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Funeral at Builth Wells.I
Funeral at Builth Wells. I I ?i THE LATE MRS. D. EVANS. I The funeral of Mrs David Evans, Bryncoed, Builth Wells, took place at St. Mary's Church, Builth Wells, on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. S. æ Wenham (vicar), assisted by Rev. D. Hughes-Richards B.A. (curate), conducted the ser- vice in church, and the latter officiated at the grave- side. There was a large attendance at the obsequies, and the principal mourners were Mr David Evans (husband), Miss G. Evans (daughter), Mr and Mrs Hulson, Pontypool (son-in-law and daughter), Mr and Mrs Blake, Llandrindod Wells (son-in-law and daughter), Mr and Mrs Jones. Pontnewynydd (son-in-law and daughter), Mr and Mrs Frankham Aberscychan (son-in-law arid daughter). Mr H., T. Price, Greyhound Hotel (brother), Mrs Elliot, Cardiff (sister), Master Jones, Pontnewynydd (grandson) Mr Walter Pritchard, Builth Wells (nephew), and Mr Tom Pritchard, Builth Wells (nephew). I The remains were borne to the grave by Messrs. A. V. Price, Wm. Jones. Charles Watkins and Marshall King. The plate on the polished oak ooffin, with brass fittings, was inscribed "Mary Ann Evans, born June 1848, died November 6th, 1915." Messrs. J. Matthew Jones and Sons (Builth Wells) were the undertakers.
KNIGHTON RURAL TOPICS. I
KNIGHTON RURAL TOPICS. I VIEWS ON RECRUITING. I COUNCIL'S DISCUSSION. I At Knighton Rural District Council, on Thurs- day, Mr Evan Kineey (chairman), presiding, the inspector (Mr David Davies) reported.; that the 'Water-supply to certain houses in Begmldy parish was unsatisfactory and that certain repairs were needed. The agent had promised to have some of these matters attended to, ibut nothing had yet been done. It was decided that a copy of the re- port should be sent to the owner. A letter was read from the Local Government Board urging the council to do, all they could to facilitate recruiting, and to appoint a local tri- bunal to settle cases of appeal—should any arise. The chairman said lie quite agreed with the let- ter. Many men had been starred who ought not to have been. and some were not starred who should have been. Mr Whitmore Green-Price said he would like to see the women of England following the example of the women in France—doing the work on the farms and releasing eligible men for the Army. The following were appointed to act as a tri- bunal :—The Chairman, Messrs. E. Nicholls, Beverley Wilding, P. W. Kinsey, and the Rev. Lewis Jones. PeMnission was given to the surveyor (Mr John Williams) to perform the duties of surveyor to the Teme Rural District Council during, the absence of Mr W.. A. Roberts, who had recently joined the Motor Transport Service.
BY "UNCLE TOM." At. & Brecon, November 16th, 1915. My dear nephews and nieces, I was delighted with October competition, which proved a success in every respect. The essays, especially those of the boys and girls whose names appeared in the short list, were excellent. I am publishing the three best in this week's issue, and I trust all my little relations will read them with interest and profit. I shall write more about the efforts next week. Please do not overlook the an- nouncement of November's competition. The subject is not difficult, and there should again be keen competition. I was very pleased to receive three postcard acknowledgments from my three successful nieces and heartily congratulate them on their achievement. Glasbury, Gwenddwr and Upper Chapel school-children are doing remark- well in the monthly competitions. This is the re- sult of repeated attempts, month after month, and pluck. With best wishes to you all, I remain, Your affectionate, UNCLE TOM. ? ? UNCLE. TOM: I
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. I "Harrow Cottage, Glasbury; 10/11/15.—Dear Uncle Tom, I thank you for the P.O. for 2/6, which I received at school this morning.. Mr 1 Lupton, the headmaster, gave it to me before all the scholars and said how pleased he was. I am pleased, too, for, although we have won many prizes at our school in your competition, I am the first to secure the 1st prize.—I remain, your loving. niece, Mary Wackett." "The School, Upper Chapel, near Brecon, 10/11/15.—Dear Uncle Tom, Thanks very much for P.O. for Us/6 which I received this morning and which was the second prize in the October com- petition. I am looking forward to the November one, when I hope to win first prize.—I remain, Your affectionate niece, Eleanor G. Evans." "Cefngarth Farm, Gwenddwr, near Erwood, November 12th.—Dear Uncle Tom, I beg to ack- nowledge the receipt of P.O. for 1/ which was the third prize in last month's competition. I wish to thank you very much.—I remain, your affectionate niece, Hilda May Morgan."
. " TREES OF BRECON AND RADNOR."…
TREES OF BRECON AND RADNOR." First Prize Essay. The oak and the ash are very great favourites in both counties and are very plentiful, the oaks of Abbey-Cwmhir, Harpton and Pencerrig being spe- cially famous. The Radnorshire and Breconshire valleys are generally>well wooded with larch, ash, and fir plantations, especially below Builth. The most interesting of all trees are the yews of Glasbury, Old Radnor and other places. Glas- bury is surrounded with trees and orchards. Both counties have some very good timber. There are 11,567 acres of woodland in Radnorshire. This county in olden days had no less than four royal forests, which were used for hunting the deer. Radnorshire has many cider fruit trees, and grows the fruit to the amount of 690 acres, this being the third greatest apple acreage in Wales, coming next to Monmouth- and Brecon. The trees, large and small, oak, birch or mountain ash, all grow bent to the east and north east, as the result of continuous west and south 'west winds. The abundance of trees helps to keep the cold winds from the valleys. A writer says of the Edwy, "It bears the message of the wood nymphs. from Radnorian forests to the Wye." On both the Breconshire and Radnorshire sides of the Wye the woodland scenery is most beautiful. It is thought by some to be the prettiest in the coun- try, especially about this time when the leaves are changing into beautiful autumn tints. The val- leys of the two counties are admirably suitable for the growth of small fruit. Oak, elm, beech, sycamore and ash are the most numerous of the Breconshire trees, but there are also numbers of poplars and birches. Yews are a very large size and of a considerable age. In olden days bows were made from the yew trees. Cedars are also plentiful in both coun- ties.—Mary Wackett, Ffynnon-Gynydd School, Glasbury-on-Wye, aged 13. Second, Prize Essay. I The beautiful scenery of Breconshire and Rad- norshire is largely due to the wooded slopes and variety of trees which grow in these two counties, and at no time of the year is this more apparent ttfan at the present time, when the leaves of the trees have changed into the glorious autumn tints and present pictures of perfect beauty. The most important of the trees in these counties is the oak, es is the oak, -which is .the "king" of English trees, and from the heart of which, as the poets have .sung, our gallant ships were once made. "Hearts of oak are our ships" I Nowadays they are made of iron and steel. The stately oak trees are to be found in the woods and forests of Breconshire and Radnorshire. The ash, too, grows in abundance, and there are two kinds- the weeping ash and the mountain ash. The mountain ash has beautiful berries..The wood of the ash is much used by the whed- wright, coach-builder and cabinet-maker. An- other of our trees is the birch, which is a verv hardy one. Coach-builders use it for the bodies of carriages. The 'beech is another of our trees, and has very pretty leaves. One of the most import- ant of trees is the hazel. This grows in great abundance and is used by the farmers for fencing purposes-for the making of those hedges which are so cleverly done by the farmers of these coun- ties. Other trees include the elm, the elder, the willow, the poplar, the horse-chestnut, the hollv, the sycamore and the cone-bearirig trees, such as the pine and the fir. In our churchyards also grows the yew tree. Then we have the fruit trees, such as the apple, plum, pear, walnut, sweet chestnut and cherry.—Eleanor G. Evans, Council School, Upper Chapel, aged 11. Third Prize Essay. The trees of Brecon and Radnor are numerous and varied. A few of the chief specimens are the oak, ash, beech, ehn. birch. Scotch pine, yew and holly. The most important part of a tree is the trunk, which is protected by the bark. The Oak. This tree is so large and strong that it is called the Monarch of the Forest." Every- one knows the oak, whether in fruit or without it. The leaves of this tree are oval in shape, and their edges deeply notched. The oak tree yields valuable timber for ship-building, furniture, car- pentry and coffins. "Hearts of oak are our ships— jolly tars arc our men." Never were these lines more appropriate than at the present national crisis. The Ash. This tree is next to the oak in strength, toughness and elasticity. It is greatly used by the wheelwright for making the spokes of his wheels. It is also called the "Venus of the Forest. The Beech. The bark of the bpech is smooth, but the wood is tough and close-grained. It is greatly used for cogs of mill,-wlieelsi!. The Elm. This tree is anotheii very useful wood. It is very tough and does n4t easily split. Because this wood lasts longer than any other wood under fhe water, it is used for making the planks of ships. The Birch. The birch is sufficiently distin- guished by the graceful tenderness of all its parts. Scotch Pine. Turpentine is obtained from Scotch pine. Yew. Yew trees are prevalent in churchyards. Some say that they are sacred to the Druids and their followers. Again, we have some ibeautiful fruit trees, namely, apple, pear, plum, cherry and damson.
I SERVICE AT BETHEL C.M. CHURCH.
I SERVICE AT BETHEL C.M. CHURCH. ,Tli(3re was a very large congregation at Bethel C.M. Church, Brecon, on Sunday afternoon, when the Mayor (Councillor G. T. Jones) and Corpora- tion attended in state. There also accompanied the Mayor, the President and members of the Bre- con Chamber of Trade, and the lodal lodge of Buf- faloes, of both of which bodies the Mayor is a member. The service, conducted by the Rev. John Rob- erts, M.A., Cardiff, was throughout very inspiring. Mr Roberts preached the sermon taking as his text Hebrews xi. 10, "For we look for a city which hath a foundation, whose builder and maker is God." Christian life, he said, in all ages, was a life of pilgrimage. They were seeking to-day what Abraham sought for. They were one in spirit with the life of Abraham. It was not be- cause Abraham was tired of his people and sur- roundings, that he started on his life of pilgrimage. but he was looking for a. city whose builder and maker was God. They were a band of pilgrims, and simply sojourners. They were constantly re- minded that the end was approaching. A city whose builder and maker was God was their object, and that city meant a lot in these days of uncer- tainty. They. were fellow- workers and it was their part not only to wait for that city but to pre- pare for the new Jerusalem. Their heritage was a glorious one. He spoke of their beautiful town and of those who had bled and died for it. These men had inspired its inhabitants. They were working to be fellow-workers with God. A glorious city was prepared for them, with which nothing could compare. All their co-operative decisions should be in harmony with the will of God. He demanded that as He was righteous to men, men should be righteous to Him. His servants especially, He demanded should be as holy as He was. Mercy and compassion they should have with the poor and afflicted within their gates. A city built on these foundations would be God's city, and a city that would be unable to be moved. Such a city builded and governed in accordance with the will of God. man would find his own. In his prayer the rev. gentleman asked for spec- ial guidance to his servant in his new office. The service closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
AT THE POLICE COURT. I
AT THE POLICE COURT. I The Mayor took his seat as chief, magistrate at the Borough Police Court on Monday. Other magistrates on the bench were Aldermen E. A. Wright, David Powell and H. C. Rich, Messrs. Evan Morgan, James Morgan, C. J. E. Large. and Dr. Francis. Mr J. P. Jones Powell (of Messrs. Jeffreys and Powell, solicitors) addressing the mayor, said it was usually the custom on this occasion for some- one on behalf of the advocates practising in that court to offer to the chief magistrate for the com- ing year their congratulations on his attaining the high oiffce. It had fallen to his lot for many years to be the spokesman of the advocates practising in that court to offer their congratulations. He did so with the equal heartiness lie had done in the past. It was a great honour, after three years' service on the Council that the mayor's work had been so highly appreciated by his colleagues that they had thought him fitted and had appointed him to the high office. It was an honour which he felt sure the Mayor thoroughly appreciated and upon which the advocates in that court heartily congratulated him. Brecon had to be congratula- ted that they had as chief magistrate this year a Welshman of Welshmen, who was accustomed to speak in his native tongue, and who could express himself better in Welsh—if lie might say so-than in English. The best feeling had existed in the past between bench and advocates, and he was sure'it was not going to be different this year. He was sure his Worship would uphold the dfgnitv of the office in the way in which it had been upheld in the past, and apply his business capacity and keen acumen to his judicial work in the same way as it had been exercised in the Council Chamber. When he last addressed the ex-Mayor on a similar occasion he expressed the hope that this horrible war would have come to an end during his term of office and that he would be at the head of the'town in the festivities which would follow the declara- tion of peace. This hope had not. been fulfilled, but he could only again sincerely trust that during the present Mayor's term of office peace would be restored and that it would fall to his lot to be at the head of the rejoicings and festivities that would necessarily follow. (Applause.) The Mayor responding thanked Mr Jones Powell for his kind remarks and the good wishes he had expressed. He hoped with the help of his col- leagues to carry out his duties without fear or favour. There was only one case brought I before the court, namely, that of Catherine Morgan, Cwrty- plyvin Cottage, who was cha-rged with drunken- ness in Brecon on Saturday night. Defendant admitted she was drunk and shed penitential tears. The Mayor said he was exceedingly sorry to find a woman the first person to appear before him, in- asmuch as women were supposed to belong to a more refined sex. He was surprised, during these strenuous days, that defendant could not find bet- ter use for her money than to indulge to such an extent. Fortunately, for her, it was his privilege that morning to discharge her, and he trusted she would take this as a warningi ■ 111 —Ji
• ,,New High Sheriffs.I
• New High Sheriffs. I SELECTIONS FOR BRECON AND RADNOR. I Mr R. McKenna, attired in black and gold em- broidered robes, attended on Friday, for the first time in his ca,pacity as Chancellor of the Exche- quer, the annual ceremony of nominating gentle- men to serve as high sheriffs for the counties of England an8 Wales, excluding the Royal Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall. The proceedings took place in the Lord Chief Justice's- Court. Ac- companying him on the bench were the Lord Chief Justice and Justices 'Scrutton, Avory, Lush and Sa,nkey. Selections for Brecon and Radnor were :— Brecknock. I Mr Rees Llewellyn. Bwllfa House, Cwmdare. Mr Morgan Watkin Morgan, of Bryntawe, Aber- I crave, Swansea Valley. Mr H. A. Christy, of Llangoed Castle. Radnor. I Mr J. L. Giveaway, Greenway Manor, Pen-y- bont. Mr H. W. Duff-Gordon, of Harpton Court, Kington. Sir Robert H. Green-Price, The Grove. Pres- teign.
CHILDREN'S CORNER—Continued, I All these various trees have their own form and stature distinctive from all else. We ought all to thank God for the beautiful trees around us.— Hilda May Morgan (age 12 years), Cefngarth farm, Gwenddwr, near Erwood, Breconshire. II November Competition. I Best essay on "The Railways of Brecon and Radnor." Open to elementary school-children in Brecon and Radnor. Include name, address and age in your con- tribution. Marks will be given as follow :—Intelligence, 160; English. 80; spelling, 80; and hand-writing, 80. Prizes.-4st, 2/6; 2nd, 1/6; 3rd, 1/ The essays must not exceed 200" words. The compositions must also be the bona-fide work of competitors themselves. The last day for receiving essays will be Tues- day, November 30th. and these should be properly stamped and addressed to. Uncle Tom, care of "Brecon and Radnor Express," Brecon.
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FORMER RHAYADER PASTOR.f
FORMER RHAYADER PASTOR. f INDUCTION SERVICES AT DERBY. I REV: THOMAS HOUGHTON'S NEW I CHURCH. A most impressive series Iof services were held in the Green Hill Presbyterian Church, Derby, on the 3rd inst, when the Rev. T. Houghon, formerly of the Presbyterian Church, Rhayader, was in- ducted. The Presbytery of Birmingham, under the presidency of the Rev. W. tanilay, of Staf- ford, met at the church, and the sermon was preached by Rev. L. G. IUcker, of Hanley. The charges to the minister and congregation were de- livered by Rev. J. C. Grant, M.A., of Notting- ham. On Sunday the Rev. T. C. Jones, Penarth (of the neighbouring Church to that over which Mr Houghton presided for three years with marked success, viz., Grangetown Forward Movement), preached an eloquent sermon at 11 a,m., and, at 6.30 p.m.. the new pastor. Rev. T. Houghton, preached to a crowded congregation, a most powerful and impressive sermon on the words of Ezekiel, "I sat where they sat. On Monday friends gathered in the Church Hall for tea and' social fellowship, and, subse- quently, adjourned to the church, where the Rev. J. C. Grant, M.A., presided over the introductory service and welcomed the new pastor, and handed over to him the chair to "preside in your own church." It was a-great pleasure to all to have the company of a former pastor, Rev. Sclater, M.A., Edinburgh, who most heartily and confiden- tly assured Mr Houghton that he would find in Derby a most-loyal band of supporters, and wished him a long and successful pastorate. Their "friends from Wales" were introduced and spoke. Rev. Frank Jackson, Rhayader, spoke of him as a friend and as a workman, who needed not to be asharfjed, one .who would rightly divide the word jTruth. *R ev. T. C. Jones, Penarth, said Mr Houghton was a man of high ideals, a Christian man and a gentleman, and a student "diligent in the busi- ness." "God needs strong men," said Luther, and Mr Houghton was a strong man. Then Mr Jones pointed out the characteristics of a strong Church-as one known for its godliness and faith- fulness, generous and active, prayerful and brotherly. Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A., Chester, told the friends how he had been pastor to their new minister at two important periods in his life. Years ago, when at Aberdare, he noticed -how faithful Mr Houghton was to the services when, as yet, he was in business, and, at a later time in Cardiff as a student, he found him a most earnest and zealous follower of the Master. Mr Roberts urged the Church members < towdivide. the labour with their pastor by looking after on< another. .The local Churches welcomed the new Presbyter- ian minister. Rev. J. Howell, M.A., vicar of All Saints; Derby, most warmly welcomed the new pastor. He was himself a Welshman, and had been at Deifoy 23 years, and, while deploring the days of slackness through which we have been passing, hoped that this addition to tin religious life of the town would produce much good fruit: On behalf of the Nonconformist Churches, the Rev. George Pagett, xCongregational minister, Derby, assured Mr Houghton that, after 35 years' ministry, the story of redemption was the only message which could overcome the worldliness of the age, and welcomed him to their midst. A most enthusiastic meeting closed with the singing of the Doxolo and Benediction.
Every box of ENGLAND'S GLORY Matches used means MORE WORK for Britist. Work-people.—Moreland, Gloaoester. CSU
..THE Prime Minister's Advice…
THE Prime Minister's Advice TO THE YOUNG UNMARRIED MEN AND PLEDGE TO MARRIED MEN. ———— I "I am told by Lord Derby and others that there is some doubt among married men who are now being asked to enlist whether, having enlisted, or promised to enlist, they may not be called upon to serve, while younger and unmarried men are hold- ing back and not doing their duty. Let them at j once disabuse themselves of that notion. So far as I I am concerned, I should certainly say the obliga- tion. of the married man to serve ought not to be enforced or held to be binding upon him unless and until-I hope by voluntary effort, but if it be needed in the last resort by other means-the unmarried men are dealt with. "I have far too much confidence in the patriot- ism and the public spirit of my fellow-countrymen to doubt for one moment that they are going to re- spond to that appeal—that the young men, the unmarried men with whom the promise of the future lies, are not going in this great emergency to shirk and to leave the fortunes of their country and the assertion of the greatest cause for which we have eyerfought, to those who have given greater hostages to fortune and are least able to bear the brunt.
￼ I Hiding a Deserter.
￼ I Hiding a Deserter. I BEAUFORT FATHER IN TROUBLE.' George Sutton (48), Beaufort, was summonecl at Ebbw Vale, on Monday, for concealing Arthur Sutton, a deserter, between May 5th and October 27th. Defendant denied concealment. Supt* Saunders told the bench that defendant's son had been home for close upon six months. His uniform was fetched from upstairs, and defendant must have known it was there. The son stated his father was not to blame. He had since gone back to his regiment. Supt. Saunders said such cases were becoming frequent, and he had instructions to take pro- ceedings with a view to putting a stop to them. Defendant pleaded that he was under the im- pression his son had been discharged. A fine of 40/- wis imposed.
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WAGES OF AGRICULTURAL ..I…
WAGES OF AGRICULTURAL I LABOURERS. Sir,—Not only does the Departmental Commit- tee on the Production of Food in England and Wales believe that the landlords would not raise their tenants' rents, I they believe, also, that the grant of a minimum price for wheat would raise the wages of agricul- tural labourers. The reason given for this is that, "if the farmers have this guarantee for the next four years, they will, undoubtedly, be in a position to raise the wages of their labourers, and they ought to do so at ODce." That people ought to do certain things is no guarantee that they will, and, if the farmers have their rents raised, they will he unable to grant higher wages, whether they wish to or not. If any rise in wages does take place, it will be due to the simple fact of there being a scarcity of labour. Some members of the committee evidently considered that no farmer should be paid the bonus unless he could show that he was paying a fair rate of wages. "But," says the report, "there is some reason to fear that, if this condition were attached to the guarantee, it might have the effect of defeating the main object of the scheme." If this means anything, it is that to pay increased wages would make it unprofitable to grow more wheat, even under the bonus, and, therefore, it means that if more wheat is grown wages will not be increas- ed. But, of course, wages would not be increas- ed-even the high protection of last century did not raise wags-for the whole meaning of schemes such as this is higher rents for the landlords. Yours. &c.. F. C. R. DOUGLAS.
I TEMPERANCE REFORM.
TEMPERANCE REFORM. Sir.—In your issue of November 4th Mr A. G. Harris expresses great surprise that at this time temperance men should persist in airing their var- ious theories for the solution of the drink problem. I would also express surprise, and gratification as well that at last our governing bodies throughout the country have begun to deal with the drink prob- lem and to use the words of a writer in the "Daily News" of November 11th, "done more in the twinkling of an eye than temperance reform- ers have accomplished in a generation." One great and far reaching reform is to make treating illegal in London. If I met Mr Harris in London it would be punishable by law for him to "treat" me to even a single glass of "Scotch" or for me to offer him anything stronger than a bottle 1 of pop, which he might not appreciate. The Liquor Traffic Control Board have cut down the hours for the sale of drink by about two-thirds —a "revolutionary" measure which the most rabid teetotaller would not have dreamt of a year ago in munitions areas. The "Daily Mail" referring to the effect of this alteration speaks of some of the parts affected by it as being now "twice as sober." They add "the public welcomed the order." The Central Board has also appointed a commit- tee of enquiry as to the alleged drinking amongst women and asked for evidence lrom various social organisations. Out of 15 different institutions only 2 are temperance societies. I The same authority has this week considerably reduced the hours for the sale -of drink in Shrop- shire and it is expected that the most thickly popu- lated part of that county will very shortly be placed in the "Munitions Area." The Army Authorities are beginning to object to the facilities for the sale of drink to our men in Flanders. It is stated on the authority of an M.P. recently that when tenders were asked for the pro- vision of 15 additional Army canteens to make it easier for our men to get their beer the Inspector- General of Communications would not have them. Other actions by our authorities might be men- tioned to show that in England as in Russia, France, and even in Austria, the evil of drink is being dealt with in a manner, beyond even the most sanguine expectations of temperance reformers.— Yours, etc., I I A. H. WAINWRIGHT. Knighton, 13th November, 1915.
PRODUCTION OF FOOD.
PRODUCTION OF FOOD. Sir,—The principal feature of the interim report (and of the final report) of the Departmental Com- mittee on the Production of Food in England and Wales is the proposal for a guaranteed minimum price for home-grown wheat. The committee de- clares that this is the "only effective measure" for attaining a substantial increase in the home pro- duction of wheat, and they consider that the guarantee minimum price should be 45/- a quar- ter for all marketable home-grown wheat for a period of four years. It is not proposed that the Government should buy the wheat, but that they should pay the farmers the difference between the Gazette" averag e price for wheat and 45 J the farmer being left frae to market his wheat him- I self. One obvious objection to this proposal is dis- cussed by the committee, that no great additional quantity of wheat might be grown, and yet the State would be compelled to pay the bonus to the farmers. To meet this difficulty they recommewt. that the payment should only be made to farmers who fulfil one or other of two conditions (1) That the farmer should increase his area un- der arable cultivation by, at least, one-fifth over the similiar area in October, 1913 or (2) That, at least, one-fifth of his total acreage | under grassland annual crops should be actually under wheat. There is no attempt in this report to prove that the proposed minimum price will increase the total supply of wheat, foreign and home-grown com- bined, or will reduce the price of wheat. There is no attempt to prove it, because this disguised form of protectionism is incapable of bringing about this result, any more than protection could do it at the time of the Napoleonic wars. Money spent in this way will be as good as wasted. In the long run the only people that will be sure to benefit are the landlords. If the price of wheat were left to the uncertainties of the natural -mar- ket, the landowners might have some diffiquity in obtaining incAased rents, but, when they know for certain that their tenants will obtain not less than 45/- a quarter, they will have no hesitation and no difficulty in raising rents. The commit- tee themselves recognise this, but hastily drop the question, saying "we believe that the good-will of the landlords of the country can be relied on to make special legislation unnecessary." This jø cold comfort for the unhappy taxpayers, who would have the burden of financing this bonus added to all their other burdens. Yours, &c., F. C. R. DOUGLAS.
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Cinema Ambulance Day.
Cinema Ambulance Day. PATRIOTIC, EFFORT AT BUILTH. I A large crowd assembled at the Kino, Builth Wells, on Wednesday night, the occasion being Cinema Ambulance Day. The event, which was organised by Mr G. M. Hand and was under the distinguished patronage of MrsVenables Llewelyn, Mr H. A. Christy, Mr T. Thomas Moore, J.P., Mr Tom Norton, J.P., Mr W. B. de Winton, C.I.E., Mr H. Vaughan Vaughan and Mr J. O. Bufton, C.C. The programme was a, varied one; and con- sisted of pictures, solos, and comic-songs, and the artistes were Miss Janet Salmon (contralto), Cpl. A. G. Bullock, K.S.L.I. (baritone) Mr.Claude Jones (comedian) and Mr A. F. Villiers (society entertainer). "The Polo Champion" (Pathe ex- clusive) was the title of the chief film thrown on the sheet, and which was highly appreciated. Comedy pictures were also shown, and created much laugh- ter. Mr Claud Jones's songs drew forth bursts of applause each time he appeared on the stage. Miss Salmon (Llandrindod Wells) was the accom- panist. Proceeds were "to augment the Cihema Ambulance Fund, which is formed in order to pres- ent 50 motor ambulances to the British Red Cross I Society. v