PARK PICTURE PALACE, Gadlys MANAGER WALTER HOPCROFT. JfBXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME. MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, "THE MESSIAH" See Story in another column. I THURSDAY FRIDAY, & SATURDAY, "MACBETH" I The well known Shakespearian Play. Send your Children to our Matinee on Saturday Morning, at 11 o'c'ooh, when Mr. Hoperoft will personally look well after them. Continuous Performance from 3 to 10.30. Prices, 3d., 4d., 6d., 9d. & 1s. PARK'S THE PLACE. PARK'S THE PLACE. OPENED 28TH MAY. )') IIIF" The Great Attraction of 1914 mi Excursions are being arranged from all parts of the Kingdom for this Exhibition. TmiQT £ \l MAY TO XJlVlJ A vL OCTOBER INTERNATIONAL MAY TO OCTOBER EXHIBITION | ———— Band of H.M. Irish Guards. ——— Pipers and Dancers of Seaforth Highlanders. ———— Exhibition Military Band. ———— On 13th June: THE IMPERIAL CHOIR (1200 Voices) Conducted by Dp. CHARLES HARRIS. 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Now is the time to order one FROM SHEEN, ABERDARE Sole District Agent, TO PAINTERS. WANTED Tenders for Painting the Carpenters Arms, Trecynon. — Apply on the premises. NOTICE. TENDERS are invited for the Paint- ing of Railway Bar, 17 Duke Street, and Locomotive Inn, Aberdare. Also making new frontage for 17 Duke Street. Plans and Specifications may b3 seen at the Locomotive Inn. PUBLIC NOTICE. JOHN W. HEK, Crown Hotel, <J Aberdare, begs to give the Public Notice that he has taken over the Aberdare Athletic Ground. All applications for Sports, Cricket and Football Matches, Band Competitions, please apply for terms as above. WORKMEN'S HALL, ABERCYNON. The Fourth Annual EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above Hall On MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1914. ADJUDICATORS: Music: Mr. ARTHUR E. DAVIES, FR.C.O., A.R.C.M., Swansea; Mr. TOM MORGAN, F.V.C.M., Abercynon, and Mr. W. THOMAS, F.V.C.M., A.Mus., Abercynon. Literary: Mr. PHILIP DA VIES, Blaengarw. 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SMITH, 43 Lewis Street, Aberaman, Lessee and Caterer at the Park ABERDARE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. NOTICE is hereby given that it is the intention of the above Coun- cil to apply on or after the 13th July, 1914, to the Local Government Board for confirmation of Bye Laws proposed to be made by the said Council with re- spect to New Streets in the Urban Dis- trict of Aberdare. A copy of the said Bye Laws will be deposited at the Town Hall, Aberdare, for one calendar month after the date hereof, for inspection by any ratepayers in the said Urban District. Dated this 30th day of May, 1914. D. LLEWELLYN GRIFFITHS, Clerk to the Council. TO PAINTERS. TENDERS are invited for Painting the Outside Woodwork and Iron- work at Noddfa Chapel, Godreaman. Sealed endorsed tenders to be sent to the undersigned, from whom all par- ticulars may be had, by Saturday next, May 30th, 1914. Lowest or any tender rot necessarily accepted. W. R. MORGAN, Godreaman Post Office, Aberdare. MERTHYR TYDFIL UNION. Appointment of Non-Resident Painter and Decorator. THE GUARDIANS of the above Unioij invite applications for the Appointment of Working Painter and Decorator for their Institutions. Can- didates to be eligible must be fully com- petent Painters and Decorators. Wages, eightpence per working hour, payable weekly. Any further information can be ob- tained from the Master of the Work- house (Mr D. J. Williams), Merthyr Tydfil. Applications with copies of three re- cent Testimonials must be in my hands not later than Monday, the loth day of June next, and should be made upon J Forms which may be obtained from me upon either a personal or a written ap- plication, in the latter case enclosing a stamped addressed foolscap envelope. By Order, FRANK T. JAMES, Clerk. 134 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. ¡ VPARTMENTS to let or wanted. Try a small advertisement in the Aberd a're Leader." Hundreds suited 16 words for 6d. E. F. 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BiBTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS. DEATH. PARKER.—On the 27th inst., at the Prince of Wales, Abercwmboi, Kath- leen, dearly loved child of Sam and Gertrude M. Parker, aged nine months. Funeral Friday at Maesyr- arian, Mountain Ash. Private. IN MEMORIAM. CARNEY.—In loving memory of C. Carney, beloved husband of A. M. Carney, Weatheral Street, Aberdare, who passed away May 28, 1912. Until the day breaks and shadows flee away." From his sorrowing Widow and Sons. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. JONES.—The children of the late Mrs. Margaret Jones, 13 Church Row, Trecynon, desire to tender their sin- cere thanks to all friends for sym- pathy shown to them during their recent sad bereavement. ANTHONY.—The daughters of the late Mrs. Anthony, 14 Seymour Street, Aberdare, desire to express their sincere gratitude to the many friends who forwarded them messages of sympathy in their bereavement. EVANS.—Mrs. E. Evans and children, 19 Church Row, Trecynon, take this opportunity to express their thanks to the numerous friends who sent messages of sympathy to them in their recent sad bereavement. BAKER.NLIr Harry Williams, Canon Street, Aberdare, desires to tender his sincere thanks for the messages of sympathy tendered to him on the demise of his aunt, Mrs. Baker, fruiterer; also for floral tributes. JONES.—Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones and family, Llanwonno Road, Cwm- aman, beg to tender their sincere thanks to their numerous friends for expressions of sympathy extended to them in their sad bereavement; also for floral tributes.
"You think the British people lack a sense of humour?" "Yes," replied the frank visitor from abroad; "other- wise you wouldn't find so many people weighing over two hundred pounds who dance the tango." Of course you have made some pro- mises you didn't keep?" "Yes," re- plied the great statesman. "But I never yet broke a promise to a man without giving him a better one in its stead."
Siloa, Aberdare. On Sunday last a Cymanfa Ganu was held at Siloa Congregational Chapel, Aberdare. The genial pastor, the Rev. D. Silyn Evans, presided at all the meetings, which were well attended, the huge edifice being crammed at the even- ing service. At the morning service Mr. William Thomas offered prayer to commence, and Mr. Jonah Davies closed in prayer. The pastor catechised the children in "Ein Gwaredwr." Their answers were very satisfactory. Several hymns were sung, including" Awn ninnau i'r nefoedd" by Dr. Joseph Parry; "Mae'r Iesu'n derbyn plant" (Meudwy Davies), and "Heatherdale" (Dr. Caradog Roberts). Mr. John Rees sang "There is a green hill far away" (Gounod) effectively.—A feature of the afternoon meeting was a stirring ad- dress by Major Jonah Evans (S.A.), Oswestry, a brother to Mr. David Evans, Dover Place.—At the evening service the chant, "Canaf i'r Arglwydd ganiad newydd" was rendered Also the hymn- tune, "Siloa," by Mr. Gwilym Jones, a young composer from the church. "Gosteg, for was sung with much fer- vour, and "Crist, y graig yn dal" pro- duced much hwyl and several repeats. Also the anthem, "Cyfoda, llewyrcha," and Cyril Jenkins' requiem in memory of the late Emlyn Evans were well ren- dered. Miss Rachel Davies sang "0, aros gyda mi" (Liddell) very sweetly. Throughout the meetings the catechis- ing of the children by the pastor and Mr. David Phillips brought forth ex- cellent responses. The conductor, Mr. W. J. Evans, testified that he had attend- ed about 550 Cymanfaoedd Canu in all, and never had he heard better replies to J "Holi'r pwjic" than by i children that morning. They had been trStned bv Messrs. Evan Williams and David Phillips. The organist for the day was Mr. J. J. Williams, A.L.C.M. In the evening Mr. W. Thom&3 proposed a vote of thanks to the Conductor M of- ganist and all who had laboured to make the Cymanfa a success. Mr. Richard Morgan, in seconding, remarked that ribald singing was dying out and that the music of the sanctuary was attaining a higher standard. Responding Mr. W. J. Evans paid a compliment to those who had laboured with the chil- dren. This was endorsed by the pastor. A party of nine young ladies gave a splendid rendering of de Lloyd's Cysegrwn flaenffrwyth." Prayer was offered by Mr. David Davies, It is worthy of note that the huge choir, who acquitted themselves so well, are all ad- herents of Siloa Church.
a Salem, Tresalem. Dan nawdd Cymdeithas Ddiwylliadol y Bobl Ieuainc cynhaliwyd Eisteddfod Gadeiriol yn y lie uchod dydd Llun. Llywydd, Parch. J. D. Rees. Berniaid: Canu, Mr. Meth Lloyd, G. and L. (Pen- cerdd Morlais), Dowlais; amrywiaeth, Parch. D. Bassett, Gadlys; ambulance, Dr. J. M. Wilson, Trecynon; mining, Mr. W. H. Davies, M.E., Cwmdar. Cyfeilyddion, Miss Lilian F. Rees a Master E. J. Llewelyn. Gwobrwyon: Cor Plant, "Cysegriad," Cwmdar (Mr. D. Walis Jones). Unawd Soprano, "Llythyr fy Mam," Miss Amy Jenkins, Penrhiwceiber. Unawd i Ferched dan 16, "Wyres Fach Ned Puw," 1, Miss Maggie James, Llanfyrnach; 2, Katie Forey, Aberdar. Unawd i fechgyn dan 16, "Yr Hogyn Drwg," Morris Morgan, Gadlys; 2, Johnny Price, Robertstown. Unawd Tenor, "Melys cofio'r Amser Gynt," William Morgan, Trecynon. Unawd Tenor, U Cartref," T. Davies, Heolgerrig. Unawd Bass, "Mae'th Dad wrth y llyw," John Edwards, Gadlys. 'Pedwarawd, "Y Bwthyn ar y Bryn," Cwmdar, Dan Bowen a'i barti. Unawd ar y berdoneg, "Sanctus," 1, Miss Wil- liams, Broniestyn; 2, Miss G. Thomas, Robertstown. Eto i blant, "The first two movements of Gipsy," 1, Huldah C. Bassett, Gadlys; 2, M. Richards, Bron- iestyn Terrace. Her adroddiad: Mr. Wil- liam Jenkins (Meirionydd) a enillodd y gadair. Adroddiad i blant dan 16, 1, Eva; 2, Morris Morgan, Gadlys. Englyn, u. Cerbydau Trydanol," Ab Hevin. Mining, ateb dau ofyniad mewn theory, D. J. Thomas, Cwmdare. Am- bulance, ateb gofyniadau mewn theory, 1, Tom Polly, Abernant; 2, Watkin Rogers, Aberdar. Ysgrifenydd, Mr. D. Byrfon Davies; trysorydd, Mr. J. I. Davies.
Cricket. Mountain Ash Higher Standard School played Cvfarthfa Castle Second- ary School Senior XI. at Mountain Ash on Saturday. Score:—Higher Stand- ard: G. Ishmael, b Roderick, 2; W. Bevnon, b Jones, 2; H. Britten, b Jones, 6; Tom Lewis, c A. Thomas, b Roderick, 0; Tom Powell, b Roderick, 1; Bert Mills, c Roderick, b Jones, 0; Dan Jones, c Lewis, b Jones, 3; S. Howells, c Turner, b Roderick, 0; C. Thomas, not out, 9; H. Pryty, b Roder- ick, 1; Emlyn Carr, run out, 4; extras, 5; total, 33. Cyfarthfa Castle School: L. Williams, b Lewis, 1; J. Martin, run out, 6; M. Roderick, lbw, b Lewis, 0 \V. J. Jones, c Thomas, b Lewis, 12; F. Davies, b Lewis, 0; H. Morris, b Ish- mael, 7; R. Thomas, c Ishmael, h Lewis, 0, A. Thomas, c Thomas, b Lewis, 2; T. W. Thomas, c Pryty, b Lewis, 0; L. Turner, not out, 1; D. G. Lewis, c Ish- mael, b Lewis, 0; extras, 4; total, 33. Tom Lewis for the Higher Std. took 8 wkts for 16 runs, and Roderick for the Castle School 5 wkts for 10 runs. With four wickets to fall Cyfarthfa re- quired 2 runs to win, but only succeed- ed in making 1, Ishmael taking a re- markable single-handed catch which dis- missed the last man, and kept the scores equal. -m.
Lord Aberdare's Statue. The statue of the late Lord Aberdare. which now stands in Howard Gardens, Cardiff, is to be re-erected in the Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, op- posite the main entrance to the Uni- versity College. The site was recom- mended by Councillor A. C. Kirk (chair- man of the Cardiff Property and Mar- kets Committee) and the present Lord Aberdare, and the committee adopted ) < the recommendation, last Monday. t I
Aberdare Municipal ] Employees' Wages. j A special meeting of the Aberdare District Council was held on Tuesday evening to consider the application of 1 the Council workmen for an all-round 1 increase. The meeting was held in private, and Mr R. Llewelyn, agent of the Municipal Employees' Society, was present on behalf of the men.
Dropped Dead on the Road. While following his employment as roadman under the Aberdare District Council, John Smith, a resident of Green Fach, fell dead on Gadlys Road last Tuesday morning. He was a single man, and about 40 years of age. He was subject to fits. An inquest will be held.
TRECYNON. SCALDING FATALITY. On Satur- day morning, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, an inquest was held touching the death of James Ernest Welsh, 44 Harriet Street, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Alfred Welsh. It appears that on Wednesday morning the mother, Mrs. Welsh, was preparing the day's washing, and had taken a boiler of hot water from off the fire, and placed it by the door. Deceased ran into the house and fell into the hot water. The little lad was severely scalded about the buttocks, left side of chest, and also on the arms. Nurse Morgan, who lives close by, rendered first aid, and Drs. Banks and Neilson were immediately in attendance. The child died on Friday morning. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned by the jury, and the coroner expressed sym- pathy with the mother. The interment took place on Monday at the New Cemetery, the Rev. Evan Thomas, St. Fagan's, officiated. Beautiful floral tri- butes were given: (1) Mrs. James, Bridgend Inn; (2) Mr. and Mrs. Mor- gan, grandparents; (3) uncles; (4) aunts; (5) cousins; (6) parents. The mourners were: Father; Messrs. A. Welsh, grand- father; John House, uncle; E. Davies, David Long, D. Morgan, uncles. Much sympathy is felt for the family. AMBULANCE PRESENTATION. — The members of the Trecynon AinbuJ* once Class wound up the session with a meat-tea and presentation meeting at Miles' Restaurant &n May 15th.. Mr. E. D. IfUiIiptíreys, scoutmaster, Tre- I Cyiion, took the chair, and opened the second part of the proceedings with a bright and humorous speech. He also read letters of apology for being absent from Messrs. H. Rake, M.E., Trecynon, and W. H. Davies, M.E., Cwmdare. Mrs. (Dr.) Wilson was presented with a beautiful salad bowl by the members of the class. Mr. James Berry, in hand- ing over the present on behalf of the class, referred to the great services which Dr. Wilson had rendered to the ambulance cause in Trecynon for years. In spite of pressing professional duties the doctor had found time to attend the classes, and every pupil could testify to his invariable kindness and considera- | tion as a teacher. His loyalty to his classes and his efforts on their behalf II had made them love him, and they sincerely hoped his services would not be lost to them in future years. He had much pleasure in handing over that token to Dr. Wilson as a mark of their I appreciation of his services. Mr. D. G. Davies added a few remarks as a mem- 'I 'ber of the class for the last session.— Dr. Wilson, in responding, said he was very sorry Mrs. Wilson was unable to be present with, them that evening, but he wished to heartily thank them on her behalf as well as his own for their kind- ness to them. What he had done in the past amongst them had been a source of I pleasure to him, as he had always been greatly interested in ambulance work. Referring to what Mr..Berry had said, while he thoroughly appreciated a pressing invitation to become honorary surgeon to a neighbouring brigade, he felt that Trecynon had the first claim to his services, and he had, therefore, decided to accept the invitation of the Trecynon Brigade. This statement was heartily acclaimed and followed by the singing of For he's a jolly good fellow." He trusted that all the mem- bers of the brigade would do their best to make the brigade a strong and active one in the future. The following per- sons were presented with the prizes won by them in Dr. Wilson's recent competition: -The Rake Challenge Cup won by Mr. Harry Rees; handed over by Mr. H. Wheeler, superintendent of Trecynon Ambulance Brigade. Mr S Cole, Penywain, distributed the follow- \rgi~r Kr book, Mr- R- Llew Davies; (2) Medals, Messrs. William Morris George, W. Lloyd, D. W. George, and Geo. For- ward. Several humorous songs and re- citations were given bv members of the class, while the doctor obliged with a rendering of "Clementine." Mr. Morgan -Davies made an admirable accom- panist.
ABERDARE. WE ARE showing this week again the finest selection of Blouses in Mus- lins, Voyles, Silks, and Crepons. See our windows.—J. M. Evans, London W arehouse. ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday at dusk a young man, who is employed in the erection of the new Police Station, was cycling from Station Street to Cross Street. In crossing Cardiff Street he was knocked down by a down tram, but fortunately escaped without serious ;injury. OBITUARY.—Mr Dan Rhys, a native of Aberdare, who had resided in Car- narvon for about 35 years, occupying the position of chief clerk in the County Court Office, died on Wednes- day. Mr Rhys took a keen interest in Eisteddfodic and Welsh literary mat- ters. CHORAL SOCIETY.—The Aberdare Parochial Choral Society held their first recital of sacred music in St. Elvan's Church last Tuesday evening. There was a splendid congregation. The Rev. H. J. Griffith read a portion of Scripture, and the Rev. D. J. Row- land led in prayer. The following are the officers and members of the society Conductor, Mr Brychan Thomas organ- Ist, Mr R. E. Pegge; hon. treasurer, X' Fdwards, Lloyds Bank; hon. librarian, Mr J. M. Nicholas; hon. sec., Mr. R. W. Burgess. Sopranos: Mrs. M. Poole, Misses F. Dyer, M. B. Pen- nell, L. Irving, May Wyke, Elizabeth Jones, Gwen Beynon, C. Rate, H. M. Reynold's, Gwen Eynon, Lily Eynon, A. M. Anderson, Mrs. M. Thomas, Mrs. Spencer, Misses M. Thomas, G. B. Evans, Edith Wyke, S. Cole, Mrs. ( Pritchard, Misses M. Lewis, L. Prosser, i T. Burgess, J. Ingram, Vera Pardoe, G. i Williams, K. Parker, G. Brittain, M. A Jenkins, Magdalene Jenkins, Mrs. 1 Brittain, Mrs. Vincent, Misses L. t Lewis, E. Williams, A. Davies, M. r Jones, Miss Moses, Miss L. Marriott, h Mrs. M. J. Morgan. Misses L. Sheldon, v N. New, L. Lanman, Mrs. McQueen, I Misses L. Williams, J. Thomas, L. E. r lones. Altos: Misses Lilian Williams I Winifred Price, Eliz. M. Thomas' ( Violet Williams, inifred Farley, Annie- VIorgan, Eliz. Thomas, Annie Wood- ord, Mabel Gilbert, E. M. Cleveland,. B. Lewis, Florence Morgan, G. ■Jmith, Miss Cox, Misses Aland Evans, ignes Morgan, G. Hammond, Margaret l. Jones, Mrs. J. R. Thomas. Tenors: Messrs. Lewis Jones, T. J. Evans, A. J. Charles, James James, John Eynon". Sydney Rees, Thomas Walker, E. Rate, T. Elliot, Edgar J. Davies, Sid. Itees, W. Glynn .J one: J. Morgan, Ben, Lewis, E. Brough, C. Parker. Basses: Messrs. J. M. Nicholas, W. A. Pritch- ltnl, J. Thorney, W. A. Warren, George liewis, H. J. Bagshaw, Thos. H. Pugh, Trevor Jeffreys, H. Burgess, W. Mor- gan Jones, David Thomas, H. Trimm, M. W. Mills, Hugh Oxenhani, T. E. Powell, W. H. Rees, George Smith, Thomas Thomas, Henry Jones, Hughes, Arkwright, W. Sheldon, T. Roach, G. Matthews, Tom Rees, S. Pontin, J. R. Thomas, John Jones, Abraham James, R. W. Burgess. Appended is the pro- gramme:—Organ solos, (a) Nun dan- ket alle Gott," (b) "In Paradisum," Mr R. E. Pegge. Solo, "Eventide," Mrs. Poole. Chorus, Lead kindly light," the choir. Solo, "Abide with me," Mr. Arkwright. Chorus, "That God doth Love the World," the choir. Air, "Angels ever bright and fair," Miss Julia Ingram. Chorus, "The Gloria," the choir. Offertory Hymn, Glorious things of Thee are spoken." Solo, Lend me your aid," Mr. Sydney C Rees. Oratorio, "Latida Sion," the choir, Miss Gladys Brittain taking: the soprano solo. Quartette Soprano,- Miss Gladys Brittain; alto, Miss Annie- Morgan tenor, Mr Edgar J. Davies;. bass, Mr J. R. Thomas.
ABERAMAN. DEATH. Mrs. Margaret Jamee, wife of Mr. Thomas James, 1 Cynon Street, at one time shotman at the Aberaman P.D. Company Colliery, passed away on Wednesday after a pro- tracted illness, patiently borne. She was in her 62nd year. She was highly respected in the neighbourhood, and was a faithful member of Saron Congre- gational Church. Her only sister is Mrs. Harries, 38 George Street. Two sons and a daughter (Miss Lizzie Ann .3 James, member of Saron Dramatic So- ciety) are left. General sympathy is. extended to them.
RE BOARD OF GUARDIANS' ELEo. TRICAL CONTRACT. Sir,0h, for a business Board of Guardians! W4y squander YAO upon giving the work to a favoured (evidently) tenderer ? Mrs. Richards' excuse was, Why not experiment with the powers of the advert, "Lowest tender not necessar- ily acepted," but give the third from lowest a chance. Mr. Rees' best excuse' was that the tenderer had worked pre- viously for the board. What was this previous work? What was the amount of the tender? How does it pan out? Was there a loss on same, and are they trying to make it good by presentiiag him with £ 40 of other people's money? Very sweet of them. This favoured tradesman had done work before. Doee this mean that he is to continue to the end of time, independent of price or anything else to get their favours ? If so, why waste time and money (not their own) advertising, and thereby worrying and annoying other contractors. There is a big vein of dubiousness about ,the whole affair, and the fact of Mr. Prowle pledging his conscience on the deal shows weakness. What is it? Why does he not play the man? Mr. How- field supports the third from lowest tender, wishing to get the work "pro- perly carried out." This is sheer twaddle. Where does the specification come in and the Board's "expert" wh» supervises ? Does he wish us to believe that this gentleman is a novice, and cannot be trusted to get value for money when backed by specifications, etc., etc. He must think we are blind to be satis- fied with such "piffle." The public should have the names of the 12 "good and true" who voted against such do- ings.-Yours faithfully, REVULSION.
RE BOARD OF GUARDIANS ELECTRICAL TENDERS. Deal- ir,-I had peacefully passed aside this matter from my mind with the disdain it deserved, but in view of the correspondence in your Jast week's issue I appear to have no alternative hut to take action. I have no comment to pass on the action of the Guardians. ihts would be superfluous, and may be sately best left to the judgment of the public. Your correspondent Ann A. Fair would be well advised, in the event of interfering in any such affair in future, to discreetly adopt a more impartial at- titude and to strictly adhere to the opening phrase, viz., As an absolutely mdependent party." This course would probably prove to be more effectual in its purpose and would eliminate sus- picion as to the source from whence such might emanate. The reference to "ex- perience" is quite gratuitous, and as modesty forbids I cannot dwell on this, preferring to leave the same to the- judgment of those who really do know (A.A.F. admits ignoi-alice) what has been my experience both at home and- abroad. There is upon the firm's books some- hundreds of clients extending over the whole of South Wales and Monmouth- shire, and, as far as I am aware, there- is not one that can complain of our method of business or class of work exe- cuted; for we invariably strain a situ- ation to the limit, to satisfv and oblige a client. 1 ° In view of the foregoing it would be interesting to know what legitimate special reasons" the Guardians had for passing the tender. I incite them to. furnish me with these reasons, private- ly or publicly at their discretion.—I am, sir, yours faithfully, T. 0. MORGAN. For Accessories Co., Market St. P.S.-Will Mr H. Owen oblige with tha. name of the expert he refers to?
Politics at Glyn Neath. Mr. Hugh Edwards, M.P., on Thurs- lay night addressed a well-attended public meeting at Capel-y-Glvn, Glvn- reath. Councillor E. J. Hopkins pre- sided. Mr Hugh Edwards said that :he great question which was before. hem when he last appeared at Glyn- leath was that of the House of Lords. rhat question was now settled, and th, vill of the people prevailed, anld Mr. squith had stopped the veto of the ness-ropm taking its place. Mr Hugh Cdwards also addressed a meeting at Vmgwrsoh.