Allotment and Trespassers. Mr. T. Walter Williams said he had seen in the Press that the stealing ot seed potatoes or other seeds from gardens or allotments had been made an offence under the Defence of the Realm Act, and that the maximum penalty was a fine of £ 100 or 6 months imprisonment or both on summary con- viction. That meant that such offences could be heard at Aberd&re Police Court. He suggested that notices be posted up on allotment grounds. The Clerk said that that had been done.
Communal Kitchens. Referring to an item in the Finance Committee's report, wherein it was stated that money had been advanced to the Kitchens Committee, Mr. T. W. Williams remarked that they had pur- chased foodstuffs in excess of immed- iate requirements, such as potatoes, peas and flour.
Bread Rationing. Reading from a newspaper that the L.G.B. were issuing a circular dealing with the Food Order, etc., Mr. T. W. Williams asked the Clerk if a copy of that circular had reached him. The Clerk said no. Mr. Williams suggested that when it was received a special meeting of the Council be convened to consider it. Agreed.
Fire Brigade and the Explosion. Mr. Idwal Thomas moved a vote ct condolence with the family of Alfred Davies, Albert Street, one of the Coun- cil workmen who had died as the result of injuries received at the explosion in connection with the Oil Stores fire. He also moved a vote of sympathy with the other men who had been badly in- jured. Mr. T. W. Williams seconded, and the motion was carried .in the- usual wav. Mr. Idwal Thomas was of opinion that the place was a source of danger, situated where it was near dwelling houses. It should be tar removed from houses, just as Powder Magazines were. He moved that the whole ques- tion be referred to a committee. Mr. Stonelake concurred, and re- marked that if the wind had been blowing a certain direction, some houses might have caught. This was the third time in 16 years that a fire had occurred on those premises. Mr. W. Rees asked if the owners held a licence from the Council. Clerk: A licence is unnecessary. Mr. J. O. George supported the sug- gestion that a committee deal with the matter, and it was referred to the Roads and Streets Committee.
New Library Premises. The Clerk referred to the removal of the Library from the Memorial Hall to Mrs. Chew's premises in High Street, opposite St. John s Parish Church. The Council had paid £1,200 14s. 3d. for the site and other incidental ex- penses.
Clerk Called Up. The Clerk said he had received a I "calling up'' notice for Thursday. It would be remembered that the Aber- dare Tribunal and County Tribunal, on the application of the Council, refused exemption, but later he was granted A months on personal grounds. Since then he had been before the Medical Board, who had passed him in Class CI. ("Shame" and laughter.) He always under the impression that lie was a Class A man. He was due for the Army on Thursday. ilr. Stonelake: Then the war won't last much longer. (Laughter.) Mr. Stonelake said that in view of the fact that municipal work was in- creasing. what with National Service, I Food Rationing, War Pensions, etc., it would be a mistake to let the Clerk go. The work would soon double or treble, and become more intricate. In the face of those facts he suggested that the Council ask the Aberdare Tribunal for a re-hearing. Mr. Idwal Thomas agreed, and moved to that effect. It was his intention to move that an appeal be made even if Mr. Morgan had passed Class A. Mr. J. 0. George seconded. The Chairman supported, and men- tioned that Mr. Watkins, the deputy clerk, was ill at present, and not able to attend to his duties. The motion was agreed to.
Franchise Reform. The provisions of the above Bill were considered in so far as the same are applicable to this district. It was re- solved (1) That steps be taken to apply for the combination of Aberdare and Mountain Ash. as a separate constitu- ency returning one member; (2) that the Clerk apply for a copy of the Speaker's recommendations on Fran- chise Reform.
FOR SERIOUS LIVER, KIDNEY AND RHEUMATIC TROUBLES. WHY BOXERS NEVER HAVE THEM. TOLD BY Some training camp secrets divulged by the all-conquering little Welshman, world's champion at his weight, and winner outright of the Lonsdale Belt. Since joining the Army gymnastic staff I have often been asked to explain the training methods responsible for my maintaining the continuously perfect state of physical fitness which has en- abled me to. win five consecutive world s championship contests within a period JIMMY WILDE. of thirteen montns. 11 Liverishness," languor, acidity, indigestion and dyspepsia, catarrh, neuralgic pains, backache, head- ache, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, etc., etc., all arise simply from the accumulation of impurities in the system. Obvious- ly the one and only way to get rid of the complaints quickly and permanent- ly is to clear the impurities out. To do this,* thoroughly cleanse the clogged organs of filtration, thus immediately purifying the blood and preventing the absorption of further poisons. The self-poisoning absorption process is the direct cause of most serious ailments and diseases. Auto-intoxication, the medical men call it, and, after all, such scientific terms as toxins, bacilli, uric or stomach acids, bacteria, etc., are only fancy names for common impuri- ties or poisons. To make and keep the whole body a b- solutely fit, the digestion good, the mind clear and alert, eyes bright, and nerves steady as steel, simply drink occasionally, before breakfast, a tum- bler of hot salt-rated water, prepared by adding a levei teaspoonful, or less, of ordinary refined Alkia Saltrates. This produces a pleasant-tasting drink, and, being a common, standard com- pound, can be had at little cost from any good chemist. It exactly repro- duces the curative waters of certain natural medicinal springs, and Eugene Corri. the famous referee, when speak- ing recently of its effects in his own case, said the saltrated water treat- ment proved better than a visit to a spa.
Cwmdare Notes. BY RAFFLES. Many serious households read these notes every week. Can that be why they are so serious? The muoic at Popcorn's house the other night was certainly serious. One song was called "The man who failed." The accompanist failed to play it; that was I serious for the player, but a blessing for the rest of the party. Mary Elizabeth Ann lost her pussy last mcnth. His grave, I fear, is a sausage machine. ~S\ ho is the young swell who M as re- cently described as a journalist and a poet to boot? Some editors think of poets as something to boot. Be care-! fld, G- The golf match between the musical lofleer and the old gaffer came off. The lodger hit the gaffer, whose i ianguage was like the biscuits they give the monkeys at the Zoo—unsound. .Tack couldn't get fancy cakes for the children; he was told that it was using up the nation's grain and sugar. Yet he could get plenty of beer. Doesn't this use up sugar and grain? Now, you teetotallers and blueribboncrs, here's a case where you can pile it on. The best curd in the pack is the King of Spades. kliotin(,nte(,r, (in yoi-i t it
Aberdare District Council. On Monday, Mr. Illtyd Hopkins, J.P., in the chair. Also present: Messrs. E. Stonelake, Idwal Thomas, T. Walter Williams, Wm. Rees, J.P., L. N. Williams, J.P., Evan Jones (Aberaman), Evan Jones (Cwmaman), W. Lawrence, John Evans, Dd. Davies, J. O. George, W. Thomas, T. W. Griffiths with Mr. W. R. Morgan (clerk), Mr. Owen Williams (surveyor), and other officials.
Allotments and Stray Animals. Mr. D. Davies remarked that some allotment holders were being troubled with stray sheep and poultry, which did great damage to the seeds. What was the remedy? Mr. W. Rees: Give them 6 months imprisonment. (Laughter.) The Clerk said that the holder of the allotment on which the sheep or poultry were found, could take possession of them until thp owners paid any damage which had been committed. Mr. D. Davies said that some steps ought to he taken, because it was a serious matter. People had gone to great expense in buying seeds, and were devoting a great deal of time in the cultivation of the ground, and it was really too bad that the vegetables should be destroved by animals. He suggested that the question be referred to the Allotments Committee. The Chairman said he was quite in sympathy with the motion, but he did not think the Council had any power. Clerk: It rests with the owners of the allotments. They can claim damages, or failing to get redress in that way, they can impound the ani- mals. Mr. Idwal Thomas said that similar complaints had reached him Mr. Stonelake agreed that the Al- lotment Committee should consider the motion. In some places all the sheep had to do was to walk between the wires into the allotments. Mr. T. W. Williams: Every man who owns cattle must fence them in. That is the law. Mr. Lawrence moved that the com- plaints be dealt with by the Allotment Committee, and this was agreed to.
Epidemic of Applications. There was a request from the agent of the Municipal Employees for an in- crease of 6s. per week for all men in all departments of the Council. Mr. T. W. Williams When was the last increase granted? Clerk: February 5th last. They asked for 10s. per week and obtained 8s. Mr. J. O. George moved that the re- quest be referred to the Finance Com- mittee, and Mr Idwal Thomas seconded. Mr. L. N. Williams: I moved a com- mittee of one, and let that one decide. (Laughter.) Mr. Stonelake I'll take it on. Mr. George's motion was carried. The two female clerks at the Tram- way Office; Mr. E. Thomas, store- keeper, also Nurse Harries and Nurse Lewis, applied for increases, and the applications were referred to commit- tee.
Cas Co.'s New Shares. There was a letter from the Aberdare Gas Co. giving notice of their intention to offer new shares to the extent of £ 10,000. The Accountant said the Co. had power under their Bill passed recently to offer shares for sale.—Mr. Stonelake moved that the letter be referred to a small committee consisting of Messrs. D. R. Llewelyn, Geo. Powell, T. \V. Williams, Chairman and Idwal Thomas. —This course was agreed to, and Mr. Stonelake's name was added.
Maternity Committee. Mrs. Matt Lewis, Aberdare, writing on behalf of the Cwmbach and Aber- aman Women's Co-operative Guild, asked the Council to form a Maternity Committee, with representation given to working women on same. Since the Infant Consultation Centre had been opened a number of women had +ak!!l a keen interest in it, and she telt ;r such a committee were formed a great deal of effective work would be per- formed. Referred to the Health Committee.
Babies and Sugar. Mrs. Hose Davies wrote that owing to the scarcity of sugar many oabies suffered from lack of same in their milk. Similar trouble had been ex- perienced in Rochdale, which town had overcome the difficulty by petitioning the Royal Commission. If Aberdare would take similar action the Infant Welfare Centre would be the bt st medium for the distribution of su-ar in this district. Mr. T. W. Williams: A very good suggestion. It was agreed to take action as sug- gested in the letter.
Burying the Dead. Mr. W. H. Heppell, Cwmaman, wrote asking the Council to extend the hour at which Cemeteries closed, from 5 to 7 p.m. At present a great deal of in- convenience arose because men wanted to leave the collieries early to attend funerals. He did not think it out of the way, during summer, and with the Summer Time Act in operation, to close at 7 instead of 5. Mr. W. Rees said that Mr. Heppell had spoken to him about it, but he understood that nothing could be done without the sanction of the Home Secretary. It was moved that the letter be re- ferred to the Cemeteries Committee. Mr. T. W. Griffiths moved that they dispose of the matter immediately and that they extend the time to 6 p.m. Mr. L. N. 'Williams seconded, but the original motion carried.
Refuse and Waste. A lengthy circular from the L.G.B. dealing with the collection of refuse and suggesting retrenchment in the work of collecting same, was sent to the Scavenging Committee. Mr. E. Stonetlake said he could not heip thinking, when the circular was being read, how Communistic the ideas were which were embodied in it. A great change had come over the Government. If such a policy was wise in war-time, it was equally wise in times of peace. Mr. T. W. Williams suggested that the committee also consider the separ- ate collection of scraps of food found among the refuse of hotels and restaur- ants. Such food might be used for pigs or poultry.
National Service. There was a circular issued jointly by the L.G.B. and the Director of Gener- al Service, asking the Council to form a local committee for obtaining substi- tution volunteers. Persons would he asked to enrol for substitution purposes with the view of economising men in various trades. Men could volunteer for part-time service. The Clerk observed that a local National Service Committee had been formed some time ago, and so. far as he could see now there was no further use for that committee. Mr. Idwal Thomas: There won't be jiirnv volunteers in this district. Mr. T. W. Williams It is very diffi- cult to get volunteers for any purpose. Mr. Stonelake said he knew of a skilled man in Aberdare who had offered himself, but his services had not yet been availed of. Mr. L. N. Williams thought a COTU- mittee would be of some public service to deal with applications from men who offered themselves. The most difficult matter would be to find suitable occu- pations for volunteers. There was no doubt that a number of men were ready to do anything which lay in their power. He moved they form a committee. Mr. T. W. Griffiths seconded and the motion was carried. The circular above referred to stated that an equal number of employers and employed should be appointed on the committee, and they mentioned certain trades which should be represented, viz., building, painting, printing, etc. The Council thereupon chose 5 employ- ers and 5 employed, representing Building, Chamber of Trade, Farming, Printers, Painters, Shop Assistants' Union, and Butchers and Slaughterers.
Shop Hours Act. The Cwmaman Chamber of Trade wrote asking the Council to support a resolution re Shop Hours Act, which was in favour of continuing the policy of closing shops on Saturday nights at 9 o'clock. Some members were of opinion that the Act would continue in force, so no action was taken.
Housing Committee. This committee reported: — The Clerk laid before the committee a return asked for by the Local Govern- ment Board showing the Public Works the Council intended proceeding with at the end of the war. It was resolved (1) that the return be made to show to the Local Government Board that at the termination of war 474 houses would be urgently required, the cost of which was estimated at £ 104,200. (2) That Councillors E. Stonelake and 1. Hopkins, with the Clerk and Surveyor, be requested to interview Mr. D. L. Thomas upon the intention of the Local Government Board with regard to sub- sidising Housing Schemes, Acquisition of Land, etc. At another meeting of the committee the Chairman (Mr. Stonelake) report- ed upon the interview a deputation from this committee had had with Mr. D. L. Thomas, as to the subsidy proposed to be made by the Government towards Housing Schemes. It was resolved: (1) That in view of the seriousness of the Housing problem, and the urgent need for facilitating building oper- ations after the war, and being of the opinion that housing action is greatly hampered by the high prices demanded for land, this Council appeals to the Government to enact at the earliest possible moment legislation whereby Local Authorities shall have power to acquire land for Housing and Town Planning purposes on more reasonable terms than are now possible. (2) That this resolution be submitted to all Local Authorities in the Counties or Glamorgan and Monmouth, and to ex- press the hope that every authority will pass a similar resolution and forward a copy thereof to its representative in Parliament. Abernant Scheme, E5,000.-Also re- solved that application be made to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow the sum of £5,000 for the purpose of erecting 24 dwelling houses at Abernant, and that the Surveyor be directed to prepare provisional estim- ates, etc.
Health Committee. At the above committee meeting the Clerk reported that: (1) That Dr. Prichard had' received a notice calling him up for military service, in accord- ance with the recent order of the Army Council respecting medical men of mili- tary age. (2) That he had immediate- lv lodged an appeal to the Central Medical Tribunal for the retention of Dr. Prichard's services by the Council. Resolved that the action of the Clerk lie .confirmed, and that he be author- ised to attend the hearing in London.
RHEUMATISM-KIDNEY TROUBLE. Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid in the sys- tem that the kidneys failed to remove as nature intended, and this acid is also, the cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble, atone, gravel, dropsy. The success of Estora. Tablets, a specific based on modern medical science, for the treatment of rheumatism and other forms of kidney trouble, is due to the fact that they restore the kidneys to healthy action and thereby remove the cause of the trouble, and have cured numberless cases after the failure of other remedies, which accounts for them superseding out-of-date medicines that are sold at a price beyond all but the wealthy. Women frequently suffer from ills, aches and pains, under the impression that they are victims of ailments common to their sex, but more often than not it is due to the kidneys, and in such cases Estora Tablets will set them right! The test is at least worth making, as woman's happiness and suc- cess in life depends entirely on her health. Estora Tablets, an honest remedy at an honest price, Is. 3d. per box of 40 tablets, or 6 for 6s. 9d. All chemists or postage free from Estora Co., 132 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C. Aberdare Agents: Boots Cash Chemists I
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Trecynon and Llwydcoea Notes. BY MARCELLO. Mrs. M is teaching her firstborn a quaint lingo. The neighbours declare that it is neither English, Welsh nor Esperanto. Poor kiddie i Bunkum was too late to get a shave three nights running last week. He told some pals on Sunday that he was cultivating a beard, and tried to per- suade them to do likewise, because whiskers were getting fashionable. That is something like what the fox said when he found itself tail-less. In Bunkum's case, however, it cannot be said to be a bare-faced lie. Mr. and Mrs. Crossways are leading a cat and dog life, I am told. It was all gush before marriage, but now it is all gash. It was boots in Puss in Llwydcoed, hut it was boots in Bow-wow in Gadlys. Nothing like leather for allaying the hunger and the howling of a poor dog who howls because he is hungry. The honest watch-dog gets more kicks than caresses for his loud-mouthed welcome to his lord and master. Tom Thumb has got allotmentitis, a bad case, I fear. Like Tennyson's dog, who hunted in dreams, Tom is digging, digging awake and asleep. He has a bad habit of talking to his God-fearing neighbours at Llwydcoed on Sunday about his allotment. If he goes on like that he will surely lose the allotment marked out for him beyond Jordan. Be- ware, Tom, lest the Rev. Cynog may hear you at it on the Lord's Day.
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