IT TOUCHES THE TICKLE TRY JX The First Dose Gives Immediate Reliet It Soothes and Heals. People wlio-liave tried it say this of I c 14 A n s KURAKOLD A never-failing remedy for Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Diffi- enlty of Breathing, and all Affections of the Throat, Chest, and Lungs. If you are HOARSE it will clear your voic e in a few hours. Specially recommended to those exliosed-to the inclemency of the weather. M _a In Bottles 1/- and 2/6. JOHN W. RICHARDS, M.P.S. Dispensing Chemist & Optician, (From Squire's, [.London, His Majesty's Chemist Pandy Square,TONYPANDY 4987
The Federated Chambers of Trade. Autumnal Meetings. The autumnal meetings of the above Federation were held on Thursday last at the Oddfellows' Hall, Dowlais, under the presidency of Mr. W. R. Edmunds, Jlertkyr Vale. A large number of dele- gates were present, representing every Chamber affiliated to the Federation. The President remarked that he felt very proud of the progress which the Federation had made during the past' year. There was a widespread desire amongst tradespeople to unite to maintain their common interests, and during the past six months four local Chambers had affiliated with the central body. Every Chamber seemed to be very energetic, and through their attention to local grievances several improvements were obtained. The Aberfan Chamber of Trade had recently obtained a reduction in the price of gas from 5s. per thousand cubic feet to 3s. 9d. He congratulated their energetic secre- tary, Mr. Isaac Edwards, upon the phenomenal success which had resulted from his untiring services. The treasurer, Mr. J. Howfield, gave a detailed account of the finances of the Federation, and strongly appealed for every Chamber to advance their future contribution, so that they could contri- bute an increased subscription to the National Chamber of Trade. The secretary, Mr. Isaac Edwards, gave an excellent report of the work done by the Federation during the past six months. The Federation had done all in their power to procure the removal oft the Monmouth Assizes and Quarter Ses- sions to Newport. It was a matter which, he hoped, would in the immediate. future be satisfactorily settled. He also referred to the Shop Hours Bill, which is receiving the serious attention of the Government. It contained many objectionable points, and every local Chamber would do well to carefully discuss them. The National Chamber of Trade meetings which he attended at Liverpool, had sent to the Home Secretary several amendments, and it was all-important that every local Chamber should do the same. The ques-1 tion of municipal telephones had also been discussed, and a strong resolution in its favour passed. The meeting was also of opinion that the Government should con- tribute towards certain districts who were asked to prepare elaborate educational facilities. Several other matters, including the adoption of amended rules, were dis- cussed, and the election of new officers for the ensuing year took place. In the evening, a banquet in honour of the visit of the Federated Chambers of Trade was held at the Royal Exchange Hotel, Dow- lais.
Forth Trades and Labour Council. A meeting of the above Council was held at the Washington Hotel on Monday evening, when Mr. Rhys Jones presided over an excellent attendance of the repre- sentatives of the various colliery lodges of the district, including delegates from the Tramwaymen's Union, M.E.A., the Gas Workers' Union, and the Shop Assis- tants. Alderman Morgan Williams and Councillor Ben Davies were also present, and submitted reports. The Secretary read a letter from the Pentre Trades Council, notifying them of a conference to be held at the Workmen's Institute, Ton, on November 29th, to receive particulars from various Trades Councils in connection with the Housing. Act; also requesting them to appoint a deputation to lay the whole case before the Rhondda Urban District Council, in order to enforce the adoption of the Housing Act in the Valleys. The matter was deferred to the nexit meeting. A letter from the widow of the late Mr. George C'aldicot, thanking the Coun- cil for their kind tokens of sympathy in her great bereavement, was also read. The vote of censure upon Councillor Ben Davies was also postponed until the next meeting. At the previous meeting of the Council, this question was rele- gated to the various lodges for their con- sideration, and while the majority of lodges were now against the vote of censure, and inasmuch as the Hafod Lodge had not had an opportunity of re- considering the question, the matter was deferred. It i s, however, practically understood that the Hafod Lodge will withdraw the proposed censuring of the Councillor. Alderman Morgan Williams, in his report, said he had been working for many years at the County Council meetings to obtain lectures to young boys on the safety lamp and the general safety of the mines. It was pleasing to note that since the Royal Commission was instituted, this matter was receiving attention. It was reported by a delegate that Mr. Grant, headmaster of the Higher Grade School, Porth, had that day told the boys in school that the Labour1 Council were nothing but a heap of ignoramuses, and that he knew better than the Council members how much home lessons to give them, and from this time on they should have more home lessons to do (Shame). Mr. Jones, a teacher at the same school, was also reported to have called them "fatheads," and other epithets (Shame). A deputation consisting of Alderman M. Williams, Councillor Ben Davies, Messrs. D. Thomas and T. Llewellyn was appoin- ted to wait upon Messrs. Grant and Jones for an explanation. Councillor Davies, interrogated by Mr. Welsh on behalf of the- Shop Assistants, reported that, a prima facie case having been established, the District Council were making all preparations towards en- forcing the Shop Hours Act at Porth and district.
TALK ABOUT TARIFF REFORM! 1 THIS MAN HAD SO YEARS' ABSOLUTE PROTECTION. Published by the Free Trade. Union. Loncion. I If Imports are an injury he ought to have been the most prosperous man who ever lived. Look at him I
The Photographic Coupons ending Oct. 30th issued by Thomas Forrest & Sons, Pontypridd, are available up to Nevember SOth; 1909 5085
Porth Carnival and Sports Committee. A meeting of the above Committee was held on Monday evening, when Mr. Harry Lockston (in the absence of the presi- dent, Mr. W. T. Davies) presided over a very large attendance. The Chairman expressed his regret that Mr. Davies was unavoidably delayed by important professional business. He also explained that the reason why the Finance Committee had not convened that meet- ing sooner was because sums of money had been constantly coming in, and they could not close the accounts. The Secretary gave a very lucid account of all receipts and the expenditure in- curred, which was accepted, subject to auditing accounts. The total receipts amounted to jE659 Os. 6d., the expenditure being t334 2s. The balance in hand was expected to total approximately about t333. The Finance Committee recommended that the sum of t300 be granted to the hospital funds. The recommendation was unanimously adopted. It was further resolved that ten guineas be expended on a life governorship of the Porth Cottage Hospital upon Mr. D. Watts Morgan, C.C., for his energetic work on behalf of the above hospital. The secretary, Mr. Gwilym Morgan, was also voted an honorarium of thirteen guineas for his services. Messrs. T. A. Lewis, B.A., Cymmer, and Benjamin Williams (cashier), Porth, were elected to audit the books. It was also decided to have a dinner to wind up the business.
Eight Hours Acts New Conditions. With the introduction of the Eight Hours Act, conditions in the South Wales coalfield have become considerably altered. The object of this Act was to make eight hours the maximum number of hours to be worked by the collier in the mine. While, however, this object has certainly been attained, the introduction of the Act has brought several evils along with it, one of which is the considerably less earning "ower of the man in the mine. This fact is patent knowledge amongst every section of the community from work- man to tradesman, and the latter are painfully aware of that fact in the col- lier's reduced spending power. Under new conditions, workman and tradesman alike must adjust themselves to these new conditions, and so it is that Messrs. Freedman and Sons, jewellers, outfitters, furniture and musical instrument dealers and pawnbrokers, informed a Leader Pressman that they have laid out to meet these new conditions recently l-t'J. Evoiromj Is the key-hum? at present, and working men in every branch of work who desire to economise and obtain the best possible value for money in the way of working clothes, can do no better than call at the old popular estab- lishment of Freedman and Sons. The immensity of their stock in men's and youths' working clothes is not to be compared with any other house in Wales. At no other place can the wants of the most limited purse be gratified, their prices being rock bottom and their stock of an unending variety. Messrs. Freedman's long and valuable experience of the local working man's requirements, coupled with the present reduced earning power of the miner, has stamped them as trade pioneers, in the Rhondda Valley, in men's second-hand working clothes. Their stock comprises cloth, cords, moles, oilskins, reefers, rail- way and Army overcoats, breeches—walk- ing and riding, shirts, singlets, &c. They have a special line in suits, overcoats, coats and vests for evening wear, of good class and tailor made quality. Bedding of every description is also stocked, also all manner of ladies' goods and clothing apparel. In their jewellery department, Messrs. Freedman excel. They can supply any- thing from a silver ring to a diamond set ring. They have on hand an enormous stock of watches, jewellery and plated goods; sewing machines, gramophones, old violins, violas, 'cellos, and musical instruments too numerous to mention. Every article is guaranteed to be as repre- sented, as each article in stock is of a nature that they are acquainted with, and if the article bought does not turn out to be as represented, whether it be new or second-hand, Messrs. Freedman and Sons are perfectly willing, to return the payment for any article whatever bought from them. The name FREEDMAN'S is a hall mark, and implies a guarantee for good class quality onh, the cheap" and trashy article being given no place in their stock of jewellery- or silver-plated goods, which can be purchased on the easy payment system at no extra charge. Anyone desiring a loan can obtain the strictest privacy and courtesy in their pawnbroking department, where every care is taken of goods entrusted to their charge. In conclusion, we may state that, in order to meet the requirements of their Upper Rhondda customers, Messrs. Freed- man will shortly open a branch establish- ment at Ystrad. 5096
GRAND OPENING Of the Magnificently Built ahft Equipped P HEW EMPBE TBEOTBE TOY:PA_D,. ^§3^ On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 1909 STAR ARTISTES. 1HHEB WITH FIRST-CLASS SCENERY. MAGNIFICENT PERMANENT BAND MrjSKS EVER SUBMITTED OF SELECTED MUSICIANS. ——————————————— ———————— TO THE RHONDDA. T The finest talent the World can produce will appear week by week —————————————————————— The World's Doings depicted weekly on the EMPIREOGRAPH. OCT 6.30. TWO HOUSES NIGHTLY. 8.30 PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES OF ADMISSION. Mr The Empire is lit by Electricity and specially Heated throughout. The Empire will be magnificently equipped, and will be equal to the finest in the Provinces.
( Are You rising Your Hair? fHave you large, bare j places on thehead ? Bo you suffer from any inconvenience what- soever in this respect? s. If so, consult ROBERT LANE, Specialist for the Treatme* t of the Hair. Consultations Daily, 10 to 6. Other I hours by appointment. Postal Communica- tions receive prompt attention. ROBERT LANE, HAIR AND TOILET SPECIALIST, 8, Duke Street, CARDIFF. T
CROSSWELLS CARDIFF BREWERY, LIMITED, THE BREWERY, ELY, near CARDIFF, Have obtained the ONLY MEDAL awarded to WELSH BREWED FLAGON ALES AT THE BREWERS' EXHIBITION, 1909. These Beers are sold at the Thistle Hotel, Tonypandy Cross Keys Hotel, Tonypandy Adare Hotel, Tonypandy; Royal Hotel, Clydach Vale Glamorgan Hotel, Penygraig and by numerous Agents. 5088
Mr. Davies also stated that he had been successful in calling the attention of the Committee to the desirability of a re- creation ground at Porth. He pointed out the piece of ground behind Cymmer i Villa, south of Cymmer Road, Porth, and the Surveyor was instructed to prepare and submit to the Clerk a plan of the site referred to, so that the Clerk might ascertain whether the same was available, and, if so, upon what terms (hear, hear). y ots of thanks, to Alderman and! Councillor terminated the meeting. -¡