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BRECON. Organ Recital, Priory Church.—The 3rd Recital (compositions by French composers) of the series will be given on Wednesday next at 7-30 p.m., when the programme will include some 'cello solos by Mr Griff. C. Jones. We're going to have some more rain, my corns are giving me gyp .Y p Charles's celebrated Corn Cure rapidly removes corn troubles. Only sold by GWJLLIM, The Chemist, Brecon. Price l/3 per bottle, postage 2d. extra. Brecon Woman's Heroic Act. A newspaper received from Bridgeburg, 9 I, Canada, contains the following account of the most courageous rescue by Mrs Mary Knight (a native of Brecon) of a boy from drowning in the Niagara River at Bridgeburg on June 4th A heroic act, deserving a Carnegie medal, was that performed by Mrs Mary Knight, of Highland avenue, at 3 o'clock this after- noon, when she rescued five-year-old Roy Renshaw from drowning in Niagara River. Mrs Knight observed the little boy playing about a boathouse on the river bank, and even as she started to warn him of his danger she saw him topple from the landing platform into water 20 feet deep. Carried by the cur- rent, the child was SWGng in towards the shallower water. Mrs Knight rushed to the rescue and waded out into the swift stream until the water came to her waist before she succeeded in seizing the boy's clothing as he went down for the third time and was being carried rapidly by. By this time other persons had been attracted to the scene, and willing hands were extended to aid the nearly ex- hausted woman as she neared the bank with her senseless burden. The boy had been carried twenty rods down the river from the boathouse when caught by the woman. Dr. J. R. Mencke, with what aid others could render, worked for a full hour over the boy before he was restored to consciousness. Mrs Knight was for- merly a nurse. Her prompt and heroic action was warmly praised by those who witnessed the rescue, for a minute's in- decision on her part would have meant the boy's death. Mrs Knight is a daughter of the late Mr Philip Davies, George Hotel, Brecon, and her mother still resides here, at 6, Wheat street. Mr Wm. Davies, hairdresser, the Struet, is a brother. Many Brecon people will remember Mrs Knight as Miss Annie I Davies. TEAS.—All Teas sold by Meredith & Sons are especially blended to suit the waters of the district. Blends at 2s 4d, 2s 8d and 3s. Sample free on applica- tion. The Stores, Brecon. County Court.—There were no de- fended cases down for hearing at the Brecon County Court on Saturday and His Honour Judge Rowlands did not attend. Ecclesiastical.—The Rev. H. Evans, B.A., who succeeded the Rev. Edgar Davies, on the latter coming to Brecon, as curate of Llanstadwall, Pembroke- shire, has accepted the offer of the curacy of Builth Wells, and will join the Vicar- Designate, the Rev. H. J. Church-Jones, as his colleague in the early autumn. It is further interesting to note that Mr Evans is an old Brecon County School boy, of which school his new Vicar has been for several years a governor. Postal Delivery and Collection.—A correspondent writes According to Saturday's daily Press, a speeding-up notice has been sent from the G.P.O. to all departments in the Provinces to re- establish the pre-war number of deliveries and collections. It is also stated at the G.P.O. that by the end of July there will be a big increase in postal facilities. This is applicable to Brecon, and surely it is high time for a move to be made here, so that the North Mail letters can be delivered immediately on their arrival, with another delivery after 2 o'clock and the last after 6 o'clock. Guild Outing.—On Wednesday, last week, the members of the Bethel C.M. Chapel Guild and Improvement Society had a most enjoyable outing to Talgarth and district. The company wiled away the afternoon visiting various places of interest, including Trevecca College, where they. were warmly welcomed by their late pastor, the Rev. Tudor Jones, and afterwards, at the invitation of Mrs D. Owen, Castle street, and Mrs Hughes, Ship street, sat down to an excellent tea which was served at the C.M. School- room at Talgarth. After the tea, on the proposition of the Rev. D. J. Henry, pastor, a hearty vote of thanks was I accorded Mrs Hughes and Mrs Owen for their kindness. The party returned home by the last train after a thoroughly I enjoyable outing. First Fruits of Peace.—At the Borough Police Court, on Monday, Francis lleafy, of Priory Hill, was summoned for allow- ing a dog to be at large at night without 11 1 u being under control. — P.C. Thomas Lewis gave evidence.—Defendant said the dog belonged to his son, who paid the license.—P.S. Williams told jjie Court that the dog was afterwards claimed on behalf of defendant by the son, a lad of about 13 years of age.—The Chairman (Mr David Powell), addressing defendant, stated There seems to be a doubt about the ownership of the dog, but this is Peace day and we want everybody to be at peace so we let you off.—James Parry admitted riding a. bicycle without a light. This case was also dismissed in honour of the Peace, but the Chairman reminded defendant that it was a danger- ous thing to ride at night without a light and advised him not to take advantage of what they were doing. Local Government Officers.-A very well attended meeting of Local Govern- ment Officers was held at the Shire Hall, Brecon, on Wednesday night of last week, over which Mr C. W. Best, the county surveyor, presided, with the object of forming a branch cf the National Association of Local Govern- ment Officers. The meeting was also attended by Mr W. Percy Fox, London, the organising secretary, who addressed the meeting at length and gave a survey of the work already accomplished by the Association, as well as an outline of the Post-War programme. Dr. Colston Williams, the County Medical Officer of Health, Mr W. E. Jones, the County Finance Clerk, and the Chairman also addressed the gathering. Eventually it was unanimously decided to form a county branch of the association and a strong committee was appointed to draft the model rules. It is hoped that in a short time a strong branch will be formed for the county. Sugar for Preserving of Stone Fruits.— A further allotment of sugar having been made by the Ministry of Food for pre- serving purposes, MEREDITH & SONS, The Stores, Brecon, respectfully beg to inform their customers that July 12th is the last day for such applications. Ap- plicants are allowed to purchase fruit for the above purpose. Wedding.—A wedding in which much local interest was taken was that of Miss Clare Campion, daughter of Mrs Campion, of Harp Terrace, Brecon, and Mr WTilliam Cumming Blair, son of the late Mr Jno. Blair, incorporated accountant, Douglas, I.O.M., which took place at S. Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Monday morning. The Rev. Father Finucane afficiated, and many friends of the bride were present. There was a fall choral service, the 4th Mass in F by IAbb6 Jouve being sung. Sister Cecilia was at the organ, and during the signing of the register in the sacristy played Weber's Bridal March in C, and Mendelssohn's I Wedding March as the bridal party left the church. The bride, who wore a handsome dress of champagne silk, hand- embroidered in gold, with hat to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet, was given away by her brother, Regimental Sergt.-Major F. Campion, R.E. Miss Winifred Kennedy, of Chepstow, wear- ing a pale blue costume and hat to match, and carrying a bouquet of choice flowers, was bridesmaid and Mr G. J. Davies, of Brecon, was the best man. A recep- tion was held after the ceremony at the residence of the bride's sister. Mrs Bonthrone, Alexandra road, and Mr and Mrs Blair left by the 1-20 train for Chester for the honeymoon, the bride travelling in a fawn costume and blue floral toque. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a pearl and white sapphire pendant and he gave the brides- maid a pearl and aqua-marine pendant. The bride's present to the bridegroom was a gold ring. The happy pair re- ceived numerous presents from relatives and friends, including a silver tea ser- vice from the indoor and outdoor staff of the Brecon Post Office (where Mrs Blair had been for some years a much esteemed colleague in the telegraph dept.) and sub- office, and a silver tray with inscription from the congregation of S. Michael's Church (where she has been a useful member). Thunderstorm.—A thunderstorm which continued for several hours broke over Brecon and district on Tuesday after- noon, and brought some of the much needed rain. A large tree on Lower Pontwillim Farm was struck by lightning and shattered into fantastic fragments.

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