MERTHYR FLOWER SHOW, JULY 19th, 1866. ALL ENTRIES must be made on or before SATURDAY, the 14TH. All Specimens must be in the Market House before Nine o'clock on the morning of the Show. [5552 THE LIBRARY PIC-NIC. THE ANNUAL PIC-NIC of the Members of the Merthyr Library is appointed to take • place on the old ground near MORLAIS CASTLE, on THURSDAY, the 5th August.. Persons desirous of having the privilege to supply Refreshments, will be pleased to send their Tenders to the < Secretary by Eight p.m. on Tuesdav next. Merthyr Library, July 10th, 1866. [5551 PONTYPRIDD LITERARY INSTITUTE. < DISTRIBUTION OF VALUABLE PRIZES IN AID OF THE LIBRARY. JTHE Committee of the above Institution direct public attention to the following list of Valuable Articles which, with many others, amounting together to upwards of TWO HUNDRED PRIZES, ] from 40 Guineas to not less than Five Shillings, will be publicly Drawn for in the presence of several influential Gentle- ] Ben, at the ASSEMBLY ROOMS, NEW INN HOTEL, on TUESDAY, the 9tb of October, 1866. It is intended 1 also to exhibit the Prizes on the Monday previous to the Drawing. LIST OF PRINCIPAL P R I Z E S FIBST PRIZE—A HANDSOME FINE-TONED NEW ROSE-WOOD PIANOFORTE, VALUE FORTY GUINEAS. VALUE. VALUE. VALUE. PRIZE GUINEAS. I PRIZE GUINEAS. PRIZE GUINEAS. 2nd—A fullsizeci Harmonium by 7th-Good Silver Lever Watch 5 15th -Good Pair.of Blankets Ii Alexandre 20 8th-Saddlea,ndBridle. 5 16th—Elegant Gold Pin 1 3rd—Valuable Gold Watch 15 9th —Case of superior Wine 4 17th—Time-piece 1 4th—Musical Box in handsome 10th—Handsome Paisley Shawl 4 18th—Moderator Lamp 1 inlaid 5 Ilth-Good Silk Dress 4 19th-Set of Vases. 1 5th—Mahogany Chest of Draw- 12th-Rich Lace Shawl 3 20th-Stereoscope with set of ers 5 ISth-ALady's Work Table. 2 Slides 1 6th-Elegant 8-day Clock 5 14th—Easy Chair 2 The Committee guarantee the articles stated above, and all the other Prizes to be of the full value. AGENTS IN EVERY TOWN AND DISTRICT. The List of the successful members will be published in the MERTHYR TELEGRAPH, Cardiff Times, and Gwlad- garwr, of the 13th of October. Bgr TICKETS, SIXPENCE EACH. Appointed Agents in every Town and District. G. GRIFFITHS, R. C. HUNTER, I J. GRIFFITHS, fHon* Secretaries. 5511] J. COOMBES, ) RHYMNEY ART UNION PRIZE DRAWING, In aid of Funds to be raised for Educational Purposes, and for improvement of School Buildings at Rhymney. ^T^HE DRAWING will take place at Twtncabno SCHOOL ROOM, the Third Week in Sep- tember, in the presence of S. Buchan, R. Bedlington, J. Matthews, H. Trump, J. Prosser (Chemist), and T. Pritchard, Esqrs. The following valuable Prizes will be drawn for:— FIRST PRIZE.—A MAGNIFICENT GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN, VALUE FORTY GUINEAS. VAlUE. VALUE. VALUE. PRIZE GUINEAS. PRIZE GUINEAS. dRrZE GUINEAS 2nd.— Handsome Fine-toned 10th.—Handsome Mahogany 18th—Good Iron Bedstead 1A Pianoforte in Wa'nut 25 Couch 4 19th.—Pair of Good Blankets l| 3rd.—Lady's Gold Watch and llth.-Gold Albert Chain. 3 20th.- Telescope. Ii Chain 10 12th.—Weather Glass 2^ 21st.—Flannel Dress lj 4th.—Eight-day Clock 6 13th.—Silver Watch 2% 22nd.—Perambulator 1 5th.—Double-barrelled Gun 5 14th.-Galvanic Battery. 2 23rd.-Silk Umbrella 1 6th.-Silver Lever Watch 5 15th.—Gentlemen's Elegant Dres- 24th.-Spring Balance, to weigh 7th.—Chest of Drawers (ma- sing Case 2 3001bs. 1 hogany) 5 16th.-Lady's Elegant Dressing 25th.—Electro Plated Cruet 8th.—Rich Black Silk Dress 4 Case 2 Stand. 1 9th.—Rich Paisley Shawl 4 17th.-Doz. Ivory Handled Table Knives and Forks. 2 26,27, Concertina, 15s. each 28, 29, Workbox, 15s. each 30, 31, Microscope, 14s. each; 32, 33, Portmanteau, 14s. each; 34, Case of Mathematical Instruments, 10s.; 35, Gold Scarf Pin, 10s. Also a Choice Selection of other Articles of the value of not less than 5s. each, making the total number of Prizes upwards of TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY.-All Prizes to be delivered Carriage Free. US" TICKETS, SIXPENCE EACH. The Drawing will be on the principle of the Art Union, and the successful members will be published in the Cambria Daily Leader, MERTHYR TELEGRAPH, The Byd Cymreig, and Banner Cymreig. A list of Winning Numbers will be forwarded to any person who will send a Stamped Addressed Envelope for the same. Treasurers—JOHN HAVARD, Esq., and DAVID P. MORGAN, Esq. Hon. Secretaries-Messrs. J. GRIFFITHS, Albion House, D. B. JONES, Upper Shop; D. B. OWEN, Twyncarno E. DAVIES, Vulcan Cottage; D. Lewis, British School, Twyncarno. Auditors-Messrs WM. EVANS, Draper JAB. EVANS, Grocer D. MORGAN, Draper, Pontlotyn. [5510 TABERNACLE, MERTHYR. THE SECOND ANNUAL GREAT EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above Chapel on CHRISTMAS-DAY, December 25th, 1866, WHEN there will be awarded a large number of Prizes, including the following:- To the Choir, not under 40 in number, that will sing best—" Mor fawr ydyw dyfnder," from Mendelssohn.- See Cerddor Cymreig, Nos. 33, 34, and 35 jEla To the Choir of one congregation, not under 30 in number, that will sing best the congregational tune Aberdare." -See leuan Gwyllt's Tune Book £2 To the Band of Hope Choir, each singer under 15 years of age, not under 30 in number, that will sing best— Gweddi'r Publican."—See Owain Alaw's "Sunday School Tune Book," £ 2 P.S.—A conductor and two bass singers will be allowed with the Band of Hope Choirs. PRESIDENT. REV. J. EMLYN JONES, M.A., LL.D., (Pencerdd). ADJUDICATOR REV. W. HARRIS, Trecynon. TREASURER Mr. D. DAVIES, Grocer, Glebeland. For further particulars, &c., see Programmes, which may be had of the Treasurer, or of the Secretary, Mr. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, 6, Pleasant View, Grawen Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil. July 3rd, 1866. [5535 J. D. WILLIAMS, WATCH MANUFACTURER, RESPECTFULLY invites the 'attention of intending Purchasers to his Stock of LEVER WATCHES. Having devoted much time and attention to this important branch of his business, he flatters himself that for quality and elegance of style, his Watches cannot be excelled, every Watch being carefully examined on the Premises under his own supervision, he feels the greatest confidence in recommending them. A warranty and a trial of two years allowed with each Watch. Silver Levers in Strong Cases, from S4 4s. Od. to JE10 10s. Od. Gold do. Ladies' Size from X8 8s. Od. to JE16 16s. Od. Golfi do. Gentlemen's Size from £ 10 10s. Od. to £ 31 10s. Od. GENEVA WATCHES. Silver Cases from £1 Is. Od. to X3 10s. Od. • Gold do. from .£3 3s. Od. to JE10 10s. Od. A Choice Assortment of Gold Guards and Alberts of the Newest Designs, always in stock. 129, High Street, Merthyr. [5513 BOATING & PISHING AT PENTWYN RESERY0IR. mHE Public of Merthyr, Dowlais, Cefn-coed-y-cymmer, and neighbourhoods, are respectfully informed that the Season for Boating and Fishing has commenced at the above-named magnificent lake. TICKETS, for One Day's Fishing, One Shilling each or for the Entire Season, Half-a-Guinea, may be o btained of Mr. F. ATKINS, at High Street, Merthyr; and at Balaclava Street, Dowlais: also, at the Reservoir. BOATS MAY BE ENGAGED AT ALL REASONABLE HOURS AT CHEAP RATES. [5515 GOOD ARTICLES AT THE MOST MODERATE CHARGES may always be obtained at THOMAS PRIQE'S GENERAL DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, I MERTHYR, HOEEOCK'S Long Cloths, Finlay's Shirtings, and every other -tJL description of Cotton Goods at greatly Reduced Prices. (a* A large number of Remnants of Broad Cloths and Fancy Trouserings at about HALF-PRICE. [5519 RHYBUDD. HYN sydd i hysbyau i breswylwyr Abercan- aid, Troedyrhiw, a'r gymmydogaeth, y bydd i pwy bynag a wna ddefnydd o'm henw I mewn perthynas a'm bod wedi cael fy nal mewn cyssylltiad anmhriodol gyda pherson neillduol, ar dir Penrhywonen, yn enwedig ar Mehefin 13eg, 1866, i gael teimlo llymder y gyfraith am eu hanwiredd. MARGARET WATKINS, Furnace Row, Canal Side. Gorph. 9fed, 1866. Hyn sydd i hysbysu i bawb y perthyn iddynt, ein bod ni yn dystion nad MARGARET WATKINS uchod, oedd un o'r cyfryw a welsom ni ar gae Penrhywonen Mehefin y 13eg, 1866. JOHN HARRIS, sincer, Newton-st., Abercanaid, WM. WILLIAMS, sincer, Cardiff-st., Abercanaid. Gorph. 9fed, 1866. [5545 GINNETT'S GREAT CIRCUS 1 rpWENTY-FIFTH Summer Tour of this JL great Circus, known as one of the best Equestrian Companies travelling for giving universal satisfaction to all its Patrons. The Finest and Boldest Riders in the World, Marvellous Gymnastic Artistes, and Noble Stud of highly. trained Horses, will pay a visit to the following places: Brynmawr, Saturday, July 14th Rhymney, Monday, July 16th; Dowlais, Tuesday, July 17th; MERTHTR, Wednesday, July ISth Pontypridd, Thursday, July 19th; Aberdare, Friday, July 20th; Hirwain, Saturday, July 21st. ————— WONDERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. The evening's Entertainment will conclude with the un- paralleled representation, by man and horse, as performed by this Company upwards of three hundred times, entitled lUliPIN'S RIDE TO YORK; Or the life and career of the famous TOM KING, intro- ducing the best trained Mare in Europe. Dick Turpin (the Notorious Highwayman), Mr. G. Ginnett Engaged at an enormous expense, the following and dis- tinguished Artistes, from the principal Continental and British Cirques Miss AIRIE ABBOTT, Mr. P. BARRA, M. ADOLPHE LYONS. Another extraordinary wonder, the laughable burlesque extravaganza, the GIANT ANARK.—In the course of the evening the Clown will drive his Carriage and SIX CATS round the circle, to the wonder and delight of all beholders. Mr. CHARLES DUCROW. Ducrow's name stands un- paralleled in the history of Horsemen, alone and without a rival. Mr Jackaway Mills, Mons. Carle Popowitz, Francois Bernard, Mr George Ginnett, Herr Louis Smidt, Mdlle. Arabella Zeppe, Miss Rose Carroline, Mons. Henry Fran- conis, Little Funny Dickey, Mons. Julian Retard. In the performance will be introduced a Troupe of ARAB VOLTIUEURS, in the sensational Leap for Lie. TWO EDUCATED DONKEYS, no living soul in the world can ride. TWO GRAND EXHIBITIONS DAILY At half-past Two and half-past Seven. Doors open half- an-hour previous. The Two o'clock Exhibition will be equal, in every respect, to the Evening Entertainment. First-Class Seats, 2s.; Second Seats, Is.; Third Class, 6d. NOTICE.-Great Treat for Children of all denominations (under 12 years of age) who will be admitted to the Gallery at the Afternoon Exhibition for the nominal charge of ONE PENNY EACH. 15553 TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. W ANTED, a well Educated Youth as an ■ APPRENTICE (out-door) to the Bookselling and Stationery Trade.-Apply to WHITE & SONS, Stationers, Merthyr. [5463 LESSONS ON THE PIANOFORTE, ORGAN, AND HARMONIUM, BY Miss CROOK, 17, New Castle Street, Thomas Town, Merthyr. For Terms, apply at the above address- NEW Music supplied at a considerable Reduction from the published prices. Quarter commences July 30th. [5477 SALE BY MR. T. H. EVANS. ABERDARE, GLAMORGANSHIRE. MR. THOMAS H. EVANS WILL SELL BY AUCTION, At the CARDIFF CASTLE HOTEL, in the town of Aberdare, on THURSDAY the 26th day of July, 1866, at Six o'clock in the Afternoon (subject to such conditions as will be then produced), and in the following or such other lots as may be determined on at the time of Sale, THE Undermentioned desirable BUSINESS PREMISES, BUILDING LAND, and COTTAGES, viz :— Lot 1.—A newly and substantially erected Messuage, called Victoria House," with the Shops, Bakery, Lofts, and Out Offices thereto belonging, situate in Whitcombe Street, and now in the occupation of Mr. Witchell, Boot- maker, but is well adapted for a Baker and Confectioner, or for any other business purposes. The House contains spacious shop, with 175 feet plate glass front, parlour, kitchen, underground cellar, large sitting room, five bed- rooms and water closet, and is well supplied with hard and soft water. This lot will be sold subject to an apportioned annual ground rent of £3 18s. Lot 2.—A Piece of Building Land, adjoining Lot 1, con- taining a frontage to Whiteombe Street of 40 feet or there- abouts, subject to an apportioned annual ground rent of B5 4s. Lot 3.-Another Piece of Building Land, adjoining the last lot, containing a frontage to Whitcombe Street of 20 feet. Lot 4.-Another Piece of Building Land, adjoining the last lot, and also containing a frontage to Whitcombe Street of 20 feet. Lot 5.-Another Piece of Building Land, adjoining the last lot, and also containing a frontage to Whitcombe Street of 20 feet. Lots 3, 4, and 5, will be sold subject to an apportioned annual ground rent of 2;4 each. Lot 6. -Three Cottages (with gardens), adjoining each other, and also adjoining the above lots, but fronting Dean Street, occupied by James O'Connor, James Harris, and John Oram, subject to an apportioned annual ground rent of £ 5. Each lot is held under lease from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, for the remainder of a term of 99 years, commencing 25th March, 1854. To view the Buildings apply to the respective tenants, and for all further particulars to the AUCTIONEER, at Aber. dare, or to MR. WILLIAM BBICE, Solicitor, JBp<igw»ter. Dated Bridgwater* iiOtk June, 1866. n.. TO DRAPERS' ASSISSANTS. ] 1-pVAN JONES, Draper, Merthyr, has a Vacancy for a. Young Lady as SALESWOMAN. r Must speak both languages. One accustomed to Trimming and Mantle Making will be preferred. f5537 13 r LLOYD AND EVANS BEG to inform their Friends and the Public ] that they have taken out a LICENSE as AUCTIONEERS AND APPRAISERS, And trust to merit a share of the patronage of the publi of Dowlais and the surrounding neighbourhood. f Money advanced on Goods for Sale. Omce 110, King's Head, High-street, Dowlais. [5529 GREAT SUCCESS OF THE TURKISH ( BATHS AT MERTHYR, IN consequence of thd extensive patronage j bestowed by the Public, on the above Baths, the Pro- « prietors have determined for the future to REDUCE the 1 price of the Turkish Bath from 2s. to Is. 6d., from 8 a.m. < to 2 p.m. Twelve tickets will be supplied at 15s. instead of 20s. The most polite attention shown to all visitors. 5527] BY ORDER or THE DIRECTORS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, ]
fT^HAT the Co-partnership carried on for some time past at Brecon-street, Dowlais, in the County of Glamorgan, by EDWARD GREGORY and THOMAS LLOYD, under the style or firm of Gregory & Lloyd," has been I DISSOLVED, and that the business will for the future be carried on by the said Thomas Lloyd, on his own account, who will discharge and settle all debts due from, and receive all monies due to, the estate. Dated this 9th day of May, 1866. ] JOHN PLEWS, THOMAS LLOYD. Solicitor, Merthyr Tydfil. THOMAS LLOYD ~D ESPECTFULLY announces that the above Partnership having been disolved by mutual consent, he begs to inform his Customers and the Public that the business henceforth will be under his own control, and he would assure them that their orders will receive his prompt and best attention. The Goods which he will supply will be of the very best description, and being bought on the most advantageous terms, he will be enabled to offer them to his Customers on the lowest terms compatable with the best quality. The public patronage is respectfully solicited. [5526
JULY, 18 6 6. STEAM COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CoRK, MILFORD, CARDIFF, AND NEWPORT. 1 rpHE COBK STEAM ^SHIP COM- PAHY'S Screw Steamers "DODO." T?.a.vnp«- 1 .(K;0 Tons • COttMOR- ANT," Captain Croft, 1,200 Tons; HALCYON," Captain Mowle, 800 Tons aie intended to ply as underneath, and atiord conveyance for Passengers, Goods, and Cattle, at very moderate rates. FROM CARDIFF OR NEWPORT TO CORK. From Cardiff, Saturday, 7,12 noon „ Newport, Saturday, .14, 6.^ a.m. „ Cardiff, Saturday, 21,11.J a.m. „ Newport, Saturday, 28, Gj a.tn- FROM CORK FOR M II.KORD, CAKI-HK, OK NEWPORT. To Milford & Cardiff, Wednesday 4, 7 am. „ Milford & Newport, Wednesday.11, 1.J p m. „ Milford & Cardiff, Wednesday.18, 7 a.m. „ Milford if Newport, Wednesday.25, 1 p.m. FARES from Cork to Carditi and N ewpol.t Best Cabin 17s. Od.—Deck, 7s. No Stewards Ft-f. Ucturn Tickcts available lor one month, 27s. gQsf" Goods conveyed to and from Limerick at Through Rates via Cork. Horses, Carriages, Live Stock, and Goods for Shipment should be alongside FOUR HOURS before the advertised time of starting. For particulars, apply to the Secretary, Cork Steam Ship Co., Cork Ford and Jackson, MUfoni James Maddtcks, Cork Steam Ship Co.'s Wharf, Newport, or to K C. DOWNING, Bute Docks. Cardiff. [õõ:?4: JULY, 1866. BURNHAM TIDAL HARBOUll COMPANY. rpll E Shortest, and Cheapest Route to and L lrom the South-east, South, anil West England, South Wales, Liverpoi 1, the Channel Islands, Paris, and all paits of the continent, via, Poole and Cherbourg. IMPROVED STEAM COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BURNHAM AND CARDIFF. gjjT Passengers, fParceis, and Goods. can be booked Throughout between Cardiff and Poole, ai.d all Stations on the13 Somerset and Dorset Railway, ami Cherbourg, Caen, Paris, Bordeaux, 6cc., and London, Portsmouth, Gosport. Southampton. Guernsey, Jersey, Lvminjiton, Weymouth, and all the principal Stations oil the London and South Western Railway. Third Class Tickets for Cardiff are issued from any Station between Poole and Hiithbriuse, inclusive, by all Trains arriving at Burnham immediately before the departure of the Steamer; and from Cardiff, available by any Train leaving Burnham next after the arrival of the Pack-i. The tine, iast-sailing, Clyde-built Stfainers"UliFlANCE," E. L. BARRON, Commander; "HEATHER BELL," W. DSNSHAM, Commander; Or other suitable Steamers, are intended, (wind and weather permitting, with or without a Pilot, and with liberty to Tow,) during the month ot JULY, 1866, to ply with Passengers and Merchandise as follows From Burnham. From Cardiff. 14 Saturday. 5 30 p.m. 14 Saturday. 8 0 a.m. 16 Monday. 6 30p.m. 16 Monday 10 15 a. m. 17 Tuesday. 11 0 a.m. 17 Tuesday. 7 0 a.1I1. 18 Wednesday 11 0 a.m. 18 Wednesday 8 0 a.m. 19 Thursday.. p.m. 19 Thursday ..10 30a.m. 20 Friday 9 30 a.m. 20 Friday. 12 30 p.m. Gr Saturday to Monday at Ilfracombe.—The Defiance will leave Cardiff at 12.30 p.m. and Burnham at 2.30 p.m. for Ilfracombe, on Saturdays. 7th and 21st July, returning from Ilfracombe and Cardiff at 9.30 a.m. on Mondoy the 9th, and at 9.0 a.m. on Monday, the 23rd of July. Arriving at Trains leave South- Ports- London Burnham at Poole. Weymoth. ampton. mouth. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. 85 12 5 1 18 1720 20 10 30 2 5 4 0 3 30 4 0 4 20 p m. 5 30 6 40 1 0 4 5 8 10 6 0 3 48 9 35 10 10 9 21 10 40 Trains leave Arriving at WtlooB Ports- South- w tk- Poole. Burnham. London, mouth, hampton. J am. a.m. a.m. a.m. a, in. p.m. 6 0 6 25 8 10 12 25 7 5 7 55 8 50/ 8 35 10 15 2 18 11 40 11 40 p.m. p.m. p.m. p m. p.m. 12 45 12 20 1 20 5 3Q 350 4 15 450 450 525930 Fares, Burnham and Cardiff—Saloon and After Cabin, 3s Fore Cabin, 2s. Return Tickets, available on the day of issue only- Saloon, 4s 6d Fore Cabin, 3s. Those is- sued on Saturday will be available for the Return Journey on the following Monday. Return Tickets between Cardiff and all the Stations on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, Southampton, Ports- mouth, and the Stations on the London and South Western Railway, will be available for the Return Journey on the day of issue, or either of the two subsequent days. Return Tickets between Cardiff and Guernsey and Jersey via Southampton—1st Class, 48s 2nd Class, 37s. First Class Passengers allowed 112 lbs of Luggage; Second Class, 561bs. Burnham and Cardiff-Four-wheel Carriages, 20s; Two- wheel ditto, 10s Horses, 6s; Cattle, 5s; Calves, Dogs, and Pigs, Is Sheep, 8d each. Shipping and Landing Live Stock at the risk of their Owners. The Company will hot be accountable for any (roods without Shipping Notes. The splendid First-class Clyde-built Steam-ship ALBION is intended to sale from Poole for Cherbourg every Monday and Thursday, at 12.30 p.m., and from Cherbourg to Poole on Wednesday and Saturday at 8 30 am., in connection with the Trains and Steamers between Burnham, Cardiff, and Swansea, and Passengers are booked throughout as follows: To CHERBOURG. Single Tickets I ReturnTickets FROM available for I available for FOUR DAYS. 1 ONE MONTH. Cardiff, Port Talbot, or .1 1st C. | -na 1st C 2nd C. Swansea (on board & After Cabin & After Cabin the Steamer) 27s.6d. i 23s.6d 41s 6d 35s 5d Highbridge (S. & D.R.S.) 23 6 I 19 6 35s 6d 29s 4d Aft. C. Fore C. Aft. C. Fore C Poole. 115 0 j 10 0 22s 6d 15s Od To CAEN. I Single Tickets, I ReturnTickets FROM available for a. ailqble for FIVE DAYS. ONE MONTH. Cardiff, Port Talbot, or I 1st C 2nd C 1st C I 2nd C Swansea (on board & After Cabin & After Cabin the Steamer) 36 9 30 7 60 0 49 7 Highbridge (S.&D.R.S.) 32 7 j 26 6 53 9 I 43 6 Po-ole 19 3 I 17 1 33 6 I 29 2 To PARIS. • Single Tickets, Return Tickets FROM available for available for FIVE DAYS. ONE MONTH. Cardiff, Port Talbot, or 1st C 2nd C I 1st C 2nd C Swansea (on board & After Cabin & After Cabin the Steamer) 45 4 37 3 83 3 66 1 Highbridge (S.&D.R.S.) 43 0 35 9 81 0 63 0 PoSle 33 3 27 5 61 6 49 10 For Further Particulars see Poole. and Cherbourg Bills. < Goods at Class Rates delivered free of hauling and Dock dues in Cardiff. Goods and Carriages on deck at Shipper's risk. Further information as to Freight, &c., may be obtained by applying to Mr. Briscoe, Chief Offices, Glastonbury; at the Company's Offices, Stuart-street, Bute Docks, Cardiff or at Burnham; Mr. Pocket, Bristol Steam Packet Wharf, j South Dock, Swansea; Mr. John Davey, Lantern Hill, 1 Ilfracombe Mr. E. K.Korke, Steam Packet Superintend- ent. Railway Station, Southampton; Mr. J. Smith, ship- < chandler, York House, Bridgewater Mr. Barton, Somer- set and Dorset Railway Office, 16, High-Street, Bristol; 1 or Mr. Williams, 53, King William Street, City, London. —Receiving Offices in London: 53, King William Street, f City; Blossom's Inn. Laurence Lane, Cheapside; 90, i High-street, Borough, and all the offices of the South 1 Western Railway Company. a By Order, i ROBERT A. READ, e Secretary and General Manager. ] Chief Offices Glaotoabury; [5525 t LADIES' BOARDING & DAY SCHOOL, 1, Courtland Terrace, TlÏomas Town. rrHE MISSES TUHNER beg to inform their Friends that the duties of their School will be resumed on FRIDAY, July 27th, 1866. W Prospectus, with Terms, on application. [5540 LABURNHAM HOUSE BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR YOUNg. LADIES, CEFN-COED, NEAR MERTHYR TYDFIL. Conducted bg MISS H. TURNER. r j^HE Duties of this Establishment will be — resumed on the 23rd of July. [5550 MR. EDWARD LAWRANCE (Professor of Music and Organist of St. David's Church,) "DEGS to inform his Pupils and Friends that he will recommence his Professional Duties on MONDAY, July 30th, 1866. All communications may be addressed to his residence, 7, Courtland Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil, (or until July 26th to Langland, Mumbles, near Swansea.) Mumbles, July 10th, 1866. (5546 EDUCATION. MATHEMATICAL AND COMMERCIAL DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL, THOMAS TOWN, MERTHYR, CONDUCTED BY lIfR. T. LLOYD. rjPIIE duties of this School \^ill commence, -*■ after the Midsummer Vacation, on MONDAY, July 16th, 1866. In consequence of the enlargement of the house, the reception of Boarders is unavoidably deferred to July 23rd, 1866. [5554 THE SCHOOL, BRIDGEND. HEAD MASTER MR. W. AUSTIN, of the London Uni- versity, formerly of University College, and the Poly- technic, Hanover. rPHIS School is beautifully situated in one of the most healthy districts of South Wales, a short distance from the sea. The school house and dormitories are new, and have been built with every attention to health and comfort. Great facilities for acquiring the modern languages. The School will Re-open on WEDNESDAY the 18th July. Terms, &6., on application to the Head Master. [5473 TYDFIL SCHOOL. CLASSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL. HEAD MASTER EVAN WILLIAMS, M.A. AMONG the old Pupils of this School who have distinguished themselves lately may be men- tioned :— Mr. W. JAMES, who gained at the late Examination at Trevecca College the First Prize in ENGLISH COMPO- SITION, and the First Prize in CLASSICS, each of the value of £5. Mr. REES DAVIES, Second Prize in CLASSICS, value £2 10s. Mr. J. BIDDLE, successful in the Preliminary Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons. Mr. CHARLES DARLING, successful in the Preliminary Examination of Attorneys and Solicitors. Arrangements may be made with Private Pupils. Terms, &c., on application. Studies to be resumed on THURSDAY, July 25th, 1866. [5543 NORMAL COLLEGE, SWANSEA. EN AN DAVIES, A.M., LL.D., PRINCIPAL. ASSISTANT MASTERS J. HART, M.A., (AND PRIZEMAN), UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW. J. DYMOND, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (IN HONOURS). CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. S. FORSYTH, M.A., QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY (GOLD MEDALIST IN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS). THE Progress of the Pupils is secured by the employment of thoroughly efficient masters, and the constant supervision of the Principal. The College has attained a position which is unique, by the success of its students at the Universities, and the distinguished position many of them have taken in the various walks of life. During the coming winter Science Classes will be conduc- ted under the supervision of the Department of Science and Art—the pupils of which will be eligible for the scholar- ships and prizes offered by the department. During the year terminating July, 1866, nine pupils of this institution have matriculated at the University of London three have passed the preliminary medical exam- inations and one the preliminary legal—being a much larger number than from all the other schools in Wales put together. SCHOOL WI! 'OPEX TUESDAY, JULY 24TH. [5549 BLENHEIM HOUSE ACADEMY, LEA, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Distant from Gloucester, Ten Miles; Ross, Five. CONDUCTED BY Mr. IRVING, F.S.A., Licentiate of the Royal College of Preceptors, London. Terms -— Under 12 years of age, 22, and above, 25 Guineas per annum No increase in the charge is made when Pupils are placed under 12, and continue after that age. 1 T this Establishment, delightfully situate in its own ground of several acres, Young Gentlemen are prepared for the Learned Professions, Military, Naval, and Civil Services, the Oxford and Cambridge Middle Class Examinations, and Commercial pursuits. The course of instruction embraces the Greek and Latin Classics, French (which is taught generally, and without any charge, by a Resident Master, a native of France), German, Spanish, Mathematics, Music, Writing, Practical Land Surveying, Merchant's Accounts, &c. The system of Tuition is calculated to ensure the pupil's ralJid progress in his studies. The prominence is given to Religion, which its importance demands. Reports of con- duct and progress are issued quarterly, and rewards peri- odically distributed by which, and other means, a spirit of emulation is excited, and the full powers of the youthful mind are drawn into action, without any recourse to cor- poral punishment. The premises being only half a mile distant from the Mitcheldean Station of the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester Railway, are of easy access to pupils travelling by the I South Wales line, or by way of Abergavenny and Hereford. A prospectus and view of the house, with Inclusive I Terms, if required, which are extremely moderate, will be forwarded on application to the Principal. The studies will be resumed on the 18th July, 1866. Numerous references. Established 1838. tggp The domestic arrangements of this Establishnent will, in future, be under the immediate superinUndance of Mrs. Irving. [5466 LOS T, ON JULY 5th, I860, a dark bay half bred FILLY PONY, between 14 and 15 hands high, with switch tail, without shoes, and a little lame on the left hinder leg. Whoever will give such information as will lead to her recovery will be well rewarded by the owner, JOHN ROWLAND, Gamekeeper, Hepsta Vechan, Ystrad- fellte. [5557 TO GROCERS. TO BE LET, an Old-Established GROCERY BUSINESS, situate in the most central part of Dow- lais, and where for several years past a large and successful trade has been carried on. An excellent opportunity is offered to any active person of moderate capital, as a good ready money trade is already secured, and might be exten- sively increased. Stock to be taken at a valuation. Satis- factory reasons will be given by the present proprietor for disposing of the business.—Apply A. B. C., TELEGRAPH Office, Merthyr Tydfil. [5548 MERTHYR TYDFIL BOATING CLUB. PBBSIDENT W. T. CRAWSHAY, ESQ. TREASURER T. J. EVANS, ESQ. HONORARY SECRETARY T. WILLIAMS, ESQ. 4 MEETING of the Members of the Club will be held at the CASTLE HOTEL, on MONDAY, the 16th inst, at Seven p.m. Persons desirous of becoming Members must signify the same in writing, to be left at the offices of the Secretary, 28, Yiotoria-street, before Twelve at noon on the 16th inst. Life Membership, £5 5s..Od.; Honorary Membership, £1 Is. annually Membership Entrance Fee, 10s.; Annual Subscription, -Cl. [5544 SALE BY MR. WILLIAM MORGAN. IMPORTANT SALE OF DRAUGHT HORSES, &c. TO CONTRACTORS, FARMERS, & OTHERS. Mr. W ILL I A M MORGAN, Has received instructions TO SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, On TUESDAY, July 24th, 1866, in front of the Prince of Wales Inn, Blaen-Rhymney, midway between Rhymney Gate and Tafarnaubach, and removed there for the con- venience of sale, rpWELVE Young and Powerful Draught HORSES, with their Harness complete, the pro- perty of Mr. Edward Price, of Adamuchaf, Gelligaer, who has given up his contract at the Cyfarthfa Works.. Six months' credit will be given on approved bills, or a discount of 6d. in the Pound for prompt cash. Refreshments will be provided at Eleven o'clock, and the Sale will commence at Twelve o'clock precisely. The Auctioneer respectfully invites the attention of his friends and the public generally to this sale of Horses, which are young (varying from three to eight years old), healthy, in good condition, and thoroughly accustomed to above and underground work. He has the greatest con- fidence in recommending this excellent team of Horses as sound and well suited for Farming or Contractors' work.. Punctual attendance is also respectfully solicited. ^Gwersyblitke, Ystradfellte, July lOth, 1866. [5541 WANTED IMMEDIATELY, A GENTS for a Life Assurance and Sick y Benefit Society.—Enclose two stamps to Mr J. r MORGAN, Posf Office, Merthyr. [5542 1 s WANTED, s ^TWO Experienced ASSISTANTS, one for i the Drapery, and one for the Grocery and Provision t Departments. A Draper having a knowledge of the Grocery business will be preferred. -Apply to THOMAS R PHILLIPS, Coalbrook Vale, near Newport. [5547 t THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. IN the County Court of Glamorganshire, holden at Aberdare. ( In the matter of HOWELL REYNOLDS, late of the a Prince of Wales Inn, Aberaman, in the parish of Aberdare, in the county of Glamorgan, Innkeeper and Contractor, and now in lodgings at No. 282, Cardiff Road, Aberaman, ( aforesaid, out of business, adjudged bankrupt on the 11th i day of April, 1866. t An Order of Discharge will be delivered to the bankrupt after the expiration of Thirty days from this date, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of the 1 Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court. Dated this 11th day of July, 1866. < JOHN DANIEL THOMAS, 1 High Bailiff. [5556 i GREAT WESTERN AND VALE OF NEATH ( RAILWAYS. ] CHEAP EXCURSIONS. ( ON SATURDAY, JULY 7th, and every ] Saturday up to and including September 29th, a ( Train will leave MERTHYR at 5.30 p.m., ABERNANT, 5.42; LLWYDCOED, 5.50; Hirwain, 6.0, and GLY-NEATH at 6.20 p.m. for SWANSEA. Fares there and back in Covered ] Carriages, 3s. 6d. for Llanelly, Pembrey, Ferryside, j Carmarthen Junction or Carmarthen Town, fares 4s. for St. Clears, Witland, Narbeth Road, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, Johnston, and New Milford fares 5s. 6d., returning the following Monday from New Milford at 3.0 p.m. also from NEATH at 645 p.m., and SWANSEA at 6.45 p.m., for the same stations returning as above. TICKETS may be obtained at the above named VALE OF NEATH STATIONS and at ABERDARE, on or after the Monday preceeding the running of each train. For particulars see hand Bills. Paddington, June 22nd, 1866. [5521 GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. TOURIST TICKETS, available for One Calendar Month, are now issued at the PRINCIPAL STATIONS on this Railway to the principal Watering Places on the Dorsetshire, Somersetshire, Devonshire, Cornwall, and Yorkshire Coasts, to the Isle of Man. Malvern, Buxton, Matlock, Windermere, Penrith, and the Lake District to the principal places on the Eastern and Southern Coasts North and South Wales, to Scot- land and Ireland, &c. RETURN TICKETS, at about a Singe Fare for the Double Journey, are also issued during the Summer Months to Pic-nic or Pleasure Parties. For full particulars see Programmes, which can be obtained at any of the Company's stations. J. GRIERSON, General Manager. Paddington, June, 1866. [5520 CELEBRATED FRENCH SCOURING & CLEANSING POWDER, The quickest and easiest ever yet discovered for its cleansing qualities without Soap or Labour. rllHlS celebrated Powder is a recent discovery, being a chemical preparation by which every descrip- tion of cleansing and scouring can be effected in a very short time. Boarded floors, however black and greasy, will, when once cleaned look equal to new brick and stone floors, however long neglected, will, by one applica- tion, be restored to their original color; walls, wainscotting, deal tables, counters, weights and scales furniture of every description fire-irons, fenders, pewter pots, brasses, &c., beautifully polished bedsteads and old walls cleaned. Wherever this Powder is used no vermin can exist, and the foulest places made clean, wholesome, and healthy. No Housekeeper once using French Powder will ever be without it, and one trial will show its value. House and Yacht Painters are now using this Powder for cleansing doors, paint work, walls, &c., and find it to be the quickest and easiest scouring article in the market. Important to Yachts, H.M. Navy, and Merchant Ships. -Nothing that has yet been introduced will cleanse t'le decks and flooring of shipping, paint work, &c., so quickly and easily as this Powder, and with comparatively little labour make the decks and floors as white as new, without the least injury to the planks and caulking (hence avoiding holystoning), and the ship cleaned in half the time. The French Powder is now used in all noblemen's man- sions, government offices, railway stations, hospitals, hotels, barracks, unions, public institutions, shops, and thousands of private houses. One trial will be sufficient to prove its value, and the demand there must eventually be for so useful an article. PRICE TO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS ON APPLICATION. Sold by all respectable Grocers, in every town in England, at 3d. per lb. lib. equal to 31bs. of soap. Bugs and Fleas instantly destroyed by using the French Powdes for bed rooms, &c. gST Messrs. GRANT & CO. caution the Public against any spurious article. ENTERED AT STATIONER S' HALL. Wholesale agent for South Wales and Shropshire J. TILLY Stores at Messrs. James and Price's yard, Cardiff. A (rent for HALE & Co.'s Hops and Artificial Manure. ° [5531 MERTHYR TYDFIL. TO PUBLICANS AND OTHERS. rrO LET, with immediate Possession, that — Old-Established and Double-Licensed Public-house called THE ROYAL OAK, George-street, George-town, now in the occupation of Mr. William Jones, who is about to remove to Aberdare. The above is an excellent business premises, having ample room for a Brewery, and there is always a good and profitable trade carried on there. In the hands of a suitable person a large and remunerative business could be secured -In-coining moderate.—Apply on the Premises. [5536 MR. DANIEL DAVIES'S NOTICE. I N OTIC E. ALL persons indebted for Shop Goods, &c., to the late Mr. ROBERT FREDERICK, of Dow- lais, Grocer, &c., are hereby requested to pay their respec- lais, Grocer, &c.. are hereby requested to pay their respec- tive Debts to Mr. DANIEL DAVIES, Auctioneer, &c., No. 19, Ivor-street, Dowlais. H. FREDERICK, Executrix of the late Mr. Robert Frederick. Dowlais, June 18th, 1866. [5454
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"ON DUTY" WITH THE CORONER. ANNALS OF THE LAST QUARTER. THE brief paragraphs which appear in our columns, announcing accidental deaths, are passed by with little notice, and it is only when the collec- tive items of a quarter appear that we can have a just idea of the alarming waste of life, and pro- duction of misery, constantly occurring in our midst. Look for instance at the items of a case. No. 62.-May 9.-John Evans, 46, accidental death by fall of roof. Such is the notice that appeared in due course, and to all but the little circle of friends, how barren of interest ? How glibly the tongue would rattle over the name, how swiftly the eye pass to some more striking incident ? Yet here, in brief compass, was a tragedy, and if the world lacked its toadyism, and class, and clique, and rank, had less adorers in the world, here was as tender a subject for thought, and for sorrow, as any which a peer might afford, or even a monarch yield. Yet the John Evans's are stricken down by the hundred, and there is no comment; and but for the con- stant re-iteration in the public press, we much question if there would be any redress or any amendment. The statistics show that in the last quarter no less than sixty-six inquests were held, and 441 miles travelled, in the northern division, under the coronership of G. Overton, Esq. Amongst these there were three cases of suicide, one a very sad one, committed by a young wife, who had been seduced from her husband by a scoundrel at Neath. In the iron and coal works, twenty-three lives, were lost, and out of these there is the large number of eleven caused by falls from the roof. This species of accident we have repeatedly in- stanced as one of the preventable ones, but we shall not see it erased from our list until less value is set on timbering, and more on human life. We do not think for a moment that any colliery manager would hesitate in ordering timber if he thought an accident would be certain to occur if he omitted doing so but we do think that from the little regard paid to life, managers do not investigate so thoroughly as they should and as colliers are notorious for their carelessness, this spfecies of accident is constantly occurring. One death is reported as caused by the breaking of a rope. This is somewhat of rare occurrence now,—thanks to better ropes and more care being taken of them. But the special class of the quarter has yet to be noticed. This is, fifteen deaths caused on rail and tramways. This is unusually large and should lead to rigid investigation. We have long main- tained that workmen should not be allowed to trespass on tramways, for this is a notorious cause of accident, and the only way to enforce the rule will be to fine all men and boys detected in offen- ding. Better fine than kill, and the policerAan who looks after the coal stealers can just as well see to the trespassers. One death is reported as caused by excessive drinking, but out of the fifteen cases of a miscel- laneous character, there is little doubt many are due to the same cause. Four deaths occurred during the quarter from machinery. This again, with the special rule relative to prevention, is a class of accident that ought not to appear so frequently. The sad instances we have had of late at the rolls, both at Ply- mouth and at Dowlais, should lead to stronger and surer means of prevention being adopted. If girls and boys are permitted to go freely by the rolls, and there are not sufficient guards to protect them, the natural sequence is, for a human body either to be pounded in the crank hole, until all semblance of humanity is gone, or be drawn through an aperture a couple of inches wide, the poor victim, we have no doubt, suffering an awful torture in that brief moment of time that life is spared. Such are the striking features of the Coroner's list, full of subjects for reflection, and of motive for prompt action, otherwise the quarterly returns —and even the mere holding of an inquest—be- come of little worth. Let readers scan these statistics, and mentally accompany the Coroner on duty see the host stricken down children by the carelessness of mothers men by their own carelessness, or that of employers or managers note the sixty-six scenes of death, the train of suffering and misery caused, and they will unite with us in demanding the exercise of greater care, and the expenditure of more means in prevention.
THE COMING HORTICULTURAL SHOW OF 1866. A FEW more days, and Merthyr will again witness a metamorphoses that surpasses in interest to us any- thing of classic days, to the scholar the metamorphoses of Ovid may have attraction but we have the modern, actual, living, and beautiful transformation of the present, by which a a plebeian looking, dark and dingy Market House becomes a palace of flowers. See our Market House at an early time on Monday morning, with its Saturday effluvia hanging about its disreputable appear- ance. It is soddened, unwashed, and unbrushed; and looks revolting from its nightly revel, and day of dirty repose among the filth. One is reminded for a moment of some wretched and unsavoury drunkard that is met in the highway, but the comparison is soon gone, for the man you may avoid, but the Market remains a permanent, unavoidable nuisance. But the water pours, and brushes work, strong arms labour, and skill directs, and soon there is the wondrous change effected, which year after year gratifies the eye and mind, rouses emulation, and teaches many a lesson of value. No one who has not seen the change wrought in the Market House would believe it possible; but Nature is a great teacher, and surely she who teaches how to bide decay and give lustre to ruin, and a beauty to desolation, can also show how ugliness may be. hidden and defects concealed. Flowers work wonders in this respect, and can be made to do more than please the eye, or exhale their grateful perfume. We have every faith that the Flower Show Committee with their energetic and courteous secretary, Mr. T. Carlye, will do their work well. The work before them is neither simple nor light in character or extent, and until the Show opens, their energies will be pretty fairly taxed. Producers, too, will now find it nccessary to pay the strictest attention to their rarities, lest at the last moment some ignoble slug shall level the fairest promise, and call forth those strong adjectives by which man is so frequently tempted to give expressions to his feelings. We have one closing word of advice to one and all-a reiteration of an amateur gardener correspondent's advice —" fight fair." Let there not be the slightest opening for any accusation of unfairness to be made against any com- petitor. There is a luxury in getting a prize that is honestly won, but when dishonestly got a man's conscience assures him that he does not deserve it, and the prize is of no value. i The rules are of the simplest character, and no one can plead that he sins in ignorance. Whoever does sin does it knowingly, and though amenable to no bench of magis- trates, he is open to the contempt of the town, and will assuredly suffer to a greater extent than he gains. We need scarcely warn our readers not to fail m their patronage of the Show, for certainly all who can will come to the gathering. The hills and the valleys will send forth their contingents. Our friends of Aberdare, of Tredegar, and all outlying districts will be well represented. The Show comes but once a year, and, the opportunity gone, cannot again be given. We would strongly urge a visit from every accessible point. The Show will be full ot, sterling practical lessons that deserve the widest range, and over all, it teaches the grand truth that honest industry ennobleth man, and he who maketh the earth to smile in flowers and riches earns the sweetest satisfaction.
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. ADDRESSED TO THE EDITOR. The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of his Correspondent-. MR. CRAWSHAY\ AND THE PENTWYN REGATTA. SLHJ IN last week's TELEGRAPH I made some com- ments on the indecent and immoral deeds done at the Regatta, under the distinguished patronage of Mr. Craw- shny. This week. according to promise, I return to the subject. It is stated in an Editorial note to my last letter, that the swimming: prize was offered by Mr. W. Crawsbay, jan., and not by Mr. R. T. Crawshay. Ihis makes matters worse rather than better, as I had hoped that the future generation of ironmasters would be an improvement upon the past, but if ihe youngest members of the Crawshay family do such things as 1 have wtitten about, then it seems that we are destined to get lrom bad to worse. What is to become of Merthyr it ladies are shocked at church, and dis- gusted and insulted at holiday treats? Is it not enough thit men should be allowed to bathe in ponds and canals, beside which there are public walks, without their being ottered prizes to commit indecencies in the sight of thou- sands of people ? Morality must be at a low ebb when men carrv oft a prize for being immod. st and immoral. But why were those things allowed at the regatta ? Surely the policemen who kept sacred the spot of ground on which Mr. Crawshay pitched his tent would have been much better employed in prevent!.ag Mr. Crawshay from encouraging practices that are only tolerated among savages or Hoten- tots It seems to me that Mr. Crawshay, and the men who swam for his prize, are. liable to be punished under the Act for preventing immora lity and indecency. We can hardly wonder that respectable people do not stay long in Merthyr when they are disguste d wherever they go-even when out for a holiday at a regat .ta at Pentwyn lake. I do not object to swimming matches, but, on the contrary if only gentle- men were present to witness them, I should be willing to give a prize myself to t. \le best swimmer. Against a regatta I have nothing to say, ) )Ut wish that such means of amuse- ment and recreation were often provided for the people duriucr the months of s ummer. My only reason for taking the matter up in the w; s.y I have is the hope that it will assist in preventing the occurrence at a future regatta of such things as disgraced the last. If the regatta is to take place every year, and be. a success—and there is no reason why such should not be the case—then it is evident that those things that offend, and disgust a large portion of the people who attend at it must not be permitted again. To some it will appear a daring step to say a word against the Crawshays, for I find that, though all the people of Merthyr say that the ironmasters have done no good for our town, still nearly all are afraid to say a word against them. and even ready to fall dow/n and worship them. People talk loudly about "doiuR justice it the Heavens fall," und yet are afraid to do justice if there be any ciiance of a part of the roof of their houses fa Iliug. And those who shout out such mottoes as "Trutbi against the World" tremble to speak the truth against one ironmaster or his son. Gracchus" intendssa ying a few plain and homely truths now and then. He has no customers to please, or patrons to tear, and so he will look up different matters in connec- tion with Merthyr and il s welfare, and let the people know the result occasionally through the columns ot the TELE- GRAPH. GKACCHUS. "CRUELTY TO THE MERTHYR POOR." SIR,—The attention of the Guardians of this Union has been drawn to a letter in your paper of to-day, signed Rhys Gwesyn Jones," with the sensational heading of "Cruelty to the Merthyr Poor," wherein Mr. Jones, while. admitting that the paupers in waiting were supplied with bread and cheese, asserts that they were absolutely ref used a drop of water, and that the officials stated that they had strict orders not to give them any. The Board has inquired into the matter, and find that the statement of Mr. Jones is totally unfounded. No orders were given to the officials riot to supply water. The officials did not state that they had any such orders, nor was anyone refused water. The fact is that on the day in question the porter supplied J water to all the paupers in attendance. Three paupers from the house were engaged in the service, the water being served out in a four gallon tin jack and a cup. The j jiick was filled 15 times It did h-;pp?n once in the day that in consequence of some one taking up the jack to throw the water about, the porter too.i it inside the lodge for about ten minutes. It is, of course, not impossible that some one wishing to impose on Mr. Jones may have informed him as stated in his letter, but when it is known that Mr. Jones lives in the very same street as the Workhouse is situate, and could have inquired into the facts in five minutes, I submit he should have done so before writing his letter. I may add that no one complained to any guardian of the want of water, and several of the guardians saw the water supplied. Trusting you will, in justice to the guardians and their officers, insert this in your next paper, I remain, Sir, your very obedient servant, FRANK JAMES, Clerk to the Guardians. Board Room, Workhouse, Merthyr Tydfil, July 7th, 1866. PENTWYN REGATTA. SIR -In your paper of last week a letter appeared signed "Abel," in which my name is most unwarrantably made use of. The writer concludes his letter by trusting he had said nothing but the truth. 1 regret to say that so far as' lilY name was used, he said everything but the truth. He commenced by criticising Mr. William Crawshay's absence from the chair at the regatta collation, and then, more than insinuated that I appeared as Mr. Crawshay's repre- sentative. Let me at once say that not a single word had ever passed between that gentlem:1n and myself 011 the sub- ject, and as to my taking any part in the entertainment, which could he construed into my acting as the representa- tive of Mr. Crawahay, it is totally fals. I visited the tent simply to partake of luncheon, and took no other part whatever in the affair, not even to the carving of a joint. l, therefore, repeat that the mixing up of my name was most unwarrantable, and reflects little credit on its author. I think. Sir, it is high time tb.at letters appearing in newspapers—particularly when they contain personal ac- cusations against parties—should have attached to them the real names of the writers. This would, in a great mea- sure, do away with one of the greatest pests of society — anonymous slanderers, whose cowardice deters them from publishing their dastardly effusions without hiding their real names under the cloak of an "alias." Allow me to add that since the regatta, Mr. Crawshay has informed me that the announcement of his taking the chair on the occasion, was made entirely without his know- ledge or consent, he having never been consulted on the subject. Pray be good enough to insert this letter in your next paper, and oblige, Sir, your obedient servant, Cefn Cottage, July 9, 1866. G. N. HosKIXG. THE WORKING MEN'S AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY. Sir,—I attended the performance given by the members of the above society on Thursday last week, and I confess that I was highly gratified with most of what I saw and heard. Mr. Thompson's cool and effective re- presentation of John Mihnday i;ave evident satisfaction and pleasure to all who where present. I can also speak in similar terms of Mrs. Thompson's personification of "Mrs. Sternhold," especially in that part in which "John Mild- may returns the fiifteen letters. Mr. Lewis's Mr. Potter was also exceedingly good. and the other perform- ers acted well for amateurs. It has, however, occurred to me that, without some criticism on the part of the public press, first-rate acting cannot readily be achieved. If you could conveniently point out the defects and excellencies exhibited by the various performers, and if the amateurs would not take your remarks amiss, I believe that the entertainment would be greatly improved. It would per- haps be advisable not to keep the spectators to such a late hour as was done on the last occasion and if I might also suggest a further improvement, the Ethiopian entertain- ment might be advantageously abandoned. There are few men who can act the part of a "negro clown" without rendering it offensive to persons of good taste. Every one seemed to enjoy the comedy Still Waters run deep but the Ethiopian nonsense was out of harmony with it and, accompanied as it was with one or two objectionable ex- pressions, it was calculated to please those only who enjoy vulgarity and profanity. The stage should aim at the ele- vation as wtfil as the amusement of the public, and I am sure that the amateur company will find plenty of ad- mirers even though they banish from their stage whatever panders to bad taste.—I am sir, A BELIEVER IN THE DRAMA. THE TEMPEHAiVCE HALL AND MR. WILLIAM THOMAS, OF THE COUNTY COURT OFFICE. SIR,—Kindly insert the enclosed copy ot a letter received by me yesterday from the chairman ot the Wording Men's Dramatic Society. Any one acquainted with the ordinary mode of transactina; committee business will understand what the resolutions mean, and how flatly they contradict the assertions contained in Mr. W. Thomas's letter of last week.—Truly yours, W. L. DANIEL. High-street, Merthyr, July 12, 1865. Meithyr, July 11th, 1866. Sir -1 have been instructed by an unanimous vote of the Workins Men's Dramatic So iety, to submit to you copies of the loilowiuir resolutions :— June 7th, 1866. Rcsotved, "That with respect to the letter siirned "A Visitor" H t'n Merthyr Express, this society, deeming the letter uncalled for, Mr. W. Thomas be requested to apologize in the Express, and that should he not comply, then a vote ot censure be moved at the next meeting." Mr. Thomas at first refused to do anything of the sort, but ultimately he agreed to do so, an 1 on his second letter appearing, the following resolution was pa«ed unanimously: Resolved, Tnat. the members of this society do not con- sider the letter of Mr. W. Thomas a proper apology, and that one he sent from the society, signed by the chairman and manager, stating that it was written without the know- ledge of any member of the society, anú that he alon.. was responsible for it." On the appearance of that letter in the Express, Mr. Thomas sent in his resignation. What his opinion on the vote was I do not know, but he was illtormeu before the meeting ot members, ot tuos; resolutions being passed.—I am, d'ar sir, yours respectfully, To Mr. Daniel, J. O. A VIS, Chairman of the Working Men's Dramatic Soeiety. THE TEMPERANCE HALL, AND MR. W. THOMAS OF THE COUNTY COURT. SIR,— Presuming that Mr. Daniel will not condescend to notice the characteristic letter communicated ill your last week's issue by Mr. Wm. Thomas of the County Court, I hope you will allow me, as a friend of Mr. Daniel's, to say a word or two by way of comment. 1 do not ask this liberty from any fear that Mr. Daniel's reputation will suffer in consequence of the letter to which I have referred, as the people of Merthyr and, I may say, of South Wales generally know him too well to be moved by any such attack but I am indignant that any man should so far forget himself and the ordinary decencies of language as to bring such a foul and meanly-worded accusation as that of wilful falsehood against a gentleman whom I, in common with very many, most highly esteem. The letter, sir, in whatever light it may be viewed, is a thorough disgrace to the writer. Not content with assailing the principal object of his spleen, he even goes out of his way to sneer at all the supporters of the temperance movement in the town. It is evident that in firing at Mr. Daniel from the rear of his own company, whatever that may be, he did not hold his rifle over the right shoulder and thus unfortu- nately wounded parties at whom he was not aiming. I am not a teetotaller myself, but 1 have too much respect for a cause which has brought joy to many a home previously laid waste and filled with mourning by drunkenness, to descnbe its praiseworthy advocates as a pack of teetotal- lers." It is not Mr. Daniel only, but teetotalism which disgusts your fastidious correspondent but I cannot imagine how any sober-minded man can look at the drunkenness and accompanying misery which are, to a great extent, the bane of Merthyr, and yet sneer at those who seek to stay the tide of im- morality and raise the fallen. Mr. Thomas might, with greater propriety, vent his passion on some cause more worthy of it, and not on one, a closer and more cordial connexion with which might possibly do himself no harm. I may pass over his special reference to the designa- tion, "Chairman of the Temperance Hall Committee," which Mr. Daniel gave himself in his letter addressed to you on the 27th ult., for everybody knows that as he was alluding to matters connected with the Hall, it was only proper for him to describe himself as chairman of the Hall Committee. As Mr. Thomas is evidently ignorant of the ordinary and common-sense custom adopted in attaching signatures to letters, it would be cruel to censure him for his puerile mistake. I would taunt no man on account of his defective education. Your correspondent is equally unfortunate, too, in styling his antagonist a local chief- tain," As he may not be a regular reader of your paper, it is his misfortune rather than his fault if he does not know that, to the credit of Merthyr be it said, Mr. Daniel is president of the Gwent and Morganwg Temperancc Association, the oldest society of the kind in Wales, and is, therefore, something more than a "local chieftain," though even the latter honour might not be unworthy of Mr. Thomas's ambition. But I pass by these minor offences. Sir, it is a serious thing for one to charge another Mr. Thomas's ambition. But I pass by these minor offences. Sir, it is a serious thing for one to charge another I with falsehood, and before anyone presumes to accuse a man of so grave an offence, he ought to make sure of his evidence. Now. Mr. Thomas asserts that Mr. Daniel has committed falsehood by alleging that his attention was not called to the dirty seats in the Hall; but every reader of your contemporary is aware that in that paper the chair- man and manager of the Working Men's Dramatic Society have expressly affirmed that Mr. Daniel's atten- tion was not called to the matter in question. Are these two gentlemen also guilty of falsehood ? We have Messrs. Daniel, Avis, and Thompson directly contradicting Mr. Thomas, so that we may take the liberty of forming our own conclusion. As to the second falsehood with which he charges Mr. Daniel, that of asserting that the committee passed a vote of censure on Mr. Thomas, I may say that their written condemnation of his first letter in which they state that he wrote without the sanction, approval, or knowledge "of the "Working Men's Dramatic Society," and passed himself off under false colours, is a censure plain enough to be understood by any man whose head is of only average thickness. Such a letter would not have been written in the name of the society by two respectable men like the chairman and manager, without a previous condemnation of the party in question; and it is a noticeable fact, which the public may in- terpret or mis-interpret, that Mr. Thomas is no longer secretary to the company. Your correspond- ent further intimates that he is piepared to administer any future correction to Mr. Daniel which the latter gentleman may require. The conceit of the fellow No doubt this modern Hercules, this County Court celebrity, as he strides in stately majesty along our steets, brandishing that deadly club which is the terror of the universe, inspires evey living thing with awe Haste, Merthyr, to the rescue, and, if it be possible, deliver the victim of his rage from complete annihilation I am afraid, however, that Mr. Daniel is likely to recover from this fearful retribution. I do not know what Mr. Thomas's religious opinions or labours are. If I ever am fortunate enough to hear of them, I shall only be too glad to give him credit for them. I will only add that if lie has done one half as much for religion in Merthyr as, to my personal knowledge, Mr. Daniel has, I shall be glad .to think that the cause of Christianity possesses in him so faithful a friend. ALECTO. LETTER FROM AN EMIGRANT. Off Queenstown, Ireland, On Board the England," July 4, 1866. SIR,—Feeling a deep interest in my beloved countrymen, I wish to throw out a few valuable bints to those who may be coming out to America by way of Liverpool. Allow me I to tell them I paid 5s. for taking my few things less than half a mile, and this morning an additional 7s. for taking them 300 yards further this made 12s., and was exactly two ahUlings more than 1 paid all the way from Merthyr