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ONE Shilling Bottle of JENKINS'S Lung Mixture completely took my cough away. J. T. DOCTON. l'iuinber. Uaslitter. Ilouse Decor- ator, Paperhanging Warehouse. 133, High-street, Merthyr. All Itepairs attended to at the shortest notice. A Staff of Experienced Workmen regu- larly employed. Estimates free. Paperhangings from 2d. per piece; numerous job lots greatly under cost price. GET rid of that backache to-day by taking JF.NKINS' is. Backache, Pills. FOR irfdigestien and wind in the stomach, there is nothing liko JENKINS' Digestive Pellets.—Is. Tins.—Address Chemist. Pontmorlais. BUILDING AND UNDERTAKING.—David T. Da- vies, son of the late Ivor Davies. begs to inform the public that he has started business at 20, Park- place, Merthyr. Funerals promptly attended to PERSONAL.—Their many friends will be pleased to learn that Mr. John Morgan, ,T.P.. and Mr. Charles Wilkins, who have been obliged to stay indoors, suffering from colds, are making rapid progress towards recovery. 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

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