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N.B.—A Beautifully Illustrated Catalogue Sent Free on Application. Wash-day drudgery goes T when = cfJ, comes Dissolve one-and-a-half tablespoonfuls of Witch Soap, the "all-snap" soap in powder, jM: in every two gallons of Hot Water. Put the clothes in this hot Witch Soap Water." Let them stand an hour or Qvemignt. Then rinse-that's all. You'll find your clothes so sweet and clean you'll wish to goodness" you'd Let the Witch Do Your Washing" long ago! A Witch packet although slightly smaller than f I other soap packets, will do twice as much work- <3 Jtl 5II easily. In Id. & 2d. packets-a 2d. packet is more than twice the size of a Id. packet-at >■ ail Grocers, Oilmen and Stores. Me 2113 Vÿvvk" + | JOHN JONES & SON h t MANCHESTER HOUSE, + jj £ BEG TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEIR I Special Show of Spring Summer Fashions j* Will COMMENCE ON FRIDAY. 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A very Large Stock of LACE CURTAINS to choose from. + OUR GOODS ARE UNSURPASSED FOR BEAUTY, NOVELTY STYLE AND EXCELLENT VALUE. ♦> I ❖ ►% v LADIES ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO VISIT THE SHOWROOMS. -—————————'—'————————.———. t X' NOTE THE ADDRESS;— +.+ I 1102 & 103, High Street, Merthyr. f .++.+++++..+-+ .+.-+.++.+..+.+..+..+..+.+-+..+..+.+..+..+..+..+-+..+.+++ ++..+..+..+. +..+.+"+.+"+.+, A HOW TO SAVE MONEY I ESPECIALLY FURNITURE BUYERS. HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY ML No paying fancy prices. Come to the People's "hop, the Largest in Monmouthshire. All Goods sold for cash. You get sterling value. HARRIS'S EMPORIUM, The Market Hall, Newport, and 3, 4, 5, 6, Market Buildings. ALSO Market Arcade, Dock-st., Newport. Solid Oak Dining-room Suites, j64 15s. Od. Solid Oak Bedroom Suites, £41Sa. Od. Solid Oak Sideboards. j63 15s. Od. Dining Tables, solid Oak, 29/6. Mirrors, solid Oak Frames, 22/6. Massive Bedsteads with bedding complete, J62 10s. Handsome all Brass Bedsteads, 23 12s. Od. 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TO BE WELL AND COMFORTABLY DRESSED TRY THE BESPOKE TAILORING -OF f MORGAN BROS., | 136, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL.. SPRING AND UMMER Are now Ready UITINGS The Cutting and the Making of a Suit are equally important* The Lining, the inter-lining, and the Trimmings all require attention to meet your particular wishes. We measure you and note your special wants. AN EVERY-DAY SUIT FROM. -35/S A FROCK-COAT SUIT „ 631- LADIES' TAILORING—A Special Line. HATS AND CAPS. These are attractive at this Season, and we keep a thoroughly Up-to-date Stock. SMART TIES, COLLARS, GLOVES, HOSE, CYCLING AND. MOTORING OUTFITS. Sole Agents for J. PECK & CO.'s Specialities for Butchers and Provision Dealers. ——' '— I MAN ARCADE MUSIC SHOP, i —======= -j a Holds one of the l FINEST STOCK OF PIANOS, ORGANS, t f and all kinds of Musical Instruments t m in the District. 9 r — ■-■r—:— £ j I A» TTE L3TEST MUSIC ST0CKED' POST ORDERS CAREFULLY ( k Tuning and Repairing a Specialty. 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ALSO THE CENTRAL SKATING RINK WELLINGTON STREET, MERTHYR TYDFIL. ia ,n #n ADMISSION ■_ ™ ADULTS, with use of SKATES 6d. Reduction of Prices. 2.30 to 5 SCHOOL CHILDREirKmoming and 7 to 10 afternoon), ditto. 3d. Garden" Goods | AT iA LARGE STOCK I Garden" Goods | LOWEST PRICES. I THOMA^BROS., f| Ivonmongem, j j jl I THOMAS BROS, f| Ivonmongem, j j jl I MERTHYR TYDFIL. j Mr. J. W. BAKER, 1 (Principal Violin in Mr. GWILYU L"'I' I Orchutra.) Gives LESSONS on Violin PlayietgT j At own or Pupil's residence. KNGAOKMKNTS' A CO KPT Eft AS SOLOIST OR OXJdEKVViSiJ bOii. CUA'LKiiXis, LIC. FoR Twitms. AvuRxds:- 1 17, PONTMORLAIS WEST, ^KTHIT RATS ROB YOU? I Get Rodine Rat Poison. It lures rats to ■ their doom. Kills instantly. Dead vermin B leave no smell. The dainty death dealer V kills millions annually nev^r fails. Com- ■ < plete clearance certain no mess, no trouble. 0 0<t, l/-j 2/ 3/ 5/ Post 2d., Harlev, a D Oht-roist, Perth. Agei;5: — T. 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Conference of Young Liberals at Swansea. On Saturday last, a dozen delegates from the Aberdar,3 branch, of which Mr George Powell is chairman, and Mr. Aubrey Roberts secretary, left Aberdare by the 12 train en route for Swansea, where the conference of delegates from the various South Wales branches of the League was held. There were also a number of delegates present from the Mountain Ash branch, as well as from Merthyr. The meet- ing was representative, members having come from Lampeter, Carmarthen, and other parts. The President for the afternoon was Mr. Pres- cott, from Sussex, who made an admirable chairman indeed. To his left upon the plat- form was the popular Mr. Mond, M.P., a true Welsh Rationalist, who is doing so much for his constituents, and who is now contemplat- ing raising a building for Swansea Leaguers to the extent of some £ 5,000. tie was given a grand reception. Mr GibbSxs, M.P., the Mid- Glamorgan hero, was accorded a most enthu- siastic reception, as also was Mr. Anuerin Wil- liams, M.P., another Welshman, late of Dow- lais, who spoke eloquently. Other speakers were, Dr. Chalke, M.A., of Porth, who made a fervent and most impressive appeal to Welsh- men who were bred amongst the glorious Welsh hill to ever leu their mountains ring with the shouts of liberty; Mr. Walter Jones, school- master, Ystalyfera, who struck the keynote for Welshmen when he said he saw in the Social- ism as it is to-day preached a deadly enemy- the greatest enemy in the forward march of progress; Mr. Aubrey Rees, the secretary; Mr. Dowell, Mr. Thomas, and many others. Mr. Mond denounced the House of Lords, and said that he looked especially to Wales to do their utmost ever to trample once for all any organisation which dares to play and tamper with the hard blood-earned liberties of this nation. He could not call himself a Welshman, but he was a true Nationalist, who would strain every muscle for the furtherance of progress of the nation. He was congratulated later for the excellent way in which he went to assist Mr. Gibbins during the recent Mid-Glamorgan election. It was briefly decided to consolidate the whole of the South Wales branches tem- porarily, three delegates from each branch to attend the united conference which will be known as the District Council of the League of Young Liberals. A resolution of congratu- lations to Mr Gibbins, M.P., was passed, to which he responded. He heartily thanked all who had worked for him, and especially Mr. Mond and the League of Young Liberals in the various parts of Mid-Glamorgan—Briton Ferry, Maesteg. They had had to work hard, but they did it cheerfully, and had been re- warded. He was hailed with loud cheers. An- other resolution expressed entire confidence in Mr. Asquith. After the meeting a reception was generously given the delegates by Mr Mond, M.P.. at the Cameron Hotel. During the evening a programme of music was given and a few speeches; one by Mr. Isaac Edwards, the secretary of the Merthyr Liberal Federa- tion, and by others who were greatly indebted to Mr. Mond for such an excellent reception. Solos by individual members, and excellent choruses by the Swansea Male Voice Party were given.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE WE guarantee that our 1/- Backache Pilla are equal to any sold at 2/9. Try them. TaB BEST way to take Cod Liver Oil is with Extract of Malt, 1/3 and 2/6 Jars. A Pair of 5/6 or 7/6 Spectacles will assist your sight and give pleasure in reading the news of the day. Note the address—T. JENKINS, Chemist and Optician, Pont- morlaia. The Best Shop for New Garden Seeds. J. T. DOCTON. Plumber, Gasfitter. House Decor- ator, Paperhanging Warehouse. 138, High-street, Merthyr. All Repairs attended to at the shortest notice. A Staff of Experienced Workmen regu- larly employed. Estimates free. Paperhangings from 2d. per piece; numerous job lots greatly under cost price. THERE'S A BUDGET of Virtues, Perfection of Fit, Sound, Hard-wearing Materials, combined with Ele- gance and Exclusive Style in every pair of Boots or Shoes you purchase at W. R. WILLIAMS' BOOT DEPOT. High-street (opposite Lipton's), Merthyr. Sole Asrent for "K." "Dr. Jaeger's," "Queen," and "Lotus" Boots and Shoes. SEED POTATOES AND GARDEN SEEDS.—THO best varieties, suitable to this district. Quality right price right. Gilleland & Sons, Brecon. road Merthyr. BEAN AND PEA STlcxs.-Send post card, or call personally, and order your sticks in time at Leonard & Raymond's Merthyr Timber Yard and Saw Mills, Plymouth-road. Large stock of various designs in garden borders. THE ELECTORS of the Penydarren W&rd are invited to attend Public Meetings to be held next week as follows:-Tuesday, 26th inst., in Horeb HaJ], Penydarren; and Thursday, 28th inst., in Gwernllwyn Schoolroom, Mary- street, Dowlak, when Councillor Isaac Edwards will deliver addresses to his constituents upon the work of the Merthyr Tydfil Corporation Chair to be taken at 7.30 p.m. CYFAitTHFA BANDSMEN'S UNrpoFtms.-The uniforms worn for many years by the members 6f the celebrated Cyfarthfa Band hav"e heen sold by the Corporation to the London Equipment Clothing Company. On Wednesday the caps, each containing the silver dog and the title Perseverance," with the uniforms, were packed in a box ready for transit. A corres- pondent suggests that one of the tidiest uniforms should be kept and placed in the museum, at Cyfarthfa Castle, where the old band used to play for Mr. Crawshay. SUCCESS OF A YOUNG LOCAL MUSICIAN.—Mr. J. Thomas, Stuart-street, has secured the Associate diploma of the Trinity College of Music, London. The examination was held in London, early this month, and the subjects set were :—Pianoforte playing, advanced rudi- ments, harmony, form and the art of teaching. Mr. Thomas is to be congratulated upon satisfy- ing the examiners in all these subjects, and thereby ginning the much-coveted diploma A.T.C.L. Mr. Thomas is a pupil of Mr. D. E. Williams, Merthyr. HIGH-STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.'—The Sunday School anniversary will be held op Sunday next, when the preacher will be the Rev.' Evan Williams, of Dalston, London. Services at 11 and 6 o'clock. In the afternoon, at 2.30, a service will be held at which recitations and solos will be given by the children, and a short address will be delivered by Mr. Williams. Miss Annie Rees, of Dowlais, has kindly con- sented to sing a solo at the evening service. THOMASTOWN PARK.—A correspondent wishes to call the attention of the inhabitants to the beauties of nature to be now seen at Thomas- town Recreation Ground. Under the direction of the chairman of the Parks Committee (Alderman D. W. Jones), who resides in close proximity, many improvements have of late been effected, the Bower beds have been well laid and kept by Mr. Joseph Thomas, the park- keeper, and to-day the rhododendrons are in full bloom. Every bed is well stocked. The correspondent suggests that ex-Alderman Dd. Evans should have some credit for these improvements. MBRTHTB MENS' ADULT SCHOOL.—On Thurs. day evening last a very successful concert was held at Shiloh Mission Church, in connection with the Adult School. There was a good attendance, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Mr. Young, the president of the school, presided, and the following took part in the programme :—Pianoforte duet, Tarantella Chromatique," Miss S. M. Rowlands and Mr. W. Morris; solo, River of Years," Miss Blodwen Jenkins; chorus, Hurrah for the Greenwood," Penuel Juvenile Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. W. Morris (accompanist Miss S. M. Rowlands); Indian club display, Mr. Ben Williams; pianoforte selection, Mr. Gwilym Lewis; chorus, 'Tis merry in the Greenwood, Penuel Choir; illustrated solo, Village Black. smith," Mr. Dan Rees illustrated solo, Tit for Tat," Miss A. M. Davies; ring drill, Penuel Juvenile Choir; solo, Dear Homeland," Miss B. Jenkins; chorus, Liberty," Penuel Choir; solo, There's a land," Miss A. M. Davies; recitation, The Collier's Wedding," Mr. David Hamson duet, Flow Gently, Deva," Mr.. Tom Morgan Jones and Mr. Dan Rees chorus, the choir. The accompanist was Master Edgar Reynolds.
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The Dark Side of Convict Life. [Being the Account of the Career of HARBT WILLIAMS, a. Merthyr Man.] CHAPTER XIV Having been reported so many times, and seeing my remission rapidly decreasing, I thought it was just about time for ue to try and "get a bit of my own back," as the 'ag^ call it, so I thought I would try and turn my haiid to something which would bring me in a iittl-a luxury; and if I happened to be caught, well then I should get punished for something which I did on more than one occa- sion, as my business was quite a puzzle to them. Nearly every day when I came in from the quarry, I would find my cell in a "topsy- turvy" condition, and every article, from my, salt-cellar to my shoe laces, turned over. Some- times my cell was so artfully searched that I could hardly detec' it, as all the things wertf so carefully arranged back into their proper places so as to deceive me and make me thinU thaf the searcher had not been there, but I was one too many for the searchers and warder being equally as clever as they. Many an old lag, with double my experience, was in th4 habit of coming tc me, and asking my a-dvicd as to which was the best place to plant thiS, or conceal that, but I never made it my busi- ness to tell them, for one simple reason i should the searcher happen to draw his needle from a crack in the wall or behind the doog with his magnet, then the lag in most cases would accuse me, and teU othere that I "shopped" (informed) against him But. thanl( God, I never was called a "copper" during all my servitude. I always made it a habit to pv' a little black spot near the corner 01 my slate, with the edge just touching the spot, and should the elate be removed a little way or over the spot, then I would know at onca tha' the seareher had been there. Anotbe* game the prisop detective used to practise" but not a single convict did I ever know to tumble into it, but J found it out. The searchers, after searching the mattress, would sew the sides up with his own private stitching, then if a convict would undo the stitches in order to conceal anything io the mattress, even if he sewed it up again, he could tell the all] difference between his own stitches, and there would be a capture. I told the searchers this on one occasion, and he said, "Williams, how on earth did you tumble to It? Why, only the other daj I captured an o!d lag in the very same way; bu" promise me," be added, "that you won't give the game away, and I will leti you run loose." I replied, "i shall tell no one." At the same time, I warned several not to conceal anything in their mattresees. My readers, no doubt, would like to know what the searcher A as looking for every time he turned me and my cell over, and they will be surprised to learn that it was some tooth- picks, and the tools I used in the manufacture ing of them, that's what they were after, for I was well known at Portland Prison as the "bone faker." Instances of such could be seen in the stone quarry daily, when all sorts of. conditions of bone would be offered me, even from the old tough chicken bone to the beauti- ful white mutton bone. The marrow bones-1 used in the manufacture of signet rings or tie clips, and thick mutton and beef bones for making ladies' boots, with the imitation of the leg and two blades to be closed like a pen- knife. I also nnidd the fancy pipe cleaners and scaxf pins, the shape of hearts, anchors, Maltese crosses, etc. It was all these articles that the searchers were after, for I was known ad- the "bone faker" even from the commo-U, civil guard "to the director. Although they; were prohibited articles, they were highly inter- ested in my bone carving, as the gove-rnoli himself once told me, when reported for having one in my possession. "You are a clever man, Williams," said he, "but I have told you be- fore, it is against the rules, so therefore I must punish you." "Alright, sir," I replied, "it's & fair cop; so many days No. 1, and so many, marks, and I will star' again after the punis& ment." My object in making these things wa.s to ex- change them for tobacco, which I would share equally with my fellow-convicts, who ran tha same risks in getting me the bones. How I managed to get the tobacco, of course, J shall not mention here, as it would be unfair to those who treated me with kindness. I will here give my readers one or two instances of how I cheated the searcher under his very eyes. It was on a Saturday, in 1902, being a pudding day, that I was quite unexpectedly visited by the searcher already mentioned. Ifr. was after dinner, and I always made it my, habit to save my pudding till supper-time, toi eat with my cocoa, for I was particularly fondi of "cold duff" but this was not my sole ob-j ject in saving it, for it served my purpose alao( as a tool-box. I know readers will laugh at>: the idea of a piece of "duff" serving as 81; tool-box, but my tools were not many, being only three in number, namely: an old piece ofti steel, a rusty barrow nail, and a piece of copper I wire. With those prohibited articles on my; table, I was busily at work, manufacturing all female's boot, when I was suddenly given the, tip, which meant the scratching of the ironf partition of my next-door neighbour, whom li engaged in the observation line. Scarcely had; I received the signaJ when the cell door waa' flung open, and in walked the searcher with his searching instruments, but it was too lat, for my tools and unfinished article had dis- appeared as if by maric. I was ordered to strip naked; my clothes were searched; every- thing in my oell was turned over, but he found nothing, so he locked me up, and then depart- ed. I then took up my "duff," cut it in half,} and out dropped my tools. I then finished ngvl, article. I exchanged it on the following .Monj day for an ounce of twist, and gave my- pal"l his whack, who heartily thanked me with at "God bless you, Williams; I have not smelt a chew for over two years." I made a friend of that little fellow, who was known as gpm, ney George Devereux, undergoing a term oJ, six years. I never did regret it, for he. wo, as true as gold, and not like some of them,- who are for ever putting their fellow-prisenew away, as J have already mentioned, in erdea;, to carry favour with an official. In the next chapter, I will give you ai\ ao> count of how I cheated a screw a*- tne rmpulea of the moment, and how I was transferred from Portland to Parkhurst Prison. lata 91 Wight, (To be continued.) t
Accustom yourself to do what you have id do, or ought to do, in its right time. There is a right time for everything. Do the things you ought to do. They wiII fit in their places, and will make your life beautiful, complete. There is a sequence in everything, and thai "ought" duties, if not performed in their sea-< son, destroy that sequence, %nd throw thing! into confusion.
CADUM Cured ia Red Face Mrs. L. Boughton, ta, Vernon Road, Luton, says "Four- teen years ago a little red lump came on my right cheek. It bushed and smarted, and in a few days my face was very much inflamed with painful irritation. Every kind of treat- ment the hospital and other doctors could devise failed utterly tcl, give me relief. Eventually my face waa completely covered with inflammation and pimples. Years of costly treatment having dooe me no good I tried Cadum. After, the third night Cadum had taken out every? bit of inflammation, and within a week it had completely cured my face, which was amazing to both my husband and myself."1 Cadum is a new medical discovery that, quickly cures all skin troubles, including eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, scaly skin., rash, pimples, sores, eruptions, chatrngt. aone, etc. It stops the itching at once, andli begins. healing with the first appiicsUosiJ Price 7 £ d., J¡g, and 2/9 a box. e! all, Chemi^ts. or from Omega, Ltd., 't_
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. 6d. QUARTER SESSIONS.—In our report of the opening of Quarter Sessions, last week, it was not stated that Detective-Sergt. Thomas acted as mace- bearer. MAY HORSE SHow.-The Merthyr May Show will be held at Penydarren Park, on Thursday, May 12th. The schedule of prizes has been issued, and substantial prizes, are as usual, offered. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Sunday after a brief illness, of Mrs. J. Hole, of Blaina, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Robins, of 18, Penuel-street, Merthyr. MIDWIFERY. PUPILS.—Immediate vacancy for pupil midwife. Preparation O.M.B. examina- tion,L-F,or terms apply Nurse Rees, Nursing Institute, Merthyr Tydfil. • V w SptRiTtrAiJffM.On Sunday last, at the new Spiritual Temple, Tramroadside North, Mrs. Jessie Crompton* of Bolton, gave two .eloquent inspirational addresses, which were listened to with rapt attention by large and appreciative audiences. This lady is a gifted speaker and her platform work should be the means of causing earnest seekers into the teachings and philosophy of spiritualism to continue their researches until they receive that satisfaction founded on facts concerning the life beyond, to which we are all hastening, that the true investigation alone can give. On Monday evening Mrs. Crompton devoted the evening to clairvoyance, which was quite a success, to a large audience. SIFL MARCHANT AND SOLICITORS.—At the police court, on Friday, those sitting within the inner circle enjoyed a hearty laugh, following a remark made by Mr. J. T. Vaughan. Eleanor Williams, represented by Mr. Vftughan, sum- moned Margaret Williams, for whom Mr. F. P. Charles appeared, for using bad language.— There was a cross-summonB.—Mr. Vaughan explained that the husbands of the women were brothers, and he suggested that the wives should be bound over to keep the peace, which was agreed to.Sir Marchant Williams face- tiously suggested that he ought to bind over the advocates as well, but Mr. Vaughan assured the Court that solicitors were already bound by ties of friendship. ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS FRIENDLY SOCIETY.-The half-yearly meeting of Merthyr District of this society was held on Thursday week, at the Darran Hotel, Deri, under the presidency of Bro. Wm. Edwards, D.C.R., Llandrindod Wells. Delegates were present from all the courts in the district. The Senior- Auditor, Bro. Wm. Beynon, gave his report of the audit of'the district accounts, and expressed his pleasure at the financial position of the district. Bro. Daniel Evans, Court Foresters' Home," Dowlais, was elected district auditor for the ensuing two years. Bro. Joseph Rees, Court Penywaun," Rhymney, was nominated for the office of D.S.C.R. After the meeting an excellent dinner was provided, and the delegates heartily thanked Host and Hostess Edmonds for the enjoyable time they had spent at Deri. MR. H. E. CARTER, 57, Ernest-street, Merthyr Tydfil, writing on the 6th April, 1910, says:— I have often been tempted to write and state the benefits J have received by using Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa regularly for the last ten years, and many years previously in London. Being an underground workman, I have derived much good when returning from the pit, after a long day in the workings of the mine. It has been a real refreshing beverage, sustaining bodily strength, soothing the nerves and aiding the digestion. At supper time it is a veritable night-cap, bringing a natural sleep. I have also found it a great help during scriptural studies, and music examinations, stimulating the mind, and assisting the mental faculties. I have arrived nt these conclusions after trying others." Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa, contains all the elements that enrich the blood and restore the enormous nervous waste so common among all men and women. It is a perfect food. Do not ask your grocer for cocoa. Ask for a 6d. packet of Vi-Cocoa. MUSICAL.—Messrs. Hughes & Son, of Wrex- ham, have just published a very beautiful and elaborate part-song for mixed voices, from the pen of Mr. E.T. Davies, F.R.C.O. Its title is "0 Noson Deg"—"0, tranquil nkrht"—the Welsh words by Robert Bryan, and the English translation bjr. Mr. Davies himself. This compositionisrded by the few critics who have reviewed it as one of the very best works by a Welsh composer. Mr. Davies has dis- tinguished himself in the department of com- position lately. At the London National Eisteddfod he carried off the chief composition prizes, and during the past few weeks two very charming songs of his—" Entreaty and My Heart hath its Love" (the latter dedicated to and sung byl Mr. Ben Davies)—as well as an interesting album of six-part songs for juvenile voices, in which he has collaborated with Mr. A. J. Perman, M.A., headmaster County School, have been published. We hope to review these works fully in our next issue. We understand that several other instrumental and vocal compositions by Mr. Davies will be published shortly Mr. E. T. Davies has long been known as a most versatile musician, but it is com- paratively recently that he has come to light i as a composer. Welsh composers of the right kind are not too plentiful, and we trust Mr. Davies will, go on developing his undoubted talents in this direction. PRIMROSE DAY.—On Tuesday many people wore the primrose in memory of the late Lord Beaconsfield. At night a dinner was partaken of by the members of the Constitutional Club, the tables being well laden with good things. Table decorations took the form of primroses, and a framed portrait of Beaconsfield was partly hidden by a large wreath of the late statesman's favourite flower. The president, on behalf of the Shooting Club, presented to Mr. Gus Jones, a member of the Shooting Team, a smoking cabinet, on the occasion of his marriage. Mr. Nibloe referred to the popularity of the recipient, and wished Mr. and Mrs. Jones long life and prosperity.—Mr Jones suitably replied. An excellent concert followed, Mr. Wm. Griffiths, :Pencfaemawr, presiding. Among the speakers were Councillor J. W. Lewis, Mr. Tom Elias, Mr. T, Nibloe (president), Mr. W. Craig (vice-president), and others. The pro- gramme was as follows, Mr. Gwilym Lewis being the accompanist:—Trio (piano, 'cello and violin), Messrs. Gwilym and T. Lewis and J. W. Baker; comic sketch, Mr. Franscombe; recita- tions, Mr. C. A. Harris and Mr. Squash bass solo, Mr. Max WeTjrly 'cello solo, Mr. T. Bhy. Lewis; tenor solo, Mr. Geo. Daniel; song, Mr. Ballinger; comet and trombone duet, Messrs. A. S. Berry and W. H. Baker; tenor song, Mr. J. Jenkins; 'cello solo, Mr. T. Rhys Lewis, comic song, Mr. J. Macmeekan comic song, Mr. J. Jenkins; violin solo, Mr. J. W. Baker.—Mr. Nibloe proposed and Mr. T. Elias seconded a vote of thanks to the chairman for his address,, which was carried with acclamation. A most enjoyable evening was spent. A word of praise must be given to Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, the steward and stewardess, for their excellent catering and for the exquisite decorations. PENYDARREN CJS.M.S.—A general meeting of the members of this society was held on Thursday evehing, at the Mission Hall, Peny- darren, when an address was delivered by Mr. E. Williams, headmaster of the Gellifaelog Schools, on Count Leo Tolstoi, the great Russian Reformer." The meeting was very well attended.. The Chairman (Mr. E. R. Davies), in introducing Mr. Williams, mentioned that he was pleaded to see so many present, and thought it was largely due to the world-wide reputation of the Russian count, as well as to the personality of the lecturer himself, and he (the chairman), from his personal knowledge of Mr. Williams, assured the meeting that the subject' would be treated In a masterly way. Mr. Williams then delivered his address, and, afteJ. giving an outline of Tolstoi's life as a writer, landed proprietor, soldier, and religious and social reformer, proceeded to analyse his views in various directions, leading up to his I central point of view, particularly from a religious and social standpoint. He then proceeded to show how Tolstoi, with remarkable courage and self-abandon, applied those views proceeded toshow how Tolstoi, with remarkable courage and self-abandon, applied those views to life. The latter part of the address was taken I up by an interesting account of the various experiments performed by his subject in the realm of pedagogy. Mr. Williams assured the I meeting that Tolstoi was a great teacher, and had a thorough grasp of the fundamental principle of -eal success in teaching, notwith- standing the failure of some of his experiments as applied to modern ideas of school-keeping. The address was enthusiasticalyl received and listened to with rapt attention. A discussion followed, in which the Rev. D. D. Richards, Mrs. Davies and the Rev E. Rogers took part, the two former dwellling particularly on the principle' of non-resistence as applied by Tolstoi, while the latter dealt with the note of humanism which permeates the life of the great reformer. A vote of thinks to the speaker was moved by Mr. Price, and seconded by the Vicar, who thanked Mr. Williams for his very able address, and also for hie "kindness in coming at such a short notice.' The vote was carried with acclamation. 'Mr.'Williams, in responding, said that., although he disagreed und probably they would disagree with some of Tolstoi's" views, yec all must admire the courage he had shown in applying his views as he did to life. IF YOU HAVE DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT, consult the most experienced; Eyesight Testing Expert in Mer- thyr, Mr. HENRY M LLOYE), Ophthalmic Optician and Chemist, uoxwyt (opposite ftUrtat doors). [ .1 SPIRITUALISM.—On Sunday next the usual services will be held at the Spiritual Temple, Tramroadside North, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Lyceum at 2.30 p.m. Clairvoyance at each service by a celebrated medium. A hearty invitation given to all. PARK CHURCH.—Last Sunday and Monday successufl half-yearly services were held, the Rev. T Williams, B.A., of Aberystwyth, being the preacher, and Miss Richards, Newport, the soloist. Next Sunday the pulpit will be occupied by a lady evangelist, Miss Olwen Davies, of Pontycwmmer, who is a very success- ful missioner. MUCISAL.—In the recent school examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal AcadoBK* of Music and the Royal Colleg of Music, a pupS of Mr. W. J. R. Davies, 8, "Brynteg-place, Treharris, Miss Edith George, passed in the elementary division in piano playing; and Master Harpld Hill, a pupil of Mr. David Rees, Sybil Cottage, Clydach, gained a pass in the primary division for piano playing. DR. J. G. JAMES.—An advertisement in another column announces that Dr. James, of Enfield, a former pastor of Market-square Church, will conduct the services in that place of worship on Sunday next, and his many former friends will, no doubt, be glad to know this to arrange to attend the services. Dr. James has recently published a book on Pro. blems of Prayer," a copy of which, is is stated^ the Queen has been pleased to accept.