Collection Title: Merthyr Pioneer
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READ I Football Notes and News Edited by "CORINTHIAN."
READ Football Notes and News Edited by "CORINTHIAN."
Small Prepaid Advertisements. One In- Three In- Six In- sertion. sertiois. aertions. s. d. s. d. a. d. 20 words 0 6 10 19 30 words 0 9 1 6 2 9 40 words 1 0 2 u 3 6 50 words 1 3 2 c- 4 6 60 words 1 6 3 t 53 In all casea the Name ac Address are counted as part of the dvertise- ment. 1 These prices apply only to dvertise- ments ordered for consecuti e inser- tions and which are prepaid. SMALL ADVERTISE&. ENCS RE- CEIVED OVER THE TELE- PHONE. In order to meet the convenience of advertisers. the PIONEER accept Smab Advertisements dictated th ough the telephone. The Telephone Number is 6. The prico of the Advertisement must be remitted or paid on the same or following day. In order to ensure aocu-acy, the Advertiser should request tie clerk who takes the Advertisement o read it over. The greatest care is taken to their being correctly printed, but he Pro- prietors cannot be responsible lor in- accuracies in either of these respects, or for any consequences arising there- from. Trade Advertisements are inserted under the Heading Personal," it 6d. per line. All advertisements should be posted to the Office on or before Wednesday. Postal Orders. It is strongly recommended tH f all Postal Orders be filled up witi the name, the Labour Pioneer. and created. Answers to Advertisements. Replies to Advertisements addressed to the PIONEER Office will be handed out on production of a ticket whici m, be obtained when the Advertisenent vs ordered, or they will be forwardjd to J-oA> b Addi wsii, }M\>" ieu stamps to cover postage are suppli d. Applicants for Situations are re- quested not to send original docum nts (copies should be sent) or photogrl phs with replies to Advertisements w ien tettera are addressed to Box Numliers at this Office. The Proprietors car not v idertake any responsibility if testi- monials or photographs are lost. Business Specials. LADIES r LADIES, WITHOUT Drugs, Pills, or Medi- W cine, NURSE ROSS guaran- tees to cure Irregularities and Ob- glructions, Female Ailments in married I or single women from whatever cause I arising or how long standing; no dis- r appointments; every case a guaranteed ¡ cure; numerous testimonials; send, stamp for free advice. NURSE ROSS'S LABORATORY, ALMA VILLA." LOWER CHARMINSTER ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH. LADIES. ST. DOMINIC'S Therapeutic Pill- ? oids cure all irregularities from any cause in married or single. They act in a few hours; wonderful; mar- vellous results. Every case guaran- teed. Enclose stamp for particulars.— MADAME D. MACDONALD, 210 Wimborne Road, Wintor., Bourne- mouth. URSE E. STANLEY will send pri- 1 vately how to cure yourself of all irregularities; new French method. 114 Bold Street, Liverpool. Ladies, Read This. :1\ DVICE FREE for Stamp.—Mrs. JL M. Stewart's famous Female lemedy never fails. Address—9 Guinea reet, Bristol. r ,i -PAGE BOOK ABOUT HERBS AND HOW TO USE THEM, post free. Send for one. TRIMNELL, THB HERBALIST, 144, RICHMOND ROAD, CARDIFF. Iktablished 1879. ACCOUNT Books; rulings and bind- Aings of all descriptions.—PIONEER Praw, Merthyr. ILLUSTRATED Catalogues. We make a speciality of this class of w,irk, and our prices will compare favourably with any house in the trade. —PIONEER, Merthyr. ORDERS taken for repri its of ?? letters, articles, or advertise- ments in the PIONEER. TVTfV T'EDDING and Invitation Cards of IV the Choicest Designs can be obtained at the PIONEER PRESS. NOW IS THE TIME to have your Outing Cards printed at the PICNEER PRESS. XMAS CARDS, with Cafftomtr's own Name and Address; lovely choice of cards; ask for Sample Book. -PIONEER PRESS. 4 GREAT Clearance Sale AT HARRIS'S, 5, CASTLE STREET, Of a Well-Assorted, Unredeemed Stock of Jewellery, Clothing, BOOTS, BEDDING, &c. All Goods delivered Free. Distance no object. Value assured or money returned. 5, CASTLE STREET, MERTHYR. THE ABERAMAN, MOUNTAIN ASH AND ABERDARE BILLPOSTING & ADVERTISINC COMPANY. Proprietors of the Largest and Most Prominent Stations throughout the Aberdare Valley. Stations situated along the Main Tram- roads. All Communications should be addressed to J. JONES, Secretary & Manager, Cardiff Road, Aberaman. 'Phone 12, Aberaman. Gramophones. EDISON RECORDS.—We have ten thousand to clear, all brand new records. EDISON STANDARD, usual price I to clear 6td. each, or 5/9 dozen. AMBEROL RECORDS, usual price 1/6 each, to clear at 9/6 dozen. EDISON JE4 4s. PHONOGRAPH, complete with forty new Edison Re- cords, the lot for L2 7s. 6d. We retail any make Gramophone. Main Springs fitted from 2/6 upwards. JOHN LEWIS, Gramophone Dealer, HIGH ST., MERTHYR. Business Specials. QUICK IN ACTION.—For Stings, Burns, Scalds, Cuts, and Wounds. Cures without a Mark. 100 years in use. ARABIAN OIL EMBROCA- TION. Large Bottles, lIlt. Sold by Boots, Ltd., Cash Chemists, or direct from Sole Proprietor and Manufacturer -R. W. WOOLCOCK, CARDIGAN. BRONCHITIS and Asthma.-Have you tried Lungetine the external remedy? If not, buy a bottle to-day, and test far yourself its magical curative power. Price 1/11 and 2/9 per bottle.-Addrem, Dept. I, Lunetine Co., 453 West Strand, London. Miscellaneous. ALL Sufferers from Tapeworm Aquickly relieved. Particulars free.-Goulden, Box 284, North Church Street, Nottingham. B.S. WE Specialise in Publicity 20 W words 6d. per week, is a very Small expense to circularise your bar- gains over the whole of South Wales. I That is what we offer. Articles for Sale. I. OVEL Y White Fantail Pigeons, J splendid action, cheap.—83 Dur- ham Road, Newport. PRIZE-BRED Black Minorcas for Sale, cheap, owing to want of room.—83 Durham Road, Newport. FOR SALE, Sandow's Developers, aa new; no reasonable offer re- fust,d.-Apply Box Yl, PIONEBR Office. A VERY fine Violin Cello and Bow. Splendid tone. Cheap for cash. —Abply F5, PIONEER Office. Cycles. f|i £ [ERE are many men in want of a J- Cycle—a good cycle at a reason- able price. Of course, you have just the machine. Well, let the public know of it through a PIONEER adver- tisement. For Sale. WASTE PAPER for Sale.-Apply PIONEER Office, Merthyr. THE PIONEER is the leading -L h< use in Merthyr and district for igh-class Printing. Wanted. COMMODIOUS Premises to Let in tJ10 centre of Merthyr. Suit go- ahead Gel eral Business." You will not see yc r shop thus described if you build up t ur business by consistent advertisin < Get in touch with the PIONEER f o a quotation. Don't Support Capitalist Insurance Companies. THE PLANET FRIENDLY ASSURANCE COLLECTING SOCIETY Exists to enable the workers to own and control THEIR OWN INSURANCE BUSINESS. Chief Offices: OLD SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM. Agents all over the Country. J. SIMPSON, Secretary. Founded and Managed by Labour Men. District Manager: H. JONKER, Claude Road. Cardiff. ADDITIONAL AGENTS WANTED. I A. I. Freedman VICTORIA BUILDINGS. 76&76I, HIGH STREET (Top of the New Road), DOWLAIS. The Cheapest and Best House in the District for Clothing of every Description. TRY OUR WORKING BOOTS. Every Pair Warranted. GENTS' AND LADIE TAILORING A SPECIALITY. Style and Fit Guaranteed. NO ENTRANCE FEE. I £20 Benefit for 1 :d. ek May be had by Joining the Amalgamated Engineers' Widows and Orphans and Provident Collecting Society. Single or Married A.S.E. Members between the ages of 16 and 45 years can join (Hall Benefit to those joining at 35 years and under 4i years of age. Was founded by Members of the A.S.E. 23 years ago. Is managed entirely by Members of the A.S.E. A Collecting Society worthy of your support. Why support a Capitalist Insurance ? Capitalist object: Big Dividends, Elaborate Buildings, Private Owner- ship. Our object: A.S.E. Orphanage, or Home of Rest for Members of the A.S.E. Which are you supporting? Give the Collector in your A.S.E. Branch 2d. for Rules and Card, and fill in the Entrance Form. If there is not a Collector send direct to the General Seeretary, William Tait, J. P 6, Richmond Terrace, Gateshead-on-Tyne. Collector in Merthyr Branch J. E. DA VI ES, 16, Mount Pleasant Street, Dowlais. WHAT HAVE YOU FOR SALE ? The Classified Columns of this Paper can put you next to the man who wants to buy what you have for Sale, or that wants to Exchange or Sell something. You can Sell or Exchange through our Classified Columns easier and quicker than any other way. Try it. The cost is small: 20 words, once, 6d.; three times, 1/ six times, 1/9. -REO. WILLIAMS & SON, tUUndertakers & Complete Funeral Furnishers, I 10, Williams' Square, Glebeland, Merthyr Tydfil. I And 2, Norman Terrace, Pentrebach. Mourning Coaches and Cabs to Order. I Established 45 Years. Glass Hearses, Lowest Prices and Workmanship Guaranteed. OR 6d. you can get what you war, t .-Advertise by Small Ad- vertisement in the PIONEER. See rates. THOMAS & CO., Wine and Spirit Merchants. SPECIALITIES FOR THE COLD WEATHER:- Rum, 2/6 to 3/6. Irish Whisky, 2/6 to 5/- Scotch Whisky, 2/11 to 5/9. Brandy, 3/3 to 9/- Gin, 2/3 to 3/4. ALL PER BOTTLE. Fine Old Spanish Port, 1/1 per Bottle. Wines & Spirits specially Recommended for Invalids. Very Old Vintage Port, 2/6 per Bottle. Fine Old Cognac, 4/6 and 5/6 „ WINCARNIS, BEEFMALT, &c. Telephone, No. 174. 36 HIGH STREET, MERTHYR Under Lucania Billiard Saloon. Tailoring by Specialists HIGHLY SKILLED IN THE TAILORING ART, UNDER MY OWN SUPERVISION. LEWIS COHEN 94 Pontmorlais, Merthyr. MERTHYR Central Mission. SUNDAY, JANUARY 4th. 1914. 11 a.m.-Wesley Chapel. PREACHER: Rev. DAVID PUGHE. 3 p.m.—Temperance Hall, Brotherhood Meeting. SPEAKER Mr. D. R. PROSSER. Subject, Superman." Soloist: Mrs. D. R. Prosser. 6 p.m.—The Popular Service this Week will be held at WESLEY CHAPEL, PONTMORLAIS. PREACHER: Rev. DAVID PUGHE. Soloist: Mrs. D. R. Prosser. ALL SEATS FREE. Church and Chapel Notices. SERVICES FOR SUNDAY, January 4th, 1914. NOTE. Clergy and Secretaries of Chapels are requested by the Editor to kindly forward: for publication particulars of forthcoming Services. THE PARISH CHURCH, DOWLAIS. Sunday, January 4th.-Morning at 8 and il; evening at 6. Services will be held on Wednesdays, at 7.30. THB WELSH CHURCH, DOWLAIS. Sunday, January 4th.-Moiming at 10.30. Evening at 6. Services will be held on Tuesdays, at 7.30 p.m. CHRIST CHURCH, PANT. Sunday, Jan. 4th.—Morning at 11; evening at 6. Services will be held on Wednesdays, at 7.30. ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, PEGARNDDU. Sunday. January 4th.—Morning at 8 and 10.30. Evening ao 6. Services will be held on Wednesdays, at 7.30. ST. LUKE'S CHURCH. DOWLAIS. Sunday, January 4th.—Morning a 8 and 11. Evening at 6. Services will be held on Tuesdays, a 7.30. CWX MISSION CHURCH, DOWLAIS. Sunday, Jan. 4th.—Morning at 8; Evening at 6. And at Wimborne Hall at 8. [. 5e viotH will be held Tu«pdf>T8, at 7.30. The Sermons at all these services, unless otherwise announced, will be preached by the Rector and the assist- ant clergy. BBULAH CHURCH, DOWLAIS. Sunday, January 4th.-Morning at 11; evening, at 6; preacher, Rev. B. Oriel, B.A., B.Sc., Birmingham. ELIZABETH STREET CHURCH. Sunday, January 4th.—Morning at 11; preacher, Rev. T. C. Jones, Pen- arth. Evening at 6; preacher Rev. T. C. Jones; Sermon to Young People. GODDEN MEMORIAL fuLL, PANT ROAD, DOWLAIS. Sunday, January 4th.-Morning at 11, Gospel Service; Sunday School at 2.30; evening, at 6, Gospel Service. Prervcher, Rev. John Grey; pastor. ZOAR CHAPEL, MBRTHYX. Sunday. January 4th.—Morning at 11; evening, at 6; preacher, Rev. Gwi- lym Rees, B.A. MERTHYR CENTRAL MISSION. Sunday, January 4th.-Moming at 11, Wesley Chapel, Rev. David Pughe. Afternoon, Brotherhood. Temperance Hall, Mr. D. R. Prosser; subject, Superman." Evening at 6, Popular Service, Wesley Chapel, Rev. David Pughe. ST. JAXZFII, ABERCANAID. Sunday, January 4th.—Morning at 11; preacher, Rev. G. Roberts, L.D.; evening, at 6; preacher, Rev. R. 0. Roberts, L.D. SARON, TROEDYRHIW. Sunday, January 4th-Morning at 11; evening at 6; preacher. Rev. J. W. Price. Services will be held on Monday and Thursday, at 6.30 p.m.: preacher, Rev. J. W. Price. TABERNACLE, TROEDYRHIW. Sunday, January 4, 1914.—Morning, at 11 evening at 6; preacher, Mr. W. J. Thomas, Bangor College. NAZARETH, TROEDYRHIW. Sunday. January 4th.—Morning at 10.30; evening, at 6; preacher. Rev. T. J. Jones, Treforgan. A week-night service will be held on Monday, at 6.30 p..m. preacher, Rev. R. M. Harris. WESLEY, TROEDYRHIW. Sunday, January 4. 1914.—Morning, at 11; preacher, Rev. evening, at 6 preacher Merthyr. A Preaching Serv pi
Welsh Democracy and Singing
Welsh Democracy and Singing. A WELSH-AMERICAN'S SPIRITED LETTER. The following letter, which appeared in the Daily Citizen of Wednesday, is a spirited deffence of Welsh siugers, and will be of interest to those who have become pessimistic as regards the status of Welsh singing. The letter runs as follows — Sir.—I have just read Mr. Granville Bantock" article on music and the working man, in which there is great praise given to the choirs hailing from the industrial sections of the North of England. I was a little surprised that no mention was made of Wales, whose choirs are not only composedd of the same element, but are trained andd con- ducted in the main by men who earn their living by toiling either in the mines or at the forge, or at any occu- pation other than that of the profes- sional musician, and who have accom- plished wonders considering their limi- tations. It is queer. is it not. when English- men hailing from the musical North of England districts cros stbe seas, that ends their musical prowess? Not so with Welshmen. Go to anv district anywhere in America where Welshmen gather, and you will find mixed men's, women's, and children's choirs. That is the case whether you go to the min- ing regions in Pennsylvania or the slate quarry districts in New York or Ver- mont. Towns and cities like Scranton, Wilkes barre, Nanticoke, Homestead, Taylor. Edwardsville. Slatington (Pa.), and Utica (N.Y.), and West Paulet Vt.) are noted for their Cambro-American male choruses; but there are more Lan- cashire and Yorkshire mill operatives in and around Lawrence and Fall River (Mass.); and yet no one hears off a chorus, either good, bad. or indifferent, from these regions. My explanation of it is that the North of Enand choirs ar < t:únec1 professional r-usician^, r«r»c ->t L nwu from > he r;.u¡kg .f workers, is the case with the Oymry. Italian Myth Exploded. We near a lot at times, in the Eng- lish Press especially, of the musical Italians; but that is a myth. The working classes or democracy of Italy cannot commence to compare with Wales in their love of the divine art. There are over half a million Italians in Greater New York alone, mostly of the industrial class, but no one has yet heard of an Italian choir of any con- sequence. whether mixed or male, from that region. In Greater New York are countless thousands of Russians, Lutheriana, Greeks, Bohemians, Poles, Austrians, composed mainly of the working classes, but their musical status, whether instrumental or vocal, amounts to nil. There are thousands more of the same people in the mining regions of Pennsylvania with the same result. A Welsh-AYnerican choir at Scranton is the best in the United States, an- other Welsh-American Philharmonic at Utica runa it closely. Then in the male choruses we have the famous Druids of Scranton, also the Dr. Parry chorus of the same city. Tbe" Mayans," of Wilkesbarre, the Anthracite Glee Society of Taylor, the Gwents off Ed- wardsville, the Oakland Welsh Glee of Pittsburg, the Haydns of Utica, all well known choirs that compete in oanteeta open to male choruses of 90 to to 120 voices. The only nationality that has any choral standing on this side to compare with the Welsh is the German, and no wonder. See how many there are, over three-quarters of a million alone in the vicinity of Greater New York, but the Welsh in the Scranton district, with less than a sixteenth of their number, have them beaten in the choral line from A to Z. No democracy in the world equals the Welsh in its love for music and its ability to sing. Taken in the mass in that line they are supreme over here we have a better chance to judge. The singing of other peoples in their annual gatherings is tame in comparison. In the last Blackpool festival you had some impressive singing by the audi- ence of tunes like" Eventide." Sandon," St. Gertrude." Ari- zona," following after the Welsh custom, notwithstanding the diatribe of Sir Frederick Cowen. It has dawned on you sleepy English that singing of hymn tunes is superior (when you are able to do it) to the noisy rendering of ragtime and various music-hall ditties, but the audience, remember, at Black- pool was composed of fully threes fourths or more trained singers. A Welsh audience wil give you equally as good singing of hymn tunes, with more heart, soul. and passion to it. even if there was not a single trained singer > <