CARD PLAYING ON RHYMNEY j RAILWAY. I Richard James, (43), Rees Davies (39), David Evans (47), and William Scott (40), all colliers, of Aberfan, were fined 10s each at Caerphilly on Tuesday for gaming with cards in the Rhvmney Railway train. Police- constable Richard Evans said be was on the train proceeding to Caerphilly and witnessed defendants playing It nap." Neither of the defendants appeared, but Superintendent T. Williams informed the bench that each had deposited 20s bail. There were, five lots of card-players on the train. It was really a "gambling train." The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr R. Y. Evans) Did they have you ? (Laughter). Superintendent Wil- liams Ob, no, Ehey didn't have me (Laughter).
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THE GELLIQAER MILITARY TRIBUNAL. A* reported in our last ispue, a strong protest was made at the Gtlli- gaer Tribunal regarding the attitude of the Military authorities in taking married men from the mine who have worked there from their school-days, whilst others who had gone into the collieries since 1914 to evade military service were iitill keptemployed. The tribunal considered an applica- tion for exemption of a oolliery lamp- man, 18, single, of B-. He was the -?, b t. He a p eldest of a fao.ily of eight. He ap- pealed (through Mr John Evans, I 1 Bargoed) on the ground of domestic hardship. The military representative re- marked that much had been said as to | why they didn't take the single-men. Here they bad a single man who had I | been combed out of the colliery and I he asked the tribunal to release him for the army. Mr Jenkin Edwards supported the [' protest made by Mr Ben Hughes, (reported last week) and went on to say in emphatic tones that the young men who had worked sinco their school t days in the colliery, were being taken, i while shirkers from North Wales took their places. It provided the most ? glaring instances of injustice since tho war started, and he thought the time had arrived when the head authorities should be forced to comb oat the strangers from the colliery before taking young men who had l been there since their childhood. Men f aged 25 to 30 from slate quarries were I allowed to remain at the local pits while bona fide young colliers were being taken and in many oasas con- siderable hardship ensued. He knev. of a case where a single young man had gone to the colliery recently to take the place of a married man who had been called up. He thought it a great scandal and hoped the authori- ties would put a atop to it. .Comb oat the men who have come heie since 1914" declared Mr Edwards, and don't mind what the colliery owners say. Put them into the same bag, for they are looking to their own I selfish interests." It was pointed out that the young man whose case was under considera- tion had worked in the colliery since he left school, and was a substantial support to a large family. It was suggested that two months exemption be granted as a protest against the system ef taking young men who had worked all their lives in the colliery and leaving rti, mgars alone. The chairman pointed out the diffi- culty of granting exemption to a single man in view of the urgent demand. Two months exemption was granted.— On being informed of the decision the military representat i ve said he must take the case to a higher court. The chairman explained to him that the exemption was granted as a pro- test against calling Jife-long young men from the mines and leaving strangers in security. Mr Rowland Thomas said be-, ap- preciated the point, but the case in question on the face of it was bad. He would like the tribunal to convey their reasons and findings to the proper quaiter and to allow kiufifcient .time to elapse before granting the certificate for him to obtain advice and instructicma bef ore appealing. The clerk was instruQted "Ïø com- municate the, Tribunal's reasons for" exempting the young men to the Recruiting authorities, and also to the ooUiery coprt, the Tribunal's pro- test again: t them combing but from the collieries young men who had been engaged there prior to 1914, while those young single men who had gone there since 1914 were allowed to re- main.
CAERSALEM Utiol-H AT WHIT- I CHURCH. As previously indicated the Caersalem (Aberbargoed) mixed choir, paid a visit to the great Whitchurch Hospital, where so many of our brave Tommies lay shattered after the turmoil of war. Many choirs from Gwent and Morganw had entertained these wounded heroes upon previous occasions, but without disparaging the labours of these, it is questionable whether a really more enjoyable time was ever spent than that given by the Caersalem choir. The singers, under the faultless tuition of Mr T. Gabriel, F.T. £ >.< had laid them- selves out to entertain the soldiers, and they accomplished their object. The committee, under the able guidance of Mr T. B. Fisher, M.E., had made most excellent arrangements for the chor- isters to accomplish the journey, and from the time of the departure to the final return, everything went off in apple pie order. Not only had the committee provided for the party, but they had a noble and inspiring thought for the wounded, in addition to the excellent programme of music. 'The members of the committee bad solicited the support of the local tradespeople and irfluential friend s to provide cigar- ettes, tobacco, etc., for the wounded. Their efforts resulted in an aggregate of about 10,000 cigarettes being distri- bated during the visit. This is dis- tinctly encouraging work and reflects the greatest credit upon the donors, collectors, ana orncers. ine principal gifts were from the followinR.-Dr. Richards, Bargoed, 91 Is. Mr Williams, Duffryn Street, Aberbargoed, tl la. Mr Sarn Fisher, 900 cigarettes Mr Idris Davies, Tobacconist, Aberbargoed, 800 Miss H. Roberts, Bargoed, 700; Misses E. James and Evans, Bon Marche, 620; Mr T. Gabriel, 500 Mrs W. Rees, Aber- bargoed, 110; Mrs Gomer Griffiths, 100; Miss Maggie Parry, 150 Miss M. A. Morris, 140; Miss Morgans, Hanbury Stores, 150; Mrs D. R. Davies, 40; Mrs Davies, 150; Miss Williams, 200; Mra Harris and Davies, 220; Mr D. J. Mor- gan, 100; Mr W. Pugh, 70; Mr Dd. Jones, Central Stores, Poctlottyn, 250 Mr-Richards, 50; Mrs Jenkins, 40; Miss U. Jenkins, 50; Mr Ivor Williams, Engineer, 18 cigars Mrs Rowley, Han- bury Hotel' 6s.; Mr Tom Jenkins, 2s. 6d.; Mr Wolfson, 2s. 6d. In regard to the concert itself, it was one uninterrupted period of happiness, and was demon- strated time after time by the raptorious applause of the soldiers and nurses. The choir, which numbered about 130, gave the following splendid pro- ramme i-Chorus, "Be not Afraid"; Song, There's a Land," Mr Lewya Jones; Chorus, *0 Father, Whose Almighty Power Song, Woman's Ways," Miss Maddocks; Chorus, Hail J udea, Huppy Land," "See the Conquer- ing Hero Song, Mr George Jones, tenor, Bargoed Chorus, (ladies) Lift Thine Eyes"; Chorus, Ye, Watching over 18rael "i Song, Roses," Mr Willie Jones Penillion Singing, Mr J. Prit- chard; Chorus, "Sing Unto God"; Song, Mary O'Neale," Mr L. Jones; Chorus, We never will Bow Down Song, A Woman's Ways," Miss Mad- docks. Without referring to individual soloists or members of the party, each acquitted himself and herself in the highest degree of merit.
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BARQOED NOTES AND WHISPERS* Our readers will, no doubt, regret to learn that Mr Govier, the former manager of the Palace Theatre, is now in a Field Hospital, on the sick list. < A very successful meeting was held at the Workmen's Institute, Aber- bargoed, on Monday, to make arrangements for the Hospital sports, carnival, horticultural show, &o. We hope to publish full details next week. e < We regret having to announce the death of Mr Arthur Powall, of Bed- wellty Road, Aberbargoed, one of the oldest deacons of Caersalem. The deoeased, who was in advanced age, had been ailing for some time. The interment took place at Llansamlet, a deputation of the Church attending the obsequies. To-day (Saturday) will be observed as a Red Cross Flag Day in Bargoed and the adjoining districts. Com- mandant Ebsworth makes a special appeal to the public to support the funds. The subscriptions will be devoted to the Red Cross Hospital at Caerphilly, which is about being altered to accommodate a further 100 men. Untold, benefit is being de- rived by our wounded soldiers and sailors at the excellent institution. The Commandant asks for the co- operation of helpers over 16 years of age, and will be glad if they will oall at the Fire Station in the course of the day. < < A shocking fatality occurred at the South Pit of the Bargoed Colliery on Thursday, by which Albert Langley (32), married, with two children, of William Street, Gilfach, was instan- taneously killed. It appears that deceased, who was an assistant hitcher, was in company with Richard Williams, the head hitcher, in the act of lifting a tram of coal on the rails, of the carriage when the cage ascended, and deceased was caught near the bottom of the shaft. Wil- liams, by a miraculous manner, pulled himself into the cage and escaped injury. Tfie carriage was stopped after having gone up the shaft about 150 yards. » A number of interesting letters have been received by the Secretary of the Bargoed Welcome Home Fond (Mr W. T. Clements) from nor gallant boys in H.M. Forces, expressing their warmest appreciation of the beneficent work which the above committee are accom- plishing, and more particularly for the true Cymric reception they received in the town on their recent furlough. Sergeant Graham White, D.C.M., of the R.F.A., in the course of his com- munication says :— I feel proud to think how my fellow-countrymen, who are unable to take up arms against the common enemy, are doing their bit by assisting Tommy' and' Jack' to forget the trials and pain when they return home from the Front. I can assure you it is a pleasure to walk into one of the many huts in which the men live, and see the spirit of the boys. Who gives them the heart to fight like they do ? Why the people at home, by keeping the good old smile, and helping as in every way. My one regret is-that I was not able to thank everyone in Bargoed per- sonally, but there's time for that after the war. Please convey my heartiest thanks to every member of the Recep- tion Fund." < < The bravery of our "Jack Tare" when facing the brutal attacks of piracy, such as the Hans' submarine warfare reveals, is beyond words. The following testimony of a Bargoed man, Private J. Sambrook, 3rd Welsh, now with the B.E.F. in France, given in a letter under date 28th May, to a well known resident of Bargoed, speaks for itselfu I daresay you have read of the sinking of a great transport-the Transylvania. I had the honour (I think you may call it a honour) to be aboard when she was hit. It is not for me, air, to mention anything regarding the condact of the troops aboard, but let me say in pass- ing that I never saw such bravery in all my service abroad. There were many Welsh lads on board,, including Private Rowney, of 14, Capel-street, also Private Smith, from Pengam, who, I am told, was lost. The name that the Welsh Regiment is so proud of, was kept up in great style, and it was a grand sight to see the boys' standing to attention on deck, even when she was hit the second time." However, L mast finish talking about this. I should like to know if Dr. Turner has returned from Indio. If you can, get his address for me."
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I In Place of Potatoes, I Until potatoes are available, make fritters and rissoles with rice. flaked maize, oat- meal, lentils, etc., fried in ATORA" Block Suet. The result is very delicious and nourishing. The piquant flavour of an added, pinch of Hugcn's Sauce Powder make3 a real troat. Your grocer sells "ATORA," Shredded for Puddings, etc., and in solid Blocks for frying, lib. boxes, 1/5, ilb. 9d.
BARGOED'S BED AT NETLEY HOSPITAL. I ENCOURAGING BALANCE SHEET. As the period for which the Bar- goed bed at the Netley Hospital was endowed will shortly expire, a pre- liminary meeting, to make provision for renewing the gift was held at the Fire Station, Bargoed, on Wednesday evening, under the presidency of Councillor A. S. Williams. As is generally known, the cost of the en- owment is 270 per annum. At the meeting on Wednesday, Mr W. Ebsworth, the secretary of last year's movement, presented a state- ment "at accounts, showing that a total of 2231 17s. 9d. was received last year. This ineluded L117 re- ceived from the proceeds of the garden party, given by Dr. and Mrs Richards; and iC71 gate money at the carnival.—On the payment side, 270 was allocated to the Bargoed bed re- ferred to P,47 to the Caerphilly Red Cross Hospital; B12 to the Welsh Regiment Prisoners of War Fund similar amounts to the Evening Express Fund and the Help Association." There was a further 220 for the Caerphilly Hospital, and £19 to the Netley Hospital. In addition to the above, arrangements were made for an expenditure of 6s. per week (parcel of food) to be sent to Private A. Thomas, a prisoner of war in Germany. Apart from the above, was a credit balance of J637 17s. Id., the proceeds of dance, and which now formed the nucleus J -of next year's fund. Some discussion took place as to the procedure for this year's funds, and it was decided to ask the ladies to organise a Jumble Sale, postponed from last year, and in connection with which there are now many articles on hand. A meeting of the ladies will be held on Wednesday evening, at 7, and a general meeting to follow at 8 o'clock.—It was also decided to approach the Welcome Home Committee, with a view to a joint movement being held during August Bank Holiday week.
THE GUEST OF LOVE. Love bade me welcome; yet my soul 4ft.. back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entering in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly qneetioaimf, If I lacked anything. "A guest," I answered, "worthy to be here Love said, "You shall be he." I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ak, ny deax; I cannot look on Thee." Love took my hand, and smiling, did reply, "Who made the eyes but IT "Truth, Lord, but I have marred tfcen; let my shame Go where it doth deserve." "And know you not," says Love, "tehe bors the blame?" "You must sit down," says Love, "tad tarte my meat." "My dear, then I will serve." So I did sit and eat. -George Her BE CONTENT. No restlessness or discontent eea efcenge your lot. Others may have other circum- stances surrounding them, but here are yours. You had better make up your mind to sooept what vou cannot alter. You can lilis a beautiful life in the midst of your present eireumstaaees.—J. B. Miller, D.D PROGRESS. Southey onoe wrote a friend thus: "I would give you sdrioe if it oould be of uee; but there is no curing those who ohooee to be diseased. A good man and a wine man may at time be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no nwun was discontented with the world if he did his du.ty in it. If a man of education, who has health, eyee, hands, and leisure, lacks an object it is only because God Almighty has bestowed all those blessings upon e man who does not deserve them., THE LOVER'S VOW. I First shall the. heavens want etarry light* I The seas be robbed of their waves; The day want sun, and sun want bright, j The night want shade, the dead men frftvetf The April flowers and leaf and tree, Be-fore I false my faith to thee. First direful hate shall turn to poeoe, And love relent in deep disdain; And death his fatal etroke shall eeaee, And envy pity every pain; And pleasure mourn, and eorpow smile Before I talk of any guile. First time shall etay his stayleas reee. And winter bless his boughs with eera; And snow bemoisten July's face, And winter spring, and summer mown. Before my pen by help of fame Oeus to recite thy sacred name. —Thomas Xrfxlgs (lift). ;};io"
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