BRIDGEND COUNTY COURT. Yesterday.-Before His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts.
GARW BUILDER SUED. J. C. Hitt and Sons. Queen-street, Bridg- end. plumbers, sued Jonathan Maddocks. Pontycymmer, builder, for £45 ll. 8d. bal- ance of an account for goods supplied. De- fendant did not appear. Janys Hitt gave formal evidence. His Honour There appears to be no ce- fence. Judgment for plaintiff- ^Vdl *ou take the amount in instalments. Wtoess -No, sir. He can pay the whole verv well. His Honour: All right.
LAW v. POWER. Owen Power, 43 Park-street. Bridgend, ,va° the defendant in a judgment summons, the creditor being Edmund Law, financier, N Anhi«davit by Law was read, in which he statedthat the Jeot was due trom Power m respect of costs incurred in certain mtei SSder proceedings in which Power was exe- Sn creditor. Defendant was the pur- chaser of book debts7 and it was m respect of debts purchased by him and which he sought to enforce against a defendant named Leonard that the amount due to him (Law) was incurred. Defendant, in addition to being a debt collector, carried on the busi- ness of a travelling jeweller in the neighbour- hood of Bridgend and Porthcawl, and it was within plaintiff's knowledge that he had re- cently sold at a profit to himself jewellery and gramaphones at Porthea.wl, the P10"1- being calculated after allowing for defend- ant's train fare and expenses. He lived in a house of the apparent yearly rental of E20. From previous dealings with defendant he believed he always had the amount where- with to pay the amount due, but he refused to do so until so forced by committal. He had paid nothing since October 26th, 1905, and protected his furniture by means of a bill of sale of many years' standing. Defen- dant had a wife and three children depen- dent on him. Power I am not selling jewellery. I have five children, not three as he states. I never sold a gramaphone at Porthcawl in my life, 9 1 so that there he states another lie. His Honour You have not paid anything on this account. Power I have plenty more to pay. The Head Bailiff: There is another judg- ment summons against Power. Power He says I buy book debts. That is wrong. His Honour: A man of your age is capable of doing something. Power Yes: but I have been blackmailed and robbed and there is no-one who will em- ploy me. His Honour: Every man can earn some- thing. Power: No-one will trust me. I was taken down to Swansea last week for 10s. The Head Bailiff: And he had the money in his pocket, but he would not pay until all that expense had been incurred. He does not try. I think. His Honour: It occurs to me that he will not pay until forced. Fourteen days, sus- pended 14 days. The South Wales Loan and Finance Co. also sued Power on a judgment summons, and W. Abbott said defendant was selling gramaphones, and could be seen going to the valleys regularly. His Honour said the instalment due was E5, but he did not think Power could pay that. Plaintiff undertook to accept JE1 a month, and His Honour reduced the order accord- ingly.
MAESTEG COLLIER'S CLAIM. William Walter Davies. 24 Morris-street, Maesteg, collier, sued Elder's Navigation Col- lieries, Ltd., colliery proprietors, under the Workmen's Compensation Act. Mr. Ivor Bowen, instructed by Mr. Evan E. Davies, Maesteg (solicitor to the Maesteg District of Miners), represented the plaintiff, and Mr. Raymond Allen, instruclwd by Mr. Evan Davies. Cardiff, was for the respondents. Mr. Bowen said the plaintiff had been em- ployed at the respondents' Maesteg-Merthyr Colliery, and on February 28th, this year, a lump of coal fell on him. and he received in- juries to his left hand, with the result that his second finger had to be amputated. The whole point for His Honour to decide was whether the plaintiff could resume his or- dinary work, and conflicting medical testi- mony would be given. Respondents had paid plaintiff compensation until the previous Friday at the rate of 8s. 6d. a week, half the average wages received prior to the accident, but they now contended that the applicant had recovered from the injuries sustained as the result of the accident and was not in ca- pacitated. and that he was capable of per- forming his old work, which he had been of- fered on the same terms as previously. Dr. Bell Thomas (Maesteg) said he exam- ined the plaintiff on the date of the accident and found that he was suffering from severe injuries to the finger and the palm of the hand, where there was a lacerated wound ex- tending to the bone. The second finger had to be amputated. In the nrocess of healing the nerves were affected, the power to grasp being interfered with. The hand was still evidently painful and witness did not con- sider that he was capable of doing a collier's work, which involved the use of a mandrill and shovel. Witness was now treating plaintiff with a view to hardening the scar by means of massage and stimulating oint- ment. Cross-examined: Defendant winced when the scar was pressed, and he could not grip one's hand. If fingers are disused for some time they would naturally be stiff?—Yes. Dr. William Sheen, consulting surgeon of Cardiff Infirmary and Seamen's Hospital. who examined the plaintiff on August 13th. agreed with Dr. Bell Thomas as to plaintiff's inability to follow his old employment owing to the tenderness of the scar. The grasp was interfered with. Mr. Allen: One method of hardening the scar would be to use it, would it not?—No; there would be irritation, which would make the hand more tender. He would certainly not be able to do collier's work. Witness in reply to further questions, said he thought the plaintiff was quite honest, in stating that he could not clench his fist. Plaintiff was then called, and deposed that he was not able to close his fist or grasp any- thing. He had been offered to do his old work, but he could not do it. For the defence, it was contended that the plaintiff was' able to follow his old employ- ment. Dr. Pittard, Cardiff, who had examined the plaintiff three times, said the wounds had perfectly healed. Witness diverted plaintiff's attention by a conversation with another person, and when he pressed the scar he did not wince at all. There was a fair power of grasp, and witness thought he could very well do collier's work. Mr. Bowen: Then you think that Dr. Thomas is attending him for no good pur- pose?—I do not say so. You know what Dr. Thomas says as to try- ing to harden the scar?—You must not ask fflfl to criticise Dr. Thomas. I am sorry I have to ask you to. Is mas- sage proper treatment ?—Certainly it is a proper thing. For hardening a scar?—Yes. Witness added that the plaintiff could very well use a mandrill. He did not think plaintiff now suffered any pain. Dr. Joscelyne said that when he examined the plaintiff, he easily pressed his fingers down to the palm of the hand. He cer- tainly flinched a little when witness pressed the sear. sie appeared to be a nervous boy j and afraid to start work. He might find the work a little difficult and painful at first, but if he persevered it would be all right. His Honour said his rule was to reduce the compensation as a spur to the plaintiff to try some work. He would award the lad 5s., and hoped he would endeavour to do some- thing. The compensation was reduced accord- ingly, costs being allowed on Scale B.
MAINTENANCE OF CHILDREN. William Robert Davies, Steam Bakery, Aberkenfig, summoned Thomas Nicholas, 16 Bridgend-road, Garth, collier, for £15 8s., in respect of the maintenance of defendant's two sons. Defendant did not appear. Alderman T. J. Hughes was for the plain- tiff, who stated that the sum claimed was due to him for the maintenance of the two boys of the defendant, under a verbal agreement. His Honour entered judgment for the plaintiff with eosts.
MAESTEG ASSISTANT'S CLAIM. Isaac Evans, 8 Neath-road, Maesteg, assist- ant, summoned Rees Williams and Sons, Commercial-street, Maesteg, grocers, etc., for f;9 7s. 91d. balance of wages due. Mr. Evan E. Davies was for the plaintiff, and Alderman T. J. Hughes for the respondents. Mr. Davies said the case was similar to one which iiis Honour tried recently in which a coachman sued a Porthcawl lady for wages during an illness. The plaintiff had been in the employ of the respondents for several years, and his present claim was for wages in respect of the period from May 26th to July 21st. In the first few days of that period the plaintiff had followed nis employment, but he subsequently became seriously ill. He sought to recover wages for that period, to which he was entitled. The total wages due amounted to tl2, but plaintiff had received goods, the value of which had been deducted. Plaintiff gave evidence in support of the claim. He was ill nine weeks. In reply to Alderman Hughes, witness said he was insured in an Accident Assurance Co., and had received £ 1 10s. a week for the greater portion of his illness. His Honour This has nothing to do with the defendant, unless they paid the pre- miums. Mr. Davies Which they did not. Alderman Hughes: No: but he has re- ceived El 10s. a week during the time that he was ill. His place was kept open for him, and Mr. Williams, his employer, had to en- gage someone to do his work. Messrs. W il- liams knew that he was insured. Mr. Davies (to plaintiff): It is the custom of the trade to pay wages during temporary illness?—Yes, sir. Mr. Davies More than that, it is the law. Dr. Bell Thomas said plaintiff was suffer- ing from an attack of palpitation and dilata- tion of the stomach. Alderman Hughes said it was only right and just that the plaintiff should pay for the labour which had to be engaged during his absence, if he was to receive wages for that time. His employers had acted in a gener- ous spirit in keeping his olace ooen and en- gaging someone temporarily to do the work, whereas they could have terminated the en- gagement when he was taken ill. If this plaintiff recovered in this case Messrs. Wil- liams and grocers all over the district would not be disposed to deal with their employees in a generous spirit; they would at once ter- minate the engagements and allow the men who were taken ill to do what they liked. It was indeed a poor and ungrateful return to Messrs. Williams for what they had done for plaintiff. Mr. Davies: My friend is putting his case too high. Mr. Hughes: It is a case where your Hon- our should exercise discretion. I shall ask you not to allow costs. v His Honour: I cannot do that, because it is impeaching the law. It would amount to o- saying that it is a disgraceful thing for a man to avail himself of his privileges under the law. Judgment was entered for the plaintiff with costs. Alderman Hughes objected to Dr. Thomas's expenses as it was not necessary that he be called. His Honour upheld the objection.
MR, BRACE REPLIES TO MR. VERNON HARTSHORN. • CO-OPERATION" v. ISOLATION." Speaking at a meeting at Abtitillery on Wednesday night, Mr. W. Brace, M.P., said he was glad to have the opportunity to ex- plain away a great deal of misunder- standing. The first thing he (Mr. Brace) would like to call attention to was the re- port of an attack made upon him by his friend, Mr. Vernon Hartsnorn, an attack which he considered to be unfriendly and un- called for, because it was without founda- tion or justification. (Applause.) My reason," said Mr. Brace. for not taking part in the controversy that has raged in connection with joining the Labour Repre- sentation Committee is because I have thought that an understanding was arrived at under which no leader, who was a member of the Executive Council, was to go out into the coalfield and take sides upon the ques- tion." (Applause.) At a meeting of the Executive Council, held on June 25th, there was such a divergence of opinion that ulti- mately it was mutually agreed by all sections that a small committee should be selected to draw up an explanatory circular, which cir- cular would be issued to the coalfield, and would take the place of the explanations that otherwise would have been given by the re- spective leaders in their districts. Instead of anyone having the risrlit- to find fault with him for not taking part in the controversy, it was men like himself, who had observed loyally the decision of the Executive Council, who really had the right to find fault with members of the Executive, like ir. Harts- horn and others, who. regardless of the agree- ment arrived at. had left no stone unturned in st-irnag VP an agitation on behalf of their own particular views. At a later meeting, he understood, another vote was taken as to whether the Executive should give a lead to the coalfield upon the Labour Representation Committee question, but the voting resulted in nine voting each way. He, therefore, held that the agreement not to give a lead still held good. regardless of what individual members might say. inasmuch as no decisive action was taken. He felt sure that after this explanation Mr. Hartshorn would feel it his duty to correct, as far as he possibly could, the false impression he had created against himself. He treated with contempt the vulgar, arrogant, ahd impertinent at- tacks made upon him by other parties whose only interest, it appeared to him, was an un- quenchable thirst for notoriety and self-ad- vertisement. (Applause.) There seemed to him to be a great deal of misunderstanding as to the possibilities of a Parliamentary Labour party. People seemed to talk as if it was easy for the Labour party to work like a machine, always voting together without difficulty. As a matter of fact, it should never be forgotten that the claims of con- stituencies were factors that must be reck- oned with, and no member of Parliament who knew his business would fail to realise that in the arrangement of his Parliamen- tary work the needs and wishes of those he directly represented in the House must be given every consideration. (Applause.) That difficulty had been felt in the Parliamentary Labour party of which Mr. Keir Hardie was the leader. Personally, he saw no answer to the demand for a united Labour party. But there was a matter of detail well worthy of their serious consideration, and that was in reference to the question of policy. (Ap- plause.) Up to now the Labour Represen- tation Committee had operated upon a policy of independence and isolation; but, in his judgment, that was not the best policy for ,the Labour Representation Committee to fconduct its operations upon. (Applause.) Whatever the result of the L.R.C. ballot may be, it had not, and would not, make any difference in his opinions. (Applause.) He stood for the establishment of a Parliament- ary Labour Party, but he stood, also, for the policy of co-operation rather than isolation, upon lines that would strengthen the Labour party rather than in any way weaken it. (Applause.) In conclusion Mr. Brace said that the Labour movement was greater than personalities, and if forbearance were exer- cised towards those who disagreed with each other, then the controversy would leave the Labour party stronger than ever.
A DISCLAIMER. To the Editor. Sir,—May I be allowed a small space in your valuable paper to say that I am not the person who was reported in your columns last week as having been fined 15s. for drunken- ness. I therefore ask you to insert this, as many of my friends are under the impression that it refers to me.—Yours truly, W. GOODWIN, Fruiterer. 13 Commercial Street, Ogmore Vale.
On one side of the Fyfield cricket ground is a dry ditch, overgrown with vegetation, in which the ball is frequently lost. A member has trained his dog to scout, and now, when the ball goes into the ditch, the dog darts after it, and immediately returns with it in his mouth.
MAESTEG COLLIER'S CLAIM. ONE-EYED MINERS IN COURT. At Bridgend County Court yesterday (be- fore His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts), Rees Jones, 20 Llwydarth-road, Maesteg, collier, sued Messrs. Elder's Navigation Collieries Co., Ltd., under the Workmen's Compensa- tion Act. Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by _hr. E. E. Davies, Maesteg) was for the plain- tiff, and Mr. Raymond Allen (instructed by Mr. E. E. Davies, Maesteg) was for the plain- dents. Mr. Bowen said the claim was for compen- sation for partial incapacity caused by an ac- cident which befel plaintiff while following his employment as a collier, resulting in the loss of his left eye. The respondents, in their answers, denied liability on every con- ceivable point. Mr. Allen: We shall rely on two points: (1) that the injury did not arise out of and in the course of his employment; (2) that he is able to resume his old work, which we are prepared to offer him on the old terms. Plaintiff deposed that on February 24th he was following his employment as a collier in the Garth Colliery, when a piece of stone en- tered his left eye. He was not able to con- tinue work, and by March 21st his eye had become so bad that Dr. Ensor considered it necessary to remove it. His wages prior to the accident were JE1 17s. 8d. per week, and he now claimed 18s. lOd. per week as from June 23rd, when the company stopped the compensation payments. It was true that he received an injury to his eye sixteen years ago, when he was struck by a pipe, but prior to the accident in February this year, he was able to see very well with his left eye. In 1894 he passed the sight test on entering the Volunteers, and he remained a private in the 2nd Welsh until 1902. He was afraid to go underground again lest something should interfere with the sight of his remain- ing eye. He was willing to accept work on the surface.. Mr. Allen: Do you not know that many miners with only one eye work in the pits?— There are some. but if they are foolish enough to do it I needn't. Why do you not return to work?—I was never fond of going when I had two eyes, and I am sure I would not like to go in with one. At the best of times a collier's work is very risky. Edward Jones, a fellow collier, said he was with the plaintiff when the accident occurred in February. He had to leave the colliery immediately. Mr. Allen: Do you know that there are plenty of one-eyed colliers regularly work- ing?—Not colliers, hauliers perhaps. Mr. Bowen Do they earn as much wages as a man with two eyes?—No. Dr. Bell Thomas, who examined witness on February 25th, said it appeared to him the injury to the eye was the result of a blow. Witness would not advise the plaintiff to go underground again. Mr Allen: Do you know that eye accidents underground are very few comparatively?— I have a number of eye cases from time to time. Why should plaintiff not return to work? -He would be very unwise to take the risk. Sergt.-Major George King spoke to testing plaintiff's eyesight in 1894 on his applying for admission to the Volunteer Corps. He passed the examination successfully. Mr. Allen: You know that Col-Sergt. Hop- kin Jones, one of the best shots in Wales, has only one eye ?—Yes but I should repect Col-Sergt. Hopkin Jones if he came to me as a recruit. (Laughter.) Jones is an old Volunteer, a veteran. Mr. Bowen You only receive men with perfect sight in both eyes?—Yes. If Nelson applied to join you would not admit him unless he had perfect eyesight?- I should not. (Laughter.) John Bevan also gave evidence. For the defence, Dr. Ensor, eye specialist, Cardiff, said he examined the plaintiff's left eye in November, 1905, and found a serious defect. elaintiff came to him in March, and he thought it necessary to remove the eye. The defect he discovered in March might have arisen naturally or have been caused by an accident. The eye was of no value to him in March, and he did not think he had had useful vision from it prior to the accident. By Mr. Bowen He did not test the plain- tiff's left eye thoroughly, and he made no notes at the time. You could not say. therefore, that he had no vision at all?—I have not said so. All I say it that he could not have had useful vision. The possession of both eyes* would be a great advantage to him in cutting coal ?— Certainly. Dr. Pittard also gave evidence. He was fully of the opinion that plaintiff could follow the work of a collier. Mr. Bowen A man with two eyes is better off than a man with one?—Of course, he is. (Laughter.) Is a collier better off with one eye than two?—Of course not. Is he as well off ?-That I cannot answer, since I have never been a one-eyed collier. (Laughter.) His Honour: Do you know whether one- eyed men are employed underground?—I cannot say. Dr. Joseelyne, said the right eye of plaintiff was perfectly healthy, and he saw no reason why he should not resume work as a collier. Mr. Bowen: What do you think of the ad- visability of a one-eyed man going to work underground ?—He has two hands. But would there not be a diminution in his wage earning capacity ?—Not necessarily. There is a tendency ?-.Probably so. There is an increased risk, which the respondents are willing to take. Mr. Stephens, surface manager at the col- liery, said plaintiff had been offered to re- sume work as a collier. There were several one-eyed colliers working in the colliery, one of them having been employed there for 25 years. He had never heard of a one-eyed man being refused work in the colliery. Mr. Bowen What are the disabilities of a one-eyed collier ? Witness: I am the surface manager and cashier. Mr. Bowen Oh, I shall not question you, then. A one-eyed cashier might get along very well. (Laughter.) John Griffiths, a collier, who had lost one eye, said he had worked underground for 25 years, and had got along very well. Mr. Bowen: Is it difficult or not to do col- lier's work when one has lost an eye?—Both, sir. (Laughter.) Just the same I find it. Do you nnd it easier now than when you had both eyes? (Laughter.)—Just the same. But of course it is very dangerous with one, mind you. (More laughter.) If you were not bound to work there for a living you would not go?—Not likely; no, no. Mr. Allen You would not go even if you had three eyes unless it were necessary?- No, nor if I had thirty—(loud laughter)- healthy ones too. His Honour: I never met a man who worked when there was no necessity. (Laughter.) Robert Jones, another one-eyed collier, gave evidence as to experiencing no difficulty underground. Francis Howells, manager of the colliery, deposed that he had never refused employ- ment to a one-eyed collier, and there were several working in the colliery. Mr. Bowen then addressed His Honour for the plaintiff, pointing but that the medical testimony was in favour of the plaintiff, and there was no doubt-the respondents did not raise the 1estion-that the plaintiff met with an accident to his eye. Mr. Allen, for the defence, argued that it was evident the injury was not due to the accident, since Dr. Ensor discovered grave defects in the eyesight months before the ac- cident in November, 1905. The plaintiff would most likely have lost his eye whether the stone struck him or not. In any case there was no reason why the plaintiff should not return to work as a collier because there were many men working in the colliery who were similarly circumstanced. The company were will to give a. declaration of liability, which would be sufficient protection for the plaintiff. In thp end His -Honour gave judgment for the plaintiff for 10s. a week from June 23rd, to be continued for a period not exceeding three, years, subject to review in the event of plaintiff accepting employment of any kind. Costs were allowed on Scale B.
YESTERDAY'S COMPETITIONS AT MER- THYRMAWR. The annual regimental prize shooting of the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry took place at the Merthyrmawr Ranges yesterday. The weather left a good deal to be desired, ther,e being a stiff wind which considerably inter- fered with the shooting. The light, too, was very bad. The committee of management were: Colonel W. H. Wyndham-Quin, C.B., D.S.O., Major Venables Llewellyn, Major the Hon. Odo Vivian, Captain G. T. Williams, Captain J. 1. D. Nicholl, and Lieut. H. W. Nell. Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin distributed the prizes in the evening, and her ladyship was accorded an enthusiastic vote of thanks, on the motion of Major H. C. Prichard (P\vyllywrach). Colonel Wyndham-Quin proposed a hearty vote cf thanks to Captain and Mrs. J. 1. D. Nicholl for allowing the meeting to be held at the Merthyrmawr Ranges, which had been constructed by Capt. Nicholl. He hoped the country, which was not always very grateful, vould supply the ranges with a telephone. Captain Nicholl, in responding, said he would not only like to see a telephone there, but four pairs of tar- gets. Details of the shooting are as follow RECRUITS' PRIZES. 500 Yards. First prize, presented by Col. Wyndham-Quin, C.B., D.S.O., silver cup. Trooper T. Burnell (B Squad) 17 Trooper T. C. Thomas 16 Corporal T. David 14 Trooper A. Thomas 13 Trooper M. George 13 Trooper T. Prescott 9 Trooper J. Edwards 8 Trooper T. Howells 2 REGIMENTAL CHALLENGE CUP. For teams of eight men from each squadron for the regimental challenge cup, presented by Miss Talbot, Margam Park; 20U and 600 yards. Y B Squadron. Sergt.-Major King 45 Trooper W. Howells 38 Corporal Meredith 52, Corpl. Lougher 44 Sir Francis R. Price 33 Trooper Jones 55 Trooper Davies 51 Sergt.-Major Lambert 40 358 C Squadron. Sergt.-Major Stallybrass 53 Sergt.-Major Gidden 36 Sergt.-Major Howell 44 Corpl. Vaughan 26 Sergt. Knott 47 Trooper Lewis 38 Trooper Compton 36 Major Prichard 44 324 D Squadron. (Only fired at 200 Yards.) Sergt. Boyle 19 Corpl. Parsons. 17 Corpl. Groves 19 Trooper Callaway 19 Trooper George 18 Trooper A. Thomas 32 Trooper Jones 24 Trooper Knowles 21 160 REGIMENTAL PRIZE. Open to all non-commissioned officers and men of the regiment who are efficient in 1906. Ranges 200 and 600 yards. First prize, challenge cup, presented by the ladies of Gla- morgan. Sergt.-Major Stallybrass (B.) 62 Trooper W. R. Davies (B) 61 Trooper D. L. Jones (B) 55 Sergt.-Major J. L. Lambert (B) 51 Corpl. Meredith (B) 50 Sergt. Knott (C) 43 Trooper W. Howells (B) 42 Corpl. L. H. Jones (A) 41 Trooper Compton .I 40 THE ADJUTANT'S PRIZE. Open to non-commissioned officers and men who have never been marksmen or first-class shots. Range 500 yards. First prize, silver cup. Trooper L. H. Jones 23 Trooper D. Lewis 23 Trooper M. George 22 Trooper E. John 20 Corpl. Groves 20 Trooper G. Morris 20 Trooper J. Edmunds 16 Trooper Vaughan 16 Trooper T. Burnell 16 Trooper W. Howells 15 Trooper Callaway 14 Trooper Parsons 9 Trooper J. H. Thomas 8 Trooper H. Howells 6
THE TRAINING OF CIVILIANS. Colonel W. H. Wyndham-Quin, D.S.O., the late member for South Glamorgan, made his first public appearance in Barry since the General Election on Wednesday evening, when he formally opened the rifle range at the Cadoxton Junior Conservative Club. The Colonel with his first shot scored a bull, and was heartily applauded by those present. A vote of thanks was afterwards proposed by Mr. C. Davies, the captain of the club, and seconded by Mr. W. Thomas, J.p. In response Colonel Quin said he thought it was the duty of anyone who had experience or authority in military matters to encourage institutions of this kind. He agreed with Mr. Haldane, the present War Secretary, that it was indispensable that the manhood of our country should be trained to arms so that in the event of war they could rely upon the co-operation of their citizen army. Lord Roberts had also pointed out that it was im- possible for them to rely in the event of anv serious war on unaided efforts or their regu- lar Army. He personally agreed with this opinion, because he thought it would be prac- tically impossible for them to compete with Germany or any other great Power, unless they could expand their present military forces. Everyone would agree that their auxiliary forces, as they at present existed, were not competent to lencl any real aid to the regular Army because they were not suffi- ciently drilled. He, however, believed that if the men of this country gave up more time to military exercises, it would be possible Wui *^eir Present Army to compete favour- ably with any known Army of the present day. He was of the opinion that Lord Roberts had not over-stated the case when he declared that the country was to-day as un- prepared for war as it was before the strife in South Africa. He would not have made such a statement unless he felt he was per- fectly justified. That was a serious situa- tion for the people of this country to face, and the only way, he thought, to extricate themselves from this danger was for one and all to do their utmost to become efficient sol- diers. (Cheers.) In conclusion, he hoped that before he died he would see this portion of Glamorgan with a strong and efficient body of Volunteers ready to lend a helping hand in case of a great national emergency. (Cheers.) »
HEOLYCYW. New Bethel Chapel.—On Wednesday even- ing a concert was held at Old Bethel Chapel in connection with the memorial stone lay- ing ceremony, reported on page, 6. The chapel was filled to the road before the time announced for commencing-a building twice as large would hardly accommodate the crowd which desired to enter. The Rev. H. Eynon Lewis presided, and the following was the programme: -Chairman's address; song, Mrs. Thomas; song, Mr. C. Williams; song, Mr. Y. Williams; recitation, Mr. J. J. Cobley; song, Miss Hannah Williams; trio, Messrs. Y. Williams, H. Leyshon, and C. Williams; song, Mr. H. Leyshon; song, Miss Williams; recitation, Mr. Cobley; trio, Messrs. E. Richards, Leyshon and Williams; song, Mr. Y. Williams; song, Mr. E. Rich- ards; quartette, Messrs. Leyshon, Y. Wil- liams, C. Williams, and Richards. Many encores were called for and given. The usual thanks having been accorded, the rendering of the Welsh National Anthem concluded the proceedings. í
PENCOED. POPULAR WEDDING AT NEWCHURCH, RADNORSHIRE. MORGAN—JAMES. The village and parish of Newchurch, in perfect summer weather, were en fete on the atii inst. on the occasion of the marriage of Richard Morgan, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morgan, of Engine House, Kington, and Edith Alary, eldest daughter of the Rev. and Jlrs. Evan James, of est. Mary's Rectory, iNevvchurch, and grand-daugnter of Mrs. Griitiths, -ui-itaiiiiia Hotel, eeiicoe(i. The liveliest interest was manifested in the aubpicious event by all the inhabitants of the place and district. The decorations at the rectory, the church, and in the village were on an elaborate scale and bore eloquent testi- mony to the interest felt in the event and to the iact that Mr. and Mrs. James and family have during their residence of three years at Newchurch made as many friends there as they had previously made at Dewsbury and Builth Road. The magnificent decorations were arranged under the capable superinten- dence of Mrs Thomas, xhe Hotel, Newchurch. A fine archway had been erected over the rectory drive gate wishing the bride and bridegroom long life and nappmess," whilst over the church gate another greeted them with God bless the bride and bridegroom." The church looked beautiful with a fine array of choice flowers. The flowers were mostly white lilies and marguerites, relieved with sprays of. maiden-hair ferns and asparagus. Mr. Hammonds, The Hengoed, ably presided at the organ, the service being fully choral. The hymns, 0 Perfect Love" and Lead us, Heavenly Father," were sung. Mendels- sohn's Wedding March" was played as the happy party left the sacred edifice the "ob- served of all observers." The well appointed church was crowded some time before the ceremony was timed to commence, and among those present were many relatives and friends of the bride and bridegroom, who had travelled from Glamorgan (one of whose fair daughters Mrs. James is), -banbury, Kington, I Builth, Glasbury, etc., respectively. The ceremony was performed oy the Rev. Canon Whitby, M.A., Hampstead, N.W., an old as- sociate and beloved friend of Mr. James's at Dewsbury, who had travelled down specially for the occasion, and who was assisted by the Rev. T. Thomas, M.A., Rector of Glascombe, and Rural Dean of Elvel. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charm- ing in an elegant gown of ivory crepe-de- chine, over glace silk, trimmed with true lovers' knots. The beautiful veil was adorned with a pretty wreath of orange blos- soms and white heather, the latter of which but a few hours previously had been growing on Newchurch Mountain. The five brides- maids were:—Miss James (sister), the Misses Enid Thomas (cousin), Elsie Griffiths, Pen- coed (cousin), Birdie and Tiny Morgan (sis- ters of the groom). The two former looked very pretty in ivory crepeoline, with large white picture hats and ostrich feathers, while the three latter were very becoming in shrimp pink gowns, with white picture hats, with large pink shaded ostrich feathers. Mr. William Morgan, brother of the groom, acted as best man. The only jewellery worn by the bride and her maids were the gifts of the bridegroom. His gifts to the bride were a diamond pendant and chain and gold brace- let, while his gifts to the bridesmaids were heart-shaped brooches with large single ruby. The shower bouquet carried by the bride was of orchids and lilies relieved by various ferns, the corsage bouquets of her maids being dark red roses with maiden-hair ferns and aspara- gus. The register having been signed and witnessed, the numerous company, among whom were many Radnorshire clergy, retired to a spacious marquee erected on the Rectory lawn, where the reception was held. The Rev. Canon Whitby, M.A., in a speech brim- ful of jokes and witticism, gave the health of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morgan, which was suitably responded to by the bridegroom. Later in the afternoon tne happy pair left amidst shouts of good wishes and showers of rice, confetti, and old boots for Kington en route for London and the Continent, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was sapphire blue cloth with white revers and silk embroidery trimmings, with hat to match. Afterwards the Rev. and Mrs. Evan James gave a parish and dis- trict tea, the festivities being kept up until the shades of night had fallen, and the day will remain a red-letter one in the history of Newchurch and district. Among the valuable presents, which num- bered about 300, were the following:- Bridegroom to bride, gold bracelet and dia- mond heart-pendant with chain; bride to bridegroom, gold bangle ring; mother of bride, household linen; father of bride, cheque; sister of bride, Russian painted col- lar box and placque brother of bride, punch bowl and barometer; Rev. Canon and Mrs. Whitby, Hampstead, solid silver bon-bon dishes; grandmother of bride, marble clock with bronze figures, old china, salad bowl, and old silver sugar tongs: Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths (uncle and aunt), cheque; Mr. T. M. Griffiths (uncle), solid silver egg stand; Mrs. Edwards (aunt). solid silver cucumber dish; Mrs. David (aunt), leather cabin trunk; Mrs Thomas (aunt), solid silver fish carvers; Miss Edwards (cousin), solid silver jam dish; Nurse David (cousin). Doulton china after- noon tea service; Mr William David (cousin), leather travelling bag; Mr. Idris Edwards (cousin), solid silver bread board; Miss Lilla David (cousin), solid silver hower vases; Miss Hilda Edwards (cousin), solid silver jam spoon; Miss Bessie David (cousin), hand paintings; Miss Susie David (cousin), hand paintings; Master David David (cousin), bronze figures; Miss Elsie Griffiths (cousin), solid silver cake basket and picture; Miss Enid Thomas (cousin), silver toast raek; Nurse Edith (cousin), damask drawn thread afternoon teacloth; Master Cyril Thomas (cousin), silver bread fork; Mrs. John (aunt), damask serviettes: Mr. and Mrs. Watkins (uncle and aunt), damask table- cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (uncle and aunt), case of solid silver fish eaters; Mrs. James (aunt), copper kettle: Mr. William Morgan. Brynna, silver sugar sifter and basin; Mr. H. Hammond, Hengoed, silver crumb scoop: Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Coy- church Higher, bronze statuettes'; Mrs. Jenkins, Glan-vr-avon. Penc-oed, fruit plates; Mr. E. Matthew, China (late Pencoed), pair engraved pictures; etc.. etc.
LLANTWIT MAJOR. The Flower Show .Mr. Lake, of College Terrace, was the winner of the prize for the best 24 beans, and not Mr. Trevor John as reported in last issue. Cricket Club.—The members of this club are to be highly commended for their excel- lent playing in the match between them and the Barry Y.M.C.A., at Llantwit, on Satur- day when the local team triumphed over their opponents. The match was witnessed by a very large number of visitors who greatly appreciated the smart playing of both teams. Cricket is now on a sound footing here, and the club deserves patronage. Pontypridd Visitors.—The Band of the Pontypridd Detachment of the 3rd Welsh V.B. to the number of thirty, visited this town on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. W. Amos, of the New White Hart Inn, catered excel- lently, and a good dinner and tea were pro- vided. On arrival the band played a selec- tion of stirring airs, and during the day the party enjoyed their outing in various ways. In the evening they visited the White House, where Col. Gaskell. J.P., of the 2nd Welsh, is now staying. There the band played a fine selection of music, continuing to do so as they marched back into the town. It is a source of pleasure to the inhabitants when a good band comes here. Wedding.—At St. Illtyd's Church on Tues- day last the wedding took place of Mr. Wm. Rees, formerly of the Great House in this town, to Miss Janet Baldwin, third daughter of Mrs. Janet Price, of the King's Head Inn, Llantwit. The Rev. Henry Morris (vicar) officiated, and the bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. John Deere, of Wyndham House. Mr. Thomas Rees, of Llanmaes, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man, and Miss Kate Baldwin, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid. The youthful bride was prettily dressed in white with satin and lace trimmings, and a picture hat of white chiffon lace and orange blossoms. The bridesmaid's dress was white, tastefully trimmed with rib- bon and lace, and hat to match. Both car- ried bouquets of choice flowers. Mrs. John Deere was present at the wedding. After the ceremony the bridal party had breakfast in the King's Head, and later on left Llant- wit via Cardiff for Clovelly, where the honey- moon will be spent. In the evening Mrs. Price, the bride's mother, held a wedding reception in the King's Head, where a large number of relatives and friends assembled.
KENFIG HILL. Obituary.—We regret to record the death of Mrs. S. Jane Jenkins, wife of Mr. David Jenkins, of Meadow-street, Aberkenfig, after a short illness, on Thursday last week. De- ceased was the daughter of Mr. Thomas Davies, Cefn Farm. The funeral took place on Monday last when a large number at- tended. Rev. R. Jones, of Jerusalem (Welsh) Baptist Chapel, Tondu. officiated. Deceased leaves a husband and three child- ren to mourn their loss.
DROWNING FATALITY. On August 9th, David Lewis Thomas, a boy 12 years of age, of No. 3, Sea View Terrace, Cefn-road, Cefn Cribbwr, son of Mr. and Mrs David Thomas, in company with some more boys of about his own age, wandered to the Stormy (lime kilns) works, with, it is pre- sumed, the intention of bathing, there being a large accumulation of water in 'a disused quarry. Unfortunately, the little lad got beyond his depth and was. drowned. One of the boys came back to the village with the sad news, and immediately the whole village was in a state of anxious excitement. Mr. David Shell hurried to the spot, divested himself of his clothing, and found the little fellow in about 5ft of water.—The usual in- quiry into the cause of death took place on Saturday before Coroner Cuthbertson, at the Police-station, when a verdict of Accident- ally Drowned was returned. The funeral of the deceased took place on Monday last at Nebo, when a large number of people assembled. The little lad was a regular attendant at the Wesleyan and Nebo (Baptist) Sunday Schools, and the teachers and scholars of these schools sent an artificial wreath. Rev. T. M. Williams officiated at the house and grave side. Great sympathy has been shown the parents.
WEDDING: llARDING-NICHOLAS, A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St. John's Church, Clydach, near Swansea, on August 7th, the contracting parties being Mr. I. Harding, Ton Phillip Colliery, and Miss Annie Nicholas, second daughter of the late Mr. John Nicholas, Clydach. The officiating clergy were the Rev. T. Morris, M.A., vicar of Clydach, assisted by the Rev. D. C. Rees, B.A. The bride, who was taste- fully attired in dark heliotrope, trimmed with velvet, with velvet and lace hat to match, was given away by her brother, Mr. David Nicholas. The duties of best man were ably carried out by Mr. George Cooke, nephew of bridegroom. After the ceremony breakfast was partaken of at the Gwyn House the home of the bride's mother. After the usual toasts and well wishings, the happy couple left for Tenby, for the honeymoon. Both parties are well known locally, and a great deal of interest was taken in the pro- ceedings. Following is the list of presents: —Bridegroom to bride diamond ring; bride's mother, household linen; Mr. W. Nicholas (brother), dinner service and iron- mongery; Mr. J. Nicholas (brother), cheque; Mr. John Nicholas, cheque; Mr. Edgar Mr. John Nicholas, cheque; Mr. Edgar Nicholas, oak tea tray; Miss Ruthie Nicholas bedroom pictures and salt cellars: Mr Evans, Vardre-road, saucepans; Mrs. Evans, coun- terpane and wicker chair; Mr. and Mrs. D. Nicholas, drawing-room lamp; Mr. John Thomas, Cenarth, tea service and fruit dishes; Mr. H. R. Jones, Clydach, teapot; Mr. A. Harding, M.E.. Lougher, cheque; Mr John Burnett, Lougher, cheque; Mrs. D. Davies, Gilais, American Bass Rocker; Mrs. 4 Cook, Alltwen, silver jam dish; Mr. G. Cook, Alltwen, cheque Mr. John Harding, Swan- sea, cheque; Mr. Dan Harding, Glais, cheque; Mr. Griff Davies, Glais, set of trinkets; Mrs. Hugh, Kenfig Hill, tea cosy; Miss M. A. Francis, Clydach, silver cruet; Miss M. A. Jones, Glais, sofa cushion; Miss Sarah Jones, Glais, linen tablecloth; Mr. Bevan, Swansea, fire brasses; Mr. John Wat- kins, Garthmyl, Glais, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Lougher, Tondu, cheque: Mrs. Jones Bank House, Glais, tea kettle: Mr. Williams, Swansea, silver fruit spoon: Mrs. John Davies, Vardre, counterpane; Miss A. Jones, Vardre, silver teaspoons; Miss A. James, Cardiff, linen tablecloth: Mrs. Harris, Ken- fig Hill, pair of vases, etc., etc.,
PONTRHYDYCYFF. Baptist Sunday School.—It is gratifying that the Sunday School of Ainon Baptist Chapel has achieved a remarkable success, which reflects great credit on those con- cerned. At the recent Sunday School examination held in connection with the Western Division of Glamorgan Baptists, the school came out at the head of the list, and captured the much coveted banner. As a special mark of congratulation the scholars were given a tea by the Bethania Baptist Church, Maesteg, on Aug. 6th. A proces- sion of the scholars and officials was formed at Pontrhydycyff, whence they marched to Maesteg with the banner carried in front. Wedding.—On Monday the marriage took place, at Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pontrhydycyff, of Mr. Amos Dunn, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Dunn, of Garth, and Miss Elizabeth Jane Parfitt, eldest daughter of Mr. Parfitt, Ty'n-darren, Pont- rhydycyff. The officiating ministers were Revs. T. Vaughan Jones and D. Teify Davies. The chapel, which was prettily decorated in honour of the event, was filled with friends. The Wedding March" was played by the or- ganist, Mr. David Thomas. The wedding party consisted of the bride and bridegroom, Messrs. Thomas John Parfitt, Gwilym Parfitt, John Jones, William John Dunn, and Misses Sarah Jane Dunn, and the Misses Rees, of Treorky. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Thomas John Parfitt, the best man being Mr. John Jones. The bride was tastefully dressed in a biscuit coloured dress, trimmed with insertion and lace, and wore a large white picture hat, trimmed with orange blossoms and ostrich feathers. Mrs. Rees, on behalf of the church, presented the con- tracting parties with a beautiful Bible, this being the first wedding solemnised at this place of worship. The bride and bridegroom left the chapel amid showers of confetti and rice for the bride's parent's home, where a large number of friends haa gathered for the breakfast.
f PORTHCAWL. THE GOLF CLUB. The Porthcawl Golf Club annual meeting for the passing of their accounts was held on Saturday, the captain, Mr. Lewis Jenkins, presiding. The annual report showed that the net profit for the financial year ending June 30th was L194 10s. Id., which, "taking into consideration the amount of money spent on the course and other extra but necessary items, is most satisfactory, more especially so as the remaining loan has now been paid off." The retiring captain, Mr. H. O. Irvine, concludes the report by paying a graceful tribute to the loyal support ac- corded him by the other officials during his year of office. The leading items on the receipts side of the balance sheet are: -Subscriptions, £ 533; entrance fees, £ 69; visitors' fees, J6231. The House Committee shows a profit of JE321. On the expenditure side salaries and wages total £467, and ground expenses, uew shelter, etc., L137. The balance sheet certainly is most satisfactory, and this is seen by a comparison with the previous year's balance-sheet. The annual subscriptions show an increase of 934, and the profit from the House Committee shows an increase of about P-43. The nett profit for the year ending June 30th, 1905, was £ 71; this year, as stated above, it is L194. The club authorities have decided to enlarge the dressing-room by taking in the drying-room and building a new drying- room. Additional lavatory accommodation is, we understand, also to be provided. It is probable that the store-room accommoda- tion will also be increased.
COWBRIDGE. Garden Prizes.—The prizes given by Dr. Meller for the best kept garden were in con- nection with the Vale of Glamorgan Show and not the Cowbridge Horticultural Society. Borough Police Court.—The only case down for hearing at the Borough Petty Ses- sions on Tuesday was against Thomas David, of Cowbridge, labourer, who was fined 10s. for being drunk and disorderly. County Police Courut.—Tuesday: Before Mr. J. Pickard (Mayor), Henry Thomas, of Pontardawe, collier, was summoned for stealing a box of cigars, value 10s., the pro- perty of Albert Amos, landlord of the Globe Inn, Llantwit Major. It is alleged that Thomas and another man were supplied with breakfast and some drinks at the Globe, and after they left, the box of cigars and a bottle containing rum were missed. Information r was given to the police, and Sergt. Poolman cycled to St. Athan, where he found prisoner and arrested him after a struggled—Prisoner was remanded to next Tuesday. and arrested him after a struggled—Prisoner was remanded to next Tuesday.
m Town Hall Theatre, Maesteg. LESSEES MESSRS. POOLE. MANAGER MR J. H, STEPHENS. The Last Two Nights (Friday and Saturday), of "The Bank Robbery." GREAT ATTRACTION FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NEXT, AUGUST 23rd, 24th and 25th. 1VJ:R- S-^ZMZTTZEIj J AMES7 Powerful Company, in the Great Moral Drama: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND (By the late CHARLES READE). THIS FIRST-CLASS STAR COMPANY has played at all the Leading Theatres. MAGNIFICENT SCENERY AND PROPERTIES CARRIED DENTAL NOTICE. £ IF. ID. OWElsT <Sc Go., I SURGEON DENTISTS, (LATE OF QUEEN STREET), HAVE REMOVED TO 4, WINDSOR PLACE, CARDIFF t (OFF QUEEN STREET), 2 MINUTES' WALK FROM T.V.R. STATION ALSO ATTENDS DAILY AT J 5, NORTHAMPTON GARDENS, SWANSEA CLOSE TO ST. HELEN'S ROAD (Labe of Oxford Street) AT HOME DAILY FROM 9 A.M. TO 7 P.M. J ESTABLISHED 40 YEARS.
PENCOED. Dairy School.—The examination at this school, which is under the Glamorgan County Council, was held by Mr. R. Hedger Wallace on the 16th, with the following results: Mrs. Thomas, King's Head, Pencoed, first with 92 marks out of a possible 100; Miss Gladys Wilkins, Velindra Farm, Pencoed, second, with 91 marks; Miss Margaret Jen- kins, Twmpath, Colwinstone, third, with 89 marks. Miss Lewis, Trefach Farm, Bryn- cethin, 74 marks; Miss A. Chatterton, Rail- way Hotel, Pbneoed, 71 marks: and Miss Davies, Groes Farm, Pencoed, 65 marks, also passed.
TONDU & ABERKENFIG. All Books and Moneys for the Drawing of E. J. Jones, Cefnhirgoed, must be sent to the Treasurer not later than Wednesday next, as the drawing will positively take place on Saturday, August 25th, 1906.-E. Hopkin, secretary. 4399
BETTWS, School Treat.—The scholars of Sardis Bap- tist Sunday School were given a tea on the 6th inst. The tea was held in a field lent for the occasion by Mr. C. John. A proces- sion of the scholars was formed before tea, and afterwards games were indulged in.
CRICKET. BRIDGEND v. GLAMORGAN WANDERERS. At Cowbridge on Wednesday. Scores:- Glamorgan Wanderers. J. Dunn, b Halkett 11 H. Thomas, b Halkett 2 W. Russell, b W. Williams 0 Dr. Moynan, lbw, b Williams 1 G. Williams, b tialkett 1 A. S. ITMI, e Harris, b Williams. 2 A. Williams, b W. Williams 2 A. Spencer, not out 2 R. Moynan, c Powell. b W. Williams 1 C. V. fctockwood c and b W. Williams 0 R. Jon&s, e J. P. Williams b Williams 3 Extra 1 26 Bridgend. J. P. Williams, b G. Williams 6 F. G. Harris, b G. Williams 2 O. M. Powoll, e Stockwood b Williams 5 E. W. Halkett b G. Williams 3 W. Williams, b G. Williams 0 T. D. Schofield c A Williams b Russell 3 E. Bramley, rwn out 8 Roy Jenkins, b G. Williams 0 J. M. Griffiths, lbw. b Williams 2 A. P. Thomas, run out 0 Dunn, not out 8 Extras 2 39 In a second innings Glamorgan Wanderers scored 69 for the loss of one wicket. A. Spencer, c Jenkins, b W. Williams, 11; L. Jones, 18 (not out), and W. Russell 35 (not out).
SCENE IN A THEATRE. At the Old-street Police-court, London, on Tuesday, before Mr. Ciuer, a youth, named Edward Janaes, seventeen, was charged with dis- charging a revolver in the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, and with attempting to do grievous bodily harm. Police-constable Newton stated that on Mon- day night he wao on duty outside tho theatre, and was called in to eject from the pit a man who was using obscene language. Tho prisoner was sitting next to this man, and on witness speaking to the latter the prisoner jumped up, a.nd producing a revolver pointed it at his face and fired. The revolver was not more than a foot from witness at the time, the muzzle being close to his chin. The bullet, however, did not strike him, but passed through his tunic and tore his shirt. Immediately afterwards, and before he could be seized, the prisoner fired two other shots in rapid succession. He was then ar- rested and conveyed to the police-station, lie there said: "I fired up in the air; I did not mean it for you." On being searched, the prisoner was found to be in possession of a belt contain- ing two cartridges.—In answer to the magistrate,' the prisoner said he 'had no questions to put to tho constable. He was drunk at the time, and re- membered nothing about it.The officer said prisoner appeared to be sober. Three shote were fired, but, curiously enough, no one appeared to be injured. The prisoner woo committed for trial at the Old Bailey, bail in one surety of £ 30 bein allowed. .Ií'"
laii Maclaren will next week pay a visit to the National Eisteddfod at Carnarvon, ac- companying Mr. Andrew Carnegie. Ar- rangements are being made for an address by Ian Maclaren. At Tower Bridge. John James Green, waterside labourer, pleaded guilty to stealing four pears, value 2d., at Mark Brown's Wharf, Potter's-fields, and was ordered 21 days' hard labour. Robert Drury, an Accrington cab driver, often walked in his sleep, and early on Sun- day morning, while asleep, he got out of bed, walked to the bedroom door, and fell down- stairs, sustaining injuries about the head from which he died. The inhabitants of a house in Alexandra- terrace, Marlborough, Wilts, had a startling experience on Sunday afternoon. The chil- dren were sitting at tea. when a sheep, which had got away from the flock from the com- mon some 400 or 500 yards away, and was being chased by the shepherd's dog, jumped right through the window into tne dining room, a drop of two or three feet. The oc- cupier of the house ran into the dining-room and captured the sheep.
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■■iii HINTS FOR THE HOME VENTILATION. We must remember not only to admit the free air into our bed-rooms, but also to provide for the exit of the stale air. The ideal bed-room has an open fireplace, which is an important ventilator. If there are two windows facing each other and both upper sashes are lowered for several inches, there will be a continuous current of air passing through the room without much draught on the bed. As we all know, hot air rises, while cold air falls; the air, then, that is in the ordinary sleeping-room will ascend and pass out of the top of the window, while the fresh, cooler air will come in to take its place. If there is only one window in the room ventila- tion may still be provided. Drop' the upper sasli a few inches and raise the lower three or four inches from the bottom. A strip of thin wood, or a piece of cardboard, six or eight inches wide, is then placed over the opening, but a little way from it. If, however, there is need of special protection against air currents we may employ the method used for hospital beds. A little cur- tain of sheeting is made to fit the back of the bed, and is tied at the four corners by strips of tape. In this way there is protection at the head of the bed from any draught. A GOOD SAUCE FOR BOTTLING. Place a pint of new port in a bowl, with the same quantity of mushroom ketchup, vinegar and walnut ketchup. Melt and stir in £ lb. of lump sugar, a head of garlic cut very small, and goz. of cayenne pepper. Mix very thoroughly, and pour into a half-pint bottle. Keep in a warm place, shaking the bottles well once every day for a month, after which the sauce will be ready for use. ECONOMIES IN GAS. If the cook attends to the following hints when using the gas' stove the gas bill will be con- siderably lessened. Don't put a small saucepan on a large ring. This spoils the pan, burns the contents, and wastes the heat. Don't light the gas before the pot is ready to go on. Don't use a big flame after the water has once boiled. Remember that the gas if turned half- cock will give sufficient heat to keep the water boiling, and if turned low will let it simmer. Don't leave the rings alight for one moment if there is no pot above them. Keep a box of matches beside the stove, and relighting will be the work of a moment. Don't heat the oven before it i, necessary. Find out by experiment how long it takes to get it both warm and very hot, and calculate accor- dingly. Don't when roasting meat, keep the oven gas burning until it is time to serve the joint. For some time after the jets are put out the tem- perature of the oven will remain high enough to keep the contents hot. Don't let the small holes in the gas rings be- come clogged. If the flame seems to burn low, free the holes with a sharp instrument. RELIEF FOR TOOTHACHE. Spirits of nitre mixed with alum and applied to v the cavity of the tooth affected with tooth- ache, will usually relieve the pain, even though the nerve be exposed. It is best applied on a little cotton. If the pain extends upwards to the eye, or takes the form of neuralgia, procure some horseradish leaves, take out the stems, wet them, and apply on the face over the seat of the pain. This will generally bring relief. CARE OF OIL STOVES. Thoroughly clean and refill your oil stove every time after using. If you allow oil and dirt to accumulate on it, it is sure to smell un- pleasantly when lighted. Do not cut the wick, but rub off the charred parts with a rag or a piece of paper. Always turn the wick down before ex- tinguishing it, and leave turned down till you are going to light it again. Remember that the top of the part up and down which the wick runs needs to be kept thoroughly clean. Give it a rub both inside and out every time you clean the stove, and if a crust forms round the top scrape it occasionally. ANTITHETICAL ADVICE. Drink less, breathe more; eat less. masticate- more; ride less, walk more; clothe less, bathe more; worry less, work more; waste less, give more; write less, read more; and last, but not least, preach less, and practise more. WALK WITH GRACE. Every woman should aspire to look as well as possible upon all occasions. If 'she will make up her mind to sit, stand, and walk gracefully, she will go far towards accomplishing this state of continually looking her best. It is not difficult if you will only persevere. The graceful posi- tions of the body are invariably correct, and stiffness is the only thing to be guarded against. And yet proper carriage of the body is a rarity. •In consequence the majority of people are characterised by flat chests, flaring shoulder- blades, protruding collarbones. &c. A woman should never hurry if she wants to look well, but should strive to attain a reposeful manner when walking. She should lift her foot lightly, so. that when she takes a step it will swing natur- e ally with the toe downward. In this way the.' forward part of the foot will touch the ground first. A person should be able to balance at any moment upon the single foot that is supposed to- be carrying the walker's weight. If this can be done it is proof that the body is properly poised and well carried. If we accustom ourselves to- holding the body gracefully when sitting and. standing, it will assume that position naturally when we are walking. We often tead of women walking with a springy step, indicative. of buoy- ancy and vitality; but alas! little of sueh grace do we see. And this charming attribute to woman's attractiveness is too often neglected, although it lies well within ouz reach-
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