HAMPTON & CO., Heating Specialists Schemes Prepared and Advice Given for WarmingChurches,Chapels, Offices, Showrooms all Pablic Buildings OXFORD LANE (City Road), CARDIFF. TEL. P.O. 656. WANTED. GENTLEMANLY doorsmau wanted tor G evenings and Saturday afternoons. Good commission paid to right man. Lester & Co-, Photographers, Pentre. 5069 COMFORTABLE lodgings in Tonypandy for one young man, shop assistant pre- ferred. Write Box 90, Rhondda Leader' Office, Tonypandy. C90119 ANTED. 8 Hours Act—Splendid chance for respectable colliers and OTHERS in Rhondda Valleys, &c„ to make EXTRA WEEKLY wages in SPARE TIME in selling men's clothing (to measure), furs, costumes, general drapery, boots, furniture, cutlery, &c. Credit system. Agents must be householders. Apply, stating time in district and occupation to "Furniture, Rhondda Leader. cS5/17 ANTED. Make 25/- per week in spare IV time. Wanted 50 spare-time agents between Treherbert and Pontypridd. Respect- able colliers and others, householders to sell clothing, boots, organs, and household necess- aries. Instalment plan. Weekly commissions paid. Apply, stating occupation, period in district, to Clothing, Rhondda Leader c82116 TO LET. TO LE T, or Sell, Lock-up-Shop, 6 rooms, good position, rare opening for foreign meat, jeweller, or first-class dressmaker. No opposition. Apply-J. D. Thomas, Em- porium, Penygraig. C. 88/16 WANTED good charwoman, all Mondays and three hours daily during week, good wages, permanency. Apply Box 91, Rhondda Leader" Office. Tonypandy. 91/18 FOR SALE. TO Insurance Agents—A £ 5/10/0 book for sale with Liverpool Victoria Friendly Co. Apply, 132, Hendrecafan, Penygraig. c83/17 LAUDERS. Ladders for builders, painters farmers, window cleaners, &c. exten- sion ladders always in stock also painter's steps, tressles, &e. Special offer to painters. Send for full particulars and price list.-3, Darran Street, Cathays, Cardiff. 5018 ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arms. Surgical Appli- ances.—Visit South Wales periodically. List free.—J. Gillingham and Son, Chard, Som. C23/38 EDUCATIONAL. A" Class on Friday mornings for Painting, Marquetry, Wood Carving. Miss Bolt (of Cardiff). At Miss Elias, Aberhondda Post Office, Porth. c86/26 INSPECTOR OF MINES. PRIVATE LESSONS BY POST. "fc/f INE Managers' Exams. Scholarships and Associate- ship in Mining, etc. Candidates prepared. Miner- alogy, Geology. Coal and Metal Mining, Placer and Hydraulic Mining, Ore Dressing, Milling, Mining, Mining Mathematics, Electricity. and Surveying. Certificates awarded. Write for Syllabus.-The Cambrian Mining School, Glanffrwd, Porth. Glam:, c75j2! MUSICAL. MISS Annie Evans, Certificated Teacher of Pianoforte, etc., is prepared to receive pupils. Terms on application to 19, Queen Street, Ton, Y strarl. c67./22 HERBERT WARE, VIOLINIST, Conductor of South Glamorgan and Local Orchestras, has vacancies for a iew more Pupils on the VIOLIN and VIOLA. Thorough tuition. Moderate fees. "SEVCIK" SYSTEM TAUGHT. For terms, apply 195, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. 4799 PHIL JONES late pupil of Signor Moretty, R.A.M. (London), is open to receive engagements for Oratorios, Miscellaneous Concerts, etc. Moderate fee. Dr. Randegger says:—"He possesses a decidedly beautiful tenor voice most pleasing to listen to." Copies of testimonials on application. Address, Phil Jones, Tonyrefail. 490 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumati,, and E'ectro-Pneumatic, with per- fect repetition, answering all requirements of the most fastidious players. Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, etc-, etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder, Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIDD. 4815 MISCELLANEOUS There is now no need to go to Cardiff, Pontypridd, or elsewhere to have your Photo taken. LESTER & Co.. the Coupon Photographers, have been open three months at 72, Llewellyn Street, Pentre, and every week shows a big increase in their output. Speciality Six fulkize Enamel Cabinets, 3/3. post free or 2 9 with a coupon. Our business grows by the recommendation of our numerous customer?. Note the only a idress in this district, 72, Llewellyn Street, next to Pentre Boot Co., Pentre. [Advt. 5046 A" E TRIMNELL, the Cardiff Tlerbalist, Mona Terrace, Cardiff Sent free on application, The Trucure Herbal Book. Note the Address. c43/26 A RARE OPPORTUNITY.—African G'ay Parrots from 30/ Amazon acclimatised, 35 '"ockatoos, 25/- to 35/- King Parrot, 30 Gray and Pink Parrots, 15/- Green Parakees, 7/6 Amazon Parrot, talking, 5 guineas; African Gray, 2:1 years old, talking, 5 guineas Love birds 7/6 pair Ki';e birds, white, 10/6 pair gray ditto, 5/6 grand lot of Linnets, well on seed, 1/- each selected birds for muling, 1/6 each young Hartz Canaries, 2/6 esch Yorkshire and Norwich cocks, singing, from 6 6, from champion strain. By far the largest stock of birds in South Wales. J. H. Ormond, Taxidermist, 25, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. 5033 Everyone speaks well of HEALO Skin Ointment, and you will not, regret sendirg to Maurice Smith. Ph.C., F.S.M.O., Kidderminster, for a free sample. It never fails to allay any irritation, and besides being the best cure for Eczema, Burns, Wounds, Piles, Sore Heads, Ring Worms. &c. Its marvellous soothing and healing effect proves it best of all cures for Bad Lg'4. Large Boxes 1/- each. Local AgentsRichards, Cbemht, Pandy Square, Tonypandy; W. Llewellyn, Chemist, Clydach Vale; Lewis, Chemist, Mardy: O. Davies, Chemist, Pontypridd; Davics, Chemist, Treorchy Williams, Chemist, Tylorstown Evans, Chemist, Ynys- ybwl; Lewis, Chemist, Ynyshir George, Chemist Ystrad. 065/21 URSE WILLIAMS' OVALOIDS for ■Ladies. Price 2/9 3/9 & 10/9 per Box post free, Send stamp for descriptive leaflet.—New Life Remedy Co., 123, Bute St., Treherbert. Grey Hair permanently and speedily restored to its original colour by using Harrison's Hair Colour Restorer. It is not a dye, but by natural means acta as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price 1/6 (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer:— G. W. HARRISON, Hair Specialist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents-for Tonypandy Emrys Richards, The Dunraven Pharmacy. Pentre: David George, Chemist. B975/41 SAFEST, cheapest and best to gain health and strength O are Culpeper's O.K. Remedial Herbs, specially pre- pared for stomach and kidney troubles. Three 6d. packets for Is.—Ptdr Williams, Herbalist, Treorchy. Agents wanted. 5012 DVICE FREE for Stamp.—Mrs A Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Address H. eel, Bristol. c87,126 Holiday Resorts. Rhondda Restaurant, Aberavon (Proprietor D. JENKINS). The Zion Welsh Baptist Sunday School, Merthyr, numbering over 400, has visited the above place two years in succession, and we can earnestly recommeni this place for Sunday School Outings. We had two meals at the above p'ace and everybody seemed to be well satisfied. On behalf of the School, LEWIS WILLIAMS, Secretary.' CHINA and EARTHENWARE For Shopkeepers and Hawkers. The Best and Cheapest House in the Trade is W. Webb, Pottery Show Rooms, HAVELOCK ST. (off Westgate St.), CARDIFF. Beware of Imitators who copy our prices -and pack you seconds unsaleable rubbish 4982 FOR FLAGS, BANNERS. DECORATIONS for Halls, etc. Lettered Flags for Advertising a Speciality. Call at F. P. DYMOND & Co., 26, Wyndham Arcade, CARDIFF. NAT. TBL. 1900 5069 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthen the Hair. In tins 4M. 9 and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy- meifcion, Tonypandy D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. MONEY. Q"1 to £ 3,000. Liberal prompt oW_LvJvJ advances on good house, property, convenient arrangements. Moderate repayments. Fairest redemption terms. Write, Wm. Sanders & Sons, Principality Building Society (Dept. 5), Cardiff. c38j22 t?IELDINGS, 1 OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LARGEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. Z10 TO £ 20,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand, Reversions. Life Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and Promptltute Assured. Dis- tance no objeit. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. b866/ll MONEY RE-PAYMENTS EASY. JE5 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d fclO „ los. 11 15s JE25 25s. „ 35s 6d S50 50s. „ 68s Other Sums at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to — ? he WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), T7, Working Street, Cardiff. MARXET-SQTJARE CHAMBERS, CHURCH STREET, PONTYPRIDD Attendance at Pontypridd Mondays. 4.30 till 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 till 2. Fridays, 4.30 till 7. 3913 MONEY. THE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from £ 10 to P,5,000, on Note of Hanel Alone, or other Security, at a few hours' notice, to all classes in any part of England and Wales, repayable by easy instalments. No good application is ever refused. All communications strictly private. Moderate Interest. Special rates for short periods. The largest, best known, and most honourably conducted Business in t.be Kingdom. Thousands of our regular customers have expressed their entire satisfaction in repeated transactions with lIS. If desired, one of our Officials will attend a, >. our residence at once with Cash, and carry out the a.ivacoe THERE AND THEN. Call, or write (in confideuct), > 0 the MANAGER, MR. STANLEY DOWDING, 1, QUEEN SQUARE, BRISTOL. you CAN gORROW Direct from the Actual Lender- MR. PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, pONTYPRIDD, Manager of the South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM 25 TO £1,000 Upon your own Promissory Note and Re-pay to suit your circumstances. No sureties required. Lowest interest charged. Strict privacy obser\ ed in all transactions. Call or writfe in Confidence to- PHILIP MORRIS, at the above address. Applications from all parts receive prompt attention. A GREAT WEIGHT ||| Will be lifted from the minds of ||gg| those requiring B £. s. d. Which will be lent to any amount at LOW INTERESr on Diamonds, Gold and Silver Watches, ■SBS p Rings, Chains and Jewellery. gg Best Fire-proof and Burglar-resisting gpSlis Safea for storage of O. FALLEFt I Jeweller, Clothier and Pawnbroker, gSral 34, TafF Street, PONTYPRIDD i HS 40, Hannah Street, PORTH. HH E3ta'Jlish!'od 1881. s. d. MOST MONEY LENT. BEST PRICES GIVEN On any article of value, at lowest interest in the district Note our only Addrees- JHT. CaRDASH, Jeweller, Pawnbroker, & Clothier, 37, DUNRAYEN STREET, TONYPANDY. (Opposite Library ) Safes for Storage of Valuables. Special con- tracts striccly* confidential. Great Redemption of Pledges weekly. All- sold below cost. 5054 For ILLUMINATED PRESENTATION ADDRESSES From £ 2 2s. to F.20, apply to Evans & Short, Printers, "Leader" Works, Tonypandy. 4935 COAL MINERS. LESSONS BY POST. SYLLABUS FREE. THE UNIVERSAL MINING SCHOOL. (285), CARDIFF. c7114 TelegrBms-" Mackerel, Swansea." Corporation Telephone-350 P. MOLYNEUX, Ltd., Steam Trawler Owners & Smack Managers, and Fish Merchants, 120, HIGH STREET, SWANSEA. Special attention paid to customers for Headless Fish for Frying Write for Quotations 3470 NOTICE Scholastic Book Depot. J. H. DYER, LATE MANAGER FOR THE SCHOLASTIC TRADING COMPANY (CARDIFF). COLLEGE, TECHNICAL, SECONDARY, SCIENCE SCHOOL. TEXT BOOKS and MATERIAL Kept in Stock. DISCOUNT 3d. IN THE 1/- OFF BOOKS NOT NETT. Park Hall Buildings, 95, Queen St., CARDIFF. Orders by post receive personal attention. 500 = PUBLIC NOTICES TO Newsagentsf Stationers, General Dealers and Others. FOR IMMEDIATE DISPOSAL. The old established business of Newsagent, Stationer, etc., now being carried on by Mr. James Kelly, at Brook Street, Williamstown. OFFERS are invited (not later than 20tli inst) of a lump sum for the business as a going concern. A Schedule of the Stock and Book Debts can be seen by appointment at the Offices of Messrs. Harry Davies & Davies, Auctioneers & Accountants, 2 and 3, Taff Street, Pontypridd, or 20 and 22, Queen Street, Cardiff. 5061 CLOSE WORK. B Every stitch yoa take. «*erf 1 line of small print you read wider S unfavourable light conditions, is B adding to the load of strain which f will undermine the power of your 8 vision and make the constant wear- H ing of glasses an absolute necessity., g m Eye strain can eye pains and 8 distressing headaches, but eyestrain B is only a sign. If you wish to g make the best of your vision let as ■ examine your eyes and fit you with K glasses which will compensate for if short aightt g J. W. RICHARDS, Chemist and Optician, PANDY SQUARE, TONYPANDY. UTrech Gwlttil nag Arglwydd." EXCELSIOR BUiLDiNGS, DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tcnyp^ndv.
Editorial Notes. The meeting of the Rhondda Chambers of Trade and Ratepayers' Associations, held at Richards' Hall, Tonypandy, on Tuesday to deliberate upon the question of seeking Incorporation powers for the Rhondda, was significant that this ques- tion, so long thought of, and kept in restraint in the area of pious opinions, will now open upon a practical career of earnest and resolute purpose of realisa- tion. The Mid-Rhondda Chamber of Trade, excellently officered as it is, had invited three of the Merthyr Borough Councillors to address a meeting on the experience of Merthyr in respect to its achievement in securing Incorporation. They were three effective exponents of the success of that effort, and each of them delivered addresses; on the advan- tages of Incorporation with every evidence of conviction that the Merthyr triumph was one which had brought many benefits to that community without any draw- backs worthy of any serious consideration. They told a plain unvarnished tale of the opposition which they had met, parti- cularly from the County Authority of Glamorgan and some of our railway and kindred industrial authorities. Incor- poration means a measure of Home Rule government which no Urban Administra- tive Authority can claim, and when they proved beyond every doubt that the local expense under the new regime is, if any- thing, appreciably below the cost which was entailed under the limited powers of the Urban regime, the opposition at the meeting was practically of no serious dimensions. There is no disputing the fact that a Borough Council has immense superiority of powers over the Urban. Not only in this respect, but in status and dignity in the eye of the loan-giving people in London. A Borough Council can borrow more readily, and at the same time at a more reasonable rate of interest. Councillor J. D. Williams gave a very definite proof of this advantage. He related to the meeting his recent nego- tiations. in London when borrowing £ 300,000 for the Rhondda Waterworbs Scheme. Frequently he was asked if the Authority he represented was a County Borough, and he gave it as his deliberate opinion that if the Rhondda) at the time, had the status of a Borough, it would have negotiated that loan with a saving of £ 10,000. Councillor Simmons, Mer- thyr, who had been closely connected with the fighting experience of his native town in securiiig Incorporation, was both lucid and convincing in his statement to the meeting. He gave the disadvantages which were urged at the final stage before the House of Lords. We may feel assured that in the advocacy before the Lords, what was worth citing in opposition would not be neglected and certainly would be marshalled with all the forensic ability which the wealth of the opposition could command. And, after all, they were only a trinity of prophetic lamentations which the actual facts of to-day have proved false. What were they ? First. if Merthyr became incorporated it would have to pay in return to the Countv about £100,000 compensation adjustment. This has not come off, and really no court of law will sustain the claim. Of course, the second lamentation was that the rates would go up. But here again the argument was a forensic invention, while the last prophecy was silly enough to be disposed of on the spot; it was that Merthyr was not suit- able. Iiicorpot- t*on is of the people, a'ul not of the land. But the advantages were not dreamy castle-building. They were fact-, as sturdy as the promoters. When Incorporation is granted, the locality con- trols its affairs without the grandmotherly interference of a County Authority with Its centre far away from the people. All the money it wants it can raise and spend it as it is the wish of the people imme- diately concerned. It will cease to send handsome subscriptions to the County funds for the benefit of people in other parts of the county equally well off. Incorporation means control of the full educational course of the Rhondda future citizen, and not fractional privilege such as was recently offered in respect to the Evening Continuation Schools. In fact, this trifling instalment now in contem- plation by the County concedes the just- ness of the Rhondda claim to independent government in all matters, and certainly will be a good point to register when in the coming struggle the County opposition will have to be met. Again,, take the anomaly of the police government. They have to serve the Rhondda and financed by Rhondda funds, but have to be paid by a Committee half-privileged and half- representative, and not overmuch of either —a sort of a cross-comniittee hardly sensi- tive enough to be responsible to any people in particular. In Merthyr Borough, they have to-dav better manned staffs, and they pay better wages than under the old dispensation. The advantages are indis- putably overwhelming, and it is a pitiable fact that our District Council is so belated in realising the advantages. We trust that this meeting is a real start. It will not be the fault of Mr. John Rees, secre- tary of the Mid-Rhondda Chamber of Trade, if it lags. It was gratifying, too, to see that Treorchy, Pentre, Penygraig and Porth traders mean business in this matter. There are public meetings and public meetings. Most of them fizzle and have no record but a pleasant one-hour entertainment. We shall be mistaken if the meeting under our review does not make history in local self-government in the Rhondda. Welshmen must be excused if we dis- play more than ordinary enthusiasm over the doings of Mr. Lloyd George, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has succeeded, last week, in pleasing his friends by the complete discomfiture in which he has placed the opponents of the people. The Newcastle speech is an epoch one. He has talked straight to the ducal party, who only knew before the extravagance of flatterers and parasites. There is no doubt that by tradition there are a good number of the ordinary people who have unconsciously developed the habit of cringing to the high and mighty, and par- ticularly if such could command power of place and the good things of this world in a large way. The conduct of the Dukes, their long habituated methods of privilege, is our fault as much as theirs. We have acted through the centuries towards them serf-like, with the result that a revolution is declared when we change our ways. Public speaking under the new atmosphere created by opposition to the Budget is getting to mean the honest reflection in words of what the mind thinks and the heart feels. Mr. Lloyd George only repeats in England to English audiences what his Welsh fellow- countrymen have encouraged him to do. We have had too much verbal vesture on the English platform, and words have been used to hide more than reveal con- victions. We are no longer in the smooth- speaking atmosphere of the academic man, and the people must understand what you are driving at. Velvetty language in the emergence of the present crisis has no longer any effect. Indeed, the Tory Press is the introducer of the vulgar type of warfare. When baffled, as baffled they must always be when stifling the honesty of all plain arguments, it is they that have freely had resort to mud-slinging. The degradation of the Press came with the hireling scribes and generated by UP- holders of the Boer War. It is amusing, therefore, to see how they squirm when someone retorts on them in strong terms. Now the Newcastle speech has been the objective of all the combined epithets that the fertile vocabulary of an hireling scribe can trot out. But the Newcastle speech was not quite as hot in their way of thinking, as the Limehouse speech, though that speech will live in the acts of the people for many a long year. The last speech at Newcastle was not invective. "It dealt clearly and firmly, if also in a somewhat homely manner, with a situa- tion which calls for clear speaking." With- out arraigning individuals, it challenged a system which needed to be challenged, by arguments and illustrations under- standed of the people, and by a man who knew what armoury of thinking they pos- sessed. There was no going behind this powerful speech, and the fact is proved to the hilt when as yet the opposition Press have not attempted to answer the arguments. Mr. Lloyd George is, there- fore, another on the roll of our political history hated by the Tory Press. To-day, one would think from its columns that all the concentrated villainies of the ages had found lodgment in the breasts of Liberal statesmen. The Daily Telegraph," an- other turncoat Press, makes heroes of Gladstone, Bright, and Chamberlain of the Radical days. The sport of the incident is that what they say of Lloyd George to-day, they said of those men once. Dis- honest folks have very short memories. However, Lloyd George will be undeterred. He knows Nid aur pobpeth melyn." The meetings of the Welsh Baptist Union which will be held at Noddfa, Treorchy, next week are looked forward with the most pleasurable anticipations, not only by the Baptists themselves, but
r" ..1 Your Eyes-are Your Wage %■- Earners. y Anything short of perfect vision diminishes the earning powers. In 1 these days of rush and worry good eyesight is an absolute necessity. 1 It will probably be money in your pocket to have them attended to now W. P. CARYL, F.S.M ♦ C'. > testing Specialist, I 16, High Street, Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, Swansea. (Between High Street and St. John's Square.)
Head Covered with Sores. DOCTORS MARVEL AT A GREAT ZAM-BUK CURE. The wonderful way Zam-Buk cured a child's ringworm brought unstinted praise from the hospital doctors who had the case in hand. Mrs. Thompson, of 157F, Guinness Buildings, Vauxhall, London, S.E., gives us these interelsting factlSi: When my little girl was two years old, a dark-looking sore, the size of a penny, came on the crown of her head. The doctor told me it was ringworm which Florrie had contracted from some other girl. The ringworm spread all over Florrie's head, despite the doctor's treat- ment, which I carefully followed. Other ointments .1 also tried, but they were all powerless to check the spread of the disease. I got alarmed and took Florrie to St. Thomas' Hospital. I was told there that the ringworm would take months to cure, and only then by the use of the X-rays. For 12 months I took Florrie daily to the hospital, where she underwent the X-ray treatment for 20 minutes each day. This brought away the hair and left a, patch of scurf on every spot treated, until the child's head was completely bald. A thick coating of scurf settled on the girl's scalp. This scurf obstinately refused to come away, though the hospital doctors tried all manner of treatments. As I was worrying about my little girl one day I remembered that mv late husband, who was a carpenter, had often spoken enthusiastically about Zam-Buk and had always carried a box about with him. I therefore got some Zam-Buk, and smeared the balm all over Florrie's scalp. The scurf began to loosen and come away so noticeably that the doctors ex- pressed great surprise at this sudden im- provement in what they regarded as a very obstinate case. I continued to use Zam-Buk, which completely removed the scurf and brought Florrie a clear and healthy scalp in a manner that astonished the hospital people. Florrie's hair grew again, and to-day she has a beautiful head of healthy, glossy hair. while her scalp is as sweet and clean as a babe's." Just that same benefit Zam-Buk was to the Thompson family it may also be to yours. Nothing can resist the healing forces stored up in a handy box of Zam- Buk.
Rhondda Naturalists' Society. The ninth annual meeting of the above Society was held on Tuesday of last week at Collier's Restaurant. In the absence of the president, the Rev. Canon Lewis. the chair was taken by Major Dyke. The balance sheet disclosed a most flourishing condition of affairs, there being an in- crease in membership of 20 over the pre- vious year. The number of members up to date is 331. The president-elect of the Society is Mr. E. Edwards, M.E., Ton. Mr. H. Harris, Church Villa, has again been re-elected (secretary. An excellent series of lectures has been arranged, the first of which takes place on October 19th next at the Workmen's Hall, when Cap- tain W. J. P. Benson will lecture on The West Indies and the Spajiish Main."
Penygraig Free Church Council A meeting of the above Council was held on Friday evening at Nazareth Chapel, Williamstown, the Rev. Emrys Jones (W.), Penygraig, presiding. The Council has been successful in securing the Rev. Thomas Phillips, B.A., Bloomsbury, London, to visit Penygraig on December 2nd. A sermon will be delivered by him in the afternoon and a lecture in the evening. The popular Saturday evening concerts will be continued during the winter under the auspices of the Council. The first of the series will be given in Dinas on Saturday evening, November 6tli. It was resolved to extend an invitation to the two Baptist Chapels in the district -Soar and Seion—and to Tabor, the new Congregational cause, to join the Council.
Clydach Vale. Sir John Rhys, Principal of Jesus Col- lege, Oxford, lectured to a large audience at Gosen Chapel, Clydach Vale, on Thurs- day last, on Hanes Boreuol y Cymry ("Early History of the Welsh"). Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas (Stipendiary magis- trate) presided.
Miss Ruth Vincent as 'Veponique.' Mr. Messenger's delightful comic opera, Ii Veronique," will be the attraction at the New Theatre, Cardiff, next week, by Mr. George Dance's principal company, including Miss Ruth Vincent the popular English light opera prima donna, in her original part, Helene de Solange," as played by her over 501 times at the Apollo Theatre, London. Veronique" was originally produced in Paris on December 10th, 1908. On Ma" 5th, 1903, it was played at the Coronet Theatre, London, for a short season by a French company. It was such a success that it- was trans- lated into English by Mr. Hy. Hamilton, with lyrics by Lillian Elder and Percy Greenbank, and put on at the Apollo with Miss Ruth Vincent in the title role on May 18th, 1904. The opera has an abun- dance of fun, and its incidents are a con- tinuous study of elegant colouring and artistic grouping. The whole of dresses and hats have been specially copied from prints of the period if King Louis Philippe, and the whole mounting is in Mr. George Dance's best style and on a gorgeous scale.
This space is reserved for the "MANNING" (Trade Mark) HERBAL OINTMENT. C'UUE FOR CANCER, &c. MANNINA is made up in three different strengths as No. 1. Full. Cancer, &c., cure., at 2/9, 4/6, and 8/6 per pot. No. II. Medium. For all poisoned tvounds, at l/H, 2/9, and 4/6 per pot. No. III. Mild. For all skin diseases, at lilt, 2/9, and 4/6 per pot. 2, It is sold by the following Dispensing Chemists: J. DAVIES. 14, Dunraven Street, Tonypandy T. DAVIE B idge Pharmacy Porth D. E. DAVIES, Treorchy. l EMRYS EVANS, Abprdare. OLIVER DAVIES, Milt SGreet, Pontypridd D GEORGE, 153, Bute Sfcrest Treherbert DAVID GEORGE, M.R.P.S., Ph. C,, Central Drug Stores, Pentre. Or can be obtained direct from the Sole Proprietors: THE MANNINA HERBAL OINT. MENT COMPANY, Main Street. Fishguard. Note.—Please write for free "Booklet." 3580
Hockey. Treorchy met Llangynwyd in a friendly on the Ystradfechan Field on Saturday, before a good gate. Play was exciting during the first half, Treorchy asserting themselves in unusual fashion. W. D. Jenkins netted three times for Treorchy, Dr. Armstrong and T. D. Thomas once each. Llangynwyd retired "pointless." Llew. Thomas (captain) played with his usual ability, while Dr. Armstrong and Jenkins were exceedingly valiant. Next Saturday, Treorchy will play POntygwaith at home. The match arranged between Ponty- gwaith and Pentre on the latter's ground at Ystrad resulted in a splendid victory for the homesters by six goals to nil. The score of three goals in each half of play about represents the superiority of the homesters, whose attack was instigated by the brothers Richards, and warmly sup- ported by every one of the team. Next Saturday, the Pentre team play Llanishen.
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by every section of our Free Churches in the Rhondda. The fraternal greeting of all religious communities will be heartily extended, as the denomination stands in the front rank among all Christian workers for a potent agency of widespread influence in all good work which aims at and fosters the ameliorative condition of the people. The meetings, too, will be made the more remarkable in the history of the country, for it will witness for the first time the presidency of a Free Church Undeb by one of its own laymen, who also holds the most high and distinguished position of Chancellor of the Exchequer of the British Government. Thfs is, indeed, an epoch-making event, and one that not only in Wales but throughout the length and breadth of the Empire the fact will be noted as remarkable and note- worthy. The years are not long passed when it was a rare event to see a Non- conformist occupying the position of an] ordinary membership of Parliament, and particularly for any division of the Prin- cipality. But at these meetings the great outstanding fact will be that by far the best known Parliamentarian of the day will be the Chairman of the Welsh Bap- tist Union for the year. The Baptists of Wales enjoy the domestic pleasure and pride that one of their own particular faith and religious tradition holds to-day the pre-eminent position in the Treasury of the Empire, and that he still is humble enough to take his position with the homely affection and loyalty of the simplest layman in the land. But the Right Hon. Lloyd George, though a Bap- tist faithful and true, still is the idol of his particular nation without distinction of creed and the hope of the democracy of the whole realm. Such are the respon- sibilities of his high office thafT his stay amongst the people of the Rhondda must be very limited next week, and Monday will be made the more memorable by the shortness of the public time at his dis- posal. The concentration of interest and enthusiasm in consequence will be historic in its intensity of hospitality and wel- come. Noddfa Chapel, though grandly accommodating for more than ordinary occasions., will utterly fail to meet the desires of the thousands of friends that will converge Treorchy-wards next Mon- day. The meetings of the delegates will also afford local illustrations to the ardent rank and file members of the denomina- tion what splendid equipment a voluntary community of workers can attain by prac- tical co-operation. The new Noddfa Hall, which will be opened, will be a refreshing inspiration to the jaded and disheartened in less fortunate districts. At Treorchy, and housed in the Noddfa building, they will witness every provision for the social and religious requirements of a large population with souls to save and welfare to sustain. We venture to think that few Free Churches in the Principality can show a more excellent provision than that at present completed at Noddfa. The institutional principle of Church promo- tion has been achieved, and the precedent at Treorchy, we trust, will quicken others if endowed with stalwart enthusiasm to go and do likewise. Noddfa. and Dr. Morris have been unconsciously alter- native terms for well-nigh forty years. The name of Dr. Morris is household in the country, and specifically in the Rhondda. Not only has he bestowed his great organising tensity in the building of his great church—building and people —but lie has never been wanting as a good soldier of the Cross from all struggles and warfare making; for a better Rhondda. He gave some of the finest years of his life to the cause of Education; with Tem- perance and other righteous causes for liberty, political and social, he has always held a General's rank in the fight. It is. therefore, singularly appropriate that in one of the series of meetings the Baptists of the Rhondda should signalise their gratitude and appreciation by the pre- sentation of an address to "him. We rejoice in the fact, and felicitate those who have initiated the gracious intention. r