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BRECONSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Summer Quarter Sessions for Brecon. shire took place on Tuesday at the Shire Hall, Brecon. There were no prisoners for trial. YSTRADl* ELLTE VALUATION APPEAL. A civil case was mentioned in open court, over which the Ron. R. C. Devereux (chairman) presided. It was an appeal against the basis or standard of county rate in respect of the parish of Ystradfellte. Mr W. Keusbole (of the firm of Messrs C. and W. Kenshole and Prosser, Aberdare) appeared for the appellants, the Ystradfellte Parish Council, and Mr Frank James (Messrs James and Sou, Mertbyr) appeared for the respondents, the Breconsbire County Council. Mr James asked the Court to respite the appeal to the next sessions. The appeal was against the valuation of the parish fixed by the County Council. The Union ratable value was fixed at £6,326, and the county ratable value at 910,982, showing a difference of £4,606, which was really accounted for in the valuation of a waterworks undertaking of the Neath Rural District Council in the parish. Under the powers of the County Rate Act of 1852 the Court had power to appoint a valuer, and the parties agreed to the appointment of Mr Rider, of London. Mr Kenshole said he agreed to the application and he hoped that when they got together they would not trouble the court further with the matter. The Chairman said the Court agreed to a respite and to the appointment of Mr Rider as valuer. CIVIL BUSINESS. The magistrates repaired to the grand jury room for the transaction of civil business, the Hon. R. C. Devereux in the chair. Others present were Messrs J. E. Moore-Gwyn, David Powell, A. A. Mitchell, Capt. H. Gkaystone, Messrs n. E. Grey, Owen Price, W. S. Miller, and Evan Morgan, with the Clerk (Mr H. W. F. Harries). VOTES OF CONDOLENCE. At the outset the Chairman referred to the death of Mr Gwynne Holford, who, he said, was a very regular attendant at the Quarter Sessions when his health permitted. So cautious was be with regard to the dignity of that Court that whenever he was unable to attend he never failed to send him (the Chairman) a most courteous letter of apology. He repre- sented an old-fashion type of county gentlemen who were becoming now far too rare. He was a kind and considerate neighbour and fair in all his dealings, and those of them who bad the privilege of a more intimate acquaintance with him found him always a genial and love. able friend. Latterly, owing to old age and infirmity, he was unable to take part in active county duties. Those who remembered him in the prime of his life knew him as an active gentleman and his passing away represented the removal of a landmark in the history of their county. His loss was such that all of them were bound to regret. He moved sovote of condolence with Mrs Gwynne Holford and family in their bereavement. Mr Moore-Gwyn seconded, saying that Mr Gwynne Holford iwas a great personal friend of his and he was sure that his work would be missed very much in the county. The vote was passed by all present standing. The Chairman said they also bad to record the loss of another justice, Mr McTurk, who was a magistrate for many years in the county. He was an alderman of the County Council and did his work conscientiously and well, but possibly he was better known amongst the agricultural community. He was a man they all knew and all liked extremely well. His loss would be doubly felt in the county. He moved a vote of condolence with the family. Mr Miller, in seconding, said the late Mr McTurk was an able and straightforward man who had only late in life taken an interest in public work, but there was no question that he had tried to put into his work both justice and judgement. The vote was carried in the usual manner. The Chairman said he also had to refer to the glorious death of another* son of a member of the Court; be referred to the death of Midship- man the Hon. Michael Bailey, the youngest son of their Lord Lieutenant, Lord Glanusk. It was only recently that they bad referred to the death of the second son of Lord and Lady felanusk, namely Lieut. Gerald Bailey, who had been killed on the battlefield, and now they had to pass a vote of condolence with Lord and Lady Glanusk on the death of their youngest 8011, who belonged to the senior branch of the services. He gave his life for his country in the memorable action off Jutland, in which a certain portion of our Fleet fought against great odds in a manner which was worthy of the best traditions of the British Navy, and gained a great victory, however much the Germans might depreciate it. The Glanusk family bad always done so much for Wales and the county, and iiow they had given their sons, and they greatly appreciated the great sacrifices they had made. However glorious the death might be, they were quite sensible of the loss sustained by the family in the death of so young a member and deepljf sympathised with them. Capt. Graystone, in sympathetic terms, seconded and this vote was also passed in the wsual manner*





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