THE RISING FLOOD. LONDON'S GERMAN CHURCH. It sounds incredible, but it is true, that until a quite recent Sunday the German church in London, at Forest Hill, was well filled every Sabbath Day with pious wor- shippers from the Fatherland, at large and free in our metropolis to do just as they please. What manner of prayer and praise went on in that house of worship we do not precisely know; but since the German national petition, constantly upraised on week-day and Sunday by the whole Germanic peoples—God punish England—fairly reflects the Teutonic spirit towards ourselves, we may conclude that London Germans in the enjoy- ment of our hospitality prayed in the manner of this national desire. Thanks to the rising temper of our people, the visits of Zeppelins, and their slaughter of our innocents, the enemy's house of prayer in London will resound no more, until this war be ended anyhow, with its Hymns of Hate. About the hour of worship on a recent Sun- day a multitude of Londoners, angry but orderly, gathered round this place of worship, and there, in the open, they held such a de- monstration of united, though thoroughly con- trolled, anger and animosity to the traitor- alien amongst them that the, latter in his numbers resolved that no prayer and, praise and no Song of Hate should be uplifted that day. Not only that, but there is to be no more devotion of the same order indulged in there until the end of the war. If only we learn wisdom, and practise the same—and we are on the way to that—no German will ever worship in that place again. Then the demonstrators, having scored so completely over the cliurch-folk, retired to de- monstrate further at the Forest Hill railway station on the South Eastern and Chatham line. That sounds an odd retirement, from church to railway, of a Sunday morning. By way of explanation it may be told'—how well our enemies manage these things in Eng- land !—that the church is hard by the station and the main line. Here, as in a hundred other places all over the country, the enemy held a strategic position, admirably suited in times of trouble, or in preparing for the same, to make havoc on one of our main lines of transport and communication. This highly successful piece of work was arranged and carried out by officers and mem- bers of the Anti-German Union. It is an example of thorough effectiveness that should be copied all over the kingdom. HOW THE MOVEMENT SPREADS. Mark what follows in the track of the de- stroyer—not panic fear, as in his stupidity lie hopes; but action, unity, resolution. There will be more of this to say hereunder; but wherever the Zeppelin, drops his bombs there follows a wave of anti-German! wrath. South- end has, felt the destroyer's hand. There is now already a big battalion formed in Southend beneath the banner of the Anti-German Union. Southend is being thoroughly canvassed; shops, hotels, and townspeople are coming willingly into line-to boycott the German, his goods and gear; to de-ny him a market and hospitality—in general, to cast him out for what he is, foul brood within our national hive. At a crowded meeting at South Nor- I wood the other day, at the local branch hundreds of adherents joined; and with adherence went the pledge — not to deal with the enemy, to hunt him out, to boy- cott him, and report him for attention by the authorities. As a further token of the strengthening of anti-German feeling, too, many are even renouncing further association with alien enemies whom once they called acquaintances or friends. The Union's- stall at the Grocers' Exhibi- tion at Islington was a pronounced success, attracting widespread interest and many adherents. Here was observed, a sign that a vast deal of anti-German, work remains to be done. It was a frequent occurrence at Islington that when a passer-by, man or woman, was asked1 to join the Union he would serenely refuse, saying, No, I am a Cher- man." This, in London, where Zeppelins float above No comment is needed. HAIL, ZEPPELIN! It sounds like rampant pro-Germanism,, and a welcome to the slayer of harmless citizens. And, in fact, since Germany must continue in this its most brutal and stupidest blunder— for the Zeppelin as a military machine is harmless—so the destroyer, in an Ilgly way, is welcome. For witness Southend and up along the East Coast: where he would terrify he raises a Citizen Army to expel and destroy his own vile compatriots. Now he has found London-led by the silver-shining Thames and his industrious fellow-countrymen, with their secret signalling, to his mark-what is to happen? The authorities toyed with the enemy alien question and ignored the public. Then the Lusitania was torpedoed, and the Govern- ment was impelled, from the rear, by popular clamour, into making a show—for they did little else—of interning or deporting the enemies at large. Then the toying was re- sumed. It is known that there are still at large in London at least 6,000 Germans, natu- ralised and otherwise, who by any sane man should be rated as suspect. Now the Zep- pelins are come to London—the heart of our country and Empire, the core and imme- morial centre of our race. Is it to be doubted that these death-dealing monsters have been gtid-ed upon their way by some I of these 6,000 or more of enemies within London's huge .area? It may be doubted-by fools only. Months ago the Zeppelins, no doubt making trial runs, visited the Eastern Coast here and there, and long since the coastline and a wide strip of inland territory were declared a pro- hibited area-that is, a place to be swept clean of every known, possible suspect, alien enemy, naturalised or not, or home-grown. Weeks since, the Zeppelins have struck home in the heart of the Empire, and beyond ques- tion will strike again and again, deadlier and deadlier blows. Yet the 6,000 or so enemies of our race—worshippers and, where pos- sible, guides of the destroyers—not only are still at large in London, but London is not yet declared to be a prohibited area—Lon- don, the seat of Government, shrine and treasure-house of our kingdom and Empire. Is it not time that such incomparable do- nothingness were torpedoed into activity? Mr. Lloyd George has told us what it is that awaits us if wo fail to put forth all our strength, industrial and military-it is to be disaster unspeakable. Let him now, who dare be frank about the nation's imminent peril. < its needs and duties' in meeting the peril-let. him say in his own manner what he thinks of > this—this suffering the enemy to run loose in his thousands, to light the aerial slaughterers upon their way and rejoice in their evil-doing. And yet, in his grisly way, Count Zeppelin is welcome, or say. no unmixed evil. If the Government sits with idle hands while Lon- don is burning, and if London must be bombed into heed of her own peril, then so it must be; let us give what thanks we may to Recruiting-Sergeant Zeppelin. Already the inflow of recruits to the Anti-German Union is rising towards the flood-mark. The lion, secretary and staff, overworked, but smiling, confident, and serene, are reaning the reward of their endeavour, and looking confidently for more, at 346, Strand, London, W.C.
BRYNMAWR. NEW CLEEK TO URBAN COUNCIL. Mr D. Gibson Harris, solicitor, Bryumawr and Ebbw Vale, was uu»oimi.>uti»y appointed clerk to the BryDmawr Urban Dintrict CooDcil on tbe 15th iost. There were foor applicants. The general district rate for the Brynamwr area for the coming year was fixed at Is 6d in the 4, and the coming water rate 6d in the JE.
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.t' CRICKHOWELL GUARDIANS. Economy at the Workhouse. At the fortnightly meeting of this Board, Mr Gwilym C. James in the chair, Mr Enoch Griffiths, in accordance with notit, proposed that the resolution adopted by tfhe Board to alter the dietary at the Workhou?e by the adoption of bread, cheese, and coffee, instead of meat dinners, on Fridays, be rescinded. He said that if the Board wanted to economise, they ought not to commence with the food of the inmates. They could very well cut down their expend- iture in other directions. Mr Wm. Jones, in seconding, said they were coming to a pretty state of things to interfere with the food of the inmates in the manner suggested. Mr T. M. Williams remarked that they were not depriving the inmaoos of their food in any way by the change. Did they really consider it a hardship to have bread, cheese, and coffee instead of a meat dinner ? He certainly did not. Mr Evan Williams said the change was a very small one. The Local Government Board had asked them to economise. Mr W. G. Watkins said his only fear was that the old people would not be able to digest the cheese. The Chairman replied that the Medical Officer would meet any difficulty in that direction. They had to economise all round, as far as it was possible. Mr F. W. Prole said the recommendation of the Committee did not in his opinion go half far enough. The Committee ought to be strengthened with a view to inquiries in every direction. They would then see where expenses could be cut down. Mr A. J. Thomas agreed with Mr Prole, and added that the dietary, for instance, could be altered. Mr Enoch Griffiths, in closing the debate, said it was a hardship to cut down the food of the people in the way suggested. The resolution was lost by 5 votes for and 15 against. Mr Griffiths, as a parting thrust, said that now the Guardians had cut off the inmates' dinner, they could also dispense with their own dinners in the same way. The Chairman moved, Mr T. M. Williams seconded, and it was resolved to pay the Master (Mr H. D. Goodchild) the sum of tio for the extra work devolved upon him from March 9th last to August 21st, when the house was without a porter.
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A French View of Strikes in War Time, In an interesting little War volume The German Danger," primarily designed to enforce the importance of good rifle shooting, M. Maxime Hebert, a Frenchman who I reveals an intimate knowledge of Germany's extraordinary preparations, writes as follows with regard to strikes :— i It is urgently necessary that complete union be maintained among all classes of society, and that the general effort is directed to the single end of defeating an odious enemy. Nothing could be mere reprehensible than that strikes and industrial strife should I occur at such a time as this, when they may involve consequences most deplorable for the country, and later on, by indirect result, for their authors. Surely no citizen of the Allies would wish to accuse himself of a single action which could possibly redound to the benefit of his worst enemy, Germany Any strike or stoppage of work would be to-day a crime against one's country, and therefore an alliance with the hated enemy. Are not the workers aware that their country is passing through the greatest danger that has ever threatened it in all its history ? They are free from conscription at least they should do all in their power to help their comrades who have offered them- selves freely for the firing line, and who now, for them and for all, give their blood and their lives. Have they reflected that the Kaiser and his generals rub their hands at the news of a massacre in which hundreds or thousands of our poor soldiers have been cut down by their shot and shell ? Do they think of the ruins that are heaped up day after day, and do they wish that these acts of odious barbarity should last still longer with their connivance ? As far as France is concerned, the war has wiped out the great party divisions, and instead we see an admirable spirit of unity and sacrifice which must lead us to victory. In place of strikes and stoppages of work, which are of advantage only to the enemy, holidays should be entirely suspended (there is too much time lost in this connection in England), and work should be carried on energetically, night and day, Sundays and holidays, until the hated enemy is brought low. While time is being lost elsewhere, in Germany work is being carried on with unwearying stubbornness, without the loss of a single minute, so that she may reach her aim. Do we always remember this ? The German Danger is published by the Letchworth Garden City Press at Is.
I SWINE FEVER CURSE. I Board of Agriculture's New Common Sen d Policy. In view of the need for husbanding the food supply of the country, the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries decided last August that the slaughter of pigs for the purpose merely of reducing the risk of the spread of swine fever should be resorted to as little as possible, and that the slaughter of breeding sows or partially matured animals purely as a matter of precaution should be avoided. The Board has tnerefore relied on isolation combined with the slaughter of all swine distinctly sick of swine fever at the time of diagnosis. Meanwhile, investigations into the efficacy of the injection of anti-swine-fever serum which were being carried out before the war began have been continued, and the results obtained, together with the evidence accumulated as to its use in other countries, show that if proper precautions are taken immunity from swine fever can be estab- lished by serum treatment. The Board are now in a position to offer serum treatment of pigs free of cost, in the early stages of an outbreak of swine fever, and they wish to impress on all owners that to obtain the best results from this treatment notification of the suspected existence of swine fever on their premises should be made at the earliest: possible date. Any delay in notifying not only renders the owner liable to prosecution for failing to comply with the provisions of Article 1 (1) of the Swine Fever Order of 1008, but also tends to increase his loss owing to more pigs becoming affected before serum treatment is- carried out.
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AGRICULTURAL NOTES. BY A PRACTICAL FARMER. THE INDUSTRIALISED FARM. The complaint of a farmer's son that there Do opening in the agricultural industry for k qualified man who lacks capital has fought a suggestion of great interest from C. S. Orwin, of th^ University of Oxford In- stitute for Research in Agricultural Economies. The farmer's son may have familiarised him- &elf with every sort of practical farm work at by his industry and intelligence he may j^ve won a scholarship at an agricultural col- ,e8e> and thus have acquired a sound know- jdge of agricultural science, agricultural and other matters affecting farm nianage- ent; but at the end cf it all, unless he has e command of capita!, there is, says Mr. ^rwin, no openincr fur him in this country. nd he can never hope to put his knowledge Itt,D practice except by emigration. In this respect agriculture seems to be in Unique position, for in every other form of Ilidustry the improver, the departmental man- er, and the uoneral manager, are to be met \\ith as salaried officials not necessarily com- manding capita'. Is it not possible that the tilie has CO::1( for the development in England of the industrialised farm, the farm of 5,000 t 4eres or more, organised in departments f such as, say. horses, cattle, sheep, tallage, Machinery, labour, and so on, each with its ^partroenta.! hea-d. These would form collectively a board of Management under the chairmanship of a Managing director, who could watch the work- lllg of the enterprise, and develop it on the 1410st productive lines, with the assistance of the information supplied to him by an ade- quate system of farm records and depart- mental accounts. The industrialised farm would give many ttieir opportunity, and the chance of becoming highly qualified specialists in that branch of Arming which appealed most strongly to them; it would bring the agricultural industry -to closer touch with the world of finance, luld would direct the flow of capital into the Country; it would enable the fullest advantage to be taken of labour-saving machinery; it Would ra-ise the status of the labourer to that Of the meehanic; it would increase production 'nd. reduce its cost. Hitherto attention has been directed solely tO the multiplication of small holdings, but these are essentially uneconomic units of pro- duction, and the time may have come for a Sweater degree of amalgamation of holdings, m Combined with some form of co-operative m&n- K- emnt, as a solution of many problems of labour, finance, and the need for a higher standard of production. HP MANURING BEANS. A striking wa.y of demonstrating the value of experiments in manuring crops has just been tried with great success by the East Suf- County Council. They exhibited speci- on a stand at the Ipswich Corn Market, load naturally, these attracted much atten- tion. Prominent among the exhibits were ff^cimens of beans. Experiments in manur- 1!\g these have been conducted for some years at Saxmundham Experiment Station, and in Addition to this several similar experiments have been made on the farms of various far- mers in the county. The experiments at Saxmnndham have re- sulted in more marked differences between the plots than will of ten be the case on ordi- nary land. Mr. Oldernhaw, agricultural Organiser for the county, points out that they Rive very valuable information as to what are | Actually the requirement? of beans, from a Hianuria! point of view. It is evident from, tfccce e::per;ments that the plant food:- most Reeled by beans are phosphates and potash. Phosphates alone have given excellent re- mits, whilst phosphates and potash together given almost as large a total yield, over period of fourteen years, as has farmyard Manure. The latter manure has given excel- lent results—it has not been tried, however, Q} conjunction with superphosphate. The farmer's experiments have confirmed results obtained at Saxmundham. Thus ^st year, on a farm, about equal results were Siven by a complete manure ancl.by slag and ?Uiriate of potash. The land in question, however, had not received farmyard nsaiirre some time. All things considered, and in view of the impossibility of obtaining porn?h, 5^'ing to the war. it is probable, says Mr. P^dershaw. that the method of manuring "eans most 'iUely to be profitable .during the ?°niing year will be a. light cr medium dr2"5- 109 of farm' :1'd manure with. snv. „ ^perphosohate. or 4cwt. Whore farm- ■K :Ya.rd manure is not. available, then n¡t1:c-r H ^^ger ouairtiiies of rhsj or suner may be uh-cI. FAKED WHEAT DRESSING. Nothing '■°ms to escape the unwelcome attentions r.f the adulterator, who is about the f"°rst of the manv «orts of thieves. Even the o.Ue ritrto) VVRTV for the purpose of dressing > |^fd wheat is often faked," and therefore -i kLe (I f must, be careful to obtain the material of a pure character. According to the reports the principal chemist of the Government laboratory, blue vitriol or copper sulphate is frequently adulterated with iron sulphate. Samples taken of parcels sold by chemists and others for wheat dressing" were examined Mth a view of ascertaining their purity ,eTl( fo:' the proposed purpose. Some of the samples, although labelled "copper sul- Phate" or "blue vttriol," contained large Quantities—50 to 70 per cent.—of iron sul- Phate; and other samples described under Various fancy names, or "wheat dressing," ntained only about 20 per cent. of the active ltlgr.edi.ent, copper sulphate. I When purchasing blue". vitriol (sulphate of OPpH) care should be taken to demand a pre- set of 98 per r-orit. purity, while the article Offered as agricultural sulphate of copper hould be-carefullv avoided. The usual Adulterant is sulphate of iron. which is Mitch cheaper. An easy test for the presence of i rsn< in sulphate of copper lS to dissolve a little in water and add am- monia. constant!v stirring until a deep blue jqnid is formed.' Any quantity of brown flecks boating about in this blue liquid indicates the Presence of so much iron that the sulphate of "OPP,er should be subjected to a proper analy- Sls before use. TWELVE YEARS' MILK RECORDS. Systematic milk recording has now been Carried on in Scotland since 1903, and) a re- Port just issued by the Scottish Mil'k Records Association gives a very instructive summary f twelve years' work and progress. ,v, touring the year 26,424 cows were tested. ^lis number, though an increase1 of 3,608 oyer '€ previous year, is still a small proportion j^ot more thaw 6 per cent.) of the total num- of dairy cows in the country. But the im- Provement effected in the herds tested by association gradually penetrates, mainly hfough the distribution of good milk record lr«s, to the other dairy throughout the j^Untry. The local record societies num- i^r«d; thirty-six in 1914, and the number of f^rds tested was 641, an increase of sixty on + e year. In twelve years the number of cows *ested has increased from 1,342 to 26.424; and. .has been pointed out, if the rank and file of airy farmers could only fully realise the ^&at advantage which a large number of the enterprising farmers are receiving from recording, for a comparatively small ex- r^diture of monev and with hardly any /°ubl« atr all. progress would be mucli more fapi^ 1 o he main object of the association is to Rsr,i, jj Slst dairv farmers to grade up the dairy the country to a higher plane of pro- ^ction bv systematic selection and careful beyond doubt that a good lining cow produces her milk much more £ °fitably to her owner than a poor milking The difference iu the yearly cost of nan,ce of a cow giving 474 gallons of and one giving 714 gallons (the stan- adopted in the association's scheme of j^^fication) is slight, while the difference in ri5 is no less than 240 gallons of milk. "tik;le association aims especially to increase Proportion of eligible for Class I., *9 restricted: to cows giving an annual of not less than 714 gallons of fairly The proportion of such cows ii tested in recent years has been ap- Mereased, and this would hardiy tta? likely to h«ppe» but for tl*e asco- good wort. -• L
Rheumatism and Kidney Trouble. FREE TREATMENT. Rheumatism is dun to one acid crystals ia She jointa and mnseleH, ihe result of exs^ssive uric acid iu ihe ayaiew thai tbe kidneys failed to remove as nature intended, and this acid is mostly the cause of backache, lambago, sciatica, goat, urinary trouble, stone, gravel, and dropsy. The success of 'Estora Tablets, for the treatment of rheumifcistn and other forms of kidney ■ trouble, is due to the fact that they restore the kidcieya to healthy aotiou and thereby remove the cause of the trouble, which ner:eBfci;rily removes the ill-tffecta that spring from it, and have cured numberless cases after the failure of other remedies, which accounts for them faBfc superseding out-of-date medicines that are sold at a price beyoud all but the wealthy and so often fall short of the wonderinl claims made that cooflrienoe haa been lost in them. To prove Estora Tablets faily warrant their dcscription-an honest remedy at an honest pdce-oue full box of 40 tablets will be sent to rJsderi of the "Brecon County Times" as a free sample on receipt of this notice and 3d in stamps to cover postage, packing, etc. SoJd by chemists, lilt per box of 40 tablets or 6 boxts for 6/. For full box Bample address K,tora Co., 132, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.
Bishop's Wife Injured. While the Bishop of St. David's, with Mrs Owen, their eldest son and daughters, were motoring- from St. David's to Aber- gwili Palace an accident occurred soon after passing Dowrog1 Moor, St. David's. It appears that the Rev. J. Abel, a Non- conformist minister at St. David's, was returning from Upper Harglodd Farm riding a motor-bicycle, with side car attached, and in order to avoid a collision the driver of Dr. Owen's car ran it into the hedge, with the result that Mrs Owen received severe injuries to the body, which necessitated her being brought back to St. David's, where she was attended by Dr. Wilfred Williams. The Bishop and the other members of the party escaped with a severe shaking.
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