MOUNTAIN ASH SECOND ANNUAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL EISTEDDFOD EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 6TH, 1896. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION-" When His Loud Voice in Thunder Spoke (Handel's Jephtha). PRIZE, S100. MALE VOICE COMPETITION-" The War Horse (D. Jenkins). FIRST PRIZE, £ 30 SECOND PRIZE, £10. JUVENILE CHOIR COMPETITION— Come, Praise your Lord and Saviour (T. Price). FIRST PRIZE, £ 10 SECOND PRIZE, £5. BRASS BAND COMPETITION Selection, "Maritana." FIRST PRIZE, £18; SECOND PRIZE, £12; THIRD PRIZE, £ 7 FOURTH PRIZE, E3. FIFE BAND COilfPETITION Selection, "Gems of Welsh I Melodies." FIRST PRIZE, £12; SECOND PRIZE, E8; THIRD PRIZE, P,4 FOURTH PRIZE, £2. TROPHIES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTORS. Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, and Bass Solos, L2 2s. each. Quartet, £ o 3s. Trios, Duets, Pianoforte Solo, S2 2s. Violin Solo, £1 Is, ADJUDICATORS :— VOCAL Signor RANDEGGER, London D. JENKINS, Esq., Mus. Bac., Aberystwyth R. C. JENKINS, Esq. RHYS THOMAS, Esq., F.T.S.C., Ystradgynlais. BANDS WALTER REYNOLDS, Esq., Burton Latimer, Kettering. AMBULANCE COMPETITIONS, WATER COLOUR PAINTING, AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY, FREEHAND DRAWING, WRITING, ESSAYS, WOOD CARVING. NEEDLEWORK, AND VARIOUS OTHER COMPETITIONS. TIMBERING COMPETITIONS. For full particulars see official Pro^T0™^™wfs^and D^T^EVANSrHon^slcs. THE COMING CONCERT SEASON. ALL CONCERT GIVERS ARE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED THAT MR. DAN DAVIES AND HIS CELEBRATED CONCERT PARTY ARE NOW OPEN TO ACCEPT ENGAGEMENTS FOR HIGH-CLASS CONCERTS! AT MODERATE TERMS. The Party (Numbering Twelve Selected Voices) consists of well- known Artistes, including Madame MILES-BEYNON, Miss CLAUDIA THORNEY. Mr. SANDFORD JONES, and others, Who will render Solos, Duetts, Trios, Quartettes, and Glees. The Party is specially trained by the Veteran Conductor of the Mer- thyr Choral Society, Mr. DAN DAVIES. Accompanist—Mr. D. C. WILLIAMS, Professor of Music. All communications to the Manager-Mr. JOHN BEYNON, Avenue Cottage, Gwaelodygarth, Merthyr. A MONSTRE TWO DAYS EISTEDDFOD (UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE) Will be held in a SPACIOUS MARQUEE TO ACCOMMODATE 12,000 PERSONS, AT BRYNMAWR, On MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE, 1st and 2nd, 1896, WHEN* tTmr»t) rvc nir WIXT tl-T TtV. rWFF.ttKn TN PRTZFiv CHIEF COMPETITIONS:- £ s. d. CHIEF CHORAL-For Choirs not under 150 voices, "Ye Nations" (Mendelssohn) Prize 100 0 0 And a valuable English Silver Lever Watch, suitably engraved for the successful conductor. MALE VOICE-For Parties not under 60 voices, "Destruction of Gaza" (L De Bide) Ist Prize 25 0 0 2nd Prize 5 0 0 JUVENILE CHOIR (Children under 16)-For Choirs not under 60 voices, 12 Adults allowed to take the Tenor and Bass Parts-"O Praise God in His Holiness" (T. Daviet, Ebbw Vale) 1st Prize 7 0 0 2nd Prize 3 0 0 A Metronome value 21s., will be presented by Mrs. Davies, Ebbw Vale (from whom copies may be had), to the successful conductor winning the first prize. N.B.-There will also be 14 SOLO PRIZES of 2 Guineas each as wefl as Quartet (£4 Prize) and Duet (3 Guineas). BRASS BAND—"Gems of Scotia" (Round). First Prize, £ 20, Second, £ 12; Third, £ 6; Fourth, £ 4. .This competition will be carried on strictly under the South Wales and Monmouthshire Association Kules. DRUM and FIFE BAND—"Gems of English Melodies" (Round.) First Prize, L7; Second, 23. Handsome Timepiece and Photo will be given by Messrs. Kendall and Dent, Jewellers, London, to the conductor winning the first prize. ALSO SPECIAL VIOLIN SOLO Violin Solo for Children (Guinea Prize); and Two Pianoforte Solon (One Guinea and Two Guineas respectively). Also Prizes for Essay and Recitations. Programmes now ready, One Penny each, by Post ljd., may be had of the Secretary, "POWELL," Eisteddfod Committee-room, Brynmawr. RICHARDSON & CO., THE POPULAR Ballroom Decorators, Bazaar Fitters & Illuminators TRADE STREET, PENARTH ROAD, CARDIFF, HAVE undoubtedly the LARGEST and BEST SELECTED STOCK OF DECORATIONS IN WALES, suitable for Ballrooms, Bazaars, and Banqueting Halls. Decorators to the Principal Ball Committees in Glamorganshire. Contractors for Royal Visits, Agricultural Shows, Coming-of-Age Festivities, Garden Parties, Eisteddfodau, etc. TRIUMPHAL ARCHES & VENETIAN MASTS ERECTED AT SHORTEST NOTICE. Royal Arms, Prince of Wales Plumes, Heraldic Shields, Flags, Banners, Illumination Lamps and Lanterns, for Sale or Hire. TABLING, SEATING, & CARPETING TO ANY SIZED BUILDING. Write for Designs and Estimates to- RICHARDSON & CO., Decorators, DISTANCE NO OBJECT. CARDIFF. ARTISTIC HOMES. COMFORT AND ECONOMY. TRAPNELL AND GANE ARE XOW PREPARED WITH THEIR SPECIAL SPRING SHOW OF NEW AND ARTISTIC FURNITURE. SPECIAL PRICE FOR DINING-ROOM SUITES, DRAWING-ROOM SUITES, BEDROOM SUITES, BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING. NO HOUSE IN WALES CAN EQUAL US FOR FURNITURE AND CARPETS. SEE AND COMPARE OUR PRICES. CARRIAGE PAID TO ALL PARTS. TRAPNELL AND GANE, 38 & 41, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. CATALOGUE AND ESTIMATES FREE. NEW DEPARTMENT: PERAMBULATORS, BABY CARRIAGES, MAIL CARTS. TVTAKES Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck's back au(1 soft as velve'- Adds three times to the wear and allows pol- f* mi n UF n*i i>hin<r. 17 Exhibition mfcOAU Highest Awards. B PL_ Tins 2d., 6d., Is., and 2s. 6d. Ilootmakers ftadrllcrs, Breather Sellers, &c. [156-204 WflVflfllB I Errs's COCOATNE. Cocoa-Nib Extract. Tea-like).—The choicest roasted nibe (broken up beans) of the natural Cocoa on being subjected to powerful hydraulic pressure, gire forth their excess of oil, leaving for use a finely flavoured powder- Cocoaine," a product which, when prepared with boiling water, has the consistence of tea, of which it is now beneficially taking the place with many. Its active principle being a gentle nerve stimulant, supplies the needed energy without unduly exciting the system. Sold only in packets and tins, by Grocers, labelled "James Epps and Co., Ltd. H?mceovUb'r Chemists, London. Sales b\2 Huciion. IN THE HIGH COCRT OF JUSTICE, CHANCEBY DIVISION—MH. JUSTICE KEKEWICH. 1895. S. No. 383. RE SMYTH, DECEASED. HARRAP v. SMYTH. For SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION by MR. ALBERT EDWARD HARRIS (OF THE FIRM OF MESSRS. H. W. HARRIS & SON), OF 4, COURT-STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL, AT THE STAR INN, SAND-STREET, DOWLAIS, ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH, 1896, At 7.30 for 8 o'clock in the Evening (with the approbation of His Lordship, Mr. Justice Kekewich, the Judge to whom this Action is assigned, and subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then read and produced), in ONE LOT, all that LEASEHOLD BEERHOUSE & PREMISES, known as the STAR INN, Together with a COTTAGE adjoining the same, situate in Sand-street, Dowlais, in the County of Glamorgan. The Premises are held for the residue of an estate for three lives and term of 99 years, computed from the 1st day of November, 1846, at an apportioned Ground Rent of j32 12s. 8d. per annum, and are now let on an Underlease, expiring on the 1st day of May next, at the Rental per annum of JS26 and thenceforth for a further term of 21 years, at an increased Rental per annum of JB56. For Further Particulars and Conditions of Sale, apply to Mr. LLYWARCH REYNOLDS, Solicitor, of 4-8, Glebeland-street, Merthyr Tydfil: Mr. WILLIAM KNIGHT SMYTH, Solicitor, of 50, Glebeland- street, Merthyr Tydfil; Messrs. METCALFE & SHARPE, Solicitors, of 40, Chancery Lane, London, W.C. Messrs. TRAILL & HOWELL, Solicitors, of 52, Queen Victoria-street, London, E.C. or to the AUCTIONEER, at 4, Court-street, Merthyr Tydfil. SALE NO. 185. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST, 1896. AUCTION MART, COURT STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. SALE OF FIRST-CLASS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, BEDDING, AND EFFECTS. MESSRS. H. W. HARRIS AND SON WILL SELL BY AUCTION, at their convenient Auction Mart, Court-street, Merthyr Tydfil, THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN EVERY MONTH, A VAIMETY OF USEI-XL AND WELL-MADE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PIANO, PIER GLASSES, BEDDING, AND EFFECTS, CONSIGNED FOR SALE. The Auctioneers would call purchasers' special attention to these Monthly Sales, they now having been established for many years, and the Goods that; have been purchased at them have given satisfaction to all. They also beg to state that Goods can be purchased any day privately if desired. The Goods are on view the day previous and Morning of Sale, and are well worth the attention of purchasers. Goods packed or stored free of charge, and every care taken to give satis'ao-.ion. SALE WILL COMMENCE AT 2 O'CLOCK IN THE A1"T ^NOON. PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS RESPECTFULLY REy ;STED. Auctioneers' Offices, The Auction Mart, Merthy Tydfil. THE MERTHYR FURNISHING COMPANY, GREAT STOCK-TAKING SALE. Substantial Reductions ("-i-raml Kftlpf't/irvne t t Bedroom Suites Reduced. Parlour Suites Reduced. Bedsteads and Bedding Reduced. Sideboards, Overmantels, and Brass Fenders Reduced. Good Opportunity for Cash Buyers. Best Manufactured Goods. BEST SELECTION and FREE DELIVERY. MERTHYR FURNISHING CO., MARKET SQUARE BUILDINGS (Opposite POLICE STATION), MERTHYR. EARLY SPRING SHOW. RICHARD T7 JONES & CO. (Late PHILLIPS & EVANS) Respectfully be,, to announce that they are now showing NEW GOODS, NOVELTIES & SPECIALITIES IN Millinery, Mantles, Capes, Jackets, Dress Materials, Silks, Ladies' and Children's Outfitting, Hosiery, Gloves, Laces, Kibbons, Beaded and other Gimps, Trimmings, &c, FURNISHING DEPARTMENT Will be found well stocked with New Goods in Lace, Swiss and other Curtains, Fancy aud Household Linens, Carpets and Carpet Squares, Linoleums and Oilcloths] Rugs, Mats, &c., Cretonnes, Chintz, kc. THE HEAVY DRAPERY DEPARTMENT Will also be found stocked with a good Assortment of New Prints, Satteens, Fancy Stripe Drills, Cotton Crepons. IN THE GENTLEMEN'S DEPARTMENT Will be found one of the largest aud best assorted Stock of Suitings, Woollens and Trouserings in the Principality. We do not sell our goods from pattern hooks, but the actual pieces can be seen on our counters, and it is therefore only reason- able that we can supply our customers better in every way than if we Hold from pattern books and held no stock: furthermore, all our garments are made on the premises, and entirely by haud. New Stock of Gents' Mercery, Silk and Felt Hats (FROM BEST MAKERS ONLY). Letter orders receive prompt and careful attention. „ Patterns sent Post Free on application to RICHARD T. JONES tt- Co. (LATE PHILLIPS & EVANS), 126, High-street & Market-square, Merthyr Tydfil.
PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED. CHIEF OFFICE HOLBORN BARS, LONDON. Summary of the Report presented at the Forty-seventh Annual Meeting held on 5th March, 1896. ORDINARY BRANCH.-The number of Policies issued during the year t, nnm|(er jn foi.ce heing 448,816. The number of Free Policies which became was 61,450, assuring the sum of £ 6,285,260, and producing a New Annual finr;„ TIIE vpai. « VA Premium Income of £ 342,478. Claims clurin„ tue >eai was 8,aoo. The Premiums received during the year were J62,504,015, being an increase The total numher of Policies in force at the end of the year was 11,682,748 of JS226,057 over the year 1894. their average duration is nearly seven and three-quarter years. A irra6 ^ear amou,1ted to £ 572,289. The numlter of Deaths was The Directors have made more than one attempt to deal with the difficult 4,479, and 218 .Endowment Assurances matured. question of old a^e pensions for the Industrial classes, and they are happy to The number of Policies in force at the end of the year was 414,137. inform the Shareholders that the special tables combinimg assurance with a, ivTm^cTPT T T>T> i VNTT MI.™ • • J J provision for old age, which they issued *n September last, have met with ft«9 • •NCHT™ Pr?miums received during the year were considerable success. At the end of the year the number of Policies in fore* £ 4,352,625, being an increase of £ 108,401. under these tables as the result of three months' working was 169,791, The Claims of the year amounted to £ 1,797,688. The number of Death* producing an Annual Premium Income of £ 62,974. was 196,507, and 1,418 Endowment Assurances matured. „ i I „ r vl T. r i. u The Assets of the Company, in both branches, as shown in the Balance Sheel, 1 he number of Iree Policies granted during the year to those Policy-holders are £ 23,915,890, being an increase of £ 2,702,085 over those of 1894. of five years standing, who desired to discontinue their payments, was 59,352, General Balance Sheet of the Prudential Assurance Company, Limited, on the 31st December, 1895. LIABILITIES. d. I. ASSETS. £ II. d. Shareholders'Capital 800,000 0 0 British (Government Securities ( £ 2,300,000 Consols) 2,208,388 13 5 Ordinary Branch Funds 11,151,440 18 9 Railway and other Debentures and Debenture Stocks 2,071,153 0 3 Industrial Branch Fund 11,866,744 17 1 Loans, County Council, Municipal, and other Rates 5,925,397 2 2 Claim:, under Life Policies admitted 97,704 8 1 Freehold Ground Rents and Scotch Feu Duties 2,544,631 2 2 Mortgages 2,532,913 12 8 Metropolitan Consolidated Stock, and City of London Bonds 369,720 13 6 Bank of England Stock 174,020 10 0 Freehold and Leasehold Property. 1,244,036 11 11 Indian and Colonial Government Securities 2,009,375 19 8 Foreign (Government Securities 74,634 14 6 Re versions ••• 235,415 11 1 Railway and other Shares 2,908,188 0 6 Loans on the Company's Policies 394,544 1 1 Rent Charges 123,284 8 2 Outstanding Premiums ••• 425,125 2 5 Cash in hands of Superintendents aud Agents' Balances 52,292 0 1 Outstanding Interest and Rents 205,579 18 10 Cash—On deposit, on current account. and in hand 417,189 1 10 £ 23,915,890 3 11 £ 23,915,890 3 11 „ THOS. C. DEWEY, EDGAR HORNE, Chairman. WILLIAM HUGHES, ( M'Jna^a's- HENRY HARBEN, n. W. J. LANCASTER, Srcrctary. THOMAS WHARRIE, j We ha' 0 examined the Cash transactions, Iteeciyts and Payments, affecting the accounts of the Asset? and Investments for the year ended December 31st, 1895, and iri find the same in ^ood order and properly vouched. We have also examined the Deeds and Securities, Certiticates, &c., representing the Assets and Investments set cut in the above account, and "we certify that thev were in possession and safe custodv as on December 31st, 1895. 19fA Feb mart/, 1896. DELOITTE, PEVKR, GRIFFITHS & Co. District Superintendent-P. J. PHILtLIPS, 38, Union-terrace, Merthyr. Assistant Superintendents-Mr. W, EDWARDS, 6, Fernhill-terraoe, Treharris Mr. J. BOSHER, 6, Graig-terrace, Dowlais Mr. D. EVANS, 1, Newfoundland-terrace, Merthyr; Mr. D. W. JONES, 3, Windsor-terrace, Merthyr.
public announcements. The St. David's Church Choir CONVERSAZIONE AND DANCE, THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH, DRILL HALL. T. RHYS LEWIS' BAND. U.cJi MR. H. FENNELL, MR. HOWY POWELL, MR B. HAVARD, MR. J. FRAYNE, MR. W. THOMAS. DANCING TO COMMENCE AT 8. Tickets, 2s. 6d. 3s. at Door. W. LLOYD MATTHEWS, Sec. Mining Machinery (For Students), By HENRY DAVIKS. The only Book of its kind in the market. Contain- ng Exercises and Examination Questions fully answered and worked out, on Engines—Winding, Hauliner, Pumping, Ventilating—Ropes, &c., as well as other important matter. Handsomely and Ex- tensively Illustrated. Supplying a great want in Mining Literature. No Student need fear an Examin- ation in this Subject after mastering its contents. PRICE 5s., Post Free. FIFTEEN YEARS' EXAMINATION QUESTIONS. Arranged and classified with full particulars as to the INSPECTORATE.-Mining Questions set at Cardiff (10 sets), Bristol, Manchester, West Lancashire, &c., Science and Art Papers. PRICE Is. Both the above to be had only from the Author, HENRY DAVIES, Couuty Mining Lecturer, Treharris, South Wales. [3690 PALM SUNDAY. WREATHS, CROSSES, &c. ALL OKl»KR« WVTI?I;STKH FLORIST J. GRAY, SEEDSMAN, 6, GLEBELAND, MERTHYR, Will be made up of the Choicest White Flowers and Maidenhair Fern. Prices 5s., 7s. 6d., 10s. 6d., 12s. 6d., 15s., 20s., 25s., 30s., and upwards. I have also taken the shop lately occupied by Mr. E. White, 7, Pontmorlais, Merthyr, which will be qpened on Saturday, 14th inst. Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, EDINBURGH SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION. Trustees: The LORD PROVOST, MAGISTRATES, and COUNCIL of the CITY of EDINBURGH. An EXAMINATION in GENERAL KNOW- LEDGE will be held on APRIL 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and in JULY and OCTOBER. Next Term begins on TUESDAY, MAY 5TH, 1896. Further particulars will be given on application to Principal DEWAR, or Prof. METTAM, the Secretary. DR. 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Should there he any difficulty in your obtaining our manufactures, please drop us a post card avid:-A-e will at once send you a, dress of nearest draper or dealer. SUPPORT YOUR HOME INDUSTRIES. Wholesale only. To be had of Retailers in every town in Wales. 3482 STOWERS LIME JUICE. NO MUSTY FLAVOUR. public announcements. MARKET SQUARE CHURCH. NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND. PREACHER—REV. J. G. JAMES. Morning Subject.—" Many Stripe* and Few Strii>ep." Evening Subject. —" Man, and his place in the World." Evening Subject. —" Man, and his place in the World." ¡ Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council. UPPER NEUADD WATERWORKS. TO GROCjERS. INNKEEPERS, AND OTHERS. TENDERS are invited for the Right of Supplying GROCERIES and all other Prov isions, and also intoxicants at the above works. intoxicants at the above works. The perton whose tender is accepted will be re- quired to erect, at his own expense, the necessary building to be used as a store on a site selected by the Council, which will be shown on application to the Engineer of the Council. Tenders must lie accompanied by a scale of charges, and a full description of the building proposed to be erected.. Tenders, endorsed "Provision Stores at Upper Neuadd," to be sent to the undersigned on or before Tuesday, the 31st of March, 1896. GWILYM C. J AMES, 58, Thomas-street, Clerk to the Council. Merthyr Tydfil. Caerphilly Urban District Council. SUPPLY OF LIMESTONE BROKEN TO 2i INCH GAUGE. ALSO SCAVENGING. THE Council are prepared to receive TENDERS for the above from 31st March, 1896, to 31st March, 1897. Specifications can be seen and forms of tender obtained at the Council Offices, Caerphilly, on and after Monday, the 16 instant. Sealed Tenders, marked Tender for Stone" and Scavenging'' respectively to be delivered at the Council Offices, Caerphilly, on or before Monday, the 23rd instant. No Tender will be received unless made upon the prescribed form, and the lowest or any Tender will Uj 1 P»y Order, DAVID LEWIS (Clerk). 10th March, 1896. -N EW OPERA H OUSE, MERTHYR. Sole Lessee and Manager.MK. WILL SMITHSON. MONDAY, MARCH 23no, 1896, FOR SIX NIGHTS ONLY. MR. SILVAN US DAUNCEY AND MR. CLAYTON PHIPPS' COMPANY, Including Mr. G. H. Harker and Miss Helen Conwa.y In the Powerful Modern Drama, in Four Acts, Entitled :— THE RECKONING From the Globe Theatre, London. The Finale to the First Act of The Reckoning is one of the strongest in the literature of Drama." NEXT WEEK, "TRILBY." Time and Prices as usual. HEATRE OYAL, 'IARDIFF. rjlHEATRE DOYAL, CARDIFF. LESSEE & MANAGER, MR. EDWARD FLETCHER. THIS WEEK, MR. GEORGE EDWARDES' LONDON CO., Under the Management of Mr. E. R. Norman, AN ARTIST'S MODEL. MATINEE on SATURDAY, at TWO O'CLOCK. Prices, 6d. to B2 2s. Early doors, 6.30. Doors open a.t 7; commence at 7.30. Booking Offices, Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's. Telephone, No. 521. MONDAY NEXT, MARCH 23rd, Return Visit of Mr. W. S. Penlev's Company in CHARLEY'S AUNT." GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF. THE PREMIER THEATRE OF WALES. LESSEE k MANAGER.MR. CLARENCE SOUNES. THIS WEEK Enthusiastic Reception of MISS CYNTHIA BROOKE and her London Company in the new play, JOHN CHETWYND S WIFE By F. C. PHILLIPS. Doors open 7, commence 7.30. Box Office Open at the Theatre Daily from Ten to Four. Telephone, 725. Revised Prices of Admission Dress Circle, 2s. 6d.; Upper Circle, 2s. Stalls, Is. 6d. Front Pit, Is. Pit, 9d. Gallery 6d. Early doori extra. Second price at Nine o'clock to all parts. MONDAY NEXT, March 23, the success of the age, TRILBY! TRILBY! TRILBY By PACL M. POTTER. FIRST TIME IN CARDIFF. ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, MARCH 24 and 26. ¡ 1896, Commencing at Two o'clock precisely each day, IMPORTANT TO PARTIES FURNISHING. MESSRS. J. G. MADDOX & SON WIU, SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at their AUCTION ROOMS, 25, DUKE-STREET, CARDIFF, on the above dates, an immense assemblage of very superior HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE (Removed from various residences for absolute sale) including 6 Hardwood Bedroom Suites complete, 6ft and 4ft. Wardrobes, Pairs of Handsome Toilets, Iron and Brass Bedsteads, several excellent Carpets, Fenders, Brasses, 5 excellent Dining and Drawing-room Suites, Rosewood and Walnut Cabinets, 6ft. and 5ft. Side boards, Bookcases, Dining and Occasional Tables, Walnut, and Gilt Overmantels etc., etc., in all about 400 lot3. On view morning of each day of sale. Arrangements made to paok and forward all goods purchased by country buyers. Established 1860. The Goods can be purchased any day privatelv if desired. fZ840 Situations Wanteb, &c. IF VOU WANT A SERVANT, a SITUATION, a HOUSE, APARTMENTS, or to BUY, SELL, or EXCHANGE ANYTHING. ADVERTISE In the PREPAID COLUMN of the Merthyr Tim-es, at the followiny SPECIALLY CHEAP RATES: 20 WR«DS 6d. 20 WORLS FOR THREE TIMES, Is. THREE SIX WORns. ONE TIMES. TIMES. s. d. s. d. s. d. 20 Words 00' 0 6 1 0 2 0 32 Words 1 0 2 0 3 0 40 Words 1 3 2 6 3 6 48 Words 1 6 3 0 4 6 The above is the Prepaid Scale for Wanted, To lie Let, and To be Sold Advertisements only; for other Charges apply to the Manager, Times Office Merthyr Tydnl. ANTED AN INTELLIGENT LAD as TV Office Boy. Good writer.—Apply TimeJ Office. WANTED Young Gentleman to Share Sitting- room and Bedroom. Terms moderate.—5, Court-terrace. EN ER A I7 SER\rA NT~W ANTED, age 18 or 19 years.—Apply to Mrs. Williams, Boar's Head Hotel, Caerphilly. 126M GROCERY AND PROVISION TRADE. — Wanted, a Strong Lad as apprentice. Must know Welsh.—App!y WILLIAM HARRIS, 144, High- street, Merthyr. A PARTMENTS.—Front Sitting-room and Bed. A room suit one or two gentlemen. Excellent cooking references required.—30, Upper Thomas- street, Merthyr. FOR SALE. — BROWN LEGHORN EGGS (Listerkay and Pattens Strains); price, 3s. 6d. fer sitting.—Apply to Mr. GEO. GRATTAN, 13, David 'nce-stroet, Aberdare. [3609 INSURANCE.—London, Edinburgh, andGlaaurow AGENT'S INSURANCE BOOK FOR SALE; splendid investment; Dowlais district.-Apply, a* t M-U., OHicrs, Merthyr. I BOX MISSING.-Will the man who carried the- box from the Cobden Coffee Tavern, Merthyr, on Thtir-day last, about noon, kindly communicate with the Proprietor of the above Coffee Tavern. 1^°UND. on January 13th, Small Black Fancy Bitch, two white front paws, also white patch on breast. If not claimed in three days, will be sold. —Enqmre New Inn, Merthyr. [3691 1710R the convenience of West of England adver- tisers, a copy of the Mrrthyr Tinu:* is regularly filed and may be seen at Messrs. J ONES BttOS Adver- tising Agents, 39, Queen'a-road, Clifton, Bristol. RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN open to Collect Rents in Merthyr and surrounding district". Terms moderate. Guarantee given. E Titles Office, Merthyr. [3399 FISH Direct from Sea to Table. 7TbsT2s • ldibs~ 2s. 6d.; 131 bs., 3s. lSHw., 3s. 6d. Cleaned for cooking. Carriage paid. Basses of Prime from 3s. Schools, &c., contracted for. Lists free.— The ANGLO FRESH FISH COMPANY, Pontoon, Grimsby. TNDIG^TIONR- THE MEDICAL REFORM 1 n°?«nT^vVn nTTt>^RP a11 applicants an excellent BOTAMC CURE for Indigestion, Bilious- ness, Liver Complaints, Piles, Rheumatism, Gout and Bronchitis. Address — The Secretary, BOTANIC INSTITUTE, NOTTINGHAM. r3204 Til REST! FISH FRESH FISH !—S. Noble, MJ Fish Merchant, Grimsby, supplies fish of all kinds. Good quality. Low Prices. Regular supply guaranteed. A trial order respectfully solicited. Send at once for quotations and particulars. Fish fryers catored for. ^35 't)LAIBERG'S Arcade, Bute street, Cardiff. BLAIBKRG S Arcade.—Tapestry QuiltTfuIl splendid pattern, 6s. 6d. BLAllERG S Arca Je. Forfeited Concertina, 21s Maker, Laclnnel, London. BERG'S Arcade!^22ctT~ Wedding Rings, 19s., 3j;dwt weight and quality guaranteed: GENERAL Remarks of our Customers.—I buy almost everything from you. Let me have some Winter Goods, eheap.-Bla.iberA"S Arcade. GENERAL Remarks of onr Customers.—I have been buying here for the last 40 year« — Blailierg's Arcade. GENERAL Remarks of our Customers.—You have one, only 5*. 10id. (Railway Overcoats): you can work any weather.—Blaiberg's Arcade. C^ENERAL Remarks ~ot our Customers.—Red 1 kand Shirt, 2s. 6d., please. I am still wearing one bought here twelve months ago. I have come afl the way from Dowlais for one.—Blaiberg's Arcade. GENERAL Remarks of onr Customers.— Speak- mg about our 4s. Ansonia Alarm ClocksV Ik has saved me many a "turn.BIl\iberg- Arcade. GENIAL Remarks of our Customers.—My Silver Watch cost me 4Ss,, when we offered our best Gold Watch at 42s.—Blaiberg's Arcade. GENERAL Remarks of our Customers.-A friend of mine told me that yours was the best and cheapest place to buy a Gold Albert. -Blaiberg's Arcade. 0 GENERAL Remarks of our Customers.—South Wales Welsh Shirits, 4s. lid. "They cannot ue at the price. But they are. We guarantee it.— Blaiberg s Arcade. i-ILUB AGENls WANTED, to form Clubs for VV Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, Silver Plate, Opeiii Glasses, Musical Instruments, &c. Members paylr* per week. Terms, catalogues, kc., KENDAL and DENT, 106, Cheapside, London. Splendid valu* Great success. Mention paper. Ladies' and Gent* Silver Levers, ""M., worth 70s. [3106 MON13Y. If you want it promptly, privately, and at a low rate of interest on vour simple promissory notes with or without sureties, apply a y' enc'0Sulo stamped envelope, to Mr. W. P. Thomas, 20, Market-street, AbertiUery, or to Rimer and Co., the Don, A herdare Junction. Special features:—No inquiry fees; reasonable interest which is quoted beforehand universal promptitude It day s notice beinggennrally sufficient; no oppression of hones* and solvent clients. The Carlton Bank td., for whom Mr. Thomas is Branch Manager, has' been established 10 years, and has a capital of £ 30 000 consequently r:o genuine and respectable application a ever refused. T2876 THE Inhabitants will be glad to bear that Pro fessor Desmane, the Specialist on all com plaints, has decided to stay in the district altogether and will give advice free of charge. Head address Merthyr: The Dispensary, Westbourne-place, Plv- mouth-road. Tuesdays and Sundays all Day, and until Noon other Days. Dowlais: Merthyr and Dowlais Coffee Tavern, Mondays, 3 until 9 p.m. Pontypridd: City Ooffee Tavern, High-street, near Station Gates. Wed- nesdays, 3 nntil 8.30 p. m. AI)er(lare Davies' Eat- ing House, 2, Market-street, Thursdays, 3 until 9 D.m. Ireharm: 33, Perrot-street, near Railway Station. Fridays 2 until 8 p.m. Times and placw as usual. Teeth Extracted, 3d. each. [157-9 Merthyr Working Men's Building Society. The 51sr APPROPRIATION BY BALLOT will ba held at the Offices of the above Society (No 1 Market-square, Merthyr), 011 TUESDAY NIGHT* APIUL 14TH, 1896. The c'lair will be taken at 8 retook sharp by Mv. J. i. Doctou, High-street, Merthyr.