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YSTIIADGYNLAIS NOTES I
YSTIIADGYNLAIS NOTES. I Monday, before Mr E. G Benthall, two young men of the gipsy fraternity oamed Evam Evans and Thomas Jones, were charged with being absentees under the Military Service Act. The excuse made by defendants was that they were illiterate and had no knoW- ledge of the law. They were handed over to the military authorities. Mr Gwilym Jon?nd ￼ were I .vi ￼ fridnd vrore .ucc?sfu! in the
B Jt DUKES 12000 ACRES GIFT
'?' B '.Jt DUKE'S 12,000 ACRES GIFT. In was announced, in Parliament that the Duke of Portland had given a farm of 12,000 acm to settle -4ol&wii &nd sailors who h?d vohmteeped for mUitM'y aervic?.
æ" .æ I Castle Street Corner i j t f 8W AN8EA. I I DAVID THOMAS |1 i DA !l!emY! YrA S I I Watchmaker, JeweUer, and SHversmith ¡ j Has RE-OPENED the above | i ktbW pHBMisfia WITH A SPLENDID i J I IsTZETW STOCK | 1 Gymry, Dewch at y Cymro!! | Y Nwyddau Goreu: Y prisoefid Iselaf.
OUT AND ABOUT I
OUT AND ABOUT. I Canada has already tackled in a highly novel manner the question of votes for soldiers, about which we are likely to hear something during the coming weeks. Her Soldiers Voting II Act, passed last year, directs that a cable shall be sent to tho High Com- missioner in London authorising the distribution of ballot papers upon the I issue of a writ for a General Election. On these it is proposed that the Canadian contingent should record their votes, not for a particular can- didate, but for one of three parties, after which their suffrages, sent across the Atlantic in a package marked "Soldiers' Votea, are to be allocated to whatever men happen to be stand- ing for the respective constituencies. A boy last week in England climbed a telephone pole and was killed. "Elec- trocuted" is the doubtful word that I record's his fate in the Press. All across the Roman Campagna, to the foot of the Alban Hills and the Sabine Mountains, are telegraph and tele- phone poles, and to every one of them is affixed, not a verbal warning le?t any urchin inclined to swarm should not be able to read. but a most in- ,t,olligible- threat, in striking black on Nv'h Ite-a skull and cross-bones. The Italian child is well used to that svm- bolism; he has seen it in churches, and therefore no "cadaverino," to use the the rather charming Italian diminu- ti ve, has been picked up under the wires. And is there no like way of warning the little Briton ? A member of the bardic fraternity who was apprehensive lest his best girl became less proficient in the domestic arts as a result of becomiixvg engrossed in turning out munitions, sent her a number of verses which contained the query, "A wyt ti'n medru cwcio ?" He received the following caustic reply: A wyt yn medru smocio, Fy anwyl lencyn del, A chwareu games a dawnsio Yn nghyd a'th gwilir/i swel '■ Gwell genyf ibobi teisen Yn ddu fel crisbin crin, Na chadw ty i'r 11-encyn Sydd bob peth ond yn ddyn! Welshmen will be glad to know that industrial France owes something to the scientific genius of a young Welsh- man. In the year 1876 Sidney Gil- christ Thomas, at that time junior clerk at Marlborough-street Police Court, driscoveroo a method for de- phosphorising pig-dron, and the dis- covery proved to be one of the greatest economic revolutions in history. For Framce it was more fortunate than, a. victory, giving a hitherto unsuspected vaJue, not onlff to, the ores of French Lorraine, but also to those of Norman, dy and of the west. The death of Gil- christ Thomas in the heyday of his powers was a great blow to British metalurgical science. Two burly navvies were called up for medical examination. The first, to his 'great disgust, was passed for garrison duty only. After a careful overhaul- ing, the second was told tha.t he was fit for nothing more than sedentary work. "Wbat,,s that?" queried the big fellow. "Oh, clerical dutv- wlriting," remarked1 the doctor. Turn- ing to his companion, the navvy gave ventt to his ,feelings. "Blimey. Bill, I've never written a line in my life, and they're going to make me Lloyd George's private secretary." The Germans occasionally seem blessed with a sense of the fitness of things. Thus, for instance, one of the towna which the Russians took the other day, is candidly named Ugli. With the coming of the twins the entire household arrangements were disorganised. Master Bobby, and Miss Dorothy were relegated to the back- ground, where they moped and sulked. Bobby, more militant than hie sister, waa scouting through the upper halls one morning, when he discovered the twins being prepared for their bath. Having in mind the fate of several litters of kitten within his knowledge, he rushed to the head of the stairs, and beckoning to his sister, cried in a hoarse wbisper: "Dottie, come on up, quick? They'r goin' to drown one of 'em." It has now been drummed into the stolid Briton that the Britisher will never be made sober bv Act of Par- liament. A friend of mme informs me that wonders have taken place in Russia since the prohibition of vodka; im spite of the burdens of war the people are bitten physically and ment- ally, and show more alertness. Before drink can be prohibited in this coun- try it must become the monopoly of the Government, and then, they being the only brewer and retailer, will be able to stop the consumption of liquor entirely. Juvenile crime is one of the social sores that is generally taboo. Of the many attempts to tackle the problem, the attempt of the Norwich Juvenil e Committee ia evidently a wrong one. They want to limit the- income of work- Ing boys and girls who are under I seventeen years of age. A good wage, possibilities of comfort, and opportunity for healthy en joyment are apparently regarded as inducements to crime! As a tatter of fact, crime and iimmoral;tv I a" much more Tdkelv to be prev?a? I ?ong bo? or girls who a?e v?ry If it wer? not so, if mor?v Were S? Jbmdard. think ? the -WnlSI UuoWy we ?ho.?d nnd T~ ￼ nf, s.? duk?. b?ho? ? "? muhon?ires? ,6 lOpS, l\ond
150 A YEAR FROM AN ACRE I AND A HALF
£ 150 A YEAR FROM AN ACRE I AND A HALF. CLAIMS FOR A FRUIT-GROWING I SCHEME. PLAN WHICH IS INDEPENDENT I OF WEATHER. Mr G. A. Dunn, of Redbourn, Hert- fordshire, head of the famous firm ot hat manufacturers, amazed an aud- ience of experienced nurseymen and fruit farmers the other day bv the statement that it is practically pos- sible to make an income of ?1? a from a sm?lLholding of ?n ?re and a half. The meeting was called by Mr Dunn for the purpose of explaining the re- suits of his experiments in fruit-grow- ing, which have extended over 12 ;years„ and which, he claims, have led him ￼ a new method by means o? which the output of land devoted to fru?Lt. ? culture can be doubled. Combining ?ci?l ]deals with his practical experiment Mr Dunn claims I to be able to fill the gay which exists between the farm labourer and the farmer, and, ? an earnest of his real I inter?t in the question, offers to ad- vance the nectary ?pital ￼ suit- able applicants who wish to undertake the cultivation of a ?mail-holding ac- cording to his perfected method. Hard_ j labour for life/' was Mr Dunn s des- i critio of the customary st??? which is nec?itated by the e <> to iwrinu a living out. of a small-holdmg, I and he added: "I haven t given years of labour and thought to this ques? tion with the idea of reintroducing a j' form of slavery. I FARMERS' UTuriA. j If Mr Dunn's theories TiUCU UUII VV be tenable in practice, one much- prifed privilege of the farmer will be gone for ever. There will no longer be any reason in grumbling at the weather, for under the new conditions of farming the weather will be an al- most negligible factor. Also, hoeing and weeding are to be eliminated at the waving of some magic wand of Eici-ence--and altogether a Utopian state of affairs for farmers seems to be presaged. But th? prwtical? port,ion of Mr Dmnn's audience seemed to be think- ing deeply that &uch thmgs were never suggested in their young days. and that it might be better to wait for the details, which are to be made pub- I lic shortlv before expressing any oponion.
I FOOTBALLER DISCHARGED
I FOOTBALLER DISCHARGED. Mr. J. Leysbon, the we 11-known Am- manford Rugby full-back, has received his discharge from the Army. He unfor- tunately sprained the cartilage of the knee while participating in military sports neld some time ago. I PANTYFFYNON ACCIDENT. Ernest Bring worth, of Talbot-road, Ammanford, a young married collier, sus- tained a fracture of the lee at the Pant- yffynon Colliery on Tuesday through a fall of stone. I SOLDIERS IN ASYLUMS. Air. rorster Has imoni«u Thorne, M.P., tha.t soldiers who lose their reason through service are entitled to the sanna pensions as other soldiers who are totallv disabled. The cost of their main- tenance is the first charge against their pensiom, but any balance is paid to pensions, families or dependants. the mc?'s
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The Greek labourers round about Sal o- nika have christened the British soldier "Johnny. The New Zealand House of Repre- sentatives (says Reuter) has rejected the Daylight Saving Bill. The five millions of letters which ar- rive in London from the front every week are almost exeluseivefly sorted by women at the G.P.O., and this work ie said to be "admirably, done." Nearly forty million million feet of leather are required for the boots of ouer aoldiers and those of our allies whom we are supplying, and all the best hides on the market have been comniandeered by the Government to meet this gigantic demand.
r AFTER MEALS? —UjmkaMhiMftiiM.wiMl, D •r S MN folMM ki tt* I ttoaMth.? any *am form 1 ?
Miners' Blunder. I Fatal Indifference in South Wales. Writing in the "Western Mail" on the action of the South Wales Miners at tfheiir first confar-ence last week in deciding to take two days' holiday, Mr Thoimas Richards, M.P., say-s:- I am not going to offer any defence of the decision to disregard the request for the postponement of the holidays. The members of the Federation, in common with most other people, knfow how deeply I deplored that decision and how strenuously I work ed to get it reversed, but I do want the "Western Mail" to realise that the abusive terms in which the leading article is couched are not likely to assist in preventing what I am very anxious to avoid—the recurrence of a mistake of that charnct.erd that the interests of the country would be served better by a little i-estraint. in the direction of "leaving well alone." I MINERS' WANT OF THOUGHT. A number of reasons are advanced for the miatake made, from pro- Germamam downwards, but I have no doubt in my own mind that the pre- dominant cause of the blunder is the indifference or wamt of thought by the great mass of the miners who do not attend the meetings called for the consideration of these vital questions also to the unfailing activities of a class of local leaders who professing to have the interests of the Federation at heart, are never absent, amd who wax eloquent in their advocacy of in- dustrial righi:6 and liberties, while an the time having an eye to the inaid- lous propaganda of the anti-national wwitties with which they are connec- ted. In the absence of the accredited ?ent or council member (?Dd often- times the grt ma? of the m?b?) deci8Ïonø are arrived at and delegates appo?ed to -nferenc% tota?Hy at ^edeeire9 the ooun- ??'?h the d?i?. of the ooun- cil majority of the F^^ion members. WHAT THEY MUST DO. An analysis of the voting at the oonferen-ce on Satimlav last, eives a ve.-y clear indication that whetre the I members of the Federation have had wo iftsue placed beaorc QLOM ttv cøan- cil members or agents the advice of their accredited leadens was aooepted. Phere are, therefore, two reforms im- | perative if the Welsh minera are to be saved from misrepresentation:- (1) They must attend their loaga meetings themselves; and (2) They must insist upon their leaders attending as weAL it is aiso to be xiopea Lnaz me de- cisive vote upon the postponement of the holidays will be borne in mind by tlboee who are responsible for the ait- tempts to divert the attentoozi of th. miners from the vital duty of refraiiv- inlg from amy action that, will militate against the successful prosecutjwxn of the war. OOALOWNERS' POSITION. I have no desire to make the ooa3- owmers responsible for the decision to take holidays, but the "Western Msal" is unusually unfair and wrong in ita capacity ae apologist for them. Tho miners are not after the "war loot," but after the looters. Every applica- tion for an advance in wugee folloq, and not precedes, an uacrew in tho selling prices. The miners have no voice in determining the selling prioes, otherwise those prices would not have been mcreaaed to the ?rbemt th?y have. and the miners will t?? without p- test a reduction in W= when it cut be shown that the price of coal has been reduced to the oomsu-mier to an amount making a reduction wtarrtaBrt- able under the practices of their agrefeu meant with the employers. AN APPEAL TO THE MEN. While I am compelled to write fat defence of the miners against these- unfair attacks, now that the holiday question is not to cause a genera) stoppage, I desire to appeed that there- shall be no stoppages of single col- lieries over matters in dispute until least every possible means of settle- ment has been exhausted. Given the,, chance, the Federation and employers will amicably settle every possible dis- pute that can arise without a 8toppage of the colliery.
iDEMAND FOR LAND IN WALES
DEMAND FOR LAND IN WALES Mr. Evan Evans, clerk to the Cardi- ganshire County Council, informed Mr. Sydney Mayer. senior email holding commissioner, who held three inquiries on Tuesday and Wednesday, that there was, a great demand for small holding* in the, couMy. There was land beyond question, in the county, and the council had not. been able to meet applications from all r*ersonp. In every instance the applica- tions were opposed by tasdowncm