t t t I Queens will have only the' best of everything. Her Majesty the Queen has graciously 2 conferred upon the manufacturers of A- 0 I Sunlight I 1 Soap s by Special Royal Warrant, the appointment of ^5 7 SOAP MAKERS TO HER MAJESTY. J- SUNLIGHT SOAP is so cheap, everybody can afford to use it, in fact, as the "best is the cheapest," nobody can afford not to use it. '-t Washes clothes, washes everything with less labour, greater comfort. Used all over the Civilized World. 2.
MERTHYR. SALE.-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. r3167 ARTISTIC.—Mr. George F. Harris, artist, Pont- morlais, has just completed a life-size painting of Mr. Jonah Thomas, of the Western Mail, Merthyr. The work is executed in' a most artistic manner, and has been eulogised not only by the friends of our esteemed colleague, but also by his large circle of friends. VISITORS TO ABERDARE should not fail to call at Miss A. OEPPEN'S, Commercial-place, Aberdare, for their cigars, tobacco, &c. A choice selection of smokers' requisites is always in stock, and cannot fail to please, both in cheapness and quality. Remember the address Commercial-place, Aberdare. [ADVT THE MERTHIR CHORAL SOCIETY will journey to Cardiff on Saturday, to give a popular concert at the Park Hall. Solos will be sung by Madame Miles- Beynon, Miss Beatrice Evans, Miss Nellie Davies, and Messrs. William Jones, David Jones, and Sandford Jones. Accompanists, Messrs. D. C Williams and David Williams. J. T. DOCTON, SANITARY ENGINEER, Plumber, Hot Water Fitter, Gas Fitter, Electric Bell Fitter, and General House Decorator, etc., 138, High-street, Merthyr. All orders will receive prompt attention. Distance no object. A staff of experienced workmen regularly employed. J.T.D. may be consulted on Solitary matters, embracing drainage, ventilation, etc. f281 FRENCH EXAMINATION.—The Technical Instruction Committee of the County have arranged to hold an examination in French in Merthyr on Wednesday, 20th of May next. btudents who wish to be examined M external candidates should apply at once to the Clerk of the School Board, 13, Courtland-terrace, Merthyr, from whom further particulars may be obtained. WHITWORTH SCHOLARSHIPS. — Any students in engineering desirous of competing for one of these valuable scholarships must legister their names before 15th April. Full details with regard to the scholar- ships will be found in the Whitworth Prospectus which may be obtained from the Science and Art Department, price 5d., or through the Clerk to the Merthyr School Board. 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 24th and 26th, an immense assemblage of very superior household furniture. The sale will commence at two o'clock precisely each day. Further particulars will be found in our advertising column or may be obtained by writing to the auctioneers at the above address. r2849 THEATRE ROYAL.-Last week we gave a description of the powers of Go-Won-Go Mohawk as an act rets in the sensational drama, Wep-Ton-No-Mah," and this week the Theatre Royal has been patronised very largely by theatre-goers. The play is attractive, and the American-Indian actress has been received with great favour by all parts of the house. All thp characters are exceedingly well represented, and the play will, we feel sure, draw crowded houses during the remainder of the week. Next week The Reckoning will be staged. SAD DEATH OF A COLLIER'S WIFE.—On Saturday, at the Hospital, the death occurred of Mrs. Ann Davies, 24, wife of David Davies, collier, of Clydy- fagwr, Swansea-road, as a result of injuries received on the 16th ult. Deceased was subject to fit, and on the morning of the 16th ult. she fell into the lire, when a kettle of boiling water was upset over her face and right side.-An inquest was held on the body at the Hospital on Tuesday morning before Mr. R. J. Rhys (coroner) and a jury, and a verdict of Death from burning was returned. She leaves a husband (aged 24 years) and three children. OBITUARY.-We regret to record the death, at the age of 32 years, of Dr. William Henry Charfe", son of the late Mr. Thomas Charles, confectioner, of Merthyr, which sad event occurred on Monday night, after a long illness, at Lady-street, Kidwelly. The deceased went to Kidwelly about five years ago, and up to the time of his illness enjoyed a good practice. He was respected by all who knew him, and his untimely death, from the ravages of consumption, is much regretted by a large circle of friends. Mr. Charles practised for some time in Morriston, and on his leaving that place, the respect in which he was held was shown by his being the recipient from the I inhabitants of two handsomely illuminated and framed 3RD V.B. WELSH REGIMENT.—MERTHYR DETACH- MENT.-P. R. Cresswell, colonel commandant;. Orders for week ending Saturday, 28th March, 1896Mon- day, recruit drill, ambulance class at 8 p.m. Thursday, time marching, parade at Armoury at 4.30 f.rn., drill order with leggings, great coats if wet riday, recruit drill; Saturday, time marching-, Earade at Armoury at 4.30 p.m., drill order with >ggings, great coats if wet, bugle band to attend. For duty, 2nd-Lieutenant Davies, Lance-Sergeant Baverstock, Lance-Corporal Davies, Bugler Jones. Next for duty, Lieutenant Harris, Sergeant Southey, Corporal Saunders, Bugler Rees.—Py order, Colonel D. R. LEWIS, commanding 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment Merthyr Detachment. COURSE OF INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS IN THAINING AS SCIENCE TEACHERS.—We are desired to inform those of our readers whom it may concern that free admission to courses of lectures and practical instruc- tion in the Royal College of Science, South Kensing- ton, are granted to a limited number of teachers and students of science classes under the department who intend to continue or take up the work of science teaching. A travelling allowance and a maintenance allowance of 21s. per week while attending the course of instruction will also be made to r a ;h of the selected applicants. Forms and particular- can be obtained before the end of May through the clerk of the Mer- thyr School Board. PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPAN Y.—On page 8 of the present issue, we publish a brief summary of last year's working of this phenomenally successful com- pany. It is stated that the Meithyr district, under the able superintendance of Mr. Phillips, stands first in the whole of Wales and the West of England as to the results produced during the year. A slight addition should be made to that statement. This is the third year in succession for the Merthyr district to occupy this proud and eminent position, a fact which reflects great credit indeed on Mr. Phillips and his staff. The increase of business in his district last year exceeded that of the Cardiff district by JB700, and also that of the Swansea district by over £1,000. J 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 X o. 1, Market-square, to 24, High-street (opposite the old Church), where he has opened business as a fancy draper, outfitter, and gent's mercer. T.E. trusts that by strict attention to the needs of his customers to merit a continuance of their favours, and it is with the idea of being able to supply his customers with every necessary article of clothing, that he has added the mercery business to that of tailoring. Trousers to measure, 10s. 6d.; suits, 39s. 6d. overcoats, 25s. Fit and style guaranteed. White and coloured shirts collars, cuffs, scarves, gloves, &c., of ev^ry description! Agent for Rushbrook's butchers' clothing. Every kind of children's fancy hosiery and baby linen supplied. Terms, strictly for cash r3316 DEATH OF Miss AGNES EVANS.—We regret to record the death, at the early age of 21 years, of Miss Agnes Evans, daughter of the late Rev. J. Evans, ironmonger, Glebeland-street, Merthyr, which took place at seven o'clock on Friday morning last. The deceased first had an attack of influenza, and, being consumptive, she became very weak. About a fort- night ago she was obliged to take to her bed, and passed peacefully away on Friday. She was for some time connected with Manchester House, where, by her pleasant and affable manner, she made many friends. She was a faithful member of Hope Chapel and was always ready to render assistance in all the various movements connected with that church. The mortal remains were laid in their last resting place at Tiiomastown Cemetery, on Monday, the chief mourners 1* ing Mr. J. R. Evans, Mr. Archy Evans (brothers), Mr. J. n. Davies, and Mr. Davies, junr., as well as a number of friends of the family. The Rev. II. lJuijhes, Cofn, officiated at the graveside. There were several other ministers present, and the deacons and a l:ltg' number of Hope members. Much eympathy in felt for Mrs. Evans and her family in theij: bereavement. IJt:rca \'e IJI':lI t. ON SUNDAY LAST the pulpit of the English Wesleyan Chapel, Pontmorlais, was occupied by the Rev. S. Whitaker, Mountain Ash, who preached two stirring sermons, entitled A Twofold view of God's Good- ness "and "The Superiority of Godliness" respec- tively. I 1THH ARMENIAN ATROCITIES.—On Tuesday, at the English Wesleyan Chapel, Pontmorlais, the Rev. C. Angwin delivered an able lecture, entitled The Crescent against the Cross Mahomet against Christ." The lecture was illustrated with lantern views, the lanternist being Mr. G. W. Bale. The attendance was scanty. FOUND, about 11 years ago, by JENKINS, CHEMIST and SEEDSMAN, next door to Police-station, a Perfect CURE for COCGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, and SHORTNESS of BREATH. The same can be had by payment of one shilling. Hundreds have already speculated the one shilling, and the unanimous verdict has been Nothing equals the Cambrian Cough Cure." [3474 MERTHYR WORKING MEN'S BUILDING SOCIETY.— An appropriation by sale was held last Monday night at the offices of this society. The chairman (Mr. J. T. Docton) conducted the sale, and declared the highest bidder to l>e the owner of Registered No. 272, who is entitled to a loan of £ 100 for 16 years at a pre- mium of JS53. A vote of thanks to the chairman closed I the meeting. INCANDESCENT GAS LIGHTS INCANDESCENT GAS LIGHTS !!—J. T. DOCTON, 138, High-street, Merthyr, has been Specially Appointed fjr the Sale of the Incandescent Gas Lights. Gas Consumers, by using this Light, will Reduce their Gas Bills by One Half and Obtain Treble the Light. The various Kinds of Lights can be seen in operation, and full particulars obtained at the above address. Inspection invited. Competent workmen employed to fix same. [ADVT. SUDDEN DEATH AT MERTHYR.—On Tuesday night a married woman, named Celia Rees, living at No. 6, Ball Court-lane, Merthyr, was found dead in her bed. It appears that at eleven o'clock in the morn- ing the deceased quarrelled with a woman named Sarah Protheroe. At 7.30 in the evening she was observed going towards her home in a state of drunkenness, and at 11.30 p.m. the unfortunate woman was found lying on the bed, partly dressed. quite dead. rlhe coroner has been communicated with. ST. PATRICK'S DAY.—On Tuesday night a sub- stantial dinner was served by Hostess Owen at the Swan Hotel, the occasion being the anniversary of St. Patrick, the Irish patron-saint. The arrange- ments were superintended by Mr. C. Mahoney (who made an able chairman), and Mr. Logan, and a very enjoyable time was spent. The good things were supplied by Mr. Hosking, Pontmorlais, who received many encomiums during the evening. An enjoyable evening was spent, votes of thanks, to Mrs. and the Misses Owen for their excellent catering being unanimously passed. KEEP YOCR EYK ON MORRIS'. WHAT FOR? For Stylish Suits and Overcoats. For style, quality, and value, Morris challenges the town. Try Morris' Miebrated 37s. 6d. OVERCOATS and 50s. BUSINESS SUITS. They cannot be beaten. Once tried always used Warmth and comfort for the winter months. See that you get no other. In Hats, Caps, Shirts, Collars, Ties, &c., MORRIS LEADS THE WAY. Have a look at our windows to see our New Season's Stock of Mufflers, Ladies' and Gent.'s Lined Gloves, &c. Note the address, J. W. MORRIS, 10, Pontmorlais, Merthyr. Hn.H STREET SOCIAL UNION.—The usual weekly meeting of this union was held on Thursday last, when an interesting blackboard lecture was given by the president, the Rev. Alfred Hall. There was a largo attendance, and the lecture was closely followed. An added interest was given to the lecture by a number of illustrations, which were given from time to time on tho blackboard. At the close of the lecture.^a supper was served, tlx; charge made being 2id. "V otes of thanks to Mrs. ^V. \Y illianis for carry- ing out the arrangements in connection with the supper, and to Mr. A. M»man for illustrating tho lecture, terminated the piocoedings. 0 BILLrARD HANDICAP. — XU« iinal lieat ;n the first- class handicap was played last Tuesday at the Con- stitutional Club, Merthyr, between Mr. G. Chamber- 'c lain (scracch) and Mr. T. W. Davies (scratch). There was a large attendance of spectators. After an excit- ing game, Mr. Chamberlain won bv one point, the totals being Chamberlain, 250 Davies, 249. The game lasted 47 minutes. A match has been arranged between the Merthyr team and the Cardiff Working Men's Club. to be played at Cardiff on the 9th April. An exciting contest is expected, Cardiff being the champions of South Wales. The Merthyr team are in excellent form. SALVATION ARMY WEDDING. — On Wednesday evening, at Wesley Chapel, Pontmorlais, which had kindly been lent for the occasion, a Salvation Army wedding took place, the contracting parties being Mr. George Thomas and Mrs. Goulston. The best man was Sergt.-major A. J. Jeans, and the brides- maid Sister M. Lloyd. The ceremony was con- ducted by Capt. Bennett, Merthyr, assisted by Capt. Beasley, Aberdare. There were about 300 present, and the proceedings were interspersed with loud "Aniens" from the congregation. The bride and bridegroom briefly addressed those present, as did also the bridesmaid and best man. The ceremony over, a procession was formed, headed by the band, and proceeded to the barracks, where a ham supper was partaken of, to which about 150 people sat down. After supper the happy couple were escorted home by the band. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR. H. W. HARRIS.— It is with deep regret that we have to record the death, which took place on Monday morning, of Mr. H. W. Harris, of Portugal House, Chew Magna, Somerset, and senior partner in the well-known firm of Messrs. H. W. Harris and Sons, auctioneers, I Merthyr. The deceased was formerly managing clerk to the then existing firm of Messrs. C. H. and F. James, solicitors, and he gave up this appoint- ment in 1858 to commence business as an auctioneer and appraiser. He was an excellent man of business, a splendid accountant, and most methodical in his habits. lie brought these good qualities into full activity in his new departure, and speedily won the confidence and esteem of the community. He gathered into his hands the largest share, including the best, of the various branches of his business going throughout this district, and became the leading auctioneer in this part of the county. For many years he had the sole management of the Court Estate. He practically retired from the active pur- suit of business about 16 years ago, having some time previously acquired a very desirable residence at Chew Magna, in North Somersetshire, to which he retired, having taken his younger son, Mr. Albert Harris, into partnership in the Merthvr business, and leaving him in responsible charge "thereof. Sub- sequent to that, Mr. Harris, senior, came periodically to Merthyr, but he had practically ceased to be a resident. He had a long and severe illness a couple of years ago, which greatly prostrated him, and when he last visited Merthyr a couple of months ago he still showed traces of that illness, which aged him much. Mr. Harris lost his eldest son about 30 year" ago, but he leaves a widow, three sons, and two daughters surviving him. Mr. Brock Harris is a solicitor in practise at Nuneaton, Mr. Albert Harris is the well known and highly esteemed junior partner in the Merthyr business, and a third son is in the wine trade in London. We extend our sincere sym- pathy to the sorrowing family in their bereavement. addresses. The mortal remains were brought from Kidwelly on Thursday evening, accompanied by several of the deceased's most intimate friends. The greater part of the professional and other gentlemen of Kidwelly accompanied the corpse to the railway station to show their last mark of respect. At Merthyr the body was met by Mr. Rees (stepbrother), and a number of local gentlemen, and conveyed to deceased's mother's house, Glebeland-street. The funeral took place at Cefn Cemetery on Friday amid every manifestation of sorrow and respect. The funeral was private. The chief mourners] were Messrs. D. Charles. Skewen (brother); D. Charle., Kidwelly (uncle); D. Charles, Resolven (cousin); A. Rees, Merthyr (brother in-law); R. Howells, Aber- canaid T. Evans, Cefn (cousins), J. Wall, Merthyr; D. J. Johns, Kidwelly; J. Millward, J. Davies, W. Randell, Kidwelly; R. R. Davies, Kidwelly. One coach contained Dr. Biddle, Dr. Webster, Mr. J. Vaughan, and the Rev. J. Thomas (Zoar), the latter conducting the ceremony in a most impressive manner. The bearers were Mr. J. P. Lewis, Mr. Ben Havard, Mr. Richards, Temple of Fashion Mr. Jones, Clare-street; Mr. Jones, Temple; Mr. Ben Windett, Mr. D. J. John, Kidwelly; Mr. T. Williams, Merthyr. Before leaving Merthyr a little mer 11 years ago, Dr. Charles was with Dr. Webster. PERSONAL.—We regret to learn that Mrs. Biddle, wife of Dr. C. Biddle, High-street, is seriously indis- posed.—Miss Laura Michael, the daughter of Mr. B. Michael, Bush Hotel, is also indisposed. We wish the patients a speedy recovery to their usual good health. CONCERT AT GELLIDEG.-On Monday night an exceedaigly interesting concert was held at Gellideg Chapel. The sacred edifice was crowded to overflow- ing, Mr. Morgan Lewis making a capital chairman. The programme was a long one, but the sweet voices of the singers were loudly applauded, and in some cases encored. The Gellideg Band of Hope acquitted themselves admirably, and reflected much credit upon the conductor. The following was the programme Recitation, Miss Annie Morgans; solo, Miss Mary Richards recitation, Mr. David Jones solo, Miss Tydfil Griffiths; recitation, Mr. Johnny Jones; accordion solo, Mr. John Morgan Williams recita- tion, Miss Mary Rees; organ solo, Mr. David Adams recitation, Miss Margaret Ann Jones; accordion solo, Mr. David Thomas Owens recitation, Mr. William Harris recitation, Mr. John T. Williams solo, Mr. James Harris; recitation, Miss Tydfil Griffiths; recitation, Mr. Richard Jones organ solo, Mr. David Adams; recitation, Mr. John Morgan Williams; accordion solo, Mr. John Morgan Williams chorus, Band of Hope solo, John M. Webber solo, Mr. James Harris recitation, Mr. William Harris solo, Mr. Richard Davies solo, Mr. John T. Williams solo, Mr. Lewis Lewis; solo, Mr. David Davies recitation, Mr. W. Lewis.
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. TUNNYSON-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. Gito. J. O'Neill, Frederick's Court, North Street, and Pond Street. Dowlais. SANITARY PLUMBING AND HOT WATER ENGIN- JEKRING.—W. AUSTIN AND SON have added the above to their old-established House Decorating Business. Beer Engines, Baths, etc., fitted and repaired. Good workmanship and moderate charges. The largest, cheapest, and beat selection of Paperhangings in the district. New patterns for 1895. Paints, Varnishes, Glass, etc.-26 Union-street. and 91. Caeharriu Dowlais. J. JEREMIAH, Plumber and Decorator, 36, High- street, Merthyr, and 2, North-street, Dowlais. J.J. has erected New Showroom at the rear of 36, High- street, Merthyr, where a choice selection of paper- hangings, fee., can be inspected. Side entrance, 35, Hign-street, Merthyr. All paperhangings, gas fittings, bar fittings, paints and varnishes at lowest prices in town. Visit my showroom if you want to save money. BEULAH ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. — The usual preaching services of Beulah English Baptist Chapel was held on Sunday and Monday last. Excellent sermons were delivered by the Rev. P. Lewis, Chipping Canapden. ENTERTAINMENT. — On Saturday evening last an entertainment took place at Hebron Baptist Chapel under the chairmanship of Mr. John Richards. A splendid programme had been arranged, and was highly appreciated by those present. B.W.T.A.—The monthly meeting of the above was held at Elizabeth-street Vestry on Thursday last, the president, Mrs. J. B. Evans, in the chair. Excellent addresses were delivered by Miss Davies, Merthyr, and the Rev. James Williams, Beulah. Mrs. Griffiths, Regent-street, read an interesting paper, which was highly appreciated. Miss Price, Balaclava-road, recited "The Beautiful Snow," and a solo was rendered by Mr. Joseph Farr. ST. PATRICK'S DAY.—A performance of the new comedy-drama, entitled "The Emerald Shamrock," written by Mr. Lesley Powell, Dowlais, was given at the Oddfellows' Hall, on St. Patrick's Day. There was a very poor attendance. The characters were sustained by the follewing :—Major O'Shaugnessy McBang, Mr. M. De Lacy Mrs. McBang, Miss M. Jones; Nellie O'Neill, Miss E. M. Jones; Mark Robertson, Mr. Lesley Powell; Michael Delanoy, Mr. John Cochlin; Mr. Hallmark, Mr. Abe Freedman. The drama was preceded by a mis- cellaneous concert, at which the above-named artistes sang.
TROEDYRHIW. WHAT WK HEAR.-That one of the ablest of Welsh conductor has been appointed to wield the baton of the Choral Society. That the prospects of the choir must be rosy.—That the road opposite the new houses is kept in a wretched condition. That the County Council ought to see about having it kept in a better state.—That the road up at Mount Pleasant is no credit to those who are responsible for keeping it clean.-That revival meetings are to be held in the place next week. That Miss Davies is engaged to con- duct them. That they ought to result in much good. -That we are to soon find, ourselves embroiled in a.n election contest. That it will be fought in the best of feeling.-That 26 new members have been received intoSaron Church during the last three months.— That the entertainment at Mount Zion Chapel was a big success; tho entertainment at Saron Hall, ditto.
NELSON. OBITUARY.—We regret having to record the death of Mrs. Saunders, of High-street. Deceased, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. F. Osborne, had been confined to her bed for many months, and died on Tuesday at the age of 71 years. She was buried at Llanfabon Parish Church on Saturday.—On Friday another old inhabitant of Nelson was laid to rest, viz., Mrs. Bevan, of Long-row. She had reached the advanced age of 83 years. Deceased was buried at Pontypool.
SUPPOSED SUICIDE AT TREHAUIilS. On Saturday evening last (writes our Treharris correspondent) Miss Mary Jane David, of Edward- street, daughter of Mr. Thomas Da\ id, left her home and did not return, fhe fact causcd much uneasiness in the minds of her father and relatives, and they naturally lodged information at the Police Station hard by. P.O. Davies, when going his rounds on Sunday morning, was informed by a lad at Penlocks, which is adjacent to the Glamorganshire Canal, that a woman's hat and shawl h..d been picked up close to one of the locks. This information instantly aroused the suspicions of the officer, and he obtaiijed the assis- tance of Mr. Howell Richards, and both immediately let the water out of the lock, and veryhoon discovered the body of the unfortunate young woman. Ahorse and trap was soon obtained, and the body conveyed to her home. From inquiries that we have made, it appears that Miss David, who was only 27 years of age, had suffered of late from severe ill- ness, and she had often expressed herself that she could not endure the pain much longer, and it is feared she was driven to commit the rash act from this cause. Miss David was a most respectable and industrious young woman, and much sympathy is felt in the town for her relatives in their sad bereave- ment. On Tuesday afternoon an inquest was held at the Police-station before Mr. R. J. Rees, coroner, and a jury, of whom Mr. W. R. Thomas was foreman.- Thomas David gave evidence of missing deceased from the house on Saturday night.—William Richards said he found a hat and jacket pinned together on the side of the Glamorganshire Canal on Saturday night. P.C. Joseph Davies gave evidence of finding the deceased in the lock on Sunday morning.—Dr. Jones also gave evidence.—After some remarks from the Coroner, the jury returned a verdict of "Drowned whilst temporarily insane."—Tho funeral took place on Wednesday, the place of interment being Beech Grove Cemetery, Quakers' Yard Junction.
INTERESTING PRESENTATIONS AT CEFN. On Monday evening a meeting of a very interesting character was held in the above chapel, under the presidency of the minister, the Rev. W. B. Griffiths. For some time past there might be seen in the window of Mr. W. L Berryman's establishment, a chaste: but very beautiful set of Communion service, which Mrs. Daves, Somerset House, intended presenting to the church at Carmel. In the same window was also exhibited a handsome illuminated address, expen- sively framed, which the church had decided to present to Mr. W. Pickerell, as a slight acknowledg- ment of the invaluable services which that gentleman had rendered the church during the rebuilding of their chapel as an architect. Monday evening was the date selected to make these presentations, and the pro- ceedings throughout w< r 3 most enjoyable. Appended is the programme :-Tune, "Ewing" by the Choir; dialogue, David Meredith and Jacob Rees; solo, Dan Williams quartet, Evan Jones and Friends solo, Thomas Harries solo, Mary Turner; Relo, Annie Williams. Then the presentation of the address to Mr. Pickerell was made by Mr. James Bowen, the senior deacon of the chapel, and the ser- vice was presented, on behalf of Mrs. Davies, by the reverend chairman. Following the presentations addresses were delivered by the Chairman, Rev. T. Salathiel, and several other gentlemen Solo, George Reea recitation, Henry Jones solo, M. A.:Morris dnet, Thomas Harris and Tom Evans. A vote of thanks to the chairman, proposed by the Rev. T. Salathiel, and seconded by Mr. Jacob Williams, brought the meeting; to a close.
VAYNOR PARISH COUNCIL. The Election. This election, which is to take place on the 30th inst., creates no interest whatever among the parish- ioners. The high-tide of enthusiasm is yet to come. This is to be attributed mainly to the fact that the powers of the Council are so limited, the members travelling far and wide very often in search of some topic with which they can deal. There are 26 candi- dates for 15 seats, most of the old members seeking re-election. From inquiries made, we find that a general feeling of regret prevails that a contest should have been forced upon the ratepayers by persons who were certainly ill-advised in demanding a poll. It is felt, however, that most of the old members will be returned. THE PARISH RECORDS. A special meeting of the Council was held on Fri- day evening, Mr. James Parry in the ohair, to con- sider the question of the custody of the parish records. Mr. F. T. James, Merthyr, clerk to the Rural District Council, wrote to the effect that the books were the property of the District Council, and could not be given up to the Parish Council.—Mr. Price read the opinion of Mr. Pease, a high authority, which was directly contrary to Mr. James'.—After considerable discussion, it was'resolved to ask Mr. James to hand over to the Parish Council the minute-book of tho I defunct Parochial Committee.
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THE PLYMOUTH CRISIS. Writing about the crisis at Plymouth puts one in nnnd of a serial tale in newspapers. The public continue to read the weekly chapters, but when they imagine the end has come the old stereotyped line is, To be continued in our next." And so it is with information in regard to Plymouth men and their grievances. Week after week the men walk about the streets or go to the work found them by the Council, and when the inquiring reporter calls in at the Globe Hotel for the purpose of interviewing the committee lie is told as a matter of course that there is nothing fresh," with the exception of a cheque or two from neighbouring collieries. This week £5 has been received from Clydach Vale, and Mr. Harry Evans, A.R.C.O., has forwarded £5 5s., the proceeds of the concert given by the Dowlais Philharmonic Society. SIR W. T. LEWIS ON THE SCENK. On Tuesday some stir was caused by the appear- ance upon the scene of Sir W. T. Lewis, Bart. In deference to an intimation that Sir William, without prejudice, was willing to meet the repre- sentatives of the respective parties with a view to ascertain whether it would be possible to arrange some way whereby work could be resumed pend- ing a settlement, the workmen's representatives agreed to proceed to the Plymouth Offices for the purpose of conferring with Mr. T. H. Bailey, J.P., the general manager, in the presence of the hon. baronet. The interview or conference commenced in the morning, and those present were, Sir William Thomas Lewis, Mr. T. H. Bailey, and the following representatives of the workmenMr. William Roberts, Mr. John Evans (secretary), Mr. John Davies, and Mr. J. B. Jones. The proceedings were private, but it appears that the discussion was adjourned in the morning for the attendance from Cardiff of Mr. Wilson, the shipping agent of Messrs. Hill's Company. Various matters that took place might be related, but in view of the delicate nature of the position, it would be advis- able possibly merely to mention that the workmen were prepared to accept as arbitrators three gen- tlemen whom they severally named, but this was declined by the general manager, and at the close of the proceedings the pa lis separated without having been r-V ••' adopt auy method of settlement. Sir William i. med the correspondent of a Cardiff daily tha- .je whole fault for his failure to effect a settlement rested with the employers. The men did everything in their power to bring about a settlement, but Mr. Bailey took a most unreason- able attitude, and thus no settlement was effected. Sir William stated further that he had nothing but praise to bestow on the workmen for the manner m which they had accepted his suggestion, which practically was that the men should at once resume duty and select someone in whom they and the employers might have confidence to settle the same. Mr. John Davies, the plaintiff in the compensa- tion test case, and Mr. John Evans, the men's secretary, proceeded to London on Tuesday probably the case will be reached this week. Mr. John Evans, the men's secretary, has sent the following letter to the press :—We wish to inform the colliery workmen of South Wales and Monmouthshire, and also the public in general, that the Plymouth Committee are pre- pared to refute all statements which have been put in circulation by some unscrupulous person to the effect that the said committee are being paid during the lock-out, and that they are favouring some of the workmen. We sincerely hope that any person who has any complaint to make about the said committee will send direct to them so that they shall know what the charges against them may be. It is unfair and, indeed, to little purpose or good, to disseminate ugly rumours in public-houses. THE SOUP KITCHENS. Mr. Hooper, secretary of the soup kitchen com- mittee, forwards us the following report: —The committee of this fund have, up to the present, supplied nearly 18,000 meals at the Temperance Hall eentre, to children sent there by the Ply- mouth Workmen's Committee, who distributed the tickets. Soup and bread are given on alternate days with tea, bread, and jam. The cost, includ- ing hire of hall, averages seven-eights of a penny per meal. The committee desire to acknow- ledge the following donations since the last list was published in the Times;—Collected at High- street Chapel, £ 4 Hope Chapel, Xi 17s. 4d. Mr. D. E. Jones, f2 commercial and cattle dealers, per Mrs. Griffiths, The Star, 12s. 6d. Mr. Howel Simon, Cefn, 2s. Hebrew Philanthropic Society, 10s. 6d. Rev. W. Francis Jones, os. (lifts in kind have also been received from the following Twenty loaves biead from Mr. Daniel Davies, baker; 30 gallons soup and 14 loaves bread from Mr. Robottom, butcher meat for soup from Mrs. L. Williams, High-street; Messrs. Eastmans, Limited; from the Market, Mrs. Parr, Miss Kevilin, Miss Rees, Mrs. Rowlands, Mrs. J. A. Roberts; vegetables, Mr. W. B. Weeks; 12 loaves bread, Mrs. Skilling; two gallons milk, Mrs. Griffiths, Star Inn. The ministers of the town have again rendered valuable assistance in distributing the food to the children. The ladies named last week have worked hard in preparing aud handing the tea, bread, and jam, &c., around, and numbers of the workmen in arranging and cleaning up the hall, &c., after the meals are over. Total amount received to date, £ 84 19s. 6d. paid out (including JE10 for hall, and CIO to Abcr- canaid Centre), f74 17s. 6d. cash now in hand, JE10 2s. It costs from E17 to £ 20 weekly to carry on this work at the Temperance Hall, and the committee are obliged to again appeal for help. Contributions to be sent to Mr. William Harris, 144, High-street, and gifts in kind may be sent to the Temperance Hall to the lion, secretaries, Messrs. John Morgan and H. A. Hooper. Abercanaid and Pentrebach Centre, hon. secre- tary Mr. T. T. Jenkins, Pentrebach Schools, would also be pleased to receive subscriptions or gifts in kind towards that centre. Average number fed daily, 456 cost per day, £ 2 3s., or ] 1-8d. per meal. Messrs. Rorday Metford, millers, of Gloucester, have kindly contributed one sack of flour to each centre, per Mr. Henry Bailev, Thomas-street. The unemployed residing in Cyfarthfa arc fed daily at Mr. Wills' ante-room. About 100 children and 70 men and women enjoy a hearty meal each day. Thanks to the generosity of the public, the distressed families are able to eat to their hearts' content. After each meal a social gathering is held, music being plentifully supplied, Mr. V. A. Wills kindly lending his piano. On Sunday a meal of tea and cake was enjoyed, the cake being given by Mr. W. Griffiths^ tailor, George-street, and the tea and sugar by Mrs. V. A. Wills. On Monday a special meal was pro- vided by Mr. W. Davies, family butcher, George- street, consisting of roast meat, meat pies, potatoes, &e. We need hardly say that this was a welcome change, and Mr. Davies is deserving of special thanks for his gifts. During the week the following have kindly assisted the fund :—Mrs. Nicholas, Dynevor Anns, £ 1 Is. Mr. R. Jenkins, Stag and Pheasant, os. Mr. Thomas Morgan, Finger Post, os. Mr. H. Hansard, os. Mr. Christmas Evans, £ 1 Mr. E. D. Evans, 5s. Mrs. James, 2s. 6d. Mr. David Abraham, 5s. Mr. E. Ballard, 4s. Mr. J. W. Robson, 2s. Mr. Richards, Cwmtaf, 2s. Mr. J. James, Ynysfach, 5s. Mr. J. Williams, 4s. Mr. Jones, Jackson's Bridge, 10". Gifts in kind were kindly contributed by the following :—Mrs. Wills, tea and sugar Mr. Richard Bowen, jam Mr. Richard Williams, grocer, 20 loaves of bread Mr. If. Lloyd, 30 loaves of bread Mr. Griffiths, tailor, 401bs. cake Mr. D. James, 31bs. butter; Mr. Braddick, milk Mr. Livsey, 2 tons of coals for warming the room Mrs. Anthony, Vaults, 20 loaves; Mr. James Davies and Mr. Arthur Morgan, soup. Mr. Wills is chairman of the committee, and has a good band of assistants. The meals will be continued as long as the men are unemployed. ABERCANAID SOUP KITCHENS. These are still being carried on at Pentre- bach and Abercanaid. The numbers are about the same, and gratuitous help is given by the ladies and gentlemen of the district. We have to acknowledge gifts of goods from Dowlais (names next week) and Merthyr. Messrs. Howfield, Merthyr, supplied 300 buns for Sunday. SACRED CONCERT AT DOWLAIS. On Sunday evening the Dowlais Philharmonic Society, under the conductorship of Mr. Harry Evans, A.R.C.O., gave a grand sacred concert in aid of the Plymouth Relief Fund. The choir ren- dered a few dioruses admirably, while the follow. ing artistes assisted Miss M. Jones, Miss E. M. Jones, Miss M. A. Watts, and Messrs. E. R. Evans and David Davies. There was a good attendance, and the Relief Fund will benefit handsomely as the result.
ABERDARE JUNCTION. THE HucwAY. -We are happy to note that our pleadings have at last prevailed with the T.V.R., and that the subway is now proceeding. We are informed that it will not only provide access to the station, but also a means of communication between one side of the valley and the other. This is as it should be. We need not run the risk any more of diving into a canal or finding ourselves stuck in the mud. Our gratitude is undoubtedly due to the Chamber of Trade for their "prompt action in the matter. Of course the company's manager has kindly informed us that this had nothing to do with the question, but that the subway was given owinsr to their boundless generosity of heart. One rascal here remarked that this generosity must have been seated in the profoundest depths of their hearts, because it took a great number of years to work itselt to the surface, lie shouldn't say such things. a
MERTHYR COUNCIL ELECTIONS. PENYDARREN WARD. On Wednesday se'nnight a meeting of the Penydarren Liberal Association was held at Horeb Schoolroom, the Rev. J. I). Thomas in the chair. There wa a good attendance. The meeting had been convened to adopt a candi- date for the District Council election, and the choice unanimously fell on Mr. J. LI. Atkins, the retiring councillor. Mr. Atkins has thus been adopted by the Brecon-road and Peny- darren Associations, which shows that he is very popular in the ward. A meeting in support of Mr. J. Lloyd Atkins was held on Wednesday evening, at Horeb School- room, the Rev. J. D. Thomas in the chair. There was a good muster of electors from all parts of the ward. The meeting was called to hear addresses from the representatives of the ward on the Board of Guardians, as well as the District Council. The Chairman remarked that they h,,(1 met, not so much to support Mr. Atkins as to congratulate him on his unopposed return on the District Council. Addresses were delivered by Mr. J. Lloyd (Board Schools), Mr. Rice, Mr. Gilleland, and Mr. Jonah Lewis, of the Brecon-road Liberal Association. Mr. Atkins gave an account of his stewardship, and thanked the electors for the honour they had done him in returning him unopposed. He hoped he would be able in the future to merit a continu- ance of their sympathy and confidence. A vote of congratulation to, and confidence in, Mr. Atkins was proposed by Mr. W. Lewis, seconded by Mr. Morgan Willliams, and supported by Mr. J. Lewis, Mr. D. S. Thomas, and others, and carried unani- mously. MERTHYR VALE WARD. A meeting of the supporters of the retiring councillor, Mr. J. Roberts, was held at the the Coffee Tavern Assembly-room, on Friday evening last, Mr. Peter Gardner in the chair. Mr. Roberts attended, and expressed his readi- ness to contest the seat with their support. The Rev. J. M. Davies proposed that Mr. Roberts' old election committee be convened to make arrangements for ensuring his return, and convening a meeting in the ensuLig week to promote his candidature.—The Chairman having called for nominators to fill up the iioiiiiiiiti-ii papers, which were to be returned on Monday to the returning officer at Merthyr, the meeting, which was not largely attended, concluded. We do not hear there is any probability of oppo- sition to Mr. Roberts, his action in regard to the Water Bill of the Council having given general satisfaction to his constituents. A public meeting was held at the Bankroom of the Public Hall, Treharris, on Friday even- ing last in support of the candidature of Mr. J. Roberts, the Labour candidate for the Merthyr Vale Ward in connection with the Merthyr Dis- trict Council. There was a sparse attendance. Mr. David Prosser was voted to the chair. Mr. Prosser thought Mr. Roberts had proved him- self an excellent member, and he felt that they could not do better than return him again He approved of Labour representatives on the different bodies, and contributed annually a guinea towards defraying the expenses of our Labour members. He also knew that all the tradesmen in the town contributed.—Mr. Roberts said he was prepared to be their candi- date, and if they thought tit to elect him lie would do his best in the future as in the past. He had done his duty to the best of his ability, and as they were all aware the Council had had many a struggle during the past 12 mouths.— Mr. Giles Jones proposed that Mr. Roberts be the candidate, and Mr. W. R. Thomas seconded. -Mr. W. Lewis said that Mr. Roberts was now an experienced representative, and he was most loyal. Mr. Roberts' knowledge as a builder was valuable to the Council, and lie had done his best during his term of office. —Mr. W. M. Evans was pleased to support the nomination of Mr. Roberts, and congratulated him on the probability of his being returned unopposed, an experience he was a stranger to, as lie had to fight for his seat on the School Board on more than one occasion.— Mr. B. P. Evans admired the feeling between Treharris and Merthyr Vale, and he hoped Mr. Roberts would be returned.—The Chairman then put the pro- position to the meeting, and it was carried unanimously.—Mr. Lewis Morris, Mr. Joseph Owen, Mr. D. Rees, and Mr. Henry Hughes also briefly addressed the meeting. The usual votes of thanks concluded the proceedings. PLYMOUTH WARD. On Monday evening last a meeting in sup- port of the candidature of Mr. H. W. Lewis, ?as held at the Demel Schoolroom, Abor- canaid. There was a very good attendance, and Mr. William Thomas, South Pit, presided. Very enthusiastic speeches were delivered by Messrs. Watkin Moss, C.C., Tlieo. Thomas, Samuel Davies (Duffryn), and David Williams. Mr. William Timothy was appointed secretary. CANDIDATES NOMIN ATED. The following candidates wore duly nomi- nated on Monday :— Dowlais Ward Henry William Martin, Pant-road, Dowlais, mining engineer pro- poser, Richard Posthumous Rees seconder, John Thomas. Penydarren John LI. Atkins, 14, Catholic- row, Dowlais, auctioneer and accountant pro- poser, Joseph Davies seconder, Morgan Williams. Cyfarthfa: 1, Thomas Thomas, 12, Canal- square, Georgetown, checkweigher proposer, John Thomas Jones seconder, Thomas Davies. 2, Thomas Livsey, Cwmdu-road, Troedyrhiw, innkeeper proposer, William Meyrick seconder, William Griffiths. Town 1, David Davies, Maesycoed. grocer proposer, W. Roberts seconder, Evan Evans. -> Angus Mackintosh, 15, New Castle-street, draper proposer, Robert Coleman seconder, J. S. Jones. 3, John W. Lewis, Coedcae House, solicitor proposer, Theophilus Jones seconder, George Scott. Plymouth 1, H. W. Lewis, Llwyneos House, Abercanaid, consulting and mechanical 11 engineer proposer, William Dyer seconder, William Gibbon. 2, Arthur Daniel, 60a, Cardiff-road, Troedyrhiw, provision merchant proposer, Enoch Morrell seconder, D. J. Davies. Merthyr ale John Roberts, Aberfan-road, Merthyr \ale, contractor proposer, David Prosser seconder, Gomer Price.
THE DISCHARGE NOTE QUESTION. Meeting at Merthyr Vale. Our Merthyr Vale correspondent writes A meeting of the miners was held at Aberfan to discuss the discharge note question, when it was resolved to resist its adoption to the utmost, the men being very determined in the matter of not allowing the system to be generally adopted. It was pointed out the system was full of loop- holes for victimising the employees, the advan- tages of the discharge note not being equivalent thereto. The prevailing idea is that this ques- tion is sure to lead to serious trouble if not quelled by the withdrawal by the associated owners of the system. DECISION OF THE MEN. The adjourned meeting of miners' delegates to receive the report of the workmen's repre- sentatives with reference to the negotiations with the employers in the South Wales coal field, with the view of getting the discharge notes withdrawn, was held on Monday at St. John s Hall, Cardiff, under the presidency of Mr. W. Abraham, M.P. (Mabon), the vice- chair being occupied by Mr. W. Brace. With the exception of Mr. David Morgan, who had been suddenly called away to London on busi- ness, all the workmen's representatives on the Sliding-scale were present. The attendance of delegates was larger even than at the previous conference, the numbers being 157, represent- ing 93,102 miners. Mabon's speech was of a hope- ful tone. He trusted the calamity of a strike would now be averted.—A lively discussion ensued. On a division, 53 voted for "down tools the day after, and 63 for the adoption of the recommendation of the Sliding-scale repre- sentatives, viz., that that conference should be adjourned until the Coalowncrs' Association will have met, and the Sliding-scale Committee will have received their answer. The con- ference was adjourned until the 30th March. WHAT IS DONE IN AMERICA. Mr. Jason C. Rees, of Nantygwenith-street, one of the Plymouth men, kindly explained to a Times reporter how this difficult matter is managed in America. It is generally admitted here that it would be well if some means could be adopted by which employers could be safeguarded against incompetent miners, as a man who does not know his work is a aourcc of danger in a coal pit. In the State of Pennsylvania, where Mr. Rees worked for a, a register is kept of all ottiuiont minors. This is rendered compulsory by an Act of the State legislature; and cannot be avoided or ignored. Each miner is supplied with a certificate showing that his name is on the register, and therefore proving him to be a competent workman. Mr. Rees' certificate reads as follows :— "Certificate of Registration of Sub-Board No. 2. To whom it may concern.—This is to certify that Jason C. Rees, of Olyphant, Pa., has produced satis- I factory proofs to the Miners' Examining Board, of the First Inspection District, in the Anthracite Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, that he was actually engaged as a miner in an Anthracite mine in Penn- sylvania at the time of the passage of the Act of Assembly of 9th May, 1889, entitled An Act to pro- vide for the Examination of Miners in the Anthracite Region of this Commonwealth, &c. and is duly registered as such.—Witness, the hands of one of the sub-committees of said Board, at Addy Creek, Pa., this 27th day of July, 1889.Here follow three signatures. A man cannot obtain one of these certificates, said Mr. Rees, unless lie has worked for two years in an anthracite coal-pit in Pennsylvania. More- over, during the last 90 days of those two years, he must work as an assistant to a certified miner, who has to appear before that Board and give evi- dence to that effect. Mr. Rees says the system worked well in Pennsylvania, and he is strongly of opinion that some such method would prove equally satisfactory in this country.
FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS. By SrKCTATOR. A match was played on Saturday between Merthyr and Pontnewydd, at Penydarren Park. There was a fair gate, and the weather was fine. But the ground, owing to the recent heavy rain (poor old weather again !) was in a miserable con- dition, and good play was out of the question. The forwards, therefore, had the most of the fighting to do. The visitors were undoubtedly the smaller of the two teams, and had the ground been in better condition they would probably have scored more points. The try obtained by Pontnewydd was, to digress a little, a fluke to all appearances, but the drop goal was the outcome of smart judgment. To criticise the players would be unfair, owing to the wretched state of the field. Both teams were minus some smart men. Don't forget the A.S.R.S. Orphan Fund football match at Merthyr on Good Fridav. Some of the best players in South Wales will be in the field, and the match will be well worth seeing. PONTNKWYI >I> v. MERTHYR.—Played at Merthyr on Saturday. The teams were as follow" :—Pontnewydd Back, J. Williams; three-quarter backs, W. Isaacs, C. Brown, F. Wheeler, and W'. Brown; forwards, J. Fielding, J. Edwards, F. Andrews, T. Berridge, E. Thomas, G. Evans, Bayliss, and Manning. Merthyr Back, D. Thomas; three-quarter backs, RogerThomos, T. G. Lewis, R. Howells, aud L. Robson half-backs, J. Lewis and D. G. Miles; forwards, D. Gould, J. Williams, L. Phillips, D. Davies, J. Reynolds, D. Jones, J. Thomas, and Ted Edwards. The respective captains were J. Fielding and D. Gould. Referee, Mr. A. J. Howfield. Half-time score: Merthyr, three mmors Pontnewydd, nil. In the second half Field- ing scored for the visitors, but the point was not majonsed. The play continued with remarkable vigour, having reference to the muddy (state of the ground, the charging of the visitors down field being very determined. The next point was a dropped trosd cleverly scored by F. Wheeler. Final score: Pont- newydd, one dropped goal, one try, four minora • Merthyr, three minors. PONTYMISTEK V. MOUNTAIN- Asn. Played at Mountain Ash before a good crowd on Saturday. Mountain Ash were without Tanner, Tiley, Miller, and Perrott, and Pontymister were also short of one of their usual back". Tucker kicked off for Mountain Ash against the wind, and the ball being returned the first scrummage was formed in the home terri- tory. Wheeling a scrummage in grand style the home forwards carried play well up the field. Considering the wet state of the field the game was now fast and open, play being carried from one end of the field to the other. Securing flo:u a scrum Pontymister carried play to the home 25. The first bout of pass- ing of the game was brought off by Hillman, Phillips, and Hoskins, but the latter failing to hold the ball the visitors neutralised with a long kick, and Nether- way was collared before he could put in his kick. From a long kick play was carried on to the home line, and a scrum was formed which the homesters oarried in fine style, and play was removed i ver the di vision line, but was rushed back- by the visitors. A minor resulted, another immediately following. One of the visiting backs getting well away, looked all over a scorer when he was splendidly collared by Watkins. Playing well together, the homesters carried play right on to ttio visitors' lines, where several hard scrums were fought out. With a loose rush the visitors carried play back to the home quarters, when Hillman passed smartly to Hughes, who carried play to the half-way flag. Scrummage now followed scrummage, neither side having much the best of the play. Final soore Mountain Ash, 1 try Pontymister, nil. ASSOCIATION. The "photos" of the Welsh "aocy" Inter- national footballers, which appeared in the South Wale-i Daily Nwx on Monday, caused no end of merriment in the Aberdare Valley. The photo (#u:) of Gran. Morris, the centre-forward, was particularly amusing. It was a huge caricature, and bore not the least resemblance to the clever little Aberystwyth player. We are pleased to state that arrangements are being made for a match between the Treharris and Aberdare clubs. The winning team will be presented with medals, so that there is likely to be a good fight for what a correspondent has not inaptly termed "the championship of the Aberdare Valley." We have not the least doubt but that the match will be contested in the best possible spirit, Abcrdarians boar no animosity to Treharris, and we don t suppose that Treharris have anv rancorous hostility towards Aberdare. A friendly match was played between Aberdare and Aberaman "socy" teams on Saturday, and resulted in a win for Aberdare by three goals to nil. Aberdare had several absentees. Treharris beat the Aberdare Rangers on the ground of the former last Saturday by 3 to I. Ly the way. we are instructed to state that the Aberdare Hangers have next Saturday open, and would like to arrange a match with a neigh- bouring XI, At a recent meeting of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Association of Football Clubs, held at Cardiff, the balance-sheet of the Nelson v. Tre- harris match in the semi-final tie at Aberdare, was submitted, and showed a very favourable balance, when all working expenses were deducted. At the same meeting, a protest by Nelson against one of the Treharris players was allowed to stand over until special information could be obtained. If the Treharris man is found to bo disqualified, the match will be replayed at Aberdare. A Treharris man wants to know where the South Wales Junior Association Challenge Cup is located at the present time. As a result of the late match between Nelson and the Treharris Rangers, played at Abcrdare, a protest was made by the former against one of the J latter's players, the objection being that he had assisted Cardiff in the Western League engage- ment. The South Wales Committee could not decide the dispute, so the matter was referred to Mr. Taylor, of Wrexham, secretary of the Welsh Association, who decided in favour of Treharris. There was much jubilation at the latter place on Wednesday last when it first became known. The final tie for the South Wales Junior Chal- lenge Cup will be played on April 11th, at Perth. Mr. Sandilands will be the referee. PENTKKIUCU v. MERTHYR.—On Thursday last a. match was played between the above teams, and resulted in a win for Merthyr by one goal to nil. This is the first Association team that has been got up in Merthyr. and it is pleasing to note that they won their first match. It is the intention to form a "soccer" club in Merthyr, and all those who are desirous of joining will oblige by sending their names to Mr. Stephens, Metropolitan Bank, Merthyr, so that arrangements and fixtures may be made for next season. We wish the movement success.
TREDEGAR. THE TREDEGAR Tows BAND are ready to receive Engagements for Club Feasts, Fetes and Galas, &c. Terms moderate.—Apply, Secretary, Town Band, River-row, Tredegar. C. J. PRICE, grocer, Tredegar and Brithdir, receives weekly supplies of finest Wiltshire Bacon, Cheddar, Gorgonzola and other prime cheese. Butter shipped weekly. Agent for Rogers' celebrated AK Ales and Stouts, Kimmond's high-class Table Waters, W. and A. Gilbey's Wines and Spirits. [3019 THY M. H. HUGHES'S "HEALTH BREAD." A sure cure for indigestion. M. H. Hughes, Glyn Shop Bakery, Tiedegar. N.B.—This bread is manufactured from the finest materials, and is noted for its purity and excellence. Give it a trial, and you will be convinced of its superiority. IF YOU want a Bicycle, Piano, Harmonium, &c. inspect the varied stock at Mr. HOPKIX THOMAS Music and Furniture Depot, Tredegar. [3047 PHOTOCUAFHY.—MR. EASTMKNT, the well-known photographer, has opened a well-appointed studio at the premises formerly occupied by Mr. Clayton. All who wish highly-finished and superior photographs should make a call. We notice a very fine selection of local views in the windows. [3097 WHEN visiting Crickhowell do not forget to call at the Queen's Coffee Houl;c.-Dinners, Teas, &c.— Excellent accommodation for commercials and others. —Manageress, Mrs. D. D. EVANS. [3142 The "MERTHYR TIMES" is delivered to Subscribers at any address in Merthyr and Dowlais. Country subscribers can lure their copies posted on Thursday coming in time for the frrt delivery on Friday mcrniiij*. A BR ACINA Toxic.—Pepper's Quinine and Iron renovates A BR ACINA Toxic.—Pepper's Quinine and Iron renovates the most broken constitution to Health, Strength, Energy I ¡ THE "TIMES" OFFICE Had long been virtually a Society Offioe. It 0f'II' formed with the Associatien's oondifcietu as regards 1. HOURS OF LABOUR, 2. RATE OF WAGES, 3. NUMBER OF APPRENTICES, And all other essential points. The only ehange now M that it Me bera FORMAL^ recognised by the Typographical Aneooiattoa as Society Office. No other printing establishment in tim Merth11 Valley occupies this position, and we appeal te tl&o public, especially to Trade Unionists, te ntwii • hearty support to the Oxtr Socrwrr OfTKfli is the district. What does all this meat It means that, when you aeiid a printiag job to the Times Office, yon have a guarantee that the bmb who do the work are properly paid for their Itbeaft that the standard limit of time is adhered te, ød that the office does not swarm with tppreatiee", who take away the work from qualified journeymen. IX A SOCIETY OFFICE THERE IS NO SWEATING, NO STARVATION WAGES, NO UNREASONABLY LONG HOURS, NO CROWDS OF APPRENTICES. g | The work it carried on in accordance with eru- ditions laid down by the 'Printero' own Trade Union- This ensures every fairplay for the men. Trade Unionists, it is your dnty te be loyal to THE ONLYJRADE UNION PRINTING OFFICE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. It is likewise to your interest to patronise the "MERTHYR TIMES" OFFICE, for it is there you get the beet work at the mOIl reasonable price*. ALL TRADE UNIONISTS SHOULD READ THIS THE "MERTHYR TIMES OFFICE Is the unly Printing Establishment in the. towa recognised by the Printers' Trade Union as a SOCIETY OFFICE. The following extract from 'THE TYPOGRAPHICAL CIRCULAR (July), the official organ of the Typographical Association, explains itself MKKTHTR Trpric. -A deputation from the Times Office waited upon their employers for the purpose of submitting the rules of the Association. After a perusal of the said rules, the employers came to the conclusion that they would acknowledge them is. the future. This is a grand concession for Merthyr. Others, we feel confident, will follow their exRrnple.