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I- LOCAL INTELLIGENCE (CONTINUED.) POLICE.—In our police court news the name -f P.C. Kirrane, who gave evidence in the ticenainc case, is emitted. PEOPEBTY SALE.—Mr. F. A. Phillips held a iale of leasehold property on Wednesday, at ,he Rudry Hotel, Garth Rudry, when No. 4, Starbuck-street, Garth Rudry, was sold to Ir. C. Tamplin, Rudry, for f70 10r. REFUGE ASSUEVSTCB Co.-On Friday the annual meeting of the Merthyr District staff of the Refuge Assurance Company was held at Bentley's Hotel: A high tea was provided by Mr. John Holland, district superintendent. After full justice had been given to the excellent spread Mr. J. Holland took the chair and several interesting speeches were delivered. A musical 7rogramme was also crone throueii. OBITUARY.—On Thursday the death occurred it 24, Gadlys-place, Penydarren, of Mr. Alfred Thomas Sullivan, who for about twenty years was head bill-poster to the Merthyr Billposting Company. Deceased, who was 413 years oi age, was one of the best known men in the town, and was ever courteous and obliging. He belonged to several societies, including the Buffaloes, of which he was a past secretary, and he was a member of the Constitutional Club. He had been very ill since October, suffering from a stomach disease, And was attended by Dr. Cromwell Jones. He leaves a widow and nine children. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock on Monday gentlemen only. INTERESTING WELDING.—Favoured with sun- shine and all the auguries consonant with a happy union, the marriage of Miss Clarissa Gwendoline Radcliffe, elder daughter of Mr. Henry Radcliffe, J.P.. and Mrs. Radcliffe, of Druidstone, Monmouthshire, last Thursday afternoon, at Itarshiiell-i Church, was an event which gave rise to much local interest, and was witnessed by a large congregation of friends of the happv pair. The bridegroom was Mr. Thomas Cwynne Maitland, M.D., M.A., B.Sc., of Walsall, younger son of the' late Mr. John Jones, builder, Choaynant, and brother to Mr. John Griffiths Jones, coach builder. Merthyr. Given away by her father, the bride looked charming in a beautiful gown of ivory crepon satin, cut in semi-princesse style, with long trained skirt draped with lovely old Brussels lace. A bertha of the same lace trimmed the bodice and fell over the shoulders, being caught on the left side by a spray of ornage blossom. Leaves of silver outlined the border of the gown. She also wore a veil of Brussels lace over a wreath of white heather and myrtle, her sole ornaments being two diamond stars from a set of five presented to her by her uncle, Mr. Charles Radcliffe, and r. signet ring, the gift of the bridegroom. She also carried a choice bouquet of white roses, white carnations, lillies of the valley, and white heather, the gift of Dr. Maitland. The six bridesmaids in attendance were Miss Ethel Radcliffe (sister of the bride), Miss Queenie Payne, Miss Dolly Dovey, Miss Edith Jones, Miss Gwendoline Holman, and Miss Betty Maitland Jones (niece of the bride- groom).
Merthyr Chamber of Trade. The monthly meeting of the Chamber was held on Tuesday night, Dr. W. W. Jones (chair- man) presiding.—Mr. J. A. Daniel (hon. sec.) said that the Aberdare Chamber of Trade had written asking the Merthyr Chamber of Trade to join them and the Nelson Chamber of Trade, to try to get some alterations made in connection with the last motor car from Newport. He replied to the letter stating that the Merthyr Chamber had failed to get the company to make any improvement, and the Aberdare Chamber had written further, stating the matter would be raised at a meeting of the Federated Chambers of Trade. With reference to the train service between Merthyr and Swansea, and the accommodation at the Merthyr station, a letter was read from the Town Clerk (Mr. T. A. Rees) stating that the Town Council had had the matter under consideration and that letters of complaint had been addressed to the Great Western Railway Company, but nothing had been done. It was resolved that a deputation representing the Chamber accompany a deputation from the Town Council, to discuss the matter with the officials of the railway company. A committee appointed to consider the Shop Hours (No. 2) Bill presented a report in which thev concurred with the suggested amendment* of the National Chamber of Trade. I Attention was called to the number of com- plaints made by subscribers to the National Telephone Company of the long period which elapses before communication is established with the Post Office, trunk, and local lines, and by the subscribers to the Post Office telephone of a similar delay in ocmmunicating with the National Telephone Company's lines.
Merthyr Central Laundry Co. Prospectuses are being issued for the estab- lishment of a new company entitled the Merthyr Central Laundry Co., and the capital will be tôûOO. The directors are Messrs. T. Nibloe, Join Evans (Dowlais), Simon Sandbrook, Wm. Thomas (Grove House), David Lewis (engineer), J. M. Betrf and Dr. Biddle, and Mr. H. Seymour Berry is the secretary. The laundry will be on the site of the old Penydarren Brewery. Over 43,000 of the shares will be taken up by the directors, so that only E2,000 worth of ahares are offered to the public.
FOOTBALL. In' recognition of his valuable services to the Merthyr Town Club, a benefit match for Mr. Sam Collins, the trainer of the local team, was piaj d at Penydarren Park on Thursday be- tween Merthyr and "the pick of various uouth Wa.tes clubs." The weather was peTfect, and a moderate attendance turned up. Choice of ends feU to the "selected," and from the kick- off Taylor led the homesters into the visitors' quarters, his first effort b?ins; well saved by Ward. A short invasion of the home terri- tory was ended by Bedford, and tiie homesters returned to the atfack. A foul close in locked bad for the visitors, but Churchill shot just wide of the post. The homesters,' though tak- ing matters easy, were having all the play. Walton opening the score with a long- shot after ten minutes' play. Taylor was a source of trouble to the visitor- defence, and many of his centres should have been turned to good account. Melvin made his firs appearance since his accident weeks ago, and was responsible for some excellent centres, from one of which Fisher added the second goal. A" the interval, Me-rthyr were leading by two goal. The second half of the game was one- sided Ward (MardyK. in goal, and LI. Nash (Cardiff City), at back, got through a lot of work, and on many o-casion-A saved their side. The homesters were having an eaav ga/icp, and gave a food exhibition of the game. Fisher scored two goals du in? this half. and Merthyr reti-'ed winners by four goals-to nil. Merthyr Juniors and Cyfarihpa Juniors met in the semi-final rmclal competition on Wed- nesday at Rh yd year. T bn result was a oraw, neither side scoring, êlld the match will be replayed on Monday. The semi-final—Oraig Pit. Plymouth, v. Cyfarthfa Boys will b? played on Saturday, at six o'clock. The fol- lowing will represent the Grais? teamBack. Phil Rees; threequarter-barks, E. Wilham=, W. George, Jenkins, and Harris: half-backs. Mead and Davies: forwards, Jenkins, Thomas (capta..ir--), George, Gilbert, Uavies, and Parrish. Tho benefit match for Sam Parker, who has played for Aberdare for twelve consecutive aeasonf. took place at Abiydare on Thursday, tli3 contestant* being a home el-even and "Fatty'' Wedlock's team. Much disappoint- ment was cxpresrd at the unavoidable ab- sence of Wedlock. In the first half, T. D. Jones and Bradbury each scored a goal for Aberdare; and in the second hall. T. D. Jones and Davies scored jjoafe, the final being:— Aberdare, 4 goals; Vedlocks Team, nil. r
It is stated that an Old Turkish plot has been discovered in Southern Albania. The French ketch. Nokre Dame de Lourdes, which went ashore on the Gower const, has bepom$.a total wreck.
Death of a Merthyr Lady. AN ACTIVE WORKER IN THE TEMPER- ANCE CAUSE. The death occurred suddenly, on Saturday morning, of lrs. Emma Williams, formerly of Twynyrodyn, Merthyr, a lady well known and widely esteemed, who passed away at the residence of her son-in-la-> -;1 daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Thomas. ywern Stores, Dowlais, with whom she liau wade her home tor some years. The deceased had been in i somewhat indifferent health for a considerable period, but nothing of a serious character was antic ipated. The late Mrs. Williams, who was 68 years of ase, had lived a strenuous life in the service of others. With only six months at school, in thoSe days-of meagre ediicational'ad^aivta-ces, j^-ji&vect^less jjiafle ejej^ Mmhlog&.qt ttys httle'advantage' as"a oasis for attaining know- ledge and culture. Her husband, the late Mr. Job Williams (who was the son of the late well- known Billy Morgan Williams, of Merthyr), predeceased her by forty years, leaving her with three young children to provide for. The struggle to give the children a good education, under great difficulties, is an index of the perseverance and determination with which she pursued every course which appeared to her as being noble and worthy. From her early days she identified herself with religious and temperance work. She was one ot the first members of the old Merthyr Temperance Society. During the more active days of the Welsh Good Templar movement she filled some of the chief offices in the Welsh Grand Lodge. Latterly, however, since the inaugura- tion of the S. W. Women's Temperance Union (" Merched y ne"), by her friend, Cranogwen, she found work most congenial to her idea of service, and as vi";e-president threw herself heart and soul into the movement, so that ther;) is hardly a district in the whole of South Wales where this movement has obtained a foothold that she had not visited or influenced indirectly by her inspiring addresses and noble example, She was twice elected and served for six years as a memher ot the Merthyr Board of Guardians, and therefore was one of the first lady Guardians. In consequence of a serious illness, however, she retired eleven years ago. The late Mrs. Williams, whilst resident in Merthyr, was a faithful member of Salem Welsh Congregational Church, but latterly was closely identified with Penyvrern Chapel, Dowlais. There are left to mourn a son, Mr. W. T. Williams (school- master, Heolgerrig), and two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Jones (Treathraw, Porth) and Mrs. N. D. Thomas (penywern Stores, Dov lais). An inquest was held by the borough coroner, Mr. R. J Rhys, on Monday, when Mrs. W. D. Thomas, tke daughter, gave evidence, and Dr. Stuart Crffllwell said he had attended deceased on and off last year and previously. He was of opinion that deceased had died in her sleep of valvular disease of the heart, and a verdict to that effect was returned. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mrs. Emma Williams took place on Wednesday, the body being in- terred at Cefn cemetery. The service at the house was taken by the Revs. W. C. Thomas, Hebron, Dowlais, and W. G. Rees, Porth. Outside the house a; large number of friends had assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. The hymn, Ymado wraf a'r babell 'Rwy'n trigo ynddi nawr," was given out by the Rev. J. H. Hughes, pastor of Peny- wern Church, of which place of worship the deceased was a faithful member, and feelingly sung by the assembled concourse. The mour- ners were as follows :—1st coach, Mr. and Mrs. J. ft. Jones, Llwyncelyn School, Porth (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. T Williams, Heolgerrig School, (son and daughter-in-law); 2nd coach, Mr and Mrs. W. D. Thomas, Peny- wern Stores (daughter and son-in-law), Mra. Mesach Thomas, Merthyr (sister-in-law), and Mrs. l'orfudd Evans, Kenfig Hill (niece); 3rd coaih, Mr. Morgan Morgan, Twynyrodyn (cousin). Mrs. Margaret Lewis, Penyrincline (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Dowlais (cousins), 4tb coach, Mrs. W. H. Jones, Mrs. Aaron Jones, Mrs. James Thomas, and Mrs. Miriam Roberts (nieces); 5th coach, Revs. J. H. Hughes, Penywern, Dowlais, J. Thomas (Zoar, Merthyr), W. Evans (Salem, Merthyr), and W. J. Rees (Porth). Services at the house, chapel and graveside were under the direction of the Rev. J. H. Hughes. The Rev. Peter Price, B.A., Bethania, Dowlais, introduced the servico at the chapel, and the Rev. Wm. Evans then spoke of his experience of deceased, as one of the most faithful and active workers in every phase of service at Salem. The Rev. J. Thomas paid a very high tribute to Mm. Williams's nobility of character. Mr. Hughes read extracts from letters received from ministers, public men, leaders in the temperance movement and hosts of other friends of the deceased, all bearing evidence of deep affection, and a high sense of the loss sustained in various circles, with feeling appreciation of her life and work. Mr. Hughes also bore personal testimony to the loss of one who always inspired every church meeting she took part in. The Revs. J. Thomas and J. H. Hughes officiated at the graveside, and Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau was sung with fervour under the leadership of Mr. J. Davies, precentor of Peny- wern Church.
-——— Merthyr Museum. GIFTS BY THE MAYOR. At a meeting of the Merthyr Museums Com- ¡ mittee, on Friday, the Mayor presiding, the secretary, Mr. Isaac J. Williams, presented a I report stating that up to last week 18,354 people had visited the art gallery at the Castle. The I Mayor and himself had interviewed the director of the circulating collections at the Victoria and Albert Museums, London, and they now had another collection from that institution, which would be retained for twelve months. This loan comprised four large cases containing examples of ironwork, repousse work, embroidery and carvings, together with several framed )' examples of needlework, metalwork, etc. The value of the collection was considerably over £ 1,000, and occupied nearly the whole of one room. The only cost to the Corporation was carriage one way and insurance. Another. room of the museum was almost filled by a valuable collection presented to the town by the Mayor, comprising an oil painting of Caer- philly Castle, a set of 50 steel engravings of Raphael's Famous Cartoons, two water-colour, three crayon and two pencil drawings by old masters, twelve Japanese colour prints, 21 original Chinese paintings of fish and shells, two ditto of figures, two needlework pictures, collection of Japanese bronzes, etc. (13 pieces), set of Chinese carved ivory chessmen, etc., coloured engraving of Cyfarthfa ball. The secretary also reported that loans of valuable exhibits had been made by Mr. Arnold, 18, Thomas-street, and the Rev. Mr. Hughes.
Merthyr Olympia Skating Rink. I The management of the Olympia Skating Rink, Park-place, have decided to hold a. sports week, from May 2nd to 7th. Prizes to the value of t25 will be offered, and the events will be found in our advertising columns. There will be competitions for ladies and gentle- men, including backward races, team races, ) obstacle, balloon, wheelbarrow, and egg and spoon races. One of the most novel events will be the" midnight race," for gentlemen, who have to wear night-shirts and night-caps. The management are doing everything possible to provide pleasing entertainments, and a band is always in attendance.
Do not trouble yourself about other people's faults. It is a sign of perfection to bear with the imperfections of others, and a great fault to held them up to the light of ridicule.
Theatre Royal, Merthyr. Mr. C. Watson MiD has this week been pre- senting the romantic spectacular drama, For Love and the King-" Mr. Mill appears as "Jarval." and is supported by a strong com- pany. The piece is nicely staged, and the dresses and uniforms are a bright feature. Next week the great comedy-drama, At Cripple Creek," Mies Molesworth's and Mr. Mark Blow's company, is here. The story is full of thrilling situations, including the sen- sational rescue of a child in mid-air, which has never been done in this country before, and arouses the wildest enthusiasm nightly. The serious element is leavened by a wholesome vein of humour, with songs and dances.
Deafness Cured. A gentleman who has cured himself after tffu. ing for 14 years from Deafness and Noises In the Head, will be pleased to forward fall particulars of his Remedy, post free. Write, H. Oliffcon, 82, Somerset CUwabsrs, 151. Strand, London, W.O.
Merthyr Man Released. News reached Merthyr on Thursday night that < the Home Secretary, on the representations of < Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P., had granted the release of William Phillips, a shotman at thp Cwni Pit of the Cyfarthfa Collieries, who was sentenced 1 at the Merthyr court, on the 8th inst., by the Stipendiary (Sir Marchant Williams) to one 1 1 month's imprisonment for not himself coupling the electric cables to a charge about to be fired, and not' making provision for the safety of the men working in the immediate vicinity, It was stated that one collier was severely in- jured. The maximum fine being only 40s. and costs. Sir Marchant Williams said when the case was heard that the imposition of such a penalty would Dot meet the justice of the case, aDd, as he regarded the offence -s.s a veiy serious .one on account of the p £ ril tbr life involved, liia Worship a dÍJ14;tcd.tth9 p?gifteaejicf^onl^such | as would prevent any recurrence of a similar breach of the mining regulations. The inter- vention of Mr. Keir Hardie was brought about through Mr. John Williams, the agent for the Merthyr District of the Miners' Federation.
CYFARTHFA PARK. MORE MONEY REQUIRED. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY, j On Wednesday morninsr, at the Town Hall, Mr. Edgar Dudley, F S.I., representing the Local Government Board, held an inquiry into the application of the Merthyr Corporation for sanction to borrow a further sum ot idjUUL for the purpose of forming footpaths, also a promenade around the pond; altering the lodges, etc., at Cyfarthfa Park. Mr. J. L. Biddle (Deputy Town Clerk), represented the Town Clerk, and there were also present Mr. D. Twigg, solicitor from the Town Clerk's of- fice; Mr. T. F. Harvey, borough enginerr; Mr' W. R. Harris borough controller; Mr. Marshall, assistant surveyor; Coun. H. M. Lloyd and Coun. Dan Thomas. No opposition was offered. Mr. Biddle explained that sanction to bor- row £22,000 for the purchase of the castle, etc., was obtained in October, 1908, the money be ing acciuired from the Liverpool Corporation. The Council now intended laying new foot- paths, roads, a promenade round the pond, making additions to the lodges, and carrying out drainage work. The Castle, he explained, was about to be converted into a municipal secondary school, and a museum had already been established there. Mr. Harvey said the approximate estimate ;O converting Castle into a school was ;t1700. without iurniture. In reply to the tor, Uie Purveyor explained (with the aid/ -of t!i^ pirai) shac some of the fields on one side of the Cwstlo were let for grazing. The Cominifa^-v.ticr: What an extraordinary arrangement. You paid £18,500 for an estate, and let some of it as grazing land.- The Sur- yeyor There is a large arc-K, of land which the public can use.—The Inspector: Are not games played on these lands?—Surveyor: Games will be played there ultimately.—The Inspector: It seems an extraordinary thing to purchase this estate, and let it out tor agricultural purposes. —Mr. Biddle: lit is only a small proportion of the land.—The Inspector: More than half of the land. It is a most curious state of affairs. —Mr. Biddle: The land is only let temporarily pending the adoption of a proper scheme. Yl- timately the ground will be used for recreative purposes.-—Tne Inspector: What rent do you get ?—The Borough Controller: The total this The Inspector: At the inquiry relating to the purchase of the Castle and grounds a certain area was described as being surplus, to be sold for building purposes.—The Surveyor: No portion of the land has yet been set aside for building purposes, but there is plenty of eligi- ble land here (showing ground on the plan).— Inspector: There was a aspecific statement made that a specified area was to be treated as building land. What i3 that area?—The Sur- veyor The area that was considered eligible is the Southern portion of it. He explained that none of the land had yet been sold. The Corporation were now building houses at Dow- lais: but the necessity of building in the Cy- farthfa portion of the town was not so great, the Cyfarthfa Works were closed. The ground set apart for building upon was, he added, a very nice site. He also explained that garden city was about to be established within close proximity to the Castle grounds. The Inspector: I really cannot, see why the Council acquired this estate, and let some of it out for sheep grazing. It is a most extraor- dinary state of things.—The Surveyor: The Corporation consider that the estate was almost "thrown into" the bargain. A new secondary school would cost £30.000, whereas the cost by utilising the Castle will be about £ 15,000.—The Inspector: Don't forget what was said at the previous inquiry.—The Surveyor said the mu- seum occupied a fin suite of rooms. worth £ 10.000.—The Inspector: The building was unoccupied for twenty years. At the first in- quiry it was said it was the land which was of value.—The Surveyor: tIt worked out at £117 per acre.—The Inspector: Mr. Rice (who op- posed the purchase) said it was only worth jB31 ay acre.—The Surveyor: The general public consider the Castle a boon, as well as the land. There was a certain amount of opposition at the first inquiry, but Mr. Rice was a tenant of Mr. Crawshay The Inspector, referring to his notes of the first inquiry, read, "Some parts of the interior are in a state of ruin." In going through the purposes for which the £3,000 was required, the Inspector referred to posts and wires, and said he supposed those were required for. fenc- ing off the land for agricultural purposes.—The Surveyor: I cannot give a better reason; £250, he said, would be required for adding a w.c., a bedroom and a pantry to eaach of the two lodges; the style of the architecture would not. be altered, and that accounted somewhat for the figure. There were to-day only earth closets. — The Inspector: Has anyone any- thing to say? Coun. Dan Thomas: I represent the Town Ward, and my constituents are in favour of the scheme, and approve of the expenditure. Coun. H. M. Lloyd agreed as regarded the opinion of the ratepavaers in the Park Ward. The extra money was required, he said, to give proper access to the Castle grounds. With re- gard to the land let for grazing purposes that was only a temporary arrangement.—The In- spector It is a rather unusual state of affairs. —Coun. Lloyd: I have often seen sheep in public parks.—The Inspector: But you have a park of J58 acres. It seems to me that you have 70 or 80 acres let off, and the public have no access to it at all. Coun. Dan Thomas explained that at one time the Council thought of building an asy- lum upon a portion of the land. but. now they had agreed to join Swansea. The Corporation thought ii a pity to allow the land to remain idle, and so it was let off. The Council had also considered the ouestion of building a sana- torium on that land. The Inspector: It is not a part of this in- quiry to deal with these matters, but ,it is an unusual state of affairs in my experience, and I thoucht it would be interesting to inquire into it.—Coun. Dan Thomas: We are progressing slowly but surelv. The inquiry then closed, and the Inspector afterwards visited the Castle and grounds.
CEFN COED. EXPBSSS" RBPRKSBNTATIVK.—Mr. Tom Lewis has been appointed representative of the Express" in Cefn. All news items and anvils. I intended for insertion in the Express should be forwarded to him as early in the week as possible. CO-OPRBATION.—A public meeting was held in Carmel Chapel on Monday evening last, under the auspices of the Co-operative Society, Mr. Watts, of Merthyr, presiding. An address war. delivered by Mr. Woods, chairman of the wes- tern section of the Go-operative Union. Songs were sung by Miss Edwards, of High-street, Cefn. and Mr. Tom Kent, of Merthyr. COJTPIBMATIOK.—A confirmation service was held a.t St. John's Church, Cefn, on Monday, when 49 candidates were confirmed from the parishes of Vaynor, Cwmtaf, and Taffechan, by the Bishop of St. David's. The Church was filled with parishioners. After the service Mrs. John Davies, the Rectory, Cefn, entertained all the candidates and their friends from the three parishes to tea. at the Church Hall. the Bishop and the Clergy were also amongst the large company.
REVIEWS. —Those of our readers whose misfor- tune it is to suffer from dropsy, will gladly wel- come the advent of a reliable cure for that distressing complaint. The case of a former sufferer of years' standing is very fully dealt with in a book published at Is., but to give greater publicity the publisher has decided to send the book free to readers of the "Merthyr Express" for one mojith (see advertisement on the first page). It is to be hoped that this treatment will become known, and that readers will bring it under the notice of friends suffer- ing from the complaint. "This Karznsworth Natural History" has been issued in response to the increasing interest on the part of the public in this fascinating subject. The work has behind it all the authority of the leading Natural Historians of the day, including Mr. Lydekker, Sir Harry Johnston, Professor Ainsworth Davies, and many other specialists in all departments of animal life. At the same time ,it is thorough- ly popular in style, and can be read and en- joyed by thosa who regard Natural History as the most fa-scinating and least exacting of scientific pastimes, A special feature of the work is the magnificence of its Illustrations. The letterpress is embellished with thousands of drawings and photographs from life; whik. I the colour plates, which run to 150 in number, are probably is most magnificent series of the kind ever issued with a work of this characf&f. 'The Harms worth. Natural History" will be issued in not more than 39 sevenponny partlW f every fortnight, and is conjtri^t^d to bound j upt;h$e$yolunwfi
-I VAYNOR. OBITTTARY.—There passed away last Friday avening, in the person of Mr. Morgan Meredith, of Blaenaufiryn Farm ,one of the most-respected inhabitants of Vaynor. Mr. Meredith, who Waff only 36 years of ago, was working in the fields bhe mornmg prior to his death, and while there employed he became suddenly ill. He was connected with one of the oldest families in the parish of Vaynor. His remains were in- terred in Vaynor Churchyard on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. John Davies (Rector) and the Rev. Mr. Picton officiating.
TAF-FECHAN.' • .fcSETHLEHKT.r.—-A- very succcssful concert, was £ iven at this caapel.on Thursday.; evening. A Capita! programme had bscu prepared 'bv the party from ths ^stablisfiment of Messrs. J. S. pavis and Co., drapers, High--stfeef. rtnd felso byisofotfS^mttfren- hood. The -Owen presided. The children contributed the following items:— Quartette, Mr. Garfield Rogers and party re- citation, Miss Annie Davies; solo, Mr. D. Jones; recitation, Annie Jones; ditto, Lily Jones; recitation, John Davies, soio, Mr. D. Jones; recitation, Annie Davies; recitation, Annie Jones; recitation, Vida Spacey; recita- tion, Annie Davies. The second part was given by the Dowlais friends as follows, the choir being under the baton of Mr. W. J. ThomasPianoforte solo. Master Horatio Da- vies; solo, "Yr Hen Gerddor," Mr. E. T. Da- vies: solo, "Within the Gates of Light," Miss Williams; Welsh recitation, "Y Ffoadur" ("The Fugitive"), Mr. E. T. Spencer; solo, Mr. W. J. Thomas; duett, Messrs. Osborne Morgan and E. T. Davies: solo, "Y Pennill Adroddai fy Nhad," Miss Williams; pcnnillion singing, Mr. W. J. Thomas: solo, "Death of N?lson," Mr. E. T. Davies recitation, "The Wreck of the Hesperus," Mr. E. T. Spencer; solo, Mr. Os- borne Morgan; chorus by the choir.
DOWj-AIS, SILOIl CHAPEL.—Special preaching services were- held on Sunday in connection with Siloh Welsh WesleyaQ Church, good congregations being attracted to all three meetings. Able and impressive discourses were delivered by the officiating ministers: Revs. T. Griffiths, CefnCoed; W. Cemfryn Thomas, Hebron, Caeharris; and J. E. Thomas, Treharris. PERSONAL.—The Rev. Edward Jones, now of Rhyl English Congregational Church (late of Gwernllwyn Welsh Congregational Church. Dowlais) has just received a call from a large and influential church in the Spen Valley. Yorkshire, to be their pastor, which, it is stated. ;'1 worth some £35.0 a year. The rev. gentletc-i, we hear, is not accepting the call. DEATH OF MRS. H. W. MARTIN.- -Th? llJ news was received at Dowlais last oi the death at Weston-super-Mare, or Tir isday, of Mrs. Annie Martin, the wife of Mr. Henry W. Martin, Sherwood, Cardiff, and formerly of Dowlais The ■sympathy of all who knew the family will be extended to Mr. Martin and his family in their bereavement. Last year Mr. Stuart Martin went out to South Africa, and was made the recipient of valuable presents by the men connected with the Dowlais Works and collieries. Another son was for some years in an important position in Russia. The funeral took place at Libanus on Monday.
PENTREBAQH. Mns; PRATT, 4, Morlais-street, Pentrebach, near Merthyr Tydfil, writing on the 3rd April, 1910, says :—" I have been taking Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa for over five years, and found that I could not do without it. I have found it very nourishing and do not think there is any better." This proves no one will regret having given Vi-Cocoa a fair test, as it contains in concen- trated form all the elements to repair nerve tissues and depleted blood, and its use will certainly be followed by a general building up of the whole system. Ask your giocer for Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, and try it to-day. A. packet costs sixpence only, and it is sold everywhere.
TROEDYRHIW. DOUGLAS MOTOR CYCLES arc second to none. Catalogues from District Agent, ARTHUR DANIKL, Trocdyrhiw. Ml4 LADIES looking for Good Value in Stylish Millin- ery should visit Victoria Buildings, where they will find all they need at the right price, with a com- petent Milliner in attendance. Another Speciality is Men's and Youths' Summer Suits to Measure. All the Newest Patters and Latest Styles; and in ad- dition we have a limited number of Guaranteed Watches, value 5s. each, one of which will be pre- sented to every cash purchaser of a Suit at Two Guineas or more. The, Watch is a Free Gift, and thisofrer will soon be withdrawn. — ARTHUR DANIEL, Victoria Buridines, Trocdyrhiw. Ml4 DRANK SALTS OF LEMON.—On Friday, Mr. R. J. Rhys, borough coroner, held an inquest at the General Garfield Inn, Troedyrliiw, on Mary E. Smith, wife of William Smith, 64, Cardiff- road, Troedyrhiw, who died on the previous Wednesday from the effects of swallowing salts of lemon. It was said that the deceased, who was 33 years of age, had been in a delicate state of health and much depressed since the birth of a child about six months ago. — A verdict of "Suicide whilst temporarily insane" was returned. FIRE.—On Friday night a fire occurred at No. 34, Elm-street. The. outbreak was noticed ] by Louis Rossi, an Italian, employed at Berni Bros. shop, who informed some of the neigh- bours. A message was sent to the police sta- tion, and Sergt. Lewis, with his staff, were soon at work with the hose and reel, and after play- ing water on the flames for about half-an-nour gamed the mastery.. In the meantime Mrs. Peters remembered that a child was in bed, and dashed into the house, and rushed up- stairs. After groping about in the dense smoke she recovered the little one and brought it down. Had it not been for the promptness of Mrs. Peters, who sustained burns, the child would probably have :been suffocated, and the lady is to be heartily- complimented on her pluck and determination. Damage to the fur- niture was estimated, at over £20. It is sur- mised that the fire originated through a spark catching some clothes- which were airing on a drying-horse near the fire. The tenant, Mr. Isaac Morgan, of 34, Elm-street, was at work, and Mrs. Morgan had gone to visit a sick sister. CANTATA. — Qn Wednesday and Thursday evenings, two performances of the popular cantata, "Joseph and his Brethren," in full character (by J. Astor Broad) was given by the Tabernacle English Baptist Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. W. P. Burrows. The following were responsible for the solo portions of the book:—"King," Mr. John Hamer; "Queen," Mrs. G. Price; "Jacob," Mr. J. Newman; "Joseph's Sister," Miss M. Hobbs; "Princess," Mrs. James Davies; "Angel," Miss E. A. Morgan; "Reuben," Mr. J. J. Lewis (Dowlais); "Judah," Mr. E. J. Davies; "Butler," Mr. David Morgan; "Baker," Mr. George Davies; "Guard," Mr. Fred Lloyd; and "Joseph," Mr. Harry Lewis, Nelson. With the exception of Messrs. Harry Lewis (Nelson) and J. J. Lewis (Dowlais) the parts were sus- tained by members of the choir, who did ad- mirably. The choruses, without exception, were rendered in good style, and the conductor was deservedly congratulated by all. The or- chestra was composed of the following:—First violins, Messrs. David Burrows, T. R. Jenkins, and B. Parte; second violins, Messrs. W. Newman and J. Richards; 'cello, Mr. S. Jaayne; clarionet, Mr, R. Green; bass violin, Mr. T. Picton; cornet, Mr. G. Price; trom- bone, Mr. J. Williams; accompanist, Mr. George Gould. On Wednesday, Mr. A. Daniel presided, and Dr. Ryce on Thursday, to both of whom a hearty vote of thanks were accorded. Mr. Edward Morgan acted as stage manager, assisted by Mr. Edward Davies, and the sec retary was Mr. Ernest Jones.
MERTHYR VALE. EARNEST JONES AND CO. For Suits to measure and all manner of Men's Clothing.—Commerce House, Aberfan. DOUGLAS OTOR CYCLES are second to none. Catalogues from District Agent. ARTHUR DANTFX, Troedyrhiw. v: -H4 MUSICAL.—The Abeffan Male Voice Party are now busy rehearsing for Caerphilly Eis- teddfod. PITS IDLE.—Last week Nixon's Collieries were idle two days, but this week they are in full swing. TRINITY CHURCH.—Mr. J. Devonald has reo turned to Merthyr Vale* and has again taken up the leadership of the above church, which will, undoubtedly, be a. great boon to the church and the locality at large. "EXPRESS" REPRESNTATIVE. — Mr. T. J. Hughes, of the Central Stores, Aberfan, has been appointed local correspondent of the "Mertbyr Express." Will secretaries and others who de-site reports inserted please com- municate with him. LIBERAL MEETING.—A meeting of the local Liberal Association was held on Monday even- ing, Dr. J. C. Edwards presiding, when the Rev. H. P. Jones read an excellent paper on "Single versus Double Chamber." Messrs. M. J. Pugh and John Evans were appointed dele gates to attend the East Glamorgan Liberal meeting at Pontypridd. SOCIAL.—A social tea was held at Trinity Church to 'commemorate the suooess of the party which won the first prize at the Dis- gwyIfa Eisteddfod. The artistes were: Mrs. Carey Wills, Mr. Johnny Thomas, Mr. Jack Owen, and Mr. John Devonald. Miss H. Ed- wards presided at the organ, and the Rev. W. Andrews occupied the chair. PERSONAL.—The Rev. W. H. Hopkins, now curate-in-charge of St. David's Church, Ton Pentre, has. been offered, and has accepted, the senior curacy of St. Mary's, Swansea, which is under the incumbency of the Rev. Hon. W. Talbot Rioe. The Rev. W. H. Hopkins is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hopkins, Marlborough House, Abexfan, Merthyr Vale. OBITUARY.—We have to record the death of Mr. David Roee, which took place, after a long illness. Deceased was a faithful member, of tba Church of Christ, and was held in great esteem. The funeral, which took on Thursday, was largely attended. —We have also to xeoord the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, frf Danderi Cottages, after a short illness. The funeral took place on Monday, when the Rev. E. Andrews officiated at the Cemetery. PP.EACHINC SERVICES. --At the annual preach- ing services of Aberfan Calvinistio Method iet GhapeJ, eloquent &!«9umg by the Revs. M. D. Jones, Mountain Ash, and the W. Jones, Pontardulais. Tho singing was of a very high character, and was conducted by Mr Edwin Morgan. Miss Parry presided at the organ.La.1t "Sunday, the pulpit at Dis- gwylfa was occupied by the Rev. R. R. Rob- erts, Abergynolwyn, North Wales, and the Rev. J. Davies, B.A., Briton Ferry. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—The ordinary meeting of the Chamber was held at the Windsor Hotel on Wednesday evening., Dr. J. C. Ed- wards (president) in the chair. There was a good attendance. Several matters of import- ance were discussed. Great dissatisfaction was expressed at the refusal of the T.V.R Com- pany to reduce fares of season tickets to chil- dren r-oing to Merthyr Schools. It was decided to write to the Borough Council urging them to proceed with the Mount Pleasant- Schools. Several, notices of moti-on were handed in for the next meeting. ■- s FARHWE1^ MEETING .—The..Mertb-yr Y a,e and Aberfan Male Voice Choir and a cumber of their sympathisers met at the Bethania Ves- try fast? Friday evening, to "bid farewell -'aitid' Godspeed lo their late conductor, Mr. Samuel Evans, A.C., who has been forced to resign his position as conductor of the choir owing to ill-health. Mr. M. J. Pnghe (chairman of the choir) presided.—Mi*. John Roberts moved the following resolution: "It was with deep regret that sve, the committee and members of this choir, received your resignation, and un- der the exception?.' circumstances we felt it our duty to 'e;arao, We further wish to convey our sinv.-ro wishes that you will soon regain your hop.ith fold strength, so as to en- able you to kj-in. position in the musical world which yc*?.T talent and ability demand. It is rier.dless to say what will be our loss w- 1 be 1. great gain tG your native town, Rbw. We assure you that we shall at all time? b" glad to hear of your successful career in art you so truly love."—The resolution was seconded by Mr, Septimus Ashton (precentor of Bethania), and can-led.
TREHArUS. REHEARSAL.—On Sunda.y a rehearsal prepar- atory to the forthcoming Welsh Baptist "cymanfa ganu" was held at Brynhyfryd, when a large number attended. The conductor was Mr. Powell, of Neath. WHIST DRIVE.—A very successful whist drive and dance took place at the Public Hall, on Thursdays, se'n-night under the auspices of St. Mathowrs Literary and Debating Society. The whist drive continued up to 10.30 p.m., when refreshments were partaken of, the arrange- ments being in the hands of a band of Lady members. Mr. Richard Evans acted as M.C. the whist drive, and Mr. William Williams -as M.C. for the dancing, which commenced at 11.15 p.m., and continued unt.1 2.50 a.m. A varied programme was gone through. Mr. Jenkins, chairman of the Debating Society, made a few suitable remarks for the occasion. The Rev. Mr. Morgan (curate) presented the prizes won by the ladies, and Mrs. Richard Evans those won by gentlemen. I.O.G.T.—The quarterly meeting of the Mer- thyr Valley District Lodge was held at Trehar- ris on Monday, under the presidency of D.C.T. Bro. E. James, Troedyrhiw, supported by the; following officers: D.V.T. Sis. Rees, Merthyr; D.E. Sup. Bro. Jones, Merthyr; D. Sup. J.T. Bro. Rees, Merthyr; D. Sect. Bro. Price, Pen- j ydarren D. Chaplain Bro. J. H. Sawdy D.M. Bro. Rees, Merthyr; D. Sentinel Lro. Powell, Penydarren; D. Messenger Sis. Lloyd, Tre- harris; P.D.C.T. Bro. G Morgan, Trehams; Credential Committeo repotted eight re- presentatives present. E,1.llent reports were submitted by the heads of the va- rious departments. After an adjournment for tea the District Degree was conferred on mem- bers eligible for same. Upon completion of ordinary business a discussion took place re the Order in general and Merthyr Valley in par- ticular, all sharing the view that there was a bright prospect for future usefulness. OBITUARY.—On, Tuesday, the funeral of an old and respected inhabitant in the person of Mr. William Blatchford, of Wingfield-terrace, Graig, Quakers' Yard, took place at St. Cynons Church. Deceased was born in the neighbour- hood, and died after a very brief illness. He was a staunch churchman, and had been choir- master of St. Cynons for more than ten years. He was also conductor of the Band of Hope, a Sunday School teacher, and a member of the C.E.M.S. The funeral was one of the largest that has taken place in the district for many years. The Rev T. W. Davies, Rector of Llanfabon, officiated, assisted by the Rev. W. H. James, curate of St. Cynon's, and the Rev. Peter James, curate of Nelson. There were also three Nonconformist ministers pre- sent, Revs. T. E. Williams (Berthllwyd), M. I. Thomas (Libanus), and D. Phillips (Taber- nacle). At the graveside during the singing of the last hymn, the children of the St. Cynon's Band of Hope passed the grave and each one threw in a bunch of flowers as a token of re- spect. Wreaths were sent by the following:— Pontypridd Imperial Unity Friendly Society, Band of Hope, Choir, Congregation, Sunday School, and one from the Quakers' Yard Model Cottage Club. The Band of Hope children walked in the funeral, and the members of the P.I.U.F.S. were well represented,
TERRITORIAL FORCE. ORDERS FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 30TH, 1910. 5TH BATT.. THE WELSH REGIMENT. Merthyr Detachment. — Monday: Recruit drill and signallers' practice, 7.45 p.m. Tues- day N.C.O.'s instruction class, 7.45 p.m. Wednesday: Company and recruit training; dress, drill order, 7.45 p.m.; night men, 9.50 a.m.; band to attend Friday: Recruit drill and signallers' practice. Saturday: Musketry, Tables A and B. from 10 3o.rn. For duty; Capt. D. Harris; CoL-Sergt. J. E. George; Corpl. D. Bull, Bugler E. Thomas. Next for duty: Lieut. H. H. Southey, Sergt. W. Davies, Corpl. H. J. Lloyd, Bugler W. H. Lewis.—(Signed) Frank T. James, Captain and Hon. Major, V.D., commanding Merthyr Detachment, 5th Batt. the Welsh Regiment. BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION. G Company.—Monday: Recruits' training, 7 p.m.; N.C.O.'s class, 8 p.m. Tuesday: Class firing in Drill Hall, 7 till 9.30 p.m. Wednesday: Company training, 7.45 p.m. Thursday: Com- pany training for night men, 10.15 a.m.; re- cruits training, 7 p.m. Friday: Semaphore class, 7;30 p.m. Saturday: Semaphore class, 7 p.m. — Lieut., for Captain commanding G Company.
Deri Girl Given a Chance to Reform. Annie Griffiths, 14, of Deri, waa summoned at Merthyr last Friday, for stealing 9a. 6d. from a drawer at the Deri Constitutional Club on the 11th April.—Mrs. Pulman, who acts as cashier, said she had missed money for some time. On the day in question she missed this money, and accused the girl of the theft. At first she denied it, but afterwards said she took 2s. Later the girl produced 9s. 6d., tied in a handkerchief, which she admitted she had stolen. Witness had marked coins, and some of those produced were marked.—Mr. Pulman said the girl had been employed as a servant at the club. They had missed money, they mark- ed some coins, and these were found among the 9s. 6d. produced by the defendant.—P.O. Herbert Lloyd said he arrested the defendant, who admitted her guilt.—The Stipendiary ad- ministered a caution to the girl, and bound her over under the First Offenders' Act for six months.
Caerphilly District Council. The annual meeting of the Caerphilly District Council was held on Tuesday evening, when the chief business was the appointing of the various committess for the ensuing year, and the election of ohairman and vice-ohairman.—On the motion of Col. H. Morgan Lindsay, Mr. W. H. Mathias was elected chairman. In thanking the members for this honour, Mr. Mathias proposed a vote of thanks to the retiring chair- man, Mr. J. B. Mathew, which drew from various other members warm and appreciative eulogies on the excellent conduct and ability of the retiring chairman. Mr. Hubert Jenkins (miners' agent) was elected vice-chairman.
The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something.-Carlyle.. Life finds its noblest spring of excellence, in the hidden impulse to do our best.—-R. Collyer. The man who enters upon infinite purposes lives the infinite life.—Phillips Brookes. What anyone bears willingly he bears easily. —Proverb. People are known by where they spend their leisure time.
Improving markets make it look as if poultry rearing is likely to become a really profitable enterprise. No matter how careful you may be, birds bought for stock are as likely as not to be infested with parasites, and unless check- ed such parasites will increase and multiply until the house and runs become so infested that it is impossible to keep healthy fowls in them. Every one has his own prescription for sucb troubles, but an effective measure consists of freely spraying all walks and wood- work with 1 in 200 izal veterinary fluid. The structure having been so treated, the runs should be dug up so as to bury deep the ex- crement' and parasites and bring fresh soil to the surface. Before restoring the birds to the newly-cleansed fowl house or run it is wise to dust some izal powder over their plumage. This will free the poultry of insects and they will start an altogether healthier life in their more sanita.ry surroundings. The points set out above and many more which should prove of great value to bird fanciers and poultry keepers are set out in a small I book entitled, "How to Keep Your Stock Healthy," which is pulished by Newton, Cham- bers, and 0g.4 Ltd., e £ Thorn^liife, a?ar Shef- field.. .JL
Gellygaer District Council. ANNUAL MEETING. COUNCILLOR W. B. LLOYD ELECTED CHAIRMAN. The annual meeting of the Gellygaer District. Council was held at the offices, Hengoed, on Monday afternoon. There were present- Messrs. E. Richards (in the chair), W. B. Lloyd, Dr. J. Richards, M.D., Messrs. Jonah Evans, G. Evans, B. Hughes, W. Hammond, Jos. Morgan, Rees Davies, T. M. Jones, D. Hopkins, Ben Jones, Gus Jones, W. Morgan, R. Jenkins, L. P. Edwards, T. J. Williams, with the Clerk (Mr. F. T. James), the Sur- veyor (Mr. P. J. Jones), Medical Officer of Health (Dr. W. W. Jones), and other officials. The Chairman having welcomed the new members in a few cordial words, the next busi- ness waa to elect a chairman for the year.— Following the usual course of procedure, and. on the lotion or Mr. Bees'Dari^ SsWw&atfd- by Mr. Morgan, the Vice-chairman (Mr. W. :8. Lloyd) was unanimously chosen to that office.—In vacating the chair, Mr. E. Richards expressed his thanks for the patience and toler- ance shown him during his year as chairman j and said he had no doubt that his successor would have the same kindness extended to him.—Mr. W B. Lloyd, who, on taking uie chair, was received with a hearty round of ap- plause, thanked the Council for the honour they had done him. It would, he said, be his endeavour to treat every member with respecta- bility and fairness, and felt sure that at the end of his term, the Gellygaer Council would be looked upon as one of the most business- like bodies in the county. It was now his J leasing duty to propose a vote of thanks to Mr. Ed. Richards for the able manner in which he had discharged his duties as chairman.— Dr. J. Richards seconded this, which was car- ried with applause. Mr. W. Hammond, in proposing Mr. B. Hughes be elected vioe-chairman, said that for the past two years he had been regular in his attendance at meetings, and he did not be- lieve anyone could find that he held preju- diced views.—Mr. E. Richards, in seconding, said Mr. Hammond had proposed him (Mr. E. Richards) for the vice-chair, and Mr. Hughes had been most attentive to his duties. Dr. J. Richards said he would respectfully move an amendment. His reason for so doing wa«—although he had the greatest respect for the proposer and seconder of Mr. Hughes, he had every reason to admire another who, in his opinion, had a better claim. Dr. Richards paid a glowing tribute to the ability and ex- perience possessed by the Rector of .Gellygaer, to his punctual and able discharge of his duties connected with the Council than whom no one had done better work as Chairman of the Public Works Committee.—Dr. Richards' motion in favour of the Rector of Gellygaer was seconded by Mr. George Evans.—Mr. Joseph Morgan then proposed Mr. Rees Davies, and Mr. John Edwards seconded.—On being put to the vote, three voted for the Rector of Gellygaer, three for Mr. Rees Davies, and eight for Mr. B. Hughes.—Mr. Hughes acknowledged the honour. COMMITTEES. It was decided that the meetings of the Council should be held as hitherto, viz., the first Monday of the month at 3.30.-This hav- ing been agreed to, Mr. E. Richards' sugges- tion that the time should be altered to 4.30, so as to afford better opportunities for at- tending to two or three members whose ser- vices were to a large extent lost to the rate- payers was regarded as too lata to act upon.— Mr. Joseph Morgan suggested that it would be a convenience if certain committees were linked together and, after some little discus- sion, it was arranged to group the Health, Cemeteries, and Plans as one committee, of which all the old members of the Health Committee were re-appointed, and the names of Mr. William Morgan, the new member for Pontlottyn, and Mr. Ben Jones, one of the new members for Bargoed, were added. It was also decided that the Finance a.nd Fire Brigade Committees should be united and composed of the same members as hitherto, with certain additions, viz., Messrs. Gus Jonce, L. P. Edwards, Ben Jones, T. M. Jones, John Edwards, John Jones, Ed. Rio- hards, J. Richards, M.D., G. Evans, Jonah Evans, W. Morgan, Dd. Hopkins, Res Da,vi48, and Joseph Morgan. The following were appointed on the Pub- lic Works Committee:—Rector of Gellygaer (Rev. T J. Jones), Messrs. E. Richards, T. J. Williams, J. Evans, R. Jenkins, J. Jones, L. P. Edwards, Gus Jones, W. Hammond, Joseph Morgan, David Hopkins, and Wm. Morg-an. The Bye-laws and Parliamentary Committee was composed of the following:—Messrs. E. Richards, Joseph Morgan, Jonah Evans, John Edwards, Gus Jones, William Morgan. The following were elected members of the Old Age Pemsiona Sub-Committee:—Messrs. W. B. Lloyd, W. Hammond, E. Richards, J. Edwards, T. J. Williams, Ben Hughes; Trades and Labour Societies, Mr. Walter Lewis (miners' agent); Benefit Societies, Mr. Tom Williams, Trelewis. The following weN; appointed to attend the next conference in regard to the formation of a Water Board for the Rhymney Valley:— Rev. T. J. Jones or of Gellygaer), Messrs. E. Richards, W. B. Uoyd, Rees. Davies, John Edwards, Ben Hughes, and. Dr. J. Richards. The name of Mr. Ben Joneo was also added in the place of Mr. Walter Lewis. A letter was read from the Mynyddislwyn Council, agreeing to the suggestion that one of the Local Government Board inspectors should meet the various authorities in confer- ence upon the proposed sewering scheme.—The Clerk said he had not yet £ eard from the Bed- wellty Council on the subject, but Mr. Ham- mond said he believed that Bed well ty would decide in favour that day. A letter was read from Mr. C. Foster, collec- tor of the Council's water and cottage rents, reviewing the work accomplished by him in getting in arrears of rents, and asking for an increase in the commission allowed.—It was de- cided not to. entertain the application. The Council agreed to grant the application of the Post Office authorities for permission to put up a telephone post at the back of Heol- ddu-road. An offer of B5 for the use of the recreation ground at Bargoed for grazing sheep was con- sidered, and it was decided that the Clerk should prepare conditions for such grazing for one of the committees to consider. A letter was read from Mr. W. A. Samwell, of Pontlottyn, complaining of the persistent nuisance caused by deposited refuse in Queen- street, Pontlottyn.—It was decided to forward the letter to the Sanitary Inspector at Pont- lottyn. The following plans were approved and passed:—Addition to shop at Bargoed for M.r. H. F. Hiles; residence at Pengam for Mr. J. W. Price; 27 houses at Penallta for Messrs. Morgan and Davies; houses at Hengoed for the Beaconsfield Building Club; and 23 houses at Gilfach for the Gwerthonor Building Club. A general district rate for the half-year end- ing 30th September of 18. 6d. in the £ was sealed.
Gertygaer Health. FIRST ANNUAL REPORT. The first annual report of the Medical Officer of Health to the Gellygaer Urban District Council (Dr. W. W. Jones, M.D., D.P.H.) gives the estimated population of the district at the 30th of June last as 30,512; the popula- tion in 1901, according to the census returns, of Gellygaer Parish bemg 18,169. The rateable value for poor rate purposes was £149,647, and assessable value for the general district rate £116,678 16s. 8d., both showing substantial increasÐ3 over the previous ar. During last year the births numbered 1,242, being at the rate of 40.7 per 1,000 per annum, which is the lowest rate for the district of which Dr. Jones has any record. No fewer than 38 of the deaths were due to colliery accidents, the Darran Colliery disaster being accountable for 26. The infantile mortality showed a gratify- ing reduction. Of infectious diseases, scarlet fever supplied by far the greater number, being very prevalent throughout the year, al- though not in an acutely epidemic form at any time. Steps have been taken to increase and improve the water supply; but the sewage disposal works "cannot meet the need of the greatly increasing population." Dr. Jones also strongly urges the Council to purchase or lease suitable sites in each village for the disposal of the refuse. The erection of houses at low ren- tals is also suggested for the accommodation of the poorer classes.
Lewis's Charity School, Pengam. LETTER FROM SIR ALFRED THOMAS, M.P. At the meeting of the Gellygaer District Council, on Monday, a letter was read from Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., enclosing a letter from the Minister of Education with regard to the petition sent out by the Council some time ago against the proposal of the Board of Edu- cation to allocate a portion of the endowments of Lewis's School to the Merthyr Corporation. The letter pointed out that the foundation was dealt with in 1889 under the Welsh Education Act, but that the Board were waiting for cer- tain information to be supplied from the Clerk to the County Council, and stated that when the scheme had been drafted it would be open for observation and criticism, but that at present the matter had not reached the stage of Parlia- mentary discussibn. The Clerk said that the scheme referred to in the letter was the propos- ed new county scheme, and was a different mat- ter than that with which the petition was con- cerned. It was decided that the Clerk should again write to Sir Alfred Thomas, and draw his attention to the distinction between the two.
An Egyptian Nationalist paper has been suppressed, and there is eome fear of further trouble. Gipsy Smith began a mission at Newport on Sunday, under the auspices of the local Free ¡ Church Council. He was enthusiastically welcomed by the workers, and addrteoed great audience* in the .Central Hall*
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