iJj 1: ;q 1 13^2% "flltfakM ENGJLISH MADE 1 ■ *r THROUGHOUT. 1 J Folding Perambulator. I I 'I A Perfectly Built Baby Carriage. Easy to Run. Foliip into a Spaca of 6 inohoo. Can he Cirried up and down Stairs Easily4 fill xfc-r. ■ I 89, PONTMORL AIS "& PENYOARREN, I 9 I 3MCK3HTrMt"5TSai. wiwuiiii M "n I 3i£ w Hw—i—HimiIMPi"IIHI II IMH 1I>11 m"! "PI: :V.JGSGEGBBAA ♦ ♦*♦ »*♦ »*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*♦ >*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*♦ ♦% »*< »*« ♦*♦ »*♦ **+ ♦*♦ ♦*•* ♦*♦ »*♦ ♦*♦ ♦*» »*♦ V* V* *t# V V* *t* v" *?A *t* V1* ♦:♦ ♦:♦ + THE NEW DRAPERS, t v ♦ f Messrs. Bevan Br is | THE CIRCLE, TREDEGAR. 4> fi GREAT MILLINERY SHOw J | THIS WEEK, IN THREE WINDOWS. SPECIAL DISPLAY. j ♦5* Having just returned again from the Leading Markets with another show of all the ♦> LATEST NOVELTIES we ask for a visit. There has never been shown a_ larger ♦> variety of Millinery, and everything pertaining to Ladies' and Children's Wear in this Valley. We turn out the latest for the poorest or the richest at very low prices. We ask you to compare our prices, and we feel confident that you cannot do so well anywhere. y Our Representative in London is always in the market, therefore we are able to buy and sell very much Cheaper, which means money saved for you. If you have not yet v £ given us a trial make a special effort to do so, and you will go away with the determination to come again.- + X PLEASE NOTE:-Special Show of Costumes, Jackets, Lustre Coats and +;. j Children's Dresses, all of the Latest Styles, in our Showrooms. A visit this i week should interest you. y t BEVAN BROTHERS, THE CIRCLE, TREDEGAR. # # # # y^^wvvvvvvvvvvv wv ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦■♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ *♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ TREDEGAE COTTAGE HOSPITAL Whit-Wednesday, June 2nd, 1909, Grand Picnic & Fete In the Beautiful Grounds of BEDWELLTY PARK, f NOVEL SPORTS, MARATHON RACE, FANCY DRESS CARNIVAL, AMBULANCE COMPETITIONS, &c Refreshments at Nominal Charges. i Procession at 12 o'clock. Judging at 2 o'clock. Gates open at 1 o'clock. Band in attendance. TREDEGAR HORSE SHOW& PARADE WILL BE HELD ON Monday, June 28th, 1909. ims IN PRIZES. TROTTING AND GALLOWAY RACES. AMBULANCE AND TIMBERING COMPETITIONS. Schedules and Particulars from Secretaries :— J. DAVIKS, Coronation Villa. A. H. HICKS, Castle-street. Aberaman Horse Show MAY 24th, 1909. EIGHTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION At the Aberaman Park. FBESIDKMT DR. FINNEY. £ 200 in Cash Prizes. CIMMS for Driving, Riding, Jumping, Trotting, evening, and Yeomanry Turn-out. SCHEDULES READY. BEES, Secretary, Broad Oak, Aberaman. FRANK JELLEYMAN, TUNING AL- EXPERT. The Arcade, MERTHYR. THE ART UNION OF LONDON. 112, Strand, W.C. EVJERY SubscriWr. of One Guinea becomes enfcHled to an impiessfjja on' Jndia Paper of'a CHARMING ETCHING or to select from anions the naanv fine Engravings and Etchings previously issued by ths" Society, and also to the chance oi A PRIZE IN THE ANNUAL DRAWING, j For full particulars apply to the local agent, ISAAC WILKS, 14, Glebeland-street, Mertbyr. ——— < SERVANTS can easily be obtained by the use of a small Want Ad. in theae columns. State your requirements, and you will b scot oult"O « Spiritualist Council of Wales opened permanently at TREVETHICK HALL, MERTHYR, SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 9th, 1909, Afternoon 3 and Evening 6.30. Mr. ESSARY AND CLAIRVOYANT. MONDAY, AT 8 O'CLOCK, TREVETHICK HALL, Clairvoyance. "1 Too Late for Classification^ SERVANTS WANTED. ENERAL Servant wanted referain -Apply, Mrs. GENERAL Servant wanted referances.—Apply, Mrs, G J. M. Edwards. 2. Ovcrton-street, Dowlais. M 22
_H LOCAL INTELLIGENCE CONTINUED MOBGAXTOWX DISTRESS COMMITTEE.—The members of this: eommitte^. have received the sum of £ 1 10s from the distress fund of the South Wales Miners' Federation, towards the children's breakfast fund. DISTRESS AT CYFABTHFA.—In addition to the money already acknowledged towards relief of distress at Cyfarthfa, t7 18s. 6d. has been received from Dowlais, No. 12 Lodge of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers and Mechanics of South Wales and Monmouthshire, making the total receipts from different lodges f63 4s. 3d. OBITCABY.—The funeral, of Mrs. Thomas, the wife of Detective-Sergt. J. Thomas, took place at Cefn cemetery, on Thursday. The ry, greatest sympathy was expressed with Mr. Thomas, who is a most popular officer, by friends and comrades, and the obsequies were attended by a number of the borough police force (in plain clothes) headed by Chief-con- stable Wilson and Inspector Phillips. 1 SERVICES APPRECIATED.—A meeting was held at Zoar Chapel, on Tuesday night, when presentations were made 'to Mr. J. Johnson Thomas late of Lloyds Bank, Merthyr, and now of Lloyds Bank, Car dill. During his stay in Merthyr Mf. Thomas has been an active worker at Zoar. He. was presented by the Rev. J. Thomas with a gold chain and pendant. in handsome case, on behalf of the Zoar Boys' Brigade and the Girls' Gymnasium Class, in appreciation of his services as secretary during the past four years. He waS also presented by Miss Jones with a set of books, on behalf of his Sunday School class, The meeting was erw preceded by a tea, and afterwards an interesting programme was gone through, which included displays, etc., by the boys of the Brigade, and girls of the Gymnasium Class. Addresses were given by the chairman (Rev. J. Thomas), Mr. J. Beynon, Mr. T. Jenkins, and Mr. R. B. Lewis. MERCHED y DE.—On Wednesday evening a tea and social were held at Pantty wyll Vestry, and a large company sat down to tea. The. tables were presided over by Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Rees, Mrs. D. Jones, Mrs. Lloyd Jones, Mrs. Davies, and the Misses Bess and Lena Jones, After tea a musical programme was through ■oags being contributed by Miss Bronwen Davies and Miss Sophia Jones re itations by Miss Lena Joues and Miss May Evans, Masters T. Davies, Willie Jones and Mrs. Lewis. The accompanist! was^Miss H. M. Jotigs (Brecon-road). Dunn;' an interval Mi's..Tones jirqsented „Mra. and Miss Lewis wi$h volume^^of b^ilka,. on behalf of the brauch, 0a > their removal ■f>Co Dowlais. ¡' Mrs. Lewis, who was received with cheers, suitaoly acknowledged the gift. Mrs. Evans (Fenyrheol) expressed regret at the removal of the sisters from their midst. Mrs. Jones, president of the branch, occupied the chair. PRESENTATIONS.—Very interesting presenta- tions took place at the Cyfarthfa Works, on Thursday evening. The firsb was to Mr. Geo. F. Livsey, on the occasion of his leaving Cyfarth- fa Iron and Steel Works to take up the position of residential engineer at the Abereynon Col- j lieries. There was.a large attendance of the | recipient'* frienda co-«iujt>loy«^» TFEE[ presentation took the shape of a handsome! marble clock and bronze ornaments. Alderman John Harpur, cashier to Messrs. Crawshay Bros., presented the clock, and asked Mr. Livsey to accept it as a token of the esteem in which he is held. Speeches were made testifying to the regret felt at Mr. Livsey's leaving Cyfarthfa, and wishing him all success and prosperity in his new position.-Mr. E. R. James was also presented with a useful travelling portmanteau by his friends in Cyfarthfa, on r his leaving the district to take up a new position in Cornwall. Mr. James has been for the last ten years electrical engineer at the Cyfartbfa Works, and will be much missed by his friends. A very pleasant evening was passed, and numerous congratulations were showered upon! the recipients. The clock and bronzes were supplied by Mr. John Williams, jeweller, Arcade, Merthyr. OBITUARY.—We have to record the death of Mrs. Jane Davies, 13, Stuart-street, which took place on the 29th ult., at Llandovery, whither the deceased had gone the week previous to bury her sister. The funeral took place on Monday last at Cefn cemetery, and was largely attended by the principal residents of the town. The Rev. Ll. Davies, the curate of St. Tydfil's Church, of which deceased was one of the oldest members, officiated at the house and at the cemetery. In the front coach were the Curate, Messrs. Williams and Taylor (church- wardens), and Mx-. Adams. The bearers were the following sidesmen of the Church :Mess¡'. Jenkin Jones, John Davies, D. Davies, W- Williams, Robert Jones and W. Eva113- First mourning coach, Mr. and Mrs. parkins' Mr- and Mrs. Fred Lewis, and Clara, and Mr3 Edith Hughes; second coach, Messrs. Thomas, John, Daniel and Gus Jones and Mr. Willie James; third coach, Mr. and Mrs. Jones (Bargoed), Mr. and Mrs. Calvert and Mr. J. Jones fourth coach, Mr. Willie Lewis, Mr. James Williams, Mr. Mills and Mr. Edward Williams (Cefn) fifth coach, Mr. Jones, Mr. James and Mr. John ¡ Davies (Abercanaid). Wreaths were sent by St. Tydlil's Church, the teaching staff of old St. David's Girls' School, Mr. and Mrs. D. Davies (12, Stuart-street), Mrs. R. R. Davies, and Mrs. Jones and children (Llandovery). At the cemetery the lady members of St. Tydfil's were present, and the hymns, Nearer my God to Thee and Lead, Kindly Light," were very feelingly sung. PRESENTAITON TO THE PARISH CHURCH ORGANIST.—On Thursday evening the wor- shippers at the Parish Church had tea at the St. David's Boys' School, followed by a miscel- laneous entertainment. The organisers were Messrs. D. Hopkins and Charles Win ton. A large party had assembled, and the following ladies presided at the tables :—Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs. Evans, assisted by Mrs. Thomas, Sirs. Morgan, Mrs. Winton, Mrs. H. Jones and the Misses Thomas and Lewis prepared and arranged the good things for the tables. After tea Mrs. Hopkins, in a few suitable words, presented the organist, Mr. T. Richards, with a purse of gold- Mr. Richards haviDg thanked Mrs. Hopkins and the members for their handsome gift, the Rev. D. Jones, who presided, and who was supported by the Rev. T. Evans (Merthyr Vale), spoke of the valuable services rendered by the organist, and expressed a pope that he would be spared for many years to be their organist. The Rev. T. Evans also bore testimony to the good services of Mr. Richards. A short entertainmentf ollowed in which the following took part:—Mrs. Thomas, Miss M. Richards, Miss K. Jones and Messrs. Chas. Winton, Hanney, W. Richards and Master Willie Jones. Mr. T. Richards presided at the piano. Hearty votes of thanks were accorded to the ladies, Messrs. Hopkins and Winton, and all who had taken part in the entertainment. .——
The Merthyr Murder. It was reported, on Thursday, that the Home Secretary had given careful consideration to ail the circumstances of the case of Wzll. Joseph Foy, now lying under sentence. of death in Swansea Prison, but that he regretted he had failed to discover any grounds which would justify him in advising his Majesty to inter- fere with the due course of the law. Foy's father and sister paid their last visit to the condemned man in Swansea Gaol on Thursday afternoon. The sister is terribly grieved, but the father keeps up bravely. Foy has become resigned to his fate, and in a letter to his sister he says that he is "walking in the light of God." To-day (Friday) he will be bap- tised by the prison chaplain.
Lord Swaythling describes the Budget as "great and bold." The man found dead on the rocks in Mount's Bay in woman's clothing has been identified as a London solicitor, Mr. Dougla3 Pan ton, formerly !qf. 1
In and Out of the Merthyr County Borough Council. [By COUNCILLOR DA THOMAS.] It would appear that the Merthyr Board of Guardians has been captured by the ac;gTesni've Socialist element thereon. That they have had their own sweet way for 1/ome time has been patent to all. Their generosity in the matter of relief, and their extraordinary ideas of poor- law administration. has had disastrous results. as ratepayers are aware from increased demands. For the Merthyr parish alone, £8.847 wa., paid last half year; this year. no less a sum than £10.480 is demanded. The Assess- rnent Committee of the Union is the most im- portant section of that authority. It I, a sort of appellate court. and should be constituted of men acquainted with the value of property. The Committee is compo.-ed of twelve mem- nnd on Saturday last the Labour "Croup" Guardians elected their noble selves—seven of them. so as to be in a majority. Of that num- ber, four are public servants—schoolmasters to wit—whose stipends come from the rates. A pretty state of things, and what a change from the food old day? of Mr. G. T. Clark. Mr. R. H. Rhys, and other stalwarts. Comment is un- necessary. I wish to enter a protest arrainst the rcurvv- like treatment meted cut to the retiring mem- bev*. No regard whatever was paid to old and respected members; their past services did not 3"em worthy of rpcoprnirion, and they were jgominioudy rejected for school teachers and others of the cheekweigher cia-:s. Mr. E. Ed- wards. J.P.. Trebarris; Mi-. Dd. Evans, J.P., HirwAin; Mr D. Iluglie?, Ahrdnrc, and our ex- Alderman David Evan. have been old and faith- ful servants — gentlemen experienced in the work of the committee, and possessing more than ordinary knowledge of the value of differ- ent kinds of property. Their special qualifica- rions were apparently of no \'alue. The "Group" is going to rule the roost for twelve months—to the prejudice of the several par- ishes forming the Ln;on.. The Budget proposals are productive of much controversy excitement. The discussions in and out of the Pre"s lead us to anticipate that the imposition of thn new taxes mggestcd by Mr. Lloyd George will be a great advantage to County Conned^. I fervently hope this may be go for our 1oca) burdens have become fO oppressive that relief from any cjurrter is wel- corned. OnJv a few day-, before the introduc tion of the Chp.nc^'ior of j he Exchequer's great and complicated financial measure, the justices of Monmouthshire rejoiced that thanks to some paid by way of monopoly value for a new hconee-, the county's finances wcr, placed in a satisfactory position. The Monmouthshire J.P. s looked forward with deliilit to this source for augmenting the couniy receipts, but their jov ha«> baen a short-lived one, the Chancellor having decreed that aU such payments in the future shall go to the Imperial Exchequer. We still hope that counties, and particularly the County Borough of Merthyr, will benefit by the re-adjustment of taxes. Financial experts are decided acquisitions on our public authorities, but they know the business thoroughly, and be "au fait" with the subject. Even carping critics of the type of Mr. Rice are necessary, and occasionally do some good. The acquisition of Cyfarthfa Ca.tle and Park, universally acknowledged in the parish to have been good business, has given rise to some adverse criticism, initiated by Al- derman Berry. Mr. Berry, at recent meetings, has drawn attention m hi3 best declamatory style to what h-3 regards as the great loss to the parish arising from the non-completion of the bargain, and speaks about some JSll per week. We certainly are under obligation to pay interest from the date of the purchase, but let us look at the position of things in a fair and in its true light. Though the purchase has not been completed, the Council's officials, through the generosity of Mr. Crawshay, have been virtually in possession for months, and the work preliminary to conversion had gone on apace, and thus valuable time has been saved. For a moment, however, let us consider the real financial position. Presume the Council had been in actual possession months It would have had to pay the agreed upon sum by borrowed money.s-tho loan has bnen arranged—and in- terest thereon would have commenced from that very day. Besides, we should now be within measurable distancs of having to repay the first instalment of the Joan. loss presumed by Alderman Berry is not so great or so serious as he imagines. Has there been any actual loss? Some mathematical geniuv may possibly be able to prove that, instead of a. loss, there has been a. temporary gain to the parish by the delay in completion. The epidemic of application)-, for increases of salaries and wages—mark the distinction—con tinues. The fortunate, if not happy, employee of the Council with a grievance would be ie-s than a man if he did not. with the sympathetic "Group" Councillors, with a mission, and other pliable representatives, test the Council's almost unbounded generosity. What I complain of is that we are worried before we know anything about the applications. Friends and relatives assiduously canva-s members, and unduly pres. unreasonable claims. The Council's workmen, speaking generally, I consider, are at present treated fairly, and they are more advantageous- ly placed than their fellows in the employ of contractors and others. To talk about town rate of wages, and the rate paid by other Cor- porations is utterly beside the question. Coun- cil men have regular employment all the year round. If there was not an immense advan- tage to be under the Council, why such intense desire by masons and carpenters to get the few euch jobs? Sons succeeded fathers, and rarely do such workmen band in notices to better their positions. Mr Propert, the Government Auditor, has just terminated a. prolonged stay in the town, and the year of grace, 1909, will, so far as Merthyr is concerned, be a. memorable one in the records of his many visits. Who will. or can, readily forget Mr. John Mann's manly conduct, and his well-reasoned and vigorous- ly-expressed protect against what he considered to be legal irregularities on the part of Coun- cillors and officials. It is common knowledge that certain overseers have been surcharged for a certain payment they made. which th Auditor considered came within the scope of the recipient's ordinary duties. What has been the final determination I know not, but hope to inform your readers shortly. Tbsre are whimpers that Mr. Propert has written another report for the delectation of Merthvr's Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors. The whispers, so I di-covsred at tho Council's quarterly meeting on Wednesday, were true in substance and in fact; but this report was not forthcoming. Why, I know not, except it be that it is unpleasant reading for some people. A very long acquaintanceship with the way of conducting public business leads me to assert that important communications should be read at the very first meeting of the Council ad- dressed, and afterwards, possibly, referred to the committee identified with the subject of the Auditor's comments. It was admitted that such a report had been received. The Mayor proclaimed that it would ba considered by the Public Works Committee. The Town Clerk asserted that it would. in the first instance, be relegated to the Finance Committee. All well and good either committee will do; but make the report public, so that the ratepayers, in ad. dition to privileged Councillors, may know the Iate-=t and the true position of things. Such pub!icity would dispel many an idle rumour. The\ ravages caused at Aberfan by the recent storm: were again considered this week by the General Purposes Committee, an action being threatened against the Council by reason of certain acts attributable to its servant". In a lengthy explanatory exposition of how the damage arose, it was solemnly stated that "water is the common enemy." This sur- prising statement aroused tha risible faculties of some of the members, for it seemed so an- tagonistic to the public declaration of my tee- total colleagues, especially my pronounced neighbour in the Council Chamber—Council- lor Isaac Edwards—who vows (whether rightly or wrongly it is not for me to decide, for we disagree on the point) that "Beer, glorious beer, is the common enemy." "Rhydd i bob dyn ei farn, ac i bob barn ei llafar." Much thanks to the Local Government Board and its courageous President, the Right Hon. John Burns. There is no limif to the demands of the I.L.P. and its representatives when pub- lic expenditure is involved. No thought is given as to whether the pet scheme advocated will be a paying one or not. Municipalities must carry out necessary and unnecessary Im- provements, eo as to give labour, so called, a chance, and then we hear nauseating platitudes about the employment of direct labour, the pay- ing of certain rates of wages, etc., etc. These special pleaders for municipalising everything have not the slightest regard for direct rate- payers, for they are not such themselves. When they own dwellings, and possibly one or two houses, they are not so prominent in their ex- travagant municipal schemes of the unprofit- .able kind. This is the experience I have gained from an intimate connection with these individuals who pose and act as friends of their comrades, because they are paid for their advocacy. My approval of honest John Burna;. conduct arises from his promptitude in dealing and quashing one of the wild-cat schemes suggested at the Merthyr Council. It had been intended to make, to my mind, an illusory improvement under the old tramway at Pontmorlais-circus. It wa3 the construction of small lock-up shops by direct labour. If erected, It is my opinion they would not let, being on the wrong side of the thoroughfare; and, besides, there are too many shops already in the locality, and some of them to Jet. The Council has be?n spared an unprofitable speculation, for the Local Government Board has. positively declin- ed to grant sanction for the requisite loan. Building shops, if not dwellings, is outside the Council's sphere of operations. Quarterly Council meetings arc not very eventful gatherings. The business to be tran sacted is invariably of a formal character and promptly disposed of. The quarterly meetings, however, afford councillors an exceptional op- portunity for airing grievances and asking questions of officials, all by permission of the Mayor. Aldermen and councillors on such oc- casions vie with each other. Councillor Frank T. James, who persistently demands tho widen- ing of the dangerous canal bridge near Nanty- gwenith-street, was again to the fore. The work will be done some day. The new Oo-fn bridge was again mentioned, and blame for delay attachod to Brecon County Council.. Aldoirnmn. JQ« >y. Jones, erer 1Uj!9CDow- lais interests, was inquisitive as to the Pengarn- ddu sewerage question. Councillor John con- sidered that the like scheme for Swansea-road was of equal importance. Councillor Simons, alluding to recent legal decisions, dealt with the Great Western Railway Company's narrow and dangerous bridgo by Treharris Railway Station. A complete recital of projects—all, of course, of the first importance—would be wearisome. Tho Council has some work to go on with. Our Cardiff neighbours, so I read, have re- ceived a communication from the Board of Trade, suggesting the desirability, more es- pecially in the interests of the poorer classes. that every possible step should be taken to "ecure the enforcement of the statutory pro- visions with regard to the sale of bread by weight. I wonder if that marvellous states- man, Mr. Winston Churchill, has heard of the Merthyr Borough Corporation, and addressed a like eptlc to our representatives who have the enforcement of law as their special pro- vince. I have not heard of any such communi- cation. Head Constable Wilson's activity in certain directions painfully realised. Trades- men. other than bakers, receive an un- due amount of supervision. Cannot Head- Constable Wilson bestow, through his officials, a little more attention upon bakers and pur- veyors of bread for the sake of the always poor working man? it was pointed out at a meeting of the Health Committee on Wednesday evening that the Council were paying a public analyst for dealing with samples so as to detect evasions of the law. During the past quarter, some 30 such samples had been analysed, and one conviction only for adulterated milk had result- ed. The Council pays for 250 samples per an- num, and Councillor Simons considared that there should be more energy displayed in the collection of samples. Unofficially, the Health Committee was informed that there would bo no reason to ce?r>plain on this score in future, so bakers, butchers, chemists, grocers, licensed victuallers, and all who are within the purview of the Foods and Drugs Act carrying on business in the Borough, may expect an early visit from the Chief Constable or one of his duly accredit- ed subordinates. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Unwittingly, I have done a colleague an in- justice, so hasten to make the "amende honor- able." Councillor L. M. Jones complains that I d;d not mention him as one of who opposed the Clerk being granted per- mission to i retain the fees to be paid by the Taff Vale Railway Company for giving evidence. The division was declared to have been: 11 for permission, 5 against, and one neutral. I wa" certain that the five coun- cillors whom I named last week voted rgainst, so now Councillor L M. Jones must be included in those who protested against the Town Clerk's extra, making 11 for and 6 against.
Merthyr Health Committee. REFUSE DESTRUCTOR SCHEME DEFERRED. A meeting of the Health Committee of the Corporation was held on Wednesday, Coun. F. S- Simons presiding. It was agreed to advertise for a clerk of works for the new ward at the Mardy Isolation Hospital at a salary of £2 2s. 6d. per week. A sub-committee reported that they did not think the ground at Gellifaelog could be used for the erection of a refuse destructor owing to the excessive cost of haulage, and recom- mended that the engineer ascertain whether the coal and iron companies would take over and dispose of house refuse. They also recom- mended that having in view the enormous schemes in progess that the question of erect- ing 1t refuse destructor be deferred.—This was agreed to. — The Medical Officer (Dr. Dun- can) and Surveyor (Mr. T. F. Harvey) were ask- ed to report as to the possibility of the ground at Gellifaelog being used as a. refuse tip. Mr. Rees P Charles, borough analyst, report. ed that during the quarter ended 31st March he had received 20 samples of milk, of which 28 were genuine, and 2 were diluted. — The Chairman said the Analyst was paid a salary for analysing 250 samples per annum, which war- ranted 60 samplaa a quarter being sent to him. —Coun. D. John said that the Chief Constable had that day been given power to purchase all kinds of samples.—The Chairman's observa- tions ordered to bo conveyed to the ) Watch Committee. A Sufc-committee recommended that the Old Brecon-road Fever Hospital, now used for feed- ing the children. and as a practice room for the Municipal Band, be repaired.—Coun. Dan Thomas said the place was in a deplorable condition. The windows had absolutely fallen out for the want of a few screws. The condi- tion of the place was a scandal to the Corpora- tion.—Dr. Duncan said that up to within the last month or two the intention was to let the hospital go to pieces, as there was no further use for it, as the Council were going to pull down the place and turn the land into a. recrea- tion ground.—The work was ordered to be done. The Medical Officer reported that tecarlet fever was still prevalent in the district, but, for- tunately, the cases were mild. One case, noti- fied as typhoid, was admitted to the hospital from Troedyrhiw. Dr. Duncan recommended, and it was agreed, that closing orders be issued in respect of 42 and 43, The Cwm, Dowlais, and two houses in Ivv Bush-lane. He also recommended that Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 11, Mountain Hare, Noe. 15 to 20, Cocdcae, a No. 20, High-street, Caeharris, be declared unfit for habitation which was agreed to. Inspector Milton Thomas, in his report, stat- ed that during the last month he had, with Dr. Duncan, condemned and had destroyed 421bs. of beef. 46Ibs. of mutton, 60 of veal, 205 of liv- ers, 117 of lungs, and 12 of sausage; total, 4821bs. — Coun. H. M. Lloyd said that at a recent meeting of local butchers, it was stated that the meat condemned was not weighed, and he asked whether that was true.—Inspector Thomas admitted that the meat was not weigh- ed; it was only an approximate weight. — Coun. Dan Thomas: That's not fair. It should be weighed. Why say 2051bs. of livers? Why not make it 210?—The Clerk: Perhaps it was more. —Coun. Thomas: Always err on the side of mercy. Inspector H. LI. Jenkins reported that in his district the following meat had been voluntarily surrendered :—Beef liver, 361bs., mutton, 221bs. sheep livers, 481bs.; pork, 161bs.; pigs' lungs and livers, 271bs. Inspector Thomas reported that the repairs to Company-row, Penydarren, were nearly com- pleted, and the general cleanliness of the pre- mises had very much improved. It was reported that milk sellers, with one exception, had observed the rule of keeping covers on their milk cans, and it was agreed to warn tbe person in question. Inspector Jenkins reported overcrowding and dirty premises. No. 23, Mary-street, Dowlais, was occupied by a husband, wife, four small children, and six lodgers, a husband, wife and two children and six lodgers, a husband, wife, three children, and father of the wife, a total of 28 persons, with accommodation for 17. At No. 32, High-street, Dowlais (two rooms only), he found husband, wife, one child, mother of wife, and two men (relations); and at 33, Ivor- street, three rooms up and two down, he found two families and nine children and four lodgers —total 17—with accommodation for only nine persons.—Notices were ordered to be served. Chief Inspector J. T. Owen presented reports upon common lodging houses—the Woolpack, Old Canal House, and 38 and 39, Bridge street. The following extracts from what he saw be- tween twelve and o'clock in the morning ara interesting: — The Woolpack, Dynevor-street, Georgetown (twelve o'clock mid-night): Found the premises in charge of Fredk. Jones (deputy), who is not registered. There was a woman on the premises. Martha Palmer, who said she is employed to do all the clean- ing work.—Ths Old Canal House, Dynevor- treet, Georgetown (12.20): Found the premises in charge of James Murphy, a lodger. The registered deputy, Arthur Lewk, was not on the premises, but sleeping in adjoining pre- mises in the occupation of Mr. James, the registered keeper. In the cooking room on the ground floor there were four men, who were fully dressed, two sleeping on a settle, and two on the floor very near a considerably heated cooking apparatus. In consequence of the great heat and Jack of ventilation, the smell as wo entered the room was most offensive. In the kitchen we found four men, also fully dressed, two sleeping on the settle, and two sitting on benches. I asked them why they were not in bed, and they said "they had no bed to go to."—Nos. 38 and 39, Bridge-street (1 a.m.): In "Ticketers' room," at rear of No. bÖ, there were ten beds. one unoccupied. Two beds wero only about three teet from a very bright fire, with DO protection of any kind. On the ground floor there are two day-rooms. In one we found three men fully dressed, two sleeping on benches, and one sitting. In the other four men also fully dressed, three sleep- ing on benches. In No. 39, we found a, lodger, dressed, sleeping on a bench in front of the fire. Maximum number of lodgers on register, 58; total number on premises, 65. The last two mentioned houses are always kept in a clean condition, and as thir; is their first offence as regards overcrowding, a warning, I am con- vinced, would effectually put a stop to a recur- renoe of the same.—Notices were ordered to be served.
Whitsuntide Attractions at Merthyr A MONSTRE PROGRAMME. Merthyr, the one-time Metropolis of Wales, has for many years taken a back seat in the matter of providing attractions, at whi-ch many thousands of people could find amusement. Mr. Israel Price, however, has, with his usual en- terprise, organised a gigantic Fete and Gala, Sports and Horse Show, to be held in the Penydarren Park during the first three days of Whit Week. The events are too numerous to detail here, but a glance at our advertising columns will prove that the bait provided ought to be sufficient to draw many thousands of visi- tors to the town. Townspeople who have the interest of the borough at heart should rally round the promoter, and thus encourage him to even greater things.
A hearty welcome was given by the Lord Mayor of Bristol on Monday to the German Labour leaders, two of j(};wr.. made addresses in (stVWXRi
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.W_- MERTHYR TOWN COUNCIL. QUARTERLY MEETING. THE WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION SCHEME. Tha quarterly meeting of the Merthyr Cor- poranon was held at the Town Hall on Wed- nesday afternoon, the Mayor (Aid. A.- Wilson) presiding. There were also present, Aid. D. W. Jones, J. Harpur, Ivor Abrahams, T. J. Evans, J. M. Berry, Rowland Evans, Coun. J. Davies (Cyfarthfa), R. P. Rees, Chas. Griffiths, Isaac Edwards, F. T., James, F. Pedler, F. S. Simons, Dan Thomas, D. Phillips, L. M. Jones, D. J. Lewis, W. G. Marsh, Dd. Jones, Thos. Williams, Wm. Jones, and Wm. Lewis. WATER SUPPLY TO GAS WORKS. Upon the minutes of the Waterworks Com- mittee coming up for adoption, Coun. Isaac Edwards drew attention to the following in the Surveyor's report :Water supply to new Gas Works, The Willows, Merthyr.—With re- spect to the revenue to be derived from the sale of water to the Merthyr Gas Company so far as I am aware there will not be much diff- erence in the quantity of water consumed at the new gas works as compared with the present consumption, as it is intended to stop the manufacture of gas at the old works; but pro- bably the revenue will be slightly increased. The company, I understand, intend building a few workmen's dwellings, and there are two existing cottages on the ground. If water were laid on for these houses, the domestic supply would be an addition to the revenue. It appears to me that the Corporation should lay the main to the company's boundary, and that a meter should be fixed at this point to measure all the water consumed, including that to the houses. The cost of the necessary length of 3-inch main would amount to about £ 45. The Committee recommended that the Coun- cil decline to extend their main except at the expense of the company. Coon. Edwards aisked the reason.—Coun. D. John (chairman of the Committee) said the Committee thought tht Gas Company ought to pay ten per cent. of the' capital outlay.—Coun. Simons said, he was told that the main if laid would be a most lucrative investment, as the company, besides taking their ordinary supply of water would require still more water for houses they were about to erect.—Coun. Isaac Edwards moved that the report be referred back to Committee. To- day, the Gas Company, he said, paid 245 a year for water, and when the works were re- moved to the Willows, they would pay a larsrer sum. If the Council did not extend the main the Gas Company would sink a well.—Coun. W. Lewis (Treharns) seconded the amendment, which was carried. A MISAPPREHENSION. The Town Clerk said he had received the draft schemes under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act for the County of Glajnorgan and for the Countyi Borough of Merthyr. He would forwaxd a copy of the Merthyr scheme to the members, but the county scheme could be seen at the Post-office, and any objection must be laid within two months.—Coun. F. S. Simons said he considered the majority of the Coun- cil were in rather an invidious position. The Committee who formulated the scheme consist- ed of representatives of the Council and others, and he thought those who were members of the Council should have given their co-members an intimation of what was ~oing on, and not have let the Town Clerk tell them that they could raise an objection now that the schemes were prmted. lIe felt that the Council had been ignored; not only so, but perhaps some of the members could have rendered some assistance in the drafting of the Merthyr scheme.—Aid. Berry: What is the object of bringing these schemes before us?—The Town Clerk replied that he had been asked to do so by the Board or Education. The members for Merthyr on the Joint Committee were Aid. D. W. Jones, Aid. E. Morrell, and Mr. Arthur Daniel, and the Committee was a statutory body.—Aid. Berry: But they haven't power to bind us.— The Town Clerk: They bind the whole of the inhabitants of the Borough.—Coun. Dan Tho- mas We are discussing a matter we know no- thing of. As a matter of fact there may be no- thing in the scheme we object to.—Coun. F. T. James moved that the matter be referred to the Education Committee to consider.-Coirn. Isaac Edwards seconded, and said there was a strong feeling with regard to the Municipal Secondary School as to what position the County School would be in.—Aid. D. W. Jones said there was some misapprehension. The Committee was ap- pointed at the request of the Board of Educa- tion in order to carry out a certain statutory duty. They had to negotiate with representa- tives of the county, but they had no authority at all to divulge anything that was going on. The Board of Education rtself drafted the scheme, which was not authorised to be pub- lished until now, when it was time to what was known as "to receive it."—Coun. Simons replied that he was under a misapprehension; he was "'0 told that the scheme had been drafted by the Town Clerk.—The resolution was carried. RECREATION GROUND FOR TREHARRIS. The Mayor said that sometimo ago a farmer at Treharris offered to let the Council a field behind the waterworks at Treharris, which children might use as a pleasure ground, for B10 a year, but with a proviso that adults should not go there. He had seen the farmer, and had got him to consent to let the field, which meas- ured four acres, for £ 6, with the proviso with- drawn, and if the Council accepted the offer the Cyfarthfa Band might give concerts there. -On the motion of Coun. Isaac Edwards, se- conded by Aid. D. W. Jones, the offer was accepted. BOATING AT CYFARTHFA PARK. The Town Clerk said he had received only one tender for the right of letting boats for hire on the Cyfarthfa Castle Pond.—Coun. Dd. John said he knew several people who had been watching the "Merthyr Express" for the ad- vertisement, but so far it had not appeared in that paper.—The Town Clerk replied that the advertisement was only inserted in the Car- tliff and Hereford papers.—On the motion of Aid. J. Harpur, the Clerk was authori-ed to advertise for tenders in the "Merthyr Express." BRIDGE AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. Coun. F. T. James asked when the work of reconstructing Bethesda-street bridge would be commenced—The Surveyor said there was a c;reat deal of work in hand. The subway at Pentrebach jbftd been eooij^leted^ Pontajorlais ¡ improvement had, been started, and he hoped to start the bridge in a month's time. Aid. D. W. Jones asked when the work ol sewering Pengarnddu would be commenced. This, he said, was promised ten years ugo.—Tha Surveyor said this was rather a large undertak- ing. and so far a scheme for carrying out the work had not been completed.—The Mayor: 1 have not heard it mentioned since I have been a member of the Council.—Aid. Jones: That shows how old it is. Ald. J. M. Berry asked when a report would be presented upon the opposition to the Cardiff Water Bill, showing the cost.—Aid. Jones: If will come up in due course. I believe it will 1'(1 found that the Parliamentary Committee hava done the utmost in their power to protect the .1\. terests of the Borough, and I think discussion had better be adjourned until we get the re- port.—Aid. Berry: I quite agree, but [ ihini we shall differ when the report comes tlp- The Mayor: Most of you saw in the paper* what took place. Coun. Dd. Jones asked when Aberfan new bridge would be started, and the Surveyor said it would be done in due course. Coun. Dan Thomas: What about Ccfzv Bridge?—Coun. D. Jones: That's coming UIl, too.—Coun. Dan Thomas: I heard of Ct;l'n Bridge before you were born.—The Sur^yot said the Brecon County Council were "7Va.;jU for sanction to obtain a loan for their concc;ha-. tion. The Company had been ready to proceed since November, and unless the Brecon (ountv Council were hurried, the work would have to be delayed until next year. Aid. Rowland Evans asked the Surveyor th6 reason of the stoppage of the water down the valley.—Mr. Harvey replied that the whoig ol the water supply had been interfered wxc > ow j ing to the scraping of the mains. j Coun. Isaac Edwards called attention to the great dust nuisance in the streets at Dowlais, and was told to complain to the Public W o Committee. ■»
TERRITORIAL FORCE. ORDERS FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 15TH, 1909. 5TH BATT., THE WELSH REGIMENT. Merthyr Detachment. Programme of work for fourth week: Monday (Merthyr) < N.C.O.'s Instruction, 8 p.rL Tuesday (Dow. lais): Company and recruit training, drill or der, 8 p.m. night men, 10 a.m. Wednesday (Merthyr):Company and recruit training, Drill order, 8 p.m.; night men, 10 a.m. Thursday (Dowlais): Recruit training, 8 p.m. Friday (Merthyr): Recruit training, 8 p.m. For duty Major F. T. James, V.D., Sergt. W. R Da.vies. i Corpl. J, Evans. Bugler T. H. Goldsworthy* Next for duty: Capt. D. C. Harris, Serpt. W. Davies, Corpl. J. R. Richards, Bugler H. A. Jones.—Frank T. James, Captain and Hon. Major, V.D., commanding Merthyr Dete ment, 5th Batt. the Welsh Regiment. BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION. Cefn (G Company).—Monday: Recruits drill, 7.30 p.m. Wednesday: Company train in: 7.45 p.m.; band to attend. Thursday: Company training for night men, 10 a.m.: recruits drill, 7.30 p.m. Friday: Signalling class, 7.45 p.m.- C. Ilore Ruthven, Captain, Officer Commanding G Company, Brecknock Battalion. i
Theatre Royal, Merthyr. "Idols," which is being presented at tn4 theatre this week by Miss Emma Hutchinson and Mr. Percy Hutchinson's company, is 4, most effective piece, and of absorbing interest. The story has lost nothing in the staging, but is told in a natural and impressive way, which rivets the attention of the audience throughout* Ireno Merriam is a loveable character, and H difficult one to play, particularly in the assiz< court scene, where she perjures herself to sav4 an innocent man's life: in this Miss Edyth Goodhall displays histrionic gifts of a higt" order, and their effective use gives a fine pictnren of a good and noble woman. Hugh Coleman i is a part which particularly suit" Mr. Herbert Ford, and Mr. A. B. Imeson plays Gerard Merriam with good judgment. As Minna Hart Miss Moyra Creegan is very successful, and the other parts are all in capable hands, of whom Mr. Frank Powell's Jacob Hart, and Mr. Alfred Ibberson's Saunders deserve special mention. The whole production bears the usual mark of retinement in both play and players, particu- larly players, which we are always accustomed to associate with the presentations of thil management. For next week Mr. Michael Morton's latest comedy, My Wife," is announced, direct from the Haynvarket Theatre, London, presented by Mr. Stanley James' company, including ME C. H. Croker-King and Miss Mary Carnegy This will be preceded nightly by an origin* one.act play, The Vengeance of Jim."
Merthyr Northern Union Club. As will bs seen from an advertisement else* where tenders are being invited for tho laying | out of College Field for next season. It is propcsed to level the playing area, and other- wise improve the ground, and there is some idea, of erecting dressing rooms, etc. j Already the committee are making arrange* ments for next season. Most of the players who have turned out during the past season have agreed to "sign on," and efforts will be made to .strengthen the team. An attractive fixture list is to be arranged. Application has been made to the Union officials for as many matches as possible with North clubs-two a week if thay can be arranged. It has also been decided to enter the Northern Union Cup competition in addition to the Northern League.
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