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TEACHERS' SALARIES.—The salaries of teachers of all grades employed by the Merthyr Educa- tion Authority, during the month of March, amounted to L3,120 Os. 4d., and £ 138 8s. 9d. was paid to caretakers of the various Schools. The salaries of teachers at the Pupil Teachers' Centre came to M3 7s. 3d. AVEDDING.—On Wednesday, at St. John's Church, Penydarren, Mr. Garfield Beynon, of the Merthyr County Court Offices, was married to Miss Eva Edwards, of Hampton-place, Merthyr. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar, Rev. D. IXans. UNPAID RATES.—Up to the end of March, out of a total general district rate of EIO,424 13s. Sjd. only Els 7s. 2d. was outstanding, after allowing E722 5s. 2d. for vacant premises and irre- coverable?." The arrears outstanding on the water rentals was f332 8s. 10^d., and £118 10s. 5d. was allowed for vacant premises and irrecoverables. The Borough fund rate, amoun- ting to £ 17,200 was fully paid, as also was the cemeteries account of £ 2,000. SALVATION ARMY.—A very interesting and unique meeting was held in the Salvation Army Hall, in the Glebeland, on Easter Monday.— The Building of the Cross was the subject, and for nearly an hour and a half a large number of people watched twelve girls, arrayed in white robes, whose ages ranged from six years to fifteen, and who were designated as builders, erect the cross in a most picturesque way.—The local band was supplemented by a number of the Troedyrhiw S.A. Band, who provided the music. The proceeding was dramatic in character, and yet, to use the words of the chairman (Mr. Rice) so innocent that none could find fault with. The children were almost perfect in the execution of their task, and the music and songs rendered by the band and songsters were highly appreciated. CVFARTHFA MUNICIPAL BAND.—At a meeting of the Parks Committee of the Corporation, on Wednesday, it was agreed to pay S7 2s. 10d. for the repair of the instruments belonging to the Cyfarthfa and Municipal Band, and Councillor Dan Thomas said the music was being catalogued —The Chairman (Alderman D. W. Jones) paid that the use of the old Brecon-road hospital had been granted to the band, as a practice room, and it was decided to pay £3 9s. 6d. for erecting gas fixtures. -Councillor Dan Thomas said the bandmaster would like to see members of the Committee turn in during practice nights. MUSICAL.—A highly successful musical festival in connection with the Calvinistic Methodist Churches of Upper Rhondda was held at Treorchy on Monday. The conductor was Mr. E. T. Davies, F.B.C.O., Merthyr, under whose skilful leadership some very thrilling renderings of hymns and anthems were given. Mr. E. T. Davies complimented the singers upon their work throughout the festival. He thought, however, the time had come when the excellent choral bodies which comprised Cymanfa choirs should do some more advanced work than singing only itymn tunes and anthems. He strongly advocated the performance of a complete work by one of the great masters occasionally. CAEDRAW MISSION.-At the Caedraw Mission Hall, on Easter Monday evening, an cntertain- men of a miscellaneous character was given. The programme, which was got up at very short notice by the Sunday School teachers, Was thoroughly enjoyed by the large number present.—The Rev. D. E. Walters (pastor) took the chair.—The programme consisted of recita- tions, solos, humorous readings, dialogues, etc. Roars of laughter were created by the reading of an unpunctuated piece, the successful com- petitors being Miss May Lloyd, Miss Blodwen Thomas, and Master Tom Rees. A spelling-bee competition was also held, the winner being Master J. Williams. Excellent selections were given on the gramophone (kindly lent by Mr. Alfred Evans). The chairman conveyed the special thanks of the meeting to Miss Griffiths (the donor of the prizes), and to all who had taken part. THE WELSH CAGE-BIRD CLUB.—A meeting of this club was held at the Ship and Bell Inn, Plymouth-street, on Saturday, when represen- tatives attended from various parts of Wales and Monmouthshire, including Cardiff, Swansea, Mountain Ash, Brecon, etc. The secretary, Mr. D. H. Tedstone (Brecon) read the report, which showed a balance in hand of nearly £ 7. The general business over, the chairman (Mr. T. H. Melluish (Cardiff) presented the cups and medals. The Leach cup, for most points in canary champion section, to Mr. G. L. Harber, Wernias, Merthyr; the Leach cup for most points in British birds, to Messrs. Lewis and Dymond, Cardiff; Sandiford cup. Mr. G. T Jones, Brecon; the D. Jones cup, for most points in Yorkshire canary section, to Mr. Gregory, Mountain Ash; specially-designed medal, given by the Toronto Cage Bird Society, to Mr. J. H. Jones, Ship and Bell. Club medals were also won by Messrs N. Castree, W. Card, and G. Gregory, Mountain Ash Messrs. G. L. Harber. A. E. Brown, and J. H. Jones, Merthyr Messrs. I^wis and Dymond, Cardiff; G. T. Jones, Brecon W. H. Sheldon, Llandudno and Mr. C. Jenkins, Swansea. Mr. J. Pritchard, Mountain Ash, won a gold medal for best team at the club show. Following the presentation a lecture was given by Mr. T. H. Melluish, which contained some good hints to old and new members, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Four new members were elected, including Mr. G. Lewis, Merthyr. It was decided to hold the next club show at Merthyr, in November. The date is yet to be fixed, and will be advertised in the Merthyr Express." Mr. A. G. Brown was appointed secretary of the club show, and Mr. J. H. Jones show manager, and Mr. T. H. Melluish, Cardiff, judge. PRETTY WEDDING.—A very pretty wedding was solemnised at Christ Church, Cyfarthfa, on Saturday morning, the bride being Miss Emily Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Brynfield, Merthyr, and the bridegroom Mr. Arthur Sidery, London (con- nected with Messrs. Allen and Hanbury). The ceremony was performed by the Rev. IT. Kirkhouse, vicar, assisted by the Rev. J. Jones, curate. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a dress of cream eolieniie, trimmed with Maltese lace, and hat to match, and she also wore a gold bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was Miss May Williams, sister of the bride, who wore pale blue silk taffeta, trimmed with point lace, and white hat trimmed with white silk And pink roses, and her orna- ments were a gold chain and pendant, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a roll top desk. The best man was Mr. Albert Sidery, brother of the bride- groom. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where a recherche breakfast was partaken of, and good wishes were expressed in the toast of the Bride and Bridegroom for their happi- ness and prosperity. Later in the day the happy couple left for Torquay, where the honeymoon is being spent. Mr. and Mrs. Sidery will reside at Streatham Hill, London, The presents were numerous and elegant. 1!1
G. W. R.. EXCURSION. LUDLOW RACES. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, April 22 and 23, DAY TRIP TO Bromfield (FOR THE RACECOURSE). Leave Aberdare, 8.56 a.m. Merthyr, 8 57 Mountain Ash, 9.6; Pontypool (Clarence-st.), 9 58; Pontypool Road, 10.31; Abergavenny. 8.10 a.m. For details see bills or send postcard to stations or offices. -it JAMES C. INGLIS, General Manager. No j
Disgraceful Conduct at Cefn Cemetery. FLOWERS STOLEN AND GRAVESTONES SMASHED. .A meeting of the Parks and Cemeteries Committee was held on Wednesday afternoon. Alderman D. W. Jones presiding. A discussion took place upon the need of a sexton's house at Pant cemetery, but, in view of the heavy expenses to be incurred by the Corporation, it was agreed, on the motion of Councillor Dan Thomas, seconded by the Mayor, that the matter be deferred for twelve months. It was, however, agreed that the Surveyor should prepare an estimate of the cost of erecting w.c, accommodation there. The Committee also instructed the Surveyor to prepare plans fol laying footpaths at the Ffrwd (Cefn) cemetery. fThe Cefn sexton's report stated that on Palm Sunday not so many flowers as usual were placed upon the graves. The adults who visited the cemetery were not as numerous at last year, but thousands of young people visited the cemetery. One headstone was broken in two, a great deal of damage was done to the graves, and flowers were taken away and plants uprooted. He also reported I that sheep got into the new cemetery through the Ffrwd gate. A letter was read from the Dowlais Free Church Council, asking the Committee to altei the time for burials from 4.30 to 5.30 in the winter, instead of 4 to 5 o'clock. At present the funerals arrived at the cemetery at irregulat times ministers were greatly inconvenienced, and the health of friends who stood about waiting for an hour was imperilled. The lettel suggested that notices should be posted up in churches and chapels, and that ministers and clergy be asked to draw attention to them.— Councillor Dan Thomas thought that ministers should do this themselves.—The matter was deferred, in order that the general time oil burial at all cemeteries might be gone into,
The Merthyr Murder. EXECUTION POSTPONED. A communication has been received from the Home Office by the high sheriff stating that the condemned man Foy, having appealed against his sentence, the execution, originally fixed for Tuesday next, at Swansea Gaol, and all further action, has been postponed, pending the decision of the Court of Appeal.
I I CEFN COED. CARMEL YOUNG PEOPLES SOCIETY.—ON Good Friday evening the above Society ter- minated the session with the annual soiree.. After partaking of the good things, solos were contributed by Misses Annie Beynon and Hannah Morris, and Messrs. Tom Havard and David Meredith. The Rev. J. H. Davies was presented with an engraved silver-mounted walking-stick, suitably inscribed, by Mr. David Meredith, on behalf of the class. Misses S. Jones, M. E. Thomas and C. Jones served at the tables, and the evening was terminated by a few pleasant games.
FAST BECOMING BALD from Eczema on Head—Humour on Neck Three Years—One Patch on Knee Caused Great Irritation-Skin Is Now as Well as Ever, Thanks to Cuticura. My mother was affected with eczema on the back of her head. The hair came out leaving it nearly bald and that which did remain turned absolutely grey, in fact, whiter There was also a place on her knee which caused great irritation. She used the Cuticura treatment consisting of Cuticura Soap, Cutionrji Ointment and Cuticura Resolvent Pills, and after four weeks the trouble was cured, and now her skin is as perfect as though nothing had happened. The application of Cuticura cured the irritation and healed the affected parts in a very short time. For quite three years th. place at the nape of her neck had been trouble. some, but, I repeat, in four weeks she was cured by the Cuticura Remedies. There was also a slight outbreak on the shoulders that was cured by Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment and now she is quite well and free from eczcmaj Mme. Edith Baird, 7, Pretoria Terrace, AIda. burgh-on-Sea, Suffolk, Eng., March S3,
HIGH-STREET BAPTIST CHURCII.—Preacher next Sunday, Rev. W. Townshend, of Leeds. Services a.t 11 and G o'clock. A WONDERFUL SHOW.—Bostock and Womb- well's famous No. ] travelling zoo occupied Thome's Yard, above the Theatre Royal, during the holidays, and thousands of people patronised this wonderful exhibition. The three lion tameis astounded everyone by their daring in the den among the wild animals. The youngsters had a rare time riding upon the backs of the elephants, camels and drome- daries, while both old and young alike showed great interest in the line specimens of lions, tigers, hyenas, wolves, monkeys, bears, etc., also the smallest horse in the world, and the wild boars from Windsor, presented to Mr. Bostock by the King. BOXING.—At the New Wonderland, on Mon- day night, Ted James (Merthyr) met John Owens (Aberpman) in a ] c-round glove contest* Owens conceded height to his opponent and also lacked strength. The first and second rounds were interesting. James gained points with longer reach. The contest was fought in a vigorous style. Owens slipped to his knee in the fifth round, and was in the act of rising when he was struck by James. Owens claimed a foul, but was bidden to fight on by the referee. He refused, and James was declared the winner. In the minor contests Phil Davies beat Dai Rces, and J. Davies defeated Lewis Richards. EASTERTIDE.—The glorious weather of Good Friday and Saturday induced hundreds of people to seek pleasure away from the neigh- bourhood of the collieries and ironworks. All the local pits were in full swing on both days, so that the majority of workmen had their holidays on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Good Friday Pontsarn was thronged by visitors, and those who came from a distance climbed up to the ruins of Morlais Castle. On Bank Holiday, despite the sudden change, thousands left the town, while there was a good influx of visitors. The various railway com- panies ran cheap day and week-end trips to all parts of the country, and these excursions were well patronised. Tuesday proved cold and wet, but the football matches were well patronised. On Wednesday warm April showers fell from time to time, but the men made the best of their leisure. On Thursday all the pits were in full swing again. CATHOLXC YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY.—On Easter Sunday, after the evening service, the Rev Fr. Crowe read a paper on the Oxford Move- ment." Mr. C. Bernasconi presided. Dis- tinguishing between the Catholic and Protestant beliefs, the rev. lecturer recalled briefly the circumstances attendant upon the Reformation and the various positions of the Established Church down to the beginning of the 19th century. From 1800 to 1835 the Oxford Movement, he said, was most active. A number of Church students at Oxford, not altogether satisfied with their position, began the study of the Fathers of the Church, more especially the Apostolic Fathers. The deeper they delved into these sourc of learning the more unsettled they became, and at length many of them had the courage to sacrifice promising careers in the Established Church and the society of their friends, and, in spite of the cruel reflections cast on them and their motives, joined the Catholic Church. The lecturer reminded his hearers- of the absolute necessity of recognising the difficulties of non- Catholics, and that it was better to patiently explain the Holy Faith than to engage in heated arguments on religious topics. Mr. D. Hennessy moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was supported by Messrs. Clifford and O'Shea. Mr. C. Bernasconi also spoke. PRESBYTERIAN DISTRICT MUSICAL FESTIVAL. —On Good Friday the Presbyterian Festival was held at Market-square Church, kindly lent for the occasion, Hope Church being under alterations. Mr. T. Price conducted with his usual skill and vigour. In the afternoon the president was Mr. Rhys Davies, and the tunes sung were Pater Omnium." Dusseldorf," Si Glory," and Oriel College," and the anthem was Though the Fig Tree," by Mr. Price.— Councillor Lloyd gave a very interesting and instructive lesson on the advent of music, etc. Chant (by Higgins) Psahn xxvii. was excellently rendered, and also that of "Lief." The organist was Mrs. Lloyc1.-In the evening Mr R. R. Price (Aberdare) presided, and the tunes sung were Dies Irae," Paea," Lledrod," Agnus Dei," Wynnstay," Arweiniad." Gerontius," and chant by D. Jenkins, Psalm viii. The organist was Mr. D. C. Williams.—The Rev T. Williams (Penrhiwceiber) made a very interesting speech on ancient music. The Mayor (Alderman Wilson) also spoke.—On the whole it was a very successful and highly-appreciated festival, and great credit is due to the conductors of the several Churches in the district. Tea was provided at Hope Hall, at which the ladies did their part. SACRED CONCERT AT THEATRE ROYAL.— Lovers of music who attended the Theatre Royal last Sunday evening would have been amply repaid if only by listening to the selec- tions by the orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Frantz, who has been for some time musical director at the theatre. The orchestra consisted of all the well-known local musicians, numbering 28, and was as fine a band as has been heard in Merthyr for a very long time. The selections chosen were :—" Big Dame," Suppe Carmen Selection," B'zet; Oberon," Weber; "Hearts and Flowers," Czibulka. Mr. Dan Price gave in his best style Glorious Devon," Is not His Word like a Fire?" (Mendelssohn), and 0 hear the wild winds blow." He was a great success, and many people must have attended if only to hear this old Merthyr boy once again. Mr. Tom Bryant was recalled several times for his superb playing of the harp, an instrument so little heard in these days. Miss Rachel Thomas, of Mountain Ash. sang several songs, including Nearer, my God. to Thee." In these money making days it is at least a pleasure to find, as wns announced on the programme, so many people willing to help in the cause of charity, and the whole of the musicians gave their services entirely ftec such a thing is more than commendable. Tt was a nnounced that the Mayor would attend, but unfortunately at the last moment he found. he journey impossible, and Councillor Lloyd attended instead. We under- stand the sum of £17 Is. 4d. has been handed to the distress fund. It does seem a pity that the concert was not better patronised, consider ing that it was run by the management with no idea of profit whatever. CALFARIA CHAPEL, HEOLGERRIG.—A most successful chairing eisteddfod was held,, under the auspices of the above chapel, at Salem Congregational Chapel (kindly lent), on Easter Monday. A great concourse of admirers of the Eisteddfod assembled, this being the first open competition eisteddfod of the kind held in the locality. The musical part of the pro- gramme was adjudicated by Mr. Abraham Watkins, Hirwain and the literature by Mr. H. Lloyd (Ap Hevin), Aberdare, in the unavoid- able absence of Mr. Ogwen Williams, Gwersyll. Aberdare. Owing to the indisposition of Mr, David Adams, Gellideg, Iür. D. Williams, Merthyr, acted as accompanist. The duties of secretary were performed by Mr. Allen Richards, those of treasurer by Mr. John Richards. The chair was occupied by Councillor F. Pedler. Au enjoyable tea was prepared by the committee at Calfaria Chapel, to meet the rqeuirements of visitors. The following items were gone through :—Solo, for those under 16 years of age, Nid wyf ond Cludydd arfau," Johnny Jones, Heolgerrig; soprano solo, Niges y Blodeuyn," Mrs. Sophia Williams, Twynyrodyn; tenor solo, 0 na byddai 'n haf o hyd," Mr. R. Watkin Owen, Merthyr; con- tralto solo, O rest in the Lord," Miss May Watts, Morristown; competition for children's choirs, not less than 30 in number, and under 10 years of age, three choirs entered—Saron (Aberaman), conducted by Mr. Gwilym Evans Clwydyfagwyr Choir, conducted by Mr. David Jones; and Heolgerrig Choir, conducted by Mr. John Richards. The test piece was I sing because I love to sing." The prize (£2) was awarded to the Aberaman Choir, and a silver medal was presented to the conductor. Both unsuccessful choirs received a gift of 10s. 6d. each, given by Mr. and Mrs. Bowns, Merthyr, for their efforts. Bass solo, Merch y Cadben," Mr. W. Beynon, Pontypridd; duet (any voiccs), choice song, Messrs. John Mrogan and William Jones, Heolgerrig; best choice solo, any voice, divided between Mr. W. Beynon, Pontypridd, and Mr. R. W. Owen, Merthyr Chief choral competition (prize £10 and a chair, given by Mr. Bowns, to the successful conductor). Two choirs entered—Penydarren, conducted by Mr. Watkins, and Heolgerrig, conducted by Mr. Abraham Williams. The test piece was 0 Father, Whose Almighty Power." The prize was awarded to the Heolgerrig choir, conducted by Mr. Williams. Recitation, for children under 16 years of age, competitors to choose their own piece, divided between Mary Woolley and Rachel Annie Rees; recitation, "Y r Ystorm," divided between Mr. William Davies, Merthyr, and Mr. Ezekiel Rees, Heolgerrig best Englvn i'r Callawr" (kettle), divided between Gwyddonfryn Price, Merthyr, and John Jones (Myfyr Dyfri), Cefn Coed; best epitaph of four verses, eight lines each, in memory of the late Tommy Llew- ellyn, of Heolgerrig, who met with a tragic death at Cwmdu Colliery, brother to the late Willie Llewellyn, who was lost on the mountain; prize awarded to Gwyddonfryn Price, Merthyr. The committee thanked Mr. and Mrs. Bowns for their generosity in giving the chair, and also their additional prize to the choirs, CHURCH PARADE.—The Merthyr Detachment of the Territorials will parade at 10 a.m. sharp and march to Dowlais Church, on Sunday morning, headed bv their band. The dress is review order, scarlet, with helmets. We hope there will be a good muster of all ranks. WILLIAMS' MEMORIAL CHURCH, PENYDARRENJ —The Venerable Dr. John Brown will preach on Sunday next, at 11 and 6.30, and Mr. Davies, of Ivor, at 2.30. On Monday Dr. Brown will lecture on John Bunyan." Chair to be taken at 8 o'clock by Mr. H. H. Southey. TEMPERANCE.—A temperance meeting, are ranged by the National Order of Good Templars* is to be held in the English Wesleyan Church next Wednesday night. Mr. W. L. Daniel presides, and the speakers-will be the Rev< J. A. Rees, late of Fochriw, and My. S. Stanton, of the Grand Lodge of Wales. SUCCESS.—Mr. W. J. Canton, of Merthyr, was successful at the final examination of tha Law Society, held in London in March. Mr< Canton served his articles with Mr. J. Wi Lewis, of 1, Graham-street, and Market-square Chambers, and he is the eldest son of Police- Inspector W. J. Canton, of Bargoed, and formerly of Merthyr and Dowlais. PERSONAL.—Mr. Cynog Price, caretaker ot the Town Hall, who is a well-known bard, composed the verses of the chairing of the bard song, which was sung by Madame Kate .Morgan Llewelyn, at Abergavenny Eisteddfod, on Easter Monday. THE BLACK MARIA."—The police van, foi the conveyance of prisoners to and from the railway station and the cells, which has been built by Messrs. J. G. Jones and Co., has been delivered this week.—At a meeting of thd Watch Committee, on Monday, the Mayort in referring to the Black Maria," said it gave every satisfaction, and was really a beautiful vehicle." CYFARTHFA DISTRESS.—At Panttywyll Vestry on Tuesday afternoon, the weekly tea waS supplied to the l'ttle sufferers in this district, when upwards of 160 did justice to the good things provided, Mr. B. Jones, Brecon-road, catering. The usual band of helpers rallied round Mrs. Jones again this week. It is evident that the need in this district is as acute as ever/ PANTTYWYLL CHURCH.—lie annual tea, in connection with this Church, was held on Easter Monday. There were two entertain. ments (afternoon and evening) with tea between; Those presiding at the tables were :—Mrs. M Davies, Miss Carter, Misses M. H. and S. S Jones, Nana Jones and Mrs. Katie Jones, Mrs; D. C. and Mrs. Morgan Davies.—The children's meeting, presided over by the Band of Hope president, also proved a success.—The evening meeting was organised by Mr. Tom Phillips and Mr. Davies. The chief items were:—Solos, by Mr Tom Phillips, Miss S. S. Jones, Misa Bron. Davies; violin solos, Mr. Fred Phillips, pianoforte duet, Misses M. H. and S. S. Jones; and gramaphone items, Mr. Phillips. Mr; Peter Peters, of Aberaman, presided. HOREB JUVENILE CHORAL UNION.—OnThurs. day evennig week this choir, under the conduc. torship of Mr. Wm. J. Edmunds, gave ao excellent concert at the Penydarren School* to a very crowded audience. As a large numbei failed to get admission the concert was repeated on Good Friday evening. The Rev. T. Be Matthews presided. The programme consisted of choruses, solos, action songs, and instru. mental music—selections by the Penydarren Orchestral Band, under the leadership of Mr< Ben Evans. The choir did their part in a very praiseworthy manner, and the voices showed very careful and efficient training by the con. ductor. The action songs were rendered with excellent precision and in a very spirited manner. Some of these, viz., The Sweeping Brush Brigade," Merry Little Milkmaids," The Valiant Soldiers," Gay little girls from Japan," and The Suffragettes," were very enjoyable, especially the last, which was so well executed by the boys and girls as to create roars of laughter. Mr. Evan Lewis represented the leading Suffragette, and added much to the humorous phase of the performance. He also gave a good rendering of the solo, The Heart's Return." Mr. J. Daley gave a trombone sola in good style, and Messrs. Daley and Lewil gave an instrumental duet with splendid effec Another very interesting item was gymnastio drill by Prof. John Jones, who surprised tha audience with his skill. The accompanist was Mrs. Wm. J. Edmunds the stage manager was Mr. John B. Lewis the secretary, Mr. Wm. Jones and Mr. Caradoc Gwynne and Mr. John Lewis gave valuable assistance in the various rehearsals. The girls' costumes, which were very picturesque, were prepared by the members of the Horeb Sewing Class, who also prepared the front curtain. The Rev. D. Evans, tha Vicar, and the Noddfa Church lent a larga number of chairs for the concert. The proceeds were in aid of the children's Sunday Schooi outing in the summer.