MERTHYR. GWYDDONFRYN carried off two prizes for elejies at the Deri Eisteddfod on Mabon's Day ALDERMAN DAVID DAVIEs.-We are pleased to state that Alderman David Davies is well again. His many friends will be glad to see him about once more. ZION BIBLE CLASS.—The ordinary meeting of this class was held on Thursday last, when a very interest- ing paper was read by Mr. M. J. Hitchings, a member of the church. VISITORS TO ABERDARE should not fail to call at Miss A. OEPPEN'S, Commercial-place, Aberdare, for their cigarp, tobacco, £ 0. 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. [ADVT FORTHCOMING MAY DAY SHOW.—The May Day Show Committee met at the Castle Hotel, on Friday night, Mr. William Griffiths, Pencaemawr, presiding. Mr. Henry Bailey proposed, and it was agreed, that ft show be held this year, and a small committee was appointed to take the matter in hand. FOUND, about 11 years ago, by JENKINS, CHEMIST and SEEDSMAN, next door to Police-station, a Perfect CURE for COUGHS, COLDS, ASTIIMA, 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 INQUEST.—On Tuesday morning an inquest was held at the Plymouth Arms, Merthyr, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, and a jury, touching the death of the infant child of Rees Owen, aged four months, who died suddenly on the 7th inst. Dr. Biddle gave evi- dence, and a verdict of "Natural causes" was returned. PERSONAL.—Mr. Dan Davies conducted the Aber- tillery Choral and Orchestral Society on Wednesday night, when Mozart's Twelfth Mass" was per- formed. We understand that this society are getting on exceedingly well under the leadership of Mr. Richards. Newport. Mr. Dan Davies, upon making his api>earance, was cheered to the echo. 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 l>e consulted on Solitary matters, embracing drainage, ventilation, etc. f281 SCIENCE AND ART EXAMINATIONS, MERTHYR CEXTHF. \V e ttrc dl slred again to remind students who wish to be examined as external candidates in any of these examinations in April and May next, that they must apply on or before the 16th instant to the special local secretary, 13, Courtland-terrace, Merthyr. A fee'of Is. i. charged tor each paper applied for. To PARTIES FURNISHING.—Messrs. J. G. Maddox and Son, auctioneers, will sell by public auction at the Auction Mart, 25, Duke-street, Cardiff, on Tuesday and Thursday, March 17th and 19th, an immense assemblage of very superior household furniture. The Bale 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. f2849 INCANDESCENT GAS JLlGHTS INCANDESCENT GAS LIGHTS -.J. T. DOCTON, 138, High-street, Merthyr, has been Specially Appointed fjr the Sale of the Incandescent Gas Lights. Gas Con-umers, 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 addres". Inspection invited. Competent workmen employed to fix same. [ADVT. CREDITORS' MEKTiNC.—A meet'ng of the credttors of Daniel John Evans, hosier, 35, Union-terrace, Merthyr, was held on Friday at the offices of the Official Receiver. The statement of affairs showed gross liabilities amounting to JS2,105 Is. Id. The liabilities to rank for dividend were returned at JB831 9s. 9d. The assets, including £ 102 9s. 9d., balance of account due from the estate of Bowen and Jones on bills not held by the bank, and JB648 15s. 8d., surplus from securities in the hands of creditors fully secured, were given as £1,245 7s. Id., showing, as compared with J3881 9c. 9d., a sum of JB363 17s. 4d. to the good. KEEP YOUR EYE ON MORRIS'. WHAT FOR? For Stylish Suits and Overcoats. For style, quality, and value, Morris challenges the town. Try Morris' celebrated 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.'a Lined Gloves, &c. Note the address, J. W. MORRIS, 10, Pontmorlais, Merthyr. MR. DAN*. DAVIES' CONCERT PARTY.-This excel- lent party gaN e a grand concert a N ebo, Ystrad, on Thursday last. The sacred edifice was crowded, and the party received a very flattering reception. Among other items sung were "The Sea hath its Pearls," "Good Night, Beloved," "Yr Haf," Dr. Parry's Sleigh Glee," and several of these were vigorously encored. Madame Miles-Beynon, Miss Beatrice Evans, and Mr. Sand ford Jones were in good form, and were accorded loud plaudits. It is gratifying to Mr. Davies to known that the party have several Other engagements booked in the Rhondda. BURIAL BOARD.—At the meeting on Friday of the Burial Board, Mr. Charles Price, Troedyrhiw, pre- sided. It transpired that it would devolve upon the vestry to elect three members in place of those retiring bv vote. Mr. E. P. Biddle, who is about to leave the locality, gave in his resignation. There will be, therefore, four vacancies for the vestry to fill up. The sexton of the Aberfan Cemetery (Mr. E. Davies) applied for an increase of salary, and pointed to the fact that he had been for 20 years in the service of the Board, and his work had increased. His present salary was J620, and the Clerk explained that if lie (the sexton) was able to dig the gravea himself, he also was entitled to 4s. for a new grave and 3s. for old ones. Th 3 consideration of the matter was adjourned. SERIOUS VEHICULAR ACCIDENT.—On Saturday last a coal-cart, belonging to Mr. Lewis, Goitre, driven by Mr. Lewis' son, and a butcher's trap, the property of Mr. Millward, butcher, High-itreet, were being driven in opposite directions in Bethesda-street, Mr. Eddy Millward being in charge of his father's horse and trap. Thr( o ;h some cause the two horses and vehicl 1 x>llid d withsomeforce. The shaft of Mr. Millwa. da trap pene- trated the flesh of the other horse, so much so that the poor animal was killed on the spot. The shaft of Mr. Lewis' cart also entered the breast of Mr. Millward'.s horse, and the injuries sustained were so serious that a the animal died on Tuesday. We learn that Mr. Millward's horse was valued at £60. THE CYMRODORION DINNER.—The annual OF Dewi Sant dinner of the Merthyr Cymrodorion was held at the Victoria Coffee Tavern on Friday evening. About forty members sat to an excellent repast provided by Mrs. Smith. Mr. E. Lougher, president of the society, occupied the chair, and Mr. Rhys Davies, Courtland-terrace, the vice-chair. The tables having been cleared, addresses were delivered by Mr. Lougher, Mr. W. Edwards, Mr. Gomer Jones, H.M.I.S., the Rev. John Thomas, Zoar, the Rev. W. Evans, Salem, Mr. D. Evans, auctioneer, Mr. J. O. -Jones, Merthvr Times, and Mr. E. Williams (Gwernyfed), secretary of the society. Bardic addresses were delivered by Merthyrfab, Alawydd o Lywel, Mr. Evan Price, and Mr. Benjamin James. A fuller report of the proceedings will be found in our Welsh columns. TOM EVANS, Bespoke Tailor, sole 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. L Market-square, to 24, High-street (opposite the old Church), where he has 0|>eiied 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 and coloured shirts, collars, cuffs, scarves, gloves, &c., of every description. Agent for Rushbrook's butchers' clothing. Every kind of children's fancy hosiery and baby linen supplied. Terms, strictly for cash r3316 UNITED SOCIETY OF Yor; WELSH CONGRKGATION- ALISTS,- The usual monthly meeting of the above was held on Wednesday evening last, at Ynysgau Chapel. The chair was occupied by Mr. David Nicholas, and the following was the programme -Opening prayer and reading, Miss Ann Morgan, Ynysgau paper, "Religious Characteristics of the Age in Wales," Mr. -Ben Jones, Salem; song, "Flee as a Bird," Miss Maud Haman, Ynysgau paper, "Christ as an Example*" Miss M. A. Davies. Bethesda; song, ".Star of Bethlehem," Mr. William Jones, Salem. The following also took part in the discussion which followed :—Messrs. David Morgan, Isaac Jones, D. L. Jones, J. M. Jones, Richard Msliphant, John M. Williams, and D. D. Williams. These meetings con- .tinue to be well attended, and are the means of bring- ing together in closer unity the young people of the various churches connected. GO-WON-GO-MOHAWK.—This exciting piece will be produced at the theatre next week. The principal character is Miss Mohawk, who is an expert in the use of the rifle, how and arrow, and in throwing the lariat running, and jumping Her play of Wep- Ton-No-Mah, the Indian Mail Carrier," is truly a realistic reproduction of life as it is on the border where the blue-coated guardians of Uncle Sam watch on the prairie and emulate the prowess of General Custer. While stirring in its many wonderful scenes, and wrought with exciting climaxes, it has yet not one particle of the blood-and-thuuder element. Miss Mohawk depicts all the true qualities of her race, and in her realistic reproduction of the mail carrier'; part exhibits such wealth of muscular arms and legs that at once attracts the attention of the house. With amazing rapidity she hurls a man, from sheer force of muscular power, over her head, and in the knife fight relies wholly on her superior skill. She feels as com- fortable in male attire as in her broadcloth dresses and beads, as can easily be seen when she is on the stage. OPENING Of A BUFFALO LODGE.—On Monday night, at the Market Tavern, a lodge was opc-ned in connection with the Antedeluvian Order of Buffaloes. The founders of the lodge were Primos Howey Powell and David Henry Jonea. A short time ago Mr. Powell sent a letter to Sir William Thomas Lewis, informing him of the institution being established, and asking for a name. Sir William, in a generous letter, wrote that he would like it called the "Sir William Thomas Lewis" Lodge, which name has been adopted, Mrs. Harris, the hostess, has placed at the disposal of the "Buffs'' one of her rooms apart from the bar of the Market Tavern, and the lodgeroorn has been fitted up in a costly style. The visitors were Sir A. E. Marshall, K.D.M. Primo J. Thomas, Knight Sr.ndbrook, Knight Weekes, Primo Banfielrl, Knight PuHell, CV.rdiff; Primo M. Gale, Bro. C, T. Marshall, Poutyptiddt; Primo Drinkworth awl other officers present were Primo Howey Powell Bro. M acev, Ptimo-) W. Davies, J. Grormap, Bro, | Williams, and Bsos. Junes and Roberts, organist and pianist. A cold collation had been provided hy IloBtBM-Harris, who ;d-;cl presented the lodge with a splendid secretaire. We understand that upwards of 50 names will be eurolltd at the next lodge meeting. A LECTURE on John Milton will be delivered at Market-square Chapel on Monday evening by Mr. John Anderson. THE RSNTGKN RAYS were the subject of an interest- insr sermon delivered at Market-square Chapel on Sunday morning by the pastor, the Rev. J. G. Jimes, B.A. SHOP ASSISTANTS' UNION. — The conversazione which had been arranged for January 30th will be held, it has now been decided, on March 26th at Bentley's Central Hall. Mr. Rees, the local secre- tary, has been elected vice-president of the South Wales branch of the Union. HIGH-STREET SoctAL Uxiox.—The usual weekly meeting in connection with this union was held on Thursday last, Mr. J. Hulbert in the chair. An interesting programme of music, readings, and recita- tions was gone through, the various efforts being greatly appreciated by the goodly number assembled. Mr. W. J. Price was the accompanist for the evening. SALE.—On the 17th inst. Mr. A. E. Harris (Messrs" H. W.3 Harris and Son) will sell by public auction, at the Globe 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 MERTHIR CHORAL SOCIETY AND MOUNTAIN ASH EISTEDDFOD.—It is now finally settled that the Merthyr Choral Society will compete on Easter Mon- day at Mountain Ash Eisteddfod. There are over 200 voices, and the choir is earnestly at work. They look forward to a keen competition. We are given to understand that the three principal choirs of South Wales will enter into the contest, viz., Rhymney, Dowlais and Merthyr, but we are assured that the Merthyr "invincibles" will make a good try for suc- cess. 3RD V.B. WELSH REGIMENT.—MERTHYR DETACH- MEXT. P. R. Cresswell, colonel commandant. Orders for week ending Saturday, 21st March, 1896:—Mon- day, recruit drill and ambulance class at 8 p.m. Wednesday, company drill at the dtill hall at 8.15 p.m., plain clothes Friday, recruit drill. For duty, Lieutenant Jones, Sergeant Nash, Lance-Corporal Vaughan, Bugler Lewis. Next for duty, 2nd-Lieu- tenant Davies, Latice-Sergeant Baverstock, Lance- Cori)oral Davies, Bugler Jones.—By order, Colonel D. R. LEWIS, commanding 3rd V.B. Welsh Regi- ment, Merthyr Detachment.
DOWLAIS. Our Dowlais correspondent is Mr. W. Harris Evans, 26, Pantscallog, who will be glad 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. GKO. J. O'Neill, Frederick's Court, North Street, and Pond Street, Dowlais. SANITARY PLUMBING AND HOT WATER ESGIN- EERING.—W. AUSTIN AXD SOX 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, Gla.ss.etc.-26 Union-street. and91. Caeharrit Dowlais. J. JKREMIAH, 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, Mertfiyr. All paper hangings, gas fittings, bar fittings, paints and varnishes at lowest prices in town. Visit my showroom if you want to save money. We regret that a parcel of Dowlais news con- taining several items of interest, has somehow gone astray this week. This accounts for the non-appear- ance of certain reports in this column. CAERSALEM HALF-YEARLY PREACHING SKBVICIS. TI e half-yea: ly prer c't eg s rvi. es)f Caersalem Welsh Baptist Chapel were helu on Siturcay, Sunday, and Monday last, when the following well-known preachers officiated :-Profes"or J. A. Morris, A'lerystwyth Rev. J. D. Hughes, Pontygwaith and Rev. W. Thomas, Hebron, Dowlais. SPIRITUALISM.—A well-attended meeting took place at the Assembly-room, Oddfellows' Hall, on Thurs- diy evening last, the chair being occupied by Mr. Charles Hemmings. Dr. W. Jones (Penydarren) read an excellent paper on Spirit and Matter," which was received with applause. Votes of thanks to the speakers and chairman concluded the meeting. SCHOOL WORK.—Our congratulations to Mr. R. H. Rees, headmaster of the Central Schools, and his ad- mirable staff, on the occasion of the school receivii g the excellent" grant from the Science and Art Department in the recent drawing examination. The result is all the more gratifying when we consider that nearly 600 boys were presented for examination. ST. JOHN AMBULANCE COMPETITION.—In January last various contingents from the different ambulance classes, comprising the Merthyr Centre, competed for prizes awarded by the Glamorgan County Council, the result of which has just come to hand. The first prize has been awarded to the Dowlais (Gwernllwyn) contingent, comprising the following Messrs. A. J England, John Evans, A. J. Chard, C. Price, and B. Swancott. Lecturer, Dr. It. L. Hughes, honorary life member examiner of, and examiner, to the St. John Ambulance Association. The n)<o\e result speaks for itself, and we beg to offer our heartiest con- gratulations to Dr. Hughes and his successful pupils. SOCIAL.—The threefold attractions of a soiree, concert and Cinderella, dance, organised by Mr. Lesley Powoll and friends, attracted a large number of pleasure-seekers to the Oddfellows' Ilall on the evoning of last Mabon's Day. After full justice had been done to the excellent catering by Mrs. Jones, of the Holly Bush Hotel, the audience enjoyed a well-arranged concert, in which Miss Maggie Powell, of Dowlais, and Mr. John O. Jones, of Merthyr Vale, contributed the serious portion of the programme with unqualified success. The comedy element was in the experienced hands of Mr. Patsy Lynch, Mr. John Protheroe, and Mr. Dan Kennedy, and the fun waxed fast and furious, encores being the rule. The entertainment concluded with a dance, which, in accordance with the traditional story of Cinderella, finished as the clocks were striking the hour of twelve. SOIREE AT MORIAH SCHOOLROOM.The annual soiree, held under the auspices of the Moriah Welsh Baptist Sunday School, took place on Thursday even- ing last. The schoolroom had been tastefully decor- ated with appro prist 3 ir.ot;oes, a.d pr a ntid a cosy appearance. At the tables, which were stocked with a choice assortment of delicacies, the following ladies presidedMrs. R. Jones, Regent-street, assisted by Miss Watkins (Garth Farm) and Miss S. Thomas (Garden-street); Mis. Jones (Overton stree ) assisted by Mrs. Howells (Berry-square), Miss The mas (Francis- street), Miss Evans (Francis-street), the Mis es Rachatl and Agnes Jenkins (Union-street), and Miss James (Russell-street); Mrs. M. A. Thomas (Berry-square), assisted by Miss Davies (Alma-street), Miss R. A. Owen, and Mrs. W. J. Jenkins (Berry-square). The cutters' department was allotted to Mrs. Prosser (Russell-street), Mi's. Davies (Wyndham-street), and Mr. J. Edwards (Balaclava Shop). Justice havinsr been done to the good things provided, a short pro- gramme was gone through, the pastor, Rev. B. Davies, presidingSolos by Mrs. David Howells, and Messrs J. James, D. Howells, and D. J. Davies; duet by D. J. Davies and D. Howells Miss E. A. Jones, Penydarren, contributed two elocutionary items in a splendid manner. Oranges having been distributed, the meeting terminated with the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Great praise is due to the follow- ing Messrs. J. Saunders Davies, Richard Jones, and D. Jones, for the excellent arrangements which had been made towards making the soiree as success- ful as its predecessors. WELSH CONG REG AT ION A LI ST MUSICAL FESTIVAL.— For some time past the choirs connected with Bethania, Gwernllwyn, Bryn Sion, and Penywern, haTe been busily rehearsing the various hymn-tunes, chants &c., composing their programme for the festival under the leadership of the following gentle- men Messrs. William Hu?he.<,A.C Evan Thomas. I ihomas 1 horn as, Mial Williams. The conductor of the Gymanfa was Mr. Harry Evans, A.R.C.O., who is deserving of great praise for the really excellent singing which was heard throughout the day. The morning meeting was held at Bryn Sion Chapel, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Thomas, Penywern, when the following hymns were sung with much fervour Abergele, Emlyn, Belmont, St.Aelred, Byd o Erlidiau, America, Sandon, the chant Croft, together with a duet by Messrs. Thomas P. Jones and J. Thomas, Penydarren. Recitation, "Gor- phenwyd," by Miss Davies, Broad-street, solo, "Penill ardderchog adroddodd fy Xhad," which was sung by Madame Annie Lewis-Jones. These were greatly enjoyed, and the committee are to be highly com- plimented for introducing these items into the programme. A prize was offered by the committee for the best hymn-tnne to the words, "Angau'r lesu," and the successful competitor proved to be Mr. Meth Lloyd, G.T.S.C. Mr. Harry Evans played the successful tune on the organ, and Mr. Lloyd was con- gratulated on producing a composition which would undoubtedly prove very popular. The afternoon! meeting was held at Gwernllwyn Chapel, under the presidency of the pastor, Rev. R. Trevor Jones, when the singing reached a higher pitch of excellence than was shown in the morning. Crugybar, Morningtcn, Wynnstay, Blaenhafren, I Bwy y Perthyn Mawl, Henryd, Hebron, were the hymns sung. The follow- ing also took part: —Recitation, Y Goron Ddraen." Mr. John Jones, Pant-road solo, Yr Arglwy(ld yw fy Mugail," tMiss Winifred ^Rees. Quartet,) "God so loved the World," by Misses M. A. Watts, E. M. Jones, Messrs. E. R. Evans and Evan Thomas, and the anthem, Y Mab Afradlon the parts of the father and son were taken by Messrs. E. R. Evans and Mial Williams, both the choir and the soloist acquitting themselves admirably. The evening meeting was held at Bethania, under the presidency of the pastor, Rev. R. S. Williams, when the spacious edifice was uncomfortably filled. The hymns St. Garmon, Shawmet, Treforis, Rhyl. Sychu y dagrau, Trewen, Pererin, Hiraethog, were given with great feeling. Madame Annie Lewis-Jones sang by special request, "Penill ardderchog adroddodd fy Nhad," which was without a duubt one of the richest items of the whole meetings. Mr. George Hicks recited Gorphenwyd in his usual masterly style, and Mr. Mial Williams contributed a bass solo. The requiem in memory of the late Eos Morlais, which was com- posed by Mr. Tom Price, Merthyr, received splendid treatment under the skilful conductorship of Mr. Harry Fvans, and had to be twice repeated. The chorus, "Hallelujah to the Father" was rendered with good taste, considering the great disadvantage which the choir laboured under owing to the great heat. The Rev. R. S. Williams at this stage of the meeting presented Mr. Meth Lloyd with a handsome book prize, and made complimentary references to Mr. Lloyd's able qualities as a musician. Thus ended the 1896 musical festival of the Welsh Congregational is ts, and all eoncerned have leason to bo proud of the results of their efforts, more especially their youthful conductor, who preved himself to be a master conductor of festival singing. RECHABITIJS.—A large number of juveniles and adults attended Caersalem Chapel, when a splendid lantern entertainment was gone through, the story being One of his Jewels." The lantern was manipu- lated by Messrs. W. J. Jenkins and Thomas Tnoma?, and Mrs. Shem Williams read the story. The chair was occupied by Mr. William Rees, and the evening's enjoyment was contributed to by Messrs. William Morris and Fred Hier, who sang solos. FORESTERS' SUPPER AT THE BEEHIVE HOTEL.—On Thursday evening last the annual supper, held in con- nection with the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court 4,858, took place in the spacious clubroom of the Bee- hive Hotel. There was a large attendance of mem- bers and friends to do justice to the splendid repast which Host Rawlinson had provided. After the removal of the cloth, the following programme was gone through, Dr. H. L. Hughes in the chairjr—Toast, The Queen," given by the Chairman song, "Sol- dier and a Man," Mr. James James song, The Diver," Mr. David Davies (encore song, Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep "); toast, The Court Lodge," given by Mr. David Lloyd, secretary, and responded to by Mr. Beytton song, I Can't Change It," Mr. R. Rawlinsou; song, "You Married Men Beware," Mr. John Thomas; toast, The Town and Trade of Dowlais." given by Mr. J. King Price, and responded to by Mr. Levinsohn song, Hob y Deri Dando," Mr. B. Williams song, The Drummer Boy," Mr. Kemp Mr. Crad Evaus contributed a comic song in good style. The proceedings terminated wi:h Mr. David Davies singing Hen WIad fy Nhadau."
PENYDARREN. LTNITED TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.—The first miscel laneous concert in connection with the above society was held at Elilll Chapel, Penydtrren, (by kind permission), on Thursday evening last. The chair was occupied by Mr. John Llwyd, Penydarren Schools, in the unavoidable absence of Alderman David Davies through indisposition. There was a large au'Mence, and the various items were loudly applauded. The following was the programme :— Song, Gwlad y Delyn," Mr. Joseph Farr; recita- tion, "Cartref y Meddwyn," Mr. Theo. Price; song, "Gwlad fy Ngenedigaeth," Miss L. C. Jones song, "The Pilot," Mr. James Davies; recitation, The Beggar," Miss M. A. Jones; glee, "Now by days retiring lamp," the Dowlais Temperance Choir (conductor, Mr. R. T. Rees) song, Bwthyn Mam a Nhad," Mr. T. Williams; reading, "Anthony Rubenstein playing the Piano," Mr. Isaac Edwards duet, "Larltoard Watch," Messrs. J. Farr and J. Davies; song, "Yr hen Lane," Mr. Theo. Price; recitation, Pont a'r Dan," Miss Blanche Lewis song, "Y Cymro Dewr," Mr. Evan Thomas recita- tion, "Cynghor Wil Biyan i Rhys Lewis a'r 'Cheek, Mr. Walter L. William-! ;song, Y Beibl Mawr," Miss S. Thomas; song, Y Bacngen Dewr," Mr. W. Jones; dialogue, "Y gwr, y wrsig, a'r cymydog," Mis'. B. Lewis, Messm. J. Jenkins, and George Hicks duet, "Flow.gt-ntly Deva," Mcssis. T. Williams and E. Thomas glee, "Y Rhuthrgyrch," Dowlais Temperance Choir. The accompanist throughout was Mr. Lewis Powell Evaus, and be discharged his duties admirably. Votes of thanka to the chairman and those who contributed were proposed by Messrs. ,T. Vargo and Llewelyn Williams, and seconded by Messrs. Thomas Hughes and W. Lewis. The whole arrangements were in the hands of Mr. D. E. Jones, secretary, and that gentleman performed his work creditably.
CEFN. WEDDING.—Last Sunday moruiug, at the Vaynor Parish Church, was solemnised the wedding of Miss Kendley, the daughter of Mr. John Kcndley, our village postmaster. to Recruiting-Sergeant Fling, who has heen stationed at Cefn for some time past. The wedding was more than ordinarily quiet, owing, pro- bably, to the heavy downpour of rain, but several well wishers of the happy pair waylaid the carriage at several street coiners and dealt forth a regular delnge of rice. Both bride and bridegroom have the btft wishes of their numert us friends at Cefn. ACCIDENT,—On Friday morning, at the Vaynor Quarry, another sad accident happened. It is not easy to discover how the untoward event really happened. We were, however, able to gather that a quarryman, named Thomas Morgan, living in Old Chapel-street, Cefn, had been engaged in tiring a shot. When the shot had gone off, Morgan returned to the spot, and while examining the hole, from which the shot had been discharged, an explosion— how caused is not known—took place, burning Morgan severely about the face and hands. Dr. Flood was soon in attendance, and after wrapping the poor fellow well up, be ordered his removal home. We understand that the brlrns about the face were rather serious, so much so that the doctor had at one tinle grave misgivings as to the safety of Morgan's" eyes. Thanks to the assiduous care which Dr. Flood took of him, the patient is y doing better than was at first expected.
THE PLYMOUTH CRISIS. I Much disappointment prevailed throughout the town on Thursday and Friday last when it was made known that practically nothing was done at Thurs- day's mass meeting save the passing of a resolution to continue the struggle. The inhabitants of all classes are deeply interested in the dispute, because it is felt that the hand of destitution must necessarily spread its fingers outside the Plymouth men if the crisis con- tinues much longer. The larger business houses are dealing mainly with the artisans in ready money, and a lad-O amount of old account has to lie resorted to by tffem with the unemployed. The small shookeepera feel the struggle very severely, and it must follow as a matter of course that many tradesmen who have sold goods on the hire-purchase system are not in receipt. of their weekly payments. Speaking to the proprietor of a large business recently, our reporter elicited that during the last strike tradesman lost goods to the value of many pounds by people (owing to the destitu- tion which surrounded them at.the time) taking up their bed and walking to fresh fields and pastures nsw. Of course, such occurrences cannot be helped when the men are on the point of starvation," remarked the good-natured tradesman. We do not care, when we known that many children are on the verge of starvation, to order our men to drive to the wretched homes ot tho workmen and seize the goods supplied to them in lieu of payment. I have known people sell our goods and leave the locality, and months afterwards those very people have "ent us the money in full when they were: in better and more floorishing circumstances. If any of my customers "flit" this time (though my previous experience refers to the Rhondda), I dare say the honest but down-trodden collier will not rest content until he has paid us what he owes." At the conclusion of the meeting at the Theatre on Thursday, at which Mr. David Morgan was present, the following report was handed to the reporters, the proceedings being conducted in private :A mass meeting of the Plymouth workmen was held on Thursday morning, in the Theatre Royal, Mr. Robbins presiding. Mr. David Morgan (agent) gave a lengthy speech, and the following resolution was unanimously adopted That we, as Plymouth workmen, are unanimous in our determination to continue our struggle for what we deem is justly due to us for our labour, and we still place confidence in our respected agent, believing that he has used every possible and legitimate means to bring the dispute to a final issue." On Saturday the members of the Hauliers' Union, Lower Duffryn, Mountain Ash, voted the sum of £5 to the Plymouth Relief Fund, and the letter contain- ing the money intimated th-tt the Lower Duffryn men intended contributing a sn-i ,money weekly so long as the dispu*- v'ed. P,5 was also received from the Ynyshir Stan.. I Colliery, Rhondda, and JB50 7s. 9d. was received ii the Dowlais Works' Com- mittee, and L5 18s. 9d. from Messra. James Davies and Samuel Harris, on behalf of the South Tunnel Pit workmen, Dowlais. The night men employed at Vochriw No. 1 Colliery, sent £1 Is. 6d., and 3s. 6d. has been contributed by the printers at the Tdst Office, per Mr. G. H. Watts. In last week's issue, in our report of the Council meeting, we stated that Mr. John Lewis, Peny- darren, replied to Mr. Bailey's remarks with regard to the Plymouth workmen being employed by the Council. Our readers are aware that Mr. John Evans, the secretary of the Plymouth Workmen's Committee, is one of the Libour members on the Council, and it was Mr. Evans and not Mr. Lowis, who said that the men who had a little money in the Post Office Savings Bank had not applied to the Council for work, or to the committee for a-sistance. Our reporter called upon the Plymouth committee's secretary on Tuesday, and was informed that there was no alteration in the state of affairs. No meetings had been arranged, and as far as lie knew no other negotiations had taken place with the Plymouth Company. LATEST PARTICULARS. Yesterday a meeting was held at the Globe Hotel of the Joint Committees, representing three lodges of Abercanaid and the hauliers' committee. Mr. Robbins presided. Mr. David Morgr.u addressed the meeting. The reporters were not admitted. As a result of the meeting representatives were appointed to visit all the collieries in South Wales appealing for help on behalf of the Plymouth men. Is there any prospect of a settlement' asked our reporter of one of the men's representatives last night. None whatever," was the reply. "There is no change in the position as far as the men are con- cerned, and probably no further steps will be taken by either side until the compensation case ha" been tried in London. The case may come on next week." On Tuesday Mr. Bruce, of the firm of Messrs. Morgan and Bruce, Pontypridd, attended at the Globe Hotel to take the men's evidence for the com- pensation case. The plaintiff is Mr. John Davies, who claims the sum of £5 as damages for alleged wrongful dismissal. The case, it is thought, will be tried by the Lord Chief Justice. The men's leading counsel is Mr. Asquith, with Mr. Atherley Jones as junior. PLYMOUTH DISTRESSED CHILDREN'S FUND. Over 1,300 children are given one meal daily at the Temperance Hall, Pentrebach, Abercanaid, and Troedyrhiw centres, numbers of the workmen assist- ing the local committee at each ylace. The following donations have been received since the previous list was published Mrs. M. Cirlysle, 12s. 9d.; Merthyr Thursday Football Club, £ 2 Is. 6d.; Mr. W. H. Southey, 21s.; Merthyr Printers' Provident Fund, 21s.; Mr. Kemp, 5a.; Mr. M. Goodman, Bethesda- street, 10s. 6d.; Mr. H. Gittlesohn, Dowlais, 10s. 6d.; Mr. H. Isaac, Dowlais, 7s. 6d.; Mr. Julius Prag, 7s. 6d.; Hebrew Philanthropic Society, 10s. 6d.; Mr. David Davies, Maesyeoed, 42s.; employees of Mr. William Harris, £ 4 10- Higher Grade frirls, per Mis. J. Rug r -,30" collected at the following chapels: Zoar (part), t;4 Elim. Penydarren, 23s. lid.; Taber- nacle, 36s. 4d.; Gellideg, 20s.; Beulah, Dowlais, 24s. 3d.; Market-square, JES 17s. nrl.; Zion, 32s.; Pontmorlais(part),40s. Thefollowinggiftsinkind have also liecn received since February 26th:—Mr. J. Powell, Mardy-terrace, goods (5s.); Mr. Phillips, grocer, Plymouth-street, 24 quarterns bread Mr. Williams, Gladstone Bakery. Pontmorlais, 24 loaves bread Messrs. Howfield and Son, 1401bs. cake Mr. Morgan Morgan, butcher,[one bullock's head Mrs. Phillips, Plymouth-street, 24 loaves of bread Mr. liobottoiu, butcher, Victoria-street, 14 loaves bread, 40 gallons soup Messrs. Millward, Victoria-street, 401bs. meat; Messrs. Eastman, Limited, per Mr, Jelly man, six carcases mutton Mrs. Mary Thomas, The Market, potatoes, onions, swedes, parsnii>s Messrs. Evans and Davies, grocers, Georgetown, six loaves bread, 141bs. peas, on6 side bacon. On Tuesday and Wednesday, at Mr. V. A. Wills' ante-room, Georgetown, the unemlpoyed workmnen, residing in the Cyfarthfa district were genproti-ly entertained at soup dinners by Mr. Arthur Morga n family butcher. Dynevor-street. The kindness was much appreciated, and Mr. Morgan is deserving of many thaiks for his generosity. About 100 men. women, and children sat down to dinner each day, and upon leaving each of those in severe distress were given a jug of soup to take home. The following also generously contributed :—Mr. Ernest Stuckev, baker, &c., Howell-street, 30 loaves of bread Mrs. Rees, Colliers' Arms, 20 loaves; Mr. John Rees, grocer, John-street, 61bs. butter and a quantity of jam Mrs. Havatd, Nantygwenith-street, 8H>s..cheese; Mrs. V. A. Wills, tea and sugar Mrs. Reynolds, White Hart, gallon of milk Mr. Lewis, Twyncoedcae Farm, gallon of milk. Since last Wednesday about 800 children have been fed each day at the ante-room of the Merthyr Tem- l»erance Hall. The ladies and gentlemen who ren- dered invaluable help were augmented this week by Mrs. William Harris, Miss Goodfellow, and the ministers of the town. The following is an addi- tional list of gifts in kind received by the Distressed Children's Committee, of which Mr. Hooper is the energetic sectary :—Mr. Daniel Davies, Wel- rn ;ton-street, 12 loaves of bread Messrs. Jones, D'c'cinson, and Co., Dcwlais, 1^ cwt. of cake English and Colonial Meat Company, per Mr. R. Williams, 4011)3. meat; Mr. John Millward, family butcher, 149, High-street, basket of m„at Mr. W. Williams, Gladstone Rakery, Pontmorlais, 5s. worth of cakes and tarts Mr. Robottom, 40 gallons of soup, and 14 loaves of bread Mrs. Gray, Market, sack of potatoes, bag of onions and bag of parsnips; Mr. John Evans, Mountain Hare, gallon of milk Mrs. Griffiths, Star, two gallons of milk. DonationsCollected at Ebenezer Chapel, Cefn, IN. Market-square Y.P.S.C.E., JBI; Salem Chapel, JSl 58.; Wesley Chapel, Pontmorlais, jBl 10s. English Wesleyan Chapel, Dowlais, £1 10s. Ainon Chapel, George- town, jBl 10s. Pantwyll Chapel, Ll Bethania Chapel, Dowlais, f,2 10s. Ojd. Penywern Chapel, 16s. 6d.; Mr. John Morgan, coal merchant, 10s. Hebraw Philanthropic Society, 10:i. 6d. To-day To-day (Thi rs lay), Mr. William Harris supplies the soup giat iitously. Mr. John Evans has received £ 30, the proceeds of last Sunday's concert, given by the Merthyr Choral Society. The Vivian Colliery, Abertillery, have subscribed J63, and the Cyfarthfa Works Committee £ 15 12s. Id., with promises of more. ABERCANAID SOUP KITCHEN. Meal", are given daily to from 460 to 500 children at Pentrebach and Abercanaid. The following dona- tions have been received :—Mr. H. W. Lewis and Miss Lewis, bread, meat, potatoes, and currant cake, and two loads of coal; Messrs. Jones and Griffiths, Upper Abercanaid, four. sacks of potatoes; Mr. Penry Parry, vegetables; Mr. W. John, grocer, vegetables and-Welsh bacon; The Royal Store*, £ 2 worth of food Mr. T. S. Thomas, £ 1 worth of food Mr. Rees Jones, £1 worth of food Mr. Theopliilus Thomas, one sack of potatoes; Messrs. Reynolds and Thomas, 15s. per Mr. Henry Bailey, Thomas-street, Merthyr, one sack of flour and two bushels of split peas. It should be noted that the JB25 given by Mr. H. W. Lewis was not to the soup kitchen fund, but to the general Distress Fund of the Plymouth unemployed. In the Pentrebach kitchen, the cook- ing is superintended daily by Mrs. Steadman, assisted by Mrs. Jones, Church-street; Mrs. Roberts, Mi cs Price, and Messrs. >1 ones, Cullis, George, Prjce, and Howell?. At Abercanaid valuable assistance has been rendered by Messrs. W. Davies, Chapel-street; J. Davies, I. Davies, J. Edwards, T. Griffiths, and W. Davies (treasurer). The ladies take duty in rotation, and they are too numerous to mention. The secretarial work in connection with both kitchens is in the hands of Mr. T. T. Jenkins, schoolmaster. TROEDYRHIW SOUP KITCHEN. Soup is given out at Tabernacle Hall to about 150 children every day, and the meal is highly appre- ciated. Among those who assist are the following :— Mr. Arthur Daniel, chairman of the committee Mr.- Charles Price, Mrs. Dr. Jones, treasurer Mr. D. J. Walters, secretary. Mrs. Dr. Jones contributed £5 to the funds Mr. J. D. Jones also gavo £ 5 and the local tradesmen are supplying peas, bread, &e. Mr. David Rees, butcher, kindly sent 15011 w. of meat; a large quantity of meat has also been given by Mr. John Evans, Mr. Wayt, and Mr. D. Phillips. MERTHYR CHORAL SOCIETY A grand sacred concert was given at the Drill Hall, Merthyr, on Sunday night last, by the Merthyr Choral Society, in aid of the funds for the relief of the Plymouth unemployed. The Merthyr Choral Society and its talented leader are always accorded good houses, and on this occasion the hall was crowded to overflowing, many persona being turned away from the doors. The chair was taken by Mr. William Harris, the president of the society. At the outset the choir sang "Crugybar." a hvmn-tune, in good style. Mr. David Jenkins followed with Good Shepherd," and Mms Sophia Griffiths sang He shall Feed His Flock." Mr. David Jones, Abercanaid, gave The Lord Worketh Wonders," and the choir then sang Put off, oh Jerusalem," one of the test pieces at the National Eisteddfod. Mr. Dan Davies conducted as usual, and the choir acquitted itself in its old brilliant style. Mr Sand ford Jones sang "It is Enough (Elijah) in good style, and Mr. William Jones, Abercanaid, followed with "Y Golornen Wen." Madame Miles-Beynon sang "Glory to God "in splendid voice, and Miss Lizzie Williams gave "But the Lord is Mindful of His Own." A violin solo was given by Mr. Williams, Ifairview- terrace, after which Miss Nellie Davies sang "0 Rest in the Lord." The choir then sang "Day of Ven- geance in a brilliant manner. The concert was a great success musically, as well M financially, and it is hoped that Mr. Dan Davies' singers will be able to hand over a sum of money amounting to nearly JB40.
Corveaponfcence. THE MERTHYR VALE WARD ELECTIONS. SIR,—It is with great pleasure I sit down to write these few lines to you, hoping they will find you in good health as they leave me at present. Well, I was not astonished u|>on opening mv Times last week to find that Expectant had written another letter, because, I imagined he would be reinvigorated after the lecture recently delivered at the Public Hall. I tremble at this stage localise poor working man as I am, with only an elementary smattering of education, I may, for ought I know, be answering a B.A. but here goes for him. Now Expectant," you are dealing with Anti- Socialift" so please confine your criticisms to him, as you have no right to assume who I am until you have unmistakeable proof. The Treharris and &I r Merthyr Vale electors had a meeting at the latter place to arrange the allottment of the seats, as both parties wished to avoid a contest. To this Mr. Richard Davies agreed, but at that meeting, to their great surprise, they found that Mr. Davies had been nominated, and a letter was handed up to the chair- man of the meeting from the I.L.P. explaining their attitude. The chairman tailed to dUiciphei the contents of that letter, and it was hande*f to several persons with the same result, and ended in the I.L.P. being the laughing stock of the afidience, which amused me immensely, as it was an illustration of how things would be managed when "commonly con- trolled." Later on, however, Mr. Davies withdrew, and Expectant admits it was the low state of the finances that caused the I.L.P. to withdiaw his candidature, as tliev were unprepared to bear the strain of n contest, etc." So that my surmise as to why the I white feather" was sho'.vn was right after all. Much is made of my supposcd-weak trades unionism and co-operative principles, and in reply to that, I ^sert, without fear of contradiction, that some of the I.L.P. fraternity (speaking locally) have dabbled in co-operation, which is something like "collectivism," and they "have been weighed and found wanting, and, as sure as day follows night," they will desert the I.L.P. also. As regards trades unionism, I think the energies of our friends could be much better employed amongst their class by trying to start a union that would prevent many of their fellow-workmen possessing such greed that the management of a large industry should consider it necessary to warn their workmen that if more than 18 turns were made in one fortnight they would not be paid for them. I wonder what Mr. Brocklehurst, B.II., would think of that. I will also suggest that the word tcmpsrance, in its common interpretatio", -hould be considered at the next I.L.P. meeting. When our I.L.P. friends speak < f the land being in so few hands, it m ikes me smile, for you have only to make a tour of Treharris, and view the plots of ground adjoining the cottages, and theu think of "Ltnd Nationalisation," and how it would lie cultivated if in more hands, when, I venture to predict, you would almost split your sides with laughter. To my I.L.P. friends I repeat: devote your valuable time to the formation of a strong trades union for the colliery workmen, and utilise the money you spend in support of such a body as the I.L.P., whose doctrines and professions will never be consummated, in such inannei that you will be able to fight Capital and prepare for unexpected cessations of labour, and so demand a fair days wage for a fair days work, which is a possibility, and banish the suicidal policy advocated by Keir Hardie and his followers. Drop such rubbish as the future is ours, the working man may be in a lethargic state, etc." for ever. I now come to Mr. Brocklehurst's lecture, and I may here say that I am not able to deal entirely with that lecture, owing to the length of my letter," but I promise Expectant that Mr. Brocldehurst'a re- marks, and his answers to Mr. Pearse, shall be dealt with in your issue of Thursday next. I incidentally asked the old woman what "B.A." meant attached to a gentleman's name, and she said, after a little con- sideration. Bad Article," and didn't I laugh In fact, I was convulsed, the pen dropped from my hand upon the paper owing to the vibration, which caused the smear you see upon it. Well, I liked Mr. Brockle- hurst very much he is an educated man, 3 o i know, and he delivered a very instructive lecture. But I may tell you, I am a Liberal still, as I could not swal- low on? fiuarter of what he said. In conclusion I wish to state that I bear no enmity to any individual of the I.L.P. Lor' bless 'em, no I love them all, but the I.L.P. I detest, because I consider that body to be an enemy to the country of my birth.—Yours, &c., ANTI-SOCIAUST. Treharris, March 9th, 1896. TEMPERANCE AT CEFN. Siu, The latft effusion of "Justice" is the most ab; urd I ever read. He oaya I have admitted that it was right to put the Rev. Hathren Davies in the chair. Nothing of the sort. I have said, and still say, that there are other men in Cefn quite as worthy to fill the chair as Mr. Davies, though I have nothing personaHy against that gentleman. He is the prime minister of die clique. Let Justice" say what he will, the fact remains that I was the means of bringing Plenydd here the first and the second time. I see that the reference to the smoking-rooms and the public-houue licence has hurt "Justices" feelings. No wonder. I am glad I have brought Dr. Rees' name to the front.. "Justice" admits he could not be put in the chair because he was not one of the committee. That proves that the committee was a clique. Did the churches gi"e any authority to this committee ? If "Justice" is not a coward, he will publish his name to the world, instead of lurking hehind an assumed name. If he is a member of the church to which I belong, he will bring my case before the brethren. I am not afraid of the trial. Why does lie mention Edwards and Peters? Why not name the other two deacons as well ? He wants to hand me over to Satan. 1 thank God I have been delivered from the power of Satan years- and years ago. If Justice had his wish, I would be sent back to that condition. Hen Lane" also has written. We in Cefn know this gentleman by another name. He said "Justice" was right when he alleged that neither Plenydd nor anyone else would come to Cefn on my invitation. I challenge "Hen Lane," and I say that I have brought more Temperance speakers here during the last 20 years than any other man in Cefn.—Yours, &c., 4, Field-street, Cefn. M. L. PRICE. [NOTE.—The above letter was in hand last week, but had to be held over for lack of space. "Justice" is entitled to reply, after which the correspondence must close.-En..V.y.] SiR, -The most important question for us here is, not whether Mr. M. L. Price got Plenydd to come to Cefn, but whether there is any chance of Plenydd getting Mr. M. L. Price to go away from Cefn.- Yours, Cefn. WHAT PRICE MODESTY ?
PENTREBACH. CHI. RCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—The annual sermons on behalf of the Church Missionary Society were preached at St. Peter's Church, Abercanaid, on Sunday last, by the Rev. Daniel Lewis, rector of Caerphilly. Collections were made on behaif of the society's funds which amounted to £4 9s. 9d. A public; meeting was held on Tuesday evening when a lecture was given by the Rev. H. Knott, of Hereford, on "The Punjab, India." illustrated by lantern views. The collection realised £2 Is. 5d. The chair was taken by the Rev. Peter Williams, vicar of Pentrebach. Mr. Knott manipulated the lantern. The attendance was large at each meeting.
MERTHYR VALE. SIDDEN DEATH.—A very sudden death occurred of a man at 27, Cardiff-road, named Morris Jones. De ceased was, it appeared, subject to tits, and it is pre- sumed he died during a fit. He was a stranger in the district, and apparently has no relatives. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. — A man named Thomas Hughes, of Cory-street, Aberfan, by some means fell over the protecting wall at 4, Olive-place, on Satur- day, a depth of some twenty feet. It is simply marvel- lous how the poor fellow did not break his neck. He fell on the slate roof of the pantry below, breaking one of his wrists and cutting his head severely; SACRED DRAMA.—At the Coffee Tavern Asse-mbly- ro jm on Thursday evening last, under the auspices of Zion English Baptist Church, a performanee was given of the sacred drama, The Gleaner of Bethle- hem in full character, under the leadership of Mr. I). J. Da vies, assisted by S. B. Murphy's Orchestral String Band. The performance was greatly appre- ciated by a large audience DRATH Oil MR. H. E. GRAY'S FATHER.—The sudden death is reported of Mr. Selby Gray, of London, the father of Mr. H. E. Gray, the newly- appointed manager of Messrs. Nixon's Collieries. The "ad event took place at his residence in London, on Monday. Deceased was for many years secretary of Messrs. Nixon's Navigation Company at their London offices.
BEDLINOG. E1 STED1 >FOD. — Last Saturday night a successful eisteddfod was held at Soar Wesleyan Chapel. The chair was taken by Mr. Evan Hughes, P.C., Bedtinog. Poetry, recitations, &c., were adjudicated by Mr. H. Lloyd (Ab Hevin), Ti/H Office, Merthyr, and the music by Mr. R. T. Rees, conductor of the Tem- perance Choir, Dowlais.
PENRHIWCEIBER. CRICKET CLCB.—A meeting of this club was held in the Board Schools on Tuesday night, and was well attended. The meeting was unanimous in asking for Thursday fixtures at once, the season to commence on Good Friday with a match, Married v. Single. The following officers were appointed :—President, Dr. Jones, M.D., C.C. captain, Mr. Lewis vice- captain, Mr. D. Davies treasurer, Mr. W. A. Mor- gan umpire, Mr. Knee secretary, Mr. T. Davies, Rheola-street,-who will be glad to atrange fixtures with the secretaries of other Thursday teams,
TREHARRIS. WE REGRET to hear that the Rev. W. 1). Nicholas was prevented from performing his ministerial duties on Sunday last through illness. NEVER in the annals of the town has there been a "Breach of Promise" case. Indeed all promises made here matute. THE NATIONAL COMBINATION COMPANY performed the Maid of Cefn Ydfa at the Public Hall on Monday evening last before a crowded house. ILLNESS.—We are porry to hear that Mr. S. Oliver, Victoria-street, was seized with paralysi- on Sunday last, and now lies in a critical condition. A LOCAL EXAMINATION in connection with the Welsh Baptist Sunday School Union was held on Monday eve iing las1, at Brynhyfryd Vestry, when several candidates sat. PFJACE ONCE MORE.—The local government atmos- phere, which a few weeksago indicated troubled times., has now much cleared, owing to the unopposed returns, and peace reigns supreme. TEMPERANCE. -What has hecome of the Temperance Unions started some months ago for the suppression of intemperance ? We are moved to ask this question because we have soug]it a Temperance meeting in vain. THE MONTHLY CONFERENCE of the Baptist ministers of the Parish of Merthyr met at Brynnyfryd Welsh Baptist Chapel at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, and in the evening a sermon was preached by the Rev. W. Jones, of ZIOn, Merthyr. A TROTTINO MATCH was brought off at the West End, Quakers' Yard Junction, on Monday morning, between Mr. Collins, Merthyr, Butcher Boy, and Mr. Dan Harford, of this town, Beauty," for £5 a-side. The first-named nag was the successful com- petitor. BUILDING. — A meeting of the Quakers' Yard Junction Building Society was held on Monday even- ing last at the Great Western Hotel, Mr. Edwards, of Ystrad, Rhondda, in the chair. Thirteen tenders were received for the erection of 30 cottages, but the members deferred the selection for another fortnight. THE NEW CHURCH.—We are pleased to observe that the new church is nearing completion, and the open- ing, we understand, is expected to take place in May next. We congratulate our church friends at this prospect, as they have worked long ?nd faithfully in order to bring about so desirable a consummation. Two DISCOVERIES.—We made two discoveries last week in a certain street of this town. A heap of mortar as hard assteel was the first, the second being a light cart minus a horse. The gradient of this street is such that if the cart, by some means, were set running there would be a wild run" and rt a-ilti would be ructions." TABERNACLE CHAREL.—We are glad to hear of the rapid increase in the memhership of Ta'iernacle Independent Chapel of late, no less than 30 having joined the eh ireh during the past two months. We congratulate the church and its pastor (the Rev. D. Phillips) upon this result. A similar addition would he welcomed in numerous other churches in our midst. SCHOLASTIC.—Master Arthur John Prosser, son of Mr. David Prosser, has just passed the local Cambridge examination in the third class with honours. He is under 15 year,; of age. In the list of students between 16 and 18 who have passed the examination as juniors we find the name of Master Idris Williams, of Primrose Villa, Quakers' Yard Junction. ENTERTAINMENT. — A well attended miscellaneous entertainment was held on Monday evening last at Bethel English Baptist Chapel, Mr. W. R. Thomas in the chair. An interesting programme was gone through, consisting of vocal and instrumental music, including a. dialogue, entitle j Minding the Baby while the Wife goes out," in full character. Miss Jennie Warren accompanied. Proceeds in aid of the Sunday School funds. C.VRDD'K COLLEG;— A preliminary meeting to arrange for a public meeting in connection with the building fund of the University College of Wales was held at theBankroom of the Public Hall on Friday afternoon last, Mr. Jacob Ray, agent, in tho chair. Mr. Henry Davies, mining lecturer, explained the object of the gathering, and it was decided that a meeting should be held, if it could be arranged, on the 19th inst., when it is expected that Principal V. Jones and Mrs. Jones and others will address the meeting. A.S.R.S.—A meeting of signalmen and other rail- way men was held at Morgan's Coffee Tavern on Sunday afternoon last, under the auspices of the A.S.R.S., in connection with the Signalmen's National Movement. There was a fair attendance, Mr. E. Preston presided. Mr. J. K. Brooks, of the Mountain Ash Branch, attended to give an account of his mission to the Bristol Conference as delegate for the district. He spoke for nearly an hour, and reviewed the movement from its inception at Birmingham, and threw out some valuable suggestions as to future action. He also dealt with the continued refusal of leave of absence to delegates attending these and other meet- ings. The discussion was continued by Messrs. Charles, Meyrick, Jenkins, Thomas, Barrett and Rees. RATS.—Treharrisites were favoured with an innova- tion by way of sport on Monday last, which took the form of a rat race. A large number of rodents (six dozen, it is stated) wore imported into our town by a local sporting celebrity for the amusement of himself and his fellow sportsmen. Of course a large number of the latter attended, accompanied by their dogs, and right well did they enjoy themselves. We did not venture near enough to see how operations were con- ducted, but we arrived at the conclusion that the sport was of a most repulsive kind. As the afternoon advanced the company became turbulent, and pugilis tic encounters followed. Thy guardians of the peace very soon appeared on the scene, and were roughly handled but ultimately two of the pugilists were secured and marched in the usual direction. Since then one of the bruisers has had his liberty curtailed for one month, and the other is to appear before their worships later on.
NELSON. BUILDING.—We hear that building operations are to be commenced immediately near the Holly Bush. Mr. Richard?, Pontypridd, is the contractor. Mr. Evan Thomas has undertaken the contract of the mason work. A rumour is afloat that another building club is being formed for the purpose of building some houses between Dynevor-terrace and Long-row. FAIR.—This great annual event passed off quite peaceably on Tuesday last. The show of cattle was not as good as in previous years, and sales were not brisk. In the afternoon people began to arrive from the district around, and things began to look busy. Mr. Dan Lane's switchback and little horses were very much in evidence, by reason of the place being taken up by them and their music. REHEARSAL.—A rehearsal for the festival at Easter in connection with the Congregationalists of the neighlxnirhood was held at Penuel on Monday even- ing. Choirs were present from Tabernacle, Treharris Libanus, Graigberthllwyd Ebenezer, Trelewis and Bedlinog. Mr. Tom Richards, late of Pontycyuimer, and now residing at Mountain Ash, was the con- ductor. He was pleased with the singing, and spoke a few words of encouragement to those preseut. TEMPERANCE.—On Tuesday a Temperance entertain- ment was given in connection with the Primitive Methodist Band of Hope in Salem Chajx-l. This is the third of a scries of entertainments in aid of the Temperance cause. About 200 tickets were disposed of at the nominal price i of twopence each. Mr. Charles Nicholl ably presided over the meeting. The following members of Band of Hope and friends took part :—Chorous, Temperance Choir; recitation, Master R. Morgan solo, Miss C. Griffin recitation, Master T. Whitcombe; solo, Miss E. Pugh recita- tion, Miss Minnie Morgan; so'o, Miss M. Whitcombe recitation, Mr. William Bolton recitation, Miss L. Morgan solo, Master M. Bailey recitation, Miss B. Monk solo, Miss K. Andrews recitation, Miss E. H. Pugh two duats, Miss Mortimer and Mr. D. Osborne recitation, Mr. Morgan solo, Mr. G. Rowlands. CAERPHILLY. For all kinds and best of printing and stationery go to OWEN JONES, Printer, Caerphilly. f3641 SNAP SHOTS FROM THE LEANING TOWER. NOT SO GREEN AFTER ALL.—First Collier: "Why didn't you turn up at the meeting the other nieht ? Second Colliei- All right, mate, ballot's secret, ain't it ?" And he blinked the other optic. EGLWYSILAN SCHOOL BOARD.—We understand that this Board's indebtedness is something like 212,000. The present value of the schools, according to compe- tent judges, is £ 8,000. Where has the £ 4,000 gone to? Lost, we presume, like the Government grant. EXPKRENTIA DOCET."—Some of our councillors s ?em to labour under thedelusion that the Local Govern- ment Board can he hurried on by firing a cracker at them in the shape of a strong letter. How delicious Who would have thought any one guilty of such childlike simplicity But then some electors are so gullible. IL FAUT QrE L'EnrtUT SE REPOSE.—"In it (the Sabbath) thou shalt do no manner of work, thou and thy nmn-servant." We beliete these words from the decalogue are incor- porated in the Christian code of moral laws. But it would seem they weie "More honour'd in the breach than the observance." The wording of the Mosaic law would imply that the sin lies with,the master rather than with the servant, when the latter is com- • polled to transgress the fourth section. Postmen are the servants of the uublic. Has it never occurred to you, Christian people, when you hear the postman's rat-tat-on Sundays that you are. law-breakers? No? Strange 1 But apart from that, as Christians, don't you think the postman is entitled to one day's rest out of seven ? Is he deserving of no sympathy? No, not even on such a day as Sunday last? Must he not enjoy hi« Sunday at home with his dear ones ? We cannot for the life of us see why, if London (the busiest city in the world) and its suburbs, can do with- out a Sunday post, the provinces cannot do without one. Oh pity the plodding postman, With never a day of rest; Say, Christians, are all your tenets But a farce and cruel jest ? i r—— I THE AMBULANCE COMPETITION. Our readers will recollect that an ambulance com- petition was held on January- lltli, at the Higher Grade School, Merthvr, under the auspices of the Technical Instruction Committee of the County Coun- cil. The examiners were Drs. Morris, Tylorstown, and R. W. Jones, Penrhiwceiber. The results have now been mada known. The Dowlais (Gwernllwyn) Corps stand first on the list, the Aberdare Miners l>eing second, and the Merthyr No. 1, Taff Vale Railway, third. The Dowlais men were trained by Dr. H. L. Hughes, and the Merthyr men by Dr. Cromwell Jones. The other contingents in the competition were Dowlais (Dr. Cress well's cla..s), Nelson, Noath, and Aljerdare, G.W.R.
TRADESMEN'S Bitthpad", Memos Handbills, lAbcli Window Bills, etc., done in best style amI with despatc at the TIMES RRLXTING WORKS, Joux STKEKT, MERTHYR Efliiinates given kinds of work.
CAERPHILLY COUNCIL. TIK sday. Pie^ent: Alderman Anthony, J.P. (in the chair), Messrs. II W. M. Corbett, J.P. (vice-chair- man), J. Millward, W. Thomas, E. Thomas, R Edwards, A. Jones, E. Jenkins, T. H. Dowdeswell, and Captain Lindsay, J.P., Mr. David Lewis (clerk), Mr. Harpur (surv eyor), Dr. Thomas (medical officer), and Inspector Morgan. NEW WARD.—With reference to the proposed new ward at Aber and Senghenydd, Captain Lindsay explained that the County Council were not aware that they desired a new ward. They were under the impression that a Dolling district only was wanted. He suggested that the clerk write at once that they wished a new ward formed, and this was agreed to. ANOTHER SPOKE IN THE WIIEKL.—The Loca. Government Board wrote asking for further par ticulars with regard to the water supply of Caer- philly, which the Clerk said had been attended to already. GWAUNYRARA FARM..—Mr. Corbett reported the interview he and the chairman had with Mr. Williams, Captain Homfray's solicitor. In order to induce Mr. Williams to withdraw the opposition, to the Council's provisional order in the Commons, they had offered, among other propositions, to take the' farm on the perpetual rental of JBl 28. 6d. per aere, and give up land which may be required for mining purposes. Mr. Corbett was asked to lee Mr. Williams again in the matter. PARC-ROAD, SENGHENYDD.—A letter was read from Mr. Griffiths, late road surveyor to the Rural Sani- tary Authority in connection with this road, in which he stated that no agreement had been entered into between the old Board and the trustees of Gwernymilwr Estate, only an understanding subject to certain conditions.—Mr. Corbett proposed, and Mr. Dowdeswell seconded, that the surveyor specify what was required to be done to the road, and com- municate with the lessor, and when those require- ments had been complied with, the Council would take over the road. PWLLYPANT WATER St. t'PLY.—Captain De Winton wrote, through his agent, stating he would give his permission to erect a tank on his land on the follow- ing conditions :—1, Agreement for a lease, with the nominal rent of 5s. a year, Council to pay the cost of preparing it; 2, to supply Coedybrain Farm with water free 3, a sufficient supply of water for all building pursoses 4, none except the De Winton tenants to be supplied; and 5, the Council to erect and supply at their expense flushing chambers for the sew ers.—The Council, while inclined to agree to all the conditions, except No. 3, referred the further con- sideration of the matter to the Water Committee. GAS SUPPLY ion AHER, &c.—Mr. Goodfellow, secretary of the Caerphilly Gas Company, wrote stating that his directors had under consideration the question of extending their mains, or otherwise supply- ing Aber and Senghenydd with gas-light, and they sought the co-operation of the Council. -Mr. Corbett: 1 propose we refuse to give them leave to open up our roads. -This was dilly seconded, but ultimately it was decided to let the letter lie on the table. NELSON ALLOTMENTS.—The Council have at last secured five acres of land on conditions and terms similar to tho"e at Nantgarw, namely, 21 years' lease and £2 per acre. But unless the present tenant gives up the field, the Council must wait until next February before they can get possession.—Mr. Dowdeswell was deputed to see the tenant and try and come to an arrangement. ACTION ON THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. It was" decided to proceed at once with the Nelson main road improvement.—The clerk was directed to adver- tise for tenders for the supply of stone, and also for scavenging the district.—It was agreed to put two extra bars in the fence on the Aber new road as asked for by Lord Windsor, and Thomas Rees' tender for same at one shilling per yard was accepted.—The extension of the Senghenydd main sewer was settled upon, and the surveyor received the necessary instruc- tions. — It was agreed to increase the wages of Nelson's waterman and lamplighter to 27s. 6d. a week. ANNUAL REPORTS.—The annual reports of the medical officer of health and the inspector of nuisances were read and adopted. WATER COMMITTEE. — Pursuant to notice, Mr. Dowdeswell brought forward his motion with regard to the formation of a water committee. He said this water question was a matter of great importance. He proposed that the following members form the com- mittee Anthony W. Thomas, Dowdeswell, Peters, Jones, Jenkins, and Captain Lindsay.—Mr. W. Thomas seconded the proposition and it was agreed to. PETROLEUM INSPECTOR.—On the projwsition of Mr. Jones, seconded by Mr. Dowdeswell, it was resolved that Inspector Morgan be appointed ins|>ector under the Petroleum Acts at a salary of £ 5 per annum. CAERPHILLY POLICE COURT. 1 TUESDAY. — Before Alderman Anthony (presidinpl. JL Captain Liudsay, and Dr. Leigh. ASSAULT. — "She wants to get rid of me, and go -9 with a. younger man," said 'I homa* Jones, of Nelson- i when he was charged with assaulting Mary, his better ha.lf. He had not abused her, he said. Mary, poor thinff, said she went in bodily fear of her Tom.The magistrates sympathised with her, and bound Thomas in the sum of E5 to keep the peace for six months. No LtcnxcH. Samuel Isaacs, of Senghenydd, had a bow-wow that was not particular how he exercised his dental strength, and people complained, foe his master decided-to number his days. Before he did so however, the authorities found out he had forgotten to take out a licence-That little omission cost half- a-ciown and costs on Tuesday. ONLY OXE LAMP.—Ilamm md J. Davies' carlessness in not having both lamps alight in driving through Upper Boat cost him 8s. 6d. in fine and costs.—For the same offence, Thomas Dav ies had to pay 129. 6d. in fine and costs. No CARETAKER.—" I can scarcely keep myself and pony, much less a boy to look after her," said James Cubb, when told he ought to have some one to look after his pony when he was out. of sight following* hisprofesstonof chimney sweeping.—James was let off with a caution. No TEBTOTALS THESE. — .Joseph Porter, Taffs Well, mason, and David Evans, Treharris, haulier, would have been richer to-day by 10s. but for a thirst they failed to quench until they were more than merry, and Lewis Rowlands, George Parker, and William Boyland, colliers, all of Llanbradach, would have been richer by 15s. but for the same cause. CAMPING OUT.—John Price is a gipsy, but where his local habitation is at present nobody on Tuesday seemed to know. That did not hinder the Bench in- flicting fines of 5s. and 15s. for camping on the high- way and allowing two horses to stray at night respectively. THE limE SYSTEM. John Smith, late of Seng- henydd, had a happy home when in February of last year he bought sundry articles of domestic furniture from William Radford, Caerphilly, to the value of J65 17s. 9d., on the hire system. The half-a-crown a week* was paid regularly until August last, when John's missns and the lodger went on a holiday trip, never to return. John threw up the S))ongemeta phorically speaking, at all events he threw up house- keeping and sold his goods and chattels to his neigh- bour, kol)ert Jones, for £1 Is. 6d. This he found to his cost was illegal, for in spite of his offering to pay the balance, John was sent to hard labour for seven days. Two PAIRS OF BOOTS.—" I wish the old boots were burnt" ruefully said John Sayes, 60, of Gelligaer, when he and William Henry, his 11-year-old boy, stood in the dock charged, the letter with stealing a parcel containing two pairs of ljoots fiom Herbert Da vies' trap, and the former with receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen. James Hiscock, boot dealer, Quakers' Yard, identified the boots as those he gave Herbert Davies to take to a cm;tomer,-P,C. Isaac Tucker proved arresting FOil and father after finding the boots in a bag "uspended toabo»ni, and the brown paper under the grate.- John will spend seven days in a public institution, William Henry will spend the like time, and then enjoy three years' schooling in a. reformatory academy. ABER. Of>DT"HLLO\\ SHil*. — On Monday evening last a meeting was held at the Pantteg Hotel, fot the pur- pose of considering the advisability of owning u new lodge at the above-mentioned hotel. Bro. Daniel Thomas, N.G., St. Cenydd Lodge, occupied the chair, supported by Bro. J. Rowlands, Caerphilly Castle Lodge, and Bro. S. Lewis, Royal Oak Lodge. The Chairman, in his opening speech, gave a few words of encouragement to the new beginners. Bro. H. Williams, P.G., followed with reminiscences of other lodges he had seen started. Bro. John Rowlands, P.G., created roars of laughter by recount- ing hisexperienceswhenou tramp in the South of Eng- land Bro. S. Lewis gave a little account of how the Royal Oak Lodge was conducted. Bro. Evan Evans, P.G., said that t e should be pleased to do anything in his power to make the new lodge a success. Bro. Michael Waters dwelt on the benefits the new lodge would confer on members of other lodges residing in the district. Bro. E. Bromley Edmunds, the worthy descendant of that grand Oddfellow, Edmunds of Graig, said that he was prepared to sacrifice a good* deal to bring the beneficial principle! of Oddfellow- ship to the consideration of the people of Aber valley. Bro. Hophni Enoch, the deputy grand master of'tlie Caerphilly District, gave the rate of contributions and benefits of the new lodge, Caer- philly District, and Manchester Unity. ot" of thanks was very cordially passed to Mr. T. William*, it Pengam Frrm, for placing conveyances at the dis- posal of the deputation, and paying the expenses of the evening. Bro. John Rowlands, P.G., the person that first sang Hen Wiad fy Nhadau." in a public meeting in the City of London, was called upon to do the same in connection with the new lodge at Aber. The meeting was then adjourned to tho even- ing of the 23rd instant, when Bros. Edward Lewis, P.P.G.M., Lewis Miles. P.G., and miners' secretary, John Evans, P.G., secretary of the Caerphilly Castle Lodge, are expected to address the meeting. PENDERYN. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL election was held at Pen- deryn Board Schoolroom. The following persons were nominated and elected parish councillors for the ensuing year Messrs. W. Williams, Bryncyntn D. Evans, grocer, &c.; R. Cound, brickyard; -D.' Jones, inspector W. Jenkins, collier Richard Davies, collier; E. Harris, Heol-las W. Edmunds, Pontbren R. P. Jones, W. Evans, fanner J. Jon, s, Lamb Inn. ♦- — FOUND DEAD IN BED. At the Coffee Tavern, Merthyr Vale, on Tuesday, Mr. Coroner Rhys held an enquiry into the cause of death of Morgan Jones, supposed to be a native of Mountain Ash, who was found dead in bed on the niorning of the 8th instant. From the evidence given it appe us that deceased puffired from epilepsy," and according to the medical evidence he must have suffocated vv liile in a fit.-The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT DOWLAIS. On Friday morning last a fatal accident befel a lad 16 years of age, named Benjamin Evans, whilst engaged at his work in Nantwen Pit. It appears a fall took place, burying the unfortunate lad beneath it. He was carried home to his residence in Wind- street.—The inquest took place at the Prince of Wales Inn on Tuesday morning, before Mr. R. J. Rhys and a jury, of whom Mr. J. Harpur was fore- man.—A veidict of "Accidental Death" was re- turned.—The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being interred at Pant Cemetery. There was a very large concouise of people, the officiating minister being the Rev. J. Jones, pastor of Caer- salem. Much sympathy is felt for the parents in their terrible affliction.
DOWLAIS CHAMBER OF TRADE. Wednesday evening. Present Messrs. Thomas Evans (president), E. W. Martin, G. J. O'Neil, G. Freed in An, W. Mtredith, J. T. Davies, J. Gurner, S. Makin, W. Harris (secretary), M. Cartwright (assis- tant secretary). THE PUOPOSED PLATFORM AT PANT.—The members of the deputation who met Mr. Bishop gave their report of the interview, which was rather favourable to the Chamber. Mr. Bishcp said that their case was considerably stronger than last time, and the matter should have his consideration. LLANCAIACH RAILWAY FACILITIES.—In regard to this question Mr. Evans itid that those appointed had gone to Llancaiach and seen both the Rector and Dr. Leigh, who had promised to help fhe move- ment all they possibly could. A petition had been got up by the inhabitants and forwarded to the head- quarters of the Great Western Railway at Padding- ton. -Anent this question Mr. Harris said that he had been speaking to Mr. Fairbank, the secretary of the Rhymney Railway Company, and he had told him that arrangements had been made for the 4.15 train from Cardiff to be run throuffh to Merthyr, thus securing for Merthyr and the stations en route increased facilities. The arrangement would date from April. BUTE CANAL RAILWAY.—There was a notice of motion by Mr. King Price respecting the Bute Canal Railway, but that gentleman not being present, it was decided to leave the matter in aheynnce until Mr. Price's motion came before the Chamber. POSTPONED.—The questions of repairing the road at Twenty Houses, and erecting urinals for High- street were discussed, but no action taken.
THE MERTHYR ELECTIONS. As far as outward appearance goes little or no interest is manifested in the forthcoming District Council election in Merthyr. But upon inquiry in the inner circle we find that steps are being taken to induce several influential gentlemen to stand for election. It is rumoured that in Cyfarthfa Ward a hard tight will take place. A deputation will wait upon Mr. Evan Evans, Penrlieol House, with a view of nominating that srentleman, and it is also stated that Mr. Thomas Rees, Ytiysygored, who has some interests in the ward, will also oppose the retiring member, Mr. Thomas Thomas. It is also said Mr Tom Livsey, coal merchant, will be asked to enter the arena. So far fnone of the gentlemen named have expressed an opinion upon the matter. In the Penydarren Ward, it is not unlikely that Mr. Henry W. Martin, chief colliery manager, and Mr. Thomas Williams, Gellifaelog, will oppose Mr..J. U. Atkins, the retiring memi>er. With regard to the Town Ward, in the event of Alderman D. Davies retiring from the fight, the supporters of Mr. Angus Mactintosh will ask' that gentleman to compete against Mr. John Jones, Glanant, in case the latter should seek election. In the bye-election caused by the death of the late Mr. Henry Lewis, Mr. Mackin- t ish made a plucky fight, and carne out second on the list out of four candidates, the first being Mr. John Evans. Mr. Arthur Daniel is the Liberal candidate in the Troedyrhiw and Abercanaid Ward. Mr. H. W. Lewis is staying at Bath for the benefit of his health, and it is not thought that he will seek re-election. A crowded meeting of Mr. Thomas Thomas' sup- porters was held at the Georgetown Boys' Schoo], on Tuesday evening last, Mr. I. Jones in the chair. A letter of apology was read from Alderman David Morgan for his inability to attend, also urging upon all the workmen in the ward to support the candida- ture of Mr. Thorns—The Chairman called upon Mr. Thomas to give an account of his stewardship on the District Council. Mr. Thomas delivered an admir- able speech, lasting about an hour and a quarter, after which a vote of confidence in him was unani- mously carried amid great cheering. The meeting pledged itself to do all in its power to place Mr. Thomas at the head of the poll if a contest is, forced. Mr. Thomas has been already nominated, four papers having been filled on Wednesday evening. These will be handed in to-day (Thursday). We are ;nformed that Mr. Thomas is prepared to fight all ccm rj on behalf of his fellow-workmen, come what may. The election will take place on the 30th inst., the notices having been issued yesterday. Nomination papers have to be presented not later than four o'clock on Monday next, the 16th inst. We are officially informed there is no foundation in the rumour that the Merthyr Licenced Victuallers' Association will put forward a candidate in each ward. On the other hand, at the last meeting of the association not a word was said about the elections. Sut,-I understand that, at the solicitation of numerous friends (electors in the Town Ward), Mr. Angus Mackintosh has consented to become a candi- date for the seat which will become vacant all the retirement of Mr. David Dalies, who, it is said, will not seek re-election. It will be remembered that Mr. Mackintosh contested the seat at the last election, when he was second on the poll to the Labour candidate, Mr. John Evans. From the support he then obtained he is, in my opinion, quite justifiel in again seeking the votes of the electors. Mr. Mackintosh is not an extreme man, and would make an excellent member, having sufficient time at his diposal to attend to his duties. I do not think we can do better than elect him as our representative. —Yours, etc., TOWN WARD ELECTOR.
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