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Politics for Women. BY WOMAN VOTER. Seeking respite from the more strenuous activities of political work. I was reading in a book of prophecies that 1919 is to be a terrible year for Europe. I felt hM we women do not realise the tremendous events that are taking place, and the enormous part that we are now to play in the kaleidoscope of the world's politics. Having read of the terrible things that are predicted for this poor continent of ours, I gazed into the dying embers of the fire and there pictured to myself in its blood-red interior the mental visions that have become so familiar during the past four years—pictures that the fire of the world's war have burned indelibly on our brain. I saw in the red glow the blood-red stain of the battlefields of Flanders, and a still redder glow of the revolution in Russia. I closed my eyes to shut out the fearful memory, and tried to think that now that the world is at peace, surely all markind is tired to death of strife and bloodshed, an dwe women can turn from the arduous tasks of the last four years and return to the simple duties of the almost forgotten pre-war days: the tending of children, the care of "our homes. Now in the new-found joy of a world at peace we should surely forget the past. When I suddenly awakened I remembered my book and opened any eyes from the day-dreams of peace to picture again the situation of the moment. There, in the still dying embers of the fire, I saw a picture more awful than the last. My brain conjured up the vision Bol- shevism; surely, there was work for women, real and urgent work to prevent this ghastly menace from becoming reality, and robbing ue of all that our dear men had died for. I must be forgiven for writing in this strain this week, but I realise that not one moment must be lost if civilisation is to be saved from a fate more terrible than any which has threatened our country. It must not be inferred that there is any imminence of the peril-we must not admit any such probability —but when phlegmatic Germany, roused by the reaction of disappointed passions, has adopted street fighting and assassination of their own kind, we must not hold that the victorious countries can escape the poison. We must consider, and consider quickly, what is the antidote, or rather the inoculation against the virus that breeds this dreadful thing. It is here that women can, by the use of their vote and theiripersonal influence, crown the good work they I have already accomplished by rendering such a service to mankind, the memory of which will live for ever. Women's influence can smooth out and allay latent dis- content by many means. The terrible strain of the last four years and the reaction of an artificial prosperity naturally breeds discontent. It is for the women in whatever sphere of life they may be placed to assist. The more fortunate can induce capitalists to be duly tolerant to the workers under the new conditions of industry while thosqJin the humbler sphere should en- deavour to persuade their male kith and kin- without sacriifcing any of their independence or the rights of Labour-to realise that theii interests are identical with those of Capital; and to advocate a sane and reciprocal method of dealing with disputes. By these means we can sterilise the germ of unrest and render a far greater service to the State than by sitting on the benches of the House of Commons. Let it never be said that women took any part in the agitation that breeds the virus of revo- lution, but rather that it was due to their loyal and conciliatory influence that we were able to steer through this dark perilous period to the bright and prosperous times that we hope are ahead. We are within a very short distance of the assembling of Parliament. There must be patience to see what election promises are to be redeemed. A Coalition of Politicians in the House of Commons can only be a success if there be an equal coalition of interests throughout the country. Let the old feud between Capital an Labour disappear; let their interests be national; then will the sign- ing of peace black out for ever that picture of Bolshevism; that is too terrible to contem- plate.
Ammanford Collier and a Christmas Turkey. 1 Mr. T. R. Ludford prosecuted, on behalf of the Great Western Railway Co., a coal- miner named Daniel Jones, 36, Bettws Road, I Ammanford, at the Llandovery Police Court on Friday last. The offence was that of stealing a plump Christmas turkey, valued at 255., on the 23rd December. The annual Christmas market was being held in the ancient borough on that date. William Mathias, Halfway, said that the turkey, which weighed about 11 lbs., had been brought to the station for despatch, and was addressed to George Thomas, 41, Ralph Terrace, Llanelly. Mr. Ludford, interposing, said that the gentleman intended having it for his Christ- mas dinner. Witness, continuing, said that shortly before the departure of the 4.5 train, defendant came on the platform, and was seen to pick up the turkey, which was duly labelled, and march off with it under his arm. The guard fol- lowed him, and asked him where he was going. He replied, Llanelly." He asked him for his name and address, and defendant gave that which was on the label, which by this time he had taken off and placed in his pocket. Mr. R. W. Price, solicitor, .Llandovery, who represented defendant, pleaded guilty, and urged in extenuation that defendant had met some friends that day and taken more whisky than was good for him. He had naturally booked by the train, and in doing what he did he had acted on the spur of the moment. had never been in a police I court before, and felt his position keenly. The Chairman of the Bench said that there was nothing against defendant before, but he was in this unfortunate position—that charges of this sort were very general on the line at the present time. A certain amount of pilfer- ing was going on continually. Hardly any- thing was coming into the town without com- plaints being received from tradesmen of thefts. They had the power to fine defendant £ 20 or send him to prison, but as this was his first offence they would fine him 16 ls. inclusive.
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Our Poultry Column. POULTRY POINTS. I Every poultry keeper should keep a set oi ..hooles so as to know how the expenses pan out. In pre-war days, many fanciers looked upon their stock as a means of relaxation from the toil of every-day life, and thus never kept any account of the cost. Where poultry is a hobby, it cannot be followed so closely as when it becomes a man's business; but even then I would suggest that some books be kept, if only an income and expenditure book, so that they can see at a glance what the cost and income has been. According to the rules and regulations laid down in most books on poultry, there ought to be a good profit every year; but having worked at the practical side for years, I know the theory does not always materialise. Every man must be guided by his conditions, for no hard and fast rule will suit all cases. We are all more or less victims of circumstances, and cannot govern the con- ditions about. The only thing is to do the best we can and use a little common-sense in dealing with the stock, because no two places are the safe; and while one situation makes chicken rearing easy, the other, not very far away, renders the work hard and difficult. One way of helping the profits is to clear out all surplus stock, and not keep any which will not prove useful. • All the layers should more than pay for their keep, but any old hens which are not wanted for the breeding pen should be cleared. It is easy to tolerate some old favourites, but if you expect to see a good return, tfien every bird which is useless must go. Even'this is open to explanation. Suppose you have two or three breeding pens, the cockerels may be in the best of health, and apparently yon need not fear fertile eggs; but if these pens are to go on a long time, the cockerel must be changed, or he needs a rest. If you have a spare cockerel, they can be changed, whereas if you have only the one, you will lose the time he is out of the pen. From1 this it can be seen that a policy of economy is to have a spare cockerel in case one goes wrong; but not a lot over, eat- ing food for nothing. Never breed from a cripple or one the least bit deformed, because it will be seen in the progeny. A wry tail and crooked breast will be found hereditary, and no matter how you mate, this will he sure to appear in the chickens. Occasionally a pullet will come with one web foot. Of course, this can be cut at once, but if you can find the parents, you will find a web foot two or three generations back. All who can should now begin to raise some chickens. There are very few people who realise the great shortage of birds in the country, and this must continue unless more people take up the work of breeding. One i may look just round where they live, and think that poultry is as plentiful as ever; but when the whole country is taken into con- sideration, it can be seen that the stocks have got very low. Of course, one can easily see that the number of eggs produced may be larger from the less number of birds, simply because they lay more, hence of a better strain thus a better return at less cost. All this is good and should be further extended, for if only we could raise more stock of a more prolific strain, there would soon be some hope of keeping the egg trade out of the foreigners' hands. The town Mweller seeing the eggs in the shop window, or eating them in a restaurant, does not realise that they all come from abroad. New-laids do get on the market; but when something cheap is desired, then it is the foreigner comes in not only in. eggs, but in nearly all other things. One great reason why poultry has been dropped is that foodstuffs had become dear, and even then difficult to get. But much of this has changed, and now foodstuffs can be procured in fairly large quantities, although not so good as we would like it. The ships taking men back to the Colonies are bringing back all sorts of food, which comes in for both man and beast. There is a large supply ot wheat'coming along, much of which is being ground into flour; but this gives us some offals which are needed for stock. It has been sug- gested that the home corn stacks should be left, but this will not last for ever, and then once get next harvest over, there should be a good supply for all. t
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