An Enormous Stone, l|li'4r Ml The Astounding Case of Miss Elsie Adamson. Stone is a prevalent complaint in many parts of England and in Scotland, particularly in districts where the water is hard and contains an element of lime. One of the most remarkable instances comes from Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, where recently a young girl of 19 passed a huge stone, illustrated here, and referred to in accompanying Chemist's report. About two years ago, Miss Elsie Adamson, of No, 3 Pine Street, complained to her parents of pain in the back and urinary weakness, a doctor being afterwards consulted, and the patient placed under his care. All that could be devised was done, but the discomfort became worse and worse, until after eighteen months the poor girl, then weak and help- less, dropped the treatment altogether, and ii; was not until January of this year they had hope of her recovery. Then Mrs. Adamson obtained some of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and persuaded her daughter j to try them. Relief was felt at once, the patient gained in strength and recovered urinary control, Encouraged by returning hopes, Miss Adamson continued the course, and on February 20th of this year, passed the stone which is illustrated here. Her interviewer was assured that she felt well directly afterwards," and is now in better health than ever. Not only is the case a triumph for Doan's Pills, but it is a victory for medicinal treatment as opposed to surgery, a point so often emphasised by the success of Doan'a Pills in stone and gravel cases. There is great interest in this case in Chester-le-Street and neighbourhood. What the Mother says :— I am pleased to verify every word concerning the wonderful cure of my daughter, Elsie, brought about by Doan's Backache Kidney Pills." (Signed) ANNIE ADAMSON." What the Father sai/.t: — I take great pleasure in thanking Doan's Back- ache Kidney Pills for my daughter's recovery. The | stone is the largest ever passed. Many people have f asked to see it, and to hear about the Pills. My £ daughter is like a new girl, and I feel it my duty to g give all credit to Doan's Pills." gj (Signed) EDWIN ADAMSON." I Weight V Length I! 2-1 Ounces. '/i./ Inches. Circumference 3t Inches. LOCAL CHEMISTS REPORT. From Mason$ Co., Ltd., 60, Front Street, Chester-le-Street, 14-3-1914. To Messrs. Foster-McClellnn Co., London. Dear Sirs, I have much pleasure in confirming the pheno- menal success of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, bought at this establishment, for Miss Adamson, 3 Pine Street, Chester-le-Street. The stone which these Pills have rid her of is most astounding in size, and hardly credible to any- one but those who have seen it. I weighed and measured the stone personally, so that I might keep a record, and found that it measured 2:1- inches in length, 31 inches in circumfer" once, and weighed H ounces truly a remarkable feat, which speaks volumes for the power of the Pills. As could only be expected, Miss Adamson, since beinv relieved of such a hindrance to her health, has improved wonderfully, and is now quite another woman. Should you care to make use of this statement you are quite at liberty to do so, as it is a case that should be made widely known, so that other sufferers may share the vastly improved health that our patron is now enjoying. Believe me to bt Yours faithfully, (Signed) D. YOUNG, Manager uN?M?? A? ? ?????? ???? ??. ￼ LS DOA ?PIMLLSo 2/9 a box, six boxes 13/9, of all Chemists, or from Foster-McClellan Co., 8 Wells St, Oxford St., London, W.
DAY OUT FOR SANITARY INSPECTORS. MEETING AT CAERPHILLY. The members of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Centre of the Sanitary Inspectors' Association, on Saturday met in conference at Caerphilly. The morning was devoted to business connected with the Association in the Council Chambers of the Caerphilly District Council, and this part of the day's programme waii followed by. a dinner at the Clives Hotel, and a visit to the Castle and grounds was afterwards made. Dr T W Thomas, J.P., Medical Officer of Health to the Caerphilly Council, presided at the dinner, and among those present were the sanitary inspectors of the various districts connected with this Centre of the Association's Membership, viz :— Messrs Llewellyn Howells, Tredegar; 0 Olridge, Panteg Thomas Jones, Machen R J Davies, Gelligaer A Macey, Gelligaer; T L Spickett, Barry; F Wood, Cardiff Port; W Morgan, Llandaff, Dinas Powis; D T Jenkins, Cardiff Port; D J Jones, Ponty- pridd E T Morgan and Williams, Caer- philly D R Davies, Bassaleg; G Hockley, Bassaleg; J J Evans, Mynyddislwyn; David Jenkins, L T Davies, D W Jones, G Wright, Thomas Osborne, Richard Thwaites-from various other districts—R Lewis, Aberdare; E W Davies, Bridgend, Penybont; H M Jenkins, Cardiff Port; Hugh T Jones, Mountain Ash. After dinner the Chairman gave the toasts of the King and Royal Family, and made reference to the honour Caerphilly had enjoyed by the visit of King and Queen. Mr Joseph Howells, C.C., proposed the Sanitary Inspectors' Association, and said that the work of the sanitary inspector was one of the greatest and most important to the community. He had many difficulties and drawbacks to contrive against and the occupation was also a very dangerous one. Their own Inspector, Mr E T Morgan, had on one occasion contracted typhoid fever in pursuing the duties of his calling. Once their duties embraced a larger field than they now do, for they once had to superin- tend buildings and act almost in the capacity of clerks of works. They had to exercise considerable tact in order to give no offence, and he could recall the time when they had had to watch and report upon the making of the tramways in the Rhondda. Mr Towy Thomas, the hon. secretary of the Centre, responded, and said that the lives and health of the masses, in a large measure. depended upon the integrity of the sanitary inspector, whose only stock in trade was his health and strength. Economy, he said, did not consist so much in what they did not spend, but in what they got for what they did spend. Mr Olridge proposed the Local Governing Bodies, with particular mention of Caer- philly, and Messrs E T Morgan and D T Jenkins supported this. Mr M V Harding, D.C., in responding, said the Council were really doing their best to improve the district. Results were not obtained as rapidly, perhaps, as they would wish. They took both time and money, but if those present had known the town 20 years ago, they would recognise what vast improvements had taken place and realise that the Caerphilly Council were, indeed, trying to carry out these duties (applause). Mr E T Morgan was then called upon to read a paper he had prepared, giving an outline of twenty years progress in sanita- tion in the Caerphilly district. Twjnty years ago, Mr Morgan said, the sanitary condition of the district was deplorable. Outbreaks of typhoid fever were continually prevalent. Rats had engineered their tun- nels into the pantries of many of the houses. 1 L Caerphilly was supposed to have been formerly a borough but seemed to have lost its privileges, as such in the reign of Henry VIII. One historical account stated that the houses were, in general small and were built without order or regularity. The first Local Board was formed on the 4th April, 1893, and in 1894, the reader (Mr E T Morgan) was appointed sanitary inspector to the newly formed Board, which comprised an area of 15,000 acres. The southern portion of Caerphilly is situated on the millstone grit and carbon- ferous brimstone, which crops out from beneath the South Wales coal measures, but the more northern part is the open coalfield. A sewerage system for Taffs Well \vas com- pleted in 1898. The Council next decided on a scheme for the Rhymuey and Aber Valleys, and Mr A 0 Harpur also prepared a scheme for Nelson. In 1896 about four miles of private sewers were completed by the different landowners, which emptied into large cesspools. Mr Harpur ultimately found that separate sewers for the different villages on the bacterial principle would be impracticable and that the geo- graphical arrangement would prevent the construction of a general sewer, and sewage disposal works was desirable. A scheme was then brought forward for the drainage of about 10,000 acres with sewage disposal works at Gwaunybara farm, about a mile from Caerphilly and in the hamlet of Van, at which place a site was acquired at Y,8,500 and the Council borrowed 236,000 to carry out the work. The Caerphilly main sewer was commenced in 1903, and was laid along the river. It was 3l miles in length and was sufficent for the sewage of a population of 16,000. The whole district has been properly sewered with the exception of Nelson.
MERTHYR'S INCREASED RATE. I On Friday at Merthyr Town Councif the Borough Controller (MrW. R. Harris (pre- sented his report upon the estimates of the various committees. The estimated charges on the borough fund amounted to £ 70,294 of which X5,3,046 would be found. The general district fund was 262,120, and ele- mentary and secondary education £ 36,467. There was an increased call for zt3,700 on elementary education, and a decrease of £ 1,580 on the secondary education account. The extra call upon the borough fund equals a rate of 2d. in the E, and is wholly for education purposes. The Controller ex- plained to the committee that the decrease in the assessable value hit them all round. He attributed the decreased assessable value to smaller output of coal, while a good deal of property had been written off.-Alder- Lewis said the value of property was depre- ciating, rents had reduced, and the over- seers were continually having to reduce the assessment very seriously. The Controller's report continued that the total amount required to be raised for all purposes amounted to £ 102,701— £ 3,137 more than was called for last year. The estimates were accepted, the general dis- trict rate being fixed at 4s. 3d.
MAJOR SHOT. Major Herbert M. Canipl>oll, formerly in the Artillery, died in Exninuh on Monday from a bullet wound, i)< • -t-ed pur- chased a few day", ago a magazine pistol, and on Sunday evening he was examining the weapon when it went off and wounded him.
NEW CAVALRY BRIGADE, A 5th Cavalry Brigade has now come into being, with its headquarters at York. It con- sists of the Scots Greys, York; the 12th Lan- cers, Norwich; and the 20th Hussars, Col- cheeter. The formation of the new brigade hae been made possible by the return of regi | D Iron South Africa.
I THE WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL TUBERCULOSIS CRUSADE. I GRAND CONCERTS AT RHYMNEY. In common with many other towns in the Principality, Rhymney has not b en behind in co-operating with the great campaign now being promoted in connection with the King Edward VII. Welsh Memorial to stamp out Tuberculosis, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings two grand eoncerts were given in the Victoria Hall by the Gwent Choral Society, of which Mr Daniel Owen is the capable conductor, assisted by popular a'tistes. The arrangements had been made by the Chairman and Members of the Urban District Council, supported by a representative committee of ladies, who worked most energetically towards securing the success of the concerts in aid of such a deserving institution. It is gratifying to find that the noble effort put forward met with a generous response on the part of the inhabitants of the district, and large and appreciati ve audiences assembled on both evenings, as was only to be expected with such an excellent bill of fare, provided by an admirably trained choir and capable artistes. On Tuesday evening, Councillor E J. Richards, J.P., ablypresided, and in his introductory remarks referred to the worthy object of the concerts, viz., to augment the R tymney subscription in aid of the Welsh National Memorial for the prevention and abolition of Tuberculosis. He did not think they could be associated with a movement which appealed more strongly for their sympathy and support than that one, which had been initiated in September, 1912, as a Memorial to their late and beloved King Edward the Seventh. One redeeming fea- ture was the fact that it had started in South Wales, as the outcome of a National Conference, convened by the then Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor John Chap- pell. (Applause.) As the result of that conference a scheme was formulated, and whilst it was of gigantio proportions, it had enlisted the support of the whole com- munity, and the response up to the present hid been most gratifying. When it was n When it was realised that in Wales, and Monmouthshire, all forms of Tuberculosis had caused a loss of 37,000 lives during the last ten years, and that there are at present something like 15,000 consumptives in Wales, mostly people under 40 years of age, it was their duty to be up and doing, ;md to render what assistance they could to further this great crusade, which had for its object the saving of precious lives, diminishing suffering, and eventually increased wealth in the Princi- pality by stamping out that dread disease. (Applause). Continuing, Mr Richards re- ferred to the progress of the movement, and stated that up to that day 2,350 cases bad been treated in hospitals and sanatoria; i and 11,405 examined and treated at Tuberculosis Institutes. At the pre- sent time the Memorial Committee had 337 beds available in hospitals, and 306 beds available in sanatoria. New hospitals are also being built in Monmouthshire, Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Montgomery- shire, and Swansea, and a large Sanatorium to accommodate 350 patients would be erec- ted at Talgarth, Breconshire, and another to accommodate 150 patients near Denbigh. It is hoped that all the new institutions will be available within the next twelve months. The Association has in its service at the present time 26 specially trained doctors for the treatment of consumption, and an educational campaign was being pursued throughout the country. He (the chair- man) felt proud that the public of Rhymney had responded so heartily to the appeal made, and they were indebted to the Gwent Choral Society and its talented con- ductor, Mr Daniel Owen, for coming for- ward and providing those concerts. Know- the high standard of previous concerts or- ganised by the choir, he had every confi- dence that it would be maintained that night, and that they would be amply repaid for any sacrifices they had made to be pre- sent. He had much pleasure in calling upon Mr Owen to proceed with the pro- gramme. The first item was a pianoforte duot by Miss Annie R. Jones and Mr J. H. Beddoe, after which the choir gave a fine interpreta- tion of Mendelssohn's difficult chorus, "When Israel out of Egypt came," which performance was heartily applauded song, The Wreckers of Dunraven," Mr Richard E. Evans song, Good-Bye," Miss Edith Jones, who gave a beautiful rendering which met with a well deserved encore, but the Chairman explained that the lengthy programme would not permit of encores song, Llwybr-yr-Wyddfa," Mr Lewis Jones, the Bargoed tenor, who was heard to fine advantage in this popular song the Male Voices of the choir then delighted the audience with the chorus, "Peaceand War" (A. Dard Janin); song, "The Enchant- ress," Miss Gwladys Smith, Brynmawr, who did full justice to the song, and made a most successful debut before a local audi- ence; bass solo, "friend ot Mine, Mr Iago Williams, London; Welsh Air (a) "Suo Gan," (b) Tra bo Dau," Miss K. Morgan, another pleasing item. The first part closed with a ladies' chorus, "Alawony Brynian," a series of some of the most popular Vvelsh Airs, which were admirably rendered. Part II. opened with a violin solo, finely executed by Mr Morgan Lewis; Messrs James Evans and Lewis Jones then gave a very artistic rendering of the duet, Flo ?, gentle Deva"; song, "Dream of Paradise," Madam Clement Jones. The next itc!n proved one of the best and most enjoyable during the evening, viz., the Male Voice Chorus, Jesus of Nazareth (Dr. Parry), the choristers gave a most inspiring ren- dering of this composition. The solo was in the capable hands of Mr James Evaus, the popular local baritone, and the quartette was sung by Miss K. Morgan, Miss M. J. Jenkins, Mr. T. W. Jones, and Mr R. E. Evans song, The Avenue of Time," Miss Gwladys Smith, and an excellent pro- gramme concluded with the Motet" (by request), The Spirit also helpetb us" (Bach). The rendering of the difficult music was highly meritorious, and upon which both choir and its' skilled conductor deserve to be complimented. Previous to the singing of the National Anthem, the Chairman, on behalf of the committee, moved a vote of thanks to the choir for pro- viding such a treat, and incidentally men- tioned that that was not the first time for the Gwent Choral Society to give their ser- vices on behalf of deserving institutions. He (Mr Richards) also wished to thank the Artistes, Accompanists, the Ladies' Committee, for their valuable services in the Isale of tickete, etc., the United Choir for the loan of timber for the stage, Mr Spicer for the loan of pianos, and to all who had helped in any way to promote the success of the concerts. The motion was heartily adopted, and a similar compliment, wu on tile proposition of Mr James Evans, seconded by Councillor D. T. Willians, passed to Councillor E. J. Richards for so ably presiding. The second concert on Wednesday night was also well attended, and the choristers and artistes again acquitted themselves splendidly. Mr J, W. Price, M E. (The Terrace), who as usual took a deep in- terest in the concerts, proved an excellent chairman, and at the close was cordially thanked for his services in the chair. Mr Price during the evening apologised for the unavoidable absence of Councillor John Evans, M.E., Abertysswg, who had been suddenly called away. In addition to the vocalists mentioned above, Miss Lily Augustus, contralto, Cardiff, and Mr Tom Phillips, tenor, Dowlais, contributed some capital songs. The accompaniments were efficiently played by Miss Annie R. Jones and Mr J. H. Beddoe, Pontlottyn (the choir accompanists). The secretarial duties were ably discharged by Mr W. Lloyd Marks, but, to the regret of the committee, owing to illness he was unable to be present at the concerts. He had a capable deputy in Mr George Gait.
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LUXURIOUS TRAVEL. The London and North Western Railway have recently turned out of their Works at Wolveston the longest and most luxuriously fitted Sleeping Saloons yet built by that Company. These Saloons are 72 feet in length over buffers and 68 feet over carriage body, and have been built for the West Coast Companies (London and North Western and Caledonian Railways) to the designs of Mr. H. D. Earl, the Company's Carriage Superintendent. Each Saloon is mounted on two six-wheeled bogies, and is supported on an all-steel under- frame, special attention having been given to the springing and riding. To reduce vibration and noise to a minimum, indiarubber blocks are fixed between the body and underframe, and hair is inserted between the double floors. In each Saloon are 10 berths, one smoking compartment convertible to a berth, a lavatory, an attendant's compartment, and a vestibule at each end. Between some of the berths communicating doors are placed so that, if necessary, a single berth can be converted to a double one. The interior finishing of the berths, smoking compartment and corridor, consists of mahogany framing, Italian walnut dado panels, and beau- tifully figured veneered mahogany upper panels. The bed in each sleeping compartment is sup- ported on a spring mattress. On this is placed a vi-spring mattress and then a hair-stuffed mattress. In each berth is fixed a self-contained maho- gany lavatory cabinet, which contains a folding table, a folding wash-basin, hot and cold water taps, and a soap-dish. The whole of the fittings are silver-plated. Above the cabinet are a mirror, a brush and comb rack, a water bottle and a glass holder, and an electric lamp. The metal fittings are beautifully designed and finished in silver-plate. On one side of the cabinet in the berths, folding mahogany tables are fitted for the accommoda- tion of tea-trays. In the coach side of the berths and smoking compartment is arranged a drop-light with perforated sheet copper in the tops. One of the new features of the Saloons is a rolling shutter arranged over these lights. When up, this is hidden behind a hood. When the shutter is down, absolute privacy and a general appearance of warmth and cosiness are obtained. Moreover, the shutter does away with blinds and curtains and excludes all draught. A heater is fixed under the foot of each bed, and is arranged so that the passenger can control the warmth of the berth without rising from bed. The berths are well ventilated, and in addition to the standard fittings, an electrically driven fan is installed in each compartment. Each berth is illuminated by a lamp over the mirror and one over the head of the bed. The latter is quite a novelty, and is fitted with a holophane shade, so that it may be used as an ordinary lamp, and a small blue glass enclosing a night lamp. The switches controlling the lamps, electric fan and heating apparatus are fixed near the head of the bed. The fittings in the attendant's compartment include boiler, urn, cup and saucer cupboard, linen cupboard, case for trays, soda-water locker, folding table, and a camp stool. In the corridor all the windows drop, and a postal box and fire- extincteur are placed in convenient positions. The Saloons will make a worthy addition to the excellent stock already used in the West Coast service between London (Euston) and Scotland.
FLEUR.DE-LIS DANGER SPOT. In the House of Commons, on Friday, Mr T. Richards asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether it has been brought to his notice that the deputy-coroner for Monmoutshire sent a letter to the Bedwellty Urban District Council stating that a bridge passing under the Brecon and Merthyr Railway at Fleur-de-Lis had been described by witnesses at an inquest held by him upon the body of a child killed by a runaway horse at this spot as being a veri- table death trap and whether, seeing that the District Council appear to be disinclined to take any action in the matter, he will take the necessary steps to get the railway company to remove this source of danger. Mr Burns replied that his attention had not previously been called to this matter, but he would ask the railway company for their observations upon his hon. friend's question, and would communicate with Mr Richards upon receipt of reply.
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