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FARMERS' COLUMN. I Mr J. T. Jackson (Knigliton) has been re-elected pre- j sident of Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union. < The first lamb of the season in Trecastle district ap- peared in the flock of Mr D. T. Jeffreys, of Camden. At Erwood market, on Thursday, prices were:—Eggs, I G for 1/ butter, 1/10 per lb.; chickens, 1/4; and rab- Mr J. P. Griffiths (secretary of the Brecon and Rad- bits, 1/5 each. —————— nor Farmers' Union) is recommending the members to join Lloyd's scheme of insurance. Talgarth produce rates ,eIX: :-Eggs, 3d each; butter, 1/10 per lb.; trussed fowls, 1/4 to 1/ti per lb.; rabbits, 1/4 to 1/6 each; and apples, 21d per lb. There was a. good attendance and a fair business at Knighton market on Thursday, the prices obtained be- ing :—Eggs, 5 for 1/ butter, 1/11 per lb.; fowls, 4/6 to 6/- per couple; chickens, 5/6 to 8/6; rabbits, 2/10 t-o 3/- per couple, and to 4/. each. Last week's auction-mart, conducted by Messrs. Dd. and W. J. Price, proved a great success and was charac- terised by satisfactory prices. Prices were:—Fat cat- tle, £3G 10s to £ 42; heifers, £ 29; porkers, jE4 to gE4 4s; sheep (wethers), 46/- to 56/. and rams, 60/- to 80/ Rhosgoch and District, Branch of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union are desirous of amalgamation with a strong branch and have been given a cordial in- vitation to join the re-organised Hay and Glasburv Branch. There was a large supply of produce at Presteign on Wednesday. Prices were:—Eggs, 4 and 5 for Ij-; but- ter, 1/10 per Ih,; fowls, 5/- to 5/6 per couple; chickens. 6/- to 7/6; rabbits, 1/5 each; hares, 4/ and pheas. ants, 6/- to 7/- per brace. Hay Candlemas fair was characterised by brisk trade and moderate supply. Prices were:—Cows with calves. to £ 35; two-year-otd steers, t24 to £ 26; yearlings, ilS to 4C24; barreners, jE20 to £ 25; mutton, 1/2 and 1/3 per lb.; and strong pigs, 48/- to 60/ according to size. The produce market at Hay, on Thursday, was attend- ed by a large supply and brisk demand. Rates were:- Butter, 1/10, 1/11 and 2/- per Ih. eggs, 6 for 1/ chick- ens, 1/3 per lb.; fowls, 6/- to 6/6 per couple: rabbits, 1/5 a.n 1/6 each; hares, 3/- to 4/ apples, 2-?.d per lb.; and potatoes, 10, per cwt. A small supply of farm-produce met with eager demand at Brecon on Friday. Prices were :Ilutter, 1/11 and 2/- per 11). eggs, 4 for 1/ fowls. 7/- to 9/- per couple: geese, 1/5 per lb.; ducks, 5/- to 6.1 pig-meat (spare-rib), 1/4 per lb.; pig-meat (mouse). 1/5: faggots. Id each: apples, lOd and lid per quarter; and rabbits, 1/6 each. Rhayader market rates, on Wednesday, were:—Eggs, 4 and 5 for ]/ fresh butter, 1/9 per lb.; bacon (hams). 1/1 per lb.; bacon (sides), 1/ whole-pigs, 1/1 to 1/2 per lb.: live fowls, 5/6 per couple; trussed ditto, 6/- to 7/6: pheasants, 6/- to 7/ partridges. 6/- per brace; wood- cock, 2/- to 2/3 each: hares, 3/6 to 4/6; rabbits, 1/4 and 1/5. At Huilth stock market, on Monday, there was 11 large supply. Demand was brisk and an early clearance re- sulted. Prices ranged :—Fat bulls, R60 to £ 64: yearling bullocks, £ 12 to £ 15; 2-year-old bullocks, £ 20 to £2: bar- reners, tl8 to £ 24: cows with calves. 1-28 to R32. and fat sheep, 6d to 7d per lb. (live weight). Prices in Builth produce market ranged :-Bllttcr. 1/9 per Ih.; eggs, r, for 1/ fowls, 5/- per couple: chickens, 4/6 to o/'G p'.r couple: and rabbits, 1/3 each. Hav and Glasbury Branch of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union have passed a resolution to the effect that its members will not be prepared to deliver their wool in the coming season, unless conditions of purchase are more satisfactory. The resolution, we understand. will come up for consideration at the next meeting of the Brecon and Radnor Executive. Mr Enoch George. C.C., at the recent farmers' meeting in Hay.proposed tha.t the suggested Branch for Hay and district should cover the area of Hay Union and be known as "Hay and Glasbury Branch"—a proposition that was seconded, by Mr Powell and carried unanim- ously. Meetings are being held at Hay on the second Thursday of each month. Collectors have been appoint- ed for each parish, and there is every project- of a large membership. An important meeting of farmers, residing in Hay union area, was held at the Crown Hotel recently, Sir J. W. Jones (Sheephouse) presiding. Mr W. Sheldon, who was responsible for its organisation, explained the object of the gathering and urged that the town and district of. Hay should have a strong branch of the Farmers' Union, to become members of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers.' Union and he hoped that meetin" would decide the matter. Mr ,1. W..Tones (chairman of the Glasbury Branch of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union) and Alder- man Mervyit T. Davies are firm believers in the ad- vantages and possibilities of farmers unionism, and are strongly urging the Bredwardine district farmers to join the Hay Branch. Their policy is being supported by Mr J. P. Griffiths (general secretary), who, having regard to the present agricultural position, also emphasises the need of producing the maximum crops in the interests of the national food supply. Ryeland breed of sheep known in Herefordshire, Brr. conshire, and neighbouring counties, is again coming into favour, not only in the British Isles but abroad. A pleasing state of affairs was unfolded at the annual meeting of the Ryeland Flock Book Society at Hereford on Wednesday. Mr D. J. Thomas presided, and among those present were Mr J. P. Prosser, Mr F. Risdon, and Mr J. F. Ricketts. Mr Thomas was elected president and Mr C. H. Hobhs. president-elect. Thanks were due to the following members who subscribed to the prize fund, viz., Mrs Gwynne Holford, Misses de Winton, Mr H. A. Christy. Mr T). J. Thomas, Mr J. P. Prosser and others. Mr Ricketts thought the show and sale might lie held alternately at Brecon and Hereford. He said there were finite as many flocks of Ryelands in Brecon- shire as in Herefordshire, and the sheep were as good, if not better. Mr Davies suggested a change with re- spect to the election of the Council, the appointment of scrutineers and so on. also the advisability of allowing Mr R-idson to represent Sir Christy on the Council, the latter being in the King's, uniform. On the proposition of Mr Bedford, seconded by Mr Ricketts, Mr Bray, Mr Davies; Mr Cough and Mr Prosser were re-elected on the .Nfr Pro?;,er N?-(,re re-c-lect,,(l 0!1 the
I Llandrindod War Relief, I REPORT OF THE WORK. I A largely-attended meeting of the. Llandrindod War Relief Committee waif held at the County Buildings, Llandrindod Wells, oil Monday evening, when Mr J. O. Button (chairman) presided. The chairman moved a resolution expressing the deep sense of loss which the committee had sustained by the death of the late Mrs A. L. Careless, and sympathy with .Major A. Lindesay Careless and all members of the family.-This was carried by a standing vote. The lion. sec. (Mr Herbert Oliver) reported that the collections for the Christmas parcels for local men on service resulted as followsNorth Ward, i9 12s 4d; South Ward, £ 22 19s; East Ward, il4 14s 6d; West Ward, kIS 9s; rural district, f7 16s 3d; total, t-,3 lis Id. The parcels dispatched were as follows Home parcels, 152: foreign parcels, 184; total, 336. t51 14s 3d was spent in goods, and the postages cost fl2 Os 9d; total, t63 15s. The balances in hand were as follows:—Last year, £: Ss IOd; this year, £ 9 16s Id; total, £ 13 4s Id. On the suggestion of Mr C. H. Williams, it was agreed that the balance should be placed at the disposal of the Ladies' Clothing Committee for sending garments, socks, &c., to local men on service as required. The Clothing Committee reported that nearly 200 gar- ments had been sent to local soldiers who applied for them in response to the letters sent in the Christmas parcels. Nearly 4,500 garments had been voluntarily made in Llandrindod Wells, material for which had been supplied by the sub-committee. In addition to that, over 8,000 garments had been packed and dis- patched by them from the county of Radnor during the last 14 months. The ladies made a strong appeal to memlx rs of the Joint Committee of the War Relief Fund to help them to obtain materials for packing, the demand for which was very great, the magnificent gift of canvas and waterproof paper given by Maj&r Murray 12 months ago being exhausted. The audited" accounts were presented, and hearty thanks: accorded to the auditor (Mr Jansen Griffith). The hon. secretary presented to the meeting a huge pile of letters and postcards received from soldiers in acknowledgment of the Christmas parcels sent to them. —Mr C. H. Williams suggested that the letters sihould be published in the local papers, hut the chairman said it would require special issues of the paper to publish all.—Mr Oliver said he and Mrs Moseley had read through all the letters. Many were very interesting. The general tone was that of extreme cheerfulness, and a hard-worked phrase was "in the pink. "-It was deemed to -preserve' the letters and cards at the Public Library. It was decided to hold the Welsh Flag Day, as usual, on St. David's Day, and also to give support to the Y. W.C.A. Women Workers' Fund. Discussion took place with regard to the possibility of getting a complete and accurate illuminated roll of honour prepared and exhibited a.t the Public Library, but it was generally felt that, although this should be done, such a, list would at present be only of a tempor- ary character. It was decided to proceed, and the co- oIR-rat-ion of all is solicited, so that the list can be made as accurate and complete as possible.
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LEanfaredd Entertainment IN AID OF WORTHY OBJECT. A most successful entertainment was held at the Church Hall, Llanfaredd, on Friday evening, presided over by the Rector. The room was- crowded, and a good sum was realised in aid of the Prisoners' of War Central Committee. Much credit is due to Miss Isaacs, Church House, who so ably organised the con- cert. Miss Pryce acted as accompanist throughout the evening. The chairman reminded th.> crowded audience of the worthy object of the concert, and referred to the ill- ness of H. C. Thomas, who. he hoped, would soon be well and amongst them again. The programme was as follows:—Song, children: re- citation,. Willie Vtiigliaii recitation, Alice Powell; ■;ong, Irene Handley; song, Miss L. Jones; recitation. Arthur Vaughan recitation, Jimmy Hope: song. Gwen Powell; song, Mr Alec Morris; song. Miss V. Webb: duet. Misses A. and G. Parnell; song. Mr James Protheroe; song, Miss Samuel: dialogue, Mrs Ham- mond and Master Hammond; duet, Misses Wehb and James; song, Mr Rees, Rhulan song, Miss H. James: rectation, Arthur Vaughan: song, Gwcn Powell, song, Mr Alee Morris; song, Alice Powell; recitation, Wal- ter Hope; song. Miss L. James; duet. Misses Samuel and James; recitation, Vaughan Hope; song. Miss P. Jones; song (encored), Mr Rees: song, Miss H. James: ,ong. H. Jiime,: song, Miss Wchh: recitation. Miss C. Jones; trio, Misses Wehb, Jones and Handley: song, Mr James Protheroe; and finale, "God save the- King." A hearty vote of thanks, on the proposition of the chairman, was accorded the artistes. Miss Isaac. Miss Pryce, and all others who had helped to contribute to the success of the entertainment.
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I Llanxiewy Pierrot Entertainment I The children of Ltandewy school and their parents were, as in past years, entertained to tea in the school room by Lord Ormathwaite on Friday last. His Lord- ship, we regret to hear, is not at present enjoying very good health, and not being able to present himself he was represented by the Hon. Gertrude Walsh. The La-tabk, were presided over by Mrs Morgan. Cefncyn- foel; Mrs Nicholls, County Stores; and Mrs Morgan, Pentre Fawr. These were assisted by the Misses E. Morgan, M. Jones, E. Morgan, Pentre, and Mrs teph. ens and Miss Lane. Mr II. Williams boiled the water. After tea, which had been excellently prepared.by Mr K. NicholK County Stores, the Penybont Pompom Pierrots, who had been specially invited to Llandewy for the occasion, gave their popular entertainment. This was presided over by Mr A. R. A. Lane, School House. Every item of the programme was thoroughly enjoyed and received great applause. The pierrots cer- tainly proved themselves to be a very excellent troupe. The jokes of Cuthbert, Clive and Tulips caused great merriment. During an interval in the Pierrot's pro- gramme, the school children sang part songs, and solos were rendered by Miss Rhoda Price, Mr W. Ianies and Miss Doris Morgan, and duets by Miss Irene George, Miss Gertie Price; and Miss Lizzie Morgan and Miss Rhoda Price, and Mr and Mrs Hughes. Mr Preece gave a "hornpipe" step, which was loudly applauded, and Mr Preeee and Mr Collard, Mr Johnson and Mr Hughes, gave an exhibition of "dancing the broom5tkk." Mr Lane proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Lord Ormath- waite, and Mr E. Nicholls seconded. This was adnow- ledged by the Hon. Gertrude Walsh. A vote of thanks was theYI proposoo by Mr A. Knill to the pierrots, se- conded by Mr E. Nicholls., The popularity of the pierrots' performance was evidenced by the presence of the greatest crowd that has thronged the schoolroom for many years. The silver collection which was made on behalf of the Llandrindod and Knighton Red Cross Hospitals realised £ 4 12s Sd. Mr E. Nicholls and Mr Collard lent their motor-cars for the conveyance of the Pierrots.
Llandrindod Wells rrhan Council has passed a resolu- tion protesting against the proposal that the Welsh University shall be controlled by 10 persons nomin- ated by the Government. The council has decided to loin the Federation of British Spas, which is at present strictly limited to spas as distinct from pleasure re- sorts. The other spas in the Federation are Harrogate. Hath, Huxton, Woodhall Spa, Strathpeffer, and Droit- wish.
I SIR FRANCIS EDWARDS, M.P. Sir Francis Edwards, M.P.. said there were three things wanted, viz., men, money and service. They could not all go to fight and they could not all lend money, hut it was possible for them all to do what- ever work they could. (Applause.) Work was wanted in thre-e directions, viz., for munitions, for agriculture, and for Government departments. Theirs was an ag- ricultural community, and they all felt that it was most unfortunate that the Hoard of Agriculture bad not been able to come some clearer understanding with regard to the withdrawal of men from the land. Per- sonally, he felt that this work had been done verv haphazardly and to the detriment of agriculture, and now it was coming home to them, especially in view of the ruthless submarine, policy Germany had adopted. They ought to do all they could to conserve what lab- our was left on the land, and he believed there were many in Presteign, Knighton. Rhayader and Llandrin- dod Wells who could render valuable help by ofterinsr for service on the land, It was essentia! that I I Everybody Should Enrol, I as the Government wanted to know where labour was abundant and where labour was lacking, and he felt sure that the appeal the Government was making would not fall on deaf ears, in Llandrindod Wells. He believed they would respond, to this appeal, as they had done to others, in a magnificent way. I Stupendous Figures. I 1 roceediiig. Sir Francis pointed out that, according to the last speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, they were now spending nearly £ 6,000.000 per day on the war, and, by May of this year, the National Debt would have assumed the gigantic proportions of AC4000,000,000 (four thousand millions). That was an astounding figure. When they went to war in 1914 the National Debt was 1600,000,000, and they thought that was a gigantic figure. After the Boer War the National Debt was something under £ 700,000,000. Now everything, so far as finance was concerned, seemed to depend upon this country, an they had actually advanced to their Allies and Dependencies a figure which was in excess of the National Debt at the beginning of the war, viz., t>»90,01X1,000. That was a gigantic sum. They were lend- ing that sum, and they hoped to get it back again. There was, however, no certainty about the matter. and they would have, as Mr A.^quith said, "to wait and -•ee." (Laughter.) The Government made its appeal for funds for the war on several grounds. First, it appealed to their sense of patriotism. What was patriotism? It. was not merely love of country. The Germans loved their country, and they knew what their idea of love for their country was. It. meant aggrandisement. Patriotism did not mean that to them. They loved their country because it represented to them' every- thing that was best worth living for. all that was high- est, and the spirit of self-sacrifice. Their Army was imbued with these ideals. They were not fighting for aggrandisement, but. for upholding true righteousness and freedom amongst the nations. (Applause.) Secondly, investment war loan or war certificates I Was Good Business. I Sometimes .onie of them were a»ked to lend money on poor security and sometimes no security at all— (Iauglrt.er)-but now they had the Government offering the security of the British Empire combined with the best interest. He was amazed that anybody • who had money at all should decline to lend. (Applause.) There was a third reason why they should respond to this appeal, and it must be mentioned. At the present time the Government were saying, like the railway porter. "By-your leave there, sir. please"; but if the nation failed to respond to the necessary extent, the Government would take the attitude of the police con- stable and say. "Get a move on you there." (Laughter.) If the Government had to do that they would not offer the terms they were offering now. but they would have to part, and they would have to grin and bear it. -The appeal was to all of them. Pence and shillings were wanted as well as pounds. It was also a personal ap- peal. There were spots on the sun. and one of the blemishes of the British character was that they were rather too apt to be particularly careful as to what their neighbour ought to do. Their duty to their neigh- bour was what they were taught, but what they often considered was what was the duty of their neighbour. (Laughter.) They did not want that now. The success of the loan depended upon each one of them. To re- spond as they should do may mean some sacrifice, but what was any sacrifice of theirs as compared with that of their own men or their kinsmen from the Colonies? These men had given up comfortable homes and posi- tions of great influence and responsibility. Many had given their limbs and many had given their lives, It I was surely No Creat Sacrifice I for them to contribute what they could so ;\s to help 1n I make the lot of the soldier a little more comfortable and to hasten the day whtn the war would be over. Proceeding, Sir Francis dealt with the splendid service I rendered by Mr Lloyd George in respect of munitions, saying that there were now 2} million people engaged in the turning out of munitions, and that all these people had to be paid. -rhey all ought to be in deadly i-arnest. They had never been In a crisis like this he'. fore. They had a strong Army against them, and they were hated with a deadly hatred. Their enemies were deadly in earnest. They had set out to conquer Europe. They had dreamed dreams of an empire ex. I tending from the North Sea to the Persian Gulf. Woe to Europe and to this country if that dream was ever realised. This was what they had to prevent, and to do so the nation had to see to it that the men in the' ¡ field were short of nothing that was essential to th" securing of victory. (Applause.) Their.- was a country ¡. worth lighting for. If they doubted that, let them compare their position with that of Germany. Here they governed themselves, and there the people were governed by the Kaiser. Here, what was largely a Volunteer Army carried out the will of the nation; there the whole of the German nation carried out the I will of the Army, as expressed by the Kaiser. The war to them was a crusade. They went into it in 1914 for the sake of Belgium, but now. in 1917, they were still more justified in continuing it. for the crime to Bel. gium had been alniost forgotten in face of all the other iniquities perpetrated by the Huns on land and sea. (Applause.) They were fighting for right as against might. Courage and endurance were still necessary. They had never failed in these in the past, and. for the sake of the men who were fighting for them, he hoped they would not fail now in this great crisis, but that they would act worthy of the traditions of this great Empire. (Loud applause.) The Rector submitted the statement that behind the German ambitions and ruthlessness was the spirit of anti-Christ, which had been fostered and encouraged h the growth of rationalism and the denials of such funda- mentals of the faith as the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He expressed the view that the Army in Mesopotamia had prevented Mahommedans rising against Christians and also serious trouble in India: and he described our aim, in the war as-being moral and missionary. The German people, he said, did not know all that had been going on. They had been de- luded. hood-winked, and deceived; and there would be a day of reckoning for the Prussians. In addition to all the other reasons given for supporting the loan, he gave the further one that money is urgently needed to pay for the produce and food supplies which come from other countries. It was vital and essential that British credit should be keot up. The surplus of their Church accounts had been invested in War savings; and he felt that the appeal of the Government must reach every- one who had a conscience.at all. (Applause). Mr David .Tones emphasised the fact that War Sav- ings Certificates could be obtained after the Loan was closed, and he argued that there was no simpler or bet- ter investment in the world. The five associations at work in Llandrindod Wells now had the sum of £ 9fi0 t-o their credit—(applause)—and the heater part of this money had been taken to the schools by the children. Something further could be done. and he would like to see twO associations established for young women, dom- estic servants, and others. Newbridge-on-Wye had raised the splendid sum of £ 411 in a fortnieht—(ap- nlause)—and the 1.120 associations in England and Wales had already invested R60.000.000 in War Saving Certificates. (Applause). Before March was out. he believed he was right in saying that they would have; an Association in every town, every village, and every school in the county, and he wished he could add, and every church and chapel as well. (Applause). Replying to Councillor C. TO Williams. Sir Francis Edwards said the War Loan was intended for those who could put their money into it and leave it there for the
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Appeals for Money and Service. I AGRICULTURE AND LABOUR. LLANDRINDOD WELLS MEETING. A public meeting, in support of the National Service and the War Loan, was held at the County Buildings, Llandrindod Wells, on Wednesday evening. Mr D. C. Davies (Chairman of the Local War Savings Association) presided, and he was supported by Sir Francis Edwards, M.P., Rev. R. W. F. Singers-Davies, R.D. (rector), Mr Joseph Coombs, J.P. (chairman of the U.D.C.), and Mr David Jonei (county secretary). There was a large and representative attenance. Al- though mainly a War Loan meeting, many of the argu- ment advanced were equally applicable to war savings certificates, which are "till available, and so we give an extended report of the proceedings. The chairman announced that a local committee would be set up in the. town that week in connection with the national service scheme, and a room would be provided for interviewing those who desired to en- rol. Proceeding, the chairman dealt with the splendid local response in respect of men for the Army and to the call for munition workers, and then earnestly ap- pealed fotL_isuppoi*t for the war loan, mehtioning that substantial sums had been invested by the Llandrindod Wells U.D. C., Rhayader Board of Guardians and Rhay- ader R.D.C. In calling upon Sir Francis Edwards, he alluded to his: great services to the town and county. and to his recent efforts on behalf of the war saving schemes.
War and Agriculture. Radnorshire Execuiive Committee RETENTION OF SKILLED LABOUR. The Executive Committee under the Cultivation of Lands Order met at the County Buildings, LlandriDdod, on Friday last, 16th inst., Aid. C. C. Rogers presiding. Others present were Councillors James Hamer and B. P. Lewis, and Messrs. J. R. Bache. H. Vaughan Vaughan, R. E. Havard Willia&s, and David Thomas (executive officer). The sub-committees appointed at the previous meet- ing to consider the applications for allotments at Rhayader, Knighton. and Llandrindod Wells re-portent that satisfactory progress was being made. The persons authorised by the Executive Commit- tee to visit a certain farm in the parish of Nantmel, reported that the farm was in a very ba-d condition, no land was ploughed, and the buildings in a dilapidated slate. The executive otticer was instructed to -write to th-y occupier calling his attention to Regulation 2m. of the Defence of the Realm (Consolidation; Regulations, 1914. It was resolved that a system of inspection of hold- ings be instituted, that the food supply schedules be examined, and, in cases where the land appeared t-o be unsatisfactorily cultivated, an inspection should be made as a preliminary to any further definite action being taken by the committee under their compulsory powers, and persons were appointed to carry out this work. It was decided to investigate into cases of hardship arising from skilled men being taken off the land, with a view of making representations to the Board of Agri- culture to have them retained for agricultural wcrlt. The executive officer read a letter froa the Jioard. in reply to the application made hy the War Agricultural Committee for the loan of a motor-plough, that a cer- tain number had been allocated to the Welsh Agricul- tural Council for use in Welsh counties, and that ap- plications for the same oeJ;c;<;id be made to that coun- cil. It was decided to make an application accordingly. It was resolved to write to the District War Agricul- tural Sub-Committees requesting them to arrange for public meetings to be held in their respective areas, and to urge on farmers the importance of doing everything possible t-o maintain the -food supply.
Radnorshire and War Loan. The following are some of the Radnorshire subscrip- tions t-o the above:—Mr J. Luther Greenway. high sht.rjlf..£60.000; Rhayader Board of Guardians, £ 1.000; Rhayader Rural District Council. £ 500; Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, £ 1000 (inchidfEg feoo oM money), Mr J. S. Arkwright. near Pre.-teicn, £ 50,«K).
SIR FRANCIS EDWARDS, M.P.-Continued. period specified. War Loan stock could, however, be realised in th;* .same way as any other Stock. and by the policy of a Sinking Fund, the Government expected to be able to keep the price of the Stock up to th-e original figure. The Government. meant to do all thty could to prevent the Stock depreciating. (Applause). A cordial vote of thanks was passed to the ctmirman and the speakers on the motion of Mr J. O. Bufton, J.P., C.C., seconded by Mr J. L Wilding, and in re- sponding. the chairman expressed his thanks to thi> Hon. Sec. (Mr Herbert Oliver) and all who hod wccl%f for the success of the meeting.