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A NOBLE TRIBUTE 1 I
A NOBLE TRIBUTE. '1 The ommemcration of the' First Seven Divisions, in which the three distinctively Welsh regiments were represented, did not pass without a tribute to the heroism of the Welsh troops in the little" Ccntemptiolc i army. On Saturday London turned out to welcome and to cheer-un- usual feature, this, of war celebra- tions these days—the men of the wonderful army that fought bad inch by inch the ground from Mons, a-nd held its line at Ypres against; I the assaults of many 'times their number. In the unordered pro- cessions that went to the Royal Albert Hall were men of the Borderers and the Welsh Regiment and the Fusiliers; and in that great building their banners hung in posi tions of honoured prominence. It iwas on the, Sunday, however, that the national tributes wei/e paid. At the Saturday celebration Lord Derby had read the roll call of the Divisions, and Mr. Balfour had read the passage irom the Preacher commencing Let us now pr?iso famous men." Oihprw?e rherc was.no marking out of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish troops. It was an Empire celebration. On Sunday the Aeeds of the Welsh at Ypres received recogni- tion in the course. o a programme no one will ever forgot who heard it. The sight of the building was | in itself an inspiration. Regimental +.J,. l i.L d, i:t L l'ç C | flags and banners hung all round the hall, and fronting the topmost tier were the laurel wreaths en- twined by proud hands in memory of the Mien. Not less inspiring w.?s [the audience itself. Alas, sombre t'iie Al,,ts, sori,?bro ,ird n-a.nv (-f I Seven Divisions—were there, shat- tered in limb and disfigured, out looking mightily uplifted by the events of the afternoon and the national tributes to their valour. It was a moving and inexpres- sively solemn moment when Mr. Landcn Ronald, the famous corn- poser and conductor, motioned his orchestra to their feet, and the great audience followed suit. Chopin's Funeral March has always the power to rend the heart, but I this afternoon. when the violins i sobbed the requiem of the fallen, and Sang the^j triumph, when many thousands stood in homage in a strangely-silent hall in which the only sounds to be heard were the wail of the strings and the stifled cry of an over-strained listener, the music was almost unbearable. For it drove the mind out to the desola- tion of Flanders and France, to the cemeteries in which the crosses are in touch one with the other and to the lonely graves in the, war wilder- ness, in fields and on roadsides. And it seemed as though one stood at those trench graves in which the blanketed forms were 'committed to the caress of Mother-earth. The march died away; we passed on to more rousing and stirring music, but the echoes of the violins' requiem were in one's ears II all the afternoon. Although the progrnmme did not announce it, every Welshman in the hall took the inclusion Edward German's Welsh Rhap- sody as a tribute to the valour of the Welsh Regiments in the First Seven Divisions. This noble work was produced for the Cardiff Musical Festival some ten to twelve years ago, and it is a slur upon Welsh music that it has never since been played in the Principality I' Performed as it was by the great orchestra, however, one felt that it was an adequate tribute. Woven into it are the martial strains of Loudly Proclaim," and Har- lech" and the pathetic notes of Dafydd y Garreg Wen," and in- troduced by a master hand a¡d played by master musicians, this tribute will be long remembered not only by the Welshmen present, but by the whole audience. For it was the ring of "Harlecb," and the fine conclusion, that stirred it to its loudest manifestation of ap- preciation. Very encouraging reports were received by the Welsh State Pur- chase Committee which met in the House of Commons on Monday evening under the chairmanship of Mr. David Davies, M.P. The two South Wales hon. secretaries, Pro- fessor Joseph Jones and the Rev. D. M. Davies spoke with certainty of the growing hold this solution or the liquor problem was obtaining upon the people, and Principal Rees wrote, with regard to North Wales, that the cause was also making great headway there. The opposi- tion of the extreme wing of the temperance party—the wing which has no constructive drink policy to offer to meet after-war conditions— has been very strenuous, and in some of its phases very unfair. Some respected South Wales tem- perance leaders have not been over- scrupulous in their methods, carried away by their zeal, doubtless, for their point of view. But the State | Purchase (with local Option) solu- tion is gaining adherents day by day. The opposition may point to synodical and. association resolu- tions Against it; they are mislead- ing because as a general rule they represent only the attitude of a small number of very vocal people. The Welsh Parliamentary Party is to be requested to stir itself upon this question. At Llandrindod, n 'resolution was passed demanding separate treatment for Wales, and if the Welsh Party will move col- loctively-a majority of its mem- bers, we believe, have expresseCl themselves., publicly or privately, in favour of Purchase—anot her as- pect of Home Rule for Wales comes to the front. There can be little doubt but that a Control Board sitting in Wales—something on the Carlisla model—would be able sue cessfully to carry licensing restric- tions that would be impossible in slower and more conservative Eng land. These who cry for the moon, expecting to have it some day if they cry long enough, have an idea that Wales could be carried straight, away for prohibition. We doubt gravely their contention, for the towns and even the bigger villages are by no means as advanced in temperance views as some people belir-ve but Pu.t--o-hq-u they can have a chance to test pub lie feeling immediately. And even if they fail to obtain di-v coun- ties or boroughs at once, the Con- trol Board will certainly be able to impose restrictions that will keep in hand. In Wales especially, Purchase is the first real step towards prohibition. Tho methods 01 some of the op- ponents to Purchase make un an ugly chapter. They have fought it by innuendo, subterfuge, and even by slander. We do not like this aspect of Welsh partisan life—but it L has this encouraging sign, for believers in State Control of a dangerous trade: it shows that there are men on the extreme wing who despair of killing the Purchase soki- tion by fair argument. It is a proof to Wales that they have been worsted in honest contention. It is a thousand pities they are so dividing the temperance 0/ forces of the country. All are out for the same ends; the difference is that one section is asking for what is, new, unattainable and the ether Ii) I content to go by practical steps to- wards the goal of a sober and happy Wales.
THE QUEUES I
¡ THE QUEUES ¡ 6i .r¡t hn Stnn nnd- t: Ï! j;, y. rJ 1.1 U iJ r.: U At Once." A SWANSEA SCHEME ?????i.? 6?