GWAUHCAEGURWEN AND GWHGOBSE PUBLIC LFXTFlfE. Mr J. H. Davi's. M.E., F.G.S., ■County lecturer /) mining for Swan- sea and district, opt-ncd the Lent term at the Council Sfho-is, G.C.G., by de- liveriarg a popular lecture ùI1 "The story of the soil." The room was <irowd<d by an attentive audience. It is always a difficult task to lecture on a scientific subject in such a way as to I.'3 interesting to the uninitiated, but Mr Da vies effec- tively. The enthusiastic vote of thanks accorded to him at the close, moved by Mr Jonah Evans. u-nd seconded bv Mr J. J. Jimes, Miners' Aeent. was sufficient testimony to this. Mr Davie,s is a native' of the village, and the inhabitants have been keenly and admiringly interested in his c-areci- from the days when he left the -coal mine for the University tip to the present day, when lie holds a.n im- portant po-ition under the Education Authority of the Glamorgan County Council. He is to-day regarded as one of the most cultiii-ed and success- ful lecturers under the Mining Class Scheme. Mr Davico had mapped out his lec- ture so as to a-n.ver amongst others the following question: How old is the eartlip Is it certain that some day the eart h wlil co.me to an end? Is it really true was not I created in (lavs ? Is the Black Mountain millions of years older than I the Alps? Are there any evidences that G.C.G. was e ire covered b- a thousand feet, of ice ? Is it correct to say that Plfi,nts and anim.als lived on » the earth millions d ".ears before Adah) ? Has the mo o been part of the earth? Is true that the soil art Palestine, Mesopotamia, Africa, Dartmoor. Kent, etc,, is different from that at G.C.G. ? Why and how? Is it true that, thf; pebble on the beach cannot be moved without the troubling of a star? All these questions were answered in the affirmative, and de- monstrations and proofs presented in support of the theories advocated. At the close many searching questions were put to the lecturer by members of the audience. At the close of the meeting, the ohairman, the Rev. T. M. Roderick, voiced the wholehearted desire of the audience, when he expressed the liope that Mr. Davies v. •-ulcl again favour the district witli mother Bitch leo At Ta bernacle ( hnpel ? reception inn. .9 IC(,eption toiwrt k T'L. iNoah Davies and Ptc. !);■,v;d -Tws, who were home on leave from Trance. Mr John Griffiths, Bryn.siriol, ably con- ducted the meeting. The high stand- ard of the recitations and the excel- < lent rendering of the solos delighted the audience. The following took part:—Solos, Miss Mary Rees, Miss Bessie Samuel, Mies Myfaaiwy Davies, Messrs. Melvyn Davies, Wm. Leonard; penfillion by Mr John Evans, and verses were re-ad by Mr John Thomas. Pianoforte solo, 'Miss Morfydd Davies recitations, Oswald Davies, Ceinwen Smith, and Brinley Smith. ltev. T. M. Roderick presented Mr Davies with a gift of £ 2 on behalf of the S. and S. Fund, said Mis. J. James 5s. from the Women's Guild. Miss Maggie Wil- liams accompanied on the piano in her usually efficient manner. Tabernacle Chapel, Cwmgorse, fell in with the King's suggestions, and devoted last Sunday to a series of in- tcrce^siwnal meetings There was a good attendancie at the three meet- ings, and the pastor, the Rev. T. M. Roderickdelivered a short atddrss I at each meeting, dealing with the needs of the personal, church and national intercession. During the week a series <xf united prayer meetings were held on, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday arid Thursday at Tabernacle, Seion (Baptist), Siloh LC., and Carmel, Gwauncaegurwen. Gardening enthusiasts at Gwauncac- gunven and Cwmgorse will hail with delight the aimmneement in another column That the T .ntnrdawe Council have acquired the right, under the Land Control Order, to obtain land, oompulsorily, u necessary, for cultiva- c,oiiipti l soi- i ty, 1 tion. Thi Order will materi-.lly affect this i'.?iHty as there is no doubt that i ?thi?, developments commenced before "ho a ar will be continued at the cessa- tion of hostilities, snc the provision of allotment to a growing is an import- ant undertaking.
INSTANT RELIEF FOR LIVER TROUBLE TORPIDITY AND FOOD-SICKNESS. No liver sufferer can fail to benefit from the use of Dr. Oassell's Instant Relief. Its action is natural as Nature, sure as science. It is altogether differ- ent to ordinary liver stimulants and morning salts. These weaken the liver by forcing it, till it cannot work at all without the daily dose. Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief strengthens the liver and enables the system to cure itself. Then cure is lasting. Take Dr. CasseH's Instant Relief for constipation, biliousness, torpid liver, sick headache, dizziness, specks before the eyes, flatulence and windy spasms, acidity, heartburn, impure blood, and that dull, heavy feeling which is a sure indication of liver troubles. Ask your chemist for Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief and take no substitute. Prices 1/- and 3/- from all Chemists and Stores. Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief is the companion preparation to Dr. Cassell's Tablets. 2.870 allotments were cultivated in the county of Glamorgan in 1917.
[ DEMOCRATIC INVESTMENT. I ARE THE TERMS GOOD! ■ It is recorded that two men had a grave dispute as to whether the spokes of a revolving wheel went up or down. And people have been puzzled as to which blade of a pair of scissors ac- tually does the cutting. Others are apt to argue nowadays as to whether War Saving is a greater benefit to the nation as a whole, or to the individuals who invest. Indeed it ha.> been stated by critics that the terms are too good. Possibly the benefit to the individual deserves moro emphasis than it has received so far. Durin.g war time a high rate of in- terest is paid on Government securi- ties. Are we justified in taking advantage of such rates as are offered on War Savings Certificates or National War Bonds ? Ought we not to give the money ? Many people have given money to the Treasury, and a number hand over their War Loan Interest for the period of the war. But there is another side to the question. The present wave of demo- cratic investment is giving a chance to thousands whose lives hitherto have been on a hand-to-mouth basis. How many people have had to snatch at the first job that offeret*- self because they had not the few pounds that would enable them to wait for a better or more suitable one ? How many have had to toil and moil in a state of ill-health because there was no money for rest and change ? Worso still, how many, have had to see their loved ones suffer because they had not the means to give them extra com- forts ? For these and similar reasons it is perfectly legitimate to save what we can and lend it at the present high rate. For by going without things that we should like to buy we are re- leasing labour and material, thus mak- ing the task of the Government easier, and reducing the cost of the war. This is true equally of War Savings Certificates and National War Bonds. The former were first issued in Febru- ary 1916. So that those who were wise enough to buy at the begiqnning will soon iind that their 15s. 6d. has in- creased in value to 16s. 9d., and in three years hence will be worth Li. I- Those who have not yet taken ad- vantage of week-by-week saving may be regretting that they did not begin earlier. "If we start now," they say "the war will be over long before our Certificates mature and it is to help us through the difficulties-likely** %o occur when Peaoe is declared that the money would be most useful." It is far more likely that the coming of Peaoe will act as a spur to industry, and conditions may be fairly good. But it will be a year or two afcer that those who have a few pounds set aside may be glad of it. Those who save 15s. 6d a week now, and keep it up for two years will be able to draw £1 a week throughout 1923 and 1924. Holders of Certificates, who do not want their money back when the time oomes, can let it remain, earning in- terest at a panny a month for every pound, until they want it. If you were among the early buyers and your books of certificates begin to be repayable in 1921 you are not obliged to cash them one by one, but can wait until all the Certificates have fallen due, and then cash the lost, thus saving trouble and adding to the interest. If we can spare more than 15s. 6d. a week, there is a choice between Certi- ficates and National War Bonds. L5 a month soon mounts up. Overtime money and war bonuses quickly dis- appear in the shops. But, if stored away in National War Bonds, they will make for independence. Instead of buying goods at their pre- sent high prices it is possible to store l up the spending power so as to have it at call when pi ices fall, or when the right to receive a pound or more extra each week be invaluable. Like all good things, these terms cannot last. But the present opportuni- ty, to those whose feet have never been firm upon life's ladder, is one of the few social benefits of this time.
III I Genuine Bargains for all. ￼ Our Annual ￼ i ??? 1 ???J? C??? iI ??? ?M ? M ? i ti ? t'?t? now in progress. A few of the exceptional Bargains are appended below. 6 Silver and Brown Musquash Fur Coats, usually 15 guineas & 10 guineas now 7 gns. A few Coney Fur Coats to clear 73/6 | 1794 Tweed, Blanket, Astracan & Napp Coats, to clear at 5/- J 141 Navy Napp Coats, usually 52/6, 45/6 & 39/6 now 25/6 and 19/11 Black Wolf Muffs and Ties to clear 29/6 and 42/- set 34 Wine Velour Coats, usually 49/6 and 59/6 to clear at 29/11 natnrx 6 Siik Plush Coats, usually 4 guineas. to clear at 45/6 f 396 Assorted JBrown, Bottle Green and Grey Coats to clear at 19/11 Every Garment must be sold to make room for New Season's Goods. NOTE THE ADDRESSES— EVANS LASSAM, 19. Iliffh Street and 260, Oxford Street, Swansea The Old Established Firm. t. Our motto @o" VALUE FOR MONEY." .m Under the personal supervision of Mr. SHIRLEY G. LASSAlIl. "J tMj S 'St A Fr; ppgs ?F?????n?'P ? M K ￼ Mt ￼ Sc: ￼ m wtw f?)r? ￼ lavender ?s!s?????????? c § ??????'???? oacneTj_ Amongst the 21 charming varieties of || FRIPP'S I TOILET SOAP | M you will be sure to find your favourite perfume, || and of these FRIPP'S SWEET LAVENDER s calls for special mention for its faithful <|\ Sod- rendering of this dainty Old English perfume. m As a souvenir we will send to the first 1000 g Sp applicants quite free a dainty sachet containing real lavender. Simply write a postcard W^ cC: addressed as below, and be sure < to add your w M dealer's name and address. M w CHRISTR. THOMAS & BROS. LTD.. E1^x3 186. BROAD PLAIN, BRISTOL. F 16 Public Notices. RURAL DISTRICT OF PONT ARDA WE. Garden Allotments: Cultivation 1 of Land Order, 1917. THIS ORDER was extended to the j Rural District. of Pontarda-we early in last year, and was intended as a means to meet the demand for small allotments, and thus increase the crops available for consumption by the people. The powers of the Order should not be used, as far as possible, to inter- fere with land which is being already FULLY CULTIVATED, but in prao- tice it may be generally assumed, in1 the present national emergency, that much of the grass land could be more i fully cultivated in growing potatoes and other vegetables. Care must be taken not to cut up old pastures usual- J ly grazed by milking cows. Any un- occupied land may be taken without I payment in the form of rent to the Owner, and land which is occupied can be taken with the consent of the War Agricultural Committee of the County. The rent payable for such occupied land will be at the rate per acre paid to the Owner by the tenant at the time of entry by the Council. As far as can be ascertained, the Order will expire at the end of 1919, but there is every prospect that the term will be extended, and the Garden Associa- tions are strongly urging the Board of Agriculture in this direction. The Order is only directly intended to make provision for temporary allot- ments to meet the present, emergency, But it would be Open to the allotment- holders or their, associations to nego- rt tiate, when the Order expires, directly with the Owners of the land, or through the Parish Council for a further tenancy of occupation. In normal times intending allotment- holders very rightly considered the economic side before taking up an allotment. In the present crisis the question whether an allotment will pay to cultivate is not the main point. Every man who, by his spare-time labour, is able to cultivate a new allot- ment, is not only assuring for himself and family a sufficient supply of vegetable food, but he is directly help- ing to win and end the war. The efforts of allotment-holders last season freed a large number of ships for other pur- poses M vital national importance. Incidentally, the allotment-holder is helping the poorer classes, many of whom are physically incapable of till- ing the ground, to obtain his vegetable food in increased quantities and at a cheaper rate. This season the District Council most strongly urge the Garden and Allotment Associations TO DOUBLE THEIR EFFORTS, and they may rely on the close co-operation of the members of the Council and the officials. Other advantages of the Order may may be stated thus:— 1—It gives the simplest and quick- est procedure for taking laDd compul- scfrilv, or by agreement. 2-It enables the Council to let any land so taken by a Garden or Allot- ment Society fothe use of its mem- bers. 3-It gives the Council a grant of £ 2 per acre from the Board of Agricul- ture which may be expended in adapV. ing the land for cultivation. 4-The allotment-holder's rent will usually be the rent paid for the land by the Council with the cost of fenc- ing (if any), and towards such cost the grant referred to may be taken. 5-The allotments under the Order are deemed to be land held for the Crown and therefore exempt from local rates. 6-Any trespass or damage to crops on these allotments is each an offence under the Defence of the Realm Regulations. 7—The compensation for damage by cutting up the land will not fall on the allotment-holder but will be paid to the owner or occupier, at the ex- piration of the Order, by the Board of Aerieulture. WYNDHAM LEWIS, Clerk to the Council, Council Offices, Pontardawe. 3rd January, 1918.
I BRYNAMMAN I The death is reported, after a pro- longed illness, of Mr John Llewelyn. Ne'l- mad, Brynamman. who d ed on Sunday evening, at the age of 71. He was a tin assorter. a!d came frnm Y?- talvfora to reside at Brynamman, but iras a. native of Ca.mm.rthr>1. He leaves a wklovv and "0"en children.
I W. A. WILUAMR, PbrenoVuriBt, I can be con?ult?d da1'* •'1t~rtoria ? ??-? ?rca? e Cn?'r