AMUSEMENTS. mm Messrs. F-& H. Reeves present a Musical, Revusical, Laughette, entitled- RICH EXPLOSIVES In Five Explosions. Guaranteed to Kill with Laughter and Wound Nohodv. Cast includes ROBERT REILLY, HARRY MAXAM, KITTY EMSON, Lulu Copping, Regina Williams, Ernest Ball, John Mc- Mahon, Louis Bland, Russell's Eight Fire- srack&rs, and a Shrapnel of Feminine Beauties. Latest News and War Films. THE MAPLES, Comedy Duo. JEN LATONA, In Light Comedy Songs, self-accompanied on Concertina and Piano. SYMONDS v. RUDDICK, Sep. 30 at 3 p.m. GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 1916, Six Nights at 7.30, and MATINEE SATURDAY at 2.30 p.m. C. W. Somerset in the Great Drama, THE SILVER KING. Next Week.—Return Visit of the George Edwardes Co, in eSly" BETTY THE PICTURE HOUSE. High Stfowt. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A Masterly Photo Version of the Wor, d Famous English Novel by Mrs. Crok, JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN. A SUBMARINE wl-IRATE. The United States Navy furnished a Sub- marine (a Real One) for this Picture. SYD CHAPLIN becomes the Admiral of the Private Submarine. CASTLE CINEMA (Adjoining I.K-,ader Ofcee). Thurs.. Fri. and Sat., 2.30 to 10.38. MARY PICKFORD in a 1-Part Drama, THE ETERNAL GRIND, A Pickford Classic, Grave and Gay. Pictures of the Zeppelin Disaster. A SUBMARINE PIRATE, A Sensational 4-Part Triangle-Keystone, showing an actual Submarine at work. Science and Comedy combine to make this play unique. Mondav Next— CHAPLIN'S Burlesque on "CARMEN." CARLTON CINEMA DE LUXE, Oxford Street, Swansea. TO-DAY from 11 till 10.30. CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE. THE BATTLE OF -r i « »- -and re ZEPPELIN DISASTER Tha CARLTON GRAND ORCHESTRA will Play Each Day from 11 till 10.30. E L Y S I U M. High Street, Swansea. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The BARISCOURT AFFAIR (In Acts). GREED.—GAUMONT GRAPHIC.- LITTLE LADY LAFAYETTE (Comedy). -SEPTEMBER MOURNING (L-Ko Comedy) Thurs. Next-The Children of the GhettQ. Commencement of the Great Circus Serial, Peg o' the Ring. ROYAL THEATREJ Wind Street. Continuous Performance Daily, 2.30-till-li. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. TRAPPED BY LONDON SHARKS, A Great Drama in Five Parte. ZEPPELIN DISASTER shown in PATHE GAZETTE. GREED (Chap. 18), and Eull Programme. Sept. 14, 15 and 16— I THE BATTLE Of THE SOMME. TENDERS WANTED. rpENDERS are invited for DRIVING CROSS MEASURE from Groen to Big Vein. Dimen6ions 10ft. x 8ft., dipping 3in. per yard. Approximate distance, 30 yards. Hand boring. Also another Cross Mem?re from Pumpquart to Triquart Seam, 7tft. x 6ft., rising 18in. per yard. Approximate distance, 190 yards. Power drills. Apply The AMMANFOKD COLLIERY Co., Ltd., Pontybe-rem. TENDERS are invited for DRIVING a DRIFT from the Five Feet Seam to the Six Feet Seam. Distance to be driven, 240 yards more or less, dipping 18. inches to the yard. Width of drift at base, 12 feet; above tram, 10 feet; near roof, 8 feet. n Hei ght above rail, 7 feet. run particulars to be obtained from the Manager, LOUGHOR COLLIERY CO. (1910), LTD., Caeduke Colliery, Loughor. PONTARDAWE UNION. r TO TRADESMEN AND OTHERS. WEE Guardians of the Pontardawe Union JL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE to persons rous of CONTRACTING for the Sup- ply of Meat, Grocery, Tea and Coffee, Clothing, Drapery, Boots, £ oal, Ironmon- gery, etc., to be delivered at the Work- house, Pontardawe, for the Six Months ending 31st March, 1917, to deliver to the Clerk to the Guardians, on the form pro- vided, Sealed Tenders for same, endorsed Tender for before twelve o'clock noon on Saturday, the 23rd day of September, 1916. Samples of such articles as admit there- of to be sent to the Workhouse on Sat?r? day, the 23rd instant, and each eample must be marked with the name of the r person tendering. The Guardians do not bind themselves ¡ to accept the lowest or any Tender, apd l reserve the right to accept any Tender in its entirety or any portion of the Tender. Security may be required for the due performance of the Contract. WYNDHAM LEWIS, Clerk to the Guardians. Dirion Offices, Pontardawe, Glam., 7Lti September, 1916. EDUCATIONAL. THE MUNICIPAL SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFTS, ALEXANDRA-ROAD, SWANSEA. Director—W. GRANT MURRAY, A.R.C.A. (Lond.). SESSION COMMENCING MONDAY, 11th SEPTEMBER, 1316. The Instruction given in tho School includes— ARCHITECTURE, PAINTING, SCULP- TURE, DESIGN & CRAFT SUBJECTS. COURSES. 1.—Courses for Professions: Architecture,! Sculpture, Painting, and Design. 2.—For the Training of Art Teachers. 3.-Drawing Diploma Courses for School Teachers. 4.—Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint, etc. 5.—Miniature Painting. 6.- -Architectural Course for Architects" Pupils, etc. 7.—Monumental Sculpture. B.-XVoo(i Carving and Gesso Work. 9.Painting, Decorating, and Sign- writing. 10.—Jewellery, Enamelling, and Decora- tive Metal W«ork. 11.—Embroidery and Art Needlework. 12.-Lace Making. 13.—Sketching from Nature.* 14.—Classes for General Art Education. FEES FOR EVENING CLASSES. Whole Session (3 terms), per Term, 5s. For Day Students' Fees, see School Prospectus. Prospectus, giving full particulars of Classes, Free Admissions, Prizes, Scholar- ships, etc., may be obtained free on ap- plication at the Education Offices, 9, Grove-place, or at the Glynn Vivian Art G.aHer-, Alexandra-road, Swansea. A. W. HALDEN (Secretary). Education Offices, Swansea. 4th September, 1916. BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. INTERMEDIATE AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION. BOYS' SCHOOL. Headmaster—J. Trevor Owen, M.A. The XEXT TERM will commence on THURSDAY, the 14th SEPTEMBER, 1916. The ENTRANCE EXAMINATION will be held at the GRAMMAR SCHOOL on WEDNESDAY, the 13th SEPTEMBER, at 9.0 a.m. The HEADMASTER may be seen by parents at the School on WEDNESDAY, the 13th SEPTEMBER, between 9.0 and 12.0 noon. GIRLS' SC-HOOL. Headmistress—Miss L. M. Benger, M.A. The NEXT TERM will commence on THURSDAY, the 11th SEPTEMBER, 1916. The ENTRANCE EXAMINATION will be held at the GIRLS' SCHOOL, WAL- I TER-KOAD, on WEDNESDAY, the 13th SEPTEMBER, at 9.30 a.m. The HEADMISTRESS may be seen by parents at the School on WEDNESDAY, the 13th SEPTEMBER, between 9.30 and 112 noon. Entrance- Forms and Prospectuses can I be obtained at the Secretary's Office, Grammar School. W. JAMES, Secretary. PUBLIC NOTICES. AMELIA ANN WATTS, Deceased. TJURSUANT to the Statute 22nd and 23rd Victoria, Chapter 35, intituled An Act to further Amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees," NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all CREDITORS and other Persons having any DEBTS, CLAIMS, or DEMANDS against the Estate* of AMELIA ANN ￼ WATTS late of 2, Ken&ingt??-terrace, in th<? County Borough of Swaua, Widow of the Probate Division of HiS Majesty's High Court of Justice, on the 28th day of Janu- ary 1916 by the Executors therein named) are hereby required to send particulars, 111 writing, of their Debts, Claims, or Demands to me the undersigned, as solici- tor to the said Executors on or before the 1st day or October 1916, after which date the said Executors will proceed to distri- bute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, hav- ing regard only tQ the Debts, Claims, and Demands of which they sliall thenliav, had notice, And that they will not be liable for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person or persons of i whose Debt, Claim, or Demand they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 1st day of September, 1916 F. POOLE WOOD, 19, York-street, Swansea, Solicitor for the said Executors. West Wales Association of Brass Bands. The 15th Annual CHAMPIFInÕNTEST I I PONTARDULAIS, I On Saturday, September 16th. OVER 250 IN PRIZES, I Together with the ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUPS and j SHIELD. ¡' RECORD ENTRIES! PROMISE OF MOST EXCITING CONTESTS!! < President-Jphn Williams, Esq., J.P, Jud,e A. E. Lawton, Esq., Leicester. r MARCH COMPETITION 3.38 p.m. sharp. S ( Also Great Ambulance Competition, Tug of War, Rustic Sports, etc. PROCEEDS IN AID OF LOCAt HEROES FUND. LATE TRAINS FOR ALL PARTS. 1"ull particulars frQIn DAVID LEWIS, Glaslwyn, and J, RUll ti MORGAN, Swap«ea-ropd, Joint Han. Spes. ORYN, PORT TAL130T. A Grand EISTEDDFOD On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1916. AiijudUa-tona.—Musie John Price rsq., Rhyir hey anil Ben Hughes. Esq., Q. and L., Lilrndoro; Rev. Evan Bevies Gwaunoacffurvven. CHIElf! ITEMS. pen to Male. Indies, and Mixed -C-hoim (not under 45 in number) Own with Chair for Con- duotor and Xildal for Seoretarlr. Champion Solo (Own Selection). JE1 1 with Gold Medal (kindly given by A. G. C.Ia.re, q., i mailer, Popt Talbot). Secretaries: Jim Plreace & T. H. Williams Br;vurntre.et. Bryn. Pen Taihot. SALES BY AUCTION. I FIRST ANNUAL SHEEP SALE. GOWERTON AUCTION MART. Highly Important Sale of Breeding Ewes, Slock Wether Lambs and Rams. Messrs. James and James, F.A.I., "WILL hold their FIRST ANNUAL SALE OF STORE STOCK, at the, GOWERTON AUCTION MART (adjoin- ing the Railway Stations), on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 1916, when they will offer about 800 Sheep, viz.: 500 BREEDING EWES, comprising Shrop- shires, First Cro..gp Shropshires, Kerrvs, Hill and Mountain Sheep; 275 STORE, WETHER & EWE LAMBS; 25 RAMS AND RAM LAMBS. Sale to cpniir^nce promptly at 2 p.m. Credit on Conditions'. Auctioneers' Offices: 7, Goat-street, Swan- sea. Telephone: 172 Docks. CARREG CENNEN HOME FARM, TRAPP, LLANDILO (Distant 2 Miles from Derwydd-road Sta- tion, and it Miles from Llandilo). A Highly Important Unreserved Sale of Pure-Bred Shorthorn Cattle of the BEST MILKING STRAIN, SHIRE, COLLIER, and THOROUGHBRED HORSES, SHEEP, PIGS, POULTRY, IMPLEMENTS, DAIRY UTENSILS and SURPLUS FURNITURE, HAY, CORN, and ROOT CROPS. MESSRS. William and Waiter James, F.A.I., A RE favoured with instructions from LeW18 N. Powell, Esq., J.P., who is giving up his Home Farm, to SELL by AUCTION on the oremises, aa above, on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th, 1916, the whole of his Valuable LIVE STOCK, viz.:— 31 CATTLE—Comprising 14 Dairy Cows, 3 In-Calf Heifers, 1 Two-year-old Bull, 6 Bull Calves, 7 Heifer Calves. 10 HORSES-4 Shire Mures, 2 Thorough- bred Colts, 4 Collier Colts and Fillies. 17 SHEEP, including 1 uffolk Y carling ]Rani. 11 PIGS and 3-5 GEESE. A Large Assortment of IMPLEMENTS and DAIRY UTENSILS. 2 Acres of SWEDES, 2 Acres of WHEAT, 5 Acres of OATS and MIXED CORN, and aftout 60 Toutiof HAY. Luncheon at 12 Noon. Sale immediately I after. Terms-Six Months' Credit on Condi- tions. Auctioneers' Offices: Frondeg, Lian- gqdot-k, and 7, Goat-street, Swansea. Note.—Full detailed Catalogues may be I. had from the Auctioneers. UPLANDS. IN THE COUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. Important Sale of a Very Desirable and Well-Constructed Leasehold Villa Resi- dence. Messrs. Bowen and Evans A RE instructed to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HOTEL METROPOLE, SWANSEA, on WEDNES- DAY* SEPTEMBER 13th, 1916 (subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produced), the following Very Desirable and Convenient Leasehold Dwelling-house, Situate and being known as No. 16, MIRADOR CRESCENT, UPLANDS, SWANSEA. The property is held by way of Lease for a term of 99 years from June 24th, 1894 (less the last day thereof), at an Annual Ground Rent of Jd 6s. 6d. The \f)n« "p.nj; Further particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of the Auctioneers at; their offices, Salubrious Chambers, Swansea; or of Mr. A. J. Puntan, Solici- tor, Fisher-street, Swansea. SWANSEA and SKETTY. Sale of Properties eituato in good Class Localities, well let and affording an excellent opportunity of Securing Pro- fitable Investments. Mr. J. Barron Pascoe F.S.I., F.A.I., .H AS received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HOTEL CAMERON, on TUESDAY, the 26th day of SEPTEMBER, 1916, at 3 o'clock p.m. prompt, in Four Lots (subject to Con- ditions of Sale to bo then and there pro- duced), the following Valuable Leasehold Dwelling-houses, Lot 1.—All that Very Desirable Lease-li hold Dwelling-house, Garden and Pre- rniaes, situate and being No. 4, BROOK- < LANDS-TERRACE, SWANSEA, in the; 1 occupation of Mr. W. Coutts, at the 1 rental of £32 per annum. The accoinmo- dation comprises: 3' Reception-rooms, 6 j Bedrooms, Dressing-room, Bathroom, w.c., i Kitchen, Scullery, Good Cellar, 4ptl the i 1 usual Domestic Offices. The property is held under an Underlease from the 23rd March, 1887, for the tiortn of Bq} years, at ] the Annual Ground Rent of £4 6s. 2d. Lot 2.-A11 that Well-built Leasehold Dwelling-house, Shop and Premises, sitii- ite and being No. 6, TRAFALGAR- PLACE, BRYNMILL, SWANSEA, in the )ceupation of Mr. H. Jenkins, at the veekly rent of 12s. 6d, Landlord paying iiates and Taxes. The accommodation ■om prises: Shop, Sitting-room, Kitchen, ( krullery, Bathroom, w.c., 3 Bedrooms. The G iroperty is held under a Lease from the 14th May, 1893, for a term of 99 year? at I I m Annual Rent of ? Sd.. r •M>t J.-All that Colivoniently-situated Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises, situate and being No. 6, FFYNONE- TREET, SWANSEA, in the occupation of Mr. S. Smith, at the weekly rental of 9s., Tenant paying Rates and Taxes. The accommodation comprises: Parlour, Kit- chen, Scullery, Bathroom, 3 Bedrooms. The property is held under an Underlease from the 25th March, 1858, for a term of 99 years (less three days) at an Annual Ground Rent of Sl 15s. Lot ,to-All that Very Desirable Semi- Detached Long Leasehold Dwelling-house, Garden and Premises, situate and being known as "HOLMEWOOD," GOWEH- ROAD, PEXYHHEOL, SKETTY, in the occupation of Mr. W. Thomas, at the weekly rent of 12s., landlord paying Rates and Taxes. The accommodation conv- prises: Sitting-room, Kitchen, Scullery, Bathroom, w.c., 3 Bedrooms. The house stands bapk off the main road from Swan- sea to Gmver, aT41 has a 14rge Garden ilk rear. Held for a term of 999 years from the 29th tfeptember, 1911, at an Annual Ground Rent of £ 3. Further particulars may be obtained as to Lots 1 and 4 of Me?rs. T. W. James and Co., Solicitors, ?4, Oo4t-str4?t, sea Lot 2, of Mrft. Adler and Ferowqe, Solicitors, 46-47, London Wall, London, E.C.; Lot 3, of Mr. W. A. Davies, Solicitor, Rutland-street, Swansea; and with Ordere to View of Mr. J. Barren Pascoe, 6, Col- lege-street, Swansea. LLANGYFELACH MART and Monthly Pig Market, I on MONDAY NEXT. 1 SUNDAY SERVICES. WESLEY CHURCH, Sketty ANNIVERSARY SERVICES Of the ahnv-e Church will be held TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), SEPT. 10th. Morning Service at 11 o'clock. —Preacher: Rev. HERBERT C. FLOYD, The Newly-appointed Superintendent Min- ister to the Swansea Circuit. Evening Service at 6.30.-Preacher: Rev. A. W. WARDLE. Special Offertories at each Servioe in Aid of the Trust Funds. BETHESDA, Abertawy. CYNHELIR CYFARFODYDD BLYMYQDOL. Yr Eglwys Uchod Y Sul a Nos Lun, Medi 10 a'r 11, Disgwylir i bregethu y Parch, R. B. JONES, YNYSH/R. Yr Oedfaon y Sul am 11, 2.30 a 6.38, a Nos Lun am 7 o'r gloch. CROESAW SIRIOL I BAWB. CALFARIA Treforis. Cyfarfodydd Harcer-Blynyddol Nos Sadwrn, Sul a NosLun, Medi 16, 17, 18 Gwasanaetiir gan Parch. W. S. Jones, lvrynypia, a Parch Hermas Evans, Libanus, Cwmbwrla Oedfaon i ddechreu N<s Sadwrn am 7; Sul am 11, 2 a 5.30; a NosLun am 7 o'r gloch. SALES BY /UCTION. BRYNDERWEN," DERWEN-ROAD, ALLTWEN, POSTARD A WE. Astley Samuel, F.A.I., HAS received instructions from the owners to SELL ly PUBLIC AUC- TION, on THURSDAY, 21st SEPTEM- BER, 1916, Household Furniture AND EFFICTS. Some of the principal ienis being: Drawing-room Sette, Drawing-room Chairs, Mahogany Waslstands, Mahogany Dressing Tables, Blacl and Brass Bed- steads, Mattressss, Chets of Drawers Walnut Sideboard, Conmode, Overman- tels, Mahogany Hall Stand, Mahogany Cheffoniores, Majugany Couch, Leather Top Table, Amerian docker, Oak Pem- broke Table, ialahigany Pembroke Table, Oak Dresser, Walmt Dining Table, Mats, Lamps, Large Nunher of Books, Bedroom "Ware, Fire Curbs and Irons, Umbrella Stand, Brass Pole, Pictures, Kitchen Tables, Kitchen Ohairs, Zinc Baths, Kitchen Utensils, aVln Mower, Garden Tools, Wheelbarrow etc., etc. Goods on View Mrnirg of Sale. Sale to commence a 2 p.m. Terms Cash. Auctioneer's Office, King's Chambers, Swartsea. PUQLIC JOTICE. THE NATIONkL MISSION. TE REV. WILLliM TEMPLE, M.A., Rector of St.James', Piccadilly, will pnch in ST. MA R Y S o t% r% A-4. > ocnT 49, at 7.5 p.m. The Lord Bishoi of St. David's will Attend he Service. W. TALBrr RICE, near of Swansea. SWANSEA RURALOSTAICT COUNCIL GARNGOCH ISOLA ION HOSPITAL. APPOINTMENT IF ASSISTANT NUR, THE above Council invite applications + for the positior of ASSISTANT N URSE at the above lospital, pituate at Fforestfach, near Swansea. The salary will be iEJ5 per annum, with uniform, and rations, and laundry allow- ance. Applications, ststijg age, experience, stc., together with ocpics of three recent testimonials to be forwarded to nje, the undersigned, not laer than Monday, the 5th day of September, 1916. Dated this 7th dar of September, 1916. EDWAID HARRIS, Clerk. District Council Offees, 32, Alexaml ra-road Swansea. EIFTEECI'ODWTR PLEASE NC/TE. THE AhNUAL AMMANFORD CHAIR EISTEDDFOD will beheld SATURDAY, SE°T. 30th, 1916. CHIEF CHORAL. D,,((ii%n Dyn sydd fel GlasweDtyn,' XIO ana Silver Oup, value £2 Hh. Already a large DUmlCr of choirs have signified their intention of competing. G&lLIiREN'S CHOIR, "l Singr Becausp I Love to Sing," 2 31rinea and Silver (JuD. vaii?e X2 10s. F-nll particulars from Secretary. Mr. D. J. Da vi, "Gwyddfa." THRiE CROSSES CHAPEL. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above place on f SATURDAY, NOV. 4th, 1916. Ohiet Itc-mø-La,dies' Choit: 1st Pnae, £ 3 3s. Zn1 Prize, £ 1 Is. Oh^mpion Solo zel 16.; Solo apd citatíoll. lis. 6d. each frcprammes to be obtained from the ec. retaries: Glyn Thomas, Ael-v-Bryn, Three Crosses, near Dunvant; Aubrey Bowen' l^urei^, Three Crosses. -_u- INDEr™i»WO BOKAeiT8a: ^j$ig • THE TENTH ANNUAL CHURCH PARADE will take place on SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. HI, 191& Starting at 2.15 p.m. from the G.W.R. Sta- tion for Argyle Chapel, wllen LQC Rev. R. G. JONES (of Liverpool), will deliver an Adress to the Children. The Procession, heildød by the Solvation Army Band, will proceed on the following route :-High-street, Mariner-street. Old and Orchard-streets, Waterloo-street. Orange-street, Nelson-street. Singleton, street, Westerp-street, and Argyle-straet- District Office, 71. Mansel-terrace, Swansea. AMMANFORP RECREATION GROUNDS. Saturday, September 16th, 1916. HORSE & FOOT RAGES, ENTRIES CLOSE SEPT. 9th. Particulars from Secretary. > SUNDAY SERVICES. Preachers in Swansea To-morrow. Twelfth Sunday After Trinity. # BAPTIST. Pantygwydr Church.—11 a.m. and 6.31V p.m. Preacher: Rev. A. Beynon Phillips. Evening Subject: For Fame or Faith?" Mount Zion Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. E. Worthing. Sunday School and Bible Classes 2.45. Tabernacle Chapel.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. R. J. Willoughby. Sunday School and Bible Classes 2.45. Mount Pleasant Chapel, Swansea.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Grange Bennett. Memorial Baptist Church, W<er-road. -11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. G. J. Harris, Port Talbot. St. Helen's Chapel, Madoe-ftreet.-Il a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. W. Causton. Sunday School at 2.45. Mount Calvary, Manselton.-Preaclier at 11 and 6.30: Rev. W. F. Knight. CONGREGATIONAL. Mansetton English Church, Manselton-rd. -11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Ben Davies (Maesteg). Sunday School & Bible Classes at 2.30. Walter-roacj Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. T. Hywel Hughee, M.A., B.D., Bishop Stortford. Carmarthen-road Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. Phillips (Pastor). Sunday School at 2.30. 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.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Thoo. Sinclair Evans (Pastor). St. Paul's Church.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. J. Gilbert Rees. Sunday School at 2.45. CALVINISTIC METHODIST. Ale*andra-road Chapel.-ii a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Mr. Moss, St. Thomas, Swansea. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rhyddings Park Chapel, Rhyddings Park- road.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. E. P. Hughes (Pastor). Terrace-road Church.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. B. Evaiia. Suaday School at 2.45 p.m. CHRISTADEUPHIAN. Christadelphian Meeting Room, St. Helen's-road.—6.30 p.m. Subject: The Holy Spirit," by Mr. E. A. Ruesell, Landore. PRIMITIVE METHODIST. Primitive Methodist Church, Pell-street.- Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. Preacfter: Mr. C. H. Hicks. PRESBYTERIAN. St. Andrew's Church, St. Helen's-rohd.- 11 a.m., Rev. R. Greanshields, M.A., B.D.; 6.30 p.m., Mr. Owen Enoch, M.A. THE FORWARD MOVEMENT. Central Hall, Orch.rdtroot.-ll a.m. and 6.30 p.m., Rev. W. Watkin Williams. Memorial Service to pte. Ernest Tooze. UNITED METHODIST. Oxford-street Church,-Preaebier. Rev. F. Sparrow. 11 a.m., From Antioch to Swansea H; 6.30 p.m., The Nemesis of Neglect." Visitors Heartily Invited. WELSH BAPTIST. Capel Gbmer.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Mr. G. Gorton Davies, Car- diff College. Sunday School at 2.45. Solo by Master Arthur Evans, Ferndale WELSH CONGREGATIONAL. Wrt!iM!1£VftYäd gascar. Ysgol 2.15. Y Tabernacl, Treforis.-Il a 6 o'r gloc4. Pregethwr: Parch. J. J. Williams (Gweinidog). YsgoRon am 2. WESLEYAN. Wesley Chapel, College-,streat.-Morning at 11: Rev. A. W. Wardle; Evening at 6.30: Rev. H. C. Floyd. Brunswick.-Preacheris: Morning at 11: Rev. R. W. Green; Evening at 6.30: Rev. R. G. James. VTHER SERVICES. Libanus Old Chapel.-The Faith Mission Pilgrims, Mi Chgney and Evans, will hold Services on Sunday Evening at 7.30, and Every Evening at 7.30 dur- ing the week. Hearty Welcome to All. Albert Hall, Swansea.—11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Oscar Snelling. beats All Free. Gospal Hall, Gieorg"treet.-(D.V.) &I Gospel Meeting will- be held .t 6.30 p.m. All are Invited. BROTHERHOOD MEETINGS. Y..M.C.A.-3.p.m., Brotherhood. Speaker; Mr. B. J. Edwards. Vocalist, Mr. W. J. Williams. Accompanist: Miss Lilian Stratum, A.R.C.M. All Men Welcome. ¡ Pantygwydr.—At 3 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Herbert Morgan (Sketty). Chairman, Mr. T. D. A Hearty Invitation to All Men. Strangers Heartily Invited. Sketty (Wesley Chapel).—At 3 p.m. Speaker: Rev. Herbert Floyd. Sub- ject: The Daily Round." Chairman Mr. Wm. Heath- F?ell-street.—3 to 4. Chairman, Mr. E. Owen, B.A. Speaker: Mr. C. H. Hicks (Gorseinon) Wanselton.-At 3. Speaker: Rev. W. F. Knight. Soloist, Mr. D. J. Rosser, j Llansamlet. j Nesley.-Sppaker: Mr. W. G. Griffiths. Chairman, Mr. J. Thomas. ( Sun lrisqs 6.27, Sun Sets 7.28. 1 Lighting-up Time, 7.58. ] tSubiluQ Rights visible from the sea gt 7.61. t Subdue other Lights at 9.28. High Water To-day, 4.20 a.m., 4.:i1 p.m. £ King's Dûck-ft. 3in. a.m., 35ft. 7in. p.m. c To-morrow, 5,28 a.m., 5.499 p.m.
I WILL THE GERMAN SHORTEN HIS LINE? The message which a British cor- respondent at army headquarters was allowed to send through yester- day giyee immediate interest to a, question which must be present in the mid oi every man who follows «ueh quotations from the enemy press as are telegraphed from Hol- i land. It is: are tho dapreAse4 ar- ticles meant to break gently to the Germans the imperative necessity for a shortening of the line in the West? The German press is well under the heel of the military power. There is not much liberty left to the British press to- day, but our journals still retain, and will retain, the right to apeax truth, even though at times it is necessary not to state all the truth. We caimofe conceive an enemy journal grousing against autho- rity—unless under order. P. a hind the pessimism of the extracts from the German press given us this week is a reason. The Gerrnan publicity machine is working with some definite purpose in view.. The Berliner Tageblatt," when it seeks to raise the hair of its readers by a realistic account of the terrors on the Somme, and the inferiority of the German artillery, has an- other purpose in mind than the sup- plying of vivid news. Whilst the hand is that of its correspondent, the director is not in the newspaper office but at Stan Headquarters. And their master's voice speaks in dismal tones through the whole German press. What is the object? I Firstly it may be an apology fOJ; the mistaken line taken at the end of July, when all Germany was as- sured that tho danger on the Somme had been overcome. It was de- clared, a month ago, that the ad- vance was dead. Instead, the danger has increased, the ad- vance has gone on. Something had to be done in the way of explana- tion; and the principle explanation appears to be that the Allies have massed a preponderance of guns. Secondly, it is suggested in some quarters that it may be the de- pressed tone of the enemy journals depression, we may be perfectly sure, under orders—is adopted to prepare the German mind for an attempt to shorten the lines in the west. The British correspondent to whom we have referred, speaking of the curious fact that af ter the cap- ture of Guillemont there was only a heavy howitzer barrage put up by the German, and no whiz-bangs" sent over, comments that this means either that the field artillery has withdrawn beyond range from apprehension of the guns falling into our hands, or as the prelimi- nary to a general withdrawal. Not much is to be said in favour of the latter! A general withdrawal is not an easy operation, even if the ground given up is small. The theorists who cling to the hope that this is what is about to happen, lose sight for the moment of the fact that a withdrawal is a vast business after practically two years in one position; that it meatis the removal of mountains of stores, the aban- donment of much material, the making of new rail-heads and ad- vanced bases. And a withdrawal cannot be a sectional affair. A re- retirement from the Somme front is likely to mean a disturbance of the whole western line, and when we re- member that a retirement could be effected only at appalling cost in life and material, we do not feel in- clined to think that the new tone of the German press leads up to that idea. No., the Germans are not likely to retire to a shortened front —yet. Affairs have not reached that desperate stage with them. Mr. Belloc, a reliable guide when he is not engaged in bewildering he is not c--n gag ed Iin bewl l(l.i-n- says, this week, all that 4 eivitiaii out,side ijhe secrets of General Head- quarters' can say. It is not desir- able to indulge in speculations as to the ultimate strategical purposes we are aiming at, in oonjunctioa with the French; but he disposes of the crude notion that it is to be our fate to be for ever fighting for the possession of this village and that, reconquering France from the in- vader yard by yard. It is not the object of the Allies to acquire nar- row and long belts of ground alone, nor even to reduce one by one suc- cessive lines as the enemy construct them. It is their object to maintain -in unbroken superior pressure upon a certain chosen sector of the enemy's front, and to* keep this pressure at such a high "potential (to borrow a term from physical science), that the enemy sh..¡Jl be compelled to concentrate here a very large fraction of his available effectives, that his loss shall give him increasing anxiety, That the perpetual necessity of resting and replacing men under such a strain shall exhaust his numbers, and that he shall be prevented altogether, or perilously hampered, in his at- tempt—which must come sooner or later—to save his diminishing re- sources by a retirement that- would shorten his line. Our supremacy in long-range fir- ing would lead to fearful enemy losses were he to resolve upon a withdrawal. The parallel of the Gallipoli evacuation will not do. For the eyes of our army never sleep. Day and night we get to know what the enemy is doing. And once we saw him on the move we. could send disaster into his arrav. The Somme pictures that have been shown in Swansea this week give some sort of an idea what our heavy guns can do. No one who sees, upon the screen, the representation of that awful barrage we raised on July 1st will ever forget it. What then is the actual scene like The writer stood on a hillside behind the lines some weeks ago, upon a dazzling August afternoon when nature seemed in her most gracious mood. The corn, planted in late spring by the dauntless women and children of France, upon a slope perilously open then to German fire, awaited the scythe of the mower. Even to the edges of the old trenches it grew, even amid the barbed-wire entangle- mentis that were mute witnesses of old fighte. One looked over the val- ley where the Virgin and child gazed < downwards upon the ruin of Pic- ardy's -Jerusalem—for this town has J been for centuries a place of pious j pilgrimage—over to the scarred land where so many thousands of I our lads had fallen. Save for the 1 white lines across country where jt was scored by the trenches, and the t sentinels watching in the skies, it ( waa hard to discover., the £ moment, a sign of war. Presently on the clearly-defined horizon, some- where beyond Pozieres and t-owarcli (Tu-illeii-iont, a white cloud in the air, then another, and another. The battle had re-opened. One caught the fire-spit of the guns, then their boom, then the rushing message of the shells, and finally saw their de- livery on and behind the German trenches. Soon the horizon was curtained in smoke, and one knew; that death was raining in upon thE) enemy in a most terrible shape. An: awesome spectacle—but merely ani afternoon incident, dismissed in thef British communique, one noted later on, in some such lines as these i During 'the day, there was greafi artillery activity on our part." Imagination fails to conjure up the scene that would be presented were our guns trained on a foe seek- ing to retire to new lines. The prob. abilities are that the Boche will hang on until the situation grows really precarious. It is scarcely, that yet. The four massed attacks south of the Somme reported irL, Friday's French communique reveal that he has not given up the hopei that he can retrieve his position, ce at worst, steady his line where it now stands. Although lie knows in his heart that his star is de- scending, he is far from being beaten. We spoke this week of the physique of the German prisoners ￼ taken lately, and controverted the I tale that the enemy wa? now mad<? up of very young and old men. Con, firmation of our contention is con- tained in a message, from one of thd press correspondents printed this • morning. He declares that he saw a large body of prisoners—some 700 -drawn up in marching order. On the whole they looked a formidable lot of men. There were many young and weedy ones among them and some well over 40. A large pro- portion, however, were sound and stalwart men. But the correspon- dent tells us that it is by no means the best-Looking men among them who always fight the best, nor the puny who are the readiest 'to sur- render. Again and again parties \.1! three or four of our men-un-l kempt, dirty, and great-hearted- have rounded up batches of Ger-: mans much exceeding themselves in number.. We print to-day an Amsterdam; telegram which reveals the fact thak the new chief of the German Genertr Staff, Marshal Von Hindenburg, Is now visiting-for the first time it is ,said-the Western Front. He has a pretty problem to solve. As the Times points out, the new commander has to live up to his reputation as a thruster," on pairB of being flung down from his pedes- tal and following his predeceesoc into obscurity. But thruster though he be, it is plain to the merest civilian that he cannot thrust upon all fronts at onee. He must take his choice between the .F'list- the est, arid it seems probable may impi. tnvj liiast the less unhopeful of the two. The problem before him, if he doea make this choice, is to get togethei a force strong enough to strike a crushing blow there without hope- lessly weakening his li,nes in France; and Belgium. The old man has the most ter- rible task which has ever faced a military commander. He will see, on the Western Front, our gun mastery. Our heavies have no rivals. We are told to-day that, above all other places the sur- roundings of Trones Woods arc mac- adamised with German shell-casesi and fragments, which are restored1 to missile work by the explosion of other shells. And we fire even more and much heavier shells than the enemy! That is (and will be) "the chief reason why we are moving forward, in spite of the hill, and the enemy is moving backward. Add to that the exultant spirit of our soldiers. The men are said to be fighting with a sense of victory which is half the battle. They feel, rightly or wrongly, that they have the German on the run at last, and that by getting hard on to him, taking all risks, they will keep him running. Let us trust that they will; but do not let us allow our hopes to run headlong. W e face an astute and crafty foe., The first week of Von Hindenburg as generalissimo has been hapless. Even the claim made with regard to Rumania has been riddled. And with Brusidloff again on the move, with Sarrail patiently waiting his hour in the Balkans, with Cadorn3 preparing another blow against the miserable Austrians, destiny seems closing in upon the breakers of the world's peace. The K^er is re- ported t-o have come to Com hIes to exhort his troops to resistance. One sees him gazing at nightfall at the flaming skies, an d one wonders whether he needs; an interpreter ol the messages of light filling the heavens. mene, k.el, upharsin.
A SOLDIER'S BURIAL. In Monday's Leader will appear an article hy J.D.W. describing a soldier's burial behind the lines.
SHUTTUeCOCKED GERMANS. Berna, Thursday. — La Depeche states that German troops had been withdrawn from- the western front and were on the way to the eastern front when the latest lhhase of the Somme off- enstva alarmed the German General Staff, whose expert, committing yet another ks-tiani4iog erpor, had judged the British and French armies to be too exhaasted to makeinore attaeks. Tese German troops were hastily sent back to stem the Somme ad vajice.—Wire- less Pre^.
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