JOHN JONES & SON, MANCHESTER HOUSE. Soecial Show of New Goods and Novelties FOR THE COMING SEASON isrow Now on Show all the LATEST DESIGNS and CHOICEST PRODUCTIONS in Trimmed and Untrimmed Millinery. Dainty Styles, Copies of the Latest Parisienne Models at Strictly Moderate Charges. I Charming and Stylish Novelties in LADIES' BLOUSES in all the Newest Materials. New and Original Styles and Designs in [LADIES' COSTUMES in all the Latest Shades. A Splendid Collection of Exquisite Novelties in Made-up and Piece LACE GOODS. Newest Shades and Styles in LADIES' GLOVES. All the most reliable makes in Lace, Lisle Thread, Kid, Suede, &c. All the Latest Productions in BLOUSE AND DRESS MATERIALS. All the Newest and most Chaining Effects and Colours in the Fashionable Fabrics for the Coming Season. A Choice Assortment of LADIES' UNDERSKIRTS in Silks, Moirette, &c. LADIES' & CHILDREN'S LONGCLOTH, NAINSOOK FLANNEL & FLANNELETTE UNDER- CLOTHING a Speciality. DAILY DELIVERIES YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND A VISIT OF OF UPON SEEING THE INSPECTION NEW GOODS. NOVELTY OF THE MOMENT. WILL OBLIGE. ,102& 103, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil .7ødA SETS (Upper and Lower) From £2 2s. Od. up to £f 0 10s. Ode 2/6, 3/6, 5/- and 7/6 per tooth according to material selected. Merthyr and District ALFRED N. NATHAN depends on the recommendation of each patron. rere is no more complete place of the kind in Wales, and no place where Lower Charges are made. *"3^ — ESTABLISHED 15 YEARS. ESTIMATES FREE. (ATTENDANCE 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily. Thursdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OPPOSITE ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, 112, High Street, Merthyr. — < YOUR CLOTHING NEEDS j Can undoubtedly be beab supplied by tfie BESPOKE TAILORING ———————————————— -——————————————. ] MORGAN BROTHERS, I 136, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. [Thifl is our Busiest Season of the year and we satisfy every want in Fashionable Materials for S jtr. Spring and Summer. SUITS TO SUIT MEN WHO ARE DIFFICULT TO SUIT THAT IS WHERE THE ART OF TAILORING COMES IN. HOLIDAY SERGE SUIT from 10/- A SPRING RAIN COAT from 35/6 i SADIES' TAILORED COSTUMES, You can select tbe Style of HAT or CAP you need from our large Stock. That is one reason why this ia a good place to buy SHIRTS, TIES. COLLARS, GLOVES, &c. Sole Agents for J. PECHt & Co's Outfitters, Specialities for Butchers and Provision Dealers ———————————————————————-——————————-——————————————————. ] Agents Cor ROVER AND HUMBER.! I ——^ I 11 HIRE r Or PURCHASE J CASH. *• TllflUtP DDflQ IRONMONGERS, I nUMAO DnUo., Merthyr Tydfil. HOWFIELD & SON, 4 The Merthyr Confectioners, HAVE CONTRACTED FOR A LARGE QUANTITY OF 1 a CHOCOLATES ith one of the best Continental Makers, and are enabled to give Exceptional Value of the Highest Quality at 2/- per lb. i HIGH STREET. MERTHYR TYDFIL. i PIANOS. ORGANS. MUSiC. THOMPSON & SHACKELL, I Zilmited, 11 |; 114, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR, || And at Cardiff, Swansea., &>c., i v m ,or, SOLE AGENCY 1 FOR MOST OF THE FOLLOWING CELEBRATED MAKERS: i" Bechstein, Brinsmead, Broadwood, Collard & Collard, II Challen & Son, Erard. Rud Ibach, Hooff & Co., ]> 11 J. & J. Hopkinson, Ernst Kaps, Sames & Co., Gors & i> Kallmann, and the Estey Organs. COTTAGE PIANOS FROM 10/6 MONTHLY ON THE |! NEW HIRE SYSTEM. 11 LARGEST DISCOUNTS FOR CASH OR EASY TERMS ARRANGED. 'j ill Pianos warranted and exchanged if not approved. Old Instruments taken in exchange. (| TUNERS pent to any part on the Shortest Notice. (> C N.B.—A Beautifully Illustrated Catalogue Sent Free on Application. |) MILLINERY EXHIBITION, PARIS HOUSE, DOWLAS. JRfSLm Ik& ARTISTIC MILLINERS AND BLOUSE SPECIALISTS. GRAND SHOW of SUMMER MILLINERY representing tho very Newest Idea?, PARIS MODELS, and Copies of many Artistic Designs, for which we havo achieved so wide a reputation, will be on exhibition at HEALLY MODERATE PXfcXCJSS. BLOUSES and SHIRTS in keeping with the Directoire movement. Some beautiful examples of Lace Afternoon Blouags. Every description of Neckwear. Grand Display of CHILDREN'S MILLINERY. A VISIT OF INSPECTION WILL DE ESTEEMED. Note Address: PARIS HOUSE, DOWLAIS. t" | FLOOKS'S LUCKY WEDDING j RINGS and KEEPERS. j (I SHOULD BE WORN BY ALL BRIDES WHO WISH. FOR J ,1 EVERLASTING HAPPINESS. ( Joys are bidden-joys untold (| In these IiWe of gold, (i So remember, charming fair one, 1J When the right time conies to wear one, Hovers love with fairy wings |l (I O'er FLOOKS'S lucky wedding rings. (' f. If a suitor you have found, 1° FLOOKS'S quickly take him round, | ,| In the window you'll behold ..jgwMf Plain but beauteous hoop-s of gold, Then you've only got to say, f "Take me in, I'll name the day!" i > ,„—„- And when you become his wife, ifdjjSBKSir () I You'll remember all through life, i rjBHKHBB PMWFN How upon your hand you wear WdBbsZaSm flffii Lucky goid to ward off care, I Love as well for ever clings h To FLOOKS'S Lucky Wedding Rings. "h_ PRIVATE ENTRANCE AND ROOM FOR FITTING. J HANDSOME PRENT WITH EACH WEDDING RING. ¡ JEWELLER. S Branches-54, High Street, 49. POntlttOflaiS Circus, MERTHYR. ) 72, Taff Street, Tel. P.O. 4a. f .4 NEW GRAIG LEVEL BEBT HOUSE COAL 4, TRIAL ORDER SECURES YOUR CUSTOM. PER I.S!3I. TON. DELIVERED. Send Post-c-d tD- WATKIN MOSS, EASTFIELD TERRACE, PLYMOUTH STREET, MERTHYR. 'J_tZI" -J t-W- FOR SHOP-FRONTS & FITTINGS. t Geo. Couzens & Sons, j COMPLETE SHOP-FITTERS, [ City Road Works, S Kat.Tel: Ml. "§ 'ffVL, i Tel. Add.: Interceptor. m-^btii^ M i jiiinia ■-iiBimJ]LALBIJBJiUIHBZSS £ ^fe3alffBlfflfl^ftKilJIBMftW3ttSfilfB8Effi^E" I .h" WHIMBMa 1 JEWELLER, Pontmorlais, Merthyr. GREAT Sale of Jewellery Entire Stock must be Cleared at Once, and will be SOLD at Greatly Reduced Prices. GIVING-UP BUSINESS I COME AND VIEW WINDOWS. AND COMPARE PRICES WITH OTHERS. 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 selection of FLOWER & VEGETABLE SEEDS ¡¡¡ GO" ABERDARE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE, CIVIL I SERVICE & CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGE. I MERTHYR BRANCH. NOTICE OF REMOVAL. Owing to the Enormou* Success of the above I Branch, the Classes will be held in future at the WAVERLEY TEMPERANCE HOTEL, Glebeland Street, Merthyr. commencing on SATURDAY, MAY 8th, 1909, at 6.30 p.m. All those desirous for an expert coach in Short- hand, Book Keeping, Scholastic, Civil Service and other Departments are requested to apply to the Secretary, Mr. T. J. LLOYD,, for advice gratis. School Teachers are also invited to apply for Particulars of our Coach. THE KING OF TONICS! Dr EVER'S PHOSVITA Removes Mental Depression, Cures Nervousness. Sleeplessness, Brain Faff and Nervous Exhaustion. 1/9 and 2/9 per Bottle. Sole Depot, for Wales— HENRY M. LLOYD, M.P.S., Chemist, Victoria St., Merthyr I (Opposite Market Doors). I T. PRICE DAVIES, (Late W. Price and Davies.) BONE-SETTER, CI GWERNYFED," THE WALK, (Near Park Chapel), MERTHYR, Where he can be consulted and cases treated for all DISLOCATIONS, MCSCHJLAK, INJURIES, DIS. PLACEP CABTILAGKS, &C., &C., on MONDAYS WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS; also at MARKRT TAVERN. ABERUARE, every TCES- DAT from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and CARPXr-TKRS ARMS, PORTH, every THURSDAY from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. RATS' DEATH DOOM. RATS and Mice ?r?«?dily eat KODiNE RAT POISOX- Result, 1 n.-1.nt Death..Millions perish, txter- miiiitioti sure. A chelliical iiisli'% el. s 15., 2s., 3s, 5s.; post, 2d. HARLEY Oheirtieij Perth. X. Cbwist, Pc5iai £ il«jU,
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE ONE Shilling Bottle of JENKINS'S Lung Mixture completely took my cough away. J. T. DOCTON. l'luliiber. Oasfitter, House Decor- ator. l'aperhancing Warehouse. 138, High-street, Iterthyr. All Repairs attended to at the shortest notice. A Staff of Experienced Workmen regu- larly employed. Estimates tree. Taperhangings from 2d. per piece; numerous job lots greatly under cost price. GET rid of that backache to-day by taking JENKINS' Is. Backache Pills. FOR irfdi.-estioii and wind in the stomach, there is nothing like JENKINS' Digestive PellCtS--IS. Tins.—Address Chemist. Fontmorlais. AN INTERESTING DISPLAY —HOW "IC" Boots are made, and what they are made of. We are exhibit- ing in our windows a choice selection of fine skins of black and brown leather, as used in the manu- facture of "K" Boots and Shoes. Note Address. W. R. WILLIAMS, 51A, High-street, Merthyr. GOOD NEWS for Working Men of Merthyr and District. E SIKDI.E & SON. 31 High-sWeet, Mer- thyr, has just received all then new gootts for the season at h11 "the oil-prices..lust call and see their fine show on Saturday next. NEW Suits, all colours, men's, youths, and boys. Finest house in Wales for Working Clothes. They are making a special show for Whitsun, so if you have no money call and see their goods. You can put any article one side until you get the money. Don't forget next Saturday. The topic of the day is Alt. Lloyd George's Bud- get, but what we want the topic to be is the Mar- vellous Value we can offer you in Watches, Chains, Rings and all kinds of Jewellery. Mens, Women s and Childreil's Clothing, Bedding, Boots, and other articles too numerous to mention. Wedding Rings and Keeper Rings at very low prices. Call and see our windows at B. SIKDLE & SON. Pawnbrokers and Jewellers, 25, Pontmorlais. Merthyr. We also tend most money on all kinds of WatchflS Jewellery, Clothinsr, and other valuables. Special contracts made to suit customers' convenience. For Motor Goffglcs, Shooting Glasses, Field Glasses and the special "Territorial" Telescope, at lowest nrices, go to HKNRV M. LLOYD, Chemist and Oph- thalmic Optician, Victoria-street, Merthyr (opposite Market Doors). HIGH-STREET BAPTIST CHURCH- Preacher next Sunday, Rev. C. H. Watkins, of Man- chester. Services at 11 and G o'clock. PHOTO. POST CARDS of the new Y.M.C.A. buildings arc now on sale at the rooms, in Church- street, 1,rico 2d. each, 10^1. half-dozen, Is. 8d. per dozen. Each post-card purchased helps to buy a brick. PENYARD MISSION.—On Sunday next the anniversary services in connc-tion with this Mission will be held, when the Rev J. M. Saunders, M.A., will conduct the services. SWIMMING BATHS.—These baths at Gwaun- farren are now open to the public, after btvitif, been thoroughly cleansed and rcnova^d. Those desirous of becoming members of the Club should wTito to or see Mr. J. C pra", Mr. F. EdwaiKls (the se retaries), or the caretaker at the baths. OUTING.-On Wednesday, the memlers of the Band of Hope connected with Zion Baptist Church, Twvnyrodyn, journeyed to Dolygaer, via the Brecon and Merthyr Railway. The excursionists numbered about 200, and a most delightful day was el-it. Various amusements were provided, and full justieo was done to the repast rrepared by the lady members. POST 0F?:C7. EXTENSION.—Telegraph and telephone call-office business will te extended to Tydfil's Well Town Sub Post Office, on and from tho 9th insfc. Hours of business 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,Thursdays excepted, when they close at 1 p.m. No business on Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday, and Bank Holidays. This Day, Good Friday, and Bank Holidays. This is the third extension of the kind since the nresent postmaster lias been hi office. CONDEMN "KB MEAT.—During May Sanitary Inspector M. Thomas caused to bo destroyed 284 lbs. of meat, including 30 lbs, beef, 2311-s. mutton, 2711-s. of sausage and tripe, 152lbs. of livers and 521bs. of lungs, while Inspector Hy. Ll. Jei-tkii-is had 1631bs. of meat voluntarily surrendered to him, including 641bs. of beet, 381bs. of beef liver, 12lbs. of mutton, 241 i s. of sheep's liver. 16lbs. of pigs-lungs and liver, and 91bs. of rancid sausages. HOUSES UNFIT FOR HABITATION.—Dr. Alex. Duncan, Medical Officer of Health, has declared tho following premises unfit for human halita- tion, and notice will be served upon the owners to repair the houses, or close them 45, 46 and 47, Castle-street, and 42 to 45, Glebeland-strcet, Merthyr; 57, 58 and 59, Grawen 308 to 310, Hi h-street Penydarren; 3 to 7, Crystal-palace 13 to 15, Tramroadside 16, Crystal Palace-court; 8, Jones's-court, North-street; and rear of 39, Bcrry-squarc. MERTHYR VALLEY ENGLISH CHURCH UNION. -On Friday evening a meeting of the Merthyr Valley branch of the English Church Union was held at the Mission Hall, fenydarren, Mr. David Davies, Merthyr, presiding, when the Rev. C. C. N oJers, vicar cf Colchestcr, gave an address on Present Difficulties. The rev. gentleman spoke on the proposed revision of the Frayer Book, the position of the deceased wife's sister and several other urgent matters. The following were elected officers for the ensuing jear: Rev. Dd. Evans, viesvr of Penydarren, president; Mr. Dd. Davies, Merthyr, and Mr. E. A. Cooke, Dovlais, vice-presidents Mr. B. R S. Frost, Dowlais, hon. sec. CANTATA.—On Thursday evening last, a cantata was performed at Ziou baptist Church, Twynyrodyn, by the Bryn Juvenile Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Edward Evans. The cantata was entitled "Ymgom yr Adar" (by Dr. Parry), which always takes well. There was a good attendance, presided over by Councillor David Phillips (treasurer of the Church). The eboir and artistes acquitted themselves admirably, and ereclit.is due to the conductor for the careful manner in which he had trained tho juveniles. It is intended to give another performance shortly, owing to the children having done so well on this occasion. The usual votes of thanks terminated a most enjoyable meeting. Mr. David Williams (or- ganist) was the accompanist. BIRTH AND DEATH RETURNS.—During the four weeks ended 22nd May, the births registered in the borough numbered 206 (105 males and 101 females), showing a rate of 34.2 per 1000 of the population. During the same period there were 102 deaths, or a rate of 16.6 per 1000, as compared with 101, or 16.3 per 1000 of the population in the corresponding period of last year. The age incidence was :—Under 1 year, 18; 1 to 5 years, 12 5 to 60 years, 50 and over sixty, 22. Ten deaths occurred at the Union Infirmary, two at the General Hospital, and two at the Mardy Fever Hospital. During the month the infectious diseases notified were :—Scarlet fever, 52 diphtheria, 1 enteric fever, 1 erysipelas, 3 total, 57. There were 39 patients admitted to the Mardy Hospital, 32 were discharged, and 58 remained. INSPECTOR OF MIDWIVES.—Nurse R. A. Thompson, the inspector of midwives under the Corporation, has just completed her report for May, which states that she visited twelve midwives, and found all satisfactory. Letters were sent to eighteen, inviting them to attend lectures given by Dr. Ward. During the month she visisted 28 school children, who suffered from various skin diseases and neglect, and gave instructions as to their treatment. All advice was observed with good results. Nurse Thomp- son also reported:—"412 births were notified during the last two months 273 visits were paid to the homes of infants. 18 were registered and not notified. In 13 cases 5 were attended by midwives from Fochriw, 1 from Bedlinog, 3 by a woman at Dowlais, 3 by a woman at Peny. darren Pits, Cwmbargoed and one by a Spanish woman at Penydarren. A few months ago I reported a case at Dowlais, the children being frail and in a very neglected condition. Several re-visits have been paid, and my recommenda- tions observed. The children are very much improved and are now in a well-nourished condition. During inspection work at Dowlais I came across a case of neglect and very dirty premises, and one case at Merthyr. The children were sadly neglected, the house. also, being in a filthy condition. I reported the cases to the Sanitary Inspector of the disti-ict and Inspector Starr, of the N.S.P.C.C."
n WN K <U!t ww < BBt — G. W. R. —— LIMITED DAY EXCURSION TO I IRELAND. 1 MONDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14th, 8 DAY TRIP to WEXFORD, ARKLOW. | WOODENBRIDGE. OVOCA, RATHDRUM, I (for Glendalough), RATHNEW, WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, BRAY and DUBLIN by the Fishguard Route;- Return Fares:- To Other p.m. W'xf'rd Stat'ns Pontypool Road dep. 7 50\o/Q"i (Clarence St.) „ 7 66/ 0/ O I Mountain Ash „ 8 oO ) in )- I M m Aberdare 9 0V//Qj l»/ I Merthyr 8 30j 'I**) Return Tuesday Night, June 1J. BOOK EARLY For details see bills or send postcard to stations or offices. Sight-seeing Motor Car Tour Round LONDON I Return Tuesday Night, June 1J. BOOK EARLY For details see bills or send postcard to stations or offices. Sight-seeing Motor Car Tour Round LONDON I n ever.' Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from I IJ Padding-ton ir'talion at 10-30 a.ui. and .2-30 p.m., I visiting principal places of interest. FARE, 4/ | JAMES C. LVGLIS, General Manager. 1
Late Mrs. John Williams. FUNERAL AT CEFN. The funeral of Mrs. Williams, late of the Globe, Merthyr, which was of an exceptionally impressive character, took place on Saturday last, at tho Cefn cemetery. The deceased was well known and highly respected throughout the district. She was a true friend to all who came in contact with her, and there are many who will Long for the touch of a vanish'd hand, The sound of a voice that is still." Mrs. Williams was a remarkable woman, and combined in herself that, by no means common, trio of excellent qualities, good nature, good motherhood, and good business capacity. Mrs. Williams had resided at the Globe Hotel, Merthyr, for over 38 years, and was the widow of the late Mr. John Williams, who was first cousin of Judge Gwilym Williams, andclosely connected with the Alaw Goch family. Mrs. Williams was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Davies, of Cellie, Senny, Breconshire, and descended from the well-known ancient family, the Phillipses, of Newadd, Senny. Mr?. Williams left five children, viz., Catherine, Lizzie 8Jl.d Gwennio; Mr. Thos. D. Williams, assistant engineer under the Cardiff Railway Company and Mr. Willie D. Williams, at the Bank in Graveænd. The deceased lady's health had been failing for the last six years, but everything possible was done to restore her to health under the skilful treat- ment of her medical adviser, Dr. Ward, of Merthyr. Some five years ago she sold the "Globe." and purchased the Gwynne's Arms, Cefn, hoping she would be able to enjoy tetter health and ouietude. The scene around the family vault, on the day of the funeral, was one which will not fade from the memory of those present for many a day. The Rector and his clerical colleagues from the parish of Vaynor and Cefn officiated, assisted at the house and in the cemetery by Vicar Thomas, of Abersychan, an old friend of the family. The following gentlemen, who were personal friends of Mrs. Williams, acted as hearers:—Air. Brittain, Air. Sandford Jones, Mr. Johnny Williams, Mr. Fraser, Mr. Walter Thomas, Mr. R. E. Jones (Tir Bach), Mr. R. R. Davis (chemist), and Mr. Een Havard. Wreaths were sent by the following :—Her sorrowing and heart-broken children, Gwynne and B.abba, (grandchildren), Cwliyiu Kenneth (grandson), Mrs. Thomas, Cefn (cousin), Miss Williams, Cefn (cousin). Airs. Jones and family, Barry (cousins), cousins at Glanyrafon, Llandilo. Mr. and Airs. Jones, Penrheol (niece), Mr. and Mrs. Heece (Gravesend), Mr. and Mrs. D. Williams (Cardiff), Miss Keast (Aberdare), Agnes and Lizzie (Aberdare), Mrs. John Thomas (William-street), Airs. Ayern (Monmouth), Misses Gwen and Lily Ayers, Mr. Criswick and family (Bridgend), Mr. D, A. Thomas, M.P., Mrs. Lewis andfamily (Abertillery). Mrs. Jonah Evans (Trelewis), Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Livsey, Miss Annie Hugbes (Merthyr Vale), Mrs. and Miss Williams (137, High-street, Merthyr), Mrs. Williams (Park-terrace), Mr. S. Dix and family, All*, and Mjs. R. C. Jenkins (Ashville, Cefn), Messrs. Allsopp and Sons, Mr. a.nd Mrs. Griffin Evans, Mr. E. R. Jones and family (Victcria- street), Mr. and Mrs. Poste and family, friends at Coedmor and Y Ferwig, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davies (Swan-street), Mrs. Jenkins (Merthyr); crosses, Col. and Mrs. J. J. Jones (Cefn), David (nephew) and Minnie, Misses Jones (102, High- street), Airs. Howfield Jones and Miss Howtield, Air. and Mrs. R. Harris (Cefn); harp, Mr. and Mrs. Brittain (Aberdare); flowera, Mrs. Mus- rove, Aliss Aleredith, Miss Maggie Williams, Mrs. Jenkins.
The following is really a unique testimonial; it is somewhat curt. but there is a depth of meaning in t'ha few words it contains. Mr. W. Kingstone Tomkins, of Wimbledon, writes to the Raleigh Cycle Co. :—"I have pleasllre. in enclosing cheque in payment for the finest machine on the road—the Ralci^" Alodele Superbe. W;[h kind regards and tiianks for yciu prompt attention at all timeaA
A THING OF BEAUTY. The important work which Air. James Harrap, at his own personal exlense, has been carryina out for the last eighteen months in the upper portion of Penydarran Park, has now attained a shape which enables the spectator to appreciate what has been done. Most of our readers familiar with the big field," as it used to be called in popular nomenclature, will remembei the portion opposite the clump of trees, in which the hive-roofed ice house stood. In the course of the development of the "big field" foi building purposes there came a time when the triangular portion between the public footpath to Gwaelorlvgarfch and the footpath to Meyrick's y u Field on the west was left. It was an awkward icee of ground that nobody cared to appropriate, sloping on both sides to the brook running through, that formerly had its open course to the fishpond adjoining Brceon-road. It was a site that. in any case, must have had a residue that could not be utilised for any economical purpose. About two years ago Air. Harrap iornied the opinion that it was a spot which c could bo converted into something leru.tifi'l to look upon, and a source of attraction and pleasure to every beholder. He thought of it as a possible plaoc of recreation for the workmen of the Aierthyr Brewery, and their wives and families. He made an offer to the owners of the estate to take it upon lease and convert it to such use. The owners accepted his offer, ahd the land was leased for thirty years. Afl Harrap then took counsel with an Old and experienced firm of landscape gardeners and horticulturists—Messrs. Oil ran and Sons, of Altrinrham, Cheshire, whose representative Scauie down and surveyed the ground, and then submitted a scheme for laying it out to Mr. Harrap for his approbation. The site, to an average spectator, was ungainly for a pleasure d. t,, men who know how to make tho desert blcsscm like the rose were at no loss in designing a vlan for laying out this ground, which wot Id change its rugged unccmeliness into deli htfully attractive features. A scheme v. as settled an.d the work placed in Messrs. Clibran's hands for execution. Ihe work was commenced towards the end of the summer of 1907, and was not completed until the early portion of the fresent year. It has boon a very costly undertaking, and Mr. Harrap has shown a generous public s; irit in making himself responsible for such an outlay but, seeing the result to-day, and with th- forecast*of what it vill be in the course of the next ten years, v. e believe that it will always be a source of unbounded gratification to him to see what he has done, primarily for his work- people, and secondarily for his native town. The f ardeners wero very fortunate in having standing on the site a number of very tine timber trees-ash, oak, beech and aldcrs- which lent themselves for decorative purposes most effectively. They are distributed at suitable points and greatly enhance the pictur- esciueness of the grounds, contri' uting a genuine park-like feature, which few new pleasure grounds, created under such circumstances, possess. The northern end is thickly occupied by such trees. There the land was naturally wet. receiving the drainage from the higher surface by which it is bounded but this portion was deep drained with main and lateral drains that collect the water "and convey it to the brook which enters from Mr. Flooks's grounds. The whole area.is enclosed with a massive tin- cliuibable iron fence on the east and south sides, the boundary fences of the adjacent properties enclosing it on the north and west. Adjoining the two sides railed is a broad belt of ornamental evergreen and flowering shrubs, in great variety, the spaces between being filled with flowering plants of appropriate kinds. Alongside the eastern bolt there is a broad gravelled walk, skirting the open brook on the west side. Ibis brook has been utilised most admirably for decoration. Hundreds of tons of the beautiful water-worn limestones from Kilsanws were hauled by Mr. Harrap's motorman, and with these the gardeners lined the sides of the Irook artistically all the way up to the northern end where a small reservoir collects the down flow from above and forms the head-water of the stream through the ground. The brook is crossed at two points by rustic bridges leading into central open spaces, and at fre- quent intervals there are miniature cascades. At the southern end are lovely lawns intersected by curved pathways and flower beds, and next above is a grand bowling green, large enough for haf-a-dozen teams to play at the same time. In laying out this green the sloping nature oi the ground was turned to account for further decoration-the higher ground on one side being sustained by a dry wall in rock work constructed with the water-worn boulders from Kilsanwa, and a similar wall sustains the level green on the other side. Both these walls will, in time, be set out with rock plants, which will cover I them with greenery, and thus soften the present rugged aspect of the naked stones. A smallei flat lawn is adjacent to the bowling green, which may bo used for croquet. Just inside the grateful shadows of the wooded portion is a very pretty rustic summer-liouse, large enough to accommodate a big party and sufficiently near to the sunshine to be warmed by it. The whole of the ground has not yet been finished at the gardener's hands, but enough has been completed to enable one to form a propel estimate of the noble work carried out by Air. Harrap. The grassy portions in the wood are intersected with paved walks, and have been planted with spring flowers that do best when they lie for years undisturbed; and year after year, in the future, there will be a beautiful succession of blooming daffodils, narcissi, and other flowers there. Just now tha young shrubs are proving their vigorous con- quest of the winter by putting forth their tender spring shoots, and in a short time they will present a charming appearance. Many of the flowering shrubs are in bloom, and, taking the whole plantation, there have been but a few failures. Indeed, another season must pass before it will be certain whether the shrubs that appear to be dead are only sleeping for the time. There arwo entrances—by one gate for pedestrians, and another, opposite Dane- street, for vehicles. In carrying out this important work, though undertaken, as we have observed, first and fore- most for the benefit of his own workpeople, we are bound to say that Air. Harrap has created a model little park, which the general pullio will also. as spectators, in passing enjoy as a great public improvement that gets rid of an unattractive swampy comer and substitutes for it something that the eye never tires to rest upon. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever," I wrote the poet Keats, and no greater truth was ever spoken. The continuous spectacle of beau- tv begets a desire for it, and a yearning to be associated with it. Few are the human beings so meanly endowed with the sense to perceive and the capacity to appreciate loveliness in any form, wherever it appears, as to be incapable of experiencing a genuine sense of delight at the si'uht of a beautiful object, while to tho great mass of mankind it is a source of pleasure which knows no satiation. As to the effect of this power to recognise and enjoy in overflowing fullness the beautiful in its iniinite variations, natural or artificial, who shall estimate ita value in moulding and shaping character T What its influence may be upon individuals singly is in the sum represented in the com- munity, or the nation, and when it has had continuous operation century after century we behold the outcome in a people in whom love of the beautiful becomes ingrained in their natures, stamped upon their a^-s,- expressed in their lives, their whole ei\viMBpfii»t according with their lofty ideal§. educative process exemplified iai ^a«.^(Sediterranean nations of antiquity-at,taii)ing iits, hitliesi degrees of excellence^, if not ,-perfection itself, in Greece and Rome. 'The love of the beautiful has been a comparatively recent cult in Britain, but every step which promotes it should be warmly encouraged, and such generous examplei as that of Mr. Harrap cannot be too highly appreciated by his fellow townsmen, and the general public.
An old man died at Garston on Tuesday as the result, it is alleged, of an attack by his son, acting in defence of his mother. —————————————————————.——————
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GELLIFAELOG TIPPING SITE.—The Medical Officer has presented a report to the Health Committee upon the proposed tipping site at Gellifaelog. which states that within a distance of 75 yards there are 166 houses, one school and one church. Dr. Duncan said:—" In view of this circumstance 1 am strongly of opinion that the site is unsuitable for tipping, as, no matter what precautions are taken, the health of the inhabitants of these houses is boyncl to bo prejudicially affected. The Catholic School, where over 7CO children spend a large portion of their time, is only 75 yards away. It will be remembered that Dr. Spencer Low condemned the Caeracca Tip on account of it being within a quarter of a mile of dwelling- houses, and I well recollect the nuisance from (lies that was experienced in the old Pant Hospital, which was 300 yards away. In my opinion the only' satisfactory method of doalMffr-with refuse build a destructor, and railing that. a silp for tipping at least half- a-mile from dwelling-houses ought to 10 chosen." MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—The annual festival of the English Baptist Churclie3 of Merthyr and district was held at Zoar Congregational Chapel, on Thursday last. A large muster of choristers gathered from the different Churches, and they were atly conducted by Mr. T. Morean Jones, 7ion. In the afternoon the meeting was presided over by the Rev. J. Williams (Dowlais), and an address was given by Rev. A. G. Jones (Trocdyrhiw). There was a large corgrcgation at the evening service, at which the Rev. T. P. ■ Lloyd (Ainon) acted as chairman, and an address was delivered by tho Rev. W. D. Nicholas (Trcharris), the opening part of the service being taken by the Rov. J. Lioyd Williams (Park). The programmo consisted of the following hymn tunes :—Fbenozer," Commonwealth," Pater Omnium," Went- worth," k< Saxby." "Love Divine," ton," Dovcdale," FUUs of Canaar," Winder- mere," Tanymarian," St. Helena," StTSUIU Corda," "St. Joseph," "Ra,encble," "Lux Eoi," "GaJIilce," and Psalm xxiii., torcthcr with the two anthems, "We will rejoice" and Deep Jordan's Banks 1 tread." It was eenerally considered that the singing was excellent, and the conductor was heariily congratulated on his work. The off.cor. <- of the committee were:—Chairman, Rev. T. P. Lloyd; treasurer, Mr. G. A. Reeves; se; rotary. Air. E. J. Pqwell. Mr. Ben King (Dovlais) acted as organist. A PRETTY WEDEING.—A very pretty wedding was v. itressed at Hope Church, on Tuesday, in the presence of a larrc congregation of well- wishers, the 1 ride being Miss Annie Millward, daughter of the laj" Mr. John Millward, 149, High-street, and the bridegroom Mr. Ilev>el\n Hopkins, son of the late Mr. Joseph Hopkins, hay and corn merchant, and nephew of Coun- cillor David John. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. J. M. Jones, pastor. The 1 ride, who was given away by her brother, the Hov. J. P. Millward, of Liverpool, looked very pretty in a handsomo Princess dress of Trish lacc. l The bridesmaid was Miss Queenie 13cith, niece of the bride, who wore a dress of white silk eoline, with pearl trimming, and a block picture hat. The best man was My. W. J. Evans, Dow- lais. As the wedding party drove to the home of the bride's mother, where breakfast was served, the bells of the old Parish Church rin g a merry peal, the families of both bride and bridegroom being so well known. The happy eoupio were deluged with rice and confetti, and were the recipients of hearty good wishes for their welfare. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins left for North Wales, where the honeymoon is being spont. 'ihe brde's travel- ling dress was a cinnamon brown costume, braided black, and a pretty hat to match. The presents were numerous and costly. OBITUARY.—An old and highly-respected inhabitant of Merthyr passed away last week, in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, 44, Nantygw enith-street. She had lived at this address for over 40 years, having come to Merfhy r 44 years ago from Pendine, Carmarthen- shire. It was only about a week before her death that she was taken ill with pneumonia, and her sudden end came as a grievous blow to the family. Her remains were laid to re3t at Cefn cemetery, on Saturday afternoon. The Rev. T. P. Lloyd, pastor of Ainon (of which Church she was a faithful member), officiated at the house and by the graveside. The funeral was a private one, and the cortege was arranged as follows :—First coach, Mr. T. H. Watts (son), Mr. T. 1-1. Davies (Bort Talbot), T. P. Hier and V. Heir (grandsons); second coach, Mr. Mark Hier and Mr. W. Richards (sons-in-law), Mr- S. Adams and Mr. W. Adams (nephews); third coach, Mr. James Llewelyn, Mr. H. Llewelyn, Mr. F. Llewelyn, Mr. L. J. Llewelyn (nephews) fourth coach, Mr. W. John (nephew), Mr. Benj. Thomas, Mr. Hy. James, Mr. Tom Jones fifth coach, Rev. T. P. Lloyd, Mr. T. Richards and Air. J. Prickett; sixth John Jenkins, John Powell, John Davies, Wm. Eng- land, Hy. Evans, Philip Phillips, Wm. Watkins and Dd. Richards. Wreaths were sent by the following :—Tho children, brother and sister, Mr. John Powell and family, assistants Man- chester House, ditto dressmaking department, Misses John, Mr. W. John, Mr. and Airs. Eenj. Thomas and friends. t,