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-n_ JACKSONS' LIMITED—Messrs. Jacksons Ltd., High-street, have just started a new department. They are now supplying ladies' boots at a uniform price of 10s. (id. PHRENOLOGY.—Spiritual Temple, Tramroad- side North, on Thursday next, at 8 p.m., Mr. J. T. Docton will deliver his second lecture, subject: A study of Heads and Faces (illustrated), concluding with phrenological examinations from the audience. Silver col- lection. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, PENYDARREN.—The sale of work and jumble stall have been post- poned from the 18th inst., to Monday 25th ApriL Further information from the Vicar. HIGH-STREKT BAPTIST CHURCH.—Preacher next Sunday, the Rev. Gray Griffiths, Tredegar- viile Chapel, Cardiff. Services at 11 and G o'clock. SPIRITUALISM.—Reader, you are earnestly invited to attend Mrs. Jennie Crompton's inspirational address, at the Spiritual Temple, Tramroadside North, on Sunday and Monday next, commencing at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday at 7.30 p.m. For particulars see advertisement. PERSONAL:—At the Easter sports, at Brecon, in connection with Christ College, Mr. H. Spenser Davies, son of Mr. Davies, pork butcher, High- street, who is a student at the school, won a gold medal in the steeplechases, coming in a good first. PARISH CHURCH.—On Tuesday a quarter-peal of grand&ire triples was rung by the following members :—W. Morgan 1, W. Allen 2, W. Roberts 2, F Chave 4, F. Stedman 5, E. Thomas n. A. E. Slatter (conductor) 7, and J Smith 8. The peal was rung with the. bells half muffled, as a tribute of respect to the late Air. James Gray, who had been a faithful member of the band since the erection of the peal of bells 'in 1906. STEAM RpLLER OVERTURNS.—On Tuesday the ten-ton steam roller, the property of the Corporation, turned a completo somersault whilst at work between Troedyrhiw and Merthyr Vale, and the driver, Robert John Roberts, had a miraculous escape. Tho engine was working on the main road, on one side of which there is a big dip overlooking the sewerage farms. It seems that a. portion of the road gave way, and without a moment's warning the roller slid over the bank into the field below, turning completely over, and, singu- larly enough, alighting upon its fret." The driver, with great presence of mind, jumped off, and escaped with a severe shaking. So far as can be ascertained no serious injury was done to the roller. PHRENOLOGY.—On Monday last, at the Spiritual Temple, Tramroadside North, Mr. J. T. Docton delivered the first of a series of lectures on phrenology to an appreciative audience. The subject was How to read, character," which was dealt with in a very lucid and able manner, thus showing that the lecturer must have given very careful and earnest investigation to the subject. Numerous illustrations were introduced, showing the different traits of character depicted in the shape of the head, facial expression and general contour of the individual. At the close of the lecture members from the audience were invited to the platform to be phrenologieally examined, several persons accepting the invitation. The public examination gave great satisfaction. CHEAP CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH.—Mr. Edgar Jones, the Liberal member for Merthyr, asked the President of the Local Government Hoard, on Wednesday, whether he could arrange so that'children in elementary schools who are candidates for entrance scholarships of secondary schools might obtain the eheap certificates of birth under the Elementary Education Acts, and whether he could prevent registrars from demanding, as they do at present, a fee of 3s. 0d.—Mr. Burns The statutory provisions on this subject refer to elementary education, and consequently legislation would be necessary to secure the object which my hon. friend has in view. The fees at present paid to registrars are fixed by statute. CILSANWS GOLF CLTTB.—The monthly meeting of this club was held at the Bush Hotel, Merthyr, on Friday last. Mr. Welland, the pro." reported that seven greens had been laid, and before Whitsun three additional natural greens would be playable. Members who have played over the course expressed themselves as very pleased with it, and increased play will bring the turf if to still better condition. The follow- ing matters were discussed :—The desirability or otherwise of having a formal opening of the course, the laying out of the ground attached to the golf-house, and the providing of refresh- ments for members and also lockers for their use at the golf-house. The treasurer (Mr. T. Gilbert Evans) submitted a balance sheet showing a smaller expenditure than was antici- pated, and the average cost per green conse- quently worked out at a. low figure. It is requested that intending members shall send in their applications for membership, with subscriptions (ladies, 15f! gentlemen, £1 10s.) within the next three weeks, to the Secretary, Gwynfa," The Walk, Merthyr. BETHESDA.—On Sunday the quarterly meet- ing of the Sunday School, in connection with Bethesda. Chapel, was held. A programme had been arranged by Messrs. Williams and Joseph Davies. The chairmen were the Rev. J. Jones (pastor), and Mr. Daniel Davies, superintendent of the school. The items were as follows :— Recitation, Edith Vaughan recitation, Islwyn Maddocks solo, Doris May Evans duet, Master John and Harry Hughes: solo, Master Howell Davies; recitation, Phyllis Maddocks; solo, I Lena Davies; recitation, Mr. Daniel Davies solo, Master Islwyn Evans recitation, Rosie England; recitation, Lucy Vaughan; solo, David Jones; recitation, S. Davies solo, Rosie Evans; quartette, Ed. Jones and friends solo, Mr. D. W. Bvans recitation, portion of Scripture, by Mr. Willie Rees solo, Mr. Johnny Evans; solo, Miss Roberts; solo, Mr. Dd. Haman. Testaments were presented to four scholars who had left the church and school to go to Troedyrhiw, for faithful attendance. The recipients were grandchildren of Mr. Thos. Thomas, Penry-street. The financial state. ments of the Sunday School were read by the secretary, and were satisfactory. The accom- panists were Messrs. Gwilym Lewis, D. W. Davies, Dd. Hughes, and Willie Rees. On Sunday evening, at Bethesda Chapel, fifteen young people were received members by the pastor.

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