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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE -r- We jjnarantee that our 1/- Backache Pills are equal to any sold at 2/9. Try them. TilE BKST way to take Cod Liver Oil is with Extract of Halt, 1/3 and 2/6 Jars. A air of 5/6 or 7/6 Snectacles will assist your sight and give pleasure in reading; the news of the day. Note the addrss-T. JKNKINS, Chemi,t and Optician, Pont- morlais. The Best Shop for New Garden Seeds. J. T. DOCTON, Plumber. Gasfittcr. House Decor- ator. PajjerhaiiRiiijc Warehouse. 138, High-street, Merthyr. All Repairs attended to at the hortst notice. A Staff of Experiencrd Workmen regu- larly employed. Estimates free. Paperhansings from 2d. per piece; numerous job lots greatly under rost price. THFRK'.S A BUDGET of Virtues, Perfection of Fit, Sound, Hard-wcarinp: Materials, combined with Ele- gance and Exclusive Style in every pair of Boots or Shoes you purchase at W. R. W'ILT.IAMS' BOOT DFPCT, Hiprh-strrct (opposite Lipton'sl, Merthyr. Sole Asrcnf. for "K." "Dr. Jaeger's," "Queen," and "Lot liS" Boots and Shoes. Hri,T,0A Here we are again, and (although times aroJiard. tend thiw^s ate ronvh, a«d tv^fvthiirjy is -risin," ^lew-RS. E. SIRDIJK and SON, Pawnbrokers, Jewellers, Out- fitters, &o 25, Pontmorlais, Meithyr Tydfil, have decided to hold their half-yearly genuine Sale, to commence on Saturday next. As usual we shall offer the immense stock oi Watches, Rin™s, Jewellery, CUthincr, Boots, Bendinsr. &c., at greatly reduced prices. Workmen, workwomen, and others-we ask you to pay a visio to the premiine establishment where you can get a genuine article at a price you pay elsewhere for an inferior oneq Don't miss this opportunity. Call early and secure the best bargains. See our windows. P.S.-We also lend most money on all kinds of Watches, Jewellery, Cloihinsr, and all kinds of miscellaneous Goods. The address is well-known, E. SIKDLI: and SON, 25, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil. MKSSRS. E. SIEDI,R and Row 31, High-street, Merthyr. Annual Sale of Clothing1, &c., including Men's and Bovs' Suits, Jackets and Vests. Trousers, Caps, Shirts, &c. All prreatiy reduced to clear. Also quantity of Atuffler-, Hose, Half-Hose, Braces, &c.. at popular prices. SaJe com- mence* Saturday. February 19.th. for 21 days only. FISH FOP. LENT.—Kindly place your orders early with OLIVER A. BOWN. Fishmonger, 36, High-street (fgtir doors below Howfield's). Satisfaction guarn.ntced. FIREWOOD. — Leonard and Raymond, Merthyr Timber Yard and Saw Mills, Plymouth road, are now prepared to receive orders or large or small quantities. Your favours will receive prompt attention. MAGNETISM.—I continue to treat NeuraJgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Paralysis, etc., with Magnetism. Thirty years' experience in the treatment of these distressing complaints.— W A. Jones, 62, Brynhyfryd, Pcnydarren. M19 JERUSALEM BAPTIST CHURCH, PENTREBACH.— Mr. G. H. Bibbiugs will officiate on Easter Sun- day morning, at 11 o'clock afternoon 2. 30; evening 6.15 p.m. GOOD PRIDAY.W.. Toomey, fishmonger, begs to inform his customers that ho will have for Good Friday a large supply of Fresh Fish, all of prime quality, and lowest market prices. Order early. HIGH-STREET BAPTIST CnURCH.-Preacher. next Sunday, the Rev. James Baillie, of Bristol, formerly of Trederarville nhajrel, Cardiff. Mr. Baillie is well known to Merthyr congregations, and a treat is in store for those who will Le able to hear him. VIGORAL FREE.—You can be entertained and refreshed free of charge at Messrs. William Harris's famous stores, 144. Hirrh-screet, Mer- thyr, by listening to the Leautiful whistling of the nightingale and enjoying a cup of the most invigorating be\erage, "Vioral." You are invited to call and taste Vigoral serred in dainty little cups, when Miss F,\enden will tell you in a very interesting way its valuable properties. Hand-painted cups are given away with capsules from Vigoral jars. MERTHYR ADULT SCHOOL.—A new departure is being made this year by holding a hyacinth show and having a coffee supper in connection with the annual meeting. Friends who have hyacinths in pots or glasses and are willing to lend them for the purpose of showing during the evening, are asked to communicate with any of the members or either of the following :-A. Young or T. W Edwards, Y.M.C.A. PERSONAL.—As will be seen by advertisement in another column, Mr. R. Cotind Jenkins, of Ashville, Cefn Coed, for 14 years engineer and surveyor to the Vaynor and Penderyn Rural jVistrict Council, has opened business for himself, and will 1 e pleased to reply to enquiries. Mr. J«uvi.3 will visit all parts of the counties of Ci«nior"a,i and Brecon, where he has had con- sidera >)« esper'«j»ce. A Vr.r. v JTJEXT FRAUD."—" You are a man of considerable ability, and you had the eS'iOTii.v? to address the jury with statements the police knew nothing against you, when yen kne-x. -me you knew I knew, to the contrary. it is a very impudent fraud," So said Lord Coleridge to William Evans (35), horsebreaker, who was sentenced to nine months' hard labour, -'en at the Giamo-cran Assizes, for stealing a horse entrusted to hm care by Geo. Thomas, at, Merthyr. CYFARTHFA CASTLE EXHIBITION.—Up to this week no fewer tÍlan 15,600 visitors patronised the art exhibition at Cyfarthfa; Castle. New pictures are constantly being added to the collection, thanks to the enthusiastic interest of the secretory, Mr. Isaac J. Williams, who is ever on the look-out for gifts or loans of works of art. On Weslnesda.y night next the Merthyr Municipal Band will rive a grand promenade concert, assisted by several artistes of repute, and the proceeds will go to the fund for the purchase of pictures, works of art, etc. The concert will commerced at 7.30: MERTHTR COUNTY ASSESSMENT.—At a meet- ing of the Finance Committee of the Merthyr Corporation on Tuesday. Councillor Thcs. Williams presiding, the Borough Controller (Mr. W. R. Harris) reported that the County Rate Assessment Committee had given notice that they had decided to alter the basis for county rate as regarded the parish of Merthyr from 9271,462 to £ 279,960, and that, they would report this alteration to the County Council at their next meeting. The Controller reported that the costs of prosecutions charged against the borough of Merthyr for cases tried at the Assizes now being held at Cardiff amounted to nearly £300, one case alore costing £110. The sum- mary of the Council's finances showed a balance in favour of the Corporation of £ 4,073 2s. 7d. ABERMORLAIS EVEXING CLASSES.—A success- ful social evening was spent at Abermorlais Schools, on Friday, to cclebrate the closing of the evening schools carried on with great success during the session, under the headmastership of Mr. Thomas Thomas. No fewer than 120 pupils attended. Refreshments were provided, and the entertainments included games, dancing, songs, etc. Mr. Thomas was assisted tn the arrangements by Miss J. Lewis, Miss E. Jenkins, Miss Edwards, School Nurse Davies, and Messrs. L1. Thomas, W. Lewis and A. G. Recs, while Miss H. M. Davies presided at the piano. In the whist drive the ladies'prize, a silver-mounted purse, was won by Miss A. Watts, and the gent's prize, a pocket case, was won by Mr. Terrence Thomas. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Thomas for organising such a pleasant gathering. The Abermorlais shorthand classes are not yet closed. ST. TYDFIL'S WELL DEBATING SOCIETY.—The meetings of this society held at the Norman- street Schools, continue to be well attended, and keen interest is taken by the members in the papers and discussions. Last Thursday the Misses Parry gave a very able paper on Bazaars not being desirable for getting Church Funds," the subject being treated in a very forcible manner, whilst the other side was championed in an equally good way by Mr. Hill; Mrs. Prothero, Mrs. Evans, Miss Price, Miss Edwards and Messrs. R. Williams, Taylor, Tom Parry, Robt. Jones, W. Evans, W. Williams Thomas (Cyfarthfa Castle), Lee, and the presi- dent taking part in the discussion that followed. The result was an overwhelming majority in favour of That Bazaars and other devices were not desirable." Credit is due to the hon. secretary, Mr. W. J. James, and the treasurer, Mr. Tom Parry, for the success of these meetings, which are undoubtedly doing much good amongst the young people of St. Tydfil's Well Church. IF YOU HAVE DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT, consult the most experienced .Eyesight Testing Expert in Mer. thyr Mr. HENRY M. LLOYD, Ophthalmic Optician and Chemist. Merthyr (opposite Market doors).

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