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POLITICS FOR WOMEN. By WOMAN VOTER. It is now possi ble to gather some idea as to the views of woman voters throughout the country from the opinons expressed in the numerous letters that have reached me since the commencement of these articles. It is very gratifying to discover how greatly they are appreciated, but even more refresh- ing is the knowledge acquired that the women voters fully realise the very great responsibility that rests upon them. One of ifly correspondents asks: "What is the good of all election or a vole if we are to have a coalition government wl¡;eh amounts to all the evils of the old p:1dy systems roiled into one? You will in many cascis have no choice but to vote for the Coalition candidate, who will no doubt obey, like a faithful hack, the party whip who secured for him his eeat." This lady ends by saying: "Why cannot we have a real National Party candidate in every con- stituency?" I agree entirely with her senti- iii,eiit,tlie election will be a farce indeed if we arc to return again to power only the old gang. It is for Mr. Lloyd George to find i;ew men, and I would .suggest that the majoLty of them should have seen service during the present war, but I fear the old party duds control the election machine. This election machine is a compllcakd and exceedingly expensive organisation, and needs lots of money to run it. and it is a remarkable fact that the general public will not pro- vide the necessary money for a political organisation. They have always had their politics free, but surely they realise that the money must come from somewhere, pmi that is wliy all the old parties have tneir secret funds, only the leaders knowing where those funds come frcm Now if evtry woman would refuse to vote for a candidate unless that candidate produced a balance- sheet, showing the source from which the funds of the party he represents are derived, we should be one stt-p towards a more honourable system of politics. It is appalling to find that soldiers who have won distinction for valour and bravery in the present war, who are standing vrn itidepeudout c.-nd daUs f:om purely patrioti. motives, arc being opposed by the old tra- ditional party hacks, whose sole contribu- tion to the war has been talk. I fear that it will be found very diffi- cult to record the soldiers' votes to any prac- tical extent, therefore another sacred trust lalls upon tiie woman voter. They who have lost their relatives, and they also whosv- relatives are still at the Front must vol" ;,s they think the fighting-men would wis: iheui to vote Let us think for a lriomer.i how those dear, dead heroes in Gallipoh would have voted were they here fo-day. Would the "Old Conternptibles" return to power the men who sent them to war un- armed and unprepared? Men who slepi whilst Germany armed against us Why. those very hacks who let us in for it ash up to return them again to Parliament to support the same leaders who cannot lead H J'at riots," who reduced our Army and Navy to save a few thousand pounds' worth of votes at the expense of eight millions t day, are still clamouring to lead the nation of warriors. Wo women can in a small degree avenge our dead heroes by voting for their com- rades. I believe the majority of the women in this country have no greater wish than to support Mr. Lloyd George, for it was he -who supplied the shells that should never have been lacking; it was he who organised the nation for the victory we are to-day celebrating. Therefore, we trust him to organise for peace; but I consider it in. finitely safer to vote for an independent supporter, such as a Silver Badge man or the National Party candidate, than for the recognised Coalition nominee, for a coalition is nothing more than a political trust 01 combine, and may prove exceedingly dangerous.
MARGARINE SUITABLE FOR I INVALIDS. The Ministry of Food states that the wide- spread belief that margarine is not a suitable food for invalids is not supported by facts. The medical advisers to the Ministry of Food are of opinion that cases in which invalids suffer any real disadvantage from eating mar- garine instead of butter are extremely rare, margarine being perfectly wholesome, and quite as nourishing as butter.
Surrender of German Warships. The first part of the German Fleet, which is to be surrendered to Sir David Beatty to- day, has left Kiel Harbour for the North Sea, to await his directions as to the place of internment. It consists of the six Dread- noughts, Bayern, Grosser Kurfuerst, Kron- prinz Wilhelm, Markgraf, Koenig Albert, and Kaiserin, and the battle-cruisers Seydlitz and Moltke. The Secretary of the Admiralty issues the following account of the meeting between Admiral Sir David Beatty and Rear Admiral Huge Meurer:— « The Grant Fleet, November 17th. Yesterday evening, at '0 o'clock, the con- ference on board H;s Majesty s ship Queen Elizabeth between the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet Admiral Sir David Beatty and Rear Admiral Huge Meurer, the plenipotentiary of the German naval high command, came to an end. Ten minutes later the German Admiral and the three officers who accompanied him emerged from the companion hatch and passed to the gangway. In the light of the electrics which hung along thp ship's rail they paused there and turned to acknowledge the formal salutes of the officers who escorted them to the side, their backs to the dense fog that had the wide waters of the Forth and facing the great aft turrets with their 15-mch guns. Then while the quartermaster's pipe shrilled its thin ceremonial was! they passed m order down to the waiting barge, and so to the chill and darkness beyond. And thus in the mists of these last days, when the great fleet hat has its home in these waters lay invisible, and only the voice of its i a, gnals and the echoes of its bells gave sound of its presence, the German dream of sea power and sea dominion has come to an end. As in some unequal chess match, when the loser, seeing the inevitable checkmate ahead, dispensed with the last moves, so the German Navy has spared itself the tragedy of a final and hopeless battle. The last act of the drama was accomplished in a strange en- vironment or half lights, failing to profound darkness. Already on Friday morning, when the light cruiser squadron, under Rear Admiral Sinclair, with its attendant destroyers, moved from its mooring in the Firth of Forth for the rendez- vous at sea with :he German light cruiser Konigsberg, bringing Rear Admiral Meurer and his staff, great fog stood dense upon the water, and the course down stream lay between unseen shores and through the lines of great ships that loomed dimly and within an instant were huge and close at hand. The gates of the booms shut one after an- other as H.M.3. Cardiff, the Rear Admiral's flagship, slipped through, and presently the fog within the Firth widened into the North Sea. The six light cruisers and ten destroyers distributed themselves over the calm surface, stretching in a long line abreast that dis- appeared in the vagueness of the horizon. The Konigsberg had been given the course that- should bring her to the meeting point at 2 p. m., but wireless message after message came from her describing in what manner she was varying the course-in one instance to make a detour about a German minefield that our ships have long since swept up-and stating her position and course. There was giound for a little anxiety lest in the dim- ness of mist that encircled the sea the British ships might miss her as she stood into the Firth, and that she might attempt the entrance unescorted. It was -1.20 precisely that the ships, having I patrolled the neighbourhood of the meeting point for about half an hour, picked her up- first as a blur in the haze to windward as she appeared from the southward, then a ship form growing into distinctness as she veered, and at last the shape of a long, light-painted cruiser, her sharp stem planing through the water with scarcely a bow wave, and the appointed flags by which she was to be recog- nisable flying at the head of those very long topmasts which the Germans still carry. Thus came the first German ship to enjoy irri.munity upon the seas for four years, the advance guard of those ships of the German Navy which are to be surrendered to the Allies. A ship is a ship, and her way upon the waters is ever the same, and yet somehow she conveyed to those on watch a sense of sur- render and the humiliation of failure and defeat. The Cardiff's searchlight fluttered as she flicked her orders across. The Konigsberg played her searchlight round in acknowledg- ment and came round to fall into station astern of the British flagship. It suggested some- thing like the resignation and mute obedience [ of a prisoner of war. At her fore-topmast she flew the flag of Rear Admiral Meurer and the Imperial German ensign at her peak, and at the main between the two the white flag flew out stiff and plain to be seen in the wind. Looking aft from the lofty bridge of the Cardiff, one saw her keeping station, rising and falling on the easy sea, obscured from moment to moment by the white ensign of the British Navy, and round her as she followed in the wake of the flagship the far-extending line of white cruisers gathered into a closer escort of swift and powerfully-armed ships. She signalled and our wireless picked up her message to a German land station to the effect that we had made her and taken her in charge. Then she relapsed into silence. With a telescope it was possible to make out the officers on her upper bridge and upon her lower bridge. Its weather-cloths lined with the heads of gazers, the black hats of a number of civilians, possibly of the Workers' and Soldiers' Council delegated to accompany the Rear Admiral. Her guns—she has five of 5.9 inch calibre-were hidden under canvas covers. The speed was reduced to ten knots for the entrance through the gates of the boom, and at 6 p.m. she was ushered to her berth off Inchkieth at the mouth of the Firth and anchored there. The ships of the escort anchored about her. Following her special orders she shewed throughout the night riding and steam lights of normal brilliancy and a light on each beam shining outward, while a motor launch was detailed to cruise around her till daylight, to prevent communication with the shore. The flag commander from the Queen Elizabeth escorted Admiral Meurer and his staff of four officers on board the destzoyer Oak, which conveyed them up the river to be received aboard the great flagship by Sir David Beatty. It was already dark when they set off, but the fog had lifted for the time being, and their course upstream was between vast black hulks of mighty warships mile upon mile of them in rows and tiers, each spangled with lit scuttles and humming with life. The Germans saw nothing of it all, for they were below in the ward room of the destroyer. The greatest factor for the world's peace, the most potent argument against Germany's claims to world domination, was all about them and hidden from them. A Berlin telegram says:— The following vessels have been claimed by Great Britain to be interned under the armistice conditions:- Battleships.—Kaiser, Kaiserin, Konig Albrecht, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Prinz Regent Luitpold, Markgraf. Grosser Kurftirst, Bayern, Konig, Friedrich der Grosse. [These are Germany's ten latest Dread- noughts. ] Eatble-Cruisers.—Hindenburg, DerfBfnger, Seydlitz, Moltke, Von der Tann. Light Cruisers.—Emden, Frankfurt, Brum- mer, Bremse, Koln, Dresden. Their departure must take place by 5 a.m. on November 18th. Their destination is not yet known. The vessels are to have reduced crews and no ammunition.
Our Poultry Column. GEESE. These birds are very much allied to the duck family, and all come under the heading of waterfowl. Anyone who can keep ducks successfully could manage a few geese, and they would prove profitable. What they need is a meadow with plenty of herbage, so that during the growing stage they can find most of their food. Geese will eat a, lot of grass, but as they grow well this will not cost much. and it is soon turned into money. The general management of these birds is easily understood, and they will soon look after themselves when hatched, so that on the whole they are less trouble than most poultry. No small backyard man should touch them, because they must have room, and a field with a pond is I best. Anyone thinking of I I 1. 1 11 1 taKing up goose breeding snouid loos out lor the young stock now, for it is cheaper than when kept over till the spring. The best plan is to secure a pen now of either three or four birds, should they be very heavy only three, but if light in weight a gander should manage four quite well. Then they should be put in some kind of house at night, partly for safety and so to encourage them to lay in boxes or nests in the house; hence do not let them out too early in the morning, so as to catch all the eggs. Almost any kind of house will do; for instance, if you have a stable or spare shed in the yard, they will come into this easily enough at night if only the last feed is supplied inside. When let out in the morning, ..they can be driven into any field, and as a rule will not cause any more trouble till night. The food for geese can be much the same as the ducks have, only more of it. When newly hatched they will want feeding for about a month; then they will begin on green food, so that in another week or two they can find most of the food they need in the fields. Of course, they will not get very fat here, but if you grow the body, it will be much easier to put on flesh. After this time comes, the birds are ready for the stubble. It will be easily seen that at all times a feed of grain once each day will keep them to- gether and bring them back home at night, and also help to keep the grass inside them. Their natural food is green stuff, but although this will grow them, it will not make big weights; but with a run on the stubble in the autumn, they soon pick up and put on flesh. Some of these birds will be then sold as fit for killing, known as Michaelmas Geese but if kept on after this and meant for the Christ- mar table, some meal must be given to put on fat and make greater weight. When geese are fattening they consume a let of food, but it is necessary if you want to make the most of them, and a thin Christmas gCoQse is very poor stuff. One sees various sizes of geese in the country, and while they are called either the Embden or Toulouse, they would make a sorry show if put out besides some of the ideal specimens as seen on the exhibition bench. Still, I should never use the best exhibition bird for table breeding, because it would be too clumsy, and there would not be so many fertile eggs as from birds of smaller size and more active. The geese mentioned are white and a mottled grey, the Embden being the first. While the white makes a fine bird kept pure, some excellent results are obtained from crossing the two, and in which case use an Embden gander, because he will be more active. To breed successfully they need water for swimming, and that is why it is difficult for the small man to keep these, as he lacks ponds. This breeding stock must not be overfed, and if the weather keeps mild with plenty of grass about, one feed of corn each day is all that they need. A good goose should weigh 14 lbs., but they must be well fed before this can be done, and then they must come from good-sized parents. There will be a good demand for all sorts of feathered stock next month, and the goose will find a ready sale, no matter what the weight or size.
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G.C.G. Silver Band at Llandovery. The visit of the Gwaun-cae-gurwen Silver Band to Llandovery on Sunday, the 10th inst., was a signal feature of the celebrations in connection with the Mayor's Church Parade. The band, which is, of course, thi champion band in the Principality, did not confine itself to the limits of the programme arranged, but, during the afternoon, visited the local Red Cross Hospital, and gave selections from their repertoire to an enlha- siastic and appreciative gathering of wounded. In the evening, the Mayor presided at the concert given at the Drill Hall, when the band rendered a number of famous test- pieces in a programme which contained more than one masterpiece. In proposing a vote of thanks to the Mayor, Mr. Rees Alexander (band secretary) pointed out amidst general applause that the band, during the war, had collected no lese than £ 1,200 on behalf of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association, whilst some of its members had served abroad in the cause of freedom. He explained that new instruments had been purchased, and a sum of £524 was needed to foot the bill. The band, he con- cluded, had done its bit to assist the families of those who were fighting, and it was now the duty of the public to recip- rocate. The Mayor, in responding, announced that a donation of £5 would be forthcoming from him.
COAL ECONOMY. I The Coal Controller most emphatically warns the public that in consequence of the cessation of hostilities there must not be any relaxation of the effort to save coal and light and to win coal from the mines. The demands of our Allies, France and Italy, must for some time continue to be of a very exacting char- acter. The fuel situation in this country is still precarious, and the demand for coal is far from being met. It will he impossible to materially alleviate the coal situation in the immediate future. The public are requested, in the national interest, to continue exercising the utmost economy in the burning of fuel and light at the present time as they so loyally did under a condition of war.
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The Llanelly Division. TOWYN'S OVERWHELMING MAJORITY. At a meeting of the Llanelly Division Liberal Council, at the Athenaeum Hall, Llanelly, on Saturday night, Mr. Towyn Jcnes, M.P., was selected as the candidate for the forthcoming General Election. There were three nominations, viz., !\1r. Towyn Jones, M.P., Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams, K.C., M.P., and Lieut. G. Clark Williams, Welsh Regiment (now in France), barrister. Mr. W. Llewelyn Williams received 20 votes and Mr. Clark Williams 10, Mr. Towyn Jones' selection being almost unanimous, there being about 300 members present. Mr. David Williams, J.P., Llanelly, was elected president of 'Lhe Associatior; Mr. D. Jennings, Llanelly, and Mr. John Lewis, J.P., Ammanford, being elected joint secre- taries. Mr. David Harry, Llwynhendy, was elected treasurer. A resolution was passed in support of the Government.
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