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Llangorse Welcome TO HOYS FROM THE FltOXT. Ull Tuesday, the 2«th ult.. L,lan«or»e pariMiioners ai;Sembled again to welcome three boys, who had done Vonalderable active service, home on leave, and to pres- et them with the usual token of appreciation in re- cognition of the service- the.v are rendering their country. This is the fifth of eerie- of presentation gatherings held since X'mas-tide. and eritliusiasm and •'lterest, in these patriotic meetings appear to become keener each time. On this occa.sion the honoured guests were 2nd Lieut. M(in>dcn Jones (The Vicarage), of the Royal Naval bi Vilion, and who it will be remembered, took active Part in the Dardanelles; Sergt. W. J. Beedle Price (pairview), of the Scottish Cameroans (who .sailed from Canada to offer his M-rvices, and who has been en- S^ged on active service in France; and f,ati-e-Corpl. R. Williamb (Tyllyn), of the Royal Fusiliers, and who came from the scene of action in Italy. Each was presented with gifts of their own choice. Lith the tusual inscription "From the parishioners of langorse to Fet)riiar 1918, engraved thereon. The Rev. Marsden Tones again presided over a crowd- ed assembly, and gave his usual appreciative address. Mrs Thomas, Hank House, kindly consented once more to pre-sent, the gifts on behalf of the parishioners, and ￼ heartily thank her with all due re-peet for the "avemAnner in which he ,(-t aside her own recent resh grief to undertake this duty. Each of the recipients, who were well received, tliank- .d the parishioners heartily for their good wishes and aPPreeiation. Appended i* a list of the interesting items'Cello Solos by Lance-Corpl. R. C. Williams, Tyllyn: songs nd solos by Miss May Price. Castle Shop, Miss Marsden ones, Miss G. Thomas, lung's Head. Miss D. Price. (vilir-view), Miss Price, Llanvillo, ami Gunner C. C. Thomas; recitations, "Tojnmy" and "ItaiidtiaN-" (Rud- •rard Kipling). by Mr T. C. Thomas, Bank House. The Rev. ,T. Ashton, Abergavenny, also took part gave a ?p?endid address <-hit?y in appreciation of tommy," the subjeet of Mr T. C. Thomas' recitation. Mr J. C. Powell, Crickie, proposed a vote of thanks t the Rev. Marsden .Tones for kindl' presiding, to "tP' Thoma, for presenting the gifts, and Miss Charlotte 'Mliams for her usual work. Hewa?siad-tosee ill?,?,gor,,e uniting M' weH to do honour to those rving ?acoiours.MrJ. Pri,?e, Ca.sHe Shop, heartily se- conded his remarks. AmOt-.tenjoyabteand?nthuM?- tic meeting was closed with the singing of the National "thtm and "Praise God from Whom all Me&sin?s now.
X0H! BEAR DOCTOR! Wy Y? STOP ONE MOMENT. JT MUST MY DARLING DIE? x THERE IS VERY LITTLE HOPE, BUT TRY TUDOR WILLIAMS9 PATKNT BALSAM OF HONEY. *HAT IS IT? TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY II an eMence of the purest and most efficacious herbs, Sathered on the WeUsh hills and valleys in the proper •*a«on, when their virtues are in full perfection, and with pare Welsh Honey. All the ingredient* perfectly pure. *HAT IT DOES? WHAT IT DO.Sf TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY Cllres Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup, and all disorders of the Throat, Cheat, and Lungs. Wonderful Cnre for Children's Coughs after Measles. It is Invaluable to weak-chested men, delicate women and children. It succeeds where all other re- medies fail. Sold bv all Chemists and Stores at 1/8, and 5/- bottle*. Sample bottles sent by post for? lC, 3/- and 5/ Great savings by purchasing larger 'be 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 43ing your Tudor Williams' Balsam of Honey in any r&tnily, 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 eomplaints. YOU NEED NOT SUFFER! Disease is a aim, Inasmuch that, if you act rightly. at the right time, it can, to a great extent, be avoided. Here 18 the preventative. The first moment you start vritlk sore throat, take a dose of TUDOR WILLIAMS' PATENT BALSAM OF HONEY. It has saved thousands! It will save you. It Is pm Pared by a fully qualified chemist, and is, by virtue of i It's composition, eminently adapted for all cases 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 best results. THEY ASK FOR IT! 80 different from Most Medicines. Nice to tak., Cures Quickly. For vocalists and public speakers it has no equal. It m&.kes the voice as clear as a bell. Be not deceived. The popularity of Tudor Williams Patent Balsam of Honey has resulted in many Imitations being placed on the market. When buying, therefore, "0 that the name TUDOR WILLIAMS is on each bottle, and "dOle any preparation advanced as being "Just as refuse or "A little cheaper." <M)<t on Tudor Williams' BALSAM OF HOMEY. Manufacturer: D. TUDOR WILLIAMS, MEDICAL HALL, ABERDARE. LOCAL AozNTs.-Mew, W. Tudor, Charles and Gwllllm, J. C. B. Morris, Chemists, Brecon; G. M. Perkins, Chemist, Knighton; T. A. Coltman, Chemist, Builth Wells; D. I. Williams, Chemist, Llanwrtyd Wells; W. Thomas, Chemist, Talgorth. bl65/19/80-4,18
i BY "UNCLE ￼ 1- I BY "UNCLE TOM." 1 -4 Brecon, March 19th, 1918. My dear nephews and nieces.—Let me once again call ycur attention to the competition for this month—the drawing, on a postcard, of a primrose. I am sure vou will all compete! Just a word or two from the examiner on the effort of the second prize-winner in the February competition. He describes the essay as perfectly arranged and writ- ten for a child of J->. The composition, it will be noted below, wa-s written by Miss Lilian Williams, Upper Chapel, and she must be heartily congratulated on obtaining full marks for English—a very rare achieve- ment in our monthly competition*. English covers a wide "field"—grammar, paragraphing, punctuation, diction, etc., and Lilian probably impressed the exam- iner by the inclusion of the four-Lines verse—.so apt to her subject. This competitor lost a mark through writing the place-name., A' t-I Held-" Wel Ifiel(i "a.n error quite excusable. Lilian's writing was very good, and she obtained high marks for intelligence. She would have been an ea",y "first" if she had dealt more cop- iously with the Radnorshire mansions. Well, I must now close with the promise cf "more next week." Your affectionate UNCLE TOM. P.S.—In reply to Miss Edith Stephens' postcard, the primrose can either he coloured or onl* v jlh-t drawn in I pencil.—U.T.
MANSIONS OF BRECON AND -RADNOR.I
MANSIONS OF BRECON AND RADNOR. f Second Prize-Winner's Essay. The many beautiful mansions, for which Brecon and Radnor are famous, serve to add glory and beautv to them and connect us with the past which i, so fiill of historical charm. Many are to-day the homes cf the descendants of those whose names are illustrious. Of these it has been written "The statdy homes of England, How beautiful they stand, Amidst their tall ancestral tree-. O'er all the pleasant land." The chief among the mansions are Brecon Priory, Dinas, Buckland, Llangoed Castle, Glanusk, Owernyfcd, Penpont, Penoyre, Abereamlais, Peterstone, Maeisder- wen, Treberfydd, Ffrwdgrech, Castle Madoc, Llysdinam Hall, Hay Castle, Tregoyd, Llan-Thcmas, Doidowlod, Welfield, Caer-Beris, Maesllwch Castle, and Llanelwedd. The fine mansion of Abereamlais is decorated with very old carvings, and there is preserved in it a, dress of rich yellow silk, embroidered with gold and silver, supposed to have belonged to Queen Elizabeth. Penpont mansion, with its beautiful lawns and exten- sive plantations, adorns the banks of the Usk. The Williamse.s, of Penpont and Abereamlais, arc the re- presentatives in the male line cf Anne Boleyn. Buckland is a beautiful mansion, which stands on the banks of the Usk. This house has remained in the possession of the same family for over 130 years. Hay Castle was built about the time of William, the Conquerer. Many stirring tales arc told of the use made of -this castle during the war-like davs in the history of our country. The stately mansion cf Glanu.sk is the home of the Bailey family. Doidowlod stands on the Radnorshire side on the hank." of the Wye. In this spot dwelt "Watt, the dis- turber of the- world's peace."— Miss Lilian M. G. Williams, The Council School, Upper Chapel, aged 12.
I MARCH COMPETITION.I
I MARCH COMPETITION. Best past-card drawing of a primrose. Open to elementary 'school-children in Brecon and Radnor. Include name, address and age on your post-cards. Priz,es-Ist, 2/fl; 2nd, 1/C; ;rd, 1/ Post-cards must be the bona-flde work of competitors themselves. The last day for receiving post-cards will be Satur- day, March 30tlt. and these should be properly stamped and addressed to UNCLE TOM, care of "Brecon and Radnor Express," Brecon.
[ I* = HEROES OF WALES.I
I* = HEROES OF WALES. The mountains breathed their message, The western winds their prayer, When darkly loomed the presage Of evil everywhere; They sought above the garish, They fought for all we cherish, And lest a people perish. They kept the vision fair. They braved the flaming fountains, The lurking mine's caprice, And sallied from thetir mountains To war that wars might cease; 0 valiant men and knightly! O life enshrined so brightly! Shall we hut treasure lightly Their blood-won gift of peace? The)- bore our penance daily. The- heroes of the hill. Who sallied forth so gaily To "tem a tyrant's will; True to their high endeavour. They kept the faith for ever. And deeds like theirs shall neyer- Shall never fail to thrill. Builth Wells. G. R. THOMAS, n.Se. I
I TO -, KILLED IN ACTION.…
TO KILLED IN ACTION. Xight winds stealing, softly sighing, Whispers into silence dying; Night birds from the shadows crying, j ■ O'er the moorland O'er the moorland! Sweet sounds, memories re-calling! Still J hear thy footstep falling, And thy loved voice gently calling. On the moorland! On the moorland. Nightly quits thy soul its pillow. Flee, acr,i,s the t)illow, From th,v gr,nt' 'neath lonely willow, To the moorland To the moorland Ah the blind world little guesses That still warm are thy caresses; That our souls in snow-white dresses. Meet at night-time on the moorland. Smile I at life's grief and clamour! Thou do.t still my -soiil enamour, Wand'ring in love's golden glamour. With thee, deafest, o'er the moorland. Love is istrong! Death cannot sever! Nightly we will walk together, Wand'ring o'er the purple, heather, Hand-in-hand across the moorland. Llangorse, March 11th, 1918. TREVOR C. THOMAS.
ACTION FAILS I
ACTION FAILS AT BRECON COUNTY COURT. I THE DERAILED TRUCK CASE. I An action which lia.s occupied the attention of His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts, at the Brecon County Court for three days was concluded at the hearing on Saturday. The case was part heard in November and January, and a large number of witnesses were exam- ined. Plaintiff were the Great Western Railway Com- pany. and the defendants the Kreeonshire Coal and Lime Company. The claim against the defendant com- pany was in respect to damage caused to the perman- ent way, amounting to £63 3s 2d owing to a truck. which it was alleged was defective in springs, becoming de- railed. (instructed b3- )fr Page, London) Mr I). C. Hartley (instructed by Mr Page, London) was for plaintiffs.and Mr Ieagre (instructed by Messrs. Kenshole and Prosser, Aberdare) for defendants. The plaintiff company's claim was in respect to dam- age caused to the permanent-way on the Ileanar railway, owing to, as they alleged, a breach of contract by the defendants in tendering for haulage a truck which was defective, and by reason of which the, truck was de- railed and injured the permanent-way. Under the re- gulations, existing between truck-owners and the railway company, it was laid down that the owners or lessees, as the case, might he, should krep their waggons in good working order before being tendered to the com- pany for transit. On the 3rd April, 1916, the truck in question was tendered by defendants to plaintiffs for haulage from a colliery from Lianover to Cardiff, and was put into a train which consisted of 49 trucks, this, particular truck being the 27th truck from the engine. When arriving at Pantyresk Crossing it was noticed by a ganger that the truck was off the line. He imme- diately called the attention of the guard, and the train was pulled up. Upcn examination it was found that this truck had the two trailing wheels off the road. A little way back pieces of the spring off the truck were di'coH'red lying on the *ide of the road. The "sleepers" were marked and a lot of the "chairs" were broken. Further search found other broken pieces of the sprin, t Plaintiff- brought evidence with the object of proving that the spring was defective, and that owing to this the truck became derailed and caused the damage. Mr Wm. O'Connor. M.E., Bargocd Colliery Co., who was one of the witnesses called by defendants, was in the box when the case was adjourned, and now con- tinued his evidence, which was of a highly technical character. He .said that in his opinion all the pieces of the spring were perfect when the truck left en its fast journey—about nve or six miles from the scene of the accident. He detailed experiments ami tests he had mad? on a full-sized waggon similar to the one in question. As a result, he gave it as his opinion that the breaking of the spring was the result and not the cause of the derailment. Nine-tenths of such derail- ments, he said, were due to waggons Ivecoming leek- j buffered oil a seNem- curve. lie had never heard of a case where derailment was due to a broken spring, Other evidence wa., given, and both Mr Meagre and Mr Bartley addressed His Honour at. some length. Mr Hartley laid emphasis on the fact that the line had been open since 1912 for this particular traffic. Seven or eight trains passed either way daily. That meant that I during five years from 191217 there had been 25,000 trains over the line, and if each train had only 20 trucks, 500,000 trucks had passed over the line in five years. It was a most extraordinary co-incident, he said, if the cause of the derailment of this truck were the curves, or gradients, or manipulation of the train that only one truck out of 500,000 had ever been derailed. He argued that the spring was broken before there was any derail- ment. His Honour said the question he had to decide was whether the damage done to the line was caused by the derailment of the truck, due to its defective .springs, or whether the fracture of the springs were the conse- quence or the cause of the derailment. The onu." was clearly upon plaintiffs to prove that it was due to de- fective springs. The conclusion he came to was that it was .impo""ihk to say with anything ap- preaching satisfactory certainty what caused the derailment. That was the impression he rather bad before the evidence heard that I day. It was suggested that some of the springs had been broken for a, long time—a theory which was render- ed somewhat improbable since the waggon had engaged the scrutiny of examiners during the period, and none of them seemed to have discovered its defect or want of uniformity. If one of the leavss of the springs had been completely broken (as it was alleged), it could have been discovered with the naked eye, and the wagon would have been stopped going out. It was im- possible to say with satisfactory certainty how the ac- cident occurred. That being so, he gave judgment for defendants, because the burden of proof was upon plain- tiffs. Mr Meagre: Then you give judgment for defendants 1 with costs, your Honour: His Honour: Yes. Mr Hartley May we have a stay of execution? Mr Meagre It is only a matter of costs. Our solici- tors will willingly give the undertaking. Nfr Hartley: It is only a question of how long we shall have to wait for the judge's notes? His Honour: I grant a stay for 28 days.
RHEUMATISM ,KIDNEY TROUBLE.
RHEUMATISM KIDNEY TROUBLE. Rheumatism is due to uric acid, which is also the I cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble, stone, gravel, dropsy. Estora Tablets, a thoroughly harmless specific based on modern medical science, are the successful treatment, and have cured from ills, aches and pains, under the impression that they are the victims of ailments common to their 66X, but more often than not it is due to the kidneys, and in such cases Estora Tablets will set them right! Estora Tablets, an honest remedy at an honest price, 1/3 per box of 40 tablets, or 6 for 6/9. All chemists or postage free from ESTORA Co., 132, Charing Croae Road, London. W.C. 2. Brecon Agent, Walter Gwillim, M.P.S., Medical Hall; Builth Wells Agent, T. A. Colt- man, M.P.S., The Pharmacy. 424 p 184
[Paper Waster and Paper Money.I
[Paper Waster and Paper Money. I HOW TO CONVERT ONE TO THE OTHER. I I The position Of tlie paper .-uppiy an rnis country j could hardly he more serious. and unless aureat national effort is made t) QtOp the enormous waste which is con.-tantly going on the publie will find, and that sooner, than they imagine, thHt there will he a I completeahsenee of paper for packing, writing, and other indispensable uses—in short, that a paper famine will have come upon them with dramatic suddenness. We are anxious to do all we can not only to make the position known, hut to give practical assistance in the collection and avoidance of waste paper. Any house- holder or tradesman who has an aecum: ^ation of waste, or can store it, may obtain all facilities from us for turn- ing it into money. We supply weekly to many people sacks I and labels for the dispatch of paper by rail, and any- one can obtain the .ame by communicating with us. Carriage on consignments of waste is paid by us, and we guarantee that the full price fixed by Government is paid for it, according to the quality.
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Rich 7titi afik rr-c-ail f1,n1I- sd'e5 day of Z,~ B i, k's dei-fril healing ser. vice. THE EVEROREADY AMBULANCE A BOX of that remarkable herbal healer and first ?? aid," Zam-Buk, always at hand means perfect preparedness for daily mishaps and skin troubles. Whether it be ,a prick from a rusty needke, a cut with a knife, or whether it be an inflamed pimple, a fiery patch of eczema, or an extensive ulcer, Zam-Buk first of all thoroughly purifies the tissues, destroys dis- ease, and then helps Nature to grow healthy skin. That is the Zam-Buk method of healing. It is the only satisfactory way. Therefore, always be prepared with B Zam-Buk, obtainable from the Chemists or -Drug Stores at I 1/3 a box or 3/- for large family size. I
Crickhowell and War Savings.
Crickhowell and War Savings. ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL COMMITTEE. Under the auspice* of the National War Savings Com- mittee, a conference was held at the Church Hall, Crickhowell, on the 1st inst., delegates having been in- vited from the various parishes comprising the rural district of Crickhowell. The chair was taken by Mr E. Pirie Gordon, who. in his opening remarks, briefly stated the object of the meeting, and read letters regretting absence from various people unable to be present, chief among them being Mir A. Leonard, county secretary, who was to have been one of the speakers. Miss Ashton-Jones, representing the National War Savings Committee, gave an excellent address on behalf of the war savings movement, and explained the func- tions of the local committee, which she hoped would be formed that evening for the district of Crickhowell, and which would link up and co-ordinate the existing associations with those which were yet to be formed. The county of Breconshire would then have its com- plete quota of local committees. Mr Parry de Winton, county treasurer, who also ad- dressed the meeting, made a vigorous appeal for cup- port, and was followed by Mrs Hill, secretary to Crick- howell Association, who was able to ishow that the. association was doing very satisfactory work. The meeting then unanimously decided to establish a lucal committee, ajid immediately elected repre.^enta- tives from the different parishes in the area. Ir E. Pirie Gordon was unanimously appointed chair- man. rr R. I'. Griffiths secretary, and Mr J. Phillip?, treasurer.
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NEWBRIDGE SAVINGS. I Sir,—I notice in your last issue, under the aoove heading, that the. figure standing to the Newbridge War Savings Association was just pasc-ed by the Gladestry W.S.A., but, as this asscx-iation had embraced the £5 bond system, Newbridge still claim to be the premier association in the county. I beg to inform your correspondent that the Gladestry & District W.S.A. ha- not embraced the L.5 bond system, and that this associa- tion ii. still to the front of the figures reported under the above heading in your last issue. I am writing this in the. spirit that it may spur both the Newbridge and Gladestry W.S.A. Committees oh with this important work of obtaining money to bring this war to a satis- factory conclusion. Yours, &c., T. ItUFfON, I Secretary. Gladestry and District W.S.A. I
THE LAND SYSTEM. I
THE LAND SYSTEM. I Sir,-We try to compose ourselves and patiently wait for the new order descending upon the world. The war between nations is resolving itself into a conflict be- tween the rising democracy and the old feudal regime and there can be no doubt how the. conflict will end. There are at Brecon, a., elsewhere, those who have benefited and those who have suffered by the said feudal system. The former have thrown their weight about this ancient and honourable town, and lorded it over the latter till the iron has entered into their souls. It is a mystery how the people- have been so tame. Talk of i,acitisiii-bt,.t in such cases it is a virtue. My advice to the workers is educate yourselves and be prepared to take an active part in the coming strug- gle aaginst tyranny, as displayed in our present land ,system. Let us have a tax on land values, which will make land available at reasonable rates.—Yours, etc., CULTIVATOR. I
-NETTING __THE WYE._I
NETTING THE WYE. I Sir,-The scheme for the netting of the Wye appe-aiv- to present several anomalies which should be explained. Why should the netting stop at Hay bridge? The own- ers of the various fishing beats are to have the magni- ficent sum of one quarter of the controlled price of salmon at the period that the netting is done, and it is quite plainly hinted that they will not he expected to take even this. Why should the beats below Hay pro- | vide fish for Builth and other places for up the river, when the river in the immediate neighbourhood, had not provided its quota of netted salmon Beats at)- ove Hay that will not have had to put up with the inconvenienee of Iletting will be allowed to sell fish at the maximum controlled price (not one quarter) and will subscribe nothing to the general cost of the net- tings. If the Wye is to be netted, at )cAst let all the beats be treated in the same way, As the prNent ar- rangement stands, some of the most valuable of the beats will not contribute anything to the general good, and will be placed in a very invidious position which I cannot thinlt they would like.-Your." etc., Hay. Hav, "A BEAT. I 31areli 12th. 1918. "A REAT'" I
GOOD FRIDAY, 1918, I
GOOD FRIDAY, 1918, I Sir,—May 1. with your permission, he granted a few lines of space in your crowded columns, to suggest that (rood Friday, March 29th, be set apart as a "Day of Prayer. I I do not suggest that there ?houtd be united gather- ing", for, 1 believe most profit and lienefit would ensue if like-minded men and women gathered together in small companies for prayer. Let all speech-making be rigorously avoided. Let the day be spent in patient waiting upon God. Let the prayer* be definite, earnest and sincere! Avoid formality—cultivate spirituality. If this were done I feel sure tliat it would have a greater effect in bringing the war to an end than any declaration of war aims, or the passing of any resolu- tions. As a nation we profess to believe in God. Let us then exercise that belief especially on the day whereon we celebrate the Triumphant Death that has meant so much to us. Let the day be spent in devotional quietness, and where we cannot meet together let us, in our own homes, call upon the God whose name is love. Yours, etc.. Ebbw Yale, DAVin J. EVANS. I Ion. (O.M. Minister). I
THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION.I
THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION. I Sir.—Mr D. Ilees, in a somewhat lengthy letter. again wastes a great deal of valuable time and space in an unseemly effort to throw discredit upon my arguments by suggesting that I am in some mysterious manner in- terested in the welfare of what is known its the "Trade." Mr Rees must know that this is not legi- timate controversy, unless he is in a position to submit proof that he has some grounds for his insinuations. Especially is this oo in view of my denial which ap- peared in a previous letter. Whatever does lie mean though by saving that "freedom to drink may be of a doubtful quality." To say that freedom to drink "only means to undermine one's physical, moral strength, to make oneself more liable to infection, and to expose oneself to accidents," well—is one of the most out- rageously absurd statements I have yet come across in this or any ether controversy. I am going to put to Mr Reel; a simple, straightforward question, and, I ask him to let me have a simple straightforward ans- wer. I ask your readers to particularly note that I do so in the best of good faith and for the purpose of clearing up a point which I consider is a very important one. Which would Mr Rees prefer to see, a nation which did not consume alcoholic drink simply because it could not be procured, or a nation which partook of such drink in moderate quantities, and never in excess, he- cause it had trained itself to be "temperate in all things." Again. Mr Rees makes another extremely mis- leadiug statement when he says that "it is established beyond all doubt that the drinking habit is nothing lets than gradual suicide." Why, I have before me a long list of centenarians whose names and addresses I could give, and whose average ages would be over 100 each, whom were life-long moderate drinkers. Again, Dr. Heron, in his Second Memoir on "Extreme Alcoholism in I' adults," gives a series of elaborate calculations from which he concludes, that out of the women inebriates I under observation in i the reformatories during a given period 76.7 deaths might be expected if the death-rate were the same as that of the general population, but, as a matter of fact, the actual number was 39. Now here is a poser for Mr Rees. He quotes Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson as having .condemned alcohol. Sir J. Crichton Browne, in that excellent booklet of his. "What we owe to alcohol," states on page 46 that the "late Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, whose earnest advocacy of total abstinence is well- known, and who inherited the Trevehan Cellar, used to prescribe alcohol for his patients." Sir James also tells us that "Dr. W. B. Carpenter, that great pillar of teetctalism, whost* prize e-say did so much for the cause, told me (Sir James) when visit- ing me in the year 1873, that after long years of total abstinence, he found that as life advanced and infirm- ity set in. that two glasses a day of sherry did him good and enabled him to go on with his work." Mr Rees cries with hands uplifted ,"0 Freedom' What crimes are committed in thy sacred name." Too true! But, the greatest crime d all would after all be to un- necessarily rob the people of any measure of that free- ^vdom, especially at a time when the whole world is shaken to its very foundations in a life or death strug- ble for our sacred heritage. Yours, etc.. I A. S. LVAXS. I Sir,—fn reply to the charge contained in Mr A. S. Evaus's letter that my assertion as to drink holding back the war was misleading. I should like to remind my friend that the House of Commons Return Xo. 220 (1915) showed drink to be largely responsible for the shell famine, also in delaying the ships and guns so urgently wanted by the Xavy and at the front. He abo ought to know that early in the war a large de- putation of Clyde shipbuilders waited on Mr Lloyd George, urging Prohibition as a remedy for the loss of time in their works through drink; not one of the dt- putation was an abstainer. The transport of drink and drinking materials during the war have used up 60 ships of 5.000 tons, working all the time, and Lord Milner estimates that it would require 4, 1 million rail- way truck. to carry the 17 million tons of beer raanu- factured during the war. These things, added to the facts that our expenditure on drink has during the war amounted t-o CGOO.000,000, and the iva.-te of grain in the making of drink to 6,000 tons a day, are some of the ways in which drink is holding up the war. Mr Evans refers to the findings of the Royal Committee appointed by the Liquor Centrol Board :-1 may I'a that this is not a Temperance Committee, but entireIN founded on a scientific basis. They say "we have found that the taking of alcoholic beverages to promote working efficiency is teetotalism in the Army. We lIa n' this week been told by Ir Lloyd George that if a greater scarcity of bread occurs the children's bread sha)) not be sacrificed to their father', beer, and the same authority told ii? 3 years ago that drink ws a greater enemy than the Germans. In regard to the effects of Prohibition in Toronto, the Chief of the Police for that city tells I! in his report that the ar- 1 rests for drunkenness are 60 per cent, less under Pro- hibition than hefore and a "Keuter's" this week from Ottawa states that the manufacture of intoxicating liquors, except for medical and mechanical is to be stopped throughout Canada in May next; aho, I that next year Quebec province will he under Prohibi- ts. when all that great country will be "dry." These facts I think will give Mr Evans food for thought, though he may .still continue bis..support of the drink, which is now .so discredited almost the world over. Yours, etc., Knighton. A. H. WAIXWRIGHT. March 16th. 191?. I
Mr D. P. Hopkins, at the request of Bronllys Parish- ioners, has given permission for 16 allotment* to be taken on his land. The ground has been marked off and fenced, and a gateway fixed. A path run-, through the centre. An Allotment Committee has been formed, with Mr Curtis as chairman, Mr Bennett as j treasurer, and Mr Davits as. secretary..
Death has removed an old Builth personality, viz.. Mr J. W. Par-on Price, the weM-known Welsh-American composer, who was very well known to all Welsh music levers, and passed away in his 73rd year. He was horn in Builth, and. after graduating in the Ban- gor University, emigrated to the United States of America in 1877. There, he soon established himself as a composer and voice trainer. Amongst his pupils were .such well-known stage -;ars as Mary Anderson. Julia Marlowe and Effie Shannon.
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