JL_ In Parliament—Session 1910. Rhondda Urban District Council (Tramways Ex- tensions, &c.). "Construction of Tramways; Gauge and Motive Power; Application and Repeal of Enactments Relating to Existing Tramways and Substitution of New Provisions; Crossing and Passing Places; Junctions; Temporary Tram- ways Shelters and Waiting Rooms; Working of Tramways by Council; Tolls, Rates and Charges; Use of Electrical or Mechanical Power; Work- ing Agreements; Granting of Leases by Council of Tramways; Confirmation of Agreements for Leases, &c. Further Provisions as to Purchase of Tramways; -New Roads and Street Improvements; Provisions in Respect of Construction, Maintenance and Repair of Certain Works by Taff Vale Railway Company "Breaking up, Stopping up and Inter- ference with Streets, &c. Purchase of Lands, etc. Superfluous Lands; Appro- priation of Lands; Parts only of Pro- perties; Provisions as to determining Purchase Money and Compensation; Further Powers to Council with regard to Gas Undertaking; Further Powers as to Street Buildings, Drains and Watercourses; Sanitary and other Pro- visions Improvement of Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach Rivers; Prevention of Flooding and Obstruction; Pro- visions as to Erection of Buildings, &c., and Prescribing Line of Beds and Banks of Rivers; Further Provisions as to Collection of Water and other Rents, Rates and Charges; Consolida- tion of Rates and Collection thereof by Overseers and Enforcement of Payment thereof; Change of name of Parish of Ystradyfodwg and of Ystradyfodwg and Pontypridd Main Sewerage Board; Borrowing Powers and other Financial Provisions; Incorporation, Amendment and Repeal of Acts and Orders and other Provisions). NOTICE is hereby given, that appli- cation is intended to be made to Parliament in the ensuing Session^ by the Rhondda Urban District Council (herein- :after called the Council ") for an Act for all or some of the following purposes ,or objects (that is to say): To authorise the Council to construct and maintain all or some of the tram- ways hereinafter described with all neces- sary and proper rails, plates, sleepers, channels, passages and tubes for ropes, cables, wires and electric lines, junctions, turntables, turnouts, crossings, passing places, stables, carriage houses, engine, boiler and dynamo houses, sheds, build- ings, posts, wires, works and conveniences connected therewith respectively. In this Notice unless otherwise stated where in any description any distance is given with reference to any street or road such distance is measured from the centre of such street or road. Where a distance is given with refer- ence to the junction of any two streets or roads such distance is measured from the points at which lines drawn along the centres of such streets or roads and produced would intersect each other. A point described as opposite to any street or road is to be taken as being opposite .the centre of such street or road, and in the description of the proposed tram- ways, new roads, street widenings and narrow places all distances and lengths given are to be read as if the words "or thereabouts" had been inserted after each such distance or length. The tramways proposed to be autho- rised will be wholly situate in the parish of Ystradyfodwg and Rhondda urban district, in the county of Glamorgan, ,and are the following: — Tramway No. I.-Single line, 3.10 chains in length, commencing in High- street, Ferndale, by a junction with the existing tramway at a point 12 yards measured in a south-westerly direction from the north-west corner of Tre-Rhondda Chapel passing thence along the Strand and terminating in North-street, Ferndale, by a junction with Tramway No. 2 at a point 22 yards measured in a .south-easterly direction from the northern corner of the Coun- cil's Schools. Tramway No. 2.—1 mile. 7 furlongs, 6.20 chains in length of which 1 mile, 4 furlongs, 4.00 chains is single line and 3 furlongs, 2.20 chains is double line, commencing in North-street, Fern- dale, at a point 20 yards measured in a north-easterly direction from the north-east oolrner of Tre-Rhondda "Chapel, passing thence in a north- westerly direction along North-street, Ardwyn-terrace, Maerdy-road and Ceridwen-street and terminating in Ceridwen-street, Maerdy, at a point 8 yards measured in a westerly direction from the north-west .corner of the Workmen's Institute at the corner of Ceridwen-street and Church-street. Tramway No. 3.—5 furlongs, 6.10 chains in length of which 3 furlongs, 4.60 chains is single line, and 2 fur- longs, 1.50 chains is double line, com- mencing in Bute-street, Treherbert, by a, junction with the existing tramway at a point 63 yards measured in a south-easterly direction from the south- east corner of the Stuart Hotel, Tre- herbert. passing thence along Dun- raven-street and Gwendoline-street and terminating in Wyndham street, Ty- newydd. at a point 20 yards measured in a south-westerlv direction from the southern corner of the boundary wall of St. Albans Church. Tramway No. 4.-5 furlongs, 7.25 chains in length, of which 4 furlongs, 1.75 chains is single line and 1 furlong, 5.50 chains is double line, commencing in Tylecelyn-road, Penygraig, by a junction with the existing tramway at a point 30 yards measured in a north- westerly direction from the northern corner of the Arms Public House, passing thence along Penygraig- road and Brook-street, and terminating in Penrhiwfer-road. Williamstown, at the boundary of the district 80 yards measured in a northerly direction from the northern corner of St. Illtyd's Church Yard. In the following instances the tram- ways will be so laid that for a distance of 30 feet or upwards a, less space than 9 feet 6 inches will intervene between the outside of the footpaths on the side or sides of the roads or streets herein- after mentioned and the nearest rail of the tramway (that is to say) — Tramway No. 1.— In the Strand on both sides of the street. Tramway No. 2.— (1) In North-street, on both sides of the street, between the junction of the Strand and North-street and the northern corner of the Council's Schools. (2) In North-street, between points respectively 66 yards and 120 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the junction of Elm-street and North-street. (3) In North-street and Ardwyn- -terrace, on both sides of the street, between points respectively 250 yards measured in a florth-westerly direction from the junction of Elm-street and North-street and 155 yards measured in a south-easterly direction from the junction of Ardwyn-terraee and Rhondda-road. (4) In Maerdy-road, on both sides of the road, between a point 16 yards measured in a westerly direction from the junction of Ardwyn-terrace and Rhondda-road and a point opposite the eastern end of Royal Cottages. Tramway No. 3- (1) In Dunraven-street. on both sides of the road, between points respectively 8 yards measured in an easterly direc- tion and 45 yards measured in a wes- terly direction from the junction of Dunraven-street and Hill-street. (2) In Gwendoline-street, on both sides of the road, between points re- spectively 70 yards and 126 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the centre of the Rhondda Mer- thyr colliery level crossing. (3) In Gwendoline-street, on both sides of the road, between points re- spectively 50 yards measured in a northerly direction and 66 yards measured in a southerly direction from the junction of Miskin-street and Gwendoline-street. (4) In Wyndham-street, on both sides of the road, between points respectively 17 yards measured in a south-easterly direction and a point 166 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the junction of Alma-street and Wyndham-street. (5) In Wyndham-street between the southern corner of the boundary wall of St. Albans Church (Tynewydd) and a point 70 yards measured in a, south- easterly direction from the same corner. Tramway No. 4— (1) In Tylecelyn-road and Penygraig- road, on both sides of the road, between the commencement of tramway and a point 26 yards measured in a southerly direction from the junction of Tylecelyn- road and Penygraig-road. (2) In Penygraig-road and Brook- street, on the east side of the road, between a point 90 yards measured in a southerly direction from the junction of Tylecelyn-road and Penygraig-road and a point 90 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the junc- tion of Rowling-street and Brook- street. (3) In Penygraio-road on the west side of the road, between points re- spectively 90 yards and 156 yards measured in a southerly direction from the junction of Tylacelyn-road and Penygraig-road. (4) In Penygraig-road and Brook- street, on the west side of the road, between points respectively 42 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the northern corner of the Gethin Hotel and a point 90 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the junction of Rowling-street and Brook- street. (5) In Brook-street, on both sides of the road, between points respectively- 122 yards and 10 yards measured in a north-westerly direction from the eastern corner of the IGlamorgan Hotel (Williamstown). The intended tramways are proposed to be constructed on a gauge of 3 feet 6 inches or such other gauge as may be approved" by the Board of Trade, and it is not intended to run thereon carriages or trucks adapted to run on railways, The motive power proposed to be em- ployed upon the tramways will be animal or mechanical power (including electrical or any other power not being animal power), or partly one such power and I partly another. I To constitute the tramways part of the tramway undertaking of the Council and to incorporate in the intended Act and to_ extend and make applicable, with or without modification or exception, and to repeal or render inapplicable to the said tramways and the working thereof all or some of the provisions of the Rhondda Urban District Council (Tram- ways, &c.) Act, 1902, and to substitute therefor all or some of the provisions of the intended Act. 1', To empower the Council to make from time to time such crossings, passing places, sidings, loops, junctions and other works, in addition to those specified herein, as may be necessary or convenient to the efficient working of the intended tram- ways or any of them, or for affording access to the stables, carriage houses, sheds and works of the Council or their lessees, or for effecting junctions with the tramways or railways of any other corporation, district council, company or person, and in particular to authorize junctions with the tramways authorized by the Rhondda Urban District Council (Tramways, &c.) Act, 1902. To empower the Council from time to time when by reason of the execution of any work in or the alteration of any street, road, highway or thoroughfare in which any tramway shall be laid it is necessary or expedient so to do", to alter, remove or discontinue all or any of such tramways and to make and lay down, temporarily or permanently, in the same or any adjacent street, road, highway or thoroughfare a substituted tramway or substituted tramways. To empower the Council to lay down double in lieu of single lines and single in lieu of double lines, or interlacing lines in lieu of double or single lines. # To provide for the repair by the Coun- cil, their lessees or cfther persons, of any streets or roads in which any tramway may for the time being be laid, and for the use or disposition of any materials or things found in the construction or repair of any of the intended tramways. To empower the Council from time to time to take up and remove any of the existing or intended tramways or any part thereof respectively, and to relay the same in such part of the streets or roads as the Council may think fit. To empower the Council to erect and maintain shelters and waiting rooms in connection with their tramways, and to enable them to make bye-laws and regu- lations with regard to any of the pro- posed tramways. To provide that so much of section 34 of the Tramways Act, 1870. as limits the extent of any carriages used on any tram- way beyond the outer edge of the wheels of such carriages shall not apply to carriages used on the said intended tram- ways. To authorize the Council and their lessees to work the said intended tram- ways and to place and run carriages thereon, and to demand and take tolls in respect of the use of such carriages. To authorize the Council and their lessees or other the person or persons working the said intended tramways to lew tolls, rates and charges for the use thereof by carriages passing along the same and the conveyance of nassengers, goods, parcels, minerals, animals, mer- chandize and other traffic upon the same and to confer exemptions from tolls, rates and charges. To empower the Council and their lessees for the purpose of working the said intended tramways to erect, place, make and maintain works, engines, machinery, dvnamos and apparatus for the production, storage and supply of electricity or other power and to generate electricity upon any existing and autho- rized generating station, and to lay down, erect, construct, maintain above, upon and below the surface of the ground and 'I to attach to houses and buildings, mains, wires, pipes, conductors, cables, ropes, posts, brackets, boxes, apparatus and things necessary or proper for the trans- mission of electricity or other power and the working of the intended tramways or anv of them by electricity or other power. To authorize the Council on the one hand, and the Rhondda Tramways Com- pany Limited or any other company, local authority, body or person on the other hand, from time to time to enter into and fulfil contracts and agreements for and in relation to the construction, working, lease, sale and purchase of the whole or any part of the tramways and with respect to the placing or running of carriages on any such tramways, the supply of rolling-stock, plant, machinery and electrical energy, the conveyance and interchange of traffic thereon, and the payment, collection, division and appor- tionment of rents, tolls, rates and charges arising from such tramways and traffic for such consideration and generally upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed on between the contracting parties or as the Bill may define. To confer new and special powers upon the Council in respect to the granting of leases of any of the intended tram- ways to the Rhondda Tramways Com- pany Limited or any other company, body or person, for such periods1 (extending if thought fit beyond the period of 21 years named in the Tramways Act, 1870) at such rents and upon and subject to such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon or prescribed by the in- tended Act, to provide for the construc- tion by the lessees of any tramways so leased, and to prescribe the terms upon which the same shall be purchased by the Council upon the expiration of any such lease, and for those purposes or any of them to vary or amend the pro- visions of the Tramways Act, 1870, and of the Rhondda Urban District Council (Tramways, &c.) Act, 1902. To confirm any agreement which may have been or which during the progress of the Bill may be entered into touching any of the matters aforesaid. To incorporate in the intended Act and to apply to the Council and their lessees, with or without alteration, all or some of the provisions of the Tram- ways Act, 1870, and to make all other provision which may be necessary or convenient for all or any of the purposes of constructing, maintaining and work- ing the proposed tramways. To empower the Council to make and maintain the following street widenings and other works and improvements in the parish of Ystradyfodwg and Rhondda urban district, in the county of Glamorgan (that is to say): Work No. 1.—A new road at Tony- pandy 36 feet wide commencing by a junction with Court-street at a point 4 yards eastward of the junction of Davies-street and Court-street and terminating by a junction with Llwynypia-road at a point in that road 38 yards measured in a northerly direction from the north-eastern corner of the Pandy Inn. Work No. 2.—A widening at Tony- pandy of De Winton-street, including a re-construction of the bridge carry- ing the Pwllyrhebog branch of the Taff Vale Railway over De Winton-street, on the east side between points re- spectively 7 feet and 73 feet, south- ward of the southern corner of the entrance to the Caersalem Chapel and on the west side between the southern boundary wall of the English Congre- gational Chapel and a point 58 feet southward thereof. Work No. 3.—A new road 36 feet wide in continuation of and commencing by a junction with Jones-street, Blaen- Clydach, at its eastern end and ter- minating by a junction with Gilfaeh- road, Tonypandy, at the southern end of Bryn-Amlwg-terrace. Work No. 4.—A widening and re- construction of the bridge and approaches thereto known as Ystrad Bridge carrying the public road lead- ing from Church-road to Ystrad-road over the Taff Vale Railway and the Rhondda Fawr River, to the extent shown on the deposited plans herein- after mentioned, commencing in Church-road at a point 12 feet measured in a south-westerly direction from the junction of Church-road and Church- street and terminating in the said public road at a point 122 feet measured in a north-westerly direction from the centre of the existing bridge over the railway. Work No. 5.—A widening and im- provement at Ferndale of North-street and Strand, extending from the southern wall of the main building of the North-street School to the junc- tion of North-street and the Strand and thence to the western boundary of 'No. 4 Strand. To empower the Council to alter the level of the following public road or part thereof, -namely:- So much of Court-street, Tonypandy, as is situate between the point of commencement of Work No. 1 herein- before described and a point opposite the western boundary wall of Court- villa. To authorize the Council in connection with the before-mentioned street works and improvements or otherwise for the pusposes of the intended Act to make all necessary approaches, excavations, retain- ing walls, piers, abutments, embank- ments, girders, girder-bed-stones, bridges, arches, roads, footways, piling, sewers, drains, culverts and other works and conveniences, and to replace the road metalling and footways, paving and channelling, and to take down, build and rebuild so far as may be necessary any masonry that may require to be taken down, built or rebuilt, and to make good any masonry disturbed during and conse- quent on the construction of the before- mentioned works and improvements. To make provision for the repair and maintenance by the Taff Vale Railway Company of the before-mentioned street works and improvements so far as they affect the property of the Company and to enable the Council and that Company to enter into and carry into effect agree- ments with reference to the construction, maintenance and repair of such works and improvements. To authorize the Council in connection with any of the intended works to stop up, or cause to be stored up temporarily, all or any part of any carriageway or footway which it may be deemed neces- sary to stop up, and to construct tem-'j porary works for keeeping any such carriageway or footway open for traffic, and to make sucli. orders for regulating the traffic as may be necessary or expe- dient. To empower the- Council to widen the carriageway of any road along which the existing or intended tramways are or will be laid by reducing the width of the footpath or otherwise and to make all such alterations of the level and width of any carriageway and footway as may be expedient for or in connection with the construction of any of the intended works, and for making convenient accesses from or junctions with the pro- posed works. To empower the Council in the con- struction of any of the intended works I k,,3 and improvements (other than tramways) to deviate laterally and vertically from the lines and levels shown upon the deposited plans ancl sections hereinafter deposited plans and sections hereinafter mentioi-ied, and to underpin, support and otherwise strengthen walls and buildings near to or which may be affected by any of the proposed works without being required to purchase the same. To enable the Council for all or any of the purposes of the intended Act to stop up, break up, alter, divert and interfere with, either permanently or temporarily (and if permanently to appropriate the site and soil of and to extinguish all rights of way over), and to cross over, under or upon all such public or private streets, roads, highways, bridges, thoroughfares, railways, tram- ways, rivers, navigations, canals, streams, brooks, watercourses, footways, sewers, drains, gas and water and other pipes, and telegraphic, telephonic and electric and other apparatus as it may be neces- sary or convenient to do for any of the purposes of the intended Act. To empower the Council for the pur- poses of the intended works and of the intended Act to purchase and take, by compulsion or agreement, all or any of the lands, houses and buildings shown upon the deposited plans and described in the books of reference thereto herein- after referred to, and also any rights and easements in or over any such lands, houses and buildings, and to empower the Council to appropriate and use for the purposes of the intended Act any lands belonging to or vested in them, and to make exchanges of land with other bodies and persons, and upon any such exchanges to pay or receive money for equality of exchange, and to empower the Council to retain and hold and appropriate any lands acquired by them under the intended Act and not required for the purposes of the intended works, and to erect buildings thereon, and to grant leases of such lands and buildings. To authorize the Council to hold any lands which they may acquire under the authority of the intended Act freed from the provisions of the Lands Clauses Con- solidation Act, 1845, with respect to superfluous lands, and in other respects to modify the provisions of the Lands Clauses Acts in their application to the Council, and to confer further powers upon the Council with reference to the acquisition, appropriation, retention and disposal of lands. To empower the Council to purchase so much only of or such easement or right in, under or over any property as they may require for any of the purposes of the Bill, and to exempt the Council from the liability imposed by section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845. To make special provisions as to deter- mining the nurchase money and compen- sation payable in respect of lands and property acquired; flor the purposes of the intended Act, and to provide for limiting the amount thereof and claims in respect thereof in cases of recent buildings and alterations and recently created interests therein, for taking into account the increased value of any lands retained by the claimants by reason of the proposed works, and as to the pay- ment of costs in certain case-, of disputed compensation by persons failing to send in sufficient particulars of their claims. To confer further powers upon the Council with regard to their gas under- taking and to make further provision in t, connection with the manufacture and supply of gas, to prescribe the charges to be made for gas supplied through pre- payment meters, and to require any person who has a separate supply of gas for power or other purposes or of elec- tricity to pay a minimum charge for gas supplied by the Council, and to impose other terms and conditions in connection with such, supply. I To confer on the Council new and enlarged powers and to make further provisions with reference to the laying put of new streets and other matters and in particular to provide that the con- tinuation of existing streets shall be deemed new streets, as to intersecting streets, for preventing soil, sand and other debris from being washed into streets and water flowing on to footpaths, to provide for the lopping of trees and shrubs overhanging streets and footpaths, to require courts to be flagged, penalties on owners of houses without water supply and on persons damaging drains, the making of communications between private drains and sewers, to require means of escape from buildings in case of fire, regulations as to dustbins, and to impose penalties for throwing rubbish into streams and on occupiers refusing execution of Act. ¡ To confer further powers on the Council with regard to sanitary and other matters and in particular the provision by contractors or builders engaged in the construction, reconstruction or alteration of any building in the district of suffi- cient water and other closets and urinals for workmen engaged on such buildings and to require notice to be given to the Council by owners or occupiers before I altering or repairing drains, regulating the manufacture and sale of ice cream, the imposing of penalties for the im- proper construction or repair of water closets or drains, and to prohibit slaughtering except in the Council's Slaughterhouses when provided. To confer on the Council further and better powers for the removal to Isola- tion Hospitals of persons suffering from infectious disease. To enable the Council to subscribe money towards hospitals, charities and other benevolent objects, and to pay other expenses reasonably incurred in the administration of local affairs. To confer further powers upon the Council to prevent the choking or silting up of rivers and watercourses, and to provide for the prevention and removal therefrom of obstructions. To enable the Council to cleanse, scour, excavate and alter the Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach rivers within the dis- trict and otherwise improve the bed and banks of the said rivers, or either of them, and to make and maintain and do such works, whether temporary or per- manent, in, across or alongside of the said rivers or either of them as may be found necessary or expedient to provide for the passage of flood water and for the prevention of flooding and obstruc- tion to the waterway and for the pro- tection of the banks. To prevent encroachments on the said rivers, and to prohibit the deposit of any stone,. gravel, soil, ashes, refuse, or other material or matter therein and the erec- tion of any building or thing in, over or across the said rivers, or either of them, except subject to such terms, conditions and requirements (including the approval by the Council of plans, sections and specifications) as may be provided for by the intended Act, to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply with any such requirement and the infringement of any such prohibition, and to enable the Coun- cil to prescribe and define the line of the beds and banks of the said rivers. To make further provision with refer- ence to the collection of water rates and charges, the apportionment of the cost. of collection thereof, and the inclusion thereof for purposes of collection either with the .poor rate for the parish of Ystradyfodwg or with the general dis- trict rate of the Council, To provide for the consolidation with the poor rate of any rents, rates and, charges leviable by the Council and the I collection thereof by the overseers or assistant overseers of the parish, and to confer upon the Council and such over- seers such powers as may be necessary with reference to the collection and en- forcement of the payment of such rents, rates and charges, the levying of all rates, rents and charges in one demand note, and to make such other provisions as may be necessary or incidental to the collection and recovery of such rates, rente and charges. ) To empower the Council to appoint and remove such overseers, clerks, collectors and other officers as they may deem necessary, to vary the duties of such clerks, collectors and other officers, to provide for the payment of their salaries, and to require them to give security for the performance of their duties. To change the name of the parish of Ystradyfodwg and to enact that in future the parish shall be known as the parish of Rhondda and to make such provision as may be necessary or expedient in con- sequence thereof. To enact that in future the name of Ystradyfodwg and Pontypridd Main Sewerage Board shall be the Rhondda -and Pontypridd Main Sewerage Board, and for that purpose to amend the pro- visions of the Ystradyfodwg and Ponty- pridd Order confirmed by the Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 7) Act, 1885. To empower the Council to borrow or raise money for the purchase of land for and the construction of the several worts to be authorized by and for other the purposes of the intended Act. and to charge such money on the district fund and general district rate or other local rates and the undertakings, rates, rents, revenues and other property of the Council or on any of such securities, and to grant and issue mortgages, stock, debentures, debenture stock and. annuities in respect thereof, and to authorize the Council to apply any of their funds or any money which they are authorized to borrow to any of the purposes of the intended Act, and to exclude any sums so borrowed from calculations as to the limit of borrowing powers under the Public Health Acts. To vary or extinguish all rights and privileges inconsistent with, or which would or might in any way interfere with the objects of the intended Act, and to confer other rights and privileges. To alter, repeal or amend or to extend and apply to the intended Act all or some of the provisions of the following local Acts and Orders (namely) -The Ystrad Gas and Water Acts, 1868, 1874 and 1890; the Ystrad Gas and Water Orders, 1872. 1879 and 1883; the Ystrady- fodwg Urban District Council (Gas and Water) Act, 1896; the Rhondda Urban District Council Act, 1899; the Rhondda Urban District Council (Tramways, &c.) Act, 1902; the Rhondda Urban District Council Act, 1905; and any other Act or Order relating directly or indirectly to the Council or to their tramway, gas and water undertakings. To incorporate and apply with or with- out modification or render inapplicable, all or some of the provisions of the following public Acts -The Public Health Acts; the Local Loans Act, 1875; the Lands Clauses Acts; the Tramways Act, 1870 the Light Railways Act. 1896; the Waterworks Clauses Acts, 1847 and 1863; the Gasworks Clauses Acts, 1847 and 1871; the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845; the Arbitration Act, 1889; and all Acts amending those Acts respec- tively. Plans and sections of the proposed tramways and other works, including plans of the lands proposed to be ac- quired or used compnlsorily under the authority of the intended Act, together with a book of reference to such plans and a copy of this Notice as published in the London Gazette, will, on or before the 30th day of November instant, be deposited for public inspection with the Clerk of the Peace for the county of Glamorgan at his office at Cardiff, and with the Clerk to the Rhondda Urban District Council at his office at Pentre. Printed copies of the intended Act or Bill will be deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons on or before the 17th day of December next. Dated this 17th day of November, 1909. MORGAN, BRUCE, NICHOLAS, & JAMES, Pontypridd, Solicitors. TORR & CO., 19, Abingdon-street, Westminster, Parliamentary Agents.
ANGOSTURA BITTERS. A company has been formed to purchase the business of the manufacturers of Angos- tura Bitters," and the prospectus will very shortly be issued, offering 85,000 Cumulative and Participating Six per Cent. Preference shares of £ 1 each. A strong point is the fact that the average profits for the past fifteen years have been more than sufficient to pay the interest on this issue two and a-half times over. The profits for the current year are estimated at over P.15,000, according to a cable received on October 30th. The bu<si- ness is a most valuable monopoly, and is free from the objection so many people have to anything connected with the "Liquor Traffic," as "Angostura Bitters" is really a tonic, which can be, and is, used with every description of mineral water. The oard is a strong one, the chairman being Mr. Alex- ander Henderson, whose firm has for the past thirty-five years acted as agents for the sale of the Bitters," and to whose enterprise the great success of the business is largely attri- butable. It also includes Mr. Barnard, the chairman of the Metropolitan Wafer Board, Sir Hubert Jerningham, K.C.M.G., and two of the original proprietors of the business. It may also be pointed out that Mr. Henderson's firm has agreed to continue in its present capacity for a further twenty-five years. The shares to be offered appear, therefore, to be a sound 6 per cent. investment.
Trealaw. Anniversary services were held at Seion (C.M.), Trealaw, on Saturday and Sunday last, when the Revs. D. Hoskins, M.A., Carnarvon, and J. Morgan Jones, Cardiff, delivered good sermons to large congregations.
I Local Wedding. BEYAN—THOMAS. A Very pretty wedding was solemnised at Bethel (E.B.) Chapel, Tonypandy, on Wednesday, the 17th inst., the contract- ing parties being Miss Alice Maude Thomas, the eldest daughter of Mr. Chas. Thomas, 2, Gelli Road, Tonypandy, and Mr. Phillip Bevan, son of Mr. Morgan Bevan, 4, Ayton Terrace, Llwynypia. The bride, who looked very charming in a dress of pink crepe-de-Chine and a hat to match, was given away by her father, and was attended by her cousin, Miss Florrie Williams, who looked dainty in a mole dress with hat to match, and Mrs. Stephen Hughes (sister to the bride- groom) as bridesmaids. The duties of best man were performed by Mr. Stephen Hughes. The -aistor of Bethel, Rev. J. E. Dennis, officiated. After the cere- mony, a reception was held at the resi- dence of the bride's parents, at which many guests were present, and hearty wishes were extended to Mr. and Mrs. Bevan. The bride's father is well known in the district as the late bandmaster of the Hibernia Band. The bridegroom was also at one time a very active member of the Llwynypia Flute Band. A large number of useful and costly presents were received.
Maesteg. Eisteddfod.—A very successful eistedd- fod was held at Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Maesteg, on Wednesday, the 10th inst. County Councillor E. E. Davies presided. The awards were as follow:- Pianoforte playing, Miss S. Ellen Petty; Welsh recitation for children, Miss Myfan wy. Williams; open solo for those who had not previously won zC2, Mr. W. Llewellyn Bevan, Nantyffyllon; Welsh recitation for males, Mr. John Jenkins, Maesteg; champion solo for males, Mr. David Thomas, Garw; champion solo for females, divided petween Madam Moscow, of Cardiff, and Madam Morris, of Tonyr- efail. The adjudicators were: —Music, Mr. T. Coiiwil Evans, Carmarthen; reci- tation, Mr. J. Silvan Evans, B.A.. Maes- teg. The accompanist was Mr. Arthur Lloyd. Obituary.—On Saturday morning last, the death took place of Mr. David Isaac, mason, of Garn Road. The deceased was an old inhabitant of the town, and was highly respected. The funeral took place on Wednesday. A very sad feature of the circumstances is the deceased's wife, who died quite suddenly from shock on the morning of his funeral. The inhabi- tants of the town heartily sympathise with the relatives in their sad bereave- ment. Inquest.—Mr. Howell Cuthbertson held an inquest at Maesteg on Tuesday, the 9th inst., on the body of a newly born child of Mrs. Watkins, wife of Mr. John Watkins, of 4, Meadow Street. Mary O'Brien, a nurse, stated the child was very 'weak. Mr. Watkins gave evidence, and Mrs. Watkins stated that she had had 28 children. Dr. Dhun Feroze, assis- tant to Drs. Kirkby and Thomas, stated that death was due to insufficient vitality, and a verdict was returned accordingly. Lantern Lecture.—On Thursday even- ing last, an interesting lantern' lecture was delivered at the New Parish Hall, Office Road, Maesteg, by the Rev. John Jones, vicar of the parish, entitled "In Congoland." .The lecturer dwelt on the cruel practices which have been and are at present carried on in the Free State. The lantern was manipulated by Mr. Stanley Davies. The proceeds were in aid of St, Michael's Church Library Fund. Service.—On Sunday last, a men's ser- vice was held in St. Michael's Church in connection with the Maesteg Branch of the Church of England's Men's Society. The Vicar gave a short address, and Mr. J. Haydn Williams rendered a solo, c; Lead, Kindly Light." The collections were for the Additional Curates' Society.
Llwynypia. At Jerusalem, Llwynypia, on Thursday evening last, the Rev. E. T. Jones, Llan- elly, delivered his popular .lecture on George Muller." Mr. Dan Evans, M.E., Radyr, occupied the chair. The proceeds were in aid of Beulah ('V.BJ Chapel, Tyntyla Road.
Treorchy. During last week, a series of lecture- conferences were conducted at Bethlehem (C.M.) Chapel by Mr. Geo. H..Archibald. Extension Lecturer of the Sunday School Union and Director of Studies at the Training Institute, Bournville, on "Child Study." The conferences were held under the auspices of the Free Church Council, and by arrangement with the Sunday School Union, London. Each conference was attended by an overflow- ing audience, and at a special conference held on Friday afternoon, under the pre- sidency of the Rev. E. W. Davies, Hebron, Ton, it was decided to appoint a com- mittee, consisting of delegates from all the Sunday Schools in Treorchy, Treher- bert, and Ton and district, to consider the advisability of forming a Sunday School Union for the area mentioned, to discuss ways and means of training Sun- day scholars to become teachers, together with other improvements in present con- duct of the Sunday Schools. The com- mittee duly met at Noddfa Vestry on Tuesday evening, Mr. Howell Howells (Treorchv Schools) in the chair. It was unanimously resolved to invite Miss Wallace (assistant of Mr. Archibald at Bournville) to visit them for a period of three weeks, and to inspect the actual working of local Sunday Schools, and give demonstration lessons showing how the school was conducted at Bournville. The question of forming a Union was waived pending the visit of Miss Wallace, Half-yearly meetings were held at Noddfa (W.B.) Chapel on Sunday last, when the Rev. H. B. Thomas, Deri, offi- ciated.
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