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DOWLAIS. WILFUL DAMAGE.-At the Merthyr police-court on Mon- day, John James was charged with wilfully smashing a pane of glass at the Bargoed Inn, Deri, on Saturday morning. Ordered to pay the amount of damage, 2s, and 10s costs. CATHOLIC CONFIRMATION SERVICE.—The Right Rev Dr Brown, Bishop of Newport and Menevia, arrived at the Mission-house, at Gellifaelog, Dowlais, on Friday the 8th inst., when he was received by the Venerable Pastor the Rev P. Millea. Or. Saturday his lordship inspected the church, house and schools, and examined everything re- quired for the services of the church. On Sunday, after the second Mass, he administered the Sacrament of Con- firmation to nearly 200 persons. All were glad, pastors and people, to see bis lordship (notwithstanding his very advanced age,) still looking strong and healthy, and which were evident from the vigorous, impressive, and argumen- tative discourses to the children and people, before and after confirmation. On Sunday evening at 5 oclock, he left Dowlais for Merthyr, taking with him the prayers and sincere good wishes of the esteemed pastor and his congre- gation. -Communicated. ODDFELLONVSHIP. -The members of the Loyal Cadair Ifer Lodge at the Rifleman's Arms, Pantysgallog, met on Satur- day evening, to celebrate a very interesting event in con- nection with their lodge. The Cadair Ifor Lodge was opened some five years ago, and for the first year or two appeared to be anything but prosperous, but mainly through the perseverance of the landlord, Mr Walter Rogers, and the assistance of a few others, the lodge has become one of the most prosperous in the Dowlais district, numbering now nearly 100 members, with close upon JE200 in cash. This lodge has for the last two years given small prizes to those who would exert themselves most to intro- duce eligible candidates for membership, and this year. in connection with this movement, a subscription was got up to present Mr Walter Rogers with some testimonial as a small token of esteem for his labor for the last five years. With this object the members and their friends met on Saturday night to partake of a supper to commemorate the event, when about 90 partook of a sumptuous repast, which was most excellently got up by Mrs Rogers. After the re- moval of the cloth, P.P.G.M. Archibald Lewis was voted to the chair, and P. G. John J ames, to the vice-chair. When the usual loyal toasts were disposed of, the Manchester Unity" was given, and responded to by the chairman, and the Dowlais district" was ably responded to by brother Thomas Jones. Several very good speeches were delivered during the evening, interspersed with capital songs, render- ed by brothers John James, John Jones, Hemmings, Rich- ards, Pendry, and others, but the most interesting part of the proceedings were the presentations. P.P.G.M. Daniel Davies, of the City of Refuge Lodge, a veteran in the cause of Oddfellowship, was deputed by the lodge to present brother Walter Rogers with his portrait, a beautiful photographic oil-painting, elegantly framed, value six guineas, by Mr W. E. Jones, artist, Merthyr, with an artistic design on the top, and the following inscription, March 9, 1872, presented to P.G. Walter Rogers, by the Cadair Ifor Lodge, 5547, of the Dowlais district of LO O.F. M.U., in recognition of gratuitous services."—Mr Davies spoke of brother Rogers in the most eulogistic man- ner, especially in connection with the Cadair Ifor," and hoped that the portrait would be an heirloom in the family. 1ret,urned thanks in a feeling speech, intimating that he had done nothing but his duty as an Oddfellow, and he hoped to live many years to render them every assistance m his power towards making the lodge more numerous and prosperous.-Brother Richard Turner next presented brother Jesse Spacey with a beautiful emblem, neat y framed, the gift of the secretary, as the first prize for bringing in most members to the lodge.—Brother Spacey returned thanks in a very sensible speech. The last of the prizes was given by brother Wm. Richards to brother Thomas Howells, and consisted of an elegant purse of money, the voluntary subscriptions of the members, for his efforts in competing with No. 1.—Mr Howells' re- sponded in a humorous manner, and said that considering that this year was his first in the Derby, he was proud that he had saved his stakes, but should he live to see another year, he hoped, by per- severance and faithfulness, to be the winning horse, and thanked them kindly for their mark of appreciation of his humble services. These pleasant tasks, with a few other speeches and songs, brought a very pleasant meeting to a close. Believing that such meetings as these have a ten- dency to strengthen our benevolent institutions, numeri- cally and financially, we would modestly suggest to those lodges who would wish to infuse new vigour amongst the members to "go and de likewise.Follett. ABERDARE INTELLIGENCE. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Saturday, at the Crown Inn, Cwmbacli (before Mr Overton) on the body of William Jones, aged 19, a collier, who died on the previous day from injuries received on the 4th instant whilst riding on a tram in the Middle Duffryn coalpit. A verdict of Accidental death" was turned. AN AWKWARD FALL.—On Monday a. man ascended the pit frame at Morfa Colliery Ito oil the sheaves. On descen- ding he leaped from the ladder to a point lower down. This gave way, and he fell to the ground, his head striking against an iron wheel which lay there. He received a fearful gash across the head and face, but fortunately nothing worse. THE NEW HOSPITALS.—The new general hospital near the cemetery is at last roofed in. The small-pox hospital progresses very slowly. If the speed of construction be not quickened we may hope to see tke small-pox disappearing before the hospital is ready. Many people think it would have been wiser to have finished a wing of the general hospital rapidly for small-pox cases, instead of constructing another at a great expense. ° COUNTY COURT.—His Honour Judge Falconer commenced his monthly sitting at the Temperance hall on Monday. There were set down for hearing 350 plaints, 50 judgment summonses, and six adjourned cases. Little business was transacted, the court being adjourned at one o'clock, and no cases of public interest occurred. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A LITTLE TICHBORNE.—On Satur- day a man named David Davis was killed in Blaengwawr colliery. His history has a touch of the Tichborne feature in it. Many years ago he laid claim to being heir to large estates in Carmarthenshire, and induced many people to believe in his claim. He did not get out bonds but pre- vailed upon many persons in this district to lend him large sums of money with which to obtain possession. Deceased managed to live without work and to travel about to obtain the information requisite to the success of his suit, which was never brought to an issue. For some years, however the unfortunate man has had to descend the pit to work. OUTWARD BOUND.—A touching scene was witnessed in the Unitarian Sunday school, Cwmbach, on Sunday after- noon, when Mr Rees Richards, who has been many years a Sunday sohool teacher and a deacon of the church, paid his last visit to the school previous to his leaving the place for America. A handsome Bible and other books had been provided by the scholars, and the opportunity was taken of presenting them to him. Some suitable remarks were made by the Key E, M, Lloyd and Mr J, Morgan. "BLANK MONDAY."—At the police-court on Tuesday (before J. C. Fowler, D. Davis, E. J. Williams, and R. H. Rhys, Esqs.), a number of men were fined for being drunk on the previous blank Monday. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS. — HEAVY PENALTIES. — Benjamin Rees, landlord of the Cloth Hall, was summoned for permitting drunkenness on Saturday evening —Sergeant Melhuish deposed to seeing two men come out of defendant's house on the evening in question, "staggering drunk." 011 entering the house, be found a man in the tap-room drunk, with a pint of beer before him. Called the landlady's attention to this, and she said one of the men in question was her brother-in-law, and had come there drunk. Mrs Rees now denied the charge, as the men did not get drunk on her husband's premises.—The Bench did not think defendant a fit person to bold a license, as on the 25th April last he was fined 40s and costs for a similar case. A fine would be inflicted of £5 and costs in the present instance. GIVING HIM A DIP.—John Davies, postmaster of Cwm- bach, again appeared to answer a summons charging him with an assault on Laban Mazey, by pushing him into the canal, on the 17th February.—Mr Bed doe (from Messrs Simons and Plews) appeared for complainant, and Mr Frank James for defendant.—Complainant stated his case, which was supported by two witnesses, to the effect that on the day in question he had some differences with the defen- dant, in his shop at Cwmbach, after which a scuffle took place, aud defendant ejected complainant by pu&hing him from the house with such force that the complainant was thrown into the canal.—Mr James's witnesses for the defence was called to suggest abuse on the part of com- plainant, and that he was drunk, and that his client did not use more force than was necessary in ejecting complainant. —Fined 2s 6d and costs. ALLEGED CRIMINAL ASSAULT.—Thomas Davis and John Thomas were charged with committing a criminal assault on Mary Ann Williams, a young woman employed at the Llwydcoed Works. In her evidence prosecutrix, who appeared to demur somewhat, said that on the previous day Thomas held her. in the Llwydcoed stables, whilst Davis committed the offence charged. Thomas, therefore, stood charged for aiding and abetting. Prosecutrix subsequently contradicted her former testimony, saying that the more serious offence had not been committed.—Adjourned for a week for further testimony. MOUNTAIN ASH. SMALL POX.—We are sorry to say that this dreadful dis- ease is fast gaining ground in the town. Several additional cases are reported from different parts of the district, and among the number suffering is the Rev W. Williams, Baptist minister. It behoves the Board of Health to do everytking in its power to prevent as much as possible the spread of the contagion. THE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, PROVIDENCE. —The Rev. L. Ihompson Maclane has accepted an un- animous call to the pastorate of this church, and began his duties as pastor here on Sunday, 3rd inst. We congra- tulate the friends of the above church in having at length secured the services of a permanent minister, who we have every reason to believe will give general satisfaction in the discharge of his duties. Much praise is due to the congre- gation in their efforts to promote the cause, particularly to Mr Griffiths,of the post office, who has been very assiduous. The church itself, which was established about two years ago. is a handsome and commodious edifice. How SMALL-rox IS SPREAD.—We have just had in the town another instance of the way in which small-pox is spread about the country. Early on Thursday morning, a woman with three children (one in her arms) was seen in the Taff Vale Station waiting for the down train to Cardiff. A little before the train was due, Mr Lewis's (the station- master) attention was called to the appearance of the woman and children, who had visible signs that they had recently had the small-pox, the child in arms appearing to be suffer- ing then from its effects. After a few questions by the station-master, she admitted that they had had the small-pox, but said that Dr James, of Aberaman, had sanctioned their leaving. Dr Morgan, of Abercwmboy, who opportunely happened to be in the Btatioh at the time, was appealed to concerning their condition. The doctor said that it was a shame on the woman's part to attempt to go by train with her children in that condition and that if Dr James sanctioned her going away in that state (which he very much doubted), his coquet was greatly to be de- precated. It was with great difficulty that the woman was prevailed upon to return home. It is probable that the cause of her walking to Mountain Ash to take the train there, instead of at Aberaman, was to evade the officials of the latter place. MEETING OF NAVIGATION AND DEEP DYFFRYN COLLIERS. —A meeting of Navigation and Deep Dyffrya colliers was held last week, at the Allen's Arms, Mountain Ash, to take into consideration the course to be adopted in the face of Mr Brown's final answer to the men's requisition to have the timber and rails placed in the collieries for their con- venience and their further request to be remunerated for the trams of coals which, after being filled, do not reach the bottom of the pit, but, owing to the speed at which they are drawn by the engines, are thrown off the rails, or otherwise emptied of their contents. It appears that the answer con- cerning the timber and rails given by Mr Brown the other day was not final, for he now said that they would not be sent down the collieries unless the men would give him a "guarantee" that they would work the time they lose in going after the timber and rails at night. This the men refused to do. Mr Brown's answer to the men's second re- quest was that lie would not remunerate them for any contingency happening to the trams on their way to the bottom of the collieries, unless their axletree or wheels were to break. Upon this the meeting passed the following resolutions :-1. That delegates be appointed to wait on Mr Brown to inform him that unless this just and reason- able demand of theirs be granted forthwith, a month's notice will be the consequence." 2. That nobody will be allowed to till the coal which is cast out of the trams through breakage, &c., until the colliers are first paid for cutting it." The men appear to be determined to gain this point of the company, for they assert that they lose a great deal of money every month from these breakages, and they ask why this company should act differently towards their men to all the other companies in the Aberdare Valley, who pay for these breakages. PUBLICAN AT FAULT.—Robert Harris, of the Miskin Inn, Mountain Ash, was summoned to the Aberdare Police- court, for permitting drunkenness. Pdice-constable Palfrey- man proved the offence, which took place on the 6th inst., at 4 p.m. Fined 20s. and costs.—John Blacker was also charged with permitting drunkenness in his licensed house, the Bush, Mountain Ash, on the 4th inst. Police-constable Palfreyman deposed to visiting defendant's house about half-past five on the day m question. Found a number of men drunk in one room, which was in a dirty state. The officer then repaired to an upstair room, where he found twenty persons, some very drunk. Police-constable Clay- ton corroborated this evidence, and the Bench having called attention to previous penalties for various irregula- rities, amounting respectively to 40s. and JE5, inflicted a fine in this instance of £5 and costs. PONTYPRIDD INTELLIGENCE. The Pontypridd District Stipendiary Magistrate Bill was read a third time and passed on Wednesday night in the House of Lords. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual fortnightly meeting of the above Board was held on Wednesday. Messrs J onws Brothers, contractors, applied for the payment of JE350, being amount for work done in building a new hospital for small-pox patients. The application was accompanied with a certificate from the architect. Mr Robinson, Cardiff, in its favour. £300 was directed to be paid to the firm.— Small-pox in Ystradfodwg-The Clerk read a return sent in by the vaccinating officer for xstradfodwg, by which it ap- peared that during the month of February there were in Dr Rees' district 73 and in Dr Davies' district 65 cases of primary vaccination, making a total of 138. The total number re-vaccinated during that time was 111. There were 24 cases of small-pox in the parish, of which twenty occurred in Dr Rees' practice, and four in that of Dr Davies. The clerk was instructed to write to the vaccinating officers to send regular returns affecting small-pox and vaccination.— Unfounded Charge against a Relieving Officer —A communication was read from the Clerk of the Neath Board of Guardians, complaining of Mr William Phillips, relieving officer, Pontypndd, in that he, by threats, had compelled a widow and her children, paupers, to leave this Union, and settle in Neath Union. Mr Phillips, on being called in, emphatically denied having used a threat, or offered an inducement by which the widow and her children left this Union. The Board was satisfied with this denial, and the clerk was instructed to answer the communication in this sense.—The Ystradyfodwg Collector aud hit Salary —An application was made for an increase of salary, by W. Davies, collector, Ystradyfodwg. After a motion had been made to increase the salary from I:l0 to £100, it was with- drawn, and notice of motion given to increase the stipend by £30 per year.—Notices of Motwn-Mr Penn gave notice that he would, at the next Board, move that the hour for commencing public business at the Board be one o'clock and that a return be furnished of the list of sums owing by relatives and others to the Board for expenses attending the mainteance of lunatics and others,—Mr Rickards gave notice that he would, at the next Board, move that no in- toxicating liquors be supplied to the officers of the work- house. „ „ THE YSTRADYFODWG SEWAGE BOARD AND THE SMALL- POX.—ENERGETIC MEASURES. At the last meeting of the Ystradyfodwg Sewage Board, held at the Pentre Hotel, Ystradyfodwg, there were present-Messrs David Treherne, Evan Evans, George Evans, John John, Evan Williams, William Lax, J. R. Thomas, John Williams, William Richards, David Davies, Evan Morgan, and Dr Phillips- Mr David Treherne was elected chairman, and Dr Phillips vice-chairman for the ensuing year. In reply to the anxious inquiry of the board, the Inspector stated that Mr David Morgan would in a very short time be ready with the house for isolating those suffering from small-pox in the district. The house is in the immediate neighbourhood of Pentre, but a proper distance from the houses to prove a perfect isolation. It was decided to make a suitable road to the place. The Inspector was durected to procure immediately a zinc box, for the purpose of carrying into the building all articles requiring to be disinfected. Some conversation here took place as to the ad viability of erecting another means of isolation at Treherbert, in consequence of the alarming spread of the disease in that part of the parish but the question was left to be decided at the next meeting, some being of opinion that one house in the centre of the valley was sufficient. The Inspector wa8 directed to give two days' notice to Messrs Ricnard Rees (Treorky), Jenkin Jenkins (Heolfach), and John Williams (Tylacelyn), to commence the necessary privies and drains at the Red Cow and Penygraig, a request them to complete them as quickly as possible. But should they neglect to comply with the request of the board, to take out summonses against them on Wednesday the 13th inst. The Board expressed themselves determined to effect an improvement in the sanitary condition of the parish.—The Inspector was requested to apply to the magistrates' clerk for the order against Mr o.■ W. Kelly, Pentre Colliery, which was granted some monuis ago, to compel him to build the necessary privies, &c-, at his houses at Incline-row, Heolfach, and if that order could not be obtained, to take out a fresh summons against him.—it was decided to supply the necessary disinfectants required by the medical men at the cost of the parish, the inspector to superintend the pro- cess of disinfecting in accordance with the instructions given by the medical men.—I* stated by Dr Jones, of Dinas, that in consequence of patients who were not quite cured going about the Valley, to the great danger of the com- munity, it was absolutely necessary that some means should be adopted to put a stop to such persons going among the public until they were completely free from the disease. He suggested that no small-pox patient should be permitted to leave home until a medical man had granted a certificate. He advised that books of certificate forms should be printed and given to each medical man; and also thought the Board ought to punish any patient found out without a proper certificate.—The suggestion was adapted by the Board, and instructions were given to get proper forms printed at once. The inspector was instructed to inform Mr Superintendent Mathews, of Pontypridd, of what had taken place at the meeting, and to solicit hia co operation in endeavouring to check the direful epidemic. The small-pox is spreading in the lower and upper parts of the pariah the middle part of the valley is as yet comparatively free, there being only three cases, and these of a very mild form. The Board ap- peared to be determined to apply all the energy at their command to stamp it out. It is to ba hoped that all classes will second their most laudable resolve. It is but too well known that much remains to be done to place the sanitary condition of the district above reproach. PETTY SESSIONS.—The weekly sessions was held on Wednesday, before Messrs. E. Williams and W. Pritcbard. Richard Harard, Pentre, was summoned for having a ferocioas dog at large to the injury of passengers on the road. P.S. Noot proved the case, and defendant, whOfe wife appeared for him, was ordered to pay costs, and have the dog destroyed.—James Morris, an elderly man, was summoned for assaulting Elizabeth Scott, daughter of W. Scott, Treforest, by striking her. The Bench decided that an assault had been committed, and fined him Is. and costs.—Frank Thomas, Pandy, haulier, was charged with assaulting P.C. Wells on the 11th inst. Fined 10s. and costs.—Henry Harris was brought up charged with stealing a leather apron. He was committed for ten days.— Margaret John, a young girl, though an old offender, was charged by the Guardians of the Pontypridd Union with stealing the Workhouse clothing she was wearing while an inmate of the house. The prisoner had made her es- cape from the house by climbing over the wall of the garden. This being the third case, she was sent to Cardiff gaol for two months.—A woman named Rose, livin? in Llanganna, was charged with damaging the house of D. Roberts, a model" lodging-house-keeper, living in that part of Pontypridd. She was sent to Cardiff gaol for seven days.—John Johnson, an Ethiopian, was charged with ttealing a coat worth 20s. the property of Thomas Thomas. Sent to Cardiff gaol for 14 days-A large number of cases of drunken and disorderly conduct were also disposed of. ♦ TREHERBERT. ST. MABY THB VIRGIN.—We regret to hear that the Rev S. Pryse has resigned the curacy of the above church. Mr Pryse has been curate here for about six years, and during that time he has laboured unceasingly for the prosperity of the church. YSTRAD RHONDDA. ANOTHER STRIKE.—It is to be regretted that the colliers at Ton are again out, and that the works are at a stand- still. It is to be hoped that some arrangement may soon be made with a view of settling the dispute. Both men and masters must have bad sufficient of the late strike, which lasted nearly four months, and caused great depression in the district. GILFACH GOCH COLLIERY.—The colliers and all concerned at the above pit, have been out since Wednesday last, in consequence it is said of Mr Paterson, the manager, having discharged one of the engineers, and replaced him with another, under whom the men declined to go down to work. The Glamorgan Colliery Company Limited owns this colliery as well as the Llwynpia, in the Rhondda, and the work has been going en well during the past strike where the men from the Rhondda obtained employment. We hope the matter will be speedily settled in a satisfactory manner. I ♦ YSTRAD. The managers of the Weet of England Bank are about establishing branch here. Ystrad being the central portion of the district, there cannot be a doubt as to its being the most convenient spot for banking operations. MARKET HousB-An energetic effort is about being made by the shareholders, to re-open their long clesed building, which has not hitherto proved a satisfactory in- vestment to the promoters of the same. PENTRE-Y8TRAD. BRANCH BilL-The directors of the London and Pro- vincial Bank opened, on Tuesday, a branch establishment at this place. This will be a great boon to the tradesmen and other business men in this very thriving and flourishing part of the Rhondda Valley, who will, there is no doubt, duly appreciate this wise step on the part of the directors. For the present, attendance will only be given one day per week from 12 30 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. The premises taken are very central, being those occupied by Mr George, chemist. TREDEGAR INTELLIGENCE. WAGSS AGITATION.—A large meeting of the firemen of Tredegar and Rhymney was held on Saturday last, at the Red Lion Inn, to consider the following propositions, w hich were unanimously carried: —1st, That the firemen should work five turns.. week, instead of the nine hours system. 2nd, That the workmen should receive the 3d which was kept from their wages as a reserve fund, and choose their own doctor. 3rd, That the men should receive the promised advance from she 26th February, instead of from the 1st of March instant. Before the men separated a meeting was convened for the 24th instant, so as to arrange matters for the general meeting, which is to be held at the Glebe Inn, Brynmawr, on the 11th April. GETTING oN IN LIFE.—About twelve years ago Mr J. B. Eade, assistant teacher under the late Mr Sergent, at Tredegar Company's school, vacated his post here for a more lucrative appointment in the sunny south. He soon rose to be head-master of Kimberley School, Falmouth, and on the 24th ult. we gather from a Falmouth paper that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society by the president, Major-General Sir Henry C. liawlinson, Bart., K.C.B., D.C. 1. Mr Eade's nomination was 8upJ"Orted by Rear-Admiral Sir J. C. Dalrymple Hay, Major-General Sir Andrew Scott Waugh, and other gentlemen of eminence in the literary world. Tredegar has in Mr Eade's case proved a stepping-stone to something far above mediocrity, and we gladly chronicle the same for the gratification of his numer- ous friends in the district. EBBW VALE. ON Sunday last the English Congregationalists of this place held special services, when the Revs T. Lewis, B.A., of Cardiff, and D. E. Jones, M.A., of Sirhowy, officiated. The meetings were well attended, and liberal collections were made at the close of each service towards the fundi of the church. The singing, which has greatly improved of late, was excellent on the occlusion, and proved that special attention is paid to this devotional part of the service. A LITERARY MEETING.—A very interesting literary meeting was held at Brynmawr chapel under the presi- dency of the Rev David Oliver Edwards. Several prizes were competed for in prose and verse, and in reciting and singing. The prizes for three different essays were taken by Mr T. D. Williams, London House. Mr Job Rogers was awarded a prize for the best poetry. Several solos, dueto, trios, ana quartettes were very well rendered by different parties. The juvenile choir sang several pieces under the leadership of Mr J. O. Mason. The whole pro- ceedings passed off most satisfactorily. The adjudicator of the essays, speeches, and recitations was the Rev D. O. Edwards of poetry, Dr Emlyn Jones and Brwynog and of music Mr D. Bowen and Mr D. Evans. The commodious chapel was filled to overflowing. It is contemplated to have a similar meeting shortly again. BRYNMAWR. EXPLOSION or GAB IN THE NEW CHURCH.—On Sunday evening, as the people were leaving church, an explosion of gas took place. Some damage was done to the ceiling and tiling, and the floor was shaken a bit. Several ladies screamed, and considerable alarm was experienced by the few who were neanng the door when the report was heard. The cause of the explosion is attributed to an accumulation of water in the pipe.






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