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I Ml" !■! !■! !■! !■! !■ I BeecbamsPills n may be relied upon. at all times, to exercise a tonic, n cleansing, healing influenee upon the digestive organs. U A sensible use of this well-known specific is generally. all that is needed to relieve and remove those disorders M I J of the stomach liver and bowels, which are always I I J associated with dyspepsia in any form. Beecham's Pills |J are unfailing as a corrective and invaluable as a safe ￼ stimulant of that important organ, the liver, upon the |~j □ efficient action of which so much depends. As a cure I I ? for constipation and for removing its attendant discom- h forts and dangers there is no more reliable remedy. In j j fact, as an aid to health generally, the judicious use of Beecham's Pills is strongly recommended. They are j N BOOH to RM | SoM everywhere in boxes price Is 3d and 3s Od. ? C,. 111—
From the Poultry Yard.
From the Poultry Yard. BY "ROOSTER." Unfortunately, the weather lately was not good for fowls of any age, but this is the sort of thing that poultry-keepers have to put up with. Most poultry-breeders have become intensivists with- out any thought of doing so, owing to -veather conditions. It naturally follows that wv. ,-3 birds are being kept in proper intensive houses and the correct amount of space is allowed—then all will be well, but, if the house is not suitable and yet birds have to be kept inside they must be watch- ed and everything they need supplied. Cleaning is a very important item no matter how the fowls are housed and both flooring and birds should be kept perfectly dry. Unless fowls are kept dry and clean you cannot expect a goodly supply of eggs. Where birds have an outdoor run on dry ground, they need less house room and if a shelter is adjoining then they should do well and keep healthy and fit. Where birds are kept in confinement there are many things which must. bs done for them, and, though small in themselves they are most import- ant if you would have the best out of them. The floor must be well covered with a dry mater- ial, which must be kept dry, and the looser it is the better. No doubt peat moss is one of the best things to use, because it can be put down very quickly, and then if kept dry and turned over oc- casionally it will last for many months. But in these days of economic pressure it is necessary to save all the money one can, and poultry-keepers should not be behind in reducing expenses. When it is possible the fine wood shavings or chippings would answer for a time, and though they would need to be cleaned out more frequently they would come much cheaper and thus effect a saving. These chippings can be had from any joinery works, and in many places there they are working on munitions, the chips can be had for the fetching away. Of course chaff may be used, but like all other stuff this has gone up in price and will be rather costly. The chaff would come in well for the garden and make a splendid man- ure, but the wood caD be spread on the land though not of much benefit. Another small detail which must receive at- tention is that of green food. It is one of the most necessary foods for birds in confinement and birds without it suffer in health and fail in the egg supply. Green food acts directly upon the blood and keeps the system in working order and it would pay to buy some regularly every day because of the' increased number of eggs. The return in price is enough to pay for all greens, and this will help the basket more than anything else w 111 1) elp the ba-sket more than a-nvthill, e l se, Water is essential for egg production, and though one may think that during cold weather fowls need less water, this is most important if the egg supply would be maintained. When fowls are kept on the intensive principle the drinking vessel should be kept outside the house, otherwise they splash it all over the floor and then the covering soon becomes wet and emits a foul odour. Although not in favour of dosing fowls continually it may be necessary at times to give a little tonic to restore lost vigour. It is easy to get a. condiment which can be mixed up with the soft food, and then as a rule all the fowls get a share, but if there is any cold in the birds then the water is the best medium for giv- ing to them. It will easily be understood that when birds have colds they will nearly always be drinking, consequently those most affected will take most water and therefore most medicine. This comes from the feverish state of the body, and no one should give powder or pills without thinking of these things. For colds there is noth- ing better than a Roup Powder with the brand of Water Rat, though where the name comes in I cannot say. All I know is that it is most effect- ive and can be put in the drinking water. Though not a believer in endless expense there is nothing like having a good house. Do not pay for fancy work, but have one for use with plenty of room and ventilation and a sound roof. Really there are so many houses about which do not keep the stock dry, and the wind can almost blow through the wood, so how can these prove serviceable. Paint comes out all right and looks smart, but gas tar well boiled and put on hot looks well and lasts a long time and is much cheaper.
Taf Fechan Reservoir. I
Taf Fechan Reservoir. I PURCHASE OF CHURCH AND VICARAGE. At the last meeting of Mertnyr corporation, Coun. J. Harpur, J.P. (mayor) presiding, Taf Fechan (Reservoir Committee presented a report showing the progress of the work. A letter from Mr W. S. Miller stated that the solicitors for tfie vicar and churchwardens of Taf Fechan Church and Vicarage had informed him that his clients were prepared to accept the amount offered by the Corporation, viz., £ 5,500, subject to (a) the vicar and churchwardens to have the use of the church and school for two or three years, also a site of about one acre on Brynmawr farm land for church, vicarage and burying ground, and (b) that a sum of zC200 be allowed for costs. The committee recommended that the condit- ions, with the exception of the question of costs, be accepted, and that the chairman and Town Clerk deal with such question. The engineer's report showed that the average number of men employed was 59. The following report from the resident engineer, Mr F. V. Stiliingfleet, was read :—Retaining wall to roadway No. 1. The period of three months has now elapsed since your committee viewed the retaining wall to roadway No. 1, north of Pont- sticill 'Station, when you desired to receive a fur- ther report. No further alteration is noticeable in the wall, but, as you are aware, the engineers are of opinion that the two small buttresses should be built, and instructions to that effect .have been given, as they should be erected while work is still being done by the contractors close by. Inspection The month's notice to Inspec- tors D. W. Davies, G. Sheppard and A. Tomlin- son expired on the 31st ult., and the two former are not any longer engaged on these works. A. Tomlinson has not, so far, obtained work else- where, and, acting on the sanction of the com- mittee, I have employed him on various jobs which are required, outside the contract work, chiefly on the construction of the drainage works to the resident engineer's house. He is now work- ing at a weekly wage of 35/ and I propose to keep him as long as I can employ him profitably, The committee confirmed the action of the resi- dent engineer. The committee referred to the Town Clerk a let- ter from Mr T. W. Lewis, solicitor,with reference to the payment of the purchase money of the Bethlehem Chapel. It was resolved that the question of charging rent to Wm. Long, schoolmaster, for Car farm, be referrred to a sub-committee, consisting of Ald. John, Coun. Marsh, and the Mayor and Chair- man, with plenary powers. The Town Clerk was instructed to appeal for Mr S. R. Bate's (assistant engineer) exemption from military service. At a meeting on the 7th inst., Ald. N. F. Han- key presiding, a long letter was read from Sir Alex. Binnie, Son, and Deacon and Mr T. F. Harvey, engineers, which was marked without prejudice, with regard to the engineers' re- muneration, and the same was referred to a sub- committee. The Town Clerk reported that he had arranged for the completion of the purchases of Llangeren, Coedcar, Brynmawr, Ynysgeren, Car, Brynshac and Pentwynmawr farms, and that the solicitors to the vendors had provisionally agreed to reduc- tions of their legal charges in each instance. It was agreed that the Town Clerk and Borough Controller complete the purchases, and that the Town Clerk effect the best settlement possible re- garding the legal charges.—A letter was read from the local Government Board intimating that their inspector, Mr H. Shelford Bidwell, would attend at Merthyr on the 14th inst., for the pur- pose of considering the Corporation's application for sanction to raise further loans.—A return by the Borough Controller having been considered, it was resolved that application be made to the Local Government Board for sanction to the rais- ing of a further loan of £ 20,000 in addition to the loan of X15,000 already sanctioned. ■ i • —
Pte. Colwyn Briggs, the 1st Herefordshire re- giment (son of Mr and Mrs Charles Briggs, Pres- teign), ha-s just sent home to his parents an in- teresting souvenir which was instrumental in sav- ing his life while he was fighting in the Dar- danelles. The souvenir takes the shape of a penny and a purse which he had in his pocket. Briggs was hit by a bullet and the penny is bent up and furrowed by the marks of the impact, whilst the purse is cut up by the same force. The bullet appears to have struck the penny, to have gone through the purse, grazed Brigg'a stomach, and went out through his opposite pocket through a parcel of first-aid bandages he carried. His captain told him he had a narrow escape.
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War and Politics. I
War and Politics. I Two subjects were specially prominent last week —the discontent of the attested married men, or I rather the effort to make use of that disctontent in order to shake the stability of the Government, and the trade policy which this country should adopt after the war. The by-election at Market Harborough was supposed to be fought on the case of the married men. But the attitude of the Coalition candidate, Mr Percy Harris, towards the case bore considerable resemblance to that of his opponent, Mr Gibson Bowles. Mr Bowles's real platform appeared to be an appeal to any and every one who had any criticism to make against the Government. Mr Bowles is a born frondeur— every Government has always seemed to him to be in the WTOQg, and that not on one, but on almost every point. Such a temper is particularly dan- gerous in a great national crisis, when even an abnormally sagacious Government, weakly sup- ported, cannot be so useful as a very moderately sagacious Government loyally supported. Mr Runciman, who, as Mr Lloyd George announced in the House of Commons on Tuesday, will be the principal representative of the British Govern- ment at the Allies' Conference on economic sub- jects, has dealt, in an interview, with the Europ- ean problem of meeting the German design to es- tablish a German trade supremacy. Mr Hughes, the Australian Premier, in his speech at the City Carlton Club, dealt with the British Imperial problem of uniting the British Empire against German trade attacks. Mr Long on Tuesday, in the debate on the Army Vote for four million men, made a spirited reply to the charge against the Government of having deceived and betrayed the married men. The Government, he declared, never undertook that no married men would be called to the col- ours until every single man had been taken, and the married men's grievance would only be a real one if it could be shown that the Government were not doing their best to get the single men into the Army. Not only has the Government decided to cut down very largely the list of reserv- ed occupations, but it has also decided that in the case of a whole variety of occupations, men below a certain age are no longer to be exempt. Again, men who joined .these occupations after August 14th, 1915, are not to have the same position in regard to exemption as men in the works before that date. The task of going through the var- ious industries of the country—factories, mines, and munition- works—and ascertaining what men there might be available for military service is, Mr Long said, "being done with a small-tooth Comb." It has been resolved, too, that in the case of agriculture a still larger demand for mili- tary service can with justice be made on those engaged in that industry. Here is ample proof that the Government "are 'doing their best to get the single men into the Army." There is something singularly discreditable in the incitement addressed by a certain section to married men who have attested to revolt against the claim upon their services. The men who have been stirring up this trouble profess to have been the consistent advocates of vigorous prosecu- tion of the war, and they have, for the most part, beea violent conscriptionists. But they have set themselves, merely for the sake of embarrassing the Government, to aggravate some grievances and manufacture others, with the result, if not the deliberate intention, that the national task of pro- viding a steady stream of reinforcements without interfering with the production of munitions is in danger of being seriously hampered, and when these self-advertised "patriots" assure the mar- ried men that under universal conscription there would be no grievances about exemption, they are Tiaking a statement which they must know to be falss. Those bitter and reckless critics of the Govern- ment who have fastened on the grievances of the married men take the same kind of line on the great trade problem as they do on the recruiting problem. Let us have conscription, they ex- claim, make every ma-n a soldier, and let trade go hang—till after the war. When the war is over, let us have Protection, and we shall get back more than all our trade. These people, who be- lieve that the country oughtto be run by a series of passions and panics in the sensational Press, absolutely refuse to recognise any connection or interdependence between the different problems of government. They seem to believe that a nation can live on an exclusive diet of catch-words and war-cries. One day it is "an absolute blockade," and that aJone is to be sufficient to end the war I Another day it is conscription—which would be a ridiculous superfluity if they were right about the blockade. And now .they profess to believe that tariffs, which—according to one prominent Pro- tectionist organ, at any rate—would be directed against both our Allies and our Colonies, would unite both the Empire and all the European States of the Entente in a commercial league of defence.' Because the Government sees the necessity of the most careful consideration for reconciling the in- 1 "eats of the Entente, of our own natiQnal life, of the Dominions, it is denounced by the Protectionist Press for blindness to the existence of any problem at all. The Government is fully awake to the need of preparation against any at- tempt of Germany to renew the war, after mili- tary defeat, in a commercial guise. It is fully alive to the necessity of giving ample weight to the ideas and interests of our Dominions in any plan that may be concerted with our Allies. The real charge against the Government, in those quar- ters where it is attacked upon this head is simply that it will not say "tariffs" when "tariffs" may mean a hundred-and-one different things, and might mean something which would commend it- self neither to our Allies, our Dominions, or the grea.t body of people at home. In a paper on War Finance, read before the Royal Statistical Society, Sir George Paish de- clared that the financial strength of Great Brit- ain in 'war had proved to 'be much greater even than it was believed to be. If allowance is made for the increase in the country's stock of gold since war began, it is evident that the nation has suc- ceeded in meeting nearly the whole of its war ex- penditure out of its income without having needed to draw upon its accumulated capital to any ap- preciable extent. In Germany, where Dr. Hel- fferich, the Finance Minister, no longer talks of being able to run the war without new taxes or of recouping war expenses by indemnities from the conquered, a desperate appeal is being made for support to the Fourth War Loan. "This, the fourth war loan, may" be the last! That is the comfort and hope held out to the poorest, who are told that they can and must contribute. "Every- body can, and all should and must pay." Ger- many is realising every day more acutely that Great Britain's silver bullets are more effective weapons than her own poison gas and piratical submarines I
IBuilth Wesleyan S. School.
I Builth Wesleyan S. School. I SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINMENT. A successful tea and entertainment were held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom, Builth Wells, on Wednesday. The proceeds, quite up to the usual, were devoted to the Church funds. Tea-makers were Mrs Duggan, Mrs Catley, Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Davies, assisted by Miss M. 1. Morris, Mrs Jones, Mrs Egerton, Miss Sirrell and Miss Pel- low. About 100 sat down to tea, aifd Mr Duggan entertained the wounded soldiers, who, frem all appearances, enjoyed themselves splendidly. Rev. E. J. Pike (resident-minister) presided at the entertainment. Appended is the programme :—Pianoforte solo, Miss Dorothy Tulk; solo, "Come, aing to me," Miss Woosnam; solo, "Keep the home fires burn- ing," Rifleman Cross; recitation, "The Vigil," Miss Phyllis Jones; duet, Messrs. F. L. Morris and T. Jones; solo, "Veteran," Rifleman Cross; recitation, "My black dolly," Miss Enys Catley; solo, Master Ensor Duggan; recitation, "The Day," Mr F. L. Morris; solo, Miss Elsie Jenes; recitation, "The Optimist," Miss Frances Eger- ton; solo, "Tit for Tat," Miss Woosnam; chorus, "Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds," Miss Emily Mytton and party; dialogue, "The little scamp next door," Misses 1. M. Price and Elsie Jones, and Messrs. T. J. Catley and Tom Jones; and games. Miss I. 'M. Price (accompanist) and her several helpers are to be congratulated on their success. Every member of the Church worked hard, and were fully rewarded by the excellent financial re- sult.
PEE¡f$ INTO THE PAST.'I
PEE¡f$ INTO THE PAST. I GENESIS OF THE BRECON RAILWAYS. I In relation to the above subject, the following extracts from "The History of Kington," and of an earlier date than that mentioned in your recent article, may be of interest to your readers. In the year 1818, an Act of Parliament was passed for making a railway from the Hay rail- way, nea-r the village,of Eardisley, in the county of Hereford, through the parishes of Alniely, Lyonsha.11 and Kington to the lime-works at Bur- lingjob, near Old Radnor. The Royal assent was given on May 23, 1818. The Hay railway cbmmepces in the parish of St. Mary's. Brecon, and passes through Llanham- lach, Llanfibangel, Llangorse, Talgarth, Bron- liys, Aberllnnvey, Glasbury, Llanigon, Hay, Clifford, Whitney, in for etn, Willersley to Ear- disley, near the church, where it terminates. The Kington railway was opened on the 1st of May, 1820, and on that day a band preceded the tram carriages of coal, and, on their arrival in Kington, a quantity was given to the poor on the Upper Cross. The length of the Hay .road from Brecon is 251 miles, and the Kington road, from Eardisley to Radnor lime rocks, 12 miles. The cost of the Brecon road wds nearly £ 100,000, and Kington line of road, ;C23,000. On Monday, the 8th March, 1841, a new mach- ine made its appearance on the tram road. Two men started from Kington in a vehicle which they contrived to propel by means of cog wheels set in motion by a winch. They proceeded at the rate of six miles an hour and reached Brecon the same day, and returned to Hay about five o'clock on Tuesday with a ton of coal, but, leaving the machine near the gas house whilst they refreshed themselves, some boys began to meddle with the novel affair and managed to break one of the wheels, to the great disappointment of the men, who, instead of coming to Kington, which was their intention, that pight, only reached Eardisley by pushing the machine before them. A scientific gentleman has stated his conviction that a machine might be made capable of carrying pas- sengers and goods of every description. T. S.
! Crippled by Leg Ulcers.
Crippled by Leg Ulcers. ZAM-RUK MAKES LIMB SOUND AND HEALTHY. To 'be a pain-racked cripple for the rest of his days seemed likely to be the lot of Mr Ebenezer Clarke, an old-age pensioner living at Wagg Bridge, Huish Episcopi, Langport. Relating -his remarkable cure by Zam-Buk to a "Langport and Sornerton Herald" reporter, Mr Clarke said :—"Rather over two years ago, when working on the roads, a big stone fell on my right leg, bruising the shin and taking the skin off. I bathed the injury and bound it up. Inflammation set in; my leg became ulcerated and began to discharge. The pain shot right up the limb, which got so bad tha.t I feared the bone was dis- eased. I could not sleep at nights, and was pre- vented from doing tnv usual work. Poultices and several home-made. remedies failed to do good; in fact, my leg got steadily worse. "In this unhappy plight, I read in the news- paper about Zam-Buk's healing power, so my wife went and got a box for me. The very first dressings of Zam-Buk did my leg a lot of good, the stabbing pain went away, and the inflam- nation died down. My leg ceased to discharge, and soon began to heal., A few more applications of Zam-Buk completed the cure. My leg is now quite sound and healthy." Mr Clarke now keeps a box of Zam-Buk always handy. It will pay everybody else to do the same. There is nothing so good as Zam-Buk for skin sores and injuries.
Nonconformist Unity. REV. J. H. HHAXEapEARE'S PROPOSAL. The policy to be adopted by the National Free Church Council in carrying forward the proposals of the Rev. J. H. Shakespeare, M.A., for a United Free Church of England, says the "West- minster Gazette," will include an approach to the executive bodies of the denominations, as well as the inculcation of the idea of union into the minds of rank^pd-file Free Churchmen. Mr Shakespeare's proposal is first for the establish- ment of a United Board, to be composed of lead- ing representatives from the Free Churches, at which general guiding principles might be adopt- ed. As a corollary, he suggests local bodies form- ed from the Free Churches in the district, which should discuss matters pertinent to union in their own immediate locality. During his year of office he hopes to assist in creating the atmosphere for union by means of conferences throughout the country. So far as the beginning is concerned, Mr Shakespeare is satisfied, especially in view of important support that has been promised him privately on 'behalf of the scheme. We have re- ceived assurances that the proposals for a United Free Church of England are designed with one great object, viz., to strengthen the Free Church- es for their essential witness to the great ideals of the Christian religion. Neither numbers nor posi- tion have tempted Mr Shakespeare to undertake a campaign which only time and patience can bring to successful fruition. The Free- Churches are struggling to achieve a corporate expression of their substantial unity of aims and doctrine and to place in their proper relationship all that is ac- cidental to their real mission. Unexpressed in public but none the less effective is the desire for a- better understanding between themselves and the Established Church. If some bond of union could be found for the Free Churches the pros- pects of common work with the Anglican Church would be increased..
I Our portrait is of Mrs Cook, of 5, Justice Street, Aberdeen, who writes :— "I have been a great sufferer from Lumbago and Rheumatism for the last ten years. Some months ago I was bold by a Mr F. Butterfield what 'Clarke's Blood Mixture' had done for him, so I started with it, and had not finished one bottle before I was able to go about again. I have now had four 'bottles. I am 46. I cannot be too thankful that I ever started 'Clarke's Blood Mixture.' It is never out of the house, and if any of the children are ill I give them a short course of it. It gives them a good appetite for their food." ARE YOU ONE of the many who suffer from Rheumatism, or Lumbago, or Sciatica, or Gout, of Gouty Exzema, &c.? If so, don't waste time on outward applications, which can but give tem- porary relief. What you want is a medicine that will free the blood of the poisonous matter (excess Uric Acid) which alone is the true cause of all your suffering. Clarke's Blood Mixture is composed of ingredients which quickly expel from the blood all impurities from whatever cause aris- ing, and by rendering it clean and pure can be relied on as a Safe and lasting remedy. Clarke's lilood Mixture, CURES ALL SKIN & BLOOD DISEASBS. Of &H Chemists and Stores, 2/9 per bottle.
IS IT DEGRADING? I
IS IT DEGRADING? I WOMEN'S WORK ON THE LAND. I SCHOOLGIRL'S REMARKABLE ESSAY. I In connection with the question of women's work on the land, a prominent feature in our last week's issue, we have received a pamphlet re- cently reprinted from the Journal of the Board of Agriculture containing a prize essay by Miss E. H. Forbes (of the Girl's High School, Shrews- bury) entitled "A Schoolgirl's Appeal to the Wowen of England." It is of much interest just now and we take liberty of reproducing it. Night after night the big ships sail out into the starlit darkness, carrying men, and yet more men, away from the peaceful shores of Britain to the reddened fields of France, or the sandy beaches of Gallipoli. Cheerful and confident, the men go forth to battle for us, and we women are left at- home, face to face, many of us for the first time in our lives, with anxiety, sorrow, and dire need. Few men are left, and they are needed in the arsenals and munition factories, therefore on the women of the nation falls the burden of produc- ing the food supplies. No longer is it true that "men must work and women must weep"-all must put their shoulders to the wheel, and answer the country's call in this her hour of need. Now that the highways of the ocean are less safe than of yore, it is imperative that more food should be produced in the country itself, so that the Army, the Navy, the wounded, and, above all, the child- ren, who will be the future men and women of the Empire, may be adequately supplied. At a time when the nation is being called upon to bear a tremt-ndous strain morally, physically and finan- cially, it is of the utmost importance that the food supply should be well maintained. But how I can this be unless the women lend their help? Women of England 1 here lies your great oppor- tunity, which may not come again! For years you have claimed equal rights with men, show now that you are worthy of them, and can fill a man's place! In some mysterious, indefinable way the woman- I hood of the country has become impregnated with the idea that work on the land is degrading. Some think it beneath them, others that it is too stren- uous, and others that it detracts from their femin- ¡ inity. In France and other continental nations this it not so; in fact, there are but few coun- tries where women do so little outdoor work as in England. But who has felt the breatn ot tne clover-scented air blowing on his face, and has j watched the first pink flushes of dawn stealing across the sky, and still could think such work degrading? Who is there who has stood in the twilight, watching the stars come out in the quiet sky, and has not felt fully repaid for his day of toil? Oh if only women could see that there is noth- ing derogatory in field-work, that it need not detract from their womanliness in the slightest degree, they would hasten "out into the fields of God," and there among the husking of the corn, Where drowsy poppies nod, Where ill thoughts die and good are born," they would find comfort for their weary hearts, while the companionship of the fields and woods would ease the pain of waiting, and the dull ache of their sorrowful spirits. It is not, however, only the women themselves who are prejudiced against agricultural work, but the farmers, in many cases, refuse to employ fe- male labour, on the grounds that women are in- competent, and are not sufficiently strong. Both these objections may be reasonable enough, for many women have taken up farming for the sake of the novelty it offered, while others have at- tempted tasks far beyond their strength. Much work on farms, however, is particularly adapted to women. Milking, feeding and tending the animals, belong to their proper sphere, so do sow- ing planting, and all the lighter kinds of work in the fields. It is not advisable for them to under- take such a heavy job as ploughing, since in in- volves too great a physical strain. Most women would derive much benefit from the regular hours, good food and open-air life of a farm, and this would be not only for their benefit, but for the ultimate good of the race. Such tasks as fruit- picking, harvesting and all kinds of market-gar- dening are pre-eminently suited to women, while anyone with experience of horses can render un- told service by learning to use one of the many horse-drawn machines now used in farm labour. She would thus set free any available male lab- our for the more arduous tasks. Nevertheless, there are some women who are bound by home- ties, and cannot do farm-work or gardening, but they, too, can do their part. They can cultivate any small allotment or strip of ground they may own, and thus provide vegetables for the family. They may, perhaps, be able to keep a goat or two, and goat's milk is a valuable food they might keep rabbits, fowls or bees; and some might even venture on the ever-profitable pig AH can do their share, none are too weak or small to take their part in the maintenance of the nation's food-supply. And who shall say that in the consciousness of helping others, and in the quiet simple life live very close to nature, our anxious hearts shall not be lightened, and the bur- den of grief lifted from many a laden soul. so that we shall look forward in calm confidence to the time when victory shall crown our efforts, and peace once more reign on the earth?
I Duck Shooting in India.
I Duck Shooting in India. I SPORT WITH THE BRECRNOCKS. The "Times of India" for January 26th con- tains an interesting report with numerous photo- graphs of a duck shoot at Depalpur. "Two or three weeks ago," we are-told ,"the Hon. Mr O. V. Bosanquet, C.S.I., C.I.E., the Agent to the Governor-General in Central India, gave a shoot at the Depalpur Tank. The guests included His Highness the Raja of Dhar, Lord Glannsk, Messrs Lennox Russell, Hon. A. Bailey, Davis, Cox, Jelf, Starkey, Gardner, Brown, and Woosnam; Colonels Stokes, Roberts, Vanrenen and Beville, Majors Luard, Smith, Thomas, Williams and Dube besides other officers from Mhow. The shoot began at 11 a.m., and ended at about 3 p.m. The number of birds shot was 455, the high- est bags being 35 and 30 by Mr Woosnam and His Highness the Raja of Dhar respectively. The guests left at about 5 p.m., after a most en- joyable day. The report is accompanied by sev- eral excellent photographs including one of some of the Territorials of the Brecknocks who assisted in the shoot, and in which we can recognise Sergt. Jeff Price and Pte. Stanley Bird of Brecon.
I National Children's Home…
I National Children's Home I I HELP THE ORPHANS. I I Arrangements have been made for a house-to- house collection in Brecon during next week on be- half of the work of the National Children's Home and Orphanage. This Home was founded 46 years ago by Dr. T. Bowman Stephenson. It be- gan with the rescue of two boys, and it has grown to be one of the largest child-saving institutions in the country. While its primary purpose is the saving and training of destitute children, provision is also made for those who are orphaned, crip- pled aifd otherwise afflicted. The children are received irrespective of creed or locality, need be- ing the determining factor in respect of their ad- mission. The Home has received motherless children of soldiers, who have been called to the front, children of Belgian Refugees, and the orphans of soldiers and sailors who have fallen in the service of their country. Applications for the admission of such children are being received daily, and the committee is anxious to help to the usmost these bereft little ones. The erection of a sanatorium at Harpenden, a. recent development of the work, has already pro- ved of incalculable benefit to a number of child- ren threatened with consumption. The Principal, Rev. W. Hodson Smith, will be pleased to supply reports and particulars to any friends making application to him at the chief offices, 104-122, City Road, London, E.C., or Mr J. Thomas, 13, Lion Street, Brecon, who is the lofcal honorary secretary, will also \be pleased to give information respecting the work of the Home, and also to welcome such assistance as friends may be able to give. 300 children have been ad- mitted inta the if?z-e from Wales and Monmouth- sb ire.. 624
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War and Bread. I Owing to the shortage of labour, bakers are finding considerable difficulty in supplying hread to their customers. It is, therefore, recommended that house-wives do their own baking as in the good old days of practical economy. The fol- lowing recipe will give the most satisfactory re- sult :-To every pound of flour add two teaspoon- fuls of Borwick's baking powder with a little salt, and thoroughly mix while in a dry state; then pour on gradually about half a pint of cold water, or milk and water, mixing quickly but thoroughly into a dough .f the usual consistence, taking eare not to knead it-more than is necessary to mix it perfectly; make it into small loaves, which must be immediately put into a quick even.
Big cars eat up your income. It takes power to move and carry weight. The Ford Vana- dium Steel Chassis—strongest yet lightest in the world—re- I duces fuel consumption and tyre wear to a minimum. Its simplicity, light weight and economy have made the Ford the Universal Car. I ￼ i Runabouts £ 125. Five-passenger Tour- ing Car R136. Town Cai £ 185. 20 h.p. efficiently equipped. All Prices at Works, Manchester. Full particulars from— v ) ￼ HIGH & SONS, 1 .r; I RICH &; SONS, I 28, BRECON. I Motor Engineers, Ltd. Tel. 23, 'to BRECON. Brbcon Agents—Mr W. H. ^aS* -Pr°bert> Cilwhybart; Mr Howell PoweU, 8 Castle Street; \??jj????/ Mr H. E J. Rich, 41, Watton; Mr W. Williams, 6, Bulwark; Mr ^W. Lewis Pritchard, Harddfan. Fire, Consequential Loss Following Fire. All Sickness and Accidents. Burglary. Motor Car, Plate Glass, Workmen's Compensation, Boiler Explosion, etc. etc. brsee —— TEETH TEETH' P AINLESSL Y of the best materialØ EXTRACTED made under per- by Patent Process. S j sonal supervision- Bad Teeth are not only very unsightly, but extremely unhealthy. J. WARD gives his personal attention to all Dental matters. Advice Free. Artificial Teeth, perfect in colour and shape; mounted on Gold, Platina, Vulcanite, etc. Fillings with any material. Old plates remodelled. Children's Teeth need careful watching. Let J. WARD offer you advioe. Charges Moderate. Full particulars given on first visit. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED- J. WARD, M.P.S., 8, High St., BUILTH WELLS, To preserve Teeth, use J. WARD'S Antiseptic Formaline and Mint Tooth Paste, large tubes, 71d-, by post, 8Jd. b7 NO PRELIMINARY FEES. jyOHEY LENT pRIVATELY In large or small Sums (not less than t 10), ON BORROWER'S OWN PROMISSORY NOTE. ESTABLISHED 46 YEARS, And now Lending UPWARDS OF L80,000 ANNUALLY. Prospectuses, Terms for Advances, or any information desired, will be supplied, freo of charge, on application either personally or by letter to GEORGE pAYNE & SOlS, 7, KING STREET, HEREFORD; or 5, TOWN WALLS, SHREWSBURY. Established 1870.
Over 300 dog-exemptions for farmers and shep- herds were granted at CrickhoweH'a last petty I sessions. LOANS. YIIO TO £100 LENT on n 01. b to Tradeemen, FO mers, Business-men, and others, worthy of cedt I with or without sureties or securities. (BuslJ1 completed immediately without any delay). po payments arranged to suit applicants convenient j 9100 TO £ 1000^^2 to buy the houses they occupy or other propel' Loans also made upon property already in pos- ion of applicants, existing mortgages paid off sio more money advanced if required. Interest fro 41 to 5 per cent. per annum, on all mortgages | j Apply, J. L. CUNNINGHAM, 19, Glebeland Street, ￼ br476 Tel. 70. Merthyr r h_ LONDON & PROVINCES DISCOUNT Co., Ltd- Immediate Cash Advances. &10 to al, OW are privately completed at 24 hours' notice on your simple promise to pay without preliminary fees. Call or write to the Uanager, w. SnrnT^ti Stokoe Oroft, Bristol, or to 101, East Street* .Hereford. gggp 5% LOANS. If you have a private income or tie ?tt?? money or property under a. Will of emeøt can arrange for yom a Cash Advance at 6va pe cent. per ?nmua, aDd Princi* can rema?* ? standing over a number ef years. NOTE OF HAND LOUS (without any other 13ecurity) also advajaoe^. very moderate rates extended over long or periods. No charge unless busiams done. Apply CHARLES STEVENS, Lid. (Tat. 467), Hayes, Building, CARI>1^ NOTE.-We shall be pleased to advise YOO of all cost. No expense of any descaiption business done.