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AMUSEMENTS. tt ￼ E?tBaH ￼ aEs?E?t ? TO- N I G H T Cdeisten and Burns present their All-Star Company in a Whirlwind of Mirth and Melodv. SHE'S A UAII "featuring the Famous oCmedian, DAN ROLYAT, Constance Worth, Finnic Hcarn, Irene Shamrock, Cyril Delevanti, Kathleen Kingston, supported by a Speci- ally Phcked Bunch of Daisies. Speciality Dancers," Chevallier & Le Noir. Latest News and War Films. HALEY'S JUVENILES, In their Magnificent Carnival Scena. MAY MOORE DUPREZ, The Jolly Dutch Girl-" Cute and Sassy." GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA. MONDAY, JULY 24th, 1916, Six Nights at 7.30. -Miss Henrietta Schrier and Mr. Lodge Percy present the Comedy Theatre Success SUNDAY, NEXT WEEK. Arthur Sansom's London Comedy Co., in- cluding: the Famous Comedian, Herbert Darnley, in the Greatest of all Farcical Comedies, "A FATHER OF 90." THE PICTURE HOUSE. High Streat. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. An Edison Masterpiece, THE TRAGEDIES OF THE CRYSTAL GLOBE, By Mrs. Wil.-nn Wood row, featuring Mabel Truaneile. The Light on the Reef, A Story of the Sea, Beautiful Acting, well produced with some Lovely Photography. STINGAREE, ) "The Villain Worshipper." A Two-Act Slingareo Episode. CASTLE CINEMA (Adjoining Loader Othce). Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 2.30 to 10.30. WHAT A GiRL WILL RISK. A Sensational Railrcad Drama in Three Parts, lull of Exciting Episodes. Caught on a Skyscraper, A Wonderful Two-Part L-Ko Comedy. Woman's Weakness, A Three-Part Drama of Intense Power. TARLFGN CINEMA-I DE LUXE, Oxford Street, Swansea. OPEN DAILY from 2.30 till 10.30 p.m. To-day's Exclusive Programme— AN INNOCENT SECRET, A Beautiful Pathecolor Play, featuring Marie Fromet. A Kapital Keystone Komic- That LittSe Band of Gold. The Girl of Lost island No. 11 "White Gods," ELYSIUM. High Street, Swansea. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Princess's Intrigue. Modern Methods of Repairing Tramlines. Gaumont Graphic. Last Nights of Miss MEGAN THOMAS (Llanclly). GREED (Episode 13). Oh for the Life of a Fireman (Comic). PUBLIC NOTICES. GELLIONEN Sheep Dog Trials. Galloway & Trotting Races, Bank Holiday Tuesday, August 8th, 1916. 2 Galloway and 2 Trotting Races. Nett Proceeds towards Prisoners of War Fund. Helpct Deserving Cause. For Schedules and Entry Forms apply to Will Hopkin, Sniithfield, Pontardawe. pONTARDAWE JJORSE & FLOWER SHOW. THE HORTICULTURAL SECTION of the above Show will be held on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th. Open and Cottagers' Classes for Flowers and Vegetables and Special Group of Plants, Cup and Money Prizes. Farm Produce. Butter, Egprs, Honey, etc. Pen Pointing- and Crochetting. Schedule3 ready. Apnly to A. Bratton, Hon. Sec., Grove-road. Pontardawe. JOIN A Technical Corps. WANTED for A.S.C. M.T. Dr;vers (Petrol or Steam). Fitters. Pedal Cycle Fitters. Motor Cycle Fitters. Turners. Blacksmiths. Boilermakers. Electricians. Mechanical Draughtsmen. Tinsmiths, etc. Pay, 2/4 per Day. Usual Allowances. Sergt. Eynon, A.S.C. M. T. will be in attendance at the R.O., Swansea, Each Day, and will send suitable men wishing to join to interview Capt. Bryant. MONEY. DON'T BORROW IN YOUR OWN TOWN ￼ where you and the lender are known. £10 to £5,000 lent privately by B.F.C., ex- pressly established and registered, pursu- ant to Act cf Parliament. Note cur terms. Lowest Interest ;n England. eto repay £1!. £ 1C0 repay £ 110 £20 repay £ 24 £ 500 repay £ 550 £50 repay £ 55 £ 1,000 i ej ay 00 Bank Notes sent by PQst. Prospectus and Press Opinions sent free on stoiinsj amount required. No Bills cf Sale, Hureties, or lLoan Pormalitip-,S.-The British Finance Co- i W, 'Prj"to1 »■ SALES BY AUCTION. SHAFTESBURY HALL ST. HELEN'S ROAD. SWANSEA. SALE of HOUSEHOLD GOODS, removed for convenience of sale from a house in Windsor-terrace and Brynmill Avenue. j WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 1916. Mr. Joseph Harris TJAS 11 favoured with instructions to SELL by PJIBLIC AUCTION, at the above Hall, a large quantity of superior Household Furniture, Comprising: Pianoforte in Rosewood Case, handsome I nla id Mahogany China Cabinet, Solid. Mahogany Sideboard, beautifully carved Inlaid Solid Oak oft. Bookcase, Mahogany Cheffoniere, ditto Bureau, Rosewood Drawing-room Table, Drawing and Dining- room Suites, Mahogany and Walnut Bed- room Suites, odd Couch, old Oak Writing Table, 11 polished Bentwood Chairs, small Wooden Camp Bedstead (folding), Che,sterfield Couch (with drop end), Brass and Black Bedsteads. Wire Mattresses, Wool Overlays, Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Braas Fenders and Fire Brasses, Walnut Hall Stand, etc.. together with the usual culinary utensils, and other articleo too numerous to particularise. Goods on view morning of Sale. Sale to commence promptly at 11 o'clock a.m. Terms-Cash. Auctioneer's Offices: 1, Grgetnet, Swansea. Tel. No. 469 Docks. NEWCOT," WEST CROSS LANE, MUMBLES. To be SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE. Mr. J. Baron Pascoe (F S.I., F.A.I.I. HAS been instructed to SELL by PUB- J LIC AUCTION, at the Above Address, on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 1916, the Whole of the Valuable Household Furniture AXl) EFFECTS. Comprising Well-made DINING SUITE in Saddle-bags, Walnut Dining Table, Carved Walnut Sideboard with Bevel- plate Mirror Back, Chipendale Occasional Table, Walnut Overmantel, Two Brass Curbs. Fire Brasses, Handsome DRAW- ING ROOM SUITE in Figured Plush, Brussels Caipets, Linoleum, Rugs, Bam- boo Hall Stand. Stair Carpet, Substantial Satin Walnut BEDROOM SUITE, S. W. Bedstead, W<ire Spring Mattreee, Featlnr Bed. Boslter and Pillows, OAK DRESSER, Kitchen Tables, Chairs, Steel- top Fender, etc. etc Goods on view Morning of Sale from 9.30. Sale to coiaanence at 11.45 a.m. prompt. Terms Cash. Auctioneer's Offices, Cardigan Cham- bers, 6, College-street, Swansea. ,,kil, OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA. MESSRS. Edward Roberts and Son HAVE received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION at the above premises, the whole of the Valuable Stock-in-Trade Roughly Comprising Jardinieres, Vases, Clocks and Ornaments, China Tea Ser- vices, Silver Tea Sets, Marble Timepieces, Bronzed Figures, Statuettes and Groups, Gilt Frame Oil Paintings, Cases of Meat, Game and Fish Servers and Carvers, Pap- anese Vases and Candlesticks, CUTLERY, including Canteens of Cutlery, large quan- tities of best quality Dinner and Dessert Knives and Forks, Spoons, etc., of all varieties and descriptions. Fancy Bags in Silk and Leather, Muf- lfers, Safety Razors, Purses, Photo Frames, Fountain Pens, etc. Silver-Mounted and Backed Brushes, Combs and Mirrors, Silver Salvers, etc. JEWELLERY, including Gold and Silver Watches, Wrist- let Watches, Lady's Bow Watches, Brooches, Bangles and Bracelets, etc. Sale to commence SATURDAY, JULY f9th, 1916, at 11 a.m., 2.30 p.m., and 7 p.m., and to be Continued on Monday, July 31st and following days if necessary at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. until the whole of the stock is cleared. On View Each Morning of Sale from 9.30 a.m. Auctioneers' Offices, Llanfair Buildings, St. Mary's-street, Swansea. PARISH OF OYSTERMOUTII, GLAMORGANSHIRE. Important Sale of Two Charming Free- hold and Freehold and Copyhold Sea- side Residences. Mr. Frederick F. Meager, F.A.I., XS instructed to offer for SALE by L PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HOTEL MUTROPOLE. SWANSEA, on TUES- DAY, AUGUST 1st, 1916 (subject to Con- ditions to be there and then produced), the two very Attractive Freehold and Freehold and Copyhold Properties, viz.: Lot "j.—All that Freehold Detached Residence known as The Mount," Lang- land Bay, standing in its own grounds and containing an area of 2 roods and 3 perches or thereabouts. The house con- tains:—Ground Floor: Large Entrance Hall, 3 Reception-rooms, Kitchen, Scul- lery and Laundry, and usual outside offices; First Floor: 7 Bedrooms, Bath- room (h. and c.), and w.c.; Outside: Large Paved Courtyard, Greenhouse, Rus- tic Summer House, 2 Stall Stable and Coach-house at present itsed as a Motor Garage, and an Acetylene Gas Generating Plant. The house is approached by a Carriage Drive and also by a back en- trance. The grounds are nicely laid out with walks, choice shrubs and three lawns in tiers. Vacant possession of the above lot will be given on completion of pur- chase. Lot 2 —All that Detached Partly Free- hold and Partly Copyhold Marine Resi- dence, known as St. Leonards," Lang- land Bay, containing on Ground Floor: 6 Rooms, Large liall,. Scullery, Larder, and usual offices; First Floor: 6 Bed- rooms, Bath-room (h. and c.), w.c.; Sec- ond Floor: 5 Bedrooms and Box-room. The house is approached by a Carriage Drive and Side Walk. The Grounds are nicely laid out with shrubs. The house and premises, which are in close prox- imity to the Bay, are now let to Col. Vaughan on a i-eme for 3 years from 25th March, 1916, at a low rental of £100 per annum. Sale to commence sharply at 3 p.m. Mines and Minerals are Reserved. Further particulars and Conditions of Sale an Orders to View from the Auc- tioneer, Swansea (Tel. Docks 33.5), or of Messrs. Le Braseeur and Co., Solicitors, Newport, Mon. (Tel. National 2 £ 34). EDUCATIONAL. STUDENTS Trained in speeds of over 108 Words a Minute in PITMAN'S Short- hand Candidates Successfully Prepared for Civil Service and Local Marine Board Examinations. Lessons given in Arithmetic, Book-keeping, Navigation. English Satis- faction truaranteed.—ILK. J. HARRIS. 56. OXFORD-STREET, SWANSEA. Da.y and Evening Clauses for all Subjects. C7-31 THE SWANSEA SAVINGS BANK. OPEN DAILY. DEPOSITS received from 1/- to ANY AMOUNT. AMOUNT DEPOSITED DURING LAST SIX MONTHS, £ 47,000. Total Funds, £ 440,603. Open Accounts, T1.4M. SALES BY AUCTION. "THE MOUNT," LANGLAND BAY. SALE of Water-Colours, Etchings, Mezzotint and other Engravings, China, Books, Pianola, Piano, Cabinets, Clocks and Bronzes, Screens, Standard Lamps, Deep Divan and other Easy Chairs and Settees, Overmantels, Chippendale Chairs, Carved Oak Sideboards and Tables, Writ- ing Tables, Bookcases, Bedroom Suites in satin walnut, mahogany and other woods; Turkey and Axminster Carpets, Skin Rugs, Garden Seats, Plants, and other Effects. MESSRS. John M. Leeder and Son XV7 ILL SELL by AUCTION, on the Premises, on THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 1916, and following day if necessary, at 12 Noon, the Contents of the HALL, DRAWING ROOM, DIN-! ING ROOM:, MORNING ROOM, 7 BED and DRESSING ROOMS, KITCHENS, | GREENHOUSES, GARAGE, &c. On View, by Catalogue only, Day Prior to Sale. Catalogues (Cd. each) of the Auctioneers, 46, Waterloo Street, Swansea. PRELIMINARY A NNOUNCEMENT! SWANSEA AND DUNVANT. MESSRS. John M. Leeder and Son A RE instructed by The Wellington Foundries, Limited, to Offer by AUCTION, in AUGUST, AS A GOING CONCERN, THEIR UNDERTAKING, Comprising: Freehold Engineering Works, Known as the WELLINGTON FOUNDRY, GreenMd Street, Swansea, and the Leasehold Foundry and Engineering Works, Known as the DUNVANT FOUNDRY, adjoining the L. and N.W. Railway, near Dunvant Station. To be offered in one lot, and if not so sold, in two lots. Particulars and Conditions of Sale may shortly be obtained from Messrs. R. and C. B. Jenkins and Lloyd, Solicitors, Swansea; and with orders to view of the Auctioneers, 46, Waterloo-street, Swansea. "SOUTH DENE," SKETTY ROAD, SWANSEA. ATTRACTIVE AND IMPORTANT SALE. Astley Samuel, F.A.I., HAS received instructions from the Owner to SELL by PUBLIC AUC- TION, on WEDNESDAY, ltith AUGUST, 1916, all the Valuable and Well-preserved Furnishings. Goods on View Tuesday, 15th August, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full particulars later. King's Chambers, Swansea. Sale of a I/easehold Residence, No. 8, Lang- land Road, Mumbles, and the Furnish- ing Contents. Mr. Arthur S. T. Lucas HAS been instructed by Captain E. Hubert Plant (the Executor under the will of the late Mrs. E. J. Plant), to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to Conditions), on the Premises, on TUESDAY, AUGUST 1st, 191G, the Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises, known as 8, LANGLAND ROAD, MUMBLES. Immediately after the sale of the Property the Auctioneer will Sell the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FUR- NISHING API>01NTMENTS. Full detailed Particulars of the both Sales appear on the Auction Posters. The Sale of the Property to Commence at 11 o'clock in the Forenoon precisely. For Particulars apply to Arthur S. T. Lucas, Auctioneer, ö. Rutland-street, Swansea, and at Mumbles. Tel. Central 230. Established 1885. Or to Messrs. Viner Leeder and. Morris, Solicitors, 281, Oxford- street, Swansea. Telephone: Central 205. (No. 1601.) By Order of the Executors to ølose the Estate of the late Mrs. Laura Burgess. Highly Important Sale of Most Valuable FREEHOLD and LEASEHOLD De- tached and Semi-detached Residences, and other Properties, situate in the Parish of Oystermouth. Mr. Arthur S. T. Lucas XXAS been instructed to offer for SALE L by PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to Conditions of Sale), at the HOTEL METROPOLIS, SWANSEA, on TUES- DAY, the 15th day of AUGUST, 1916, the following Valuable Properties FREEHOLD RESIDENCE standing in its own Beautifully Wooded Grounds and known as The CROFT," on the Lang- land Road; FREEHOLD RESIDENCE standing in its own grounds, known as "GLEN VIEW." on the Langland Road; a pair of Semi-detached FREEHOLD RESIDENCES situate on the Langland Road and known as LYNDEWOOD" and "LLWYNDON"; a Charming FREE- HOLD RESIDENCE overlooking Lang- land Baj, known as THE RIDGE a pair of LEASEHOLD Semi-detached RESIDENCES, situate on the Langland Road. and known as CROMER and "ST. HILDA"; a LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, SHOP and PRE- MISED, known as The Rest," facing the Promenade, Mumbles; a LEASEHOLD Improved Ground Rent of t5 per annum on LITTLE OVERLAND," MUMBLES. Also, by order of the Executors of the late Mr. CHRISTOPHER BURGESS, the Charming Detached FREEHOLD RESI- DENCE situate on the Langland Road, and known as ST. BRELADES," in the occupation of Mrs. C. Burgees. Particulars and Conditions of Sale are in course of preparation, and copies of the same can be obtained from the Auo- tioneer, 10 days prior to Sale. The Sale to take place at 3.30 in th# afternoon precisely. For further particulars apply to Arthur S. T. Lucas, Auctioneer, Surveyor and Estate Agent, û, Rutland-street, Swansea; and at the Mumbles. Tel. Central 230. Estbd 18S5. Or to D. Stanley Owen, Esq., Solicitor, London and Provincial Bank Buildings, Wind-street, Swanseg. Tel. Docks, 338. (No. 1605.) NASAL CATARRH makes life a burden. Little rest at night, constant dis- comfort by day. In all cases, however ee-vere "Nosfcrolin*" gives instant relief, cleanses way the discharge, soothes and heaJs. A Montpelier gentleman says" I have pleasure in recommending Nostrol- iDe.' I had a bad attack of Nasal Catarrh and found Noet-roliue' most efficacious in JYtmoving it." If you suffer with Naeal Catarrh at least try Nostroline." Insist on having "Nmtraline." Of Chemists. 1/3. or by post 1/3 from proprietors—Harold b. Matthews mnd-Co., Chmi. Clifton Bristol. SUNDAY SERVICES TABERNACL, M.C., GLANDWR. I CYNHELIR I CYFARFODYDD I Bl YNYDDOl ¡ YR EGLWYS UCHOD Sul a Nos Lun, Gorph. 30 a'r 31, 1916. PREGETHIR GAN Y PROF. RIGHARO MORRIS M.A., B.D., BALA. Trefyn yr oedfaon—SUL, 10.30, 2 a 6. Nos Lun am 7. Prof. MORRIS will Preach an ENGLISH SERMON on Sunday Afternoon at 2 o'clock. CARMARTHEN ROAD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. THE rORTY-PIRST ANNIVERSARY will be held on SUNDAY, JULY 30th, when the Rev. D. EMRYS JAMES (Finsbury Park, London), w 11 officiate at 11 a.m., 2.45, "nd 6.30 p.m. SPECIAL HYMNS AND ANTHEMS BY THE CHOIR. COLLECTIONS. On MONDAY, JULY 31st, the REV. D. EMRYS JAMES will Deliver his LECTURE. I entitled "INDIVIDUALITY, o- The Lone- liness of the Victor." Doors Open at 7: to Commence at 7.30. Chairman—H. R. BushelL Esq. < Admission—Sirpence Each. Walter Road Cong. Church. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), JULY 30th. Preacher: ¡ Rev. Principal SELBIE, M.A., D.D., of OXFORD. Services at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. KILLAY Congregational Church. The Fifth ANNIVERSARY SERVICES Will take place on SUN BAY & MONDAY, July 30th and 31st, 1916. Officiating Ministers: Rev. E. KERI EVANS, M.A., Carmarthen, Rev. EVAN JENKINS, Swansea. Services to commence on Sunday at 10.30, 2.30 and 6, and on Monday Evening at 7. PUBLIC NOTICE. COUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA WAR PENSIONS, ETC., COMMITTEE. APPOINTMENT OF SECOND ASSISTANT CLERK. Applications aie Invited for the above appointment. Commencing salary, £90 per annum, payable monthly. Applications, stating age, full experience, and qualifications, with copies of not more than three testimonials, should be sent in to the undersigned by 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 3rd, 1916. Canvassing of members or officers of the Committee will be regarded as a disqualifi- cation- T. L. JENKINS (Secretary). Central Police Buildings. Alexandra-road, Swansea. SWANSEA EDUCATION COMMITTEE. WANTED, a MAN and WIFE as CARE- TAKERS of BAPTIST WELL SCHOOL, SWANSEA. The persons appointed will be required to devote the whole of their time to the Caretaking and Cleaning. The man must be competent to do small repairs. The selected candidates will be expected to pass satisfactorily an examination by the School Medical Officer. Application forms and hats of duties will be supplied by the undersigned on receipt of a stamped addressed foolscap envelope. Age not to exceed 45 years. Wages, 27e. 6d. per week, with house, fuel, an I light (three-fourths to man and one- fourth to wife), and war bonus of 3s. Assistance will be given for clemming in accordance with the Committee's scale. Applications (to be made on the forms supplied) must reach the undersigned on or before Monday, 7th August, in a sealed en- velope, marked outside Application—Care- taker." Canvassing, directly or indirectly, is pro- hibited, and any candidate pursuing the same will be disqualified. A. W. HALDEN (Clerk). Education Offices. Grove-place, Swansea. Friday, 28th July. 1916. j^MMANFOBD RFCREATIOIK GROUNDS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th, 1916. HORSE and FOOT RACES. TROTTING ;E26 GALLOWAY 919 10s. SPRINT E10 Farther particulars from Secretary. GODRE'RGRAIG. GRAND ANNUAL CHAIR EISTEDDFOD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 1916. Mixed Choir, Dyddiau Dyn sydd fel Glas- welltyn," L8; Children's Choir. "I Sing be- cause I love to Sing," £ 3, 2nd prize El Is.: Solos and Recitation and Poetry. Further particulars apply secretaries- James Clee and E. T. Lewia. Go. Swansea. SUNDAY SERVICES. Preachers in Swansea To-morrow. Sixth Sunday After Trinity. BAPTIST. Mount Pleasant Chapel, Swansea.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Thoæas Lewis (Congo). Mount Zion Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. D. Thomas. Sunday School and Bible Classes 2.45. Memorial Baptist Church, Walter-road. -11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. F. C. White, B.D. School at 2.45. St. Helen's Chapel, Aladoe-sti-pet.-il a.m. and (i.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. W. Causton. Sunday School at 2.45. Tabernacle Chapel.-Il a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: ¡,tev. R. J. Willougliby. Sunday School and Bible Classes 2.45. Sketty Chapel.-Il a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. W. Emlyn Morgan (Pastor). Mount Calvary, Manselton.—Preacher at J I and 6.30: Rev. W. F. Knight. Pantygwydr Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rve. Beynon Phillips CONGREGATIONAL. Manselton English Church, Manselton-rd. -11 a.iii. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Evan Jones (Cwmavon). Sunday School & Bible Classes at 2.30. St. Paul's Church.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. Gilbert Rees. Sunday School at 2.45. Rhyddings Church, Finsbury-terrace.— 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. T. Rhys. Sunday School at 3. St. Helen's-road Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Thos. Sinclair Evans. CALVINISTIC METHODIST. Terrace-road Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. T. E. Davies. Sunday School at 2.45 p.m. Alexandra-road Chapel.-Il a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. J. Morgans, Mold, North Wales. School at 2.30. Rhyddings Park Chapel, Rhyddings Park- road.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. E. P. Hughes (Pastor). CHRISTADELPHtAN. Christadelphian Meeting Room, St. I He1en'¡;-road.-6.:30 p.m. Subject: The Times of the Gentiles," by Mr. H. Evans. PRIMITIVE METHODIST. Primitive Methodist Church, Pell-street.— 11 a.m., Mr. D. J. E. Owen; 6.30 p.m., Mr. D. Williams. PRESBYTERIAN. St. Andrew's Church, St. Helen's-road.— 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. R. Greenshields, M.A., B.D. (Pastor). THE FORWARD MOVEMENT. Central Hall, Orchard-street.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., Rev. W. Watkin Williams. Memorial Service, Pte. Willie Green. UNITED MLTHODIST. Oxford-street Church.—Preachers: 11 a.m., Mr. W. F. Watkins; 6.30 p.m., Rov. F. Sparrow. Visitors Welcome. WELSH BAPTIST. Capel Gemer.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. R. S. Rogers, B.A. (Pastor). Sunday School at 2.45. —On Wednesday Next, August 2nd, at 8 p.m., Presentations will be made to Messrs. William Evans, W. H. Jones, and Wm. E. Rees. Bethesda, Abertawe.—Oedfaon 11 a 6.30. Pregethwr: Parch. D. Price (Gwein- idog). YsgoI Sul 2.30. WELSH CONGREGATIONAL. Eglwys Annibynol Henrietta.—Oedfaon 11 a 6.30. Parch. D. Euro! Walters, M.A., B.D. (Gweinidog). Ysgol 2.45. Cymundeb. Y TabernacI, Treforis.-ll a 6 o'r gloch. Pregethwr: Parch. J. J. Williams (Gweinidog). Ysgolion am 2. WESLEYAN. Wesley Chapel, College-street.—Morning at 11: Rev. A. W. Wardle; Evening at 6.30: Mr. C. W. Slater. Brunswick.—Preachers: Morning at 11: Rev. T. Wheatley; Evening at 6.30: Mr. G. Turner. OTHER SERVICES. Albert Hal!, Swansea.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Oscar Snelling. Seats All Free.—At the Evening Ser- vice a Roll of Honour and a Memorial of those who hav^ fallen will be Un- veiled. Gospel Hall, George-street.-(D.V.) a Gospel Meeting will be held at 6.30 p.m. All are Invited. BROTHERHOOD MEETINGS. Y.M.C.A.-3 p.m., Brotherhood. Speaker: Mr. John Evans. Accompanist, Miss Lillian Stratton, A.R.C.M.—8.30 p.m., Open-Air Meeting, Entrance to Vic- toria Park. Subject: "Is God an active agent in this war?" All Men Welcomed. Pantygwydr.—At 3 p.m. Speaker: Rev. A. B. Phillips (President). Chairman, Mr. W. J. Copson. Soloist, Mr. James. All Men Welcome. Strangers Hear- tily Invited. Sketty (Wesley Chapel).-3 p.m.. Chair- man, Mr. H. Reoo (Vice-President). Speaker: Mr. G. P. Cook Davies. Organist, Mr. C. St. Ervan John, A.R.C.O. All Men Made Welcome. Manselton.-3 to. Speaker: Mr. Chas. Hirst. Soloist, Miss Gertrude Williams —August 6th, Musical Programme by Mr. Ivor Owen. Pell Street.-3 to 4. Chairman, Mr. Wm. Brotherton. Speaker: The President. Wesley.-3 p.m. Speaker: Mr. T. Francis. Chairman, Mr. T. Tanney. Sun Rises .20, Sun Sets 8.51. Lighting-upp Time, 9 21. High Water To-day, tf.49 a.m., 7.4 p.m. To-morrow, 7.29 a.m., 7.46 p.m.
j NOTES AND COMMENTS.I
j NOTES AND COMMENTS. News from both sides of Europe is again splendid. British in pos- session of Longueval, Russians in possession of Brody! A glance at the map given on another page will show the progress that the British are making. In the West the British troops are assuring their positions and making the most certain form of progress. Even the German accounts show that the British advance is deadly in its strength and tenacity. It is making a great im- pression upon the features of the field of battle, but still more upon the morals of the German forces, who now show open signs of realis- ing that they are up against some- thing bigger than they bargained fo.r. That the captAire of Pozieres could be followed so quickly by further ad- vances shows that the British troops are not only handled well but are in fit form for good work. That fact alone ought to be a standing con- demnation of people at home who are bent on causing trouble. If anything were wanting to stir the public mind (as it is called) into greater determination to carry on the war until the Germans are beaten to their knees, it would be found in the report that an English captain of a merchant vessel has been shot for trying to ram a Ger- man submarine. Incidents like that will—and ought to—be stored up m the public mind until the day of reckoning comes. It is one of a group of events for which the Kaiser, his son, and his satraps ought to be made pay for by personal punish- ment if they ever get into the hands of any of the Allies. Russian advances are continuing steadily. In Asia Minor the cap- ture of Erzmgan has been followed up by the occupation of the sur- rounding territory, and the Russians are now in a far better position than they have ever been for following up their successes. A survey of the various reports shows that the Turkish high command is alarmed. Whatever it may decide to do, it has to face the certainty of further de- feat. The Turks are out of Armenia, and it is to be hoped that they will never be allowed to return. So far as the present situation is con- cerned, they have to organise a fresh front in the northern part if Asia Minor, and with trouble amongst their own ranks in the western area, together with an ap- parent lack of the facilities for pro- per reorganisation, they are abso- lutely "in queer-street." As to the state of affairs in East Russia, the fact that up to the time of writing there is not much fresh news from the Riga district may be taken as a good sign. The Germans are not doing much in the way of shouting, so that whatever is hap- pening to Hindenberg it is not enough to found a Wolff bureau re- port upon. The Russian policy up to the present has been to say very little until success can be chronicled. Lower down, General Sakharoff and his assistants are punishing the Austro-German troops in a series of operations that, although secondary (comparatively speaking) are full of trouble for the Kaiser. Step by step the difficulties are being over- come, the enemy pushed back, and his forces subjected to a deadly pro- cess of attrition. After a lot of more or less high faluting demonstration, the Air Ser- vice question seems to be in just as much a tangle as it has been all along. Two sets of recommenda- tions are now before Parliament and the public, and the door is open again for a lot more controversy. The business Committee upon the Royal Aircraft Factory recom- mend a Board of Management, to consist of a chairman, supported by a superintendent of designs, a superintendent of manufactures, and a military adviser. The Air Board, upon the other hand, favour the appointment of a single con- troller, with the departmental heads subordinate to him, and hold that all the military advice required can be supplied by the Director of Air- craft Equipment at the War Office. The outcome of this conflict of opinion should afford an interesting test of how much real power and authority Lord Curzon and his Air Board have been able to acquire.. Meanwhile, the officers and men of r the Royal Flying Corps are doing their work splendidly within the limits to which they are subjected. At Swansea Chamber of Com- merce meeting yesterday, Mr. C. E. Cleeves gave an exhaustive sum- marv of the present position with regard to shipping coal to France. The subject has been attended by numerous difficulties, as must be the case when a new system of such magnitude is being put through at expeditious speed. The special com- mittee for whom Mr. Cleeves acted as spokesman has, it was evident, devoted a considerable amount of time and care to the case, and has succeeded in unravelling some of the knots, with the result that the ship- ment of coal across channel will be much easier than was anticipated when the regulations were promul- gated. What will be of interest is the fact that what have become known as war mushrooms are to be suppressed as much as possible by the joint effort of the French and British authorities. It was dis- covered that something in the nature of speculative dealing was at- tempted by people on each side cf the channel who were not in coal" before the war broke out. Their operations have done much to put the price of coal up, but their gallop is to be stopped. Another topic touched upon by the meeting was that of holding a patriotic meeting on August 4th, the second anniversary of the decla- ration of war. Last year the Cham- ber held a very successful special meeting, when a resolution express- ing determination to see the war through was carried. Such meet. ings are to be held in all large centres throughout the country, and will be a record of the nation's de- termination to make all the sacri- fice necessary. Fortunately, the meetings next Friday will be under better auspices than those of last year, as the signs are more favour- able to the Allies. This year's motto mht well be, The flowing tide is with us. Hashish and opium have wrought havoc in the Orient, and it is not de- sirable that cocaine should do tlii same for the Western World. ■ Medical men tell us that this is the most seductive and dangerous of alJ habit-forming drugs, and its ravages in the United States provide a morai lesson for our own country. it ;S little use closing public-houses and discouraging beer and whisky if the place of these is to be taken by other more subtle and demoralising stimu- lants. France has dealt vigorously with the danger, and England has taken precautions for her armies. But the sale in general should be strictly limited to doctors and den- tists, so that amateur and self-in- dulgent use may be entirely abolished. The shortage of petrol is restoring the push-bike to its old popu- larity. This means of locomotion has perhaps reached its ultimate perfection. It would be hard to say what further improvement can be effected in the ordinary bicycle, un- I ti'. the ingenious person comes a.long who shall girdle the wheel with an elastic but impenetrable tyre and step at once into the select com- pany of multi-millionaires. It has always been a mystery why the "upper ten" gave up bicycling a good many years ago before the motor-bicycle appeared. The rea- son, possibly, was that the lower million had taken to it, and it therefore ceased to be chic." Now that the Control Board is studying the public-house, it' should not forget its value as a school of local lore and pride. Many licensees have been alive to this opportunity, and have hung their walls with local prints and relics. But the vast majority prefer racehorses. Some worthy efforts are oddly misapplied. An old tavern in an old London suburb invites you with a large deco- ration in coloured tiles. You look at it expecting something racy of the soil—and find The Triumph of the Emperor Aurelian After the Con- quest of Palmyra." It is fine, no doubt; but its local interest is not too apparent. But the best feature of the institution is found in country public-houses, where one old man who can read a little better than his fellows gives them the week's news as they sit or stand around to listen.. The return of Lady Howard to Llanelly, and the fact that her lady- ship has lost no time in taking up her mayoral duties energetically, has been hailed with unbounded satisfaction. By her position and her own personality Lady Howard has, in the past, wielded a great in- fluence for good, and now that she, as Llanelly's first citizen, is more directly concerned about the town s welfare, particularly from a muni- cipal standpoint, it will be interest- I ing to watch her career. That she will diligently and conscientiously discharge her duties is a foregone conclusion, but she has yet to prove he.r power in the mayoral chair. It was pleasing to find Llanelly's Mayor, on taking her seat on the Borough Education Committee for the first time, showing such concern about the health of the children—a subject concerning which too much stress cannot be laid. Lady Howard seemed to be some- what shocked when she ascertained that though attention was called to the obnoxious smells emanating from an open drain near the new Stebonheath School a year ago, ;t still remained in substantially the same condition. Of the 23 cases of illness reported in connection with the school during the month, no less than 17, it was stated, were probably due to the drain referred to. The purchase of the cottages in front of which the drain is situ- ated, has for some time been con- templated, but as Lady Howard points out, the children attending the school are suffering meanwhile. As a temporary expedient the dram is now being disinfected daily, and it is hoped that there will be no laxity in making the necessary re- pairs. Next week Lady Howard will, as Mayor, have a few important en- gagements to cover. In these columns references have been made to the rapidly dwindling strength of the Llanelly V.T.C., and we are pleased to find that Lady Howard, with the view of re-kindling and re- vivifying interest in the movement, has convened a public meeting to be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, when she will preside. A special invitation has been extended to the members of the Attested Married Mens' League to attend. Single men first," has been the watchword of this Leag-ue so far as general service is concerned, and its spokesmen have repeatedly stated that they are prepared to do what- ever in them lies to safeguard the country's interests at home. An op- portunity is now afforded them of carrying out in practice what they have preached. Their services are needed in the V. T.C., so let them rally round. This meeting will be followed by a great demonstration at the Market Hall on Friday evening to commemorate the second anni- versary of the declaration of war, when the Mayor will again preside. It is also gratifying to find that her ladyship is about to or anise flag days" for various objects in the town, so that it is evident that she is not going to be content with being a mere figurehead during her term of office.
The Hendon Tribunal on Friday refused exemption to Bernard Dillon, the jockey, but allowed Sam Mayor, the comedian, two months. Lieutenant-Col. E. McL. Blair (Royal Engineers) and Brevet Lieutenant-Co!. H. Ieacke (West Kents) are gazetted tem- porary brigadier-generals.