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MERTHYR TEACHERS' DISTRESS FUND.— Tradespeople having claims on the above fund are requested to forward their claims to Mr. C. Ballard, 8, Brynteg-terrace. PARK CHURCH.—Last Sunday the Pastor (Rev. J. Lloyd Williams) delivered his monthly sermon to young people, his subject being First Things First." There was a large con- gregation. At the close of the service the ordinance of baptism was administered. Miss Annie Recs, of Dowlais, sang two solos, and delighted the audience with her beautiful renderings. CLERK OF WORKS.—On Wednesday the General Purposes Committee of the Corporation appointed Mr. Rees Davies, of Dowlais, clerk of works for Danyderi houses. In the first round the voting was :—Rees Davies, 12 Joseph Nicholas, Merthyr, 10; Wm. Jones, Dowlais, 8 Morgan Edwards, Maesycwmmer, 5. On the second vote Nicholas and Davies received 12 votes each, and the Mayor, who presided, gave his casting vote in Davies's ( favour. ( SETTLED.—At Merthyr County Court, on Wednesday, Mr. F. P. Charles mentioned the case of the Progressive Assurance Coy., Ltd.. against John Griffiths, a former superintendent of the plaintiffs. He said that the parties had come to terms, the defendant having consented to an injunction restraining him from working in the district for twelve months.—His Honour thereupon made the injunction absolute. PRINCE OF WALES AFD LANCO" RANGE.— On Saturday the Prince and Princess of WTales visited the Great Building Exhibition, Olympia, when they made a full inspection of Messrs. Ellkay and Co.'s "Lanco" range, copper and bath combination for workmen's dwellings, flats and tenements, which provides a constant hot water supply from one fire for bathing, laundry and domestic purposes. They ex- pressed themselves as very satisfied and pleased with the efficiency of the fittings. These fittings have been introduced in some of the houses erected recently"ly the Merthyr Corpor- ation. UNITED IRISH LEAGUE.—A meeting of the Robert Emmet (Merthyr) branch was held in the Trevethick Hall, on Sunday, Mr. D. Barry (president) in the chair. On the motion of Mr. D. Hennessy, seconded by Mr. Clifford, a vote of sympathy a.nd condolence was passed with Mr. T. Condon, M.P.. in his recent bereavement. It was unanimously decided to nominate Mr. D. Hennessy to a'8in represent Wales on the Executive Council for the coming year. A resolution was passed expressing gratification on the recovery from his recent illness of the Right Rev. Dr. Hedley, O.S.B., Bishop of the Diocese, and also congratulation on the 72nd anniversary of his birthday Three new mem- bers were enrolled. Votes of thanks were passed to the Editors of the Weekly Freeman and the Merthyr Express," for publishing reports of branch meetings. UNITARIAN MEETINGS.—The annual meetings in connection with the South-East Wales Unitarian Society were held at the West Grove Church, Cardiff, on Monday. The first meeting in the morning was for business. The secretary, the Rev. Simon Jones, of Swansea, read the annual report, which showed that over 60,000 people had bvicn addressed during the summer from the Unitariau van in different towns in South-East Wales and over E300 had been spent in missionary work. The Lay Workers' Union and Postal Mission reports were also read and indicated the progress made during the past year. In the afternoon Mr. Gomer LI. Thomas, of Merthyr, delivered the presidential address, and the Rev. Simon Jones contributed a paper on The Federation of our Welsh Churches," a discussion following. Subsequently the Rev. J. C. Street, of Shrewsbury, delivered a sermon on Our Liberal Religion and the Universal Church." Mr. Gomcr LI. Thomas presided over the evening meeting, when several interest- ing addresses were delivered. Rev. J. C. Street, Shrewsbury, spoke on temperance, and put the case very forcibly. Rev. T. P. Spedding, founder of the Unitarian Van Mission, spoke on Religion and Democracy," and said that the day of denominationalism, as they were told. might be at an end, but the day of definiteness was to come. They were still looking for a state- ment that would harmonise theology and science. He would not discard the Bible. Rev. Park Davies, Pontypridd, speaking on the progressive movement in modern theology, said the two most striking tendencies of the present day were the indifference of so-called religious people and the greater interest in theology shown by the so-called non-religious people. THE CAJrnPmLL y" CHEESE CASE.—At Merthyr County Court, on Wednesday, Mr. F. P. Charles referred to the case of Goodman v. the Wilts United Daries Coy.. which was an action brought by Mrs. Goodman, a grocer, carrying on business at Merthyr, to recover damages in respect of defective Caerphilly" cheeses supplied to her by the defendants. The learned advocate explained that at the January court an application was made by Mr. F. S. Simons, for the plaintiff, to vary an order made by the Registrar, directing his client to deposit f5 in court as security for costs.—After some argument his Honour declined to interfere with the order in so far as the amount was concerned, but he extended the time for payment of the deposit until the February court. The case was not, however, reached at that court, and it came on at the March court, when the plaintiff was awarded £1 damages, with costs. The Company for whom he appeared, considered the matter to be of great importance to them, affect- ing as it did to some extent their reputation as theese makers and seVers, and he had bee* instructed to apply for an order setting aside the proceedings, or in the alternative a new trial, on the grounds that the verdict was against the weight of evidence, and that evidence on behalf of the defendants was improperly rejected. With regard to the first point, Mr. Charles said that immediately after the case was decided by his Honour it was held by the Court of King's Bench, in the case of Porter v the London and Manchester Assurance Co., that the Judge had no power to vary an order made by the Registrar under order 12, rule 9, of the County Court rules, and that where the deposit was not duly made the action became auto- matically struck out.—After hearing Mr. Simons in opposition his Honour declined to set aside the proceedings or to grant a new trial, but he gave leave to appeal. THE WILLIAM HARRIS FOOTBALL CLUB.—In connection with this Club a dinner was held at the Central Hotel, on Thursday last. The employees of Messrs. William Harris and Co. formed an Association football club last autumn, and as a wind-up decided to have a dinner. There was a good attendance, comprising several of the employees, and also a few visitors. Mr. W. B. Harris presided, and after justice had been done to a splendid repast, toasts were proposed and heartily responded to. After the toast of The King" had been proposed by Mr. Harris, Mr. J. L. Griffiths proposed The President." In responding to the toast, Mr. Harris commented upon the good effects the formation of the club had had upon the men, inasmuch as it brought the various depart- ments more in touch with one another. Mr. Harris also urged the men to do their utmost for the continuance of the club. Although they had several obstacles to contend with, in the matter of ground and expenses, they should not be discouraged. He himself would do all in his power for the success of the venture. The report of the club's doings for the past season was given by Mr. McNaught. It stated that men had every reason to congratulate themselves on their success, having lost but two matches. This success was all the more appreciated when the treasurer's report showed a clear balance sheet.—Mr. Childs proposed The Vice-Presi- dents" in a very amusing manner, dwelling also upon the magnanimity of Messrs. Harris, and the great help they had been to the club. In recognition of Mr. W B. Harris's kindness the club unanimously presented him with a silver-mounted walking-stick. Toasts of The Club," "■ Visitors," and Press" having been proposed, a very enjoyable dinner was followed by a short miscellaneous programme, to which Messrs. Rees Price, Ben King, Bayliss, Smith, Lewis and Kegwin contributed. NATURE IS ARRAYED in all her g-Iory Follow tier example and array yourself in smart spring attire purchased at the Emporium of Fashion, R. T. JONES & Co 's. Market-square, Merthyi Tydfil.