■ *>•» 4^|tl d>^| # I » 4 KINSEY & Co. I t 4 I The CasM Orocers, i 1 > I Have just received a Large Consignment of J j k •< > I New Fruits, c,, for Christmas I 1 t ■■ > i U t Our Prices, quality considered, are the lowest in the District j 1 < We invite you to come and inspect, and give in your orders early. \> !l 1 i' ——— 1 New Currants, Splendid Quality, 3d. per lb. Good New Raisins 3d, and Sid. per lb. 1 Best New Currants. 4d. per lb. Best Raisins 4d, per lb. I' 1 New Sultanas 3id. per lb. Aimonds 1/6 per lb. j' Lemon Peel, Good Quality Std. per lb. Muscatels U" lOd. per lb. |' 2 Best Lemon Peel 4d. per lb. Non-Alcoholic Wines 8jd 10 £ cL and 1/- T < Baking and Egg Powder 3 £ d. j £ *Pj £ eg Large Bottles J per bottle |J Good Cake Margarine. 6d. per lb. Christmas Puddings, 10.1d., 1/- and 1/3 each 2 1 Best 8d. per lb. Tins of Biscuits 62d. each j' 2 J Hugon's Beef Suet lOR per lb. Splendid Sultanas (LSlgriity), 3d. per lb. p j Pure Butter 1/-per lb. j Mincemeat 6d. and 101d. per Jar fi ■ Special TEA at 1/6 per lb., Unequalled at the Price, if |t 14 evw California Plums, ed. per lb. w- |: < Note the Address— jt 17 & 18, Duqraxten St., Tonypandy j; < 5144 L f ► 4 'ww iv • *tw *w **» w ^w ^9* <mw *v If you want to enjoy your XMAS FARE be sure you get HOPKIN MORGANS I SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CAKES AND CELEBRATED Xmas Puddings Manufactured from the Finest Ingredients. GUARANTEED FOR PURITY AND EXCELLENCE. GE L N OF ALL GROCERS. HOPKIN MORGAN JnL Taff St., High St. and East St., PONTYPRIDD. And at Trealaw Road, TREALAW. 5145
Emigrant s Tribulations. Hair Cut and Shave, 3/11. Hard Times in Canada. Three shillings for a hair cut and shave is a prohibitive price for this very much- ness of a necessity, whilst having to pay for your own food as a guest in one of H.M. prisons is like adding insult to injury. Add to this the very high prices obtaining for food, and the general scarcity of work, conclusion is forced upon you that life in our Colonial settlements is not all beer and skittles. A Rhondda collier who emigrated to Canada some time ago, furnishes a very sorry picture of the conditions obtaining in the Province of Alberta. Writing to a Penygraig friend, he says I am sorry to say I am disappointed more than ever in the country up to the present, as I am out of work and do not see any sign of getting it as everybody stick to their work now that the winter is upon us. Plenty of men liang about this place for three and four months at a time, as it is considered to be the best place for a good many miles around in regard to work in the mines. Jack H got work in a new mine here, but has lost over a week through the engine breaking down. D- and I have only worked 28 days between us since we are here, so we are. doing very well. There are no workhouses here, and if you go to gaol you have to pay for your own food, so it is a nice country to be in when you are hard up. The. foreigners get the preference in this country as they will do things which a Britisher will not do. There are several mines about here where only foreigners are employed, so it does not look like a British Colony, does it? There are also plenty of men to do the work required, as the mines are worked on a different system, and they don't require more than 500 men to produce 3,000 tons of coal per day between them when they are working three shifts. I would soon leave this little wooden hut and clear out if I was sure of getting work somewhere, but it is very expen- sive to travel in this country, and no mistake." The writer also encloses a list showing the price of various artidett of food, &c., as you can form an idea of what it would cost to provide a decent home." The list referred to is as follo,ys: -Best butter, per lb., Is. 5Jd. sugar, 201b. bag, 5s. bacon, per lb., 9d. to lOd. box of eggs (half-dozen in a box), lOd. small tin of pepper, 7 £ d.; salt (3 small bags), Is. bread, 3 loaves, Is.; tea, per lb., 2s. Id. matches, a dozen. Is. soap, 6 tablets, Is. celery, small bunch, 5d. cheese, per lb., lOd.; cocoa, Van Houten's (large size), 2s. 81,d. tinned milk, per tin, -7-.id. freish milk, pe.r pint, 2d. potatoes, small bag, Is.; fresh salmon, per lb., 8d. vinegar, per bottle, Is. 5-td. tin of mustard, lOd. packet of soda, Hd. marmalade or jam, Is. sugar basin- and butter basin, 2s. 6d. Quaker Oats, per packet, lOd.; scrubbing brush, lis. sweeping brush, 3s. 2d. ink, per bottle, 5d. 6 tablespoons. Is. four china cups and saucers, 4s. 2d.; teapot (enamel), 2s. 6d.; tea kettle (enamel), 6s. 3d.; saucepan (for potatoes), 26. lid. ditto (for broth), 4s. 2d. water jug (2 quarts), os 2d. frying pan, 2s. Id. 1 glass lamp (common), 4s. 2d. 3 dinner plates (enamel), 2s. 6d. 3 cups (enamel), Is. 8d. washing board, 2s. 6d. tin pail for '• washing up," 2s. Id. tin tub, 5s. 2d. 4 china basins, 3s. 4d. stove, £ 3 6s. 8d. stove pipe. Is.; elbow pipe. Is. o.Vd. fire shovel. Is.; mattress, 6ft. by 4ft., one flannelette sheet, one ordinary blanket and one counterpane, per parcel, £ 2; 4 pillows, 12s. Od. 4 pillow cases, .5s.; coal (for miners), 10s. 6d. ditto (for tradesmen, &c.), 14s. 6d. hair cut and shave, 3s. Hd. glass of beer, 7,d., 2 glasses, Is. The writer adds here with a touch of irony: If run in when drunk you must buy your own food while in police, station. Policemen here get one dollar for each case they bring on." The stoppages out of the miner's pay include: Federation, per month, 8s. 4d. hospital and doctor. 6s. 3d. washhouse, per month, 4s. 2d. (Find your own towels and soap, washhouse is not compulsory).
"my baby wonderfully improved .1 J í 1 I improved I BABY RAYNER. Aped 9. months. Weight, 24 lb. 4 oz. Ofi-s. Annie Rayner, of 4.8 i!Rozvland Grove, Sydenham, S.E., says:— u I have great pleasure in stating that my baby, who is breast fed, lias wonderfully improved since giving' her Virol. I am a great believer in it and shall always re- wonderfully improved since giving' her Virol. I am a great believer in it and shall always re- commend it." I AWN%& iVIROL fi In Jars, 1/ i/S, 2/11. Virol is of great value in cases of a Anaemia and Wasting in Adults. ) 152 to 166 Old St., Lon /tii, E.C.
Rhondda Miners. Mabon and the Coal Agreement. Dcctor's Fund. Safety in Windiig. A meeting of the Rhondda (No. 1) Dis- trict of Miners was held at the Washing- ton Hotel, Porth, on Monday, Mr. Tre- harne presiding. Mr. Wm. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., chief agent, referred briefly to the negotiations for a new wage agreement, and said: All I will say is, I wish the employers' organisations were half as anxious to make facilities to carry out the present agreement as they seem to me to be to have a new one. If they were, it would well serve the South Wales collieries. I will say no more on that to-day." Mr. W. H. Morgan That is Mabon's briefest speech on record (laughter). Mr. Watts Morgan said he agreed that the owners had not made the best of the existing agreement under the new Act. There were instances in the Rhondda, and elsewhere where the employers had sym- pathetically met the new conditions, with the result that the loss in output was infinitesimal. They were constantly re- ceiving complaints of want of clearance from the men, which, if forthcoming, would have meant a considerably in- creased output of coal. Mr. Watts Morgan announced that a conference of the miners' delegates would be held in Cardiff on December 13th, when the question of the conditions of the new wage agreement would be dis- cussed, and he advised the lodges to select their delegates to attend this meet- ing, with instructions to freely and fully discuss the new situation. An "Almighty" Body. Discussion took place on the present doctors' fund system, it being proposed, in consequence of its present unsatis- factory state, that steps be taken with the object of carrying into effect the result uf a recent ballot, and failing this course that the matter be raised and decided upon when the next general agreement was made. The ballot decided in favour of the establishment of medical committees, and that doctors be paid and be directly under the supervision of these committees. In some cases it was intimated that agreements had been, drawn up between the doctors and the workmen, whereby either side, if dissatisfied', could give notice terminating the engagement in six and three months. Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., said he was afraid that the Legislature would have to intervene before this question could be settled, as the Medical Association was one of the most powerful in the land, and one of the most autocratic in existence anywhere. In practice the Medical Asso- ciation was almighty," and seemed to have every part of the country in its own hands. He was agreed that the best course would be to deal with the, ques- tion in a general way in the new agree- ment and endeavour to come to an understanding as between the Mining Association and the Miners' Federation, so that both employers and workmen should be in agreement. He was afraid that no finality could be effected for some time, though an arrangement could be arrived at whereby the men could get the oo-operatian of the employers in the matter. The resolution was adopted. Safety Clutches on Pit Frames. A motion was submitted by one of the lodges that united action be taken throughout the district to enforce the erection of safety clutches on all pit frames. Mr. Tom Evans (agent) thought the best course would be to forward the views of the. district to the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines asking the Com- missioners to embody this suggestion in their recommendations. A delegate remarked that such ap- pliances had prevented a serious accident at his colliery. The clutches had now been done away with, as automatic appliances had been affixed to the engine which would prevent overwinding. Mr. Watts Morgan stated that three gentlemen had been appointed by the Royal Commission to visit the coalfields and make certain tests. Prof. Redmayne, the chief inspector for Great Britain, and two of his assistants were now making investigations into overwinding and breakage of ropes. Cardiff was one of the centres to be visited, and persons who had invented patents would be in- vited to appear before these gentlemen to demonstrate their patents. Through the intervention of the Labour members the Commission was fully alive to the im- portance of the matter, and one of the recommendations of the Commission would be that if safety methods could not be. adopted by mutual arrangement, a clause should be included in the next amend- ment of the Coal Mines Regulation Act making safety provisions compulsory. Mr. W. Abraham (Mabon). M.P.. who is a member of the Commission, said that the Commission were troubled to some extent with lack of faith in several of the apparati exhibited to them, as no one could say that they were perfectly safe. Hence the Commission had stopped short at simply recommending and not order- ing certain safeguards. Since the last meeting of the Commission certain sad events had taken place, and the Home Office were taking measures to obtain fresh evidence as to the effectiveness of various appliances with the view of taking further steps. It was resolved to forward a resolution to the Commission seeking a recommen- .dation that compulsory safeguards in winding should be adopted. "Safety in the Mine." Mr. Thos. Thomas, Ynyshir, appealed that the district should undertake to publish and circulate free copies of his booklet, Safety in the Mine," which dealt specially with alleged defects in the existing safety lamps. It was resolved that the lodges be sup- plied with copies of the booklet to assist them in deciding whether they would support the appeal made. Ambulance Motor Car. The Glamorgan Centre of the St. John Ambulance Brigade apDfled for a dona- tion towards the maintenance of the motor ambulance car which will be stationed at the Cardiff Infirmary and despatched to the various districts in the event of any serious accident to con- vey the patient expeditiously to the infirmary. Mr. Watts Morgan intimated that some of the lodges already made contributions. A large majority decided against a grant being made. In reply to a question. Mr. Watts Morgan stated that no one in receipt of compensation was compelled to go to the colliery office to be examined by the com- pany's doctor. The medical man, if he wanted to examine him, should attend at the injured workman's home. C "An Interesting Personality. A well-known financier (now deceased), whose charitable bequests the public will recall, built up for himself a reputation for fair dealing, by which he became the intimate friend of the best known mem- bers of Society. Everyone is aware that as a lender of money, his methods of doing business were free from those obnoxious traits occasion- ally met with amongst ordinary lenders, and one must attribute his high repu- tation to these very characteristics. The question arises, therefore, Is there any- one to-day who carries on a financial business in the same clean way? Is there any gentleman, who, recognising that people must occasionally borrow money to meet a pressing matter, can undertake to treat clients in a straight- forward way, with courtesy, tact, and earnestness? Mr. Wm. Lloyd, of 4, Church Street, Cardiff, is prepared to convince the public that he himself is determined to conduct his business in such a manner. Anyone, be he a nobleman, professional man, business man, or trusted employee, and who, just now, is temporarily in need of money, can apply to Mr. Lloy'd, safe in the knowledge that he is a financier who carries on his business honourably and who extends advances upon fair and easy terms, without security, or sureties, and maintaining that strict privacy and con- fidence so essential in such matters. Do vou require his services? If so, write to him, and ascertain his methods of business. 5042
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