Aberdare and District Photographic Notes. BY "ROLLO." Up to the time of writing these notes I have had no reply to my request on the matter of attempting to form a local society. I think that this must be solely attributable to shyness on the part of our correspondent Stigmatic." So to help him and others who may have this subject at heart, I will make another suggestion that perhaps will serve to start the ball rolling. Since my last re- marks upon this item of interest, I have spoken to several camerists who were not in the old society, and each of them has expressed a strong wish that someone would take the initiative in calling a meeting to discuss the matter. Now, it is little use anyone going to the trouble and expense of calling a meeting and engaging a room, unless there are strong hopes of an adequate response, which means a well-attended meeting, for nothing is so depressing as to find that the attendance is such that the whole affair hangs fire from the start. Now I have enough faith in my fellow "town- ies to think that if a goodly number did turn up at such a preliminary meet- ing there would be no difficulty in start- ing a society with every hope of success, but, furthermore, the difficulty of select- ing the right men for the official positions is much easier g>ot over if a good muster is made, and I am going to make this proposal. If during the next fourteen days I can reoeive any number of Postcards over 20, from local camerists expressing their desire to attend such a preliminary meeting, and at the same time state what night in the week is most convenient to them (say Thursday for instance), I will arrange for a centrally situated meeting room for the night that will be most suitable according to the cards, and an- nounce as prominently as possible the date, so that all may know of it; and wherever I think it will be useful I will send a special invitation by post. By this means I am sure no one interested will be passed over, and it now remains with our readers as to whether a start is made or not. It is not a big request to make, and will cost only a half-penny stamp for postage. I am hopeful that the response will be encouraging, and if the matter is handled with anything like care a good start can be made with the New Year. I do not think that an earlier date could be fixed upon, as the Christmas holidays are close, and other affairs will claim most people's attention, but if I repeat myself here, I do so to very cord- ially ask all those who are interested, however slightly, in Photography to drop me a postcard to the Leader" Office within the next day or so, telling me that they would like to attend such a meeting, so that I can go to work and arrange what will appear the most popu- lar day and date. Of course, attending this suggested meeting would be in no way binding upon the visitor to join any society that may be started. Your pres- ence is alone requested so that the opin- ion of the local workers may be tested. Now then! don't put off writing that Postcard; just do it now. I expect that most of my readers have by this time finished off their Christmas Cards. Those who have not I should urge their doing so at once. I know to my sorrow what putting it off to the last moment means—hurried work and slip- shod results. It is such an easy matter to turn out a few dozen cards if set about In the right way, but it means having everything ready, which includes your deciding what form the card will take, what negative you will use, and what process shall be made the printing med- ium. Most of the dealers stock masks, espec- ially for double printing, while the num- ber of designs and makes of postcards with special designs for the festive season are legion. Nothing looks better than a well printed and carefully finished post- card, with an appropriate motto upon it, and nothing is more acceptable to the re- ceiver. Postcard collecting has laid hold of everyone, rich and poor alike, so what better means of conveying our wishes can we have than this? But to have it worth preserving it must be good, hence my re- mark that the work should be under- taken in good time so that all the best care and skill can be lavished thereon. Have you tried photographing a street scene during rain? If not, do so. Have the fastest plate you can get hold of in the camera slide; give the slowest possi- ble shutter exposure compatible with the surroundings and traffic, develop with a dilute solution that is not oolder than 60 degrees, fix in a bath that has had a few grains of Meta-bisulphate of Potash dis- solved in the hypo, and print upon a soft Gaslight ox- Bromide to a pearl grey, us- ing M-Q as the paper developer, and you -will get a negative and print that will give you joy. I
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SCHOOL TOPICS IN THE TRAIN. Sir,—Since three ladies of the scholastic profession were grossly insulted by a bom- bastic looking individual for talking on current school topics in a Cardiff train on Saturday, by which I was travelling, other members of that profession would do well' if travelling in that direction, to studiously avoid breathing, should they be compelled to share a compartment with^an individual of the above description, lest they should likewise be insulted.—Yours, ANTI TRAIN HOG.
A BAD SPECULATION. Sir,—We know what the result of municipal houses has been in Merthyr and other places. Our local Councillors must know it, too, and yet they launch a similar scheme in Aberdare, where private people are coping with the de- mand for houses. I should like to see some figures showing how the scheme is going to be made into a paying one--I mean pay its own way. Who will collect the rents, and what remuneration will be made? Who are going to appoint ten- ants, and will every Councillor be al- lowed to get in his friends—Tom, Dick, and Harry? Will there be any quibbling about ejecting a tenant who does not pay his or her rent ? Will there be any pro- secutions for breaking up the banister and the cupboard doors for firewood? Or will all these be overlooked because Mrs. So-and-So is a widow and Mr. So-and-So has met with an accident, etc.? These are the besetting sins when the land- lords of a house number 20.-Yours truly, STRAIGHT.
WANTED—< £ 10,000. Sir,—I see the Aberdare District Coun- cil are once more going to groan under a heavy burden of debt, from which they cannot hope to extricate themselves for a good time to come. A few years ago they paid off the last instalment of a liability, with the result that the general district rate was substantially reduced. To-dav it is only Is. 2d. (excluding the Libraries Rate). Then it was Is. 8d. or so. Coun- cillors are very much like doo,cons-- I suppose some of them occupy the dual positions—as soon as they are out of one debt they incur another. This time it is the huge sum of £ 10,000, for the purpose of erecting 50 houses. How will this scheme work out in figures ? The Coun- cil will probably have to pay 4 per cent. interest, which will amount to X400 the first year. The rents, at 22s. per house— they will not be worth more than that in. Cwmbach and Cwmaman—will bring in .£715. Out of that sum, from J2225 to .£250, will have to be paid in rates and ground rent. That leaves an amount of from .£465 to X490 for repairs, rents irre- coverable, and a hundred and one inci- dental expenses, and also the payment of interest and the repayment of the prin- cipal.. £ 50, or .£1 per house, will be little enough for repairs as time goes on, even granting that good, reliable tenants will be found. It is clear, therefore, that this undertaking is not going to be self- maintaining. If the ratepayers gener- ally would not be taxed to meet the in- stalments as they become due, it would take 1,000 years to wipe off the loan. I feel convinced that it is a ruinouis speculation, and I hope the Labour Men)- bers have already realised it. I also trust that Mr. John Burns will investi- gate the scheme before he sanctions the loan of so much money.—I am, etc., ALMANAC.
DOGS AND HUMAN BEINGS. Sir,—Contrast and not comparison seems to be the order of things in this disordered society in which we live. We have Tead and heard from time to time of how, aide by side with unbounded wealth and wasteful luxury, can be seen poverty of the worst description, breed- ing misery and want of the most heart- rending character. To-day I read the following:
THOUSANDS STARVING! WHOLE FAMILIES FAMISHING IN SUNDERLAND THROUGH SHIP- BUILDING SLUMP. Something like 40,000 people are suffer- ing great privation in Sunderland owing to depression in the Shipbuilding Yards and the consequent discharge of thous- ands of workmen. At many homes there is no money for food or fire, and one family-father, mother, and six children —are stated to have been without food for three days. The above needs no comment, but I offer the following contrast. Not very long ago a fashionable society lady, in order to show her unbounded love for her pet dog, and to commemorate its birth- day, gave a dog's dinner party, to which were invited a large number of other society dogs (the "bottom dog," being rough and uncultured, was, of course, ex- cluded). The table was most elaborately laid out with fine dishes, with chairs around, upon which were seated the in- vited guests. The menu consisted of all the best things that money could pro- cure, and was served by a Dumber of professional waiters. Doubtless, the highly honoured dogs greatly enjoyed themselves, and in devouring the good I things put before them they showed far greater intelligence than did those re- sponsible for the whole affair. But it is not only in lifo that the dô is thought more I of than the hutnan being. The poor old man or wOihail who have been forced to I the refuge of the Workhouse are, when death comes along, hurriedly borne away to the nearest burial ground, followed t>y a few paid Workhouse officials, and none to shed a parting tear. Tile pauper is a few paid Workhouse officials, and none to shed a parting tear. The pauper is laid to the grave, covered over, and then left with nothing to show his last resting place but a little green mound that passers-by will heedlessly trample over. It is not so with the rich lady or gentle- man's dog. In one of the finest private grounds in North Wales I came across a number of .dogs' graves, Avith a tomb- stone at the head of each, and on each tombstone were various sculptural in- scriptions, a few of which I give below: H Tn loving memory of 'Charlie,' who was killed November 14th, 1892. Aged ten years." "My loved and loving little friend 'Rosie.' Died August 24th, 1888. Aged 14 years." "In ever loving remembrance of dear old 'Lion,' who died Friday, November 24, 1893. Aged 18 years. There are men both good and wise who hold that in a future state Dumb creatures we have cherished here below Shall give us joyous greeting when we pass the trolclen gate; Is it folly that I hope it may be so ? Foir never man had friend More enduring to the end. Truer mate in every turn of time and Could I think we'd meet again, (tide It would lighten half my pain At the place where the old dog died.' il After all such fine things said, win wouldn't be a dog?—I am, etc., IDRIS DAVIES.
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Labour Jottings. BY "DEMOS." Gradually they are coming round. I am informed that within the last few days two local rev. gentlemen- have de- clared in favour of State Pensions for manual toilers. They are the Rev. W. S. Davies, Llwydcoed, and the Rev. Cynog Williams, of anti-I.L.P. celebrity. A Divine Movement." This is the latest and most complimentary designa- tion of Socialism. And by a minister of the gospel, too. We are, indeed, all Socialists now, not in the vague meaning of the term applied by the late Sir Win. Harcourt, but in a more true and real sense. The Labour movement is gain- ing, and this movement is fastly adopt- ing Socialism as its only hope of political salvation. Once the Nonconformist churches will throw their influence in favour of this new divine movement, the power of Liberalism will receive a tremendous set- back, and then the Socialist Party will march on triumphantly to grapple with the real questions at issue. The Rev. T. Rhondda Williams made an appeal to the churches to recognise the Socialist move- ment as a movement that has come to stay, and he warned them to be guilty of no such conduct as could be interpreted hostile to the cause of the people. In the Rev. Rhondda Williams the Labour Movement has an invaluable re- cruit. He is a fluent and convincing speaker, sure of his point, and drives it home to the minds and consciences of his audiences. He has become thoroughly imbued with the Socialist doctrine, and, he has confessed that he sees no other way out of the present economic confusion except via Socialism. This is a signifi- cant announcement and worth a good deal to the Socialist cause. He had also a good word for the trades unions, the workers' only defence at present." True, the trade unions are not perfect, but, as Mr. Rhondda Williams asked, what human institution is perfect, for the Christian churches are not. I hope the non-unionist will take these few words to heart, and recognise that his trade union is his best friend, and treat it accordingly. The fight between capital and labour during the generations that have gone was unequal. On the one hand there was power and privilege and pelf, while on the other there was noth- ing but grim determination born of a righteous cause, and even this had to be crushed when the larder became bare and the children oried for bread. Trades Unions help to make the fight more equal. It organises the sympathies of the whole democracy; it appoints the ablest and best men to oonduct negoti- ations with the ablest and best on the side of capital. And so all the indications are just now in favour of those who toil. The churches are awakening to their real duties; the ministers are kow-towing less to the influential members" of their churches; the "divine movement" is spreading and growing like a huge tree; its ramifications touch all parts of the country. There is hardly a village where the new spirit is not working in the hearts of the people. And this is as it should be. Last week there appeared in the « Leader two letters, one from a work- man at Bwllfa and another from one at Cwmaman or Powell Duffryn Collieries, setting forth a grievance that the Com- panies do not provide them with light in their carriages on these dark winter nights. Their grievance deals mainly with the dangers attendant on the pres- ent arrangements. With this I fully agree, and would like to call the atten- tion of the respective managements to these letters. If the pit head baths were arranged by the Companies near the pit-head and con- tributed to by the woz-kmen,-the cost, by the way, would be very small-the work- men would be able to travel to and fro in warm and clean clothes. The working clothes could be drying while they would be from their work, and they would have the benefit of a good bath under decent and comfortable conditions, and save the trouble of drying the clothes at home. Then the Railway Company could easily use ordinary passenger carriages for the convenience of the men, and not keep a special workmen's train for the purpose. There seems to be a difficulty with the train men of testing each others views concerning grievances. The lodges of the Federation are situated near the collier- ies, of -course, and they only meet in Aberdare to receive the men's subscrip- tions, which is good so far. But could they not go a step farther, and grant Aberdare men and those who go by train the privilege of a committee of their own to hear and voice their grievances? The men who make use of these trains are truly thankful for the convenience. Still I agree with them that the suggested re- medies would benefit both employers and men.
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Distribution of Prizes at Mountain Ash. At the Workmen's Institute last Mon- day evening the annual distribution took place of prizes and recognition for success in the livening Continuation Classes for the Session of 1906-7. Mr. John Powell occupied the chair, and the function of handing the prizes was performed bv Mrs. Morgan Morgan and Major Morgan, J.P. There were present: Councillors W. Davies (chairman Education Com- mittee) and W. Millar, Messrs. Dr. H. Davies Jones, J. Kent, T. Glvndwr Rich- aids, W. Jones, Alfred Morgan (director of education), W. Lamburn, Mesdames Davies-Jones, John Charles, Owen Jones, and M. Shipton.—The Chairman said they were not in a portion to distribute all the prizes. It was very satisfactory to report a marked increase in the at- tendance at the classes. Last year 721 earned grants; this year's total was 971. The object of the classes was to better equip those who attended them for the business of life.—Mrs. Morgan Morgan then gracefully distributed the various certificates, saying a kind word to each recipient. The first gift struck a note of sadness, as it was that of Mr. William Williams, who had as Mr. Alfred Mor- gan explained, departed this life.—Major Morgan then proceeded to distribute the certificates to the ladies. After the function was over, the Major said he was delighted to see the growth in the inter- est taken in education. It was 31 yeers since he took a Queen's prize at the South Kensington examination. He had de- rived pleasure from different studies, and geology was one he had studied. He counselled the young students to take up that subject. The subject of politics WM one that should attract the attention of all enlightened citizens, but he thought that geology or botany would gratify the student more. On behalf of his wife, he would like to say how much pleasure it had given her to be present that even- ing. Major Morgan proceeded to distri- bute the books, and wished to make special mention of the Government prize won for general efficiency bv Mr. Dd. L. Edwards. He also complimented his teacher, Mr. Daniel Davies. The follow- ing won prizes:— Mine Surveying: Alfred James, D. E. Harris, Thos. E. Griffiths, Dd. J. Davies, Thos. Lawrence, Hy. Jones, John Jones, Heat and Steam Engine: Alfred James, Arthur Pugh, Llew Hughes. Appl-'ed Electricity: Alfred James, Arthur Pugh, Wm. John Gillard, Llew Hughes.. Art Needlework and Design: Annie H. Roberts, Mary Evans, Mrs. Sinnett Jones, Annie Richards,, Nellie Harland, Esther Harris. Scientific Dressmaking: Rose E. Mead, Edith Lewis, Phoebe Corb, Annie J. Ed- wards, Gwen Williams, Jenny Neigh- bour. Mathematics: D. W. Howells, Evan Phillips, Margaret Jones, Wm. Gillard, Wyndham Magor. Elementary Dressmaking: Arianwen Jones, Edith Roberts. Annie Elizabeth Powell, Ethel Alder, Polly Cribb. Machine Construction: A. W. Brynn, Edward W. Powell. Welsh: S. J. Powell, Emma Williams, Ethel Watkins, H. M. Davies, M. A. Adams. Music:—Intermediate: David Thomas, Marion Beckerlegge, Ceridwen Waters. Elementary: Geo. Evans, Wm. Hatton, Aneurin Jones. French: Arthur Binston. German: Wm. Williams. Practical Mathematics: Thos. E. Grif- fiths, W. J. Davies, David E. Davies, Hy. Jones. Building Construction Taliesin Mil- lar, Ed. Wm. Powell, John J. James. Cookery: Mary Anne Thomas, Esther Williams. Mining Honours: Alfred James. Mining: David J. Davies, Thos. Lawr- ence, Henry Jones, Thos. E'. Griffiths, Alex Webley, Wm. Evans, Edward Geo. Godfrey. Scientific Dressmaking: Esther Lawr- ence, Sarah Perrett, Martha J. Evans. Ambulance: Gwilym Ll. Pierce, Jos. H Workman, Albert Juliffe, Isaac Roberts. Wood Carving: John R. Jones, Bert Longman. Book-keeping: Thomas Lewis, A. E. Phillips, Evan Phillips, Ernest Howells, Ivor C'. Phillips, Ralph Powell. Shorthand: Thomery P. Thomas, Ivor C. Phillips. Evening Continuation School: John Morgan, T. J. Sheldon, Fred Harries, W. S. Clark, Fred Pugh, Henry Olden, Peter Griffiths, A. J. Webley, Arthur Richard- son, Job Richardson. Fred Drain, Fred Watkins, John H. Davies, David John Thomas, Thomas D. Williams, Agnes Hughes, Myfanwy Edwards. Mr. Alfred Morgan addressed the meet- ing, explaining the method of determin- ing the giving of prizes. The Mountain Ash Education Committee had granted A15 towards these special prizes for at- tendance. A vote of thanks to Major and Mrs. Morgan was proposed by the chairman, and seconded by Mr Lamburn. Major Morgan proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman. Councillor Millar briefly seconded. The following is a list of the Countr Prize-winners:—Ed. W. Powell, Margt. I A. Thomas, Aneurin Jones, W. J. Davies, Alf. James, LI. Hughes, Annie Richards, A. E. Phillips, M. Williams, S. Edwards, Evan Evans, S. Evans, G. R. Birch, Annie Lewis, James Davies, Annie Jones, Thos. David Jones, R. Mor- decai, E. Fisher, Martha A. Williams, David Jones, Edith Edwards, Rose Dawe, Walter James, Alice Meredith, Cesiah Jones, E. A. Evans, J. Morgan, Evan Phillips, Rose Mead, Eliz. A. Fid- dler, Kate Face, John James, Mary Adams, David Thomas, Edward Godfrey, Chas. Brown, E. Shaw, Blodwen Isaac, J. M. Rowlands, Esther Lawrence, Fred Watkins, John R. Jones, G. Ll. Pierce, Hor C. Phillips, John H. Davies, A. Hughes, E. Sellick, M. Edwards, Morris Hughes, Gertie Morgan, S. Edwards, l Albert Emery, Geo. W. Tovey, Mary Wil- liams. Wm. Rogers, R. Mordecai, Gwilym GriBltba.
National Telephone 21.] JOHN MORGAN & SON (ABERDARE) LIMITED, Builders, Contractors and Undertakers. Complete Funeral Furnishers and Funeral Directors. Estimates given for Bricked Graves and Vaults. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO D CARRIED OUT AT MOST REASONABLE PRICES. Orders taken at the Offices: Penydarren Street and 4 Stuart Street, Aberdare. EVAN L. DAVIES, Wholesale and Retail Coal and Coke Merchant and Colliery Agent, Taff Vale Yard, ABERDARE (BOTTOM OF CARDIFF AND DUKE STREETS.) Whilst thanking his numerous clientele for their patronage hitherto, would fulther announce that he still holds the reputation of keeping the unrivalled best selection of House Coals in the town and district of Aberdare, amongst which the undermentioned qualites may be enumerated, viz :— North's Navigation Surperior House Coal. Prosser's Miskin Mountain Ash Celebrated House Coal. Monmouthshire Best Elled House Coal. do do Tillery House Coal. do do Red Ash House Coal. Aberdare Merthyr Best Steam House Coal. Aberdare (Williams) Werfa Gralg, House Coal. E.L.D. desires further to remind the public that he keeps a stock of Gas Coke, Cu Firewood (in suitable size blocks) and Sea Sand. Prompt delivery made to any part of town or district for quantities of 5 cwt. and upwards of the above. Special quotations given for Truck loads of Coal, Coke, Sand, and Wood, delivered to any Railway Station. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Owing to the limited production, thereby causing unreliable supplies of the famous Aberdare Graig Seam in the town and district, another source of production on that Seam of Coal has been opened, and is in course of development, wherefrom an ample supply is now worked, and obtainable at the above depot at all times, or from the undermentioned Agents, viz: Henry Adams, Coal Merchant, Gadlys Uchaf, Aberdare. R. L. Wigley, n Mill street, station, Trocynon. James Jones, „ „ „ „ 1.9 gy John Holding & Son, Coal Merchants, High street, Aberdare. E. Russell & Son, „ „ G.W. Ry. Yard, Aberdare Wm. Druce, Coal Merchant, Sunny bank street, Aberdare. John D. Harris, „ Curre street, Aberaman. Mrs Saunders, 91 Dean street, Aberdare. ENQUIRIES RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. TELEGRAMS: Carbon, Aberdare. TELEPHONE: P.O. 32, Aberdare. Mr. W. H. WEBB, I.S.M., (Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.) Organist and Choirmaster of St. Elvan's Church, Aberdare. Choirmaster an conductor of the Church Choral Unions of the Deanery of Aberdare and the Arch- deaconry of Carmarthen, receives Pupils for Voice Production, Singing. Organ, Piano- forte, Harmony, Composition, Orchestration, &c., and being assisted by qualified Certificated Teachers, is able to offer exceptional terms to those desirous of studying under his superintendence. Candidates successfully prepared for the various Examinations in Theoretical and Practical Music. (Latest success 98 marks out of a possible 100 together with The Local Centre Prize, London College of Music.) 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I A Nantmelyn Fatality. At the Trecynon Police Station on Saturday, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, an in- quest was held touching the death of Edward Davies, 39, Belle Vue-street. Margt. Evans, 59, Mount Pleasant-street, said she was a sister to the deceased, who was 57 years of age. He was a labourer employed at Nantmelyn Colliery, and was a married man. He was injured on Monday night, and expired on Wednes- day-—Dr. Isaac Banks said that deceased had sustained a scalp wound. There was no fracture. He died of shock as the result of the injury.—Daniel Wil- liams, a night driver at the colliery, said that Davies passed him about 1.30 on Monday night. Witness* tram had gone off the road, and Davies was standing by at the time. Witness walked up at the tail of the tram and Davies walked be- hind him some distance. Witness left his horse attached to the tram. While on his way back he met Davies walking up in the direction where the tram was. Eventually witness heard Davies calling his name. Witness went in the direction of the sound, and found Davies under the tram which witness had just left. The hcrse had moved a few yards since he had left it. There was no timber or any- thing that deceased might have stumbled over. Witness pushed the tram away from Davies' body without assistance. Asked how he came to be there, he re- plied, The horse pulled on, my boy. There was plenty roof space.—Alfred Wilkins said that Davies' lamp was lit. Witness went to the scene of the acci- dent, unhitched the horse, and assisted Williams to move the tram. Davies was on the rails right under the tram. He muttered something in Welsh which wit- ness did not understand. John Rhys Williams, night fireman in the new seam. said that Davies was cleaning the road on the night in question. The man had been extricated by the time witness ar- rived on the scene of the accident. Wit- ness asked him how it happened, and he said The horse moved on." From side to side the road was from 7 feet to 8 feet. From rail to roof the space was about 5 feet 4inches. There was a ledge on eaeh aide of the road. The horse had a habit of starting suddenly if one touched the shaft. Davies would have to pass the horse and tram in order to fetch his shovel.—E. Puffh, manager, produced a plan of the workings, and gave particu- lars concerning the locale of the accident. —The Coroner said that it was evident that the haulier had left the tram in the position indioated by him. In the mean- time deceased, in going to fetch his shovel, had to pass the horse and tram. Probably he touched the horse, the ani- mal moved on, and Davies fell under the tram.—The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death. "-Mr. Trump, In- spector of Mines, represented the Home Office, and Mr. C. B. Stanton attended on behalf of the family of deeeased.
The Great Question. When we hear a wonderful story or a wonderful rumour, the great question is Is it true ? If the story comes from nearby, and the truth of it is of importance to us it is our own fault if we do not cheek its veracity. We have published from week to week details of striking cures of kidney disease by Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, in every instance the experience of a neighbour, and therefore easily proved true. Mrs H. Francis, Ty'rergyd Farm. Llwydcoed, near Aberdare, says:— Doan's backache kidney pills have done me more good than anything else I ever tried, and I shall not forget to tell others about them. "Pains in the back troubled me for many years often the pains seemed to run up to between my shoulders. My joints were so stiff that I could hardly bend, and I had bad headaches. I suffered, too, from indigestion. "Of all the medicines I tried, Doan's backache kidney pills were the only one to do me good. These pills have made me feel better in all ways, and I am all right again now. (Signed) Hannah Francis." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and ninepence per box (six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence). Of all chemists and stores, or post free, di- rect from Foster McClellan Co., 8, Wells- street, Oxford-street. London, W. Be sure you get exactly the same pills that Mrs Francis had.
In a multitude of counsellors there may be wisdom, but if their respective coun- sels vary in purport there is confusion. A Trecynon man is just now in a bit or a dilemma. On Saturday night he heard Dr. Bankes declare that the tea cup was poisonous. On the following night the Rev. Cynog Williams assured him with unhesitating certainty that the beer glass was ditto. The poor fellow wants to know what to drink, and his medical and spiritual advisers are at variance on the matter. ——
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