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T. BOWEN JONES & CO. We are Sele Agent" in this district for the Colombo Brand Ceylon Ten. AH our other Teas are T. B. J.'s ""W blends. We buy no "up-to-date" London blends, blended by Modern Tea Blenders," who are sufficiently scientific To utilise in their blende Tea, dust and dirt sweepings of the Tea Gardens with exhausted tea leaves colfected from the slop basins of London Cookshops and re-dried. The more you think of it the less you like it. A haul of the London Tea Blenders was made last month, and brought before the magistrates; the full penalty incurred being over £36,OOÖ. Their tea* made a good brew. We buy none, we sell none but what we can drink ourselves. Even our Tea at Is. per lb. is perfectly clean and sweet. We recommend tiner teas such as Is. 4d. and Is. 8d. SUGAUS CHEAPER THAX KVKIi. T. BO WEN JONES & CO., 2, MARKET SQUAEE, MERTHYR. |
EBusiness announcements. CLOTHING BEST AND CHEAPEST. ONE TRIAL is sufficient to prove the Superiority of MASTERS AND CO.'S CLOTHING. Goods to Order on the Shortest Notice. PERFECT FIT aUAKANTEED^ MASTERS AND COMPANY. NOTE THE ADDRESSES 1, Market Square Buildings, i MERTHYR 124 and 114, High Street, J HIGHER MUSICAL EDUCATION. Mil. D. C. WILLIAMS, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, (K\-MuJviit o! U.« University Colltee, Carilill; winner of the prize Oantato at tin Nation#] Kisteddfod, 1892 and Assistant Master to Dr. JOSEPH PARRY) HAS the honour to announce that he has taken up his residence in Merthyr, and will Pupils at 167, Plymouth Street, (,r visit them at their msideneesand imimrt instn ctron m the follow- ing subjects —PIANOFORTE, ORGAN, SINMNG, and PRACTICAL GOMIOSiriON. Arrangements will also I* 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. "Y Ddraig Gocli a ddyry gychwyn." JOHN LEWIS, Music Warehouse, PENYDARREN. MUSIC DEPARTMENT. MACHINE DEPARTMENT. ANOS, AMERICAN ORGANS,and all kinds of Best and Largest STOCK of CYCLES in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS on Easy Terms. District. INSTRUMENTS REPAIRED, Renovated, or SOLID-TYRE SAFETIES from R2 upwards. taken in Exchange. CUSHION-TYRE SAFETIES from E,5 5s. PNEUMATIC-TYRE SAFETIES from £10 10s. TUN ING by Yearly Contract or otherwise. District Sole Agent for aU the best Makers. TvcTOT^ifYT UTTiV f,„. Sole Agent for the GWALIA SEWING l^CAL IIS STRU MEN To on 1IIRL foi MACHINE; Best Hand and Treadle Machine in Concerts, &c. the World guaranteed to sew new calico 20 fold, Largest Possible DISCOUNT allowed for Cash. moleskin 4 fold. It will llay you to call and Inspect my Varied STOCK before going elsewhere. All GOODS DELIVERED FREE to any Part. Y Gwir yii erbyn y byd." W. MORGAN DA VIES (LATE AT J. S. DAVIES'). CLOTHIER, OUTFITTER, HATTER, &c., 115, HICH STREET, DOWLAIS, Has the Best Selections in the Neighbourhood of Men's, Youths', and Boys' Suits. llATS, CAPS, TIES, COLLARS, CUFFS, HANDKERCHIEFS, SCARVES, &c., &e. THE NOTED SHOP FOR MEN'S AND BOYS' MACKINTOSHES. V TAILORING DEPARTMENT Suits Made to Measure From 25s. Trousers Made to Measure From 8s. 6d. NOTE THE ADDRESS.— W. MORGAN DA VIES, 115, HIGH STREET (Bottom of Horse Street), DOWLAIS. 173 AND 118, HIGH STREET, DOWLAIS. J. S. DAVIES & CO., DRAPERS, CLOTHIERS, MILLINERS, AND WELSH FLANNEL MANUFACTURERS. INCANDESCENT GASLIGHT, Equal to the Electric Light, at One-seventh the Cost. SOLE AGENTS FOR MKRTHVR BOROUGH THOS. THOMAS & SONS, IRONMONGERS, MERTIIYll. 154-305. GKAND EXTENSION OF PREMISES. C H F LOOKS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, AND SILVERSMITH, 40, PONTMOKLAIS CIRCUS, MERTIIYll, 1>EGS to tiiauk his numerous customers and friends for their very kind patronage during the past nine > ycais. By their support he has been enabled to extend his premises, and he now holds the nEST AND FINEST SELECTED STOCK IX THE DISTRICT. <;0 AND SEE THE GUAM) SHOW OF VLATE, CUTLERY, MARBLE AND GILT CLOCKS, BRONZES. &c. COLD AND SILVER WATCHES OF THE NEWEST DESIGNS. EVERY WATCH WARRANTED. GOLD, AND SII.VEK RINGM OF EVKRV DEscnirriON. t-a NOTE Side Door and Private Room for Wedding Ring Customers. Com: AND IxsrKer our, STOCK BKrone GOING ELSEWJIKRE. [2600 Bookn, Sermons, Pamphlets, Tracts, Magazines, Newspapers, Periodicals, and all General Work EXECUTED BV THE ^TIMES" PRINTING COMPANY, MERTHYR. Eoucattonal. I, THE COURT GIRLS' SCHOOL, MERTHYR TYDFIL. PRINCIPAL MISS EDWARDS. The course of instruction is preparatory for the Oxford or Cambridge Local Examinations, and the whole school is examined once a year by a University Graduate nominated by tho 'out h Wales University College. The School will re-open Tuesday, January 22, 1895. Prospectus, with terms, etc., may be had on applica- tion to Miss Edwards. 154-66 SCHOOL OF MUSIC. MISS POLLIE JONES, Associate of the London College oi Music, Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, GIVES LESSONS ON THE PIANOFORTE, THEORY, HARMONY. Pupils prepared for Local Musical Examinations. Progpectw may be had on application ABERDARE JCNCT. VISITED EVEHT TUESDAY. ADDRESS 46, RAILWAY TERRACE, MERTHYR. MERTHYR HIGH SCHOOL PRIMROSE HILL. Master: Mr. HARRY DEWDNEY, B.A. Second Master Mr. E. R. WH ALLEY, B.A., Durham. Drawing Master, Mr. G. HARRIS, A.C.T. Singing Master, Mr. TOM PRICE, G.L. School hours from 9.30. SOUND PRACTICAL EDUCATION in all usual English subjects. Special attention to Mathe- matics, French and Drawing. Pupils prepared for Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations. Prelim- inary Medicine and Law College of Preceptors, &c Drill. Games. Boarder-vacancies for next term ro;, y now be filled. Private Address 5, Cocim.ANN TERRACE. auctioneers. &c. J. LL. ATKINS, F.A.I., AUCTIONEER, VALUER, ACCOUNTANT, and GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT. Offices: Gellyfaelog Cottage and 20, Upper Union- Street, Dowlais. Agent for the Liverpool, London, and Globe Insur- ance Co., the United Kingdom Temperance and Provident Institution, and the Ocean Railway Acci- dent Co. Also for the White Star Inman, and American Steamship Companies. DAVID EVANS, ACCOUNTANT AND AUCTIONEER, 51, Gwaelodygarth Terrace, MERTHYR. ENGLISH AND WELSH SALES ATTENDED. EVAN LEWIS, AUCTIONEER, 41, MARY STREET, DOWLAIS, Is opan to conduct Sales in any part of the Princi- pality in both English and Welsh. TERMS Strictly Moderate and Prompt Settle- ments. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT!! George Griffiths Jones, (For more than twenty years Clerk to Messrs. Frank James and Sons, Solicitors, at Aberdare and Merthyr) begs to inform his friends and the public generally that he will shortly commence the business of an AUCTIONEER, VALUER, AUDITOR, Accountant an Estate and House Ageut And he hopes that by careful and prompt attention to all matters which may be entrusted to him to merit their kind patronage and support. ADDRESS 60, Gloucester Street, Aberdare. EBusiness announcements. "Christendom Astray from the Bible," first printed thirty years ago I as "Twelve Lectures," by the Editor of tho "Christadelphian." THIS book has circulated in many thousands of copies, and has revolutionised the religious convictions of great numbers of people. It is designed to show that the Bible is not responsible for the views and tenets of Christendom. Tts appeal is to the Devout but Distressed, whom popular theology bewilders, Atheism revolts, and scientific Agnosticism chills and blights. Price in paper, 2s. 2 £ d., post free. Address, 11. ROBERTS, 139, Moor Street, Birmingham. [147-50 BEIR^STEIJ^'S NEW WEEKLY PAYMENT SYSTEM, ITS /•!■>• 4 t> IN THE POUND DEPOSIT, and INSTALMENTS of 1/- per week in the Pound. No Traveller or Collector calling. Private. ) The Largest Stock of CLOTHING, DRAPERY, AND JEWELLERY Kept in Stock. 28 & 29, BRIDGE STREET, TREDEGAR. NOAKES' THEATRE, MARKET PLACE. ABERDARE. GREAT ATTRACTIONS NIGHTLY. COME EARLY TO SECURE SEATS. CHANGE Ot. PROGRAMME KVERY NIGHT. LOOK OUT FOR THE DAY BILLS. Ask your friends what they think of it. Costly Dresses and Scenery. POPULAR PRICK. MIND AND COAIE EARLY. TRUSSES (RUPTI;RE).— The Link Shell Truss is the greatest invention of modern times. Dr. Phelin, the eminent physician, writing to the Lancet, says— "It is a truss which I always advise patients to use, It will in very manv cases be found an effectual cure." Lancet, says on August 4th, 1894—"It is an efficient truss for a cure." British Medical Journal, on June 30th, 1894—" It is the most comfortable and secure truss." Medical Times and Hospital Gazette, says— It is a sure protection against further prolapse and cures." Edinburgh Medical Jo«rim< s&ys—" It suits exceedingly well for a radical cure. English Sports says—" It i3 the only truss that can be worn by athletes competing in races, when suffering from rupture. (Lord Kinnaird and Dr. Turner contributed.) Worn by the late Sir Andrew Clarke, M.l). Awarded 19 Gold Medals. Worn by 693 Medical Men. Particulars, one stamp, from the Link Shell Trusts Co., 171 Wardour Street, London, W. As a safe, permanent, and warranted cure for riroplcj, Scrofula, Scurvy, Bad Legs Skin and Blood Diseases, and Sore of all kinds, we can with confidence recommend CLARKV.'S \VOBM>-FAMKD BLOOD MIXTURE. Sold by Chemists every- where. A FAIR, BEATUTL SKIN. — Sulpliolinc Soap jrives the natural tillt and peach-like bloom of a perfcct Complexion makes the Skin smooth, supple, healthy, comfortable. 6d. Tablets everywhere Advt. I TNE TIMKS ExcHAXSH.- The easiest and cheapest way to make a bargain is to advertise your want in the times. These tiny CAPSULES are superior to Balsam of V/flA Copaiba, Cubcbs or Infections KZG^UkHB and cure in 48 hours the salilc withuut inconvcnicncc. 4/6 of ..II Chemists. Or po:;t free. vHUflv wtmox ana £0.. "39,0xft»rd»M.1.0yD0X.^v. Business announcements. AUTUMN AND WINTER, 1894. J. M. EDWARDS, VICTORIA JJ0USE' gg VICTORIA gTREET, DOWLAIS, HAS CHOICE ASSORTMENT or THE LATEST AUTUMN AND WINTER NOVELTIES, INCLUDING FURS, MANTLES, JACKETS, Jim^EY, DRESS MATERIALS, C LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S OUTFITS, kc. UNDERCLOTHING, GLOVES, HOSIERY. GENTLEMENS SUITS MADE TO OK DEE. J. R. LL. ATKINS, "0 & 21, lTPPElt UNIOX STUEE1 THE 1,4RISH UNDERTAKER AND COMPLETE FUNERAL FURNISHER. AN EFFICIENT STAFF OF WORKMEN KEPT. ORDERS EXECUTED AT THE SHORTEST NOTICE. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Branch Office—26, PLANTATION STREET, PENYDARREN, where erdera are also received. Price Lists for HEARSES, SHELLIBEERS. COACHES, &c., may be had oil ApplicartioH te the above Addresses. NOTE—All kinde of WR ATHS and CROSSES kept on the Premise; also EVERY EQUIPMENT FOR FUNERALS. BABIES' LIVES ARE SAVED BY USING REES' FOOD FOR INFANTS, MALTED AND COOKED. The mosfc perfect substitute for Mothers' MIlk, therefore the heRt Food for Infants. YOUR BABY SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION. Tins 6d. and is. each. r A REAL BLESSING TO MOTHERS Depend upon it Mothers, it will give rest to your pelves, and relief and health to your Babie?. IR E ic S. ——— COOLING AND SOOTHINC POWDERS 1 REES* FOR I NY A NTS. INFANTS' PRESERVATIVE. No Mother should be without then -Her one dose the child The and eafesl ltedki" for Wind, Gripc8. l"ilF' become6 a3 brigtit as a Wtton. Acidity, BcstiesSDess, &c. PRICE Is. lid. PRICE 18. Hd. Any of the above Remedies will be sent Tost Free, from tlve Pmprietor, on receipt of P.O. or Statop". PREPARED ONLT BT R. P. REES, Dispensing Chemist (BY EXAMINATION), 177, HIGH STREET, DOWLAIS. THE LAKGEST FURNISHING STOHES IN THE PRINCIPALITY. THE UNIVERSAL FURNISHING STORES, Temple Buildings, Union Street, Dowlais, Are the cheapest as well a? the largest in the district for all kinds of FURNITURE, BEDDING, CARPETS, LINOLEUMS, PIANOS, &c. EVERY REQUIREMENT FOR COTTAGE OR MANSION. Immense Showrooms stocked with Household Goods of every description, at prices v which defy competition. INSPECTION IS RESPECTFULLY INVITED. ALL GOODS DELIVERED FREE. ESTABLISHED 1864. W. R. C(> HEN, PAWNBROKER, OUTFITTER, & JEWELLER, It The Furniture Depot," (Opposite the Post Office), 93, Pontmorlais, Merthyr. W. R. COHEN or New and Second-hand Guinea Gold Wedding Rings, Keepers, Dres?, Sijrnet, and W. R. COHEN for New and Second-hand Watches, Gokl and Silver Chains, &c. W. R. COHEN or well-seasoned Household Furniture, Millpuff and Feather Bed?, ri alios and Am erica u Furniture Sold for Cash, or l»y Weekly Payments on the Hire Purchase System. Side Entrance and Private Rooms for Wedding Ring and fledge Customers. MUSICALLY IMPORTANT. MR. EDWARD L AW RA N C E, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, Of the celebrated Conscrvatorium of Music, Leipzig, Honorary Organist Christ Church, Cvfarthfa, formerly (for many years) the Organist and Choir-master of St. David's Church, Metthyr, Honorary Local Examiner to tbp Royal College of Music, London, Councillor of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, &c. IS always happy to receive ArnrrioxAii Pirns for PIANOFORTE, ORGAN, HARMONIUM, SINGING, HAAMONT, and CoMrosrnos LESSONS, &C. MISS HILDENHAGEN (Niece to Mr. Edward Lawrance), continues to receive YOUNG TERN. aud to carefully prepare them for later tuition under Mr. Edward Lawrance's personal care. For Terms, which are Moderate, apply to Mr. EDWARD LAWRANCK, Professor of Music, TRACTHUM, 2, COUETLAND TERRACE, MERTHYR TYDHL. BEST OF CLOTIIS A I) THE LATEST OF STYLES. IF YOU WANT YOUR CLOTHES WELL MADE, GIVE YOUR ORDERS TO THOMAS JONES, AERON HOUSE, DOWLAIS. BEST OF CLOTHS KEPT; SUITS MADE IN THE LATEST STYLES, AND A GOOD FIT GUARANTEED tPRlCES MODERATE, AND DESPATCH SHOWN IN CARRYING OUT ORDERS. CALL UPON, OR WRITE TO THOMAS JONES, AERON HOUSE. DOWLAIS. jbusuieee tinuouncemems. MR. HARRY EVANS, A.R.C.O. CONDUCTOR DOWLAIS PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, GIVES LESSONS AT HIS OWN OR PUPIL'S RESIDENCE, IN Organ & Pianoforte Playing, Singing, Harmony, & Theory. Rfaymnev and District visited every Wednesday. For TERMS, which are very Moderate, apply to BEETHOVEN HOUSE, DOWLAIS. Engagements accepted for Organ Recitals, Concerts, Eisteddfodau, tc. MANGE. AND ALT, DISEASES OF THE SKIN IN HORSES, CATTLE, DOGS, CATS, &c., POSITIVELY CURED. The Sporting Lift of August 23rd remarks :— It is gratifying to notice the decrease of Mange amongst our London Stables, and we understand this is accounted for by the use of the Mange Liniment, manufactured hy the City of London Veterinary Medicine Company of Perry Hill, Catford London. Price for Dogs, Cats, &c., 2/6 per Bottle, post free; Horses, Cattle, &c., 11/6 per Gallon (jar included). M. L. WALTERS & Co., WEST END STORES, ALMA STREET, DOWLAIS, ARE NOW RECEIVING WEEKLY CONSIGNMENTS OF FRESH CARMARTHEN BUTTER, Of Unequalled Quality, Purity, and Freshness, which they are Retailing at Prices which Defy Competition. M. L. WALTERS & Co., ARE NOTED FOR THE SUPERIOR QUALITY OF THEIR GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, And they make every effort to secure for their Customers the BEST GOODS ONLY, at Prices which cannot be undersold, except at the expense of quality. Business announcements. [ HEALTH. | If you want good health, you must have good ligestion, and for an impared digestion you can have nothing more pleasant and effective, than D. C. EV AN 8 BROWN BREAD. L'ry a three-half-penny loaf and judge for yours-clf. D. C. EVANS, HYGIENIC BAKERY, DOWLAIS. [152-201 DAVID GRIFFITHS, For years Book-keeper to the Ebbw Yale Local Beard, and with the late firm of Messrs. James & Co., I Solicitors, Merthyr, as Estate and General Clerk), I jegs to inform his Friends and the Fublic that he HAS COMMENCED BUSINESS AS AN ACCOUNTANT, AUDITOR, STOCK AND FIXTURE VALUER, HOUSE, ESTATE, AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT, und trusts that, by strict attention to all matters entrusted to his care, to receive a share of the Fublic Patronage. Rents Collected, Valuations for Probate, &c. Moderate Charges and Prompt Settlements. OFFICE.—EXPRESS INN, HIGH STREET, FONTMORLAIS, MERTHYR TYDFIL. C. J. PRICE, Grocer, TREDEGAR. AGENT FOR ROGERS' CELEBRATED AK ALEi-t AND STOUTS IN LL SIZE CASKS AT USUAL PRICES. W. A. GILBEY'S WINES AND SPIRITS! JAMESON S WHISKY, HENNESSY'S BRANDY, &c., &c. AGENT FOR KINMONDS HIGH-CLASS TABLE WATERS IN SYPHONS, &c. WEEKLY SUPPLIES OF THE FINEST WILTSHIRE BACON (PALE AND SMOKED). Cheddar, Caerphillv, Gorgonzola, and other PRIME CHEESE. BUTTER SHIPPED DIRECT WEEKLY. MAZAWATTEE TEA AND COFFEE. C. J. PRICE, Tredegar and Brithdir. MERTHYR TURKISH BATHS, LOWER HIGH STREET. r, l rPHE Proprietor of the above Baths wishes to draw the 1 public attention to the fact tbut thc*c baths art ve- DOTmed for the cure of Rheumatism, Sciatica, aud all Colds and Affcctioire of the Chest. Hundreds of uusolicited testi- nials can be se*n at the Baths. Turkish Bathers are admitted frotn 9 a.m. to 8.50 p.m. Fin«t-c1ass Turkish, 2s. Second- class (without shampooing), 1Wann Baths, 6rl. and Is. Swimming Baths. 4d. LADIES' VA Y-TCESDA Y. Proprietor and Manager, IN-. I'< x»! THOMAS DIX, CAB PROPRIETOR, BELLE VUE, ABERDARE. BROUGHAMS, CABS, DOG CARTS, GIGS, AND BRAKES Of all descriptions on shortest notice. Wedding Carriages kept in Stock, Special Terms for Pic nics. Small or Large Parties can be accommodated. THROAT IIIRITATION' AXD COCOH.— Soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voice. l"or these symptoms use Epps's Glvocrinc Juji^bcs. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited ",I' the art of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable (-on- fectioni becomes actively healing. Sold only in bo.\cg, 7,\<I., tin*. lyi., labelled "jAsres Errs & Co.,Ltd.. Ilonnropathir | Chemists. London." nr. Moore, in his work on Nose and Throat IHscases," eaY5: "The Ci. cerine Jujube* prepared by | .taroe? Epps nnd are of tmdoubted sfnicr aeurathe or palliativeagrent." while T>r. Gordrm Holmes Senior PJi> wcian to the >l'jn!cip»l Tnroat and Ear Infirmary, writ-cg "After an extended trial, I have fOl1no yourUlycerine -lujubesof consider- able innetil. in almost all foruis of trrQat disease Ad\ t. business announcements Merthyr and Dowlais Building Society. CHAIBMAS MR. ALDERMAN WILLIAMS, J.P., Gwaelody garth, Merthyr TydfiL I,OA.NS ADVANCED IN SUMS FROM £100 TO £ 10,000. EASY Re-payments in 3 to 17 Years—Ea-vouraWe Redemption Terms—Utmost Secrecy—Loans on Buildings in Progress—No Management Charges. Sums received on deposit at Eorr per cent, per annum. Interest payable half-yearly. For ParticularsapplvtoMr. PETER.WILLIAMS, Secretary, Glebelana Honse, Merthyr Tydfil; or to Local Agents throughout South Wales. A MARVELLOUS REMEDY fe F0R COUGHg( COLDS™BRON- CHITIS, INFLU ENZA, C^OFPTI ASTHMA, When other things fail, gjet a SottleJ ;take according to directions, and BALS \M iTePort won<ierful power to your ifnends. In Bottles, Is. and 9d. vot? rFS' UN*1 VERS ALLY ^VDMITT^To r.UKbt, s BE THE SAFEST AND BEST. Contain no Opium nor anything IvyivTci injurious to the youngest hab*> For x Teething, Fits, Measles, Scarlatina, and other ailments, they are a sura POWDERS and wrta-in specific. A mother's besl help and comfort. IY PACKETS, L«. l.^d. KACH. Note.—Read the remarkable and interesting testi- monials around each packet and bottle. GEORGE'S POWDERS AND BALSAM are sold everywhere. Manufactory PENTRE, RHONDD A. VALLEY GLAMORGANSHIRE. 145 PHILLIPS' MUSIC WAREHOUSE, Canon Street, Aberdare. Piano by Brimsmead," List Price, 56 Guineas; Cash Price, 25 Guineas. Piano by "Squire," List Price, 45 Guineas; Cash Price, L 215. Piano by "Selby," Catalogued at £30; For Cash, j315. Heiny Piano Tutor", Post Free, Is. 8d. For the next few weeks will send on receipt of 12 Stamps, a 4s. Comic Song, post free, or Half-dozen (selected) at 4s., post free (24s. worth of latest Cumic Songs. NOTE THE ADDRESS — 5, CANON STREET, ABERDARE. R. J. HEATH & SONS, CARDIFF, PONTYPRIDD, AND LONDON PIANOFORTE & ORGAN MERCHANTS. (From South Wales Daily News, 9th January, 1894.) "YPRDICT OF NIN*E HCSDRED."—Under this title Messrs. R. ,1. Heath and Sons, Queen-street, Cardiff, pianoforte makers, organ builders, and music ware- housemen, have collected an imposing array of testi- monials and Press opinions relating to the quality of the musical instruments supplied by them. The firm is so well known in Cardiff, and, indeed, throughout South Wales and the West of England, that it is hardly necessary here tod well upon its influence and command- ing position. This collection of testimonials serves, however, to do something more than to certify to the excellence of the instruments furnished by Messrs. Heath and Sons. It shows, in a sense, how steady is the growth among the general public of a desire for a knowledge of music, and how increasingly numerous, even in the homes of the working classes, are pianos, organs, and harmoniums. The great majority of the letters in this list relate to pianos, and while nlanyof them have reference to most costly instruments, con- taining all the latest improvements, supplied to the well-to-do, the greater number relate to serviceable instruments purchased for the homes of the wage-earn- ing portion of the community. This grownng love for so refining an art as music is a most favourable sign. For though in the Principality music has for genera- tions been the chief recreation of the people, it has for the most part been choral music in connection with churches and chapels that has occupied attention. Instrumental music is now, however, receiving its fair share of attention, and all those in true sympathy with the art must trust that the movement will go steadily onward. These testimonials ha\e been received from every quarter of the Principality, while not a few come from other nortionsof the United Kingdom, and some from South America, India, and other distant countries. All speak most favourably of Messrs. Heath's busiuesscnet hods as well asof theirinstrumcute. K. J. lIEATir~\NI) SONS INVITE INSPECTION. FULL ILLUSTRATED LIST AND VERDICT rOST FREE. IN fttEMORIAM CARDS I EXECUTED IN THE BEST STYLE .N WITH QUICK DESPATCH AT THE '1' M E S F F ICE, J OllN gTREET. 4 jyKKTHYK
ANGLO-BAVARIAN PALE ALES AND STOUT. IK IX CASK. BOTTLE. Stores— PKNARTH ROAD, CARDIFF. Agent— G. M. & R. GUNSON, 68, HIGH STREET, MERTHTK TYDFIL. Agents in all Towns.