MOUNTAIN ASH SECOND ANNUAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL EISTEDDFOD EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 6TH, 1896. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION—" When His Loud Voice in Thunder Spoke (Handel's Jephtha). PRIZE, S100. MALE VOICE COMPETITION- The War Horse" (D. ,Jenkins). i FIRST PRIZE, -930; SECOND PRIZE, £ 10. JUVENILE CHOIR COMPETITION-" COlne, Praise your Lord and Saviour (T. Price). FIRST PRIZE, S10 SECOND PRIZE, £ 5. BRASS BAND COMPETITION Selection, Maritana." FIRST PRIZE, £ 18 SECOND PRIZE, £12; THIRD PRIZE, P-i; FOURTH PRIZE, £ 3. FIFE BAND COMPETITION Selection, "Gems of Welsh Melodies." FIRST PRIZE, S12; SECOND PRIZE, £8; THIRD PRIZE, £ 4 FOURTH PRIZE, S2. TROPHIES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTORS. Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, and Bass Solos, L2 2s. each. Quartet, 93 us. Tiios. Duets, Pianoforte Solo, B2 2-s. Violin Solo, £1 Is, ADJUDICATORS :— VOCAL Signor RANDEGGER, London D. JENKINS, Esq., Mus. Bac., Abery«Wyth 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 programm^rk^^ to he ohtained from T. 8, E 1,3 and D. T.EVANS, Hon. Sees. ii E;g ILL THE COMING CONCERT SEASON. ALL CONCERT GIVERS ARE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED THAT MR. DAN DAVIES AND HI* 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 ;n Madame MILES BEYNON, Miss CLAUDIA TIIORXEY, Mr. SANDEORD 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. 7 All communications to the Manager-Mr. JOHN BEYNON, Avenue Cotttfje, Gwaelodygarth, Merthyr. — A MONSTRE TWO DAYS EISTEDDFOD (UNDER DISTINGUISHED IWTRONAUK) Will be held in a SPACIOUS MARQUEE TO ACCOMMODATE 12,000 PEBSONS, AT BRYNMAWR, On MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE, 1st and 2nd, 1896, WHEN' UPWARDS OF < £ 350 WILL BE OFFERED IN PRIZES. CHIEF COMPETITIONS £ s. 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. MALE VOICE—For Parties not under 60 voices, "Destruction of Gaza "(L DcRille) ^lst Prize 25 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 (F. Itenc?, Mhw 700 ht Prize 7 0 0 2nd Prize 3 0 0 A Metronome value 21s., will he presented by Mrs. Davies, Ebbw "N ale (from whom copits may be had), to the successful conductor winniug the first prize. N.B.-There will also be 14 SOLO PRIZES of 2 Guineas each as well as Quartet (24 Prize) and Duet (3 Guineas). BAND—"Gems of Scotia" (Round). First Prize, £ 20, Second, £ 12 Third, £ 6; lourth, £ 4. TWseorapetition .illZ cartiSt on .trictly under the South Wale, and Monu.onthsh.ro Assort,on Rules. 1>RTTM and FI^E BAND—"Gems of English Melodies" (JRo'ind) First Prize, £ < Second, £ 3. Handle Timepfecf and Photo will be g!ven by Messrs. Kendall and Dent, Jeweller, London, to the ™ conductor winning the first prize. AT SO 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 l^d., 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, TTAVF undoubtedly the LARGEST and BEST SELECTED STOCK OF DECORATIONS IN Tf WALES, suitable for Ballrooms, Bazaars, and Banqueting Halls. Decorators to the Principal BaH Committees in Glamorganshire. Contractors for Royal isits, Agricultural Shows, Commg-of-Age Festivities, Garden Parties, Eisteddfodau, etc. TRIUMPHAL ARCHES & VENETIAN MASTS ERECTED AT SHORTEST NOTICE. Jtoyal Ârm", Prince of Wales Plumes, Heraldic Shields, Flags, Banners, Illumination Lamps and Lanterns, for Sale or Hire. TABLING, SEATING, &. CARPETING TO ANY SIZED BUILDING. Write for Designs and Estimates to- RICHARDSON & CO., Decorators, DISTANCE NO OBJECT. CARDIFF. New Iron Frame PIANOFORTE. tfull 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. AMERICAN ORGANS, Finest Makers, trom 96 to icloo. HARMONIUMS, Special Church Damp Resisting, from ie4 to jeeo. SKILFUL TUNERS Sent Everywhere. HEINS & CO., BRECON. ALSO AT HEREFORD, ABERGAVENNY, and ROSS. SOTJPUOLIKH LOTION is inimical to every kind of Spot, Biotch, mMh pimple Edematous Roughness and Cracking; also itmhititlT destructive of a (terms causing trouble to the afchi Advt- fiat 0H« of olothes, «o p«rfecUJ clean, nfffrn.r.88 CLEANSER'S been used hat is easily /AD ktadi of printing can be done neatly, ohsaply and ex- eeilittouBlT at tlie Timet Frintinff Works, Merthyr. hvery Mention paid to the smallest as well a the largest Job. Afplv t. tke Kuar;er. > i Krps's COCOAIXF..—Cocoa-Nib Extract. Tea-like).—The choicest roasted nibe (broken up beans) of the natural Cocoa on being subjected to powerful hydraulic pressure, give forth their excess of oil, leaving for use a finely flavoured powder— 11 Cocoaine," a product which, when prepared with boiling water, has the consistence of tea, of which It is now beneficially taking the place with many. Its active principle being a gentle nerve stimulant, supplies the needea energy without unduly exciting the system. Sold only in packets and tins, by Grocers, labelled "James Epps and Co., Ltd. HjmcEO^itt'c Chemists, London., RICHARD T. JONES & Co. J (Late PHILLIPS & EVANS), [26, High-street & Market Square, Merthyr, Always have in Stock a good assortment of Goods in the following Departments, at prices that cannot be undersold— JLACK AND COLOURED DRESS MATERIALS, Black and Coloured Silks, Umbrellas, Furs, Boas, &c., MILLINERY, MANTLES, JACKETS, AND CLOAKS, LADIES' & CHILDREN'S UNDERCLOTHING, CORSETS, £ id and Fabric Gloves, Laces, Ribbons, Hosiery, Trimmings, Haber- lashery, Flannels, Flannelettes, Calicoes, Longcloths, Prints, Sateens, Oxford Shirtings. burnishing 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 tho Premises. IMPORTANT NOTICE. It will pay you to read this through carefully. THE HAT HOUSE CSSESS?) MERTHYR TYDFIL GREAT SALE OF DRAPERY AND OUTFITTING. IMMENSE BARGAINS AND. REDUCTIONS -_<0 W THOMAS has pleasure in announcing that his FIRST ANNUAL SALE will begin 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 sjK-edy sale to make room for our Spring Goody, W. T. desires to call SPTCCIAI* AT rljAriON to the fact that the goods are all New and Latest Style. A SPECIAL LINE IN TRIMMED MILLINERY, PARIS FASHIONS, AT U':Sf:j THAN LLALL"-PRICE. UXTRIMMED 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 t_> the Customers who spend the largest amounts during the Sale — 1st Prize—Mahogany Dressing Table, with Looking Glass attached. 2nd Prize -Rocking Chair. 3rd Prize- Counterpane. These articles will he displayed in the Windows prior to the Sale. Don t miss this opportunity of get- ting a Mahogany Dressing Table Free. The Reductions i%i have made will be found sufficient to bring the General Public to this Sale. Come and see for yourselves. All Country Order.; must be accompanied with Remittance. DO NOT MISS THIS GRAND OPPORTUNITY. NOTICE THE NAME: WILLIAM THOMAS (Late I). J. EVANS), GENERAL DRAPER & OUTFITTER, THE HAT HOUSE (OPPOSITE THE posT OFFICE), MERTHYR. I :A T (I E M E R T H Y li FURNISHING COMPANY, GREAT STOCK-TAKING SALE. Substantial Reductions Grand Selections Bedroom Suites Reduced. Parlour Suites Reduced. Bedsteads and Becldiug 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. ]%/T.\KKS Coots and Harness ■ i-'J- waterproof a duck's back and toft velvet. Adds three times to the wear and allows pol* -SOLD ucnii ishinjj. 17 Exhibition 9 mfcDAU Highest Awards. ■ft..LLI^ Tins 2d., 6d., Is., and 3s. 6d. >f Footrnaki rs, .Saddlers, ■J.caUi':r U56-20-1 MATCHLKSS CLEANSER has swept away A thousand worries 3f Washing Pay. The. Merthyr Times Office is the only Society Offiee in this district. No Sweating. As regards wagtJ8, hours and apprentices, 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 principle?. Gcod printing, for charge .which arc strictly moderate. SALE NO. 184. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH, 1896. MICTION MART, COURT STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. SAWS OF FIRST-CLASS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, REDDING, 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 WKLL-MADK 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 THE TRADE AND PRIVATE BUYERS. HENRY JECKS DIXON ft SONS, Limited (One of the most renowned Carpet Manufacturers in the World), LONG MEADOW MILLS, KIDDERMINSTER (IN LIQUIDATION). The Auction Mart, Court Street, MERTHYR TYDFIL. MESSRS. H. W. HARRIS & SON have received instructions to sell by Public Auction a portion of the Manufactured Stock of Henry Jecks Dixon & Sons. Limited, on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1896, comprising a larsre quantity cf ORIENTAL, AXMINSTER, BRUSSELS, WILTON, VELVET PILE, KIDDERMINSTER AND TAPESTRY CARPETS, ALSO A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HEARTHRUGS, 15EST BRUSSELS STAIR CARPETING, SOFA RUGS, DOORMATS, Ar. SALE AT TWO O'CLOCK PROMPT. GOODS ON VIEW MARCH IOIH. CATALOGUES FROM THE AUCTIONEERS' OFFICES, MERTHYR TYDFIL. THIS IS GENUINE AND FOR 28 DAYS ONLY. OWING to extension of premises, and stocktaking, we shall ofIer, at prices that must sell, OUR ENTIRE STOCK at from 15 to 30 per cent. reduction. DINING-ROOM FURNITURE DRAWING-ROOM FURNITURE BEDROOM SUITES BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING CURTAINS AND CARPETS FOR C A S H ON L Y. THE r 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 GOODK CARRIAGE PAID. public announcements. NEW OPERA rrOUSE, M ERTHYR. Sole Lessee and Manager.MK. WILL SMITHSON. MONDAY, MARCH 2ND, 1896, And Every Evening During the Week, and Saturday Afternoon at 2. SPECIAL AND MOST EXPENSIVE ENGAGE- MENT OF SAM HAGUE'S MINSTRELS. THIS COMPANY COMPRISES THE BEST VOCALISTS, DANCERS, AND COMEDIANS IN THE MINSTREL WORLD. The name of SAM HAGUE is sufficient guarantee fur the excellence of the entertainment. HAGUE'S MINSTRELS are as far above their imitators as the sun is above the earth. FRIDAY, FKBKUABY 28TH. 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Sealed Tenders, endorsed Refreshments," must be delivered to me not later than 8 o'clock on Thursday evening, February 27th. 1). T. EVANS, Secretary. I' Merthyr Working Men's j Building Society. I No. 1, MARKET SQUARE, MERTHYR, MARKET SQUARE CHURCH. NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST. TREACHER—RRV. J. G. JAMES. Morning Subject-" Peter's Confession and what it involved." Evening Subject—" The Teaching of Jesus." Communion Service. Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council. CONSTRUCTION OF UPPER NEUADD RESERVOIR. THE COUNCIL will, on Wednesday, the 4th of JL March. 1896. appoint a MEDICA t. OFFICER to attend the workmen, their wives and families, and ataff generally, at the New Waterworks Cwm Talf Vechan, and elsewhere in the Council'b district, Particulars can bo obtained by applying to the undersigned, and applications must be received by luesday next, the 3rd of March. Canvassing the Members will be considered a (lis- <tualifiuation. Dated this 26th day (of February, 1896. 37(b] GWILYM C. JAMES. Clerk. National v. Denominational Education. A CONFERENCE AND PUBLIC MEETING On the EDUCATIONAL QUESTION WILL BE HKLI) ON MONDAY, MARCH 9TH, 1896. Conference in HOPE HALL, Merthyr, at 3 p.m. President W. L. DANIEI., Esq. Public Meeting in ZOAR CHAPEL, Merthvr, at 7.30 p.m. President D. A. THOMAS, Esq., M.P. REV. J HIRST HOLLOWELL, of Rochdale, will address Conference and Meeting. I urther particulars on posters and circular". j ———————— GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF THE PREMIER THEATRE OF WALES. LEssEK k MANAGER.MR. CLARENCE SOUNES. Magnificent Reception and Immense Success of The Popular and Favourite Drama, THE HARBOUR LIGHTS, From the Adelphi Theatre, Loudon. Doors open 7, commence 7.30. liox Office Open at the Theatre Daily from Ten to lour. 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 parte. MONDAY NEXT, MARCH 2ND, UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE. rjlHEATRE ROYAL, c ARDIFF. LESSEE k MANAGER, MR. EDWARD FLETCHER. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TU, 1896. By arrangement with Mr. COMYNS CARR, im- portant Engagement of MR. STANLEY HOPE'S COMPANY, from the Comedy Theatre, London, including MR. ARTHUR LYLE and MISS G WYNNE HERBERT, in SOWING THE WIND. MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, 1896, the latest London Attraction, THE LATE 1\11:. CASTELLO. MONDAY, MARCH, 9th, the Celebrated ARTHUR ROUSBEY GRAND OPERA CO AN ARTIST'S MODEL IS COMING. Prices, 6d. to £ 2 2s. Early doors, 6.30. Doors open at 7; commence at 7.30. Booking Offices, Mews, Thonipsou and ShackeJl's. Telephone, No. 521, Situations HUantet), &c- IF YOU WANT A SERVANT, a SITUATION, a HOUSE, APARTMENTS, or to But, SELL, or EXCHANGE ANYTHING. ADVERTISE In the PREPAID COLUMN of the Merthyr TÙMS, at the following SPECIALLY CHEAP RATES: 20 Wt)]ZDs 6d. 20 WORDS FOR THREE TIMES, 1s. THREE SIX WORDS. ONE TIMES. TIMKS* P. d. s. d. 8. O' 20 Words 0 6 1 0 2 °n 32 Words 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 Words 1 3 2 6 3 f 48 Words 1 6 3 0 4 » The above is the Prepaid Scale for Wanted, To be Let, and To be Sold Advertisements only; for otbe" Charges apply to the Manager, Times Office, Merthyr Tydfil. C" OMFOLPTADLE HOME for two young men- I 7. Court-terrace. PLENDID DOUBLE-BARELLED BREECHLOAD^ GI N, quite new, £ 3 5s.—H. Isaacs, Pawnbroket and Jeweller, Horse-street, Dowlais. ILVElfGENEVA WATCH, 10s. ILuTmarked Sll- S ver Albert, 7s. 6d. English Silver Lever Watcfr 30s. warranted.—H. Isaacs, Dowlais. P~ AIR OF WELSH KEKSKT BLANKETS, 10S. 6d.; P»'' of large size twill sheets. 3s. 6d.—H. Isaac5" Pawnbroker, &c., Dowlais. FOR SALE OR HIRE, a good PONY »"d TRAP trap scarcely soiled.—68, Thorn*8" street, Merthyr. ROCERY" ANI)~PROVISION TRADE. Wanted, a Strong Lad a8 apprentice. MUJ, know Welsh.—Apply WILLIAM HARRIS, 144, HI?11' afreet, Merthyr. FOR SALE, BROWN LEGHORN EGGF (Listerkay and Pattens Strains); price, 3s. 6?j per sitting.—Apply to Mr. GEO. GRATTAN, 13, Da*jS Price-street, Aberdare. [36^ INSURANCE.—London, Edinburgh, and Glasf?5^ JL AGENT'S INSURANCE BOOK FOR SALpl splendid investment; Dowlais district.-Apply; s once, M.R., Times Office, Merthyr. BOX MISSING.—Will the man who carried box from the Cobden Coffee Tavern, Merthyr' on Thursday last, about noon, kindly communicate with the Proprietor of the above Coffee Tavern. 1710UND, on January 13th, Small Black F»B°? J Bitch, two white front paws, also white pat £ j' on breast. If not claimed in three days, will be —Enquire New Inn, Merthyr. [3#J* FOR the convenience of West of England adref' tisers, a copy of the Merthvr Times is regular filed and may be seen at MLRRS. JONES BROS., Adv«r" tising Agents, 39, Queen's-io id, Clifton, Bristol. OUNG MAN (18—19) desirous of Home Employment for spare time. references. Good writer.—Apply "Agency, Office. Merthyr. ESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN open to Coil^ Rents in Merthyr and surrounding district-0' Terms moderate. Guarantee given.—"E," T^U Office, Merthyr. [3^1 BED AND SITTING-ROOM WANTED in, within easy distance of High-street, Mcrtbyj" Moderate, inclusive terms. Good references Permanency, if suitable.—ALKERT W. D(:NCOM*E ESQ., The Cloisters, Hereford. IjlISH Direct from Sea -to Table. 71bs., 2s.; lOl^'l Jj 2s. 6d.; 131bs., 3s. 1511* 3s. 6cl. Cleaned cooking. Carriage paid. Basses of Prime from Schools, Ac., contracted for. Lists free.—The A!qo FRESH FISH COMPANY, Pontoon, Grimsby. LECTRICAL TRANSMISSION OF POWE^ JUA —Wanted Ly high-class firm of manufacture^ a well-connected agent to introduce business. corJId mission only.—Apply "VOLT," c-o Wntkins JJJ!* Osmond, 62, Ludgate Hill, London. FDIGESTION. THE MEDICAL REFOB*J SOCIETY will send FREE to all applicants excellent BOTANIC CURE for Indigestion, Bilio0*i ness, Liver Complaints, Piles, Rheumatism, Gout Bronchitis. 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I am still wear)*1* one bought here twelve months ago. I have the way from Dowlais for one.-Blaiberg's Arcade. GENERAL Remarks of our Customers.—Spe^ ing about our 4s. Ansonia Alarm Clocks: 1 has saved me many a turn.Bla.iberg'lI Arcade. £ ENERAL Remarks of our Customers. — Vjl Silver Watch cost me 45s,, when we offered our best Gold Watch at 42s.-Blaiberg'8 Arcade. GENERAL Remarks of our Customers.—A frieod a of mine told me that yours was the best •"J: cheapest place to buy a Gold Aluert.-Bla.iberg Arcade. C"i ENERAL Remarks of our Customers.—Sou' I W Wales Welsh Shir its, 4s. lid. "They cann" Iw. at the price." But they are. We guarantee it- Blaiberg's Arcade. CUTTTATTENTS~WAN^D, to form Clubs^ Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, c Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, ()My$ Glasses, Musical Instruments, &c. Members pay per week. TernM, catalogues, &c., KXNDAL 1%0 a DENT, 106, Cheapside, London. Splendid valti" Great success. Mention paper. Ladies' and GentJ. SiK'r Levers, tis., worth 70s. f31^ ONEY.—If you want it promptly, privatelj' and at a low rate of interest on your simp1* promissory notes with or without sureties, appll immediately, enclosing stamped envelope, to Mr. P. Thomas, 20, Market-street, Abertillery, or and Co., the Don, Aberdare Junction. Speci' features :—No inquiry fees; reasonable interes" which is quoted beforehand universal promptitud'' a day's notice being generally sufficient; iloo,)FressioO of honesr. and solvent clients. The Carlton Bank, LA-1 for whom Mr. Thomas is Branch Manager, has established 10 years, and has a capital of £ 30,000* consequently no genuine and respectable npplicatl'o'* n ever refu". (2816 THE Inhabitants will l>e glad to hear tliat~Fr° fessof Desmane, the Specialist on all con" plaints, has decided to stay in the district altogether, and will give advice free of charge. Head address Merthyr: The Dispensary, Westbourne-place, Ftfj mouth-road. Tuesdays and Sundaj*s all Day, and ui»t>' N oon other Days. Dowlais: Merthyr and Tavern, Mondays, 3 until 9 p.m. Pontypridd: Cit? Coffee Tavern, High-street, near Station Gates. Wed' nesdays, 3 until 8.30 p.m. Aberdare Davies' ing House, 2,_ Market-street. Thursdays, 3 until D.ni. Treliarris: 33, Perrot-street, near Railw*^ Station. Fridays, 2 until 8 p.m. Times and pi* as usual. Teeth Extracted, 3d. each. jjil* ancttoiig. ON TCKSDAT AND THURSDAV, MARCH 3 and bt 1896, Commencing at Two o'clock precisely each d»J'» IMPORTANT TO PARTIES FURNISHING. MESSRS. J. G. MADDOX & SON WILL SKII- Bv 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, Fender?) 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