JOHN JONES & SON, Manchester House. SPECIAL SHOW of NEW GOODS & NOVELTIES ]FOR THE COMING SEASON, L TEONG EAON: FRIDAY APRIL 30th, 1909. Now on Show all the LATEST DESIGNS and CHOICEST PRODUCTIONS in Trimmed and Untrimmed Milline Dainty Styles, Copies of the Latest Parisienne Models at Strictly Moderate Charges. Charming and Stylish Novelties in LADIES' BLOUSES in all the Newest Materials. New and Original Styles and Designs in LADIES' COSTUMES in all the Latest Shades. A Splendid Collection of Exquisite Novelties in Made-up and Piece LACE GOODS. Newest Shades and Styles in LADIES' GLOVES. All the most reliable makes in Lace, Lisle Thread, Kid, Suede, &c. All the Latest Productions in BLOUSE AND DRESS MATERIALS. All the Newest and most Charming Effects and Colours in the Fashionable Fabrics for the Coming Season. A Choice Assortment of LADIES' UNDERSKIRTS in Silks, Moirette, &c. LADIES' & CHILDREN'S LONGCLOTH, NAINSOOK, FLANNEL & FLANNELETTE UNDERCLOTHING a Speciality. OAILY DELIVERIES NEW GOODS. YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND UPON SEEING THE NOVELTY OF THE MOMENT. A VISIT OF INSPECTION WILL OBLIGE 102 & 103, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. HOWFIELD & SON, The Merthyr Confectioners, FOB BAKESTONE CAKES IN GREAT VARIETY ALSO, FINEST ASSORTMENT AND BEST VALUE IN Toffees, Chocolates, and Sweets OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. j HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. SOLID SILVER and ELECTRO PLATE FINEST- of QUALITY and DESIGN. I A grand selection of Solid LARGEST Silver and Silver Plated i\ Articles, suitable for Wed- SELECTION Vi ding Presents and Presenta- IN THE tfons now shown in windows- J DISTRICT. ONLY DESIGNS. ONE QU ALITY- THE BEST. PRICES RIGHT S 72, street, 49, PONTMORLAIS CIRCUS, MERTHYR. Tel. P.O. la. wr SETS (Upper and Lower) From 22 2s. Od. up to £ 10 10s. Od. 2/6, 3/6, 5/- and 7/6 per tooth according to material selected. In Merthyr and District ALFRED N. NATHAN depends on the recommendation of each patron. There is no more complete place of the kind in Wales, and no place where Lower Charges are made. ESTABLISHED 15 YEARS. ESTIMATES FREE. ATTENDANCE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily. Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4 r 7 OPPOSITE ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, 112, High Street, Merthyr. | FOR SHOP-FRONTS & FITTINGS. M I Geo. Couzens & Sons, I COMPLEtE SHOP-FITTERS, I City Road Works, B Nat. Tel: 4«1. "ffFL Tel. Add.: interceptor. TL IM-0 jg ICtJIT i —MBBMMBWBHHWM—Bi jt t i ? ? ? t ¡ fuiir, mamm- ftk I Trrrrrrnr A LARGE STOCK OF Garden Requisites AT LOWEST PRICES. THOMAS BROS., ■ IRONMONGERS, Merthyr Tydfil I SPRING CLEANING I &&D I FURNITURE | REPAIRS I b | It always seems a pity to see Shabby Furniture—the | H Upholstery worn, Castors broken, &c., especially when by B 1 a very little expense it might be made as good as new. 5 I We have a staff of skilful Upholsterers and Cabinetmakers I for every class of repair work, and we shall be pleased to a B quote for any work, however much or however little. j I We hold a Good Selection in Linoleums^ Floor Coverings, Seamless Carpets, and Stain Carpetings. THE MERTHYR FURNISHINC CO., 44, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR. I GREAT OFFER WONDERFUL OFFER THE STAR PORTRAIT CO., MERTHYR wm at the Dowlais Market every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. also at the Merthyr Market from 10 a.m. Daily, 2S LIFE-LIKE PORTRAITS 2 20 x 16 Solid Oil-Painting for 30s. Usaad Price 65s. 15 x 12 Solid Oil-P»inMng for 25s. • CQ. 20 x 16 Black and White for 21a. 5qs| The above framed in Maeai ve Solid and Well Polished Oak and Gold Flat inai'da Glass 4 £ in. Wide. 20 x 16 Black and White for 15s. 6d. worth 30s. In Bosk Dark Carved Monldings and Gold flat, 4Ain. Wide. 20 x 16 Blaok and White, Framed 2-in. Solid Oak 12s. 6d. x »* 3in. Black and Gold 12«. 6d. 12 x 10 „ on 20 x 16 Moant, Framed • • 3in. „ „ 10s. 6d. 12 x 10 „ ox i, 1^-in. Oak 10s. bd. Best Work only and done from any old Copy. We are a Local Firm, and do your work without delay. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. BEAD THIS TESTIMONIAL MERTHYR Tydfil, Feb. 3rd, 1909. To the Star Portrait Co, Please accept MY best thanks Ibr vhe Black and White Portrait you did of me some time ago. I am very pleased with it and also the Oil-Painting, both of which I consider are very life-like and to have been exceedingly well executed.—I am, youn faithfully (Rev.) B. O. BAEKKR." Send Post Card to CHIEF OFFICE- Near General For 16, GWENDOLINE STREET (Hospital, MERTHYR. Spedmem. p l r'AY ;k t;: '15Y"THE 'FEW OF Dr. Lever's PHOSVITA THE KING OF TONICS. REMOVES MENTAL DEPRESSION, WANT OF TONE & NERVE POWER. I 1/9 and 2/9 per Bottle, Post Free, I I SOLE DEPOT FOU W t. LES- B Henry M. Lloyd, M.P.S., I Chemist, Victoria-street, Merthyr. I (OPPOSITE THE MARKET DOORS.) | -A DOUGLAS MOTOR CYCLES ARE SECOND TO NONE. Sole District Agency- ARTHUR DANIEL, TROEDYRHIW. Also RUDGE WHITWORTH and other Cycles. Mr. J. W. BAKER, j (Frineipal Violin in Mr. GWILTU IAWII' OrcbMtra) Gives LESSONS on Violin Ilayitllg At own or rupil's tthence. ENGAGEMENTS ACCEPTED AS SOLOIST Oil OTHERWISE FOR OO.NCKETS, ETC. Fat TERMS, ADDRMS I 17, PQNTMORLAIS WEST, MERTHYR iNw Prill Hallj. RATS' SINS ARE MANY I BUT RODINE RAX POISON slaughters millions of Kats. Certain death. Extermination sure. Acst like magic. Never fails. Prices—6d., Is., 2s., 3s., 5s.; post 2d. — HARLEY like magic. Never fails. Prices-6d., Is., 2s., 39., 59.; post 2d. — HARLEY Chemist, Pertb. I A.-ent:-T. JENKINS, Chemist, Pontmorlaie, Merthyr FIFTY illuminated floral serviettes, printed, in gold and colours, are in great demand for table decora- t-iens at suppers, teas, picnics, and dance parties. Price 1». per box; also boxed in 25. 6d.; pestaje 3d. extra.— H. W. SflUtbey Mid Sor Sxprcw ¥ertbj r, [
i LOCAL INTELLIGENCE ONF. Shilling Bollle flf -TE-,T K I Iz s's Lung Mixture completely look rny cough away. J. T. DOCTON. Piuiiibvr, Gashtler. Hoirse Decor- ator, Wareliouse. 138, High-street, Merthyr. All impairs attended to at the shortest notice. A Staff of Experienced Workmen regu- larly employed. Estimates free. f'aperliansings from 2d. per piece; numerous job lots greatly under cost price. GET rid of that backache to-day by taking JENKINS' Is. Backache Til's. FOR irfdigestion and wind in the stomach, there is nothing like JKNKINS' Digestive Pellets.-Is. Tins.—Address • Chemist. Fontmorlais. AN INTERESTING DISPLAY.—How "K" Boots are made, and what they are made of. We are exhibit- ing in our windows a choice selection of fine skins of black and brown leather as used in the manu- facture of "K" Boots and Shoes. Note Address, W R. WILLIAMS. 51A, High-street, Merthyr. Ye Housemaids and Wives, why bother your lives In rubbing your tables and eha irs Your strength do not waste, use BAGLEY'S "Y GORtm" paste, « Such labour and worry it spares. By rubbing all day, no wonder you say Your bodies are reeking with pain; Now take the advice we give without price— Don't rub without Bagley's "Y Goreu" again. RICH-STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.—Preacher next Sunday, Rev. James Mursell. formerly of Australia. Services 11 and 6 o'clock. OBITUARY.—The death occurred on Monday, of Stanley Alfred Jones, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Jones, 77, Thomas- street. The little fellow had not been ill very long; he succumbed to a severe attack of diphtheria. BOXING.—At the Wonderland, on Saturday, the principal event was a 15-round contest between Proberts, Merthyr, the 6-stone cham- pion of England and Wales, and Beynon. Mertbyr, who beat Kid Fitzpatrick," of Birmingham, a short tirre ago. The bout opened rapildy, both lads hitting heavily Proberts drove in a left and punished Beynon in the fourth round. Beynon guarded off his opponent, who forced matters. Proberts was chiefly the aggressor, and the contest was fought throughout at a very fast pace, each combatant attacking and defending in turn. The referee gave his decision as a draw. SCHOLASTIC.-Coii,gr--tulat-,tons to Phyllis Mur- ton, now of Westminster, upon her sucecss in gaining one of the junior county scholarships of the Education Department of the London County Council. The scholarship is tenable for three years, and secures admission to the well-known Grey-coat Secondary School, West- minster, one of the best schools of its kind, not only in London, but in the kingdom. This little scholar, who is now eleven-and-a-half I years of age, received her earliest scholastic training at St. David's Schools, Merthyr, of the girls' department of which her mother was ¡ for nearly 13 years the head mistress. SHOOTING CLXTB SUPPER--On Tuesday night Mr. A. P. Morgan, hon. secretary of the Merthyr Constitutional Club Shooting Team, gave a supper to the team and a few friends. Mr. Morgan presided and a jolly evening was spent. The chairman gave the toast of The King." —Mr. W. H. Baker proposed the health of Mr. A. P. Morgan, who suitably responded.—Mr. W. Macdonald gave the toast of The Captain," to which Mr. A. F. Berry responded, and Dro- posed The Visitors,"—Mr. G. Phillips and Mr. Davies, secretary of the Merthyr Vale Constitutional Club, responded. During the evening Mr. Berry played a cornet solo, Mr. Morgan gave selections on the gramaphone, Mr. W. It. Baker played a trombone solo, and songs were rendered by Mr. Miles, Mr. Ben Vaughan, and Mr. Harry Taylor. The accom- panist was Mr. Dd. Davies. To OWNERS OF DOGs.-The police are on the look-out for collarless dogs. At the police court on Tuesday, a number of townspeople were summoned for not complying with the provisions of the Dogs Act. Some of the defendants said that the dogs slipped out of the front door without their collars, which were hung up in the hall, or elsewhere, and in these cases Sir Marchant ordered the payment of costs (3s. 6d.). Those who had not bought collars were fined 5s. and costs each, the total amounting to 12s. In one case a man was summoned for allowing his dog to be in the street after sunset. The animal was observed by a police officer, arrested, locked up, and spent the night in tho cell. Owners of dogs who have not yet purchased collars should take the hint. It is cheaper to spend half-a-crown upon a collar than be fined 12s., besides losing a day's work to attend court. MOTOR CAR WRECKS A SHOP.—A few days ago, a runaway motor car crashed into and wrecked the shop of Mr. D. Jones, chemist, Lincoln, formerly of Merthyr. Careering at a great speed straight across High-street the car plunged into the shop window with a terrific crash. The frame of the window was torn out, the whole of the glass panes shivered to atoms, and the contents of the window. chiefly bottles and other vessels, were smashed almost without exception. The entire windew was forced back into the shop several feet. There is a counter running from the further end of the window, and another at right angles, and both these were shifted bodily, the second counter, with its tall partition, behind which prescriptions are made up, being crushed back against the wall. Had Mr. Jones been making up prescriptions at the time he must have been crushed to death. As it happened, he was in the shop, but in the only place where he could have escaped injury, namely, close to the house door. DISORDERLY WomEN.-At an occasional police court, on Monday morning, before the Mavor (Alderman Wilson) and other justices, two women were charged with disorderly conduct. One, Emily West, was charged with being disorderly at the police-station, on Saturday night. Emily went to the police- station and applied for a ticket for a doss." As she was very disorderly and abusive, she was placed in the cells.—In reply to the Mayor, Emily said she did not wish to walk the streets all night, and she pleaded to be allowed to go as she was sick and tired of leading a had life. Being an old offender, however, the Magistrates imposed a fine of 5s. and costs, or 7 days' imprisonment. As she went down the stairs to the cells, defendant shouted that she would be as great a nuisance as ever when she came out of prison.—The other woman was Ellen Evans, who had discharged herself from the Workhouse. She was ordered to pay 5s. and costs or go to prison for 7 days, for being drunk and disorderly in the streets, on Saturday night. CHRIST CHURCH, CYTARTHFA.—On Thursday a tea and social were held in the schoolroom at Georgetown. A large company sat down to tea, the tables being presided over by Misses M. James, Lloyd, Pnco, B. Rees, Matthews and W. Livsey. After tea a musical programme was gone through. Songs were contributed by Misses N. Biddle and L. Lewis, and Messrs. Lee and Alf. Lewis (hon. treas.), and a violin solo by Mr. Tom Pritchard. During the interval Mrs. C. Biddle, in the absence of the Vicar and curate, presented Miss A. Livsey, who is leaving shortly for Abercynon, with a teacher's Bible and commentary, from the teachers and scholars of the Sunday School, and a hymn and prayer book on behalf of the Girls' Friendly Society (Cyfartbfa branch). Miss Elsie Thomas also made a presentation on behalf of Miss Livsey's class. Miss Livsev, who was received with cheers, suitably acknowledged the gifts. Messrs. Lewis and Vince (hon. sec.) expressed the regret of -the teachers and scholars at Miss Livsey's departure. A vote of thanks for presiding over the gathering was accorded to Mrs. Biddle, on the motion of Mr. G. Oliver, who expressed the hope of the teachers that Mrs. Biddle would preside over the Sunday u erul School now that the post of superintendent is vacant through the removal of the Rev. G. Jones to Beaufort. Games were indulged in till 10..30 p.m., when the gathering dispersed after a very enjoyable evening.
G. W. R. EXCURSION. CHESTER RACES. "Cup" Day. Wednesday, May 5th TO CHESTER For 1 or 2 DAYS and to LIVERPOOL For DAY TRIP. R E DAY ABERDARE .dep. 5.15 a m. FARE TO MOUNTAIN ASH 5.40 „ CHESTER MERTHYR 5.30 „ » Jm QUAKER'S YARD „ 6.0 fl /#■ CRUMLIN „ 6.30 „ (IV || PONTYPOOL(Clarence-8t)„ 6.50 \J PONTYPOOL ROAD 6.55 ABERGAVENNY 7.20 „ For details see bills or send postcard to § stations or offices. ■ JAMES C. INGLIS, Gencial Manager. 1-
Burglars at Bute Estate Office, Hirv/ain. In the small hours of Sunday morning burg- lars entered the Bute Estate office and ransacked the variuos rooms within the building. Their search in the upper rooms was fruitless but at last they entered the lower rooms, where they found the safe. They set to work on the safe, and were thus engaged when Mr. S. Picton, the head cashier of the Bute Collieries, entered the premises. When he heard the sound of ham- mering within he at once most pluckily entered the store room of the building, but meanwhile the burglars made their escape through the back window, and left some of their tools behind. The burglars had so tampered with the lock of the safe that no one could open it. On Monday afternoon two handicraftsmen were engaged to open the safe.
The Prince of Wales has forwarded £20 to the London Van Horse Parade Society. The So ciety, which is doitife- good wor1* w m»"V,rted 8oklj by 1i1:-i9..
Insurance Claim. I MERTHYR PETITION WITHDRAWN. In the Winding-Up Court of the Chancery J Division on Tuesday, before Mr. Justice Neville, the petition of Arthur Henry Hughes, 1, Glyn- i terrace, Merthyr, electric tramcar conductor, for the winding-up of the North American Accident Insurance Company was mentioned. Mr. Sidwell, for the petitioning creditor, said he wa3 happy to say that they had been enabled to agree to figures with the company, anel with the permission of his Lordship the petition would be withdrawn. Before making that application in a formal manner, he would lika to make a statement in justice to the respond. ents. The respondents up to two years ago had offices in this country. The petitionei was a policy holder, and then the North American Accident Insurance Company trans- ferred their business to a Scotch company, to whom the petitioner eventually made a claim I under his policy. The Scotch company in- structed solicitors and counsel, and the mattef went to arbitration, and the policy was decided in favour of, and the arbitrator awarded the petitioner £83 8s. against the North American Company. As the amount was not paid, thii petition was presented for the winding-up of j the company Owing to the publicity given ta I the matter, and the advertising given to tht matter, the company for the first time became aware of the proceedings which had been taken against them. They then came forward to pay the amount, and were willing to the figures agreed upon. There being no opposition, hia Lordship sanctioned the withdrawa1 of the petition.
Championship Shoot. MERTHYR CONSERVATIVES V. REST 01 LEAGUE. This match took place at the Constitution,4 Club, Merthyr, and some splendid shooting was seen. Scores:— MERTHYR CON. REST OF LEAGUE. T.Evans. 31 T. Jenkins 32 A. Jones 34 W. Isaacs. 31 t F. Brock 32 S. Colley 29 W. Rowe. 31 W. Davies 33 H. Chamberlain. 34 C. Gwynne 28 's A. Drew 28 D- Lewis 32 F. Chapman 33 Goldsworthy 32 J.Thorne. 32 W. Beach 33 T.Evans. 30 E. Beacb. 35 A. Pellette 28 F. Colley 32 F..Berry. 31 B. Havard 27 G H Chamberlain 31 R. Lewis 29 Total. 375 Total 373 During the interval the handsome D. A. Thomas Challenge Bowl was presented to Mr. A. F. Berry, the captain of the Merthyr Con- servatives, by Lieutenant H. H. Southey. The chairman of the league (Mr. W. Morgan) and the vice-chairman (Mr. W. H. Baker) also, spoke. The champions' record for the season I is—shot 24, won 23, lost 1; average score pet | match. 370.20.
CRICKET. I HILL'S PLYMOUTH V. RESOLVEN. At Pentrebach, Saturday, May 1st, 1909. The Plvmoutb Team will be selected from the followingH. V. Hankey, captain, T. Staple. I ton, vice-captain; K. Harris, W H. Penfold, 1 S Hacker, S. Handy, T. Hordley, J. Cross, J. Williams, J. Mulvey, E. Watts. W. Barker, M. Dodson, and E. 8. Ford. Wickets pitched aA 2.5C p.m. PENYDARREN C.E.M.S. Mr. F. Waitt's (captain) Team v Mr B. Vaughan's (vice-captain) Team. Wickets pitched at College Field, Saturday next, 3.30 p.m.
Performance of "Zurika" at Merthyr- j A most successful performance of Clementina Ward's operetta, 'Zurika, the Gipsy Maid, or the Captive Princess," was given by the Ynje- gau Band of Hope Choir to an overcrowded house at the Temperance Hall, Merthyr, on Monday evening. The operetta is a very pretty- one in three acts. It opens with & chorua, "Ring the Merry Joy Bolls," sung amid festivi- ties which are being held in honour of tha birthday of "Prince Dareall," the only eon of the "King of Kola." The latter is anxious to retire from the throne owjng to advancing years and place his son in his stead. He desires his L 60n to choose a royal bride and marry. The "Prince" having had a dream the previous night of "Zurika," the companion of his child- hood, and a foster child of the King's, who was stolen when five years of age by gipsies. He takes this as an omen that he should seek her. The King gives him permission to be absent for one year to travel to search of her; if un- successful, he is to return and marry a bride of his father's choice. The scene closes with tha Prince's "Farewell" song and chorus. Act II. opens in the gipsy encampment, where Zurika has spent eleven years of her life with Elspetli, I a gipsy woman, whose husband had kidnapped I the child. Elspeth had taken a vow to disciwa to Zurika her identity on her seventeenth birth* day, which has now arrived. The Prince ap< pears on the scene, disguised as a woodcutter, and in a song calls on Zurika. Elspeth heara him, and after discovering him to be the Prince, reveals her secret. He continues hit disguise, meets Zurika, and wins her heart. The day of betrothal approaches. and in ordei to test the maiden's fidelity, the Prince per* suades Elspeth to disclose to Zurika her iden- tity, whilst keeping from her the knowledge of his royal rank. She does so, suggesting at the same time to Zurika that she should give up the woodcutter in order to marry one of hell own rank. This she indignantly refuses to do, and determines to go back to the scenes of her childhood, establish her identity to the King, taking with her Elspeth and her affianoed. They sing a trio, "We'll steal away at break of day," and the act closes with a dance by the gipsy band. Act II. opens at the King's Court, upon the anniversary of the Prince's departure, where the King is anxiously awaiting news of him. A messenger brings the announcement that a gipsy fortune-teller and her companions seek admission at the castle gates, desiring per., mis.sion to entertain the court. They enter., Zurika, in a song, tells their fortunes and dis-i closes her identity. The King is delighted, tells her of his son's undertaking, and promises, when he returns, that he shall marry her. She. however, says she cannot, as she ha-q al. rcadv given her heart to the woodcutter, which greatly incenses the King. who bids him leava the court. Zurika accompanies her lover the King relents, and promises his consen* if the woodcutter is able to prove his worth, so that he can be promoted to a position of honour in the court, whereupon the woodcutter throws off his disguise, and reveals himself as the Prince, naturally to the astonishment and delight of Zurika, the Court, and the KJn. All ends happily, the fairies re-entor. and all join in singing The final chorus, "Joy I Joy" in honour of the Prince and Princess now to be crowned King and Queen of Kola. The various characters were represented as follow, and each did his work remarkably well: —"His Majesty the King of Kola." Mr. Evan Jones. Ynystrau: "Prince Dareall" (his son), Aff Phil Rowlands, Ynysgau; "Carl Reinham" (the Prince disguised as a woodcutter), Mr. Phil Rowlands; "Jingles" (the Court Jester), Mr. James Hughes, Ynysgau; "Dr Globule" (tha Court Physician), Mr. John Jones, Ynysgau; "Zurika" (a gipsy maiden, foster-daughter ot the King, stolen by gipsies in her childhood). Miss A. M. Davies. Merthyr; "Elspeth" (a gipsy woman who knows the 6ecret of Zurika'S birth), Miss Lucy Harries, Ynysgau; "Castro" (Kin- of the Gipsies). Mr. Johnny Lewis, Ynys- gaii. "Rosebud" and "Bluebell" (gipsy chil'. dren). Misses Hilda Thomas and Ettie Evans, Ynysgau with a chorus of court ladies, gipsies, gipsy children, and fairies The accompanists were Miss Edith James and Mr. J. Thomas (orcanist of Ynysgau Church). Praise is due to Mr. Edward Lumley (the con- ductor), together with those who gave him read- assistance in training the children, so well worked in season and out of season to make the concert a success. Children's performances in Merthyr are always attractive, and. as a rule, srive great catisfaction, and the children of Ynysgau are second to none in this respect, the frequent outbursts of applause bv the over- crowded house testifying in the fullest degroa the hearty appreciation of the audience of the excellent performance given, and many were the desires expressed that a repeat performance should be given at an early date.
The Coo]Kllii resource when making Sauce. i When making Sauces skilled cooks always use Brown & I Poison's "Patent" Corn Flour- for thickening. Try it next time instead of ordinary flour, and note the great. <; improvement. Use in the same way as ordinary* 1 I Brown & Polson'slf y'Pat#nt' Corn Flour
MERTHYR TEACHERS' DISTRESS FUND.— Tradespeople having claims on the above fund are requested to forward their claims to Mr. C. Ballard, 8, Brynteg-terrace. PARK CHURCH.—Last Sunday the Pastor (Rev. J. Lloyd Williams) delivered his monthly sermon to young people, his subject being First Things First." There was a large con- gregation. At the close of the service the ordinance of baptism was administered. Miss Annie Recs, of Dowlais, sang two solos, and delighted the audience with her beautiful renderings. CLERK OF WORKS.—On Wednesday the General Purposes Committee of the Corporation appointed Mr. Rees Davies, of Dowlais, clerk of works for Danyderi houses. In the first round the voting was :—Rees Davies, 12 Joseph Nicholas, Merthyr, 10; Wm. Jones, Dowlais, 8 Morgan Edwards, Maesycwmmer, 5. On the second vote Nicholas and Davies received 12 votes each, and the Mayor, who presided, gave his casting vote in Davies's ( favour. ( SETTLED.—At Merthyr County Court, on Wednesday, Mr. F. P. Charles mentioned the case of the Progressive Assurance Coy., Ltd.. against John Griffiths, a former superintendent of the plaintiffs. He said that the parties had come to terms, the defendant having consented to an injunction restraining him from working in the district for twelve months.—His Honour thereupon made the injunction absolute. PRINCE OF WALES AFD LANCO" RANGE.— On Saturday the Prince and Princess of WTales visited the Great Building Exhibition, Olympia, when they made a full inspection of Messrs. Ellkay and Co.'s "Lanco" range, copper and bath combination for workmen's dwellings, flats and tenements, which provides a constant hot water supply from one fire for bathing, laundry and domestic purposes. They ex- pressed themselves as very satisfied and pleased with the efficiency of the fittings. These fittings have been introduced in some of the houses erected recently"ly the Merthyr Corpor- ation. UNITED IRISH LEAGUE.—A meeting of the Robert Emmet (Merthyr) branch was held in the Trevethick Hall, on Sunday, Mr. D. Barry (president) in the chair. On the motion of Mr. D. Hennessy, seconded by Mr. Clifford, a vote of sympathy a.nd condolence was passed with Mr. T. Condon, M.P.. in his recent bereavement. It was unanimously decided to nominate Mr. D. Hennessy to a'8in represent Wales on the Executive Council for the coming year. A resolution was passed expressing gratification on the recovery from his recent illness of the Right Rev. Dr. Hedley, O.S.B., Bishop of the Diocese, and also congratulation on the 72nd anniversary of his birthday Three new mem- bers were enrolled. Votes of thanks were passed to the Editors of the Weekly Freeman and the Merthyr Express," for publishing reports of branch meetings. UNITARIAN MEETINGS.—The annual meetings in connection with the South-East Wales Unitarian Society were held at the West Grove Church, Cardiff, on Monday. The first meeting in the morning was for business. The secretary, the Rev. Simon Jones, of Swansea, read the annual report, which showed that over 60,000 people had bvicn addressed during the summer from the Unitariau van in different towns in South-East Wales and over E300 had been spent in missionary work. The Lay Workers' Union and Postal Mission reports were also read and indicated the progress made during the past year. In the afternoon Mr. Gomer LI. Thomas, of Merthyr, delivered the presidential address, and the Rev. Simon Jones contributed a paper on The Federation of our Welsh Churches," a discussion following. Subsequently the Rev. J. C. Street, of Shrewsbury, delivered a sermon on Our Liberal Religion and the Universal Church." Mr. Gomcr LI. Thomas presided over the evening meeting, when several interest- ing addresses were delivered. Rev. J. C. Street, Shrewsbury, spoke on temperance, and put the case very forcibly. Rev. T. P. Spedding, founder of the Unitarian Van Mission, spoke on Religion and Democracy," and said that the day of denominationalism, as they were told. might be at an end, but the day of definiteness was to come. They were still looking for a state- ment that would harmonise theology and science. He would not discard the Bible. Rev. Park Davies, Pontypridd, speaking on the progressive movement in modern theology, said the two most striking tendencies of the present day were the indifference of so-called religious people and the greater interest in theology shown by the so-called non-religious people. THE CAJrnPmLL y" CHEESE CASE.—At Merthyr County Court, on Wednesday, Mr. F. P. Charles referred to the case of Goodman v. the Wilts United Daries Coy.. which was an action brought by Mrs. Goodman, a grocer, carrying on business at Merthyr, to recover damages in respect of defective Caerphilly" cheeses supplied to her by the defendants. The learned advocate explained that at the January court an application was made by Mr. F. S. Simons, for the plaintiff, to vary an order made by the Registrar, directing his client to deposit f5 in court as security for costs.—After some argument his Honour declined to interfere with the order in so far as the amount was concerned, but he extended the time for payment of the deposit until the February court. The case was not, however, reached at that court, and it came on at the March court, when the plaintiff was awarded £1 damages, with costs. The Company for whom he appeared, considered the matter to be of great importance to them, affect- ing as it did to some extent their reputation as theese makers and seVers, and he had bee* instructed to apply for an order setting aside the proceedings, or in the alternative a new trial, on the grounds that the verdict was against the weight of evidence, and that evidence on behalf of the defendants was improperly rejected. With regard to the first point, Mr. Charles said that immediately after the case was decided by his Honour it was held by the Court of King's Bench, in the case of Porter v the London and Manchester Assurance Co., that the Judge had no power to vary an order made by the Registrar under order 12, rule 9, of the County Court rules, and that where the deposit was not duly made the action became auto- matically struck out.—After hearing Mr. Simons in opposition his Honour declined to set aside the proceedings or to grant a new trial, but he gave leave to appeal. THE WILLIAM HARRIS FOOTBALL CLUB.—In connection with this Club a dinner was held at the Central Hotel, on Thursday last. The employees of Messrs. William Harris and Co. formed an Association football club last autumn, and as a wind-up decided to have a dinner. There was a good attendance, comprising several of the employees, and also a few visitors. Mr. W. B. Harris presided, and after justice had been done to a splendid repast, toasts were proposed and heartily responded to. After the toast of The King" had been proposed by Mr. Harris, Mr. J. L. Griffiths proposed The President." In responding to the toast, Mr. Harris commented upon the good effects the formation of the club had had upon the men, inasmuch as it brought the various depart- ments more in touch with one another. Mr. Harris also urged the men to do their utmost for the continuance of the club. Although they had several obstacles to contend with, in the matter of ground and expenses, they should not be discouraged. He himself would do all in his power for the success of the venture. The report of the club's doings for the past season was given by Mr. McNaught. It stated that men had every reason to congratulate themselves on their success, having lost but two matches. This success was all the more appreciated when the treasurer's report showed a clear balance sheet.—Mr. Childs proposed The Vice-Presi- dents" in a very amusing manner, dwelling also upon the magnanimity of Messrs. Harris, and the great help they had been to the club. In recognition of Mr. W B. Harris's kindness the club unanimously presented him with a silver-mounted walking-stick. Toasts of The Club," "■ Visitors," and Press" having been proposed, a very enjoyable dinner was followed by a short miscellaneous programme, to which Messrs. Rees Price, Ben King, Bayliss, Smith, Lewis and Kegwin contributed. NATURE IS ARRAYED in all her g-Iory Follow tier example and array yourself in smart spring attire purchased at the Emporium of Fashion, R. T. JONES & Co 's. Market-square, Merthyi Tydfil.