THE INQUIRY INTO THE WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT. So, the inquiry into the working of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act is to be con- ducted by three royal commissioners,and the regular tug of war" is anticipated between the supporters and opponents of the act. The Western Mail Commissioner, whose report has undoubtedly brought about the inquiry, will have done excellent service to his country if the agitation now fairly set on foot results in the repeal of the bona fide traveller clause which weakens the operation of the Act in such a populous and somewhat peculiarly situated d strict as ours. The geography of the Rhondda Valley is unsuitable to the bona fide traveller clause, but suits the bona fld,3 (?) traveller himself admirably. We do not question the main features of the Western Mail Com- missioner's report, but we do out a^tve with the conclusion arrived at. Lord Aberdare and the Western Mail say that because the Act is vi dated it should be repealed we say it should be made more stringent. The Customs Acts are violated, and,of course,they create smugglers, because, if there were no duties to pay, smuggling would be unneces- sary but would Lord Aberdare say that the Customs Acts should be repealed ? The law which forbids stealing is constantly violated, but would his lordship cite the fact as an argument for the repeal of that law ? -0-- a
!P' m c: i •? Tc"r *•■ ■" «»-' Jr ? £ t- J"" 'or I 93, TAPF-STREET, PONTYPRIDD. IJ I !>?/,» sir; Mi 7 ■" r I • ? .-1 '■ 1 I *ft? 'ci- y *• -• • ..« f V' £ *• • j i s' ?■ t —— — ———— ——— ———— JOHN EVANS & COMPANY, C RESPECTFULLY BEG TO ANNOUNCE THA.T THEY ARE NOW RECEIVING f' í, ? t v ■ .(' ? J: t 'MT LARGE PARCELS OF NEW GOODS f • V • 4> J Witt .-Stf*. ft «<• T ■ l'> FOR THE • ..u* SPRING AND SUMMER SEASONS ""<f Æ' — • (. An Early Inspection Solicited. i., I r,. 1. ■ '• < I „v. A V T I. ■ .I. — I TRAPNELL & CANE, COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, 35 & 38, Queen-street, CARDIFF, Hold immeLse Stocks of every requisite for completely furnishing, at a short notice, houses of any size. TRAPNELL AND GA HE, FOR BEDSTEADS, Over 50 designs in all sizes to select from. The Invincible Bedsteads, full size with two brass rails, gold ornamentation, 12s 6d; and the "Challenge, a massive bedstead, at 23* 6d., are made specially for us, and cannot be obtained elsewhere-Best value in Cardiff. TRAPNELL AND GANE, FOR BEDDING A large stock in special department of guaranteed purity, Fall Pize Wool Bed, Bolster, and two Pillows, 8s 6d. Full size Spring Mattresses, 17s 6d each. Full size Feather Bed, 32s 6d. TRAPNELL & GANE, FOR •DINING AND DRAWING-BOOM SUITES Â larger selection than any other firm, at n prices ranging from £ 3 15s Od., to 40 guineas. AS?@ FOR BEDROOM SUITES, FENDEflS. FIREIRONS, LINOLEUM, FLOORCLOTH, CARPETS, RUGS, CURTAINS, and every requisite for furnishing. All goods marked in Plain Figures, so that purchasers may compare our prices with other firms. See ad vt. en Front Page of this Paper. TRAPNELL AND CANE, The Noted House Furnishers, 35 & 38, Queen Street, CARDIFF. And at Bristol.] [Established 70 years. SILOAM, GYFEILLON. CYNELIR EISTEDDFOD YN Y CAPEL CCHOD ■ DYDD GWENER GRUGLITH, 1889. LLYWYDD- COUNCILLOR WALTER H. MORGAN. PRIF DDARN— I'r Cor, heb fod dan 30 o nifer, a gano yn oren yr ALthem, "Dyddiau Dyn sydd fel Glaswelltyn," Gwobr zC,5, a Baton hardd i'r Arweinydd Buddogol. I Yn yr hwyr bydd perfformiad o'r kntata,Charles o'r Ba/a.l J > dan lywyddiaeth y Parch. Hugh P. Jones, Porth. +rjaksmtmz-. Caerphilly Castle Eisteddfod, WHIT-MONDAY. JUNE 10th, 1889. 1'HIS EISTEDDFOD, under Distinguished i. Patronage, (and by the kind permission of Lord Bute), will be held in the far-famed ruins of Caerphilly Castle, on the above date. PRESIDENT :-MAJOR JONES (American Consul.) Vice-Presidents—Dr. J. Llewellyn, J.P., Henry Anthony, Esq., J.P., E. M. M. Corbett, Esq., and J. S. Corbett, Esq., Caerphilly. Adjudicators-Dr Parry, Mr Tom Price, A.C. Dafydd Morganwg, Mr Waugh, M.A. "Thanks be to God," £ 40; "Molwch yr Arglw- ydd," tlO: Brass Band—"Athalie War March," £ 14 "Comrades in Arms," JE5 Children's choir, JE4; Solos, £1 each; Poetry, Needlework, Drawing, &c. Programmes, three half-pence by post. I D. WILLIAMS, SEC., Caerphilly. FOR SALE, A ST. BERNARD DOG "RUFUS," 3t Years Old. GOOD HOUSE DOG, AND FOND OF CHILDREN. Can be seen at VERNON HOUSE, TYFICA TERRACE, PONTYPRIDD. OFFERS WANTED. The Best and Cheapest Shop for Groceries and Provisions is THE Town Supply Stores, p V FRESH SUPPLY of Carmarthen Butter every weak; also nice selection of Caerphilly Cheese; Home cured & Wiltshire Bacon always in stock mild and lean Hams, large stock of Tin (; oods, Jams, Marmalade, Preserves, and Pickles at the very lowest prices; splendid Flour, at 2s., 2s. 2d., very best 2s. 4d.; Teas at Is. 4d., Is. 6d, and 2s. Agent for the Pure Ceylon Yea Co., London. One Trial secures your regular custom. THE TOWN SUPPLY STORES, 76, Ta^-street, Pontypridd, T. W. JONES, Proprietor. THE EXPLOSIVES ACT, 1875. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE 1'4 COTTON POWDER COMPANY, Limited, intend to apply to Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, in and for the County of Glamorgan,acting for the Division of Pontypridd, in the said County of Glamorgan, at their Special Petty Sessions of the Peace, to be held within the said Division, at the Police Court, in the Town of Pontypridd,in the said County, on Wednesday, Seventeenth day of April next, at 12 o'clock at noon, for their assent to the establishment of a Magazine for the Storage of Mixed Explosives, to be erected by the appli- cants at Gelliwion, near Pontypridd, in the Parish of Llantrisant, in the said County, in accordance with the Plan and Specification approved by one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and which Plan and bpecmcation has been de- posited, and will remain so deposited, for the term of one calendar month from the date hereof, for the inspection of all persons interested, at the Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Pontypridd, in the said County, where due notice of any objection must be given seven clear days before the day fixed for the hearing, to the said Justices, as also to the applicants, such notice to signify the persons' in- tention to appear and object, together with their name, address, and calling, and a short statement of the grounds of their objection. Dated this 13th day of March, 1889, For the Cotton Powder Company, Limited, L. L. BEVAN, SECBETABY. 162a, Qoeen Victoria Street, London, E.C. 'S LOOK OTJT LOOK OUT II-For Mari Gruffydd's I racy Welsh-English articles on popular subjects, see the present and future issues of the CHBONICLE. WANTED a good strong GENERAL SER- VANT.—Appiy to Mrs EVANS, Junction Hotel, Aberdare Junction. T° BE LET.—A COMFORTABLE RESI- -T DENCE, within a few minutes' walk of the Station. Garden and Stable.-Apply Walter H Morgan, Pontypridd. FREEHOLD BUILDING GROUND. T°.BE LET OR SOLD, Very desirable 1 FREEHOLD BUILDING GROUND, well adapted for Villa Residencies, having a frontage to Court House Street. Also BUILDING GROUND for COTTAGES fronting Brewery Road. Apply to HENRY HOPKINS. Fairlawn, Pontypridd. COWBRIDGE ANNUAL EISTEl) DFOD. WHIT MONDAY, Jane loth, 1889. CONDUCTOR: W. ABRAHAM, Esq., M.P, (Mabon). ADJUDICATOR (Singing): D. JENKINS, Esq:, Mus. Bac. CHIEF PRIZE.—To the Choir not less than 60 m number, that will best render Worthv is the Lamb.' Prize £ 25, and £ 1 each to the Conductor of the unsuccessful Choirs. .Ma!e PaJty' not less than 35 number, £ 7 (Dr Parry ) 6r Monks War Song." Prize l, PRPGRAMMES are now ready, and can be had at the usual price. JOHN DAVIES, Hon. Sec., Cowbridge. THE SOUTH WALES UNION BANK, LIMITED. A °l1^8 BANK will be opened very n. shortly at Pontypridd, under the manage- Manager Morgan B- Williams, the District By Order of the Board, T. R. R. DAVISON, Dated 19th March, 1889. Gmeri" Manager' E-1 THE ACADEMY, 20A, MORGAN STREET, PONTYPRIDD. E. Dunmor Edwards, M.A. MASTER. PUPILS Specially Prepared at a Moderate Cost 1 for Commercial Pursuits, Colleges, London University, Matriculation, Preliminary Law Medical, and Pharmaceutical Examinations, &c! TFRA™ER COMMENCES Monday, APKIL 1st. 1-hKMS, (fee., for Day Scholars and Private Pupils, may be had on application. Pupils, may be had on application. — Pontypridi, Flower Show. A PUBLIC MEETING TN connection with the above Show, will be held -L at the TOWN-HALL RESTAURAUNT, At 8.30 p.m., on MONDAY NEXT, APRIL 8th 1889, for the purpose of FORMING A COM- MITTEE to work out the same. J. E. SPICKETT, CONVENER. Pontypridd Local Boardj Election. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— ij I beg to thank you most sincerely for having re-elected me for the second time as one of your representatives for the Town Ward at the Ponty- pridd Local Board, and assure you that I will continue to do my best to foster your interests to the best of my ability and judgment. I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours truly, T tj -D DAYID ROWLAND. Ty'r Bont, Pontypridd, April 4th, 1889. TOWN HALL, PO-IITYPRIDII). f FOUR NIGHTS ONLY, Commencing Monday, April 2th, 1889. FIRST appearance of the CHARMING YOUNG ACTRESS Miss Maggie Morton and her world renowned "C A S T E" COM PAN Y. Monday. "Caste." Tuesday "Mamma." Wednesday "School." Thursday Ours." Full String Band Chorus. Solo soprano, Miss Georgina Barlee. Tenor Mr Goe. E. Bellamy. Comic Singer Mr John Halifax. I Prices 3s, 2s, Is, and 6d.. Doors open at 7.30, overture by Miss Morton's band at 8. Plan, Tickets and Circulars, at Mr Key's. TOWN HALL, TONYPANDY, On Friday, & Saturday Evenings, 12th & 13th The above company will perform "CASTE "AND "SCHOOLS Pontypridd Local Board ] t ELECTION. } > TO THE ELECTORS OF No. 2 OR GRAIG WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, -Lj) Allow me to thank you sincerely for the kind support you have given in electing me member of the above Board by so large a majority. I trust that by strict attention to the duties of the Board, I shall prove myself worthy of the confidence you have reposed in me. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, MAJOR HAGUE. Danygraig House, Pontppridd, April 2nd, 1889. PONTYPRIDD LOCAL BOARD ELECTION, TO THE ELECTORS OF THE RHONDDA A WARD. -,u, 4- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Ij I tender you my sincere thanks for having, despite the endeavours put torth by my opponents to prevent my being returned as your Member, elected me at the head of the poll by euch a magnificent majority and I can assure you that no effort on my part shall be wanting to prove that the confidence you have reposed in me has not been misplaced. Yours truly, PATRICK GOWAN. PONTYPOOL, MOVMOUrHSHIRE. TO BREWERS, FELLMONGERS, AND OTHERS. Very Important Sale of a FREEHOLD HOTEL and other VALUABLE BUSINESS PREMISES. MR THOMAS PARRY will OFFER FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the CROWN HOTEL, PO'NTY- POOL, on TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH, 1889, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in the following or such other Lots as may be determined upon at the Time of Sale, and subject to such Conditions as shall be there and then read :— LOT 1.—All that very Commodious, Old-estab- lished,and well-known COMMERCIAL, FAMILY and POSTING HOTEL, known as the Crown Hotel, situate in George-street, Pontypool, with the spacious and convenient Banquetting-room and Billiard-room, together with the Tap adjoin- ing, where a good business is done, and large yard and extensive range of Stabling, Coach-houses, and Outbuildings, and for many years in the occupa- tion of Mr David Walters as yearly tenant from the 25th of December, at j6200 per annum, ex- clusive of the lofts over the stabling, which are let to the tenant of Lot 5, at £15 per annum. The greater portion of the premises are of freehold I tenure, but a small part is copyhold of the Manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn. 11 LOT 2.—All that PIECE OF COPYHOLD LAND, with Stabling and Slaughter-house erected thereon, at the rear of Lot 1, and now in the occu- pation of Mr Richard Lloyd as yearly tenant from the 1st September, at the annual rent of JE16. LOT 3.-All that COPYHOLD SHOP, DWELL- ING-HOUSE, and PREMISES adjoining the Crown Tap, and situate in George-street aforesaid. This lot is in the occupation of Mr M. Hogan, painter and paper-hanger, as yearly tenant, from the 1st May, at the annual rent of £ 35. LOT 4.-All that COPYHOLD SHOP, DWELL- ING HOUSE, and PREMISES adjoining next to Lot 3, and situate in George-street aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Mr Francis Jones as yearly tenant from the 24th June, at the annual rent of £25. LOT 5.-All that COPYHOLD PRIVATE DWELLING HOUSE, with very extensive PREMISES in the rear, specially built and adapted for the business of a Fellmonger and Woolstapier, and where a large business has been very successfully carried on for many years by Mr Arnold Bevan, and since by his son, the pre- sent tenant. Rental, £75 per annum. Possession will be given to the purchaser of this Lot on the 29th September next. The Property comprised in the above Lots covers an area of about 1,801 square yards, is well situ- ated in the centre of the town, at the junction of two roads to the populous coal and iron districts of Pontnewynydd, Abersychan, and Blaenavon, and from the position and shape it is particularly well adapted for a Brewery anW wholesale Wine and Spirit business, in addition to the hotel, and the extensive street improvement to be carried out will greatly enhance the value of the property. For further particulars, plans, and conditions of sale, apply to the Auctioneer, at his office, Albany-chambers, Commercial Street, Newport, or to MESSRS EDWARDS & LE BRASSEUR, Solicitors, Pontypo'ol, and Albany-chambers, Newport. 22nd March, 1889. rTHE MOST SENSIBLE MAN in thia District WILL CLEAR HIS NEXT WEEK'S EX- PENSES, PUT 95 BANK OF ENGLAND NOTE IN HIS POCKET, and assist any charitable object which may be at the mom- ent appealing to his generous instincts. See WEDNESDAY'S TRADE, FINANCE and RECREATION," a weekly Newspaper for Everybody.—All Newsagents and Railway Bookstalla, Id., or post free lid.—35, Mark Lane, London, E C.
NEWS FROM STANLEY. At last, a letter has been received from the intrepid Welshman, H. M. Stanley, describ- ing his marvellous adventures and the hardships he has undergone, but giving satisfaction to his fellow-countrymen—for where is the Cymro who does not take an interest in Stanley ?—that he is alive and as plucky as ever. 0--
PONTYPRIDD AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL. This has been almost a stereotyped heading in Ðar columns for some weeks past, and we are proud of the fact that the agitation for bringing the County Council to Pontypridd was first started in the Chronicle. The County Council met here on Monday, and the lengthy report of the proceedings which we now publish shows that the movement in favour of Pontypridd has to a great extent, been successful. Thanks to the advocacy of Alderman W. H. Morgan, and Councillors Hopkins and Roberts, Pontypridd and Neath are now the county towns of Glamor- gan, Cardiff had its champions, some of the strongest of whom were quietly moving in the back-ground, and it was deemed ad. visable to amalgamate the forces of Ponty- piidd and Neath hence the result. Tine, the period fixed is only one year, but it will be sufficient to give us an opportunity of showing what the townspeople can do. Most people in these days have some idea of the legal value of "possession let us simply strengthen our position, bearing in mind the motto "Prior tempore, prior jure." I
LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE PONTYPRIDD. THE Rev G. G. Cule, of Ferndale, has accepted the invitation to the pastorate of the Temple English Baptist Church, Pontypridd, and will commence his ministry on Sunday, May 5th. MISS MåGGIE MORTON'S "CASTE" COMPANY.—The charming yoang actress, Miss Maggie Morton, and her world renowned "Caste" company, will pay a visit to this town next week, and will give performances at the Town Hall for four nights, commencing Mon- day. Miss Morton has the sole right to play through- out Wales the celebrated series "Caste," "School," "Oars," "Mamma," &c., and we are sure the represen- tations of them at Pontypridd will be witnessed by many hundreds. The company bring with them a splendid Stage Orchestral String Band, which will be heard free at noon on Monday. They also bring five tons_ of gorgeous scenery, costumes, and stage appliances. The "Caste" company is claimed to be appliances. The "Caste" company is claimed to be one of the best that ever visited this town. Ou Friday and Saturday evenings the same company will visit the Pablic Hall, Tonypandy. MEETING OF WOKKMEN.—At a. mass meeting of the colliers employed at the Great Western Colliery, held al Pontypridd on Monday, under the presidency of Mr J. Kemp, the following resolution, on the motion of Mr John Evans, seconded by Mr John Joseph, and supported by Messrs John Thomas and Edwin Williams, was unanimously agreed to:—"That this meeting, representing 1,100 miners employed at the Great Western Colliery, Rhondda Valley, views with regret the unjustifiable course taken by Lord Aber- dare and Mr Justice Grantham on the Sanday-closing question; it is unanimously in favour of the con- tinuance of the present Sunday-closing Act in Wales, believing that it requires only a proper and impartial administration to become still moie successful; and that we hail with delight the proposal to hold an inquiry as to its operation, being fully convinced that this will lead to the abolishing of the much-abused bona fide traveller clause, and to the strenthening of the Act still further in the direction of totally pro- hibiting the Bale of intoxicating liquors on the Lord's DJoY." MR PATRICK GOWAN AND HIS ELECTION.—la the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, on Tuesday—before Mr Justice Denman and Mr Jus- tice Stephen, sitting as a divisional court—Mr Lewis Coward said he hid to move ex parte Patrick Gowan, a candidata for a seat on the Pontypridd Local Board' for relief tinder theMunicipal Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act. The learned counsel said Mr Gowan was a publican, and he was seeking election that day for the local board. He appeared to have held some meetings on licensed premises. He was entirely ignorant that the Municipal Corporations (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act of 1884 applied to an election under the Public Health Act. He had made an affidavit that he did not hire the rooms, that he had paid for no liquor, and that no meeting was held at his own house.—Mr Justice Denman: Is not this the first case in which a candidate for this sort of office has had to apply to the court for relief ?—Mr Coward believed it was.—Mr Jnstice Denman: The application for relief is granted as asked for.—Mr Lewis Coward, the counsel who appeared in support of the application, was instructed by Messrs Walter H. Morgan and Rhys, solicitors, Pontypridd. LLANTWIT FARDRE SCHOOL BOARD.-The montnly meeting of the above board was held on Tuesday afternoon, at the Graig School, Pontypridd, when there wera»present: Mr James Richards (chairman), Mr D. Leysnon (vice-chairman), Rev. Father Ashby, Rev. E. Rees, Messrs J. Roberts, D. Bryant, and H. Morgan: with Mr H. S. Davies, clork.—A letter WAS Morgan: with Mr H. S. Davies, olork.-A letter WAS read from the Education Department, returning the draft plan of the proposed extension of Treforest School, and approving of the same. It was resolved thai the architect (Mr T. R. Phillips) be instructed thai the architect (Mr T. R. Phillips) be instructed to prepare detailed plans in accordance with the draft and that he be paid for his services 5 per cent, on the amount of contract, the supply of a bill of quantities being inclusive. IMPORTANT TO LADIES.—MADAME WORTH'S celebrated GUINEA CORSETS (Black 25s.) may be obtained from her Agents, JOHN Fov dB AND Co., PoNTTPBIDPv YNYSYBWL. The wage dispute at the Mynachdy Colliery terminated on Monday, the men's demand for an increase of 7 t per cent. to date from the 1st of April, being conceded by Mr Dan Thomas, the proprietor. Great satisfaction is felt as to the result. ONE BOX OF CLARKE'S B 41 PILLS is war- ranted to cure all discharges from the Urinary Organs, in either sex (acquired or constitutional), Gravel and Pains in the Back. Guaranteed free from Mercury. Sold in Boxes 4s. 6d. each, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors; or sent for sixty stamps by the makers, The Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Co., Lincoln. Wholesale, Barclay & Sons, Farringdon St., and all the Wholesale Houses. TREORKY. SAD FATALITY.—About ten a.m. on Tuesday a young man named Gomer James, employed with his father in a heading at the Park Colliery, the property of the Ocean Colliery Company, was instantaneously killed by a huge stone, weighing about two tons, which fell from the roof whilst he was engaged filling rubbish into the tram. His father hid only just left the spot, and wag notching a post to erect it under the stone when the accident occurred. It seemed he had earnestly begged of his unfortunate son to accompany him or go away from the dangerous place. The em. ployees ceased operations immediately the sad affair became known. ) SELLING OFF! SELLING OFF!! G. Oliver's Great Annual Clearance Sale of Boots and Shoes will commence on Saturday, at 85, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD. FERNDALE. COLLIERY MAMAGERS' CERTIFICATES.—Mr Richard Jones, Lake-street, was successful at the recent examination at Cardiff in obtaining a first-class certificate of competency as colliery manager. A REAL TREAT FOR BREAKFAST.—Harris' MILD CURED BACON. Try it. 75, Taff Street, Ponty- pridd. YNYSHIR. MINING.—Mr George Goldsworthy, nreman at the StandFtrd Colliery, Ynyshir, has received from the Home Secretary a oolliery manager's sacond- class certificate, as a result of the recent exami- nation. COLLIERY MANAGERS' EXAMINATION.—At the recent examination, Mr Lewis Hughes, night over. man at the Standard Colliery, obtained a first-class certificate of competency, having obtained a oer- tificate of service. HAFOD. ACCIDENTAL DEATH.—An inquest was held at the Vaughan's Arms Hotel on Monday, respecting the death of a boy, six years of age, who met with an accident on the Coedcae incline. Several coal trams passed over his leg. The verdict returned was Accidental death." COLLIERY MANAGERS' GEHTIFICATES.—At the recent examination at Cardiff, the following candidates succeeded in satisfying the examiners as to their competency:—First Class Managers' Certificates, Messrs Thomas Williams, Overman, and Peter Allen, Collier second class Under Managers' Certificates, Messrs Charles Lewis, colliert and Edward Powell, fireman. All are employed at the Lewis' Merthyr Collieries, and they were prepared for examination by Mr J. Mancel Lewis, of that colliery. No M'JRE DEAF.—Nicholson's Patented Artificial Ear Drums cure Deafness and Noises in the Head in all stages. 132 page Illustrated Book, with full des- cription. free.—Address J. H. Nicholson, 21, Bedford Sauare. Lcndon. W.G. YSTRAD RHONDDA. LAWN TENNIS CLUB.-rhe annual general meeting of the abjve olub was held on Tuesday evening last, waen the following ware elected officers for the ensuing seaoon :—President, Mr E. W. Lewis vice-president, Mr W. Johu captain Mr G. Rosser Evans vice-captain, Mr Tom John hon, treasure, Captain Istanoe; h jn. secretary, Mr David 'Richards, 4. Artbur-street, Tatrad Rhondda. PRECAUTION$ND WARNING.—Ask for Cadbnry's Cocoa. See that you have not been induced to accept an imitation, and be careful to avoid FOREIGN Cocoas, sold as pure, which are adulterated with alkali. This may be detected by the dark color, and the scent when a tin is first opened. TONYPANDY. A meeting of liouse-coal workmen was held at the National Schoolroom, Mr C. C. Cook being dhairman. The Chairman pointed out some of the advantages of the present sliding scale.- Mr William Morgan, Blaenclydach, followed, and after several other speakers had expressed their views on the present state of affairs, the following resolution was unanimously passed :—"That in the opinion of this meeting the time has now arrived when we, as house-coal workmen, should insist upon a separate scale and that we insist upon a return of the large percentage we lost in the first scale arrangements, as previous to 1876 there was 4d per ton allowance in the No. 3 vein for cutting bottom, being extra work to the steam coal." It was also agreed to hold separate meet- ings at each colliery this week to discuss the agenda for the Aberdare meeting. HOME SWEET HOMB.—The sweetest houses in this town are those where Hudson's Soap is in daily use. It leaves no smell. Ia quick, safe, and sweet. Splendid for washing Flannels and Woollen Underclothing. Sold everywhere. For Family use in Dozens and Half-Dozens, also in 141b. and 28Jb. boxes. MOUNTAIN ASH. SINKING OPERA I IONS.—Sinking operations,instituted by Messrs Nixon, Mountain Ash, have been com- menced in Cwm Cynon field, near Penrhiwceiber, with the object of opening up the No. 3 Seam ia locality. The workings will possibly communicate with Forest Level and Glyngwyn Level when they are developed. LOCAL BOARD.-At the meeting on Monday of the Mountain Ash Local Board of Health Mr Morgan Morgan presiding, a report was presented by the committee appointed to confer with the surveyor with respect to the proposed road from Penrhiwceiber to Whith Thorn, near Aberdare Junction, a distance of li mile, and a route of considerable importance. The committee unan- imously recommended that the proposal be adopt- ed, and that immediate steps be taken to obtain the co-operation of the landowners in and through the land whereon it was proposed to construct the road. The report was agreed to. In his annual report, the Medical Officer stated that in 1888 there were 548 births and 252 deaths. Basing his calculations upon an estimated population of 16,126, this gave a birth rate of 32-9 per 1,000 and a death-rate of 15-6 per 1,000. JAMS JAMS I JAMS !—A large assortment of Jams and Bottled Fruits ot the best makers. Always in Stock. Special line, 21b Jar of Pure Jam, at Harris, 75, Taff Street, Pontypridd. BT. JOHN'S AMBULANCE.—At the Church In- stitute, Mountain Ash, on Monday night, Lady Aberdare distributed the certificates gained by the students of the St. John's Ambulance Classes. The Rev B. Lloyd, vicar, presided. Lady Aber- dare distributed the certificates to the following students:—Messrs George Harland (stationmas- ter), Edward Charles, Charles H. Carpenter George Lloyd (the secretary), James Jones (goods checker), Alfred J. Evans, Edward Lancy David Evans, John Ashill, David Davies J. Griffith Jones, Dan Price, police-constables W. W. Wines, Edward King, Edward Martin, w! Edmunds, W. Metcalfe, Messrs F. G. Church, C. Brooks, J. C. Bluett, Henry Burgess, Albert E* Evans, Edward George Danger.* TREHERBBRT. I U COLLIERY ACCIDENT.-On Monday evening a sad accident occurred at Treherbert, resulting in the death of Edward Mainwaring, surface foieman at the Ynysfeio Colliery. It appears that the deceased had taken two friends, hailing from Treorky, to see the ventilating fan worked at the colliery, when, some- how or ether, he was struck on the head by some por- tion of the machinery, and soon afterwards expired. He was married, and had two children, Fo3T RACE.—On Monday a foot race for d620 a-side was decided between John Lewis (Treherbert) and Richard Thomas (Maesteg). The former won a good race easily by four yards.
*• The Mai.s wery Wúllt (0 govern fates tJf Juen, The ruling powor is now a Planet' Pen/' "PLANET"PENS Eijht kinds, comprising Mercury, Venus," Hor\d "Mars," "Jupiter," Saturn," Uranus, Neptune." THESE PENS ARE WARRANTED FOR EXCELLENCE. To be had of all Stationers, or the Manufacturers, JOHNSON BBOS., 7,8, &9, GEORGE ST., PARADE BIRMINGHAM. Postage n Sd. boxes. Id.; 4a., 34d.; cross boxes, 2d. extra. ^Vritefoi^MiMjrte6d;lJOJ £ j«jortj3the8kind^