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HAMPTON & CO., Heating Specialists Schemes Prepared and Advice Given for WarmingChurches, Chapels, Offices, Showroom and Public Buildings OXFORD LANE (City Road!), CARDIFF. TEL. P.O. 656. WANTED. WANTED. 8 Hours Act—Splendid chance for respectable colliers and OTHERS in Rhondda Valleys, &c, to make EXTRA WEEKLY wages in SPARE TIME in selling men's clothing (to measure), furs, costumes, general drapery, boots, furniture. cutlery, &c. Credit systeiu. Agents must be householders. Apply, stating time in district and occupation to Furniture, Rhondda Leader. cSo/17 WANTED. Make 25/- per week in spare W time. Wanted 50 spare-time agents between Treherbert and Pontypridd. Respect- able colliers and others, householders to sell clothing, boots, organs, and household necess- aries. Instalment plan. Weekly commissions paid. Apply, stating occupation, period in district, to Clothing, Rhondda Leader". c82116 WANTED unfurnished apartment in res- pectable locality in Tonypandy, for married couple, no children. Box 35, Rhondda Leader, Office, Tonypandy. c79/14 TO LET. TO Let, house and shop in main street, Penygraig.— Apply Williams, Glamorgan Restaurant, Penygraig. C68/J4 FOR SALE. TO Insurance Agents—A £ 5/10/0 book for sale with Liverpool Victoria Friendly Co. Apply, 132) Rendrec-afan, Penygraig. c83/17 TO Grocers. For sale platform scale, nearly new, to weigh 4 cwt- cost £ 4/10/0. Sacri- fice 50/- Box C 84, "Leader" Office, Tony- pandy. c84115 LADDERS. Ladders for builders, painters farmers, window cleaners, &c. exten- sion ladders always in stock also painter's steps, tressles, &e. Special offer to painters. Send for full particulars and price list.-3, Darran Street, Cathays, Cardiff. 5018 FOR SALE. Splendid Willis Orjran. four manual, 58 stops e c., suitable for Ohurch, Chapel, or Concert Hall. Hydraulic blowing, Apply by letoer to B Box 575 Clark's Advertising Officies, 49, Great Portlaad St., W. cSL14 ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arms, Surgical Appli- ances.—Visit South Wales periodically. List free.—J. Gilliiighhm and Son, Chard, Som. C23138 EDUCATIONAL. A Class on Friday mornings for Painting, Marquetry, Wood Carving. Miss Bolt (of Cardiff). At Miss Elias, Aberhondda Post Office, Porth. c86/26 INSPECTOR OF MINES. PRIVATE LESSONS BY POST. MINE Managers' Exams. Scholarships and Associate- ship in Mining, etc. Candidates prepared. Miner- alogy, Geology, Coal and Metal Mining, Placer and Hydraulic Mining, Ore Dressing, Milliog, Mining, Mining- Mathematics, Electricity, and Surveying. Certificates awarded. Write for Syllabus.-The Cambrian Mining School, Glanffrwd, Porth, Glam. c75/24 MUSICAL. MISS Annie Evans, Certificated Teacher of Pianoforte, etc., is prepared to receive pupils, Terms on application to 19, Queen Street, Ton, Ystrad. c67!22 HERBERT WARE, VIOLINIST, Conductor of South Glamorgan and Local Orchestras, has vacancies for a few more Pupils on the VIOLIN and VIOLA. Thorough tuition. Moderate fees. SEVCIK SYSTEM TAUGHT. For terms, apply 195, Kenry Street, Tonypandy. 4799 PHIL 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. 400 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic., and Electro-Pneumatic, with per- fect repetition, answering all requirements of the most fastidious play ers. Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, etc etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder, Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIDD. 4815 MISCELLANEOUS A" ETTRIMNBLL, the Cardiff Herbalist, Mona Terrace, Cardiff Sent free on application, The Trucure Herbal Book. Note the Address. c43/26 A RARE OPPORTUNITY.—African G'ay Parrots from 30/ Amazon acclimatised, 35/ rockatoos, 25/- to 35, King Parrot, 30 Gray and Pink Parrots, 15/• Green Parakees, 7/6 Amazon Parrot. talking, 5 guineas; African Gray, 2-J years old, talking, 5 guineas Love birds 7/6 pair Rice birds, white, 10/6 pair gray ditto, 5 6 grand lot of Linnets, well on seed, 1/- each lielected birds for muling, 1/6 each young Hartz Canaries, 2/8 each Yorkshire and Norwich cocks, einging, from 6/6, from champion strain. By far the largest stock of birds in South Wales. J. H. Ormond, Taxidermist, 25, Wyndham Arcade. Cardiff. 5033 & Everyone speaks well of ttKAiiU SKin uintment, and you will not regret sendirg to Maurice Smith. Ph.C., F.S.M.C., Kidderminster, for a free sample. It never fails to allay any irritation, and besides being the best cure for Eczema, Burns, Wounds, Piles, Sore Heads, Ring Worms. &c. Its marvellous soothing and healing effect proves it best of all cures for Bad L-gi. Large Boxes 1/- each. Local Agents Richards, Chemist, Pandy Square, Tonypandy; W. Llewellyn, Chemist, Clydach Vale; Lewis, Chemist, Mardy; O. Davies, Chemist, Pontypridd; Davies, Chemist, Treorchy Williams, Chemist, Tylorstown; Evans, Chemist, Ynys- ybwl; Lewis, Chemist, Ynyshir George, Chemist. Ystrad. •— 065/21 URSE WILLIAMS' OVALOIDS for Ladies. Price 2/9 3/9 & 10/9 per Box post free, Send stamp for descriptive leaflet.-New Life Remedy Co., 123, Bute St., Treherbert. 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 means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the giowth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price 1/6 (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. B975/41 SAFEST, cheapest and best to gain health and strength are Culpeper's O.K. Remedial Herbs, specially pre. pared for stomach and kidney troubles. Three 6d, packets for is.-Pedr Williams, Herbalist, Treorchy. Agents wanted. 5012 "I?XPRESSION is Everything LESTER & Co .have the happy knack of getting the best expression in their Photographs. To coupon holders they supply 6 first-class Full Cabinets for 2/9. See specimens at the Studio.—72. Llewellyn Street, Pentre, next Pentre Boot Co. 4981 AINTY Hand-coloured Miniatures. LESTER & Co. make these the size of any small locket, and from :any photo, for the nominal SUIr of Two Shillings. They also have a reputation fir good Enlargements. Make a note and see the Studio. 72, Llewellyn Street, Pentre. 4981 AD V ICE F R E E for Stamp.-Mrs A Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Address 9, Guinea-street, Bristol. c87/26 Holiday Resorts. Rhondda Restaurant, Aberavon (Proprietor D. JENKINS). "The Zion Welsh Baptist Sunday School, Merthyr, numbering over 400, has visited the above place two years in succession, and we can earnestly recommend this place for Sunday School Outings. We had two meals at the above place and everybody seemed to be well satisfied. On behalf of the School, LEWIS WILLIAMS, Secretary." 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 of Imitators who copy our prices and pack vou seconds unsaleable rubbish 4982 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- meMon, Tonypandy D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall. Ynyshir. MONEY. to £ 8,000. Liberal p^jTt ^-LU'Vf advances on good house, property, convenient arrangements. Moderate repayments. Fairest redemption terms. Write, Win. Sanders & Sons, Principality Building Society (Dept. 5), Cardiff. c38i22 PIELDINGS, 1 OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LARGEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. P.10 TO iC20,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand, Reversions. Life Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and Promptltute Assured. Dis- tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. bS66/ll CHEAP. 1 Jj JL REPAYMENTS EASY. AIONEYRE-PAYMENTs EASY. S5 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d tlO „ 10s. „ „ 158 E25 25s. „ „ 35s 6d £50 „ 508. 91 68s Other Sains at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to he WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), 17, Working Street, Cardiff. MARXET-SQTJARE 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 P,10 to Z5,000, 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 our residence at once with Cash, and carry out the advance THERE AND THEN. Call, or write (in confidence), to the MANAGER, MR. STANLEY DOWPTNG, 1, QUEEN SQUARR. BRISTOL. you CAN BORROW Direct from the Actual Lender- MR. PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, pONTYPRIDD, Manager of the South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM 95 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. A B| GREAT WEIGHT ■ Will be lifted from the minds of BBSS those requiring Bran s# cJ. • g|| Which will be lent to any amount at HDH LOW INTEREST on SH Diamonds, Gold and Silver Watches, BKg| Rings, Chains and Jewellery. Kiffl i Best Fire-proof and Burglar-resisting BBS Safes for storage of valuables. HfH O. FALLER I Jeweller, Clothier and Pawnbroker, BaH 34, TafF Street, PONTYPRIDD > HS 40, Hannah Street, PORTH. BB Established 1889. .lot. SALES BY AUCTION. -I WILLIAM MORGAN'S SALES. BENT STEEL FIRE AND THIEF- RESISTING SAFES. Empire Buildings, Dunraven Street, Tonypandy. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN has been favoured with from Messrs. Samuel Withers & Co., Ltd., the eminent Safe Manufacturers, of West Bromwich (established over half a cen- tury), to Sell by Auction, on TUESDAY, October 12th, 1909, a consignment of about Fifteen of their splendidly finished and superior FIRE & THIEF-RESISTING SAFES direct from their Manufactory, and ranging in size from 20-in. to 36-in. high, both single and double doors, including AN EXTRA STRONG BANDED DOUBLE DOOR OFFICE SAFE fitted with Master Keys and Separate Compartments, out- side measurements 30-in. by 30-an. by 22-in. also an EXTRA-STRONG BANDED SINGLE-DOOR SAFE, 36-in. by 24-in. by 22-in., fitted with Two Cash Drawers and One Shelf. SMALL AND LARGE STRONG BANDED SAFES suitable for Private Houses and Tradesmen, all fitted with Powder-proof Invincible Locks, with Duplicate and Master Keys. SALE AT 2.30 0 CLOCK PROMPT. For further particulars aTvnlv to the AUCTIONEER, Coliseum Chambers, Tonypandy; and Maesyrhaf, Trealaw. N.B.—The Auctioneer particularly re- quests the attendance of Jewellers, Shop- keepers, Solicitors, and Business Gentle- men. ON VIEW MORNING OF SALE. 5036 35, Llewellyn Street, Pentre, Rhondda, ¡ ATTRACTIVE & UNRESERVED SALE OF VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD FURNI- TURE AND EFFECTS. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN, in conjunction with Mr. DAVID RICHARDS, Auctioneer, Pentre, will Sell by Public Auction, on the above premises, on Saturday and Monday, 9th and lltli October, the whole of the valu- able stock of I Household Furniture and other effects, by order of the owner, who is giving up the premises. Sale to commence at 6 o'clock on Saturday, 9th, and 2.30 and 6 o'clock on Monday, 11th. For further particulars see sale bills, or the Auctioneer, Coliseum Buildings, Tonypandy, or Maesyrhaf, Trealaw. 5111 New Empire, Tonypandy. MR. WILLIAMUORGAN will Let by Public Auction, at the Dunraven Hotel, on the 12th October next, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then and there read, and in two lots, all those Two Valuable Shops, now in course of erection, and possession of which will be given on 1st November next. For further particulars see sale bills, or apply to the Auctioneer, Coliseum Buildings, Tonypandy, or Maesyrhaf, Trealaw. 5110 Great Western Brewery, Penygpaig. RE MRS. RACHEL REES, DECEASED. IMPORTANT SALE OF BREWERY PLANT AND OTHER EFFECTS. R WILLIAM MORGAN has been in- Lf. structed to Sell by Public Auction, at the above premises on Thursday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. Brewery Plant, Drays, Floats, Handsome Waggonette, Harness, and other effects. For details see posters and future advertise- ments, or apply to the Auctioneer, Coliseum Buildings, Tonypandy, or Maesyrhaf, Tre- alaw. 5009 COAL MINERS. LESSONS BY POST. SYLLABUS FREE. THE UNIVERSAL MINING SCHOOL. (285), CARDIFF. c71 14 Telegrams—" Mackerel, Swansea." 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 347o NOTICE Scholastic Book Depot. <"& J. H. DYER, LATE MANAGER FOR THE SCHOLASTIC TRADING COMPANY (CARDIFF). Technical School Book sand Materials. DISCOUNT 3d. IN THE 1/- OFF BOOKS NOT NETT. Park Hall Buildings, 95, Queen St., CARDIFF. Orde s by post receive personal attention. 500 = PUBLIC NOTICES POSTPONEMENT OF ART DRAWING. THE Avinning numbers of the Little Beaton Art Drawing will appear in this paper on Friday, Nov. 26th, 1909. 5039 RHONDDA Evening Schools. The Evening Continuation Schools and Technical Classes, will be opened on October 4th next. Technical Classes will be provided in all branches of Sci- ence, Languages (English, Welsh French and German), Commer- cial Subjects (Shorthand "and Book-keeping), Domestic Sub- jects (Cookery, Dressmaking, Art Needlework and Millinery), Art (Drawing, Brushwork), Handi- craft (Woodwork, Wood Carving, Cardboard Modelling, and Re- pousse Mental Work), Ambulance, Sick Nursing, Music, Economics, etc. The Fee for the Evening Continuation Schools is 1/- for the Session, and for Tech. nical Classes, 1/6 per subject. Full particulars of the Classes may be had at any of the Day Schools or from the under- signed. T. W. BERRY, Director of Education. Council Offices, Pentre, Rhondda, 23rd September, 1909. 5037
Wedding. EV ANSPARTON. A pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Thomas' Church, Oxford, oil Monday last, when. Mr. Jack Evans, Cwmparc, and Miss Nellie Parton, Oxford, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Mr. Jack E'vans is an ex-Ruskin College student, and is well known locally as one of the pioneers of the movement for estab- lishing an independent Labour College. Mise Parton is sister to Mr. Jack Parton, a fine athlete who renders such yeoman service as full-back for the Cwmparo Treorchy 'A.F.O. The young couple, to whom we offer our heartiest felicitations, are spending their honeymoon at South- sea, and will subsequently take up their residence at Cwmparc.
"Trech Gwlad nag Argiwydd.11 EXCELSiO* BUILDINGS. DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
Editorial Notes. The General Election will soon be with us. Tlie sooner the better so long as the register will be as fresh as possible. To working classes, old registers are not very favourable. The fluctuations of trade, change of management,, and the formation of capitalist trusts means a limited area of free and independent thinking and acting. If the worker does not toe the submissive line, he has to paick up his traps and move to a district where he has to wait for the maturity of registerial qualification before he can give- his vote on great issues. The next Parliamentary issue to come before the country will be a, very great one for the man who has to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow or the industry of his head. To Welsh- men, the whole issue will turn upon a very homely truism, which will have to be tried and tested as a, fundamental fact. The process goes right to the depth of the old saying, Trech Gwiad nac Arglwydd." The man of the people will have to decide at the ballot whether he is to follow blindly the wishes of the rich landlord folk, who have controlled the destinies of the people for centuries, and who count him and his class by such a despicable designation as the lower orders," or else let the arglwydd understand that from now on without further orders he is going to think and act in the way best helpful and service- able to his own and the people's interests. In the past, the House of Lords has been allowed to hold the privileged position of passing only such laws as graciously pleased its ducal and lorcllv rulers. Every legislative decision of the House of Commons which in any way threatened to touch the pocket, position or privilege of an hereditary peer has been either rejected, remodelled or repressed, as best suited to his retaining his ruling position in the State. But in the present Parlia- ment a Daniel has come to judgment in the person of a young: Welshman— Lloyd George by name—who proclaims that the landlord class must at last sub- mit to a small taxation upon that land which has grown in value as the direct result of the people's work and enter- prise. Though the people have always believed that such a, taxation was fair and reasonable, and always proclaimed its equity in all seasons of political agitation, it was never put into a serious Parlia- mentary effort until the Welshman got into the Chancellorship of the Exchequer of this great country. He is going to face and music, and happily, his backers are the people from whom he has sprung. There is no running away going to be this time, and the Lords, if they reject his Budget, will start a, fight which will be known in political history, at any rate in Wales, as the Trech Gwlad nac Arglwydd political Waterloo. We are glad that the situation is such as to bring about a fight. We have had quite enough challenging, and it is time that talk should finish and tussle begin. A fight straight and serious is long overdue. The people must win; their cause is a righteous one. The Lords object to tax their landis and royalties, and the brewers the licenses, which are allowed by the will of the people. In fact, the question must be settled once and for all who is to be boss "—the people or peers. If the aim of good government is the greatest good to the greatest number, then the people cannot fail if they but stand shoulder to shoulder in the coming Armageddon. Mr. Ian Malcolm, in a paper on The Parliamentary Candidate," in the October Cornhill," recalls some good election stories. Referring to the delusion deep- rooted in the minds of innumerable voters that a man can only be putting up for Parliament' in order to better himself one way or another," and that no sacri- fice has to be made by the candidate, he mentions the speech made by Sir Richard Temple, who had returned post haste from his duties in India, arriving after his own contest had begun. Sir Richard used words to the following; effect: I have travelled 8,000 miles and surrendered £ 5,000 a year for the privilege of repre- senting this great constituency but the proper sense of his generosity and public spirit was entirely marred by a remark from a loud voice in the crowd, Oh, what a —— fool you must be! Candidates, Mr. Malcolm says, have a very genuine respect for that It voice in the crowd," which upsets so many of their finest periods by an interjected remark. You are powerless in face of it; the lilt of your sentence is ruined. Your withering scorn is turned to, laugh- ter—and, after laughter, no retort appears effective.' What, for instance, ought Lord George Hamilton to have said when, after questioning Mr. Gladstone's claim to the name of statesman, and describing the G.O.M. as a political adventurer who always had his eye on the Treasury bench,' the voice answered, Yeks, and he'll have his body there soon if you don't watch it' ? One of the most withering and wittiest rejoinders which Mr. Malcolm ever heard on a political platform was that made in New York by Mr. Joseph Choate, who was then leader of the Bar in that city and afterwards became Ambassador in London. The occasion was an election in New York State, when Btoiss C-roker-- who scarcely ever delivered a speech in public-wasi supposed to hold the fortunes of the poll within his hands at Tammany Hall. He had, however, spoken for an hour on the previous evening, and (in the judgment of his opponents) had completely given away his case. Commenting upon tfiis result of his inspired, if unusual, public utterance, Mr. Choate gravely said, Now, consider the case of Balaam's ass before it spoke all men regarded it all quite an ordinary quadruped, but after it had spoken they discovered what an extra- ordinary ass it was." Public meetings, Mr. Malcolm thinks, no longer convince or convert anyone. "Life," he says, "is too full nowadays; we are all too anxious to be doing some- thing else 5; our main thought at a meet- ing isi How soon can I decently get away? He wishes he had the moral courage of the hero who, from the most crowded corner of a densely packed demonstration, demanded in stentorian tones an answer to his oft-repeated ques- tion, What did Mr. Gladstone say in 1 1881? a query which he reiterated with such frequency that he was finally lifted by the stewards) over the heads of his companions and ejected into the street.
c' 4) i7y%\ Your Eyes are YourWig) Earners. y Anything short of perfect vision diminishes the earning powers. In Z! 9 these days of rush and worry good eyesight is an absolute necessity. I It will probably be money in your pocket to have them attended to now 'W. P. CARYL, FS.M • C# testing Specialist, I 16, High Street, Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, Swansea. (Between High Street and St. John's Square.)
Public Meeting of Ratepayers…
Public Meeting of Rate- payers at Ton. A public meeting of ratepayers (Ward No. 3) was held at the Maindy Schools on the 22nd September, when Councillors Edward Jones and Walter Williams spoke on the work accomplished by the Council during the last twelve months. The chair was occupied by Mr. David Thomas (checkweigher). The attendance was very disappointing. Mr. Jones1, who gave his address in Welsh, gave a general survey of the work of the Council. He touched upon Old Age Pensions, over which, he said, the Council was not the supreme authority. He briefly explained the operations of the Act, as an idea was prevalent that pensions were obtained by patronage and not by pecu- niary circumstances. He pointed out instances of hardships under the Act which the Council were not responsible far. Speaking on sanitation, Mr. Jones said the Council was blamed for not pro- viding recreation grounds for the chil- dren to play on. This was not right; the blame lay at the doors of the landowners. In regard to the recreation ground at Gelli, Mr. Jones said it would be com- pleted in a few years, studded with trees. The Auditor's Report came next, and, said the speaker, many valuable sugges- tions had been given, concerning economy, &c., centralisation of rates, &c. Dealing with education, the speaker said that the Council had sole charge of elementary education, but the secondary was under the County Council. This arrangement was rather disadvantageous. There was a movement on foot to transfer the secon- dary education in the Rhondda district to the Council. The schemewaiS known as the devolution of powers. The Pentre .Higher Grade would be converted into a Secondary Municipal School. This did not mean that wormken's children would be barred from entering, but that a greater grant than the present one will be obtained. Mr. Walter Williams followed in Eng- lish. This, he said, was his first oppor- tunity of addressing the ratepayers since he was a member of the Council. The first year of his election he had attended 96 times out of a possible 109 meetings. The second year, 132 times out of a pos- sible 150 meetings. Mr. Williams gave a very detailed account of the work done by the Council. He wished to particularly emphasise the great advantages of edUica- tion. The greatest asset to a community was a number of educated intelligent men and women. Last year there had been 497 convictions for absence from school. No. 3 Wai-d had the lowest percentage. At present, there were 30,000 children in their schools. Last year, the Council paid in salaries £ 63,742 0s. 8d. There were 1,087 employees, and the total expendi- ture was E98,844 14s. 8d. This expen- diture was met by an annual block grant from the Board of Education, which last year amounted to P,25,098 19s. 2d. Again, there was a, fee grant of 10s. per" child, which came to E12,316 17s. 6d., and a grant under the 1902 Education Act of tll,677 3s. 3d. The Government also gave a special grant of Is. 6d. in the E, which amounted to P-5,90,5 18s. 9d. The total receipts were £103,250 3s. 3d. Mr. Williams also gave a detailed account of the Gas and Water Department. In pur- chasing the concern there was a great loss. The total cost of the undertaking was £ 256,364. Last year 208,595,400i cubic feet of gas were consumed. There were 18t percentage of waste gas. The Council had engaged the services of an expert to see what could be done to prevent the waste of gas. Since then the roads had been thoroughly barred, and the leakage had been reduced to 14 per cent. About £ 100,000' will be spent upon the new undertaking of constructing a reservoir at Llynfawr, and this, most likely, will mean an increase of a penny in the rates. A vote of sympathy was passed with Mr. Davies (Windsor Hotel), who had intended being present, but had been ordered to the Mumbles for the benefit of his health.
Medical Success. Mr. Horatio Thomas, B.Sc., son of Mr. Ceridfryn Thomas, B.Sc., L.C.P., and nephew of Dr. Glanville Morris, M.D., Mardy, has won a Senior Open Entrance Scholarship at St. ■ Mary's Hospital, London.
Metropolitan Bank New Premises at Pontypridd. From an announcement in our adver- tisement columns, it will be seen that the business of the Metropolitan Bank (of England and Wales), Limited, its being transferred to their new offices in the Park Hotel Buildings, No. 92a, Tag Street, Pontypridd. No doubt many of our readers have already admired the front elevation in grey granite, which is certainly quite the smartest and best frontage of any business1 premises in the town or district, and, in our opinion, reflects great credit on the architects, Messrs. Gibson, Parry Williams and Co. The basement comprises a spacious strong room, 30 feet by 10 feet, lined with glazed firebricks! throughout, with a store -JC 1 "IV • -t glazed firebricks! throughout, with a store 1_ "IV • "1 ruum ui even larger aimensions, ana retli-ing rooms for the staff. The lift and staircase bring us to the ground floor, which is 60 feet by 30 feet. and which is fitted nip in first-class style in Tabosca mahogany. The floor is laid with maple and oak parquetry, and the public por- tion is tiled with black and white marble. It will thus be seen that the directors of the bank have spared no expense to make the premises quite up to date and com- plete in every detail, and we confidently predict a large and increasing business as a reward for their enterprise. The con- tract has been carried out by the local firm of Messrs. Williams and James, which is a sufficient guarantee that everything has been done in the best possible man- ner; and the management are to be con- gratulated on having quite the finest suite of offices anywhere in the district and a great acquisition to the town of Pontypridd.
Presentation Meeting at Ferndale.
Presentation Meeting at Ferndale. Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Lewis Honoured. A grand presentation meeting was held at Capel Wesley, Ferndale, on Tuesday night last to present Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Lewis on the occasion of Mr. Trevor Lewis' return to his native town after having travelled the Colonies with the Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Voice Party. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. M. Morris (builder), who was away at Llan- drindod attending a Free Church Council meeting, Mr. Horatio Phillips took the chair. Telegrams regretting their inability to attend were read from Mr. William Thomas (the conductor of the party) and the Rev. G. Penrith Thomas. The build- ing was packed by an enthusiastic audi- ence, who had come intent on giving Mr. Trevor Lewis a royal welcome." The meeting was opened by a selection on the organ by Mr. T. Rhys Davies, who proved himself an excellent accompanist during the evening. Next followed "0 na byddai'n haf o hyd," by Miss Maggie Evans, and a recitation, Y Cor Mawr," by Mr. Dadoo Jeffries, both being well applauded. Mr. W. C. Whitby also obliged with The Young Brigade, with fine effect. The Rev. B. Watkins and Councillor Samuel spoke of the admirable qualities of Mr. Trevor Lewis, not only as a singer, but as a young man of character. Mr. Samuel remarked that Mr. Lewis had been "sharp enough to sing so natural so as to captivate all without a "flat" (laughter). Miss Ethel Hannah, daughter of Mr. D. Hannah (one of the directors of Messrs. D. Davis and Sons, Ltd.), presented Mr. and Mrs. Lewis with an illuminated address and silver tea set respectively. Miss Hannah said that it gave her very great pleasure in being present that evening to present, on behalf of Ferndale, the illuminated address to Mr. Lewis and the silver tea set to Mrs. Lewis. She always enjoyed hearing Mr. Lewis sing, and was glad to know that he had made such an admirable name for himself during the -tour. The old axiom that there was no honour for a prophet in his own country was not true in his case, for the large audience that had assembled indicated that they had come to "give honour where honour was; due (applause). Mr. Trevor Lewis, in response, on behalf of himself and his wife, begged to thank them very greatly for the magnificent way in which he had been treated since he had returned home. No words of his could adequately express his gratitude. Before sitting; down, he gave a short description of the tour. After spirited songs by Messrs. D. Jones and D. Thomas, Mr. Henry Davies and the Rev. Oliver spoke in terms of ad- miration of Mr. Lewis. Mr. Joseph George recited Breach of Promise," and created roars of laughter. Bardic addresses were given by Taliesin and Myfyr Dyfed. Mr. Trevor Lewis sail." 'Friend (Clara Novello Davies) and received a great applause. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to, all who had helped to make the meeting such a success.
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Horse Leaps over Bridge.
Horse Leaps over Bridge. Exciting Ferndale Incident. A shocking mishap occurred at Ferndale on Tuesday. A horse attached to a van belonging to the Ferndale Co-operative Society took fright at a traction engine belonging to Messrs. D. Davis and Sons near the railway station. The driver held on to the reins until the animal got beyond control and galloped down the hill at a terrific pace. At the bottom of the hill the animal encountered the parapet of the railway viaduct. How- ever, the animal leapt over the wall, and was dashed on to the railway below, a depth of over 30ft., carrying with it a corner stone weighing over a ton. The horse was so badly injured that it had to be shot.
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Budget Demonstration at Porth.
Budget Demonstration at Porth. There is to be a big Budget demon- stration at Porth on Saturday next, and there is every reason to believe that it will exceed in immensity any demonstra- tion ever held in the Rhondda. Dr. It. D. Chalke, M.A., Porth, presided at a meeting of the committee on Wednesday evening, when it was decided that the procession should start from four sec- tions—Mid-Rhondda Trehafod, Trebanog, and Tylorstown, uniting at the Llwyn- celyn Hotel and march together through Hannah Street to the Glynfach Fields. where the platform has been erected for the speakers. Deputations waited on Saturday upon Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., and Mr. Wm. Brace, M.P., and they have promised every assistance to make the demonstration a gigantic .success. A Cabinet Minister is expected to address the meeting. In case of wet weather, every precaution has been taken to secure plenty of provision for the large crowd. The Palace, Salem Chapel, and Tabernacle Chapel will be engaged for the meetings. Its success is practically assured.
Once outside the building, a well-meaning sympathiser inquired of him, Well, now, what did Mr. Gladstone say in 1881?" Hang it, man," was the reply, "I don't know and I don't care; but I should have fainted if I had not been lifted out of that horrible room."