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jParish in Arrears.

IRadnorshire Smash-Up.i

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I FEBRUARY LETTERS.

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Farmers and the War.

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"CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTIONS,"

ARCHDEACONRY OF BRECON. I

MOHAMMEDANISM (571) Y. TEUTONISMI…

IWOMEN AND HOUSE-PLANNING.…

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Our Fallen Heroes.1

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IFuneral at Llanelwedd. I

The Recent Weather. I

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IOffa's Dyke.

Hay Guardiansj

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR-continued. the dear old county of Brecknock, and, also, served with the 1st Battalion of that county which is now in India. This organisation, pre- vious to the war, had only a small but good working branch among His Majesty's forces in institutes which were called naval and military homes. But, since the war has commenced, it has gone forward with leaps and bounds. The officers of the Salvation Army, who were raw to the knowledge of work among military men, were sent to different parts of the country to attend to the wants of the boys, and proved themselves very creditably indeed. Whatever hour of the night the boys might be coming in, and the offi- cer of that particular camp is aware of it, they have hot tea, etc., provided for them. The wives of these officers, who are angels of light to the boys, upon knowing that they have any mending to be done, most willingly do it upon request. Here is an insta.nce of thought of these people for our dear lads. A military officer appeared at a station on Salisbury Plain at midnight, went to the Salvation Army marquee, found the officer, asked him if he could provide 100 cups of tea and 100 sandwiches, and how long would it take? The Salvationist replied ten minutes. The officer, with watch in hand, timed him, and the 100 cups of tea, &c., were ready at the alloted time! That particular officer of the Salvation Army did not get back to bed until 24 hours had passed away, and was again on the move 5 hours afterwards. This is only one instance of many of the acts of mercy of these wonderful people. This is what a soldier from Gallipoli writes of one of its chap- lains. Writing to the "War Cry," he says, "He is a 'father to us all.' He even takes a turn with pick and shovel. In storm or calm, he is with us. and, after the evening meal, he will inspire us to write home, if only a few lines, himself provid- ing paper and addressing the envelopes. Then he will cheerfully trudge miles at midnight to post our letters. Oh, he's a fine pater to us boys I" This wonderful organisation is doing its bit for king and country. Over 40,000 Salvationists and adherents are now serving. What a magnificent record 1 Another instance :-A lady came to see her brother at one of the camps at Salisbury Plain before proceeding to France, and tried to get lodgings for the night and failed, and would have been about all night but for the thought of one of the S.A. officers, who gave up his bed and went and slept with the soldiers in barracks. May these people have the respect of the country. a Yours, &c., A LAD FROM WALES.