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ABERDARE. fpHE JpTMPTRE ]y|f3IO HALL, Recreation Grounds (Entrance, High-street). i.vioi.T. Mi;. W. ETANS. FIRST-CLASS A RTISTES Admission, 6d., lb., 2". Half-price at 0 o'clock tu 111 seats i'v-riM, gallerv. TBT POWEU. AND Sox's Pure Home-made BRKAB and CAKE Gadlys Shop (opposite Public Park), Al>erdare. Orders taken for HOME-MAIJE CAKE. Prompt delivery to any part of town. It is-a tact that may not be generally known that •he "Hovis" Bread HO much appreciated, and highly recommended by the medical profession for per-Mns of Weak digestive powers may be had of W. CAUNT, Confectioner, who is appointed sole agent for Aber- dare. 153-204. DKAUUHT*. — On Thursday evening a draught match came off at Aberdare oetween the Aberdare and Ferndale Clubs. There was a large number of spectators, and after an exciting match. Aberdare w-onityapoiut. DEATH or Mits. PHEI.PS.Y.'e regret to announce the death of Mrs. Margaret Phelps, of the Carpen- 'ers' Arms Inn, which took place on Saturday night about 10.15 o'clock, in her 27th year. The deceased lady was only taken ill on Thursday last, having a bad ahtack of inflammation and pleurisy, and her death came as a sudden shock to her large number of friends. She was an excellent business woman, and ht'r straightforwardness and affability made her respected by all. She leaves a young child of about three years of age to mourn the loss of an excelleut mother. "FLUTES, ANCIENT .0 MOMRKN." — We are pleased to announce that in a few weeks time Mr. John Radcliffe, Professor of the Royal academy, the world-renowned solo flautist, will deliver his cele- brated lecture on Flutes, Ancient and Modern," with musical illustrations, at Aberdare. Mr. Radcliffe has given his lecture with great success in St..lames' Hall, London, and is pronounced to be the finest English soloist on the flute. We feel sure the inhabitants of Aberdare and district will welcome the new?, and that they will accord the professor their warmest Hupport. Further particulars will appear in our advertising columns, in due course. EMPIKE THEATRE.—The variety jwrformance at this theatre came ;t, a very fitting change to the Manx- man." The Sisters Wyatt are exceptionally good. One of the big attractions is Zulima, the female Sumson. Her feats of strength are marvellous, Miss Cissie Milton is a charming burlesque actress with a g«K>d voice and fine dancing. Mr. Lawrence Lisle, aa '1. burlesque female impersonator, docs a splendid turn. Storelli is a very clever musical dude, and undoubtedly r-an claim to be premier to all seen here before. Another fine turn is that of Sloman, the bird king. The programme terminates with a very pleasing and interesting entertainment, entitled Twenty minutes at Madame Tussaud," by the Pylades. SACKEM CONCERT.—On Thursday evening last a well-attended sacred concert was held at the English Wesleyan Chapel. The artistes were: Miss Mason, Miss Mary Elizaltfrth Evans, Mrs. Jonef, Aberdare; Miss Walters and Miss Watkins, Mr. Henry Reed, and Mr. D. Williams, Aberdare (tenors); Mr. Eben Powell, Trecynon, and Mr. George Wilcox, Aber- daro (bass) Mr. F. Arnold was the solo violinist, and conducted the orchestra, which consisted of first violins, Messrs. F. Arnold, W. Daviet-, J. Thomas, and G. Allington second violins, Messrs. J. Gwynne, W. Arnold, W. Norwood, G. Parr, and A. Parr viola, Mr. D. B..tones; 'cello, Mr. W. Morgans; flute, Mr. J. Arnold cornet, Mr..T. T. Gundrey, «nd piano Mr. W. E. Morris. Mr. Harmston accom- panted on the organ, while Miss Smith and Mr. Pegge deftly manipulated the pianoforte. A very interest- ing programme was gone through. The proceeds were devoted towards a fund for improving the class- room. SAI.E or WORK AT Tr.Kcv.voN. — On Thursday even- ing a. tea and sale of work took place at St. Pagan's S National School, Trecynon. It was got up in order to obtain funds to clear oft the debt on the Church Institute, which has, since its formation, proved such :t great benefit to the inhabitants of the upper part of tho) town. Tea was laid at three. The tables were laettily decorated and ladened with fresh and tempt- '"g dainties. They were presided over by Miss Koberts, Mi ss Thomas (Penrhiwllech), Mrs. Lace, Mrs. Pierce, and Misa M. Evans. The making of the tea was superintended by Mis. Jenkins. Tho sale of work commenced at 7 p.m., and was well patronized. The stall were well tilled, and the ladies who held them proved themselves to be excellent sale-women. These ladies were Mrs. and Miss Williams, Park-lane; Mrs. Probert, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. F. Allen, Miss I Evans, Miss Watkins, Mrs. 1,1. Jones, and Miss Tydvil Williams. Raffles, as usual, were plentiful. A very interesting curiosity show was superintended by Mr. T. Harries (the schoolmaster), and the Indian articles therein were kindly lent by Mr. \tkinson, master of the Industrial School. A pleasant evening was spent, and a substantial sum wes realized. THINITY Cilt'RCH.—On Wednesday evening, Feb. 6th, the first social tea and entertainment was held in connection with the Christian Endeavour Society, which proved to be both enjovahle and instructive. The tables were presided over and assistance rendered by the following ladiesMrs. and Misses Lloyd, Canon-street; Mrs. Dan Jones, Cardiff-street; Mrs. Thomas, Oak-street; Miss Meredith, Oak-street; Miss Purr, Catherine-street; Miss Thomas, Mary- strcet; Miss Rice, Cardiff-street, and not the least active was Miss James, Ynyslwyd-street, who worked hard to make the meeting a success. The cake, tarts, Ac., were provided by Mr. Mathias, Commercial- street, which gave great satisfaction. The public meeting was presided over by Rev. R. R. Rolx-rt?, K.A., the jxipular pastor of the church, who delivered a most interesting address, in which he gave a warm invitation to the young friends who had not as yet joined the society to do so, and thus come closer together in bonds of Christian fellowship. Miss Thomas then sang "Pond lilies," and Master John J ),nid James recited "Never despair." Miss Walters sang "Om pro nohiH this young lady is getting quite a favourite with Aberdare audiences. Mr. Baylies, the president of the society, gave a short address, speaking of the good already done by the society. Mrs. Lloyd also gave a brief it most interesting account of her visit to the Tabernacle Church Christian Endeavour Society, and speaking very highly of the Rev. J. G. James, B.A., of Market-square, Merthyr's, address on that occasion. Mr. William Thomas James gave a very racy recita- tion, entitled" The twins." Mr. David James then delivered a short address. Miss Ridge sang one of Sankov's livnms, the audience heartily taking up the ehorus" Mr. Worman gave a capital address, inviting all to attend the weekly meetings, held every Wed- nosday evening at 8 o'clock, Mits Bella Lloyd then sang a -very pretty song, and then a very entertaining and profitable meeting was brought to a close by sing- ing the Doxology. It is understood that these social meeting's will be held quarterly. POLIn; COCKT.—Tuesday, before Messrs. R. H. Rhys (in the chair), Dr. D. Davics. Dr. E. Jones, D. Davies, Griffith George, and D. P. Davies.—Drinks. -—The following defendants were summoned tor lieing drunk, or drunk and disorderly, and fined :—Roger Powell, William Davies, Trecynon Richard Ward, Capcoeh; and James Ball. OBSTRUCTION.—Evan Griffiths was summoned for obstructing High-street, Merthyr, by fighting on Saturday night.—P.C. Clyncli proved the ease, and defendant was fined 5s. and costs. NUISANCE.—Richard Powell was fined 5s. and costs for committing a nuisance in Duke- street.—REFUSING TO QUIT.—William Phillips was summoned for refusing to quit the licensed premises of the New Inn, High-street, on the 29th December. P.C. Quarterly stated that he was called to the New Inn on the day in question. He saw defendant drunk and fighting with another man. He refused to leave when requested.—Fined 10s. and costs. Sliding.—William D. Rowlands and D. Samuel Jones, two boys of about fourteen summers, were summoned for sliding in Cardiff-road, Abcra- man, on the 1st inst.—P.C. Horrell proved the case, and defendants were eaeh fined 5s., including costs. AFFILIATION'—William Prosser was summoned j by Jane Stephens to show cause, &r:. He had paid her 2s. 6d. a week for some time. -Defendant ad- mitted the paternitv of the child, and an order for 2s. 6d. per week was made. LICKNCL.S. A number of full licences were granted to those who had obtained temporary transfers :—On the application of Mr. J. W. Evans, a transfer of the licence of tho Albion Inn, Cardil-f-road, was granted to Charles Edwards, late landlord of the Central, from Thomas Davies a transfer of the licence of the Carpenters Anns Inn, Mill-street, was granted to the wIdow of the late William Harris. SPECIAL SESSIONS.ho Clerk announced that the following days had been fixe! for holding special session0:—March 26, to appoint overseers May 14, August 13, November 12, and February 11, hearing poor rate appeals, and transferring of licences; August 27, annual'|h'ensing two-ting September 17, adjourned licensing meet- jtvr; September 24, for revising jury lists.—— ObsTRUCi ION.-—Llewellyn Evans was summoned for obstructing Canon-street on the 2nd of February, by ficrbting.—P.C. Clynch proved the case.—For the defence. Dav id Williams said that he saw another man hitting defendant as hoon a-, he came-out of Mr. Parr's shop with j»apei*. Theie had !.»een a fight pre- vious to the tinIO the constable came up. —Defendant did ivt iHit.—The Bench gave defendant the benefit oftho doubt, and the ease was dismissed. CviuaiNG v REVOLVER WITHOUT A LICENCE.— George Stvb-s. llivvvuin, was summoned for carrying a revolver without a licence on the 7th inst.-P.O. ■Fame- King said ho saw defendant firing a revolver near the Steam Coal Colliery. He had no licence- Fined 10s. and costs. TbkspassiNU is Si-Alien OF GAME. William Paiker and Richard Edwards were RummoiiKl for trespassing on the land of Mr. James Lewis, in search of game, on the 2nd of J ebiuarv Mr. G. Konshuko appeared for defendants, I. • Moles deposed tf t he was on the railway at Aber- nant with Superintendent Thorner. Ho-awtwomen following up a have. One had a gun. He called r.t. Quarterly, and by going different directions caught the two men, who were the defendant?.—Superin- tendent Thorney gave evidence^—P.C. Quarterly gave corroborative evidence.—Mr. Keusliole's eloquent address did not uiove the Bench, and tbe defendants had to pay a fine of 20s. and costs for their afternoon's 6port. -ASSAULT.— James Lewis was summoned for 6port. -ASSAULT.— James Lewis was summoned for assaulting William Smith on the 4th inst.—Com- plainant said he went into the Railway Inn to pay his club money. He afterwards went into the tap-room. Defondant struck him, and wanted him to fight. He refused, and the men with defendant thrashed him. While complainant was wiping the blood from his nose defendant struck him in the face, and threatened to knock his brains out.—George Collins gave cor- roborative evidence.—For the defence, David James said that complainant struck him in the face. He offered a blow at defendant, and a through and through fight followed.—John Wilson summoned the same defendant for assault.—Complainant said that be was passing one of tho public-houses in ¡ Cwmaman, when tho defendant came ont of the bouse, and struck him severely in the face.—George I Penny and John Thomas corroborated.—Griffith James Thomas said he saw Wilson and defendant fightin?. They were both on the floor. Defendant was fined 20s. and costs in each case. j ABERAMAN i CYMBU FYDD.—There is a movement on foot to form a branch of this society. It should recommend itself to the attention of all tlnughtfulJ young men of Nationalistic tendencies, as well as for the purpose II of improving their elocutionary and debating powers. OBITUARY.—On Monday last there was a large at- tendance of friends to tender their last show of respect to the remains of Miss M. Howells, Cardiff-road. Deceased had been a member of the choir at Saron, and they attended iu full force, rendering effectively several well-known hymns tn rout?. The pastor, the Rev. H. P. Jenkins, officiated throughout.—The funeral of Mr. Jesse Yater took place last Wednes- day, when there was a fair attendance of friends to pay their last tribute of respect. The whole of tho arrangements were carried out efficiently by Messrs. Collier and Son, Lewis-street. The Rev. Thomas Jones, Carruel, Aberdare, officiated. BAPTISM.—On Thursday last the Rev. Thomas Davies' pastor, immersed five candidates for Baptism, at G wawr Welsh Baptist Chapel. Despite the severe weather, and the whole of the candidates being females, they carried themselves through without fal- tering. They were Mesdames G. Thomas and Harries, and the Misses Harries, Edwards, and Jones. I MOUNTAIN ASH. DUFFRYN TEACHERS BALL. According to the annual custom the Duffryn Teachers Ball was held ou Friday evening last in the Infants' Schools. About 50 couples were present, and the proceedings were opened at 9 p.m. with Mr. J. Callaway as M.C. Dancing was kept up with spirit to the excellent music supplied by Messrs. W. H. Whitcombe and Stephen Coslett till 3 a.m. The catering was done by Mr. William Dally, The Stores, in his usual way. DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.—Another contest in the west ward, so soon after the general election, is upon us, and has been brought about in consequence of the death of the late Mr. J. W. Jones, the respected chairman of the Council. There are three candidates in the field—Mr. Henry Eynon, Mr. Wil- liam James (colliery manager, Penrhiwceiber), and Mr. D. T. Phillips (solicitor). The election, which is to take place on Monday next, February 18th, is looked forward to with keen interest. Each candidate is pushing forward his candidature with all possible force. Tho inhabitants of Penrhiwceiber advance in support of the candidature of Mr. William James, that the population of Miskin and Penrhiwceiber is nearly one half of that of the whole of the west ward, and that they consider they are justly entitled to two members, as heretofore. SALE OF WORK.—At the Town Hall, on Thursday the 7th instant, a very successful sale of work was held with the object of reducing the debts on the various church buildings in the parish. The pro- ceedings were opened by Lady Aberdare, who was accompanied by the Hon. MiaseaBrucc. The various stalls were very tastefully arranged and presided over as follows -.—Duffryn Stall Lady Aberdare and t the Hon. Misses Bruce. St. David's Skill: Miss Shipton and Miss M. M. Jones. St. Dyfrig's Stall; Mrs. Hosbons, Mrs. Alfred Pardoe, Miss J. P. Smith and Miss Maggie Jones. St. Teilo's Stall: Mrs. Alder, Mrs. It. Netherway and Mrs. Richards. St. Illtyd's Stall Mrs. Little, Mrs. Braithwaite and Miss Jones, Plasyfelin. The Vicarage Stall: Miss Lloyd, Mrs. Williams, Miss Edith Long, Miss E. A. Jones and Miss Hall. Jumble Stall: Mrs. Green- how, Cwnipennar. The Refreshment StaH Mrs, Robinson, Gwyn Ivor Farm Mrs. Edwards, Miss George. The Grove; Miss Williams, Bryncerdin; Miss Lottie Thomas and Miss Emma Thomas. The Vhar, the Rev. B. Lloyd, B.D., identified himself with the proceedings throughout the day, and thanked Lady Aberdare for her kmdncs; in coming amongst them to open the sale. During the evening the St. Teilo's handbell-ringers attended, and played some very interesting selections, which were much enjoyed. The proceedings were well attended throughout the day, and we are pleased to be able to state that the handsome sum of £ 125 was realized. LLANBRADACH. LLANBRADACH. SCHOLASTIC.—We have great pleasure in congratu- ¡ lating Mr. George Roblings, overman, Llanbradach, on successfully passing the honours stage of mining at the last May examination of the Science and Art Department in the first class. The above pass conies with it a bronze medal, and is the highest pass obtain- able under the above department. It is a greater dis- tinction to him owing to the fact that out of 203 can- didates for examination 16 only parsed in the nmt clasp, Mr. Roblings being the only Welshman on that list. In addition to the ahove he also obtained the following passes at the May examinations :—First class advanced in machine construction and drawing, applied mechanics, practical iuorganic chemistry and geology second class advanced in plain and solid geometry, theoretical mechanics (solids, and ^fluids light) also a second class in the 3rd stage, and first class in the 5th stage of mathematics. Iu tho follow- ing month (June) Mr. Roblings headed the list, thus securing the piizea in the sessional examination in mining and geology (B. Sc. class) at the University College, Cardiff, where he held a county scholarship which terminated in June last. Upon this long list of successes we can safely predict a most successful future to one whose efforts and perseverance are so well rewarded. TREDEGAR. [Our branch office for the Tredegar aud Ebbw Vale districts is at James-street. Our resident reporter, Mr. Fred Lewis, will be pleased to receive advertise- ments and notices of meetings from the neighbour- hood.] --What next? The fair sex have already pro- claimed in favour of encket, walking sticks, bicycles, shirt fronts, the divided skirt, and other distinctions monopolised by the opposite sex. It is not surprising, therefore, to find them going in for cigarette smoking. That is to say, it would not be a surprise to find the practice in vogue in a largo town, where everything is kept up to date for all that it was somewhat of a surprise the other evening, whilst walking down the circle at Tredegar, to see a young lady puffing away with peifejt nonthalanct at a cigarette. However meritorious her conduct might bo from a standpoint of courage, I hardly think it was distinguished by good taste, and I hope the practice will not become general. Don't you ? —Smoking, however, is getting fashionable among ladies, and who can resist when fashiou leads ? Not a member of the female persuasion, at any rate. The Empress of Austria, so they say, smokes thirty to forty Turkish cigarettes every day. On her writing table there is a box with fine relief work, filled with cigarettes and a gold ash tray. --Why do ministers smoke V That they do smoke, and smoke an enormous quantity, tliero can be no denying but where the affinity Ijetween theology aud tobacco comes in it is difficult to see. The other day I came across a whole batch of them in a railway carriage not a hundred miles from Tredegar, and they were almost invisible in the cloud of smoke wliicli arose frxn combined pipes. -It was Mabon's Day, and a number of sweet young men were travelling to a certain meeting not far from Tredegar in company with a minister. Their language was anything but select and the minister interposed with a reuionstranco concluding with, Where did you learn such language ? Leam it," replied one of them, it ain't to be learnt' it's a bally gift." And this in religious Wales: --Mr. Bircham, poor law inspector, informed the Bedwellty Board of Guardians that there were 2,030 guardians in the district which came under his juris- diction. This was an increase of 300. Of this total number 1,000 were new guardians. Mr. Bircham is issuing a little handbook in English and Welsh, set- ting forth in an epitomised form the functions of guardians and poor law ofneials and referring there- to, Mr. Bircham pointed out that it contains just enough to create a desire for more. The congregational singiug one hears in the places of worship at Tredegar is very creditable, but it is strange that no more attention is paid to instru- mental music in our churches. Old-fashioned folk may be a little shocked at the idea of the introduc- tion of the mandoline in a fashionable church in Lon- don, for we are rather accustomed to associate it with Venice in London and lively at homes." Yet the enterprising cleric could quote scriptural authority for the innovation, aud it pleased him to justify the new departure. Bring hither the tablet, the merry harp, with the lute," would certainly cover the mandoliue at a pinch. OFF TO THE HOLY LAND.—On Saturday Mr. Pugh, draper, The Square, Tredegar, left for London en route for Egjjpt and the Holy Land, in company with Mr. J. Mills, Aberdare, and'Mr. T. Williams,' J.P., Gwielodygarth. MINISTERIAL. — Mr. D. J. Lewis, a student at Tre- vecca College, has received an invitation to the pas- torate of Sion Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, Tredegar. Mr. Lewis is an old exhibitioner of the University College of Wales. His course at Trevecca will terminate in June next. WORKMEN'S LIPRARY.—The annual meeting of the Workmen's Library and Literary Institute was held on Wednesday evening last, under the presidency of Mr. Henry Jones, at the Town Hall. There was a large number of subscribers present. The fourth annual report was submitted by Mr. George Hopkins, the secretary, which showed that considerable im- provemeuts had been effected in the institution during the year. The increase in the popularity of the insti- tution is instanced by the fact that 110 less than 5,040 l>ooks were given out of the lending department during the year, and the capacity of the reading and amusement rooms had beell taxed to such an extent that the committee had seriously considered the advisability of providing more commodious premises. A reference library had been provided. The election of officers resulted as follows :—Secretary, Mr. Geo. Hopkins (rc-elected); trustee, Mr, T. Smith (re- elected); auditoj, Mr. John Brace (re-elected). The question of tbe provision of a new building was dis- cussed at length, and tho conmittee were invested with plenary iHjwers to negotiate with the trustees of the Temperance Hall for sub-leasing those premises. TNFOIXIAK POLICE Count. — Tuchday Before I Meaars. Edmund Thomas (chairman), and Dr. G. A. Brown. COWARDLY ASSAULT. — Thomas Phillips, a young man, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Capel. Mr. Daniel Evans, Brecon, appeared for the I complainant.—Elizabeth Capel said that on Sunday night week t'he heard a row outside her house, and on going out saw tho defendant fighting with her son. Defendant said, I have been waiting for you a. long time," and then struck her on the forehead. He struck her again, and she fell to the jpround. He kicked her whilst she was on the ground, and she was rendered senseless. She was over 49 years of age.— Defendent denied the charge.—Further evidence was heard, and defendant was fined 40s. and costs, or a I month. —— A NEW UsE FOR WEIGHTS. Jane t Davies was charged with assaulting a. little lad named Thomas John Parry. — Complainant's mother ¡ appeared and said that defendant threw a weight at her, which missed her and struck the little lad.— Defendant denied the charge.—The parties were I bound over to keep the peace for three montlis, each party to pay their own costs. DISMISSED.—Mary Jones was charged with assaulting Jane Lappin. Both parties were young girls.—Complainant said that after coming from chapel defendant followed her, calling out bread and butter and other names, and struck her several times. —Case dismissed. SMASHING WINDOWS. — Edward McGinn charged Jane Kelly with breaking windows at his house of the value of 4s. 6d.—Defendant who denied the I charge, was ordered to pay 4s. 6d., the value of the broken windows, and 4s. 6d. costs.—-RHYMNEY CASBS.—John Hughes and Florence Hughes, husband and wife, were charged with disorderly conduct in the street at Rhymney.—P.C. Banks said that they were cursing and quarrelling.—Defendants denied the charge.—The case was dismissed.——Edward I Sv\ eeney, for being drunk and disorderly at Rhym- ney, was fined 5s, or 7 days. William Evans was charged with driving a horse and cart without a light at Rhymney.—Fined 5s. and costs or 7 days. STEALING A FOWL.—James Jones, who was biought up iu custody, admitted stealing a fowl, the property of Rachel Morgan, New Tredegar, but alleged that he was drunk at the time.—Fined 10s. or 7 days. STEALING COAL.—James Conolly, who was brought up in custody, was fined I", or a day for stealing coal, the property ot the Tredegar Company.——USUAL LIST.—John Price, an old offender, was fined 10s. 6d. or 14 days, for disorderly conduct in North-lane. According to tho police evidence defendant was cursing, and cieating a disturbance, a large crowd assembling.—Evan Stephens, for being drunk, was ordered to pay costs amounting to 4s. 6d. or 7 days. RHYMNEY. CYMBU FTDD. —A local branch of the Cymru Fydd organisation has been formed here, and bids fair to prove very successful. The following officers have been appointed :— President, Rev. W. Saunders vice-president, Mr. D. B. Davies secretary, Mr. S. Jones and treasurer, Sir. D. Lewis. SIRHOWY. HOME MISSIONS.—On January 10th, sermons were preached at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Sirhowy, on behalf of the Home Missions, by tho Rev. Mr. Haydon. On the following Wednesday a meeting waa arranged to be held at the same chapel, when ad- dresses were to he given by the Revs. Haydon and Beckett, Mr. Green being announced to preside. BEAUFORT. The local public should note that reports of all Beaufort news will appear regularly in each issue of the Mtrtkyr I'imes in future. PERSONAL.—We are glad to learn that the Rev. D. J. Llewellyn,the vicar of Beaufort, is recovering from his serious illness. DEATH.—Mr. Hemy Wilson, 132, Beaufort Hill, an old inhabitant, died, on February 5th, at the age of 76. Deceased was much respected. A Knm ACT.—We are glad to announce that a eon- cert is being got up with a view of helping Mr. W. J. Rhydderch, a young collier, to enter the Baptist College, where be may be trained for the Baptist miuistry. CHORAL.—The Beaufort Choir, under the able leadership of Mr. J. Price, is busily rehearsing for Troedyrhiw and Abergavenny Eisteddfodau. Re- hearsals are held every Sunday nisdit- at the Board Schools. A few weeks ago the choir won the prize at Risca Eisteddfod. The choir number about 150 voices. OBITUARY.—Much sympathy is felt with Mr. W. Llewelyn, Beaufort, on the occasion of the death of his three year-old daughter, Beatrice Jane Llewelyn, a winsome and bright little lassie. The funeral took place on Monday, at Carmel Burial Ground, when the Revs. W. Griffiths and J. R. Price officiated. It was only on the previous week that Mr. Llewelyn buried another little daughter. CRICKET.—Beaufort has always possessed a good Cricket Club, and we are pleased to say that there is every possibility of getting a strong club this year again. A meeting has just l>een held, when Mr. D. W. Phillips was elected president, Mr. D R. Morgan, captain, and Mr. Fudge, secretary. A splendid list of fixtures has been arranged for, and it has also been decided to compete for the much coveted challenge cup. The club have an excellent ground for playing. HOllE, COLONIAL AND FOREIGN MISSIONS.—On Sunday the Rev. Mr. Shenton, of Bristol, preached at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, in connection with the above mission. At 2.30 the rev. gentleman gave an address on African missions. A public meeting was arranged for Wednesday (yesterday), when addresses were expected to be delivered by the Revs. Shenton, Johnston and Averton. LLANGATTOCK ScHOOL BOAR».—Wc-dnesday, Feb. 6th. Present Mr. Richard Morgan (in the chair), Messrs. Lyddon, C.C., Harris, James, and Revs. T. J. Bowen, and D. J. Llewellyn.—There was very little business to be transacted.-The tenders for altera- tions to Beaufort Hill Schools were dealt with, but the matter was deferred for further particulars.—The School Attendance Officer reported that owing to the severity of the weather the attendance at the schools was small.—The present Board will hold its last meet- ing in March. THE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT.-Beaufort forms a no inconsiderable jxirtion of the Llangattock School Board District, so that if the resolution of the rural portion to dissolve was confirmed it would throw an extra burden on the Beaufort ratepayers. The Beau- fort people have protested against the wishes of the rural people, and hav e arranged that Mr. T. Richards, C.C., Mr. Richard Morgan (chairman of the School Board), and the Rev. D. W. Phillips shall form a deputation to go up to London and interview the Educational Department upon the question. EBBW VALE. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev. E. Armstrong, a student attTrevecca. College, has accepted the invitation of the Ebbw V 11 Je Presbyterian Church to become their pastor. COLLIERS IN TROUBLE.—At Blaina Police-court on Friday, before Dr. Williams and Mr. James Phillips, George Huntly. collier, Ebbw Vale. was charged with assaulting James Prosser on Nov. 5th, at Cwin, and was committed for two months.—George Crump, also an Ebbw Yale collier, was charged with stealing a shirt tx-Ionging to John Hunt, labourer, of the same place, on Febmary 6th, and was sentenced to a month's imprisonment, there being a record against him. BRYNMAWR. —-I cull the following from tho Freciaan, the well- conducted organ of the Baptist denomination All the deacons of Calvary Baptist Church save one, who is very aged, have been selected and elected to serve either as Guardians or District Councillors, together with some of the members of the church who have received similar honours. The church treasurer and deacon, Mr. A. E. Evans, was unanimously voted to the chairmanship of the Brynmawr Urban District Council, and, by the way, he is the father-in-law of the Rev. Benjamin Thomas, of llarlesden. —The Brynmawr Baptists must be given credit for being a progressive body. A body more loyal to their Erinciples would be hard to find. A more courageous liberal than Mr. A. E. Evans, the gentleman re- ferred to in the Freeman, it would perhaps he impossible to meet, and his services to tho Liberal cause in the neighbourhood are incalculable. —A kind friend has sent me acopy of Youwj tho organ of the Welsh National Movement. By the way, the editor of this very smart little monthly is Mr. J. H. Edwards, a-brother to Mr. T. Edwards, draper, Brynmawr. Tho editor contributes a read- able article on Mr. Lloyd George, M.P., whose re- markable progress in Parliament has occasioned so much attention —The storm still continues, and winter's garb still clothes the face of mother earth. Outside labour is at a standstill, and many hundreds of outdoor opera- tives, instead of earning an honest penny, are forced to idle their time away as best they can. either at their own fireside, or at the bar of the public-house (If they have the necessary browns); without them they are just a little less than welcome, and their absence con- sidered good company. —And what is poor man to do Y Where can he go unless it be the public'' He tires of the monotony of the fireside and a scolding wife (perhaps it is washing day, then goodness help niru), and he is fain to clear out of the way, even if he has to stand at the corner of the street in the cold, biting wind, glad to be out of her din, and the reach of a wet towel across his jaw, a silent hint to clear out. —Unfortunately, lie has no place of shelter to fall back upon, unless the one we have mentioned. N") mechanics' institute, no gymnasium, no drill hall. We are sadly in want of some free institutions in our midst, such as a miners' or mechanics' institute for our men on idle days. If we ha.d, we should have a good deal less drunkenness, and happier homes for our women. —Why wo have them not, especially in such a large community, is altogether an insoluble mystery. It certainly does not aiise from tho want of money, as but a very little each pay from every man's earnings would soon provide such a place. But it wants some leader to take the initiative, and so far 110 guiding hand has been stretched foith. The heads of the coif- cern don't trouble themselves much about the work- men's condition, as long as they get their ten per cent. —Skaters have been enjoying themselves since the frost began on "Big Pond," the finest sheet of ice in Breconshirc, and ironmongers are trusting that the frost 1 may continue as skates are selliug freely. Who can skate are also jubilant. We may expect, shortly, to hear of many engagements, if all the promises are kept which have been uttered by young lovers on the ice. —The burning topic of conversation iu the town just now is the Llangattock School Board question. The people at the lower end, or rural portion of the parish want to dissolve and sever their present con- nection with the Llangattock School Board. That is all very tall, as the Americans say, but the "lower- endeix" should remember that if their prayer for dissolution was acceded to, it would mean increased taxation for the people at tho Upper part of the parish, which includes a portion of the town of Bryn- mawr and the village of Beaufort. Naturally the upper end people are not going to let their")ural brethren get their scheme hatched, if tliev can help it; so they have got up a strenuous and determined opposition, and a petition is being prepared against tho pro]xised dissolution. 0 -The local public will phvise notice that in future full reports of all matters of interest m Brvnniawr will regularly ap^ar in the Mrrthvr Th,™ The paper may be obtained every week 'Hum the local new-agents, I SCHOLASTIC. —Master Isaac, son of Mr. Isaac, Post Office, has obtained a scholarship at Oswestry Grammar School. I —Hardie and Von Leer's scenic production "Fast Mail," was at tbe New Market Hall on Monday and Tuesday last. I.O.G.T.—There was what is known as "Postman's Entertainment at the usual weekly meeting of the I.O.G.T. on Friday. There was a large attendance. MISSION.-Mr. Gerald Coultas, of London, has commenced a mouth's mission at Neat's Assembly Room. VISITORS to Brynmawr should not fail to call at the TEMPERANCE HOTEL, Beaufort-street. Dinners, Teas, Temperance Drinks, Cigars, Billiards, &c. Moderate charges. WEEHFCT MARKET.—Owing to the inclement state of the weather there was not a large attendance at the weekly market on Saturday. There waa a fair supply of goods. Quotations were as follows Butter, L". 6d. and Is. 5d. per lb. eggs, 10 a la. fowls 4s. (A. to 5s. per couple geese (limited supply) lOd. per lh. wood pigeons, 18. to Is. 2d. each potatoes 51bs. for M. apples, Id. per lb. OBITUARY.—On February 8th there died at Slydaeh, near this town, an old minister who was much respected. We refer to the Rev. D. Miles, who had attained to the ripe age of 81 years. Deceased was a most upright and sincere man", and an ardent Literal in politics. He was buried on Tuesday at Llanbedr. CHORAL.—Considering that the Brynmawr Wei-h Wesleyan Choir had only been practising the piece for competition at the recent eisteddfod at the Market Hall for a few weeks, their success is very gratifying. Their conductor, Mr. W. P. Burrows, is to be con- I gratulated. BBYNJIAWR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. At a special meeting of the Breconshire County Council, Councillors John Thomas and John Watkins were appointed school managers on the governing body of the Brynmawr County School District in pursuance of the Breconshire Intermediate Education Scheme. Councillor Thomas was proposed by Councillor J. J. Lyddon, seconded by Alderman North, and Coun- cillor Watkins was proposed by Councillor Thomas Jones, Vaynor, seconded by Councillor Lewis Pritchard, Gilwern. Both gentlemen may be relied upon to prove most efficient managers. OBITUARY.—Death has been very busy in our midst lately. On February 6th Mrs. Ann Parry, wife of Mr. D. Parry, Worcester-street, died at the age of 58 years.—On February 5th Mr. W. Vowells, Worcester- street, departed this life aged 68 years. Both of the deceased were respected townspeople.— On Febru- ary 6th Ethel Maud Ford, Orchard-street, also passed away.—On February 7th there died at 162, King- street, Mr. John Flight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Flight. —We also regret to record the death of Mrs. Sarah Long, Clydach Bridge, wife of Mr. William Long, and sisterof Mr. Watkins, grocer, King-street. Dec-eased, who was 40 years ot age, had been ailing for many years past. She was buried at the cemetery on Monday amidst every manifestation of regret, the Revs. W. R. Edwards, pastor of Bethesda Congrega- tional Chapfl, and the Rev. Johnson, pastor of the Primitive Methodist Chapel, officiating. -u
DOWLAIS CHAMBER OF TRADE. Wednesday Mr. J. King Price in the chair.—A motion standing in the name of Mr. Thomas Evans with regard to the present train arrangements on the L. & N. W. Railway was allowed to stand over until the next meeting owing to the illness of the gentlemen named.—With regard to the proposal to secure a con- necting train ou trie Rhymney Railway the secretary, Mr. Harris, said that a letter had been received from the railway management, stating that at present the I' wish of the Chamwr could not be granted. In the first place the train if it were put on would cause considerable delay to one of the trains on the main line. That, however, was a small matter, The real I reason was that the railway company did not think that the amount of traffic to be secured by the putting on of the train asked for would not be commensurate with the cost of the train. The company stated that the matter would not be last sight of.—1 he President stated that a Committee of the Federated Chambers of Trade would be going to London at an early date, and they would include this matter in their pro- gramme of work.—The matter then dropped.—Mr. D. J. Davies then drew attention to the price of gas in Dowlais. As they all knew the Merthyr Gas Company had consented to reduce the price of gas by twopence in the thousand feet even without being asked, and if Merthvr could do that, Dowlais ought certainly to do so. tIe moved that the Secretary be instructed to write to the Gas Company asking them to reduce the price of gas to the same figure as that now charged by Merthyr.—The President cordially concurred with the proposition, but the Vice-president said that as the general meeting of the G:in Company would be held within the next fortnight nothing should he done until the meeting had been held.—The President did uot think this was the best way of treating the matter.—Mr. J. E. Samuel secouded the motion, which was carried unanimously.—It was decided that the banquet account be closed within the next month, and the meeting then terminated.
Gorresponfcence. LIBERALISM THE ENEMY OF THI- WORK 1NG CLASSES. Sn; Forward says I throw up the sponge, and "Unionist" says 1 "run away when tackled." Not a bit of it, gentlemen. I took up one point in Forward's" letter, and showed the absurdity and dishonestyofthetactica adopted by him. I pointed out that that the palaver of Tory smoking orators about trade, especially about local industry, is only an electioneering dodge, deliberately got up to bam- boozle the electors. The said Tory orators know very well that they are telling lies. But a Tory will in vent and circulate any amount of lies to eaten a vote. I profoundly admire the candour of Mr. Bertie Lewis and his pluck (for pluck it is, considering the tricks played by some of his more servile supporters) in saying that trade is not influenced by party govern- ment. Would that all the Tories of Merthyr Boroughs were blessed with the same spirit of honesty and rectitude As I have said, Itookuponepoint in Forward's" effusions, and set forth my view on that matter. To that view 1 adhere. When the full bearings of the subject wore exjiounded by me, "Forward" seemed ashamed of his doctrine, and he wobbled hither and thither, toning down his former utterances, and shifting his ground considerably. He is a clever writer, but he labours under the delusion that vehement abuse serves instead of argument. His letters, are as vulgar and truculent as they are long-winded. He tacks a nickname on his op|>onenr, and thinks he thereby demolishes his logic. 1 enjoy a bit of an argument now and then, but not with an adversary who, for lack of aignnienr, calls rue bad names, dances around me like a wild Indian, flourishes his tomahawk over my head, and shrieks and his-es like a possessed tom-cat. Pity Forward could not speak like a gentleman to gentlemen. I hope, Mr. Editor, he enjoys the figures you gave him last week. Never was a man so unmercifully trounced. 1 had quite forgotten that your space will be very precious this week, for is not "Unionist" going to send you las "programme?" This document will take up, I fear, quite a number of your columns. What will the "pro- gramme" be like, I wonder ? It is expected with breathless anxiety. How many of your readers, after perusing it, will feel DISGUSTED. PROGRESSIVE'S" letter unavoidably held over till next week, owing to pressure on our space.—ED. MR. BRACK EXPLAINS. Silt,—In your report of the Colliers' Conference, published in your last week's issue, I find that a Ply- mouth delegate reported that he asked Mr. Dau l Morgan and myself whether W6 were prepared to support the Merthyr men in getting a district of their own, and that both of us replied we were not. As this is absolutely incorrect, I sbonld liko to put the Plymouth delegate right, ior both Mr Morgan and myself stated that if the men in the Merthyr Valley wanted an association distinct and separate from the Aberdare Association, they should take a ballot, and if it was carried by a majority of the men in the valley to have an organisation for the Merthyr Valley District, and semrate from everyone else, we would advise the Amalgamated Society to recognise it as a branch in the same manner as any other organ- isation connected with that body would be. In fact, so much do I want to see the men in the Merthyr Valley organised, that I advised our two lodges there to cease their connection with our association, aud join hands with the majority, whether they joined the Aberdare Association, or formed a district of their own and as this was the reply I made to the ques- tion put to me at the hall the first Monday in January I hope the Plymouth delegate, the next time he asks questions, will be a little moie careful as to the answers. When he rants about the press taking 110 notice of poor workmen's questions, he is simply talking nonsense that does not requ re replying to.— Faithfully yours, W. BRACE. Newport, Mon.
THE MERTHYR COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICIALS. Sin,—When I penned a few lines to you the other week commending the actions of Mr. Dan Thomas and Mr, Evan Lewis upon the^Board, I never thought to rouse the ire of anyone. But I find, on perusing your paper for the 7th instant, that a person signing himself Pro Bono Publico has taken offence that Messrs. Thomas and Lewis find fault with our Surveyor and the cost to us aa ratepayers of his horse and trap, and advises them to treat the said Surveyor in a gentlemanly and civ il manner." Without following this irresponsible writer any further let him answer the following questions ;— Would the horse and trap cost the ratepayers such a high sum if the Surveyor lived in town, ratnerthanin another county ? Where are the thousand and one outlying portions of our district visited by him ? What are the number of assistants engaged ? Also how many articled assistants are there and the amount of premiums received for their tuition, and by whom ? I would gladly leave those questions to be dealt with by Mr. Dan 'Ihomas and Mr. Evan Lewis, as I am confident they will receive their careful considera- tion but inasmuch as Pro Bono Publico has, unsolicited, championed the thousand and one duties of our Surveyor, he is the person that can enlighten us upon the subject. Those questions will and must be looked carefully into, and 110 officer of the Board paid by the "ratepayers should he above criticism. Our street pavements are a disgrace to the town our sanitary condition is better, thanks to Dr. Dyke, 011 the whole, considering our rateable value, and the staSemployed. I unhesitatingly state that we are justified in asking our members to economise in every department, and to see that every officer of the Board is actually engaged full time in their service. I could touch upon other matters, such as the numlter of hours officials are engaged daily etc., but will leave those and other matters which sadly require reform to our fearless Dan and our only Evan.—I an>, W. LEWIS. P.S. —" Pin Bono Pubheo" can have my full address by applying to the editor on condition that he appends his proper name to his next effusion.—W.L. I [NOTE.— The address bent with the above letter is not the same as that sent with the previous one. Has « our coitespondcnt changed His residence ? — El>.l
[DEATH OF MR. THOMAS } JONES, J.P., DOWLAIS. Frightful to all men is Death—from of old called II King of Terrors," wrote the sage of Cbelsea some fifty years ago, and one could not help remembering the words on Monday morning, when the melancholy intelligence spread over Dowlais that on the previous night, Mr. Jones, the cashier of the Dowlais Iron Company had passed away. He was in his usual good health throughout last week, but on Saturday he complained that he had taken a cold, which, how- j over, was uot sufficiently severe to keep him away from his customary work, notwithstanding that Saturday was of course the busiest day of the week. I As the weather on Sunday was bitterly cold Mr. Jones remained indoors, but his health was seemingly as good as ever. About half-past nine o'clock at nigut he was seated in the dining-room, when hd told his niece, Mrs. Arnold, a daughter of the late Mr. Kelly, Cardiff, and wife of Mr. Arnold, ot the Uni- II versity College, that he felt a chill at the back. She advised him to move his chair nearer to the fire, and placed an antimacassar on her uncle's back. He seemed then to be quite comfortable, and was evi- I dently enjoying the cigar which he smoked. Sud- denly Mrs. Arnold noticed him lean forward in his chair, and a great change came over him. She at once summoned Mr. D. W. Jones, solicitor, who was at home at the time, and the latter noticing the serious change in the condition of his father, applied brandy as a restorative and sent for medical assis- tance. Dr. Howard Jones and Dr. Stewart C. Cress- well arrived on the scene with commendable prompti- tude, but it was too late. Mr. Jones died in less than a quarter of an hour after having been attacked,with- out uttering a groan or a cry of any kind. Dr. W. Wat-kin Jones, another son of the deceased who had also been summoned to his father's aid from Merthyr, arrived a few minutes later. The doctors certified that death was due to syncope, or failure of the heart's action, and it was not therefore necessary to ¡ hold an inquest upon the body. It was a melancholy fact that at the time of the sad occurrence Mre. Jones | was away on the Riviera, whither she had gone with j her sister, Mrs. Kelly, who was unwell. Mis. Jont* had left home believing, like everybody else, that her hustand was in excel- lent health, and the very last man who might be expected to be so suddenly cut down. She returns to her home to find it a house of mourning. Mr. Thomas Jones, who was 61 years of age, was tho son of Mr. Howell Jones, of the Vaynor, the Joneses of Vaynor being one of the 1 jest-known Joneses of Vaynor being one of the best-known families in the district. He had been for nearly fifty I years in the service of the Dowlais Iron Company. Forty-four yeais ago he entered the Dowlais Office and passed through the whole routine of business in thatgteat department until about 21 years ago, when he was appointed head cashier, perkaps the most responsible position of any connected with the gigantic ¡ industries of Lord Wimliorne. This post he occupied until the time of his death. It is worthy of mention I as exemplifying Mr. Jones' general good health and devotion to duty, that ho was not absent for a day from his work for many years past, not, we believe, since his severe illness some ten or a dozen years ago. Mr. Jones was regarded with the greatest esteem, we might, with truth say, affection by all classes in the town the management, it is needless to say, relied implicitly upon him, while of the "leaser lights" in theomce there was not one who would not willingly do any amount of extra work, if only The Cashier," < as he was familiarly called, wanted it done. Never do we rememljer a single member of the office staff say an unkind word of the geutleman who has now passed beyond the veil. Nor was it only on account of his straightforward treatment of the men alone that the deceased gentleman was so universally es- teemed. Every movement that was set on foot for the advancement of the tastes of the people, or for their amusement or for the relief of distress, found iu him one of the staunchest supporters. He was one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the annual Christ- mas dinner to the poor, and he subscribed hand- somely to the fund. When, too, the present High Constable got together his Cilfynydd Explosion Relief Fund Committee, Mr. Jones was one of the very first to join it, and his contribution to the Dow- lais Fund amounted to the handsome sum of £10. Thus, and in a hundred similar ways did Mr. Jones show his sympathy and render his support in the time of ueed. In politics Mr. Jones was a Liberal, and though a Churchman, Nonconformity found no stronger supporter in financial matters tfian he. In musical matters there was no stronger supporter of the old town than the late gentleman and his family, Since the establishment of tbe Philharmonic Society, the Jones' family has been its strongest individual patrons, and for the recent Handel Festival they purchased more tickets than any other family in the town or out of it. Only last week—two or three evening", before the arm of tho Reaper fell—a couple of friends of the society waited upon the deceased gentleman to solicit his supi>ort for the Excelsior 1 Minstrels, and again he was found to be the best individual supporter iu the town. On that occasiou Mr. J ones expressed his deep regret at ftio financial failure of the recent great j 1 festival, and asked several questions about the choir and its future projects. Looking at the multitude of good works in which Mr. Jones took a part, and the handsome manner in •" which he and his family patronised every movement ill the town, one need not wonder at their immense f popularity. This popularity was shown most unmis- t-akably on the night of the first County Council election for the VaynorDivisionof Breconshire, when Mr. Jones ( defeated Mr. W. M. North, the Merthyr Stipendiary, ( by one solitary vote. The demonstration which hailed the triumph of the cashier that night was one of the most remarkable ev er seen in the town. REFERENCES AT THE POLICE COURT. On Monday, reference was made, at the Merthyr Police-court, to the deatli of the departed gentleman, and Mr. C. H. Jamcfsaid that on behalf of himself 1 and his fellow magistrates he would pay that it was 1 with very great regret that they heard of the death of 1 Mr. Thomas Jones, J.P., The Hafod, Dowlais. Mr. Jones had held a very prominent position in Dowlais, j and would be greatly missed. He (Mr. James) felt sorry that there were not a larger number of magis- trates upon the Bench that day, but he could only ex- press the dee]) regret they felt at the sudden death of Mr. J ones. j
PUBLIC REFERENCES. J Mr. William Morgau, J.P., Pant, presided at a ( Cymru Fydd meeting held at Dowlais on Tuesday < evening, and before commencing the business of the meeting he said that as that was the first public meet- ing held in Dowlais since the sad occurrence of Sun- 1 day last, lie would move the following resolution, viz. :—" That this meeting desires to express its heartfelt sympathy with Mrs. Jones, The Hafod, aud her family in the trying circumstances in which they are placed through the loss of a loving husband and a tender father, and it joins with them in mourning the removal of a worthy and honourable citizen it also commends Mrs. Jones and family to the care of Almighty God, Who alone is able to succour them in j their present sore affliction." He said that the news of Mr. Jones' death had cast a gloom over the town, and had plunged all who knew him into the depths of i sorrow. Mr. Jones was a. staunch Liberal, and it was as a Liberal candidate that he had won the County j Council election in Vaynor district six years ago.— The resolution having been seconded and supjxirted byworkingmet), Mr. Allen Upward said he could not j allow the resolution to be put to the meeting without joining in the expression of grief at the death of one i who was a shining light amonj them. The deceased gentleman was a Liberal in spite of the fact that he J had nothing to gain by a profession of those prin- j ciples, but rather much to lose thereby. He felt with the previous speakers that Dowlais bad indeed sus- tained a great loss by the death of Mr. Jones, and he joined them in extending his sympathy to the family in their sorrow. — The resolution was then put to the meeting and carried in solemn silence, all present ris- ing to their feet.—Mr. William Morgan promised to convey the message of sympathy to the family of the deceased. Towards the close of the rehearsal held by the Dowlais Philharmonic Society, on Tuesday evening, the conductor, Mr. Harry Evans, A.R.C.O., alluded to the death of Mr, JOIKS. He said that all Dowlais was mourning the loss of that gentleman, and to the members of the Philharmonic Society his death had been a particularly heavy blow. There was no greater supporter of the choir ilt Dowlais than the late gen- tleman he was at all times ready and willing to aid them, and no other inhabitant had been so liberal in his patronage of the choir's concerts than he. They all sympathised with the family in their irrevocable loss. I he speaker concluded by moving a vote of condolence with the family. This was seconded by Mr. Evan Rees Evans, and was passed in the same solemn manner as the vote passed at the meeting noticed above. Mr. Harry Evans said he had been informed that the funeral would be a public one, and it would take place on Friday afternoon. He should like if the society would show their respect for the deceased gentleman in the only manner that was left them, namely, by attending the obsequies in force, and if necessary, to take part in the singing. The choir unanimously resolved to act upon the sugges- tion of the conductor, and there can be no doubt that all who can leave their work 011 Friday afternoon, will accompany the remains of the deceased gentleman in their last earthly journey. At the.Plymouth and Cyiarthfa colliers" conference, held at the Globe Inn, Merthyr, on Tuesday night, a vote of condolence with the relatives of Mr. T. Jones was unanimously passed. There was a full attendance of members at the rehearsal of the Dowlais Temperance Chair held on Tuesday evening at the Dowlais Infants' School. Mr. Tom George proposed a vote of condolence with the family of Mr, Jones in the bereavement which has fallen upon them since Sunday last. This was seconded by Mr. J. J. Powell and supported by several other speakers, all of whom referred to the lo--s which every musical movement in tho towu had sustained by the death of its most liberal supporter. The vote was passed in the same manner as that in the Philharmonic Society. At the usual monthly meeting of the Dowlais Chamber of Trade held last (Wednesday) evening, the president, Mr. J. King Price, said that since the I last meeting of the Chamber one of the best known and most useful men in the town had passed away in the per-on of Mr, Thomas Jones, the Hafod. Mr. < Jones was not a member of the Chamber, but he took, ¡ as everybody knew, a deep interest in all matters I relating to the advancement of the town. He (the speaker) and Mr. Jones were co-treasurers of the Christmas dinner fund, and the deceased gentleman took a very deep interest, in that movement. Those who had worked with him would miss him very sadly in their future meetings. Not only tr, the Christmas dinner committee, but to every other movement in the town Mr. Jones lent his valuable support. He (the speaker) moved the following x-esolution :— That the Dowlais Chamber of Trade desire to express condolence with Mrs. Jones and all the mem- ¡1ers of the Hafod family in their very sad bereave- ment, the sudden death of Mr. Thomas Jones having occasioned a wave of sorrow in the town and neigh- bourhood." The resolution-was seconded by Mr. D. C. Evans, vice-president, and was supported by Mr. William Morgan, J.P., and Mr. J. V>. Tomkins, all those gentlemen sjjeak'ng in terms of the warmest eulogy of the services rendered by Mr. Jones to various movements, and of his personal character. The resolution was carried in the usuijl way, and Mr. William Harris, the honorary secretary, was asked to convey the vote to the family.
THE FUNERAL. The remains of Mr. Jones were placed in a shell coffin on Monday, and the funeral will take place t>moriow (Friday) afternoon. The arrangements will 1)0 carried out by Mr. David Davies, head of the Dowlais Company's carpenters. The funeral will take place at three o'clock, and being of a public character it is likely to be one of the largest ever seen in the town. The interment will take place in the Pant Cemetery.
MERTHYR SHOP ASSISTANTS AND THEIR GRIEVANCES. Last night (Wednesday) a meeting of Merthyr shop assistants was held at Morlais Baptist Chapel, for the purpose of hearing addressee on the question of the hours of shop assistants. There was a good attend- ance. The chair was occupied by Colcnel D. R. Lewis, and he was supported by Mr. Spencer Jones, president of the Union of Shop Assistant*; Mr Parr, Cardiff; Mrs. Jayne Rees, Swansea; Mrs. Peter Williams, Mrs. Emma Williams (lady Guar- dians), and several Nonconformist ministers. The Chairman delivered a very appropriate sjieech, remarking that there was a good deal of reason for forming an association ia Merthyr, because the assist- ants had very little time for recreation (applause). Mrs. Jayne Rees proposed a resolution condemning the present system of long hours as being injurious to the welfare of the assistants, and calling upon them to do their utmost to bring about a reformation in this respect. Mrs. Rees said she was a socialist, though not one who would have a revolution except for the betterment of the condition of the employes. She ridiculed the idea of terming assistants hands who were treated as though they had no hodies or souls, but to some extent blamed the assistants for their apathy, She hoped the chairman would bring the grievances of the assistants before the Chamlier of Trade, and endeavour to improve their position morally and socially. Mr. F. Beddoe seconde(I the resolution. If the em- ployer- would not do their assistants justice by per- I' suasion, they would get an armed force-a union—to attack them tooth and nail. He thought assistants should be )Mud overtime, and strongly deprecated the "living in system," in consequence of the short time for meals allowed male and female assistants. Mr. Spencer J one* supjwrted the proposition in an eloquent speech. Though the Union of Shop Assistants had been in existence only 18 months, the income last year exceeded Ll,200, and they had paid JB230 to the out-of-employment and sick fund (applause). The society had also paid L2 to the secretary of one of the branches who was victimized by his employer. The question of shop assistants grievances was older than anyone in that room, but the reason their Union was not stronger to-dav was because every shop assistant in England and Wales had blundered they had shown an apathy which was not characteristic of any other worker in the United Kingdom. The speaker pointed out the need of individual effort, and hoped every assistant in Merthyr and district would do hit or her utmost for theii own betterment, and therefore for the benefit of all. The resolution was eatried with acclimation, and speeches were afterwards delivered by Mrs. Peter Williams, Mrs. Emma Williams, Mr. Purr, and Mr. W. Rees. The usual votes of thanks terminated the meeting.
THE LATE MR, HENRY LEWIS. PUBLIC REFERENCES. A special meeting of the District Council was con- vened and held on Wednesday, to consider what steps should be taken by the Council with regard to being represented at itlr. Henry Lewis's funeral. The Clerk read the following letter from the Chairman:— Pentrebach House, Merthyr Tydfil, 13th February, 1895. My Dear Sir,—Will you please convey to the members of the Council this afternoon, my regret that in consequence of a severe cold, I am unable to preside at your meeting. It is a melancholy privilege for any public body, so soon after election, to tender the expression of their heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved family of one of their members. I am sure that there will be but one feeling among the councillors that, in Mr. Henry Lewis we had a careful and conscientious colleague, whose absence from the future delit)erations of the Council will be sorely felt. The Council will doubtless pass a resolution of condolence with Mrs. Lewi" and her family, and make arrangements for souie of our members to pay a last tribute of re- pect by attending the funeral to-morrow. At the same time, I trust. that another resolution may he passed expressing the Council's sympathy with the vice-chairman and his family at the decease of his father, which appsars to bava been so un- expected. Under all these circumstances, may I suggest the adjournment of the Council until next week. Believe me, yours very truly, THOMAS HENRY BAILEY. It was rtsolved that the members of the Council should all meet at the Council Chambes prior to the funeral and march with the cortege.-It was also igreed that as many of the councillors as could attend the funeral of the late Mr. Jones, J.P., the Hafod, Dowlais, the father of Mr. D. W. Jones, the vice- L-hairuian of the Council, should represent the Coun- cil at the funeral. All other business was adjourned. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE OF DOWLAIS SINGERS. Our Dowlais correspondent writes:—I hav e received a letter which recounts some terrible experi- ?nces gone through by two of the l)t',t;t known of our Dowlais singers, namely, Miss Magsie Dav ies and Mr. Johu Sandbrook. Both were leading singers in Madame Belle Cole's concert [Mrty, and on Tuesday, last week, they sang with considerable success in Ediuburgh, from which place they started next morniug to fulfil an engagement at Inverness. But the terrible weather which prevailed all over thecountrywas at its worst in Scotland, for a blinding snowstorm was blowing, and the train had not gone far into the bleak country before it came to a complete standstill, and the storm raging as fiercely as ever the train was buried under the snow. After much exertion, how- ever, the snow was removed, the track cleared, and che journey was resumed after a delay of some hours. Further along the road the train was again buried in the snow drift, and the digging out operations had to be undertaken once more. As may bo imagined, the party wo* more dead than alive when the train finally reached Strathspey about fourteen hours late. During the whole of the terrible journey, the singers had absolutely no refreshments of any kind, except what they had brought from Edinburgh, and they were moreover almost frozen to death. Meanwhile the promoters of the concert had chartered a special train which they sent on to Elgin, hoping that the singers would arrive in the latter place at least only a few hours later. They also opeued the doors of the hall at Inverness, aud the public were admitted but fit eleven o'clock that night the singers were quite fifty miles awav. After taking a much needed rest, Miss Maggie Davies journeyed on to fulfil an engage- ment in Aberdeen. The news of her terrible experi- ience had preceded her, and she received a welcome the enthusiasm of which was unmistakable, bespeak- ing the people's delight at the escape of the singer. By Sunday, Miss Davies had left Scotland, and was =afely back in tbe City of York. She says she has had many better experiences of travelling during her professional career, but that of last week was the most terrible of all. -+- INTERESTING PRESENTATION AT MOUNTAIN ASH. At the Jefferies Arms Hotel, on Thursday evening last, a very interesting presentation took place, the recipient being Mr. J. M. Greenhow, mechanical engineer, CwmpennarCollieries, who is leaving for New Tredegar, under the same company. Mr. Gwilym Jones, manager, was voted to the chiir, and the v ice was ably filled by Mr. James Martin, successor to Mr. Greenhow, at Cwnipennar. Mr. Samuel Jones, Alieraman, made the first presentation, which con- sisted of a handsome massive gilt striking clock, with ornaments to match. A purse of gold had also been subscribed, and was handed to Mr. Greenhow by Mr. Robert Wright, an old workman at the colliery. In connection with the quoit club, of which Mr. Green- how was a warm supporter, the members marked his leaving by presenting a small gold quoit as a token of regard. Mr. David Jones, captain of the club, very fittingly made the presentation. Mr. Greenhow thanked them in feeling terms for their great kindness to himself and wife, and assured them that they should ever think of their many friends at Mountain Ash. The whole of the articles were supplied by Mr. H. Collver, jeweller, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash. METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER. Rccorded at Brvnteg. Approximate height above sea level, 685 feet. Date. Direction of R;iin- Thrrmomrlcr Reading. Wind fall- Max. Min. Wet. Dry. Feb. 7 SE '0 27 16 18 19 8 SE -0 27 15 18 19 9 E .8 30 13 19 20 10 E .0 27 22 24 24 11 E -0 29 22 24 24 12 N '0 38 16 20 21 15 E -0 36 14 20 20
OUt HEALTH IN WINTER.—Dr. Andrew Wilson, writing in Lloyd's Ki r on diet, says: "The teaching of nature should never be neglected, and in the matter of winter food let us set: we are nut wiong, and takei-umcient fat, for the changes that result in the wear and tear of our bodies are lessened in inten- sity by the fat of food, and the need for flesh is alway* less when fat fornts a due proportion of our diet." The Doctor proceeds to enumerate natural pr xlucts that are admirable, among them "C-ocoa" with it" contained C-ocoa Butter. Relatively to this it may be said that Epp'I, PREPARED COCOA retains all the con- stituents of tbe natural Cocoa, including the oil or butter, intact. ^SEEVE WORRY. DCTRKSSION.—Quinine the onlv remedv "Pepper's" Quinine and Iron dispels all rere Double Wu:be Pjpper's Qu ine. A DnwIinTL FL.)l'R. Cr:¡.eroft's Areca-Xut Tooth Paste. This delicious Aromatic Dentrifriee makes the Enamel of the Teeth white, sound, and polished 1!J¡e ivory It is exceedingly fragrant. Cracroti's Paste is now seld in &1 Pots. TlvAPES-MEX'is Billheads, Memos Handbills, 1-abels Window Bills, etc., done in best sivle and with despatch AL IHC TIMES PRINTING WORKS. JOIN STKE-T, MEFTHTB Ks ltuiUes given for all kinds of work.
All kiwis of printing eon be don? J1,,<\tl. rheaply and ex- peditioualv ai tfee Tiwes Printing Works, Merthyr. liiTrt attention is paid to tVi« smallest as well a the largest job.— Apply to tbe Manager.
Zoo Xatc for Classification. RHYMNEY. LEASEHOLD PROPERTY FOR SALE. MR. JOHN FORRESTER has received in- btructions to SELL BY AUCTION*, at the CASTLE HOTEL, RHYMNEY, on TarssDAT. the 28TH FEBRUARY, 1895, at Seven o'clock in the Evening, subject to such Conditions of Sale as will be then read, in the following or such other lots as may he determined on at the time of Sale, the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTY, NAMELY: Lot 1. —All those Three Cottages and Premises, situate and being NOB. 15, 16, and 17, Yard-row, Rhymnev, now in the occupation of Thos. Jenkins, David Davies, aud Thomas Williams, as monthly tenants, producing a rental of JE27 14s. 8d. per annum. This Lot is held under Lease for a term of 99 years, from the 29tb day of September, 1852, subject to an annual ground rent of JEI 19s. Id. There is a shed at the rear belonging to No. 17. Lot 2.—All those Three Cottages and Premise, situate and being Noa. 18, Ie, and 20, Yard-row, Rhymnev, now in the occupation of David Jones, t. Coughlin, and Zachariah Roberts, as monthly tenants, producing a rental of JE24 9s. 8d. per annum. This Lot is held under Lease for a term of 99 years, from the 24th day of June, 1840, subject to an annual ground rent of £2 12s. lid. Lot 3.—All that Cottage and Premises, situate and being No. 21., Yard-row, Rhymney, now in the occu- pation of Thomas Farrow, as monthly tenant, pro- ducing a rental of jBC 19s. lOd. per annum. Thi:. Lot is held under Lease for a term of 99 years, from the 29th day of September, 1857. subject to an annual ground rent of 16s. For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, 50, Glebeland-street, Merthyr Tydfil or to Messrs. FRANCIS, STANTON, k PARNALL, Solicitors, Skinner-street Chambers, Newport, Mon. or to L. OVERSTONE, Esq., Solicitor, Dock-stieet, Newport, Mon. 2894 DOWLAIS. SALE OF LEASEHOLD PROPERTY. MR. JOHN FORRESTER has received instruc- tions to SELL BY AUCTION, at the IVOR CASTLE INN, DOWLAIS, on WEDNESDAY, the 27TH or FEBRUARY, 1895, at 7 o'clock in the eren- ing, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then produced, in the following or such other lot3 as may be determined on at the time of sale, the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTY, NAMELY Lot 1.—All those three cottages and premises, situate and being Nos. 3, 4, and 5, Mount Pleasant- street, Dowlais, now in tbe occupation of Daniel Da vies, David Davies, and David Davies, as monthly tenants, producing a rental of £20 9s. per annum. Lot 2.-All those four cottages and premises, situate and being Nos. 34 and 35, Walter-street, and Nos. 1 and 2, Mount Pleasant-street, Dowlais, now in the occupation of Mary Thomas, Ev an Edwards,Mrs. Badger, and David Evans, as monthly tenants, pro- ducing a rental of JB25 0s. 6d. per annum. Lot 1 is held under lease for a term of 55 years, from the 1st day of November, 1894, tmbjecfc to an annual ground rent of JS3 0:4. 8d. Lot 2 is held under lease for a term of 99 years from the 1st day of November, 1850, Bubjeet to an annual ground rent of £1178. 6d. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, 30, Glebeland-street, Merthyr Tydfil or to MESSRS. FRANCIS, STANTON & PARNALL, Solicitors, Skinner-street Chambers, Newport, Mon., or to L. OVERSTONE, ESQ., Solicitor, Dock-street, Newport, Mon. [2893 N THE TIMES" PRINTING COMPANY, MEKTHYK. ALL KIN0a W PRINTING EXEUL'XLL wnll rROMTTNESS A>T« AT MODERATE PRICES. POSTERS, PROGRAMMES, HANDBILLS, BILLHEADS, MEMORANDUMS, CLUB STATEMENTS, CONTRIBUTION CARDS, And all kinds uf General Printing. The Printing executed at the TIMES'" Ottice is acknowledged to be the neatest and mo>t artistic in the district. AN INSPECTION OF .SPECI- MENS INVITED. "TIMES" OFFICE, MERTHYR. "J d