SWANSEA. Members of the Argyle Band of Hops Riivo a concert at Wesley Schoolroom on fridav evening, when the demonstration Oars" was performed by a party of youngsters. The following took part:— Misses Mtu-iel Batcoek, Elsie Chalk, Vera Tollick, Lizzie Berry Maggie Sims, Violet OiKilk, Masters Glyn Batcock, Fred Wil- liams, Harold Williams, Graham Cann, II* art Moyse, Glyn Thomas, Wilfred Clement. Miss Gracie Thomas accom- panied. and the children were under the direction of Mr. T. Chegwidden.
HENDY. The elementary schools have been closed for three days this week, the staffs being engaged on the preparation of food tickets.
CROSS !IANDS. On Thursday evening a concert was git on to Driver Sid Davies at the Public Hall. Mr. Dan Thomas presided.
RESOLVED. David Thomas Williams, collier, Re- e>lven, was at Neath County Sessions on Friday fined 20s. for using a gun without a licence. P.C. Jones said defendant was qting rabbits.
PEMBROKE DOCK. A boy named Peter Fitzpntrick, aged i-l, ■was on Friday knocked down in Melville- street by a motor cur driven by Mr. II. Rollings, newsagent. He sustained a fracture of the right leg.
BRYNHYFRYD. At the recent examination of the: Trinity College of Music, London, Miss May Mort, of Cwmlevel-road, Brynhyfryd, was awarded an exhibition of six guineas for pianoforte playing. Miss Mort is only eight years old.
PORT TALBOT. Inspector E. Williams (Weights and Measures) who, since 1907 has acted as delegate for the district extending from the Garw Valley to the Swansea Valley, of the Hearts of Oak Friendly Society has just been returned unopposed for an- other year.
SKEWEN. The net proceeds of the recent patriotic social and whist drive at Skewen amounted to 41.1 7s. 1 yd. to be divided equally between the Tabernacle War Com- forts Class antl the Entertainment Fund of the Penrhiewtyn War Hospital.
GL YN-NEATH. On Thursday, at the New Theatre, a concert was given in aid of the Red Cross (Laurels) Hospital, Neath. Presi- dent, the Hon. Mrs. Godfrey II. Wil- liams, of Aberpergwm and St. Donat's Castle. Artistes: Madame Beesie Morris. Miss Kitty Davies, Mr. J. L. Bebb, Mr. David Hughes, "Llacthferch," and Miss V. S. Hughes, Bridgend.
OL-YOACH. At a patriotic meeting held under the auspices of the local Sailors' and Soldiers' i-ecpption Commiae-e, at the Public Hall, Clydach, on Thursday evening, Sapper Evan D. Smith. Ptes. O. Phillips, and B. Short, and Second Air Mechanic William James (the latter two being at present under treatment at the local Quarr Auxiliary Hospital) were the re- 1 cipients of gifts of money.
FFORESTFACH. The cantata entitled" Dan y Palm-I wydd" was performed at Cadle by Y,.t i-ad Schoolroom Band of Hope Choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Tudor Williams. Mr. John llopkina (Gwynfa House) presided. The accompanists were Miss Ethel Thomas and Mr. Harold Wil- liams. At intervals items were given by the following: Mr. Wm. Jewis, Mr. J. Hopkins, Miss Echel Thomas.
TRECIOETH. I On Friday evening a presentation moot- ing was he'd nt the Public Hull, when Ptes. Bryn Harries, Trev«" Davies, D. Charles and Tommy Mathews were pre- sented with medals and Treasury notes on behalf of the Treboeth and District Re- ception Committee. The presentations were made by Misses Nellie Evans, Lizzie Evans and Surah If. Jones. An entertain- ment. was also provided Mr. D. J. Stevens, St. Thomas, acted as president, I and Miss Muriel Williams acted as ac- companist.
TYCROES. I I wo sudden deaths occurred on Thurs- day night at Tycroes, both persons being well-known farmere—Evan Davies (castl1l Farm) who, about two years ago, attended a sanatorium owing to tuberculosis, com- pleted his shift at the local colliery on Wednesday, and died the following even- ing after a sudden seizure. The other case was that of Mrs. Beynon, Plas- newydd who, feeling unwell on Wednes- day, attended the doctor at Pontatdulais, md died suddenly from heart failure on aer return home. ittie leaves a husband and large family.
REYNOLDSTOFT). The annual meeting for the district committees and o-directors of the Hor- ton Red Cross Hospital will take place on Tuesday, the 19th, at the Institute, Rey- noldston. Mr. Hopkin LI. Pritchard, J.P., the hon. secretary and command- ant will present his report and the balance sheet for the year ended nlsl December, 1917. Although the work (.f this hospital has been quietly and un- ostentatiously performed, there is abun- dantly gratifying evidence that its ex- tent has been wide and far-reaching, and its results alleviating and efficacious.
AMMANFORD. Some tunning stories of the Australian Bush were given by the Rev. Lionel B. Fletcher, of Wood-stieet, Cardiff, for- merly of Australia, to a crowded congre- gation at the Christian Temple, Amman- lord, on Thursday night. Mr. T. J. Randall, solicitor, Swansea, made application at the Llandilo county court that the sum remaining in court out of compensation given by the Cleeves Col- Co. to Mrs. Elizabeth Griffiths, Tiry- dail-lane, Ammanford, in respect of the death of her son, be 'now paid out in f till, to be used for the, purchase of the house in which applicant and her husband, who had been disphar?pd from the Army, re- Hd<<). His Honour adjounwd the ? 1,1,: ation in order to satisfy himself that the money was to he used in the way indi- cated.
Strange to say, December was the healthiest month of the year at Pontar- dmais in 1917 according to statistics.
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WOMEN AND THE WAR ——— ——— MRS. PANKHURST'S SWANSEA 1 ? SPEECH On Friday evening, at tha Central Ha!], On Friday moening, Pet tlw Central Hal!, Swansea, under the auspices of the New AVomen'a Party, an eloquent and lengthy addres^ dealing mainly with the recon- structive policy of the party, was given by Mrs. Pl i i k I i i, rst, who was supported by Mies Phyllis Ayrton. 7 The chair was taken by the Deputy Mayor (Councillor Molyneux), who, in his opening remarks, said he would not be presiding there were he not certain that the policy of the women's party was based upon that first essentia1-ictory for the great cause which Britain had taken up. It required, he said, great courage to go right into the heart orthe pacifist and disloyalist centres of the country—of Wales—as those women were doing, and they had done noble and bene- ficent work at the great industrial centres. They aimed at victory, national security and social reform. (Applause). VOTES FOR WOMEN. Mrs. Pankhurct, who was very warmly received, said that the granting of the vote to women was the greatest revolu- tion that had taken place in the country during the war, especially in this country, where they were accustomed to advance by very slow and very timid steps in the direction of reform. (Hear, hear). By one stroke of the port six million women came into the ranks of citizenship. When she thought of the terrible causes in which we found ourselves, she realised that women needed all the courage they pos; I sosicd to take up such responsibilities at this time. But at the same time they re- joiced, because they believed that the time had come when, perhaps, women were needed to prevent a feliameful and incon- clusive pcace. (Hear, hear and applause). PLAYING THE.GERMAN GAME. After generally reviewing the situation Mrs. Pankhurst dwelt at length on the A.S.E. question and their attitude to the comb-out. She said it was quite easy to get "packed n meetings and then to pass resolutions. The people were unneces- sarily resisting the proposals of the Gov- ernment, were in alliance with the Bol- shevists of Russia, and whether they knew it or not—probably they did not—they were the tools of German agents. They were playing the German ?ame. (Ap- plamw.) All this was part of a policy ci- gwiri-ecred by the Kaiser to foment trouble in all the 'Allied countries. In l-rance they had dealt w:th it by passing sentence of death on Bolo. "I believe," added j Mrs. Pankhurst, we have not sufficient cranks in this country to work for the Kaiser without any pay at aJl." We were too lenient, and our lux-rpitalily was being taken advantage of. What was our moral strength was our material weakness. She believed that rather than this country should surrender and make a false peace the women of Britain would form" Bat- talions of Death." as they had done in Russia. (Applause.) POST-WAR PROBLEMS. Passing on to the post-war problems the speaker said that a good many people were talking about conscription of wealth, and some Labour people thought that by tak- ing away the money of the rich people &nd putting it to too service of the mass 01 the people that would make everyone happy. That, indeed, was not so. The money thus obtained would not be enough for the educational, housing, and social need-, of the community. Mrs. Pankhurst dwelt exhaustively upon the imperative need for now and better houses in which more leisure was given to the women. She criticised many housing plans, amongst them those she had seen at Cardiff. Child welfare too was one of the" planks n in her pro- gramme. But—and Mrs. Pankhurst con- cluded as 6011e begvtn-all depended upon victory and a just peace, which would enable the country to remain in the van of progress and to reap the best fruits of civilisation. Miss Ayrton also spoke on the work that had been done at the pitheads, and appealed for every support in a collec- tion which Was taken up.
U.K. C. T. A. W ri I S'T DRIVE. Pleasant Function Organised at I Swansea. The United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association (Swansea branch) held a whist drive at the Hotel Cameron, the proceeds being in aid of the Com- inercial Travellers' Schools at Pinner. There were 82 tables in play. The winner of the ladies' first prize was Miss Gwen HowelLs-after a tie with Miss A. Suther- land, the latter receiving a valuable set of brushes. Other prize winners were Miss Thomas (consolation), Mr. F. R. Dowdall (gentlemen's iirst prize), Mr A. Rowlands (second prize). After the drive, a "knock-otit" whiet drive was arranged, the winners being Mrs. Austin T. Kane, The Promenade, and Mr. E. D. Rees (Messrs. David Jones, Ltd., Liverpool). The runners-up were Miss Gronow and Mr. Lawson Evans, The thanks of the branch were extended to the donors of prizes. The branch are also indebted to the valuable services of the indefatigable secretary of charities Mr. A. Mnnday, being ably supported by Mr. A. P. Benzie and Mr. T. P. Newman. Mrs. James E. Owen made the presenta- tion of the prizes.
AMMAN VALLEY COURT. Authoritative Statement About the Position. Following upon the death of Mr. Lewis Bishop who for many years held the post of Registrar and High Sheriff of the County Court at Llandilo. a re-arrange- ment of the districts in Carmarthenshire is under consideration by the authori- ties. We learn on good authority that a new district is being formed to comprise the Amman Valley, which formerly formed part of the Llandilo district, por- tions of Llanedy, which now form part of the Llanelly district, and Gwauncae- gurwen, which is just outside the border of the county. We believe it is not, however, proposed to appoint a separate registrar for the Ammanford district, but that the regis- trar for the Carmarthen district will be asked to take over the Ammanford dis- trict. The result will be that the dis- trict under the supervision of the Carmar- then registrar will extend from Whitland and Pencader right across the county to Brynamrnan and Gwauncae^urwen. It wi)i be remembered that when the boundaries committee re-arranged the divisions of the county of Carmarthen for electoral purposes, the Amman Valley dis- trict was joined with the Llanelly dis- trict so as to form one electoral area, the reason for this being that both were indus- trial districts, while on the other hand the Llandilo district, wheh had formerly been part of the East Carmarthen district, has now. for electoral purpose, been joined to the Carmarthen district. Some surprise has been expressed at Llanelly that the re-arrangement of the county court districts has not followed the same lines as apparently it" would be more convenient for the Amman Valley and the Llanelly districts to be worked together, than the Amman Valley and the Carmar- then district- The final decision in the matter has not yet been taken, but we have reason to believe that what is stated above is contemplated.
Britie'h. French, and Serbian prisoners, numbering 325, who have been released by Turkey, have reached Switzerland, i
ï- GRADING WORKERS FOR RATIONS a ECONOMISE BREAD The National Rationing Scheme, to come into force about the beginning of May, makes provision for two grades of age (children under 10 and adults) and live grades of occupation. Under such a scheme, as under voluntary rations, the heaviest workers will get the biggest rations. The National Scheme also provides for rationing of bread. This does not neces- sarily mean that bread will be rationed from the start of the scheme, although official opinion on the cereals position is that the critical time will be between May and the next harvest. Lord Rhondda wishes to avoid ration- ing bread if possible, but if very great economy is not exercised in the consump- tion of cereais he may be compelled to introduce rations in the early summer. NO CARDS FOR GOWER YET. At the Govver Food Control Committee on Saturday in Swansea, the clerk (Mr. Ind) said that no forms or cards had yet been received for the rationing scheme though the Commissioner at Cardiff and the Ministry of Food had been twice ap- plied to. The Ministry of Food is to be informed that if forms and cards are not to hand by Monday, the committee would pro- ceed to print for themselves. It was decided to ask for a return from retailers as to their present stocks. The chairman said that arrangements were made now that the Committee a.re in a position to prosecute for non-complianc? with Food Control Orders. They should specially insist on the seriousness of feed- ing: animals with. good grain. The clerk reported on a deputation from a public meeting held at Penclawdd on the 14th inst. They objected to the consti- tution of the Control Committee, and de- manded that half of the Committee should be direct Labour representatives. After discussion, it was concluded to reply that, so1 far as the members oflicially knew, the constitution of the Committee was a matter for the District Council.
COMMERCE OF THE DAY. BUTTER MAiiXET. Corli Saturday.—First* and seconds, —. 2\0 official pric-es fre$hhutter. Gwalia Centrals have developed quite ac- tive business during the week. and the stiareb have further advanced to 2s. 3d. buy- ers. but there is still nienty of margin be. fore- the "par" price of 5s. is reached Latest reports from the mine indicate that tho underground developments are very eatisfactorv. and there is no doubt that by the time the machinery (.which is now in course of erect-iod) has been completed. there will be ample reserves of ote to per- mit, of regular crushings. A trial crushing of ore put through the Gkrvernment mill yielded 2,00 oz. of £ old from 530 tons, which was well up to the average of former re- Slllt. Indications point to Hwalia Centrals ijeiiig one of the attractions 01 the Westra- ,ian market. a,nd we should not be surprised to witness a further substantial upward movement, in the shares during the next few weeks.—" Share Market Review." AMITCHELSON AJND CO.. A. STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS. CASTLE BUILDINGS. COLLEOE-STREET, SWANSEA. Telegrams: "Mitchelson. Swar!sea." Telephone: Central 828 WE HAVE BUYERS OF- 10 Albion Colliery Ordinary at 61. 200 Cambrian Colliery Ordinary at 26s. 200 D. Davis Ordinary at Us. 100 Argentine Steam Navigation Ordinary at 17s. 6d. 200 E.C. Spelters at 47s. 6d. 10 John Bros. (Abergrarw) Preference at 7i. 120 Cynon Colliery Ordinary at 21s. 9d. 9 and 20 Ocean Coal and Wilson Pref at 41. 20 Weavers' Ordinary at 161. 203 Joseph Eltringham and Oo Ordy at 10s. 3d. £ 5)0 Newport-Abercarn Colliery Debentures at par. 20 Hancock Deferred at 8i. £ 100 Swansea Harbour 1946 at 66i. 50 Ocean Coal and Wilson Ordy at 141. 20 Hill's Dry Dock Ordinary (offers). 150 Britonferry Chemical Ordy. 35s. 9d. 250 Atlantic Trust. Shares at la 7Jd. 300 Lamberts Ordinary at 40s. 6d. 250 Celtic Preference at &3. 9d. WE HAVE SEETjEltiJ OJf- 300 Bhymney Iron Pref at 178 6d. £ Zi30 Cambrian Railway No. 4 Pref at 4. 200 J. T. Ekringham Ordv Shares at 10s. 6d. 500 Rhodesia Gold Mining. Investments at 9a. 3d. 100 H. and C. Grayson Profs at 22s. 6d. 25 Blaendare Colliery £10 sha,res (offers). 300 Cardiff Channel Dry Dock Ordy at 30s. 10 Port Talbot Railway Ordy 15. 250 Norths Ordy at 109. Hd. 150 Celtic Ordy at 12s. 3d and 1GO Pref at 9s. 300 Blaenavon Ordinary at 25s. 9d. 100 Peter Hooker Preference at 20s. 6d. 54 Ebbw Vale Ordinary at 28s. 6d. 100 Tredepar Iron and Coal B at 40s. 3d. 250 Powell Duifryn Ordinary at 68s. 6d. i 200 Gwauncaegurwen Ordinary at 31s. 200 Davis Ordinary at 118 44<1. SHIPPING SHAKES, < Buyers. Sellers. Dulcias — 300-52;6 Stella.; — Z50-21iO Redcrofts 20-59/0 50-61/0 Town Lines 6—11 Cardigans 200—35/0 Field Lines 229- 5216 Court Lines 100-42/6 Maritimes 233/9 Maindys 250—28/0 Griffith Lewis 300—44/6 Haentons 300-23/0 250-28/6 Rowland and Marwood. 10—37* London Amer. Maritime. 100—33.0 50—54/0 LEACH ARGENTINE ESTATES DE- FERRED SHARS, at about 2s. 9d.—3s.. are considered exceedingly promising. This is a larpe sugar, etc. nroducing concern. Year enda 31st March. a.nd an excellent showing is predicted.
VOLUNTEER ORDERS.. 4th BATT. GLAM. VOL. REGT. Company orders is?u?d by Capt. N. Hast- ings Medhurst. Headquarters. Drfili 1171,i- Neath. Drill will take place on Mondays. Tues- day,, Wednesdays. and Thuredavs. at Drill Hall. n, per programme. Men will parade each eve#infc at 7.30. Monday, 18th No. 3 Platoon will parade at 7.30 p.m. Unit and full marching- order. Kit inspection by 0.0 A Company. Tuesday. Nos. 1 la, and 2 Platoons will parade at 7.30 p.m. Dress: Uniform and full marchiner order. Kit in- spection. Sunday, class firing at Baglaji Rantre. Fall-in at Drill Hall at 10.30 a.m. Every man must pass his G.M.C. before Feb- ruary 28th. Orderly officer, Lieut. L D. Thomas: next for duty. Lieut. G. D. Triok Orderly ser- geant, Sersrt. Kennedy: next for (luty. Sergt Fred. Davies. Oidcrly corporal. Lee. :Corpl. Weale; next for duty. Gorpl. Geo. Bowen. GLAMORGAN MOTOR VOL. CORPS. Weekly orders for No. 2 (Swansea) Com- pany Monday, February 18th. 750. Techni- cal College, Mount Pleasant, motor mechan- ie-s; Wednesday. 7.45. Headauarters, Nelson- terrace squad drill with arms; Thursday. 4—5 Headauarters. Nelson-terrace, commu- nication drill; Friday. 8.0 Rancce. Nelson- terrace. musketry.—By order of the Com- pany Commander, Obaa T. Ruthen.
I XpiNSTs:' LArLMLu. I SWANSEA DEPUTATION AND I OTHER BILLS In view of the possibility—we hope the certainty—of a debate at the Swansea Council on Wednesday on personal ex- penses/' we give the following list from the Cash Paper," which includes urgency payments passed at Sub-Finance Committee meetings from 10th January to 1st February, 1S318:— £ 6. d. The Chief Constable.—Expenses to Bristol 9th and 10th Jan., 1918 attending conference of Chief Constables' Association. 4 11 Councillor David Williams.-Ex- penses to Cardiff, -10th Jan., 1918. attending' meeting of Welsh .National Memorial Association 1 10 6 Expenses to Cardiff, 11th Jan., 1918, attending meeting pro- posed Ministry of Health 1 10 6 310 Councillor William Owen.—Ex- penses to Cardiff, 11th Jan., 1918, attending meeting pro- posed Ministry of Health 1 10 G Town Clerk.-Expc-nses to Lon- don, 7th, 8th, and 9th Jan., 1918, attending conferencc, of Local Authorities ro Opposi- tion to Gas Bill 8 12 6 Borough Engineer and Surveyor. —Expenses to London, 18th and 19th Jac., 1918, re de-tinning 6 9 0 Parks Superintendent—Expenses to London, 22nd Jan., 1918, in- terviewing Board of Agricul- ture re Wart Disease of Potatoes Order 5 8 0 Councillor J. Barclay Owen.— Expenses to Cardiff, 24Lh Jan., 1918, attending meeting of Gla- morgan Territorial Forces Association 1 10 6 Aid. Thomas Merrells—Expenses to London, 8th and 9th Jan., 1918, attending Conference of Local Authorities, re Swansea Gas Bill Joint Opposition. 6 14 0 Councillor David Williams.-Ex- penses to Brecon, 25th Jan., 1918, attending meeting of Welsh National Memorial Association 18 0 His Worship the Mayor.—Ex- penses tQ, London, 22nd and 23rd Jan., 1918, interviewing Lord Khondda re Food Sup- plier 6 9 0 Councillor Wm. Owen do. 6 9 0 Councilor G. Hemmings do. 7 10 0 David Colwill do. 6 0 0 Brinley Dupree do. 6 0 0 Timothy Sheehan do. 7 10 0 Borough Electrical Engineer.— Expenses to Cardiff, 23rd Jan., 1918. attending meeting re In- ternational Supply to Elec- tricity Undertakings 1 10 6 R. Probert.-Allowance for loss of time attending War Pen- sions Meeting 1 10 0 Thomas W. Hughes.—Expenses to London, Shrewsbury, and Cardiff, Oct. and Nov., 1917, attending meetings of War Pensions Committee 5 10 0
I DISTRICT NURSING. Annual-Meeting of Swansea Association. The annual meeting of the Swansea District Nursing Association was held on Friday afternoon in the Guildhall, the Mayor presiding. The Mayor trusted this would be a record year. Mrs. Dr. Reid (hon. sec.) read letters of apology from Miss Dulcie Vivian, Rev. G. McLuckie, Mrs. Illtyd Thomas, Mrs. Koper .Wright, Mrs. Davies, and others. The report read by the hon. eec., re- ferred to the loss sustained through the death of Lady Llewellyn. Tfle Associa- tion owed its existence to Mi's. Griffiths Llewellyn, who, with others, founded it in 1883. Reference was also made to the loss qgpMiss Brock and Mr. F. H. Glyn Price. There was only a small balance of f32 to begin the year. The total income for the year had been 9806 lis. 7d. as against £870 7s. 2d., being a decrease of S:64 15s. 7d. The total expenditure was £ 830 13s. lOd. Sir John Llewellyn said he was grate- ful for the kind references to Lady Llewellyn. jIe very greatly missed her wise and loving companionship in his long life. The later part of her life was largely devoted to the Nursing Institute. He thought he could express some con- fidence that Lady Llewellyn's example and the organising work to which she lent herself was to-day bearing some use- ful fruit. Referring to the nurses, who were in one corner of the rooin. Sir John said they should be brought to the front. We owe," he said, a great deal to them, God bless them all." SAVING LIFE. Mr. Roger Beck seconding, said that morning he had been asked to contribute his utmost towards a cruiser, which was to destroy life; now his sympathy was asked on behalf of one of the most beau- tiful of institutions for saving life. He emphasised the advantages of treating a patient at home. The report was adopted. Mr. Goldberg proposed thanks to, and re-election of, the secretary and the trea- surer. That institution, he said, was second only in importance to the Hos- pital; indeed, it ought to be (regarded as an adjunct to the Hospital. He did not know whether the public knew and appre- ciated the extent of the work. But for the work of the nurses, many patients would have to remain in the Hospital longer than at present. Miss Dillwyn seconded, and the resolu- tion was carried. EXTENSION OF WORKS. The Mayor moved a resolution on the proposed extension of the society's work. The nurses would need more support in the future than in the pat. Dr. Thomas Evans (M.O.H.) said the Health Committee agreed as to the neces- sity of maternity work, and the desir- ability of training nurses. The more they could make Swai.sea a centre for train- ing the better fa" the town. The matter might well be discussed with the Health Committee.—The. resolution was carri-l. On the proposal of the Rev. E. D. Henry, Vicar of Holy Trinity, the re-elec- tion of vice-presidents and general com- mittee, with the substitution for the late Ladr Llewelyn and Mr. F. II. Glynn Price of Mrs. Geo. Harris and Miss Vivian was adopted. He said he had been working in the poorest parishes of Swansea, and observed the splendid work the nurses were doing. In homes they were welcomed as sisters of mercy. It was practical religion. Rev. M. L. Williams, Vicar of St. Gabriel's, and others also spoke, and the oiffcers and trustees were re-appointed.
OLD TYPE ELASTIC STOCKINGS. Don t wear them; the harsh rigid seams sometimes cause the vein6 to burst. Get "Joyped" Stockings woven to measure, no seam6, always safe. Rich, The Chemist, Ltd., Surgical House, 30, High-street, Swansea. Hours: 11.0 to 6.0 (Buy War Savings Certificates with ￼ us, 15s. 6d. each). J
| ALLOTMENT NOTES Potato-Growing Competitions I i By CULTIVATOR. I Sow that the allotment associations are getting into their stride in regard to the collective purchase of eeetl potatoes and other allotment requisites, tney are able to devote some of their energy in promoting I competitions anions their members to en- courage the better cultivation of the plots. In the various associations these competi- tions take a variety of forms: some are for ,ho be3t kept and cropped, others are fcr the beet of certain kinds of produce. A very popular comt-etition with many En- liah societies is that of potaw competitions In &ume prizes are eiven for the holder who can produce the gi-eatoeet weight oj tubers from one pound of seed. In others it is for the greatest amount from a certain num- ber of sets, ONE POUND APIECE. Probably one of the oldest of these com- petitions is that of the Hallam Fields Gar- den Association, near Ilkeston. In this competion the competitors are supplied with orce pound of seed tubers, and they aro not told the name of the variety until after midsummer, some of the heaviest returns werp. 166 lbs. 158 lbs. 150 lbs and 149 lbs. In another competion each memt-er is sup- plied with 1 )b. of seed tubers, and is al- lowed to cut them into any number .1? sa1, not exceeding JO. The winner or this com- petition produced 201 lbs from 27 sets. The committee supervise the plant-in?. lifting. weighing, etc. The liftint-r and weifrbins is all done on the same day. The methods adopted to produce these results are out of the Question so far as the ordinary run of allotment, holders are concerned, for the ex- penses can scarcely be justified. The tubere must be cut up into a number of eyes, and grown on in a greenhouse in pets until they are fit to plant out in May. The soil also requires much preparation to achieve euch results ANOTHER KIND OF COMPETITION. -A-IL,ther form of competition more gener- ally adopted us being more suitable for allotments is that of growing 14 sets in a row 21 ft. long and 2i ft. wide. The com pet-itors are supplied with 1 lb. of seed early in the year, and tho name is not disclosed until after midsummer. They are then required to pla.nt 14 sets in the 21 ft. row. The winner in one cf these competition?? produced 10Z Ibe. or iust over 7 Ibs. per plant. This is one of the best forms of competition for an allotment society to promote, and under the stimulating- effect- of competition fcr an allotment society to promote, and under the stimulating eifect of competition, skilful cultivation can pro- duce wonderful results. i CONCEALING THE VARIETY. I Foi- the purposes of such a competition the seed potatoes need to be bought early and distributed by tha committee in charge. The name should only be known to the sec- retary; in some cases it is not disclosed by the salesman supplying the seed until fter midsummer, by previous arrangement. The seed sets should be greened and sprouted in boxes, but any attempt to cultivate the sets in pots under glass, prior W planting, should lead to disqualiifcation. The result of euch a mpeti-¡Qn should prove what can really be ?ot oft of the land. and shouH ehc)w the Ya,ic, oi dt??-e show the value of deep cultivation and plenty of room for the plants. T VO FEET DEEP. Tbo ground intended for growing potatoes or. in fact, any other vegetable for competi- tion should be trenched at Je,88t two feet deep, but keep the different layers of -oil ia the same relative positions. The method is that. usually termed bastard trenching. A trench is taken out, two feet wide and the full depth of the spade and wheeled to the other end of the plot. Ne::t break up the i sub-soil with a fork and work in as much lighter materia] in the way leaves, strawy manure, road scrapinjrs. and such like as you can obtain: then mark off a second trench of two feet. and plaoe 'he top spit on the first trench, finishing off with the loose soil from the second trench. Each succeeding trench is dealt with in the same way Any available manurt. for the reason's crop should bo placed under the top gpit. so as to be available for the crop at once If the surface soil is stiff, lay it up as rough as possible, and when preparing the ground for planting, work in a pood quan- tity of wood ashes. From ground prepared in this way exceedingly heavy crops can be secured. ONION GROWING. In eome societies competitions are also held for the best row of onions produced from one row 21 ft. long by 1ft. wide. The onions are to be in one straight line. In one society in Swansea competition is go- ing to he keen among onions this year and challenges have been goincr round these past, few weeks. It is to be hoped there wilj b ¡ no challenges in another directions at the end of the season. ) i ■ ii ■
Under the auspices of the Swansea War Pensions Committee. Notice to Discharged Disabled Men. A CINEMA TALK I Entitled: RECALLED TO LIFE," Will be given at the ELYSIUM, High Street. Swansea (in addition to the ordinary Programme) on Wednesday, February 20th, 1918, By Mr. ARTHUR B. MALDEN, F.R.G.S. (of the Ministry of Pensions) on "THE TRAINING OF DISABLED SAILORS AND SOLDIERS." Illustrated by a Series of Photographic Films and Slides. Admission Free to ex-Service Men, on I production of Ticket, which may be ob- tained at the Offices, Cenfanl Police Buildings, Alexandra-road. The Lecture will be given between the hours of 7.30 and 8.30 p.m. WHITE STAR LINE. I LIVERPOOL—NEW YORK. LIVERPOOL-BOSTON. LIVEKPUl >L—CAPETOWN- AUSTRALIA. LONDON CAPETOWN- NEW ZEALAND. NEW YORK-MEDITERRANEAN (Via Azores). BOSTON-MEDITERRANEAN (Via Azores). REGULAR SAILINGS. WHITE STAR-DOMINION LINE. HVEH POOL-CAN A DA. BEG OLAR SAILING8. For Rates of Passage and freight. Dates of Sailing, etc., apply to WHITE ST A 8 LINE, Liverpool: Southampton-. 1 Cocks pur-street 8. W 1. and 38. Leadenhall-street. E.C. 3 London BEN EVANS & CO. LT? Telephone IOL5LELEGRAIRGEVFTN5 SWANSEA FUNERALS CARRIED-OUT IN ANY PART OF THE COUtiTPY. CREMATIONS ARRANGED i ORDERS BY PHeNE RECEIVED AT ANY HOUR OF THE OAY OR NIGHT. ALL ARRANGEMENTS AT CEMETERIES PERSONALLY SEEN TO BY EXPERIENCED ASSISTANTS SWANSEA FIN, I S TOILET SOAP ^anVld World Cardsru, 3 '■! I ,i ? Airmen adrift 5 days. 8j | Kept alive by a piece of ?. ä Ch I j C h oco l ate, 1 ?. ￼ I Two British airmen were landed at -W I an East Coast port on Wednesday Ii: I by a destroyer. They had been g ij i in the water for five days and II: I nights clinging to their machines. fi l | Their only food during that time Ir i was a piece of chocolate which I they had in their pockets." I H Daily Mail, §= Jj 1 June 2nd, 1917 J j i Use the best and most delicious 1 j R chocolate t g Cadbury's Chocolate. Ii: i II .P-. r !r B a j We take this opportunity to state that we are B supplying our trade customers with as large a quantity ( H of Chocolate as the Government restrictions in raw M 1 materials permit, and express our regret for any i ? inconvenience the public may experience in obtaining ? ? suppls. H ? CADBURY BROS. Ld. §| ? | Bcum vilk. I ￼ ???N!???NiE!?EN!:6im?B!!?M?? a_ Mr. David Roberts, F.A.I. DEslp,Es to announce that the SALE of PROPERTY, comprising of No. 30, 31, and 32, WILLIAM-STREET, SWANSEA, advertised for Sale at the HOTEL METROPOLE, on TUESDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 19th, I91&, is WITHDRAWN. 19. Heathlield-fitreet, Swansea, February 16th, 1918. The Cae-Gurwen Gardening and I Allotment Society. I A FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW Will be held under the auspices of the above Society on AUGUST 10th, 1918. RECORD PRIZES. SCHEDULES READY SHORTLY. I Secretary, T. DAVIES, Cliftoc, Gwaun- cae-Gurwen. I j PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE. EASTER TUESDAY, APRI.L 2nd. A GRAND j SPORTS MEETINGI Will be held on above date under the, auspices of the Ystalvfera and God re'r- j graig Sailors' and Soldiers' Reception Fund, to take place on tho ATHLETIC GROUND, Wind Road; (kindly lent for the occasion by the I Ystalyfera Sports Ground Co., Ltci.). Prizes to the amount of = will be given. EYEXTS FOOT.-loo, 220 and 440 Yards lundicaps. 80 Yards Handicap for Boys under 16. CYCLING.—I and i Mile Handicaps. i Mile Novice Handicap. TUG-OF-WAR for Teams of 8 aside to pull and captain. Hand,capper, Mr. Ted Lewis, Pontypridd. Trams and Motor "Btic-es from Swansea to within 3 minutes of ground. For Entry Forms and all further infor- mation, apply to W. H. Blakeway, Hon. Sec., Fairholme, Ystalyfera. Glamorgan War Agricultural Executive Committee. WARNING TO POTATO GROWERS. THE Administrative County of Gla- morgan, together with the County Boroughs of Cardiff, Swansea and Mer* tli-i, Tydfil, being a Restricted District under Wart Disease of Potatoes (Re- stricted Districts) Order of 1917 No. 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seed Potatoes (1917 Crop) Prices Order 1918, issued by the Ministry of Food d.OÓ's not apply to, or have any effect in, a Restricted District. All growers of potatoes in this Re- stricted District are warned that it is illegal to offer for sale or purchase, and plant, potatoes of the varieties Mvatt's Ashleaf Kidney," Duke of York," Sharpe's Express," Eclipse," "British Queen," Royal Kidney and King Edward," and any contravention of the order will make growers liable to a pen- alty of TEN POUNDS. GREAT ATTRACTION. A GRAND at CONCERT at ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA, on /1 Monday Evening, March 1 £ th Artistes:— of the MIS? IDA COOl'ER, ?prario of the Beecham Opera Co.: MISS WINIFRED LFWJ? the Popular Welsh Contralto: MR. FRAK MULLINGS. England's Greatest Tenor; and MISS TESSIE THOMAS, the Weigli Violinist. First Appearance in Swansea at the Piano MR. J. W. BARLOW A.R.C.O. Tickets, including Tax—5s. 9d.. 3s. 6d.. ) 2s. 4d.. and Is. M. Tickets to be secured and I Seats Booked at Bradcr's Music Warehouse Swansea on and after February 22nd Swansea Evangelical Convention ¡ Committee. AN EVANGELICAL CONVENTION Will be held at the ALBERT HALL, Swansea, April 15th-19th Next (inclusive). Speakers— Rev. CHAS. INWOOD, I Rev. GRAHAM SCROGGIE, I Rev. W. S. JONES. I Chairman- Rev: The Hon. W. TALBOT RICE, M.A. Rev. W. W. LEWIS. Further particulars will appear shortly
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. ——————————— ——TV DEATHS. I Y:!L1,UX;Dn February ioth Da?ne! Wil- j lir-m?, Heol.Hu. Llmreamlet. acred 96. .Pnblic funeral on 1 uesday. Fcirnarv 19th. I at 4 o'clock, for Ebeneaer Churchyard, i Llwyrbrvrydran. Lkin.amlet. 180A2-19 JOIIN.—On the "i4th. at Voyiart. Dunvant. h a C rour* in his David John. of c.ü¡,r:. 1.1 his ¡ 73ri year. FunernI 3.45 Tuesday, at EbeJl- ezev Dun vam. "30A2-18 UCLBROOX.—On February 4ih. through enemv action at sea. George Holbrook, chief engineer, youngest son of the late William Hclbroo?. of 'nsea, beloved brothu of ?rs. Gray. SWw.-cstzate llwel. Cow bridge-read, CardnT Deeply nreurned. t cg* COLES.—Oil February tjth. after a1 serioOfs operation, patiently borne Jane. aged 47 rears, the beloved wiíl. Corne- I- lia* Coies boiler contractor, of 14. Manor- road. Maneelton. Public furorai on Mon- I Jay. February 13th. at 2.30 pro., for Cwm- j geily Cemetery. Friends ae.eect this the only intimation. Ihé mourned bv all. -577A2-16 THANKS FOR SYMPATHY. I)A^ IES.—Mr. L'ew. Davies. of Dmas-street, l'lasmarl. uesir?a to thank the friends for the sympathy extended to him, also for letters and tlcra) tributes received. A2-18 LANE.—Mr. Wm. Lane and Family. Skewen. thank all friends for many expresi-ions of s'rm;>atby and for floi-ai tributes sent in. tbeir sad bereavement 174A2-16 IN MEMORIAM. BEVAX. In loving memory of Anne. the beloved wife of T Bevan. 6. Graig-road. Godre'rgraiir. wht) departed this life on February 16th 1917. Deeply mourned by he • sorrowing husband, sons. and daugh- ters. We loved her. P,121 no tongue can tell How much we loved her and how well. God loved her, too, and thought it best To take her to His Heavenly reet. 180A £ -1 £
WREATHS, BOUQUETS, &c., by K I T L E Y S THE SPECIALISTS IN ALL FLORAL DF.SIG.VS. OH hA I'KST AND BEST HOUSfi FOR GLASS VY P 3ATES. OPPOBITB NATIONAL &cn<-(U*S. OXFORD-STREET. SWANSEA. tTel. <31 Central.) LF.XANDEK iOHNSTOK. The Most U?. .A to?date Florist in awansea. Wreath#. BOUQUETS and other FLORAL DESIGNS arranged iu the Latest London Style. 227. 0.\F0Ki>^TKEET. SWANSEA. Telephone 567 Central. f 1 HAUGHN£SSY. Complete Undertakr. ? â. Oxford-street. Swansea (opposite Johnston. Florist); 30 years experience TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. rpHE Bold bad JSwuev /)1' uays ivouid ue a btaaneh ?? supuoi?er <?t cny ?e.m Liiautaut na?t .t-rt:! oeen such a-I institution ui Aae days waeu ue saueo ..1.1" W ÚLl nis daring siuuts; but wnat a tale would hava been UIt) ciuus. Oici-aiut! votaiiste wcuiu eoon be lKui-existant; Uiey wouiu na\e to waiie the lJIallk.now nis merry « 'lli¡.¡auy v.oiuu join in i-hc i oh.u-,kt^g ertoruaeet iiow ?? e t tlL tile)" mane tUe ranees ring wmi them i,eligiat. m our 'lr¡le tare: our loubing eea Bongs, our oid-tuat- sta chanties. Senility in tliis instance it: a wise discrimination* ti3 would ue a w nole-hoggcr. would- tïiiX- Bold Bad Buccaneer 1-) LGS.—Traveller ha-i, far disposal. at t, great a»crm-je. caiajjies 01 Uandsome ;11 itugs; the leal skins of Leopard^ iic.ir.rs, wolves, etc.; bargains.—Can amy tu'iinig, between b and 8 Traveller, iy Hen- rii-tta-street. Swansea. X7SA2-19 TV ASiTED. a good General Servant; small, » » ueun &-ci esoent. »\vansea. 179A2.Z2 VV* A VIED,, Dressmaker at the lmti'¡ii;-n —Apply Ma?t-er. ?orkbouae. 179A2-19 Second-hand Faoed Bricks. .r..i Common Bricks, and Firebricks for Sale at St. Helen's Tramways Power Sta- tion at. 2&s. per thousand on site. Ofiers considered for ail work not stripped down.— VN'cviern Engineering Company. Forester* Yord. Swansea. 179A2-22 T0 LET a good Stable and Coach-house: uitable for garage: celital position.—- Apply G. Alexander. 45 Oarlton-tcrra.ee. 179AS-22 \V ANTED, a Second-hand Wetcbing t i Machine, to w£,¡"h up Lo two cwts: also a strait Portable Hand Forge.—Apply Manager. Tawe Valiey Gas Co.. Poctardawe. A2.ZZ A GENTS Wanted. male or female.tter A Leaney's. ?.td la, Fairfield-road. Bow. London, A2-20 TY^ANTED. immediately. Gardener .single^ » t handed; Fruit Vegetables Flowers.— Apply, with references, to Roberta, Bryu Newydd, Treboeth^ P79A&-22 1-.I-ily pay Rent ? End yonr address, and in. I will tell how I bought my, houea with the rent.—Write 'C 2," Leader Office. Swansea. ¡79A2rft. 1\I.A! Wanted for Hammer Drill at Lime. -11 stone Quarry; good iob and good wages.—Write Box B 19," Leader Office f79A £ -t9 ':v/XTmaJ1 Io?-sSfa.neeä: ?ll?ourh-d.-Wi-it-e Bo? "C 1." Leader Office.^ !f79A2-W 1\f E;R&. HIGman AND CO. will SfiLL by PUBLIC AUCTION at their Sat. Rooms. 21 Union-street. Swansea, on FRI- DAY FEBRUARY 22r.l 1918. at 10 o'clock a,I, all the UNREDEEMED PLEDGES panned with Annie Struel 13. Castles-street. Neath, bet-ween the months of December 2:[, 1914. and January 31st. 1917. and Special Contracts from January let. 1516, to Novem- ber 19t.. 1917. inclusive. E Bice and Son will fcell bv i'X Auction on Tuesday February 19thl 19::1 at Brn1 Elim ^Craipoefnuaro, the Pro- perty of the late Mr Llewelyn bevan. do. ceased. 2 Leasehold Houees. in ibe occupa- tion of Mr. Dd. Alexander, iunior. and W. Thomas Williams; tha Household Furniture. Sale at 2 30. Terms cash. Further particu- lars may be obtained from Messrs. E. and O. B. Jenkins and Lloyd 4 Fisbep-etreet, Swansea or from the Auctioneers Tglindre. TT'OR SALE. c,?nd-bard r;Ftn,3: Fable orice.—Apply 22. Sketty-averus, Swansea. tBOAZ-19 Portablp Engine, 6 or A horse: V » must he ttocd, and not too o]d.-Writ. Box C 3." Lpad?'_QHTce Swansea.. AMw "T'ÀNTE:O:Z-P;t.ahll" of !?mjF 'Pri-table Fn?'no. by good maker.— Write Box 0 O Leader OEwo. ?tra?s''?. A2rB
PONTARDULAIS. Owing to the shortage of steel, some of the local tinplato works have been going irregularly during the past few ireeks.