HANBURY Electric THEATRE, BARQOED. ConlinaoMS 6 to 10 Continnons. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, JULY 23rd, 24th and 35th. A Magnificent Production, In a grand All-British Picture- pacta (S Parts) —a a o » o o o o- » o o o o—o—o—o—o— Mr. Mcldiot's Assasssination, <; A screamihfly funny L'ko Comedy, in 2 Reels. The Dustman's Wedding, Another funny Two Part Rib Tickler. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, JULY 36th, 27th and 38th. THE ONE AND ONLY Charlie Chaplin In screamingly funny absurdity. CHARLIE AT THE RINK. a A grand Star Picture—THE Heritaqe of Hate, A Story of an Inherited Revenge. Hearts & Saddles, funny Fox Comedy VICTOR KNOWLES will sing AT EVERY PERFORMANCE.
GELLIGAER DISCHARGED SOLDIERS' PENSIONS. ENTHUSIASTIC SPEECHES AT A BARGOED MEETING. A large gathering assembled on Trafalgar Square, -Bargoed, on Sun- day evening, at a meeting organised by the Gelligaer Discharged Soldiers and Sailors Pensions' Association. The meeting was arranged for a fortnight ago, but owing to inclement weather it could not take place in the open- air, ,but as previously reported was ahierl, ;f at the Workmen's Institute. Mr J. Weaver, Brithdir, presided on Sun- day evening, and was supported on the platform by some of the leading citizens of Bargoed. The Town Band, under the direction of Mr H. Bosanko, entertained the public to some fine music prior to the opening of the pro- ceedings. The Chairman explained that the object of the meeting was to solicit the sympathy of the citizens for the association, so that the latter would be prepared to resist the injustices which they would have to meet in the matter of pensions. The association already was doing marvellous work. They were not out for charity, but simply to ask the citizens to stand by them in a time of crisis. Mr J. Sylvan Evans, B.A., delivered a most effective address/ So far as he could remember, it was the first time for him to ascend a platform to speak in the open air. There were good reasons, however, why he should be there that evening to support that cause—a supreme reason being that, he had two sons, and only two sons, and they were in France (hear, hear). The speaker then went on to point out this country's ingratitude to its warriors in the past. He read a dis- patch sent by General Sir John Smith to Queen Elizabeth, over 300 years ago, from Flanders. In that dispatch the gallant soldiers were described as "the flower and force of the kingdom." In spite of that exalted testimony of worth, however, the treatment meted out to those warriors was deplorable. Although" the flower and force" of the land, they were allowed to become objects of charity—mendicants, tramps, &C. He hoped they would see to it that such ingratitude shall not follow this war, and that the boys who were so nobly fighting, and who had bled for us, would be a& well provided and oared for, and made as comfortable as was possible on their return. If what the Government provided for the dis- charged warriors were not enough, then they should all give support towards obtaining for the lads that which would keep them from unneces- sary suffering, and make their life as the circumstances would allow. Rev. D. Leyshon Evans, C.C., in in eloquent speech said the association was wanted now, and would be wanted more in the future to safeguard the interests of the broken soldiers and jailors, who had fought and bled for jhem in this colossal catastrophe. S'ever again should those gallant fel- ows find their way to the workhouse Lud curbstone (applause). Provision iad been made, but to get justice for ihe discharged men meant sterner vigilance. Mr Evans reviewed the atest provisions of the Government or discharged soldiers and sailors, and )y means of questions and answers lxplained the position as to the train- ng of discharged soldiers, separation illowances, &c.. One question was supposed to be asked by a discharged oldier of course) If I learnt a trade, rould my pension be reduced P" The ,Dlwer was an emphatic no." In no I' I circumstances, once the pension has been fixed by the Medical Board, it could not be reduced even if the man earned 9100 a week. One of the functions of the association was to see that this was carried out. The speaker advised discharged soldiers not to be attracted by the first job which came along, because of the present high wages. He should look ahead to the future to take advantage of the privi- leges for training, &o. There could never be a more human request than that they should stand by the boys who haJ stood by them, bled, and become broken, so that this oountry should not be erased and desolated like other nations (applause). Mr Walter Lewis, J.P., in the course of a characteristic address, said they haa-heard a good deal of the consequences of the war, but a conse- quence which, should demand first consideration wal, the discharged sol- diers and sailors. They all Appre- ciated the instructive and interesting comparison given by the Rev. Leyshon ,Evans as to the present and past treatment to wounded and broken war- riorR, but still they had not made the comfort and care of the soldier a first consideration. His opinion was that even with the training and pensions proposed, they did not go far enough towards making things as comfortable for the boys as they ought to be. If they made the case of these men the first charge on the national exchequer, they would start off by opening Gov- ernment industries for the employment of the discharged wounded. They should be employed outside the indus- tries carried on at a rush under the present competitive system. If the discharged wounded were employed in Government industries, there would be no need for them to take their chance in private competitive indus- tries. Again, was it fair that he should be in competitive industries ? If the leaders of the organisations managed to secure the highest stand- ard of wages for discharged wounded and maimed men, then he feared that as a consequence the unwounded would have to suffer. The question of effic- iency was sure to arise, and physical ability must be a factor in the employ- ment of men. Let the Government and country Ifor whom the man was wounded, decide his value, and if a man be only worth a low wage in his work, let the pension be raised com- mensurately (applause). There would be difficulties of administration how- ever, and those difficulties alone justi- fied the existence of the association. Mr Bates, Bargoed, also delivered an interesting address in support of the movement.—Upon the motion of Mr Walter Lewis, a resolution was passed by the meeting pledging every possible support to the movement.
On the application of Mr R. J. Jones, the Rhymney Valley Educa- tion Comittee have decided to grant the use of the Aberbargoed Boys School for the forthcoming baby show.
I TO OPPOSE MR. W. BRACE, M.P. I I COUNCILLOR MORGAN JONES A PROSPECTIVE CANDITATE. We are informed that there is a movement on foot to run a Conscien- tious Objector candidate in opposition to Mr William Brace, Under Secre- tary for Home Affairs, and M.P. for South Glamorgan, in the event of his contesting one of the new Monmouth- shire divisions under the redistribution scheme at the next general election. A deputation is being formed with a view to going before the Monmouth- shire Labour Party, and the names that will be put forward as prospective candidates are those of Councillors Morgan Jones (Bargoed) and William J. Jenkins (Caerphilly) and Mr Fred Jones (Merthyr), all of whom are now employed under the Home Office scheme for conscientious objectors.
ALLOTMENT THIEF CAUGHT. I A FINE OF JE2. I Thia case has been proved against you. It is a very serious thing for people to steal growing potatoes, and must be put an end to. I have a great doubt whether you should not be seat to prison, but, as it is the first case we have had, yo. will be fined .£2, or 21 days." These words were addressed to David Pugh (35), a haulier, of Caer- philly, at the local oourt on Tuesday by Mr W. Ware, the chairman of the bench. Pugh was charged with steal- ing growing potatoes, value 28 6d., the property of Walter Wright, an em- ploy6 of the Rhymney Railway Company, residing at Crwya-road Cardiff, who had a, potato patch on the aide of the Company's main line near Caerphilly. When caught the defend- ant bnrat into tears, and pleaded to be let off.
ABERBARQOED. On Thursday evening a Baby Wel- fare Meeting was held under the auspices of the N.B.W.T.A., Aber- bargoed Branch, when the chair was taken by Councillor W. J. Davies. After the usual preliminaries, a dialogue entitled Mrs Hops, and John Barleycorn," was given by Misses Myra Edwards, Olive Phillips, and Hilda Chance, and during which a party of children, namely, Misses Elsie Chance, Edith Chance, May Wheatstone, Ivy Evans, Dora Evans, Enid Walters, Mabel Webb, Dorothy Haines, and Masters Harold Tanner, and Willie Walters, entered singing All round the World, the Ribbon White is twined." A short address was then given by the Chairman which was well received. A duett was well rendered by Misses, Hilda Chance and Ivy Evans. Dr. Mary E. Howie, of Newport, then gave a very instructive and edifying ad- dress on Baby Welfare." Dr. Howie is a lady of very great exper- ience, and is the Medical Representa- tive for the county under the National Baby Welfare Soheme. Knowing this before hand, a great deal was expected of her, and our expectations were more than realized.—Mrs Perry proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Dr. Howie, the Chairman, and all who had taken part; this was second- ed by Mrs Rees Jones, and a very happy evening was brought to a close by the singing of a hymn. Mrs Lock accompanied throughout.
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A BARGOED PATRIOTIC FAMILY. It is questionable whether there is not only in the Bargoed district, but the whole of the Rhymney Valley, a more patriotic family to King and Country, than that of Mr and Mrs William Smart, 49, Park Road, Bar- goed. All their five sons are now doing their'bit in the nation's struggle. Bert and Leonard are now in France, whilst Perey and Sergt. George Smart, are expected to cross the Channel in a short time. Mr and Mrs Smart have resided in Bargoed for a considerable time, and are held in the highest esteem by all who came in contact with them, as most loyal and law abiding citizens. The exceptiotal record held by them of their five sons doing their duty, is one which deserves the higest con- gratulation, not only upon them, but also upon the sons, who, animated by the true sense of manhood to their king and Country, have sacrificed the comforts of home life in the defence of the women, the children, and the nation. May they have a safe journey, and return home to receive the well deserved reward of their labours.
FORTHCOMING FUR AND FSATHBR SHOW. In connection with the forthcoming Fur and Feather Show we are pleased to learn that the prospects of a moat successful event are most encouraging. Mr E. Parker, (chairman) and each individual member of the society with the energetic and experienced secre- tary, Mr W. J. Ellis, leave no stone unturned to ensure a high olaas meet- ing, where there will be much to learn. The Poultry Section will, we under. stand, be supported by the Welsh United Game Club. The WelshBan- tam Club and the Wyandotte Club of Wales. The show will be supported by some of the most experienced Fanciers, many of whom have com- peted in the finest shows in England. The Pigeon section too, is being most enthusiastically supported. Already extensive enquiries are being made for the programme. This is now in draft form, and will be available in a few days.
RHYMNEY VALLEY GROUP OF SCHOOLS. WINTER'S SUPPLY OF COAL. I The meeting of the managers of the Rhymney Valley MonmoutLshire Sec- tion Group of Schools, was held at New Tredegar, on. Monday, at which there were present, Alderman N. Phillips, J.P., chairman, Mr W. S. Nash, J.P., Albert Thomas, J.P., Edgar Davies, J.P., Messrs John Evans, J. W. Price, D. Jones, R. J. Jones, with Mr Lang- maid, deputy clerk. A letter was read from the County Director of Education, asking the mana- gers now to make provision for a supply of coal for the winter as there were indi- cations now there would be a shortage of supplies which may lead to enhanced prices. The coal should therefore be stocked now to safeguard any possible difficulty.-The Chairman said he did not agree there was any prospect of the prices exceeding the present rate.—-Mr R. J. Jones said there was not now the same demand for coal in the house to house supplies as in the winter. He thought there was a surplus of such coal available now which may be secured for the schools.—Mr D. Jones said there was a man in the district who vas prepared to supply tip coal.—The De- puty Clerk then read a letter from one coal contractor offering to stack up some of the schools. The Chairman said that if the coal was to be stacked, this land picked tip coal was the best. They would, he said, be saving a very large sum of money by using this coal.—Mr R. J. Jones agreed, but questioned whether the quantity delivered was the correct weight charged for.—It was decided to invite tenders for the supply of this class of coal for the various schools in the area. Mr J. W. Price in supporting the proposal said he did not think that faminine prices in coal could now take place. A report was received of the investi- gations carried out,, by a sub-comictee of a complaint made by an Aberbargoed parent of undue persecution placed upon him by the Attendance Officer re- garding one of his children whilst the child of a neighbour was allowed to go scot free, although not attending regu- larily.-It was found that the action of the officer in the first case was justified, and in the latter case proceedings had been instituted. Mr W. S. Nash point ed out the importance that in future the local managers should co-operate more closely with the head teacher and at- tendance officer and thus obviate any preferential treatment. Mr R. J. Jones drew attention to the very creditable work done by the Aber- bargoed boys upon a ten perch plot of land on the allotments. ,and also by the boys of the Cefn Forest School on a fifty perch plot and asked the managers to inspect these grounds. The work done was most praiseworthy and reflected great credit upon Mr gowell and Mr Watkins the respective head teachers. Mr Edgar Davies asked what became of the produce ?—Mr R. J. Jones said that at Aberbargoed they had decided to send the whole of it to the local hospital. The County Committee had suggested that the bulk of the produce from the school children's gardens should be sent to the Navy. He did not agree with this, as the Government should supply the needs for the Navy. He suggested that in districts where there were no Hospitals, the children should be allowed to give the produce to necessitous families who were suffering through the war.—Mr W. S. Nash said the County had made no hard and fast rule upon the matter. It was decided to write to the County for permission that in all schools the children be allowed to dispose of the produce as they thought best accord- ing to local circumstances.
WAR RATIONS. How They Affect Many People. That war bread and war rations generally do not suit everybody is clear from the following statement, which appeared in June the 11th issue of the -1 Daily Telegraph." It reads:-At the Bedford Board of Guardians it was reported that a con- siderable number of deaths were occurring among the old inmates from dysentery, and the chairman believed rations had something to do with it. War bread, did not suit him." After all, it is not surprising that the digestive organs experience diffi- culty in dealing with the un- accustomed food which we are all of as now compelled to resort, for like every other part of the machinery of the human body, they do best e ad most easily the work that they have been trained to do and are accustomed to perform. Any considerable vari- ation in the quality or quantity of the food they are required to digest means extra strain on them, until they have, by usage, become ac- customed to it. Now, in the vast majority of such cases, all that is needed is a gentle stim- ulating Stomach and Liver Tonic and Regulator. Mother Seigel's Syrup is the most popular and widely used di- gestive and stomachic remedy. It pro. motes the healthy action of the organs of digestion—stomach, liver and bowels—enabling them to perform their work properly and digesting I what you eat. Put it to the test to- day and take it after your next meal.
TIME SETTLED IT. TIME SETTLED IT. Nothing is hastily settled in Tredegar. If anyone in Rhymney gets a letter from Tredegar, that letter has been re-read if not re-written be- fore it was posted. That is very like the Tredegar message given here. The message given in 1911 has been read over again and all shadow of doubt removed. Timo settled it. Note the five years proof. On October 31st, 1911, Mr J Woolf, of 198, Tredegar Terrace, near the Schools, Sirhowy, Tredegar said:— Some seven or eight years ago I had a bad attack of kidney trouble, which lasted for six weeks. The pains were so bad that I hardly knew how to keep aboat at my work. Some days I was in agony, and had con- siderable difficulty in straightening myself after bending. I had trouble, too, with the kidney excretions, which were disordered and painful. (MR WOOLF, from a photo.) I tried several medicines, but none did me any good. I was at last ad- vised to try Doan's backache kidney pills. I did, and derived great benefit almost from the first. By the time I had used three boxes I was quite cured, and can honestly recom- mend them for kidney disorder. (Signed)—J. Woolf." On April 13th, 1916-NEARLY FIVE YEARS LATER Mr Woolf said :—" I can recommend Doan's pills, for they did me a world of good. They have kept me at work, for which I am grate- ful." The body is slowly poisoned when the kidneys are weak, and urinary disorders, gravel, rheumatism, sciatica and dropsy are some of the ills that all too quickly follow. Uric acid crystallises in the muscles, nerves, and joints, and harmful fluids stagnate in the tissues and under the skin. Taken in time, Doan's pills are most successful in such oases, for by strengthening the kidneys they remedy the cause of all these kidney ailments. Of all dealers, or 2/9 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 Woolf had.
PONTLOTTYN WAR MEMORIAL. FORTHCOMING CARNIVAL AND SPORTS. If enthusiasm counts for anything, there is every indication that the movement organised to erect a fitting memorial at Pontlottyn to those brave men who have sacrificed their all in the country's service, in this great struggle for freedom and righteous- ness, will be a huge success. A more worthy movement has never been instituted, and it must commend itself to every section of the community. With a view of augmenting the fund, as will be seen by an advertisement in another column, a grand carnival, sports, baby show, and other compe- titions will be held on Monday, 30th inst. A most attractive programme has been arranged, and with such excellent prizes there should be a large number of competitors. The energetic committee, of which Councillor David Hopkins is chairman, and Mr Wm. J. James, hon. treasurer, has been for- tunate in securing the Mile Field for the sports, which is admirably adapted for such meetings. An excellent band has been engaged, and will provide dance music on the groand. It is gratifying to find that the secretarial duties are in the efficient hands of Mr Phil Lewis, D.C., Abertysswg, and Mr J. Penry Williams, Pontlottyn, whose organising abilities are well-known. Competitors at the sports will please note that the entries positively close on Monday next, and should be sent to the Secretaries.
At the Cardiff Water Works Com- mittee, Alderman Illtyd Thomas, who is well known in the Rhymney Valley, stated very emphatically that the war would end on September 17th.
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