good condition and creating a liealrhy appetite. NICE DISHES. BuM.ocK's Hj..ABT should ba soaked and washed careluily. Stidl it wi h forcemeat as you would a hare, sew it up, and roast it. Selve with thick gravy and currant-jelly sauce. What remains when cold should be uit in thiu slices and hashed in the gravy and sauce.—Pearson's Weekly* EEAFSTEAX BONKS.—Crack the bones in pieces and put them in a clest lv-covered saucepan, with just enough water to cover them; let them simmer •iowly a couple of hou's, then add two sliced potatoes, two carrots chopped fine, and one sliced onion. For tomato soup, add half a dozen tomatoes, peeled and sliced, or tapioca cr vermicelli; add as much water as you will need for the quantity of eoup desired, boil for two hours, remove the bones, season snd serve. INEXPENSIVE SAVOURY PIE.—S^a k some stale bread in cold water. When quite so t dry it and beat well with a fork. Season woh one laige onion finely chopped, a tatlespoonful of chopped parsley, marjoram and savor- or if you have not these* pevper a.,d ill aiid I!j.,bF, -it discretion. To ea» h pint of b ateo bre.d a^d twi ounces of salt pork, previously chopped fine. Place the mixture in a, baking dish, cover with mashed potatoes, and bake. Sttveveryhot. TUMATO EGGS.—Cut three or four good-sized and •vol 'oo npe tomatoes into halves; tak.i out a little of the inside: lay them in a pan cor:t:unincr two ounces of heated buiter, and fry them lightly. I When nearly done, carefully drop a raw egg from the shell into each tomato watch till it has set perfectly, then take eacU oLi- separately from the pan and lay it on a slice of buttered toast cut to 'be size of the fruit. Dust over them a little I per, and sprinkle a little linely-grated ham on white of each egg, Serve on a hot dish. Gar- j rush with nasturtium-leaves. COLLARED HEAD,—Take hair a bullock's head and one eowheel, ciean loth carefully. Lay them in ,sit and water for an ho or, then wash well, take | them cut, and cut in pieces. Put ali into a large pot, take them out, and cut in pieces. Put all into a large pot, and cover with coid water and a little salt. As it boils skim well. Let the head, &c., j sirauitir slowly for six hours,and then strain through a ?ieve. Next day remove all fit from the jelly, f return it to tho pars, r. move the meat from the bones, cut it into dice, ar.d add it to the stock. I Season to taste. Let all simmer for 20 minutes,and then pour into wet moulds or basins. Turn out- when cold, garnish with parsley, beetroot, &c., and serve, Otssof.iL'rTES of Sn -Stamp out some rounds of broad with a cutter two inches thick, marking them again to threequarters of their dept h witn a smaller cut'er, and fry them a golden brown in p!e/iiry of fat; lift out the inner part,scraping away I all toe solt: crumbs, aud use the small round as a lid; dra:n them well, and gr-t them a?ide to keep I h< £ Have ready some shelled shrk.ip-, arid tons 1 thorn o,v< r the iire with a piece of butter, a httle lemou-juiee, a couple of spoonful of milk, a dash of cayenne and uutrceg, and a small blade of mace; Ut an this get very hot,, and fill up tne little bread cassolettes with the mixture. Any cold fiah can be boated in this way, and so can meat; but in thai c*se gravy or stock must be used instead Of the Wiik. v fl+likv tl-
_N- (SILK ADULTERATION AT LLAN. < .-j .VI ■ TRISANT, ■ J ANALYSTS DISAGREE. • j Thomas Llewellyn, a farmer, residing near Llantrisant was charged at the Llantrisant Police Court on Friday with selling milk con- taining seven per cent of added water. Supt. Jones, Pontypridd, prosecuted. It appears that t since Mr Llewellyn was served with a summons he engaged Mr Gomer Morgan, surveyor, to take j a sample of the milk, taken direct from the cows to Mr Thomas Hughes, analyst, Cardiff. Mr Hughes found the butter fat, or cream to be of a high quality, but the milk was of a poor quality. I This was exactly the same opinion with regard to the cream as that of Dr W. Morgan, public ana- lyst, Swansea, but the public analyst added that he failed to agree with what Mr Hughes had said regarding the milk l< which was of poor quality but genuine," for he (Dr Morgan) gave it as his experience of 20 years that where the cream or the butter fat was of a high per centage it was evidenee that the milk was of a high quality. If the milk did not come up to the standard when cream was good then it was sufficient evidence that it had been tampered with by adding water. The Bench preferred to believe Dr Morgan's theory, and fined Llewellyn 5s.
Chicago Eisteddfod. SUCCESS OF A RHONDDA VALLEY VOCALIST. E* Many friends will be pleased to hear of the suc- cess of Miss May John, Ystrad, at the Chicago National Eisteddfod in winning the chief soprano solo "0 Loving Heart," for which a prize of 25 dollars was oflered. There was a large number of competitors including the best of the soloists in the Welsh Ladies' Choir, and the victory is, there- fore, the more creditable. Miss John is a pupil of Madame Clara Novello Davies, Cardiff, and although only about 19 years of age, has had a brilliant career, having won prizes in the princi- pal eisteddfodau of South Wales, chiefly Porth, Caerphilly, Ferndale, and Pontypridd National Eisteddfod of Wales. These, with her latest achievement at Chicago places her in the front rank of rising vocalists. She is a native of the Rhondda Valley, having been born in Ystrad, and is the daughter of Mr Morgan John, one of the respected deacons of Jerusalem, Calvinistio Methodist Chapel, Ton. At present she is en- gaged as assistant to her sister, Mrs Price, Ystrad Rhondda Schools, Ystradyfodwg School Board, but contemplates entering the Royal Academy at an early date to further prosecite her studies in music. LETTER FROM MISS JOHN. Writing to friends at Ystrad, Miss May John says: -On Friday morning, at 8.30, ten of our girls went up to the Festival Hall to compete on II the solo '0 Loving Heart.' There we met four American ladies who were also trying the solo. I We were 14 competing. John Thomas, London, and Dr Mason, America, were the adjudicators. We had a prelim, in one of the small halls. All our girls sang wonderfully. Emily Francis, Annie Jenkins, and Gertie Drinkwater were there. I sang the fourth of our girls. I was very nervous and very homesick at the time, and was afraid of not doing well. After we had finished we went to dinner, and on my return I found that I, Annie Jenkins, Gertie Drinkwater, Bertha Edwards, and two others had to sing in the final before the audience. This made me feel terribly anxious. Well, we sang, and I was in splendid voice, and won the prize, being praised and con- gratulated by all. To-night we had a grand con- cert in Chicago, and had a magnificent reception. Gertie and I sang the duet and were encored. I also sang 'Dearie,' and the audience went wild over it. After the concert John Thomas sent for me and told me my singing electrified him, and that I must, immediately I return, enter the Academy.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. ¡ BIRTH. fsm EVANS—On September 20th, at 149, Wood Road, the wife of Mr E. R. Evans, reporter, "Ponty- pridd Chronicle," of a son. IDEATHS. WILLIAMS — September 27th, at the Maltsters' Arms Hotel, Pontypridd, Evan, the eldest son of the late Mr Edward Williams, aged 35 years. Funeral on Monday next, leaving at one o'clock for Tonyfelin, Caerphilly. GAMES- On 28tb September, at 16 Taff Street, Pontypridd, Mary, the beloved wife of Walter Games, aged 65. Deeply regretted. Public funeral Monday, 3 p.m., Penuel Chapel, Ponty- pridd. No wreaths.
JUSTICE ? A STRONG LETTER FROM THE MAGISTRATE'S CKERK. To the Editor of the "Pontypridd Chronicle." Sir,-Under the heading of "Justice" in the last issue of your paper appears an article, the contents of which greatly surprised me, and I have no doubt suprised a great many others too, and I make bold to say that you knew very well that your informant therein referred to was saying 1 what was untrue where he states, "Many times has a court been adjourned to the no small incon- venience of complainants or defendants, simply because a magistrate wants leave by the next train this kind of thing has occurred too often of late and poor people have consequently been put to a great deal cf expense and inconvenience by having cases adjourned instead of being tried on the day they have been summoned to appear." Then is added "Surely this is not justice" to which I say, certainly not, neither is it the kind of justice meted out by my Bench of magistrates, or the justice deserved by them from the Press. It is a very regretable fact that perjury is very rife in our courts of late and the Press could do a ^reat deal in trying to stamp it out, but if such a calumny as the article written that I have referred to goes by unchallenged, one feels that the perjury of a section of the Press will be as great as that known (but which unfortunately cannot be brought home), is in the courts. Kindly insert this letter in your next issue and oblige, Your obedient servant, HENRY PORCHER.
Brutal Assault in the Rhondda. !,l At Ystrad Police-court on Monday —before Mr Ignatius Williams, Mr T. P. Jenkins, and Alder- man W. Morgan- John Jones, residing at Blaen- clydach, Clydach Vale, was charged with assault- ing his father on Saturday night last. It ap- peared from the evidence that on the evening in question the parties had been drinking together, I and after returning home a dispute arose between them. The prisoner struck his father several timee violently in his face, causing him to fall to the ground. He then dealt him a number of blows while on the ground, bruising his face severely. The prosecutorlq eyes were very much swollen, and one of them wae actually closed up. According to the prosecutor's evidence he had been beaten till he "was black and blue all over." The prisoner was sentenced to two months with hard labour:
I' CHIPS OF j ATHOME. N j Snow fell in Annan early on Saturday. The tabI were unusually large, and the ground was covered With snow an inch deep. Nine persons have been arrested in Queensland j en suspicion of being concerned in systematic them of gold from a mine near Rockhampton. Snow fell heavily during Saturday night at Kirkby Stephen, and the Pennine hills are covered. The I I. cold is intense. This is the pearliest fall of now for many years. Orders have been given for the 1st Battalion of II the Dorsetshire Regiment, which has been more the Dorsetshire Regiment, which has been more than four years in Egypt, to embark for India, to be stationed at Wellington, Madras. During a football match on Saturday afternoon at Penaith between the Penarth A and Penarth Windsor, C. Harpcll, who was playing at back for the latter club, in trying to stop an opponent from scoring, fell forward and broke his collar-bone. The Queen has sent 175 bottles of wines for the use of patients in the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Victoria Park. A similar present has been sent for the use of the patients in the East London Hospital for Children, Sbadwell. Miss Frances E. Willard, the well-known temper- ance advocate, and President of the World's Women's Temperance Association, is now quite laid aside from public work, owing to ill-health, and her medical adviser has stated that she will probably not be able to undertake any speaking engagements for a year. There will be issued by the military authorities shortly a revised system of drill for the large num- ber of cyclist infantry volunteers throughout the country, and in order to make the regulations as perfect as possible Sir Redvers Buller is seeking the assistance of the principal officers who have hitherto taken an active interest in the adaptation of the cycle to military purposes. The Law Journal reports that it has received a letter from Mrs. Hurlbert, rotative to the case between her husband and Gladys Evelyn. Mrs. Hurlbert states that she herself knew Wilfrid Murray, and that she is in a position to prove that upon several of the occasions upon which Wilfrid Murray is alleged to have been with the plaintiff, Mr. Hurlbert was at the time in a totally different I locality. The largest cargo steamer in the world was launched from Harland and Wolff's yard at Belfast on Saturday. This was the Cevic, a vessel built to the order of the White Star Company. It is 500ft. long, 60 broad, and 38 deep, the registered tonnage being 8,315 gross, and 5,335 net, while the total capacity of her holds is 14,089 tons. The boat is designed for the cattle trade. The latest small grievance is the resemblance of the new bright farthing to gold. In receiving single coins there is not much danger except to very care- less people, for a half-sovereign does not feel like a farthing; still, it is aa well that the caution should be widely given. The sight of many people is imperfect, and when change is given for a bank note coins are often swept into a purse without being fingered individually. The Princess Louise was at one time a successful Anonymous contributor to magazines. One editor repeatedy accepted articles on art matters from her before be discovered the identity of his contributor. The Princess, like many another author, says that one of the proudest moments of her life was that in which she found a cheque made out to herself, in the name of "Myra Fontenoy," for literary work which had been sent in after the ordinary fashion. Her Majesty's gun vessel Elk, 4, which has seen considerable service both in foreign and home waters, has been condemned as unfit for further service as an effective ship of war. The Elk, which was last employed on coastguard duties at Grimsby, was recently paid out of commission at Sheerness Dockyard, and placed in the D Division of the Medway Dockyard Reserve. The Admiralty have given instructions for her fittiDgs to be re- moved and the vessel utilised as a coal depot in Sheerness Harbour. A court-martial was held at Hounslow Barracks on Saturday, respecting the circumstances con- nected with the recent alleged saddle-cutting at Coate camp, near Swindon, on August 26th, in the lines occupied by the 8th Royal Irish Hussars, which regiment has just taken up its heaquarters at Hounslow Cavalry Barracks. Three privates of the corps are said to have been placed upon their trial charged with the offence. Major Lord, of the Grenadier Guards, was president of the Court, and the sitting lasted the whole day. The decision is not yet known. A daring robbery was committed on the Spa,Scar- borough, on Saturday afternoon. One of several small shops under the north balcony is occupied by Messrs. Edwards and Co. diamond merchants. The shopman locked up, and went to dinner, and upon returning found that diamonds valued at between jB3,000 and jE5,000 had been stolen. It is supposed that the thieves were well acquainted with the habits of the shop-assistant. Scarborough Spa is crowded at present, and cool thieves, who had studied the habits of the shop-assistant, would have had no difficulty in making their haul without attracting public attention. Miss Cross, who lives with her brother, Dr. Cross, at Southwick, in Hampshire, is a courageous young lady. The other night she saw a man in the room standing at the foot of the bed. She remained quiet for a few seconds until she saw him attempt to leave the room. He took the key, presumably with the object of locking her in. Jumping out of bed she seized the intruder, who did not struggle or hurt her, and screamed. Her brother came, and she did not know where the burglar went. He had stolen property worth about E25, but he was caught at Portsmouth, and was committed for trial at Fareham on Friday. There is an extraordinary amount of infectious disease in London at the present moment. The officials of the Board are receiving notifications of cases of disease, under the provisions of the Noti- fication of Diseases Amendment Act, to the number of no fewer than 400 a day. The position of the Asylums Board in regard to the prevailing epidemic of scarlet-fever is, and must continue, unchanged, for all the hospitals are full, and the Board can only admit fresh cases as vacancies arise from the dis- charge of recovered patients. The most urgent cases are given priority of admission, and as the rate of discharge is now a heavy one, the Board are enabled to admit about 60 patients per diem. There are still, however, many more cases than the Board can deal with. A feat of a remarkable and unprecedented nature was accomplished at the Westminster Aquarium on Saturday night by the well-known player, W. J. Peall. During the week he had been playing a number of exhibition games with T. Taylor. and it was in the last of these on Saturday night that the incident occurred. The game was 600 up, 3pot in, and Peall, who had the first stroke, commenced by screwing into one of the top pockets off the red, and then putting the red down obtained posi- tion for spot stroke play; and though after making nine hazards he temporarily got out of position, he quickly regained it, and continued to put the red ball into one or other of the top pockets until he had finished off the game. Although previously there had been several instances in which players had won games wihout their opponents scoring, there was, until Saturday, no record of a game having been played through with two balls only. ABROAD. The Emperor Francis Joseph has appointed the Duke of Connaught to the Honorary Colonelcy of the Fourth Hussar Regiment of the Austrian army. The exterior of Rouen Cathedral is about to be repaired and restored at a cost of nearly £ 25,000. The interior of the cathedral has been under restor- ation for some years past. Dr. Joseph Troll,an Austrian explorer, has arrived at Shanghai, after having crossed Asia by land. He travelled through Eashgar, Central Asia, Siberia, and Mongolia, and thence to Pekin, mostly by new and untried routes. Richard Hodgson, LL.D., secretary of the American Society of Psychical Research, tells the following instance of remarkable duality; Ansel Bourne, an itinerant preacher, disappeared from his home in Greene, R.I. Two months afterwards be was discovered in Norristown, Pa., where for six weeks he had been keeping a small variety store under the name of A. J. Brown. He appeared as a normal person, but was, in fact, in a som- nambulistic condition all the time. A most daring outrage was perpetrated during a. military review at Barcelona on Sunday. Two petards were thrown right into the midst of a group of staff officers and exploded under the horse of Marshal Martinez Campos. The animal's legs were shattered and the Marshal was wounded i n the thigh. He fell heavily to the ground, and in doing so injured his left shoulder. The explosion also wounded General Castellvi, chief of the staff, a* well as an aide-de-camp, a civil guard, acd two policemen. Marshal Martinez Campos was conveyed to the carriage of an officer. The man who threw the petards was arrested in the very M# by the police. —
The Typhoid Epidemic. OUTBREAK AT HAPOD. The epidemic has now reached Hafod, and there are several cases reported. Two cases have occurred in the same house, viz., that of Mr Edmund Williams, butcher, near the Coedcae Colliery.
Rhondda Teachers Threaten a Strike. The teachers connected with the Technical In- struction Classes in the Mid-Rhondda district are discontented with the way in which they have been treated by the committee, and the low rate of remuceration they receive, and at a meeting held on Tuesday night at Tonypandy the question was thorough] y.disou ssed. The teachers complain of the delay in receiving payment for the last session, the cheques having net yet been received, being six momths overdue, of low remuneration, of lecturers being privileged more than the teachers bv receiving a high salary and better conveniencef Unless these grievances are redressed they will come out on strike and refuse t < tjach during the coming session. It was stated that one teacher who had to work three nights a week, and to teach three classes during last year's session, only re- ceived zC4 10s as remuneration.
A correspondent states that Mr. Jabes Balfon* weenm to be settled permanently in the land of his adoption. It is rumoured that the recent revolution t in Argentina may lead to his being ottered an official position. A man who is reputed to have with him a quarter of a million in cash and notes is of great Importance in that impecunious and bankrupt Republic, where antecedents and character Menevw studied. Balfour is now growing orchids on a large scale by way of adorning his palatial residence out- side Buenos Ayres. Last week a Croydon trades- man executed an order for him for 12 sacks of moss, which was shipped in bis name in the usual way without any disguise. An interesting display of John Hampden relics was opened last week at Grymsdyke, Lacey Green, Bucks, the residence of Mr and Mrs. John Forrest, on behalf of the fund now being raised for the re- storation of Great Hampden Church. The exhibition included portraits of Hampden and his daughter-in- law; medal-lion portraits of Hampden, Oliver Cromwell, and John Pym carved in ivory; the cup from which Hampden received the sacrament, the patriot's sword, funeral helmet, and prayer-book; a copy of his speech in the House of Commons when he was accused of high treason on January 4tb, 1641; and a copy of the defences of those WIMV with Hampden, refused to pay ship money. In Court circles in Madrid it is stated that Queen Christina will take the little King this autumn to the old Spanish Shrine of Covadonga to be confirmed there, like so many of his ancestors. When his Majesty returns to Madrid at th« end of October he will occupy separate apartments, which are being I fitted up for him in the Royal Palace, and he will have a household of his own, at the head of which will be as chief officer the Duke de Sotomayor, and as tutor Monsignor del Val, a young Prelate highly esteemed by the Pope and by the Spanish Royal family. Alfonso XIII. is seven years and three months old, and is said to be very bright, promising, and active for his age, though he looks delicate. Herr Hans von Behr writes an interesting article ■ in the Vosslsche Zeitung, describing huat of the buffaloes of the Bey of Tunis. Until a short time ago, the general public were unaware that buffaloes existed in North Africa, and the fact is a geographical riddle, oven for zoologists. It is believed that the founder of the present Tunisian dynasty introduced into his country a few buffaloes from the Southern Sahara, and that, being care- fully kept, they became a particular species. The present herd lives on the small plateau of Djebel- Eschkull, and resembles no other race. The sports- men were some 50 Frenchmen and 200 natives. The number of buffaloes actually living in the Djebel. Escbkull is estimated at 300, and now that their existence is more widely known, the Bey of Tunis will no doubt be often begged to permit a hunt. Five competitors have sent in their names fot this year's amateur punting championship, which will be decided at the Thames Punting Club Regatta on Thursday next at Staines, and not at Sunbury as in previous years. The list includes: Mr. A. H. M. Kilby, of Staines, the present holder of the trophy; Mr. H. Rixon, of Staines; Mr. Gordon Coombo, Mr. U. S. Verity, who won the amitteur championship of the Lower Thames at Sunbury last week, and Mr. H. F. Wilsoc. Mr. Verity has been carefully "coached" for the event by Abel Beesly, the ex-professional champion. Mr. N. M. Cohen, who finished first in 1892. but WM disqualified on a foul, is unable to compete. Mr. W. H. Grenfell won the championship for three years, but retired in 1890. and has not competed since, although be is still one of the most skilful puntsmen on the Thames. TREACLE TART.—Make a JJ:C<3 short paste of half A pound of Hour, into whi rub 3Joz. of lard or dripping, bind it with aa little "cold water as possible, roll out and place it over a flat meat or pudding plate, cut round the edge of the plate. In the centre of the plate put three tablespoonfuls of golden syrup, and two ta'ule.stiriontuls of fine bread crumbs; place small narrow cross-bars of paste across, and bake well. The under paste must be well baked through send to table hot on the plate it was bafctd on, placing a. coid plate under the hot one. The treacle and bread crumbs should be well mixed together. EXCELLENT SALAP FOU G.VME.— An extremely- pretty salad to serve with coid game is made of a few t&blespoonfuls each of cold, boiled turnips, carrots, cauliflower and preen-peas. These should be cut into small pieces with a fancy cutter, drained dry and iced. Arrange t;em from a centre like rays-red, white, green—and pnt a delicate green lettuce heart in the middle. Use the plain French dressing, to which "dJ a teaspoonful of powdered parsley, and one of chervil, also chopped to a -wder, and a teaspoonful of tarragon vinegar. Put this dressing over the salad, leaving out the lettuce, and sit in the ice box a couple of hours. When ready to serve put the lettuce heart in the centre, and serve very cold. Tn making the French dress- ing, mix in the proportion of one tablespoonfal of vinegar to three of oil.
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