GREAT WALK! -+- Mr. C. W. ALLEN Champion Walker of England, Will pass through Tonypandy and Clydach Vale, on Thursday Forenoon, April 8, 1909 Mr. Allen will be wearing the Celebrated CENTURION Footwear As worn by him on his Famous Lands End to John o' Groats Walk at the rate of 56 miles per day, June, 1908. -+ Mr. Allen will call at T J. THCMA S Tredeezio Boot Stores, IS6, Court St., Tonypandy, j Who is Agent for these widely known boots j THE PEDESTRIAN IS WALKING FOR A WAGER 500 MILES tN, WALES ¡ )
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Mid-Rhondda Musings. In reference to the forthcoming compli- mentary concert to Miss Maud Gold, the talented child Tiolinist, we are ) very pleased to learn the tickets are being rapidly øoW. We would recommend those who con- template Waring the musical treat to Secure their tickets immediately, in order to avoid disappointment. SomeineoJlvtmience was caused to Paseengeps »B the Taff Vale Railway on Monday evening last as, owing to an obstruction on the line between Dinas and Toulrnaiady Stations. passenger trains were held op for considerably over an hour. We Iteari that the obstruction was caused by a eeal-truck going astray. What- ever it wae, it caused the railway service to be disorganised for a short time. This was not the only cause of excite- ment oa Monday evening last. --+- ,.A. conflag\"Rtion, or as we should domes- tically term a fire, occurred in Penygraig. It appears some cots and small sheds belonging to Mr. Burrel caught fire, when the flames crackled and leapt to a con- siderable height. The flames were the means of attracting crowds (If onJeokers to the spot. -+-- Councillor R. S. Griffiths (who, by the Ivay, is an architect) said at the District vJouncil meeting that he claimed to know ^he history of the Council for the last fifteen years, and during all that time they had SQUARED their business •AROTJM I) those tables and not call in the aid of factious outsiders to do the work for them (applause). Mr.-T. P. Jenkins, the doyen of Rhondda ^agistratee, is "fast achieving distinction. 4s ^Ti jVe<?^9 ^°' he fined a prisoner ^Ta record penalty in the annals oi the Court. --+- Last week, he made a thorough exami- nation of a gun used in the shooting affray at Pandy Field on Saturday night. Ihe Pressmen heaved a ffigh of relief when he handed the weapon back to the police officers. But it was empty!
Pent re Pellets. Ono of our budding Camegies was noticed on Friday last parading Ystrad coad carrying a camera. Although rather premature in the season, he evidently had ^)rlne object in view," at least we have not heard anything to the negative as Yet. —-+ When questions were invited at the cently held ratepayers' meeting, one instead of so doing, related Tit-Bits" of his experience. Doubt- e&i he would not be satisfied with the i es or No which would most likely aVe been the Answers of the speakers. -=+' The late-comer at the same meeting deserves a severe reprimanding, especially so as he adorns the scholastic profession, and should he Well in with the virtues of punctuality. It is a' fact that the Superintendent of the. Rhondda Fawr Ambulance Corp,4 has been invited to contest Flint "shire Boroughs at the next election; but for various reasons had to decline the honour. He possesses a heart of stone," and like a "brick" prefers to reside with us. -+- Pentre presented quite a Covent Garden aspect on Saturday, Street hawkers, with the aid of "flowery" lan- guage, disposed of their tempting bouquets, but local tradespeople object to the blooming row. This provides us with a happy thought. Why can't our unemployed blossom forth into being flower merchants and "spring" a surprise upon us? Alas! summer (some are) too lazy to work. People are often told to practise what they preach. One of the best instances where this rule could have been applied was at Griffin Park last Saturday. The referee talked for about eighty minutes, urging the players to keep to the game and not talk so much. Another instance of "Back to Nature." The procession of foreign animals on Tuesday frightened a number of sheep in Pentre, wth the result that the May- pole Shop waa rushed. --+-- We are rather surprised at the generosity J displayed by Pentre folk towards the pavement artist, when it is known that he has the Bank at his back." So near j and yet so far; there happens to be a Dyke betwixt him and the cash Whispered in Llewellyn Street as a funeral passed. Mrs. Toque: "See that horrid Mrs. walking in the front row, and she wasn't a bit of relation to the family look." Mrs. Flounce: "Oh! she's a forward person indeed she'd be in the hearse if she could."
Ton Talk. Ton journeyed to Swansea on Thursday and met with a, surprising reverse at the hands, or rather the feet, of the Sea- siders. Perhaps the salt air, as the old woman said, had something to do with it. Against Milford United, however, on Saturday, they retrieved their former prestige, and succeeded in defeating the men from the Haven by 7 goals to 1. Bostock and Wombwell's Menagerie met, as usual, with a splendid reception on Tuesday last. We regret that the offer of a plucky young man from Gelli to beard the lion in his den was declined. To beard a lion is one thing; to moustache himself is another. We sympathise with the young man who, after recklessly speculating on a pro- gramme of the show, showed great disgust
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in failing to find the Ookiebazookie which he had been told was on view there. The sixth and lagt of an excellent series of lectures was delivered at the Work- men's Hall on Wednesday of last week by Captain Benson F.R.G.S., on The Wonderland of Mexico." ¡ The Society are to be congratulated I upon their splendid series of lectures. Thanks to the efforts of the populas secie- ta-ry, all the lectures have been excel- ¡ lently patronised. Better la-nte-rn slides have never been seen in the Workmen's Hall. Every view was a perfect "picture."
Ystrad Yaps. I The question of the day, Do vou cycle? If not, you should; for many a "belle" may be seen in a. "bike." It is aLso true that many a "bike" is minus a "bell." Things are livening up in Ystrad. The other day, a coal cart tried to go through a lamp-post. One sees" Plenty" of these Tain attempts. A certain party had all enjoyable time last Thursday night. The conductor soundly reprimanded his choir for making such an abominable row. -+-- In a short time, however, he found that it was only he himself was singing, and that, with the exception of the pianist, himself and a few others, all the choristers had fainted!
U Treherbert TaLrs. The man who fed the lions at Bostock and Wombwell's show on Monday must have been an entertaining chap. At any rate, he kept the table on a roar. A young man we know says that he does not require to read Rhondda Leader" Tag,s, because he has three on his bootlaces. -+-- One of his "tags" has evidently come off. Well, so do most of ours. [Perhaps this is why our Correspondent has had no lacing."—Editor.] A Treherbert fashion gos-sip has been heard saying that dresses will be made considerably fuller round the hem. Our mere masculine mind cannot quite locate this. A-hem Treherbert N.U. wore "blue" jerseys on Saturday; but, nevertheless, the players were quite green," and they were done "brown" by Mid-Rhondda. They couldn't have "red our encourage- ment in last week's. The Treherbert Ex-Schoolboys had their photos taken on Saturday. They were all told to keep serious" Lest-er their sweet smiling countenances should demand the use of more than one camera. -+-- A certain young man who casts his first vote at the next election is apt to wonder how the world would get along if he were to die. Why not die and find out? --+-- This "tag" is to wish success to all who are trying the Preliminary Certifi- cate Examination this week. The Merry Widow," at the Opera- House next week, has roused most of our local bachelors and widowers. Anyhow, seats are being booked at a great rate. --+-- Who will be up the poll at the end of our next election ? The one at the top or the one below ?
Tylorstown Topics. The Rev. Jason James is still suffering from his attack of influenza. -+- This epidemic is raging wildly through- out the district, young and old being among the victims. -+- We are wondering if this is the after- effects of the Dreadnought scare. -+-- Now the scare is over, we hope that the folk who were frightened will rest in peace." The women can still get on with their washing German airships are as far away as ever. A kite-flier who pursued his hobby on Penrhys Mountain, says he is the highest kite-flier in the Rhondda., It is said that the people of Bryn Ter- lace took it to be an airship. Maybe it was "Ma.de in Germany." Tylorstownites will be pleased to learn that the Rev. James Evans. now Prof. Lvans, B.A., Bangor, will |>reach at iierinon Baptist Chapel on Sunday and Monday next. I Prof. Evane is the son of Mr. William I Evans, Penrhys Road, and worked as a miner at No. 8 Colliery for a number of years. —
Mabon's Opponent. Mr. Haroid Lloyd'a Confession of) Faith. A meeting of the Rhondda Conservative Association was held at St. Paul's School- room on Thursday evening, the principal ^eaker being Mr. Harold Lloyd, the adopted candidate to contest the Rhondda Division at the next Parliamentary elec- tion, Mr. H. F. Williams presided, and said viiat he was very sorry to see so few pre- sent at such an important meeting. v~reral years had passed since it Conser- »ve candidate contested the Rhondda, and he was glad to welcome Mr. Harold Lloyd—one of the best men they could possibly select—to carry war into this hot-bed of Radicalism" (applause). Mr. D. Treharno, Pentre, said that England was at present passing through a very critical period. While Germany was building up a great and powerful fleet, the present Government were in no way disnosed to meet them. Mr. Harold. Lloyd, who was given a cordial reception, said that he came before them almost as a stranger (cries of "No"). He, however, felt confidtent— with the support of the party—of ousting the present member, or at least of giving him a good run for hia money (hear, hear). He had nothing whatever to say against Mabon personally he only opposed his principles. Dealing with Tariff Reform, Mr. Lloyd said that even in our prosperous country there were over ten millions of people on the verge of starvation. The Govern- ment apologetically det-lared that every country was in the same predicament, and, that it was the result of bad trade. They had, however, no remedy for unemploy- ment. whereas Unionists contended that Tariff Reform would sweep away a great deal of this evil. In Free Trade the Government possessed a broken idol. It might have done in the daya of Cobden, but since then the country had undergone I great changes, and with "these changes it was necessary to change our fiscal system (hear, hear). We taxed what we could not produce, whilst we allowed the foreigner to dump goods into the country which we could very well produce for our- selves (" Shame"). It was not Free Trade, said Mr. Lloyd, but hampered trade. Their system gave them no chance to compete with the foreigner, and thus it could not He boa.9ted that it savoured to compete with the foreigner, and thus it could not He boa.9ted that it savoured of fairplay. Up to 1880 the granite trade of this country was in a flourishing con- dition, and no less than 20 million tons w ere exported aiin-iiallv. Since that time we had been unable to hold our own with Germany and other countries, who dumped large quantities of this material on cur shores. The trades of Cornwall had also become extinct, and skilled workmen were forced to go abroad to obtain a livelihood. There were thousands of tons of shipping lying idle, proceeded Mr. Lloyd, owin to foreign competition, and England, which at one time possessed 93 per cent. of, the shipping carriage of the world, had fallen from that high position. Speaking of the Aliens Bill and its relation to unemployment. Mr. Lloyd suid that Mabon was one of the first to vote against it. Dealing with the Education Act, he (Mr. Lloyd) declared that it would be a sorry day for Britain when the Bible was shut out of the schools, and children brought up entirely on secular- ism. He opposed Disestablishment because he did not believe it was needed and if a plebiscite of the Welsh people were taken, he was confident that it would be rejected. Referring to the Navy, the speaker said that since the days of Nelson, Britain had occupied the proud honour of being the Mistress of the Seas, but it now appeared, as far as battleships were concerned, that that was not the case to-day, and their supremacy would soon be questioned. He was also opposed to Home Rule, whilst he contended that the House of Lorda would never be, done away with so long as rue Liberals continued to make lorda at the same rate as they had done during tlnj past three years. He could not bV T.g himself to believe that the Libe-als wsre sincere in abolishing the Upper ]Ff,use when in three years they had created no less than -i thirty peers. The speaker i-iso dealt with the late Licensing Bill and the Army Scheme, and at the oloso he w-ib accorded a hearty vote of •onfldaace.
Look here, does this interest yon ? It is the talk of the City J. H. ORMON D NATURALIST AND TAXIDERMIST, Late of Newport, Established over 20 years, Opened at 25, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, WITH LARGE STOCK OF British and Forefgrn Birds Incl uding PARROTS, COCKATOOS, PARAQUKTU, LOTH BIRDS, NORWICH and other CANABJBS. ^peoi alist in world-famed Hartz Songsters, known as Schoolmasters. Come and Hear them Sing. i'03 [ TO RHDIDDA COLLIERS and others. Al snow m GREAT AUCTION SALE ■v AT Danix Sale Room, Tonypandy Of Cork Linoleum, Nottingham Lace Hangings 1/- per pair, Blankets, Bugs, Marble Clocks, Bronzes, Gold an i Silver Watches and Chams, Eurniture, Brass Kerbs, Brasses and Stands, Sheffield Cutlery, Pianos, and China of every description, and other goods too numerous to mention, 6.30 o'clock AND FOR A FEW MORE NIGHTS ONLY. A. C. H. WILSON, Auctioner & Valuer, will sell the whole remaining Stock absolutely without Reserve. NO hEA ONABI .E OFFER BEFUSED. We do not intend to repack and pay carriage on these goods therefore VOH. can buy at your own prices. NOW IS THE TIME TO SECURE BARGAINS. w Last Week of Sale. A. Visit will greatly repay you. The quality the goods sold durirg our i-tay < f five months speak for themselves. This wil afford a good opportunity lor ihose about to furnish, also fo- those who have furnished, because at this Great Clearance Sale ou will find something of everything and at a price without a doubt unobtainable elsewhere. Free Prizes to all attending Eaply. Goods on vh- during day and sold privately from 10 a m. to 5 p.m. All goods delivered by firm's vans free. Inspection of od snvited duiing day whether yon buy or not. Be urn anu, attend lhi. S&lfc. The Most Genuine Sale ever held here. No connect on with m other firm. Our Motto is Buy Cheap and Sell Cheap and give satisfaction to ali Nothing but Hoi d silver Watches sold. A Guarantee given with each one.