As things are at present, members are encouraged to take an interest in the order paper, for though it is not easy for a member to do anything in Parliament, even the humblest of them can by viui- lant attention hinder someone else from doing anything. And then he can re- port to his admiring constituents: It is true that I have done nothing; but I have taken good care that no one else should do anything." (Loud cheers.)— Spencer Leigh Hughes in London Opin- ion."
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ABERAMAN AND DISTRICT W ORK- MEN'S DOCTORS. Sir,—I herewith enclose a cutting from the Evening Express for Thursday, April 4th, and would be glad if you would kindly publish same, as I think it has been written at a very opportune time in connection with the Aberaman ¡ nd District Workmen's Doctor's Fund. This letter, though only referring to the Ebbw Vale Fund, shows what can and ought to be done at Aberaman and district. It is high time that the work- tnÐn of this district should awake to their own interests in this matter. The POwell Duffryn Company are applying O} uwui potpeui ^uapuadaput ire JOJ their interests with reference to compen- sation cases, who when appointed will be the Company's Doctor naturally, and that fact, together with the fact that the income of the; local doctors is to t very great extent dependent upon the favour extended to them, and them alone, of re- ceiving the doctor's poundage through the office, speaks volumes in favour of the workmen also having their "own doctor," who will not need to esteem the favour or fear the frown of the colliery management in the execution of his duty. Wake up, workingmen!—I am, COMMON SENSE. wo I. kin,eli's Doctors.—The Ebbw Vale Experiment. One of the first attempts to deal with the unsatisfactory doctor question at the various collieries and ironworks in South Wales was an agitation to estab- lish workmen's doctors committees. It was believed that if these committees existed rules could be framed under which grievances would be laid before the committees and the medical man would be asked to explain any matter that appeared to be somewhat irregular. It was also felt that the existence of such bodies would in the end place any new appointment in the hands of the workmen direct. Many such committees Were established. In order to show the growth of this movement, I cannot do better (writes ^Freelance') than fix upon one district It shall be a place it was my pleasure visit recently, and of which I had tpard little since the agitation above re- ferred to. Ebbw Vale is an urban dis- trict with over 20,000 population. Its industries consist of collieries and iron and steel works, owned by the Ebbw Vale Company. A workmen's doctor com- mittee was formed there. It tried hard to grapple with the difficulty. The com- mittee appointed five medical men, each of whom, according to rule, was bupposed to keep at least one assistant. Each had a private practice as well, but so badly did they overlap each other in their work that little good could be done. No. 1, whose salary was over JB1,70Q per annum, traversed the whole length of the dis- trict, about eight miles. He kept ona Assistant, but was without one for a per- iod of three months in one year. No. 2, who drew from tl,200 to 1-1,300 salary, kept two assistants and one dispenser, a somewhat better state of thangs, but the changes were so frequent that the strength of the staff was not of much value. No. 3 kept an assistant for a time, but then did without one. Nos. 4 5 had the northern portion of the district between them, but kept no assist ant. The salaries of the latter three ranged from C350 to .£500 per annum The salaries of the assistants averaged fibout 2120 per annum, so it was not sur- prising that good men did not stay long, if they came at all to such u district; and Mall wonder was it that some of them when they came were exceedingly thirsty souls. Yet it worked well, and paved the way through much tribulation, to the present improved and business-like method cf dealing with the medical question. This scheme has been in operation about three and a half years. There is a committee of twenty-one, nine representing the miners, seven the iron and steel workers, three trustees (one from the officials, one miner, one steel worker), a treasurer, and a secretary. The present secretary is Mr. Thomas Rees, a clerk in the em- ploy of the Ebbw Vale Company. His honorarium of £ 50 per annum is well deserved. The income of this committee is derived from a poundage of threepence levied on all wages earned by the men and boys in the employ of the Ebbw Vale Company, 2^1. being allocated for medi- cal salaries, drugs, dressings, etc., and d. for hospital purposes. The total in- come is a little over C6,000 per annum. The salaries of the medical staff are as follows: -Five principals, < £ 500 each per annum; five assistants, X200 each per annum, with X30 allowance for rooms, if not provided. Private practice is also permitted. The members of the staff are a highly respectable body of men. A dispenser is kept at the central surgery. I am informed that the drug bill ex- ceeds £1,400 per annum. The men have erected a hospital at a cost of nearly X5,000, with two wards, in which they have twelve beds. They have also a commodious operating theatre and a good day room, with a small balcony overlooking the valley. The matron is a kind, sympathetic, gen- ial s;oiil, yet full of busineses, and very anxious to see the proposed extensions carried out, and the spring cleaning over. The committee have a good sum ready towards extending the nospital at an ear- ly date. The central surgery is a build- ing which cost about £ 2,000. It contains large waiting-rooms, four consulting- rooms, a dispensary, and a drug store, and residential quarters for two ddctors on the floors above. Iney have also a house for one assistant at Waunllwyd, which cost £ 235, at Beaufort a house and surgery which cost < £ 560, and one in course of erection at Cwm costing about < £ 450. There is also, a surgery at Victor- ia, and another at Sirhowy. The move- ment is still developing. This is a very brief sketch of one branch of a. movement which the British Medical Association desires to crush. What for? And why? The workmen are not sweating the profession, as the salaries show. They are not indifferent to the needs of the people, or why have they built a hospital Is it because they have broken dawn monopoly here and there, backed by an objectionable system of radius agreements?"
ABERAMAN POST OFFICE. Sir,—Will you allow me a little space to congratulate "Citiien" on opening his mouth wide enough to put his foot into it. As he cannot deny that the Post Office is in the most popular centre for tradespeople and for private use, he seems to have got stranded, and I will take a little liberty by waxing his thread so that he won't get tangled. Lewis- street contains about a dozen two-roomed houses, about a score of w.c.'s, alleys, and stables, and the rest are cottages with plate-glass windows. Can Citizen tell the readers of this paper where in Lewis-street is there a better building than the present Post Office, and does he want a P.O built among stables, so as to enable the horses to ring up the nuis- ance inspector, and would he like to buy some material at the same measurement from the P.O. to the intended Public Hall I take it for granted that Citi- zen has been sadly disappointed in specu- lating. As to the expenditure and rent of P.O., Citizen had better seek to be an M.P. so as to obtain all particLilars.-I am, etc., CARDIFF ROAD.
ABERCYNON'S PATHETIC APPEAL. Sir,—Allow me to humbly appeal to you to mete out justice to our two "Silent Martyrs" who sacrifice themselves in the cause of common humanity. It now transpires that their suffering is to a great extent due to you. We had or Monday last one of those rare exhibitions of disinterested public actions, which art beyond the ordinary human comprehen sion. The local Chamber of Trade, in th< interests of some of its members, con vened a public meeting of ratepayers to protest against the action of the Moun- tain Ash District Council in not ghing the contract for scavenging to one of the applicants who was a member of their Chamber. Councillors T. W. Jones and Fenwick were entrusted by the Chamber of Trade to place the case before the meeting. Mr. T. W. Jones, after describing the difficulties they had to contend with in getting the scavenging question to an issue, the number of times they were ruled out of order, and the various in- dignities they had suffered at the Coun- cil, finailv with dramatic eloquence crowned their whole effort by describ- ing' the manner in which they were boy- cotted by the local press. It is here, sir, that I desire to press home to you the injustice. Why should you neglect to report in full these Coun- cillors' speeches? Do you realise your responsibility when you deprive our com- munity of the product of such cultured minds? Your "Young Man" in neglect- ing to report their .speeches came near shattering their ambition and termin- ating their public life. T.W. admitted that he had endeavoured to obtain satis- faction, but failed, and that far-away look in his eye meant danger. It was fortunate, Mr. Editor, you were not about. I wish to solemnly warn you that there is just one chance for you to show your regret. Councillor Jones is going to make one more firm, stand at the next Council meeting. That is your oppor- tunity. Cannot you get out a supple- mentary edition, or give a column or two of your advertisement space to report their speeches in full? I trust you will make a special effort to oblige.—Yours truly, Abercynon. X.Y.Z. P.S.—Tell your "YoungMan" when re- porting at the next Council meeting to cliauge his seat. If he has not felt our members, it is because they have not seen him. I can assure him they are very charitable.
NORTH VIEW TERRACE, ABERAMAN. Sir,—In answer to the letter which appeared last week in regard to North View Terrace, written by one who seems to know all about it without taking the trouble to give good reasons for his statements, I address him once more. He says he has followed with interest the articles which appeared in the last two issues of the Leader." Perhaps a great deal too much interest who knows, only himself. He says he can- not believe Mr. Jenkins has been up there often enough to form an opmion of the place. I believe Mr. Jenkins will tell you he has been up there oft and on for two years surely this is enough to form an opinion. He goes on to say that the people would be barbarous were they to disrespect a minister, while he at the same time is doing it by contradicting that gentleman. He would not say any- thing if he had not known the place sufficiently, and he is contradicted by one who knows nothing at all about the place. He asks if I am stationed at the Gossip's Publishing Office. It matters nothing where I am stationed, but I wrote to ask the one who put the article in to substantiate it. Has he done it ? I only want the right thing to be known, I am not afraid to see anything in print, providing it is true. He says that one has but to go to Aberaman to be assured of the unfavourable esteem in which North View is held. The esteem is more favourable now than a few years ago. Again I asked him what vices he alluded to-rowdyism and uncleanliness are some. He will not see rowdyism there now, let him come when he will; of course people with common sense know that houses cannot always be kept clean, but is it bad enough to call it a vice ? He says that refusal to pay debts to tradesmen is another of the vices which North View people are ad- dicted to, the only street with a vice that is calle.d debt. If he has not been in debt at one time or another I call him a lucky man, but that does not signify that he will be always free from it. He says you can always rely on bottles oj beer being taken home in time for con. sumption on the Sabbath. What narrow. mindedness! Has he not seen mer going anywhere else with bottles of beei on a Saturday night ? I expect be has but is this sufficient to say that it com pares favourably with Green Fach; i [ so, then by his comparison hundreds o l streets about Aberdare have the fault ? he has mentioned. Evidently he ha made up his mind to condemn it, m matter what comes before him. Inas much as your correspondent cannot sub stantiate his statements, I shall waste no more time over him. In conclusion, I may tell him that the truth will stand, and when he feels again like condemning wholesale the residents of aboub 50 ¡ houses let him find out the truth about them first.—I am, G.P.O.
I THANKS BY ABERNANT CHOIR. I Sir,—Kindly allow me through the | medium of yotir valuable newspaper to tender our sincerest thanks to all who I so nobly assisted us at our performance j of the Prodigal Son at the Aberdare Market Hall on Thursday, April 11th. Great praise is due to all for their ready response to our appeal, and the admir- able manner in which they executed their work, went far towards making it the success it was.-I am, JOSIAH RICHARDS, Secretary of Abernant United Choir.
I CWMBACH MINISTER AND THE R.A.O.B. Sir,—Kindly allow me to refer to the report concerning this which appeared in your last week's issne. As reporting secretary of Bryn Sion Church, and being present at the particular meeting reported, I beg to contradict for the sake of truth, the following remarks the re- port contained :-(1) Mr. Davies did not make a slashing attack upon the members of the above Order.-(2) The rev. gentleman did not say he had no respect for the rites and ceremonies of the Buff-(3) Neither did he say that the majority of the members went to funerals in order to have a chance of in- dulging in strong drink. I did not know before, and I do not know it yet. that the only chance of having strong drink was by attending funerals.-—Yours, &c„ M. JOHN. Cwmbach.
BOGUS PETITIONS AGAINST WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Sir,—Many persons have read in the reports of Parliamentary proceedings that on the 8th of March last a petition against granting the franchise to women, signed by over 20,000 women, was pre- sented by Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., and a similar petition, also signed by some thousands of women on March 26th by Dr. Massie, M.P., Some persons may also have seen a letter from Miss Edith Milner which appeared in the Ii Yorkshire Post," and contained the following state- ment :—" In less than three weeks a small committee of women have secured 21.000 signatures of women who do not want the vote. It took several months to collect 30,000 signatures in favour of it." Will you allow us to as- sure the public that tne so-called peti- tions are invalid; and that multitudes of the so-called signatures are not signatures at all. Knowing by experience in the collection ,of genuine signatures how slow must be the work even when the majority of persons approached are in full agreement, and knowing also by ex- perience that, although there exiats a considerable proportion of apathy on this subject, the proportion of active disapproval among women is very small, we found ourselves inevitably a little in- credulous about the alleged totals, and asked a Member of Parliament to ex- amine the documents presented to the House. That gentleman, Mr. J. M. Robertson. writes as follows ;—" Whole batches of signatures are written in by single hands-not all by one hand but separate batches by separate hands, as if the petition had been got up wholesale in this fashion. And the same descrip- tion holds of the second and still larger petition presented the other day. The batch-work begins on the very first sheets. As it happens, both petitions are ruled out as I informal' save for the first few signatures (three in one case), because the succeeding sheets have been pasted on without any indication of the prayer-' Of all these forty or fifty thousand signatures, therefore, not a dozen will be reckoned valid. But in- formality is one thing, and the use of bogus signatures is another, and worse. This practice, the clerks tell me. is pretty common but that doesn't excuse it. The fact remains that these anti- suffrage petitions, even had they been formal,' were in large part quite un- trustworthy." These facts may perhaps explain why the appeal, which we have twice publicly made to the organisers of these documents for an analysis of the signatures,' such as we have already published of the first instalment of ours, remains unanswered. 13Att as the bogus I petitions have been mentioned in nearly every paper throughout the country, we are sending this letter to practically every newspaper in England, so that the real value of them may be understood. Tactics of this kind have thrown dis- credit upon Parliamentary petitions, and it was precisely for this reason that in our own movement we have avoided the form of a petition and have framed a declaration instead, a declaration which is really signed and the actual signatures to which are and will be open to public inspection.—We are, yours obediently, CLEMENTINA BLACK, Hon. Secretary. EVELINE B. MITFORD, Hon. Organising Secretary. Women's Franchise Declaration Com- mittee.
Trecynon. PERSONAL.—On Sunday last a suc- E cessful operation was performed on Mrs. E. Parr, Mill street, by Dr. Banks, Tre- cynon and Dr. Evan Jones, London. l We are pleased to state that the patient t is now on the road to recovery, HEOL-Y-FELIN.—Last Sunday at Heol-y-felin Baptist Church, of which f the Rev. W. Cynog Williams is pastor, f services were held by students from s Carmarthen Preparatory School, the g, oici School," as it is generally desi. 3 gnated. The services, which were of a fervid and impressive character, were well attended.
Aberdare Police Court. TUESDAY.—Before Sir T. Marchant Williams (Stipendiary), Messrs. D. P. Davies, D. W. Jones, G. George, Dr. Davies, and Dr. Jones. STREET ROWDYISM. Daniel Davies, 10, Wliitcombe-street; Wm. Davies, 25, Morgan-street; Wm. Williams, and John Lewis Williams, 25, Gadlys-street (4 lads), were charged with obstructing Canon-street, Aberdare. — P.C. Walsh said that the boys were run. ning, shouting, and jostling people. — Fined 5s. including cotts. APPLICATIONS. On behalf of Anne Olackson, Neath, Mr. W. Thomas applied for an order to eject Walter Jones, Weather al-street, Aberdare.—Granted. Mr. E. J. Hughes, on behalf of Morgan Lodwic-k, applied for an order to eject- Mrs. Weale, Tip House, Rhigos. — Granted. Mr. W. Thomas applied for the trans- fer of the Farmer's Arms, Cwmbach, from Llewelyn J. Roberts to Dd. Davies. —Granted. v A PENDERYN "PLEASURE TRIP" AND ITS SEQUEL. Tobias Simmonds was charged with driving furiously and without light in Gadlys-road.—P.C. Welsby proved the case. He shouted on defendant, who took no notice of him.—Mr. W. Thomas defended.—The constable said that de- fendant was under the influence of drink, and had in the cart a man who was help- lessly drunk.—Defendant said he was a haulier. On the day in question he had been in Penderyn. On the way home he called at one place to get lamps. He did not hear the constable shout. While in High-street, Aberdare, a lamp went out. Just then Sergt. Thomas came on the scene. He was not under the influence of drink. He had no drunken man with him in the cart. He had a gardener with him, named Fred Bateman. Stipendiary: It was a pleasure trp that you took to Penderyn. Did you take the man in the cart with you to see the country—Yes; he, has not been here long. Stipendiary: Who else was in the cart ? —A soldier. Stipendiary: Oh, you took a. gardener and a soldier out for a spree? Defendant was fined 10s. and costs for driving furiously, and 5s. and costs for driving without light. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS AT CWMBACH. Dennis Casey was charged with being drunk at the Queen Victoria Inn, Cwm- bach.—P.C. Evans gave evidence.—Mr. W. Thomas defended.—Defendant was fined 10s. and costs. Gwilym Matthews, the landlord, was charged with supplying drink to Dennis Casey. P.C. Evans said that he found Casey in defendant's house with drink in front of him. Asked why he supplied him, the landlord said he did not see defendant enter the premises. Matthews was in the taproom and the girl was by the front door. Mr. W. Thomas said that the man was served in the defendant's absence. He regretted the offence, but there was no negligence on the part of defendant per- sonally. Defendant was fined 40s. and costs. ONE TAKEN, THE OTHER LEFT. Margaretta Jones, Cardiff Arms, Aber- aman, was summoned for selling intoxi- cants to John Davies and Frederick Day, while in a drunken state. P.C. David Thomas said that in com- pany with P.C. South he visited the Car- diff Arms. In the bar he saw the two men with drinks before them. He drew the landlady's attention to them. Asked why she supplied Davies while he was drunk, Mrs. Jones said, It must be another man's beer." Both men had been fined at that court for drunkenness. Thos. Jones, the landlady's husband, said that he was on the day in question, when the officers called, engaged in turn- ing out two men who were fighting. The Stipendiary said that the only thing in Mrs. Jones' favour was that she had turned one man out, but there was another inside who ought to be out. Fined 20s. and costs. IGNORANCE NO DEFENCE. Isaac Walters, Aberaman, was sum- moned for allowing men to play billiards in his house, Plough Inn, Aberaman, on Good Friday.—Sergt. Angus said he visited the Plough and found four men there, two playing billiards. Asked why he allowed the men to play, defendant said he did not know there was any harm in it.—Defendant in court repeated his confession of ignorance.—Stipendiary: You should observe Good Friday as a Sunday. You are not a Churchman, t see.—Defendant: No, nor a chapel goer much.—Fined 10s. and costs. CWMBACH'S PEACE DISTURBER. Harriet Pask, 3, Canal-row, Cwmbach, was summoned for using indecent lan- guage towards Sarah Alice Williams in Cwmbach.—Mrs. Pask denied the charge. —Margt. Harmon testified to hearing Mrs. Pask use the words complained of. —Mrs. Pask testified that complainant had used similar language towards her. She did not take out a summons against her because she could not afford it.—M. A. Davies having given further evidence, Mrs. Pask was bound over to keep the peace, the Stipendiary remarking that she was a disturber of the peace. NON-VACCINATOR. James Jones asked for an order to ex- empt his daughter from vaccination. Granted. DRUNKS. James Nuttall and Owen Jones in Aberdare, Wm. Jones in Aberaman, Dd. Llewelyn in Trecynon, and James Yock- nev in Aberdare, 10s. and costs each. Thos. James, in Cwmaman, 5s. and co^ts NON-MAINTENANCE1. Mr. Llewelyn Richards, warrant officer to the Merthyr Guardians, brought on several cases of non-maintenance:—Hy. Lucas, Price-place, Gadlys; W. Prit- chard, Cwm-place; and Rees Thomas, Cwmbach, were ordered to pay. George Evans, Cwmaman, and AVm. Rich a M Jones, adjourned for a month.
Mr. Keir Hardie III. During the past few days Mr Keir Hardie. M.P. has been seriously ill, suf. fering from a severe chill. On Friday, after leaving the House of Commons, while conferring with several miners' representatives at his London residence, he suddenly collapsed, and medical aid was hastily summoned. On Saturday his symptoms were sufficiently serious to necessitate frequent visits from his medical attendant. On Sunday night Mr. Hardie's condition had considerably improved, and it was stated that he hoped to be able to resume his Parlia- mentary duties in a day or two if the weather was favorable. Mr. Keir Hardie was much better on Monday morning.
Mountain Ash Jottings. BY "LUCIFER." Which is the worst street in the dis- trict? Our Miskin members hold that it is Arthur-street, Mucky Island, while the Abercynon members are backing the road that divides the Workmen's Hall, Abercynon, and the Ynysmeurig Hotel. But both the Miskin and Abercynon lioll members agree that the two roads are in a shocking state, and ought to be attend- ed to without delay. Councillor Charles said that mothers had to carry their chil- dren over certain parts of Arthur-street, so it must be bad. "Ticket to the Basin, please," was the request made by a middle-aged man to the booking-clerk at Aberdare T.V.R. Station last Monday. The Clerk sur- veyed his ticket-cupboard, but in vain. "We have no Basin Station on our list," he said. "Basin, Basin, of course you have. I've been there before, many years ago." Just then. County Councillor Dd. Hughes. who stood by, came to the res- cue, and told the Clerk to give the man a. ticket to Abercynon. The stranger looked doubtful, but he found it was all right. It must have been a good many years since he visited the little town on the junction of the Taff and Cynon. After the time when it was called Basin," the place was known as "Navi- gation," and a Aberdare Junction" be- fore it received its present name—Aber- cynon. The Mountain Ash people are cursed with a heavy rate during the current six months. According to the Clerk's estim- ate, a rate of 2s. 6d. in the = £ is required, Is. Id. more than the Aberdare rate. But some of our Councillors are seeking to reduce it by 2d. They will find it a hard job, for figures are stubborn thing- to deal with. Rev. E. V. Tidman is ad- vocating more economy, but in the meantime John Burns has given them a little wrinkle how they can set the new Burial Grounds in order at less than £ 12,000. When an 8ft. wall all round the grounds was proposed, the Clerk face- tiously remarked that they wanted a wall high enough to keep the dead inside. But John Burns says that all they re- quire is a surrounding wall to keen dogs and other animals out. In all probabili- ty the Council will now reduce the pro- posed height and effect a. saving of a hundred or two hundred pounds. A very unusual application was made to the Council last week. Some person who had met with an accident at Watts- town, sent in a circular letter asking for assistance. At first members thought that he had been injured whilst in the employ of the Council, but further en- quiry revealed that he had had nothing to do with Mountain Ash. "Was the letter addressed to the Council ?" queried Mr. W. S. Davies. "No, to the Clerk." "Then, it must have been for him per- sonally, and in that case the Clerk had better move that the letter lie on the table." (Laughter.) No assistance was given, one of the Labour members re- marking that they had plenty of deserv- ing cases at home, without going to the Rhondda. The burial last week at Llanwonno of Mr. Morgan Charles recalls the famous impasse between the deceased and the late Judge Gwilym Williams. Charles was the son of Thomas Charles, Tyar- lwydd Farm. Although so many years ago, the case will be readily remembered on account of the persistent obstinacy of Charles in front of the late Judge. His Honour was a man at all times ready to hold out the olive branch, but would brook no interference with the dignity of his court, and so Charles was com- mitted to prison for his contempt. Time after time he was brought up, but still refused to divulge certain particulars regarding his estate, and eventually His Honour made an order for it to be sold. The propertv was brought to the hammer at the New'Inn, Pontypridd. Thus the last chapter closes, of a stormy life of one who had enjoyed it under affluent cir- cumstances, and had experienced adversi- ty by receiving parish pay. This year's successful Easter Eistedd- fod has* seemed to throw the calculating power of many people out of gear. Most extravagant rumours are going the rounds, and like the snowball losing nothing bv it. "Vast sums of money have been made," "A record year," < £ 700 for the Hospital," and such like are the statements freely circulated. The truth of the matter is: First, this year's takings were J3104 more than last year; second, more people attended this year than last; and last but not least, this year's Eisteddfod is not the record year—not by a long chalk. I am pleased to hear that the Railway- men's Orphan Funds will be enriched by the sum of about £ 15 as the result of the sacred concert last Sunday week at the Pavilion. "What about the portrait?" This is the knotty problem the Eisteddfod Com-, mittee have to decide. It appears that a portrait of the conductor of the suc- cessful choir was an additional prize in c the chief choral competition. The prize being divided between Newport and Brynaman, brings about this difficulty The committee have had enough ox divisions by this time I am sure, and you can't very well divide a portrait. My suggestion: Let 'em toss for it.
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The highest possible prize of 1st drawing amounts to Mk. 50,000 in- creases in 2nd drawing to Mk. 55,000 in 3rd to Mk. 60,000 in 4th to Mk. 65,000 in 5th to Mk. 70,000 in 6th to Mk. 80,000 and finally in 7th drawing to Marks 600,000. A whole ticket for 1st Drawing costs 6/- Half-a-Ticket 3/- Quarter-of-a-Ticl^e* 1/6 I send the official prospectus showing the stakes for participation in the fol- lowing drawings and the detailed list of prizes to everybody gratis and post-free on application. The official result-sheet is sent to every ticket-holder immediately after the drawing. The payment and forward- ing of the amounts won has my personal and prompt attention. Every transaction is treated confiden- tially, absolute privacy being guaranteed. Tickets are sent only against cash which thereforeshould accompany all orders. Remittances may be made by Cheque, Bankers Draft, Post Office Orders, or Postal Orders made payable to Samuel Heckscher, senr., Hamburg, snd should always be crossed. The postage on ordinary letters is 2d, Seeing that the drawing is now fast approaching, I shall be obliged if you will send me your order at once, how- ever, not later than APRIL 26th. SAMUEL HECKSCHER, Senr., BANKER, Hamburg, Germany. To save writing a letter, fill out this blank form and address same to Mr. SAMUEL HECKSCHER, nr., BANKER at HAMBURG, Germany. ORDER FORM. Please send me ticket for next drawing ot HAMBURG LOTTERY for which I enclose by Postal Orders have sent separately by P.O. Order the sum of Name and full address: NEW SPRING DISEASE. MALADY FROM WHICH NEARLY EVERYONE IS SUFFERING. A Leading London Paper saye-, Nearly everybody one meets just now is suffering from a new spring disease, described by an eminent Harley-st practitioner as Humpus irritans.' The "cabdrivers and other common objects of the City have shortened the term into two words, I The Hump. It is wonderful how widespread this ailment is at the present time. 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