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THEATRE AM ROYAL, MERTHYK. Leases THE SOUTH WALES ENTERTAINMENTS Co. MONDAY, MAY 24th, and during the Week. M. POLINI and AUSTIN MELFORD present their Celebrated fcondon Company, as toured by the late Mr. WILSON BARRETT, d- in HENBT AETHCR JONis's Greatest Drama of the Past and Present) A Centuries— W4 THE SILVER KING. Mr. FRED D. DAVISS as "Wilfred Denver." Special Engagements— Miss MADGE MORLEY as "Nellie Denver." Mr. EDWARD J. GEORGE as II Jaikes." Doors Open 7.15. Commence 7.45. Circle, 2s. Stalls, Is. 6d. Pit, I s. Gallery, 6d. GWBNT CHAIR EISTEDDFOD KHYMNEY, MON. WHIT-TUESDAY, JUNE 1st, 1909. Chief Choral £ 100 Second Choral "Daybreak" £ 20 Male Voices "Voice of the Torrents" £ 25 Ladies' Choirs "Yr Haf" jE15 Juvenile Choirs "Haste not, Rest not" fio Boys' Choirs "Tiger, Tiger" £5 Pryddest "Anian" f.5 a Chadair Gwent Prif Draethawd "Dyfodol Cymru" £ 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. BEDLINOG EISTEDDFOD — ON Whit Tuesday, June 1st, 1909. GOOD PROSPECTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. Record Entries for most of the Competitions. NOTE THE DATE. DOWLAIS CHAMBER OF TRADE First -mmou n In Great EISTEDDFOD, In a Spacious Marquee, Central Schools' Playground, WHITMONDAY, MAY 31st, 1909. MALE VOICE CHOIR* £ 45. CONGREGATION At, £25. JUVENILE CHOIR, £10. B6YS' CilOIR £ 2. OVER £ 105 IN PRIZES. Penillion Singing £ 2 2&. All Vocal Solos B2 2s. Piauoforte&Violiu Solos £ 2 2s. Ambulance Com- petitions JBSZs. Timbering,- £3 10s. Programmes and Order of Day 2d., Post Free, of Gen. Sec. Mr. D. Reee, Ormopde House, Dowlaia. I NEW GRAIG LEVEL. BB .QLJ:TY HOUSE COAL A TRIAL ORDER SECURES YOUR CUSTOM. PER TON. DELIVERED. Send Postesrd to- WATKIN MOSS, EASTFIELD TERRACE, PLYMOUTH STREET, MERTHYR. MILLINERY EXHIBITION, PARIS HOUSE, DOWLAIS. JVf. JMCoy^gi.ft & Co*, ARTISTIC MILLINERS AND BLOUSE SPECIALISTS. GRAND SHOW of SUMMER MILLINERY representing the very Newest Ideas, PARIS MODELS, and Copies of many Artistic Deigns, for which we have achieved so wide a reputation, will be on exhibition at REALLY MODERATE PRICES. BLOUSES and SHIRTS in keeping with the Directoire movement. Some beautiful examples of Lace Afternoon Blouses. Every description of Neckwear. Grand Display of CHILDREN'S MILLINERY. A VISIT OF INSPECTION WILL BE ESTEEMED. Note Address: PARIS HOUSE, DOWLAIS. -r 'I FOR SHOP-FRONTS & FITTINGS. I Geo. Couzens & Sons, COMPLETE SHOP-FITTERS, City Road Works, Hat. Tel: 461. 4T** >5 flPIT* Tel. Add.: Interceptor. 4KML JKLT QUB». JBL JtSQ# B ii n iummy—i 1 HOWFIELD & SON, The Merthyr Confectioners, HAVE CONTRACTED FOR A LARGE QUANTITY OF CHOCOLATES With one of the best Continental Makers, and are enabled to give Exceptional Value of the Highest Quality at 2/- per lb. :J, (-'f HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDnL. SEASON 1909. TROTTING RAILWAY 2nd," r A Dark Bay Cob, 14-bands 1-in., 5 years old, WILL SERVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF MARES at the ANTELOPE HOTEL DOWLAIS. Terms Moderate, T- PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, I THE WALK, MERTHYR. PPXACUER NR.XT SUIZDAT- 1 REV. J. DA VIES, Carmel, Cefu. l Services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. i- -0- The New Park, Pontypool. WHIT MONDAY & TUESDAY, May 31st & June 1st, 1909. Monstre FETE. enwflun I RPnniQUI the Great Continental Aerial Cyclist and High Diver. The most CiUWArlU J« fluUU lOn, Sensational Act of its kind in the World. Marveuous Kauffman Troupe GharlinK Lady Cyclists,6 BRINN in his Sensational Performance, Pastimes on a Battleship. entitled: GRAND BALLOON ASCENT ani)ESCENTIbJy1 E CAPTAIN SPENCER. HERR PONCHERY and LA BELLE ROSE, Moharcba of the High Wire. WOOLFORD'S CIRCUS, with their Wonderful Performing Ponies, Dogs, and Donkeys, ToeBOBHANLON 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, &c., by arrangement with Mr. Marshall Hill, Bristol. Amateur ATHLETIC SPORTS, Donkey and Sack Races. Over ;CSO.in Prizes. Horse Competitions, Whit-Tuesday, £ 150 in Prizes Best' Horse in the'Show. *°r DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. WHIT- MONDAY—SPORT S, 120 Yards Flat Handicap (Open) Prizes Value JB5 5 0 220 Yards „ — 5 5 0 440 Yards „ „ „ 5 5 0 220 Yards Boys' Flat Handicap (open to Boys within a radius of 3 Miles) „ 1 0 0 Half-Mile Flat Handicap (Open) 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 Seqond and Third Prizes. PENYDARREN PARK, MERTHYR TYDFIL. WHIT-MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, 1909. THE FIRST ANNUAL MONSTRE FETE AND CALA, 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 & Tusda.y-PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC SPORTS Including a £50 Sprint open to the World. Galloway and Trotting Events-Nearly 9200 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 enKa?«^Whit^xonday, The Battalion Band of the Breck- nock Territorial Reet., Conductor. Mr. to. Cuimin^ton. VVhiu-Tuesday, Aberdare iown Prize Band, Conductor Mr. J. Manley; Whit-Wednesday, Cyfarthfa and Merthyr Municipal Band, Conductor, ^oiiuucuor, ivir. •>. George Livsey; also an Orchestral Band. A Grand Display of Fireworks by Messrs. W. & J. Wilder, will conclude each evening. ADMISSION, Is. For particulars of cheap excursions see Railway Company's Bills. Gates open at 11. Commence at 12. Schedules and Entry Forms now_,ready.Tr^nlf^eV^tej};fc and Fruit Stalls, etc. For spaces apply ISRAEL PRICE, becretary, Temperance Hall, Merthyr. Look out for DRILL HALL ATTRACTIONS. Entries close for Sports and Horse Show MONDAY, MAY 24th. ABERTYSSWG. EISTEDDFOD Bank Holiday, Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, 1909. Chief Choral, "Hallelujah Chorus" (Handel) £3[\ Male Voiceeg, "Voice of the Torrents" (Leon Paliard) f23 Quartette •• Duet f1 l° ° Solos f Pianoforte Solo i J; Pn*»m X6 a V &o„s r ecitations 10/6. 51;; 2 6 Band Contest "Lilliesof KilIarney" 1-inn Brass Baud Marching Contest 1;1 0 0 Full Particulars in Programme, lid, post-free, from the Secretaries, D. J. Evano, McLaren House; W. A. Lewis, 4, Hill Road, Abertysswg. i_ LLANDILO. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD Will be held on the Renowned PENLAN PARK (One of the most delightful Resorts in Wales) on MONDAY, JULY 5th, 1909 Programmes and fun particulars from the, Secretary R & pgiLLIFS. NATIONAL PAGEANT OF WALES. CARDIFF, JULY 26 to AUGUST 7,1909. Performances-July 26-31, at 2.30 p.m. 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 Welah Internationals. Magnificent Fireworks Displays. Booking Office Now Open. Reserved SeI1l-2/8, 5/ 7/6, and 10/6. Ordinary Admission Is. A. W. SWASH, Hon. Sec., Pageant House, Cardiff. ABERGAVENNY. Whit-Monday, May 31st. Great Open Pony Races, Trotting Handicaps, and Timbering Competition. Whit-Tuesday, June 1st. Great Athletic Festival (Under A.A.A. and N.C.U. Rules) and '(, Open Pony Races. SPECIAL CHEAP TRAINS. Entry Forms from- Z. WHEATLEY, Hon. Sec., Abergavenny. T. PRICE DAVIES, (Late W. Price and Davies.) BONE-SETTER, M GWERNYFED," THE WALK, (Near Park Chapel), MERTHYR, Where be can be consulted and cases treated for all DISLOCATIONS, MUSCULAR, INJURIES, DIS- PLACED CARTILAGES, &c., &c., on "MONDAYS" WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS; also at MARKET TAVERN, ABBRDARE, every TUES- DAY from 10.30 a.m. to p.m., and CARTINTEBS ARMS, PORTH, every THURSDAY from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. FRANK JELLEYMAN, TUNING .1 .( EXPERT. The Arcade, MERTHYR., I Spiritualist Council of Wales, opened permanently at TREVETHICK HALL, MERTHYR, SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 23rd. 1909. Afternoon 3 and Evening 6.30. MR. PATRICK, MRS. ROSE. MONDAY, AT 8 O'CLOCK, TREVETHICK HALIj, JIRS. ROSE. THE TREDEGAR & DISTRICT Permanent Money Society Registered under the Friendly Societies' Act. LoaJlS 08,11 be obtained by Tradesmen and othe Persons in Regular Employment upon a rronus8ory Note on Easy Terms, namely :— u s. d. *°r a £ io ghare the Repayments are l 2 weekly ,,£20 „ „ 2 2 £30 1 2 £ <0 .» 4 2, £ 50 » 5 2 Applications for Loans received at any time by tb« Secretary THOMAS JONES, 86, Commercial Street, Tredegar. Branch Office: 25, BERTHCAR TBRRAC*. EBBW VALE Aberaman Horse Show MAY 24th, 1909. EIGHTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION At the Aberaman Park. \T PRESIDENT DR. FINNEY. £ 200 In Cash Prizes. Classes tor Driving, Riding, Jumping, Trotting, Galloping, and Yetmanry Turn-out. SCHEDULES READY. REES, Secretary, Broad Oak, Aberaman. CHARLES M. DAVIES, BUILDING SURVEYOR AND VALUER, (Licensed 20 Years) < MORGAN TOWN, MERTHYR. OFFICES :-112, HIGH STREET. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS. AND QUANTITIES. APPRAISEMENT FOP. PURCHASES. TRANSFERS AND DILAPIDATIONS. Surveyor to the Merthyr New and Improved Build. I inf Society, the Merthyr Workins Men's Building; Socitty. and the Star-Bowkett Building Society. 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 5e. upwards; aleo a good selection of FLOWER & VECETABLE SEEDS in Stock. PLDENRETURHS I Fee-simile oj One-Ounce Packet. Archer's Golden Returns i; The Perfection of Ptpa Tobacco, j COOL, Swzn, A .=. EGLWYSILAN SFOKTS, SATURDAY, JUNE 26th, 1909. TROTTING FOOT-EVENTS AMBULANCE & TIMBERING COMPETITIONS. For particulars see Posters. Secretary: 25, Tridwr-road, Abertridwr Mr. J. W. BAKER, fPrinclpal Violin in Mr. Gwiuru L..nl' Orchestra) Gives LESSONS on Violin Playing At own or Pupil's residence. ENGAGEMENTS ACCEPTED AS SOLOIST OR OTHERWISE FOR CONCERTS. ETC. FOR TEBHS. ADDRESS 17, PONTMQRLAIS WEST, MERTHYR (Near Drill Hall). LOANS ON PERSONAL SECURITY. INVESTMENTS WANTED.—Those who require a Loan prompt and w V private, to apply to the SOUTH WALES EQUITABLltMONEY SOCIETY, Under Friendly "JVI fi TVF I? "V Co-operative. Societies' Act. J.TX \J XII JLJ X System. to lend at low Interest and exceptionally easy repay- ments. 1/2 per week repays loan of £ 10. Share, etc. Don't be misled by those who say, No INTEREST AND NO FINES TO PAT." Apply for descriptive prospectus and last annual balance sheet to District Agent, E. HARRY IIEKS, Tredeear. 20, Islwyn Terrace and Temperance Hall. Mondays 7 to9p.m Lo& NoWe Re WHITSUNTIDE HOLIDAYS, 1909. I FRIDAY, MAY 28th, EXCURSIONS-SOUTH WALES TO SCOTLAND & IRELAND, NORTH WALES, LANCASHIRE, YORKSHIRE, and NORTH-EAST COAST. THE ENGLISH LAKES, ISLE OF MAN, LONDON, r- BIRMINGHAM, WOLVERHAMPTON, etc., etc. DAY EXCURSIONS, WHIT-MONDAY, MAY 31st, TO NORTH WALES I (Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, and L'andudno), SHREWSBURY, LIVERPOOL and MANCHESTER. For Fares, Times and Full Particulars apply at the Stations, where handbills cau be obtained. FRANK REE, Enston Station, General Manager. May, 1909. Merthyr Express" Diary. All fixtures advertised in the" Express" will be included in the diary free of charge. Monday, MMt <24. Theatre Royal, Merthyr—^Silver King." Aberaman Horse Fair. Whit-Monday,' MAY 31. Fete, Sports, and Horse Show 'at Merthyr; also Tuesday and Wednesday. Chamber of Trade Eisteddfod at Dowlais. Monstre Fete, Pontypool Park; also Tuesday. Pony etc., at Abergavenny. Eisteddfod at Caerphilly Castle. Whit-Tuesday, JUNE 1. Rhymney-Gwent Chair Eisteddfod. Great Athletic Festival, Ab3rgavenny. Bedlinog Eisteddfod. Whit-Wednesday, JUNE 2. Bedweilty Park—Picnic arid Fete. Saturday, JUNE 12. Troedyrliiw Dog Show and Sports; also Monday Monday, JULY 26 to Saturday, AUG. 7. National Pageant of Wales at Cardiff. Thursday, JUNE 17. Merthyr County School—Annual Sports. Monday, JUNE 28. Tredeg&r Horse Show an(i Parade. -1 MoriQay, JULY'S. Penl&n Park, Llandilo-Grand Eisteddfod. Saturday, JULY 3. Chair Eisteddfod at Pontneathvaughan. Tuesday, AUGUST 3. Eisteddfod at Hollybush. Annual Library Eisteddfod at Abertysswg. 1-" Notice to Subscribers. Three editions of the "Alerthyr Express" ere printed every treel. one for the Aberdare VoJ lell from Ilirwain to Aberct/non; one for the Bor- ough of Merthyr Tydfil and East Glamorgan; and one for IVest Monmouth, inclusive of the Rhymney Valley. Subscribers in one district desirous of obtaining the edition in another district can be supplied with it through their regular agents by sending a post card to the publisher, Glebeland- street, Merthyr, intimating their wishes and nam- ing the agent.

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