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CWMTWRCH-CWMLL YNFELL ENGLISH MISSION HALL. Mr. Mathews (Forestfach), and Mr. D. W. Griffiths (Maesteg), will hold a five nights' mission at the English Mission Hall next week. The services will com- mence on Saturday, and a special ser- vice will be held at Ebenezar on Sunday night after the ordinary service. Mr. Mathews is an excellent speaker, and has been a great success in the district on previous occasions. Large congregations are expected. FOOTBALL. The Cwmtwrch football team journeyed to Glyncortrwg on Saturday last and played a return match there. Glynoorrwg have very kindly given their services for the benefit matches at Gwys on more than one occasion, and the local players were glad of the opportunity to repay them. Cwmtwrch proved the winners after a strenuous game by one try. The Cwmtwrch team were as follows Dd. P.rotheroe, Tom Price, Tai Edwards, Evan Jenkins, Johnnie Jenkins, Dd. Thomas, Syd. Pitman, Morgan Jenkins, .John Martin, Edwin Martin, Albert Rees. LECTURE. A lantern lecture entitled A Trip to Japan" will be given at the Temperance Hall on Saturday evening. A treat is I looked forward to. THE PULPITS. I Mr. Morse, a student at Brecon Col- lege, occupied the pulpit at Ebenezer Chapel on Sunday last. He delivered able Germans to a large congregation. Next Sunday a student from Carmarthen Col- lege will officiate. Councillor Lewis Thomas will occupy the pulpit at Cwmllynfell Chapel on Sunday. AMBULANCE EXAMS. I The ambulance classes examinations will take place at Cwmtwrch Schools on "Wednesday next, when D. Llewellyn Davies (N eath) will be the examiner. The classes have been under the supervision of Dr. J. Owen during the winter. APPOINTMENT FOR LOCAL MAN. Mr. William Howells, M.E., late manager of the Brook Collieries, has started duties as ma,nagefr at the Diamond Colliery, Ystradgynlais. in place of Mr. Lyddon, one-time manager of Cwmllyn- fell Colliery. WITH THE H.A.C. I We learn that Mr. Cecil Thomas, the son of Mr. T. R. Thomas (schoolmaster), Cwmtwrch, has joined the H.A.C. (the Honourable Artillery Company), and is a-t present stationed a.t Richmond. His many friends will be glad to hear that he has recently passed the Senior Exam- ination of the College of Preceptors, gain- ing very high marks in several subjects. COLLIERY IDLENESS. l Most of the local collieries were idle during the end of last week and the be- ginning of this week owing to Blackness of trade. BRYN SEION. I Treuliwyd noson ddyddorol yn y lie tichod nos Sadwrn diweddaf yn nghwmni. yr hud-lusern. Cawsom awr a haner ddi- fyrus yn ngolwg Thai o brif olygfeydd Itali. Yr oedd y mynyddoedd tanllyd ,&r y can fas yn edrych mor glir a pher- ffaith a'r Mynydd Du o'n blaen. Eglur- wyd y darluniau mewn modd effeithiol gan y Parc.IL G. R. Davies, y gweinidog, yr hvn sydd bob amser vn ffyddlon Jtyda'r plant. Disgwyliwn wledd gyffelyb «to yn fuan, am' fod ,vr ieuenctyd wedi pwrcasu hud-lusern iddynt ou hunain. Da genym airddeall hefyd fod yr eglwys yma mewn gwedd lewyrchus iawn dan weinidogaeth y Parch. G. R. Davies. Sicr fod Mr. Davies yn un o rhai mwyaf gweithgar yn y cylch. ac mae iddo le cynes, yn yr ardal. CYMDEITHAS GYMREIG GWYS. I Cynalnvyd cyfarfod y gymdeithas tichod 1108 Iau diweddaf yn y lie arferol, pryd da-Her^dd Mr. Moses Williams, ■OwmT^njel!, h.ip-.vr cynvvysfawr ar "Ddy- lanwftk amg ichedd vn ffuirfiad cymeriad d- ..afNNvd noson adeiladol, a siarad r&i (,'I'" lüdau ar bwyntiau'r -> 'f'hnj. I, lywyddwyd "Iltr Mr. ■fhos. R Thomas. Nos Iau nesaf disgwyl- ir i Mr. Evan Kuisey i ddarllen pupur ar "Bv.'s^rwydd lech yd." Credaf y bydd y pap in. hWll etu y n chwa.negu at werth y gymdeithas. YMGOMWEST. I Mewn perthynag a'r dosbarthiadau hwyrol gynaliwyd elfini. oafwyd ymgom- west a cl. j farfod airerywiaethol nos Iau diweddaf, pryd yr ymgasglodd torf i t'wyrihau ca h una in o'r danteithion am- rywiol oedd wedi eu darparu ar eu cyfer gan foneddigtisau caredig y lie. Yr oedd yr ymgomw,,ct yn bobpeth ellid dymuno. Gweinyddwyd wrth y byrddau gan ath- rawon yr ysgol, a bontddigesau ereill, gyda'r serchawgrwydd mwyaf. Wedi troi gweddillion y wledd o'r neilldu, ymgas- glodd pawb at eu gilydd i fwynhau gwledd feddyliol. Cymerodd Mr. L. Powell, yr ysgolfeistr, y gadair, a Mr. D. W. Rowlands, F.T.S.C., yr arwein- yddiaeth, yr hwn hefyd oedd wedi trefnu raglen bwrpasol dros ben air gyfer y cyf- arfod. Cafwyd unawd swynol gan Mr. Noah Williams i agor y cWTdd, a chan- odd Mr. James Glyn Davies unawd arall, nes gwefreiddio yr holl le; yna caneuon gan Miss Elizabeth Ann Williams, Glyn Pitman, Dinah Lewis, Mary Rees, Gertie Thomas, Jennie Boyce. Linda Rowlands, Ruth Thomas, Gwendoline Evans, Rachel Thomys. Hefyd cafwyd cydgan swynol "Hosaniiah" (D. W. Rowlauds) gan y saith olaf o'r uohod. Rhoddodd Maggie Williams, Elizabeth Stepheo, Mary Ann Rees, a Katie Rees adroddiadau peni- gamp. Mae clod yn ddyledus i Mri. L. Powell, D. W. Rowlands, Mrs. Jones a Miss Jones am eu hymroddiad gyda'r dosbarthiadau hwvrol. Mae y rhai hyn ar eu goreu bob amser er cyn-rthwyo y rhai sydd yo sychedig am addysg. Does dim yn well na social tea I wneud pob un yn llawen, A dyna brofiad sawl a fu Yn Ysgol Tomenowen. Mor ddengar oedd v merched mwyn Wrth weini ger y byrddau, A'u gwenau gl<an yn for o swyn Yn denu ein serchiadau. Serohawgrwydd oedd yn llanw'r lie, Ac iiapus oedd pob calon, A phawb yn teimJo fel yn nhre* Wrth wledda o'r danteithion. Tgrfynaf nawr, gyfeiliion lion, Mewn gobaith y cawn eto Gydgwrdd fel hyn yn iach ein bron I chwareu ac i d dawnsio. ER COF Am Joseph Glyn Davies, anwyl fab Mr a Mrs. David Davies (Gwys) yr hwn a fu fatrw Rhagfylr 29afin, yn 13 oed, ar ol cyetudd byr ond caled. Angau creulon, p'am cymeraist Un mor anwyl genym ni ? Pam y toraist rhosyn gNNTidgoch Ymddadblygai'n mhlith y Du ? Pam tarewaist un mor brydferth- Un mor hoff oedd eiddo'i nd ? 0 mae'r ergyd yn un chwerw Ac mae'r da,grau'n treiglo'n Hi. Cofio'r ydym am ei eiriau Mwyn^ siaradai yn ein clyw, Ac mae oofio yr adnodau A adroddad yn nhy Dduw Yn ein IIanw o anobaith Na ohawn eto weld ei wedd, Na mwynihau ei gwmni diddan, Joseph anwyI sy'n ei fedd. Caiff yr Eglwys Ebenezer Golled fawr o'i symud ef, Oni dd'wedodd ein Gwaredwr Eiddo'lr plant yw teyrnas nef? Ac mae Joseph yno'n chwareu Telyn aur yn mhlith y Ilu 0 blant bychain gadd eu galw I d-ryg-ianu'r nefoedd fry. Chwithau frawd a chwaer drallodus Ymddiried"wch yn eich Duw, j Nid yw Joseph wedi maTW, Y mae Joseph lieddyw'n fyw; Sugnwch eich cysuron beunydd Sydd i'w cael yn ngair ein Duw, Ac fod gobaith Thyw ddiwrnod jj Gael mynd ato ef i fyw. Tom A. James, Cbllegiate School, PontypTidd. ) I CHANGE." Cafwyd perfformiad ardderchog o'r ddrama "Change" gan Barti Dramayddol Gwernydd Morgan nos Sadwrn. diweddaf yn Neuadd Gyhoeddns Cwmllynfell. Yr oedd y neuadd yn orlawn yn mhell cyn amser dechreu, a gorfu i lu mawr droi yn. ol oherwydd prinder lie. Mae'n dda genym fod y parti wedi cydseinTo a'r I cais i roddi perfformiad arau yn mhen tair wythnos. Cafwyd noson ddyddorol dros ben, a dymuniad pawb yma oedd niai da oedd i ni fod yno. ™
—————————————————————————— I To the Inhabitants of Ystradgynlais, Abercrave and Cwmtwrch. D. THOMAS, M.P.S., PHARMACIST, DISPENSING AND CONSULTING CHEMIST, CHURCH ST., YSTRADGYNLAIS Desires to announce that he has open- ed business at the above address, where special attention is given to dis- pensing under the National Insurance Act. -4J22FI2 Kinematograph exhibitions on Sun- days have been prohibited throughout the whole of Nottinghamshire by the county council. W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, can be consulted daily at the Victoria Arcade (near the Market), Swansea.
ILABOUR IN CONFERENCE I 1 -10 Sweeping Defeat of I.L.P. Policy. I LABOUR PARTY ACTION ENDORSED. I I Mr. Ramsay Macdonald's Indecision. I I ———.——— [ (BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Many apprenhensions were enter- tained by those who hope that the differences of opinion on war policy will not disrupt the Labour movement, that the Labour party would not be able to survive the discussion of these differences at the party conference held in Bristol this week. Writing before the proceedings are actually concluded, it is impossible to say that this danger is over. There are critical questions lying ahead which may yet give rise to a serious explosion, and perhaps a. split vote, the consequences of which may be disastrous. But the conference gave evidence quite early in the pro- ceedings on Wednesday morning that wantonly disruptive speeches or in- tolerant attacks on either side were not to its taste. In its very early stages, in fact, a note of earnestness and good will was struck in the debate arising on the re- ferences to war policy embodied in the Executive's report, and in a resolution standing in the name of the National Union of Dock Labourers. The delegates, to the total of about 600, representing more than 2,200,000 workers, assembled at the Victoria Rooms, Clifton, Bristol, on Wednesday morning, and were confronted with an agenda formidable enough to keep them fully occupied for three days. Business this year went much more smoothly, in consequence of the new arrangements made whereby Standing Orders Committee met before the con- ference assembled and arranged the agenda in a form which prevented over- lapping and the dpulication of discus- sion on the same points. All the formal business that had to be done on Wednesday morning was. the induction of Mr W. C. Anderson in the chair. Tactless Action of IX.P. Speaker. Before Mr Anderson delivered his address, however, a welcome to Bristol was offered to the conference by Mr W. H. Ayles, on behalf of the Bristol L.R.C., and Mr J. Widdicombe, Bris- tol Trades. Mr Ayles did not speak without interruption, for he conceived it his dutv to define the attitude of the Bristol I.L.P. towards the war, to con- scription, and recruiting. His refer- enccs were harmless enough, but they brought up Mr John Hodge, M.P., with a protest against these things said in a speech of welcome. The breeze only ruffled the surface of the confer- ence, but it served to show the deep feeling below the surface. Mr W C. Anderson in his address from the chair made a strong appeal for tolerance. For years before the actual outbreak of war (he said) the nations maintained an uneasv. costly and precarious peace. In the different lands many acute minds foresaw clear- ly enough that unless fears could be removed and conflicting aims and am- bitions held in check or reconciled, the rulers of one country or another would in the end embroil the peoples in blood. Eighteen months' experience has taught us that war was never so mechanical, brutalised and unromantic war problems, present and future point- ing out that thousands of millions will as in our day. He went on to speak of have been added to the national debt, and the old paths to social reform will be closed for generations to come. The old question of where the money is to come from will have acquired a new meaning after the war. Labour's de- mands must therefore go forward on bigger and bolder lines. There is nothing for it but to re-organise the material resources of the nation and to move forward towards a genuine economic brotherhood. Our shipping should be organised into a national mercantile marine; the railways should not be allowed to lapse into private control. Under a joint system of land ownership and tenure, co-operative agruculture should be organised from the standpoint of wise production and distribution. Monopolies must be taken over and controlled. The alter- native to this, as Mr Anderson sees it, is chaos and confusion, deepened social poverty, a deepseated spreading dis- content merely disruptive of society,— without guidance or direction. "Let us not be afraid" concluded Mr Anderson, "to look and work even beyond the mists and passions of the hour. Let there be no hasty judgment, no appeal to angry prejudice. What we have done or tried to do, or failed to do, will be tested and judged by time. In the end we shall be praised or blamed—if praise or blame matters— as we have acted wisely or unwisely. At a.nyrate, let our thought and action be inspired by no motive except the ful- filment of those noble purposes that have guided the Labour movement, by fidelity to principles which are the spiritual breath of its nostrils, and without which it would die, and by what we conceive to be the righteous- ness that exalts nations and the grandeur1 and abiding- greatness of our country, to which, despite any and every difference of view, we owe a common loyalty and devotion. To Test the Conference, I Immediately upon the conclusion of Mr Anderson's speech, which was de- servedly cheered for its moderation and earnestness, the conference plunged in- to a long and serious debate on the war. The question was raised upon the first paragraph of the Executive's re- port, giving an impartial historical sketch of the outbreak of wax,and upon the resolution proposed by the National Union of Dock Labourers, j which, while expressing its opposition to all systems of permanent militarism I as a danger to progress, invited the conference to say that it considered the present action of Great Britain and its Government fully justified in the pre- sent war, expressed its horror of the atrocities committed by Germany and her allies, by the callous and brutal I murder of non-combatants, including wornenand children, and pledged the I confercnce to assist the Government 11 as far as possible in the successful prosecution of the war. Mr James Sexton moved the resolu- tion in a speech which was, while vigorous and uncompromising, not pro- vocative. But he and the seconder made it clear that the resolution was I intended to be a test of the attitude of the conference towards the war or against it. It was in fact said in plain I words by the seconder that it was in- tended to elicit whether the Labour party was for or against the war. Tragic Philosophising of Mr. Ramsay Macdonuld, It was in this sense that. Mr Ramsay Macdonald took the resolution, which he opposed in a speech which really opened the floodgates of feeling. Mr MacDonald spoke with remarkable passion and force in delivering a very clever and tactful speech—tactful, I mean, from the point of view of the end he wished the conference to keep in sight. He asked the delegates, men who have fought together in manv of the social and industrial battles of the past, and who had co-operated in the building up of the Labour move- ment to consider in a reasonable way where the party stood, and by the exercise of foresight to endeavour in every way possible to prevent the diffi- culties they were bound to face in a spirit that would prevent them from becoming reasons for permanent dis- pute. He spoke, at the request of his friends in the I.L.P., with very great reluctance. He declined to discuss the origins of the war. It is either too late, or too soon to discuss them: too late to discuss them with any hope of affecting the war itself; too soon to prounce a final judgment upon the whole issue. Whatever decision the conference regstered now would not matter in a few years' time, when they would took back upon it with clearer eyes, and minds more full of the facts upon which judgment must be based. But if the conference was not to be di- vided over the question of war origins, neither, Mr MacDonald pleaded, sheuld it be attempted to divide them into those who wanted their own country to win, and those who wanted Germany. He denied passionately that anyone in the conference wanted Germany to win. Is there any one present (hå asked) having the most extreme views, who would be so unutterably unfair as to say that he and his friends wanted the Germans to win P Are we (Mr Mac- Donald asked) really pro-German ? If We Have (ioT¡e Astray" From one point. of view we are bitterly anti-German. One of the reasons why we have taken up our attitude to the war is that we hate and detest from the bottom of our hearts every characteristic of that Prussianism which had been silently, secretly, eating into the lives of the German people, until it has poisoned their whole life; that, they wanted to stop the very beginnings of that pro- cess at home (cheers) We may be right or we may be wrong in the at- titude we have taken, Mr MacDonald went on. God alone knows. But if we have gone astray, it is not because we wanted the Germans to win. He and his friends stand still by the resolution passed by the Executive of the Labour party and the Parliamentary group at a joint meeting held on the outbreak of war. That was their position on August 5, 1914; it was theirs to-day. The differences between the two sec- tions, he proceeded, were really in- finit.esimal when they came to the realities and the facts. Those who pro- posed the resolution took too narrow a view of what steps tlio party could take to keep the country safe. The problem is not whether to keep the country safe. That is common ground between all the delegates. But on the question of how to preserve the coun- try there can be narrow and wide views. The resoluton, he hoped, would not be passed because it expressed a narrow view. I.L.P. Challenged. I Following Mr MacDonald, Gilmour (Scottish Miners). Wardle (Railway- men) Bellamy (Railwaymen); John Stokes (London Trades Council); R. C. Walihead (I.L.P.,) and G. H. Roberts, M.P., carried on the debate. The strongest anti-I.L.P. speech was that delivered by David Gilmour, who de- clared that he did not know where the I.L.P. stood, and thought the I.L.P. itself was not very clear about it; neither did he think the I.L.P. were lighting ctearly and straightforwardly. J. G. Wardle likewise spoke pretty plainly against the I.L.P. policy, in particular of the attacks made upon the Labour members who supported the war, in the pages of the "Labour Leader. He supported the resolu- tion on the ground that it gives a clear definite lead to the conference, and was in effect a vote of confidence in the Executive and the majority of the Par- liamentary party. Discussion was hampered a good deal by the five-minute limit imposed upon the speakers in the afternoon, but by the time the vote was taken both sides had about made their position clear. Votng was by card, and had to be taken twice owing to some confusion in the counting. The figures were For the resolution 1.502.000 Against 602,000 The practical effect of this voting is that the conference, by a heavy majority, endorses the action of the majority of the Labour members in giving their support to the war, and helping the Government in prosecuting it to a successful conclusion. The issue is not quite decided by this vote. The matter arising again, on a slightly different form in resolu- tions upon the coalition and the par- ticipation in joint recruiting campaign. A full review of the Labour situation as it has been affected by the confer- ence, cannot be written this week, since the debates are still proceeding and these notes must be posted in time for the press. Sweeping defeat of the I L.P, The debate on the action of the Executive and Labour members in supporting the recruiting campaign, was raised late in the afternoon of Wednesday, on a resolution moved bv Mr A G. Walkden (Railway Clerks). The resolution and Mr Walkden's speech expressed entire approval with the action, of the Labour members in jointly recruiting with the members of the other parties. A very powerful speech justifying the policy of the I.L.P. in this matter of recruiting was delivered by Mr Philip Snowden, who declared that the I.L.P. had nothing to apologise for in Refusing to go on the joint recruiting platform; its hands and conscience were clean, he said, and he believed that the joint campaign had helped to bring compulsory ser- vice. In reply to Mr Soowden, Mr J. R. Clvnes, M.P.. delivered an extraordin- arily powerful and convincing speech, adding to a reputation largely based upon his singular gifts for seating and defending a case. He exposed the in- consistences of the I.L.P. Let the I.L.P.. he cried, be on one side or an- other: either for us or against us. Let the I.L.P. state on what terms they would have supported the joint re- cruiting campaign. R. C. Wallhead, on the other hand, declared that the question of recruit- ing was not quite so simple as Mr Clvnes would have it. The I.L.P. were urged (he said) to take part in the campaign because it was the only way of saving the voluntary system. But it has not saved the voluntary system. Up to the present the Labour party has been unable to get an assurance from the State that the pensions and maintenance of soldiers and their de- fendants shall be adequat-e and borne bv the State. He also declared that there was an alternative to forced military service or the maintenance of the voluntary system—and that was -the conclusion of peace. He he been asked upon what terms the I.L.P. would declare peace. He answered— "None." The voting on this resolution of sup- port for the Labour recruiting earn- paign resulted thus:— For the resolution 1.847,000 1 Against 206,000 I Outstanding Incidents at the Conference. MR DAVID GILMOUR. I "We have in Scotland, saad Mr. Gu- mour, following MT. Macdonald, a dance perfomed with two crossed swords, which we call a sword-dance. Mr. Mac- donald has done that sword-dance this morning. He has danced all round the subject. He tells us he is against mili- tarism. I judge a man by his actions. We have heard Mr. Macdonald's speech, but where does he stand? Where docs the I.L.P. stand? I like straight fighting and I don't think the I.L.P. is fighting a clean fight. I judge a man by his ac- tions. Mr. Macdonald says he is not as- sisting Germany that may be, but is he —has he ever—lifted a little finger to help his own country ? If we had all done as Mr. Macdonald has done the Germans would have been on British territory at the present moment. The man who is not for us is against us, and I appeal to this conference to support the Government, and accept this resolution." MR. G. J. WARDLE, M.P. "It is all very well for Mr. Macdonald' to come here and make clever and con- ciliatory speeches, but where do his speeches lead us? What would have hap- pened to this country, to Belgium, and to France, to democracy, and liberty in general, if this great Labour movement of ours had taken the line indicated by the I.L.P?" MR. J. R. CLYNES. M.P. I Since when had the I.L.P. become the guardians of the constitution of the Labour Party? They objected to Labour members speaking with Liberals and Tories on this matter. but what a.bout the I.L.P. leaders who spoke with other politicians on the platforms of the Union of Democratic Control ? The campaign of the Labour M. P. 's was part of an effort which provided the only possible escape from Conscription. The implication of Mr Snowden's speerh was that the I.L.P. would themselves join in the recruiting campaign under certain conditions, and with certain assurances. Was that so ? Very well, what were the I.L.P. terms? —————
One hundred parcels, some contain- ing jewellery belong to living and dead soldiers, were stolen by Arthur Ewing, a temporary postman, who was at Liverpool given eighteen months' hard labour, the case being described as the worst in the history of the postal district. The Council of the North Wales M iners' Association have decided in I favour of the Compulsion Bill, and their delegates were accordingly instructed to vote in favour at the Labour conference. The voting figures were not announced but only a small minority of those pre- sent were opposed to the Bill.
LOCAL WILLS- LOCAL. WILLS.. I MR. SAMUEL MORGAN. YSTRAD- GYNLAIS. Mr. Samuel Morgan, of Glancamlas, Ystradgynlais, timber merchant and col- liery proprietor, who died on the 8th October last, left estate of the gross value of L36,879, of which £ 31.920 is net personalty. Probate of his will lias been granted to Mr. Owen Powell, of Glynderwen, Gurnos, Lower Cw-mtwxch, colliery proprietor, the surviving execu- tor. The testator left his estate upon trust for his wife for life, and then P,300 to each child as shall then be un- married. and the balance upon trust for all his children or their issue in equal shares. MR JOHN PHILLIPS. CWMTWRCH. Mr. John Phillips, of Glanyrafon Villa, Lower Cwmtwrch, Glamorgan, who died on November 12 hist, left estate valued at JE847 gross, with net personalty £ 820. Probate of his will has ben granted to h:s son, Mx. David John Phillips, of the above address, colliery- manager. j
Tired and Broken Maa ?, p ? TIIE UbAL bmperor's Visit to Kirn; Ftrdinar d at Nish. The "Daily Mail" publishes an a..cour.i¡. for its c«iTespondeiit, vi IJJ arrived at X ish on January 18, of what he saw oi "tha Kaisap at close range on several occa- sions at N ish, and what ha-ppened at the Royal banqu-et where he was the gutsfc of the King of Bulgaria and the litter's sons, Princes Cyril and Boris." Ihe foJ- lowing are extracts :— I was face to face with the Kaiser directly I left the train. King Fe cHrinnd had onl- a few moments before ii-ee.vetl him on his arrival from the we: and the Royal couple were walking end down the station platform witho. i cere- mony, ai-n in arm. I had never seen Ferdinand before, and it was eigl,t ye.i;s since I had last seen the Germ::n Era- peror. What a. change! The Kaiser is ut the tall man he is represented to be in photo- graphs, ad feeside the grea t.nussive fig-are of the hawk-nosed King Fer linand, who has a curious duck-like wadalc, the great War Lord seemed almost diminu- tive. The Kaiser wore a long gr, y coat a brown fu rnocklet. and a spiked hebnet covered with some sort of khaki-like cloth. MAKING HIMSELF AGREEABLE. The peoplo did not show much interest in the Kaiser, but the Bulgarian Minis- ters were obsequious. 1':16 corres}>onidant describes the Kaiser's appearance as fol- lows "How did the Kaiser look ? Whether it. be due to the fatigues oi the Mar, the effects of a two days' journey, or ill- health I cannot say. So much is c,rt.-ain- the face i. that of a tired and broken man. The is white, though the mous- tache is still sruspiciouslv dark. Thare was an absence of the old activity of gesture, the quick, nervous wheeling abcut and unstable manner of the man. "The Kaiser was obviously out to nialio himself agreeable. He examined medals of Bulgarian soldiers wit.h ap- parent interest, chatted with royal affa- bility, and smjled right and left. None the less, he is a greatlv aged man. He held in his fiand a handkerchief whicn he was perpetually us in and I noticed later at the banquet that he seemixl to, require it to assuage his continual congh- ing. "I also notice d at "I also noticed at t> e banquet that the- handkerchief was a le Turkish affair of red. embroidered v, .ih the white Turk- ish &tar and crescent in the corner." Nish, which but a few weeks before- had been decorated with the flags of the Alliee, who were expected to oome to the relief of Serbia, had already settled down to a comparatively contented frame of mind. Little damage seemed to have been done to the town. and business, the correspondent was informed, had not been so brisk in the whole history of the place. The German soldit-ra weri spending money freely, ,and nearly all the larger houses of the town had been turned into hospitals.
W holesale prices for crystal granulated sugar having been increased by the Roval Commission on Sugar Supplies by 2s. 6d. per cwt., the Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Association of Liverpool, has de- cided to advance the price by id. per pound to the public. Soft brown sugar is not increased in price.
THAT "LIVERISH" STATE. Any man or woman is liable to fall into a wretched liverish state, just through unsuit- able food. or change of w eather. or through neglecting to give the )i, er « June m,ca.ionai help in the form of a suitable tonic, snch as Mother Seigel's Syrup. Liverishness leads straight to headaches, sickness, torturing bouts of biliou-.ncFS. to irritability, blurred vision, bad complexion and drowsy eyes. and chronic weariness. It must be remembered, too. that a torpid, inactive liver does not aid the bowels, as it should, and the consequence is consti- pation. with all the ills that follow in its Main. It is a simple matter to take thirty drops of Mother Seigel's Syrup in a little water, when- ( ever you feel the tendency to iivei islmcss, or have partaken heartily oi food that is liable to disagree with you yet thousands oi people avoid the consequences of biliousness and indigestion in just this simple way. Try it t
W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, I can be consulted daily at the Victoria I Arcade (near the Market), Swansea .G .C;G.G.5).5>(. e .t).sY:. 'St. ? EARLY SHOW OF f I SPRING MILLINERY I e ￼ ￼ — at i <? .——?' ?—— -? ￼ IJ W EVANS f «oj )'. :"t"; f e Q) ❖ S "T/? S?4??\4 MILLINER | 'á" ¡j,e j.) r r ..l:t.L" .i .J.1 h. W> ￼ ￼ ? —— V ? ? A ￼ W are N S ￼ ￼ ￼ We are Now Showing our New Millinery 5 from Paris and London. We cordia;Iy ? @ invite you to Call and See them, whe £ Y ❖ 9 our best services will be shvays at your disposal. ? ❖ — v y 40 41 CASTLE ST., SWANSEA, i 11.. i.J; t..J J. iJ L'll J:l. t J < '? .6 .(;+:.g; ? .t. .J' 5.3+:.¡+J4:+ ￼
Prepaid Hates for following Classes of Advertisements. SHOPKEEPERS, Hawkers, and others who wish to gain independence. Best Selling Line on Market. Send P.O. 6d. for sample and agency terms.—Suppl y Co., 167, Chapman-street. Goaton, Man- chester. 3jl5-29pd THE mast severe egg-laying test on re- cord proved that Karswood Poultry Spice containing large numbers of ground insects doubled the egg supply and im- proved the birds. Full particulars in every packet, 2d., 6d.. Is., from J. James, Ffynonne House, Ystradgynlais. POULTRY.-Me,-s-r,e, Price and Son, have shown their Celebrated Whites at Eighteen Shows t lis season, including London Dairy Show, Manchester, Hay- wards Heath, Aldarly. Wombell. Port- madoc, Neath, Swansea, etc., and have won 28 prizes, 8 specials, 1 cup, probably a record for any Welsh exhibitors with Whites alone. We have mated some grand birds in White Runners and White Wyan- dottes, and are booking eggs at 10,6 per sitting. Utility Wyandottes 3/ Barron and American imported 250 egg straim.- The Stud Farm, Ystradgvnlais. 6j 15f 19. KNITTING MACHINES.—Round or Flat, only Best Mak kept; good Home Work for either sev. Lady Tutors in most chief centres n South Wales. Lists free. Yon can rely on Best Value, over 43 years in the traie. Call or write. SEWING MACH INY S.Fv., and boycott the Hire. No agents, no shop expenses, no middlemen, no second-hand sold as new. Good reputation. Only Welsh House send machines to Chili and Cnnada. Est. 1*871. Chief Welsh Der)ot.-W,. Griffiths, 30, Queen-street, Neath. 13o23— NEW CINEMA Ystradgynlais- COMING SHORTLY Look Out for the Great Exclusive Picture THE STONING Let him that is without Sin cast the first stone."