i Why Send Away or Buy Elsewhere? f e^—~—When you can get such Sweeping Bargains of f 'I J. KINSTLEY, .t J T%ideEaubi8hednd Watchmaker, Jeweller and Optician, k i 32, Dunraven Street, TONYPANDY. Established 1874. A y r-^ Ladies' and Gents' Silver Watches, from 10/- m fr "Vi Ladies' and Gents' Gold Watches, from 41 5s. Od. f Our Special Silver English Lever Watch L2 2s. Od. T J CLOCKS of evety Description, from 2/- W V The Best House for Wedding, Engagement and Keeper Rings. ? iff Largest Selection in the Distric*. f Gold and Silver Jewellery in Great Variety at Wonderfully m Low Prices ELECTROPLATE AND JEWELLERY—A Large and Useful Selection most f ^ietE3g00^ Suitable for Presents, at Sweeping Reductions. I S SPECTACLES AND OPTICAL GOODS, a Grand Stock. | ▼ Our Fancy Goods Department well gtocked with a very large selection of suitable and useful I Presents, and invite your inspections. Prices the ven Lowest. T Sold Here The Ingersoll Lever Watch, 5The American Ansonia Lever 4The Fearless r m Workman's Lever 2/6 4711 A IT WILL REPAY YOU TO OONl.E TO PONTYPRIDD FOR YOUR NEW TEETH TO fMr. M. SAINSBURY 93 Jaff Street, PONTYPRIDD, THE ACTUAL MAKER AND FITTER OF New Teeth on the American Principle Which is the Best for Mastication and Appearance. Also at 96, St. Mary Street. Cardiff. 4242 A Warning to the Public. established 1845 [EE SURE YOU iGET Thompson's BURDOCK PILLS AND REFUSE ALL SUBSTITUTES. IW One of the oldest and best of Medicines, having been more than 60 years before the Public or purifying the foulest blood, and removing every disease of the Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Cures Scurvy and Scrofula, Sores, Eruptions of the Skin, and all diseases arising from an impure state of the Blood. Gouty and Rheumatic personswill fiad the greatest relief by their use. Sold by all Chemists at Is. lid and 2s 9d, or by Post direct from the Burdock Pill Manufactory, 27, St. Helen's Rd., Swansea For 15 or 31 Stamps. Thompson's Electric Life Drops for the cure of Nervous Debility. The Electric Life Drops act so quickly on a weak anl shattered constitution that health is apee lily restorei. In Bottles at 5s 6d, lie, and 22s, in cases of jB5 See the Name o the Sole Proprietors-M. A. THOMPSON & SON on Label. Griffiths and Thomas SHOP FITTERS For FRONTS, ENCLOSURES, CASES and SIGNS Estimates Free Nat. Telephone, 01247. Tunnel, Queen Street, CARDIFF (Opposite St. John's Schools). 4357 4 years of terrible agony relieved by one ■" application, and cured with two boxes of EPLL WELO This is the remarkable story of Mrs. C. Lewis, 43, Gilfach Road Tonyrefail. "Nov. 25, 1908. It gives me the greatest pleasure to testify to the curative properties of E'll-Wel. For fully 4- years I suffered terribly with Eczema and great swellings in my feet. I could not wear stockings of any kind, but had to wrap linen around my feet, which I had to change three ana four times a day, owing to discharges. I tried many ointments without success. I therefore gave E'll-Wel a trial, and am pleased to say that I had relief with the first application, and two boxes effected a complete cure, that being eight months ago. There Is now no sign of It recurring again. Yours gratefully, E'll-Wel will cure your skin trouble whatever it may be-Boils, Burns, Pimples, Piles, Ringworm, sores, Itch, Chilblains, etc. When applied to a bad place, its healing virtues go straight to the cause of the trouble, thereby effecting a complete cure quickly. eold in Boxes Is. lid. each-post free from our Agents- A. D. 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RANDOM HEADINGS. i HOW HE KNEW IT WAS FEACE. The Globe Paris correspondent tells an amutl .ng little story regarding the recent war scare, when the officers in the frontier towns never knew whether on opening their papers in the morning they would find a declaration of hostili- ties between Germany and France or an intima- tion that pood-sense and diplomacy had won the day. In the journals at that time, among other alarming statements, it was declared that both b'/anee and Germany, in order not to be caught napping, were secretly moving bodies of troops up towards the frontier. An enterprising Paris journalist, determined to get at the facts, went off to Nancy. But there he found it was impos- sible to learn anything precise on the subject. Everybody was VERY MYSTERIOUS and non-committal, and he could get no infor- mation of a definite character. So he decided LO go to the frontier and see for himself. So he took the train to Avricourt, a village one-half of which is on German territory, and the other half in France. On his arrival there he went up to the commissaire special," told him who he was. and asked him what truth there was in the rumour that, in the expectation of a declaration of war, troops were being hurried up to the boundary line. "It isn't true as far as we are eoncerncd," was the reply. But I don't know what the 'i.jrmans are doing. We can soon find out, "noujrb, by going to the tobacco shop. "Why to the tobacco shop?" queried the journalist. Because the German Customs officers are very fond of French tobacco. They never smoke anything else, and IF WAR IS IMMINENT they will be sure to know, and will have laid in a stock of French tobacco." So they went off to the tobacco shop and made inquiries. There they learnt that Hans and Fritz and their comrades had only pur- chased the usual 50-centime packet of tobacco that day, and had given no sign of laying in a stock for several days ahead. This was accepted as a positive proof that relations had not reached the breaking point, and the newspaper in; i went back to the post-office and sent off a reassuring telegram. LORE OF PRECIOUS STONES. The human race, savage and cultured alike, has ever appreciated jewels, although they have taken many phases. Cleopatra's pearl long years ago played its part in the world's history, and there are many famous jewels which have brought about important issues. Among the ancients, says the Brooklyn Daily Bagle, the most valued precious stones of to-day were al- most unknown. Chalcedony, lapis lazuli, and sardonyx were valued by the Assyrians and the Egyptians; they were cut in symbolical forms. The Assyrian cylinder seals, which made a document legal, have come down to the present day. The same idea was later adapted to rings, and all these'rings were beautifully cut. There exist still some that were made 4,000 years be- fore Christ in lapis lazuli, cut with more skill than most modern jewellers shew. The Egyp- tian gems, as well as European, were carved with cameos. Jewels were used as money for many ages, and many were supposed to have healing power. Agate were said to counteract poisons; amber to cure sore throats and agues; bloodstones to staunch wounds garnet was good for fever; moonstone for epilepsy; ruby was a disinfectant. The value of gems has certainly not depreciated in the present day. The legends regarding them are simply endless. CHINA AND "PATENT MEDICINES." The American Vice-Consul at Tsingtau calls attention to the vast field in China for the sale of patent medicines. He says: "With the general depression of trade throughout China the number of travelling salesmen is gradually decreasing. Thus American exporters of some lines of goods who covered this territory regu- larly a year ago now have no men in the field at all. One of the marked exceptions, however, is the medicine business, which indicates that foreign drugs have become popular, and that sales will continue, despite hard times. Coming more and more into contact with the foreigners, as the white population of China becomes larger, the native has gradually learnt that the medicines of the European are efficacious. The common method of relieving one pain by an- other, formerly practised by all natives, now seems to be confined more or less to the poorer class in the treaty ports. In recent years many American and other foreign firms have extensively advertised their patent medicines throughout the empire with display posters The paper is in gaudy colours, gives a picture of the medicine as placed on the market, and, furthermore, has Chinese reading matter. With a systematic way of bringing their wares to the attention of the natives, LARGE SALES HAVE RESULTED, .one firm selling some 5,000 dozen bottles of its preparation annually in Shanghai alone. This firm finds that it pays it to keep a salesman in China selling one medicine only. The native eares little what the medicine contains if it allays his pain. Any sedative will be judged merely by what it appears to do in the shortest possible time. An American firm of manufac- turing chemists established in China covers the entire empire as far as it can be conveniently reached, and does a satisfactory business. Aside from chemicals and drugs, the house handles all sorts of "ready-made" medicines, and is con- tinually increasing its sales. The statement is made that large orders are being received from the Yangtse region, owing to a prevalent cholera scare. The Chinese use the medicine as a preventive. With energetic work there is an unlimited field for export of this class of articles. GIVING PRISONERS A FRESH START. For a long time all thoughtful observers have felt that one way to make a criminal was to send him to prison. Of course, there was the First Offenders Act, but in some cases magi- strates have passed it over, and sent to prison a man, woman, or youth who otherwise bore an irreproachable character. Once I in i gaol, the offender, herded with the habitual criminal and degraded by the imprisonment, stood a good chance of becoming an out-and-out criminal. A poor woman, let us suppose, says the Sunday at Home, is on the verge of starvation. She yields to temptation, is arrested for stealing, and sent to prison. Hitherto she has borne an excellent character, but, in nine cases out of ten, the con- tamination of prison life makes her reckless, and 0:1 leaving the prison walls she becomes indiffer- ent, and does not look upon gaol with such loathing as formerly. Again, the fact of having once been imprisoned makes her known to the police, and this cannot but have AN ADVERSE INFLUENCE upon her future conduct. She feels the hope- lessness of her task, and does not mind if she copies within the grip of the law a second time. But the new Probation of Offenders Act has a'tared all that, for it gives her a chance. She is bound over by the magistrate, and put under the care of a probation officer of the court at which she i3 tried, and to him she is responsible for her future good behaviour, knowing that if she does not keep straight the officer will report her to the magistrate. The advantage of the probation officer is obvious. He does not wear a uniform, and, on going to look the offender up, does not create a stir as a uniformed officer would naturally do. GOOD-BYE TO THE BABY. During the Chino--Japnnese War the members of one cf the missionary families were living in the part of Chcmuipo near the barracks where the Japanese were quartered until they could be sent by sea to the, front. "In Korea with Mar- chess Iro.V' by Dr. George Trumbull idd, con- tains a nathetic little story in connection -with t;s fcuiidv: One day a pefty officer came up on the porch of the house, ulJirnited: hit after accepting jrratefalW the citp c* •» or <.red him. being un- c, to sr-e:k any T 1 ) e went away, leav- ing the object of h apparent intrusion, quite unexplained. Soon afterwards he returned with some twentv of his comrades, mostly petty officers, ac- companying him. And when the .hostess was becoming somewhat alarmed at the number for whom she might be expected to furnish tea and cakes, one of the comnanv explained in broken English that they hrct come to see tne baoy, a girl about two years old. The little one was brought out by the mother and placed in the arms of the speaker, who car- ried her along the line formed of his comrades and gave each one a chance to see her, to smile at her, and to say a few words to her in an un. known tongue. On going away, after this somewhat formal paying of respects to the baby," the Japanese officer still further explained. "Madam," said he, "to-morrow morning we are going to the front, and we do not expect ever to return. But before we go to die, we wanted to bid good-bye to the baby." The number of the regiment to which these toldiers belonged was taken note of by the mother. Their expectation came true; they did not return.
Ringworm. Hair-Eating, Scabs ar.d Far ores. LOUR IN ONE FAMILY CURED BY ZAM-BUK. The wonderful germicidal and healing qualities of Zam-Buk liave just freed four members of another family from loath- some skin-diseases of germ origin which the doctors failed to combat. This is the family of Mr. B. Grant, an electric tram driver, of 469, Ley Street, Ilford, Essex. We have three children," said Mr. Grant. Our second boy, aged four years old, commenced with a ringworm sore in the middle of the forehead. The doctor told us measles, had left in the boy's flesh a, germ that fed on the roots of the hair. The eruption shifted to the sides of the headi and spread round, meeting at the back and going up to the orown, where it became most severe. The hair all fell out at the roots and left a great loathsome mattery scab all over the parts. The doctor painted the scabs with iodine and covered them with ointments, but the sores only became more loath- some and more widespread. At the end of four months we took the boy to the hospital. They told us the onlv hope was to apply X-Rays, but we would have to bring the boy again a month later for that. Having heard of the great fame of Zam-Buk for cases of this kind, we began in the meantime to experiment with the balm ourselves. The first application on the child's head cooled the sores and soothed the scalp so much that he began to sleep better. We had sufficient confi- dence to continue the use of Zam-Buk, which killed the germs, caused the scabs to fall off, and formed a clear new skin. In three weeks—a week before we were due at the hospital for the X-Rays treat- ment—the boy was quite cured., and his hair growing again. Our eldest child Lawrence, five years old, and the baby, Lottie, twelve months old, also began with the sores. They were spreading over the boy's head, and had covered the lower part of the baby's face, the mouth and chin and down to the neck. We treated both these children with Zam-Buk, and again a wonderful clean cure was effected. The lower part of my face and round under the chin became covered with barber's rash, making me a sickenng sight. Zam-Buk in a fortnight ,com- pletely rid me of that unsightly skin disease." Zam-Buk is prepared only by the Sole Proprietors at their private laboratories, and is sold for them by all chemists, in closed I/I2, 2/9 and 4/6 boxes, sealed up by the Government stamp. Beware of cheap and useless ointments- Only with Zam-Buk (by reason of its unique com- position) is it possible to effect cures like the above.
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A Criticof the Government Mr. Harry Quelch at Tony- pandy. Starvation as Recrutlng Sergeant Mr. Harry Quelch (editor of "Justice") delivered the ninth of the Marxian Club lectures at the Theatre Royal, Tony- pandy, on Sunday evening. Mr. Quelch, who spoke on Three Years of Liberal Government," said that he had been delivering; this lecture for nearly three years'—in fact, he started soon after the present Government took office. Hei however, had had no reason for altering the foundation of his lecture, as the Liberal Party and Government were the same yesterday, to-day, and for evel"P The Ire as/on, for alternately ringing the changes between Tory and Liberal Governments1, said the speaker, was that the nation was a victim of forgetfulness. Liberals and Tories spelt Conservatism in different ways—that was the only difference. The ex-Prime Minister—Mr. Arthur Balfour—declared that there was no fundamental difference between the two parties, as the differences were merely superficial. Dealing! with the three main planks in the Liberal programme when the late Mr. Gladstone was returned into power with a great majority, viz., "Peace, Retrench- ment, and Reform, Mr. Quelch said that for "Peace" they had in Elgypt what they did not call war, but what the Liberals, with their aptitude for coining phrases, called military operations." For "Retrenchment" they had the pro- gressive increased expenditure which was characteristic of Liberal Governments, and for Reform they had in Ireland a, brutal coercive legislation such as that unhappy country had always been sub- jected to. At the last election, the two great cries were Free Trade and Chinese Slavery in South Africa. They were told on behalf of r ree Trade that, they were enjoying a period of unparalleled prosperity conse- quent upon their Free Trade policy. They were told that English working men were well off at 42s. per week, whereas; the rate of wages in Protectionist Germany was 24s. per week. On the other hand, they were told on the authority of the late Premier—Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman—that there were 13 millions of people in the country living on the poverty line, and that the least tax placed upon them would mean absolute poverty to these families. The two statements, said the speaker, could not be true. Having been returned to power, one would expect that the Liberals would proceed to clear away all these taxes, but that was not done. If it were necessary to have taxes at all, why not remove them off necessaries and impose them on luxuries? Dealing with the Chinese Slavery cry, the speaker said that the Chinese Labour Ordinance in Stauthi Africa, had been described as the most infamous, the most disgraceful thing in the annals of British history. The conditions in South Africa to-diay were worse than ever, for although thousands of Chinese coolies; had been shipped back to their own country, they had still 11,000 black "slaves" on the Rand who worked under conditions highly detrimental to the white man. Then there was the Education ques- tion. The Liberal Government had tried to reconcile irreconcilable creeds. In his (the speaker's) opinion, the only possible way of settling this vexed question was the secular solution. Religion should be taught by the ministers of religion, and not in the schools of the land. It was evident that all creeds could not be taught, and therefioale there should be none. With regard to unemployment, the speaker said that this had been men- tioned in the King's Speech, but nothing had been done as yet. It was true that Government grants had been made to the unemployed, and Mr. Haldane had declared that 25,000 men could be drafted into a special reserve.. Starvation was being made use of as,a recruiting sergeant (" Shame "). During the evening, selections were given by the Marxian Club Glee Party, under the conductorship of Mr. Morgan Jones.
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fa. ■ Ferndale Cricket Club. Annual Meeting. At the annual meeting of the Ferndale Cricket Club, the following officers were elected:—President, Dr. T. W. Parry, J.P. chairman, Mr. W. Parfitt; captain 1st XI., Mr. G. Childs; captain 2nd XI., Mr. Tom Short; hon. secretary, Mr. A. Morgan; assistant secretary, Mr. J. D. Morgan; treasurer, Mr. G. Childs. It was noted with satisfaction that the Glamorgan Cricket League had allocated the League v. Glamorgan County match to Ferndale. The trial match, L,eague Champions (Ferndale) v. Rest of the League, will be played at Ferndale on June 5th. A strong fixture list has been prepared, including Pontypridd, Moun- [ tain Ash, Lewis Merthyr, Pentre, Llwynypia, Cardiff University, Ponty- pridd Nomads, and Treorchy, whilst a tOUlr has been arranged for Whit-week = with Ross, Cinderford, and Gloucester. It was decided that the 1st and 2nd XI.'s i join the Glamorgan League.
í The Churches. I The Rev. J. E. Dennis, of Crickhowel, has accepted a unanimous invitation to become the resident pastor of Bethel Bap- tist Church, Tonypandy. The rev. gentle- man is a very prominent worker in con- nection ,with. F'f:ee Church Council matters. He will commence his duties on the first Sunday in May. Mr Dennis is expected to occupy the pulpit at Bethel on Sunday week. The Rev. J. J. Hodson, M A. of Bristol, has aecepteda call to succeed the Rev. J. Whittiock, as superintendent minister of the Rhondda Primitive Methodist Churches, and will take up hia residence at Bourne House, Tonypandy, in July next.
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