The Horse Scheme. I CARDIGANSHIRE EXECUTIVE. A meeting of the War Agricultural Executive Committee was held in Lampeter on Thursday week. Present, Messrs. Rd. Evans, in the tchair; Ben Davies, M. L. Vaughan Davies, M.P., David Evans, John Jones, and D. J. Williams, with Commissioner John Owen, the Executive Officer, Labour Officer, and Secre- tary. The question of providing horses and labour for smallholders was considered and it was decided to appoint a man to organise the scheme for horse ploughing. It was decided to advertise for a horse officer. In order to carry out the Cultivation Programme for the spring of 1918 it would be necessary to see that the orders served by the Committee would be carried out and the Committee decided to ask the district committees to nominate two or three persons in their districts, who would be suitable men for the work, the Executive Committee to select one of the number nomin- ated. A meeting of the Machinery Sub-Committee held, Mr. David Evans, Pengellev, pre- siding. An appeal was made to the Petroleum Board for better supplies of paraffin to farmers (using it for driving farm machinery. It was explained that the arrty intended releasing a considerable number of horses for the cultiva- tion of the land. Orders were placed for disc harrows to be worked by tractors and it was expected that ten Ford tractors would reach the county towards the end of the month. Dis- trict Committees would be asked to make arrangements for storage of implements on hire in the district- and some local ploughs were purchased to be used in connection with the Horse Ploughing Scheme. A meeting of the Labour Sub-Committee was also held, Mr. Ben Davies, Perthvronen, Llan- dyssul, presiding, when arrangements were made to establish a school of ploughing in Glandenys Farm, Lampeter. Ploughs, men and horses were required and :t was reported that these were forthcoming and that soldiers would commence their training next week.
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TIDE TABLE (ABERYSTWYTH) For January, 1918. f denotes full moon, and an asterisk the highest rises of spring tides. 1.— 9.56 16. 5 16.— 9.52 18.11 2.-10.29 15. 7 17.-10.36 18. 3 3.-11. 3 14.10 18.-11.20 17. 4 4.-11.40 14. 1 19.-12. 7 16. 0 5.-12.19 13. 1 20.-12.59 14. 3 6.— 1. 9 12. 0 21.— 2. 6 13. 0 7.- 2.10 11. 5 22.— 3.28 12. 9 8.— 3.24 11. 8 23.— 4.52 13. 3 9.— 4.38 12. 9 24.— 5.58 14. 7 10.— 5.40 14. 2 25.— 6.47 15. 7 11.— 6.32 15.11 26.— 7.30 16. 7 12.— 7.17 17. 6 27.— 8.10f 17. 5 13.— 8. 3 19. 0 28.— 8.30 17. 5 14.— 8.30 19. 0 29.- 9. 2 17. 6 15.- 9.11 19. 2 30.— 9.33 17. 4 31.-10. 3 16. 9
On Other Pages. Y Golofn Amaethyddol 2 Poultry 2 Aberystwyth Guardians a ComfortsforFighters. 3 Photos 3 Aberystwyth Rural Food Committee 6 Housing in Cardiganshire 6 Y Golofn Gymraeg 6 Ein Bara Beunyddio] 6
A GREAT MEASURE NEEDED NOW. The Welsh National Association for Re-construction has Set its hand to a big task, but it has started well by giving- an opportunity to Wales to express its opinion on the establishment of a Ministry of Health. A recent conference in South Wales was attended by a large number of leaders in social work from all parts of the Principality, and there was absolute unanimity of feeling as to the urgent necessity for the Government to fulfil its piedge in this vitally-important matter. As Lord Rhondda said, the subject was brought forward a year ago and the delay since has resulted in the sacrifice of 50,000 child lives. It was, he said, a scandal that lives should be sacrificed as they were, at the rate of 1,000 per week, without any effort on the part of those responsible. It was, in truth, a terrible picture that his Lordship gave to his hearers. He, as a business man, had suddenly had experience of civil service methods. He had wanted a small measure which would give local authorities the powers now possessed in Scotland and Ireland to provide milk for nursing mothers and babies but all sorts of questions were raised and the measure was stopped by this means. Then he came to the conclusion that a Ministry of Health was needed. At present there are many bodies all touching the health of the people at some point, all jealous of each other, and all, even the best, more or less inadequate and inefficient. Each is determined that if any new work cannot be accomplished by itself that no other artmcnt shall accom- plish it, and there is a perpetual con- dition of affairs which in the end robs the people of what they should have. There is another upheaval coming when the results of the recent Commis- sion on Re-construction are considered, particularly in regard to the Boards of Guardians. On that Commission have sat the signatories to the Minority and the Majority reports of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and no- bed- who has read the reports can have two opinions. They showed that the present system was inadequate and antiquated, and the Minority report gave a clear outline of reform based on the broadest foundation of knowledge and experience. Now the Government have their opportunity t9 bring in, also, the measure for a Health Min- instry. The scheme as put forward is so simple that it is difficult to under- stand why the Premier and the War Cabinet wait. The suggestion is simply to link up the health activities of the L.G.B. and the Insurance Commis- sion-for rightly or wrongly the L.G.B. has always had a taint of pauperism. Mr. J. H. Thomas, M. P., at the same meeting, said that this was essential, and we agree, but this is a small matter beside the point which he tersely put We oup-ht not to allow departmental jealousies to be respon- sible for the murder of thousands of babies every year. There would, said Lord Rhondda, be work for all the departments and there was no reason to raise side issues and to go into details as to what would be done after the Ministry was established. All existing schemes would be utilized and unified—overlapping and duplication would be avoided. Why is this measure not brought in ? That is the question which the Govern- ment has got to answer. Lord Rhondda says that the Prime Minister is heart and soul with the movement- it is a question only of 'an agreed bill. His Lordship says that this will be a better method than any controversial scheme, and there can be no two opinions about that. "But how long is this agreed bill going to be? The saving of a thousand lives a week is sufficient reason for sinking a good many petty points and for pushing forward a great task commenced twelve months ago. Surely this subject demands as much attention as combing out Whitehall, or disctissing failures on the Western Front. It demands as much attention-but it is not getting it, and it is to be hoped that the Welsh Association fo Re-construction will lend its fullest weight to the proposal, urging immediate action on the lines already suggested. If it does this successfully it will have commenced re-constructing.
North Wales Industry. Those conversant with the prevailing conditions at Festiniog, whose only industry, slate quarry- ing, was in a depressed state many years before the war and subsequently still more depressed, are gladdened by accumulating evidence of a brighter future for the district immediately after the conclusion of' hostilities. At the present moment careful and methodical pre- parations are being made on behalf of certain syndicates of capitalists for opening out several undertakings that will provide employment immediately conditions become favourable. The mountains surrounding Festiniog contain many sources of wealth besides roofing material. It has already been demonstrated that stone suit- able for building and flooring setts, as well as macadam and drippings, is obtainable in quan- tities, and if worked on right business prin- ciples will yield a handsome return on capital. It is equally certain that post-war conditions will call for the supply of macadam and chip- pings in hitherto unknown qxiantities. It is therefore satisfactory to find that future needs and opportunities are being visualised and estimated by men competent and willing to lay out the capital necessary to produce an adequate supply. Blaenau is centrally placed as regards transit facilities, having three railway systems running out of the district. The Festiniog itanway can collect trom tne quarry yards ana deliver into vessels in Portmadoc Harbour for sea-borne traffic, and the London and North- western and Great Western lines connect by their trunk systems with almost every centre where the goods are needed. It is sincerely to be hoped that quarry pro- prietors and managers have profited by the grievous lessons of recent lean years a.nd will adapt themselves to modern methods of busi- ness by eschewing exclusiveness and lack of push that has contributed to the prolonged slump in the slate trade. The Government having decided to assist the efforts of public "bodies to overtake the deficiency of building for several years, no time should be lost by all interested in the slate trade to impress on re- luctant, and in many cases prejudiced Govern- ment departments, the paramount claim of this genuine British industry. Oppoitnnities present themselves in abundance for the development of the trade of the district, but customers will not tolerate the position of supplicants for slate as a favour. They must be met frankly and reasonably or the history of the past twenty years will repeat itself and Welsh in- dustries will suffer by the competition of in- ferior artificial substitutes which gain popular favour through being marketed on business lines. In the near future Festiniog and other Welsh quarry districts will experience an unparalleled opportunity for the development of their par- ticular industries; and it is up to those -in whose hands the welfare of the districts have been entrusted to be alert and vigilant- in tak- ing full advantage of openings when they pre- sent themselves. Any assistance that this paper can render to aid revival of the in- dustries will be freely and cheerfully rendered in the future as in the past. Newspapers have it in their power to do much more for the progress or retardation of industries than many people realise.. We are sincerely anxious to do whatever is 'possible, not only to restore to Festiniog its former industrial prosperity, but to create new records in expansions of business, beyond anything previously experienced in its chequered history. The district should also call on the Welsh members as a body to interest themselves in this vital matter in negotiations with Government departments to a much greater extent than has been their practice in the past. With the exception of Mr. Haydn Jones and Mr. Ellis Davies. the Welsh mem- bers have done practically nothing to secure 1" continued existence of an industry that ha° provided employment for thousands of loyal and intelligent workmen who have contributed an extraordinary large proportion of men to the defence of the country. Members who aspire to represent Welsh constituencies should not be indifferent to vital Welsh needs. Their future records will be watched by the public who, sooner maybe than the members antici- pate, will pronounce their verdict on the slackness and inertia of their parliamentary representatives. I
EDITORIAL NOTES. I A general order has been issued by the Great Western that on the branch lines at least no fires are to be provided in the waiting rooms. If members of the Company had to pass a considerable time in one of their waiting rooms, surveying an empty grate in the bitterly cold weather recently experienced, they might J reconsider the order. I Dolgelley Rural Council, by a majority, decided to refuse the Medical Officer's applica- tion for increase of salary. Possibly if the jledical Officer's reports were less outspoken and vere framed more in conformity with official do- lothing traditions the result might have teen jtlierwise. Who knows? Local authorities are by a recent order of the Food Production Department empowered to enter into possession and hand over to com- petent persons for cultivation any garden or allotment attached to a vacant private residence that is allowed to remain uncultivated. This is a step in the right direction. Now that Sir J. D. Rees has joined in the hunt for patriotic heresy those responsible for the « Wawr" sensible people who have a repu- tation for levelheadedness to lose will naturally drop out. In the absence of occasion for asking questions about the fate of maraud- ing tigers in India, this will furnish "JD." with just the sort of opportunity for earning cheap notoriety. May he enjoy himself. • • ^Mr S. Williamson, general manager of the oambrian Railways Company, has invited repre- sentatives of public bodies to a conference at j Aberystwyth to discuss matters connected with welfare of the district. The Company are trranging that delegates will travel free and hospitality will be extended them at the Queen's Vlotel. This is but another indication of the lohcitude of Mr. Williamson and the Company for the promotion of every movement calcu- lated to benefit the district through which the railway runs. A declaration by Mr. Prothero, minister of agriculture, seems to have a direct bearing on a case mentioned at the meeting of the Aber- «wZth Dlstricfc War Agricultural Committee. Where a tenant's agreement or lease either prohibits him from breaking up grass land or makes him liable for a money payment if he does so, an order under the regulations enables him to break up the land without becoming liable to pay any penalty or to bear the cost of putting down to grass again. If the owner suffers any direct or substantial loss he is entitled to apply for compensation to the Defence of the Realm (Losses) Commission." The figures relating to local war savings committees up to December 31st last have been compiled by the National War Savings Com- mittee. The result should be cheering to the public-spirited men and v. omen throughout the country who have given their -ime and thought to the movement.. These 1,623 iocal com- mittees and 37,795 war savings associations con- stitute a national and social asset of the utmost vaSue. The total sum raised through war savings certificates is £ 137,911,832. Of this amount £ 35,921,839 is represented by single certificates, and about 240,000,000 has been in- vested in units of E25 or less, so that the success is clearly due to the small investor and not only to those who can buy 500 certificates at a time. During 1917 283,517,779 worth of certifi- cates were sold. This figure should be largely exceeded this year if every citizen will follow the lead of those who constitute their local war savings committees, remembering that what they save .iow .vill com e back to their town or village in. due season. At a largely-attended meeting of importers, wholesale distributors, and country dealers, representative of the cattle food trade of Great Britain and Ireland, held in Liverpool on January 4th, 1918, resolutions were unanimously adopted protesting that the shortage of foods essential for the production of milk and meat was largely caused by the action of the Min- istry of Food in fixing maximum retail selling prices at less than the first-hand wholesale cost, thereby excluding all imports. The meeting was of opinion that unless the Order were immediately amended it would lead to a calamity. Other resolutions stated that the refusal to take over or to allow the free sale of stocks and .contracts purchased before the issue of the Maximum Prices Order was an injustice to the trade. In the interests of milk and meat production the question is of vital consequence to the community as a whole, as it appears that the operation of the .Order has resulted in the suspension of imports of cattle feeding stuffs that are indispensable if herds are to be kept alive. Mr. David Richards (of Messrs. Richards Brothers), Pensarn, repre- sented the traders on the Cambrian system. The Food Controller, in the course of r- statement made to a London paper, made the surprising announcement that the people of Great Britain have been eating1 more meat than the people of any other European nation. Before the war our consumption of meat was at the rate of 2ilbs. per head per week, as compared with lllbs. in France and about lib. in Russia, Italy, Portugal, and Holland. In a recent prosecution in England a person was fined for having purchased lllbs. of meat for herself and her husband only. In this matter it cannot be said that food hogs exist among the aristocracy and wealthy people only. Food hogs perhaps are found in greater proportion among the working classes who have now abnormally high wages Jao enable* them to gratify their abnormal appetites. It is the professional and middle classes who are hardly hit and in all probability give the highest proportion of people who have conscientiously and patriotically adopted food rationing volun- tarily. As far as we can see there is no satisfactory cure for food hogs except compul- sory rationing, unless purveyors of foods for human beings are compelled to notify Food Control Committees persons who habitually obtain abnormal supplies and the committees are given drastic powers to deal with such persons.
PONTERWYD. This year again the schcol children each re- ceived two pocket handkerchiefs presented to them by Mrs. Dr. Dickinson, Glancasteli, and Miss Mary Hall, Carireflc. These were in- tended as New Year gifts, but the inclement weather made it impossible for the children to attend and the presentation had to be postponed. In the absence of Mrs. Dr. Dick- inson, Miss Mary Hall visited the. school.. It has been the custom of these kind-hearted ladies to provide the children with some form of school treat, but this year they decided to renounce the usual custom and t;) provide them with something useful. = +
PERSONAL. Major Lowe with Mrs. Lowe, daughter and son-in-law of Mr. Justice Atkin, have spent a fortnight at Craigydon. 'Colonel King Hunter has been appointed Assistant Director of Recruiting in charge of the Breconshire, Radnorshire, and Cardigan- shire area, with headquarters at Brecon. Lieut.-Colonel H. M. Pryce-Jones, D.S.O, M.C., of the Coldstream Guards, who receives a Staff appointment as A.A.G., is a member of the Dolerw (Montgomeryshire) family, of which Colonel E. Pryce-Jones, is the head. Lieut.-colonel J. L. Vaughan, who comes up from the retired list of the Special Reserves to join the Labour Corps, with the temporary rank of major, is the eldest son oft, the late Capt. Herbert Vaughan, D.L., J.P., of B ynog, Car- diganshire, and lives at Brynog, Felinfarh, Ch- diganshire. He formerly commanded the 3rd Battalion (Special Reserve) off the South Lan- cashire Regiment, and served in the South African war. He is a J.P. for Cardiganshire. Among the new members of the Board fcf the Admiralty is Rear-admiral Webley Hope, who is a son of tfie late Rear-admiral Charles '\V"blc- Hope and brother of Mr. C. W. Webley Hope. of Pigeonsford, Llangranog, Cardiganshire, i well known in West Wales. He nas risen rapidlv in the navy and has done mucti valuable work, particularly since the commencement of the war. In the bombardment of the Dardanelles he v mentioned for his gift of organisation. For his services during these operations he was pro- moted captain and made a Companion of th Bath, since which he has been promoted rear- admiral.
Correspondence. | \) THE ROUSING QUESTION. Sir,—The Government has protected the people against the raising of rents; but done nothing lo give them reasonable security of tenure. There are some individuals who have spare cash and, being unpatriotic, selfish, and miserly, go about buying houses over other people's heads; thinking, no doubt, to get more interest than 11 they invested in war loans, exchequer bonds, etc. This forces people to buy houses they live. in at inflated "prices or turn out. As building at present d impossible (owing to war conditions), and there is a shortage of small houses, the Government should stop all ejec- tions until more houses can be built. If people pay their rents regularly, it is a real hardship. -Yours etc., Nunquam. GOVERNML <T AND RACING. I Sir,-The frenz, appeals by Government Departments and Cabinet ministers to the public to eat less food, and to eliminate all >vasts, seem very stagey and unreal in view of the Government's decision to allow brewers and distillers to use several weeks supply of foodstuffs yearly and their connivance in the feeding of racehorses with oats. Is it really essential for the country in its present condi- tion, with the menace of famine stalking our industrial millions, that racing should be con- tinued? Is the country being ruled by West- minster or by the Jockey Club? Is it not about time to "quit this fooling" and to regu- late the affairs of the country on t.he principle of the greatest good for the greatest number, regardless of the whims and crochets of cliques I who arrogate themselves dictational powers and have found that the ministry is open to be influenced by the gentle arts of intimidation.— A Sufferer. THE NATIONAL EGG COLLECTION FOR THE WOUNDED. Dear sir,—I cannot thank you sufficiently on behalf of the Executive Committee and all the workers connected with the national egg collec- tion for the wounded for the very great help you have afforded them through your columns during the past year. Without the assistance we have received from the press generally, and from your paper in particular, we could never have accomplished our task. Every week we are sending out to the British wounded in the base hospitals in France over a quarter of a million eggs, and the demands made npon us were never more pressing than they are at this morritent. That we are able to meet them to the extent we do is very largely owing to the splendid recogni- tion of the value of our cause by your widely- circulated and influential journal, to which we one and all tender our sincere gratitude.— Yours faithfully, F. Carl, Hon. Director. THE BEST PATHWAY TO PEACE. Sir,—I should like, on behalf of the large number of people who I am sure must feel as I do, to protest strongly against the action of a section of the population of Aberystwyth who by threats of hooliganism made it impossible to hold a religious conference on The Best Pathway to Peace" on Jr.nuary 16th. The object of the conference was to disbuss the general question of peace from the stand- point of Christianity. This was only entering into the discussion in as far as it was involved in the more general question. The members in the moce general question. The members of the Christian Church have the right to dis- cuss the bearing of their religion on no matter what question; and we have surely reached a rather serious state of affairs if they are to be refused that right, more especially when so vital a question to the world of-day is in- volved rs war "nd peace. As far as this war is concerned the great majority of those who would have attended the conference would without doubt have upheld the view that the best pathway to peace is to prosecute the war vigorously to the end, and all who held that belief were Pi perfect liberty to attend and state their views in a more rational way than by breaking up the confer- nco. If there were others who held different viws on war and peace, they were equally anxious to reach a right. solution Rnd equally pnxious about the true honour and welfare of their country, and ps such they had an equal right to state their opinions. Prussia may refuse freedom of speech to Alsace-Lorraine, but Britain, when she is fighting that spirit of Prussianism, may not give herself the lie by refusing it to her own citizens.—I am, etc., Elined C. Prys. Lluest, Aberystwyth. AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND BRITISH BEER. Sir,—1 have been asked to give instances <to substantiate the statements quoted in your issue of last week on the above subject. I do so with pleasure, selecting the following f: om the great number available. So as not to take too rr.ucli I space, I shall put them in abbreviated form. (1) "In the first weeks of the v*ar foTty-tvo Canadian soldiers disgraced themselves by exces- sive drinking and were sent back to Canada." (2) "A gunner from Montreal drank himself (Telirioits and cut his throat with a razor." (Facts in "Canadian Pioneer," December 14th, 1914.) (3) "A young Canadian officer was sent home, sodden with alcohol; shot a railway clerk dead." (" MontreaJ Weekly Witness," October 24th, 1916). (4) "A Canadian soldier murdered another; had drunk so much whiskey remembered nothing of his crime." (Hampshire Assizes, February, 1916). (5) "A Canadian soldier who had spent 9. on drink in one day, killed his corporal at Witlcy Camp." (Police records of Godalming, Feb- ruary, 1917). (6) "A Canadian soldier, aged twenty-six, was found drunk, with his throat cut, and died on entering hospital. Another soldier charged with murder was sentenced to fifteen years." (Hast- ings Assizes, March, 1917). (7) "A young Canadian soldier, aged twenty, f'icd from effects of alcohol at Witley Camp. He was carried back to camp, lay unconscious on his bed, and died." ("Daily Chronicle", March 22nd, 1917). (8) "A Canadian lieutenant was tried for murder of canteen sergeant. He had taken a bottle of whiskey. The sergeant was found -dead in the cellar; the lieutenant carried the body
SOLD OUT. Apologies are due to the many readers who have been disappointed in past weeks owing to the "Cam- I brian News" having been sold out- One buyer complains that in three places he was refused. I am sorry, but the only remedy is to order in advance. Newsagent-, cannot take the risk of unsolds as we supply on the no- returns basis. So please give a, regular order. R. READ, Managing-Editor..
The Two Ditches. (By the Roadman.) In case the reader might wonder why I chosft Z\lla?nTZdiaar? anf- aPP—tly ymeaS? less heading to my few lines, I might ac well at the that the ditches on both daHv wu°ad givC 1116 more trouble in my daily work than the middle of the road Th» Sr shortsightedness, nDt ufrequently becomes acquainted with one ditch 0^ 0^ quently the two ditches have to t ZTS after, and who has a better chance than the roadman of observing the movements and ways of these beings. aUrgeVfo? a^guL "rom aPP6\rs the machine gun L i Ak1^ °°ter shirker, hard-hearted emplover of b^1"0^66^ goodness knows whatf n» fu labour and is accused of refusing t°V 6, °De hand' ha people in his localifrif n pply Produce to ih4iw8PeOPle rath^ ^immedi^ JhS MT: Hayseed" must'get 0^la°rVer]00ke(i ing i'bu^'ThS^Tc^hope Valy b"a^ retain the best market^Z Secure and |h« ourtomer, to him when war is ovcr piecemeal demand not so keen A^afn n for the farmer's produce is loudfr in ? than m the rural districts. WDS *»* The town dweller i and mortar has not the. p up m bricks dweller to au^ment d °halnces of rural by garden produce and^VT commodities consideration. It knnot °ne vei^ hiS country people W 1* 3 'hat the of the inconveniences and h« Iu- faction less fortunate frieS i„ tL of th*ir the land of Zfcj "h» ■>««' experienaed "anythm^wonder- Perambulating nearl? the wh 1 after patiently and^therw^ £ *5 themselves inside a grocer's shop f°Und i(Any butter?"—"No." p" "Any margarine?"—"No had/'TO m6 S°me cheese then."—"None to be "Nor bacon?"—"No." "Ob, hang it all Mar-v, let's get out of this- hat apieceI" C1°th Hal1 an<* buy a nevr
Th goginanT has been for^rdfd t'the Rev^D fecntore°rSS1?fe Tm^n^rr-' G. Evans, Druid Inn 10s u Llwyngwyn, 5S 5,1 on/ a71(^ Pugh, TroedrhiwcasteH 5s' 5d V™ Mason» rhiw, 5s. Id. • Henrv Gom" L<?wis, Tmed- Cottage, 5s. John C AT orn?> Francis 5s.; Eric Morgan, Goedvrig '7s 9d E^^n'
P talybont JoeeCEndiirdsWardWpCOm! WES ^iven «unner The chair was ably WR& ^ejection on the gramaphone, kindlv lent Jw Captain Jones, Aelybryn; song, Miss Aenes fe £ P^JT-ita«-f>isr Maggie sonor r' 11Wen Moms- Penywern; Vdl^rX IndlL duet; Misses Muriel aras and Adela Morgan; sone Mrs Ann» W,s Morgan'- ft; u n n wen; song, Miss > -Morgan, trio, Misses Owen, Evans Jenkins; song, Miss Eunice Evans. A silveJ Thl two0 made to aui>ment the funds. I he two soldiers were presented with a sum of h!adM P (?i £ °rd Browne. Penpompren responded S Dfvles> GIanrafon, and each Recorded fn H A^7 V0?e °f thanks was ac ,orded to the Chairman bv Mr J Kniehton The SthTr'l by James TeJrv w £ e °f Richard Charles Mr T Tnn.L vS<Y ih^y°un^t brother of 9 f'o Moi1-lais House. Deceased was a favourite, among his friends who will greatly miss him His father predeceased him by only three weeks The funeral took place on Satur- dav at Talybont, the officiating minister at the jl use and graveside being the Rev. J. Davies ow S.ree^. The chief mourners were Mr. and" Mrs. James, Morlais House (brother and sister in-law) Mr. Griffith Morgan James (brother) cV" £ aJr%?KS?r?°n- Brist0l; JamSr P.M., Port Talbot (cousin).. C.M., Port Talbot (cousin).. <
-9-V'f';T' t (continued from previous column) to the stabJe." (Records of Graysbott Coroner, December, 1915). (9) "Soldier from Toronto drank away his pay in a Carlisle public house; was found dead on the footpath with a bottle of whiskey in his 14th 1917) °f Carlisle Coroner, April- (10) A Canadian soldier having drawn PSft from the Canadian Office, visited several public Rouses and was killed in a scuffle in Loyadon.11 ("Daily News," December 2nd, 1916). (11) In an officers' mess of two double com- panies of Canadians, only one officer drank onr their arrival in a camp in England; within three months there was not one abstainer in the mess." (Facts told in the Society for Study of Inebriety, January 10th, 1916). (12) "A Canadian soldier, helplessly drunk [was seen at King's Cross Station eating and' tearing £ 1 notes." ('< Daily Chronicle,>? Sep- tember 28th, 1916). (13) "These men come from prohibition camps in Canada and fall easy victims. (Chief Con- stable, Godalming). (14) "The Canadians in most cases are lost when they arrive in this country. In one camp during last year and two months of the- previous year there were 7,000 cases. I do not know what has happened to them, except that I imagine that a large number have gone back to Canada and have not been able to play the. part they had hoped to play." (Captain Guest? in Parliament, April 23rd, 1917). (15) "Great numbers of our men never saw France. England ruled and beer flowed like water, while thousands of our bovs went down into their graves. We will never forget it in Canada." (Canadian soldiers in a great Man- chester meeting). (16) I met many fathers and mothers whose boys have been- sent back to Canada ruined for life. Their parents said to me: (We do not mind our boys dying on the field of battle for England, but to think that we send our sons to England and come back ruined is something the home country should never ask us to bear.' (Colonel Sir Thomas Greenwood, M.P.. a Can- adian in the British Parliament who has just returned from a visit to Canada). (17) "The British Government pledged that no drink should be sold in Canadian camps. They have broken the pledge in all camps with- out consulting the Canadian Government." (Prime Minister of Canada). Tours cerely, s J. L. W-illi-w.