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AMUSEMENTS. -—————————————— 6.36. ™0. WALTER BENTLEY presents the POPULAR REVUE, ODDS ON In Three Gorgeous Scenes. The Cast includes JACK SHIRES, cvelyn Gordon, Bay Russell, Hyde and Cody Trio, GWEN CLIFFORD, and Full 9pera Chorus of 30 Beautiful Voices. Latest News and War Films. BOBBIE THORNTON, Juggler. HARLEQUI NADERS, In their Bright Entertainment, Com- posed by the Harlequin at the Piano. JkMATEUR COMPETITION, APRIL 28. Entries Wanted. GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA. HONDA Y, APRIL 16th, 191T, Six Nights at 7.30 and MATINEE SATURDAY, at 2.30. THE LATEST SUCCESS, direct from! 4he Apollo and Prince of Wales' Theatres, « London, HOBSON'S CHOICE I Next Week.-Personal Visit of Mr. MARTIN HARVEY and his West End Company, in DAVID GARRICK. THE PICTURE HOUSE. High Street. The Home of Good Pictures and Music, j To-Day's Star Films- A Grand Ideal" Picture Play. A ? onal Honeymoon,. 4 Thrilling Tale of a Honeymoon Coupled Adventures. BORROWED SUNSHINE, A Fine Two-Part Drama. MADCAP AMBROSE, A Triangle Comedy in Two Parts. CASTLE CINEMA (Adjoining Leader Office), Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 2.30 to 10.30. THE UPHEAVAL, A Four-Part Metro Play of Thrilling Mystery, featuring Lionel Barrymore, THE TRAP, A Two-Part Drama, featuring the Bostock Animals. THE DEPTH OF LOVE, Swedish-Biograph Four-Part Drama. Mon. Next-THE WHEEL OF THE LAW (Metro Drama). CARLTON CINEMA DE LUXE, Oxford Street, Swansea. To-Day's Programme of Star Films- BESSIE BARRISCALE in THE LAST ACT, A Drama of a Woman's Renunciation. CROOKED FROM THE START, Featuring Billie Ritchie and Gertrude Selby. THE LAUGHING MASK, No. 13, If The Woman in Black." Next Week- HOME and PEGGY HYLAND. ELYSI U M. TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME. Continuous Performance, 2.30 ffil 10.39. WANTED-A HOME, A Story with a Heart Interest. MARY PAGE (Episode 13), Dawning of Hope." MADCAP AMBROSE, Triangle Comedy. BETTWS-Y-COED, Very Interesting. GAUMONT'S GRAPHIC. of EDUCATIONAL. THE URGENT NEED FOR TRAINED COMMERCIAL WORKERS. The best preparation for such is afforded by THE DE BEAR SCHOOLS "The Swansea Commercial Central School). nonaged by Mr. Bernard De Bear who for 20 years controlled the largest Com- mercial School in the World. ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS. Day and Evening Tuition. Enrolment from any dato. Apply: The De Bear Schools Ltd., Castle Buildings, Swansea. Tel., 587. QUPERlOR, WELL-PAID BUSINESS ° AND'SECRETARIAL APPOINT- MENTS tTc constantly open to persons of •both self." who are proficient and pro- perly trained in modern Business subjects, j An institution which has a reputation for training and placing students in well-paid positions is the SWANSEA BUSINESS COLLEGE. Siddall Buildings, Alexandra- road. Expert Tuition in Shorthand, Type- writing, Book-keeping, Mathematics, etc. Day, Evening and Postal Instruction. A SPECIV OFFER: Before definitely deciding upon a business career, students may. during April, enrol for One Month only, at the end of which time the Prin. cipal would give his candid opinion of their chances for success in business. This privilege also provides the opportunity of testing our training methods, etc., with- out further obligation. Principal: ERNEST VICTOR RUDDELL, B.A. Vice-Principal: ROSE JENKINS, A.C.T.S. Prospectus Free. Send for a Copy! A NYONE desirous of Joining Rustian A 'x Ycolp.Nlg taught by Native tiussian Luly. now or Antumn. communicate ith 're- pared, Leader Office. ACOA'JHINU for v Firemen, n Mine Mana A gers and Surveyors Etams Lesaona by Post -gvl)allfl.- free f'.) Cambrian I Wining School. Porth STUDENTS Successfully Prepared for Pro- I 0 ficiency in PITMAN'S i-thortliand. Local Marine BOARD and Civil Service LEX SONS s?Teo in Arithmetic Kn?i?h. Book keeping etc Satisfaction nära,nt(>('d Mr ffftrris, m. Oxford-ptreet. Swansea. Day or Bt-enins Tuition OTC SAILINGS. CUNARD LINE to CANADA And UNITED STATES. Regular Passenger and Freight Services. Connecting with Canadian Northern Railway System. I BRISTOL-HALIFAX. N.S.-NEW you. LONDON-HALIFAX. N.S.-NEW YORK. Far Rates of Passage, Freight. Dates of flailing, and Particular* as to Loading Berths Apply Cunard Line, 61 Btebopsgate. London E.O.. Ili New street, tirminerhaai; 65 l^ftldwin-Btreet, Bristol: 18a. Risb-street. (Jardill. 01 Head Offi-o. Cumrr) RuiMinar Pier Uead, Llye?r, I pool; ur to Local A?ent? I SALES BY AUCTION. Re the Late JONATHAN WILLIAMS (Deceased) ROSE BANK. DILLW¥ N-RUAD, SKETTY, SWANSEA. An Exceptionally Rare and Unique Sale i of the Extensive Collection of the above- named Well-known Expert and Collector of Antiques and Old China, Ware, and other Articles of Vertu. Messrs. James and dames (F.A.I.) ARE favoured with instructions from '— the Executrix of the late Jonathan Williams (debased), to SELL by AUC- TION, Without Reserve, on the Premises, as above, on WEDNESDAY and THURS- DAY, APRIL 25th and 2(ith, 1917, the Whole of the Deceased's Extensive and Valuable Collection of Antiques and Household Furniture AND EFFECTS, including Cliippendalo Claw and Ball, l-Iepple. white, Sheraton, and Old Oak Articles of Furniture, an Excellent Selection of Old Powter and Rare Old Venetian and Cut Glass, and a Wonderfully Extensive Accu- mulation of RARE OLD CHINA AND WARE. The HOUSE will also bo offered for SALE on the Afternoon of the First Day'* Sale at Four p.m. See Catalogue for de-I tailed particulars. On View Tuesday, April 24th, from Ten o'clock to Five o'clock, by Catalogue Only, which may be had from the Auc- tioneers, post free, Price Sixpence. Sale to Commence promptly Each Day at Twelve Noon. Tonus—Cash. Auctioneers* Oiiices: 7, (joat-ctreet, Swansea. Telephone, Docks 372. PUBLIC NOTICES. County Borough of Swansea. LECTURES TO PUPIL MIDWIVES. THE next Course of Lectures will Commence on TUESDAY, MAY 1st, at 12 o'clock, at the Swansea General Hospital. Free Studentships are offered by the Glamorgan County Council and the Swansea Borough Council. For Prospectus and Information as to Free Studentships, Fees, etc.. apply to Dr. Thomas Evans, Medical Officer of Health, 5, Prospect-place, Swansea. I BEDS FOR OUR WOUNDED. A SWANSEA OBLIGATION-WHICH WILL BE MET. THE RED CROSS SOCIETY in the Swansea Area is being urgently called I upon by the War Otnce to provide 200 Beds* supplementing the 2JO now in use. IThis in anticipation of the saddening bar. vest of maimed men expected to be yielded by the Spring and Summer Cam- I paign. Swansea, which has failed in notli- ing yet connected with the Great War, is asked to provide £2.500 AT ONCE. so that the necessary additional ftccom- modation and equipment may be fur. nÍóbeJ. 1 make the appeal with every confidence to the generous and the patriotic to con- tribute to this Fund. The community must see to it-and will—that ihe wante of our wounded heroes are not neglected. Donations will be gratefully received by Mr C. C. VIVIAN, London City and Midland Bank, the Hon Treasurer; or by Mr. ASH MOLE. the Borough Treasurer, 4juildhall, Swansea. DAVID DA VIES, Mayor, Guildhall, Sw ansea, 1st March, 1S17. ft lion Sunday Next, April 22, 19?7, the Rev. Stephen W. Jenkms, M.A" B.D., ?will Preach at Christ Church, Swansea, j at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. • — TREAT OF THE SEASON. RAGGED SCHOOL; Gospel Temperance Meeting TO-MORROW (SATURDAY), at 7.45 p.m. Soprano, Miss Irene Summers; Mezzo- j Soprano, Miss Irene Cole; Contralto, Miss Lillian Edwards; Tenor, Mr. Eddie j Evans; Violinist, Mr. Clifford Vaughau;j Elocutionist, Mis-s I uth Workman; Child Soloists, Miase* A. Colo and M. Parkin, Chairman—Mr. George Edwards. Accompanist— Miss Gtrtie Thomas, R.A.M. (Adv.). All are Welcome. Come Early. County Borough of Swansea Police. DEFENCE OF THE REALM REGU. LATIONS. Census of Horses, Mules, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Agricultural Implements (United Kingdom). A LL Owners of either Flors«s, Mulee, Cattle, Sheep. Pigs, or Agricultural are required, under the Defence of the Realm Regulati,c)us, to till up a form giving the required particulars in respect of all, or any of the above owned by them on the 21st of April, 1017, including any sent for sale on that or the previous day. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that if a copy of the prescribed Census I-ortil tiiw not been any owner ot '•h; above before April 21st, 1917. application must 1)0 made for the same at any if ttf following Stations in the County Borough ui Swansea:— Central Police Station, Orchard Street. Landore Police Station, Field Street Uplands Police Station, Gwydr Crescent St. ThomM Police Station, Ba acl-iv» Street. If any person fails to comply with such Order, or attempts to evade this Regula- tion by destroying, removing, or seeding I any such implements, or Animals, 10 which this Regulation relates, he shall be guilty of an offence against these ftegu- It tions. It is notified for the information of owners who have tilled in the forms, that I every endeavour will be made by the I Police to collect them, failing hih, the i forma must be completed and returned to j tho nearest Police Station named above, within three days of the date of service. By Order. ALFRED H. THOMAS (Captain), Chief Constable. MONEY. I Dont BORROW in 70CR OWN TOWN where you and the Lender ai? known. Keep 1ónr Business Private Don't ?jve? of &t1e Reputation without Blemish beats' Bounoo Tbt Old eM?hthhp
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. 1 DEATHS. RICKARD.-At 10, Buckinprham-ter., King Edward-road, on 16tii April. Eilen the he-. oved wife of Edwin Itickard. of Central Dry Doc1, Swansea. Pulilic funeral Satur- day, at 3 o'clock, for Danygraig A4-20 MILLS.On the 16th of April at a. French hospital, 2nd-Lieut. J', B Mills, K.W.F.. son or Mr. George Mills, Khyddings-terrace. Brynmill. E.I.P. ———————————-————————————————
WREATHS, BOUQUETS, Etc., by KITLEY'S THE SPECIALISTS IN ALL FLORAL I USlGNS CHEAPEST AND BEST HOUSE FOR CL??SS WREATHS. OPPOSITE NATIONAL SCHOOLS. OXFOBD-STBEET. j SWANSEA. (Te) 431 Central). A LEXANDEB JOHNSTON, The Mo? Up- ?A. to-date Florist in Swansea Wreaths U(?.QUET8 and other FLOUAL DESIGNS i airacsed in rbe Lt?t London tyle. 227 OXFORD-STREET SWAKSEA. Telephone 567 Central. "LEADER" CLASSIFIED' ADVTS. ] DEFENCE OF THE REALM ACT. Advertisements in the Situations Vacant column irum Firms whose busiueus consists wholly or mainly m engineering or siuy- IIJUlJ¡llDl& or Uio tnuiluetion of arms, ammu- nition or expJoeivM or of substances re? ?quired for the production thereof are in order to comply wit i Regulation 8 ? ol the above Act. 6ibiect to We fohowing con di tions: 1O person redden ? more than ten milee away or already engaged on Uovernmeut worit will bo engaged. MiSC'ELLANcUUS SITUATIONS VACANT. i Men and Youths. t V\7ANTED, immediately, an Experienced J I Gardener vvqo unaerBtands cultivation of scrapes and iaot-nouse J)IUIILB.-Apply. witii, reifiences anti wages recjuireu. to i kteyd, Westera t,.wtinsea. OTOR Driver (ineligible), tor Light De- i iTi iiver.v Vau waumu at once. ft Ok io j uu ruiiiiing repairs. Apply Motoxman, Leader Office, Swansea. Men and Women. j \7"ANTED, Vioi uuet(LadyorGent?— M Appi.? Manager. Vints Palace. Neath. C4-23 Women and Girls. D ItAt'E.UY.-kiebard LLwis, liii;h-strt)et, Swansea, have a. Vacancy lor a Girl as Apprentice to the Drapery; also for Mantle Workroom 279A4-24 1 \7 AJUT'ED, Young I?ady age 18 to 20, aa ? UtuJ Help in 1tou, also assist in blisiness; sleep ont.-Apply Tom Craven, To baoconist, \\rANTED, Three experienced Calender .V* Hands; alao a Flannel Washer.—Apply Sl-.etty Laundry, Sketty. ^79A4-24 r | Domestic Servants. \\TANTED good Cook-Gcneral aud House- » f Parlourmaid, ag» 30 to 40 lady and gentleman in the town.-»iiIr8. Eaton Evans. 10. Hill-street, Haverfordwest, tsouth Wales. 281A4-2S HOUSE-Parlourmaid (experienced) Re- n rjuired. nerir London.—Apply, giviug particulars, to tiambly, The Haven. Wemb- ley, Middlesex^ 28(U.4-4 "1747ANTED, a clean, capable general ber- tt vaiit to assist in bar if rcQuired. No under io.—ilrs.. Wright, Posada Hotel, Castle-ell uare, 279A4-23 ,JTA.N L TL'l), a reapectabla woman to wash V » and eleaD.-Apply Maengwyn, Knoll- j avenue. 2734-23 ~WTANTED a good general, three in YY family, no cooking: references re, Quired.— Apply Pen Bryn 70, Terroce,_ro Swansea. 2784-23 ,7 A N TED-ex pel:¡ë:cl-gèDera.C servant. .YY. three in family.—Apply Mrs Gvyn Johns, 11. Richmond-road Swansea. 2784-21 \7STANTED, thoroughly experienced Gen- Y Y eral ervaÐt. cady in May.-A I J(jhiiL 11. Richmond-road 27,71f-2 Boys, Girls, Apprentices, &c. W ANTED. an Apprentice to the Dress- Yy malting; no premium.—Apply Miss Richanis, 17. Pantygwydr-road. U glands 278A4-21 SITUATIONS WANTED. DI&QIIARGED Army Man Requires Posi- -t7 tion as Clarionet Player in an Orches- tra.—Apply to 69. Arg.rle-street. Swansea. 281A 4-21 j XADY Dcaires Pofjition as Shop Assistant; J Grocery or Ironmongery; experience an l references.—" i" L." Leader Oflice, N eat a. C4-Z1 VrOUNG Man iDischarged Soldier), re- J speetabie and well rectmmended. de- sirc), Engagement.—Aputy B.A.B." Lea-der sircit OtBce. Gwanaca FOR SALE. FOR SALE. Portable Building. 10 x 8 x 5 JL suitable fcr allotments or contractor's oitlce.—Apply for particulars, Curtis, L¡ t'«.\ch, FoiHrhydyfen. Port Talbot. C4-21 (~OKNiSH Stove for 8a!e. 4ft in clear Sft. ) opening; by TyrrfU, Kedrutn; pnce £ 2.—Apply Higir.an, 21, Union-street. Swan- sea. 281A4-25 -,ALE, good t'ob. 14 h h.. 7 years old.- JL Apply W'heatsheaf. Pontardulais. A/C4-20 S: MAR'ii(jObiõr &a!e. about 1? ?i.h.. war- ?.3 ranted sound and good worker.-Apply Cole, Greengrocer Rodney-street, Swansea. 272A 4-23 Olt SALE, nice Uleigli C-art and Lan- L daulette, rubber tyres, good as new. no reasonable offer rfefused.—Apply Tiioinae, Cae Bailey, Mount Pleasant, Swansea. Z79A4-24 lioa SALE, 3 round-cornered Governess i: Cars, Rubber Tyres: also one Steel Tyred, euit from 12 to 14 hands. Several other Trap;), Riding Saddles, bri(lici, Severnl setB cl Hai'nesB.-Mct'rÍin Crole-strect (back of Tenby Hotel) Walter-road. Swan- sea. 279A4-23 POULTRY, EGGS, &c. 1H1CKS! Cuicit?' 88, 6d Doz.; EK?a. 4, ? ?ittin?.—M D. John. Sisters Pit Hatcheries. Glaie. Local Agent: John Phil- lips, 87 Sprin?etd-torracc. Morriston. 28IA4.25 EGGSfrom White NVyandottes, Rhode JLJ Island Red. White Leghorn*, for Sale, at 4s. per Sitting; Chickens. 9s. pei tioi., Aylesbury and Buff Orpingtons; Duck E;ggs at 4s. per Sitting.—Leyshon, Cwm Chapel- road, Bonynmen. 281A4-2S CHICKS) Chicks I 8p. 6d. Doz. Finest Breeds-—Minorcaa, WyunuottCfII, Orping- tuns; Laying Fowls. 4s. 6d. NtCh.-13. Peeler- street. Brynjiyfryd. swanscil. 280A MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Thompson & Shackeli's Announcements CBOLLARD and Co!lard Pianoforte. Hoe. j wood ca??e, panel front, reduced to £ 17 10a. cash; another Collard and Colla d. metal framed, check action Piano equal to new 1;4,, cash. -Tborinpoon and Shackell. Ltd. 39, Castle-street. Swansea. F^STEY Organ nearly new, 10 stopa. hiKb J mirror beck, ven beaut?m tone. re- duced to CZO cash; aleo portable Organ by MeLicolm. 96 cash. —Thompson and Shackell, Ltd. 39. Castle-street, Swansea. P IANOFOUTE. iron framed. Walnut case I by Carver, reduced to £;¿4 cash; very fine toned -Thompson and Sbackel!. Ltd. 39. Caetle-street. Swartea. Godfrey's Announcements. ESTEY Organ; obancei model; so lid Oak JLt case; 18 stops 10 sets reeds ?. knee swells; "cr, powerful tx.ne: bargain, 45 guineas cash, or ?ls monthly -Uodfrey and Co., Ltd., 22, St. Helen'a-road. Swansea. 131 AN OLA Piano-Piayer ? note 61 ?ny Jl pianoj ?uar&nteed perfect cODdÜion: original cost. 60 guineas: accept 18 guineas cash; genuine bargain.—Godfrey and 00.. Ltd., 22. St. Heleti's-road, Swarnea. B ARUAIN.-(;Pright Grand by Childe, JD London; in practically netv condition; iron frame. itiec_. action; Rosewood case; 2B guineea cash, or 10a. 6d. monthly —God- frey and Co Ltd.. V,. St Helen's roan Swan. w, TO MOTOFt CARS, CYCLES, ENGINES, &c. FOR SALE AND HIRE. Ivor I:- o"Wtso (223, Oxford-street) Announcements. (CYCLES lHuUlMn. HnSelda. B 8.A.. Swift, ? eto.), from ?6 15&. to ?H 136.. from Stock. MOTOR Cycles in Stock. Immediate Dü. lH livery. B.S.A.. Enfields Parley David. u. etc. C-1\I-C ï:-ÖTÕR:Z-3 Toqner Chassis. (T,.m.C. in Stock Immediate delivery, 04-23 M I SCELLAN EOUS. \\7 ANTED, control establishment?. Ma. Yt chinery Brass. 1aSe. Heavy Copper, 118s. cwt. Metal, Echo. Mertbyr. C5-7 i HOUSES AND SHOPS FOR SALE AND TO LET. -?Q UNIO?TEEET.-T.r'L?Shop'?ltd -t8, DvfpMing-bouse; Euit any business: rent. £ 50. exctn.sivc.—App!y tn?uan Rnd Co" 21. Lnion-strpet. Swansea. 26IA4-25 i?edtO. 2W1,L.?RTON P, iir of ?mart?emi-dc- G ttchcdVnia?onmaint-oa.dfor?aic:? three tainutcs from both stations; bath (hot and cold); recently built low pric;.).- Walters, Glyncoed Woodlands, Goweiton. 2S0A4-24 HOUSE for Sale, with vacant ion JLJL in bert part of Malvern-tflrrace; unin- terrupted view of Bay and SiUmbles.-rApply Box" D 22," eader Office; Swansea. 280A4-24 QHOP to be Let at Clydaeh, with Garden 0 and &tab!e. on the main road. near the Station.—Apply to Miss Fairs, Glais j OFFICES to Iet, at 5. Gloureater-piaa.- on ground floor and second floor; moder- ato reat.—Apply to Letricheus and David, Ltd., Adelaide-street 2S0A4- j i?OH. SALE, 5, Ixragfordrcrescent. St. I Thomas, in excellent condition; in- mediate possession. For particulars apply vans, 14, Balaclava-street, St. 'fbomls 279A4-Z3 7/6 WEEKLY win Purchase £ 30u Ho; U any district; capital down optional. —Particulars D ZO," Leader Office, Swan- sea. 2.78A5.12 M, joKt-fih Harris Announcements PENTRE, Sivi rise&Splendid Semi-de- JL tached Dweliing-honso for Sale cheap; low ground rent; vacant possession.—Apply Joseph Harris Auctioneer and Valuer 1, George-street. Swansea. Tel. No. 469 Docks. WILL Purchase an excellent c*w
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￼ BRBTASN TO BE. War is a great searcher of con- ventions. Dozens with which we were satisfied up to August 1914, so satisfied that we never discussed their bases, have broken down; and chief among them the convention that we have a model system 0-1 edu- cation in this country. We see now, in the blinding illumination of war which penetrates into the dark corners, that. the system lacks much. We allow boys to leave school before they have become fourteen years of age; in other words we release them upon the world before they have learned the a. b.c. of education. They finish with the schools at the v ago of thirteen, going out, then, to hard toil in which they lose the very de. sire for knowledge. We have even- iug continuation schools, on the whole doing excellent work; but they call for attendance when the lad who has been labouring all day I should be enjoying he recreation essential for one of his years. And we pay the teachers so poorly that we are not now attracting the best material into the profession. Be- fore the outbreak of war there were 42,200 certificated teachers, male and female, drawing salaries of less than £ "100; 26,700 drawing salaries of less than £ 90 per annum. With all the imperfections we notice to-day, we are getting 'some- thing, if not all we ought t-o, in re- i turn. Mr. Fisher, whose speech on the reform of the national sys- tem of education greatly impressed the House of Commons on Thurs- day evening, quoted amid general laughter the unsolicited testimonial 01 a naval officer who had written: "'There is something in your damned Beard School education aftoi; all." But we neglect so many I opportunities. Mr. Fisher promises, i later, to deal with the problems of I school age. For the- present the status of the teacher is one of the principal considerations. An anxious and depressed teacher is bad, said the President of the Board of Education; "a bitter teacher is a social danger." Yet the system grinds out anxious and depressed and bitter teachers. Able and conscientious men and women, upon whose training a great deal of money has been spent, look into th2 years ahead and see nothing before them but poor pay. They see the children they instruct entering into manual occupations and in five or six years far outstripping them in earnings. The war of course has exaggerated the grievance; and the parallels will not continue, but a striking illustration of the inequali- ties prevailing at present, has been, afforded us. A girl of fourteerfl passed out of school in July 1915 1 To-day, for work w'uichvdoes not de mand a tithe of the intelligence compelled in the teaching profes- sion, she is being paid double the wage of her old teacher, who has many years of service to her record, Education authorities under the new scheme, will have, every en coura?ement to pay their teachers justly. And w? do not think that the nation will complain. The esti- mates are four millions up; we arc to spend forty millions in the schools. An enormous amount! Yes. It is one and a third times the value of our annual expenditure on tobacco, one-quarter that on alcohol. If we will not cheerfully agree to pay for our children's edu- cation the amount we offer up on the altar of smoke, aud a quarter of the amount we pay to lubricate our throats, we will not deserve the re- putation of a great nation. The statement of Lord Bryce that'' There are three things dear 'o the American heart—freedom, in- ternational law and justice, and kindliness a.nd c-ompassion for inno- cence and suffering, recalls to us a sentence in the biography of Mr, Roosevelt: Down at bottom, the American temper is such that they will not permanently tolerate in- justice done to them. In the long run, they will no more permit affront to their national honour than inj ury to their national interest. To-day we celebrate "America Day." We pay formal attention to an event which is going to mould the future of the world. For the youngest of the democracies not- withstanding all its shortenings is j still the cleanest of the democracies, and it will influence the policies of the old world far beyond our reckon- mg. One of the most heartening mes- sages received from Petrograd for some time gives the comment of the Eussian press upon the semi-official notes. by Germany and Austria- Hungary concerning the possibility of conciliating their war aims with those of Russia. The Press dismiss the notes as a base, treacherous and hypocritical manoeuvre. In the United States, where news is still fuller and criticism less circum- scribed than on this side the ocean, it was stated in the early part of the week that the Administration felt some concern over the report from Russia, yet on the whole it put faith in tho new Government, and be- lieved it would not walk into the German trap and list-en to the tempters who were urging a sepa- rate peace. A separate peace is a variant of the German offer made a few months ago of a peace on the basis of a drawn game, and the re- storation of the status quo existing on August 1, 1914. What seems to us by far the most hateful of the crimes to be charged against the Germans is their treat- ment of the children behind their lines in France. The allegations appear incredible, but they are vouched for by correspondents who have made them the subject of j special inquiries. The Germans Im- posed forced labour on children of eleven and twelve, and were merci- less in compelling them to accom plish the appointed task. If we didn't work," said a small boy of Noyon, hard enough to please them we were beaten by tho mili- tary police, and if we tried to play truant we were imprisoned." At Roye an old man called to his grand- son, a small boy of about twelve, and bade him show his hands. They were covered with burst blisters and worn almost to the bone. "The German took him," lw continued, and made him work with a pick- axe at the trenches they were mak- ing behind the town in readiness t .r their retreat, and you can see from I his hands how hard they made him jwork. A national conference of dele- i } gates representing lodges of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, which was opened in London, on Thursday, is attracting a consider- able amount of attention to the atti- tude of the South Wales coalfield men toward s the Government's new | recruiting scheme. The report ,>f the proceedings, however, indicates that our Welsh miners are ameij- able to reason, and the vote taken is a fiignificant sequel to the decision of the recent Cardiff conference. For the guidance of the general public, therefore, a few explanations aro necessary. It will be remembered ,that wh.m the Government Controller of Mines, acting in pursuance of the calls and requirements of the War Office and Home Office, opened up negotia- tions with the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. Executive for an agreed number of miners to be re- leased, or combed out, for the army, 1 a demand was put forward that u voice should be given to the miners, through their Executive Council, in the settlement of any scheme for- mulated with that object in view. When the Controller submitted a tentative scheme, the Executive directed the eounming d miners'! conferences to consider it; and (.he South Wales section of the work- men, to the surprise of most people, declined to take part even in cen- sidering that, or, seemingly, any other scheme. That decision was carried into effect by a motion, submitted by South Wales, on Thursday at the general conference of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in Lon- don. But, when explanations had. been given,- and the necessities of; the country and the proposals f >u procedure discussed, the South Wales motion was defeated by 111 j votes against 22. There are further j resolutions to be dealt with, as to the methods to be adopted to-day. and as to whether the men who lmvo rushed into the collieries for shelter are to be combed-out first-and pos-' siblv they are sufficient in number to furnish the q nota of the "call for men for the Army. But what may well be emphasised is that, although the South Wales resolution was formally submitted in London, a considerble number of the delegates from this coalfield voted against it, or did not vote at o t°'- .J all. That "open-mind" attitude; is certaiply to their credit in such a national emergency. And the in ference we draw from the ifgures I becomes obvious to all when it is understood that the South Wales coalfield numbers nearly one-third of the membership of the whole of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, while the vote was, as has been stated, only 22 for the no help policy and 111 against.
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A NURSERY RHYME. I If you meet a man with, money, and I He will not sub., Tomahawk it out of him- Rub-a-d xil)-dub, Keep it if he gives too much (Counsel that is vain) If ho doesn't send enough Chuck it back again. isnant.
TODAYS WAR MENU
TO-DAY'S WAR MENU. Fish Kedgeree. Great care should be taken t-hat Ash remnants are not waMed, but made into carry, fish custard, fish cakes or keclgorae. Th following is a recipe for a nutritious kcclgoreo. Boil 6 ozof rice for twenty minutes and strain thoroughly. Meit 2(), of margarine or dripping in n paai and add 12obs. of piotec. of fish broken up sm:tll, two hard boiled eggs (if available.) chopped up, the rice, and «alt and lwppor. Cook for ton minutes, stirring all the time.
I TABERNACLES PROUD RECORDi
I TABERNACLE'S PROUD RECORD. The annual tea and church mating in connection wit? Tabcrna-c? Ba?ti?t Chapel, Skinnpr-stM&t, Swansea, were held on Thursday evening to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the pastor (the Rev. R. J. Willoughby). The year's work by the different sections showed that everything was working satisfactorily, und the church was in a. nourishing financial position The pastor stated that UO metl, had joined the Colours, 180 of which be- longed to the Mert's Biblo Class. Seven had mado the supreme sacrifice, one had been reported missing, and 25 had been woundI. He (the pastor) had written nweoarl.y 2,000 letters to the mn who had joined up, and Lad r?c?ivcd about 1,400 replies.
I THE SCROLL OF FAME
I THE SCROLL OF FAME Local Officer Killed While I Leading a Raid. I WHILE MINE-SWEEPING. Mi*. Daniel Charles, Armine-roud, I)."fore-stfacb, has received a communica- j t-ion to the t!ect that her eldest ;ID, i Signaller Joan Henry Charles, has made the 6uprem6 sacrifice, Ht) was engage? on a mine-sweeper. His father and tlll brothers are with the colours. WHILE LEADING A RAID. Sec.-lieut. Dd. Al-elyn Rees, of the Dup- ham Light Infantry, battalion bomb in- structor, was wounded ??ding a raid, and i died three days later. The deceased J young officer has very numerous family connections in the Swansea and Dulais Valleys. He was the only son of the Rev. J. Solon fte,-s, D.D.. late minister of Aberaman, Aberdare, and afterwards of Hythe; a grandson of the late Mr. Joha Rces, superintendent, and a nephew of Mr. Gomer Roes, Heady Tinplate Co. Lieut. Rees was only 21 years of age. Ha had a brilliant academic course at Cater- ham Cong. College and at London Uuiver- sitv. He waz a member of the 'Varsity O.T.C. ANOTHER CARMARTHEN LIST. A further pack ot Carmarthen men lee longing to the Welsh Raiment have been wounded, in addition to those already r-aw ported in the" L.e.ader :-Cpl. Graham | Daviee, eon of Mr- and Mis. Lewis Davits, Green Post, King-street; Pte. D. J. Jeremy, --oil of Mr. I). Jeremy, Reservoir Crossing, Tanerdy; Pte. Sid Jeremy, son, of Mr. J. Jeremy Olynmelyn Farm; Pto. Jno. Jones, son of Mrs. Jones. Glannant- road; Pte. Johnny Daviee. eon of Mr. Ju. Davics, 35, Trevaughan Village; Pte. Geo. Llewelyn, 2, ShaWs-iane. GORSEINON SOLDIER KILLED. Official news has been received by Mrs. CoHill!" Aigburgh House, Madon'srroad, Gorsemon. that her husband, Pte. Regi- rzild Collins, Lancashire Fusiliers, haa been killdin France. In a letter the commanding oflicer stated that death was instantaneous. Prior to the war he was employed by the Ca-sh Clothiers, Ltd, Swansea. He was 23 years of age. j HAVERFORWEST OFFICER'S DEATH The casualty list contains we iouowing: Daries—Killed in action, cm the tl £ ?th April, Lieut. Robert Lloyd Davies, Royal Engineers, eldest son of J. M. Lloyd Davies and Maud Davies, of Glapiafon," Havert'orchvest, aged 20. jABERAVON MILITARY MEDALLIST. Sergt. S. T. Lewia, son of Mr. John, liewis, Sandfields, Abcravon. and formerly au employe of the BlaonbagUioi Dairy, has been awarded the Military Medal. He is in the Grenadier Guards. CASUALTIES. Officially reported on Thursday Aight:- Rank and File. Wounded Welsh Guards.—Adnitt, 2530, T., Gen-4 dros. Hast Surrey Regiment.—Thomas, 25008, T.. Llanelly. Wounded—'Shock (Shell). Welsh Uuanls.—Phillips. 291S, 0., tlaa- j samlet-
CORRESPONDENCE. [Letter. to tho E(litor LRtiou!(i be brief, to the point, and about something- Cor- rtfcpci.Uciit: should send tnen names audi adurcsst*. not neceasacii.v for ptibliciition.) WHY POTATOES FOR GERMANS? To the Lditor. Sir,—1 very gial to l.otiee that Mr. C. B Stan ion aito fcir T. Courteuay Wat ner, a i< oayii vigo, abJittii (jtitHUMis m the 11,), 11 of Commons a to (ierman i-riftoim-s should ae sutamed witn JMtatoes wheu our own -peoy't cannot act toen-I Mr Macpherson, 1 Hot; red aftprwaros. t'e- ijiitci. for the War Ofliee, tiuit it had been i aei idea to limit the potato ration W fcur canoes per day. We.ii, i am ike tlioimund.c of .Oth.ers i.n Ulamorsranmu'e. uttsri.v ueaDie to set even four ounces per week, much less four ounces a day. of potatoes to eat and when ,"[!1(; ration? of our own f;<>!diers are cur. tailed ;t;, they are. and civilians who havi to "keep the home fire- burning" cannot ;:nt any at all. i really think thy German prisoners, whose hntuu warfare have teiu- porarii.v reduccd us to Uiia shortage, shei: d at least suffer as iriuc.h lirtiiiation as we do. —fours, etc.. SPT!i)Li:SS WORKEK. Mumbles. April 13, 1917. lit was stated in the tlou^e cf Commons on Thursday that the allowance had now been cut off.,
CARMARTHEN INFIRMARY. Annual Westing Shows Reduced Debt. Mr. Joan Hinds, M.P., Lord Lieutenant uf the oounty piesided at the seventieth annurl meeting of the Carmarthenshiro Infirmary on ThursdMy. The abatement of accounth presented, by the secretary (Mr. W. D. Thomas) showed total receipts of £ 2,42 If!. 2d and the expenditure to t] ,95;3 12s. 5d. The adverse balance ha.d been leduced to < £ 4-1 12s. Id. The report of the house committee pro- wanted ly Mr. T. f. Brigstocbe, J.P., stated that a sum of .£220 18s. waa sub- scribed in response to an appeal issued by the secretary to reduce the debt lit the infirmary. Mr. Hinds said such institutions carried out wOMr of a real christian character and their truo value could noit be estimated. One encouraging fact in connection with the war was the marvellous way medical science overcame disease ia the ArulY. abrond and nt hone. According to figures SUPTYlied to tho House of Commons the prevalence of fever was small compared with the South African War. That was zi source of great satisfaction to the medic eal staff.
A POTATO CONTRACT
A POTATO CONTRACT. Interesting Point Raised in Carmarthenshire. At a meeting of the Committee of Visw tors to the Joint Counties Mental Ho-s- pital, Carmarthen, on Thursday, it was reported that Mr. Wynne, the potato c"ll tractor, had accepted the committee's offer that in order to make up some of his low for the last six months, they pay him the difference between* his eontract price, and the maximum price he would be allowed to charge by the Food Om- troller, provided he supplied the institu- tiou with potatoes for the coming eix months. His price was < £ 13 59. fid. per ton, and a letter was read from the Food Controller, elating that no contravention I of his orders would appear to be iarolred by this arrangement. Ald. W. N. Joneq (Ammanford) rsketi if a sufficiency of potatoes could be planted on the institution's grounds. The :\tlli('nl SnpE\rintplldtänt (Dr. J. Richards) said they had this year ploughed 40 per cent. more of the farm, land belong- irig to the institution. The bad weather and a shortage of hurtles ha/1 retarded the work. The quantity of potatoes grown on I the farm would nM be enough to supply the institution for the year. I PAY OF STAFF. The scale of pay of the fem-ala staff wad raised 'by increments of -62 a year, aaid I they were also granted a war bonus d Ss. per week. A lodging allowance of ,£4, year w,s given to the married temporary. attendants. l The annual report of fhe Medical Superintendent showed that there were 729 ratient.s under care u.t the end ot tiia year, N