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Excellent for aged people and those with long standing Bronchial trouble. IN BOTTLES 1/ 2/9, & 4/6. By Post 3d. extra. Of the Sole Propnetor- EMRYS RICHARDS, DISPENSING CHEMIST, COEDYMEIBION, TONYPANDY. QUALITY. FRESHNESS. UNIFORMITY. These are the most important points considered by the Maypole Dairy Company, Limited, and it enables them to boast of now being the Largest P3 n Manufacturers and Retailers of Pure Dairy Butter in the World. The Butter they sell is always of the best quality, and can be depended upon. You are requested to try this Butter to-day. MAYPOLE BUTTER 1/- per lb. MAYPOLE BUTTER 1/- per lb. MAYPOLE BUTTER 1/- per lb. For economy, the Maypole Dairy Company, Limited, recommend their celebrated MARGARINE, at 4d., 6d. and 8d., per lb. Far superior to secondary butters. TEA 1/ 1/2, 1/4, and the Very Best 1/6 per lb, Pure, Rich, and Fragrant. MAYPOLE DAIRY CO, LTD., 83A, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD, 4528 And at 62, Duffryn Street, Ferndale. Pontypridd Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. DAISY DAISY CYCLES: CYCLES! AYLIEFE & SONS, CYCLE WORKS, CARDIFF, MAKERS. DAlBY CYCLES are the most popular mountt in Wales, and hold the best records for Path and Road, and must still lead the way. Their '99 Models are perfection. Write for '99 Catalogue. DAISY CYCLES are guaranteed free from imperfections in their material and in workmanship and we agree to make good within TWO YEABS from the date of delivery, any defects which may appear. Among the SPECIAL ADVANTAGES we offer to purchasers is the following We will OVERHAUL '99 Pattern "Daisy Cycles" FOUR TIMES during the term FaKE Of CLURGE. Sole Agent for Rhondda Valleys and district: T. S. JUDD, PARK STREET, TREFOREST. 4514 TOWN Hall> PONTYPRIDD. AN EISTEDDFOD" ON MONDAY,atM1AYb8th,Pl1899. Adjudicators-Vocal and Instrumental: J. H. M. Harris, Esq., R.A.M., Cardiff; Musical i Composition: Mr T. D. Edwards, Haydn Villa, Pontypridd; Essay: Rev. T. Manuel, Wesleyan Minister, Penygraig, via Pontypridd; Poetry: Mr T. Williams (Brynfab), Hendre Farm Treforest; Prize Bags, &c.: Mrs Jones-Powell and Miss Price, Pontypridd. Conductor: Rev. T. Jones, Pontypridd. Choral C ompetition-" 0 Dduw, rho i'm dy Hedd (God grant me thy Peace). T. D. Edwards, Pontypridd. Choirs to number not less than 40 voices. Frize f5. Male Voice—" Cydgan y Morwyr (Sailors' Chorus). Dr. Parry. Not less than 20 in number. Prize £2. Juvenile Choirs-" Bugail Israel" (D. Thomas, A.C., Hafod). To number not less than 25 voices. Any number of Tenors and Bass to assist. Prize, El 5s. 2 Programmes, Id. by post, lid. Secretary Mr E. Ashton, 22, Llanover Road, Pontypridd. 4167 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. PBOPHIBTOBS EVERSHED VINE & CO. 4672 BARRY ISLAND REFRESHMENT ROOMS, WHITMORE BAY. LUNCHEON3 AND TEAS PROVIDED AT MODERATE CHARGES. Large and Small Parties, Schools, &c., catered for. All communications to be addressed to E. LONG, MANAGERESS, BARRY ISLAND. I JOHN 'CROCKETT & co., CABJNE1 MAKERS AA-T) HOUSE FURNISHERS, 2 & 3, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD. SELLING OFF! SELLING OFF! GREAT REDUCTIONS FOR CASH. 1866 X SPECIAL TO YOUNG MEN V Just Published, a Medical Work, ENTITLED HOW TO ENSURE HEALTH." On the LAWS GOVERNING LIFE, and the Caug-s Symptoms and treatment of all diseases dependent nn Exhaustion of Nervous Vitality, such as Nervous Debility. Mental >,nd Physical Depression PalHta- ti.:n of the Heart. Noises in the Heaq and Ears. Indecision, Impaired Surht and Memory, Indigestion Pmstrati. n VlIsitude, Depression of SDirits, Loss of Energy and Appetite, Pains in tbe Back. Ac Sent p .st free for2 st imps; or by letter post I!stamps, "The Female's Friend and Adviser" Will be sent to any address on receipt of Two stamps Address, MeMr« BARNES & Co., 48. Loutdile-saupre, Barusbury, London, N. 4695 Public Notice. KHONDDA URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES (ANIMALS) ACT, 1889. DAIRIES, COWSHEDS, AND MILKSHOPS ORDERS. TO COWKEEPERS, DAIRYMEN, AND PUR- VEYORS OF MILK. Whereas by an Order in Council made in pur- suance of section 34 of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878, and entitled The Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milkshops Order of 185:5," every Local Authority is required to keep a register of all persons from time to time carrying on in their district the trade of Cowkeepers, Dairymen or Purveyors of Milk, and whereas by the same Order it is declared that it shall not be lawful for any person to carry on any of the above trades unless he is registered, now therefore NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons IS carrying on the trade of CoVvkeeper, Dairyman or Purveyor of Milk within the Rhondda Urban District, and who are not yet registered, are required forthwith to REGISTER for the purposes of carrying on such trade, and unless all persons carrying on such trades nre Registered before the 31st day of May, 1899, proceedings will be taken. All necessary information will be given, and forms of application for Registration may be obtained between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Council Offices at Pentre. Tnese particulars and f rrns can also be obtained from the Council's District Sanitary Inspectors at Treherbert, Ton, Tonypandy, Porch and Ferndale. WALTER n, MORGAN, Ch rk to the District Council. Dated 12th day of April, 1899. 4699 sales by Auction. On TUESDAY and TnuitsnAY nest, commencing I at Two o'clock precisely each day. IMPORTANT TO PARTI23 FURNISHING. MESSRS. J. G. MADDOX & SON WIN SELT. 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, eft and 4ft Wardrobes, Pairs ot 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 Koortn, as scove. Established 1860. 4õ\35 MERTHYR TVDFrL AND ABERDARE St WAGE FARMS. "jVJ R.THOMAS HOWELLS has been favoured JLTJL with instructions from the Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare Farms Management Com- mittee to Let by Public Auction their PASTURE LANDS, on the respective Farms, as follows :— PARKNEWYDD and BERWERDY FARLIS, situate between Pontypridd and Abercynon, ou Monday, the 10th April, 1899, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon. NAVIGATION and YNYSCAEDUDWG FARMS, situate between Pontypridd and Aber- cynon, cn Tuesday, the 11th April, 1899 at One o'clock in the Afternoon. TROEDYRHIW FARM, situate between Troedyrhiw and Aberfan, on Thursday, the 13th April, 1899, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon. Luncheon will be provided at Parknewydd Farm on the first and second days of Sale, and at Troedyrhiw Farm on the last day of Sale, one hour before the advertised time of Sale. A deposit of 20 per cent, will be required on the day of letting, and a respossible surety for the balanc' on the 1st December, 1899, or 2 per cent. discount will be allowed for cash. For further particulars and Catalogues apply to the Committee's Farm Bailiff, Mr. E. H. BATTRAM, Parknewydd Farm, Abercynon, R.8.0., or to the Auctioneer, at 30, Victoria Street, Merthyr Tydfil. 4694 Public Notices. STOPS COLD I use a good deal in Winter, giving it to servants and others, and invariably hear of good results. My brother, who had Whooping Cough, and could not rest, found it the greatest reli(-f.E.M.D., The Elms, Faringdon, Berks, Juue, 1898, 04. CASH -h.CES 1. .d 2/6 A A Mrs A. S. BALLIN, Editress of Baby," Feb., 1898. says: Hayman's Balsam has earned an excellent reputation. I fciave tried it myself, and found it give immediate relief. I had it carefully analysed, and it c«n be used safely for young children and infants." CURES COUGH 15 HOUGHTON'S Electro-Hydropathic Establishment, STUART HOUSE, EDWARDS TERRACE, CARDIFF. SPECIALTY-RHEUMATISM, GOUT, ===========—— SCIATICA, and 'f' NERVOUS AFFECTIONS. Circular on application. 4541 G. W. Matthew CO. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS & CONTRACTORS. qPFICES AND w ORKSI-IOPS, WOMAN BY STREET, c ARDIFF. ELECTRICAL APPARATUS OF ALL KINDS INSTALLED AND REPAIRED. COLLIERY WORK A SPECIALITY. ESTIMATES FREE ON APPLICATION. 4374 £ 4,000,000 HAVE NOW BEEN PAID IN RESPECT OF RAILWAY ACCIDENTS, ALL AccideNTS, "WORKMEN'S ACCIDENTS, FIDELITY GUARANTEE, BY THE RAILWAY PASSENGERS'ASSURANCE CO., 64. Cornhill, London. A. VIAN, Secretary. AGENTS: I Xr E. POST, 63, Gorse Lane, Swansea. I Agents required in unrepresented districts. [4535 Miscellaneous. GIRLS Wanted to learn Paper Bag making. \jr Apply Manager, FREE PRESS, Pontypridd. WANTED tlol purchase, old and modern v v (English) historical and descriptive Works on South Wales. Apply, stating price, to Cymro," FREE PRESS Office, Pontypridd. LOST.—On Easter Monday, between the Railway Station and the Old Bridge, a Medal with two clasps. Any person returning same to the Police Station or to 85, East Street, Pontypridd, will be rewarded. BU9C A STROLOGY.—Your Future Foretold, ill Marriage, Future Partner Described. Children, Journeys, Legacies, Ruling Planet, etc.—Send date of Birth, 12 Stamps and Stamped Envelope.—Mr. COLE, 30, Cheltenham Place, BRIGHTON, Sussex. B12:1g 1011 SALE.—A Wulfruna Cycle in excellent r condition, fitted with brake and all ac- cessories; weight 291-bs. Will sacrifice for £6 10s. T. S. Judd, Park Street, Treforest. A CAPITAL chance offers itself at present; to a trustworthy man of business habits. The remuneration will be good to a reliable person. Address, Secure," FREE PRESS Office, Pontvpridd. Bl2td "■ —— Prize Drawings. WINNING NUMBERS of Prize Drawing for George Williams, Troedyrhiw 359, 908, 872, 771, 693, 695. 851, 445, 711, 978. Prizes to be had from D. J. MORRIS, 1, Industrial Terrace, Troedyrhiw. Bi20 WINNING NUMBERS of Prize Drawing for T. Nash, Coedpenmaen — 1—7700 6-1503111-38891161792 21- 901 2-1580 7— 880 1-125ö 17-2282 22-1671 3-2885 8-3060113-17451 18-2450 23- 203 4—1673 9—1045 14—1128' 19— 215 24— 322 5—1750 10— 161 15— 974 20—1378 25— 11 Application for the prizes must be made to Mr Williams, Llanover Arms, 'frallwn. Prizes not c:aimed in 28 days will bj forfeited. ( W. H. GRONOW. 4698 Joint ecs., ( J- H. MORGAN. I. T c-iiders. PONTYPRIDD UN ON. PAINTING OF COTTAGE HOMES. THE Guardians invite Tenders for the Paint- ing of 8 Cottages at Llantwit Fardre Specifications and all particulars to be seen at the Workhouse. Tenders to be sent to me not later than Monday, the 17th day of April, endorsed Tenders for Painting." E. C. SPICKETT, Pontypridd, Clerk. 29h March. 1899. [469-4 Election Addresses. KHONDDA URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION, 1893. NO.1 WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Kindly accept my sincere thank3 tor returning me at the head of the Poll. Your interests will again receive my un. remitting attention during the next three years. „ „ Yours faithfully, MORGAN LLEWELLYN. Baglan. Treherbert, March 29th, 1899. 4693 UP-TO-DATE IN MEDICINE! When everything else has failed. STOP YOUR O illi ^f| TOOTHACHE IN TEN MINUTES. dRiS4"oor the WWM. Drive away the gloomy NERVOUS during & melancholy 0EpRESS|0N Pill up all red corpuscles ftwrnmiq of the Blood and give fll|C*/llllCl« vitality in The first dose gives immediate relief. A month's course will thoroughly set you up. IN BOXES 1/1 b TREBLE SIZE 2/9 2 Of all Chemists or Free by post from the Proprietor, 4520 SANDERS, City Pharmacy, Cardiff.
Y Gwir yn erbyn y Byd. Proverb. "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue lreely, according to conscience."—John Hilton.
THE NEW COUNCILS. DURING the present week the last meet- ings will have been held of two very important bodies-the Pontypridd and the Rhondda Urban District Councils— assemblies which have to care for the health and well-being of nearly 170,000 persons. The personnel of the Pontypridd Council remains almost unchanged. We may, therefore, look for but little altera- tion in the policy of the new Board, The first meeting of the new Rhondda Council, however, marks a new epoch in the history of the twin valleys, for the membership has been increased from fifteen to thirty, and as a faot sixteen gentlemen will occupy seats in the Pentre Board-room who have never before taken part in the deliberations of the District Council. The remarkable growth of the Rhondda Valleys has frequently been commented upon, the only parallel for it is to be found in some of the western towns of the United States of America. Certainly in England and Wales there is no other town which has increased in population in the short space of thirty years from less than 10,000 persons to nearly 130,000. This rapid growth cannot be too often or too strongly insisted upon, and its insistance is doubly important at a time when the governing body is about to enter upon a new, and we devoutly hope, a more vigorous phase of its existence. We use the term more vigorous advisedly, for no one can look back upon the past history of the Rhondda Local Board, and of its successor the now nearly- defunct District Council, without being struck with the utter purposeless attitude which they assumed upon so many important and urgent questions. We hasten to admit that these strictures are far more applicable to the Local Board than to the District Council, but to shew that they do apply to the latter body in a certain degree we need only cite the tardy action connected with It further supply of water to the district, and which dilatoriness necessitated the promotion of a Bill in the present session of Parliament with its attendant ex- penditure or again, we might draw attention to the delay last year in pro- curing a loan for the purchase of the gas and water undertaking, which delay, we understand, will cost the locality a good thousand pounds yearly for some years to come. Bnt we must confess that the District Council has been a distinct improvement upon the Local Board, for the latter body did practically nothing until compelled. We look for- ward therefore to the new Council striking out for itself a distinct line of conduct and proving that it has profited by the mistakes of its predecessors. We pen these lines in no spirit of mere captious criticism, but with an honest desire to assist in carrying on the government of this great community. If we must be more explicit we would remind the new Council that the rock upon which its predecessors have most often split has been a too literal reliance upon the old Roman rroverb-jestina knte-to make haste slowly is desirable under certain well defined circumstances, but if we become a slave to its teaching we shall find that we are in reality carrying out the other precept, Never do to-day that which by any possibility you can put off until to-morrow."
Mr. Evan Cule and the Vicar of Ystradyfodwg. To the Editor. Sir,—I shall be thankful to you for a little space in which to reply to Mr Evan Cule's last letter. My reason for stating that his asser- tion that "the first translation of Holy Writ into the Welsh language was made by Thomas Llewelyn, 07 Rhigos, in this parish," should bo taken with a great deal of ralt, is this: That there is no trustworthy historical evi- dence in existence in proof that such a tran- slation was ever made. About 27 years ago I gave, in connection with an Eisteddfod held at Pcntre, a prize of £ 5 for the best history of this Parish, which was won, I believe, by Mr M O. Jones,, Treherbert. In that history I for the first time a reference to this sup- posed translation by Thomas Llewelyn. My curiosity was aroused, and I felt a liltle elated ;n being the Vicar of a, rarisli where the first translation of the Scriptures into Welsh had been made, if it could be proved. From that time until now I have made many enquiries about this traditionary translation, and have consulted the highest authorities on Welsh His- tory and Bible translations, and the result has been in every case a failure to obtain any evidence of such a translation. I read some time ago in Gweirydd ap Rhys' "Hanes y Bry- taniaid," Vol. II, page 433, a reference to this supposed translation. He states that it is re- ported that "there is in the library of Sir Thomas Mostyn, of Gloddaeth, a letter from Thomas Llewelyn, of Rhigos, who was also known as Thomas Llewelyn Deio Powell, to Bishop Davies, urging him to translate the Scriptures into Welsh, and giving the Bishop a short account of his own translation of Ty dall's English Testament." Gweirydd ap Rhys gives also on the same page an extract from Gwallter Mechain, vol. II, page 191, which is a quotation from "Malkin's History of South Wales," stating that "there are strong reasons for the belief that Bishop Davies and W. Sales- bury in their translation of the New Testa- ment into Welsh made use of Llewelyn's tran- slation." Gwallter Mechain himself, so says Gweirydd ap Rhys, did not think so. I have taken considerable pains to find out whether these statements can be substantiated. Hav- ing heard from a friend that a catalogue of the Mostyn MSS., by Gwcnogfryn Evans,had been lately published by the Government, and that a copy had been deposited in the Untisn Museum, I wrote to the librarian of that Na- tional Institution requesting him to oblige me by making enquiries whether there is in the said catalogue a reference to such a letter. In the reply I received, and which now lies be- fore me, the writer states: "Gwenogfryn Evans' catalogue of the Mostyn MSS., which I have carefully examined, contains no men- tion of the letter of Thomas Llewelyn to Bishop Davies." I also requested the librarian to search "Malkin's History of South Wales" for the quotation referred to above. In his reply he states: "We have here only the first edition of Malkin, a quarto volume, published in 1804. I have read the pages (183--195), re- lating to Ystradyfodwg,, in our copy of this edition, and the passages given by Gwallter Mechain do not occur in it, nor do I find any mention at all of Thomas Llewelyn "Tri those pages, and a search in other parts of the volume where these passages might possibly have occurred, has been equally unsuccessful." I also wrote to two of the greatest living authorities on such matters for information. Ono replied that he was unable to give any in- formation on the subject. The other wrote: "If such a translation ever existed, I very much doubt whether Bishop Davies ever saw it, for he makes no reference to its existence in his preface to Salesbury's New Testament, a con- siderable portion of which was made by the Bishop himself,, and he refers in the same pre- face to the existence of a Welsh translation of a portion of the New Testament, which was in the possession of one of his ancestors, consi- derably before the time of Thomas Llewelyn; and I feeL sure that Llewelyn's translation would not have gone without notice had the Bishop seen or known of it." In his last let- ter Mr Ctde calls him Dr Thomas Llewelyn. I should be glad to know what authority he has for describing him as Dr. I do not think Mr Cule was accurate in the account he gave of the descendants of Thomas Llewelyn. Apo- logising to you for the length of this letter,— I am, etc., WILLIAM LEWIS, Vicar of Ystradyfodwg. April 5th, 1899.
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PONTYPRIDD CHAMBER OF TRADE. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Chamber was held at the Restaurant Rooms, Town Hall Buildings, on Wednesday, undei the presidency of Mr R. L. Phillips. The other members present were: Messrs John Evans, Henry Porcher, James Coombes, R. D. Grif- fiths, William Jones, together with the secre- tary, Mr George Marchant. The question of providing a better railway service from Seng- hirnydd to Pontypridd was considered. Mr John Evans pointed out that it was not likely that the Rhymney Railway Company would facilitate matters for passengers in order that they might change at CaerphlTTy to reach Pontypridd. It was resolved to write to the Senghenydd Chamber of Trade, and to the Rhymney Railway Company on the subject. Mr Evans also gave notice of motion to con- sider the vast difference in prices charged in local railways between second and third class passengers. Mr R. D. Griffiths moved that the Barry Railway Company be asked to stop their 9.50 train from Barry to Pontypridd at St. Fagan's so as to enable passengers from Porthcawl to reach Pontypridd an hour earlier than at pre- sent. This was agreed to. On the thousand miles railway ticket system being considered the secretary read replies from the Great Eastern, North Western, Great Western, and Midland Railway Companies, who pointed out that the system was not in vogue on their railways. The North Eastern Railway Company replied that the system worked very successfully with them, but was only in vogue with first class passengers, who were charged -lid. a mile. The question was deferred. Mr William Jones, Gellideg, again called the attention of the Chamber to the question of nicving in the matter of appointing income tax commissioners. He thought that the secretary should wait on the local M.P.'s with a view of getting them to call the attention of the Trea- sury to the matter. After some consideration, it was resolved that Mr Jones and the secre- tary, Mr George Marchant, lay the case before Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P. Mr John Evans complained that the gas ac- ccunts of the District Council were not pub- lished in the local papers. He gave notice of motion that the Chamber ask tie Council to oonsider the advisability of publishing the accounts in the local papers,, as the price of gas was now exorbitant. Mr R. D. Griffiths moved that the Chamber petition the T.V.R. and Barry Railway Com- panies to arrange for the interchange of season tickets. This was agreed to. Mr William Jones pointed out that it would be far more convenient if the Poor and the District Rate were collected by the same per- son. If the Chamber thought it essential, he would give notice to discuss it at their next meeting. Opinions were expressed against the idea, but it was ultimately resolved that the question be entered for discussion at the next meeting.
Grand Banquet at Porth. On Thursday evening, Mr Taliesin Hopkins and his noted band of fellows, held a grand banquet at the Imperial Hotel, Porth, in hon- our of Mr Woods, a prominent citizen of Douglas, Isle of Man, Mr Blagborough, the great Yorkshire tenor, and Mr Williams, Bir- mingham. These gentlemen took great inter- est in the Male Voice Party when upon their various tours in England and the Isle of Man during the recent strike. The male party the.light it their duty to shew their apprecia- tion for their services, and invited them down to the Land of Song. The meeting of these three gentlemen and the Rhondda boys was sr-rnething to remember, each and all speaking in the highest terms of Mr Woods, who most corir'.eomly took them in hand when far from the Rhondda. oiVl gave them advice and influ- enced his Douglas friends to rally round rho collier hoys. In the great cause of humanity. they knew that their appeal was worthy of support, HII.I lighi well did they supoprt their noble caus- and many will not roidily forgeti the large sun.s cf money that this well-known party seni. borne during the struggle. The menu Nvi, the highest order, and with a genial chairman and jolly company, a splendid programme was begun. Mr Thomas Griflithst M.E., J.P.. the chairman, proposed the "Health of the Queen," "The Soldiers' Chorus" was given hy the choir, followed by a song by Mr Ludwig Evans, who gave a capital render-1 ing of "The Last Watch." "Onr Guests" was proposed hy Mr T. Hopkins, who, in feeling terms, said he did not know where to begin, as the area and vopc of real kindness was so manifest ibsit he really asked to be excused it he left some of the gems out. (Cheers). The choir and himself had never been on such an errand before, and did not relish the idea ot going, as it were, upon an expedition without bearing any fruit in the way of helping those who were in nead. However, they started.. and dele'iriined to make for Birmingham, where in no time a, host of Welshmen crowded around the singers, one of the chief being Mr Williams. (Applause). Their sympathy and hospitality was unbounded, and everything augured well for a successful beginning. Jfct Wiliams was a member of an old Welsh fami- ly. Every encouragement was given to the party, who spent five weeks in Birminghany at. tbe end of which time they were sorry 10 lenve. (Applause). Afterwards they decided to go to the Isle of Man. When they arrived there they felt rather down-hearted,but as Pro vidence would have it,Mr Woods came to the rescue. and immediately he took over the helm all was (Applause). Mr Woods proved himself a mcst perfect guide to them. Ria infiuence was great, as was shortly afterwards shewn by th elite and aristocratic audiencea they had. Again in Mr Blagl>orough—(cheerej —they found a true friend. Notwithstanding his high position as a vocalist, he stood by them like a man. (Loud applause). He (Mr Hopkins) felt proud of having the company ot those three gentlemen that evening to recipro- cate the good feelings of himself and the party. (Applause). Mr Woods, who upon rising was greeted with tremendous cheers, said he did not d serves that outward and spontaneous recep- tion. This was his first visit to Wales, and if he knew that they treated people as thef treated him. it was no wonder his friends spokt lovingly of the Welsh.It was true he hadtaken an action first in the welfare of the Porth litalf Choir when at Douglas, but he did as if were his duty. He knew of the prevailinj strike, and that thousands of women and children were in want. and, therefore, did hit best for the choir, who benefited and sent largi sums of money home to alleviate the unfortnxx ate suffering. (Loud applause). After a soogj "The Young Brigade," by Mr Tom Mathiasj "Our Visitors and Friends," was proposed ii a short. and concise speech by Mr Willie Wi), liams. Mr David Davies, Carmarthen, respot" ded. A song, "The Midshipmite, was givel by Mr T. Kemp, after which Mr Williams, Bir mingham. was called upon. He said that whd he had done for the choir during their brill sojourn at Birmingham, he did because bA was helping those who helped otherit The object was most deserving. He woml up by saying that the good people of Binning ham were anxious to see the choir again. (Aa. plause). The he;" gave a splendid rendering of "The Spanish Serens,de." following whici Mr Tudor Thomas sang "Sailing Home." TIe "Host and Hostess" was proposed by Connet-4 lov Brooks, and Air John Davies responded A song, "Yr was now rendered by 11' John Davids, and a most enjoyable eveniig was brought to a close by singing "Hen Wig3 fy Nbudau."
Pentre. TH CORRECT Nl- I R?ION OF THE RUMOU*- Mr M. L P-esole] was obrged to leave JW premises v-pcoi;se they Wl'r'' too STrall. and M at pmnerty recently Ocuptd. by Mr Bnwen, rnnf^ctioTT. near by. He "JJ endeavour to e -rn the good word his pØ" sp-etive. as wfll, I rs his present patrons whos confidence and custom are much valuei.-A. E. PUSSOLD, Jeweller and Optician, Fcntre, P