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Cwmaman. Kop's Iskey Stout stands alone as the best Temperance stimulant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trecynon. PERSONAL. We congratulate P.C. Robinson, the P.D. constable, on his promotion to the rank of full sergeant. P.C. Robinson was always regarded as a conscientious and a diligent officer.
Make Way for the Strong. No Room in Business for the Weak. DR WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS AND WORKERS. No employer CP? afford to engage a man whose movements are languid, whose eyes are dull, and who visibly lacks energy. The man who is strong, active, full of energy, and pleases at first sight always has the preference. Un- fortunately, men of real value to em- ployers are often the victims of over- work, and their breakdown is a serious matter in business and at home. To such men Dr Williams' Pink Pills are valuable above all other medicines, for these pills restore strength and nervous force, and enable breadwinners to under- take work that was once beyond their physical strength. Mr Tho- mas Luce, whose home is at 6, Jen- nett road, Waddon M a r s h- lane, Croy- don, found himself at the age of 38 in a most ser-' ious state of health. J. tirsti complain- (°/ Croydon), j x Whose btn-yigtti was restored bu ed of pain Dr. Wi./uams< xjuis. in my legs," he stated, and was treated for rheumatism. In spite of medicine I felt no better, and would tremble all over at time 3. A doctor then stated my disease had developed, and ordered me into hospital, where I learned that my trouble was paralysis. After skilful treatment I was finally brought away from hospital quite helpless, unable to eat but morsels, a shadow of my former self, in constant pain and unable to sleep. One day, at the request of a friend, I purchased a box of Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. That one box made a difference in me. I gained courage, and as I continued the pills my health improved and the helplessness passed off. Before long I could eat well, became more vigorous, and soon felt entirely cured and ready for work again." Dr Williams' Pink Pills arrest loss of strength in workers; they fortify the nervous and muscular systems, and give a zest for business as well as for recre- ation. They are a perfect blood builder and nerve tonic, and have cured in thousands of cases anaamia, indigestion, consumption, early decline, eczema, St. Vitus' dance, Rheumatism, sciatica, paralysis, locomotor ataxy, neuralgia, results of overwork, and in ladies the ailments of their sex. Sold by dealers, or direct from Dr Williams* Medicine Co., Holborn viaduct, London, post free at 2s 9d a box, or for six boxes 13s 9d.
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Mountain Ash County Court.
Mountain Ash County Court. On Monday, before his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams. FOOTBALL SECRETARY SUED. Lucius Thomas, shop assistant, Car- marthen, secretary of a football club, was sued by the Mountain Ash Football Club for X5. Mr W. J. Shipton represented com- plainants. Mr James (Oliver's), secretary to the Mountain Ash Club, gave evidence to the effect that sufficient money had been received by defendants to pay the debt, but they had neglected to do so. A letter was read from the defendant, Thomas, in which he stated that the debt was not incurred by him. There were other debts which he was endea- vouring to pay. His wages were only 25s a week and he had a wife and two children to maintain. Under the cir- cumstances he could not pay more than 4s a month. Mr Shipton asked for an order for the full amount. His Honour: You are running a risk of losing the lot by having an order for the full amount. But I grant it, and it will be suspended for a month. ADMINISTRATION ORDER. Mr R. Edwards James, Abercynon, ap- plied for an administration order on be- half of John Wright, Ynysboeth. Wright said that his indebtedness was X34 4s 8d. His earnings were 26s a week and he was prepared to pay the whole at the rate of 10s a month.—Granted. A FINE KETTLE OF FISH." CHAPEL FEUD AT YNYSBOETH. Mr W. J. Shipton appeared on behalf of Seaward Holley, colporteur, Abercy- non, and others, for an order against Rev J. F. Williams, late of Abercynon, Rev Jas. R. Davies and John Williams, Pen- rhiweeiber, to sign certain title deeds. Mr Shipton explained that the three defendants were trustees of a chapel now held by the English Baptists at Ynys- boeth. This chapel had been sold by the Welsh Baptists to the present occu- pants. In January 1904 a meeting was held when 2 out of 3 trustees were pre- sent. It was then decided that the price should be £100. A sum of X5 was paid down and the remainder in a month. The present holders now desired to com- plete the arrangements and to have the title deeds signed by the three defen- dants. Seaward Holley said he had repeatedly asked the three persons to sign. the document, and each one of them said he was quite prepared to do so if the others agreed. Cross-examined by Mr R. Edwards James, who appeared for Revs J. F. Williams and J. R. Davies, Holley said he could not remember when he called on the defendants to ask them to sign. Rev J. R. Davies was called and he declared his willingness to sign. His Honour: It, is a pity that you should spend good money in this way, just to put it in the pockets of these solicitors (laughter). That is what you are doing. John Williams, one of the trustees, was then called, and he averred that he was no party to selling the chapel for X100. It was really worth £200. Mr Shipton: This is the first time we have heard of that. His Honour Well, this is a fine kettle of fish. You Baptists are fond of water, and here you have filled the kettle too full. Was there a split at this chapel ? Witness No, not exactly a split. His Honour: Oh, I see, you were only a gwrthgiliwr for some time (laugh- ter). After a lengthy legal argument, the judge said that Williams ought to have protested ere this. He had forfeited all right to protest now. He was obliged to make an order against the three de- fendants with costs. He regretted very much to hear of these quarrels and divi- sions between chapel people. « A WIDOW'S FURNITURE. INTERPLEADER ACTION. John Roach, a young man living in 70, Phillip-street, Mountain Ash, sum- moned Wm. Lloyd, draper, for illegal distraint. Mr W. Thomas, who represented Roach, claimed that the furniture which Lloyd had distrained upon, was his client's property, whereas it was against Mrs Roach, the plaintiff's mother, that Lloyd had bad a judgment summons. John Roach was sworn, and Jhe said that he had given the loan of £5 to his mother in May last on the security of the furniture.
Cwmdare Do you require a Good Health Drink? If so give our Dandelion and Burdock Stout a, L. Bowen and boa, AIfbuffering from Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Constipation, Wind, etc., try Emrys Evans' Digestive Juice, which gives com- fort and relief. WEDDING. A quiet wedding took place last Tuesday morning, the parties 'being Mr Jas. Thomas, butcher, Cwm- dare, and Miss Rachel Jones, who until lately was employed at Mr Caunt's es- tablishment in Commercial-street. The ,ceremony was performed by the Rev D. Silyn Evans, at Siloa Church, Aberdare. 'The bride was charmingly attired, and was accompanied by Miss Thomas, Swansea, who acted as bridesmaid. Mr John Walters, Nantmelyn Farm, was ,'b est man. After the ceremony the party left for Cardiff. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr Evan Jones, of Bwllfa-road. which occurred at his residence at 11 a.m. last Thursday. Deceased, who was ,66 years of age, was a loyal member of Elim Chapel, and was one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of Cwm- dare. Whilst he was attending the eve- ning service some weeks ago, he was taken ill, and never recovered. Mr Jones was employed as road repairer under the Aberdare District Council for several years. He was of an affable and kind disposition, which secured for him numerous friends. The obsequies took place on Monday last at the Aberdare Cemetery, when the Rev D. Griffiths, .deceased's pastor, officiated. There were a large number of deceased's fellow- workmen at the funeral, in addition to the large gathering of neighbours. De- ceased leaves a widow, three married ,daughters and an invalid son to mourn their loss.
Trecynon. Kop's Isfcey Stout stands alone as the best Temperance stimulant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, s io, TIfTuffering from Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Constipation, Wind, etc." try Ernrya Evans' Digestive Juice, which gives com- fort and relief. PERSONAL.—Mr Lewis Davies, of Tre- cynon, an erstwhile student at Carmar- then College, has been ordained minister ,of Hermon Congregational Church, Painscastle, Radnorshire. At the ordin- ation services the following ministers participated :-Prof. T. Lewis, Brccon College; Prof. D. E. Jones, Carmarthen Rev J. Evans, B A., Brecon; J. Davies, Ystalyfera; D. Garro Jones, Llandrin- ..dod, and J. Richards, Bethel, Trecynon, Mr Davies' mother church.
Aberdare. Value for Money.—For up-to-date Hats .and Caps, also Suits to measure (fit and atyle guaranteed), go to J. A. Evans, the noted Hat Shop, Constitutional Buildings, •Canon-street. Kop's Iskey Stoj^Nstands alone as the best Temperance fr :tnuiant Try it as an nid to digestion,. agent, H. Maclaren, Trecynon. ST. JOHN'S BIBLE CLASS.—On Sunday ,afternoon the above class met at the National Schools. Mr T. Lloyd, grocer, presided. Mr Jenkins, School House, Cwmbach, read a paper on the Education Question. A discussion fol- lowed. UNITARIAN FESTIVAL. Representa- tives from the Glamorganshire Unitarian Churches met at Highland Place School- room on Saturday evening to make arrangements for the 1906 Cymanfa Ganu. Mr D. R. Griffiths, Pantglas, Aber- dare, presided over the meeting. It was re- solved that the Festival be held in next year on the 3rd Monday in May. Mr J R. Jones, B.A., Ccfn, was appointed musical conductor, and Mr Corner -Thomas, Merthyr, and Mr W. R. Mor- gan, solicitor, Aberdare, were appointed SUPPER AND SMOKER. On Thursday .evening last, a grand supper and smoker took place at the Central Hotel, under ,the auspices of the Central Cork Club. This being the first supper, a good mus- ter of Corkers and friends were pre- sent. After justice had been done to the repast, and the cloth removed, a splendid programme was entered upon, when the following gentlemen took partiSelec- tions of Welsh Airs on the harp by Mr D. R. Davies (Telynfab Gwalia). bongs by Messrs W. Howells, W. Whitty Evans, Morgan Jones, Isaac Bowen, J. S. Rees, Ted Jones, Jack Vaughan, Wm. Tenldns H. Evans and Dd. Thomas. The chairman, Mr Dan Driscoll, proposed and Mr E. R. Bees, vice chairman, se- conded a vote of thanks to the host and hostess for their kind reception. Mr Davies acknowledged in a few appropriate re- marks- Mr Phil Jones proposed and Mr A. Evans seconded a vote of thanks to the chairman and vice-chairman. Great praise is due to the members who so tastefully decorated the room for the occasion. Also to the members in ,charge of the musical arrangcments. Mr Ted Jenkins sang 11 Hen Wlad fy Nhadau at the close. The accompanist were Messrs D. R. Davies, Thomas, .Jones and Roberts. Shop Assistants' Meeting.—The month- ly meeting, of the Shop Assistants' Union was held on Wednesday week at the Memorial Hall, Mr. Ei. R. Bees presiding. There was a crowded attendance in anti- .cipaton of an address by Councillor E. Stonelake on the subject recently dis- cussed by him and others in the corres- :pondence column of the "Leader," but .at the last moment it transpired that Mr Stonelake could not attend owing to a slight indisposition. Other business was then proceeded with, and arrangements were made to hold; a dance at the Consti- tutional Hall this Thursday evening. Tabernacle Young People's Society. The second meeting of the session was held at Tabernacle Vestry on Thursday evening. This meeting took the form of a devotional! service, conducted by the Rev J. M. Jones, who delivered an, address on -Why we read the Bible." Mr. Jones observ,pd that after 15 years' study of this literature the question that forced itself upon him was, "Was it worth the trouble?" He was compelled to come to iaan affirmative conclusion. Tie would recommend a perusal of the, Bible in the same way as one perused a fascinating novel, and not as a matter of obligation, or because the Bible was an "inspired" book, whatever was meant by that. The programme of the society for the session has now been drafted. The meetings will be weekly—socials, debates, free and easies, and Bible studies rotating in order. The outlook of the society for the winter is most promising.
Cwmbach. Bowen's Windsor Stout is the best winter drink. Try it. Sold everywhere. If suffering from Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Constipation, Wind, etc., try Emrys Evans' Digestive Juice, which gives com- fort and relief U.T.A.S.—Our open session in con- nection with the Hope to Rescue Branch Lodge was held at Ynyscynon School- room on Wednesday. Solos were given by Brothers and Sisters Catherine M. Jones, Charlotte Parker, Tom Rees, Willie Gentle, Thomas E. Williams, John Lloyd, Dd. Lloyd, Wm. Phillips and Tom Williams. Violin solo, Win. Jones. Recitations by Rachel J. Thomas, Miriam Williams, Thomas J. Lewis, Ed. Evans, David C. Lewis and Tom John. Dia- logue, David C. Lewis and Thomas J. Lewis The chairman was Mr John Lloyd. The programme was in the charge of Bro. Lewis J. Davies. Bryn Seion—The annual meetings of .Brycn Seionj Welsh Congregational Church took place on Sunday and Mon- day last, the selected preachers being Rev. Lloyd Owen, Birkenhead, and Rev. Peter Price, B.A., Dowlais. At the meeting on Sunday morning Mr. Owen delivered an exceedingly instructive sermon, basing his remarks on Jude 21. He referred to the various hindrances to the living of a good and sanctified life. Amongst the chief were sin and man himself. Numer- ous illustrations were introduced by the preacher to prove that the latter was the greater obstacle. He denounced the cloak of pseudo-respectability in which present day sin was often garbed. At the afternoon service the Rev. Peter Price was the preacher, 'his text being Ephesians v., 26-27. The preacher em- phasised the fact that sin must of ne- cessity by punished. The whole, universe accentuated that doctrine. He con- cluded his address amidst characteristic revival scenes, prayer and hymn-singing being intermingled with wonderful fer- vour. The pulpit was occupied on Sun- day evening by both preachers. Hun- dreds of people failed to obtain admission at both afternoon and evening services. The services continued all day Monday, there being large congregations.
Aberdare Miners' | Meeting…
Aberdare Miners' Meeting The Removal of a Check- weigher. At the monthly meeting of the Aber- dare District of Miners on Monday, Mr. E. Stonelake in the chair, Mr. C. B. Stanton, miners' agent, reported that a settlement had been effected of the dis- pute which had occured at the Nantmelyn Graig Level, upon terms which were sat- isfactory to the men, after the strike of six weeks. He also reported that at the Lletty- shenkin Colliery, owned by the Powell- Duffryn Co., 90 men had been idle 11 days owing to the company replacing their hauling engine with an electric one. For this loss of work the men claimed compensation. He had had an interview with Mr E. M. Hann, general manager of the company, who had refused to en- tertain the men's claim. After some discussion it was decided to instruct the solicitor in the matter. The agent also reported that at the Aberaman Colliery, owned by the same company, the management insisted upon the removal of one of the checkweighers. Until recently the weighing at this colliery was done by three men for the company with a corresponding number of checkweighers. Recently the company had removed one of their weighers, and insisted upon a checkweigher being also re- moved in accordance with the provisions of the Mines Regulation Act. Mr Hann had been seen in reference to this matter also, and at the interview the impression left upon his (the agent's) mind was that the matter should be allowed to go on as before. However, since then, from a letter which he had received from Mr. Hann it seemed that that gentleman was determined to carry out his intention and to have the extra checkweigher removed. The receipts for the day, including con- tributions aud levies, amouted to £392 14s 5d.
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Sunday Services. TRINITY, ABERDARE. The Rev. J. J. Morgan, Mold, is the son of Dafydd Morgan, Ysbytty, the central figure of the great revival of 1859. Mr. Morgan officiated at Trinity Chapel, Aberdare, on Sunday last. In the even- ing he preached on the words, "And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus," the verse being taken from the narrative of the healing of Bartimeus. He dwelt on the hindrances that stood be- tween men. and the Saviour of Souls. Ini the first place, niapy were too pressed with life's duties and too depressed with cares and anxieties to give the proper attention to religion. They held that God would not be hard on a man who performed the duties of life. But Barti- meus did not think it his duty to stick to his post in the ditch. lie could see beyond the ditch a life of usefulness. Many people made duty their religion, whereas they should make religion their duty. If religion was desirable on one's death-bed it was desirable that night. If it was essential in eternity it was essen- tial now. Religion was a good thing, not for holy days only, but for every day in the calendar. It was no more of an additional burden to man than wings to the bird or sails to the ship. Again, some men would not come to the Saviour because they were blind to the moral and spiritual danger to which they were exposed. They were trying to protect themselves from temptation by standing behind the entrenchment of good resolutions. Others, again, were debarred from ac- cepting the Saviour because they thought themselves unworthy. Perhaps the late Revival had accentuated that difficulty. Many thought that before thcry1 were saved they must experience some over- whelming feeling. But the only essential thing was faith. Many were saved with- out the earthquake, the hurricane, or the fire. Mr. Morgan gave some remarkable in- stances of the saving power of grace in connection with the Revival of 1859. Mr. Morgan is at present engaged in collect- ing material for a biography of his father, which will also be a record of that won- derful movement with which his father identified himself. ST. DAVID'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ABERDARE. Professor J. M. Davies, of Cardiff Col- lege, was the preacher at this church last Sunday. In the morning the rev. gentle- man dealt with the dream of the image and the vision of the beasts recorded in the book of Daniel, and dwelt elaborately on their prophetic significance and their moral lessons. The preacher remarked that the Jew- ish prophet^; were not mere predictors of evil and messengers of ominous doom, but they saw through the dark clouds the dawn of a Messianic Age. The vision of Daniel was in one sense a vision of judg- ment—the judgment of nations, for there was a judgment for nations as well as individuals. In another sense it was a tvisiom of optimistic hope. Daniel's teaching was concerning the great world empires of his day. They were, repre- sentative of the great kingdoms of to-day. The Bible was for all times, and its les- sons applied to nations no less than to individuals. In the Book of Daniel there was a panoramic succession of empires finally succeeded and superseded by the kingdom of heaven. The image, repre- sented the world's power in its might and strength. The parts made up of different materials were successive phases of the spirit of anti-Christ, which was always hostile to the Kingdom of God. Often- times it took the form of a mighty and oppressive political power, such as the Turkish oligarchy which persecuted the Armenians, or autocratic Russia which tyrannised over its serfs. At other times it took the form of aggressive Capitalism with its spurning heel on the neck of the weak and oppressed, and at other times it depicted Papal tyranny. There were always two powers fighting for suprem- acy-the good as incorporated in, the church, and evil as incorporated in the world. On which side were we arrayed? The preacher drew a glowing picture of Rome ini the initial period of her de- cline, when she wallowed in sensuality and lolled on cushions of ease-when women were unchaste and men effemin- ate. And there was a grim possibility that our own nation, even, might be- come so corrupt as to lose its place among the nations of the earth. We should be on our guard against agencies that tried to secularise the, Sabbath. No institu- tion had beautified and sanctified the Christian fife like the Sabbath did. Also, we should be, on our guard against influ- ences that tended to corrupt trade and commerce. The country would surely suffer in the long run through shoddy workmanship and flimsy materials. Again, we should! beware of priests who endeavoured to lead us back to the super- stition of the Middle Ages. It was Pro- testantism that had made England great. But there were influences at work that were striving to undermine the Protes- tantism of this country, the bulwarks of its strength. Another evil which the preacher pointed out as one that formed an element of danger to our Empire was the curse of militarism. It was strange to think that to-day after two millen- niums of Christian teaching Christian nations were armed to the teeth and ready to rush at one another's throat. He hailed with delight the coming of the glorious day predicted by Tennyson: When the war-drums beat no longer, When the flag shall be unfurled In the Parliament of man, The federation of the world. 4. ST. ELVAN'S CHURCH, ABERDARE. .On Sunday the annual harvest festival services were held at St. Elvan's Church. There were celebrations of the Holy Communion at 7, 8, 9, and 11 (choral), to a setting by F. Adlam. An eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. S. W. Jenkins, M.A., B.D., Rector of Oxwich, on "Called to be saints." There was a children's service in) the afternoon, the Vicar occupying the pulpit. At the even- I ing service the sacred edifice was thronged long before the time of service, scores of people being unable to gain admission. The choir gave a fiue: rendering of the anthem, "The Parable of the Harvest." The Rector of Oxwich again preached, this time on the words, "God is Love," giving several reasons for gratitude to- wards God for a bountiful harvest. There were processions at each service. The church was appropriately decorated with flowers, fruit, and vegetables. The col- lections throughout the day were for the Society for the Propagation of the Gos- pel in Foreign Parts. At the close of the evening service the "Te Deum" (Hel- more), and Stainer's "Sevenfold Amen," were sung. As the vast congregation left the church, Mr. J. Williams, organist, played in fine styliei the, "War March of the Priests." SEION (W.), ABERDARE. Anniversary services were held at Seion Welsh Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday and Monday last. The, preacher was the Rev. R. Garret Roberts, Barmouth, whose min- istry was most fervid and impressive. On Sunday afternoon he selected as his topic the Parable of the Lost Sheep, and in the evening he dealt with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The ministers of the circuit, the Revs. T. Manuel, J. Row- lands, and Davey Thomas, also took part in the services, which were throughout most devotional.
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An Aberdare Case that Gains by Repeating. Good, helpful news will always stand repeating, but never more so than when it bears such hearty endorsement as this does; it brings hope and encouragement to every Aberdare man and woman. We are favoured with the following testimony by Mrs. M, A. Jones, of 3, Dare Ct.. High Street, Aberdare. She says :—" Some years ago I had the mis- fotune to hurt my leg. This affected my kidneys, and for a long time I was a, great sufferer from pains in my back and loins, aud urinary disorders. My legs were swollen, and my back so weak and painful, that I could hardly get about at all. and became reduced to a very low and miserable state. I am glad to say I have derived great benefit from Doan's backache kidney pills. They gave me wonderful relief from the first, and grad- ually strenthened up my back and took away the swellings from my legs. I am now restored to good health, thanks to Doan's pills, and you are quite at liberty to publish this, because I am so grateful for the benefit I have received fiom the medicine. Signed, (Mrs) M. A. Jones." Four later years Mrs Jones confirmed her statement, adding: So thoroughly did Doan's backache kidney pills cure me that I have never suffered in the slightest from kidney disease or urinary troubles since." If you are ill, write and fully describe, your case to us. We shall be pleased to give you the best advice in our power, free of charge. You can depend upon your letter being treated in strictest con- fidence. Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and nine-pence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and nine- pence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free. on receipt of price, direct from Foster-McClellan Co. 8, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mrs. Jones had.
The Aberdare Mountain Robbery.
The Aberdare Mountain Robbery. Still no Clue to the Robber. So far no clue to the identity of the person who robbed Mr Hughes, travelling draper, Aberdare, on the mountain top, last week, has been obtained, Mr Hughes is still suffering from the injuries he sustained in being knocked down against a large stone and from the shock consequent on the struggle between him and his felonious assailant. Mr Hughes, who is very well known in the neigh- bourhood of Aberdare and Merthyr, has been visited by many sympathetic en- quirers.
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|In their Working-I Clothes.
In their Working- I Clothes. 400 Miners Attend a I Funeral. Remarkable Sight. Last Thursday a very unusual sight was witnessed, about 400 workmen at- tending a funeral in their working clothes, and carrying their food boxes and. jacks with them. It was the funeral of Edward John Davies, 12, Morgans-row, Cwmbach, an old workman of Lletty Shenkin Colliery. It appeared that a deputation, represen- ting the Lletty Shenkin workmen, ap- proached the manager. Mr James, on Tuesday morning and asked him if he would be good enough to allow the work- men to cease work at 1 o'clock on Thursday in order to attend the funeral. The depu. tation further expressed the workmen's willingness to work an hour later than usual on that (Tuesday) evening and also on Wednesday evening. The manager, however, could not agree to the course suggested, and inti- mated that any workmen who wished to attend the funeral must give their names to the officials on Wednesday morning. The intimation, it seems, could not be conveyed to the men in time and on Thursday morning they resolved to stop at 1 o'cloek. At that hour they accordingly returned from their working places to the bottom of the shaft, but were not allowed to ascend until 3. As the funeral was timed to start at 3 o'clock, the men, about 400 in number, went straight from the pit-top to the de. ceased's house, where they joined the procession and proceeded all the way up to Aberdare, At the top of Canon-st., Aberdare, the 400 lined out on the side of the street, and as the hearse went along its way they lifted their caps out of respect to their late comrade. The scene was a very impressive one. The remainder of the cortege proceeded to Aberdare Cemetery, where the inter- ment took place. Revs Joseph Jones (B) and Dd. Evans (U) officiated.
EXTRAVAGANT PRICES OF FURS.
EXTRAVAGANT PRICES OF FURS. The furs of this winter are not sable, ermine. or chinchilla—at least, not for the million, or even the ten thousand, because they are too ex- pensive. The price of sables has doubled itself in twelve months, chinchiila grows in value, and ermine costs round about a guinea each skin, so these precious possessions are clearly over the heads of the yearning crowd. Mink, marten, and white fox are at more approachable prices, though also at greatly appreciated values, while the humble mole of English extraction and very temporary fashion has so dropped in feminine favour that his poor little pelt is actually retailed at a penny each. Here is a faliing-off indeed. Two seasons since and thirty guineas was not considered serious for a smart moleskin coat. I asked a millionaire fur-merchant lately, says a. Sketch writer, if sable would ever ajain come within the modest income and dreams of avarice, and he discouragingly answered, "Never"—th« argument being that there were so many more buyers than skins, and that, with the increasing Iwealth of this and the Transatlantic community, all such unconsidered trifles as pearls, diamonds, the finest furs and genuine antiques, would grow dearer and dearer oach year with the increasing power of purchase the wealth of the world confers.
VISITOR "I want to make an appointment to- morrow for you to paint me in my new hat. Isn't it a dream of flowers? "-Daublv: "Excuse me, but the landscape artist is two doors down the hall to the right! MAID: "I'm from Mr. Bloom, mum—gentle- man what lives across the way. He says will you please shut them windows when the young lady's a-playing?" Matron: "But I thought Mr. Bloom was musical himself ? "—Maid: "That's the reason, mum." NOT QUITE CLE.R.Green: "Jones was run over by a tram-car yesterday. Thev sav he can- not recover."—Brown: "Who said he" couldn't recover-his doctor or his law ver ME. NEWWED: My dear, here's a fiver which I have saved by giving up smoking. I wish you would take it and get some experienced house- keeper to teach you how to cook."—Mrs. New- wed: "How good of you, my darling! I'll send for mother." No, indeed I can never be your wife. Whv, I had half-a-dozen offers before yours."—"That's nothing. I proposed to at least a dozen girls be- fore I met you."
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Mountain Ash County Court.
A receipt and inventory of the furni- ture were produced, but his Honour held that the transaction was not a legal one. The document was in the nature of a Bill of Sale, but it had not been regis- tered. Judgment would therefore be given for the execution creditor with costs. There was another similar action in- j stituted by Roach, but the circumstances were the same, and judgment was given against him. WILTSHIRE V. GORSEDD COMMITTEE. This was a claim by Mrs Louisa Wiltshire, cab 'proprietor, against the Gorsedd Committee, for payment for hire of carriages. When the case was called, Mr Gwilym Jones, solicitor, who represented the Gorsedd Committee, applied for an ad- journment, and this was granted. -———————————