Pontypridd Police CQurt. WEDNESDAY.—Before Messrs Blandy Jenkins Godfrey Clark, and Dr Jones. STEALING COAL AT PONTYPRIDD.—John Parker and William Sanders, both working at the Albion Colliery were charged with stealing coal.-P.C. Reeves said, in consequence of complaints, he went to the colliery on Monday morning at 5.30, in plain clothes. On the way he met defendants coming from the colliery each with a lump of coal on his shoulder, HOlbs. in all Parker said "We are going into a new house, and we have no coal, so I took this off the tip. I am verv sorry." Sanders said "Yes, and it was off ths tip I took it."—Mr David Ellis, cashier, said they had lost a good deal of coal from the coUiery.—Fined 5s each. --Edward Bartlett, labourer at the Maritime Col- liery, was charged with stealing coal.—P.C. Adams said early that morning he saw defendant leaving the rubbish tip with a sack on his back. He said "I am very sorry, but I thought it a pity it should be buried there; it is not that I want coal, for I had a load the week before last." The coal weighed 701bs. On going to his house he found more than a ton of coal there.- Fined 10s. CHARGE OF STEALING MONEY AT CYMMER.—William Prosser was charged with stealing money from Wil- liam Beynon, timberman at Cymmer col!iery.-Prose- cutor said on Monday he went into the Rhondda Hotel, Cymmer, and he then had half a sovereign and fivepence in coppers. He gave the half-sovereign in payment for a qca t of beer, and received 9s 6 i change' which he put in his left trousers pocket. Went into the bar, and saw defendant there. Treated him to a blue of beer, and gave him 2d to pay for it. After- wards went to sleep. OH awaking he was gci:ig to treat a man, but found all his money pone. Dsfen- dant was also gone. In consequence of wfeat was told him, he went in search of defendant, and found him in the Porth Hotel. Asked him to return the money, but he denied having taken it. Defendant was a haulier at Cymmer colliery.-P.C. Llewellyn said on Monday night he arrested prisoner, and found 3s 6d in silver upon him.—Inspector Jones said on Tuesday he said to defendant, "You are charged with stealing 9s 9d, and only 33 3d was found on you." Defendant said "I am very sorry for this affair; it was only 9s 6d I took, and I must have spent the difference in beer that evening."—Fined 40s, or to go to prison for 21 days. <• STEALING TROUSERS AT DINAS.—Margery Ellen Penny, 10 years, and Gwen Davies, 12 years, were charged with stealing a pair of moleskin trousers.— Jane Jones, Trealaw, wife of Josiah Jones, mason, said on Tuesday night week she put the trousers on a line in the garden at the back of her house. Next I morning she missed them, and not seen them till that day in court —P.C. Llewellyn said on the 19th inst. he was called to Mr Isaac, pawnbroker, Hannah Street, Porth, and received the pair of trousers pro- duced from Mrs Isaacs. In consequence of what she told him he went in search of defendants. Traced them to Dinas; arrest ad them both on the 25th inst. On being charged, the big one pointed to the little one, and said, It was she done it The little one said "No, it was you took it off the line. I was not tall enough."—Davies then said" Yes, that is all I done; it was you took it to the pawnshop." Penny said And you was with me." From the statement of Davies' father, it appeared that after taking the trousers, the two defendants slept all night unr er trams.—Fined 10s each. STEALING A WATCH AT PONTYPRIDD. — Charles Gardner was charged with stealing a watch.—Edward Lewis, collier, Ystrad, said on Saturday night, the 16th inst., he was at Pontypridd, and intended to return by the 8.30 train. He had his watch safe on the platform. It was fastened by an Albert chain. He lost the train, and met prisoner by Mr Lsyshon's shop. They hid a struggle, Defendant had him against the wall. He then left, and at once he missed the watch. It was worth f3 10s.—Mary Baggott said she saw prisoner take a watch. Turn- irg round and seeing her, he said "What are you watching for?" Defendant was not drunk, but prosecutor was.-P.C. Lewis said he arrested defen- dant, who, on being charged, said "I never saw the man, only in the Red Lion, but at what time I cannot tell you, because I had been drinking all day.P.C. Canton said last Wednesday afternoon the defendant, who was in custody, said if he would go with him, he would show where the watch was. Went with him to a wall at the back of his house. He put his hand in a hole in the wall, and took out the watch, and handed it to him.—Sent to prison 01 six weeks.
HOW IHE OCEAN COLLIEKS SANG THEIR STRIKE AWAY. [BY OUR MINING CORRESPONDENT.] The moment the key note was struck at the Ocean Collieries Workmen's mass meeting, last 'Thursday, it became evident that a desire for harmony prevailed, that the voice of the men was not for war," and that nearly all present had come there with the intention of harping upon the chord of sympathy between employer and employed. It is said that "one touch of nature makes the whole world kin," and the moderate tone of the musical colliers of the Ocean found its natural echo in the bosom of Mr W. Jenkins, Ystradfechan, and next day there was a chorus of rejoicing throughout South Wales because the last notes of the miners' strike had died away, and peace reigned in the colliery community. Even the matter of fact daily newspapers were influenced by the muse, for the Westirn Mail of the following morning began its account of the settlement with the poetic words "The crisis is over, the danger is past," and the South Wales Daily News burst out into a dramatic recital of the situation in" The last scene in the drama of the ooal trade crisis." As the Ocgan workmen, sent the usually prosaic dailies into the realms of poetry and the drama, it is not surprising that I, who came under the direct spell of the Ocean music, should take my key-note from the men themselves, and attempt to describe, in a few notes "how the Ocean colliers sang their strike away." It will be remembered that the Ocean men were really the originators of the agitation for in- creased wages, and they contend that, if it had not been for their action, the great body of South Wales men would not have obtained the concession granted. They had waited until the associated collieries workmen had settled, and now they met to consider what they would do themselves. Mr John Williams, Ynysybwl-a keen, intelligent Welshman, and an incisive speaker-presided, and the vice-chair was occupied by Mr Geo. Howell, the Nantymoel orator. Indeed, the com- mittee (or deputation as it was called) sitting on the platform, would compare favourably with any similar representative body in the United Kingdom. They did not burke discussion, but dealt with all that affected them freely and without bitterness, from the "modulations" of the "scale" in its top notes down to the founda- of their position which someone said was "on the granite rock." It is sufficient to say that, after doing this, the men decided that the deputation who had all through the crisis acted for them should visit Mr Jenkins, the general manager, at Ystradfechan, and state that the workmen would accept 5 per cent. advance from the 1st of March, with another 21 per cent. on the 1st of April, in- dependent of any scale or association. A motion for adhering to the demand for 10 per cent. in- crease was put, but lost by a large majority, those who voted for it being Ogmore men only. Flowers of rhetoric had been enjoyed up to this point, but, during the three hours that the deputation were away from the meeting, the musical talent of the men asserted itself, and what would otherwise -have been weary waiting became the pleasantest feature of the coal trade crisis,-Oanu ffarwel i'r Strike," as one of the men described it, for "strike" it would have been if the col'iers had not been under excellent leadership. Of course, the audi- ence sang "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Then there was Caradog-not the conductor of that name, but the Ocean Caradog—who gave capital comic songs, such as "Shon Tynycelyn" and "Y Pwdin Pys." A nephew of Llinos Rhondda sang several pieces other lads followed suit, and the result was that"a varied and interesting programme was gone through as the musical critic would say. There were quartettes, such as "Johnny Smoker," in singing which the lads broke down with laugh- ter duetts, songs in Welsh and English, from the swinging-boat comic, the Cambro-Australian emigrant's lay, and the street ballad, through the Learned Man's" songology, up to the works of Handel. The Ocean collier's repertoire is, apparently, without limit. But, hush, there is a movement at the door, and the soloist has to give way, for there is once more some serious business to go through. The deputation then made their .appearance on the platform, and the dropping of a pin on the floor might have been heard while Mr John Williams, the chairman, read the follow- ing written agreement which he said had not yet been signed, but which would be signed if the meeting assented to it :— MEMORANDUM OF ARRANG E-:NT, completed this 31st day of March, 1889, bet -co Mr William Jenkins, on the part of the Ocean Coal Company (Limited), and the parties whose names are bereuud r, re- presenting all classed of workman employed at tho Ocean Collieries. 1. The notices now running for terminating con tracts are withdrawn. 2. That an advance of wages amounting to 5 p I cent., bringing the rate of wages to the standard, be paid by the company to the workmen, such change to take effect from the 6r-!t colliery mouth worked complete in the month of March and that a further advance of 21 per cent. take place in the following month. 3. It is hereby conceded and agreed to by both parties to this arrangement, viz., the Ocean Coal company and the workmen of the Ocean Collieries, that the promised advance of 2i per cent. made at the associated collieries, to tike effect as from the 1st of May, 3ball not lie demanded or expected to be paid by the Ocean Company to their workmen, but that the 9; per cent. which they agree to pay in April isin anticipation of the 21 per cent. agreed to be paid by the associated collieries in May. The reading of the words stating that the offer 'had been accepted was received with ringing cheers, which were renewed when the Chairman explained that during the present month they would receive an advance which had not been granted to the associated miners, that during April they would be receiving 71 per cent.-which placed them in the position of having 2! per cent. more for that month than the men at the asso- ciated colieries-and that it was only during May that they would all be on a footing of equality. It need scarccly b9 said that the meeting straight- way ratified the agreement, or, rather, authorised the deputation to sign, and shortly afterwards the document which settled the Ocean dispute was signed on behalf of the company by Mr W. Jen- kins, general manrger, and on behalf of the work- men by Messrs John Williams, Ynysybwl, (chair- man) David Thomas, checkweigher, Ton; Wil- liam Evans. checkweigher, Cwmpark Henry James, Ynysybwl David Jones, checkweigher, Cwmpark; George Davies, Mainc'y; Benjamin Thomas, Bwllfa; William Russ, Bwllfa; Henry Davies and William Jones, Dare and John Humphreys and James Long Garw. .l,
YSTRADYFODWG LOCAL BJARD ELECTION. NOMINATIONS FOR THE SEVERAL WARDS. The following nominations have been received by Mr Walter H. Morgan, clerk, for the elections to iill the vacancies on the above Board No 1 WARD—Mr John David, Grocer, Blaen- Rhondda and Mr Evan Williams, Stuart Hotel, Treherbert, (old member.; No. 2 WARD—Mr Jacob Ray, colliery manager, I Ton. Mr Aneurin Cule, the retiring member, does not seek re-election. No. 3 WARD.—Mr W. Lax (old member.) No 4 WARD.—Mr John Davies, Porth Hotel, Porth; Mr David Davies, draper, Hannah Street, Porth; MrT. M. Rees, Great Western Brewery, Penygraig *nd Mr D. Rowlands, Estate Agent, Penygraig. No. 5 WARD.—Mr Griffith Thomas, colliery mana- ger, Mardy; and Mr Thomas Jones, colliery pro- prietor, Yny shir. In the No. 6 Ward, Mr John Griffiths, Porth House, (the retiring member), does not seek re- election and Mr John Davies, Porth Hotel, does not desire to be re-elected for No 5 Ward, but for JSO. 4 Ward instead. The voting papers will be distributed on Saturday, collected on Thursday, and counted on Friday.
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PONTYPRIDD. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.—A series of Railway Gossippings have reached us, together with a num- ber of news items, but owing to want of space are held over till next week. THEATRICAL TREAT.—On Monday evening next, and three following evenings, Miss Maggie Morton and her celebrated Caste Company will occupy the boards at Howard's Hall, in this town, and will produce, among other popular dramas, the follow- ing :—Caste, School, Borneo and Juliet, and Mamma. The company has had a distinguished reception in other places, and we hope the run in Pontypridd will be equally successful. See adver- tisement in another column. THE "CALL" which the Tabernacle Baptist Church recently gave to the Rev J. R. Jones, the popular Welsh preacher, of Llwynpia, has, it is now author- itatively announced, been accepted, and the rev. gentleman is expected to enter upon his pastoral duties in the course of about two months. The news has given considerable satisfaction among the mem- bers uof the local Nonconformist churches, as his advent will be an acquisition to the town. MUSICAL SuccEss.-Among the candidates who were successful in obtaining certificates for pianoforte playing at the recent local examination held in ccn- nection with Trinity College, held at Cardiff, wera the names of Miss A. A. Evans, Ynysybwl, and Master A. M. Setter, Yatrad, the latter being only 10 years of age. Both candidates were prepared by Mr E. P. Mills, Pontypridd. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev. G. 0. Cule, of Ferndale, has received a unanimous invitation from the Temple Baptist Church, Graig, Pontypridd, to become their pastor. MR T. MAYBERRY, of the Maritime Colliery, having successfully passed the necessary examina- tion, has just been awarded a colliery manager's first-class certificate. GRAMMAR SCHOOL. — Mr Clement Edward Oovernton, son of Dr Covernton, Knighton, Radnorshire, has obtained a certificate entitling him to register as medical student. Mr Covernton, who is a pupil of Mr J. F. McClune, passed in all the subjects required by the General Medical Council, including statics and hydrostaties. VESTRY MEETING.—At the annual vestry meeting of the Parish of Llanfrechfa Upper, the principal business was the appointment of an assistant overseer, in succession to the late Mr J. H. Wain- wright, for which office there were three candi- dates—Messrs E. Francis, Pontnewydd; W. T. Summer, Griffithstown: and James Jones, Griffithstown. The first-named, who has dis- charged the duties temporarily, was appointed by a large majority. THE RECENT COLLEEN BAWN PERFORMANCE.— In our report of the above performance, pub- lished in our last issue, we omitted to make special metion of the acting of Mr W. Liles, who, in the character of "Squire Corrigan," played as prominent and realistic a part as could be ex- pected of an amateur. Mr Liles did great credit alike to himself and to his part, and it was only in the hurry of the moment in writing the report that these references to him were omitted last week. No one who witnessed the perfor- mance could fail to have distinguished the "Squire" as one of the leading features of the evening. PONTYPRIDD CRICKET CLUB.—A general meeting of the members of this club will be held on Tuesday next, at the Maltsters' Arms Hotel, to elect officers, &c. Proceedings to commence at haif-past 8 p.m. COEDPENMAEN, PONTYPRIDD. POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT.—A musical and liter- ary entertainent was given with much success at the English Baptist Chapel, Coedpenmaen, on Thursday evening last, under the chairmanship of Mr J. Crockett, Pontypridd. There was a good audience, and the programme was well receivech The proceeds were for the benefit of the fvincfs of the cause at that place. HAFOD. COLLIERY MANAGERS' CERTIFICATES.—Mr Thomas Williams, overman at the Coedcae Colliery, hap been recommended to the Home Office for a colliery manager's certificate. of the first class, he having successfully passed the exami- nation recently held at the Cardiff University College. TREHERBERT. THE NEW TUNNEL.—In celebration of the com- pletion of the advance heading of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway tunnel, MrJ. T. Jones, contractor, entertained his staff and the work- men of the Tunnel Driving Company at supper in the Wyndham Arms Hotel, Treherbert, on Wednesday night. Host Williams provided an excellent dinner,to which over 100 of the staff and employees sat down. After the cloth was re- moved, Mr Jones briefly addressed the company, thanking them one and all for the able and effici- ent manner in which they had co-operated with him to bring to a satisfactory termination such an arduous undertaking as that they had just t completed. He had had many years experience of workmen, and was pleased to say that he never had a more energetic staff or better workmen than those now around him. DINAS. FUNERAL OF THE OLDEST INHABITANT.—On Thursday afternoon the funeral of Mrs Elizabeth Davies, 90 years of age, and popularly known as "Betty William Dafydd," took place at Ebenezer Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Dinas. She was literally the oldest inhabitant. She was a mem- ber of the families who came to Dinas when Mr Walter Coffin opened coal levels at Dinas about 70 years ago, and she had resided ever since in that locality. Her husband, who, many years ago, preceded her to the tomb, was noted in the locality for his intellectuality. There are several of their children living, one of them (Philip) holding an important appointment as mining engineer for the Government of New South Wales. Mrs Elizabeth Davies had lived since the death of her husband free from anxiety on the means provided by her late husband and herself during good times. MOUNTAIN ASH. CYMMRODORION SOCIETY.-This society met on Wednesday evening at the Coffee Tavern, Mr J. W. Jones presiding. There was a good attendance of members present, and a very interesting pro- gramme, which included speeches, recitations, and singing, was gone through. Several new members were enrolled. YNYSYBWL. A PUBLIC MEETING was held at the vestry of the Welsh Baptist Chapel on Wednesday evening for the purpose of nominating a member for the South Ward of the Mountain Ash Local Board, and' an overseer for the Home Hamelet of the Llanwonno Parish also to consider the desirabi- lity of having a telegraph extension, second delivery of post, and of having one name to the place, namely Ynysybwl.-It was proposed, seconded, and carried that Alderman Gwilym Jones be re-elected on the local board, and Mr D. Evans, the Graig, be nominated overseer to the Home Hamlet of the parish.—In regard to the telegraph extension and second delivery, the Rev. R. O. Evans, Independent minister, read the report of the deputation that waited upon Mr McMurray, postmaster, Pontypridd, and who promised all the support in his power.-It was then decided that Alderman Gwilym Jones should communicate with the member of Parlia- ment, Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P., to petition the Postmaster-General on their behalf.—The chair was occupied by Mr D. James, Ynysybwl. A REI. TREAT FOR BREAKFAST.—Harris' MILD CURED BACON. Try it. 75, Taff Street, Ponty- pridd. 'i TREHARRIS. COLLIERY MANAGERS' CERTIFICATES.—Messrs A. Lloyd and S. Hollists, workmen engaged at Messrs Harris's Deep Navigation Collieries, have been re- commended to the Home Office for colliery managers' certificates of the first class. Messrs John Thomas, James Canfield, and William Williams also have been recommended for the undermanagers' certificate. WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.-At the annual meetings of the Congregational Church at Tre- harris, held on Sunday, the Rev. J. Davies, Cadle, in the course of an eloquent discourse on the duties of the Christian Church in the present times, pro- tested against the assertions made by interested parties that the Sunday-closing Act was a failure in Wales. Facts proved the contrary, and every effort should be put forth to make it a greater success by eliminating the absurd bona fide (which meant in many cases mala fide) clause from the bill. ABERDARE. EXAMINATIONS.—We understand that Mr W. Thomas, of the Werfa Colliery, Aberdare, success- fully passed at the examination of candidates for colliery managers' first-class certificates, held at Cardiff, on the 19th and 20th inst., and that Mr Thomas was prepared for examination by Mr Caleb Pamely, mining engineer, of this town. CAERPHILLY. ODDFELLOWSHIP. — On Monday the quarterly meeting of the Caerphilly District of Oddfellows, was held at the club-room of the Caerphilly Castle Lodge, Boar's Head Inn, Caerphilly. The follow- ing officers attended:—G.M. Thomas Stephens (Treodd Lodge), Whitchurch; D.G.M. Jacob Miles (Castell Pentyrch); G. Young, C. S. Machen and Councillor T. Reynolds, treasurer. The balance sheet showed that the receipts for the quarter were £97 19s,and the funeral expenditure was £108 10s. A gift of £5 was granted to Bro. Daniel Jones, Llandaff City Lodge. At the close of the financial business two delegates were selected to represent the district at the next A.M.C., to be held at Hull, viz., Bro. Edward Lewis, St. Cenydd, Caerphilly, and Bro. Isaac Williams, Castell Pentyrch. TONYPANDY. OPENING SERVICES.—On Sunday and Monday the opening services in connection with the English Calvinistic Methodists of the New Trinity Chapel were held. The Revs. J. Lewis, Pontypridd, and T. Davies, Crickhowell, officiated.
DE\F AND DUMB MISSION SERVICES AT YNYSYBWL. A crowded meeting in connection with the Glamorgan Missions to the Deaf and Dumb was held at Jerusalem Chapel, Ynysybwl, near Ponty- pridd, on Sunday afternoon. Alderman Morgan (Pontypridd), presided. Addresses were delivered by the Revs. E. E. Probert, Baptist minister, Pontypridd, general hon. secretary of the mission; W. Lewis, Methodist; T. L. Rees, Baptist; Alder- man Jones, Ynysybwl; and the energetic missionary, the Rev. E. Rowland. During the meeting a memorial, signed by a large number of the deaf and dumb, was presented to Alderman Jones, praying him to bring the claims of neglected deaf and dumb children before the Glamorgan County Council. A liberal collection was taken in aid of the mission fund.
PONTYPRIDD URBAN SANITARY AUTHORITY ELECTION. The following are those nominated for seats on the Pontypridd Urban Sanitary Authority:— TOWN WARD—a David Rowland, Ty'rbont, Gelliwas- tad Grove, Pontypridd; Thomas Taylor, 6, Berw- road, Pontypridd, contractor. GRAIG WARD—aWilliam Yinaon Rees, 2, High- street, Pontypridn, ironmonger; Major Hague, Dany. graig House, Llantrisant Road, Pontypridd, colliery manager. TREFOREST WARD—aRev. David W. Williams, Fairfield, (unopposed). RHONDDA WARD—Patrick Gowan, Castell Ivor Inn, Hopkinstown, inkeeper; Morgan Williams, Trehafod, retired grocer; John Morgan, Temple Buildings, Hafod, retired builder. The voting papers were distributed on (Wed- nesday), and collected on Tasday nevt. An -a denotes an old member.
FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE AT FERN DALE. GRAND FESTIVITIES IN THE RHONDDA FACH VALLEY. • COMPLETE LIST OF WEDDING PRESENTS. Considerable interest was evinced throughout the Rhondda Fach Valley on Wednesday in the marriage festivities at Ferndale, for, although the family called the event a "quiet wedding," the public must be pardoned for rejoicing on such an occasion as the marriage of Miss Meta Davis, eldest daughter of the late Mr Lewis Davis. It is not often that a young lady coming from such a popular family goes to the altar as a bride in a district like this. The presentation by the work- men and tradespeople of Ferndale and Bodringallt of a silver epergne worth £150 was in itself suffi- cient to mark the event as unique in the annals of the Rhondda Valley, and another memento which the young couple will doubtless regard with pleasure was the Bible and hymn book presented to them by the officiating ministers on behalf of the Church at whose place of worship the first marriage solemnised was that of Mr and Mrs Day. The villages of Ferndale and Blaenllechau were gay with bunting, and the closing of the shops, to- gether with the canonading on the hillsides, showed that an event of considerable local impor- tance had led the inhabitants to don their holiday attire. The special event to be celebrated was the wedding of Miss Margaret Jane (Meta) Davis, eldest daughter of the late Mr Lewis Davis, of Brynderwen, Ferndale, and Mr George Dennis Day, eldest son of Mr George Newton Day, solicitor, of Wych House, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. The marriage was solemnized in the English Wesleyan Chapel, Ferndale, which was crowded with people long before the arrival of the bridal party. About a quarter to eleven a.m. the guests began to arrive, and the organist (Mr Parr) played some suitable selections until the bride came, when the choir, under Mr Morgan Thomas, sang a hymn. The wedding guests present in church were—Mr and Mrs George Newton Day (the bridegroom's parents), Mr Tom Coote, late Liberal M.P. for Huntingdonshire, and Mrs Coote; Mr and Mrs Frank Edwards, Glanynys, Aberdare and Mrs Cross, Brynhyfryd, Risca; Mr Hull, chief agent. for the Ferndale firm, London; Mr Benjamin Lewis, ditto, Cardiff; Mr Frank Mellor, barrister, London Mr Howard Coote, Oaklands, Fenstan- ton Mr D. Evans, Bodringallt; Mr T. Bevan, Fern- dale and Dr Parry, Ferndale. The officiating ministers were the Rev. T. Fuller Bryant, and the Rev. Henry Prichard, English and Welsh Wes- leyan ministers of Ferndale, and the ceremony was conducted in a most impressive manner. The best man was Mr Batten, artist, of 15, Ayrleigh- gardens, London, and the six bridesmaids were— vliss Day (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Helen Smith, of Brentham Park, Stirling; and the bride's four sisters (Miss Annie Davis, Miss Florence Louisa Davis, Miss Catherine Marian Davis, and Miss Edith Davis). The bride's dress was of rich French brocaded silk, with raised iily leaves and feathery sprays over the brocade, the skirt beautifully set off with lace and pearls. A tulle veile and orange blossoms were worn, and a splendid St. Ann's pin, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride carried in her hand a posy of white lilac wiih a little myrtle. The bridesmaids wore champ- ing dresses of a white French material, embroi- dered with gold, and Leghorn hats trimmed with daffodils, and they carried posies of daffodils tied with white ribbon. Each bridemaid also wore a canoe-shaped pearl brooch, the gift of the bride- groom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr F. L. Davis, and the register was signed in the vestry in the presence of Mr W. Jones-Powell, registrar, Pontypridd, after which the bridal party left, amid a shower of rice, and the cheers of an enormous concourse. The wedding breakfast took place at Brynderwen, where Mrs Davis welcomed the bride and bridegroom and the numerous guests on their return from the chapel. Later in the day the bride and bridegroom drove down the valley en route for Switzerland, via London. The streets had been gaily decorated, there being three tri- umphal arches and dozens of mottoes in various parts of the village. The following is a complete list of the WEDDING PRESENTS. 1.—The Bridegroom gave a convertible pearl hair-spray and brooch. 2.—The six servants of Bryn Derwen: A marble dining-room clock. 3.—The members of the Ferndale English Wes- leyan Chapel: A beautifully-bound revised Bible and hymn-book. .4.-TLe English Wesleyan Sunday School: A handsome photograph album. 5.—The inhabitants of Ferndale and Bodring- allt: A silver epergne and four silver side-dishes. 6.—The staff at the Cardiff office of Messrs. D. Davis and Sons: A silver rose-water bowl. 7.—rThe Clerks at Mr Day's office, St. Ive's, Fonts: A silver cruet stand with cut-glass bottles. 8.—The bride's present to Mr Day A carriage cl rug of rr.ink with tails. 9.—Mrs Lewis Davis A portrait of herself,painted on china, complete walnut bedroom suite, household linen, &c. 10.—Mr Day (senior): cheqne. 11.—Mrs Day: A geld and white china dinner- service. 12.—Mr Fred L. Davis: A grand piano (Bluthner), duet seat and music stand. 13.—Mi?s Annie Davis: Silver tea service and tray, water-colour picture, and chalk study. 14.— Miss Florence L. Davis: case of silver spoons and forks and silver-mounted knives; also, painted fire-screen in carved frame. 15.—Miss C. M. Davis: Doulton china band-painted dessert serviceuild cut glass finger-bowls, 4 silver gilt and cut-glass table lamps, and 4 ditto small sweet dishee, also painted three-fold screen. 16.—Miss Edith Davis Pearl necklace, gong, mounted on stag's horns, and Worcester China tea and coffee service. 17.-Miss Agnes Day: Crown Derby breakfast service. 18.—Mr Herbert Day: Sapphire and diamond rincri and Mrs Tom Coote: Set of plated dish covers. 20.—Mrs Cross, Risca: case of forks spoons,aspara- gus and sugar tongs, sauce boats, and spoon warmer. 21.-M>" Paul, at Leicester: An iron safe, brass clock, and cheque. 22—Mr William Davis, Bridgend A picked Austra- lian Wallaby carriage rug. 23.—Mr and Mrs T. Price Davis, Caercourt: A brass tray and stand for afternoon tea. 24.—Mr and Mrs D. J. Davis, West Hampstead. Pair of Hungarian vases. 24a.—Mr and Mrs Richard Price Davis, The Wyck silver gilt salad bowl and spoons, 25.—Stanley and Hilda Davis: Brass stand and shield, for pair of scissors and letter weight. 26.—Mrs Rees, Sketty. Cheque. 27.—Dr and Mrs Ra.wlings, Swansea, and the Rev. F. and Mrs Rawliugs, Loudon Wrought iron and copper standard lamp. 28.-Mis9 Rees, Sketty: Pair of painted drawing room vases. 29.—Miss Louisa Rees: Pot Pourri Indian. 30.—The Rev. and Mrs M. R. Rees Two of Rus- kin's works, bound in calf. 31.—Mr David Rees: "Sir Galahad," a picture after Schmally. 32.—Mr and Mrs Frank Edwards Case of twelve silver fish knives ard forks. 33.—Mrs T. Babington Jones: Revolving breakfast dish, and tour entree dishes, with convertible covers. 34.—Miss May Edwards: Case of nut crackers, pickers, and grape scissors. 35.—Mrs Charles M. Davis, West Cross: Case of meat and fish carvers. 36.—Mr Leonard Davis: Convertible vegetabla and entree dish. 37.-Miss Hutcheson Painted white satin hand- kerchief satchel. 38.-Mrs F. and N. HutchesoD: Case of four salt sellers and spoons. 39.—Dr and Mrs Hutcheson: Egg and toast stand. 40.—Mr and Miss Todd, West Cross: Brass kettle and stand. 41.—Mrs C. Hibbert: Case of butter knives, pickle ff rks, and cheese scoop. 42.—Miss Hibbert: Pair of bronze dining room 0 naments. 43.—Mr and Mrs William Cross: Cut glass and silver mounted salad bowl, with spoons. 44.—Mr and Mrs Edward Cross Picnic case and complete tea set. 45.—Mr Charles Cross: Large coffee pot. 1 "Hr Bad Miss Matthew Cross; Silver salt caPers and spoons. 47.—Mr and Mrs Marquand Fruit spoons. 1 48.—Dr and Mrs Thomas, Newport, asparagus dish and tonge. r 49.-The Misses Cross, Risca Oxidized silver and bronze chess table and men. 50.—Mr and Mrs Walter Jones: silver plated iO stand and cut glass bottles. 51—Mr and Mrs David Thomas: Carved wood bread platter with crumb-scoop, bread knife and fork, with carved ivory handles. 52.—Mr and Mis Collingwood Crumb scoop. 53.—Captain and Mrs Collingwood: Worcester salad bowl. 54.—Mr and Mrs John Paul: Etching, framed in 0 Ik. 55.—Mr3 Dickson, Dungannon Sewing machine. 56.—Mr and Mrs Tillie, Londonderry: Morocco dressing bag, with silver fittings. 57.—Mr and Mrs Marsbll Tillie; Four belleek fruit dish. 58.—Mr and Mrs Alex. Tillie: Silver gilt card tray. 59.—Mr Arthur Tillie: Case of pearl and silver knife rests. 60.—Mr Charlie Tillie: Breakfast cruet. 61.—Mrs Alexander Tillie: An Indian curtain. 62.—Mrs Fletcher Sofa cushion. 63.—Miss Fletcher: Afternoon tea cloth. 54.—Mrs Tirrell: Sugar basin and tongs. 65.—Mrs Jenkins, Rhoose: China dessert service. 66.-The Misses Jenkins: six specimen vases. 67.—Mr John Lewis, Aberdare. A Bible bound in morocco. 68.—Mr and Mrs Hull: Cafi an lait set. 69.—Mrs Hull: Oriental worked handkerchief, nisht-dress, and brush and comb satchel, in pale pink atin. 3 70.—Mr Hull: three photogravures pictures framed in oak. 71.—Mrs Henry Richard, Bolton Gardens: Pair of cut glass and silver gilt vases. 72-Mrs Fell and Miss Farley: Pair of cut glass silver gilt vases. 73—Miss E^ans Pair of ditto. 74-Mr and Mrs Smith, Brentham Park: silver afternoon tea service. 75-Miss Helen Smith tripod candelabras and shade.' 76—Miss Whitley, Halifax: Worked afternoon tea cloth. 77-Mrs Place: Four shells filled with dried sea weed. 78-The Misses Rees, Pontypridd Indian table cloth. p 79—Dr Parry, Ferndale: Chess board and men. 80-Mrs Parry Corner writing table: 81-Mrs Hibbert: Pair of Worcester vases. 82-Miss Hibbert: Worked table cloth. 83-Miss Mary Lewis: Three drawing room ornaments. 84-Mr and Mrs Shillington Four silver salt- cellars. 85-Mr Percy Thomas "Ethico of the Dust," by Ruskin. 86-Rev and Mrs Morgan, Penrhyndeudraeth "Paradise Lost," illustrated by Dore. 87-Miss Janion: "Earthly Paradise,' Morris. 88-Mrs Batten, London, wrought iron flower stand and copper bowl. 89-Miss Batten Painted walnut table. 90-Miss A. Batten Venetian glass vase. 91-Mr John Batten Painted portrait of the bride, by himself. 92-Mr and Mrs Lewis Williams, Cardiff: Bronze ornament. 93-The Misses Williams Brass and leather blotter. 94-The Misses Lynch-White, Streatham: White cactus china vase. 95—Miss M. Janion: Leather hand-bag. 96—Mr and Mrs Kirkhouse, pair of silver candle- sticks. 97-Miss Annie Williams: muffineer. 98—Mr and Mrs Cozens-Hardy: Moorish hang- ing lamp. 99—Miss Cozens-Hardy: 4 fairy lamps. 100-Mr Thomas, Aberdare Egg stand. 101—Mr Edward Parry, Ferndale: Carved oak photo stand. 102-Mr Anthony A. Weldon, Ireland: photo frame. 103—Miss Margaret Davies, Aberdare Photo frame. 104—Mrs Bassett, Pontypridd Photo of Ponty- pridd bridge in carved frame. 105—Miss Bassett: Russian music stool. 106-Mrs Armstrong: Two brass sconces. 107-Mrs Tom Edwards, Aberdare: Hungarian vase. 108—Mrs Thomas and family, Blaenllechau: Pair of Worcester vases. 109—Miss Thomas: Glove and handkerchief cases in embossed leather. 110—The Misses Forrester, Sketty Park; Silver preserve spoons. HI-Dr and Mrs Edwards, Cardiff: Cut glass and silver gilt fruit stand. 112-The Rev. Mark Guy and Mrs Pearse Pair of pictures. 113—Misses M. and B. Pearee: Bamboo tripod with hanging pot for flowers. 114—Miss Mabel Pearse: Painted panel. 115.—Mr and Mrs E. Cairn Fry: Silver butter dish and knife. 116—Mr and Mrs Benjamin Lewis, Cardiff: Silver grape dish and scissors. Hí-Mr B. Evans, Newport: Afternoon tea- service. 118—Mr Llewellyn Evans: All Edna Legall's ltooks, and 6 volumes of Browning. 119—Mr Whatton Pair of fruit spoons. 220—Mr E. Brown and H. Coote: Crown Derby tea-set. 121—Mr and Mrs George Brown: Oak and siver candlesticks. 122-Misses A. and F. Brown Wedgwood vase. 123-Mr. Percy Brown: Silver muffioneers. 124—Mr and Mrs Coote, Fenstanton Dessert knives and forks. 125 Mr H. Coote Complete set of table glass. 126—Mr R. Coote Lamp. 127—Mr and Mrs H. Tanner, Cambridge Wrought iron lantern. 128—Mr Broughton Silver fruit spoons. 129—Mr and Mrs Warren 4 brass sconces. 130—>Ir Frank Mellor A terra cotta vase. 131-Mr Robert Daintree Pair of brass candle- sticks. 132-Mr and Mrs Goodman Hanging lamp, brass and copper. 133—Mr Muir Biscuit-box. 134-Mr and Mrs Tebutt Framed medal- lion. 135—Mr Charles Whymper Picture by himself. 136-Mrs Whymper 3 pairs of Antlers and pair of ram's horns mounted. 139.—Mr Geo. Smith Pair of old Bartelozzi engravings. 149 — 'v'rs Lloyd Pair of silver fruit spoons. 140—Miss Minnie Paul Indian vase. 141—Mr Roger Goodman Aneroid. 142-Mr and Mrs Tanner Large etching by Hooper. 143-Mr and Mrs Edgar Tanner Autotype, framed in oak. 144-Mr Wynan Case of fish carvers. 145—Miss V argaret Paul Carved wood box. 146-Mr Dennis Paul Pair of Japanese bronze vases. 147—Mr and Mrs Lewis Tebbutt Pair of silver serviette rings. 148-Dr. and Mrs Morriston Davies Worcester vase. 149—Mr and Mrs Hobman Pair of vases and glass bowl. 150—Mr Day's Sunday School Class Silver and glass preserve stand. 151—Mr and Mrs Thomas Bevan, Ferndale Six silver napkin rings. 152—Miss Mary Smith Stirling draped fancy easel. 153-Miss Eliza Smith Draped fancy flower pot. 154—Mrs Bairstow: Silver mounted ivory paper knife. 155—Miss Rose Goodman Worked tea-cloth. 157-Miss T. Goodman Painted D'Oyleys. 158—Mr Bryant, Ferndale Framed enlarged photograph of M rs Lewis Davis. 159—Miss Austin, Ferndale Old china tea- cups and saucers and six liqueur glasses. 160-Mrs Kitty Thomas Scrap-tray. 161—Miss Mary Evans Worked D'Oyleys. 162-Miss Edith Jlmes Worked table cloth. 163-Mrs Alex Tillie Indian curtain. 164—Mr James, Swansea Old china jug and carved walnut chair. 165-Mr William Cross (Brynhyfryd), Risca: 4 silver mustard pots. 166—Mrs John Batchelor (Penarth): Silver salver. It.
LMPURIA.NL VESIRF MEETING AT PONTYPRIDD. APPOINTMENT OF THE COLLECTOR All ASSISTANT OVERSEER. At a vestry meeting for the parish of Llanwonno, held at the Vestry Hall, Pontypridd, on Tborsdayj the 14th instant.present, Messrs D. Rowland (one of the overseers), Robert Smyth, William Merchant* David Griffiths, William Crookett, John Crockett, D. Mc'Gregor, William Phillips, Isaac Seaton, J. S. Davies, William Evans (Ynysybwl), Thomas Row- land (architect), David Jenkins, J. F. McClune, and the Rev. W. Parry. It was proposed by Mr John Crockett, seconded by Mr D. Rowland, that Mr W. Merchant, J.P., (over- seers' treasurer), take the chair. The notice conven- irg the meeting, which had been published on chorchea Oaiy, was read. It was proposed by Mr J. F. McClune, seconded by Mr R. Smythe,and resolved that Mr William Phillips, the collector of poor rates be and he is hereby ap- pointed to bp assistant overseer cf the parish of Llan- woui 0, to perform all duties pertaining to the office of assistant overseer, save acd except the registration of Parliamentary voters aid county ejectors, and the making and collection of the poor rates, (which is paid for by the guardians at a salary of £ 100), the salary of the r ssistant overseer to be fixed at the sum of £ 300, making a total of £ 400, exclusive of the amount received for preparing lists of voters. It was also resolved that he be paid one half of the said salary, viz., for performing the duties of the said office for the half-year ending Lady Day, 1889, viz., the 25th March instant. A vote of thanks, proposed by Mr David Rowland (overseer), end seconded by Mr JoLn Crockett, was unanimously passed to the chairman, Mr Merchant, for occupying the chair.
ECHOES FROM CAERPHILLY CA^jTLE. [By JACKDAW.] SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—The ancient citie of In Caerphilly is beginning to get astir about the coming election of memoers to form the next Eglwysilaa School Board. We have it on reliable authority that the veteran chairman, Mr Councillor H. Anthony, J.P., will not seek re-election, consequently live new candidates will be required to constitute the new board. Already several names are mentioned as probable candidates for the coveted distinction, some of whom are certainly not worthy of being re- trusted with the manipulation of the educational views of government in this important parish. We hope the electors will not disregard the claims of the re- maining members of the present board when they seek re-election, for they are gentlemen of sterling characters, and have acquitted themselves like men during their period of office. The new board should te composed of such men as graced the old board— men of sound moral characters, respectability, and acumen, and gentlemen who have the good and wel- fare of the ratepayers and the coming generation at heart. We ask the feathered fraternity not to forget our two esteemed fellow-citizens that represent us at present. Certainly they are worthy of our support and confidence in the fature as in the past, and let no rally round their standard, and return them trium- phantly as we did our alderman and councillor on the county council. We trust that the little difference that existed between us at the last election will not influence and prejudice our minds against either of the retiring members who live amongst us at the next contest. Some of those small ratepayers who clamour so much about the reduction of the salaries of the staff of teachers at the schools should bear in mind that it would be very unfaii and uncharitable to expect the teachers in the parish of Eglwysilan to per- form their arduous duties at a lower standard of wages than they do in other parishes. Again, our representatives should not be expected to perferm impossibilities on the school board; they are subject to the Education Department,who come down on them like an avalanche for any omission or dereliction of duty in the carrying out of the requirements of the Education Act.
Births, Marriages & Deaths. DAY-DA VIS.-March 27, at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Ferndale, by the Pev. Fuller Bryant, assisted by tue jHev. Henry Pritchard, George Dennis, eldest son of George Newton Dry. -,q., bt. lves, Huntingdonshire, to Margaret Jane (Meta), eldest daughter of the late Lewis Davis, Esq., of Ferndale, South Wales.
DEATH OF MR JOHN BRIGHT, M.P About half-past eight on Wednesday morning the Right Hon. John Bright, M.P., the veteran statesman, died at his residence, One Ash, Roch- dale, at the age of 77. The deceased gentleman had been in a prostrate condition, more or less, for the last twelve months, but had a grave relapse a few days previous to his death, and passed away tranquilly in a painless sleep.
ACCIDENT AT THE Titiir OliESl' 6TLEL WORKS. On Tuesday morning the shaft of the eLgiue which drives the blast to the iurnace at the 1 or ,si iron uúd Steel Works, Treforest, was accidentally orokea, aud it is feared that, in order to carry out the repairs-a por- tion of the works will have to be stoppcU lcr B.me time.
CHARGE OF INDECENT ASSAULT. At the Warwick Spring Assizes, William Beefley (2"1. slaughterman, was charged with assaulting Violei ta Locli, at Aston (Birmingham). Mr. Hugq Yonnsr prosecuted.—His Lordship had a private interview with the child, who was only six yearo of Ilg'e, and on returning into court said he had cmne to the conclusion thab he could not aIlow her t,o he swo>-n, as she did nob know sufficiency the nature mid character of an oath. The case musfa therefore proced without her. Violet,ta Loch. the mother, was then called, and said that when t,he girt returned home there were evidences that she hud been assaulted.—Richard Morgan Loch, t iiitie boy, said the prisoner invited his little sister into the shop, the Midland Farmers' Supplj Stores, He left her there, and was bold to call in half aft hour. He went to fetch the little girf home at half. 1'ct, three in the afternoon, and the prisoner gava her a halfpenny and some bread and dripping i", coining away.—F.ichard Samuel Loch, the father,, -nit) the chil-.lren pointed the Farmers' Supply Stores as the shop where they had been, and a'sa identified the prisoner as the man. — Detect Iv# Whit craft said (he girl identified the prisoner in his pie-ence. —His Lordship hel l that the girl » -tutenient. as she WaS not a coinpetenb witness, could not be repeated by witness, although, it '.va^ nimle in the prisoner's presence. Prisoner's answer ru t he girl's statement was You are wrong." Ht added that he had never seen the girlulltil ..he c;tnie to the shop with her father.-Fod;he defe!lc'e.. piisnner elected to be sworn, and said his ma-telt Wii* in the "hop at the time when it was alleged tok commit ted the oPence. The charge was false.. Cross-examined He was alone in the shop fro", four oVIocjc, his master having gone to Birming. ham. There were two of his employer's children ill.out from three to four, also a boy named Webb- lie never saw the girl Loch that day.-Mr. Proctor, -aid the prisoner had been in his employ for foup or live years, and bore a good character. He leffc t he shop at three or half-pasb three in charge oft the prisoner. There were three boys about) thfc, premises when he went awny. Cross-examined 5 He was confident there was no dripping on th% premises. The mother of the child was known ali. the female barber," and had only been in tha- neighbourhood four weeks.—The jury acqnibtei)^ the prisoner.
A LIBEL ACTION. At the Glamorganshire Assizes at Cardiff avk action for libel was brought by Mr. Poole, catll, Je;der, Cardiff, against Air. Roberbs, printer, Rn" Mr. Haynes, etationer, ab the Docks. Plaintiff^ nearly two years ago, was convicted for 80m, offence ut Newport, and recently Roberts printed. and the other defendant published and circulated. a small handbill purporting bo be a reporb of th% case taken from the South TVales Daily News, hull omitting some important particulars contained in the report as it appeared in the paper. Plain ti^ contended that this was done maliciously bo injure him in his business, the two defendants setting up the defence that there was no malicious intention. A verdict for the plain tiff- laniago jMO, I