￼ I s R. T. JONES & Cft's I ￼ I By far the Largest and Finest I < Assorted Stock in j Merthyr, and for a radius of 20 1 < miles, to select t from. 4 I A SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE ???????? ??t?????? ￼ ￼ ??—?? ￼ ￼ Mtt?Mtt Is Now Proceeding, And Continues Daily during July. 76 Years' Reputation for Value, Variety, and Reliable Goods. Bargains of Exceptional Merit and worthy of your immediate attention offered in all Departments. We hope to have the pleasure of your attendance. R. T. JONES & Co., General Drapers, Complete House Furnishers, Gents' Mercers, Clothiers, &c., 125a. & 126, High Street, 't 1 & 3, vicoxia street, Market Square, Merthyr. 1 & 2, Central Street, ) 1 I
BABY SHOW AT RHYMNEY. I SUCCESSFUL EFFORT. That the inhabitants of Rhymney are determined to do their part in promoting the children's welfare cam- paign was manifest on Thursday last, when a Baby Show, the first in the valley, was held at St. David's Parish Hall. When the movement was inaugurated a few weeks ago, there was as is usually the case with a new feature, some speculation as to its success, but thanks to the effective organisation of the Ladies' Committee, with Mrs R. Rutherford, (The Lawn) as president, and Mrs W. T. Hopkin, (Church Street) proved an admirable secretary, these doubts were dispelled on Thursday by the exceptionally numerous competitors in the various classes. The judges were Dr. E. L. Phillips, Bargoed, and Mrs Dr Ward, Merthyr, who discharged their duties in a most satisfactory manner. The awards were made at the open-air concert in the Lawn in. the evening. In connection with the show, Dr. Mary Howie, director of the Infant! Welfare Clinics for the Monmouth- shire County Council, delivered a very helpful address to the raothers in the bringing up of healthy children. Dr. Phillips, in the course of a brief adjudication, said that the com- mittee had reason b congratulate there selves upon their first show. His colleague and himself had had some difficulty in arriving at their decisions by reason of the many excel- lent babies which had been exhibited. Proceeding, the Doctor dealt with the various classes, and said it was a noteworthy fact that some of the winners were from houses which did not poases8 the best sanitary arrange- ments, but it was an indication that even in those surroundings, which in nermal times might be subjected to some censure, it was possible to pro- duce healthy children, and in that direction the educational campaign could accomplish great things (hear hear). He referred to the efficient work which was being performed at the school clinics in Monmouth- shire, and urged upon all mothers to take advantage of the facilities which the clinics afforded. He awarded the prizes as follows:- NATURALLY FED BABIES. Boys under 3 months—1, Edwin Mutton, 7 Lower Cross Row; 2, Evan Albert Baker, 1 Susannah Houses. Girls under 3 months—1, Hilda Priee, 7, Hill Street; 2, Bronwen Davies, 29, Hill Street. Boys 3 months and under 6 months 1, Thomas Brinley Mathews, 15, Harcourt Place; 2, William Isaac -r- 9 Moseley, lack, 21 Cambrian Street. I Girls 3 months and under 6 months 1, Annie Benjamin, 19, Jenkins Row 2, Katie Dennehy, 4, Brewery Row. Consolation Prize, (baby's high chair given by Mr Israel Fine), Gwendoline Margaret Ropor, 19, Upper Cross Row. j Boys 6 months and under 9 months 1, Lewis Henry Salmon, 7, Garden j City; 2, John Piotheroe, 16, Tre Edwards. Girls 6 months and under 9 month I, Lilian May II vndley, 13, Field Street; 2, Constance Irene Perry, 2'J, j The Villas, Garden City. Consolation Prize, (baby's hig J chair given by Mr Israel Fine) Enid Mary Oakey, 11, High Street, Boys 9 months and under 12! months—1, Islwyn Hayden Jones, 14, Cross Street; 2, Oliver Owen, 34, Carno Street. I Girls 9 months and under 12 j months—1, Nancy Young, 4, King Edward Terrace; 2, Rona Durham, 2, High Street. ARTIFICIALLY FED BABIES. Boys under 3 wonths-I, Richard William Morris, 4, Lndv Tyler Terrace. Boys 3 months asd under 6 months f 1, William Rees Williams, 11, Thorns Row. 3 mont h | Gir!a 3 month3 and under 6 mon?B 1, Doreen Elliot, 76, PIa?tatio? SH-e? 3, Gwladys Morf\<id Williams, jj Hill Street. Boys 6 months and under 9 months 1, Thomas Ivor Jcnes" 8, Field Street; 2, Willie Alfred Gilbert, 119, Hill Street. Girls 6 months and under 9 months 1, Mary Elizabeth Beel, 18, High Street; 2, Hilda May Jones, Loa, i High Street. Boys 9 months and under 12 montba-I Arthur McDonald Clarke, Brickyard Houses; 2, John Laurence Clarke, 18, Beulah Street. Best Clinic Baby in the Show.- (now attending the Infant Welfare Clinic, Prize given by Alderman Edwards), Gwladys Jones 3, Hill Street. Most sensibly dressed baby in the show-Glyndwr Roberts, 3, Arthur Street, Abertysfiwg. j Best Baby in the Show.—(Prize, I beautiful baby's folding carriage given by Messrs Fines Ltd.), Nancy Young, 4, King Edward Terrace. After the priz. had been distri- buted, AMerman J. Bdwards, J.P moved a hearty veto of thanks to Dj. Mary Howey, for Iter timely address, and to Dr. Phillips and Dr. Ward f. their valuable services as adjudicators. County Councillor Rees Harris, J P seconded the motion, whicU wfts heartily adopted, and Dr. l'hill: r suitably acknowlt;dged the comph- ment.
CRUSHED BY A SHOW VAN. INQUEST AT ABERBARGOED. Mr J. B. Walford, district coroner, held an inquest at Aberbargoed, 091 Thursday last, touching the death of Frank Betteraidge (17), an employee with Messrs. Jacob Studt, amusement caterers, who died at,the local hospita on Wednesday evening from injuries received that day. Mr T. J. Thomas, solicitor, appeared for Mr Stodt. Hannah Betteridge, a widow, of Reading, said her son was in good health. She last saw him alive on Whit-Monday, when he joined Mr. Stndt's Company. Death had taken place before she arrived at Aberbar- goed the previous evening. Cyril Dunford, another employee, said he was a general helper. About 1-30 p.m. on Wednesday, they were travelling along the road with a trac- tion engine attached to two vans. They wore travelling from Ton-Pentre to Bargoed. On the road between Ystrad Mynach and Maesycwmmer deceased and himself were behind the vans watching for vehicles. He was riding on a plank resting on the under carriage. He saw the deceased cross under the draw-bar between the two vans, and in doing so he slipped and fell undfr the locking part of the van. He made a dash to get him out, and having failed after several at- tempts, he ran to stop the engine. In the meantime the van had gone over the deceased. He was picked up, and Conveyed in a car to the surgery, thence to the Hospital. Witness had been cautioned not to cross under the bar.—By Mr T. J. Thomas: There was a black man attached to an oppo* sition show who accused someone of calling him names, and came over and struck witness on the face. He thought deceased crbssed with the intention of assisting him. Dr. Sinnott said he saw deceased at 2-30 p.m. He was suffering from a compound fracture of the left leg. An operation was necessary, but he died within twenty minutes. The Coroner having summed up at some. length, the jury returned a ver- dict of Death by Misadventure." The Coroner, Jury, and Mr Studt expressed their sympathy with the mother and family.
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A NEW TBEDEGAB LADY'S I DEATH, Mr J. B. Walford held an inquest at New Tredegar on Thursday, touch- ing the death of Ann Williams, 63 years of age, of 48, Greenfield-street, who died suddenly on Friday after a fall in Railway-terrace, Tirpbil. Elias John Williams, son of deceased said that owing to her stoutness she had some difficulty of late in getting about. He last saw her alive on tho morning of the accident when she appeared in good health. Mrs M. A. Willicomb, of Railway- street, said that on Friday morning she saw the deoeased walking up the street and afterwards being carried into the house. There was no indica- tion that she was under the influence of drink. Death took place ten minutes after the fall. Benjamin Griffiths said that as deceased was walking quietly down Cross-street, she put her band against the wall of the house, then fell back- ward striking her head. Dr. Roberts said he had known deceased as a patient for a number of years, but suffered from palsy, which -Nas an affection of the spinal cord, He was present a few minutes after death which took place at the house of Mra Reagan. The skull was fractured, due to the fall. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
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PONTLOTTYN WAR MEMORIAL FUND (Registered). -0 CARNIVALT SPOETS, AND OTHER COMPETITIONS, MILE FIELD. MONDAY, 30th JULY. 1917. 0 LIST OF CARNIVAL EVENTS AND PRizes (All Open Classes). Carnival to Start from LORD NELSON SHOW GROUND, 3-30 sharp. 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Priae Class. s. d. s, d. s. d. A-Ambulance Squad (Competition on Field) 5 Medals 5 0 B-ational Representations in Costumes of our AWes 10 0 5 0 C—Fancy Dress, Lady. Walking 10 0 5 0 D—Fancy Dress, Gentleman, Walking 10 0 5 0 E—Fancy Dress, Girl under 16, Walking 10 0 5 0 F—Fancy Dress, Boy under 16, Walking 10 0 5 0 U-Giroup of Four Walking Characters (Historical or Patriotic o0 0 10 0 5 « H-Decorated Cycle, in Character (Lady or Gentleman) 12 0 7 6 I-Comic Band, for Men or Boys, or both (8 in number) 20 0 »10 0 J-Comic Character, Walking (Lady or Gentleman) 10 0 5 0 K-Foreign or Continental Costume (Lady 6r Gentleman) 20 6 7 G 2 6 L-Comic Turnout (Push Cart, Pram, &c &c.) 10 0 5 0 2 6 M-Comic Character on Donkey Back 10 0 5 0 N-Fancy Dress on Horse Back (Lady or Gentleman) 20 0 10 0Groom 5 0 O-Most Humorous and Pithy Trade Advertisement, Prose or Verse. Not more than 50 words al- lowed, including Name and Address of Firm. Size of Bill, 2ft. wide by 3ft. long. To be carried on board in front of Competitor or Employee. 10 0 5 0 P-Single Harness Horse and Conveyance, Pleasure 20 0 10 0 Groom 5 0 Q-Single Harness Horse and Conveyance, Trade 20 0 10 0 Groom 5 0 R—Best Group on Vehicle 40 0 25 0 15 0 Entrance Fees for above: Is. for Xi and 12s. 6d. First Prize Classes 6d. for 10s. First Priae Classes. Entries for the above to be in the Secretary's hands not later than SATURDAY, JULY 28th, 1917. SPORTS ON MILE FIELD (By kind permission of MR. JENKINS, The Farm, Abertysswg). To Commence at 5 p.m. Admission :-Adults, Is.; Children, 6d. Entry Fees for Carnival and Sports do NOT include Admission to the Field. « 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize Entry fee s. d. s. d. a. d. s. d. 1—Ambulance Squad Competition 5 Medala 5 0. 1 a 2-Girls' Race (under 16 years), 80 yards 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 3—Boys'Race (under 14 years), 80 yards 5 0 3 0 1003 4-Tug-of-War (8 a-side), > 20 0 10 0 2 i 5-120 yards Novice Handicap 40 0 15 0 5 0 1 0 6-150 yards Whippet Handicap 80 0 30 0 15 0 2 0 7-80 yards Dash Handicap .100 0 40 0 20 0 2 0 8-Nursee' Squad Competition 21 0 5 0 1 0 9-Baby Competition (under 12 Months) 21 0 7 6 0 6 10-Best Twins (under 2 Years old) 21 0 Handicapper E. LEWIS, Esq., Pontypridd. Entries for Sports positively Close MONDAY, JULY 23rd, 1917. Entry Forms and further Particulars of Carnival and Sports, from- PHIL LEWIS, York House, Abertysswg, Mon. J. PENRY WILLIAMS, Cartref," Pontlottyn, Glam. -0- Excellent Band. Dancing on the Green. Skittling (Field and Table) Competitions. Numerous Attractions. Nearest Stations Pontlottyn (R.R.); Rhymney (B. & M. R.) BLAIvVAVOV CHAMBER OF TRADE. :0 3rd ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD Also a BRASS BAND CONTEST, at the WORKMEN'S HALL AND PARK, BLAENAVON ON, MONDAY, AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY, f —— UPWARDS OF £ 100 IN PRIZES. —- ■ :o= ADJUDICATORS :-Dr. CARADOG ROBERTS, F.R.C.O., A.B.C.M. (Wrexham). Music-Mr. W. J. WATKINS, F.R C.O., L.R.A.M., (Dowlais). CHIEF ITEMS. Male Voice-" The War Horse." First Prize, £ 15; 2nd, £ 5. Male Quartette—" 0 Peaceful Night." First Prize, X2 2s. Champion Solo-X2 2s. Vocal and Instrumental Solos—First Prize £1 Is., and 10;6. BRASS BAND CONTEST. Test—" Sweet English Songs," W. & R. XIO, 25, .£3, and Xi. Brass Quartette—(1st), £ 2 (2nd), jei. March Contest—(1st), £ 1 10s. 2nd lOs. BAND ADJUDICATOR-Mr. S. RADCLIFFE, Abertridwr. Programmes, lid. post free, from HARRY WILLIAMS, 22, Broad Street, Blaenavon. For Illuminated Addresses go to u Journal" Offices, Bargoed.
THE RHYMNEY VALLEY SEWERAGE BOARD. The ordinary meeting of the Rhym- ney Valley Sewerage Board was held at Bargoed, on Wednesday, at which there were present, Messrs T. Edwards Caerphilly, chairman, Edmund Jones, J.P., Gas Jones, Joseph Morgan, (Gelligaer), D. Jones, Edgar Dayies, Bedwellty W. Griffiths, Rhymney W. S, Nalh, J.P., Mynyddislwyn, with Mr Raikes, engineer, and Mr Harris, deputy clerk, Reporting upon Contract No. 3, Messrs Wilcox and Raikes said that favourable weather and better ground had enabled good progress to be made during the month. The average number of men so employed remain about the same, 45 in number. Gang No. 1 was engaged near the foot bridge at Fleur-de-lys. The first length of sewer from the river crossing had been laid through the tunnel. Under more favourable conditions of depth of strata, rapid progress is being made in Dr. Reidy's fields. Works to the approximate value of 33 per cent. of the tender had now been executed in about 93 per cent. of the contract time of 2-L years. The contractors applied for a further payment of 9510 which they were entitled to, and payment made accordingly. Mr A. J. Thompson, the caretaker at the works, attended before the Board in support of his application for a war bonus. He said that his present wages was £2 5s. and a cot- tage, which was far too low to meet the present cost of living.—A motion of 15s. per week, and an amendment by by Mr Griffiths to grant an advance .1'.# .H-c" '1 ,"«r .,• ,f' -l.1l, Mr Edmund Jones, seconded by Mr W. S. Nash for an increase of 10s. per week-The amendment was oarried.
A BARGOED PHOTOGRAPHER & PENGAM STATION AGENT. William Evans, (37), photographer and billiard-hall proprietor, Bargoed, was at Bargoed on Friday, summoned for assaulting Samuel Morgan (38) stationmaster, Pengam, on July 2nd. There was a cross-summons against Morgan. Mr J. Llewellyn (from the office of Messrs. Gwilym James and Co., Merthyr) appeared to prosecute for the Rhymney Railway Company and Mr W. Ebsworth appeared for Evans. It was stated that Evans alighted at Pengam with a ticket available only to Bargoed. He was asked for the excess, and replied, "Take it from the change you hold for me since the previous case." This, it was explained, had refer- ence to an occasion when he tendered 6d. to pay an excess fare of 2 £ d. It was alleged that he then told Mr Morgan to keep the change. He (Evans) refused to leave without a receipt covering the last and the present excess fare. He went into the booking-office, and refused to leave when requested, and was forced out. It was alleged on the erosi- summons that Evans was struok, and bis spectacles were damaged. The Bench imposed a fine of 20s. upon iivans and dismissed the charm against Morgan, .Jo¡r. .of.:J"ft1'9