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THE OMNIBUS. I [Things Seen and Heard by the Conductor.] Wales, as compared with 1914, has during the war increased iti arable land by 35.2 per cent. It is surprising that an artiste of Mr. David Evans' merits has not been seen in Amman- ford on many more occasion*. Sir James Hill-Johnes was the senior holder of the V.C. in the Army, and was a life- long friend of the late LoJrd Roberts. It is stated that the egg position has much i.proved, and supplies of Irish eggs are comiag forward in considerable quantities. The musical event of the season." Such is the general opinion of the organ recital at Christian Temple on New Year' s evening. On Sunday last, a Sunday School Class for "Bit-Badge" men was formed in the town. There are several members of the class already. • • • Mr. Clynes states it has been decided not to print any more ration books. The present book is, therefore, the last of the lot." This book expires on April 1st. Severe snowstorms swept wide areas in the North and West of England on Saturday last. During Friday night, snowstorms raged m Wiltshire and the West of England, and at Swindon snow was 6 inches deep. Ex-President Roosevelt died at four o' clock on Monday morning. He was a strong friend of England, and his defence of the cause of the Allies during the war will be remembered with gratitude. < The late Sir James Hills- Johnes, like most brave men, was modest to a degree, and dis- liked any reference to the brave deed which won for him the coveted V.C. during the Indian Mutiny. At the meeting of the Carmarthen Rural Food Committee, on Saturday, complaints were received that the Drefach district did not get its fair share of white sugar and had to be content with brown sugar. It was decided to make inquiries. The Central News understands that Mr. Clynes has decided not to accept the appoint- ment as a delegate to the International Con- ference which is to take place in Switzerland. Another member of the Labour Executive will be appointed in his place. The late Sir j o h nes, though at The late Sir James Hills-Johnes, though at the time in his 82nd year, accepted an invi- tation to visit the troops in Belgium early in 1916, and was greatly impressed with the need for more men." Sir James also visited South Africa during the Boer War. 0 The Dolaucothi Arms, which stands almost opposite the park gates of the late Sir James Hills- Johnes' residence, was formerly known as the Inn of the Pumpsaint," and George Borrow, who spent a night t there, describes the old kitchen of the inn in Wild Wales." An official inquiry has established the fact that 100,000 Italian prisoners are dead owing to starvation, cold, and ill-treatment in Ger- many and Austria. One million parcels sent from Italy were stolen. The treatment of prisoners was more barbarous in Germany than in Austria. < Seven local youngsters were in a happy mood on Tuesday evening in Quay Street. One of them, who was riding a horse without a bridle or saddle, gave expression to the following remarks: Dash it all, get hold of the b- tail and guide him. You shall see him springing then! < Letters to hand shew that the 6th Welsh, the first Welsh Territorial battalion to reach France after the outbreak of war, has just completed its 250 miles' march to the R hine, and is now quartered in two adjoinipg villages in good billets, with a recreation room, for which an appeal is made for books, maga- zines, papers, and indoor games. < The story is told of a group of soldiers who were stationed in a large town which was frequently being bombed by the enemy's aero- planes, that whenever the alarm was given the Tommies would always make for a cer- tain jeweller' s establishment. Is it true that that some of them were disappointed that no damage was done to the shop? We wonder. Who was the Brynamman gentleman whose circumference denied him the pleasure of descending into the bowels of the German submarine at Swansea? He was so struck on exploring the entrails of the ocean pirate that he got stuck in the attempt to squeeze through the entrance. His co-sightseers shivered at the possibilities of submersion under such an amount of avoirdupois. amount of avoirdupors. One of the most remarkable features of the late Sir James Hills- Johnes' life was his friendship with Lord Roberts, to whom he bore a striking personal resemblance. Both these famous soldiers were at Addiscombe to- other, and from these student days, through times of desperate adventure on the battle- field, these veterans preserved their affec- tionate regard for each other into the evening of their days. < The Paris Matis publishes a telegram from Geneva stating that local authorities both of Lausanne and the canton of Vaud are making active representations to the Swiss Federal Authorities with a view to ensuring that the proposed Labour Congress shall not sit at Lausanne, and that the Vaudois authorities have decided that if the Federal Government declines to take any action they will themselves take such steps as may be necessary. The Ministry of Food are not yet in a position to venture an opinion when the rationing of sugar will come to an end. In the last week of January the allowance will be raised to three-quarters of a pound per head, and what may be possible after this 1 date the Sugar Commission are unable to j promise. There are fairly large stocks in the country, but the withdrawal of the rationing scheme depends very largely upon when the é supplies from Java can be brought over. < f Women, objecting to early rising, are re- ( sponsible for a dispute that may lead to a f men's strike at Sunderland. The 47-hours t weeks began in local shipyards on Monday, c Hitherto the men have taken their breakfast i with them to the works, leaving their wives 1 10 bed. But now no time is to be allowed at I the works for breakfast, and the womenwill c have to rise early so that the men can have a il meal at home and reach the works at 7.30. fc The women strongly object to this compulsory i early rising, and the men are agitating for a 4 4-hours week, which will allow a later start t?  c in the mornings, c

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