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THEATRE AHift ROYAL, MERTHYR. Leeeea THE SOUTH WALES ENTERTAINMENTS Co. MONDAY, MAY 17th, and during the Week. J. BANNISTER HOWARD and ALEXANDER LEIGHTON present GEORGE MUSGROVE'S COMPANY In the Great London Success < p. 'I I THE B Belle of New York I L J A MUSICAL COMEDY IN TWO ACTS By HUGH MORTON and GUSTAVK KERKElt. FULL AND POWERFUL CHORUS AND AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA. Doors Open 7.15. Commence 7 45. Oircle, 2s. Stalls, Is. 6d. Pit, Is. Gallery, Gd. DOWLAIS CHAMBER OF TRADE I%rm-s -0- -w-ft, a I Fi £ l« EISTEDDFOD, In the Dowlais Schools Playground, WHIT MONDAY, 1909. Musical Adjudicators-DAN PRICE, E?q,, Prof. R.C.I., London. DAVID THOMAS, Esq., M.A., Mus. Bac., Swansea. OYER S105 IN PRIZES. WALE VOICE CHOIR, £ 45. CONGREGATIONAL, £ 25. JUVENILE £ 10 VOCAL SOLOS, £ 2 2s. EACH. Substantial Prizes for Instrumental Solos, Penillion SiDging, Musical Composition, Ambulance Timbering, and other Contests. Programmes, 2d., Post Free, from the Gen. See. Mr. David Rees, Ormonde, House, Dowlais. GWEHT CHAIR EISTEDDFOD HYHNEY, MON. WHIT-TUESDAY, JUNE 1st, 1909. Chief Chora! -$- £ 100 Second Choral "Daybreak" £ 20 Male Voices "Voice of the Torrents" £25 Ladies' Choirs "Yr Haf" £15 Juvenile Choirs "Haste not, Rest not" fio Boys' Choirs "Tiger, Tiger" £ 5 Pryddest 66 Aniati 21 £ 5 a Cliadair Gwent Prif Draethawd "Dyfodol Cymrvi" £ 3 3 0 SOLOS, TWO GUINEAS EACH. Quartette, Duet, Cywydd, Can, Englyn, Translation, Recitations, 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. GOOD ENTRIES FOR MALE VOICE, MIXED and JUVENILE COMPETITIONS, Vocal and Instrumental Solos, Duetts, etc. 4; Y, f GRAND EVENING CONCERT AT 7.30, for which Mada.me 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 QUIltN, and has only roomily returned from a most 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. or M -A ir va,ft AM TWT Monstre FETE. EDWARD J- REDDISH, Th"DMt Kauffman TroupeCh„«toB Lady Cyclists,6 B RI N N, in his sensatrtîlerformance, Pasti mes on a Battleship. entitled: GRAND BALLOON ASCENT aDL»ESCKNTJbyTE CAPTAIN SPENCER. HERR PONCHERY and LA BELLE ROSE, Monarchs of the High Wire. 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. YE OLD ENGLISH FAIR, comprising Round-abouts, Cokernut Shies, Up-to-Date Cinematograph Show, «Scc., 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 totefi!?.,or DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. WHIT-MONDAY-SPORTS, 120 Yards Flat Handicap (Open) Prizes Value jE5 5 0 220 Yards 5 5 0 440 Yards It 5 5 0 220 Yards Boys' Flat Handicap (open to Boys within a radius of 3 Miles) It 1 0 0 Half-Mile Flat Handicap (Open) It 5 0 0 One Mile Walking Race (Open) 4 4 0 Sack Race (Open to Boys under 14 years of age) •" ••• „ 0 15 0 Must be 4 Starters, Runners to find their own Sacks. Entrance Fee, 6d. Donkey Race (Open). No Entrance Fee. »• 1 0 0 Also Second and Third Prizes. t. MERTHYR AND DISTRICT MAY HORSE SHOW AND PARADE. PENYDARREN PARK, Thursday, May 20, 1909. M150 in Prizes for iding, Driving, Jumping i Trotting & Galloway Classes. A SPLENDID AFTERNOON'S ENJOYMENT. %Tn will play Choice SELECTIONS OF MUSIC The CEFN TERRITORIAL BAND during the day. JUDGING TO COMMENCE ABOUT 12 30. Admission to Park, ls. Enclosure, 6d. extra. Children, Half-Price. Schedules and all Particulars from the Secretary- W. T. JONES, 50, High Street, Merthyr. TREDEGAR VALLEY. THOMAS JONES, Accountant, Auditor, House and Estate Agent. r Books Posted and Audited. Rents vj? Uebts Collected. Bankrupts Statements of A"airs. Arrangement with Creditors Agent for Chief Life, l'ire and Accident lnsuraneo <"ri!??p?.nics. Secretary to the Tredegar and Dis- lct ennanent Money Society. ofocc-86. Commercial Street. Tredegar TONG & COBON, AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS. GTFAUERS BROKERS, &e. IIZAD OIRFICZ:- Auction Chambers, Brynmawr. T*L. P.O. 18. Sales of every description arranged for with prompt settlement. Valuations for Trrmsf^r, Probatp, or Mortgage oxped' tiou'ly completed. L1QIli S¡,aø ABERTYSSWG. LIBRARY EISTEDDFOD Bank Holiday, Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, 1909. Chief Choral, "Halleluiah Chorus" (Handel) Male Voicees, "Voice of the Torrents" (Leon Paliard) £2í) Quartette Duet £1 10 0 Solos £1 1 0 Pianoforte Solo Poem £2 2 0 Essay. £1 0 0 Recitations 10/6. 5f-, 2/6 Band Contest, "Lilliesof Killarney" .£7. £2, £1 Brass Band Marching Contest, £1 0 0 Full Particulars in Programme, ld. post-free, from the Secretaries,'D. J. Evans, McLaren House; W. A. Lewis, 4. Hill Road, Abfirtysswe-. LLANDILO. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD Will be held on the Renowned PENLAN PARK (One of the molt delightful Resorts in Wales) on MONDAY, JULY 5th, 1909 Programmes and full particulars from the Secretary— C. G. PHILLIPS. 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," £40, and Gold Medal. Male Voice Choirs, The Reveille," £25, and Gold Medal. Juvenile Choirs, "A Shepherd's Lullaby," £15. Vocal and Instrumental Solos JB1 lis. 6d. each. Poetry and Recitations Good Prizes for Ambulance Teams. CHEAP TRAINS FROM ALL PARTS. Programmes lid. each. to be had of the Secre- tary, Mr. J. D. llUGHES, Rhosynfa, Caerphilly. EISTEDDFOD AT HOLLY BUSH, TREDEGAR, AUGUST 3rd, 1909. -.J Chief Solos, £118. Od. each Duett, £lls. Od.; any voice. pianoforte Solos, 10/6 and 7/6. Recitations, 10/6 and 5/ Boys' Solo, Solo, Novice Solo, Children's Solo, Love Letter, Prize Bags. &c. See programmes, Id. each, by post ld., to be had from FRANCIS WYLDE, Holly Bush, Tredegar, or W. TEDSTONE, Holly Buh, Tredeear. NATIONAL PAGEANT OF WALES. CARDIFF, JULY 26 to AUGUST 7,1909. Performances—July 26—31, at 2.30 p.m. „ August 2—7, at 7.30 p.m. Two Performances Saturdays and Bank Holiday. RHWYSG HANES CYMRU THRILLING EPISODES HISTORIC COSTUMES! GREAT NATIONAL SPECTACLE! Storming of the Castle by 200 Distinguished Footballers, including all the Great Welsh Internationals. Magnificent Fireworks Displays. Booking Office Now Open. Reserved Seats—2/C, 5/ 7/6, and 10/6. Ordinary Admission is. A. W. SWASH, Hon. Sec., Papeanb House, Cardiff. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. MERTHYR COUNTY SCHOOL. THE ANNUAL SPORTS will be held on THURSDAY, JUNE 17th, 1909. ABERGAVCNNY. Whit-M°nclay, May 31st. Great Open Pony Races, H. Trotting Handicaps, and Timbering Competition. Whit»Tttes^ay> June 1st. Great Athletic Festival (Under A.A.A. and N.C.U. Rules) and v Open Pony Races. -> I SPECIAL CHEAP TRAINS. Entry Forms from Z. WHEATLEY, Hon. Sec., Abergavenny. I JTgsay & SON, FLORISTS AND ^SEEDSMEN, F MERTHYR, FIRST PRIZE WINNERS at MERTHYR and TROEDYRHIW for BEST WREATH, BOUQUET, and LADY'S SPRAY. A large variety of ARTIFICIAL WREATHS From 5?. upwards also a good selection of FLOWER & VEGETABLE SEEDS I p- in Stock. ',Æ- GGLDEMRETURMSl '§[< -pBEO'«TEREO MKi Facsimile of One-Ounce Packet Archer's The Perfection of Mpe Tobaoeo. I Golden Returns Coot. 4*D TRANK JELLEYMAH, I I ø ;:J ><1 [The Arcade, MERTHYR. PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, 1 THE WALK, MERTHYR. PitEACHIgR NFXT SUNDAT- REV. J. LLOYD WILLIAMS (PASTOR) Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Spiritualist Council of Wales opened permanently at TREVETHICK HALL, MERTHYR, -SUNDA Y NEXT, MAY 16th. 1909. Afternoon 3 and Evening 6.30. Mr. T. H. ESSARY (Trance Speaker). 3&ERTHYR CLAIRVOYANT. V MONDAY, AT 8 O'CLOCK, TREVETHICK HALL, Merthyr Psychometrist. TREDEGAR HORSE SHOW& PARADE WILL BE HELD ON Monday, June 28th, 1909. M75 IN PRIZES. TROTTING AND GALLOWAY RACES. AMBULANCE AND TIMBERING COMPETITIONS. Schedules and Particulars from Secretaries :— J. DAVIIES, Coronatipn Villa. A. H. HICKS. Castle-street. Aberaman Horse Show MAY 24th, 1909. EIGHTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION At the Aberaman Park. PRESIDENT DR. FINNEY. Z200 in Cash Prizes. Classes for Driving, Riding, Jumping, Trotting, Galloping, and Yeomanry Turn-out. SCHEDULES READY. REES, Secretary, Broad Oak, Aberaman. Mr. J. W. BAKER, Principal Violin in Mr. GWltYU Orchestra) GWes LESSONS on Violin Playing At own or Pupil's residence. ENGAGEMENTS ACCEPTED AS SOLOIST OR OTHERWISE FOU CONCERTS, ETC. Foa Tsame. ADD]tZgg. 17, PONTMORLAIS WEST, MERTHYR (Near Drill Hall). W. T. JONES, 50, High Street, Merthyr, Auctioneer & Accountant, HOUSE, INSURANCE AND CENERAL BUSINESS AGENT. Dn RADESMEN'S Debts Bonpht or Collected, JL Rents Collected. Arrangements with Credi- tors. Preparation of Bankruptcy Statememts of Af- fairs. Traders' Books Posted and Audited. Agent for Chief Life, Accident, Fire, and Plate Glass Insurance Companies.

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