HANBURY Electric THEATRE, ;i,u!lAi,3^BARaOED. Continuous 6 to 10 Continuous. Matinees Whit Monday and Tuesday at 2-30. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, MAY 2tb,. 29th and SOtli. Enormous Holiday, Attractions. The Purple Lady Magnificent Metre Wonder Play. A beautiful Pro- duction in Five Parts. THU FAUATIC. ALICE in SOCIETY, .s ? .Featuring ALIÇE HOWELL. Funny L'ko Comic.L r- i VICTOR KNOWLES will sing- AT EVERY PERFORMANCE. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, JUKE 1st, 2nd and 3rd. ANOTHER WONDERFUL PROGRAMME- THE ONE AND ONLY Charlie Chaplin, IN WHAT CRITICS SAY 15 His Funniest Film, ) A.M. t GRAND ST A It PICTURE, COMING THRO' THE RYE, Adapted from the famous Novel by Helen Mathers. The Girl and the Game. Featuring UEHIEJIN" BLOI-IIVLES. The EMPORIUM, BARGOED. ?C?: .o.- :o: j> i ■ Whitsuntide Show NOW. 0 7ST. Biggest Exhibition of Drapery, Clothing and Millinery in the Provinces. j Pay a visit to this Huge Stores. No obligation to Purchase i Free Inspection Invited. U): ':tI. NOTE THE ADDRESS— The EMPORIUM, BAITGOEDIS FASHION LEADERS. j i i G. W. DAVIES, Proprietor. ? '?.'H'< -<T?t?-? ￼ *i«* < £ .*>• IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BJlRGOEL) LADIES VISIT OF MRS. CLARA E. SLATER (Abdominal Belt Specialist, of London and Sonthp ut), TUESDAY. JUNE 5th, at I Lewis' Commercial Hotel HIGH STREET, Hours 1 to 4 prompt. t Ruptures, Women's Internal Weak- nesses, Displacements, &c., CURED and RELIEVED without Operationf or Internal Instruments iJ'loatinfc Kidney Belts fitted. 1 id- AtiL. ADVICE FIÚtIt. I Write, enclosing, $Jd. stamps for postage/for New Illustrated Booklet, Why Internal Instruments should not be Worn," to Mrs Clara E. Slater, Dept. p 18, "Bdgnno, Finsbqry Patif, London, N 4. FULL DETAILS NEXT WEEK.
THE PAPER RESTRICTIONS IN. I FRANCE. The scarcity of paper in France has caused a considerable deal of trouble in the Paris newspaper world,. and pro- prietors and editors are almost in revolt at the restrictions imposed upon them. Some time ago the size of daily news- papers in that city was by a decree lim- ited to two pages four times a week, and this restriction has created much displeasure, in Paris press circles, but the prospect; of a further testrietion fairly exasperates newspaper men. Three of the leading joqrnals-u Figaro, Dgbats," and "Le Temps —announce I their ,i^efttion of dixiegadiviianyde- cree obliging papers to appear four times a week with two pag1 on the theory that there is no real shortage of paper, which is squandered in Minis- terial oiffces, and in a variety of ways. If a further restriction has to be made, says the" Figaro," it must be sanctioned by a law submitted to the Chambers, and by them approved, otherwise we shall continue to observe the two-page- j twice-a-week arrangement, and defy all decrees. On the same subject the "Intransigeant". remarks that it accepts all the war restrictions, and since the press exhorts the public to submit to them it is obviously its duty to sea an example. ■ — -'1 J
.1 TREDEGAR MAN'S HORSE. David John Walters (14) was xuDimoHed aiTred??r on Taesd&y Eor cruelty to a mare by workifig it in an.1 A. I r n' unlit state, ana .tfa#c ijurr t1fU). a local contractor, was summoned for Icaumng it3 to be' worked. Polioe- eonstable Phillips a .id be saw the hortse and Examined it. On the left shoulder was a raw wound the si8;) of balf-a-crown and two others, each the sizo of d: shilling. Walters said he did -not know anything about ifc. Burr, when he arrived, said he did tiot know the wounds were there or he would not have worked it. The horse was in fair condition. Burr told' the bench that he new nothing about it; the horse was alright when sho went out. As soon as his at. tention was called to the wounds he put the horse in the stable, and she di4 not work again. The Bench gave a severe warning to horse owners, bat in view of the good report of Butt's treatment of hie animals these defendants were ordered to pay the court fees only. r, r f r «I t
At Ghristie's on April 4tfc, 2660 was Mid for & parcel ofBen?min Franklin's I?tera. ? ers. 4
I FREEDOM OF LONDON. STRANGE COINCIDENCE. The Shrewsbury Chronicle "an- nounces that Mr Henry Wells, a son of the late Mr Nugent Wells, former- ly a jeweller in High Street, Newport, has been admitted as a Liveryman of the City of London on the presenta- tion of the Worshipful Company of Spectaclemakers, and also presented with the Freedom of the City of Lon- don, It is a coincidence that Mr Eric Rees, another Newport-born boy, well known as an optician, and son of Mr W. Rees, jeweller, Bargoed, should also have been the recipient of similar distinctions, and that his place of business in Newport should be at the identical spot where in years gone by Messrs. Nugent Wells and Son carried on their business as jewellers and opticians. — :a:
SALE OF PROPERTY AT j BARGOED. Mr E. I. Phillips (Messrs Phillips & Jones) conducted a very successful sale of property, previously adver- tised in the Journal." at the Plas- newydd Hotel, Bargoed, on Wednes- day evening, when the several lots were disposed of. In the course of his description of the property, Mr Phillips referred to a statement made in the H.O.C., that building material was likely to remain at a high rate for many years after the conclusion of the war, mainly in consequence of the demand which must be made for the reconstruction of the towns and villages in Northern France, Bel- gium, etc. The properties disposed of were as follows :—No. 25, McDonnell road, held for 99 years at an annual ground rent of £ 1 ios.. was sold to Mr W. K. Jones, Bargoed, for £180. Nos. 75 and 77, Park place, Gilfach, held for 99 years at an apportioned ground rent of 7s. ad. for the two houses, were sold to Mr Parry, Bargoed, at ,6235 each. Nos. 3 and 4, St. Ann's crescent, Gilfach, held for 999 years at an annual ground rent of £2 for the two houses, were sold at ,6 195 for the two to Mr Cadwgan, Pengam. The solicitors for the vendors were Messrs Carter, Harrison and Arm- strong, London Mr W. D. R. Lewis, Bargoed; and Messrs Spickett and Sons, Bargoed. Lot 2, being 14, McDonnell road, let at a rental of £ i 12s. per month, was withdrawn at,6215, Lot 3, 19 Hill street, let at a rental of £ 1 5s. per month, was also withdrawn at £ 175, and will be subject to private treaty.
CAERSALEM CBORAL SOCIETY, I .h' ABEBBAKGOED. The Caersalem Choral Society, Aberbargoed, which is so ably con- ducted by Mr T. Gabriel, F.T.S.C., and whi!l recently gave such a suc- cessful performance of Elijah," de- cided, at their meeting on Sunday, to accept the invitation to render a concert at the Welsh Hospitals, Whitchurch, on June 14th. At present there are about 1,200 wounded sol- diers at this Hospital, many of them from the Bargoed and Aberbargoed districts. We feel sure that the kind support of the people of this district will readily be given the Caersalem Choral Society in their effort to carry with them to Whitchurch a substan- tial parcel of cigarettes and tobacco for those brave lads who are now suffering so much pain by doing their duty to King and Country. These "smokes will be more thor- oughly enjoyed by the men on the following day when they reflect over the previous night's excellent con- cert, which we feel sure the Choral Society will give them. Contribu- tions in either money or kind will be gratefully received by Mr Gabriel or any member of the Society > «.fcn f (;.4.
SHOULD THERE BE SUNDAY I SCHOOL TREATS? To the Editor. I SIB,—I left it too late last week to reply further to Mr Bates on the above subject. The answer, however, is in preparation for Monday next when the annual treats are to come off The only thing now that needs to be said is a word in appreciation of the Sun- day schools for treating the suggestion of a merge with the carnival as abso- lutely unacceptable. For, had the suggestion caught on, we should for certain be given the spectacle of Sunday school workers and Sunday allotment wor kers keeping step to- gether as one-a thing which would bicome a reproach from a Sunday school point of view. Happily, the Sunday schools have resolved on hold- ing together as such, and as such alouj; and it is to be hoped tbey always wHl. The work of Sunday schools is voluntary, and the aim evangelical. Any movement that is not evangelical is not identical with it-even though it should ape the name of Sunday school. From every point of view it is better to keep the issue clear, and steer a straight course under one colour. I am, sir, yours, etc B alrgoed READER. I Bargoed. I
11 w "OAGONET ON THE PAPER I FAMINE Writing in the Referee," Dagonet" says: There are certain matters that are better ordered in Germany than in these islands. The supply of paper to the Press is one of them. Germany from the beginning of the War has recognised tho imperial value of the Press as a fighting asset. Every effort has been made to see that the popular Press shall not be crippled in its work by lack of paper. Oper there the Press has been for the last two years the whipping-boy of fussy and incom- petent officialdom. A free Press and a vigorous and untrammelled Press is the first necessity of a people who value their liberties. Our great newspapers have prevented the War being lost. They are now helping the Allies to win it, and what has been their reward ? Newspaper pro- prietors have been treated with far less consideration than the proprietors of sweetstuff shops. There must be no further crippling of the Press. The Government, if it be wise, will spare no effort to maintain and increase the supply of paper for the legitimate uses of the Press. Give us paper or we perisli is the cry that goes up from the great high- way of the Fourt Estate. We are all trying to meet the difficulty by economis- ing, but economy can go no further. I myself am sending in my contributions to the Press written on both sides of the paper, except when I use old envelopes turned inside out. I have also soaked the labels off my medicine bottles, dried them, and written on the back. In addition to this I have turned up about two hundred old prescriptions and written on the back of these. The whole ot this weeks Mustard and Cress has been written on the back ot prescriptions for the medicines which have been swallowed during the last ten years by Dagonet.'
PRINTING AND BOOKBINDINO I TRADES. TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM I RESTRICTED OCCUPATIONS. On the understanding that the Fed- eration of Master Printers and Allied Trades will co-operate with Mr. Neville Chamberlain's National Service Depart- ment in carry ing out schemes for releas- ing men either by internal substitution or by filling the places of men required I for munition work, the printing and bookbinding trades are, we understand, to be withdrawn. from the liat of restrict* ed ecoupations. t'.
THE "BARGOED JOURNAL CHANGED. AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCE- MENT. We have fought a good fight and kept the faith," was one of thf loutadaUous of the wise men ot old, and although it is a long way to look back to thoae happy days, the same principle has permeated (and we say it without egotism) the proprietors of the Bargoed Journal," but now we are RELUCTANTLY COM- PELLED, by the exigencies of the I war, to make a change. The crisis in the paper trade has become acute, imports during the past few months having been considerably reduced, whilst the cost of paper has almost quadrupled, and will continue to advance. The situation has, conse- quently, become serious, and the abnormal increase iu cost in the production of the paper has seriously handicapped the commercial side of the undertaking. We have not, up to the present, followed in the wake of many London and Provincial newspapers by increasing the charge. During the existence of the contracts made some time ago, readers of this Journal have had the benefit of those agreements by the price per issue being maintained at its normal state. Now, however, our stocks having been depleted, a fresh supply of paper becomes necessary, and the abnormal advance, made recently, with the re- stricted supply, has sent up the cost of production considerably over 75 per cent. to what it was a year ago. Under these circumstances, the Proprietors are reluctantly compelled to give notice that on and after MAY the 25th the charge per copy will be increased to ONE PENNY. In making this change, we also beg to intimate that the paper will be slightly 'enlarged as a compensating margin. We take the opportunity of thanking our readers and advertisers for their support and co-operation in the past, and feel assured that, having regard to the abnormal conditions prevailing, they will appreciate the difficult position in which newspaper publishers are placed, as the result of the great shortage of papers supplies.
￼ WHITSUNTIDE FAGHIONS. I With the welcome change in the climatic conditions, them-will, neces- sarily, be a rush for the latest fa&hious for the holidays and the. approaching school treats. At will be seen by our advertisement columns, Messrs. B. T. Jones & Co., the old-established Mer- thyr drapers, milliners, costumiers, I &c., are now exhibiting at their exten- si ve premises a fine selection of new season's good & in their respective departments. Bi?uses of great charm, embracing the newest mod?a, are on Bale at prices to meet the needs of all classes. There is an endless choice of costumes, sports ooats, admirably tailored, and a dainty range of up-to- date millinery to suit every taste.
NEW TREDEQAR. I KILLED IN ACTION.- Wi are in- formed that Mr and Mrs Edwin Cutler, of 27, Duffryn-terrace, New j Tredegar, have received official news j that their only son, Driver Charles ¡ Cutler, was killed in action in France I on May 9th. He was 20 years of age, and enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery, being drafted to France in I September of last year. Before en- listment he was employed as a butcher in the establishment of Mr I James John, merchant, Elliotstown, and by his courteous manner was beloved by all. The deepest sym- pathy has been expressed with Mr and Mrs Cutler in their sad bereave- ment. A very touching letter has been received by the parents, from the officer commanding the battalion, :in which the writer paid a high tribute to Driver Cutler, who had attraohed himself to officers and men 1 ialike
A PRINTER'S ERRORS. I H I Have you noticed bow the prin'iiia trade differs from other trades and pro- fessions when it comes to a matter of mistakes. When a Plumber makes a mistake he charges twice for it. When a lawyer makes a mistake, jt f s just what he wanted, because he has a chance to try the case all over again. When a carpenter makes a mistake, it's Just what be expected, because the chances are 10 to 1 he never learned bis business, When an electrician makes a mistake, he blames it on induction," because nobody knows what that is. When a doctor makes a mistake, he buries it. When a judge makes a mistake, it be- comes the law of the land. When a preacher makes & mistake, nobody knows the difference. But with a printer it's diSerent. Be has to be careful. He cannot turn his mistakes into pro&ts as others do. He has to reptit the job sometimes when it even isn't his fault that the error crept in.- ? "%a 'Fraffldin Monthly." .?? 'f t.?.« ??<t?
II A REPUTATION MADE IN RHYMNEY. Questionable methods can t succeed in Rhymney. Honest worth is all that counts, and when Rhymney people know of something good, they tell their neigh- bours about it. It is j'.1st these facts that have made the reputation which Doan s have here. Read what another of your neighbours says. and why the evidence is given. About twelve months ago," savs Mr. R. Lewis, of I I, Upper High Street, Rliymney, when I had a bad attack of kidney trouble, I could not bend or straighten myself. I was obliged to star from work. The water showed signs of trouble, but Doan's backache kidney pills soon put me right. I found relief after the first few doses for my back was not so painful and I was right in other respe. ts. "After taking two boxes of Doan's pills I was cured, and have not had any trouble-of the kind since. These pills are a fine kidney medicine, and I have told others to try them if they have any kidney trouble. (Signed 1 R. LEWIS." Kidney complaint occasions many ail- ments, for when the kidneys are clogged and faulty, uric acid and fluid waste are thrown back upon the system, causing rheumatism, stone, bladder inflinmaation, dropsy, sciatica and obstinate pain and discomfort. Incurable diseases may follow if treat- ment is neglected, but timely help is generally successful. Doan's pills have saved thousands of men and women from uric acid poisoning and kidney disease, and even in advanced stages have affected many cures. Of all dealers, or 2 If) a box, from Foster- McClellan Co., 8, Wells St., Oxford St., London, W. Don't ask for backache or kidney pills,—ask DISTINCTLY for DOAN'S backache kidney pills, the same as Mr. Lewis had.
e e » PONTLOTTYN. CONGRATULATIONS.—At a meeting of the managers of the Gelligaer Group of Council Schools, held on Tuesday, Councillor Ben Hughes was appointed cha .'maD for the ensuing year. In offering 1 nv sincere congratulations to Mr Haghe. upon this well-merited honour, we tee; sure wa are echoing the sentiments of the inhabitants of Pontlottyn in saying tht the appoint- ment Las been conferred upon a Worthy townsman, who, by hii devotijn to public work, not only in the cause of education, but also on th9 Gelligaer Urbau District Council, the Tribunal, Relief Committee, and in other spheres has rendered incalculable service to the community. No district has been served with greater fidelity than Pont. lottyn has on the local authorities, so that it can, with appropriateuess, be said that honour has been bestowed upon caiv to whom it is due.
I A TREDEQAR. Information has been received by Mr and Mrs T. Jenkins, Tredegar, that their son, Second-lieutenant Warren Jenkins, is suffering from shell-shock. While moving into the firing-line a sergeant was wounded. Lieutenant Jenkens was in the act of assisting him when a shell burst close to them, and they were knocked over by the concussion. This gallant yuung officer joined the Royal Gloucester Yeomanry as a trooper in November, 1914, and was promoted to lance-corporal. He received his commision in October, 1915, in the Monmouthshire Regiment, and was subsequently transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment. He has seen 15 months' service at the front, and has been in the thickest of fighting on the Somme and in the Sailly and Arras sections. COLLIIUY MANAGER'S DEATH.-It is our painful duty to announce the death which took place on Wednes- day of Mr Robert Walter Tolfree, of Fairfield House. Tredegar, at the age of 53, son of the late Mr Robert W. Tolfree, Pontypridd, agent for Messrs Guest, Keen, and Nettlefolds, Ltd. He came to Tredegar in 1882 as a pupil under the late Mr J ames Colqu- boun, general manager of the Trede- gar Iron and Coal Co., and afterwards held the position of surveyor under the company. He was in charge of the sinking of the McLaren Colliery, Abertysswg, and not a single fatality teok place during the operations. For some years past he has been manager of Bedwellty Colliery. He Was a notable Church worker and vicar's wardia at St. James' Church for 12 years. He leaves a widow, one son, and three daughters.
BAGDAD. Bagdad is at present brought into si. gnificant prominence. It is iiateretit- ing to know that paper was as we know fiiat made in China. The first Mill was established in Bagdad about the year SOD, the industry was established by prisoners that were brought from China.
0 6 0 DEARER PAPERS. The" Newspaper World has already published a list of 234 newspapers and other periodical publications, of which 37 are dailies, that have increased or are increasing their prices. Recently it has received 32 additional names, of which 4 are dailies. This brings the total to 41 dailies and 225 weekies, or 226 in all. _n