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POLITICS FOR WOMEN. BY WOMAN VOTER. I Fourteen women candidates have been nominated and two hundred and fifty-six soldiers. It is clearly an historic election, not only is it the first in which women have had a vote and been allowed to stand as candidate, but it is undoubtedly a revolu- tion in our political system to find fourteen women and two hundred and fifty-six soldiers in place of the uaual monopoly of lawyers. Of course, if the women of Eng- land have claimed the vote to which they are entitled, there should be a sweeping majority for the soldier and National Party candidates; but from the information I have collected I am afraid that only a small proportion of the women entitled to vote are on the register. This is not only a pity, but it ie wrong, for I firmly believe that it is the women's vote that iS going to be a decisive factor in returning the right men to Parliament. The only fear is that this being the first election in which women have had a real practical interest, it is just possible that through ignorance of the methods of political job grabbers they may record their vote in the wrong direction. As this is the last article on this subject which can appear before polling day, I want to impress on every woman who has claimed her vote this all important fact, that the whole war will have been fought in vain if Germany be allowed to escape justice. I speak in all sincerity when I say that I believe it is the intention of some of our politicians to allow her to do so. We women have given our sons, husbands, brothers, and our money in a war that was not of our making, a war that was an in- justice to civilisation, and it is absolutely imperative that the criminal be made to pay. I have no hesitation in saying that I fear there are influences, backed by inter- national finance, working among our poli- tical leaders to hamper them doing justice to Great Britain. The people of this country, both men and women, want and must have better housing, improved health conditions, cheap electric lighting and heating systems, and many other things, all of which come under the scheme of reconstruction, but in no case must we lose sight of the fact that none of t hese things can be secured satisfactorily unless they are founded on a real pea?e and ?a'just pe%ce, which leaves us with the wherewithal to warrant legislation for the improvement in our lot. We have been self-denying for several years, in fact we have shown that any sacrifices would be made to win the war; there should be re- compense in better conditions of living, at all events, for the drab times from 1914 to 1918;. Therefore, it is the first and most important of all issues of this election, whether the candidate for whom you give your yote will demand that the Government make Germany pay every penny it has cost the Allies in defeating her. I can tell you that every National Party candidate has pledged himself to do this, and many candidates of the Coalition and other organisations as well, but on this, the last chance that I shall have of communi- cating with the many thousands of women who read these notes, my last word is, be certain to vote, but also beafertain to vote only for the man who pledges himself in writing to make Germany pay to the utter- most farthing for the misery she has caused to humanity. Believe me, I am not imagining things when Iftell you that there is a definite effort being made, and backed no doubt by Germany's friends, to make the people of this country bear a financial burden that will create poverty and discontent through- out the present generation;and be handed down to our children and children's chil- dren. For this reason we should be thank- ful that we women have it in our power to atop what I hope is Germany's last effort to put the burden, on us they failed to' crush put the bwrdeli on u s us, they shall not weigh us down in per- oetuity.' GERMANY MUST PAY 1. I
THE SOLDIERS1 VOTES. I Mr. Illingworth, Postmaster-General, reply- ing to certain mis-statements, says:—" I have recently been to France and seen the Quarter- master-General to arrange matte and write as Postmaster-General to say that I know of no reason why practically all the voting papers which were sent in properly addressed enve- lopes to the soldiers in France, Belgium, and Germany should not be received in time to be returned by the date for polling."
The Coalition and j Labour Meetings. A WOMAN'S IMPRESSION. The news came on Thursday evening, elec- trifying every woman who has a vote, that a great lady was to address the constituents on Friday at 3 p.m. prompt. Would it be pos- j sible to attend? Anxious thoughts were cast ahead, surveying the time-table of Friday's duties. Shopping must be done! Baking— that could be postponed. CL-a. mgr and household duties d^roatcked with all speed, | and so on ad in fin. The result being that many husbands anu sons were told t-hat, mothers, wives, and listers intended being pre- sent at the meeting and doubtless hundreds of ovens contained the dinners for the loved ones due home from the collieries or work- shops dinners lovingly and carefully pre- pared in readiness t) be served by hupby for himself. And-we were there at 3 p.m. prompt, flushed with cur exertions, ready ana willing to listen to that which, we hoped, would help us to decide for ourselves ax to the best way in which to vote. For we ex- pect much, we women! Endowment ot motherhood, better housing schemes, equality in the rate of wages for males and females, particularly so where brainwork is con- cerned. For instance, the teaching profession and the Fine Arts! There were cushioned seats into which we sank with a sigh, soft lights, and a charmng crimson curtain to look at. However, the feeling of ease and well-being gradually faded, and we turned anxious eyes one upon the other. Were we to be disappointed? Suddenly a laugh rsng out, and we all joined l in, Another laugh., and' further response, thus relieving the tension. At last came the. great lady and het train, and we settled down to hear of that which we sought. But alas! disillusionment was our reward. A few minutes and she was gone! Another few minutes and the Coalition candidate had dis- appeared! What cf the programme? What were his aims and pledges? Where was tl e message ? And we had rushed for this! Homeward bound we were invited to the meeting con- vened by the Labour candidate. Two in one day! Was it possible? Who would super- vise the children? Who would see to the joyous task of preparing them, sweet-faced and happy, for their entrance into the Land of Nod? Plans were quickly and efficiently made, and-we attended the meeting. A rude hall, unadorned, hard seats on which W rest our tired limbs-this was our environment! One looked around. Here were men who toiled daily, diggers in the dark, daily exposing themselves to danger of lrife and limb in the dark caverns beneath the surface upon which we so lightly tread. What had they to say? Had they thought out those problems so vital to the interests of the worker the whole world over? Presently, one of them occupied the chair, and with courage and oon- viction gleaming through the whole, held us breathless in sheer sympathy whilst he out- lined the programme conceived by workers for workers. Next came the candidate's address, clear, calm and concise; followed again by enthusiastic young men who, stirred into the consciousness of their own and fellow- workers' value to the State, are now deeply engaged in raising themselves and their fellow- men into that higher and clearer atmosphere which should and must be the privilege o. the worker as well as the capitalist. These again followed by the glowing eloquence of a minister of the Gospel. Forgotten were the hard seats and the rude hall. Mind met mind, thought followed thought; and into the whole crept the conviction that England will be the better, sweeter and nobler if she gives to Labour unstinted support. Homeward bound again, we reviewed the events of the day. Comparisons were drawn, ideas en- dorsed, and improvements suggested. Strange, erratic creatures are women, they say. But who knows? In the glorious years to come, when women have a fair share in the voice of the nations, there will dawn upon the world an era glowing and bright, where there shall decidedly be no war, no Kaiser. no junkers and party-mongers! For we have the Vote, and it is but the beginning! WIFE. I
My Monologue. I I am a Pacifist, I never did enlist, And never shall. To win the Victory I I never cared a c I stayed at home. you see, And sent my pal." My pal "—he did his bit," And sev'ral times got hit,- When pleasure was the rage, 'Twas nout to me. I acted like a sage. And struck for higher wage, And had a spree." When Dick was in the trench, Defending Mons with French, What did I care? 'Gainst Kitchener's bold appeal For men, more men, a deal To save the common weal, I I did my share! Lord Derby's Scheme to net My likes- Oh, no, I'll bet My only bob That that would not succeed. He didn't know the breed, And here I am indeed Still at my job. There still remained a doubt When came the great COMB-OUT— Now must I go) I then conceived a plan, And like an honest man I followed all my clan- And turned C.O. But now the war is won, 4u And danger from the n For ever o'er, I I'll foam and stoutly yell: Now, didn't WE do well? Let others go to -1; WE won the wax." You vermin, parasite, Mean coward, for the Right You never stirred. Ignominy and shame Blot out your ugly name! Be it never known to fame By deed or word! P. C. O. I
Our Poultry Column. I There is no breed which attracts more attention on a grass run than these Reds, and yet probably no variety which causes more disappointments. Fortunately, the past two years have seen a great improvement in the bleeding, and one can reasonably hope for something good if the bood is good and the mating correct. But it is not the breed for a novice, because, when he has a fairly good- looking pen, they will throw such a lot of wasters that he is disappointed, and thinks he has been taken in by the breeder. When the pen is good, they certainly look well, and will catch the eye at once of any visitor; and the face and comb is all in keeping, while the yellow -leg matches much better than if white. Unfortunately, for genearl utility, the leg colour and skin being yellow, is against them for table, because the English folk will have a white leg and skin. Much of this pre- judice is being overcome, and the leg and skin is not such a detriment as a few years back. The Americans look upon the Rhode Island Reds as being the best for killiag, and con- sider they are fit for use at any age; when only eight weeks old as milk chickens, or at twelve to sixteen weeks for broilers, and up to six months for a roast. Of course, the food and feeding has much to do with this, and if size is needed, then only the best should be used, otherwise you cannot get the weight; so that the present-day rations are not of much good for this purpose. If care is used in mat ing, all the points can be included, a-d so while helping to produce a good table fowl, you can raise a laying bird, and yet have something worth looking at. The exhibition type of Rhode Island Red must be long in back and good depth cf breast, and yet be an active bird, free crom any Orpington feathering. Now these pr> uts are just what is wanted for the table bird, hence the two points go together. An ideal Red will have a neat comb, free from coarse I flesh on the face, with a neat sharp head and bright eye, and each of these points will be found in the best layers. There is only one other point, and that is colour, so that if care is used there is no reason why good stuffs for ail purposes should not be bred from the one pen. The colour most desired is a rich chest- nut red, even all over, with the fluff or under feather being the same shade running right down to the skin. Of course, such a one is ideal, and very few can reach this mark yet when mating up for breeding, always aim high enough and keep the ideal in mind. So many of the pullets run black or white in under colour, and though the top may be red, such birds will net breed anything of much good. The cocks may be sound underneath, and as far as you can, let the breast of the cock match the body colour of the hens; then you may hope to breed some useful coloured ones besides good layers. There is a false idea abroad that if you get a dark cock and light hens, you can produce chickens between the two in colour, and thus get near the mark for the show pen. But most of the light pullets will shew white underneath, and pro- bably in the wing, and the dark cockerel will be black under colour. Now, such a mating must end in failure, being contrary to all rules in theory and practice. Nearly all the pullets will come patchy between a red and grizzled co louring, and the cockerels will be mixed black and white in wing and under colour. You can never hope for anything by the using of the two extremes. Sometimes you can get a useful looking pullet from a poor lot ef hens, but such a bird could not breed anything good, but will produce like her parents. Red breeding is not work for the novice, because he meets with so much disappointment, for howover good the one, he is sure to breed some which are not up to h.s ideal. This leads to the fancy being classed as bad, whereas it is only what the ordinary breeder expects. If you can get some poor stock from a thoroughly reliable blood, this will produce better birds than if nice looking stuff is selected from a mixed-up yard. The Red is a very fascinating fowl, I and leaves much room for experiments in breeding both for. colour and shape.
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WART DISEASE IN WALES. I With a view to preventing the spread of Wart Disease, certain areas in various coun- ties of South Wales and the English Border have been certified or scheduled by the Board of Agriculture as Wart Disease infected." In these areas, only certain varieties of potatoes may be planted for 1919 cropping. We are informed by the Food Production Department that the areas concerned include the administrative county of Glamorgan, the county boroughs of Cardiff, Swansea, and Merthyr Tydvil, the petty sessional divisions of Amman Valley and Llanelly, the adminis- trative county of Carmarthen, the petty sessional divisions of Brynmawr, Ystrad- gynlais and Penderyn, the administrative county of Brecknock, the petty sessional divisions of Bedwellty and Pontypool, and the parish of Risca in the administrative county of Monmouth. In these areas, enly those varieties of potatoes that have been 'approved by the Board of Agriculture as immune from Wart Disease may be planted, with the exception of the following first early varieties, which have been specially lkensed,Duke of York, Midlothian Early, Sharp's Express, and Ringleader. These first early varieties may be planted in clean land only; under no circumstances must they be grown in soil where Wart Disease has been known to exist. A list of varieties approved by the Board of Agriculture as immune from Wart Disease may be obtained, post free, on application to the Food Production Department, 72, Victoria Street, London, S.W. I.
— = j | Choose gifts that will i increase in value THIS Christmas give the best of all presents- War Sav- 1 ings Certificates. Many a gift that costs more to buy will be worn out and thrown away before another Christ- mas comes round. But every War Savings Certificate bought now will be worth more, in hard cash, by next December. Month by month and year by year the shillings will grow into pounds and the pounds into more pounds. Give War Savings Certificates to each member of your home circle, and especially to the young people. They cannot begin too toon to learn the value of money, to form the habit o <&v!n? wisely, to realise the duty of patriotic service^ GIVE THEM ALL War Savings Certificates | j | You can buy 15/S Certificates and 6d. War Savings Stamps at any Money Order Post Office and at many Shops. Your ) country will add to the value of each 15/6 War Savings t Certificate until in five years it is worth f- 1. This is c qui- valent to more than 5t per cent. Compound Interest, free of Income Tax. The security is the best in the world- I the guarantee of the British Government If necessary, I Certificates can be cashed at any time, with any interest due. I iS
The Army of the Future. I t Never in all the Empire' s varied history has she needed so vitally as now the healthy life of every boy and girl bom within her wid-e boundaries, and never before was the work of Dr. Bamardo's Homes and other similar agencies so valuable from a national point of view. For over fifty years the Bamardo Homes have been saving children, and during that time they have fashioned and are fashioning, out of the raw material of utter destitution, ten: of thousands of capable citizens. They have provided 10,715 men for the Great War (6,413 in the Overseas contingents) they have sent fanners to the Dominions, artisans to the workshops; and they always have 300 boys in training for the Navy and Mercantile Marine. From the cities and towns of the British Isles, from the villages and country side, these destitute children come, and under the training of the Homes they grow and flourish till fit and worthy for a place in the Empire s ranks. Large numbers are the children of soldiers and sailors. Shall those children go father- less whose fathers have fought and died for us? An urgent appeal is made on behalf of the children of the Nation-those unhappy and forlorn little enes, soldiers' children, sailors' children, widows' children, nobody's chil- dren those who have known and lost love and happy homes, those who have never known either home or love. 86,747 children in all have been helped by the Bamardo Homes with something of new life and light, and 6,747 of these have been admitted since the great War was launched upon the world. Every year the work grows bigger, every year come fresh admissions and fresh develop- ments, and every year greater expense. Food, clothing, and bare necessities cost more. Dr. Bamardo' s Homes ask for help in training and fitting the destitute little ones to take their places as healthy, upright and honourable citizens in the better world which we hope is coming in the days of Peace. Contributions may be sent to the Honorary Director, Mr. William Baker, M.A., LL.B., Dr. Barnardo's Homes, 18 to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E. 1. Cheques payable Dr. Barnardo' s Homes and crossed. (Treasury Notes should be registered).
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BRYNAMMAN COMPETITIVE CONCERT. A large crowd of music and literary lovers assembled at Gibea Chapel on Saturday even- s ing last, on the occasion of a competitive con- cert being held in aid of the widow and chil- dren of the late John W. Jones, Cwmgarw Road. The deceased husband and father being a native of Gwaun-cae-gurwen, the event attracted the interest of the inhabitants of. both districts. The Rev. W. D. Thomas and Mr. Edgar Davies, M.A., Gwaun-cae- gurwen, presided, and Mr. Rhys Evans (Alltfab), schoolmaster, Cwmgorse, con- ducted. Mr. Arthur Williams, Brynamman, accompanied. The secretaries were Messrs. Jonah Jones, Chapel Street, and Mr. T. B. Williams, Mountain Road; treasurer, Mr Wm. Jones, New Road; chairman of com- mittee, Mr. Herbert Thomas, Mountain Road. Mr. Ivor Owen, A.R.C.O., Swansea, adjudi- cated the music, while, Mr. Tom Harry, Gamant, the National elocutionist, had charge of the Tecitations. The following awards were made:— Recitation under 16: Bessie Jones, Bryn- amman. Solo under 16: Emrys Jones., Glanamman. Novice solo: Mr. Johnny Wilkins, Bryn- amman. Novice recitation: Miss Cecilia Williams, Alltwen, Pontardawe. Open recitation: Miss CeinweB Smith, Gwaun-cae-gurwen. Open solo: Mr. Owen Morgan, Gwaun- cae-gurwen.
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