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AMUSEMENTS. TO-NIGHT! Mr. Geo. Foster presents Miss Alva York'. London Co. in THE RADIUM GIRL. Tho Unrivalled All-Star Cast includes ALVA YORK, the International Comedienne, Aida Martini, Felicia Firmin, May Hallatt Frank Ellison, F. D. Vincent, E. W. Fiman SYD HOWARD. 24 Beauty Queens. Latest News and War Films. BRUCE GREEN, The Most Talked of Dame. BROS. EGBERT, The Retired Dustmen. GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA. MONDAY, AUGUST 28th, 1916, Six Nights at 7.30, and MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30 p.m. NOBODY'S DAUGHTER. A Comedy in 4 Acts, by Geo. Paston. Next Week.—THE SILVER KING. THE PICTURE HOUSE. High Street. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A London Film. Elizabeth Risdon in DRIVEN, By E. Temple Thurston. Adapted from the Novel The Evolution of Katherine." Raymond Hitchcock, Mr. Mauhattan" of the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, in STOLEN MAGIC, Assisted by Mabel Normand. Monday Next- TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYS. CASTLE CINEMA (Adjoining Leader Office). Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 2.30 to 10.38. THE KING'S GAME. A Gold Booster Play in Five Parts. An Absorbing Story of Love and Power. STOLEN MAGIC, Triangle Keystone Comedy in Two Parts, featuring Miss Mabel Normand. THE BLACK MASK, An Enthralling Drama in Two Parts. CARLTON CINEMA DE LUXE, Oxford Street, Swansea. OPEN DAILY from 2.30 till 10.30 p.m. THE GHOST WAGON, A Stirring Story of the Plains. The Old Clothes Shop, A Production of Unusual Merit. rhe Perils of Pauline No. 4, Gipsy's Revenge. Next Week.—Continuous Performance, 11 till 10.30, BATTLE OF THE SOMME. ELYSIUM, High Street, Swansea. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. THE Strange Case of Philip Kent, A Splendid Drama in 3 Acts, Brimful of Excitement and Interest from the First Act until the End. SALMON FISHING (Interest). GAUMONT GRAPHIC. GREER. Pleasing Engagement of Mr. Dai Richards, F.R.C.O., the Great London Organist, who will play the Organ during the week. Monday Next.—REGENERATION." )ROYAL THEATRE, Wind Street. Continuous Performance Daily, 2.30 till 11. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. x THE SINS OF THE (,. MOTHERS, A Vitagrapli Blue Ribbon Feature, rhe Serial GREED. SOME MODEL. Coming Shortly- THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. • «"-■ SAILINGS. iCUNARD LINE to CANADA. K DIRECT PASSENGER AND FREIGHT SERVICES BRISTOL. TO CANADA. Summer Service to Montreal. Connecting with Canadian Northern Bail- way System. •AEDGARKOCH (to New York).Tues. Sep't 19 tFELTEIA .Saturday, Sept. 23 TFOLIA I'tiesday, Oct. 5 Sailing from Avonmouth Dock. *Freight only. tCabin Passengers (Lie) and Cargo. 'i.' LONDON TO CANADA. Summer Service to Montreal. Connecting with the Canadian Northern Railway System. ASCANIA Tuesday. Sept. 6 AUSONIA .Saturday, Sept. 23 FOYLE Saturday, Oct ? Cabin (£10) and Third CIa. ( £ 6 lOe.) Passengers. Accommodation for Refrigera- tor Cargo. *Cargo only. Apply Cunard Line, Liverpool; 51, Bishops- a.te. London. E C.; 65. Baldwin-etreet, High-street Cardiff; 141. Cor- pcration-stfeet, Birmingham; and Gtwa,. dia.n Northern Railway System, London, Liverpool, and Glasgow. J LORD KITCHENER NATIONAL MEMORIAL FUND. President: H.M. Queen Alexandra. To the LORD MAYC:>R' Mansion House, London. I enclose 9 s. d. as a donation to the above Fund- 1 T* Name — j* Address I SALES BY AUCTION. 11, PARK WERN ROAD, SKETTY. Sale of Household Furniture, Billiard Table, etc. J. Barron Pascoe, 1,4. S. I., F.A.I., HAS received instructions from the —' Executor of tito late Airs. M. A. Hichards to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION at the above address, on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 1911i, the Valuable Household Furniture AND EFFECTS, Comprising: Handsome MAHOGANY BOOKCASE, Substantial Mahogany Side- board with Mirror Hack, Mahogany Cir- cular Dining Table, Mahogany I.'eiubroko,l Table, 15 Mahogany-frame Dining Chairs, 2 Easy Chairs in Tapestry, Mahogany Card Table, Brass-rail Kerbs and Fire Brasses, Cuckoo Clock, 2 Aneroid Barometers, Music Cabinet", several Gilt Pier Glasses, Hall Table, Mahogany Hall Chairs, Carved Mahogany Cheftonier, Mahogany Pedestal Desk, Desk Cabinet with Slope, Iron Safe (by Wither^, letter Press, Sun- dry Engravings and Oil Paintings, Brus- sels Carpets, Cushions, Antimacassars, Couch in Horsehair, Umbrella Stand, 2 Four-fold Screens, Sundry Ornaments, Jardinieres, magnificent, Spanish Maho- gany Wardrobe, Massive Mahogany Client of Drawers, Rosewood Bureau Chest of Drawers, Commode, Brass-rail and Iron Bedsteads, Hair Mattresses, Feather Beds, Blanket Boxes, Chairs, Toilet Ware, Washstands, Dressing Tables, Sewing Machine, Kitchen Dresser, Tables, Mangle Steps, Crockery, Steel-top Fender, Kitchen Cupboard, Filter, costly selection of Glass, best Quality Cutlery, E.P. Tea and Coffee Service, E.P. Biscuit Box, 2 E.P. 6-bottle Cruets, E.P. Breakfast Cruet, E.P.Fish Slice, handsome Tea Service, 2 Brass Stew Pans, Several Sea Chests, Old Welsh Hat, etc., etc., also Quarter size Billiard Table, with Marker, Cues, Ivory Balls, etc. On view morning of Sale from 9.30. Sale to commence at 11.30 o'clock a.m. prompt. Terms cash. Auctioneer's Offices; Cardigan Cham- bers, 6, College-street, Swansea. Docks Tel. 593. SHAFTESBURY HALL, ST. HELEN'S ROAD, SWANSEA. WEDNESDA Y, SEPTEMBER 6th, 1916. Mr. Joseph Harris TTAS been favoured'with instructions to -EL SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above Hall (where the goods will have been removed from a gentleman's residence for convenience of -sale), a large quantity of I Superior and Well-Preserved Articles of Household Furniture AND OTHBR EFFECTS. 1 the chief items comprising:—HANDSOME CRIMSON PLUSH SUITE, with solid Mahogany high-buck Chairs; Walnut- framed Suite in Lea-ther, PITCHPINE BEDROOM SUITE, Dark Walnut ditto, Small Oak ditto, Wire-wove Mattresses, Wool Overlays, Solid Oak Sideboard, with plate-glass mirror back, Solid Walnut do., Oak Telescope Dining Table, INLAID CHINA CABINET, Oil Paintings, splen- did E.P.N.S. Tea and Coffee Service, ex- cellent 400-day Clock under glass shade. Walnut Cirermantels, Walnut Octagonal Table, Brass Fenders, N Fire Brasses, Hearthrugs, Carpets, Carved Satin Wal- nut Bedstead. Brass and Black ditto, OAK-GRAINED DRESSER, Dinner and Tea Services, Toilet Ware, &c., together with the usual Culinary Utensils, Child's Handsome Basinette with canopy (equal to new), w well as a full-compassed iron- framed PIANOFORTE. MAHOGANY KNEE-HOLE WRITING DESK. ROLL- TOP DITTO, YOST TYPEWRITER, and other articles too numerous to particu- larism. Goods on. View Morning; of Sale. Sale to commence promptly at 11 o'clock a.m. Terms—Cash. Auctioneer's Offices: 1, George-street, Swansea. Tel. No. 469 Docks. GORSEINON. Sale of n Leasehold Dwelling-house and Premises in the Centre of Gorseinon. Messrs. Poole and John TTAVE Received Instructions to Offer for SALE By PUBLIC AUCTION (Subject to Conditions of Sale to be Pro- duced), at the MARDY HOTEL. GOR- SEINON. on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 101!"), at 7 o'clock in the Evening, the Very Desirable LEASEHOLD Dwelling-house and Premises, Known as "BROS HAUL," Alexandra- road, Gorseinon, recently in the oectipa- tion of Mr. John Davies. Tli,P Property ha*; lieen recently erected and oocupios a Commanding Position on the Main Road, near the Cross, and con- tains on Ground Floor: Three Large Rooms. Scullery, opciiitry, and Usual I Offices; on the First Floor: Four Large Bedrooms; and is held under a Lease for 99 Years from December, 18H8, at the Low Annual Ground Rent of 4650 « Posst?ic'n can be Given upon Comple- tion. For Further Particulars, and to View, apply to the Auctioneers, Swansea-road, Loughor, and Coldstream Villa, Llar.elly; or to Mr. C. H. Newcombe, Solicitor, 41, Wind-street, Swansea. EDUCATIONAL. PREPARATION for BUSINESS LIFE SWANSEA COMMERCIAL SCHOOL, THE RECOGNISED TRAINING CENTRE. Unequalled Class-Rooms. Unequalled Equipment. Unequalled Teaching. Unequalled Results. Illustrated Prospectus Free. MISS M. BAY, F.Inc.S.T., Principal. THE DE BEAR SCHOOLS. LTD., CASTLE BUILDINGS; SWANSEA. Telephone: 537 Central. STUDENTS Successfully Prepared for Pro- 0 ncie?cy in PITMAN'S Shorthand. Lcc&t MARINE BOARD and Civil Servioe. LES- SONS given in Arithmetic. English, .Book- Keeping, etc. Satisfaction guaranteed.- Mr. Harris, 56, Oxford-street. Swansea. Day or Evening Tuition. CTO MONEY. t- DON'T BORROW IN YOUR OWN TOWN, JL/ where you and the lender are known. Reputation without blemish beats bounce. £ 10 to £ 10,000 lent privately by the old- established B.F.C. who are approved and recommended by tne Press .£10 Loan 10s Monthly lioo Loan eZ Monthly "I Ivoan X2 Monthly £500 Loan £ 4 Monthly Prospectus and Press Opinions free. Pri- vacy guaranteed.—THE BRITISH FINANCE 03..20, Bridge-street, BristoLTel. 1675. IF YOU WISH to keep your affairs private, JL do not apply to strangers for no Stran- Ser will land you money without making QquiTies. How would these terms eaitTyoa? £10 repay EIO 10s. £50 repay £52 10s. XwW repay £ 21 Os. £100 repcy kIO6 5s. If you wish to be treated with fairness an-I consideration, apply to- ALBERT E. GASH, 6, Uplands Crescent, Swansea, RAGGED SCHOOL. Gospel Temperance Meeting To-Morrow (Saturday), at 8 p.m. Speaker-MR. G. LEWIS (Hafod). SISTER EDITH (B.W.T.A.) will Preside. Special Musical Programme. w PUBLIC NOTICES. QOUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. REGULATIONS AS TO STREET TRAFFIC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is the intention of the- Council of the (louiity Borough of Swansea after tho expiration of not less than one calendar fflonth from thrt date hereof to make certain regula- tions as to tmlfic in certain of the streets ia the said County Borough by virtue of the provisions cf Section 78 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 and to submit the same for the approval of the Secretary of State; AND NOTlOE is hereby further given that after the expiration of suih calendar month its aforesaid t.he 8tid Council intend to make an Order or Orders in pursuanoe, of Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 for preventing ob struction of the streets. in the said County Borough in all tittiea of public processions, rejoicings, or iiluminations, -and in any C3.Se where the saKne are thronged or liible to be obstructed, for giving directions to the constablee for keeping order and pre- venting any obstruction of the streets in the neighbourhood of theatres or other places of public resort. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALfO GIVEN that during such calendar month copies of the proposed Regulations and Order or Orders will be kept at the Office of the slid Council, in the Town Clerk's Depart- ment, the Guildhall, Swansea, and will be open during office hours thereat to the in- spection of )-,ny person without ft-.o or reward, and the Town Cleric will, on the application of any such person, furnish him with a copy of such proposed Regulations, Order or Orders, or 11,ny part thereof, on payment of sixpence for every hundred words con- tained in such copy Dated at the Guildhall, Swansea, this 18th day of August, 1916. H. LANG OOATH, Town Clerk. NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE. THE PRUDENTIAL APPROVED SOCIETY FOR LAUNDRESSES. APPROVAL No. 272. PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGAGEMENTS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a I SPECIAL MEETING of the Members of the above-named Society will be held at the REGISTERED OFFICE of the Society, 142, HOLBOKN BARS, LONDON, on the SECOND DAY of OCTOBER, 1916, at Six o'clock in the Evening, for the purpose of considering, and, if thought fit, passing the following resolution, viz.:— Resolved that the Prudential Approved Society for Laundresses do cease to take part in the administration of the National Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1915, as an Approved Society after the* 31st day of December, 1916, or such other date as the Commissioners may deter- mine, and do agree to transfer its engagements under the Acts as from that date to the Prudential Approved Society for Women, and that the Com- missioners be authorised to transfer all funds and eecurities standing to the credit of the Society as from that date?, to the credit of the Prudential Approved ¡ Society for Women, and that the Com- mittee of Management, Trustees .and other officers be instructed to do all such things as may be required to be done in order to carry into effect euch transfer of engagements. An explanatory statement may be ob- tained by members on application to the Secretary at the undermentioned address. A member may record her vote either at the Meeting or by filling up a voting paper, which may be obtained upon application Co the Secretary, and forwarding it to him at the undermentioned address. No vot- ing paper so forwarded will be valid unless it is delivered at the address mentioned not later than the 28th day of September, 1916. Dated this 30th day of August, 1916. (Signed) ARTHUR R. BARRAND, Secretary, Address: 142, Holborn Bars, London. Note.—If the above-mentioned resolution is passed by the requisite majority, a notice to that effect will be inserted in this newspaper on the 9th October, 1918. NATIO N A L HE A LT H INSURANCE. THE PRUDENTIAL APPROVED SOCIETY FOR MINERS. APPROVAL No. 277. PROPOSED TRANSFER OF ENGAGEMENTS. NOTIE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a SPECIAL MEETING of the Members of the above-named Society will be held at the REGISTERED OFFICE of the Society, 142, HOLBOHN BARS, LONDON, on the SECOND DAY of OCTOBER, 1916, at Six o'clock in the Evening, for the purpose of considering, and, if thought fit, passing the following resolution, viz.:— Resolved that the Prudential Approved Society for Miners do cease to take part in the administration of the National Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1915, as an Approved Society after the Slat day of December, 1916, or each other date as the Commissioners may deter- mine, and do tgree to transfer its engagements under the Acts as from that date to the Prudential Approved Society for Men, and that the Com- missioners be authorised to transfer all funds and securities standing to the credit of the Society as from that date to the credit of the Prudential Approved Society for Men, and that the Com- mittee of Management, Trustees and other officers be instructed to do all such things as may be required to be done in order to carry into effect such transfer of engagements. An explanatory statement may be ob- tained by members on application to the Secretary at the undermentioned addrees. A member may record his vote either at the Meeting or by filling up a voting paper, which may be obtained upon application to the Secretary, and forwarding it to him at the undermentioned address. No vot- ing paper so forwarded -will be valid unless it is delivered at the address mentioned not later than the 28th day of September, 1916. Dated this 30th day of August, 1916. (Signed) ARTHUR R. BARRAND, Secretary, Address: 142, Holborn Bars, London. Note.—If the above-mentioned resolution is passed by the requisite majority, a notice to that effect will be inserted in this newspaper on the 9th October, 1916. DON'T FORGET THE CRARD CHAIR EISTEDDFOD at TREBOETH, on SATURDAY, SEPT. 30th, 1916, TS AID OF THE LOCAL SOLDIERS' AND SAlLOfeS' SUCCOUR AND RECEPTION FUND. 3STJMKEOUS ITEMS. CHAiTPION PRIZES, See Programmes. lid, each, poet Jree. Sec.: Geo. Smith, Post Gfl&cc. Tirdeunaw; Assist. 800.: 11 Lloyd. BryngeHy-row, Tre- bet h. PRIZE COURT SALE. I N P R I Z E. TO be SOLD by PUBLIC AUCTION, by Order and for Account of THE MARSHAL of the ADMIRALTY (by direction of MESSRS. CHURCHILL and SIM. London, Brokers to the Marshal), at THE BALTIC SALE ROOMS, St. Mary Axe, London, E.C., on WEDNESDAY, September 6th, 1916, at ONE-THIRTY j o'clock precisely. Ex BEEKBERGEN," lying at Lond on. Ex OOSTERDIJK" „ London. Ex BALTO" North Shields. Ex ALEXANDRA „ Neweaetle- on-Tyne., Ex rt .MODE" „ London. Ex NOORDAM „ London. Ex HERCULES "Liverpool. Ex ROTTERDAM (per BATAVIER IV."), lying at London. Ex LOCH TAY (per NANNA "), lying at London. Ex KONG INGE „ Leith. Ex "ALBANIA" „ Glasgow. About > 3000 Barrels LUBRICATING OIL. 22 Empty Barrels 20 Barrels LUBRICATING GREASE. 453 „ FISH OIL (Cod Liver Oil and Train Oil). 26 „ TURPENTINE. 25 Casks STEARINE. 6 Barrels FISH STEARINE. 50 Casks COD STEARINE. 26 „ SPERM OIL. Buyers will be required to ented into a bond to comply with Government restric- tions as to Export. Goods are offered subject to all faults and defects and errors of description. Catalogues and all further particulars can be obtained and samples seen on application to GOODLAKE & NUTTER, Brokers, 78, Cornhill, London, E.C. Telegrams: Goodlake, Baltic, London." Telephones: Avenue 2689, 1276, 1277. Central 8516.
Sun Rises G.14, Sun Sets 7.46. Lighting-up Time, 8.16. Subdue lights visible from the sea at 8.16. Subdue other lights at 9.46. High Water To-day, 9.7 a.m., 9.18 p.m. King's Dock-38ft. llin. a.m., 39ft. Zin. p.m. To-morrow, 9.37 a.m., 9.52 p.m.
NOTES AND COMMENTS
NOTES AND COMMENTS. Almost a Chinese puzzle prob- lem is being assumed by the war dispositions. So many fronts aie active that it is difficult to keep count of them, and more difficult still to bear in mind all the details in order to realise how one fits into the other. But a survey shows that the Allies are working on a well- organised plan, and are playing into each other's hands well. In the absence of some details from Russia, it looks as if Rumania is making the running still. Her troops are in motion adl over the country. Some are at the front, and have rendered a good ac- count of themselves, whilst others are on the way to take their allotted places for various purposes. The most interesting item of news re- specting that part of the world is that Rumania is concentrating on Orsova, in the neighbourhood- of which successful fighting has taken place already. The town named is of importance. It lies, within Hun- gary, at an important strategical point, near the frontiers of Hungary, Rumania, and Serbia, with Bul- garia not far away, and is on the Danube. It is also on the main line from Bud a Pesth to Sofia. Pos- session of the town will interfere with the passage of troops and munitions from Germany and Aus- tria to Bulgaria and Turkey. But besides that it will form an important factor in an interesting chain of possibilities, i.e., a series of advances towards the Hungarian capital. Lying on the south-east of that city, it is. about 200 miles away, but is on the way towards a fairly open track of country to the west of the Transylvanian Alps. It would, therefore, take a useful part in the operations if the Allies are making for Buda Pesth—Russia on two lines from different points in the Carpathians, Ruma.nia from Orsova, and Italy (at a greater dis- tance and, perhaps, at a slower pace) from above Gorizia. Should that series of moves be in contem- plation, it would be almost impos- sible for Austria to offer serious re- sistance. However, we must await further developments before we can speak of the probabilities of the situation. It is now evident that Rumania was quite ready to follow her de- claration of war with immediate action. The Austrian bulletins tell of a far-reaching encircling move- ment of strong forces, before which the covering troops of the Dual Monarchy have been obliged to retire. Our new Ally has ap- parently thrown down the gauntlet at each of the principal passes of the Austrian frontier, the greater pressure being exercised, perhaps, upon the sector adjacent to the Danube. The Austrian, official com- munique does not attempt to put such a rosy light upon the position as the Berlin correspondents, ajid concedes the main fact of with- ckawal according to plan." The retirement of the frontier guards has, of course, no special signi- ficance. The test of the situation will come when the pressure of the Rumanian advance discloses what force Austria can muster to attempt a serious defence of the pathways into Hungary. The real objects of Rumania's action lmve not yet begun to mani- fest themselves, and we must wait and see how far direct co-operation is intended with the Allied forces operating from Salonika. With the extended front which the Bulgar- ians have elected to occupy in the south, it must place a severe strain upon their resources to provide a sufficient guard for their back door." The easiest Rumanian line of advance into Bulgaria would be from the Dobrudja upon lines threatening both Varna and the ancient capital of Tirnow. Very shortly General Sarrail ought to give the Bulgarians all the occupation they can do with, in order to make effective that system of simultaneous pressure which has yielded such excellent fruit in other regions. But tile, latest reports show that, for the moment he is con- tent to let the Bulgarians show their hand. Russian official reports say very little as yet about the position in the Carpathians. That does not mean that General Brussiloff is idle. On the other hand we do find that the Germans north-east of Kovel are getting nervous enough to make at- tacks, before which the Russians were content to act on the defen- sive. As to the Caucasian situa- tion, as well as that in the rest of Asia Minor, the Turks are trying to be active with results that remind one of German efforts before Ver- dun. In the West both the British and French arc playing the game of nibble. A great deal of fighting in small patches has been carried out, and Sir Douglas Haig refers to some of the results as being in- teresting "-a strange use of the word having regard to the context and the circumstances. The chief consideration is that the Germans made no progress, but, on the con- trary, had to put up with further defeats. We referred yesterday to the probability of another war loan being issued by France. It is of in- terest, therefore, to turn to statis- tics bearing on the gold reserve of the Bank of France since the out- break of war. The splendid patri- otism and confidence of citizens of all classes in France has been shown in their response to the appeal made to them to exchange the gold specie in their possssion for its' equivalent in Frencn bank notes. A steady stream of gold has flowed into the coffers of the Bank; and after two years of tremendous strain on the resources of the country, the French gold reserve is actually greater by twenty-eight million ster- ling than it was on August 1, 1914. There is reason for suggesting that rather too much fuss is being made about the removal of Falken- hayn and the appointment of Hin- denburg as the German Chief-of- Staff. It savours too much of the spirit of Kipling's line, When you've finished killing Kruger with your mouth." Whatever we may think of the fallen Chief of Staff, Jt is difficult to recognise any reason for thinking that his place will be more competently filled by the warrior who succeeds to it. As an exponent of the supremacy of shells over no-shells Hindenburg was incapable of improvement. But since that inequality has been re- dressed, there is little evidence in the history of his command to sug- gest overwhelming talents or fer- tility of resource. The asset which he does manifestly bring to his new post is the worship and confidence of the German crowd, which may be relied on as a temporary barrier to the inrush of despondency. Read in that light, his appointment may prove just as interesting to the Allies as to the people of Germany. So far, he has not. done much to- wards beating Kuropatkin and Russki, or made headway towards Moscow and Petrograd. On the contrary. The new lighting order is stricter than any that have preceded it. Plain, unscientific people will be expected to know the difference be- tween diffused light and a light throwing its beams direct, and people will be busy stopping up chinks at the windows. We may take it, how- ever, from the repetition and grow- ing strictness of these regulations, that the object they are framed for is more or less secured. When ground lights are obscured it adds enormously to the difficulties of aerial navigation, and the Zeppelin reports from Berlin show how utterly at sea the commanders have found themselves. Two baby chamelons have been born at the Zoo, and are to be found in the reptile house. They are a little over an inch long, and look like nothing so much as two very small old men. These are said to be the first chfwrtelons born in cap- tivity, but they appear to be flourishing. Their parents seems jealous of any inspection of their off-spring, and make throaty noises at intruders. A new kingdom o& agricultural richness has been brought into touch with the world's markets, in the Peace River country-" The Last Great West" of Canada—by the Edmonton, Dun vegan and British Columbia Railway, which now reaches north-west of Edmon- ton for over 350 miles, that is a tract of country.nearly as long as from London to Edinburgh. It may readily be realised what such a line with it numerous branches, when built, means to the great farming lands of Northern Canada. The first car of wheat shipped out of the Peace River territory was consigned in November, 1915, from Varena, 300 miles north-west of Edmonton. It reached Winnipeg, and was there graded after a journey down the Peace River to Peace River Land- ing, thence by rail to Manitoba, of 1,§00 miles. There are 91 railways in Canada making returns to the Government. During the last decade 10,000 mil3s were added to the operative railway mileage of the Dominion. No other country has equalled that achieve- ment. Only four countries now exceed Canada in railway mileage— United States, Russia, Germany and India. There are more miles of railway in operation than in Aus- tralia, New Zealand, Italy, and Spain combined; more than Swe- den, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Rumania joined together, with Portugal and Turkey thrown in. In five years Canada will probably occupy second place among all the countries of the world in the matter of railway mile- age.
IMINERS WAGE RATE
I MINERS' WAGE RATE. II No Change, Decides Sir Wm. Pickford. I The South Wales miners' wage rate will remain unchanged, at any rate until i December 1st next. This is the decision of Sir Wm. Pickford, the newly appointed independent chairman of the South Waloa Coal Conciliation Board, who has just given his casting vote against both the applications that came before him, namely:— That of the coalowners for a reduction of 15 per cent. That of the workfnen for an advance of 12r per cent. The rate now stands at 40.83 per cent. I above the 1915 standard, guaranteeing the lowest paid men a minimum of 7s. 01d. per day. According to the Conciliation Board agreement, the next application for a variation of the general wage-rate, if any, must bo made before November 1, and based on statistics, etc., for the three iiionths ending September 30. If such an application be made by either side and j is granted, the variation would come into force a month later, namely, December 1.
I HIT THREE TIMES
I HIT THREE TIMES. I Fforestfach Soldier's Thrilling Story Writing to a friend at Fforestfach from Vicarage Hospital, Cheshire, Private D. Jones, of Ystrad-road, says: I hope to be able to repay you some day for the kind gifts received from you. I am pleased to Hay that I am speedily becoming fit again, and shall be out of hospital in a week or PH. Without any bounce, I may tell you that I was one of the firet to be on top of the Huns in Mametz Wood, plahting bombs among them as quickly as my lingers could pull the pins out. It's a miracie hov I came out alive, as my clothes were torn by bullets and shrapnel. I was hit three times, and think I came out alive through not being broad. I well remember one of the Bosches who fired at me at only seven yards' range. He missed the mark, and before he could reload I hit him full in the cheet with a bomb, and up he went—homo. That en-chanted wood was a fair hell, what with rifle firing, bOlnbs, mortars, high explosives, together with the groans of the wounded and dying, and the Huns shouting for mercy and fir- ing at every opportunity, and the Welsh cursing, blinding and strafing them. All at once something1 exploded near me, hit me in the arm, and blew me up a few yards. Failing into ft deep shell-hole I lay low awhile, and then starter on my way back to the R.A.M.C. The Germans were sniping them and also the wounded, and I had to make sharp sprLnte from one shell-hole to another like a rabBit. In these holes I saw some pitiful eights. There were men who had legs and arms blown off, and others who, having been shot in the stomach, had crawled in from machine-gun fire, but only to die. We will win this war, but at a fearful price. I believe that the star of hope is going to shine in the east as it did in the time of Herod.
I PONTARDAWE COUNCIL
I PONTARDAWE COUNCIL. I Dust and the Public Health. At the Pontardawe Council meeting on Thursday, Mr. J. G. Harries, J.P., pre- siding, Dr. W. J. Lewis, M.O.H., reported that he had visited the Mond Nickel Works, Clydach, together with Dr. D. J. Mor- gan, the county ^edical officer, in regard to the alleged dust nuisance. The dust did not appear to be so great as it had been, but it was still excessive. Dr. Mor- gan took samples of the dust from a neighbouring house for chemical exami- nations.—Dr. Langer. manager of the works, said he had discovered means of abating the nuisance, but prolonged ex- periments were necessary. They were aleo handicapped by lack of materials, labour and Government permission. The company were most anxious to abate the nuisance.. Mr. Morgan Daries said that in view of ,the doctor's report, he failed to see what they could do. Mr. R. A. Joned said the question they had to consider was one of public health. It was decided that a Government De- partment be communicated with, and if there is no reply in a fortnight the Coun- idl should obtain counsel'6 opinion. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. The Clerk of the Yetalyfera County School governors wrote that Councillor Richard Thomas, of Cl/dach, had been appointed to represent the County Council on the Governing Body of the County School. Mr. D. T. Jones was appointed to fill the vacancy. The Local Government Board wrote acc-epting the resignation of Councillor Owen Davies, of Pontardawe. TOWN PLANNING SCHEME. Mr. Edgar Chappel, secretary of the South Wales Garden Cities and Town j Planning Association, wrote stating that some time ago the Council were good enough to receive a deputation from their Association, which urged the importance of the immediate preparation of town planning schemes for the undeveloped portions of their area, in oider that eetate development and building after the war should proceed on satisfactory lines. The Association now wanted to know whether the Council had taken any action, or con- templated doing 80. It was decided to reply that the matter had been left in abeyance as there was no disposition on the part of the Council to prooeed with any preparations at present. THE PROPOSED CEMETERIES. The Local Government Board wrote in regard to the proposed cemeteries. They pointed out that they were only sanc- tioning loans for works of pressing im- portance either for reasons of public health or on account of war requirements, and any such application as that now contemplated should, if possible, be de- ferred until the present restrictions in borrowing had been removed or modified. It WM decided that the Clerk should reply to the Local Government Board. I EXEMPTIONS AND THE V.T.C. There was a, notice of motion by Mr. R. A. Jones that the Council make repre- sentations to the local tribunal that in ,ewe& whe cortifioatee of (exemption were granted to appellants on grounds of bueiaees hardships, that no condition be I added compiling them to attend drills of the V.T .C. in business !houre. This was agreed to. I PONTARDAWE SUB-POSTMASTER. I On tle motion of Mr. L. W. Francis, it was decided that the Clerk should write to the Postmaster at Swansea asking that a Welsh speaking sub-postmaster be ap- pointed to fill the vacaocy at Pontardawe. I )
ITOlD IN POLICE COURTS
ITOlD IN POLICE COURTS i SWANSEA. 1- SWANSEA. I Friday.—Before Mr. Gwilym Morgan and Dr. Nelson Jones. I UNSUSTAINED WAGE CLAIM. Gregory H. Bartlett, of Windsor, sum. moned E. D. Adley, engraver, Swai^soa, fot ?2 5s. wages. Defendant, how?ar, produced a BigI1M receipt from comtjjLp ant for two wecke? wages, and,as
I OUR AIR RAIDS
I OUR AIR RAIDS. 100 Military Casualties at Namur. Amsterdam, Friday. TIae Echo Beige" learns that last Thrusday a squadron of Allied aeroplanes bombarded the Carelo works a.t Ghent with com- plete success. Twenty-one people wave killed, and about forty were wounded. With regard to the raid on Namur, the same paper reports that aviators dropped about forty bombs on the citadel, where there were 300 German soldiers in gar- rison. About 100 were killed and wounded. German anti-aircraft guns brought down one aeroplane, an English machine. One of the occupants, a Britieh offioer, was killed, while the other was severely wounded. On their return journey the airmen dropped 20 bombs on the railway line from Namur to Maubouge.-Prem Association Special.
I PONTARDAWE GUARDIANS. Exemption From Paying Rates. At the Pontardawe Guardians
General Bernhardi, the well known Ger- man military writer, has been decorated with the order of Merit.—Exchange. Before coming to a decision ooncerning the numerous Germans residing in Italy the Italian Government are waiting for the Gorman decision with repaid tl) Italians .in order to take siiuilur measures. —Exchange.