ALWAYS GOING AHEAD. DICKS, The Great Boot People, are now Selling 0 Government War Time Boots At Government Prices, At their Shops in the following towns in this district DICKS, 12 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth. DICKS. Penrallt Street, Machynlleth. DICKS. Victoria Buildings, Dolgelley. DICKS, Sycamore Street, Newcastle Emlyn. DICKS, Leicester House, Llandyssul. I DICKS Bank Place, Portraadoc. DICKS 53. King Street, Carmarthen. DICKS High St reet, Pwllheli. DICKS. High Street, Barmouth. DICKS. High Street, Lampeter. DICKS, High Street, Festiniog. DICKS. High Street. Cardigan MORTONS, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth. The things that men and women look for in choosing their Boots are excellence of design and fitting, good wearing quality, and reasonable- ness in price. Dicks meet these demands so completely that it will pay anv man or woman to visit any of their Establishments. Along with their own well-known make, they are agents for the ""1^" |||N*^ ''K Boots,'I," Lotus" and Delta Boots, Hold Fast and Dryfoot Brands. I ry Dicks for Boots and Shoe -<- Bo:rs!GjrJs.and ChiJdren. Autumn Novelties. I D. N. COOKE, Ltd. Are showing the Newest Productions in Silk Blouses, Velvet Jumpers, Sport Coats, Ladies' Moirette Skirts, Silk and Wool Underwear, Children's Coats and Millinery S. N. COOKE, Ltd, Pier Street, ABERYSTWYTH And Irelands Mansions, Shrewsbury. New Street, Birmingham. I >A ._=- I FOR USEFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS TRY R. ROWLAN DS, THE PIONEER, 55, NORTH PARADE, ABERYSTWYTH. SOLE AGENT FOR THE CHILPRUFE UNDERWEAR. HOSIERY A SPECIALITY. At Last! At Last! NEW STOCK just to hand of the following: Enamelled Porridge Saucepans Enamelled Tea Cans Enamelled Tea Bottles Enamelled Tea Pots Enamelled Hot Water Cans Flashlamps and Batteries Fire Bricks, all sizes and shapes Antique Copper Curbs Antique Silver Curbs I' Brass and Copper Curbs Vacuum Flasks Barless Fires Boot Protectors Boot Studs Boot Lasts O'Cedar Mop s O'Cedar Oil Komo Mops Komo Oil Star Vacuum Cleaners Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, Trinket Sets and Dinner Sets. W. H. JONES, General Ironmonger, I 36, GREAT DKRKGATE STREET, ABERYSTWYTH. Telephone No. 18. TO FARMERS- Dipp.ng Powders, Cattle Oils and Drenches R. WILLIAMS, Drug Stores, Borth. TO PARENTS— Cod Liver Oil and Emulsion. James Morgan, FRUITERER AND FLORLST, FISHMONGER AND POULTERER, H: rtrr street, Aberystwyth r.GO". EGGS. EGGS., Bought in any quantity fot flask. innttMHUUIllitiUtUIUUHHlllHIMHIIMIIIIMMMUMMMfMltlll Ano-theroof Pears"mOW æ | Golden Series | [ gf cHOU@T £ #l$k. I = | Matchless j I forShaving • ^Pears' I • In a beautifully I OPAQUE j j SHAVING STICK j X A man has no idea how pleasant shaving can be until • he has used Pears' Opaque Shaving Stick. It produces the right sort of lather in a moment, creamy and non- irritant, fragrant and non-drying. No man asks more of a shaving soap-but make certain it is Pears' Opaque. • « « A &F.PEARS, Ltd., London. • • Look out for Stitts' Xmas Special Display of Millinery and Fancy Drapery AT OUR NEW SHOWROOMS, 11, TERRACE ROAD (OPPOSITE CAMBRIAN CHAMBERS). UR STOCK IS NEW and bought with due regard to the demands of economy ani coin- vy prises the best lines iu Millinery, French Veilings, Neckwear, Lingerie, Etc. You are cordially Invited to call and; compare the quality and prices Misses E. H « m A. Stitt (Late 11, Terrace Road XMAS. DISPLAY. The Misses COMPTON. EVANS .0=- SSSB*i*iSSARE MAKING A SPECIAL SHOW of AFTERNOON & SEMI-EVENINGIGOWNS xii Crepe-de-Chens, Georgette|and Silk Eolienoe, in alijthe newest colourings. Also BLOUSES in Crepe-de-Chene 'and Georgette. o BOUDOIR CAPS, Dainty Lace & Georgette NECKWEAR, HANDKERCHIEFS, & 11 suitable for Xmas Presents Also MILLINERY at Reasonable Prices. ADDRESS- Queen's Square, Aberystwyth (Opposite Town Hall) CAMBRIAN NEWSSTORES, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth. Christmas and New Year Cards. We have Christmas & New Year Private Card Books from the Best Makers, containing cards of varied and beautiful designs which you can select from. All orders, which should be given as soon as possible, will receive careful and prompt attention. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH (One of the Constituent Colleges of the University of Wales). Opened 1872. SIR JOHN WILLIAMS, Bart., M.D., D.Sc., G.C.V.O. Principal: r. F. ROBERTS, M.A. (Oxon), LL.D. (Vict.) THE SESSION BEGINS in September. iL Lectures commence early in October. Entrance Scholarships atd Exhibitions. open to both male and female candidates above the age of sixteen are offered for competition at the commencement of the Session. Students ire prepared for Degrees In Arts, Science (in- cluding the Applied Science of Agricultural Law, and Music. Sessional composition fee— In Arts, £12; in Science, £16. Sessional regis- tration fee, 21. Men students reside in regis- tered lodgings in the town, or at the Men's Hostel; Warden. H. H. Paine, M.A., B.Sc. Women Students reside in the Alexandra Hall of Residence for Women; Warden, Miss C. P. rremain, B.A. For full particulars respecting the General Arts and Science Departments, the Law Department, the Agricultural Department, the Departments for the Training of Element- ary ani Secondary School Teachers, itnd the Bottols. apply to- J. B. DAVIES. M.A.. Registrar Get Ready for The Cold Season. Owing to the scarcity of coal mothers are endeavonring to provide their families with warm clothing, as recommended by the Doctors, as a preventative against coldsT influenza, kc. IL DANIEL THOMAS holds a large stock of Calicoes, Flannelettes, &b., made by weli-known and reliable manufacturers. Standard Shirts and Shirtings. The very beat value obtainable. Made at a celebrated Welah Factory. Standard Suits and Overcoats Made from strong, hand-made wearing Tweeds- To be obtainable at DANIEL THOMAS, 22 & 24, LITTLE DABKCATE STREET, Aberystwyth. Messrs JONES BROS. Garage, North Parade, Aberystwyth, Will run a MOTOR SERVICE between ABERYSTWYTH AND ABERAYRON every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday a.m. p.m. Dept. Aberystwyth 8.30 4.30 Arrive Aberayron 9.30 6.0 Dept. Aberay ron 9.30 6.15 Arrive Aberystwyth 11.0 7.45 GET IT AT D.R.'s. FINEST SELECTION OF LEATHER GOODS. Pocket Wallets, Purses, etc., in the town and district. Our sup- plies are from the best London houses. BOOKS ARE OUR SPECIALITY We carry a large stock of children's stories suitable for Christmas Pre- sents at prices from 2d. to 3s. 6d. D. R. Evans & Co., Bridge Press, Lampeter 4m NOW OPEN. High-Class Shaving and Haircutting Saloon at JOHN ROBERTS'S (TOBACCONIST),' TERRACE ROAD, ABERYSTWYTH. p2646a "-I W -X, ————————————————————————————————— Your best safeguard against INFLUENZA. I MEDICAL OPINION is unanimous that Influenza infection finds its entrance through the node, and is.spread by coughing and sneezing. An inhalent is therefore called n for, and in choosing an inhalent very great care indeed must be exercised, because some inhalents shock the nostrils, irritate the mucous membrane, set up inflammation, and by weakening the power of resistance of the delicate organs of the nose and throat, actually prepare ideal conditions for the reception of the Influenza germ. Doctors recommend Karsote as a reliable and safe inhalent. Ask your own Doctor. Karsote contains twelve different kinds of ideal antiseptic Oils and Essences, some of them costing 10s an ounce, and all blended in such a way that maximum antisepsis is secured with a minimum of Karsote Five drops on a handkerchief are efficacious for eight hours. ;• £ KARSOTE ON A HANDKERCHIEF. Five drops of Karsote applied to a perfectly clean handkerchief and vigorously breathed in at intervals impregnates the mouth, nose, lungs, and throat with an atmosphere which antagonises the developnent of germs. Its soothing effect is instantaneous. relief from congestion follows immediately, and the user experiences a delightful sense of ease and freshness, which must be experienced to be fully appreciated. KASOTE FOR CHILDREN. For extremely young children gargles and lozenges are quite out of the question, not to mention the danger of stomach derangement. Five drops of Karsote on the clothing below the chin by day or night are all that is neces- saryto give relief in cases of Whooping Cough, Croup and Colds. Parents who apply Karsote on the fclightest sign of a cough or cold in the little onts will ensure restful nights for the children and themselves. For older children sprinkle five drops on the hand- kerchief just before going to school. INFLUENZA.-Put five drops on a handkerchief before leaving home in the morning—"Prevention is better than cure—Use Karsote to secure immunity in the train, ¿'¡the 'bus, in the office or workshop, and the theatre. KARSOTE BY NIGHT. To people suffering from troublesome coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, and other derangernents of the breathing apparatus and bronchial tubes five drops of Karsote applied to the night attire under the chin just before retiring for the night will ensure a restful night's sleep. i Karsote) tu 5 drops on a Handkerchi L V U t ^0R MEN AT THE FRONT. Karsote is sold by all Chemists. A -■», u In case of difficulty a 3/- bottle bott e of Karsote will be will be sent post paid on receipt of sent post paid to any member of the remittance, 3/ by the Sole Manu- Per Bottle British Expeditionary Forces Over facturers. Address below. on receipt of remittance, 3/- All Chemists. Address below SOLE MANUFACTURERS; E. GRIFFITHS HUGHES (Karswood) Ltd., 68, Deansgate Arcade, Manchester. 0 LHEALD OOLFFICIYE M: 7D1, LIOS MTBAREBD STDAREE.NT, ECK. 3.-III ¡ COLONIAL AND FOREIGN DEPARTMENT: 17. CORNHILL. E.C. 8. This Bank possesses exceptional facilities for the transfer of moneys to or from France, including payments against documents, &c., in connection with its French Auxiliary, LLOYDS BANK (FRANCE) & NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK (FRANCE) LTD., of 60, Lombard St., E.C. 3 Paris (3, Place deFOpera), Biarritz, Bordeaux, Havre, Marseilles and Nice. CANADIAN PACIFIC OCEAN SERVICES Ltd. LIVERPOOL TO ST. JOHN, N.B. "Melita," Tuesday, December 10th; "Gram- pian," Friday, December 13th; "Metagama," Saturday, December 21st; "Scandinavian," Saturday, December 28th. LONDON TO ST. JOHN. N.B. "Corsican," Monday, December 9th; *"Bel- lerophon,' Tuesday, December 10th; "Tunisian,' Saturday, December 28th; Dunbridge," Thursday, January 2nd. GLASGOW TO ST JOHN, N.B. "Sicilian," Saturday, December 14tli; Holbrook," Saturday, December 21st; Montcalm," Tuesday, December 24th. *Freights only. AVONMOUTH TO ST. JOHN, N.B. VANCOUVER TO JAPAN AND CHINA. "Monteagle," Thursday, January 16th. All sailings subject to change. For Freights or passage apply :— CANADIAN PACIFIC OCEAN SERVICES, Ltd. Managers and Agents:— Royal Liver Building, Liverpool; 14, Cockspur- street, S.W. 1, and 103, Leadenhall-street, E.C. 3, London; or Local Agents everywhere. CUNARD LINE. LIVERPOOL TO NEW YORK. Oriana" (Cabin and Third Class), Friday, December 13th. Ortego" Saturday, Dec. 28tli Orea" (Freight only) Saturday, January 4th *From Glasgow. LIVERPOOL TO BOSTON. ¡' Particulars of Sailings later. LONDON TO NEW YORK. "Tennyson" (Freight only), Tuesday, Dec. 17th ] Poona" Saturday, January 4th LONDON TO BOSTON. J Oanfa" (Freight only) .Thursday, Jan. 9th. LONDON TO PORTLAND, Me. "Macharda" Wednesday, December 18th! BRISTOL TO NEW YORK. "Malancha" (Freight only) .Sat., Dec. 21st Ixion Tuesday, December 24th BRISTOL TO PHILADELPHIA. ) "Neleus" Tuesday, December 24th i BRISTOL TO PORTLAND, Me. j "Commonwealth" (Freight only), Saturday n.n.n. 1. 1,1 f. t, i/utcuiuu; XTLU. Valacia" (Freight only) Sat., December 28th All Canadian Sailings connect with Canadian Northern Railway System. General Passenger Agents for Toyo Kisen Kaisha and China. For rates of passage and further particulars, apply Cunard Line, Liverpool; 51, Bishopsgate, I London, E.C. 2; 29-31, Cockspur-street, Lon- don, S.W. 1; 65, Baldwin-street, Bristol; 18a, Higli-street, Cardiff; 117, New-street, Birming- ham or to Local Agents. THE OINE MA ABERYSTWYTH. Proprietor and Manager A. Cheetham Nightly at 6-30 and 8-30. MATINEES Mondays and Saturdays at 3 Wet Afternoons at 3. Our best advertisement is our own Screen. For Pictures and Projection. Good. Wine needs no Bush. Programmes Changed Mondays & Thursday
Tide Table (Aberystwyth) for Dee., 1918. t t Date Time ft. in. 1— 6 17 14 11 2- 6 54 15 9 3—N7 28 16 4 8 3 17 0 5- 8 42 *17 6 G- 9 18 -17 6 7- 9 57 17 0 8-10 39 16 6 9-11 23 16 1 10-12 15 p.m. 15 6 11-12 44 13 11 12- 1 51 13 7 13- 3 2 12 8 14- 4: 13 14 5 15- 5 15 15 10 16- 6 12 17 4 t t Date Time ft. in. 17—F7 4 18 2 18- 7 54 18 8 19- 8 43 1191 to- 9 17 18 9 21- 10 7 17 11 22-10 50 16 11 23-11 31 15 9 24-12 12 14 9 23-12 35 IS a 26- 1 31 12 0 27- 2 35 11 5 28- 3 43 11 8 29 4 48 18 6 30- 5 43 13 8 31- 6 29 14 11 F-Full Moon. N-New Moon. Time of first high tide (a.m. daily unless otherwise stated). Depth of tide on Old Dock Sill, Liverpool. Highest rises of spring tides. Wallace E. Whitehouse.
I On Other Pages. Cultivation of Land* Orders 2 Cycling and Motoring Notes 2 Ponterwyd Farmer Drowned 2 Comforts for Fighters 3 Photos 3 Lampeter Council 3 Y Golofn Gymraeg 6 Newyddion yr Wythnos 6 Bwyd y Byd ar ol y Rhyfel 6 Machynlleth Guardians I. 6 Dolgelley Rural Council 7 French Convicts saved by Aberdovey Captain 7 Machynlleth Urban Council 7 I Dolgelley Guardians Welsh Church Act 7
PENNAL. I For three years this paper has I consistently exposed the wretched sanitary conditions existing at lpennal-the area for which the Rural Council of Machynlleth are responsible The fight for the right to live as men and women, instead of as cattle of the field, will be waged until improvement is' effected, whether it takes three or thirty In this issue Mr Anwyl points out that he, as one of the owners, is not responsible Nobody ever said he was; but all the same we welcome the support of a gentleman in his position. What we have said and still say is that the local authority has neglected its duty, that the people are either afraid or asleep and that every day there may break out at Pennal some dread scourge that will sweep the countryside like a forest fire. Then there will be a scramble to allocate the blame. We allocate it now and challenge denial. The respon- sibility will be on the authority
THINK-THEN ACT. I know a business built in three years employing beside the manag- ing director one man at £2,000 and j a couple at £ 500. I asked the owner how he did it. He replied "I lived on 22 a week and put every other penny into advertising. Now I simply watoh it grow." This is not an isolated instance. Think at the year's end when you balance your bocks how much you have spent on advertising, how much you have lost by not spending more, and when you quit thinking write and ask me to help you to that position where you simply watch it grow." Newspaper publicity is an invest- i ment; not a speculation. R. READ, Managing-Editor.
EDITORIAL NOTES. For many years the summer band at Aberyst- wyth was a matter of dissatisfaction and ex- pense. Now thanks to the General Purposes Committee, of which Alderman Samuel and Councillor Barclay Jenkins are prominent work- ing members, an efficient band, though small, has baen engaged throughout the war and, for the first time, expenditure has been more than covered by receipts. The weekly entertainments at the Rink have been a decided success, both from a financial and musical point of view. w Before the war Germany openly declared that the British were a nation of degenerates, and there were people in this country who had mis- givings as to how our men would bear the strain and stress of an European conflict. The war has shown that for endurance, skill, and bravery the manhood of the nation of all classes has stood where it has always stood when the liberties of the world have been threatened by military aggression and despotism In this war, to a greater extent than in any previous war, have women taken their full share of danger and by their bravery shown that they are cap- able of rearing a race of. heroes. A supplement to the London Gazette" of November 22nd con- tains the names of six British women who have been awarded the Military Medal for distin- guished services in the field. One of them- Mise Gwendolyn Gerrish Peyton-J ones-has a surname highly suggestive of Welsh nationality, Her courage and endurance in the face of danger won general admiration." Miss Rachel Gertrude Moseley has been awarded the medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a motor ambulance car driver during mili- tary operations." She was working with the French army and in an emergency was sent to help to evacuate the hospitals which were in danger of falling into enemy hands. Later, when evacuating British and French wounded from the hospitals she came under machine-gun fire from hostile aeroplanes and her car was damaged by shell fire. For three days she con- tinued to assist in clearing British'and French wounded from various dressing. stations, again coming under heavy shell fire. During the time she was not actually driving her car she attended to the wounded at the hospital of evacuation and for seventy-two hours consecu- tively assisted the Brit:sh Field Ambulance per- sonnel in obtaining particulars of the wants of the British wounded. Her courage and endur- ance in the face of danger were a fine example of English womanhood.
which allows such things to exist. Pennal is not an isolated case. There are cases in towns where members of Health Committees are so ignorant that they refuse to carry out their duty fearing they know not what. Pennal is not the only filthy hole in Wales, but it is one of them, and we await the visit of the Local Government Board Inspector with much interest If he does not go to Pennal then Pennal can appeal for a housing inquiry. It requires only four householders to call on the Local Government Board for an inquiry, and the Board must grant it whether they like it or not. In 1914 Brecon councillors were impeached. They paid out the ratepayers' money like water in order to save their own reputation and engaged a full fledged barrister to frighten a handful of railwaymen. The barrister failed, so did the coun- cillors, and the Council was ordered to build houees that men could live in and not be subjected to periodical floodings by a swollen river. If Brecon why not Pennal? Is Pennal so powerless or is it not a fact that it only requires a leader to guide the people into the light of sanitary living? Here is a chance for a man of the people, for a budding "Lloyd George.' What are the powers of the people of Pennal in relation to better housing? They can first demand and secure a Local Government Board inquiry. No good purpose will be served by waiting the pleasure of over- worked inspectors. Many a grave would never have been dug in the little churchyard had the waiting policy been abandoned ten years ago. The Local Government Board requires to know how many houbes are required and then the financial arrangements are such that Pennal can be rebuilt under a scheme of real Re-construction, The rates will not suffer heavily. if at all, and the owners of insanitary property will have the pleasure of either living in the existing hovels or seeing them decay as the men and women who have lived there for the past thirty years have decayed. The whole secret of insanitary conditions and bad housing lies in the indifference of the people themselves If they will move their powers are unlimited. The figures for West Wales in regard to consumption are appalling If statistics regarding the present plague of inflii&Pfeu are compiled the same story would be told. Whilst scholars and theorists are scheming and thinking the working men of the many Pennals throughout the land can move. 1 here is a man at the head of the Local Government Board now who will see that the people get what l hey want. It remains for the people to demand a decent house and sanitary conditions I