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Ambulance, Notes. rwc1 '-
Ambulance, Notes. rwc1 Of. Glanville Morris' Shield Competition. -The first competition for the Glanville Champion Shield in connection the Rhondda Fach Corps took place ^the Porth Police Court-Rooms (the S? °*. which being kindly granted by ?n«,?e?^iaiT I^eufer Thomas) on Thursday 19th inst. 'rftrT skie}d is to be competed for by rPesentative teams from the eight divi- Ion's forming the Rhondda Fach Corps; + a'ddxtion, three prizes of three guineas, f™o guineas, and one guinea were given rom the Corps funds. The adjudicators tS.ls year were Assistant Commissioner J. *». White, J.P., of Ironbridge; and Jyaptam Richardson White. L.R.C.P., ^erthyr Vale. The competition was pre- sided oyer by District Superintendent T. *f. Richards,. Mardy; Chief Surgeon Danville Morris, Mardy; Chief Superin- tolident J W. Davison, Pontypridd; and Superintendent Secretary J. H. Davies, ^/lorstown. After an exhaustive test, prizes were awarded as follow —1st Marcly No- 2 Squad, with 238 marks a 260; 2nd, Ferndale, with 'Wi+l1lnar^S: ^rc*' Western Colliery, ith 206 max'ks. The adjudication was at a general parade of the Corps, men being present, held immediately on a-i termination of the competition Lk,t"6 Trehafod Cricket Ground (kindly (v by Mr. J. W. Hutchinson). The marched from the Police Court to jj:6 cricket ground, with the Lady Lewis <( leading, where the ceremonial Parade of. inspection and the "march were very efficiently carried out ?r direction of District Superin- tendent T. E.. Richards. Very high com- mendation was given by Assistant Com- missioner White and his colleague for the Excellent way in which the competing had gone through their work in competition, and also for the credit- ble manner in which the Corps had per- Y^oied the various field evolutions. Mr. bite complimented them on their smart ess: and general appearance, and said he as very pleased to hear that the Corps fca Periodically in order to hold united far es' which was not being done by a number of other corps. After arching past, the Corps formed in- «a+^1011 s<luare" "t° hear the adjudi- tn conclusion of which Dis- til Superintendent Richards cabled for cheers for the donor of the shield, Glanville Morris, of Mardy, which ere heartily rendered. e preliminary competition for the Charles Warren Shield, held by the V^rdy No. 1 Squad, takes place on Satur- Y, May 28th, at Porth.
--------Rhondda Water Bill.
Rhondda Water Bill. II) Oardifr Opposition Dropped. vri.^ the meeting of the Cardiff Parlia- rj, Utary Committee on Wednesday, the iiUrl*1 ^ei'k read a report of the proceed- Wfore the Committee of the House respecting the Pontypridd 'Jiff Rhondda Water Bill, when the Car- Jj/' Corporation's opposition was defeated. W +i^SO rea<l a resolution, since adopted the Waterworks Committee, in favour jy. ^0ntinuing the opposition to the Bill House of Lords. ..1.1derlllan F. J. Beavan said that, per- he felt that they would have very f)0j/e Prospect of success. The House of cInon¡;; Committee, and particularly the whairrnan, were very emphatic against ■he f they regarded as a monopoly, and t^r ^ai-ed the Lords' Committee might the same view. Cardiff had been spend tens of thousands of ca>? ™ or(^er to make provision to out their Taff Vawr scheme, and they were being crippled in this way. geplyil4g to a question, the Town Clerk cA ? that to continue the opposition would st from £ 400 to £ 500. 11 motion of Councillor Vivian, Handed by Councillor Morgan Thomas, siti decided not to continue the oppo- O- but it was understood that the tygj^raticm would be represented to ch the progress of clauses. ■v
aration. 9 iereby declare that we V V ba.ve no connection what- f fWB hereby declare that we i, t'o.¡\\1er with any concern employ- ^8 canvassers as a means of '^br^ «PP1^rona^e We solely rely upon the recom- "aelidatioii of those who come to 8 for Artificial Teeth, and we in 8^e ^at every care^ is salar'a^y fca^en to ensure tosfaction, while out prices are ^cidedly m)d3r ate. S'ONED BY Forney Lewis, Street, i, Pontypi»"dd. °Urs 8. Thursdays 10 to 7.
WHITE AND BLACK.
WHITE AND BLACK. Mr. William Archer frankly sympathises witfci the American view of the colour problem, but h« quotes in his book Through Afro America" (Chapman and Hall) the following incidents: Coloured people in Charleston are not confined to a special part of the car; but, each. seat being designed to accommodate two passengers, a ^coloured person and white person must not sit side by side on the same seat. One afternoon I was in,a car which was full save for one place. The foremost seat on the left hand was occupied by one negro girl, and there was, of course, a. vacant place at her aide. Presently a white woman got in and eat down in this place. "Hallo!" I thought, "here ia a. violation of the rule"—and I wondered: what would happen. The conductor was equal to the occasion. The foremost right-hand, seat was occupied by a cadet of the Charleston Military Academy in his neat grey uniform, and by a lady. The conductor touched the cadet on the shoulder and whispered to him. The young man at once stood up, the white woman who had last entered the car transferred herself to his place, and for the Test of the journey the cadet hung on to the strap, while the seat beside the negro girl remained vacant! A reader writes to a New York paper: I saw Mr. Theodore Roosevelt about eight or nine years ago. He was sitting next to me in & Broadway car, and somewhere aloa- about Thirtieth-street the car stopped to t some people on. All secured seats except a coloured woman with a large bundle of clothes. As soon as Mr. Roosevelt saw that she had to stand he jumped up, took off his hat, and bowed as graci- ously as though she were the first woman in the land."
THE WISDOM OF MUHAMMAD.
THE WISDOM OF MUHAMMAD. Here some notable examples of ancient wis- J dom from Sayings of Muhammad edited by Abdullah Al-Mamun Al-Suhrawardy (Constable): Actions will be judged according to intentions. The proof of a Muslim's sincerity is that he payeth no heed to that which is not his business. No man is a true believer unless he deeireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself. An hour's contemplation is better than « year's adoration. llcaven lieth at the feet of mothers. Excessive knowledge is better than excessive praying; and the support of religion is absti- nence. Trust in God, but tie your camel. It is better to sit alone than .in company with the bad; and it is better to sit with the good thian alone. And it is better to speak words to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; and silence is better than bad words. Backbiting vitiates (ablution and fasting. A man is bound to do good to his parents, although they may have injured him.
RUSSIAN CHARACTERISTICS. Fundamental goodness of heart is the most important fact in the Russian nature, says Mr. Maurice Baring in his Landmarks in Russian Literature" (Methuen); it, and the expression of it in their literature, ffi the greatest contribu- tion which they have made to the history of the world. He illustrates his point by a remini- scence In a regiment which I came across in Man- churia during the war there were two men; one was conscientious, brave to the verge of heroism, self-sacrificing, punctilious in the performance of his duty, and exacting in the demands he made on others as to the fulfilment of theirs, untiringly energetic, competent in every way, but oove.te and uncompromising. There was another man who was incurably lax in the performance of his duty, not scrupulously honeet where the Govern- ment money was concerned, incompetent, but as kind as a human being can be. I once heard a Russian doctor who was attached to this regi- ment discussing and comparing the characters of the two men, and, after weighing the pros and cons, he concluded that as a man the latter was superior. Dishonesty in dealings with the public money seemed to h:m an absolutely trifling fault. The unswerving performance of duty, and all the great military qualities which he noted in the former, did not seem to him to count in. the balance against the great kindness of heart possessed in the Latter; and most of the officers agreed with him.
CHINESE REVOLUTION. There is a wonderful reserve force in the vast, intelligent population of China. Here is an inte- resting quotation from "The Human Cobweb: A Romance of Old Pekin," by B. L. Putnam Weale (Macmillan): In Peter Kerr's eyes there was, something very remarkable in this little official European colony which was planted in the very heart of a barbarous old-world capital, and which was bringing on by its manifold activities complica- tion after complication. Each of these, was only solved by giving birth to yet other compli- cations, which in turn would contribute per- ceptibly towards making the cracks in the ancient Chinese edifice wider and wider. There was a sort of careless insolence about it, all of which was somehow reminiscent of the symp- toms 'before the old English rebellion, the American Revolution, the French Revolution. Something was slowly pushing things along in the wrong direction; something -was perpetually disclosing that it would not go on for ever like this. It was politically monstrous to suppose that a scramble, similar to the scramble which had taken place in Africa, could occur in this vast Empire without great bloodshed and un- ending trouble. The Chinese were not Kaffirs or negroes; they were a remarkably astute people, whose military weakness was simply being taken advantage of somewhat unblush- ingly, and yet who, when they thoroughly understood what all this meant, would probably attempt to brin*g,a bout surprising developments.
HOW BEAUTIFUL RUGS ARE MADE.
HOW BEAUTIFUL RUGS ARE MADE. The beautiful carpets of Persia are made under conditions far from lovely. According to Mrs. Hume-Griffith's "Behind. the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia The looms are generally kept in an under- ground vaulted room, often with water running through the centre. At each loom three or four workers sit, according to the size of the carpet. Sometimes the workers consist of one man and two children, and occasionally. the owner uses boys and girls only for the weaving, one man acting as overseer to the children. I sat on the high stool by the side of a tiny girl, whose ,fingers were working away so fast I could hardly follow her movements. The overseer was walk- ing up and down the room, calling out instruc- tions to the workers. To me it sounded a hor- rible, incoherent jumble, but the children seemed to understand it perfectly. The overseer held in his hand a paper, from which he was ap- parently reading out instructions. It was some*- thing like this: No. 1, three blue threads, one white, two green; No. 2, four yellow, one white/' and so on, each child repeating after the master the instructions given. As it was all said in a high-pitched monotone, the result was confusing and deafening; but there the little weavers sit, day in, day out, week after week, in this dark-, gloomy cellar, kept hard at it by the unrelenting overseer. The children are taken on as weavers" when very young, some even starting when five or six years old. Their hours of work are from sunrise to sunset in the sum- mer, and two or three hours after sunset in the winter. The consequence of this abominable sweating system is that to-day there are hun- dreds of little children in Kerman, from eight to nine years of age, confirmed cripples from rheu- matism and other diseases. From sitting so long in one position, while still of ten- der years, amid such damp surroundings, their little feet and hands become knotted and deformed. They can no longer earn their daily bread, and so perforce must help to swell the great multitude of beggars who throng the streets and bazaars of Kerman. "I baya known better days, lady," began Fated James. "Yes, it's a wretched morning, so cold," replied the farmer's wife. But I've got no to discuss the weather with you, oad aa it is." And ehe shut thei door and left him- Physician: "Have you any aches or pains this morning? Patient: Yes, doctor; it hurts me to breathe; ip, fact, the only trouble now seems to be with my breath." Physician: "All right. I'll give you something that will soon stop that." „v.••
TREATMENT OF INFLUENZA,
TREATMENT OF INFLUENZA, Dr. Thomas H. Buckler says: Influenza is always a rheumatismal disease, and as such must be treated. Therefore give at the instant of the seizure the old-fashioned Dover's powder. If the seizure of this malady is during the day, put the patient to bed as soon as possible -r. and give the Dover's powder. After a sleep of six or rveveii hours, give, dissolved in water, fifteen grains of salicylate of sodium, and repeat this dose every six or eight hours; and, to facili- tate the sweating caused thereby, cover up well with warm blankets. Four of these powders are usmdJv sufficient to sweat and stamp out the en nd there is an end of it, but if further k a d the salicylate may ;be continued with- out stint at regular intervals, as. already stated.
A SIMPLE COUGH MIXTURE.
A SIMPLE COUGH MIXTURE. Tliis cough mixture is very simple and most efficacious. Place in a jar six ounces of treacle, seven ounces of honey, and ten ounces of vine- gar. Stand the jar in a saucepan of boiling ./arci- and stir till the ingredients are warmed and blended. Then add three teaspoonfuls of ipecacuanha wine, and bottle fore use. The dose for an adult is one tablespoonful every four hours. ill a, certain restaurant the electric lights were suddenly extinguished. When they were turned on again after a few moments, a lady whispered to her companion: "Somebody kissed me!" "Yes, and somebody took nay veal cutlet! re- plied the other, bitterly. A barrister was cross-examining a difficult wit- ness, a Yorkshire woman. Before he sat down, baffled and annoyed, he gave one parting shot, exclaiming: "Woman, there's enough brass in your head to make a saucepan." Back flashed the retort: "And there's enough sauce in thine to fill it." Of course you will learn something about that man's financial circumstances before you consent to marry him ? said the solicitous friend. "Oh, yes," replied the New York woman. "I fiball go further than that and ascertain just what his ideas are about a rea- sonable alimony allowance. Did you ever stop to think, my dear," said Mr. Micawber, gazing at his plate of lobster salad, that the things we love most in this life are the very things that never agree with UB?" "Will you be so kind," eaid Mrs. Micawber, straightening up, as to tell me whether you are speaking of the salad or of me, sir ? Jack: "My darling, I want to tell you some- thing. I have deceived you. I am not rich, but utterly penniless. Will it make any difference to you?" Ethel: "Not the slightest, Jack." Jack: "I am so glad, dearest. Are you quite sure it will make no difference to you? Ethel: Quite sure. I can marry old Monevbasrs." To attempt to describe the different eoetumea of the female peasants would require many pages, for, speaking generally, most have their distinctive coetumes. In many placea the difference between married and single women is distinguishable by the head-diets being ornamented with numerous coins, mostly silver; such a decoration proclaims the fact that the "wearer has At some tune been & biide, &xk! tw coin adornment was a part of her dowry and wedding presents. Single girls and women are n content with a plain white cloth over their heads, which falls down over their backs ami shoulders. Some of these head-clothe, or veils, are elaborately decorated with designs worked in coloured silks, wool, or cotton. The tent- dwelling Lady is not so finely adorned; she pre- fers utility to ornamentation, and ia content wi&V < blue caibco bifid bound about her be"
I English Baptist Association.
English Baptist Association. Pontyppidd and Rhondda District. The. annual nieetings were held ikt Calvary, Treforest. on May 23rd. Thisr*' ^"as alarge attendance of delegates, all the affiliated churches hut three beinv- represented. The Rev. J. Lamb. alaw, presid-ed o ver the Sunday School Conference in the afternoon. A discussion on -How to improve ■ox i- District Union" was adjourned from ttf' previous quarterly meeting. A comissit- tee was apointed to further deliberate cm the matter and to formulate a scheme the said committee to meet at CarIDL Trealaw, on June 21st, at 5 p.m. A delegate, solicited the views of the conference on the Boy Scouts movement. Several adverse criticisms were pæ upon it. The Associationai Conference, after ti. was under the presidency of Periander. A hearty welcome was extended to the Rev. D. J. Perrott, B.A., the new pa.stor. of Zion, Pentre, and the Rev. O. Owens, formerly of Porth. The latter is recover- ing from a serious breakdown in health, and is now able to take pulpit suppjkw. He is about to take up his residence ¡..to Porth again, after having been in Soatk Africa for some years. The following were appointed omœre for the -v, ear. -Pye.ident, Rev. B. D,. Johns; vice-president. Mr. R. W. HQ(ít- way; treasurer. Mr. S. G. Jones.; secre- tary, Rev. E. Lewis, Treforeet. The Revs. J. Ellison and F. J. Durston were appointed on the Loan Fund Committee; and the Revs. I>. G. Hughes. J„ 15. Dennis, D. A. Evans, and Mr. Th'omae Evans on the Association Council in pl £ w«e of those retiring. The Rev. J. Ellison being unable tr. attend, forwarded the report of th. Foreign Missionary Society, which was read by Mr. E. T. Jenkins, Treforest, Tha report was incomplete, because many of the churches had not sent off their col- lections in time. The Missionary Committee were re- elected, and were also empowered deliberate on the. best methods of io- creasing the Home Mission Fund. It was resolved to send the hearty con- gratulations of the conference to Prin- cipal Edwards. Cardiff, on his election to the vice-presidency of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland. At the public service in the evening, the Rev. J. Lamb read the Scriptures and led in prayer, and the Rev. J. E. Denials preached on tiie Fatherhood of God. It was an able discourse, containing scbm* very beautiful ideas. The next yuaxterly meetings wiB held at ZioIl, Pentre, on October 10th.
Reached the Matches*
Reached the Matches* Ynyshir Child's Death. A verdict of i, Accidental death waet returned at an inquest held at Poriii o:u Tuesday by Mr. R. J. Rhys on the twü year-old male ehild of Lewis Hallet, eol lier, Ynyshir. who succumbed to fourji- on the 18tli May. Whilst sitting in tax armchair the child climbed to the mantel- piece, and reaching a box of matches, wt fire to a cushion. The child severe burns to tie lower part of iln- body.
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County Council Prize Competitions.
County Council Prize Competitions. The judges appointed by the Glamorgan ^ounty Council for the practical mining _J?Petitions have just issued their award, "Well is as. follows :— • ABERQYNON. *1 ln?Wring: 1st; Bedlinog Team: 2nd, pWaelodygarth Team,; 3rd, Fochriw No. 'J, Shot-firing 1st, Thomas Sims, 2nd, Ered Harford, Bedlinog; > -Ben Morris, Penrhiwceiber. PORTH. ojimbering: 1st, Tyloretown; 2nd and divided between Mardy and Fem- ale teams. Shot-firing: 1st, Evan T. jJ^ies, Wattrtown; 2nd and 3rd, divided JJ^ween l>avid Davies. Mardy, and Robt. °courfield, Ferndale. MAESTEG. 3r^^er"lg: lst, Maesteg: 2nd, Bryn; Caerau. Shot-firing: 1st, D. Daniel, Pl^jUn7cae"^urwen ? 3nd' D. Jeffreys, j 3rd, R. J. Bennett, Ogmore ferndale WIN AMBULANCE SHIELD. The competitio for the present year as held at the County School, Bridgend, tjr6*1 sis teams presented themselves. On Jj. deport of the adjudicators the shield been awarded to the Ferndale Team. shield is the property of the County tini ■' any team winning it three ^r*tes m succession may retain it, unless committee should decide otherwise.
AMERICAN HUMOUR. THE LONG SttZB& The Sitze family was long in prama, drawn-out in speech, and etoroftQj lang dMfc doing things. Over miles of pine hifls fbg wmm known as the "long" Sitzes. Miss Lydia, do eldest, went to a crossroads store to buy CSatHfc* mas presents. In the course of & balf-bow A* became interested in some blue and sqgfiei pIIMi. coats. I'll take one of these petticoats,"t she said, slowly counting out the price. The busy proprietor wrapped up the p*roei i and handed it over with a polite Sotnethng else? j I'll take another petticoat." He did up a second bundle, took her oarefaU^- counted money, and was turning to the aaxt iia. patient customer. I'll take another petticoat," came iho olotr drawl. This went on to the seventh time. The man, being up to his ears in work, ventured a ques- tion: Buying for the neighbourhood, Miis Lydia? "I'm buying two apiece for my Nisteml How many sisters have you? Nine." REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. A red-headed widow is a very lucky thing for her first husband. A pretty girl can have the use of all the .win- dom she needs in the men she can capture. If we put into doing something for our friends half the time we put into trying to get even witb> our enemies this would be a. grand world. A man takes chances in business, the stock market, horse races, going to the theatre at night, in his office, running for office, and dodg- ing taxes; all a woman's chances are on the one thing, matrimony.-New York Press. TIPS FOR CHAUFFEURS. When the engine breaks down begin opera- tions by lighting a cigarette. Take your time about it. This impresses the .bystanders with your skill and coolness. Lift the bonnet and peer into the engine for a few minutes, whistling meanwhile. Walk round the other side and repeat. Do the necessary repairs. Don't forget to lie on your back in the road beneath the car. The crowd will expect it. Should the crowd grow restive offer its most noisy member the opportunity of taking yotrr place. If he happens to be in the business and acoeptii your offer let him do the work. Start the engine, watch it for a minute, and then replace bonnet. Do not drive away at once. That would be iw artistic. Manoeuvre with the clutch until the crowd grows joyous in expectation of another breakdown, and then drive off smartly. HIS ORDERS. Lady (entering country newspaper office): M I've lost my dog and want to know b cost tP advertise for him in the paper." Green Office-boy: Well, mum, my boss aaid to charge for advertisin' according to the siae, && when yer find yer dog if yer will measure him I can tell yer th' cost."—Judge. FOOLISH PAIBS. A pair in ahAmmcclt Attempted to kiss, And in lees than a jiffy —Lipfiatdfc, II pair out eanoeing To change seats essayed, Had these are the frubbte* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O&at miuldng they madft -Bagan rressor" A pair went out ibubbHng And broke the speed law; The auto turned turtle, And here's what they saw: » ? » —Birmingham Age-tt&mUk A pair went ballooning; While high overhead The gasbag exploded, I And here's what- they said: .? ? ? ? t -Pltiladelphia Ledger. Ä SWEDISH SHERLOCK HOLMES. A witness in a. railroad ease at Fort Worth, asked to tell in his own way how the accident happened, said: Well, Ole and I was walking down the track, ,and I heard a whistle, and I got off the track, and the train went by, and I got back on the track, and I didn't see Ole; but I walked along, and pretty soon I seen Ole's hat, and I walked on, and seen one of Ole's legs, and then I seen one of Ole's arms, and then another leg, and then over one side Ole's head, and I says, cMy stars! Something muster happen to Ole!' "— Everybody's. POOR CHAP f Mauriel: Why have you broken off your en- gagement with Archie? Gladys: "I couldn't many a. man with a broken leg." Mauriel: And how did he come to break his leg? Gladys: I ran over him with my new auto! -Lippincott's. THE POINT OF VIEW. Differences in opinion axe oftentimes enlight- ening in that they spring from and betray char. acteristic differences in education and mode of living. Two men who met. and got into conver- sation recently in the Texas" Panhandle" illus- trate again the fact that persons may differ violently in expressed opinion, and still may often be discovered acting on identically the same impulse and sentiment at heart. "It's an outrage!" declared the cowboy, vehemently What is? asked the college man, surPrisPA and disconcerted in the midst of his tale. Why, the way that bunch of sophomores broke into your bedroom and took you without dressing, and then tied you up in the park. I'd have plugged the firss man who put his foot over my threshold—I would." But I was only a freshman. Don't you see, it was only just their way?" No, I don"t see," said the fiasfc; "and, what .is more, no man ought to stand for anything like that. It was a rough-neck trick. Where was your gun?" We didn't carry guns in college. I shoot anyone, no matter what happened. Bfr sides, I didn't mind it much." "Well, you are a greeny! And they weane breaking in on your privacy and damaging your property, and "Oh, but that was custom. Dontyou see, every first-year man expects it. W"?' tha* wasn't anything compared to what the Bar L outfit did in sending you on that wild-goose chase into the Santa Rosa mountains-the time the idizzard was coming, and you. got lost for three days." "Oh, that!" sniffed the Texan, scornfully, Why, I ought t' 've knowed better—I was only a tenderfoot, and it made me wise. I came through all right. I showed 'em I wasn fc aas mollycoddle." t "Well, but how about your frozen toes aad those three days with nothing but Jwk-raoW to .live on?" "Ilumph!" I was only chilloo. a hit when the_eophoinoBB* untied me next morning, and I didn't XQM8- K meal at that." Aw, now, that's different. Fd ought to have knowed better than to go off them afteoi the fool steer. But a oow-puncher has to tdra his chances, and the sooner he learn* to ianj the better 'tis .fer him That's just what the sophs said a.bou" But they was breaking into your bedroom, and they made a fool out of you afterwards. It I'd been there, I'd 'a' made a couple of 'em lftb like sieves in the sunlight first." Well, I don't know," said the ex-frednea» thoughtfully. "I think I'd wither play tte fool before a dozen on a dark night than fool around half-frozen for three days by my IflMr some. It all depends on how you want to taka it, I guew--wd then Dn what sotfc* eotlDIr n
IMPORTANCE OF SITTING CORRECTLY.I
IMPORTANCE OF SITTING CORRECTLY. < Girls are apt to sit badly when writing or sew- ing. They very often bend the back instead of carrying the body forward by movement of the hip-joint. They need to be careful not to hold the pen or needle as if they feared that these little implements might run away. Such un- necessary expenditure of energy often brings about harmful results to the nerves of the arms and hands, says the Girl's Own Paper. Con- tinued right use will not generate diseaseit will strengthen and bring power and endurance to all parts.
TO RELIEVE NASAL CATARRH.
TO RELIEVE NASAL CATARRH. Glycerine sprayed into the nostrils with an atomiser allays the burning sensation so dis- tressing in acute catarrh.
CARE OF PALMS.
CARE OF PALMS. Palms should be watered frequently, but not too often, as this will leave the soil too wet, and cause the roots to become sodden and mouldy. Once a week all the palms and ferns in the house should be placed for three or four hours at a nine in a large tub or bath filled with sufficient water to Teach half way up the pots. They should be lightly sprayed with a fine rose and the leaves 6everally cleaned with a sponge and dned with a soft cloth. The latter operation is ;1 very important one in towns, the smoke and dust of the atmosphere tending to choke the delicate pores of the leaves, which constitute, in fact, the lungs of the plant. As a preventive of blight, fortnightly baths with water and eoap made of fir-tree oil are undoubtedly successful. a lather made of this soap being sprayed all over, each leaf and stem being afterwards gone o?er with a damp sponge, so that every part of the palm receives its quantum of the disinfect- ant.
PROTECTION AGAINST MOTHS.
PROTECTION AGAINST MOTHS. Experiment has shown that carbolic acid is the best thing for fighting moths. For cloth storage use the following mixture: 45 parts pure carbolic acid, 30 parts camphor, 30 parts oil of ro"mary, 5 parts oil of cloves, and 5 parts of ani- line dissolved in 2,500 parts of alcohol. For fur- riers 20 parts pure carbolic acid, 10 parts oil of cloves, 10 parts oil of lemon peel, 10 parts nitro- benzole, 2li parts aniline dissolved in 1,500 parts of pure alcohol. With this fluid the goods are moderately sprayed with the help of an atomiser. If they a,re kept in tight packages, one spray- ing, we are assured, will suffice for the season. .1,0 Cloths in storerooms will require twice spraying.
KITCHEN HINTS. Tumblers that have contained, milk should be washed in cold water, as washing in hot tends to cloud the glass permanently. A tin cup filled with vinegar and kept at the back of the stove will prevent the smell of cooking pervading the house. Never cook mushrooms a. second time. If this js done they may develop unwholesome and even dangerous qualities. Do not let water taps run all night. Gallons of water are wasted in this way. See that the taps are screwed tight before retiring. When a large quantity of tea. cakes or muffins have to be served buttered, melt sufficient buiier in a flat tin over the fire, and when hot and melted dip each piece of cake or toasted muffin into the butter lightly. The buttering done in this way is quicker and is a much less wasteful method.
DIGESTIVE STIMULANTS. Exclusive diets should be avoided, according to Dr. Sprigg. A true exclusive diet consisting of only one of the three food-stuffs cannot be endured by the (body for long. A mixture of food is required to sustain the tissues amd func- tions in health. The study of the appetite shows us that the appetite and the juice it calls forth are more easily excited by a pleasing- variety of food, and a. diet of this nature is, therefore, indicated. Prolonged meals consisting of a large number of dishes, however, act in the opposite direction, and if repeated often are harmful to the diges- tion. Two or three dishes, well cooked, should ,-fiffi.cienc. for all.. If .the appetite is jaded, the eating of highly- tasting foods, as hors d'oeuvxes, will stimulate the appetite juice, while soup, as we have seen, will call forth the second or chemical flow of juice. In perfect health, such preliminaries to a meal should not be. necessary, unless, indeed, as is doubtless sometimes. the case, it is desired that the appetite be aroused to an unusual degree and the moderate needs of nutrition subordi- nated to the pleasures of the palate. Savouries, again, taken towards the end of a meal, are not necessary for digestion, though pleasant in them.wlv8a.
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Correspondence. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader. Sii- -At a meeting of butchers held in the Upper Rhondda recently, the very high prices now ruling for all classes of dead meat formed the subject of a very animated discussion, and it was felt desirafjle by a number of those present that the public should be informed, through the medium of the Press, of the •scarcity and high prices realised on all butchers' meat and live stock. Cattle are making as much as 43s. per cwt. (live), without freights and inci- dental expenses, in all our big markets to-day, and this works out at about Sid. per lb. When it is considered that the price to the consumer ranges between 6d. to lOd. per lb., it will be seen that the margin of profit left to the retailer, after cutting up his body of beef, at pre- sent retail prices is indeed very small. Pigs are also very dear, as the by- product, viz., bacon and lard will show. Hog pigs are making 5s. Aa. per 8-lb. stone, or 13s. 4d. per score, in Smithfield Market, and even locally up "to 14s. per score is not an unasked figure; on the other hand, the butcher retails his pork at prices ranging from Sid. to lOd. per lb. for best joints. The above figures again show the impossibility of any trader getting a fair profit on his outlay. I' Sheep are also dear, good Tegs making lOd. per lb. live weight; but there is a likelihood of a reduction in the price of lambs, if the weather continues favourable, owing to the fact that grass, which is now very much behind, will come on rapidly.. api Is it any wonder that such associations as Newport, Cardiff, Bristol, and many others—in the heart of agricultural dis- j tricts even-have called their members together, and unanimously agreed to in- crease the price of meat Id. per lb. all- round-an increase which I think is per- fectly justified, as the foregoing will show?—-Yours, &c., ONE AFFECTED.
London Missionary Society
London Missionary Society Annual Meetings of Rhondda Congregational Branch. The annual meetings of the Rhondda Congregational Branch of the London Missionary Society was held at Ebenezer, Tonypandy, on Monday afternoon and evening last, under the presidency of Councillor Thos. Thomas, Ystrad, when a good muster of ministers and laymen were present. After the president's address, the secre- tary (Rev. Penrith Thomas) and the trea- surer (Mr. Nicholas, Blaenrhondda) sub- mitted their reports, which showed that the collections for the year were less than for the previous year. The Rev. Penrith Thomas read a paper dealing with the work of the missions. The. Rev. E. Richards moved a vote of thanks to the secretary, which was secon- ded by Mr. T. Millward, Pentre, and supported by the Rev. W. Justin Evans. The meeting was then adjourned for tea, which was provided by the church. The Rev. E. C. Davies. Ynyshir, opened the evening meeting, after which Welsh and English addresses were given by the Rev. W. Justin Evans, Bromley, London, on missionary work. The speaker, in his Welsh address, emphasised the necessity of placing missionary work before all other things, to enable the spreading of the Gospel throughout the world. The speaker urged the people to support the missionary cause, and thus enable the work to be carried on. Passing to Eng- lish, Mr. Evans appealed to the congre- gation not to think too much or them- selves as churches, but of the necessity of making known the Gospel. A religion gi that remained s-t-agnant was a poor thing, and he again emphasised that the niis- sjonary .work should be put before alt things.