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MR. ALFRED ONIONS AT BARQOED. LABOUR'S PLAIN ISSUE Although some disappointment was caused by the non-appearance of Dr. MArion Phillipa, London, at Bargoed on Wednesday, this was more than compensated for by a spirited and outspoken address by the Labour Candidate, Mr Alfred Onions, J.P., O C. The obair was odoapied by Mr Walter Lewis, J.P, miners' agent, and there were also on the platform Mrs Andrewt, Portb, and Mrs Alfred Onions. The Chairman delivered a powerful address and urged the onforcemout of the demands of labour, -who held the predominant vote in the constituency. Mrs Andrews, in an appeal to the female electors, said that from the cradle to the grave the women were under thh several laws of the land, and consequently should have a voice in the making of those laws. The Labour candidateud given them an assurance that the interests of the female eleotors shoald have his special consideration. Mr Alfred Onions, who was loudly applauded, referred to the price which the collier was paid for cutting ooal at Bargoed, adding the present day per- centage to the rate of 1/5 per ton, would be about 2/0. The through and through" coal was charged 25/- per ton f.o.b. at Cardiff. He main- tained that 22/6 per ton was not required to give a fair profh-there. fore, profiteering was going on on a huge oale. Personally, he thought that a committee should be set np by the House of Commons to enquire whether there had been unjust profits 111-4., and if proved, that the surplus profit abould be commandeered to pay some of the expenses in oonnection with the war. (Hear, hear). It was expected, until the previous day, that he would have a walk over. That was not so, bat so far as he could glean, his supporters were delighted at the prospeet of a fight,whioh would give the labonr electors the oppnrtnnity of rectifying the mistake I which they made eight years ago. Although he bad nothing to say against his opponent, still he was a member of the same profession as the gentleman who defeated the miners' candidate on the previous oecasion. He was glad to learn that already the workers were awakening to their position and privilege, by marking on the trams that went into the working places "Vote for Onions." That was the stuff to give them. (Laughter) Bargoed was one of the healthiest places in the constitnenoy from a labour standpoint. As an official of the South Wales Miners' Federation, he had, for upwards of thirty vesirg, fought their battles, and had specialised on the questions of the general wage agreements, In the future, mujh of this work would be transferred from Cardiff to London, and, therefore, it would be essential that they should have with them someone who knew of all the diffi- culties of the Welsh miners, in order to secure before the House of Com- rgione Committee the beat terms which it was posible to ensure. (Hear, hear). He knew all the ramifications of the Welsh mines, and therefore would have the advantage of many years speoial trailling in securing the best possible terms for the miner under the general wage agreement. (Hear, hear). He then dealt with the pro- posal to reduce the naaber of hours from eight to sis per dejf and said V that if ever y man in the country would put in a honest six honra per day'R work, the nation would be far richer than it was at the present time He referred to the desire for National Peace terms, and said that Labou- had contributed more than any ether section to the fighting fcrocs, and it was but right that amongst the plenipotentiaries aronn l the Peaoe settlement table that labour should be directly represented. (Hear, hear). HA strongly advocated the abolition of seoret diplomaoy, and an equitable settlement of the complex problems following demobilisation, which, he maintained, oould only be which, he L- iL b oiir. l c,- added realined by Labour. Ho added: I owe no allegiance to any party but the Labour Party, and when I disagree with them 1 will finish with the Party. A statement has been made that I am the Coalition candidate. I know nothing at all about that. Similar statements are *iis oil over the oountry respect- ing soma of the Labour candidates. The explanation is this that they know the probability of a large section of the Labour candidates will be returned to the House of Commons, and they want men who are directly associated with Labour to bo there to carry out the policy. From this standpoint in this in- dustrial constituency it ia therefore important that a direct Labour representative should be returned to lay before the Coalition Govern- ment your views from time to time. As I understand the position, Mr Edwards has reoeived the blessing of the Liberal Party in London, but that does not mean the blessing of the Coalition Party.— A voice: He has not received a coupon yet" I (applause ). Councillor S. Carter seconded a vote of confidence in Mr Onions, which was carried with aoolammation. A vote of thanks to the proprietors of the New Hall for the use of the building, and an acknowledgment of the Chairman's services terminated the meeting. Subseqaently the Candidate ad. dressed a large meeting at Pengam. I SOLDIERS' LOYALTY TO MR I I ALFRED ONIONS. I The Tredegar Branch of the Feder- ation of Discharged end Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers have issued a manifesto urging the eloctors to sup- port Mr Alfred Onions, the Labour candidate for the Caerphilly Division, on the grounds of his great public services and his contribution to the war, in which his oldest son (Lieut. Wilfred Onions) was killed. Another son, serving in the Navy has been torpedoed three times, and the only daughter is engaged in-war work in France.
II MESSRS H. BOSANKO & SON MARINE STORE DEALERS, BARGOED, Are Authorised (Permit No. 1566) TO COLLECT WASTE PAPER OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Schedule Prices Paid for all Grades Send a Post Card to the above. We Pay Carriage. PRINTING of every description executed on the shortest notice at the "Journal" Offices, Cardiff-road, Bargoed
RHYMNEY POOD CONTROL COMMITTEE. INSPECTOR'S SURPRISE VISIT., A meeting of the Rhymney Food Control Committee was held on Mon- day evening at the Connoil Chambers, Mr R. Rutherford, J P, presiding, and the attendance included Mr D. T. Williams, the new vice-chairman, who wtis heartily greeted on his re- ooyrry from a severe illness. The Executive Officer reported that on the 22nd of November, he received two reports from the Divisional Food Office, stating that one of the in- spectors (Mr Wm. Evans, Sketty), bed visited the district on the 19th November and had reported breaches of the following Orders:—J ana (Prices) No. 2 Order, 1918; Bacor, Ham, and Lard (Prices) Order, 1918. The other case was a breach of the Canned Condensed Milk (Retail Prices) Order, 1918. He (Mr Mor- gan) had communicated with the retailers concerned requesting an explanation of the irregularities re- ferred to. With regard to the Condensed Milk Case," proceeded the Executive Officer, the Inspector, in his report, stated that he called at the Rhymney Branoh of the Trodegar and District Co-operative Society, on the date mentioned, and purchased from Harriet Hulbert, an assistant, a 6 oz. tin of Evaporated Condensed Milk, and was charged 9id. He shortly afterwards asked another assistant at what price these tins were sold. She replied, We sell it at 9id." He (the inspector) called for the manager, and on his arrival informed him of the facts, and pointed out to him that the controlled price for 16 ozs. nett. was 11 ide He (the manager) replied: We had this milk in about fonr months ago, and I am not sure of the controlled prioe." The correct charge, added the inspector shontd be "id., and 5d. over the maximam price was charged on 6 oas. This was contrary to the Condensed Milk (Retail Prices) Order, dated 27th June, 1918, and the Schedule.-—The Executive Officer added that he had written to the Secretary and Manager of the Com- pany at Tredegar, calling his attention to the complaint of the Divisional Inspector, and a reply, dated 25 th November, was read from Mr W. J. Whitney, as follows :— I wish to thank you for your courteous letter of the 22nd inst. We were very surprised to get your complaint and the report that you were good enough to send us relative to the alleged irreg'n- larities at our Rhymnev Branch shop. Also we were surprised to know that this branch stocked 6 oz. tins of Oat- man's Evaporated Milk. This was a part of a consignment delivered to us on Feb. 11th, 1918, and the prices we then sold at was 9 £ d., and I am afraid we issued no instructions from our Central office relative to this milk, other than those in the schedule on June 27th, 1918. We regret very much that this has occurred, as we have no desire to charge above the prices issued by the Ministry of Food, and, as far as possible, to keep to the regulations issued by your office. We are writing the traders for a copy of the invoice on which this milk was charged. The Executive Offloer reported that he had that day reoeived an invoica which had been issued by the Society to their Rhymney Branch in May last, for four cases of this particular milk, the total of which was dB12 16s. which worked oat at 8d. a tin, and the retail price, as stated on invoice, was 9td. The Chairman said he was exceed- ingly sorry that those cam had cropped up. From the nature of the complaint they appeared to him as two rather bad oases, and in a different category to what the committee had had to deal with in the past. They mnst, therefore, look at it from a more reasonable point of view than the case of coupons, where a trader had exceeded the amount represented by the coupons. What made their posi- tion more difficult was the fact that the Divisional Commissioner had taken the eases in hand.—Mr W. Griffiths asked if the siee of the tin was not an extraordinary sise—6ojw.? Mr W. T. Hopkin said it was un- usually small. The usual siae was 14 and 16 ounmo.-A member: Perhaps that very fact had induced the Inspector to make a purchase.—Mr. W. Griffiths said he did not think that there was another tradesman in the valley selling a tin of that sizts which suggests that it must have been old stock.Me Rutherford said that no person in the Co-operative Stores derived any pecuniary benefit from it, and, in his opinion, it must have been an oversight.—Mr E J. Edwards (a grocer) submitted that it was only fair to point out that he had not seen the offieial price of that size tin of oondoused milk published up to that day.-The Chairman said that under the Order the prices should be according to the weight. It wan for the committee to decide what action they should take.—The Clerk said it was quite competent for the Divisional Commissioner to institute proceedings on his owa. He referved to one or two oases in the valley, where the committees had proseouted, and had aotually apologised to the Justices that they were not personally inclined to proseoute, but they had been forced to do it by the Commissioner.—Mr Robert Jones: I take it that it is open to this oommittee to decide whether it is a case that should be proceeded with or not-—Chairman This oommittee will b9 in a rather unfavourable position if the Divisional Offioer insists upon a prosecution.— Mr R, Jones pointed out that it was not impossible for the milk to have been on hand from February last.— Then they had instances w here traders had been allowed to charge above the maximum for tea.—The Chairman An Order was made allowing that to be done. This is quite a different thing.—Mr W. Griffiths said they were in a very unfortunate position. Up to the present the committee had not seen fit to proseoute in any case, and he would be sorry to have to do so now.-The Clerk referred to the in. structions of the Ministry of Food which stated that where it could be regarded as a wilful contravention of the Order, it was the doty of the com- mittee to take prooeedings, or on the other hand, where it was a first offence and a trivial one, the case could be met by a warning.—Mr A Conway In the oase of a first offence they generally come off very lightly. -Mr Richard Lloyd: Has there been any other complaint against the society ?-The Executive Offioer re- plied in the negative. After further discussion, the Clerk wasinstructedte write to the Divisional Commissioner that the facts contained in the report of the inspector appeared to be correct, but that there was additional information which he (the clerk) was authorised to communicate to the Assistant Commissioner, a resolution to this effect being moved by Mr Dtvid Lewis, seconded by Mr Edmund Evans, and duly carried.
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SURFACEMEN'S HOURS. I CONFERENOE DECISION. I A Conference of delegates convened by the South Wales Miners' Federation was held at the Cory Hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday. Mr James Winstone presided, and the attendance included the Right Hon. T. Richards (general secretary), and practi- cally all the members of the executive council. The primary object of the conference was to consider the question of the curtailment of the hours of surface workmen to 81 per day, including meal time (twenty minutes). It had been originally intended that this should become operative as from Mon- day next, but it was explained that the M.F.G.B. had agreed with the employers that the new arrangement should not commence until January 1st. The dele- gates were reaommended to agree to this arrangement so as to be in line with the national movement. After some discussion it was agreed to accept this recommendation, and the reduced hours for surfacemen will, there- fore, come into force, as stated, dn January 1st next. BED WAS DISPUTE. I A discueaion then took place in regard to the stoppage at the Bedwas Colliery. This stoppage, which is of rather long standing, was originally brought about by the men refusing to work owing to alleged unsatisfactory conditions in reference to the ventilation of the mine. Since tken the situation has become somewhat com. plicated, and the workmen concerned now demand the dismissal of the firemen and overmen at the colliery. No decision was arrived at, and it was decided to defer further consideration until next Saturday, when the delegates will decide on a course of action after confer- ring with and receiving mandates from the lodges.
TWO YANKEE SOLDIER I STORIES. Miss Lee White, the popular revue artist, who is just starting in manage- ment with her husband, Clay Smith, at the Ambassadors Theatre, has worked hard at entertaining the American Soldiers. She tells two stories of them in the December Pearson's Magazine": Away over in France an American soldier was busy pulling" oooties (that's what we call the insects) out of his shirt. Said his pal: Picking 'em out, huh P' No,' said the one who was busy; taking them as they come I An A mericau officer over there had a nigger for his servant, and there is a shell that makes a loud, humming noise as it comes along like a huge spinning top. For two days the coon was in a part of the line where these humming top shells went spinning overhead-to land a long way on. At last the offioer said to him Well Sam, what do you think of them ? 'Suh,' said Sam, I don't think much of em, suh, and all I hopes to Glory is—one of em don't oome unwound! s, i«i i ii
r When Wm. Arnold, of Courtybella- street, was summoned at Newport on Monday for allowing a ohimney to go on fire he excitedly called the police constable (Moyle) a confounded liar. When he calmed down he admitted there was some soot in the grate. The Clerk: There you are, you see; you prove the case against yourself. He was ordered to pay costs.
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CHRISTMAS PARCELS FOR OUB SOLDIERS. The Postmaster-General calls atten- tion to the necessity of posting all letters and parcels intended for deliv. ery to the troops in France, Belgium, Germany, and Italy by Christmas Day, not later than the following dates—Italian Foroe parcels. Dec. 9th; letters, D«o. 16th. British Force parcels, Dec. 14th; letters, Dec. 16th.
POLITICS FOR WOMEN. By WOMAN VOTEB. GERMANY MUST PAY. I aiki no apology for retaraiag to this subject agaia, for cdnoe last week I have made exhaustive inquiries in every direc- tion, and am amazed to find that many Coalition caadiiaUs are-quite prepared to admit the possibility of Germany being allowed to escape the necessity of paying Britain her share of the costs inmrred in pre" ng Germany from ruling the world. I am pleased to notice that the public is beginning to realise this. Articles are gradually appearing in the various news- papers oa this subject. I can quite under- stand that every Englishman took it for granted that Germany would be forced to pay for the war that she had planned and made, and it takes Borne time for them to realise that it is possible that the victory ef the seldiers is to be negatived by the action ef the politician. It is interesting to notioe some of the replies girea by Coalition and other candi- dates. Oja* max assures me that it would he impossible;to make Germany pay. This is eMtty contradicted, for acccrdim? to Ger- many's own statement ia an official white paper, her ce?l a d tizek mines &lout aN paper, shoemr e .MaG,000,OM,000, amd as the total cost of the war to all th* Allies amounts to somewhere about Jt35,000,000,000, there should be no difficulty in ttaking Germany foot the bill. There is another point en which the Coalition is silent, in fact Mr. Lloyd George himself trc; ed the matter as a side mouo in his speech at Wolverhampton, and that ia: Whether the Germans in this country are to be allowed to remain here. I believe that to the majority ef the women in this oountry, whose sons and husbands have been tortured and massacred in Ger- man priaon camps, it i. anything but a aide issue whether these beasts in human form are to be allowed to mix again on equal terms with the men who are now re- turning maimed for life through the brutal treatment they have receWed. Do our rulers expect the eountry to vote for a candidate who refuses to give a straight answer to the above questions? Three weeks ago I had practically decided to record my vote for the Coalition candi- date, as there was no National party date, *A t l re was no ￼ nominee standing in the constituency in which I reside, and I was determined not to allow an AuquitKian Liberal to represent me in the House of Commons. Since the above startling fact. have been brought to mv notice) and I have been- totally unable. to" get a satisfactory answer from any re- sponsible member of the Coalition, I admit that I am in a dilemma. I think this is a oaae where our women voters should take immediate action. We must write, not only to the candidate of the constituency in which we vote, but to as many others as possible, requesting them to state clearly whether they uphold the principle that Germany must pay us and the Allies all the expense incurred through the war. Unless this matter is satisfactorily set- tied the problems of reconstruction, better housing, a Health Ministry, cheaper food, etc., will not arise, for we shall be com- pelled to spend the rest of our lives, and our children do the same after us, in pay- ing off the debt that has been incurred through Germany's mad crime, when all the laws of justice demand that she skould pay. It is interesting to note, that every candi- date who is standing in the interests of the National Party has agreed, without reser- vation, that Germany must pay the full coat of the war. Beyond t hese National Party candidates only about six so far, to my knowledge, definitely pledge themselves to this oause. I would like to state again that I am always willing to answer any questions that my readers may care to address to me. It is not possible to reply to all through these articles, but I am always prepared to write to anyone previdod she forwards name and address.
OTIIU MEN'S MillS. Md 3owd W406 AM 0* jJ?TCTHT?Z a-mj??—t? THUMB WOMEN IXCflEt To=g womm A* better than mm aad COM bojt ia moacituawas art. tia woaua BasMfw. 1tEOOB.D.. up to AMD I am the tslj ma* ia ttdt kingdom who baa been Pieeideal ef the Local Govenrment Boezd and at the same time boon te prison on mocre thee, ests oeea- smu—4Iae Josx Bnn. TD GREATEST WONXNBh Al the asves weeders of the world pale tale ineignifioaaoe ssmyarsd with the woOr dece aoeoatpliehed by the British people duiing the last three ,81. SawAao Meaans (Fria* Miaaster oi Mad). m afJLTt ALND Till IUBIN. It 18 prspsetsi ons that the Ststs saeaid asusimus to aegtoct the eultivrntkm ef the ona-ma. Mssnos Faasnai. OOSBCSKNTIOOS OBTCCTOM. Nor myeslf, I caanot understand the atti- UAO <? a man WhO SOMPU the proteotioo <? ?w, ordwr, mA Uber" that 1ù W.-t-ly Aflorde him, and yet finds oooeoientioua grounds for objecting to defend hit oountry er to protect his home,—Ma. Doniis KM* MMns, K.O.,