I' AMUSEMENTS. 6.30. TO-NIGHT! 8.30. -Phone: Central 92. FLORENCE SMITHSON, England's Premier Prima Donna. JOHNSON CLARK, Ventriloquist, and Hodge," the f okel. The O'GORMAN BROTHERS, Comedians. Latest News Pictures. BEN JACKSON, Banjodst. The O'Wtivait called BRYAN, An IJxhilaratitig Irishman. ;j' John Titter presents fJM, 12 MANCHESTER MITES, GBi arming and Clever Juveniles in Sing- ing, Dancing, and Musical Numbers. LES MOSSELAS, Lsteet Parisian Novelty. ROYAL THEATRE. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. UNTO THE END A FivsSPart Drama, featuring Crana Wilbur. T H E I M POSTER Drama. Five Reels. Episode 3, Pathe's Thrilling Serial, irfVSTERY OF THE DOUBLE CROSS, Entitled, An Hour to Live," Drama, Two Reels. Af LOVE RIOT (KeystoM, Two Reels). Guetts. Topical News. Thursday Next.-Mrs VERNON CASTLE ELY^IUM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. IStaxine Elliott, a Famous Beauty, in; F'IGHTING ODDS A Powerful Story of Intrigue & Trickery. COUNT BERNSTORFF'S SECRETS. Episode 16: Germany's U-Boat Baee in America. WHAT A LIFE (Comedy, Two Parts). And Usual High Clasis Programme. Thursday Next.—DORMANT POWER. PUBLIC NOTICES. COUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. NOTICE IS HEhEBY GIVEN that the MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND BUR. GESSES OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH I OF SWANSEA did at a COUNCIL I MEETING held on the 16th day of APRIL, 1919, make an Order with regard to OFFENSIVE TRADES within the said County Borough in the following form:— WHEREAS Section 112 of the Public Health Act, 1875, as amended by Section jrof the Public Health Acts Arnendmenit Act 1907, is in force in the County Borough of Swansea, WE, THE MA YOK ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH OF SWAN- SEA acting the Council being the (j1'baI( Sanitary Authority for the said County Borough do by this Order DECLARE each of the following trades, businesses, or manufactures, namely, the trades, businesses, or manufactures of Blood Drier, Tanner, Leather Dresser, Fat Melter or Fat Extractor, Glue Maker, Siae Maker, Gut Scraper, Rag and Bone Dealer, Fish Frier, Manufacturer of Manure from Fish, Fish Offal Blood or other putreacible animal matter, Bone Burner, Bone Grinder, Hide and Skin Dealer, Skin Drier, Maker of Candles from Tallow or other animal substances, and Collector of Fish Oiial and other offal, within the said Borough to be an offensive trade. In this Order the expression Rag and I Bono Dealer means any person who for the purpose of sale carries, on upon any I premises the trade of receiving, storing, sorting or manipulating any rage, other than clean rags, or gfny bones, rabbit skins ,fat or other putrescible animal products of a like nature. The Corporate Common Seal óf the Mayor Aldermen and of the County/' N. Borough of Swansea was her&- f L.S. JI nnto anixed this twenty.ninths day of April 1919 in the p* j cence of r— W. H. Miles, K. Lang Coath, Mayor. Town Clerk. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY FUR- THER GIVEN that the said MAYOR ALDERMEN AND BURGESSES intend after the expiration of fourteen dayp from the date hereof to make application to the Local Government Board for con- firmation of the said Order. H. LANG COATH, Town Clerk. Guildhall, Swansea, v 90th April, 1 m. County Borough of Swansea. LAND SETTLEMENT. TD Corporation of Swansea are pre- pared to receive Applications from persons desiron* of taking up Small Holdings of from one to fifty acres under the Government Scheme of Land Settle- ment. Applicants sfeoald have eome Agricul- tural experience and be possesse d of some capital. The Holdings are intended for persons who would not at nrst wholly depend upon them for their means of livelihood. A Bobktaf containing particulars of the Governmeat Scheme can be obtained on application to the undersigned. Dated this 2nd day of May, 1919. R. LANG COATH. tJuildhall, Swansea. ? SwaMM Harbom Trust. DREDGER MASTER. The Swansea Harbour Trustees invite APPLICATIONS for, the position of DREDGER MASTER for their Dredger "Ahertawe." Applications (marked Dredger Master ") stating age, experience, quali- fications, and wages required, together with recent testimonials (not exceeding three in Bomber) to be delivered to the Oftdaraigned not later than 8th May, 1919 TALFOURD STRICK, Clerk. Harbour O%ew. Swansea. ifB. LANOORE PERMANENT BUILD- ING SOCIIETY-tbe Oldest, Largest, and Beat- in West Wale&-is prepared to ADVANCE money npon Mortgage on Jhtoperties, promptly, on reasonable terms. DEPOSITS received daily at 4 per cent, aatd per eeat. (free from tax). Investors I S per cent, compound interest. All pay- able 5 days' notice. Ample security. Full detaHs from Secretary. Mr. D A V I D K|BERTS,>fi, Wind-street, Swansea.. SALES BY AUCTION. SWANSEA. To House Seekers, Property Buyers, InveEtors and Others. Astley Samuel, F.A.I. Has been instructed to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HOTEL CAMERON, on TUESDAY, 6th MAY, 1919, an EXCEPTIONALLY WELL- APPOINTED Freehold Residence, with all the Latest Heating and Lighting Apphanoes, Gas and Electric Light, Decorations in perfect condition recently done, Plate Glass in Front Windows. Situate at and known as i, BRYNMILL CRESCENT. The Accommodation consists of Tiled Porch and Hall, witti Plate Glass Door. Drawing-room with Handsome Grate and Overmantel, Dining-room with Extension and Glass Roof with Hatch to Kitchen; Kitchen with Gas Cooker and Gas Fire in White Glazed Recess; Scullery with Wash Up, Automatic Gas Boiler and Washing I Copper; Six Good Bedrooms, one now usod as Billiard Room; Bathroom with i Large Porcelain Bath, Geyser and Lava- tory Basin, w.c. with Pedestal Seat; Out- side: Coal House, w.e., Tool House, Con- I servatory, Good Garage. The Back Walls have been Re-Cemented, New Iron Troughs fixed, and the Front Walle re- cently Painted. A Fine View of the Bay. The House will be Sold' with Early Possession. Sale to commence at 3 p.m. Further particulars can be obtained of Mr. Clason DabmHp. Solicitor, Vic- toria Buildings, Swansea, or of the Auc- tioneer, King's Chambers. Swansea. SWANSEA, MUMBLE- FOXHOLE, and BRYNHYFRYD. I 'Asttey Samuel, F.A.I. Will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HOTEL CAMERON, on TUESDAY, MAY 6th, 1919, the following Valuable Properties. LEASEHOLD.—Lots 1 to 7. Lot 1.—Dwelling-house, 24, WINDSOR STREET, UPLANDS. Lot 2.—Dwelling-house, 26, WINDSOR STREET, UPLANDS. Lot 3.—Dwelling-house, 27, WINDSOR STREET. UPLANDS. Lot 3.— Dwelling-liouses, 33 and 34, SEBASTOPOL STREET, ST. THOMAS. Lot 5.-Nos. 66-75 inclusive, FOXHOLE ROAD, ST. THOMAS. Lot 6.-Noo. 1, 2 and 3, LLEWELLYN ROW. FOXHOLE. ST. THOMAS. Lot 7—NOB. 1-16, PLEASANT ROW, FOXHOLE, ST. THOMAS. Lot 8.—TWO FREEHOLD t DWEL- LING-HOUSES, Nos. 151 and 152, KIL- VEY ROAD, FOXHOLE, with a Valu- able Piece of Land adjoining. Lot 9.-NQ. 16, GRAY STREET, LAN- DORE (Leasehold). Lot IO.-Nos. 377, 378, 379, NEATH ROAD, PLASMARL (Leasehold). Lot II.—Nos. 1, 2, 3, FOUNTAIN ROW, MUMBLES (Leasehold). Lot 12.—Nos. 1, 2, 3, MYRTLE TER- RACE, MUMBLES (Leasehold). Lot 13.-N08. 32 and 33, PENTRETRE- BARNE ROAD (Freehold). Lot 14.-No. 153, KING EDWARD'S ROAD, SWANSEA. A Splendid Well- built Freehold Residence. Lot l>No. 7, BOND STREET, SWANSEA (Leasehold). Lot 16.—No. 8, BOND STREET, SWANSEA (Leasehold). Sale to Commence at 3 p.m. Further particulars as to Lots 1 to 3 from Mr. W. G. Christians, Solicitor. Fisher-street, Swansea; as to Lot 4, from Mr. R. J. Thomas, Solicitor, 2, Church- place, Neath; as to Lots 5 to 8.-from Mr. C. H. Newcombe, Solicitor, Wind-street, Swansea; Lota 9 to 16, from Messrs. Davies, Ingram and Harvey, Solicitors, Goat-street. Swansea; or for all the Lots from the Auctioneer, Corner of Gower and Orchard-strcet, Swansea. Astley Samuel, F.A.I., Will offer for SALE on TUESDAY. MAY 6th, 1919, at the HOTEL CAMERON, SWANSEA, Freehold Dwelling-house known as' No. 43, TONTINE-STREET, SWANSEA, kt at l6e. 9d. inclusive. Sale to commence at 3 p.m.: Further particulars, apply to Mr. J. Evan Rowlands, Solicitor .Swansea, or the Auctioneer, King's Chambers, Swan- sea. SWANSEA. Mr. J. Pugh Williams WILL Offer for SALE by PUBLIC TV AUCTION at THE HOTEL CAMERON SWANSEA, on WEDNESDAY, MAY 7th. 1919, at 3 p.m. (subject to euch Conditions 01 Sale as ahal 1 then. and there be produced) the following Valuable sttôp, Artisan Dwelling-Houses, and Ground Rents, viz: No. 167. OXFORD-STREET (Shop ana House). Nos « and 45. WILLIAM-STREET. No.. 100, RODNEY-STHEET (Freehold). Nos. 121. 123, and 125, RODNEY-STREET. Nos. 74 a nr. 75, LLA N G YFELACII-STREET. ,N, o. 22. TONTJNE-STREET. No. 32&2. TONTINE-STREET <Fro1d), No. Improved Leasehold Ground Rents of .£11 per ftrnum a-rising out of Noe. 41, 42, 43. 44, and 46. William-street. Mines and Minerals Reserved. Pull Particulars on Posters. or may be obtaiued, as to Nos. 22 and 32, Tontine street, from Mrs. R. and C. B. Jenkins and Lloyd, Solicitors, Fisher-street Swan- sea; and as to ALL the other properties and Ground Rente from Messrs. Gee and Edwards, Solicitors, Llanfair Buildings, SWANSEA; or from the Auctioneer. 12. Oollege- street. SWANSEA. THE DOCKS. SWANSEA. Near the Exchange. Post Office. and Banks, and in the centre of the Shinplner and Col- liery Office District. Messrs John M. Leeder and Son WILL offer for SALE by AUCTION. at w the HOTEL METROPOT?E. SWANSEA. on TUESDAY. MAY 6th. "1919 at 3.0 p.m., the Valuable L-ea-sehold Property known as Burrows Chambers," Situate on the corner of East Burrows-road and Pier-street, Swansea and comprisinc a substantially-built and well-arranged Block of Offices containing 28 rooms at present let at low rentals, amounting ii the AGGREGATE to 2312 per annum. I Poosessjon of the whole could be obtained IN & short t;ME. and the sale tims affords an excellent opportunity to any Firth with present limited accommodation wanting1 a bitildina to themselves with. room tor exten. sion. Particulars and Conditions of Baia mav be obtained of Messrs. Jenkin Jones and Co.. Solicitors, 6. Fisher-street Swansea; and of the Auctioneers, 46, Waterloo-street, Swan- sea. SWANSEA. To Insurance Companies, Investors, and Others. J. Barron Pascoe, F.S.I., F.A.I., Has been instriictea to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the HOTEL METROPOLE, Wind-street, Swansea, on TUESDAY, 20th MAY, 1919 (subject to Conditions of Sale to be there and then produced), the Valuable Freehold Office-Premises, situate and known as No. 10, CROSS-SfREET, SWANSEA. The Property is substantially built, and comprises the following accommodation: on the Ground Floor—2 Large Rooms; on the First Floor—3 Large Rooms, w.c., 2 Store Cupboards. Electric Light and Gas is laid on throughout. The rooms on the ground floor are in hand, and Messrs. Rand-ell, Saunders, and Rarwjell, Solicitors, occupy the first floor at an Annual Inclusive Rent of £45, Sale to Commence at 3.30 p.m. prompt. Further particulars may be obtained of Mr. W. Arthur Davies. Solicitor, 6, Rutland-street, Swansea, and of the Auctioneer, Gower Chambers, 7, Gower- street, Swansea. i SALES BY AUCTION. MORRISIXXN. SWANSEA. Mr. David Roberts, F.A.I., WILL SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION (s-ut) y t ject to Conditions to be then pro- duced) at the LAMB AND FLAG HOTEL, 310HRISTON, on MONDAY, MAY 12th. 1919. at 7.30 c'clock in the .evening— Leasehold Properties "TY GLYN," 181. LLANGYFELACH-ROAD. containing' seven rooms, large garden. Now let at 7s. 6d. per week. Nos. 182 185. and 184. LLANGYFELACH- Nos. ea.'ch ?containing four rooms and ?t at 4S. per week. The property is held on Lease for 80 years from 1893 AT a Ground Rent of jB7 per annum, which will be apportioned. Further Particulars from Messrs. R. AND C. B. Jenkins and Lloyd, Solicitors, 4 Fisher-street, or from the Auctioneer at hit l Offices, 61, Wind-street Swansea. I TONNA, NEATH. I Mr. David Roberts, F.A.I., HAS been Instructed to SELL by PUBLK 1 JH AUCTION at the CASTLE HOTEI NEATH. on TUESDAY. MAY 13th. 1919, at o clock p.m.. the Leasehold Properties Known as Nos. i to 10, IlEXFAES TERRACE, TONNA. NEATH. each contain ing Four Rcome and a Scullery, and LFI, a.t monthly rentals of 16b. Eacji property has a frontage of abort I 15 f feet. and a tota,l depth of about 140 feat The Property is held on Lease for 9 yeans from 29th September, 1907, at at annual ground rent of £ 10 for the whob, and will be oftlered in 10 Lots. Further Particulars and Conditions <f Sale may be obtained from C. W. Slate. Esq Solicitor, 18, York-place, or of tie Auctioneer, AT his ofilces. 61, WIND-STRW, Swansea. Te.: Central 671. IN ? THE COUNTY OF CARMAR'UdEE OUTLYING PORTIONS OF TN? CLAYTO? AND LLANGENNECJ PARK ES"ATS. AT PONTYBEREM, LLANON, LLAI. EDY AND HENDY, PONTARDULAIJ. HIGHLY-IMPORTANT SALE OF i LARGE NUMBER OF CHOICE FREE- HOLD FARMS and SMALL HOLD- INGS, in the above localities, contau- ing the Aggregate Total Area of eary 1,000 ACRES. MESSRS. William and Walter James, (F.AJ.) Are favoured with instructions from I. M. G. Evans Esq., to OFFER for SAIE by PUBLIC A UCTIOIN, at tie ATHEN/EUM HALL, LLANELLY, cn THURSDAY, MAY 8th, 1919 (subject ;0 such Conditions of Sate as shall then aid there be produced) the following 25 Freehold Farms, &c. AT PONTYBEREM. Cwmheidir Farm, Cwmgroloew Farn. and Sundry Allotments. AT LLANON. Cwmllethrid Ganol, Coedcyw leaf, Coedcyw Ganol, Coedcyw Fawr (with vacant possession Michaelmas, 191)), Coedcyw Mill Tyrbryn. AT LLANEDI. Ty'ryn, Pantydwr Isaf, Pantdvr Uchaf, Hafodwen, Penyrhiw, Penyfedv- fach, Tycanol, and Sundry Allotments. AT HENDY PONTARDULAIS. Ynystomenlle. Sale to commence promptly at 2.30 p.n. Full Detailed Particulars, Plans, aid Conditions of Sale are in course of pie- paration, and may be had when rea4y from the Auctioneers, 7, Goat-street, Swansea; Mr. T. John, Llangennech Park Estate Office, Llangcnnech; or from Roderick and Richards, Solicitors, Llaa- elly. Short Nbtice. No. 8, GWYDR TERRACE, UPLANDS, SWANSEA. Messrs. James and James, F.A.L. Are instructed to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the premises HS above, on FRIDAY NEXT, MAY 9th, 1919, the whole of the Household Furniture AND EFFECTS' (used at the above by a Family of Bel- gian Refugees who are now returning to their own Country), being the Contents of SITTING-ROOM, DINING-ROOM, KITCHENS, and- FOUR BEDROOMS. Goods on View Morning of Sale. S8.10 to commence promptly. at 11 o'clock a.m. Teijms—Cash. Auctioneers* Offiom: 7, Goat-street, SwanBea. GOWER AUCTION MART, Gowerton. TUESDAY NEXT, MAY 6th, 1919. FAT CATTLE and SHEEP will be Sold and Allocated in accordance with the Live Stock Regulations. STORE STOCK by Auction as usual. All Fat Stock to be at the Mart by 10 a.m. Sale to commence promptly at 11 a.m. Messrs. JAMES & JAMES, F.A.I., Auctioneers 7, Goat-street, Swansea. Telephone: 172 Dooks. THE DUNNS, MUMBLES. Mr. Arthur S. T. Lucas Has been instructed by Mr. J. H. "Ban- field, Hairdresser, Tobacconist, Confec- tioner etc. (who, is giving up the resi- dential portion Of these Premises, but is continuing to carry on the Businesses), to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above address, on TUESDAY, the 6th of MAY, 1919, a Quantity of Valuable Household Furniture AND EFFECTS, as follows: Solid Mahogany Sideboard, Walnut Dining-room Suite, Oak Case Grand- father's Clock, Leather Upholstered Suite, Carpets, Overmantel, Pictures, Ornaments, etc., several Bedsteads, Bed- ding, Satin Walnut Bedroom Suite, Wash stands ,Tabled, Chests of Drawers, Toilet Glasses, etc., etc., Drci or, Tables, Chairs, Copper Gas-Heated Urns, Lava- tory Basins, Gas Fittings, etc., etc. On View day before Sale from 2 to 6 p.m. Sale to commence at 11.30 ajn. pre- cisely. Terms-Cash. No Reserve. Auctioneer's Offices: 6, Rutland-street, Swansea, and at Mumbles. Estd. 1885. Tel., Central 230. (1666) Preliminary Announcement. <. WELSH DRAMA WEEK. To whoever it may concern! Reserve THE WEEK commencing OCT. 120th, 1919. for the WELSH DRAMATIC SOCIETIES, who will be Competing at the ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA, Each Evening during that week, and a Matinee on Saturday Afternoon, October 25th. All Secretaries are earnestly reque-sted to take note of this announcement. Entries to be in the hands of the Sec- retary by June 19th ncxt-W. CLEMENT, Rock House, Landore- "HERALD OF WALES" IS NOW ENLARGED to SIX PAGES "LEADER" CLASSIFIED ADVERTS. • i See Page 3 To-day. Sun Rises 5.43, Sun Sets 8.32. Lighting-up Time, 9.8. High Water, 10.45 a.m., 11.2 p.m. King's Dock, 36ft. lOin. am., 36ft. 4in. p.m. To-morrow, 11.36 a.m., 11.57 p.m.
PREFERENCE. I If one may judge by the tone of I one or two Liberal members and newspapers, the Government, in putting forward the Imperial Pre- ference proposals contained in the Budget, has sold the pass to Free-, Trade! How unsound, indeed how ridiculous, the contention is Sir John Simon—no friend of the pre- sent Government!—showed' in a speech at the National Libera1. Club, when he said that the pro- posals for Imperial Preference were really so t-rumpery that it is diffi- cult to raise any serious opposition to them. x There are a few considerations upon this matter which Liberals! would do well to bear in mind. Tn the first place, let us concede that the idea. of Imperial Preference always has held an attractive appeal; felt not only by the Tariff Reformers. There is a quixotic nobility about Imperial Prefer- .1 ence," wrote Mr. Churchill in 1903, in strong contrast to the selfish- ness of manufacturers' protection. I I The idea broke down, in Mr. Chamberlain's day, because he al- lied Imperialism with Protection- ist. The sort of preference he ad vooated .carried as a logical neces- sity a tax on food; and it is the sort of preference against which the country has always displayed a strong antagonism. The present Budget proposals will merely give effect to the decision of the Im- perial War Cabinet and Conference of 1917, which ill turn was founded on the policy "enunciated by Mr. Asquith's Cabinet at an earlier stage of the war. The views upon the proposal ex pressed by the Spectator are of high importance, since that journal has fought continuously and cour- ageously for Free Trade, earning for its temerity, in tJhe" raging, tear- ing" days of the campaign, the denunciation of the majority in its party. Mr. Strachey says in his review this week that there are two ways of giving a preference. Y m can put a surcharge upon thosa against whom you wish the prefer- ence to tell, or you can leave the old tariff where it was and make a reduction in favour of your friends who are to enjoy the preference. Mr/ Chamberlain has chosen the latter course. "In these circum stances, declares the "Spectator." we can hardly think that there will be any very troublesome out- cry from Free Traders who refuse to yield upon any point of that doc- trine. As. Free Traders ourselves, we frankly acknowledge that the time has come for Imperial Prefer- ence, since it was not only em- bodied in the Paris resolutions (in- spired by Liberals early in the war), but was formally adopted at the Imperial War Conference. More over, some indirect taxation is in. dispensable for Revenue purposes. From the Free Trade point of view, a preference is the least objection able form of tariff. Every time you knock off a tax in order to give a preference you are approximating more nearly to the desire of every Free Trader's heart. I This is the point pressed home by fthe Daily Chronicle," which says that the main thing that Imperial Preference within the range of exist- ing taxation does is to make com petition between the producers keener, and offer the consumers a wider choice of commodities at lower prices. If not quite Free Trade itself, it is an advance to wards and not away from Free Trade, universal as well as Im perial. We must not call this Protection, or we shall make Pro- tection popular with people who, perplexed by the benefits conferred by this kind of Imperial Preference upon the consumers, would not be able to see for themselves until too jate that Protection has quite the opposite effect, inasmuch as it re- duces competition and mcreasee prices. As Mr. Garvin remarks this week, Imperial PrTerence now means freer trade within the British Com- monwealth, while leaving our own system what 4t must in all circum- stances remain—more liberal than that of any other country in the League of Nations. „
PROCESSION OF DUKESI RT. HON. J. R. Cl YNES ON CHANGED PUBLIC OPINION Continuing his Welsh campaign, the Right Hon. J. R. dynes, P.C., M.P., address?! at the Elysium, Swansea, on Sunday evening, a very crowded mixed audience, of whom, according to Mr. J. Victor Morgan, who presided, some were meek and mild," ana others revolu- tiorraries." Mr. Clynes, who had a great reception, in a statesmanlike speech, said Labour could not for some time to come be spoken of as one interest. They could do their best work when there was amongst thoni the greatest amount of respectful tolera- tion for that neekscary margin of varia- tion of opinion found in the minds of workmen. One of their greatest safe- guards wsa that of toleration. WEIGHT OF IDEAS. I If there were those present who expected he would roast employers wkh hot words they would go away disappointed. Frankly, if capital was to fall it would bs crushed by sheer weight of ideas. (Hear, hear.) It was only by pitch force that changes—economic and social—thac j they desired could be secured with any confidence that they would permanently remain for the national good. "THE PROCESSION OF DUKES." I The great joy about the world-wide dis- content was that men were coming to understand its cause. Even in their Welsh valleys they saw that the men who were doing the hardest, dirtiest and most dangerous work were living in the shabbiest and dirtiest houses. That could not be tolerated and permitted to last. The greatest question was not increased production, but fair sharing of what we had. (Applause). Public things and things that were doing public service should be nationally owned and demo- cratically controlled. This was not robbery, but bare justice. The land was not that of those who bravely fought and won a great victory, but the land of a, small section of the community. They were not, however, as they were. (Hear, hear). They could see the beginnings of a great change in this significant sum- mons of the miners' leaders—(loud ap- plause)—to seven or eight dukes to coma before him and show him at least some evidence of their legal right, apart from moral title, to these great properties through which they had derived enor- mous wealth. (Applause). It was be- cause public opinion had eo completely changed that the public had rightly agreed to this procession of dukes to pro- duce their titles to a miners' leader. A CALL FOR PATIENCE. I [ But let the unions not seek too much mere trade benefits for themselves; there must be a more steady march- ing together of the Labour forces if the end was to be reached in reasonable time. The miners had done brilliantly, other big groups well; imagine the state of things if all those could come together on the voting day. (Loud applause.) But, all their rights having been won in the last generation, he put in a word for patience. They did not by inflamed outburst effect any permanent change; leUthem use Parliamentary power in the goverment of opinion. ITe was not dis- appointed with the progress being made. The master, property-owning, and governing classes had shown a degree of blindness, folly, and selfishness incredible to those who examined the results as they irresented themselves to-day. Ili IUGGLING WITH INDEMNITIES." Alluding to the statement that Ger- many is to pay 8,000 millions indemnity, Mr. Clynes said she could not pay more than 300 millions in gold. If the re- mainder was to come in goods, what was to become of British trade and property P (Applause.) Even in this kind of jugglery with indemnities they could eoo the folly ofuch a thing as war. (Loud applause.)
I Y.M.C.A. PROFITS. I Sir Arthur K. Yapp Replies I to the Critics. Mr. Bellingham, president of Swansea Y.M C.A., was chtirman at a meeting held in the Llewelyn Hall on Saturday evening, to welcome Sir Arthur K. Yapp, K.B.E Light refreshments were pro- vided, and. the function began with a ehorus from the Y.M.C.A. Gwent Glee Singers, and a eolo from Miss Hessie Mattey. Letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Sir John Llewelyn, Bart., the Mayor and Mayoress, Sir Alfred and Tiadv Mond, Lady Lyons, Rev. and Mrs. Harrington C. Lees, Rev. G. McLuckie, Rev. Beynon Phillips, Mr. and Mre. Astiey Samuel, Dr. arid Mrs. Rawlings, Mr. C. C. Vivian, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Wil- liam* (Heath-Rcid), and many others. Mr. and Mrs. W. Edwards (Langland) sent a cheque for £ 100. I SIR ARTHUR YAPP. I Sir Arthur K. Yapp said he wanted E20,060 for war work. Swansea could do it. As to the Y.M.C.A. war work, the thing that surprised him was not that there were weak spots, but that on the whole it was so remarkably good. Be- ginning in a small way in 1914, it had become one" of the greatest institutions in the world; yet they bad Jo appoint only men over 52, or those disqualified for the Army. They had found, however, that there were many things that women could do better than men, and they had now more than -10,000 women. Nothing they could say would give an adequate view of the debt they owed to the lads of the Red Triangle; and that humanising elem-et.was more needed to- day than ever. I IN RUSSIA TO-DAY. I In Rusia to-day no organisation was working among British and Allied troops except the Y.M.C.A. and the American Red Cross. That very morning Lord Cur- zon had sent to him for 25 additional sec- retaries for Archangel, and within the, last fortnight, 15 had been asked for for Siberia. v I THE PROFITS. I They had made thrt\e million gross piotit in trading. Whether that profit wafi exhorbitant or not depended enitirely on the turnover. They did not wIant to, but had been forced to become one of the greatest trading concerns of the world. Their* prices were fixed by the Army can- teen. The whole work cost six millions; the public had given three millions, and the other three millions they had to make themselves. Amcric-a, for similar work, had contributed 32i millions. The educa- tional work of the Y.M.C.A. alone cost 2100,000. In advanced positions, close to the firing line, everything was supplied free of charge. B?t what hey could do altogether was just nothing coiii, ,?d with what these men had done for us. iApplauseL They had fed prisoners of war on behalf of the great British public. Relatives visiting those dangerously wounded were all handed over to the Y.M.C.A.. Of all war funds, none had been more carefully expended. They had hidden nothing; they had nothing to hide. Every penny of profit was spent in extension o.f tlie work. They were j ust asking the public for an- ¡ other £ 500,000. I ON SUNDAY. I On Sunday Sir Arthur addrewd the St. Andrew's Church con?Mg?tion in th morning, 8nd that of Mount Pleas?mt in j I the €V?niim <
TOWN TALK. They call it the Daily FAIL aero*' plane now! —■ O: Tp. Still they come. A correspondent say. that eleven of his hens laid 167 eggs ia three weeks. We will now have some &.a. ing stories! —: o: — The exodus to Mumbles goes on, and5 those older season ticket holders who geizi to the station late frequently find the- new arrivals have forestalled them ancfc .taken up the seats. 0:- "Sea Scoutmaster" writee :-With refer"; enco to the question as to why a ship is referred to as "she," one explanation ia that a ship has stays. But why should wer refer to a mail (male) bott also in tha feminine gender? —: o: — Surprising how soon one gets uskd td; things. A Swansea man, who spent his Easter vacation at Langland, and paid his first visit since on Sunday, tells us the scene is strangely unfamiliar wiJthout tho Tyne.. — JO!— realised that tiW Few local people have realised that fiho steamer Dunvegan. now wrecked on the? East COMt, is the ship which the Port?y- non hfcwat went to help at the time sJ? met with disaster. Thatt was when flier familiar figure of BiUy Gibbs passed out. -:0:- If the new members are up to the standard of the old they will be good enough for me. If they prove themselves better they will reflect credit on the parishioners who elected th.r. Nicholas Nicholas at the meeting of that Llandovery Rural Council. — » The current number of the Young Helpers' League Magazine" contains art excellent photo of Miss Iris Kathleen Da vies, of Brynmill, who has been. awarded a silver badge for a meritorious collection towards the funds of Dr. Barnardo's Homes. Bravo r. -:0;- A Pensvlvannia retailer thinks that it is better to make a debtor smile than to make him frown. So on his" monthly statements he has a picture of his three little girls and the startling line, Dad is broke. Please settle at onoe." The ideai works, and money is rapidly rolling in. *»:— v A group of Swansea men wesre diecunping. the prospects of Britishers in the waiting business, when the funny man of the party said they ought to do well, because Qormans are not now tolerated as waiters in Allied countries, except, of course, those who are now waiting for the pmed terms in Paris. —:o: — A recently demobbed soldier relates the following barrack square incident. The squad was receiving a lecture on ths working of a rifle, when the instructor asked one man what was the first thing he would do before cleaning his rifle. See it was my own. sir," was the prompt rejoinder In winning the City and Suburban Royal Bucks created a record, no horso having previously won the double-event of the Lincolnshire Handicap and tho handicap at Epsom, and the field of thirteen was the smallest that has gono to the post since Merry Duchess won from eight opponents in 1887. —^o:— It is said that one of the difficulties of demobilising the Army and clearing pp the accounts of each soldier is that there are thousands of the same name—6,000 John Smith and 2,000 William Browns, If that is eo, how many John Joneses* Thomas Thomases, William WilliameAs^. and Evan Evanses are there? —: o: — An observant spectator OIl the May Day Demonstration at gwangQ* on Butur4-3r. has a very important comment' to He .says that the few straw hats seen iu- the procession were not worn, as was to be expected, by the clerical marchers* but by those who earai fheir bread by tl4 sweat of their brow. Worth knowing* that! Mr. Leigh Jones, of Messrs. R. E. Jones- Ltd., is an amamteur photographer of much technical 6kill, and he possesses also the artistic eye fdt a pretty picture. In one national competition open to pro. fessionals and amateurs he won the fifth award, and two of his snapshots of "the happy seaside variety have been selec- ted for reproduction in a current London.; newspaper competition. o:- A Carmarthen farmer's excuse for allow-] ing a dirty, smelly pond to remain iiv his yard, neutralising, with other -an-- desirable litter there. all the good things he may have done in his milk sheds, was, that it was for the sake of his ducks.4 To do a supposedly good turn to five or j six ducks, he was seriously prejudicingi the milk supply, and consequently tha health of hundreds of people. — O Do the inhabitanto of certain districts IS characteristics which are peculiar, to the localities in which they live ? ^) Watching the procession on Saturday w,,t-g Aft expert who claimed to be able to say where each group came from by their gait and the configuration of their faoes," and he proceeded to tick off each section • as it went by-Clydach, Llansamtet^ St. Thomas, Sandfields, etc.—with a measure of accuracy which, according to a correspondent, was remarkable. Clever man! -:0=- It is interesting to record, in referenca to the paragraph in the Leader relat-. ing to the Cunard liners in the war, that' the greater portion of the stokers on the Aquitania (tho largest liner that eTer Sew the red or hlue ensign) during thoo period she was _on naval duty wero Welshmen. Practically the youngeptr stoker on her hailed from the Mumbles, and the elder ones took a fatherly inter- est in him, and wherever they went they used to take him and eee that he had a vight good time of it. The intimation that the Board- of Trade are inducing the Railway Execu- tive to issue cheap fares during this and the succeeding month, with the object of encouraging people to take their holidays earlier, has been forestalled by a great number. Judging by the number at pre- sent on holidays at the Mumbles, the idea eeems to be prevalent that it is better to take holidays now when it ie possible to have rooms, than to wait till later. The present booking of rooms ahead predicts a record season locally. -:0: The suggestion that efforts should bø, made to increase the membership of tfio Swansea Cricket and Football Club i* re- ceiving a good deal of support, p*tticu-; larly in the wilit end of the tow. Somo;, people think that an extra special effort- should be made to get hold of the young men, many of whom are rather partial tr, St. Helens. The opinion is Also expressed that some arrangement might be made to meet the case of youths who would, per- haps. find it easier to pay the subscrip- tion by instalments. Some of these latter are pretty keen on joining the club. —:o:— As to why a $hip is called she, there are two views worthy of notice: (1) As the masculine gender is assigned to things remarkable for strength, Murage, majesty, as time, war, winter, so the feiuinine stands for gentleness, fruitful- ness, beauty, as the earth, spring, our country. A ship stands for beauty and grace, ergo, feminine-. (2) Cobbett in his Grammar says that i country peopla call things she which are closely identified with themselves, as scythes, mowers; but things that pass from hand to hand, as shovels, forks, are simply "he." A ship is closely identified with this country's greatness; therefore s 1," ,,1. J