vlw| I -Ii t t t Queens will have only the best of everything. Her Majesty the Queen has graciously JL. conferred upon the manufacturers of I Sunlight 1 | Soap t ]? by Special Royal Warrant, the appointment of 5 SOAP MAKERS TO HER MAJESTY. 2 SUNLIGHT SOAP is so cheap, everybody can afford to use it, in fact, as the best is the cheapest," nobody can afford not to use it. ^5 Washes clothes, washes everything with less '4' J|L, labour, greater comfort. ^L. Used all over the Civilized World. £
MERTHYR. I SNOWFALL. — The hills around Merthyr were ¡ covered with snow on Tuesday morning. THK HOME SECRETARY has written Mr. J. M. Berry, acknowledging the rceipt of a vote of condo- lence with Her Majesty the Queen and Princess Beatrice on the death of Prince Henry of Battenberg, passed by the Lcyal Cambrian Lodge of Freemasors. VISITORS TO ABERDARE should not fail to call at Miss A. OEPPEN'S, Commercial-place, Aberdare, for their cigar", tobacco, &c. A choice selection of smokers' requisites is always in stock, and cannot fail to please, both in cheapness and quality. Remember the address Commercial-place, Aberdare. [AOVT FOUND, about 11 years ago, by JENKINS, CHEMIST and SEEDSMAN, next door to Police-station, a Perfect CCRE for COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, and SHORTNESS of BREATH. The same can be had by payment of one shilling. Hundreds have already speculated the one shilling, and the unanimous verdict has been Nothing equals the Cambrian Cough Cure." [3474 SCIENCE AND ART EXAMINATIONS, SIERTIIYB CENTRE. — Students who wish to be examined as external candidates in any of the forthcoming examinations of the Science and Art Department are requested to send the necessary particulars at once to the Special Local Secretary, 13, Courtland-terrace, Merthyr. A fee of Is. for each paper applied for must accompany the application. J. T. DOCTON, SANITARY ENGINEER, Plumber, Hot Water Fitter, Gas Fitter, Electric Bell Fitter, and General House Decorator, etc., 138, High-street, Merthyr. All orders will receive prompt attention. Distance no object. A staff of experienced workmen regularly employed. J.T.D. may be consulted on Sanitary matters, embracing drainage, ventilation, etc. f281 LABOUR CERTIFICATES.—Messrs. Short and Jon(s, H.M. Inspectors, held an examination at St. David's Boys' School on Monday last for the granting of labour certificates to boys and girls wishing to leave school. The total number of candidates was 82, coming from St. David's National, St. Mary's Roman Catholic, Pentrebach National, and Cefn Board Schools. THE VOLUNTEERS.—On Thursday evening the Mer- thyr Detachment of Rifle Volunteers bad a march-out as far as Duffryn Crossing, a distance of four miles. These marches are to be continued twice a month- the last Thursday and Saturday-iii order to train the men for the camp manoeuvres, which severely try the marching powers of citizen soldiers. It would be very effective, therefore, if "heavy marching order" was observed occasionally on these parades. To PARTIES FURNISHING.—Messrs. J. G. Maddox and Son, auctioneers, will sell bypublicauctionattbe Auction Mart, 25, Duke-street, Cardiff, on Tuesday and Thursday, March 10th and 12th, an immense assemblage of very superior household furniture. The sale will commence at two o'clock precisely each day. Further particulars will be found in our advertising column or may be obtained by writing to the auctioneers at the above address. r2849 TECHNOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS IN MAY NEXT.— Written examinations in masonry, brickwork, and carpentry and joinery will be held in May next in connection with the City and Guilds of London Institute at the Merthyr Centre. Applications may be received up to the 27th March, but not later, accompanied by the fee of 2s. for the paper, by the Special Local Secretary, School Board Office, Merthyr. THE SUCCESS OF MISS ELEANOR JONES.—On Saturday evening a meeting of the committee who have undertaken the training of Miss Jones met at the ante-room of the Temperance Hall, Colonel D. Ret s Lewis presiding. It was decided to accept Mr. Dau Davies offer to give a complimentary concert to Miss Jones upon her success, but the matter was deferred tine die on account of the large amount of distress in the district. INCANDESCENT GAS LIGHTS INCANDESCENT GAS LIGHTS !—J. T. DOCTON, 138, High-street, Merthyr, lias been Specially Appointed for the Sale of the Incandescent Gas Lights. Gas Consumers, by using this Light, will Reduce their Gas Bills by One Half and Obtain Treble the Light. The various Kinds of Lights can be seen in operation, and full particulars obtained at the above address. Inspection invited. Competent workmen employed to fix same. [ADVT. IRON AND STEEL MANUFACTURE, RAISING AND PREPARATION OF ORES MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.— We are desired to inform our numerous young readers that students who purpose sitting in either of these subjects, or in any subjects in connection with the City and Guilds of London Institute, are desired particularly to note that no application for papers can be received after the 27th March, by the Special Local Secretary of the Merthyr Centre, School Board Office, Merthyr. KEEP YOUR EYE ON MORRIS'. WHAT FOR? For Stylish Suits and Overcoats. For style, quality, and value, Morris challenges the town. Try Morris' wlebrated 37s. 6d. OVERCOATS and 50s. BUSINESS SUITS. They cannot be beaten. Once tried always used. Warmth and comfort for the winter months. See that you get no other. In Hats, Caps, Shirts, Collars, Ties, &c., MORRIS LEADS THE WAY. Have a look at our windows to see our New Season's Stock of Mufflers, Ladies' and Gent.'s Lined Gloves, &c. Note the address, J. W. MORRIS, 10, Pontmorlais, Merthyr. MR. DAN DAVIES' CONCERT PARTY.—This well- known party gave a grand concert at the Tredegar Hall, Newport, on Saturday last. The party met with a splendid reception. This is the second appear- ance of the party at Newport under the same auspices, and as before, the Slerthyrians made a splendid impression. Miss Beatrice Evans, who has joined the ohoras, received flattering applaudits, and was encured. Madame Miles-Beynon also sang in her usual brilliant style, and was loudly applauded. On Thursday night the party will give a grand concert at Ystrad, theRhondda. MERTHYR TYDFIL GAS Co.-The annual meeting of the Merthyr Tydfil Gas Co. was held on Thursday afternoon at the offices of the company, in Picton- atreet, Mr. E. B. Evaus, chairman, presiding. The statement of accounts was taken as read and a maxi- mum dividend declared at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum upon the original ordinary stock, 7 per cent, upon the E7 ordinary stock, and 5 per cent. upon the preference stock. The usual subscription of £2 2s. to the Merthyr Library and the same amount as a voluntary church rate were ordered to be paid. Mr. T. W. Scale, Aberdare, the retiring director, was re-elected, and Mr. E. B. Evans was re-elected chair- man of the company. Mr. H. P. Linton being re-elected as deputy-chairman. The best thanks of the meeting were given to the chairman and deputy- chairman for their attention to the interests of the corn pany during the year. TOM EVANS, Bespoke Tailor, solo agent for the celebrated firm of Kino, London, begs to thank his numerous customers for their liberal support in past years, and to announce that he has removed from No. 1, Market-square, to 24, High-street (opposite the old Church), where he has opened business as a fancy draper, outfitter, and gent's mercer. T.E. trusts that by strict attention to the needs of his customers to merit a continuance of their favours, and it is with the idea of being able to supply his customers with every necessary article of clothing, that he has added the mercery business to that of tailoring. Trousers to measure, 10s. 6d. suits, 39s. 6d. overcoats, 25s. Fit and style guaranteed. White aud coloured shirts, collars, cuffs, scarves, gloves, &c., of evbry description. Agent for Rushbrook's butchers' clothing. Every kind of children's fancy hosiery and baby linen supplied. Terms, strictly for cash r3316 THE ARMENIAN FUND.—Mr. Rhys Davies, Court- land-terrace, the treasurer of the above fund, has sent us the following report :—250 circulars were issued, with about nine responses. It may well be asked where are our Merthyr Christians, and hM e they locked their Christianity, with their cash, in their cash boxes? Amount received j322 lis. 4jd., as follows: — Collection at Drill Hall meeting, £4 Os. 4jd. Mr. T. Williams, J.P., JE5; Messrs. D: Williams and Co., JE1 Is. Mr. R. Dayies, El Mrs. Davies, Bryntirion, 21 IF. Mr. T. J. Jones, Cefn, £1 Brecon-road friend, per Mr. Gillelind, 20s. Mrs. C. Herbert James, 21s. Mr. T. Thomas, Court- land-terrace, 21s. Principal .Prys, Treveeca College, 21s.; Mr. W. Griffiths, Courtland-terrace, 21s. Mr. J. Rice, 5s. J. N. Frases, 10s. Mr. Joseph Williams, 103. Mrs. Jones, Manchester Hotisc, 21s. Mr. J. Jones, Glannant, 2s. Colonel Lewis, 21s. Mi-. John Morgan, coal merchaut, 5-3. ZION llfBU; CLASS.—The ordinary meeting of this class was held last Thursday night. During the evening Miss Gwen Rees, a member of the chapel, read a very instructive paper. Mr. W. Davies was appointed secretary of the class. PLYMOUTH SICK AND ACCIDENTAL FUND.—We, the undersigned, have examined the accounts of the above society, and we are glad to inform the public that we found them in a satisfactory manner. Signed, David Williams, Lewis Williams, February 19th, 1896. THE WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION SOIREE.-In our report of this event last week the names of the following ladies were inadvertently omitted from the list of th jse who ass'sted Mrs. John Davies, Wellington street; Mrs. John Davies (Messrs. Masters and Co.), Mrs. Emma Williams, and Miss Gwladys Edwards (The Court). CYMMHODOIIION MERTHYR. — Gwledd Gwyl Dewi Sant.—Bwriada y gymdeithas uchod gynal ei gwledd flynyddol am 8 o'r gloch no* Wener nesaf, Mawrth 6ed, yn y Victoria Coffee Tavern, pan y disgwylir cynulliad lluosog o'f aelodau a chyfeillion cymrodorol y dref, ac y ceir dathliad teilwng o goffadwriaeth ein Hen Sant. ALD. DAVID DAVIES INDISPOSED.—His many friendswill regret to learn that Alderman David Davies is confined to his room suffering with a severe cold. Dr. Ward is his medical attendant. Upon inquiry yesterday we were informed that the patient was much better, though still under orders to remain iudoors. We join with Mr. Davies' friends in wishing him a speedy recovery to good health. 3RD V.B. WELSH RKCIMKXT. -MERTHYR DETACH- MENT.—P. R. Cresswell, colonel commandant. Orders for week ending Saturday, 14th March, 1896:—Mon- day, recruit drill; Wednesday, march out, parade at the Armoury at 8 p.m., drill order with leggings, great coats worn if wet, bugle band to attend; Fri- day, recruit drill. Surgeon-lieut. Jones will form an ambulance class all wishing to join must attend at tho Aimoury at 8 p.m. on Monday. For duty Capt. Probert, Sergt. Millington, Lce.-corpl. Evans, Bugler James. Next for duty Lieut. Jones, Sergt. Nash, Lce.-corpl. Vaughan, Bugler Lewis. — By order, D. R. LEWIS, colonel, 3rd. V.B. Welsh Regiment, commanding Merthyr Detachment* YNYSGAU CHAPEL.-On Wednesday evening tast Ynysgau Juvenile Choir gave a performance of "The Little Captain," under the leadership of Mr. John Evans, in a very creditable manner The explanatory readings between the various choruses were read by Mr. D. D. Williams. It was intended to illustrate the rendering by means of lantern slides, but unfor- tunately the owners failed to send the slides. In order to make up the deficiency a large number of pictures were thrown on the screen, illustrating various continental cities, as well as many more familiar scenes in the immediate locality and other parts of North and South Wales, together with several of the Arctic expedition. The lantern was manipulated by Mr. Gwilym Williams, Tust Office. SALE OF CARPETS, &C.—As will be seen on reference to our advertising columns, Messrs. H. W. Harrisand Son will sell by public auction, at their Auction Mart, Court-street, on Wednesday, March 11th, a large quantity of Oriental, Axminster, Brussels, Wilton, velvet, pile, Kidderminster, and tapestry carpets from Henry Jecks Dixon and Sons, Limited, one of the most renowned carpet manufacturers in the world. On the 17th inst. Mr. A. E. Harris will sell by public auction, at the (ilobe Inn, Merthyr, two dwelling- houses, No. 22, Mardy:terrace, and No. 1, Railway- terrace, Plymouth-road. On March 25th, Messrs. Harris will sell by public auction, in one lot, the Star Inn, Sand-street, Dowlais, at that place. For further particulars see advertisements, or apply to the auction- eers, Court-street, Merthyr. [3167 DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.—One member for each ward retires, namely, Messrs. David James, Dowlais Ward J. LI. Atkins, Penydarren Ward Thomas Thomas, Cyfarthfa Ward David Davies, Town Ward H. W. Lewis, Plymouth Ward and J. Roberts, Treharris Ward. As far as we can ascer- tain Mr. David James will stand for re-election. It is said that Mr. Thomas Williams, Gellifaelog, will contest the Penydarren Ward, and that Mr. Thomas Thomas will again stand for Cyfarthfa Ward. It is rumoured that Mr. David Davies, on account of his many public engagements, will retire, and that Mr. John Jones, Glanynant, will stand in his stead. Mr. H. W. Lewis is away on the Continent, and it is said that Mr. Arthur Daniel will contest the seat. Mr. J. Roberts will offer himself for re-election. ORGAN RECITAL.—Mr. Harry Evans, A.R.C.O., of Dowlais, gave an organ recital on Thursday evening at Zoar Chapel, the Rev. John Thomas, pastor, in the chair. Mr. Evans' instrumentation was highly appreciated, particularly his rendering of the "Mariner's Hymn" (with variations), and the Concert on the Lake"' piece. These were exceed- ingly effective and were loudly applauded. The vocalists were Miss Eleanor Jones (in the absence of Madame Miles-Beynon), who sang "I will extol Thee," I moan as a Dove (the two songs she sang in her final examination in London), and "The Heavenly Song," and Mr. E. R. Evans, Dowlais, who sang "Why doth the God of Israel sleep," and "How Vain is Man." The attendance was fairly good. ECCLESIASTICAL.—The Rev. Ll. M. Williams, rector of Dowlais, presided over a meeting of the ruri-decanal chapter on Monday. The Rev. R. David read a paper on The Righteousness of the Church as the Light of the World." The Rev. J. Williams was appointed decanal secretary for the Church of England Temper- ance Society. The Rev. Pedr Williams accepted the secretaryship for the National Society, and the Rev. R. David that for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. In the evening a meeting of lay people was held at the Abermorlais Board School, the rural dean strain presiding. There was an excellent attendance. Mr. Frost read a paper on the Sunday School, and a discussion" followed, with the result that a guild of Sunday School teachers was formed. DEATH OK AN OLD INHABITANT IN AUSTRALIA.— We are sure many old Slerthyrians will hear with regret the news of the death of Mrs. Mary Williams, wife of Mr. Thomas Williams, builder, Carisbrooke, Australia, and formerly of this town. Mr. Williams is one of two brothers of Mr. Joseph Williams, Tilst Office, who both emigrated 42 years ago during the gold fever in 1854. Mrs. Williams was a sister of Mr. I Waikin Watkins, Grawen-terrace, one of the oldest deacons of Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. Her death occurred on the 7th of January, and was the result of an accident which she had met with a few weeks pre- viously. Whilst returning from a drive with one ot her grand-children, and when only five yards from the house, the horse suddenly bolted, and she was thrown out of the bugsry, which overturned, and Mrs. Williams was found underneath. After being carried to the house she was medically attended, and strong hopes were entertained of her ultimate recovery but on the date mentioned above, without almost any warning, she passed peacefully away, at the age of 64 years, leaving behmd a loving husband with six sons and three daughters to mourn her loss. A memorial sermon was preached the following Sunday by her pastor, the Rev. H. Greenwood, who bore testimony to the high Christian character of the deceased lady, who had been a most faithful member of his church for tho last 35 years.
CEFN. PARISH MEETING.—The annual parish meeting will be held next Monday evening, at which the new parish councillors will be nominated. Would-be members are busily filling up nomination papers. DEATH.—Mrs. Morris, of Halford-street, the relict of the late lie v. Edward Morris, who was for years the minister of Carmel Baptist Chapel, Cefn, died last week, and was buried on Saturday afternoon at the burial-ground attached to the said chapel. Mrs. Morris enjoyed more than a local reputation as a specialist in dealing' with |felons, cuts, bruises, etc. The Rev. W. B. Griffiths officiated at the funeral.
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DOWLAIS. Our Dewlais correspondent is Mr. W. Harris Evans, 26, Pantacallog, who will be triad to be notified of meetings, and to forward advertisements and orders for printing. E. TENNYSON-SMITH, renowned Temperance Orator (second J. B. Gough), Oddfellows' Hall, April 18th to 23rd, 1896. [3684 UNDERTAKING and all kinds of Carpentering and Joinery Work done. Hearse and Mourning Coaches to order. GEO. J. O'Neill, Frederick's Court, North Street, and Pond Street, Dowlais. SANITARY PLUMBING AND HOT WATER ENGIN- EERING.—W. AUSTIN AND SON have added the above to their old-established House Decorating Business. Beer Engines, Baths, etc., fitted and repaired. Good workmanship and moderate charges. The largest, cheapest, and best selection of Paperhangings in the district. New patterns for 1895. Paints, Varnishes, Glass, etc. -26 U nion-8troot. and 91, Caeharris Dowlais. J. JEREMIAH, Plumber and Decorator, 36, High- street, Merthyr, and 2, North-street, Dowlais. J.J. has erected New Showroom at the rear of 36, High- street, Merthyr, where a choice selection of paper- hangings, &c., can be inspected. Side entrance, 35, High-street, Merthyr. All paperhangings, gas fittings, bar fittings, paints and varnishes at lowest prices in town. Visit my showroom if you want te save money. Several reports held over for lack of space. BEULAH BAPTIST CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY SERVICES on Sunday and Monday, March 15th and 16th. Preacher, Rev. P. Lewis, the eminent preacher, Chippen Camden. ENTERTAINMENT AT BRYN SION.-On Thursday evening last another capital entertainment was held at Bryn Sion Schoolroom, when an excellent pro- gramme of musical and other items, including a musical drill by the Gelliftelov scholars, was gone through to the evident satisfaction of the audience present. OBITUARY.—We deeply regret to record the death of Mrs. Ellen Williams, wife of Rev. J. H. Williams (Bryntardd), pastor of Taftechan Welsh Congrega- tional Church, which took place at her residence, 8, Gellifaelog-terrace, on Monday se'nnight, after along and painful illness extending over a period of six months, the cause of death being phthisis. The deceased lady, who was 47 years of age, was a native of Carnarvonshire, and removed from near the neigh- bourhood of Pwllheli about 16 years ago to this town. She was a. faithful member of Gwernllwvn Welsh Congregational Church, and that place of worship will sustain a serious loss through her demise. The deepest sympathy is felt for the reverend gentleman and his two sons in their sad bereavement, coming as it does so shortly after the death of an only daughter. The funeral, which was private, took place on Satur- day afternoon last, the deceased being interred at l'aut New Cemetery, the officiating minister being Rev. R. Trevor Jones, Gwernllwyn.—As will be seen from our report in another column, the Board of Guardians on Saturday passed a vote of condolence with Mr. Williams and family. ENTERTAINMENT.—A very interesting entertainment was held at Hebron Welsh Baptist Chapel, on Thursday evening last, which was presided over by Rev. W. Thomas, pastor. The. following pro- gramme was gone through in capital style Song, Gwlad fy Ngenedigaeth," Miss Ann Jones song, "The Better Land," Miss Lizzie C. Jones; song, "Dowch at y Ceidwad," Master James Davies song, Cludydd Arfau," Mr. W. Davies song, "Dacw Gymru yn y Golwg," Master T. T. Evans; song, "Gwlad y Delyn," Mr. T. Jenkins; song, "Y Golomen Won," Mr. Moses Jones song, Baner Ein Gwlad," Mr. T. Hopkin Hill; song, "Death of Nelson," Mr. J. Evans: recitation, Mr. John Richards recitation, Dirwest," Mr. Price Davies song, Dim ond Deilen," Miss S. Smith trio, Disdainful of Danger," Mr. Thomas Jenkins and friends; juvenile party, "Coral Insect," conducted by Master R. Smith male voice chorus, Sailor's Chorus," conducted by Mr. T. H. Hill; juvenile choir, Storm the Fort of Sin," conducted by Mr. H. Jenkins. The infant school squad of 24 went through the evolutions of a musical drill admirably, and they were heartilv ahplauded. The accompanist was Mr. J. T. Jones, G-T-S.C., and he discharged his duties in an admirable manner. DEATH OF MR. JOHN DAVIES.—We regret to record the death of Mr. John Davies, which occurred on Saturday week at Cardiff. Deceased for many Jears was one of the best-known men in Dowlais, and e held an important appointment under the Dowlais Iron Company. When he resigned that appointment he went to reside with his eldest daughter, Mrs. David Beynon, Salisbury-road, Cardiff. In Septem- ber last his health failed him, but nothing of a serious character was apparent on Friday night. Towards midnight, however, he was seized with weakness, and at 12.30 o'clock on Saturday morning life ebbed peace- fully away in the presence of his daughter and son-in- law, deith ijeing due to syncope. The late Mr. Davies enjoyed universal esteem in the town, and his depar- ture for Cardiff in Ausrust, 1894, was sincerely regretted by all. He was for over 40 years connected with Hermon Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, and for 30 years was an elder of the cause there, and acted as secretary for about 25 years, afterwards serv- ing aa treasurer. Upon resigning the secretarial duties, he was presented with a powerful monocular microscope, the deceased being an ardent scientific student. He was also treasurer of the Dowlais auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society for 30 years, and on his retirement in 1893 was presented with a copy of the most costly Bible issued by the society as a recognition of his long and active associa- tion therewith. Finally, on leaving the town to spend the remnant of his day at Cardiff, he was pre- sented with an illuminated address by Hermon Church, and also received from the staff at the Dow- lais Iron Company's Offices a beautiful writing desk as a slight maik of their esteem and admiration. The deceased gentlemen was 65 years of age, and was a native of Carmarthenshire, coming to Dowlais when a young man. The mortal remains of the deceased were brought from Cardiff on Thursday by the Rhym- ney Railway train reaching Caeharris Station at 3.20 p.m. The corpse and mourners were met at the station by a large concou-se of people, and subse- quently proceeded to Pant Cemetery, where the interment took place in the grave where the wife of the deceased was buried.
YAYKOH PARISH COUNCIL. Friday. Present: Messrs. J. Rogers (chairman), William Evans, (vice-chairman), W. Meredith, D. W. Davies, W. Edwards, R. Trice, J. Harpur, J. Morris, W. Williams, Revs. T. Salathiel, and W. B. Griffiths, and the eleik, Mr. W. Harries. THE CUSTODY OF PrBLlC BOOKS.—The Rev. W. P. Griffiths, who had given notice of motion on the above rubject, being unavoidably absent during the first part of the meeting, Mr. Price said that he had been called upon to bring forward the matter of the custody of parish Ijooks. Having had such a short notice, Mr. Price explained that he had only just time to read up the portion of the Act bearing upon the question, and this tated that all public books, writings, and papers, excepting registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, and all books containing writings relating wholly or partly to the affairs of the Church or to ecclesiastical chanties, shall either remain in their existing custody, or be deposited in such custody as the Parish Council may direct." By this it appeared clear to him that the minute and other books belonging to the defunct Parochial Com- mittee would come under this category. These books were now, if he mistook not, in the custody of Mr. F. T. James, Merthyr, and seeing that it was from such memoranda that the histories of parishes and towns came to be written, he thought that they ought to be deposited in some convenient place where people could easily get at them and consult them. A lawyer's office was not a place where people cared much to go to and hunt up references. He was, therefore, pre- pared to move that the minute and other books belong- ing to the Rural Sanitary Authority be in the custody of the clerk of the Parish Council, but was willing to receive any suggestion from any member of the Coun- cil.—Mr. D. W. Davies seconded.—The Rev. T. Salathiel thought the best way would be for their clerk to see Mr. F. T. James, and inquire what books he had in his possession, and for the Council to hold a special meeting in a fortnight to consider the matter further.—Mr. Price said that with the consent of the seconder of his resolution he would willingly defer the .question until that time. He, therefore, gave notice that he would bring forward at the next meeting a. motion that all public books or writings relating to the Parish of Vaynor shall he in the custody of the clerk of the Parish Council. -After a long and some- what animated discussion as to what is meant by public books," the Chairman moved that the clerk be instructed to apply to the clerk of the extinct Rural Sanitary Authority for a list of the public books, writings and papers relating to the Parish of Vaynor which may be in his custody, so that the Council may decide where they shall be deposited, in accordance with Clause 17. Sub-section 8 of the Local Government Act, 1894.-This was secondad by Mr. John Morris and agreed to. THE BRAKES.—Mr. D. W. Davies asked what had become of the question of the Cefn and Merthyr brakes mooted at the last meeting.—The Chairman, in reply, said that it would be considered at the next meeting of the Rural District Council. CILSANWS MOUNTAIN.—Mr. R. Price stated that he had received a letter from Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., acknowledging the receipt of the draft sent to him re the ownersnp of Cilsanws mountain. In the letter Mr. Thomas expressed his determination to hunt up the matter as well as he could.—In connection with the said draft, the Chairman mentioned that he had read it before it was forwarded to Mr. Thomas, and while reading it he felt that every aspect of the case was so carefully presented as to make it unnecessary for him to make any alterations whatever.—Mr. J. Morris expressed himself in a similar strain.
MERTHYR THEATRE ROYAL. Playgoers are this week delighted with Mr. Sam Hague's excellent troup of minstrels," and every night the artistes are loudly applauded by all parts of the house. The songs are quite new, and the jokes are up to date, and every member of the company possesses a splendid voice. The choruses are rendered in good style and with much taste. Mr. Tom Beet, in his latest banjo songs, is a treat, and among other items worthy of note we may mention the individual songs and dances. Merthyr playgoers are partial to minstrels, and when such a good "crowd "as that possessed by Mr. Hague visit# the town they know now to appreciate them. Bumper houses are the order of the week, and it is hoped Mr. Smithson will continue to have crowded houses of enthusiastic admirers of minstrelism. "Sam Hague" is a name known all the world over. His entertainments are as refined as they are funny, and that is saying a great deal.-Next week, "The Road to Fortune," which is a popular favourite, will occupy the boards.
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RUPTURE.—Important Notice.-S. J. Sherman, Hernia Specialist, still remains at his old addresges- 61, Chancerv -lane, London, and 26, King-street, Man- chester. Send fur his new book of full information, 7jd. poot free.
THE PLYMOUTH CRISIS. On Thursday a. good gate" was attracted to Penydarren Purk to witness a football match between Mr. J. T. Harrap's team and Merthyr Thursday team. The gate-money was handed to the treasurer of the Plymouth Workmen's Distress Fund. The match, which was a very close and well-contested one, resulted in a win for the Thursday team by a penalty goal (dropped) to nil. Mr. Harrap's team played a splendid game, and at several points had hard lines in not scoring. Mr. Harrap deserves great credit for getting up the match for such a deserving cause. AT THE THEATRE. On Friday night, as was announced in our last issue, Mr. Will Smithson, the lessee and manager of the Theatre, gave a benefit" to the Plymouth men. Tickets were taken up very readily by the workmen and artisans of the town, and many persons purchased tickets, though they were unable to attend. Towards the close of the performance, Mr,. Smithson appeared in front of the drop scene, and was loudly applauded. He announced the fact that the proceeds amounted to jB52 6s. The demonstration of appreciation which followed lasted for some minutes, "three cheers" being accorded the generous lessee over and over again. —Mr. John Davies (a member of the Workmen's Committee) proposed, and Councillor John Evans (secretary) seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Smithson and to the artistes who took part in the performance.—The vote was carried with loud accla- mation, and Mr. Smithson returned thanks on behalf of Mrs. and Miss Smithson and the rest of the com- pany. A cheque for the amount named has since been handed over to the Workmen's Committee. ABERCANAID SOUP KITCHEN. About 500 children are given a dinner daily at the Pentrebach and Abercanaid soup kitchens. The appeal of the committee for assistance has been very generously responded to by tradesmen and others. Mr. Henry Watkin Lewis, in addition to the dona- tion of L25 contributed to the Distress Fund, gave sufficient material to keep the soup kitchens going for almost a whole week. Mr. T. W. Lewi3 and Miss Lewis, Abercanaid House, have also sent in contribu- tions in money and in kind. The Merthyr soup kitchen committee gave £ 5, and the Troedyrhiw com- mittee JB2. Mr. Arthur Daniel and Mr. Charles Price also sent parcels of provisions. Mr. W. Harris, of Merthyr, contributed 500 buns, and Mr. T. Rich, Plymouth-road, the same number. The committee desire to thank all for their sympathy and kindness. On Thursday, Friday and Satu-'oy the children of the Plymouth u v-v v.oyed ait-iicled at the Tem- perance Hall, Su. ivr, and at A'xn-canaid and Troedyrhiw, and wt i • ^'i ven the usual meal of soup. Upwards of 700 per day were relieved by this meam. On Saturday the men attended at St. David's Schoolrooms and other centres for the purpose of receiving a share of tho money subscribed by the various collieries, and the money received from other sources. About £ 400 of the money raised, including the JB200 contributed by the Amalgamated Society of Colliery Workers, was distributed. The money was divided in a manner that was thought best under the circumstances, and each man received 5s., and each hov 2s. 6d. It need hardly be said that this sum barely sufficed to pay for the goods that are necessary to keep body and soul together. Business was not at all brisk the latter part of the week, and tradesmen and others complain very bitterly. In one shop on Saturday a tradesman took only one shilling. For the past three years the same tradesman can show that his Saturday's takings have not been below £ 4. Mr. Rice, who is in charge of the Brecon-road Mis- sion, gave a breakfast to a number of Plymouth children on Sunday morning. On Sunday hundreds of children attended at the Temperance Hall, and were given a splendid tea, con- sisting of bread and jam and tea and cake. Messrs. 'i, W. Howfield and Son, confectioners, generously gave 1401bs. of currant cake, which was very much enjoyed. Upon leaving the hall each child was presented with a large lump of cake. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the children were again given soup, many of the distressed mothers also attending. Among those who assisted in helping the youngsters to enjoy their meals were Mrs. William Harris, Mrs. Beddoe, Mrs. Jones (Zion), Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. Jones (William- street), Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Robottom, Mr. William Harris, Rev. J. G. James, Mr. Hooper, Mrs. Edmonds, sen., Mrs. John. Mrs. Nicholas (William-street), Miss Coomhes (evangelist, Market- square Mission), Mr. Kemp (Central Schools), most of the ministers of the town, and a large number of workmen. The Pontmorlais Welsh C.M. Church has sent the sum of £2 to the fund. At a meeting of the members of the Merthyr Printers and Bookbinders Provident Fund held at the Globe Hotel, on Friday night, Mr. W. G. Rees presiding, it was unanimously agreed to contribute one guinea to the Merthyr Distressed Children's Funl. On Sunday evening next a sacred concert will be held in the Drill Hall in aid of the distress fund, and a special collection will be taken at tl-e Pontmorlais Wesley Chapel for the benefit of the soup kitchen fund. At Morlais Chapel, on Thursday week (the 12th), a. threepenny reading is to be given towards the same object. AT THE COUNCIL. At the ordinary meeting of the Merthyr Council yesterday, Mr. T. H. Bailey in the chair, the Sur- veyor, in the course of his report, said Referring to your instructions for the employment of workmen from the Plymouth Collieries, we have started the fifth relay of men this morning, being the commence- ment of the third week. With the exception of cut- ting a pipe trench for the renewal of water mains, their work has consisted chiefly of repairs of roads and the formation of the road between Gellifaelog and Bryniau-road. I shall be pleased to have further instructions as to the number of men to be employed. -The Chairman said he would like to point out that the employment of the men was irregular. He told the deputation when they appeared l>efore the Council that they should first of all apply to the Guardians, and that body could then communicate with the Council. That had not been done. He had heard that some of the men who were employed by the Council had deposited accounts in the Post Office Savings Bank.—Mr. John Lewis said he did not know where Mr. Bailey got his information with regard to the men having banking account". He was positive that he knew the larger portion of the Plymouth men, and those who had a little money had not been em- ployed. He must say, and to the credit of those men, that they had not applied for work, neither had they come to the committee for aid. -The Chairman You cannot possibly know who ha3 and who has not got a banking account.—Mr. Tohii Ex-ans Then how d j you know, Mr. Chairman ?—The Chairman I have heard it.—Mr. John Evans said ho was proud of the fact that the men employed by the Council, according to the surveyor's word, did a fair day's work; they worked better than the Council's own workmen.—Mr. Wills referred to the deputation which appeared before the Board of Guardians, and the Chairman again said the Council were spending money illegally. — Mr. J. Evans: And yo:i are spending money illegally upon the Penydarren improvement.—Mr. Wills We have not started it yet.—Mr. T. Thomas There is nothing to prevent the work being started.—Mr. Evan Lewis Where does the money come from now to pay the men ?—The Clerk Out of the rates.—Mr. E. Lewis Who signs the cheques ?-The Clerk Mr. David D.ni M. The money comes out of the current rate.- Mr. Thomas said lie did not wish to dispute the opini In of the clerk, but could not the Council arrange with the Board of Guardians so as to make the work legal V --In reply to Mr. John Lewis, the Clerk said there wa- no rule restricting the number of workmen employed by the Board, but as he had before uointed out the surveyor IKVI made an estimate.—On the pro- position of Mr. J. Evans, seconded by Mr Thomas Thomas, it was agreed by nine votes to three that the Council continue to employ the same number of men.—Mr. J. Lewis referred to the men placed on the road leading from Gwaunfarren, and said it was a shame that the screw should be brought upon them to prevent the Council carrying out public improvements on that road.—It was agreed that the clerk and surveyor report as to whether the road was a public or private thoroughfare. We have received a list of subscriptions and dona- tions to the soup kitchen fund, which we hope to publish next week. This (Thursday) morning a mass meeting of the men will be held at the Theatre Royal, kindly lent by Mr. Smithson, when Mr. David Morgan and others will speak. No settlement has been arrived at, and the position remains unchanged.
ABERCANAID. NEW MISTRESS.—On Monday last, Miss Harries, late assistant at Penydarren, entered upon her duties as headmistress of the infants' department at the Board Schools. We offer a very hearty welcome to Miss Harris, and trust that she will continue to main- tain the high standard of efficiency already gained at these schools. TEA PARTY.—On Monday last, at the Pentrebach Schools, in addition to the daily meal given to the children, a free tea for adults was held under the auspices cf the Pentrebach Temperance Society. A large number of persons were supplied with an excellent tea, the tables l>eing presided over by Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Dr. Coleclough, Mrs. Grocutt, Mrs. Bates (Brown-street), and Mrs. T. T. Jenkin", who were ably assisted by the Misses Bailey, Brown, Emery, and Bates. All the members of the com- mittee were most assiduous in their endeavours to make the gathering a success. In the evening an entertainment was given, over which the Rev. T. W. Welch presided. The principal item on the oro- gramme was an address in English and Welsh by the Rev. Morris Morgan, secretary to the South Wales Temperance Association. FAREWELL PARTY.—On Thursday evening last, at the Abercanaid Board School, a farewell party was held for the purpose of giving Miss Parry, head- mistress of the infants' department, a cheerful "send of." Miss Parry terminated her engagement under the Merthyr Board on Friday last in order to pro- ceed to Yarmouth, where she has succeeded in obtaining a valuable appointment. The party, which had been organised by the teachers and friends of Miss Parry, turned out a great success. Miss Thomas, senior assistant at the schools, carried out the secre- tarial duties, and she was aided in her work by tlio Misses Williams, Jones, Matthews, Daniel, Euton, and Francis, and Messrs. Jenkins and J. G. Thomas. A very large number of friends put in an appearance to do honour to the guest of the evening. A splendid tea had been provided by Mrs. Wilde (Merthyr), and after justice had been done the repast, an adjourn- ment was made to the adjoining rooms, where games and other innocent amusements were indulged in. The accompanists of the evening were Messrs. Evans and Daniel, while Mr. F. C. Davies tendered his valuable aid as usual. On Friday afternoon the teachers and scholars presented Miss Parry with a gold bangle as a mark of their appreciation and regard during her stay of four years at the schools. Miss Parry leaves with the best wishes of the inhabi- tants generally, and wo hope that the same success will attend her in the future as iu the past.
FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS. By SPECTATOR. The following note appears in a Cardiff contem- porary It is suggested that arrangements should be made whereby the Merthyr district will be able to put into the field next year a representative team that will be strong enough to redeem the character- of the locality from the stigma of relative inferiority. If Merthyr, Dowlais, Troedyrhiw, ani Cefn united for this purpose it is believed a really good show could be made, and that challenges could be given to strong local clubs. If the scheme matures it is hoped there will be no difficulty about entering into an equitable agreement for the necessary grounds. There are several players—Ben Vaughan, for instance—who might be counted upon to come out and render good assistance in the event of such suggested scheme being carried into effect. "A member of the Alexs. F.C." w.itea ;—Iu the Merthyr Times of the 22nd ult., you published a state ment sent in by the Tre legar Excelsiors F.C. that the match between the Merthyr Alexandras and the Excelsiors, which was played on the Alex's ground, ended in a draw. But this is not correct. The proper result was a win for the Alexs. by two tries to one They had their own leferee, and his own decision was a win for the Alexs. by the above score. I would be very glad if the referee would be so kind as to send in the proper result and so settle this dispute. Mr. R. Rawlinson, lion. see. Dowlais F.C., has written as follows to "Old Stager" of the South Wales Daily Nocs :Vith regard to your remarks with reference to the above match, I wish to state that the action of the Dowlais team was entirely due to the unfair decisions of the referee. The Dowlais team were given to understand that Mr. Ithel Jones, Treherbert, had been appointed to officiate by the Referees' Society. When we reached Ferndale a telegram was produced by the Ferndale secretary to the effect that Mr. Jones was at Manchester, there- fore a local gentleman was appointed at the last moment. With regard to the try which led to the regrettable incident of the afternoon, it was such a glaring breach of the off-side rule that the Dowlais team were disgusted to a man and completely lost thei r heads. I am pleased to state that both teams have mutually agreed to replay the match at Fern- dale next Saturday, and I am sure that with a com- petent gentlemen as referee the match will end pleasantly.—"Old Stager" comments as follows: The Dowlais men recognise the utterly ridiculous figure they cut, but Mr. Rawlinson has no right to allege that the decisions of the referee were unfair and even if the referee had been incompetent or partial, the Dowlais players acted in an extremely childish manner. The fact that the teams have agreed to replay the match or that they agree with reference to the refeiee's conduct does not affect the clear duty of the Welsh Union in tho matter. Clubs affiliated to the Union should realise their responsibility as members. Aberdare Harlequins went over to Tylorstown on Monday to play the team of that place. The crowd treated them rather unaentlemanly, and when the referee awarded the Harlequins a try the crowd got quite angry and rushed on the field of play. Seeing that the match was for the beneSt. of the widows and orphans of the recent colliery disaster, such conduct is to be deplored. Although the Harlequins were beaten, it must be remembered that they were opposed by a team com- posed of players, not only from Tylorstown, but from other parts oi the Rhondda. For a junior team the Harlequins hold a good record. They have played 18 matches this season, won 16, and lost 2. Well done Harlequins! TREORKY v. MKHTHYR.—Played at Treorky Ion Saturday. The visitois started, White returninar with interest. 1 lalf-tnnescore Treorky, 1 try2 minors; Merthyr, nil. A. Thomas re tarted, and a good return was made. J. Thomas then made a fine sprint from a succeeding scrum in half-way. From a subse- quent restart the visitors succeeded in notching a minor point from a long kick. Final score Treorky, 3 trys 5 minors Merthyr, 2 minors. RHYMNEY STARS V. MERTHYR A.—Playtd at Merthyr. In the first half Percy Ward, for the homesters, scored a try, which Bert Marshall nearly converted. At half-time the score was Merthyr A, 1 try to nil. No point was added in the second porioel by either side. DOWLAIS HARLEQUINS v. MERTKYR ALEXS.-This match was played on the ground of the former before a large crowd of spectators. Up till Saturday the Harlequins had not been defeated. The game was an interesting one, the passing of the visiting three- quarters being excellent. From a bout of passing, Evan Collins scored a try, which was not converted. The uprights were very close together, being fully five feet too narrow. Tho forwards were about evenly 00 matched. Benjamin Jehu picking up smartly from a scrum, got away nicely and threw to his partner, Ted Pugh, who, running strongly, passed those who opposed him in splendid form, and when confronted by the full-back threw back to his partner, Jehu, who had attended him all the way. Jehu simply had to touch down this was not converted, the ball going over the upright. Half-time was soon called, the Alexs. leading by two tries. The 'Quins played lietter in this half, but never had any chance to score. Jack Ferguson was playing a champion game, his kicl i Ig was superb. From one of his returns the home full- back failed to take, and W. H. Jones, snapping the ball up smartly, was over in a trice. Jack I' erguson was entrusted with the kick, and although the angle was elifficult, and a strong wind was blowing, he planted a magnificent goal. Soon afterwards the right wing three-quarters scored, after the whole of the backs handling. Jack Ferguson again converted. Final score Alexs, two goals two tries; 'Quins, nil. ABERDARE HARLEQUINS V. TYLORSTOWN.—Th:s match was played at Tylorstown on NIal)on'ia Day, thw proceeds being for the benefit of the widows and orphans of the recent disaster. The ground was in a very bad condition, and quite unfit for playing upon. The result of the game was Tylorstown, one goal and a try; Harlequins, one try. The decision of the referee in awarding what was in every way a fair try to Aberdare was challenged by the crowd, who behaved indecorously. The following composed the Harle- quins :—Full-back, J. Harris three-eiuarters, D. Thomas, I). G. Giles, J. A len, and J. R. Griffiths; halves, J. Llewellyn and W. Allen forwards, Dick Harris, T. Evans, D. Rees, W. T. Williams (captain), R. George, D. Samuels, J. Johns, and W. Lawrence. Next Saturday the Harlequins will play Merthyr Vale.
ASSOCIATION. Monmouthshire easily beat what was called the Glamorganshire team." It would, however, be ridiculous to say that the defeated team represented the best socy" talent in Glamorganshire. For example there was not a single player from Aberdare and Treharris. We are certain that a team composed of Aberdare and Treharris players woulel easily vanquish the so-called Glamorganshire Team." Monmouthshire "socy players must not run away with the idea that the team they beat on Saturday was the best that Glamorganshire could turn out. Not by a long chalk. The Aberdare v. Mardy match on Saturday was rather interesting. Both teams had absentees. Aberdare won by a goal to nil. The score does not, however, indicate the complexion of the game. Aber- dare pressed throughout, and some easy chances were spoilt by exceedingly faulty shooting. The Aberdarians have very good combination, but their shooting is decidedly "off." Johnny Thomas is about the neatest shot they have, and his absence on Saturday was sorely felt. B. Morris in goal played a nice game as usual. Aberdare will shortly be losing his services as he is going away. He is a sine qua non to the team, and his loss will he sorely felt. The Mardy goalkeeper was also a tower of strength to his side. He made some remarkable saves—one in particular. The Mardy backs were also a very trusty pair. Some of the forwards were inclined to get waxy, and one *f them showed his fists to an Aberdare player. To say the least, such conduct is unwarrant- able. By the way, it is interesting to note that seven out of the proper Mardy XI. possess the euphonious and aristocratic cognomen of Jones. Five of these Joneses figured in Saturday's match. It will be remembered thatF. Deacon, the Aberdare full-back, was selected to play in the international trial match. So well did he play that it looked almost certain that he would get his cap. It appears, how- ever, that he was disqualified on grounds of birth. Great interest was taken in the match Treharris v. Nelson, played at Aberdare on Saturday, being the semi-finale for the South Wales Challenge Cup. There were about 500 spectators on the field, prin- cipally from Treharris and Nelson. Partisan feeling ran high at times, and it was amusing to note how the crowd urged theii favourites on. In about ten minutes after the kick off Treharris scored a rather fluky goal. The Nelson custodian was too slow in trying to attempt a clearance. This was the on'y point obtained, and the match ended in a victory for Treharris. The play was not by any means brilliant. The combination of the teams was very indifferent. Of the two teams Treharris had the best forward?. Their full backs were also a good pair. The Nelson forwards were very poor but they had a good pair of backs. A word of praise is due to Mr. Ash tun, the referee, for his excellent refereeing. Treharris are now in the final, when they will meet the Barry Reserves. We cannot conclude our references to the match on Monday without strongly condemning the tricks of the people who sneaked into the field without paying. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. By the way what is "The South Wales Junior Challenge Cup" like ? Is it a better cup than the senior one ? AJERDAHE RANGERS v. NELSON A.—Plavud at Nelson on Saturelay, and resulted in a win feu Nelson by 2 goals to nil. The visitors were weakly repre- sented, and the match was a very tame affair. TREHARBIS v. NELSON.—This was a semi-final match (South Wales tlunior Challenge Cup), and was played at the Ynys Meadow, Aberdare, on Monday in the presence of fully 500 spectators. After ten minutes play Treharris scored an easy goal. This was the only point scored, and although the Nelsonites exerted themselves very hard to equalise, the Tre- harris defence proved too good for them. It was a well "contested game; but there was not a very scientific exhibition of the game. Treharris now enter the final round for the cup. ABERDARE v. MARDY.—Played at the Ynys Meadow on Saturday, in the presence of a fair gate. The ground was in a sodden state, which rendered the ball very slippery. Both teams had absentees. They fielded as; follows :—Aberdare Goal, B. Morris full- backs, F. Deacon, Gomer Watkins half-backs, F. J. Caldicott, J. Owens, R. E. Sydney; forwards, right wing, J. E. Thomas and J. E. Newton left ving, D. Rees and A. Jones (captain); centre, Owens. Mardy: Goalkeeper, D. Jones full-backs, Joe Morgan, Ben James; half-backs, J. Williams, J. Jones, W. H. Harris; forwards, right wing, R. Jones and J. Harding; left wing, Ted Jones and Jack Jones centre, J. Price. The referee was Mr. J. Strong, Aberaman. Aberdare kicked off, and a fast game at once ensued. The Aberdare attacking line made themselves busy, and D. Jones had to clear on several occasions. D. Rees had the goal at his mercy, but a. "aulty ;h It sen; the ball wide. R. Jones and Harding got going, and the latter eluded Deacon, and raced down upon B. Morris' charge. Ben was not, however, to be caught napping, and cleared splendidly. Sydney, who was working like a Trojan, and playfng a very smart game, had a nice opening, but ran the ball out. Harding dribbled up the field, but Caleiicott checked his progress. D. Rees and A. Jones, by means of excellent passing, took the ball right up to the Mardy goal, but the ball was shot wide. Half-time arrived with no score. On resumption of play both sides exerted their utmost to bring about a point some good combination pmongst the Aberdare forwards was witnessed. Newton centred well and A. Jones scored an easy god. Harding was again to the fore, and raced down upon Morris' charge, but the custodian cleared safely. Sydney beat two of the Mardy forwards, and then passed to Caldieott Caldicott transferred to A. Jones, and the captain came within an ace of scoring. Owens after a gooJ run sent in a rattling shot, and the Mardy e-ustodian had to concede a corner to save his side. The corner kick was well put by A. Jones a warm scramble ensued in front of the Mardy goal, but Joe Morgan brought relief by a smart shot. Harding dribbled, but Deacon returned the ball with interest. Play was in Mardy territory when the whistle blew. Final score Aberdare, 1 goal Mardy, nil.
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MISS MAGGIE WILLIAMS, MERTHYR, It is our painful duty this week to record the death, at the ehrly age of 27 years, of Miss Jane Margaret William^, daughter of the late Mr. David Williams, butter merchant, and step-daughter of Mr. J. F. Lewis, printer and stationer, High-street, Merthyr. Up to within a fortnight ago the deceased young lady apparently enjoyed ge>od health, and her almost sudden death has cast quite gloom over the town. She became very ill about a forinight ago, and was obliged to take to her bed. The fa;nily physician, Dr. C. Biddle, attended her, but skilful medical treatment proved of no avail. On Saturday last Dr. Webster was called into consultation, but the poor young lady passed peacefully away at twenty minutes past ten o'clock the same night, the cause of death being enteric fever. Miss Williams was well known and highly respected by everybody who knew her. For some years, with her sister, she assisted in the station- ery business of hot step-father, and her kind and genial disposition endeared her to all customers, and made her no end of friends. Her bright and cheerful face will be sadly missed, and no one will feel the loss greater than her sorrowful sister, for both were inseparable. For years Miss Williams had been a faithful member of Zoar Chapel, and has always taken a very active part in the affairs of this church, especially in all movements carried on by young people. For many years she was a faithful Sunday School teacher, and always conducted a Welsh class. Here, also, by her kind and sympathetic manner, she won the affection of not only the members of her class, but of the whole congregation and school. No beitter evidence of this is necessary than the fact that when the sorrowful new was announced in the school last Sunday almost every one, both youngand old wept tears of great sorrow. Miss Williams was the possessor of a splendid soprano voice, and was a faithful member of the Merthyr Choral Society. She has taken part in all the successful competitions, and only a few weeks ago attended Mr. Dan Davies' presentation meeting. Her favourite pieces were Dr. Parry's Nebuchaduexzar" and "Judas Maccabteus," and she excelled especially in the sacred song, "Star of Bethlehem." This was the last song she sang three weeks ago, and it was little thought at that time that she was so soon to see the Great Master over Whom the star shone. At the conclusion of the evening service at Zoar Chapel on Sunday evening, Mr. Thomas Williams, J.P., Gwaelodygarth, in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. John Thomas, alluded in most pathetic tetms to the untimely death of Miss Williams, and the congregation left the sacred edifice with teai- stained eyes. The Merthyr Choral Society met on Sunday last at the Market Hall, Councillor Thomas Thomas pre- siding. Reference was made by the Chairman, Mr. Dan Davies, Mr. Morris, and others to the death of one of the most faithful members of the choir, and a vote of condolence was passed in silence, and ordered to he sent to the bereaved family. It was unanimously decided to seud for a wreath of flowers to be placed upcn the coffin as a token of the respect in which Miss Williams was held. It was the feeling of the choir that they should attend the funeral and sing some of the deceased young lady's favourite tunes, but it being the wish of the family that the funeral should be private it was subsequently agreed that the choir be represented by one or two of its number. The funeral of the deceased youn? lady took place at Cefn Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The greatest sympathy was felt by the inhabitants, and all along the route to the cemeteiy blinds-were drawn and shutters put up. The funeral was private. The order of the mournful proeeesion was as follows :— First coach. Dr. Bieldle, Rev. J. Thomas, Mr. John Williams; second, third, and fourth coaches. Bearers, namely Mr. D. C. Williams, Mr. Harry Thomas, Mr. J. Beynon, Mr. T. Gilbert Evans, Mr. D. M. Yorwerth Mr. J. S. Jones, Mr. E. Lumley, Mr. T. Thomas (employees); fifth coach, Mr. J. P. Lewis, Mr. Daniel Davies (uncle); Mr. Richard Davies and Mr. W. F. Davies (cousins) sixth coach, Mr. Octayius Davies, Mr. E. Davies, Rev. Fred Williams (cousins), Mr. James Lewis (uncle): seventh coach, Mr. R. Edwards, Merthyr, Mr. John Harpur, Cefn, Mr. David Jones, Merthyr, Mr. William Harpur, Cardiff (uncles) eighth coach, Mr. Joseph Williams, Mr. Thomas Thomas, Merthyr; Mr. Llewelyn Davies Mr. T. Jenkins, supelintl ndent of Sunday School. Following is a list of those who sent wreaths, &c. Dr. and Mrs. Biddle, Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Oxford- street, London Mrs. J. D. Jones. High-street Mr. D. M. Yorwerth, London and Provincial Bank Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, Wellington-street Miss Jenkins, Abermorlais Sch.xils Miss Jones, Gwaelodygarth Mr. Thomas Williams, J.P., Gwaelodygarth Merthyr Choral Society (harp. with broken chord); Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans and family, Iscoed, Merthyr Mrs. Cromwell Junes, Mr. and Mrs. Hansard and family, employees, Mrs. Henry Lewis and family, Castle-street Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Parr, Mr. and Mrs. Beddoe, the Zoar Choir, Mr. R. Edwards and family The Vicar of Llanybri and family Mr. and Sirs. Heppell and daughter; Mr. James Lewis and family Mr. and Mrs. J. Beynon, Avenue Cottage Mrs. Winton, Sand-street, MorftH Town M s W. Harris, 144, High-street Miss Annie Sibbering, The Hawthorns Miss Lizzie Morgan, Fairfield House Sliss Bessie Sibbering, Sir. D. C. Williams, Sir. and Sirs. R. T. Davies, ronty- |X>ol-road Sir. and Sirs. T. Gilbert Evans, Messrs. pool-road Mr. and Mrs. T. Gilbert Evans, Messrs. Oakey,Eddy, and Willie Davies Co-teacheis at Zoar Sunday School, Mrs. Williams, Globe Hotel Mr. and Sirs. D. J. Evans and Miss Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Rees Jones and family, Bethesda-street; Mr. E. P. Biddle, Mr. A. Hansard, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Green. The service at the graveside was most impressively conducted by the Rev. John Thomas, pastor of Zoar Chapel. The family request us to thank all friends who have sent messages of sympathy. The letters are too numerous to be replied to individually.
ONE MAN ONE BOARD. What Brecon-road Liberals think. On Tuesday evening a meeting of the Brecon-road Liberal Association was held in the Slission-room. Mr. D. Phillips occupied the chair, and there was a large attendance. 1 he subject for discussion was the one-man-one-board ejuestion. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, spoke in strong terms of the injustice of electing one man to many boards. Such a thing should not be tolerated. The evening's dis- cussion was opened by Sir. J. O. Jones, Merthr/r Times, who advanced several arguments against multiplicity of seats. Slost of the members of our public bodies were men of business, and men of business could not possibly find time to discharge with efficiency the duties of more than one board. A man who sat on several boards was often temped, through lack of time, to scamp his work. Multiplicity of seats, moreover, tended to the formation of cliques. Every board should be thoroughly independent of other boards, and this could not be if the same members sat on all. The strongest argument, how- ever, in favour of the one-man one-board policy was to be found in the great democratic principle of popular government. The root-idea of the Local Government Acts is that as many people as possible should take active part in the administration of local affairs. These Acts had transferred local authority from the few to the many, and it is a breach of their spirit tor one man to grab seats on several boards. The man that sits on, say, four boards shuts out three other men in the cold, and makes it impossible for them to play their part in local affairs amongst those three there may be men of clear intellectual insight, possess ing extensive knowledge of local politics, men of strong minds and firm judgment. In losing the services of these men the community might possibly suffer a gieat deal. The safer and more salutary principle was to try and secure the greatest possible number of local legislators, and limit each member to some one board. — Mr. Rees Price quite agreed with the remarks of the opener, and thought many of the members of our boards were very lax in attending to their duties. They were exceedingly careful in looking after their own money, but squan- dered the money of the ratepayers with a lavish hand. —Mr. David Rees followed in the same strain.—Mr. Evan Price, while in sympathy with the principle, feared it would be difficult to carry it into action at once.—Mr. D. T. Slorgan thought it would be well for the association to invite other Jocal associations to discuss this question, so that public opinion might be brought to bear strongly on those members who monopolised seats on our local boards.—Mr. D. Jones was strongly in favour of the principle advocated that evening—Mr. D. Davies (Dewi Ddu) compared Merthyr with Manchester in respect of local rates. '1 he rates in the latter were about three shillings in the pound lets than in the former. Yet Manchester had magnificent public buildings, grand parks, splendid libuuies, and many other advantages which I we did not possess. He thought that our affairs would he more efficiently looked after if the policy of one man one board were adopted.—Mr. D. C. Thomas denounced the spirit of cliquism that prevailed in our public boards, and thought things would he healthier generally under a regime of one man one board.—Mr. D. S. Thomas adduced instances of mistakes and blunders committed, in his opinion, simply because a number of men sat on all our public bodies.—Mr. Gilleland supported the principle, the adoption of which was highly necessary, in hu opimon.—Mr. Thomas suggested the postponement of the debate. The subject was an interesting one, and deserved to be thrashed out thoroughly in all its aspects. The various public boards required different qualificatiotlf, and it was not often that the same man was possessed of the qualifications necessary for more than one board.—Mr. Rice, the secretary, was in favour of passing a strong resolution on the question that evening.—After further discussion it was resolved to postpone the debate to the evening of March 30, the secretary in the meantime to communicate with the Penydarren Association, inviting them to take the question up, so that co-operation in the whole ward might be secured.
Correspondence. THE MERTHYR VALE WARD ELECTIONS. Sm,—As one who has watched from the outeide, the recent elections, I cannot but see how closely we are held in the grip of capitalism. All around we see want and starvation staring us in the face, and I have noticed many letters in your columns on the subject, and I really cannot see anything in our social con- dition to laugh at. To all thoughtful and discerning men it should now be clear that the solution of the social question is the great task which has been laid upon the present epoch in the history of the world. Mr. Editor, Socialism is misunderstood. People have got the idea that capital would be nearly aliolished. No. So far from abolish- ing capital, Socialists wish to make it still more effective for social well being by placing it under social control. What they wish to abolish is the existing system in which capital is under the control of a class. It would be a considerable gain in clear- ness if this system were always called capitalism. Socialism has been allied with Anarchy. But what more like Anarchy have we than the present condi- tion of affairs ? Landlords grabbing the land from the people, masters crushing the workmen by low wages and starvation, idle men living in luxury, hard- working men starving, rich men getting juetice tempered with abundant mercy, poor folk, strict justice, often with brutality. Why, it appears as if a few were born to play football with the many. Socialism is not Anarchy. It is a term which embodies love your neighbour as yourself" (not kick him). Who can uphold the present system of society, when a few men, with money, are allowed to starve thousands, besides using methods which will not allow these thousands to get work elsewhere? It is enough to drive any hard-working man into violent Anarchy. In con- clusion, Socialism has greatly helped to give pre- valence to the historical conception of political economy it has deepened and widened the ethical conception of politIcal economy. Socialism has brought the cause of the poor most powerfully before the civilised world. Socialism has laid its diagnosing finger on all the sores of society, and showed how to heal them. Yet, Mr. Editor, we have men who do not understand this matter laughing at a few who are trying to understand it. Before they go further let them show why masters must rule and the majority of men be bound by the iron law of wages."—Yours, ———— SARTOR. SiR,—I am pleased to find that Treharris has followed the spirit of my letter, and has adhered to the sound principle of one man one Board at the recent bye-election. At Merthyr Vale there is every probability of Sir. Gray following in tho steps of his iate chief, and sit on three boards. He is already a member of the School Board, and has just been elected unopposed to the District Council; and from what I hear he is likely to be the candidate for the vacant guardianship also. There has been some trafficking ill seats between Trebarris and Merthyr Vale, and if the electors were of the same mind as myself, they would not tolerate any of these nice little arrangements, but go to the poll. What right.I ask, have a couple of hundred ratepayers to pledge themselves to the giving of one seat away providing another would not be contested ? This, to my way of thinking, is voicing by a few the feelings of the electors cf the Merthyr Vale Ward without authority. It must be obvious to any thinking man that a gentle- man sitting on three boards, and serving on several committees attached to the s-.atne, could not properly discharge his public duties, mixed up as they are in nine cases out of ten, with their own private business. Your correspondent "Conjistent" is fishin^, I imagine, for a free advertisement of himself and the reckless party he belongs to, and ignorant" as I am, I can see through his motive, and shall not fall into the trap so neatly set for me. I am a strong sup- porter of genuine Labour representatives, but unfor- tunately the great drawback 18, how and where to obtain their expenses. As far as I am concerned, I derive satisfaction from the fact that I am one of the subscribers to the expenses of Mr. John Edwards, our respected Labour member of the Merthyr Vale Ward on the Merthyr Board of Guardians, and all the poor ratepayers of Treharris cannot say that.—Yours, A POOR RATEPATER. SIR,-A change of front does not necessarily change altogether the complexion of issues. I suppose I must reluctantly follow Anti-Socialist as I intend to. yea, and stick to him like a leach, and the ultimate decision of your readers must be "beaten" or bigoted." So, sir, the I.L.P. made a feeble attempt to put a member of the I.L.P. on the Urban District Council. Now, Anti-Socialist," be consistent, and do not expect great things all at once. We have not sustained a defeat far from it. Unfortunately our organisation was unprepared to bear the strain of a contest for the simple reason that we have only lately been formed. Anti-Sociahst should share our surprise and appreciation at the moral support we command even at this stage. One thing he can fed assured of that the future is ouis the working man may be in a lethargic state, but as true as day follows night, so will he awaken, and I doubt very much if he will look to or expect much guidance from Anti- Socialist." The handful of harmful Socialists will yet prove too big a job for your contributor to crush. I would advise him to hasten, as histask will be a tough one indeed. Now, fir, I arrive at an unmanly assertion re funds, and an inference that the lack of same was in a manner explanatory and thus causing the white feather." If it should not appear similar to an adver- tisment, would you kindly allow me to urgently request those kind local Conservative gentlemen to hand us in the necessary gold which we usually receive (thanks, Mr. Editor). For the information of Anti- Socialist," I must express my regret at not lieing ft party to a free admittance to Sir. Fred Brocklehurst's lecture. I niay say that the le^cture delivered by Mr- Tom McCarthy (December 2nd, 1895) was free, the necessary funds being raised locally and voluntarily. This cannot, however, be repeated, and threepence to hear a gentleman of Sir. Brocklehurst's ability may be well earned, it being at any rate well spent. Yes, Anti-Socialist was present at the lecture as expected, and his cantankerous attitude and questions to our esteemed comrade were the laughing stock of the audience, for never was a more courteous and ex- ■planatory answer given to unbigoted queries. How- ever, as the lecturer reminded him, if lie had lwen aware of the facts his questions would never have been asked. The last remark that Mr. Biocklehuvt was compelled to make completely demolished Anti-Socialist," the audience so appreciating his discomfiture that the applause was loud and prolonged. And this is Treharris Liberalism Rather an uncom- plimentary way of showing it, and rather a chuck- iiig "of a leader who would aspire to voice the feel- ings of the working classes, assisted by a thin-skinneel connection with Trade Unionism, etc. I have again to remind Anti-Socialist that Liberalism upon its completion of Freedom and Contract," etc., its mission expires, and thus the party must naturally follow suit, and, whether it may lie cruel or otherwise, it must be treated in an identical manner to his removal by old age from his employment without any recognition or compensation, unless he pays to a pension fund. Unfortunately Anti-Socialist can- not see and won't read and trace the economic changes suffice it to say that our so-called Liberal and Tory leaders desire no evolutionary changes and I regret to think working men of Anti- Socialist's indiscretion will.be ever ready to pose as authorities or rather inisrepresentative. At any rate. lie now has a fairly clear insight into Socialism, and am afraid it is individuals towards which his venom is directed. -Yours etc, EXPECTANT. OUR JUNIOR MESIBER. SIR,—Can anyone give me an idea where our Junior Member is to be found? We know he ought to he found at St. Stephen's doing his duty as a legislator, if he is a true successor of our ever-to-be-remembereel "Henry Richard." Important divisions affecting Wales have taken place this week, and our junior" is marked absent and unpaired. We might as well have only one member as to be thus ignored by Mr. P. Morgan. Every man, as in the days of Trafalgar, is expected to do his duty, this day and every day. Our Tory Government are asking for an extra £ 3,000,000 over last year's Liberal grant, and promise to spend J610,000,000 on additional ships, that we may live at peace with our neighbours What a ghastly joke What would Sir. Henry Richards have said to all this huge and wicked expenditure? They also want to take three-fourths cf the taxes off the land as a sop for Tory votes, and make'the towns pay the piper for the benefit of, not the land, but landlords. It is the same with the so-called Ve>luntary Schools. If we do not look out, the clergy will get our taxes to pay their school expenses, and that at the expense of Nonconformists mostly. That is making Churchmen by Act of Parliament. T think I have said enough to prove that we require all our M.P.s to be present, and do their duty even in the face of 150 majority. 4th March. VERITAS.
GELLIGAER, GLASIORGANSHIRE. ltE JOHN TllOSIAS, DECEASED. SALE OF Double-Licensed Inn, &c. MR. R. T. RICHARDS has been instructed to SELL by AUCTION, at Three o'clock iu thei afternoon of THURSDAY, the 17th Day of March, 1896, at the HARP INN, GELLIGAER, in three Lots. LOT 1. -All that Cottage adjoining the Cross Inn, Gelligaer, in the occupation of Sir. Henry Carter. LOT 2.—All that Valuable Double-licensed Public- house, known as the Cross Inn, Gelligaer, let to Mr. Joseph Dury. LOT 3.—All that Cottage adjoining the Cress Inn now in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Dury, at the annual ground rent of L4 16s. These Premises are held on Lease for the term of 63 years, from the 28th February, 1344. at tho low ground rent of £2 on the whole, which will be divided as follows 10s. on Lot 1, 20:1. on Lot 2, aud 10s. on Lot 3. Fur further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, Pontypridd or to DAVID LEWIS, EH.L„ Solicitor, Cardiff. 5