— -*•- • —' WHY THE WISE RISE EARLY. It is a curious fact in psychology that nobody can stay at the same mental and physical level for twenty-four hours to- gether, says Science Siftings. In the morn- ing you are more matter-of-fact, for in- stance, than later in the day. It i- in the morning that the best lJrain work is done, too-brain work of the sort that requires industry and clear thinking. And it is about eleven in the morning that our body reaches its highest point of energy. In other words, you arc stronger, though almost imperceptibly, at eleven in the morning than at three in the afternoon. You resell that highest point twice in the day, for about five in the afternoon the muscular energy has risen again. But from five onward it declines steadily all through the evening, on till between 2 and 3 a.m. I*-
THE REAL ANCIENTS. When we use the expression as old as the hills we mean to imply that the hills were practically the first things on earth. As a matter of fact they were not; nor were the pyramids, nor were.the mother- in-law jokes, nor even Adam and Eve. The first things OIl earth were trees— living trees. It is said that if a tree were allowed to remain, its growth unimpeded by the ravages of the weather or the hatchets of men, it would never die, and this can well be believed considering the tremendous did age to which some trees have lived. There is a method of gauging the years of a tree by measuring' the circumference. This needs a large amount of scientific knowledge, and a more general way is to chop through the trunk and count the grained rings on one of the surfaces. Bv both of these methods trees of an enormous age have been discovered. In Fortingal, Perthshire, for instance, there is a yew that is more than five thousand years old. Then there are the giant red woods of California, about which everyone knows. But exceeding even these in years are the Montezuma cypres at Chepultepec, I Mexico, some of which are a hundred and eighteen feet in circumference and over six thousand years old.
SPERMACETI. Spermaceti is found dissolved in the more ordinary oil (or fat) which occupies a huge region above the bones of the upper jaw of the sperm-whale and gives it its barrel-shaped head. It separates, on cool- ing from the liquid oil, in crystalline flakes, forming great masses, which are purified by re-melting and cooling. In early times the fine waxy. flaky material thus obtained was known in samples of a few ounces, and sold by apothecaries. It was known that it came from a whale, and was believed to be the seed or sperm of that animal, hetice its name sperma oeti."
HOW ALFONSO MET HIS BRIDE. A story of King Alfonso's impatience on going to meet hie bridf on the frontier is told by Sir Maurice de Bunsen, for seven years British Ambassador at Ma-drid. sir Maurice said he was privileged to be at the meeting of King Alfonso and Princess Etia. which was at the uncomfortable hour of four or five o'clock in the morning, Kin' Alfonso kept coming up and saying Now, gentlemen, five hours still separate me from the happiness of my life," aud then later, "Now it is only four hours." Now only tlwee hours." &c. The mar- riage has been a very happy one. The j Queen soon became in many ways a thorough Spaniard, and was beloved of her people, whilst at the same time maintain- ing her life with the old country.
I I DEVYNOCK, I Sunday School Festival.—-On Whit- j Monday the Sunday schools in connection I with the Welsh Calviuist-ic Methodist Churches of Devyuock. Cray, Trecasile. Pentrefelin. ]>.ibeli, Baibrln and Traliwug held their a:i:; ui festival i t I Trinity Chapel, Devyuock. in t1L' afternoon, the meeting commenced with the reciting of a chapter by Miss Pric: Torffynon. The catechists were (he Rev. J). J. Eurfyl Jones. Dev the adult group, and the llev. David Williams, Trecastle, for the younger. The certificates awarded for proficiency shewn in the recent Sunday school written examination were 'distributed, and it is gratifying to note that the top place iu the county was taken by a boy from Devyuock, Master Tommy T* jynolds, son of Mrs. Reynolds, Bull Temperance Hotel. The evening service commenced with the reciting ot a chapter by Miss Davies, of C\Vmn:lÜ-1. ;111 I1:- Ti^v. Oven Ev.ms. B.tpiist minister. Senny- bridge, offered prayer. Suitable hymns were sung. and Miss Ceridwen Rhys accompanied the singing. Concert.—A grand concert was held at the Market Hall, Sennybridge, on Thursday evening in aid of the funds of the Sennybridge Discharged Sailors and Soldiers' Association and War Memorial. The chair was taken by Alderman Jenkin Williams, Trephillip. and there was a splendid audience. A fine programme of songs was contributed by well-known singers of the district and the entertainment also included two sketches, viz. Why young men don't marry by Miss Morgan and party, and u The new maid by Mr Tom Davies u The new maid by Mr Tom Davies and party, which were much appreciated. The accompaniments were efficiently played by Miss Evans, Penyvai, and Miss Thomas, Coedhywel.
THE CHINESE SCHOOLBOY. The Chinese boy begins to go to school at the age of six. He wears new clothes for the occasion, and, with his head freshly shaved, and his pigtail nicely plaited down his back, walks beside his father till he reaches the school. Here he marches up to the teacher, to whom he gives a present. Afterwards he takes his place on a high stool, behind one of the many little desks, and draws out from his great sleeves, which serve him as pockets, his slate, toys, and books. In Chinese schools the boys all shout out their lessons. in a very loud voice.
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CEFN COF-D. Successful Ju,fil,le Sale.—The sum of £ 32 was realised by the jumble sale held at the Church Hall, Cefn Coed, on Thursday, in aid of the Young Women's Christian Association. The arrange- ments were carried out by a committee of local ladies, with Mrs Lcighton Earle as president and Miss Nancy Jones sec- retary, while Mrs H. W. B. Cotterill, of Cvvntaif. rendered invaluable services by her assistance in Cwmtaff. The stalls were presided over by :-Refreshiiients, Mrs J. Davies (The Rectory). Mrs A. (tv> yii. Mrs H. AN". B. Cotterill. the Misses Howfield, Miss B. Gould. MissM. Morgan Women's stall, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Evans, Miss Morgan Children's, Mrs J. T. Peters Men's. Mrs Williams and Miss Xancy Jones China and Art, dll Miss Alice Bowen and Xurse Lucy Bowen Flowers, the Misses Williams Hats, Mrs F. S. S imons and Mrs Richards; Miscellaneous, Mrs Earle. Mrs Powell, and Miss Simon. j
LLANWRTYD WELLS, Urban Council.—At the monthly meet- ing of the Urban Council, held on Friday last, there were present Councillors D. T. Williams (chairman), E. S. Morgan. J. A. Davies, E. Williams, E. Price. X. Evans. and D. E. Jones, with the Clerk (Mr S. Griffith), and the Surveyor (Mr Rhys Willi,. Surveyor reported that the tar spraying of the roads was com- pletQd. The waier in the reservoir was low, but if care was taken to prevent waste there would be sufficient for the jpeeds of the town. Thirty-two loads of screened and washed sand had been carted to the filter bed, and lie hoped to have eight more loads taken up shortly, This would allow of a layer of four inches of fresh sand.—On the report of a nuisance on th Llandovery road. the Council decided to give the usual order for abatement.—The Housing Committee intimated that they hoped to have their scheme ready for presentation at the next meeting of the Council.—A letter was read from Mr D. Davies. the road scavenger, asking for an increase of the amount paid him. He stated that the cost of upkeep of horse and cart had in- creased enormously, and the work had also increased. It was agreed to ad- vance the sum paid from £ "Jo to £ 32 per annum.—The Chairman and Mr E. S. Morgan were deputed to attend the Welsh Home Rule Conference at Llan drindod, and the Chairman and Mr D. E. Jones weie appointed to attend the housing conference promoted by the Breconahire County Council.—The Chairman reported that he and Messrs D. E. Jones and J. E. Carey had that day had an interview with Mr 1. Campbell Davys, and discussed with him the pre- sent position and future development of Llanwrtyd Wells. Mr Campbell Davys promised to give the matter sympathetic consideration, and to write to the Council later on. Victory Holiday.—All previous Whit- holidays have this year been eclipsed. It i- calculated that six to eight hundred pleasure seekers detrained at the Spa on Saturday last. In sgite of the various extra attractions at other health resorts it is safe to say that Llanwrtyd has grown in popularity, hence the reason why those in authority should support in every way improvement and recon- struction.
BUILTH WELLS. Numerous Visitors.—Since Friday the housekeepers at Builth Wells have been very busy, and there is a record number of visitors in the town for Whitsun week. There is an extraordinary amount of bathing and boating going on. Paid Back.—At the meeting of the Builth Board of Guardians on Monday the Clerk reported that the Red Cross Society had contributed £ 32 towards the renovation of the pait of the institution used for a Red Cross hospital. Peace Celebration.—Mr Gilbert Eadie, chairman of the Builth Wells Urban "District Council, presided over a meeting of the Peace Celebration Committee held at the Foresters' Hall on Thursday even- ing last, when various sub-committees were elected. To France.—On Monday morning half a dozen volunteers for labour work on the old battlefields of France left the town, and several more are expected to leave shortly for the same country. Personal.—Mr Thomas Weale, Stone- I field, House. Cregrina, son of Mr W. A. Weale. has just been demobilised after serving in the King's forces for nearly five years. He was one of the first re- cruits from the Hundred House district, and weut 1:1 the early part of the war to Egypt, and from there to Palestine, where he saw a great deal of fighting. Rural District Council.—Mr Thomas Pugh (Wernfawr) presided over the monthly meeting of the Builth Rural District Council held on Monday, when Mr C. W. Woosnam and the Clerk were elected to represent the Council at a county conference on housing. Bazaar.—To augment the funds of Wesley Church a bazaar was held at the Foresters' Hall on Wednesday in last week. It was opened by Mrs Hughes (Llandrindod Wells), and the Revs. J. Wesley Hughes and W. Bell took part in the proceedings. Miss E. Catley pre- sented Mrs Hughes with a nice bunch of flowers.
ABERGWESSIN. The Moriah Congregational Church Sunday School members joined the other schools of the district at Troedrhiwdalar on the 4th inst., and took p-lrt in the annual Sunday School festival there.
FACTS AND FANCIES. BEAUTY OF BIRCH TREES. No trees of the hedgerow can compare with the birch—the Ladv of the Woods —for beauty and gracefulness. Its smooth. white, silvery looking bark and finely drawn out twigs distinguish it from its neighbours. Unsightly cracks and cre- vices are avoided during its growth by the constant peeling off of its papery bark. The horizontal lines and markings on the trunk are places" here air is admitted. Verv often the branches contain Witches' Brooms," a mixed up bundle of short twig's. These growths are sup- posed to be caused either by a fungus of some kind or through irritation produced 9 by the action of mites.that infest the buds and tender shoots. Sometimes the leaves of the birch are carefully cut and rolled up. Such birch screws are the in- geirous work of a beetle—a weevil—that thus prepares the leaf as a home for the young that will hatch from its eggs. The small, winged seeds of the birch are pro- duced in large numbers, and have some resemblance to small butterflies.
TRAJAN'S COLUMN. When the Romans came to the building of their great soldiers' monument, Tra- jan's Column, they put the statue of Tra- jan himself on the top of it, and it has always gone by his name. It celebrated the conquest of the Dacians by the Romans, after a hundred years of cb- stinate warfare, and, in a series of won- derful sculptures which ascend the whole monument in a spiral, it records the battles, engineering feats, and sufferings as C, z!1 prisoners and otherwise of the mass of Roman soldiers in Dacia. It is as clear a picture of the campaigns as a war cor- respondent could have written in a rook. It gives the common soldier great credit, although it represents him under Trajan's leadership at every turn. Trajan's Column, which still stands (though St. Peter now stands atop of it instead of the Roman emperor), is one of the greatest works of genius that the mind and hand of man have ever produced.
CURIOUS MEDICAL RELICS. The Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons can boast some curious relics. They include the body of the wife of one Van Butchell, which was embalmed by Dr. Cruikshank and William Hunter in 1775; the mummied body of a boy who died from plague in 1665; the skin of the heads of the three Macas Indians from Ecuador, ouriously preserved so as to contract to the size of a doll's head, and at the same time to retain the features of a living' in- dividual a collection of boots, shoes, and gloves worn by the Irish giant O'Brien; pieces of human skin which had formerly been found nailed to the doors of Wor- cester Cathedral and the churches of Hadstock and Copford, in Essex; and a cast of the head of Deeming, the murderer, who was hanged at Old Newgate in May, 1892.
CROP PROSPECTS. The Fruit Outlook, Misleading statements are appearing in sT>me of the papers with reference to the prospects of fruit and other crops this reason. For example, on the basis of a favourable report as to the outlook for strawberries and cherries in one district, prophecies have appeared as to the dale of those fruits at about :2d. per lb." in mid-season. The public will do well to i 'd I disregard all statements of this kind. The fruit crop at the moment promises to be good but not abnormal and in many districts it is threatened seriously by the caterpillars of the winter moth and the lackey moth and the apple blossom weevil. These enemies of the fruit grower have made great headway in the Gloucester. Hereford, and Wor- cester area during the past fortnight. Orchards where grease-banding was not practised and winter spraying was neg- lected through lack of labour or other cause are suffering badly from caterpillars and other insects. In another import;) ut fruit district, that covered by Cambs., Hunts., and the Isle of Ely. there are also bad caterpillar attacks and a certain amount of damage is also reported from Surrey. Fortunately, although there have been many cold nights during the past month. the dryness of the air has saved the fruit crops from injury by frost. The dry weather has also been favourable on the whole to the' early potatoes and last week the first rows were lifted in West Cornwall, the crop being satisfactory alike iu, weight and quality. The drought is likely to have the effect of decreasing materially the weight of the hay crop. Autumn-winter wheat generally looks well. although in places it is a little yellow. Spring corn in many parts has made only slight progress owing to the drought and there appears to be some damage by wireworm. In the heavy land districts the soil has cracked ex- tensively. whilst in the light land districts the root crop is causing some anxiety. Until the showers of Wednesday 110 rain had fallen in many parts of the i country for nearly a month but in some districts there was a fairly heavy rainfall on Sunday week.
GLASBURY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours. Eisteddfod.—On Whit Monday a very interesting eisteddfod and concert was held in connection with the Congrega- tional Church. There was a very good attendance, but it was regrettable that in some cases the competition was not keener. The conductor was Principal Lewis, Brecon, and he fulfilled his duties admirably. He also made a most capable adjudicator of the music, giving very helpful suggestions to young competi- tors. The two choirs (ladies and juven- iles) gave beautiful renderings of their respective pieces under the capable training of Mr H. W. Phillips, Brecon, nnd well deserved the 1st prize. Mrs Mortimer Baylis gave a most interesting and edifying lecture on needle-craft from the earliest ages, and Prof. J. Evans, although a bachelor, lucidly criticised the love letters and the patriotic poem. The winners were as follows :—Boys' solo, Hector Morgan duett, Edna Davies and 01 wen Jones tenor solo, Mr D. Price, Senny Bridge juveuile choir, conductor, Mr H. W. Phillips, Brecon bass solo, Mr D. Price, Sennybridge soprano solo, Miss Phillips, Brecon; ladies' choir, conductor, Mr H. W. Phillips,Brecon; love letter, MrG.T. Jones (Madoc Fychan), and Mr Roderick best hand-made bag, Miss Dorothy Lloyd girls' solo, Edna Davies and Florrie Williams poem, Madoc Fychan, Rev. D. C. Lloyd contralto solo, Miss Wilson, Talyllyn. Great credit is due to Rev. D. C. Lloyd, Mr Jenkin Morgan and Mr Wilfrid Lloyd for organising such a successful enterprise. A concert was held in the evening, the winning com- petitors providing the programme. Miss Doris Telling was the accompanist for Mr H. W. Phillips's Brecon choirs. Cycling Success.—Mr C. Whittal won the 1st prize, Y,5, in the champion cycle race at Weobley sports. Death and Funeral.—Miss Vaughan, a well-known and highly respected parish- ioner, died in Hay Hospital on Saturday, after a long and painful illness. The funeral took place in Hay Cemetery on Whit-Monday. She was nearly 70 years old.
TALGARTH. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay. daily, all hours. Talgarth Man Honoured. Mr D. Morgan, of Oriel Terrace, Talgarth, who for the past seven years has been assistant superintendent of the Prudential Assurance Company for the district, has been appointed superintendent of the same company at Ammanford. His promotion to this important district proves his excellent results at Talgarth. With the object of showing how highly Mr Morgan was appreciated a compli- mentary luncheon was held at the Castle Inn, Talgarth, on Friday, May 30th, when he was presented by the Prudential staff in this area with an office chair for himself and a copper water jug for Mrs Morgan. Mr Lambert, district superin- tendent, Brecon, presided, and the I speeches showed how much Mr Morgan's departure is regretted. The best wishes of all follow him to his new sphere of I duty.
AH OBJECT LESSOR E. TRADE POLICY. HOW INDUSTRIES CAN BE SAYED There arc some people who are so bound by pedantry that they have learned nothing from all the experiences they have gone through during the last few years. In this category we may place those purblind followers of the Cobdenite fetish who are so anxious for the restoration of the pre-war economic policy of free imports, without regard to the effect which such a policy must have upon the producing industries and therefore upon the wealth of the country. It matters little to these people that shortly before the war they threatened to deluge the country with German propaganda in support of the mainten- ance of "Free Trade". Eminent German professors, some of whom have since gained unenviable notoriety through their work during the war, were prepared in I 11114, under Free Trade LIlion auspices, to teach the British manufacturer and the Britsh workman that their economic salvation lay in the maintenance of "Free Trade." PLAYING THE GERMAN GAME. Such propaganda suited Germany admirably and if only we in this country would return to the discredited Cobden- ite policy it would give the Germans a glorious opportunity for pursuing their ) methods of peaceful penetration—in which, let it be said, they displayed more skill and ingenuity than in the display of brute force--is-lille America 01 the one side of the globe and Japan 011 the other would be able to develop their manufact- uritig ancl selling organisations long before the Englishman has a chance of i getting a look in. I The recent announcement of the closing of the huge spelter works at Avonmouth is a leininder that under "Free Trade" foreign nations were permit- ed to import raw materials found within the Empire and to give wide employment to their people in working up these I materials in the manufacture of articles the free importation of which into this country effectively prevented the estab- lishment of similar industries here. Our present statesmen, unfortunately, have not displayed the prescience of Mr Chamber- lain, then Colonial Secretary, who, in 1903, prevented the tin industry from falling into the hands of foreigners as did the Zinc and spelter industries. Tin ore obtained in the Federated Malay States I was then in danger of being taken to a foreign country and smelted there, but the action of the Government on that occasion saved this important industry. I THE PALM KERNEL INDUSTRY. A similiar action taken in 191 G bids fair ¡ to recover for this country another I important industry which would never have fallen into the hands of Germany but for the policy of laissez-faire prevail- I ing at the time in this country. The palm kernel industry is a case in point and it illustrates the economic advantage arising from the adoption of the resolu tions passed at the Paris Conference in 191 (i. Before the war Germany im- ported about 90 per cent. of the palm kernels shipped from (for the most part) British Colonies and Protectorates OIl the West African coast. At that time there were only six kernel crushing mills in England. As soon as the war broke out in 1914 it was foreseen that the natives of West Africa would have a very great proportion of their palm kernels thrown upon their hanch, owing to the following facts :—Firstly, there would be no German ships to carry the stuff away, and secondly, there were not enough kernel crushing mills in England to cope with the imports, even should the British steamship companies find the ships to remove them. The question that faced the British seed crushers was, would it be worth their while to adapt their mills, built for crushing cotton seed or linseed (both well established trades) to the crushing of palm kernels, which had become a recognised German industry ? CHEAP FOOD AND MORE EM- PLOYMENT. There was no doubt about the impor- tance of the trade in palm kernel oil. The manufacturers of margarine were crying out for it so that they might supply the people of this country with cheap vegetable butter to supplement the limited output of butter made frogimilk. What caused the seed crushers to delay in adapting their mills to this compara- tively new industry was the fear that the war being over, the trade would re vert to Germany, a country so well equipped with mills and machinery as to make competition almost hopeless. The Britished Government appointed a Committee to study the question of the supply of raw products producing oil and fats from British sources, and finally induced seed crushers to lay out their capital in building kernel crushing mills by permitting the imposition of a differential export tax of f2 per ton to be exacted from those West African merchants who choose to ship their kernels to a foreign country. This gave the required impetus to the building of more kernel crushing mills, and more margarine manufactories, so that at the present time there are over 20 mills in existence, and England is and will be able to cope with all the palm kernels that West Africa can export. Not only has the British workman benefited by a full supply of fats and oil during these hard time?, but thousands of extra labourers earning good wages have been employed in this new industry. Another exceedingly interesting fact
f BRECON Bkmm fATALITY. Witness's Conduct Com- mended by Jury, Mr M. F. Thomas (coroner) conducted an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of Win. Johnson, a clerk, of Ebbw Yale, who was staying at the house of Mrs Whatley, 22, John street, Brecon, and who was drowned whilst bathing in the river Usk early all Tuesday morning. Mr William Davies was foreman of the Jury, John F. Smith, of Ebbw Yale, stated that Johnson was .'>3 years of age and lodged at the Y.M.C.A., Church Street, Ebbw Vale, and was a clerk at the Ebbw Yale Steel Works. Deceased crhne to Brecon on Saturday afternoon and wit- ness cam? by G.W.R. car en Sunday morning. lie was a friend of deceased and came to Brecon to stay over Whitsun with him. Miss Skinner accompanied F.o'v.v Yale, and stayed with her sister, Mrs vYhatloy. 7-30 a.m. oil Tuesday, deceased went to II the Promenade with the intention of bathing from the old bathing place on the town side of the Swimming Club pavilion. He undressed on the bank and dived from the spring board. Witness was standing on the platform at the time he had no intention of bathing. Johnson fell flat on the water, and apparently in an ex- hausted condition swam to the centre. He then turned.011 his back and seemed to be in trouble. Witness called to him twice Are you in trouble, Bill ? but got no answer. As deceased seemed to be struggling, witness stripped and swam towards him, but not being a good swim- mer, and having a bad leg, he could not I do much, and deceased disappeared. Miss Skinner had accompanied them up the Promenade and was sitting on the path- way above. Witness returned to the bank and shouted for help and David Phillips, of Brecon, came, took off his coat and boots and went into the river. He dived twice'for the body and succeeded in bringing it to land, assisted by witness. Artificial respiration was commenced, and continued until the doctor came. De- ceased had been in the Army four years. He was in difficulty when bathing some time ago. He and witness had not been to swim before. They realised the river was deep. Dd. Phillips, mason, Watergate, Brecon, deposed that he ran to the old bathing place in response to the call for help, and was informed by Smith that his friend was in the water. Witness saw deceased lying on the bed of the river with face upwards, a little more than half-way out. He took off his coat, waistcoat, and shoes, plunged in, and at the second dive managed to raise the body, which he took across to the weir side. John Vaughan commenced artificial respiration, but there were no signs of life. The body was quite straight. R. Hopkins, of Brecon, gave evidence, to the effect that his brother, at Phillips's call, took off part of his clothing and plunged into the river to help him get the body out. Witness could not swim enough to cross the river. He ran round by the weir, and when he got there they started artificial respiration and carried it on for about half an hour continuously, until the doctor came. Dr. Shingleton Smith stated that about 8-30 a.m. on Tuesday he was called to Newton Pool and went as quickly as he could, and found Davies and others trying artificial res- piration with deceased. He examined the body and found it quite dead. The jurv returned a verdict of accidental drowning, and recommended that Phillips's conduct should be brought to the notice of the Royal Humane Society.
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. Visitors.—A large number of visitors have arrived at this popular health resort for the Whitsuntide holidays. Parish Church.—The services in the Parish Church on Whit-Sunday were well attended. There was a celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 a.m., Matins at 11 a.m., and Evensong at (i. The services were fully choral, and a strong choir, trained by Mr D. J. Davies, sang very effectively. The Rector intoned and officiated throughout. The anthem was "The Comforter," which was efficiently rendered, the tenor solo being taken by Mr D. J. Davies and the baritone solo bj" Mr T. Jenkins. Miss Katie Phillips presided at the organ.
BEULAH. Sunday School Febtival.-Oti Wed- nesday last week the members of the Beulah Congregational Sunday School attended the annual festival, which was held at Troedrhiwdalar this year. I" (; I I NN' I' s -I" The usual services were held at this church on Whit-Sunday, viz. Welsh Communion at 10 a.m., English at 11 a.m., and English service in the evening. The Vicar (the Rev. J. Y., Evans) officiated. The church was beautifully decorated by Mn; Evans, the Yicarage, and Mr T. Smith, gardener, Llwyn- madoc, and his assistants.
GARTH. The Late Mr Eaton.—We regret to record the death of Mr Eaton, of Garth, which took place on Wednesday, May 28th' He was engaged until about three years ago at the Garth brickworks, as mechanic. Since then he had been unable to work, and was a great sufferer from a disease which proved fatal. Much sympathy is felt for his widow. He was buried at Llanlleonfel Church et on the following Saturday, the Rector (Rev. J. Evans, -Llazigtmm arch) offici- ating.
An Appeal to Employers. Following out its policy of enlisting the sympathy of employers in the work of resettlement which it has in hand the Ministry of Labour announces in our advertisement columns to-day the addres- ses at which employers may secure the services of men and women to work in al- most any capacity. The Ministry, through its Employment Department (which controls the Employ- ment Exchonges, where adult male and female and juvenile labour may be recruited, and special machinery has been set up for disabled men), the Appointments Department (which deals with officers and men of higher education) the Nurses' Resettlement Committee (which deals with trained sisters and nurses), and the Women's Professional Register(which has on its books numbers of highly-trained women) is able to supply the needs of almost any employer, and is anxious to secure further co-operation in order that its resettlement work may be fully performed. The Prime Minister and Sir Robert Home, the Minister of Labour, have recently appealed to employers and their appeals have been emphasised by Sir Douglas Haig in his public speeches. A further appeal is now made to them to co-operate in the work of resettlement.
-n_ in favour of protection brought out by this movement is that two of the most important Dutch firms have found it wise to transfer their seed crushing and margarine making machinery from Holland to the banks of the Thames. Palm kernel oil as a food product is now, therefore, far too valuable to be used for making soap and candles as. "vas formerly the case.