T. BOWEN JONES & CO. p- We R*f) Solo Agent-in thi., district for the Colombo Brand Ceylon Tea. All our other Teas are T. B. J- own Wends. We hny no up-to-date" London blends blended by Modern Tea Blenders" who are sufficiently scientific to utilise in their blends Tea thfat and dirt sweepings of the Tea Gardens with ♦j-xbausted tea, leave-* collected from the slop basins of London Cuokshops and re-dried. The wore you think of it tho less you like it. A haul of the Londou Tea Blenders wan made last month, and brought before the magistrates; the full penalty incurred being over £ 36,000. Their teas made a goo<I brew. We buy none, we -ell uouo but what we can drink ourselves- Even onr Tea at 1-s. pcr Ih. is perfectly el-eau and sweet. Wo recommend liner teas smeh a, It*. oW. and 1-. 3d. STGAIIS i'HKAT'KR TH KVKR. T. BO WEN "JONES & CO.. 2., MARKET SQUARK, MERTHYR.
ANGLO-BAVARIAN PALE ALES AND STOUT. C\SK. BUTTLE. Stores- IV.naktm rtOAi >, CAttmrj-. A^-ut-G. M. & R. GUNSON, 66, High Street, Mhutuvk Tydfil. Agents in all Towns.
Business announcements. CLOTHING BEST AND CHEAPEST. ONE TRIAL is sufficient to prove the Superiority of MASTERS AND CO/S CLOTHING. Goods to Order on the Shortest Notice. PEUFECT FIT UUAl(ANTEKl). MASTERS AND COMPANY. XOTF. THE ADDRESSES :— 1, Market Square Buildings, MFRmjTYR 124 and 114, High Street, -n HIGHER MUSICAL EDUCATION. j Ai It. D. C. WILLIAMS, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, (Ex-student of the University College, Cardiff winner of the prize Cantata at the National Eisteddfod, 1892 and Assistant Master to Dr. JOSEPH PARRY) HAS the honour to announce that he has taken up his residence in Merthyr, and will be pleased to receive Pupils at 167, Plymouth Street, or visit them at their r< widened, and impart instruction in the follow- ing subject*PIANOFORTE, ORGAN, SINGING, and PRACTICAL COMPOSITION. Arrangements will also !>e made shortly to arrange WEEKLY CLASSES in Harmony, Counterpoint, Canon, Imitation, rnyup. and Orchestration. TERMS, which are moderate, may be had on application to Mr. WILLIAMS, c o Mr. J. M. WILLIAM*, 167, PLYMOUTH STREET, MERTIIYR. '.°- "Y Dclmig Goch a ddyrv gychwyn." JOHN LEWIS, Music Warehouse, PENYDARREN. MUSIC DEPARTMENT. MACHINE DEPARTMENT. • \N0S, AMERICAN OIIGANS.and all kinds of I Best and Largest STOCK of CYCLES in the MT'STCAL INSTRUMENTS on Easy Terms. District. INSTRUMENTS REPAIRED, Renovated, or SOLID-TYRE SAFETIES fi-otj3 L2 taken in Exchange. CUSHION-TV RE SAFETIES from £ 5 5s. —— PNEUMATIC TYRE SAFETIES from JB10 10a. TUNING by Yearly Contract or otherwise. District Sole AgenMorall the best Makers. iwrtll'MWr^ ml TUPF fnr Sole Agent for the GAVALIA SI1,WIN(! •WfXAL lNSntUMKNTo on HIRfc for MACHINE; Ikst Hand and Treadlo Machine in Concerts, &e, t|H, -y^orld • guaranteed to sew new calico 20 fold, Concerts, &c. the -AVorM guaranteed to sew new calico 20 fold, Largest Possible DISCOUNT allowed for Cash. moleskin 4 fold. ll lull fay you to eall and Inspect my Varied STOCK before gointj elsewhere. All GOODS DELIVERED FREE to any Fart, Y Gwir yn erbyn y byd." W. MORGAN DA VIES (LATE AT T. S. VA Y lES'), CLOTHIER, OUTFITTER, HATTER, &c., 115, HICH STREET, DOWLAIS, Has the Best Selections iu the Neighbourhood of Men's, Youths', and Boys' Suits. HATS, CAPS, TIES, COLLARS, CUFFS, HANDKERCHIEFS, SCARVES, &e., ke. THE NOTED SHOP FOR MEN S AND ROYS' MACKINTOSHES. TAILORING DEPARTMENT Suits Made to Measure From 25s. Trousers Made to Measure From 8s. 6d. NOTE THE Appbbss.— W. MORGAN DAVIES, 115, HIGH STREET (Bottom of Horse Street), DOWLAIS. 172 AND 118, HIGH STREET, DOWLAIS. J. S. DAVIES & CO., DRAPERS, CLOTHIERS, MILLINERS, AND WELSH FLANNEL MANUFACTURERS. INCANDESCENT GASLIGHT, Equal to the Electric Light, at One-seventh the Cost. SOLE AGENTS FOR MEirniYi; BOROUGH TMOS. THOMAS & SONS, IRONMONGERS, MERTHYR. u GRAM) EXTENSION OF PKEMISES. C II FLOORS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, AND SILVERSMITH, 49, roNTMOnLAts CIRITS, MERTHYR, l^EGS to thank his numerous customers and friends for their very kind patronage during the past nine ™ year; Py their support he has been enabled to extend his premises, and he nuw holds the BEST AND FIN EST SELECTED STOCK IN THE DISTRICT. t;U AMI sun TilE GI;AM> show or PLATE, CUTLEKY. MARBLE ANP UILT CLOCKS. BRONZES, Ac. GOLD AND SILVER. WATCHES OF THE NEWEST DESIGNS. EVERY WATCH WARRANTED. G01.11 AND t;a.n:n RINGS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. NOTE Side Door and Private Room for Wedding Ring Customers. Conn AND INSPECT Ot t: STOCK Bkkokk GOING ELSEWHERE. [2600 Books, Sermons, Pamphlets, Tracts, Magazines, Newspapers, Periodicals, and all General Work EXECUTED hi THE •TIMES" PRINTING COMPANY, MERTHYR. Educational. THE COURT GIRLS' SCHOOL, MERTHYR TYDFIL. PIUNC'II'AI. MISS EDWARDS. The course of instruction is preparatory for the Oxford or Cambridge Local Examinations, and the whole school is examined once a year by a University Graduate nominated by th", ,tltlth Wales University College. The School will re-open Tuesday, Jamuuy 22, 1895. Prosjiectus, with terms, etc., may be had on applica- tion to Miss Edwards. 154-66 SCHOOL OF MUSIC. MISS POLLIE JONES, Associate of the London College of,- Music, Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, GIVES LESSONS ON THE PIAXOFORTECTHEOHY, HARMONY. Pupils prepared for Local Musical Examinations. Prospectus m<($be had oti application AliERDAItE JtNCT. WHTlhlf EVERY 1'UESDAT. ADDRESS 46, RAILWAY TERRACE, MERTHYR. MERTHYR HIGH SCHOOL PRIMROSE HILL. Master: Mr. HARRY DEWDNEY, B.A. Second Master Mr. E. R. WHALLEY, B.A., Durham. Drawing Master, Mr. G. HARRIS, A.C.T. Singing Master, Mr. TOM PRICE, G.L. School houra from 9.30. SOUXD PRACTICAL EDUCATION in all usual English subjects. Special attention to Mathe- matics, French and Drawing. Pupils prepared for Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations. Prelim- inary Medicine and Law College of Preceptors, &c Drill. Games. Boarder-vacancies for next term tJF Y now be tilled. Private Address 5, COCRTLAND TERRACE. auctioneers, &c. J. LL. ATKINS, F.A.I., AUCTIONEER, VALUER, ACCOUNTANT, and GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT. Offices: Geliyfaelog Cottage and 20, Upper Union- Street, Dowlaia. Agent for the Liverpool, London, a.nd Globe Insur- ance Co., the United Kingdom Temperance .and Provident Institution, and the Ocean Railway Acci- dent Co. Also for the White Star Inman, and American Steamship Companies. DAVID EVANS, ACCOUNTANT AND AUCTIONEER, 51, Gwaelodygarth Terrace, i MERTHYR. ENGLISH AND WELSH SALES ATTENDED. EVAN LEWIS, AUCTIONEER, 41, MARY STREET, DOWLAIS, Is open to conduct Sales in any part of the Princi- pality in both English and Welsh. TERMS: Strictly Moderate and Prompt Settle- )ucnt". PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT!! George Griffiths Jones, (For more than twenty years Clerk to Messrs, Frank James and Sons, Solicitois, at Aberdare and Merthyr) begs to inform his friends and the public generally that be will shortly commence the business of an AUCTIONEER, VALUER, AUDITOR, Accountant an Estate and House Agent And he hopes that by careful and prompt attention to all matters which may be entrusted to him to merit their kind patronage and support. ADDRESS 50, Gloucester Street, Aberdare. JOHN F. SEAL, AUCTIONEER AND HOUSE AGENT. BEGS respectfully to thank hih numerous patrons and the public generally for their liberal patronage during the past seven 'years, and trusts by continued attention to business to still merit their confidence and Mipjiort. JIOCSE PROPERTY sold bv Auction or Private Treaty. Sales of FUR-STfC'RE. Ac. effected. VALUATIONS for MORTGAGE, PROBATE, kc. COLLECTION OF RENTS. .1. F. S. gives special attention to this branch of his business, and at present is favoured with the COLLECTION OF OVER 500 HOUSES. Ow ners will save much )>ersonal trouble by placing their Properties in J. F. S.'s hands, besides finding their nett incomes much increased. N.B.—Appointed to Levy Distresses for Rent. Unsolicited testimonials. OFFICE 5, CASTLE STREET, MERTHYR. 12818. _0 business announcements. THOMAS DIX, CAB PROPRIETOR, BELLE VUE, ABERDARE. BROUGHAMS, CABS, DOG CARTS, GIGS, AND BRAKES Of all descriptions on shortest notice. Wedding Carriages kept in Stock, Special Terms for Pic-nies. Small or Large Parties can be accommodated. NOAKES' THEATRE, MARKET J*LACE. ABERDARE. GREAT ATTRACTIONS NIGHTLY. COME EARLY TO SECURE SEATS. CHANGE OF L'KOGRAMME EVERY NIGHT. liOOK OUT FOR THE DAY lULLS. Ask your friends what they think of it. Costly Dresses and Scenery. POPULAR PRICE. MIND AND COME EARLY. TRUSSES (Rum-RE).— The Link Shell Truss is the greatest invention of modern times. Dr. Phelin, the eminent physician, writing to the Lan<tt, says. "It is a truss which I always advise patients to It will in very many cases be found an effectual eme." LanNt, says on August 4th, 1S94-— "It is an efticieiit truss for a, cure." oil jillic 30th, 189t—"It is the most comfortable and secure truss." JIcdieul Tium and Hospital Oazcttc, says— It is a sure protection against further prolapse and cures." Edinburgh Mcdtcul Jovraal says—" It suits exceedingly well for a radical cure. Jvnnlixh Sports says—"It is the only truss that can be worn by athletes competing in races, when suffering from rupture. (Lord Kinnairdand Dr. lunier contributed.) Worn by the late Sir Andrew Clarke, M.D. Awarded 19 Gold Medals. Worn by 688 Medical Men. one from the Link Shell Ti:u.=h Co., 171 Wardour Street, London, W. As a safe, permanent, Rixl warranted cure for Pimples, S'jrofuLi, Scurvy, Bad heirs Skin antl Blood Disease?, and Sore of all kinds, we eon with ccniideneo recommend CI.AIIKI;'K VYOHLD-FAMED BLOOD Mixtckk. Sold by Chemists every- where. These tiny CAPSULES ;lrc ,upcrior to Habam of KHvyffV/vA Copaiba, Cubebs or Injections KwJUttVB and cure in 48 hours the the inconvctiicnco. 4/6 of ¡,It W/ll Cii'. !)in,U. Or post WIMOX (O., Business announcements. AUTUMN AND WINTER, 1894. J. M. EDWARDS, "•yiCTORIA. JJOUSE, 3ó, VICTORIA gTREET, DOWLAIS, HAS CHOICE ASSORTMENT Of THE LATEST AUTUMN AND WINTER NOVELTIES, INCI.rpING FURS, MANTLES, JACKETS, MILLINERY, DRESS MATERIALS, LADIES' AND CHILDREN S OUTFITS, kc. UNDERCiiH'HlXC, GLOVES, HOSIERY. GENTLEMEN S SUITS MADE TO ORDER. J. R. LL. ATKINS, :10 & 21, UPPER UNION STREET, (OPPOSITE THB FARISf! UNDERTAKER AND COMPLETE FUNERAL FURNISHER. AN EFFICIENT STAFF OF WORKMEN KEPT. ORDERS EXECUTED SAT THE SHORTEST NOTICE. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Brdneli ORibc-26, PLANTATION STREET, PENYDARREN, where orders are also received. Price Lists fur HEARSES. SHELLIBEERS, COACHES, &c., may be had en Application to the above Addresses. NOTE -All kitttjs of W 11 ATHS and CROSSES kefJt ou the Premises also HYERY EQUIPMENT F(m IT'NERALS. V BABIES' LIVES ARE SAVED BY USING REEkSi IION Oll-) FOR INFANTS, c MALTED AND COOKED- The most perfect institute for Mothers' Milk, therefore the best Food for Infants. YOUR-BABY SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION. Tins 6d. and Is. each. A REAL BLESSING jO MOTHERS Depend npon it Mothers it will give rest to your selves, and relief and health to your Babies. R E IE S ¡ COOLINC AND SOOTHING POWDERS REES* 1 KOK infants. INFANTS' PRESERVATIVE. ¡ No Mother should be without ii. Jicv one tfose the child The best and safest Medk-ino for Wind, Gripes, Tits. ¡ Lccomcs as» briirlu'af Juutton. Audity, Restlessness, «tc. ¡ PRICE h lid. TRICE 1". Ud. Any of the above Remedies will be sent Post Free, from the Proprietor, on receipt of P.O. or Stamps. ntETAKED ONLY BY R. P. REES, Dispensing Chemist (BY EXAMINATION), 177, HIGH STREET, DOWLAIS. THE LAHGEST FURNISHING STonES IN THE PRINCIPALITY. THE UNIVERSAL FURNISHING STORES, I Temple Buildings, Union Street, Dowlais, Are the cheapest as well as the largest in the district for all kiuds of FURNITURE, BEDDING, CARPETS, LINOLEUMS, PIANOS, Ac. EVERY REQUIREMENT FOR COTTAGE OR MANSION. Immense Showrooms stocked with Household Goods of every description, at prices! which defy competition. ( INSPECTION IS RESPECTFULLY INVITED, ALL GOODS DELIVERED FREE. ESTABLISHED 1S64. W. R. ( O HEN, PAWNBROKER, OUTFITTER, & JEWELLER, The Furniture Depot," (Opposite the Post Office), 93, Pontmorlais, Merthyr. l W "R COHEN for Xcw aud Second-hand Guinea C,oM Weddio? Kin-s, Kcn>cr?, l»rcss, SiLt.ct, and l" Silver Eiu-S <cc. W. R. COHEN for New and Second-hand Watchc?, Gold and Silver dmiu; Ac, I AV. 1?. COHEN for WGll-=ea«°»c<I Household KuiDilurc. Millpuff aud Feather Dcd«, and Aiii<-ri'ati Oi-^aus, 4c. Furniture ^iold for Cusb, or by AVccklv Payments 011 the liirp )'ul'(,ha¡;c Sygtctu. bide Knti-ance and Private Uooma for AVcdiliu^ Kin- and llcd-e Customers. MUSICALLY IMPORTANT. i M11. E D W A R D L A \V R A C E, I J'KOFESSOU OF MUSIC. ¡ Of the celebrated Conwrvatomnu of Music, Leipzig, Honorary Organist Cliri^t Cliurcii„Cvf;vvlbfe. (ormerlr (for many years) the Organist and Cbotr-master of St. David s Church, Merthyr, HomSurv Load 'Examiner to tho. Koyal Collc^o of Muhic, .London, Councillor of the Incorporated J^ocie^of' Musicia-as, Ac. IS alv.-ay s happy to receive Anpp'iONAL Pltils for Pianoeokte, OHGAX, Hakmonium. Sivctng H^kmont and COMPOSITION LESSONS, &C.. MISS HILDBNHAGEN j (Niece to Mr. Edward I^vrance), continues to receive Young Pities, aud to prepare thorn it* later tuition under Mr. Edward Lawrance s personal care For Terms, which are Moderate, apply to Mr.' EdivArd Lawbaxce, Prof^sor of Music Tuauthkiv 2, CocbxiuVNH TEIIEACE, Meuthvh TVUHL. •' x BEST OF CLOTHS AND THE LATEST OF STVLES. IF YOU WANT YOUt I CLOTHES WELL MADE, t <;TVE YOUK UR.DERS To I1 THOMAS JONES, I AERON HOUSE, KOWLAIS. | BEST OF CLOTHE KEPT; SUITS MADE IN THE LATEST i-i'YLEH, AND A GOOD FIT GUARANTEED I I'R ICES MOD ERA 1E, AND DESPATCH SHOWN IN CARRYING OUT -ORDERS. t'Al^JU Ul'ON, OR WHITE TO THOMAS JONESy AERG;\ ITOli ^K, announcements MR, HARRY EVANS, A.R.C.O. CONDUCTOR DOWLAIS PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, GIVES LESSONS AT HIS OWN OR PUPIL'S RESIDENCE, IN Organ & Pianoforte Playing, Singing, Harmony, & Theory. Rhymnev and District vi.-ited every Wednesday. For TERMS, which are very Moderate, apply to BEETHOVEN HOUSE, DOWL AIS. Engagements accepted for Organ Recitals, Concerts, Eisteddlodau, &c. MANGE. AND ALL DISEASES OF THE SKIN IN HORSES, CATTLE, DOGS, CATS, &c., POSITIVELY CURED. The Lift of August :3rd rein;irk- It is gratifying to notice the decrease of Mange 9niong>>t our London Stables, and we understand thi^ is accounted for hy the us-c of the flange Liniment, manufactured by the City of London Veterinary Medicine Company of Perry Hill, Catford London." Price for Dogs, Cats, &c., 2 6 per Bottle, post free Horses, Cattle, &c., 11 0 per Gallon (jar included). M. L. WALTERS & Co.. WEST END STORES, ALMA STREET, DOWLAIS, ARE NOW RECEIVING WEEKLY CONSIGNMENTS of FRESH CARMARTHEN BUTTER, Of Unequalled Quality, Purity, and Freshness, which they are Retailing at rrices which Defy Competition. M. L. WALTERS & Co., ARE NOTED FOR THE SUPERIOR QUALITY OF THEIR GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, And they make every effurt to secure for their Customers the BEST GOODS ONLY, at IViecs which cannot be undersold, except at the expense of quality. £ ueine$0 announcements, i HEALTH. If yo-d want good health, you must have good digestion, and for au imparc-d digestion you can have nothing more pleasant and effective, tluin D. C. EVAN* BRO W N B R E A I). Try a thrce-half-penny loaf and judge f", >out>c!f. D. C. EVANS. HYGIENIC BAKERY. DOWLAIS. [152-201 DAVID GRIFFITHS, (For years Book-keeper to tLe Ebbw Yale Local | Board, and with the late firm of Messrs. James & Co., Solicitor, Merthyr, as Estate and General Clerk), begs to inform bis Friends and the Public that he 1 HAS COMMENCED BUSINESS AS AN ACCOUNTANT, AUDITOR, STOCK AND FIXTURE VALUER, HOrSE, ESTATE, AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT, and trusts that, by strict attention to all matters entrusted to bis care, to receive a sharp of the Public Fatrouage. Rents Collected, Valuations for Probate, &c. Moderate Charges and Prompt Settlements. OKETCE.—EXPRESS INN, HIGH STREET, PONTMORLAIS, MERTHYR TYDFIL. C. J. PRICE, Grocer, TREDEGAR. AGENT FOR ROGERS' CELEBRATED AK ALES AND STOUTS IN LL SIZE CASKS AT USUAL PRICES. W. & A. GILBEY'S WINES AND SPIRITS! JAMESON S WHISKY, HENNESSY S BRANDY. &c., &c. AGENT FOR KINMONDS HIGH-CLASS TABLE WATERS IN SYPHONS, &c. WEEKLY SUPPLIES OF THE FINEST WILTSHIRE BACON (PALE AND SMOKED). Cheddar, Cacrphillv, Gorgonzola, and other PRIME cheese. BUTTER SHIPPED DIRECT WEEKLY. MAZAWATTEE TEA AND COFFEE. I' C. J. PRICE, Ti edegar and Brithdir. MERTHYR TURKISH BATHS, I LOWER HIGH STREET. 1 AT "— "~e I I ¡ rrin: rr.-j •rietur iif tin.- above tti-hes to draw the j A l'U\,li.. attention to the L:M. t'uat the, biiths arc re- nowiied inr (1", cure of Rlieuuiati^. Sc-iatie-a. al1rl ail Culds and Alfeetiou# of the t'he^t. Jfmiiiiods of uu^iicited tests- niali can bcseoD at the 1:1, Turkisli Hatlicr? are admiiKvl jroui 9 a.tn. t-c 8.30 p.m.-Fir*i-cla<s Turkish, 2s. Steond- (witUont shampooing), Is. Warm U.iths, 6d. and 1«. fetvimniing' Baths. W. l.un>; r»AY Tl'KSL'AY. l'rcprietor 311'1 \V. Tool.. A F."r., Bkativi'i. Skin. — Sulpholinc Soap gives the natural tint and peaeh-likc Wooiu of a pen'net Complexion makes the Skin smooth, tuppie. healthy, coiriforiali!?. 6d. I' Tablets everywhere. Advt. N*BV8 Wobkv, ltrxnuKsmv.—Quinine the onh r(o?odN. t'rjuier's'' tt»iiiniiie and Iron dispels all rcr e tiouMe Mutl be Toper's Vu i,ic- I TIIK Tnm. The, ehcapcst way to make a baryain is to advertise your want iu the Tuna. Business announcements. Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. C'ratojan MR. ALDERMAN WILLIAMS. J.P., Gwadody garth, Merthyr Tydfil. LOANS ADVANCED IN SUMS FROM JSlOO TO £ 10,000. ASY Re-payments in 3 to 17 Years-favourable i I>«vlemptTerras—Utwi^t Secrecy—Iioafss on Buildings m Pi ogre s—No Management Charges. Sums received on deposit at Forr per Cfnt. per aimum. I'aterest jmyable half-yearly. For Particulars apply to Mr. PETER WILI JAMS, Secretary, Glelseland House, Mei Uiyr Tytlfil or do Local Agents throughout South Wales. GUOI'CV S A MARVELLOUS REMEDY J.ui.c .F0R COUGHS, COLDS, BRON- CHITIS. INFLUENZA 10UGH -,v. ASTUMA &c u Jieii other thing'.i fail, get a bottle, take according to directions, and B frieids. its wonderful power to your 4 • fneDCb. In Bottles, Is. l^d and 2s. 9d. FopTTS^T^ivers^LY^MIWED^o .-5 BE TH],: y U-EisX AXD BESX Contain no Opium nor anything INFANT^' injurious to the youngest babe. For M Teething, Fits, Measlep., Scarlatina, and other ailments, they arc a sure POWDERS an(^ certain specific. A mother's best help and comfort. IX PACKETS, Is. ljd. E-\0tf. Note.—Read the remarkable and interesting testi- monials around t ach packet and bottle. GEORGE'S POW DERS AND BALSAM are sold everywhere. Manufactory: -PENTRE, RHONDD \'ALLEY GLAMORGANSHIRE. 145 R. J. HEATH & SONS, CARDIFF, PONTYPRIDD, AND LONDON PIANOFORTE k ORGAN MERCHANTS. (From South Wales baily Xcws, 9th January, 1894.) "VKUXK-TO) Nixk H i-i). "-Under this title Messrx. R. J. Heath and Sons. Queen-Street, Cardiff, pianoforte makers, organ builders, and music ware- housemen, have collected an imposing army of testi- monials and Press opinions relating to the quality of the musical instruments supplied by them. The tirm is so we'll known in Cardiff, and. indeed, throughout South Wales and the West of England, that it is hardly necessary here to dwell u|x>n its influence and command- ing position. This collection of testimonials serves, however, to do something more than to certify to the excellence of tiiu instruments furnished by Messrs. Heath and Sons. It shows, in a sense, how steady is the growth among the general public of a desire for a knowledge of inusie, and how increasingly numerous, even in the homes of the woikiug classes, are pianos, organs, and harmoniums The great majority of the letters in this list- relate to pianos, and while many of them have reference to most costly instruments, con- taining all the latest improvements, supplied to the well-to-do, the greater numhcr relate to serviceable instruments puichased for the homes of the wage-earn- ing portion of the community. This growing' love for so refining an art as music is a most favourable sign. For though iu the Principality itiu,ic has for genera- tions been the chief recreation of the people, it has for the most part been choral music in connection with churches and chapels that has occupied attention. Instrumental music is now, however, receiving its fair share of attention, and all those in true sympathy with the art mu-t trust that the movement will go steadily onward. These testimonials hal(o been received from every (quarter of the Principality, while not a few come from other portions of the United Kingdom, and "omc from South America, India, and other distant countries. All speak most favourably of Messrs. Heath's business methodsas well as of their iustrumcu Us. K. J. HKATiFAXJ) SONS INVITE INSPECTION. FULL ILLUSTRATED LIST AND VERDICT POST FREE. PRINTING PRINTING PRINTING • For nil "i' Printing, cxccutcd in thr 1 yi Slyk, tllld at Mudcr ate Pricc-s, go to the "TIMES" PRINTING I COMPANY, John-Street, MERTHYR.