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DOWLAIS. J. JEfiEiriAH, Plumber, Gas Fitter, and House Decorator, 5. North-street, Dowlais. Lowest prices compatible with good workmanship and materials. A trial solicited. Also open to negotiate for the sale or narchasc of property privately. Note the address, 5, riortb-street, Dowlais. GBEAT Snow OF CLOTHING for Summer Wear at W. MORGAN DAVIES. 115. High-street, Dowlais. Boys', Youths', and Men's Suits in great variety. An inspection invited. Hats. Caps. etc.. in the newest shapes. JOHN GREENEIt, Gwalia Stores, Dowlais. Agent for the "Double Crown" Tea. ()t..ed for Welsh Bacon and Home-made Bread and Cake. JOHN GREENER. Gwalia Stores. Dowlais. TNVRF'S k BUDGET of Virtues, Perfection of Fit, Sound Hard-wearing Materials, combined with Ele- gance and Exclusive Style in every pair of Boots or Shoes yon purchase at W. R. WILLIAMS BOOT OKFOT, High-street (opposite Liptons), Merthyr. Sole Agent for "K." "Dr. Jaeger's." "Queen, and "Lotus" Boots and Shoes. BETHANIA CHAPEL, DOWLAIS.—Keep open Thursday, 31st March. Mr. John Watts, Lon- don, will deliver his lecture on late Mrs. Watts-Hughes' "Voice Figures," together with limelight illustrations. Admission, la- and 6d. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Saturday afternoon on a child, 7 days old, of James Cartwrieht, collier, of Pengarnddu, who died about 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, borough coroner. Dr. Waller, of Dr. Cross well's staff, gave evidence that the child died of natural causes, and a verdict to I that effect was returned by the jury. BOYS' SCHOOL CONCERT.—Attention is called to this concert, which will be held this (Thurs- day) evening, at Eethania Chapel. There is a good programme, and the cause is good-the forming of a Boys' Guild for those who are in school and those who have left school, the ages proposed to be allowed to join to be from 13 to 13 or 19 years. # THERE IS TIME YET.—By the time this issne of the Merthyr Express will be in the hands of our readers, Easter will be at the door, and those who have not made up their minds, or have not gone to the market, have but slight chance of having their requirements attended to and .accomplished before the first holiday festival of the year is upon us. But our know- ledge of Messrs. J. S. Davies & Co.'s capabilities and resourcefulness justifies us in saying "Never until you have tried at this great store. It is not too late. PALM SCTNDA?.—Thousands of -people visited Pant cemetery on Sunday: last; and the crowds were very orderly throughout the day. Some of the graves were very neatly decorated, some others in a very humble fashion, showing that respect for the deaj departed has not left the breasts of the living. The usual services were held in the parish—Pant, St. Lukes, and the Welsh and Pengarnddu Churches, good con- gregations being present. At early mass and the later services of the Catholic Church large congregations came together also. SHORTHAND CLASSES.—On Friday evening last week the National Shorthand Association held an examination at the Dowlais Central Schools, when 39 students from the classes conducted by Mr. Tom Phillips, Penydarren, eat for certifi- cates. Nineteen theory papers were worked, and 20 candidates entered {or speed, the rates varying from 60 to. 130 words a minute. Last year examinations were held under the auspices of the Incorporated Society of Shorthand Teachers and Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, and at both the Dowlais students did remarkable well. LIBANRS CHAPEL.—Under the auspices of the Libanus Literary and Debating Society, a debate took place on Thursday of last week, on Is it risrht for a member of the Christian Church to visit Theatres.—Mr. Richard Jones took the affirmative and Mr. Tom Roderick the negative. The debate proved to be of a most interesting character, each of the speakers supporting their different sides eloquently, the negative showing the majority in the voting. Mr. Gwilym Price (precentor of the Church) presided. VOICE FIGITRES."—The late Mrs. Watts- Hughes, of London, a famous Dowlais songstress, with a name to conjure with in past years, made a wonderfully interesting discovery that Voice figures" are produced by. means which will be explained by Mr. John Watts, of London (her youngest brother), in an English lecture which will be given by him at Bethania Chapel, on Thursday, the 31st inst.- The lecture will be a very interesting one, and will te illustrated by lime-light views, and Miss M. A- Watts will sing some of Mrs. Watts-Hughes' songs during the evening. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—On Friday evening last, Mr. Edward Williams (Gellifaelog Schools) read an instructive paper on Tolstoi." He sketched the life of the great Russian in a succient manner, and drew attention to the causes which had led to the shaping of the future political economist and j ethical teacher. The social life at Yasuaga Polyana was described admirably. Mr. Williams also gave a clear and convincing account of Tolstoi's religious teaching, and dealt elaborately with the alternations in belief until his subject at last emerged into light. Then followed a graphic criticism of Tolstoi's ideas on education, and the futility of their application in our present-day schools was shown. An excellent discussion followed the reading of the paper, and an enthusiastic vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Williams at the close. ANNIVERSARIES.—LaBt week-end anniver- saries were held at three chapels in Dowlais. At the oldest chapelin the town, Caersalem Welsh. Baptist, the Rev. S. A. Bowen, Bryn, Cemaes,and Rev. D. James, Treforest, were the preachers. The services were held on Saturday night," Sunday and Monday, and large congrega- tions- were attracted to the meetings. At Gwernllwyn Welsh Congregational Chapel meet- ings were held on Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday also, and" large congregations came together. The preachers were the Revs. W. J. Reea, Perth, and :T. Vernon Lewis, Liverpool, both talented young men. At Caifaria Cal- vinistic Methodist Chapel annual services were hold on Sunday and Monday, the preacher being the eloquent Rev. W. Wynn Davies, of Bangor (late of Liverpool). He drew together large congregations, Mr. Davies being well known in his denomination. CYMREIGYPDION LECTURE.—On Thursday evening of lrst week there was a good attendance at Harmon Schoolroom, for the Cymreigyddion lectute. The lecturer was the Rev. R. Gwylfa Roberts, Llanelly, and tho subject of his lecture was Pedair Briallen o Gymru (four primroses from Wales). The Rev. Peter Price, the president of the society, was to have presided, but was prevented through indisposition, and Mr. T. R. Nicholas (Lloyds Bank) was asked to take the chair, and was heartily thanked at the close. Mr- Roberts gave an excellent lecture, and very few present were able to guess the trend of. what the lecturer intended giving his audience. Mr. Roberts said that the j primrose was really the promise of spring, and of summer, as well as of full fruition of autumn. He brought before his audience four pioneers in Wales, as representing the harvest that had followed, or would follow their lead. The first pioneer was Gomer, of Swansea, who led in the newspaper and periodical line; the second primrose he mentioned was the idyllic bard Islwyn, who had now many followers in his particular style of poetry; the third was Stephens (Tanvmarian), who first composed and published a Welsh oratorio, and the fourth was the noted Welsh novelist, Daniel Owen, the writer of Rhys Lewis," and several other similar Welsh stories. Hearty votes of thanks were accorded the lecturer. "ADVICE TO MOTHERS "—Are you broken in your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of rutting.teeth Go at once to a chemist, and set a of MilS, WLNSLOW'S SOOTHIKO F?YRUP. It producer a l1.aLural. quiet sleep toy relieving the -from pain, and (lie little rlienib awakes "as l<riglit as a button." Contains no I'oijsonous lnsrrc- dicat, Of all Chcougto. It. 144. pet bottle.

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