HAMPTON & CO., Heating Specialists* Schemes Prepared and Advice Given for Wa rmingChurches.Chapels, Offices, Showrooms and Public Buildings OXFORD LANE (City Road), CARDIFF. TEL. P.O. 656. FOR SALE. FISH and Chip business for Sale, with first-class range, &c. Low rent. Apply Box 10, Rhondda Leader," Tonypandy. clIO/23 FOR Sale, Plot, of Land attached to Caer- salem Chapel, Tonypandy—For parti- culars apply to W. Rees, Secretary, Mount View, Tonypandy. 5130 FOR SALE—Two houses in Trealaw Road. Rental 30/- and 26/- respectively. Apply Box, 03, Rhondda Leader Office, Tony- pandy. NANTGWYN Street, Penygraig (continua- tion of Kenry Street), Tonypandy, 3 new houses for sale, quite dry and ready for occupation. D. Williams, 2, Bridge Street, Tonypandy. C44/23 _0~1 fkri to £ 3,000. Liberal prompt advances on good house, property, convenient arrangements. Moderate repayments. Fairest redemption terms. Write, Wm. Sanders & Sons, Principality Building Society (Dept. 5), Cardiff. c3122 LADDERS. Ladders for builders, painters farmers, window cleaners, &c. exten- sion ladders always in stock also painter's steps, tressles, &c. Special offer to painters. Send for full particulars and price list.—3, Darran Street, Cathays, Cardiff. 5018 ARTIFICIAL Legs, Arms, Surgical Appli- ances.—Visit South Wales periodically. List free.—J. Gillingham and Son, Chard, Som. C23/38 TO LET. FURNISHED Apartments for one or two single gentlemen. Bath. &c Five minutes Tonypandy and Penygraig (G.W.R.) Stations. Apply Box 9, Leader Office. WANTED. GENTLEMAN wants confortable furnished apartments (bedroom and sitting room), in Tonypandy-with attendance and board if possible-State lowest terms to X Y. Z., "Rhondda Leader" Offices, Excelsior Buildings, Tonypandy. WANTED iu Pentre, furnished apart- ments (sitting and two bed-rooms\ Particulars to F.Studd, 36, The Parade, Ponty- pridd. cl09/23 WANTED by respectable couple two or three unfurnished rooms, in Tony- pandy or Trealaw. Apply Box 11, Rhondda Leader Office, Tonypandy. clll APARTMENTS. LODGINGS for two respectable young men (sitting-room if required). Apply Box 12, Rhondda Leader" Office, Tonypandy. A cl 12/26 INVENTIONS. HUGO Lester, Patent Expert, Inventors' Supply Depot, 32, Queen Street, Cardiff, does all business in patents for inventors in South Wales. Call or write. 5074 EDUCATIONAL. A Class on Friday mornings for Painting, Pastinello, Marquetry, Wood Carving. Miss Bolt (of Cardiff). At Miss Elias, Aber- rhondda 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, Milling, Mining, Mining Mathematics, Electricity, and Surveying. Certificates awarded. Write for Syllabus.-The Cambrian Mining School, Glanffrwd, Porth. Glam. c"5/'21 MUSICAL. BT. CHINN, The Celebrated Concert- inist, also Miss E. M Chinn, Society Entertainer (with Songs at the Piano), now booking eagagemeats, 4, Pearson Street, Cardiff. CHURCH AND GHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and Electro-Pneumatic, with per- fect repetition, answering all requirements of the most fastidious players. Detached Keyboards a Speciality, TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, etc., etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder, Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIDD. 4815 PIANOS FOR SALE. £19 Cash, Fine Walnut Piano, Best Action and Iron Frame, as new, fully warranted for ten years. Terms arranged. Waddington & Sons, Pest Office Buildings, Porth. Banjo-Piano, the finest value ever offered. Bv using a third Pedal you can get beautiful Banjo, Mando- line and Guitar effects, besides playing the Piano in the ordinary way. Before deciding to purchase you must hear this. Post office Buildings, Porth. zC37 Cash, a Waddington Gold Medil Overstrung' Piano, Full Metal Frame, real Ivory Keys and Solid Walnut Case. This Instrument is only Shop Soiled and a Work of Art, Tone Superb, terms arranged. Wadding- ton & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth. 17 Gns. Oash Rosewood Piano, practically new, only used a few months, terms arranged. Post Office Buildings. Porth. You are invited to write for our Illustrated Catalogues of Pianos and Organs, a call to inspect our Instruments is solicited before purchasing elsewhere to Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth, or City Road, Cardiff The Noted Farran d Organs are a Spec- iality. Write or call for our 111 strated Catalogues to Waddington & So ns, Post Office Buildings Porth, or City Road, Cardiff. 5083 MISCELLANEOUS Madam VERO'S Drops & Pills FOR FKMALES. Ladies should consult Madam Vero, Medical Specialist and Character Reader, at IPIP40r. IROIS Electro-Medical & Botanical Laboratory, 108, William Street, YSTRAD. » Take Tram to Sa,dy Bank. 5093 A' E. TKIMNELU the Cardiff Herbalist, Mona Terrace, Cardiff Sent free on application, The Trucure Herbal Book. Note the Address. c43/26 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., 59, Bute St., Treherbert. DTICE FREE-for Stamp.-Mrs A Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Address 9, Guinea-street, Bristol. c87/26 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 nets as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the giowtb and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price 1/6 (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer:— G. W. HARRISON, Hair Specialist, Beading. Sold by Chemists. Agents—for Tonypandy Emrys Richards, The Dunraven Pharmacy. Pentre: David George, Chemist. B975/41 SAFES r, 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 la.—Ped Williams, Herbalist, Treorchy. Agents wanted. 5021 CHlNA 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 copv our prices and pack you seconds unsalt able rubbish 4981 FOR FLAGS, BANNERS. DECORATIONS for Halls, etc. Lettered Flags for Advertising a Speciality. Call at F. P. DYMOND&Co., 26, Wyndham Arcade, CARDIFF. NAT. TEL. 1900 5069 IMPORTANT TO MOTHERS. Every Mother who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use HARRISON'S "Reliable" ) NURSERY POMADE. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthen the Hair. In tins 4-:1,d. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedy- meihion, Tonypandy D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J. P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. MONEY. IELDINGS, OLDEST-ESTABLISHED, LARGEST, AND BEST- KNOWN FINANCIERS IN WALES. £ 10 TO 420,000 To Lend on Approved Note of Hand, Reversions. Life Policies. Personal or other Securities. Trade Bills Discounted. Privacy and Promptitute Assured. Dis- tance no object. Terms simply and plainly stated before completing business. Apply HAYES BUILDINGS, THE HAYES, CARDIFF. b866/ll CHEAP. MONEY RE-PAYMENTS EASY. 95 repayable 5s. per week, total charge, 7s. 6d ilo 10s. „ „ 15s E25 25s. 90 37s 6d jE50 508. „ 75s Other Sums at similar Rates. Apply for prospectus to- he WESTERN FINANCE ASSOCIATION (LTD.), T7, Working Street, Cardiff. MARKED-SQUARE 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. rpHE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from £.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 your residence at once with Cash, and carry out the advance THERE AND THEN. Call, or write (in confidence), to the MANAGICR, MR. STANLEY DOWDING, I 1, QUEEN SQUARR, BRISTOL. PRIVATE LOANS FOR XMAS. £10 loan repay 2/6 weekly, 10/- monthly £ 20 „ „ 5- 20/- A30 „ 76 30 £ 50 „ „ 10/6 „ 42 £100 16 „ 64 Special Terms to Farmers, Merchants, Shopkeepers, and shose requiring large amounts. Distance no object. Write for terms. H. Smith & Co., Broadway Buildings, Reading you CAN BORROW Direct from the Actual Lender— MR. PHILIP MORRIS, 80, TAFF-STREET, JpONTYPRIDD, Manager of the South Wales Loan and Finance Co., ANY SUM FROM £ 5 TO £ 1,000 Upon your own Promissory Note and Re-pay to suit your 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. SALES BY AUCTION. MR. W. T. MORGAN'S SALES. Treonchy. MR. W. T. MORGAN has received in- structions to sell by Public Auction at the Stag Hotel, Treorchy, on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 1909, at 7.30 o'clock in the evening, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then read, in such lots as may be determined upon, the following LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES, viz., all those 9 messuages or dwelling houses, shop and bakehouse known as Nos. 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 and 139, High Street, Treorchy, now let on monthly tenan- cies, and producing the gross yearly rent of £ 150 3s. Od. These premises are held under two inden- tures of Lease for terms of 99 years from the 1st day of March, 1873, and are subject to the Annual Ground rents of f4 3s. 6d. and £ 3 6s. lOd. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at his offices in Maerdy Place, Aberdare, or to Mr, W. R. Morgan, Solicitor, 37, Canon Street, Aberdare.. 5123 MR. T. NAUNTON MORGAN'S SALES. Blaenclydach and Tonypandy Rhondda Valley. IMPORTANT SALE OF LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSES. MR T. NAUNTON MORGAN has re- ceived instructions to Sell by Public Auction, at the BUSH HOTEL, Blaen- clydach, on WEDNESDAY EVENING, December 1st, 1909, at 7.30 o'clock, the following Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses Viz. LOT I.-All that Leasehold Dwelling- house and Premises, known as No. 18, Brynhyfryd Street, Blaenclydach, and now in the occupation of Mr. Wm. John, at a rental of 35s. per lunar month. Lease, 99 years from the 1st of May, 1905. Ground Rent, 10/8 per annum. LOT 2.—No. 9, Brynhyfryd Street, in the occupation of the owner. Lease, 99 years from the 1st of May, 1905. Ground Rent, 10/9 per annum. LOT 3.—No. 13, Brynhyfryd Street, in the occupation of Mr. Evan Thomas, at a rental of 30s. per lunar month. Lease, 99 years from the 1st of May, 1905. Ground Rent, 10/8 per annum. LOT 4.—No. 14, Brynhyfryd Street, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Davies, at a rental of 30s. per lunar month. Lease, 99 years from the 1st of May, 1905. Ground Rent, 10/8 per annum. LOT 5.—No. 9, William Terrace, Bryn- hyfryd Street, in the occupation of the owner. Lease, 99 years from the 1st of November, 1908. Ground Rent, 12/4 per annum. LOT 6.—No. 30, Glenview Street, Tony- pan dv now in the occupation of Mr. John John, at a rental of 27s. per lunar month. Lease, 99 years from May, 1905. Ground Rent, 25/- per annum. The Auctioneer begs to call special attention to this Sale, the Properties to be offered being excellently built and practically new. They are situate in the centre of the locality near to the Col- lieries, and are well let to, good tenants. Further particulars from the Auctioneer, 55, Dunraven Street, Tonypandy, and "Hillside," Penygfais; or from Messrs. J. JONES PUGHE & DAVEY, Solictors, Pontypridd and Tonypandy. Aucfcieiiser's Telephone Nos. 39 and 39x, Tonypandy P.O. 5113 MESSRS. J. M. BERRY & SONS' SALES Clydach Vale, Rhondda Valley. IMPORTANT SALE OF DWELLING- HOUSES IN SEPARATE LOTS, TO SUIT WORKMEN. Messrs. J. M. Berry & Sons (MR. H. SEYMOUR BERRY, A.A.I.) HAVE been favoured with instructions from the Cambrian Collieries, Ltd., to Sell by Public Auction, at the NEW INN HOTEL, Olydach Vale, on WED- NESDAY, December 8th, 1909, at Three pTm., and the following day, if necessary), the following VALUABLE Leasehold Properties, Namely: — LOTS 1 to 51.—All those Dwelling- houses and Premises known as Nos. 13 to 32, Nos. 61 and 62, and Nos. 63 to 95, all Marian Street, Clydach. Vale, pro- ducing rentals of kl3 13s. LOTS 52 to 101.-All those Dwelling- houses and Premises known as Nos. 5 to 16, Nos. 17 and 18. and Nos. 19 to 54, all Moreton Terrace., Clydach Vale, now producing j313 13s. per annum each. All the above Premises are held under an under-lease for a term of 99 years, less 3 days, from the 1st May, 1874, will be sold subject to the appor- tioned annual ground rent of 14s. each house. LOTS 102 to 151.—All those Dwelling- houses and Premises known as Nos. 1 to 50, Cwm Clydach, Clydach Vale, now producing JE13 per annum each. The above Premises are held for a term of 37 years from the 1st July, sub- ject to the total annual ground rent of £ 40, which will be apportioned between the 50 houses. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers' Offices, 30, Victoria Street, Merthyr Tydfil, or to Messrs. DOWNING & HANCOCK, 5150 Solicitors, Cardiff. Llwynypia, Rhondda Valley. IMPORTANT SALE OF A DESIRABLE VILLA RESIDENCE. Messrs. J. M Berry & Sons (MR. H. SEYMOUR BERRY, A.A.I.) HAVE received instructions to Sell by Public Auction, at the NEW INN HOTEL, Clydach Vale, on WEDNESDAY, December 8th, 1909, at 3 p.m., the fol- lowing Leasehold Residence, Namely: — All that Dwelling-house and Premises, known as No. 23, Berw Road, Llwynypia, now in the occupation of Mr. John Shepherd, at a rental of £ 32 10s. per annum. These Premises are held for a term of 99 years from the 24th June, 1900, subject to the annual ground rent of E4 10s. 8d. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers' Offices, 30, Victoria Street, Merthyr Tydfil, or to Messrs. GRIFFITHS & THOMAS, 5152 Solicitors, Merthyr Tydfil. PUBLIC NOTICES, The Judge's Hall, Trealaw. THE Management Committee of the _L. above Institution invite applicatians for the position of CARETAKER thereof. The Caretaker will be required to keep the Institution in a thorough state of cleanliness, to attend to the heating apparatus, and the lighting of the build- ing. to look after the Billiard Room, Reading Room and Library, and gene- rally to take care of the building and discharge such duties as the Committee may from time to time determine. Applicants must be married, and will be required to reside in the immediate vicinity of the Hall. The Committee will provide all utensils and materials necessary for the proper discharge by the Caretaker of his duties. Salary, £2 10s. per week. The Committee will only take into con- sideration applications which are made in response to this advertisement, and all applications for the position which have been made previous to the date of this advertisement will NOT be considered by the Committee. The Committee also invite applications for the position of SECRETARY. The Secretary will be required to attend the Committee Meetings, record the Minutes thereof, conduct the Correspondence con- nected with the Hall, and to make arrangements for the letting of same, and to keep the Accounts relating to the Insti- tution. The commencing Salary for this position will be zelo per annum. Applications for both the above posi- tions must be sent in to the undersigned on or before the 11th December, 1909. Dated this 30th, day of November, 1909. W. P. NICHOLAS, Chairman of the Committee. The Garth, Trealaw. 5148 Private Street Works Act, 1892 IN THE MATTER of the PRIVATE STREET WORKS resolved to be exe- cuted by the RHONDDA URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL in certain Streets known as Clark Street, Cardiff Street and Cardiff Place, situate at Treorchy, in the District of the said Council. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction sitting at the Police Court, Ystrad, in the County of Glamorgan, has appointed Monday, the 20th day of December, 1909, at 10 o'clock a.m., at the Police Court, Ystrad, aforesaid, for the purpose of hearing and determining the matter of all objections made to the carrying out of the above-mentioned works by the said Council. 5132 Clerk of the said Council. W. P. NICHOLAS, Dated this 27th day of November, 1909. Private Street Works Act, 1892 IN THE MATTER of the PRIVATE STREET WORKS resolved to be exe- cuted by the RHONDDA URBAN DIS- TRICT COUNCIL in certain Streets known as Arfryn and Gwernllwytt Ter- races and Union Place, situate at Tylorstown, in the District of the said Council. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Court of Summary Jurisdiction sitting at the Police Court, Porth, in the County of Glamorgan, has appointed Thursday, the 23rd day of December, 1909, at 10 o'clock a.m., at the Police Court, Porth, aforesaid, for the purpose of hearing and determining the matter of all objections made to the carrying out of the above-mentioned works by the said i Council. Dated this 27th day of November 1909. Dated this 27th day of November 1909. W. P. NICHOLAS, I 5133 Clerk of the said Council. j PRIZE DRAWING for Llwynypia Am- bulance Brigade is POSTPONED till December 2], 1909. Winning Numbers will appear in issue for December 25th. T. Morris, Secretary. cl07 I, JOHN WHITE, of 111 Dinas Road, Dinas hereby give notice that I will not be re- sponsible for any debt or debts contracted by my wife Elizabeth Maud White after this date.—Signed, JOHN WHITE. Witness, John Richard Pugh. Nov. 30, 1909. cl05 WINING NUMBERS of Drawing for W William Jones, Tonypandy:—5359 5745, 5910, 474, 5750, 4286, 397, 4310, 2743, 5052, 2846, 4224 3000, 2873, 5124, 2882, 4771, 3921, 1107; 5043, 537, 3794, 4612, 3810, 4S30, 5373, 2847, 5169, 5369, 5759, 5387, 5832, 5984, 4714, 2737, 5402, 5143, 3886, 5826, 5740. 5421, 3925, 2893, 5981, 4297, 5850. 4685, 579Y, 5914, 5985, 896, 4317, 5833, 3174. 5726, 2806, 2817, 5133, 5809, 5817, 1674, 3933, 1677, 429, 5858, B. R. Davies, Sec. cl06 Pontypridd Uuion. TO BUILDERS AIT- OTHERS. THE Guardians of the above TJr.ion invite Tenders for the Construction of Foundation Works and of a Wooden Paling at the rear of premises in Court House Street, Pontypridd. Specification and Plan can be seen at my Office between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tenders marked Foundation Works" to be in my hands by 10 o'clock on Wednesday, the 15th day of December, 1909. WILLIAM SPIOKETT, Clerk to the Guardians. Union Ifficee, Pontypridd, 1st December, 1909. 5151 C. BECHSTEIN, By Special Appointment to Their Majesties the King and Queen, H. M. the late Queen Victoria, H.M. the Emperor of Germany, H.M. the Czar of Russia, H.M. the King of Italy, H.M. the King of Spain, &c., &c. MY SOLE AND EXLCUSIVE AGENTS FOR CARDIFF AND DISTRICT ARE R. J. HEATH & SONS Who are also Sole Agents for BROADWOOD, BLUTHNER, STECK, SCHIEDMAYER NEUMEYER, WALDEMAR, THE ORCHESTRELLE COMPANY'S PIANOLA-PIANOS & ORCHESTRELLES, &c., &c. GRAMOPHONES AND ACCESSORIES. 70, Taff Street, Pontypridd, 76, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF, PENARTH, AND PORT TALBOT, Nat. Tel.: Cardiff 2199; Pontypridd 21. 1500 Your Eyes Bread-Winners! NO matter what your occupation may be, everything depends on your sight. Without good, keen sight, you cannot hope to hold your own in these days of keen Competition. It is an age of the survival of the fittest; the weakest (those with weak sight) go under. Are your eyes right? Can you work for hours without fatigue or discomfort? Can you see as well as you ought ? If not, have them put right. Call and be fitted with a pair of specially adapted glasses which give strength and vigour to even the weakest eyes. -+-O-+- Note Only Address— EMRYS RICHARDS Chemist & Optician, The Dunraven Pharmacy, TONYPANDY (lower end). The Chemist nearest the Trealaw Bridge. 3111 Scholastic Book Depot. J. H. DYER, LATE MANAGER FOR THE SCHOLASTIC TRADING COMPANY (CARDIFF) DY B00X3 from 6d. each LEDGERS from „ OFFICE FILES from 1/- „ INKSTANDS from 6d. „ Black Boards and Easels, Books for Prizes, Reference and Readers of all ages. Discount 3d. in the 1/- off Books not Nett. I3ark mall JSuildings, n 95, Queen St., CARDIFF. Orders by post receive personal attention. "Trech Giv/a d nag Argiwydd." EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS, DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
A Call to Arms. The die is cast. The gage is thrown down. Joyfully and eagerly we take up the challenge. We fight to a finish. For the most sordid reasons the Lords have impudently usurped the function of the King and ruthlessly trampled on the Lights of the people. Why have they ventured on a course so revolutionary P
9lre alfou eertain THAT YOUR Eyes are as good as they should beP W If you strain your Eyes you may injure them irreparably. We can I Test your Sight thoroughly, and will only recommend Glasses if they I are necessary. WO rn DV I CQ Mr The Qualified Sight- • is • W IWI ,%JP., testing Specialist, 16, High Street, Arcade, CARDIFF. And 15, Union Street, Swansea. (Between High Street and Qt. John's Square.)
Porth Shop Assistants' Annual Converzatione. The Porth shop assistants held their annual social and dance on Thursday evening last at the St. Paul's School-, room, when close upon 150 ladies and gentlemen sat down to a fine spread, catered for by Mr. T. 0. Tims, Porth. After a musical entertainment, during which songs were contributed by Miss Blodwen Thomas, of Ferndale, Mr. H. Parker, and others, all retired to the dancing room." Dancing commenced at 5 o'clock, and but for a brief interval for refreshments, continued till midnight. The non-dancers participated in games of various kinds. The M.O.'s for the dancing were Messrs. J. Evans and W. Davies (of Dunn's); while the M.C.'s for the games were Messrs. M. H. Parker and Jack Shelby. The accompanist was Mr. Charlie Jones. The secretarial duties were, performed by Messrs. W. H. Wells and D. J. Rogers.
Pontypridd Bankruptcy Court. At the Pontypridd Bankruptcy Court, held on Tuesday last, before Mr. Regis- trar Spickett, Mr. Ellis Owen (the Official Receiver) conducted the examinations.
Handicapped by Money lender's. David Evans, confectioner and ostler, Wern Street, Clydach Vale, had liabili- ties of £180 and deficiency of £150 48. lid. He said his wife carried on the business before he married her, and she owed 9200. He had borrowed money on three occasions from moneyle.nders, and these had handicapped him greatly. The examination was closed.
Started Business with £ 5. David Roberts, boot merchant and repairer, of Mardy and Ferndale, had a deficiency of zC250 lis., his liabilities being R387 19s. 8d. He started business with a capital of £ 5. and later took over a business at Mardy for £ 400. In 1906, he made a composition with his creditors and paid E120. Examination closed.
Composition Refused. In the case of Job Hoskins. green- grocer and collier, Wattstowiij the exami- nation was adjourned. The debtor said he started business with £ 20, and his deficiency was returned at £ 223 lOs. 9d. A year ago, debtor offered a composition of 2s. 6d. in the zE, but the creditors re- quired an offer of 6s., which he could not make.
Cycle Dealer's Faiiure. Want of capital was the assigned cause of the failure of William Austin Blenkin- sop, cycle dealer, Ystrad, who had a defi- ciency of P.202 14s. 4d. Debtor said that he had invented a coupler for bicycles which had not been profitable, though he spent about £100 in advertising it. The unsettled state of the coal trade, together with the spoiling of the roads by the tramways, had tended to prevent young men buying cycles. The examination was adjourned. The debtor in the above case, who was adjudged bankrupt on 3rd November last, eight creditors having obtained judgment against him. commenced busi- ness as a cycle dealer at 95, William St., Ystrad, in March, 1904, where he traded as the Rhondda Cycle Works" on a capital of zC70, being the balance of a sum of money left him by his mother. For the last three years he had also traded as The Minto Coupling Com- pany," and during the past twelve months had a branch shop at 32, Llewellyn St., Pentre. In 1907, he invented and patented a coupler for joining cycles, oil the letters patent of which, together with the plant and machinery, he. executed an absolute bill of sale in consideration of idet 1 a debt of £100 said to be owing to his brother. In October last, his whole stock- in-trade was sold under a distress warrant for rent.
Maesteg Lecture.—A very interesting lecture was delivered at Tabor (C.M.) Chapel on the 25th ult. by Mr. Thomas James, of Porthcawl, entitled Sermons and Preachers I have heard." The meeting, which was largely attended, was held in connection with the Mutual Improvement Society. The various specimens of Welsh preaching submitted by the lecturer caused considerable amusement. At the close, a hearty vote of thanks was given to the lecturer. Obituary.—On Friday last, the mortal remains of Mr. John Rees, of Garth Road, Maesteg, were laid to rest at Llangynwyd Churchyard. The deceased, who was 70 years of age, had been a resident of the town for over 45 years, and worked for many years at the Garth Colliery, where he was held in high esteem by his fellow- workmen. He leaves a widow and several grown-up children. Town Hall.—On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the musical comedy farce, entitled Taffy was a, Welshman," was staged. Mr. Tom Jones, the popular Welsh comedian, who acted as "Taffy," immediately secured the attention of the delighted audience. He was supported by an excellent company. Parade.—On Saturday afternoon last, the Reehabites Society of Maesteg and district turned out in procession, headed by the Caerau Temperance Band. A very successful procession was organised. In the evening, a social and entertainment followed, which was held in Penuel Vestry. The chair was taken by Mr. John Evans, Garth. Addresses were given by Mr. Meth Jones, the past Chief Ruler of West Glamorgan Reehabites; and Alderman E. S. Phillips, Neath. Songs and recitations were given by Messrs. J. J. James, Willie Llewellyn and David John. Many members were ga. rolled at the close of the meeting.. Anniversary Services.—The anniversary services were held at Zion (E.B.) Church on Sunday last, the 28th ult., when the Rev. W. Ingli James, of Barry, officiated. The services were continued on Monday evening. The collections throughout were for the church builamg fund. Lantern Lecture.—On Thursday even- ing, the 25th ult., a very edifying lantern lecture was given in the New Parish 1-1a11.. Office [Road, by the Rev. John Jones (vicar), entitled In Canada," which was well attended. The lantern was manipulated by the Rev. Gwilym Roberts. Variety Concert.—A variety concert was given at Morgan's Hall, Caerau, on Friday evening the 26th ult., in con- nection with the Caerau Institute Billiard Club. The following artistes took part in the evening's proceedings :—Soprano, Miss S. A. Morris, Nantyffylion tenor, Mr. Isaac Morris, Caerau: Mr. Dai Davies, Merthyr champion siffleur; come- dian, Mr. Jack Barron. Cardiff. The chair was taken bv Mr. A. J. Hicks, D.C., who presided over a large and attentive audi- ence. The accompanist for the evening was Mr. D. Davies. Merthyr. Lecture.—A very successful lantern lec- ture was given at Morgan's Hall, Caerau, on Monday evening last by the Rev. Geo. Neighbour, who exhibited 50 excellent slides on the subject. The Problem of Poverty." The lecture was very well attended.
To save their pockets. They selfishly J desire to tax the people's food in order to relieve their land from paying its just toll. Even this does not nlumb the depth of their meanness. They fraudulently pretend in doing this that they are only seeking to ascertain the wishes of the people. This is cant and humbug and will deceive no one. By their fruits ye shall know them. These lordly parasites shall know them. These lordly parasites who, for the last fifty years, have never thrown out a Tory measure, but obsequiously carried out the orders of obsequiously carried out the orders of Tory Cabinets, who have either destroyed or mutilated almost every Liberal Bill submitted to them and pose as the people's saviours. It is too ludicrous for words to describe. Listen to what Mr. Joseph Chamberlain said of them in the early eighties: — "During the last hundred years the House of Lords has never contributed one iota to popular liberties or popu- "lar freedom, or done anything to advance the common weal; and during that time it has protected every abuse (i and sheltered every privilege. The Chronicles of the House of Lords are one long record of concessions delayed until they have lost their grace, of rights denied until extorted from their fears. For more than half a century we have meekly submitted to be baffled and trampled on by a hand- ful of hereditary legislators, who do not legislate but who only impede legislation." Have the Lords changed since 1884, when this trenchant and unanswerable indict- ment was hurled at them? What is their recent record? In 1900 the Tories secured a, majority on the distinct plea that they should be allowed to finish the war in South Africa, and pledged them- selves not to undertake any social reforms of a controversial nature. Without any mandate the Tories passed a Licensing Bill which transformed an annual license into a freehold, putting millions into the pockets of the brewers. The House of Lords meekly acquiesced. In 1902, also without a mandate, the Tories passed a Bill dealing with Education, which placed the power in the hands of the priest but made the people pay. The Lords more than eagerly agreed to this new and strange principle. Not a word was men- tioned by them of any desire to consult the people. In 1906. the scene changes the Liberal and Labour Parliamentary representatives constituted the largest majority which ever sat in the British House of Commons. They were returned pledged to deal with Licensing and Edu- cation. Bills on the lines of their elec- tion pledges were sent to the House of Lords. The Education Bill was so mutilated that it ceased to be recognised by the authors, and was destroyed; the Licensing Bill was contemptuously re- jected. Now these same Lords, forsooth, express their willingness to pass the Budget, but they must first know the wishes of the people on it. When the Tories are in power, the Lords are willing tools of that party. When the Liberals are in power, the Lords act as an oppo- sition to every proposal for the emanci- pation of the people. Who are these peers who arrogate to themselves the right to thwart the people's will? One in five, at least, sits in the House of Lords by virtue of birth, while the claims of many such are based on the sale of honour of the mothers of their forefathers, or on none too creditable services of many of their ancestors. The rewards for these services have placed them and their children as perpetual parasites on the people's bounty in addi- tion, they now claim the right to crush the aspirations of the very people who have tolerated them too long. Since the time of Pym, in 1640, the Commons have successfully maintained their right to control the public purse, and have as successfully resisted any en- croachment on their prerogative. This is a great heritage, handed down to us bv our forefathers. It is a privilege that we. in the twentieth century, should value most highly, to be called upon to defend the people's rights. We dare not hesitate. Our children and our children's children, in the years that are to come, would read with shame the history of a base betrayal, if we do not speedily avenge the insult of these arrogant usurpers of our rights and privileges. We have no fear of the result so far as the A-otes which will be cast against the Lords in the ballot boxes at the next election. Our only fear is that their value may be destroyed by being divided. We believe, at the. present time, no less than seventy constituencies are being wooed by both a Liberal and a Labour candidate. If this state of affairs con- tinues to the end? we may see in each of these constituencies, as in Bermondsey, a. majority of the votes cast against the Lords and in favour of Free Trade, while an enemy of the people and a food taxer is sent to St. Stephens to misrepresent the people. It is not in this manner that our forefathers won the freedom we pos- sess. In face of a common foe our forces must be united. There must be a give- and-take policy. Liberals must vote for Labour and Labour for Liberals. To fail in the fight on account of factions would be lamentable. It would mean a six years' rule of Toryism. What would either Labour or Liberalism gain by such a suicidal policy. Destroy the power of the Lords and you prepare the way of progress both for Liberalism and for Labour. United we stand. Bear and forbear.