About a Cefn Public House. PECULIAR CONDUCT OF A TENANT. REFUSED TO HAND OVER THE LICENCE. The adjourned licensing meeting for th petty asssiftnai division of Cefn was held a. Cefn on Wednesday afternoon. The magistrates pre- sent were:—Col. J. J. Jonc^ (chairman1. Mr. Edward Jones, the Hon. H. C. Hore Ruthven, and Mr. David Vaughan. The licences of tho Church Tavern, Vaynor (Mr. David Wilikns), and the New Inn, Ystrad- fellte (Mr. J DaviN). were renewed, structural alterations having been carried out. Mr. F. P. Charles applied for the transfer of the licence of the Greyhound s Head Inn. High- street, Cefn, from Evan H. Jones to Thomas Lewis.—The police offered no objection.—Mr. Charle, said that on the 9lh Feb.uary. he ap- plied for an order to eject the tenant, Evan H. Jones, from the house under the provisions of the Landlords and Tenants Act, as he would not give up possession to th-i owners. tho Pont- ycapel Brewery Company. Last week the war- rant was enforced by the police, and at present there was no tenant in the house. There was provision in the Act under which a bench of magistrates, if they thought lit, could d'spenso with the consent of the old licensee and the pro- duction of th-3 annual certificate. Last week he (Mr. Charles) gave Mr. Jones notice that he would that day apply for the transfer, in order that Mr. Jones might have the oppor- tunity of being present. He (Mr. Charier-) atrongly advised Jones to get legal advice as to his position and rights; but as there was no other solicitor in court, he (Mr. Charles) pre- sumed that Mr. Jane; had not dono so. He asked the Bench to call )1: Jones. In repy to the Bench, Mr. Jones said he was not willing- to give up the licence until he had a satisfactory settlement. The Chairman That is not a matter we have to do with. If you have any claim acainst the Brewery Company, tha: is a matter for another court. Mr. Jones: I am able to prove that the notice I gave was illegal. The Chairman: You do not consent to the transfer? Mr. Jones: I wish to ask one question. The Chairman I am not obliged to answer r qution. What is it? Mr. Jones: I have been instructed to ask you whether you are a shareholder in the Ponty- capel Brewery Company, or whether you are interested in the brewery? The Chairman No. I am not shareholder. But I waa going to tell Mr. Charles that if tihere is any dispute in this case, inasmuch as I have acted as solicitor to the company, I do not intend to take any part in the case. Mr. Jones: I think the ejectment order was illegal, as you signed it. The Chairman What is between the Brewery Company and yourself has nothing to do with the order made. It is a question between the landlord and tenant whether the tenancy has expired. I think even in this case I can sit if I choose to do 110, but I will not do so, because I do not want suspicion, even in your mind, that I am acting in any way different to what I would do in any other case. Mr. Charles said the Company had had to put up with unreasonable, wretched, and miserable suggestions such as Mr. Jones had just made to the Bench. The Chairman said this was the first time his impartiality had ever been impugned. He did no complain if anyone wished to do so, as it would not hurt his feelings. Having regard to the facts, and seeing that Mr. Jones was going to refer to private matters, he (the Chair- man) would retire from the Bench for the time £ eing.—Mr. Edward Jones then took the chair. Mr. Charles said that Jones became tenant of the house between two and three years ago. He was told that the condition was that he should trade only with the Brewery Company, who rented the house. In many of these cases, 1 it was usual to have a legal agreement. But the Pontycapel Brewery Company always got on very well with their tenant.?, and they had never found it. necessary to put into force s,.icli a stringent agreement as some breweries did. Mr. Jones was tenant up to the end of last year. At his own initiative, he gave notice to quit, and the notice expired on the 20th of December He did not give up possession, however, no doubt thinking it would be to his interest to stay on over Christmas. The Com- pany allowed him to take his own time. In January. Mr. Dan Thomas, a well-known valuer of licensed houses, made a valuation, in order that the Company might settle with ths tenant. Everything was agreed to between Mr Jones and Mr. Thomas, and the latter had a blank signed cheque to pay the money. Mr. Thomas made several concessions. On the 26th January, Mr. Thomas wrote to Mr. Jones say- ing he regretted to find that he had not given up possession. He confirmed the arrangement made on the 13th. and undertook to forego th? rent due from that date. His offer Jones ac- cepted. There was. he said, an objection to taking over the front room furniture because it was not there when Mr. Jones took the house At the licensing sessions on the 27th January. Mr. Jones attended the court and would not consent to the transfer. If Mr. Jones had been offered £ 100 a' that time. he would not have gone out. and his subsequent action showed that he had allowed himself to be made use of by certain persons in Cefn—persons who ought to have known better. Whether Mr. Jones was sticking out to get a large sum of money from the Brewery Company by way of blackmail, or whether lie. through others, was trying to do the brewery harm, he (Mr. Charles) "did not know. Several times he advised Mr. Jones to seek legal advice, as the Company did not wish to take any advantage of him. But somebody got hold of him again; Mr. Jones told him he did not do it himself. Offensive bills were printed and posted throughout the town, copies of which he produced, and one of which stated, "Boycotted by the Pontycapel lie." Mr. Charles said that if the bills had been worth taking any notice of, action would have been taken ere this, and Mr. Jones would have been made sorry for what he had done. What the "lie" was, the Company did not know. Jones had behaved in a most pig-headed way from first to last. Mr. Dan Thomas proved valuing the fixtures at the house, and said he gave the tenant sev- eral concessions. Jones (sworn) said that Mr. Charles had made use of "abusive" figures. The Chairman: We have no figures before OS. Jones He has said I owe so much to the brewery, and they owe so much to me. The figures are "abusive" (laughter). He said he quite agreed with the figures suggested by Mr. Dan Thomas. He contended that he was not a quarterly tenant as there was no agreement. He was proceeding to refer to figures in dis- pute, when the Chairman said that had nothing to do with the Bench. The question was whether Jones would consent or not to the transfer. Jones complained that the Company had sent him a bill for 210. whereas the proper amount was only 92 9s. 2d. The Bench consented to grant the transfer without the production of the existing licence.
CORRESPONDENCE. LATE CEFNCOED (NORTH) COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. Sir,—My faithful supporters at the recent election well know how grateful I feel for their loyal support throughout the contest. To land their candidate within only 15 votes of th? goal, withoul holding any public meetings-without. indeed, any display of oratorical and other forces, is a creditable and praiseworthy result. Permit me to extend sincere thanks to' all friends of fair play. J. DAVIES (Rector). The Rectory, Cefnco-d.
ECZEMA "ARMS AND FACE A MASS OF SORES." Permanent Cure after 3 Doctors Fail. "I was suffering from Eczema for six month". and my arms and face were nothing but a mass of sores. I went to three doctors, but they did me no good. Then I saw your advertisement in the paper, so I thought I would give 'Clarke's Blood Mixture' a trial. I took seven bottles of it. and it has quite cured me. I should have written before, but I thought I would wait a little while and see if it was a permanent cure. I am glad to sav it is. (Miss) BEATRICE DAVEY. Mill Cottage, Luppitt. near Honiton, Devon." THE REASON Clarke's Blood Mixture effects such wonderful cures is because it is the only medi- cine which thoroughly drives out all impurities from the Blood. Remember, "For the Blood is tin; Life," and Skin and Blood Diseases, such as Eczema, Scrofula, Scurvy, Bad Leers. Abscesses. Boils, Pimples, Sores, and Eruptions of all binds, Piles, Blood Poison, Glandular Swellings, Rheumatism, Gout, &c.. can only be permanently cured by purifying the blood. Clarke's Blood Mixture has stood the test for 40 years, and the proprietors with confidence solicit gufferers to eive it a trial to test its value. THE WORLD fAMED REMEDY FOR ALL BLOOD *DISEASES. 2/9 per bottle. and in cases containing six times the quantity 11/ Of all Chemists and Stores (Re. j fuse Substitutes), or post free on receipt of price direct from the pcopriewrs, The Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Co, Lincoln. l
1 > CEFN COEDe EBENEZER.—On Friday night, at the Vestry of this place of worship a very successful meeting of the Young People's Improvement Society was held, under the presidency of the Rev. J. T. LI. Williams. A paper on The Life and Work of St. David," was read by the Rev. J. Hathren Davies. Addresses were afterwards delivered by Mr. W. J. Williams, Mr. J. T. Williams, Mr. M. Thomas and Mr. W. Williams. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mr. T. Jones, the young man who died last week in the Merthyr Hospital, as the result of an accident previously met with in the Cyfarthfa works, took place on Tuesday afternoon. The procession was a. very large one. the members of tho Fire Brigade, of which deceased was a member, attending in full number. Great sympathy is felt with the widowed mother in her great loss. The place of interment was Vaynor Churchyard. HEN Dy CWRDD.—A social tea was held in connection with the Mutual Improvement Society, on Tuesday night in the Chapel Vestry. The tea. served as a winding-up of the winter session of the society, and was as largely attended as in previous years. The following ladies rendered good services at the tables, and in other respects :—Mrs. J. R. Evans (Merthyr), Miss Harris (Arfryn), Mrs. Hathren Davies, Mrs. Thomas (Lower Vaynor-road), and Mrs. Jones (South-terrace). After tea games were indulged in, and the large number of young people spent an enjoyable evening. DEATH.—On Saturday last there were laid to rest in the parish churchyard the remains of Mr. W. Jones, Danyderi House. The deceased, who had attained the great age of 88 years, was well known as William Jones, Aberglais," from his having been the tenant of that hostelry for many years. He had spent his long life in the parish, and on account of his quiet de- meanour he was respected* by all. After relinquishing the business at Aberglais, Mr. Jones spent some years at Llwynyrodyn Farm, Vaynor, from which place, after the death of his wife, he removed to Celn, and took up his home at his sister's house, which is now kept by his niece, Mrs. Lewis, where he received the greatest and kindest attention.
< Vaynor and Penderyn District Council. A meeting of this Council was held on Thurs- day afternoon, Mr. J. Rogers (chairman) pre- siding. The othor members present were:— Mr Da-vid Evans, Mr. Joseph Price, Mr. T. B. Greatorex, and the Rev. J. HathreD Davies; with Mr. F. T. James (clerk), Mr. Samuel (deputy clerk), Mr. W. J. Davies (surveyor), and Dr. T. J. Webster (medical officer of health). Dr. Webster made a vrev satisfactory report respecting the health cf the village of Cefn. He said there had been no caso of infectious disease since January last.The Medical Officer was heartily complimented upon this happy state of affairs. Mr. D Evan- proposed that the Council adopt the Private Streets Improvements Act with regard to some street in the Hirwain dis- I trict which were reported to be in a deplorable condition. — The motion was unanimously I agreed to. The Cerk reported that tho tenders for Con- tract No. 1 in connection with the Cefn sewer- age works would bs in bis hands at twelve ) o'clock on Monday next. and that the applica- tions for the post of clerk of the works would bo in h3nd at the same time.—It was, there- fore. decided to hold a special meeting of ths Council cn Monday at 1.30 o'clcck-
ABERCANAIDc FISH FOR LENT.—Kmdlv place your orders early with OLIVER A. BOWN, Fishmonger, 36, High-street (four doors below Howfield's). Satisfaction guaranteed.
I PENTREBACH. CONCERT.—The last concert of the season was given at the Pentrebach Constitutional Club on Monday. Mr. William Evans presided. The artistes included Mr. Robert Roderick, Mr. Ted Davies (Porth), Mr. Walter Owen (Dow- lais), Mr. Dan Gibson, and Mr, Frazer, Mer- thyr.
Messrs. Coleman and Co., Ltd., proprietors of Wincarnis, notify us that their stock of per- fumed blotters is now exhausted. They have given away several hundred thousands, which, no doubt, our readers have appreciated. They also inform us that they have issued a new edition of their valuable cycling maps. A com- plete set of these maps, sixteen in number, em- bracing the whole of England and Wales, will be sent free on receipt of four penny stamps. Last year five hundred thousand of these maps were sold to the public. We may mention that the actual cost of these maps exceeds the price asked for them.
TROEDYRHIW. FISH FOB LENT.—Kindly place your orders early with OLIVER A. BOWN, Fishmonger, 36, High-street (four doors below Howfield's). Satisfaction guaranteed. CARMEL CHURCH.—Half-yearly meetings were held on Sunday and Monday in connection with Carmel Welsh Baptist Chapel. Large congregations attended the servioes, and excel- lent sermons were delivered by the Revs. R. W. Davies, Pontardulais, and J. Lloyd Wil- liams, Park Chapel, Merthyr. On Sunday after- noon an English sermon was preached by the Rev. J. Lloyd Williams. The singing, led by Mr. Henry Smith (precentor) was of a high order. MISSIONS.—On Sunday, missionary services were held at the Parish Church (St.. John's), the preacher being Canon Buckley, of Llan- daff, who delivered appropriate sermons. The Canon referred to his last visit to Troedyrhiw many years ago on a similar occasion, and stated he then took for his'text, "Open ye the gates," and the gates were opened. On Sunday his text was, "Come and help us." In his char- acteristic style, he blended the two together. In the afternoon, the members of the Church of England Men's Society were presented with badges and certificates. A large number at- tended, and tho services were very impressive. The offertories exceeded all prvious records.
MERTHYR VALE. EARNEST JONES AND Co. For Suits to measure and all manner of Men's Clothing.—Commerce House, Aberfan. Too MecK FRIENDSHIP. — John Jones, of Merthyr Vale. found himself in the police court twice within a week on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. After leaving the court at Merthyr on Tuesday week he went homo and gor drunk. He told the Stipendiary on Tuesday that he met a friend whom ho had not seen for thirteen years. "You don't see your friends," said the Stipendiary, "as often as you see me, I suppose?" A fine of 10s. and costs was im- posed. BLACK AND TAN SOCIETY.—A meeting of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Black and Tan Society was held at the Navigation Hotel, on Monday evening. With three exceptions, every member of the Society was present on the occasion. The chair was occupied by Mr. Ben Rees the president of the Society, supported bv Mr. D. Sullivan, the vice-chairman. It was also decided to offer two more special prizes at the Mountain Ash Show on Easter Monday. A strong hope was expressed that all members would induce their friends to attend that show, and thus meet at Mountain Ash that day. Four new members of the Society were enrolled, and another silver cup accepted from a very old fancier of the breed. CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB.—On Thursday even- ing last another concert was given at this Club. The following artistes acquitted them- selves admirably Mr. William Davies. Porth, tenor: Mi. Geo. Williams, comic, Pentre; Master Reggie Morgan, the boy comedian, Troedyrhiw; Mr. John Llewellyn. tenor, Troedyrhiw, and Mr. Daniel Edwards. Mr. Frank Gaskell. the unsuccessful Conservative candidate for East Glamorgan, also gave an address. lie had been met at the T.V.R. sta- tion and heartily welcomed. Upon rising to speak. Mr. Gaskell was met with prolonged cheers. He said he first wished to thank them for their extremely kind reception at the sta- tion. He had to confess that the result cf the recent election was disappointing: he felt it not so much for himself personally, but for those who so gallantly fought for and with him. He felt that the electorate had not yet been fully educated in East Glamorgan to the br-nefieiaf results of Tariff Reform, and it was the duty of every Conservative to preach the same. Mr. Gaskell then made a strong ap- peal to every Unionist to buckle on the armour and be ready for the next fight. Mr. A. James, The Oakland*, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Gaskell. This was seconded by Mr. W. Perkins, and carried with loud applause and musical'honours. Mr. Gaskell responded, and proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Albert Lewis and the artistes who had contributed to the programme. The accompanist was Mr. Geo. Wiiks. Cardiff. PRESENTATION.—On Wednesday evening, Mr. J. H. Edwards, proprietor of the Mackintosh Hotel. Aberfan, was presented with a collar- ottc bv the officers and brethren of the No. 2 Ledge of the Bristol and \V est of England and South Wales Operatives Trade and Provident Societv, on becoming an honorary member of the lodge. Bro. W. Rodgers, who presided, said he was pleased that the reason for calling a special meeting was the enrolling of a gentle- man as honorary member of the lodge, and and he hoped that it would be an incentive for the enrollinsr of more gentlemen as honorary members. They had already one, Bro. Dr. J. C. Edwards, of whom they were justly proud. He was proud of the Society, and particularly of the No. 2 Lodge (Merthyr Vale). The So- ciety was financially strong, the savings of the year 1909 were something like F. W. Millward proposed Mr. Edwards as an hon- orary member. Bro. Millward said he felt it sn honour to be asked to propose such a gen- tleman as Mr. Edwards,, and felt assured that the Lodge would be materially beneCwui by the initiation of Mr. Edwards. They wcul-J find him a most useful and willing member. Bio. John Jones seconded, and strongly appealed for j1 -~i:- • ,1 1 I brotherhood. He said he felt that the work of Christian bodies would be much more effective if there prevailed that love and brotherhood that should exist. Upon the proposition being put it was unanimously carried. Bro. W. Sage, who was the founder of the No. 2 Lodge, plac- ed the collarette on Bro. Edwards, and welcom- cd him into their midst. Bro. Edward then responded, and thanked the officers and mem- bers of the lodge. He said he thought it was the dutv of every man to become a member of a benefit society. He had made inquiries into the Bristol, West of England and South Wales Society, and was pleased to say found it all that was desired. He would do all that lay in his power to deserve the kind words that had been spoken of him. and to merit their confi- dence (cheers). The rest of the evening was spent in a convivial manner. A capital pro- gramme was contributed to by Mr. W. T. Ellis (baritone), Mr. Edward Evans (tenor), Troedy- rhiw; Mr. D. Angoe, comic, and Mr. J. Pike. Mr. W. Steward, Alysen, accompanied. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—The monthly meeting of this Chamber took place at the Aberfan Hotel, on Wednesday last, when there were present Dr. J. C. Edwards (president), Dr. C. Richardson White, and Mr. T. Price (vice- presidents), Mr. T. Jones (treasurer), Mr. W. R. Edmunds (secretary). Mr. J. Evans (assist- ant secretary), Messrs. M. J. Pughe, W. E. Andrews. W. Marks. D. Jones. Silas Williams, A. Hurst, and F. W. Millward. A letter was read from the Abercynon Chamber of Trade appealing for support of an application made by them to the G.W.R. for the issuing of cheap excursion tickets on Mondays. Mr. T. Jones moved, and Mr. D. Jones seconded, that sup- port be given, and this was carried unaniin- ously. The Secretary explained that upon In- quiries made into the matter of the reduction of the price of gas to private consumers, he found that no change could take place until the end of March, when the old contract came to an end.—Mr. Andrews was deputed at the last meeting to meet the local members of the Council re the drainage at Cotterell-street. He said he had seen some of them, and they pro- mised that Mr. Harvey (surveyor) and the Councillors would visit the place. As yet no such meeting had taken place. It was decided to again write to the Council in reference to the matter. Dr. J. C. Edwards called attention to what he considered a source of grievance t. the public of Merthyr Vale. At Treharris cheap excursion tickets to Cardiff were issued on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m., whereas at Aberfan they were not issued until after one o'clock p.m. Notice was given to discuss the question at the next meeting. No- tices were also given for the following: Re day school at the Mount Pleasant, and the bad condition of the roads at Merthyr Vale and Aberfan, by Mr. Hurst. Mr. T. Price also gave notice of motion re appeal to the Govern- mcnt, on the question of creating a Minister of Commerce. A vote of condolence was passed to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis James in their sad bereave- ment. on the proposition of Dr. C. Richardson White, seconded by Mr. T. Jones. Mr. Hurst moved and Mr. T. Jones seconded, a vote of sympathy to Mr. Phillip Price in his illnesr, and expressing a keen hope for a speedy re- coverv.—This was carried unanimously NOT IN ONE DEPARTMENT, hut in EVERY dc- partment you will find New Goods when you pay a visit to our Snedal Spring and Easter Show, on March 18th, 19th and following days. All who are j in any way interested in fashionable attire should rertainly make a point of coming to inspect.—R. T. JONES IT Co., Market-square, -^erthyr Tydfil.
ABERFAN. FISH FOR LENT.—Kindly place your orders, early with OLIVER A. BOWN, Fishmonger. 36, High-street (four doors below Howfield's). Satisfaction guaranteed
Former Aberdare Doctor. TRAGIC DEATH IN LONDON. On Wednesday, the body of Dr. Charles Fox. formerly of Cardiff and Aberdare, was found in a lavatory at Paddington Station, with his arteries severed. The deceased gentleman had been staving for some time at the Craven Hotel, Padding- ton, where he had certain belongings. He was of a quiet, retired disposition, and was about 65 years of age. He had very little money and no valuables upon his person at the time he was found. Dr. Fox was at one time an assistant to Dr. Ll. Rees, at Trecynon.
The Prudential's 1909 Figures. INCREASED BONUS TO THE ORDINARY AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY HOLDERS. The chief event of this period of the insurance year is the publication of the Prudential's re- port and accounts. Everybody in the business is anxious to know how the biggest company has done; for everybody is curious about giants and wonders—and there is no doubt that the Prudential is the wonder of the insurance world. Year by year it grows by leaps and bounds. The figures it shows are so stupendous that one can scarce srrasp them. What is additionally marvellous is that jt is improving its benefits so quickly. In 1906 the company was paying an ordinary branch bonus of 30s. per cent. In 1907 it increased this by 2s.; and again this year, as the present report shows, it has in creased it by another 2s.—thus making it 34s. per cent. This increase is unequalled in the same period; and it is one on which the man- r agement is to be heartily congratulated, par- ticularly in view of the financial stringency dur- ing the last four years. Many of the purely ordinary offices have reduced their bonuses in this period, yet the Prudential has made an 1 increase twice! Probably this increased ordin- ary bonus is the feature of the 1909 accounts. It is certainly one which will bring very great satisfaction to some millions of ordinary branch policyholders. The representatives of the com- pany, too, will greatly rejoice, for not only does the increase more than justify the faith in the company which they have expressed to existing policyholders, it gives them a magnifi- cent opportunity for hew business. Another, feature of the accounts is the increase in the industrial branch bonus. It is, of course, well known that industrial bonuses are of recent birth, and. indeed, are not yet generally giver.. In increasing its bonus, therefore, for the thir*: time in three years the Prudential must be helci to have accomplished a great feat. We refer I readers to our other columns for details of the increase, but we would remark that this further generosity to the public must make the Pru- dential more popular than ever" amongst the working classes.
Easter Holidays. The Easter vacation is undoubtedly looked forward to with greater ea-gernsss than any of the other holidays, falling as it does at the commencement of Spring when nature is be- ginning to again adorn herself. In these times, the question of where to go is easily solved. thanks to the splendid excursion, week-end, etc.. facilities offered to the public by the Great Western Railway Company. Running, as the popular holiday line does, to many of the best holiday haunts of the kingdom, including sea- side resorts, inland spas, cathedral cities, river- side nooks, and moorland and hillside villages, Its programme of Easter arrangements contains something to please all tastes. Cheap trips will be run from all parts to London, Devon. Corn- wall, Ireland, Channel Islands, Brest (Brittany), and the principal holiday resorts on the line, and large numbers of persons will. no doubt, take advantage of the in work-a-day life to pay a visit to some part of the country, where fine warm weather may reasonably be anticipated, and where a brief health-giving holiday may be thoroughly enjoyed. The usual i week-end tickets issued on Friday or Saturday to return on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, will be extended at Easter, and be issued on Thursday, March 24th, and for persons going away for A few days, these tickets offer great attractions. At a fare little more than the cost of an excursion ticket, passengers travel by any of the ordinary express trains, in both di rections. and have the advantage of luncheon and dining cars, and the many conveniences that the trains "de luxe" of the Great Western Railway Company provide. The "Holiday Haunts" Guide for 1910, containing a full list of hotels, boarding houses and apartments, etc.. is now being published, and will be ob- tainable 6d. post free from Mr. J. Morris, Su- perintendent of the line. Paddington Station. W. Full particulars of.Easter excursions, week- end and Saturday to Monday tickets, etc., can be secured at the Company's stations or offices,
In a report on the awarding of free scholarships at the Sw.an«°a Intermediate Schools, the Director of Education (Mr. T. J. expresses the opinion that the class of pupil admitted to scholarships is distinctly the average. The machinery of a new monoplane was tested at Monmouth on Wednesday, and proved in every way satisfactory. The mono- plane was built by Mr. C. H. Parkes, and 1 the parts were all made in the town, nothing foraign being used in the construction. The engine was supplied by a London firm.
CHILDREN'S COUGHS and Babies' Bronchitis cured by VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. Mrs. A. Wilson, 25, Henry Street, Rochester, Kent, writes :—" My two children, aged 12 months and Gi years, suffered dreadfully from a severe cold and cough which developed bronchitis. I had a great deal of medical advice without arood results, and was very,! worried what to do, but at last I tried Veno's Lightning Cough Cure, and now I am glad to say they are quite freed from their very nasty touch of bronchitis which might have been more serious if I had not given your woa^?rfi'.l medicine." Veno's Lightning Coull) Curs is safe !ur the youngest. child, and is Vw ide:i remedy for j whooping cough, bronchitis, ar.ir.ma, nasal j catarrh,, and all chest and lung v. • ,«ib!es. Price 9 £ d., Is. Jd. and 2s, of all cliemiste, r i 1-
ABERDARE CYM RODORION. ST. DAVID'S BANQUET. FOSTERING THE NATIONAL SPIRIT. The third annual banquet of the Abardars Cymrodorion, held on Friday evening at the Higher Standard School, Gadlys, was a thor- ough success. Over 100 of the members and friends had accepted invitations to the gather- ing. Owing to the critical situation of affairs in the House of Commons, tho guest of tho evening, Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., and Sir. Edgar Jones, M.P., were unable to be present. Many of the guests wore distinctively Welsh costumes, and they were all pre-rented on arriving by Mrs. D. M. Richards with a leek, in honour of the Patron Saint. The chair was occupied by Mr. D. M. Richards (Myfyr Dar), th 3 president for the year, and he was supported on the cross table by the Revs. R. J. Jones, M.A., John Morgan, Bryrision (ex-presi- dents) Rev. J. R. Dewi Williams, B.A. (vice- president) Mrs. J. Morgan Mrs. D. M. Rich- ards; Miss Edwards, Bromestyn-terrace, Ab" dare; Miss Eiiir Evans, Cardiff; Mr. R. M- ward; James, Cardiff, deputy clerk to the Mer- thyr Magistrates; Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Moun- tain Ash; Councillor Isaac Edwards, Dowlais; Mr. A. T. James, solicitor, Glyndwr Villa, Mountain Ash; Councillor Wilham Thomas, High Constable. Among others present were: —Messrs. John Davies and Henry Voyd (Ab Hevin), secretaries; John Griffiths, Park Schools, treasurer; Eynon Davies; Miss Mor- fydd Davies; Mr. Ben Davies, Tanybryn- street; Mr. Watkin Davies; Mr. John Davies (Glan Dubis); Mis." Gwersyll Davies, Bron- iestyn; Mr. D. Davies, Oxford-street; Miss Gwen Davies, Tanybryn-street; Mr. W. Da- vios, Kingsburv-place, idwydcoed; Mr. R. R. Davies, Penybryn, Cwmaman; Mr. H. H. Evans, M.E., Bwlifa; Mr. Morgan Evans (Pen- cerdd Melite); Miss E. Evans, 11, Trofor-street; Mr. D. R. Griffiths, Pantslas; Mrs. J. Grif- fiths, Park School House; Mr. T. Marchant Harries, 11, Glan-road; Councillor Morgan J. Harries, Greenhill, Trecynon; County Council- lor David Hughes, Clifton-street; Mr. James Hughes, Graig-street; Rev. D. Hopkins, Nodd- fa; Miss Jones, Broniestyn; Mr. T. Morgan Jones, Commeroo House; Mr. J. Jones, 6, Agent's-row, Abernant; Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hughes Jones, Haulfryn, Cwmbach; Mr. Jas. James, 101, Jubilee-road, Aberaman; Miss Bur- ton, Commerce House; Miss Bronwen Edwards, Commerce House; Mr. M. T. Jenkins, 63, Pembroke-street; Mr. John Jones, 45, Oxford- street; Rev. J. Morgan Jones, M.A.; Mr. D. J Jones, 29, Hirwain road; Mrs. E. Jones (Glyndwr), Llewelyn-street, Trecynon; Mr. W. T. James, Llwydcoed; "Eryr Llwyd," Llwyd- cced; Miss L. M. Jones, Babell, Tanybrvn- street; Miss M. M. Jones, la, Bell-street, Tre- cynon Mr. L'.ewelivn Jones, Cwmaman Mrs. Hen ry Lloyd, Glo'ster-street-; Mr. John Lewis, Neville-terrace; Mr. D. R. Llewelyn. Fairfield; Mrs. Morgan, 38, Bslle Vue, Trecynon; Mr. D. Morris, 7, Horeb-t?rrace, Llwydcoed: Mr. D. Morris, 43, Bronie;tvn-terrace; Mr. and Mr; H. T. Morgan; Master Taliesyn Merfyn Mor- gan, and Miss Nancy Morgan, Canal Head, Aberdare; Mr. George Powell. 37, Gio'ster- straet: Mr. W. J. Phillips. 10, Pleasant Viw; Mr. W. Pugh, "Leader" Office; Miss Phillips, Park School: Mr. John Price. 21, Tregibbon, Llwydcoed; Mr. R. R. Price, High-street; Mr. T. Pross-er, Llwydcoed; Mr. Aubrey Roberts. County School;*Mr. Rees, "Ynyslwyd: House; Rev. J. T. Rhys, Godreaman; Mr. J. Rees, 10, Miners-row. Llwydcoed; Mr. D. O. Roberts, Cwmdare; Dr. M. J. Rees, Medical Officer of Health Mr. Evan Thomas, 53, Gad. lys-street; Mr. David Thomas. 36, Glo'=ter-st.; Mr. and Mrs. T. Thomas. 27, Bridge-road, Robertstown; Mr. W. E. Thomas, 6, Mount Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. D. Williams, B'.aen- gwawr; Mr. and Mrs. E. Ogwen Williams, "Gwersyllt": Mr. L. N. William;, J.P.. Cae- coed Mr. W. R. William" B.Sc., B-yndar; Mr. Lewis Williams, Railway Restaurant; 1\17. D. J. Williams, 5, Glan-road; Mr. Williams, 23, Penydarren-street; Mr. Thomas Williams, 52. Gadlvs-road; Mr. T. J. Williams, Cwm- tiJlMY; Mr. T. Thomas, Stuart-street; Mr. John I--a.ic; M •Tames Jones, Harriet-street; Mr. Thomas Jones, 14, Moss-row, Ab?rnant; Mr. W. H. Roberts, Abernant; Mr. J. Bosher, Brondeg. superintendent of the Prudential As- surance Company Miss Bronwen Griffiths. Park School House; Mis; Bessie Evans; 1r. E. H. Evans; Miss Jennie Richard' Wmailt; Miss L. Morgan r Mi-s May Thoma", Stuart-street; Miss A. M. Williams, Jubile.e-To.HI; Mi;s Emily Williams, Ynyslwyd School; Master Daniel Trefor Jenkins: Miss Williams, Mountain Ash County School; Miss John, Mountain Ash County School; Miss John, Bell-street, Tre- cynon; Mies M. John: Miss Jones, Gwersyllt; Mr. Morgan John. Presvylfa, Aberdare; Mr. R. Lewis, Miss Nancy Edwards. Cwmdare; Mr. J. JamAs Lewis, Cwmaman. The catering was entrusted to Messrs. Miles and Son, and was admirably carried out. Grace having been said by the Vice-president, ampie justice was done to the good things pro- vided, and at the close of the dinner, the loyal toast was propos?d from the chair, and drunk with musical honours. The President then read letters and tele- grams regretting their inability to be present from the members of Parliament already re- ferred to, and the following in Welsh from Alderman D. W. Jones, of Merthyr:— "Drwg genyf analluog fod gyda chwi i goffhau yr wyl genedlaethol. Dymuniadau goreu.—D. W. Jones." Telegrams were also read from the Rev. T. Jesse Jones, Rector of Gellygaer; Mr. F. T. James, Mayor of Merthyr; Mr. D. Myrddin Williams, Pontypridd; Mr. David James (Defynnog), Treherbert; Dr. E. P. Evans, J.P., Mountain Ash-all wishing success to the gathering. WELSH CHARACTERISTICS. After a harp solo by Mr. Taliesyn Merfyn Morgan, the harpist to the Society, and the prize-winnor at the London National Eistedd- fod, in very fine style, Dr. Arthur T. Jones. Mountain Ash. proposed the toast, "Our Re- ligious and Civil Institutions." Every nation, he said, had its own uliarities and its own idiosyncrasies. Wales was noted for ii; relig- ious sentiment and its patriotism (applause). Their religious leaders were known throughout the world. Wales had also its leaders in the civil world of whom it was proud. The Chan- cellor of the Exchqu-er-(loud app:au)-and iho Solicitor-General were examples (hear, hear). Other nations, however, might boast of their military and naval achievements, but Wales boasted of its spiritual leaders and work- ers, and it wa? the spiritual powers that would ultimately prevail. In Wales they had to-day a well-nigh perfect system of education, but it was to its religion he looked for the real ad- vance of the country (hear, hear). It was for that reason that Welshmen looked with such pride to their Patron Saint, who represented their national, and religious aspirations (hear, hear). A solo by Mr. D. 0. Roberts, Cwmdare, fol- lowed, Miss Edwards, Broniestyn-street, acting as accompanist, after which the Rev. J. Mor- san, Bryn-jon. responded on behalf of the re- ligious in1 |:uiions of Wales. Having referred to th-e lco'ftvs of Wale? in tho past, he said it. was its r<NiU.n that had brought WIlles to the front a.s the land of revivals and the land of white gloves (loud app'auseV It was Christian- ity that had created the almshouses, hospitals, asylums, deaf and dumb and blind institutions which covered this country, and they were all but imitations of what the Master himself had don. (loud applause). Wales had "en leaven- ed with the religion of Jesus Christ. It was the land of the Sunday School, of the Band of Hope, and rhe Eisteddfod, and one of the pro- ducts of those institutions was our Member of Parliament (loud applause). Councillor William Thomas, High Constable, apologising that he was compelled to respond in English, referred to the way in which the representative; of Aberdare on the various local governing bodies did their dunes. They were all anxious to mako Abardare better and cleaner, and more worthy of itself, having at the same time due regard to economy (loud ap- plause). Their one obj ect was to do their duty to the electors, and he thanked them heartily, on behalf of all the members of the various gov- erning bodies, for the way in which they had ceived that toast (hear, hear). Miss Eiiir Evans, of Cardiff, then rendered a solo in excellent style. "DEWI SANT." The toast of the evening was given by the Vice-president (R?v. J. R. Dewi Williams), who expressed his regret that the gentleman who had intended to propose that toast had failed to turn up. It was only during the day that a wire had been received from the Rector of Gellvgaer intimating his inability to be present, and he was pressed by the Chairman to fill the gap. He was not going to speak much of the history of St. David. Many pretty stories had gathered around the saint, and it was difficult to know how far thoee legends were ixu. He would remind them, however, that all tradi- tions had a modicum of underlying truth (hear, hear). They were at least emblems of his teaching, his work, and his character (ap- plause). Three traits were very plainly indi- cated in all the histories of his hie. The first was his piety. This he demonstrated as a stu- dent, a monk. and a bi-hop. He had the root of matter in him. Jesus Christ was the foun- dation of his character. The second trait was his patriotism, his love of his country, and his missionary spirit. He was on fire to convert his people to the truth of Christianity, and Ins zeal extended not only throughout Wales but I to other countries. There were to-day numer- ous churches dedicated to St. David in Ireland, Britiany, and England, which were, doubtless, established by him. sneaker then drew a I graphic picture of St. David as a preacher, and also quoted the description of his charity given by Giraldus in his Itinerary. Another trait in his character was his love for the simple life. He was the apostle of "pJain living and high thinking" (hear, hear). In these various char- acteristic", he uregd all those who to-day vener- ated his name, to imitate the Patron Saint. Let them drink more and more of his spirit, lemembering that they were ail called to be sainfs, and thus make their lives worthy of that caillng (loud applause). The toast having been drunk. Mr. Henry I.:ord 'fAb Hevir.) recited a oi '"eng- iyiitc; -to the .late "CrnfTydcl pyisjd," the j President,' ttr/d :CJV-R.J. J ones v:;e urst- prss:- i denti. P. or- -•> • rer* W M i T. J. Cv, » B' llfa; Mi", ti. v.V.a:*ynt; and T. J. Howell; l: w. ,t:. fyej I specimens of pennillion 6inging were given by Mr. Llewelyn Jones, Cwmaman, Mr. Taliesyn M Morgan accompanying on the harp; and Mr. H. H. Evans. BwUfa, accompanied by Mr. D. 0. Roberts, Cwmdare, on the pianoforte. Miss Burton then sang the solo, "Gwalia Dlos," with fine effect; and a recitation, "Carwn ein Gwlad," was given by Miss Bronwen Edwards. WHAT WELSHMEN LACK. Mr. R. Edwards James, solicitor, of Cardiff, then proposed "Cymrodorion Aberdar," and said that such societies were intended to main- tain the national characteristics of Wales. There was room in the world for those charac- teristics (loud applause). Welshmen were full of the imaginative fesling, and were easily in- fluenced. Renan, referring to U3, had said that Welsh men were a great nation thirsting for the infinite (applause). Th?re were some things, however, which they might learn from the more phlegmatic Saxon. They missed some- thing which he had. The fact was that Welsh- men laclccd in the scicntific spirit. They were too ready to ignore facts and at times to get round them (laughter and applause). Thought, whether it was seen or not, always worked out into action. Every thought had its effect, and the best thoughts of Wales were influencing other nations. Psychology had now made it clear that every thought had its corresponding action. He then paid a high tribute to some of the men of Aberdare. They had some of them in Cardiff, such as "Ifano," the Rev. n. R. Roberts, and others he might name. Being himself a Ca.rdi, the only criticism he could offer on "Cymrodorion Aberdar" was that they had too many 'Cardis" at the helm (laughter). A beautiful selection on the harp was then rendered by Miss Nancy Morgan. Mr. D. M. Richards, in returning thanks, re- ferred to the work done by the Cymrodorion during the past three years. They were very I fortunate, he said, in having as their first president the most learned antiquarian in the valley—(cheers)—and during his year of office, some excellent work was done. The second year, in addition to tho fine and philosophic address of their second president, they had a series of excellent meetings, as well as a num- ber of excursions to places of note in and around the parish. This year, too, they had had very interesting papers and lectures. They had, however, other matters deserving their attention. He was very anxious" that more should be done to keep on record everything connected with Aberdare. He pointed out that the Committee of the Aberdare Free Library had set apart a bookcase for books, pamphlets, etc., printed in Aberdare, or relating to the town, o- written by Aberdarians. Members of that Society could do much to make such book- complete. Who among them possessed the programme of the National Eisteddfod of 1861, which was held in Aberdare, or those of the Carw Coch Eisteddfodau? If they had such papers, he urged them to place them in safety in the Centre Free Library, where they could be utilised by the future historian of Aberdare (hear, hear). They should also remember that the programme of to-day would become scarce in fifiy years to come, and should see that they were now placed in the Free Library. He made an earnest appeal in t.his matter to all who were secretaries of societies, singing fes- tivals, eisteddfodau. etc., not forgetting the secretaries of that Society. He also urged the need of keeping, and if possible printing, tho reports of some of the excellent papers read at that Society, such as that on "The Bibliography of Aberdare," by the Rev. J. Tudor, and that of "Iwtl.n Goch" on "Some of the Old Aber- darians." The objects of tho Society as laid down wer" broad, and he suggested that those dealing with the arrangements for study, etc., might have more attention devoted to them. This, of course, required a larger income than the Society at prefent possessed, and he ven- tured to appeal to the richer members to help (applause). The Rev. R. J. Jones, M.A., also responded, and paid a very high tribute to the Vioe- president for his excellent address on "Dewi Sant." The address, he said, was very sym- pathetic. Dewi was a Roman Catholic, but he (the speaker) believed in his religion, although he d'd not agree with his theology. He also hoped that the suggestions made by the Presi- dent would bo carried out. He hoped the various denominations would see to it that their own records were thus retained from year to year. He also referred to the importance of such societies as that to keep up the language (hear, har). OTHER TOASTS. Mr. E. Ogwen Williams briefly proposed "The Visitors," and said that although they had been disappointed in certain persons, they had been favoured by a very fine array of visitors. Mr. A. T. James, solicitor, in responding, said that although so late, he hoped that some time the last might become first (laughter). There was a strange touch to the word "visit- or," but thatf was not the case that evening. It was rather a pleasant meeting of brethren (hear, hear). They were one family, and in view of the success of that gathering, he and Dr. Jones were determined to get a like Society in Mountain Ash, to which they would invite their hosts of that evening to come and help them (loud applause). ). He again thanked them for their cordiality. Mr. T. J. Williams, Cwmtillery, said he was hardly a visitor; he was a son coming home, and he thanked them for the warmth of their welcome. He was delighted to see the growth of the national spirit in Wales. More meetings of that kind had been held that year than had ever been held bforo (hear, hear). He looked forward to the time when other nations would be sending their children to Wales to be educat- ed (hear, hear). The emblem of Wales, the leek, was peculiar. It had a meaning in it. It was an evergreen, whereas the rose, the thistle, and the shamrock were but for a time—(hear, hear)—and it was also useful (loud applause). "Hen Wad fy Nhadau" was then sung, to the accompaniment of the harp, and a most enjoyable meeting was brought to a close. The members are deeply indebted to Mr. J. Wig- ley. the caretaker, for his kindness in making such excellent arrangements.
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Wil- liams (Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies, G. A. Evans, D. W. Jones, L. N. Williams, and Owen George. EJECTMENT ORDER. — An application was made for the ejectment of Henry Cook, the tenant of 27a, High-street, Aberdare, the pro- perty of Mr. R. L. Williams.—The order was granted. VARIOUS.—For drunkenness, Albert Tassell, in Providence-place, Cwmbach, and William MacDonald, in High-street, were each fined 10s. and costs. Catherine Davies, for com- mitting an indecent act in Glannant-lane, was fined 20s. and costs. William Thomas was summoned for not providing a fireguard in his house, under the Children's Act. — P.C. Grat- ton gave* evidence that owing to the non-pro- vision of a fire-guard one of the children was burnt to death.—The Bench imposed a fins of 20s. including costs. Thomas Trailer was summoned for not keeping a dangerous dog un- der proper control, and also for allowing tho dog to be at large after sunset.—The summonses were dismissed on payment of costs. AN UNJUST SCALE.—Alice Thomas, Abercwm- boi, who was represented by Mr. G. P Davies, was summoned for having an unjust scale in her possession.—Inspector Wilson said that on the 28th ult. he found the scales of defendant 2 ounces out of balance. She was a confectioner and greengrocer.—A fine of 20s. and costs was imposed, and the magistrates or- dered the scales to be destroyed. MILK DEFICIENT.—The National Dairy Com- pany, trading as the Callow Park Dairy Com- pany, were summoned for selling milk deficient in butter fat. Col. T. Phillips prosecuted. Mr. Samuel James, Inspector of Nuisances, gave evidence to the effect that he saw Harry Har- per. the agent of the Company, selling milk from a churn on a hand-cart. Witness bought a pint of new milk from him. He had it analysed, and produced the certificate showing that it was deficient to the extent of 16 per cent. in butter fat.—Cross-examinea: He had taken samples from the Company before. Har- per had the milk in a hand cart. Witness in- sisted in being supplied from the hand can.— Mr. C. Kenshole. who defended, said the weath- er at the time was very bad, and that would have an effect on the quality of the milk.—It transpired that defendants had been fined 10s. on a previous occasion, and a fine of JE5 and cost was now imposed, the Stipendiary saying his colleagues took a more lenient view of the case than he did. ASLEEP IN THE PIT.—Patrick O'Donnell, Mountain Ash, was summoned for sleeping in Cwmpennar Colliery. Mr. W. Kenshole prose- cuted.—Isaac Batten, the overman, said he found defendant asleep in the mine.—Mr. Abra- ham Moore, the manager, produced a copy of the special rules.—Defendant was fined 20s. and costs. MAN AND WIFE.—William Griffiths was sum- moned by his wife, Mary Catherine Griffiths, for desertion. The wife did not appear when tne case was called, and it was struck out. She came forward later, and the case was recalled, I but, as she had not engaged a solicitor, it was adjourned for a week to enable her to do so. ALLEGED THEFT FROM A PUBLIC-HOUSE. Charles Lloyd and William Calwallader were charged with stealing 8s. 3d. from a till at the Beaufort Arms, Aberaman, as well as a sample bottle of whiskey. Mr. W. Thomas appeared on behalf of the defendants.—Bertha reddar, the daughter of the landlord, said that on the 3rd inst. she was in the bar when the defend- ants ca.me in. She supplied them with some beer. They left scon afterwards, and returned again about 5.30 p.m. This time they had some beer and bread and cheese. She went up- stairs leaving defendants and another man in the bar. She was called down by the barmaid, and upon going into the bar saw Lloyd by the door and Cadwallader was leaning over the counter. She examined the till and found that the greater portion of the money which was there previous to her going upstairs, had dis- appeared.—By Mr. W. Thomas: There were a few coppers on top of the drawer. These were there all the time. She and the barmaid play- ed quoits with defendants, and whoever lost- I; r,aid for the beer.—Harriet Brain said she tiio door leading behind the count"?.h,r i.I- bn;i.;ov'I, arid she ci'.IJed ,O>; T'.C lasr. —1 hoiiias 1 V.-ic'ar, th«- lafuWd, said the iu.it witness met him on the. scieet, and lelated to '# ¿ him what had occurred. He went into the house, and asked defendants if they had taken the money. They replied in the negative, after which he sent for the police.—By Mr. Thomas: He had knowthem for sonw time. There had been a little illfeeling between himself and Lloyd.—P.C. Jenki'is said he took the defend- ants into custody. He found 3s. 8d. in Lloyd's possession, and 4s. ld. on Cadwallader. Lloyd said that he had sent his boy for some money, and that he went to the Mount Pleasant. Wit- ness searched the urinal, and found the whis- key bottle produced. He also found 6d. on the floor, and a 2s. piece concealed near the bottle. When he charged defendants they both said, "We will say nothing now." He subsequently visited the Mount Pleasant, and found that Lloyd had been there, and had sent his boy for some money. The two defendants elected to be tried by a^ jury, and were there- upon sent for trial, bail being allowed in two sureties of JB30 each. THEFT.—William Tasker pleaded guilty to stealing a piece of iron, value 2s., from tli#3 Graig Colliery.—Thomas Moles, the watchman, said ho saw defendant carrying the iron away. —P.C. Bevan gave evidence of arrest, and de- fendant was fined 10s. AN APPEAL TO THE "GOOD GENTLEMAN." Ellen Goodwin, who is near 50 years of age, and a very familiar figure at the Court, appear- ed to answer two charges of drunkenness. The cases having been proved, defendant said, "Give me a chance this time, Mr. Marchant. I only came out yesterday, and I will not be with you long. If you will let me off I will be a good girl and clear out of the town. I am very sorry."—The Clerk: There is also a charge against you for being drunk in Novem- ber, but we cannot prove that.—Defendant (fervently): Thank God (laughter).-The Sti- pendiary was about to speak when defendant once more broke out with an appeal for leni- ency. She was ordered to stop by one of the constables, whereupon she cried out, "I will listen to the good gentleman. God bless him" (more laughter).-Stipsndiary: You will have to go to prison for a month.—Defendant was then conveyed out of court shouting as she went, "God bless him and God love him," amidst much mirth.
Brewster Sessions. The magistrates then sat as Licensing Justices This being the adjourned session all the ad- journed cases were taken. David Beecham, of Cefnpennar Hotel, and Thomas Jones, of the Crown Inn. Cwmbach, who had been fined dur- ing the last year, had their licences renewed. REFERRED FOR COMPENSATION. The next case was that of the Swan Inn, Trecynon, which the police urged was not re- quired Mr. W. Thomas appeared for the own- ers. Inspector Nott described the house, which is a small beer-house. The Mount Pleasant, he said, was only 120 yards away. The Blue Bell and the Golden Lion were also not far away.—Cross-examined: The house was re- ferred for compensation last year It was re- newed probably because there was not sufficient money in the compensation fund.—It was again referred for compensation. The New Inn, High-street, was also objected to. Mr. W. Thomas appeared for the owners in this case also. Inspector Nott described the house, and showed the houses near thereto.— This was referred for compensation last year. The Broad Oak, Aberaman, was then dealt with. Mr. W. Thomas appeared in this case. Inspector Nott described the house, and said the barrellage was four and a half barrells per week. He described the other licensed houses surrounding this house. Cross-examined, he said the house was well kept. He objected to the house on behalf of the justices. There were 18 houses in Aberaman.—Referred for com- pensation. The Fox and Hounds, Dullas, was next con- sidered. Mr. W. D. Phillips defended. In- spector Nott described the house, which was 50 feet from the main road, and there was but little trade there.—Cross-examined, he said it was near the Dullas Colliery. He could not say it was much frequented by hucksters. It was a double licensed house. The Earl Grey was a beer-house some 1,200 yards away. There was a room there for tea, and it was much fre- quented in summer by parties. The taking away of the licence would not prevent that (laughter). They might have better .tea.—Mr. Phillips: Do you think tea is better?—The reply of the Inspector was lost amid laughter.— Although it was a double licensed house, wit- ness said, no spirits were sold there. The ten- ant did not take out the excise licence for spirits. The house was referred for compensa- tion. TRANSFERS OF JLIGENCE. Mr. M&rtell, of Swansea, applied for the transfer of the licence of the Belle Vue, Aber- dare, and this was granted, as was also an ap- plication made by Mr. G. P. Davies for the en- dorsement of the licence of the Beehive, Hir- wain.—Granted. A NEW APPLICATION. The Carpenter's Arms, Mountain Ash, was the next case. In this case, Mr. W. D. Phillips appeared for the owner, and said they were asking for the renewal of the licence to a new house, the Victoria Hotel.—Inspector David gave evidence in reference to this house, and the Bench granted the application. VICTORIA HOTEL. An application was next made respecting the Victoria Hotel, Mountain Ash. Mr. W. D. Phillips pointed out that Mountain Ash was divided by the river into two districts. Only one licence had been granted within 30 years. In the west district within the half-mile area of the Victoria, the population was 9,074, with only seven houses, 1,297 per house, whereas on the east there was one nouse for every 637 people. He then described the Victoria, which was nearer the Park and the New Recreation Ground. The Cemetery was near, and a road led to it.—The Stipendiary: Those in the ce- metery will not require it.—Mr Phillips: But those attending funerals will want to keep their spirits up.—The house, he said, was a free house.—At this point, the Stipendiary, after a consultation with his colleagues, asked if there was any opposition, whereon Mr. W. Kenshole said he was there on behalf of Messrs. Nixon to oppose the proposed removal of the licence. This led to a legal discussion, and ultimately the Stipendiary announced that they would con- sider the question of referring the licence of the Carpenter's Arms for compensation on its own merit. The Bench, after a brief consulta- tion in their' private room, announced that the licence woulcf be referred for compensation. Mr. Phillips then applied for the licence for tho Victoria Hotel. This was opposed by Mr. Gwilym Jones, on behalf of the Mountain Ash Free Church Council, and by Mr. A. T. James, on behalf of the lessee of the Mountain Ash Inn. Mr. Jones said that the house was very near the school.—Mr. A. T. James said that no evidence had been brought forward to show that this licence was necessary.—The Bench granted the licence, and fixed the monopoly value at £ 3,500.
Pentre Cripple's Sensational Cure. ULCERS CAUSED 17 YEARS' HELPLESSNESS. ZAM-BUK ACHIEVES ANOTHER BRILLIANT TRIUMPH. "After being unable for 17 years to walk a yard without being in agony, now, thanks only to Zam-Buk, I walk many miles every day without any pain or discomfort." This remark- able evidence was given to a "Merthyr Express" reporter by Mr. Morris Parry, of 48, Carne- street, Pentre, South Wales, in support of a most sensational cure of bad leg. "While otter hunting in Carnarvon eighteen years ago," Mr. Parry told the pressman, "an otter bit a piece clean out of the back of my leg, just above my boot. The wound was cau- terised and dressed regularly by a doctor; but from the first it discharged blood and matter, which nothing could check. My leg became swollen and inflamed and broke into running sores from knee to ankle. My parents, seeing the serious condition I was in, had private doctors, and when they failed I went into hos- pital. After a long and fruitless stay there I was discharged. "There were then a dozen ulcers on'my swol- len and inflamed leg, all discharging quantities of blood and matter. I became thin and weak and felt that my only hope lay in amputation. But I couldn't bring myself to consent to this, So year after year I went on trying ointments and lotions; hoping for relief and improvement that never came. After seventeen years' con- stant dressing and bandaging my leg was in such a shocking condition that I gave up all hopes of the ulcers ever healing, and resigned myself to my daily torture. "Last summer, however, while having a short holiday at Malvern, I was strongly advised to try Zam-Buk. After the complete failure of all ointments in my severe case I wouldn't be- lieve that even Zam-Buk could do any good. But my friend assured me that she had proved Zam-Buk to be much more than a mere oint- ment, and at last I got a supply. I was as- tounded at the effect this balm produced. For the first time in seventeen years I got ease from the itching and burning, while the swell- ing and inflammation gradually went down. "Further, Zam-Buk dressings checked the running of the raw ulcers, which then filled up I with new,solid flesh. My friends and neighbours were astonished to see me walking about with- out any trace of lameness. I kept on with this remarkable Zam-Buk until everv ulcer was healed up, and a new healthy skin had grown on my leg from knee .to ankle. I work regular- ly now, and never have the slightest trouble with my leg. Zam-Buk has performed a really marvellous. cure in what seemed a completely hopeless case. I cannot feel grateful enough for the relief and comfort Zam-Buk has brought into my life." Zam-Buk's unique and ever-ready character, its "keeping" quality, its wide range of useful- ness. and its greater efficiency, which doctors and nurses daily admit, explain why a box of this precious balm is to-day kept handy in nnusftiids of homes, and considered inoispen- fc( <,>, bv thousands of outdoor woikers. Of all ¡: ",j,;< in sealed boxes only, Is. lid., 2s. 9d., or 4s. 6d. i
j Doctors' | prescribe o AGAINST INFLUENZA A WEST-END DOCTOR I— I insist on my patients having OXO becaus you have your own Farms and Cattle, and personally certify every ouuee of bf used in its manufacture. Everybody who values focd purity in its broadest, widest sense should insist on OXO." A STEPNEY DOCTOR I have much pleasure in informing that I am recommending OXO very largely$ in my practice, and I have found it simplyi invaluable iu cases of Influea"" Gastric' Ulcers, etc., etc." J A RAMSGATE DOCTOR:- "You will be pleased to know that OXO continues to be duly appreciated by those patients who take it. and I also taka it. frequently, both in the liquid and solid states by spreading it on bread and buttejv It is both palatable and nourishing." OXO GiVES STRENGTH QUICKLY. I n A Dry Puwdor whlota nan in»<U || Into a splendid v'vJLxv DISTEMPER PAIIT J mo 1 ky addition of Water only. | &WILL V I vir" I So simple—a child can g-et trood IDfCO/V/ITEU* I Tq f I results. Dries lwrd as a rock. Will I satai I 1 J not rub off". Covers i.nirrsurfa-e V. t Xs?^^perfectlv- 24 beautiful art shades. Of ali^C' pf Ironmongers, Colormen, etc. Free Color Carcl^V^^ I and name of nearest a^ent from manufacturer— (1 I THE WELSH CURE." 8 1 Have You Cough I I or Cold? I I I Will Cure You. I H INVALUABLE IN NURSERY. H fig Casb Prices, 1/- or 2/6. S I There's many a little one lost who would be here to-day if their Mothers had llT; not nelected them. Theil paA f pitiful screams and restless* ifin jSy ness by day and night denot* pain which can be stoppea Ir^j^fnTi and the danger removed by JONES' Jill^Qjjg red DROPS WJSSSBSEPI fill The Famous Specific fof /vSaW&M Wind, Gripes, Convulsions bSSSBg (MM etc* They are invaluably ■BvWm a BaPS as a soother and healtb*iver« BSSank I rega* Where there's a baby thera BBSfwwl & should be Jones' Red Drop& e: f*S3n to Save Pain and Sorrow* Jrallilf i! sflil f" .•Bot^e fr°m ^mml/13. Merthyr, Mr. V. A. WILLI Chemist, 3a, Victoria St, A BOON "iO B Dowlais, Mr. EVANS, BACKWARD iT°TP"UTSt"et" BAB.ES! SKSfcLa House. House. Beaufort Mr. Price, Post-office. Bargoed -Mr. Pritchard. Chemist. M Caerau Maes teg Mr. Ilowells, Chemist. B PontMH-tdd. From all Chemists. Tonypandy.. Mr. Emrys Richards, Chemist. Llwynypia — Mr. J. W. Richards, Chemist. H Treorchy Mr. Prothero. Chemist. Ireorchy Mr. Davies, Chemist. Ferndale—Mr. Burgess, Chemist. Tylorstown Mr. W. R. Williams, Chemist. B Abercynon. Mr. W. C. Williams, Chemist. M Mountain Ash Mr. Williams, Chemist. Mountain Ash Mr. Jones, Chemist. Trt-ir," From all Chemists. JONES & SONS, Manufacturing Chemists, LLANIDLOES. I HARRIS S, The People's Popular Cash Furnisher, MARKET BUILDINGS and MARKET HALL NEWPORT, Mon. Caution—No Agents. No Other Address* GREAT SALE OF NEW AND SECOND- HAND FURNITURE For One Month OnlyJ Grand Opportunity for those about to Fl1rnish.. Absolute Clearance. Genuine Reductions. Solid Oak Bedroom Suites 5 guineas', Parlour Suites 3, 4 and 5 guineat; Bedsteads, complete with Sprinsr Bedding 1 19/6, 25/ 32/ 35/ 40/- and 45/] Carpets. Linoleums. Rugs. Mattings. J Now is the Time to Buy, and Save Money* Goods bought durinpr Sale stored free till required. Traitti Fare allowed on £2 Orders and upwards, and Good* ■ delivered free by HARRIS, NEWPORT. :"1 TAFF VALE Billposting Co. The Borough Billposters, re the Largest in the District, and are prietors of over 100 STATIONS Built on the Latest Modem .Principle, and occupying the Most Important Positions, including all the Railway Stations and Electrio < Tram Routes in Merthyr Tydfil, Dowlais, Caeharris, Cefn, Pentrebach, Abercanaid, Troedyrhiw, Meethyr Vale, Aberfan. Also at Brecon, Talyllyn, and District. 4.11 Orders receive Prompt and penoaaI1 Attention. Experienced and Efficient Staff. Handbills Distributed by Reliable Men. Sandwich Boards, &c., Supplied. Kindly Note Address :— 14, Glebeland Street, MERTHYR Billposting Co. LIMITED, Williams' Square, Glebeland Street; If you want your Bills propetlyposted comett us, we keep experienced workmen. We have the GREATEST NUMBER of Hoarding the LARGEST Hoardings, and the BEST Hoardings in the District. No Hoardings in Side Streets. NAT. TELEPHONE 223.