EBBW VALE PARLIAMENTARY DIVISION. GENERAL ELECTION, DECEMBER 14th, 1918. .A. PublicUeeting ofa.ll El?c?is WILL BE HELD AT THE IMPERIAL CHKHA, KUYiViMEY, ON TUESDAY NEXT, NOVEMBER 26th, 1918, AT 5.30 p.m., TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE RIGHT HON. T. RICHARDS, M.P., AND OTHERS. Chairman, Mr. W. S. MORGAN (Chairman of Trades Council). fry MEN AND WOMEN CORDIALITY INVITED. Aberbargoed Subsidiary Relief Committee (Reg.) LOOK OUT FOR THE Grand CHAIR EISTEDDFOD TO BE HELD AT THE PARISH HAM,, BAliCiOED (In aid of the above Cornmittee), on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 80th. J918. £ 40 X3NT PRIZES. CRIBV CNOItAL. Then round about the Starry Throne (minimum number 45 Voices). Prise, £ 10 and Baton. Kali VorCIS.-u In the Sweet By-and-bye." Prize, £ 7 Childeeks Choirs.—44. Numerous Solos, Poem, Ac. Programmes, 2d. eaeh, from the Secretaries—SAMUEL & PILKING. TON, War Pensions Office, Aberbargoed. SALB OF HIGHLY DESIRABLE FREE- HOLD BUILDING LANJ) AND GROUND RENTS IN LEU R- D E- Li S. MESSRS. ISAAC EDWARDS St CO. (Mr. ISAAC EDWARDS, F.A.I) A BE instructed to offer for SALE BY PUB LIe AUCTION in the JUNCTION HOTEL, BARGOED, at a i ,.111.. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 1918, FREEHOLD BUILDING AND AGRICULTURAL LAND AflD GROUND RINTI. Known as the TREL TN ESTATE. All Minerals under the Property are reserved. The Property will be offered in Lote to; mit builders andother investors. The special attention of intending: buyers is drawn to those features of thes* Properties, which make them of exceptional value as buildiag sites; the lie of the land, the excellent road accommodation (ftwe main roads run through the property), and the accessibility of the site to the, neighbouring Collieries of the Powell Duffryn Company and the Rhymnoy Iron" Company, making this estate am c t de- sirable property. For fuither particulars apply to: FRANK T. JAMES, Esq., S licitor, Merthyr; ■■ A. P. JAMES, Esq., Solioitor, 9, Windsor Pitce, Card i.; A. Place, RODERICK, Esq., Architect, Aberdare; Or to the Auctioneers, Bank Chambers, Merthyr Tydfil, 18686
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION. BEDWELLTY LIBERALS' I 1, OHOIOE. At a meeting of the Bedwellty Liberal Association. at Newport,, on Saturday, Lord Treowen presiding, Alderman W. B. Nash, J.P., proposed that Capt. W. Henry Williams, Mal- pas, formerly Military Representa- tive of Monmouthshire and President of the Welsh National Federation of Disoharged Soldiers, be adopted. Mr Naih, in dealing with the provisions of Dr. Fisher's Education Bill, spoke of the part which Càpt. Williams had played in drafting amendments to that Bill.—Mr A. E. H. Benson, Bisea. seconded. Captain Williams addressed the meeting, and pledged himself to strong support of the Coalition. In a rousing speech he dealt with the present reconstruction problems, the ilvish question, education and the land problem.. Captain Williams stated that he was strongly in favour of leasehold enfranohirement. Deal- ing with mining matters, Captain Williams expressed the opinion that miners who produced the coal, and other workers, should have a fair ¡ share in the profits of the commodities ¡ they produced. The housing question should be settled as so6n as possible. He was strongly in favour of the compulsory acquisition of land at a fair rate, to be decided by the Land Courts similar to those under the Irish Land Acts. He would support a policy of devolution, inoluding national autonomy for Wales. By a degree of unanimity which is very rare, to use Sir Garrod Thomas's words, Captain Williams was adopted as Liberal Coalition candidate. There was only one dissentient in a largely < attended meeting.
I ANTI-PROHIBITION MEETINGS PROTESTS AT RHYMNEY AND NEW TREDEGAR. I ALLEGED TEMPERANCE I TACTICS. I Two important anti-prohibition E6eetings organised-by the Affiliated Clubs' Association were held. on Monday, when some spirited addresses were delivered upon the importance of maintaining the liberty of people in Club life as it prevailed in pre-war days. The first meeting was held at the Workmen's Club, Rhymney, where there was a large attendance of members of the looal Club with those of the democratic Club, and also the Pontlottyn Liberal Club. The chair was occupied in an able manner by Mr George Jomes, who, in a brief intrpduotory speech, outlined the objects of the meeting. Mr Wm. Collins, Secretary of the Pontlottyn Liberal Club, moved a resolution which was seconded by Mr W. Wi). iamfr, of Democratic Club, Rhymney, protesting in a most emphatio manaer on behalf of the Working Men's Clubs of Rhyinney, Pontlottyn and Now Tredegar. against the action of certain tetnperauoe parties in, making use of the present war oonditions to enforce legislation by the Government against Club movements, and oalling upon the Government to place the Clubs upon the pre-war basis.—Mr Farraday, of the Rhymney Band Institute, moved, and Mr P. Reade, of the Pontlottyn Empire Club seconded a vote of thanks to the speakers who supporte d the motion, and whose remarks are reported below. The -motion was carried with acclamation. At the Liberal Club, New Tredegar, there was slso a large attendance to greet the speakers. The proceedings were under the oapable and efficient presidency of Mr D. Tillott, the Chairman of the Institute. Mr Robt. Phillips formally moved the restitution referred to above, and Mr Webster in seconding, said that as workers and toilers of the nation they had given a pledge to their brothers, when they left to fight for the liberty of nations, that they would keep their clabi going so that they could return to them when the war was ovi r. They only asked for honesty of purpose and fair justice for their cause. They had as Clubmen a right to live in freedom. Mr Thompson, Cardiffyin supporting the motion, said they were oat now to protect their own interests a? Club- men. They asked themselves why should they, at this juncture, be called upon to protect their liberly and freedom. Such a course was for,d necessary, because the teetotal party had grasped tb3 opportunity that, whilst a large nuzqber of Cl-i bmen who had been loyal to their King and Country, to leave for ths 4ghting lines, to force prohibition in the land. This, however, was jnot the tine to thrust such doctrfnea down the throats of people. Was it right that, a minority of the people in the land should dictate to others how to enjoy themselves or to curtail their liberties and freedom P The backbone of the country was the labouring classes. He was really the pivot of the British Empire, and their Clubs were com- posed largely of that noble clasq, and why should these prohibitionists take advantage of thk-m. Clubmon have now realised their responsibilities and they; were not going to allow a repeti- tion of the Sunday Closing Act to be forpod upon them (hear, hear). Why should Wales be made the ground for the exploitation of teetotal faddists. Were they to be considered as an irresponsible people that special logir. lation must be enacted for them. In the Amerioan States, where prohibi- tion prevailed, morality was at its lowest ebb. The Turks had been a temperance nation for hundreds of years, and yet they were the bloodiest nation in the world. The returns for drunkenness in Wales, where a partial prohibition prevailed, were more than those areas hot restricted. If it was a question of food supply then the club-men would be prepared to toe the line. The workers had proved they were prepared to make any sac- rifice to win the war, but when-it was found that only 2 per cent of food commodities were sacrificed in the manufacture of alcohol,, was it right that their privileges should be taken away from them (applause). Mr Tom Rich, a member of the executive council of affiliated clubs for South Wales, said his organisation comprised 1,600 clubs throughout the country, with a combined membership of about 600,000. The whole of these iftembers were law abiding British citizens (hear, hear). These men held three principles first, their loyality to King and Country; secondly, to their homes, and thirdly, to their Clubs and Institutes. Their opponents accused them of negating their families and their ohildren, and that they cared for nothing so long as tbr-y obtained a glass of beer. This was a deliberate libel upon a great army of loyal British citizens (hear, hear). As Clubmen they were toilers, and when their labour was over they claimed the right, after providing for tlwir homes, that they should spend their leisure where and how they chose (applause). As men of the world they had a right to comrade- ship and companionship, and they found it in their Clubs. In trouble or distress they got sympathy and succour from their bretheren at the Clubs. If they wanted relaxation from work by means of healthy games, or an enlightened discussion upon any subject, they got it at the Club. Were they going to tolerate that a section of the oommunity should de- prive them of th- se privileges P., No, never (hear, hear). These people were out to obtain their ends by subterfuge methods and the Liquor Control Board, bit, as Clubmen, they would not have it (cheers). The opponents of club life say they were not opposed to the Cluba and In- stitutes but to the commodities which were sold. Their argument was that Clubs did not contribute anything to the taxation of the country prior to 1909. The Temperance Party and the Brewers joined hands in protest- ing against the privileges of clubmen. Since then, however, every Club had to pay 21 per cent. tax on all excis- able goods sold so thaC the argument prevailing prior to 1909 did no longer exist. As to the loyalty of the mem- bers, he noticed that the Roll of Honour at the Tirphil Club was 70 members, who had gone to the war, and the Rhymney Club 61 members, many of whom had paid the supreme sacrifice. A very large percentage of these joined the colours before con- scription came in. What about the temperance party P The statement had not yet been denied by the advocates of prohibition that 80 per cent. of the Conscientious Objectors in England and Wales were teetotalers. Mr Marph, Cardiff, said that the greatest coward he could find was a teetotaler, at least that was his ex- perience at the Docks at Cardiff. He condemned in a vigorous manner the attitude of the temperance party in I their present campaign, which was as unfair as it was unbritish (applause). A hearty vote of thanks was ac- corded to the speakers on a motion by Mr Mt. Price, seconded by Mr D. Thomas, the secretary of the Club. Mr Robert. Thomas, who was granted permission to speak, said that as a total abstainer for 65 years, none of the slanders uttered by the speakers applied to, him. There was a wrong conception of the attitude of the temperance party! They were not out- ta curtail the liberties of the people, bat "to remove what was an undoubted evil in the land, that of the drink traffic. 3i
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I PONTLOTTYN. J At Merthyr Police Court the Gelli-1 gaer Food Control Committee prose- cuted Heniy Owen, butcher, The Square, POt,lottyn, for failing to keep proper records respecting the purchase and tale of meat as required by the Meat Ratailers' Restriction Order, 1918. Mr Washington Bowen, Mer- thyr, prosecuting, said it was impos- sible for the executive officer to ascertain from the bouks produced to him whether the defendant was ex- ceeding his supplies and sales. Mr J. W. Lewis, for the defence. put in the defendant's books, which completely satisfied the Bench, who efentually dismissed the oase. < I OURSELVES FIRST. I I Some people aay we should shan our materials with Germany after the war. I do not subscribe to that. Work and wagea for Diy own people first of all, and if it be nemey let enemy people suffer a little longer for the terrible crimes committed in this ghastly war.-MR. G. H. RooBTe, M.P. I SOME RECORD. What would we not give now to hear on I the gramophone the "actual noise made bt I the Roman Empire when it feIU-MD, ERNBST NEWMAN. j i J I THE ROCK OF TRUTH. We must build our League of Nations upon the rock of truth, and we are confident that the rock of truth in this matter must also be the rock of victory.—Ma. WIXSTOU CHURCHILL. I PEACE WITH SECURITY. Peace with security we cannot have until the Germans have been convinced that their doctrine of superiority is falae.Sin AUCK- LAND GEDDES. I THE FAITH OF OUR FOREFATHERS. I Do not think I am either a blSlphemer or a Pharisee when I sav "Let 118 never forget in all that we do that the measure of oui ultimate success will be governed, largely if not mainly, 4by the strength with wch we put our religious convictions into our action, and hold fast firmly^ and fearlessly to the faith of our forefathers."—G ENBIMX Sa WILLIAM ROBERTSON. I FARMING IN WAR TIME. In the past the rule was to go by wha.t paid best in farming; but in war time we have to do the farming which produces the greatest quantity of food for man and beast.-)-IR. PKOTHERO. I A LASTING ENTENTE. I Even in those millennial days when Ger- I many may have atoned for her crime, Britain and France must always be first the one to the other.-M., PAUL LOTEON. I I PRIME MINISTERS AND THEIR .1 ) FRIENDS. You cannot dictate to a Prime Minister as to whom he shall invite to breakfast. Oue Prime Minister is fond of one set, and another of another set, and Prime Ministers have occasionally had friends whom they had better have been without.—Ma I BlRRKLfc. I WILL THERE BE A CHANGE? I The tendency of the British faee to be I come long and narrow is due to our generous .diet.-PRoFFsSOR KEITH. I THANKS TO THE DOCTORS. Looking back at the old wars-tn. Crimean, for instance, or the South African, which ie much more rentr-we saw a great deal of disease and epidemic, accepted, ipore or leas, as a matter of course and non-pre- ventable, bat in this war. in which we have had millions of men engaged, in many different theatres of operations, some of them notoriously unhealthy, there hae not been a single epidemic of any kind. That is I a marvellous tribute to the efficient working of scientific research, and a very gre&t credit to the medical profession of this country.— GENXEAL SIn WILLIAM ROBKBTBOK. I PETROLEUM HERE. One of the mofit expert firms in the world is convinced tt -t there are large deposits of petroleum in t'bis country, and is prepared to support that opinion by risking hundreds of thousands of pounds in the effort.. sbQain it.—MR. HERBERT SAMUEL.
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RHYMNEY VALLEY EDUCA-I TION COMMITTEE. I AId, J. Edwards, J.P., Rhymney, presided at the ordinary meeting of the Rhymney Valley Education Com- mittee, at New Tredegar, bik Monday. The following staff changes were agreed to -Miss T. M. Davies, C.A. to Aberbargoed Girls; Mrs H.- Mathews, to Fair View 'Infants; Mrs A. M. Davies, to Aberbargoed and Miss Mabel George to Fair View. The cleaner of the Fleur-de-lis Schools, having tendered her resigna- tion, she now asked permission to withdraw same —This was agreed to. A letter was read from Mr Mansel Franklen, of the Glamorgan County Council, in reference to the irregular attendance of Glamorgan children at the Pengam Schools, and asking that their attendance officers should be supplied with the information to call with the parents of the offending chil- dren.-This was agreed to. The Chairman drew attention to the need of making application forth- with for a plot of ground adjoining the flipper Rhymney Sohools for purpose of extensions. He said that the sohool was at present overcrowded and there was a prospect of further buildings taking place in the vicinity. He understood that negotiations were now in hand by another party to lease the plot referred to, but it would be a pity if the Education Authority lose it.-One of the members asked if it was not a fact that a large num- ber of Rhy|aney people were about to remove to the Pongam district ?-The Chairman replied that statements of that kind had been made. before, but the Rhymney people still remained and would use the trains, when necess- ary, to and from their work.—It was decided to ask the County Committee to negotiate for the site referred to.
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I P.D. WORKMEN'S COAL. I THREATENED STOPPAGE. A meeting representative of the whole of the Powell Duffryn work. men was held on Wednesday night, at the Miners' Office, Bargoed, to receive a report of the deputation which had waited upon the agent of the P.D. Collieries regarding the shortage of the supply of house coal for the workmen. The delegation reported that the company were en- deavouring to remedy the grievance. It was stated that some of the work- men had to wait seven and eight weeks for coal, for domestic purposes, more especially was this so in the Rhymney, Pontlottyn, Pfcngam and Fleur-de-lis areas. The meeting was anxious to cease work immediately unless the grievance was remedied. Ultimately, however, it was resolved to postpone taking any drastic action for two weejes, so as to give the com- pany a chance to remedy the evil. The meeting intimated that unless there was a decided improvement at the end of the stipulated time they would call the whole of the men to come out on a general stoppage. This matter had reftohed 1111011" state. -l