YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I take this early opportunity of thanking you for the generous way in which you have again supported my candidature. The fact that this is the eighth time you have honoured me with your confidence, and the distinguished position in which you have placed me on the poll, will stimulate my efforts in the cause of National Education. Yours faithfully, WILLIAM WALKER HOOD. Glynoornel, Llwynypia. October 17th, 1899. 5026
YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. TO THE RATEPAYERS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN — I desire to thank you for the support recor- ded me in the above election. I appreciate the honour thus bestowed upon me, and will endeavour, in the future, as hitherto, to render my public services worthy of the confide reposed in me. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Oberdient Servant, Femdale. T. BEVAN. Ootober 18, 1899.
YSTRADYFODG SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. TO THB RATEPAYERS. ;Jd LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— J In returning thanks to those who, by their votes and support, placed me once more among the tmembera of the Ystradyfodwg K-b)-)] Board, I take the opportunity of assuring yoo that I will endeavour, in the future, as I have endeavoured in the past, to faithfully renre- sent the ratepayers upon this important educi- tional bod} « Tours flaithfully, WILLIAM JENKINS. Ystradfechan, October 18th, 1899.
SANDERS' OITY PHARMACY IS NOW SHOWING A VARIETY OF SOAPS SUITABLE FOR WINTER USE, With an ample assortment cf SKIN PREPARATIONS. It is easier to keep the Skin smooth, soft and healthy than to heal it after it is rough, chapped and hard. 47, QUEEN STREET, ,£,,< (Next the Empire). CARDIFF. Apartments, &e. APARTMENTS Wanted for Members of the Leon Vint ^iiobe Choir Company, one week from Monday, October 23rd. Apply by letter-Agent, Town Hall, Pontypridd.
Y Gwir yn erbyn y Byd.Ky.rie Prmerb. "Give me, above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience."—John Milton.
Election Echoes. The great local event-the Rhondda School Board electioa-has once more become history. Surprises were few, but disappointment was evident in several cases. a Mr Bevan, the late chairman, was generally expected to pull off first place with the great field at his disposal, and he succeeded in doing so with a splendid total of 17,840 votes, Mr Hood coming next with 16,854. These two gentlemen occupied similar positions in 1896. The whole Valley rejoiced when "The Child- ren's Friend"-Hiss Jones, of Maindy-waa found occupying third place with a splendid re- cord of 16,749 vot«§.. It is clear that the lady member received support, and that deservedly, from every earner of the Valley. The Vicar and Mr Daniel Thomas, curiously enough, were bracketed for fourth place. The Vicar's position was from the first assured, but 1tf,r- Daniel Thomas is to be especially compli- mented on the splendid figbt he made in the midst of a district heavily laden wit-h candi- date. Mr Daniel Thomas laboured under several very marked disadvantages, and the admirable result, is a souroft of much rejoicing among his many friends. Mr J. E. Jonos evidently possesses the public confidence in t marked degree, for he polled handsomely, and got sixth place with over 12,000 votes. The safe return of the late chairman of the School Management Committee, Rev T. Wil- liams, is a matter of much gratification, espe- cially as Clydach Vale sent forth two candi. dates for honours at this election. -0- Treorky did exceedingly well in putting their three candidates on the safe side of the barrier. As we stated previous to the election, the Rhondda School Board would not be complete without the company of the Squire of Ystrad- fechan, and the beloved pastor of Noddfa, the (highly esteemed minister of Hermon, whilst the claims of the Rev W. Charles, M.A., were undeniable. --e-- Mr H. Abraham is now the sole representa- tive of Porth, Hafod, and Cymmer. We feel that Cymmer has committed a very great blun- der in forgetting the enthusiastic services of their late member, Mr John Davies, and pro- perly organised, Porth and fcymmer could easily have returned two members. Mr D. R. Jones is also the sole representa- tive of Treherbert, Dunraven.and Blaenrhondda It is evident that Treherbert has been a "happy hunting ground" during the past few weeks, or Mr Jones would have found a much higher place on the poll. The admirable services rendered during the past three years by Mr D. R. Jones led us to believe that he would be very high on the list- a position he is thoroughly entitled to. Possi- bly the electors at the top of the Valley thought his return so safe that no effort was needed. Mistakes have arisen in the past through this. We are exceedingly glad, however, to find Mr D. R. Jones safely returned, for he has been a most valuable member. -4')- The Rev Rowland Morgan will prove a worthy successor to Mr Rowling at Williamstown, as his kindly sympathy will avail much in the new Board. --0- Ystrad Rhondda must be congratulated on safely returning two out of their three candi- dates. This result speaks volumes for the care- ful organisation in the district. Now that the fight is over, and the battle has been lost and won, we hope that petty differ- ences will be promptly buried, and we trust that the same earnestness, progress, and sym- pathy which marked the work of the late Board will again be evident. The primary consideration will be the future welfare of the child, and all other considera- tions must of necessity become secondary to that, We expect great things from the new Board.
RAILWAYMEN'S MEETING AT PONTYPRIDD. A well-attended meeting of all grades of railwaymen was held at the Empire, Ponty- pridd, on Sunday, the 15th inst. Mr M. Jones was voted to the chair, and was supported on the platform by Messrs Williams, Jones, Fran- cis. The chairman, in his opening remarks, dwelt upon the apathy which characterised the conditions of many of the workers, and said the only sensible and logical course for the combined workmen to take to bring the pro- gramme which had been drafted out at Cardiff to a successful issue, was to continue keeping closely in combination and not to relax their efforts towards the improvement of their con- ditions, until the same was brought to a success- ful issue. Great surprise was expressed at the action of a few guards on the Taff Vale Rail- way for supporting the programme at the mass meeting, and afterwards drawing out another one to their own personal advantage. A member desired to know the full extent of the pro- gramme. The same was given by the chair- man to the satisfaction of the large number present. A member from the platform then moved the following resolution: "That this meeting of Taff Vale Railway and Barry Rail- waymen here assembled strongly condemns the action of the few guards on the Taff Vale Rail- way in sending a memorial to the Taff Vale Railway Management, as in our opinion it is done for the purpose of weakening our strength with regard? to our present programme, and that the best thanks of this meeting be given to the one guard who deserted himself from them, and would not be a party to the said memorial." A member from an outside dis- trict seconded the resolution, stating he did it on principle, and he hoped the Taff Vale Railwaymen would keep aloof from them, as they would soon fall. He did not understand men acting in the manner in which these few had done, and in a few pithy remarks appealed to the men to stand by the committee and the programme which had been drafted out. A member asked a question as to whether any guard present had given any support to these few guards who had presented the memor- ial. Several guards from the surrounding dis- tricts expressed indignation at the action adopted, and stated that they were no party to the said memorial.. A member then moved that the programme drafted out at the mass meeting should be supported, and that they should stand by the committee in their efforts re the same. This was seconded and supported by several, and an earnest appeal made to stand loyal to the committee; and if at any time approached pelrsDnallly as to the pro- gramme by those who may express a desire to know the feelings of the men, the same were to be referred to the committee for any infor- mation required. A member then moved the following resolution: "That this meeting call upon all railwaymen to extend their sympathy to the relatives and families of those who are now fighting for our country in South Africa." This resolution was carried unanimously. Sev- eral members spoke on the principles of unity and the benefits of the Society. A hearty vote of thanks was given Mr Davies for the use of the Empire, as Mr Davies's kindness is very much appreciated by the railwaymen of the district. A vote of thanks to the chairman brought a very enthusiastic meeting to a c1oss, and good results are expected from it.
TYPHOID AT YNYSHIR. This fever has attacked several in this neglv bourbood, but thanks to the vigilance of 1), H. Jones, medii-al officer of health, and his nhl (subordinate, Mr Towy Thomas, they have al- most. stamTwvJ out what, promised to do bavoo
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POM TYi'Kii.H) G UA.lt DIANS. Mr J. Richards presided over the ordinary meeting of the Board of Guardians held at e Union on Wednesday. The House -omm;tiee, recommended a change of diet for 'he al,lø bodied at the Workhouse, i.e., that for break- fast, one pint of tea be given instep of 1& lint of porridge; for supper, one pint cf tea in- stead of 1 pint of gruel, half ounja of nutter instead of one ounce of cheese.—lhe recou.- mendation was adopted. Mr Richard Morris gave notice of motion that he would at the next meeting propose that the question of appointing an assistant clerk to N assist in preparing the reports of the relieving officers be considered. Mr Spickett, the clerk, explained that at present it was almost impos- sible to prepare the reports in time. The Vicar of Pontypridd wrote offering to supply a book case and books for the use of the Church inmates at the Workhouse, the same to remain the property of himself and his suc- cessors. The matter was allowed to lie on the table. The Rev W. Rees proposed that in future all their advertisements, except when otherwise directed be advertised in the local press in preference to the Cardiff papers. He thought that up to the present the local papers had been neglected in this respect. Why should they send all their advertisements outside the locali- ty? It wa,s not fair to the ratepayers. The local papers reported the Board's proceedings, whereas the Cardiff papers did not. Mr Davies seconded the proposition, and it was adopted.
RHONDDA FACH AND THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. There was general rejoicing in the Rhondda Fach over the excellent position of the three candidates. Mr Bevan took the first place, and this fact is a great tribute to his educational zeal. Mr Bevan needs no other memorial than the well-equipped Higher Grade School, which could be aptly termed "Bevan's Institute." To Miss Jones, who came third, we offer our ftincerest congratulations. During her three years' tenure she has won the respect of all the members. Here in the Rhondda Fach she is considered the embodiment of "Lady Boun- tiful." Her excellent work on the School Board and her unobtrusive charity have boen thoroughly recognised by the rare fidelity shown her on the day of the poll. To Mr J. E. Jones, who came an excellent- 6th, we extend our congratulations also. Mr Jones must be immensely popular, as he ha* I got a distinguished position without the main- stay of any industrial influence. His genial good nature undoubtedly accounts for recent misfortunes, and he may regard his 12,00t) votes as a public tribute to the general upright- ness and integrity of all his transactions.
SUICIDE AT MID-RiiONDDA. On Wednesday, a man named Jonah Jones, aged 31, residing at 56, Miskin Road, committed suicide. It seems he had been drinking heavi- ly, and having oome home early went into the coffee tavern at Llwynypia, and asked for the loan of a table knife, and inflicted a heavy gash in his throat. He was taken to Dr Ed~ wardss surgery, Llwynypia, who stitched Ihp: wound up, but he succumbed about 5 o'clock- He was under the delusion that the police were after him, and assigned as a cause that his wife- had left him.
WELSH INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the Welsh Industries Associt- £ heW at County Court, Ponty- prrau, on Monday next, when Lady Eva Wynd- ham Quid Mrs Godfrey Clark, Miss Mabel JIJIl, Mrs Bush, and others, will attend for t"6 purpose of bringing the objects, etc.. the association to the notice of the meetinS- To those of%s who paid a visit to the Glamor- gan depot, Cardiff, when it was opened about 12 months ago, and have from time to time re- newed that visit, the improvement in the pro- ductions of the Principality have been highly satisfactory and encouraging.
GREAT SALE OF CHINA AND EARTHENWARE. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. n¡J Friday, October 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th, M" H. Hibbert will offer for sale in the Lessen Town Hall Pontypridd, a portion of a largo and valuable stock of genuine Porcelain, China. !l.nd fancy goods, and earthenware, which ha been sent to them direct from the manufactory. to be sold by public auction without the slight- est reserve. The sale, which has been rendered necessary in consequence of the Kensington Fine Art Pottery Company, having been in bankruptcy, occasioned by the decision of the High Cotif+ of Justice upon the appeal in this case, th" whole of the stock has to be sold without r*" serve, and every piece offered is perfect, un- less specially stated at the time of sale. The stock comprises an immense quant'? of dinner services from I5s to £ 35 per set; breakfast, tea, dessert, single and double t-- let service, some of these with patent basins for preventing breakage. Also vases hundreds of shapes, and decorated in ft"I latest and newest styles and desifms. Flow" r pots, jardinieres on pedestals, most band60t ly decorated, in some cases standing 3 £ hicrh. The foods will bsi on view each mo ruin? fore the sale. The sale esch rlny will menee ot 2 a.nd 6.30 o'clock, and this rt„ found an exceptional opportunity for requiring goods (ornamental or use* 1) 0 a class as may not for some years be 0"c for sale by public auction. We understand, all goods nurcliafect J required) be packed free of charge,
y- •- ■ ,fr "MAYPOLE" TEA FOR THE MILLION. YES, there's no doubt about it; the Million are buying "Maypole" Tea everywhere, to-day. They have long' proved Maypole Butter to be the very best, and now they are proving for themselves that there's no other tea at the price so good as MAYPOLE" TEA Our Very Best "Maypole" Tea only 1/6 per pound. WHY PAY MORE? And our "Maypole" Teas at 1/4, 1/2, and 1 b are also sure to please. The Million must always make the most of the week's money, and that's why "the Million buy Maypole Tea just as they have so long bought Maypole Butter. MAYPOLE DAIRY CO., LTD., 83a, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD, And at 62, Dufiryn Street, FERNDALE. BRANCHES IN ALL LARGE TOWNS. AGENTS EVERYWHERE. 4528 PIESOLD, THE PENTRE RHONDDA JEWELLER. True and Steady to Greenwich Time are PIESOLD'S Watches. Miners' Watches trom 10s. 6d. With PIESOLD'S Lucky Note PIESOLD'S Silver English Lever Wedding Rings beautiful Watches from 2s. to £ 6 6s. it arp cdvpn guaranteed reliable and dust £ > M presents are given. proof' W~% Special attention paid to Large assortment of Engagement Presentation Orders. Rings from o/o upwards. SPECTACLES—Oculist's Prescriptions worked on the shortest notice. Lowest prices. 4913 PORTH COTTAGE HOSPITAL. FOURTH ANNUAL FANCY DRESS BALL AT THE TOWZSr HALL, POETH, On Thursday, November the 16th, 1899. LADIES IN FANCY DRESS, 8/6; LADIES IN EVEXJNG DRESS, 11/6. GENTLEMEN „ „ 11/6; GENTLEMEN „ 16/ Including Supper and Light Refreshments, but not Wines. Tickets may be had from the members of the Ladies' Committee or the Hon. Secretaries., MR. J. T. JONES, Glandwr, Porth, and 5010 MR. R. G. SCOTT, Jeweller, Porth. NEW TOWN HALL, PONTYPRIDD. EVERYTHING NEW. EVERYTHING UP-TO-DATE. ONE WEEK ONLY, OPENING MONDAY NEXT, OCTOBER 23rd, MR. LEON VINT'S GLOBE CHOIR. 20 ARTISTES. 20 ARTISTES. PRETTY SONGS. PRETTY DANCES. FUNNY SKETCHES. MADAME VINT, a Gifted and Wonderful Woman, in her latest creation—AN EASTERN DREAM. Messrs. VINT'S BIGOGRAPH ANIMATED PHOTOS. Piture apparently endowed with life. New Series. The Finest Ever Exhibited. All the- ;.<test events added daily, including GENUAL Lohd Kitchneb and the SOUDAN 'WAR! Cairo ta Khartoum. The Leading Incidents of the War between AMERICA & SPAIN. The TRANSVAAL CRISIS! The arrival of Troups at Cap- Town. See the Butterfly Dance, with the most beautiful effects. MIRTH, MUSIC, PICTURES. AND MYSTERY. Read what the Press says:-HEREFORD MERCURY, Wednesday, October 18th- LION VINT's Gi obit CHOlit AT TEx DFILL Hall.—On Morday tyming AJr. Leon Vint's Globe Choir opened a week's engagement at the Drill Hall to a house overflowing in every parf. If the audeocea of i he coming week are to te anything like the firit one, we can prophecy Il brilliant sl;cccos ft r the company but It only shows that the Htreford people know a good thing, for a brighter or more interesting entertainment would be difficult to and. The first part of the programme wAs musical, and the well selected songs and the charming aieging, and the appearance of Mr. Vint's Lady Choir well deserved applause. Special mention must be made of the gentleman bumor'st ol the company who caused much amusement; also of a very dever tain on the c< rnet by a (mall boy, who, although the yenngest performer, was by no means behind band inability. Then followed the grand tkenorama showing many interesting and beautiful places with plsasing dioeamic effect. The biograph waa enjoyed by all. The great feature of part a in the programme was Madaire Vint, the weird scmncnoist, who in a most wonderful manner answered questions put to her by the audience, all of which appeared to be correct. Another very interesting item took place in this part of the nrcgramme, einti led "lhe Indian Mystery," in which Mr. Vint ro." his share in mystifying the audience. An amusing sketch, in which four members of the company took part and elicited hearty ap- plause by their clever acting, brought the curtain down. Nightly at 8. Doors open at 7.30. Prices of Admission: 2a Is., 6d., & 3d. (limited) 5028-C174 ROYAL CLARENCE THEATRE, PONTYPRIDD. PROPRIETORS — MESSRS. TKENCHARD AND JONES. MANAGER MR. TOM JONES. -S-L_- Saturday, October 21st, last night of ON THE FRONTIER." Monday, October 23rd, and during the week, First visit to South Wales of Miss Nina Vincent and Pascoe Bioletti's No. 1 Company in the latest dramatic success— AN EVIL LIFE, By F. BROOK WARREN. This Company is managed by the Proprietors of The StiU Alarm. Time of opening and prices as usual. No smoking, bad language, or indecent conduct allowed inthis recognised place of amusement. Booking office at Messrs Thompson & Shackell. Taff Street. ————————— 4883 Monday, October 30th, Messrs. Bartlett and Rochoaters' No. 1 Company in two new dramas. The finest Coffee Essence I The finest Coffee Essence that money can buy ia Symington's Edinburgh Coffee Essence. Makes a cup in a moment. From Grocers throughout the world. throu&,at the world. CHAFY CUTTERS FOR HAND OR POWER. Crushing and Grinding Mills, Pulpers and Turnip Crushers, Ploughs, Barrows, Cultivators, Sheep, Pig and Cattle Troughs, Sheep Fat, Cattle Cribs, Steam, Gas and Oil Engines, Boiae Gears, Tools of every description, Spades, Shovels, Ferks, Axes, Hoes, Hay Knives, Drashing Books, tc. &c. Haimes. Traces, Plough Chains, Sack and lug Chains, Hurricane Lamps, Dandy Brushes, Carts, Wagons, Trollies by the rristol Wagon Works. CATALOGUES FREE, JOHN HIBBEfiT & SONS, THE "AGRICULTURAL HOUSE," in A 11 CASTLE ST., CARDIFF iU 4603 THE MISSES LLEWELLYN, COSTUMIERS, BAGLAN HOUSE, GELLIWASTAD, I with to thank their numerous customersjfor past favours, and beg to state that they have OPENED A BUSINESS A.T 3, Partridge Road, fyiatli, Cardiff, and will be pleased to receive orders at either of the addresses. BSTIMATES GIVEN FOR ROBES, COATS AND SKIRTS. STOPS COLD 1 use a good deal in Winter, giving it to servants ana ofchert, and invariably hear of good results. My brother, who had Whooping Cough. and coold not rest, found it the greatest relief.H.M.B., The Buns, Faringdon, Berke. Juue, 1898. b4A Mrs A. S. BAJ.LIN. Edltrew of Ba'jy," Feb., 1898, says. "Hayntan'# Ifctlnaro fit- earned "n excellent reputation. 1 oav« tried it myself, and found it gire immediate relief. I had it <vr*<iiHy arialxs«,i, and it can be tLHsdiMuVly for young children sod iufants." CURES COUGH 15 Public Notices. WELSH INDUSTRIES' ASSOCIATION. LADY EVA WYNDHAM QU[N will take the Chair at a MEETING to be held in the County Court, Pontypridd, on Monday, October 30th. at 3 p.m. WELSH EXHIBITS wiil be on view, and a Hand-Spinner and Hand-Weaver will work in the room. All interested are invited. 5029-d i5 J. E. Williams, Taxidermist CROFT HOUSE, 11, Wood Rd., Pontypridd, Birds, Animals, and Reptiles preserved on the most new and scientific principles. Private museums attended to. Ladies' piumes made to order. 5004 Sales by Auction. E. T. 1) AVI E, TEE AUCTfON ROOMS, MARKET SQUARE, PONTYPRIDD. Sales of Furnitur" every Wednesday at One o'clock and on Saturday evenings at Six p.m. Cash advanced on goods consigned f.-)r positive sale. 4836 CARDIFF. CORPORATION HORSE REPOSITORY. MESSRS BAILEY, GILLER, and TELFER beg to announce that they will hold their usual Fortnightly Sale of 50 HUNTERS, HACKS, HARNESS, HORSES, AND COBS; ALSO CARRIAGES, CARTS AND HARNESS, commencing at 1 o'clock, at the above Reposi- tory, on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th. Entries Respectfully Solicited. Auctioneers' Offices, 24, Duke Street, Cardiff. 5031 C176 PONTYPRIDD, CILFYNYDD, QUAKERS' YARD, AND PENYCOEDCAE. MESSRS H. S. DAVIES and MORGAN have received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the PARK HOTEL, PONTY- PRIDD, on WEDNESDAY, 25th day of Octo- ber, 1899, at Seven o'clock in the evening, in such lots and subject to such conditions as shall then and there be produced, the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES. Lot I.-All those THREE DWELLING- HOUSES, situate and being Top Hill Cottages, Penycoedcae, near Pontypridd, now in the occupation of William Lewis, John Goodfield, and John Perkins, and producing an aggregate rental of £27 19s per annum. This Lot is held under Lease for 99 years from the 1st day of January, 1890, subject to a Ground Rent of £2 per annum. Lot 2—All that LEASEHOLD COTTAGE, known as "Berthlwyd Cottage," Graig Berth- lwyd, near Quakers' Yard, now let to John Arnold at 14s per calendar month. This Lot is held under an Agreement for Lease for 99 years from the 2nd day of May, 1838, subject to a Ground Rent of I El 9s per annum. Lot 3—All those Two DWELLING- HOUSES, situate and being near the Queen's Hotel, Penycoedcae, and now in the occupa- tion of R. Goodfield and Another, at a rental of 13s per month each. This Lot is held under an Indenture of Lease for 99 years from 1st July, 1846, at the yearly Ground Rent of £2 7s 10d. Lot 4.—All those Two DWELLING- HOUSES, situate and being No. 6 and 7, Bod- wenarth Terrace, Cilfynydd, now occupied by Mr John and Another, at a rental of 18s per lunar month each. This Lot is held under Lease for 99 years from 2nd February, 1890, subject to a Ground Rental of El lis 3d per annum. Lot 5.—All those Two DWELLING- HOUSES, situate and being Nos. 26 and 27, Merthyr Road, now occupied by Mrs Mayne and John Blenkiron at a rental of 249 per cal- endar month each. This Lot is held under Lease for -99 years from the 24th day of June, 1877, subject to an Annual Ground Rent of jB3 2s. Lot 6.-That DWELLING-HOUSE, situate and being No. 148, Wood Road, Pontypridd, now in the occupation of Mr JJenkins at a ren- tal of 22s per lunar month. This Lot is held under Lease for 99 years from the 20th day of December, 1873, sub- ject to a Ground Rent of El Os 8d per an- num. For further particulars as to all the Lots apply to the Auctioneers, Town Hall Cham- bers, Pontypridd; as to Lots 1, 2, and 3, to Messrs DAVIES AND WILLIAMS, Solicitors, Taff street, Pontypridd. And as to Lots 4, 5, and 6, to Messrs SPICKETT AND SONS, Solicitors, Pontvpridd. 5025 THE GREAT STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY APPEAL CASE, Be the Kensington Fine Art Pottery Co, in Bankruptcy, China and Earthenware Manufacturers, Hanley. In consequence of the decision of the High Court of Justice upon the Appeal in this case the whole of the Stock of PORCELAIN, CHINA, AND EARTHENWARE, Amounting to some Thousands of Pounds, must be sold forthwith. In order to carry out the decision, MR. H. HIBBERT Has received instructions to offer a Portion of the Stock by Public Auction, Without Reserve, in the LESSER TOWN HALL, PONTYPRIDD, On TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 25,, 26, and 27 1899, at 2 and 6.30 o'clock each day. The Stock consists of some most noble pieces of Art, formerly made by the above well-known oH standing firm, the make of the China being well-known all over the world. There are about 240 Dinner Sets, fjor 12, 24, and 36 persons, some of them in very fine por- celain 315 Tea and Breakfast Sets, some being beautifully decorated by hand; 34 Dessert Sets, in fine porcelain, china, and raised gold decora- tion 150 Trinket Sets, very nearly all different patterns; 340 Single and Double Chamber Sets, in shapes and decorations quite new, in the latest London styles. Quantity Dining and Drawing Room and Hall Jardinieres, carved most beautifully, and nicely decorated by a first-class artist, some of them nearly 40 inches high. Quantity China Tables. A great quan- tity of Crown Derby style China in Tea, Break- fast, Dinner, Vases, Trinket, and Afternoon Sets, etc. A great quantity of Velloutina, in Vases, etc. A choice collection of real Ken- sington Ware. A few Vases and Pedestals, standing no less than 4 to 5 feet high, very high-class goods. Many of these articles were intended for the Exhibiton. Purchasers who buy goods to the value of B10 can have them packed free and safe for any distance, but they cannot be delivered by any of our staff in town or country, but must be sent for day after Sale. If to go bv goods train, the address must be given to the clerk attending the Sale the same day they are bought. This Sale will be most interesting under the circumstances, and the Auctioneer specially invites all his numerous friends to attend this Sale. ON VIEW MORNING OF SALE. 5000. FRANCIS, NEWTON. Co., Ltd. PENSION TEA IWTITLING MARRIED WOMEN ON BECOMING WIDOWS TO PER WEEK FOR LIFE Apply to your Grocer for particulars. 4956
YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I take this early opportunity of thanking you for your generous support at the election; trusting that it will stimulate my efforts in your service in future. Yours faithfully, THOMAS W-ITILIAMS. Clydach Vale, October 18th, 1899. 5027 <
YSTRADYFODWG SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION, 1899. TO THE ELECTORS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,— I beg to tender you my most hearty and sin- cere thanks for tfle honourable position you placed me in at the poll on Saturday last. Owing to illness in my home circle, I was unable to make any personal effort, and I therefore appreciate all the more the excellent support you gave me. The very large and unexpected number of votes recorded in my favour has encouraged me to continue my work with renewed energy, and I assure you that I shall make every effort in the future to prove myself worthy of the confidence reposed in me. Believe me, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully, ADA JONES. Malndy, Ynyshir. October 19, 1899. 5032—177
MOUNTAIN ASH DISTRICT COUNCIL. On Tuesday the usual meeting of this Coun- cill was held in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, Mountain Ash. There were pre- sent:—Mr J. F. Williams, chairman, Messrs F. Grey, Gwilym Jones. Evan Jones, Edmund Clarke, Wm. Phillips, Thomas Edwards, Mor- gan Morgan, D. W. Howells, Wm. Evans, D. Rogers, and the Clerk, Mr Linton. GAS REDUCTION. Upon reading the minutes of the last meeting which stated that a motion for reducing the price of gas was adopted, Mr Morgan said a notice for that motion was not entered upon the agenda for lie last meeting, and he con- sidered, theret o re, that the resolution then carried was informal and must be cancelled. Mr Howells who was the mover of the res- olution in question said that on a previous occasion he gave notice of his intention to move the resolution. It appeared on the agen- da for the next meeting but he was then un- able to be present. It should mave contin- ued to appear on the agenda until he had the opportunity to move it, unless a motion for its non-insertion had been carried. The latter was not done. Before proposing his resolu- tion he mentioned its non-appearance, and asked and obtained permission to move it not- withstanding. Mr Jones reminded Mr Howells that he was present at a meeting before the last, and why did not he propose his resolution then. To this no reply was given. The chairman stated that it had always been the custom with them, when a notice had ap- peared on the Agenda, that it should be con- tinued until it had been dealt with. Its omiss- ion in this case was an oversight He ruled that Mr Howells was justified in the course he had adopted, and that therefore his motion would stand. Mr Morgan bowed to the ruling of the chair- man, and said he would give notice of his inten- tion to propose the reecinding of the resolution. Subsequently Mr Evans gave notice of his in- tention to move um tfce price of gas be fixed at 3s 9d per 1,000 feet. A COMPLAINT. Mr Howell complained of a charge made by a workman in the employ of the Council which he considered was exorbitant. The workman being at his (Mr Howell's) house attending to some pipes was requested just to slip an india- rubber valve over the water tap. He himself supplied the valve, and it did not take a minute to put it on, but the man charged sixpence for doing it, although at the time he was working at ninepence per hour. Sixpence for putting on a farthing valve was, in his opinion, an ex- orbitant charge. He would give notice that at their next meeting he would move that the scale of charges for water fittings be revised. OPENING A BRIDGE. An announcement ass made that a foot- bridge, which has been erected over the river at Abercynon, will be opened within the next fortnight. The day has not yet been fixed, but it was agreed that the oocasion skould be marked by some ceremony. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor's report was as follows:- Water Supply.—Since the 5th inst. water has been supplied during the whole 24 hours, ex- cept between the hours of 11.30 p.m. and 6 a.m. If there is not a fall of rain in consider- able quantity at an early date it will be neces- sary to revert to the greater limitation which prevailed previous to the recent rains, and I think that authority should now be given to adopt that course if it cannot be avoided. I submit a specimen of a form for notices which I recommend to be adopted. By its use the persons who build in the district and your officers will be able to carry on the work with increased facility and convenience. The draw- ings submitted for a house and shop at Aber- cynon, in Nash street, are not according to the rules; the other for a stable at the back of Thurston street is right. The report was adopted, and the authority about the water supply was given; the form submitted was approved, the proposed new buildings one and two were rejected, and the third was passed. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that in compliance with the instructions of the medical officer he had removed five fever patients into the hospital. These, with the six reported last meeting, make eleven. Two patients had been discharged, and one was now lying dead, so that there are eight now in the hospital. The slaughterhouses in the district were all clean. The scavenging had been properly attended to. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Mr Evans, the medical officer, reported seven cases of enteric fever, three of scarlet fever, one of erysipelas, and one of diphtheria. TENDERS. Tenders for ironmongery and smiths' work were opened and handed to the surveyor, who after examining them, said the tenders for smith's work were from William Davies, for Abercynon; William Gibbon, for Ynysybwl; and J. B. Davies, Duffryn street, Mountain Ash. The first two were higher than, the third, but he would advise that all three be accepted, as the saving of the cost of convey- ance from one place to another would further compensate for the, difference in the amount of the tenders. This advice the Council agreed to adopt, with the proviso that each should onlv supply his own district. The blacksmith's ten- der sent in by W. J. Maber, of Mountain Ash, was accepted for the whole district. ASKING FOR A RISE. An application was received from Matthew George, road foreman, asking the Council t-o grant him an menr-ase of wages. He was at present receiving 35s per week. The Surveyor remarked that this was less than is paid to road foremen in several neighbouring tt was agreed to g-ant. a rise of 5s per week. K HAULIERS COMPLAINT. A letter wes read from Thomas Samud, haulier, complaining that the rough state of the roads in Other, Archer, and Paget street' Abei-cynou. caused much Buffering to h's horses. The Surveyor stated that the rO!l.>Jg referred to were in a rough state owing to the carrying out of private improvement works.
Presenting a Student at Penrhiwceiber- On Tuesday evening, at Cdrmsl schoolroom, a public meeting was held for the purpose of presenting Mr J. E. Thomas, son of Rev R. Thomas, upon his leaving for Edinburgh Uni- versity College. He recently passed his exami- nation for admission to Bradford Congregation- al College, and under the supervision of this institution he is sent to study for the first three years, when he will return to Bradford to re- ceive his theological training before entering the ministry. At 7 o'clock a rge number of friends and well-wishers assembled together under the presidency of Mr Caleb Jenkins, one of the deacons of the church, who conducted tlia meeting most humourously. The chairman called first Mr D. Thomas, secretary of the cburob, who briefly &nd concisely, as usual, re- ferred to the recipient, and felt proud that he had attained such a position. He (the speak- er) said that he, as secretary of the church, wrote to Dr Simons, the principal of the eol- lege, highly recommending Mr Thomas's can- didature. He also read verses of poetry, and presented on behalf of his wife his young friend with a beautiful pocket-book. Miss Sarah Morris then rendered a song. An address by Mr H. C. Roberts, who also read out some poetry, and referred to two traits in his friend's character, viz., his seriousness and his humble estimation of himself, and that he knew that Mr Thomas had taken up preaching as the sole object of his life. Next to speak was Mr D Davies (deacon), who said that he had been disappointed for the best in the young man. He did not believe at first that he was cut out for a preacher but he had changed his opin- ) ion, and wished him God-speed to become a powerful preacher of the Word of Life. Mr David Richards (deacon) then recited a very appropriate piece of poetry. A song by Miss May Morgan; an address by Mr Thomas Morgan; then Mr W. Isaac (deacon) spoke in terms which expressed his best wishes to the young friend. He wished him a successful col- lege career, and that he would return at the expiration of his college life ready for work in the vineyard of the Lord. Mr E. Morris, an- other of the deacons, addressed the meeting, and referred to the fact that their young friend had been of great service to the church, espe- cially as organist, and he felt proud that he was the means of inducing him to undertake the responsibility, and they all knew how ex- cellent he manipulated the instrument. It was a great loss for them to loose his services as a faithful young man, but he was glad that he was on the way to greater usefulness. He wished him every suooess. A song by Mr W. I. Thomas. The next to speak was Councillor W. Lewis, who had acted as secretary of the move- ment. He bore testimony to the good quali- ties of his friend, and said that he, as one that had something to do with the congregational singing, would feel a great loss after Mr Thomas' services as organist, etc. Mr D. P. Thomas (deacon) then spoke in his capacity as having been his friend's teacher in the Sunday School, and he rejoiced to see that his pupil had attained such a position. He hoped that he would continue to work.. Mr Isaac Ambrose school-master, was next called to speak, and felt very proud of his pupil, who had been in hÏ4 boyhood under his tuition. He always found him persevering, and he knew that ho had enough of energy to carry him on to suc- cesa. He hoped that he would climb to the top of the ladder. At this juncture Mrs J. P. Davies got up and presented "Johnny" (as h" was lovingly called by his friends) with a purse of gold and in a few words expressed her good wishes, to which the recipient responded, and thanked all his friends for their kind words and the handsome gifts which they gave him. Then followed Messrs 'Rees Richards, Reea Davies, Richard Davies, and J. P. Davies (deacons). They all expressed their best wishes to him, trusting that lie would turn out to be a worthy minister of Jesus 'Christ. A vote of thanks to' the chairman terminated a most enjoyable evening. The officers of the committee were: Mr C. Jenkins (chairman), Mr Rees B. Mathews (treasurer), Mr W. Lewis, D.C. (secretary).
Opening of ?n Important Bazaar at Pontypridd The good people of Zion Congregational Church, Pontypridd, feeling handicapped in their work by the inconvenience and un- suitableness of their present place of worship, decided upon holding a grand bazaar and fancy fair with a view to securing a substantial sum for the jeroction of a new building. The bazaar, which is held in the Lesser Town Hall, Pontypridd, was opened on Thursday by Mr E. H. Davies, J.P., Pentre. In addition to the large number of handsomely decorated stalls, other attractions are provided, such as a cat show, doll show, hat trimming and wash- ing competitions, palmistry, recitations, and vocal and instrumental music. The bazaar will be continued to-day (Friday) and Satur- dav, the opening ceremony taking place at 2.30 p.m. v-
T rearris. Independent Ordyr of Rechabites (S.U.). The Unity Tent of Adults, No. 1,424, and the Life Boat Tent of Juveniles, No. 453, of Tre- harris, celebrated their anniversary on Mon- day last by a tea, demonstration, and public meeting. The following ladies presided at the tables, and commissariat stores: —Mrs J. Wil- liams, Misses Morgan A. Edwards, E. J. Ed- wards, A. Jehu, S. A. Powell, K. Powell, 1\1, Davies, A. Davies, E. Hughes, and S. Davies. The arrangements were carried out under the superintendence of the officers. Amongst those who rendered efficient services were Messrs Henry Hughes, F. Targett, T. Gregory, Penry Morgan, and A. Lampard. The secretarial duties devolved upon Messrs Hiram Hughes and W. A. Davies, Nearly 200 rartook of tee- The demonstration was headed by "he Trehar- ris Brass Band, under the leadership of 3fr A. Dimmie. The public meeting was ad- dressed by the District Superintendendent, Rev J. W. Price, Troedyrhiw, and the local officers. The chair was taken by Mr J. Whita- ker, and the meeting was fairly attended. The goods, which were of excellent quality, were supplied by the Treharris Industrial Co-opera- tive Society. Mrs Thomas, The Hall, also ren- dered splendid service by preparing boiling water, etc.. for the t,t.