E| CARDIFF EMPIRE £ (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLL -0- TWICE NIGHTLY-6.45 and 9 o'clock. Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 626, Nat. Mondayt April 27th, 1908, and Twice Nightly during the Week— TWELVE OF MEN P TWELVE OP RAISULI'S MEN And One of his Dancing Boys. In Native Desert Exercises. Captors of the Kaid Sir Harry Maclean. Captors of the Kaid Sir Harry Maclean. GRACIE GRAHAME, The Charming and Versatile Comedienne. The Popular Sketch Artistes. I Mr. & Mrs. HAROLD FINDEN, WARSAW BROS., Erne & Dave, Australia's Musical Comedian. HARRY EDSON" and his Dogs "Dog" & "Tige," An Act as Marvellous as it is Olever. In a Musical Incident The Schoolboy's Dream. RRHODA PAUL, g Scene—Waterloo Bridge by Night. A J. W, RICKABY, Burlesque Character Comedian. BERT HARROW E That's me The Rum Comedian. That's All! New Pictures on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE The Famous KKLLINOS, In their Great Speciality Act, 'A Fete in Venice.' NEW THE. AIRE CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD EVERY EVENING at 7.30, THE MUSICAL PLAY THE DAIRYMAIDS. Next Week— PETER PAN By J. M. BARRIE. Miss Pauline Chase as Peter Pan. The entire London Company and Production from the Duke of York's Theatre, London. MATINEES on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY, Box Office at Theatre, 10 to 5. Nat. Tel. 376. Clydach Vale. SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. MESSRS. E. T. DAVIES & CO, have been instructed to sell by Public Auction at the PANDY HOTEL, TONY- PANDY, on TUESDAY, APRIL 28th, 1908, at 7.30 p in., subject to such conditions as shall be then read, the following valuable LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. Lot 1.—All that Dwelling House and Prem- ises known as No. 33, Glenview Street, Tonypandy, in the occupation of the owner Mrs. Catherine Jones. Lot 2 -All that Dwelling House and Premises known as No. 34, Glenview Street, Tonypandy, let to Mr. Aaron Jones at 30/- per lunar month. The above Premises are held for a term of 99 years from 29th September, 1903, subject to a ground rent of j61 8s. 4d. each. Let 3.—All that Dwelling House and Prem- ises known as No. 3, Park Terrace, Clydach Vale, let to Mr. Towling at 30/- per lunar month. This lot is held for 99 years from May 1st, 1897, at a ground rent of 15/- per annum. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Penti e, or to Messrs. SPICKETT & SONS, Solicitors, Pontypridd. 4147 Coliseum Auction Mart. Mr. L. FINE begs to announce that he will sell by Public Auction on Saturday next at 7 p.m., and Monday next at 2.30 and 7 p.m., a Large Assort- ment of useful New and Secondhand HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Diiii- g-roorn Suites in Leather, Cloth, Velvet ai d Saddle bags; Walnut Loo Tables, Sideboards, Overmantles Fenders, Brasses, Clocks, Carpets, Ornaments, Bedroom Suites, Bedsteads, Springs, Overlays, Kitchen Drebsers liocking Chairs in Leather, Cloth, etc., Kitchen Chairs, Arm Chairs, and a Large Stock of other articles too numerous to mention. The whole will be sold without the slightest reserve. Money advanced on Furniture and other stocks previous to sale; or stocks bought outright for Cash Note the Addreba-COLISEUM AUCTION MART 3999 (Old Brewery), TONYPANDY PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. Tylacelyn Road and No, 1 Hendre cafn Road, Penygraig, Rhondda Valley. Attractive Sale of 3 Valuable Leasehold Shops and Premises situate in a command- ing corner position on the main road and known as Tylacelyn Road, together with a Valuable Leasehold Cottage, Cellar and Premises situate in No. 1, Hendrecafn Road, Penygraig. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN has been favoured with instructions to sell by Public Auction at the SWAN HOTEL, PENYGRAIG, on TUESDAY, MAY 12th, 1908, at 7.30 p.m., the above very valuable and eligible LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. For further particulars see sale bills and next week s issue of this paper, -or on appli- ation to Messrs. Morgan, Bruce & Nicholas, Solicitors Pontypridd, or of the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Maesyrhaf, Trealaw, and Coliseum Chambers, Tonypandy. A140 Pontypridd Union. APPOINTMENT OF COLLECTOR OF POOR RATES FOR THE PARISH OF YSTRADYFODWG. nnlIE Guardians of the above-named JL Union invite applications for the appointment of Collector of Poor Rates for the Parish of Ystradyfodwg. Salary, L400 per annum. The person appointed must attend per- sonally to and devote his whole time to the duties appertaining to the _Office, and must be capable of carrying out the same in the manner prescribed in the Orders issued by the Local Government Board or any Act of Parliament and must enter into a Bond with the Guardians in some approved Guarantee Society for the proper uncharge thereof in the sum of £ 6,000. The appointment will be subject to the Poor Law Officers' Superanuation Act, 1896. Forms of Application may be obtained I from me, the undersigned, and must be returned to me not later than Tuesday, the 5th day of May, 1908, endorsed Appointment of Collector of Poor Rates." WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk Union Offices, Clerk Pontypridd, tith Aywril, IVIUH 4124 HIPPODROME TONYPANDY 7 30th WEEK. Monday, April 27th, and during the Week U TWICE NIGHTLY. WILL STONE'S nT 'Oft ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE CUI^TIE Final FOOTBALL MATCH, as played at the Crystal Palace on Saturday, April 25th, will be shewn nightly on the Bioscope. WIPE YOUR FEET (very Funny). A CHILDISH MATCH. WANTED, A MAID (a Screamer). THE GHOST STORY (Another Funny Picture). Sleeping ""B.1.iV A New and Beautifully-coloured Picture, New M-usic by the Popular Hippodrome Orchestra. Special Engagement of the BROS. BRADSHAW, the Insane Acrobatic Eccentrics. MISS QUEE-NEE, Comedienne. TWO VERVAINS, in Song, Story, and Wooden-Shoe Dancing. WILL WYNNE, Comedian. VIC VERNEY, Whistler. ABEL AND WILLING, in Refined Musical Act. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, Is. Early Doors, 1s. 3d. TIYOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GuNN 6.50 & 9. Twice Nightly. 6.50 & 9. Monday, April 27, and Twice Nightly during the Week Special Engagement at Great Exitense of the Ja!L Nine Artistes. Vaudeville Entertainers, under the direction of PAUL MILL. Special Scenery and Effects. SAM VELD, in an Up-to-date Musical Act. HELEN ANDREWS & WALTER THOMPSON in a High-class Singing Vaudeville Act 3 COMERFOROS, Comedy Acrobats and Tumblers "At the Club." Miss JENNIE RUBY, Comedienne and Dancer. TREVOR AND TRUE, In their Refined and Up-to-date Comedy Act, "The Dude and the Waiter." MERSANO, Mysterious Mariner and King of Coins. The Coins and Card Marvel. THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Grand Series of Up-to-date Films. Changed Weekly. THE ST. CLAIRS, Comedy and Football Cyclists. THE TIVOLI BAND (of Selected Musicians), one of the best in the Provinces. Conductor—Mr. John Brierley. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.). GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d., Early Doors, 4d.). Early Doors 6.30 and 8.40. Ordinary Doors at 6.40 and 8.50. OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES CO., LIMITED AW THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DRAMA OF THE DAY. Monday and Tuesday, April 27th and 28th, far Two Nights Only Special Engagement of Miss BONWIN CARLTON'S Co., In the Beautiful and pathetic Play- THE OLD,OLD STORY Tale of Love, the Love that never dies. Wednesday, April 29th, for One Night Only, Special Engagement of Miss BONWIN CARLTON'S Co., including the well-known London Character Actor, Mr. -EDWARD SURREY, In the Sensational Comedy Drama, entitled- The Plucky Nipper! By EDWARD SURKEY. Special Scenery by Mr. H. J. BUTLER, of London. POOLE'S POPULAR ORCHESTRA under the Direction of Miss LESLIE. Poole's Popular Prices-Gallery, 6d.; The Entire Floor, 1/ Balcony, 1/6; Balcony Stalls, 2s .t.a.a..a.a.I.a. @. HIPPS, LIMITED, 1 iThe Public Benefit Tailors. i 1 Rainproof Overcoats, 16/61 i I To Measure. $9 103, Dunraven-st., Tonypandy,w 3719 » a_ta.t* Public Notices. I Rhondda Urban District Council Education Committee. rilENDERS are invited for the Supply of JL COAL to the Council's Schools for the Year ending 30th April, 1909. Copies of the Specification and Conditions, together with Form of Tender, may be had from the undersigned on receipt of a stamped addressed foolscap envelope. Sealed Tenders endorsed Tender for Coal," must reach the undersigned not later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, the 30th day of April instant. ftThe Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender, and reserve to themselves the right to accept the whole or any part of any Tender. T. W. BERRY, Director of Fducation. Council Offices, Pentre, Rhondda, 11th April, 1908. RHONDDA URBAN DISTRICT COUN- CIL ELECTION, 1908. TO THE ELECTORS OF NO. 1 WARD. Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Treherbert Labour Council I desire to thank you most sin- cerely for so loyally upholding the banner of Labour at the recent Election. I en- deavoured to present the Labour cause free from any vagueness, and to give it that breadth and definiteness of aim and policy which logically belong to it. An issue so clear and bold inevitably brought ail the forces and weapons of privilege and reaction into play against us, and the victory achieved under such circumstances is a high tribute to the educative and organising work of the Labour Party in the Ward during the last few years. It shall be my endeavour to remain faithful to the principles which carried me to this victory. Yours faithfully, 4144 W. H. MORGAN. THE PRACTICAL VALUE OF AN ± L. E. & G." POLICY. The Staff of the London, Edinburgh and Glasgow Assurance Company are doing a splendid work where they induce the hus- band and father to effect assurances on his own life. As typical both of the value of such work and of the uncertainty of life, we have fresh in our memories:- (1) The Dinas Main Colliery Disaster; (2) The Railway Accident at Shrews- bury; (3) The Hamstead Colliery Explosion. In each of these sad events the L. E. & G." were able to send cheques to pay claims as the result of the good work done by their canvassing representatives. xhe loss of H.M.S. "Tiger" brings the following letter from the widow of one of the brave fellows lost in that sad disaster (Copy of Letter). 5, Seafield Terrace, Copnor Rd., Portsmouth, April 11th, 1908. To the Directors of The London, Edinburgh & Glasgow Assurance Company, Ltd., Euston Square, London. Gentlemen, I beg to tender my sincere thanks for the prompt manner in which I received my claim of P,12 4s. Od. on the death of my husband Oliver Goldsmith, who lost his life on H.M.S. Tiger," and although he had only been insured in your Com- any three months, the full amount was paid me. I will do my utmost to recommend your Company to my friends. Yours faithfully, (Signed) FANNY GOLDSMITH. Work such as this, that comes so close to human suffering in the hours of its greatest loss and need, must beget enthu- siasm in those engaged in it, and com- mand the respect and hearty good wishes of all who sympathise with the widow and fatherless. But in this, as in all else worth having, it is the completed work that brings relief. it is work such as this that explains the L. E. & G.'s great increase of last year — £ 43,748, in Premium Income, and R94,470 added to the Assurance Funds, which now amounts to £ 913,671. 4146 For Sale by Private Treaty. 30, 31 and 32, JONES STREET, BLAEN- CLYDACH, being Dwelling Houses converted and used for and known as the "National Democratic Club." These premises being centrally situated, are admirably adapted for business purposes. For particulars, permission to inspect, etc., apply T. Llewellyn, Sec. pro. tem., 30-32, Jones Street, Blaenclydach. b811-41 TO REFRESHMENT CONTRACTORS CLUB SECRETARIES AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY. IMPORTANT AND EXTENSIVE SALE OF MARQUEES, TENTS, ARMY SHEETS AND BLANKETS. Cardiff Arms Park. MESSRS. S. M. WILKINSON (F.A.I.) ULL & CO. are favoured with instruc- tions from Messrs. Paull & Co., Ltd., Tent Proprietors, Martock, Somerset, to Sell by Auction on the Cardiff Football Ground, at the Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, on Thursday, May 7th, 1908, at 2 p.m. punc- tually, a Large Quantity of MAJJQUEES, TENTS, ETC., being surplus stock, and including about 43 Marquees and Tents in various sizes from 60ft. x 40ft. down to 5ft. x 5ft., plain and striped Garden Tents, about 40 Army Bell Tents, about 200 Army Blankets and 100 Army Ground Sheets, &c., &c. The whole will be erected and on view morning of Sale day, and the Sale affords exceptional opportunity to Refreshment Contractors and others of obtaining Marquees and Tents ready for immediate use, all having been thoroughly overhauled and in the best condition. Further particulars and Catalogues may be obtained of the Auctioneers, 1, St. John's Square, Cardiff. 4143 Too Late for Classificaton. THOMAS WATKINS, 86, Trealaw Rd., Trealaw, hereby state that I will not be responsible for any debt or debts incurred by my wife, Diana Watkins, 223, Ynyscynon Rd., Trealaw, after this date. 22nd April. Signed, B810 TIIOS. WATKINS. ANTED. Two Furnished Rooins in W Trealaw or Porth. Apply-Box 12, Leader," Office, Tonypandy. B812 WANTED at Tonypandy, a respectable working Housekeeper. A comfortable home to a Widower, two in family. None need apply but sober trustworthy persons with references. State wages required. "Z.A.R. "Leader" Office, Tonypandy. CARYL'S SPECTACLES Relieve Tired Eyes. W. P. Caryl, F.S.M.C. The Qualified Sight-Testing Specialist 16, High Street, Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, UNION S RREET, SWANSEA. =='=-'=-C- How is it That G. C. DEAN can give his customers so much satisfaction ? Well, its because he buys his material in large quantities, much cheaper If than the ordinary trader, therefore the customer reaps the benefits. Compare our Prices:- Devreser" Tweed Suit (Registered) from ZI 15s. Od. to order The Well-known 11 Lierapnon Serge (Registered), (Value unequalled) from zel 17s. ed. to order Flannel Suitings (Very Smart Patterns), from £1 15s. Od. to order Black Suitings in Serge, Vicunas, etc., from £1 17s. 6d. to order Mourning Orders Executed in 6 Hours only at G. C. DEAN, THE TAILOR. ftSfl, TflFF ST., POHTYPRIDD (Next door to Boot's Cash Chemist) DON'T FORGET THE ONLY G. C. DEAN IN SOUTH WALES.
Editorial Notes. We have no necessity, and really it is simply waste of valuable time, to pursue Mr. Thompson's inaccurate rambling into the long past politics of this country, which appears in our correspondence columns. We want more up-to-date facts to illus- trate principles, and we think the pages of the daily Press of the day will amply prove who are the real friends of the democracy of this country. He treats us in his letter to a list of measures passed by a Conservative Government. It is true democracy has wrested some concessions from the Tory Party, but we must at the same time bear in mind the large number of useful measures and social reforms which the party of privilege and vested interests has been successful in delaying. Often indeed, in order to appear in a friendly guise, have they donned the skin of the lamb and passed liberal measures. Let us judge the late Tory Government's attitude to the workers of this country by their attitude to the Trades Dispute Bill, because it is unnecessary to weary our readers with chunks of ancient his- tory. The support which they gave to the judge-made law cost the railway workers P,23,000, and the Miners' Fede- ration of South Wales £ 60,000. The Tory Government could have safeguarded the funds of Unionism by the simple expedient of a one clause Bill which would have occupied five minutes of their valuable time. What did they do? They refused to take any steps when strong action was imperatively required to save Trades Unionism from final extinction. What did the present Government do r Imme- diately it was returned to power, it declared the inviolability of Trade Unions' funds. It placed the workers' war chest beyond the reach of the greedy talons of the capitalists. Were it not for the action of the present Liberal Government in passing the Trades Dispute Bill, the funds of the Miners' Federation of South Wales would be at the mercy of the capitalists; indeed, if the Tory Party were still in power, it might have become bankrupt and ceased to exist. Again, let us take the opposition of the Tory Party to the -ight Hours Bill. They officially term it the Dear Coal Bill, and in the Peckham Election Mr. Thompson supported the enemies of an eight hours legislation for the miners of the Rhondda. Mr. Hicks, the Tory candidate for Manchester, asserts that the Eight Hours Bill is going to cost the mill owners of Lancashire £ 200,000 in increased coal bills. This is gross misrepresentation in defence of their own vested interests. This is the policy of the "swells.' which Mr. Thomp- son upholds. What are we to think of colliers, therefore, who advocate and sign petitions against their own emancipation from the slavery of the mine. The Con- servative working man, by his actions, lends himself to perpetuate long hours. J he first tactics of Capital is to divide the forces of Labour, knowing that a, house divided against itself must fall; and alas I that there should be individuals, pre- sumably sane, and certainly at large, who neglect their own birthright and betray the interests of ttieir comrades for some- thing much like a, mess of pottage. We must remind our correspondent that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and it is well not to -confine one's reading to election leaflets^ fesid decoctions of politic -=. =-==- facts specially ordered by the yellow brigade in the Press and politics. Mr. Thompson is angry with us for using the term the swells of the country. But, thanks to him, we have a reversed version of who are swells." We will prove- that Mr. Thompson is by his letter an admitted "well." He classed, among others, the miners' agents as "swells." If so, why should he seek an election to their ranks. This he did the other day, and, as we know, hopelessly failed in his ambition. But, really, it is quite offside now for him to turn round and call his successful rivals ugly names. We presume, if Mr. Thompson had succeeded, miners' agents would not be included in his category. We are afraid that Mr. Thompson is one of those people that order principles accord- ing to circumstances. At Peckham he held his peace when his political masters were denouncing the Eight Hours Bill, while had he succeeded as a, miners' agent, he would be quite the advocate. All this proves to us that what Mr. Thompson lacks is consistency in acting conviction, and since he proclaims adherence to the cant of a Conservative working man, he is, we are afraid, past reformatioixT Our opinion is still unchanged, and we are not convinced from the position that a Con- servative working man is an ambiguity. He is either an expediency man or an irreclaimable ignoramus, more under the control oi physical and social delights than the grave and solemn loyalty which every man owes to conviction and intelligence.
The EightTHours Bill. Some Plain Facts and Straight Talking. A Reply to the Critics. Mr. D. Watts Morgan Speaks Out. On Wednesday in last week, a well- attended public meeting was held at the Workmen's Hall, the Institute, Cymmer, Porth. Mr. John Hughes, the president of the Miners' Federation Lodge, pre- sided. Mr. D. Watts Morgan, on rising, was greeted very warmly. At the outset, he expressed his astonishment at the nature of the opposition which was being pre- sented against the Bill, which had been introduced by the Government to amend the Coal Mines Acts, 1887 to 1905, for the purpose of limiting hours of work below ground. Proceeding, the speaker said: We have no personal quarrel with Mr. Williams. It is stated by our critic that the mine officials have hardly any- thing to do with the profitable working or the mine. I asked myself of what district could this be true? Certainly not the Rhondda, or South Wales in general. The workmen have a bitter experience they could relate, as to how, what the manager of some of the pits call healthy rivalry, is created and fostered in setting the overman of one side of the pit up against the other overman (hear, hear). How that terrible thing known as the Under- ground Cost Sheet" is fortnightly thrown upon the screen of their official life. Even the fireman does not escape from the dread of its malignant power" (hear, hear). Another ground claimed by Mr. Williams is that they, as officials, are in closer touch with the workmen than the leaders can hope to be. This may be true of Cymmer Collieries, and the workmen thereof being in bulk closer to Mr. Wil- liams but I want to remind him that be was the spokesman for South Wales, and that he was making a general statement. for which he relied upon second-hand information conveyed to him from officials at other collieries. Let me ask our oppo- nent if it is a sound and reliable source from which to make out a case for the owners? Why is it equally not as sound and reliable to establish the demand for eight hours on the side of the workmen' (Applause). Great bogies are being raised, but I am positively sure there is none greater than the one which is put forward to the effect that the officials will have less control and will be hampered their work of keeping the mine in a safe condition (laughter). The speaker next dealt with the ques- tion of shorter hours and less accidents. Mr. Morgan continued: Were I convinced that the eight hours would for any great length of time be detrimental and 111- jurious to the coal trade, I for one would never advocate its adoption, even if presseu to do so by the workmen, and even at the cost of giving up my office as your leader, which I cherish and hold as a great honour from your hands (cheers). The arguments with regard to increased cost" coino with very bad grace from coalowners aild others who have reaped huge fortunes during the last twenty years out of the coal trade, even during periods when the wages of the workers in the coal industry had often reached the starvation poi» (cheers). Talk about loss of wealth, this is not the most valuable of Great Britain; no, not by a long ws:r- The creation or production of wealth 111 itself is of no value whatever in coBCL parison with the welfare of the hunij*, race (great cheering). We have estimate it far too cheaply, and are fast loosiw* our grasp and conception of the sacre" ness of the human being, necessary guide and control the material machine for wealth producing (cheers). The pro- position I put to you is that one huIDØ, life saved is of far more value than all dta compensation money paid in the Rhond last year, even if it was put in one sum. Therefore, pray and petition "3 liament to limit the hours undergro (loud applause). i d A resolution was moved and secondea that the meeting at once formulate petition to be presented to the Gover ment praying them to pass into law Eight Hours Bill. Votes of thanks to the speaker and the chairman closed one of the successful meetings ever held at the W°r Hall at Oynimer.