MOUNTAIN ASH SECOND ANNUAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL EISTEDDFOD EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 6TH, 1896. CHIEF CHORAL COÑIPETITION-" When His Loud Voice in Thunder Spoke (Handel's Jeplitlia). PRIZE, £100. MALE VOICE COMPETITION—"The War Horse (D. Jenkins). FIRST PRIZE, 9.10; SECOND PRIZE, £10. JUVENILE CHOIR COMPETITION- Come, Praise your Lord and Saviour (T. Price). FIRST PRIZE, £ 10 SECOND PRIZE, £ O. BRASS BAND COMPETITION Selection, Maritana." FIRST PRIZE, £18; SECOND PRIZE, £ 12; THIRD PRIZE, £7; FOURTH PRIZE, 23. FIFE BAND COMPETITION Selectioii, "Gems of Welsh Melodies." FIRST PRIZE, £ 12; SECOND PRIZE, PS THIRD PRIZE, 24 FOURTH PRIZE, £2. TROPHIES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTORS. Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, and Bass Solos, £ 2 2s. each. Quartet, 93 3s. Trios, Duets, Pianoforte Solo, B2 2s. Violin Solo, £1 Is, ADJUDICATORS VOCAL Signor RANDEGGER, London D. JENKINS, Fa i., M'.s. Bac., Aberystwyth R. C. JENKINS, Esq. RHYS THOMAS, Esq., F.T.S.C., Ystradgynlais. BANDS WALTER REYNOLDS, Esq., Burton Latimer, Kettering. AMBULANCE COMPETITIONS, WATER COLOUR PAINTING, AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY, FREEHAND DRAWING, WRITING, ESSAYS, WOOD CARVING. NEEDLEWORK, AND VARIOUS OTHER COMPETITIONS. TIMBERING COMPETITIONS. For full particulars see official T. INTLLIAMS, E. LEWIS, and D. Hon. Sees. E THE COMING CONCERT SEASON. ALL CONCERT GIVERS ARE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED THAT MR. DAN DAVIES AND HIS CELEBRATED CONCERT PARTY ARE NOW OPEN TO ACCEPT ENGAGEMENTS FOR HIGH-CLASS CONCERTS! AT MODERATE TERMS. The Party (Numbering Twelve Selected Voices) consists of well- known Artistes, including Madame MILES-BEYNON, Miss CLAUDIA THORNEY, Mr. SANDFORD JONES, and others, Who will render Solos, Duetts, Trios, Quartettes, and Glees. The Party is specially trained by the Veteran Conductor of the Mer- thyr Choral Society, Mr. DAN DAVIES. Accompanist—Mr. D. C. WILLIAMS, Professor of Music. All communications to the Manager-Mr. JOHN BEYNON, Avenue Cottage, Gwaelodygarth, Merthyr. A MONSTRE TWO DAYS EISTEDDFOD (UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE) ( -LT Will be held in a SPACIOUS MARQUEE TO ACCOMMODATE 12,000 PERSONS, AT BRYNMAWR, On MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE, 1st and 2nd, 1896, WHEN UPWARDS OF £350 WILL BE OFFERED IN PRIZES. CHIEF COMPETITIONS: £ 8. d. CHIEF CHORAL—For Choirs not under 150 voice?, "Ye Nations" (Mendelssohn) Prize 100 0 0 And a valuable English Silver Lever Watch, suitably engraved for the successful conductor. iMALE VOICE-For Parties not under 60 voices, Destruction of Gaza (L De Rille) 1st Prize 25 0 0 2nd Prize 5 0 0 JUVENILE CHOIR (Children under 16)—For Choirs not under 60 voices, 12 Adults allowed to take the Tenor and Bass Parts-" O Praise God in His Holiness" (T. Ik-vies, E,jhw™^m 7 0 0 1st Prize 7 0 0 2nd Prize 3 0 0* A Metronome value 21s., will be presented by Mrs. Davies, Ebbw Vale (from whom copies may be had), to the successful conductor winning the firat prize. KB.-There will also be 14 SOLO PRIZES of 2 Guineas each as well as Quartet ( £ 4 Prize) and Duet (3 Guineas), BRASS BAND-" Gems of Scotia" (Round). First Prize, £20, Second, 212 Third, 26; Fourth, £ 4. This competition will be carried on strictly under the South Wales and Monmouthshire Association Rules. DRUM and FIVE BAND—"Gems of English Melodies" (Round.) First Prize, 27; Second, J63. Handsome Timepiece and Photo will he given by Messrs. Kendall and Dent, Jeweller?, London, to the conductor winning the first prize. ALSO SPECIAL VIOLIN SOLO Violin Solo for Children (Guinea Prize); and Two Pianoforte Solos (One Guinea and Two Guineas respectively). Also Prizes for Essay and Recitations. Programmes now ready, One Penny each, by Post lid., may be had of the Secretary, "POWELL," Eisteddfod Committee-room, Brynmawr. RICHARDSON & CO., THE POPULAR Ballroom Decorators, Bazaar Fitters & Illuminators TRADE STREET, PENARTH ROAD, CARDIFF, HAVE undoubtedly the LARGEST and BEST SELECTED STOCK OF DECORATIONS IN WALES, suitable for Ballrooms, Bazaars, and Banqueting Halls. Decorators to the Principal Ball Committees in Glamorganshire. Contractors for Royal Visits, Agricultural Shows, Coming-of.Age Festivities, Garden Parties, Eisteddfodau, etc. TRIUMPHAL ARCHES & VENETIAN MASTS ERECTED AT SHORTEST NOTICE. Royal Arms, Prince of Wales Plumes, Heraldic Shields, Flags, Banners, Illumination Lamps and Lanterns, for Sale or Hire. TABLING, SEATING, & CARPETING TO ANY SIZED BUILDING. Writw for Designs and Estimates to- RICHARDSON & CO., Decorators, DISTANCE NO OBJECT. CARDIFF. New Iron Frame PIANOFORTE. Full Trichord. Check Action. Latest Improvements. Handsome Rosewood or Walnut Case. Sent FREE to any station on receipt of Cash— £ 21—Cash. 10 Years Warranty Given. AMEBIC AN ORGANS, Finest Makers, irom JBO to jeloo. HARMONIUMS. Special Church Damp Resisting, from f4 to zeeo. SKILFUL TUNERS Sent Everywhere. HEINS & CO., BRECON. ALSO AT HEREFORD, ABERGAVENNY, and ROSS. 1 avi.FHOM5» LonoK is inimical to every kind of Spot, Blotch, ymb, Pimple Eczematous Roughness and Cracking; also absolutely destructive of a germs causing trouble to the tkiM Advt. Thtt nile toll of clothes, go perfectly clean, .1 MATCHLESS CLEANSER'S been used hat 18 easily All kladi of printing can be done neatly, cheaply and ex- Mditioosly at the Timet Printing Works, Merthyr. Every ■ttcntioD w paid to the imallest M woll » the largest Job. Apply tf thl XMUTtf. Eppifs COCOAINE.—Cocoa-Nib Extract. 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(Late PHILLIPS & EVANS), 126, High-street & Market Square, Merthyr, Always have in Stock a good assortment of Goods in the following Departments, at prices that cannot be undersold— BLACK AND COLOURED DRESS MATERIALS, Black and Coloured Silks, Umbrellas, Furs, Boas, &c., MILLINERY, MANTLES, JACKETS, AND CLOAKS, LADIES' & CHILDREN'S UNDERCLOTHING, CORSETS, Kid and Fabric Gloves, Laces, Ribbons, Hosiery, Trimmings, Haber- dashery, Flannels, Flannelettes, Calicoes, Longcloths, Prints, Sateens, Oxford Shirtings. Furnishing Goods, Carpets & Carpet Squares, Linoleums AND OILCLOTHS, RUGS, MATS, ETC., ALSO LACE CURTAINS & COLOURED TAPESTRY & CHENILLE CURTAINS AND TABLE COVERS. DAMASK TABLECLOTHS, CRETTONNES, DIMITIES, &c. AND IN THE GENTLEMEN'S DEPARTMENT Will be found a LARGE STOCK of WOOLLEN SUITINGS, SERGES, & TROWSER- INGS, GENTLEMEN'S TIES, COLLARS, SHIRTS, SILK & FELT HATS. Dressmaking, Millinery, and Tailoring on the Premises. IMPORTANT NOTICE. It will pay you to read this through carefully. THE HAT HOUSE CSESS?) MERTHYR TYDFIL GREAT SALE OF DRAPERY AND OUTFITTING. IMMENSE BARGAINS AND REDUCTIONS W THOMAS lias pleasure in announcing that his FIRST ANNUAL SALE will Ixjgin on • SATURDAY NEXT, and continue for ONE MONTH. The whole of the GOODS have been REDUCED and the CLOTHING and DRAPERY will be Sold at prices'that will ensure speedy sale to make room for our Spring Goods, W. T. desires to call SPECIAL ATTENTION to the fact that the goods are all New and Latest Style. A SPECIAL LINE IN TRIMMED MILLINERY, PARIS FASHIONS, AT LESS THAN HALF-PRICK. UNTRIMMED BONNETS AND HATS IN GREAT VARIETY, To be Sold Regardless of Cost. SPECIAL ATTRACTION.—In order to advertise the Sale, W. THOMAS has decided to offer Three Prizes to the Customers who spend the largest amounts during the Sate :— 1st Prize-Mahogany Dressing Table, with Looking Glass attached. 2nd Prize-Rocking Chair. 3rd Prize-Counterpane. These articles will be displayed in the Windows prior to the Sale. Don't miss this opportunity of get- ting a Mahogany Dressing Table Free. The Reductions w* have made will be found sufficient to bring the General Public to this Sale. Come and see for yourselves. All Country Orders must be accompanied with Remittance. DO NOT MISS THIS GRAND OPPORTUNITY. NOTICE THE NAME WILLIAM THOMAS (Late D. J. EVANS), GENERAL DRAPER & OUTFITTER, THE HAT HOUSE (OPPOSITE THE rOST OFFICE), MERTHYR. THE MERTHYR FURNISHING COMPANY, GREAT STOCK-TAKING SALE. Substantial Reductions Grand Selections Bedroom Suites Reduced. Parlour Suites Reduced. Bedsteads and Bedding Reduced. Sideboards, Overmantels, and Brass Fenders Reduced. Good Opportunity for Cash Buyers. Best Manufactured Goods. BEST SELECTION and FREE DELIVERY. MERTHYR FURNISHING CO., MARKET SQUARE BUILDINGS (Opposite POLICE STATION), MERTHYR. MAKES Boots and Harness ■ -"J- waterproof as a duck's back and soft as velvet. Adds three times to the wear and allows pol- W-P MEDAL Hiifwrn Tins 2d., 6d., Is., and 3s. 6d. all Bootmakers, Saddlers, Breather Sellers, &c. [106-204 MATCHLESS CLEANSER has swept awar A thousand worries at Washing Day. The Mcrthur Timet Office is the only Society Offiee in this district. No Sweating. Ae regards wages, hours and apprentice?, the rules of the Manchester Typographical Association are adhered to, and this a guarantee to the public that the establishment is conducted on fair and humane principles. Gcod printing, for charges which are strictly moderate. .-J- SALE NO. 184. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TR, 1896. AUCTION MART, COURT STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. SALE OF FIRST-CLASS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, BEDDING, AND EFFFCTS. MESSRS. H. W. HARRIS AND SON WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at their convenient Auction Mart, Court-street, Merthyr Tydfil, THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN EVERY MONTH, A VARIETY OF USEFUL AND WELL-MADE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PIANO, PIER GLASSES, BEDDING, AND EFFECTS, CONSIGNED FOR SALE. The Auctioneers would call purchasers' special attention to these Monthly Sales, they now having been established for many years, and the Goods that have been purchased at them have given satisfaction to all. They also beg to state that Goods can be purchased any day privately if desired. The Goods are On view the day previous and Morning of Sale, and are well worth the attention of purchasers. Goods packed or stored free of charge and every care taken to give satisfaction. SALE WILL COMMENCE AT 2 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON. PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED. Auctioneers' Offices, The Auction Mart, Merthy TydfiL To-night.] [To-night. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS. OVER 80 SUCCESSFUL CONCERTS GIVEN IN AMERICA. All Lovers of the Divine Art will be delighted to know that MADAME CLARA NOVELLO DAVIES AND HER ROYAL WELSH LADIES' CHOIR HAVE BEKN BOOKED AT GREAT EXPENSE TO GIVE A GRAND EVENING CONCERT IN THE DRILL HALL, MERTHYR, TO-NIGHT, Feb. 20 FIRST APPEARANCE IN THIS DISTRICT AFTER THEIR REMARKABLE SUCCESSES IN AMERICA. PRICES OF ADMISSION :— Reserved Seats, 3/ First Seats, 2/ Second Seats, 1/- Proceeds in aid of the Fuuds of the Merthyr and Dowlais Branch of the National Union of Shop Assistants. TICKETS may be had of the Committee, or from Mr. W. REES, Secretary, 50, High-street, Merthyr. Plan of Reserved Seats may be seen at Mr. B. R. S. FROST'S, Stationer, High-street. [3674 THIS IS GENUINE AND FOR 28 DAYS ONLY. OWING to extension of premises, and stocktaking, we shall offer, at prices that must sell, OURENTIRE STOCK at from 15 to 30 per cent. reduction. DINING-ROOM FURNITURE DRAWING-ROOM FURNITURE BEDROOM SUITES BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING CURTAINS AND CARPETS FOR CASH ONLY. THE MOST GENUINE FURNITURE SALE EVER ADVERTISED. FOR 28 DAYS ONLY. SEE OUR WINDOWS DAILY FOR EXAMPLES Of the reductions we offer. Each article will show its original value and its present price. CUSTOMERS CAN SEE FOR THEMSELVES THE PRICES OF ALL GOODS. TRAPNELL AND GANE, 38 & 41, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. ALL GOODS CARRIAGE PAID. public announcements. MARKET SQUARE CHURCH. NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD. PREACHER.—REV. J. G. JAMES. Morning Subject—" Maiden, Arise." Evening Subject—Young People's Sermon. Soloist—Miss Claudia. Thomey, L.R.A.M. Merthyr Working Men's Building Society. THE 49TH APPROPRIATION BY BALLOT Will be held at the Offices of the above Society on TUESDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 25TH. Chair will be taken at 8 o'clock by Mr. EVAN MORRIS, Wellington-street, Merthyr. MARK "Dl WYDRYDD-Y-CYMRY. PARRY AND ROOKE, WELSH WOOLLEN MANUFACTURERS SWANSEA. Manufacturers of guaranteed Welsh Hosiery, Flannels, Knitting Yarns. 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Special Engagement of MISS MAB KESSLER, The charming Vocalist and Champion Lady Cornet Soloist. First appearance in Merthyr of The ( ECCENTRIC TOOLES. Do you know our Alic." ROSE WYNNE, The Brilliant Flash of Comedy. MR. TOM HILL, Welsh Comedian and Character Actor. MISS BELLA LAY, Serio-Comic and Ballad Vocalist. Special Starring Engagement of the Great KELMAR, Ventriloquist. MARCH 2ND, Special engagement of MR. SAM HAGUE'S MINSTRELS. Time and Prices as usual. Public Hall, Aberdare. THURSDAY, FRIDAY. AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20rH, 21ST, AND 22NO. Also SACRED SINGING, on SUNDAY, FEB. 23m), at 6.15 p.m., and 8.15 p.m. RETURN VISIT OF MR. ARTHUR BROGDEN'S SWISS CHOIR AND MISS ADA :LE BUTT. Special Engagement for this occasion only of GWYN ALAW (The great Welsh Tenor), And Male Voice Party of Eight Picked Voices. Admission, Is., 6d., and 3d. [3698 GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF. THE PREMIER THEATRE OF WALES. LESSEE & MANAGER ..MR. CLARENCE SOUNES. Immediate and Pronounced Success of THE LUCKY STAR. FRIDAY, February 21st, for the Benefit of Miss Emma Rainbow, Grand Special Performance of EAST LYNNE." Doors open 7, commence 7.30. Box Office Open at the Theatre Daily from Ten to Four. Telephone, 725. Revised Prices of Admission Dress Circle, 2s. 6d.; Upper Circle, Is. 6d. Stalls, 2s. Front Pit, Is. Pit, 9d. Gallery 6d. Early doors extra. Second price at Nine o'clock to all parts. MONDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 24, THE HARBOUR LIGHTS." From the Adelphi Theatre, London. Merthyr and District Women's Liberal Association. THE ANNUAL SOIREE Will be held ON TUESDAY NEXT AT 6.30, AT BENTLEYS CENTRAL HALL. Members and Friends Cordially Invited. ADMISSION, 6D. Situations Mantel &c. IF YOU WANT A SERVANT, a SITUATION, a HOUSE, APARTMENTS, or to BUY, SELL, or EXCHANGE ANYTHING, ADVERTISE Iti the PREPAID COLUMN of the Merthyr Times, at the following SPECIALLY CHEAP BATES: 20 wohds 6d. 20 WORDS FOR THREE TIMES, Is. THREE SIX WORDS. ONE TIMES. TIMM. 8. d. s. d. g. d. 20 Words 0 6 1 0 2 0 32 Words 1 0 2 0 ..50 40 Words 1 3 2 6 3 6 48 Words 1 6 3 0 4 6 The above is the Prepaid Scale for Wanted, To be Let, and To he Sold Advertisements only; for other Charges apply to the Manager, Timet Office Merthyr Tydfil. C~ OMFORTABLE HOME for two young men.— 7. Court-terrace. SPLENDID DOUBLE-BARELLED BREECHLOADING )k3 GUN, quite new, £3 5s.—H. Isaacs, Pawnbroker and Jeweller, Horse-street, Dowlais. SILVER GENEVA WATCH, 10s. Hall-marked Sil- k9 ver Albert, 7s. 6d. English Silver Lever Watch, 30E. warranted.—H. Isaacs, Dowlais. PAIR OF WELSH KERSEY BLANKETS, 10s. 6d.; pair J. of large size twill sheets. 3s. 6d.—H. Isaacs, Pawnbroker, &c., Dowlais. FOR SALE OR HIRE, a good PONY and JP TRAP trap scarcely soiled.—68, Thomas- street, Merthyr. GROCERY AND PROVISION TRADE.— W Wanted, a Strong Lad as apprentice. Must know Welsh.—Apply WILLIAM HARRIS, 144, High- a reet, Merthyr. I>OR SALE. 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CLUB AGENTS WANTED, to form Clubs for Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, Opera Glasses, Musical Instruments, &c. Members pay Is. e,r week. Terms, catalogues, See., KENDAL and ENT, 106, Cheapside, London. Splendid value Great success. Mentfbn paper. Ladies' and Gents Silver Levers, *is., worth 70s. (3108 MONEY.—If you want it promptly, privately, and at a low rate of interest on your simple promissory notes with or without sureties, apply immediately, enclosing stamped envelope, to Mr. W. P. Thomas, 20, Market-street, Abertillery, or to Rimer and Co., the Don, Aberdare Junction. Special features:—No inquiry fees; reasonable interest which is quoted beforehand universal promptitude, a day's notice being generally sufficient; no oppression of hones* and solvent clients. The Carlton Bank, Ld., for whom Mr. Thomas is Branch Manager, has been established 10 years, and has a capital of £30,000, consequently no genuine and respectable application n ever refused. [2876 THE Inhabitants will be glad to hear that Pro JL fessor Desmane, the Specialist on all corn plaints, has decided to stay in the district altogether, and will give advice free of charge. Head address:- Merthyr: The Dispensary, Westbourne-place, Ply. mouth-road. Tuesdays and Sundays all Day, and until Noon other Days. Dowlais: Merthyr and Dowlais Coffee Tavern, Mondays, 3 until 9 p.m. Pontypridd: City Coffee Tavern, High-street, near Station Gates. Wed- nesdays, 3 until 8.30 p.m. Aberdare Davies' Eat- ing House, 2, Market-street. Thursdays, 3 until 9 D.m. Treharris: 33, Perrot-street, near Railway Station. Fridays, 2 until 8 p.m. Times and places as usual. Teeth Extracted, 3d. each. [157-9 auctions. ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, February 25 and 27, 1896, Commencing at Two a'clock precisely each day, IMPORTANT TO PARTIES FURNISHING. MESSRS. J. G. SIADDOX & SON WILL SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at their AUCTION ROOMS, 25, DUKE-STREET, CARDIFF, on the above dates, an immense assemblage of very superior HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE (Removed from various residences for absolute sale) including 6 Hardwood Bedroom Suites complete, 6ft and 4ft. Wardrobes, Pairs of Handsome Toilets, Iron and Brass Bedsteads, several excellent Carpets, Fenders, Brasses, 5 excellent Dining and Drawing-room Suites, Rosewood and Walnut Cabinets, 6ft. and 5ft. Side- boards, Bookcases, Dining and Occasional Tables, Walnut, and Gilt Overmantels etc., etc., in all about 400 lots. On view morning of each day of sale. Arrangements made to pack and forward all goods purchased by country buyers. Established 1860. [2840 public announcements. fJlHEATRE JJOYAL, CARDIFF. LESSEE & MANAGER, MIl. EDWARD FLETCHER. TO-NIGHT (THURSDAY), FEB. 20th, 1896, Mcasra. Gray and Stephen's Company, from America, with a New Drama, supported by MISS MINNIE OSCAR GRAY an« MR. M. EDDIE POWERS, the famous American Comedian, and a Company of English Celebrities, introducing Mr. W. T. Stephen's celebrated DRAMATIC DOGS, PONIES, SHEEP, and DONKEYS, in the Dra- matic Novelty, SIGNAL LIGHTS. These Animals are not rushed on and off the Stage, but all play important parts, which help to develop the story of the Drama. Monday, Feb. 24, return visit of the beautiful Play —SOWING THE WIND. Plan Now Open. Prices, 6d. to £ 2 2s. Doors open at 6.15 commence at 7. Booking Offices, Messrs. Ihompson & Shackell's. Telephone. No. 521. TRADESMEN'S Billheads, Memos Handbills, Labels Window Bills, etc., done in best stvle and with despatc at the TIMES PRINTING WORKR, JOtlX STREET, MERIBTE Ks imales given (or all kinds of work.