] TO DAY TODAY I 4 m THE I" m A nmasos ￼ TIMS SIGHT TIME TO ii1 MaVa MONIT The Finest Store in the Rhymney Valleys. I I AT THE } ) ?. '3L. JL JL JE-tLJBm BON MARCHE i- GREAT I SUMMER SALE NOW IN FULL SWING! ( v t&neomparaife Tiargaind ,Ji: Home and ffee ) Train Fares II • )f p- ? g??" "?<. ?n ton ) of Railway j Ticket. Huge Stocks of Drapery, Clothing, I and Furnishing Goods are at your disposal at prioes much under to- day's oost. ('>"4:> The BON MARCHE, BARGOED.
THE GELLIGAER TRIBUNAL, AN APPLICANT'S ATTITUDE. A meeting of the Gelligaer Tribunal took place at the Council Office, Hen- goed, on Thursday. Councillor Ben Hughes. Pontlottyn, presided, and there wera also present :—Messrs Edmund Jones, J.P., and Walter Lewis J.P., with Mr C. J Samuel (the clerk) and Mr Rowland Thomas (mili- tary representative), and Mr Goshen Evaus (assistant military representa- tive. The Clerk at the outset an- nounced the result of an appeal made by the military against tho decision of the tribunal. It was the cane of a colliery surface-man to whom the tribunal granted two months' exemp- tion. This decision was cancelled at the county tribunal and no exemption granted. DISSATISFIED APPLICANT.—A slaugh- terman and shop assistant was granted leave to appeal. He was 31, married with two children and kept a widowed mother. He was rearing 15 pigs for market and had an allotment capable of providing a ton of potatoes. He added he was dissatisfied with his medical examination at Cardiff and Leeds. He had been attended to by two local doctors for heart trouble and h9 suffered at present from pains in the region of the heart. He was employed at the Co-op at B-. Chair- man Why are you not satisfied with the medical examination ? Applicant: My medical man says I am suffering from my heart When I went from here last time I sat on the road for two hours. I have now been passed in Claa A by the Central Medical Board. Sometimes I have to stand for two hours against the counter owing to pain. in my heart. Applicant added in reply to the Chairman that three doctors examined him and took eight or ten minutes. One doctor examined his chest a little, the others hardly anything. The Military Re. presentative You are not satisfied with the Medical Board at Leeds, although they were specialists, or at Cardiff. The Military Representative: Do you remember telling Captain Read you didn't care what category they put you in so long as they kept YOB out of the army P -No. The case was dismissed on the understanding that the applicant was not to be called up for fourteen days. On leaving the Chamber applicant remarked, he never intended to join the army. OTHER APPLICATIONS-—D.B of P., butcher, Clast C 3, six months. T.R., of Y., coalmerchant, 29, mar- ried one child, Class A, said he bad two brothers,one on active service and one who had just been discharged after serving with the Canadians. Applicant was the support of the old people. He bad had four periods of exemption. Sxemption for a month, final, was granted. D.D., of B, master tailor, Class C 3, three months exemption, W.F., of P., jobbing builder and he had a one man business was 39 jears of age. three months with leave to come again. T.J., of B., milk vendor, age 20, siogle, formerly a colliery surface-man. He left the colliery to look after the business owing to a brother-in-law being called to the colours. He was in Class C 3, three months exemption with leave. P.G., of B., painter and decorator, 35, married, three children, three months exemption on the understand- ing that the applicant undertook National Service if offered. A.D.G., of G., hairdresser, 28, mar- ried, C 3, three months exemption. P.S., of B., butcher's manager, C 3, two months. J.L.Br., of P, house repairer, mar- ried, Class A, three months exemption on condition that applicant undertook National Service if offered. A.'G.W., of T clothier's manager, 37, married, one child, Class A. It was stated that applicant's wife was serionsly ill. On that ground, exemp- l tiOD for two months was granted with leavo to come again. P. T., of P., hairdresser, 36, married, two children, C 2, previously C 3. Applicant said be was doing work as an assistant iepairer.-Three months exemption on condition that applicant continued working as a repairer which was considered of national importance. L. I., of B., fnrnisher's manager, twico rejected, rocently passed C 3, martied.-Thice months. | H.J .M., of B., toilor etc., aged 41, t married, B 1, six mouths exemption I on condition that he joined the V.T.C. I o
TREDEGAR. J CHORAL CONTEST. On Tuesday evening, the Temperance Hall was thronged on the occasion of the final contest in the male voice oboir tournament. The event, organised by the local War Distress Committee, has aroused great interest. Eleven choirs took part in the competition, and the finalists were MoLaren Col- liery, Tredegar Works, Tredegar Town and Graham Colliery. Mr Dan Owen (Rhymney), the adjudicator, awarded points as follows :—Trede- gar Town 78, McLaren 75, Tredegar Works 73, and Grahams 71. The victory of the Town party, conducted by Mr Evan Rees Edwards, was very popular. Mr Edwards handed back the prize of JCIO 10s. to the com- mittee.
w A DOCTOR IN EVERY HOME. 1The Ideal Treatment for Wounds I and Skin-Disease. More than half the doctors are in the Army, and the rest of military age will be called up. Hence, the time is coming when every man his own doctor may be the order of the day. Obedience will be all the easier in the home where a box of Zam-Bak is kept handy. The timely dressing of cuts, bruises and scratches with this wonderful j herbal balm will save many a doctor's visit and avert much suffering from poisoned sores and skin diseases. Zam-Buk in said to represent" A i Surgery in a Two-inch Box," Smearing a cut over with Zam-Buk means that pain is soothed away, that the injured skin is instantly protected i against germ-atteek-partioularly im- portant in workshop aosidonte-and that natural healing is hastened. Wounds that have taken bad ways, and obstinate eases of ecsema, piles, and bad leg, that have been the de- spair of skilled practitioners for years, are also most successfully treated by this unique Zam-Bak. — (.
1 PETROL WASTED WITH THE CAR AT A STANDSTILL. In view of the argent need to econo- mise petrol in every way possible. and of the very limited supplies available for civilian use, we should once more emphasise the importance of stopping the engine whenever the car is brought to a halt of more than a few memeuts' duration. The majority of modern carburetieri, are so set that they deliver an exceed- ingly rich mixture to the cylinders when the engine is "idling," with the throttle almost closed, and the consumption of fuel in these conditions during a halt of several minutes is quite appreciable. It may be argued that petrol licence holders, being allowed a certain monthly quantity of spirit, have a perfect right to OFe it as they think best, but we would point ont that it is the desire of the Government that as little petrol as possible should be purchased and consumed, even though the licence holder is legally entitled to buy and use up to the maximum sanctioned on his permit. It is, of course, well known that the need for petrol rationing is caused principally by the immense require- ments of the Navy and Army, snd for this reason commanding OffiCHri cannot too forcibly impress upon their subordinates in charge of oars the importance of never allowing the en- gine to run unnecessarily. Waste of* this kind by Service drivers has three bad effects: It involves unjustified expenditure of public money, it means that less petrol is available for the civilian population, and it creates dis- content in the minds of those who, while they are doiug their best to help the country's cause, are often much hampered in thoir work by the petrol restrictions. ■ ■
A POTATO SCARB IN THE VALLEY. I THE VARIEGATED LEAF. I Some scare has been created in various parts of the Rhymney Valley, by the speckled appearance of the leaves of the potato haulms. The impression is, that this is the first sign of the potato blight, and some allotment holders have gone so far as to uproot their crops. It is yet too early for the blight to make its appearance. The experts do not recommend spraying of potatoes, as a preventative of the blight, until the first or second week in July, and even then in districts which are weeks in advance of the Rhymney Valley. The actual cqjise of the variegated leaf is dUè, to the planting of eating po- tatoes, and not properly matured seed potatoes. Here we see the effect of the bungling of the authorities over the potato supplies, in the early part of the season. Eating potatoes were dumped upon the market as seed, and eagerly purchased away to the threat of a great shortage. Later on the proper seed potatoes were sold for eating. The effected tubers, may not be quite so prolific as from prepared seed, bat beyond this there is no harm. ■
PARLIAMENTARY REPRESEN TATIVB5 IN THE RHYMNEY VALLEY. IMPORTANT RE-DISTRIBU- TION SCHEME. The Parliamentary Committee has been sitting for some time in connec- tion with the re-distribution of seats bill, and has now proceeded so far as to conclude their findings in relation to the urban and smaller municipal areas in Glamorgan and Monmouth- shire. The net result of this is that Glamorgan will gain one seat, and Monmouthshire two seats. The Rhym- ney Valley figures very prominently in the change, and so far as Glam- organ is concerned, it can be claimed that the extra seat has been allocated to this extreme portion of the county. Hitherto, the urban districts of Gelli- gaer and Caerphilly were attached to Pontypridd for Parliamentary repre- sentation, but under the new Reform Bill, these two areas will form one independent division, and have a direct representative. On the Monmouthshire side there has been a deal of chopping about* In the past the West Monmouth divi- sion included that portion of the Valley extending from Rhymney to Pengam, and the South Mon. division the remaining portion of the valley. Under the new scheme a new division has been created, and will be known as the Bedwellty division. It will consist of the urban districts of Bed- was and Maohen, Mynyddislwyn and Bedwellty, with the St. Mellons Rural Council. So far as Rhymney Urban District is concerned, this will in future be included with Ebbw Vale and Tredegar, and be knows as the Ebbw Vale division.
-E'ref? ?tc?Mfc :eH< Story Unwise I Weakens I the Kidneys. t AN overload of uric-acid in the blood is a bad thing Some people produce uric-acid twice as fast as others. It comes in two ways — partly from meat and other strong foods, partly from using up of body tissues during exertion. Uric-acid victims are rheumatic, nervous, cross, syspicious, headachy, dizzy at times, or racked with sudden, queer pains. They grow old too fast, and in time develop heart trouble, gravel, hardened arteries, dropsy or incurable kidney disease. Take warning at the first sign of uric acid trouble. Eat little meat and not too much of any food. Drink milk and water. Exercise, rest and sleep more. Use Doan's Backache Kidney Pills to repair the weakened kidneys and help them filter the uric poisons from the blood.. You have here an honest Rhymney opinion as to how Doan's Pills can help. What could be more convincing ? Send for Free Book on h Moderation, Cheerfulness, and Other Lone Life o Laws." Rhymney Evidence, On June 26th, 1915, Mr. C. E. Birch, I of 100. Hill Street, Rhymney, said I used to be subject to backache, ¡ arising from kidney disorder. Many a time I have found it very difficult. to stoop and then to straighten myself. i There was some disorder in the urinary 'II system, but taking the advice of a friend I started with Doan's backache kidney pills. These proved ver3-bene- I ficial and relieved me of the com- plaint. ï I have taken Doan's pills, on and off, for two years now, and always find in them a speedy remedy especially after a cold. I recommend the medi- j cine with every confidence. (Signed) j C. E. BIRCH." p' April. IIjh, —% SSAUI/Y j TWELVE Mffcrras uCtER— tBirç.h j said I have been splendid, Doan*s I pills are the best kidney medicine going. vB# Jure yoil ksk for DJOAA t-, and get I DeJAW 'S-the 'Pills Mr. Birch had I s Pills I s! s?% m ?? t S J?itif if ￼ All dtalere, 0121f a box from Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells St., Oxford St., Jjond on. W.
THE NEW TREDEGAR EISTEDDFOD. We understand that:the prospects for the forthcoming grand eisteddfod, to be held on Saturday, the 21st inst, in aid of the New Tredegar and Tir- phil Relief Fund, are highly en- couraging. Entries are coming in numerously, and there is every indi- cation that the competitions will be of a very keen character. Particularly should this be the case in the choral contest, for which it is stated that eight or nine choirs are rehearsing' the test pieces. As indicating the number of entries received, it has been found necessary to commence the proceedings at I p.m. instead of 4 p.m. 11
BLAENA VON EISTEDDFOD AND BAND CONTEST. The spirited enterprise of the Blaenavon Chamber of Trade, which is one of the most active organisations of its kind in Monmouthshire, is worthy of emulation, thanks to the fine organising efforts of the excellent band of officers. The Blaenavon Chamber has been established on a sound besis, and it is worthy of note that through the instrumentality of the Chamber, two highly successful eisteddfodan have previously been or- ganised in aid of worthy philanthropic institutions. Arrangements have now been completed for the third festival, band contest and other attractions to be held on Bank Holiday, Monday, August 6th, at tho Workmen's Hall, and the Park, Blaenavon, particulars of which will be found in our ad- vertisement columns. A most com- plete programme has been arranged, and in aid of snch an object, the Y.M.C.A., the event can scarcely fail to prove a gigantic suocess. Upwards of £100 a,re being offered in prizes. With regard to the eisteddfod, the principal event is a male voice contest, for whioh prizes of £ 15 and £5 are offered. The test piece, is The War Horse" (D. Jenkins) for parties not less than 60 voices. Having regard I to the wealth of talent in these and I the adjoining valleys, the competition shoalu prove a most exciting one. There are numerous solos ( £ 1 is each) unaccompanied male quartettes (92 2s); male and female champion solos ( £ 2 28 eaoh) adult and juvenile re- citatioup. In the band contest 919 are to be awarded in prizes. Pro- grammes can be obtained from the Hon. Secretaries, Messrs W. D. Davies and H, Williams, 22, Broad-street, Blaenavon. t i ——.——
[ GREAT SALE AT MERTRYR. The attention of our readers is specially directed to the advertise- ment on page 4, announcing the great summer sale of Messrs. R. T. Jones & Co., the old-established drapers, clothiers, millinera, &c, High-street and Market Square, Merthyr. At this huge establishment the requirements of every household can be obtained, and a glance at the windows will reveal to the public the extraordinary range of goods, and the hundreds of tempting bargains available. This sale, which is one of the events of the year, offers a golden opportunity to all thrifty people to save quite 25 per cent, on present day's prioes. The wisdom of baying now, while stocks are available, must be realised by all keen buyers, as it is not unlikely that further restrictions will be imposed in the output of all commodities. The I sale opens to-day (Friday) and will continue for 21 days. t81
The watch-word for potato growers now is Let us spray." m • • Sapper Hubert P. Williams, son of Mr and Mrs Williams, Ye Olde Royal Oak, Ystradmynach, who is at present serving in France with the R. M.R.E., has received the silver medal for science at the Cardiff Technical School. He already holds eight first class certificates for science, building construction, mathematics, &c.
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