HAMPTON & CO., Heating Specialists Schemes Prepared and Advice Given for Warming Churches, Chapels, Offices, Showrooms and Public Buildings OXFORD LANE (City Road), CARDIFF. TEL, P.O. C5G. — WANTED. RESPECT ABLE woman and danghter would be glad of any domestic or other employment, together or singly. Address- Mrs. W., 141, Primrose-street, Tonypanlly. 491- ANTED Two Untarnished Rooms in Tonypandy, for young married couple in business. Write stating terms, etc., to B.E., Rhondda Leader'' Office, Tonypandy. Col 00 I LODGINGS. Young Man (Carpenter) LODGINGS. Young Man (Carpenter) wants comfortable lodgings in or near Penygraig (with bath preferred).—Write X.Y.X. Leader Office, Tonypandy. B1000 TO LET. Y1LLA to let ill Ely Street, Tonypandy, bath, h. & c. AV.C.-Apply Jones, Paris House, Tonypandy. B997 ril WO Furnished rooms to let, suitable for I two young meu. Apply, 05, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. 995/50 rfioN, Pentre.—To let furnished sitting and T B bedroom bathroom central position. Box 96. "Leader" Office, Tonvpandy. 996/04/10 FOR SALE. FOli Sale.—0 good houses in Llwynypia JD splendid position, and immediate possession. Apply, Box n, Rhondda Leader'' Office, Tonypandy. 4927 T ARGE travelling trunk & two leather 1 1 portmanteaux for sale cheap. J. Kinstley, Jeweller, Tonypandy. 49i3 OUSE FOR SALE. -33. Court street, Tonypandy. 990-505 TO Ice Cream Makers. Freezing salt for sale.—Address, T, David, Marshfield House, Penygraig. B9S5/12 OR SALE.- Bargain, lady's magnificent cycle, highest grade Coventry machine, as new, not soiled clinchei tyres, plated rims. genuine Crabbe roller brakes back and front, perry's ball free wheel, highest finish and beautiful model; all accessories; no use to owner. Sacrifice, 94 10s, Od, worth double, approval before cash sent. K. Stuckey, Oalr Villa, Clarendon lioad, Weston-super-mare. B967/09 CYCLE Bargain to anyone that wants a Gent's High Grade Coventry machine not used six times must be turned into cash two best roller brakes ball freewheel, the latest improvements high grade 1909 Coventry Cycle; plated rims, best of all things, all accessories, lamp and everything fully guaranteed, worth double, £ 3 12s. 0d. approval willingly before cash sent.—F. J. Hando, 6, Soutiibourne Terrace, Waston- super mare. 4809 ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arms, Surgical Appli- ances.—Visit South Wales periodically. List free.—J. Gillingham and Son, Chard. Som. C2:3!:38 MUSICAL. HIL JONES late pupil of Signor Moretty, R.A.M. (London), is open to receive engagements for Oratorios, 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. 41)0 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumati*, and E'ectro-Pneumatic, with per- fect repetition, answering all requirements of the most fastidious players, Detached Keyboaids a Speciality. 1UNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, etc etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder, Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIOD. 4815 EDUCATIONAL. Collegiate School, Pontypridd TUTORS JENKYN JONES. B.A. (Lond,). W, C. MORTON, B.A. (Wales). preparation for Matriculation and other Examinations. 4946 INSPECTOR OF MINES. PRIVATE LESSONS BY POST. MINE NlanaZers'Exaqs. Scholarships and Associate- •l- ship in Mining, etc. Candidates prepar d. Miner- alogy, Geology, Coal and Metal Miring-, Placer and Hydraulic Mining, ere dressing, milling, mining, mining Mathematics. Electricity and Surveying. Certificates awarded. Write for Syllahus,-The Cambrian Mining- School, Glanffrwd. Porth, Glam. OS INVENTIONS. UGO Lester, Patent Expert, Inventors jjL Supply Depot, 32, Queen Street, Cardiff, does all business in patents for inventors in South Wales. Call or write. C19/11 MISCELLANEOUS Grey Hair p-rmanently and speedily restored to its original colour by using Harrison's Hair Colour Restorer. It is not a dye, but by natural means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the gtowth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price 16 (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer:— G. W. HARRISON, Hair Specialist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents—for Tonypandy Emrys Richards, The Dunraven Pharmacy. Pentre: David George, Chemist. B97541 A PAGE Book about Herbs and how to 04: use them, post free; send for one. Trimnell, The Herbalist 144, Richmond Road, Cardiff. Established 1879. Please note the address. B973/09 To Prevent Fraud see that you et Estab- JL lished 1879" on every label and wrapper of Trinmell's Preparations, without which none are genuine. Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond Road, Cardiff. AD V ICE F R E E for Stamp.—Mrs. A Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Safe and Certain Remedy.- AIdress 9, Guinea- street, Bristol. B997 13 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 4|d. and 9d., postage Id. George W, Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy, meitoion, Tonypandy D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. CHINA and EARTHENWARE For Shopkeepers and Hawkers. The Best and Cheapest House in the Trade is W. Webb, Pottery Show Rooms, HAVELOCK ST. (off Westgate St.), CARDIFF. Beware oi Imitators who copy our prices and pack you seconds unsaleable rubbish. 467 Established 1844, Government Contractors. BRADSHAW & SON, ASPHALTE PAVIXG CONTRACTORS, etc. Contractors to the Cardiff, Barry, Glamorgan, Monmouth Educa- tion Committees, and other Public bodies. Special Quotations and Extended Terms of maintenanc I for Public Schoo's, Playgrounds, etc. Office and Works, Dumballs Road, CARDIFF. Nat. Tel. 2186 Holiday Resorts. Rhondda Restuarant, Aberavon (Proprietor D. "The Zion Welsh Baptisr Sunday School, Merthyr, numbering over 400, has visited the alove place two years in succession, and we can earnestly recommend this place for Sunday School Outings. We had two meals at the above p'ace and everybody seemed to be well satisfied. On behalf of the School, LEWIS WILLIAMS, Secretary." ABERAVON BEACH. Alexandra Rest- .AL aurant. Large Dining Rooms suitable for School Parties. Good Beds, Dinners, Teas at Moderate Charges. For particulars apply L. Friend. 13979,10 ABERAVONBYTHESEA. EXCELLENT Accommodation for visitors. Safe Bathing, Switchback, Pierrots and other Amusements, School and Private Parties catered for, Luncheon and Tea from 1 per head. Write for terms, Thomas, Beach Restaurant, Jersey IJeach, Aberavon. B:276,10 ILFRACOMBE—Comfortable apartments. JL Splendid situation. Moderate terms. Mrs. Down, Berry Dene, Springfield Road. h9iO¡Oi SEASIDE ABERAVON. Rhondda Restaurant, Opposite Vic toria Lake (boating). Dinners and Teas" Schools and Part:e c-tered for. Good accommodation for Cyclists, Terms Moderate. D. JEKINS, Proprietor. C-i.-i l2 A Home from Home. Moderate Teriii-Bed and Breakfast, 2/6. Parties of two or more taken at reduced terms. Welsh spoken. Splendid Accommo- dation. EVANS, GROVE PARK RESTAURANT 88, High-street, WESTON-SUPER-MARE. 4S37 Nat. Tel. 19 Barrv. BARRY ISLAND REFRESHMENT ROOMS, WHITMORE BAY (Opposite Western Entrance to sands). Luncheons & Teas Provided at Moderate Charges. Large and small Parties, Schools, Cyclists, etc., catered for. LARGE ROOM FOR PARTIES. PRIVATE ROOM FOR VISITORS. All communications to be addressed to- E. LONG, Manageress, Barry Island. MONEY. TIELDINGS, •L OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LAROEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. £10 TO 490,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand. Reversions. Life Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and PrompFtute Assured. Dis- tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. b86611 MONEY RE-PAYMENTS EASY, £ 5 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d £ 10 „ 10s. 15s E25 25s. 11 91 35s 6d S50 50S. It 11 68s Other Sums at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to The WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), 17, Working Street, Cardiff. MAR XET-SQTJ ARE CHAMBERS, CHURCH STREET, PONTYPRIDD Attendance at Pontypridd Mondays. 4.30 till 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 till 2. Fridays, 4.30 till 7. 3913 MONEY. THE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from £10 to 45,000, 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 good application is ever refused. All communications strictly 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. MR. STANLEY DOWDING, 1, QUEEN SQUARK, BRISTOL. you CAN gORROW Direct from the Actual Lender- MR. PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, pONTYPRIDD, Manager of the South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM 25 TO £1,000 Upon your own Promissory Note and Re-pay to suit your circumstances. No sureties required. Lowest interest charged. Strict privacy obser\ ed in all transactions. Call or write in Confidence to- PHILIP MORRIS, at the above address. Applications from all parts receive prompt attention. I There is nothing more annoying than a temporary shortage of money, and in any case, you don't care about borrowing from personal friends or relations. There is certainly no need to do this when you can get whatever accommodation you reouire from us in the strictest con- fidence. Make an appointment and we will tell you what arrangement wecan make to suit you. GEORGE FRY & CO. W 11, Dynevor Place, SWANSEA. Workmen's Hall, Abercynon. FOURTH ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD ¡ Under the auspices of Moriah, English Baptist Church, I Will be held on Monday, October 4th, 1909. To commence at 2.30 p.m. Adjudicators: MlJsic- WM. J. EVANS, ESQ Aberdare: D. CYXON EVANS, £ sq., Abercynon. Recitations—EDWARD FRANCIS. Esq., Ab rcynon. MALE VOICE-" Crusaders" (D. Prothero) prizø. £12. MIXED CHOIR-" Ar Ian lorddonen ddofn" (T. Gabriel), prize £ 5. JUVENILE CHOIR-" Or:ward (D. Jones, Bargoed), prize tl. A Silver mounted Baton lyiJ) be given to elch successful Conductor. Also Solos and Recitations Programmes, Id. each lid. by po-t. Can he obtained from JoHN LL. HOWE, Secretary, 48, Aberdare Road Abercynon Rational Pageant of Wales CARDIFF. JULY 26th to AUGUST 7th, 1909. Perforniances-Jul.N, 26,—SI, at 2.30 p.m. —August 2—7, at 7.30 p.m. Two Performances on Saturdays and Bank Holiday. The whole of the episodes and interludes will be per- formed on each occasion.; GREAT NATIONAL SPECTACLE. 5,000 PERFORMERS. SACKING OF CARDIFF CASTLE By 150 International Footballers in Full Armour. Numberless exciting incidents depicting Welsh history. Characters represented include Dame Wales, Dewi Sant, Ivor Bach, Carado-, King Arthur, Hywel Dda, Prince Llewelyn, aLd a host of others. MAGNIFICENT FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Music by the splendid Rand of the ROYAL MARINES (Porthsmouth Divisions). GRAND CHORG; OF 250 PICKED VOICES. COOKING OFFICE NOW OPEN. Reserve I feats 2;6, 5 7,0, and 10/6. Ordinary Admission, One Shilling. Children Half-price to all Seats. Procefds to he devoted to Charities. Official Agents—DEAN & DA WON, LId.. Western Mail Buildings, Cardiff. Phone 1210. A. W SWASH, Hon Sec., Pageant House, Cardiff. EXCURSIONS. CAMBRIANKAILWAYS TRAIN SERVICE. Tours j Wales For July, August and September, between SOUTH WALES and the CAMBRIAN COAST. a.m. a.m. a m. noon. p.m. Cardiff (Rhymney) dep. 8 35 9al5 12 10 2.10 Caerphilly „ 3 52 9a31 12.26 2.25 Cardiff (T.V.) 7.52 9a20 10.40 11.59 1.15 Treherbert 7 40 9al5 1025 11 50 1.0 Porth 8.S 9a43 10.53 12 18 1.30 Pontypridd 8 28 9a54 11.13 12 35 1.47 Aberdare 7.50 9a37 10.37 12.14 12.45 Newport (Mon ). 825 I 12.0 2.20 Merthyr 9.3S 10a32 12.10 1.16 2 50 Dowlais 9.40 12.15 1.16 3.20 Builtb Wells 11.B0 12a7 2.23 3.0 5.37 r 34 Llandrindod. 12 34 12a34 3.0 3b5 6d5 Llanwrtyd 1.0 h9 3.11 3.58 6d48 Aberystwyth *5.0 2a50 .:31) 5.55 9.40 Towyn *5.3 3a30 5.40 5.40 9c38 Barmouth *5 35 4a0 612 6.12 Dolgelly 6. 2, 6a25 6.25 6.25 P%vllheli *7.25 5A30 7.50 7.50 17th to September ISth only. b-Oommencing Jul) 17th. c-Runs July 26th to august 14th inclusive. d-Prior to July 17th arrive Llandrindod, 7.42; L'an- wrtvd, 7.22. *From July l7th to September ISch arrive at times shewn iu next column. Tourist Tickets, Cheap Week-end and Fourteen Days Tickets Issued throughout the Season from all the principal Stations in South Wales to the CHARMING HEALTH RESORTS On Cardigan Bay. ABERYSTWYTH, BARMOUTH, ABERDOVEY, BORTH, TOWYN, PORTMADOC CRICCIETH, etc. C2 Time Tables, Guides and every information may be obtained from the Company's Representative, Mr. J. HARPER, The Exchange, Cardiff, or from :— C. S. DENNIS, Oswestry, General Manager. July, 1909. Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway. AUGUST BAXK-HOLIDAY. JULY 30th, 31st, AND AUGUST 2nd. Through Trains, Pontypridd, &c., to Aberystwyth, &c. AUGUST 2nd. Athletic Sports at Carmarthen Park. Excursions to Aberavon (Seaside), Neath, and Swansea. AUGUST 3rd. Excursions to Aberavon (Seaside), Swnn- <A::J, &- &, FRIDAY, JULY 30tli, SATURDAY, JULY 31st, AND MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd.-Special Through Trains will be run from Stations in the Rhondda Valley and certain R. & S.B. Stations to Carmar- then, Fishguard and Goodwick. Aberyst- wyth and other stations in West Wales, via R. & S.B. and G.W. Railways, and Excursion and Tourist Tickets will be issued. SATURDAY, JULY 31st.-Tlie Satur- day Service of Trains will be run, and the 11 p.m. Market Train, Swansea to Cwmavon, will be extended to Treherbert, calling at intermediate stations. SATURDAY NIGHT (SUNDAY MORN- ING), JULY 31st.—For the convenience of Shop Assistants and others, a Special Train will leave Treherbert at 12.30 a.m. (Sunday morning), after the arrival of the Taff Vale Train due at Treherbert at 12.19 a.m., for all Stations to Port Talbot (Aberavon Station). This Train will form a connection with the G.W.R. Ordinary Train due to leave Port Talbot at 3.37 a.m. MONDAY, AUGUST 211d.-Excurisloii Tickets will be "Tssued to Llaiiellv, Ferry- side, Carmarthen, Swansea, Mumbles, Neath, Port Talbot (Aberavon Station), Aberavon (Seaside Station). &c., &c. TUESDAY, AUGUST 31-d.-Excursl()Il Tickets will be issued to Swansea, Mumbles, Port Talbot (Aberavon Station), Aberavon (Seaside Station)) &c., &c. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 4th.—Excur- sion Tickets will be issued to Mumbles, Aberavon (Seaside Station), &c.. &c. For times of trains, fares, and full par- ticulars, see Pamphlets and Handbills, which may be obtained at the Booking Offices. JOHN DAVID, Swansea. General Manager. July, 1909. 4947 TIP CARTS, TROLLEYS, MORTAR CARTS. FARM CARTS, &c. Built of English Hard Woods throughout. 11 MW Cheapest and Be-t on the Market. Please call and inspect. FRANK MUNN, Dumballs Road, CARDIFF. Nat. Tel. 1100. Tele.-rams: Munn, Cardiff. 4702 f/UNHURT P/BrTHE SHQCKyT^ U Messrs. E. MEREDITH & JOHN DAVIES G H if 2, Town Hili, Swansea, tell of their ■ H experience on March 8th last when ■ H blasting rock with high explosives ■ H in Sindannln Colliery. They left a || f| Watch (one of PURSER'S) in a waist- || U coat pookat six yartis away, and II returning' after the explosion, e» H pasting to find it chattered to pieces- 1 FOUND IT C liNG ALL RIGHT H and they conclude 1 "WE ARE HIGHLY RSC0 AMZNWG 1 YOUR WATCH IS H *R 9 THAT WAS 0\E OF 1 DiiDCCD'C FAMOUS I rUlluLll Y WATCHES H AND WHAT IS SAID OF THAT ONE 1 M IS SAID OF ALL BY THE THOUSANDS h I WHO WEAR HEM DAILY. FOR | 1 STRENGTH, ACCURACY, LASTING WEAR I I AND CHE iPNESs, THEY HAVE NO tQUAL | I BETT.R Youth's strong.retaljle Nickel /ii j H WATCHES Watches. 'Worth 5/6 II d TT531 Choice Solid Go!(l. I>iamnucl K 1 1 & Ruby Kin-s.Usually.o/6 J/J | I stron? Four Bottle | 1 HALF D mer Cruets. U=u:iUy O/v H I USUAL sold at 8/5 I I PRICES TheWorkman's strong Solids A /g I [HI Silver Lever Watch. B| If DOUBLE Handed from Father to Son. H| H SAVIN QS Finest Watch value of the day. 13 J FROr.1 FACTORY 0 R'GT. A MONTI'S FREE Jm TRiAL. ORDER, HYP,STSEVFLACID y [PURSER'S! HKMaaras TH £ e tlTlSH WAT«H'-ME.< L801, Wine Street, Bristol, fl nsi ,t!i-ff 2- Q'ifen Street. H LtCtlQlJJf St. Johns Square Corner. H Setchfield & Sons Saleroom-HAYES BUILDINGS, The Hayes, Cardiff MESSRS. A. SETCHFIELD & SONS Sell by Auction at the above address on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 p.m., and Saturdays at 7 p.m. A large assortment of usefnl Household Furniture sold at each Sale, wheh are removed from various residences for absolute sale. Telephone—01194. Nat. 4598 TO MOTORISTS. ACCUMULATORS All Sizes charged for Cycles, Cars, Terms-Strictly Moderate. Cycle Size from 6d. each. Car Size from Is. each. Others in Proportion. Apply- Engineer, Hippodrome, Tonypandy. N.D.-In attendance all day. 4938 Public Notices EDUCATION ACT, 1902, SECTION 8 (L). j FORM 308 A. (NOTICE). WALES. Roman Catholic Schools, Tonypandy. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in ac- cordance with the provisions of Section 8 (1) of the Education Act, 1902, that the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Schools, Tonypandy, propose to enlarge the existing School so that there be additional accom- modation for about 200 children. (Signed) G. GRIFFITHS, Correspondent, The Presbytery, Tonypandy. Dated 2211d July, 1909. 4937 RHONDDA LEADER, Ltd. NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS DIVIDEND warrants for the year ending Dec. 31st, 1908, at the rate ot 5% per annum on the paid up capital of the company have been issued, and are payable on presen- tation at the Registered Oflice of the company, Excelsior Buildings, De Winton Street, Tonypandy, on or after this date. July 20, 1909. D. M. WILI IAMS, Secretary. D. M. WILLIAMS, Accountant and Public Auditor, BRYN GELLI HOUSE, AND LLOYDS BANK CHAMBERS, TONYPANDY. Tradesmen's Accounts written up, Balanced, or Audited. Deeds of Arrangement, Mortgages and Transfers of Properties negotiated Bankruptcy and Probate of Will Accounts Prepared. Insurance, House and Estate Agent. Rent Collected. 231 Medical Advice Free of Charge By the World-renowned Anglo-American J. KITX MEDICAL HERBALIST. Established 1862. lie can only be consulted at his Private Business Address— 280, Bute Street (by Gordon Coffee Tavern, near Custom House Street), CARDIFF, FREE OF CHARGE, 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). 4S 18 rsfC f^l^N YOIJ SHOULD ^mM/Consult Us Because we are specialists in the tre«tment of defective visioa. Because we hold the Highest Diplomas iu connection with Sight-Test- ing that it is possible to obtain. Because you are sure of Expert Advice ii you come to us. W. P. CARYL, F.S.M t testing Specialist, j I 16, High Street, Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, Swansea. (Between High Street and t, John's Square.) Creat Holiday Attraction I NOW OPEN THE pONTYPRIDD R OLLER SKATING RINK Gas Road, I'cLtypridd. Maple Fleer 60 x 30 Feet. ELECTRIC LIGHTING THROUGHOUT 4 SESSIONS DAILY 10 to 12, t to 3; 5 to 7, 8 to 10 THURSDAY AVD SATURDAY EVENINGS, 7 to 9. Admission ad. Richardson's Bait-Bearing Skates Used. Under the personal supervision of W. R. ROBERTS. 4955 HERE IT IS!! The very Firm You Want. G. C. DEAN "THE TAILOR," 85a, Taff Street, PONTYPRIDD I (Next door to Boot's Cash Chemist). A few of our special lines ;— £ s. d. Smart Holiday Suitings from 1 15 0 to order Lierapnon" Ser^e Suiting (Reg.), stand Sea, Sun or Rain, from 2 2 0 Scotch Tweed Suitings from 2 10 0 Ladies'Costumes (a Speciality) from 3 3 0 „ Ladies' Long Coats (Up-to-date) from 2 2 0 „ Gents' Frock Suits (Perfection) 3 3 0 All Garments cut and made on the above Premises. "Trech Gwlad nag Argiwydd." EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
Editorial Notes. The visit of the Princess Louise to the Rhondda last week marked an era in the history of the Rhondda. Since the days of Prince Iestyn of Glamorgan and Rhys ,ap Tudwr, the Rhondda has not been over-honoured by visits with Royalty dis- tinction. The mission of the Princess, however, will remain, we think, longer in the memory of the people even than the features of the gracious lady who played the chief part in the ceremonies of last week. We are grateful for the visit for many reasons, but the gift of the Miskin family to Mid-Rhondda, and the new interest and impulse given to the ambulance movement, will, we are sure, abide as a permanent advantage to these districts. It has proved also that, though the Rhonddas have not had many exer- cises in Royal festivitietS and decorative street receptions, still, when the occasion came, there was 110 lack of spontaneous ability or enthusiasm in the display. The palm of the decorative enthusiasm is claimed by Lower Rhondda and went to Ynyshir, which was due, it should be remembered, very largely to the loyal and geiierout-, enthusiasm of Mr. W. Jas. Thomas, who does nothing unless it is in the most tip-top style. Porth was very fine, too, thanks mainly to the character- istic thoroughness of Mr. Evans, of Thomas & Evans. When he took the business in hand, he rallied round him the best folks of that centre, and with a result which reflected that the moneyed folk in the locality did respond with no half-hearted spirit to the bugle call of Royal hospitality. Mid-Rhondda, too, stood, as it should, and always will, in the front rank, and the credit of the success must be allocated to Mr. Leonard Llewelyn and the indefatigable officers of I the Chamber of Trade. In point of area for decorative responsibility, the Mid- Rhondda, Committee had a very wide sweep of road to decorate; but notwith- standing, nearly all of it was made smiling and cheerful by bunting and festooning. The Judge's Hall was the centre of a great meeting, and the gathering there 011 Friday will ever remain a permanent record and memory with the people, and emphatically so in the thoughts and feeling of Mr. Rhys Williams and the Miskin family. It was a worthy filial aspiration to establish the durable connection of the late Judge Williams by the erection of the Hall in this locality. The Hall is a practical monument which perpetuates the heart- desires of the late Judge, with the best recreations and delights of the people he loved so much and desired so generously their advancement. Mabon, who was irrepressibly and em phatiaaDy himself—and when we sum maiise his functional performances on I d. such occasions in such a short wording, it means everything with the boys published the fact that the. beneficent donor would hand over the Hall to the people. This is a very responsible duty, and we trust that Air. Rhys W^iJliams will retain a long view in the manner of doing it. The. boys," as Mabon described the future guardians of the Hall, are ever changeable, and unless some fixity is attached to tW particular form of the bo -s, tli' and trust that Air. Rhys W^iJliams will retain a long view in the manner of doing it. The boys," as Mabon described the future guardians of the Hall, are eyei changeable, and unless some fixity is attached to tW particular form of the boys, this splendid building and the generous spirit of its endowment will have but a short-lived tenure of control bv flm v very people to whom it was intended as a gift. W e think that public munificences of this kind should be handed over to the Local Authority, and in our case the District Council of the Rhondda, if the i. boys" are to enjoy a permanency of the institution as a public recreation for the people. We quite understand that, primarily, the gift is for Trealaw, but it is obvious, from the location of the building in a central situation, that it is intended for the satisfaction of a, wider area. Some of our Trealaw friends fear that if the building was handed over to the superlative care of the Local Authority, that its control will be diverted from the special privilege of the Trealaw people. This danger could be safeguarded by a clause in the trust deed guaranteeing the management to a local representative body, upon which, by priority of claim, the District Councillors of the Trealaw and Tonypandy Ward would always sit. They would be there by the twofold quali- fication of being the representatives of the people by ballot box choice and also by residence in the AVard. We cannot imagine that such conditions can but otherwise have a sound permanent safe- guard for all time for the people of Trealaw themselves. This arrangement would also provide that the upkeep of the Hall, would be entrusted to the security of the public purse. The Hall will wear, and its value to the public will show that it will wear much by its very general use. This means repairs and renovation from time to time, and this means money; and money by spasms of voluntaryism is not reliable. Failure to maintain it in good condition means "scrapping" it ultimately, and with that all the poetry, sentiment and good inten- tions of the gift will come to dishonour and disgrace. The only May to avoid such an undesirable issue is to give it the custody of a Public Authority. Men come and go, but a Public Authority will remain. We have ventured to submit these considerations in the interests of the people and the undying maintenance of the splendid fact of the gift itself.
Ton. A fairly large gathering was addressed ga on the 22nd imst. at the Workmen's Hall by Mr. Harold Lloyd, Cardiff, and Mr. Littlejohns, Pontypridd. Mr. Lloyd, who was accompanied by his wife, is the pros- pective Unionist and Tariff Reform can- didate for the Rhondda, Division. A host of questions were put to Mr. Lloyd at the close. The meeting was somewhat curtailed owing to the lateness of the hour.
MATTHEWS & CO. THE TAILORS, 94, Queen Street, CARDIFF (Opposite Park Hotel). Great Revolution in Tailoring Our New Idea for Advertising. All Goods Reduced 33% One-third below prices marked in windows. A Pure Advert. Genuine Business. Please look out for dates as this occurs only 3 days per month. DON'T FORoer THE ADDRESS- Call and Inspect our windows. Flannels! Flannels! Flannels