'? i ::r I I T IFE tod&y is very worrying. Even women complain at times. The fact is, many are near the breaking point—when either their health must suffer or their work be eet aside. Dizzy heads and aching backs give warning of impending kidney troubles. Then, for a time. the work must go: the imperative need is rest, recreation and fresh air—more of the sunshine of life. Whilst a special kidney medicine gives necessary help, it does not fully counteract continued overwork A Household Remedy On January '15th. 1500, Mrs. A. Con- niffy of 12, Foregate-square, Stafford, said:—" I was troubled for about eix months with severe pains in my back and loine, as the result of kidney oam- plaint. When I s'.W,ped the pain was All though I had t -en stabbed with a knife, and I could not get up again un- aided. My head, also troubled me a lot. I felt faint and dizzy, and I had at last to let my housework go altogether. My feet would swell after standing. I had urinary trouble,, too, the water was cloudy a.tl( contained sediment. I took all. sorts of medicine, but I did not get better until I used Doan'a Backache Kidney Pills. I had been ad- vised to toko these by some friends of mine, and I am glad I did so, for soon Hter taking them I began to feel bet- I r, and it was not long before I was fz%3 of the backache pain; the water pa;ad naturally, and I felt absolutely wet again. 19 Years Endorsed On September 10th, 1918, Mrs. Connilx 'said:—" I have never had a day's ill- ness tlirough the old trouble siaco, 11 an's Pills cured me nineteen years and I feel it a privilege and pleo- su v to recommend this splendid kidney mt iicine. (Signed) "A. Conniff." Do an's Pills help Nature's work. They givot. strength to weak kidneys, ensuring onot again that purity of blood essential to g >od health. They help women at critical times. They restore comfort and peace of mind destroyed by kidney symptoms such as urinary troubles, backache, dropsical swellings, rheu- matic pains and nerve tension. NOTE.-Don't mtrtly ask for "bacfcacho pills" or II kidney pills." Do as Mrs. Conniff did. Ask for and insist upon Doan's Backachs Kidney Pills. 10 199dafth, It IN s DOAN'S Backache Kidney Pilla. JLU dealer$, or Sf9 pott fret from FotUr-McCUllan Co., a. Wous St.. Oxford St.,Zon$on, IT. J. I' H OCULISTSI PRILSORIPTIONIL maj The majority of Lenses- m Rimmod or Bimlesg, Sphetiéal. Astigmatic or Iffl Meniscus-are ground in oar RA own Workshop. TWO QUALIFIED OPTICIANS ARE || IN ATTENDANCE. E The Highest Skill. The Best Workmanship. 2e:- Absolute Accuracy of aU §K Lenses. |g Perfect Fitting Trernes. u § ■ C Fb IILIEII | II 'I '] F.B.M.G., • 1 2123, OxfQt J stp6,, t I ^i ■ .1 ■ I. ■ v .—III I- <•■> ■■ J. :!Jill 1111 II 11111111 ZHatcAesj IIIIUllnUIII: SHtH))!))))!!)!) <===?-?—?? iiiniiniiiiiiifn S Pursers have secured a f?re? stock of Men? and :?d;M' Wrist Watches of ,.=< III the less expensive ty!)e, rhese'a re offe-ci It 11)6 ,it. n,t ■» •— known durin# the. war. Do no get .the M<? m? are thmw.?t)ts,?fanytnin?of<?:? < 3S kind each watch is perfect, is carefl1Hy timed and tested be e -s ale? Md has PtirkTiO jjjjj! ?-' reputation behind It. ?'<* o??o)?t<K</y <t )'?«?.. 11 SPECIAL BARGAIN PRICES 1 Fully Jtwclied LEVER Wrist Watch, luminous hands and dial, a perfefct watch for nieil's. wear. fully guaranteed, 35 Solid Silver La- diM'WdttWatth of dainty des??n and pcrfcctwork- | manship, u' e- quailed at our I special price, 17 6 SolidSllverJEW- I ELLHR Ladles' Wrtsi Watch. A tasteful, & really i high class watch. of splendid time- j keeping qualities 251- GentnlfultyJEW- EM.r.ft K yloss LEVER Watch (non magnetic). Strong dust and damp-proof cases For hard wear ? 25/- SEE I THE WINDOWS TO-DAY 1 ? ￼ ￼ /2?) = Also at = TVatchn?ta.?ers c/-O, er5 0.2 Q,ieen St. & to the 1 Sf, John Sq., ^nl■l■lnllilfliiliillm ll 263 Oxford Street, SWANSEA cardi == ffllIlIlUUl1I (oPposltotlJe Market) .j,?.n= =n?!H«!H!HHHm"m (.ppo?.?e?r?) HmhHHHn :e At'J _v 't. C M V?- L E Tw*'a ?E- F ￼ r8u;tJtw'fffà Ii1 Jil. U P.E GAME 1™ I '0 "f L J. i'< ;¡;; ( BEDDING 38 & 41 QUEEN ST., |j MANUFACTURERS. Tel. 403. CMSPfiFF, I -.c' PIA NO S., PIANOS. No Firm doing a HIrs Business bears a better reputation than TOOMPSu ohN & SNAC"ELLLTDO Sols Agents for Estey Organs and Brinsmead and Broadwood Player Pianos. 39, CASTLE STREET, SWANSEA, And at Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr, Pontypridd, Llanelly, Bridgend, Bargoed, Ebbw Vale, Bristol, etc., etc. ?FOR FAIR DEALING BEST TERMS AND GOOD VALUE I •• LARGEST STOCK IN W,?ES TO SEI,HCT FROM. I READ THE HERALD of WALES ￼ J Every Saturda y ￼ ￼ ,I;f,, ■ j **r:
IRON AND STEEL; "J" REMARKABLE FIGURES HOW SOUTH WALES COMPASS I (By Our Trade Correspondent). An interesting memorandum on the world's output of iron and steel in 1318 'qa been issued by the National Union of Iron and Steel Manufacturers, and also a tabulated statement showing the output of steel and iron in the United Kingdom in 1918, and the British output of pig iron compared with America and German pro- i duction, in tons. Taking the general synopsis first,, it is aeon that in the year 1900 the pig iron production of the United Kingdom was b.Do,ooo tons; in the United States, 13.789,000; in Germany, 8,521,000; and in France, 2,714,000 tons; in 1918, the British bad increased to 9,DW,00; the U.S.A. to 39,052,000 (boing troblecl} Germany to 11,590.000; and that of France had dropped to 1.297,000. HOW COUNTRIES WERE AFFECTED. Similar figures as to steel production follow, and the memorandum points out: The first and most significant feature of these taibies iu tiLt) faL.1 during the war of the output of iron and steel in both France and Germany, the figures in both cases reaching the lowest level in 1918. The United States on the other band, shows a very big increase during the war, while in Great Britain the figures ehow a fairly constant output cf pig iron and an increased output of steel. In the case of pig iron the production i of the four countries in 1900 amounted to 34 million tons, of which Great Britain produced 9 million. In 1913 the total out- put had risen to 66 million tons. of which tons, of which Great Britain produced 9 in 1918 the total had fallen to 61 million tons, Qf which Great Brtain produced 9 million. In the oase of steel, on the other hand, the combined output for 1900 was 23 mil- lion tons, of which Great Britain produced 5 million. In 1913 the combined output was yearly 63 million tons, of which Great Britain produced n million, while in 1918 combined output was nearly 72 million tons, of which Great Britain produced 9! million. In every case the output of steel, which was less than that of pig iron in 1900, has passed the pig iron output in the later yoors, but in the case of Great Britain this result only dates from 1916." An analysis of the figures for 1918 by districts brings out the contrast between the district which produce a surplus of pig and those which need to import pig iron to produce their steel. Pig Iron. Steel. Cleveland 2,424,000 1,524,000 Durham 628,000 486,000 Cumberland, etc. 797,000 386,000 Lanes and N. Wales 754,000 686,000 N. Staffs and Salop. 371,000 175,000 S. Staffs & Warwick 4,14,000 339,000 Lincolnshire 563.,000 298,000 Midlands 925,^00 6,000 S. and W. Yorke. 282,000 1,300,000 S. Wales and Mon. 852.000 2,064,000 Scotland 1,053,000 1,890,000 Total. 9,063,006 9,154,000
￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ?. A x' ￼ ? ''?!& ￼ ￼ )S ? EftXTa 1flIt1i0:j,:t:£fi¡'('r, ??L???"??????? ￼ '"fftjf? ￼ Don't flog a tired horse-it is only worse still and weaker after the short burst of energy has spent itself. In the same way, don't flog and weaken your own body by taking old-fashioned mineral pills and purgatives. the result of which, is to leave the liver and bowels incapable of performing their natural functions. When your stomach, liver or bowels are out of order, it is best to coax them back to health. The natural assistance that is required is found in the new orange-coated pill, Ker-nak. Ker-nak is the unique natural remedy which combines in a single pill two valuable and distinct medicincs. One is distinguished for its soothing and purifying influence on the liver, stomach and bowels-the other is a medicine which gives tone to the nerves and brightens and braces you up generally. Ker-nak Pills are a gentle, regulative treatment of the right nature. They never purge or weaken-but are so soothing and beneficial that thousands who cannot take ordinary pills and medicines now keep themselves in perfect health by an occasional dose of Kcr-nak Pills. Ker-nak Pills are obtainable of all chemists and drug stores. ifyotirchemist is out of stock, The Ker-nak Natural Remedy Ltd., JowittLatte, Leeds, wtll send you a T/J or 3/- box on reecift of price without any extra charge for return postage. ooray n o more "War Marmalad6" j there's plenty of 'SILVER s R I D Ins-.at on.'Silver Shred' v —you may as well have the best r S pg 'Silocr Shred'on Breakfast Breed, » Na late risert out 0/ hel I ROBER.TSON-onlyrna,leer. 1: Paisley frlanebeiter Bristol London. L t HALF-DAY C L 0 S I N WILLIAM d. COAKLEY, Fishmonger, Poulterer, Game Dealer, and Welsh Produce Merchant, 120, OXFORO STREET, SWANSEA (Member of the National Fish Merchants' Association), Begs to inform his numerous Customers and the General Public that he has decided, so as to en-ihle his Employes to enjoy their Half-Holiday on the same day each week, to CLOSE the above Premises at 1.15 p.m. prompt each THURSDAY, on and from Next Thursday, June 5th. He ask s the public to support him, and appeals to all Fishmongers who are not already doing so, to fall in line and make it a Weekly Half-Holiday, and trust the Public will make their arrangements accordingly. Motor Deliveries Daily to All Parts. mmBDCl" — • ftp w.trm =f To-dayto many thousands, only the ? memory remains of their one-time suffer- ???????'? S ings caused through Indigestion. These | "WHEN YOU TAKE former sufferers voluntarily ascribe this to the lasting benefits obtained through ? the use of Mother Seigel's Symp. ?t is 7//?? j I ? th? ideal stomachic and liver tonic. Put /? y it to the test. /m/III OTHEP- DEFECTIVE VISION NEEDS CAREFl ?????/????E?S?.- THE OLDEST AND QUAUPtE ￼ ????K? UADFtED OPT1CfAN TREATMENT. ???S??/ ?????' IN SWANSEA, J. SCOTT and Son, 12, VICTORIA ARCADE, Swansea Printed and published by the Swansea IVces. Ltd, at Leader BuUdinge, Swansea v V|.
1'1 ￼ ? ￼ i The Day s ?-?ssip. ? —— —— I Lcuder O ￼ H Leader Office, Tuesday. I saw the Homecoming of the Colour3 from the window of the Leader Office, looking down into Templostreet, and had not my colleague who was at the I station told me in time of the cheering I vup there, I would have been sadly dis- appointed at the voiceless phase of the procession at this stage. Homeward bound, later on, a neighbour gave a clue to the quietness of the crowd. He said he wanted to cheer, but when he saw the flag and when he thought of what it 6tood for—those stricken fields of France where rest so many of the Battalion—a lump came into his throat, and the tears into his eyes, and he couldn't cheer. That must have bean it! Personally I was too moved for any joyous utterance when the Flag went by. What a Crowd! I If I may make confession, last week I had considerable misgivings about the whol e business, I mean that 1 had doubts whether Swansea would realise in time all that the Return of the Colours meant; whether it would turn out in force for a sight that could have in it few signs of visible grandeur except the precious flari itself. The misgivings and the doubts were unworthy. Swansea, if the great- ness of the occasion is sufficiently ex- plained, and if the full time-table is given in ample time—Swansea always rises to the occasion. I don't know what Lieut .-Colonel D. Brock Williams thougli,, of it all; but I imagine ho inust have been prond of the home-town £ s he marched with the Colour party through the densely-crowded streets. And per- haps he was wondering whether Swansea had already looked after, or intended to look after, the material circumstances of the men who fought in the Battalion, and the wants of the widows and children of those who fell. For the Commanding Officer feels very intensely on this matter, and on his last leave told me that he had planned to devote his life to the service of his men. Mr. Mander. I When I met the Rev. H. C. Mander yesterday morning, it was, of course, too early to ask him whether he was going to acoept the invitation to Glasgow; besides, Mr. Mander is the sort of man to keep that information for his church first of all. It.is a big temptation placed in his way, for the sphero of work is larger, and the pulpit of Culross is one that commands great influence. But I hope lie wiU say the Glasgow people nay'; for Mount Pleasant is one of the few local churches where full house" notice- hoarde, would be of any service. What it is, explain it how you can; but whilst there may b* preachers of greater eloquence and one or two of deeper scholarship, in Swansea, there is not one who has the ear of the multitude as Mr. Mander has it. I suppose the first ex- planafion is the big personality of the man himself, his friendliness and cheep- fulness, his amazing energy, his breezi- nosa. Mount Pleasant is emphatically not a dormitory 1 Mr. C. H. Glascodine. I Mr. Charles Henry Glascodine, whose golden wedding was celebrated this week, was one of Swansea's stellar legal advo- cates in the years that are gone. He was also one of its favourite amateur actors. He and Mr. Roger Beck. I rather think, are the only two remaining members of the Swansea Dramatic Society which in its day-it had a fairly long and brilliant one—produced some fine dramatic works at Swansea. As a young and learning scribe, I shall not forget the exhilarating 6cenes which frequently took place be. tween another ndvooafce, f. George Jellicoe, and Mr. Glascodine when they appeared in cases at the Police Court. Mr. Jellicoe was a relative of Mr. Glas- codine, and, like his old opponent, went Ln for the higher branch of the law. Mr. Glascodine became Deputy Clerk of Arraigns on thf) South Wales Circuit, whilst Mr. Jellicoe went to South Africa and iKNcaime bno of the leaders of the Bar there. Mr. ajici Mrs. Glascodine'? many Swansea friends wish them health and happiness in the coming years. On tho Promenade. I To tho many -pedestrians on the Pro- menade on Sunday afternoon nature presented a most magnificent picture. A nd -yet there were some people—thoy would, bo called perhaps; the matter-of- £ a.ct .elonient—wlio did not to appre- 1U-e the wonderful sigttt. Just look at tha,t. boorçL one gentleman remark, to which his companion replied non- chalantly, Oh, that's for heat." Cer- iunly there is no beauty in heat, but on Minrlay the cloud bad, banked behind the Castle at Oystermouth, setting the old ctructure in high relief with marvellous i effect. Then townrd* Port Talbot the fog bank was surmounted hy a line of white cloud, putting into the mind of the koea observer a vision Qf snow-capped monn- tains, a presentment of coolness set against the broil of the afternoon sun. 1 Wales In U.S. I An old Aberavon boy now in Canton j Ohjo), Mr. Tom D. Jones. writes me an interesting. letter about Welshmen in the states. Mr. Jones crossed over twenty- j five years ago, and he is doing well n Canton, where the Welsh are strong. He tells me of the roturn home of Private William J. Edwards (born in the Molin), who ww gassed and wounded, and who was a liason runner at St. and Verdun. Another lad, Evan McNit-1, jr., hails from Cwmavon; he was first sergeant-major of an aero squad at Dor- held Arcadia, Florida. Ellis Edwards, a lad bam in Pontatrdulals, was overseas as a mechanic in an aero squad, and he visited his plftoe of birth while over there. Geo. Ernrys Hopkins, born in Aberavon, who went over some 18 yearsl ago, is at present in Germany. 1 A Point of Order. The Chairman of the Welsh Field Am- bulanc m?ct:ng in seemed to be a victim of the curious mis- conception that rules of procedure are a I hindrance to the ventilation of ooinion. In fact, of course, the rule of pro- cedure is not the foe but the friend, of ■ free and full discussion; apart from that, it has no reason or justification. That is what resolutions, amendments and rul- ings of the chair mean. The first busi- ness of a chairman, when a resolution has j been put to a meeting (a duty by the way, as a rule, painfully neglected in j' Swansea!) is to assure that every single person in the meeting shall have the op- portunity of saying what he will, for or j against, about that resolution No formal amendment is essential. If in the course j of this free and general discussion, a method by which the object of the reso- lution may be better attained occurs to a speaker, he may move an amendment. When an amendment has been moved and seconded, it is convenient to restrict discussion for the time being, to tha,; amendment. The onus is on the chair- j man of deciding whether a resolution, an amendment is reasoned, and therefore: permissible, and also to see that speakers shall not wander from the points at I L%ue.
STORIES OF THE SWAN- SEA BATTALION. (Continued from Page 7.) 1 about 8M men. The Swois-m" we.n., forward on the morfcirig of Atigust 30th a strength of only 200, and their frontage was but 300 yards. The men had been told that hey were to reach their objective—Morval Wood-at all cost, and that they were to persist in their efforts until they succeeded. Twelve hundred yards away was the German front line, a few yards behind a maze :.of barbed wire entanglements, and 100 yards ;n front of the village ibself. The British artillery had been pounding away at these en- tanglements spasmodically, but the at- tackers, knowrng something of the diffi- culty of dealing w-:th 1yarbed wire, ques- tioned whether the artillery had achieved success ill the task that had been set them. The men knew also that the Ger- man front l,n6 would be Hterally alive with machine-guns- and that if the .wire had not been smashed up they would suf- fer disastrously w. this first objective. The Br-tish- soldier, howevnr,is -acme- tomed to accepting things philosophically. Theirs was not to reason why, they only knew they had to do—or die. With., the cohvnsr 0' the d-awn a nasty drizzle 4et in, and when the Battalion went over the top w? 3.?) a.m the ?Umatic conditions-were a?yth'ng b<? ideal The two compan:ee in the front line were the first to go over, and they were foHowed five minutes later by. the remaining two. They gained ground until they were witb'n about a 100 yards of the tillage, and in front of the German trenches. VALOUR. Here they were held up. The artillery had faill to c'-pr the way through UP wire, and in the face of the devastating de<ith-deal.:ng rattie of the machine-guns small parties of men would try to cut the wires that stood between them and the Bocfye. It was an unequal fight wherein the enemy had all the advantage. It was early apparent that if the attackers per-, sisted in their efforts to cut the w're with their cutters they v-ould be annihilated to a man. As a matter of fact, thow brave heroes who had attempted the task, had fallen in front of *;he w;re. Fortunately, thv. ground was covered wiiA shell-holes, and into these the Bat- ,taEQn dropped. Periodically a handful of men would rush the entanglements, led by their officers. But they never went forward-and they never came back. The teig.'c valour of their comrades spurred on those left in the shell-holes, and as each little valiant banc, tell'there was another ready to take its place. By noon the Bat-, taEon had suffered heavily, a.nd only on' officer-Capt. R. P. W;lliams—remained. This gallant officer gathered together all that was left of the Battalion, and suc- ceeded in mafc'ng an opening to reform them. He realised the futtFty of waeting the lives of his men in an endeavour to do what was under the crcumstances the im- posa:b!e, and decided co remain in the shell-holes until the follow'ng morning, i As the afternoon sped on the enemy trained his guns on the temporary abode of the Battalion, nd by n/ghtfall he was placing h's shells with remarkable pre- cision. The men made full use of all the available shelter, but despite every pre- caution the.:r casualties during the night were heavy. For instance, one shell camp over and accounted for twelve men in one shell-hole. THE FINAL EFFORT. I But the British guns had not been idle. Stead,ly they shelled the .ntang;; mnts. and in the dim monvng light the at- tackers saw the havoc it had brought upon the wire. I ✓