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HALF A POUND Of MEAT
HALF A POUND Of MEAT TAKE SUGAR CARDS ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISTRBU- TION IN SWAHSEA Swansea people are to take their S'tlgai cards to borough butchers this week, and they will be eupplied on the basis of i-lb. tor evei-y card they hold. The butcher will skewer the aards, which will be an indication to other but- chers that that particular customer has had his or her quota. At the eleventh hour Swansea has fixed upon something resembling a scheme for the distribution of this week's mesit sup- plies: but this docs not mean there wilt be ample meat for all. There are indica- tions that if all promised supplies reach the town in tinw there will lie enough meat available, and a distribution oif t-lb. per head. This, of course, will here to 18FV the week. The Food Control Com- mittee have decided-to go to work OlD that basis, and have asked the butchers to serve customers producing borough euga-r cards on that basis. The scheme outlined above will be used as a safeguard against unscrupulous efforts to get double sup- plies. For over two hours the Committee heard ii deputation ot retail butchers, accom- panied by Mr. James Webbern. BUTCHERS' POSITION. I Mr. Webbern, who was the spokesman, dealt in vigorous terms with the position as it appeared to the butchers, He de- clared that the orders of the Comtroller were unworkable, aud that there bad been continual bungling at the Ministry of Food. The great source of the supply to this district had been Ireland, but but- chers could not afford to buy lit-ish meat and sell it at Swansea's prices* If the prices were raised they could get sum- cient supplies from Ireland to relieve the shortage. The Committee then dedded to raise their price list, which will bring the average price of meat up to about lid. per lb., and these inorefiees will cCHfle into force at once. The Swa.nsea prices will be row about the maximum allowed by the Food Controller. Mr. Webbern weait on to expdain that the mutton shortage was due. to the farmers of Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire withholding sup- plies. At this time of the year sheep fatten very rapidly, so that their reason i, obvious. And the difficulty that the authorities—loc&i and national—are powerless to compel them to biting stocks to market. As an istance of what the farmers are doing. Mr. Webbern men- tioned that at Carmarthen market yester- day there were only 16 sheefp. During Christmas week there were between 500 and 600. At Pembroke market this week there was not a single sheep. STIIL QUEUE-INS. I The crowds were queue-ing for meat by cine o'clock on Thursday morning, and the queues were the biggest outside the pork butchers' shops. Some -of them, act- ing on the recent statement in the Leader were armed with their sugar cards. There were one or two cfceeee queues, too, and those who came away with a little piece were delighted SKETTY CONFUSION. I In Sketty distriot the utnuost confusion prevailed on Thursday moiSiing with re- gard to the issue of foreign JUeat supplies. A large number of the population have been told that unless they registered ar 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, there would be no meat supplies available this. week. Hund- red, therefore, .stood in queues outside the butchers' shops for the purpose of re- gistration, but with no result, for the shops were not even open for the purpose of registration. Is it not almost time that the Food Control Committee shall give definite directioM to the public "witfh regard to this matter? NEATH DEMAND. I Neath butchers have decided to dis- continue supplies on and after February 11th unless controlled prices are in- creased by 2d. per lb. on beef and pork, and 3d. per lb. on mutton. RATIONING AT SKEWEN. I The rationing scheme for Skewen for the current week gives one ounce of tea per hea4 per week, two ounces of butter or margarine, one ounce of bacon, a 1-lb. pot of jam for family of five and a 2-1b. pot if over five in famiiy. The scheme provides for the closing of shops all Thursday, in order that the necessaries be pooled. JAM PRICES FIXED. I Th* Food Controller has fixed the fol- lowing retail prices for jam or marma- lade:- In container: lib., Ud.; 91b., Is. W.; 31b., 2s. 6d.; 41b., 3s. M.; 71b., 5s. lOd. Without container: 10d. per lb. AN ADMIRAL FINED. Admiral Sir Richard Poore, Bart., was on Wednesday fined X30 and costs at Bradford-on-Avon for hoarding food, some of which was confiscated. POTATOES FOR SOUTH WALES. The food Controller has arranged for the regular shipment of potatoes from Ire- land in sufficient quantities to cover the total requiremens of South Wales from February onwards The railway com- panies have been authorised to refuse to accept consignments of potatoes into the area consisting of the counties of Breek- nock, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Monmouth, Pembroke, and Radnor, ex- cept on the production of a license granted by the Ministry of Food.
MOTHER IF YOUR CHILDS TONGUE IS COATED
MOTHER! IF YOUR CHILD'S TONGUE IS COATED, If Cross, Feverish, Constipated, Bilious, and the Stomach out of Order, give California Syrup of Figs." A laxative to-day eavas a bilious child to-morrow. Children 6imply will not take the time from play to empty their bowels, which become clogged up with waste; then the live-. grows sluggish, and the stomach is disordered. Look at the tongue, mother! If coated, or your child is listless, cross, feverish, with tainted breath, restless, doesn't eat heartily, or has a cold. sore throat, or any other children's ailment, give a teaspoon- ful of California Syrup of Figs," then don't worry, because it is a perfectly harmless doae, and in a few hours all this constipation-poison, eour bile and fermen- ting waste-matter will gently move out of the bowels, and you will have a healthy, playful child again. A thorough inside cleansing is ofttimes all that is neces- sary. It should be the first treatment n given in any sickness. Ask your chemist for a bottle of Cali- fornia Syrup of Figs." which has full directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups plainly printed on the bottle. Look carefully and see that it is made by the California Fig Syrup Com- pany." All leading chemists sell Cali. fornia Syrup of Figs at 16. 3d. and 2s. per bottle. Refuse substitutes.
Buenos Aires, Tuesday.-Fire perooae have been killed and 15 injured owing to the derailment of a train in the province of Cordoba.
I SWANSEA. No boys under 12 years of age will t.c admitted to the Drymma Institute. A patent has lx>en granted to Messrs. T. Williams and W. Williams, of .\0. -:1. Goitre-road, Dunvant, Swansea, i'r i,ii invention relating to artificial -.mis. At the Guardians' Committee on Wed- nesday a resolution, moved hv Mr. W. Owen, that ration allowances he puid tn all persons who had left their employ during the past twelve months, and who were entitled to a holiday, was lost.
CARMARTHEN. At the Carmarthen Mart on WpJn?day 1i.liere were 60 fat cattle, aa compared with ? the pr?rion? mart. There were aboun 50 cows and calves, which realised good prices.
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ILL. AW DO VERY. I At the Public Hall on Tuesday evening, the Rev. Joseph Harry, J.P., pastor of Salem Congregational Church, delivered a lecture on the war entitled The Money Behind the Guns."
LLANGADOCK. Mr. Walier R. Jaiacs, Fronde, a part- ner of the well-known firm of Messre. Win. and Walter Jainos, of Swansea, Llandilo, Llandovery and Llangadoclc, is recovering from t-he protracted illness which followed the accident which befell him some time ago.
AMMANFORD. While engaged as underground haulieT at the Tirydail Colliery, Llew. Llewellyn, High-street, received severe internal in- juries on Wednesday morning. | Miss Owen, B.A., of the Ammanford County School, gave an address on Iêulln Gwynedd" on Tuesday night, before the Capei Newydd Young People's Society, Per. B. Ellis Jones presiding.
BONYMAEN. On Wednesday evening, at Salem, Cwm. a reception meeting was given to Corpl. Enoch Williamq. Ald. John Jordan (Llansamjet) presided. The following contributed to the programme: Miss Nil1, Miss May Rees, and Messrs. Richard R?es, Idris Rr, W. H. Tlop- kins, Clement, Mrs. W. H. Hopkins ac- companying. The ucual preseRtatMn was made.
CLYNE. A welcome home wa-5 accorded to Sergt. Sam Morgan, followed by a pres- entation on account of his having won the D.C-M. in France. There was a pro- cession through the village of civilians, and fhe V.T.C. from Neath, Aberdulois, Clyne, R
PONTARDULAIS. I The idea of an auxiliary hospital for the place is catching on. Mr. John Rhys Morgan, chairman of the Town Band Committee, has been nominated as a vice-president of the West Wales Association of Brass Bands. Ald. W. N. Jonpe, J.P., Ammanford. scored heavily at the first" mart here. Butchers and farmers alike were pleased, both with the grading and with the allocation. The new committee of the Town Band has started work in earnest, and I the pro- vision of a suitable and substantial band- stand on Tyle Coch Fields—which hare been leased for the band—is being pro- ceeded with.
LLA&mLO. I The Rev. W. Davies, Tabernacle Con- gregational Church, has so far recovered from his recent severe illness -Is to be able to resume his ministerial duties. An entertainment was held in connection with the C'aivdnistic Methodist Church on Tuesday e\-pwns; to celebrate the success- ful performance by those connected with the church ii,.)iii(,d of a cantata entitled Amos." Mr. D. I. Williams, manager of the London Provincial Bank. presided. As a result of the cantata performances be- tween < £ 60 and .£70 have been realised in aid of different charities. The death hois occurred suddenly of Mr. Gamaliel Bo wen, 80ll of Mr. and 'INfre. J Row fin. Prnteg. Rhœmaen. Llandilo, en his 2:3Td birthday. He ed away at Gosport Naval Hospital. He was buried with full naval honours at Gosport Naval Cemetery.
SKEWEN. At the Mooretown Mission Church, on Wednesday evening, the Rev. D. Morris, Vicar, in the chair, Mr. C. Barker, a deputation on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, addressed a public meeting. On Wednesday evening, the Bethania Chapel Young People's Guild were given a lecture by the Rev. J. EvaM Jones (Tabernacle) on the remarkable life story ot Helen Keller. The Rev. S. Evans Gealy presided. At the Crown Hotel, Skewen, the pre- sentation of certificates to the No. 7 (Main Colliery) Rescue Team took place. Mr. T. L. Rees (manager No. 7) presided, and was supported by Mr. Kestrel I (manager No.4 Pit) and Mr. Bushel (nnder-manager 7\0. 7 Pit). A musical programme was contri- buted to by Messrs. Rees, Cossms, Gould- | ing Miles, Hughes, Walbridge and J. John. The Chairman presented each member of the Rescue team with a certificate. Messrs Walhrklge and Miles presented Mr. T. L. "Rees and Mr. J. Bushel respectively with an enlarged photogto,ph of the team fully equipped.
LLANELLY. The death of Mr. Jamps McVicar. credit draper. Stntior-road, L'nnelly. took place on Wednesday morning, in his 72nd year. He had been ailing for some time, but was out of doors a few weeks ago. The concert recently held at Llanelly in aid of the Pare Howard Red Cross Hoe- rital, when Mies Tessie Thomas, was the chief artiste, realised £1 £5. A concert, arranged by Mr; D. A. Williams, was held at the Stebonheath Military Hospital on Tuesday night, when the following took part: Miss Lizzie Daniel (Felinfoel), Messrs. Ben Rees, Arthur Brown. D. Idwal Morgan, A.C.V., J. Oliver Morgan, and Tom Francis. Mr. D. A. Williams was the accompanist. A concert for the benefit of Mr. James H. Lake, a blind man who has come to Llanelly to represent the National In- stitute of the Blind, W86 held at the Parish Hall on Tuesday night, when the Mayor (Aid. D. James Davies) presided. The artietl-s were: Miss Rosina Davies, Afr. Llew Reee, Mr. J. H. Lake, and Mr. W. H. Simon (violinist). Mr. W. B. Nield. who was the accompanist, brought his glee party, while a sketch, "Shattered Nerves" was given by Mies Hilda B4vren and Miss M. J. Morris.
GLAMORGAN MOTOR VOL. CORPS. Weekly orders for No. 2 .CompanyMon- day. February 4th. 7.45 Tefclmioal College. Mount Pleasant, motor mechanics; Wednes- day. 7.45. headquarters. Nelson-terrace, squad and company drill: Thursday. 4-5. communication drill: Friday, range at 8. musketry. By order of the Squadron Com- mander, Oh as. T. Ruthen. WHY BE DEAF? Yen cen hear quite well, iff you nee the Electrophone." This wonderful instru- ment does for the hearing what the glasses do for the eafhj. Fifteen days trial on payment of æ deposit. Rich the Chemist, Ltd., Surgical House, 30, u- h S .vausea. Hours, 11.0 to 6.
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I .D- s- r?,-Q r "I ￼ à 11 ¡j n 1: rr U.sJ UiiciilULu ￼ l"?'\nonED EFFECT OF PROPOSED I BILL SWAKSEA CHAMBER CF ￼ ?- I CSMiEBCE DEBATE I The Mayor of Swansea (Aid. Ben Jones') and the iown Clerk (Mr. 1L Lang Coat.h) attended a meeting of the Swansea Cham- ber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon to lay before the Chamber their views of the iSwaugea. Gas Co.'s Bill, now before Parliament, an d the Corporation's rea- sons for opposition. Mr. A. W. E. Wynne, who presided, said the meeting had been hastily con- vened, and Mr. Clarry, manager of the Gas Co., had stated 110 was anxious to be present to give his views. He (Mr. Wynne), thought there should be a pro- perly constituted meeting, at which tlit- Chamber would decide whether to peti- tion against the Bill or not. He thought, in fairness to Mr. Clarry, he should -be given the opportunity to attend and put his case forward I A VICIOUS PRINCIPLE. I Mr. Lang Coath said the Bill was one of a series of about 30, which that num- ber of gas companies throughout the country were putting forward. The com- pany waa now charging 3s. &1. per 1,000 cubic feet in the borough, and sought powers to increase that charge by Is. Greater increases were asked for in sur- rounding districts. The company asked for these powers for five years after the end of the war, when they might ask for an extension of the time. That, be thought, was a vicious principle. The company's maximum dividend was now 5 per cent.; they sought to make this G per cent., anJ increased dividends for preference and debenture stock were sought. Since tlie war the company had raised the price of gas by lOd. per 1,000 cubic fe>et. The question was whether war contingencies could not be met out o: that increase. He alluded also to the important principle involved in the change in the calorific standard of the g-as. The Gas Co. was a monopoly, and he thought the consumer should not suffer unduly to keep up dividends. He did not say the companies should go without divi- dends altogether. If Parliament decided t. give them any increase, he thought the duration qf the war and a v^ar afterwards should be sufficient. If they got the in- crease asked for, there was no incentive to the company to economi se in the cost of working. If the Chamber thought, on the information he had given them, that they should oppose tlis Bill, they might do so hy petition. WHAT EXTRA CHARGES MEAN. I Councillor W. W. Holmes thought the I Bill should be opposed by every public body and householder. He referred in particular to the case of Oystermouth, which was charged 6d. per 1.000 more fhat Swansea, as a sinking fund against the laying of the main- But if his informa- tion was correct, that capital charge had been wiped out long ago. Yet the com- pany was seeking to charge them 2s. per 1,000 extra. One ton of coal would pro- duce 10,000 to 11 000 cubic feet of gae. That meant that the increased cost would give the company 10s or lis. for an extra lB. In 1916 some 50,000 tons of coal was carbonied; the Gas Co. were, therefore, going to get £ 25,000 to £ 27.500 extra pro- fit, or 200 per oent. more than in 1916. The company might say that last year they were unable to pay the interest to their debenture-holders. They might also refer to wage increases; these in 1917 amounted to something like Lel,5001 and the extra cost of coal < £ 5,250. Three- fourths of the extra cost cf coal was re- turned in the price received for by-pro- ducts. They were, he contended, asking for nearly five times as much as they had to pay. Why not let matters alone until the end of the war, when things resumed their normal aspect? He hoped the Chamber, flic Oystermouth Council, and every other public body in the town would join the Corporation in oppo- sition. TO HEAR MR. CLARRY. I The Chairman expressed the opinion that as Mr. Clarry could not attend, per- haps he would bo able to oome on Mon- day, and the Chamber should, after hear- ing him, arrange a time for a properly convened meeting. The last"date for pit- ting in a petition was February 12th. Mr. H. Morgan asked why they wanted to have Mr. Clarry there at all. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman said he thought it was only fair to hear both side3; their peti- tion would then have greater effect. Mr. Morgan said he for one would be very little influenced by anything Mr. Clarry could say; he would only say what suited him. Was he coming as a member of the Chamber, or as a representative of the Gas Company? Mr. H. J. Marshall: As a member, but to lay the views of the Gas Company be- fore you. The Town Clerk spoke in favour of the Chamber hearing th-e views of Mr. Clarry on behalf of the Gas Company before de- ciding their attitude Mr. Paul Cocks moved that a meeting. similar to that held that afternoon, be held on Monday to hear Sir. Clarry, and, that a meeting be held on Wednesday, properly cor.vcr.cKl, to oonsidef the Cham. ber's attitude with regard to the Bill. Mr. Ingram seconded the resolution which was carried. ICORPORATION R E P R ES;: N- TATI V E. I I The Town Clerk asked, as there had been a representative of the Gas Company at the meeting, whetheT there would be any objection to a representative of the Corporation, being present at Monday'? meeting. Several Members: No, none at all. Mr. Standish said he had not been present as a representative of the Gas Company, but as a member of the Cham- ber of Commerce. (Laughter.) The Mayor said everything that could be said had been said. He thanked the Chamber for calling that meeting, and propoeed a vote 01 thanks to Mr. Wynne for presiding. Councillor W. W. Holmes seconded the vote, which was carried.
IMOTHERS DO THIS I
MOTHERS, DO THIS- I WHEN THE CHILDREN COUGH, RUBI ST. JACOBS OIL ON THROATS AND I CHESTS. No telling how eoon the symptoms may develop, if neglected, into croup or pneu- monia. You will never rfgret having that bottle of old, honest St. Jacobs Oil handy. The moment you use it, it quickly loosens up coughs and colds in tjiroat or cht-instant relief from pain, soreness or stiffness follows. As first-aid and a certain remedy for Chest Cold., Sore Throat, Bruises, Back- ache, etc., there's nothing like St. Jacobs Oil. Tho-usands of mothers .know this. It is the remedy for grown-tfps too. Rtlb the soothing, pentrating Oil wKer- ever the pain is, and relief comes like magic. Get a small bottle from your chemist to-day.
Swansea's contribution to N-itional War Bonds last week was exceedingly low, only £ 5,670, as against a quota of 957,300, and a etbMription of 920,790 for the pro- vioul ￼ — ?, ? ?. ￼ vm?ewC?c.
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￼ M "Bsw? ims" -O — iSPELTEftMEN DiS-SA TISfIED BUT i Lû Y Al II A mass meeting in connection with the spelter industry inte held at the Ebenezer Uiiiipel, t'lasmarl, on Wedne&uay evening Practically aii the works oi the trade in Swansea and district were fully represen- ted. Mr. W. Simmons presided, and wat supported by Mr. Evan James, local or- ganiser of the Workerwl Union, 'to whicii the men concerned are affiliated. Dissatisfaction was felt aiuong those present in regard to the apathy, as they put it, on the part of the Ministry of Production, and strong protests were ut- tered against the Committee for the manner in which the case of the spelter- men was dealt with. LOYAL TO THE GOVERNMENT. A ballot was taken of the members I upon the resolution passed at a previous meeting with regard to a down tools j policy. In the meantime the organiser (Mr. E. James) spoke-of the loyalty of the spelter workert, to their brothers in the trenches, and also to the Government, and read a telegram just. received from London nrging upon them not to cease work, but to carry on, and that their claim of 12 per cent. was under the con- sideration of the Committee on Produc- tion. Eventually, upon that recommendation, it was decided, by ballot, that the spelter workers would not down tools at present, but would persist in their demand. REPRESENTATION CLAIMS. I Other resolutions were passed instruc- ting the secretary to demand that a re- presentative (1f: the spelter industry should be put on the Swansea Food Con- trol Committee, and also that there should be a representative on the advisory com- mittee (for Swansea) for after4he-war work, etc.
TO WIN PINK CHEEKS
TO WIN PINK CHEEKS. Every woman wants pink cheeks. They mean not only beauty, but health. Then put the colour in your cheeks, not on them. The glow of health is the red of healthy blood showing through trans- lucent skin. It is" impossible unless you possess rich, reel blood. When a girl's colour fades and she looks debilitated, is 6hort of breath, when her heart palpitates after every slight exertion and she has pains in various parts of the body, she noods Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people. They are the remedy best suited to restore the blood, bring brightness to the eyes, and put colour in the cheeks and lips. The only other treatment needed costs nothing. It is this. Give the patient plenty of fresh air, moderate exercise every day. Dot enough to cause fatigue. and use care in the diet, for the food craved for by the aneemic is oftE-n not the be?t for the sufferer. So start Dr. Williams' pink pills with- out delay; ask your dealer for them, and be careful to buy Dr. Williams' only. FREE—Address a post card to Book Dept., 46 Holborn Viaduct. London, E.C.I, asking for a Health Guidfe, free.
FOR GALLANT ITALY I
FOR GALLANT ITALY. I The Mayors Appeal to I Swansea People. Tia General Delegation of tiba Italian Red Cros# Society in the United Kingdom have invited the Mayor to issue afa appeal on thoir behalf to the townspeople of Swansea for some lelp. I am the Mayor, in re- sponse, that Italy hae a strong clawa on our sympathy. Sh? broke away fher compact w'Ïtii1 the Central Powens to enter the war on the side of the Entente Nations and has been carryng CTla conflict, on the Southern Front aidst the most rigorous conditions, and tllt difficulties which she hN3 to contend with in doing battle arurd the regions of eternal snow are almost of an insuperable character." Shall we send some assistance? (he ap- peals to the town). All funds subscribed are remitted dirert to the hon. trasurer of the Italian Red Cross in London, and go towards— Relieving the sick an4 wounded on the field of battle, Providing requisites for the Red Cross and military hospitals, Assisting Italian prisoners of war, and Helping the families of those Italians in this country who hnve been called to their country's colours. It is well known, of course, that many of our boys alW fighting side by side with the Italians. Tlie business relations between Swansea and Italy are c.f a mopt intimate character. In thus extending a helpiei^ hascl to the gallant SOTHS of tlie routh, ve are thereby assisting in more firmly cementing, rf pos- sible, the anctant. friendship between the two countries .which, when ft. war is over, must prove in its continuance to be of great advantage to both nations. Any donations tient to the Mayor 1)1' to the hon. treasurer (Mr. C. C. Vivian, Lon- don City and Midland Bank) by our loMrl firms and resident* will be gratefully re- ceived and promptly acknowledged.
CARDIFFS EXCUSE I
CARDIFF'S EXCUSE. I Why Egbert Took More at I Swansea! Mr. R. O. Sanderson, a. member of the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce, on Wednes- day had a few praiseworthy observa- tions to raa/ke iin connection with the Taali "Egbert's" visit to Swansea, Mr. 8U\$Tó2 formally submitted a report to the Chamber osi the work of the local Wa-r Savings Committee during the recent campaign in the city. Swansea had boasted, he said, a little, and he was very pleased Swansea had done so well. He pointed out, however, that it was Swansea and district, whereas Cardiff's contribu- tion. was a million pounds by itself. Mr. W. R. Aqhniol-e, the Swansea Borough Treasurer, who took such an active part in the Tank's successful finan- cial campaign here, in a brief interview in reference to the above with one of our re- portor3 safid:— As far as my knowledge of the matter goes, the position is exactly the reverse, ior whereas tbie whole of the contributions in Swansea. wens received from the imme- diate neighbourhood, I understand that Cardiff's contributions came from aU over South Wailos "It will be recalled parijans that the, Lord Mayor of Cardiff sent lettero round to several towns in South Wales, including Swansea, appealing for contributions to the Cardiff War Tank amd intimating at the 6a.me time that it was improbable that th.9 Tank would vtwrt any other place in South Wales. Under that impression, many people from Swinnsea and district forwarded sums to the Tank whilst it was at Cardiff.
WINDSOR MEETING OFF I
WINDSOR MEETING "OFF." I Telegraphing from Windsor to-day. the PtB Association Gays:Th-is morning the oourse waa enveloped in dense fog. and the prospects of racing appeared very re- mote- At noon thele was no improvement, and it was decided that racing: was Quite impracticable. Later on the stewards met., and officially decided to abandon the meeting.
EXCHANGE White Leghorn Oock. reliable utility breeder Mrs. Crockahott's direct, for Broody Hens or Indian Game k$rel.-A.ply' Game. Daily Leader. 00-tkorel.-Ayixly !'Game. Daily I*ader. ? MAH ￼
HEIGHTS WON BY ITALIANS
HEIGHTS WON BY ITALIANS IMPORTANT, GAINS MUCH. BOOTY SECURED BY OUR ALLY The Italian success on the Brenta front has proved of greater magnitude than was anticipated, and further important gains and prisoners have been captured. Wed- nesday's ^fficittl news from Italy con- tained the following account of the It action:— The gallant troops of the plateau zone army yesterday successfully crowned the action began on the east of the Asiago Plateau on the 27th inst. by wresting from the enemy his positions to the west of the Frenzela Valley, The Col del Ros- so and the Col d'Echele, which descends towards the western margin of the valley, having been taken on th.28th inst.. and since then held with valour, the enemy in the region of Sasso Rosso is hard pressed, his numerous counter-attacks being re- pulsed with the bayonet. The success was yesterday extended by the capture of Mount Val Bella. The enemy suffered very heavy losses, and two of his divisions were nearly completely destroyed. I WAR BOOTY. The war booty captured has not yet been completely specified, but includes so far more than 100 officers, 2,500 other ranks, six guns of various calibres, about 100 machine-guns, very numerous trenoii mortars, several thousands of rifles, and a very large quantity of ammunition and war material of all kinds. The reaction of the hostile artillery on the positions taken was violent. Our fire was rapidly and powerfully concentrated on the most distant objectives. The German official report admits the loss of Mount Yal Bella and Col del Rosso. BRITISH AND FRENCH REPORTS. British Headquarters on Wednesday night reported as follows:—The enemy'cP artillery has been somewhat more active than usual in the neighbourhood of Epehy and Havrincourt, in La Bassee sector, and east of Polygon Wood. There is nothing further of special interest to report.^ French Headquarters reported on Wed- nesday night:—There was fairly great artillery action on both sides in the Mette region, on the Gourieres Wood front, and in the Woevre. In the latter region an enemy raid to the north of Seicheprey was without result.
OPERATIVES' BONUS. I 4/- Concession Sanctioned by I Swansea Masters. The Swansea Masler Bakers' Associa- tion, at their annual meeting, re-elected Mr. W. H. Burridge as president, this being his third year of office. Returning thanks. Mr. Burridge said the trade was a most importa.nt one. and no one knew what difficulties they would have to face, but lie was sure that, with the oo-opern- tion of all, they could face the position with confidenco. Mr. W. R. Jefford and Mr. J. Daviee were elected vioe-prcsiclents. and Mr. T. P. Davies (secretaryi and other officials were re-elected. The secretary's report showed thtit over < £ 283 had been subscribed to war and other funds. The emergency comL reported on thê recent strike 6ettk>n4rnt, and the As- sociation adopted their that the operatives be granted a further war bonus of 4. a week, and that there be a reduction of three hours a week in the time of female operatives. On the motion of Mr. W. H. Palmer, it was decided to send a 1etterof cordial thanks to tihe Mayor (Aid. Ben. Jones), Mr. J. Bingham, and Mr. Victor Evan?, for their efforts to terminate the strike.
MORRISTON. BROTHERS The First Gunners to Enter I Jerusalem. Morristoniane will learn with interest that Sergt. Ivor Brazell and Driver Evan Brazell, the eons of Mr. Dd. Brazell, St, Pleaemt-street. Morriston, were both at- tached to the first gTin which led the ar- tillery into Jerusalem. In a letter dated December 15th, 1917, Sergt. Tvor Brauell says- Since writing to you last I have tra- velled many miles, and after hard fight- ing and living we have come to some of the places mentioned in the Bible. We advanced through Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, where we are at present. On the way up we were welcomed with open arms. The people were the first "white" we had seen einoe we started our long tnk." It may interest you to know that we passed through Jerusalem, and got. into action near Mount Calvary. At pre- sent we are overlooking the Garden of Gosthcmano on one side, and the Dead Sea on the other. We are being granted leave, to go into tie town." Writing on December leth. 1917. Dvr. Evan Brazell says:— We have had a busy time of it lateiy. plenty of fighting under trying circum- stances I am outside Jerusalem. It is a beautiful place, and we had a grand re- ception when we entered the city. We also had a fine reception w hen wo en- tered Bethlehem and Hebron. They chrOO us, and shouted c Bravo! Angle- terr-e' etc. Anyone con easily see that thev are glad to be relieved from Turkish rule."
DANDRUFF GOES! I HAIR GETS THICK. WAVY. BEAUTIFUL. Save your hair! Double rts beauty in a few moments. Try this I Hair stops coming out and every particle of dandruff disappears. Try as you will, after an application of Dandorino, you cannot find a single trace of dandruff or falling hair, and your scalp will not itch, but what will please you most. will be after a few weeks' use, when you see new hair, fine and downy at first- yeø-but really new hair—growing all over eealp. A little Danderine immediately doubles the beauty of your hoar. No matter how dull, faded, "brittle and soreggv, just nee Danderine and the effect is immediate and 4am,azing-Tour hair win be light. fluffy and wavy, and have an appearance of abundance; an incomparable lustre, soft- ness and luxuriance, the beauty and shimmer of true hair health. ifet a bottle of Knowlton's Danderine and prove that your hair is as pretty a-xvd soft as any—that it has been neglected or injured by careless treatment—♦(hat's all. All chemists sell and recommend it, 1/li R,nd 2/3 a bottle—no increase in price. Danderine is to the hair what fresh showers of rain and sunihine are to vege- tation, It goes right to the roots in- vigorates and strengthens them. Its ex- hilarating, stimulating and Hfe-porducing proptrtres cause the haw to stow long, strong and beautiful.
Athens, Monday.—A decree has been issued calling to the coloiuv aU oScer? I of Medical Service Rowre. r
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I SCROLL OF FAME. I I Deed Which Won Swansea I Sergeant the D.C.M. The London Gazette announces the award of the D.C.M. to 17749 Sergeant F. W. White, Welsh Regiment (Swansea). He mopped up dug-outs single-handed be- yond his company's fatal objective, and with his company commander and another I nurn rushed a fortified house and cap- tured a machine-gun, killing or capturing I the garrison. SWANSEA FOOTBALLER'S SON. I Pte. W. T. Williams, R.A.M.C., who has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry on thi field during the recent operations in Palestine, and has seen active service in Gullipoli and Egypt, is a son of Mr. Tom Williams, one of the famous Swansea Rugby football team in the Bill Bowen and Tom Goldsworl'hy days. Mr. Tom Williams was known also as a quarter and half-mile runner, and is still going strong. HOME FROM PALESTINE. Corporal J. Newton, of the Army Ser- vice Corps, of 19, Prince of Wales-rued. Swansea, is the first Swansea boy to be home on leave from the Holy City. His leave was specially granted on account of his own iil-health and that of his wife and children. Corporal Newton was in- valided from France in 1915, but pro- ceeded to Salonika, thence to Egypt, and eventually to Palestine. Corporal New- ton speaks well of the work of the Gla- morgan Yeomanry and the Welsh Howit- zers. I PONTARDULAIS DISTINCTION. Sergt. Willie L'pton, son of Mr. and -Mrs. Edwin Upton, Swansea-road, Pont- aidulais, has been specially commended for his gallantry ill the recent fighting. Pontardulais lads figure well in the hon- our-s lists of late. I IN HOSPITAL. Pte. Albert Davies, James-street, Pont- ardulais, is in hospital at Salonika. Prior iI,o enlistment be was a prominent figure on local concert platforms, being known as the Welsh Hurry Lauder. An old em- I ploye of Graig Merthvr Colliery. I "STAR OF MONS" MAN. Gunner David Edwards. R.F.A., eon of Mr. John Edwards, Graigfawr, Pontardu- lais, one of the very few men in the dis- trict entitled to wear the coveted Star of Mons decoration, has been home on short leave. DEATH FROM DYSENTERY. Mi's. Sellick. 14, Richard-street, Llan- elly, has been officially notified that her husband, Pte. Thomas Sellick, has died ¡ of dystentery. Pte. Sellick, who joined I the Army in April last. was 38 years of agie, and leaves a widow and two child- i ren. He was chauffeur to Dr. D. J. Wil- liams. LLANELLY SAPPER'S M.M. I Sapper Meyler Gwyn Evans, who is at- tached to the Canadians in Franoe, has been awarded the Military Medal. He is the grandson of the late Mr. Meyle.r Daniel,' who was prominently connected with Llanelly and the Copperworks. DOWN WITH FEVER. ?ewa has been received hy Mrs. H. 0. Evans, of 8, Phillips-parad, Swans., that her husband, Pte. H. 0. Evens, ?is now lying ill with fever at a military hospital in England. Prior to his enlist ment he was employed as a cierk at Mr. Mitchell's office, York-street, Swwnsea. CHAPLAIN'S M.C. I The Rev. Thomas J. Williams. B.A.. who has received the M.C.. is the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Williams, 118. DA r' c:t;t. 1")ct1-7" o- v ,2 his education at Durham University. He became a chapwin to the forces in Jan- uary. 1916.
WILSON'S DESIRE. I ——— • Safeguarding of Universal II interests. I New York, Wednesday.—Replying to a j letter from Mr. Roy W. Howard, presi- ¡ dent of the United Press, to President I Wilson, pointing out their distortions by l German propagandists in neutral eountrieR of Itr. Wilson's appeal, the President has pent him a letter, in which he writes :— My thought was only to unite the world's opinion as far as I could in pro- testing against flagrant violations of right and international justice Which had been committed. At no stage in this dis- tressing war have I ever entertained tho slightest idea of making any combination for the special benefit of the United States. My thought has been merely the ostablishment of international justice and humane dealing and the safeguard- ing of universal interests. With regard to the question of whether the war and the participation of the United States in it has served to strengthen the common bond between the democracies of th-a Western Hemisphere. II I will say that I think it has. She is offering in every proposal she makes to give the most sacred pledges on her own part that she will in no oaee be the aggressor against either the political independence or the territorial integrity of any other State or nation. At the same time she is proposing and insisting upon similar pledges from all the world's nations who have its peace at heart, and are willing to asso- ciate themselves for the maintenance of the peace."—Exchange Telegraph. I
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COMMERCE OF THE DAY. I RTTTTKR MAT?KTCT I Cork. Thursday.—Firsts. 0; seconds. 0. No I official prices fresh butter. I METAL MARKET. I 1/ondoK. Thursday —Copper. 110 to U0| ca?h I -aod months. Tin. 2974 to 298 cash; to 296 thre months. Foreign !ead. 294— 2Si. Spelter. 54-50. MEAT MARKET. ffi Central Market, Thurs-day.-Good demand continues at maximum prices. Tieef-Scotch lone. BB. 4d.: rtiort. 9s.: Ensrlish, 86. 4d.: frozen hindquarters 7s 8d.: fore quarters, 6s 4d Mutton—Scotob and English wetherl, and ewes. 9s. 2d. Veal—Ensrlish. 86. Pork- English. 9p. 6d. CATTLE MARKET. u I Bristol. Thursday.—Beef in small supply, and sold at maximum prices. best samples realising 75s. per cwt. live weight. Sheep limited at regulation rates and small sup- ply of pips, 13s. score live weight.; 600 store cattle, for which there was a (steady rate: milch cows C29 to £ 50. and up to JE67 for exceptional qualities
WAR DUMPLINGS. I Here is a useful recipe for war dump- lings :— Mix a sprinkling of baking powder and a pinch of salt with the lfour. Stir in the necessary quantity of water and make into balls, rolling them in lfour. Cook in boiling water for one hour.
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PtRE AT "JOHN BULL" OFFICE. I Mr. Horatio Bottomley asks the Cam- bria Daily Leader" to anaounce that owing to a eevere fire John Bull" will not be published untH Friday this week, but it is hoped to resume regular publica- tion next week.
K AAA WOMEN WANTED Imm4intel a, for M?kin? Aeroplanes. A Special Fibn giving Description of the Work being Done and the Modej Condition under which they live, while at work, will be shown at tho Roya] Theatre on lliursday, Friday and Saturday this week.—For full particu j 1?"9. apply Principal Coles. Technical Col. !W ardi.(.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATH? MARRIAGES. MORGAN—McQUADE—On October 25.1917, aftf MnK?Kore Cathedral Sidney, touytb,4 of Mr. and Mrs. Gwylim Morgan, Th? Bryn, Terrace-road. Swansea, to Nel]? daughter of Mr. and Mm. MQuade, ot) Potts Point. Sydney. New South W??, DEATHS. ? BEYNON.—On the 24th inat. at th? reside enc? of her son. 14. Hn?FtetMi-roa?l. !?t?.< ford. ?.E.. Elizabeth M,dalene Eeynon-f widow of the late Thomas Beynon o$j Singleton-terrace. Swansea. 167?JH? EVANS.—On Januan 30th &t 9. Henrietta? street, Swansea. Evan John EvMa. Pil t, Assistant. Funeral Monday next leat) house at 3 p.m.. for Cockett Cemetery-i Gentlemen only. BRa WN .-A t his home. 58. Oxford-street* Charles Brown. gailmaker. in hie 62jja year. Funeral ou Friday, at 2.30 p.m. C'! 31 CLEMENT.-on January 29th. at Quarry Cottage. Waunwen. Mary, the beloved widow of the late David Clement. Funeral on Friday; February lEt at 3.30 ..m.. for Babell Cemetery. Gentlemen only 166AI-31 HOLLAND.—On the "7th at 50. Alexandra- terrace. Brynmill, Sarah, the beloved wife of William Holland: age 61. Deeply- mourned. 165A2-1 HOCKING— Lce.-Ccrpl. W. J Hocking 1st DeTon Regiment, previously reposed wounded and missing now concluded have been killai in action in France an April 23-d, 1917. otly eon of Mr. and Mta. James Hocking. 53 Areyle-a^reet. Swa*. eea. Deeply mourned » 165A1-34 IN MEMORIAM. TIPPETT.—Tn 10-in,- memory of Charlea fCharlie) Tippett. eon of Mr. and Mn. Charles Tippett, Morlais Hou<=>e, Middle, road Cwnibwrla. who died February jst. 1917. Rest in peace." t 166A2-t
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