I THE SCROLL OF FAME I r Swansea Valley Soldier I Killed by Shrapnel. I Official news has been received at his ) hor" of the death in action in France, on ? ?oember 27th last, of Pte. Bees J. Bees, ??Lsh R?gim?nt, of Pantyreithyn, Craig- ?nparc. In a letter to decfa?ed?s sister, &c..oout. Statham wrote" It ie with <?at regret I write to tell you of the ^eath of your brother, Pte. R. T. Reee, "10 was killed in action to-day. He was standing by my side at the time, so I saw how he was killed. He received a shrap- i nel wound in the head, and died almost ÎlnmediatelY. It will console you to know that he had no pain." He was employed at the Clydach Mer- thyr Colliery. SWANSEA TEACHER'S KONOUR. I Lieut. E. R. Atkins M amongst those; *ho had the honour of being mentioned, In dispatches. Lieut. Atkins, who is a: Popular Gowertonian, was before the war Qu the staff of the Swansea Intermediate: School. PRORRESS OF LLANELLY oFFir-F-R- Lieut. A. C. Rees, eldest eon of Mr John superintendent, Llanelly,: been promoted to the rank of Acting I Engineer Lieut. Commander. I FROST BITTEN FEET. I Pte. Joe llenry, Welsh Guards, ha« • been invalided home owing to frost-bitten feet. Previous to joining the Army in September, 1914, he was a rollerman em- ployed at the Ashburnhain Tinplate ■ Works, Burryport. I CASUALTIES. I Welsh Officers. I Officially reported on Tuesday night r— Died of Woun&- Fortune, Sec.-lieut. B. L.. Royal Soots. Wounded: Edwards, Sec.-lieut. F. C.. Royal Horse Artillery. Kank and f lie. I Died: I Yeomanry.—Fox well, 2238. T., Carmar- I then. Wounded: Royal Berkshire Regiment.—Jones, 16298. W., Port Talbot. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry- -Thomas. 17938, E., Carmarthen. Missing: Welsh Guar&Davim 2024, E. W. Skewen.
BAD BOYS MADE GOOD. -p ￼ Good Work of Swansea I Ragged School Club. While Juvenile crime is being die-I cussed by that large section whose meteir is the comparatively easy one of the orator and the essayist, our old friend, Mr. David Meager busies himself with the more prac- tical, the more difficult side of this problem. What boys and girls want is to be given something to do. That is what Mr. Meager and a little band of sym- pathetic workers have been and are doing in a quiet way. The Boys' Club at the Ragged School'has been re-opened, and is doing great good. The boys are provided with° a place to play in, illustrated maga- zines, draughts, dominoes, and various other games; and thus equipped, are; found on the whole to be not wicked at all, but very good boys, who are quito ready to do the right things and who are jealous of the club's good name. If any of those who are anxious to re- duce juvenile crime have a spare shil- ling, any useful magazines they don't want, a gramophone, or a billiard table. iher-e is In opening or a visit to the club might mean for them a point or two en how to make bad boys good.
ACID STOMACHS CAUSE GAS-1 IRITIS AWD STOMACH ULCERSj SCIENTIST TELLS HOW TO NEUTRA- LISE TIDITY. j Until recently indigestion, ftatulence, I heartburn and gastritis were looked upon as proof that the stosnach was out of order. Careful investigation, however, by leading medical authority shows that fully ninety per cent. of all stomach trouble is primarily due to acidity of the contents t,f thestomach, and that when this acidity is neutralised, the trouble disappears, and the stomach regains its normal condition. Acid," sars a high authority, irri- tates the delicate lining of the stomach, and renders it unable to perform its func- tions properly; furthermore, continued acidity will inflame the membrane to such au extent that indigestion, gastritis, and even stomach ulcers ultimately result. Medical treatment, so long as acidity is present, can only temporarily 'relieve the symptoms; permanent benefit and com- plete relief can only be secured by neutra- lising the acid, thus giving Nature a chance to heal itself. Personally, I have secured remarkable results in even thef severest cases by the use of the well- known antacid, bisurated magnesia, and I strongly adviae anyone suffering from stomach trouble in any form to keep a little bisurated magnesia on hand, and take half a teaspoonful in a quarter of a glass of hot or cold water after each meal, or when the slightest distress is felt. It can be obtained from any chemist, givee immediate relief, and I have known it to cure chronic cases of many years' stand- ing, as well as tM most severe oases of bcute gastritis." Many readers will doubtless be anxious to try this excellent home remedy, and it will be well to remember that the product recommended is not the common form of magnesia sometimes used as an aperient, or even a mixture of bismuth and mag- nesia, but pure bistir(it d magnesia, which is something totally different. Genuine bisurated. magnesia can be ob- i tained of all high-class chemists at a cost qf 81- for a large bottle containing suffi- cient for about six u-eeks treatnient, every bsUis being accompanied by e binding guarantee of satisfaction or money back. —ADVT.
￼ HONOURS. WtTH M!UTARY HONOURS. With military honours, the funeral took place at Dauvgraig Cemetery on Wednes- day, of the late Pte. Frank Foster, of 27, Einley-strpet, St. Thomas. Deceased joined the Welsh Guards early last year, and went to the front a few months ago. Ho had been wounded and gassed, and was removed to Cardiff Hospital. He seemed to he recovering when he had a relapse, v.-ltich terminated in his death a few days since. The funeral was attended by a number of the East Side platoon of the Third Glamorgan V.T.C., who acted as bearers. The service was conducted by Mr. T. Morgan, of the Seamen's Mission. The mourners were: Mr. and Mrs- H. T. Foster (father and mother), Annie. Edie, and Elizabeth, Mrs. Boyes, Mefdames Thomas, Bevan, Humphries, and Jenkins, Messrs. S. Sheppard (manager Swansea branch of P. Bernasconie et Cie), and R. B. Brunt. There was a wreath from Messrs. Pascal, Bernasconi et Cie, where the deceased was employed, and another trom the parents. The deceased was a popular young man. There are two other brothers ftt the front.
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VICTORY WAR LOAN. An Assurance Co. Subscribes L530009000. Among the applications for the new War Loan announced on Tuesday were the following:— Commercial Union Assurance Co., and allied companies .£5,000,000 Messrs. J. Cory and Son, Ltd.. Cardiff (including conversions) £ 700,000 London and Lancashire Life and General Assurance Association. Ltd. (iJ3S9,000 new money) .£600,000 English and Scottish Law Life Assurance Office (< £ 300,000 new money) .£500,000 Victoria Falls and Transvaal Power Co., Ltd. (. £ 400,000 new money) .£500,000 LLANELLY. from the newspapers I find that Swansea claims to be ahead in Wales so far as investments in the Victory War Loan is concerned, but in looking over the items I find that i-200,000 belongs to a Llanelly firm. Perhaps the mayor will be good enough to take it out from Swansea. account." Thus spoke Ald. Nathan Grif- xitus at a meet-mg of the Lianclly Borough Financs Committee, when the mayor (Alderman D. James Davies) presided. The Town Clerk said the council some time ago converted their holdings into four-and-a-half per cent. stock, and the point now was whether they would in- struct him to convert this into the new Five per Cent. War Loan. It was decided to convert < £ 3,248 into the loan, and the clerk was instructed to report as to whether the council had any- thing to mortgage with the view to fur- ther investment. SWANSEA'S SHARE. Unveiling of Tell Tale Barometer. çc Mind, 1 am not going up the ladder," said the Mayor of Swansea when he ar- rived to unveil the new War Barometer which is now posted outside the Labour Exchange. Among the oompany were Mr. A. H. Thomas. J.P., Councillor W. Oweh, Mr. Ashmole (borough treasurer), Mr. J. Davies (market manager). Mr. Morgan (deputy borough accountant), Messrs. Hield, H. R. Wakefield, and Richard Watkins. The removal of the cloth from the barometer by the Mayor was the work of a moment, during which the photo-, graphar did his bit." The filling up of the barometer took longer, and as the quick-silver (P) rose to 700,000-800,000- 900,000! there was loud hand-clapping, which eerved the double purpose of ex- pressing appreication of Swansea's loyalty and accelerating bodily heat. The barometer is a gorgeous affair, some 10 feet in length, double red pillared, with the words Win the War Loan, Swansea's Share," in glaring red. The electric illumination produces a very attractive effect.
"THE FATEFUL HOUR." Prussian Leader on the Coming Clash. Amsterdam. Tuesday (received Wednes- day).—The Prussian Upper House met to- dav. The President, Count vop Arnim Boitzenburg, in the opening speech, ex- pressed the hope that the present year, despite a disappointing beginning, might bring peace. Referring to the rejection ef Germany's peace proposals, he said: The fateful hour of the German Empire is approach- ing. For the second time war has been declared on us by the will of the enemy. Our iron will shall turn into deeds, and the sharp steel of the keen sword in our hands shall hew the way to a prosperbus future
POOR BETHMANN! Enemies, but for King, Would Seize Him by the Throat. Amsterdam, Wednesday.—The fact that the Kaiser recently conferred on the Im- perial Chancellor hie latest creation of orders, the latter's enemies are again at work. They have rent out a new pam- phlet which, according to the "Vorwaerts" contains, inter alia, the following pass- ages:—" Jews and Social Democrats to-day govern Germany. Old country families, old officers, and official families, all those both in the country and in the towns who have the national spirit in the Prus- sian sense, are pushed aside and pressed to the wall. With sullen wrath and clenched fists they are looking on power- less, because one thing prevents them seizing the Chancellor, who is fatal to the nation, by the throat, and that is the loyalty which still sees this mischievous man the Minister of the King.—Reuter.
HUNGER IN HAMBURG. Spirit of People Broken," Says an Italian. An Italian gentleman of intelligence and culture who has lived 15 years in Hamburg has arrived at Milan (says a Tim" correspondent). He left Ham- burg a week ago, the Germans only per- mitting his departure on the fulfilment of all his business contracts. He states that the food crisis has be- come an obsession, and that all, excepting the wealthy classes, are feeling the pinch of hunger. As far as Hamburg is con- cerned, he states that the English blockade has already won the war. Butter, coffee, sugar, and fats are not to be had at any price, and bread is. absolutely un- palatable and is growing scarce. One egg a week is permitted. The principal food is now vegetable soup, but even potatoes are scarce. Marmalade and jams had helped until recently, when the Govern- ment ordered the sequestration of all fruits, fresh and preserved, for the Army. Many food riots have taken place in Ham- burg, especially at Christmas, when shops offering fowls and game (geese at S5) were everywhere rifled, and the police were un. able to do anything. My informant states that every eort and condition of man ie now accepted for the Army. His concierge, who was 49 years old and had been ill for years, was taken the other day, in spite of a doctor s cer- tificate. The last straw wae disillusion over the peace proposals. Theity, which had been beflagged and hopeful (the more cultured classes, however, did not hope), cank into grim melancholy, which to the Italian in question appeared appalling. The spirit of this people is broken," he stated in conclusion, and I, who have watched the change during the 30 months of war, maintain that there is no com- parison between the resistance of to-day and that of three months ago. Hunger is doing it."
WOMAN'S CUTENESS. One of the witnesses against a man who was sentenced at Old-trpet on Tues- day for stealing three rolls of cloth was Mrs. Bessie Solomons, who saw prisoner take the goods from her father's barrow. Unsuspectingly, he asked her to direct: him to someone of the name of Cohen, and she took him to some relatives of her own. There the man became alarmed and ran away, leaving the cloth behind him. Next day Mrs. Solomons saw him enter a coffee-shop, and called a con- stable. When, in answer to the magis- trates, the young woman admitted that this was her first attempt -at detecthe work. Mr. Wilberforce remarked, "Thm you h#»e done waty veil indeed.^ J
I SWANSEA'S YOUNG I HOPES. I Early History of the Compass. I The first proof that a compass was in existence in China many hundreds of years ago, is given in an interesting trans- lation from ancient Chinese books, dating back to the year 2,634 B.C. It was then called Tchi-nan, meaning compass, and the original name even to the present time remains unchanged. Du Halde, the author, also tells us that the Emperor Hoang-ti used this invention over 4,487 years ago to direct the march of the Imperial Army who succeeded by this means in gaining an advantage by surprising the enemy during a thick fog. On another occasion the author tells us that 2,983 years ago an Embassy reached China from Cochin, and I the Ambassadors had great difficulty in finding their wav to the Imperial Court. At their final audience, however, Tchcon-Kong gave them an instrument, one end of which pointed to the north and the other to the south, m that they might find their way home with less em- barrassment than they had experienced on their roi7fp to his dominions TAKING ONE'S BEARINGS. It is evident by this that the Chinese understood the power of the m-agnet for directive purpcfes long before other nations were aware of its existence. For it is a curious fact that bearings aTe soon lost on a v plain where there are no landmarks to guide, because every one unconsciously inclines to the right instead of keeping in a straight line. Travellers in strange lands who have had the mis- fortune to lose their oompass relate stories of how they have tramped for many weary miles, only to find tihey had unintention- ally completed a circle, and returned to the same spot without making any pro- gress. Some of these, alas, never return, but others, by watching the sun, get an idea of direction and gradually get out of their difficulties. MARINER'S COMPASS. In ancient times we alao read of the Ma riner's compass, the name of which in Welsh is "tywysfaen." It was used by the Phoenicians when they took their firs' voyage round Africa. They noticed that the sun was on the port side as they went south. But after rounding the Cape of Good Hope to the east side, and steering north, they of course found the «un rising on the starboard, and remarked that it must be a very strange country indeed, because even the sun rose in the wrong quarter. This proves the progress that has been made in modern days, for it is "ot ancient customs or organisations that count at the present time; but the valuable help froplv without cost, 119 in the Swansea Naval Brigade, to every boy by the Commodore (Lt. Jno. Hodgens) Instructor Chief Petty Officer Ashbury, Randma.ster Riddiford. Armourers W. Williams, D. Williams, G. Cadwalader, and Siaroal Instructor Botcher, to create self-respecting men in the future. Every boy there is taught the use 9f a mariner's compass, and most of them can repeat the :1" noiri tR off by heart. MARCHING. On the square opposite the Chamber 61 Commerce the boys were put through some very prpftv manoeuvres, including diagonal marching. A number of the boys are doing remarkably well, and a few of the competitors have gained an equal number of marks for the Commodore's medal. Every detail is noticed, and the bovs are taught to march correctly, in order to distribute their weight properly and troin an even balance. This will pre- vent them from feeling exhausted if neces- sitv oMiges them to walk a long distance LYRES. The coveted music badges have been dis- tributed to the winners by Bandmaster Riddiford, whose patient instruction ip now bearing fruit. T-Te, like all the other instructors, had many difficulties to over- come before satisfactory results could be obtained, and the Commodore warmly congratulates all the instructors on the snlendid work they have done. The device which the members of the band wear on their risrht arm is a lyre mounted on a background of scarW cWK Anchor's Weighed." C.L.B. NOTES. I IDEAL TRAINING FOR THE YOUTH. Sneaking last week about the alarming increase of juvenile crime in this country,' Mr C. E. B. Russell, chief inspector of reformatories and industrial schools, and chairman of the Home Office Committee appointed to investigate this question, I I made the following statement, to which all parents should attach extreme import- ance, as Mr. Russell is a man who knows what he is talking about By some means or other," he said. every boy of 12 and upwards should be made a member of some organisation which will provide for him healthy exer- cise, harmless amusement, fresh interest, discipline, and, most important of all. a religious motive^" TRAINING THE C.L.B. GIVES. In our midst to-day there are a large number of organisations for boys which give exactly the same sort of training as Mr. Russell stipulates of the largest and oldest of these is the Church Lads' Brigade Cadet Corps, branches of which are to be found all over the country and in the Colonies. Instructions in drills of all sorts, signalling, scoutinsr. tracking, ambulance, shooting, skirmishing, camp- ing, forming guards of honorur, etc.. is given the lads gratuitously by competent Ii oncers, whilst all sort of healthy boys' fames and shorts are indulged in. TEN-EI GHTEEN.. The ranks of the C.L.B. are thrown open to all Church youths from 14 to 18, while the Training Corps is for boys between j the ages of 10 and 14. It is, I think, the duty of parents to see that their boys are made members of some organisation such as iahe C.L.B., where they meet good com- panions and evade the many temptations of our streets. THE LOCAL BATTALION. The local battalion (1st St. David's Cadets) is going very strong just now, and there are in Swanefta and district nine flourishing companies, namely:—St. Gabriel's, St. James's, Landore, Morris- ton, Hafod, Sketty, Gowerton, Cwmbwrla, and Holy Trinity, and any local youth* wishing to become members of the C.L.B. should apply to the C.O. of one or other of theee companies, who wiN furnish them with any particulars they may require. The present is an excellent time to join up," as everything is in full swing, and some companies are holding parades or classes as many ae three or four nights each week. I HOLY TRINITY COMPANY. Last week I included in my notes ex- 1 tracts from the official reports made at the inspections of Gowerton and Cwm- | bwrla Company, and I stated these were the last for 1916. I now find, however, that I have not published a cony of Hal", Trinity Company's report, and this will b-3 found be low:—" This Company was well turned out. tlniforms clean and well put on. Carbines were in a good condition. Drill and physical exercises very good. On the whole the Company is in a very satisfactory condition.—W. Llew. Mortran, Lt.-Col." THE BATTALION BAND. Adjt. Williams is making arrangements II for the Ba ttalion Band to start practis- I ing at a very early date, and next week I hope to give aoBM turdwr particulars L forward.'
THE. CALL TO MINERS. j Official Contradiction of I Combing-Out Report. An official statement says:- The statements which appeared in the Press this morning with regard to the l release of miners for military service/ are unauthorised and in some material par- ticulars incorrect. An official statement will be issued later, but in the meantime it is necessary to contradict the statement that all melt of military age will be required to present themselves for medical examination. Only men belonging to certain classes are being required to present themselves for exami- nation, and of those only men who are passed for general service will be called up. Arrangements are being made to facilitate the supply of substitutes for the c-urfaoe men who may be called up. THE EARLIER MESSAGE. I Some London morning papers contained the following:— A large number of men are to be imme- diately released from the coal mines for military services. Government notices to this effect were received at every col- liery in Great Britain on Tuesday. The men to be called up include the following classes:— Those who have entered the mines since August 14, 1915. Surface workers or officiale supervis- ing such workers-ør than engine- men, pumpmen, weighmen, electricians, fitters and mechanics. Workers of military age employed in the mines, who during the last three months have lost on an average two or more shifts during a week from avoid- able causes. ANTHRACITE MINERS PLIGHT Starvation Wages Through Lack of I Tonnage. (By Our Mining Correspondent). I It is hoped that at the next, meeting of the Joint Coal Board for South Wales and Monmouthshire, the anthracite nlinem, appeal for the co-operation of the em- ployers in securing better tonnage appor- L tionments, will be agreed to, and that I some effective steps will be tal-en to alter the present state of things. The etarve- tion wages" which now prevail in the an- thracite area are seriously affecting the district, an.1 injuring the health of the wives and children of men who risk their lives in following an occupation which is essential to the carrying on of the coun-j try's industries. The decision now announced to "comb out" miners may be only intended to deal with actual absentees, but must of neoes-i sity affect the anthracite men, whose ear-II vices in the pits are merely those of half-timers and that through no fault of their own.
SCHOLARSHIPS. I Proposed Interchange of I Areas Scheme. The Federation of Education Commit- tees (Wales and Monmouthshire) have issued a circular urging the practical im- portance of interchange of scholarship children between different areas. It is pointed omt that for a child through change of the parents' residence, to be deprived of privileges he has won, is a hardship to hiip, and a loss to the coun- try. It therefore advocates mutual ar- rangements between educational authori- ties which would safeguard the child as I well as the financial position, and that without waiting for, or even seeking legislative force. This, it observes, would be in consonance with the provisions of I the Education Act, 1907. r
ATHENS UNEASY. I People Anxious to See the II Blockade Raised. Athens, Monday.—The people here are I becoming uneasy regarding the blockade, the raising of which depends on the ful- filment of the Entente's demands. These are being satisfactorily carried out with the exception of the demobilisation of the Reservists, who are taking advantage ef j the privileges granted to them on account of their support of the King during the crisis. The Government are apparently experiencing difficulties in demobilising the Reservists, who number some £ 0,000. Sir Francis Elliot visited the Foreign Office this morning, presumably in this connection.Reuter. EXPLOSION SHAKES CITY. I An accident occurred on Suifday, at I nine o'clock, during the transfer of ar- tillery and munitions. While munition | wagons, loaded with shells, were going in the direction of the Peloponnesus Station j' one wagon was overturned. The shock exploded 60 shells, and the loud detona-, tion which followed shook Athens. There were, howewr, no victims.—Wireless I Press.
COUNCILLOR'S DAUGHTER. I We regret to announce the death on Wednesday, of Miss Margaret Buckland, youngest daughter of Councillor and Mrs. Richard Buckland, of Morriston.
CYMRODORION LECTURE. I Mr. L. J. Roberts, M.A., H.M. senior inspector of schools in South Wales, de- lighted the members of the Cymrodorion Society at the Public Library, Swansea, with his lecture in Welsh, on The Smaller Nations of Europe." Mr. D. R. Phillips, F.L.A. presided. The lecturer outlined the rise and de- velopment of the feeling of nationality after the exit of the Kaiser of the; period—Napoleon—who wanted to domi- nate the small states in his gamble for I. world power. The lecturer referred in de- tail to each of the smaller states, and gave the history of their national development. He mentioned the names of the famous; thinkers who had been instrumental in I', giving new life to each, and with great literary and elocutionary oharm dealt with their linguistic and literary advancement. One important point raised by the lecturer was that the true leaders of a I nation were not necessarily the politicians, but invariably the dreamers, theideaJlistic thinkers, and the literary men. Dr. D. Vaiighan Thomas echoed the point in moving a vote of thanks to the lecturer, and appreciatively commented 1 upon his address. Dr. Ivor Thomas, H.M. inspector of schools, seconded. He expressed the hope that Mr. Roberts would speedily recover his health, and that he would soon de-. light them with another lecture.
DEBADGING IN STEEL TRADE I i The executive committee of the Steel" Smelters' Association announce that they have discussed the question of debadging < of semiskilled and unskilled workmen with the Ministry of Munitions. They understand that the ilebadsing notice has been made universal for aaxe. of uniformity and to enable the authorities to deal as a whole, with tin- question of dilution or substitution so far as this is practicable in the different. trades. The authorities appreciate the; importance of exercising proper discretion in dealing with the question of labour 1, supply, and definite instructions have been < issued to the recruiting offices as well asti to the different police centres, as to the ) portion of men who have been &badged i under the KUd1¡nt. (:
WOMEN'S WAR WORK. I MUMTIOfltTUS CLA.M ON NATIONAL I SYMPAtHy. A SWANSEA MEETING. I Lady Lyons and Miss Picton Tubervill (vice-prttbiident W the IN actional loung Women's Christian Association) attended in the Swansea Exchange on Wednesday morning to speak on the subject of "Women's war work in munition and other areas." Mr. Hyam Goldberg (presi- dent of the Swansea Chamber of Com- merce) presided over a large, represen- tative gathering of ladies and gentlemen, including Mrs. Owen arries, Mrs. C. F. Eden, Miss liltvd Thomas, Mrs. W. J. Harris, Mrs. T)avid Glasbrook, Mrs. Talbot Rice, Mrs. Roper Wright, Miss Dillwyn Llewelyn, Mrs. Hyam Goldberg, Miss Kirkland, Mr. Joseph Hall, J.P., Mr. E. P. Jones, Mr. C. C. Vivian, Mr. C. T. Ruthen, Mr. Gregor, Mr. J. C. Napier, Mr. T. P. Cook, J.P., Rev. the Hon. W. Talbot Rice (Vicar of Swansea), Mr. H. Stanley Cook, Mr. J. Aeron Thomao, Lieut. John Hodgens, and Mr. H. J. Marshall (secretary of the Chamber of Commeroe)-, etc. WOMEN'S SPLENDID RESPONSE The Chairman at the outset read the following letter from Lady Mond:— 1 regret exceedingly that I am unable to be at the meeting on Wednesday, but I arranged seven weeks ag(f to take a concert party to the Royal Victoria Hos- pital, Netley, that same day. I trust you will have a most successful gathering, and I send you my heartiest wishes for success in this splendid work." The Chairman emphasised that thA female munition workers had come for- ward splendidly to help the nation in its hour of need. They had responded in their thousands, and but for them there' would have bn a very sensible lack of munitions, and probably the blow which our brave troops were able to strike at the enemy on the Somme, from which they have not yet recovered, would have been impossible but for their splendid assistance. These girls, he concluded, amidst applause, had a claim upon the people, and he trusted the appeal for sub- scriptions towards furthering the -good work amongst them would come up to the I reputation of Swansea docksmen. APPALLING CONDITIONS I REMEDIED. You can hardly realise the magnitude of this work," said Lady Lyons, and the appalling conditions which existed at the munitions centres until the Y.W.C.A came to the rescue of the workers by pro- viding proper sleeping accommodation, canteens, and recreation houses." Her ladyship knew how generously the Swan- sea people had responded to the various appeals, and she trusted they would not be behind on this occasion. The Young Women's Christian Association was, about to establish a club and hostel in Swansea. Premises had been se- cured at the Grand Hotel, oppo- site High-street Railway Station, and would be most convenient for the workers who travelled backwards and forwards every day. Of the many organi- I sations which bad come into being to t-isist the female workers, the Young Women's Christian Association was one of the most successful in its methods, and every penny contributed towards it would be devoted to the best possible ad- vantage. (Applause). SEVEN MILLION WAGE EARNING WOMEN. Thanking the Swansea Chamber of Commerce for the privilege of addressing the gathering, Miss Picton-Tubervill re- marked how splendidly the town of Swansea had responded to the various .appeals, and she felt that the country was at last beginning to realise what it owed to the women of the country. There were now, she added, close on seven million wage-earning females, contributing in one way or n- other to the commercial, social, or indus- trial welfare of the nation-a vast army of toiling women. (Hear. hear.) The girls did not want praise, but simply for the country to realise they were toiling and working in the interests of the nation. 3 £ d. AN HOUR. I There seemed to be an impression I abroad that if a person wished to become a millionaire they should go into a muni- tion works. She knew of place after place where women were working at 3d. an hfl&r, which, taking an eight-hours' shift, would realise 14s. a week, and 21s. a week for a twelve-hours' turn. Miss Picton Turbervill announced that on February 22nd Mrs. Lloyd George, wife of the Prime Minister, would come to Swansea to open the new club opposite High-street Railway Station. Mr. E. P. Jones, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce, moved a resolu- tion expressing sympathy with the work of the Young Women's Christian Associa- tion. that a fund be opened on the Swan- sea Exchange, and that Mr. C. C. Vivian be requested to act as treasurer. Mr. T. P. Cook seconded. .Miss Dillwyn pointed out that the women workers at home needed to be pro- vided for every bit as much as the boys in the trenches, whilst Mr. J. Aeron Thomas also exposed his deep sympathy with the woes of the Young Women's Christian Association. The resolution was unanimously carried, and the proceedings closed with thanks to the speakers and chairman.
KIDWELLY SPOOK. I Mysterious Tappings That I Answer Questions. Some uncanny etories are being told at the ancient Caramrthenshire borough of Kidwelly in respect of a dwelling-house, where mysterious knockings are alleged i to be heard every night. The Kidwelly case is quite but of the ordinary ruir of tappings," as the knocker is credited with a singular degree of intelligence, and readily responds to efforts to carry on knock conversations with his visitors. A correspondent states that the strange noises were first heard three weeks ago, and for some time they were ignored by the occupknte. Then the knockings be- came insistent, and the head of the house had to respond with reply knocks, and thereupon things quieted down. The noise starts almost every evening at 8 o'clock and finishes at 11.30. The place is visited nightly by many residents, in- eluding some of the most prominent in- habitants of the town. Some of these have tried to get into communication with the author of the thuds, and met with considerable success. A code of thuds was arranged-a single knock to denote Yes." silence No," and a series of knocks, numbers. By means of this code questions have been put and I answered quite correctly. For instance. his ghostlin" was asked how many persons were then pre- sent, and immediately 17 knocks were beard. Seventeen persons were found to be present. A thorough search has been made for the cause, or causes, but wtth- out success, and several of the hitherto most sceptical persons now believe that the thuds are made by supernatural hands, and that someone dead wishes to convey a message to the living. ■ i
The funeral arrangements at the, burial if Miss Michell, Mumbles, were carried ulit by Messrs. D. C. Jones and Co., Castle- square. A slight fire occurred on Wednesday in Lhe basement of Mww*. Chapman's Studio Ln HigbL-*ee&-
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RECORD DEPOSITS. Capital and Counties Bank's Latest Dividend. Mr. Garflead, chairman of the Capital and Counties Bank, at a shareholders' meeting in London on Wednesday, said the war still dominated all thoughts. It was every citizen's duty to assist the Gov- ernment. The bank had taken its proper share in making Treasury schemes effec- tive. An increasing' number of subscrip- tions continued to be received for the War Loan. This augured well for the success of the issue. All figures in the bank re- port pointed to its increased stability. No better report had ever been issued De- posits were a record. He moved the adop- tion of the report, and the declaration of a dividend at the rate of 14 per cent. for the half-year.—Sir Hy. Kimber seconded. Mr. Wilson said he did not think there had been a bank failure since the war began. That spoke volumes. The motion was carried unanimously. Sir Griffith Thomas was among the members of the Board present.
THE CLYDACH MYSTERY. Inauest and Verdict. At an inquest, conducted by Mr. R. W. Beor, at the Police Station on Tuesday, into the death of Thomas Thomas (40), married. living at Ynistanglws, Clydach, whose body was found in a brook near his home- on Saturday night last, evidence showed that deceased, when on his way from the railway station, missed the proper turning and. turning too soon, fell over the bank into the brook. Stunned by his fall, he died from drowning. The jury found that death was due to asphyxiation paused by the deceased accidentally falling into the brook.
I COMMERCE OF THE DAY NEATH CATTLE MART. Wednesday.Sn,all supplies, fajJ" demand. The following prices ruledBest beef. 1s. 2d. lb.; secondary, fs. lb; lamb, Is. 5d.; mut- ton. ls. 3d.; pigs, 22s. score; calves, lid.; cows in calves. LSZ- to JE35. There was a steady clearance. ————— ————— BUTTEE MARKET. Cork. Wednesday.—Seconds, 1839. fresh butter, 190a j METAL MARKET. i London, Wednesday.—Copper, 130 to 13CJ cash; 126 to 1264 three months. Tin, 189i to 539J cash; 1901 to 190 three monfhs. English lead. 321; foreign, 3D! to 29J. Spelter. 521 to 47. ——-———. ————— SWANSEA STOCK EXCHANGE. Wednesday.—There was a little more ao tivity on the Swansea Stock Exchange to- day, but in a number cf career the business was -rather on the selling side, but late in tho afternoon markets seemed to have turned, and there were more inquiries, especially for colliery shares. D. Davis' were in demand at Us. to lis. 3d. In shipping shares business was dona several times in Haentons at 24s. 6d. Court Lines were inquired for at 34s.
I MR. ASQUITH Mr. Asquith has arranged to address the meeting (postponed from October last) of the delegates from his constituency at Ladybank on Thursday, February 1. !n!mmmmm
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