A. J. PADDOCK, I Plumber, GasfittEi', Sanitary Engineer 25 and Electrician. Large Assortment of Sanitary and Gas Fittings kept in Stock. Prompt and persona! attention to all orders. Estimates Free. 24, Cardiff Street, ABERDARE. NAT. TEL. 147. I The Latest in Bedsteads is always to be seen at .r DTŒ HALL & SONS, PP", 0 THE COMPLETE FURNISHERS, J|^kyh^ 9, Cardiff St., A &'1AW=., Aberdare. a ^So/e Agents for the Wew ■" Shakespearian and J ;-•$*" Whjtgift .Beds. Call and ask to see them. All Goods delivered free in our own Vans. Empress Roller Skating Rink, Pavilion, Mountain Ash. The fountain As Baqd plays ^fierqoori artd Eveqiqg Sessioqs. THREE SESSIONS DAILY, 11 to 1, 2.30 to 5.30, and 7.30 to 10.30. Admission, 6d. Skates Is. all Sessions. Season Books, 40 Tickets £2.. B. H. GOODKIN, Manager. I. E. TH^^S,^ M.PJ8., Medical Hall, Aberaman. Sight Scientifically Tested. No Fee for Examination. Attendance daily.. LOOK OUT for the Downfall of China. BIG REDUCTION IN PRICES. Selling off at MARKET ST., ABERDARE. Glass, China and Earthenware. Sale to commence at 6 o'clock sharp, EVERY S T U D Ai, Y EVEfiifJG, uqtil further qotice. BUSINESS ADDRESS F. J. TWISSELL I j 38, Commercial St., ABERDARE. Merthyr Tydfil Union. Tenders for Furnishing. THE Merthyr Tydfil Board of Guard- ians invite Tenders for the Fur- nishing of the new Receiving Home for children at Aberdare. Printed Schedules of the Furniture required càr;, be obtained from me, or from the Superintendent of the Training School, Aberdare. 0 Samples of the Furniture may be seen at the Training School, Aberdare, upon application to the Superintendent, and the Furniture to be supplied must be according to such samples. Sealed Tenders, endorsed Tender for Furnishing Receiving Home," must reach me by the 3rd November, 1909. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. By order, FRANK T. JAMES, Clerk to the Guardians. 134, High street, Merthyr Tydfil, 19th October, 1909. j W. Winstone Rees, ABERDARE (10 years with Messrs. Thos. Phillips and Son, Solicitors), Auctioneer, Valuer, Accountant, Auditor, House Agent, &c. Tradesmen's Books entered up. Balance Sheets and Income Tax Returns prepared. Typewriting, Copying, Engrossing. County Court work undertaken. Mortgages arranged at any moment. To Painters. THE Management Committee of the JL Cwmdare Building Club invite tenders for the outside painting of 55 houses situated at Cwmdare, Tenders to be in the hands of the secretary, Mr D. R. Griffiths, Pantglas, Aberdare, by 12 noon on Thursday, October 28th, 1909 = JALAL DEEN, Indian Oculist and Piles Specialist, Can be consulted Every Week Free of Charge Monday and Tuesday, at 10, Tylacelyq Road, Peqygraig, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Britannia Inn, Aberdare, I On Headaches, Deafness, Eyes, Piles, I Paralysis, Gout, Chronic Rheumatism, Sciatica, Indigestion, Liver, Heart and Kidney Diseases, Running Sores, Con- I gealed Blood, Eczema, &c. 15, Seymour-street, Aberdare, To Jalal Deeri, Esq. Oct. 6th, 1909. Dear Sir,—This is to certify that I have been under your treatment suffering with a bad heart and' liver complaint for two years. Am pleased to say that after only three weeks I am completely cured.— Thankfully yours, H. WILLIAMS. 4, Railway Side, Cemetery Road,, Porth, Mr. Jalal Dean. Oct. 12th, 1909. i Dear Sir,—I have suffered from bleed- ing, burning, a,nd itching Piles. The pains at times were almost unbearable, and the irritations kept me awake at night. I could not sleep, and could not sit hardly for the last ten years. I have tried no end of ointments and other reme- dies, but all in vain. At last I decided to try your treatment, and after 4 weeks' treatment I am completely cured.—I re- main, yours truly, SAMUEL HUGHES. PRINTING of every Idescription neatly and promptly executed at the "Leader Office, Market Street, Aberdare, at most moderate prices. Aberdai-e ad District Chamber of Trade. Earlier Closing Of Shops. NOTICE. ON MONDAY, November 1st nexV and on every Monday thereafter^ all Shops in the town and district o Aberdare will close at 7 p.m. Aberdare Education j Society. I A Meeting; of the Society will be held at the Higher Standard Schools, when the President, Mr J. Griffiths Park Schools, will deliver an address. All interested in Education are heartily invited to attend. Membership fee for the Session Is. Meeting to commence at 7.30. Grand Theatre, ABERAMAN. Monday, Oct. 25, & durmg the week Special and Expensive Engagement of Miss ELLA'S EDUCATED LIONS. EL ROY, The Armless Wonder, does with his feet what most people cannot do with their hands. Kissie Dagmar, Vocalist. The Boston Twins, Comedy Knockabouts. Many other turns. All the Latest Pictures on the Bioscope. NOTE CHANGE OF TIME: Curtain will rise 7.15 p.m. Seats can now be booked at Messrs Phillips, Music Warehouse, Canon street, Aberdare, and Messrs T. Howells & Son, Printers, Lewis street, Aberaman. NEW PUBLIC HKLL, ABERDKRE Amalgamated Society Railway Servants, Aberdare Branch. saed CONCERT Sacred Under the auspices of the above Society will be given in the above hall on Sunday, Oct. 24th, 1909, when the following talented Artistes have kindly promised to take part. Miss M. Phillips, soprano Mr Llew Jones, tenor; Mr D. Landeg, baritone; Mr 0. Donovan, bass (Merthyr); violinist, Mr W. Carrol; pianoforte, Master Fred Williams elocutionist, Mr Fred Pritchard assisted by the • Orpheus Glee Society, leader, Mr 1. Davies; accompanist, Mr T. Lewis, Aberdare. Doors open 7.30 p.m. Commence at 8. Admission, Silver Collection. Proceeds in aid of Mr Thomas Jones, Fireman, T.V.R., who has been ill for over two years. JUBILEE OF THE English Wesleyal1 Chapel ABERDARE. The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the above Chapel will be held on Sunday, October 31st, 1909, when sermons will be preached at 11 and 6 o'clock by REV. T. HARDY BANKS, B.A., Of Cardiff, Chairman of the District, and at 2.30 by REV. Ll. ALFRED JONES, Welsh Wesleyan Minister, Aberdare. The Jubilee Celebration will be continued on Thursday, November 4bh, Prayer Meeting at 10.a.m. Sermons by Rev.T, Russell Watson, of Cardiff, at 1. and Rev, David Young, of Exeter, at 3.30 p.m. A LUNCHEON will be provided in the Schoolroom at 12.45, Chairman, W. L. GOLDSWORTHY, ESQ., Newport. Tickets, 1/6 each. Tea at 5 o'clock, Tickets, 6d. each, A GREAT PUBLIC MEETING Will be held in the chapel at 7 o'clock. Addresses by Rev. D, YOUNG &Rov.T. R. WATSON, Circuit Ministers, and others. Chair to be taken by D. HANNAH, ESQ., of Fernd,ale. Hymn Copies provided. Collections at each service in aid of the recent extensive Chapel Renovntions. Coal Miners. Lessons by Post. I Syllabus free. The Universal IVSirairsg School, (281), CARDIFF. IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. ry Mother who ruin* *.&» Hesdih and j_ Mother who ruin* r;b.& Hesdih and ( i^nlmags of am" CMtd should UlI0 NURSlBY • POMADE. Cm* application ki¡!2 all ¡H L!! 'l1d Wrraia, beatifies and ^tr»cfth#n3 the Hair, In TiM, 64d. aad ,d. Postage id. Goo. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by all Chamiate. on Smviiig Harrison's Pomade, for Aberdare-—jgtnryg ug, fmist. 9-lfl, Victoria BqTtar-u; Aber- «.raaa, 1. Th«aa». A SET OF LANTERN SLIDES, Together with notes dealing with some of the most beautiful parts of North and Mid Wales, may be had on Loan by any- one desirous of giving Lantern Lectures on Wales, on application to the General Manager, Cambrian Railways, Oswestry. To prevent disappointment, early appli- cation should be made for a set to be booked, stating whether coloured or un- coloured Slides are preferred. Prepaid Small Advertisements. Inserted at the following specially low rates. One week 4 wks. 18 wks s. d, s, d. si (I 20 words 0 6 1 6 3 6 28 0 9 09 2 3 5 3 36" 1 0 3 0 7 0 Remittances may be made by Postal ] Orders or half-penny stamps, If not prepaid double rate will be charged. Advertisement and Publishing Offices Market Street, Aberdare. SITUATIONS VACANT. WANTED a boy about 14 or 15. One accustomed to horses preferred. —Apply M., LEADER Office. i WANTED two Boys newly left school VV preferred. W. H. Smith and Son, 1 Duke Street, Aberdare. NURSE-GIRL, clean and willing, age about 15. Apply—l, Gordon Villas, Cwmbach Road, Aberdare. WANTED. 2 Rooms (furnished) in one of the main streets in Aberdare, or Gadlys Eoad.— Apply Rooms, LEADER Office. WANTED to buy Second-hand Single Set Silver Mounted Harness.— Apply 242, LEADER Office. WANTED for the winter season, two or three nights weekly, qualified teacher in Co-operative Book-keeping.— Apply stating experience, qualifications, and terms, together with copies of two references, by Tuesday next, Oct. 26, to Co- operative Secretary, Park Road, Aber- aman. HOUSE, not less than 6 rooms, in Aber- dare or Trecynon. Respectable ten- ant.—Apply House, LEADER Office, Aber- dare. YOUNG LADY requires Private Sitting Room and Bedroom, in or near Aber- dare. Apply-R.M., LEADER Office. M FOR SALE. HOUSE and Shop (No. 8, Windsor Ter- n race, Abernant).—Apply F. W. Forey, 5, Cynon Side, Robertstown, or LEADER Office, Aberdare. HOUSE in splendid condition and in good position in Aberdare.—For particulars, apply G. D., LEADER Office. A GREAT BARGAIN. A couch and 4 chairs (nearly new;, green plush, for £ 2 10s.—Apply, Furniture, LEADER Office. Double Bass 'Cello, Three Strings, Machine Head, cost 15 guineas. What offers ? Apply— F.A., LEADER Office. TO LET. COMFORTABLE Lodgings for two re- spectable young men.—Apply N. T. LEADER Office. MISCELLANEOUS. MADAME ZIPPIA, Diploma Palmist, is paying her 7th visit to Aberdare. Consultations at 16, High Street. Fee Is. only. Bazaars attended, Everyone speaks well of HEALO Skin Ointment, and you will not regret sending to Maurice Smith. Ph.C., F.S.M.C., Kid- derminster, for a free sample. It never fails to allay any irritation, and besides bsung the beat cure for Eczema, Burns, Wounds, Piles, Sore Heads, Ring Worms, etc. Its marvellous soothing and healing effect proves it best of all cures for Bad Legs. Large Boxes Is. each. Local Agents: Evans, Chemist, Victoria Square, Aberdare; Williams, Chemist, Aber- cvnon; Chapham, Cwmaman; Jones, Chemist, Penrhiwceiber. WALLPAPERS from lid. per roll. Vv Any quantity, large or small, sup- plied at Wholesale Prices. Our stock **caeds 250,000 rolls of all classes. Write inr patterns stating what class you re- quire.—(Dept. 147) Barnett Wallpaper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. MASSTON'S, 24, Bradford St., Bir- mingham. Modern light Funeral J~oek, sale or hire. New and Second- hand, 50, low prices, easy terms, Hearses, Cars, Coaches, Brakes, Landaus, Han- (?ozns, -820. Illustrated catalogues and prices trwa. ADVICE free for stamp. Mrs Stewart Lady Specialist. Safe and certain remedy.—Address, 9, Guinea street, Bristol. BAZAAR Goods.—Special, Id. and 6Jd, Greatest variety and value in trade Wholesale only.—SALMON and MAT- THEWMAN, LTD., Plough Buildings Gloucester street, Birmingham. Mention this paper.
AN IDEAL LANDLORD. j IN these days when such odium is attached to landlords and landlordism in general it is refreshing to come across a landowner of the type of Mr Windsor T 1 "1 juetvis, wno owns consiaeraoie property in the neighbourhood of Llwydcoed, and whose munificence is proverbial, One phase of Mr Lewis' genorosity is the letting of cottages to poor 'widows in the locality of Llwydcoed' at a nominal rental. This he has done for years. In the words of Job he has caused the widow's heart to sing for joy." But Mr Lewis' mupificence does not end here. He has given a large slice of land, in a most convenient spot in Llwydcoed, free to the villagers as a recreation ground. If every hamlet in the Aber- dare Valley had its Windsor Lewis what a boon it would be in these days, when the cry for open spaces is continually dinned into our ears, and when there is such an outcry against juvenile games in the public streets. We have still another instance of Mr Lewis' thought- ful generosity. In order to encourage
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Postal Promotion. IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT FOR j AN ABERDARE MAN. Mr. T. Lloyd Davies, overseer at the Aberdare Post Office, has been appointed by the Postmaster General to be Post- master of Porth. Porth is the new Head Office for the two Rhonddas. Mr. Lloyd Davies, who is only 35 years of age, entered the Aber- dare Post Office in 1886. Seven years ago he was appointed overseer. Mr. Davies is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Davies, Tanybryn-street, Aberdare, and a brother to Mr. William Davies, county mining lecturer, and Mr. Ben -Davies of the Higher Standard School, Aberdare. J
Letters to the Editor. THE COMING ELECTION. Sir, It being stated upon good authority that Mr. W. Thomas, High Constable of Aberdare, has been asked to f stand as a Liberal Candidate at the next Parliamentary Election, may I suggest that the Aberdare Chamber of Trade, or some other influential body who has the true interests of the Borough at heart, form themselves into a deputation for the purpose of inviting Mr. Thomas to contest the Borough at the next Parlia- mentary Election. From what we know of Mr. Thomas' opinions, of his integrity and determin- ation, it is evident that he is a person well suited to look after the interests of the constituency. The Borough is increasing in prosperi- ty and importance. We now require a representative who will move with the times, and secure for us the advantages and privileges of which an ever-increasing community stands in need. The least we as constituents of the Borough can do, especially those of the town of Aberdare, is to extend an invita- tion to Mr. Thomas, who has ever proved himself a diligent, disinterested worker in looking after our interests.-Y ours, AN ADMIRER.
Visitor: Can you tell me where Mr. Greencorn's cottage is?" Country Youth: "I can for twopence." Visitor: "Here you are; now, where is it?" Country Youth: "It's burned down." t
Quarter Sessions. LOCAL CASES. OLD PENSIONER ACQUITTED. Edmund David, farmer, was indicted for making a false representation respect- ing a certificate of baptism for the pur- pose of obtaining an old age pension at Rhigos. Mr. Herbert prosecuted, and Mr. Bowen Dayies defended. The allegation was that the defendant being about to apply for an old age pen- sion went to the Rev. Canon Lewis, of Ystradyfodwg, for a certificate of his bap- tism. There was none in the register, whereupon defendant, seeing an entry of the baptism of his aunt, obtained a cer- tificate of her baptism for the purpose, he said, of showing to his friends. Sub- sequently he applied for a pension, and when called on by one of the pension officers to prove his age, showed him a certificate which had manifest alter- ations, and it was alleged that the certi- ficate of the aunt had been so tampered with that it was made to bear his name and a date 10 years later. The certificate was sent to Canon Lewis, who sent it on to the Rev. LI. Jenkins, RecW of Pen- deryn, to show to the defendant. Defend- ant was alleged to have told Mr. Jenkins that the certificate was altered by a tra- veller. It was subsequently returned to Canon Lewis, who, not knowing a crimin- al charge was pending, destroyed it. Defendant now denied knowing the cer- tificate had been altered, and said he was unable to write, and could not have al- tered it. Defendant was found not guilty, and the Chairman, in discharging him, said the jury had taken a very merciful view of the case, and advised him to be very careful in future. ABERDARE WOUNDING CHARGE. Griffith Hughes (53), collier, pleaded guilty to maliciously wounding his nephew, Thomas Davies, at Aberdare on September 13. Mr. Douglas Lewis (instructed by Mr. Griffith T. Davies, Aberdare) said that after an altercation in it public-house prisoner struck his nephew, several times with a glass measure. A fine of 20s. or fourteen days was im- posed. Mr. H. Stowe, instructed by Mr. W. Thomas, defended. NOT GUILTY. William Prince (28), labourer, was found not guilty on a charge of stealing 34s. from Charles Hainsman at Ynys- boeth. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr. AV,- T. Howell, Aberaman) prosecuted. MISSING WHISKEY. John Morris was charged with stealing whiskey from the Castle Inn, Aberaman. Mr. Lewis (instructed by Mr. W. T. Howell) prosecuted, and Mr. H. Stowe (instructed by Mr. W. Thomas) defended. Defendant was sentenced to one day's imprisonment, which meant his immedi- ate discharge.
Free Church Work. ADDRESS BY THE REV T. RICHARDS. At Noddfa Chapel, Mountain Ash, on Tuesday evening, the Rev. T. Richards, President of the South Wales Federation of Free Churches, delivered an address on Free Church Work." The meeting was opened by the Rev. T. Anthony. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. O. Jen- kins, who compared the privileges of the Free Churches with those of the past. They believed in a free church in a free state. In the past they had been willing J to exist as isolated factors without any, opportunity of co-operating. Now they, stood for unity because they all knew, that in that unity lay their strength. The banner of union was being woven of finer material than the banner of separation. They were descendants of the old Puri- tans, and they were proud of it. Puri- tanism was not to be mocked at, for the old spirit was becoming alive again. The temper of Nonconformity was never more vigorous than it was to-day, and they were realising that they were the greater partners in the religious work of the pres- ent time. However much parsons and publicans sneered at them, and called them political dissenters, they deemed it their duty to raise polities to a higher level. How many members of the Urban District Council, especially those mem- bers of the Free Churches, had raised their voices against the degrading and demoralising boxing contests, the effects of which they had not heard the last of? It was because of their profound belief in those principles that they supported the budget. The land question was being tackled and he would like to see all stolen land given back to the people, and. with compound interest. The Rev. Thomas Richards thaifked the chairman for his admirable speech, and congratulated the Council upon their ex- cellent work. They had heard in the exe- cutive council of their work, and espec- ially in reference to their splendid fight against sport in its most debasing form. It was well to continue the fight, for al- though that Pavilion was at present a skating rink, they never knew at what moment those degrading spectacles would be re-commenced. He appealed to every one to drive the demon of iniquity from their midst. It was a vice quite foreign to the Principality. He was not speak- ing of those poor fellows up and down the valley, but of those bettors, gamblers, and bloodsuckers who came from other cities, to fool, swindle, and defraud the young men of the valley. The men who came there were abominable in their habits and their language vile, and alto- gether were not fit to walk the earth. The- executive heartily sympathised with them, and congratulated them on tb strenuous opposition they had put for. ward. He was glad to speak on the, question of unity amongst the Free Churches. They had been taunted by the Roman and Anglican Churches that they had differences; but their differences were not as great as the differences be- tween the High Churchman and the Low Churchman. He had heardoof Church Congresses where they quarrelled like cats. He was pleased to hear of the gradual drawing in of the Baptists; for what difference was there between the Congregationalist and the Baptist? Only a little river. Let them be true to their own church. He had no toleration for the religious gipsy. He could under- stand a man from deep conviction chang- ing his denomination, but he had no sym- pathy with the man who went flitting about from church to church. They were met there, not as denominationalists, but as Free Churchmen. They were called Nonconformists and Dissenters, but those were only negative terms. The speaker objected to the implied insult in the ques- tion, Are you a Churchman? or Are you a Nonconformist? He would remind them they were high churchmen as well as free churchmen, and so high that they could not allow anyone to come between them and their God. Thev were free from the domination of the" nrip=tf nnrl they wished to work according to the di £ tatqs of their own conscience. They be- lieved in Disestablishment, and they had lately heard a lot about confiscation and robbery, just as, they did 12 months ago OV+f j Llc:™s,lng Bill. The Church was petted, spoiled, and pampered by the State; there was one church in the midst of many others, which received from the btate a motherly smile, whilst the re- mainder received the step-motherlv frown. He agreed with the chairman as to social equality and social justice. He did not think it was the work of the church to throw itself into party politics, but something higher, to send forth work- ers in the cause of social work.
Chinese pigs are affected with tubercu- losis. What about the pig-tail?
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gardening among the working classes he offered prizes for the best kept gardens by his Llwydcoed tenants. In another column will be found a report of the distribution of prizes to the successful ones, which took place at Llwydcoed last week. Though it is to be regretted that some who own gardens did not avail themselves of this gentleman's offer, it is, on the other hand, compli- mentary to the Llwydcoedites that so many of them entered the competition with alacrity, and emerged from it with flying honours. Gardening can be made a profitable as well as a pleasant occupation, and! now with so much leisure at their disposal colliery workers are enabled to give much attention to this interesting and edifying pursuit. That many other landlords will emulate Mr Windsor Lewis is our earnest prayer.