The Treorchy Royal Male Choir on Tour. A Visit to Edinburgh and Bootle. The Treorchy Royal Male Choir as a musical combination are keeping up their reputation finely, and any suggestion of staleness on their part is refuted by the endless engagements they continue to have Among the very latest was their appear- ance at Edinburgh to fulfil a week s en- gagement under the auspices of the Pri- mitive Methodists at the Livingstone Hall. The choir in its entirity at present only numbers about 22, and for this particular tour 15 singers made the journey, accom- panied by Mr. Wm. Thomas, their cele- brated conductor, and Mr. Hugh Hughes, G. and L., pianist, Treherbert. The general trend of opinions pronounces the tour as an unqualified success, and musically it was one of their finest ven- tures, which means a lot when we remem- ber the fine achievements of the choir in the past. The Scotch papers were unani- mous in their praise of the Treorchy choristers, whom they held to have reached a state of perfection in choral training, and whose wonderful renderings were the best ever heard in the city. The artistes were also loudly praised, Miss Mary rc Thomas, Treforest, the successful young soprano, making a creditable debut with the choir. The other soloists, Messrs. Todd Jones (tenor), J. Devonald (bass). and Aneurin Edwards (baritone,) members of the choir, acquitted themselves with credit, a remark equally applicable to Mr. Hughes, the accompanist. The visit to the capital of Scotland enabled the choir to visit several places of note and interest, and from an intellectual point of view alone, the, trip afforded an excep- tional treat, which should be turned to advantage. Although the choir had to Mng at about 14 concerts in seven days, they still found time to perform an act of kindness and generosity by giving a musical treat to the inmates of the Royal In- firmary, where they appeared by invita- tion. On the journey home, the party gave a concert at Bootle, Liverpool, where they met with a tremendous ovation from one of the most select audiences they have ever appeared before, with the Mayor, Dr. G. S. Wylde, presiding. Tbii proved the best effort of the choir on their enjoyable outing, and as a proof of the marked impression made, it is likely that the promoters of the above; concerts will renew their invitation at a date not far distant.
Pentre. Miss A. Jones, London House, Pentre, figured prominently in the recent pass list of the London College of Music. Miss Jones, who is the daughter of Mr. John Jones, grocer, London House, is only J8 years of age, and to. secure the. serior stv- tificate (with honours) in pianoforte play- ing and theory must be an achievement that must occasion pride and gratification. We understand that Miss Jones intends taking a course of study at the It. A.H. or R.C.M.. and her future will be watched with interest by a host of friends and admirers. Credit is due to her teacher, Mr. Dd. Jones, professor of music, and organist of St. Peter's Church.
Ton. In our report of the Ton Cymrodorion last week we omitted to say that Mr. David Davies, Ton, contributed a solo, which was keenly appreciated. A competitive meeting was held at Hebron Baptist Chapel on Tuesday night in connection with the Band of Hope. Mr. William Jones presided. The adju- dicators were—Music, Mr. Owen Jones, A.C. literary, Mr. 0. J. Owens, Higher Grade School. The awards were as fol- I lows: --Soprano solo, Y Fenyw Fach a'i Beibl Mawr," Miss Mary Ann Price alto solo, Wandering juoy," Mr. Evan Jones tenor solo, "Mentra. Gwen," Mr. J. R. Jones bass solo, "Cwymp Llewellyn," Mr. James Evans; Post Office, Pentre, essay, The best scheme for promoting 'e temperance cause," divided between Mr. William Jones and Mr. David Wil- essay for those under 16, Miriam," Miss Mary Williams; for the best hand writing for girls under 16, of the 15th Psalm, Miss Cissie Davies; for the best recitation of the first ten verses \V*i chapter of St. John, Miss Mary Williams; for reading an unpunctuated piece, Mr. D. Jones; impromptu speech o*1 "Potatoes, or Oranges," Mr. David l^an Jenkins. There was a very good at- tendance.
"Social" at Llwynypia. A most pleasant social evening was 5Pent at Salem Church, Llwynypia, on | ed ties day evening by the Sunday school children connected with the church- The irv'n.t was under the supervision of Mrs. Williams, Pontrhondda Schools. The tables were very nicely decorated for the occasion with choice flowers and fruit, and the ladies who admirably waited upon their guests were: -MIss Morris, Goitre House; Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Williams, Sherwood Miss James, Trealaw; Misses a and B. Morris, Sherwood Misses ^• Thomas and L. A. Hughes Mrs. T. ^riffiths and Mrs. D. Davies Miss L. A. A>avies, Waun Court Mrs. Bunford, and Miss M. Williams, together with the as- sistance in the provision department of Miss E. A. Davies, Chandlery; Miss S. Morris, Miss S. A. Collier, Mrs. Bevan, ^ire. Richards, Chandlery, etc. After sweets and oranges, presented by Mr Quaint, Miss Evans, Pontrhondda, and hers, were distributed among the child- ten. Later in the evening an interesting programme was provided, under the pre- sidency of Mr. D. Jones, overseer, Mrs Richards accompanying on the pianoforte, pianoforte solos were contributed by Mr. i i? Jenkins, Miss Margaret A. Evans, and Mr. Gvvilym Davies; solos by Miss M. A. John, Miss S. J. Morris, Mr. EL H. Lewis, Mr. John Howells, Miss M. A. Jones, AT8 Janes Lewis, Miss Maggie Lewis. Mr John Davies. Miss Gwen Williams; ecitations by Miss Harriett John, Miss J- Davies, Master Albert Davies, Miss Uwen Williams, Miss Frances Price, Miss Morgan. Mr. Timothy Williams, n/r Morris Davies, Mr. L. A. Jones, and Mr. Tho,D'avies duets by Mr. Hugh Navies and Miss M. A. Jones Messrs. Tim. Thomas and John Davies, Llew nomas and Dan Davies; choruses by Parties led_ by Miss Bessie Llewellyn, 3VT S X?nniei Jones, Miss M. A. Samuel, niss Hilda Stallard, and a mouth organ solo by Mr. Gwilym Williams,
Hints for the Home. WHEN boiling cibbsge, turnips, and green Vegetables generally, keep the lid off the saucepan. Do not use a niet-tl spoon for stirring stewed fruit or tomatoes. A wooden spoon should be kept for the purpose. Tine secret of good bread-m iking is never to be in a hurry. Dread must have plenty of time both in rising an J baking. A GOOD broom holder may be made by putting two long screws or nails into the wall about 6ft. from the ground. Drop the broom between them, handle downwards. WARM linseed oil, applied with a soft cloth, makes a nice polish on wo idwork. In polishing it should be remembe red that the rubbing shouid be brisk and light. There is no merit in rubbing very hard, but briskne s is important. TO CLEAN GREASY WATX-PAPER. A simple way to remove greas8 from wall- paper is to lay a sheet of thick blotting-paper over the stain, and then to press a hot iron over it. As soon as the blotting-paper becomes greasy move it, bring a clean part over the stain, and then apply the iron again. Repeat this process till the stain has entirely disappeared. LITTLE ECONOMICAL HINTS. If an inkstain gets on your frock, remova at once with salts of lemon if the colour will not run. If milk is spilt over it, wash at once with soap-and-water. If candle or other grease falls on it, take out with an iron and blotting-paper, French chalk, or benzine col I as. If it is rain- spotted, iron on the wrong side, with a piece of muslin between the cloth and the iron. If mud- stained, wait till it is dry, then brush off lightly and sponge the marks afterwards. Darn auv tears as soon as seen. If paint falls on the cloth', remove with turpentine; coal-tar is removed with butter; and tea-stains with plain water. BRITTLE NAILS. A little almond-oil well rubbed into the nails every night makes them less brittle and liable to break. If your nails break easily, always slip on an old pair of gloves before stirring any- thing over the fire, as the heat makes them more brittle than they otherwise would be. "SKIN-FOOD" FOR WRINKLES. A specialist gives the following prescription for skin-food White wax, loz. spermaceti, loz. lanoline, 2oz.; sweet almond-oil, 4oz. cocoanut-oil, 2oz. tincture of benzoin, 50 drops orange-flower water, 2oz, Melt the first five ingredients together, take off the fire and beat until cold, adding, little by little, the benzoin, and lastly the orange-flower water. and lastly the orange-flower water. TO REMOVE MUD STAINS. Carbonate of socia dissolved in water will generally remove the most obstinate mud stains from dresses. It should be applied with a piece of cloth or flannel, the soiled part being rubbed and washed until the stain disappears. BAD FOR THE MICE. All houses are more or less overrun with mice, and as the tiny creatures are capable of doing a jpeat deal of mischief it is only natural that the cateful housewife should try to get rid of them. A very simple and ingenious plan consists of standing a small tub of water on a chair almost on a level with the pantry or cupboard shelf the mice most frequent, and then sprinkling the water thickly with oats. The oats float on the water and impart such an appearance of solidity to the surface that the unsuspecting mice, having a liking for oats, venture upon it at once and of course are drowned. TEACH CHILDREN TO BE TIDY. Even the very tiny tots should be encouraged to put away their toys. It may take longer than if nurse were to do it herself, but the sense of order, innate in many children, ought to be cuiti- e vated. Unhappily, it is often carelessly de- stroyed, for, instead of waiting patiently while the little one carries out his plan of putting his toys away, nurse carries him off, crying may be, saying she will do it herself presently. For a few times the child tries to gratify his orderly. in- stinct, but, being always thwarted, he soon gives up the attempt. The instinct is destroyed, and in future it will be difficult indeed to make him acquire habits of neatness. LESS LABOUR-TRY SOFT WATER. The hardness of water is a matter of consider- able commercial importance, says the Gem. A Chemical Commission of the Metropolitan Wat°r Supply in 1881 estimated that, where soda was not employed, a saving of about a third of the soap used in London for washing linen would be effected by using soft instead of ordinary London water, and that the saving in labour would be even more considerable. In Glasgow, water possessing l^deg. of hardness has been sub- stituted for water 8deg. of hardness, and it has been estimated by manufacturers in that town who use soap in immense quantities that tho consumption of soap has been reduced by one- half. Not only does soft water require less soap, but it is much more suitable for making tea and soup, and for boiling meat and vegetables, both time and fuel being saved. The reason why better tea is made when a little carbonate of soda is added to the water is that the chalk is by this means precipitated, and part of the hard- ness removed. Five ounces of tea made with soft water will be as strong as nine ounces made with hard water. It has been stated that pearly one-third of the tea used in London is wasted owing to the water employed in making it. NICE DISHES. STUFFED SHOULDER OF VEAL.—Get the butcher to remove the blade-bone from a shoulder of veal, and fill the Space from which the bone was taken with a forcemeat composed of equal quan- tities of ordinary herb stuffing and sausage meat, mixed with sufficient beaten egg to form a fairly stiff paste. Wrap the meat in greased paper, and cook it in a moderately hot oven, basting it every fifteen minutes. A quarter of an hour before it is ready to come out of the oven remove the paper, and after basting the meat dredge it with flour, and then baste it again and Vet it get brown. Place the veal on a ve ry hot dish and surround it with good brown sauce. When cold, it makes an excellent supper or luncheon dish. CHEESE SOUFFLE.—Put one ounce of butter into a saucepan, and when it has melted, stir in by degrees half an ounce of potato flour (or fine dry household flour), and when it is well mixed add a quarter of a pint of warm milk, stirring quickly all the time, and continue to stir until the mixture has boiled and thickened. Then season it with celery, salt, pepper and a little nutmeg, and remove the saucepan from the stove; when the souffle mixture has cooled a little, stir in the yolks of two raw eggs, adding one at a time, then scatter into the other ingredients three ounces of grated cheese, and when this is mixed pour in lightly the whites of three eggs whisked to a very stiff froth. Butter a sovffle mould, pour in the prepared cheese, and bake it at once in a quick oven until the souffle has risen well and is a golden brown, which will take from twenty to thirty minutes. VEAL AND HAM CUTLETS IN ASPIC. Take jflb. of cold veal, free from fat and skin (or rabbit may be used), and ilb. of tongue Tor ham), and pass them, together, twice through a mincing machine, or mince very finely with a sharp knife. Make a quarter of a pint of thick white melted- butter sauce (using milk which has been flavoured with a small piece of onion, a shred or two of lemon-peel, and a tiny blade of mace), and add the minced meat to it while it is still hot; season with pepper, salt, and a little dust of curry powder, and when the mixture is cool stir in a quarter of a pint of liquid aspic jelly. Rinse a tin baking sheet, which has an edge, with cold water, and then pour in sufficient cool aspic, which has been coloured a clear red, to form a layer of moderate thickness on the tin. When the jelly is act and the veal and ham mix- ture is quite cool, spread the latter evenly over the jelly, leave it for an hour, and then cover it with another layer of the jelly. When the latter is quite firm cut the whole into cutlets or into squares, or diamond-shaped pieces, arrange them on a dish covered with a lace paper d'oyley, ItIdiaruieh with TfaterC¡elil,-W"h
Men and Things. Church-goers of Penygraig are asking why the vicar, the Rev. Mr. Griffiths, is such a popular man. The following inci- dent shows plainly one strong reason for his popularity. An old man selling fish was coming down over Amos Hill one day last week, vending his wares. When op- posite the Vicarage, the horse (a white one), which seemed to be a dilapidated specimen of its race fell down exhausted. A few men ran forward to assist the animal to its feet. The rev. gentleman happened at that moment to be coming home from a wedding. Immediately he saw the oc- currence, he threw his umbrella on the causeway, and ran forward to help the animal up again. After much trouble, this was accomplished, and the Vicar took up his umbrella and went into his house. Mr. J. Beith, Penygraig, who 18 months ago went out to South Africa, as an elec- trician, has joined the Second Scottish Horse, under Colonel Benson. He was in that fatal battle of Brakenlaagte, and was with Colonel Benson when he fell, but fortunately Private Beith escaped without injury. Through carrying on the heroic work of conveying the wounded to the hospital (field), he caught enteric fever. Last week the last cablegram reported that he was dangerously ill. We join with Mrs. Beith and all friends in hoping for the best. New moon superstition has not entirely died out in the district yet. When the new moon appeared on Monday, a young servant was requested to place a silk handkerchief over her eyes, and to accom- pany her mistress out into the garden to see the moon. She did so, and said that she saw three moons, in lieu of one. an optical illusion brought about by the folds of the handkerchief. Oh, then," re- plied her mistress, you will be married in three years." The servant was in her seventh heaven of delight at, this informa- tion, and looks upon every young man as her would-be Romeo. Young men keep away from P Hill district. A telegram conveying the welcome news of Gwalia's success was handed in at Blackheath about 5 p.m. on Saturday bv Mr. G. R. Thomas, an old Mardyite. and received at Mardy two and a half hours later. The Mardy Football team, who on the same day played at Treorchy, and won, wired the news to Mardy, and this telegram was received in two or three hours' time. The team in the meantime had arrived before the telegram. Are these pre-historic peeps or 20th century wonders? Tho Rev. W. Morris, chairman of the Rhondda School Board, has presumably abandoned his intention of moving in the matter of getting the Rhondda incorpo- rated, inasmuch as his motion that an elective, educational body should control both primary and secondary education will. if it becomes law. accomplish the object he had in view. At a dinner held in the Upper Rhondda the other clav, the toast of the King and Roya I Family was proposed by a promi- nent local gentleman, and responded to by another local public man. Was he the King. or in what capacity did he represent His Majesty ? A peculiar case was heard at Ton-Pentre on Monday, when the complainant, defen- dant, and witnesses were all deaf and dumb mutes. One of the interpreters was deaf and dumb also, and his remarks had to be further interpreted bv a witness who was blessed with the gift of speech, and was acquainted with the sign and manual form of communication. A Rhondda solicitor found himself in a dilemma this week. He was a vice-presi- dent of a certain club, against which .a claim was preferred in the County Court, and was acting as solicitor for the plaintiff. As there were no funds in the club, he was bound to be a loser whichever way the case went. If the club won, he would be called upon to pay his share towards the costs, which would include the services of the solicitor opposing him, while naturally he would not care to lose the case in which he appeared as an advocate. Fortunately, perhaps, for his pocket, judgment was given in favour of the club.
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The National Incorporated Waifs' Association. Special meetings on behalf of the above homes are to be held in the Rhondda shortly. For thirty-five years Dr. Bar- nardo's Homes" have been labouring in the cause of destitute, orphan and waif and stray children. To-dav over 5,400 boys and girls are under the' care of the Institutions, and fresh admissions, are taking place at the rate of sixty every week. In all over 43,000 young people, rescued from the most pitiable conditions, have passed through the Homes. Over 11,500 of these have been emigrated to Canada and the Colonies, where 98 per cent. have done full credit to their train- ing. The work is truly national in prin- ciple and extent. Children are admitted freely and unconditionally, on proof of destitution, from all parts of the Empire. The Homes have done a large share in emptying our gaols and workhouses, and thus they make a practical appeal to the pockets of our ratepayers as well as to the sympathies of the philanthropic. We draw the attention of our readers to the advertising columns in this issue, in which will be found a notice of a meeting to be held in aid of these Institutions.
Performance at Penygraig. The second performance of Gilbert's can- tata, "Daniel in Babylon," was held at Zoar Chapel on Saturday, and we are glad to note that the concert was in every way a considerable improvement upon that, of Thursday evening. The accoustic pro- perties of the chapel building are any- thing but, favaura\|e, and the committee very wisely arranged that the cantata should be taken during, the first, part, the miscellaneous programme following after- wards. This alteration proved to be of great advantage to the choir, and the re- sult. was very gratifying, the whole work being gone through in a very masterly manner. Each of the artistes also achieved a distinct success. Miss Garnet, of London, sang in her usually fine style and we are pleased to note also that Miss Rhoda, Jones, of Penygraig, is rapidly es- tablishing a reputation as a brilliant con- tralto. Our highest praise is due to Messrs. James, Politycymmer, and Ben Davies, R.C.M., both of whom were in excellent form. Mr. Davies's rendition of Yr Hon Gerddor" was the treat of the evening. The conductor of the choir (Mr. R. Booth) is to be heartily congratulated upon the achievement of the choir on Saturday evening:, and it is to be hoped that this success will further stimulate him and his choir to a still higher effort.
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Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Messrs. Ernest. R. Allen and Harry J. Snelson's well known dramatic company, ,in the celebrated South African military drama, "Soldiørs of the Queen," proves a good attraction here this week, the play being a particularly pretty one, and the company, most capable throughout. The drama, is full of interest, and the scenery is effective, while the stage management leaves nothing to be desired. Mr. Ernest R. Allen is responsible for a telling im- personation of Lieut. Jack Willoughby," who is afterwards captain of the Mounted Rifles, a character that speedily obtains the sympathy of the audience. Captain Richard Forrester," a thorough, base scoundrel, finds a powerful exponent in the person of Mr. Harry J. Snelson. and hjs accomplice in crime, "Hans Muller," a wealthy Boer, by Mr. Herbert Sydney, who acts with a great deal of force. As "Reuben Brown," of Manatoppa farm, Mr. Stuart St. Clair is good. His acting is unusually free and easy, while in his times of grief he displays much care and feeling. Miss, Lallah Davies, charms with her extremely natural "Susie Brown" (Reuben's Daughter), a dainty portrait al- together, and stands out distinctly in her portrayal. Miss May Davies, as 'Mary Ann," was bright and vivacious as her devoted maid. Mr. Will Wilson takes the part of "Tom Pinch with great success, and who follows the hero and heroine through all their misfortunes, and causes a good deal of laughter, and also moves the audience more strongly at times. Miss May Davies has also several opportunities to distinguish herself in the specialities in- troduced in the second and third acts. Mr. Will Simpson, as Solomon Levi," gives prominence to the role of the scheming Jew. financier and agent, and elicits endless amusement. Likewise Kario, a Matabelle Madman," M. Limo, a, Matabelle Witch," the Boer woman, etc. The scenery and effects are all good. "The French Spy." Mr. Fred. Benton's high class company will next week present to Mid-Rhondda play-goers the eminently successful drama, The. French Spy." This play is of intense interest, and is too well known and popular to need much comment. Suffice it to say that everywhere it has appeared—in England, America, New Zealand, and Australia—it has met with most enthusiastic receptions.
Porth Town Hall. The Sorrows of Satan is the title of the piece staged at the hall this week by Messrs. Edward Ranier and Thompson Carruthers's No. I-Company. The play, as all those who have read the book know, deals with the efforts of Satan to regain his lost home, to which he advances a step nearer every time he is rejected. Mr. Edward Ranier, as, Prince Lucio Rimanez," performs his part with fine effect, and Mr. Carruthers, as "Geoffrey Tempest;" Miss Hazelton, as Mavis Claire "—the young; man's adviser—and Miss Atherton as Lady Svbil," are all particularly good. The death of Lady Sybil," accompanied by the harangues of "Prince Lucio" and "Geoffrey Tempest," holds the audience in awe, while some ex- cellent staging is witnessed. The farcical comedietta, Neighbours," which immediately "precedees the actual play, is suitably received by the audience. Hand of Iron." For next week the engagement is an- nounced of Mr. Rov Jackson and his No. 1 Company in the new and sensational drama, "Hand of Iron." The play abounds with novel and original sensa- tions, realistic mechanical effects, and smart songs and dances, and should have a popular run at, Porth.
Alexandra's Hippodrome. An excellent programme of varieties, one worth going a long way to. see, is presented to the large crowds this week at the above. Cl- -e,f among the artistes are the T'ourbillon Troupe of cyclists from the Hippodrome, London. Their feats are really clever and daring. Their re- ception during the week has been a most enthusiastic one. Fasolaand Miss Edith Lyle astonish everyone with their cabinet and box trick. A most successful turn is that given by Professor McCann and his dogs. They are highly amusing, while the leaping of the greyhound is very fine. Other "agreeable turns are those contributed by Kate Victoriat and Clown on the rolling globe. Mdlle. Vilvia, ser- pentine dancer; Jim Hegarty, Negro comedian; and James Haylebovd, cele- brated whistler. The management of this popular place of amusement continues to provide its many patrons with novel, fascinating, and in many cases sensational entertainment, and the programme for next week is in no respect inferior to its predecessors. Ex- citement is supplied in the turn by the Adrian troupe of trick riders, who are adepts in their special line, and who in- troduce the bicycle pursuit race on the smallest track in the world, 21 feet in diameter—little larger than a soup-plate. This is an act which has been the rage and sensation of London. Other items are contributed by Harry Bevet, eccentric character comedian; the Carver Bovs, ^euile eccentric musical comedians; Musical Carson, and his automatic orches- tra and one man band Ward and Whylie, comedians Chi-Omeara, Japenese juggler George Laplass, continental tumbler the Havard Diograph, giving animated pic- tures. and the Paulno and Albert Trio, sensational head to head marvels.
Eisteddfod at Llwynypia. An eisteddfod in connection with Jeru- salem, Llwynypia, was held in the vestry on Saturday. The officers were —Chair- man, Mr. Ben Davies, Bryn Myrnach; adjudicator of music, Mr. Joseph Jenkins, Ynyshir; literary adjudicator, Mr. Geo. R. Heycock, Llwynypia; accompanist, Mr. Tom Old, Tonypandy; treasurer, Mr. Iago Jones, Court Street,; and secre- tary, Mr. H. Quaint, Tonypandy. The competitions, etc.. were as fo ,Ilows Opening song, "Milwr Gwalia," Mr. John Jones; solo for children under 12, "Mae d'eisieu Di bob awr," 1st prize divided between Misses Emma Jane Williams, Ton- ypandy, and Ethel Jones, Tonypandy; 2nd, Miss Beatrice Williams, Tonypandy; special prize, Miss Jane Jones, Tony- pandy. Recitation for children under 12. "Iesu o Nazareth Miss Blodwen Jones, Tonypandy; 2nd, Miss Myfanwy Jones, Tonypandy. Piano solo—1st prize divided between Messrs. David Jones Davies, Tonypandy, and Myrfyn Emrys Jenkins, Llwynypia 2nd, Miss Beatrice W7illiams, Tonypandy. Englyn, "General Buller," Mr. W. Thomas, Clydach Vale. Tenor solo, Yr Hen Gerddor," Mr. E. T. Davies, Tonypandy. For the best verses on the assassination of President McKinley, Mr. Owen Hughes, Tony- pandy. Recitation, "Y Bedd yn yr ardd," Mr. David Hopkin, Tonypandy. Essay on "Faithfulness," Mr. Evan Roderick, Clydach Vale. Soprano solo, Bwthyn yr Amddifad," Miss Hannah Griffiths, Tony- pandy bass solo, Y Morwr a'i Fachgen," Mr. John Jones, Tonypandy. Solo by Miss Phillips, Tylorstown. Recitation by Mr, Morgan Jones, Y mor yn ceisio dianc 01 wely."
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Porth Police Court. Banksman drunk on duty. Before the Stipendiary (Mr. J. Ignatius Williams) at Porth on Thursday, John Cashman. banksman at No. 1 Pit, Cam- brian Collieries, Clydach Vale, was sum- moned for being drunk at the pit, and also with having intoxicating liquors in his possession. Mr. Kenshole prosecuted, and defendant was fined t2 and costs. Attempted Suicide. A sad case of attempted suicide was heard. The young lady charged with the rash deed was Mary Davies (25), who is a native of Emma Street, Llanelly, and at present in the employ of Mr. John Evans, retired farmer, of Station Row, Tonyr- j efail. It transpired that the defendant, | who liacl suffered greatly from neuralgia, attempted to take her life on the morn- | ing of the 30th December. She was in j bed at the time, and she had tied a boot" lace round her neck and swallowed a quan- Jr tity of parafin oil. A few days previously l it was declared the defendant received notice to leave her situation in collse- quence of her illness. Questioned whether she had any friends to take, care of her, the defendant replied in the negative. The Bench remanded her for a week, and expresed a hope that in the meantime some kind friends would come forward and take care of her.
Football Notes. Maesteg v. Treherbert. The above match was played on the ground of the latter before a good gate, under the auspices of the Glamorgan League. The homesters lacked the ser vices of Dai Jones, who was doing duty for his country at Blackheath. and Johnny Jenkins. Maesteg also suffered from absenteeism. The opening stages of the play was of a very even character, but after Treherbert had scored a try, the visitors went to pieces, and Treherbert, taking this into consideration, gave Maes- teg a very warm time of it for the last ten minutes in the initial half, and it was only owing to their keen defence that another try was not added. Maesteg opened the second half with a bang. and made things lively for Treherbert, but their efforts at scoring were fruitless. The homesters after this warmed up, and re- moved play to their opponents' quarters, where, from a brilliant piece of play by the Brothers Lewis, Page Jenkins scored his second try. Owing to the, late ar- rival of Maesteg, darkness had set in. making it necessary to curtail the second half; but if the proper time had been played out, no doubt the score would have been doubled. Both sets of forwards were fairly evenly matched in the tight and open, Maesteg perhaps having slightly the better of matters, and for whom Luke, Gibby, and Thomas played a fine game, while for the homesters Kirkhouse, Bar- nett. and Matthews were the pick. Honours in the back division were dis- tinctly in favour of Treherbert, whose combination is greatly improving. Shin- ing for the visitor were Cash Llewellyn and Davies for the homesters, Page Jenkins and Hitchings. The Brothers Lewis were quite at home. Both custodians played finelv. but Dan Rees' fine kicks proved of great advantage. Belle Vue Football Club. A general meeting of the above club was held at the Butchers' Arms Rotei on Mon- day. The meeting was cailed by the sup- porters of the club to protest agamst the laxity of the committee. Mr. H. Williams presided over a numerous assembly. It was stated that the committee did not attend any meetings, and only four mem- bers showed anything like, interest in the welfare oi the club. The club for the first time was in debt. Mr. J. Austin, the secretary, was remonstrated with for leav- ing his club, in order to referee in League matches. He handed in his resignation, but seeing the precarious position of the club, he was induced to continue his duties to the close of the season. Mr. W. Lewis signified his willingness to continue as treasurer. A deputation from the Peny- graig Club stated that unless the Belle Vue Club managed their affairs better, and improved their play. they would not allow them to play in part conjunction with them, The following officials were elected:—Assistant Secretary, Mr. H. Williams; committee, Messrs. H. Thomas (chairman), T. Jenkins. D. Bowen. Alf. Kelly, G. Griffiths. A. T. Webb. R. Ptle-hards. M. Rees. T. Harries: captain. iNIr. E. Sutton Davies; vice-captain. Mr. M. Rocket. The team to represent Belle Vue against Williamstown on Saturday at Pen- | jgraig, is as follows: -Back, H. Morgan; threequarters. J. Fine. T. Davies. D. George, and M. Rocket half-backs. C. Franks and Ro. Pring; forwards (selected from), G. Sutton Davies (captain), D. Watkins. W. Pegler, G. Evans. D. Davies. D. Powell. F. Jones, H. Stag, J. Creed. J. Davies. Kick off at 3.30 p.m.
Ton Co-operative Society. The quarterly report of the above suc- cessful society, is to hand, and shows a healthy progress. The sales of the quar- ter showed steady progress. The total amount received for goods sold this quarter amounts to tS,340 15s. 9d., being £43 10s. 2d. more than last quarter, and £ 1,715 18s. 3!d. more than the correspond- ing period of last year. Special attention is drawn to the butchery department, which needs strengthening to make it a flourishing and a good paying concern, the average trade in this branch being about £ 42 per week, whereas the committee ex- pected about £80 to £100. Nevertheless, the net profit in the butchery is far more satisfactory for the last quarter than any- thing hitherto realised, being £43 10s. Ojd., an increase of £ 10 10s. 51 d. The disposable profit of the society after meet- ing all expenses and providing for depre- ciation of buildings and fixed stock, edu- cational and insurance funds, with interest on shares, loans, and Penny Bank, amounts to t941 14s. 9d., which the committee re- commended be disposed of as follows: — Dividend of 2s. 2d. in the E. and balance to reserve Fund. The present number of members is 632, the members of the Penny Bank amounting to L350.
OUR WEEKLY PRIZES. This Week's Results. The seven names enclosed in the envelopes last week were :— D. S. THOMAS, The Bazaar, Pentre. THOMAS PUGII, 31, Jones-street, Blaenciydach. JOHN JONES, 1, Green Hill, Ferndale. JANE PHILLIPS, 15, Weston-terrace, Y nishir, J. S. JONES, 2, Villier's-road, Blaengwynfi. HERBERT RISE, 15, Blaenvc wm terrace, Tynewydd, Treherbert. JOHN REES, 59, William-street, Ystrad. The only one of the above who applied was :— JOHN JONES, 1, Green Hill, Ferndale, to whom we have sent a Postal Order for 10s. 6d. IMPORTANT ALTERATION I A SIMPLE SCHEME. FOUR Half-Guineas to be absolutely given away Next Week. Our Prize Scheme has proved eminently successful, and applications for Half-Guineas continue to pour in weekly in immense quantities. A large proportion, however, of the persons whose names were contained in the sealed envelopes have omitted to apply, with the result that the Prizes have accumu- lated, and we now have Six Half-Guineas in hand unclaimed. We purpose, therefore, to make the Scheme still more simple, and to award the Prizes amongst those who do apply. To the Six Half-guineas in hand will be added another six and for the next three weeks Four Half-guineas will be given away weekly. Special Notice. None of the Coupons will be opened until after the first postal delivery on Wednesday morning, so that every coupon received up to that time stands an equal chance of being drawn. Coupons arriving later are disquali- fied. What you have to do. We do not require you to solve abstruse picture puzzles or to guess the number of peas in a bottle; or to find the winner of a football match or horse race or to enter into any of the braiu-torturing competitions now so prevalent. All you have to do is to fill in the Coupon, cut it out, and send it to us in an envelope (a halfpenny stamp will be sufficient postage if the envelope is not sealed) not later than Tuesday next. The Four Prizes will then be awarded among the ]>ersons wl o send in Coupons. Everyone, therefore, has an equal chance, for the whole of the Four Prizes will positively be Naiiies will not in future be enclosed in sealed envelopes, but will be balloted from amongst the Coupons sent in each week. The Conditions are simple and plain. IílT Fill in your name and address on the ap- pended Coupon, and post it to Leader Office, Tonypandy, by Tuesday, 21st. January, and if your name is drawn from among the Coupons sent in, the Half- Guinea will be sent you. « & |1 Rhondda Leaden' gp 4 Prize Coupon St No. 12. JANUARY 18, 1902. g H niy name is drawn this week, please send me the half-guinea. ||^ I V m: :aaw. *3 Address ti: 31 §
is to be placed on grain imported, bread will cost, more. They also know by long experience that even a small increase in the duty on tea and sugar and tobacco, in actual practice, means an increased cost of those articles out of proportion to the amount of duty, and that it would be even .so should Is. per quarter be levied as duty upon corn, and they will oppose it. We have had convincing eroof that Sir Michael Hicks-Beach is an economist of much audacity, but he is also a party politician. He knows that to increase the duty on tea and sugar and beer is to run risks at the ballot box. And we have too much faith in his political acumen to believe for a moment, that he will adopt the unscientific and fatal suggestion of Sir Robert Giffen by putting a tax upon the bread of the people.