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THE APPROACH OF SPRING.—Gloirous'summer weather prevailed on Sunday last, and hundreds of local cyclists went for a good spin." SEED POTATOES AND GARDEN SEEDS.—The best varieties, suitable to this district. Quality right; price right. Gilleland & Sons, Brecon- road Merthyr. THEFT.—Joseph Cox (33), collier, pleaded guilty, at Glamorgan Assizes, on Saturday, to stealing two pairs of boots, the property of George Oliver, at Merthyr, and was sent to gaol for four months with hard labour. DON'T FORGET to enter for the Aberdar-e Dog, Poultry, and Cage Birds Show and Am- bulanca Competitions on Easter Monday and Tuesday. Good classification. Ten Cups. Specialist J udg. Further particulars, apply T. J. DAVIES, Hon. Sec. JUDAS MACCABJEUS.—We are very pleased to note that the reserve seats are being booked with great rapidity, and there is every reason to believe that the other tickets will sell equally as" well, a ad thereby ensure, -not rm-ly-H musiea4 Success, but financially, too. The choir and conductor (Mr. Dan Davies) arc making rapid strides with the choruses. RINKING.—The skating public of Merthyr is certainly being well catered for. The Merthyr Select Rink, at the Angel Buildings, will now have to look to its laurels. It has always been a favourite rendezvous for learners, but it is sure to be more popular than ever now, at they have instituted an extra session for ladies and children, while lessons arc given by accomplished skaters free of charge. HOCKEY.—An interesting rink hockey match was played at Aberdare Rink, on Wednesday, between Merthyr Rink Hockey Team and Aberdare Team. The following represented Merthyr :—Goal-keeper, Harry Owen half- back, Harry Taylor; forwards, J. Hayward (capt.), A. Hughes and P. Horselield. The referee was Mr. G. V. Jenkins. The bully off took place at 8.30 p.m., and, after a very keenly- contested match, Merthyr won by a goal to nil. The scorer was J. Hayward. The keen ness with which both teams played was greatly appreciated by the spectators who very much enjoyed the game. COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.—The police court at the Town Hall is being rapidly con- verted into a court of Quarter Sessions. A large dock has been erected in the centre of the court, and prisoners will enter it from a staircase leading from the cells below. The jury box occupies a space on the left-hand side of the court, while the witness box will be on the right, so that witnesses will face both the Recorder and jury. Ample provision is being made for counsel and solicitors. ALWAYS IN PAWN.—Bridget Scott, of Ynysgau, a well-known figure in the police court, was charged on Friday with stealing a skirt, value 12s, the property of Maggie Donovan, her 1 sister.—Bridget sajd that her mother told her to pledge the garment. The pawnbroker, said the skirt had been pawned at his shop nearly every week for the past two months.— The Stipendiary smiled, cautioncd Bridget, and discharged her. MERTHYR LADY'S WILL.—Mrs. Mary James, widow, of Tygwyn, Church-strcet, Merthyr, who died on January 2nd, left estate of the gross value of £4,319 and £4,155 net. Probate has been granted to Mr. Arthur Perkins Jamec, of Garth House, Tail's Well, and Mr. Frank Treharne James, of Penydarren House, Merthyr, sons. Testatrix left a legacy of £100 to her housekeeper, and divided the residuary estate amongst her sons and daughtcrs. G.W.R. INNOVATION.—An arrangement has been made by the Great Western Railway Company, which, when it becomes generally 1 known, is likely to prove a striking success. Parcels can now be taken to any of the Company's stations and booked to the United States, Canada, and all other parts of the world. The] usefulness of this innovation will at once be appreciated when it is remembered that the public are not generally well acquainted with the routine of forwarding parcels to places outside their own country. In future, therefore, senders of parcels abroad will no doubt find it greatly to their convenience to simply hand in their consignments to the neatest Great Western station, where, of course, all information regard- ing rates, together with insurance, etc., charges, can be obtained. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary services in connection with Zion Welsh Baptist Church, Twynyrodyn, were held on Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday evening, when large congregations attended. The officiating ministers were the Revs. Thos. Davies (Moriah, Pentre) and J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D. (Ammanford 11 who delivered excellent discourses. During I the services the solos, Nearer, my God, to Thee" and "Lead, Kindly Light" were rendered in an exquisite manner by Miss Lottie Thomas, Cardigan, who possesses a beautiful, rich contralto voice of excellent compass, and her singing was highly appreciated by the large 1 congregations. The singing was under the conductorship of Mr. T. Morgan Jones (pre- centor) Mr. David Williams (organist) presided at the organ with his customary ability and the Rev. W. A. Jones (pastor) conducted the services. FRED WELSH'S, SISTER MARRIED.—On Satur- day Miss Kate Thomas, sister of Fred Welsh, the famous boxing cha mpion, was married at the Wesley Chapel, Merthyr, to Mr. Horace G. Church, manager of the Renarr Mc'Fadden Health Home, Cheshire, Bucks. The Rev. Richard Garbett, minister, officiated. The bride, who was charmingly attired in a cream silk dress, with hat to match, was attended by Miss Megan Jones, an old schoolmate, who was dressed in pale bluc Miss Thomas was given away by her brother Freddie, who in all his great fights has regarded her as his inspiring mascot." Mr. Will Church, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. After the wedding breakfast was served at 10, Norman- terrace, Merthyr, the residence of Mrs. Lewis, the bride's aunt, with whom she has made her home, there being present about 25 guests. The newly-married couple left later in the day for London and Brighton for the honeymoon, the brides' travelling costume being of russet green The presents were both numerous and costly. POOR LAW RELIEF CASES.—Up to recently the Merthyr Board of Guardians have sat as a relief committee, to hear special appeals in cases where persons had been summoned to contribute towards the maintenance of relatives. In some cases the orders made by the Magis- trates were reduced, and the sequel was heard at the police court; last Friday.—Mr. Llewelyn Richards, warrant'officer, applied to the Stipen- diary for several contribution orders, and the Stipendiary refused to'grant them.—Sir Marchant said that if the orders which he made were disregarded the Board must take the respon- sibility of making orders themselves. When cases were brought to court they were decided on evidence, and if the Board wished those orders varied the cases should be sent to court again with any fresh evidence. The Board, he added, had no.business to vary the orders after the Bench had made them. THE PARKS.—A sub-committee of the Corpor- ation have of late considered the expense and revenue of establishing bowling greens in various parts of the borough, an exhausive report having been drawn up by the Borough Engineer, show- ing what had been the outlay and income on similar greens in other towns and boroughs. At a meeting of the Parks Committee of the Corporation, on Friday afternoon, the sub- committee recommended that, as an experiment, a green be laid out at Thomastown Recreation Ground.—Alderman A. Wilson, however, thought a greater revenue might be got at the Cyfarthfa Castle grounds, and upon his proposition the Council will be recommended, on Monday next, to establish a green at Cyfarthfa.—Mr. Thomas, park superintendent, reported that the pair of swans presented to the Council by the Marquis of Bute, and the pair of Egyptian geese presented by Mr. W. Pritehard Morgan, had been received. The Town Clerk was, on the motion of the chairman (Alderman D. W. Jones) requested to I acknowledge the receipt of the birds with I thanks. l