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New Pensions & Allowances. MILLIONS MORE A YEAR FOR DISABLED MEN. THE TOTAL COST. An improved scale of pensions for disabled sailors and soldiers and for the widows, children and other de- pendants was recently announced. These have been embodied in a Royal Warrant, the draft of which was issued last week. It comes into force on April 1st. Persona whose -claims to pensions or gratuities have been dealt with under previous war- rants may, if the terms of the present one are more beneficial to them, come under it retrospectively. The warrant provided that the soldier should receive a. minimum pension, according to his rank and degree of disablement, with allowances to hi& children. If this pension is insufficient to enable him to live ap- proximately according to his previous standard, he may be given an alternative pension based on his pre-war earnings, but not exceeding £3 15s a week. Generally the pension to a widow will be half that which, with children's allowances, would have been awarded to her husband if alive and totally disabled. An inducement is offered to widows to train for em- ployment. Temporary pensions are provided for un- married wives, and provision is made for the support -of motherless and illegitimate children. Parents, are to be assisted by pensions within the limits of pre- war dependent, e Maximum Cost. The a.?tuTi? tLport by Sir Alfred W. W&tson, F.I.A., upon the finance of the scheme estimates that the I maximum annual charge, to arise in 1918-19 (or the fol- I lowing year should the war be prolonged), will be £ 25,000,000, made up a.s foB<)ws_: £ I Disabled men 14,100,000 Widows and orphan. 8,200,000 Other dept:ndants. 2,700,000 1 He estimates that in the next year the charge will be reduced to il-3,000,000, and that in future years the cost will gradually diminish, as pensions terminate by death and by re-marriage of widows and as children pass beyond the age limits. The est.imated capital value of the liability on a 4 per cent. basis Ofree of income-tax) is- Db ablffi mn. 225,000,000 Widows and orphans 121,000,000 Other dependents. 50,000,000 I £ 396,000,000 1 This is the sum which, being invested at the present time, would suffice with its interest to meet the charges as from the beginning of the war and would be exhausted with the payment of the last pension. It is estimated, very approximately, that the new represent an increase of liability over that of the present system of M,500,000 a. year at the maximum, or an additional capital value of E130,000,000
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Cefn-Coed Soldier. ANOTHER ESCAPADE. William Evans (23), a discharged soldier, who ha.s created considerable excitement in the village of Cefn Coed as the result of his escapades—he having escape on two occasions from the Merthyr Workhouse Infirm- the l(?c,-Ll pol ice, ary .wh?re he had been conveyed by the local police, was early on Friday taken into custody at CwnrtatV, where he was discovered by the police in an unoccupied house. He had, it appeared, lit a fire in the parlour, and had carried in enough sticks to keep it burning for two or three days. He had no food with him, and stated that he had been without any all day. His parents, it is alleged, as a result of his conduct, have left their home and are now living with neigh- bours. Evans was charged in the afternoon at Penderyn court with vagrancy. Richard Edgar Prothero, of CwmtafF, said that seeing smoke issuing from the chimney of the Llysiog-Uchaf Farm, which had been unoccupied for some months, he went to the window and in the front room saw Evans lying onme ferns in front of a large fire. Prisoner was singing "Who killed cock robin." (Laughter). When he saw witness he rose and closed the shutters so that he could not look into the room. In reply to the chairman (Dr. Llewellyn Jones) pris- oner said that he had been living in Well Street, but he went from the farm to Cwmtaff as the people were not willing for him to stay in Well Street. Evans was sent to prison for 14 days with hard I labour.
Presteign School Cases. WENT u TO THE PICTURES. U'n- I ?- At I'resteign pewy sessions, ueiore 1\'U nravmore Green-Price (chairman), Hon. F. Clegg Hill, Mr J. H. Wale, and Mr O. Preece, Henry Booth, Harper Street, Presteign, was summoned for not sending his child Fanny, to school. Mr Price, schoo) attendance officer, stated that al- though the school had been opened 113 times, the child had not made a single attendance. The parents had stated that she was ill and therefore unable to attend, but he produced a certificate from Dr. Lower, dated the 6th February, stating that although he had at- tended the child for influenza, she was then able to at- tend school. An order for attendance was made and the defendant fined in costs 2/6. John Burgess, Harper Street, Presteign, was sum- moned for not sending Selina Burgess, aged 11 years to school. Irs Burgess said the child had been suffering from an affection of the skin and had not been fit to attend I school. The Attendance Officer stated that out of 126 times on which the school had tteen opened the child had not attended once. The Attendance Officer: She goes to the pictures every week! Mrs Burgess: If she does, she does not cost you anything. the Attendant e Officer: If she, goes to the pictures die is well enough to go to school. An order was made for attendance without costs.
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Talgarth Man's Death. I PRIVATE W. F. D. WILLIAMS, only son of Mrs Williams, grocer, High Street, Talgarth, whose death, in France, was announced in our issue of last week. ———————————————————————-—————————-——————————————————— )
WANTED. i i LESS TALK AND MORE WURKJ "At the time of the Boer War,' writer reminds us, "one of our poets invented the plirasu 'Killing Krugtr with your mouth.' How many men have used no other weapon but words it-aitist the German s-tti lking instead of fighting or working! Some have not been able to fight—though they wanted • to--have not even seen quite clearly how to work for the Nation. t.h;att the National Service scheme is before the country the last excuse has gone. "Here is the scheme," says Mr Neville Chamberlain; "there is no other. Let us resolve with one accord to make it work, and it will work." Here is what is needed—come and do it. There is no time to criticise; there is no time to talk it over. The critical period in the great war has been rea.ched-decis-ve events are taking place. There is a real danger in thinking you have done your duty because you have considered doing it. In the same way people exhaust feeling without corresponding action. They suffer deeply at seeing a horse down on a slippery road, while a man of less sensibility jumps in, cuts the harness and gets the horse to its feet again. The difficultie-s in the way of volunteering to place your services at the disposal of tile State may be very great. But ask yourself what the idfficulties would be if Germany were victorious! The greatest difficulty, perhaps, is not to see your duty, but to have the resolution to act. Men in a weak way wait for compulsion. Compulsory service will not be easier for the individual but harder. Resolution is difficult because realisation is difficult. It is easier to understand that your neighbour had to fight than that you have to work. The production of food, the building of ships, the manufacture of war materials—that has always been done for you. You have not been idle. You have been doing such other work as a civilised community de- mands. Why should you upset your life now? Well civilisation has been upset by the war. We have got to deal with essential things now. The men who were doing them have gone to the front. If it is not. your duty to take their place, whose duty is it? Everyone between the ages of 18 and 61 is asked to volunteer. Unle-ss you are under 18 or over 60 there is nothing to talk over or think about; there is some- thing to be done, whether you are a labourer, an ar- tisan, a clerk, an employer or a man of leisure, what- ever may be your duties or station in life. Can you afford to give up what you are doing? Is not what you are doing as important as any other occupa- tion? Are, you fit to do the work that is needed? Obviously all men cannot he taken even for essential work, or the whole life of the country would come to a standstill—why should you be the one to come forward ? These questions might very well keep you in a state of indecision, not for a day or a week or a month—but until the war was over—decided one way or another. Put it in this way to yourself and the matter is set- tied-if my neighbour can lay down his life for the country, I can work for it." No man will be asked to change his present work unless he can do something else of more importance. You may not be wanted to do anything except to place your services at the disposal of the State. That you are wanted to do—not at some future date, but at once. The man whose place you may be needed to take has already gone to the war. His substitute must be found quickly. Here is the solemn warning Mr Lloyd George has given: "The Germans have threatened to sink every merchant ship and every passenger ship at sight; to drown their sailors, the gallant messengers of' plenty in this land. "What is our duty? Our duty is to build ships to protect them. Our duty is to build ships to help them. Our duty is to develop the resources of the country, food, raw materials and manufactures, so as to de- monis.trate to Germany the futility of murder on the high seas. "That is the only thing they will understand, and we can do it. "But the nation must be organised to do it. "Let each man do what he can, and not always be trying to get something he cannot. "Whatever the State thinks you can best do to save the life of the nation, to save the great interests that depend on the life of the nation, do it." Where will you read. this message to you from the Prime Minister? Perhaps sitting at your Itr.Mi, or over the fire at night, perhaps travelling to or from your work in a train. "All that is quite true," you will say. I would oertainlv like to strike a blow at the Germans myself And after a time the paper will drop from your hands, your thoughts will go back to yonr own affairs, your own very pressing and urgent affairs. YQU may even go to sleep—you may forget. Meanwhile the Germans are not asleep—nor the men on duty in the trenches or keeping watch on the seas. They are not forgetting. Tear this out of your paper, put it in your pocket and keep it till you have been to the Post Office-till you have signed the form offering your service, till you have placed your time frankly at the disposal of the State. Stato. I will devour the diffi('ies," said "Dimculties? I will devour the dim<-<dt-ies, said Saint Simon charged his valet to say to him each morning, "Remember you have important work to do to-day." That is this paper's message to you.
B. and M. I ANNUAL MEETING. J The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway was held last week at Palmerston House, London. Mr W. B. Haw- kins, chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and accounts, said that the figures for the year 1916 were similar to those for the year 1915. Parliamentary Bills had been promoted by the Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council and the Caerphilly Urban Dis- trict Council, chiefly for the purpose of running omni- buses in the districts served by the company, and pe- titions had already been lodged against them. The serious landslide at New Tredegar, in the Rhymney Valley, had cost the Company some £3,600 to December, 1916. The report and dividends were carried. The chairman, replying to a shareholder, said the Powell Duffryn Company contemplated sinking operations in the Deri Valley, but nothing would be done until the war was over. Retiring directors w-Te re-elected.
Taking the Last Man.* 1 Agriculture and Labour. RHAYADER WAR AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE'S I VIEWS. A meeting of the Executive Committee wa.s held at ¡ Rhayader on Wednesday, Mr G. Picton Careless in the chair. A letter was read from the County War Committee, suggesting the holding of a public meeting with re- gard to the proposed increased cultivation of land in the district, but it was decided to take no action in the matter, it being considered farmers were too busy at the present time to attend meetings). It was decided to write to the County Executive Committee, urging them to bring to the notice of the authorities the vital importance to local agriculture, in view of the admitted shortage of home-grown food, of taking the last man otf a farm, who obviously must be absolutely indispensable to the farmer. It was pointed out by several speakers that it was hopeless to try to maintain the food production of the farm if the authorities took, as they have recently done, the last man off large farms.
Indigestion and Dyspepsia. CORRECT NAME OF THE PRODUCT PRESCRIBED BY LEADING SPECIALIST NOW ASCERTAINED. Although so much hu..i been said• and written concerning the new treatment for indigestion amd dyspepsi,a-the treatment which was originally employed by a, specialist in his private practice, a.nd proved so successful as to warrant its adop- tion by hospitals throughout the country—there are still a large number of sufferers who laire doubtful as to the name and nature of the pre- paration which is giving such wonderful results. We .are therefore glad to be in a position to state definitely that the product employed is an antacid known to physicians and chemists las bisurated magnesia., said the quantity usually .advised in the treatment of most forms of stomach trouble is h-adi a tea spoonful in a little warm or cold water immediately after meals. This instantly neu- tralises the, acid, which is the underlying caiire of aLl the trouble, and .vt the same time it soothes and heals the inflamed stomach, and thus quickly effects a radical cure. Readers who are subject to attacks of digestive or stomach trouble will bte glad to learm tha.t Charles and G-witllim (Ila,toe H. E. ChaiCes). Medical Haul, Brecon; T. A. Coltman, Builth Wells; and W. W. Johnson, High Street, Ll'idrindod Wells: now have the genuine bi rated magnesia- in stock. It is supplied in seo.ed bottles at 3/- per bottle, a.nd a>s each bottle contains sufficient for six weeks' continuous treat- ment it will be seen that the remedy is by no means expensive. Moreover, every battle is ac- companied by ia, coupon, which guarantees satis- faction or money back, so that a trial costs noth- ing unless, bis-urated magnesia reaily does you good.
Distressing Story. I PONTSTICILL INQUEST. A distressing story wa& told at an inquest held by Dr. W. R. Jones at Pontsticill on Thursday on Lewis Powell (40), a quarryman, at the Old Smithy, whose body was found on the previous Wednesday morning. The widow, the mother of six small children, said that her husband was quite cheerful when he left for work on Tuesday, but as he did not return at night she be- came uneasy, and search was made. He had at- tempted to commit, suicide some three years ago. Mr E. Ingram, of Vaynor, described finding the body. The man ha.d apparently tied a piece of cord around the branch of a tree about seven feet from the around and fastened the otlkr end in a noose around his neck. The cord had snapped, and the body lay on the ground. The coroner described the case as most distressing. The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide by strangula- tion," and expressed their sympathy with the widow and family.
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I FROM THE FOWL RUN. BY "ROOSTER." Among the light breeds are many very useful varie- ties which have been kcpt for year. just for egg pro- duction. One would not take up the Leghorn or the Hamburgh for table stock, because they are so small in body, but till many thousands are bred each year for intensive work, which is egg laying only. It may be taken that all the light breeds lay a white egg, and, though this is a drawback, still an egg of any colour counts one just now, and is very valuable. It is not the biggest man which does most work, neither is it the biggest hen which lays most eggs, for the smallest birds are IIsnally the most active, and cer- tainly the most prolific. There is an advantage in taking up one of the-light breeds, because they eat much less food, and, conse- quently. are more economical to keep. A Leghorn will do well on four ounces of food per day, whereas some of the heavy breeds require six before they appear satisfied. With food-stuffs at such big prices, natural- ly there must be care in its use. If one fowl will lay equally well on one third less food, there need be no question as to which is the bird to keep. Unfortu- nately, the lighter breeds are more summer layers than winter workers, hence many men who keep a big flock will have half of each, so that the egg yield can be pretty even all the year through. Still, this is a mat- ter for every poultry breeder, and there is no reason why a man should not keep all Leghorns if he feels inclined, and yet get a fair amount of eggs, even in the winter time. 'j: Most prominent among the light breeds is the Leghorn. Of course, its origin would make it more of a warm weather fowl, though it has been bred in this country for so long that it should have become harden- ed. Those birds do best when kept on the intensive plan, where they can receive a great deal of protection from the wind and be perfectly dry. Although a very active bini, they stand confinement well, and will be quite content in a small house with five or six to- gether, and. equally so. when kept in flocks of fifty. Being H) light in body, and yet with strong wings, i they fly easily over a six-foot fence, and, when out on a free range, tliey will get up almost equal to a pheas- ant. Of this family the white is the best known, because they have won so many competitions in laying. This has been the result of breeding and carefully lect- ing the most likely when mating up a breeding pen. To make sure it is best to trap-nest the run, then you can easily record how many eggs each bird lays, and need only breed from those which have been proved laYtr. it will be found that the best birds are the amaU one. and, when once the idea is followed and note taken of those which produce the most eggs, it is quite easy at any time to pick out those ushlch will lay the best, just merely from looking at them. The big-bodied white, seen on the exhibition bench, will not be much use. for production, and, if eggs are needed, then this sort must be left alone. Have all the pullets with sharp heads, keen eye, and face free from wrinkles, with a narrow chest but wide back, so that the egj; organs are not cramped in any way. These narrow birds, finely drawn behind, which are the same width all through, will not lay many eggs, and then not so soon as the wide ones, Among the other colours, the black and brown are both good, and will fill the egg basket as easily as the white. The black is a, very pretty fowl, and, when out on a grass run with the sun shining, they look hand- some. If a good strain of these be selected, there is no reason why they should not keep pace with the white. They stand confinement equally well, and are small eaters, so can be kept if the white shows too much dirt. Those who want more colour must try the brown, for- it is one of the most brilliant coloured fowls we have. The cock is a picture, for his jaunty car- riage and nice flow of tail make him worthy of notice, while his colouring and contrasts are more striking than anything seen in the self colours. Most of these wit) lay well, and, if you get on the right strain, they can keep pace wtih either the white or black. On a grass run they are. a picture, and nothing looks so ¡,r,.tty \\ith the briliant colours on the green grass.
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