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ABERBARQOED SPORTS AND CARNIVAL. BIG HOLIDAY ATTRACTION. Aberbargoed people always do things well in the matfer of public entertain- ments, etc and Monday last was no exception to the rale. A carnival, sports, and baby show had been orga- nised for the benefit of the Local War Relief Commiitee, one of the best managed organisations in the valley, and which has proved of great service in the district since the outbreak of hostilities. Counciiler R. J. Jones was the chairman of the general committee, and the sectioral committees were under the guidance of the following Carnival, Mr John Davies; sports, Mr E. Clode, M.R C.V.S,; Iamb competi. tions, Dr. Sinnott. The treasurers were, Councillor Evan Thomas and fTO W Da iriaa If. wnr»l ( I hA nnFit" f n .A. ,A..J.aVO. 4'" 'f'" ""4" __8'48'" single out either of these gentlemen for special mention. They, in con- junction with the individual members of the committee, worked with that cohesion and unanimity of purpose characteristic of Aberbargoed. Excep- tion can pardonably be taken with the hon. secretaries, Messrs. J. Hatton and W. M. Thomas. However energetic a committee may be, it is always ad. mitted that the secretaries are the men who have to be at the wheel always, and attend to the multifarious duties often overlooked by a com- mittee. This work was done in a faultless manner by Messrs. Hatton and Thomas, who deserve the greatest praise for their labours, which resulted in a delightful afternoon for the large crowd that assembled on the ground. The judges were: Carnival (Ladies), 1.1rEf. Dr. Phillips (Bargoed), Mrs E. Clode and Mrs W. J. Davies gentle- men, Messrs. Ben Edmunds, R Gay, and E. Clode; sports judges, Coun- cillors Albert Thomas, J.P., Edmund Jones, J.P., Messrs. Horace Davis, W. Vile, W. H. Hatcher, and Thomas E. Jenkins. Starter, Mr T. J. Thomai. Handicappers, Messrs Cos Jones, W. Burke, and E. Thomas. Judges of ambulance competition, Drs. C. Reidy, E. L. Phillips, F. I. Maunsell, and Miss Beardsworth, The Hospital, who were also the judges in the Baby show. The judges for the best dressed baby were, Mesdames J. Hatton, R. J. Jones and W. M. 'Thomas. Popular music was supplied by the local Brass Band. The results were as follows Baby Show.—Boys 3 months old, 1, Wyndham True, Bargoed 2 M. D. Price, ^Aberbargoed: 3 R. Roberts Aberbargoed. Girls, 1 Alice Price, Aberbargoed 2 Margaret Harris, 3 G. Kitchener, Aberbargoed. Boys 6 months, 1 E. Smith, Ystradmynach E. Bridges, Aberbargoed; 3 L. Pipe, New Tredegar- Girls, I M. Wei 1=5, Bargoed 2 M. Allsop, New Tre(lo- gar; 3 L. Gayward, Aberbargoed. boys 9 months, W. Williams, Aber- Bargoed 2 D Mills, Cwmsyfiog j 3 F. Regan, Aberbargoed. Girls, 1 M. Daniels, 2 E. Cox, Aberbargoed 3 W. Norton, Bargoed. Boys 12 months, I F. Brinley. Girls, 1 E. Heaton, Argoed; 2 A. Vinard, Aberbargoed 3 A Durham, Rhyiiiney. Twin Bab ies, Dauncey, Aberbargoed. Spe- cial prize for the best breast fed baby, (givon by Drs. Phillips and Sinnott) 1 M. Wells, Bargoed; 2 E. Smith, Ystradmynach 3 D. Miles, Cwmsy- flog. Most sensibly dressed baby, F. Regan, Aberbargoed. Soldier's child, 1 L. Pipe, 1 2 Ivor Ben. Fire Brigade Competition Aber- bargoed, 4 man drill. CARNIVAL EVENTS. Historical dress-l Bert James, Aberbargoed 2 T. Prout. National dress, Miss Watkins, Blackwood 2 divided between M. Morgan and A. Hurch Special prize, M. Williams. Fancy dress, gents, C. Harris, Pengam; 2 A. Winslow, Bargoed. Children's j fancy dress, 1 Baby Harris, 2 Alf Jones. A large number of special prizes were given in this competition. Fancy dress, ladies, 1 divided between Rosy Walsh and Milly Billingham, 2 divided between M Davies and S. Edmunds. Tableaux divided between Daviea' party and Green's party special prize, M. Haughton. Fancy dress on horse- back, 1 Eric Jones, 2 divided between C. Hatton and Stewart Hatton. Com- ic character, 1 F. Champion, 2 W. Acreman. In the sports events, tke following are a few of the results :—Two mile handicap, I Hart. 2 The baker 3 T. Pugh. Tug-of-war, Hanbary Lodge, Bargoed, defeated the Darran Lodge. Schoolboys' race, 1 Gardener, 2 Walker, 3 Trigg. Girls' race, 1 Mary Thomas, 2 Nellie Mahoney. In the event Catching greesy Pig an ac- cident happened, three of the compet- itors falling upon the animal causing an injury to its leg, and it was taken off the field to bo slaughtered. t >
YSTRADM VNACH WIFE'S TALE. William Watts (53), collier, of Ystradmynach, was at Bargoed on Friday, summoned by his wife, Ellen, for desertion on July 4th. Complain- ant stated that she had lived sixteen years with the defendant. During that period she had led a terrible time She was prepared to return to him on a promise to reform. The Magis- trates adjourned the case for a fort- night with a view to a reconciliation, i
MERTHYR DRAPER BEREAVED i Mr R. T. Jones, draper, Merthyr, received information on Monday, that his third son, Private David Jones, Lancashire Fusiliers, has been killed j in action, after about six months' active service in France. Aged 24 years, Private Jones was in civil life cashier at Lloyds Bank, Ebbw Vale. He is the second of Mr Jone's four sons in the Army to fall, the other son, Lieutenant Joseph R. Jones, having been killed some twelve months ago. a a a i
NOT A DISAPPOINT- MENT. BEDWAS SA.TISFIED. Bedwas hopes are fully shared by I Rhymney people. The statement was | too emphatic to be forgotten. "Would time bring disappoint- ment ?" was the question. The answer is here in words that ring with satis- faction. On October 31st 1911, Mrs H. j Denty, of 6, Glyn Gwyn-street, near the Station, Tre Thomas, Bedwas, Mon., said I caught a cold some years ago which brought on inflamma- tion of the kidneys. I have suffered, off and on, ever since, with severe pains in my back and loins. They were specially acute on the change of the weather. My hands and feet swelled, and the urinary excretions were disordered and painful. I also suffered attacks of dizziness. I read of Doan's backache kidney pills and thought I would try them. As soon as I commenced to take the medicine 1 founl it did me a lot of good, and have no hesitation in ad- vising other sufferers to try them. (Signed) H. Denty." On April 12th, IgI6.-0VER POUR YEARS LATER — Mrs Denty said I can speak highly of Doan's pills for I derived so much benefit from them. I am pretty well now." Uric acid poison left in the system i by, weak kidneys causes lumbago, rheumatism, gravel, urinary disorders, ) makes you feel dull, heavy, tired and miserable, and leads to fatal disease if neglected. Doan's backache kidney pills act directly on the kidneys and bladder bringing quick relief, and ensuring the poisonous uric acid and waste water being removed before they have time to set up disease or irritation in the body. 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 DOAS'S backache kidney | pills, the same as Mra Denty had. L-
FUN AND FANCY. "How sad!" exclaimed one blade of a pair of scissors to the other. "How sad. We only meet to sever." Orderly Sergeant (to men messing) "Any complaints?" Chorus: "Potatoes are bad." Orderly Sergeant: "That's not a complaint; it'6 a disease I" "Our minister used to be a prize-fighter in his early days." "I see. He's an ex- pounder, as it were." Milton: "Gibson doesn't seem to be get- ting rich at poultry raising." Bilton: "No; but he say", his hens have taken to eating their own eggs, and he has hopes that they'll heCODle ff-supporting." Philanthropic Visitor (to jail-bird): "My friend, may I ask what brotight you here?" Jail bird: "The same thing that brought you here—the do.-ire to poke my nose into other people's business. Only I used gener- ally to go in by way of the basement m indow." Doctor: "What seems to be the trouble?" Patient "Mv train of thought keeps jump- ing the track." Doctor: "Ah, nervous wivek ni!:i "There are some men who aré nhvays looking at their watches." Stella: "There are others who couldn't do it, unless they spent their time round a pawn- broker's." Tommy: "What is a retaining fee, pa?" "A retaining fee, my son, is the money peop~le pav to us lawyers before we can do work." "Oh, I t,ee It's like those slot chocolate machines. The people have to put in their pennies before they get any chocolate." MV, liattle: Yes, that's a photo of my •inn:dfn aunt. Perhaps you saw her name in f he pa pers last winter. She frightened rrvav a burglar." Mr. Winkler (closely in- "Did she? Well, I wonder at it." Diner: "lis this genuine vegetable soup?" Waiter: Yes, cir; tnrie carrots guaran- teed." "Your son, I believe, made some experi- monts while at college?" "Yes, he dis- covered whilt he calls his Scientific Para- dnx." "Indeed! What is the nature of it?" "He succeeded in demonstrating that debts are expanded by contracting them." „ "Hadn't Bliggins a motor-car 2" Y es." "But you always see him walking." "He's too Lazy to bother with the motor-car." the coach careered towards the edge of the cliir. the timid tourist gazed anxiously down at .the brawling stream 300 feet below. "'Do people fall over this precipice often?" she- asked. The driver clucked to his horses. o,* in.d.im," he returned placidly, "never but onct, "Why so sad and downcast?" "My wife h;i, threatened to leave me." "Cheer up: women arc always threatening something like tftat, but they hardly ever do it. "That's What I was thinkmjr."
j P.D. WORKMEN'S HOSPITAL SPORTS. o THE 8th ANNUAL SPORTS, HORTICULTURAL, Fur & Feather, & Baby SHOW WILL BE HELD ON THE BARGOED PARK, On Saturday, September 1st, 1917. < £ 100 m PBIZES. Foot, Cycle, Whippet and Walking Events. ———— o Entry Forms now ready, apply- > S. FISHER, Secretary, 91, Gilfach Street, Bargoed. ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE & NURSING DIVISION. THE FIRST GRAND COMPETITIVE MEETING Band & Ambulanoe Contests WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SKATING RINK, BARGOED (Opposite R. R. Station), kindly lent by John Scarrott Esq., On Saturday, September 39th, 1917, Doors open at 2 p.m., to commence at 2.30 sharp. All Entries must be in the hands of the Secretary on or before 25th SEPT., 1917. For full particulars, see Programme, whieh may be obtained from the Secretary BEN. REES, Hillcroft, Aberbargoed. Admission by Ticket 2/ 1/8, and 1/ Proceeds to be devoted to the Looal St. John Ambulance Brigade and Nursing Divisions.
FLOWER 5tiOW AND SPORTS AT LLANBRADACH. There was a large attendance at the Wingfield Grounds, Llanbradach, on Monday, for the twenty-second annual flower show and sports, promoted this year in aid of the Prisoners of War Fund. The enterprise, though not on such a scale as pre-war days, attained a high standard of excellence, and the fine exhibits of produce won the com- mendation of the judges, Messrs. E. H. Battram, Abercynon; G. Wells, and R. Matthews, Llanishen. The president was Mr A G. Prosser, M.E. Chairman of Committee, Mr J. P. Charles; general secretary, Mr E. A. Brooks, with Messrs. A. Stevens and J. D. Jones as secrotaries of the show and sports respectively Mr W. Bishop was treasurer. The show was formally opened by the Rev. Edwin Edwards, vicar of Llanbradaoh, and Mr J. P. Charles introduced the judges, who gave their services free. Mr Battram, senior judge, expressed his great pleasure at being present. and the honour which he considered it to be there as a judge, as had been for many years previously. He con- gratulated the old committee and the new one for the great work which they had performed, and he felt proud of the people of Llanbradach for keep- ing the show going. Speaking with characteristic frankness, he said that the show was not so great as it had been or that it might be, if all had put their shoulders to the wheel. It was well to know that the present show was promoted for the benefit of the fund for relieving the gallant boys who had fought for them. Ho lived in a colliery district, and in view of the high wages earned at the present moment, he felt that a little more self-sacrifice might be shown by those at home for the sake of the boys who were fighting, and enduring great hardships, so that they at home might r live in safety, and still enjoy some of the pleasures of life. Mr Battram then gave a little useful advice to allotment holders. He referred to the corking wart" or potato canker," and advised all allotment holders im- mediately they discerned signs of the disease on the potato stocks, to uproot them, for unless they did so, the dis- ease would spread to adjoining allot- ments, and work havoc there, as in the plot where it was first observed. He hoped they would keep the show, which had now been established 18 years, going, and that they would all do what they could in the work of food production, in order to bring our beloved country out of the present terrible crisis (hear, hear).—The other judges endorsed the remarks of Mr Battram. There were between 400 and 500 entries for the show.
v W YSTRADMYNACH CHARGE. George Selwood, haulier, Ystrad- mynach, was at Bargoed on Friday charged with working a horse in an unfit condition on July 25th. John Thomas, contractor, Ystradmynach, was also charged with permitting the horse to be so worked. Thomas informed the beneh he had the horse outside, and invited the magistrates to inspect the animal. Police-sergeant W. H. Williams: I am very glad of that, and shall be pleased if your worships will inspect the horse. I will stand or fall by the inspection. The Magistrates, however, did not accept the invitation, and imposed a fine of 20s. upon Thomas and ordered Selwood to pay the costs. Priakå and Publishol by 0. J. JM.h. Co., at their Olkes, Victoria Bnildrnfi, ithyn. Day, in the County at Meaaonth 12. Ooti Btract, Bwasa, in Vbe Oeaaty of \ll..mor- J Pa; JrWa" Aaguat 10th, WIT. • r < ■. • '■»— V I'