I ELECTRIC THEATRE WHEAT STREET, BRECON. I Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 13th, 14th, & 15th. STAR PICTURE: Variety Turns for the Week THE MASTER CRIMINAL. A four-reel drama of intense human interest. One of the most ambitious productions yet put on the cinematographic stage by j the well-known Eclair Film Company of Paris. | THE 1 Four Picturesques. A Quartette of Dainty Damsels in a refined, sparkling Singing & Dancing speciality. c I I iie, THIS WEEK—Thursday, Friday and Saturday. STAR PICTURE: Variety Turns for the Week A Messenger of Discord. A Fine Drama appealing to all. %as I Will Tylir, | TRICK CYCLIST. & Who has attracted much attention during the week. Musical Waifs. f Introducing their sketch as zD Harmonising Singers, Whistlers, and Musical Novelties. Matinees: This Week-Thursday & Friday at 2-30. Every Night at 7 & 9. Prices as usual. A few 9d. & 6d. Seats Reserved at 3d. extra. Telephone: x 14. 0 n.U8r&)II -r,.fI- p I FITTED IN FIVE MINUTES I t ",44 If you wish to cut out the bother of 11 Made- to-Measure Clothes take advantage of the new sizes and the great New Stock at Watts. The good materials, chosen for serviceability as well as nice appearance-the fine work- manship—the skilful cutting which imparts good style-the surety of a correct fitting made possible by 21 different sizes-leave practically nothing to be desired by the short, tall, or normally proportioned man who wants an unquestionably Good Class Lounge Suit. Come in now and examine them and let our mirrors show you how perfect a Ready Tailored Suit can be. Prices 25s. to 55s. hisss^ss^r Opposite 31BRECON/ I the Monument
t The Joint Burial Board of Saint John and Saint Mary, Brecon. BALANCE SHEET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 25th MARCH, 1914. RECEIPTS. £ a. d. EXPENDITURE. Z s. d. To Balance at Bankers 25th March, By Wages of Sexton 54 4 0 1913. 64 6 4 Assistant ,Labour 3 3 0 mm Fees on Interments and purchase c of Graves in perpetuity 55 16 0 » Tradesmen's Bills 43 7 5 „ Fees on Erection of Stones and „ Fees paid Ministers 9 6 6 Monuments 8 18 0 Clerk officiating 2 8 0 „ Cash for Standing Hay 1 10 0 .n Mu • r a ■ i. -mt Printing, Stationery and Stamps 13 0 Call of Id. in £ on Saint Mary's Parish 59 0 0 „ Tithes, Rates and Insurance.. 4 4 0 Call of Id. in & on Saint John's Income Tax 4 10 Parish 28 8 0 ? „ Fees received for Ministers officia- n L'ora ees ting at funerals 6 19 6 Clerk's Salary 15 0 0 „ Fees received for Clerk officiating 3 3 0 Thos. Powell (State Insurance).. 1 10 4 „ ThM.PowdUIn.oraace Stomps) 17 4 Bll„noe ot Bankers 25.h March, v Rent of Cottage .5 4 0 1914 99 6 1 JE234 2 2 £234221 The foregoing Accounts, with all Books and Vouchers pertaining thereto, were submitted to us by the Joint Burial Board of Saint John and Saint Mary, and we hereby certify that we have examined aud audited them and find the same correct. Dated this 3rd day of April, 1914. WM. WILLIAMS, ) Auditors duly appointed by the Parishes DAVID POWELL, Clerk. JOHN H. ROSSER. J of Saint John and Saint Mary, Brecon.
THOMAS REES, CORN FACTOR & IRONMONGER, BRECON, BEGS to point out that although he does not give his Customers Bonuses on their purchases he is doing what is better. (1) He gives them Good Value for their money. (2) Delivers Goods to the Customer's Address Free of Charge. A Large Stock of Agricultural and Garden Seeds and Fertilizers ready for delivery. Also a Stock of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. ORDERS ESTEEMED AND CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO. Address: 8, SHIP STREET, BRECON. ( J. THOMAS (&If) I General Draper, I 17, Castle St., Brecon. j NEW STOCK! NEW STOCK I Specialities. B Cheap and Stylish Millinery. jfl Ladies' Tailor-made Costumes. S and Up-to-date Ladies' Shirt Blouses. flj Latest Suitings Fashionably-Cut Breeches made on B the premises. p j Latest Suitings Fashionably-Cut Breeches made on B the premises. p j ——— ———
BEULAH. PERSON AL.- -Nu rue Phillips left on Thursday l to take up duties at Rocb, Pembrokeshire. She has been succeeded by Nurse Page, Devynock. EASTEE HOLIDAYS—The elementary schools in the Builth Upper District close this evening (Thursday) for the customary Easter vacation, re opening on Monday week, 20tb inst. l
TALYBONT. CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. We are able to state that the Talybont and District Agricultural Co- operative Society is now un established fact. A committee meeting was held in the Church Hall, Talybont-on-LTsk, on Saturday last, when the following were presentMr E C Maurice, in the chair, Col. Jones Williams, Messrs David Jones, Griffith Jones, Edgar Morgan, — Jarvis, J C Mor- gan, Davies, Wm Davies (Aber Farm), and the Manager of the Cradoc Co-operative Society. It was decided that the Manager of the Cradoc Society should act in a similar capacity for the Talybont Society until such time as the latter be on a sound basis when a local manager will be appointed. It was also decided to construct a shed I at the Station (Talybont), and the Chairman and Col Jones Williams were deputed to see the J Manager of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway Co. to make the necessary arrangements re site, and < also to get out estimates for the building. It was further agreed that the pro. tem. manager send a J price list of seeds, manures, &c., to all present t shareholders. Orders were given by those present. ( Anyone desirous of. becoming a member should apply to Mr E C Maurice, Buckland Estate Office, 1 or to any of the Committee. The shares are £ 1 each, but no individual may take more than 200 shares. All members will have the advantage of a bonus and a percentage on their shares. It is j hoped that all those interested, especially the J working classes, will become members at once and ( take advantage of the benefits soon to be offered t by the Society, for. when the store is erected, members will be able to make purchases in any quantity either great or small.
Dainty Clothing for the Children at a Low Cost. The Children's Corner at Peregrine's is replete with new goods; never have we been able to show so choice a display as the stocks we have secured for the present season. The garments are as smart and stylish in appearance a3 they are sound and serviceable in actual wear. Here are dainty Cream and Coloured Costumes for the girls, Children's Coloured Dresses, Overalls and Frocks, and every mother I should see the range of charming hats we have secured. None of them are expen- sive-but the quality and Iltyle are as good as it is possible to get for the prices charged. You will be surprised at the Big Variety and Big Values of our goods for Children's Wear. Here are a few only-we have not space to enumerate them all— Girls' Alpaca Costumes in Cream and Assorted Colours, From 1/llf to 12/11. T Maids' Blouse Robes in Pretty Zephyr, From 3/11$. :1 Girls' White Nainsook Overalls, Trimmed Insertion 20 22 24 26 ins. 1 4 4 4. l/3f, 1/62-, 1/9|. 1/llf. A Large Assortment of Better Qualities in Stock. Girls' Coloured Overalls, 18 to 22 ins. from 1/0A4. Infants' Cashmere Frocks, I In Cream, Pink or Sky, 119p-. l/ll;h 2/Gt, 2/11i to 3/11. 4 -1 -f Girls' Box Pleated Serge Frocks, with patent Belt, Navy only, 22 24 26 28 30 ina. 3/6i, 3/iij, 4/Hi 5/11, 6/11. 2 David Peregrine, Cambrian House, BRECON. HULIMMHHMIIIII I— 18:1.
LLANBEDR.. A TREAT.-Ollr people are promised a great treat on Easter Tuesday, for the talented trio of ladies—Mrs Wolfe-Murray, Miss Auriol Jones and Miss Beatrice Eveline-have graciously offered to give a concert in the Schoolroom, the proceeds of which are intended torffclear an obligation in connection with the water supply, and to provide a treat for the I school children in the summer.
The Voice cf the People From the moment vrheu it became e< ident that moderate people of all shades of political faith in London were likely eagerly to accept the invitation to go ta Hyde Park and protest against the Irish policy of the Government and its probable consequences, the Liberal daily Press embarked upon a campaign of misrepre- sentation in a vain effort to dam the tide of popular indignation. All manner of wild and ridiculous allegations were published. The campaign of mendacity failed as it deserved to fail, and the demonstration proved the greatest, most representative, and most enthusiastic open-air meeting that has been held within living memory. The final effort of the Radical Press too It the usual form of suppressio veri. The real condition of affairs at the Hyde Park Demonstration was concealed, a few trifling incidents were magnified without the least regard to accuracy or fair dealing, and the absurd allegations served up in smill doses prior to the meeting were "given a fresh run" in the hope that someone might accept them. There is not the least doubt that this final effort has proved as great a failure as were the earlier attempts to depict the organisation of the pretest as force and artificial. It is futile J to hope successfully to misrepresent an under- taking, the truth about which is known to hundreds of thousands of people, and in this matter the Liberal Press has undoubtedly over- reached itself. The half million people who thronged Hyde Park on Saturday, almost all wearing tokens of their support of Ulster, the crowds who saw the huge processions march from West End and East End, from the busy commercial centres, the suburbs, and the working class quarters, the passengers on the public vehicles which were, all over the Metropolis, held up by the twenty-two pro- cessions—all these have the evidence of their own eyes to put against what we might describe as the fairy-tales of the Liberal Press, if we had not an old-fashioned respect for the fairies The facts in connection with the greatest Protest Demonstration on record cau be shortly stated. The event was arranged in response to a general demand for an opportunity to make manifest the abhorrence with which moderate and patriotic men of all classes and all parties view the policy of the minority Ministry and its probable results. Men of this type took part in it to an extent that lent it a significance even greater than that which it gained from its numerical superiority over all preceding popular demonstrations. The atten- dance was representative of every class of London life, rich men and poor men, peers and labourers, marching together, one in their desire to prevent a crime against the nation. The country waits to see what the Government will do with a measure that satisfies no one, that is opposed by the majority of the people of Great Britain, and which can only b3 put into opera- tion at the cost of a civil war in Ireland, in which the minority Ministry would have to face not only the armed resistance of Ulster, but the deep resentment of the bulk of the British people. The Hyde Park Demonstration was the best possible comment on the pretension of the Coalition of minorities to force civil war on the country against its will by means of a Single Chamber vote.
r Brecon Bull Show and Sale. On Tuesday (fair day) Messrs Miller, Powell & Co. (F.A.I.) held their annual Hereford bnll show and sale at the Brecon Cattle Market. Judging from the exhibits, which altogether numbered 20, the efforts of the auctioneers to popularise this sale were appreciated by breeders of Herefords in the county. The class for yearlings was numerically strong and the animals shown were very fine specimens, so that the judges had soma, difficulty in deciding upon the winners. The judges were Messrs Owen Price, J.P., Nantyrharn John Smith, Greenway and Benjamin Williams, Danycefn who made the following awards :— Yearling bulls-l J P Prosser, Trevithel; 2 D J Thomas, Talachdda 3 J Jones, Cwmclun. Other hulls-l W Evans, Slwch; 2 J F Ricketts, Trebarried 3 G Stephens, Tredurn. The first prize bull in the first class was sold for 24 gns. to Mr Thomas, Rhayader. The second prize bull was sold for 20-1 gns. and the third for 16J gns. A bull belonging to Mr Price, Trephillip, was sold, for 23 gas. and one from Mrs Price, Sychnant, made 19 gas while another made 13 gne. Aged balls made up to 29 gns.
Talgarth County Council Election. I The nominations in the County Council bye- election for the Talgarth Division were handed in on Friday at the Talgarth Police Station, as follows:— Parry, John, Phosnix House, Talgarth, chemist (three papers) proposers, John Walters, William Vaughan Pugh and John Richards Griffiths; seconders, William Jones, Edmund Douglas Weaver and Samuel Davies. Thomas, William, Wernllwyd, farmer (pro papers); proposers, William Gwynne and John Morgan Price; seconders, Jenkin Evans and J Rees Davies. Both candidates are working very bard and both are confident of success but there is no excitement in connection with the contest so far, the candidates trusting to a personal canvas3 of ] the electors. The poll takes place on Saturday.
TOWN AND COUNTY. On Saturday the electors of the Talgarth Division will be called upon to decide by their votes whether they will be represented ou the County Council by ft Conservative or a Liberal. For good or ill politics have beeu thrust into our County Coaucil elections, and the residents of the district cannot escape the political iasae in the present bye-election, no matter how much they may wish to do so. The two candi- datcs before them are definitely supported by the respective political organisations at Talgarth, and the issue has been joined on party divisions. It therefore becomes the duty of the electors to consider, in their own interests, what will be the resalt of strengthening the Conservative majority or the Liberal minority on the County Council, quite as much as the personal quali- fications of the two candidates. Having care- fully followed the proceedings of the County Council and the Education Committee for a long time, one is in a position to give a reliable opinion ou this point. It is this If the electors want to see the Coonty Council consistently striving to check the upward tendency of the rates, whilst maintaining good roads and securing edaoational efficiency, they will vote for tbo Conservative candidate without the slightest hesitation. There are several Liberals on the County Council who are as often as not to be found acting with tbe Conservative majority because tbey are in agreement with their, sound poticy. But tba Liberal Coanty Councillors, for the most part, act as a party, and as a party tbeir uncontrollable tendency is to favour expen- diture-suob for instance as the recent attempt to vote X250 to the National Library, which offers but the remotest prospect of any benefit to this county. The Liberal policy in county affairs is to sapport their pst theories and pro- jects, no matter what the cost may be to the ratepayers, and then to blame their opponents for extravagance, as thoy did in the triennial coanty election twelve months ago. 0 At a moment when no ulterior motive can be fairly attributed, one would like to suggest to the Brecon Town Council that they should consider the desirability of trying to tighten the bonds of friendship between the town and leading families in the neighbourhood by occasionally getting a gentleman who is not a member of the Corporation or likely to seek membership—not being personally concerned in the management of municipal affairs-to occupy the honourable office of mayor and chief magistrate. By all means, whenever a Councillor is prepared to take the post, let the old rule be observed but it sometimes happens that no councillor is desirous of assuming the responsi- bilities of the mayoralty, and on such occasions an appropriate opportunity offers to invite a gentleman outside to do honour to himself and to the historic capital of an historic shire. There is nothiog novel in the proposal. It is very old and has often been tried in other places, with excellent results. It is curious bow hard facts sometimes pre- vent the application of roseate theories. Hero in Brecon within the last few days we have the Town Council of Merthyr—Radical and Socialist Mertbyr !-prosecuting a man under a larceny act for fishing in private water. As the representatives of the people of the borough, the Town Council of Merthyr are jealously [ preserving the private right of fishing in their reservoir at Pontsticill and its effluent. They have even re-stocked the reservoir with a large number of trout at considerable expense and everybody who wants to fis there will have to pay for the privilege. Fish in a reservoir help to keep the water pure, and therefore the re-stocking at Pontsticill is sound policy, but why not let all and sundry fish without let or hindrance ? Surely that would be the Keir Hardie plan. The Mertbyr Town Council do not follow this plan for two simple reasons- they recognise the rights of the p3ople of Merthyr in their own property and they know that if they did not regulate the fishing it would soon be ruined. We thank Merthyr for the lesson it is particularly valuable Spmiiiy from there, There are a few vendors in the Brecon Market who can always command a peony per pound more for their butter than the remainder because of its superior and consistent quality. It is practically as good butter in dead of winter when there is no grass and hay is scarce and roots enter freely into the cows' dietary as in the late spring, when the lush grass makes the production of nice butter easy. On the other hand, a fair proportion of the butter sold at Brecon might jbe distinctly improved upon, and that without more labour or expense. One looks to travel. ling dairy classes for this improvement, and hopes that they will be encouraged by the County Council as much as possible. Some people are born butter makers, as it were they have cool bands, are precise about minute points of cleanliness in the dairy because they are precise in their habits by nature; and to make good butter comes as natural to them as swimming to ducks. But there are others not so gifted who need a mentor. A good mentor is to be found in the qualified instructress of a dairy class, and Breconsbire farmers' wives and daughters and sisters stand to gain a great deal by such instruction.
Breconshire Lady Doctor Honoured. The Yorkshire Post" of the 3rd inst., con fcained the following piragrtph ;— At the monthly board meeting of the Leeds I Maternity Haspitat on Wednesday, presentations I were made by Miss Carrie March, the president, to Dr. Mary E. Phillips, who has been one of the honorary medical officers of the institution since lt3 commencement in 1905, and is now resigning II her position. The gifts of the committee were a silver inkstand and a travelling clock, and the medical staff gave Dr Phillips a number of books. Many pleasant words were said of the skill and I public services of the recipient." Dr. Mary Phillips is a native of Merthyr Cyr.og, md ia well known in the Brecon district. j ,■
CLYDACH. PARISH MEETING.—The annual Parish Meeting was held on Monday at the Council School and presided over by Mr W J Lewis. The attendance was small, it being a very I stormy night. The Cbaircnau explained that the work of the parish was difficult, owing to the very large area which had to be covered. He could assure them, so far as the Parish Council were concerned, they were alert to their duties. He was very pleased to see the two district councillors present.—Mr Cox, secretary for Tir Hooper Charity, presented a statement of the accounts of the Charity. He was sorry that no distribution had been made last Christ. mas, on accou-it of the money having to be spent for urgent repairs. Great damage had been done to the property by some recent gales.-Mr W H Powell reported that he bad written for a statement of the Lewis's Charity, but had not yet received it.—Mr E Johns pro- posed that thffreportsbe accepted, and that Mr Cox be thanked for the interest he had taken in the matter.—This was seconded by Mr J Williams and carried.—Mr D M Evans called attention to the water supply of Cheltenham village. The source of supply was at Tinker's Spout, and at that place there was a great amount of water running waste. He thought a larger storage could be made and would be the means of bringing the present supply nearer the village, and he moved that they urge the District Council to trace the source of the spring, and if found practicable to bring the present supply at Well Field nearer the village.—The Chairman approved and said he hoped the District Council would press the matter for- ward.—Mr W H Powell said be believed sufficient water could be collected in order to give the people of Cheltenbam a supply much nearer.—The resolution was seconded by Mr J Williams and carried.—Mr Philip Morgan called attention to the dangerous state of Well Field path, caused mainly by barbed wire projecting out of the fence.—Mr W H Powell explained that the Parish Council had the matter in band. He bad written Mr Best on the matter and had pointed out the danger, but bad not yet received a reply.—Messrs Jones and Cox, District Council representatives, addressed the meeting, chiefly on the water question as affecting the whole of the district.—Votes of thanks to the Chairman and Messrs Jones and Cox terminated the meeting. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death, at the early age of 27, of Sidney Williams, son of Mr and Mrs D Williams, Wood View, Clydach. Death took place at Woodlands; Doncaster, where the deceased had gone some two months ago to work. His illness was of a short duration, lasting only a week, and the end came suddenly on Saturday night, March 28b. In response to a telegram to the family Mr Harry Morgan (brother-in-law of deceased) travelled to Doncaster and reached there just about twenty minutes before death took place. Mr Morgan was followed by Mr Tom Williams (brother) with a later train, who was, how- ever, too late to see deceased alive. The sad news, which was wired to the amily on Sunday, cast quite a gloom over the locality. The deceased was much respected and was always of a very cheeifal dispositicia, ready at all limes to do a kind act. Previous to leaving Clydach for Doncaster be bad been a member of Ebenèzer C.M. Cbnrob, where he also'filled the office of Sunday School secretary, knd was a tsacher in the Sunday School. The body was brought to Clydach on Tuesday nigbt last week, when a very large number of sym- patbisers met to convey it to the home of the parents. The funeral took place on Thursday, when a very large number met to pay their last tribute of respect. The Rfiv. E Beynon, I C.M. minister, officiated at the house, where the hymn "Great Redeemer, friend of sinoers," was sung. This hymn was a special favoarice of deceased, and was selected by him for the totthoomiog festival. The Rsv. E L Jones, curate of Llanelly, officiated at the church and at the graveside. The Rev. E Beynon also spoke and tho Rev. Crwya Williams, Bryn- mawr, was prtaent. The following were the moiieners-Nlr and Mrs D Williams (father and mother), Mr and Mra J Walby (sister and I brother-in-law), Mr aud Mrs H Morgan (sister and broth or- iii-la w), Mr William and Wary J Williams (brother and sister), Mr aad Mrs T H Williams (brother and Miss Alica aDd George Williams (brother anil sisiier), Mr J Lewis, Misa J Stephens, Mr J Daniel, Mrs M Baxter, W Rosser (cousins), Me and Mrs J Baxter, W Rosser (cousins), Me and Mrs J Mitchell, Mr and Mrs L Edmunds, Messra T I Morgan, W Williams, E Rosser, Mra O James ( and Mrs L Jones (ancles and a-nis), Mr and Mrs W Hodder. Floral tributes were sent by the following—Father and Mother, Mr and Mrs J Walby, Mr and Mrs H Morgan, W A and G Williams, Mr and Mrs T H Williams, Airs J Powell, young ladies of Bon Mirche, Abertillery, young men frieorfs of Clydaeb. The following acted as bearera-Messrs J | Moukley, W Joneg, E Mcintosh and E Jones, Mr J Morgan, Clydach, very kindly nudertook the arrangements for the faperal. Sympathy is expressed on every band with the family in their sad bereavement.
I LLANELLY HILL. PERSONAL —The many friends of Mr C H Wise, headmaster of Darenfelen School, will regret to hear that he is stili uuable to resume his duties, and according to medical opinion some time must elapse before he will be able to do so. He has the sympathy of the staff at Darenfelen School aod also of the public in general, who have always found him ready to I help any good object. In particular he has done the young men of Llanelly Hill splendid service with the Mining and Ambulance Classes at the evening school at Darenfelen. )
LLYWEL. CONFIRMATION. A Confirmation Service was held in Llywel Church on Monday 0th when the Bishop of Swansea officiated. There were 33 candidates presented from the following parishes,—Llywel and Rhydybriw 12, Llandilo'^ rfan and Llanfihangel-Nantnran 15, Devynock4, I and Cray 2. The Bishop delivered an instructive address to the condidates. The Vicar of Llywel acted as chaplain to the Bishop. 1
"County Times" Fixture List. Saturday, April lltb.—S.W.B. Old Com- rades' Dinner, Brecon. < Monday, April 13 h (Eisi-r Monday).—' Entertainment, Parish Hall, Aboryskir, 8 p.aI. Tuesday, April 14 ,b.—E Juoatioo Finance Committee; Higher E Cjmmitfioe (epasial). Wednesday, April 15i;h.—Eistaddfod at Read- ing Room, Beulab. Friday, April 17i.h.—Grand Dramatic Enter- tainment, Brecon Guild Hall, 8 p.m.—Standing Joint and Main Roads and Bridges Committees. Saturday, April 185h.—County Public Health and Finance Committees. Monday, April 20b -Schonl Medical In- spection Committee; County General Par- poses, Rules and Standing Orders, Local Taxation, and Executive Committees. Tuesday, April 21st.-Daffodil Show at tbe Brecon Market Hall, 2 30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22od.—Sale of Work, Penuel C.M. Church, Bwlcb, 2 p.m. Friday, April 24th.-Education Aathority. Friday, May 139.-County Coaucil. Entertainments, public meetings, etc., which are advertised in the "Brecon County Times," will be notified under the above heading without further obarge. Similar notices of other events will be accepted at advertisotneot rates.
Young Helpers' League Entertain- ment at Hay. An entertainment was given in the Drill Hall, Hay, on Friday last, by the members of the Young Helpers' League, assisted by Mrs T E Hiacks, Miss Davies, the Misses Lilwall and Miss Cater. The hall was crowded and the Barnardo Homes will benefit by a substantial sum. At an interval in the programme Mrs R T Griffiths gave an excellent survey of the work of Dr. Barnardo's Homes, making special reference to that accomplished by the Young Helpers' League. Speaking of the local Branch of the League, Mrs Griffiths said that they had every reason to be grateful to Mrs T E JameS -(applaue)-who took over the duties of bon. secretary from the late Miss Thomas of Red' wing, who originated the local habitation. Froig 24 members it had under Mrs James crown W b4 (Applause). Following this address Mrs Edwin Taylor dis' tributed badges aad silver handled knives øJ follows Knives to Miss Fortuue Griffith I. Trewerne, and Mrs Reynolds, Baskerville Armoss Clyro. Badges to Miss SJ bil Mavrojani, Miss I Eileen Pryce, Miss Dolly Price, Miss Doris Williams, Miss Nellie Lewis, Miss Una Baker, Miss Kathleen Cockcroft, Master Stuart Hincks, I and Master Herbert Batts. Miss Eleanor Davies, the warden, then pre- sented Mrs R T Griffiths and Mrs T E James with long service badges amid applause. At the 11 9 I conclusion of the programme Mrs C J Lilwall proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs R T Griffiths for presiding and to Mrs Edwin Taylor for dis- tributing the badges, &c. Mrs Lilwall spoke iO I eulogistic terms of the great practical interest taken in the Habitation by Mrs Griffiths for many years, and of the able manner in which she bad presided over the meeting. The programme was made up of a number of items contributed by the Young Helpers-the Misses Eileen Pryce, Muriel Marwood, Nellie Lewis, Ruby GwilJiam, Bennie Evans, Ronill Morris, Marjorie Tuck, Bessie Prosser, Doris Williams, Sylvia Hitchcox, Joan Davies, Barbie Cater, Una Baker, Nellie Williaiiis, Eiffe Prossef, Flossie Probert; Masters Stuirt and Bergard Batts, Erie Hitchcox, David Ransome, WilliO Ransome. In addition there were also two screamingly funny duologues excellently enacted by the Misses Lilwall and Mrs T E Hincks and Miss Davies respectfully. Mi-s Cater kindly acted aa accompanist during the evening.
Builth Board of Guardians. Mr Thomas Davies (chairman) presided over UMJ fortnightly meeting of the Builth Board of Guardians held on Monday lasi and others present were the Rev-t. David Owen and W. 0- Williams, Messrs E. Aubrey Thomas, C. A/enables Llewelyn, C. W. VVoosnara, W Jones, W. Prothero, Edwin Divies, John Price, B- Powell, Rees Powell J. B, Richards, Jas- Prjce, Isaac Davies, T. Pugh, Edward Oweu, James Jones, J Jones (Llanlleonfel), J Jones (Gelynen), Reginald J. Owen (clerk) D. J- Pugh and T. P. Lewis (relieving officers) and D. J. Richards (master). The master's journal for the past fortnight showed, the following statistics :—Vagrants relieved 108, against 108 for the corresponding period last year, admissions 4, discharges one, and inmates, 27 (20 men and seven women) a compared with 30 (21 men and 8 women-aad one child) on thE) corresponding date of 1913 Llwynmadoc Nursing AsociiltLm applied for a grant, and Mr J Jones gave notice to move that tbe application be considered at the next meeting. Brecon Board of Guardians wrote declining to join in the way-ticket system.—The Clerk We are now cut off. Mr Roger Powell Then the idea falls through. The Chairman Yes we can do nothing in an isolated position. The Clerk Knighton refases to join on, the ground that they are troubled with so fe tramps. Rev. Datid Oweu was elected a delegate to the conference of North and South Wales Boards of Guardians to be held at Llandrindod Wells,on May 13th and 14th.
"GARTH. PARISH COUNCIL—The annual meeting °^ the Llanfecban Parish Council way held in the Council Schoolroom on Thurday, Mr John Jooe3 presiding. SALE.—Mr F A Phillipa (F.A.I), Merthy1" Tydfil, conducted a very successful sale of stock and farming implements, &c., at Gartb CI.4 House, on Thursday. Very satisfactory price* were realised for the sheep.
DEVYNOCK. I NOW is the time to insure Mares in Stallions, etc., etc., ia the best Insurance'Co03 panieB. Apply W. Williams, General IasuraccS Agent, Seunybridge, and 6, Bulwark, Breoo,