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I THE MILITARY VERSUS COMMERCIAL POSSIBILITIES OF AIRCRAFT. ill It has been believed from the earliest days of the modern aeronautical movement that the military and naval) uses of the flying-machine would prove to be one of 4ho most important of its earlier applications. This view has been more than justified, so much so that to-day there is scarcely a machine that 11 takes the air in Europe that is not on Service duty. This is a fact that probably the most ardent sup- porter of the military usage of the flying-machine would have scarcely ventured to predict prior to the outbreak of hostilities. Certainty, if five or six years ago anyone had been bold enough to assert that at the beginning of the year 1915 there would be scarcely a machine flying in Europe on other than military duty, it would have sounded incredible. That the present situation is not repre- sentative of the future in this respect we may take for granted. On the other han'd, it is becoming clear that we may quite dismiss from oar minds any general usage of the air as a commercial high- way; the traffic in merchandise that will be air-borne will never become a great percentage of the world's total. We may antici- pate that lines will be established for the rapid conveyance of mails, and to some extent we may look to the development of passenger services in different parts of the world. But for the- time being the inconvenient (and in the case of shipping, conten- tious) question as to the rights of neutrals in the air can scarcely be said to have been established; commercial usage of the air is virtually non-existent. The ob- ligations imposed by interna- l tional law and convention on j both belligerents and neutrals are, at the best, of an arbitrary and makeshift character, that it is doubtful if anything is to be gained by attempting to lay down any code or set of rules to control a form of locomotion in its application to warfare of which little or no experience is available. However, the writer has bad a book placed in his hands (published early in the present year) on Aircraft in War," in which the whole con- tents, from cover to cover, relate to nothing else but the inter- national aspect of the subject and rival codes of proposed" legisla- tion." It seems, therefore, that this side of the subject requires discussion. Without wishing to belittle work of the type in question, it may certainly be said that the discussion of anything more than the barest generalities of the subject can only be time and effort wasted. A new Arm requires to work out its own salvation in warfare, and the machine that has won for it-self. and mankind the freedom of the air is not to have its future pro- scribed or fettered by the scratching's of an unofficial quill.
I BARMOUTH HAS ITS ANSWER. Barmouth has its answer now. There was a doubt once as to whether the cures about which Barmouth resi. dents spoke so heartily, were lasting cures. Did the people STAY well? That was the great question. And here is the answer, cured to stay cured, given in the word of a Barmouth resi. dent. On December 19th, 1912, Miss M. Jones, of 3, Penbryn Terrace, Friog, Fairbourne, Barmouth, said:—" I was very much troubled at one time with backache and touches of rheumatism. I could scarcely sleep at nights, and was very restless. I expect my kidneys were affected by a cold I had caught. "My bcitd was painful, and I often felt depressed. I was advised to try Doan's back- ache kidney pills, and I must say these pills eased the pains splendidly. My back was stronger, and I did not feel so tired after the day's work. I could sleep better, too. "I think highly of Doan's pills,and am pleased' to recommend them. (Signed) M. Jones." On February 4tb, 1914—over twelve months later—Miss Jones said:—"I am very well indeed now, I am glad to say. I have recommended Doan' spills to others and am pleased to do so as they are so effective." If YOU have any such clear signs of kidney and bladder disorders as back- ache, urinary troubles, gravel, dropsy, lumbago or rheumatism, persevere with Doan's backache kidney pills until every trace of the dread kidney disease is gone. Doan's Pills assist the urinary system like a laxative assists the bowels. Price 2/9 a box, 6 boxes 13/9, of all dealers, or from Foster-McCIellan Co. 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. "I Don't ask for b., W." Don't ask for backache or kidney pills,-ask distinctly. for Dose's backache kidney pills, the same as Miss Jones had.
LORD H. VANE-TE.AIPEST'S LOSS. News was received in Oswestry on Monday that Garron Towers, Lord Heibert Vane Tempest's Irish seat in the County Antrim, has been totally distroyed by fire. The mansion was beautifully situated on the cliffs over- looking the Irish Sea, and was a | favouiile visiting place for tourists.