LOCAL INTELLIGENCE (CONTINUED.) EPIDEMIC OF MEASLES. Brecon road, Merthyr; Twynyrodyn, Dowlais, and Pen- ydarren infants' schools are closed this week, un account of an epidemic of measles. POLICE CONCERT.—On Thursday night the annual concert was given, at the Theatre Royal, in aid of the Police Benevolent Fund. The t programme was arranged by Madame Clara No veil o Davies, leader of the Royal Welsh Ladiea' Choir. CONCERT AT THE WORKHOUSE.—A very pleasant evening was spent at this institution on Tuesday when the High-street Pierrot Party, consisting of the following ladies and gentlemen, took part -.—Misses Millie Moms, Gladys Owen, Jenetta Powell, Maisie Morris and Messrs. J. Macmeskin, A. R. Morris, J. 1. Griffiths, Bryn Powell, Dave Evans and J. Gwynn: aom- panist, Mrs. W. T. Powell conductor, Mr. J. T. Owen. The entertainment was followed by a very laughable farce entitled" Dont spoil the fun," in which the following took put :-Misses ♦Hadvs Owen, Maisie Morris, and Messrs. H. Williams, E. Morris and J. Paulett. The inmates heartily enjoyed the entertainment. COMPENSATION CAE.At Merthyr County Court, on Thursday, William and Margaret "Davies claimed compensation from Messrs. Hill's Plymouth Co., ir respect of the loss of their son, George Davies, aged 14, who was killed by being run over by a journey of trams, at South Pit, on 13th January" last.—Mr. St. John Francis-Williams (instructed by Mr. A. T. Thomas) was for i*ha applicants Mr. R. Allen (instructed by Messrs. G. C. James, Charles and Davies) for the respondents.—It was alleged that the accident did not arise out of and in the eoursa of deceased s employment,—It transpired that a decision ot his Honour's, in a similar case, would come before the court of Appeal on Friday, and his Honour reserved judgment. 0YFASTHFA AND MERTHYR MUNICIPAL BA--zDl FKTE.—In connection with this fete a juvenile competition will take place in Cyfarthfa Park, on the 30th June, and the general committee, being very desirous of making this event successful, are o tie ring prizes to the value of £ 25. A meeting wiil be held in the Town Hail next Monday evening, at 8.30, to select the competitive pieces for boys' and girls' choirs, .•*nd to appoint adjudicators. A heaity invita- fcion is given to all conductors of juvenile choirs, of Sunday schools, Bands of Hope and day schools, and all others interested in music to be present. Conductors unable to ba present are ssked to send representatives. Communica- tions' may be sent either to Councillor H. M. Lloyd, chairman of musical committee, or to Mr. John T. Owen, secretary, Town Hall, Merthyr. HI<;H-STREET BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL.—J The anniversary services were held on Sunday last, when powerful sermous were preached by the Rev. Evan Williams, Dalston Junction, London, to large and appreciative congregations, In the afternoon, a special children's service was held, when solos were rendered by the following ;—Miss F. Pickford, Miss G. Owen, Mr. J. I. Griffiths recitations by Misses Marjory Davies, Daisy Jenkins, Bessie Owen, Muriel Davies, Helen Seaman, Tydti Hunt, Olgar Eastwood, and Master Harold Davies. Mr. Williams gave a delightful and pithy address, which was greatly enjoyed by all. The chair was occupied by Mr. John Davies (solicitor). During the evening service Miss Annie Rees, Dowlais, rendered a solo with much feeling and effect. The congregations were large, and the response to an appeal for liberal collections on behalf of the school building fund was most encouraging. The school choir, who had been trained by J. T. Owen, rendered special i hymns during the dáy. Mr. W. T. Powell presided at the organ. FESTIVAL OF THE PASSOVER.—On Saturday evening, Sunday and during the week the festival of the Passover has been celebrated at Merthyr Synagogue. The festival exténds o-.er eight days, and affeits the homa as well is the Church. At the home the ybung children j are taught the meaning of the Passover, and special fastings are observed.' On Sunday the services were well attended, the Rev. E. Bloom conducting, and appropriate sermons were delivered by the Rev. Aaron Isaac. In the rooming he took as his text Exodus xii., 22., Arid ye shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip It in the blood which is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side-posts with, the blood that is in the basin, and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning cf the festival." The rev. gentleman explained that the Passover was celebrated as an historical memorial of the deliverance of their forefathers from Egyptian bondage, and of the day on which as a hee people they fit entered on the paths of history. It was natural, he said, that tuch an important event should have beela (ishtned in with sacred ceremonials, to mark the beginning of not only a new epoch, but the commencement of their history. It was a religious ceremonial, which took place not in tcr at public assembly, but in individual homes. Moses bade them" draw our and take ye a lamb Recording to you families, and kill the Passover. This act directly prccedtd the exodus from the law of slavery, and the entry into the land of freedom. The hyssop was to typically remind the Israelites, who had been enslaved and cp pressed in Egypt for centuries, whore they were likened to tue hyssop on the wall, the meanest of all plants, that in the command to take a bunch of hyssop they wore exhorted to bec-iiie united. The sacrifice,* the Passover lamb, was a token of their trust in and submis- sion to Gcd, for the lamb was sacred to-Egyptians; the blood was the symbol of God's protection. For it was said When He will see the blood oc the lintel and two side-posts the Lord will, pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroy- er to come into your houses." The nation's j legends told of heroes who bathed in the blood of dragons, believing thereby to become ill. vincible, yet they were finally vanquished. But israel was fired to enthusiasm and courage by the cry of the blood of her martyred sons, who were, brought to the slaughter as lambs. The verse was a cail to them to be firmly united, and to make the homo the Seat of religion, and to give the home f he distinctive Jewish character. He appealed :Q them not to give up their ancient I customs and eeretuomtd, I MADAME LOWTHER KNIGHT, whose success here with her chart has been so marked, has much pleasure in announcing that Mrs. Ballard, of Brynteg-terrace, is now her agent and teacher j for Merthyr.—Lessons as usual. .FREE SAMPLE DOSES of the safe cough and cold cure—^Lloyd's Pectoral Fruit Balsam- will 9 given away daily for one month, at Henry M. Lloyd's, the People's Chemist, Victoria-street, Merthyr. H. RILEY (late brewer and manager for over two-and-a-half years to Hansard & Son) begs to announce to the inhabitants of Merthyr and district that he is starting business as aerated [ water manufacturer, and hopes to merit a share of the public patronage. Prompt attention to all orders. Specialities Sunflower Brand mineral waters, hop bitters, etc.—Penyrynys Works (back of Theatre Royal), Merthyr. MERTHYR, DOWLAIS AND DISTRICT RESCUE HOME.—The second annual street collection for the beneht of the Rescue Home will take place on Whit-Saturday, May 14th. The street collection last year was a very great success, and the committee hope that this year a larger amount will be collected, as funds are urgently needed to carry on this most necessary work. Collectors will be placed on all the principal thoroughfares of the district, and we trust that the public will give the help this work so richly deserves. ST. TYDFIL'S WELL CHURCH.—At the annual Vestry meeting, held in connection with this chufch, the following officers were elected :— Rector's warden, Mr. Roger Williams; people's warden. Mr. John Taylor; sidesmen, Messrs. Thomas (Cyfarthfa Castle), D. J. Parry, T. Davies (The Aventie), Jenkln Jones Shorten, J. W. Lewis, W. H. Ackland, T. J. Rice, W. Evans, T. Daries (Tudor-street), W. J. James Hill, Robt. Jones, W. Williams, Seward, E. T. Davies, Phelps, Daniel Rees, J. A. Williams, and Steele whilst Messrs. T. Elias and D. Davies were elected treasure and secretary respectively and Messrs. W. Evans and Seward auditors. MEKCHED Y DE.—The quarterly meeting of the local branches were held in the Vestry of Elizabeth-street Chapel, Dowlais, on Tuesday, The afternoon session was devoted to conference work, at which officers for the ensuing year were elected. The death of Mrs. Emma Williams, vice-president of the South Wales Union, was feelingly referred to, and a votfe of sympathy with her daughter was passed in silence. Mrs. Thomas, Penywern, presided at the con- ference. Mrs. Williams took an active part and keen interest in the work of temperance, and was one of the pioneers of the movement. A public meeting v.as held in the evening, when Mr?. Hughes (Fairview-terrace) and Mrs. Mor- fydd Evans (Kenftg Hill) gave telling addresses, while Mrs. Phillips, Madame Kate Llewellyn and Miss Williams contributed solos and recitations. Mrs. Bowen, president of the Dowlais Branch, presided. II
Merthyr Central Laundry. The prospectus of this company was issued I on Wednesday, and the capital was considerably over subscribed on the same day, the rush for shares being extraordinary. This was probably on account of the big dividends paid by other local laundry companies. The list, however, will not be closed until Wednesday, and it is the intention of the directors to give every consideration to those who apply for a small number of shares, the object being to allow as many as possible to have an interest in the company. The secretary is Mr. Seymour Berry, and the registered offices are in Victoria- street. I
Merthyr League of Young Liberals A meeting of the League was held on Wed- nooday, April 20th, at the Liberal Club. There was a Crowded attendance. Mr. F. A. Jones (president) occupied the chair. The earlier portion of the meeting was occupied witb League business. It wad decided to ask Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P to act as hon. president of the br&iich. Mr. H. S. Berry was appointed acting vice-president The rules of the branch were submitted, and carried. The President and secretary (Mr. Ben Jonee) presented their reports of the Swansea Conference for the con- solidation of branches to form a district feder- ation for South Wales and Monmouthshire. They eulogised the progressive epirit of all the speakers, and singled out the speech of Mr. Mond, M.P., for special commendation. Miss H. M. Jones and the president and secretary were selected to act as representatives of the branch on the District Council for South Wales. A communication from the Merthyr Liberal Association re the carrying on of pro- paganda work was referred to the committee to report upon. Mr David Price (Cefn) then delivered an ad- dress on the "Ideals of Liberalism." In his opening remarks he referred to the need of a restatement of the meaning of Liberalism. The Tory Party, he said. Were now vehemently anx- ious to formulate a programme of social re- form. A shrewd observer long ago said that I the fundamental principle of the British con- stitution was that the Liberals started the hare and the Tories caught it. Mr. Ellis Barker, of "Daily Express" fame, had constructed a Scheme of social reform to win the next Gen- eral election. Liberals need have no fear of the democracy of Great Britain shallowing a fictitious antidote offered by those who had en- deavoured to poison the cause of progress. Liberalism was a "frame of mind," as Mr. Bir- rell put it It was a frame of mind adaptable to its necessary limitations. He traced the various ideals of Liberalism. "The greatest good for the greatest number," Abraham Lin- coln's eloquent utterance, "The government of the people, by the people, for the people." fn the language and world of to-day, Li&eralism stood for broad, democratic Government, a wrder diffusion of wealth, and the great princi- ples of social and national liberty; it sought to bTM<m the, power of monopoly And vested m- terest, and to secure a more equitable distribu- tion of the land and necessaries of life. appealed to the members of the League to .DC: cotne conscious of these high ira&b. Misses M. M. Jones and Griffith's;. KleWs. Conn. Lewis (in Welsh), W. Griffiths, ferh'est Jones, H. S. Berry, E. W. Jenkins, T. M. Jones (in Welsh), eulogised the address, and expressed their pleasure ct the splendid au dience. The President, in putting a motion cf thanks to_ the meeting, desired to asrociatc himself with it. The motion was carried wi-h acclamation, to which Mr. Price responded'. The meeting terminated with a vote of thank.- to the President. Account Books in Great Variety, Size. Rulinpr. ainJ Binding to Suit, every Purctusfer.VKxpress'' Office GlebeUnd-stieet* Mertbyr, .1
] Merthyr Education Authority. A meeting of the School Management Com- mittee of the Merthyi Education Authority was heid on Wednesday night, Coun. R. P. Rees presiding. Miss Parsons, late of Treharris Infants' Schoo!, who had b-ri away training for twelve months, wrote stating that she would be ftoo m Juno, and it was agreed that her name bo placed upon the list. placed upon the list. The Clerk said the attention of the Commit- tee had bn called to cases decided in the High Court with reference to the insurance of school children und°r the Compensation Act, and the Town Clerk presented a report stat- ing thai, on a caso aiready decided, ho.thought it would be well for the Committee to protect themselves by insuring the scholars.—Coun. F. S. Simond' said the case had been upheld on appeal during ih< last fortnight.—It was agreed to write to several insurance companies asking for terms.—The Borough Controller said the to write to several insurance companies asking for terms.—The Borough Controller said the usual charge was so much pc.r hundred children. Four applications were received for the post of head teacher at Trefoarris Girls' School, viz. Miss Sarah Williams, Dowlais; Miss Mar- garet Williams, Dowlais; M'ss Mary G. Da- vies, Treharris; and Miss Lilian Maodonatd, Mert.hyr. The salary is LI.20, rising to £ 150.— The Committee decide that the teacher ap- pointed must reside near the school.—Miss Sarah Williams received a majority of votes, and she was unanimously appointed. It was reported that teachers living at Peny- darren and engaged in the Twynyrodyn or Town Schools were allowed 15s. per annum for tram fares; and those rcsi.ding at Dowlais, JB1 per ann'um.—The Committee expressed sur- prise, and it was stated that tram fares were allowed by the old School Board, and they I had never been knocked cif.-Aid. A. Wilson gave notice to move that such payments be discontinued.
Is I Echo of the General Election. I EXPENSES OF MR. FOX-DAVIES. In Mr. Justioe Phillimore's Court last Friday, Mr. J. B. Matthews, on behalf of Mr Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, who was Conservative can- didate at the last General Election for the Merthyr Borough, moved for leave to pay a sum of £ 41 16s. 6d., which would make the return of his action expenses £34 Os. 6d. over the statutory maximum. He said that no Con- servative, until Mr. Fox-Davies came forward, had contested the constituency since 1895. Thus, perhaps, it was the members of the Conserva- tive Party were not conversant with the law, and that the local people into whose hands the conduct of the action was placed were singu- larly ignorant of the provisions of Sir Henry James' Act; in fact, he questioned whether they had ever heard of it (laughter). Mr. Fox- Davies piaoed himself in the hands of two active Conservative gentlemen, Mr. Watson, of Merthyr, and Mr. Thomas Rees, of A be Mare, and they assumed they had authority to order certain things which were the special preroga- tive of the duly appointed election agent. These gentlemen, in the exercise of their right as th thought, incurred this liability. Mr. Fox-Davies, he ha.d no doubt, might have re- pudicated all those bills bad he liked. There were a considerable number he had repudiated, but they were not the subject of that applica> tion. Counsel wa6 happy to say the three other candidates by whom Mr. Davies was opposed had written him very nice letters, stating that they should not offer any opposition to that application. -Tiie application was granted.
TERRITORIAL FORCE. ORDERS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 7TH MAP, 1910. 5TH BATT.. THE WELSH REGIMENT. Mftrthyr Detachment.—Monday: Recruit1 drill and signallers practice, 7.45 p.m. Tues- day: N.C.O.'s instruction class, 7.45 p.m. Wed- nesday: Company and recruit training, 7.45 p.m. night men. 9.30 a.m.; dress, drill or- der. Friday: Recruit drill and signallers' practice, 7.45 p.m. Saturday: Class firing from 10 a.m. For duty: Lieut. H. H. Southey, Sergfc. W. Davies. Corpl. H. J. Lloyd, Bugle? W. H. Lewis. Next for duty, Second-Lieut. R. D. Evans, Sergt. W. M. Macdonald, Corpl. W. O. George, Bugler E. Thomas.—(Signed) Frank T. James, Captain and Hon. Major, V.D., commanding Merthyr Detachment, 5th Batt. the Welsh Regiment. BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION. G Companv.—Monday: Recruits training, 7 p.m.; N.C.O.'s class, 0.15 p.m. Tuesdav: Class firing in Drill Hall, 7 to 9.30 p.m. Wed- nesday: Company training, 7.45 p.m. Thurs- day: Company training for night men. 10 a.m.; recruits training, 7 p.m. Friday: Sem- aphore class. 7 p.m. Saturday: Semaphore class, 7 p.m.—(Signed) E. H. Musgrove, Lieut., for Captain cofnmanding G Company.
BEDLINOG. NEW SCHOOL.—A tel1<1'' for a new girls' school, to accommodate abo t 350 children, has been accepted. Mr. J. Hancock, of Cardiff has the contract.
Merthyr Olympia Skating Rink. We would remind readers of the grand sports to be provided at the Olympia Skating Rink, P^rk-place, Merthyr, every night next week. Prizes to the value of £ 25 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, I obstacle, baloon, 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, competitors will find their own shirts and caps, and the management will provide candles, t candlesticks and matches. This will prove one of the greatest novelties of the season. Entries j for the events should be sent in at once. The prices of admission have been revised, and will I be found in our' advertising columns, as well as a programme of events. For further par- i ticnlars application should be made to the I manager. The Management are offering valuable prizes, including silver-plated spirit kettles and stands, ladies' and gentlemen's companions, cases of fruit knives (silver), also pairs of the best skates, and books of tickets, which will be sure to please competitors. Arrangements have been made for skaters in costume to enter the building at the side door. A gmnd mask carvinal will be held on May 26th, further particulars will be given later. Owing to the great crush at the last carnival many patrons were unable to obtain sitting accommodaition. The management have since made arrangements for the numbering of seats, so that those holding reserved seat tickets need tear no inconvenience.
Alberto Braglia, who figured among the world's champion gymnasts, and as winner of Olympic races at Athens, in 1906, and at Lon- don in 1908, met with a terriblo accident on Sunday night at the Modena Theatre, Milan, where he was performing the dangerous feat known as the "human torpedo." Braglia mis- judged the distance in leaping from the down- rushing car, and, missing the "trapeze, was dashed with, terrific force cn, the stage in a state cf -i- The bociv was such a mass of wounds that the surgeons despair of saving him. There was a stampede of the herrified public (gen fcbeftfcr«t»' -9
Theatre Royal, Merthyr. The sensational melodrama, At Cripple Creek," as the name suggests, has a regular Wild West flavour about it, and those who favour this particular style have been well catered for by Miss Ida. Molesworth and Mr. Mark Blow's Company. A return visit of Mr. C. Watson Mill's Company is announced for next week, when he will present li The Love of the Princess." — mfr
ABERFAN. FOOTBALL.—On Thursday last the Merthyr Borough Police Football Team played a match with a team selected by Mr. Harry Roberts, at the Coffee Tavern field, Merthyr Vale. The game ended in a draw, 4 goals each. After the match the teams were entertained to an excellent luncheon provided by Mr. T. V. Jenkins, of the Navigation Hotel. REHEARSAL.—A rehearsal in connection with the Methodist annual singing festival was held at Aberfan Chapel, on Sunday afternoon. It was confined mostly to the lower district, comprising Graig, Abercanaid, Nazareth, Troed. yrhiw, Disgwylfa, Merthyr Vale and Aberfan. Hymns, anthems and choruses were sung, and the singing generally was of a high merit. The conductors were Mr. J. O. Jones, Aberfan, and Mr. Edward Morgan, Troedyrhiw, while Miss K. L. Thomas presided at the organ and Mr. D. Francis, Troedyrhiw, occupied the chair. FANCIERS' SOCIETY.—A meeting of the Black- and-Tan Terrier Society, of South Wales and Monfiiouthshire, was held at the Navigation Hotel, Mr. David Sullivan presiding. Four new members were made and several new ones are to be made at the next meeting. After general business had been disposed of the chairman, being the holder of the fchallenge 11 1-1 cup of the Club. presented the same in a. very neat speech, to Mr. Pr-M Rees,, of Abercanaid, the winner at Mo«-s;ii! .show. Have you anything- to Sell? Advertise in our Want Columns! and it j* as (rood dLe sold. A I
TREHAnnis. TRAIN ALTERATION.—There are numerous alterations in the times of the trains calling at Treharris and Quakers' Yard, commencing 1st May. B.W.T.A.—On Wednesday se'nnight, at Bethel Vestry, Miss Jennie Warren delivered an interesting and instructive address, under the auspices of the British Women's Temperance Association, on her recent journey to Palestine, to a fair audience. Mrs. Morgan, Glen View, presided. SKATING RiNr,The new skating rink at the Pantanas Hall was opened on Friday night, when a large number attended. Several leading local gentlemen were present. Exhibitions of skating were given by the instructor and in- structress, both of whom proved to be well versed in this latest amusement, A select band was in attendance. CYMANFA GANU.—The 18th annual Cymanfa Ganu in connection witd the Welsh Congrega- tionalists of the district was held at Tabernacle, Treharris, on Blonday and the following other churches were also well represented :—Penuel (Nelsou), Libanus (Graigberthlwyd), Moriah (Bedlinog), Bethania (Aberfan), Ebenezer (Tre- lewis), Bryn Seion (Nelson), Branch Seion E(dwardsville), Moriah (Ystrad Mynacli), and Mynydd Soion (Abercynon). The conductor was Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards, leader of the Mountain Ash Chior. The organists were :— Mr. R. C. Powell (Bedlinog), Mr. Hugh Powell (Trelewis), and Mr. J. W. Watkins (Aberfan). The Tabernacle Temperance Band was also in attendance at each meeting, under the con- ductorship of Mr. James Carlick, Treharris. The following gentlemen presided at the various meetings :—Mr. William Price (Nelson), Rev. Olwyn Evans (Bedlinog), and Rev. Ffrwdwen Lewis (Trelewis). Addresses were given by the Rev. M. 1. Thomas (Libanus), Alderman Rowland Evans (Aberfan), and Mr. Jesse Williams (Abercynon). The morning service was opened by the Rev. Olwyn Evans (Bedlinog, and closed by the chanting of the Lord's Prayer by the children. The Rev. Mr. James (Abercy- non) opened the afternoon service, which was closed in prayer by the Rev. Wra. Jones (Bryn- hyfryd, Treharris). The evening service was opened by the Rev. T. E. Williams (Berthlwyd) Quakers' Yard) and closed in prayer by the Rev. Ffrydwen Lewis (Weharris). The pro- gramme was made up from tunes selected from Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol," and also tunes by the following local gentlemen David Price (Trelewis), Mr J. D. Rees (Berthlwyd, Quakers' Yard), Mr. D. J. Hughes (Treharris), and Mr. J. M. Webber (Merthyr). The tunes of Mr. Price and Mr. Rees were great favourites. The programme also included beautiful tunes by the late Dr. Joseph Parry, whoso tunes now belong to the Welsh Congregational Union. One of his themes was also sung, Pebyll yr Arglwydd," also an anthem by Mr. Tom Price Efe a Ddaw" was rendered in fine style, which reflected credit on its composer. The singing at all the meetings was of a very high order and was much appreciated. The arrange- ments were carried but by a committee con- sisting of four members from each church, under the chairmanship of Mr. Thomas Morgan (Nelson); Mr. David Griffiths acted as treasurer, and Mi. Daniel Hughes at secretary. Refresh- ments were provided in the Tabernacle Vestry for visitors, by the Tabernacle friends. The meetings were crowded throughout the day, many failing to gain admission. SUMMER SHOWROOM.—Suecial display of the Latest Fashions and Novelties on Friday and Sat- urday. May 6th and 7th, and following days, at R. T. JONES & Co., Market Square, Merthyr.
ABERCWMBOI. IN MEMORLAM.—On Sunday evening the Rev. J. Bowen Davies, pastor of Bethlehem Congregational Church, preached a sermon in memory of Mrs. Davies, who was a faithful member of the church. He spoke very highly of the deceased's virtues. BUILDING DEVELOPMENTs.-This village is making fast strides. The older inhabitants knew no streets besides the old-time John-street and Jenkin-streef, but now there is a plethora of houses which stretch from the Abercwmboi Farm almost to the brickworks of the Powell Duffryn Co., at Abeiaman. It is now reported that 46 houses are to be erected opposite Bron- allt-terrace. The undertaking is under the auspices of a local building club, and the contractors are Messrs. Jones Bros., Abercwmboi (late of Barry Dock). LECTURE.—Last Friday evening a lecture was delivered at Bethlehem M.I. Society, by Mr. Henry Lloyd (Ab Hevin), Aberdare. The chair was occupied by Mr. Dan Isaac. The subject of the lecture was Y ddwy nain." A characteristic feature of the evening was the presence on the platform of two ladies dressed in Welsh costume, viz., Mrs. Sarah Rees and Mrs. W. R. Griffiths. The lecturer rendered "Brcnddwyd y frenhines and several other old Welsh airs, and his imitation of eminent j Welsh preachers of former daya elicited voci- ferous applause. The two ladies on the plat- form sang, at his request, Dyma Feible anwyl lesu." Englynwn were given by Gwinau Emlyn. QUARTERLY MEETINGS.—The quarterly meet- ings in connection with Bethlehem Congrega- tional Church were held on Sunday. Mr. John Evans, the superintendent of the Sunday School, presided. The meeting was opened by the Band of Hope Choir, who gave an excellent rendering. Mr. Henry Williams then questioned the children out of the catechism entitled Camrau 'r resu." The following gave recita- tions :—Misses Ceridwen Morris, Maggie Williams Mary J. Hughes, Maggie Davies, Annie M. James, Ceinwen Evans, Maggie E. Evans, Matilda6 Williams and Messrs. Richard Williams, Emrys Rees, James Ll. Evans, Arthur Davies, William R. Hughes and Ernset Davies. The following delivered solos:—Mr. Philip Rees, and Misses Elizabeth Harris and Maggie Isaacs. A duet was also given by Trevor and Olwen Isaac. r POLMCA-t.-At a meeting of the Young Liberals' League, held on Wednesday, Messrs. Wm. Thomas (secretary of the Mountain ASh League of Young Liberals) and Mr., Thomas Davies (tailor), Mountain Ash, gave addresses. The following offioers were appointed:— Chairman, Mr. Daniel J. Evans; vice-chairman, Mr. Philip Rees; President, Mr. Edgar R. Jonea M.P.; secretary, Mr. John Hugh Davies; corresponding secretary, Mr. Wm. R. Griffiths, 107, John-street treasurer, Mr. W. Bennett, shoemaker executive committee, Messrs. Henry Williams, John Evans, Daniel Evans, Evan Phillips, Wm. Phillips, Rev. J. B. Davies f Cong.), Rev. M. Jenkins (B.) Miss S. Davies (Cwmpen-, nar), Misses Mary James and Maud Jones, and Messrs. Owen Morton and Tom Wills. It was. decided to ask Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., to attend on the first possible date to formally open the branch, and to aek Mr. Aubrey Roberts, to be present as well.
CODREAMAN. RIFLE SHOOTING.—On Thursday night a shooting match took place between the Abera- man Hotel Air Rifle Team and Cwmaman Insti- tute, on the range of the former club. Aber- aman won by 19 points. Scoros:-Aberaiftan Hotel.—W. Stephens 23, H. Adams 28, F. Ricketta 28, S. Jones 26, G. Roberts 25, H. Broom 28, F. Bishop, 27, T. Howells 39, J. Emanuel 27, J. Evans 4, M. Jones 27, T. Thomas 25; total, 337. Cwmaman Institute.— A. Wilson 30, J. Ray 29, C. Moseley 32t N. Piper 31, O. Owen 29, J. Williams 30, H. Penny 28, J. Williams 30, J. Davey 28, E. Saunders 27, J. Thomas 32, H. Edwards 30; total, 356. INTERMENT.—The interment of Mr. Moses Jones took place on Monday afternoon, at the Aberdare cemetery. Deceased, who was 23 years of age, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jones, 45, Jubilee-road (formerly of Forge View Cottage), Aberaman. A lingering illness of several months' duration culminated in an attack of inflammation on the brain, from the effects of which he passed away on Wednes- day of last week. He was greatly esteemed, as was evidenced by the large number that attended to pay their last tributes of respect. The burial obsequies were conducted by the Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron.
NELSON. SúMJnm $HowrooNt. -Special display of the I Latest Fashions and Novelties on Friday apd Sat- urday, May 6th and 7th. and following days, at Co., Market Squ^e, Merthyr, 1
ClIO AIM", MIlK A little Lemco stirred- into milk will nearly always work wonders for delicate children. The I-cmco gets over the diges- tion difficulty and soon makes them robust and stron, Lekico gives equally good results when prescribed in the same way for invalids and the aged, especially where the digestive system is weakened or deranged. Doctors recommend i to 1 teaspoonful of Lemco being- added to 4 pint of hot milk. Lem-o, u Lloyd's Ar-^nue, London, F- C :j ,j;f}: '?,:r.f: ;.i
Ynysybw! Miners and New Agreement. A meeting of the workmen employed at t Lady Windsor Colliery was held last Thursday. evening at tho Workmen's Institute, Ynysybwlf Mr. Morgan Walters presiding.—Mr. Ben Da' vies (miners' agent) explained the various clauses of the new agreement, and remarked that although the men had not got what they expected, they bad done very well indeed cozn-f pared witb the owners' first proposals.—At thA close of the address, the meeting endeavoured to ascertain from Mr. Davies tho nature of t undertaking re abnormal places to which M Hartshorn objected when signing the agree- ment.—Mr. Davies, in his reply, tsated that 114 knew of no agreement or undertaking regard ing abnormal places to which Mr. HartsborO had oause to object.—No resolution was put to the meeting.
CWMAMAN. PERSONAL.—Councillor Owen Powell, who has been ill for a considerable time, is well on the road to recovery. OBITUARY.—We have to record the death of Mr. T. W. Jones, St. Joseph's- terrace, at the advanced age of 73 years. Deecased was aO ex-army schoolmaster, and wac held in much respect in the village. SINGING FESTIVAL.—For the third year IF succession a singing festival was held, oil Monday, under the auspices of the welill Congregational Churches at Moriah(Aman) Cwmaman) and Noddia (Godreaman), Despite boisterous weather largo numbers attended the afternoon meeting held at Noddfa ChapOli when the Rev. J. Henner Thomas presided. In the evening the meeting was held at Moriak Chapel, Cwmaman, the chair being occupidd by the Rev. T. Thomas, Nooddfa, (3odreamalu The conductor was Mr. Rees Thomas, precentot at Moriah Church. The accompanists were Mi-. Edward Lewis, Cwmaman, and Mr. W. J. Jones, Godreaman. The singing throughout was excellent.
LLWYDCOED. PERFORMANCE. At the Public Hall, Trf cynon, OIl Thursday evening, the Moriah C3»- Juvenile Choir gave a performance of "HolidaJ on the Sands," under the conductorship of Mr. Robert Griffiths, A.C. Mr. Edward Pvgllo Cwmda.re, presided. The chief chaxaeters were- —"Jimmy Faker," Mr. T. D. Davies; "B Bowsprit," MT. D. O. Roberts, Cwmdai«'^ "Mrs. Brown," Miss Mary B Jones; "Kittv,^ Miss Mary Jane Welters; "Mr. Grimshaw, • Mr. T Pritchard Griffiths; "Doctor," Mv. L J. Griffiths; "Customs Officers," Messrs. W- Davies and M. J. Davies, "Mossoo," Mr. Wnj-! J. Davies; "Mr. Ccheinder," Mr John P" Davies; '"Pat," Mr. Thomas Owen; "Captai}} Coastguard," Mr Dan Walters; "Tom Brown, Mr. Henry Davies; "Sambo," Mr. John V vies. The accompanists were Messrs. W. J o and H. R. Walters. Mr. W. R. Davies aCW" as stage manager. The secretarial duties were discharged by Mr. J H. Davies, and the treaS* urer was Mr Morgan Daries. Prooeeds wøtØ in aid of the chapel funds. There was a repty tition on Saturday evening SUMMER SHOWROOM.-Special disolay of tIiâ Latest Fashions and Novelties on Friday and S urday, May 6th and 7th, and t'ollou ing days, R. T. JOUES & Co., Market Square, Merthyr.
HIRWAIN. QUOIT CLUB.—A strong quoit club has BE^? formed for the coming season, to be captain0^ by Mr Henry Pitt. RAMOTH.—The pulpit at Ramoth was, JS' Sunday last, occupied by the Rev. JasO. James, Tylorstown. Mr. James delivered ttf# powerful sermons. Mr. A. Watkins presid^ at the organ. J F.WTTA rrzs.-Ilie members of the a branch of the above Order met ab the room on Tuesday evening to discuss the a visability of inviting-the Annual Council Hirwain in 1911, and also to elect district cers for 1910-11.. OBITUARY.—We have to record the death Mr. David Evans, Willows Farm, which place on Sunday morning after a long ill The funeral took place on Wednesday, a lar^? number escorting the remains to Pend«r| Churchyard. The Rechabites, of which ceased was a member, attended to pav a. tribute of respect The Rev. R. Derfel RobertA) Tabernacle, officiated. MUSICAL SUCCESS. 'I'ss Rachel Ann Davie* daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. P Davies, lyn House, passed first-class honours in r1? examination held at Aberdare. in connect with the Victoria College of Music; advall" ed_ stage. Miss Ceridwen Davies, her ^,4, gamed first-class honours in the preliminsfj examination of the London College of jNluSJ^ Mils Hannah Jane Evans, daughter of Richard J Evans, of Harries-street, passed the intermediate stage of the L.C.M.. ANNIVERSART MEETINGS.—Ordination vices were held at Zion English Baptist Chufr, on Sunday and Monday last of the Rev. Z Arias Davies (Aberaman) being ordained to tti' paatorateship. Preaching services were held Sunday, the officiating ministers being Revs. J. Lloyd Williams, Merthyr; E. "V.. man, Mountain Ash; A. B. Kinsey, Abzrda and W. Morgan, Troedyrhiw (president of t Aberdaxe and Merthyr Valleys Baptist AsSj f ciation). The ordination service was held Of 4 p.m., while the recognition service too* place at 8. The' meetings were very attended, numerous visitors being present t/L Aberdare and Aberaman districts, and to comodate these tea was prepared after the dination service, at Tabernacle Vestrv, lent for the occasion. Several gentlemen ="P° in high praise of the newly ordained ministry The chair on Monday evening' was taken Mr. Morgan. SuMinjR SHOWROOM.—Spccial display of M Latest Fashions and Novelties on Frciay and urday, May 6th and 7th, and following days. R. T. JONES & Co., Market Square, Merthyr. I.
POil-YPRIDD SENSATION A BAKER'S WIFE RESCUED. FROM ADVANCED ANEMIA AND DECLINE. MADE STRONG AND WELL BY DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS. Der-v's of a remarkable euce by Dr. Williams' Pink P I! which c-eared quite a sensation in 'd, I were related to a "Merthyr Ex- press" reporter recentiy by Mrs. Mary Eiiza- Iv-Ln Simmons, tli- of Mr. Joseph Janvs Simmons:, a baker, residing fit 2, IGp" Cot- tapes, Hannah Street, Perth. Rhondda. Vailey. Before bar marriage, which took place about r.r> years atro, Mrs. Simmons, who then re- sided Pontypridd, developed a severe at- tack of Indin=:ticn and Anaemia. In spite of everything that was done to cure her, both maladies became worse, and eventually &he j,!p.d into rapid decline. Her illnass assumed such a serious aspeit that w as rf:2arded as inclined TO consumption; L'I. thanks to Dr. Williams' P;nk Piils, Mrs. Simtnons enjoys splendid heaith to-day. Her t'Ü.7 complexion, bright, clear eye., and cheer- ful n.ien. speak eloquently of the beneSts of th", New Blood which Dr. Williams' Pink Pills fiiipi:ed. ••.Jiefoi-e mv marriage," satd Mrs. Simmons, "I lived at 22, Union Street, Pontypridd. For many years I suffered from Anaemic., and al- though I had -plen-zy of nourishing food and r*ed:-?.;] treatment, I wasted away until I was airoosc a skeleton. face, I;rw, and gums went as white as paper, and I suffered from debilit* and prostra- tion. I felt languid and depressed, my breath was short, there was pain and palpitation at my he-art, and rinciric noises in the ears that made we deaf and irritable. "I suffered with splitting headaches and dizzi- np-ss backaches and cruel pains acroes my chest and stomach. What food I at wa. either rejected or did not nourish ma, so I wasted as though I were starred, and became almost too weak to stand on my lees. "I could hardly wr.lk across the rcom. Wlhen I used to try to walk next door, I had to rest half way on the ledge of the window, and take breath. AI. last I got too weak for such a journey and had to g:(' up all out door life. "I was always taking medicines and trying different prepared foods, but I became a per- fect wreck. The pains across my chest got worse, my ankle- swelled, and I fainted at the least exertion. My hands, lips, ears, and feet were always cold, and I became almost too pow<>SS TO even raife my arms. In fact, I could do very little for myself at all. "My parents tried everything; they could think of to cure me; my room was like a chemist's shop with bottles and pill boxes; but I got worse arid worse. "Yes. if it had not been for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, I should have been in 'Glyntaff' some years ago" (Glyntaff being the name of the cvi.'ietery in that part, of South Wales). "There's no consumption in our family, but I was in such a decline that many regarded me with alarm. I don't imagine that anyone tho17ht f w0UJrl recover. "My father one day read in a newspaper of a similar case to mine being cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and as a last resource, he purchased a 6upplv of the Pills for me. I carefully followed the direc- tions, and before I had finished taking the contents of two boxes I felt like a new woman. I knew that my life would be saved if I per- severed with the Pills, and I want you to teil the world the facts, so that my fellow-women who sutler may be cured. Dr. Williams.' Pink Pills did save my life; I persevered with them, and to-day I feel as well as though I had never been ill." The reporter remarked that Mrs. Simmons looked the picture of health. "I haven't had even the slightest symptom of ancemia or indigestion since my cure," added Mrs. Simmons. "I have been married over three years. I do all the housework as well as attend to my family, and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills alone have enabled me to do it. I have recommended the Pills to many of my friends who suffered from s mila.r weakness, and I am convinced that Dr. Williams' Pink Piils will cure any disorder that depends upon the blood. They gave me 'new blood and new life, and I haven't had a day's illness since. "As I continued taking the Pills, my appe- tite came back. I found a relish for rny meals that I never had before. My spirits brightened and I soon felt active and strong. In time my face became quite plumn and rosy again, and I could fed the new blood glowin- in my hands and feet; they were never cold again like they used to be. Everybody remai'ked what a wonderful change was coming over me. I lost ail sense of weakness, all pain and discomfort, and I can vi-alk miles new without feeling the slightest fatigue. Yes, I give you full permission to publish these facts." At this juncture, Mr. Simmons drove up to the house in the bread cart, and confirmed his wife's cure by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. MANY DISORDERS: ONE CAUSE. The rnalad; e z; that a.rise from bad blood are betrayed in var'ous Disorders of the Nerves, Skin. and Muscles. As the trouble is seated in the Blood, the cure can only be effected through tti- Blood. Because they make New, Red Blood. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale people have cured Anaemia, Indigestion, St. Vitus' Dance, Rheumatism. Aft0r-1¡ffects of Influenza, Eczema, a.nd other disorders of the Skin, Lumbago, Scintioa, Pains in ths Back, Neuralgia, Nervous Disorders, a.nd Paralysis; also the ailments of the weaker sx. Obtain- able of dealers, or direct from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company. 46, Holborn Viaduct, Lon- don, pest free, 2s. 9d. for one box. or 13,. 9d. for six boxes. You must insist at shops on having Pills with the full name on -w.-apper.- Dr. Williams' Pink Piils for Pale People.
Merthyr Liberal Federation. A meeting of the executive committee, the first since the general meeting of the Federation, was held last Friday evening. The proceedings were in camera, but we understand that steps were taken to arrange for a joint meeting of the executive of the Federation and the Officials of the various branches of the League of Young Liberals in the borough, which are at present becoming very powerful and numerous. That conference will take place next week, and it is expected that arrangements will then be made for the allocation of political work. So far the question of running a second Liberal can- didate has not been seriously considered, but in view of the attitude of Ilr. J. Keir Hardie, M.P., and his open challenge to the Federation, it will doubtless have to be considered at an early date.
"Children Going on to the Scrap Heap." MR. EDGAR JONES'S EXPERIENCE IN SCHOOL. SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. Mr. Edgar Jones took part in the debate on the Education Vote, in the House of Commons, last Friday. He. said he deplored that there should at this time of day be any opposition to so moderate a reform in the interests of the I children of the workers as that for the pro- vision of 10 cubic feet of air space for each chiid. He would be the last to complain about additional grants for secondary education, but thought there was a danger of doing injustice to the children of the workers by giving more the children of the workers by giving more and more money to secondary eductaion while resisting additional expenditure to improve the condition of elementary schools. (Hear, hear.) Though we were spending much more money than formerly we were not spending enough, and the consequence was that much of the money spent was going to waste. With the wider range of subjects, boys leaving the elemen- tary schools at the age of 13 or 14 were not so well up in reading, writing and arithmetic as formerly. The allocation of 10 cubic feet of room brought the classes down to a more reasonable compass than at present. None but those who had gone through it could realise the horrors of the system of large classes. He had a very vivid recollection of an occasion when he was a little boy of 15 being taken into a room of 90 rough, tough miners' sons, three or four or them sitting on each seat made for two, being told by the master that he had broken two canes on them tllllt morning, and being instructed to give it to them if they did not attend to what was going on. He was only one of a great many boys who were set such an impossible task, and many boys had to attempt it even to-day. Many years afterwards he had put under his care a numper of lads, the wastage of several schools. These were the lads who had fallen out in the race. One of them could not spell correctly, but he found, after a little attention, and care, that the lad had plenty of natural ability, only he was short-sighted. He had been in a large noisy school for six years, had been unable to see the blackboard, and had to take his punishment every day. Another boy could never get further than about half-way ¡ through the twice-times table and had failed to make any progress. He had dropped out solely because he was dull and was consequently unable in a huge battalion of 90 boys to ,know what was going on. That was the sort of thing which had been going and was going on at present, owing to the lack of proper class-room accommodation. There had been some talk about the expense. Take any two agricultural counties and it would be found that children were educated at two a penny per hour. They were ready to spend millions a year on extra Dreadnoughts that would have to be scrapped in ten years' time. Children were going on to the scrap heap socially, mentally and industri- ally at present because of the bad educational system.
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Merthyr Corporation Finances. ESTIMATES FOR 1910-11. On Tuesday and Wednesday the several Com- of the Merthyr. Corporation met at the Town Hall, and went thiough their estimates of in conies and expenditures for the year end- ing Sist March, 1911. EDUCATION. On Tuesday, Aid. E. Movrell presided at a meeting of the Education Committee. Under the head of elementary education, the actuat expenditure up to the year ended March, 19CM, was £ 57,825 12s. 4d., and up to olst March, 1910, £ 58,075 16s. lid., and it was estimated that the amount required during the next year would be £ 58,334. During the same years the actual receipts were, 19UJ, 233,26'8 12s. 4d. 1910, £ 34,562 18s. 7d., and it was estimated that during the ensuing year £3,,611 would b3 received in grants, rents, etc.A-lr. W. P,. Harris (the Controller) said that tho estimated expenditure tor last year was £53,937, and the difference between that and the actual ex- penditure ( £ 58,076 16s. lid.) was £ 4,140. On the) receipt side the estimated receipts last year were £ 53,937, whereas the Committee re- ceived £ 54,202, an increase of £ 265. Last year the estimate for salaries was R,37,000, whereas £ 38,440 was actually spent. The present esti- mate for salaries was £ 38,500. The charge on the borough fund for elementary education will be £ 23,773. The total expenditure under the head of secondary education for the year ended March last was £ 3,944 6s. 10d., and the estimated ex- penditure for the current year was set down as £ 3,687. The receipts, including Government grants, students' fees, special gnmts, etc., were estimated to bring in £ 1,623, and the Controller said the charge on the borough fund would be £ 2,064. The salaries of the teachers at the pupil teachers' centre amounted to £750.-CQun. Lewis: Barry's rate for edu- cation was ls.'Ild. Mountain Ash, Is. lld. The Controller said that speaking roughly he thought Merthyr's rat-e would work out at -about 2s. Upon the increased assessable value, however, possibly it would be Is. lid. Barry, he pointea out, had docks, which were a great assessable value. The estimate was passed. The expenditure on Merthyr intermediate and technical education for year ended March, 1909, was £ 4,.340 4s. 4d., and the estimate for 1910-11, £ 3,976; the income corresponded with these figures. PUBLIC WORKS. Coun. Isaac Edwards presided at a meeting of the Public Works Committee on Tuesday. The total expenditure of that Committee dur- ing the year ended March last was £ 32,356 12s., and the expenditure for the year just com- menced was estimated to be £ 33,686. The in- come last year was £ 14,264 10s. and the estimated income this year is £ 10,626. The total was reduced to £ 32,755, and placing the estimated income against this, the Committee resolved to make a call for £ 22,130. £ 100 set down for the provision of a members' room in the Town Hall was struck out. Under the head of highways,, the estimated cost was stated to be £3,500, as compared with the ac- tual cost of £ 3,383 13s. 5d. last year. HEALTH COMMITTEE. Coun. H. M. Lloyd presided at a meeting of the Health Committee. The estimated expendi- ture for the current year was £ 9,799, as com- pared with an actual expenditure of £ 11,051 during the year ended March. The estimated income was £ 409J and the Committee resolved to make a call for £ 9,240. On an item of £ 4,250 for contractors, £ 150 was struck off. The es- timated salaries of attendants at Pcnimorlais lavatories were put down at £ 177; toilet re- quisites and sundries £ 25, whereas the income was estimated to be only £ 60. Since Christmas the coppers taken amounted to only £ 15 7s. 5d. —With regard to Mardy Hospital, the estimat- ed expenditure was £ 2,372. LIBRARIES. Coun. D. Phillips presided at a meeting of the Free Libraries Committee, on Wednesday. The estimated expenditure upon the respctive libraries was set down as follows :-Dowlais f,248 (as compared with All actual expenditure last year of £ 238 7s. 6d.); Peaydarren, £12", (£114 Is. lid.); Thomastown, £ 88 ( £ 71 7s. 6cl.) Arcade, JS268 (£258 58. 2d.); Abercanaid, £ 116 ( £ 145 12s. 7d.)-, Troedyrhiw, Cllq (£144); Aberfan, jeiG7 (£97 16..); Treharris, JB159 ( £ 2,253 56. 5d.. which includes £ 2.039, contract price for building).—It was agreed to make a penny rate for the twelve months. PARKS AND CEMETERIES. Ald. D. W. Jones presided at a meeting of the Parks and Cemeteries Committee, on Wed- nesday. The Town Clerk (Mr T Aneuryn Rees) reported that he had been asked to go I to Reading and purchase six boats for £ 90 for Cyfarthfa. He was glad to state that ha procured the boats for £ 36 10s. (hear, hear). The first itpm in the estimate was the Thomas- town Recreation Ground, upon which it was proposed to spend E444 as compared with ,£812 last year £ 280 was set down for labour, but upon the proposal of CoutL Isaac Edward3, this was reduced to £ 220; 250 for hired team labour was reduced to £ 25; £ 20 set aside for tools was reduced to B5, and for providing trees and plants L20 was reduced to £10, making a total reduction of £ 110. It waa agree to include in the estimate £100, the ini- tial expense of a recreation ground for Tre- harris. The expenses to' be incurred at Cyfarthfa Park were then considered, the total being £ 2,064, as compared with an actual expendi- ture of £ 3,315 3s. 9d. in the year just ended, and it was estimated that the income would be £ 530. £500, the estimated cost of labour, was reduced to £400; £ 250 was the estimated cost of shrubs and trees. A sum of £ 120 was estimated as the cost of boats and fittings, but after the Town Clerk's statement this was reduced to £ 70. It was estimated that the cost of labour and sundries in conbection with the museum would be £ 356, but the Mayor said that most of the work had already been done at very little cost.—Coun. Edwards said the estimated expenditure at Cyfarthfa last year was £ 527, whereas the Council spent dt<3,3l5. He did not think all people would en- dorse the Committee's action.—The estimate included JS278 under the head of Cyfarthfa and Municipal Band, including £ 91 for the band- master's salary, and 2135 for new uniforms. The actual expense for the past year was JS76 34. Id. CEMETERIES. The estimated amount required for the Ce- meteries was 22,300, as compared with an ac- tual expenditure of £2,646 last year. On the other side it was estimated that burial fees would produce £ 850, ministers' fees £ 195, sale of graves, etc., £ 60; rents, 265, and there would have to be a precept upon the overseers for 21,105. WATERWORKS. Court. J. W. Lewis presided at a meeting of tha Waterworks Committee on Wednesday. With regard to the proposal to lay down an 8-incb main for supplying water to Pontsticill, Vaynor, and Cefn, it was reported by the Town Clerk that he had had notice of objection from Mr. W. T. Crawshay and Mr. Gurnos Wil- liams, who are affected by the scheme. It was resolved to negotiate with the objectors for an easement. The estimated expenditure on waterworks, including £ 5,200 for redemption of loans and £ 8,500 interest on doans, was given as £24,336, while the receipts were estimated to be nearly £ 20,700. It was stated that the call upon the rates would be £ 3,177. On the expenditure side the items included LI,200 for wages of in- spectors and men, £ 200 for renewals of mains, £ 400 for. labour, materials and stock, £ 1,250; rates, £ 3,200; income tax, £ 1,000, etc. Water I rents, charges, etc., were estimated to produce £ 2(0,500. Other estimate Committees will meet to-day (Friday), after which the new rate will be made. (
PENDERYN PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY.—Before Col. T. T. Jones, Messrs. THURSDAY.—Before Col. T. T. Jones, Messrs. Joficph Price, David Evans and Mr. Vaughan. VARIOUS.—For keeping their children from school, George Jones, James Turner and David Powell were fined 7s. Gd. each including costs.— Dan Price was also fined 15s. for keeping two of his children from school. David Williams, for allowing a trap to be on the street without a light, was fined 7s. Gd. and costs.-John James was fined 2s. Hd. and costs for riding a bicycle at Cwmtaf without a light. Annie j Fraylin, for using obscene language at Station- road, Hirwain, was fined 5s. and costs. W7m. Davies and James Cross were fined 7s. 6d. each and costs or i t days for fighting in Field-street Cefn. William Morgan and Thomas Jones were summoned for fighting in Cefn, on the 19th inst. Both maintained that they were not fighting, but were simply pushing each other about.—In answer to a question put by the Magistrates, P.O. Edgar Jones deposed that both defendants had a little drink.—They were fined 5s. each and costs. A FISHING CASE.—Henry Bollin appeared in answer to a charge of taking fish with rod and line on the 19th April, from Llisiog Brook, the property of Sir William Thomas Lewis.—Rees Powell, who farms Llisiog Uchaf, said he gave defendants permission to fish on his grounds.— P.C. Jones maintained the defendant was not on Powell's ground, but on Sir W. T. Lewis's, —The Magistrates said that the evidence was rather conflicting, and therefore they would dismiss the case. Transfer.—Thomas Lewis applied for a trans- fer from the Miners' Arms, Cwmtaf, to the Greyhound's Head, Cefn.—The transfer was granted.
U ABERCANABD. EXAMINATION SUCCESS.-P.C. Idris Gorman Davies, of the Merthyr police force, who is a brother of Sergt. Davies, who is stationed at Abercanaid, successfully passed the Board of Examiners, qualifying for weights and measures inspectorship. Mr. Davies, a few years ago, was stationed at Abercanaid. DEML CH-kPEL.-The Sunday School quarterly meeting was held on Sunday evening. A chapter was recited by Miss Ceinwen Owen; recitations were given by Miss Winnie Williams, Pruddgan Telynog Miss Francis Williams Peidiwch tori y Sabboth"; Mr. Thomas R. Broad, Y Groes DtTu Miss Ceridwen Lewis, Hiss Olwen Owen; Miss Minnie Williams, "Dring i fyny dyn ieuanc." Solos were rendered by Mr. Wm. J. Williams, Deigryn ar fedd Mam Mrs. J. T. Harris; Master Dd. Davies, Merthyr; Miss Catherine M. Rees; Mr. Thomas Morgan; Mr. David R. Evans, Merthyr, Beibl Mawr fy Mam and Abide with me." A duet was given by Master Emrys Owen and Miss Ceinwen Owen." Mrs. Rose Llewelyn Morgan and Miss Lydia Rees acted as accompanists.
TROEDYRHIW. DOUGLAS MOTOr: CYCLES are second to none. Catalogues from District Agent. ARTHUR DANIEL, Troedyrhiw. M14 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 Alen'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 bs. each, one of which will be pre- sented to every cash purchaser of a Suit at Two Guineas or more. The M atch is a Free Gift, and this offer will soon be withdrawn. ARTHUR DANIEL. Victoria Buildings, Troedyrhiw. M14 SPECIAL SHOW this week of Men's, Youths', and Boys' Suits. Hats, Caps, Ties, Shirts. Ladies' and Gents' Umbrellas, etc., etc., at the EstabliEhment of DANIEI, DAVIES, the well- known Cash Profit-sharing Outfitter and Gents' Mercer, 15, Bridge-street, Troedyrhiw. M14 SALEM.—Half-yearly meetings were held at Saron Chapel, on Saturday, Sunday and Mon- day. The preachers were Rev. Ll. S. Davies, Trewilliam, Rhondda, and Rev. J. N. Elias, Treherbert. The latter, on Sunday aftrenoon, preached an English sermon. All the services were well attended. OBITUARY.— VV e have to announce the death of Mi. John Davies, 3, Tydfil-terrace, which took place on Saturday night last. Deceased was well known in the village, and was a prominent footballer, having played for the Troedyrhiw Rugby Team, and was considreed one of the best forwards that' ever dorined-- the jersey. He was only 30 years of age..—We also have to record the death of Mrs. J. B. Davies, Hawthorn Cottage, who passed away, on Monday, after a lingering and painful illness. Deceased was an old and very active member of Saron Con- gregational Chapel, and was of a philanthropic disposition. She was 53 years of age. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.—The annual tea and entertainment in connection with St. John's Church, were held at the Hall, on Monday evening. The attendance was all that could be desired. At the concert Miss Davies, Merthyr, gave two songs, and was followed by Miss P Jones and Miss M. Jones. Two action songs by the Merthyr Vale little children, under the guidance of their teacher, were well received. A farce was performed by the Troedyrhiw Dramatic Socitey, which described the doings of the Spinster Club." How each one fell in love and became engaged to the same man, and the great shock to their tender feelings when the fact was revealed; and how the matter ended by the president appropriating to herself the base deceiver of the other spinsters. The parts were taken up by the following ladies :— Miss Ada Jones, Miss Bevan, Miss Gertie James, Miss May Livsey, Miss L. Jones, Miss Milly Price, Miss Margretta Jones and Miss Alice Williams. The Vicar presided. I ZURIKA. -Two excellent performances of the operetta, entitled Zurika, the Gipsy Maid, or the Captive Princess," were given by Saron Juvenile Choir, at the St. John's Hall, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The conductor was Mr. Dan Gwynne, and the presidents were:- Tuesday, Mr. B. P. Evans, and Wednesday, Mr. J. A. Daniel, solicitor. The chief chameters were :—Zurika, Madame Bessie C-Iee-Williams, Treharris (soprano); his Majesty the King of Kola, Mr. M. J. James (bass); Prince Dareall and Carl Reinham (the Prince disguised as a wood-cutter), Mr. Daniel Davies (tenor); Jingles, the court jester, Mr. John Davies (tenor); Dr. Globule, the court physician, Mr. Tom Morgan; Elspeth, the gipsy woman, Madame S. A. Morton (contralto), Castro, the gipsy king, Mr. Tom Williams; Rosebud and Bluebell, Misses M. A. Phillips and G. Davies, who were assisted by chours of court ladies, courtiers, gipsies, gipsy children and fairies, all of whom were attired in dresses of various colours. The music was supplied by Mr. W. P. Gough, and Mr. D. J. Thomas, as pianist and organist respectively
MERTHYR VALE. EARNEST JONES AND CO. For Suits to measure and all manner of Mail's Clothing.—Commerce House, Aberfan. DOUGLAS MOTOR CYCLES are second to none. Catalogues from District Agent, ARTHUR DANIEL, Troedyrhiw 114 "EXPRESS" REPRSSNTATIVE. Mr. T. J. Hughes, of the Central Stores, Aberfan, has been appointed local correspondent of the "Merthyr Express." Will secretaries and others who desire reports inserted please com- municate with him. SUMMER SHOWROOM.—Special display of the Latest Fashions and Novelties on Friday and Sat- urday. May fcfh and 7th, and following days, at R. T. JOKES & Co., Market Square, Merthyr.
FOOTBALL. 1 In the Northerd Union medal competition Craig (Plymouth) last Saturday defeated Cyfarthfa Boys, but an objection was lodged by Cyfarthfa Boys on account of Graig having played Dai Mead. The protest was upheld, and the committee ordered the match to be played without Mead, on Thursday. Graig refused to play, and the match was awarded to Cyfarthfa Boys, who will now meet Merthyr Juniors in the final, to-morrow (Saturday),. Merthyr Junior having beaten Cyfarthfa Juniors on Monday. Kick-off at 5 o'clock. After the macth the cup and medals will be presented to the winners. Hugh Williams' Treharris XI. met Nelson before a good gate, on Wednesday, at Nelson, for the benefit of Sam Bowen, one of the Nelson players injured some time ago. In the first half Martin and Rees Davies scored for Tre- harris and Moses Owen for Nelson. Upon cros- sing over Richards equalised. Final—Hugh Williams' XI., 2 goals; Nelson, 2 goal-.
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