| ft CIREAT FASHION PAGEANT. J§[| fWe are making a dainty, inviting, and very Special Show of Summer Fashions, which is now in fall swing. Everything that is Seasonable and Fashionable \fl MllmWfrJiki at the present moment has been coming to our Showrooms daily for the last few weeks. To-day it is all here. Our programme for the hitsun Trade is undoubtedly 1ft W V\\ f WL, "fL AVH If WWk strongest we have ever prepared. ■ You know our reputation, and know it so well that you look for something better and [^he ^orouch are 1 Wi> 1 a rfe, •X//II IV t and more Ladies are impressed with this fact; more and more they realise that the most exclusive and best lines of everything in DRAPER Y in the borough are £ « 1 « MU 1 d4 I Triumphs, in Newest Modes oin, SttMMRr HnWHS 0<nUSc UtuHuUt!!& r WMHHHUt UUtwHw To offer our Customers. Are Dreams of :1 '0 I Summer The Ch. t tPretThinUmmer The Choicest The veiy best of what the Summer has produced, and some If you know anything Fashions in Costumes and Skirts, WMxtt Taste the keynote of our Millinery Business if you are familiar with the many dainty Blouses and personal attention and a close study of individual Blouse Robes now being shown if you have ideas in season- style are all points which have helped to make US able Coats; if you are fastidious about the Fashion of „ X g the Leading Millinery House. \\V|r Children's Millinery, Coats, and Pelisses, perhaps you will ^00t Wf "ST fflT VVXVNA V test this statement. You can test it by a personal inspection. £ gjB f g g IM>| 1 Matrons should place orders at once for Hats „ Kv\V/ VV r" Just call and look round You wffl not find the co W BUMS g g i J fLT C* //I wanted before Whitsun; you will find a timely Mv VSV^ X place or the ordinary note in any one department of our fflTBf • g • g • H /yg /&/ g surest method of securing one. A\ We are quite as particular on the small things as we are y y^gJ JT ^1^ 9 Come to-day and come early in the day. We are I X on the big things, consequently, for Gloves, Hosiery, Laces, never tCO busy to Study your most minute COm- Belts, Handkerchiefs, Veiling, etc., etc., Ladies come to us mands, but it would be far pleasanter for you because they are sure we are careful in the little things. ^jfgP1*" MFRTHYP and better for US if you can place all instruct Jf&l Bfehni is ,in T C0mfemanyd0fC0^ChTrtVlntkely ILIUIIIA^F ^ng n0W> before the height of the Whitsun rush adds to our burdens.
CHURCH DEFENCE. TIARGE MEETING AT NEW TREDEGAR. THE DISESTABLISHMENT BILI. A largely attended meeting was held on Mon- Say evening at the Workman's Hall, New Tre- degar, in connection with Church defence. The Vicar of New Tredegar (Rev. John Evans) pro- sided, and in his introductory remarks he said it would be cowardly to ailow the Disestablish- ment Bill to go through without a protest at least, and for that reason the meeting had been Called. The church had a strong case, and had IOmething to say for herself on the subject. Mr. Lovatt Fraser said he had come at the request of Mr. Evans to say something about the Bill introduced by the Prime Minister for the disestablishment of the Church in Wales. The Church, fortunately, included men of all shades of opinion. The Bishop of Birmingham Was a Socialist, the Bfahop of Hereford a Lib-1 feral, the Bishop of Manchester a Conservative. The Bill, Mr. Fraser said, contained 52 clauses and 24 pages, and, naturally, went into a num- ber of matters which he could not hope to touch Disestablishment meant, comparatively, little as compared with disendowment, yet it meant that the nation, as such, would cease to reoognise religion in any form, that the law. of the Church would cease to be part of the law of the State, and that the four Welsh bishops, who had sat almost from time immemorial in the House of Lords would cease to sit there. That would not affect the man in the street, nor would the nation be one bit the better for n. The real object of the Bill was disendow- ment. It was the money of the Church which their opponents wanted, and which Mr- Asquith desired to get hold of. The Church possessed' certain property property which could be divided into two classes. In the first class were the fabrics of the Church, its cathedrals, par- ish churches, vicarages, rectories, closed bu- rial grounds—these, Mr. Asquith proposed to have entirely in the hands of the Church as at present. But, in the seoond clasa. was the tithe rent charge and the glebes, which were Tested in the incumbents ot the different par- ishes, and lands which had been bequeathed by Churchmen in the past. Mr- Asquith pro- posed that all property given to the church before the year 1662 should be taken from her, and that all given since that time should re- main. Why Mr. Asquith should have fixed on the year 1662 he (the speaker) did not know. Nothing of any particular importance happen- ed that year. It was the third year of the feign of King Charles II., but it was the year definitely fixed upon by Mr. Asquith, so that tDv farm,* or land, given to the Church in 1661 was to be taken from her. What the principle was in this he could not tell. The next thing to notice was that when the property was taken away from the Church it was to be given to, different bodies. The glebes and burial. grounds were to be handed over to the various local Councils, but the tithe rent charge—the payment made by the landowners annually—■ which originally corresponded to one-tenth of the rewenuie, was to be given to County Coun- cils, and all the other property of the Church was to be given to a new body to be called the Council of Wales. Nothing so stamped this Bill aa bad and pernicious as the objects to which Mr. Asquith proposed to apply the money (applause). It was clear that he vntfited to bribe the oounty and local authorities into supporting the disestablishment and disendow- ment Bill, and thought that by holding out to them the promise of the money for local ob- jects they would support it. The objects pro- posed were nothing less than a bribe to Wales. The erection of cottage hospitals, convalescent homes, parish nurses, institutes, libraries, tech- nical and higher education, were excellent ob- jects in their way-this was why Mr. Asquith had put them in his Bill. But was it hottest? To steal from one and give to another was noae the less robbery, it was untrue to say that the property of the Church was national property. If, continued Mr. Fraser, the pro- perty of the Church was State property, surely some Act of Parliament, some Royal Charter— sorely there must be some statute endorsing the Church? But they would look for such in vain, because the property of the Church was given by Church people for Church purposes, for the service of God, and to take away property ffivon for such service of God was not only rob- ¥>ory, but sacrilege, and profanity, as well (loud Applause). Nonconformist churches also had property. Nonconformists knew that their min- isters could do their work better if they were not worried by money matters. To take away the property of Nonconformist churches would be robbery. It was very unfortunate that the Church should be aimed at at a time when she was doing her best work, Never had there been a time whon the Church was doing better vjork than to-day in Wales. The younger generation were far more in sympathy with tho Church Ju i. -»ir Thomas and his friends were seeing that it was a case of "now or never," and that their chances of disestablishing the Church were vanishing into thin air. Evidence had been given before the Royal Commission of ,s the good work done by Nonconformists, and the statement mado that the Church* was a dwindling minority, but evidence had proved beyond a question that the work done by the Church was of a most excellent character. One remarkable fact brought out at the Commis- sion was that the Calvinistic Methodist denom- ination had not the largest number of com- municants as had been supposed, and not only were thov not the first, but, were the third in the list. The bodv which had the largest num- ber was the Church (applause), with 193,081, and of that number every name and address had been laid before the Commission (applause), and the Nonconformists were at perfect liberty to show, if they could, that any of the names given were not correct. The second lD number were the Congregations-lists with 175,313, and then the Calvinistic. Methodists, with 170,617. .Was it not a pity, the speaker asked, that just when the Church was doing such very good work to bring in a Bill to hamper her and ttop her in her beneficient mission He thought he had said enough to convince them that there was something to be said for the Church, and that the people of Wales should pause before Ithey lent any support to such a Bill for dis-, possessing her of her property-property which had been given to her and used in such an excellent way (laud applause). The Rev. Griffith Thomas then addressed the meeting at great length, which curtailed some- what the opportunity for questions, which the Chairman had invited at the opening of the meeting. After a tribute to the fighting quali- ties of the Welsh race. the speaker said they were fighting the battle which their fathers had fought before them. People had always said more about disestablishment than disendow- ment, but-this Bill had 30 clauses relating to the latter, and only two concerning the former. It showed that it was their money that the Government wanted. There was a flourishing Christian Church in Wales 1,600 years ago; but there was not then a flourishing House of Commons (laughter and applause). The Church taught the first rudiments of law and order. The clergyman did not perform marriages by virtue of any law of the nation, but if, for ex- ample, the firemen of New Tredegar wanted the power of marrying people they would have to fret an Act of Parliament to permit them. Nonconformity was more a State establish- Nonconformity was more a State establish- ment than the Church (applause). Disestablish- ment would not benefit anybody; but it was urged that it would make Churchmen and Non- conformists equal. He challenged them to show any privilege which the Vicar of Tre- degar held over any one in the town. The union of the Church of Wales with that of England was a fact 500 years before there was a single Nonconformist in the country. Referr- ing to the working out of the Act if ^ie Bill passed, the speaker said a capital sum of £ 62,000 would have to be set aside to pay the salaries of the proposed commisioners. There would be two paid commissioners, receiving respectively £ 1,500 and £1,000 a year The third commis- sioner would receive no salary, and no doubt a Churchman would be chosen for that position (laughter and applause). They might well dis- trust the result of handing over the Church's properties to the Councils, after the experience they had had of County Councils in Wales (ap- plause). The speaker also referred to the sums of money received respectively by the Church and Nonconformity from Queen Anne's Bounty from 1703. Whilst the Church had invested the £1,630,000 received by her, and had sometnmg to show for it, the Nonconformists had eaten and drank the £2,889,000 received by them. At the close of the meeting this last remark was protested against by a Nonconformistmin- ister, who asked for an explanation. The Chair- man replied that it was not used offensively at all, ana meant only that the bounty money given to Nonconformist ministers in more or less necessitous circumstances had been used for food and clothing, but the Church had not so used the money received by her. -«
II The Territorials" and Lever Brothers, Limited. Messrs. Lever Brothers' response to Mr. Haldane's appeal to employers of labour is prompt and liberal. Employees who desire to attend the annual camp training are to have their holidays extended! Those who are en- titled to one week's holiday will receive an ad- ditional fortnight, while those who usually have fourteen days' vacation are to be allowed an extra week. The condition is that in each case two weeks out of the three must be devoted to camp training. These concessions also carry with them a substantial monetary allowance,, which is especially favourable to those memt bets of the "Territorials" who are married.
THE SIGN OF THE SEVEN DEVILS. .Not Jong ago a noted physician wrot& to a professional friend, saying: I would rather see a patient with almost any other disease enter my consulting room, than one afflicted with the seven devils of indigestion and dyspepsia." That doctor knew what a sly, destructive disease Indigestion is; how it poisons the blood, starves the nerves, takes the vitality out of man or woman when once it seizes on them. He did not seem to know that Mother Seigel's Syrup cures Indigestion. Yet we have testi- mony in writing from tens of thousands who have prove that it does cure. Read this recent ci^se Having used Mother Seigel's Syrup to cure and prevent Indigestion for something over 20 years, I have no hesitation in strongly recommending it. At the outset I had to fight persistent, obstinate attacks, the result of neglect, that took a little time to cure. But, ever since, I have had no trouble what- ever." The letter is from Mr. Walter De Welford, the well-known manufacturer of photographic materials, at Ilford, Essex. Going further he says The main thing is to, take the Syrup immediately indigestion is suspected. One dose is then ample, and there is no pain. If un- checked, more doses are required, and if neglected too long, the first dose tempor-1 arily increases the pain. At least this is my experience. Indigestion now has no terrors e for me." That is the true theory. Mr. De Welford acts promptly and prevents Indigestion by using Mother Seigel's Syrup. It is a purely, herbal preparation. It tones and strengthens the digestive system-helps the organs to do their natural work-prevents the formation of the poisons which taint the blood and which bring on headaches, constipation, dizziness, loss of sleep and appetite and other miseries that dyspeptics know so well. The 2a. 6d. bottle contains three times as much as the Is. I id. size. Prepared also in Tablet form as Mother Seigel's k Syrup Tablets.Price 2s. 9d.
j Rhymney Valley Group of Schools- I SYMPATHY WITH MR. J. A. THOMAS. 1 GIRL TEACHER WITH EIGHTY-ONE SCHOLARS. The ordinary meeting of the managers of the Rhymney Valley Group of Schools was held at New Tredegar on Monday afternoon. Mr. Rhymney Valley Group of Schools was held at New Tredegar on Monday afternoon. Mr. John Edwards presided, and there were pre-' sent :—Messrs. J7 Jones, William Williams, L. Watikns, W. Nash, W. Price, Rees Harris, N. Phillips, J. "Evans, with Mr. Price (the deputy clerks At the commencement of the proceedings, tho (Chairman referred in sympathetio terIn3 to the absence of Mr. J .A. Thomas by reason of his sudden illness, and moved a resolution ex- pressing the sympathy of the managers with him in his affliction. He was sure all the m«m- bsrs were deeply concerned to hear of his illness, both for personal and public reasons. < He (the Chairman) knew well what good ser) vice he had rendered to Rhymney and the I district for many years, particularly in the cause of education. He hoped that Mr. Tho- mas would soon be restored to health, although. At the tamo time, he understood that his illness 1 was a very serious one.—Mr. W, Nash said he would like to associate himself with the resolu- tion by seconding it. He had known Mr. Tho- mas many years, and had always felt that one of the serious troubles in the passing of the Education Act, under which they were working was that it bad removed such able men as Mr. Thomas, and taken them out of harness by limiting the powers of the managers under the County Education Authority. Mr. J. A. Tho- nim had been a very long time in the valley. and what he had done in the cause of education he felt would never would be as fully appreci- ated as it deserved to be.—Mr. Lewis Watkins said he had the pleasure of being associated with Mr. Thomas on the Bed well ty School Board, and was always struck by the ability he displayed in connection with the cause of edu- cation in the district. They could always get through a great deal of business in a very short time when Mr. Thomas was in the chair, as he I had such a ready and keen grasp of business matters. He had a most kind and sympathetic way with him, and he (the speaker) einoerely hoped that he would recover sufficiently to re- sume his place amongst them. The district could ill afford to lose the services of such a man.—Mr. J. Jones said he had always looked upon Mr. Thomas as a pattern busines.3 man, and the good be had done in Bedwellty, the Rbymney VaJley, and, indeed, the whole of Monmouthshire, was inestiumble.-Tlie motion was unanimously agreed to, and the Clerk in- structed to communicate the vote of sympathy to Mr. Thomas. In consequence of the resignation of Miss Blodwen Lewis, which takes effect at the end of the month, Miss Beatrice Jones, Ab«rbar- goed, was appointed to the Fleur-de-lis School js uncertificated asvisfcant. on the motion of Mr. L. Watkins, seconded by Mr. W. Nash. A letter was read from the Pcngam and Fleur-de-lis Chamber of Trade, calling attention to the need of increased echool accommodation Rt Pen gam, Md pointing out that numbem of children were now exposed to danger by having to cross the Brecon and Merthyr Railway.— -After gome discussion, it was decided to cont- aider the subject of giving up the present chapel vestry, and see what steps shpuld be taken with regard to further accommodation after the holidays- 1. -A.r lU. i 1 1_ J-ne uietrK reported tnat plans had been Passed by the Education Committee for making proper approach to the Cwmsyfiog Infante' School.-—-The Clerk submitted a tatter by the Medical Officer of Health for the coanty, com- plaining of the filthy state in which be found the school conveniences, etc. The CSerk also stated that a letf- had been written to the head teacher informing her that she must re- side in the immediate neighbourhood of the school.—This gave rise to a spirited discussion. —Mr. I. Jones said he did not oompl&in of a regulation by which all teachers should be made to Jive near their schools, but he objected to such applying to one teacher only. There were .several who lived quite as far away from the school a; this particular teacher; indeed, some were living outside the district altorrether.- Mr. John Evans thought that a letter should be sent to the polioe-oonstable requesting him to direct his attention to seeing that the pre- mises were not mischievously injured would have met the case.—Mr. W. Nash moved that the managers should express disapproval of the letter sent to this teacher unless the County Conjmifctee made it apply to all head teachers, He also said that the caretaker should have been communicated with.—Mr. W. Price concurred. —Mr. J. Evans thought that possibly the ab- sence of the teacher was the cause of the evil.— Ald. N. Phillips asked what was the general character of the cleaner.—This enquiry led to a motion being passed, pronosed bv Mr. Rees Harris, and seconded by Ald. Phillips, that the caretaker be given two months further trial.- Mr. W. Price then moved that the managers express their agreement with the principle of te.achers residing near their echook, but were not satisfied that one teacher in particular should be singled out for this.—Mr. I. Jones second- ed, .and it was agreed to. Mr. r. Jones draw attention to the over- crowded state of one of the classes in the Lower Rhymney Mixed School, where he bad found a girl of twenty teaching a class of 81 children. whilst another certificated teacher had a class of only 16. The question as to whether the school was adequately staffed aro?e out of this, but the Clerk explained that the school had seven teachers for an average attendance of 261. It was resolved that certain, of the managers including Mr. r. Jones, should visit the school to inspect the arrangement of the classes. The application of the caretaker of Elliot Town School for an increase of wages was granted, viz., from 92 15s. to £ 3 a month. An application by the New Tredegar Hebrew congregation for the use of the New Tredegar School for teaching Hebrew to children three times a week, was granted on the usual term?, j viz., Sunday mornings from 10.50 to 1.30, and 1 'r-eed*ys «nd Thurgd»y« frqna 6.3Q to 8.30 p.m On the motion of Mr. J. Price, seconded by Ald. N. Phillips, it was decided to close the R.hymney Schools on the day of the National Eisteddfod, thirteen teachers having applied for leave of absence on that day.
=■ ? r New Tredegar Police Court. FRIDAY.—Before Mr. E. Jones Williams, Mr. J. J. Hale, and NIT D. W. Evans. IDEA COAL.—Maud Lewis (13), Pontlottyn, was summoned for stealing coal, value 4d., the property of the Rhymney Iron Company, on April 21at, and Ann Lewis (53), her mother, was summoned for abetting.-fhe mother was, fined 10a., the case against the girl being dis- missed. Ellen Davies (54), Julia Carroll (16), Charlotte Reardon (21). William Carroll (12), and Thomaa Cushion (9), all of Pbnttottytt, were summoned for stealing coal, value 2s. 8d., the property of the Rhymney Iron .Company. on April 29th. Elizabeth Carroll (38) and Ellen Cushion (40), the mothers of the children, were summoned for abetting the offence.—Julia Carroll and Reardon did not appear.—Mrs. Da- vies, who had been previously convicted, was fined 20s., and Mrs. earr(>Ij lo&-Warrants..were issued for the defendants who did not appear. WILLING TO ApoLoo isz. -James Howells (27) and Charles Hall (21), coiliers, of Aberbargoed, were summoned for assaulting Gwilym Hughes. haulier, Aberbargoed, on April 25th.—Mr. T. Phillips, Pengam, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. W. D. R. Lewis, Bargoed, represented the defendants, who expressed their willingness to for anything they had done.—The case was dismissed on this condition, without costs. DBTTNK AND DISORDERLY. A sinker from Aberbargoed, named Charles Hone (36), was fined 10- for being drunk and disorderly on April 24th.- For riotous conduct, the follow- ing fines were imposed: James Evans (38), 001- lier, Aberbargoed, 10s.; Edward Butler (21), collier, Rhymney, 10. BAD LANGUAGE.—Fines of 40s. for the use of obscene language were imposed upon the follow- ing:—John Davies (39), collier, Rhymney; C. Baldwin (40), married, Rhymney, 14 days—J. Gwilym (30), collier, and Gilbert R. Williams, haulier, Aberbargoed. DOG LICENCES.—Margaret Perry (48), widow, New Tredegar, was summoned for keeping a dog without a licence on May 4th, and was fined 7s. 6d. and costs. Fines of 2s. 6d. and costs were imposed upon the following: Idris John Bevan (22). collier, New Tredegar; Tbos. Barrett (30), oollier; John Lewis (46), timber- man, New Tredegar, each of whom had taken out licences 8incethe summonses were ismied.. FIGHTING. Ernest Fisher (20) and Elijah Plummer (21). colliers. New Tredegar, were summoned for committing a breach of the Mines Act by fighting at the pit. head on May 4th.-P.C. Pobinson said he was near theTamp- room when he saw the defendants fighting. He stopped them, and then had no farther trouble with them. There had been me previous dis- pute underground.—Each of the defendants ad- mitted the offence, and were fined 10s. each. TOCtK THE BOLT.—Alfred WynaJt (39), labour- er. BrithdLr, was summoned for stealing an iron bolt. value Is., the property of the Powell Duffryn Company, on May lst.-P.O. Robinson said he saw the defendant leave the colliery with the bolt in his possession.—Defendant was .fined 10s. BREACHES OF FACTORY AcT.John Henry Retford, draper. New Tredegar, was summoned for three breaches of the Factory Act. in em- ploying a woman after hours.—Mr. T. 0. Ed- wards. H.M. Inspector of Factories, prosecuted, and said that it was incumbent upon the trades men to give notice if overtime was worked. In the dress-rnaking room, the assistant inspector found a woman and two girls under the age of 18, at work at 8.30 p.m.; while in the millinery room there was a woman, at work. and no notice Had been given.—In reply to Mr. R. EL Spen- oer, who da&mded, Mr. Davies said that Mr. Retford thought the age limit was 16 years of age. He admitted that notice had been given with regard to the young lady in the dress- making department working after hours.—Mr. Spencer said that Mr. Retford had acted in ignorance with regard to two of the young per- sons, while in respect to the other, it was an urgent case, and the young lady was putting feathers on a hat.-Detendant was fined 10s. in each case.
Eczema Twenty Years. t Never Without Irritation-Was Told He Could not be cured-Pain and Burning Barred Sleepr-Economicall, Cured by Cuticura. "It is now nearly twenty years since I was fit attacked with weeping eczema on the leg. just above the ankle, which the doctors in- formed me I should never get rid of. During that time I have never known what it is to be without irritation. The last attack which lasted for nearly three months was the worst of alL I could get no ease or sleep at night through the agony. I underwent treatment by a doctor but could get no relief, so left off going. The pain was so intense towards night that I could scarcely walk home and the burning sensation when in bed was intolerable. I began to feel quite weak for want of proper rest. My daughter mentioned a man who had an attack of eczema and after spending a lot with doctors, etc., was perfectly cured after using one set of the Cuticura Remedies. So I sent for a set (consisting of Cuticura Soap, Ointment and Resolvent Pills) and after using them the first time I had a good night's sleep and from that time have entirely lost the pain. The sores healed up and I continued the Cuticura Ointment for about a fortnight longer and the eczema has entirely disappeared. I have at least two-thirds of the Ointment left. S. C. Markquick, 90, Albert Road, Leyton, London, N.E., England, June 16 and July 1908,
f DER!. You should come and see T. Fine and Co.'s new premises; the finest shops in Wales. Special display on Saturday next of high-class Men's and Boy's Clothing, Boots and Shoes, at moderate prices.EP. FINE & Co., Pontlottyn. UNITED CHORAL SOCIETY.—At a meeting of this Society, Mr. Thomas Thomas presiding, it was unanimously decided to contribute B5 to- wards the funds of the Eisteddfod Finance Com- mittee. PREACHING SERVICES.—The annual preaching services were held at the English Baptist Chapel, on Sunday and Monday, when the Rev. D. J. Davids, Gelli, and the Rev. J, Thomas, Pontypool, preached eloquent sermons to large congregations. In the afternoon the Rev D. Islwyn Richards, pastor, preached a powerful Welsh aermon, which was greatly Appreciated by a large congregation. The singing was under the conductorship of Mr. D. R. Thomas, A.C. (precentor), and was of a very high stand- ard. Mr. D. Thonus presided at the organ. AccmB"A serious accident betel a young I man named Bert Watkins, residing at Bail By- street, whilst following his employment as an haulier at the Groesfaen Collierv. It is sup- posed that he was driving a tram of coal down a gradient, when his foot, by some means, be- came entangled in a sleeper on the railroad and before he could release hims >'f from his pe •! ous position, he was severely crtubed between the tram and the sides of the road, sustaining internal injuries of a very serious nature. The injured man is making satisfactory progress under the treatment of Dr. W. W Tuner. OBITUARY.—The death of Mr. Thomas Har- ris, New-road, at the early age of 23, after an illness extending over six days, has cast a gloom over the locality. Deoeased was taken ill sud- denly whilst at work, and the attack rapidly developed into pneumonia. Despite unceasing medical attention, deceased succumbed on Thursday afternoon last. He was noted as one of the finest pedestrians in the district, and was a prominent member of the Deri Juniors F.CL, for which team he played up to the end of the season, when he scored the winning points against Abercynon. The workmen at the Dar- ran Colliery abandoned work early in the day to pav their last tribute of respect to the de. parted. The funeral took place on Monday, for interment at Pant Cemetery. The large cor- tege which assembled testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held by his comrades and friends. At the graveside an impressive service was conducted by Mr. John Dorsett, Wesleyan Superintendent. The members if the Deri Footbsl; Club wore white armlets, and walked immediately before the ooflan. Mem- bers of the loca.1 lodge of the Bristol and South Wales Operatives and Provident Society, of which the defeased was a member, were also present. The Deri Wesleyan United Choir sang appropriate hymns en route to the cemetery. X KMJJYS I A1- ±\ L L-IW .aJ W .a.Vl O" semblv Rooms, on Wednesday evening last, Mr. T. H. Long, secretary of the Deri Brass Band, was presented with an enlarged black and white framed photograph of himself, in- scribed as follows: "Presented to T. H. Lonsr in recognition of valuable services rendered as secretary to the Deri Prize Brass Band, 1899-1909." There was a large company pro sent, and Mr. W. J. Powell (bandmastert pre- sided. He said they had met to honour ClI!\ of their most faithful and cotwcisntious Vork- ers. He hoped Mr. Long's series wmjld be retained for a number of years yet. There was not a more tactful and enterprising secretary in the district, and he trusted that small token of esteem would remind llim of his happy con- nection with the band. The toasj,. "The Band," was proposed by the chairman, and received with enthusiasm. Subsequently, a musical pro- gramme was proceeded with, to which tin.1 fol- lowing contributed: Selection by the baid èn. titled, "Veksta," conductor, Mr. W. J. p>well. which wis greatly appreciated; instrumental solo, Mr. Archie Willie; 6tump oratories Mr. Albert Williams; instrumental quartette, Messrs. R. John (cornet), Archie Williams (bu- gle), T. R. Long (horn), and W. Powell (eupho- nium) comic song, "John Willie, come home," Mr. Geo. Formby. Mr. W. J. Foley (treasurer of the band) made the presentation on behalf of his colleagues and bandsmen, and referred I in eulogistic terms to the cha "acteristics and qualities of Mr. Long as scribe.—Mr. Long suitably responded. The next item was a trom- bone solo by Mr. Albert Williams entitled, "Lakes of Killarney," followed by an instru- mental duet by Messrs. D. Owen and R. John, "Larboard Watch." Excellent selections were given on the phonograph, which was manipu- lated by Messrs. W. Tovey and Henry Huff ton. PROPOSED EISTEDDFOD.—On Thursday even- ing last at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, 'an en- thusiastic meeting was held in connection with the proposed Eisteddfod, the funds of which are to be devoted to the erection of a work- men's hall and institute in the place. A com- munication was read from the Rev. H. B. Tho- mas (Tabernacle), chairman of general commit- tee, stating that he had definitely decided to resign the position as chairman owing to ill- health, and this announcement was received with general regret. The Rev. D. Islwyn Rich- ards was unanimously appointed chairman in his place, and was voted to the chair. Reports were read from the musical and literary sub- committees, and were accepted as satisfactory. It was decided to hold the event on August 30th next, and to advertise same in the local newspaper. The secretary informed the meet- ing that- he had interviewed Mr. James Ed- wards, Deri Farm, and asked for permission to hold the Eisteddfod on the Deri Fields, and he consented. A hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded Mr. Edwards for his kindness and gen- erosity in placing at the disposal of the Eistedd- fod Committee his electric installation, gratis, which could be utilised for lighting np purposes in the marquee, during the proposed cinamato- graph exhibition, which is to be held after the Eisteddfod proceedings. The selection of mn. sical adjudicators was deferred until the next meeting. The question of again canvassing the district was brought forward, and canvassers were selected for the respective districts. Mr. J. James (secretary) stated that nearly JE50 had already been collected, and he was sure that a 1 larger amount could be collected. A donation of ten guinea" has been received from Dr. W. W. Turner, who disp.laye lss§P joteregt d eA. ihusiasm in Eisteddfod matters; also a fur- her donation was received from the Rev. T. Richards (Vicar of Bargoed). The following Eisteddfod officials were proposed: Conductor, VIr. W. T. Bowen, M.E., Bargoed (general nanager for the Rhymney Iron and Coal Co.); )resident, Mr Saunders (secretary of the Rhym- ley Iron and Coal Co.); vice-presidents, Dr., Mansell, Tirphil; Dr. Richards, Hengoed; Ikmn. John Edwards, Deri; Mr. David Lewis, 1.E., Pengam; Mr. Walter Lewis, miners igent, Bargoed; • Mr. John James, school- master; and Mr. W. J. Thomas (the respective lecretaries).
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HENGOED POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.—Before Col. H. E. Morgan Lindsay (in the chair) and Mr. E. W. M. Corbett. y FURTHER PROOF NECESSARY:—Arthur Smith (31), collier, Pengam, was summoned by Eliza- beth Morgan, married woman, Bargoed, to show cause, etc.—The Chairman and Clerk pointed out that it would be neoessary for com- plainant to bring witnesses to prove they had not seen her husband for two years.—This com- plainant said she would be able to do, and the Bench told her that the case would be dis- missed, but that she would be able to take out a fresh summons and have it heard again. VAItIOUS.-Allen Jacobs (45), carpenter, Nel- son, was charged with furious driving in Com- mercial-street, Nelson, on the 1st of May.—P.C. Archibald said he saw defendant about 11.15 on Saturday night, driving recklessly, when there wore many people in the street.—P.S. Jones oorroborated.-The defendant was cautioned by the Chairman, and the case dismissed.——Thos. Richards (40), oollier, and John Williams (17), coUier, Pengam, were charged with playing pitch and tosa in the street on the 2nd of May. —P.C. Folland proved the case, and. defendants were fined 2s. each.For a similar offence, Arthur Sheppard (23), collier, Bargoed, was similarly fined, but John Smith, who did not appear, was fined 5s. IXCORRIGIBLB.—John Henry Weaver (13), A sdioolboy, Aberbargoed, was charged with steal- ing the sum of four-pence from a little boy named Ivor George Withers, of Bargoed.—P.C. Thomas stated that the boy was brought by Mr. Withers to the pol-ice-station about nine o'clock on the 7th of May, and charged with the offence, and admitted that he had taken the money and spent a halfpenny of it, the re- maining 3id. being found in his pocket.-The father of defendant said he wanted the Bench to make an order to put the boy away as he could do nothing with him. He scaroely saw him from the beginning to the end of the week, and the more he thrashed him, the worse he was.-The Chairman said this offence would have to bs dealt with under the First Offenders Act and dismissed, but if the boy was brought up again, the Bench would be able to deal with him in the way suggested. HIGH TmmvLtTru.-B. H. ffier, baker, of Yetrad Mynacfo, was summoned by Emily Long- mead, widow, Hengoed, for using abusive lan- guage on the 31st of March. Qpmplainant stated that on the day mentioned, defendant came to her house and asked to see Mrs. Jones (complainant's daughter), who owed defendant an account. Witness told him that she had gone to Bargoed to do some shopping, and then be used very abusive language. Exam- ples of expressions alleged against the defend. ant were given, and witness said that they made her so iU that sha had to send for Dr. Richards, and when he arrived, her tempera- ture was 101.—Witness was cross-examined by Mr. J. H. Thomas, who appeared for the de- fence, with the result that an error in date was admitted. Witness also admitted that defend- ant in February declined to supply her daugh- ter with more bread until something was paid off the account. Something was paid off. and the supply was renewed. On the 20th March, her daughter promised to pay more on the fol- lowing Monday. Asked whether she had been prompted or advised to take out this summons witness said "No."—Emily Langford, a neigh- bour, deposed that she heard defendant call complainant a cow.—Mr. Thomas said this was a trumped-up case in order to prevent County Court proceedings. Instead of insulting the complainant when he called on the Monday as arranged, the complainant had assaulted him. —Defendant went into the witness-box, and said that when he called as arranged for a portion of his account, the compplainant said that if she, had a bucket full of sovereigns, she would not pay him, and called him a "dirty scamp," threw a mat at him. and hit him in the mouth. He called on the 17th of April again for an, account of £1 lis. 9d. owing. Since then he had been visited by a Bolioitor, who shook hands with him and asked him how he was, and said, '1 have a letter for you; I am Mr. of The letter was then handed to him, and after reading it, he gave it back to the solicitor, who asked him what he was going to do about it. Witness said, "Nothing." The solicitor sa d. "I think it. would be to your advantage to settle it." Witness told him then to get away; he would have nothing to do with him.—The Bench, after hearing tWo defendant's evidence, dismissed the case, as they said it had not been satisfactorily proved. —————————
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