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P. E. GANE (Le:nell), Ltd., For Sound Value and Style In FURNITURE, CARPETS, BEDSTEADS, FLOOR COVERINGS. Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers, n Estimates & Specifications Free. Competent Men Sent any Distance. This 5ft. 6in. Handsome Chippendale Style j Sideboard, In Mahogany, with beautiful f | A AC Ode figured Panels, EASY CHAIRS AND SETTEES IN ALL STYLES. 38 & 41, QUEEN ST., CARDIFF. TELEPHONE 403. "A B A (ALL BRIGHT ALE). Analyst's Report. The Laboratory, 69, Dock Street, ■Newport, Mon* [Sept 13th, 1905. Messrs. A. Buchan & Co., Rhymney. Peer Sirs, I have analysed a sample Gallon of your i. ALL BRIGHT ALE M received from you In screw-stoppered Flagons, and beg to hand you my report Tills is a. most inviting looking beverage, being absolutely free from all traces of turbidity, and, as its name Implies, Is bright to the lag drop. The results of my analysis shew It to be a Ught Bitter Beer of the very highest grade of purity, and In my opinion, Is the product of Malt and Hops of first-class quality. The amount of Alcohol present renders It strictly a Light Ale, and its aroma and flavour are excellent The characteristic bitter of the Hops being well In evidence it forms a most agreeable drink. There is not the slightest trace of any objectionable metallic substance present, and I consider It a very high-class Beer In every respect. Being sent out In screw-stoppered Flagone Its high aera- tion is preserved to on in consequence, and there is no chance of Its suffering In condition. I consider It a distinct advance In Bottled Beirs fw, Table use, and Its high general excellence should command a ready sale. It really is a splendid sample of Beer, and I must congratulate you on Its production* I am, dear SIrs; Yours faithfully, GEORGE B. THOMPSON, Ml* Aeriyat ??? i????????" ￼ of the whole ceremony will come when you say-" With this Ring I tbee wed." And your joy will be even more complete if the Ring is the most perfect ￼ ?MMuS'S?AMUS?LM ? /!tB????????B?B marriage symbol that money can buy-one of SAMUEVS FAMOUS LUCKY RINK a souveiair of supreme value that will give your bride happiness ??NMS?'"? ??????HBBt throughout her lifetime. They are renowned for purity. value, and superb finish. latest Court styles, in 22-ct. Solid Gold. 10/6 to 701-. With every ring !xjt?!?aY ?S"???M?M50t
LORD TREDEGARS GENEROSITY I TO BEDWAS
LORD TREDEGAR'S GENEROSITY TO BEDWAS. SITE FOR A NEW CHURCH. Lord Tredegar has generously given a very valuable site for a new church at Thomastown. Bedwas, to the rector, the Rev. Connop L. Price, and immediate steps are being taken by the parishioners to erect a church for this fast growing population. At a meeting of parishioners, presided over by the Rev. Thomas Parry (acting for the rector, who is now serving, as senior chaplain to the Welsh Division Territorial Force), a committee was formed of the chuichwardens and sides- men to deal with this pressing need without delay. A resolution expressing the deep gratitude of the parishioners to Lord Tredegar for his kind generosity was unanimously passed.
THRICE TAKEN PRISONE RI
THRICE TAKEN PRISONE R. DOG'S ADVENTURES TOLD BY PONTLOTTYN GUNNER. Jack is an adventurous dog, and his experiences at the front would provide exciting reading could he but describe them in language understood of men. A brief account, of his doings has been sent home by Gunner Brown, of Pont- lottyn, who is in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and it appears that Jack has thrice fallen into, the hands of the Germans, but has on each occasion either escaped from his captors or been re-captured by British troops. He is as keen and alert as any dog in the army or out ot it, and his contempt for the enemy is one of his strongest character- istics. He is now the mascot of the company, and it is Gunner Brown's intention to bring him home when the war is over. Gunner Brown himself has been in many a scrape at the front since the time be left these shores in the early days of the war with the first portion of the Expedit- ionary Force. So far, he has come out of every engagement unscratched, and, strange to relate, he also served through- out the Boer war without receiving a scratch. He is now the only original man of his company to be still actively employed. His narrowest escape hap- pened when he was boarding a train in Flanders, and a piece of shell fell behind him, ripping open his coat. On another occasior, he woke up to find that the dug- out in which he was sleeping was flooded, and that he was practically under water.'
IWAR ITEMS I
I WAR ITEMS. I I EBBW VALE SORROW. I I BRIDEGROOM LOST IN NAVAL DISASTER. Among the victims of H.M.S. Princess Irene is Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Stanley John Reed, who on Saturday last married the only daughter of Mr. Freder- ick Mills, J.P., D.L., managing director of the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co., Ltd.. and Mrs. Mills. The wedding. which was attended by the Bishop of Llandaff, Was a quiet one and the bride- groom. who was then on H.M.S. Princess Margaret, was on short leave. It was only on Tuesday that he was transferred to H.M.S. Princess Irene, joining her ;n Sheerness Harbour. The deepest sym- pathy is felt with Mrs. Reed and her father and mother in the pathetically tragic circumstances. Gloom has been cast over Ebbw Vale and district by the sad news. ———— tOt
OUR LIFE IS UNBEARABLE I
OUR LIFE IS UNBEARABLE." BRITISH WAR PRISONER'S LETTER, A British soldier prisoner of war in, Germany writing home says This,is the fourth time I have written and got caught. However, I a m risking this at the cost of my life. The food is bad, our clothes are very bad and scanty, and the tortures are unbearable. The only thing is to wait. It has taken five days to finish this letter. We are not allowed to send Ittters or receive them. So don't answer this. Our life is unbearable. The only thing I am longing for is freedom."
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BEDWELLTY URBAN COUNCIL
BEDWELLTY URBAN COUNCIL. The Ordinary Meeting of the members of the Bedwellty Urban Council was held at New Ire- degar on Tuesday, at which thcrs were pieseut, Messrs. R. J. Jones, J.P. (Chairman), J. Tillott (vice-chairman), W. O'Connor, W. Button, J. S. Beaver, Edgar Davies, S. Godwin, Albert Thomas, J. Crew, S. T. Griffiths, W. J. Davies, Isaac Jones, Ald. N. Phillips, J.P., with Mr. T. J. Thomas (Clerk), Mr. J. Tyrer (Deputy Clerk), Mr. A. Richards (Collector), Mr. P. W. Jones (Collector, Gas and Water), Mr. W. Hayes, the recently appointed accountant, and Mr. Dan H. Price (Surveyor). GAS COOKBRB.-Following upon the report of Mr. P. W. Jones, the Gas and Water collector, considerable discussion followed upon the free in- stallation of gas cookers in the Blackwood district. It waa pointed out by Mr. Albert Thomas, Mr. J. Tillott, and others, that the cookers in the New Tredegar District had been purchased by the ten- ants, and it would be an injustice to these people that they should have the gas at the same rate as those in the Blackwood district where the cook- ers wfire put in free of charge.—Mr. J. Crew sub- mitted that they had already agreed that the placing of the stoves in houses free of charge was a profitable undertaking upon the consumption of gas.—It was decided that the two gas managers should present a detailed report upon the work. PHIIILIPSTOWN WATER SUPPLY.—Mr. D. Jones asked about the water supply to Phillipstown. Al- though the Council had decided that only the Rhymney and Aber water was to be conveyed to this place, he was informed that the White Rose level water was still being pumped to Phillips- town.—Mr. Davies, the manager, stated that the reason for this was an insufficient supply from the Rhymney and Aber service. They were do- ing their best to carry out the instructions of the Council.—Mr. Edgar Davies Why is it that there is an insufficient service?—Mr. Davies I cannot say. They cut us off without our knowledge".— Mr. T. S. Griffiths According to the Press re- ports, Gelligaer are opposing a supply of water to Twynffald.—Aid. N. Phillips said the water service was a serious matter and should be se- cured.—It was decided to have the tank at Phil- lipstown covered over. FINANCE.—Mr. W. O'Connor, as chairman of the Finance Committee, in presenting the report of that body, stated that the Council had been called upon to pay rates in respect of a hoarding which was on their land near the Old Slaughter- house, Cwmsyfiog, and in respect of which they received no payment.—It was decided to charge the Rhymney and Aber Valley Billpoeting Co. a rental of Xl per year.—He also reported that the Committee had passed payment of X265 to the Brecon and Merthyr Railway Co., the Council's apportionment of the cost of widening the St. David's Bridge, Pengam.—Mr. Albert Thomas That's Edgar's bridge, is it not? (Laughter.) POSTAL SERVANTS' HALF HOLIDAY.—Mr. Edgar Davies said that in compliance with the last meet- ing of the Council he had ascertained the views of the people of Pengam with regard to the proposed half holiday for the postal people at the local Post Office. The Chamber of Trade, Brittania, Pengam, and other lodges of the Federation were opposed to the closing of the office. They did not object to the servants having a half holiday, but that the postal authorities should make such arrangements as to obviate any inconvenience to the public.—AM. Phillips I should like to know whether the whole of the people have been con- sulted.—Mr. Edgar Davies So far as possible.— A Member Mr. Davies promised to get a plebis- cite.—Mr. J. Crew They have to beconlUlted to comply with the wishes of the Postmaster of Cardiff.—On a vote, six recorded for the half holi- day,,and sera for the wishes of the people as expressed in the correspondence. ARGOED ROAD AGAIN .-A letter was read from the L. & N. W. Railway Co., asking if the Coun- cil was still prepared to proceed with their offer of March, 1914, for the construction of a foot- bridge at a point about 550 yards south of the crossing and to bear half the cost of construction. —Aid. Phillips Would that bridge release the Railway Co. of any liability on their present crossing.—The Clerk: Yes.—Aid. N. Phillips: Well, then they should construct the bridge free of charge.—Mr. W. Bufton It will be a big im- provement.-Ald. Phillips Is there another case in which we have paid part cost of a bridge?— The Clerk Yes. Pengam.—Chairman In the Pengam case we paid half the cost for widening the bridge.—Clerk All that these people are ask- ing you to do is whether you will carry out now the offer made in March, 1914.-Mr. W. Bufton said that when they made that offer to the com- pany it was thought that the reduction in the cost of the land would compensate the cost of the bridge as compared with the other scheme. He thought they should not now lose their chance of getting the matter settled. If an accident hap- pened at the crossing the Council would be held to blame.—Mr. W. O'Connor said he would like to get a report before taking any action. He thought this letter may be a "feeler." He also thought that if they went a little higher up the levels would be better.—Mr. J. Crew thought that nothing could be gained by deferring the matter. —On a vote it was decided to have a vote upon the matter. WESTERN VALLEYS SEWERAGE BOARD.—Mr. S. Godwin presented a report from the Western Valleys Sewerage Board showing how arrears of over zC300 bad accumulated and that the Board desired repayment.—The Clerk said the fault lay entirely with the Western Valleys Board because they did not send in a proper precept.—Mr. S. Godwin I told them that we had to make our rate "off our own bat. "—Mr. W. O'Connor They said there were many great things in Bedwellty. but the greatest was our cheek in asking the Board not to charge the 4 per cent. interest on the arrears. TENDERS.—The tender of Mr. R. P. Evans, of Fleur-de-lis, was accepted at X126 10s. for the construction of a footpath at Pengam. That of Williams Bros., Blackwood, at X135 6s. for some kerb and channelling at Aberbargoed; and that of Trentham & Co., at £79 5s., for a footpath at Blackwood. TREDEGAR WATER SUPPLY.—A letter was read from the Tredegar Urban Council stating that they could not agree to the Council's proposal to lease the use of an independent main to their area.—The Clerk said he did not ask them for a direct main, only that they should have a ser- vice that would not be tapped north of Holly- bush.—Aid. N. Phillips It is vital that we should have a proper agreement with Tredegar.—Mr. W. Bufton said that something must be done immed- iately, as otherwise there would be a shortage of water, and they would be in a serious position.— Messrs. J. Crew, W. O'Connor, with the Chair- man and Surveyor, were deputed to wait on the Council. DEPUTY REGISTRAR'S RESIDENCE.—A letter was read from Mr. Shepard, the Clerk to the Bed- wellty Guardians, asking the Council to support them in their application to the Registrar General that the recently appointed Deputy Registrar for the Rhymney Valley District should reside at New Tredegar, in accordance with his applica- tion.—Mr. J. Crew I understand that when he was appointed he undertook to live somewTiere in his district.—Chairman Mr. Lewis gave both a verbal and written undertaking that he would reside at a place where the Guardians may de- sire him. The Guardians desire that he should live at New Tredegar.—Mr. J. Crew It appears to me to be a very autocratic position to take up. The Guardians could not advance any argument that the man is not doing his duty. Now the Guardians ask the Council to assist them in com- pelling him to live in a place he does not desire to.—Mr. D. Jones pointed out that when the applicant was before the Guardians he was speci- fically asked if he would reside where the Guard- ians desired, and he readily consented. He now says he is willing to live at Pengam, but the Guardians want him to live at New Tredegar as being the most central and most convenient for Rhymney and Pengam people.—The Chairman The public of the Rhymney Valley expect the Council to take a firm hand in this matter. The man is now living at Blackwood, and evidence can be produced showing that postal packets in- tended for our officer were delivered to another public servant of the same name. It appeared to him that when some men got a public appoint- ment they at once got a swelled head. He moved that they support the Guardians.-The Clerk He has given an undertaking and is not now pre- pared to carry it out-like the Germans did.- Chairman Very much like the Kaiser and the scrap of paper.—A motion to support the applica- tion of the Guardians was carried by a large majority.
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EISTEDDFOD AT YSTRADMYNACH
EISTEDDFOD AT YSTRADMYNACH. On Wednesday a most successful eisteddfod was held at the Old Schools, Ystradmynach. Not- withstanding the glorious attractions of the weather, there was a surprisingly large attend- ance, and the proceedings lasted until 10 o'clock. The late finish was due mainly to a somewhat later start than was arranged ,also the number of competitors. In the absence of the Vicar (Rev. L. Hopkyn James), Mr. Tom Thomas, Bedwas, acted as conductor, with Mr. J. Beynon Jones, of Bedwas, adjudicator of music, Mr. John Lewis, Hengoed recitations, whilst the accompanist was Mr. John Pugh, Ystradmynach. The competi- tions were of a high order, particularly the con- tralto and bass solos. Following are the awards Solo (Girls under 15), "Tell me the Old, Old Story, Elsie Hier, Nstradmynach. Recitation (children under 13), "People will talk," Nancy O'Gwynne, Nelson. Pianoforte solo (children under 13), "Fairy Fingers," 1, Miss Hendery, Nelson; 2, Miss V. George, Ystradmynach. Duett, "Little Mary" Bertha Thomas and Elsie Hier. Soprano solo. "The Holy City" Miss Janet Francis, Caerphilly., Contralto solo, "The Children's Home" Miss Roon, Llanbradach Tenor solo, "The Old Minstrel" J. Bebb, Abertysswg. Bass solo, "The Noble Boy of Truth" Prize divided between Mr. H. Weaver and Mr. Vernon Davies. Duett, "Flow gently. Deva" Messrs. Gordon and Vernon Davies, Caerphilly. Trio, "Duw bydd trugarog" Miss R. Meredith and friend, and Mr. Jones. Male Voice Party, "Sailors' Chorus" Ystrad- mynach United Choir. Prize Bag Mrs. James, Ystradmynach.
Spinal Trouble and Wasting Helpless Child Completely Cured by Dr. Cassell's Tablets Mrs. Watkin, 37, Edward-street, Hesele, Hun, never cease to praise Dr. Casftll' Ta.Met? dNf ??t? for the cure they ?
LICENSEE HEAVILY FINED AT BLACKWOOD
LICENSEE HEAVILY FINED AT BLACKWOOD. Tom Morgan (31), licensee, of New- bridge, was summoned at Blackwood on Friday for cruelty to a mare, by beating it with a stick. Mr. E. W. Evans (for Mr. W. J. Everett, Poitypool), defended. Ellis Davies said he was driving home when defendant, passing in a motor. struck the mare with a walldng-ssick, It made a wound an irch ip extent. The mare galloped a long distance after being struck. Cross-examined, witness said he did not hear defendant sounding his bell and horn for a long distance, whilst witness refused to turn aside." He did not think defendant tried to strike him, and not the horse. Defendant, on oath, said the boy kept his cart in such a position that witness could not pClSS with his car, for a long, distance. When witness eventually managed to pass, he asked the boy why he did so, and he laughed and jeered. Witness raised his stick to smack the boy. and it accidentally struck the horse. Wit- ness was a horse lover, and never allowed a whip in his trap. The Bench fined defendant £ 5.
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