+ PontyDridd Guardians. Attendances of the members for the half-yea* ended Lad y-(lay. 1897: General Committee Meetings. Meetings. JV Jg 13 ;2 73 S 3 'm 3 a Y O t; S < 0. <1 00 EgJwysiJan- Henry Anthony 3 26 8 24 Thomas Thomas 18 26 9 1] Alfred Jones 20 26 15 15 Llanfabon- John Edwards 19 26 9 9 Richard Davies 26 26 14 14k Llanwonno- W. Little 10 26 6 33 James Davies 10 26 4 It Samuel Evans, J.P., 19 26 34 51 William Williams 21 26 19 44P Richard Richards 25 26 8 a Rev Robert Thomas 9 26 7 13 Pontvpridd— .P T. B. Evans 21 26 13 41 William Lewis 12 26 11 18 Rev Joshua Thomas 15 26 11 2a Edward Williams 24 26 "53 4J Mrs Lewis 17 26 21 33 R. L. Phillips 23 26 29 44 Iago Daniels, M.E. 17 26 7 34 Rev W. Rees 21 26 18 33 Mrs Hill-Male 19 26 22 33 Thomas Jones 23 26 27 4J Mrs W. H. Morgan 17 26 17 33 James Richards 24 26 56 50 Y stradyfoowg- William Jeffreys 26 26 29 51 William Morgan 16 26 5 3t Mrs Phillips 17 26 12 33 E. P. Davies 25 26 15 15 E. H. Davies, J.P., 24 2ti 32 60 Rev W. Jones, 8 26 12 IS John Mason 25 .d 13 4) Thomas Thomas 84 26 13 19 David Davies 11 26 4 1 William Davies 20 26 7 II James Morgan 20 26 3 29 John Williams 25 26 7 8 Mrs Abraham 18 26 11 33 Dr Evan N. Davies 9 26 0 28 Dr Ivor H. Davies 21 26 7 3* Dr Ivor A. Lewis 13 26 0 (I David S. Davies 23 26 11 31 David Edwards 15 26 4 a David Fen wick 11 26 13 18 Thomas Jones,J.P.,Maindy 2U 26 9 11 T. Jones, Blaenlleehau 15 26 6 4(J Llantrisant- Godfrey L. Clark, J.P. 18 26 27 69 Evan John, J.P. 25 26 2n 28 William Thomas 25 26 16 18 Evan S. Richards 4 26 4 41 John Jenkins 11 26 4 8 William Evans 25 26 18 18. Llanfwit Vardre- Thomas Lewis 25 26 18 18 Daniel Bryant 25 26 34 M Lewis Williams 15 26 20 4lt
+ PONTYPRIDD GUARDIANS. The weekly meeting of the Guardians was held! on Wednesday, Mr Godfrey L. Clark, J.P., prepq siding over a fair attendance. LLANFABON'S MEDICAL OFFICER. In accordance with his notice of motion, MjJ E. H. Davies, J.P., proposed that Dr Leigbl should be re-appointed as medical officer, and vaccination officer for the district of Llanfabon. This appointment might perhaps not be in ac-o cordance with the views of the Local Govern-d ment Board, but they had no other applicant. He, therefore, proposed that Dr LeiLh should be re-appointed as from May last, when his former appointment expired. Mr Alfred Jones seconded, and the resolutiolt was unanimously carried. PAUPER LUNATICS. Mr E. H. Davies proposed that a coiyiraitteex consisting of one member from each parish. should be appointed to visit the Bridgend asy- lums to see the paupers chargeable to the Union. II; was customary about this time of the yeatt to do so. Alderman W. Morgan, J. seconded anJ Messrs Edward Williams (Pontypridd). William Thomas (Llantrisant), Alfred Jones (Eglwysilan), William Williams (Llanwonno), Lewis Williams (Llantwit), E. H. Davies, J.P. (Ysfradyfodwg).- and John Edwards (Llanfabon), were appointej the date of the visit being fixed for Saturday fortnight. HOLIDAYS FOR THE MEMBERS. Mr William Evans, Tonyrefail, in accordance with his notice of motion, proposed that the Board should adjourn to the 25th inst., and from the 25th to September 8th. He thought* many of the members would like to take their, holidays just now, and after doing so he had uct doubt but that they would come back physically; and mentally refreshed, and ready to serve thEi interests of the ratepayers. (Hear, hear). Mr Daniel Bryant seconded, and the motioit was earned.
All Connoisseurs with this fact agree, Harris, of tls Ceutral Stores, for splendid taC 2349
I 11 -LL IMPORTANT NOTICE. JJELICIOUS JJAYPOLE TO UTTER NOW ONLY lid. PER LB. MAYPOLE BUTTER, lid. PER LB. MAYPOLE BUTTER, lid. PER LB. V DIRECT FROM DAIRIES — FINEST QUALITY PROCURABLE. FRESH CHURNED MARGARINE, 4D., (JD. & 8D.. PER LB. Guaranteed to give Satisfaction. BRANCHES IN ALL LARGE TOWNS. London Offices: ELDON STREET, E.C. NOTE THE ADDRESS— MAYPOLE DAIRY COMPANY, 83A, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD. 1735 U" WE SUPPLY ALL THE BEST C Y C L E S IN THE DISTRICT. HAMMOND ENGINEERING Co., MORGAN STREET, PONTYPRIDD, Agents for RALEIGHS, ROVEBS, and other First-class, Machines, Autocars, &a. REPAIRS DONE AT MODERATE PRICES. 3281 Public Notices. TEETH! GENUINE & PAINLESS TEETH: AMERICAN DENTISTRY. The AMERICAN DENTISTS' Co., Regd., LONDON. PARIS. NEW YORK. W. ADAMS, R. D.S., ENG. 4, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. 1 ATTENDANCE DAILY—10 to 8. COMPLETE SET— TEETH. ONE GUINEA. TEETH. Guaranteed for Six Years. TEETH Single Tooth—2s. 0d. TEETH. Genuine Treatment. TEETH. Prize Medal Teeth. TEETH. All Work by Skilled Mechanics. TEETH. Consultations Free. RAILWAY FARES ALLOWED, Note Well our only Addresses, CARDIFF-4, Queen Street: Attendance Daily-tOto 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. All Consultations Free. Write for Pamphlet. TEETH. TEETH. TEETH. TEETH. 2530 TEETH. W. C. PEACE, BEDWELLTY HOUSE, 78, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. SUMMER STOCK OF BOOTS & SHOES AT MODERATE PRICES. 3190o SAM GRIFFITHS, 13, YORK pLACE, BARRY, HOUSE, LAND, ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENT. SHOPS, VILLAS AND COTTAGES In desirable positions to Let and for Sale. BUILDING SITES TO* LET WIrHIN EASY DISTANCE TO THE DOCKS. Mortgages negotiated. Rents personally collected. -Reference:-London & Provincial Bank, Barry. 3370 *ire ojt. SUN INSURANCE OFFICE. *OED Sum insured in 1896 £388,952,800 For all particulars apply to the following Agents :— PONTYPRIDD: Mr W. D. HODGES, Metropolitan Bank. Mr W. WILLIAMS, Market Square Chambers. 2702 H.A YMA.S BALSAM OF HOREHOUUND. JUL The most certain and speedy Remedy, "MOST HEALING Cough Mixture I ever tried." STOPS COLD "CURED MY COLD. I heartily recommend it," 1 ■ HsfeM wafelflBl GOOD NIGHT'S REST. My Cough gone." CURES COUGH HAYMANS BALSAM OF HOREHOUND. Invaluable and safe in the Nursery. "USED WITH MY CHILDREN with marked good." A. HAYMkN 4' c0-f 15- ALBEMARLE ST. E.C. i5 ^VOMEN's" AILMENTS. IRREGULARITIES, &c.-A Lady, having tried in Jt, vain every advertised remedy, has at last dis- covered a Simple Cure, which will act in a few hours no matter how stubborn the case. Bona-fide sufferers can get it FREE OF CHARGE by enctosing stamped env<' e. Don't experiment with Worthless Pills, ¡ ?> Cones, and other injurious nostrums. Write .it once wifli full HOPE A.VD CONFIDENCE to Mrs E. E. ST. CLAIR, 46, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, London. g099 I —— ——- Public Notices. I' 7 JOSIAH JJILL, Having resigned his position as Manager of The Pontypridd Debt Collecting and Purchase Company, Limited, WILL CONTINUE BUSINESS on his own account as Accountant, Purchaser of Book Debts, &c., at CHURCH STREET, PONTYPRIDD. I 3391 V ESSAY ON TEA. I They say that Tea comes from INDIA, CHINA, and an Island called CEYLON, but my mother says THE BEST TEA SHE EVER BOUGHT is the MOUNTAIN GROWTH sold by WILLIAMS, WAIN HOUSE, TONYPANDY. ESTABLISHED 1876. [3420 EAST QLAMORGAN AGRICULTURAL gOCIETY. PRESIDENT: L. GORDON LENOX, ESQ., J.P. THE Society's Eighth Annual Show will be held J. on the Ynysangharad Grounds (by kind per- mission of the President), on Thursday, Sept. 9th, The most popular provincial Show in the kingdom. Horses (open jumping and other classes), Cattle oheep, Pigs, Dogs, Poultry, Pigeons, Fruit, Flowers, Vegetables, Dairy Produce, Ac., &c. Great Shoeing, Timbering, and Ambulance Com- petitions. Immense Horse Rings. Considerably over 1000 entries last year. Arrangements are being made for 10,000 visitors. Schedules from Messrs Edgar Treharne or T. R. Phillips, local secretaries. For space for torments, &c., apply Secretary, Caerphilly. ^J 342/' CROSS KEY'S HOTEL, MARKET STREET, NEWPORT, MON. QCMMERCIAL Gentlemen and Visitors to Newport v will fand at this Hotel all THE COMFORTS OF A HOME. Moderate Charges. Breakfasts, Luncheons, Meat Teas, &c., ready at a moments notice. 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. MARINE HOTEL, BARRY 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 T. JONES, THE OLD BRIDGE STORES, PONTYPRIDD, Keeps the BEST SELECTION of ENGLISH & FOREIGN FRUITS In Town. Also all kinds of FISH in see son at Lowest Possible Prices. All Orders promptly attended to. 1450 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 for High-Class Tailoring I At Up-to-Date Prices. LADY'S COAT A SAVING AND OF SKIRTS 25 TO MEASURE PER CENT. AT JE3 3s. GUARANTEED. Fit and Finish to Perfection. PATTERNS SENT POST FREE. Telegraphic Address— I West of England Branch Revolution," Cardiff. I 3 st Telephone 834. | BRISTOL. Telephone 834. ) BRISTOL. 3359 THE MAERDY PRIZE DRAWING, MA2 RDYI WE beg to apologise to those interested in the above Drawing for the following numbers being incorrectly published in the "Free Press" of the 7th inst., viz., 7600, 1929, 3385, 611. The correct numbers are as follow: 7000, 4929, 3685, 2611. On behalf of the Committee, LEMUEL DAVIES, Secretary (next door to Bridgend Inn), Pontygwaith. 2416 COOMBES' RESTAURANT, PONTYPRIDD. CYITELIR CYFARFOD Yn y lie ucbod NOS LUN, y 16eg CYFISOL, pan y dwgwyhr presenoldeb Arweinyddion Corau Ponty- pridd a'r ardaioedd, a rhoddir gwahoddiad cynhes i bawb sydd yn teimlo dyddordeb yn ein symudiadau cenedlaethol i to-i yn bresenol. Y mater dan sylw yn benaf fydd yr Eisteddfod Oenedlaethol mewn cysylltiad a phrif uodweddion y Genedl. "Y Ddraig Groch a Ddyry Gychwyn." PORTHCAWL FLOWER SHOW. THE Second Annual SHOW (under the auspices of the Chamber of Trade), will be held at Porthcawl on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1897. 0 A fj IN PRIZES, for Fruit, Vegetables, Dairy <= £ • M Produce, Pigeons, Rabbits, Show open to subscribers of 2s. ôd. and upwards, at 1 o'clock. PEICES; From 2 o'clock till 5 o'clock, Is. Od.; from 5 o'clock till 8 o'clock, Cd. For Schedules, containing full particulars, apply Mr. WM. J. PHILLIPS, Hon. Sec., Newton, Porthcawl, R.S O. 3379 TREHERBERT EXHIBITION OVER 700 ENTRIES IN DOGS AND POULTRY ALONE. Thursday Next, August 19th, 1897. DOGS, POULTRY, CAGE-BIRDS & RABBITS! Fanciers should come together in crowds. Tho Volunteer Band will play on the ground during the whole day. PUBLIC LUNCHEON ON THE GROUNDS AT 1.30. Timbering Competition to start at 2 o'clock sharp. STALL GROUND TO LET-APPLY TO DAVID WILLIAMS, Saddler. 3429 THE PONTYPRIDD MARKETS, FAIRS, AND TOWN HALL COMPANY. NOTICE is hereby given that the Ordinary Half- yearly Meeting of this Company will be holden at the Company's Office, Town Hall Chambers, Pontypridd, on Wednesday, 25th day of August, 1897, at 5.30 p.m. Notice is hereby further given that the Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from this date until after the said meeting. By order, H. S. DAVIES, Town Hall Chambers, Secretary. Pontypridd, August loth, 1897. 3431 CHANGE OF NAME. RHONDDA URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, Formerly, THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF YSTIUDVFODWG, TACTICS is hereby given that on the 30th day of July, 1897, the Urban District Council of Ystrad- yfodwg, in pursuance of Section 55, Sub-section (3) of the Local Government Act, 1894. with the sanction of the Glamorgan County Council dated the 3rd day of July, 1897, unanimously resolved that the name of the Council and the name of the District be changed, and that in future the name of the Council shall be the Rhondda Urban District Council," and the name of the District, •' Rhondda Urban District. By order of the Council, WALTER H. MORGAN, Treforest, Glam. Clerk; 10th August, 1897, 3430 FOR CHOICE HOME-MADE CAKE GO TO WAIN HOUSE, COURT STREET, TONYPANDY. ESTABLISHED 1876. 3434 Shipping Notices. Lowest Fares TO & FROM AAIERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA,SOUTH AFRICA 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.—Send stamped and addressed envelop'; for reply. [606 SSL F3 S9.<-4 Not if you use DALES fcMJP GOLD MEDAL DUBBIN y|(H to your Boots. It's a W H "gOff Hfaf wonderful water-proofer ™ Softens and preserves leather, gives new life; H" 80& awards at22 Exhibitions. Tins, 2d., Cd., lj-, and 2/6 of Bootmakers, Saddlers, Ironmongers, etc. 2329 Excursions. ARDIFF AND BRISTOL. "THE MARCHIONESS." AUGUST. From Bute Docks, Car- ) From Bathurst Basin, diff, to Bristol. ) Bristol to Cardiff. I (From C.B. 15m. later) 14 Saturday (Evening 14aSatur.8.15 morn Excur.).5. Oafter and .8.15 after 16 Monday (Whole-day IGaMonday 9.30 morn Excur.) 7. 0 morn (C.B.) .8.30 after (To C.B.) Evening Excur 6. 0 after 17 Tuesday (Whole-day 17aTues 10. Omorn Excur.), 7. 0 morn (C.B.) & 8.45 after (To C.B.' Evening Excur.), 6.30 after 18aWednes.7.15 morn 18 Wed., 10.30 morn 18aWednes.7.15 morn 18 Wed., 10.30 morn 19aThursday, 7.30 „ 19 Thurs.,11. 0 20 Friday 8. 0 „ 20 Fri.11.30 „ (a) To and Fro. FARES :—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). AUGUST. Leave CARDIFF. I Leave WESTON. Sat. 14—*9, 9.20,10.45 Sat. 14—*9.45, 10.5 am a.m 4.30, *5.30, *6.30 *4 0, 5 15, *7.0, *7.15, *7.45, 8.15 p.m. *8.45, 9.0 p.m. Mon. 16—*7.45, 9.30, Mon. 16—*8.30, *10.5 11.30 a.m, 6.30 p.m. a.m., 5.10, 8.15 p.m. Tues. 17—*9.15, 10.45 Tuec. 17—*9.55, *11.30 a.m., 12.20, 7.0 p.m. a m. 6.0, 8.45 p.m. Wed. 18-9.15, 11 a.m I Wed. IS—*10 0, 11.45 1.0, 7.0 p.m. a.m., 6.0, 8.45 p.m. Thur. 19-9.20, 11.15 Thur. 10—* 10.5 a.m 12 a.m, 1.20, 7.30 p.m. noon, 6-30, 8.15 p.m. Frid. 20—9.20, 11.30 Frid. 20—*10.5am 12.15 a.m., 2.15, 7.45 p.m. 6.45, 8.30 p.m. The steamer leaves Penarth Pier Ten Minutes after leaving Cardiff except trips marked SPECIAL SAILINGS. THURSDAY, August 12th. AFTERNOON TRIP TO MINEHEAD (VIA WESTON). Leave Cardiff, 3.0 p.m. Minehead, 7.15 p.m.; Weston, 9.0 p.m. MOONLIGHT TRIP ROUND THE LIGH TSHIP AND BELL BUOY. Leave Cardiff 8.0 p.m.; returning 10.0 p.m. Fares, Is. saloon and 6d. fore-deck. FRIDAY, August 13th. CLEVEDON AND CHEPSTOW (VIA WESTON). Leave Cardiff, 4.0 p.m. Chepstow, 7.30 p.m.; Clevedon, 8.30 p.m. Weston, 9.15 p.m. EVENING TRIP TO CLEVEDON. Leave Penarth, 5.40 p.m.; Cardiff, 6.0 p.m. Clevedon, 8.30 p.m. Fare, Is. MOONLIGHT TRIP ROUND THE HOLMS. Leave Cardiff, 8.30 p.m.; return about 10.0 p.m. Fares, Is. saloon and 6d. fore-deck. SATURDAY, August 14th. BRISTOL. Leave Cardiff 4 45 p.m., Bristol 9.0 p.m. EVENING TRIP TO BRISTOL. Leave Cardiff 6.30 p.m., Bristol 9.0 p.m. REGULAR SERVICE TO AND FROM CARDIFF AND PENARTH TO LYN- MOUTH AND ILFRACOMBE By the magnificent Saloon Steamers BRITAN- NIA, CAMBRIA, WESTWARD HO, &c. AUGUST. Leave CARDIFF. I Leave ILFRACOMBE. Satur.-14 9.45 am I Satur.-14 4. 0 pm Mon.-16 .10. 0 am Mon.-16 5. 0 pm Tues.-17 10. 0 am I Tues.—17 5.45 pm Wed.—18 .10. 0 am 1 Wed.-18 5. 0 pm Thuf.-19. 930 am Thur.—19 5. 0 pm Fri.-20 9.30 am | Fri.-20 5.30 pm SPECIAL CHEAP THROUGH TARES TO DEVON- AND CORNWALL, In conjunction with the London and South- western Railway Company. For further particulars, fares, &o., see bills. A limited number of Season Tickets are now being issued. For further particulars apply Mr WM. GUY, 3284 70A, Bute-street, Cardiff. J^O RNA DOONE COMPANY, DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN CARDIFF AND WEB rON (Calling at Penarth) by the favourite steam ers, LORNA DOONE, SCOTIA. &c. Wind, weather, and circumstances permitting. AUGUST. Leave CARDIFF. I Leave WESTON. gat. 14 — *7.10, 9.15 Sat. 14 —*8.0, 10.10 a.m., 4.30, 6 30 p.m. a.m., *5.30, 8 30 p.m. Mon. 16 -9.20, 11.20; Mon. 16—*10 20 a.m., a.m., 6.15, 8.15 p.m. I *4.50, *7.15,9.15 pm Tues. 17- 9.20, 11.20 Tues. 17—*10.10 a.m., a.m., 6.30, 8.30 p.m. J 5.15, 7.30, 9.30 p.m. Wed. 18-9.20,11.20 am Wed. 18—*10.10 a.m., 1.20,7.15 p.m. I *12 noon,6.0,8.45 pm Thur. 19-9.0, 11.20am | Thur. 19—*10.10 a.m., 1.20,8.0 p.m. | *2.10,6.30, 9.15 p.m. Calling at Penarth Pier ten minutes later than Cardiff except steamers marked thus SPECIAL SAILINGS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 12th. LYNMOUTH and ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 9.20; Penarth, 9.30 a.m. Ilfracombe, 2.45; Lynmouth, 3.20 p.m. ALL DAY TRIP to CLEVEDON. Leave Cardiff 8.0; Penarth, 8.10 a.m. Clevedon, 2.0 and 8.20 p.m. AFTERNOON TRIP CLEVEDON, PORTIS- HEAD, and CHEPSTOW.—Leave Cardiff, 3.20; Penarth, 3.30 Chepstow, 7.0 Portishead, 7.50; Clevedon, 8.20 p.m. EVENING TRIP to CLEVEDON. Leave Penarth, 5.0 Cardiff, 5.15 Clevedon, 8.20 p.m. Fare, Is. EVENING CRUISE. Leave Cardiff, «.0 Penarth, 8.10; arriving back about 10.0 p.m. Return Fare Saloon, Is. Fore Deck, 6d. Also SINGLE TRIP to BRISTOL. Leave Cardiff, 5.15 p.m. FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th. LYNMOUTH and ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 9 30; Penarth; 9.40 a.m. Ilfracombe, 3.45; Lynmouth, 4.20 p.m. MUMBLES.—Leave Cardiff, 9.30 Penarth, 9.40 a.m.; Mumbles 3.0 p.m. EVENING CRUISE ROUND THE STEEP AND FLAT HOLMES. — Leave Cardiff, 7.0 Penarth, 7.10; arriving back about 9.30 p.m. Return Fare Saloon, Is.; Fore Deck 6d. SATURDAY, AUGUST 14th. LYNMOUTH and ILFRACOMBE. Leave Cardiff, 9.30; Penarth 9.40 a.m. Ilfracombe, 3.45, Lynmouth, 4.20 p.m. DAY TRIP to MINEHEAD.—Leave Cardiff, 7.0; Penarth, 7.10 a.m. Minehead, 8.15 p.m. HALF-HOLIDAY TRIP to MINEHEAD.— Leave Cardiff, 4.30; Penarth, 4.45 Minehead, 8.15 p.m. EVENING CRUISE to WESTON. Leave Cardiff, 6.30; Penarth, 6.40; Weston 8.30 p.m. ^SINGLE TRIP to CLEVEDON and BRISTOL.— Leave Cardiff G.15 p.m. For Further Particulars apply to J. and M. Gunn and Co., 11, Mount Stuart-square, or to the Agent, A. LOWICK 3260 Box Office, Pier-head, Cardiff. THE GLAMORGAN F'R pRESS 1' IS THE BEST FAMILY PAPER, Sales by Auction. On TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th and 19th, 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 aad 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 ANGEL HOTEL YARD, WESTGATE STREET, CARDIFF. MONTHLY SALE OF HORSES, CARRIAGES, HARNESS, &c. MESSRS. BAILEY & GILLER will hold 1TJL their next Sale in the above Yard on August 19th. Gentlemen are invited to enter their Lots as early as possible to ensure due publicity. Terms and Entry Forms on application at the Auctioneers' Offices, 3, Castle-street, Cardiff or at the Sale Yard. 3402 Eisteddfodau. CALFARIA, WATTSTOWN. CYNELIR YR EISTEDDFOD FLYNYDDOL YN Y LLE UCHOD GWYL MABON, HYDREF 4ydd, 1897. Arweinydd-Mcredydd, Ysw., M.E., Wattstown. Beirniaid-Y Gerddoriaetli: Rhedynog Price, Ysw., G.T.S.C., Caerdydd Yr Amrywiaeth: T. Drew, Ysw. (Y Dryw), Tylorstown. ——— 2 s. c. I'r cor, heb fod dan 45 mewn rhif, a gano yn oreu Blodeuyn Bach wyf ti mewn Gardd (G. Gwent), Gwobr 5 0 0 Parti o Feibion, heb fod dan 20 mewn rhif, a gano yn oreu Myfanwy (Dr Parry). Gwobr 1 10 0 Cor o Blant a gano yn oreu "Onward" (Choral Anthems). Gwobr 2 0 0 Ceir y manylion ar y Programme, yr hwn sydd i'w cael oddiwrth yr Ysgrifenydd, D. R. DAVIES, 3428 21, Bailey Street, Wattstown. EISTEDDFOD DREFACH-VELINDRF, 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, X7, a Chadair gwerth X3. Pryddest a Chofiant i'r diweddar Barch- edig W. E. Jeffreys, Saron, X5 5s. a Choron gwerth X2 2s. D. JENKINS, v J.LEWIS, j Ys«' 3060 Veliudre, Llandyssul. TUDOR HALL, FERNDALE. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD on MiBON'S MONDAY, November 1st, 1897. Adjudicators :—Wm. Thomas, Esq., Treorky T. Young, Esq., Blaina; and J. Probert Evans, Ferndale. Chief Choral, "Tro ataf, a thrugarha (J. R. Lewis) prize, f5 and a beautiful Medal. Also 10s 61 will be given for the Trio. Juvenile Parties, to number 12, and under 14 years of age prize 10s, and a challenge Silver Cup. Brass Band Competition, JC14 in prizes. Champion Marching Contest, prize, Silver Medal for each player. Send for Programmes at once to the Secretary, n. T. RICHARDS, 3397 7, Lake Street.
Death. LEWIS.—Died at 24, Maltster's Road, Rhydyfelen, on Wednesday, the 11th August, 1897, Elizabeth, widow of the late John Lewis, Greengrocer, Rhydy- felen, after a long illness. Aged 56 years. 3432
"Y Gwir yn arbyn y Byd.Kyric Proverb. Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience."—John Milton.
THE MARCH FORWARD. The revival of Welsh national sentiment cf late years is most gratifying to all true patriots. The vitality which has been so spontaneously infused into the aspirations of the people has created new vigour all round. There is no splxeie of society where its influence is not felt, and the "fellow-feeling" of "hands across the sea," the responsive sympathy of compatriots in other countries, is both hearty and cheering. It must be admitted that the soil in which this new national life spread its roots had been previously well prepared. The truest and highest love to kith and kin, the desire for their advancement, and the formation of grand ideals, -ire all based on love to the Almighty. The preservation of the nobler traits of Welsh character, under the cold shades of unpardonable neglect, is due main- ly to the dominance of deeply religious instincts stirred into an activitiy by the efforts of the reformers of a hundred and fifty years ago. No- thing else can account for the intensity of the desire for the acquisition of knowledge and the cultivation of intellect so prevalent in Wales. The Welsh people to-day, for ought we know, might be on the same low intellectual level as their cousins across the English Channel—the Bretons—but for the pervading efforts and ele- vating influence of their Nonconformist religious teachers. These pioneers deserve our respect and admiration; and though it may be the fashion in certain circles to raise the lip in contemptuous levity at the mention of their names and work, it is to the 'orious self-sacrifice and the untiring effort exhibited by them in the face of so much obloquy and persecution that we are mainly indebted for the love of learning so characteristic of the Welsh people, and for their law-abiding citizenship. The keen enjoyment and appreciation of mental effort under the wise guidance or able teachers in oui Sunday Schools which dot hillsides and valleys all around, prepared the people to give enthusias- tic response to the call to avail themselves of the increased educational facilities brought to their doors. Wo would not, however, forget to give due recognition to the influence of the National Festival, the Eisteddfod, and its ad- juncts, the hundreds of competitive meetings annually held in every town and village through- out the land, as important factors in the de- velopment of literary and musical talent. What- ever may be said of the surroundings of the Eis- teddfod in the past, it no doubt materially assisted to keep the flame of mental progress burning. Long may this pa0."t'rn0ss for advance- ment and progress hold sway over the minds (,f our people. The "divine of A VGIl was wont to dcseLoJe the Welsh characters as being heavily marked with We "preenness" of inno- cence, simple credulity, combined with an irre- sistible inclination to boast o frich relations dead and alive, and the Welshman's attempts at En0."lish speaking were made to do (ilit.v as in- centives to ridieide. This was, no doubt, de- lightful enough as the background whereon to expose the sordid and designing propensities 01 his other characters. Oilier writers have also superciliously followed the example of the im- mortal William, and have gone further in the attempt to belnue and vilify the Welsh charac- ter. But those days of wilful misrepresentation are passing away. The bloom of whilom ver- dancy, if it ever existed, is gradually disappear- ing, and since John Jones has had the temerity to rub shoulder to shoulder with compe-.u>rs in all walks of life, his diffidence is also wearing off. As he becomes better understood, he is respected as he deserves to be. He is not now handicapped by the prejudices and overpowering presence of the "superior person"-his neai neighbour. He has discovered for himself that whenever he gets the opportunity, he can hold reins of government with as firm a grip as his neighbour can. Ho finds he can initiate and carry out movements, social, political and re- ligious, with as great success as others about him. And let it be said to establish this confi- dence in himself is the great desideratum, the great point to be gained, and the said John Jones may then be trusted to hold his own. The ability is there already-that fact is well- known-but through diffidence and reticence and hesitation at critical moments, the neighbour is allowed to forge ahead and the Welshman is well content, without a murmur, to take the back seat. The spread of education, combined with trustworthiness of character, and the rub- bing off of angularities by contact with others have succeeded in inspiring him with that indis- pensable confidence in his own powers which will open out to him the possibility of usefulness and emolument in all departments of service. The education imparted 20 or 30 years ago. crude and utterly inadeouate as it was, has nevertheless brought abundant fruit in the parents of to-dav in a srreatly extended appreciation of benefits reoeived. They have tasted of the sweets and realised in a measure its advantages in the battle of life. With the uplifting of the masses to a higher plane, and the impetus lately given, who knows but that the lively imagination, and the inventive genius inherent in the Celtic race, will start from its new vantage ground to add a larger share in the common contribution to the world's progress? Till comparatively lately, "as it was in the beginning," etc., was the dirge dinned into the ears of the -pople, damping their aspirations and stultifying their aim. Young Wales will, however, listen no longer to the melancholy refrain, but with outstretched hands and ardent hope will more and more ven- ture to grasp at the opportunity whenever it offers itself, and spring on to fortune and to fame. As it is, the numerous examples already before us of men of undoubted ability born and bred in the seclusion of remote localities, who with the aid of culture obtained under well-nigh insuperable difficulty, have attained to brilliant positions, will certainly act as incentives to effort on the part of those now entering on the struecrle of life. And now that we are fairly on the March Forward with the wide world before us, we cannot refrain from quoting advice given in Holy Writ, of setting aside the sins that do so easily beset us. What a calamity it would be to allow frivolous and unworthy objects to distract attention and engage energies so as to prevent bright hopes from being realised! Much as we admire the prowess of footballers and th" excellent qualities of endurance and tactical skill brought into play by cricketers, it would be a catastrophe if these should ever come to be regarded as the be-all and end-all of existence So far as athletics help to fit young men for the race of life, they are good and serviceable; but they should never be allowed to engross the whole attention. Above all and beyond all there is no more terrible and insidious enemy to present or future prosperity than strong drink, This is the Juggernaut under which briinant prospects are crushed and hopes blighted, end- ing in despair and destruction. Young men and women, shun it as you would the plague.
4 CONSISTENCY (?). A CAPITAL move was made by Councillor F. G. Edwards, at the meeting of the Pontypridd District Council on Tuesday, to ascertain the true feeling of the Conservative members of the Council with regard to the proposal of having a park for Pontypridd. A resolution was received from the Chamber of Trade asking the Council to purchase lands on the Ynysyngharad Fields for the purpose of making a park there. In order, therefore, to enable the public to see the cost of the two suggested sites-the Common and Ynysyngharad—Councillor Edwards pro- posed that the Clerk be instructed to write to the trustees of the Llanover Estate, asking the price per acre of the Ynysyngharad Fields, or any portion thereof that the trustees were pre- pared to sell. At the Chamber of Trade meeting It was stated by a prominent Conservative that the land could be purchased at very small cost, and Mr Edwards' object now was to see if this was so, or whether the statement was merely childish prattle. Now, what does that champion of the ratepayers' rights and privileges, Mr Jones-Powell, say ? He had no objection to seeing the Ynysyngharad laid out as a park, but—always "but"—it would cost a consider- able Rum of money, and there were other things which were more necessary. He thought the public would appreciate other things being done before they entered into a discussion with regard to a park. He thought tkey should spend money in making a bridge across the Berw, where the public wanted it. He considered it premature to have a park. Mr Powell was considerably taken aback when told by Mr Watkin Williams that the bridge across the Berw would be carried out almost immediately. From this it is pretty evident that Mr Jones-Powell is not at all desirous of having a park in Ponty- pridd it were far better to remain in the same old position, instead of advancing with the times. Talk is cheap, and a little time ago Mr Jones-Powell took care to impress upon the representatives of the Press that he was most anxious to see a park in Pontypridd for did he not say at the last meeting but one of the Council I have no objection at all to obtaining a public park I am in sympathy with it; but I think we have a site far more central and more accessible than the Common is at present. The Common is at present a public recreation ground, and no one can take it from them, but if we want a park we have a place more con- venient. I hope the Press will take a note of this! The Press did take note of it, and are taking notice of it in a manner not pleasing to Mr Powell, for we now plainly prove that a man who at one meeting says he is in favour of a park and at the next is directly opposed to it has no right to a seat on a governing body, for he surely has no mind to call his own.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. THE National Eisteddfod in Gwent has passed with great and growing acceptance. The Newport people did not stint the outlay neces- sary to secure a high and lofty standard of excellence; and we are glad to learn that, when the settling day arrives, the enthusiasm of the guarantors will have no discouraging sequel to experience. The magnitude and colossal scale with which the 1897 Eisteddfod was carried out has been potent in the accession of respect and goodwill. The sneers and gibes of the foreigner are no longer harm- ful to its welfare. The rally of all Welshmen to the support of the Eisteddfod, and the respectful obeisances made by high and low, Jew and Gentile, barbarian and his opposite, to the merits and educational forces of its existence signify that it has emerged triumphantly out of its past furious and fiery critical ordeals, and that, furthermore, its co-existence must synchronise with all movements tending and aspiring to the elevation of the Welsh people. HOWEVER, all who love it must also be industriously loving in criticism which has for its objective its strengthening. Faithful are the wounds of a friend," and upon this basis as a justification we will make one or two observations which close scrutiny at Newport has suggested to us. We dealt last week with the adjudication on the Chief Choral competi- tion and the strenuous vigour of our dissent from the award was, though robust, not after a week's reflection a jot too severe. We must have no Anglicising dominance in our Welsh institutions. If cur choirs sing robustly and dramatically we shall urg: them to coLtpme, because heart in art we believe m as a ndiginn to be worshipped. If we tramplo technique, let us know where. We seek and we thirst for education in all things but do we get it in our choral adjudications by cur English a liudicators ? No We may go on for years violating le hnique for any corrections we get ip adjudications. This naturally leads us to the possible remedy. We must hive ad- judications detailed and full, and not mere rhaj sodical generalitifs and the bare, uu- supper!able-by-reason decisions. VYe g the Eisteddfod among our educational tions on the literary side, and partic -la"riv t. p v tic, we get adjudications whi 'h treat in detail the whys and the wherefores of preferen- tial selections. "Pedrog," when delivering the Chair adjudication, gave it with a fulness of d,ta;r truly permanently instructive. But the Chi irs g t none of this fro;n your English ad- judicators. If the Merthyr choristers are con- structing their musical performances on iaulty technique and mistaken vigour of vocal pro- duction they should be enlightened out of ^————i —- fallacy, and, by the education of the Eisteddfod, switched on the right technical track. We r°U!H-^1St,.Up0n rerr adjudicator, as part of ?a submitting in written detail the logic of his awards. THE bare ipse dixit of a Mackenzie or a Macfarren does not suffice the educational claims of the Eisteddfod. The conductors of our Welsh choirs are amateurs who would value and appreciate professional guiding lines, and, if they violate fundamental principles in ren- ditions, all the stronger the reasons why adjudications should be corrective as well as decisive. There was no instruction at New- port, and therefore we urge that this should be inseparably a part of the function in future contests. The Mid-Rhondda Eisteddfod made this a stipulation with Dr Risely. The result was obviously a great satisfaction to all the competitors. Not only did they get an ad- judicative detail, but an order of merit list was also given, which had a most refreshing and stimulating influence upon all concerned.
♦— Pauperism in Pontypridd Union. From a return issued by Mr Bireham. Local Government Board inspector, shewing the num- ber of out-door paupers (exclusive of paupeit lunatics in asylums and vagrants) relieved dur- m the half-year ended Lady Day, 1897, we ex- tract the following information of interest to the ratepayers of the Pontypridd Union. Ac-, cording to the census of 1891, the population of the Union is given as lto,811. During the per- iod named they relieved 2,172 cases of destitu- tion caused by old age or permanent disability, 1,.324 cases of destitution caused by the deaths absence, or desertion of husband or father;) 964 cases of destitution caused by the iemi>orar« sickness or want of work of male heads oE families and single men; whilst the number of single women in receipt of out-door relief id given as 24. It will thus be fotnyil that during the half-year mentioned 5,119 in this Union re- ceived out-door relief, as compared with 4,255 is the corresponding period of the previous reliefi the percentage of the population relieved being 3.4 and 2.8 respectively. The official figures amply bear out Mr Bircham's related warnings that the out-door recipients of relief are becom- ing gradually more numerous; but, at the samd time, we have every reason to believe that only deserving cases are relieved by Guardians and Officers, and that the public purse is not li,alneA more than is actually necessary.
One Thousand Welsh Farmers Wanted in Canada. The Canadian Government Agent, Mr Wm. L. Griffiths, writes to James Roberts, South Walea Emigration Office, Pontypridd, as follows: — "Dear Sir,—All persons will be required to pay their Ocean passages to Montreal, where arrangements will be made for their transporta- tion to the works at Lethbndge. The ehargai will be advanced, and afterwards deducted frota. their wages. The fare to Montreal is, I believe,, £ 5 12s 2d. WILLIAM GRIFFITHS. P.S.-Please note the assisted fare." Mr Roberts states that the rate from Montreal to Lethbridge is B5 113 7d. which the Canadian Government will advance, being about one-half of the cost of the whole journey. Only intend, inc settlors arc required. GOLD MINING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. jVli- Roberts further states ihat it is too latf, in the year to reach Klondike Gold Mines or the Yu,,(,.n district; but those who want to be on the way might do well to go as far as the Kooienay district this year, taking ticket to Rowland, where rich mines have been discovered. Too fare from Liverpool to Rossland is E]4 2s lid.-