BAD LEGS and How to Cure Them. Old Sores or Bad Legs are technically known as Varicose Ulcers. They are due to the bursting of Varicose Veins—generally of those who do much standing—and are difficult to heal by ordinary means. They fester, and often cover the whole leg from ankle to knee with sores. Griffiths' EXAMOINT is an Ointment specially prepared for healing diffi- cult cases such as these. It is a much more power- ful healer than any ordinary Ointment, and will cure this complaint even if it has lasted for twenty years. FOR ALL Festering Skin Diseases and Sores it is an unfailing specific, and never fails to dry the sore and build new, healthy skin. The Unfailin- PFRI Examoint Healer, I s. I;ox. Healer, nox. FROM THE SOLE MANUFACTURER— Alfred Griffiths M.P.S., Pharmacist, 43, Commercial St. & 56 High St., MAESTEG. NOTICE. Mr. ALFRED GRIFFITHS, M.P.S., OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN, Attends at his Sight Testing Rooms at 43, Commercial Street, Maesteg, daily from 10 to 6 (Wednesdays excepted), Eyes Tested Free.
Old Lady (to new curate): Ah, sir, we do enjoy your sermons. They are so instructive. We never knew what sin was until you came to the parish." Maud: "A fellow with a past is always the most interesting kind. Don't you think so?" Sally: "Well, no. I'm looking for one with a future." "Does your wife nag you as much as ever?" No; someone's told her her mouth looks like a cupid's bow when it's closed, and she hardly op-epe it now."
♦ LITTLE BOYS IN GARTH PUBLIC- HOUSE. Evan Thomas, licensee of the Maesteg Inn, Garth, was charged at Bridgend Police-court on Saturday with allowing a child named Idris Thomas to be in the bar of his premises. Mr H. J. Randall defended, and Mr. D. Llew- ellyn- watched- the case on behalf of the Aber- garw Brewery Company. P.S. Rees Davies stated that on Monday, the 19th July, he visited the Maesteg Inn. He opened the door leading to the bar, and there saw three small boys sitting on a form facing the bar counter, viz., Philip Ivor Thomas, aged 5 years, son of the licensee; Stanley Davies, aged 3 years; and Idris. Thomas, aged 4 years 3 months. There were five men in the bar drinking, and inside the counter was a young girl named Eliza Jane Thomas, about 16 years of age, in the a.ct of supplying two half-pints of beer to two cus- tomers. He told the girl to call her mis- tress, who was in the kitchen immediately be- hind the bar. She went to the kitchen door, and said, "There is a policeman' here about the children." When Mrs. Thomas came he asked her why she allowed three children to be in the bar, and she replied, "I did not know they were here." By Mr. Randall He did not see the child- ren enter the house. One was the son of the landlord, and the other two the children of neighbours. A notice of the provision of the Children Act was hung up in the bar. For the defence, evidence was given by William Arthur Long, of Llwydarth-road, and Samuel Henry Emanuel, of Maesteg, who were in the bar on the morning in question, to the effect that the children were playing on the door step and entered the bar imme- diately before the police sergeant and before there was time to turn them out. Mrs. Thomas said she did not know the children were in the bar until called at the request of Sergt. Davies. In reply to Supt. Menhinick, witness said the girl behind the counter was not a barmaid, but a friend. Mr. Randall, addressing the Bench, said one could not in a court of law criticise the wisdom of the Legislature, but this case was a comment on what Parliament had done. These children were playing about outside the house for an hour, and what was more natural than that the licensee's child should go in- side and be followed by his companions. He asked the Bench to give the defendant the benefit of sub-section 3 of the Act, which stated that the licensee should be fined "un- less he shows that he used dine diligence to prevent the child being admitted to the bar." The Bench dismissed the case on payment of the costs—8s. The Chairman (Mr. R. W. Llewellyn) said there had been very few of these cases so far. It did not appear that in this case the child belonging to1 the house had been warned', as he should have been, not to bring other children into the bar.
MR. HARTSHORN & COAL OYINERS 4 RESIGNATION FROM THE CONCILIA- TION BOARD. ALLEGED BREACH OF AGREEMENT. MASTERS' SIDE ATTACKED. The question of the resignation from the South Wales Coal Conciliation Board of Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, Maesteg, was raised at a meeting of the Executive Council of the Miners' Federation, on Saturday. The dis- cussion of it was postpon-ed pending a meet- ing of the Conciliation Board to-day (Friday). Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, interviewed as to the reasons for his resignation, said: "It is due to the action of the management of the Cwmavon Colliery, owned by Messrs. Bald- wins. Ltd., and the matter goes back some time. The management of this colliery gave no- tice to two men for having ridden out from their working places at the face on the trams. At a meeting which I had with the manage- ment a number of the workmen gave evidence that it had been a practice at this colliery to ride out in this way for a long time. The management thought the practice was dan- gerous, and I offered that if they would re- instate these two men I would undertake that the practice would be discontinued, and that if any man did afterwards ride out on the trams he should be dismissed summarily. Mr. G. E. Llewellyn, the agent of the company, refused, however, to reinstate the men under any consideration. The matter came before the Conciliation, Board, and though the workmen's representatives thought my offer to the company was fair, the owners' side upheld! Mr. Llewellyn in his re- fusal to agree to it. That was the reat be- ginning of the present trouble. The workmen at the colliery were exas- perated1 at what they regarded as unjust and drastic treatment, and they tendered notices, which in due time expired. The colliery was idle for two months. During that time the two men who had been dismissed joined, in the opening of a small level. We then sug- gested to Mr. Llewellyn that as the two men had now got employment elsewhere the work- men might be allowed to return to work on the same conditions that prevailed before the stoppage. This was agreed to by Mr. Llew- ellyn, and there was a further understanding that all the men—with the exception of the two dismissed1—should have their old places as soon as these were ready. In accordance with this agreement all the men were taken on again, with the exception of one man, who was refused work by the management on the ground that he also had ridden on trams. It appeared that the man- agement had' given this man notice the same day as the general body of the workmen teiir- de'red their notices, but throughout their ne- gotiations with me the company had not men- tioned1 a word about him. When it was found that this man would not be given work, the rest of the men stopped' and communicated with me. I told them that they must return to work at once, for I had no doubt that Mr. Llewellyn would .abide by the terms of our understanding and give the man his place. But when the mat- ter was brought before Mr. Llewellyn he up- held the manager, and refused' absolutely to reinstate this man. "The case was brought before the Concili- ation Board, and the owners again supported Mr. Llewellyn against the whole of my col- leagues and myself, and in* consequence I re- signed my seat on the Conciliation Board as a protest against such high-handed conduct. What I feel is that the owners' side of the Conciliation, Board are prepared to uphold any unfair and harsh treatment of the men provided that those responsible for such harsh treatment say they do it in the interests of discipline. I am not going to take part in the pro- ceedings of the Board unless the owners are prepared to see that agreeements are kept, and that there shall be no injustice in the name of .so-called discipline. I know that discipline must be maintained in the collier- ies, and I contend that the arrangement I made with Mr. Llewellyn provided1 that disci- pline should be maintained: in this part of the mine. The coalowners will find that they are in for trouble in all directions, if, by the high- handed methods of individual owners, they drive the men's leaders to cut themselves adrift from the Conciliation Board. If the owners will not observe understandings neither shall we."
Life is a hurdle race in which a lot of us jump at conclusions. "Hcnpeck tells his wife everything that he does." "Yes; and he does everything that she tells him." She didn't speak to her husband for six months." "My! It must have been very un- comfortable." "Yes—for her. Editcv: "I like the last verse of your poem the hest." Poet: "Ah! And why?" Editor: Well, principally because it is the last." Waiter: "Gent near the window ordered fish, and it smells a bit. What shall I do?" Pro- prietor: "Serve it up when 111 motor passes." Tom: "Just saw Mise Welloph on the street and lifted my hat." Dick: "And did she re- spond?" Tom: "Yes. She lifted her nose." Ethel: "But why does your father object to 11Ïm? Edith: "Oh, just so that he can say: •'I told you so,' after we are'married, I suppose." Claude (earnestly): "Am I the first man you ever loved?" Maud: "Why, certainly. How strange men are! They all aek me that question." She: "How did he make his money? I always heard he was a wild youth." He: "Oh, he har- vested his wild oats, and made a new breakfast food."
MAINTENANCE OF PAUPER LUNATICS. THE MEAT CONTRACT. The fortnightly meeting of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, Mr. J. I. D. Nicholl, J.P. (Me'r- thyrmawr), presiding. Mr. T. J. Job was in the vice-chair. RELIEF. The Clerk (Mr. R. Harmar Cox) reported that during the week ended July 16th, 1,463 outdoor paupers were relieved at. a cost of jE235 4s. 10d., as compared with 1,308 at £ 213 5s. Id. in the corresponding period of last year, and, in the week ended July 23rd, 1,489 at £ 233 17s. 6d., compared with 1.286 at £ 215 Is. 7d. last year. The vagrants relieved at the House during the fortnight totalled 271, and those at the lodging houses at Cow- bridge, Bridgend, and Maesteg, 536. PAUPER LUNATICS. A letter, was read from Mr. Hugh Davies, clerk to the Committee of Visitors of the County Asylums, explaining that the reason for the increase in, the cost of maintenance of pauper lunatics (from 9s. 7-J-d. to 9s. lid.) was that the price of flour was 5s. more per sack for the present quarter, involvino- an extra expenditure of JE500 per annum. The state of the balance of the maintenance fund would not at present permit of this additional cost without further increasing the rate of maintenance. Mr. Davies further pointed' out that the reason which called for the increase in the rate in January (from 9s.0.id. to 9s. 7j-d.) was the increase in the amount paid and payable in rates consequent upon the new county val- uation, amounting to £1,500 annually, and the increased charge to be paid for electric current, amounting to about jE300 a year. This additional permanent expenditure was immediate in its effects upon the asylum funds, but- the additional income received to date, and which was intended to meet these heavy charges wa.s very small and any further increase in expenditure, over which the com- mittee had absolutely no control, could only be met by a further increase in the rate cf maintenance. The rate had varied from +ime to time since 1904, when it was 9.4 per head per week, which was charged' for nearly three years. The Chairman I am afraid we can do -no- thing to check this increase. Mrs. Richards (Pontycymmer) said she be- lieved the rate at Bridgend compared favour- ably with that of other institutions. The Chairman: It used to be a shilling a. week cheaper. HOLIDAYS. Dr. Mellor, Cowbridge; Dr. E. J. Parry. Pontycymmer, and Dr. T. Jones, Tondu, ap- plied for their usual leave of absence, which was granted. THE MEAT CONTRACT. Mr. E. Hopkins, contractor for the supply of meat to the Workhouse, wrote that the contents of the Clerk's letter (that the quality of meat supplied was stated to be inferior) had very much surprised him, as he had, ample evidence to provo that the meat sup- plied by him was of thoroughly good qualify, and quite in accordance with the terms of the contract. As to the Board getting meat else- where and charging him the difference, he thought, under the circumstances, that he would be quite prepared for the consequences. The Chairman said the members would re- collect that at the last meeting, after the Board had adopted a resolution to complain of the meat supplied, two members of the Board, who were farmers, asserted that the meat was of good quality. Rev. T. B. Phillips (Tylagwyn), who is the chairman of the House Committee, said he would b^pleased if those members would go and see the meat oftener. Even that day the master had been supplied with officers' meat which contained 21b. or 31b. of suet. This was not the first time that the committee had complained of the quality of the meat, and h? believed the real evil lay in the fact that the contractors thought any kind of provi- sions would do for the Guardians. Rev. Eynon Lewis, proposing that the mat- ter be referred to the House Committee, said there was no doubt that the butchers ten- dered too cheaply, thinking that they could deal with the Guardians differently to an ordinary individual. Mr. F. Cox (Ogmore Vale) seconded. The Vice-Chairman proposed as an amend- ment that the Contracts Committee consider the matter, pointing out that the whole ques- tion turned on the terms of the contract, which were so vague. There had been a complaint as to the amount of bone supplied with the meat to the House. Mr. W. Griffiths (Blaengarw) seconded the amendment, which was opposed by Mr. D. Jones (Porthcawl) and Colonel Turbervill. The amendment was defeated, and after further discussion, the Board' adopted a mo- tion by Mr. D. H. Price (Kenfig Hill) to ap- point a special committee to examine the meat and report. In the course of the discussion, Mr. J. G. Loveluck (Llangewydd) said it was a serious matter for the meat contractor, whose busi- ness was being d'amaged as the consequence of these complaints. He thought he could speak with some amount of confidence as to the quality of meat, and he did not hesi- tate to say that the beef supplied in the pre- vious week was of excellent quality, and as good as could be purchased in the town. The following were appointed to form the committee: Messrs. J. G. Loveluck, Thomas Davies (Maescadlawr), Wm. Griffiths (Blaen- garw), David Jones (Porthcawl). Evan Morgan (Bettws), and the Rev. T. B. Phillips. Reporting on "behalf of the committee at a later stage. Rev. T. B. Phillips said the com- mittee recommended the Board' to allow the matter to drop, and that the master be re- quested to give his orders for selected joints not later than Thursday in each week. The master, he said. had admitted that as a rule lie did not place his orders until Saturday morning, which made it difficult for the butcher to supply him with the meat or- dered. Mr. D. Jones seconded the motion, which was carried. COTTAGE HOMES BAND. The secretary of the Porthcawl branch of the Young Helpers' League of Dr. Barnardo's Hornet applied tht the Cottage Homes Band should be allowed to play in the carnival pro- cession on Wednesday, August 11th. Mr. T. J. Job proposed that the applica- tion be granted, the expenses of the boys only to be charged. This was agreed! to. NEW BOAitD ROOM. The Chairman stated that the Workhouse Alterations Committee had met the architect to the Local Government Board (Mr. Kitchen) and the Poor Law Inspector for Wales and Monmouthshire (Mr. Hugh Williams) with re- ference to the proposed new Board-room and Offices. The representative of the Board ap- proved of the form which, it was proposed, the buildings should take, but they suggested one or two possible economies, and a revised plan would probably be laid before the Guard- ians at their next meeting. PROPOSED PRIZE DAY. The Cottage Homes Committee recommen- ded that a. prize day be instituted at the Cot- tage Homes, and that the Board contribute k3 from the rates towards the fund. Proposing the adoption of the report, Mr. D. Jones said it was proposed to give prizes for the best conduct, for bread making, knit- ting, sewing, etc. The committee were given to understand that there were already prize days at some Homes. The motion was carried nem. con. THE OFFICE STAFF. A special committee appointed to report on the office work pointed out the increase in the work, and recommended; that a junior clerk be appointed at a commencing wage of 6s. per week. Mr. J. Watts (Maesteg) remarked that the work was almost insurmountable for the pre- sent staff, and Mr. D. H. Price (Kenfig Hill) said that the staff was smaller than that at other Unionis of similar size. The recommendation, was carried.
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RELEASE OF SUFFRAGETTES. Four Suffragettes, Miss Burley, Mrs. Mac- kenzie, Miss Semple, and Miss Johnstone, members of the Women's Freedom League, who were sentenced to three weeks' imprison- ment for obstructing the police in Downing- etreet, were liberated from prison on Saturday. At Thames Police court on Saturday twelve women, charged with disorder and ob- struction in connection with the Suffragist disturbances at the Limehouse meeting ad- dressed by Mr. Lloyd-George on Friday night, were sentenced, in default of paying fines or finding sureties, to terms of imprison- ment ranging from two months to fourteen days. One girl was sentenced to a day's im- prisonment only on account of her youth.
TRAPPED BY THE DENTIST. A respectable looking individual called to see a dentist on Saturday in the Rue Hermel, says a Paris correspondent. He was shewn into the waiting-room, and told that Dr. Papon would see him in a few minutes. The dentist was attending another case, but glancing through the open door he caught sight of the man removing various silver ornaments about the room and conveying them to his pockets. He was about to leave the room when the dentist requested him to come in and be seated. His teeth appeared to be in excellent condition, but Dr. Papon informed him that to avert serious conse- quences he would have to undergo a painful ordeal for which he must take gas. The patient was much distressed, but without further ado Dr. Papon administered a power- ful narcotic and then sent for the police. The man was removed, and woke up a couple of hours later in his prison cell.
DEATH OF GENERAL ROWLANDS. V.C. General Sir Hugh Rowlands, V.C., died on Saturday at Plastirion, near Carnarvon, at the age of eighty. He was rewarded with the Victoria Cross for gallantry in saving an offi- cer's life in the battle of Inkerman. He was at one time Lieutenant of the Tower of Lon- don. His last appointment was the command of the troops in Scotland., General Rowlands is survived by Lady Rowlands and three daughters.
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If you can't wear a crown, you can wear good boots: Then try Dunn's, 142 Commer- cial-street, Maesteg. Scholastic.-MIr. Bwen C. McPherson, younger son of Mr. W. McPherson, M.I.M.E., chief engineer, North's Navigation Company, has been successful in passing the matricula- tion examination of the University of Lon- don. Little Folk at Play."—The Bethania Band of Hope Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. William Davies, gave a second perform- anct of "The Little Folk at Play" at the Town-hall on July 28th. Mr. W. Job pre- sided, and' Miss Nellie James accompanied. A.C.—The many friends of Messrs. Hopkin Hopkins, of Ardwyn House, and Daniel Morris, of Union-street, both of Nantyffyllon, will be glad to learn that they have passed a recent examination of the Tonic-solfa College of Music, entitling them to use the initials A.C'. after their names. Octogenarian's Death.-The funeral took place on the 28th July of Mrs. Mary Davies, of Castle-street, at the advanced age of 80 years. The deceased, who was an old in- habitant of the town, was held' in high es- teem. She was a faithful member at Car- mel Congregational Church, and' up to very recently attended divine worship regularly. The funeral was well attended, the interment being at Llangynwyd. The Rev. W. R. Bowen, of Carmel, officiated. Obituary.—The death occurred at midnight on July 29th of Mrs. Rees, wife of Mr. Benja- min Roes, boot shop, Caerau, at the age of 40 years. The deceased had been ill only a little over a week, and the news of her death cast quite a gloom over the district of Caerau. She was a member of Penuel Calvinistie Methodist Chapel, and was very much re- spected for her kind disposition by all who came in contact with her. Widespread sym- pathy is felt for Mr. Rees in his hour of be- reavement. Town Hall.—Mr. Gray Langton presented the well-known actor, Mr. Charles Carte, as "Copeau" in "Drink," on Monday night. Mr. Carte gave a fine rendering of the part. To-night and Saturday are the last two nights of the performance at Maesteg. Next Monday night, Mr. F. H. Fortescue presents an entirely new show in Across the Fron- tier." The cast is one of the strongest, and includes Mr. F. H. Neville and Mr. J. Sodan, supported by a strong company. In the second part musical specialities are intro- dticc,d, and the whole will go to make one of the finest shows that has ever visited Maes- teg. The curtain now rises nightly at 7. Wedding.—A pretty wedding was solem- nised at the Roman Catholic Church on July 29th, the contracting parties being Mr. J. Dewarty and Miss Ma.ry Keane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keane, of Bridgend-road. The church was nicely decorated for the occasion, and a large number of friends were present to witness the ceremony, which was per- formed by Father Maurice Kelly. The bride, who was prettily attired', was given away by her brother, Mr. J. A. Keane. Mr. Patrick Dewarty, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and the bride was attended by Miss Dewarty. After the ceremony the wedding party were entertained to breakfast by Mr. and Mrs. Knowles, West-street. The newly- wedded; couple left soon after for Weston for the honeymoon. The presents were numer- ous. Sunday School Demonstration.—The an- nual Sunday School demonstration was held in favourable weather on Monday, and was attended by hundreds of scholars from differ- ent schools in the valley. For the purpose of the demonstration the schools are divided into four sections, and1 all assembled' near the Town-hall, where Mr. Arthur John, of Bridge Street, conducted the singing. The grand marshalls were Messrs. Jacob Jenkins, Bank- street, and' W. Job, Llynfi Lodge. After the parade, tea was provided and partaken of at each place of worship, and games of various kinds' were also indulged' in. In the even- ing entertainments were held, when the child- ren and adult members of the Sunday Schools took part in solos, recitations, and choruses. The weather being fine, the children presen- ted quite a pretty appearance in their white and coloured dresses. The whole day was enjoyably spent. PROF'OSED COTTAGE HOSPITAL. Mr. Thomas Rees, Garnhvyd (chairman), presided over a meeting of the Maesteg Horse Show Committee at the White Lion Hotel on July 28th, when the question of the proposed Cottage Hospital was discussed. The Chair- man pointed out that sums of money had been subscribed towards this object, and1 were held in the hands of the promoters pend- ing the formation of the Cottage Hospital fund. The sum of one hundred guineas had' been voted by the Horse Show Committee. t32 raised from an entertainment promoted by Mr. White at the Market Place, jE98 by the Police authorities, zC40 proceeds of Miss J. R. Morgan's children concert, JE10 by the Glamorgan Public-house Trust. These. amounts were ready to put into a fund. After some discussion it was decided to con- vene a public meeting of the various interests in the valley, the 3rd week in September, to go into the matter thoroughly, and make the necessary arrangements.
PRESENTATION TO CHOIRMASTER. .4.—. BAND OF HOPE CONDUCTOR AT 16. On Monday evening a very interesting pre- sentation. meeting was held at Canaan Welsh Congregational Chapel, when Mr. David Watkins, the choirmaster, was made the re- cipient of valuable gifts in recognition of his long and faithful services at Canaan and Carmel. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins were pre- sented with an address and their photographs and Mr. Watkins with a handsome pendant and a purse of gold. Mr. D. J. Thomas, assistant schoolmaster, Plasnewydd Boys' School, presided, and the chapel was packed. In his opening remarks, the Chairman said lie pleased to see such a crowd of hearty sympathisers with the ob- ject of the meeting. It proved that the pre- sentations were deserved. Mr. Watkins had been brought up at Carmel, and he was ap- pointed conductor of the Band of Hope when; only 16 years of age. He laboured hard with the children for years, and was quite a-suc- cess in that capacity. Some time later, the church was deprived of their organist, and in the final selection Mr. Watkins was chosew by a large majority of the members present to be organist. He set his shoulder to the wheel, and worked assiduously, proving him- I MR. DAVID WATKINS. I self in a very short period a very capable or- ganist. He was soon afterwards appointed choirmaster and conductor of the congrega- tional singing, which duties he carried out with much credit to himself and satisfaction to the church. He persevered with the study of music, devoted much of his time to learn- ing, passed the -advanced certificate of the Tonic Solfa College in 1893, and in the year 1900 won the three year summer terms scho- larship in: connection with the college. Since then, Mr. Watkins had devoted much of his time to the improvement of the singing of the sanctuary, and to performing oratorios and other musical compositions. He was a tasteful composer, and his favourite compo- sition, The Christian's March" had popular- ised his name through Wales. The beautiful strains in this hymn tune had found a place in almost every Cymanfa programme in con- nection with the denomination. Mr. Wat- kins had conducted several cantatas and ora- torios. The Rose Queen," The Lily Bell," and David, the Shepherd Boy" were some of the cantatas, and Handel's "Messiah." "Judas Maccabeus," and Mendelssohn's Elijah" were some of the oratorios per- formed under his baton, with full orchestra. These performances had been the means of raising large sums of money for the benefit of the church. The choir was now rehears- ing Spohr's "Last Judgment," and Rossini's "Stabat Mater." Addresses were also given by Messrs. W. Jury, D. Thomas, Thomas Thomas. E. T. Petty, Rev. D. Johns, Messrs. John Evans, D. Evans, D. Phillips (Llanelly), D. Rees, D. J. Thomas, and Ebenezer Thomas. Solos and diietc4 were sung by Messrs. Isaac Davies, W. Jury, etc. a trombone solo given by Mr. W. D. Jury. and a flute solo by Mr. Josiah Thomas. Mr. D. E. Jones presided at the organ. On behalf of the church and congregation, Mrs. Eleanor Evans presented Mr. and Mrs. Watkins with the address; Mr. David Rees presented Mr. Watkins with the pendant; and Mr. Ebenezer Thomas presented the purse of gold. Mr. Watkins suitably responded 023, his own behalf and that of his wife.
HINTS FOR THE HOME. A METHOD OF KEEPING RUGS FLAT. Rugs which curl up at the edges or at tho sides should be lined throughout. Cut out a piece of rough sail-cloth an inch larger than tho rug. Turn in the edges all round, and stitch them down flat with stout linen thread, making fair-sized stitches on the under surface, and those on the right side as small as possible. A little shot enclosed in small flat bags, and fastened into the four corners before sewing down the lining, will also aid in keeping tho rug flat. ABOUT BOILING MEAT. Few amateur cooks are aware of the fact that there are two ways of boiling meat. The prin- ciple of immersing a joint in boiling water, let- ting the water come again to the boil, and then continuing to keep it at this high temperature for a few minutes before proceeding to cook it slowly is the right procedure with regard to large joints, but hardly advisable with regard to smaller ones. This treatment is correct. in so far that the juices of the meat are retained owing to the formation of an impervious outer layer of hardened fibres by the boiling water, but in the case of small rounds of beef the whole joint becomes hardened by this process, and tough meat is the result. In this case the meat should be plunged into boiling water, and when the water again conies to the boil tho sauccpan must be immediately drawn to the side of the fire, where the cooking should be proceeded with slowly. Joints which are being boiled should never be turned over with a fork, as this liberates the juices and spoils the flavour of the meat, besides depriving it of a great part of its nutriment. A wooden or iron spoon should be used, and the same rule applies in turning grilled or fried steaks and chops. NICE DISHES. SHRIMP SALAD.—Pick sufficient shrimps to fill a breakfast cup when shelled, and place in a salad bowl on a bed of chopped lettuce. Ar- range a border of hard-boiled white of egg, cover with chopped capers, and sprinkle over the hard-boiled yolks of the ecrgs rubbed C' through a sieve. Then place a layer of water- cress and lettuce-hearts alternately, cover with thin rounds of beetroot, and at the last moment throw over the shrimps a thick mayonnaise sauce. LOBSTER ENTREE.—Fry a few shallots in butter, stir in a teacupful of white wine and rather less than this quantity of tomato puree. Strain and add about a teacunful of thick brown sauce made with butter and strong stock, and thickened with flour. Stir in a dash of cayenne pepper, half a liqueur glass of brandy, and, last of all, the flesh of a fair sized lobster cut in small pieces. Mix well together, and when smoking hot serve in an entree dish with a bor- der of boiled rice. CRAB PATTIES.-Take a few shallots and Iry them in a little butter. Stir in a spoonful of (loar, and then, by degrees, sufficient strong gravy stock to make a thick sauce. Add a spoonful of chopped truffles and a lamb's sweet- bread minced small and stewed in stock. Then stir in the flaked meat of a crab, and add pepper, salt, and a dash of cayenne. Have ready some puff paste patty-cases, fill with a spoonful of the mixture, cover, and place in tho aven to get thoroughly hot. MILK SotfP.—Two pounds of potatoes, two leeks or Spanish onions, two quarts of boiling water, one pint of milk, 2oz. of butter, three dessertspoonfuls of crushed tapioca, pepper and salt to taste. The potatoes and leeks must be peeled and put into two quarts of boiling water, in which they must continue to boil until quite tender; pass both water and vegetables together through a sieve, and put them back into the stewpan; now add the milk, butter, and season- ing; place it on the firo and keep stirring, at the same time sprinkling in the crushed tapioca; another ten minutes' boiling will be necessary, after this is all added, to eook the tapioca; then serve. Care must be taken to keep stirring till the end, or the tapioaa will stick together and be lumpy.
It requires no knowledge of botany to recog- nise a blooming idiot when you see one. When a fellow begins to feel that he couldn't live without a certain girl, he ought to marry her and see. The Doctor: "Who is that seedy-looking man that bowed to you?" The Lawyer: "A former yvcaltihj client of miao,"
DISASTERS EAST AND WEST EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO, FIRE ÏN JAPAN. MANY KILLED: TOWNS DESTROYED. First reports of the earthquake in Mexico last week appear to have underestimated its gravity. The shocks were first felt on Friday, and on Saturday they were followed by others. It is now reported that hundreds were killed and towns destroyed. Thirteen thousand houses have been burnt at Osaka, the important commercial Japanese city, and many people killed. Floods involving great loss of life are re- ported from Manchuria, and New York is suffering another heat wave. A telegram from Mexico City says Advices from the earthquake zone state that Chil- pacingo and Chiuv^a were destroyed and hun- dreds killed in the disturbance on Friday morning. Much damage was done. Heavy damage to property is reported from Iguala and Guerro, wh-re there have been earth- quakes at intervals for fourteen hours. There were no fatalities, as the townspeople, being accustomed to seismic disturbances, rushed from their homes when the firs: shocks occurred. The losses sustained in Mexico City itself are slight. Some of the walls of the cathedral were cracked, and numerous adobe houses were levelled to the ground. There were further shocks in the evening at Acapulco, where all the buildings on the water-front, and the churches, collapsed. The dwelling- houses and hotels were rendered uninhabit- able, and not a single building in the city escape some damage. Messages from Puebla, Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, Tlacotalpam, and Ilachuca report damage to property, but no fatalities. Chilpacingo is the capital of Guerrero State, and, like Chilapa, aleo reported de- stroyed, lies south of Mexico City, and nearer the Pacific coast. The latter is *about 115 miles from Mexico City. All the places men- tioned in the above telegram are in the earth- quake zone, and have suffered terribly from earthquakes in the past—particularly in 1877, 1907, and last year—and the loss of life was great in each case. FOUR MILES OF FLAMES IN OSAKA. A fire broke out at Osaka, Japan, at four o'clock on Saturday morning, and threatened to destroy the city. Many people have perished. The world-famous Buddhist temple is demolished. An area four miles square was swept by the flames, and 13.0GO houses were burnt. The fire was got under control at six o'clock on Sunday morning. Osaka is the great commercial centre of the Japanese Empire, and the headquarters of the rice and tea trade. Not long ago the municipality borrowed in London a loan of over £ 3,000,000, chiefly for the construction of electric tramways and water works. MANCHURIAN FLOODS. Reports have been received in Tokio of ter- rible floods in the province of Chergchun, Manchuria. One thousand people are said to have been drowned at or near Kirin, 225 miles from Mukden. Seven thousand houses have been submerged, and the water was still rising on Saturday.
ROYAL NAVAL REVIEW. KING INSPECTS GREAT FLEET AT SPITHEAD. On Saturday morning the King reviewed in Cowes Roads the vessels of the Home and Atlantic Fleets. His Majesty, who was ac- companied by the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, and several other members of the Royal Family, left Portsmouth Harbour on board the yacht Vic- toria and Albert at 11.30 a.m., and in the afternoon the Royal yacht, preceded by the Trinity yacht Irene, and followed by the yachts Alexandra and Alberta and the Ad- miralty yacht, passed through the six lines in which the Fleet was moored, being welcomed by each vessel as she passed with roars of che-eringand the playing of the National Anthem. The King stood on the saloon pro- menade of his yacht, and acknowledged the greeting of each vessel as it was passed. At the close of his Majesty's inspection, the Royal yacht anchored near the Dreadnought, and the review was concluded with an inter- esting display by submarines and destroyers. The Royal yachts then returned to Ports- mouth. In the evening there was an illu- mination of the Fleet which attracted great crowds of sightseers.
FATAL GUN ACCIDENT. The review was marred by a serious acci- dent on the Temeraire, by which four men were injured, one of them fatally. A Royal salute was being fired on the battleship, and a gun in No. 2 turret on the starboard side was being used, when the back-fire ignited the second charge before the breach could be closed. A violent explosion occurred, with the result that four of the men in the vicinity were hurt. They were Able Seaman Foran (part of the left arm shot away, and badly burnt about the face); First-class Petty Officer Kennet (slightly in- jured) Ordinary Seaman Trescot (severely injured); Ordinary Seaman Jenkins (severe injuries). The men were medically attended on board, and as soon as possible were placed in a steam pinnace and conveyed across the Solent to the Royal Naval Hospital at Haslar. Foran suc- cumbed to the effects of his injuries on Sun- day. Jenkins's condition was serious.
VICTIMS OF THE SEA. During squally weather off Haisbro on Saturday the Sheringham crab boat Admiral Togo was lost with the two hands, R. T. West and R. Cox. While bathing from the South Beach at Yarmouth on Sunday a young man named Nockolds steppeci into a deep hole and was drowned..
An anonymous donor has offered E2,000 for a, new nurses' home at Portsmouth, condition- ally upon £ 6,000 being raised in three years. The death is announced of Mr. Henry McDowall. late managing director of Messrs. Truman, Hanbury, and Buxton, Limited, brewers. Mr. T. W. H. CrcsaiaMi. sub-editor of the Academy, has been formally committed for trial for alleged defamatory libels against the HOllo F. Manners-Sutton.
Mourning Cards may be obtained at the "Glamorgan Gazette" Office, Queen Street.
-W. AX AIR CHURCHILL AT WIMBORNE. Mr. Winston Churchill, speaking at a Bud- get demonstration at Wimborne on Monday,. said he was there to tell them that thd- Government would adhere to their land, pioposals, and that if any part of the Budget was going through those land clauses would l^e placed on the Statute Book. The Lord»> had no power to interfere with such a mea- sure as this. The Government was ready to- fight for the people's rights, and unless one or other retreated a great battle was inevi- table. The Liberals would not retreat. If the Government was not to have power, but was to be baulked and thwarted and have its privileges destroyed, the retention of office by the Liberals would not conduce to the dignity of public affairs.
FORESTERS AND STATE INSURANCE The High Court of the Ancient Order of Foresters was opened in Glasgow on Mon- day, 800 delegates being present. Mr. Brown, the High Chief Ranger, in his address, ex- pressed regret that the question of compul- sory insurance was not to be referred to & Royal Commission. Their society was pre- pared to resist any proposal for State insur- ance in opposition to the permanent friendly societies. The Government could not pro- vide sick benefits with such satisfactory re- sults as was the case with the friendly socie- ties. In the meantime, however, their coun- cil recommended a non-committal attitude pending the production of a complete Gov- ernment scheme. In conclusion, the High Chief Ranger said that whatever might be made in the law of the country, he had the utmost faith that their Order would continue in its good work, and still retain: the complete confidence of the nation.
THE WRIGHT AEROPLANE. As the result of Mr. Orville Wright's cross- country flight from Fort Meyer to Alexandria. and back, the United States Signal Corps has promptly accepted the Wright aeroplane. Mr. Wright's average speed was just over 42i miles per hour; on the return journey, when he had the wind with him, the speed exceeded forty-seven miles an hour. The feat entitles the Wright brothers to Government bonuses amounting to £ 6,000. VOYAGE OF THE ZEPPELIN AIRSHIP. Count Zeppelin started on Saturday morn- ing, with seven other persons, in the airship Zeppelin II. from Friedrichshafen for the aeronautical exhibition at Frankfurt, and after encountering a severe storm on the way the vessel arrived safely at Frankfurt, in the afternoon, having traversed a distance of about 200 miles. At Frankfurt Count Zeppe- lin received an enthusiastic welcome.
BENCHERS EXPEL INDIAN STUDENT- The Times says: We are informed that, in consequence of the opinions expressed by Mr. Chattopadhyaya in certain letters recently published in the Times, and dated from the Middle Temple, the Benchers of the Middle Temple have passed a resolution to the effect that, having heard Mr. Chattopadhyaya, and read the documents and papers handed in by him, the Bench resolves that he is not a fit And proper person to continue a member ot the society, and that he be expelled.
RIVERSIDE TRAGEDY AT PUTNEY. The dead body of a man, with injuries t& the head and with his legs tied together, found on the foreshore of the Thames at Put- ney, has been identified as that of Mr. R. J. Julian, son of Mr. Julian, of Newquay, Corn- wall, who is connected with a well-known West of England firm of auctioneers. De- ceased was at college at Bristol until recently, reading for the Church. His failure to pass an examination had preyed on his mind, it is stated.
LIEUTENANT'S BRAVERY. Engineer-Lieutcmant Henry E. Wolfe, of H.M.S. Forth, was warmly commended by a coroner's jury at Portsmouth on Saturday for his heroic conduct in trying to rescue Second- class Engine Room Artificer Richard Moses, who was ltilled by the bursting of a steampip& in the forward stokehold of that vessel on the- previous afternoon.
TOWN HALL THEATRE, MAESTEG. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., LteL Managin Director Mr. C. W. Poole District Manager Mr. W. Bynorth Resident Manager Mr. G. F. Knowles- Secretary Mr. E. A. Goodman Stage Manager Mr. T. Goodman >j The Management reserve the right of j refusing admission. TO-NIGHT, FRIDAY & SATURDAY} Last 2 Nights of DRINK & Special Attraction for 6 Nights only, commencing MONDAY, AUGUST 9th, F. H. FORTKS'TE present? F. H. NEVILLE and ARIZONA JOE'S American Company, in the 1 world-renowned Romantic Drama in 4- Acts, by I Col. J. A. Bruce and John Soden (author of "Napoleon's Divorce," "Sinner that Repented," "For the Cross, etc.), Jj Across the Frontier J Or, THE BLACK HAWKS. NOTICE.—There are no waits between the Acts. S The Play is worked on American lines, and is one 9 continuous evening's amusement, consisting of |j Strong Romantic Drama Music Hall Acts, and gtj Screaming Pantomime, introducing the funniest J9 Comedy ever seen on the British Stage. IS Something New, Something Novel, 25 hours con- tinuous amusement, and 110 waits between the Acts |B FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th, Grand Special NighW fg set apart for the benefit of Mr. F. H. NEVILLK' t| on which occasioiT the semi-sacred Romantic high- 1| class Play, in Prologue and 3 Acts, dramatised from |ij Victor Hugo's Novel, Les Miserables. A Modem || Sign of the Cross, by John Soden, entitled— The Sinner that Repented. J F. H. Neville as Jeau Valjean. Supported by r the entire Company. SPECIAL NOTE.—Owing to the early starting of work fj of our patrons in the morning, Doors will be open j each- evening at 6.30. Curtain to rise at 7 p.m. Nightly. Don't Forget-Curtain rises 7 p.m. Nightly ADMISSION—2s., Is. 6d., Is. & 6d. Attendance at Maesteg every Saturday. TWELFTH YEAR OF ATTENDANCE. JD All About the Teeth. J9 HENRY SELINE a of SWANSEA (Opposite the G.W.R,) Attends Maesteg regularly every Saturday at the Plas Nevvydd Temperance Hotel, jj| Talbot Street, from 10 till 8. New Teeth mm at prices to please everyone. Single Teeth from 2s. 6d. Sets from 92 2s. JB Teeth extracted by the new method applied. 9 to the gums only, fee Is. 6d. Jja Established 15 years. National Telephone 188y. Cash or con- J9 venient payments arranged. "fl Call and see Mr. Seline this Saturday. 31 Also regular attendance at Ogmore Vale and Nantymoel Tuesdays, Blaengwynfi Jaj Wednesdays. "I" Can I have this danoe? asked the callowt m youth. Why, certainly," replied the haugl^tjf aH beauty, "I don't want it." W| Why not set your cap for that young fellow?, He's single, and well off." Yes, he's single; |P.! but. he knows he's well off." "4 The New Minister: "Do you know who I.anV- '.¡. I my little man?" Little Billy: Certainly. Don't you know who you are?" tt Waitress (handing stodgy looking steak)' And what will you have to follow, err American Customer: "Indigestion, I guess!" j Johnny: And does the gas-meter measarw the quantity of gas you use?" Papa: N<^ | eon. the Quantity you have to pay for." «: