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I .goyg' Race (under 14) ••• ••• ••• 0 0 ••• 0 7 6 0 £ 0 2-STwds Handicap (Football riayers) 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 10 6 3 —120 yards Open Handicap. ••• ••• • •• 12 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4*440 yards Open Handicap. ••• ••• 6 0 0 ,v. 2 0 0 1 0 0 fi.-One mile Open Handicap. 6 0 0 2 0 0 I 0 0 6 —One mile Bicycle Race (open to Licensed Amateurs) 6 6 0. 2 2 0. 1 1 0 7 —Three mile Bicycle Race (open to Licensed Amateurs) 6 6 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 One mile Novice Bicycle Race (open to Licensed Amateurs). 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 10 6 F-R* -■-> NR»XR THE CHAMPION ATHLETE OF THE WORLD, WILL POSITIVELY M COMPETE AT THESE SPORTS, Enfry Form3 may be obtained of the Hon. Sec., GWILYM L. MORGAN, 3363 White Hart Hotel, Pontypridd. Public Notices. I WILLIAM ROGERS, of 6, Forest Road, • Treforest, hereby give notice that I am not responsible for any debts incurred by my wife, Sarah Ann Rogers, on or after this date. Dated July 2nd, 1897. 3310k (Signed) WILLIAM ROGERS. SAFE FOR CHILDREN. 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CARDIn-4, Queen Street: Attendance Daily-10 to 8 NEWPORT-20, High Street: Every Saturday—10 to 6 MERTHYR—67, High St.: Every Friday, 10 to 5. PONTYPRIDD-19. Market Square: Every Wednesday, 10 to 6. AU Consultations Free. Write for Pamphlet. TEETH. TEETH. TEETH. TEETH. 2530 TEETH. CWMPARK SECOND ANNUAL VEGETABLE, FLOWER, AND POULTRY SHOW, To be held MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 1897. OPEN CLASSES IN VEGETABLES & FLOWERS INCREASED PRIZE MONEY. The Cwmpark Brass, and Drum and Fife Bands, and the Treorky Royal Male Voice Party under the leadership of Mr W. Thomas, will be in attendance. For Schedules and Entry Forms, apply Hon Secretaries, 31, Baglan Street, Cwmpark, near Treorky. 3317 Entries close July 24th. TREHERBERT AND DISTRICT ANNUAL EXHIBITION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH. ENTRIES for Dogs, Poultry, Pigeons, Cage JUJ Birds, Cats, and garden produce close on Thursday, August 5th. Timbermen and colliers' timbering competition —First prize, 30s second prize, 20s; third prize 10s in each class. Entrance fee, Is 6d. Judges-T. Richards. Esq., M.E., Havod J. Picton, Esq., M.E., C.C., Blaengarw. The Treherbert Volunteer Band will play selections on the ground during the day. All kinds of refreshments will be provided on the ground. Admission Morning, 2s; Afternoon, Is; Evening, 6d. COME IN CROWDS. 3367 MOUNTAIN ASH ATHLETIC GROUND. A GRAND J) RUM AND FIFE BAND CONTEST Will be Held at the above Ground On Saturday, August 21st, 1897, When £ 26 15s. 6d. will be given in Prizes and other Trophies. Also a CHAMPION SILVER CUP, valued 10 guineas (presented by the Good Templar Societies of Mountain Ash) will be awarded to the Band winning 1st Prize three times in succession. Test Piece. I i\laritana (Wright and Round) Fu" r uticulars may be had of the Sec.— W. DAVIES, 15, Mount Pleasant Ter race, 3^33 Miskin, Mountain Ash. Pnblie Notices, FERNDALE I athletic jspoRTS GREAT BANK HOLIDAY ATTRACTION! THE above Sports will be held on the Fern- dale Athletic Grounds on Mabon's Day, August 2nd, 1897. Enormous sums to be given in prizes. The events include :— 120 Yards Boys' Handicap. 120 Yards Open Handicap. 440 Yards Open Handicap. One Mile Open Handicap. One Mile Trotting Handicap for Ponies 12 hauds (or under). Two Miles Trotting Handicap for Mare or Gelding. Refreshments on the Grounds. The Ferndale Prize Band (Holders of the South Wales Challenge Cup) will be in attendance. Intending Competitors must send in stamped addressed envelopes to the Secretary, Com- mercial Hotel, Ferndale, from whom entry forms may be obtained. Entries close on Friday, July 30th. 3355 BANK HOLIDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 1897. ATHLETIC SPORTS AND HORSE RACES Will be held in the COLLEGE FIELD, PORTIICA WL, Under the auspices of the Chamber of Trade. Judges: Captiin J. G. Morris, Maesteg; Messrs J. Elias, D.C., E. J. Coxe, W. S. Vivian. Starter E. Wilson, Tanylan. Hon. Treasurer J. Grace, D.C. Handicappers: The Committee. LIST OF EVENTS. 120 Yards Open Handicap (5s for each winner of heat) First prize, EIO Second prize, E2; Third prize, £ 1. Entrance, 2s. 440 Yards Open Handicap First prize, £4:: Second prize, JE2 Third prize, 11. Entrance, Is. One Mile Open Handicap: First prize, £ 4 Second prize, £ 2; Third prize, £ 1. Entrance, Is. Two Mile Walking Handicap First prize,.C2; Second prize, £1 Third prize, 10s. Entrance, Is. Two Mile Bicycle Handicap: First prize, JE3 Second prize, il Third prize, 10s. Entrance, Is. 440 Hurdle Handicap First price, JE2; Second prize, JE1 Third prize, 10s. Entrance, Is. One Mile Bicycle (Ladies) value First prize, J62 Second prize, Ll. Entrance, free. Consolation Race First prize, 15s; Second prize, 5s. It Mile Trotting: First prize, t6; Second prize, t2; Third prize, Xl. Entrance, 2s 6d. CONDITIONS.—Competitors to be decently attired. All Competitors to forward their last two performances. Four to run or no race. Any Competitor entering under a false name, or sending a false statement, will be disqualified. Competitors not sending their entrance fees will not be allowed to compete. All entries to be sent in not later than Friday, July 30th. A BRASS BAND will be in attendance. Re- freshments on the field. Sports to commence at 2 o'clock. Admission to Field, 6d; Enclosure, Is. Cheap Tickets from all Stations. For entry forms, and other Particulars, apply 3344 D. HUTCHINSON, Secretary. THEATEE ROYAL CARDIFF. LESSEE & MANAGERESS—MRS. EDWARD FLETCHER THIS THEATRE IS NOW CLOSED for the usual SUMMER VACATION. RE-OPENING BANK HOLIDAY, Monday, August 2nd, with one of the LATEST LONDON PRODUCflONS. 2808 MARINE HOTEL, BARRt" ISLAND. FIRST CLASS HOTEL WITH EVERY ACCOMMODATION. Billiards and Good Stabling. Good Bathing on Sandy Beach at Whitmore Bay. Large and Small Parties catered for. A Large Refreshment Room has now been added. PROPRIETORS EVERSHED VINE & CO. 2007d PRINTING of all kinds, LETTERPRESS and LITHOGRAPHIC, done promptly at the GLAMORGAN FREE PRESS Office. The Parcels Post affording great facilities for rapid trans- mission of parcels, the Management will hence- forth avail therrselves of it to forward small parcels of circulars, &c., to their many country customers. Orders Executed by Return of post when so required. I. Public Notices. THE WEST END TAILORS IN DUKE ST. (Facing St. John's Square.) The Only (Bona Fide) ¡ West End Tailoring Establishment Out of London 'I- for High-Class Tailoring I At Up-to-Date Prices. LADY'S COAT A SAVING AND OF SKIRTS — 25 — TO MEASURE PER CENT. AT L3 3s. GUARANTEED Fit and Finish to Perfection. PATTERNS SENT POST FREE. Telegraphic Address— I West of England Branch Revolution," Cardiff. I g WINE ST Telephone 834. | BRISTOL. 3359 GEORGE COLLE, LADIES' TAILOR AND HABIT MAKER, STYLISH TAILOR MADE GOWNS AND COSTUMES FOR PRESENT SEASON. RIDING HABITS, COVERT COATS &c., GOLF & CYCLING COSTUMES. MAKER OF THE FIRST PRIZE SIREN CYCLE COSTUME. 4, HIGH STREET, CARDIFF. Gentlemen's Establishment-7, DUKE ST. 3348 T. JONES, THE OLD BRIDGE STORES, PONTYPRIDD, Keeps the BEST SELECTION of ENGLISH & FOREIGN FRUITS In Town. Also all kinds of FISH in season at Lowest Possible Prices. All Orders promptly attended to. 1456 Sales by Auction. On TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, JULY 27th and JULY 29th, commencing at Two o'clock precisely each day. IMPORTANT TO PARTIES FURNISHING. MESSRS. J. G. MADDOX & SON will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at their SALE ROOMS, 25, DUKE STREET, CARDIFF, on the above dates, an immense assemblage of very superior HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE (Removed from various residences for absolute sale), including :— Valuable Pianofortes, Hardwood Bedroom Suites complete, 6ft and 4ft Wardrobes, Pairs of Handsome Toilets, Iron and Brass Bedsteads, several excellent Carpets, Fenders, Brasses, superior Drawing and Dining-room Suites, Rose- wood and Walnut Cabinets, 6ft. and 5ft. Side- boards, Book-cases, Dining and Occasional Tables, Walnut and Gilt Overmantels, &c., &c., in all about 400 lots each day. On view day prior to aBd morning of each day's sale. Ar- rangements made to pack and forward all goods purchased by country buyers. The Goods can be purchased any day privately if desired. Complete or Part Houses of Furniture Bought for Cash. Sales and Valuation of every descrip- tion undertaken. For Terms, apply at the Auction Rooms, as above. Established 1860. 2756 FORTH. Sale of Desirable Freehold Property. MESSRS. GEORGE ABRAHAM and Co. are instructed to SELL by PUBLIC AUC- TION at the Porth Hotel, Porth, on Monday, the 26th of July, 1897, at 7 o'clock in the evening (subject to such Conditions of Sale as my be then read, and in such Lots as may at the time of Sale be determined),—the following FREEHOLD PROPERTY All those Three recently-built Dwelling and Premises, being Nos. 27, 28, & 29, Charles Street, Portb, let at Monthly Rentals of JE1 5s. each. There is a low yearly rent-charge of J63 Is. upon the said Premises, which will be duly apportioned in the event of the Property being sold in separate lots. The Auctioneers desire to call the attention of Investors to this Valuable Property, as it is substantially built by the Owner, and the situa- tion is good, being near to the Cymmer Colliery. There is always a good demand for Houses in the Neighbourhood. For further particulars apply to the Auc- tioneers at their Offices, 3 and 4, Market Square, Pontypridd or to Messrs. JONES & BEDDOE, Solicitors, Pontypridd & Metthyr Tydfil. 3346 CAERPHILLY. TWO FREEHOLD COTTAGES (CENTRE TOWN). MR OSWALD COLEMAN is favoured with instructions to Offer for Sale by Auction at the Boar's Head Hotel, Caerphilly, on Thurs- day, the 29th day of July, 1897, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions of sale which shall there be produced, all those two FREEHOLD COTTAGES and Gardens, situate in Station road, on the corner of Court House Street, Caerphilly, now vacant, but recently let at Y,12 per annum each. The Houses have a frontage to the main road of I 33ft., and 74ft. to Court House Street, and form an excellent site for conversion into Shop Property, being in the centre of the town of Caerphilly, near the Station, and Site of new Rhymney Railway Sheds. Freehold in the centre of this town, which is rapidly increasing in importance owing to the opening of the Aber Valley Coal Fields, is worth the attention of investors and speculators. Further particulars may be obtained upon application to the Auctioneer, 14, High-street, Cardiff, or J. WEPTYR EVANS, ESQ., Solicitor, 3360 Quay-street. Shipping Notices. ———————————————_—— « "V V Lowest Fares TO & FROM AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA,SOUTH AFRICA &c" by all approved Lines and for all Classes. Life and Baggage Insured. Passengers met at the various ports and conducted to the steamers. Friends advised of their arrival at destination free of cost. ONE POUND will secure berth, balance can be paid any time before leaving. All intending passengers are advised to get their tickets from J. ROBERTS, Passenger Agent, 24, High street, Pontypridd. Parcels sent to all parts of the world. (Satisfaction guaranteed. Prompt! Reliable! Confidential! N.B.-Seiad stamped and addressed envelope for reply. [606 Eisteddfodau. EISTEDDFOD DREFACH-VELINDRE AWST 18fed, 1897. Prif Ddarn Corawl-" Briton's Rejoice" (Jenkins), X55. Parti Gwrywaid-" Llewellyn ein Llyw Olaf (T. Price), X30, Awdl-Y Tair Gardd-Eden,Gethsemane a Gardd Joseph, £ 7, a Chadair gwerth .£3. Pryddest a Chofiant i'r diweddar Barch- edig W. E. Jeffreys, Saron, X5 5s. a Choron gwerth X2 2s. D. JENKINS,} v J.LEWIS, }YsS" 3060 Veliudre, Llandyssul. LLANTWIT MAJOR. THE FOURTH ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD Will be held on AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY, 1897. President ILLTYD B. NICHOLL, ESQ., The Ham. Conductor M. MORGAN, Esq., Pontypridd. Music Adjudicators: E. WILLIAMS, Esq., L.C.M., Pontymister D. THOMAS, Esq., F.T.S.C., Bridgend. MALE VOICE COMPETITION. The Cru- saders (Protheroe). to parties of not less than 50 in number, JE20 and silver medal. CHORAL COMPE ITTION. Aberystwyth (Dr. Parry). Usual Welsh words English words, 528, Cong. Hymn-book. To choirs of not less than 30 and not more than 40 voices, and restricted te the county between Barry, Bridgend and Pontypridd, and to choirs in this district that have not hitherto taken a prize of £ 8, £ 5 and silver medal. 3 violin solos, 3 pianoforte solos, 6 vocal solos, 2 recitations, poetry, ambulance, fancy work. Programmes Id each, lid per post, to be had from the Secretary, J. B. LLEWELYN, 3042 Boverton, Cowbridge. ROYAL L% NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD, NEWPORT, AUGUST 2ndi Srd, 4th, 5th and 6th. S. EASON TIC K E T S MAY NOW BE BOOKED AT MESSRS. NEW- MAN'S, NEWPORT. Season Reserved (to Eisteddfod and Concerts), 30s. First Class, unnumbered, 21s, Second Class, 12s 6d. PROMPT BOOKINGS WILL SECURE GOOD POSITIONS. 3357 VISITORS TO THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD Will do well to call and inspect the LARGE AND VARIED STOCK OF NEW & SECOND HAND MACHINERY AT THE WORKS OF CHARLES D. PHILLIPS, LOWER CROSS STREET, NEWPORT. BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS' PLANT INCLUDING PORTABLE ENGINES, MORTAR MILLS, &c., And every requirement for Collieries, Saw Mills, Iron Works, &c. 3358 CROSS KEYS HOTEL, MARKET STREET, NEWPORT, MON. COMMERCIAL Gentlemen and Visitors to the Eisteddfod will and at this Hotel all THE COMFORTS OF A HOME. Moderate Charges. Breakfasts, Luncheons, Meat Teas, &c., ready at a moment's notice during Eisteddfod week. Fish, Steaks, and Chops at very short notice. Wines, Spirits, and Liquers of best quality. Large Parties catered for prices on application. Well air'd Beds. R.A.O.B. S. G. HOBBS, 3356 PROPRIETOR. Excursions. CARDIFF AND BRISTOL. II THE MARCHIONESS." JULY. From Bute Docks, Car- I From Bathurst Basin, diff to Bristol. I Bristol to Cardiff. 22aThurs. 8.30 morn 22 Thurs.12.15 after 23aFriday. 9.15 „ 23 Friday. 1.15 „ 24aSatur.10.30 „ 24 Satur. 2.30 „ 26aMon. 1.15 after 26 Monday 5. 0 27aTues. 2.15 „ 27 Tues. Q, 0 „ 28aWed 3. 0 „ 28 Wed. 6.45 „ (a) To and Fro. FARRS :-After Cabin (single), 2s 6d To and Fro (available for Seven Days), 4s Fore Cabin (single), Is 6d; To and Fro (available for Seven Days), 2s 6d. JOHN THOMAS, Agent, 3259 Packet Office, Bute Docks, Cardiff. P. & A. CAMPBELL, LIMITED. DAILY SERVICE between CARDIFF and WESTON by the WAVERLEY (weather and circumstances permitting). b — JULY. Leave CARDIFF. I Leave WESTON. Thur. 22—*9.20, 11.10 ¡ Thur. 22-*I,O, *11.55 a.m., 1.0, 3.0 p.m. a. tn., 1.45, 7.30 p.m. Fri. 23-9.20,11.10 am I Fri. 23—*10.0, *1155 1.0. 3,0 p,m. a.m., 1.45, 8.30 p.m. Sat. 24-9.45 11 .40 a.m, S. 24—10.30 a.m. *12.25 *1.20, 3.15, 5.15 p.m *2.0, 4.0, 9 30 p.m. Mon. 26 — 7.15 a.m., Mon. 26—*12.0 noon, 12 30,2.30 *4.20,6 pm *1 20,*3.15,*5 0,7.0p m Tues. 27-8.15 am, 1.40 TUP3. 27 —1.15, 3.15, 2.30, 4 30, 6.30 p.m. ) 5.15, 7.15, 7.45 p.m. Wed. 28-*7 45, 9.5 am, Wed. 28—*8.3') a.m., 2, 2.45, 4.40, 6 40 p.m. *3.30, 5.20, 8.20 p.m. The steamer leaves Penarth Pier Ten Minutes after leaving Cardiff except trips marked Excursions (continued). SPECIAL SAILINGS. THURSDAY, JULY 22nd. LYNMOUTH, ILFRACOMBE, AND CLOVELLY. .Leave Cardiff 10.0 a.m., Clovelly 6.0 p.m., Illfracombe 7.30 p.m., Lynmouth 8.5 p.m. CLEVEDON (VIA WESTON). Leave Cardiff 3.0 p.m., Clevedon 6.45 p.m. HALF-HOLIDAY TRIP TO LYNMOUTH, WOODA BAY, AND ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 2.30 p.m. Ilfracombe 7.0 p.m.; Wooda Bay 7 30 p.m. Lynmouth 7.40 p.m. Special return fares—Lynmouth, 2s.; Wooda Bay or Ilfracoombe, 2s. Gd. FRIDAY, JULY 23rd. AFTERNOON TRIP TO LYNMOUTH AND ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 2 30 p.m.; Ilfracombe, 6.30 p.m.; Lynmouth 7.5 p.m. CLEVEDON (VIA WESTON). Leave Cardiff 3.0 p.m. Clevedon, 7.45 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 24th. BRISTOL. Leave Penarth, 11. 30 a.m.; Cardiff, 11.45 a.m.; Bristol, 3 30 p. m. HALF-HOLIDAY TRIP TO LYNMOUTH AND ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff 3.0 p.m. Ilfracombe, 8.0 p.m. NOTE.—Steamer calls at Lynmouth down journey only. CLEVEDON (VIA WESTON). Leave Cardiff, 5 15 p.m. Clevedon, 8.40 p.m. CHANNEL CRUISE TO ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 5.15 p.m. Ilfracombe, 8.0 p.m. PENZANCE AND THE SCILLY ISLANDS. [. By the Magnificent Sea-going Saloon Steamer, BRITANNIA (Weather and circumstances permitting). On FRIDAY, July 23rd, 1897. Leaving Cardiff l.Op.mf Arriving at Penarth .1.10 p.m< Penzance Ilfracombe.3.30 p.m ( about 9.45 p.m. On Saturday. July 24th, Steamer will leave PeEzance at 9.0 a.m. for Seilly Islands; return- ing from Scilly Islands at 3.30 p.m. Steamer returns from Penzance on Monday, 26th July, at 6 30 a.m. arriving at Ilfracombe about 1.0 p.m.; Cardiff, 3.30 p.m.; and Bristol, 5.0 p.m. Single Fare to Penzance from Cardiff, Penarth, or Ilfracombe, 12s. 6d.; Return, 17s. 6d. Return Fare, including Trip to Penzance and Scilly Islands, 20s. The above Trip to Penzance and Scilly Isles will be run as advertised, and intending pas- sengers should book at once to save disappoint- ment. T>EGULAR SERVICE TO AND FROM MX CARDIFF AND PENARTH TO LYN- MOUTH AND ILFRACOMBE, By the magnificent Saloon Steamers BRITAN- NIA, CAMBRIA, WESTWARD HO, &c. JULY. Leave CARDIFF. I Leave ILFRACOMBE. Thur.-22 10. Oam Thurs-22 7.30pm Friday-23 10, 0 am Friday—23 6.30 pm Satur—24 10. 0 am Satur—24 7.30 pm Tuesday—27 8.30 am Tuesday—27 1.15 pm Wednes—28. 9. 0 am Wednes—28 2. 0 pm Wednes—28. 9. 0 am Wednes-28 2. Opm Thurs. 29.10. 0 am ) Thurs.—29 3. Opm PECIAL CHEAP THROUGH FARES TO DEVON AND CORNWALL, In conjunction with the London and South- western Railway Company. For further particulars, fares, &c., see bills. A limited number of Season Tickets are now being issued. For further particulars apply Mr WM. GUY, 3284 70A, Bute-street, Cardiff. 1" O R N A DOONE COMPANY, DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN CARDIFF AND WESTON (Calling at Penarth) by the favourite steamers, LORNA DOONE, SCOTIA, &c. Wind, weather, and circumstances permitting. JULY. Leave CARDIFF. ) Leave WESTON. Thur. 22—9.15, 11.10 Thur. 22—10.0 a.m, 12 a.m., 1.0, 2.50 p.m. noon, 1.45, 8.30 p.m. Fri. 23—9.45,11.iOam, Fri. 23— 10.30 a.m., Fri. 23-9,45, 11.010 am, Fri. 23 10.30 a. m 2.45 p.m. 12.20, 8 45 p.m. Sat. 24-9.30,11.45 am., Sat. 24 -10 30 a m., 2.0, 4 0 p.m. 12.35, 2.50,9.30 p.m. Mon. 26-12.10, 2.15, Mon. 26—1.0, 3.0, 6.30 4 15 p m. I p.m. Tues. 27 — 1.20, 2.10, Tues. 27—2.20, 4.10, 3.20, 5.30 p.m. 7 45, 8 0 p.m. Wed. 28- *7.30 a.m., Wed. 28-*8.20 a.m., 2 30, 4.30, 6 30 p.m. 3.15, 5.15, 8.15 p.m. Calling at Penarth Pier ten minutes later than Cardiff except steamers marked thus glPECIAL STA I LINGS THURSDAY, JULY 22. LYNMOUTH and ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 11.15 Penartb, 1125 a.m. Ilfracombe, 6.45 Lynmouth, 7.20 p.m. WESTON HORSE SHOW.- Leave Cardiff, 9.15, 11.10 a.m., 1.0, 2.50 p.m. Penarth, 9.25, 11.20 a.m., 1.10, 3.0 p.m. Weston, 10.0 a.m., 12.0 noon, 1.45, 8 30 p.m. AFTERNOON TRIP to the MUMBLES (via Penarti)).-Leave Cardiff, 2.50 Penarth, 30; Mumbles, 6.45 p.m. Fare, 2s all over the steamer. CLEVEDON (via Weston).—Leave Cardiff, 2.50; Penarth, 3 0 Clevedon, 7.30 p.m. Fares, Is 6d and 2s. FRIDAY, JULY 23. AFTERNOON TRIP TO LYNMOUTH and ILFRACOMBE, by the LORNA DOONE.—Leave Cardiff 2.15 Penarth, 2.25 Ilfracombe, 7.0 Lynmouth, 7.35 p.m. Fares Lynmouth, 2s; Ilfracombe, 2s 6d., this Trip only. AFTERNOON TRIP to CLEVEDON (via Weston).—Leave Cardiff, 2.45 Penarth, 2.55 Clevedon, 7.30 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 24. HALF-HOLIDAY TRIP to ILFRACOMBE.— Leave Cardiff, 2.15; Penarth, 2.25 Ilfracombe, 7.30 p.m. Fares, 2s 6d and 33 6d. HALF-HOLIDAY TRIP to CLEVEDON and H.M.S FORMIDABLE. Leave Cardiff, 4.0; Penarth, 4.10 Clevedon, 8.45 p.m. For Further Particulars apply to J. and M. Gunn and Co., 11, Mount Stuart-square, or to flia Asrent. A. LOWICK 3260 Box Office, Pier-head, Cardiff.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS. The Sultan is still playing the astute game ot diplomacy with the Powers. He has won a position in Thessaly, and he is not in a hurry to evacuate it. The only influence that will bring about his submission is the definite, specific evL dence that the Powers mean to exercise coercion. We do not like this word "coercion," and much less its practice; but with the Assassin even coer- cion of the most violent form would be welcomed by us. Lord Salisbury is not inept in the practical application of coercive force, and wherever he finds he can use it, as the bully uses his strength, he has not failed to do it; but with the Sultan he has proved that he lacks the very elements of courage. Tie. has made the English flag ridiculous and reproachful in all the" cQuntrIe of the civilised world where liberty has been a sacred principle, and where it had in the past been honoured and respected. The Sultan liig been allowed to trample the Christian communities of the East with licensed freedom, because the Powers, and especially Great Brit, ain, have been deplorable failures in diplomacy unsupported by the courage that should accom- pany it in dealing with the treacherous Abdul. We can only sigh for a little of Beaconsfield's or Gladstone's spirit when we think of Salisbury's frothy and futile methods of foreign policy." It is most fortunate that the majority of the County Schemes under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act had been enacted before the present clerical passion for grasping power had overran the country. Lord Salisbury is entirely at the whim and caprice of the bishops and clerical powiers. The Voluntary Schools Act is proof that there is but one aim and purpose in the clerical mind, and that is to capture the schools of the country as auxiliaries of the church. They love education only when the powers of administering it are absolutely and wholly in their own hands. It u now nothing bu< wholesale attempts at capturing every pos- sible institution that has an educational purpose. 'The Denbigh Schcmo has come under the dis- pleasure of the Bishops, who have been wire- pulled into the opposition by the Bishop of St. Asaph. This scheme was initiated under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, and passed by the Tory Government in 1889. The County Councils and the Charity Commissioners framed it, and it was revised by the Education Depart- ment, and finally received the sanction of the Lord President. But this, unfortunately, was not enough, and it had to pass the Houses of Parliament, and the House of Commons was simply a process; but the House of Lords and the bishops was another matter, and was too much for ifi. The ridiculous part of it is that Lord Salisbury, both by vote and speech, helped the bishops to bring about the rejection of the Scheme, which means nothing if it does not mean I a vote of censure on the Education Department. It has come about at last that the Duke of Devonshire, as well Sir John Gorst, know what it is now Lo be snubbed by their own chief. Liberal Unionism may be something, but it is nought when the bishops aro on the warpath. The returns sent out by the Cardiff School I Board in respect to the teaching of Welsh nt the Board Schools has been a startling revela- tion of the most pleasant kind to the Cymru Fyddite. We know well what have been the epithets considered most appropriate to Cardiff by outsiders. They have not classed the coming Welsh metropolis as over-aifected with love for anything ..ales or Welsh in aspiration. We were not of that belief. Various occasions had shown us that there was a growing force at work in Cardiff which was of a distinct national tendency. The ambition of Cardiff for the Uni- versity Court Offices, the Central Board Offices, its splendid sacrifice in securing the finest col- lection extant of Welsh Bookt in its Free Library, all told us very plainly that there were Welshmen of light, leading, and influence in the counsels of the town, who were working fo making the town in principle and practice a fit custodian of all that is in essence and body the metropolis of the Principality. The fact that 70 per cent, of the replies returned to the School Board on the Welsh Teacliing departure in its schools are favourable to the inno- vation has given a finality to all cavils tiiai, Cardiff is cosmopolitan and alien in sym- pathies to Welsh aspirations. We rejoice in the returns, and every Welshman's heart beats with enthusiasm for the present movement. We have always upheld that by every canon of educa- tional judgment the Welsh Language should not be an outcast in the Schools of its own people. This doeg not mean depreciation of English, but in practice and result it means a more intelligent acquirement of IJoth, We have heartily sup- ported this departure in ystradfyodwg, and firniliy believe it will end in tfie best of results for the children of the Rhontlda. We shall hail the adoption of the principle by every educational body in Wales, and trust that this wise educa- tional policy will largely prevail.
THE COMMON AS A PARK More Opinions of Local Gentlen\e?|. With a view of ascertaining the feeling as to the desirability of converting the Common into a park and recreation -round, in accord- ance with the proposal of Councillor Watkin Williams, a "Free Press" reporter has again waited upon a number of local gentlemen upon the subject, and below will be found their opinions: MR R. A. LEWIS, LLOYD'S BANK. "I am strongly in favour of it, and it's a. great pity it was not done twenty years ago. If we go to Aberdare we find there a magnificent park, which, I understand, was formerly nothing but a bare waste, and not nearly as attractive as the Common. If the local authorities twenty years ago had been alive to the future of Ponty- pridd, they would certainly have expended a considerable sum in making the Common attrac- tive then. I consider that their procrastination should not be a guide to the present Board, but they sttould tackle the question at once as proposed by Councillor Watkin Williams and others, inasmuch as I understand Sir William Thomas Lewis has now pledged himself to inter- fere no further with the surface of the Com- mon." MR RICHARD ROGERS, CHAIRMAN OF THE BURIAL BOARD. "I am for it entirely, and think it a very de- sirable place for a park. Yes, I am strongly in favour of the proposal." MR JAMES COOMBES. "It is rather early to express an opinion be- fore we know all about it, but I would like to see the Common laid out. As to the purchase of tho Ynysangharad, I am afraid it would be beyond our reach. It is a ground that wants to be utilised for building purposes in order to centralise the town, and if the County Offces came here we will want that land for building purposes. At present any extensions must be done outside the town By laying the Common out it will be making tilie place worth going to; it is very pretty now, but there is room for great improvement. The place, however, should be fenced in, as it is dangerous at present. I think the idea of having a lake there is preposterous; it would be much better to throw a weir across the Taff and there would then be an admirable place for boating." MR J. E. B-vJOKS. "I disagree with spending any money on tho Common, but I am prepared to sanction the, purchase of a few acres at a marketable price on the Ynysangharad fields, because if we lay money out on the latter place, I believe the cost of laying out the lround in an attractive way would be infinitesimal. When laying out money the ratepayers ought to induce people to come to the town by laying out the ground in an attrctive way, such as by having cricket, etc. I think there should be a cycling track there also, as I consider the town can ill afford to spend any money on the place without get- ting some return, and undoubtedly if there were a cycling track there and athletic meet, ings held a largo number of people would be attracted to Pontypridd..1 would be willing to borrow the money for that purpose, otherwiso I< am not agreeable to spending money on any ground other than the Ynysangharad, and only on that provided a track is constructed, on which athletic meetings could be held. The thousands of people brought into town by those sports would compensate the ratepayers for any expenditure they might incur in laying out the ground." MR THOMAS THOMAS, TY'NYWERN. "Yes, I think it will be a great acquisition to the neighbourhood of Pontypridd if the Com- mon should be converted into a park and recrea- tion ground. The site is on an elevation which will add to its suitability as a health resort. All towns of smaller dimensions than Pontypridd are trying to secure plots of land for such pur- poses. The Coedpeenmaen Common is already allotted to the people as a recreation ground, and if a sum of money could be borrowed for carrying out the proposed scheme, I consider the 'money well spent if it would add in any way to the comfort and enjoyment sof the people." MR MOSES SEVERN, CHECKWEIGHER, MARITIME COLLIERY. I was pleased to notice in the "Free Press" that at the District Council meeting Mr Watkin Williams suggested that the Common be con- verted into a park and recreation ground for the benefit of the people, that Mr rettigrew's report is most favourable to the scheme, and that he believes the Common could, for a reasonable outlay of money, be formed into the prettiest park in WTales. I am strongly in favour of the Common being coiyerted into a park and recrea- tion ground for the use of the people. Although the Common in its present state bears a some- what barren appearance, it is visited by lnind- reds of people in a single week. In my opinion the Common is an ideal place for a recreation ground, the situation is healthy, the air is brac- ing, and could be converted into a charming resort. With regard to the best, mode of lay, ing out the ground, I think the matter might safely be left in the liands of —o District Coun- cil. There is one point I wish to impress on the members of tho District Council, which is -^at when the work is about, to be commenced care shall be exercised to ensure that all the worthy unemployed in Pontypridd district are afforded the pi-eferment of work on the job. I am con. vinced that there ought to be a park and re- creation ground in Pontypridd. The workers need something difjarent occasionally to all Work, Pub, and Bed. I happen to rub should- ers with large numbers of the workers, and I have no hesitation in stating that a well-laid out park and recreation ground would be highly ap- preciated. When we consider that the Common is the property of the people, and is in every way suitable, common sense pronounocs in favour of it being the proper site for a park and recrea- tion ground.
THE HEALTH OF GLAMORGAN. County Medical Officer's Annual Report When, some half-dozen years ago, Alderman Walter H. Morgan proposed, and Dr H. Naun. ton Davies, J.P., seconded, that the County Council of Glamorgan should engage a medical officer to supervise the sanitation of our county, they little anticipated the countlesse prospective blessings which they were showering upon the people. The appointment of Dr W. Williams, M.A., M.D., D.Ph., who is rightly acknowledged to be one of the ablest sanitarians of the day, has been followed by splendid results in the way of sanitary improvements, which must tend to brighten the lives of our working classes and to improve the general health. We have ore us Dr Williams' annual report for last year, and an interesting instructive Volume it is. We are surprised to find tllâ.t the Doctor has again to call attention to the fact that Caerphilly Urban Council and Llantrisant and Llantwit Vardre Rural Council, like three or four more laggardly authorities, "do not consider it worth their while t,o print their Medical Officers' re- ports. Caerphilly and Llantnsaftt are making a lillgfi mistake; for, as Dr Williams puts it, "by the publication of health reports, there is more likelihood of interest regarding sanitary questions being aroused in districts, and the efforts of the officials to carry out improvements will likewise gain additional support." NEGLECTED GILFACH GOCH. "The locality known as Gilfach Goch is still included in three Sanitary Districts, an here some re-adjustment of boundaries is desirable.' WATER SUPPLY. "Considerable attention ha sbeen paid to defective water supplies, and the following im- provements are reported to have been effected: "Caerphilly.—At Pwllypant jS7 was expended in piping the water from a spring to the side of the main road. The Council lately unsuccess- fully promoted a Bill in Parliament for provid- ing all the populous centres of their district with water, except the Taff's Well Ward." "Pontypridd.-A new storage reservoir above Maerdy is in course of construction." "Llantrisant and Llantwit Vardre.—Water mains for Cowbridge and Penygawsi Wards and Pantequesta, and other improvements." The Caerphilly, Pontypridd, and Ystradyfod- wg districts are described as being inadequately supplied with water. "HOW THE POOR LIVE." "If there is one part of the report more inter- esting than another, it is that which describes the efforts made to improve the housing of the working classes. Amongst insanitary and unfit houses condemned during the past year were— Caerphilly, 11: Pontypridd, 6; Ystradyfodwg, 4-2; Llantrisant and Llantwit Vardre, 8. Re- ference is made, under this heading, to the im- portant test cases heard at Pontypridd, which resulted in the doing away of "lip-traps," so generally in use at Cilfynydd. REFUSE TIPS. "Refuse destructors" are recommended for Pontypridd, etc. The disposal of house refuse .P in our deep, narrow, mining valleys is one of the most important and most difficult problems that remain to be solved. The nuisances resulting from "tips" are well-known, and the Ystrady- fodwg, Pontypridd, and other authorities have oftentimes discussed the best means for the dis- posal of house refuse, but so far without any tangible result. Several Medical Officers of Health refer to the want of more systematic scavenging. I have frequently remarked that nothing short of cremation can effectually cleanse the refuse tips of our narrow valleys- The accumulations are extremely filthy, but seldom disinfected, or fenced in. They can be seen and smelt from a distance, and are doubt- less associated with the origin and spread of "filth fevers." The practice is still common of allowing unprincipled builders to use the screen refuse for building purposes. MORE REFORMS TO BE DONE. "The general progress made during the year has been very satisfactory, and your (the County Council's) intervention has for some time been productive of good results. I would specially mention the progress made towards providing Isolation Hospitals. Local Authorities are be- coming, year by year, more alive to their mani- fold responsibilities as custodians of the public health; but there are, however, several matters requiring more attention at their hands, such as-(I) The more strict enforcement of building bye-laws, and the necessity of not allowing new houses to be occupied until thev are certified to be, in every respect, fit for human habitation. (2) The discontinuance of the objectionable and liarmufl practice of allowing house refuse to be used for making mortar foT building purposes: (31 The systematic house-to-house inspection of each district at frequent intervals. (4) The in- spection of Schools at least once a quarter. (5) More attention to the inspection of articles r f fcod and drink, especially meat, fish, and milk, Also the inspection of milch cows and byres, and the framing and enforcement of regulations made under the Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milk- shops Order. (6) More attention to the provi- sions of the Factory and Workshops' Act, 1895. ISOLATION HOSPITALS. With regard to the erection of Isolation Hos- pitals, Dr Williams seems pretty well satisfied with the steps taken by Pohtypridd, Caerphilly, Barry, and Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre.
PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The Abolition of Overseers. TAXATION OF LAND VALUES. The weekly meeting of the Guardians was hekt on Wednesday, Mr Godfrey L. Clark, J.P., presiding. A letter was read from Mr Forwood, Axmin- ster, asking the Guardians to sign a memorial asking the Local Government Board to make it compulsory that in the event of any dispute be- tween two unions as to the chargability of a pauper, the matter should be referred to the Local Government Board for arbitration. On the proposition of Mr W. Little the letter was allowed to lie on the table. The Neath Board of Guardians wrote asking the Board to pass a resolution similar to the one they enclosed, which was to the effect that the overseers as at present constituted should be abolished, and that a paid officer in each union should be appointed to superintend the collectors. Mr Williams (Llantwit): Am I to understand that this person is to be a kind of "g-affer" over the others? The Clerk: I think the intention is that he should be a kind of valuer. On the proposition of Mr Lewis Williams, seconded by the Rev R. Thomas, the suggestion was rejected. The Bedwellty Union wrote asking the Guardians to pass a resolution in favour of the taxation of ground rents, royalties, etc. Mr James Richards: I move that we take no- tice of that, whatever. I think it is full time that the country should take notice of it. (Hear hear). Rev R. Thomas: I second the proposition that we sign the petition. Mr W. Little: I move that the petition be not signed. The landlord's property is already rated, and if you rate it. again you rate it twice. Mr S. Evans, J.P., seconded, and added that he did not think they would like to be assessed themselves if they had property. Mr Lewis Williams said he did not think the landlords paid rates twice over. They had no risk; that was all thrown upon those poor people who worked the coal. The landowners ought to pay directly, and they would then take more interest in the matter. Dr Ivor Davies said he thought a Royal Com- mission had been sitting upon that question, and the matter had been gone into thoroughly by Parliament.. He, therefore, did not think they would be doing any g0od by passing that resolu- tion. On the resolution being put 15 voted for it and 9 against. A letter was read from the Secretary of State acknowledging the receipt of the address of congratulation to the Queen, and promising to place it before Her Majesty.
Caerphilly Sweep oq the War-path. A BLACK DAY'S RECORD. At the Caerphilly Police Court on Tuesday, before Alderman H. Anthony and other justices, John Swift, a Caerphilly sweep, was summoned fo- assaulting D. J. Rees, part proprietor of th-, brickworks at Cwm. It appears that cn the 13th inst. defendant went to the complainant and asked for some money, wliioh tho latter refused to give. The defendant then struck Mr Rees in the mouth and badly assaulted him. Several witnesses gave evidence in corrobora- tion. Defendant vlesvled guilty, and was Ihound over to keep the peace for six months. Another cliargo was also heard against. Swift. Aft-er liavina assaulted Mr Rees, defendant went t the brickworks and broke several kilns there, t;ausin/ damage to the extent of £ 2. i The Bench imposed a fine of ZZ and 106ta.