Are Yon Losing Your Hair? you large, bare places on thehead ? Do you suffer from any inconvenience what- soeverin this respect? If so, consult ROBERT LANE, Do you suffer from any inconvenience what- soeverin this respect? PATCHE If so, consult ROBERT LANE, SpedaIist for the Treatment of the Hair. Consultations Daily, 10 to 6. Other hours by appointment. Postal Communica- tions receive prompt attention. ROBERT LANE, HAIR AND TOILET SPECIALIST, 3, Duke Street, CARDIFF.
IT TOUCHES THE TICKLE TRY IT I I The First Dose Gives Immediate Relief It Soothes and Heals. People:Nvlio" have tried it say this of RICHARDS KURAKOLD A never-failing remedy for Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Diffi- culty of Breathing, and all Affections of the Throat, Chest, and Lungs. If you are HOARSE it will clear your voic in a few hours. Specially recommended to those exposed to the inclemency of the weather. In Bottles 1/- and 2/6. JOHN W. RICHARDS, M.P.S, Dispensing Chemist & Optician, (From Squire's, London, His Majesty's Chetiii Pandy Square,TONYPANDY 4987
WILSON'S Auction .Rooms, near Empire, Tony pandy For GREAT BARGAINS in Cork Linoleum, Furniture of Every Description, Bedding, Beds, etc. Tons of China, Marble Clocks and Bronzes. Sales lightly by Auction at 6 o'clock.
Welsh Topics. Fairy TaleSi Welsh Fairy Book. The Welsh Fairy Back." By W. Jenkyn l'homas. xiv. x 312 pp. Second impression. Illustrated. T. Fisher Unwin, London. 6s. This is the first attempt to present Welsh fairy tales in a collected form. Hitherto, they have been found scattered among old manuscripts, books and maga- zines. There are many yet which have never been set. to paper either by pen or print, but are to be found scattered broadcast among that vast amount of un- written folklore which may still be found in the recesses of our hills and dales. It is not our purpose to make a digression of fairy tales in general, but we firmly. believe in their utility in awakening the imagination, all generat- ing a feeling of tenderness and chivalry, and in aiding the child to make mental comparisons. They are a part of every nation's life, being more prevalent when a people in that stage of development when every element of nature becomes a living thing. All nations have fairy tales and all love them, though a few pedants may be found, here and there, who cry against them. The forefathers of the English had their Sagas. There are the Eddas, the tales of Beowulf and the old romances. The Arabs had their "Arabian Nights." In classic times the Romans had their "fabulee" or fable, the Greeks had their myths," and the purpose of the right class of tales is to teach beauty and wisdom, the love of truth, the love of the good, and the love of the highest. The author appears to have set out on a commendable and well premeditated plan of presenting the Welsh child with a series of folk-tales which should appeal very strongly to all the sensibilities and imaginations peculiar to child-life. There is in them an appealing tenderness and directness of simplicity that they uncon- sciously arouse the feelings which are strongest in child-life; love and fear, pity and ruthfulness, right and wrong, and reward and punishment. The tales are related with a warmth of feeling. There is nothing repelling or offending; there are no ogres and giants; they are stripped of all monstrosity, and we are not asked to read stories portraying hideousness and ugliness. The 'Welsb. fairies, generally; as pic- tured in this happy selection, are naturally kind. They are also just, visit- ing iniquity on the wrongdoers, and heap- ing rewards on those who wish to do good to humanity. For instance, Those who gave the fairies an ungracious wel- come were subject to bad luck during the rest of their lives; but those who were good to the little folk who visited them ii disguise received substantial favours from them." And again, "The fairies, evidently displeased with the evil use to which their gift had been put, must have taken it away in the night." In the first tale, one of great fascination we read, She told them that their mission on earth was to relieve the pain and misery of mankind. Profiting by their mother s instruction they became the most skilfml physicians in the land." +i i6 T??ve Passages are quoted to show the healthy nature of the work There is no moralising, but the stories are told m a plain unvarnished manner. Though Sree from the conclusion or lesson found in old-fashioned books, one feels in pursuing this work that our moral senses are easily awakened, that pain follows evil, that pleasure follows good, that "envy burns itself (the title of one of the stories), and every punishment must be justly administered. Now and then are excellent passages illustrative of happiness, bravery, truthfulness and generosity, and a deep love of Nature. The selection is a wise and comprehen- sive one; they are spread, too, over a wide isajige of history. Some take us far back into Iberic days and the struggles between the early inhabitants of this island; some, like "Arthur in the Cave," tell us of the hopes of the Cymric nation in the Middle Ages; some tell of the charms and gifts, and utensils and dress of the various classes of fairies—-whether of land or water, river or sea, mountain or cave; some tell ue how their deeds were known to the dyn hysbys or i. dyn cynil," and how he could undo their charms; and others tell us or the customs, religion and myths of bygone clays. To sum up the work of' the author. He has displayed great sense and judgment his comprehensive selection; he has been true to the Welsh spirit, and has us with a series of tales charae- fetio for their warmth of feeling and mo^ess, and free from any offending and hideousnese.. beautifitii on is a verv 'fine one. It is There 'll Panted in a good bold type. Willie pa„ °ne hundred illustrations by letter de.S"y- Tlie and a happy fifnJLare striking, and there is consistent with ^^ined £ th a fine spirit ot the snhWt As illustrative of Zct ttw are admirable. The ^thy. erS *S m0S^' Pra^se" sho^|jU]^ ^iaver a wide and ready deliJu+Rr;h°<>1. l)e ln, library of every „&nted with1 7 ^ov or girl would be So eYeral new. such a book as a present. & tlux ?Cj £ a are being promised Pool r? ^ation"^06 of The Brython," f«l At has ait Paper issued at Liver- GerSS durin»a& '^Wished many use- lnt ac past year, namely, JSau*, a Chaniadau Ereill,"
JL«e& us xxiablxe You. HXaijppsr* ————— SPECIAL NOTICE I 33. FJr, The cheapest complete Ilous ire in the Rhondda. If yon are going to be married do not stait with half a home (the other half never comes). Let us make your first" little home" complete. A delight from the first minute you enter it Do what is the wisest plan. Give us a call and we will furnish you with the best and most substantial articles at a cost, on cash or credit, strictest privacy A large number of second hand pianos in stock, by the best makers. Also, Jewellery tiid clotliiii, &(. If cill drop us a card, and our representative will call upon "you. A present to be given ix> every purchaser of our lucky Gold Wedding Kings. Note the address -B. CARDASH (next door but one to the Dnnraven Hotel), 99, DunPitven St., Tonypandy. 5127
Stabbing Affray at Ystrad Distressing Sequel, to Brothers Quarrel. A quarrel between two Gelli brothers resulted in one being stabbed by a pen- knife, and the other is in custody charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. It appears that early on Tuesday morn- ing Wm. Morris, collier, living at Tyisha Road, Ystrad, was at supper, when his wife inquired whether he had called on a woman acquaintance at Gelli that even- ing. He replied No," and is stated to have said in a joke that she was in the backyard. In going into the yard, Mrs. Morris discovered her husband's brother, and the latter, it appears got annoyed, and entering the house he accused his brother of having sent his wife to look for him, but this was stoutly denied. An alter- cation, however, ensued, and prisoner, it is alleged, in his temper, rushed out of the house and smashed the windows. A fierce struggle took place between the. men in the backyard, during which Thomas is alleged to have taken out his penknife and struck blows at his brother, stabbing him in several places. Mrs. Morris attempted to separate them, and was herself, so it is alleged, stabbed twice in the fleshy part of the arm. Wm. Morris was found in a pool of blood, while a bloodstained penknife and a cap were found on the floor. The police at Gelli were acquainted with what had occurred, and after a lengthy search they came across prisoner on the mountain side near Wyndham Street, Gelli. He was drenched with rain, and was conveyed to the police station at Ton-Pentre. Dr. Thomas, Pentre, attended the in- jured man, and put 15 stitches intp four serious wounds upon the forehead, neck, groin, and breast. Wm. Morris lies in a precarious condition. Prisoner is a native of New Quay, Cardigan.
Prisoner at the Police Court- Thomas Morris, the prisoner, was brought up at Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday charged with unlawfully stabbing his brother. William Morris, with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Defen- dant's left eye was greatly discoloured. Mrs. Morris, sister-in-law of prisoner, who had her arm bandaged, detailed how she went out to the backyard and found prisoner, who later entered the house and accused her husband of sending witness to the backyard. An altercation ensued, and when prisoner advanced as if to strike her husband, witness pushed him outside and locked the door. Prisoner then smashed the window, and her husband went outside, a struggle ensued in the dark, and her husband fell to the ground. She assisted him up and felt that his clothes were wet. Another struggle took place, and witness again went between the, brothers, When she carried her husband into the house he was covered with blood, and blood was flowing from his head and chest as if coming from a tap. He had sustained severe stabs. P.S. Baker spoke to seeing the injured man bleeding and of endeavouring to staunch the hemorrhage prior to the arrival of Dr. Costello. Witness found the bloodstained penknife (produced) in the backyard, and also a cap. Later, witness arrested prisoner in a field. He was capless, and witness told him that he had nearly finished his brother. Witness added that when charged, pri- soner replied I had been drinking. I don't remember anything about it. He also declared the knife used m the affray t0Deputp Chief Constable Cole said there wa* another charge aganist prisoner of wounding his sister-in-law. and applied ^°PHsonei,aI was thereupon remanded in custody until Monday, when he Mill be brought up at Ystrad.
Don't tink de world's consarn d bout you YcMve got er holler, sonny De man dat runs de biggest shout Cite closest to de money
Rhondea Pupi Teachc •»» The annual re-union of old students of the Rliondda Pupil Teachers' Ceiitre was held on Thursday last at the Porth 1-liglier Elementary School. Th-re was a very good attendance—over 120 teachers and students being present—and every- one spent a most enjoyable evening. Dr. Chalke commenced the proceedings with a short speech of welcome. He pointed out the. different conditions under which they now worked in the new buildings, as compared with the old days. He also spoke of the success of several old students who had recently made their mark in the world—mention being made of Mr. Edmund O. Lewis, D.So. (London), Dr. Abel Jones (Inspector of Schools), and Mr. Edmund R. Thomas. B.A. (First Class Honours in, French). Dr. Chalke stated that he was proud to recall the fact that for seven years Mr. Edgar R. Jones. M.A., the selected Radical" candi- date for Merthyr, had been a loyal col- league of his as a member of the staff at the Porth P.T. Centre. A short M usical entertainment followed the oening speech, items being contributed ty the following:—Mr. W. L. Howells (violin solo), Mr. T. Lewis (penillion on the members of the staff), Ladies' Choir (con- ducted by Mr. T. Lewis, B.Sc.), Mr. B. Nicholas (humorous recitation), and Miss H. Griffiths (solo). The remainder of the evening was devoted to whist, games and dancing. Mr. R. Rowlands, Ystrad, was the accompanist, and Mr. Cyril Jenkins ably fulfilled the duties of M.C. Supper and refreshments were supplied by the well-known caterer, Mr. T. O. Tims, Porth.
Brick" of a Defendant. I A notable demonstration of th, spirit of Christmas was shown at Port], Police Court on Thursday. Two young colliers were summoned for fighting and were discharged. Later on, one. of the parties summoned the other for assault, the charge arising out of the fight in respect of which they had been discharged. The Stipendiary, addressing the com- plainant, said: You should have told me when you were on a few minr.tes ago that you had a. case against the other man. You had better withdraw it now." Complainant: Well, it's hardly fair, seeing that I've had to pay 3s. 6d. for the summons. The Stipendiary: Very well, it is for you to decide. Complainant: I'll withdraw it then. The defendant then approached com- plainant, and handed him half-a-crown towards the costs, and after saluting the Stipendiary, left the Court.
Fancy Dress Carnival at Treorchy A "Rinking" Success. The Treorchy Skating Rink was the scene on Wednesday evening last of a fancy dress carnival, promoted by the proprietors. There was a large number of competitors and spectators, Mr. Rawlinson (manager) adjudicated, and his decisions were received with applause. Cory Workmen's Band rendered appro- priate selections of music through, "t the evening, whilst Miss L. M. Coope (Bute) Street) catered for the inner man at the refreshment stall. The prize for t most picturesque dress was won by Miss Nancy Novello Nicholas (Bute. Street, Treorchy), who was attired in a costume of mauve and white satin trimmed with gold- representative of Lady Charles of the year 1830. Miss Nicholas received a large and valuable silver toilet set, whilst a special prize of a pair of ska tes was awarded Miss Gertie Jones (Co-operative Society, Treorchy). For the most original dress Mr. John James Jones (Treorchy), who was attired in his own v-orkiiig clothes ready to go to his work at the Abei-gorchy Colliery after the carnival, took first prize. In Mr. Jones' right hand was an old colliery lamp, in his I jacket pockets were his dinner hox and tea can, whilst across his left shoulder was flung a somewhat used shovel. Attached somehow ingeniously to his back was a curling box," on which was chalked the figures 1710." Miss Piele (daughter of Mr. J. Piele, M.E.) won the prize for the most original dress in the ladies' competition. For the mo4 effec- tive. dress in the gentlemen's competition Mr. James Butson (Ynyswen), i ',to was attired as a Moor was awarch rl finst prize (a whisky stand). Mr. Edd > Lewis (Abergorchy Offices), who donned i white nightgown, with a doll in each hand and a card bearing the legend, A Sleepless Night," on his back, was deemed the most comically dressed gentleman, and received a clock and pair of vast s. The musical chair competition was undoubtedly the I best during the evening. ,ind the prize was awarded to Miss Jones. of the Bailey's Hotel, Pentre, out of 70 com- ipetitors.
-): -C66 -"i't'" PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. I Owing to THE GREA T SUCCESS Which has attended my efforts in the past, I have been obliged to secure LARGER PREMISES for the Extension I OF MY GROWING BUSINESS. I I HAVE NOW SECURED Expert Water Reading 1 j Commodious New Premises AD 1 No 50 TYLACELYN ROAD Herbal Medicine PENYGRAIG, F|H CONSULTATIONS FREE. Which will be OPENED JL ON JANYAPY 10th, 1910, ■■ My PRESENT ADDRESS IS- I Where I hope to have a continuance of HBHEra >|| SHEHDH 42, TYLACELYN ROAD, your confidence which I have enjoyed J amongst you for the past 5 years. PELNYGf&AlGm Jltlr. H. S. HAIGH, The Peny-iaV Herbalist. Principal-H. S. HAIGH, The Penygraig Herbalist, ExB/m Tl-.e Largest Stock of Herb Roots, Berries, and Barks, in South Wales. HenryThomsoiv&C^ o" LD., ISI1 OLJIRI!K Wim/ilI:IT /( r ^vmSKY1 ,.c.. mll¡trtaS L-mJ 11 wm rjr it has come to our knowledge that certain evil dispos'd Jt/ 7T P ? persons, for the sake of extra gain, have from time to i time passed off inferior spirit, and sold it as "Thomson's Irish Whisky." whlk such persons that we are making strenuous efforts to stop ■ k t f such practices, and are determin'd to prosecute whenever j\ frgg y and wherever we can obtain sufficient evidence of such V are cautioned that our whisky is known as Henry V sw Thomson & Co.'s Old Irish Whisky," and is sold with the u'j! familiar red and green label with our signature on the « capsule, and that our trade mark is on label, cork and capsule. r: 1 Given under our hand this 20th day of November, 1909. | f HENRY THOMSON & CO. I Of Newry, Ireland. j \< -,) Agent-Mr. JOHN M. HALLINAN, Salt wood, Cathedral Road, Cardiff. yiip Thousands of Pounds ■ are thrown away jk TP LJ every Year by Furniture Buyers (young couples ImwK 1 1 H v very often, who can ill afford to lose money) because they deal with the wrong firms! If FURNISHING you think of furnishing your home I The I R.F.C. I are JH* in a position to SAVE YOU POUNDS! Opposite Being ACTUAL MANUFACTUBERb they Taff St. (PenuoiChapoi)) PONTYPRIDD supply Goods STRAIGHT from the FACTORY 1 (See name More entering). t0 the HOME-charging Wholesale Prices- doing away with all intermediate profits-and offering Value such as ordinary Furnishing Also at Homes cannot appreach. High Street, Bargoed, Church Street, Abertillery. Call and view their Superb Stock! 1 M- Cash or Easy Payments to suit Headquarters s — 42, City Road, Roath, Cardiff, ■ each individual Customer 1 I
,-v. by Machreth; "Cofiant y Parch. O. R. Owen," Codisr Hwyl," and Llythyrau a Barddoniaeth Goronwy Owen." It pro- mises three new volumes this week, "0 For i Fynydd, a Chaniadau Ereill," by Elphin; "Y Drws Agored," by R. H. Jones; and" Ceinion Ilhuddfryn." It has also in the press the followings works —" A Key and Guide to the Welsh Lan- guage or a Welsh-English Dictionary and Grammar combined, based on the Welsh Bible," by Pedr Hir; and Ymchwil am y Goleuni," by D. lt Jones.