Business Prospects, 1910. Business Prospects for 1910 is a pub- lication that ought to find a resting place in the office of every up-to-date business man. As its name implies, it has been brought out with the one idea that it is vital to the business man to correctly gauge the course of markets in the future. The editors have taken a bold line, and definite forecasts are made, based on a minute and careful .analysis of statistics and other- available data. For three years the book has been written in the autumn, giving forecasts of the various markets in the following year, and each following fear has found the fore- casts to have been uniformly correct. Since its first publication, the circulation has doubled itself every year, and so great was the ContinentaL demand last year, that this, the 1910 book, has been printed in two editions, one printed in English and one in French. There are exhaustive chapters on coal, iron, copper, tin, ship- ping, the money market, home and American rails, cotton, wheat, dairy pro- duce, &c., and the forecasts in each sec- tion cannot fail to interest and instruct. The published price is 5s., and the book may be obtained from the publishers, The Business Statistics Publishing Company, Ltd., 12, James Street. Cardiff.
Treherbert. Mr. Ayles, Cardiff, addressed a fair audience on Socialism at a meeting of the local I.L.P., which was held on Friday evening at the Treherbert Girls' School. Mr. Lloyd officiated as chairman. A successful tectorial concert was held at Hope (E.B.) Chapel last Wednesday evening in aid of the Sunday School and Band of Hope. The edifice was fairly crowded. The following items were' beautifully illustrated —" Home, Sweet Home; or, Christie's Old Organ," by Mr. Evan Rees; quartet, Jesu, Lover of my soul," Misses M. and E. Rees, Messrs. W. Rees and T. Jones recitation, Christmas Day in the Workhouse," Miss B. Stradling; solo, "The Toilers," Miss M. Rees. Miss Wakely presided at the organ. The manipulation of the lantern was entrusted to the careful hands of Mr. Harry Roberts. In connection with St. Mary's Church, a sale of work was held last Thursday at the Schoolroom, Penyrenglvn. The sale was onened by the Rev. Canon Lewis, Pentre. The miscellaneous stalls were attended to by the following ladies:- Mrs. Evans (vicar), Mrs. W. Glass, Mrs. D. Jones, Mrs. J. Ryan, Mrs. Dutfield, Mrs. S. Howells, Miss Hopkins, and Miss A. Clarke. The refreshment stall atten- dants were:—Mrs. R. T. Jones, Mrs. Evan Thomas, Mrs. Harry and Mrs. Ford. Mr. F. Harding was responsible for the secretarial work, whilst Mr. W.Glass was treasurer. The third annual tea of the Baptist Zenana Mission was a huge success at Soar (W.B.) Chapel last Monday. Repre- sentatives from each of the Baptist churches in the locality ably assisted in providing an excellent tea for the very large number that sat down at the tables. large number that sat down at the tables. Many of the attendants wore attractive and picturesque Oriental costumes. The chocolate stall was an additional attrac- tion, and a large quantity of this delicacy was disposed of by the attendants, viz. -Misses M. Morgan, Ray Roderick, and Gladys Thomas. An entertainment fol- lowed, Mr. Seth Jones presiding. With a view of forming a. team to enter the newly formed South Wales Northern Union Junior League, a meeting ii, called at the Castle Hotel on Wednesday (last week). The meeting was well at- tended, and it was eventually decided to form a local N.U. junior team. Mr. Llew. Vaughan was appointed secretary. The inhabitants of Abertonllwyd Street have cause to rejoice in the improvement which has been effected in that quarter, by the laying down of a new pavement. 12 Biaded Safety Razors. The Ever Ready at 5/ the Gillette at 21/- Local Agent— R. T. Jones, The Tram Terminus, Treherbert. 4893
Ystrad. On Saturday evening and Sunday last, instructive sermons were delivered at the half-yearly preaching services held at Bethel (C.M.) Chapel. The following divines officiated:-The Revs. Dd. Jonas, I M.A., Penrhiwceiber, and J. H. Howard, Owmavon. Collections were made towards the liquidation of the chapel debt.
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An interesting address was delivered at Soar on Friday evening last by the Rev. D. J. Evans of the Forward Move- ment Hall, on Guiltv or Not Guilty." The address was a criticism and con- demnation of the Determinism expounded by Mr. Blatchford. At the end, a num- ber of questions were put to the speaker, and able speeches were made both in sup- port and against the speaker. Mr. Llew; T. Davies presided. A competitive meeting was held at Seion on Thursday evening last, Mr. George Owen (The Bazaar) presiding. The adjudicators were Mr. Edward Davies (music) and Mr. J. Davies (literature). The awardts were as follow: —Pronun- ciation of Welsh words, Eunice Williams (Cash Stores) reading of unpunctuated passage, no award; open duet, Miss Annie Jones and Mr. Morris speech on "Lloyd George," no award; impromptu debate, Mrs. Williams (Deri Terrace) and Mrs. Williams (Bradford House) quar- tet, Dring i fyny," Mr. W. H. Wil- liams and party; essay, Life of St. Paul," T. M. Davies. On Tuesday evening last, a very in- structive lecture was given at Soar Chapel under the auspices of the Free Church Council by the Rev. R. Morris, M.A., B.D., on the "Doctrine of the New Theology." There was a good audi- ence of anxious seekers after truth.
For Services Rendered. Police Acknowledge Tramway men's Assistance. An interesting presentation meeting took place at the Rhondda Tramways Depot, Porth, on Wednesday evening of last week, when Tramway Inspector Hughes, Driver Butt, and Conductor Babb were honoured by the Tonypandy Police Division for services rendered in convey- ing unruly and violent prisoners to the Police Station. The presentation was made by Police Inspector Williams, Porth (in the absence of Inspector Hole, Tony- pandy), and addresses were also delivered by Mr. Nisbett and Mr. G. Roddy (general manager and traffic superintendent of the tramways respectively). The Tonypandy Division was represented by Police Con- stables Spencer, Empson, Fuller, and Henry.
ASSOCIATION. CWMPARC & TREORCHY UNITED 2gls., TON-PENTRE 2. This tie in the first round of the Welsh Cup Competition was played at Treorchy on Saturday last, in fine weather, and before a big crowd. The refereeing was in the hands of Mr. Neale, Bristol, who performed his duties in an excellent manner. The United, playing with the slight gradient, were the first to attack, and Russell cleared a fine centre by Jack Hughes. Mitchell, at right half, was prominent with fine spoiling tactics, and he gave Peake a chance which resulted in a corner. Geo. Jones, following up well, shot through after a mistake by Percival. A second corner from Park led to a melee in front of the Ton goal, and J. Evans put his side two up. Some minutes later a ground drive by Pobertr,- for Ton cannoned off Wilson into the Park net. After breathing time, Ton played with the greater dash, and Harry Jones and Parton were prominent with clever defence. J. Evans made one clever run, but failed to shoot. Following a corner, Tom Davies (Ton) headed through and equalised. Cwmparc defended well until the final whistle. The replay takes place at Ton next Saturday. Mr. Neale will again referee. TRELEWIS 4gls., LEWIS MERTHYR 2. On Saturday last, at the Trehafod j Grounds, the above teams met in a friendly encounter, and gave a fairly good exhibition of the Soccer code. Early in the game Trelewis gave signs that they were going in for a win, and forced the game hard. Strong and determined rushes soon found a weak spot in the home side, which Trelewis were quick to take advantage of. Lewis Merthyr backs, thus set on the defence, resisted the attack bravely. The forwards also very gamely played with enthusiasm, and they secured a great portion of the game. Trelewis, however, were too clever for the homesters, and registered a victory by 4 j goals to 2. YNYSHIR ALBIONS 2gls., WILLIAMS- TOWN 0. Played at Williamstown. The home- steis started before a fair crowd, but very soon found the Albions swarming around their goal. Shot after shot was sent in, but Richards gained applause for several smart saves. Williamstown at last reached the centre, but wild play spoilt the movement, and again the Albions' forwards showed good combination, and Evans scored with a great shot. Half- time arrived with the Albions leading by 1 goal to nil. On the restart, the Albions again pressed, but splendid work by the home goalie kept them out, and Williamstown at last tested Reed who saved smartly from Shaw. Splendid work by the Ynys- j hir halves cleared their lines, and Owens receiving, broke through and gave a nice pass to Bloomfield, who scored a smart goal. For the Albions all Dlayed well, while Richards; Weston, and Shaw were the pick of Williamstown. PONTYPRIDD COUNTY SCHOOL lgl., RHONDDA PUPIL TEACHERS 0. This match was played on the P.T. Centre Grounds, Porth, on Saturday. The game opened tamely, but about ten minutes after the start two fine clear- ances by Hanney showed that the P.T.'s goalie was in fine form. Rhys Jones initiated many attacks on the Ponty goal, but they all ended fruitlessly. S. Rowlands at this point made several blunders, which enabled the School to attack. Half-time arrived with no score. The second half was an improvement on the first. Play lacked finish when in front of goal, Porth being the chief offenders in this respect. W. Howells now missed an easy chance for the P.T.'s by kicking the ball over the crossbar when the visiting goalie was powerless to save. Shortly afterwards T. Davies sent the ball past Hanney and scored the winning goal. The Pupil Teachers entertained the visitors after the match at Tims' Restaurant. MARDY ALBIONS 5gls., FERNDALE THURSDAYS 1. This match was played on the Darran Grounds, Ferndale, on Thursday after- noon.. The Albions outclassed the Thurs- days in speed and combination, and fully deserved their victory of 5 goals to 1. Percy Carpenter netted the ball for the Thursdays, whilst D. Jones (3), D. Gri- ffiths and Hamilton Jones were the scorers for the visitors. OTHER SCORES. Tudor Juniors lgl., Biaenllechau Zebras 1. Ferndale Wesleyans lgl., Porth 1. St. Cynon's (Llwynypia) 2gls., All Blacks 1.
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Mr. Theo. Thomas, Tylorstown. In a recent issue we supplied our readers with an account of the successful performances of Handel's Judas Macca- bseus" by Mr. Theo. Thomas' choir at Pontygwaith. Many of Mr. Thomas' friends will be pleased to have a photo- graph of him, together with the brief resume of his musical career given below. Born at Aberdare about 39 years ago, he removed when very young to Blaeny- cwm, Rhondda, and here, at this early age, he first took to music and showed a Eenchant for the art. At the age of 11 e removed to Tylorstown, where he com- menced working. Having spent two years at Tylorstown, his parents returned to Blaenycwm, where, when only a boy of 15, he conducted small choirs at numerous competitive meetings, and giving signs of a high musical ability. He soon grew into repute and acheved success locally as an able singer, •.•-jessing those qualities essential to a voice. Mr. THEO. THOMAS. Tylorstown. His parents again returned to Tylors- town when he was about 16 years of age, since which lie has made Tylorstown his home. Though obstacles were many and disadvantages numerous, he persistently pursued his musical studies, and before the age of 18 he passed successfully his A.C., and could up to this stage claim to be a self-taught man. Though still toiling by day at his work, he adhered unfail- ingly to the resolution that his life would be spent in the fine art. He took to con- ducting the children's choir at Ponty- gwaith, and performed with great success many cantatas and operettas. Many nights he burned the midnight oil," sacrificing his sleep in order to extend his knowledge of music; and before he was 22 he passed his G.T.S.C. Having given such demonstration of his ability, the friends of Pontygwaith and district supported him in many respects, and on the occasion of his passing his A.C., pre- sented him with a gilded frame, and a short time afterwards a lecture was given by the late Howel C'ynon, Aberdare, in his aid. When he passed his G-.T.S.C., he was appointed organist to the church at Hermon, and shortly afterwards took charge of the choir. About this time he succeeded in passing his first examination for the degree of Mus. Bac. He took to eisteddfodic competitions, and led the Pontygwaith Choir successfully 11 times out of 13. When competing at Ferndale on Gwilym Gwent's "Blodeuyn bach wyf fi mewn gardd," Mr. John Williams, Carnarvon the adjudicator, remarked that the rendering given by Mr. Thomas' choir was like a visitation of angels." On another occasion, at Porth, competing on John Thomas' "Bendigedig fyddo Arglwydd Dduw Israel," Mr. W. T. Samuel stated that it would be worth while walking fifteen miles in order to hear the opening part. He attended two summer terms at the London Tonic Sol-fa College, given him free by the authorities. During the second term he was awarded the prize for the best work on musical composition. Prof. George Oakey highly commended him for his work in musical composition. He has several compositions, the copy- right of one being secured by the Genedl Gymraeg," viz., Gwyn fyd y Gwr." For seven years successively he con- ducted "cymanfaoedd" in the Rhondda Fach and at different places in South Wales. He is well known as an able adjudicator. He has coached several choirs for other conductors, and on one occasion was presented with a photograph (in black and white) by Mr. John Harris' -choir as a, mark of appreciation for the services which he had rendered in coach- ing them successfully on five occasions. Each year Mr. Thomas undertakes some cantata or opera, and the performances are always brilliant successes, his most recent accomplishment being the perform- ance of Judas Maccaboeus mentioned above. At present, lie is engaged upon the task of conducting the male voice party known as the Pontygwaith Young Musicians. The party has only been formed a few months, and though not yet up to competition standard, shows con- siderable promise and bids fair to add many more to his list of successes.
Ton-Peritre It transpires that the successful com- petitor on the verses to the Budget at Penuel (Pontrhondda) Eisteddfod on the 6th inst. was Mr. J. Towy Thomas, sani- tary inspector, Pentre.
Pentre. The half-yearly preaching festival at Moriah Church was held on Sunday and Monday of this week. The officiating ministers—the Revs. W. A. Williams, of Pontypridd, and Daniel Davies, Nazareth (C.M.), Pentre—treated the large congre- gations to excellent sermons and ad- dresses. The pastor. Rev. T. Davies, pre- sided over the meetings. The inhabitants of Pentre and district are promised a good seriesi of temperance lectures by Ap Glaslyn, of Llanberis, a well-known lecturer on such subjects. The series has been arranged by the Women's Temperance Union. The committee of the Pentre Higher Grade Past Students' Association met at the School on Wednesday evening, and decided to hold the annual re-union on Tuesday evening, December 21st. A social for shop assistants was held on Thursday evening at Collier's Central Hotel. There was a large number of members present, and the evening was fully enjoyed. After refreshments, the evening was spent in games, whilst addresses, solos, &c., were .given by various members of the Shop Assistants' Union. An interesting lecture was delivered at Zion Chapel on Monday evening upon the subject, The Training of the Blind," the lecturer being the Rev. D. Griffiths, of Colwyn Bay, North Wales, a well-known blind preacher. The chairman was Dr. W. E. Thomas.
Wattstown. I Although the Wat is to vhjl InskiLute lino received two handsome donations of £ 500 each, there is yet a great deal to be done to raise the requisite amount. As ap- pears from our advertisement columns, a novel idea is being tried to bring grist to the mill. A gramophone concert is rather a form of entertainment that will appeal to many on account of its new- ness, and as well for the excellence of some machines that will be produced. The object, at any rate, deserves success.
Temperance Demonstration at Tonypandy. Under the auspices of the North-East Glamorgan Lodge of Good Templars, a united temperance demonstration was held on Monday night last at Trinity Chapel, Tonypandy. Sir Wm. Crossman, ex-Lord Mayor of Cardiff, occupied the chair, and presided over a fair audience. The Rev. Ambrose Williams, pastor of Trinity, offered up the opening prayer, after which Miss Ethel Jones, Treorchy, rendered a solo, But the Lord is mind- ful of His own," which was much appre- ciated. The Chairman, who was accorded an enthusiastic reception, said that he had not always been a total abstainer. Some- times he had to work very hard, and he knew what it was to be very tired and weary; but he could tell his audience that he thoroughly believed there was no need of strong drink to assist any man, however hard that man may have to work. Since the Kiup" had visited Car- diff, he (the speaker) had been pestered with circulars from various firms quoting the prices of different wines, but he never had anything to do with these firms, nor their agents. When the Royal Yacht visited the port of Cardiff, he was asked to drink the Kind's health, but he could assure his listeners1 that he did it with- out having resort to intoxicants for the purpose (hear, heail). Councillor J. Poynter, M.P., of Shef- field, then addressed the meeting. He said that he could endorse the remarks of the chairman, and could add that not only was alcoholic liquor unnecessary for manual workers, but it was also unneces- sary to brain workers. The medical faculty was also coming around to that view, and was assisting the temperance cause in a very great measure. The speaker advocated special efforts to deal with the young. As a boy he had at- tended the Band of Hone, and learned that total abstinence was best. Temper- ance instruction in the day school, said the speaker, was the best method, because by so doing it laid hold of the children of the drunkards as well as the children of the abstainers. After a solo, "Stand up for Jesus," sung by Mr. T. J. Richards, the Rev. R. P. Hughes and Mr. S. Stanton, Grand Lodge of Wales, addressed the meeting. Votes of thanks were accorded the speakers, soloists, and the deacons of Trinity for the use of the chapel.
I Treorchy Canine Society- Fasi becoming Best in Wales. The Treorchy and District Canine Society, whose organisation is carried on on very effective lines, have scored an- other success. On Thursday week, in the spacious yard adjoining the Boar's Head Hotel, their fourth show was held under good conditions. The entries were numerous, and the quality throughout won the approbation of the judge, Mr. W. G. Phillips, Aberdare. It is interest- ing to note that, besides the usual prizes, each first prize winner" received a diploma of merit. The awards were — Class 1.—Any variety Spaniel: 1, D. J. Evans (sculptor), "Lily"; 2, J. Megick's Bess 3, D. Williams' (Peny- graig) Gipsy." Class 2.-Bull or Bull Terrier: 1, Thos. Hunt's (Porth) Lord Bobs 2 G. j Morris' (Pbrth) "Rhondda Queen"; 3, F. Thomas' Sally." Class 3.—Fox Terrier, rough or smooth: 1, Roger Davies' (Royal Oak Hotel) Eastertide 2, D. Rees' Cymro Jack"; 3, S. Davies' (Ystrad) Congo." Class 4.—Any variety Sporting: 1, D. Jones' (Llwynypia) Ranger 2, T. Jones' "Rhondda Hot Scotch 3, E. Rowlands' (Clydach Vale) Louis." Class 5.—Any Variety Non-Sporting: 1, J. Davies Rhondda Wonder" 2, D. T. Jones' Maindy Floss" 3, Sam Jenkins' (Treorchy) Taffside Bessie." Class 6.—Any other variety Terrier 1, J. Phillips' Orchi Experiment 2, J, Thomas' (Abergwynfi) Welsh Marvel 3, T. Hughes' "Lily Fly." Class 7.-Ai-iy variety Toy: 1, T. H. Weeks' "Lady Eva" 2, H. Walters' j "Treherbert Prince"; 3, A. Hughes' (Ton) "Jim. Class 8.—Any variety Puppy: S. Davies' (Ystrad) "Congo"; 2. D. Wil- ] liams' (Penygraig) "Sure Shot"; 3, D. T. James' (Toil) "Maindy Mac." Class 9.—Any other variety not men- tioned 1, D. Jones' (Llwynypia) "Ranger"; 2, J. Davies' (Porth) Rhondda Wonder 3, E. Thomas' (Treherbert) Nill." Class 10.—Any variety: 1, D. J. Evans' .sculptor, Treorchy) "Lily"; 2, E. Thomas' "Nell"; 3, R. D-avies, (Roya' Oak Hotel) Eastertide." After a show, a meeting was held, at which the judge, Mr. Phillips, made eulogistic remarks concerning the quality of the exhibits and the progress of the Society. Mr. Phillips said this Society was fast becoming the best in the Princi- pality in many respecte. Councillor Tom Jones responded on behalf of the Society, of which he is president. Messrs. Fred Thomas and T. H. Weeks acted as secretaries, and were assisted by a band of stewards.
RUGBY. TREORCHY 8pts., FERNDALE ROVERS O. The champions' visit to Ferndale, after their recent victory over Mountain Ash, drew a large crowd to witness the match. Seldom have we witnessed better and cleaner sport than was displayed by the visitors. Treorchy kicked off against the wind, and fumbling the return kick, a scrum resulted half-way. Treorchy heeled the ball out, and Biddiscombe gave his three-quarters a start. Some excellent passing was witnessed, and they were only just stopped outside the line by a brilliant tackle by the Rovers' full-back. Ferndale were relieved by the Treorchy forwards being penalised for legs up in the scrum. This took play to half-way, but_ the Treorchy forwards heeled out again, and Biddiscombe once again set the backs in motion, and after some bril- liant passing J. Lewis scored wide out. The goal kick failed. Soon after the visiting backs fairly nonplussed the home quartet, and T. 0. Jones scored right behind the posts. Will Morgan added the two points with a fine kick. Snow was falling heavily in the second half, and made it next to impossible to have fine football. Treorchy invaded the homesters' territory most of the time, and although some fine bouts of passing were seen, the Rovers managed to keep the visitors from scoring. It must be said that the Rovers played a good game against such formidable opponents, and when the whistle blew, no score had been added in the second half. TREHERBERT ATHLETICS 5pts., TREBANOG 0. Trebauog arrived late at Treherbert last Saturday, and, in consequence, the kick-off was delayed for 45 minutes. Mr. Harvey, W.F.U., refereed. The visitors fielded a strong side. Several alterations at forward had been made in the home team, alterations which, eventually, proved very successful. Trebanog kicked off, the ball being re- turned to touch at half-way. The home forwards dribbled well over the Trebanog 25 line. and several scrums were formed here. The Treherbert pack worked splen- didly. The ball was repeatedly sent out to their backs, who combined Jbeautifullv. Some brilliant passing ensued,' and Tre- banog were compelled to defend keenly in order to prevent the Treherbert Backs from scoring. J. Noble secured from a line out on the visitors' 25 line. With a long pass he set the home backs in motion. J. Lewis (right wing) received last, and after a powerful spurt scored a magnificent try in the corner. R,. Pitman converted. The Athletics continued to attack up to the interval. I It was rapidly becoming dark when Treherbert restarted. The home forwards continued to press, and many tries would undoubtedly have been scored had it not been for the semi-darkness. Under these conditions the home forwards resorted to rushing tactics, and did their utmost to rush the Trebanog defence. Trebanog made one last effort before the whistle sounded. They reached the Treherbert line, but failed to cross. TREHERBERT EX-SCHOOLBOYS llpts, PONTYPRIDD ALL BLACKS 0. This match, played at Treherbert on Saturday, was to decide whether the Ex- Schoolboys or the All Blacks were to occupy the top position in the Second Division of the Rhondda Old Boys' League. The Pontypridd team was a much heavier and bigge4 one than that of Treherbert, but the ExeSchoolboys more than compensated for this deficiency by the vim and energy which they intro- duced into their play. The play was about equally shared up to half-time, and no score resulted. In the second half, however, the Ex- Schoolboys clearly demonstrated that they were the masters of the situation. Three splendid tries were quickly scored by Tom James, Trevor Griffiths and Fred Raymond, one of which was converted by W. H. Colwill. Towards the end of the game, much undue keenness was shown by several players. The result of this was that a player of the home team had to be ordered off the field bv the referee, Mr. Gwilym Howells, Treorchy. DINAS STARS 0, CILFYNYDD 0. The Stars entertained Cilfynydd last Saturday in a League encounter. The Stars were minus three of their usual backs, but some good substitutes were found at the last moment. Mitchell and Thomas were absent in the forward line. The Stars lost several chances of scoring through their inside-half being selfish. The --icl,- of the backs were Baker, Summerill and Howells, whilst T. Davies, Haines and Fowler were the nick of the forwards. Dai Rowlands scored for the Stars, but the try was disallowed.