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SOUTH WALES MINERS AND COMPULSION.

THE VOTING.

ARMLET EASHIONS.

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I PREMIERS' APPEAL.

I RAT HUNTING IN THE TRENCHES.I

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I RAT HUNTING IN THE TRENCHES. In a dispatch, from tile French Army Headquarters, Mr. H. Warner Allen speaks of the efforts now being made by our Ally to lDOlko the winter lot of the men in the trenches a little more toler- able. Not the least worrying of the smaller trenth annoyances, says Mr. Allen, is the matter of rats. "Shelters and trenches n« matter where they axe made, whether in woods, or open fields. or on the main- tain side, become immediately infested with the objectionable creatures. In one case within my own personal knowledge they drove a French officer out of a dug- out into a damp and melancholy shelter which was to some extent protected from them bv sheets of corrugated iren. The plague had attained considerable dimen- sions before a really organised attempt was made to deal with it. and there were many cases of ra,ts actually biting men who werc, chasing them down the trench- es. ''Terriers have proved of considerable assistance. Trains full of dogs have been despatched to the front, and poison has been fairly effective. Lately a reward has been offered for every dead rat brought in by the men in the trenches, and regu- lar battues have been organised. In a single fortnight one army ccTps alone has disposed of no fewer tha.n 8.000 rats. At a halfpenny a rat this has involved an expense of £16, a,rd it was c-ertafnly money well spent. The sport of rat-catch- ing on such very advantageous terms has proved very popular among the men, who now suggest that the standing re- ward offered for the more dangerous and more exciting form of sport involved in the capture of a German machine-gun should be raised to a higher figure

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r ONLLWYN PROPERTY SALE.

NEATH WATERWORKS SCHEME.

LIGHTS FOR PERAMBULATORS.…

THE IIYSTERY OF LONDON LIGHTS.…

SCULPTOR'S TRAGIC DEATH. 1

POSING AS AN AIRMAN. I

FUNERAL OF SIR HEREWALDI WAKE.

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