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Tonyrefail. The octave of special patronal services at St. David's Church were concluded on Sunday last. The special preachers during the week were the Revs. W. M. Morris, vicar of Clydaeh Yale; A. Davies, Cwmavon; H. Williams, LlandafF; G. M. Llewellyn, Gilfach Goch. A special ser- vice for women was held on Tuesday afternoon, when an address was given by Mrs. Hughes, The Palace, Llandaff. For all Chronic Chest Complaints, take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. I ll, 2/9.
Nantymoel. Lecture.—On Thursday evening, the 4th inst., under the auspices of the "Merched y De," Miss E. Williams, of London, delivered a most interesting lec- ture on Rhyfeddodau y Gorllewin," at Dinam Hall. The hall was comfortably filled by an appreciative audience. In the unavoidable absence of Mrs. D. Evans (The Beehive), the chair was taken by Mrs. J. W. Jones, the vice-president of the Merched y De." A vote of thanks, to Miss E. Williams, proposed by the Rev. J. Hughes, and seconded by the Rev. J. A. Roberts terminated a very pleasant evening. The secretarial duties in connection with the meeting were ably discharged by Miss Cassie Roberts (Ogmore House). Tennis Club.—In connection with the above club, a meeting was held at the Committee Room of the Workmen's Hall on Monday evening last, when the Sub- Committee appointed to select a site pre- sented their report. Mr. D. Llewellyn (solicitor) presided 'over a. large number of tennis enthusiasts. The tender of Mr. Williams, Ogmore Vale, for laying out the courts was accepted, and the work will be started immediately. We are given to understand that forty to fifty members have already been enrolled, and everything points to a very successful season. Billiards.—On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings last, Mr. Arthur Llewellyn the Welsh billiard champion, played exhibition games at the billiard room of the Workmen's Hall. Four games of 200 up were played each even- insr. Mr. Llewellyn conceding every one of his opponents 75 points start. Appended are the results of the games: -rrhursday evening: (1) A. Llewellyn, 200; Dr. D. J. Thomas, 113. (2) A. Llewellyn, 200; T. A. Williams, 148. (3) A. Llewellyn, le 200; Victor Lane, 127. (4) Alf. Owen, 2G01; A. Llewellyn, 127. Friday evening (1) A. Llewellyn, 200; Chas. Thomas, 172. (2): A. Llewellyn, 2001; David Owen, 156. (3) A. Llewellyn, 200; Walter
Neither the noise of the city nor the quiet of the country can bring happinees or destroy happiness. All these things may contribute o happinees within, but the germ of true lappiness is originally within. The spark of 'hat life which is the source of happiness is jred within the soul of man. It cannot be • noved to act by any external indulgence or ill. The work must be done within. Health ind wealth and fame may increase man's op- portunities for usefulness in this world, but hey will never of themselves produce happi- icss. The secret of happiness lies deeper than earthly possessions, poor health, or mental 'raining. Real happiness lies deeper than all these.
VIROL This boy was suffer- ing from intestinal tuberculosis. At the age of 5 months he was 2 in an almost hopeless condition. After one month's treatment with Virol he was out of danger, and in three months was in vigorous health. VI ROL may save your child's life.
ORIGIN OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM. The Japanese have an interesting legend in connection with the origin of the chrysanthe- mum. In a garden bathed in the soft moon- light a young girl plucked a flower and com- menced to strip the petals to see if her fiance loved her truly. Of a sudden a little god ap- peared before her and a&sured her that her fiance loved her passionately. Your husband will live, he added. as many years as the flower, which I will let you choose, has petals. With these words he disappeared. The young girl hastened to search the garden for a flower which should have an abundance of petals, but each one ap- peared to promise but a brief future for her be- loved. At length she plucked a Persian car- nation, and with the aid of a gold pin taken from her hair she separated each of the petals of th.. flower, so as to increase the number of folioles and of the number of years accorded by the God to her fiance. Soon, under her deft fingers, one, two, three hundred petals, thin, pliant, and beautifully curved, had been evolved. and the young girl cried for joy to think of the happy future which her ruse had assured her fiance. So, runs the legend, was the chrysanthe- mum created one moonlit night in a Japanese garden, where silvery brooks murmured softly as they ran beneath the little bamboo bridges.
THE END OF THE REAL TICHBORNE. Captain Oates was one of the few men who saw and conversed with the real Roger Tich- borne before his disappearance. In the course of a drive from Dover to Dungeness, says Mr. W. H. Lucy, in Sixty Years in the Wilder- ness," in Cornhill. he gave me a vivid account of the incident, which I transcribe from my diary of that date. It throws a flood of light on the memorable story. I was at the time," he said, in charge of the John Bibby, lying at Rio, waiting for a cargo. The Bella lay along- side, and, as, her owners and mine were connec- ted in business arrangements, Captain Birkett and I were often together, and used to talk our affairs over. One day, when he was ready to sail, he came to me and said, 'Oates, there is a young fellow been over to see me about taking a, passage in the Bella to New York.' 'Well,' I said, you have a berth, and may as well make a dollar or two for the ship.' 'Xactly,' said he but the fact is the young fellow has got no money: he says lie is well connected, has plenty of rich friends in England,, and that a letter of credit is waiting for him at New York. But he has run through all his money here, is heavily in debt, and wants to get quietly away. Well,' I said, 'that's ànothersort of thing, Birkett,' I says. You know well enough what the passage money to be paid at the other end usually comes to. However, bring the young" fellow over to breakfast in the morning, and (Continued on page 12).
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Ferndale. With the object of obtaining funds for ~i leasing the School Library, a very and successful Whist Drive and ci i19 evening was held at the Secondary Wa.°° °n Thursday evening. There rnvf a, .gratifying attendance, and the rQ+ee §s went with a swin&. The ju- were Messrs. Alf. Evans and Co. th WaW Williams was the winner of a«j Sentleman's prize in the whist drive, A 'that of the ladies went to Mies pUnifj ThomaSj of Irvon Street. Mr Tom owell presided at the piano. Among! ■°se present were Miss Hannah, Mr and Krs". Franks,, Mr. and Mrs. Neisli, Miss "avies^ of the Salisbury Hotel, Mr. Dd. 0 nff' Miss Ruth Williams, and Mr • ^mldg, B.Sc., the headmaster. TilE Noted House for Lucky Guinea Gold w., We,Wing Rings is J. BARNES, Gold- vj. "u, Mardy. The original Lucky Wedding ng Maker. Free Present to each pur- laser. ^Finger Size Cards Free. For Influenza and Bronchial Colds, Woods' Ureat Peppermint Cure. l¡H, 2/9.
Maesteg. Maesteg Hibernian Baiid.On the Suasion of the national festival of the ■oouth. Wales and Monmouthshire Brass sn "ds' ti}e above band met with great duo+?fS Ppn|ypndd, under the con- Vt prize in CIMS O nmV O f 1 TLLEM lst B. There w»™ I prize m Class and the band n + '^e "umber of entries ted on +bo lu§hly congratula- made Tk^ progress they have the simn of this band deserve thev iSS ° i To.wn generally, as siitStatagfreaoh the St. David's Day.-A nieetitig in coii- "Wolfu16^!0 Noddfa, Penuel, and Bethel fnfQ i Cj}aPel», was held at Noddfa mi Caorau, on the 1st inst., for the Purpose of celebrating St. David's Day. a services of Mr. D. Roberts (harpist Ai* ,e late Lady Llanover), Ap Hevin. ^rdare, and the Rev. W. R, WatkinJ T if Maesteg, were secured. Hie Rev. M- R>eed (Noddfa) presided over a th° l ed audience. The selections on were greatly appreciated by the arUleilce' and the Rev. Mr. Watkins isn '<^8Se audience on National- ni. A very pleasant and edifying +i erilng was spent in the celebration of the memory of the Welsh Saint. O.E.M.S.-At a meeting of the Church of England Men's Society, held on Tues- day last, Mr Morris read an interesting Paper on "The Lord's Prayer." There ^>s a splendid attendance, and a jiiscus- SIOn was entered into by some of the Members present. Redding.—A very pretty wedding took P ace on Wednesdary of last week at langynwYd Parish Church, the contract- us parties being Miss Jane Davies, of Road, and Mr. J. Jenkins, of aw ,sa,me place. The bride was given !\Vay by her father Mr. A. Davies, and *k„„l • J- Edwards, Bridgend, acted as PerfoS +?16 Rev- R" Da £ f' Cae,^U' were til the ceremony. The parties Present^ rec^P^en^s °f a large number of Ba^n P|^apel.—In connection with the tivp, ° a very successful competi- la,st T^,Cer^ was held on Monday week PresirUi Pastor (Rev. C. P. Thomas) adiiirl- j.0ver a large attendance. The Prizi ifa were Music, Mr S Rees A.C. tura ^gs' Miss M. A. fiarris. and litera- M'ei'p +?• Arthur Lloyd. The following Miss pe awards Children's recitation, Mauri VTT c^ai'ds; children's solo, Miss Vay'i, "alkley contralto^ solo, Miss M. ElbroJ1" '+ ref'^ation (adult), Mr. W. s0T)rin enor solo, Mr. G. Jones 0 solo, divided between Miss E.
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Trealaw. We regret to report the sudden death of Mr. William Pratten, fruiterer resid- ing at Ynyscynon Road, Trealaw. Deceased passed away on Monday evening, and the funeral will take place on Friday at Llethrddu Cemetery, Trealaw. JMOUNTNEV (late J Cording-), 4-2, Royal ■ Arcade, CARDIFF, Bird and Animal Preserver, To the Moat Hon. The Marquis of Bute and the Cardiff Museum. Skina and Furs Dressed Rugs lined and made up. Glass shades or Clocks and Ornaaea ø of all sizes.
Tonypandy. The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Hopkins, wife of Mr. Wm. Hopkins, coal haulier, Bryn- amlwg, Tonypandy, took place on Tues- day at Trealaw Cemetery. Deceased had been suffering for some time, death intervening on Friday at Porih- Cottage Hospital. There was a large attendance of the general public. The coffin was surmounted by beautiful floral tributes. The Rev. Father Griffiths officiated. For Children's Hacking Cough at night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. lilt, 2/9. fTiHE present generation suffers much from Teeth t'ouble, but great strides have been made to improve the appaarance of Teeth very far gone. But prevention is better still, and you cannot be in more capable hands than when in the care of Mr. LISLIB, Taff Street, Pontypridd. Mr. LESLIB attend4 personally at 4 Hannah Street, Porth, every Monday, from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m., and at the Silver Grill, Tonypandy, every Tuesday. from 2 till 6. 3110
Mrs. B.LLLIN, in "BaVv," February, 1898:—^ "Hayman's Balaam has an excellent reputation i « and can be used safely for young children. SAFE AND SPEEDY REMEDY I For Influenza, BronchitiSi Hoarseness, &c< FO'RCOUGH, COLD, CASH PoricEs. 11", 21 STOPS COLD IF TAKEN PROMPTLY. "My brother who had Whooping Cough, and could not rest, found it the greatest relief." E. M. I)., TJie Elms, Faringdon, June, 1898.
Labour Topics. [From Our Labour Correspondent.] The outlook in the South Wales Coal- field is both gloomy and disquieting. There are at present 10,000 unemployed, and the action of the P.D. Company 'is to add to that number. Here we find a powerful Company, reaping a profit of P-1,750,000 during the last five years, now endeavouring to force an unjust price list upon 100 men at the point of starvation, by locking out 2,0007 men at Aberamaii. Capitalism shows no mercy. Dealing with the local magistracy and its absence of Labour J.P.s, it is well to recall the fact that the Lord-Lieutenant of Glamorgan (Earl of Plymouth) is Chairman of the Conservative Workmen's Association, and has more to do than anyone in making the necessary addi- tions to the Bench, apart from the Lord Chancellor. Yet we find that his inter- est in the working classes is such that lie has not yet thought them intelligent enough to qualify for the Bench. I hope Tom Jones, and other Conservative work- ing men, who are playing into the hands of their enemies, will realize how thin is the sympathy existing between the present Tory Lord Lieutenant and their own class. A well-attended meeting, under the Ystrad Rhondda Branch of the I.L.P., was held at Bodringallt Chapel (kindly lent) on Wednesday, March 3rd, when the speaker, Rev. J. Tilyn Roberts, M.A., Calvinistic Methodist Minister, "Blaenau Festiniog, gave an address upon The Prophet Amos and his Social Problems— A message from a far' off past." The ad-1 dress was followed with great interest. The speaker is a crowned bard, and a promising young minister. It js pleasing to record the continued accession of min- isters of the Gospel to the Labour and Socialist movement. Their presence will assi-st in keeping it towards the Christ ideal. For the Church at this time of day to hold aloof from this great move- ment is to court disaster. Let us hope that better judgment will prevail, and that prejudice will give way to reason. I find that the Councillors of No. 2 Ward have followed No. 1 Ward, and have addressed the ratepayers unon the Auditor's Report. What about the other Wards. So far a.s the Labour Councillor for No. 3 Ward is concerned, it is expect- ed that he will come before the Electors about the end of the month, seeking a renewal of confidence for the next three years, as the selected candidate of the Trades and Labour Council. It is being arranged bv the Miners' Federation for a series of meetings to be held throughout the Valley in the interest of Labour. The machinery- in connection with Registration is being set up. The L.R.C. Constitution takes effect at the General Election, when the candi- date must appear before the electors as Labour only.
Dinas. The Rev E. Arfon Jones preached his farewell sermon at Ebenezer. Dinas, last Sunday evening. He commences his pastoral duties at Caerau, Maesteg, on Sunday next. We heartily wish him suc- cess in his new sphere.
STATE DINNERS IN CHINA. Curious, almost comicaJ, are these cere- mom a Is. Tables are spread in an immense pavi- lion, lined by columns of jaspers and adorned with bronzes and marble and tortoiseshcll balustrades. In the background are two tables of figures, shewing the ages of the sun and moon. When the.gongs have been sounded, the doors .are thrown open. Surrounded by his guara, the Emperor walks to a low golden tfiroao and^tiio Court makes a deep obeisance. Una ot- the Court officials announces that the Jimperor has- his seat by cracking a whip t;,ree times, and the orchestra, hidden behind bmnhoo plants, at once begins a festival march. Alter making nine, prostrations and five gsnu- flexions, the officers entrusted with serving his Majesty at table bring in a little table set with precious stones, .and serve him with tea, which is the first Chinese entree. Then the cosily table and trie tables to be used by the guests are covered with silk, and the strange dishes peeu- har to Chinese cookery are handed round. wnen the Emperor is thirsty the eeone is cnangod quickly. The chief cupbearer -draws bacK his mantle embroidered with coats of arms, and presents the goblet on his knees, then. while the "Son of Heaven" raises it to his lips, all the guests must look towards the wost. It is curious to learn that only the near relations of the Emperor have the right of tast- ing the food, and the other guests have to con- sider that they have dined sufficiently from the simple fact of having been honoured by an invi- tation to see their liuripcror dine. In i.his respect a comical fact must be mentioned. The poultry displayed on the tables in the background are made of cardboard, or of plaster of Paris, and are theatrical properties." After dessert grace- ful dancers dance upon the terrace, lighted by yellow lanterns, while invisible choirs drone what are supposed to be languishing melodies.
LIGHTNING AT SEA. Some of the most awe-inspiring displays of electric storms are witnessed at sea. In former days it was not a rare event for ships to be struck by lightning, and sometimes with serious results. It is said that the foremast was the favourite point of attack, the mainmast came next, and mizzen was struck least of the three. In July, 1802, as thirteen ships of the East India Company were rounding the Cape of Good Hope two were struck by lightning. The fore- mast in each was soon enveloped in flames, and the masts had to be cut away to save the ships. Since icon and steel have come into such general use in building ships and steamers casualties from lightning are much less frequent. The standing rigging made of steel wire rope and set up with turn-buckles forms a complete lightning conductor leading the electric current to the ship's hull, whence it is at once diffused in the water. Many ships have now the best type of lightning conductors, lest the wire rig- ging should for any reason fail to carry off the electric current. Lightning which fails to injure a ship may yet play tricks with the compass. In May, 1896, the Peninsular and Oriental steamship Victoria, after a severe thunderstorm, found both the standard and the wheelhouse compasses affected with a sudden increase of deviation amounting to 6deg. As the lightning conductor on the foremast had fused, it was evident that the ship had been struck by lightning, and thus became, it may be, a temporary magnet, affecting the compasses.
in I IEKIrr)[Alm WIS 1 CANNOT BE EQUALLED FOR Artificial WREATHS 2 J 37 Oxford 8t.f opposite National School^ and Central Avenue Market, SWAN BE A. 4 > MORGAN'S I I ■ Te ftoted Rhondda Woollen Merchants t and Drapers, I 73 & 74, Hannah St., t JPORTH, I I Are determined that no one need feel the intensity of the P ■ cold weather during the winter nights for they are I I offering surprisingly good value in parcels j j of Bedclothes, comprising j I Sheets, Blankets, and Quilts | I cDF 22 I l The price of the articles bought separately would be 30s., so that the Public benefit to the extent of 8s. by I piarehasing the parcel. I It must be clearJy understood that I I this offer only holds good while the | I present rapidly diminishing stock I lasts, and cannot be repeated. I H 4594. jtt T erritorials 1 Attention. TqE KING OF CYOLES Is again in great demand, the price and quality is an eye-opener for 1909. Send for our new list of Cycles, &c. Buy from the Makers and save Agent's profits. Easy terms. Send a post card, and our Representative will call, and give all particulars and prices for cycles and repairs, replating and enamelling. Our new depot at Tonyrefall will be opened shortly. H EEstmmoxid CJo. I CILFYNYDD. 84 ■ Highest-Class Dentistry at Moderate Charges. I TELEGRAMS—" Painless," Cardiff. Tel. 334 Nat. Nat. Mr. Geo. Poole, Surgeon Dentist, I 13, Westbourne Crescent (s„phTra«J, CARDIFF, H Expert in the Fitting of Artificial Teeth. H PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED. SUCCESSFUL DENTISTRY Oakfiela, Ruthin Gardens, Cardiff, March 10 1906 Dtar Eir.—It affords me great pleasure to Ut you know how pleased I am with the Teeth vou hav e made me, 1 am perfectly eatiefied with them. Your new process of extraction of teeth without gas is almost pairltss, and your charges are very reasonable. 6 I can with the greatest confidence recommend any one requiring the aid of an able dentist to nlarp themselves under your care, when they will (like myself) be more than satisfied. I am, yours truly, (Rev.) J. JO S E S. I Professional Hours, 9 to 9. Sundays, 5 till 9. ABSOLUTELY PAINLESS EXTRACTIONS. CONSULTATIONS FREE. 1 ENGAGEMENT KINGS. I For HANDSOME I ■ Gold Wedding RINGS ■ SPECIAL VALUE in j ft) JIWELLERY ttt j F-rli aiQ Reams for Ring | I f (( ]l\ Customers. | I ( Vv %p/J A Useful Present given I j with each Ring*. I I Y%inc^°7 a- r' I I Treorchy and Pentre. I 4547
QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S FAVOURITE ROSE. Our own dearly-beloved Queeu Alexandra is passionately fond of roses, says a writer in the Girl's Own Paper. A few weeks since I paid a hasty visit to her Majesty's own garden at Sand- ringham, and there I had the pleasure of seeing her rose garden, an interesting wee plot of gar- den enclosed by an exquisitely-designed iron fence, with beds inside filled with just the simple sorts of roses that everybody admires. It is onlv a small garden-a few square yards—not the huge area one might expect, that satisfies our gracious Queen's admiration for roses. Her Majesty's rose garden, indeed, is just that modest patch which is so characteristic of our modest, gentle, and beloved Queen. I dare say some of you—I hope all—would like to know which is her Majesty's favourite rose. Well, it is one of the old-time sorts known as Hermosa, a lovely, free-flowering pink rose, which yields a rich harvest of beautiful fragrant blossoms. So fond is the Queen of this rose, that she causes it to be grown by thousands in huge borders near her favourite dairy, as well as in the gar- dens surrounding her home. So if you want to grow her Majesty's favourite rose, and at the same time to have an abundance of fragrant blossoms to cull and decorate your boudoir or sitting-rooms from summer to autumn, by all means plant a few bushes of Hermosa rose in your very own gardens this autumn.
Keefe, 131. (4) A. Llewellyn, 200; John Isaac, 168. Saturday evening: (1) A. Llewellyn, 200; Evan Williams, 174. (2) A. Llewellyn, 200; Sydney Stevens, 130. (3) John Roberto, 200; A. Llewellyn, 137. (4) A. Llewellyn, 200; E. J. Hopkins, 175. Mr. Llewellyn's highest breaks were 74, 65 and 61. At the conclusion on Saturday evening, a. vote of thanks to Mr. Llewellyn was proposed by Mr. W. E'xley, and seconded b *v*Mr. T. J. Job. Mr. Llewellyn responded and expressed himself very highly pleased with his visit. The Billiard Cimmittee are to be highly complimented for their enterprise in securing the services of such a renowned cueist, and it is to be hoped that the local players will benefit by the visit.
Morris and Miss F. Walkley; bass solo, Mr W. J. Williams; quartette, divided between Mr G. John and party, and Mr. Win. Lewis and party champion isolo, Mr. G. Jones; unpunctuated reading. Mr James Thomas; prize bag, Mrs. Scour- Heldt Mr. Arthur Lloyd accompanied. Mr. W. J. Williams undertook the secre- tarial duties. St. David's Church.—On the occasion of the Patronal Services held on Sunday last the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. G. Hartwell Jones, M.A., D.D., rector of Nuffield, Surrey, who preached very able discourses throughout the. day. Will of Mr. John Ray.—The late Mr. John Ray, whose death we recorded in a recent issue, left estate of the gross value of £ 1,201, net personality, £ 616, and probate of his will has been granted to Mr. J. P. Gibbon, J.P., Maesteg, and Rev. Edward Thomas, Pencoed. the executors. ♦ Hockey.—On Wednesday of last week, the local Wednesday team journeyed to Porthcawl minus four men. A very in- teresting game terminated in a win for the "locals" by 6 goals to 3, the scorers for Maesteg being George Williams (4) and D. Williams (2). -+-- Take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure for Coughs and Colds; it never fails. l/H, 2/9.