The CARDIFF EMPIRE QUEEN STREET. THE SLIDING ROOF MAKES THIS THE COOLEST THEATRE IN CARDIFF. Managing Director OSWALD STOLL TO-NIGHT. "ROSEMARY! THAT'S FOR REMEMBRANCE." FLORENCE ST. JOHN, Supported by WILLIAM SANTER and H. V. SURREY, in her Farcical Comedy Incident, entitled QUITS." LES UNIQUES, The Original Gymnastic Pot-Pourri on Two Illuminated Perpendicular Ladders. MARIE WESTON, A Demure Maiden, with a Catchy Song, "When You Walk Down the Strand." HAPPY TOM PARKER, A Diminutive Piece of Eccentricity. The Acme of Perfection in Colour Blending, E. ROUSBY'S "AROUND PARIS," An Electrical Review of Reviews. I.-The Remodelled Avenue De L'Opera. 2.—Bird's-eye View of Paris, seen from the Louvre (from Daybreak until Nightfall). 3.—The Foliea Bergeres. 4.-Festivals on the Marshfields. New Electrical Apparatus from the Richard Wagner Theatre, Bayreuth. Scenery by Bruce Smith. TED E. BOX, Quaint Comedian and Comedy Siffleur. THE LEONARDS (BOB and JENNIE), In an original Comedy Act, "Point Duty." SISTERS PINE In a Musical Comedy, Maggie's Day Out." THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE, Presenting a new series of Up-to:Date Pictures. HERBERT DARNLEY'S Company of Comedians, in the Screaming Skit on Domestic Derangement, entitled- "MOVING IN Bicycles stored Free of Charge. Two Performances Nightly. Early one between 7 o'clock and 9 late one between 9 o clock and 11, All artistes appear at each performance, Box Office open daily (with exception of Saturdays) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plan of Grand Circle, No Booking Fees. 873 POOLE'S ALACE ORTH ERFECT ERFORMANC E OPULAR RICES. THE TALK OF SOUTH WALES. 4- See the following gorgeous array of talent. THE PALA.CE OF VARIETIES, PORTH. General Manager Mr. C. W. POOLE Acting and Stage Manager Mr. WALTER BYNORTH TWICE NIGHTLY At 6.50 and 9. First Performance between 6.50 and 9 o'clock. Second Performance between 9 and 11 o'clock, Trains from all parts to and fro to suit each house, MONDAY, AUG. 19th, 1907, And Twice Nightly during the Week at 6.50 and 9. A Wonderful Stage Spectacle (produced at enormous cost), MAURIN'S MARVELLOUS FOUNTAINS As shown at the Paris Exhibition. 20,000 gallons of real water Pouring on the Stage, playing under power- ful Electric Limelights. Constant changes fn the shapes of the Water and Colours Indescribable Kaleidoscopic and Beantifnl Prismatic Effects, concluding with" The Water Nymphs." Statues in the middle of the water. LILY FOY, the Bristol Comedienne. iflTTHE SAUTERONS, Including Frank Sauteron, the Champion Jumper of the world, in a great and very Funny Act. WILL HUGHES, the Boy Coon. STEVENS & RENNOIR, Comedians and Dancers. MAMIE CANNON, The Great American Coon Singer and Refined Comedienne. This Lady went very big at Glo'ster and will at Porth. CARL HOWARD, Cod Conjuror. The Comic Card, and a Safe Card. JACK FOLEY, Comedian. LOUIE HURMAN, Comedienne and Burlesque A'tress THE PALACE ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE Introducing the Historic Coventry Pageant. LA MILO as Lady Godiva on her beautiful White Horse, with Escort and Maids of Honour. Miss IIULO HODGSON, Mr. HARRY LOWTHER and COMPANY in the New Farcical Comedietta, entitled, "Barmaids." Tatter, we will crack another bottle." The PALACE BAND of SELECTED MUSICIANS Under the Direction of Mr. NIMROD WILLIAMS Early Doors at 6-30 & 8-40. Ordinary Doors 6-40 & 8-50. Circle, Is., Balcony & Pit, 6d. Gallery, 3d. Early Doors, Is. 3d. Early Doors, 9d. Earl y Doors, 4d Reserved at Is. 3d. D'ARCS GRAND CITY WAXWORK EXHIBITION St. Mary Street, CARDIFF (Opposite th Morgan Arcade'. Grand New Additions. 10yer 200 Life-sized Figures. The Original Waxworks. Mdme. LESLIE, the great American Palmist, Phrenologist & Lecturer. Consultations from 11 to 1, 2 till 6, and 6 to 10 daily. Waxworks open from 10 to 10. Admission, 3d. each. Children, 2d. -mg 2673 HOWELL WILLIAMS & S0N~ Undertakers & Funeral Furnishers. "S* Funerals completely furnished in the best style, and at reasonable charges. Proprietors cf Shelibiers, Open, Olcsea and Glass-sided Hearses, Mourning and Wedding coaches, Brakes, etc. Every requisite for Funerals kept on the premises. William Street, Ystrad Rhondda. P.O. Telephone 59. 2931 NOW OPEN. I The LARGEST and most LUXURIOUS H EYESIGHT-TESTING 1 AND Spectacle Fitting Rooms I In West Wales. ■ C. F. WALTERS, I F.B.M.C., F.I.O. (By Exam., London), B 51, Oxford St., SWANSEA 1 1 (LATE 15, UNION STREET). 3064 ■ » HI ..c= New Theatre, Park-Place CARDIFF. Solo Proprietor. ROBERT REDFORD EVERY EVENING AT 7-30. SIX NIGHTS ONLY; IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT OF Miss DECIMA MOORE In the Comedy Theatre Success, THE TRUTH, Supported by the following Strong Company, viz.:— Misses MAUD LINDEN, KITTY LOFTING, ELSPETH DUDGEON, Messrs. ROBERT MINSTER, ARTHUR HARE, &c. Next Week— FLORODORA. 3234 Box Office Open 10 to 5. Nat- Tel. 276. THE Palace and Hippodrome, Westgate Street, Cardiff. Proprietor. Mr. FRANK MACNAGHTEN. Now in the full tide of success. 7 Twice Nightly. 9 Doors open 6.30 and 8.45. Tonight. JOHN TILLER'S Company in the Musical Comedy Extravaganza, A TRIP TO PARIS. STEWART and EVANS, Comedians. FANNY WENTWORTH, Society Enter- tainer, in her Original Musical Sketches. RAYMOND'S BIO-TABLEAUX, with new and interesting Pictures. COLBY AND MAY, The Ventriloquist and Dancing Doll. 3682 Cambrian Railways. TRAIN SERVICE. For July, August and September, between SOUTH WALES and the CAMBRIAN COAST. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Cardiff (Rhymnev)dep 840 9 20 10 50 2al0 Caerphilly „ „ 8 56 9 35 11 6 2 25 Cardiff (T.V.) 752 9 25 10 40 1 15 Treherbert „ 740 9 15 10 25 12 Porth 11 8 7 9 41 10 51 1 30 Pontypridd,, 8 26 9 58 11 13 1 47 Aberdare 750 9 37 10 30 12 45 Newport (Mon,) „ 8 35 II 0 2 20 Mertiiyr. 9 38 10 35 12 0 1210 2 50 Dowlais 9 40 12 15 3 20 Builth Wells arr. 1150 12 7 140 2 23 5 37 Llandrindod 12 34 12 34 2b57 2 57 6 5 LIanwrtyd. 139 1 39 3 16 3 16 7 5 Aberystwyth „ 2 50 2 50 4 20 6 23 9 35 Towyn 3 30 3 30 4 37 6 8 9c33 Barmouth 4 0 4 0 5 9 6 40 10c 5 Dolgelley „ 6 25 6 25 6 25 7 30 Pwliheli 5 30 5 30 6 40 8 10 b-From July 13th to September 14th arrive Llandrindod at 2.10p.m. a-2.20 p.m. on Saturdays. c—Runs Saturday only and daily July 29th to August 10th inclusive. Tourist Tickets, Cheap Week-end and Fourteen Days Tickets. Issued throughout the Season from all the principa Stations in South Wales to the CHARMING HEALTH RESORTS OD THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS Time Tables, Guides, and every information may be obtaned from the Company's represen- tative, Mr. J. HARPER, The Exchange,- Cardiff, or from. C. S. DENNISS, General Manager. Oswestry, 7th July, 1907. 3653 Workmens' Hall, Abercynon. A Grand Competitive Concert (Under the auspices of Moriah English Baptist Church), ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 1907. MALE VOICE-" Little Church." JUVENILE CUOlR-" Peace be still (Sankey). Substantial prizes given for Solos, Quartette, Recitations, etc., etc. Programmes, Id. (by post, I.Igd). RICHARD DAVIES, Sec., 20, Glancynon-ter., Abercynon. 3673 Treherbert. VALUABLE SHOP PROPERTIES. MESSRS. E. H. DAVIES & SON, of Pentre, are instructed' to Sell by Auotion at the DUNRAVEN HOTEL, Treherbert, on TUESDAY, September 3rd, 1907, at 4 p.m. (subject to the Common Form Conditions of the Cardiff and Dis- trict Incorporated Law Society, with such Special Conditions as shall be read), the following Valuable 1. Business Properties. LOT I.-All that Messuage, Shop and Premises, being No. 17, Station Street, Treherbert, close to the Station (T.V. Rail- way), in the occupation of Mr. James Gunn under a repairing lease at a rent of £ 37 15s. per annum, together with the Dwelling-house at the rear, known as Cwmsaerbren Cottage, in the occupation of Mr. Williams at a rental of 24s. per lunar month. This Lot is held for 99 years from the 2nd of February, 1876, at a very low rent of 22 13s. LOT 2.—All that Messuage, Shop and Premises, being No. 20, Dunraven Street, Treherbert, aforesaid, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Cove under a repairing lease at a clear annual rent of L40. This Lot is held for 99 years from 1st May, 1868, at a ground rent of zC2. The Properties are in good repair. Col- liery Workings are being re-opened, and new works are being projected. The population of the district is increasing, and there is a great demand for Proper- ties of this class. Further particulars may be obtained of bhe Auctioneers at their Offices, Baglan ) Chambers, Pentre; or of the Vendor's Solicitor, J. H. WESTYR-EVANS, Esq., 3684 17, Quay Street, Cardiff. Public Notices. Pontypridd Union. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT SCHOOLMASTER AND ASSISTANT SCHOOLMISTRESS. THE Guardians of the above Union require the Services of a trained Certificated Assistant Schoolmaster and also an untrained Assistant Schoolmistress (Infants) for their Cottage Homes Schools at Llantwit Fardre. The Salary of the Assistant Schoolmaster will be 9100 per annum and that of the Assistant Schoolmistress 955 per annum. Both appointments will be subject to the Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act 1896. The Assistant Schoolmistress must be able to teach Kindergarten. Applications in Candidates own handwrit- ing, stating age, and qualifications, with three testimonials of recent date to be received by me not later than Tuesday the 27th day of August, 1907. WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk. Pontypridd. 3674 Too Late for Classification. PONTYCLUR-Furnished Holiday Apartments in heart of Vale of Glamorgan special facilities for Sunday School Outings, Picnics, &c., in fields within close proximity to Railway Restaurant.—Further particulars T. Varker, Proprietor. b701 OW TO GLOSS LINEN.—It's easy glossing linen like china if you use BEDFORD'S GLOSS. Rubbed on before ironing, gives a beautiful polished surface. Sample for postcard.—R. L. Redford's Gloss, Oxford Street, Liverpool. b698 COMFORTABLE LODGINGS, near the J Square, Tonypandy, for two Christian young men. Write-Box6, "Rhondda Leader" Offices, Tonypandy. TO LET.—Comfortable bedroom and sit- tingroom for one or two friends. Apply, 109, Cemetery Road, Trealaw. b703/2 FOR SALE.—Three houses best position in Tonypandy; price moderate. Write Box No. 4, Rhondda Leader," Tonypandy. b704 ALL Cycles and Repairs not claimed within 14 days from this date, will be sold to defray expenses. A. Jenkins, 2, Llwynypia Road, Cycle and Phonograph Dealer. Aug. 15th, 1907. 3683 DON'T BE MISLED, But call and see our Windows at 85a, Taff Street, Pontypridd, undoubtedly the finest and largest Stock in Wales. G. C. DEAN, THE TAILOR, 85TAFF ST., PONTYPRIDD (Next door to Boot's Cash Chemist). Lierapnon Serge Suitings (Reg.) only to be had at G. C. Dean, t, from El 17s. 6d. to order. Tweed Suitings (all shades), from £ 2 2s. Od. to order. Ladies' Costumes (a speciality) from f.2 15s, Od. to order. Very Smartest Trouserings, from 90 10s. 6d. to order. None but Expert Cutters engaged. All Garments made on the Premises. Trech mGwtaei nag ArglwydtF J EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS, DE WINTON STREET, TONYPANDY. Telephone No. 77 P.O. Tonypandy. LONDON OFFICES: 161, STRAND, W.C. I HATURDAY. AUGUST 17, 1907.
Stray Notes. [By"" Fagius."] It appears that a brisk quarrel is pro- ceeding between the Motor Union and the Automobile Association. The cause ot ditterences lies in the alleged tact that the former body has adopted a badge which is so very similar to that of the Associa- tion's, that the latter's scouts find it diffi- cult to distinguish between them. The Automobile Association-we are informed by the chairman—was formed for the pur- pose of employing road agents to assist motorists, whilst the work of the Union has been confined chiefly to legislative matters, and with the latter (until the adoption of a badge) and with the other recognised functions of the M.U. the A.A. has always been careful not to inter- fere." Nor is this the only complaint made by the A.A. against the M.U. It appears that the latter is actually setting about the organisation of a system of road scouts on roads which are already patrolled by A.A. scouts, thereby duplicating the work, and unnecessarily draining the funds of the Mptor Union, and are sending to Auto- mobile Clubs throughout the country a long circular inviting their assistance in so doing, and concluding with the insidious enquiry: Do you think it would be an additional inducement to motorists to join your club if, by so doing, they could obtain the services of a disciplined force of road protectors? The A.A. further insinuates that the M.U. is envious of the great position the Association has earned for itself, and apparently jealous of its phenomenal popularity, etc., the M.U. is now endeavouring to appropriate the principal feature of the Association's organisation, and I am asked to say that the latter is right in continuing to resent in every possible way this unfriendly and unsportsmanlike cribbing of our ideas and policy." The situation is, indeed, a most distressing one, and I hasten to express my sympathy with the injured Associa- tion, and to deplore and condemn the contemptible practices of the M.U. Next, please 1 Mr. William Ap Madoc lectured to a highly interested audience at Treorchy on Wednesday night on American Welsh- men." The lecture proved most enter- taining, and goes to show that even in the land of the hustling Yankee" the Celt holds his own. Ap Madoo is a most interesting personality, and can justly lay claim to being one of the most illustrious sons of Wales. 1 am concerned as to what will even- tually become of the Pittsburg Society woman. The latest advices from that city indicate that she is degenerating very rapidly. During the past few months she has developed a morbid fad in having her I yeriform appendix removed, and the amputation, we are told, has become so much of a vogue as to have become a requisite to enjoy social equity with the upper set. No less than eighty-four were operated upon last month. Time hangs heavily upon the hands of those women, declare the doctors. Tiring of the social whirl and the painful monotony and lack of novelties in freak entertainments and social diversions, the gentle sex of the upper circle are now resorting to the soothing effects of anaesthetics and the sensations of the operating table. Against the advice of physicians and with pro- fessional assurance that the appendix is in good order and acting intelligently and with precision, many women insist upon having it removed. The best thing that could happen to them would be to dismiss some of their servants, and indulge in a hearty amount of solid housework for three or four hours each day. We should then hear less of "time hanging heavily on their hands." Addressing the final meeting of the Summer School of the New Theology at Penmaenmawr, the Rev. T. Rhondda Williams, Bradford, in the course of an I address on progressive theology in the pulpit, remarked that there was a great deal of conscientious stupidity in the pulpit, and the first great revival needed was the conversion of ministers to down- right honest dealing with the facts of life and experience (applause). The new theologians were not trying to rehabilitate the old idea of the infallibility of the Bible, or the old idea of miracles, or the old doctrine of the Atonement, but they were trying to reconstruct the essence of religious faith, and that was a great task requiring patience and willingness to endure pain, but it must be done at any cost. In this matter the colleges had a great responsibility. The theological training given in the colleges had little good in it, and a great deal that was harmful. Allowing always for honourable exceptions, he did not hesitate to say that on the whole what had passed for theo- logical training in this country had meant running the minds of the students into a groove, and a. very narrow groove at that. God's greatest Bible was the history of moral progress. The churches had been nearly ruined by prudence, and nearly stifled by caption.
Rhondda Choir to Visit America. Three Months1 Tout*. The Rhondda Valley Glee Society, under the conductorship of Mr. John Broad, will sail for America on 26th Sep- tember. The choir numbers twenty voices, and is accompanied by two ladies (Miss May John, Caerphilly, and Miss May ivioses, Treherbert^ and Ap Siencyn, who won the harp solol nrize at the Chicago World's Fair Eisteddfod in 1893, will also accompany the party as harpist. Tne tour has been arranged by Di. J. M. Lloyd, Wills bury, Pa., and already some 6U engagements have been made. The party leave on September 26th, and will open at New lork, appearing subse- quently at Carbondale, Oliphant, bcranton, Taylor, Pittston, Wilisbury, Edwardsvilie, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Bangor, Phila- delphia, Easton, Utica, Rome, Uranville, Youngstown, Newcastle, Niles, Johnstown, Cleveland, Warren, Chicago, &e. The conductor, Mr. John Broad, and several other members of the choir are not un- known across the herring pond," having been members of Mr. Tom Stephens' choir- which won the 1,000-dollar prize at Chicago fourteen years ago. The members of the choir are: —Mr. John Broad, conductor; first tenors, Messrs. Llew. Jones (Aberdare), John Griffiths (Ferndale), Edward Morgan (Llantrisant), Wm. Williams (Aberdare), Ted Lewis (Sherwood), Wm. Wales (Aber- kei-ifig)- second tenors, Messrs. David Jones (Tonypandy), D. Williams (Ystrad), Rd. Roberts (Cwmparc), D. James (Aber- tridwr); first bass, Messrs. Gwilym Evans (Tonypandy), David Evans (Treorchy), D. Lougher Kystrad); second bass, Messrs. Morgan Morgans (Sherwood), Edward James (Ystrad), Thomas Davies (Ton), Hugh Jones (Cwmaman), Robert Morgan (Tonypandy), and William Richards (Tony- pandy). Accompanist, Ap Dewi, Owm- aman. The tour will extend over a period of three months.
He Swore Sometimes. Alleged Breach of Contract. Before the Rhondda Stipendiary (Mr. Arthur Lewis) at Porth on Thursday, Jas. Clarke and several other day-wage labourers at the Britannic Merthyr Col- liery, Gilfach Goch, were summoned for breach of contract by ceasing work before giving the usual month's notice. Mr. Charles Kenshole, solicitor, Aberdare, prosecuted for the company, and Mr. W. P. Nicholas, Pontypridd, defended. Detailing the facts of the case, Mr. Kenshole said the surface foreman had cause to complain, as defendants had only discharged three trucks during the day's work, whereas the average which had been done under the contract was something like six trucks per day. When told that they ought to have discharged at least four trucks per day, defendants said they would only do seven in two days, and sub- sequently struck work, leaving 33 wagons undischarged. For the defence, it was submitted that the men did not leave this work volun- tarily, but were sent away. Cross-examined as to whether he had used language more forcible than polite to the men, Mr. Ward, the foreman, replied that he didn't think he had. Mr. Nicholas: You won't swear you didn't P Witness: Oh, I do swear sometimes (laughter). The defendant Clarke said he was not able to discharge four trucks a day con tinuously, as they were using heavy navvy shovels. He and the others said they were not willing to accept four trucks as a task. One of the defendants, Parker, said that Ward, the foreman, and the manager, Mr. Bowen Jonesf came to his house and tried to induce him to go back to work. He declined, whereupon Mr. Jones threatened proceedings. Mr. Nicholas said that what the manage- ment were really inclined to do was to reduce the tonnage rate from 10!d. to 9d. The Stipendiary decided that the men had left their work on their own account, and gave judgment against them to the amount of 15s. each damages.
Our Library Table. "Human Wales" ("Western Mail," Ltd., Cardiff) is a reprint in book form of the series of articles written by Mr. George R. Sims, which appeared in the Western Mail some weeks ago. The articles are excellently written, and describe what the author saw in various industrial districts in South Wales. Tfcfe housing question is discussed at length, and the volume contains admirable sug- gestions to our public authorities on the way to deal with the question. The chapter relating to Bute Street, Cardiff, by night is excellently descriptive, whilst that devoted to the Rhondda Valley is also interesting reading.
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Leaving for South Wales. Variety Manager Honoured. Last Friday afternoon, at the Tow. Hall, Hackney, the Mayor of Hackney made a presentation to Mr. John Christie, who, after being manager of Hackney Empire for six years, is leaving to take up the position of district manager for Moss Empires in South Wales. The pre- ce nation consisted of an address with the following wording: —" To John Christie, Esq., in appreciation of the high esteem in which you are held, and to mark the feelings of warm personal regard which you have gained while holding the position of acting manager of the Hackney Empire Palace. The undersigned desire to record their expressions of goodwill and sincere wishes for your future well-being. In the cause of charity you have with tireless energy given signal assistance, and always freely and ungrudgingly rendered most valuable service. We sincerely wish you continuous success and prosperity, and trust that those attributes which have won regard during your stay in Hackney may prove the means of further advance- ment in the future." Then follow the names of Dr. F. Montague Miller, Mayor of Hackney; Sir Walter Johnson, ex-Mayor of Hackney; Alderman George Billings, L.C.O. Dr. H. Christoffers Powell; Norman Storgie, borough surveyor; A. M. Stewart, Hack- ney Furnishing Co., Ltd. A. EL Gardner, London and Provincial Bank; L. A. Cormack, of the Ship Hotel; W. A. A. Lashmore, of the Horse and Groom Hotel; and Alderman Fox, of the Town Hall. In addition to this address, Mr. Christie was presented with a handsome epergne, and Mrs. Christie was the recipient of a, silver dressing case. Expressions of regret were expressed on all sides at Mr. Christie's departure, and he received the warmest wishes for his future welfare.
Crowds at the Pit- rop. Apprehended Fatality at Gelli. Workmen's Unpleasant Experience. .x heavy fall of roof occurred at the Gelli Colliery on Friday night, and five men were engaged in driving a roadway inside the fall. Though the ventilation was slightly affected, the men determined to go on with their work while their comrades outside cleared the fall. It was realised by the men that they were in no danger, as in the event of their being unable to return in the ordinary way there was another opening available, but they elected to remain until the fall was cleared, and they were safely brought to the surface on Saturday morning. In an interview Harry Parry, 10, Prince's, Street, Gelli, stated that the fall took place in a hard heading, and he, with four others, were penned in. Fortunately for us (he said), the fan was working in our place, and, although the position was not a pleasant one, we had not at any time an apprehension of a, fatality. When we saw what had occurred," he proceeded, "We set to work to assist those men who endeavoured to get us out of a rather unpleasant predicament. To our astonishment, we found crowds await- ing us at 8.30, when we returned to our homes to breakfast, but there was no necessity for any fuss. We were in con- stant touch with the others helping us to clear the fall, but it was hard work, and, as I crawled through the hole we had made for ourselves with the help of our butties on the other side of the heap, I sweated freely, and was not at all sorry to reach the open air, although summer rain was falling at the time."
The Late Rev. G. Glyn Price, Gelli. The Rev. D. Glyn Price, pastor of Siloam Baptist Church, Gelli, passed away at Penydarren on Monday, having only recently returned from a visit to Builth Wells. Deceased had been in a weak state of health for some months, and some time ago the church granted him three months' leave of absence to recuperate his energy, He went to Builth Wells three weeks ago, but deriving no benefit, he returned to Penydarren, Merthyr, and died at the house of his mother-in-law. Born at Glynneath 34 years ago, he received his theological training at Car- marthen Presbyterian College, under Principal Evans, and entered the ministry at Penydarren five years ago. Three years later he accepted a call to Siloam, Gelli, in succession to the Rev. loan Thomas, now of Abertridwr, and his ministry was blessed with much success. He was of a genial disposition, a hard worker, and an untiring pastor, and his death will be lamented by a wide circle of acquaint- ances. Eighteen months ago, he was married to Miss Eleanor Jones, the lady- preacher of Penydarren, who (since her advent to the Rhondda has filled many pulpits with distinct credit. The body will be removed to Gelli, the funeral taking place at Treorchy Cemetery on Saturday. A memorial service will be held at Siloam Chapel. I
,1.1 Success of a Mid-Rhondda Student. The many admirers of Mr. and Mrs. Ham- mond, Underbill, Penrhiwfer, unite in their congratulations to their son, Tom E. Ham- mond, who was successful in passing the recent Preliminary Scientific (London Exam.) He passed his London Mitriculation some 12 months ago. Mr. Hammond, who is but 19 years of age, was first educated at Porthcawl College, then at Reading School, and latterly at Cheltenham College.
Independent Order of Rechabitcs Mr. D. M. Williams, Tonypandy, was elected last week at Newcastle for the fourth time in succession out of fifteen candidates for the position of Order Auditor of the Order.
Mr. W. Ap Madoc at Treorchy. Mr. W. Ap Madoc, Professor of Elocu- tion and Music at the Chicago University, U.S.A., addressed a meeting at Noddfa, Treorchy, on Wednesday evening on American Welshmen," Dr. W. Morris, pastor of the church, presiding. In the course of a brilliant address, Mr. Ap Madoo dealt in glowing language with the sons of Gwalia who had risen to fame and eminence in the Land of the Star-spangled Banner. He traced the influence of the Celtic mind in that "eternal land" from the days of the Pilgrim Fathers down to the present day, when many of the most important posts in the industrial, scientific, and educa- tional world were held by Welshmen. He also brought greetings from several Welsh- American societies, and pleaded for » reciprocal sympathy from the Cymry oi Wales towards their brethren across the sea. On the motion of the Chairman, it was resolvel to send a fraternal greeting from that meeting to the Welshmen of Chicago and other American cities. Mr. Ap Madoc was heartily thanked for his entertaining lecture. The proceeds of the lecture were in aid of the widow and family of the late Morris Evans, Herbert Street, who died in North Wales, the victim of consumption.
Gelli. The funeral of Alexander Royall, 8011 of Mr. and Mrs. William Royall, Pentre, who resided at 1, Smith Street, Gelli, took place on Tuesday last at Treorchy Ceme- tery, the officiating ministers being p*1 Revs. Canon Lewis (vicar), R. W. T. D. Griffiths (St. Peter's), — WiUi*«f (St. David's), and — Plumme'r (Pjj' Mark's). The mourners included ivrs. Royall (widow) and two children; l 1. and Mrs. W. Royall (parents); Miss E- Royall (sister); Mr. and Mrs. Tom Royall, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Royall, Mr. and J. H. Royall, Mr. and Mrs. O. Roy*^ Mr. and Mrs. Sept. Royall (brothers, a: r sirs.ters-in-law); Messrs. Oscar and VIC o. Royall (brothers); Mr. Wm. Rees Mr. and Mrs. E. Evans, and Mr. and J. Pearce (uncles and aunts); Mrs. j Wilkes and Mrs. J. Phillips (aunt i cousin); Mrs. P. Cbomer (aunt); Mi*. _%■ s Mrs. J. Wilkes, Mrs. M. J. Brooks, E. A. Pearce, Mrs. Griffiths, Mr. a.ndv eS, Pearce, Messrs. Edgar and Reggie Revj and Albert Evans (cousins); Stanley Cyril Royall (nephews); Misses MiW, Blodwen, and Queenie Royall (nieces). deceased was a faithful sidesman, choris and Sunday School superintendent at Mark's Church, Gelli. The choirs *r „ the five churches in the parish sang apPf priate hymns en route to the cenieteJ The funeral was largely attended, deceased being well-known and v e popular. The funeral arrangements conducted by Messre. Howell a Son, Ystrad-Rhondda.
f Colman's name and trade mark (a bull's head) are on every tin of Colman's Mustard, and distinguish it from anY possible substitute. In ordering Colman's Mus' tard, therefore, insist on seeing these marks of merit. COLMAN'S D.S.F. I MUSTARD
= The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llangollen, 1908. An Interesting Literary Competition. At the Llangollen Eisteddfod of 1908 a prize for the best novel of Welsh life and character will be offered by Mr. T. Fisher Unwin, of 1, Adelphi Terrace, London. The conditions of the competition are as follow: — 1. The novel shall deal with Welsh life not earlier than the seventeenth century, and, by preference, with contemporary life. 2. The length shall not be less than eighty thousand words. 3. The novel shall be written in English. 4. The amount of the prize shall be ten guineas, and it shall be awarded by the committee of the Eisteddfod. 5. The six novels selected by the ad- judicators as the best shall be submitted to Mr. Unwin, who shall have the option of publishing any or all of them, on paying to the respective authors the sum of fifty pounds for the copyright. Such payment to be made on publication of the work. I ——1
Property Sale. At the Central Hotel, Blaenerlydach, Councillor E. T. Davies, Pentre, disposed of the following valuable leasehold pi'0' perties by public auction:—Nos. 72 and 73, Thomas Street, Blaenclydach, let at a rental of 28s. per month each, with 84 years' lease to run, to Mr. E. Williams Clydach Vale, at E180 each 83, Thomas Street, let at 35s. per month, to Mr. Hy- Cleaves, Clydach Vale, at £ 240; 91, Hi# Street, Clydach ValeA let, at 25s. per month, T. Raymund, butcher, Clydach Vale, at L177 lCs. 150, Court Street) Tonypandy, let at 26s. per month, with 81 years' lease to run, Mr.- D. Pearce, Clydach Vale, at £ 250. Messrs. J. Jones- Pughe and Davey, Pontypridd, acted as solicitors for the venders. Messrs. E. T. Davies and Co. offered f01' sale at. the Porthcawl Hotel on Wednes- day Lincoln Villa, John Street, Porth- cawl, ground rent L5 12s. 6d., letting a R32 10s. per annum. Mr. W. M. Jones, Waenllwyd, Ebbw Vale, was the purchaser at £32.0. Messrs. J. Jones-Pughe an Davey were the solicitors for the vendors'
Police Intelligence. P.C. Church, Ystrad-Rhondda, has beec transferred to Miskin; and P.O. Matn- waring, Treherbert, is also to be traos" ferred to Llantwit Vardre.