Conversations! No. 1-Tea LET me introduce you to one of the many cosy, happy, t and cheerful hearths on which I am now for many years a permanent paying guest. Before the War I was a great favourite here, and although the Boys are far away they think of home and the Fragrant, Delicious, Sustaining Cup of Peace & Ciieeriulnes. But while the^ axe doing their bit to "Keep the Home Fires Burning," that makes it possible for you to enjoy my company. Let me. renew my acquaintance with you. on the threshold 01 1917 with best wishes for your Happiness and Prosperity, and Peace restored to all the World and the Boys come marching home, Then, may I hope to have a place of honour in your service at the Table of Festivity to our Heroes. For when Wars are over I shall still remain on Active Service in my uniform of Red and Green fit for a KING AND QUEEN. During 1917 I shall war against high priced Teas of inferior quality. I shall give you unsurpassed excellence in quality. Per lb. 2/9 ——— Per lb-, In the same Popular Packet of RED and GREEN. AT TIll. POPULAR STORES OF- E. B. JONES & Co. Holyhead, Penmaenmawr, Conway & Bangor. Will you accept the gift of Musicianship ? The 11 Pianola Piano will bestow it upon you even though you have never learnt a note of music. All that is necessary for you to share the same pleasure as the most gifted pianist is a sincere love of music. It is no light or trivial gift that the II Pianola Piano brings -it takes you to the very hearts of the greatest composers, enables you to translate, through the medium of your own hands, their wonderful fancies and thoughts into living music. "THE PIANOLA PIANOPT gives you complete mastery of all music. You must hear and play the a Pianola" Piano to realise what a wonderful and artistic instrument it has become-what broad, almost unlimited powers of musical expression it provides. We invite you to come in for a demonstration at any convenient time. The Pianola Piano (Weber Model) is made in a British Factory we are the sole representatives in this district of the makers. T h e Orchestrelle Co. ?o., ?j? STATION ROAD, Tel. 222. COLWYN BAY. |Jgl | j??)<??<??3??? .?????t ?? <?p4?? ?? ?%??? ￼ ￼ &??- $'/áffl/' ?—?——— ??? ?M? ????????&?/??? '/fee .Jaak4. ?? .? ￼ '?? ￼ ?'w? .%?<???<?<?t???.<2???!????? ????'?V??y?? S ?? ??t??????????? (Tl,V,. ——< ?r B t? ?s H???? j?F?t ￼ ￼ ? 1??. HUDSON'S I B ?s ??? is <JNN Nt J?? ??)??? JB???? ???? ?BStt?BB? A a? <L ￼ t ?,<—? OND MEMORIES linger jIl I ??aM ??ound the use of ??? M?m' Hudson's Soap. Granny, ?????_ ? ? ?s?N?? when a child, ran many H^Hh an errand to the village aL? ￼ ? BOBS shop for HudsoD.S-U a maid s h e helped to clean the old w?\?? r home with it-as a wife the new 4 home was made all the sweeter V f by the regular use of Hudson's- as a mother she always washed ???W7?????' the youngsters' print frocks and ￼ ? pinafores with it. ??\ gf UT??a&SW ? Even to-?my, though growing feeb?, GfMmy I <r>vr/ &J?/( ? '? tf<"? in her conviction that there is ? flf noihing Me Hu&on's Soap for an home ??. 'M?C ￼ ￼ ? dcaDÚa&-for WMhin? up after -eal, ????, IN PACKETS EVERYWHERE. R. S. HUDW LIVZRPOOT, LIMITFA WT BROMWICH C- ond IONDON. ￼ R-». -t
NORTH WALES NURSING I ASSOCIATION. STEADY AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS I IN ALL DIRECTIONS. ANNUAL MEETING AT RHYL. I (From Our Own Bevorter). I The seventh annual meeting of the North Wales Nursing Association was held at the Queen's Hot., Rhyl, on Monday, when there was a large attendance. Affiliated to the Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for Nurses, the Association has for its object the training, sup- plying, and supervising of certificated village nurses. It is controlled by a Council, of whom the pre-sident is Lady Mostyn; the chairman, Mr J. E. Greaves, Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvon- shire; the hon. secretary, Miss Da vies, of Tre- borth; the hon. treasurer, Mr W. G. Griffiths, of Bangor; and the hon. financial secretary, Mr W. A. Foster, of Bangor. The other members of the Council include the life governors, tihe representatives of the County Nursing Associa- tions of Anglesey, Carnarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Merionethshire. In the absence of Lady Mostyn the chair at the meeting was occupied by Mr J. E. Greaves. AN ENCOURAGING REPORT: PRINCE AS I SUBSCRIBER. I The Chairman explained that the meeting had been convened for the purpose of electing a pre- sident, council and officers, and also to afford the Executive an opportunity to lay before them their annual report, and to submit the financial statement for the past twelve months. The re- port would be found to be a record of much good work achieved, and to be full of encouragement for the future. Notwithstanding the 6tormy times the Association had made steady and eub- stantial progress in all directions (bear, hear). The support it had met with from both private and public sources was most gratifying, and in- dicated a growing confidence in the management and methods of the institution. They had re- cently been honoured by the adhesion of th-ree new patrons and several new subscribers, all un- solicited. The most noteworthy of recent events had been the fact that H.R.H. Prince of Wales had become a subscriber to their funds, adding greatly to the position and national citaracter of the Association (cheers). The County Council had also supported them loyally and had increased their midwifery scholars-hips from £ 25 to jE30 a year. In seeking the services of Association nurses in various other directions the County Councils had tacitly admitted that the Central and local Nursing Associations were the beet possible agents for carrying out the duties in connection with the public health. Another noteworthy incident, and one which showed unmistakably the direction in which the wind was blowing was the action of making an increased grant to the Nursing Associations of North Wales towards maternity nursing. Last year the grant was £170. This year it had been increased to J3400, which had been divided amongst 42 local Associa- tions whose nurses had undertaken that branch of the v-ork (hear, hear). The grant was appor- tioned at 7a per birth in urban and 9s per birth in rural districts. The grant could not be said to err on the side of liberality exactly, but they could confidently look forward to a much more liberal contribution when the Board was satisfied that the money was well and wisely spent. The report, whose adoption he proposed, was full of information and of interest, and its compilation reflected the highest credit upon their hon. ceerctary, Miss Davies, to whose energy and devotion the success of N.W.N.A. was mainly due (hear, hear). The financial statement was one of, if not the most satisfactory submitted by the Council. A vory sihort timo ago they discussed very seriously the prob"biEty of having to suspend the training of more nurses for a year owing to lack of funds, but they had been spared that calamity, and could now see their way to again train their full quota of 13 niues-a sufficient number to meet present requirements (cheers). For that happy change in their fortunes they had to thank their financial secretary, Mr Foster, whose nost successful efforts on their behalf resulted, not only in a larg., sum in donations, which had enabled us te invest £ 600 in Government Bonds, but had aho nearly doubled their subscription list. Fcr this con- spicuous service the N.W.N.A. owed Mr Fcstk?r a great debt of gratitude (cheers). Their tha-nk? were also due to their hon. treasurer, who mÎ- fortunately was not well enough to be present that day. He was sure they would join with him in wishing him a C-P y and oohnplete recovery from his illness. Last but by no means least, they had to thank all who had subscribed so liberally to this, to Jus mind, the best and most deserving of all charities, a charity which aimed at providing in times of sickness succour, and help for those to whom otherwise it would be denied (cheers). The report and accounts were adopted as pre- sented, and all the officers were re-appointed with thanks for their past services. I AN APPEAL TO FLINTSHIRE ASSOCIA- TIONS. Following the business meeting, a public meet- ing was held to which had been invited a large number of the residents of Flintshire and Den- bighshire. Mr N. H. Gladstone (Lord Lieuten- ant of Flintshire) presided, and he was accom- panied by the Bishop of St. Asaph, the March- I ioness of Bute, Mr and Mrs F. J. Gam- lin, Colonel Gee (Haiodunos), Mr Buckley, Dr. A. Eyton Lloyd, and others. The Chairman paid a high tribute to the work which the Association was carrying on throughout North Wales, and said he regretted that out of 20 local Associations in Flintshire there were still eight not affiliated. He hoped that would be soon changed, and that all the Associations would be found supporting this ex- cellent movement. There sliould be co-opera- tion on all sides, and he hoped they would re- cognise the interdependence of one another. Mr J. E. Greaves (in the absence of Lord Mostyn, who was unable to be present) said he had the honour to announce that H.R.H. the Prince of Wales had been good enough to be- come an annual subscriber to the Association (applause). No doubt that would greatly help the Association, and be a stimulus to others in bringing in support for an Association which was doing really national work. The Bishop of St. Asaph said good nursing was especially necessary in a county like Flint- shire, in which 80 many of the mothers were engaged in munition work. I THE SOUTH WALES ASSOCIATION. The Marchioness of Bute, whose husband is now a lieutenant at Kinmel Park, gave a short account of the progress of the corresponding Association for South Wales, with which she is connected. Her Ladyship added that in Sou-th Wales they had succeeded beyond their expecta- tion, notwithstanding the fact tliat many had tlirowii cold water on the scheme. They had been able to raise an endowment fund for the training of nurses, and had invested £ 3000 in the War Loan, the interest of which was being devoted to the training of four nurses. Mr F. J. Gamlin (chairman of the Flintshire County Council) also spoke, Miss Davies, the hon. secretary, said that last year 41 affiliated Nursing Associations applied for grants from this fund, and this year 51 had applied. Following a question put by the Bishop of St. Asaph, Miss Prydderch said the ordinary nurs- ing of the sick by the district nurses had re- ceived less attention owing to the necessary con- centration upon the prevention of infant mortality. This was to be deplored, and the remedy was to train and employ more nurses. Tho proceedings closed with a vote ot thanks to the Marchioness of Bute, proposed by Mr Buckley, and seconded by Mrs Batters, and a vote of thanks to the Lord Lieutenant for pre- siding was passed, on the proposition of the Bishop of St. Asaph, seconded by Dr. Eyton Lloyd.
Lord CunlifFe had been re-elected the Gor- envoi of the Bank of England, and Mr Brien Cokayne was re-elected Deputy Governor. Found emokimg williju half a do-zen yaxds- of a magazine, a labourer at a Midland fac- I tory was on Tuesday sentenced to two months' imprisonment. It will pay fishermen on the Welsh coasts to go fishing for crabs this year. Boiled crabs of small size realised tenpence each in some Welsh markets on Saturday. Bardsey Island has & re- putation for crabs.
THE CHRISTIAN SUNDAY. I (BY THE DEAN OF BANGOR). I In the course of an instruction delivered in Bangor Cathedral on Monday evening, the Dean said it was important to bear in mind that the Christian Sunday was not the Jewish Sabbath. They were observed) on two different diays of the week: the former on the first, the latter on the seventh. Nor was the objeot of their institution identical. Tho Sabbath commemorated the rest of God after the creation of the world, and the deliverance- of Israel from the 13ondagia of Egypt. Sunday was the memo- rial of the Lord's Resurrection from the dead. So essential was the difference that St. Paul spoke of the one as the type of the other. In his Epistle to tho Oolossians he taught that the "new moon and the Sabbaths werfe a shadow of things to come." Sundlay was the substance of which the Sabbath was the shadow. Not that the Fourth Commandment was abrogated). It was a, part of the moral law, and ombodied an unchangeable principle. That principle was that the hallowing of one day in seven was a duty to God; and that rest on one day in seven was essential to the spiritual and temporal welfare of man. That was also the principle of the Christian Sun- day. 'ihough the principle remained always the same, in carrying it 011>1. in practice details might vary. The Jewish method differed from the Christian; and even in tflie Christian Church prac- tices had not always and everywhere been quite the same. Birt the principle itself had been in- variably upheld. Those variations in details of observance had led many earnest Christiana to ask: "What may or may not be done on the Lord's Day?" Here, as in all other matters, they must Look for guidance to the example and teaming of Christ. The question in dispute be- tween Him and the Pharisees, it is true, had re- ference to the Sabbath; but the principles He laid dlown were also applicable to the Lord's Da.y which afterwards He instituted. He taught that three kinde of work were lawful on the sacred day: works otypiety, works of mercy, and works of necessity. As to the first, He pointed out that the people had to prepare tile sacrifices, lay the victims on the altar, said keep up the firess. They "profaned the Sabbath," but they "were blameless." It was a work of piety. Again, many of His own mighty works were per- formed on the Sabbath, and His answer to the murmuring Pha-risees was: It is lawful to do well on the Sabbath Dáy." Mercy dem.anded it. In regard to the third, he referred them to their own practice of lifting up on the Sabbtth day a ethoep fallen into a pit. If left till the next day the animal might die. Necessity required im. medi.ate action, and for that reason it was law- ful. Hero wero three Divine principles which formed the basis of Christian practice. A minister of the Gospel hesita.ted not to drive into a distant church to hold a service and preach on a Sun. day. A caretaker worked on Sunday to heat and ligh,t a church; and with an easy conscience, because it was a work of piety. Again, mercy. required that & medical man should visit suffer- ing patients; and a charitable lady carried" through the streets a Sunday dinner to a poor sick person. Under the third division came the problem of SUNDAY LABOUR IN THE FIELDS J a.t this critical time, which exercised the minds of many. The important question arose: Was it a necessity? Was it as urgent as the lifting up of the sheep from the. pit? Those in a position to know told them in plain words that the neces- sity had arisen; that the nation, like the sheep, was in the pit; and that in order to ward off internal famine, the land must be cultivated on Sunday if it cannot be done on week-days. In h;vrbdiing the problem, however, there was need for cauition. Two things deserved consideration. Fl t, it mu-at not be thought that things dfono in times of emergency would be lawful when the emergency had passe d away. It was* the ncocesity that constituted the lawfulness. Second- ly, each case had to be decided on its own merits. The difficulty hardly arose in gardens and small allotments. All that was necessary might he done on the six days. But where: large of land were waiting for cultivation, and the seed could not be sown without Sun-day labour in the short time available, there the plough could be hond-led with an easy conscience. They were anxious to maintain their Welsh and F-ngUsh Sundays, and rightlv so. The idea of the Continental S-unaiay was disliked. So far as he (the speaker) cou4d see, them, were no signs of its introduction into this country; though th,c,re were indications that its worst fr a-tures were being adopted, and its besit disregard-cd. On the Continent, tlkcogh the latter part- of the day was given up to work or Va.y, yet the earlier peart was devoted to the Service of God in His House. Amongst themselves the tendency was to play, or labour, or idle aWlly the precious hours of the whole day, whilst no part was hallowed to God by prayer and praise What had been described as a po«aitive observance of Sunday had become a great need of the age. At present the nega- ti-ve aspect se.tiidied. many. The question gener- ally asked was: What ought I not to do on Sunday?" Too seldom comes the question: "What ought I to "do?" The day might be pro- faned by idleness, as well as by unneceeeary work or play. It had its God-ward, as well as it3 man- ward aspect. To the Jew the seventh day was not only a time for him to rest, but also the Sa.bba.th of the Lord, thy God." To Christians, likewise, the first day was more than cessation from work. It was the Lord's Day. It belonged to the Risen Lord and on it he claimed special acrviccs from his people. The public worship of the day was meant to he the united homage of Christian hearts to the Lord. It was the wit- ness of the church bofore the world; to the truth OIÍ the Resurrection of Christ from the dead and the Ascension into heaven.
I BABY WEEK I I SPECIAL EFFORTS TO PRESERVE I INFANT LIFE. Mr Lloyd George has consented to be presi- dent of the National Committee organising "Baby Week," which is to begin on Sunday, July 1st. Similar weeks held in Paris, Copenhagen, and in several large cities m the United States have been the means of saving the lives of many infants. The programme for the week has been pro- visionally drafted. It is as follows:— SUNDAY.—Special sermons in all churches and special lessons in Sunday Schools with reference to child welfare. At all the cinema houses one film relating to this subject. MONDAY.—Central Child Welfare Exhibition. TUESDAY.—A naee-ting of Health Associations at the Guildhall; speakers, Lord Rhondda, chair- man of thtf Committee, and Mr H. A. L. Fioher. WEDNESDAY:—Special cinema and theatre matinees. THuMDAY.Open clay" at all schools for mothers, creches, and nursery schools. FKIDAY.—A special day in allwhools with mothercraft classes, open to the public. SATTTEDAY.—A large garden party meeting, probably at the Botanical Gardens. A siir.ilar programme will be followed in all the big cities. No flags wiU be sold.
I LONDON TIME-TABLE AND RED-RAIL GUIflE. The current issue of this popular publication is on sale at all railway bookstalls and lea.ding liewsagell The "London Time-Table and Red- newsagents. of Kmgsw&y, London, extends to nearly 600 pages, and deals with over 3000 railway stations, a;id as it is sold at Twopence, the publishers mayHairly claim that it is the best and cheapest Railway Guide ever published. It contains, in addition to the Railway Time-Tables, a Jruza of information that is invaluable, not only to Londoners, but to all visitors to London; and altogether it is a surprising Two- pennyworth.
The Homo Secretary has, by a supplemen- tary order, £xed nine o'clock instead of eight ns the closing1 hour for shops on Thursday cefor.e Good Friday. Captain J. W. J. Creralyn, military represen- tative at the Carmarthenshire Appeal Tribunal, has been 'appointed chief military lepresentativo at Tribunals for the 41st area, embracing Carmar- thenshire and Pembrokeshire. Tills will entitle him to appear before any Tribunal in the area.
FOOD PROBLEMS. f PLANS FOR NEW CAMPAIGN. I HOME PRODUCTION POLICY. I SUGAR CONTROL. I A new standard for the loaf came into force on Monday. Millers must obtain a greater per- centage of flour from the wheat, and rice, bar- ley, maize, oats, rye, or beana may be added up to 15 per cent. Bread was also dearer, the new price being Is for the 41b. loaf. Meanwhile the week-end market reports show that the prices of wheat and other cereals con- tinue to rise. The National War Savings Committee to whioh Lord Devonport has entrusted the direc- tion of the campaign on behalf of voluntary rationing, has begun its task by issuing sug- gestions to local authorities and its own local committees. It is announced that the Committee which Lord Devonport promised in the House of Lords last Thursday to inquire into sugar distribution has been completed, and will meet immediately and report without delay. Lord Selborne's Committee on methods of in- creasing home-grown food after the war recom- mends a minimum wage for labourers and a guaranteed price for wheat and oats, both of which have already been accepted in principle as war measures An increase in the price of milk for next win- ter is foresnadowed in an official statement that the maximum prices now fixed may discourage production. Two Committees have been appointed to con- sider the means of increasing the fish supply in the home market; one will deal with sea fish and the other with fresh water fish. Mr Kennedy Jones, M.P., has been appointed Director-General of the Food Economy Depart- ment of the Ministry of Food. Captain Bathur&t stated in the House of Com- mons, on Monday, that the saving of sugar from the weekly ration with the view of home jam- making is not to be regarded as hoarding. A number of London clubs have decided to exclude potatoes from their bills of fare.
SCHOOLBOYS THE CINEMA. I PREFER COWBOYS AND CHARLIE I CHAPLIN. Six boys from Camberwell and Bethnal Green, aged between 11 and 13, attended on Monday with their headmasters to give evi- dence before the Cinema Commission. One ,ed four and a boy said that a "baby" a- four and a half, whom he took to the pictures, liked Charlie." Chaplin. Another boy, addressing Trie, chairman, the Bishop of Birmingham, said:—"Cowboy piotures bore us," but two of the boys said they liked cowboys and Charlie Chaplin. Ono youngster expressed a preference for -wftat he described as "mystery pictures, with underground vaults and secret pa^sa-g-cs, where stolen property can bo hid- den, and where the 'tecs.' can't find it." Two of the boys agreed that they liked comic films, if not too silly; and were fond of house-breaking, stealing, and detective pic- tures; but they did nat caro much for love stories. One of the boys said he liked tra- gedies, witfi plenty of killing and robberies. Asked if they would like to have cinema les- sons at school in place of magic lanterns, the boys replied that "it wouldn't be so bad." Somo of thecinolll.a houses were open on Sunday they said, "but not the decent ones." Four of the boys who were asked if they would like to do a bit of thieving them- selves, replied that they would, but only for the sake of the adventure. One boy said he would rather be the detective than the cri. minal, because the detective always came out on top. Asked if they ever did any sky- larking with the girls who were in the cinema houSoeS, one boy admitted that they some- times pulled their haiir, and the girls seemed to enjoy it.
LANCASHIRE AND WESTERN I SEA FISHERIES. The annual meeting of the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Joint Committee was held at the Queen Hotel, Chester, on Thursday. Mr John Formby was re-elected chairman, and Messrs lsgoed Jones and M'lver were appointed vice-chairmen. The report of the Finance and General Pur- poses Committee stated that a precept at the rate of 3-128th of a penny in the £ would raise about B5000 after giving credit for the amounts authorised to be paid by the County Councils of auth.ai-iased to ? lintsliire and the county borough of Chester to the Dee Fishery Committee, and the sub-committee recommended that a precept at this rate be levied on all the contributing authorities for the ordinary expenditure of the Joint Committee. The report was adopted, with the recommen- dations therein made. Professor Jenkins read an application from the fishermen at Flookburgh for an ex tension of the period authorised by bye-law 14 for using a jumbo for taking cockles. He had also received a letter from "an old fisherman" protesting against the destructive method of taking mu!- sels with the juir bo. There was no doubt, Pro- fessor Jenkins said, that the jumbo was a des- tructive instrument. It was used in the three darkest months of the year, when it was difficult to get mussels in any other way. It was resolved unanimously not to permit the extension applied for.
I BRITISH HOSPITAL SHIP I TORPEDOED. I 43 DEAD Ol., MISSING. I The Admiralty announces that the British hospital ship "Astunae" was torpedoed on the night of March 20th. The casualties were 31 dead, 12 missing, including two women, and 39 injured. Ihe German wire- leas claiaua this as an achievement. The "Anurias" was carrying wounded, and bore Red Cross signs, brilliantly illuminated. It may be remembered that in their threat of unrestricted submarine warfare the Ger- mans included hospital ships which ventured within a zone specifically defined, The Bri- tish Government countered with a threat of reprisals if hospital ships were sunk. It is now up to the British Government to make good their avowed intention. I TWO DESTROYERS LOST.. I I The Admiralty also announce the loss of two destrcyers--one by mine and the other in collision. In the first case 21 of the crew were saved; in the second one man only was lost.
WELSH FUSILIERS' GALLANTRY I I AWARDS TO OFFICERS AND MEN. I The Military Cross has been conferred upon the following officers:- S"T?eut Roy Austin Davidson, Yeo., ?ttd. R. W?Ish Pus —He showed great cool- ness and re&ource in getting his patrol for- ward over almost impassable ground. Al- though accompanied by only 12 men, he in- flicted considerable casualties on the retreat- ing enemy Temp. Sec.-Lieut. Robert Williams, R. WeKsh Fusiliors.-During a raid on the enemy's trenches, he led his men forward in a gallant and determined manner in spite of very heavy fire. Later, although wounded, he remained at duty. He was again wounded. MILITARY MEDAL. I The Military Medal has bc-en awarded to the following Royal Welsh Fusiliers:—17598 Pt-e. W. Anthony, attd. T.M. Battery; 17818 Cpl. W. T. Davies, attd. T.M. Battery; t6872 Pte. T. C. Faulkner; and 205S9 Pte. E. Jones.
Three mahogany Chippendale arm-ohaira with Chinese lattice work design on cluster logs realised X201 at a sale at Buckden, neai Huntingdon.
CARNARVON BOARD OF I GUARDIANS. WORKHOUSE OFFICERS AND THEIR I RATIONS. PROTEST AGAINST SUNDAY LABOUR. I At a meeting of the Carnarvon Board of I Guardians, on Saturday, the Chairman (Mr J. C. Lloyd Williams) presided. THE ESTIMATES. I The Clerk (Mr Wyn Roberts) presented the estimates for the next half-year. An increase from £ 1227 to JE1680 was estimated for the hospital expenditure, and from £ 959 to £1246 in the cost of asylum maintenance. The total expenditure was estimated at £ 11},824, compared with B9953 for the corresponding period of last year. The sum of JS1217 is to be received from grants, leav- ing J69607 to be raised by rates. It was explained that as the new rateable value of the union had not been received, the amount of the rate could not be given. A financial statement for the period from March 1st, 1916, to September 30th, in respect to the Military Hospital (which is the property of the Guardians), was presented. The expendi- the Guja.r d ia.ns ) JE1686 wa<s received from the ture was £2010: £1686. was received from the Command Paymaster, leaving a deficiency of J6529. The sum of E251 was paid in wages. OFFICIALS AND THEIR RATIONS. I A letter was read from Miss Thomas, matron of the Military Hospital, intimating that the offi- cials there were desirous to conform with the desire of the Food Controller, and with that ob- ject had reduced the supply of meat per head from 41bs. to 2 £ lbe., a week, and sugar from 111-be. to ilb. a week. They also intimated that they would not consume the whole of the 41bs. of bread: allowed them each week. A vote of thanks was accorded the officials for their eelf-sacrifice. A FARM LABOURER'S WAGES. I The wife of a farm labourer in regular employ- ment, and earning 215 with food each half-year, applied for relief. She stated that she could not keep hereeli and five children on her husband's earnings. Mr Evans remarked that the wages were rather small. Mr R. G. Jones suggested that the farmer should be asked1 to pay more wages. It was stated that the man had enlisted, but the Military Authorities sent him back. He was now earning more than he had ever done be- fore. It was decided to instruct the Relieving Officer to give relief in kind when necessary, and two Guardians were appointed to interview the em- ployer with the view of obtaining an increase in the man's wages. ADMINISTRATION OF PRINCE OF WALES' I FUND. I The Llandwrog Relieving Officer reported the case of a man who had been receiving grants from the Prince of Wales' Fund, but who had now been told that the grant muet cease, and that he must obtain work. He produced a ceT- tificate showing he was suffering from heart trouble. Several members protested against such a letter being sent to the man, and Mr R. G. Roberta pointed out that the Prince of Wales' Fund had been raised for the purpose of supporting men out of work. It was decided to write to the Committee ad- ministrating the fund in the county for an ex- planation. PROFITABLE HENS. I A statement was presented by the Master show- ing that a clear profit of B22 Is 7d had been I made on the hens kept in the workhouse grounds 1 from ApriJ, 1916, to March, 1917. FRESH BUTTER OR MARGARINE? I JVLrs Noth. Kobena called attention to the fact that fresh butter, and no other, was allowed to the workhouse officers. She and her fellow-lady guardians had more than once urged in commit- tee that they should be given half fresh butter and half margarine. No private house in the town reooived such a liberal allowance of fresh butter, and while private. individuals were pre- pared to put up with substitutes, she did not think it unfair to ask the workhouse officials to make some sacrifice. The Clerk explained that the officers were each allowed 13c" per week in respect of rations, and if they liked to pay for fresh butter it made no difference to the Guardians. Mr Henry Parry said that the committee re- garded the proposal as only the thin end of the wedge to supply margarine to the inmates, and he, for one, would not be responsible for doing that. Mrs Nath. Roberta remarked that the lady in- spector of the Local Government Board, when on a visit to the workhouse, had recommended margarine for the inmates Mr T. J. Lloyd, while expressing a desire to do the best possible for the inmates, pointed out that nobody had a right to expect exactly the same conditions of life as before the war. He was not ashamed to admit that he made use of margarine. Mr R. G. Roberts: The inmates do not get fresh butter. Why should we, therefore, make a distinction? Mr H. Angel also stated that no fresh butter was supplied to the inmates of the Denbigh Asylum. The Chairman: We ought not to be guided en- tirely by our feellings in this matter. I should not be ashamed to eat margarine. Mrs Hugh Roberts said she was informed by tho Matron tha.t the officers were only waiting for the order of the Guardians to reduce the rations. They were willing to abide by the Board's decision. It was ultimately resolved to refer the ques- tion to the consideration of the Dietary Com- mittee. PROTEST AGAINST SUNDAY LABOUR. t Mr T. J. Lloyd said there were two dangerous elements which threatened the community. One was an attempt to introduce Sunday labour, and the other was the devastation of the drink traffic. When the Seventh Day had been ordained as a day of rest, they found that every eighteenth diav the food of the day was destroyed by the tradte. He moved a resolution protesting against Sunday labour, and the Sailing for more drastic restrictions in regard to drink. Mr Henry Parry said that the War Agricul- tural Committee m Lancashire had set their faces determinedly against Sunday labour (near, hear). Mr' D. Williams: The Government have no right to expect an end of the war until they have stopped the drink. The resolution was carried unanimously.
WELSH UNIVERSITY I EDUCATION. FURTHER SITTINGS OF COMMISSION. I The Royal Commission on University Edu- cation in "Wales held further sittings, for the hearing of evidence, on Thursday and Fri- day, at the offices of tho Board of Education, aud tlid-following witnesses were heard:— On behalf of Cardiff Corporation: The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Sir Edward NicholL R.N.R., Mr*George CI any, and Mr Charles Coles. On behalf of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, proposed Faculty of Public Ad- ministration and Social Studies: Mr Thoinas Jones, Mr D. Lleufer Thomas, and Mr F. Llowellyn-Jones. On behalf of the Workers' Educational Association: Mr D. Lleufer Thomas, Mr Phillip Thomas, and Dr. Stanley Watkins. On behalf of the Joint Board of Legal Edu- cation for Wales: Mr D. Lleufer Thomas and Mr I'. Llowelly^-Jones
NO PARCELS FOR PRISONERS IN TURKEY. In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, Mr Jas. Hope informed Mr Peto that notice had been received from the Swisa Post Office that the transmission of parcels to prisoners of war through Austria-Hungary to prisoners of war in Turkey had been stopped till further no-tioe. His Majesty's Government had requested the United States Ambassador in Vienna to make a strong protost,
TO GET MORE MEN. I BILL TO ENFORCE MEDICAL RE- I EXAMINATION. In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, Mr Bonar Law announced that the Government lied found it absolutely necessary to introduce a Bill giving the right of medical re-exammation. The second reading will be taken to-day. 0
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