From the Editor's Chain. Mr Hardy's preface to his Voeiiis of the Past and Present has words which are very appropriate to use in commenting upon the administration of our Local, Authority in particular, and the legislation the Government is initiating in the present re-birth after the recent foul crime against humanity. The words that particul- arly struck us are that "unadjusted impressions have their value, and the road to a true philosophy of life seems to lie in humbly recording di- verse readings of its phenomena as they are forced upon us by chance or change." It seems to us that such a policy justifies to the full both the existence and the propaganda of the Ratepayers and Property Owners As- sociation of the Rhondda and writing in comment upon one of those meet- ings we must justly recognise that in Messrs. Thomas and Davies of Treorchy are truly very successful exponents of the movement. We must also pay tribute to Mr Mark Harcombe, one of the councillors that he displays great powers of ex- position in defence of the Lcca; Authority. It must be admitted that in thi.j he has a difficult proH very credxiaole powers in giving plausible, if not always convincing, solutions of the increasing administrative financial burdwis which is the lot of the burden-bearers of the Rhondda to carry. The Association repre- sents a body of men and women who, in the first instance, have been among the most thrifty and provi- dent in their vision of life. Many of them have toiled, early and late, in gathering in their name a few, cottages for their prospective period of life when their physical powers, fail. They do not come from the truly capitalist section of the com- munity but, in their degree, they are of no working- class absolutely, 'l :? ?.. 1 I This type has in recent years mul- tiplied greatly in the Rhondda and according to the latest records they number nearly 10,000 house- owners. Councildom will have to take stock of this new infusion into the Elector- al Registers of the Rhondda AVards. The burdens of rates were not tangi-I ble to people who had no kiiowledgei of them but indirectly. The imposi- tion of excess rate payments with their rent obligations, is an added reminder that the public works of the Rliondda must be carried out and that new duties of Councildom are increasing by legislation and that this ovcMMveio-lit of faro is not ended particularly when the verv urgent housing problems are tackled suc- cessfully. Allt hese kinds of movements bring out a deeper seii,e of responsibility. No longer does it suffice to placade the public with platitudes. Phrases do not alter phases. Vigilant bodies^ of all kinds in democra tic states have been the watchmen on the Castle Towers. We must move on and more progressively, but at the. same time it must he tltp (iiitv of the public authorities to see that ilieso new demands are satisfied, but with just, fair and equitable distribution of burden-bearing. The House Pro- perty Owners Association claims that as a class, they have had no relief and no corresponding recognition during the years of the war. Many a widow who depended upon a few cottages has had to face the direst straits and many of the older people who had wisely and well striven to provide for the evening of life have had to experience much degrading beggary staring them in the face. These all are of the working class, but truly to-day, no more, they are at the bottom, indeed, through inci- dents of rates and taxation, it will not be unjust to call them the "bottom dog" of the post-war era.
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DOES YOUR PIANO, 0&G-42? OR HARMONIUM requlie TUNING, TONING OR RESTRINGING? # -If to, consult H. C. S MILLS, Pianoforte Tunaf, Maesyowmmer REPAIRING & GENERAL OVERHAUL- ING A SPECIALITY. PROFESSIONAL WORKMANSHIP. TERMS; MODERATE. All Paria of Rhcadda Visited. A Port Card will r«ceiv4 prompt attention. W78:1 RjADAiVIE CLARA ESWELL M.B.I.M.S., CERTIFICATED PHRENOLOGIST, CHARACTER READER, PALMI&T, Etc. Office Hoars -11 a.m. till 9 p.m Address-29 PONTYPRIDD ROAD PORTH. PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS. P( ANUSs. | PIANOS. PIANOS. ,I PIANOS.! PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. PI VIS OS. PIANOS. PIANOS, PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. PIANOS. I j Before piirchasinglwrite to DUCK, SON I" PINKER, LTD. The Great Music Stores, BATH AND BRISTOL The CHEAPEST A BEST HOW 8E IN TttQ TRADE, BRANCH AT SWANSEA CuneM Vi <16 re,, ilarly all parts of West ot t:.ol¡(l¡;,nd aad South Wala a. Evans's Auction Mart. Oppotite HIPPODROME, TON-YPANDY. O. S EVANS Begi to announce that the above Mart in open for the reception of Furniture and Goods of any description for Sale by Publio Auction. Cash advanced if desired cn Goods sent for Absoluto Sale, or Auctioneer will purchase Goods and take own riak of Auction SALES CONDUCTED AT RESIDENCES. Olicøe- go DUNRA VEN STREET, TONYPANDY, Where all communications ahould be tddreMed. 611 MONEY. A QSNUIN2 STRICTLY PBSVATE LOAN.: JCfA can Borrow Aay Sum from £5 to £ 1,000 upon yOi-i cots of Hand. ji > .uya.ule by Easy Instalments or for a fixed long or ahort period. Lowest Interest Charged. No Fees or Fines Charged. Know with wholn you 2r3 ddng business. Call, write or 'phfJùe..vith svety confidence that you wili be honourably dealt with, direct to the actual fWMOiial lender, trading in his own name.— fI HiLI P MOaRliS, Market Chambers, Ch uroh Strees, PONTYPRIDD (Phone 217.) PHILIP &93RI8, IS Charles St., CARDIFF (Pho .» UOO.) Oash also lent upon Stocks, Shares. Life Ineuranc Pulicies, and any Articles of Value. inquire P. MOliHia above address. 181 Private Loans. Private Lenders a] o to gSOOO I If you wish to borrow money at reasonable rates of in. tereii, be wise and app!y to an old established firm with a ctuund reputation for fa r dealing. We do not ask for security cr sureties, and all that is asked for is a written proaji.-te to repay. No liXrd charges or repayments terms arranged for clients beneSt: urgent lo.us com- pleted same day no fees, Ones or fuss. 2nd irortgagcB entertained. CHARLES STEVKNS, Ltd., (Tel. 467), Hayes Baildings, Cardiff. Speciat-t,.)-ta -tranged -at per cent: per annum for chose untie j-i to money or property, income under wiilii legacies, &C) 62 WHY PAY INCOME TAX Wfeen you are not liable to do Be I Maay persons do I We can assist you to prepare yeur Income Tax Returns. We also under- take the preparation of Claims for Recovery of Income Tax at a charge com- mensurate with the work involved, but not exceeding 2s. in the £ on tke Tax Repaid or Adjusted. Tradesman's Books made up aDd Audited. Arrangements made with Creditors. Valuations of all descriptions. Insurances, Life, Fire, &c. 8ALES OF FURNITURE, PROPERTY, TRADB. and Other Stock conducted. G E. MILLWARD (Messrs. Howard A Evaae), Auctioneers, Valuers, and Aocovntaata, ARCADE CHAMBERS, Tel. 117. PONTYPRIDD. THIS SPACE IS RESERVED g FOB g The 'Mannina' Ointment 00. Hg (Trade MMk.J 1.01e Prep?tetora, Fishguard Sftuth IB Wrtien. LAmES Should WlUTel To-ii>A"i enclosing Id. stamp for VALUABLB ji' >uKLET. TKSTIMONI MjS and FI'¡ SAMPLE of BLANGHARDS PILLS They are unriveiled for all Irregularities, &c and speedily aiford relief and never fail to alleviate all suffering. Th^y supe-sede Pennyroyal, Pil Cochia, Bitter Apple, "BLANCH ARB'S are the beat of all Pills for Wontta,* S'.u in boxes lil? by all Ch???at., or post free, too ados, frank IfSlIF MAHTyh. In 34; ff.ALSTflP MISlP The Premier Dancing School of the Rhondda. GARAGE HALL, TONYPANDY, Near the Station. Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7.30 to 10 p.m. First Class Music. Grand Floor. Nice Company. All the Latest Dances. Membership Cards obtained at Oarage Studio, Bridge Street, Tonypandy. ¡, '? r ?-' WING SING, I 105 Dunraven Street, TONYPANDY. FIRST CLASS LAUNDRY I U uder New Management. Every care taken of ladies' and gentlemen's Laundry. No Lost Articles. OW Delivery in t hree Days. 1060 PUBLIC NOTICES. | EAR eggs are a regular little gold- JL? mine to users of Karswood Spice, containing ground insects, which DOUBLES egg output. 2id., 7 £ d., 1/3,—Davies, 14 Dunraven-street, Tonypandy, L_| ENS which don't lay don't pay. Kars- JJL wood (Harmless) Poultry Spice, con- taining ground insects, ensures eggs. Try it and watch results. 2^d., 7id, 1/3.— l d 7,d, 1/? 3 Boon, 82 Mill-street, Tonyrefail, p IANOS. A remarkable offer. High- r class piano (4 ft. high), in new con- dition. Usually £ 75; 45 guineas.—33 Clare Street, Cardiff. ij IANOS AND VIOLINS. Highest JL quality; lowest cash prices you can possibly obtain. Usually from £ 15 to 1:83 in stock. Inspection invited. Violins from 37s. 6d. 20 to choose from. Bows, strings, cases, etc. Any violin played on by request.—Whitaker, 33 Clare Street, Riverside, Cardiff. O ALE. Pianos. Several second-hand. ?? Keen cash prices. Repairs; re- polishing. Violins, bows, cases. Big selection, Cali between 9 and 7 any day. —Whitaker, 33 Clare Street, Rive. side, Cardiff. O AVE YOUR MILK. Lactifer Thor- ? ley's Cooked Calf Meal 'rears strong, heulthy Calves. 1051 Li ,I OR PIGS there is nothing to equal Thorley's Food as a conditioner. 1051 HAIRDRESSERS.—Discharged Soldier, 22, would like to go as Learned. State full particulars.—Apply Box "F," "Rhondda Leader." j^~IVE-ROOMED HOUSE FOR SALE. F Oak Street, Clydach Vale.—Apply, 60 Brynhyfiryd, Blaenclydach. 1052 OUSE FOR SALE in Sherwood, U Llwynypia.—Apply Box 48, Rhon- dda Leader." 1U4t WANTED Someone to Teach Disable.. Young Man how to work th, "Griswold" Stocking Knitter. All ex penses paid.—R. Moore, 5 Gynor Avenue, Ynyshir, Rhondda. 1047-1 ￼ 0 mght watching with far.ow n? .L. sows which get Karswood Pig Powd- ers three times weekly beforehand. Hun- dreds of testimonials. Penny each, twelve for Is.—Boon, 82 Mill St., Tonyrefail. IGS eat three times as well after having Karswood Pig Powders. Makes them rest better and thrive better. Penny each, twelve ls.-Grl:ffiths, 3 New Hipperdrollle Duildingo, Tonypanriy. T 0 get OUT of. hen food all the egg there are IN it, just add a littit Karswood Harmless Poultry Sp:ce, con- taining ground insects. Results usuallj double when Karswood is added. Packet 2jd., 71d., 1-s. 3d. Strongly recommended by Griffiths, 3 New Hipperdrome Build ings, Tonypandy. A MERICAN MandoIin?Harp,'41 strings AL moveable keyboard, quite n?w onh wants tuning, cost R4 4s., sell 35s.— Clark, Penoyre Gardens, Brecon. FOR SALE, Mandolin Harp, quiee noff, J- cost R4 4s., sell 35s.; also Muller'^ Auto Harp, 50s. Bargains. Clark Penoyre Gardens, Brecon. OfEOOND HAND Pjltno wanted, any con- dition if 7 octaves. Please stnte prirp. maker and condition, also- if iron frame. Abont f25 offered. Write ho Box 1063. "VI OTIOE.—\Yhy Keep Rats ?-.J. Davies i.^1 the expert Aberdare Ratcatcher, wil visit the Khoadda fliortly. All those 'r niltle wij;h Rats should apply for further particular- to 24 Mount Pleasant, Treeynon, Aherdpre. Testimonials from Farmers. Shopkeeper0 Collieries, etc. No dan per. No smell. N curt no pay. Record killed in one day. 1,300 1067 SECOND-HANn FT AN OS. Genuinf J Bargains. Solid WaJnut Piano, iroi, frnme full trichord, check action, 52 eruineas. | Another 58 guinea Piano, beautifully polished wil l nut, iron frame, lape check action, mellow tone. worth £ 85.-33 Clare St., Cardiff. 100: AN Upright Grand, all-over iron frame I usually £ 140, accept 85 guineas. N ( offers, please, Massive appearance, bei.iitifiil tone, solid walnut. —J. F. Whitaker, 33 Clarf, St., Riverside, Cardiff. 1063 V IOLIN' Bows, Ca,;e-, all siz, Lowest V prices in Wales. Violins from 35/ good tore Bows from 5/6, Cases from 8 6. Your inspection invited.—Whitaker, 33 Clare St., Cardiff. ￼ ENERAL.—Wanted in January for B on (T y-?yn, Pimmer. Peny?rai?.—App?y Mrs. H. W. Thomas, Household Stores, Bop- kinstown, Pontypridd. 1065 VLL Fers-ons that are Blind, from Portll to Blaenrhondda, wishing to receive from the < tn'iatmas Fund, are to send in heir names, or or before December 22nd, 1919. to C. S. Jones Sardybank Hotel, Ystrad. 1071 INDUSTRIE L & PROVIDENT SOCIETIES ACT, 1893 (56 & 57 Vict., cap. 39). Advertisement of Dissolution by Instrument. Name of Society: MARKET WKIGHTON AND DISTRICT FARMERS SUPPLY ASSOCIATION, LTD. NOTICE is hereby given that the Market i?! W?ighton and District Farmer? Supply Association, Ltd., Register No. 4218R., held at the Society's Store, Market Weighton, iu the County of York, it dissolved by Instru- ment. registered at this office, the 3 6th day of December, 1919, unless within three months from the date of the Gazette in which this | advertisement appears proceedings be com menced by a member or other person interes- ted in or having any claim on the funds of the Society to set aside such dissolution, and the same is set aside accordingly. G STUART ROBERTSON, Chief Registrar. British Museum (North Entrance), Montague Place, W.C. 1. The 16th day of December, 1919 1070 Rhondda Urban District. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a ? Special Meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council called in pursuance of the llorough Funds Acts, 1872 and 1903, duly convened and held on Wednesday, the 3id day of December, 1919, the following resolu- tions were passed by an absolute majority of the whole number of the said Council (namely) — (1) That the Council do ma ke application in the next session of Parliament for an Act to empower the Council to construct new waterworks; to extend the time for the purchase of landi, and the construction of the tramways, new roads aud street woi ks authorised by the Rhondda Urban District Council (J'raniways Extensions, &c.) Act, 1915 and for other purposes (2) hat the costs chaiges and expenses of or in relation to the said application be charged on the District Fund ai.d Genoa! DiNtiict Rate or other public funds or rates under the control of the Council Dated thi.-i 8tii day of December. 1919. WALTER NICHOLAS, 1057 Cleik of the Counci l Rhandda Urban District. PRIVATE STREET YORK"; ACT, 1892 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN th?t?t N a Meeting of the Kho dda U rLar i)i,tiiel Council, held in the Council hamber at Penlre, on Wednesday, the 10th .ay of December, 1919, the Surveyor snbmit. ted to the Ct uncil— (a) Specificit ons of Private Street vVorks with Plans and sections (1)) Estimates ef the probable expenses of the works and (c) Provisional Apportionments! of the estimated expenses among the Piemises liable to be charged therewith comprising the pai ticiiiai-.s prescribed in Parti, of the Schedule to the Private Street Works Act, 1 92 as r speets 1) Lane adjoining the i'arish Iiii ].(-Ii, Toii (*.) Cooperauve street, T, ii part); <3) Tyntyia Avenue, Ystrad-Rhondda, within the Distiictof the said Council. And it was resolved "'I'ii;.t tle sai(i Sj.ecilication, Plans, Secti Wi, Estimates and Provisional Apportionments be and the same are hereby apjuoven." onCE is lierel- y fu ther given thai ■he approved Specification, Plans, Sc tions, Estimates, and Piovisional Appoi- tionuients (or copies theieof certified by che Purveyor) will be k.-pt deposited a the OMices 0;: the said Council, isitna e in Llewellyn Street Pentre, and be vper, iiiring office hours thereat to inspection by the owners of the premises shown as M-ble to be charged in the Prov ision Apportionments for a period of One Wontli from the llth day of December, 1919, being the date of the first publication, 01 this Notice, during which period any person or persons affected thereby may, iu pursuance of Section Seven of the said Act, by written twtce sel veIl on the Council object to the piopo^als on any oi the grounds in such Section specified. Dated this 11th day of December, 1919. WALTER NIU.IIULAS, 1066 Clerk to the Council. nAItDIF.F CHRISTMAS M ARKE rs. l,) ——— The USUAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS Will be held in the CENJRAL MARKET (-iT. MARY ST.) on MONDAY, TUESDAYS WEDNESDAY. DEC. 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 1919 Saturday, Dec. 20th ..Opell nntil 10 p.m. lion. &'f ueg., L)ee. 22nd & 2^r(l S) p.m Wed., Dec. 24th (Xma- Eve) 10 p.m. The Market will be closed at 7 p m. on Box- ing Day (26-h Dec.). aud closed the whole day on Wednesday, Dec. 31st, 1919, THE FISH MARKET, IN THE HAYES Will Remain Open on Saturday, December 20th .Until lOp.m Mon. &Tues., Dec. 22nd & 23rd. 7 p.m. And Wed., Dec. 24th (Xmas Eve) 10 p.m. The Corporate Land Market will be held on Wednesday (Xmas Eve) until 10 p.m By Order of the Markets Committee, CECIL U. BROWN, Town Cleik. City Hall, Cardiff", Nov. 24th, 1919. 1072 L L 6S Short Notice ot Sale 29 Ystrad Road, Pentre (Next to Post Office). To be Sold by Auction On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, a Manufacturers Stock of Oolls. Teddy Beans, Games, Engines, Meccanos, Toys, &a., CHINU Also, a quantity of China, Tea Sets, Dinner Sets, Vases, &c. Numerous lots suitable for XMAS PRESENTS Sale each day at 11.30, 3 and 5.30 prompt. 1062 VINEGAR! VINEGAR In Bottles and In Casks. Special Quotations to Wholesalers Send for Price List. EMANUEL THOMAS & SON, Niagara Vinegar and Pickle Works, & WANSEA. 1051 THE BUYERS' GUIDE Post Free, Weekly. Latest Market Reports in Fruit, Potatoes, Groceries, Provisions Pickles, Sauces, Fruit Cordials, etc. Write Now Emanuel Thomas & Son, Manufacturers and Importers, SWANSEA. 1055 _——_ „ .J ijjp5 Important Warning I do not employ Agents to represent me at any ti- me or in any place, and travelling spectacle-sellers, rer rc- s a senting themselves as coming from, or in any way connected with me, are trading under false pretences T' '? I shall be glad to send you my illustrated booklet "The Why and fl\ Wherefore of Defective Eye-sight and SpectacIe?We?ring" p.?post free r, X on application. Bonner Morgan, Ophthalmic Optician, [S IOI, Queen Street, Cardiff. ([^^3*f] (Patents and all rights reserved in all countries.) Two Table- spoonsful of N.P.S." VINEGAR and Water will make a Pint of Beautiful MALTED VINEGAR at a cost of 2d. only. It is Silly to pay more. oj 4 KINDS (1^ Table or Household. (2) Sause, a Real Good Sauce in itself. (3) Pickling, Ready Spiced. (4) Salad, Sweetened with Saccharin. All Water White, or Pale Straw, Amber, Brown and Dark Colors. For all Purposes, Home, Hote', Institutional, Manufacturing, Army and Navy, Shipping, Export, Fryers, Peas, Oysters, etc. All one Price. NO TROUBLE.—Make Vinegar as you want it. Always Fresh. Not a Substitute. Absolutely Pure. Treble Distilled. Malted after Distilation, preserving the Digestive and Nutritious properties of the Malt, which no other Vinegars do. No Preservatives. Will keep. Prices per Bottle :-9d., 10|d, 1/ 1/2, 1/6, 1/8, 2/ 2/6, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 13/2, 26/- and 51/- The larger the Size the Cheaper. From all Chemists, Grocers, Oil and Colour Men, &c., or 3s. 4d. Size and up direct, Post Paid (makes H to 3 gallons). Ask or Send for-AND SEE YOU GET IT. TRADE DISCOUNTFor C2 e5 zcio C25 X50 -Cloo worth 3/9 4/- 4/3 4/6 4/9 5/- in the £ In Bulk Quantities 2 5 10 25 50 100 gallons OneGaiion 30 Gallon 3U Trade Prices 24/- 23/6 23/- 2?6 22/- 21/- per gall. ?t?") Sample Half-gallon for 13s. delivered (makes 7t to 15 gallons). • All Delivery, Bottles, Casks, Packages, Cases, Insurance, Show and Handbills, Directions Free. No Free Samples. No Delay. Delivered quickest way. Always Cash with Order. (Ded" uct 3d. in the £ ). Merchants and Agents are allowed a further Discount of 7! per cent. from all above net Wholesale Prices. Sole Wholesale Cash Buying Agents wanted in all Districts where not repre- sented. Highly Remunerative, oliTer important lines to follow. Write "AVIN BOSTON. Only Makers in the World N P.S. VINEGAR Go.(Regd.) Licensed Vinegar Makers, BOSTON, England. Telegrams: Avin," Boston. Bankers: N. P. and U. Bank of England, Boston (Cross P.O., Cheques, &o.) 1022 NOTICE. At a General Meeting of the Rhondda Fawr Midwives' Unioa it was decided that the Fees on and after Dec. 8tb, be 25/- 1061 EISTEDDFOD GADEIRIOL MON., LLANERCHYMEDD. LLUN A MAWRTHGWYN, 1920. E350 MEWN GWOBRWYON L350 Testynau yn awr yn barod, pris 4c., trwy'r llythyrdy 5c. JOHN WILLIAMS, 1011 London House. Llanerchymadd