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-=- THEATRE MI ROYAL, Lesees THE SOUTH WALES ENTERTAINMENTS Co. MONDAY, MAY 10th, and during the Week. Mr. STANLEY JAMES'S COMPANY, including Mr. C. H. CROKER-KING and Miss MARY CARNEGY, in MICHAEL MORTON'S Latest Comedy— [ MY WIFE. | DIRECT FROM THE 1IAYMARKET THEATRE, LONDON, preceded by "THE VENGEANCE OF JIM," An Original One-Act Play, founded on a Story, by OWEN OLIVER and STANLEY KILLBY. Doors Open 7.15. Commence 745. Circle, 2s. Stalls, fs. 6d. Pit, Is. Gallery, 6d. DOWLAIS CHAMBER OF TRADE Fiat EISTEDDFOD, In the Dowlais Schools Playground, WHIT MONDAY, 1909. Musical Adjudicators—DAN PRICE, Esq,, Prof. R.C.M., London. DAVID THOMAS, Esq., M.A., Mus. Bac., Swansea. OYER £105 IN PRIZES. MALE VOICE CHOIR, £45. CONGREGATIONAL, £25. JUVENILE £10 VOCAL SOLOS, £2 2, EACH. Substantial Prizes for Instrumental Solos, Penillion Sinking, Musical Composition, Ambulance Timbering, and other Contests. Programmes, 2d., Post Free, from the Gen. Sec. Mr. David Rees, Ormonde, House, Dowlais. GWJHJSTT CHAIR EISTEDDFOD HYMNBY, MON. WHIT.WPPOAY, JUNE 1st, 1909. L- -fi (a) "All Men. all Things." AIAM -c l (b) "Cwsg, Filwr, Cwsg," cbsOO Second Choral "Daybreak" £20 Male Voices "Voice of the Torrents" £25 Ladies' Choirs U Yr Haf" £15 Juvenile Choirs "Haste not, Rest not" £10 Boys' Choirs Tiger, Tiger" £5 Pryddest "Anian" Prif Draethawd "Dyfodol Uymru" £3 3 0 SOLOS, TWO GUINEAS EACH. Quartette, Duet, Cywydd, Can, Englyn, Translation, JRecitations, Mining, Ambulance, Wand Drills, &c. Full particulars in Programme, Price 2d., from the Secretary, I. W. EDWARDS, THE TERRACE, RHYMNEY. THE EVENT OF THE SEASON GRAND. CHAIR EISTEDDFOD AND CONCERT at BRECON, MAY 17, 1909. t; ,«00D ENTRIES FOR MALE VOICE, MIXED and JUVENILE COMPETITIONS, Vocal and Instrumental Solos, Duetts, etc. GRAND EVENING CONCERT AT 7.30, for which Madame HUGHES-THOMAS'S Celebrated WELSH LADIES' CHOIR has been engaged. This World-renowned Choir has had the honour of singing before Their Majesties The KING and Qunx, and has only recently returned from a rnosa Successful Tour in the United States. SPECIAL EXCURSION LATE TRAIN after the Concert to PENGAM, MERTHYR, FARES. DOWLAIS, and all Intermediate Stations. For full particulars see Official Programme, now ready, post free 3d. Company's Bills. OSCAR WATKINS, Secretary, Brecon. The New Park, Pontypool. WHIT MONDAY & TUESDAY, May 31st & June 1st, 1909. Monstre FETE. Fnur ADn I P F n n I <1M the Great ContinentalAerial Cyclist and High Diver. The most tu WflKU J' rillUUIOn, Sensational Act of its kind in the World. wJv'Sou. Kauffman Troupe chJL* Lady Cyclists,« Pastimes on a Battleship. GRAND BALLOON ASCENT an DESCENT by CAPTAIN SPENCER. HERR PONCHERY and LA BELLE ROSE, Monarchs of the High Wirg. WOOLFORD'S CIRCUS, with their Wonderful Performing Ponies, Dogs, and Donkeys. The BOB HANLON TROUPE, in their Graceful Performance on the Aerial Bars. The CHANDON TRIO, Aerial Slack Rope and Teeth Performers. CAPALDI BROTHERS, Laughable, Comical, Musical Clowns. The LES VALDOS, the Great Eccentric Comedy Knockabouts. The BROTHERS MARLANDS, with their world-renowned Punch and Judy, and Dog Toby. VE OLD ENGLISH FAIR, comprising Round-abouts, Cokernut Shies, Up-to-Date Cinematograph Show, &c., by arrangement with Mr. Marshall Hill, Bristol. Amateur ATHLETIC SPORTS, Donkey and Sack Races. Over JB50 in Prizes. Horse Competitions, Whit-Tuesday, £ 150 in Prizes a,,i-stufforSc1;;lteuco;1'. DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. WHIT-MONDAY-SPORTS, 120 Yards Flat Handicap (Open) Prizes Value £5 5 0 220 Yards »• 5 5 0 440 Yards" 4 m 5 5 0 220 Yards Boys' Flat Handicap (open tjo Boys within a radius of 3 Miles) (> 10 0 Half-Mile Flat Handicap (Open) 5 0 0 One Mile Walking Race (Open) 4 4 0 Sack Race (Open to Boys under 1/ years of age). 0 15 0 Must bo 4 Starters, Ri.nn«rs to find their own Sacks. Entrauce Feo, 6d. Donkey Race (Open). No Entrarco Fee. -v 10 0 t 11;0 Second and Third Prizes. MERTHYR AND DISTRICT MAY HORSt SHOW AND PARADE. PENYDARREN PARK, Thursday, May 20, 1909. £150 in Prizes for Riding, Driving, Jumping — Trotting & Galloway Classes. A SPLENDID AFTERNOON'S ENJOYMENT. The CEFN TERRITORIAL BAND DUFF SE.14E:C't1QN OF MUSIC ¿ .11 dUflng tho day, JUDGING TO COMMENCE ABOUT 12 :50. Admission to Park, ls, Enclosure, 6d. extra. Children, Half-Price. Schedules and all Particulars from the Secretary— W. T. JONES, 50, High Street, Mertihyr, iOOK OUT FOR THE GREATEST EVENT OF THE SEASON TROEDYRHIW DOC SHOW AND SPORTS, JUNE 12th and J.4th, 19D3. 52 Classes* fov DØgii. Also PROFESSIONAL FOOT RACES. w G41!!]Z88. 3rf 12n "v « £ S, d, £ a. d. £ a. d. Yards,' Flat Handle^), Open g5 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 880 •• II, 8 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 120 xt" MI 6 0 0 8 0 0 10 0 300 Nov icq tti 0 Q 1 10 0 1 0 o 100 „ >• 4 0 0 1 10 o 10 0 •• I) Years of Age 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 5 0 gc, Handicapper—Mr, TED LEWIS, Pontypridd. ^WlC'4 Iimry Fom« HOW leady, Ap^ly to Sc-oieUuy- DAVID PAYlfis?, 17, ikidge Iw^jrrbiw, Glan., R,S<0« DAVID VA VIE, 17, ikidge j;,)U1 Iw^jrrbiw, Glan., ..L9. PENYDARREN PARK, MERTHYR TYDFIL, WHIT-MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, May 31st, Juno 1st and 2nd, 1909. THE FIRST ANNUAL MONSTRE FETE AND GALA, SPORTS AND HORSE SHOW The following Artistes have been engaged at great expense: DON PEDRO, The Modern Blondin. THE ALEXANDRE TRIO—The sensational Flying Trapeze/Act. Lieut. CHARD'S DOG CIRCUS. Prof. MANLEYS ROYAL PUNCH & JUDY. The CARLSENS. The MEZZETTIS. The RICHARD'S TRIO COMEDY ACROBATS. The THREE CYCLING CYCLISTS. The AMIO TRIO. Whit Monday & Tuesday-PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC SPORTS Including a £ 50 Sprint open to the World. Galloway and Trotting Ennts-Ncarly £ 200 in Cash Prizes. Whit-Wednesday—HORSE SHOW £ 200 in Cash Prizes and Championship Classes. Single and Double Harness. Riding and Jumping Classes. Gallaway and Trotting Events. The following celebrated Bands have been engaged—Whit-Monday, The Battalion Band of the Breck- nock Territorial Rest, Conductor, Mr. Ki. Cunningrton Whit-Tuesday, Aberclarc Town Prize Band. Conductor, Mr. J. Manlcy; Whit-Wednesday, Cyfarthfa and Merthyr Municipal Band, Conductor. Mr. George Livsey; also an Orchestral Band. A Grand Display of Fireworks by Messrs. W. & J. Wilder, will conclude each evening. ABMISSION, Is. For particulars of cheap excursions see Railway Company's Bills. Gates open at 11. Commence at 12. Schedules and Entry Forms now ready. Tenders invited for Refreshment Tents, Sweet and Fruit; Stalls, etc. For spaces apply ISRAEL PRICE, Secretary, lemperance Hall, Merthyr. Look out for DRILL HALL ATTRACTIONS. PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, THE WALK, MERTHYR. PRBACHBR NEXT SUNDAY- REV. J. LLOYD WILLIAMS (PASTOR) Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Market Square Congregational Church. I MUSICAL SERVICE. On Sunday Evening, May 16th the CHOIR of the above Church will I render the CANTATA, entitled — "CHRIST AND HIS SOLDIERS." Book of Words 2d. each. SERVICE TO COMMENCE AT 6 P.M. The 21st Annual EISTEDDFOD WILL BE HELD AT Caerphilly Castle RECENTLY VISITED BY ROYALTY (By kind permission of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Bute), on WHIT-MONDAY, MAY 31, 1909. COMPETITIONS Chief Choral, Great and Wonderful," jBM, and Gold Medal. Male Voice Choirs, The Reveille," J525. and Gold Medal. Juvenile Choirs, "A Shepherd's Lullabv,615. Vocal and Instrumental Solos £ 1 lis. 6d. each. Poetry and Recitations. Good Prizes for Ambulance Teams. CHEAP TRAINS FROM ALL PARTS. ,I Programmes ld. each. to be had of the Secre- tary, Mr. J. D. HUGHES, Rhosynfa, Caerphilly. PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF POtT NEATH. VAUGHAN. THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL Chair EISTEDDFOD will be held at the above place (in a Spacious Pavilion) on SATURDAY, JULY 3rd, 1909 ADJUDICATORS-Mnsic: Mr. D. W. LEWIS, F.T.S C., Brynaman, and Mr. R. D. H. PRICE. L.T.S.C., Swansea. Litera- ture—Mr. LL. GRIFFITHS, Cwmavon, and Mr. LEWIS DAVIES, G. and L., Cymraer. CHIEF EVENTS- Mixed Choirs, "Ar Don o FIaen Gwyntoedd (Parry), not under 50 voices, lOB. to each unsuc- cessful Conductor £ 15 Male Voice, Martyrs of the Arena," not under 35 voices zio Juvenile Choir, The Stream and the Flower (T. Price), for Children under 16 years of age JM 48. Drum and Fife Bands, Own Selection L4 4s. Solos, each JBI Is. Competitions for Ambulance. Ode, Essay, Reci- tations, Questions on Coal Mining, etc. For full particulars see Programmes, now ready, lgd. by post, from Mr. R. J. HQGHES, 46, High-st., Glynneath. Chairman of Committee: Mr. B. HARRIES, Green- wich House, Glynneath. New Public Hall, Aberdare. FREETHOUGHT. MR. G. W. FOOTE, LONDON (President of the N.S.S., Editor of "The Freethinker") will deliver tr-t 'W VT TB?* <SS 3E. M 0 W XY i-R. M M ON SUNDAY, MAY 9th, 1909. SUBJECTS: 2 30 p.m -The Moral Failure of Christianity." 6.15 p.m.—"GOD and Humanity." Discussion earnestly invited. Admission Silver Collection. NATIONAL PAGEANT OF WALES. CARDIFF, JULY 26 to AUGUST 7, 1909. EHWYSG HANES CYMRU! THRILLING EPISODES HISTORIC COSTUMES GREAT NATIONAL SPECTACLE on a Scale never before attempted in the Principality. Th« TWNRIWO OFFICE at PAGEANT HOUSE is Now OPEN to all Guarantors. The Booking Office will he open to the General Public on MONDAY, MAY 10th, when Plans of the Grand Stand may be inspected. Reserved Seats-2116, 5/ 7/6, and 10/6. Performances-July 26-31, at 2 30 p.m. August 2-7, at 7.30 p.m. A. W. SWASH, Hon. See.. Paveant House, Cardiff. ABERGAVENNY. Whit-Monday, May 31st. Great Open Pony Races, Trotting Handicaps, and Timbering Competition. Whlt-Tueaflay, June 1st. Great Athletic Festival (Under A.A.A. and N.C.U. Rules) and Open Pony Races. SPECIAL CHEAP TRAINS. Entry Forms frorn- Z. WHEATLEY, Hon. See,, Abergavenny. p- :c' GOLDEHRETURNS I Facsimile of OrtfOmce Packet. j Archer's Golden ns Xha P«r(eetloa of Pill, Tobiaaa. (JooL flw.. «*n l'AQV.A1<1'. 4i _IL. ,J!L. I.I! III Ji. ,n mum ■mil! J. GRAY & SON, FLORISTS AND SEEDSMEN, MERTHYR, FIRST PRIZE WINNERS at MERTHYR and TROEDYRHIW for BEST WREATH, BOUQUET, and LADY'S SPRAY A large variety of ARTIFICIAL WREATHS From 5s. upwards also a good I selection of FLOWER & VECETABLE SEEDS in Stock. Merthyr Express Diary. I All fixtures advertised in the" Express" will he 1 included in the diary free of charge. Sunday, MAY 9. Anniversary, IVor Church, Dowlais; also 8th. Anniversary Castle Sstreet Church Tredegar, Bentley's HaH, Merthyr-Spintualism. Lecture Aberdare—Mr. G. W. Foote's tu, ± t» Monday, MAY 10. Iheatre Royal, Merthyr—Mv Wife." TvT ?u EFAberdare-Variety. Trevethick Hali, Merthvr—Spiritualism. Palace, Ebbw Vale—"Held in Bondage." Chair Eisteddfod at Bargoed. AT • 1 r. • Sunday, MAY 16. Musical Service at Market-vquare, Merthyr. v ..Monday. MAY 17. Uhair Eisteddfod at the Market Hall, Brecon. Monday, MAY 24. Aberaman Horse Fair „ ^hit-Monday, MAY 31. i £ P°rts. ar)d Horse Show at Merthyr; also luesday and Wednesday. Chamber of Trade Eisteddfod at Dowlais. M on Si,re Fete, Pontypool Park; also Tuesday. etc-> a<- Abergavenny. Eisteddfod at Caerphilly Castle. T,, Tuesday, JUNE 1. RhymneY-Gwent Chair Eisteddfod. Ureat Athletic Festival, Abergavenny. Saturday. JUNE 12. Ircedyrhiw Dog Show and Sports; also Monday4 Monday, JULY 26 to Saturday, AUG. 7. IN agonal Pageant of Wales at Cardiff. AT Thursday, MAY 20. Merthyr May Horse Show and Parade. Monday, JUNE 28. Tredegar Horse Show and Parade. Saturday, JULY 3. Chair Eisteddfod at Ponfeeathvaughan. Notice to Subscribers. Tnree editions of tlie" M er/hur Express" are. printed eperllweek one for the Aberdare Val ley from Hirwain to Abercynon; one for the Bot- ough of MerUiyr Tydfil and East Glamorgan; and one' for JJ'est Monmouth, inclusive of the Rhymney Valley. Subscribers in one district desirous of obtaining the edition in another district can be supplied toiih it through their regular agents by sending a post card to the publisher, Glebeland- street, Merthyr, intimating their wishes and nanu. ing the agent.

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