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Aberaman. Bradbury's and Jones' Sewing Machines are the Two Best English-Make for Dressmakers, Tailors, and Boot Repair- ers. Dealers: J. Bugler and Son, Cardiff- road, Aberdare. Huge discount for cash. MARRIAGE.—At interesting wedding took place at Tabernacle Church, Aber- dare, on Sunday morning last, when Mr Watcyn Morgan, boot dealer, of Lewis street, Aberaman, was united in matri- mony to Miss Ethel Mary Rees, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Rees, Berw road, Pontypridd. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev J. Morgan Jones, M.A. The bride, who was charm- ingly attired, was given away by her uncle, Mr Francis Morgan. Among the company present were Miss Lizzie Bees, sister to the bride, and Mr Willie Harris, cousin to the bridegroom. The guests afterwards repaired to the bridegroom's mother's house in Brynheulog terrace, where a reception took place. The happy couple, who are all well known in this district, were the recipients of several useful and costly presents.
Cwmdare. ACCIDENT. — Early on Thursday horning' a young man named Ernest :Swe.et met with a. sad accident at Nant- luelyn Colliery, sustaining a fractured -thigh. The young fellow was removed to th Aberdare Cottage Hospital, and he is 1\ow progressing gradually.
Aberdare. COAL, COAL, COAL.—Messrs. Rhydd- 'rch and Thomas, Coal, Coke, and Fire- wood Merchants, Taff Vale Yard, wish to the householders of Aberdare MStrict that they have been appointed Agents of the District for the £ !°ted GRAIG NANTMELYN COAL. are desirous of thanking their r^ttierous customers for their loyal sup- ij^t in. the past, and wish to assure them i?at as usual all orders entrusted to fieir care will have their very best and l'ornptest attention. They are also J&nts for the Ebbw Yale, Miskin, and ■r^rdare Best House Coals. Private ad- fess, 50, Monk-street. Nat. Tel., 99. MADAME HOWELL'S ORCHESTRAL ..LJ^CIETY.—Anyone desirous of joining Qbove society should communicate the Secretary—J. M. Nicholas, 5, "^ymour-street, Aberdare. J ODDFELLOWSHIP.—Mr. Jacob B. 011es, of Aberaman, the Provincial Cor- responding Secretary of the Aberdare Jistiict, a Branch of the Independent r-dE\r of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, just received from the Directors of he Order a cheque, value £ 110, to assist weak lodges of this district. This is ltllly the first instalment, the Unity hav- ¡llg taken over the funeral liabilities of several of the older members and their j^OCAL FLORIST.—We congratulate W. Marsh, florist of this town, on his ^ibits of cut flowers and groups at the Aberdare Flower Show last week. He Reived the Royal Agricultural Society's tl.ward of merit, which reflects well on who is practically a novice in the 0fal trade. ANCIENT DRUIDS' FRIENDLY -SOCIETY.-At the ordinary meeting of above society held at the Heathcock .last Saturday evening, two brothers initiated into membership, viz.: v^oinas White and David White, of 5, ^Oss row, Abernant. The following ih ers ^°°k Par^ ceremony Bro- J. E. Davies, Daniel Hopkins, Dd. Davies and the secretary, David ^Villiams, who also gave the sign and !*Ss words in the usual way. This society *0 a flourishing condition, being one of best in the district of Aberdare. It is 67 years of age and has been held in same house for that period, during I 'lch time the box has never been psed. Young people are continually '0lUing. Jfc. ELYAN'S.—At the 11 o'clock service on Sunday morning, which ]5,8 sung to Adlam in F, there was a congregation. The celebrant was Rev K. O. Carter, B.A. A thought- b on was preached by the Rev M. ^ones,B. A., Merthyr Dyfan,from Psalm j1, 2. Who can utter the mighty acts the Lord ? The church, he said, always been very careful with regard ° the use of the Psalms. They had ^ays been given a prominent place in e5 liturgy. The Psalms were so well ^ed to the joys and sorrows of our lives. As we read the book of s^lms we found in them some of the °West characters of God—Moses, Abra- Joshua and others, whose lives we °Wd do well to emulate. The Psalms j also historical, and we should never anything historical. In a big j ^ttiercial town like Aberdare we were •k0 apt to forget our dear old historical ^ish Church. There it stood, the old- building for miles around. As we ,ttered we found existing architecture of •vT6 12th century. Again the Psalms in the Bible, and the Bible was a ,°°k of the church more than anything Se* It was read in churches more than thing else, so then we were indeed ^le Christians. Let us seek to know i^°re and more of God's loving kindness, .Viug shed abroad in our hearts by Holy Spirit.—In the afternoon the lldren's service was conducted by the :^v K. O. Carter, B.A. At the evening •^vice the Canticles were sung to Clare 4., -D, and the sermon was preached by 6 Rev Dewi Williams, B.A. POI,ICE, CHANGES. P.C. Arthur '¡' ()ll11d has been removed to Pontlottyn, \l'Ù P.C. Gretton, of that place, has 1:'1:'11 appointed to Aberdare. COMING MEETINGS. Next Satur- <Qqy, at 7.30 p.m., Mr H. Wishart, N.S.S., -1 address a public meeting on the Lion Square. Also on Sunday, at P-ni., on the Plough Tip, Aberaman, ,411(1 at 7.30 p.m. on the Black Lion qllare,. Mr. Wishart lectures under the .^spices of the Aberdare Secular Society. Object: Freethought. MARY'S CHURCH (WELSH). — Patronal Festival is to be held in church next Sunday, the 8th inst.. services will be held throughout the We understand that well known heachers have been engaged. The ^'eacher for the harvest festival ser- ils to be held on Sunday, the 15th J?8* is the Rev. R. T. Jones, Vicar of Wogwen, Bethesda, Carnarvonshire. 4 Monday following (Sept. 16tli) the rev- gentleman will address a pub- lc meeting in the Memorial Hall at 8 11,111. on the "Church in Wales." All cordially invited. Admission free. TRINITY.—The Rev. T. Houghton, ardiff, who officiated at Trinity OhQpel 't Sunday morning, took as the text of interesting sermon the words, cc In .1111 was life, and the life was the light men/' Mr. Houghton remarked that e Christian life meant the dethrone- ment of self and the enthronement of If this life found a throne in P ery heart, then would be no mil- ^fcaires, no Rand no Chinese lflbonr, no sweating. There was no MODY for social evils but the influx of e lova of Christ. Agitators might rave other remedies, and talk about an?iug the environment, but this was e oaly effectual method. ;"4 HIGHLAND PLACE. — The monthly meeting of the Sunday School was held on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Bertie Jen- kins occupying the chair. An interest- ing and varied programme was gone through as follows: -Soiil(,Y, Berry Mac- kintosh; recitations, Horace Tucker, Sarah Davies, Willie Watkins, Emrya Evans; song, Miss Connie Evans; reci- tations, Tom Watldns and Norris Evans; scng, Miss A. G. George; recitation, Elsie Mackintosh; quartette, a Ti wydd- ost beth ddywed fy nghalon/' Mrs. W. R. Evans, Mi&s M. M. Davies, Mr. W. R. Evans, and Mr. Dan Davies; recita- tions, Clifford Morgan, Mattie Watkins, Margaret Evans, and Willie Tucker. The superintendent (Mr. John Evans) observed that that day was the first anni- versary since their new pastor had come amongst them. He was pleased to see Mr. J. W. McEwen present after a lengthy period of illness, and hoped that he was now on the high way to recovery. He also took that opportunity to wish a pleasant voyage to Mr. L. N. Williams, who was leaving on the morrow for Boston, U.S.A. Rev. M. Evans, Mr. J. W. McEwen, and others spoke, after which Mr. Williams acknowledged the kind remarks regarding himself. CO,NCE,RT.On Sunday evening, at the Aberdare Market Hall, a sacred con- cert was given by the Trecynon Operatic Society (conductor, Mr W. Gwynne). The Aberdare Town Band, who gave their service, gratuitously, contributed a selec- tion. The following programme was gone through: Solo, Miss Maggie Davies, Ynyshir. Solo, Mr. Harry Evans (Llew Gwent). Solo, "Be thou faithful," Mr. S. Barber. Recitation, Mr. John Wal- ters, Abernant. T'rio, "Duw bydd dru- garog," Miss Davies, Mr. George, and Mr. W. Gwynne. Solo, H Breuddwyd y Morwr Bach," Mr. Lewis Williams. Duet, Misses Thomas, and Phillips, Tre- cynon. Solo, Mr. Jenkin George, Llwyd- coed. Solo, For all eternity," Miss Maggie Davies. Solo, Mr. Harry Evans, Aberaman. The choir rendered, U And he saved them" (D. Jenkins), the test piece at the Mumbles Eisteddfod on Saturday, and U Mdgnify, Glorify." Mr. J. Wilks performed the secretarial duties. Prof. R. Howells accompanied.
Mountain Ash. NON-UNIONISTS, why bo obstinate, you are bound to get good value for ycur money at the Mountain Ash Tailor's Shop in Commercial-street. Proprietor, Tom Davies. Federationicts supplied on the same terms. FUNERAL.—Last Saturday afternoon the mortal remains of Mrs. Margaret Jones were conveyed for interment to the Quakers' Yard Cemetery. The de- ceased, who was 52 year a of age, was a highly respected member of the English Wesleyan Church, and leaves, behind a sorrowing husband and six children. The Rev. A. H. Smith conducted the service at the graveside. The funeral ar- rangements were in the hands of Mr. Frank Mills. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL. The anniversary services of the above place of worship were held last Sunday. Large congregations attended, and the new pastor, the Rev. A. H. Smith (late of Nottingham) preached his first ser- mon. He took for his text the words, Thy Kingdom Come." He empha- sised the need of true reformation of character, and that Christ's Kingdom should come into the hearts of all. The rev. gentleman, preaching in the evening. took for his subject, a For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sens of God," Romans viii., 14. The preacher's stirring sermon was well re- ceived by a large congregation. CLASS BILLIARDS. An innovation for the Mount was a billiard entertain- ment held at the Workmen's Institute, last Thursday and Friday. Mr. Mill- wood, the manager of the New Billiard Institute had brought together a champ- ion crowd in the persons of Messrs. Weiss, Clarke, and Freddy Lawrence. In addition to these champions, a flying handicap was played, which included some of the best local players of the dis- trict. The entertainment was divided into four parts, Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday afternoon and even- ing. A specially fitted table had been prepared. The handicap, 100 up, was played as follows —Weiss (scratch) beat George Williams (rec. 50) by 20. Mc- Gregor (rec. 50) beat Lawrence (rec. 15), by 6. Millwood (rec. 30) beat Clarke (rec. 25) by 19. Geo. Brown (rec. 50). beat Walter Brown (rec. 50) by 7. In the semi-final Weiss beat McGregor by 5; Millwood beat Geo. Brown by 33. In the final Weiss be,at Millwood by 25. A valu- able cue and case was the prize for the best amateur. The champion games were interesting. The first 750 up played on Thursday afternoon was between Messrs. Weiss and Lawrence (rec. 200), and resulted in a victory for the youth ful champion. The best breaks were (Weiss) 85, 53, 151, 59, 69, 71, and 101, whilst the receiver of points put together 43, 41, 91, 49, 58, 49, and 61. Mr. Weiss, however,'had his reveuge, for he com- pletely turned the tables (figuratively ilig on the erstwhile victor in the evening. The breaks were: Weiss 92, 32, 195, 61, and 148; Lawrence—35. 58, 32. Weiss won by 248 points. An interest- ing game was played between Weis, and Clarke, and resulted in a victory for the scratch man by 191 points. A fair at- tendance patronized the Thursday and Friday evenings' entertainments. At the conclusion of each performance Weiss gape a splendid exhibition of 1rick sihots, the whole performance being most instructive and entertaining.
Abercynon, THE A.S.R.S. SACRED CONCERT.— On Sunday evening a grand sacred con- cert was held in the Workmen's Hall in connection with the local branch of the Amalgamated Society .of Railway Ser- vants. The following talented artistes tcok part: -Soprano, Miss Alice Wil- liams, Cardiff; contralto, Miss Tydvil Brown, Dowlais; tenor, Mr. Todd Jones, Treherbert; baritone, Mr. Aneurin Ed- wards, Treorky; iiistruiiitentalists--iiiaii- doline, Signor Gallani; violinist, Mr. D. T. Theophilus, A.C.V., Abercynon; elo- cutionist, Miss Bertha Bowden, Aber- cynon. Also a male voice party com- posed mainly of railwaymen (conductor, Mi^j H. H. Battram; accompanist, Miss Eva Blomley). The accompanist for the evening was Miss Pollie Jones, C.R.A.M., Merthvr. The chairman was Mr. E. II. Battram, who was supported on the plat- form by the Rev. D. Ellis Jones, Curate of Abercynon; Mr. Frank Heke, treasur- er; Mr. Thomas Jones, chairman of branch; and Mr. Percy L. Blake, the energetic secretary. The chairman said that the collections of the parade were the best obtained. The number present wa.s a proof of their sympathy towards such a noble object as making happy the lives of the widows and orphans of men, bers of the A.S.R.S. Signor Gallani gave a mandoline solo, a Melodie in E," which was followed by a song, "Out of the Deep," by Miss Tydvil Brown. Mr. Aneurin Edwards next rendered Abide with me" in a most inspiring manner, A recitation, "The Inspectors Story/' Miss Bertha Bowden. Handel's composi- tion of "Deeper and deeper still was excellently rendered by Mr. Todd Jones. Mr. D. T. Theophilus, A.C.V., gave a charming violin solo, "Romance en Fa (Papini). Eternal Love" < T. D. Ed- wards) was sung by Miss Alice Williams. The duet, "Excelsior," was beautifully rendered in their inimitable style by Messrs. Todd Jones and Aneurin Ed- wards, and received an encore. Miss Tydvil Brown sang "Great Eternal Home" in a most pleasing manner. Thou'rt passing hence (Sullivan', was delightfully rendered by Mr. Aneurin Edwards. Signor Gallani gave Ave Maria" (Gounod) on the mandoline, after which Mr. Todd -Jones rendered the National Eisteddfod tenor solo. a Hugus Aninman" (Rossini) in his usual style. Gwalia Dear was sung by Miss Alice Williams. "The Little Church was excellently rendered by Mr H. H. Battram and party. The secretary, Mr. Percy L. Blake, mentioned that the Or- phan Fund of the A.S.R.S. was estab- lished in 1879, and that 5,840 orphans had been relieved at a cost of <=-6121.,000. At the present time there were about 2,000 children on the funds at a cost of =210,000, or £ 180 weekly. All the work was done gratuitously. They had no orphan houses, but they allowed the mother to retain the children, and pay- ment was made towards each child up to the age of 14 years. The best answer to criticisms of the fund was the figures quoted. A wrong impression had gone abroad that the fund was kept up by public subscriptions. He then moved a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and artistes, particularly to those who gave their services gratis. Mr. Thomas Jones seconded. A handsome sum will be realized for the benefit of the widows and orphans of the A.S.R.S. Mr. Percy Blake, the hon. secretary of the Aber- cynon Braneh, deserves < praise for his efforts in making the concert a success.
Aberdare District Council
Aberdare District Council On Monday, Mr. E. M. Hann in the chair. There were also present Messrs. Edward Morgan, John Howell, Thomas Lewis, Owen Powell, L. N. Williams, T. Walter Williams, Rees Llewelyn, E. Stonelake, W. Thomas* D. Tyssul Davies, David Davies, J. H. James, with. Col. T. Phillips (clerk), Mr. Owen Williams (surveyor), Mr. M. J. Rees (medical officer), Mr. H. Beddoe (deputy clerk), and Messrs. S. James and B. Lewis (sani- tary inspector). ALTERATIONS TO FIRE STATION. There were three tenders for carrying out alterations to the Fire Station in Station-street, Aberdare, as follows-i. Morgan and Son (Aberdare), Ltd.6338; John Jones, oE353 5s.; T. W. and J. Jen- kins, Merthyr Tydfil, < £ 490. On the motion of Mr. T. Lewis, seconded by Mr. J. Howell, the first n-uned tender was adopted. THE LATE AUDITOR. Mr. Edward Morgan moved, and Mr. John Howell seconded, that the Council place on record the loss sustained by them through the death of Mr. W. G. Cox, the district auditor, who had always performed his work most thoroughly. CLERK'S HOLIDAY. At this stage Col. Phillips 'asked per- mission to leave in order to cateh the 3.35 train for Liverpool. He said that the Council at their last meeting had been good enough to grant him a holi- day, and he wa.3 leaving for the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. The Council unanimously granted the request, and expressed the hope that the Clerk and Councilor L. N. Williams (who was accompanying him) would have a good time. (Hear, hear.) CWMDARE: FOOTPATH. There were four tenders for laying a kerb and channel on Cwmdare-road. The lowest tender wa's that of Dunstan and Son, Brook-street, Aberaman—5s. lid. per yard, X215 19s. 2d. altogether, and this was accepted. CWMAMAN PARK-KEEPER'S WAGES. The Finance Committee (chairman, Mr. E. Stonelake) recommended that the wages of John James, park-keeper, Cwmaman, be raised from 15s. to 20s. per week.—Adopted. UNLICENSED BRAKES. The Hackney Carriage Committee pre- sented a report of their meeting. The report stated that several brake-drivers had not met the committee who were ap- pointed to inspect the brakes, and that therefore their licenses could not be re- newed until the vehicles were inspected. The report was confirmed. Mr. W. Thomas supported the com- mittee's view. They should be very care- ful that the brakes were in a proper con- dition. Some of these vehicles were bought second-hand, and passengers were often running a great risk in riding in them. BATHING AND BOATING. The Surveyor suggested that the Baths bo closed for the season at the end of the present month, and that the boating be allowed to go on so long as it paid the way. The Surveyor added that < £ 106 had been taken as receipts for boating, and <£47 at the Baths. The general public had not patronised the latter so well this year, but the school-children made up for it by attending in larger numbers than ever. The Surveyor's suggestion was adopted. UNFIT HOUSES AT ABERAMAN. Mr. E. Stonelake, referring to Mr. Walter Williams's remarks at the last meeting regarding certain houses that had been reported unfit by the Medical Officer and the Surveyor, said he had since visited the houses in question. Mr Walter Williams's observations that no repairs were necessary had gone out to the public, so he wished to contradict Mr Williams. The rooms in some of the houses were only 6 feet 6 inches high, and the ceiling was almost entirely fallen. In another house, a person lying on a bed could see daylight through the roof. The ventilation was also very bad. When he called, the owner, Mr. Ben Jones, was repairing the houses, which proved that they required repairing badly. Mr. Owen Powell said that he also had visited the houses, and he was surprised that the houses had been allowed to re- main so long in such a condition. One cf the 'tenants told him that there had been a hole in the roof through which they could see daylight, for the last 14 years. He (tihe tenant) had endeavoured to get it repaired, but had failed. It was shameful that houses should be allowed in that condition, and it was a sad com- mentary on the 20th Century civilisation. There were many more houses in Aber- aman which were unfit for habitation. The repairs in the houses in question were absolutely essential, and they ought to have been executed long ago. He hoped that the Surveyor would see to it that proper work would be carried out and no patch-work. Mr T. Walter Williams said that when he visited the place, he spoke to the women, who told him that they (had no complaint to make regarding the houses. They also told him that it was only re- cently that the roof became defective. He had accepted the statements made by these women, and had expressed his views accordingly at the last Council meeting. He was in thorough accord with the movement to improve dwellings, but they should proceed to overhaul the worst houses first. There were plenty of houses far worse than these. CONDITION OF STREETS. Mr. W. Thomas having asked the Sur- veyor to report as to what could be done to certain streets in town, the Surveyor reported as follows: — Bute-street is a highway repairable by the Council. The pavement on the south-west side was repaired three years ago. I have in the depot a quantity of kerbing and channelling prepared for the north-east side; also some paving which could be used for this work. Dumfries-street and Albert-street are private streets. Plans and specifications have been prepared for the carrying out of private street improvements in these streets, but notices have not been served on the respective owners. Oak-street and Bond-street are private streets, and have not yet been scheduled for private street improvements. Mr. W. Thomas moved, and Mr. Ed. ward Morgan seconded, that Bute-street be repaired. Mr. Thomas gave notice that he would deal with the other streets at the next Council meeting. PARK INSPECTOR'S REPORT. Mr. T. Williams, Park Inspector, re- ported a case of indecency at the Park, and added that the offender had been sent to prison for three months. HOSPITAL NURSE. Miss L. Davies, daughter of Mr. John Davies, attendance officer, wrote .accept- ing the appointment of nurse at the Hos- pital. SANITARY INSPECTOR'S SALARY. The Local Government Board wrote ap- proving of the action of the Council in raising the salary of Mr. S. James, sani- tary inspector, from .£130 to < £ 140. iV, r. Beddoe added that an L.G.B. Inspector had visited the district, and had reported fa, ourably on the work done by both the Iccal inspectors. PHOTOS AT 2s. Cd. ME J. JACKSON'S AMUSING LETTER, Mr. J. Jackson (Worthington) had sent in the following letter, accompanied by thiee large photographs of East Avenue, showing the dreadful condition of the i-eadw,ty: "Seaton Carew, East Avenue, Aberdare. Gentlemen,—Knowing full well that y<'ur many duties and habitual caution prevent you from venturing into this neighbourhood, and particularly the members for this ward, I have taken the liberty of sending you three photographs of what to you must be an unknown re- gion, and at the same time bring to your knowledge the state of the Avenue. I am informed on the authority of Mr. James H. James (if correctly reported) that nothing can be done to remedy the state of affairs, despite the fact that the road- way is almost entirely cut up by the Urban District Authority's carts, carry- ing up refuse to the tipping ground and returning therefrom. My native modesty prevents me dilat- ing upon the subject, but I have thought it expedient to draw your attention to the matter, and at the same t'.me leave you a memento of the writer, for if something is not soon done, I fear that I shall disappear in the quagmire and then shall not be able to enjoy the im- provements that I feel sure you intend to carry out. As I am sure these pictures are worthy of adorning both palace and cot, I may here remark that I shall be happy to supply copies at the low charge of half- a-crown, the proceeds thereof I shall be pleased to put to any deserving cause. I forgot to say there will be no pro- ceeds. Trusting that my gentle reminder will spur you on to deeds of valour—(laugh- ter)—I have the honour to remain, gentlemen, Your humble servant, JOHN JACKSON." Ir. J. H. James remarked that it was very ungentlemanly to single him out. He appealed very respectfully some time ago as to what could be done to remedy ,j the place, and Mr. W. Thomas Oakliill) said it was impossible to do anything ex- cept they enter into private treaty with the Gadlys Co. He proposed that the letter be allowed to remain on the table. Mr. T. Lewis said he had never heard a satisfactory explanation why the work could not be done. It was a sad com- ment on them as a Council that they could not meet the demands of the dis- trict. He was of opinion that plans of houses should not be passed until a pro per road had been constructed to the proposed houses. The Surveyor pointed out that there was a narrow tramway crossing the- load, and the Council could not I.-ouelf it ex- cept with the consent of the Gadlys Cc. He had no power to refuse to pass plans if they were in accordance with the bye- laws. Mr. D. Tyssul Davies said that the road was in an abominable state. Some people had now built houses cn a por tion of the tramway, so it was clear that the Company did not intend to use it again. He moved that the letter be re- ferred to the Roads and Streets Com- mittee. Mr. T. Lewis seconded, and the motion as agreed to. FIRE BRIGADE. Capt. Berry wrote thanking the Coun cil for the use of the Park for the Fire Brigade Demonstration. Its success was largely due to the fact that it was held in the Park. (Hear, hear.) There was another letter from Capt. Berry explaining why the cost of remov- ing call-bells had been so great recently He stated that a. lengthy wire had to be laid in order to connect a fireman who lived some distance from the Fire Station. Such an item was not likely tc occur again. There were also minor items caused by the resignation and re- moval of firemen, who were unable to ob- tain suitable houses. Some of the men had resigned because their work was not appreciated. These were, however, few. He always exercised the greatest care in selecting men with a view to perman- ency. He hoped the Council would use- their influence to enable firemen to get the preference of houses near the File Station. It would also be a great en- couragement to the Brigade members ¡? Councillors called and inspected tho men and appliances occasionally. APPLICATION. Henry Schofield, a fitter at the Water works, applied for an increase in wages. Mr. W. Thomas remarked that another fitter was employed there who was en- titled to an advance.—Referred to the Finance Committee. NANT ROW. Mr. W. Thomas asked the Surveyor if plans had been passed for a house which it was proposed to erect at the end of Nant Row. This roadway, which pa. ,ed alongside of Stuart-street and Glanant- street, would be the best leading up to the houses above there, ani he hc^od that the Council would see to it that that road should not be blocked. The Surveyor said that no plans nad yet been received, but he had been told that someone intended erecting a house there He would inform the Council when the plan would be presented. MEDICAL OFFICER'S HOLIDAY. Dr. M. J. Reei applied for a. fort- night's holiday.—Granted. DR. HEUBECK AND THE L.G.B. The Health Committee stated that Dr. Heubeck had reported that the closet and drain belonging to his house had be- come defective. The officer had promised to visit the place on the Monday after the receipt of the letter. However, he failed to do so until the following day. He then found that the closet was choked, and gave orders to the owners to set it right. A few days later a com- munication was received from the Local Government Board enclosing a copy of a letter written by Dr. Heubeck It transpired that the owner of the house had not been able to attend to the work at once. However, the necessary work had now been carried cut. Chairman: We shall soon have these little things reported to the Prima Minister or the King. (Laughter.) MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. U During the three weeks commencing August 4th, and ende-I on August 24th, eighty-five births and twenty-six deaths were registered. These figures give rave* of 30.8 and 9.42 per thousand respective- ly. During this period, 7 notifications viz., scarlet fever 3, erysipelas 3, diph- theria 1, only were received. During 1 last month there was a marked preva- lence of infectious disease, particularly of diphtheria, which was limited to one paiticular area of the district. Thio pre valence was considered to be due tc school influence, and since the closure of the schools for the summer holidays, the number of notifiable diseases had bc^n much less. There are at present four patients in the Isolation Hospital, one of whom was admitted last week for dlph- theria. The others are now convales- cent, and are progressing favourably. In crder to allow the matron of the Isola- tion Hospital to go away for her annual I holiday, I was obliged to engage a nurse for two weeks to carry on the work of the Hospital. I hope the Council will confirm my action in this matter. On August 16th, some poultry (10 geese) were seized and condemned as unfit for human food, and destroyed. They had been sent by rail from Somersetshire to a dealer of this town. When their con- dition on arrival was ascertained, in- formation was voluntarily sent to the Tcwn Hall. I also beg to report that the cellars of Cynon-place are now unoccu- pied, and that measures are being taken for putting the upper houses, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Cynon-place, into good order."
W. P. POWELL & CO., LTD., G.W.R. Agents and Carriers, IWIN. Furniture removed to all parts by road and rait. Work done by careful and experienced packers. Free Estimates given on application to Head Office or to G.W.R. Carting Agents at the following stations, viz.:—Aberdare, Merthyr, Dowlais, Mountain Ash, Treharris, Penygraig, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend; Pontycymmer. Tondu and Pembrey. National Telephone-0197 Hirwain, t Guns, Pistols, Powder, j Shots, Slugs, Wads, Refillers, &e. Shooting Season. Jones Bros. & Co., Ironmongers & Explosive Beaters, Lewis St., Aberaman. NAT. TEL., 112. j Cartridges Kynoch's Per 100. 10 Kynold. 8 9 Primax. 7/6 Bonax. 6/- Tellax. Shuitze's 10'. Westminster 7/6 Yeoman. GILBEY'S GUARANTEED GENUINE WINES & SPIRITS. Per Bottle CDPV DftVAl 'Choicest and Oldest A L ore i i\uiHi. pot still Pare Malt ■ Scotch Whisky GLEN SPEY, 6 years old 3/6 Pot Still Pure Malt Scotch Whisky NAN Pfl^TIF Choice Old High- 3/ ULAN UAOI Lt, land Pot gtm pure 0/ Malt Whisky GOVERNOR CENERAL 3/- Fine Old Jamaica Rum GRAND J J, 6 years old, 3/6 JOHN JAMESON & SON'S Guaranteed Pot Still Irish Whisky L'OR EXTRIT DU Yifl 5/6 a-Star Cognac Brandy Per Bottle. PORT, Casile 84, 3/" POUT, Invalid, uitable lor lnva- */6 1\ I idr., 6 old -1 SHERRY, Solera, |2/- CLARET, Chateau Loudenne, 2/- from our own Vineyard BUipflDY, Aloxe, in borJe 2/- AUSTRALIAH, Rubicon, 2/- Flagons List of 320 varieties of Wines and Spirits can be obtained from the: following Agents in Aberdare and District ABERDARE-W. & A. Gilbey, 49, Commercial Street. ABERDARE-E. Emrys Evans, 10, Victoria Square, ABERAMAN-1. E. Thomas, 24, Lewis Street. MOUNTAIN ASH-D. Williams, 78, Commercial Street. TRECYNON.-J. & R. J. Smith, 70, Mill Street. Summer Clearance Sale. Large Stock of Clothing, Men's Underwear, &cM to be cleared at Ridiculous Prices. Just appointed Sole Agent for 'MOCCASIN' BOOTS, (Half Sizes, Six Widths), FOR HP AND SONS OF MEN, TO BE OBTAINED in this District OfUY of MORRIS JACOBS, Ffrwd Crescent, Mountain Ash. Write for Free Booklet. CLOTH HALL, MOUNTAIN ASH. J. L. ROBERTS Begs to inform his namerous Customers and General Public that he has secured Wonderful Bargains in Laces, Lace Scarves, Lace Collarettes, Ladies' Blouses, Belts, Hosiery, Etc., and will be offered for Sale each Day. SALE NOW ON. Our Millinery a Speciality. All work done by Experienced Milliners. Note the Address:— J. L. ROBERTS, Cloth all, Mountain Ash.