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TREHARRIS. Several reports held over for lack of space. ON WEDNESDAY se'nnight, at Bethel English Baptist Chapel, the Rev. W. D. Nicholas delivered an address in connection with the Y.P.S.C.E., entitled "The Baptist Denomination," before a fairly numerous audience. Mr. W. R. Thomas (Bristol House) presided. TRUANT SCHOOL.—We are glad to obseu o that the ministers of the district, with a few exceptions, con- tinue their practice of self denial by attending in rotation at the Iruant School, and delivering appro- priate addresses gratuitously to the boy. The Rev. E. Glandon Davies, Merthyr Vale, officiated at the school on Sunday last. THE MARRIAGE of MR. D. Morgan, of Windsor, place, to Miss Lousia Eynon, Perrot-street, to >k place on Thursday morning lastat Brvnhyfryd Welsh Baptist Chapel. The Rev. W. Jones officiated. Breakfast was afterwards provided at the bride's home. The happy pair left by the one o'clock train for Cardiff amidst the congratulations of their friends. MUSICAL.—A meeting of the choristers selected to form the Treharris centre of the South Wales Musical Festival was held at Bethania Vestry on Tuesday evening, March the 3rd, 1896, under the presidency of Mr. John Powell (Eos Cynwyd), the convener for the centre. It was decided to practice on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 4.30 p.m. The selection of conductor for the centre was then proceeded with. Messrs. John Powell and J. H. Davies were appointed scrutineers, the result of the ballot being that Mr. Tom SVilliams (Llew'r Berth) was elected with a large majority. A ote of thanks was given to the convener for his services in connection with the centre, and the proceedings terminated. SOCIALISM.—At the Public Hall, oil Wednesday se'nnight, an address was delivered by Mr. Fred Brocklehurst, B.A., financial secretary to the I.L.P., in support of the latter and Socialism. Dr. Jones, Cardiff, presided, supported by Messrs. Marconi be and Jenkins. There were about 160 persons present, and the Chairman, after uttering a few preliminary remarks, called upon Mr. Brocklehurst, who addressed the meeting for upwards of an hour, the audience manifesting much interest in liis remarks. He declared himself to be a member of the I.L.P. and a Socialist, and said he had seen some correspondence in the papers about the I.L.P. finances. He was ore- pared to say how and where their money was obtained, and he made bold to say that no other political party dare say the same thing. He argued that every working man should have a fair share of the profits derived from the industry in which he was employed. Instead of the land being held by I:t private landlord it should be commonly conttolled. If you got Disestablishment to-morrow, wlinld it put one penny piece in your pocket-) ? He was not there to speak for or against Disestablishment. T The work- ing classes have been long neglected. We carry the battle forward against land and capital. He found the Tories and Liberals against them the chief opposition came from Liberal officialism. It was re- markable how they were charged with receiving Tory gold, and he was prepared to say they had never received a penny. Tho Liberal leaders are prepared to sell titles to wealthy snobs, The Liberals dared not advance beyond a certain point, because if they did the wealthy men would leave them. The only paid agitator in the I.L.P. was Mr. Tom Mann, the secre- tary, nor has the party an army of paid propa- gandists. The working people themselves had made the I.L.P. what it was. Socialism, he argued, was international. He enumerated the various countries where it had a footing. They had fought numerous local elections and 28 Parliamentary seats out of the pockets of the working classes at the last General Election. One of their chief questions was Land Nationalisation. Are you going to opposethe I.L P., he asked, and thus brand yourselves reactionists ? He did not believe that of progressive Wales. Questions were then invited, when Mr, J. Pearce asked if Mr. Brocklehurst thought it discreet that the Socialists of Northampton should nominate two candidates at the last General Election, and thus throw out Mr. Harford, a direct representative of the railway men. Mr. Brocklehurst said that the questioner had made one mistake there was only one I.L.P. candidate in opposition to Mr. Harford, and although he regretted Mr. Harford was not in Parliament, he could not expect the support of the I.L.P. until he was in accord with their views. Mr. Pearce complained of a Socialist being put up at Southampton bye-election, who only polled 274 votes a gainst over 5,000 votes recorded for the Liberal and Conservative candidates. Mr. Brockle. hurst said he was bound to say the questioner was ignorant of the question he was dealing with the Southampton candidate belonged to the Socialist Democratic League (cheers). Mr. Pearce retorted But how am I to distinguish between them ? Mr. Brocklehurst By studying the different organisa- tions (cheers). After other questions from Mr. E. Charles, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Gtle-i Joner., and Mr. Barrat, the meeting dispersed.

CAERPHILLY.

LLANBRADACH.

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MERTHYR VALB.

THE GELLIGAER SCHOOL.

MERTHYR BANKRUPTCY COURT.

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