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ONE FARTHING I' PER WORD PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. Advertisements can be inserted under the following headings at a Farthing per Word. Name and address counted, and odd farth- ings not charged. Three consecutive insertions for one and a half times the price of one. Six consecutive insertions for twice the price of one. Thus Words. Once. Three times. Six times. 22 3,0.. 4id. 6d. IS lijd. 63d. 9d. 24 td 9d. Is. This Sjale does not apply to trade advertise- ments or public notices. Stamps may be sent in payment, half-penny stamps preferably. Cheques, Postal and Pest-office Orders should be crossed, and made payable to Mr. D. WATKIN THOMAS. Advertisements are received at the follow- ing places — CHIEF OFFICE:-— "EVENING EXPRESS" OFFICES, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. "Express Office, Tredegar-place Newport. "Express" Office, Castle-street Swansea. "Express"' Office, Victoria-street Merthyr. "Express" Office, 4a, Taff-street.Pontypridd. Advertisers are Cautioned that Postmasters aNI Not Allured to Deliver Letters Ad ireased to Initial) or Fictitious N-unea at ar-y Pm-cftlce. Letters ad- dressed to Init.i9.lg or Fictitious Names must tear the address of the advertiser or one of the cfficet of the Western Mail
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS. BIRTHS. PRO^SER.—On the 1st January, at 145. Clifton- street, lloath. Cardiff, the wife of Walter Proeser, of a daughter. MARRIAGE. ROLLINGSHEAD—MELHUISH.—On New Year's Day. at St. John's Church, Cardiff, by the Rev. J. W. Wart, Marriott, eldest son of Mr. George Hollingshead Grocer, Ca.tha.vs, to Louise Heine Me'.huish, eldest daughter of Mrs. A. G. Stacey, Pontypridd.
RABBITS FOR SALE. Young Rabbits for Rale; breed.—Emrwre Oyster Saloon, 3, Frederick-street, Cardiff. e8726i8 Pn8f MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. Wanted, a Medium Second-hand Iron Safe.—Apnly Davit's. 14, Richards-terrace, Cardiff. e8703i4 -u rfh DANCING. Dancing Taucht: select classes or private lessons. •^2^CartlejTOud^comei^fewportiroad^e87i3i^^ v MUSICAL. Piano, Trichcrd Cottage; cheap; must 111'.11.-54, Pimn^ejcnd. Cardiff. e871416 v DOGS. Retriever Bitch for Rale; cheap; 110 use to owner. 172, Croddock.r,treet, Rherside, Cardiff. c8712t6 SCHOLASTIC 2, lluuUi; School ior (Uri* amd ■A'ne- nara-tcrv Class for Boys —Principals, The Misses Kvui. e8707il3 o—^——■——i——————1 LOST AND FOUND. ]j li'.vj- the Infirmary, a Puree containing a Money Order ar* Soma Money.—Finder will bo rewarded on rt-turninr it to the Central Police Stahrn. 8728i4 HOUSE.KEEPERS. Wanted, Engagement, superior Working House- kec|xr, to One Oputleirif.n or fAldy; aercl 32.—Miss K.. 14, Nottingham-street, Qaaton, Cardiff. 8702i4 CANARIES FOR SALE. New Year's Gift, Grand Hartz Mountain Roller, Day snd Gne-Vght; "Songstress, 7s. Cd. Singing Cocks, 60< aJso Y, rkshire and Norwich.—Baker, Frederick- stnet, Cardiff Established 1880. 8721i7 BICYCLES. Ifew Cycle Lock, with Key, Post Free Six Stamps; Repairs. Plating, and Stove Ename*ling promptly and cheaply at trade prices; no job too difficult, none too small.—Morris Bros., Pontypridd. el947 MISCELLANEOUS. Is Your Watch Wrong? The Best and Cheapest Shop in Cardiff for the Repair of Watches of every description, English or Foreign, is 38, Castle Arcade (third shop from Castle-street), by James Keir. for ten years with Mr. Spiridion. Clocks and Musio Boxe^C3ean«^andRepaired^e420^^ MISCELLANEOUS SALES. Oysters, Oysters, Oysters, are cheaper.—Fresh East Rivers and Blue Paints from 6d. Dozen at Empire Oyster Saloon, 3, Frederick-street, Cardiff. c8727i3 1,000 Business Cards, MemoT'1Lndl1IJIB, 01' Bi11hea.ds, Is.; 10,000 Useful Handbills, 8s. 6d. samples free.- Jfisher and Co., Machine Printers, Broadmead. Bris- iol. e4419 MONET. Those in Want of Cash are Recommended to Apply to the Provincial Union Bank, 1. Queen-square, Bristol, or to the District Agent, E. W. Weber. 3, Working-street, Cardiff. e4550 5E MONEY BORROWING. Mewrs. WALLACE and CO., QUEIN STREET. CARDIFF, Make Monetary Advances to all Classes at the lowest rate of interest. Sureties are not necessary. Harmful and objectionable inquiries are not made. All transactions conducted in a business-like and equitable manner. N.B.—Entrance first door at side. e8304d APARTMENTS. APARTMENTS WANTEP. -n- Young Married Lady Requires Board and Apart- ments 10 Mumbles Neighbourhood.—Particulars and inclusive terms E 59, Western Mail Office, Car- diff. 722i4 Gentleman and Wife require Apartments npar St7 Jol.n's-sqtiare, modern conveniences.—E 85, Wpstern Mail. Cardiff. e8715i7 APARTMENTS TO LET To Let, Furnished Apartments for Two or Three GmUemen hot and cold bath, no children.—Apply No. 12, Alfred-street, Roath Park. e8709i2 Comfortable Homely Lodgings Wanted by Young Man. Roath or Cathays: bath, and btate terms.—E 81, Express Office, Cardiff. e8716il To be Let, Eight-rcomed House, near Corporation Baths.—Apply Post-office. Adam-street, Cardiff. ei6 Lodgings.—Mr. and Mrs. Rawei, "New Zealand Evangelists," who are leaving Cardiff, recommend very c comfortable Apartments. 19, Craddc-ck-afreet, Cardiff. e3698i3 Respectable Aparttnents, with use of piano, Wanted bv Young Man.—Apply, stating terms. Ac., to D 11, Express Office, Cardiff. e4927 Board and Residence Offered to One or Two Young Gentlemen in a well-appo'nted House, facing Roath Park; terms moderate.—Address F 4, Western Mail, Cardiff. 42144 Well-fttrni»hed Apartments to Let.—Apply 56, teauchamp-street, Riverside. CardifT 996i8 Front Furnished Apartments in Kincraig-street, for ste.'idv Gentleman dining out; refe- rences bath.—Address E 75, Western Mail. Car- diff. 78*^6 50, Plasturton-aveaue, off Othedral-rond, I Comfortable Rooms for Gettlemau or Two Friends; hot f nd cold bath. 7B3i6 Ci>m*oitably Furnished Apartments toO LE-t Durn. mies-place piano and every conveniences.—Adilress 45. Western Mail, Cardiff. 656i4_ Apartments for a Gentleman in Well-appointed Hcut'c, Cathodral-road.—Apply E 47, Western M-vil, Cardiff. 064i4__ 33, Charles-street, Cardiff.—First-class Apartments Now Vacant; good cooking and attendance; bath- iteom no children near stations, trams. ft57i4 /urnished Sitting an.l Bed Room to Let; hot and t)ld bath.—16, Cogan-terrace, Senghenydd-rond. C;U- ays, Onrdiff. fcf>Vi4_ 30. Glynrhondda^street, Cardiff.—Well-furnished Front baths; near college, town. Stations no children; good oooking and attendance yiM moderate. 609i3 _Pe»»:cb.—Lstisdowne Private Hotel; extciwre Channel view; superior accommotlafcion; moderate i terms to penuweat raddentb [4703d AGENTS, TRAVELLERS. Wanted, Help.—Reliable Men in every locality (local or travelling) to introduce a new discovery and keep our show cards and advertising matter distri- buted throughout town and country. Steady em. ployment. Commission or Salary B10 per month, and expenses up to 10s. 6d. per day. Money deposited with bankers when started.—For particulars write to the World Medical Electric Company, Temple- chambers. London, E.C. e4691 SHOP ASSISTANTS. SHOP ASSISTANTS WANTED. Grocery.—Wanted, rn active Young Man quick and obliging personal application preferred.—Pugh, 144, Castle-road, Cardiff. 991i4 Drapery.—Wanted, an experienced Young Man. Also good Junior for Hosiery; must speak Welsh.— Apply, stating experience, salary, and age, Thos. Yorath, Swansea. 94117 Grocery Trade.—Improver or Jrnior Wanted at once; agej about 18.—Apply 344, Cowbridge-rr.ad, Cardiff. 929i3 To Grocers' Assistants.—Gcod Junior Required, Accustomed Soliciting; salary B26. indoors. Also Young Man for Delivering Bread.—Alfred Nicholas, Maesteg. 865j3 Drapery.—Wanted immediately, a Young Lady as Saleswoman Welsh.—Apply to L. B. Lewis, Morris- ton, Swansea. 85li7 Bcot Trade.—Wanted, a competent, steady Mar- ried Man to Take Sole Charge of a Branr'i Establish- ment, and live on the premises must be conversant in Welsh.—Apply, with references and wages required, to D. Jo,}\s and Co., Boot Manufacturers, Aber- dare. 810i6 C'loUrng.—Wanted, an experienced Assistant at once: live out.-Apply D. Jones and Co., College- street. Swansea. 824i2 Wanted, smart, pushing Man to Manage Retail Com. Fruit, snd Potato Stores: none need apply ,I unless thoroughly understands the same; good cha- racter and security required.—Address E 51, Western Mail, (Urdiff. 788i4_ Boot Trade.—Wanted, smart Youth as Aslant.— Stead and Simpson (limited), 119, St. Mary-street, Ct. I dí It 792-16 Wanted, respectable Young Person for Fancy and Jewellerv; outdoors.—Address E 64, Western Mail, C'crd'ff. 76316 Grocery.—Wanted, smart Young Man, 17 to 20, for Warehouse and Delivering; no stable work; must know the work.—Give references and state wages (indoors), Thomas and Evans, Forth. 685i'l To Butchers.—Wanted, Young Man to Manege Branch Shop; must have good references.—Hawkins, Tredegar. 71314 Pegler has Openings for Three or Four smart Welsh Juniors and Assistants.—Apply, stating full particu- lars, Pegler and Son, Pontypool. 672i4 Tea Trade.—Two sharp Juniors, also Three good Improvers, Wanted; accustomed to soliciting; speak' Welsh —State age, salary, references, and when disen- gaged, Beehive Tea Company, Porth, Glam. 621i3 Tea Trade.—Experienced Branch Shop Manager, with Security, Wa lied speak Welsh; total abstainer. —Sttite age, salary, references, when disengaged, and if married or single, Beehive Tea Company, Porth, Glam. 62Oi3 Wanted immediately, an Assistant; well up in furnishing; Welsh indispensable.—Preece, Iron- monger, Porth. 57713 MISCELLANEOUS SITUATIONS. SITUATIONS VACANT. Porter Wanted; one who understands shop duties and window cleaning; must have good references- Apply, nine a.m., Jacobus, St. Mary-street, Car- diff e87F3i7 Waited a Winter's Work, hedging and ditching, wire fencing, dry-walling, on estate or farm; dis- tance DO object.—Address, Lewis, 46, Cornmcreial- street, Mountain Ash 725i8 Bookbinder-—Gor>d General Forwarder and Finisher Wanted.—Apply 79, Killigrow-street, Falmouth. ei13 Sawyer.—Wonted, a Man to Work Circular Saw Ber.chies; cxmstant employment for a thoroughly prrclical person.—State wagee ChtKt Jenkins and Son, Timber Merchants, Bridgend. e4995 To Tailors.—Wantetl, Single Garments Made Up; sample of work required.-State prices by letter, "Cutter," 104, Paget-street, Grangetown, Cardiff. e8704il Wanted immedMfcely, t Well-edticated, Ladyteke Girl; good canvasser; references required.—Address E 78, Evening Express Office, Cardiff. e8 705i2 f<aspectable Boy for l»rge Kish and Ftuit Businees; able to solicit.—Apply, in own hand- writing, to E 63, Evening Express, Cardiff. e870li4 To Butchers.—Wilted, a smart, active Young Man as Second.—Apply 56, High-street, Newport. [101 li4 Wanted, an energetic and competent Young Man tJ Take Sole Charge of Hairdres.-sing Establishment if a rising town salary and part profit.—Address B 7, Western Mail Office, Cardiff. 42148 Grocers' Haulier Wanted (IndoorB): permanf-nt cituation one accustomed to the work.—State parti- culars, personal application preferred, R. Jeremiah, New Tredegar. S75i4 Wanted immediately, a steady Young Man ae Butcher's Assistant; from 16 to 18 years of age; must be total abstainer and have good references.— Apply E. David, 43, Vere-street, Oadoxton-Bany.^ -Watch andClook Jobber.—Wwted" experienced Hand for Front Shop; must have good references.— E 96, Weetem Mail, Cardiff. 952i7 Wanted, Shoeing Smith (Doorman); over 30 pre- ffrred; only good men need apply; permanency.— F. Tonar, V.S., Oircue Mews, Bath. 924i3 To Butchers.—Wanted, Man, about 20; good scholar; live in.—Apply W. Davies, 1, George-street, Merthyr. 80416 Men, Youtbs.-All Classes Requiring Any Employ- ment write at once situation guide free busy time hundreds suited, don't delay.—1Twiner and Co., Box 113. 112, Newington-causeway, London. Men late Army, Navy, also write. 886i7 A Salary of 12s. 6d. to 25s. per week can be Earned in Spare Hours or Evenings, by Either Sex, anywhere. -Proof sent free to anyone sending addressed envelope, in own handwriting, to T. Smith and Co. (Dept. Q.), 79, St. Helen's-gardens, North Kensington, London, W. ?_ L12662 Smart Lad Wanted in Wholesale Provision Ware- house, Cardiff; wages 10s. per week; good refe- rences.—Address E 86, Western Mail, Cardiff. [87Ci3 to Butchers.—EMtmans (Limited), Merthyr, Re- quire steady Man as Slaughterman and See to Horse. -Apply, with particulars, as above. 8C5i2 Coach Paintere —Wanted, steady Man for Business Traps and Assist with Best Work; constancy.—Apply Samuel Probert, Coach Builder, Abergavenny. SQHib Butchets.—Wanted, an Assistant; able to slaughter and serve in shop; indoors.-State wages, references, Thomas, Butcher, Llwynypia. 744il Grocery.—Wanted immediately, Haulier and Ware- he useman; Welsh; good references; total abstainer preferred.—Apply J. p. Williams, Welsh Market, Ton, Pentre. 746i4 Win Docker, Sausage Manufacturer, 28, Clifton- street, Cardiff, Has a Vacancy for an Apprentice to Leant Pork Butchering throughout; premium re- quired. 724i4 To Pork at once, Young Man well up in all branches; good wages to suitable man; good references required —Russell, Swansea. 639i3 To"Colliers and Repairei-s.—Wanted, Colliers and Repairers.—Apply George, Drym Colliery, Onllwyn, or Sir. George, Llf.nsamlet. 634-13 Bakem and C-onfeettonexe. -Wanted at once, a steady Young Man as Second or Third: well up in brpad and smalls —Apply, with references, to Jones and Rees. Victona, Mon. 568i3 Wanted at once, smart Lad for Kitchen and Skittle Alley; also sharp Lad for Billiard-room.—Craddock Hotel, Cardiff. 993i4 Wanted, a respectable Ycung Man, about 18, as Under Boots.—Address Head Boots, Bush Hotel, Swan- sea. 940i3 Wanted, Billiard-marker: must make himself gene- rally useful.—Apply, personally, Ship Hotel, Docks, Newport, Mon. 935i3 Under Boots Wanted: one accustomed to hotel work; good reference.—Apply Head Boots, Bush Hotel, Merthyr. 945i3 Wanted, Man, with Knowledge Kitchen Carrjen, Able to Milk, and Make Himself Generally UFefuL- Apply Peek Hotel, Llandrindod. 850i7 Wanted, a Young Man as Coachman and Make Himself Generally Useful; good references.—Apply Commercial Hotel, Femdale. 839i2 Wanted, expeirenced Kitchen Porter —Apply, with references, Exchange Restaurant, Cardiff. 42096 Waited, respectable Lad, Willing to Make Himself Generally Useful; aged 16; to live indoors.— Neville Hotel. Clare-road, Saltmead, Cardiff. [12 "Required, Single Man, as Booht and Cellarman.— Altio "expectable I tid as Billiard marker.—Apply Tredegar Arms, High-street. Newport., Mon. 731i4 Young Man.—Wanted, respectable Young Man as General Helper in First-claw* Restaurant business closed on Sundays; send photo.—Apply 164, Com- mercial-street, Newport. 611i3 SITUATIONS WANTED- Wanted, Situation as Porter age 33; abstainer ten years' character.—Apply, Smith, 13, Richard-street, Cardiff. e8599 Printers—Situation Wanted by a steady Young Man (21), non-Society; flret-cliue modem iobber and all round machinist (gas. steam, w electric), stereo- type,-—State terms Jobber, Western Mail, Swan- sea. 1010i8 To Bakers and Confectioners.—Situation Wanted by First-class Foreman; accustomed to machinery and different kinds of ovens.—Attwell, Kingswood. Bris- tol. ""Bakers.—Good, All-round Hand Seeks Situation, First, Single, or good Second outdoois.—^Edworthy, 91, High-strict, Rhymney. Hoise, Trofley, and Man to Let for Hire Two Days « Week.—Address E 67. WesternjCtafdiff. 734i6 ~Bakere7TJonfecti)nei-s.— Situation Wanted by good, All-rct-nd Workmim: four years' gc-od references; understands hot plate goods; married.—Froke, Trosnant. Pontypoo1. 55(112 Coachman thoroughly understands the management of horses; married: »bsfcv:.n':r; 14 years' excellent character from present employer (the Lord Bishop ol G'cucester).—Apply J Williams, The Palace, Glouces- ter. 9191. Man Seeks Situation a* Gardener; understands vines, tomatoes, c.ucumliera, melons, greenhouse, flower, kitchcn givi-de 11.—Apply Matthews, Penygroee Cc.tfge, Whitchurch^ Oafdiff: "Wfinted, Situation with Thoroughbred or Hsckney Sitiiiion; accustomed to brood mares and handling young stock; higUest rcfeffouce.—E ea. Western Mail, i CwiiA 80517 NURSEMAIDS, SERVANTS, AND BARMAIDS. SERVANTS WANTEB. Wanted, a good Cook, Willing to Astiiat in House- work housemaid and boy kept.—Apply Tatham Thompson, 24, Windsor-place, Cardiff. e8722i3 Wanted respectable Strong Girl as House Aid.—Mrs. Colle, Llanishen. e8718i7 Wanted at once, a Good Girl as General Servant; on) about 16 or 17 years of age; one from the cot ntry preferred, and also an orphan no children, and a good lionte offeired to a jwpectable giifr— Apply Miu. Gough, No. 21, ComwaJl-road, Saltmead, road, Cardiff. <;8706i2 Wanted, a good Cook, Wiling to Assist in House- work: housemaid and boy kept.—Apply Tatham rhr>mrx?on, 24, Windsor-place, Cardiff. e87C0il Wanted, for Small Family, Two Sisters or Friends— Cne good Plain Cook (who can Bake Bread), Other as HOUMC Parlourmaid good waitress and quick; untler- stand lamps and silver.—Apply, with full particulars, to Matron, Western Mail, Cardiff. 4?131 Wanted, for 1- Small Family. near Cardiff, a good Plain Cook must be able to bake bread.—Write, with references and vages required, to C J., 23, Western Mail, Cardiff. 42132 Gcod House-Parlourmaid Wanted by January 7th; must thoroughly understand her duties; lamps only two in family;"all found, but beer.—Write, with full particulars, wag 23, and references, to A. C., 25, Western Mail, Cardiff, 42133 Wanted, good General, Able to do Plain Cooking.— Apply 7, Church-avenue, Penarth. 956i8 A Young General Servant Wanted.—Apply 31, Oak- field-street, Cardiff. 96li4 Wanted, experienced Welsh Nurse for Country"; al-t.ut 30; Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, or Pem- brokeshire girl preferred.—Mrs. E. Bowen, Troedy- raur, Newcastle-Emlyn, S. Wales. 3'<'] 18 Wanted, a. good Cook. Witting to Assist in House- work housemaid and boy kept.—Apply Tatham Th( mpson, 24, Windso.- placf, Cardiff. 958i4 Wanted, General Servant; fble to do plain coof ing.—Apply 190, Bute-road, Cardiff. 98818 Wanted, good General Servant; able to cook- well; another girl kept.-Apply, between Seven and Eight. p.m., Mrs. Rees, 10, Ninian-road, Roath Pa.rk, Car- diff. 99Oi8 Wanted at (.nee, good General Servant; good wages to suitable person.—Apply Erlesinere, Cathedral-road (two doors from Hamilton-street), Cardiff. 1018i4 Wanted, at Penarth, good General Servant; hou*e" maid kept; no washing.—Apply 1, Marine-parade, Penarth. or 30, Park-place, Cardiff. IC25i4 General Servant Wanted; aged about 18; good reference requited; three children in family; com- fortable home—Apply 9, Rosehill-ten-ace; Swan- sea. 1021i8 Wanted immediately, Housemaid; country pre- ferred.—Apply, with references, between Six and Eight, o'clock, Ct:lverlard8, Penarth. 386i3 Stetm Laundry.—Shirt, Body Linen, and Finerv Irocers Waated at once; constant work.—Apply W. E. Vaughan and Co. (Limited), Llandaff-road, Car- diff. 885)3 W&nted, General Servaiit; housemaid kept.—Apply Mrs. Corrley, The Grange, Stow Park, Xewport. 936i7 Wanted, a good General Servant to Assist in WaiF- ing.-Apply L. R., Western Mail, Newport. 937-7 Wanted at once, General Servant, with good cha- racter two in fr.,mily,-Address, by letter, Picard, Llandaff. 883i3 WanUrl, thoroughlv-respecteble Girl as Nurse to or"u Child, four years; good needlewoman; aocustomed to children.—Mrs. de Mattoe, Dynas Powis, Car- diff. 88413 "Wanted, a good Cook.—-Apply Mrs. W. Hibbert, Per.-v-lan, Cardiff. S71i7 Waited. Hbuae-Partounnadd; moderate wages.— Apply, stating wages, references, to Mrs. Sampson, Bryngwili, Pontardulaiis. 866i7 Wanted immediately, goo-1 Plain Cook parlourmaid, hoveemaid, and nurse kept.-Applv, stating age, wages, and references, to Mrs. F. James, Penydarren House, Merthyr Tydfil. 42110 Wanted, good General Servant; also Girl to Assist bv Day.—Apply, firet, 48, Bi-oadway, Cardiff. 874i3 P. Waited, Jocuttrv lith, an experienced General Servant; aged about 23 small family; wages E13. —Apply, with reference, Mrs. Jones, Gladstone House, Porth. RhondcJa. 9fXJi3 "Wanted, respectable, strong Girl as Nursemaid.— Mrs. Colle, Llanishen. 904i7 Wanted, a General Servant.—Apply No. 6, Gold- street., Roa/th, after six o'clock. 88717 Wanted immediately, for Cardiff, Young Geueral Servant ir. Small Family.—Address, with reference, to E 80, Western Mail, Cardiff. 888i7 Wanted, Gook-Geceral; r,lso Housemaid; good references indispensable.—Apply Mrs. England, 33, Ft-rk-place, Oai dirt. 42121 Wanted, House-Parlourmaid for the Country; assis- tance given; references required.—Address Mrs. J. S. Co:bett. JutT., Cogan Pill, Penarth, Cardiff. [42119 "Wanted, Cook and Housemaid; good character re- quired.—Apply, stating rge, wages, and references, Mrs. Braithwaite, Cefn Penna.r, near Mountain Ash. 927i3 .?;C(f Ce emrn ge Gocd-LsiuniIriss"Wantfd^for Gentleman's Cottage I^tu.dry in Country.—Apply Mrs. Howell, Penrheol, St. Clears, South Wales. 928i7_ An experienced General Servant Wanted; with good character.—Apply, with full particulars, to 30, Rutbin-gardens, Cardiff. _???-!?-_ ~Wai;ted~immediately, a good General Servant: small family; no wasliing.—Apply Mrs. Carr, 172, Newport-road, Cardiff. 755i2 Wanted immsdiately, experienced Oooks, Parlour- maids, House-Parlourmaids, Nurses, &c.—Apply Mrs. lewis, High-ehusa Registry, 9, Castle-street, Swan- sea. 749-5 Wanted, experienced Genes-al Servant; wages £ 12 per annum. Can Recommend a Young Girl as Under Gtneral cr Scullerymsdd in good Family.—11, Mont- gomery-road, Roath. 748i5 General Servant WantedT must be good cook and early r'scr.—Appiy, from cix to eight, Mrs. 0._ D. England, 187, Richmond-road, Cardiff. 785i6 Wanted?"bv 14th Janurry. good General Servant; muse be able to took; boy kept—Apply, between Six tnd Seven p.m., Mrs. Howell, 1, Richmond- crescent, Cardiff 754i6 Wanted, General Servant, Able to do good Plain Oooking. Also a Housemaid; small family.—Apply 30. Richmond-road, Cardiff 750i6 Wanted, Mrs. Pedler's Registry, 22, Charles-street, Cardiff, Cooks, Housemaids, Parlourmaids. Nurscfi, fstrong Generals, and Laundresses; London, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, and surrouiding neighbourhood. _793i6_ ? n Goo(l Plain"Cook Wanted immediately for London; smalt family; fare paid.—Apply 1, Pembroke-terrace, Cardiff. ?_ 76114 Wa-nted at once, good Plain Cook in Small Family, little housework: must be early riser and have good diameter; wages, £ 18.—Apply 22, Newport-road, Cardiff. ?. ??__ ??._ 808'2 Good Gene.-al Wanted: able to wash good wages.— Apply Mrs. Stevens, 242, Castle-road, Roath. Car- diff. 806i6 Wanted, experienced Houee-Pa-rtourmaid tall; not under 26; £ 20.—Apply, first instance. Miss Crock- ford's Registry, 115, Queen-street, Cardiff. 807i6 Wanted. General Servant, in a week or nine da vs. -Apply 48, Ccnway-road, Carton, Cardiff. 822i6 Wanted, Cook-General; also House-Parlourmaid.— Apply Tapsnn, Woodland Park, Newport. 829i6 Wanted, by January 18, good Plain Mrs. H. Evans, Enville House, Newport, Mon. 830i6 W"i tited, experiepcrd KitchcnmrJd or Plain Cook; wages el8. Also, Under Kitchenmaid wages £ 11.— Apply 161, Commercial-street, Newport, Mon. [623i3 Wanted, Beginning of January, good Plain Cook- General wages B15 state reference three in family. -3, Victoria-square, Per.artli. 454i4 Wanted, by the 8th of January. Middle-aged Woman as General Davies, Eglwysbrewis, near Cowbridge. 714i4 Servants' Home, 4, 5. Wellington-terrace.—Wanted, Cooks. Kitehenmaids, House-Parlourmaids. Generals, Nurses.—Apply Davics's Private Registry, 45, Charles- street, Cardiff. 73911 —Wanted, an experienced Cook-General ( £ 18), and :-n experienced Housemaid-General ( £ 16).—Apply, two p.m., Nursing Association, Barry Dock. 745i4 Wanted, good Plain Cooks, House-Parlourmaids, General Servants stamp.—Evans' Registrv, Elm- street, Cardiff. Disengaged, Jobbing Cocks, Young Servants; lodgings found. 6S0i4 Nurse Wanted, to Take Charge of One Child must be used to children.—State particulars R. Jeremiah, Royal Stores, New Tredegar. 683i4 Wanted. Cook (B32). Housema id maid (Elg), Kitchenmaid £ 16), Cook (B20), Laundry- iraid ( £ 10). Nurse ( £ 16).—Write Mrs. Coster, Registry, Gloucester. i4 Wanted immediately, a Parlourmaid; must under- 'mo" stand her duties; oounfcrv.—Apply, stating age, wr.ges. and references, to Miss Harries, Llananwas, Solva R.S.O.. Pembrokeshire. 674i4 Wanted, respectable General Servant, Able to Cook must be clean and tidy worker. with good references; good wages to suitable person. Wanted, also, a Nursemaid of experience; able to sew.—Apply 29, Park-place. Cardiff. 42082 Wanted immediately, an experienced Chambermaid. —Apply Dr. Rice Morgan, Morriston. 700i4_ A Young Girl Wanted who Understands Milking and Farmhouse Work another girl kept.—Address E 49, Western Mail, Cardiff. 643i4 Wanted, a clean, respectable Girl, about 17, as Housemaid; another kept; must hs.ve a good refe- rence.—Mrs. Thomas, Cog Farm, Sully. 663i4 Wanted, Two good General SerT.s.n16; a.1øo efficient Hou.sems.id.—Esseiideno, Marine-pa tide, Penarth. fi4 Good Plain 600k Wanted immediately for London; small family; fare paid.—Apply 1, Pembroke-terrace, Cardiff. 42^62 Wanted, an experienced Housemaid; must be ex- perienced.—Appy to Mrs. Franck, Myrtle Hill. Car- marthen. 42065 Wanted, Servant, aged from 15 to 18; Welsh pre- ferred.-Apply Rces, Penylan, Roath, Oardiff. 662)4 Wanted, good General Servant; used to plain cooking.—Apply 81. Commercial-road, Newport. fi3 Wanted, for Ltoidaff, a thorough Hottsemiud: muet be experienced; good persona! character indispen- sable aged 25-30 years.—Apply, in first instance, with full particulars, E 63, Western Mail, Car- diff. 578i3 Wanted at once, experienced General Servant.— Apply, wit-h references, to 23, Bryn-road. Swan- sea. 63313 Wajtted. strong. nIetUt Girl, li5 to 17, as Kitchen- maid.— Price, Bryncotni, Nantgaredig, Smith Wales. [i3 Wanted, good General Servant; small family.— Apply 18, Park-place, Cardiff 589i3 FKMAI.R SERVANTS WANT PLACES. Wanted by two respectable Gi>)s Situation in hotel, good characters.—Address 94, Express cfito, eeiw. e8?ij^ PUBLIC NOTICES. G RAND THEATRE SERVICES. NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 5. 7.0, Gospel Addresses; 8.15, Mr. Glenelg Grait. Miss Gertie Wedlake, Miss Mat-tie Davits; flute solo, Mr. Vemono Piertoii; Whitchurch United Clioir. Special orchestiu, leader, Mr. A. Angle. Conductor, Mr. G. E. Gammon. R. A. O. B. IMPORTANT NOTICE. SlfcWtfc. Danter and Son have placed their celebrated Galloping Horses Roundabouts, now situated at the World's Fair, Tudor road, at the disposal of the com- mittee on FRIDAY, January 3, 1896, for the benefit of the widow and children of Brother Yard, a deceased brother. All Buffs and their children, and the public at large, are earnestly invited to patronise the above cause. Committee for the night:—Knight Sanbroke, Prirno Ci.mirigs, Prinio Key, Prinio Wakly, Plr'.mo Johnson, Primo "J. S. Danter; treasurer, Pri;no H. Wheeler. e4&97 CLERKS AND MANAGERS. Experienced Book-keeper open to post and balance Tradesmen's Books in Evenings; highest references.— Address E 87, Express Office, Cardiff. e8715i7 To Parents and Guardians.—A Firm of Architects, with considerable public work in hand, Have a Vacancy for a well-educated Youth as Pupil.—Apply Architects, cpre of Gvvilym C. James, Esq., Solicitor, Merthyr Tydfil. 42142 Wanted, for Shipstore Business, a good Norwegian Water Clerk; one who has good connection with and sailing ship masters.—Apply Johnson and Burgess, 9. Quay, Swansea. 943i3 Scwyer.—Wanted, a. Mtm to Work Circular Saw Benches (onstant employment for a thoroughly practical person.—State wages Chas. Jenkins Ohd Sen Timljer Merchants. Bridgend. 42116 A First-class Life Assurance Company Requires the Services of a Gentleman to Act as Inspector for Sfuth Wales; liberal salary and commission.—Reply, «toting ag* and previous cxperienoe, to E 91, Western Mail, Cmdiff. 895i7 Intelligent Young Men (aged 16 to 22) and Young Ladies (aged 15 to 20) who can Study for Few Months at Home to Prepare by Correspondence for Govern- ment Situations, with good commencing salaries, promotion, and pension, write Secrptary, Civil Ser- vice Exam. Agency. Dulwich, London. 915il4 Wanted, an Office Boy.—Apply, in own hand- writing, to E 82. Western Mail, Cardiff. 872i3 Wanted, a Telegraphist (Female), for Country Officc; single needle; one used to stationery busi- ness preferred.—Apply Postmaster, Southerndown, Glamorgan. 817'2 Howell and Co., "The Cardiff Drapers," Cardiff, Require Two or Three Clerks; accustomed to the routine of a draper's counting-house.—Applicants m.ist state their experience and the solorv re- quired. 794i6 Wanted, smart Office Boy.—Apply, personally, at Victoria Wharf, Penarth Harbour, Cardiff. 795i2 Junior Clerk—Wanted, smart Youth, about 16; gcod writing and knowledge of shorthand indispen- sablc.—Address E 71, Western Mail, Cardiff. (756i2 Wanted, Manager for Ynyshir and Wattetown Co- operative Society, Ynyshir, for their Drapery, Grocery, Provision, and Boot Stores; none but expe- rienced hands need apply; applications to be en- dorsed, "Manager."—Apply, stating age, references. security, and salary required, to Mr. Edward Lewis, Secretary, No. 8. Brewery-terrace, Pontygwaith. near .9 Pontypridd. 42G67 Wanted immediately, in Small Engineering Works, Cardiff, Manufacturing a Speciality, First-claee Book- keeper, Cashier, Cost Clerk, Storekeeper, Time- keeper, Shorthand Clerk, Typist.-Apply, particulars, qualifications, salary expected, Box E 41, Western Ma'l, Cardiff. 630'3 —Wanted immediately, a Junior Shorthand Clerk, preference given to one with a knowledge of costs state experience and salary required.—Addreea E 39. Western Mail, Cardiff. 618i3 Advertiser Wants Position of Trust; can give good references perfectly trustworthy will give secu- rity if jrequired—Sydney, Western Mail, Newport. ItS Low.—Cwveyancing or Managing Clerkship Wanted by en experienced Admitted Man; well up ill general practice can net without supervision excellent references.—M 21, Western Mail Office, Swan- sea. 1009i8 Quantity Surveyor, &c.. Desires Situation' expe- rienced in quantities, estimates, plans, (specifications, &c. good references.—Apply F 3, Western Mail, Cardiff. 998i8 Bcok-keeper Wishes to Keep Books during Even- ings moderate fees.-F 2, Western Mail, Cardiff. i4 Youth (aged nearly 16, about to Leave School) Desirips to Enter a Timber, Com Merchant's, or Shipping Office, Cardiff; good referenceg. -Address 98, Llandaff road, Cardiff. 984i8 Young Man h16ed to shipping) Seeks Emjployment, Any Position of Trust; knowledge of French: ex- cellent references. — F., Western Mail, New- port. 799i6 Young Man. aged-19, Open for Engagement as Junitr Chartering and Customs Clerk; four years' experience; good references.—Address E 74, Western Mad, Cardiff. 777i2 Experienced Book-keeper Open for Partial or Per- manent Engagement (Partial preferred). Any Busi- nees; moderate salary; highest references.—E 48, Western Mail, Cardiff. 64214 PREMISES. Partridge-road, No. 58. two minutes' walk from trams; immediate possesion may be had.—Apply 105. Newport-read, Cardiff. e8710i6 To let, Ske jty Hall; mansion, gardens, entrance ledge; adjoining Swansea Bay; two miles from Swansea and three frcm the "Mumbles, immediate t/ee^sioii; rent moderate; land if -requirul. -Apply L. D Nicholl, 4, Trinity-place, Swu *ta. e872ai8 Change of Address.—Mesms. Powe)! and Co., Estate Agents, Have Removed to Borough-chambers, St. Marv-street (entrance Wharton-street), Cai-difr. r42143 Newtown.—Lai'ge. convenient House centre of town; immediate possession rert 10b. M. week.—Apply Oswald Coleman, 14, High- street, Cardiff. 1001i8 4, Windsor-terrace, Penarth —Residence centrally situated; bath-room (hot and cold witer); immediate possession.—Oswald Coleman, 14, High-street, Car- diff. 1000i8 j with-bath (hot and coll water); immediate possession.—Apply Oswald Coleman, 14, High-street, Cardiff. 999i8 Nice Six-roomed Villa to Let, in Trevethick-street; recently renovated throughout; rent, 9a. per week.— Apply "Morgan Morgan, Albert-chambers, High-stre.et, Cardiff. 979i8 To Let, Haddon Villa, 57, Conway-road, an attrac- tive Residence; three reception, six bed rooms, and bathroom—Apply Heme, Llandaff-road, Cardiff. [i8 To be Let or Sold, with immediate possession. Vine Cottage, Top of Mill-street, Pontypridd; situate in its own grounds, and containing drawing-room, dining ditto, breakfast ditto, hall, kitchen, eoullcry, seven btdrccms, bathroom and woe., and the usual out- effiees.-Apply Howard and King, Auctioneers, Ponty- pr:dd 42138 -TO-Let, 21, Park-street, Temperancetown, Cardiff; comer house side entrance stable; immediate pos- sesion.—Lewis, 4. Coldstream-terrace, Cardiff- ti7 'I\vo good Double-lioer!-«fHot.set! to be Let—Apply to H. Stone, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Neath. 902i7 47, Parade, Tredcgr.rville, Cardiff; five U bed, two reception rooms hot—cold bath; rent B45 8 eaorly possession.—Apply_therein. 877i7 To Let, The Hawthorns, Llandaff, a pretty Resi- dence, standing in its own gioundis of about an acre and a half; three minutes' walk from Llandaff Stetion (T.V.R.) and fifteen from the Cathedral; water and gas laid on; electric bells; three recep- tion-rooms, entrance ball, inner hall, six bedrooms, dressing-room, bathroom, &e., china pantry, Urge kitcln n, arched cellar, outside kitchen, scullery, store- rccm, pantry, daiiy and other outbuildings, a large gr.rdtn, grect-house. five fowl-runs, tennis lawn.— Apply to Geo. T. Coleman, 182, Newport-road, Car- diff. Partridge-road, No. 58; two minutes' walk from trallu immediate possession may be had.—Apply 105, Newport-road, Cardiff. _i™ To Let, Pontnewydd, Three Semi-dc "iched Iiesi- dei ces, three minutes' walk from Lower Stetion, modern conveniences; stables, greenhouses; mode- rate rentals; immediate A ply Mr. William Evans, or Mr. Clifford Phillips, Solicitor, Newport. 82712 To Let, 113, Cottrell-road (Near Park and 'Busses); nine rooms, double bay windows, bath. gas, blinds papered.—Apply 136, Castle-road. Cardiff 660i4 To LetTHouse, at Docks, rent lis., and Cottage, in North-road, 6s. 6d.-Apply Lewis Hopkins, 10, Queen- etreet, Cardiff. 650i4 Patnck-street, good, rcomy House; Brecon-street, Several Houses, near trams, park, and schools.— Apply J. J. Dsvvid and Co., Estate Agents, St. John's- square, 001.1 diff. 655i4 To Let, 25th of March, Corner House, Parade, Tredegarville; three rcccption rooms, fiv- bedrooms, batbrcom (hot and cold): v. ry suitable for medical man.-Apply 94, Newport-rtxid, Cardiff. 583i3 To let Rock lea zeTl7, The Parade, Cardiff; desirable residence, in centre of the town; in splendid condi- tion; fitted out with all the most modem domestic appliances hot and cold water baths indoor lava- tories; moderate rental, with immediate possession.— Apply Samuel, 1, Pembroke-terrace, Cardiff. 41964 To Iyet, No. 15, Tudor road, very convenient Tweive- roomed House; hot and cold bath; rent 20s. weekly. —Apply Mr. F. Lacy, Western Mail-buildings, Car- diff. DRESSMAKERS. Millinery.—Wanted, good MUiner: must be able serve through general drapery.—Full particulars, in first letter, Jones, Carlisle-street, Cardiff. 875i7 Mi 11 ineryT—Wanted immodiatety, an experienced Hand (Welst), give full vartioulars, salary required, r-t-d situation held.—Apply Jones and Co., Ponty- pridd. 687i4 PARTNERSHIP. Gentleman, with £ 500, Would Like to Meet Another similarly situated.—Address E 95, Western Mail. Car- diff. 930i3_ Partner Required (Sleeping or Active)— £ 300 to £ 500—in Wholesale Business; rapidly increasing: good prospect of making money.—Apply, E 31, Western Mail, Cardiff, 580i3 PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. CARDIFF. THEATRE ROYAL Ijcphee and Majiager .Mr. EDWARD FLETCHER. Now Playing t<- Ci-owdetl Houses Every Evening, at Seven o'clock p.m., the Gorgeous Christmas Pantomime, THE FORTY rp HIEVES. One of the Best Pantomimes Out of London. See th. Aerial Ballet. The Wonder of the World. Produced under the Direction of Mr. H. H. Morell and Mr. Fmlk. Mouillot. NOTICE.—Half-price for Children under Twelve Yea-re cf Age. MORNING PERFORMANCE Every Saturday at Two o'clock. Prices as usual Early Doors, 6.15. Doors Open at 645; Commence at Seven. G.W. lkilway.-To-day (Thursday), Excursion from Swansea, at 2.15, leaving Card/ft at 10.45 p.m. Becking Office at Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's (Ltd.), Queen street.. Telephone, Ko. 521. 42057 GRAND THEATRE The Premier Theatre of Wales. Lessee r.nd Manager .Mr. CLARENCE SOUNES. TO-NIGHT and Every Evening at 7.15, the GRAND, GORGEOUS, SPECTACULAR COMIG CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME, LITTLE JQICK W rtlTTINGTON, Overture at 7.10; Curtain Rises 7.15. Doors Open Seven. Earlv Doors, 6.30. AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES 011 SATURDAY NEXT, January 4th, MONOA Y NEXT, January 6th, awl Every Saturday. Doors Open 1.30, Comirence Two o'clock. Early Doors, One. Children Half-price to All Performances Box Office Open at the Theatre Daily from Ten to Four. Telephone, 725. Prices from 6d. to £ 1 Is. 41988 fJlHE M P I E TO NIGHT. TWO PERFORMANCES. THE EMPIRE PROGRAMME. THE EMPIRE PRICES. TRANSFERRED FOR A FEW WEEKS UNL Y TO THE PHILHARMONIC HALD, ST. MARY-STREET, DURING THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW EMPIRE BUILDINGS, Now being erected on the Enlarged Site of the Old EMPIRE. TO-NIGHT, at the PHILHARMONIC-HALL, ST. MARY -STREET, The following Empire Companj': — The KEENE and REEVES COMBINATION, ia "A RUN FOR A WIFE," A Farcical Funniosity, enacted by Miss Kate Reeves. Mr. Alex. G. Pearson, Miss Maud Montgoigtoiy, Mr. Edmund St. Albyn, Miss Grace Bond, Mr. Edwin Keene, and The MMsotte Quartette of Dancers and Burlesque Actresses. MISS JENNY LYNN. Serio Comedy Songstress and Dancer. T. B. FAYME, A Comic Songster. SABLE FERN, The Fair American. MAX HILL'S FIVE- BEAES, In tliedr Humorous Antica. FRED PERCY, Ethiopian Entertainer. THE FOUR VAMPIRES, In "A Cockney's Visit to France." THE MARVELLOUS HOWARD BROTHERS, In Second Sight Manifestations. Empire Programme Empire Prices I Two Performances Nightly I THE CDKSHLlXs]lTiI~E~AZTE Of The Only Survivors of thi STOLL'S I Powerful Race. ■PANOPTICON VPIERRK, The Man of Elastic OPEN ALL DAY. Skin THE CRYSTAL MAZE, | A Blaze of Electricity, Gilded Admission, I Pillars and Mirrors. 3d. J Admission 3d. Open all Day. OSBBEBI JJ ALL, CANTON MARKET, COWBRIDGE, ROAD, CARDIFF. MR. J. L. KERPEN'S FIRST MONSTRE NEW YEAR'S CARNIV AL AND -yy'ORLD'S F AIR. GIGANTIC SUCCESS OF THIS COLOSSAL ENTERTAINMENT, OPEN ALL DAY I NO WAITING II ROOM FOR 10,000 PEOPLE III TRAMS PASS. A GENUINE PROGRAMME AND THE BRIGHTEST TALENT. OOME AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF! BRIGHT, WARM, AND HOMELY IS THE VERDICT THOUSANDS. SEE THE SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS FOR 1HIS WEEK:- On THURSDAY, D&ncing in the Railed Enclosure to Music by the Glamorgansliire Artillery Band of 40 Performers. No Extra Charge I SAME DAY, Waltzing Competition for Valuable Prizes. Free to Our Patrons. ROSE B E RY-H ALL CANTON (Trams Pass). CHEAP EXCURSIONS ON ALL RAILWAYS ON THURSDAY AND SATURDAY. SEE BILLS. REFRESHMENTS IN YE OLD DRUIDS' ARMS AND THE JAPANESE TEA PALACE. TWELVE HOURS'TMUSEMENT FOR OLD AND YOUNG. ADMISSION—SIXPENCE. Mr. J. L. Keroon.. Sole Director. Manager Mr. T. R. Gannon. L12623 BOXING LESSONS AND GENERAL ATHLETIC TRAINING Given ajlt WILTSHIRE'S GYMNASIUM. Apply R. WILTSHIRE, e8724i3 52, Th e odore street, Cardiff. NEWPORT. -,I THE JgMPIRE Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. TO NIGHT. VERNO AND VOYCE, MARIE RAY, FRANK DAVIS AND LILIAN GEROME, LAWRENCE BARCLAY, THE AVONE BROTHERS, FRANK HALTER, MAX STERLING, AND THE MACDONALD TROUPE. Prices as Usual. -y I CTORIA. THEATRE Mr. MAURICE E. BANDM ANN'S ORIGINAL (No. 1) LONDON COMPANY, IN THE GREAT PLAY BY WILSON BARRETT, THE MANXMAN." COMMENCING MONDAY, DECEMBER 30th, FOR SIX NIGHTS ONI/Y. AND ONE GRAND MORNING PERFORMANCE, Time and Prices lID usual. e42049 PONTYPRIDD. R)YAL CLARE NO £ THEATRE, R PONTYPRIDD. Proprietor* Messrs. TREN CHARD and JONES. TO-NIGHT. Enormous Reception of the Pantomime, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, The Proprietors will feel obliged if their PatronB in Pontypridd and the Rhcndda will be kind enough to apply as early as possible for Seats, as the Panto- mime cannot be prolonged after Saturday, January 4. Children E-olf-priee to Pit and Circles. Booking Office, Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's Music Warehouse, Taff-»treet. Prices as usual. [41689 SALES BY AUCTION. SALE TO-MORROW. I 12, CUSTOM HOUoE-STREET. MESSRS. TAVLOR and SON will SELL by AUCTION, on FRIDAY, January 3, 1896 (under Distress for Rent), a Quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, two Grandfather's Clocks, very old Cupboard, and 15 Sides of Bacon. 4 ale at Two. 1002k}
Poor Props for a Weak Cause I
FAST TRAIN TO LONDON- FROM NEWPORT TO PADDING- TON WITHOUT A STOPPAGE. The accelerated service of the Great Wes- tern Railway Company has started! under very successful auspices. On Wednesday morning the fast train leaving Swansea at 8.30 and Cardiff at 9.58 started on its journev, in the presence of a number of the company s leading officials. On board the train were Mr. Allen, the superintendent of the line, and Mr. Wright, the locomotive superintendent of the South Wales district. The time from Cardiff to Newport was effected in sixteen minutes, the arrival of the train being witnessed by a con- siderable crowd, who had collected to witness this new departure in railway management. The run from Newport to Paddington was made without a stoppage. Bath was passed at 11.8, Swindon at 11.45, the passage through the Severn Tunnel occupying the exceptionally short time of five minutes. The tickets are collected en route, this being possible and con- venient in a corridor train. The engine was one of a very powerful type manufactured by the company at Swindon. Its size may be esti- mated by the fact that in the tender can be stored 3,000 gallons of water. Thit supply is supplemented by the new water-feeding troughs laid down by the -company in the neighbourhood of Goring for the purpose of enabling engines to obtain water while travel- ling at full speed. This is the only alteration made by the company in its plant for the pur- poses of the express service. The system of water supply appears to have been in operation on the London and North Western Railway for many years, but haa not hitherto been adopted by the Great Western Railway. It is r.1l interesting fact that the system was first suggested to the engineer of the London and North Western Railway Company by observing, when boating, that if the hand is placed in the water in the form of a scoop. and the boat propelled at a considerable speed, the water is forced up the sleeve of the person making the experiment. The result was the trough system, without which the long runs of our railway companies would be impossible. The engines are fitted with a scoop attached to a tube connected with the water tank, the scoop and tube operating as the hand and sleeve act in the boating experiment The run from Newport to London is the longest made on any English railway. The average speed between Newport and Paddington on the tra.;n above referred to is 48 miles per hour, although the speed often attained is over 60. A LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT. A Cardiff gentleman complains thart the Great Western Railway have made no provi- sion for dining on board this fast train, and pointed out the fact that on other lines where long-distance trains are run a dining saloon is always attached.
At a dinner in connection with the Neath District of the National Order of Free Gardeners on Tuesday it was announced that the next annual parliament of tJa, order would be held at Neath.
THE POET LAUREATE WHAT SIR LEWIS MORRIS THINKS OF THE APPOINTMENT. Now thai Mr. Alfred Austin has been made Laureate it is interesting (says the "West- minster Gazette") to re-call what one of the other poets supposed to have been in the running for the honour thinks about it. I When the rumour was mentioned to Sir Lewis Morris not long ago that a journalist was the X THE NEW POET LAUREATE (MR. ALFRED AUSTIN). successful bard. Sir Lewis remarked, "Ah, it has come at ia$t, I am glad to see. It is better to have somebody than nobody; better than allowing the office to collapse." Asked about his own position by a "Western Mail" reporter, Sir Lewis Morris said, "Thie public will, no doubt, recollect Mr. Gladstone's letter to me in 1893. and the report of an intimate friend of Lord" TenjnyWJttfs of a conversation with him shortly before his lamented death, in which his wishes were clearly expressed." "Both were favourable to you?" "Yes, that is so. favourable to you?" "Yes. that is so.
CHOLERA IN RUSSIA. A Reuiber's telegram from St. Petersburg says:—In the province of Volkynia, from the 8th to the 14th ult., there were fifteen fatal cases of cholera, as compared with forty in the preceding week. In the province of KtefT, between the 8th and 14th ult., there were four- teen deaths, the figures for the preceding fort- night being 51.
The members of the Berry Dock Liberal Club and Institute on Monday evening entertained 8Ibout 200 poor children to tea at Love luck's Temperance Hot-el, Barry Docks.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. PURCHASE OF LLANGOLLEN AND C'ORWEN RAILWAY. The London correspondent of the ^Man- chester Courier" states that the Great Western Railway Company have finally agreed upon terms for the purchase of the undertakings of the Vale of Llangollen Railway Company, the Llangollen and Corwen Railway Company, and the Cot-wen a.nd Bala Railway Company. Under 'these agreements the Great Western Railway Company are to take over the Fou.r-and-a- Quarter per Cent Debenture Stocks of the companies by issuing equivalent amounts of their own Four-<and-a-Quarter per Cent. De- benture Stocks. In order to replace the Four per Cent. Preference Stocks of the oompanies the Great Western will issue to the holders JB80 of their Five per Cent. Consolidated Guar- anteed Stock for every JB100 of preference stock. In the owse of the Llangollen Railway Com- pany, which htts also issued JE26,500 of Five per Cerut. Preference Stock, the Great Wes- tern will give :in. exchange a similar amount, of their Five peT Cent. Consolidated Guaranteed Stock. For the JB154,700 ordinary stock of these companies it is agreed that the Great Western Company shall issue £ 72 10s. of their Five per Cent. Consolidated Stock for each jBlOO of the ordinary stock of the Llangollen and Coiwen Railway and the Corwen and Bal% Ra.il- way, and £ 145 worth of siiwilar stock for each £ 100 of the ordinary stock of the Vale of Llan- gollen Railway Company. The total amount of stock which the Great Western Railway Com- pany will is»ue for the acquisition of these railways is E277,480 of Five per Cent. Consoli- dated Guaranteed Stock and £ 90.529 of Four- and-a-Qiiarter per Cent. Debenture Stock.
DOLGELLY EISTEDDFOD. At the eisteddfod held at Dolgelly on Wed- nesday the chief choral prize of JS40 and a If oetronome wad won by the Harmonic Society of Builth. In the essay on philanthropic in- stitutions and Christianity, the Rev. J. Davies, Ystalyfera, was successful. The chair prize went to the Rev. Rhys Hughes, Barmouth. In pdu-uioarinsr on the brass bands. Dr. Joseph Parry said he was of opinion that Noith Wales bands were better than S >uth. He often rebutted the opinion that there was no instrumental musio in Wales by referring to North Wales. Mr. Barrett, Londoo, corro- borated, and was astonished at the effects produced.
At the close of the 26th year of the existence of the Newport Free Library Mr. Matthews, the librarian, announces that the library has been open on 307 days, and the total issues from all sections has feaen 102.132 volumes, a daily average issue of 332 volumes, and an increase of 713 as compared with the return of the pre- vious year, when the library was open 308 days The increase of books from all sources for the year amounted to 539 volumes, leaving the net stock of volumes available for issue at 21,054. There are 5,524 members at present using the library.
"PEGGY, PEGGY." MlIf. DAtNtREL OWEN NOW FINDS THE 11140ST CHORD." Some time ago there appeared in the "Wes- tern Mail" an account of the discovery by Mr. Daniel Owen, of A.&h Hall, of an interesting Welsh song which he had heard sung in his younger days in the Vale of Glamorgan. The song, which was composed by Thomas Wil- liams, Bethesda 'r Fro, a Nonconformist preacher and a poet and hvmniet well known in Wales, was translated into English by the Vicar of Llanover, and both the original and the translation appeared in the "Western Mail." Mr. Daniel Owen was then, naturally, anxious to find a copy of the music to which the song was set, and, a wish 'having been published to that effect, the Squire of Ash Hall one day j' received from Miss Purvis, 7, Glazebury-road, West Kensington, a letter enolosing the very thing he was in quest of. Miss Purvis said: "Looking through the 'Weekly Mail' of Novem- ber 9, my mother noticed that 'Young Musician' wished to obtain the melody of the old Welsh air, 'Peggy, Peggy,' and has requested me to jot it down, which I have done at her dicta- tion. She remembers it sung by her mother nearly fiftv years ago." Miss Purvis, we may add, was at one time a pupil of Madame Clara Novello Davies. Mr. Daniel Owen VI; as. of course, delighted to receive the melody, and at once communi- cated with Dr. Joseph Parry with a view to have a pianoforte accompaniment composed. The doctor very readily complied, and the song is now published in its complete form. Sub- joined we give the first two and the last two stanzas of the English version: — Peggy, Peggy, tell me, tell me, from thy now far distant home, Why thou didst from old Bethesda o'er the billows choose to roam? Didet thou think beyond th' Atlantic earthly pleasure thou would'st find? Or some other friends and better than the ones thou'st left behind? -?_ Wherefore hast thou us forsaken when no cause thou could'st assign ? Wherefore bid us lasting farewell ere thyself to death resign? Little thought I dead—though living—thou would' eIt be to me one day, Man proposes, God disposes, step by dtep his ordered way! < When my voice shall on the breezes reach thino ears o'er distant seas, Thou wilt know the voice that often in Bethesda did thee please; And, with deep-drawn sigh upheaving, while thy 1 "s in torrents flow, 1, methiriks can hear thee saying, How I wish I were there now Be content. Abide thou yonder: here my dwell- ing-place shall be, Till I'm summoned for the voyage o'er a far more distant sea; I expect again to meet thee safe on that eternal shore, Not with weeping as we parted, but with glad- ness evermore! The following is a. copy of the music, of which Dr. Parry writes: —" The accompaniment is in the true spirit of the old melody, which is thoroughly Cymroaidd, aiid is very quaint and pretty —
One Blow Killed Him FELL AND HIS SKULL WAS FRACTURED. John Kane's Interference with a Mas Who Was Courting Costa Him His Life. Robert Gair, of Brookly.i, America, Is 6 lithographic printer and manufacturer cf I)aiier boxes. John Kane was employed by him M sliipping clerk and had worked for him for <15 years. Kane finished his duties at half-pa*! nine on Monday. He walked down the office step? into Washington-street. On the steps leading to another door of the factory, about twenty feet away, Kane saw sitting a man and woman. The streets near the riv«r a"8 favourite resorts for Brooklyn lovers in sum- mer, and it was warm enough to spark iu tkv street on that night. Kane walked over and said to the man: — "What are you doing here?"' "You mind your own business," retorted the strangei. Flanagan, a watchman, coming up tc go 08 duty heard that. "Why don't you drive these loungers away, Flanagan?" asked Kane. "Get o"t of here I" exclaimed the bold Flanagan. For answer the stranger, whom Flanagan describes as a tall. strongly built man, jumped to his feet, and struck Flanagan between the eyes. Flanagan turned and ran for his club in the factory. As he ran he looked over his shoulder, and saw the big fellow strike Kane, who was much smaller. He hit him a power- ful blow. Kane fell backwards, and did not move. Flanagan ran the faster for his olub. John 0 Bnen is also a watchman. Ae Ka.ne fell O'Brien says the woman who was sitting on the stops jumped1 up and cried: "For God's sake, T0111, let's get away from lie re!" Then she and the fellow quickly ran down the street and disappeared. Flanagan returned with his club. He and O'Brien went looking for a policeman, and soon found Patrolman Connolly. Kane was unconscious, and the three carried him into the office. Ambulance Surgeon M'Cullough took the still unconscious man to the hospital. They put Kane on the operating table, but before the surgeons could do anything for him he dded. The base of his skull had been frac- tured against the pavement. Kane was 40 years old. He leaves a widow and three chil- dren, the oldest a girl of eighteen. Mr. Gair says Kane was a peaceful, hard-working man. To the police Robert, Gair, junior, strongly condemned Flanagan's conduct. The Brook- lyn police are on their mettle, determined tQ: catch the man who struck Kane.
ATHLETE IN TROUBLE- ALIiEGED ASSAULT IN A RAIL- WAY CARRIAGE. At the adjourned Cheshire Quarter Seseionsi at Knutsfccd on Wednesday afternoon amcnt? the cases on the calendar was that m which. Edward Poole, the well-known Swansea athleto, was chained with having indecently assaulted a domestio servant named Harriet Lloyd at Stockport on December 9. Mr. Trevor Lloyd prosecuted, and Mr. Colt Williams defended. -The prosecution tried to prove that prisoner had accompanied the Rugby football team, of which he was hon. treasurer, from Swansea, and when arriving at Stookport he had got out and entered a carriage in which prosecutrix wal seated, alone, and had there and then inde- cently assaulted her.—This Poole stoutly denied. He swore that, although entering the carriage abruptly because the train had already been fe't in motion., he at once apologised to Miss Lloyd, but she went to the windoiw and commenced shouting for help. He (witness) was quite dumbfounded by her conduct, as he had done absolutely nothing to cause any alarm.—Witnesses were called who gave pri- soner a good character, while it was also proved that on the night in question he was perfectly sober. He had 'been for ten years well known as an amateur runner and football player, and had had the reputation of being a most respect- able man in Swansea.—The jury, after delibe- rating half an hour in private, found prisoner not guilty, and he was discharged.
CALVINISTIC METHODISM. MONTHLY MEETING OF THE WEST GLAMORGAN ASSOCIATION. At the monthly meeting of the West Gla-* morganshire Calvinistio Methodist Association at Aberdulais on Wednesday matters relating to the welfare of the district were dealt witth, about 250 delegates and ministers being in attendance.—The Rev. B. Morris, otf Bridgwnd, was given letters to Pembrokeshire.—A vote of condolence was passed with Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins in his bertavement,—It was dleoided to hold the next meeting at Bridgend on Fcb- ruary 25 and 26.-The Rev. Lewis Ellis, Rlyl. secretary of the Forward Movement, presented an interesting report.—The Rev. W. Ambrose was confirmed in the pastorate of Pontrhydyfen. -It was decided that the following resolution bo sent to Lord Salisbury, the Duke of Devon- shire, and Mr. S. T. Evans. M.P. :—"That this meeting re-affirms the resolution previously adopted against additional grants being given to tlementary schools not controlled by tho ratepayers."
¡ FRENCH NEW YEAR'S (RECEPTIOW' A Reuter's telegram from Paris on Wednes- day says: -M. Felix Faure held the customary New Year reception of the diplomatic oorpp at the Elysee to-day. President Faure, after thanking the diplomatic corps for thai gocd wishes expressed towards France, added: —"We entertain the same and equally sincere sentiment for sovereign heads of States and rations, whose authorised representatives we are pleased to welcome to-day. The events which have marked the past year have furnished France with fresh opportunities of attesting her unalterable attachment to the principles which inspire, and will always continue to inspire, her action in the world." »
LADY MANS'EL. Lady Mansel, who is now performing at the Empire M 'sio-hall, Swansea, has been inter- viewed by pressmen there on the subject of her husband's connection with Swansea. Lady Mansel's late husband, Sir Richard Mansel, WM the owner of the Manselton Estates, where the Swansea Racecourse was situated. The connection of the convict solicitor Norton with the Manselton Estate evidently aroused little lady's deepest indignation. She said Norton had treated her husband in a moft shameful way when he lived, and when he died he tried to dispute his will. In order to fight him she had mortgaged, as she believed, her annuity of JE500 a year, but it turned out to be a sale, and the annuity was lost to her.
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