JSirtba, flDaniagcs & Deaths. DEATH. GRIFFITHS.—On January 20th, at No. 4, Bryntirion- street, Dowlais, Dorothy Amy, daughter of James and Margaret Griffiths, aged 12 months. PLAIN POLITICS. By "Maenhir." yjyTE have arranged with MR. ALLEN UPWARD To contribute to the columns of "the Merthyr Times a weekly budget of notes under the above heading. Mr. Upward will deal with his own subjects in bis own way, and he alone will be responsible for the views and opinions he sets forth.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. WHITHER are we going f' is a question discussed in the first number of the Lienor, a new quarterly brought out by Mr. 0. M. awards. Thewriter touches on many important and interesting points, and deals with matters of deep concern to all Welshmen. Are we drifting away from the old theology Are the old ideas of morality losing their hold ? What is the drift of political develop- inentTheology has done much for Wales in the past. It has stimulated culture and uplifted the moral tone of the nation. When he comes to deal with the future the writer is somewhat vague. He says that theology will be" changed, not destroyed." Precisely so the total disappearance of theology is a consummation which can neither be desired nor conceived. What we are curious about is the nature of the "change" it will undergo, and here the Lienor writer gives us no help. Elaborate dis- quisitions about the service rendered by theology to Wales in the past are not an answer to the ques- tion, "Whither are we going?" Nebulous, too, are the writer's speculations concerning molality, He has much to say about the Greek and the Hebrew ideals of conduct, about the spirit of pleasure and the spirit of saintliness but he does not inculcate any definite views about the future, either immediate or remote, of morality in Wales. He is still more. unsatisfying in his treatment of political progress. He traces the rise of the demo- cratic sentiment in Wales, and indulges in a philo- sophical dissertation about the peculiar weaknesses of popular government. The article is ably written, but the title is altogether uuappropriate. It is not the future that is dealt with, but the Daat.
THE Rosebery meeting at Cardin w as a magnificent success. It was the most important meeting in the history of Wales in reccnt years. The whole nation stood 011 tiptoe to hear what the Premier would have to say on Disestablishment. To-day we look back on his speech with profound grati- tudc. The position of our great question is no longer a matter of doubt. It is as certain as any- thing can be in this world. 4i First place next session that is what Lord Rosebery said. He entered into a long argument about religious equality, and he showed that he has made consider- able advance since his memorable Edinburgh speech. None of the reasons put forward arc new to us in Wales. We have been through the mill over and over again. But that speech has been read and will be read in every corner of England, and will stimulate our Saxon neighbours to study the question. Speaking generally, the speech will considerably strengthen the Premier's bauds. His scat in the saddle was getting shaky, but he is now- steadier than he has ever been. For a brief while he appears to have allowed his Whig friends to charm him into the land of the lotus-eaters. But lie has now shaken them off from him, and his Cardiff speech has the true ring of advanced Radicalism. Even Mr. Labouchere, one would think, will now hug him to his democratic bosom and give him his blessing. Consider the programme lie sets forth 1, Welsh Disestablishment; Con- trol of the Liquor Traffic 3, Payment of Members 4, One Man One Vote 5, Scotch Disestablish- ment then, looming in the future, the House of Lords question. Surely this programme will satisfy the Radical wing of the party, and all will now rally to the Rosebery banner. The Premier made sarcastic references to the Revolt," and Mr. D. A. Thomas came in for several digs in the ribs. But the "Revellers" can poino to my speech as the complete justification and grand crowning triumph of their action. Had there been no Revolt iu the summer, it ia at least open to doubt whether we would have had so absolutely satisfactory a pronouncement from the Premier as we had on fridny. The Revoltwas the uieami )f compelling the Government, to listen t9 the lemanda of Wales, and we can congratulate our- telvea that at last there arc among out Parlia- nentary representatives men who have sufficient jourage to stand up to the Cabinet and force Prime Ministers to grant ua what we desire.
EVANS'S CLOTHING STORES, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE, MERTHYR TYDFIL. GREAT WHITER SALE OF BOYS' & MEN'S CLOTHING & GENERAL STOCK OF OUTFITTING, COMMENCING ON SATURDAY NEXT. EVERY ARTICLE REDUCED. MES'S BLUE BEAVER AND MELTON OVERCOATS, 16s. lid., Regular Price, 301;. MEN o BLUE BEAVER OVERCOATS, 22s. 6d., Regular Price, 30s. MEN'S TWEED OVERCOATS WITH DEEP CAPES, 10s. 6d., Regular Price. 2os. 6d. MEN'S TWEED SUITS, 12s. lid., Regular Price, 28s. 6d. MEN'S TWEED TROUSERS, 2s. Hid., Worth 7s. lid. A Large Selection of BOYS' SUITS, BOYS' OVERCOATS Sold at Nearly One-half Regular Prices. 0 MENS SHIRTS, DRAWERS, MOLE and CORD TROUSERS, SCARVES, BRACES, RUGS, UMBRELLAS, &c., All Reduced. TERMS CASH. D. J. EVANS'S CLOTHING STORES (OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE), MERTHYR. SAVE MONEY BY CALLING TO INSPECT OUR SPECIAL PRESENTS FOR NOTHING WITH OUR DELICIOUS TEAS. Two Strong Glass Tumblers with i-lb. of Tea at 6d. 4 NIANUFkCTUrERS STOCK OF 2,000 Strong Large Buckets. One with ;]-lb. of Tea at 1,6. L, 4 Thousands of other Articles as Presents and equal in value. NOTE THE ADDRESS VICTORIA TEA COMPANY, LTD., HIGH STREET, MERTHYR. CLEARANCE SALE .*• WINTER GOODS. -1 7- R. EDWARDS, Opposite the Railway Station, MERTHYR, IS NOW OFFERING THE WHOLE OF HIS SURPLUS STOCK OF WINTER GOODS, COMPRISING CAPES. JACKETS, DRESS MATERIALS, QUILTS, BLANKETS, &c., at a Great Reduction. A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. I'ur the complete cure of Couprhs, Colds, and all affections of the -m m ■■ Throat, Chest, and Ludjs. The first dose will five relief in ten J ■ "m 1 J 1 M 7 minutes. Vnlike any other .preparation it clears the throat, MJL disoh ea the phlemri and leaves the Bronchial Tubes and Lnnjjs g B H hralthv condition. For Asthma,Bronchiti?,Hoarseness,!Short- «■ ■■ ,less of Breath, Influenza, Tightness and Oppression of the Chest, Wheezing, &c., it acts like MAGIC and a few doses will he found te affect a permanent (TRE of these most distressing disorde s. This remedy is admitted by thousands to be the World's Great Medicine. "l ,f you have ii cough or slight void, p /N T T TT PARR^VoUGH SYR IP Tf you arc Asthmatic or\\ eak in the ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ A TRIAL, Chest,tr\ one lwttle and prove for your A m. M And the most violent coug+i self, its immediate effect for reniov ing will in a short time l>e re- coughs of loir.; standing loss of voicc, moved. and abating feverish colds. TESTIMONY OF ITS EFFICACY KEEPS POURINC IN. Lady writes :—" Am travelling oti the Continent and am quite out of our celebrated Cough Svrup. Please send per return two large Bottles. bv parcel post, to Post Office, Marseilles. The only cure I c\er had after trying all the advertised preparations. I I TlilH TESTIMONIAL IS WORTH READING. DKAR Sir;, —I was invalided for months unfit for work owing to severe t'ou«h and Asthma. I was told of your Syrup, and two bottles completely rured me and enabled me to follow my usual work.Sold in Bottles, II} and 2 9 each. Of all Chemists, or can be obtained post free for lo and 36 stamps from the proprietor, .I. PARRY, Chemist, 94, Canterbury Road, Kilburn, London, N.W. I CHRISTMAS. CHRISTMAS. MESSRS. J. E. I) AV IE S & CO., BEG TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEIR GRAND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR J Is now open with a Grand Selection of Useful Novelties suitable for CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS PRESENTS INCLUDING ALBUMS, WHITING DESKS, HANDBAGS, PHOTO' FKAMES, ] A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF JAPANESE NOVELTIES AND WAKE. AN INSPECTION EARNESTLY INVITED. TEMPLE OF FASHION, HIGH STREET, ( MERTHYR TYDFIL. [2627 New Iron Frame PIANOFORTE. Fall Trichord. Check Action. Latest Improvements. Handbome Rosewuod or Walnut CaEe. Sent FREE to any station on receipt of Cash— £ 21—Cash. 10 Years Warranty Given. AMERICAN OR Finest Makers, from E6 to £100, ( T HARMONIUMS, Spccial Church Damp Resisting, from aC4 to £60. SKILFUL TUNERS Sent Everywhere. HEINS & CO., BRECON. ALSO AT HEREFORD, ABERGAVENNY, and ROSS. U _^HIAKKS Boots and Harness The Cheapest and Best Printers in Merthyr for all v aterproof as a duck s back kinds of Commercial and Artistic Printing arc— UBIvV ?r4rt^-bV4afand^«hF" TIMES PRINTING COMPANY. „ uri««*i ishm". 17 Exhibition! TIMES OFFICE, JOHN BRNMT, OOLD MEDA1« Highest Awards. (Next to Temperance Hall), MERTHYR. B 9 Tins 2d., 6d.,l3., and 2s. 6d. illInMlMI ;i" Bootmaker?, N«ddl<>r3, Eatiujatei given for every kind of Frinting on Leather *;lkr«, application to the Manager. MERTHYR FOOTBALL CLUB DANCE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY Clst, 1895. 2554 HIGHER MUSICAL EDUCATION. MR. D. C. WILLIAMS, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, (Ex-atudent of the University College, Cardiff winner of the prize Cantata at the National Eisteddfod, 1$92 and Assistant Master to Dr. JOSEPH PARRY) HAS the honour to announce that he has taken up his residence in Merthyr, and will be pleased to receive Pupils at 167, Plymouth Street, or visit them at their residences, and impart instruction in the follow- ing subjects :-PIANOFORTE, ORGAN, SINGING, and PRACTICAL COMPOSITION. Arrangements will also be made shortly to arrange WEEKLY CLASSES in Harmony, Counterpoint, Canon, Imitation. Fugue, and Orchestration. TERMS, which are moderate, may be had on application to Mr. WILLIAMS, c/o Mr. J. M. WILLIAMS, 167, PLYMOUTH STREET, MERTHYR. DOMESTIC ECONOMY. CHEAP FUEL. COKE! COKE!! COKE! WHEN WELL BROKEN AND MIXED WITH SMALL COAL FORMS A CHEAP AND EXCELLENT FUEL FOR HOUSEHOLD FIRES. It is also very efficient for raising steam, heating Greenhouses, Conservatories, etc., and for use in all kinds of Grates and Stoves—slow combustion or otherwise. PRICE AT THE MERTHYR TYDFIL GASWORKS:- 6s. 8d. PER TON. Orders received at MERTHYR TYDFIL GAS OFFICES, Picton St., Merthyr, WILL HAVE PROMPT ANL) BEST ATTENTION. bt November, 1894. [2602 WOOTTON, THE PEOPLE'S CASH DRAPER, CLOTH HALL, MERTHYR TYDFIL, IS NOW BELLIKQ Grand Lilies in Real Welsh Flannel Shirting, better was never made at Is. Oid. per yard for Cash also Stripes and Checks for Men's Dm we vs. BLANKETS, 5s. lUd., Gs. ll|d., 8s. llR, 10s. 6d. to 21s. per pair. Buy these and 2 :11 von will very likely live long. v SHEETS, 2s. 6d., 2s. llkl, 3s. 6d., :)8. lUd. Sleeping made easy. HLrIt AND GREEN QUILTS, is. llid., 5s. Illd., 7s. lHd. to Its. Gd. L, 2 2 WOOTTON Serves Crowds of Smart Buyers Every Week. TERMS CASH. NO CREDIT. PRESS ON To WOOTTON'S THE UP-TO-DATE CASH DRAPER G. M. & R. G UN SON, G7 AND 68, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL, FAMILY G RO C ERS, Flour, Corn, and Provision Merchants, CONFECTIONERS, DEALERS IN GAME, AVINES, & SPIRITS Ales and Stouts in Cask or Bottle. Patent Medicines, Proprietary Articles, Cigars. SPECIAL VALUE IN TEA AT Is. 6(l. IMPORTERS OF CHOICEST DANISH BUTTERS. PRICE LIST OX APPLICATION. G. M. & R. GUNSON, 67 & 68, High Street, I MERTHYR TYDFIL. I PRINTING I ¡ PRINTING' 1 PRINTING For all kinds of Printing, executed II in the Best Style, and at illo(let- ate Prices, go to the TIMES PRINTING COMPANY, I John-Street, MERTHYR. VISITORS TO CARDIFF SHOULD NOT FAIL TO CALL AT THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OLD ESTABLISHED AND WEI-L-REFUTEn rIRM OF GOLDIE BROTHERS WHOSE STUDIOS ARE AT 66, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. Photographs of all descriptions accurately and artisticafly produced. Wedding parties, group, &c., a speciality Cricket, football, and other athletic clubs waited upon. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. THE GREAT REMEDY. aX»A.IU 'A, ^G-OUT PILLS FOR GOUT, RHEUMATISM, SCIATICA, LUMBAGO, 2i £ RALGIA rhe Excruciating Pain is tluickly relieved, and cured in a few davs, by these celebrated Tills. SLRE, SAFE, AXD EFFECTUAL. Sold by all Chemists at 19. l^d. and 2s. 9d. per box. 1171-90 A FREE! FREfi! Tost Free to any A-?* Address. SAFETIES SAFETIES SAFETIES! Important to A^entf, Dealers and others. Wholesale List con- vlPtainiQg 1,000 (One Thousand) Machines, new and second-hand sent Post Free to 4ny address. 50 per cent cheaper than other makers or agents. W hy pay mora or fancy prices.' Single machine at wholesale price We at once for the largest and most complete list in the evele trade. Sterlin, X alue and no large profits. W. R. AhKILOH (. tie orUs, Re;eut St., WestoQ-super-Mare. [283& Situatione Maiitcb, &c. I IF YOM WANT A SERVANT, a SITUATION, a HOUSE, APARTMENTS, or to BUT, SELL, or EXCHANGE ANYTHING, ADVERTISE In the PREPAID COLUMN of the Merthyr Times, at the following cl I SPECIALLY CHEAP RATES I 20 WORDS 0(1. 20 WORDS FOR THREE TIMES, Is.. j THREE SIX WORDS. ONK TIMES. TIMES. s. d. s. d. S. d. 20 Words 0 6 1 6 2 0 32 Words 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 Words 1 3 2 6 3 6 48 Words 1 6 3 0 4 6 The above is the Prepaid Scale for Wanted, To be Let, and To be Sold Advertisements only; for other Charges apply to the Manager, Times Office, Merthyr Tydfil. Postage Stamps or Postal Orders may be sent in Payment. RESPECTABLE BOYS Wanted to Sell the n Merthyr Times in Merthyr and District.— Applyjto the Manager, Tivies Office. HOUSE to Let, 15, Ckurch-street, Merthyr.— Apply 82, Lower Thomas-street. [2836 W" ANTED.—A good General Servant. A pply 1, Courtland-terrace, Merthyr. [2831 TO BE LET.—A commodious STABLE and SMITH SHOP. Good position.—Apply, EDMUNDS, Corner House Inn, Merthyr. [2827 AGENTS WANTED, Whole or Spare Time; commission and bonus.—Ireton (Limited), 92, Gracechurch-street, London. SPLENDID PRINT PATCHWORK OUILTS, Is. 6d. Cretonne ditto, 2s. 6d. each large pizes.—Mrs. GRIIJ IN, 32, Addington-street, New Cross, Manchester. 2796 A GENTS wanted £ 26 per quarter, paid weekly t\ splendid opening; experience necessary; specimens free.—Address, Compo Works, Farnworth, Bolton. ADAME DESMANE'S Female Preparation should be known to all. It never fails.— Write or call, 2, Westboume-place, Plymouth-road, Merthyr. Advice and information free of charge. 157-9 10LLIERY OFFICIALS AND MINERS of all J ranks and ages. Lessons by Post. The surest road to promotion. Send Id. stamp for syllabus.- T. A. SOUTHERN, M.E., Late H.M. Inspector of Mines. the Universal Mimng School, Derby. 151 202 ANTED the Public to know that the Merthyr Times is the cheapest and best house in the District for every description of Printing. Our stock of type in all the latest designs is not to be equalled in town. Write or ask for quotations before going elsewhere. Work turned out promptly and in the best style. THE Inhabitants will be glad to hear that Pro- fessor Desmane, the Specialist on all com plaints, has decided to stay in the district altogether, and will give advice free of charge. Head address. Merthyr 2, Westboume-place, Plymouth-road, Sun- days, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dowlais Merthyr and Dowlais Coffee Tavern, Mondays, 3 until 9. Troedyrliiw Wednesdays. Cefn: Fridays. Times and places as usual. Teeth Extracted, 3d. each. 157-9 SECRETARIES of Churches caunot do better than get ►J their Printing done at the TIMES PRINTING WORKS, JOHN SIHKEI, MKRTHYR. Newest tvpe -t'est workmMshtp. To OVERCOME WF.AVSP.SS. — Pepper's Quinine and Iron Tonic Gives New Life, Health, Strength, and Energy. Insist on laving Pepper's Quinine — Advt. rrmE MERTHYR TIMES— X BEST LOCAL FAMILY NEWSPAPER. public announcements Merthyr and District Women's Liberal Association. I A MEETING of the above Association will be held at ZOAR VESTRY, on MONDAY i NEXT, JANUARY 28TH, at 7.30 p.m. [2839 J MARKET SQUARE CHURCH, i NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 27TH. PREACHER— REV. T. C. EVANS, TABERNACLE, ABERDARE. Brynmawr Chair Eisteddfod and Band Contests. APRIL 1ST., 1895. ■j RAND <fc numerous Competition?. Programmes !■ may be obtained from E. WATKINS, Secretary, 1, King-street, Brynmawr. Aberaman Public Hall Company. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all Persons JLl who have Paid Subscri ptions on Account of Shares in the aforesaid Company are requested to send in their claim for Repayment of the same to Mr. J. H. Powell, London House, Aberaman, on or before Monday, February lltb, 1895. All repayments (less working expenses) will lie made at the Swan Hotel, Aberaman, on Friday, February 22nd, 1895, when the concern shall be finally closed, J. H. POWELL, Treasurer, HENRY DAVIES, Secretary. 12th January, 1895. [2813 ENORMOUS ATTRACTION. Temperance Hall, Aberdare. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, FEBRUARY 2ND. Important Visit of MISS FORTESCUE and her entire London Company, in Goldsmith's Masterpiece, in Four Acts, ,e SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER." Plan and tickets are now ready at Messrs. Lloyd and Son, Canon-etreet. Prices.—Reserved Seats, 4s. Second Seats, 2s. Third Seats, b. Back Seats, 6d. (limited). Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8. Early door at 7. Children and schools half-price to first and second seats only. [2837 Public Apology. TO MR. JOHN LEWIS, MUSIC WAREHOUSE, PENYDARREN. DEAR SIR,—We, the undersigned family, publicly apologise to you for anything that might have been said in regard to the rumour stating that you were an applicant for the position of Postmaster of Peuy- darren, and most willingly withdraw anything that may have been detrimental to you. We are, dear sir, yours faithfully, 59, High-street, HADDOCK FAMILY. Penydarren, Jan. 15, 1895. 2838 [We are requested by Mr. Lewis to add that there is no foundation whatever to the rumour that he applied for the postmastership of Penydarren.— EDITOR. POLITICAL MEETING. A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELU AT THE TEMPERANCE HALL, ABERDARE. ON FRIDAY, THE 25Tn OF JANUARY, Under the auspices of the ABERDARE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION, WHEX COL. C. E. HOWARD VINCENT, M.P. For Central Sheffield, AND MR. HERBERT C. LEWIS, Unionist candidate for the Merthyr Boroughs, will ADDRESS the meeting on current politics. The chair will be taken at 8 o'clock p.))).. bv JAMES LEWIS, ESQ., J.P., PIasdraw. [2825 ———————_ _— IN PARLIAMENT—SESSION 1895. Merthyr Tydfil Local Board Water Bill. WHEREAS at a SPECIAL MEETING of the Merthyr Tydfil Local Board of Health, held at the BOARD-ROOM, situate at No. 71. HIGH- STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL, on MONDAY, the 12TH NOVEMBER, 1894, it was resolved by an absolute majority of the Board That it was expedient for the Merthyr Tydfil Local Board of Health to promote a Bill in the ensuing Session in Parliament for an Act to authorise the said Board to execute the works and exercise the powers following, or some of them." That is to say 1.-To construct and maintain an additional reser- voir, conduits, or water mains, and other works for increasing the supply of water to the district ot the Local Board, or to any part or parts thereof. 2.—To enable the Local Board to purchase land and to acquire easements in or over land, and to make and carry into effect contracts, agreements, and arrange- ments for the aforesaid purposes, or any of them. 3.-1'0 borrow money for the aforesaid purposes, and to grant mortgages or create and issue Debenture Stock. 4.—To confer upon the said Local Board all such powers, rights, and privileges in reference to the aforesaid matters as may be considered expedient. And at the said meeting it was determined That the costs and expenses in reference to the promotion of the said Bill, shall be charged upon and jiayable out of the District Fund and General District Rates of the said Local Board." And whereas, at a (public meeting of owners and ratepayers within the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District, duly convened and held at the Vestry-room, Glebeland, Merthyr Tydfil, on Thursday, the 3rd Day of January, 1895, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, the following resolution was passed That this Public Meeting of Owners and Rate- payers, within the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District, duly convened in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Corporation (Borough Funds) Act, 1872, having considered the provisions of the Merthyr Tydfil Local Board Water Bill, presented to Parliament in the Session 1895, do hereby authorise the Mer- thyr Tydfil Urban District Council to promote the said Bill with a view to the protection of the Inhabitants, Owners, and Ratepayers of the Urban District of the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council." NOW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Meeting of the Urban District Council of the Urban District of Merthyr Tydfil being the Governing Body for the said District within the meaning of the Municipal Corporations (Borough Funds) Act, 1872, willbeneldin the Council Cham tier situate at No. 71, High-street, Merthyr Tydfil, aforesaid on Thursday, the 24th day of January, 1895, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, to consider the propriety of con- firming the resolution of the said Merthyr Tydfil Local Board of Health passed on the 12th day of November, 1894, and to consider the propriety of confirming the promotion of the said Bill with a view- to the protection of the interests of the Inhabitants, Owners, and Ratepayers of the Urban District of the Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council. Dated this 9th day of January, 1895. THO. HENRY BAILEY, Chairman. auctions. JOHN F. SEAL, AUCTIONEER AND HOUSE AGENT. BEGS respectfully to thank lm numerous patrons and the public generally for their liberal patronage during the past seven years, and trusts by continued attention to business to still merit their confidence and support. HOUSE PROPERTY sold by Auction or Private Treaty, Sales of FURNITURE, &c. effected. VALUATIONS for MORTGAGE, PROBATE, &c. COLLECTION OF RENTS. J. F. S. gives special attention to this branch of his business, and at present is favoured with the COLLECTION OF OVER 500 HOUSES. Owners will save much personal trouble by placing their Properties in J. F. S.'s hands, besides finding their nett incomes much increased. N.B.—Appointed to Levy Distresses for Rent. Unsolicited testimonials. OFFICE-5, CASTLE STREET, MERTHYR. [2818. SALE MONDAY NEXT. AUCTION MART, COURT STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. Fire, Thieves, and Burglars "Defied "by IRON SAFES, manufactured by Messrs. Hipkins and Co., Dudley. Established upwards of 50 years. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by MESSRS. H. W. HARRIS & SON, at their AUCTION MART, COURT STREET, on MONDAY JAN. 28TH, 1895, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon, 13 of the Celebrated Fire and Bnrglar-resisting SAFES, From 28 inches high to 48 inches high, single and Double Doors, fitted with loose shelves, cash drawers, &c. Catalogue free on application to the Auctioneer1!. Dated Auction Mart, Jan. 23,1395. l2832 TAI-HARRPR-BLAWD FARM, PONT. « MORLAIS, MERTHYR. IMPORTANT SALE OF HORSES, COWS, FOWLS AND IMPLEMENTS. MR. EVAN LEWIS has received instructions from MB. PRICE, Anchor Inn (who is giving up Fanning), to SELL BY AUCTION, on THURSDAY, the 31st day of JANUART, 1895, the whole of his STOCK AND IMPLEMENTS Comprising.—HORSES One steel grey mare, in nlpri, foal, one bay mare, ditto. Cows: Four cows, in full milk, eight cow ties. Dairy utensils. FOWLS: A tine lot of fowls, 30 in number. HARNESS Two sets of cart harness, two sets of trap ditto, five horse collars, two sets of hames, two riding bridles, one saddle, two trap bridles, three head collars, one new leading rein and breast plate complete, three horse cloths and rugs, one set of front chains. IMPLEMENTS: Three carts, one new butcher's trap, one splendid trap with cushions, two chaff cutters, rakes, pikes, forks, &c., two licoks, three hedge clippers, one hay knife, and a lot of useful articles too numerous to mention. Sale to commence at Two o'clock sharp. Terms- Cash. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, 41, Mary-street, Dowlais. [2816 NANTYGWENITH STREET AND CAEPANT- TYWYLL. MERTHYR TYDFIL. SALE OF LEASEHOLD BEER-HOUSE AND DWELLING-HOUSES. MR. HENRY LEWIS has been instructed by the Mortgagee to SELL BY AUCTION, at the DYNKNOK ARMS, GEORGETOWN, MERTHYR TYDFIL, on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 1895, at 7.30 o'clock in the Evening, the following LEASEHOLD BEER-HOUSE AND DWELLING-HOUSES, Subject to Conditions to lie read at the Sale. LOT 1.—All that Beer-house and Premises, called the Moulders' Arms, situate and being in Nanty- gwenith-strtet, Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil, in the occupation of Messrs. J. Braddick and Son, Brewers, or their under-tenant, at a yearly tent of JB14. These premises are held under an iinder-Iease for the term of 99 years from the 29th day of September, 1824, at the yearly rent of JBI 15s. 6d. LOT 2.—All those Six Leasehold Dwelling-houses and Premises, situate and being Nos. 8 and 9, Taff- street, and Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4, Lewis-court, all in Caepanttywyll, Merthyr Tydfil, aforesaid, in the occupation of Edward Sullivan and others, at low monthly rents, amounting yearly to £33168. These premises are held for the term of 99 years from the 1st day of May, 1831, at a yearly ground rent of £3 14s. 6d. LOT 3.—All those Two Leasehold Dwelling-houses and Premises, situate and behig Nos. 10 and 11, Queen-street, Caepanttywyll, aforesaid, in the occupa- tion of Jeremiah O'Neale and John Thomas, at low monthly rents amounting yearly to 98 9s. These premises are held for the term of 99 years from the 1st day of November, 1844, at a yearly ground rent of JB1 14s. 8d. All the above premises are in a good state of repair, and are situate near the Cyfarthfa Works. For further particulars, applv to the Auctioneer, Market-square Chambers, Merthyr Tydfil, or to MR. DANIEL JONES, Solicitor, 2822] 1, Quality-court, Chancery Lane, London.
Yointy Wale*, the new monthly organ of the Nationalist Party, is very well printed, very earnest, very strenuous, and very dry. It is intended to" be to the political aspect of the national awakening what Wale* and Cyrnru, are to the literary. Appropriate, therefore, is the picture of Mr. Lloyd George which adorns the cover. This picture, by the way, is the only feature of the cover which pleases or attracts the eye Otherwise a more commonplace cover could not be conceived or designed. The biographical sketch of Mr. George is one of the best things in this number, though it might be profitably condensed. By an astounding slip of the pen, Mr. George's opponent at the last election is said to have been Sir John Llewellvn, instead of Sir John Puleston. There is much difference between the two Sir Johns. Of the other articles none call for special mention. By far the most readable is the contribution of Mr. Llewellyn Williams, which consists of a series of notes. In future numbers Mr. Williams will prob- ably have a clearer notion of what is expected of him, and a more definite method in the selection of topics. Mr. Beriah Gwynfe Evans discusses the Parish Councils Act, and the Rev. Richard Hughes takes up his parable about Our Villages." The brief contribution by Mr. Ernest Rhvs 011 the grave of Glyndwr is scarcely worthy cither of author or subject. A magazine of this sort is a long-felt want." We have no monthly organ that devotes its colums to the study of the questions of the day. That is the mission of Yoinnj Wale*, and every Nationalist will conse- quently wish it every success. But unless future numbers are more popular, racy, and interesting than the first, the ultimate success of the enter- prise is somewhat doubtful.
A* Forward so frequently informs our readers, I- ,he present writer has not been long a resideut in Merthyr. That is his misfortune rather than his fault, no man having a voice in the selection of his birthplace. He came here as soon as he could, and :he disqualification insisted upon by "Forward'' will wear away with time. Now we stand cor- rected on one point the adoption of the Free Libraries Act was not supported by every Liberal, 3r opposed by every TOIT- Local conaiderations led a good many Liberals astray. This was espe- cially the case at Dowlais, as Forward poiuts out. There everybody seems to have opposed the the Act, pronounced Liberals being the leaders of the opposition. Things were pretty much the 3ame in the lower end of the parish. In fact, the whole affair was, to some extent, a question of out- skirts against centre. This, after all, is onlv a detail. Forward is of opinion that Liberalism is the enemy of the working classes. Unionist" holds the same views. It follows that, in the opinion of these two men, the real friend of the masses is Toryism. Will they give us the Tory programme? What would Toryism do for the working men of Merthyr if they got their own way ? Our correspondents may reply that they have no authority to speak in the name of the Party. We understand that. But let them sup- pose, for the sake of argument, that they were commissioned to draw out the Party programme, that they were a couple of amateur Chamberlains, and let them give us a list of local improvements they would go in for. It may be that the Tory programme that they would frame would be heartily and readily subscribed to by every Liberal. In that case there would be no quarrel between us, and we would all work together in harmony. Forward refers repeatedly to the Liberalism of a day that is past and gone. Is he a New Liberal" ? We sadly want a new Liberalism here in local affairs, a Liberalism that will be better organized and more united than the old Liberalism, with all that was good in the old and none of what was narrow and little. Or, to put the matter in another and a better way, we want a more general application of Liberal principles to local municipal affairs. It may be that that Liberalism and the Toryism that is the friend of the working classes are in really one and the same thing. If Forward" and Unionist will favour the public with their programmes we shall be able to see where we stand.
WHAT a comfort it is to have in our midet Saxon able-editors" to pour on us the vials of insolence and insult on every possible occasion. A few weeks ago the Western Mail accused us as a nation of selling our political birthright for English gold. Now, by way of comment on the great Rosebery meeting, we arc told that we do not understand the question of Disestablishment. According to the MeiJl, we have been studying the subject" for sixty years. But we do not even yet understand it. Some of the brightest intellects of the nation during these sixty years have applied themselves to the study of the subject. But they know very little about it, if anything. We send thirty-one members out of thirty-four to Parliament to ask for-we don't know what. But they have been sent there by English gold, and not by the free and independent votes of tlie Welsh people. Yes, it is decidedly comforting to know all this. We hope the people of Wales enjoy the insults heaped upon them by this Teuton editor. The only wonder it* that he continues to live amongst people who are 90 ignorant and so unscrupulous. The proximity of a. miserable crowd of scoundrels and dunces, one would have thought, would have been intolerable to such a man. He speaks of English gold flowing to the coffers of Welsh politicians. That is a myth and a delusion. But Welsh gold flowing into the pockets of Saxon editors is a fact. And what we get in return is all manner of insolence and obloquy.
ARM the public to be admitted to the meetings of the Parish and District Councils ? The questii arose at the Brynmawr District Council, and the members unanimously answered it in the affirma- tive. Other councils, great and small, might do worse than follow this example. The County Councils are open to the public, and the business goes on without unpleasantness or interruption of any kind.
MR. F. T. JAMES, clerk to the Merthyr Guardians, has given it as his opinion that schoolmasters are eligible as Guardians. Thus ends the pretty littl-e game of some people. One of the pleasantest features of the recent local elections was the return of a great number of schoolmasters. Possessing a.i they do an exceptional degree of culture and know- ledge, and being men, most of them, of undoubted probity, the schoolmasters will be a decided acquisition to our administrative boards, and there is no reason whatever why they should be excluded from municipal work.
TREHARRIS is not locally represented 011 the Merthyr School Board. All will admit that it ought to be, and it would have been bad not too many candidates been run at the election three years ago. Precisely the same blunder is about to be repeated at the present election. Two candi- dates arc already out in the field, and when the polling day comes the probability is that both of them will lie out in the cold. Cannot the Treharris people exercise a little wisdom, pick out one candidate, and make his return a certainty Have they heard of the man who put his hand in the nut- bottle, and failed to pull it out because he had grasped too many nuts ? Our Treharris friends can return one member, but they cannot return two. Unless they depart from the error of their ways they will find themselves again in the posi- tion they are in at present.
MR. J. D. WALTERS, in an article which will be found in another column, and which displays a great deal of research and erudition, tries to prove that America was first discovered by Madoe ap Owain Gwynedd in the twelfth century. The late Mr. Stephens, the illustrious historian of whom Merthyr and Wales is so proud, took another view of the question, and held there was not sufficient evidence to prove that Madoc ever discovered the Land of the Setting Sun. We do not dare to offer an opinion on so abstruse a point. Still we hope that Mr. Walters is wrong. For if he is right, the position we have to face is this Madoc sailed to America with a squadron of ten ships in 1170 he remained there, living with the aboriginal Indians his descendants became Indians to all intents and purposes. Is that a record of which we can be proud ? Why did not Madoc return to tell the people of Wales and England and Europe of his discovery, of the wonderful land he had found on the other side of the Atlantic ? We cannot think very highly of so good-for-nothing a discoverer as Madoc. lor the credit of our ancestors we cannot but hope he did not discover America, for his discovery, if it was made, conferred no benefit ot any sort either on himself or anybody else. What is the good of discovering a place if it has to be discovered over again 300 years afterwards ? This is no historical argument, we admit. It is fiatriotism rather than history. Many a Welsh listorian would do well to bear the distinction in mind, and imitate our candour,
THIS week Mr, Allen Upward, writing under his bardic title of Maenhir," favours us with the first instalment of notes dealing with some of the most important political questions of the day. Mr. Upward needs no introduction to the rendclil of the Merthyr Tiinex. He is sufficiently well known to this district, and the fame of his prowess as a pen-wielder has gone forth to all tnc land. Plain Politics" will be a feature Avhich, wc feel sure, cannot but prove of great interest to our readers. Mr. Upward alone is, of course, respon- sible for the views lie inculcates.
THERE was weeping and wailing at the Licensed Victuallers' banquet at Merthyr on Thursday even- ing. Somebody, it appears, is harassing the publi cans, Who ? Not the Temperance Party. Wc do not sec very well how they could, even if they would. The Temperance Party do not believe in the policy of "harassing." Such a policy would drive the best men from the trade, which would certainly be a great calamity. We want the best and strongest men to conduct the public-houses, men who will not permit drunkenness or disorder- linesa, men who will loyally comply with the requirements of the law. Harassing, if practised, is to be strongly condemned. On the whole the publicans perform their duties satisfactorily. Not so well, perhaps, as we could desire but quite as well as we can expect, taking the circumstances into consideration. Are the publicans harassed by the police ? Yes, in the same way as milk vendors who water their milk are harassed, or grocers who sell margarine as pure butter. An appeal was made to the magistrates to deal leniently with publicans. Magistrates are bound to carry out the law as it stands, and they never convict unless strong and irrefragable evidence is forthcoming. Sometimes they refuse to convict on evidence which most people would consider sufficiently convincing. Was it the Direct Veto that the plaintive victuallers had in their mind's eye ? Ah if the people decide to take the control of the liquor traffic into their own hands, it is in vain that the publicans kick against the spurs. Thev caunot hope to fijjht against the democracy aud triumph. Local Veto will one day be an accomplished fact. When that day comes, a good many publicans will have to seek some other means of earning a livelihood. The lowest houses, the mere drinking dens, will be closed. If that is the harassing complained of, the publicans can only grin and bear it.
MR. C. H. JAMES, J.P., who is acknowledged to be one of the greatest authorities on education in this district, says that children leave school at too early an age. They go to work before, any real desire for knowledge has been instilled into their minds, and they grow up in ignorance and intellec- tual sloth. Did they remain a couple of yeara longer in school they would form habits; of cultuvc