Services for Sunday next. TABERNACLE Cong. Church, JL Aberdare. Services: Morning, 11; Evening, 6; Sunday School, 2.30. Z7, Preacher, Hev. J. Morgan Jones, M.A. HIGHLAND Place Unitarian Church -t.l Subject (morning), "Life's awakening." Subject (evening), The word made flesh." Preacher, Rev. Warner Clark. TRINITY. Services at 11 and 6. Sunday Sohool at 2.80. Preacher (evening), Rev. E. G. Miles, Aberdare.
Hinwam. Kop's Iskey Sioul stands alone as the best Teui'perauce stimulant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trecynon. MINISTERIAL.—We understand that Mr. J. W. Thomas, student at the Brecon Memorial College, has declined the press- ing pastoral invitation which he recently received from Mount Pleasant English Congregational Church, j TABKENACLE.—Om Sunday last this pulpit was occupied by tne Rev. D. Glyn Davies (Glynneath), Chairman of the Gla- morgan Congregational Association, and his eloquent sermons both morning and evening were much appreciated by the large congregations. DEBATING SOCIETY ,-The weekly meeting was held under the presidency of Mr. D. Jones (schoolmaster). The sub- ject for debate was "Is capital punish- ment justifiable?" Mr. Fred. O. Morgan (Dowlaie Schools) ably pleaded the affirm- ative side, while the negative side was championed by Mr. J. E. Jones (liirwain Schools). After a spirited discussion, in which sevrol members took part, the question was put to vote, when the affirm- ative carried! by a small majority. REHEARSAL.—On. Monday evening the first united singing reharsal of the Welsh Congregational Churches of Hir- wain Rhigos, and Penderyn was held at Tabernacle Chapel, under the presidency of the Rev. E. Wern Williams. A large number of the choristers from the var- ious churches attended, and the several tunes a,nd! hymns were well rendered, which augurs well for n, successful cymanfa, this year again. Mr. J. i- Davies, G.T.S.C., wielded the baton, while Miss Mary Davies, L.C.M., ably presided at the organ. HOME MISSION .-On Sunday week special services were, held at the English Wesleyan Church in aid of the Home Mission Funds, when appropriate ser- mons were preached by the Rev. Mr. Veall, Mountain Ash. In the afternoon the lev. g-entleman delivered an inspir- ing address to the Sunday School scholars. The following Thursday the annual meeting in connection with the Home Mission Fund was held, Mr. 1). Jones (Inspector G.W.R.) presiding over a large audience. Able addresses were delivered by the Chairman and Mr Veall, which were listened to with rapt atten- tion. TEMPERANCE—The weekly meeting of Tabernacle Temperance Society was held on. Wednesday. Mr. W. T. Daviee opened the meeting. Mr. Dan Jones pre- sided. Recitations were given by W. T. Davies, Annie Hopkins, Lizzie Wakefield, Sarah Davies, John J. Davies, W. T. Lewis, Adaline Davies. Songs by Evan J Williams, Jane Williams, Ithel Jones. Duets by Katie Moseley, and Lizzie M. Jenkins, Martha. J. Davies and sister, Emily Davies and Mary A. James, Benny Vaughan and W. T. Davies. The Chair- man gave an elaborate and instructive address dealing with the evils of the drink traffic. Mr. John Davies, Bethel, closed the meeting in prayer. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION.—The monthly meeting was -held on Sunday, and was ove-rcrowded with railwaymen and their wives and families. A most pleasant afternoon was spent. Mr. Dd. Jones (signalman) gave a very interesting reading on "The Danger of the Moder- ators Plea." Mr. Ernest Jones gave an eloquent address, entitled, An, Earthly Spirit," followed by an amusing account of "A Large Appetite," by Mr. Jack Evans. Mr Pritchard (Pond) gave a. good reading from "John Ploughman." The musical part was not the least enjoyable, the programme being in the iiands of Mr. J. T. Davies, G.T.S.C'. (Nebo), who san a most inspiring solo, entitled, "Wont yen join the Temperance Partv?" com- posed by himself specially for the G-W-R,. Temperanco Union. The chorus was taken up bv the congregation. Mr. Mor- gan Johnson and Mr. Arthur Nicholas each sang a solo very effectively. Master Eddv Davies and his little sister Gwvn- oth gave a, duet in the sweetest of styles, followed bv a recitation by Miss Gwyneth. Davids alone. Mr. J. V: Nicholls occu- pied the chair, and Mr. H. Langfordi pre- sided at the harmonium. Mr. David Jones (Clydfan) closed with prayer.
Cwmdare. Bowen's Windsor Stout is the Best Winter Drink. Try it. Sold everywhere. CWMDARE PRIZE-DRA WING.-The committee of this drawing will be great- ly obliged if all persons who had books to sell for the above drawing will forward all duplicates, books not sold, and cash received to the secretary, 14, Queen- street, Owmdare; not later than March 24th, 1906, as the drawing will take place March 31st, as previously advertised. (Ad.
Trecynon. Kop's Iskey Stout stands alone as the best Temperance efTmnlant. Try it as an aid to digestion. Sole agent, H. McLaren, Trecynon. TEMPERANCE —A Temperance Choir been formed th.0 conductor of whieli is Mr. J. B. James. The choir in- tends entering the Crystal Palace Festi- val contest in July next.
Aberdare. Bowen's Windsor Stout is the Best Winter Drink. Try it. Sold everywhere. THE PRESENTATION of a Book-case to Mr. J. W. Harris takes place at the Aberdare Liberal Club on Monday even- ing at 8. Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., will he present. LITER A.RY.—At the weekly meeting of the Aberdare' and District Jewish Literary and Social Society, held on Sun- day last, the following officers were elected for the ensuing session-.—Presi- dent. Mr. Mordecai Fine, Penrhiwceiber; chairman, Mr. Henry Cohen, Cwmaman; vice-chairman, Air. Barnett Hann, Aber- mnan; treasurer, Miss S. Fine, Aberdare; hon. secretary, Mr. R._ Silverman D YNCE —We beg to inform our readers of a dance that will take place on Wed- nesday, March 21st, at the Constitutional Hall/ It is organised "n^ ^e auspices of the Aberdare and. District Jewish Literary and Social Surety for a charit- «hle nhiect and will be a very select funcfon. Tickets may be gained from the secretary, Mr. R- Silverman, 11, Griffith-street, Aberdare, or from any member of the society. OPERATIC.-Prom an, advertisement in another column our readers will ob- serve that the performance or that most fascinating Welsh Opera, "The Maui of Cefn Ydfa," by the Trecynon Oneratic Society, will be repeated in this district on Monday next, this time at the spacious Market Hall. The success of this opera at Trecynon was such that the perform- ance had to be repeated several times over, crowds failing to gain admission nightly. Seats may be booked with the secretary, Mr. J. Wilks, 79, Cemetery- road, or Mr. EL J. Clement, 4, Nith-street. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr. John C. Wilson, Wind- street, the well-known bhoemaker, which took place on Monday. Mr. "Wilson had been ailing1 only a short time, and suc- cumbed to heart failure. The deceased was well-known and respected in the dis- trict, being considered a skilful work- man. He was a Churchman and Con- servative, and a member of the com- mittee of the Constitutional Club. He leaves a widow and five children. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday) at 3 o'clock. ST. DAVID'S DAY. — On Thursday evening, March 1st, a smoker was given at the Central Hotel, under the auspices of the Central Cork Club. The chair was occupied by Mr. Dan Driscoll, the president of the club. The meeting was opeed with seleetins on the harp by Mr. D. R. Davies. Songs were contributed by the following: Messrs. Win. Howells, W. n. Davies, Charlie Howeli, Willie Ed- wards, T. J. Crowley, Jack Vitigltaii, David James, Hanaiiia,it Evans, and E. S, Rees. Mouth organ selection by Mr. D. R. Howells. Duet and dance by Messrs Edwards and Howell. In the course of the meeting Telynfab Gwalia gave a brief history of Dewi Sant, which was highly appreciated by the company. "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," by Mr. W. Ilowells brought the meeting to a close. Mr. D. R. Davies presided at the harp during the evening. SOCIAL.—Last Thursday evening the Past Students of Aberdare County School held a social at the school. Rooms had been set apart for various games, which were well patronised throughout the evening. The meeting was opened with an address by Mr. A. H. Caidicott, the president of the society. He expressed the hope that those who had .not taken any interest in the society up to the present would do so in future. The pro- gramme was as follows:—Pianoforte over- ture, Miss Alice. S. Williams. L.R.A.M.; song, "Sing me to sleep," Mr. C. Rees; solo, "In Old Madrid," Mr Willie Mason. Mr. Ivor Bryant gave a humorous sketch, "Thought Reading." Song, Mr. W. J. Harris. Dancing' was indulged in by some members of the party. The refresh- ments were supplied by the ladies of the committee, who also presided at the sup- f per table. Amongst those present were Mr. W. C. Cox, M.A., headmaster, hon. president, and several members of the staff. The secretarial arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Miss Alice S. and Mr. AV. T. Harris. About 120 past students were present. PRESS OPINIONS OF THE MEISTIER GLEE SINGERS,—Hull Daily Mail, 13th October, 1905. — Every seat in the spacious building was filled one was bound to admire their unique en- semble which had earned them a reputation the country over." Southport. — il The Meisteir Glee Singers is a name to conjure with. All their items were finely rendered and the vocal waltz was particularly fascinating."
Cwmbach. For Garden and Flower Seeds try 1. E. Thomas (late M. 1. Jones), Chemist, Aberaman. Advt. I.O.G.T.—An excellent ham tea was provided by the "Byddin Gobaith" Lodge at Bryn Sein Hall last Wednesday, when over one hundred tho-roughly enjoyed themselves. There were also many visi- tors from Sister Lodges at Abercynon, Yaiytsboeth, rand Mountain, Ash. The ministers present were the Rev s. D. M. Davies, R. Roberts, and D. Evans. The tables were well presided over by Sisters Jane Davies, J. Walters, E. A. Walters," M. A. Davies, and E. Fletcher. Cutters, Sisters A. J. Evans and Nellie Evans, and Bros. James and Walters. After tea, a. splendid! programme was gone through. Rev. D. Evans, Unitarian min- ister, was voted to the chair, and he spoke highly of the Order, and the good work done by the lodge at Ovvmbacli. Man- doline solo by Bro. J. R. Thomas; violin solo by 'Bro. Thomas Evans; recitation by Sister Nellie Evans; solo by Bro. W. Jenkins; violin solo by Bro. Evans; re- citation, by Bro. Walters; duet, mando- line and mouth organ by Bros. J. R. Thomas end Thomas J. Jones; solo by Bro. John Richards; recitation by Bro. Roderick Williams; solo by Bro. Isaac Roberts; address, short and sweet, by Rev. D. M. Davies; solo by Bro. J. L. Jones. A hearty vote of thinks was given to the chairman. A most enjoyable meet- ing was brought to a close with a. solo, "Never, lose sight of Jesus," by Sister May Roberts. Any information re open- ing of new lodges under the above ordpr will be given upon application to Bro. M. John, Rose Cottage, Cwmbach, Aber- dare.
Aberaman. For Garden and Flower Seeds try I. E. Thomas (late M. I. Jones), Chemist, Aberaman. Advt. OBITUARY.—Many Aberamanites will learn with regret of the death of Mr. James Prestwood, who was for many years conductor of the Aberaman Silver Band. Mr. Prestwood passed away at Porth, whither he had resided for some time past. The interment takes place to-day (Thursday) at the Aberdare Ceme- tery.
God seaman. BETHANY.—The anniversary services j in connection with the above church were held on Sunday last. The Rev. J. T. Rhys, of Pontycymmer (pastor-elect of Bethany) preached at the morning and evening services, end the Rev. J. Morgan Jones, M.A., Aberdare, in the afternoon. The latter delivered an excellent dis- course upon the "Meaning of Christian Perfection," Mr. Rhys' subjects being "The True Christian, Character," as il- lustrated in the life of Barnabas, and "God's concern for the missing and the lest," based upon the words of Samuel to Jesu the Bethlehemite, "Are these all thy children," etc. The services throughout the day were'well attended, and the preaching powerful and edifying. Mr. Rhys will commence upon his pas- toral duties at Bethany on Easter Sun- day.
Cefrtpennap. ST. ILLTYD'S—On Tuesday night a full rehearsal of that beautiful opera, en- titled, "Cinderella," was gone through. The leading parts were taken by the fol- lowiiig:-C.in.(Ierella, Miss Ellen Fortt; Proudie, Miss Edith Whitney; Cross Patch, Miss Elizabeth Perrott; Fairy God-Mother, Miss Sarah Perrott; Prince, Master Idris Thomas; Sir Hector, Master Thomas H. Perrott: Sir Holiday, Master David Ed. Evans; Herald, Master James Evans. The rehearsal was under the leadership of Mr. William H. Thomas; music conductor, Mr. O. Treharne. The children had well mastered their parts, and the performance was most realistic. All are looking forward to a good night's entertainment on Thursday, April 19th.
Mountain Ash. ILLNESS.—Mr. T. Netherway, Ox- ford-street, who has suffered very in- different health for some time, is, we are glad to state, now recovering rapidly. That he will shortly regain his normal health and strength is the ardent wish of all who kftow Mr. Netherway. G.W.R. TEMPERANCE UNION.—The usual monthly meeting of the Mountain Ash Branch was held at the Station on Sunday. Excellent recitations were given by Miss B. Hodder and Bro. W. J. Mp-iifield; also a solo by Bro. A. J. Thatcher. Bros. B. Thomas and J. K. Brooks gave short addresses. Bro. W. J. Manfield was clioseii, as delegate to an- nual conference. BETHANIA.—The weekly meeting of the Betijania Mutual Improvement Society was held on Friday evening, under the presidency of the Rev. O. Jones, when two instructive papers were read on the following subjects, "D. Lloyd George, M.P. by Mr. S. Morris, and "Richard Cobden," by Mr. E. Phillips. Several of the members took part in the discussion which followed. ST. MARGARET'S.—During Lent, the Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A., tht Vicar if Mountain Ash, in giving a series of dis- courses on Bunvan's 'Pilgrim's Progress.' Last Sunday evening he dealt with that portion of the book which describes Christian fleeing from the City. There was a very large congregation, who- fol- lowed the Yicar's instructive observations from start to finish with evident delight. U.T.A.S.—The Newtown Branch was entertained by the Pioneer Branch at the Newtown Schools on Thursday. A capi- tal programme was got up by Bro. W. Cole, in IVII;Cll the following took part: — Solos by Sisters Lewis, Maud Phillips, Bros. D. D. Griffiths, A. J. Thatcher, and W. Cole. Recitation bv Bro. W. Thomas. Addresses by Bros. E. James and A. J. 1 hatcher. A vote of thanks was given to the Pioneer Lodge for their services. SOCIAL. A most successful social gathering of" the Prudential Staff of the Mountain Ash ^District at the residence of the District* Superinaendent., Mr. D. Price, when a very pleasant evening was spent by all. After partaking of the good thing-s prepared by the Hostess, Mrs. Price, assisted by Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Owens, wives of the assistants, the meet- ing was tinned into the usual business formula. The chair was well filled by the respected superintendent, who was lavish with his usual pithy sayings. With an enthusiasm which is so characteristic of an old Aberdare boy, he spoke of his 80 years connection with the Prudential. Mr. J. Morrell read a most interesting paper on his visit to the Chief Office in London, and advised all who had not visited the office already to do so Messrs C. Lewis and M. Owens, the assistants, gave an interesting- record of their ex- perienee. The agent, all spoke in a homely way. Events augur well for the future of the Prudential in the district. Thanks having beeni accordtd to the hostess, Mrs. Price, she said it gave her great pleasure to make all happy. Her remarks were received with acclamation. SALE OF WORK.—On Monday last a tea and sale of work was held at Ffrwd Welsh Baptist Chapel. The sale of work was declared open by Mrs. Morgan, wife of the pastor, Rev. Fred Morgan. The stall-holders were Mrs. (Rev.) F. Morgan, Mrs. J. Griffiths, Miss A. E. Jones, Miss Jessie Price, Miss B. Coleman, and Miss M. J. John The foil- >wing ladies very kindly assisted at the tables: Mrs. C. Breeze, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Williams, Miss A. J. Edward, Mrs. Bumford, Misses Sarali Thomas, Winnona Ashi'ord, Annie Breeze, M. A. Griffiths, and M. L. Davies; Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Jones, Miss E. Jer- man, Mrs. Miles Morgan, Miss P..Tones, Miss Elizabeth Morgan, and Miss Maggie Thomas. The bread and butter cutters were Mrs. H. S,. Edwards, Mrs. W. Breeze, and Mr. Gwilym Breeze. Cake cutter, Mr. Wm. Williams, A brisk sale was done at the stalls and a sub- stantial surplus is expected, which will be devoted to the Building Fund. The arrangements had been well carried out by a committee consisting' of the Rev. F. Morgan, Messrs. John John, Miles Mor- gan. Joseph Griffiths, and Dd. Williams, with Me. Evan Morgan as secretary.
Penrhiwceiber. PERSONAL.—Mr. T. L. Williams (The Don), our late respected townsman (now of Leominster) is paying a visit to the neighbourhood, and in all probabihty he and his wife will take up their resi- dence agaiii in Penrhiwceiber in a few weeks time. He is, at piesent stayirig with Mr. David Williams, Trade Halli ACCIDENT.—We regret to report that Mrs. James, of Penrhiwceiber House, wife of Mr. W. James, M.E. (agent for the Penrhiwceiber Colliery Co.) was severely inj ured on Friday last. She had occasion to stand upon a. chair, from which, she fell to nJe floor, breaking her arm just, above the wrist. She is, we are g.lad to state, slowly recovering. ¡ WEDDING.—On Wednesday last, at the Registry Office, Pontypridd, the mar- riage of Mr. William James, son of Mr. j John James, 111, Woodland-street, Moun- tain Ash, to Miss Rose Phillips, daughter of Mr. Thomas Phillips, 11a, Rheola- street, Penrhiwceiber, took place. The bride was given away by her father. Mr. John Williams was best man, and Miss Elizabeth Ann Phillips, sister to the bride, acted as bridesmaid. After the ceremony the wedded pair repaired to the bride's father's home, where they par- took of an excellent wedding breakfast. In the evening, in the company of a few invited friends, a very enjoyable time was spent, all wishing joy and happiness to the wedded pair as they left for their new home. No. 6, Blackberry-place, Cefn- pennar. They were the recipients of a host of numerous and costly presents.
O: Fice at Penrhiwceiber. A HINT TO THE DISTRICT COUNCIL YvThat might have turned out to be a serious fire occurred last (Wednesday) night in a bedroom at 56, Pentwyn- a.vemie, the residence of Mr. Chas. Bun- ney. His nine-years old daughter had occasion to go upstairs; to fetch a hand- kerchief, taking with her a lighted candle, with the result, that in some manner the bed-clothes caught fire. P.C. Griffiths was immediately oil) the scene, and he rushed upstairs and threw the bed-clothes .1 and mattress out into the street. The Penrhiwceiber "Fire Brigade were at the time cleaning their appliances at the Pen- rhiwceiber Mews, kindly lent by Mr. W. A. Morgan, until a ne<w Fire Station will be erected by the Mountain Ash Coun- cil. When the Brigade received the call to Pentwyn-avemue at 8.30, they proceed- ed in double-quick time to the scene with reel. box, hose, and appliances, and suc- ceeded in extinguishing the fire in a very short time. Praise is due. to Capt. Bryer, Lieut. Clancey, Foreman Davies, and Firemen Burnett, Thomas, W. D. Thomas, B. Minton, and P.C.'s Griffiths and Charles, and also Mr. Arthur Evans, the energetic secretary, for their prompt- ness. The house is nearly a mile from the Mews, and the Brigade covered the distance in seven minutes. It is hoped that the Council will commence the pro- posed new Fire Station at once.
— o: Aflr Watts M, (orgfai-i and the Na"liersl Question. At the Public Institute, Penrhiwceiber, on Wednesday last, Mr. D. "Vatts Mor- gan, miners' agent, No. 1 Rhondda. Dis- trict, addressed a. meeting of the work- men employed^ at Penrhiwceiber Colliery, Mr. Morgan Rees occupied the chair. Mr. Watts Morgan: spoke at some length on the hauliers question, which he now con- siders practically settled, after which he urg'ed all Unionists to do their utmost to induce all Non-Unionists to join the ranks for the benefit of all concerned.
Elect ioi otes. I AIR, STANSFIELD'S CANDIDATURE. A well-attended meeting in support of the candidature of Mr. Stamsfield for No. 3 Ward was held at Bethel, Aber- rant, on Wednesday evening. Mr. Stans- field said that he stood as the apostle of economy in municipal matters. He con- demned Mr. Berry's extravagant policy with regard to the Fire Brigade, and the Gadlys School contract, and other mat- ters. He was favourable to a moderate and cautious policy of housing, which would not involve a lavish expenditure of the rates. Referring to the Education Question, he hoped that the time was not far distant when the District Council would cease to be an education authority, and education would be made a national charge, and sectarian testa abolished. He wished to point out that the responsi- bility for a three-cornered contest in the ward rested upon Mr. Thomas, who had not kept the pledge he made last October to the effect that he would not contest the seat. A vote of confidence in Mr. Stansfield was passed.
applause.) Whereupon; Mr. James left the platform.—Mr. Prowle attacked the conveners, calling thern "conspirators," and referred to the way they called the meeting together—having engaged the hall Monday morning, and not alllloune- ing the meeting until 6 o'clock that even- ing by bellman.—Mi-. James was asked if he would submit to the decision of the meeting. He declined, saying he was de- termined to fight.-Several spoke in favour of allowing Councillor Lewis to be returned unopposed. Mr. T. Lewis was duly proposed, seconded, and sup- ported, and the motion was carried, with only two dissentients.—Mr. D. Hopkins, under-manager, stated he was opposed to Mr. Lewis, but was not in favour of Mr. James. MR. W. THOMAS'S CANDIDATURE. A meeting of the supporters of the candidature of Mr. Wm. Thomas, solici- tor, was held at Zion Vestry, Wind-street, on Wednesday evening, there being a crowded attendance. The chair was [MR.' W. THOMAS, SOLICITOR.] I NO. n. WARD.MR. J. II. JAMES IN THE FIELD. Mr. J. H. James, auctioneer, has de- cided to oppose Mr. T. Lewis in No. II. Ward.-A. well-attended meeting of the ratepayers of No. 2 Ward was held at the Public Hall, Trecynon, last night (Wed- nesday). Mr. J. H. James asked the meeting to appoint a chairman. Mr. Evan Parker was voted to the chair, and asked, inasmuch as they knew nothing about the object of the meeting, would one of the conveners explain. Mr. James said the meeting was convened to further Lis candidature. Upon that the Chair- Ihalll said if that was so, he must vacate the chair, whereupon Mr. John Thomas (tailor) stated that he was one of the con- veners, and was not there to support Mr. James, but to discuss the advisability of opposing Councillor T. Lewis. (Loud
taken by Mr. David James, Abernant. Speeches were delivered by the Chair- man, Mr. Thomas Rees, contractor, Aber- rant; Mr. John Davies, Ynyslwyd-street; Mr. Lewis John, Hawthorne-terrace; Mr. John Isaac, grocer; Rev. R. E. Williams (Twrfab), Mr. John Jones, College Green, Mr. Benjamin Davies, Mr. Ogwen Wil- liams, and others, who all spoke in eulo- gistic terms of Mr. Thomas. The candi- date himself addressed the meeting, and promised that if elected to the Council he would be attentive to the duties apper- taining to the position, and would do all in his power to furher the interests of the ratepayers.-A resolution was unani- mously passed to support the candidature of Mr. Thomas.—A very successful meet- ing terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.—A public meeting in sup- port of Mr. Thomases candidature will be 'held at Bethel Vestry, Abernant, to- night (Thursday) at 8 p.m.
Trial by Jury. ABERDARE PUBLIC HALL COMPANY SUED. At the Aberdare County Court on Wed- nesday, before His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams and a jury, A. Jackson, trading L d as W atkins and Co., Cardiff, claimed from the Aberdare Public Hall Co. the sum of £ 50 in respect of alleged trespassing, loss of profit, damage to furniture, loss of time, etc., incurred through being de- prived of. a. day's sale at the Aberdare Old Court-room con/trary to agreement made.—Mr. Ifor Bowen (instructed by Mr C. P. Cadle) appeared for plaintiff, and fr. St. John F. Williams (instructed by Mr. W. D. Phillips) for defeidaiits.-A. Jackson said he made arrangements with Mr. Andrews to let the Court Room at Æ3 10s. a week. Mr. Andrews remarked, "We have a meeting arranged for Mon- day morning. It will take an hour." Witness replied, "Very well, we wili move our goods up to the end of the room. Subsequently thely (Hanged to take the Court Room for a week. Mr. Andrews said that it would be unneces- sary to move the goods, that he had ar- ranged another room for the meeting Nothing was said about a sale that was to be held—Z. Andrews, manager of the Public Hall, said that Jackson and Wall came to make arrangements with him re- garding the room. He told them that he had a, booking for February 5th. He never mentioned anything about a sale or a. committee meeting. He suggested that they take the room for February 7, and to this they agreed. He agreed on condition, that they except Febrary 7. An agreement was eventually made. The agreement covered six clear days. Pos- session wa.s given there and then about 10 a.m. He did not allow anyone except the caretaker to have possession of the keys.-Tlie, jury found for defendant with costs, and the Judge gave a verdict ac- cordinigly.
Letters to the Editor. TO CORRESPONDENTS. "Criticism of the Miners' Federation" in our next.
ABERDARE THEATRE ACCOMMODATION. Sir,-Alloiv me through the medium of your paper to voice the opinion of the majority of the Theatre-going public of Aberdare and District. The title of the local Theatre would lead a,, stranger to believe that we possessed a really modern place of amusement, but Oh! the awful disappointment the stranger receives. On entering, what does one find? One is struck by a strong feeling of melan- choly caused by the sombre, unclean, and banii-like appearance of the inside. This feeiing is in no way relieved even when you have paid till, extortionate sum charged for a passably comfortable seat. Having taken your seat, the first thing you become aware of is the tremendous draught playing about, the stifling atmos- phere which you are breathing, not to mention the smoking which goes on un- checked, nor will you be relieved when the orchestra plays the overture, because they lack in numbers. It is more than likely you will carry the melancholy feel- ing to the end of the show, if it is, as is too often the case, one of those exagger- ated sentimental plays. There is still a more serious point to consider, that is, the arrangement of the exits in case of fire; also the'increased aanger of fire by the medieval system of heating. But this is a question for the local authorities, whose past inactivity in this matter has been proverbial.—Yours truly, E. H. DANCOYED. 42, Gladstone-street, Aberaman.
■ 0: Penrhiwceiber Haulier's Dishonesty. A STOLEN PAY-TICKET. At"AI,ertbyr on Monday, Wm. Harris (20), a.ohaulier, was charged with steal- ing XI 14s 9d, the moneys of David Lewis, assistant ripper, Tyntetown, Pen- rhiwceiber, on March 3rd. It appeared fiom the evidence that the prosecutor, who lodged with the defendant's parents^ missed a payticket issued at the Cardiff— Dowlais Colliery, Abercynon, where he was employed, on Friday last. It was however, fohndthat the following day the ticket had been duly presented and the amount paid out, the pay clerk being unable to state who the recipient was. P.C. Griffiths, acting on information, arrested the prisoner at his home, where he promised to disclose the spot where he had hidden the moneyl if he was let off. The money was then found to have been hiddeneunder some coaF in "an out- house.15 b Prisoner pleaded guilty. A further charge of assaulting P.C. Grif- fiths was then:preferred against him, the ofticer saying that*when*he asked him to come to the police station he became very violent, taking up a poker and knocking his helmet off and also striking him on the arm. Another officer came to his aid before he could get defendant to go with him. Prisoner was sent to prison for six weeks—a month for the theft and a fortnight for the assault,
ASK FOR THE BOWDEN BRAE To be fitted to your Cycle. The Riding Season's at hand aqd Efficient Equipment is necessary. The Book of the Bowden Brake will be sent Post Free to all applying to the Bowden Brake Co. Ltd., 151, Farringdon Road, London, E. C. Treat of the Season. MARKET HALL, ABERDARE, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1906. A GRAND EVENING Concert BY THE RENOWNED MEISTEIR CLEE SINCERS ASSISTED BY Miss Lydia Griffiths (Soprano), Queen's Hall, London, and Mr. Haydn Gunter (Violinist), Gold Medallist Liepzig Conservatoire and pupil of the Great Dr. Joachim. Accompanist Prof. Richard Howells. Doors open at 7.15, Concert at 8 o'clock. Admission—Reserved Seats, 3s. Front Seats, 2s.; Second Seats, Is. Plan of the Hall may be seen on application to John Jenkins, 48, Glan Road, Aberdare. or Owen James, 8, Herbert Street, Aberdare. I Aberdare Church Bazaar. o -T A GRAND BAZAAR WILL BE HELD AT THE Market Hall, Aberdare, on June 13 & 14, 1906. PRUDENTIAL ASS CHANGE COMPANY, J LIMITED. Chief Office KOLBORN BARS. LONDON. SUMMARY OF THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31ST. DECEMBER, 19:);5. r]PHr' have much pleasure in presenting their Report and Accounts for the Ji. year 1. Ud. A i.i-IANCH.—The number of Policies issued during the year was 75.293, assumig tae oj tand producing a New Annual Premium income of £ 395,029. i i».* .Premiums received during the year were £ 4,123,318, beine an increase of £ 154,302 over the year 1904. ° „J Ciaiuj.s of the year amounted to £ 1,8]2,618. The number of Deaths was 7.437, and 7,1i-,iidowKient Assurances matured. Tüc nuiiil'cr el Policies m ioi;ce at the end of the year was 773,051. INDUSTRIAL BRANCH.—The Premiums received during the year were being an increase of £ 150,715. The Claims or the year amounted to £ 2,261,748. The number of deaths was 238.220. and 741 3,344 iu.(1 )\\ii.k':lt. Assurances mam red. The nurubor of f ree Policies granted during the year to those Policy-holders of live years' s fl rs' stanaiiiv; and upwards who de»iittu to discontinue their payments was 123.586, the number in ioiCs. 1,102,267. The number of -ce Policies which became Claims during the year t -"U" i i. ouuil number of Policies iu force at the end of the year was 16,065,268 their average cii eleven years. ,vs»e'.s <n the Company, in b ta branches, as shown in the Balance Sheet, are an increase of :.t>IOcl,S71 over those of 1904. ij.' Provident Fund which was founded in 1898 for the benefit of the outdoor staff, SIIOA.- a ivi-i-istaetorv increase for the Year, the total amount standine te the credit of the fund f) sailer; the completion of the Valuation the Actuary has reported that in his opinion a general mcreaseof t-i'O-awi-n-h <if ctot. could, with safety, be granted under the principal Industrial Branch Tables if provision were made fo^aii increase iu the liability of £ 750,000. The Board have accordingly revised the Tables as from: 1st jlareh, 1906, and have made provision to meet the increased liability by the transfer during the current year of from the Reserve Fund to the Life Assurance Fund in the Industrial Branch, leaving this Reserve Fund at £ 1,000,000. The Shareholders will be glad to know that this revision atf'ec-ts noariy Thirteen Million Policies, and of this number over Ten Million Policies receive an immediate increase in the sum assured. GENERAL _BALANCE SHEET OF THE PJUJDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., BEING THE SCMMAIIV OF BOTH BRANCHES, ON THE 31st DECEMBER, 1905. LIABILiTIES. ASSETS. £ e d. £ a d. Shareholders' capital 1,000.000 0 0 ^r:tish Government se- Reserve funds 2,700.000 0 0 cunaes 3,352,182 13 9 Life Assurance funds 55,633.131 14 10 india-i. & Colonial govern- Claims under life policies ment securities 5,292,114 14 2 admitted 131,244 10 8 Railway and other deben- tures and debenture sio-ks, and gold and 6-ieiliug bonds 6,133.775 5 1 Loans on County Council, Municipal and other rates 13,819,468 10 2 Freehold ground rents and Scotch feu duties 3,860,399 6 4 Freehold and leasehold property 3,685,329 4 2 Mortgages on property within the United King- dom 7,609,760 5 7 Railway, Gas, and Water stocks 7,581,357 0 4 Suez Canal shares. 164,883 9 4 Teleeraph and other N shares 97,623 6 4 Metropolitan Consoli- dated stock, and City of London bonds 258,717 2 11 Bank of England stock 200.559 18 6 Colonial and Foreign eor- v poraiion stocks 1,419.012 13 6 Foreign government se- cur i ties 1,294,215 0 7 Reversions and Life Inter- ests 1,161,978 18 5 Loans on the company's policies 2.134.509 8 7 Rent charges 297,298 2 4 Outstanding premiums and agents' balances 425,667 19 2 Outstanding interest, and r-P-)ts 508,463 10 9 Cash—In hands of super- intendents 34.653 11 5 Do. On current ac- counts, snd in hand 132.406 4 1 E59,464,376 5 6 £ 59.464.376 5 6 -= | 88888 THOS. C. DEWEY, Own'. Manager. HENRY HARBEN, Chairman. FREDERICK SCHOOLING, Actuary. ■ W. J. LANCASTER,\ Director$ D. W. STABLE, Seerttory. W. E. HORNE, We have examined the Cash transactions (receipts and payments) affecting the accounts of the Assets and Investments for the vear ended !ccember 31st, 1905, and we find the same in food order and properly vouched. We have also examined the Deeas and Securities, Certificates, representing the Assets and'Investments set out in the above account, and we certify that they were in possession and safe custody as on December 31 st, 1905. DELOITTE, PLENDER, GRIFFITHS & CO., Chartered Accountants. 14th February, 1906. For Prospectuses and further particulars apply to Bosher, Superintendent, Brondeg terrace, Aberdare; T. Williams, Assistant Superin- tendent, 52, Gadlys street, Aberdare; J, Llewelyn, Assistant Superintendent, 39A, Cardiff load, Aberaman. Mountain Ash District-D. Price, Superintendent, Albion Villa, Granville terrace, Mountain Ash; Mr C, Lewis, :Assistant Superintendent, Summerhill Cottage, Mountain Ash; M. Owens, Assistant Superintendent, Brynardrem House, Aber- cynon road, Abercynon.