MONEY. FIELDINOS, OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LARGEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. £10" TO Z20,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand. Reveraioas. Lite Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and Prompt'tute Assured. Dis- tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, OARDIFF. b866111 CHEAP. MONEY RE-PAYMENTS EASY. 95 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d 110 lOs. of fir 15s f25 25s. „ t, 35s 6d f5a „ 508. 68s Other Sums at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to- The WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), 17, Working Street, Cardiff. MARKET-SQUARE CHAMBERS, CHURCH STREET; PONTYPRIDD Attendance at Pontypridd Mondays. 4.30 till 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 till 2. Fridays, 4.30 til ,17. 3913 MONEY. THE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from £10 to £ 5,000, on Note of Hand Alone, or other Security, at a few hours' notice, to all classes in any part of England and Wales, repayable by easy instalments. No geld application is ever refused. All communications Itrictly private. Moderate Interest. Special rates for short periods. The largest, best known, and most honourably conducted Business in the Kingdom. Thousands of our regular customers have expressed their entire satisfaction in repeated transactions with us. If desired, one of our Officials will attend at your residence at once with Cash, and carry out the advance THERE AND THEN. Call, or write (in confidence), to the Manager, Ma. STANLEY DOWDING, 1, QtTXHN SQUARN, BRISTOL. -you CAN JgORROW Direct from the Actual Lender- MR. PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, pONTYPRIDD, Manager of the South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM £ 5 TO £ 1,000 Upon your own Promissory Note and Re-pay to suit your circumstances. -No sureties required. Lowest interest charged. Strict privacy observed in all transactions. Call or write in Confidence to- PHILIP MORRIS, at the above address. Applications from all parts receive prompt attention. WANTED. AGENTS wanted by First-Class Assurance Co., Ferndale, Tylorstown and Watts- town. Vacacc'es through promotions. Evans, Refuge Office, North Street, Ferndale. B937 WANTED at once Small House or Un- furnished Apartments in Tonypandy, for married couple with one child. Write— Box 36, Rhondda Leader" Office, Tonypaudy WANTED Smart Lad, apprentice to Photographic Business, age from 13 No premium, wages to start. Apply Harrison and Evans, Tonypandy. 4651 WANTED young man or young lady for TV cash desk and bookkeeping. Experienced only need apply. Box C. 13. Leader Oflice, Tonypandy. FOR SALE. FOR SALE, Mandoline, Neapolitan, beautiful tone complete with case and tutor, cost 45s., sacritice 25s.—Apply, 121, Tylacelyu Road, Penygraig. cl4 FISH, FISH. Fishmongers, Hawkers, See., write to C. H. Cowburn, Fish Docks, Swansea. Lowest market prices. 4371 FUNERAL STOCK, Second-hand hearses JD £ 30, 20 new patterns, landaus £40. hansoms f20,.brakes, easy terms, catalogues Marston's, Bradford Street, Birmingham.. ■ ■ B86911 JOINERY Supplied to Castle or Cottage, Church or Chapel; also Turnery of all kinds, round or square—Apply to the Barry Dock Steam Joinery Company, Limited, Birry Dock. B934/93 FOR SALE 3 New Well-built Houses WITH BAYS, IN Stuart Street, Treherbert Ground Floor—Two Sitting Rooms, Kitchen Pantry and Bathroom. First Floor-Four Large Bedrooms. Front and Back Gardens. Apply to d. J. DAVIES, 6, Church Street. Treherbert. 4363 MUSICAL. Y)H1L JONES late pupil of Signor Moretty, I R. A. M. (London), is open to receive engagements for Qratorios, Miscellaneous Concerts, etc. Moderate fee. Dr. Randegger says: He possesses a decidedly beautiful tenor voice most pleasing to listen to." Copies of testimonials on application. Address, Phil Jones, Tonyrefail. 400 R. R. JONES, AJVlus. L.C.M., has vacancies for Pupils in Pianoforte and Organ, Harmony, Counterpoint. Lessons given, if desired, on the Virgil Clavier Method, also lessons given in the Pianist's Harmony Course, in which every Principle taught, both in Language and Notes, introducing Writing, Playing and Transposing at Sight of simple Harmonies, such as the Tonic and its attend- ant Harmonies, Cadences, &c. Pupils passed with Honours at Trinity College. For terms, etc., apply to 2, Hill Street, Penygraig. Mr. Jones has passed the Musical portion of Associate of Music, Trinity College of Music. 4461 TO LET. ONE ^Large Room to let in centre of Tonypandy. Suit Dentist or Insuranca Company.—Apply, H. Milton. b941186. LOCK-UP SHOP to let July 1st, best t J position in Clydach Vale. Suit Hair- dresser and Tobacconist, or other light trade. Two windows. Write—Box B38, "Leader" Office, Tonypandy. EDUCATIONAL. PORTH COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, BRON-Y-GLYN, PORTH. PRINCIPAL Miss FLVTCHER, L.L.A. Thorough education for the Daughters of gentlemen; with Boys' Preparatory Department for College. Pupils can enter for half term.. Private lessons in Modern Languages, Classics, Mathe- matics, Music, etc. Terms moderate and inclusive. 4663 COLLIERY MANAGERS Examinations; Mine's Inspectorate, Scholarships, Sur- veying, Electrical and Mining Mathematic's Examinations'. Candidates Successfully Pre- pared. Lessons by Post. 61 out of 62 Students qualified last Cardiff Managers' Examination Write for SvliaLus, Cambrian Mining School Glanffrwd, Porth. b917/88 SH I PPI NO. EBSSEBEBB Weekly" Service from Liverpool rASTBaT Luxurious accoxsmodatioii in allclass- ■ lue es at moderate fares—only four days open sea. Emigrant met at Liver- TO pool by Canadian Paci de OfPcialt-. For sailings, pamphlets and information as CANADA, to opportunites in Canada, apply to Canadian Pacific Railway, 18. St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol, or Local Agents everywhere. MISCELLANEOUS Swansea. THE WAVERLEY TEMPERANCE HOTEL & COFFEE TAVERN, bottom of High Street, and opposi e Tram Car Terminus, Large Bar, Dining and Commercial Rooms. Hot Dinners daily, 12-30 to 3. Beds, Billiards. 4661 PROFESSOR David Thomas, Magnetic Herbal Physician, Shop'27, Park Place (above Theatre Royal), Merthyr Tydfil, Special Pills for each ailment. Anæmia, Neuralgia, Backache, Piles, Rheumatism, Asthma, &c. Ladies and Gentlemen treated for any ailment. Thousands of Testimonials. b935/84 SEND stamp for advice to Mrs. Watson, Herbalist and Lady Specialist—Address 10, Guinea Street, Bristol. B928/92. TRIMNELL'S Pills and Powders have cured thousands. Why not you? See that you get "Established 1879" on every label.—Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Rich- mond-road, Cardiff. Agents wanted. ft A PAGE Book about Herbs and how to U4t use them, post free; send for one. Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond-road, Cardiff. Established 1879. Please note the address. ROF. & MADAME LINDA, the Ameri- can Palmists, Phrenologists, &c., can now be consulted daily from 11 till 10 at 100, Llewellyn Street, Pentre. Late of Car- diff, Merthyr. &c. b940,185 TO Prevent Fraud see that you get Established 1879" on every label and wrapper of Trimnell's Preparations, without which none are genuine.- Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond-road, Cardiff. B901182 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S "Reliable" NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthen the Hair. In tins 4Jd. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy- meif ion, Tonypandy; D. E. Davies. Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist. Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P. Lewis, Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir.. GREY HAIR permanently and speedily restored to its original colour by using HARRISON'S HAIR COLOUR RESTORER. It is not a dye, but by natural me ns acts as a rrstorative. Contains nothing njurious, and is beneficial to the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price Is. 6d (postage 3d. extra). Manu actureri—G. W. HARRISON, Hair Specialist. Read- ing- Agentfor Tonypandy: Emrvs Richards, The Dun aven Pharmacy Pentre: David George, Chemist. BSOI-86. Telegrams-" Mackerel, Swanssa." Corporation Telephone—350 P. MOLYNEUX, Ltd., Steam Trawler Owners & Smack Managers, and Fish Merchants, 120, HIGH STREET, SWANSEA. Special attention paid to customers for Headless Fish for Frying Write for Quotations 3470 SHOP SU BLINDS. We are the only makers in South Wales who devote ESTIRE attention to the ahove classs of blinds, Prices on Application. J. MASON & Co., Crown Blind Works J Wyeverne Road, CARDIFF. Nat. Tel. 04571. 4672 Important Notice To Shoopkeepers-and others. I J. E COPLEY & SONS. Clo,ze to the) 23, Moira Terrace ( ILifirmary 1) CARDIFF, 1st he best house for Toys, Glass, China, Vases, Eartheruware, Haberdashery, Stationery, Hardware, Holloware, etc. Largest Importers of Fancy Goods in South Wales and West of England. Show Rooms open daily Business Hours, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nat Tel. 01193. Wholesale Only. Established 1880. Medical Advice FREE OF CHARCE DAILY. By the World-renowned Anglo-American, J-. ITT Old established Medical Herbalist. He can only be consulted at his Private Business- 280, Bute Street. (by Gordon Coffee Tavern, near Custom House Street), CARDIFF. A CURE FOR THE UNCURED Cheapest and best enemas. Trusses, elastic goods, belts, etc., always kept in stock. Hours-9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (SUNDAYS EXCEPTED). 4597 I H. MARKS, BOOT MERCHANT, 91, Cemetery Road, TVealaw Supplies Boots and Shoes of every description at 1 s. Weekly or for Cash. Cheapest House in the Trade. Send P.C. and a Representative will call at any address. 4682 China for Shopkeepers & Hawkers Teas, 1/4; Breakfast, 2/3; Plates, 8d. Dinner do., 1/3. Fluted Teas, 1/fi White and Gold Teas, 1/10 Breakfast, 2/6. Visit our Show Rooms before buying else- 11 where. W. WEBB, Pottery Show Rooms, Splott Bridge, CARDIFF. 4673 = The Ogmore Valley Horse Show Society will hold their SECOND ANNUAL HORSE SHOW On Whit Monday, May 31st, 1909, 40 Classes for Hacks, Cobs, Ponies, Cart and Colliery Horses. Trotting Handicaps, Jumping, Timbering, Shoeing, and Ambu- lance Competitions. Increased Prize Money. S Challenge Cups. Schedules ready April 1st, 1909. TENDERS are invited for a'BANI). also for the SUPPLY of REFRESHMENTS (non- intoxicating). Same must be with the Secre- tary, Mr. E. A. HALE, Horse Show Office, Nantymoel, not later than March 25th, 1909. 4691 District Council Election, 1909. CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT NEGLECT TO ANNOUNCE THEIR MEETINGS IN THE COLUMNS OF THE RHONDDALEADER ELECTORS WILL READ THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER WHEN THEY WILL NOT TAKE ANY NOTICE OF LITERATURE THROWN IN AT THE DOOR. PAST EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT MUNICIPAL ELEC- TION WORKERS THAT THE PRESS INFLUENCES MORE VOTERS THAN ANY OTHER MEDIUM. Public Notices. TO THE OVERSEERS of the POOR of the PARISH of YSTRADYFODWG, in the County of Glamorgan, and to the SUPERINTENDENT' of POLICE for the Division of Pontypridd, in the said County, and to all whom it may concern. I HERMANN FINE, now residing at Numbers 5 and 6 Fox Street, Tre- harris, in the County of Glamorgan, Out- fitter, HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that it is my intention to annly at the ADJOURNED ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING to be holden at the Ponty- pridd Police Court on Wednesday, the Third day of March, 1909, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon, for a License to keep or use tlie Coliseum Buildings, Tonypandy, in the said County of Glamorgan, for a Billiard Room for the space of One Year from the Third day of March, 1909, of which premises Mr. William Morgan, of Maesyrhaf, Trealaw, in the said County, is the owner, and which premises were lately occupied as a Furniture Ware- house. Given under my hand this 6th day of February, 1909. 4669 HERMANN FINE. Rhondda Urban District Council GAS AND WATER DEPARTMENT. THIS Council is prepared to receive _i_ Tenders for the supply of Lime, Oxide of Iron, Fire Bricks Wrought Iron Tubes, Gas, Water, and Gun Metal Fitt- ings, Gas Meters, Oils and Paints, Iron- mongery, Books, Stationery, and Hauling, as may be required for the year end- ing 31st March, 1910. Also, Lead and Compo Pipes for the half-year ending September 30th, 1909. Forms of Tender may be obtained (ex- cept those for Gas, Water and Gun Metal Fittings. Ironmongery, Books and Station- ery, which will only be supplied to those inspecting the samples) On application to Mr. Octavius Thomas, Engineer and Manager, Gas and Water Offices, Pentre, Rhondda. No Form of Tender, other than that issued by the Council will be considered. The Contractors will be required to pay the standard rates of wages recognised in the District in each branch of trade. Tenders, endorsed Contract No. 1, etc. as the case may be. to be addressed to the Chairman of the Gas and Water Committee, and sent to the undersigned on or before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the 3rd day of March, 1909. The Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. • WALTER P. NICHOLAS, Clerk of the Council. Public Office&, Pentre. Rhondda, February 15th, 1909. 4680 Rhondda Urban District Council. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a SPECIAL MEETING of the Rlionnda Urban District Council, held at the Coun- cil Offices at Pentre, on the 12th day of February, 1909, the following Resolution was passed by an absolute majority of the whole number of the said District Council, .namely: RESOLVED.—That in the judgment of the Rhondda Urban District Council it is expedient for the said District Council to oppose and incur the expense of oppos- ing in the present Session of Parliament, the following Bills, namely — (1) A Bill to constitute a Water Board for the County of Glamorgan and to empower the Board to acquire the un- dertakings of certain Companies, and to supply water; to confer powers on certain Local Authorities and fr^ other ,J purooses. (2) A Bill to authorise the Pontypridd s .Waterworks Company to construct Rail- ways and other works in the Counties I of Brecknock and Glamorgan to amend the Pontypridd Waterworks and Tram- road Act, 1908; to abandon the con- struction of certain works authorised by the Act of 1908; and for other pur- poses Or so much thereof as shall be deemed necessary, and that the said District Coun- cil do oppose the said Bills in Parliament, and that the expense of opposing such Bills be charged upon the General Dis- trict Rate of the District, or other of the public funds or rates under the control of the Council. Dated this 13th day of February, 1909. EDWARD JONES, Chairman of the said Meeting. 4671. ALBERT EDWARD ROSE, of No. 137, Penygraig Road, Penygraig, Haulier, hereby give notice that I will not be respon- sible for any debt or debts incurred by my wife, Mary Ann Rose, now residing with me at the above address, after this date. Dated this 23rd February, 1909. » 4697 (Signed) ALBERT EDW ARD ROSE Pontypridd Union. APPOINTMENT OF RELIEVING OFFICER, THE Guardians of the above Union invite Applications for the appointment of a RELIEVING OFFICER at a com- mencing salary of J6130 per annum. The person appointed must be capable of conversing in the Welsh Language and must attejnd personally to and devote his whole time to the duties appertaining to the Office, and must be capable of carrying out the same in the manner descfibed in the Orders issued by the Local Government Board or any Act of Parliament, and must enter into a Bond with the Guardians in some approved Guarantee Society, for the proper dis- charge thereof, in the sum of £ 200. The person appointed must reside in his District at such places as shall, from time to time be fixed by the Guardians. Candidates must be between the HS of 25 and 45. The appointment will be subject to the provisions of the Superannuation Act, li-96. Forms of Application may be obtained flom Rio" the undersigned, and. must be returned to me not later than Tuesday, the 10th day of March, 1909, endorsed "Appointment of Relieving Officer." WILLIAM SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk, Pontypridd, 11th February, 1909. 4675 Rhondda Urban District Council. PRINTING OF MINUTES. THE Council invite Tenders for the Printing of the MINUTES for one year from the 15th day of April next. Specification, Conditions of Contract, and Form of Tender may be obtained upon application to the undersigned. Sealed Tenders, endorsed Tenders for Printing of Minutes," must reach •vie not later than 10 a.m. on Friday, the 12th dav of March, 1909. The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or anv Tender. W. P. NICHOLAS, Council Offices, Clerk. Pentre, 24th February, 1909. 4700 IW* Grand Display of New Spring Goods. Our Stock of New Spring Goods is now com- plete. We feel confident that we hold the Finest Selection ot the latest Designs in the Trade. SEE OUR WINDOWS. £ s. d. Lierapnon" Serge Suiting (reed), from f17 0 to Order Devreser Tii eeft Suiting (regd), 1 35 0 Scotch Tweed Suiting 2 10 0 „ Smart Oaslimere Suiting • .3 3 0 „ Gents' Frock and Drega Suitings ,,3 3 0 Ladies Costume (Peifect Fit) 330 Ø" Please note the only address in South Wales:- G. C. DEAN "THE TAILOR," 85a, Taff Street, PONTYPRIDD (Next door to Boot's Cash Chemist). All Garments made on the above premises, and cut by Expert Cutters. Troch Gw/ad nag Argiwydd EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 .0. Tonypandy.
Editorial Notes. Mid-Rhondda music followers are having a. feasting time in the Art just now. The performance of Dvorak's Stabat Mater last week by Salem Choir, under the ex- cellent directorship of Mr. Harry Evans, Liverpool, was an occasion of appreciation which will be long remembered in the district. It was a fine illustration of the soul influence in voice restraint. The tender, touching form of musical expres- sion dominated, and its religious and emotional sincerity was as acceptable as it was effective. Salem Choir has had a long tradition for attempting this type of music, and we are glad to find, after a few years of suppression, that the choir has again been successfully resuscitated under the joint conductorships of Mr. Ayton Jones and Mr. Harry Evans. Un- doubtedly, Mr. Evans in these days takes a unique position for premiership as oratorio conductor. The great and" grow- ing popularity of the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, and the great things under- taken by this Welsh organisation in the shipping metropolis is doing invaluable service to the reputation of the sons and daughters of Cymru, Gwlad y Gan, for capacity ancl ability in the higher and more difficult field of choral works. The dearth of orchestral accompaniment, want of provision of a large hall, and lack of moneyed sup- port which confront the choral organ- isations here, do not exist there. The whole movement is worked primarily for its best influence on musical progress, and not money-making, which always adul- terates our local efforts. If Wales means business in this direction, the proliiotersi of oratorios must take the same lofty view. There is no question that the raw material in voice expression is here. The. need is proper directorship and a, sacri- ficing enterprise for Art's sake. The Salem concerts aim at this purity of purpose, and deserve success. The Historical Pageant Committee at Cardiff is vigorously pursuing its course and when the actual presentation takes pjace, there will be no doubt that it wili be the most popular event in the history of the Principality for many a long year. We think, too, when the Rhondda people will understand the nature of the pageant methods of entertainment, there will be no uncertainty with regard to the patronage of its people. The chief his- torical facts in Welsh history will be woven into a. continuance story, and every phase which has stood out plainly in the history of Wales will be presented on a huge stage in the open a Ihousands will be seated at very popular prices, and even the largest eisteddfod within memory of
XT Your Eyes are Valuable to You. -0.- A Don't let your Si-lit Siilfer for want of proper Glas8es. jSptfti We can give you skilled attention and supply ( £ you with f Spectacles adapted to your requirements at a Moderate Price. W. P CARYL, F.S.M »C • » testing Specialist, | 16, High Street) Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, Swansea. 16, High Street, Afoa.de, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, Swansea.
Tonypandy. The Rev. Gilbert T. Sadler, B.A., LL.B., of Worple Road Congregational Church, Wimbledon, paid a visit to Tony- pandy, on Tuesday last, under the aus- pices of the Mid-Rhondda Progressive League, and delivered an eloquent lecture on Light on the Bible from Ancient Babylon." The blackboard was re- quisitioned for the introduction of the subject, upon which the lecturer sketched outlines of Babylon and Canaan, showing the connection between the two countries. Ancient cosmogony and ancient writing were also dealt with. The lecturer then made use of the magic lantern, thus illus- trating Babylonian history, including the times of Cyrus, Isaiah, Jehu, Moses, and Khammorabi. Slides illustrating Baby- lonian myths, including the Deluge and the Creation, were also shown upon the screen. The lecture was instructive and well delivered. The slides were prepared specially for the lecture from photos of objects in the British Museum. Miss Lily Studley, residing at David Street, had a, somewhat uncomfortable experience on Tuesday last. The Council are laying new pavements and pathways near Thomas Street, and while proceed- ing down the pathway her foot slipped into a channel which had been left near the kerbstone. She was unable to move from her awkward position until help arrived, when the workmen who had come on the scene dug the earth fron. around her foot and released her from her uncomfortable position. We are pleased to note that at the Brass! Band Festival held under' the auspices of the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Brass Band Association at the Town Hall, Pontypridd, on Saturday last, the Tonypandy Hibernian Band were successful in being awarded third prize in Class B and second prize in Class; C. The conductor, Mr. George H. Thomas. is to be congratulated upon the result. The Rev. Stitt Wilson continues to pursue his Social Crusade. On Sunday evening he addressed a. large gathering at the Theatre Royal, and his forceful argu- ments for the abolition of capitalistic tyranny were followed with rapt atten- tion. Mr. R. C. Wallhead, Manchester, another renowned Socialist orator, also addressed the meeting. Solos were con- tributed during the evening by Mr. Morgan Jones.
Pentre. On Tuesday evening, the Young Peoptelø Society at Siloh was treated to a lecture by the, Rev. Danl. Davies, minister of Nazareth, the subject being f'Ann Griffiths." Mr. D. Davies, Queen St., presided over a good congregation. The lecture was very interesting and edifying^ the life and history of one of the greatest of Welsh women being depicted and ex- plained. The lessons drawn for the women of modern- Wales should be well worth studying. A hearty vote of thanks for the very able lecture was proposed by Alderman E. H. Davies, and seconded by Mr. David Jones (deacon), to which Mr. Davies briefly responded, expressing his pleasure at the opportunity of speak- ing among the people of a neighbouring church. We much regret havingt. record the death of Miss Maggie Williams, the 26- year-old daughter of Mrs. Williams, 8, Elizabeth Street, after a long and pain- ful illness. The funeral took place on Monday, the SRev.. T. Davies (Moriah) officiating. We tender our sincerest sym- pathy to the family in having lost a young lady so highly respected and well liked, as was evidenced by the large num. ber of wreaths sent. On Wednesday of last w eek, a special meeting of the Salvation Army was held at Nazareth, which had been kindly lent for the occasion. Dr. Armstrong, Tre- orchy, was unable to be present to pre- side, but a capable substitute was found in the Rev. Dl. Davies, the minister of Nazareth. In a short address, the Chair- man praised the Army for doing so much spade-work," while so many churches enjoyed privileges and forgot the outside world. He gave a very cordial welcome to the lecturer for the evening, and trusted that the Army would continue t) prosper under the great General and the grace of God. Adjutant Roberts.* lecture upon The Sower and the Seed was a very comprehensive one, being a brief review of the Salvation Army work, with an answer to the oft-a.sked ques- tion, Why should the Salvation Army make an appeal to all of us in their Self- denial Week? The Adjutant praised other agencies endeavouring to uplift humanity, such as the Forward Move- ment, &c. A very brief history was given of the Army, of its foundation and of its founders. The home and foreign mission work was explained, with statistics to prove the' magnificent work attempted and realised, including the marvellous changes, recently seen in such towns as Leyton and Ayr, The social work of the Army was described briefly, including the Rescue Brigade and homes, and emigration scheme of General Booth. Mr. Milliard, solicitor, Pentre, also spoke, and laid special emphasis on the work accomplished by faith. The nearest personality to John Wesley, in his opinion, was General Booth. The most wonderful man in England," said Lord Wolseley. The speaker exhorted the Army members to further efforts, and assured them of the real sympathy of the local churches and of practical assistance. Votes of thanks to the members and minister of Nazareth were passed, and the meeting terminated by the singing of a hymn. An enjoyable social evening was spent at the Central Hotel last Wednesday by the members of the Ton United Choir. The able conductor, Mr. Wm. Davies (Eos y Ton), is to be congratulated on having been successful at the recent eis- teddfod held in the Workmen's Hall- After partaking of an excellent supper, provided by Mr. Collier1, the rest of the evening was spent in games, with recita- tions and solos at intervals. Mr. T. J. Price ably presided at the piano. A splendid sacred concert was given by the Cambria Glee Society, under the conductorship of Mr. John Broad, on Sunday evening at the Tivoli. Unfortu- nately, Miss Dora Davies, Ynyshir, and Mr. G. T. Llewellyn, Port Talbot, were unable to be present. The choruses con- tributed were good, although Handel's Hallelujah is scarcely suitable for at small glee society. The solos were very good, especially those by Miss Rachel Thomas, Mountain Ash, and Master Trevor Watkins, Ystrad. The programme included the following items, all of which were well appreciated by the audience:- Hymn, Jesu Lover of "my soul"; chorus, "Hallelujah"; song, "Lead Kindly Light," Miss Rachel Thomas; song, The Vision Divine," Mr. Owen Treharne song, "Calvary," Miss Colwill; Welsh air the Choir; song, "Y Mab Afradlon, Mr. Trevor Watkins: song, 0 Divine Redeemer," Miss Rachel Thomas; glees, "Sleep, Gentle Maiden" and "Yr Haf"; song, "Sympathy," Mr.. Trevor Watkins; duet, For so hath the Lord," Messrs. Treiiarne and Broad; solo "Two Little Orphans," Miss Rachel Thomas; part-song, Good night, Beloved," the Choir. The duties of accom- panist were ably carried out by Mr. Sam John. The Guild of local Wesleyans is evi- dently in a very flourishing condition. Last week, a visit to the Pentre Guild was paid by the neighbouring Guild of Tonypandy, and a, very pleasant and successful visit it proved. The visitors provided a varied programme of songs and speeches, while the homesters catered for the wants of the "inner man" in an excellent up-to-date manner. Such meet- ings undoubtedly prove beneficial, mentally and spiritually.
Williamstown. The Free Ghurclij Council's Saturday evening concerts still continue to draw large audiences, the programme each week being; of an interesting and varied .character'. Last Saturday's programme was provided by Seion, and included items by Miss Atkins. Mr. C'has. Robinson Mr. R. E'. Jones, Mr. Dan Miles, and the Bros. Miles. The Rev. R. E. Jones (Scion) presided, and kept the audience in the best ofspirib by his infectious wit.
Ferndale. An inquest was held at Ferndale on Tuesday by Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, on Ivy lAliee Jonesf (7), daughter of Mr. Richard Jones, North. Street, Ferndale, who died on Sunday from burns sustained the previous day. The little girl's flannelette nightdress caught fire. while she was standing near the grate. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
the most loyal eisteddfodwr will have to sink into miniature compared to the stage presentation of the pageant. It will be a performance on a colossal scale. The Welsh people are instinct with the love of dramatic representation of story, and in the pageant they will have their fill of it. For instance, the three first episodes will represent Caradoc, Arthur, End Hywel Ddus, and the procession, which followed each. Dresses for these demon- strations must be ready forthwith. In all, 4,000 dresses will have to be rnada, and ladies are volunteering with hearty good will. The guarantors are respond- ing admirably, and the "Rhondda Leader" will be found among the num- ber. We should be very pleased to enroi "any names of patriots that will enter- prise in the same. We have already. had a few. We venture to think that a guarantee of the pageant will be about the safest investment known. We know what pageants are and what a tremendous attraction they have proved everywhere where they have been promoted. -,+- The letter of our correspondent, "Rover," if accurately stating the case, reflects some very undesirable spots and modes of living among some of the people. The housing problem must be ever pre- sent in any area which partakes the very growing characteristics of the Rhondda, and we cannot deny that there are too many sloppy, slipshod and perfectly im- provident women in the various districts. It is a matter for open discussion whether the master or the mistress in many of the Rhondda homes should be held most responsible for this condition in the social life of the house. No doubt, we find the blame alternating. But the drab woman is certainly the respon- sible creature for the dirty child, and however "ne'er-do-well" the 'lord and master of the household may be, soap and domestic ideals of cleanliness are not impossible under the most depressing domestic circumstances. A good mother will achieve wonders. Some, however, will contend that the slatternly woman drives the man out to seek his deserved rest amid the brighter surroundings of the club and public-house. We have known, in some instances, the man to be the culprit; but we have a strong faith that, if the woman is truly living up to' the jpoetic description of the ministering angel," it is not diffi- cult then for the man to steer the right course. When the man, however, will not respond, then he is truly a loafing brute. Our correspondent emphasises the housing provision as the most urgent prime necessity in the solution. There is no denying that good houses with ample domestic convenient as for sleep and living, will and does redeem many a home, and has seldom failed as a strong regenerating agency. We have few slums in the dis- trict. It is not a very old district.' It is not like Merthyr, where the tenements are as old as the Cyfarthfa Wol-ks. We have the minimum difficulty in this matter of modernising the cottages, and if we could get more houses built, then many of the painful situations described by our correspondent could be replaced by happier and brighter home life. We must say that we cannot credit the statement which describes widespread immorality. Somehow, the Rhondda is accustomed to have the black varnish thickly put on by casual visitors. If his indictment has the strength of actual fact in support, then we hope that the Local Authority will promptly look for a report from its officers on the matter. And further, the pulpit agency, in its pastoral supervision, should likewise make investigation. We think the remedy can be reached by the church and chapel influence. The Rhondda has not such a huge population with innumerable hiding places as to be beyond r thorough investigation and control.