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Rhayader Entertainment. CHILDREN'S PKKFORMANCC. A delightful entertainment was given in Bethany Hall, Rhayader, on the 28th ult., by the children of the C.M. Hand of Rope, under the leadership of Mrs Jackson. The. entertainment was preceded by a tea, kindly pro- vided by Mrs Evan Morgan, the Gables assisted by Mr Evan Jones, Pantydwr, as in former years. Don- ations from well-wisher.* of our little ones were given by Mrs Rd. Morgan, Mrs B. P. Lewis, Mr Richard Hughes, C.C., Mrs R. D. Ryder, Mrs E. Worthing, 5Irs Hacon. Mrs J. Jonas. Mis- M. Morgan. Mrs Alban .Tone's, Mrs R. Worthing, Mrs R. Price, Mrs W. T. Daws., Miss Andrew*, Miss Powles, Miss G. Price and Mrs E. Lloyd, and thereby presents were given to each child. The programme consist. <1 of -volos, action-songs, duets, recitations and sketches. Solo were rendered by Misses Maria Jones, M. Ilughe.s, Doris .Taek.son, Blori- wen Worthing, Winnie Bacon and Evelyn Davies, and Rd. Williams;, pianoforte .oio. Miss Ethel Worthing: recitations, Dick Morgan, Tommy Hughes, R. L. Ryder, Edgar Ryder, Percy Hughes, Basil Hughes, Jack Price, Kenneth Price, Jim Price, John Price. Trevor Davies, Willie Donald, Peggy Davies, Winnie Bacon, Miss Bar- hara. Donald, Blodwen Worthing. Evelyn Davies, K. Powell, ilegan Worthing, Grade Williams, Lily Wil- liams. Jennie Denald and Aileen Jones; "Darby and Joan," in character. Alec Bacon and MeRan Worthing; ..sketches. "The House-wife." 'Rd. Williams and John Price, and "The Green-Gate." James Pric-\«iob Donald, Gerald Morgan, R. Williams and John Price: action songs, "Tommy Atkins" (boys), "The New Baby" (girls), "The Flag Drill" (girls). "Teddy Bear" (little girls), and "The llnv Scouts"; quartettes by Doris Jackson, Blodwen Worthing, W. Bacon and Louie Wehb (in character), "I'nder the same o!d flag." by four Scouts. G. Morgan. R. Williams, R .Donald and J. Price; and trio, Mr Kin?ey Morgan, Mi-> M. Jones and May trio, Afr Kinsey Ilorgaii, I Jones and .Nla?- The chair was ably taken by Mr R. Hughes, C.C., who always supports these efforts of the children, and emphasised the value of bringing out the talent of the young. The pastor. Rev. F. Jackson, proposed an omnibus resolution of thanks to all concerned, which was received with acclamation. "Gcd save the King" closed the proceedings.
XOH! DEAR DOCTOR! ￼ ?? STOP ONE MOMENT. y? ?? MUST MY DARLING DIE? x THERE IS VERY LITTLE HOPE, BUT TRY TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY. WHAT IS IT? TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY la an essence of the purest and most efficacious herbs, gathered on the Welsh hills and valleys in the proper season, when their virtues are in full perfection, and combined with pure Welsh Honey. All the ingredients are perfectly pure. WHAT IT DOES? TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY Cdrea Coughs, Coldd, Bronchitis, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup, and all disorders of the Throat, Cheat, and Lungs. Wonderful Cure for Children's Coughs after Measles. It is invaluable to weak-cheated men, delicate women and children. It succeeds where all other re- medies fail. Sold by all Chemists and Stores at 1/3, 8/ and 5/- bottles. Sample bottles sent by post for 1/3, 3/- and 5/ Great savings by purchasing larger 8 ze bottle. WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR OTHERS! A Stipendary and Magistrate in the County of Glamor- gan remarks:- "I feel it my duty to inform you that I have been using your Tudor Williams' Balsam of Honey in any family, which is a large one, for many years, and have proved its great value, having used nothing else for Cough during Measles, Whooping Cough, and Bronchitis, and can highly recommend it to all parents for such complaints. YOU NEED NOT SUFFER! Disease Is a sin, inasmuch that If you act rightly, at the right time, it can, to a great extent, be avoided. Here is the preventative. The first moment you 6tart with sore throat, take a dose of TUDOR WILLIAMS9 PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY. It has saved thousands! It will save you. It Is pre- pared by a fully qualified chemist, and is, by virtue of its composition, eminently adapted for all casee of Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, etc.; it exercises a distinct influence upon the mucous lining of the throat, windpipe, and small air vessels, so that nothing but warmed pure air passes into the lungs. THE CHILDREN LIKE IT. It's the product of the Honeycomb chemically treated to get the beat results. THEY ASK FOR IT! So different from Most Medicines. Nice to take. Cures Quickly. For vocalists and public speakers it has no equal. It makes the voice as clear as a bell. Bo not deceived. The popularity of Tudor Williams' Patent Balsam of Honey has resulted in many Imitations being placed on the market. When buying, therefore, see that the name TUDOR WILLIAMS is on each bottle, and refuse any preparation advanced as being "Just as good or "A little cheaper." Insist on Tudor Williams' BALSAM OF HONEY. Manufacturer: D. TUDOR WILLIAMS, MEDICAL HALL, ABERDARE. LOCAT. AGENTS Messrs. W. Tudor, Charles and Gwlllim, J. C. B. Morris. Chemista, Brecon; 0. M. Perkins, Chemist, Knighton; T. A. Coltman, Chemist, Builth Wells: D. I. Williams, Chemist, Llanwrtyd Wells; W. Thomas, Chemist, Talgorth. bl(J5/19/30-4,18
Brecon, v March 5th, 1018. My dear nephews and nietV'S,—I intend publishing the result of our February competition in next issue, and also hope to announce a new subject for March. I give below the detailed marks, &c., of the 9th to 13th competitors in our January competition. With very best and kindest wishes! Your affectionate UNCLE TOM. i
INDUSTRIES OF BRECON AND RADNOR. EXAMINER'S COMMENTS. Highly Commended. I 9th, Miss Gertie Bamford, Ffynnon-gynydd School, Glasbur.v-on-Wye.—Intelligence, 66 out of 70; writing, 6 out of 10: spelling, 8 cut of 10; and English, 5 out of 10; total, 1\5 out of 100. Writing needs considerable at- tention, and so (loc-, English. Intelligence reached a very high standard, and was most comprehensive in treatment. The word, "timber-felling," was not written correctly. 10th, Lena Jones, Council School, Liannllo.- Spelling, 8: writing, 7: intelligence. 61: English, 8: to- tal, 84. Woollen was written wrongly, and thus Lena. lost 2 marks. Writing was good, and intelligence, well above the average. English w; very good. 11th, Miss Phyllis Hinksman, Ftynnon-eynydd" School. Glasbury-on-Wyc.—Writing, 7; English, 5; spelling, 8; intelligence. Chi: total, 8;i. There was one .spelling error, "timber-felling." English was. only of average merit. Phyllis indulged in too frequently repeated phra.sps and words, and was not too careful iu the construction of lnr sentences. Writing was good, and intelligence very good. 12th, Master Frank Leslie Davies, Fairfield, Park Road, Builth Welk-Writing, 7: spelling, 6: English, 8: ar.d intelligence. CO; total. 81. The words, "coun- ties," "especially" and "woollens." were wrongly writ- ten. and Frank thus Ic,t 4 marks for spelling. His writ- ing was good and English, very good. Intelligence was of more than average merit, but his treatment or know- ledge of the counties' industries wa too limited. lth, Master S. I.ane. Fynnon-gynydd School. Glas- bur.v-on-Wye.—Intelligence, 64: English, 5; spelling, 6; writing, 5; total, 80. Spelling was. weak, three words being written wrongly, viz., anthracite, government and Penwyllt. Intelligence was very good, and writing, of average merit. English need* careful attention. es- pecially in detail, punctuation, .sentence-forming, &c.
A LONCWAY TO TIPPERARY." BUT THE WONDERFUL MERITS OF BAIvER'S BACKACHE PELLETS ARE KNOWN THERE. All over 'the United Kingdom, Baker's Back- ache Pellets are becoming widely known as a remedy to be relied upon. An Irishman at Cloughjordan. Co. Tipperarv, suffered continual agonies from excruciating pains in the back, due to kidney trouble. Ho tried various remedies, bu t obtraillcd. no relief, and almost despaired of recovering his former health. At last he bought a. 1/3 box of Baker's Backache Pellets. The effect was astonishing. After the first dose the pa.in began to shift, and he now writes "Baker's Backache Pellets a.re the very best medicine I have evor had." There is no doubt that Baker's Backache Pellets 'are a positive cure for Backache, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sciatica, Gravel. Dizziness, and all Kidney troubles. Mr H. B. Horsfall, of 155, Locking Road, Weston-super-mare, writes "I had mus- cular 'rheumatism in my back for five mont.hs, but Baker's Backache Pellets moved it when everything else failed." Get a box to-day. Price 1/3, of all chemists, or post free in plain wrapper direct from Baker's Medicine Co., Ltd.. 1, Southampton Row. London, W.C. 1.
I Our portrait is of Mra 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 told 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 hefore 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 attack, overcome and expel the impurities and by render- ing the blood clean and pure can be relied on as a safe and lasting remedy. See that you get Clarke's Blood Mixture "EVERYBODY'S BLOOD PURIFIER." Of all Chemists and Stores, 2/9 per Bottle. TWO | ?'?? L00K *'? !s????????/ THIS MARK ????????' IT APPEARS ON ALL GENUINE BSA BICYCLES Latest Catalogue post free. The Birmingham Small Arms Co. Ltd., 5, Small Heath, Birmingham.
CYCLING. I Gladstone on Cycling. I The late W. E. Gladstone was always a beHcver in the open-air life, and I am indebted to the "IrÜh Cv('1it" for a very interesting extract from an inter- dt'w with him, in which he published his view." on the value of cycling to the community. "I have noticed," he said, "with real and unfeigned pleasure the rapid growth of cycling in this country, for not only does it afford to many to whom it would be otherwise unobtain- able a healthy and pleasurable form of exercise, but it also enables them to derive all thn.se advantages of travel which, previous to the advent of cycling, were out of their reach. It provide.* them with the opportunity— I am now speaking of those in business during; the week—of leaving behind them the town,- and thickly- populated localities in which they carryon their work, and rapidly passing into the fresh. clear air of the country, with all its verdure, all its brightness, all its enjoyability. And it is far more profitable than the luxurious railway journey from the city to "ome definite point alolg some unalterable route ever which the traveller is whirled, with no time for observation and no opportunity of exainiiiiiig itie tliroiigii which he is carried. In cycling he ha.- abundant opportunity for htudyins all things cf interest in the country which he traverses, it. natural features, its characteristic-. its ¡ curiosities. At each halting-place, when lIe arrives, he ca>i lind time to enter into conversation with those around him. Each expedition thus becomes an in- structive and educating voyage of discovery, revealing to the cyclist and making him intimate with the nature, the claims, the wonders, and the peculiarities of the country in which he lives, pleasures which, in an equal extent, are denied to all other tourists." And Its Health Benefits. I "Of the bedih good derived," continued the great political leader, "from so manly and healthy a form of exercise, of the blessing it bestows, helping to main- tain a sound mind in a ,s-ound body, by the relaxation from the desk or counter, of the recreation in the open- ¡ air. of the energy it calls intQ play, I need hardly speak. I can cn!y emphasis the fact that I consider that phy- morall. aii(I the c.)-clin,- confer- on the men of the present day are almost unifounded, ;in-,] tlii?? lelief I t?decvoiir to act. iii) to l?i? lteartily coming an<)a<s)?ting.?o far as in me lies, the many Cyc:¡,ts who come to visit Hawarden and see the 1 grounds. One of the features of my reception in Edin- burgh which gavo me much pleasure was the escort cf oine 30 cyclist", who kept pace with the carriage up to the very lodge gates, forming a voluntary b(xl\ guard. To the onlookers two of the most attractive parts about cycling are the keenness of its devotees and the kind of freemasonry which exists amongst them." This was said at. a time when the great majority of the leaders of the people looked askance at cycling. Vener- able doctors prophesied all kind, of ills if cycling con- tinued. Fortunately, the sound sense of the people and th" advocacy of the mo(lernschcol,. of medicine gradu- ally wore down these defences, but the views of the O.O.M. are just as sound on this question its ever, and his testimony may carry.some weight with those who a,re still nervous of the benefits of the best of :111 pastimes and the great democratic means of read loco- motion.
j MOTOR-CYCLING. A "Petroil" Complaint. I:pon several occasions lately I have heard complaints conccrning engine seizure with "petroit-fed" machines, whereas, so far as memory serves. I have not heard of any trouhle in this connection with a two-stroke which depended for its oil upon a pump. But it must not be supposed that I am blaming the "petroil" two-stroke for seizing, because -o lo»g as proper attention Ik> paid to the mixing of the right proportions of oil and petrol, she will run as smoothly as any twin. Double the re- commended quantity of oil may, in most cases, be add- ed to the petrol with safety and with every advantage to tlic, fietriiigs and piston. One lizi., only to drain oft' the oil from the crank-case after a reasonable run— and after it ha* had time to cool, and therefore, if it can, to tliii-keii-to notice how thin is the oil that comes awav and how little "body" it has when rubbed between the fingers. The best remedy for a seized "pt'troil-fed" engine is to remove the plug, give the engine a couple of oil-cans-ful of equal parts petrol and oil and gentlv work the pulley until the piston frees itself. The Twenty-Mile Limit. The present absurd law governing the pace of motor cvclt.- and motor cars is one that neids abolishing, and it is to be hoped that this will be one of the fine-t re- forms after the "war. ot only is the present law ab- surd, but I venture to say that there is no one who owns a car capable of travelling more than 20 miles an hour who doe., not break it every time he goes out in his car. The law for motorist- should be the same as th ■ lav.- for those who use horses. There is no speed- limit in driving a horse. All that the law says is that a man must not drive t > the public danger. It should be the same with motor-ear-. There are plenty of prices where it is perfectly safe to drive a "I' at 40 miles p *r hour: on the other hand, there arc many places where it is highly dangerous to drive more than 10 miles an hour. The law, as it stands now, a man to drive down Fleet Street at the same rate as he drives across Kagshot Heath. Was there ever a more tupi(i regnlation? Xo reasonable person objects to the 10- mile limit in tewns and villages (or the S mile limit in Kent), but. the 20-mile limit-along a stretch of main road is absurd. A.s to the danger of cross-roads, sharp I bends, etc., those could all be indicated by erecting con- spicuous signs, such as* done by the A.A. and the R.A.C. at present.
MOTORING. I How to Adjust Tappets. I Upon the proper adjustment of the tappets a great deal depends, so far as easy and eflicient running is con- cerned. Nearli- all motorists are very much afraid of attempting to adjust tappets, under the impression that it is a job which is very difficult. This ii not, really till ease, however, and there is no reason at all why any capable motorist who understands the vital parts of his engine should not undertake the work. The ideal to aim for is to have the smallest possible clearance be- tween the valve stem and the top of the tappet. There should he hut a very slight movement of the tappet. The only tools required are a couple of spanners, while, tho time occupied by the adjustment is reckoned in seconds, not in minutes. One spanner holds the nut on the head of the tappet and the other the lock-nut. The latter is.stacked a turn, and the tappet is then screwed out until the required clearance has been secur- ed. The lock-nut must then he tightrned. so as to pre- vent the tappet from moving, for. *if this occurs, the amount of clearance would he increased. The Petrot Control Board. Some remarkable particulars arc given in a recent issue of "The Board of Trade Journal" regarding- the supplies of petrel and its control since April 20tli, 1916, up to the present time. An acute shortage of petrol was -suddenly discovered in the spring of HH6, for. on March 31st, the total stock of petrol in bond was ahout 15V million gallons, while the requirements of the Navy and Army were expanding. On the 31st of July, the .supply companies hejd 12,470,000 gallons, as compared with 36,156,000 gallons at the beginning of the year. Emergency measures were taken to provide for increas- ed imports, so that the stocks were recovered, until at the end of 1016 they exceeded 37 million gallons. A census was taken on .Tune 20th. 1916, and this showed that the estimated requirements of the civil popula- tion were 150,000.000 gallons of petrel per annum, or more than 12 million gallons a month. At that time there were little more than 12 million gallons in stock, and the petrol importing companies e-timated that there would not he available for the civil population more than -75,000,000 gallons a year, or approximately 6 31X1.000 gallons a month. The situation as Tegards the civil population wa" dealt with promptly and drastical- ly. Petrol licences were introduced for private and public users, and the consumption of spirit for pleasure purposes much- curtailed. In this way the estimated re- quirements of the civilian population, unde-r the census
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"FARM LABOURERS' WAGES." Sir,—As an ardent trade unionist, I was delighted to see a letter in- your issue of last week on the above subject, and the thought that crossed my mind was, "Are the Agricultural Workers at last a wakening from their long sleep. "Son of the .Soil's" letter i.s timely, for we that are fairly well versed in Trade Union Move- ments, are aware that there is being started through- out rural England and Wales, a rousing campaign which undoubtedly will be the means of bringing the land worker within the pale of "Organised Labour." I am of opinion, that never was the time more opportune. To-day from all parts, we hear the cry, "Produce more food for thereby will victory only be assured." What a deplorable state of affairs it is-that the real food- produced is (as 'Son of the Soil' states) the hardest, worked and poorest paid, of all the workers of this country. What is the reason for it? Why, simply this, that the agricultural labourers have been in the past indifferent to their own interests. They have relied enl." on their personal efforts. It is up to them to now follow the lead given them by all other workers, and organi-e themselves. "The Agricultural Labourer and Rural Workers' Union," have, I believe, appointed six additional organisers, and one of these will, in the near future, be making a tour of Brecon and Radnor. Here he will find plenty of scope for his abilities, for Brecon boasts of about 4,036 agricultural workers, and Radnor something like. 3,001, while the two counties cannot boast (unless recently established) of a single branch of the above Union. The farmers of Brecon anJ Radnor have realised the necessity of organising themselves. It is up to the agricultural workers to do likewise, for only then, and not until then, .shall tlien as workers come into their own. I should strongly ad- vise "Son of the Soil" to get into communication with any trade unionist in his district, and lie would render liim any assistance which he may require for the es- tablishment of a branch.—Yours, etc., 1 RADE I NIOXIST.
THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. I Mr,—So strong a political power is the liquor traffic that I am not surprised at the opposition to Prohibition. Yet, where Prohibition has been tried, it has proved a success, despite the campaign of lie, carried on in this country by the friends of the "trade." Mr R. J. Dunstan, superintendent of the Bell Telephone Co., Toronto, writes—"I have always been a moderate drinker, with the accent on the adjective. Before the war I was opposed to Prohibition. It is beyond ques- tion that Prohibition in this province has worked great good. Among business men you never hear adverse 1 criticism. It is KeneraHy admitted that the law N I never t? repealed." I am not surprised either at th? tactics of the friends of the 'trade' who have constituted themselves into* a political partv independent of all other political parties. The National Trade Defence Fund. organised by the licensed victuallers, has for its object the securing "by legal means, regardless of partv politics, the return to the House of Commons and other elected bodies candidates favourable to the drink trade's interests." What posse-sed Sir Arthur Yapi) to tell the brewers and publicans that "he recognised that no section of the community had made greater sacrifices during the war than the licensed victuallers." Was he ignorant then of the enormous increase of profit" gaineil by the brewers? Mr Justice Atkiii, charging the grand jury at Bristol, said that in nearly every case where a soldier was tried in the Western Circuit the defence was. drink. The Bishop of Lincoln relatez a story of a hoy V.C. who came home wounded. The pub- lican in his street sounded his praise* in the tap-room, where they subscribed to the bar for 120 pints for him when he arrived. He came home and began to drink it, and was nearly dead before lie was rescued. What have the friends of the drink traffic to say to these things? Has not the time for every lover of freedom, whatever his creed or.theologieal opinion, to stand for Prohibition, and brush from the land a power, such as the liquor traffic, that threatens to dominate our poli- tical and social life, and is impiou-ly laying her unliolv hands upon our Church life. Yours, &c., Ehhw Vale. JMVin .1. EVANS (C,.Ni. -Niinister).ii
THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION. Sir,—I regret I have to take my friend-, Messrs. Itees and Wainwright separately, owing to lack of time to deal with both letters this week. In replying to Mr Rees' letter I would say at once, quite frankly, that no weaker apology for the attitude taken up hv the Tem- perance? party than that put forward in the letter referred to could ever have been written. I have read it carefully over many time: but have failed to find one single serious attempt to justify the artion of the Prohibitioni.-ts. In the fir*t place let me put Mr Rees right as regards myself. However infinitesimally small rna:" be Mr Rees' interest in the Drink Trade, it can not possibly he less than my own. I am not connect- ed in the remotest degree with it. neither have T ever been so connected. My only interest lies in truth, .justice and—Mr Rees may sneer if he wishes to—in the freedom of the British citizens. It i., perfe,-tty trki, that a certain amount of restriction of freedom in a community is inevitable, but, it rests with us to pre- vent what freedom we have remaining being taken away from us unless it can be clearly shown that we stand to benefit by such loss. I maintain that Air Rees is not justified in claiming ¡ that Temperance people arc simply out for the purpose cf caving British and Colonial troops from the ravages of drink. It is well-known that the "strength of Brit- ain" movement collapsed owing to it, having become evident that many of those connected with it were out for what tliey could get. Air Rees accuse* me indirectly of holding hack figures showing the number of convict- ions in Tcronto "previous to prohibition being enacted," hut carefully refrains from producing these figures him- self. The point is that the figures quoted I)T the "Times" go to prove that Prohibition in Toronto has failed to prohibit. I11 conclusion let nie say that Air Tlees does not at- tempt to break down the testimony of the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Overseas forces to tliet. effect that flie statements made about our Colonial troops by Prohibitionists were untruthful. Yours, etc.. A. S. Evans. J
Sir,—In replying to Mr Wuinwright I wish to bo as I brief as possible, having regard to the value of your space. Mr Wainwright, in the tail-end of his letter tells your readers that lie, and his abstaining friends have truth on their side. Tie al-o complains of lack of time to deal with the figures, referring to Toronto as quoted by me. Surely he might have spared your readers the trouble of reading the oft repeated state- ments which make up his letter and confined himself to the important point raised by my letter. Again, if he i* so anxious to prove that truth is c.11 his side why does lie make such a mbleading .statement as that con- tained in hi,* third- paragraph, where he states that "Drink i- holding hack the war in many ways," without
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Welsh mu-ic-lovers will regret to learn of tlu- death of Mr J. W. Parson Price, the well-known Welch- American composer. A native of Bulith, he graduated at Bangor I'niversitv College, and arterward won con- siderable repute as a vocalist. In 1S77 he .emigrated to the United States, where he con established him.-elf as a eonipo-er and voice trainer. Among hi- pupils were such well-known stage stars as Mary Anderson. Julia Marlowe and Effie Shannon. He was in years of aae.
Llangorse Military Wedding. THOMAS-PRICE. On Wednesday, February 27th. a very pretty military wedding of much local interest was ocl-emnised at Bethel C.I. Church, Llangorse, the eontraeting partie being Miss Elsie Olivia Doris Price, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Price, "Fairview," and (iunner Clement Thomas, R.G.A., late Professor, Huron College, South Dakot.a( U.S.A., and eldest son of Mr and Mr.* Thomas, Middtesborough. Gunner Thomas volunteered his services and came from America to serve his country in the midst of a promising career at Huron College. He has been on active service in France and has only recently recovered from wounds received in action. The ceremony took place at 8.30 and the service was choral. Miss Ray Davies, Llanfih&ngel, presided at the organ, while the ,service was conducted by Principal T. Howat, l B.A., Trevecca, assi-ttd by Rev. Llew. Davies, pastor of the church. Ae, the bridal party entered the church, a selection was played by Mivs Ray Davies. During the service the hymns "0 love divine" and "Sa,iour l,t Thy öandion rest," were \In! The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dainty pink ninon gown of a very pale shade, with satin corselet hand-worked with sili-er trimming, over which gracefully hung a transparent coatee of same material, trimmed with wide silver in- sertion. She wore a bridal veil prettily, with true lover's knots and a wreath of silver. She carried a beautiful sheaf of lilies. She was attended as brides- i maid by her sister, Miss Maude Price, who was neatly I attired in a silver grey frock, with pale pink crepe-de- I chine trimming, with which she wore a becoming pink ) anj grey hat to match. She also wore a gold brooch set with pearls and amethyst, the gift of the bride- groom. Sergt. W. J. Beedle Price (brother of the bride) fulfilled the duties of best man. The happy couple left the chapel to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, and were heartily greeted as they departed in a earriage and pair for the bride's home, where a re- ception was held for the relatives and those who officia- ted at the service. Among those present were Prin- cipal and Mrs T. Howat. Trevecca. Rev. Llew. Davie" Llanfihangel, Rev. J. Beedle. A.-hton, Abergavenny, and Rev. D. J. Richards, Gower. During the repast, the newly married couple were the recipients of a number of telegrams of congratulation. Mr and Mrs Charles Clement Thomas left with the 10.50 train for Birming- ham and Middlesborough, where the honeymoon is be- ing p!mt. The bride's travelling outfit consisted of a charming Wedgwood blue eiolene frock, handworked silk, over which she wore a liandocme fawn velour cloth coat, fur- lined. She wore a pretty fawn and Wedgwood blue bat of the new sailor shape to match.. Mr and Mrs C. C. Thomas were the recipients of a large number of cheques and useful and costly presents, among which were some handsome hand-worked table centres, afternoon tea cloths, etc., and valuable silver goods. Included in the list wa" a beautifully designed silver tray, the gift of the members of Bethel C.M. Church, Llangorse, where the bride was herself a mem- ber.
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Cycling and Motoring--Continued. I of 12,428,000 gallons a month, were reduced to 6,300,000 gallons a month. The Petrol Committee found that the owners of private cars did not merit the criticism that they had sent in exaggerated returns of their require- ments. The amount of petrol consumed in 1915 hy pri- vate car-owners was 66,9!K),000 gallons, while the amount asked for hy t.hi-; class in the census was 33,000,000, a reduction of 50 per cent. The following table shows the number of licences which lias been granted to each class of motorist since the formation of the Department: — Licences Issued. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th issue. issue. issue. issue. Private car- 04,111 84,610 70,452 49.717 Private cycles 95,098 48,5,10 34,462 24,403 Doctors' ears 14,6.3-1 11,966 10,250 Hackney veh¡cle.. 22,189 19,061 Ili,351 13,931 Commercial vehicle- 35,677 32,290 38.880 29.738 Industrial processes 44,303 41,37.5 60,061 42.153 Total 237,882 230,456 159,94,2
giving your readers bis ground., for eawng so. There. can be little doubt that were it not for rum rations in both the Xavy and Army we tdionld not be holding the position we do hold at present. I am afraid >lr Wain- wright has attempted the impossible. He has tried to bolster up a ease against the reasonable and moderate use of drink from premises which are hopelessly un- ,oiin,d. His whole argument seems to be based upon the absurd assumption that drink taken in any quanti- ties is injurious. I have by me as I write Sir James Crichton Browne's most excellent booklet, entitled "\S hat we owe to alcohol." Sir James is admitted to be one of the g-reate.,t authorities we have on this important subject. Whilst giving it hi.- opiniod that total abstainers are entirely wrong in their views he also gives the views of other eminent authorities. May I he allowed to quote a few of these. "We cannot," Aavs. Dr. Robert HuUhinson, our high- est English authority on diet, "deny to alcohol the right to be regarded as a food." "Alcohol," say" the committee of the Royal Society on Food Supply, and this is the latent and most authcri- taiive deliverance on the subject, "has some food value. Accurate experiences have shown that alcohol, if taken in moderate doses, up to the amount contained, for example, in our quart of tteer. is completely burnt up in the body. This combustion of nect.ity libera- tes energv in the body." "Liebig proved that in France solid food is consumed in larger quantities by those who never drink wine, and now that we are threatened with a serious food de- ficiency, the value cf alcohol as a food -6parer, mut not be lost sight of." Again, Sir William Roberts, another great authority in dietetics aid, "I think it probable that three or four generations of total abstainers in this country would lower our mental capacity to the. Moslem level, and that we should cease as a nation to be a breeding ground for men of genius." "I have worked am- The Rev. Forbes PhiUips said. I haw worked am- ongst criminals in the slums cf a large town- The favourite drink was invariably eoeoa." while Dr, Wil- liam Healy in his hook on the "Juvenile Delinquent" savs. "one notable discovery is the small part (amongst the factors of criminality) attributable to excess in ¡ alcohol in young criminals, in contrast with the fre- quent exce?-ive indulgence in tea and conec." Sir James concludes hi? m:??t splendid treatise bv saving that while "we owe alcohol a grudge we owe it a h?v? debt of gratitude ako. It has thrown down, but it has buiit up on a far larger scale- Our aim should he to avail ourselves of the gracious senLe, it ?offer., and to prevent its prostitution." I ,a y to Mr Wainwri?ht de)iberate!y that any attempt to eradicate the vice of intemperance which doe- not take into account the above and similar views is hope- lessl* v doomed to failure. Yours, etc., I Lake View. Pontyberem, 2.3.IS, A. s. EVANS.