r g*—— —— Public Notices, ÐRECONSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE Agricultural Instruction. NOTICE TO FARMERS, AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES, AND PERSONS INTERESTED IN AGRICULTURE. 'PHE BRECONSHIRE EDUCATION COM- pJL MITTEE will be prepared to arrange; y°nr8es of Lectures in the following subjects, and J^plications for Classes are invited from District °natnitteea, Pariah Councils, Parish Meetings Agricoltaral Societies :— ")- A Tutorial Class in Agriculture, to consist of Five Lectures before and Five after Christmas will be held in one Centre. The body respon- sible for the application should be able to guarantee an average attendance of 12 or more the number guaranteed will be taken into consideration. *)• Two Lectures on Agricultural subjects, a full list of which can be obtained from the Organiser on application, will be given at each of Seven Centres, on any subjects m selected from the list. Single Lectures will be given at Meetings of ■ Agricultural Societies in the day time when such can be arranged, on any of the subjects y mentioned in the list, if sufficient notice be t given. Ull) Courses of Lectures and Demonstrations will be given on the following subjects:— Poultry Management. Dairying (including Butter and Cheese Making). Horticulture. Horse Shoeing. Veterinary Science. Bee Keeping. r (t). Farmers willing to carry out on their Farms next year Manurial Experiments on any Farm Crops, Variety Trials on Cereals and Roots, Spraying of Potatoes, Charlock, Fruit Trees, etc., are invited to communicate with the Organiser. The Organiser will be glad to co-operate with any Farmer carrying out experiments of his own. ADVISORY WORK. The Organiser will be glad if Farmers will consult him when they have difficulties about the Tillage of Land, Succession of Crops, Manuring for different objects, Feeding of Stock, Seed Mixtures for Pastures and any such questions, and will endeavour to visit any Farm in any part of the County where it would be advantageous to be on the Bpot to advise on any question. 1 All applications for Lectnres, which should be made not later than September 16th, 1915, and any communication concerning any of 1 the above should be addressed to- DAVID THOMAS, County Agricultural Organiser, Llwyn-on, Builth Wells. A. LEONARD, t Secretary to the Education Committee. Education Offices, County Hall, j Brecon, Sept. 1st, 1915. B fcRECONSHlRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ,oil SHORT COURSE IN AGRICULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH. J},BE BRECONSHIRE EDUCATION COM A MITTEE are about to AWARD EIGHT of £ 6 each to young men, r 16 years of age, being residents in Brecon- fpi'e, to enable the Holders to attend a Short w^rse of Instruction in Agriculture at the atlversity College, Aberystwyth. An extra sum .r ^2 will be granted to each Btadent obtaining the Certificate in Agriculture and Elemen- Science or the Certificate in Agriculture only, 'he Examination held at the end of the Coarse. COURSE will commence on WEDNES- ^6e^' OCTOBER 27th, 1915, and will last eight e College Fees are £ 3. c Two best StudentB at this Course will be .Qered further Scholarships, value £ 9 each, ^able at the continuation Course in Agriculture, V lasts three months. The Scholarships will be distributed as equally J" Possible throughout the county. Candidates send a written application, giving full g ^iculars of Bge, previous education and *Perience in Agriculture, to reach me, the ►JJ^ersigned. on or before FRIDAY, SEP- ■^MBER 17th, 1915. A. LEONARD, Secretary to the Education Committee, ^cation Offices, ^nnty Hall, Brecon, August 26th, 1915. Breconshire Education Committee. Builth District. & HP A RATE TENDERS are invited for the supply and Delivery (including stacking) of fc^AL and SPLIT FIREWOOD at the following r^oola in the above district, viz.:—BUILTH ■vSgHciL, Llandewi'r Cwm, Crickadarn, Gwen- vPr and Llanwrthwl, LLANGAMMABCH, LLAN- LXONM and LLWYN MADOC, LLANWRTYD. AllEE- 8J1f, Maesmynis, Llanganten, Llanynis, U'ÄNFAW1\, GARTH and LLANPPLAS, for the 0 to the 306h April, 1916. The Coal must be of GOOD QUALITY, free from and without small. ^Contractors will please also Tender for supply Anthracite Coal to the Sohools underlined. » The Tender must in every case give the name ■KL 4 quality of Coal intended to be supplied. j The Tender muet in every case give the price to? Aspect of Coal and Firewood for each School Pftrately. Renders endorsed "COAL" to be delivered at bi office not later than SATURDAY, the 4th ■^TEMBER, at 10 a.m. W. W. LENNARD, j. Deputy Clerk to the District Committee- Street, Builth Wells, 3Qth August, 1915. P^econ County School for Boys. *6con County School for Girls. above Schools will RE-OPEN on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th. Tuition p*2 3s 4d per term. 12 OPits entering the Schools below the age of Will be admitted at a reduced tuition fee of 611 8d per term. Stue fees must be paid at the beginning of each l'e T. J. PARRY, r>?°o, Clerk to the Governors. V^Aug,, 1915. ^econshire County War Fund. lip, Hon. Treasurer tenders his apologies for a of: Mistake which occurred in last week's list ^edgments. Collection, Parish Church, £ 5, should have read: Subscription, the abel Bailey, 45. CASH ADVANCED PRIVATELY. From JSfO to £ 5,000. i° Tradesmen, Professional Gentlemen, *atoiera and Respectable Householders. ^THOUT SECORITY or SURETIES. WRITTEN PROMISE TO REPAY IS ALL WE REQUIRE. No FEES or-FINES. STRICTEST PRIVACY GUARANTEED. to suit the convenience of BORROWERS. a Mutually agreed upon before Business completed. ^0^8 DISTANCE NO OBJECT. from » per cent, can be arranged for persons i?oney> investments, or property under WILDS 1 CEMENTS. Such advances may remain unpaid tt«mber of years. V»0 CHARLES STEVENS LTD., *'• Hayes Buildings, Cardiff,
it German News." The name "German" stands in no small risk of being marked out as the accepted future synonym for a human beast, and the term "German news" is likely to take rank among the various circumlocutions with which the polite world describes a lie. The German War Staff have expended energy, ingenuity, and, indeed, money to an extent almost beyond reckoning in the attempt to smother facts in a flood of German fictions since the war began. The oper- ations of their assiduous secret agencies are to be detected in every corner of the inhabited earth, manipulating the press, circulating oral rumours, adapting, undermining, protesting, denying, with a resource which appears to be as indefatigable as it is reckless. No per- version is too difficult for these agencies, which appear to be equally impervious to exposure and to ridicule. The "New York World" has recently made astonishing disclosures as to the extent and character of the subterranean cam- paign which has been conducted in Germany's interests in America and every new field for German mendacity is instantly exploited, as soon as it is perceived, with the same untiring activity. The Russian headquarters have already informed us that among the first fruits of the Germanic incursion into the Tsar's dominions has been an elaborate dissemination of "German news" in the form of printed matter sur- reptitiously introduced into packages of all sorts of goods of Russian or neutral manufacture which are in popular demand in the invaded territories, and which, since the outward appearance arouses no suspicion, seems to convey friendly and disinterested warnings to their Russian purchasers. In all this characteristically complete organisation of malign suspicions and false reports, the Germans have natur- ally directed their principal efforts to the world's press and the strict censor- ship which military necessity, under present conditions, imposes upon all the belligerents has played into our enemies' hands to some extent. The secrecy which shrouds the movements and dis- positions of naval and military un,ts, and the general knowledge that all information as to important develop- ments must frequently be kept back, have tended to predispose the public mind, especially in neutral countries, to the reception of the German fables. If we take the case of the Zeppelin raids, it is notorious that London has been laid in ashes and ruins half a dozen times-in the press or the neutral world. Mr Balfour in the notable letters which he has communicated to the press on this subject, sets side by side the stories of the raid of August 9—10 as given, respectively, by the British Admiralty and a leading German newspaper, the "Deutsche Tageszeitung." The one records, as a matter of plain fact, the irritation inflicted on an unnamed district, which resulted in the usual loss of civilian lives and the usual immaterial damage caused by indiscrim- ate bomb-dropping, and ended in the destruction of one of the Zeppelins off the Belgian coast. The other version recounts in glowing terms attacks upon fortified coast towns and Harbours," and bomb-throwing upon British warships in the Thames, the London docks, the torpedo base at Harwich, and other im- portant positions with good results." It not only omits to record the loss of the Zeppelin, but categorically states that the German air-fleet returned safely." As Mr. Balfour says, the his- torian would never guess that the two reports related to the same air-ship raid. If there has been some special com- plaint at official reticence in regard to the Zeppelin raids, Mr. Balfour is able tb give very convincing reasons for the Admiralty's decision. After a year of war he assures us that, as a result of all their repeated attempts, the Zeppelin fleet has not yet killed a British soldier or sailor, though seven combatants have been wounded, and that "oply on one occasion has damage been inflicted which could by any stretch of imagination be described as of the smallest military importance." The Zeppelin raids have been brutal; but so far they have not been effective. Why, as Mr Balfour asks, should we make their future voy- ages easier. by telling them every time exactly where they have blundered ? We are confident that the British public will agree with the sound reasoning of the First Lord of the Admiralty. They have not been pannicked by the Zeppelins any more than by the German news." Quite the reverse. The British public is, if anything, taking things too calmly; and, if the mind of neutral nations is too susceptible to the highly-coloured Ger- man fictions as to the present state of this country, the best antidote is in our own hands. It is-to demonstrate, by our acts and by our bearing, to all and sundry that every ounce of our strength and every penny of our money will be devoted, if need be, to winning victory in this war, and that neither panic at the one extreme nor apathy at the other can ever deflect us from that fixed resolve.
BRECON GUARDIANS. Extravagance at the House ? Mr Owen Price presided over a meeting ot the Brecon Board of Guardians, held on Friday. Others present were Miss Adelaide Williams, Miss Philip Morgan, Archdeacon Bevan, the Revs. Thomas Griffiths, H. J. Church Jones, and A. E. Evans, Messrs. Thomas Williams, E. T. Hyde, Evan Jones, John James Williams, John Jones (Battle), John Jones (Glyn), John Jones (Llan- defalle), John Jones (Llanfihangel-Nant- I bran), C. W. Best, Daniel Watkins, John Smith, and J. F. Ricketts, with the Deputy Clerk (Mr E. J. Hill) and other officials. 'CALLS IN ARREAR. The Deputy Clerk reported that several parishes were in arrear with their calls. The Chairman remarked that all the i parishes in arrear with more than two calls ought to be notified unless they paid in a I very short time. Mr John Jones (vice-chairman) said they ought to be given seven days' notice.- Agreed. VAGRANTS STILL DECREASING. The number of vagrants relieved at the house during the last fortnight was 81, j a decrease of 60 as compared with the | total for the same period last year. I Mr John Jones (vice-chairman): Where j have they all gone ? The Rev. T. Griffiths; To the war. Mr Jones: Hear, hear. The Chairman It is to be hoped they will never come back-that is to Brecon. (Laughter). HOUSE MATTERS. The Master reported that there were 54 persons in the house at the end of the last fortnight, a decrease of six as compared with the corresponding period last year. The House Committee recommended that inquiries be made from the adjoining unions with regard to officials entertaining visitors in the workhouse for a period involving residence for one or more nights. Inquiries were also recommended to be made as to the amount of daily leave usually granted to nurses and other officialq.-The Commit- tee instructed the builder (Mr David Williams, now employed repairing roofs, etc.) to carry out some pointing involving scaffolding, and which could not be done by workhouse inmates. The committee had appointed Miss C. King to give temporary help, as authorised at the last meeting of the Board, at the rate of 6s. per week on a monthly engagement, Miss King to be termed temporary assistant industrial trainer, but would give assistance in other departments as might be reasonably neces- sary. Mr Best proposed the adoption of the report, and said they had found it impos- sible to get anyone else at less than 6s. per week to do the work which they had appointed Miss King to do. With regard to the entertainment of visitors, the com- mittee did not want to place their officials in an invidious position, but wanted to know what was being done in other unions. The same thing applied to the question of leave for the nurses and other officials. The Chairman hop2d the committee would avoid making a hard and fast rule. Mr Best said there ought to be a hard and fast rule, and then any suspicion of favouritism would be done away with. It ought to be made clear as to how many hours' leave each official had. The Chairman said he was referring to the question of entertaining visitors. Mr Best said the point the committee had in view was the method adopted in other unions. Miss Williams said the master had paid all bills for visitors who had been there, and had been perfectly'straightforward in the matter. The Guardians had not been put to any expense. The Rev. T. Griffiths remarked that they could get a girl for f 12, and contended that they ought not to appoint Miss King, because the industrial trainer ought to be capable of looking after the eleven children that were in the workhouse. He feared they were" pampering their officials" at the house, instead of their exercising a little self-sacrifice.. The Board were aware of the necessity at present of saving, and he was sure that the farmers, who were unable to obtain labour, would not be party to the matter. It was a scandalous shame. Miss Williams said that it would give a wrong impression to say that the work of the assistant industrial trainer would be confined entirely to the industrial training department. She knew dressmaking and would be a general helper. Mr Best remarked that the committtee discussed the matter thoroughly. They found that help was needed by the indus- trial trainer as well as generally in the house. He would like to see a system introduced that the children between the age of 11 and 12 would be taught to assist the industrial trainer, rather than employ outside help. The Rev. T. Griffiths: We have far too many servants in the union. I know how to manage a house myself, and I think we are highly extravagant at the Union; in fact, the fare is far and ahead of that to be had in many houses in the county. Mr Tom Morgan said there was nothing different in the house now to what it had been all along. Mr Jno. Jones (vice-chairman) emphasised the fact that they were not employing an extra servant They had the same number now as they had before. The Chairman said it was clear that the appointment was only temporary, and an opportunity would again be given to discuss the matter. Miss Williams said they had always kept one of the elder girls to assist the industrial trainer, but now she had been removed to the kitchen. Mr John Smith Still she has none too many to look after. After further discussion the report of the committee was declared carried by a majority. MEDICAL OFFICER S LEAVE. Dr L. Sbiogletou Smith (the Medical Officer of the houa ) wrote ashing the Guardians to grant him leave from his public appointments, as be was expected to be called up for military service shortly. His work would be carried oat jointly by Drs Francis, Rees, and Thomas. Leave was granted, provided he appointed a deputy to be responsible for his work. INCREASED MAINTENANCE COST. A letter was read from the Brecon and Rad- nor Asylum stating that their charges for maintenance in future would be increased from 128 2d to 12s 9d per person each week.
BACK fROM ADEN. Capt. Ithel Thomas's Experiences. Spiendid Behaviour of the Battalion. Captain IHIHI Thomas, noe of the masters of the Brecon County School, who was in com- mand of No. 1 Doable Company of the Breck- nock Battalion, at Aden, which consists 6f the Brecon and Talgarth compauies, retnrned home to Brecon on Monday last, on sick leave. Capt. Thomas bad been in hospital in Aden since July 4th, when a rartion of the Breck- nock Battalion formed part of the Movable Colamn which went out from Aden to Lgbei. It appears tbat Captain Thomas, like many others, was affected by the eon and ha has now returned borne in order to undergo an opera- tion. Notwithstanding the fact that he in home on sick leave, Cnpt. Thomas looks in the besb nf health. When sought by a Brecon County Times representative for an interview on Tuesday night, Capt. Thomas described some of the dnys they spent at Aden and said that although it was a monotonous life for the mea thfy WERE all COEBCICOS THAT they were guarding one of the most haportant outposts of the Empire. From January to March they were undergoing strenuous training under regular officers from the Indian Army. He ex- plained, by the way, that the officer he bad been trained under was woonded in the fight which resulted in the Turks being driven out of Sheikh Othmanu, a fortnight after the memorable day at Lebrj. At the conclusion of their training the battalion was divided, four companies being left fit Crater and the other four at Steamer Point, under tba command of Major D. W. E. Thomas. From that time until the eud of July they carried out the old work of guards which were stationed along the peninsula. This was wearying work and there was no prospect of "seeing anything." Since April they only worked from 6 o'clock in the morning till 10, with an interval for breakfast, owing to the intense heat. Thursday was always regarded as a military holiday in India and apart from guard dnty Lo work was done at all that day. He mentioned that Pte. W. Lloyd, who died as the result of the heat acted aa golf professional on the Aden course. The men spent a great deal of their time in recreation and they bad a recreation committee at Crater, which organised whist drives, dances, etc. They missed Archdeacon Bevan im- mensely, and all were hoping be would be able to go back again. Generally speaking, they were pretty well fed up with Aden and the men were prepared to go anywhere, even to France or the Dardanelles, rather than stay at Aden. Their new station was one of the best, although it was further East. They would find vegetation and green grass there—things they never saw at Aden. He thought they would probably have recuperated to such an extent, by the time that country's training season com- menced, to carry out some months' strenuous work. Captain Thomas pointed out that Lord Glanusk was exceedingly popular amongst the men, to whom be paid a very high compliment for their behaviour at all times. He stated that after the fight at Lehej, Lord Glanusk issued a battalion order stating that the General bad expressed himself as being highly pleased with the behaviour of the battalion nnder what he himself described cs meet trying conditions." Capt. Thomas, we understand, hopes to rejoin the regiment in the coarse of a month or two after his operation.
HAY FOR THE ARMY. The Scheme Explained at Builth. Oa Monday afternoon Mr D. W. D-vies (Aberduhonwy) presided over a meeting of farmers held at tbe Forester's Hall, Builth Wells, in order to meet and discuss with Captain Myer the question of the Government buying hay direct from the farmers rather than from tbe bay dealer. The Chairman regretted the small attendance, as the question was one of first rate interest to the farmers. Captain Myer remarked that although the attendance was small it was possible that they had tbe right men present. In the past the Government had been purchasing bay from hay dealers, bnt now a scheme bad been drafted under which they would purchase direct from the farmer. The old method had not proved satisfactory. In the past the Government had purchased hay by contracts and at a very high figure, and the probability was that the producer did not receive an adequate price. Probably it passed through three or four hands before it came to the coifeumer, therefore as much profit bad been made by the dealers as 25s per too, and that to tbe loss of the producer. He bad had the pleasure of being in close touch with agriculture all his life, and he bad always felt that the farmer suffered a great deal for the want of being in touch with tbe consumer, and now they would have a chance, as tbe Govern ment was willing to deal with them on reason- able and commercial lines. (Applause.) The South Wales Committee would be represented in every district by men of sound judgment' and they could be satisfied that they would receive fair prices for their produce. He was not in a position that day to tell them the price, but it had been placed before a committee of farmers who bad approved of it. He con- sidered that the Farmer's Committee which had fixed the prices bad dealt with the question quite fairly, and they had considered the interest of the nation and also the interest of the farmers themselves. (Applause.) The Com- mittee had already purchased some thousands of tons in South Wales, and he was satisfied that there were no complaints against the method of purchase. The Government wanted all the good hay of the country that they could get, but they did not wish to take from the farmers what they required for their own stock. (Ap, plause.) The Government recognised that tbe farmer himself had a claim for the best bay for his own stock, and that the Government was entitled to the surplus. Proceeding, Captain Myer pointed out how fortunate they were that war was not being waged in this country, and they were able to meet that day as if no war was in progress. They should therefore help in their way the country. He hoped they would co-operate with the officer in charge of the district and spare all the surplus of hay that they could for the war office. Every assistance that would be given to securer hay for the horses at the front would be assistance to push operations to a successful issue. (Applause.) The Chairman hoped they all would do their best to advertise the scheme. Mr Edwin Davies asked if they were to un- derstand that the Government was prepared to pay 50 per cent. of the money at the time of purchase. Captain Myer said that it was so, and in order to make things quite clear, the 50 per cent. would be paid within five or six days from the time of purchase and the remainder a L the time when the hay was taken away. Mr D. P. Hopkins asked if they could let tbe War Office know if they knew of anyone who had bay for sale. Captain Myer said that information could be sent to their offices at Cardiff and to their re- presentatives in* Breconshire, Mr W. S. Miller and Mr 0. W. Davies (Aberduhonwy.) At the end of the meeting the Executive committee met.
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HAY WEDDING. Hamar—Turner. On Tuesday, August 25th, a wedding was solemnized at the Parish Church, Hay, the contracting parties being M r Richard Breese Hamar, son of Mrs Hamar of Castleton, Clifford, and Miss Ella Turner, daughter of Mr T. Turner (late proprietor of the Blue Boar Hotel, Hay.) The ceremony was performed by the Vicar, the Rev. J. J. de Winton. Although the wedding was a quiet. one, a large number of friends were present in the chucrb. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Sergt. Turner, of R.A.M.C.,was charmingly attired in a saxe blue travelling costume, and was attended by the Misses Joseph, who acted as bridesmaids, and who were gowned in pink and carried bouquets which were sent by the Hon. Mabel Bailey, of Hay Castle. The groomsman was Mr E. J. Stephens, Belmont House, Hay. As the bridal party entered and left the church wedding marches were played by the organist, Mr T. P. West, Mus. Doc. Amid showers of confetti, the happy pair motored from the church to Aberystwyth, where the honeymoon was spent. The following is the list of presents :— Bridegroom to bride, gold bangle Bride to bridegroom, silver match box, tobacco pouch and pipe Hon. Mabel Bailey, Hay Castle, cheque Mr and Mrs Turner, Swansea, bed linen Sergt. and Mrs E. Turner, massella quilt Master Turner, linen towels Mr Oscar Turner, dinner service Private D. V. Turner, tea set Mr and Mrs Wilfred Turner, cushion Employees at Castleton, cruet Mrs Winders, Castleton, epergune Mr and Mrs Carver, Withington, linen table cloths Miss M. Carver, set of jugs Mr W. Joseph, Castle street, copper kettle Mrs Joseph, pair blankets Irene and Connie, cut wine glasses Miss Craddock, 1, Castle street, pair sheets, pillow cases and butter dish Mr and Mrs Bishop, Maesyronen, cheque Mrs James, 2, Castle street, bedspread and towels Miss Katie James, Prayer Book Miss L. James, Knighton, tea cosy Mr and Mrs Williams, Manchester House, dessert prongs Miss Mona Williams, dessert knives Mrs and Miss Williams, Middlewood, table cloth Mrs Moss, Hay, d'oylys, jam dish and butter knife Misses Margie and loan Turner, saltcellars P.C. H. Jones, Burleigh, salad bowl and cheese dish Mr Joe Lloyd, Burleigh, tea pot and water jug Mrs Bennett, Hereford, preserve jar and spoon Mr and Mrs Tuck, Painscastle, biscuit barrel Miss Maggie Tuck, water bottle and glass Miss R. Parry, Swan Hotel, case of tea spoons Mr and Mrs H. F. Jones, linen pillow cases and towels Mrs Jones, Brecon, sideboard cloth and towels Mrs Beavan, Station terrace, pillow cases Miss Lewis, Hay Castle, pair silver jam spoons Miss Meats, 2, Castle street, pair pillow slips Mr and Mrs W. Pagh, Lion street, hearth rug Mrs Prosser, Llowes, sugar castor Mrs Eckley, Courtllacca, bamboo table Miss Hastings, Hay. afternoon table cloth Mr and Mrs T. Williams, Castle street, set of jugs Mr and Mrs Mayall, silver cruet Miss Rose Webb, gilt photo frames Misses Watts and Badham, Hay Castle, table cloth Miss Alice Hyatt, pair candlesticks Mrs Davies, Gaer, fancy candlestick Mr Arthur Morgan, Ebbw Vale, rose bowl Misses Maggie and Winnie Lewis, glass jugs Mr Morgan, The Green, cheque Lieut. and Mrs Evans, Dowlais, silver jug and basin Master Harry Evans, sugar prongs Mr and Mrs Grant, Hay, pair pictures Mr and Mrs Hartwell, waterproof rug Mrs and Miss Hartwell, silver and glass butter dish The boys at 6, Castle Street, tobacco jar Mr W. D. Howie, Castle St., silver cake basket Mr and Mrs Stephens, Castle St., pair carvers Miss Ida Stephens, Castle St., gilt photo frames Miss M. Webb, afternoon tea cloth Miss Mary Jones, Brooklands, pickle jars in stand Miss Elsie Price, specimen glasses Mrs Gorst, Brecon Rd., pair vases Mr and Mrs Ratford, pair d'oylys Mr and Mrs Owen Price, Bank House, castor bowl in silver stand Mr and Mrs Symonds, Lockster Pool, cheque Miss G. Vale, tray cloth and d'oylys Miss Allen, Church St., glass dish Mrs & Misses Chambers, Castle St., bedroom ware Mr and Mrs Jones, Penypark, cheese dish Mr W. James, 2, Castle St., arm chair Mr Hamer and family, Worcester, case of carvers Mr Pryce Davies, Llanidloes, cheque Mrs and Miss Cartwright, Hay, apostle spoons Rev R. B. Ricketts, Hay, book Miss Pickering, Hay, duchess set Mr and Mrs Jones, London House, travelling rug Mrs Clarke, Hay Castle, set of jugs Mrs Jay, Brecon Rd tray cloth Mr and Mrs Evans, Newport St., half-doz. dinner prongs Mr and Mrs Harold, Swan Terr., silver jam spoon and butter knife Mr and Mrs Willie Williams, brass kettle and spirit lamp Mr and Mrs G. Sayce, silver egg stand Mr W. Carver, Withington, oak tray Mr Arthur Carver, bread board and knife Master Geo Carver, „ fruit dishes Mr E. I. Stephens, portmanteau Miss Simkins, cut glass salt and pepper castors Mrs Lloyd, Almshouse, pan Mr Ammonds, a present Mr and Mrs Cater, a present I Mr and Mrs Roy Parry, Brecon, crumb tray & brush
COUNTY TIMES" FIXTURE LIST Friday, Sept. 3rd.-Education Staffing and Salaries and Buildings Committees. Thursday, Sept. 9th.-Ga.rdeo Party at Vaynor House, Cefn Coed, in aid of dependents of men on active service. Friday, Sept. 24tb.-Higber Eduoation Com- mittee. i I Friday, Oct. 1st. Education Staffing and Salaries and Buildings Committees. Monday, Oct. lltb. Education Finanoe Committee. Tues., Oct. 12th —Sennybridge Foal Show and Sale. Friday, Oct. 15th—Standing Joint and Main ROnds Committees. Monday, Oct. 18tb.-Coonty Finance Com- mittee. Tuesday, Oct. 19cb. Breoonshire Quarter S^eions. Friday, Oct. 22ad.-Education Authority. Friday, Oct. 29b.-ConDty Counoil. Eutort.iit)rasuts, public meeting?, etc., which are advertised in tbe Brecon County Times," will be notified under the above beading without farther charge. Similar notices of other events will be accepted at advertisement rates.
LLANBEDR. THE SCHOOL,-Upon the recommendation of the Medical Officer of Health (Dr Hill, Crick. howell), the school will remain closed until September 8th, on account of the prevalence of whooping cough in this district. Sundry repairs to the school premises have been carried out during the holidays by Mr T. Morgan. J
BUILTH WELLSJPOLICE COWT MONDAY.—Before Messrs C. W. Wooenam (in the chair), T. Pugh, and Gilbert Eadie, Edwin Thorne, King's Head lane, Builth Wells, hawker, was charged with using threat- ening and abusive langaage. Ssrgt G. Davies stated that he went to King's Head lane about 1116 p.m. on August 13tb, and found, ou approaching the house where defendant resided, a crowd of people. The front door of defendant's house was open, and be beard defendant using threatening and abusive language. The Chairman Was it so that it drew the crowd ? Witness: Yes. Proceeding, witness said that he went into the house and requested defendant to keep quiet. In reply defendant exclaimed that he did not care for him or anyone else. Uulti- mately defendant went to bed. Witness bad never heard, during the whole of his experi. ence, such language from the mouth of a man. He continued using bad language for baif an hour. Defendant said that be was a bit excited. His wife was upstairs crying because their «on bad just gone to the front. Defendant told his wife that others bad gone, but there were still hundreds who ought to go. Sergt Davies inquired what was the matter, and be said nothing. The Chairman wished defendant to nnder- stand that the language be used should not take place in Builth Wells. A fine of 7s. 6d. was imposed.
An Alleged Dangerous Dog. | Millie Brown, 4, Church street, Builth Wells, was summoned by John Watkinp, 3, Church Street, Builth Wells, for not keeping a danger- OU8 dog under proper control. Complainant said be went to get some coal on the morning of August 27th, when defend. ant's dog caugbt bold of his trousers. It then ran baok to the honse. The dog returned, and complainant was obliged to get into the coal house. He threw a piece of coal at it, which cut the dog on the side of the mouth. Defend- ant eventually oame out. The dog bit him on the shoulder, wrist and hip, and be had to be medically attended. William S. Williams, Crossway House, Builth Wells, said that when he lived in Church street the dog was out in the garden every time be went there. The dog unfixed a galvanised fence there, and witness repaired it several times. He could not say whether the dog was tied or let loose. If be could have got hold of him the dog would have bitten him, for he considered that the dog was very vicious. Mrs S. A. Watkins. complainant's wife, said defendant bad bold of her husband by the waistcoat, and the dog caugbt bold of him by the shoulder. Witness saw the dog bite her husband the second time, but not the first time. The dog ripped the sleeve of her blouse. Witness was afraid to o up to the garden to put the clothes out. She bad to aak defendant to hold the dog while she was there. Mra G. Williams, Treberbert, a visitor stay- ing at complainant's house, stated that from what she had seen of the dog it was vicious. When she took some clothes to hang out on tbe line in the garden the dog raved at ber. J. H. Probert, Bronwye, Builtb Wells, whose garden adjoins defendant's, said the dog jumped at the door and barked loudly. Wit- ness beard a row last Friday, and saw the dog go for complainant. He did not see the dog bite Watkins. Dr. Black Jones stated that defendant came to him at 9 o'clook on Friday morning. He found a wound on his right arm, a deep cut on the left wrist, and two small abrasions on the right thigh. These wounds in bis opinion might have been caused by the bite of a dog. The out on the wriet looked as if it bad been done by a pointed inBtrnment, but the -two abrasions on the thigh, a ttte distance apart, might have been caused y a blow. The one on the arm he did not thiutf was due to a blow. Defendant said the dog was chained up by her back door, and slept in the bouse at night. She unchained it the first thing in the morning, but after breakfast the dog was chained all day. Complainant was always throwing stones at the dog, and her children bad told her that be was repeatedly doing it. Her eldest giri on the morning in question told her that com- plainant was throwing stones at the dog, and she went out and asked complainant, who was standing at the gate between the two houses, to give over throwing stones, as it would only cause trouble. Afterwards the dog went into the kitohen, and ran out again. It did not go for complainant, but the latter picked up a broom and cocamenced beating and kicking the dog. Defendant took hold of him by the waistcoat, held him and took the broom away. Whilst she was holding complainant his wife came out and requested her to let him go. Complainant said that if she did not loose him he would knock her down. After making the statement be knocked her down. The dog might have bitten him when this was going on. Defendant then showed the magistrates her arm, on which there was a scar. Complainant admitted throwing stones at the dog the second time it attacked him. Defendant, continuing, said that if com- plainant bad not provoked the dog it would not have been savage. Evidence was given by Miss H. Brown. daughter of defendant and Mrs T. Price (Oak- lands) to tbeeffect that complainant bad thrown stones at the dog, while Mr White (town crier) and Sergt. G. Davies stated that the dog was friendly. The Bench ordered the dog to be kept under proper control, and defendant to pay costs, The cross eummonsee for alleged aesault were, by mutual consent, withdrawn.
Trecastle News and Notes. [By Novus HOMO.] The correspondent wbo signed himself "Glan Login" in his letter to the editor last week has misconstrued the mesQingi contained in one of my notes regarding & minister, and bis where- L, abouts. I never meotioced auy local minister or a parson, but tbat the "miscreant" lived and laboured "not a hundred trilp-s from Trecactle." Unless "Glan Logics" has forgotten bis geo- graphy of the placn bo bes mistaken the area of Trecastle and Llywol borough, tbe above place is small but decididly "important." "Glan Login's" attempt to point out the accused minister to the public judioule has been a complete "miss." Last week, with its fine weather, proved a great boon to all the farmers to gamer their harvest, which was in excellent condition, one man was so proud of its condition that he had a white "sheet" over his vehiole for carrying the hay; the object of this white sheet is still a mystery to as all exoept its oareful owner.