Ton-Pentre Police Court. Monday.Before the Stipendiary (Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas), Mr. T. P. Jenkins, Alderman Richard Lewis, Alderman AVin. Morgan, Messrs. J. D. Williams, Trios. Thomas, R. S. Griffiths, and Enoch Da vies. ALLEGATIONS AGAINST POLICE. Henry Cardash, furniture dealer, Tony- pandy, was summoned for causing obstruc- tion. P.O. Henry said that at 2.55 p.m. on February 9th he saw a large quantity or furniture outside defendant's shop in Dunraven Street, Tonypandy. Witness drew defendant's attention to the obstruc- tion, and defendant admitted it was too 3>ad. P.O. Fuller gave corroborative evidence, and said that this was the worst shop for obstruction in Dunraven Street, Tony- lxndy. Defendant's manager, who was present, "vigorously denied the charge, and de- clared that the proceedings were in- stigated by spite. Mr. T. P. Jenkins: Don't say that. The police are very indulgent; in fact, they, have been too indulgent to people in your position. A fine of 30s., including costs, was imposed. MORE POLICE BAITING. John George, collier, Cwmparc, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, I assaulting the police, and doing damage ,to a police uniform. P.O. Fudge said that at 11.15 on Satur- day evening last he saw prisoner anci another man in Park Road, Cwmparc. Prisoner, who was drunk, came on to witness and challenged him to fight. Wit- ness and others advised him to go home, but he refused. After remaining there for about twenty minutes, witness pro- ceeded to take prisoner into custody, when the latter struck him in the chest. 'Witness closed with him and both fell to the ground. While on the ground, wit- ness was kicked on the arm by someone in the crowd, rendering that limb use- less for some time. After regaining their feet. prisoner* again struck witness on the head, dashing his helmet some distance away. He was also struck on the nose, causing blood to flow. Witness appealed to someone in the crowd to proceed to the Treorchy Police Station for assist- ance A young man who started off to do so was threatened by several persons. Prisoner continued his violence, and tore several buttons and did other damage to witness' uniform to the extent of 2s. Gd. A young man who volunteered to assist witness was shaken off by prisoner, and was later set upon by two persons. Even- tually, with the assistance of P.C. Case, prisoner was conveyed to Treorchy Police P.C. Case said that prisoner acted like a. madman all the way to the police I station. n Stipendiary remarked that he was sorry to find that cases of assaults on the "Police were on the increase in the dis- ^rict. Not only were these assaults com- mitted by persons who were apprehended, ) also by the crowd who attempted to lr%eue them from the hands of the police. He 'hoped this increase was only tem- porarily and he would like to impress On the public that they were rendering tphe worse service they could to prisoners behaving in this manner. Hitherto, jhey (the Bench) had not sent anybody ™ prison but if these offences con- tiivued, they would have to do so. J f Prisoner was fined 10s., or seven days, ■ *or being drunk and disorderly; £ 2 10s., I or a month, for assaulting P.C. Fudge; and 10sb foj* the damage to the police uniform. A PUBLICAN'S WOES. John Jennings, labourer, Treorchy, was summoned for, being disorderly and defusing to quit the Lion Hotel, T'reorchy, ^ftd assaulting: Mr. and Mrs. Francis, the landlord and his wife. Thomas Francis (complainant) said that defendant came into the house on Satur- day evening, 19th ult. He started quarrel- ling with another man in the bar, and when witness interposed, he was told by defendant that he was very impertinent. Eventually, witness had to put him out, and whilst on the doorstep defendant threatened him, and witness sent for the police. Ten minutes later defendant returned, and witness again turned him out, and was struck by defendant. After a scuffle defendant went away. A quarter 1 of an hour afterwards witness saw a crowd in the passage, and on going there saw his wife in the arms of another man, having been struck by defendant. Corroborative evidence was given by Mrs. Francis and a barman. Defendant, on oath, admitted striking complainant in self-defence. The blow to Mrs. Francis was aimed at the bar- Han, who had previously struck him. The charge of assaulting Mrs. Francis w dismissed. A fine of 10s. for being disorderly and refusing to quit, and Pl for the assault upon complainant was im- posed. A LABOURER'S PROBLEM. Ilarriet Williams. Clydach Vale, was granted an order of a week against her husband, David Williams, agricul- tural labourer, Llangefni, Anglesea. It .w-ag stated in evidence that the parties Were married five years ago last Christ- inas, and with the exception of about tour months, complainant had been kept by her parents the whole of that period. Defendant, who at one time was employed ■as a repairer at Clydach Vale, is now employed by a farmer at a wage of 9s. per week. Mr. James Phillips appeared ,for the complainant, and Mr. T. Millward, Pentre, for the defendant. FOOLHARDY COLLIER. P -^orris Evans, collier, employed at the £ k (Oc?an) Colliery, Cwmparc, was -p^ged with failing to sprag his woVking !-i+:€e ju accordance with the Mines Regu- a|°*s. Middleton, manager, said that on February he found a piece of coal I^ein *n ^enSth without a single sprag Wn Placed against it. The coal over- ijwjp °n an. average to the extent of 29 fcairwV, Questioned by witness, defendant had VL coa* was very strong- Defendant I 6611 previously warned by the fire- | defendant was ordered to pay the costs. | j A BANKRUPT'S PETITION. 2, Ashgrove, Pentre, 108 to vary a maintenance order of week. It will be remembered that « nf86 Was adjourned a month ago for L tendering legal documents I ue Carmarthen Official Receiver as t to applicant's financial position. Mr. D. W. Jones, Pentre, appeared for the appli- cant, and Mr. Spickernell (Messrs. Spickett and Sons, Pontypridd) for the respon- S dent. Mr. Jones said that applicant's only assets was a sum of £ 1 12s. per fortnight benefit monies which he received from two clubs at Treorchy. Applicant was at one time the owner of the Black Lion Hotel, Llandovery, but this and four cot- tages were now in the hands of the Official Receiver. Mr. Snickernell said that applicant had admitted having got rid of his property so that his wife could not claim anything. He had paid everybody else with the ex- ception of his wife. When the case was adjourned a month ago (continued Mr. Spickernell), the Bench directed the applicant to continue paying the order, but he had not paid a penny piece since. Mr. Jones said that applicant had to pay 12s. a week for board and lodgings to his brother, and in addition to that, he had incurred expenses in attending his examination before the Official Re- ceiver at Carmarthen. Applicant, in the box, said that he had not worked for four years. He was land- lord of the Black Lion Hotel, Llandovery, for some time, but since then he had become bankrupt. Cross-examined, applicant, denied having declared before the Official Receiver at Carmarthen that he did not intend pay- ing a penny towards his wife. Mr. Spickernell said that the wife was totally dependent upon friends. She was now living with her sister at Treorchy. Applicant: She has £ 40 worth of furni- ture with her now. I sold all mine to pay my debts. The order was reduced to 5s. a week. LEAD STEALING FROM NAVAL COLLIERY. A Penygraig lad was charged with stealing 72lbs. of lead, the property of the Cambrian Trust. Joseph Thomas and Wm. Clausing, marine store dealers, Pontypridd, were, also charged with receiving the lead. P.S. Marcombe said that on Saturday last, about 10 a.m., he saw the boy on the premises of the colliery near the engine-house, putting something in a sack and carrying it behind a heap of stones, and then going back to fetch another load. Thomas then came to where the boy.had put the lead, and helped to carry the loads away. Witness followed the defendants and saw them put the loads in a cart, which Clansing was in charge of. He searched the cart, and found that it was lead the defendants had taken. The boy said that Thomas and Clansing said they would give him 6d. if he fetched the lead from the colliery. Thomas said that they were driving the cart through a hack lane, gathering rags and bones and old iron, when the boy called after them and asked if they wanted any lead. Defendants gave hfm 3d. for it. The boy then told them to call as they were coming back, and he would sell them some more. Defendant told him he was not coming back that way, so the boy asked them to wait and he would fetch it. He then went somewhere to fetch the lead, and defendant thought lie was a long time, so he went to meet him. He met the boy down the lane, and asked him where he had the lead from. He replied that a man had given it to him. The boy, who had three previous con- victions against him, was ordered to re- ceive six strokes with the birch rod. Thomas was fined E2, or a month, and Clansing Ll, or fourteen days. THEFTS OF SLEEPERS. James Lewis and George Daniel, Tre- herbert, were charged with stealing six wooden sleepers, value 9s., from the Bute Colliery sidings, Treherbert. P.S. Brinson said that on the 23rd of February, from information received, he visited the yard of Lewis' house, and there found five wooden sleepers, and one in Daniel's yard. Defendants, when charged, admitted taking the sleepers. A nne of 10s. each was imposed. CWMPARC WOMAN'S "HABIT." David Humphreys, collier, Cwmparc, summoned Catherine Bowen, Cwmparc, for stealing a skirt value 4s. 6d. Complainant said that the, defendant was in the habit of calling at his house. At 3.30 p.m. on February 21st, the skirt produced was: hanging behind the door. About 8 p.m. the same day, defendant called for some brown paper. Complain- ant told her he had none, and asked her what she wanted it for, but she made no ,v reply. At 3 p.m. the next day, he noticed I the skirt was gone. Defendant, who bore a respectable appearance, pleaded guilty. P.O. Fudge gave evidence of arrest, and said that defendant had no parents, and went out to service, but never stayed in the same place more than two months. When out of a place she stayed with her sister. She was in the habit -of pilfering ) from different places in the neighbour- hood. Defendant was treated under the First Offenders' Act and was bound over. 'j TRESPASSING ON G.W.R. Harry Nibbett, Peter Cunningham, Thomas Evans, David Jones, Rd. Jenkins and Eleazer Fowler were summoned for trespassing on the Great Western Rail- way near Clydach Vale. Mr. Parsons, Cardiff, appeared for the Company. B. Meredith, relief man in the employ of the Company, said that he, in com- pany with P.O. Hawkins, was instructed to 'watch for treisipassers on the branch line between Penygraig and Clydach Vale Colliery. He saw all the defendants on the line near the Bush Houses. They all walked about a hundred yards oil the line. P.O. Hawkins corroborated. Evans, who was absent, was lined 10s., and the others 5s. each. James Tovey, Wm. Baker and John I Gordon were also charged with trespass- ing on the Great Western Railway near Clydach Vale. George Hines, relief man, said that he was watching for trespassers, and he saw Clydach Vale. ing on the Great Western Railway near Clydach Vale. George Hines, relief man, said that he was watching for trespassers, and he saw the three defendants. P.O. Thomas corroborated. A fine of 5s. each was imposed. Geo. Pane, Clydach Vale, was also fined 10s. for a, similar offence.
Pentre Vour Photograph in Five different positions for Sixpence, or Ten ways for ii-. Hundreds of People who say thav "take badly" have sampled these and have been so pleased with the results that they have ordered Cabinets and Enlargements. This is why we can make such an astonishing offer. Taken day or night at LESTER & Co.'s Studio, the well- known Coupon Photographers, 72, Llewellyn St rpp PENTRE. I OF-LICIOU SUSTAINING ¡s- it I. 9coNOMICA-L
Ratepayers' Meeting at Treocrhy The first annual meeting of the Tre- orchy Ratepayers' Association was held on Wednesday of last week at the Tre- orchv Boys' (Old) School, under the chair- manship of Mr. Geo. Edwards (butcher), who, in opening the meeting, explained the object as being that of considering1 the advisability of continuing the Asso- ciation, seeing that in the past tvs elve months the meetings were poorly at- tended. V -I iVIr. Roderick Morgan luruaruiau; sum an Association like theirs, if properly organised, would be of the greatest advan- tage to the ratepayers and community at large. They should take a deeper interest in it, as by it they would get a better representation on the District Council, and certainly greater benefit out of measures discussed at the various boards. He was strongly of opinion that the Asso- ciation was not alive to its duties. At the close, it was decided to con- tinue the Association, and invite rate- payers to attend meetings more regularly.
W. ARC H ER IgoidehretdbhsJI lite REG13TEHEP Fnrtimik oj Ont-Ounce Packet* Archer's Golden Returns • # M Parfeettea PlH MMk Onulnm»lii«uK MartWr T W-iS7i —■ ■ ■». niw» I^B—I "My child's head has been in a pitiful state. The head was covered with running sores and scab, most unclean and offensive, and causing much pa n. I tried many things for it, but to no good,1 until I used GOMER'S BALM," which in a very short time cured It completely, for which I arc. deeply grateful. I am telling everybody about it, and it is doing wonders."—J. E. Jenkins, Abertillery. GOMER'S BALM This magnificent specific for outward ust possesses most remarkable healing powers. It cures in a most miraculous way every affec- tion of the Skin. Flesh, Bone and Sinews. Every mother should keep this always in the house, as it is most useful and necessary for all kinds of accidents and ailments for children &c. There is nothing under the sun so effec- tual for Sores, Wounds, Ulcers I Scabs. Sores, Erysipelas, Cuts, Scabby Heads of Burns, Scalds, Excori- Children, Ring. ations, Callings .n I worm, Itch, Women and Children, Chapped Hands, Skin Rash, Bed Sores, Chilblains, Sore Boils, Gatherings, Eyes and Eyelids, Piles, Bunions, Corns, Scurvy, Bruises, Eczema, Skin Disease Rhumatic Joints and Limbs, Gout. HAVE YOU A BAD LEG? GOMER'S BALM will soon cure you. There is nothing like it. It is wonderful. WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY? Mr. Thomas Jones, Frankwell, Shrewsbury.—"GOMER'S BALM" has some extraordinary virtues, more so than any other remedy known. It cured my sores, skin rash and scab so rapidly arid effectually that I cannot but praise it to everyone I meet, as every- thing- I tried failed to do any good to me. Itcost me much before I tried your wonderful Balm." Mr. L. Butler, Darleston.My Mother had a bad leg for 15 years. The wound was as large as a saucer, and as deep. Everyone was surprised how she could live suffering the agony she did. Nothing did her any o-ood. I tried GOMER'S BALM." It eased the pain at once, and is healing her wound beautifully. She feels quite a new creature." Mr.J. H. Lloyd, Brongest, Newcastle Emlyn. My little child had eruption all over his face. I sent for a box of your" GONIER'S BALM." It very soon cured him. Our boy scalded his foot severely. "GOMER'S BALM" very soon cured him. Another child burnt his arm. The balm was applied, and in a few days it looked as well as the other. I cannot speak too highly of its efficacy, for it is really wonderful." TRY IT.-Ask for a Box of GOMER'S BALM," and see that the name is in full on each box, also the name JACOB HUGHES,' without which it is not Genuine. Don't be cheated. Take no other in its stead. Sold by Chemists and Stores at lil a box, or send value in stamps or P.O. to maker, JACOB HUGHES, M.P.S., L D s Manufacturing Chemist, Penarth, Cardiff. D. M. WILLIAMS, Accountant and Public Auditor, BRYN GELLI HOUSE, AXD WELLING TON CHAMBERS, 36, Dunraven Street, TONYPAXDY. Tradesmen's Accounts written up, Balanced, or Audited. Deeds of Arrangement, Mortgages and Transfers of Properties negotiated. Bankruptcy and Probate of Will Accounts Prepared. Insurance House and Estate Agent. Rent Collected. •2231 WEDDING and BIRTHDAY CAKES. Our Especial Speciality is Wed- ding and Birthday Cakes, and we have not the slightest hesitation in stating that we offer as good—if not better—value than any one in Pentre and District. Innumerable times we have received orders SOLELY through recom- mendations, and we find that wherever we are, once given a trial, recommendation orders invariably follow. I REMEMBER US WHEN YOU ARE WANTING WEDDING OR BIRTH- DAY CAKES. We have a varied and choice assortment. A. T. PRICE & Co., The Popular Restaurant, PENTRE. 48M M, gill BOON TO MOTHERS!! Mothers are Warned against giving their babies medecines which weaken their systems and stultify their growth. But don't try to stop their JPsaiiafral Cries by forcing them with food. Their cries indicate ailments which can be rapidly relieved and cured by Jones' Red Drops THE HEALTHFUL REMEDY FOR WIND, GRIPES, CONVULSIONS, and all kindred infantile complaints. OW One dose decfdes its unique value, ensures healthful babies, and enables Mothers to have quiet days and restful nights. Keep a. Bottle Handy. 1/1J per bottle To be had from the following Agents- Pontvpridd-all Chemists. Porth-all Chemists. Tonypandy—J. Davies, Chemist, Dunraven St I Tonypandy—Mr. Emrys Richards, Chemist Penygraig—Mr. Lloyd, Chemist. Penygraig-Mr. Lloyd, Chemist. Llwynypia—Mr. J. W. Richards, Chemist. Ystrad—Mr. David George, Chemist, Treorchy-Mr. Prothero, Chemist. Treorchy-Mr. Davies, Chemist. Ferndale-Mr. Burgess, Chemist. Tylorstown-Mr. Williams. Chemist., and from Chemists all over South Wales. If you fail to get it send 1/3 Stamps to the Proprietors for a bottle, post free. JONES & S0NS^aSh^suts;ne LLANIDLOES, MONT. 002 A Wavning to the Public. established 1845 EE SURE YOU iGET Thompson's BURDOCK PILLS AND REFUSE ALL SUBSTITUTES. BV* One of the oldest and best of Medicines, having been more than 60 year before the Public for purifyiag the foulest blood, and removing every disease of the Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Cures Scurvy and Scrofula, Sores, Eruptions of the Skin, and all diseases arising from an impure state of the Blood. Gouty and Rheumatic personswill find the greatest relief by their use. Sold by all Chemists at 1s. tjd and 2s 9d, or by Post direct from the Uf Burdock Pill Manufactory, 31, St. Helen's Rd., Swansea For 15 or 34 Stamps. Thompson's Electric Life Drops for the cure of Nervous Debility. The Electric Life Drops act so quickly on a weak and shattered constitution that health is speedlly- restored. In Bottles at Ss 6d, lis, and 22s, in cases of AM See the Name of the Sole Proprietors-M. A. THOMPSON & SON on Label. NAT. 'PHONE—67 PONTYPRIDD. TED POWIS, "So'Cf"1 26, Taff Street, PONTYPRIDD, Has a number of Second-hand Motor Cycles and Cycles FOR SALE. TWO MOTOR CARS FOR HIRE. (One Four-seater and One Five-seater including seat for Driver.) TERMS MODERATE. Grand Selection of Phonographs in Stock. Also a Speciality in Edison Machines. 5032 GEO. COUZENS & SONS, DESIGNS AND^ESTIMATES SHOP-FITTERS* Na^xTel- OW Modern Shop Fronts, Airtight Enclosures, Incised Facias, etc., etc. Brass and other Fittings to suit all Trade City Road Works, CARDIFF. BRISTOW, WADLEY & Co., (The Cardiff Wall-paper Supply), Wholesale and Retail Plate and Sheet Glass, Oil and Colour Merchants. Ask your Decorator for the Wyndham Pattern Book of Art Wall Papers. 5, 6, and 8, Mill Lane, CARDIFF. Ring up Nat. 'Phone 1517. 4771. Concerning YOUR EYES So Few Peope have eyes that are perfect, both for near and far vision, that everybody should have their sight tested accurately on the first symptoms of eye-strain. It is Gret Mist erke to put off visiting an Optician until the eyes, from sheer neglect, can no long do their work. Common Spect cie s chosen at random, can do considerable damage to tne eyesight; therefore, always visit a competent optician when you Seel the need of spectacles, when you will have your eyes tested by scientific methods. You Lose Nothing as no charge is made for testing the sight; and It glasses are not necessary you will be told so. Chidren's Eyes should always be examined if they are at all dull or backward in learning, as this is frequently due to difficulty in seeing, and many a child,apparently dull-witted, becomes quick and bright after being fitted with proper glasses. Prtioul r Attention is given to frame-fitting, so that the full benefit eac be derived from the lenses, which is impossible with ill-fitting frames. NOTE THE ADDRESS— EMRYS RICHARDS, Chemist and Optician, Dunraven Pharmacy, TONYPANDY (lower end, the First Chemist nearest the Trealaw Bridge). J. HUSSEY, | 38, St. Mary St., CARDIFF. LICENSED Shop and Stock Valuer STOCKS BOUGHT AND SOLO. WINIFRED OSMOND, et Cie, j Specialists and Makers of all kinds of BELTS, CORSETS. SPINAL SUPPORTS, &e. 80 Queen Street, and' 58, Westbourne Place, Corsets cleaned and renovated. All requisites kept in stock. 509 COAL MINERS. LESSONS BY POST. SYLLABUS FREE. THE UNIVERSAL MINING SCHOOL, (285), CARDIFF. c71 14 IT IS TIME TO TAKE; DAVIES Tic Mixture When you suffer from Tic, Neuralgia and Faceache TRY IT! t jth PER BOTTLE. Prepared and sold by f. DAVIES Pharmaceutical Chemist, FORTH. I Agent for Mid-Rhondda- JNO. DAVIES, Chemist 14, Dunraven St., TONYPANDY. 9495 HENRY DAVIES & SON, 23, Ynysgau, Ystrad-Rhondda, Complete UNDERTAKERS, FUNERAL FURNISHERS, AND POSTING MASTERS, Posting at Moderate Charges. Funerals completely furnished in the best style, and at reasonable charges. Proprietors of splendid glass-sided Hearse, Shellibere, &c. Mourning Coaches and every convenience in connection with Funerals kept on the premises. WEDDING COACHES, BRAKES. ac. P.O. Teleplone—19 Pentre.$4948 C. BECHSTEIN, By Special Appointment to Tiieir 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 S &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 PORI TALBOT Nat. Tel.: Cardiff 2199; Pontypridd 21 1500 Kit TAIN CURE FOR HARD AT SOFT CORNS PAINLESS AND HARMI SS. In Bottes, Price 1/- by POi- 1/1 from the Proprietors- D. MORGAN & Co. (Late J. Mundy), Chemist, 1, HIGH STREET CARDIFF., | ————— crv** dwv aiPb oVo dVb enrb avbdifb ltt ARTIFICIAL irEGS HI* Surgical Boots, Deformity Steels, Hands, Arms. ARTIFICIAL EYES from 7 6. W K CR TCHES, LEG IRONS. &c. M U Makers of the cjkp> HI; STEELLE8S EASIFIT' TRUSS, ■ LADY ATTENDANT. OJY» SP? Ladies' Abdominal and Surgical Belts, imfc Trusses Domen Belts and Belt Corsets, 9Z? Elastic Stockings, Knee Caps. "5> eJLp Back Supports and Shoulder Braces. CAO LIST FREE. REPAIRS. Nat. T«1-12S*2 i'Mf ALLEN PEARCE, K 23, Charles Street, Sgg (Off Queen Street), CARDIFF W ØØ-ØIE
Porth Police Court. Thursday.—before the Stipendiary (Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas), Mr. T. P. Jenkins and Dr. T. W. Parry. GAMING. IN PUBLIC-HOUSES. Jesse Martin, licensee of the Farmer's Arms, Tiehafod, was summoned for allowing gaming to be carried on on his premises. Mr. David Rees (Messrs. W. R. Davies and Co., Pontypridd) defended. Evidence was given by P.C. Moore, Ynyshir, to the effect that he kept watch in plain clothes; inside defendant's house on Februaryth, and saw several games of bagatelle being played, the losers in each case paying: for beer. The landlord was present (said witness) during part of the games, and. heard one: of the men challenge any man in the room to play for drink. After remaining there for some time, witness: went outside, and in- forming Inspector Williams of what he had seen, they returned together and spoke to defendant, who denied that any gaming took place on the premises. Defendant, on oath, said lie was very strict on gaming, and had taken every precaution on the. night in question to prevent anything of the kind being indulged in. The Stipendiary said the case had been made out, but it was not a bad one. He thought it should be made a rule that when games were allowed in public- houses, notices should be put up to pre- vent gambling. A fine of zCl and costs was imposed. COAL STEALING. John Griffiths, collier, Mardy, was sum- moned for stealing 351bs. of coal from the Mardy Colliery tip, the property of Messrs. D. Davis and Sons, Ltd. A fine of 15s. was imposed.
Comic Opera at Ferndale. Praiseworthy Performances of Dorothy." Three praiseworthy performances of the comedy opera, Dorothy," were given at the New Workmen's Hall, Ferndale, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings last by the Ferndale Operatic Society, under the conductorship of Mr. T. Rhys Davies (organist at Capel Wesley). The inhabitants on eacn evening gave their patronage in an unstinted manner, and demonstrated their appreciation of thej various items by vigorous applause. The choir, who went through their work credit- ably, were assisted by an efficient orches- tra, under the leadership of Mr. W. Davies, Ferndale. The accompaniments were ably played by Messrs. C. L. Jones and W. J. Evans, Ferndale. The follow- ing was the dramatis personse —Geoffrey Wilder (Squire Bantam's nephew), Mr. Lester Carey (late principal tenor George Edwardes' Companies and Stoll's Tour) Harry' Sherwood (a friend of Wilder), Mr. Rhys Morgans; ""Squire Bantam, Chanticleer Hall," Mr. Phil. D. Lewis; John Tuppitt, the Innkeeper," Mr. E. J. Rees; "Lurcher, Sheriff's Officer," Mr. Tom Daniels; II rrom Strutt," Mr. Noah Pulling; "The Vicar," Mr. D. J. Howells; Footman," Mr. L. Richards; Dorothy Bantam (Squire's daughter), Miss Moya Finucane (Cardiff Operatic Society and Welsh Pageant); Lydia Hawthorne" (Dorothy's cousin), Miss Sarah B. Thomas; "Phyllis Tuppitt" (John Tuppitt's daughter), Miss Cissie Powell; Mrs. Privett (friend of Squire Bantam), Miss Theodocia Pulling; and Lady Betty," Miss Maggie Evans. The performance was undoubtedly one of the finest ever given by a local choir in the district. The solos were sung with great effect, and the choruses were greeted with enthusiastic approval. The most conspicuous artistes were Mr. Lester Carey, who took his part with great C ,a credit, and who had a thorough know- ledge of the work alloted to him. He possesses a magnificent tenor voice, with which he fully captivated the large audi- ences. Miss Moya Finucane, who imper- sonated Dorothy," was, a great success, her acting and her excellent singing being far above, the average. The Lurcher," who was ably interpreted by Mr. Tom Daniels, was the greatest hit of the performances. He kept the audi- ence roaring with laughter. Miss S. B. Thomas did her part remarkably well with Miss Finucane. Mr. Rhys Morgan was also sood. while Miss Cissie Powell gave an excellent impersonation of Phyllis Tuppitt." She possesses a very fine contralto voice, and with careful training will make a for herself. Others who deserve mention ,re Mr. P. D. Lewis, Mr. Noah Pulling, Mr. E. J. Rees, Miss Theodocia, Pulling, and Miss Maggie Evans. Mr. D. J. Treharne was the worthy secretary, and spared no effort in making the event a success. Mr. Hugh Roberts, who manipulated the scenes, also deserves praise, as the scenic- effects added greatly to the charm of the per- formance. After the fall of the curtain, Mr. David Williams, in a few choice words, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Lester Carey and Miss Moya Finucane for their co-operation. Mr. Carey and Miss Finucane responded briefly. rseroie- dis- persing. Auld Lang Syne" and Hen Wlad fy Nhada,u" were sung by the audience.