• • TY VI J i T f V i I 93, TAFF-STREET, PONTYPRIDD. ..J pil EVANS & COUP AMY, f RESPECTFULLY BEG TO ANNOUNCE TH T THEY ARE NOW RECEIVING ■ LARGE PARCELS OF NEW GOODS FOR THE In mr SPRING AND SUMMER SEASONS An Early Inspection Solicited. I "1"1 > .t [) A Äiç L' & Aï:: J 1"" 'IA 1 ¥ COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, 35 & 38, Queen-street, CARDIFF, Hold immense Stocks of every requisite for completely furukbiog, at a short notice, houses of a; y size. TRAPNELL AND GAVE. ro i BEDS T E A D S, Over 50 deigns in >iz- to select from. The Bedste- itis. lull *-zewith two bras* rails, g-:d «;rn:«ner.ta:iwn. 13 Gd; aud tie }\Hd¡:e, a u-assiye bea-.tear) at 23s 6d ''re made specially for and can: ut be ojt'.uncd value in Cardiff- j ^"EIL A*'D G 1NE. FOK B E D D I N G A iarge ttock in specnl department of guarautet-d purity, F:J 1ze Wool Bed, Bolster, and two Pilllowf, s 6d. Full size Spring Mi;t-esses, I/s <5d each. Fi-ill si C, ize Feather Ued, 32s 6d. TRAP" £ LL~ & G A N, E. I FOR DINING AD DRAWING-ROOM SUITES A larger <:L. tion than any oilier firm, at prices ranging from £ 1 15s Od., to 40 guineas. a:&& & FOR BEDROOM SUITES, FEEDERS, HREIfciONS, LINOLi'UM, FLOORCLOTH, CARPETS, RUGS, CURTAINS. and every requisite for furnishing. All goods marked in Plain Figures, so that nn-chafers may compare our prices with other firms. See advt. on Front Page of this Paper. nLi I TBAP^iLL AND CANE, The Koted House Furnishers, 35 & 38, Queen Street, CARDIFF. AnJ at Bristol.] [Established 70 years. SILOAM, GYFEILLON. CYNELIR EISTEDDFOD YN Y CAPEL UCHOD DYDD GWENER G&OGLITF, 1889. LLYWYDD- COUNCILLOR WALTER H. MORGAN. PRIF DDARN— I'r Cor, heb fod dan 30 o nifer, a gann yn oreu yr A rthem.. Dyddia,u Dyn pydd fe! Glasw-lltyn," Gwobr X5, a Bcuton haidd i'r ArweiDydd Buddogol. YD yr hwyr bydd perfformiad o'r Cantata) CharJes o'r Bala,' 0 dan Ivwyddiaeth y Pitlch. Hugh P. Jcre-, Pertb. Caerphilly Castle Eisteddfod, WHIT-MCUDAY. J'JNE 10th, 18S9. rHIS EISTEDDFOD, under Distinguished L Patronage, (and by the kind permission of Lord Bute), will be held in the far-famed ruins of Caerphilly Castle, on the above date. PRESIDENT MAJOR JONES (-Vmericm Consul.) Vice-Presidents—Dr. J. Llewellyn, J.P., Henry Anthony, Esq., J.P., E. M. M. Corbett, Esq., and J. S. Corbett, Esq., Caerphilly. Adjudicators-Dr Parry, Mr Tom Price, A.C. Dafydd Morganwg, Mr Waugh, M.A. "Thanks be to God," £ 40 "Molwch yr Arglw- ydd," CIO: Brass Band—"Athalie War March," £ 14; "Comrades in Arms," X5; Children's choir, £ 4; Solos, £1 each; Poetry, Needlework, Drawing, Ac. Programmes, three half-pence by post. D.WILLIAMS, SEC., Caerphilly. FOR SALE, A ST. BERNARD DOG "RUFUS," 31 Years Old. GOOD HOUSE DOG, AND FOND OF CHILDREN. Can be seen at VERNON HOUSE, TYFICA TERRACE, PONTYPRIDD. OFFERS WANTED. THE MOST SENSIBLE MAN in this District J WILL CLEAR HIS NEXT WEEK'S EX- PENSES, PUT £5 BANK OF ENGLAND NOTE IN HIS POCKET, and assist any charitable object which may be at the mom- ent appealing to his generous instincts. See WEDNESDAY'S "TRADE, FINANCE and RECREATION," a weekly Newspaper for Everybody.—All Newsagents and Railway Bookstalls, Id., or post free lid.-35, Mark Lane, London, E.C. CONSUMPTION CUftED.—A Person Cured of Consumption, Bronchitis. Catafrh.and Nervous Debility, by a simple Remedy, will seed a descrip- tion of it FREE to any person who applies to J. P. MOUNTAIN, 64, Chanoery Lane, London. W.C. The Best and Cheapest Shop for Groceries and Provisions IS THE Town Supply Stores, FREScI SUPPLY of Carmarthen Butter every week also nice selection of Caerphilly Cheese Heme cured & Wiltshire Bacon always in stock mild and lean Hams, large stock of Tin Goods, Jams, Marmalade, Preserves, and Pi kies at the very L west prices; splendid Flour, at 2m., 2s. 2d., very best 2s. 4d.; Teas at Is. 4d., ls. 6d and 2s. Agent for the Pure Ceylon lea Co., London. One Trial secures your regular custom. THE TOWÑ SUPPLY STOKES, | 76, Taf-street, Pontypridd, T. W. JONES, Proprietor. LLASTRISANT SCHOOL BORAD. | TRIENNIAL ELECTION, 1889. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JLj On the 22nd of this month you will be called upon to select Nine Persons to represent you on the above Board. At the request of a number of influential rate- payers, I beg to offer myself as a Candidate. If you do me the honour of placing me on the Board, I can assure you that your interests as ratepayers will always receive my utmost attention, with a view to combining economy with efficiency. I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, EDGAR M. PHILLIPS. Underhill House, Penrhiwfer, 13th March, 1889. THE EXPLOSIVES ACT, 1875. \t OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE il COTTON POWDER COMPANY, Limited, intend to apply to Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, in and for the County of Glamorgan.acting for the Division of Pontypridd, in the said County of Glamorgan, at their Special Petty Sessions of the Peace, to be held within the said Division, at the Police Court, in the Town of Pontypridd,in the said County, on Wednesday, Seventeenth day of April next, at 12 o'clock at noon, for their assent to the establishment of a Magazine for the Storage of Mixed Explosives, to be erected by the appli- cants at Gelliwion, near Pontypridd, in the Parish of Llantrisant, in the said County, in accordanc 3 with the Plan and Specification approved by one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and which Plan and Specification has been de- posited, and will remain so deposited, for the term of one calendar month from the date hereof, for the inspection of all persons interested, at the Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Pontypridd, in the said County, where due notice of any objection must be given seven clear days before the day fixed for the hearing, to the said Justices, as also to the applicants, such notice to signify the pe: sons' in- tention to appear and object, together with their name, address, and calling, and a short statement of the grounds of their objection. Dated this 13th day of March, 1889, For the Cotton Powder Company, Limited, L. L. BEVAN, SECRETARY. 162a, Qoeen Victoria Street, ¡ .1 London, E.C. > v 'fts • TO BE LET.—A COMFORTABLE RE SI- DENCE, within a few minutes' walk of the Station. Garden and Stable.-Apply Walter H. Morgan, Pontypridd. WANTED, SECRETARY for the PONTY- PRIDD STARR BOWKETT SOCIETY. With convenient Office; Salary t26 per annum.- Applv, not later than the 23rd inst., (Under Seal, and marked Secretary), to the Chairman of Directors, Starr Bowkett Office, Pontypridd. TilE ACAL>jbi>lY,| 20A, MORGAN STREET, PONTYPRIDD. E. Dunmor Edwards, M.A. MASTER. PUPILS Specially Prepared at a Moderate Cost F for Commercial Pursuits, Colleges, London University, Matriculation, Preliminary Law, Medical, and Pharmaceutical Examinations, &c. The QUARTER COMMENCES Monday, APRIL 1st. TERMS, &c., for Day Scholars and Private Pupils, may be had on application. .—————-———————————— THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD AT SALEM, LLANTWIT FARDRE, Will take place on GOOD FRIDAY, 1889. Adjudicators-Compositions and Recitations- Rev. B. Evans (Telyufab), Gadlys, Aberdare; Music-Mr Dan Davies, A.C., Dowlais. Accom- panist-Professor E. P. Mills. There will be a CONCERT in the evening. For furthur particulars apply to the Secretary, T. WILLIAMS, Llantwit Fardre. Maesyffynon, To Contractors and Others. The PONTYPRIDD HIGHWAY BOARD is prepared recuve TENDERS for Field, Quarry, and Lime Stone Metaling for the PARISH HIGH- WAYS of Eglwysilan, Llantrisant, and Llantwit Fardre. Specification-, Forms of Tender and estimated quantities may L had upou application to the Sur- veyor. Also, TENDERS will be required for the MANUAL LABOUR of the said Highways. Speci- fications ajd Forms of Tender may be had or the Survevor. All Tenders mast be delivered to the clerk, E. C. i-PICKETT, Esq., The Court House, Pontypridd, c n." later than 1 uesday. the 26th inst., (endorsed. Th Board reserves to itself an unlimited power of selection, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender. By Order, J. GRIFFITHS, SURVEYOR. P rth Honse, Porth, 13th March, 1889. Pontypridd Local Board Election. TO THE RATEPAYERS OF THE TOWN WABI). LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, You will be called upon in a few days to elect a Member to represent you on the above Board. I need scarcely remind you that Three Years have passed away since you thought fit to elect me to represent your interest as a member for the Town Ward, during which time I have al- ways striven to do what I considered my duty in all and to all, with one aim and object ever in view, viz :—Justice. The whole of my life has been spent entirely in the business which,as Member of the Board, it has bean my duty (for the term which I have had the honour of representing you) to pass judgment upon, and I trust therefore that the experience upon, and I trust therefore that the experience so gil in )::1, and the action taken by me in all matters brought before the board, have satisfied you that the confidence bestowed upon me was not misplaced. I now once more place my services at your disposal, and should you again do me the honour of returning me as your representative, I assure you that no effort on my part shall be wanting to discharge the duties which fall to my lot with honesty and efficiency, and by so doing I hope to merit your yet further esteem and confidence, and above all the inward satisfaction of having done something to benefit those amongst whom it has been my happy privilege to have lived for so many years. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, DAVID ROWLAND. Gelliwastad Grova, Pontypridd, March oth, 1S89. Pontypridd Local Board. TRIENNIAL ELECTION, 1889. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN WARD. T ADIE3 AND GENTLEMEN, IJ In a shoii time one member for each of the four wards into which the Pontypridd Local Sani- tarv District has been divided will have to retire. There wiil, therefore, be four vacancies, which the ratepayers will have to till up at the election in April next. Again, I beg to ask your suffrrges as a candidate for the Town Ward. I need not remind- you that when I contested this ward with the late Mr Moses Cule, I was prac- tically returned as the choice of the ratepayers, and I was only defeated by the property qualifica- tions, which confer upon certain ratepayers more votes than one. Under the one man, one vote arrangement, which is likely to become law, I should have been at this moment your representa- tive for the town ward. Ladies and gentlemen, encouraged by this fact, and pressed by several influential residents, I feel justified in once more appealing to you to return me as your member. I do not presume to appeal to you as an educated man, as I believe I am the equal of the majority of the members now form- ing the Board, but I have no hesitation in assert- ing that as an employer of labour, in practical ex- perience, and in an earnest desire to serve you, and promote your interests in obtaining the best re- sults for the money expended, I am as much, if not more, entitled to your confidence as any mem- ber now sitting on the Board, or retiring from it. For one thing, I should never have voted, as my opponent did, for the appointment of a son-in-law on the Board, because and for no other reason his father-in-law had been a member. I pledge myself, if I am honoured by being re- turned, to devote myself to the practical business of the Board with devotion and fidelity to your interests. Ladies and gentlemen, I once more ask you to give me the splendid support I received last year, with such an addition as will place me in the position of being returned as your representative for the town ward. I am, Ladies and gentlemen, Your obedient and humble servant, THOMAS TAYLOR. MATRIMONIAL.—Advertiser wishes to corres- I pond with a desirable YOUNG LADY with a view to MUTUAL HAPPINESS. Strictest Privacy observed. Applications, in first instance by Letter, with Photos, to be addressed A.B.C., Chronicle, Pontypridd.—This is genuine.
-0 ——— ENGLISH PEOPLE AND THE WELSH LANGUAGE. On looking over the programme of the above choir, we could not help feeling stricken with a sense of horror ate the ruth- less manner in which a certain Knglish firm of printers have "murdered" the Welsh language. In the programme are the words of the song Bedd Llewelyn, and were it not for the title itself we are not sure whether we would have been able to recog- nise the beautiful song at all, clothed as it is in such a veritable confusion of false orthography. We have often heard it averred by our English fiiends that the Welsh langaage is almost wholly composed of consonants. Well, on reading (or at- tempting to read) the words of the song- alluded to, we were almost inclined to think that there was a good deal of truth in thf remark. For the edification of our readers, we will give the recit and aria verbatim el literatim :—— AR fedd Llewelyn heb un maen na Chof u ddwend yr hanes. Dim and dagran cenedl wedi cyclgymysgu gyda gwlith y nos, llwch bedd y marw sy, n anfarwol byth. Fan hono safai gwr, yn rhoi ei bwys ar garn ei waedlyd gledd, a chanai: Ar un o fryniau Buallt draw, Ysafai,r dewr Llewelyn, A'i gleddyf gloeu ynei law, Gan edrych ar y gelyn. A dwedai Filwr dewch yn awr; I'r goncwest fawr -Y'\ .aT"lrt, ,LL ;;1..1 U.L vU5L A dyma'r floedd wrth fyn'd i'r gad Yn enw Dww, ein hiaith a'n gwlad, Ag Ddraig a rhyddid Cymru. Yn ngwealod ger maes y gwaed Pan ddaith y frwydr i derfyn, Fe glywid trwst bradurrus draed, A Thwrf rhegfeydd y gelyn, Ac uwch tinciadaw'r arfau dur, Fe waeddai'r dewr; wrth drengu Doed mil o oes-au etto,r gad Yn enw Dww, ein hiaith a'n gwlad, I gadw rhyddid Cymru:
-(> HOPEFUL PROSPECTS OF TRADE. We give the following extract as indica. tive of the cheering outlook presented over the business world :— Bread is rising. The scavenger business is looking up. Bridge jumping is falling off. There is warm competition in the stove trade. Bustles are unsteady. Boots and shoes are getting along, and holding their own. The match industry is on strike. Painting is brushing up. There is a big drop in whiskey sales: Balloons are going up. The demand for gas is light, and Money is scarce, with a D-ecided adjective before the scarce." »
-J- IS TT A MISFORTUNE TO BE A JEW? The above was the subject chosen by Rabbi Leon Harrison for a discourse delivered nt the Temple Israel, of Greeu Avenue, Brooklyn, the other day, and 11\ the cjurse cf his remarks he said the words oi the Psalmist Of¡ vid were justified when they reflected on the position of the Jew in the history r,f other nations, how he had enlightened by his intellect, kindled by his faith, aud enriched by his commerce, all the peoples of the earth. The Jew was, nf*cord- > ing to (Jisraeli, the true conqueror of the world. We have reason to bewsil Judaism a bad £ e of servitude and helpusuiess." the preacher said. A limine need no longer sigh, and might not even D-v.d exnl, ? Has not Goti shined forth v'si' ly from Israel to enlighten men Alien critics are astounded at the prodigal mag- nificence of tll', pe.;|di;'a gift. Their posts ure prophets, their literature worthy of as- cription toGod himsel f,and one of their chil- drenso exalted in the eyes of humanity that he is not only to them saint, seer, and prophet, but an incarnation of God himself. The shrewd, rational progenitors of the race united the most contradictory qualities Piactical and ideal, commercial and Iprophetic, and originators of a world's commerce and the founders of a world's religion, the race seems, in truth, a micro- cosm of mankind, A picture in minature of the whole of humanity. We have sailed in safety from the Jordan to the Thames, from the Euphrates to the Hudson, in an ancient ark of safety. It has been battered by storm and billow, is uncouth and weather-worn, and its very antiquity may provoke the smiles of the ignorant and vulgar. If there is any misfortune, in being a Jew it is in the minds of those thin- skinned brethren whose ark is laughed at by the imbecility of the populace." o
AN ENTERPRISING SCHEME IN PONTYPRIDD. We understand that it is intended to con- struct a roadway between the Grammar School, Pontypridd, and Ynysybwl, th-i opening out Lord Tredegar's property in that locality for building purposes. It is expected that this uew road will thereupon become the principal entrance to the town from YnysybwL
PROSPFCTS OF THE PONTFPRIDD FREE LIBRARY. At a. meeting of the members of the com- mittee of the above, held on Tuesday even- ing, it was decided to recommend to the Local Board the acceptance of the tender of Mr Julian, Pontypridd, for the erection of the free library buildings. Mr Julian's ten- der was f,60 above the lowest tender, and this fact evoked a warm d'sen-B'.OQ on the part of those present.
— u THE RHONDDA AND SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY. Now that this line is within a measurable distance of being completed, it is upper- most in toe minds of the inhabitants of the higher part of the Valley. It will give another outlet to mineral traffic; will give easy access to towns and districts which can now only be reached either by trudging over the mountain, or by a long, tiresome, and expensive route and will place within easy distance Swansea and the Mumbles to those on business or pleasure bent. The Blaencwm Tunnel has been the most formi- iable part of the undertaking. It was com- menced in real earnest, some two years ago. The actual beginning1 was at an earlier period, but its vigorous prosecution was not until the time mentioned. Four machine drills, driven by comprossed ah, have been kept Wiirk'.ng together ;itthe ssrne time, and Do better pi-oof of their efficiency can be needed than the fact that as n-ii-tch as 24 yards have been driven in one week. The rtdvance heading, which is 84 feet square, considering the character of the rocK that has been 1:0 e through, has betn caried out with exceptionally rapid speed The tunnel, which is 1,200 feet beneath the sur- face, and two miles long, has been worked on both sides the mountain. On Satnrday night last the long desired meeting was effected, the heedings met within a few yards of being in the centre. This says nuch for the care and skill with which tne plans were prepared and executed that they met in an absolutely perfect line. Three- quarters of the tunnel is complete to full rsection, reidy for running through, and one half of this distance is lined with masonry. The approaches on each side are in a forward tate, the bridges and earthworks being pretty well completed. The terminus pt the Rhondda end will be at the Taff Vale station. Some other arrangements are contemplated, but have not yet been decided upon. The work has been carried out by Messrs Wm. Jones and Co,, under the immediate super- intendence of Mr J. T. Jones, U.E., manag- ing partner of the firm.
I PONTYPRIDD. THE NEW ARCADE.-The work of demolishing the buildings which now stand on the site of the Arcade, commences to-day (Thursday). PRESENTATION TO MR AND Mns C. MORGAN.-On Thursday evening, the 14th inst., a social tea and en- tertainment was held at St. David's Hall, Pontypridd, onder the presidency of Mr Councillor James Roberts. There was a numerous attendance, and the proceed- ings were of an attractive and enjoyable nature. Daring the evening advantage wna taken cf the occasion to present Mr aad Mrs Charles Morgan Bronwydd, with a handsome black marble drawinc- room clock and pair of Midley bronze hordes, and the forninl presentation was made by Mr W. Thomas, (Joedpenmaen (in the course of a few appropriate re- marks), on behalf of the rhnrch and congregation of St. David's, as a token oi regard and appieciation of the exct llent services they bad both rendered to the cause and Sunday School at that place. Addresses were also delivered by the Chairman, Rev. W. Lewis (Penuel), and others. Mr Morgan returned thnnka i i a suitable manner. Both clock and ornaments were supplied by Mr I. Kuner, watchmaker and jeweller. Taff-street, Pontypridd.
— THE PROPOSED C\ lIu"n H: HJ SCHOOL AT LLANTWIT FAVRE. At the fortnightly meeting of the Guardians of tne Pontypridd Union, held on Wediesday, The Deputy Clerk (Mr W. Spickett) said three letters had been received with reference to the nsgociations for land on which to --build cottage homes at Llantwit Fardre. Mr E. Stephens wrote that although willing to sell a site on Fardre Uchaf, he could not fix the price until he knew what portion of the land would be wanted.—Messrs Williams and David, solicitors, wrote that their clients would not be likely to sell unless the price tempted them.—The Messrs Warren, while not objecting to sell, referred to a price of E120 which they obtained for a quarter of an acre for Beddau School, and suggested that the guardians should bear that in mind. (Laugh- ter.) No replies had been received from the "Bute estate, Mr Josiah Lewis, or Mr T. Howells. The Chairman said he believed a member of I the board, Mr T. Howells, was prepared to let the hoard have what was required at £100 an acre. only he wanted a roadway, or some small thing of that kind. He had said nothing about minerals, but of course they must protect him on that point. Mr T. Morgan (^Ipnteg): Mr Howells wants a road, and 50 yards between us and the road for bn ilding purposes. The Chairman: That will not be between us and the road? Mr Morgan No. Ir J. Richards proposed that Mr Howell's offer be accepted. Rev. W. Morris said they had first of all to decide whether they were going to build or not. The committee had had it under consideration, and, in view of the erection of tramp wards, it was thought advisable to postpone building cottage homes. He proposed that the matter be postponed. This was agreed to.
FOOTBALL. PONTYPRIDD LILLYWIIITES v. TREHER- BERT THIRD FIFTEEN. Thie match wa3 played at Tveherbert on Thursday, and resulted in a draw, the score reading three minors each. The Lillywhites vere be] ped by several of the Juniors. Thegame was exceedingly ronsjb. Teams tbqt intend playing Treherbert should insure them- selves against accident. The Lillywbite tsam was as f,-)Ilo wa: -Back, B. Goodman three-quarter backs, M. Hughes, G. Hughes, G. Morgan, 4nd L. Jenkins; half-backs, J. D. Reynolds and C. Arnott; forwards, D. Lewis, Ithel Thomas, Wilfred tlague. R. Griffiths, J. Nicholas, E. Morris, and W. Marshall.
CHARGE OF BREAKING A MAN'S LEG AT PONTYPRIDD. At Pontypridd police-court, ou Wednesday, (before Mr Iuatins Williams, stipendiary; Mr Godfrey Clark, Mr E. John, Mr H. Antb ony, and other magis- trates), William Lewis, Cilfynjjid, was charged with breaking the leg of John Bowles, on the 18th nit. Mr Beddoe defended. It was stated that the men, after leaving the Cilfynydd InD. were on the road together, when the defendant struck the complainant on the ear, causing him to fall and breaking his leg. The medical evidence showed that eomplainant would not be able to work for three weeks.-Defendaut Wall fined 95 and costs.
CARDIFF PRIZE CHOIR ON TOUR. The Cardiff Prize Choir (formerly named the Cardiff Blue Ribbon Choir) are now touring the principal English towns, and their concerts are being received with popular approval. In another column, we I give au account of an entertainment given by them at Barnley. Leaving Barnley, they so to Ramsbottom, thence to Bacup, Raw- tenstpll, Rochdale, and other Lancashire towns. At every place they have yet visited they have been received with marked enthusiasm, and the performances they give are of the first class and artistic ordei which has made the name of the Cardiff Prize Choir so famous. The accompanist of the party is Mr Gwilym Lewis, late of Llwynpia.