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0 I Occasional Notes [By Arthur Mee.] A LOSS TO LLANELLY. It was with sincere regret I read the announcement of the death of my old and respected friend Mr. William Samuel. Mr. Samuel had many claims on my re- gard, not the least of them being that he was my first Sunday School teacher. I can well remember him as in the seventies he taught his large class at Greenfield Sunday School with such pains and in- telligence. He was a man who when he did a thing did it thoroughly and well. I am writing these lines at Llandrindod, and it does not seem so long since I met him here and we had a long walk and a long chat together. Mr. Samuel was one of those men who never .seem to grow old, and it was with astonishment I saw that he was seventy-six at the time of his death. The town with which he had so long been associated ivill be the poorer for his departure. A BEAUTIFUL SPA. The mention of Llandrindod reminds me of the wonderful growth and improve- ment of this favourite resort. I have known it for over thirty years-from the time when it was a very small and com- paratively unknown place. To-day, Llan- drindod is not only one of the best known of British spas but one of the prettiest. In some ways it is perhaps the prettiest of these reports. Llanelly people, and Swansea people in particular, may thank their stars that they have a comparative- ly easy journey to Llandrindod. We poor Cardiffians have four different railways to traverse belore we can get there, with of course four or five changes. To manage the journey in four hours is quite a feat now-a-days, and the time is occasionally five hours or even more. "We can get to London in far less time a?d with infinite- ly more comfort than it takes to reach Llandrindod only seventy miles awav. Llandrindod is treated abominably by the railways. AIR REPRISALS. f I-ery few people, it seems to me. will be sorry that air reprisals on the Germans are likely to come before long. It may sound dreadful, but I am bound to say I hope when we start we shall keep it up. I have a firm conviction that a few weks of steady night-by-night and day-by-day raicls on German towns would do a great deal to knock the pride and self-confi- dence of our enemies off their perch. The only exception I would make is in the case of historic towns, though the Germans had no qualms in this direction. But the German leaders are not Men: they are hell-hounds, and I hope and pray that at the end of the war they will be delivered neck and crop into the hands of the Allies. No punishment could be too severe. Even the death of a Ravaillae would not condone for the agony and loss they have inflicted in their lust for domin- ation. Let the word mercy be never 1 mentioned where the Huns are conocmed. ANARCHISTS IN EMBRYO. I quite agree with your London Corres- pondent when he voices his disgust at the attitude of those Welsh colliers who decline to pay their income-tax. It is worse than insolence: it is anarchy. Sup- posing we all took our cue from these men and refused to pay our taxes Where would the country be then ? And how would the war end r But these men look no further than the end of their noses.

I CONCERT AT PAP. C HOWARD.

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