FURNITURE FOR QUALITY FURNITURE THAT WILL WEAR FURNITURE A r THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES FURNITURE FOR CASH OR ON EASY TERMS FURNITURE THE BEST AND CHEAPEST IN THE COUNTRY FURNITURE SOLD RETAIL AT WHOLESALE PRICES TO GET KTiTi THIS GO TO IIIM ATLAS FURNISHING CO HAYES BUILDINGS, CARDIFF. J
C. HENRY THOMAS & CO. The Store for Mail Carts, Sewing Machines, Maagles, and all Domestic Articles. OUR T-E-A. IP YEAR GIFT. Tb the FIRST BABY BORN on FEBRUARY 29, 1904, we will Present a 1904 Pattern MAIL CART, Value £ 6 6s., which if Kow on Tiew in our Windows. Parents must apply for same on or before MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 1904. C. HENRY THOMAS & CO., Baby Carriage Warehouse, 122, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF
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AUGUSTINE J, STONE f (Late STONE BROS.), FURNISHER & FUNERAL DIRECTOR ]roil t' rerssital Supervision to All Orders. 1 lg&L TeL: Cardiff, No. 704; Ewry Docks, No. 37. n Poet OSee Tel. N- 612, Cardiff. Telegrams- STONE B BBOS., CARDIFF. STONE BROS., Eairy Docb. g g WORKING-ST., QAXtDlFF. I :1. AlId 101, HOLTON-BOAD BARRY DOCKS. | J. MARSH & CO.. 1'- FURNISHING UNDEltTAJUfiES, REMOVED, t, FREDERICK-STREET, and 41, W ESTBL- U RNE-.PLA CE, Priev List cn licatlen. Kstioaal Tel. Ko. ont, PUBUC AMUSEMENTS. CARDIFF. fj^HEATRE JJOYAL, CARDIFF. Lessee and Manager ROBERT REDFORD. TO-NIGHT (WEDNESDAY), at 7.30, LAST PERFORMANCE. The CARDIFF OPERATIC SOCIETY, in GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S OPERA, THE M I K A D 0. THURSDAY, February 18th, THREE NIGHTS ONLY, MR. and MRS. KE N D A L AND THEIR COMPANY. THURSDAY (for the First Time in Cardiff), the Latest Most Successful Play, by Ernest Hendrie, DICK HOPE. FRIDAY, the Immensely Popular Comedy, THE ELDER MISS BLOSSOM. SATURDAY, Tom Taylor's Evergreen, STILL WATERS RUN DEEP. Prices this engagement-Reserved Seats: Dress Circle 5s., Orchestra Stalls 4s. NEXT WEEK: The Musical Play, THE SCHOOLGIRL. Box Office at Theatre, 10 to 5. Nat. Tel. 362. a429 G R A N D T HEATRE. Lessee and Manager EDWAILD QUIGLEY. TO-NIGHT, at 7-30, rjTHE SINS OF A CITY, Concluding with PAYNE'S ANIMATED PTOTURES. e398OP15 "TùI not in mortalo to wmma-nd success, but we 11 do more—deserve it.AddiBon. fp E CARDIFF EMPIRE, QUEEN-STREET. Jfaoagpmg Director oswarm STOLL. TO-NIGHT! MELOT JJERMANN, 'fte Lightning Horticulturist. The Artistic Man of Mystery. Banjoists, Dancers, Songstresses .THREE SISTERS SLATER, who will amuse you for a few minutes. The Actor Vocalist, ARTHUR ALBERT, In his Latest Successes. THE BLACK TROUBADOURS, fa a Selection of Harmonised and Melodious Glees. HOWARD AND HARRIS, fa "The Adventures of a. Happy Hibernian." J THE RITCHIE DUO, The Eccentric Cyclists. The Song Machine, F. V. ST. CLAIR, Author and Singer of Numerous Bongs-All Successes, too. Three Athletes of Strength and PreeWon- BROS. DURWAL, In New and Novel Feata. Music with a spice of Eccentricity added- FRANCIS AND MELLI, The Fanny Duo, whose sole aim is to Wreathe your Faces with Smiles. Grand Production of PROF. SELKIRK'S Juvenile Spectacle, ALL SCOTCH, Performed by 100 Cardiff Children. Next Week:—CHUNG LING SOO, Bicycles Stored Free of Charge. Two Performances Nightly. Early One between 7 o'clock and 9; Late One between 9 o'clock and U. All Artistes Appear at Each Performance. Bex Office open daily (with exception of Saturdays) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plan of Grand Circle. No Booking Fees. L18863 NEWPORT. THE NEWPORT EMPIRE CHARLES-STREET. I Managing Director OSWALD STOLL. To-night!—Happy Fanny Fields, the Merry, laughing, Delightful Little American-Dutct Girl. The Bohemians. Alfred Barker. Max Graber, with his Elephant and Horse in Indian Sports. The Accomplished Ventri- loquist, Lieutenant Travis. Benson inci Geoffreys. Charles Mildare. Lilv Lena. Hugh Stanton and Company, in his Successful Satire, For Reform."—G. H. Chirgwiu will be here next week. L18864 ￼ C- EADES PILLS. 8 PILLS. All who suffer from Gout Jt. or Rheumatitm should EADE'S T1 MLLS immediately have re pc<)ui-se t.o "Di?',S PILLS. -I*3-fcTILTTLS o Hundreds of Testixno- pILLS n?tg have been received JL? — from all sorts and condi EADE'S 13ILLS, tions of men ta?tifying ?'J JL to the wonderful power EADE'S J"I[ 3ILLS. t?eee Pills have in giving re ief m tue very worst EA• DTnE ?'H a TrvrLliR °?? '?'?se PUis are ￼ ￼ purely vegetable and Mr- fJ -— footly safe in their action INSTANTLY REVE AND RAPIDLY CURE THE WORST FORM OF QOUT E?UMATISM. UREUX"lo GOUT. t*AT?P IN THE HEAD. FACI?. iNl) LIMBS, AWDH?VE THE LA;> RECOMMENDA- ?"'?ONEVE'R GIVEN ANY PATENT MEDICINE OF ITS CL"S. EADE'S 3MDICI'F, & Rl'TIO PMLS I E ADE'S GO-CT fi oofe in their action, elimm&te ￼ Rm;torative. Bold b an Chemists. in Bottles Is. lid. =d ? ? ?r KwS-5 Ord.?bfy 5e?r'o?i?.'GEORGE EADE. 232, Goawet road, London. E.C. EADE'S PILLS. el227T JF YOU WANT GROCERS' AND DRAPERS' STATIONERY APPLY TO OF DESCRIPTION, APPLY TO IMW ALKEY, rpHOMAS, AND Co. (LIMITED). C A RID IF F. E CHEAPEST. THE MOST EXPEDITIOUS AND THE MOST OBLIGING FIRM IN THE DISTRICT. If yon prefer to 40-80. send a postcard, and m. Traveller i-kal) wait upon You for YOU, Order — aI542< E lmovTyW Want a SYLISH SUIT, W? hnv the Coth direct from the' gCWN^TRF (? T^ S HIGH-CLASS 'fRADE. All ?S?rSJ?id. ??o. ￼ trand etAmvm fot retn<m. WErr^ TO- DAY. LIVESEY and CO IMPEElAIi ARC A DK. IfGDDERSFIELD. Suitings, Trouserings, Black and Blue Coat- tngs. Ac- 60180 Cords for Miners, at Wholesale Prioea. __1254 UASTl J'» .!tJP. I •eta br SD Ctnaiita, or poet free 4a. M. %tafnf Cbmut. sconmwtgl UOIf BUSINESS ADDRESSES. E. NELSON & CO.. CARD!FF, NEWPORT, AND PONTYPRIDD. NEW BRANCH: 3, ST. JOHN'S-SQUAKE NOW OPEN. GREAT SALE OF MEERSCHAUM PIPES. THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK EVER OFFERED IN SOUTH WALES. 3, ST- JOHN'S SQUARE, CARDIFF. e9012 ￼ e9012 BEECH AM'S PILLS are just the thing. Worth a Guinea a Box. YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK in Life if you suffer from Temporary In- disposition. Bilious and Nervous Dis orders, Sick Headache, Constipation. Impaired Digestion, or Disordered Liver You are handicapped to commence with. THE RACE OF LIFE IS FOR THE STRONG both in body and mind. Don't you sit down and think you haven't a chance— YOU HAVE, if you will only see to it. GOOD HEALTH and a VIGOROUS MINI) may be obtained by using BEECHAM'S PILLS. They act as a restorative and » renovator of the human system BEECHAM'S PILLS are compounded of those vegetable extracts which repair the wasting tissues and nerve centres. That is why JJEECHAM'S pILLS are just the thing. Worth a Guinea a Box. A Silver Watch Free FOR POSTAL ORDER 2s. we will forward one of our ??? Beautiful Massive 18-ot. GOLD W SIMULATION ALBERTS, per return of post, together with t S i our genuine offer of a Solid ft'L ^Ha Silver Watch Free (Ladies or Gent.'s). These Watches are Bexcellent timekeepers, have Solid Silver Gases, and being reliable should be in every body o V'o.:ket. We are giving them away to introduce our goods to the public. Write at once to FLASHALL CO., 19, Norfolk- street, Sunderland. el2602 PALMISTRY. MADAME MARRIOTT Is acknowledged by the Public of Oardiff and District to be the nrost accomplished Lady Palmist that has visited Cardiff. Scores of unsolicited testimonials. The World eays that Madame Marriott's delineations "are most marvellous."—Address: ROYAL ARCADE PASSAGE (leading to Morgan Arcade). CAR- DIFF. Hours, Two till Nine D.m. jj STOCKTAKING SALE! STOCKTAKING SALE! I t? ? 8PLEMDID ARRAY OF USEFUL IND L||J H ORNKMENTAL ARTICLES, HIGHEST S?S E POSSIBLE VALUE! FULLY GUAR- ? ANTEED AT AMAZINGLY LOW PRICES. H S THE FIRST GREAT I BARGAIN SALE OF IM! gCALL TO-DAY ON g I H. SAMUEL B IE/C Ladies' Real ? O/OBHYMWf&tchet l? LnI /Q Genta Nickel K",4a3 W..tY?h.. ? Mj 0/ 0 Oxydiacd. EVERY 1 WATCH g GUARANTEED! M BE I 4/ 6RB=I's-, electro NgBg plated on nickel HH silver. HH n /Q Dinner Cruets, 3 4 bottles c ectrosilver plated. Hi I!A Handsome Ma 6d. Butter Dishes, China Centre. ASTOUNDING Wm 81LVER BARGAIriS.I 0/C Sterling m&i V 6 SHxer Albert ￼ 9d Beaotlful 8P8 gd. war Brooche g||§j "I1 fld Sterling Silver t U"' Glove Md J?B Button Hooks. ?a ￼ DON'T POSTPONE YOUR YISIT! II I Call NOW whilst the pick of the Bargains I I are sat:in? and you han the widest aB M selections to choose from. Na 1-4 I 300 Splendid Timepieces. ? Nic?ef C&see. ;I-o Alar:ëlocks, ￼ Strong Md R.IibI.. 2 0 Regu!a.top ? 20/- Hagntacant B| Clocks, anest Bt movement. H 15/6verYhandSOme 0/0 MMbl. ffl Timepieces, KSa| M RAILWAY FARE PAID! g Bb To ail purchasers of goods value 25/- t? ? and upwards within a radius of 30 mile$. jg|j I CALL TO-DAY! CALL TO-DAY! ■ @| A MONTH'S FREE TRIAL I tg MONEY REFUNDED IF DISSATISFIED B His SAMUEL t K (QF MANGHttTESQi JM 7, St. Mary-street? -AT-??. D I F'F I SCIENTIFIC g C I IE N T I P I C ?n ? !N ? Eyesight I Testing ? FOR SPECTACLES. ? i Bonner Morgan, I F.S.M.C. 1 PARK PLACE F'SM'C" 1 j (Opposite Park Hotel Pnb=ce) mJJ ? QUEEN ST., CARDIFR 1 3 Byesi?it Testing and Spectacle Fitting only. ? No charge is ma<ie for advice. The tetirg Ip is thorough. mrnmmmmmmsmsmzsSF HORTON'S ORIGINAL FeSe. BENEDICT PILLS The Proprietor has recuivcd thousands of teettmonials from all parts. Females of all ages should never be without a box, as they a.t once remove all irregularities and are in no way injurious, which is the caae with many advertised pills. In box. is. lid. and 2e. 9d. Sent Post Free, wader cover Zd. extra, direct by the proprietor, G. D. HORTON, (Late Chief Dispenser from the Birmingham General and Lying-in Hospital), 68, Aston-road North, Birmingham LBTTBSS AKeWXSSD TKXE. YWatSB PILLS AIM BENT DIE3501 ONE* VbtiWMXtVm, tUOi Free University Ediioaifan, Open to all Denominations & Both Sexes. See To-day's "Western Mail." BUSINESS ADDRESSES. XSTOP ONE MOMENT. y ￼ OH, DEAR, DOCTOR, MUST MY x Ft DARLING DIE? H THERE IS VERY LITTLE HOPE, BUT TRY TUDOR WILLIAMS PATENT BALSAM OF JJONEY. THEBE IS NO REMEDY UNDEP- CANOPY Olp HEAVEN EQUAL. PATRONISED BY ROYALTY, NOBILITY. DOCTORS, NURSES, and MOTHERS PRAISE IT. ■THY ? IT contains PURE Welsh Honey and m Essence of the Purest-and Most Efficacious ilerbs, gathered on the HilIfi of Wales, being gathered in the proper season, when its virtues are in full perfection. BRONCHITIS. THERE are thousands of children who die tunuaiiy from Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, ind Croup. This is a grand discovery for the vJure of such complaints. The Famous Beniedy for QOUGHS, BRON- uHlilS. AJsTHMA, and CONSUMPTION has the largest sale of any chest medicine in Wales and England. Tnoso who have takeu Lhis medicine are amazed at its wonderful iaiiuence. Sufferers froru any form of Bron- chitis, Cough, Difficulty of Breathing, Hoarse- ness, Pain or Soren&ss in the Chest, erperieaoo delightful &nd immediate relief; and to those vrho Pro subject to Colds on the Chest it is invaluable, as it effects a Complete Care. It is most comforting in allaying irritation in tho th-oat, and givitig strength to the voice, j ind it neither allows a Com;l1 or Asthma to become chronic, nor Consumption to develop. onsumption has never been known to exist Viiere "Conghs" have been properly treated with this medicine. No house sliorld be with- out it. as. taken at the beginning, a dose is i rensrally sufficient, and a Complete Cure is certain. ŒE THAT YOU GET TEF GENUINE ARTICLE TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY, MOST IMPORTANT. SO MANY IMITATIONS AND FRAUD. Sold by all Chemists and Stores in Is., 2s. 6d.. and 4s. 6d bottles Sample bottle sent (post paid) for Is 3d. 33., and 58. from the inventor. Saving in. purchasing the larger size bottles. rjTODOR -^TILLIAMS, L.S.D.E.W., S?, JL ?V MEDICAL HALL, ABERDARE. cizite THE POPULAR CUHE For COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, and all Chest Affections is TEMPLAR MALINS WONDERFUL SIXPENNY 6d. COUGH 6di 6d. STOP! ° Is composed of Honey, Squills, Tola. lpecau. Paregoric, and SOMETHING ELSE, which makes it an immediate F U L L STOP to all kinds of Coughs. Trial Bottle, 6d. Large Size, Is. Poet Free, 9d. Port Free, 1/3. PREPARED ONLY BY TEMPLAR MALINS, CASH CHEMIST, 29, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF el2514 T 1 Wedding Cards. LA TEST and J 6r 1 NEWEST j DESIGNS I NOW READY. 1 I SAMPLE BOOK H 1 sent to any address 08 receipt cf || I Post Card. I Stationery Department, I Western Mail, Limited 1 SL CARDIFF. I MONEY WANTED £ 2!) wantod for one moitth; full security given; prompt return of £ 25; private dwirod.-D 18, Even- ing Express, Cardifl. e3796pl9 MONEY TO LEND. THE CHABJNG-CROSS BANK. JL Established 1S70. 119 & 120, Bihopste-s. Within, E.C., and "> 23, Bedfordtrœt, Channg Cross, W.C.. i T ^onaon. As.& 9 £512,475 0 0 Inabilities £ 209,^5 0 0 Capital and Eeservo £303,000 0 0 LOANS of £ 30 to £ 2,000 ?nmted at a few hours' L nDtic,. in town or country, m&le or female, on mortgage ,ffurailure, farm, and trade stock, plant, crops, &c., without removal, and to assist persons into biisiuew. Also on deeds, policies, and reversions. Dis- tance no object Easy payments Special facilities to all requiring banking acoounta. Deposits of £10 and upwards received as under- 5 p.c. per tn., subject to 3 months' notice of withdrawal. 6 p.c. per an., subject to 6 months' notice of withdrawal. 7 p.c. per an., subject to 12 months' notice of withdrawal. Special terms for longer periods. Interest paid quar- terly. Write or call for prospectus. The Terminal Deposit Bonds pay nearly 9 per cent., and arc a safe investment. A. WILLIAMS, H. J. TALL, Joint Managers Sums from jEZO to £ 3,000 ADVANCED AT SHORT NOTICE. On Approved Note of Hand, Personal, or Other Securities. Charges arranged before Transactions are Completed. Mortgages on Property Effected at Current Eates of Interest. Tourists' and Season Tickets Purchased and Arranged for Clients on the Payment Principle. Money advanced on Second Mortgages. Apply I. W. Lloyd, Manager, FIELDING (LTD.), HAYES-BTJILDINGS, THE HAYES. 8933 CARDIFF. 10 to £ 5,000 Advanced on Note of Hand alone, without bonds, publicity, or charges of any description whatever unless business is done. No bills of sale, and the strictest privacy guaranteed. On receipt of application representative will wait upon you by appointment and advance you the amount required, re-p&yible by easy instalments to suit your own con- venience. Special rates for short periode.—Write (In con- fidence) to actual lender, C WELLS, OOSKIDOE CHAMBERS, MAJSKBT PLACE, LEICESTER el2590 THE Old-established ProTLnclia Union Bank mu- JL tinnes tn lend immense sums dally, from Zia to £6.¡)DO, on note oi hand alone or other security. No office inquiry char res whatever. Moderate interest Easy instalments. speew rates for short periods. Largest and most fcomosnvhly crntdii-ttd beabtees in the Ktagaom. Tteoumxta of oar regular caatomezs bave eed tbetr rutin satisfaetion is repeated trnaac- ttou with c*. A. gwrtWtwn tens bank will Walt upon yoo at once wftb OWk-CaU or writs (1)> coafidesae) to Jfoaaver, sualey Dearffiag, 1, Queoulaoqaaxe, Bristol, or to Memtt. Davmport and Mortalnn, <Jt?ee»'«-eh«ua- bars, Qoeen-ctreat Arcade, OUM. etCMl PREPAID SCALE. Small Prepaid Advertisarments are inserted in the "EVENING EXPRESS" at the following rates:- I ????"- THKKK I SIX ONCE..r 1-iF-VF six TIMRS. TIMRS. D. s. D. S: D; 12 words or less J 0 6 0 9 13 to 19 words. 0 5 010 13 20 to 26 words 0 7 1 2 19 Each extra 7 0 « 2 „ j 0„ .4 „ 0 6, I Ed: 0 2 i 0 4 06 J i COMBINED SCALE for SmaH Preoaid Ad76f- tisements in the "WESTERN MAIL." and 1NG EXPiiESS":— WORDS. OKGE. THBRIi RIX | TIM ICS. TIMES. S. D. S. D. 8. D. 12 or iess 0 8 1 4 20 13 to 19 1 0 2 0 30 2ó-=-=ii1 4 ￼ ￼ 0 4 0 8 11 0 In all caaes the nsir>* and address are ocunted as worcl,% part of the Afivartisement. J ￼ ieAtr^ ￼ -1\1 E-DICÄL. MIDWIFERY Cia?%es Leï(C:¡t6CC;;rlœ-mrt. Car- H i. dig.-Letter, Bristol Colt ago Hospital. e1Z474 CLTRIGAL XXTANTED, a Title in Llandaff diocese (English); » y Oxford man, eyperienctd; accepted by tho bishop.—Alpha, E 43. Evening Express, Cardiff. e4050 SOHOLASTiG S-ïloRTHAxi)-E(;O-kOOPül' Commcroal A-nihmetic; pr,yate tuition.—Prospectus, Stanton, 92, Lwls. street, Newport. cl-,C54 '??7'AXTED. po-sttlon as aa.ny GOTeropM; exc?lmt rat?,gic,,I; capable of teaching piano; d ,,I child.-en.-52, Pcnvian-road, Cardiff. ('40Mp22 '?'?7'A?TED,for Iredegar Wtatf Infants School, l Y Teachers, Art. &0.-Apply H. Wnliams, 13, Ade- line-street, Newport, Mon. e33S9pl7 FRENCH, Italian, Spanish Taught at Student's i Residence.—Mr. Lotolo-Caiey, S, Park-place. pl7 Lr,??oio-Catey, e. Parl-?-rolace. 1?17 HOU'SE???r ￼ ￼ A',TED, .Housekeeper for Business T V House; able to cook; also good General Servant; best references required.—Henry Laviers, Maesteg. eJ37 £ cl9 I) ISË-iGAGED.-G:ood Cook-Housekeeper or Mana- 6 y geress for o Liontils.-Market-stic-et Eegistrv, Aber- v e-P. y. SITUATION as Compacion or Lady Heip;-èpeÚenœd, domesticated.— E 21, Evening Express Cardiff. eM12pl? DOMESTIC SERVANTS. SiTljATION required as Between-Maid or Under Nurse, first place; good home.—Apply Bookseller, New- bridge, Mon. t3157plE -T ANTED. Useful Hep; use to general hou-?vork.- IAp?,,ly 99, Cawbridge-ro?d. e4017pl8 WANTED, Housemaid, who can assist In washing Vy and ironing.—Apply Mrs. W. Harris, 144, High- strseet, Merthyr. e4022p22 WANTED, by Feb. 22nd competent House-Parlour- t?T'A.ifTED?by Feb. S2nd competent Housp-rartour- ation.—State wages, Simons, Cae Court, Bridgend. Glamorgan. e4t)19pH GfHI. wanted ￼ for housework; good plain sewer.— Gliall 28, Windsor-road, Fenarth. "4&29p22 WANTED, early in March, experienced Housemaid; ■ '??TANTED, earty in Majch, expenenced Housemaid; ? peusable.—Apply, between 11 and 1 or 5 and 7. to Mrs. C. H. Bailey, Bassaleg-road, Newport, Mon. e4C25p22 WANTED, Cook-G, or experienced General an ? small family .-Apply, a?ter & p.m., 103, Cathedral-road. e4007p20 IITANTED, good nera.l, about 20; able to do plain W cooking; washing out.-Apply, with rsf?enoe, Thomas, Ironmonger, Treorky. e4037pl8 W- ANTED, good General, who understands plain V T cooking; small family another servant kept.- Mm. Slade, G lan in or Fields Park. Xew-port, Mon. ep2 2 "TX^AN'TKD, strong girl a £ General; lady and gen- ''?.TANTED, atro?g girl ? Gencriti; l?dy?ndse? RISSPliCTABLE young Girl housework and baby; JUt assistance given.—35, Romilly-crescent, Canton. e4023pl8 WANTES), thoroughly experienced General Servant; t't used children.—Mrs. Mander, 123, Penarth-road. e3977pl7 W ANTED, Housemaid, not under 18; family two; l f doctor's house; must be well recommended.— Apply after 7.30, 32, Windsor-place. e4Ollplf WANTED immediately, good, strong General; aged 18 to 2C.—References and all particulars, Mrs. J. Sutherland, Watten Villa, Brynmawr. e-W03p17 GENERAL, good (?haracter, understand plain cook- Gin?-; famUy three; wag" &16.—M. N., 154, Osbaldston-road, Upper Clapton, London, N. f-4000p20 WANTED. House-I^rlOurmaid chi,,Iy for housework; VT pMtourm&id kept.-Apply, stating age, length service, fuil particulars, Mrs. Edward David, Hendre, Llandaff. e4Q10pl7 w ANTED, good Generlal Servant; able to do quite f plain cooking; good wages; references.—Mrs. Griffiths, Maesycoed, Abercynon, Glam. e3381p20 ANTED immediately, strong, respectable General ,ft' small family; good wages; references required.— Apply Mr. Jenkins, Cambrian House, Cowbridge. ep20 GENERAL Servant wanted.—Apply mornings, or Gwrite 1, Dyfrig-sf-Mt, Cathedral-road. e3398p20 _'1fT ANiED immediately, young Cjok and House- 't Parlourmaid; smaU fMni!y.—Apply Mrs. Green, Fairy Land, Neath. e3S83p20 YOUNG Lady desires Engagement to assist in light jtL house duties and assist in bar.—Apply E 13, Evening Express, Cardiff. e3995pl7 URSE-House luaid wanted, by 3rd March; must be clean and of respectable appearance; comfortable home; wages L,12 to £14; good references.—Mrs. Lester, Grasmere, Conway Shore, Llandudno. c12553 W ANTED, March 7, good, experienced General; Vt' family three: nursemaid kept-Apply, stating age, wages, reterenc", D 91, Evening Exprm, Cardiff. eS938pl8 HOUSJS-Pariouimald wanted; wages .Els to £ 13; JJL small family.—State age, height, experience, refe- renc, to Mrs. Edward Williams, Abem3-ron. e39Hpl3 HOUSE-Parkmrmaid dcngaged; L13; ttoroughly Hexperlenc4Dd, also Housemaid, £ 14, and one Lio; kitchenmaids and botweenmaids.—12, Cowbridge-road. e3929pl8 COOK-General disengaged; 2 years' references; gcod cook all dishes.-14, Cowbridge-road. e3S24p18 GENERAL disengaged; strongëOun:g!rl; wash? Gcook, wait table—14, COw bridge-road. e3Mpl3 ixr .AN"TED, Plain COOk.1;JJ. wages and references, VV DavId. Hig?mead, Mdgerid. 3??Lllpl7 WANTED, good Ge?ejal: small family; reference ?y required.—66^ Conaaught-road, ]R.Uh. e3903p17 HOTEL SERVANTS. YOUNG Lady seeks situation as Barmaid; experienced. JL —Apply C. Y., Evening Express, Newport. epl7 W ANTEI) at once, Barmaid, willing to make her- self useful.- Y en-dall, Market-street, Tredegar. e3987pl7 wANTED, Bann-arb; experienced, sober; used to f f general hotel work; live out.—E 18, Evening Express, Cardiff. e4006p20 REQUIRED. Situation in bar; experienced; would ]Ri aE,L?t with light hoûge duties.—W. Prampton, Cotterill, near Rristol. e3978pl7 W ANTED a Steward and Stewardess, without encumbrance preferrccl wages £2 per week, with hous", coal. and light; £50 deposit absolutely required.- All applications to be made on or before February 19th, 1904, addressed to Secretary, Conservative Club. Tre- herbert. e-;)eS6p17 WANTED, a young Man to make himself generally t 't' useful; aged 17 to 20; must be of good character.—Swan Hotel, ilenygtaig. C12661 TTfTANTED, good General, 25 to 30; plain oooking /1 if required; good wages suitable person.—J., Wattstowi Hotel, Wattstown. e3923pl8 w ANTED, respectable Cook-General; good wagesT- yy Vpiy Gower Hotel, Cathays. e3911p17 HEAD Chambermaid wantod; must have good refe- JUL rences-Apply Ram Hotel, Gloucester. e3933pl3 w ANTED, Billiard Marker.-Apply, with references Hoa. Sec., Pembrokeshire County Club, Kaver- fcrdwest. o3905pl7 CLERKS, MANAGERS, &c | "TTITANTED, an experienced and respectable Water I t f Clerk at Barry Dock.—Apply, stating age, refe- rences, wages, &c., to Pooic's (Limited), 285, Bute- street, Cardiff. e3950pl9 A SSISTANTS wanted everywhere to address envelopes, /A &c.-&nd addressed envelope for prospectus, North (3 K Dept.), 6, York-buildings, Adelphi, London. ep20 t~*j Weekly.—rorsons wantedèv6fywhÙ ë-for-Q,drlr:e.s Íng I dw circulars.—Send addressed envelope for proposal il;magar. 8B, Elm Lodge, Southall, Middlesex. e3991p2G BUILDERS' Book Md Timekeeper required in Pem- brokœhire; accustomed to memuring and abstract- ing; early riser.—Apply, by letter, stating salary required, with two last references, to Box A, "Tenby and County News" OIDce, Tenby. e3992p20 BOOT Trade.—Smart energetic Manager wanted for Jl5 pushing trade.—State reference, salary, guarantee required, Boylo and Co., Cardiff. e1005p20 UT ANTED, smart Junior CIk; must be competent Vt typist and &horth&nd writer; either 8CX.-Appiy D 76. Evening Exprew, Cardiff. e3906pl7 ONFLDENTIAL Clerkship or FosiUon of Trustor 11 Representative in Birmingham.—Experienced clerk, aged 32, With 11 years' highest references, desires Engement.-Addr."s E. L., f3, Fourtb-avenue. Green- lane, Small Heath, Birmingham. e4015p22 ? PARTNERSHIPS, SILICIA Fire Bricks.—Partner desired fm manufac- ? ture snicia ?tcka near London; no crushing machinery, floors, or kilns required; thoroughly tested: icperior to all othors; nionopoly; larse proiite^-Prtn- ctpala only address. Iron, E 2% ETniug Express, Car- diff. rfKfeU ￼ TRAVELLER? AGENTS. A- GE:ST wa?tedT?comm??oa, for ComwallDevon- A ?.re and Som?-?t.?pptv A.B.P. Acc-mm?r CompMy (Lmuted.. J-a?a?d Works, Stockton-on-Tws 'e4OO9pi? mAILORING.—Wantod ? o?e. smart7??ctic Man JL for order,, ,;Ive5tern Yallev; good w?es ■tnd commi^on.-D 87, E?ing_ Express, CsrdiS. epi7 rpRAVi-LLKK wanted; |u*jst ba steady and rFliabi'-— TApply 51, ??7b SUU?T I)S ￼ ? e394?pl? A Burton Brwery, t;hœeales are well-?o?n A :Ie 'Jrevr to ?P?int Buying Agents.—Particu- 1=2ir Ex', Swansea. e:??!&pi° i < Os Protit. —Bnylng Agents to .ppi, ?hophe?pe? and 4otbers with cur sp?c?ttiM, Emp? Linen Po!i? Cookev s Gravj, Salt &.? ilgeaa ?i med.l i ?m Company, NctttUsh?. rtmpZO DRESSMAKER? M!LUNERS, &c! I. IILLIXER -Wanted, arst Eand; mu?t be t?orcughh- j?i expehenced; eutdoo?.?Q? full particulars ?at- mg ,?alary, and when d?se??e? Manager, C0-op'?raLive, Abertillery. e3940pl5 ￼ Lewis and Qj., Drapers, Swansea, have L vacancies for Rnl&rt? ?raetie&l Milliners. e?OXSpIS ￼ E-zMAIW- ^stylish, competenTftrst DH Hanu.—Apply, fall; particulars, Hughes-Evans fj, ?Z962PI3 Draper, Dowlais. j e3382pl9 ?/f?H!<?BY: W&n???ri?o?pncti?i l>i Milliner, ageT d atoct l0— CooJte, Draoer, El?Mvcn, ?°°' o39S6p20 I. n 1. :;SCELLANEOUS SITU A ros I t?[,7'??TB?. 2 geod '?tefs?pptv CwmtiMery -o.ï-I t4ers. 4 pply Cwntjilery _ri' m"J> eia5«3 r|lE>.DJ!/K in?ted' tw?oSIc? coal prt.-Fof further T pnrncu:ir?,?p?)y???p?cp CQlJiery :Mnager'l Pontardul 055p23 J RONJIOX GRRY. —Sruar$ '*i?a6<stMt?s?'i?t"' Hand; X mu?. be able to speafc Welsh-—J- Marshall and Co Barmouth. e337Sp20 I GANGITR required fort Building Contract in Pem- brokeshire; well accmstomed to drainage, concrete work, and foundations.—Apply, stating wages required, and previous experience, Bex, "Tc-uby and County Times" Office Tenby. I CC-AOIIM AN.Gentl.»mJS. can recommend for single- r handed place, th'roi;ciiiy sober and steady, ag2d 34. married, 3 children.Ad.jre?s House (Coaciirran), Coldbrnok I'ark. AteT?avT e4031 pê2 •VT7-ANTED, Grooqi; djive weli, milk, attend cows, V ? &c.; abstainer; gfod .wages-—1Colonel Mavhew' Absrglasney. Golden e4035pl3 -AJfl EDj steady jfsju to f itend to horse, 3mali ANTED, steady to pttend to horse. 3lliall v t garden, and male liimseif generally ceful.- N oraian SuUv Hardy.-ickg Hill. Chepstow. e4033pl3 TF'O Hauliers. Wanted at. oac. steady Man to deliver X beer; gcod wages and regular emplovment.—We-a- tern Yalle} s P-ewery. CtcmUc, Mon. 012669 GBOCiiSY, l?ro.«ioa»»—Waa'ed »t once, siuip ?JT Junior; W?h; ouMoors.-Appty DM, Swans?. e?e%p!7 -T?rAyTED !mmed:at?j'r7:Sd7Tad'Tbo?]3, 'Mk V after horse, wagoa.ne; geneMUy ufuJ: mst drive well; Hve m.— Apply, ?;th refarences W&gf, ra¡;, ûndon M.J Provincial 3??. Pontypridd. epn t'?'-??TEt' ?t ?nje? a st??virusmorthv man a. V f passengers lift Attendant.—Apply Manageress King's Head Rot?, Xew?rt. Men. e3372pl9 G- -RúoM='Gardenëioth¡)rÕÏlghlY understandS Ggrr,len una M.ro of horse; drive; generally useful; a reli b;-? man, not too young, desiring comfortable home and ppr?MMcy.—? r"ferc?cef, wages (indoor, T)". John Jnei, CIyrtacl,anEea. cZ9L?-'1,20 Dn John Jones, Clyaach. Swansea. e39t2p20 WANTED, & 18. rah?&A% Laaz who can ride bicy ?Y must ;?- Mtpectt? ,,? prod e°<? rctertisct.-v —Apply "K eaing EzrWW- office. HRtMISEb! — PREM!SEb. ESSRS. s! ~e!Sn AND PEBTWEE, D-L AUCTM?ERRg VALUERS. SURVEYORS, HOUSE AND ESTATE AGENTS. For list of Busineas Premises and Houses to be Let or I Sold see "W estern Mail" Daily. Printed Register free. Offices, 93. St. Mary-stitot. Cardiff- Established 1849. TO Brewers and 6t??? o?Le?t ￼ Malthcuse, TLI&ntwit Major, goo? e?rzi?Te accommodation.—For particulars and permlaeioa to view, apply Estate office, St. Pagan's el2666 FOR Sale, Penylan uI genii-detached double-front JL' Houses; cellar ia b^somoiit; ground floor, three reception rooms, large clttna pantry and larder; first iiogr, five bsftrooms, ano |>iUiarfi ^poo), bath, aM. w./l.; second floor, 3 bedrooajgj ground rent, £8 Es.—Apply Comley, 84, Penj lan-road. j e3967pl9 PARADE, Ñëž:tll, ct? ?o *??et?'?.b9ut"tQ?be enlarfeS, to Let, iof seff,House and?hop, ￼ nów carried on grocery" and ironmongery; posseasion March 25th next.-Apply Sims, 20, Alexander-street. Neath. e4033p22 ENCAIEA, Neath.-TO be Let or Sold, Villa Reef- dence, with stable, coachhouse, and garden; pieasantly situated; overlooking town- and harbour.— Apply Sims, 20, Alexandra-street, Neath. e40S2p22 TO Let, Home and Sh?p; suit butcher.-App? King's THe-ad Hot?l. U9k. e4039p22 TO Let, a 10-roomed House; parUy furniBhed.-Mi56 I TLieg, L-I.ha-c. e39Mp20 Roath; 7s. 6d. newlj Let/27^ Cecil-street, new)y Tde,corated.-7, Par?-pl?ce. e3922plo ABERYSTWYTH.—To Let, House and ShopT TMiac?- Aro34. also House, Alexandra-r««i; both in excel- lent positions (shop 32ft. long).—Apply A. Lloyd Williams, Auctioneer, Aberystwyth. e396Sp20 TO Let, M, Gough-street; in good repair; as. weekly; JL 26, Havelock-street; good repair; 10s. weekly.— App!y 27. eZ912pl7 S- W ANSEA.-Lock-up Comer Shop, cellarage; also adjoining Shop, cantral town; new modern frontages; ready few days.—Crabb, Accountant, Swansea. 'e2M6pl9 HOUSE wanted in Whitchurch, with stabte ana JH coachhouse.—JS. 2, Eyenmg Express, Cajdin. epl9 SHOP and Dwe!lin?M<se to Let on lAase.-Appl? ?? Jennett. 1!6, Quet. Cardin. el2512 LARGE Premises to be Let in St. Marv-street, Cardiff, JLJ within a minute's walk of Great Western Railway Station; suitable for hotel, club, or restaurant; particu- lars on application.—Address B 68, Evening Express, Cardiff. el2570 fT?O Let, commodious Warehouw, ?uitable for ?M? T?hop and stable, i cMtre of town.-Apy D?Ie, Forty and Co., Piano Merchants, Cardiff. e3874pl9 USINESSES.—When you want to buy or sell a buaT ness send full particulars.—Jonee, Business Broker, 161, King,-road, CaTdiff el2557 APPLY" to J. T. 8&unders, AuctionMr and Estate AAgeut, 29, St. Mary-street, Cardiff, for foHawing properties to Let:—22, Pa^street, lis. 6d.; 19, Somer- set-stroot, 7e. 6d.; Saltmead-road, 6s. fid.; 44, Davis street, 9s, 6d.; 31, Milford-street, 6s. 6d.; Byron-street, Cs. 6d. cl2494 OFFICES TO LET. ￼ C'T. Maty?R?, CaTdiC?Se?ertTweU-Ushted rooiM ? singly or in euit<?'? Wern MaU-chMtbera; pa8Rer lift: slectrie t'?ht'Bg; Itory on each floor. ?Appty Mr. E. H. call, We»Urn Maa, Cardiff. 61260S OFFICES WANTED w ANTL-D, Office, neighbourhood JIlonnt. Stuart- Vy Nuare.-Stalo particulars, D 81, Eveniaig Express, I Cardiff. e53I8pl8 APARI MENTS. I LADY wishes <m» orwo gentl&mn M Paying Guests; JU superior 1'1? Bichmond-ioad; tenM modomte.- E 3, Evening E,,Pi?e;, e3970pl9 ^tjYtNlSHED Apaitu>ent8 to Let. tems moderate: Fealf board _ipply ? M?. IMchMd, 6, Crift-terraœ, I Oowbrid?p. ne? railway station eW13pl9 PARTMENTS, fuhcd, front Sitttog-room and AB,droom; board if r?iulred; good cooking.-57, Talbot-street, Catbedral-I ?ardUi. eZNqp20 oven, grate—19, TSap,nblrv-strW,, Boath, Card]S. ,.1?2 COMFORTABLE- StrUnS-room IUld Bedroom, Kich- mond-road, suit laùY, retttleinan, of friends: din- ing out.-D 79, Evening Express, Cardiff. 91-pl I I URNISHED Ap?rfMB?? e?ry?con?MJeEee;no F11 blildren. 6s. M.-2S, Tne?b?d-rcad, Canton, Car- diff. e3S36pl7 BUSINESSES WANTEU. ADVERTISER, recertly returned from AcstrSiai wants Inn or Hotel; colliery district preferred; commands good capitaL-D 89, Evening Express, Cardiff e3923pl8 DOMESTIC ARTICLES. ￼ ￼ Spj;NCII.R the Cml?? Provide for BtMee. St. k3 John'9-s<pjare, Cardid- SPEKCER for Lat-t Designs In Baby CafriasM. Send k9 for price Usis. See hla rIlOIrr?mu. S FENCER'S Bath ChaiST ^n'-alid Chairs. Send p.c. kj for lists. RENL-M. S Wonder of the Age Sewing Machines, complete, for 58Sj_6d. Send p.c, for lists. S pE.,ZCF_R,g and Wringlag Machines )ij Washing Machines. Send p.c. for lists. PENCEB'S Knitting Machines. The EcMpse à the i3 best Knitter in the World. Send p.c. for Ust8. 7 S FENCER'S only address is 8t. jhu. chreii- ? ?quarp (opposite Church). q&rdi?. L2604 MEDICAL REMEDIES. ETlFICIAL Legs, Hands, Irons, Children's Rubber Trusses, Elastic Stockings, Glycerine Syringes, Valgus Pads, 4c.; ;n stocli, Children's Baboer Trusses, Crutch Shoee, Trusses, Kneo Cape. Crutches, Belts, &c.; lady attendant for ladies' belts and trusses; repairs done; lie, free.-Allen Pearee, Charles-street (off Queen-street). Cardiff, and Broadmead. Bristol. el2192 PIGEONS, POULTRY, &c. GRANIT Indian~Gan:e Cockerel lor SafcT 7?. CxiT— G- Holms Farm, Dlnas Powis. e!2867 SJTTING:"<lõW raady. W?!t<ror' Brown Leghorn; j? a?c Banv4 Plymouth Rks: fx?'eptioasSy good laying strain; 6s. ittlng.-W. W., St. Arvan's. epi8 MACHINERY, &c. S°n-p. Portable Engiae, Chaff Cotter; 20 yvds of 0 Betting for sale, cfceap —Orchard, Ooal Merchant, bEw" Yta llMttH PUBLIC-HOUSES. SPLENDID Chance of obta?iing iaii-licensed House in shipping neighbourhood; takintr? .erape £ 35; could increase; capi'.aJists only dealt with.-lnt-<,view, write D. F., Evening Express, Newport. e4024p22 HANDiSOJIELY Fitted and attraaive Fully-licensed H1-eart ot Bristol; most handsome bat. b'3tcjJ0-rcom. and comfcrtatle boose; proprietress must give up through illness; ingoing £350. or reason- ?b],? c?er. -Apr?Iv Tebbs, Yaer, 13rLLoL COMMANDING Corner Fully-licensed Houm, faces C four important 'LIioroughfam, BrisW; near music- haJI; payments to brewers about £1,000 per annum; ingoing LSOO; liaif may remain; never advertised before. -Al,ply TebbF, Bristol. CLIFTON, Bristol.—EasUy-managed FTily-Lrnei c"? ladies or anyone: present tenant ,o??e years; ingoing, including part furniture, £ 350.—Apply Tebbs. Victoria-chambers, Bristol. TREE Hotel, Gloucestershire; doin-lrg-e profitable trade, about £4.000 per annum; purchase arranged with about £ 1,203.—Tebbs, Victoria-street. Bristol. SPIRIT Vaults, best position, Bristol; counter trade £30. £ 43 weekly; ^purcha^e arranged with £7YJ cash.-Tebb, Victoria-chambers, Bristol. -C-Õ-uYiIÙ:-Bœrhouæ colliery district, Somerset- cpre-?ent t!"t five ?CaT,. pays brewen £3.) monthly: lent £26; garden, stabling, piggeries; ingoing £ 170.—Tebbs. Bristol. TILLAGE:R.'Y-'rlw¡;se. Sommetshíre:p;ocar- V fi?n. stabling; ingoing £ 210: comfortable business. 7>l;b", DrI,to1. "V 7" ILL AGE Fully-licensed House, six miles from Bristol; tied ales only; comfortable home: orcaTd, garden, outhouses, 22 acres pasture land; total ingoing at £2Xi; possession next mcmtl1.1.pply Tebbs,1 Valuer. Bristol. IIULLY-Licensed House, 2ub,?rb Bristol: tkin?r L25 weekly; possession arranged w?.t-n. ;?Z^10 Tebbs- SUIT Befiimers.—Fully-licensed House, Bristol; com- fortable home; ingoing- £ 85.—Tebbs, Bristol. CLIFTON, Bristol.—Comfortable Beerhouse; suit busi- C, ness couple; ingoing -rK?5.-TebbF, Value, Bristo?. c4014p22 FLR Di^?0bAL EXCEPTIONALLY smart Confectionery and Refresh- Fj ment Business, respectable part B?islol; situation; lt. tenant 14 years; present tenant bound to give up through iii-haalth; profits £ S weekly: rent £5; closed Sundays; ingoing, everything £360; cost pro- proprietor £-1-00 and highly recommended by J. Tebts, 76, Victori?.-street, Bristol. 4 TTRACTIVE Refreshment Business, suburb of ADrL??tol; pn:ænt proprietress three years: ('heap business for £ 75.—Apply to Tebbs, above address. F?J!;if:in:_il ;r(rr¡5û- £2 Jj yreekly ingoing £ £ 0,—Apply Tebbs., Bristol. €1 REENGSOCESY, Fruiterer's, Rabbits, Fish, &e., 3T Bristol; taking £ 25 weekly; s Ingoing £ 150.—Tebbs. "R/ J EW S AG-EN T S, Sta-tioneiy, and Fancy, Clifton, Ni/;tiÕb:5 lldevC¡ Apply Tebbs, Bristol. PASTRYCOOK, and Confectionery, Bristol; zu- ver .-bout £ 700 per annum; ingoing :E?03.-Tcbt, Ij"EirrADRAKT and Diring-rooms, one of the best \¡ thoroughfares of Brisvoi; suit any business couple; ingoing £ 150.—Apply Tebbs. mûîiA-EcoSIST and Fancy, new railway station, X Bristol; ingoing, inc!udmg stock, £ 70.—Apply Teb, Bristol. BAKING and Pastrycook, Clifton, Bristol; taking about E25 weekly; ingoing £ 253.—A^ly Tebbs, B'fS.o1. BOABDIXG-HOUSS. Weston-super-Mare; grand posi- Lon, facing -?aa froM; fully furnished; £ 400.— Tebbs, Bristol BUTCHKS'S, situate about ocnTreüf-nri"tol; com- Blla,dLn,t premises, fa= hree important main thoroughfares; former tenant 300 years; returns average about £80 weekly; ingoing £ 300.—Apply Tebbs, Bristol. COMLMEjtXTAL sa?,,Led. Bristoi; Üee beer and wine licence fully lurnishec.; £ 400.—Appiy Te4,b-"Yiaoria-stmt, Bristol. e+013p22 TO Let, small Minral ta.king,Anthn.te district, TU&illr Swansea; alto BuDding 1.4ad at Porthœwl; lew ground rent..—Deere, P'rtcl. e.3952p19 0 LD-established Refreshment 1ELo u??o and 8hop7, StL&rt-s-rwt, Docks; newly renovated. e3997p2Q GOOD Miik Bound for Sale.—Apply 33, Margaret- Gstrbet, Abercynon. e3g.?pla, T 0 be Sold as gcing concern, Furniture Business, X chiefly cash, in good South Wales town; good tease; good reasons for disposal.-D 72, Evening Express, Cardiff. e3911pl7 j V UfiMTUtiE. BKVAN =d Co"8 opLcW bargains for c=h.-Crdin. BSwansft. 1 catyprldd, Newprt, Pentypwi. TUSCAN and Co. for me Tç..ry Carpets, I 1 bordered and ready for laying, from ii& Ud. BiSVAN and Oo. for grand patterns and excellent j W,alu,, in Floorcloth ana Linoleum. B&v AN and Co. for Carpets and li?&AhruCs of every Wde-ce,ptlc,n at lowest priœe. BEVAN sod Co. icr-ie- Irou Bedsteads, 2iD JU pillasrs. from El lis. 6d. BEVAN -.nri Co. for splendid Bbad and Foot AU- Bbra,-4 Bedsteads, from £ 4 4& BETAS aal cO, for best value in Wire-woven Mat- JLP trasses, fuli-sized, from 7s. lid. BEVAN and Co. for fuil-gized own make FAther BBed3, good linen tieD, rrom 52& 6d- B.EVAN and Co. cw hLbOsome Walnut. wplale7Fl- b-l-, from £ 3 ISs. 6d. BEVAN and Co. for inuaenoe mlecti(m Walnut and Bot)-or O??ezmaaVes.5?-. lld. to 10 guiuaml BEV.AN -àr.d-eo-fór-Šiéëiä"f Bedroom 8uiahe6t X> glaw, marble stand, chairs, b.. £ 3 17& 6d. BEYAN ani Co. tin grand valeo Satin Walnut Bed- room Suitm, from 10 to Z5 guinfeaa. BEVAN aitd Co. for Chippendale and otber Cabinets and Sideboards; great variety. BEVAN and 00. lor American Orgam, every instru- Bment warranted 10 years, from £ 7 17s. 6d. BEVAN and Co. for Pianofortes, full ccaapaje, hand- some walnut cases, from £15 15s. BEVAN and ???for h o-a Saddlebag Suites, Ygran-I patterns, from 8 to 16 guineas. BEV:N and Co. for t?. ale rated B. praw Piano, a JD magnificent instrument, 2S gungag. "F> £ VAN and Co. for reaiiy beauttfol Suites in figured weitk, from 12 guineas to 25 guine". BEVAN and Co. for the King of all Pianos; it Bbelon buying elsewhere 40 guineas. eusm BEVAN and Co. (Ltd.); ralg ru? h?en, Cardiff, BSr.-aneea, Pontypridd, Newport. :nd Pontypojl. MUSICAL. MR. B. Forhall, Teacher of Music; terms moderate.— J..Y..L 11. Holmesdale-street, Cardiff. e4042p22 £ 165.—Two Manual and Pedal Organ (new); case to suit purchaser; first-class work.—Chas. Eden, 86, Abbey-street. Derby. e403«p22 PIANOS. Pianos, Pianos.—B. J. Reith aad Sons' special offers in iron-framed Pianofortes, with ail the latest modern teprovtmeats. A BTISTIC" Modelgood walnut caas; full com- Xi. pass; c»Bh £ 15 15sv "EUROPEAN" Model; fiat walirnt case; cbeck XJ action, tr!jfcord, ^tc.: cash, P,18 12s. "A LEXANDEB" Model; full compass; haadaofSe panel, &c, cash, £1;5 126. 3d. ''TTANDSOME Pianoforte," ia Louis Cwe; full size and co, rich case *ad tone; double sconces; cash, £ 2õ 4s. "MUSIC Trades ÂHOCia.tœ" Mode?; maxvaBous _.iU- valne; beaatKul, rich tone; cash, M. ""TV RA W ING-Room Model"; a petrea iD8UÛODeDfor JJ t-h. to-, and durability; cash £ 35 10s. "\Tt7T5 shall be rimaed to &=>I1ge ?or auy of ii?- lI instrcipeuts to be obWDed on our impv"ed Kirs System.—For terms, &e., call at E. J. Heatik and Sons' 76, Qoeen-street (corner of Chariot-street:, Cardiff. Also Pontypridd, rnaarth, and Port Talbot. elll £ 3 DALE, Forty, and in full oompaas, iron framed Pianofortes. "i^tOLLJ-QE" Model; coah, 1,6 1; (class Á) solid Vy walnut wood case. "OLLKGE" Model, cam, 918 Ift. (dus B) m*id abwt wood can. "CATIONAI." Model; omb, £ 22 10, kandbome L?J walnut wood < "XliFLEXIBLE" Ko<let; C"h, £ S Ms.; ftu 8*0, uprigtzl piano; vertie?! stringing. "IRONCLAD" Modal; cash £28; small upright grand X overstrung "X ISZT" Model; cM?. £ 31 ICe n2aemdomt vel?M: XJ era11 rag. "T7~AZSEli" Model; cwh, ^42; a fuU npneht concert Lgrind. LL kbo" Models en be had on our EUm Pmrcbwe J\_ System for a small sum montMy. C?H end iaspect above specialities it seeking a good and rtfiafcie Piano at 11 moderate cost. DALE, Forty, and Co., Plaw and OrgaaJlereb.œ. lUz?-W?rea and Cutle Arcade, Car??S. e3me HORSES, LIVE STOCK, &c. A Bargain to Undertakers, Tradesmen, Others. A Pretty jet black Mare, Bonny; 6 years; 15.2; splendid action; warranted sound; splendid worker; :m?e. double harness; trial; BTM?etee ?ven; £ 26.— Rlue House Farm, Pfllgwecily, Newport, Mon. eplS TO Contractors and Builders.—Strong powerful Mare) 16 hands; also se of Harness, almost new; Will! sell at reMOBahte oSFr.—Apply Fitxger?td, Gethin Ar?,I AbercanaiJ, Merthyr e4 M p?2 FX Temp'rs.—Eigh-cI&as wire and smooth .PuppMs hw P, Sale; make w¡nn: also some winners.—T. J. Stephens. Llanishen, Cardiff. e4008p20 HORSE Feed, 9s. 9d. sack; carriage paid; eah JLI_ allowed for sacks returned; large reduction to buyers of 2 tons and up;vard5.-Phillips, 5, CommcTCbl- stre?t. Newport. _? e3S32pl8 c H?KPF and Com, ready mixed, for ioodiï3:-i6d. cwt.; carriage pvd; 3d. each allowed for sacks when returned; large reduction to buyers of 2 tons and upwards.—Phillips, 5, Commercial-street, Newport. c3333pl8 SQUIBB Giles' Worm Pills for Dogs; eisfly given; 1 very effectual; used by leading fanciers, 6d. and la. per box, 'f ?1 seed merchants, or cf Squire GUes' Company. Carlff.. E'llm 1 L 1. 11 WAGON AND COLLIERY REQU!S:TES. j CtXiEKFXBS, Be&a? PoeW, <c.. an em; tnoaoiMl O art; •ioiTl—Charles C?Mer =4 C* Prlnoe of Wuw Df'?.?matC*. cuø ( 1 People whose chief want" is money may even raise that quickly by using the want columns. COAL FOR SALE. i T?XCELLENT?Bonae Co?s from the celer&ted Mon- Emouthshin 00lUBries, 19s .-Thatcher, Dock, Cardiff. e3913pl7 COALS.—Best Tlcrio':?. Screened, 2æ. 6d.; Viponds, large. ISs.; large Bedash, 17_; Ffaldau Nuts, ??Os.; Kitchen, 16s. &d-; G,Th Nuts, l?s.: House Ss?Uis. J?. j 6<1-; Fores: Cobbles, 198.; Steam Nuts. !-is. 9d. per wn delivered: Anthracite Ocean Nuts, Cote; no agents; send direct; ring up Nat. Tel. 01C24; lower prices for quantities; quotations any station South Wales.—Wert End CMd Co.. opposite the Workhouse Ca?rdil. el24e' COALS per ion fo? cash ,n delivery; red h Lw. \?. or cobMcs (splendid 1.1u?, g?od qu?uty), 17&; handpicked large. ISs.; bright hard large or cobbles I (highh- recommended" 21r.—Please end postcard, Shieids Bros.. Crwys Coal Yard. Biivmney Railway, new j Crwv's Bridge. Cardiff. Established 1875. el2310 BICYCLES, TRICYCLES, Ac, QECOKD-F-and Frames and Wheels; a quantity to 0 wn cheap to clear would suit hirer.—Norton, 126, Queen-street, Cardiff. el2633 x 10 10s. 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[By Special Arrangement.- Oopyright.] THE LITTLE VIRAGO, BY SCOTT AINSLIE I Tall and glim, and straight as a young pop-Iar. with shortly-cropped hair just touch- ing the collar of her faded black gown at the neck, and tumbling almost into her black eyes in front, to be swept back ever and anon by an impatient hand; with a firmly-eat mouth, revealing, when she emiled. the strong white teeth; a nose somewhat retrousse, and a sudden, petulant mode of speech that was somewhat disconcerting to a stranger; that was "the Virago at No. g." Truth to say, she rejoiced in the title; it vra-a distinctive, and ehe felt tha.t. she deserved it; it summed her up so very tensely and com- pletely. Other girls might live in the odour of dull domestic sanctity, of Sabbath church- going righteousness; for her was reserved the proud privilege of standing on a pinnacle of supposed wickedness, to which virtmoue mothers might exultingly call the attention I of their broods, by way of awful example. Eer Christian nrune-if suoh aa appellation is possible—was Janet, and she resided at No. 14. in a small street in one of the poorer districts of Cbelsea-a district stamped by the numerous rusty bell-handles on the sides of its doorposts, and by the dissipated-looking milk-cans to be seen hanging on the spikes of its area railings—a district which yet had pretensions, in a certain way, to a gpecies of genUlity. At No. 14 resided alao Mr. and Mrs. Tomkins, and a considerable number of smaller species of humanity, who bore, by right of birth, the same name. Janet was a sort of distant rela- tion—an orpliaii-who, in return for many duties cheerfully and light-heartedly per- formed, received a somewhat meagre board and a decidedly sordid lodging. Mr. Tomkins was spoken oi in hushed voice in the neighbourhood, as a commission agent," and it was generally believed that he was "prepared to deal in the most extraordi- nary things, and in every conceivable market, if he could only get the commission. He was a little, mild-mannered man, who had evidently decided long ago that the thing called life was a puzzle, and that it was use- less to attempt its solution. Mrs. Tomkins was a lady who had, in some remote period, been handsome, and who, to the discomfiture of her neighbours, still tra-ded on the remem- brance: it was generally whispered that she posaesed a small patrimony of her own. It appeared to have been by general consent of the neighbours that the girl Janet had earned her extraordinary title. As a matter of fact, her daily drudgery weighed so heavily upon her, despite her cheerfulness, that, pos- sessing a superabundance of animal spirits, it became an absolute necessity that she should find some vent for the demon of pure fun, and mischief, which lurked within her. She had been for years at No. 14, but, from the earliest times, she had been a terror to to her more straightlaced neighbours. When a mere girl of twelve years. the complaints in regard to her were many and frequent. Should some unlucky neighbour offend her by look. or word, or deed, her vengeance was swift and sure. Windows would be discovered brdken—asaall, but obnoxious offspring would return to the parental neet covered with mud, having been quite accidentally jostled into handy puddles—in fact, there appeared to be no end to her resources. Added to all this was the absolutely fearless use of a quick and ready wit in wordy warfare; a length of limb and swiftness of movement that defied pur- suit. Yet, had but one of those who saw only the flash of the black eyes, or heard only the caustic tongue, known anything of the inner beauty of the girl, something better and finer might perchance have been found—a some- thing better and finer that was hidden beneath the girl's semi-savagery, as a thing that would not be understood, and of which she, personally, was almost ashamed. Sometimes, in softened moments, she thought of it all, with some degree of bitterness, and with flaming cheeks; thought of some shameless remark that she had made, with almost a longing in her heart that she could re-call it. She wan- e-lered, sometimes, OlD sunny mornings, out into the more fashionable streets, having in her charge some younger member of the house of Tomkins, and stood wat-ching- the delicate and well-dresecd women who passed her, hearing like some quiet reproach the refined and well-modulated tones of their voices that floated to her. For a day or two afterwards she would be absolutely subdued; taunting small boys might shout and dance about her, but Sne would sail through them, with head erect-, calmly indifferent; until sud- denly the old passionate temper would blaze forth, and some unlucky urc-hin, more auda- cious tlhan the rest, would be swooped down upon and made a terrible example of to his fellows. And then the old life would be taken up again, reckiessay and defiant, and the virago at No. 14 hold sway in all lurid splen- dour of mischief. But the truer heart of the girl was touched on occasions, in spite of herself. On one summer evening she came upon a group of boys, on a piece of brick-strewn waste, and pelting a small and wretched- looking mongrel dog. In an instant she had rushed in upon them and scattered them, and the yelping, tortured animal was in her arms. "You little fiends!" she cried, stooping sud- denly, and pitching a half-brick at the nearest boy, with a girl's crver-ha-nded throw, that fortunately sent it wide of its mark. "I'd like to be a bit nearer to you. Poor little chap!" this to the dog, as she laid her chin on its head—"come an. then; although I'm sure I don't know what to do with you." she added ruefully. However, she took it home with her. and its soft little body. nestled in the hollow of her arm, and the plaintive cold little nose, thrust sometimes into her palm, brought a strange light of tenderness to her eyes as she walked I on. She was stealing quickly througb the house, on her way to the attic on the topmost I floor, that was her own special sanctum, when she was suddenly confronted by Mrs. Tom- I kins. Heally, ycxu are most trying," said tbat lady, pettllautly. You know the state of my Henes-you know that the least thing upsete me—and you stay out until this hour, and the1 Children crying all over the place, in every room, and fighting on the stairs, and every other horrid thin-g-and-why-what have you got there? Oh! take the little beast out-taolreo it out-at once:" The girl &tood quite still, confronting her. At any other time she might ha.ve passively obeyed; but perhaps at that moment the house looked more unsavoury and grimy even than usual; the looming prospect of quarrel- some children %ppeared the more trying. Per- haps, too, the warm little body next her own nerved her. She spoke quickly, with a little I etaanp of her foot. It ?sn't a litUe beaat. The poor little beggar waa being killed by some boys. 1- "How da.re von sa.iJ Mns. Tomkins. "Yon I strangely forget yourself and your position. I Put it in the street a,¡ tmce." "I shan't," eaid the girl, with aaiodMsr stamp of her foot. If it goes in the street, I'll go too. It's badly hurt, and hungry, and—" There were a few more rapid words OIl either side. It ended by Janet striding down the narrow paanace, opaamg the street fooc*. l and disappearing into the night, with the mongrel still in her arms. And Mrs. Tomkins fulfilled her destiny as a woman with nerves, and very properly went off into hysterics. The girl's new and unaccustomed freedom charmed her, for a time, at least. It wae a hot summer night-a night that even, in tihe sordid streets, breathed of country hillsides and limes, lying calm and peaceful beneath the softened touch of the moonlight. She walked about for a time, with the dog held closely to her, and presently 6at down on a doorst-ep, in a street near that in which No. 14 was situated, and rested her chin on the dog, crooning a little song to herself as sho sat. The sound of a voice roused her. and, realising that someone was speaking to her, she looked up. A tall man, in a ehabby soil, and with an old straw hat on the back of hit head, was standing before her, with an amused expression in his blue eyes. His hands were thrust deeply into his pockets, and his legs were planted very widely apart. He was quite young, and there wae an almost boyish frankness about him that was refreshing. Is anything the matter," he was saying. No, no, nothing," she replied, shortly. "Anything wrong with the dog?" he asked. at least, I don't think so," she Baid, speaking more slowly, and putting her faoe down to the small creature on her lap. "He'. been badly treated, and he's hungry. Ain't you, poor chap?"—this last to the dog. "Then, why don't you Jake him home and feed him, and not expose him; as well as your- self, to the rude blasts of Boreas?" said the man. "I don't understand yon," she said, glancing up at him. "You don't think I'm such a fool as to be sitting here, if I'd got a home to take him to, do you? And mind your own business; I'm very comfortable. Go away!" The man laughed suddenly. then whistled, and laughed again. "And will you sit here, oh! obdurate maiden with the bow-wow, until the strong arm of an unsympathetic nine- teenth century lictor bidts you begoneP" "I don't know what you're driving at, but I shall sit here just as long as I please," the aid impatiently. "And when you don't please?" he asked, smiling imperturbably, with his head on one side. "I shall go somewhere else. Anything else?" "You're a queer sort of girl. Why don't you go home, to the paternal roof-tree.?" "Can't you talk plain English?" "Why don't you cut home to bed?" he almost shouted. "That's better," she answered. laughing in spite of herself. "Because they won't let me in with the dog. and I won't leave him in the street." "Oh, sad—sad!" he exclaimed, removing one hand from his pocket to strike an attitude. "Stony-hearted father—afraid-I-shail-have-tho- carpet-soiled mother-l know—I "Then you're wrong; I haven't got a father, and I haVen't got a mother. Try again, old boy. "An orphan!" be cried. "Metaphorically, I embrace you. 1, too. know not the touch of a mother's hand or of a father's slipper. Bui, my dear child," be added more seriously, "you can't sit out here all ni-,ht-dog or no dog." 'I won't leave him in the streets," phe said. firmly. He scratched his head dubiously for a moment, pushing the old straw hat further over his forehead in the process, then ex- claimed, suddenly- Look here. I'll take the little beggar home, and look after him. Ah, look not distrustful, fair maiden." striking another attitude; "I'll look well after him. fear not. Honour bright. I will, and you shall come and see him when you like. No, he won't be a bit of trouble." She gratefully put the dog in his arms, and he ran off as if to avoid her thanks. But in a moment he came running back again. I'm Charlie Barry," he said, pantingly; "and I'm supposed to be an artist. I live in Tudor- street, No. 56. Come and see the dog." And he was off again before she could speak. That was the commencement of a friendship that wa.s the best thing her life had known; that was, .indeed, life itself. She would wander into the great bare room, wherein he worked, a-a often a-s possible, and sit there. quisigy watching him. He was always cheerful, his sayings were always droll; for her part, she thought there never had lived, or ever would live, so great a genius. His crudest elroru had a charm for her that never lessened. The dog was always with him. and her gratitude to him, for so loyally fulfilling his promise, was indeed great. It is, perhaps, scarcely necessary to a&y that she received no harm from her solitary friendship with him. He was, in all things. too frankly boyish—too sweet and pure- minded—to have destroyed her purity, by word or deed. But she grew to love him with a passionate devotion that wa.s in keeping with her turbulent nature. She told him once that she had been in the habit of spending ajiy odd moments she could snatch in the quiet of an old church near at hand, whose doors were usually open. It isn't that it makes me good," the explained. If a person came in, I think I should run away. And I don't even pray. But it calms me down a bit, and thinp don't, rub me up the wrong way, so much. I caa figlit them down there." He nodded and went on with his work. Success was coming to him slowly, and be was beginning to make money. But. in the midst of his hard work, he fell ill. Then it was that the house of Tomkins knew her no more; she never left his bedside, night or day, saVlJ only to snatch a few moments of rest, on the hard floor. at his feet. For a long time he knew nothing of the service she rendered him: in his delirium, he had only some indistinct idea of a faElhar fa?e -Lh" was ever near his own of strong young arms, that raised him up; of tender hands, that fed nim and smoothed his pillows. For the people of the house cared nothing, and, in fact, the girl would not admit a eoul into the room, save only the doctor, who probably thonght' sEe was the patient's sister. When at last the crisis had come, and had gone bFv, and he opened his eyes, and smiled weakly at her. she fell on her knees beside the bed. covering his thin hand with passionate kisses, and laughing and sobbing in the same breath, for very joy that he was given back to her. She came in one day, eoon after that, from a tiny room, she had persuaded the landlady, to let her have. at the very top of the house, and stopped dead on the threshold; seated beside the bed was a young and fashionably- dressed girl chatting with Charlie Barry. Before either of them had seen her, she slipped out again, and walked steadily down the stairs and out of the house, with the scalding tears in her eyes and a lump in her throat. Thereafter she kept a way from him; he had his friends now—swells, as she bitterly termed them—and U. did not matter. She got a situation in the neighbourhood, and worked hard. and tried to sing at her work, and to forget him. For his part, poor Charlie waited, and waited, in vain; the whole plaoe seemed blank and awful spot, wit/bout that black- eyed, shabby-looking figure flitting about it. A fortnight passed, aDd then, one sunshiny afternoon, he crept out to try and find ber. With a remembrance of her words, he went to the old church, and pushed open the door and entered. She was coming straight towards him, and she stopped, as if uncertain what to do. But he v.-ent forward slowly, and held out his b^ds. She kept her own resolutely behind her. "What's the matter?" "Nothing," she snapped, fiercely. "You don't want me now; you've got all your own friends. Let me pass." I will not." he said, resolutely. I do want you: there is no other woman on the wide earth who is so much to me; there is no other whom I love." She looked at him keenly for a moment; then her eyes softened, and she drew a step nearer to him; then suddenly the proud defiant head was bowed, and she burst into a passion of tears. He drew her into hie arms, and soothed her there, and kissed her. for the first time sincp he had known her. And they went out again into the sunlight presently, happily hacd-in-hand, like children seeking a new world. (The End.)
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