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REVIEWS. "Allegra" by L. Allen Harker, London. Messrs Joan Murray, Albemarla-sfcreet. Price 7s net. Mrs Alien Haxker has already made a reputation as an authoress with her books. "iiiss Esperanco and Mr Wycherly," "Th& Ffoifciots of Revtoviniey," Jan and .her Job," el". She has d;idicated "Allegra", to her br ther, Major Allen Harker, R.G.A., and tho book deals m stiy w.th London stage life. The story wnich has a distinctive charm isi aim -st roaJ st-x in its application to every- day life, and its tteiica e sentiment makes a siring appeal to ficriion lovers. "On Swan River;" by Hulbert Footner, London; Messrs Hodder and Stoughton; 7" The author is well known for fits stories of the wilds and in On Swan River" he tells an exciting yarn, the hero of which is a mem- ber of the Royal North-West Mounted Police. The tale telis of a t^alf-breed doctor who bui ti himself a shack near the great falls, of his English wife setting out in search of him, and of his murder by a half-breed brother. The descriptive passages are well written and the author intimately knows the district of which ho writes and is thoroughly conversant with the characteristics of the few remaining Indians in the North-West. The story is clean and healthy and enhances Mr Footner's grow- ing reputation. "The Two.Stringed Fiddle," by G. E. Mibton. -John Murray", 50a., Allbewarle Stiroet, Linden, W.l. Price, 7s. net. This story may be described in the school b.-w'fr Ifinguage as a "rapping yrn." It is full -co-- advori(tu!Q and the scene is laid in B um:»h. Diana Forbes, a widow with a soh»rb>y sen. is in Burmah to find out cer- tain facts and on the voyage out meets Mark j Carstrjirs. In B irmah they ? are opposed to an Eng'ishman and a Chinaman who control i secret sOc:iety with numerous ramifications. The constant str uggies between the two pa; lies, the capture of Mark and his rescue of Diana and her son, all tend to make the book T ~if. n.nl. Antø;f.l;ninr7 nc a nnvol Ktif r\t po" S' le able educati na.! value for Mr Mitten ] evidently knows the country and the people of whom he writes. I j "John Dene of Toronto," by the author of "Bimdle," London. Messrs Herbert Jen- kins, Ltd. I "J hn Dene of Toronto" is one of the most I' readab'e of recent novels, and it is not sur- prising that its first edition has run to about 32.000 copies. Mr. Herbert Jenkins, tihe I p lblisler, is adding one success to another, and In certainly scores very heavily with i "John Dene." The story centres round an American who "blew into the War Office" wh >n German submarines were threatening to starve Britain. His scheme for destroying fc ie menace led to h's g'jing in daity risk of s lift, and when in the middle of his story ■ o dsirpears, the event creates a world-wide -•ensatbn. His subsqiient reappearance brings to an end a very amusing tale in which the ■omp.nt'c side is represented by a charming ;.Vhitehall lady clerk. "Sisters," by Kathleen Norris, London; Johi Murray and C\, 7s. Written with the breath of Californian forest trees in its pages one could wish that the altoress had given a happier enditng. With a striking likeness to Rider Haggard's "Rc.t'ice, Ln its rVieing scenes "Sisters" '•rM?s with the old old theme of love making, ,.nd love breaking. Three sisters living in a doligh:ful country home marry—the youngest to find that all the time she loved Peter, the friend and"big brother" of her youth. Peter however, in the meantime marries Alix, an elder sister but fihds that his thought really coiitrs round the younger. A faithless hus- band brings the affai- to a crisis and when the y«unger sister and Peter have planned to taico the desperate chance they are saved by -Mix's sacrifice. The subsequent disscovdjy that it was "aJl a mistake" are too sad for ji'eas'iig reading but they reveal the talent of Mrs Norris who has written a book of tetrxble vividness round a problem of every da liie.a book which is not without an un- de.lyitfcr note of stern warning. "Tie Builders," by Miss EUen Glasgow. — T/ndo-n: Jokrn Murray, S8a., Albemarle S;reet. Price, 7s. net. Mss Glasgow has not written a novel for thr(o years, but in "The Builders" she has succneded in writing cne of the most power- ful stories that have appeared from her pen. Thero is just now a plefihora of novels touch. 4ng on unhappy marriages and it is unfor- t -insfa that Miss Glasgow did not strike a newer nc-Jte in iher latest work. Nevertheless she leals with it from a new standpoint, tak- ing is her hero an American who does great things in public life, bui. who is the husbarrd of a frivolous society beauty. The heroine, Carolne, enters the home as a nurse to the only daughter of the marriage, a delicate chdd who is the idol of her father. The war with Germany follows and the hero leaves for Frame. It is an unfinished ending and per- haps Miss Glasgow will favour fiction readers with a sequel at a later date. If she does, the bng letters of the hero dealing with an American point of view of the war might well be oiiitted—ftxlav the majority of the people desire to forget the war. "A Ssrvant of Reality," by Phyllis Bottome. —Messrs. Hodder and Stoughton, Houlds- worth Hall, Deansgate, Manchester. Price, 6s. not. "A Servant of Reality" strikes no new note nor can it be said that it reaches a very high level either in literary form or in imagiiation. There are clever passages, but the authoress is much more at home describing stockirgs and ladies dresses than she is when she puts into the mouth of her, heroine idexs of GOt and Eternity which may suffice iihe class t> whom she writes, but which nauseate any sffious reader. The cleverest portion of the bo)k is that describing the sickness and death, under an operation, of the heroine and even tle keenest critics cannot accuse the authoress of unsympathetic writing. Anthony the he'o returns from the war and falls in lovo wth a girl of a butterfly nature. He subseqiently marries her, but she dies after goiing through a fatal illness of an agonizing nature. "A Servant of Reality" is typical of the unstable thought which always follows war, and foi that reason it is not uninteresting, but the talent of the authoress could be util- ized to tihe production of very much better stuff. MARTYRS OF THE MANSE. The niserable pittances paid to some of the pastors ay their churches has led Mrs Beavan of Cardii, whose contributions are wall-known, to a poem entitled "Martyrs of the Manse," and the ':South Wales News" are offering i prize of 5 guineas for the best Welsh translation. The following is the sub- ject of tvie competition.— His restless hands were plucking at the coverlet, a sign Of an unseen hand that pointed to Death's near dividing line. There was no one save a hireling left to close the pastor's eyes, Though he felt a dear one watching, waiting in God's sunlit skies. In her passing snq had spoken, glancing meek'v from her bed, "The Man&e will be so lonely when I'm gone my dear," she said. "It has 1J.een a hard, long journey, strange the path we had to take, And I scarcely could have borne it only for His blessed sake. < God has promised bread' and water as foun. dation for our store, And I think sometimes His people marvel that we crave for more. Had o.ur work been higher graded it had saved us years of care; Keep their wreaths, dear, from my coffin, since they left our larder bare." In his ears her words kept ringing wfth a strange insistent din, When the door was slowly opened and the deacons' queue came in. SoPtlff treading, head bent sadly, spoke the leader with a sigh, "Pastor, we afe here ¥<> thank you, and to' say a last good-bye. Will you send some helpful message that your deacons can pass on, Perhaps a text, or word of counsel, that will! live when you are gone?" Then a. smile so wan, so piteous, with a prayer for help and grace, "Yes, a word in season, helpful for the one who'll fill my place. Lengthy sermons are a relic of a ne'er re- turning day, 'E^tenrm them very highly, for their works' sake' came to stay. I have laboured long among you, helping some o reach the Rock, j Shepherding your souls, and never making favourites in my flock, j Watching one on mercy's errands, tramping I through your prosperous town. In the Shoddiest nf footwear and a purchased half-worn gown. While you prased her saintly record— "t was second, sure, to none— I Still you claimed ow double service though! you only paid for one; j ,i; _1J f i
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Lampeter Workhouse. The adjourned public inquiry concerning allegations made agannat Mrs LciWis, matron of Lampeter Workhouse, was conducted by" Mr. H. R. Williams, Ministry of Health In. spector. at Lampeter, on Thursday week. Mr V. Merger (instructed by Mr. Arnold Daviea, Lampeter), appeared for the Master and Matron. Mr. J. Ernest Lloyd, clerk to the Lampeter Board of Guardians, was also present. "A MARE'S NEST." Mr. J. S. Jones, one of the guardians for Lampeter Borough, said the first thing he heard was a rumour that the children wore not being treated properly. Inquir es were made, and it turned out to be a "mare's nest," or in other words, the rumours were "all non- sense." He did not go to the Workhouse to see how the inmates were treated, because he could not do so without the consent of the Master and Matron, and they were not friendly towards him. Mr E. D. Reos, deputy c'erk to the Guar- dians, stated that when the Mister reported to him that Lottie Jones, an inmate, had run away from the Workhouse, he sew her at her lodgings, and tried to persuade her to return, but she said she would rather drown hersaf than do Uhat. She alleged that the Matron had 9truck her on the left arm with a bowl, and that that was net the fir4 time for her to be bruised. He did not see ary bruise. Subscquenty Mr J. S. Jones told him it was a serioug case, as the g1 was a certified imbecile. Dr Evan Jones, Llmybyther, who had acted as deputy for the Medical Officer, said he never .heard any c-m^ainta from the in- mates that the Master or Matron tad been unkind to them. Mr. Meager now suggested calling the Mat- ter, but the Inspector said there were no charges agsu*nst the Master. Mr. Meager: I agree. Mrs Eve<ns, charwoman, who had been em. ployed at the Workhouse, said never noticed any signs of csruottr*. THE MATRON. Mrs S. A. Lewis, the matron, said she had been in office sinca February, 1914. She had received no comp'aid's from Nurse Jones that she had in treated any of the inmates. Dealing with te *Megat:on that sho in- treated Margaret Davies, an aged inmate, on Sunday, Aiiguft 24tth, she stated thwt when she and Alice Green lifted hor out of bed and placed her on a stool 19 iricher- high, the stool from some cause or other ooTapeed, and Davies was injured in the arm. She immedi- atrJy applied i piaster to the arm. While going to. another room she could hear Mrs Doherty proclaiming in a lourl voice hhat the Master and Matron "Should be removed from the Workhouse." Ls,ter Mrs Doherty made a nasty attack upon ^r, and struck her a terrible blow. The same P.'srht Nurse Jones visited Margaret Davies. and found there wrs no btocd on her, as had been alleged by Mrs Doherty. Witness added she bad never iU-t-catod Mary Ann Jrnes. As to the Nure's ^.lega- tion that she took a chair from under Miss Saunders, an old inmate, who with others was sitting by the fire. w'tnc«s said she simply took Miss Saundors by the arm to another chai: in order b. prevent any accident. She denied striking T..ott;e Jones wth ?. tray. Questioned ah-nit an allocation by a witn. that on one occasion there were maggotf in the meat, the Ma-tron said she washed cleaned the met before putting it into the water to boil. Mr. Meager: Did you see any maggots?— No- „ In answer to the Irispodtrr. the M'trrn sa'd she did not the moat. That was done 1, the cock, who told he- there was nothing wrong witih it. TRIBUTE TO POOR LAW FOOD. The Inspector then s'?g?ested ca'l iig the Cook, and said he would like the public to set their minds at rost. "It is to me incredible, because it is so inccnsstnet, that there were ma.jr^ots in it. Tt is ouite possible that it might have been something e'¡;c." It was nn, pleasant for a thing of that scrt. to go out to the public. Probably people would mistake onions for magjois, but it W3." a different thing for p()()!e to mistake them for nn ulterior object. "We do not want the pubhc to think that it is on such t.at poor people in th&ir inafcitntions are fed. It is not so by sny means. That ts my experience and the Doctors will sy the same. The Doctors v«ry | often tasts the soup, and so do I. I taste every- thing in these institutions and see that they are satisfactory." Mr. Monger remarked that be remembered a road inquiry at one time, the place being em of the wav, and luncheon was provided at the local Workhouse. It was the ordinary food, and excellent it was. The T wWH most of the liotfili had eh good food and brofyn as is prepared in some of our poor law institutions. Mary Edith cook at the institution, said she remembered the soup incident, Mary Ann Jenkins brought the soup back, telling her there were ma.crgots m it. ONIONS—NOT MAGGOTS. Mr. Meager: Was that a true cord plaint?— No. Witness 81;d the broth was made out of ham. vegetaVes and onions. When Jenkins said there WOTS magfjots in it witness looked at it and onl", 9W onions. Mr. Mefsrer: Did anyone else suggest there were majTot^ in it?—No, none. She added I that all bhe inmates were served witi, the same broth, and they came back for a second helping. I The Matron, proceeding, said she new of Mary Ann .Te^k'ns's complaint until th's inquiry. She den:ed' L'zrie Thomas's allegation tihat she, whïle peepin? through I the keyhole, had seen witness pullin Lottie Jonps'^ hair ad throwing a bucketful of water over her. N^thm-r could be seen through the kevihoV*. for the key was always kept ?n the lock. The fi-st she beard of this was twelve or fifteen months afterwards. Mr. Meisrer: About this timo you had cause to o^mplaint about the way Lottie washed out the r^xjins?—T had several time". Matron denied charges made by Lizzie Thomas that she wa." bee.t;n the young children, and that. she struck a boy. causing his nose to blp<vl, that hit Sarah Jones, a of six, in the face. She might however, h'1ve reprimanded the (Tirl, for she alwvv's tried to teacb the children. She denied having struck Lottie Jones with a bowl As a matter of fact, the bowl was not there that day. The Inspector: I take it tjhat the Matron practically denies the wllole thing? Mr. Meager: Yes. "IDEAL OFFICIALS." Mr. Thos. Bowen, a former member and ex- eha'Tman of the Board of Guardians, who had visitei the Workhouse, said the Master and Matron were Sdaal officials, and he never re- ceived any complantg from the inmates. Mary James. Llwynhedw, Cell an, said slie was a frequent visitor to the house to see her alnt, and there saw Margaret Davies, and Miss Saunders, who all said they were well treated and that the Matron was very kind. Mrs Ellen Jones, Tyhir, Cilcennin, another visitor, said an inmlate told her that Matron acted "like a mother to them." Mr. Thomas Lewis, the Wbrkhouse master, said there was not a word of truth in the statement of Jenkins regarding the food, and the fit ho henrd of it was at tliot inquiry. There had 'not been a single oomnlaint against him nin-ce bis appointment, and ho had not received any coimplant nerainst the Matron. There was no truth in the suggestiona that I had been made against her. Paohol Ann Bebb, who was for three years. until 23rd August last assistant matron at the institution, said she frequently went over the departments the Matron. She never saw anything with rogard to treatment of the inmates to which erception could be taken, nor heard any oomnlairtts. Nothing was too mu for the Matron to do for the inmates. Mr. D. T. Lewis, chairman of the House Committee, said he could give the highest praise bo the Master and Matron for the man- ner the inmate* ware treated. Letters from Dr. Davi, Lampeter, Miss WilEams. head mistress of Prterwell School, (where the Workhouse children attended!, and Miss Lewes, Tv Glyn Aoron, were read tesVfvin? in favour of the Master and Matron. Mr. VvHiers Meager submitted there was no foundation for any of the allegations made, and said he could not help feeling there was some spirit, trying to stir up strife. The Master and Matron had been fully vindicated by the evidence. The Inspector said this terminated the in- ouiry. and it was his duty now to report on the evidence to the Ministry of Hes'th, and in due time they would communicate with the Guardians.
HSNUAN. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. Henrv .Tories. RAe., son of Mr. S. Jones, Tvnewydd, Perrhywllan, Henllan, has been apnoirrted out of 1" candi- dates headmaster of Hengoed Mised ScTiool— one of the lararesF schools in Glamorg-an County. For tl, last 11 years he has been headmaster of Rhos Council School and served 2i years on active service in the Royal Navy where be rose to the rank of Warrant School- master. He is a former student of Aberyst- wyth U.C.W. -i.Á"wl_i. _i..u- u..J
Old Time Sport. ¡I FOX iilMLNG IN WALES 50 YEARS AGO. i. January 3rd.—I and J. P. V. Pryse took tha 1 Gogeiddan Foxhounus out about Peiihyli and hit on a good drag in the Oak Wood and hunc-ed him through Cwmfryn, and marked him to ground near Pentre Farm. Wo failed to dig him out as the frost was nearly two feet in the ground. We dug till dark with good men ai. but failed to get him out, so we stopped him in and intended having him next mornincr but he was too sharp for us and got out. We intended killing him, if possib e, on account of the comp aints about sheep being killed. A tremendous hard f>~osfc. January 4th, Peithyll.—I and Pryse weni early to the Pentre earth next morning, but lIr. Reynard had been too sharp for. us and made his departure. I then went off and drew Cefncoed and the gorsea by the Rheidol blank and went on to Fronfraith when a fox jumped out of a hedge and after a tremendous bursting over the snow, nea-ly all the "me in ■view, we killed him near Dolau House on the road. January 17th, Gogerddan.—Lefti Glandovey at 7.7 a.m. for Peithyll by train and took ten couple of hounds out. I rode Colonel Pryse's grey mare and Dick whipped in on old Barton." Drew Pantglas, Wenfryd, Tyn-y-veddi, and Garth and Ny-llwydd blink. Hit on the drag of a disturbed fox above Ny- llwyd and rounded Moel Llyw, whe* by the sudden burst, I fancy they must have got close up to him in the rocks, and back to Gwar- QWro and lost just. above the dingle. But the hounds had checked some time by tke time I got up to them, as Dick, young Pryse, and myself had only been riding by the sound, for it came on a very heavy driving snow-storm, and we cou\d not see before us. and being niglht on the open moun. tain, we aH came to grief in the bog, r httle Pryso getting two corking rollers into bogs, which rather frightened him and I had to keep with him till we got off the mountain, in C8.C;Č he should lose himself. But when we got off the mountain he was precious glad W trrtce n's steps homewards, as wet as muck. The hi/Is were very dangerous to ride, being 8 'fficiant. snow to cover the grornd, st there was no chance of seeing either bog or rocks, both of which abound on the Ny-llwyd hills. I. on the grey mare, came to grief on some ice on the lane going to Garth Wood, the mare came down on her head gal- loping, and in t 'ying to keep my seat, I hurt my spline very much, which caused me groat pain in my back and kidneys for a. month or more. Dr. Gilbeirtson sa.w me, by Ool. orders, and gave me physic, which relieved the pain a good deal. The mare slightly ma.r1-.ed on knee. I lost Dick about Mcel Llyn, and did not see him till I was taking the hounds ht MN through WFS out 9 hours from the kennels. Colonel P yse thought I had broke al1 the hounds' necks over the rocks, from my being out so long. Never hounds go faster over shew. Januarv 21. Lodge Park, Gogerddan Fox- hounds-Hnrd frxjsty morning, turned co'd d izzling rain. Took 9 couple, intending only to exercise as far as Lodge Park, but the B g looked t v, tempting to without having a. draw, so I put the boumds in and '10 sooner in, than he was viewed steady awry through ihe Park. but he got a fairish start of U-. R unds ran him ait a great pace through Wnnfrwnd, down w'nd, Garth. Voei. Cvmrjraf, CSaerbedyn, Dorren. Brwy— Dumaen, and tfnen turned back for the Voel, up wjnd. and ran the waif, fox over half a mile, which old Music hunted beautifully every ynrd, speaking, and the rest a? the hounds keeping with her under the It then came on heavy ram and nd, and we Vsb hm. dead boat, only myself on the Grey there, and Ned from Peithyll on Job out. January 23, Maesnewvdd. Gogerddan1 Fox hounds—Fine frosty morning. Took 9 couple -■ut at, 9.30 and drew Maesnewydd Dingle, Tycae: TynvgTaig, and found on top of Talies;ii Wood, ran through Cairewm, where he turnad over by Moel Llyn, and came down to the head of Gwyn Qwm Ding'e again. Had a long check, hit it off a.t and hunted it slowly on to Tyn-v.graig, and there got on fresh tanns with him. We were obliged to stop the hounds, as they were pointing for the hills again, and then it was beginning to get dark. I rode the Grey Mare and Ned o'd Job. February e, Cwmrhwad, Gogerddan Fox- bounds. A very nice day, but fogey between 10 and 12, started at 7-30 from Lndc-e Park, and rode old Job to Morben, and took 9 couplo out. wont straight to Darren Cwm. rfmiad, and on getting there, found John had disturbed 3 foxes from the Rlocks before T etrrilved, and consequently the hounds got -cattered all over the country on the different lines. It wu imb.1. get them together again on a mountain when thev had broken "to 3 distinct:, packs. I followed one lot by Llucstvrhos and back to the Darren, going at a tremendous pacQ, and down through George WiL'iams's Cfcver, and over to Bryn- glas, where they lost. I had only 2! couple. God knows where the rest got to. Four hounds wcro out the whole night, and I was o-it till very late trying to find them. I am perfectly sure that if the hounds had stuck to our Fox they must have killed, for the pnee the,y raced him showed there must have been a dashing scent. On my way up to Ceniarth tie hounds saw a Whlfe Stoat cross the lanes rnd old Rioter was on to him directly. He ran to ground :n the hedge, but soon bolted, aame rigfht out, down the fence, and beat the hounds three times, till when he next bolted, I closed the ho'e with a sod, and old Rioter killed him. A very pretty one, gave it to Capts. Cosens to stuff. Lexicon and Music were seem running a fox in view, by the farmers, and bad he not been so near George Williams's Cover, they must have run into him. February 9th, Broginan, Gogerddan Fox- hounds. Hounds left Morbcm on the- 7th, and stayed the night .at Lodge, went on to Gogerddan next morning, and went out the following morning to Broginan. I and Co!. Pryse and Ned, with them, started to be there by 9 a beautiful spring dav. Drew Br-ginan, Graig Wen, Graig Pistyll, passed Elgar to Bryngwyn, Maesnewydd Dingle, Lla/nlerry Porthh angel and Ffynnon. caradog, all b'ank, oould not imagine where r1}1 the foxes had got to. We were on the line of four separate foxes, but did not find them. Partnett- cut his back tremendously in Ffynnoncaradog Wood', a place as big as a oheese plate quite bare on the top of his back. We were close to home luckily, and I sewed it up at once, and it healed with the first intention, and has left scarcely any scar. It is not perceptible without lifting up the hair. and it have been done with wire. October 1411h, Letfge Park, Gogerddan Fox- hounds Rode Mabel to the meet wifth the hounds, and then rode Col. Pryse's Bay Cob huntirng, and very well he carried me: 8 coupie out. Found in Garth, and had 3 or 4 foxes on foot, very nearly did for a. cub, but he saved his life by changing foxes. A good field. Mr. Fryer, Col. Pryse, Capt. Cosen, Vaughan Davies, Holford, Mrs CoseJis and two friends, Two Miss Davies's Penpom. pren, Miss Loveden, Miss Grey, Mrs Holford. Mrs Fryer. We all breakfasted and lunched at Lodge Park (To be continued.)
CYMMRODClRION -SOCIETY. TTne annual meetjin^ of tfhe Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion was .held on Thurs day in London, Sir David Brynmor Jones, K.C., presiding. There was a large attend dance. Sir Vincent Evans presented the Ciuncil's report, which strlÚed there were 124 new members during the year, and that the roll now numbered 894. It had been decided to resume the annual banquets, and the Prime Minister had accepted the invitation to be principal guest at this year's. The Chairman moved the adoption of the report and congratulated Sir Vincent Evans. Ho was struck with the fact that the Society was the only one which showed no retarda- tion in its operations from causes arising from the war. Mr. H. W. Davis seconded, and Sir A. T. Davies supported a.nd referred to the Welsh Rural Lore scheme. He said that nothing bad occurred during his connection with tho Welsh Department had been more grati- fying than the way in which the Rural Lore Scheme recently launched by that department a.nd referred to in the report, was being taken up in Wales. The report was agreed to, and subscrip- tions to the fund for the Weish folk lore srtherme were received. LtOrd Clwvd paid 3 tribute to tho members of the Society who had died during the year. Mr. George Eyre Evans (AberyStwvTth), referring to among others the late Sir James Hills-Johnes, said he bad boen summoned to Dolauclothi for next Monday to receive further treasures found there. All present stood up as a 7ihut. to the dead. Lord Mostyn was unani mmisly re-eleoted president for the ensuing year. The vice-president and the Council were also re-elected.
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Comrades Column. (By F. S. Trufant, hon. sec., Aberarth Branch.) Somewhere in France or Flanders rests a comrade who eymboliises ah iaie (pitiful tragedy of war. He died before he knew the meaning of life—before he realised the signi- fican,ce of his new surroundings—before he knew his Comrades. He was not even a name to them. He was just "one of tho last draft": a civilian g ossed o- er by a scratchy and scurried military training, disguised in a uni- form, his identity submerged by a numbed. Some sudden gust of war obliterated him- and the ranks closed up. He was gone-that was all. He was whirled down into the mud tombs of Flanderst a writihing mass, a mother's son, and the comrade of every one of ua. Probabljr he fell unnoticed. The spot where he fell was unmarked, because it was "im- possible to mark it" Perhaps he lef no kith or kin to mourn him. But if his comrades did not know his name, they knew his spirit--fcr it was as their own. And in their memory of him exists an indestructible monument- a monument to one who all unconsciously helped to build with his humble body the foundation -of the victory the world needed. Someone who reads these lines marched be- side him, endured with him the awful ordeal of hell, exchanged yarns, shared grub, heard his iaugli, and this is how imperishable com- radeship grows. His tragedy was multiplied many thousands of times. Apart from the cens of thousands of untraced missing, there is a legion of those who in death left no ■ title deeds, legends, or traditions. And of almost all who died it: may be said that their names to the nation are unknown. Their kingdom is not of this earth—but the nation owes them recognition with those who led armies. It is a recognition tiie nation will rejoice to give, and the nation will honour it. se f in the' giving. During the past) few weeks the daily press has been full of references to tho visits of tourists to the battlefields of France and Flanders. Not long ago a leading paper pub- lished a pholiograph of a British cemetery and underneath was a paragraph setting forth that the photograph had been takeri from a car whilst passing the cemetery at forty miles per hour. One gathered that the points of interest did not lie in the picture itself but in the fact that it wag taken from a car running past at forty miles and hour. Another picture showed a motor char-a-baaic full of smiling faces, such a scene as one associates with a Saturday afternoon trip into Cho country. jiut> the paragraph below pro- claimed the smiling faces to belong to tourists "seeing the sights" where death and desola- tion reigned but a shorb year ago. Still an- other pc-per recently published an account of an hotel keeper at Arras glecfuUy anticipating a rush of tourists. Reading tliese accounts the ex-service man wi.l begin to perceive why he stood his corner in the game—who would trouble about such ideals as making t.,6 world safe for democracy and freefng the world from Prussian domination?" Thoso twms were bits of blull to provide us with a halo whilst we were ou loavo. Of course, we fought to create a little bit of interest aDd sessation, for those att home who were getting tirei of wild-west scenes in the 11 movies" and to cause a boom in hotel bookings round about Selectable Ypres. And now the censor has ceased his activities there is no longer any need to hide the fact that a million gallant souls departed this earth with no ot<her object than that of filling pretty cemeteries for ama- teur press photographers to practise on at forty miles per hour. But apart from a brief reflection on war aims which these things inspire—it makes one think. Arc the battlefields to be desecrated periodically for the next century by an in- vasion of tourists? Cannot the seekers of pleasure and sensation go elsewhere. Is it too much to ask of them that they should con- sider the feelings of those whose dear one's lie there? One would gather from recent re- ports that "the answer is in the negative." The British and French authorities thould and must combine to see that there shall be no joy-making on the battlefields, no desecration of the scenes of battles which shook civilisa- tion. During tho war we were hard put to it to find words strong enough to express our opinions of conchies, pofiteers, and the like; but the worst of these misfits were more human than those who would seek more profit or sen- sations over tihe graves of our glorious dead. The Comrades of the Great War have now a total of no fewer than 1,800 units estab- lished. There are some extremely strong branches in South Africa, Johannesburg, alone having some 8,000 members, and the last unit | of the former Returned Sailors and Soldiers Association in Natal has now thrown in its lot with the Comrades. In addition, there are now strong and flourishing branches of the Comrades in Rhodesia, Manila, Rio de Jan- eiro, Lagos (Nigeria), Brazil, Dahia, and Sao Paula. The Oldham Tramways Committee has de- cided to grant free passes on the cars to dis- charged service man who have been vounded to the extent thab they cannot move about j freely. Warrington Council has decided to do I the same. No doubt Aberystwyth wi.l do likc- wise if ever they have trams. It is with pleasure that I note that Borth Comrades are progressing so well. I felt cer- tain when I had the pleasure of opening the post that tliey were full of the true spirit of comradeship. The concert which was so splendid a success speaks for itself, Borth certainly leads the way as a "live" body, and shows a pattern to some other posts whose membership outnumbers them. It oniy proves at the more interest you take the more united and successful it will bccome and the greater will be the benefit to all dis- charged men. Let vnity be our motto—no politics, no parties, no class distinctions.
j Continued from previous column. j And I shivered in my study while you boasted boom of trade, I, with less than dustman's wages-for God's J bonus was unpaid. When I asked increase you wondered—did I wnrk for souls or gain ? Bear with me, my friends. Plain speaking to wise men is not in vain. If your high esteem breeds meanness when you fill these shces of mine, Put an angel in your pulpit and he'll never want to dine." J Then the pastor bowed dismisal as they gohiad from th. dpor, And again his hands plucked feebly, an:1 again he watched Death's shore. j Cardiff. H. A. BEAVAN.