BARQOBD POULTRY SHOW. I SUCCESSbUL EVENT. I I A very fiuccesufnl event as far as competitions go was held at the Skat- ing Rink, Bargoed, on Wednesday, w hen a show of poultry, rabbits, cavien. and goats was hi Id under the auspices of the local Society. Excel- lent arrangements wepe made for the meeting by an energetic committee of woikers. Mr Gomer Thooiaa was chairman, Mr J. Sherrington, vice- chairman, and Mr L. Arthur, treasurer. The secretarial duties were carried out by that past master of such work, Mr W. J. Ellis, Pink House, and Mr Veasey. Mr T. Ellill was the show manager and the stewards were Messrs S, W. Jamep, J. Williams, T. Rees, T. D. Roberta, and W. Stephens, Mr F. Norman, Cardiff, was the judge of the poultry, Mr A. E. Anstee, Mew Tredegar, of the rabbits, and Mr Edmunds, Wann- Borfa, Pengam, of the goats. Following are the awards:—Modern game cock, 1st and special, Mr John. Llanelly 2 aud 3 F. Foley, Hirwain. Modern game hen. 1st and special, W. J. Ellis, Aberbargoed; 2, F. W Foley 3, Tom Ellis, Aberbargoed. Old English game cock, I, Stam- bnrcon, Llanhilleth 2, J. Jones, Maesycwmmer. Do. hen, 1st and 3, J Jones 2nd, Hurley, Tonyrefail. Old English game partridge, I, Hngh Williams, Tredogtr 2, Stam burton 3, J. ''loney. Do. hen, 1, F. W. Foley 2. W. J. Ellis 3, J. Jones. Wyandotte cock, 1. H. N. Hodges Tewkesbury 2. G. Gadd, Tredegar 3, Evans, Nantybwoh. Do. ben, 1, Hodges 2, Evans Brown Leghorn, 1, Jenkius, Llan- elly 2, Murray, Llanelly 3, J. W. Jones, Bfirgoed. Uo. hen, let and special, W. J. Ellis 2, S. W. Jones. Black Minorca hen, 1, Dulsfon B. Ham; 2, Saunders, Shuffield 3, Morse, Gilfach. Ancona cock, ], Weatherly, Llen- elly 2, Harper, Garndiffaith 3, New- all, Cheshire. Do. hen, 1, Newall; 2, Weatherly 3, Harper. A. O. E. not mentioned, 1, A. Stacey, Cardiff 2, Newall; 3, Hodgfif-, Bedwas. Modern game Bantam, 1, Simsaud Davies, Gilfach; 2. J. Williams, Cow bridge 3, Please, Newport. Do. hen, 1, Dobbs, Treharris; 2, Please; 3. Sims and Davies. Dobbs also secured the prize for the best bird in the show. Old English Bantam, 1, Jones, Trebarris; 2, R. Isaacs, Ferndale; 3, Jones, Bri thdir. Do. hen 1, Isaacs 2, Newall. 3, Wiliams, Kidwelly, Any variety bantams, 1. Evans 2, Phillips, Tirphil 3, Allen, Ystrad ICynaoh. Rabbit section Dutch, 1, Southerly, Tredegar; 2, F. S. Powell, Aber- bafgoed.-Dut.ch under four monthp, 1 and 3, Biston, Bargoed; 2, Faim, Blaina Belgian Hare, 1. Hobbs, Swindon 2. Thomas, Bradford; 3, Skeets Cardiff, English, adult, 1, Thompson 2, Brown, Clydach-on-Tawe; 3, Wbift- bram, Nantybwch. Do. (under fivE months), 1, Eastement, Abertysswg; 2, Thompson 3, Sou herly. Cavies, Flemish, I and 2, Jones, Fleur-de-lis; 3, Mullins, Gilfach Do. (other variety), I and Bpecial, F S. Powell; 2, Southerby. Goats, I and special, Keiniard, Bar- goed 2, R. Walters, Gilfach; 3, J. Shieliagton, Deri. ———— e. •
OELLIOAER SCHOOL GOVERNORS. Mr J. D. Thomas, J.P., Maesy- cwmmer, presided at a meeting of the Gelligaer Governors at Hengoed on Tuesday evening. The Chairman announced at the outset that Miss James, headmistress of the Hengoed Girls' School, was laid up with influenza, but was progressing. A letter was read from the Board of Education re the release of teachers from the Army-, and the Chairman explained that a return had been sent along and that they had already made application for certain releases. It was reported that a number of teachers had actually been released a-id resumed their duties at the school. The Chairman reminded the members that they deferred the question of the consideration of salaries to a speoial meeting, and he now asked them to fix the, day. It was decided to meet next Monday week, when the. whole question of salaries will be reviewed. The Chair- man said the Clerk would furnish information from various schools, and Mr R. W. Jones (headmaster Pengam School) would submit his list of teachers, Ac. Miss James had sent in a list showing the number of mistresses, their qualifications, time of appointment, salary when ap- pointed, and present salary. The Chairman also raised the point of the restoration of the section of Hengoed School (destroyed by fire some time ago), and of the extension to meet tne ,1.. bmiml imapatott— 't w- .8- due to the increase in the number of pupils. It was pointed out that there was overcrowding and inconvenience as shown by the fact, that the hostel had to be used as a school. The Chairman suggested communicating with the County Education Com- mittee to ascertain their opinion at least on the matter. The Rev. D. Leyshon Evans, C.C, Bargoed, thought they should not hurry in the matter. Mr Edward Richards, J.P., Ystrad Mynach explained that the Education Committee had decided to build a secondary school at Caerphilly, and was proposed to build a number of middle schools in the Gelligaer area.—At Trelewis, Bargoed, Ystrad Mynach, or Hengoed and Pontlottyn, and probably the Bargoed Higher Elementary School would be con- verted into a secondary school.—Mr Richards added he did not know how far these developments would take place.—Members did not entertain much hopes that the Education Com- mittee would agree to any extensions of the existing school but thought it well to know what was in contempla- tion. The Rev. D. Leyshon Evans did not tl ink that the Education Com- mittee (of which he is a member) were themselves quite clear on the matter yet. Col. H. M. Lindsay, C.B., re- marked that if they wrote to the Education Committee it would show at least that the governors were alert and taking an interest in the matter. The Rev. D. Leyshon Evans agreed on this, but predicted that the reply now would be wait and see.It was decided to write on the lines suggested. 811
I I,PRINCESS JU-JU AT RHYMNEY. Three grand performances of the -interesting operetta Princess Ju-Ju" (in full character) were given at St David's Hall, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, by the Mount Carmel Choir (and friends) under the able cenductorship of Mr Henry Davies. Thanks to the effective organisation of the faithful band of workers, the efforts of the choristers met with a fine response on the part of the public the Hall being crowded each night. The production was a most meritorious one, the little song- sters acquitting themselves splendid- ly, whilst the artistes too were heard to great advantage. Indeed, it would be difficult to improve upon the characters. The several solos, choruses, Ac., were beautifully ren- dered, and the setting of the piece (despite the crowded stage accommo- dation) was par excellence. The great suocess achieved reflects very highly upon the painstaking conduc- tor, Mr Henry Davies, who is to be complimented upon such an excelled production. With regard to the characters, Miss Annie Thomas, the popular Rhymney vocalist, in the title role Prinoess Ju- J u achieved a great success and has seldom been heard to better ad- vantage Mr Richard E. Evans in his rich bass voice, made an ideal Emperor, whilst the part of Lunar was effectively taken by Miss Beatrice Davies (daughter of the conductor) Mr E. Brown, as Ching Ching, also did well Mr William Morgan, a baritone of much promise, as Shee Ma Guin, likewise performed his part admirably and was one of the biggest successes of the evening. The humorous side was well represented by Mr Willie Joseph (who has just been released from the Naval Forces) and as Fu Shu aoquitted himself very creditably. Other personations were Go Bang, Master C. Dallimore Abud Hiram, Mr Evan Terrell; High Exe- cutioner, Mr T. Idris Davies. Mention should be made of the dances, which were especially praiseworthy (tftider the able direction of Miss Jennie Jones, Church-street. The Choir were ably assisted by the excellent orchestra of Penuel Chapel, under the leadership of Mr James Williams, and Miss Annie B. Jones, organist of the Church) presided with great effi- ciency at the piano. The stage management were in the good hands of Mrs R. J. Brown, whilst the duties of chairman were ably carried out by County Councillor Rees Harris, J.P., on Tuesday evening, Councillor W. Griffiths on Wednesday, and Councillor H. M. Thomas, J.P., ohair- man of the District Council on Thurs- day.
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I ABERTYSSWO ROLL OP HONOUR. MEN WHO HAV E GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY. Pte. DAVID JONES, 2241, Grenadier Guards, son of Mr and Mr Kllen Jones, 14, Arthur-street, Aber- tyspwg. David enlisted January, 191.% and went to France in Novem- ber, and after having experienced severe fighting, he fell in action, May 8th, 1916, at Ypres. Before en- listing he was assistant grocer at Pooler's, Bargoed. He was a faithful and useful member at Bethania Con- gregational Church, Abertysswg. Rio parent, and brother and three sisters mourn bis loss. Pte. WM. JOHN WALLACE, 32t;24, Cardiff Batt, Welsh Regiment, son of Mr Reuben and Mrs Mary Wallace, 1, Arthur-street, Abertyaawg. He enlisted April, 1914, and after a period of serious illness, died at the Hospital, Llandrindod, March 6th 1916, and was interred at the Graig Cemetery, Rhymney Bridge, on the llt.IV. Before his enlistment he was employed at the Groeisfaen Colliery, Deri. He was for some years a mem- ber of Ainon Baptist Church, Aber tysswg. He leaves an only daughter, who, with his parents and brothers and sister, mourn his loss. Pte. WM. JOliN JONES, 135i, let Mons. Regiment, son of Mr E i- ward and Mrt; Sarah Jonea, 4, Arthur- street, Abertyaawg. Wm. John was counected with the Rhymney Terri. torialii at the out break of war, and proceeded to France with his batfcaliou, February 13th, 1915, he was severely woanded and taken prisoner May 8t h, and was taken to hospital at Daisberg, Germany, and after much suffering j died July 4th Tne authorities at the hospital Kent particulars of his death and bis belongings to his parents., Before the outbreak of war he was employed as haulier at the JMoLaren Colliery, Abertyoswg. His parents and sister mourn tiis loss. Pte. HOWARD VAUGHAN HUGHES, 6002\ 1st Mons. Regi- ment, son of Mr Josiah and Mrs Lucy J. Hughes, 27, Artbnr-street, Abertysswg. Howard enlisted May, 191S, and proceeded to France October 20tb, and died at the 2nd Canadian Clearing Station. A letter! of condolence, which contained particulars of his illness and death from broncho-pneumonia, was sent by the nurse, and received by hia parents November lltb, the day on which the Armistice was bigned. Before his enlistment he was employed as lamp- man at the McLaren Colliery, Aber- tysswg. He was a member, of some years standing, of Ainon Baptist Church. His parents deeply mourn his loss.
Lieutenant Eli Hudson, the well" known flautist, died on Saturday night in Millbank Hospital, from an internal complaint. His widow is Miss Eleanor Jones, the well-knov/n soprano vooaliat, formerly of Penl- darren, Merfthyr.
I THE RHYMNIT VALLEY 1 SEWBRAGB BOARD. I PROGRESS OF THE WORK. At the meeting of the Rhymney Valley Sewerage Board held last week Mr John Evans, M.E., Abertysswg, in the chair, the Engineers reporting upon the progress of the work in connection with No. 3 Contract, Ystradmynach to Rhymney, stated that the number of men employed on this contract during the past month has been 38, and unfavourable weather conditions have continued involving a considerable loss of time, which, with the Christmas holidays, leaves a working period of barely three weeks. Gang No. 1 continue to make steady progress with the sewer be- tween Pengam and Gilfach, which is now completed as far as the sewage works, leaving a length of about 70 yards to connect up to the iron pipes already laid int he river bank Gang No. 3-Owiny to the Rainfall the water level has been much too high for anything to be done in the river. The gang has therefore been engaged in removing and unloading trucks of material at Brithdir in preparation for a start with the sewer in that locality. Works to the value of 49 per cent. of the tender have been completed in about 153 per cent, of the contract time of 2\ years. The contractors having applied for a further payment on account we en- close certificate for the sum of 9224 due to them. ———— m
I PONTLOTTYN. PRESENTATION -On Tuesday even- ing at the Workmen's Institute, at the close of the general meeting of the Pontlottyn Lodge of the Miners' I Federation, a presentation was made I to Mr David Hughes, who for several years had been general secretary of the Pontlottyn Lodge. The presenta- tion was organised by the members of the Finance Committee of the Lodge together with a few friends, and consisted of a beautiful malacca walking stick, suitably inscribed. Mr Moses Phillips presided and in mak- ing the presentation complimented Mr Hughes on the way he had discharged his duties, and hoped the gift would serve as a memento of their appreci- ation. They deeply regretted that be bad to relinquish his duties as their ¡ secretary owing to ill-health.. Mr W. A. Hancock, his successor in office, said that the recipient had been an excellent officer, and he only hoped that he would be able to discharge his duties as efficiently as his prede- cessor. Messrs W. S. Powell, B. J. Lewis, and W. H. Powell also spoke, after which Mr Hughes feelingly thanked them for their valuable gift, which be would highly treasure. m
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"NO IDEA OF SUICIDE." I 1 In the case at Newportjon Monday to which Lilian Edwarda, Somerset- place, wati charged with attempting to commit suicide at the Palladium Cinema by taking poison, defendant said she soffered from severe tooth- ache and' headache. She took some stuff which had previously cured her toothache, and accidentally swallowed it and became unconscious. She had no idea of saioide. The jMayor Yon are discharged, but you must be careful.
E 11 P lie. K, NEW TREDEGAK. General Manager A. J. HURD. MONDAY, JAN. 27th, And during the week. Once Nightly, 7-30' MISS MAGGIE MORTON Presents by arrangement with W. H. GLAZE Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, HIS LAST LEAVE, The (greatest Play of the age, by Clifford Rean. Thursday, FrMay and 8aturd. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE The great New Production by Eva Elnes., TIMES AND PRICES AS USUAL.
I CLUB WINDOW. I General Sir Herbert Lawrence, one of Sir Douglas Haig's "Victory generals," is the son of John Lawrence of the Punjab. A brother officer of Sir Douglas tHaig's in the 17th Lancers (says "Truth "), Xe retired from the Army after the SoutB African War, thinking there was no more work for soldiers to do. When war bjoke out he re- turned to the Colours as a regimental major, and was given a brigade. A dark horse at first, he soon made his name as a fighting general in the Dardanelles and Egyptian campaigns. It was a bold step for Sir Doug- las Haig to take when he made him his Chief of Staff, but his choice has been justi- fied by the result, for General Lawrence has acquired a high reputation in France for tact and administrative ability. « Mr. Justice McCardie achieved the un- usual distinction of going straight from the Junior Bar to the Bench without takirg silk. Hitherto a man, to jump from the Junior Bar to the Bench, must invariably have acted as the Attorney-General's "devil." In other words, he must have prac- tised for many years as Junior Counsel to the Treasury. Mr. Justice McCardic has I never been a "devil." He has won his way by sheer hard work. He was the most- sought-after junior in London He owes his success to hia great knowledge of'the law, combined with an infinite capacity for tak- ing pains. o Appealing on behalf of a charity, Mr. Iflarry Lauder addressed his audience as fol- lows: "Give generously. Give lavishly. Give wastefully. Don't be like the Scotch. We Scotch are supposed to be thrifty even of speech. There's a story about a Peebles couple who had a boy that they believed to he a mute, for up to his tenth year he never said a word. One day his father and he were at work in the hay field, and, getting < thirstv, they made their way towards a jug of cold tea. The father took the jug and began to drink. As he gulped the tea down slowly the thirsty boy said Make haste! The father put down the jug in astonish- ment. Why, Tam,' he said, 'you're talk- ,in'! Why didn't you never speak afore" in-augkt for to say,' said Tam." t • An amusing story is told concerning General F. d'Esperey, who commanded the victorious advance of the Allies in the Balk. The Bulgarians are not panacu- lariT ?!?4 for cleanliness, and the places occupMid?y them before they fell back and I during ?eir retreat simply swarmed Wlt ficas and other even more obnoxious insect At a house in a oertain village some twenty miles south of Nish temporarily occupied as General Headquarters, the plague was almost unbearable, and d'Es- perev and most of his staff were soon scratching themselves violently. "Ah!" said the General at length. "War, gentlemen, is a nasty business. I know now why the pictures of Napoleon always show him with his hand inside his coat." Sir Eric Geddes, who is now HDemobiliser- in-Chief," is a Scotsman, and was educated at Edinburgh Academy. He was intended for the Army, but after paflesing the pre- liminary examination he went to the United States. It wag in the United States that he gained his first railway experience, and in 1896 he joined the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- way. Fivfe years later he went to India, and although still a young man, his remark- able organising capabilities were scon recog- nised, and he was made manager of one of the first tramway lines in the British Em- pire. Not long afterwards he became awis- tai-t traffic manager of one of the leading Indian .railroad?. Returning to England in 1905 he was appointed commercial agent to the North-Eastern Railway. In 1911 he be- cam? deputy general manager of the eom- panv, a position which he held until his ap- pointment to the Ministry of Munitions. Mr Eric Godde* is a lieutenantxiolonel of the Engineer and Hailway Staff Corps.
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FUN AND FANCY. "What is meant by below part" "Work- ing for dad, I guess.' I "Don't you find it, difficult to make both ends meet?" "Not the end of my money and the end of the week." Letty: "He is the third lover she has lost through the war." Betty: "Ah! Wounds f" Letty: "No. Nurses." Little Ethel (dining out with her mother, in a ghartly whisper): "Oh, ma, pass me vour powder-puff quick! I've spotted the tablecloth Kindly Old Lady: "Poor man! And are you marriedT" Weary Tramp: "No, lady. I wouldn't be relying on total strangers fer support if I 'ad a wife, lady." Condemned Man (to his lawyer): "It's a long sentence, sir, to be sent to prison for life." Lawyer (inclined to a more hopeful view): "Yes, it does seem long, but perhaps you won't live a great while." Tommy: "flow far is it to the next vil- lage, gov'nor?" Native: "About five miles as the crow flies." Tommy "Well, how far is it if the blinking crow has to walk and carry a rifle and kit-bag?" Boy: "Pliase. I want another box of pills like I had for mother." Chemist: "Did they cure her?" Boy: "No; but they fit my air-gun." Farmer (hearing suspicious sounds in the fowlhouse at night); "Hallo! Who's there?" Muffled voice from the fowlhouse: "Only us chickens!" After a crowded service an old lady in church was heard to say "If everybody else would only do as I do and stay quietly in their seats till everyone had. gone out there would be no crush at the door." Young Doctor (to his wife): "I didn't think that Wilson was so mean as that! He dines at our house on your cooking, gets dyspepsia, and then goes to another doctor to be treated!" "Are yon fond of that moustache you are wearing?" "Well, I didn't like it very well at first; but it's the sort of thing that grows on one, you know Mrs. Smart: "For goodness' sake don't let me hear you talk about books when in society again." Cultured Daughter Deal me! Why not?" Mrs. Smart: Strangers will think you have been employed in a book shop." Mother: "Surely, Annie, you are not going out this cold iiiorning," Annie: "Indeed, I am. Jack brought me our en- gagement ring last night, and it's a real diamond, and I'll go round and show it to that odious Miss Snifter if I freeze." "So you resigned "Yes. I couldn't stand the way the firm treated me." "What did they dot' "Took my name off the pay- roll. Old Gentleman: "A poor fellow came to I me this morning asking for food, and he said he was starving. I aent him down to. your plaoe, and told him to get a good meal and I would pay for it. How much is the bill?" Landlord: "Four-and-six. sir." "What are the items?" "Six beers and three cigars." "She says I am dull." "Yon should crack a few jokes occasionally. Ask her to marry you, or something like that." "I say, pa, didn't you tell me the other day that it was wrong to strike anyone smaller than vourself?" "Yes, Willie, that's what I said." "Well, I wish you'd write my teacher a note to that effect. I don't think she knows about it." Johnny: "Pa, when is the freedom of the City given tn a man Pa: "When his wife goes to the country for the summer." Little Dora: "Would it be wrong to pre- tend something that wasn't true if you were in danger?" Mother: "I presume not. Why?" Little Dora "I was thinking that if a burglar was to break in at night I'd scratch on the bedpost, so he'd think there was a very savage mouse in the room." Tailor: "Shall I put in the usual number of pockets in the trousers, sir?" Customer: Only one. My wife is a busy woman, and I don't -.vant to take up too much of her time." He (brutally): "Women have no sense of humour, an\Low." She (pointedly): "Oh, yes, they have. The reason they don't laugh at the funny things they see is be- cause they don't want to hurt the poor things' feelings." Willie: "Pa, what are ancestors ?" Father: "Well, I'm one of yours. Your grandpa is another." Willie: "Oh, then why is it that folks brag about them?" "Did you follow my advice and count until you fell asleep?" "Yes, I counted up to 18,000." "And then you fell asleep? "No; then it was time to get up." Mrs. SausJy: "Are you aware, Mrs. Skin- bone, that -ur dog has just bitten my little Willid" Mrs. Skin bone "hat, your little Willie, who has only just got over scarlet .ever? Oh, Mrs. Sa.ly, if anything should happen to Fido I'd never forgive you." The Vicar: "I'm afraid, Smith, you're becoming a hard drinker." Smith: "There you goes, air, judging by appearances. Why, I hardly do two glasses a week 1" The Vicar: "Well, Smith, your" face must be like my gas-meter. It registers more than it consumes." Dawson: "The facial features plainly in- dicate character and disposition. In select- ing your wife were you governed by her chin?" Jackson: "No, but I have been I.r since we were married."