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Open for Engagements, for Operas, Oratorios, Concerts, Banquets, etc. Lessons given in Voice Production and Singing Terms Moderate. Address-13, Excelsior Buildings, Tonypandy 103 CHURCH AND CHAPEL ORGANS BUILT ON THE LATEST SYSTEMS, Tracker, Pneumatic, and Electro-Pneumatic, with per eet repetition, answering all requirements of. the mos- fastidious players. Detached Keyboards a Speciality. TUNING, REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS, e c., etc. Wm. H. HARMSTON, Organ Builder Nat. Tel. 91. PONTYPRIDD. 4815 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 The South Wales Correspondence School. YOUR attention is invited to Modern treatment of Scientific subjects, as well as English, Welsh, French and German. Students prepared for various examinations- Matriculation, University, Locals, and Scholarships, Science, Art, Civil Service and Colliery Managers. Our Correspondence courses will be found excellent value, Special reduced fees for a short period only. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATION, June 1910. Try our Correspondence course for Three Months in either ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, ELEMEN- TARY, SCIENCE AND WELSH. Apply, giving full particulars, to the Secretary—S.W. CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL, Pentre. 072 PIANOS FOR SALE. A17 10s. Od. Fine Walnut Piano, Best Action and Iron Frame, as new, fully warranted for ten years. Terms arranged. Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth. .,Io los. Springfield Organ in Solid Walnut; Two Sets -P of Reeds, 10 Stops, Knee Swells, and all the latest improvements, as New and fully warranted for Ten Years, terms arranged. Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth. 427 Cash, a Waddington Gold Medal Overstrung' Piano, Full Metal Frame, real Ivory Keys and Solid Walnuf Case. This Instrument is only Shop Soiled and a Work of Art, Tone Superb, terms arranged. Wadding- ton & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth. jM 6s. Cash, Walnut Piano by good maker, suit Learner; also Harmonium 2 Guineas, and one 4 Guinsas. You are invited to write for our Illustrated Catalogues of Pianos and Organs, a call to inspect our Instruments assolicited before purchasing elsewhere to Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings, Porth, or City Road, Cardiff The Noted Farrand Organs are a Spec- iality. Write or call for our Illustrated Catalogues to Waddington & Sons, Post Office Buildings Porth, or City Road, Cardiff. M83 MISCELLANEOUS W— ALLPAPERS from Ud. per rolL Any quantity, large or small. Wholesale Prices. Stock exceeds 250,000 rolls-all classes. Write for patterns, stating class required. (Dept. 108.) Barnett Wallpaper Co., Ltd., Knott Mill, Manchester. c133j57 TEAGUELINE Herbs.—Wonderful Medi- Jt. eine thousands of testimonials from grateful sufferers as to relief obtained for Indigestion, Constipation, Headache, Back- ache, Liver. 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Agents-for Tonypandy: Emrys Richards, The Danraven Pharmacy. Pentre: David George, Ohemist. B975/41 SAFEST, cheapest and best to gain health and strength are Cuipeper's O.K. Remedial Herbs, specially pre- pared for stomach and kidney troubles. Three 6d. packets for Is.-Fed Williams, Herbalist, Treorchv. Agents wanted. < S021 t. ADVICE F R E E for Stamp.—Mrs J"L Stewart, Lady Specialist.—Address 9. Guinea-street, Bristol. cl22/39 MONEY. mHE OLD-ESTABLISHED PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to lend immense sums daily, from P.10 to k;5,000, 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 MANAGER, MR. STANLEY DOWDING, 1. QUKKN SQUARK. BRISTOL. GASH Accommodation £ 20 to £ 1000. Interest 2/6 in the £ for agreed period. W. Jackson, 80, Mansell Street, Swansea. C137/45 MOST MONEY LEN,T. £ BEST PRICES^ GIVEN any artkle of value, at lowest interest in the distrfct, Note our only Address- H. CARDASH, Jeweller Pawnbroker & Clothier, 37, Danraven Street, TONYPANDY (Opposite Library). Safes for Storage of Valuables. Special con- tracts strictly confidential. Great Redemption of Pledges weekly. All sold below cost. 048 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 strengthens the Hair. In tins 4jd. and 9d., postage Id. George W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agents, Emrys Richards, Chemist, Coedymeibion, Tonypandy; D. E. Davies, Chemist, Treorchy W. R. Williams, Chemist, Medical Hall, Tylorstown; J, P Lewis Chemist, Medical Hall, Ynyshir. c81/ SHOP SUN BLINDS. We make a Speciality of Shop Sun Blinds. The cheapest house in Wales. Prices on application. IF P. DYMOND & Co. 26, Wyndham Arcade, CARDIFF. Nat. Tel. 1900. 065 SHOP SUN BLINDS. We are the only makers in South Wales who devote ENTIRK attention to the above class of blinds. Prices on Application. J.MASON &i CO., Crown Blind Works, Wyeverne Road, CARDIFF. Nat. Tel. 4571. 067 SUN BLENDS, TENTS- Before ordering, Shopkeepers should write for Samples and Prices to the Manufacturers, MORGAN & RICHARDSON, Ltd., 20, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Nat. Tel. 326. Telegrams: Tarpaulins, Cardiff '098 Football Season 1910. For Quality and price go o the Popular Rhondda Coupon Photographers Distance no object. All kinds of Photography undertaken HARRISON & EVANS, Lower Tonypandy ENTRANCE—Through O. S. EVANS', Ironmonger, and at Eleanor Street. 484 MOSES THOMAS ccountantant, Certified Bailiff and Insurance Agent. Of Maesyrhaf. TYLORSTOWN, ALSO ATTENDS AT The Glamorgan Restaurant, Penygraig Is prepared to Collect Rents at a low Commission. Distance no object, Tel. No. 14 National, Ferndale, F YOU WISH TO ENJOY YOUR Roller Skating YOU MUST HAVE The Best Skaties AT SAM WILTSHIRE'S Sports Depot, TREORCHY, BV* You can obtain the RIGHT SKATES at the RIGHT PRICE. Rinks supplied at Manufacturers' Prices. What I Still Suftering P Why don't you go to JAMES' 42, Charles St., Cardiff, and learn the benefits to be derived from taking Radiant Heat, Turkish and Electric Baths. They are the best and most convenient baths in South Wales. Open daily for ladies and gentlemen. 064 EMIGRATION. CANADIAN- PACIFIC DIRECT SERVICE FROM GREAT BRITAIN TO &. THROUGH CANADA BY MAGNIFICENT "EMPRESS" STEAMERS AND COMFORTABLE EXPRESS TRAINS. SPECIAL CARE TAKEN OF WOMEN to CHILDREN EMIGRANTS FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY Canadian Pacific Railway, 18, St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol, or local agents everywhere. 041 EISTEDDFODAU, &c. PRELIMINARY NOTICE!! A CHAlR ElSlEDDFOD Held at MAESTEG, Tuesday, August 2nd. CHIEF CHORAL-lat, Z',O; 2nd, £ -20. SECOND. CHORAL— £ 20. Male Voice, £ 2(1; 2nd. C5. AGGREGATE PRIZES NEARLY £ 2u0. Programmes shortly. Secretary—15, Brynmawr place, Maesteg. 104 34th ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD WILL BE HELD ON Good Friday, March 25, 1910, AT Salem, Baptist Chapel LLANTWIT VARDRE. President-HOPKIN MORGAN, Esq., Pontypridd. Conductor—Rev. T. RICHARDS, Llantwit Vardre. Adjudicators: Music—GRIFFITH DAVIES, Esq., L.T.S.O., Dinas. Literature—Rev. R. S. ROGERS, B.A., Mountain Ash. CHIEF CHORAL-" Mol-A,ch,r Arglwydd (J. Hnghes) (Praise ye the Lord), prize jE8, and Gold Medal given by Messrs. C. H. Fiooks, Jeweller, Pontypridd, to successful Conductor, and 10/- to each unsuccessful Conductor. MALE VOICE-" Oomradea in Arms," to a Party not under 30 in number, prize CS and Medal to Con- ductor. OW Substantial Prizes for Solos, &c. Programmes and particulars, Id., per post 1d., to be obtained from the Secretaries- JNO. HUGHES, Tonteg, Llantwit Vardre. 025 JANES HUGHES Holfv Bush, Llantwit Vardre BETHANIA, PORTH. The Third Chair Eisteddfod Will be held in connection with the above Church at the Palace, Porth, Easter Tuesday, March 29, 1910 Chief Items. MALE VOICE-" Martyrs of the Arena."—(De Rille) £15. Also 2 Guineas for the best Quartette, and a baton to successful Conductor. MIXED VOICES-" Ar Ian Iorddonen Ddofn.(Gabriel) LIO. And a valuable Umbrella to successful Con- ductor. JUVENILE CHOIRS—Own Selection, X5. And a baton to successful Conductor. CHAMPION SOLO-Own Selection, £3 3s. POETRY (see programme)—A valuable Chair and a prize of Rl Is. Duett, 41 5s. Solos (Vocal and Instrumental) and Reci- tations, 21s. each. Novice Solos, 10s. 6d. each. Welsh Recitation, 10s. 6d. Englyn, Essays, etc. GRAND CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMES. Programmes Id. each, by post Hd. For further particu lars apply to Sees.-W. H. John, 62, Birchgrove, Porth 5211 A. H. Aubrey. 30, Lewis-terrace. Porth BARGOED SMS? Eisteddfod Will be held on EASTER TUESDAY, MARCH 29th, 1910. PRINCIPAL EVENTS ;e a d Male Voice—'Lead, Kindly Light' (C. Morrelia James) 25 0 0 Mixed Choirs—' How Great is Thy Goodness (Edwin Jones) 15 0 0 Juvenile Choirs-'Onward (D. Jones, A.C., Bargoed) 6 0 0 Awdl (Ode), £2 2s. and a Valuable Chair Traethawd, £ 2 Ambulance. E5; Quartette, ze2 2s.; Duet, 30/ Solos and Pianoforte Solos, Al Is. each. Poetry Recitations, Musical Compositions, etc., etc. Full particulars, 'see Programmes, Id. each, by post lid. May be obtained from the Secretaries- W. WILLIAMS, 5. West-st., Bargoed. 047 E. W. JONES. 40, Greenfield-st., „ CWMAMAN, ABERDARE Whit-Tuesday Cottage Hospital JESISTEDDFQD 1910. MALE VOICE-H Reaper's Chorus," (D, Jenkins). £ 20 and £ 10. MIXED CHOIRS-" Efe a Dduw," (T. Price) £20. JUVENILE CHOIRS-" The Shepherd (H. Walford Davies), £ 7 and £ 3. BOYS' CHOIRS— £ 3 and £1. ACTION SONG— £ 3 and £1. BRASS BANDS-Class B. "Robin Hood," £ 16. AMBULANCE—6J guineas. Also very substantial prizes for Instrumental and Vocal Solos, Penillion Singing, Poetry, Essays, Recitations. Adjudicators—Dr. David Thomas, M.A., Music; Rev. V. Jones, Poetry, Literature. Programmes-2..Id. post free, from the Secre- tary, A. W. Humphreys, Godreaman, Aber- dare. Assistant Secretary-Mr. Handel Harris, Co-operative Stores, Cwmaman. 068 GRAND HALL, ABERAFON. CYNELIR Eisteddfod Cadeiriol PORT TALBOT ac ABERAFON, yn y lie uehod Dydd Sadwrn, Mawrth 26, 1910 Llywydd (President)- T. Jeremiah Williams, Ysw., Maesgwerncn Hall. Prif Ddarn (Chief Choral for Mixed Voices), 0 Father Whose Almighty Power," 420 a Baton i'r Arweinydd Buddugol. Cor Plant (Juvenile Choirs), "Storm the Fort of Sin," £ 5 a Medal Hardd i'r Arweinydd Buddugol. Unawdau (Solos), £1 Is. Pryddest, Y Groglith," £ 2 2s. a Chadair Hardd. Barddoniaeth, Adroddiadau, Cyfieithiadau, Prize Bags, &c. Rhagleni (Programmes) 2d., Post Free 2|d., i'w cael gan 1 yr Ysgrifenyddion (Secretaries)- Messrs. W. J. Samuel, Gwalia House, Courtland Place, Port Talbot; and T. Williams, 1, Oakwood Street, Port Talbot. 079 LLANHARRAN EISTEDDFOD Whit-Tuesday, May 17, 1910. Chief Events, MALE VOICE—"Lead, Kindly Light" (Morella C. James) prize £ 20. MIXED CHORAL—" Gently comes the breath of Even- ing (Isalaw), prize £ 15. JUVENILE CHORAL-" Twelve by the Clock" (C. H. Lloyd), prize 465. ACTION SONG-Own Selection, prize £2. Solos. jBt Is. Od- each. Programmes ljd. post free from Secretary, J. THOMAS, Argoed Edwin, Llanharan. 080 TENDERS. Pontypridd Union. TO MEWS PROPRIETORS & OTHERS. THE Guardians of the above Union JL invite Tenders for the ensuing 12 months for providing Conveyances for the removal of persons to Bridgend Asylum. A Schedule of the Districts to be tendered for may be seen at my Office on or before the 16th March next. Iv Tenderers may quote an alternative price for conveyance either bv Closed Carriage or by Motor Car. Tenders to be received by me on or before the 23rd March, marked Convey- ance to Asylums.5' WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk. Pontypridd, 16th February, 1910. 093 PUBLIC NOTICES. Rhondda Urban District Council. SHOP HOURS ACT, 1904. YNYSHIR, TREHAFOD, PORTH AND CYMMER DISTRICTS. BUTCHERS, BOOT & SHOE DEALERS, CLOTHIERS, GENTS' MERCERS, FUR- NITURE DEALERS, IRONMONGERS, GROCERS, DRAPERS. AND MUSICAL DEALERS. WHEREAS the Rhondda Urban Dis. W trict Council are satisfied on repre- sentations made to them that a prima facie case has been made out for making a Closing Order, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is the intention of the Council to make an Order fixing the hours set out below as the hours at which throughout the portions of the Urban Area known as Ynyshir, Trehafod, Porth and Cymmer, all shops in which the trades of Butchers, Boot and Shoe Dealers, Clothiers, Gents' Mercers, Furniture Dealers, Ironmongers, Gi'ocers, Drapers, and Musical Dealers are carried on shall be closed, viz.: — Butchers' Shops:—Mondays, from 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m.; Thursdays, from 4 p.m.; Fridays, from 9 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 11 p.m. Boot and Shoe Dealers', Clothiers', Gents' Mercers', Furniture Dealers', Ironmongers', Grocers', Drapers', and Musical Dealers' Shops: —Mondays, and Fridays, from 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m.; Thurs- days, from 1 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 11 p.m. Any person may make objections to the making of the Order or Suggestions as to its provisions in a written Statement addressed to the Clerk of the Council before the expiration of 4 weeks from the date hereof, i.e., before the 18th day of March, 1910. On the expiration of the said period the .Council will take into consideration the objections or suggestions received and decide as to proceeding further with the Order. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, during the said period, the occupier of any, shop to be affected by the Order may, on presenting himself at the Offices of the Council at Pentre between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any day except Saturday, and on Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., verify that his name, address and trade are duly registered in the Register of Shops. Dated this 18th day of February, 1910. W. P. NICHOLAS, 092 Clerk of the Council. Rhondda Urban District. PRIVATE STREET WORKS ACT, 1892. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council, -,held in the Council Chamber at Pentre, on the 11th day of February, 1910, the Surveyor submitted to the Council:- (a) Specifications of Private Street Works, with Plans and Sections; (b) Estimates of the probable expenses of the Works; and (c) Provisional Apportionments of the estimated expenses among the Premises liable to be charged therewith; com- prising the particulars prescribed in Part I. of the Schedule to the Private Street Works. Act, 1892, as respects Volunteer Street and Robert Street, situate at P'entre, within the District of the said Council. And it was resolved That the said Specification, Plans, Sections, Estimates, and Provisional Apportionments be and the same are hereby approved." NOTICE is hereby further given that the approved Specifications, Plans, Sec- tions, Estimates, and Provisional Appor- tionments (or copies thereof certified by the Surveyor) will be kept deposited at the Offices of the said Council, situate in Llewellyn Street, Pentre, and be open during the office hours thereat to inspec- tion by the owners of the premises shewn as liable to be charged in the Provisional Apportionments for a period of One llonth from the 19th day of February, 1910, being the date of the first publi- cation of this Notice, during which period any person or persons affected thereby may, in pursuance of Section Seven of the said Act, by written notice served on the Council object to the proposals on any of the grounds in such Section speci- fied. Dated this 19th day of February, 1910. W. P. NICHOLAS, 074 Clerk to the Council. WINNING Numbers of the Little Beaton Art Drawing," Abercynon :— 2445, i486, 2402,1172,1599, 1174, 1197, 1443, 1442, 2279, 2562, 242, 2256, 1156, 799, 1464, 1486, 3046, 1671, 1485, 1641, 125, 2232, 789, 2565, 2434, 2372, 3091. SALES BY AUCTION. MR. WILLIAM MORGANS SALES. Trealaw, Rhondda Valley. ATTRACTIVE SALE OF WELL- SITUATED LEASEHOLD DWELLING- HOUSES AND PREMISES. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN has received instructions to Sell by Public Auction, at the MISKIN HOTEL, Tre- alaw, on WEDNESDAY, March 2nd, 1910, at 7.30 p.m. precisely, subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be read, cue undermentioned Leasehold Properties Viz. LOT 1.—All that Messuage or Dwelling- house,; known as No. 17, Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw, in the County of Gla morgan, now let to Mr. T. J. Evans, at a rental of 2Os. per lunar month. LOT 2.—All that Messuage or Dwelling- house, known as No. 18, Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw, aforesaid, now let to Mr. John Sugar, at a rental of 22s. per lunar month. The above Lots 1 and 2 are held under a. Lease for a term of 99 years from 2nd August, 1876, at a Yearly Ground Rent of Pl 16s. 2d., which will be apportioned equally between the Lots. LOT 3.—All that Messuage or Dwelling- house, known as No. 31, Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw, aforesaid, now let to Mr. George Besant, at a rental of 22s. per lunar month. LOT 4.—All that Messuage or Dwelling- house, known as No. 32, Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw, aforesaid, now let to Mr. Octavius Roberts, at a rental of 22s. per lunar month, The above Lots 3 and 4 are held under a Lease for a term of 99 years from the 2nd February, 1876, at a Yearly Ground Rent of L2 14s. 4d.. which will he apportioned equally between the Lots. LOT 5.-411 that Messuage or Dwelling- house, known as No. 240, Greenfield Ter- race, Cemetery Road, Trealaw, in the County of Glamorgan, now let to Mr. Draisy, at a rental of £ 1 4s. per lunar month, and held by virtue of a Lease for a term of 99 years from 2nd August, 1894, at a Ground Rental of £1 6s. per annum. The Auctioneer respectfully invites attention to this Sale, the Property being situate on the side of the main road, and in one of the best positions, and will always command good Tenants. ,I For further particulars apply to tht Auctioneer at his Offices, Lloyds Bank Chambers, Tonypandy; and as to Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, to Messrs. W. R. DAVIES & CO., Solicitors, and as to Lot 5 to Messrs. MORGAN, BRUCE, NICHOLAS, & JAMES, all of Pontypridd. 076 MESSRS. HOWARD & EVANS' SALE. In Bankruptcy re Thomas John Lloyd. Grocer, 25, Gelli Road, Gelli, Ystrlid. SALE OF GROCERY AND UTENSILS. MESSRS. HOWARD and EVANS are JHn instructed by the Official Receiver in Bankrupty to Sell by Auction at the above address on TUESDAY, March 1st, 1910, the whole of the Grocery and Utensils belonging to the above estate, comprising the usual varieties of a Grocers' stock of goods. including quantities of tinned goods, essence of meat, pickles, &c,, &e. The utensils com- prise provision scales and weights, sack machine and weights, hand truck, &c. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock noon, Auctioneers' Offices 89, Taff Street, Pontypridd. 102 "Trech GwiacS nag Arglwydd." EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS, DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy.
EDITORIAL NOTES. The recent storm which has been raging lately lias made serious havoc in many parts of the country. Happily, in the Rhondda, we have escaped from the awe- some devastation which has brought die- may, sorrow and loss to other parts of the country. In flat countries the sea had its victims, and we may, in the Rhondda, be thankful for our mountains in giving ms a sheltering background to the ferocity of the tempests. It has, however, interfered1 with our trade. Ships, are delayed in their going and coming to
PEARL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, Limited, LONDON BRIDGE, E.C. Summary of ANNUAL REPORT for the Year ending December 31st, 1909. In presenting the accounts for the year, the Directors bsive pleasure in calling attention to the fact that a very satisfactory advance in the business of the Com- pany has again been recorded. The increase in the income is less than last year in consequence of 53 weeks returns being included in the accounts for 1908. It is very gratifying to be able to show that during the last five years the income of the Company has increased by nearly 50 while the assets are practically doubled. INCOME. ASSETS. 1904 £ 1,382,368 1904 £ 2,428,414 1900 £ 1,998,692 1909 £ 4,830,708 A Valuation of the business as at December 31st last has been submitted to the Company's Consulting Actuary, R. M. Moore, Esq., who reports a. surplus of £ 413,253 after providing for all liabilities. INCOME. The Total Income for the year amounted to £ 1,998,692,7s. 9d., being an increase of £ 96,176 Is. 7d. over that of the previous year. This includes E349,771 9s. 9d. income in the Ordinary Branch, which is C30,888 lis. lid. greater than the pre- vious year. The number of Policies issued during the year in this Branch was 15,512. assuring the sum of £ 1,301,455 Os. Od., and producing a New Annual Pre- mium Income of 256 081 19s. lid. CLAIMS. The Company has paid 88,838 Life Claims, Grants, and Matured Endowments during the year, amounting with Bonuses, to zC6742814 14s. 2d., which added to the sums previously paid in claims since the establishment of the Company, make a total of E7,073,814 8s. 4d. ACCUMULATED FUNDS. The Total Funds, with Capital paid up, now amount to £ 4,830,708 19s. Od., show- ing an increase for the year of £ 533,682 2s. 8d. By Order, JAMES ROLL, Chairman. Wanted, additional representatives in all districts. To good business men liberal terms and certain success.—Apply to the District Superintendents: W. BO WEN, 3, Ystrad Road, Pentre, Rhondda; W. T. JOHNSON, 1, Arcade Offices, Pontypridd; J. EVERSON, New Villas, North Street. Ferndale. Or Assistant Superintendents: D. WILLIAMS, 2, New Upper Dumfries St., Treherbert; W. J. WINSTON, 32, Hughes Street, Penygraig; 096 T. LEWIS, 10, Old Street, Tonypandy. I
the ports, and the tale is repeated in the collieries by stoppage of wagons. With all this we are yet under clouds which hang over the Conciliatiwri meetings in Cardiff. Here, again, we are not with- out hope that events will pan out for peace and good understanding. It is always hopeful prophecy ttat comes from Mr. D. A. Thomas, a itm of extra- ordinary foresight in commercial fore- casts. When he bids us hope for a happy issue in the coalfield, we view the future with restfulness. We have read with dismay a, question asked by a writer, Why should not the roller-skate be turned from mere amuse- ment into the commercial service of the streets? It goes on to that we have already enlisted the bicycle and the motor car with increase of speed, and at least, in the case of the motor, a saving of space. We certainly Ixaoe that such a, new fashion will not come into vogne. The bicycle has been regulated to keep pit the side paths and pavemenfts, and if the roller-skater will be. allowed to hurricane on the pavement—for the road cannot be contemplated, particularly in our very narrow streets aad on crowded evenings—we emphatically shall object to the roller-skater to hustle Hi- in the towns. He may do as he likes on the country roads, but even roller-skating, we imagine, will not be too blissful a commercial ex- perience to the skater. He has yet to learn how he is going to negotiate the door steps when the houses are on the hillside, and all sorts of awkward situa- tions will present themselves. If some such suggestion were put in. operation in the flat towns and level streets, we can imagine even then that the dodging of the skater will have to develop into a very fine art. The writer must have been indeed very hard pressed for "copy" who dilated upon the conversion of an amusement into a commercial nooelwity. And it is not good to convert what is pleasurable excitement into- an every-day duty routine. We want more of the stern idea that work is work, and play is play. It is always dangerous to. sugar a duty. It tends to make us lax in the pre-* dominant factor of life. Let the skating rinks go on by all means fbr those who have no other outlet for their super- abundant physical energy. It is good as a phase of physical exercise, but any work which is in open air affords amply for the virtues which are supposed to be promoted by recreations. Whether legislation or common--sense, or both acting in concert, the fact remains that there is a, growing sobriety among the people. Drinking is lessening as other forms of rational amusement are multiplying. It is well known in London that Lyons and A.B.C. and other tea and coffee houses have increased enormously, and it is patent to the. most. casual observer that the habits of the people in the matter of drink is undergoing a very healthy change. We have no means of testing figures in the Rhondda, but those. of us who knew it in the pioneering days, and the scandal of its Saturday nights of debauch and revelry, must come to the conclusion that the Rhondda. is morally improving. We are quite ready to admit that there is yet great space. in front for reform before the ideal is realised. Reduction and limitation of licensee are unquestionably strong factOrs of reform, and concurrent with this the creation of counter-attractions. In Durham City, for instance, it has been demonstrated that the opening of a place of amusement has accounted for the reduction of drunken- ness, and the decrease has coincided with the opening of such a place. In Crewe. as another illustration of reduction of licenses, only 97 cases were tried, as against 253 five years ago. No wonder the Chairman of the Bench commented on the extraordinary character of the figures. The population had gone up and drinking had decreased. It was a striking fact that the majority of people con- victed of drunkenness were men in receipt of the lowest wages. These facts, says the Sunday School Chronicle," prove that the reduction of licenses and the provision of counter-attractions do diminish drunkenness, and they also show that the long temperance campaiga, now reinforced by the best medical science and better education, are telling upon the habits of the people. The progress of the Medical Inspection in the Schools, though' tardy, still is surely in the direction of amelioration. We await the Rhondda Medical Officer's report upon the condition and state of the children with interest. Beforehand we know that the teeth and eyes and hearing of a large number of children are anything but satisfactory. Very recently the Education Committee's Medical Officer made a second visit in order to see that the defects reported on the first visit, and which were notified at the time to the parents, were attended to. In case of many children, it is sad to think that the remedies suggested were not carried out. In some cases, such as securing spectacles for the little ones, they were not procured because of the poverty of the parents, and when there was an organic defect, owing to the ex- pense and difficulty of going to Cardiff to consult a specialist. Although a begin- ning has been made in the Rhondda, there is a very great deal to be done before parents recognise as they should their responsibility for the cleanliness and health of their children. The percentage of defects is far too much as it is, but when parents neglect to attend to them, it is still more deplorable. It is well known that a large number of the girls examined were afflicted with the loath- some pediculosis. This is a very genteel name, but in homely language it means dirty heads. It is a scandalous condition of things that we have mothers who allow this. Many, indeed most of these girls, will have to enter into some form of domestic service, either for themselves or for others, and what sort of domestics will they make, if they are not brought up with better notions of personal cleanli- ness than this? There is no reason why any child should get pediculosis if a systematic and sustained effort were made to exterminate the pest. But too many working mothers seem to regard it as inevitable indeed, we have heard of some who even hold that it is I I healthy," I The sooner thev can be disabused of these erroneous ideas, and taught that a dirty head is a personal disgrace, the better for themselves and their offspring also. They should be made to practise cleanliness rigidly. While every child is compelled to attend a public school, the least that the public can do is to guarantee that clean children shall be safe from con- tamination.