f fOUNPBD 1830. ￼ This Firm has since Furnished many Thousands ￼ of Houses, and they are now wa!tmg to o!- FURNISH YOUR HOME. Notwithstanding the present great scarcity, you will find everything required for COMPLETE FURNISHING in the vast Stocks still held by the Well-known Old-established Flrm- BEVAN & COMPANY who stand to-day in the Front Rank of the Furnishers of the United Kingdom. e BEVAN & COMPANY, LTD., CWMBACH BUILDINGS, I 280, OXFORD STREET, LLANELLY. ) SWANSEA. And throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire. For Immense selection of Newest Designs, Excellence of Quality, and at most Moderate Prices, place your order with BEVAN & COMPANY Wales' Largest Furnishers. Their long experience and reputation are of themselves a reliable assurance that Customers may confidently rely upon entire satisfaction. The Return Fares of Cash Customers paid, and Goods delivered free up to 200 miles from all Branches. Sales by Auction. GLASFRYN, Llandilo, Within easy distance of Ffairfach Railway Station. IMPORTANT SALE OF SUPERIOR HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. Mr. W. N. JONES HAS received instructions from Mr. D. W. Evans (who is leaving) to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place, on THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 28th, 1918, the whole of the Choice and Well-made Household FURNITURE, Viz.:— Large and Beautifully Carved Bookcase, Large and Handsomely Carved Sideboard, Dining Room Su.te in Morocco Leather, Saddlebag Suite. 1 very fine 10,bore Do'j.ble- Barrelled Gun, 1 !6-bore ditto Marble Clock, Golden Eagle on Pedestal Pedestal Lamp, Large Standard Lamp with Marble Stand, Brass Lamp, Brass Clock, Handsome Pier Glass, a number of very fine Pictures, Oriental Vases, Marble Grape Stand, Fenders, Walnut Settles. Japanese Vases, Ornaments, Screens, 7 Cameras, Cake Stand, a large number of very choice Books, Carpets, Rugs, Feather Bed, Gentleman' s Mahogany Ward- robe, a very fine Solid Brass Half Tester Bedstead, China, Glass, Electro Plated Can de labra, Electro Plated Tea Service, Brass Candlesticks, Table Rugs, Ware. &c., tb. whole of which will be fully described in Catalorj?s which can be had from the Auction-n, Dyffryn. Ammanford. Sal- f.:) commence at 2 o'clock prompt. Terms Colsh. Auctioneer's Office, Amman ford, November 18th, 1918. prepaid Advertisements. FOR Sale, Collection of beautiful Hybrid Tea Roses, Bush and Standards, named; sell cheap.-82, College Street, Ammanford. ￼ TTFT P the little white heR" to defeat 1* the food-ship sinkers, by giving her Karswood Poultry Spice, which doubles egg output. 2*d., 7 id; l/3.-Evan Evans, Chemist, The Square, Ammanford. PURE Toggenburg Billy Goat at stud. Heavy milking strain; also for Sale two Toggenburg Billy Kids, 10 weeks.—Pont- amman House, Ammanford. u LAST week I had 28 eggs from five pullets. I use Karswood Spice every day. One bird laid eight without stopping, and another 10." So writes a poultry- keeper. Packets ,cl., 72d., 1/3- T. Williams, Grocer, 102, Wind Street, Amman- ford. IQOLESKINS, Rabbits, Feathers, Horse- hair, &c., Wanted. Send for prices.— H. Stuart & Co., Albion Buildings, Alders- gate Street, London, E.C.I. S CORN the foreign yolk." Get British eggs from British hens by using Karswood Poultry Spicer containing ground insects, which poultry love. Packets 2d., 7!d., t/3.-T. Thomas, Post Office, Garnant. EGGS Multiply where MOLASSINE LAYING MEAL is used. Obtainable from Corn Dealers or The Molassine Co., Ltd., Greenwich, S.E. 10. A CTUAL test proves that Karswood (Harmless) Spice added to hen food produces double the eggs as same food with- out Karswood. Packets 2d., nd., 1/3.- Thomas Evans, Royal Stores, Llandilo. 21 DAYS' CLEARANCE SALE.—We offer the following:—Pier Glasses, Swing Mirrors, Leather Dining Suites, Lath Back Kitchen and Arm Chairs, 50 Pictures, Kitchen Dressers, Sideboards, Axminster Rugs and Squares.—Harries House Fur- nishers and Ironmongers, Ammanford. ARMY BOOTS, well repaired with solid leather, 14/6 per pair; well studded, for land workers, 15/ New Army Boots, 26/6; new Field Service Boots, laced to knee, 47/6. Add 9d. postage and send postal order to-day; hundreds of satisfied customers.-Bath Army Boot Stores, 19, Westgate Buildings, Bath. PIANO BARGAINS.-Collard aid Collard Upright in Walnut case, £60; Eason Upright in Walnut case, £ 58; Dunmo Ellis Upright in Walnut, £55; Pianola, £ 26. All Instruments guaranteed and delivered carriage paid. Write for complete Catalogue and Bargain List to C. Milsom & Son, Ltd., The Great West of England Piano House, 15, Milsom Street, Bath. Tradesman's Announcements. Beautify the Home Dainty Mats, Comfortable Rugs, Choice Patterns in Linoleums, Carpets, Hand- i some Mirrors, Bedsteads, Bedding, Wire Mattresses, Overlays. FURNITURE of every description manufactured on the Premises. Pianos, Organs, and ot\! Musical Instruments. H. TARR, 71, Wind St., AMMANFORD. The Amman Valley Furnishing Stores. Public Notices. CHURCH HALL, Carmel, LLANDEBIE. THE SECOND. Annual EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above place On BOXING DAY, 1918. Further particulars may be had from the Hon. Secretary—D. T. EVANS. BETHEL, BLAENAU. Cynheltr EISTEDDFOD Yn y lie uchod Sadwrn, Chwef. 15fed, 1919. Manylion pellach a Rhagleni i'w cael oddiwrth yr Ysgrifenydd, Mr. J. Davies, Lletty'rywen, Blaenau, Liandebie. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Blaenau and Caerbryn Horticultural Society Will hold their FIRST StlOW ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919. Further Particulars will appear shortly. W. THOMAS. Hon. Secretary. == Scholastic. Old College School, Carmarthen. (Facing the Beautiful .V ale of Towy) Ideal Institution for Direct Preparation and Great Production. Every Pupil being taught the Subjects future purposes require. New names registered at any time, and charged pro rata. Boarders Kept. Girls Admitted. Terms Moderate. Agriculture for Farmers. Science for Miners. Classics and Mathematics for Ministerial Students. Shorthand, Book-keeping and Typewriting for Commercials. Elementary Course of General Instruction for Beginners and Youngsters. Head Master: The REV. J. B. THOMAS. (UNDERGRAD. LONDON UNIVER- SITY. Open Exhibitioner Cardiff University. Holder of 10 Certificates (First Class with Distinction), South Kensington). Forthcoming Events. [All forthcoming events which are adver- tised in the Chronicle, or for which printing is done at our Works in Quay Street, Amman- ford, will be included in the following list.] Nov. 23.-Peniel, Caerbryn: Annual Eis- teddfod. Nov. 30.—Castellrhingy 11: Grand Eisteddfod. Dec. I I.-Ammanford: Lecture by the Rev. D. Griffiths, Chaplain to the Blind. Dec. 7.-Gibea Chapel, Brynamman: Grand Competitive Concert. Dec. 12.-Church Hall, Ammanford: Christ- mas Tree and Sale of Work. Dec. 14.-Noddfa, GarnswUt: Grand Eis- teddfod. Dec. 12, 13 & 14.-Public Hall, Gwaun- cae-gurwen: Grand Performances of the operetta, May-Day in Welladay," by the Tabernacle (C wmgorse) Children's Choir. Dec. 25.-Wesleyan Chapel, Llandebie: Grand Eisteddfod. Dec. 26.—Church Hall, Carmel, Liandebie: Second Annual Eisteddfod.
Memorial to Fallen Heroes. At a meeting of the Ammanford Parish Church Council held on Thursday, the 14th inst., the question of erecting a suitable memorial to our fallen heroes was discussed. It was generally agreed that there would be probably a national, a county, and possibly a town or district memorial. As there are so many ways in which the Church-people of this parish can suitably commemorate those who have died for us, and at the same time add to the utility and beauty of our churches, it was resolved that a strong appeal be made to the inhabitants of the parish to do all they can in support of this memorial. It was felt that the Church should include in the memorial all the fallen heroes from the parish. Although several very helpfi-1 suggestions were made as lo the form of the memorial, nothing was finally decided. That will come up again in its proper time. A suggestion which found favour was the setting up of a carved oak Reredos and Altar in each Church, with Memorial Tablet on the chancel wall. Other suggestions were to complete the tower of All faints' Church and place therein a clock and peal of bells. A memorial clock of the value of £ 150 has been promised by a parishioner, and is ready for installation. An- other suggestion was the erection in the neigh- bourhood of St. Thomas' of a Memorial Hall or Mission Room. The only matter finally decided was to go on with the appeal and ask I Church-people to give then first and best con- ?deratton to the project.
Local & District News. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Reports, News Paragraphs, and all Communications for the "AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE" should be sent not later than WED- NESDAY earlier when- ever possible-addressed- EDITOR, "Amman Valley Chronicle," AMMANFORD. Will all Correspondents, whether writing in Welsh or in English, piease remember, when sending in their contributions, that proper names and address must be given, not necessarily for insertion, but as a guarantee of good faith. —
Outlines of Local Government I I II .-AREAS AND AUTHORITIES. I (ii.) County Districts (Urban and Rural). Historical. For purposes of pcor-law administration, Unions were established throughout the coun- try by the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834, an.1 placed under the control of Boards of Guardians. The principle 'upon which the Commissioners proceeded in planning out the areas of the various Unions was to take a market town as a centre, and to unite it to the surrounding parishes. Hence it :s not sur- prising that in many cases the area of the Union crossed county boundaries. For purposes of sanitary administration, England was divided into Sanitary Districts (urban and rural) by the Public Health Act of 1872. Under this Act the Guardians were the sanitary authority in rural districts in urban districts general sanitary powers had already been given to the Town Council, the Improvement Act Commissioners, or the Local Board of Health, according to the general mode of government ia the district. The rural districts were framed on the lines of existing Union areas, but without reference to County boundaries. The Local Government Act, 1894, re- arranged the existing sanitary districts, with the object of bringing each district wholly into one county (i.e., of making them "county districts") Such part of the areas of a Union as lay outside all urban districts and inside one county became a rural (county) district; where the rural portion of a Union are-i lay partly within one county and partly within another, the part which lay within each county became a separate rural (county) dis- trict. It will be seen that a Union may easily comprise several county districts. Thus its area may include: (a) A single rural or urban district (b) One or more urban districts, with or without a single rural district; or (c) Two or more rural districts, with or without urban districts, lying within different counties. In rural districts the District Councillors are the Guardians, though the two capacities are quite distinct. In urban districts the Coun- cillors and the Guardians are elected sepa- rately, and the Council and the Board are distinct in every respect. Where a Union area comprises both Urban and Rural Dis- tricts, the former elect Guardians to act in conjunction with the District Councillors, who act as Guardians for the latter; but when the Board of Guardians acts in its capacity as a District Council, it is the duty of the urban representative to retire. Constitution of a District Council. I A District Council (Urban or Rural) is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a common seal, and may hold land for the purposes of its powers and duties without licence in mortmain. The number of Councillors in any District Council varies with the size and the popu- lation of the district but there must be at least one member for every constituent parish that has a population of not less than 300. The Councillors are unpaid. They are now ail elected by the parishes; there are no ex- officio or nominated members. A District Councillor holds office for three years. As a rule, one-third of the members of a Council retire on the 15th of April in each year. Councillors must be Local Government electors or resident for at least twelve months in the case of: (a) Urban District, within the district; I (b) Rural District, within the Union of I which the district forms a part. Women, married or single, are eligible. Nol property qualification is now requisite. The electors are the parochial electors. In urban districts the Councillors are either elected Ly the district as a whole, or, where the district is divided into wards, by the separate wards. The election is conducted under rules made by the Local Goveinment Board. Each can- didate for election must be nominated in writing. The Clerk to the District Council is I the returning officer. A candidate will be disqualified if he is an infant or an alien, or has within twelve months been in receipt of parish relief, or has within five years been convicted or adjudged bankrupt; or is in- terested in certain contracts with the Council. The Chairman of a District Council may be elected from outside the Councillors, and, unless a woman or personally disqualified by any Act, shall be by virtue of his office a justice of the PeAce4f,6i the county. Powers and Duties of District Councils. Duties may be divided under three heads, viz.:— (1) Duties Common to Urban and Rural District Councils, viz.:— (a) Public Health functions under various enactments. In. rural districts sanitary pro- blems are for the most part less pressing than in thickly-populated towns; consequently, the normal powers of the rural authority are much Ie's extensive than those of its urban kinsmen. Speaking broadly, a Rural District Council has much the same powers as an Urban Dis- trict Council in respect of sewerage and drainage, and the inspection and abatement of nuisances. It has larger powers as regards water supply. It is bound to see that every house in its district is properly supplied with water. It has not the powers of an urban authority in respect of lighting, highways, streets, public baths, or recreation grounds. The Local Government Board may, however, confer on a Rural District Council all or any of the powers of an urban authority upon the application of a Rural District Council or of the ratepayers representing one-tenth in value ef the rateable property of the district. (b) Highway Powers, to be treated in detail under Section IX. (c) Housing and Town Planning Act. A great consolidating Statute of the year 1890 has collected together the scattered provisions of the law upon the vari-ous subjects included under this head. The general result may be said to be that the sanitary authority is in every case the body entrusted with the execu- tion of the provisions of the Statute applicable to its area. Sanitary authorities have powers to inspect insanitary houses, to demolish obstructive buildings, to improve unhealthy areas, to buy or build lodging-houses for the working-classes," and to control the regis- tration, management and inspection of common lodging-houses. (d) Power to make Bye-laws. Every Dis- trict Council has power to make bye-laws for the regulation of the district under its control. All bye-laws must be made under the seal of the Council, and must be advertised and pub- lished in the prescribed manner. They must also, before coming inio force, be submitted to the Local Government Board for its approval, when they may be either confirme d, amended or disallowed. If confirmed, they bind all persons who come within the district. (e) Power, duties and liabilities of Justices ,it of session, such as the licensing of gang- masters, and game-dealers, the abolition of fairs, and the execution of the Acts relating to petroleum and infant life protection. (2) Duties applicable to Urban District Councils onlu, viz. (a) Certain Public Health functions relat- ing to urban areas, including the issue of Stocks under Part I. of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890; (b) Minor Education Authority, with power to aid or supply education other than elementary; (c) Parochial Adoptive Acts as enumerated in section dealing with the Parish, in- cluding provision of allotments; (d) Trading undertakings; (e) Where the population is 20,000 the Urban District Council is the authority under:— (i.) Old Age Pensions Act, 1908; (ii.) National Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1918; (iii.) Shops Act, 1912 and 1913. (iv.) Elementary Education Autho- rity. (f) Where the population is 25,000 the Urban District Council may petition for the appointment of Stipendiary Magistrate under the Act of 1863. (g) Where the population is 50,000 the Urban District Council is the authority under:— (i.) Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905; (ii.) Local Committee under the Naval and Military War Pensions, &c.. Acts, 1915 to 1917. (h) Power to apply for Charter of In- corporation.
Members of Class, please note that the Local Government Class will be resumed on Thursday evening, the 28th inst., at 6 prompt.
NATIONAL EGG COLLECTION FOR I THE WOUNDED. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir.-The scarcity of new-laid eggs at the present moment is very serious, and as we have just been asked by the War Office to meet the very heavy demand for the repatriated prisoners from Germany who have come back, many of them in a state of complete exhaus- tion, involving very careful medical attention and nutritious food, we are making a most earnest appeal to you, and through you to your readers, for new-laid eggs for this pur- pose. Intending donors can have boxes sent to them free of charge, and the eggs can be sent by passenger train free under our label. As a special thanksgiving offer this opportunity should appeal to everyone, and we beg for an immediate and generous response. I suggest that next week should be an Egg Denial Week. It synchronises with the special efforts being made by the Ladies' Kennel Association on our behalf, in which all the Dogs of the country are begging for us. No one should eat "eggs while the needs of these repatriated prisoners remain unsatisfied. Yours faithfully, F. CARL, Hon. Director. P.S.—This request is, of course, in addition to the needs of our ordinary Wounded In. France.
The Veterans' Association. I AN IMPERIAL MEMORIAL SCHEME. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. 5;r,- The Veterans' Association venture to ask not only the courtesy of your columns, but also your cordial co-operation in bringing more prominently before the public a scheme for the promotion of which the Association was formed. By means of this scheme the Empire will prove itself not unmindful of its duty by brightening and in a large measure securing .the future of those who in fighting for us have handicapped themselves in the battle of life. Above all things the danger of overlapping must be avoided, and it is sufficient to say that the work of the Veterans' Association in no way conflicts with that of any other insti- tution, that it assists all and that it has as its nucleus the Veterans' Club, which prior to the war filled a felt want, and which during the last four years has given most adequate proof of the wisdom and foresight of its founders. The Veterans' Association is becoming gradually recognised as the central organisa- tion of the Veterans of the Empire, but in order to meet the far-reaching needs of the future its scope must be widely extended. Accordingly, under the title of An Imperial Memorial," this comprehensive scheme of a sound Imperial character has been brought into being, and by its means mental and bodily comforts will be conferred upon such of the ex-service men of the Empire as need a helping hand. Through it there will be provide8 a Veterans' Headquarters and a clearing house and faci.Eties for obtaining ?'evt?ry kind of information, advice and assist- ance. Especially will it afford the means of rebuilding and maintaining the health of those who should still be as capable of adding to tlv strength of the Empire in peace as they were of safeguarding it in war. This Imperial Memorial will embody in itsell the duty which we owe to those who have stood between us and disaster. Jt is not intended to be a mere epitaph, but a practical plan promoted for the benefit and welief of those who have given so much for us, and always with the ?urther intention of making It?e-?i fit to carry on their duties as citizens. Ta those it helps it will be a token of our gratitude—an institution in which they them- selves can take a personal pride. A small tribute indeed! But surely more practical thar brasses or memorial stones. It will be a permanent and visible recognition of their own efforts and of their comrades' sacrifices, and when endowed and established on an appro- priate scale it will serve as an inspiration to the patriotism of future generations. To carry out the project on adequate pre- liminary lines, a sum of at least £ 1,000,000 wiil be required for purchasing a site, erecting and endowing the necessary buildings for an enlarged Veterans' Club with at least 1,000 bedrooms and its own extended organisations, with special reference to representation of the Dominions and Colonies, the United States of America and Allies generally who have parti- cipated so gloriously in the war. This amount will also enable the Association to encourage the formation of kindred undertakings in other great cities of the Empire, and as part of the whole scheme to provide for the purchase and upkeep of a first convalescent home for men of His Majesty's Forces, who have been dis- charged to civil life, many of whom will from time to time unhappily require treatment. From our personal experience we confidently assert that such a convalescent home will help to fill one of the most urgent needs of the day. These discharged men cannot afford to pay medical fees, nor do they possess facilities for treatment in their own homes. It is therefore essential that they should be given the opportunity of the benefits of an institution of their own, and that they should not run the risk of being relegated to infirmaries, and we are glad to announce that the Veterans' Association has now at its dis- posal a definite means of providing for this necessity, as it has secured the option of the purchase of a property in Epping Forest capable of accommodating at least six hundred patients, and in all ways admirably suitable as a convalescent home. The Association appeals to all for help to establish this Memorial, which extends to the whole Empire, and in particular it appeals:— 1. To those who have been debarred from directly assisting by fighting for the Empire, and who now have an opportunity of helping to rebuild it in a way which will be a lasting tribute to the heroes who have fallen, and to our sailors, soldiers and airmen, who, offering themselves unstintingly, have survived the risk, and whose future must under no circumstances become a reproach to us. 2. To those who have lost some relatives and friends, and who would gladly see some permanent, practical memorial erected to their memory. Donations, large or small, should be for- warded to the Treasurers or the Secretary, Veterans' Association, 47. Bedford Row, W.C. 1. Any donations can, if desired, be specially devoted to the Convalescent Home, in which caes they should be marked Con- valescent Home." We are, Sir, yours, &c.Aga Khan; David Beatty; Lionel E. O. Charlton, Brig.- Gen. R.A.F.; R. H. Cox; Claude Champion de Crespigny; H. Bargrave Deane; Arthur Conan Doyle; Denbigh, Col.-Commanding H.A.C.; E. R. Fremantle; Lionel Halsey; J. H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi; Arthur R. Holbrook, Col.; W. Vansittart Howard; Louis Jackson, Major-Gen.; Roger Keyes; Ronald B. Lane, Major-Gen. A. F. London Charles F. Sebag Montefiore; Arthur Pearson; A. T. Sloggett, I t.-Cen. William R. Smith, Col. M.D.; Mark Sykei; H. L. Tomkins, Lt.-Col., Indian Army; Alfred E. Turner, Major-Gen.; Bernard Vaughan; H. F. Wilson.
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THE POLITICAL FRONT. 1 I BY AN M.P, I Westminster. November 11 will for all time be the most wonderful day in the history of the world since the Crueifixi§h. The complete vindi- cation of right over wrong, the marvellous triumph of iaith over despair, the freeing of the world from the enslavement of arma- ments, thtse things have all occurred with the signing of the armistice. We of the British race have special cause for pride and joy, for no nation ever entered a life-and- death struggle from purer and nobler motives, and whatever the future may bring we can ever glory in these four years, for our people have borne themselves with a dignity, a courage, and a fidelity which has been unequalled in the pages of history. THE GREAT NEWS. I confess that when the maroons gave the signal to London I shared what I pre- sume was a feeling common to many, for it s •emed that something had snapped and all the pent-up emotions of what seemed like a lifetime, were suddenly let loose in an in- describable feeling of relief. Joy there must be, and it did one good to see London go mad for once but for all that we were glad in the House of Commons when, hay- ing read the terms of the armistice. speeches were dispensed with, and both Houses proceeded to St. Margaret's to give thanks for victory. PEACE TERMS. I Last week, in answer to the leader of the National Party, the War Office announced that the prisoners captured in this great de- cision year on the Western Front were as follows By America 50,000, France 140,000, and by the British Empire 200,000. There is a wonderful fact for you British people to remember when you ask yourselves what Tommy's share has been in the war, and if you add our single-handed victory over Tur- key with another 100,000 prisoners, and the '.traordinary feat of your silent Navy "hicb atone made victory possible, you may "vii feel that when the final peace terms come to be settled the Germans, and not our returning fighters, must pay the nett cost of the war. Memories are very short, but they should be long enough to insist that the foe who forced this terrible war upon you shall at least pay the cost involved in defence of humanity. Write to your M.P. about it. THE ELECTION. I The election is now definitely fixed for December, and it behoves us all to pon- der how we will use our votes. May I urge all parties to strive to see that this great country of ours is made a worthy home for cur returning heroes. We must set our face like flint against a return to the old idea cf politics which was to play with statecraft as if it was a game. Every elector should insist that secret funds, the sale of honours, the retention in office of inefficients, public waste and extravagance must go. You may not have the candidate that you would wish but you can at least demand pledges on these points from those who seek your vote3. PRODUCTION. Do not forget that there will be 7,000,(XX) fhrhting-meu and war-workers who must be provided with work and wages. This work is not, only the birthright of your people, but it is truly earned by those who have ved us from ruin. See to it, then, that Britain's trade and Britain's wages go first to the British, and then do not forget that we owe a real partnership to the Dominions, who have shed their blood so freely beside the men of the old country. We have won our way through the mists, the fog, and the hail, and now that the sun once more shines on us let this wonderful land preserve its first fruits for its own sons in other words, let HIS all be National. WOMEN. The woman voter has a tacred trust to perform. She may be reluctant to exercise her vote, but to fail to use the power which is given her is to fail in her solemn duty. She can have a decisive voice, let it then be for purity, patriottsm, progress, and produc- tion. From production alone conns revenue with which to provide the funds for social reform, and, as the women of the National Party have just told ns. we must insist on adequate housing, with water supplies, electric power, and numerous other reforms to assist in the raising of the standard of our civilisation. Women can do much, but only if they enter the arena and help to work out our great destiny. PRISONERS OF WAR. Many members are still dissatisfied with the Government replies with regard to the prisoners of war. Mr. Macpherson, whilst charging General Page Croft with making statements which were true neither in sub- stance nor fafct, actually in his own state- ment gave evidence to the contrary, for he stated that Lord Kitchener bad given an order in the early days of the war that no such statements were to be made by re- turned prisoners. Mr. Macpherson rc-;1:1 tho in struct ions given to escaped or exchanged officers and men, but strangely enough omitted to read the third paragraph of the instructions, which after referring to para. graph 453 of the King's- Regulations says the procedure laid down in that paragraph must be etrictly followed with reference to accounts of German experience whilst in the hands of the enemy. There may be two points of view as to the wisdom of letting our country know the truth about the treat- ment of our prisoners by the Huns, but there can be enlv one conclusion that the statement was "true both in substance and fact." GOD SAVE THE KING. Happy is the laud whose Monarch em- bodies the true spirit of its peoples. All through this war King George and our gracious Queen have worked and slaved for their "11hiccts. It was the Throne above all which called the distant legions to traverse the wide oceans, and around the Throne has gathered the great League of the British Peoples. Without the symbol of the Crown always present the Empire would fall to pieces, and it was grand therefore to see London hail its Sovereign as it." first thought in +(' '1O1r d victory. I gire you a toaot: "The King, God Bless Him."
I The number of national factories for the production of munitions now amounts to 302. The total capital expenditure of the Ministry of Munitions on 257 of these factories amounted on March 31st last tp 152,431,085. Further expenditure since that date on. these factories and on others which were begun subsequently is estimated to amount to about £ 12,000,000, The Food Controller announces thut on and after December 2nd existing restrictions on the quantity of tea allowed to retailers will be removed. Any local tea-rationing schemes are to be discontinued from that date. I IMPORTED EGGS. The Egyptian Government have sanctioned the exportation to Great Britain from Novem- ber to February of seventy-seven million eggs, i i