THE IRISH HOME ROLE QUESTION. I OPEN AIR MEETING AT TAFF'S I WELL. ■f- SPEECH BY MR ALFRED THOMAS, M.P. On Saturday evening an open air meeting of the anpportera of Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P., vat held a field adjoining the Castle Hotel, Taff's Well, 'or the purpose of considering the Home Rnle qUestion. Mr J. Morgan, Glau-y-llyn, occupied the chair, and there were about 200 present. The Chairman in commencing the proceedings Said that he was pleased to see so many Liberals "'ho were followers of Mr Gladstone present. He, for one, would be sorry to belong to the other side. Mr Gladstone was the greatest statesman that he had ever seen, and be believed him to be the only man capable of solving the great question of Irish Home Rule. (Hear, bear.) The member (Mr Alfred Thomas) who had represented them -during the past eight months had voted according to the wishes of his constituents and he was pleased to see so many there that evening to wel- 'Come him. (Applause.) Mr John Hopkins, Taff's Well, then moved the following resolution: That this meeting declares its unabated confidence in the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P., and think him the only man capable of solving this great Iiish question." Mr Bush, Caerphilly, seconded the proposition. He said be was thoroughly in harmony with the cause for which they had met together, it being a meeting convened for the purpose of speaking on "the Home Rule Bill for Ireland. They had seen by the results of the elections during the past few days that the Conservatives and Liberal Unionists ^ere in the majority, but, nevertheless, fcbey (the Liberals) were not defeated yet. One accusation which was brought against the Grand Old Man was that he was too old. But they had it on the authority of history that some great men had maintained the full exercise of their faculties up to eighty years of age, and therefore Mr Gladstone at 77 years of age was not too old to grapple with this great question. In faot, it would be a matter of impossibility for a younger statesman to grapple with it-it was necessary that a man should have had a life experience to grapple with the question. He was happy to say that in Glamorganshire they had ten members who were willing to go in for that measure, and the woriby member for the Eastern division of Glamorganshire had given them every -satisfaction in regard to the manner in which he had recorded his votes. (Applause.) Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P., who was received with loud cheers, in supporting the motion, contrasted the difference in the attendance at the meeting last year and now. Last year when be addressed them he was opposed by Mr Bowen Rowlands, but this year he had the honour and pleasure of supporting Mr Bowen Rowlands' candidature himself. (Hear, hear ) It was very hard for him to speak against Mr D. Davies because they had been great friends tor many years. He bad, however, persuaded Mr Bowen Rowlands to contest Cardiganshire. It was -very pleasant for him to come amongst them and address them that evening. They had asked Mabon to come and give them an address but he had replied There's no sport now the fight is over, and there is nothing much to iav." Doring the last election there were the subjects of Dises- tablishment an-i Reform of the House cf Lords be- fore them but to-day there was only one question viz., Home Rale for Ireland. As they were aware Mr Gladstone had inuodnce.j a measure but when it came to the second rending it was thrown out. He (the speaker), however, didn't feel conquered at this, because he thought it would only be delayed. He would just meet a few of the obiec- tions which had been mnde against the late Hill. Some of those who objected to the Bill bad been great friends of Liberalism, and he thought that they would be so again. But Mr Laboachere had said with regard to Mr Chamberlain,—and he thotght many of those present would agree with him-that he did not see why they should kill the fatted calf for him. He thought a little cold vpal would b, -:ood enough for him..Laughter). Sup- posing Home Rule were granted to Ireland why Should one-third of the inhabitants cf the globe be afraid of that little nation. Was it when that nation was contented and happy, or when the people were sullen and unhappy, that they would be most likely to be dangerous ? With regard to the statement that the Roman Catholics would per- secute the Protestants, that had been said 20 years ago. But what had bien the result ? Could they show him any one case where religions perse- cution had occurred through giving the Irish people religious equality ? But before they could have religious equality they must have a separation between Church and State. If they would refer to the Bible they would find that Shabrach, Meahech, and Abednego were cast into the fiery furnace, and Daniel was thrown into the den of lions simply be- cause they would not obey the State religion. Re- ligious persecution was the offspring of that unholy 11 y alliance of Churoh and State. Until this Irish question was settled we could have no other ques- tion settled. The Conservatives would now have to try and deal with ii. or s;and aside and let the Liberal party take it up again. He would like to say a word or two about the statements that had heen made in regard to the Protestants of Ireland being richer than the Boman Catholics. How was it that this was so ? He had learnt a great many things from the speeches f the members during the debate. Among ihe speeches was one made by the Attorney General in which be stated that from history they gathered th it Ireland during the En*0'- Cromwell was overrun by the With'8*1 am* a*' k*10 heist farms were given to them, great to manllfactor'e?> ^6 Irish had so succeasfnimHnafaofcorieSj and thc'y C3rDPetf\d sountry that w'th the manufacturers of this tax the Irishthe ?ot l^e Government to that the trad^?!fIVUJ,a*d the consequence was North cf Ireland ZTaWay" ^The"' m there ? They estabished *U° i" vmeDt I bounties to the Engli^* V'™V b^'mG& gard to the great qnestiou Chtn h^' i ~bv L went with Mr Gladstone fhAad been a* why ,>v Tf .7 voice: Because he is a great man ) they WauteJ fco c fchig great question I-liey should leave it to Mr Glad- stone, for in hnJnn hnno man, and not only a great man, but an honest !Uan. (Annlanse* Now, in reference to this great question it was trim that at present the followers of Mr wore losing a large number of seats. This time it was probable that he (the speaker) would have to go back to the same position as when he first went to Parliament, viz., the Opp^sit'o^- Mr Gladstone, he believed, was the only m ia who was able to grapple witti this great question. Ireland had State Church disestablishment, a Land -c', and other reforms which they would like tohavein VV^les. It was true we had the Agricultural *i0^c'inSs Act but it was n-t fit to be named with the Iiish Land Act. Then with regard to the labourers. ^^ny labourer in Ireland could go fco a Board of 'oruar- dians and compel them to build him a house, and they could only make hi[n pay a shilling a week for it. they in "Wales would like to have t at. Notwithstanding all that, the Irish were not satis- fied. He had been asked why ? It was simply be- cause they had not the power of making lnws 10 their own c,uutry.- If Mr Gladstone's Bill w?re passed ID would give the people the power to make laws for themselves and by themselves. That was what we bad been preaching but we did not prac- tise it. l'he power was now nmong the founda- tion of the people. Whsn the people appreciated the power be did not think they would be able to do any better than SHpport the great Liberal party which had done so much for them in tne past and which he hoped they would continue to do in the future. (Applause) The resc; ition was then put to the meeting and carried mr nimoosly. The Re\ Joshua, Thom8, Tonygwynlais, then proposed" -,hat this meeting desires to express great pleasure at the unopposed return of our member, Mr Alfred Thomas, and hopes that he may continue to enjoy the confidence of his con- stituents." He thought that was the hope of them all. They were proud of him before, but they were prouder still of him to-day (Hear hear), as they found he had done his duty, and was the faithful representative of the constituents whe sent him to Parlaiment. It was most gratifying to think that he had been returned unpposed. There must be something in the man that the opposition did not care to oppose him (Hear, hear.) Still he thought that a little opposition would have done them good. It would stir and move those Liberal principles that they had in them if they had a little more opposition. Referring to Mabon, the speaker asked them to consider what the labour candidate had done. (Hear, hear.) Was there ever a better candidate sent to the House cf Commons ? He had no doubt that there were plenty of similar men to be found amongst them. He considered it an insult to Welshmen that candidates should be brought from London to contest the seats. In the course of some Welsh remark? which followed, he said that Ireland had been calling through dynamite and through Fenianism, and they were now calling peacefully, but still none the less determinedly. The Irish would at this election be sure to send a majority to Parliament, and as they as Welshmen were of opinion that they could manage Welsh affairs better than the English, he trusted they would be willing to give to Irishmen the power of managing Irish affairs (applause.) The Rev Mr Roderick, Tongwynlais, seconded the motion in Welsh. He said that some people went to Parliament and turned round after they got there, but he was very glad to find that in the course of these elections it happened that the people who turned when they got to London were turned by others when they came back. He hoped that Welsh people would continue to do that sort of thing by people who misrepresented them, and although he did not think Mr Thomas needed any warning on that score, still he would advise him not to turn round after he got to Parliament, or he might be turned round after he came back. (Applause ) Ha was very glad to find there were Welshmen in Pailiament, but be would like to see or hear that Welsh wa.s spoken there (laughter.) He had no objection to Lee other languages flour- ishing, but he would like to see his own language live and flourish. It was said that those Irishmen were wicked men. He would point out, on the other hand, that it was said that the repre enta- tives were wicked also. All that he could say was that it was quite natural that wicked men should represent wicked men. Mr Joseph Millward, Nantgarw, who also ad- dressed the meeting in Welsh, supported the reso- lution. He pointed out that until recently work- ing men had not had the franchise extended te them, and, therefore, they had no voice at all in political matters. All that had been changed. They were now on a footing of perfect equality with those who were socially and financially occu- pying better positions than they occupied. He remarked that working men were being elevated in the social scale, and that they bad proved themselves worthy of the trust reposed in th(m since they had exercised the francnise. He said that it was seldom they would find a Conservative working-man, because their class had benefitted little, if any, by the action of the Conservatives in the past. He also pointed out that the Conserva- tives had opposed the extension of the franchise and other measures calculated to give power and privilege to the working man (Hear, hear.) In regard to the Irish question, he remarked that per- suasion was better than brute force, and kindness better than cruelty, and that they should treat those people as human beings aid not as beasts. Some people refused to accept the Irish Home Rule measure sitnply because they entertained strong prejudices against Mr Gladstone. They, as working-men, however, were prepared to accept the measure on its meats, and they believed Mr Gladstone was better able to deal with it than any other man. The motion was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. Mr Alfred Thomas, in responding, said that he was pleased to find that the little be bad done in the past had given satisfaction. He hoped that should he be spared he would be able to do more for them in the future than he had done in the past. He did not believe in what they called dele- gates, but when a man came before them with re- gard to a great question sucb as Home Rule, and knowing that his constituents could not give him their vote be o-igbt to resign. So long as he held the position wt.ich he did at present be should endeavour to carry out the wishes of his constitu- ents, and when he found that he could not pro- perly represent them he should not attempt to do so. He then proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman, which was seconded, and unani- mously agreed to. The meeting then terminated.
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Shepherdry at Pontypridd. On Saturday the anniversary of the "Rose of Pontypridd Lodge, No. 1749, of the Ancient Order of Shepherds, Ashton Unity, was held at the Maltsters' Arms Hotel, Pontypridd. The members mustered in good number in the after. noon for dinner, but before partaking of the good things provided for them by Mr and Mrs Wil- liams, a very pleasant feature was performed in initiating Mr Alfred Thomas (M.P. for East Glamorgan). At 3 o'clock the members sat down to a substantial repast. At 4.30 p.m. a grand procession was formed and paraded the principal streets of the town, headed by the Treforest Brass Band, and was the best turn out ever seen in Pontypridd by one single Lodge. In the evening a meetiag waa held in the Lodge-room, when Mr D. Leyshon was voted to the chair and p. j\il. Bro. G. Maunders to the vice-chair. In his opening remarks the Chairman expressed his pleasure at the fact that the Lodge was making steady progress. The toasts to the loyal order of Ancient Shepherds, the District, and the Lodge, w ;re each in turn proposed, and duly acknow- ledgged, after which tiro. W. Williams, the secretary, read an excellent report, and made a few Tery appropriate remarks, urging the members on to still gieater activity and energy. y I The following orethren enlivened the meeting 11 with some excellent songs, Bros. W. Williams H. Evans, W. Leyshon, Dan Lloyd, G. Maunders] and J. Williams (Havod). A very pleasant evening was spent and closed with the usual votes of thanks.
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Llwynpia CMet Club Fixtures. Opponents. Where played. July 22 Caxdii-College Cardiff (2nd xi) 0A [ Cardiff Engineers Cardiff » | St. Andrews Llwvnpia (2nd xi) „ 31 Taff Vale Llwynpia Aug. 7 Lilywhite Cardiff (2nd xi) „ 12 Newport Newport .,19 Aberdare Aberdare 21 Cardiff Llwynpia „ 26 Aberdare Crusaders Aberdareignd xi) „ 28 St. Johns Llwynpiat^nd xi) T. JOHN, Hon. Secretary.
LLWYNPIA V. ABERDARE. This match was played at Llwynypia on Thurs- day week last, and resulted in a disastrous defeat for Aberdare. Pollard and Johnson's innings of 81 and 44 respectively, and Morgan's contribution of 23 added substantially to the home score, while Davies' bowling, so irresistible and unerring, completely collapsed tho visitors' batting essay. Mr Davies also accomplished the "hat trick." The following was the seare LLWYNYPIA. W. Morgan, c Traste, b Brenchley 38 Pollard, c Matthias, b E. Davies 81 S. Johnson, b Traske 44 A. J. Anderson, c and b Traske 8 W. T. Davie, c Davies, b Traske 0 M. Rowlands, run out 11 T. John, b Traske 1 D. Rees. c and b Traskp- 5 W. A. George, c Griffiths, b Brenchley 1 G. R. Evans, hit wicket, b Traske 6 W. S. George, not out. 9 Extras 11 Total 200 ABEEDARN. W. Morgan, b Davies 0 Trask. b Pollard. 4 Brenehley, b Pollard 1 E. Davies. c George, b Pollard 6 J. Welsh, b Davies 1 J. Powell, b Davies 0 J. E. Griffiths, b Davies 0 B. Beynon, b Davies 1 B. Phillips, b Pollard 1 E. Matthias, not out 2 W. Phillips, b Davies 0 Extras. 7 Total 26 LLWYNYPIA BOWLTNG. I B. W. O. M. Pollard 8 4 7 3 Davies 11 6 6.3 1
LAWN TENNIS. LLWYNPIA V. MR. SIMPSON'S TEAM. This match was played on Saturday last at I Cardiff, with the following results DOUBLE^.—FIRST BOUND. T. John and R. T. Jones (L) b Young and H. J. Simpson (S), 6 2, 5 6, 8 G. R. W. Simpson and E. Meggitt (S) b T. Felix and D. Evans (L), 6 5, 6 4. W. G. Howclh and W. Parfitt (L) b E. Jones and R. Ropner (S), 6 3, G 1. SECOND ROUND. T. John and R. T. Jones (L) b R. W. Simpson and E. Meggitt (S), 3 6, 6 3, 7 5. T. Felix and D. Evans (L) b Young and H. J. Simpson (S), 4 6, 6 2, 7 5. W. G. Howlls and W. Parfitt (L) b R. W. Simp- son and E. Meggitt (S), 6 5, 6 5. THIRD ROUND. T. John and R. T. Jones (L) b E. Jones and R. Ropner (S), 6 4, 6 3. T. Felix and D. Evans (L) b E. Jones and E. Ropner (S), 4 6, 6 3, 6 1. W. G. Howells and W. Parfitt (L) b Young and H. J. Simpson (S), unplayed. BESUT.T. Llwynypia won by 8 Rubbers to 1, 14 Sets to 6, 113 Gaines to 84.
LLWYNYPIA ATHLETIC SPORTS. The ninth annual spirts were held on Monday last, at the Old Cricket Ground adjoining the Partridge Hotel. The weather, unfortunately, was not very promising in the morning. and at intervals, until 4 o'clock, there were showers, which interfered doubtless with many at a distance from attending. The programme of the races was the best of the many excellent ones provided by this yearly increasing popular meeting. The com- mittee are to be highly complimented on the arrangements, and the subordination of the tele- phone to tho purposes of the occasion was much admired. It would be unfair to point out indivi- dual merit, but nevertheless we believe that justice demands that the names of Messrs Gilmour and Williams, the treasurer and secretary repectively, deserve special mention. From an athletic point of view this year's programme was a great success, though financially it is anticipated that it is less successful thaa last year's. The following is a list of the events 130 Yards Open Handicap; first prize, zclo; en- tries, 41 eight heats 1, C. Hackett, Tonypandy, 4yds; 2, J. Lewis, Porth, 12yds; 3, Frank Day, Llwynpia, 14yds. Two Miles Walking Open Handicap; first prize, E5 15 entries: 1, James Spuraway, Penaith, 29 yds; 2, James Phillips, London, 20yds; 3, James Cliff, Cardiff, 150yds. Half-Mile Open Handicap 16 entries first prize, 26; 1, Edward Richards, Trebanog, 60yds; 2, George Powell, Criokhowell, scratch 3, A. England, Llwynpia, 60yds. One Mile Open Handicap; 22 entries first prize 95: 1, Wm. Chayton, Wellington, 60jds; 2, Nicholas Cox, Bristol, scratch 3, George Powell, Criokhowell, 15yds. Two Miles Open Tiotting Handeap; 3 heats; 21 entries first prize, tIO 1, Mr Richard Davies, Pencoed's Leah, 280yde; 2, Mr George Thomas, Pyle's Brandy, 240yds; 3, Mr M. Edwards's Little Bob, 220yds. 140 Ya;ds Open Handicap 5 heats; first prize, £ 8: 1, T. Harris, Pontypridd, 35yds; 2, E. Richards, Trebanog, 40yds; 3, D. Williams, Mer- thyr, 15yds. One Mile pnd a Half Open Galloway Race for Horses 15 hands and under; handicap weight by inches; 11 entries 2 heats; first prize, jElO; 1, Mr Wm. Bell, Cardiff's Boy; 2, Mr T. H. Lewis, Cardiff's Queen; 3, Mr W. Sheaf, Newport's Mystery. One Mile and a Half Open Pony Race for Ponies 13-2 and under; handicap weight by inches; first prize, ZIO 12 entries 2 heats: 1, Mr John Cord- ing, Tonypandy's Emmy; 2, Mr W. Sheaf, New- port's Black Pearl 3, Mr W. Meredith, Gilfach Goch's Maid of the Mountain.
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ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD. PUBLIC OFFICIALS AS ELECTION CANVASSERS. A WARM DISCUSSION. The bi-monthly meeting of the Aberdare School Board was held on Friday, when there were present Mr R. H. Rhys in the chair, Mr D. P. Davies Vice-chairman the Rev. B. Evans, the Rev. T. Jones, Messrs T. Thomas, W. D. Wight, J. D. Morgan, R. Wigley, and W. Charles.-In accordance with notice of motion given at the previous meeting. Mr T. Thomas now moved *( That all officers engaged by this Board, male or female, be communicated with and instructed that in future, if any of them be proved to be en- gaged in canvassing, soliciting, or ctherwise ac- cepting services in time of election, they will be themselves responsible for the consequences which will mean instant dismissal." Mr Thomas as- serted that the parocial officials of Aberdare showed something like servility to one particular member, regardless on certain occasions of the claims and considerations of others, and he pointed out that the interference of these officials with local elections created in the public mind much prejudice, suspicion, and mistrust.—Mr David Morgan seconded the motion. The Chairman asked Mr Thomas whether he meant it to apply to the masters and mistresses of schools, the question being answered in the affirmative.- The Chairman I don't think you have any right whatever to do anything of the kind. You call yourselves Liberals and yet you wish to be the greatest tyrants in the world. Why should you preclude the officers of this Board 8r any other Board from exercising their rights and privileges as oitizens ? If yen can show that they have negleoted any dnty devolving upon them as officers of the Board, then I think you have a very strong case, but I don't see that there is any charge whatever made against them. Therefore I dont see why a resolution of this kind should be passed. I believe if it were it would be so much waste paper because it could not be enforoed. You oannot enforce by such a resolution instant dismissal. There is not a word in their contracts to prevent them from exercising their rights as citizens.—Mr Thomas: That last clause can easily be omitted.—Mr Morgan rose to reply to certain of the Chairman's observations, whereupon Mr Rhys told him that he had no locus standi to do so. However, he said that Mr Thomas could reply.—Mr Morgan: You have ao- cused Mr Thomas of being a tyrant.—The Chair. RL'ELU I tell you, you are a tyrant too." Mr Wigley thought it only necessary to prohibit the officers of the Board from interfering with publio eleotions during the time that they were supposed to be en- gaged in the duties connected with the Board. If Mr Thomas went any further he certainly should not give him his support.—The Rev. B. Evans thought that the prohibition should go no further than a restriction of the offioers from interfering with elections in connection with this Board.—The Chairman said that he quite agreed with Mr Evans.- Mr W. Charles stated that he quite agreed with Mr Wigley's remarks, and he was sorry Mr Thomas had not drawn out the resolu- tion according to the lines laid down by Mr Wig. ley.—Mr Thomas stated that the Chairman had said that they were Liberals and tyrants, but they had evidence to show that an officer had been asked by the Chairman of the Board to canvass after he had been warned by the Board.—The Chairman: He was never asked by me.—Mr Thomas: He denied it before the Board but he afterwards admitted it.—Tee Chairman I say you are charging me with a lying statement; my denial should be sufficient.-rbe Rev. Thomas Jones said that he quite agreed with what had been said by Mr Wigley and those that followed him.—Mr Wight said it was no use denying the aIlegathn canvassing had taken place by an officer of the Board in connection with the election of coroner. It was also no use denying that this canvassing bad taken place during the time the officer should have been engaged for the Board. He pointed cut that there were two interests connected with the raatter-the candidates were the nephew of the Chairman, and Mr Phillips, a member of the Board, and he therefore thought it invidious for any of the officials of the Board to help one side or the other. He thought this canvassing was highly im- proper, and he was of opinion that the officials of the Board should take no aotive part in the kind of elections referred to.—The motion was then put to the meeting when three voted for and five against, one remaining neutral. It was therefore declared lost.
Sunday Schools Demonstration at Pontypridd. On Thursday afternoon the local Sunday Schools turned out and paraded the town in pro- cession, the following schools being represented Carmel, Sardis, Penuel, St. David's Tabernacle, Congregational, Sion, and Wesleyans. They presented an exceedingly interesting appearance as they marched along singing hymns. Accom- panying each school were the teachers, together with the adult classes of both sexes, who attend the schools for the purpose of reading the Bible and Rtudying theology in all its branches. It should be also added that these preachers, pupils, and students comprised also the singing schools, one of which is associated with each chapel, and the members of which are drawn from the Sunday Schools. The well-dressed appearance of the vast multitude forming the procession spoke bighly as to the character of the schools. Marching with the school of St. David's were the children of the Union Workhouse. After the perambulation was over each school wended its way to the vestry connected with its chapel, and all there were regaled with tea and cake. The ministers of the town acoompanied the schools. In the evening the various schools adjourned to a fieid, kindly lent by Mr L. G. Lenox, where various games were indulged in.
A DOCTOR REFUSING TO TAKE THE OATH AT PONTYPRIDD. At the Poiitypi idd Police Court on Wednesday, Thomas Rees, Oymmer, wascharged with woundin^ bis wife — Jane Rees said on Monday afternoon she was away, and lest the 2 o'clock train, return- iog by the 5. When she got home her husband, who was drunk, was angry because she was so late. He flung a teacup, which struck her, inflict. ing a wound over the eye and on the cheek. The wonnds bled Dr Little attended. Her husband was very good to her, and would not have done it if she had uot provoked bim.-Mary Davies said she saw the cup thrown, and the wound inflicted thereby near tbe temple.—Dr James Littlo was called to give evidence, and said he would be sworn by raising bis right hand —Mr Porch er, the magis- trates' clerk, said he must kiss the book. This he refused to do. On enquiry of the doctor as to his reason he stated that the Testament was a greasy old book, which had been kissed by many for years, and besides he considered the other the more solemn way of taking the oath.—His evidence was thereupon dispensed with, so that he lost his fee—-The defendant was fined 40s and costs.
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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. PONTYPRIDD. Tug ACADKMY.—I.i the examination recently held for adnission to the Congregational Memorial ( ole lege Brecon, we find amongst the successful the names of Mr Evan Williams. Troedyrhiw, Mertbyr, and Mr Jenkin James, Cymer, RbonddA Valley, both pupils of Mr E. Dunmor Edwards, M.A., Pontypridd Academy. Mr Joseph Jones, Salem, Porth, Rhondda Valley, another i f Mr Edwards' pupils, has successfully passed the examination just held lor admission to the Baptist College. Haver- fordwest. COLLAPSE OF A GALLERY AT HOWARD'S HALL On Tuesday evening last, at the conclusion of the first act of "Called back," whio was being rendered by the Atheroseope Company now engaged at Howard's Hull, a terrific crash, mingled with screams, were beard. The ca .ee of the commotion was the complete collapse of the small right hand gallery, upon which were seated from 30 to 40 per- sons. Fortunately not one of the occupants sus- tained injury, and the ptay was resumed, I he people who had been sitting in the gallery being provided with seats in other parts of the hflU. DEATHS OF Two OLD INHABITANTS.-On Friday last Mr Thomas Morgan, who, for 30 years, carried on the business of a grocer and baker in tbis town, breithed his last. Deceased retired from business about biirte years ago in consequence of failing health. About eight months ago he was confined to the house, where Dr. Lect-ie has since been attending him. Th cause of dfath was heart disease. deceased, who was 63 years of age, leaves a widow sind two grown up chi.dren, a son and daughter, who all reside in the town.—On Sunday night Mr W. Mil s, who, during the Iasi, 45 years, carried on the busines, of grocer and draper near the railway station, died from inflammation. He was 72 years cf age. At one time the deceased and three other grocers did pretty well the whole of the grocery and drapery t usiness of the town. WE, the editorial we, have been disgusted and our feelings outraged by the discovery in the cream jug of a Blackbeetle, and, upon enquiry, find that the abominable insects are Mary says, in thousands, sir," so we invested in a Is tin of Hagon's Powder, and with dark intentions dis- tributed the powder for the gratuitous use of Mr Beetle, and when we went home in the small hours of this morning the murderous trap quite forgotten, crack crack squash squash The floor was covered with dead beetles; there they lay in thousands, the floor seemed carpeted. Hagon's powder certainly is wonderful, and we are astounded both at the slaughter and at the immense number of Blackbeetles that we had been keeping, and just wern't they fat, too. Mary said just a bucketful, and all for Is, sir THROUGH Hail, Snow, Rain, or Sunshine, First Class Portraits can always be had from THOS., FORREST Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd. Harris' 2s. Tea is the best value obtainable. At 75 Taff-street, Pontypridd. TO EXCURSIONISTS. CHEAPEST Eating House in Cardiff for Working Classes. Dinners, 6d, 9.J, and Is.—20, Caro- line-street. Cut this out. FEUNDALE. NORTH STREET ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL. —The Annual Sunday School D smonstration took place on Monday last, when a monster procession was formed. In consequence of wet weather, which prevented the scholars from indulging in out door emusmfnts, th, members of the bnnday School of the above chapel held an evening con- cert, when a capital programme was rendered by the following :—Misses E. and K. Harris A. Phillips and G. Davies, Master T. Phillips, Messrs J. Morris, Waite and Mackintosh. Several pieces were also roudered at intervals by the choir. A prominent feature of the evening which caused an bounded mirth was the introduction of Im- promptu Speeches into the English entertain. ment for the best of which several prizes were offered, Rev. J. Owen Jones, adjudicating. After the passing of the usual votes of thanks) the sinking of the Doxology closed a very pleasing and instructive evening. A good assortment of Jams always in stock at Harris', 75, Taff-street, Pontypridd. MOUNTAIN ASH. POSTAL FACILITIES —Arrangements have been made for the free delivery of letters and parcels from the Mountain Ash Post Office to the inhabi- tants of Cwmpennar, Blackberry-place, and the houses in the neighbourhood of the George Pit. This will be a Treat boon to the people of these localities, who have hitherto endured much incon- venience. Great credit is due to the postmaster, Mr J. H. Owen, for hia exertions to get this benefit for them. RICKS ON FIIJU.—Two ricks of bay and one of fern were burnt at Plasyfelin Farm, in the neighbourhood of Mountain Ash, late on Satur- day night. It is stated that about £ 100 of property which belonged to Mr Edward Jones, has been destroyed. It appears that the hay was not new, and that an incendiary must have been the author of the mischief. The police are pushing inquires. Finest mild cured Breakfast Bacon, 5d per lb. Whole side, 4Jd, at Harris', 75, Td.ff-street, Ponty- pridd. TRELEWIS. ST. MARY'S MISSION CHUBCH.—A grand bazaar in aid of the building fund will be held at the Board Schoolroom, Trelewis, on Thursday and Friday, August 12th and 13th next. The R.R. Company will stop the 12.40 and 8.5 trains from Merthyr, and the 2.15 and 6.5 trains from Cardiff, at Trelewis, for passengers holding bazaar tickets. Contributions of any kind w;ll be gratefully re- ceived by Mrs W. W. Leigh, Glynbargoed Misses Lewis, Bontnewydd House Mrs Davies, School House Miss Thomas, Penrhiw and the Misses Phillips, Sningrig. ABERDARE. ST. DAYTD'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—On Sun- day last the anniversary eervices of the above church were held. The congregations were large The Rev. John Foulkes (the pastor) preached in the morning and evening, and in the afternoon the Rev. W. E. Thomas, the newly appointed minister or the English Congregational Church, was the preacher. The collections during the day arnounti-d to £ 22. BICYCLE SPORTS.—The first meeting of the Aberaman Club took place at the new Recreation Ground, on Monday,' when a two-mile bicycle handicap was run. In the first beat, J. Davies (120 yards) and J. Hock (60 yards), proved victorious; the second heat being won by T. 1ritchard (scratch) and W. Morgan (100 yards). In the final the prizes were won by T* Pritshard, J. Davies, and J. Hock. Mr C. M. Lewis acted as judge.. CORONFEsHip.-We understand that Mr Charles Kenshole, of the firm of Linton and Kenshole, of Aberdare, solicitors, has been appointed deputy- coroner for the Noithern Division of the County of Glamorgan. LOCAL BOARD.—The usual bi-mon hly mfeting of the Abeidar Local Board was bel li on Friday last, when there were present Mr D. P. Davies in the chair, Me-srs E. M. Hann, D. Dalies (Canon-street), D. Davi s (Canton House), and O. Harries. A letter was read from Mr R. J. Rhyp, coroner, asking to be allowed to rent the offices formerly in the occu- pation of the assistant overseer, and a committee was appointed to take the matter into consideration. —Some discussion took place in reference to the scavenging depot at Cwmbach. It was stated that Mr Thomas, the owner of thu land. desired that pome rem neration should be made for the use of the depot, and it was agreed that £ 3 per annum be given. Small Hams, about lOlbs, of superior quality, war- ranted mild, 6d per lb.-Harris, 75, Taff-street, Pontypridd. TAFF'S WELL. INFANTS' SCHOOL.—In the report of the last meeting of the Eglwysilan School Board, pub- I lished in the "Chronicle" of the 9th instant, the word not was inserted instead of now. The sea. I tence in H.M.l.'s report should have read thus: "All te branches of infants' training and instrno tion have now received the development looked for in an excellent school."
—— j Pontypridd Police Intelligence. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr Ignatius Williams, Htipen«s diary Magistrate,Messrs William Jooea, 41, Wit Kan* Morgan, Tynycymmer. BASTARDY AT PENTRB.—Elias Davies, i;ufcchc» anilb. dealer, was summoned to show cangc why ho -jSoal^ not contribute towards the support 01 tho iUegitiia*^ child of Gwen Thomas, of Treorky.—Mi W, appeared for the defendant and during the oonrw of the evidence admitted the paternity on behalf of defendant. The defendant was otdered to pay s Mk- a week, and also usual expenses and costs. FURIOUS DRIVING AT PORIH.—Jahn Jone I, stooet* was charged with furious driving on 30th Juno. P.QC* Williams proved the case.—Fined 10a and o.va i. THEFT AT PONTYPRIDD. — Elizabeth charged with stealing two loaves of btoau.- ITEE^K Lewis Jones, assistant to Mr Richards, TRROCEJV, Pontypridd, said about 10 o'clock la«t Saturdky HAT saw prisoner in the shop. He preteuded TO K) au". side for change. Went outside and turned round a' once and saw prisoner put a parcel in her aprori a put a bag of hers on the top. He afterwards gave IN* formation to Sergeant McDonald. Prisoner, II% answer to the charge, said she took it by mistake. Fined 30s. A BRUTAL STEP FATHER AT PORTH.—Charles POWELFC was charged with assaulting Mary J. Meredith MV Rhys appeared for the defence. Complainant SAIA she lived at America Place, Perth, with hor STEJK father (defendant.) About mid-day on 1061111100. because the dinner was not ready, he struck her oit the side of her head. She ran out and he FOLLOWED her into another street. He caught her and strack her in the back with his fist twice, and told her to GET home. She refased and then he held her he against the wall and struck her with the other lianlt on the left side of the head. She then becatao in. sensible. She was in bed for a fortnight from tb effects of the injuries he shad received. The doctor had continued to attend her until last Mondp,y.- Corroborative evidence having been given the daien. dat was sent to gaol for a month, and ordered t,) pay costs, or in default to be imprisoned for another fort. night. ASSAULTING THE POLICE AT FER-"mLE.-Georg. Phillips was charged with being drunk and assaulting* a police constable. P.C. Davies said the previous night, at half-past 12, he saw defendant drunk att Ferndale, following a woman named Jones, and pre. venting her going home. Told him to go homo, an<^ he swore and said "Mind your own business.^ then caught witness by the arm, and pushed him dowife; on the stones. He got up, and then defendant toolg up a stone, which he took out of his hand. He tried to kick him several times. He subsequently toro wit. ness' trousers.-Fined 15s., with costs and damages. WOUNDING AT FERNDALE.-Evan Williams w. charged with wounding Edward Bird. Complainant said he was a labourer. On the 26th of June he was, drinking in the Commercial Hotel about 5 o'clock, an4-, defendant was also there drinking. They had A few cross words, but it was over in a short time. He wen" out to the back yard. Defendant went before him Outside defendant made a rush at him, and pushed him on his back. He fell on the back of his head, AN^ was stunned. His lip was also cut. Dr. Parry dreise4 his wounds.—Fined 40s. and costs.
MOUNTAIN ASH LOCAL BOARD. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Mountain Ash Local Board was he'd on Monday when there were present Mr T. Edwards (in the chair), Messrs J. Griffiths, M. Morgan, W. Little, D. Davies, G. Jones, W. L. Herbert, and D. Jones. The Chairman, in accordance with notice of motion, proposed that a committee consisting of the Chair-, man, Messrs T. Yeo, W. Little, %4. Morgan, AND W. Jones be appointed a gas and water committee for the purpose of carrying ozt the gas and water. works which they had in hand.—Mr D. Davie. seconded the motion.—Mr Herbert asked who had the authority to select the arbitrator.—The Cliair-. man said tbat if the Committee and Mr Nixon were unable to agree upon the choice of an arbitrator then tho matter would be decided by the Board of Trade. The motion was adopted,—Mr Little pro- posed and Mr Herbert seconded that the new com* mittee be authorised to sign oheques for the pur. pose of transferring all payments hitherto mad out of the general account to the debit of new accounts to be opened in pursuance of the new Bill or Act.—Agreed to. The Clerk read the draffe memorial which he had prepared to be sera t! %jr- 0. R M. Talbot, M.P., Lord Lieutenanii of TH^. County, for the appoin'mcnt of tw t,l"e magistrates residing in Mountain Ash. Iti w.)4 stated in the memorial that with the E^OEPTIOA of- Lord aberdare who only resrded :.1: PAC- TION of the year at Duffryn, shore WA»J no magis- trate living within a distanse of four mile of Mountain Ash. Mr Griffiths proposed that THA. seal of the Board be annexed to he petition. Th Chairman seconded the motion which was agreed to. A letter was read from Mr Shipton, Clerk to. the Llanwonno School Board, asking the Board to improve the apnroach to the school at Navigation, under the Taff Vale Bricge. In wet weather there, was a deep pool of water there.—The Surveyor (Mr Harpur) in reply to a member of the Board said the matter could be remedied by taking up the drains and relaying them.—The Surveyor WAS accordingly instructed to lower the drain AFC Navigation and so to sbate the nuisance.
PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. ARTICLES OF DIET SUPPLIED TO THE PAUPERS, The usual fortnightly meeting of the Pontypridd Board of Guardians was held on Wednesday, when there were piesent the Rvv. D. W. Williams (in the chair), Messrs Josiah Lewis, Moses Cule, James., Richards, Tkomas Morgan (Fron), Thomas Morgan (Tonteg), Richard Jenkins, Evan Davies (Bwilfa). Henry Anthony (Caerphilly), Wm. John (Llantri- sant), Thomas Williams (The Glog), E. H. Davies, Morgan Powell, A. Cule, Thomas Jones (Ynyahir), P. Phillips, T. P. Thomas, Dd. Jones, George Evans, Dd. Thomas, and W. H. Mathiaa. THA* Clerk (Mr Spickett) was directed te apply to the, Local Government Board for an order for the elec- tion of two Guardians for No. 2 Ward in the parish of Llanwonno, one guardian ( VIR Thomas Thomas) having died, and the other (Mr Thomas Williams, Glog) having become an <T -.TFLICIO.—The collectorit were called upon to honour the precepts issued, sometime ago.—The Chairman said that the Mae. ter of the Workhouse had suggested that the chil- dren in the House should have some kind of ffc. holiday. The children in other unions were taken for excursions and he did not see why Pontypridd Union should be different from them. As the rate. payers could not be called upon to defray the ex- pense he would suggest that THE Guardians them- selves sbcmld subscribe the necessary amount. The Chairman's suggestion was adopted and the Clerk was directed to aoply for subscriptions ta those Guardians who were not present at the meeting that day.-The Chairman said he wail sorry to have to make a complaint about a matter which it had never been his duty before to bring before the Board. It was with regared to the things that were sent into the house for their main- tenance of their paupers. He certainly must confess that he was more than surprised, he was disgusted, when he went into the kitchen that day to find that the m-at was fuch that he thought no dog would eat. He was very glad that several guardians had also visited the kitchen and ascertained for them- selves the state of things. He was sure that nQ guardian, however hungry he might happen to be, would be able to eat the meat, and thty could not press their poor paupers to eat what they could not eat themselves. Under those circumstances i, had been thought desirable to give them bread and oheese nd beer.—The Medical Offioer (Dr Davies) stated that the oheese also was not wholesome, and that the paupers had been supplied with potatoes and bread and batter for dinner.-The aitictes "in question were ordered to be buried.