BUILTH RURAL COUNCIL. Not Dealing in Coal. Mr Thomas Pogb (chairman) presided over the fortnightly meeting of the Builth Rural District Council, held on Monday, and rthetF3 present tveru e- -1 r DAvH-^Davsu Davie", Rees Jones, S. G. Talk, Thos Pogb, and W. W. Leonard (Deputy Clerk). The Board of Trade wrote drawing attention to the f.t. tbat, owing to PO many colliers having joined the colours, there would be a scarcity of conl for the coming winter, and urging the council to secure any sopply they required as ?ooc as possible. Mr Woosnam observes that only those who bad money conveniently at ba.d could store coal, and it would be difficolt to get at a proper price, as the quotations varied so much. The Deputy Clerk said the letier woald apply more to the town of Builtb Wells than to trh" rural district. Mr Talk remarked that no advantage could be derived from the suggestion in the rural district. Mr Woosnam concurred, saying nothing could be done in the matter, although thay were very anxious to do something. ABEEGWESSIN BRIDGE. Mr Woosnam enquired if anything had been done with regard to Abergwessin bridge. The Surveyor reported that the bridge bad been erected and after two or threu day-! haul- ing would be ready for traffic. Mr Woosnam asked if any motor cars had passed over it. The Surveyor Not yet as it is Dot quite complete. NATIONAL REGISTRATION. Clerk's Interesting Report. The Deputy Clerk reported that the fcabola- tion of National Registration forms for the district had been completed and the forms would be despatched to bead quarters that day. He would not bave been able to do tbia work ao promptly but for the valuable assistance he bad received from various voluntary helpers. In all 610 hours were spent on tbe work, bis share being 240 hours, The work was com- menced at 10 a.m. and continued every day till late at night and all one Sunday. Ovor 10.626 forms had lo be dealt with, and 35 enumerators' books bad been checked. These, on the whole, were carefully filled in. Tbe total cost of carrying out the work for the Builth Raral area amounted to £ 3 49 9:1. (bear, hear) and the grant from tbe Treasury, according to scale, would be f6 6s. OJ. He wished to extend bis sincere thanks to tbe enumerators, and also to the 'following volun- tary helpers, viz :-MisEi Gertie Jonc-s (Brook. land), Misa Eva Jones (Brookland), Miss A. Owen (Wye House), Miss Gladys Williams (Irfon Road), Miss Edmunds (Post Offioe); Miss Doris Snow (Gowen-Brae), Miss Kathleen Suow (Gowen-Brae), Miss S. Williams (Dol-wy), Mr D. J. Pugh (relieving officer), Mr Roger Williams (journalist), Mr W. Hobbs (Park Road). If be bad not received the practical assistance of these persons be would have been at work nfcfcil Christmar, This was the greatest task be had ever performed in his life, and be hoped he would not be called upon to carry out a similar undertaking. On the proposition of Mr. Tbos Pugh (New building) seconded by Mr C. W. Woosnam, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the voluntary helpers. The onunoil, considering the work the deputy clerk bad bad to perform and that the responsibility placed on bis shoulders was enormous, decided to, vote him £8 in recogni- tioh of his services. The deputy clerk reported that there were two defaultars, who would not sign their forms, and the members agreed they should be waited upon by some influential persons.
MECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS. Temporary Lieutenant and Adjutant Frederick E. V. Blowen has been promoted temporary captain in the South Wales Bor- clfrer^ (second reserves). Mr John Walter Reynolds has received a ) 0;);;¡;; liotdi r' rs (at-^v-nd reserve) as a HPCond lieutenant. Eiybt CHsaaliiefe officers belonging or 6t ,kch^d so Sbt Sca'.i; Wak-s Bo;derers at the Da'-daueil-.t? wero ? pitted by tho Press Bore&:> on Thursday uigut, tamt-ly :—Killed—Lieu- tenant V. C. McSbane, Northumberland Fusiliers, attached 2nd Sonth Wales Borderers, and Second Lieutenaot P. E. Barrell, 3;d, attached 2nd, South Wales Borderers. Wounded—Captain R. K. B. Walker, 200 South Wales Borderers, Lientenant J., C. B. Tragett, 3rd, attached 2nd South Wales Borderers, Lieutorant F. O. Philpoit, 9th South Wales Borderers, Lieutenant H. G. Nevile, 3rd, attached 2nd South Wales Borderers, b"cood Lientenant J. A. Knowles, Cbeehire Regity-ient, attached 2nd Sooth Wales Borderers i nd Second Lieutenant C. Mumford, 2nd y^uth Wales Borderers. Captain Robert Konoma Beaumont Walker is 28 years of age, aud has been connected with the South Wales Borderers since 1906, when be joined as second lieutenant. He was promoted lieuterant in 1910, and became eaptain last November. Lientenant J. C B. Tragett is h native of Wiltshire, and about 27 yearn of age He served for some years in the Hampshire Militia, and at the outbreak of the present; war joined the Sonth Wales Borderers, being pro. moted lieutenant a year ago. He served for a short period at the Brecon depot, and was afrerwerds attpcb- d to the 31 Battalion. LieoienKnt F 0 Philpott'* promotion to his 1 present rank dai. 3 from February last. He was connected with the 9th Battalion, which acts as reserve, and is under the command of Lieutenant-colonel Gillman. Lieutenant Philpottwas later attached to the 8rd Battalion. Second Lientenant T. E. Burrell, who fell in action at the Dardanelles, was the eldest son of Mr E. R. Barrell, of Blackheath. The young offoer, who leaves a widow to .mourn his loss, got his commission last February. Second Lieutenant H. G. Navilo joined the regiment in October, 1914, and Second Lien. tenant C. Momford in January last. Temporary Captain T. H. Morgan has been appointed adjutant to the 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Among the rank and file casualliea issued on Saturday were the names of 68 men of the 2nd South Wales Borderers, under the beading "miBBing, believed drowned." These men! were aboard the transport "Royal Edward," which was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea. Pte. Henry John Martin Saunders Griffiths, from the Inns of Court Officer's Training Corps, bas been promoted second-lieutenant in the Territorial Force (Infantry), of the Sonth Wales Borderers. Mr Alexander Lowe has also been appointed a second-lieutenant in the same Territorial Force. In the casualty lists issued on Wednesday last week there appeared the names of two oliciers of the Sooth Wales Borderers, namely: -Seoo,n d- lieutenant O. S. Phillips, 4th S.W.B. (killed), and Second lieutenant J. W. L. Napier, 4th S.W.B. (wounded). Second-lieutenant O. S. Phillips obtained his jQOOiiX'Isshc ic the Borderers in August of last year. Second-lieuteuant J. W. L. Napier is a son of Sir W. L. Napier, who was reported killed only ten days ago. Second-lieutenant Napier being the eldest son has succeeded to the baronetcy. Sir W. L. Napier was a grandson of Sir Joseph Napier, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and, like bis sen, held a commission in the 4tb South. Wales Borderers. Another son Second. lieutenant Charles M. Napier, is in the Royal Field Artillery in Flanders. The "London Gazette" on Thursday asounced the promotion of Captain Bertram M. Collier, to the rank of mejor. Major Collier is well known in Brecon and district and op to the outbreak of war was stationed at the Brecon Depot as adjutant of the 3rd S.W.B. He was a popular follower of the Brecon Hounds and was very friendly with the farmers of the district. Saturday's "London Gazette" contained the following list of promotions in the South Wales Borderers:—Captains to be majors—Brevet- Major G. C. B. Ward, H. P. Yates, L. H. Tudor, T. C. Greenway, R. F. Cross, W. G. Prithard, R. S. Gwynn, L. I. G. Morgan-Owen, A. G. Board, and A. H. J. Ellis. Mr Frederick Charles Williams has been granted a commission in the Brecknockshire Battalion as a Becond-lieutenant. Lieutenant Trevor E. Lewis, of the South Wales Borderers, whose death was officially roported on Monday, was the youngest eon of Mr Henry Lewis, J.P., Tyoanfc, Taff's Well. At tLe ooBDEDtuceiaent of the war be was en- gaged in copper mining in Spain. He joined the Borderers in September last year, and had been at the front for six weeks. He was edu- cated at Clifton College and at Cains College, Cambridge, was 27 years of age, and unmarried. Captain Walcott Harmood-Banner, 3rd Bat- talion, attached 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers, killed in action in France on August 80th, bnt whose death has not yet been oflQcially announced, joined the South Wales Borderers in August, 1914, and received rapid promotion. Aged thirty-two, be was the third son of Sir John Sutherland Harmood-Banm r, M.P. for the Everton Division of Liverpool, and bad been at the front since November last. He was educated at Winchester, and was a member of the chartered accountants arm of Liverpool of which his father il' head. Lientenant the HOD. Wilfrid R. Bailey, Grenadier Guards, son of Lord Glanusk, who has for some time been adjutant of his regiment at the front, has now been gazetted captain. Lance-Corporal Arthur Hando, of the 1st Brecknocks, son of Mr John Hando, jeweller, Brecon, arrived in London from Aden on Tuesday night, having been invalided home owing to eye trouble. The following casualty was announced on Tuesday.-PERSIA)( GULF-Died, Drew, 1933 P, South Wales Borderers, Brecknock Battalion (T.F.). News was received at Neath on Saturday that Pte Frank Richards, of the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers, had been killed in action at Gallipoli. The late Pte Richards joined the S.W.B. sometime after hostilities broke out and prior to joining the battalion he was an A.B. in the Royal Navy. He was 29 years of age and a son of Mr and Mra F C Richards, 20, Orchard street, Brecon, and lived at Neath, where his wife now resides with four children, Two other brothers are serving in France. MILITARY CROSS FOR BUILT H OFFICER. The Military Cross has been conferred on Second-lieutenant Harold John Inglis, 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers (attached 2nd Battalion), son of, Mr C. Inglis, of Glanwye, Builth Wells. Following are the terms of the oficial notification For conspicuous gallantry on June 10th and 11th, 1915, during operations south-west of Krithia. He and his brother (Lieutenant R. C. Inglis, of the same battalion) made a gallant attempt to capture an enemy's sap distant about 90 yards. Crawling over the open ground with their men, they reached the sap, which was about 5ft. deep, increasing to 7ft. or 8ft., down which the party bad to pro. ceed in single file. The party were checked in the deepest part of the sap by machine-gun fire and bombs, and bad to retire. Second- lieutenant H. J. Inglis then made a second < attempt, and again seized the saphead. Advancing along the sap he was wounded, and was eventually forced to retire by very heavy rifle fire. He showed great skill and gallantry in a difficult position. Lieutenant R. C. Inglis
was wounded, and has since died of his wounds." The Brothers Inglis returned home from Canada together to join tbe Array in tbe early days of the war, and proceeded together step by step until the death of Lieutenant R. C. Inglis separated them. FIVE MORE BORDERERS GET THE D.C.M. The Distinguished Conduct Medal has been awarded to five more men of tbe South Wales Borderers, for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty. Their names are H. Clent, P. Hendy, E. Matthews, A. R. Spinks, .and T. Woods, all privates of the 2nd Battalion.
Recruiting in Trecastle District. To the Editor of the County Times. Sir,—Tbroagh the kindness of a friend of mine I learn to-day that certain allusions bad been made, by a person who styles himself "Novos Homo," in yoor paper, to a minister of tbe gospel that resides in or near Trecastle, and is supposed to be a pro German." The general opinion voiced abroad, it seemFj is that I am that pro German," and that 1 devote most of my time and energy in going about to persuade the youngor male members of my congregation to discard tbe idea of ever joining the ranks of His Majesty's forces. If be alludes to me let him say so, and give grounds for his attack, or else declare that I am innocent, so that my character as a true and loyal subject to my King and Country may be above tbe shadow of a suspicion or doubt. I may add that, before this, I have appeared on a Recruiting Platform," and would like to ask if a pro German would ever be likely to do that ? » Yours, etc. DD. H. WILLIAMS, Ealing, W., Aug 80,1915. (Trecastle). We have condensed Mr Williams's letter for the excellent reason that Novas Homo has already in effect, given the assorance he asks for, by r-xplaining in ovr last issua that his note bad no reference to any minister in or near Trecaatle"—words which he did not use, by tbe way. We are also authorised by "Novus 'Homo to state definitely that Mr Williams is not the minister alluded to, and we sincerely regret that rumour should have dragged his name into the matter.—Editor, B.C.T."
CEFNCOED. WAR ITEM.—Mr Ben Jones, son of Mrs J. Jones and tbe late Mr Henry Jones, High street, Cefn Coed, has been gazetted 2nd lieutenant in the 14! b Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and is stationed in England. Lieutenant Jones was a certificated teacher at Bedlinog Council School. SOLDIER'S RETURN. On Wednesday, 1st inst., the High street, Cefn Coed, was gaily decorated with bunting in order to welcome Driver David Jenkins, of the Royal Field Artillery, who came home to 160, High street, for seven days' leave. Driver Jenkins was a reservist who was called up in August, 1914, and sent oat to the front immediately. He has been exceedingly fortunase HO far, as be took part in the fighting at Mons, Marue, the Aisne, Ypres, Ricbbourg, Givenchy, Festubert, and Vermeilies, and escaped scot free- It is to be hoped that bis good luck will continue, and that it will not be very long ere he returns to his wife and three children.
BWLCH. APPOINTMENT.—At a meeting of the man- agers of Llanbedr Church of England School, Miss Gertrude Dumont Mainwaring, Bryn- beulog, Bwleh, has been appointed to the vacancy at the school. She relinquishes a similar appointment at Kenchester School, Hereford.
TALGARTH ROAD STRUGGLE. Motorist's Unsuccessful Charge Against a Farmer. At Talgarth Petty Sessions, on Friday last- before Mr E. Butler (chairman), Dr. Jayne and Mr J. T. Wutiam Gardener, farmer, Llwyncjnog far no, Talachddu, was charged by Sidney Lewis, chauffeur, of Miskin road, Trealaw, with assault. Mr Spickernell, Tonyp^jdy, appeared lor complain- ant and Mr W. Jones-Williams, Brecon, for defendant. Complainant stated that he was returning from Lianwrtyd on August lOLh, aud overtook defendant (on horseback) near Pontybat. He sounded his born, but just as be was trying to pass defendant pulled his horse across the road and to avoid an accident witness ran his car into a barn waU, and it was much damaged. Defendant got off his horse and witness asked him his name but was seized by the throat and forced to the ground. They struggled on the road and witness got defendant down and called for help. Mr Howell Powell and one of his farm hands came along. Defendant "looked as if he was djunk." In abont three-quarters of an hour witness managed to start the car and drove on to Brecon and reported the matter to the police. Cross examined Mr Hotvell Powell did not advise him to leave the car at Pontybat, on the ground that ha was not in a fit state to drive it. He did not tell Mr Powell to go to hell. He did not strike defendant. Mrs Cochrane, cf the Cock Inn, Bronllys, gave evidence that complainant bad sandwiches and non-intoxicating drink at her Liouse shortly before bis meeting with defendant, and that she refused defendant a glaos of beer because he was the worse for drink. The defendant's version of the trouble was that he had his pony at the side of the road and had dismounted, and that the car suddenly ran into the barn wall after passing him, and whilst be was talking to a man named Morgan Williams, employed by Mr Howell Powell. Gardener further asserted that complainant, after backing away from the wall, left the car, and walking back, cursed him for not keeping his horse out of the way. Witness replied that the horse was out of the way, and Lewis then struck him between the eyes, and they fell to the ground. Complainant was on top and struck witness several more blows. Witness tried to defend himself, and Morgan Williams pulled Lewis off him. Witness had a "black eye" and an injured nose as the result of the encounter. Cross-examined He did not proceed against Lewis because he was too busy with the harvest and too ill to leave home. He was told by Mrs Cochrane to go elsewhere for his drink. Morgan Williams corroborated defendant's story and added that Lewis was not capable of driving his car and tumbled down when trying to light his lamps. He was "about three-parts r drunk," and Gardener was "slightly elevated." Mr Howell Powell, who bad been subpoenaed by complainant, said he came on the scene at the finish, but he told Lewis be was not fit to drive a motor-car, as he was not sober. Gardener bad had drink also, but spelt "Llwyncynog." (Laughter). The Bench dismissed the case.
BUILTH REPROACH REMOVED. Woman with Four Sons in the Army. War Fund Committee grant Allowance. There were present at Bailth Board of Guardians meeting, on Monday, Mr T Davies VronolRU (chairman), Revs. David Owen, S H Weuham, D L Davies, and W 0 Williams, Messrs C W Woosnam, W Prothero, H Evan Thomas, J 0 Biiton, S G Talk, J Pritchard, Ress Davies, Rees Jones, T Pagb (New Build- ing), D Davies, and T Pagh (Wernfawr), with Mr W W Lenuard (deputy clerk), and other officials Mr D J Pugh (relieving officer) stated with regard to the case of a woman in receipt of relief who had four sons serving io the Army, one of whom bad been killed, that Mr H Evan- ThornaB bad communicated with the County War Fund Committee on the matter, who con- sidered the case an exceptional one and decided to take it out of the hands of the guardians aod to pay the old lady an allowance of 6/- per week (bear, bear) instead of 4/- hitherto paid by the Board. In addition to this be had received a cheque from Mr Evan-Tbomas to the amount of £10 43 as a rebate from tho committee for relief which bad been paid ber, since her sons joined be foroes last September. (Applause). Therefore relief would be discon- tinued from that date. The question cropped up a month ago, when the guardians resolved to continue the relief. Subsequently Mr H Evan-Thomas took the matter rip, with the above reBnlt. A circular letter was reei from the Board of Trade drawing attention to the number of miners who had joined the army, which would no doubt caUBe she supply of coal for home consumption to be less than usual. They recommended the guardians to stock coal. In reply to a question from the Deputy Clerk, Mr D J Richards (mastor) said he had a auflScirct supply for the winter. The deputy clerk informed the Board that the existing tenders for the supply of goods to the Workhouse expired on the 80th inst. They advertised for tendors for a period of six weeks on the previous occasiou. He noticed Brecon Board were asking for tenders for six months, and Hay for three months. He suggested that the Guardians invite tenders fo three months. The Board agreed to this course being taken. The Cbairmau, referring to the question of a superannuation allowance to Dr. W W B Fry, adjourned from the previous meeting, said he understood the doctor was entitled t-j it and he moved that they grant it. Rev. D Owen seoonded, and it was carried. The deputy clerk remarked that the amount of the superannuation wonld be JE23 163 8d per annnnm.
ODDFELLOWSHIP. Brecon and Talgarth Districts Combine. A joint meeting of the Talybont and Brecon Districts of Oddfellows for the purpose of amalgamation was held in the Town Hail, Talgartb, on Saturday last. Representatives from all the Lodges were present. Bro Edwin Lewis was elected chairman. The District Sercetary (Bro John Pritchard) read corres- pendence received from Head office relative to amalgamation, and explained in detail the various financial arrangements and adjust- ments necessary, which were considered very satisfactory; and upon the preposition of Bro John P. Games, seconded by Bro Frederick Morgan, it was resolved unanimously that tho Districts amalgamate and so form one District for all purposes, and that the amalgamation take effect from January 1st, 1916. It was further resolved that both Districts be conven- ed to attend tbe annual meeting, which will be held at Talybont, on January 12th. On the motion of Bro H. P. Thomas, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the chairman for pre- siding.
GARTH, SCHOLASTIC. Miss Phyllis Arthur com- menced her duties as assistant mistress here on Monday last, when the school re-opened after the summer vacation.
BRECON. Eruptions of the skin, especially on the face and hands, are most unsightly. GWILLIM'S XYMOL OINTMENT is a simple and excellent means of removing Eczema, Pimples, Boils, etc. —In pots 1/. each, only from WALTER GWILLIM, M.P.S. (late Charles). Chemist,.Brecon. FOR Choice Cut Flowers and Floral Designs also Home-grown Fruit and I Vegetables, try WILDING, 3, the Struet. Tel. 92. MOTOR CAR FOR HIRE.—Harold P. Elston. 21, High Streetf. All classes of repairs executed. The West Breconsbire Farmers' Association Ltd., 8, Ship Street, Breoon, dealers in coal, lime, manure, flour, corn, meal, agricultural implements and ironmongery of every descrip- tion. Branches :-Set; nybridge, Cradoc, Taly- llyn, andTalybont-on-Usk. Deliveries arranged by our own carts. Prices on application. TOMATOBS.—Tomatoes fresh daily from our own Garden B.- QUARRFLL, 3 and 4, High St. FOR Chaff Cutters, Turnip Cotters and all Agricultural Implements, Meredith and Sons, Implement Warehouse, the Cattle Market, Brecon. THH FACT IS RBAL ECONOMY, think first of quality and then of price. Well, as regard Groceries and Provisions you can think of both tb ese features together if you deal with I MORRIS, The Reliable Grocer, Bridge street. CYCLE B.- We are Sole Agents for the Raleigh, James and Sunbeam Cycles; prices from 94 17A 63 to Q15 I 5Fi. An inspection of New Models respectfully solicited.—Meredith and Sons, Brecon. Ladies, if you would be wise Score L. point—economise, Take a tip and patronize 34, High Strest.-EWART WISH. I HOSPITAL FOR FOUNTAIN PENS.—Any make Pen quickly and cheaply repaired.—A. Hagbes and Son, Stationers. HARVEST BEER AT 2D. PER PINT in 9 and 18 gal. casks, delivered free.-MEREDITH & SONS, STORES, BRBCON. SOMERSBTSHIRE ALES in bottle, bright and sparkling, 3/6 per dozen pints 2/9 per doz. reputed pints 2/- per doz. J-pte. Ligbt 2 Dinner Ale 3/- per doz. pints; 2/6 per doz. reputed pints.—MEREDITH & SONS, STORES, BRECON. PF,RSONAL.L,.)rd Tradogar has rs joined the Royal Naval Division after a recruiting tour in South Wales. EARLY FROST. On Thursday night last week a sharp touch of frost was felt in the district. Fortunately, it did no material barm to garden crops. No LIGHT -At the County Petty Sessions on Friday, before Dr G. P. Francis, Sidney Powell, Pantllwfeo. Llandefaelog, was ordered to pay the costs, 73 6j, or riding a bicycle without a light. N.U.R., Brecon Branch, Watch Competition watch stopped 11 hours, 42 minutes, 11 seconds winner, Mr J. Maund, Hay. PRESENTATION. Oa Thursday night last week an interesting presentation was made at the Bethel Hall, when Mr Ivor Morgan, Wellington Place, who was in the local Land Valuation Department, aud who has now joined the Royal Engineers, was made the recipient of a handsome toilet case suitably inscribed by the members of the Bethel (O.M.) Chapel, in recoguition of his services as joint organist of the cborcb for some years. Tee chair was occupied by the Rev D. Tudor Jones, tutor fit Trevecca College. Among those who p:J 1 tribute to Mr Morgan's faithfulness were Messrs Roger Williams, Reea Prosser, Gwïly m T. Jones, Owen Evaus, Robert Lewis, Llewelyn Williams, Mrs Reus Williams, Miss Let tie Powell, Mts D. Owen, and the Chairman, who made tho presentation. Mr Morgan suitably replied and thanked the members for their valuable present. CONSECRATION.—Archdeacon E. L. Bevan. is to be consecrated Bishop in Canterbury Cathedral, on Wednesday, September, 29th. MAIDEN SESSION.—There were no cases for hearing at the borough police court on Monday. ST. DAVID'S CONVENT, BRECON.—In the University of Cambridge Local Examinations, held in Brecon last July, Miss M. H. Cavarle paggsd in the senior division with distinction in French, and Miss M. Gimson, Miss C. F. Shapland and Miss E. M. Spickernell passed in the junior division. CONCERT FOR TROOPS.—On Wednesday evening last week a highly successful concert, which had been organised by Mr W James, was given to the troops at Slwch camp, Colonel Pritchard (in command) presiding. Those who took part were Messrs Herbert Marshall, T Roy Parry (Ap Rhys), T Griffith Jones, Evan Evans, A H Sbapland, Walter Wilson (London), Ewart Wise, Oscar Watkins and Gwilym T Jones (Madog Fychan). The accompanists were Messrs R S Dorrell and H Marshall. THE PINK FORMS.—Both the Town Clerk (Mr G Hyatt Williams) and the Deputy Clerk of the Brecon Rural Council (Mr E J Hill) have now sent to the proper authorities the pink forms which give particulars of those who are of military age in connection with the National Registration. DRUNKENNESS.—At a speoial police court on Tuesday, before the Mayor (Mr Evan Morgau), and Mr J C B Morris, Alice Powell, of no fixed abode, was charged with drunkenness. She was sentenced to a month's imprisonment but the warrant was suspended for a week so that she might leave the town. P.S. Evans proved the case. BRECON INFIRMARY'S ANNUAL APPEAL.—It ia very pleasing to be able to record, notwith- standing the numerous calls on the public in the present crisis, that the eleventh annual appeal of the Brecknock County and Borough Infirmary, through boxes, has resulted, up to the present time, in a handsome return. Taking together the May Fair day and the borough house to bouse collections, the amount stands at X26 16s Id, as compared with i22 18 5d for the like collections in 1914; If the country boxes yield in a like manner the Infirmary has little to fear as to this source of income, which is most appreciable.
MTrkeTS GUIDE. HAY, General, Thursday.—Prices Butter Is 2d and Is 3d per lb, eggs 8 and 9 pbr Is, ducks (dressed) 63 to 78 per couple, fowls 5s per couple, chickens 5s 6d to 68 per couple, kidney beans Id per lb, tomatoes 61 per lb, potatoes 4s 6d to 58 per owt, vegetable mar- rows 2d to 4d each, apples (dessert) 2i to 4d per lb, peare 2id to 4d per lb, grapes Is 6d per lb, rabbits 7d to 8d each. BRECON, General, Friday.—Very large supply and brisk sale. Prices: Butter Is 4d and Is 5d per lb, eggs 7 for b, fowls 3s 9d each, chickens 6s 6d to 7s 6d per couple, ducks 7s 3d to 8s 6d per couple, geese (a limited supply) 10d to Is per lb, apples 6d and 7d per lb, whinberries lOd and Is per quart, rabbits 6J to 9d each. TALGARTH, General, Friday.—There was a good demand, the market being quickly cleared. Prices: Eggs 9 for Is, batter Is 2d and Is 3d per lb, dressed fowls Is and Is Id per lb, docks Is 2d per lb, geese lad per lb, plums 2d per lb, apples li and 2d per lb, wimberries 9d per quart, runner beans Id per lb. lit BRECON, Cattle,Tuesday.—This beicg the annual SeptembEr ewe sale there were some thousands of sheep on offer and compared with latit year the prices were decidedly better. There was also a good supply of store cattle, which realised good prices. Quotatioias Cows and calves 217 to aC20, bulla jE20 to £30, beef lid per lb, store cattle Y,12 to Y,16, fat lambs fetched 268 to 30s each, Radnor ewes made from 489 to 57s, Ryelands 60a to 65s, pigs, carters, £ 1 to 25, stores 13s per score. The horses in LlanfaeH were few and far bbiween. PricesAgricultural JE50 to JE60, colliers (very scarce) 445 to JE50, ponies £ 10 to £ 12.
THE LATE LIEUT. GERALD BAILEY. Memoria Service at Tretower. (SPECIALLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE "COUNTY TIMES.") The death of Mr Gerald Fergison Bailey, of Glanusk Park, on the field of battle in France, has brought the war and its dire consequences very much home to the inhabitants of the peaceful and somewhat secluded village of Tretower. They and, for that matter, the people of the neighbour- hood generally, consider the Glanusk family as "belonging" to them in some intimate way, so thoroughly have the members of that household won the esteem and affection of all around them. When the news came of Mr Gerald's death, it was received with a sense of personal loss and grief. We had known hin babyhood and had watched with interest his growth to youth and young manhood. He was particularly jolly, full of life, very agreeable and kindhearted, and liked by everyone. A German bomb laid him low, and we shall see him no more until the day dawn and the shadows flee away." Late on Friday night Lady Glanusk and Mr (now Capt.) Wilfrid Bailey arrived fit Glanusk Park, where they will spend the latter's week's leave, and where Miss Dulsie had arrived some fortnight agb. On Saturday the wish was expressed that a memorial service should be held on the following day after evening service in the church where they habitually worship when at home, and at whose altar the young lieutenant had often knelt. Although the notice wis very short, the church was packed with friends eager to show their sympathy and to offer up their prayers for divine help. The beauty and im- pressiveness of the service was a new revelation to many of the Church's power to enter into, and help in, her children's every need. The reverent and manly bearing of Capt. Eailey as he read the special lessons—a task which was peculiarly trying from their character, and under the circumstances —touched many hearts, and we feel sure called forth many a silent prayer that God would keep him safe. The Rev. J. O. Evans, the vicar, who conducted the service, took patriotism as the subject of his sermon, and delivered a very earnest address on its characteristics, its necessity to-day, and its exemplification in the lives of our sailors and soldiers and particularly in the lives of the family of Glanusk, whence have gone forth at their country's call, Lord Glanusk, three brothers, and three sons, one of the latter being he whom we mourn to-day. The special hymns were "Ten thousand times ten thousand" (Mr Gerald Bailey's favourite), "For all the Saints," and "Abide with me." After the blessing came the "Dead March" in "Saul," which seldom fails in its appeal when properly played. As we wended our way homewards, single or in groups, many must have felt both solemnized and enheartened by the service in which we had taken part, and realised that to each of us has come the imperative call to "quit us like men," and "as citizens of no mean city."
BUILTH WELLS. LITTLB GIRL'S EFFORT.—A little 2irt named Irene Williams, a visitor at Builth Wells, who was anxious to do something to help the Builth Wells Red Cross Military Hospital, recited before a gathering of visitors on the Builth Wells Gro, and made a collection in aid of the hospital which realised 7s 3id. JOINED THE WELSH GUARDS,—Mr Tador I Jones, cne of tbe clerks at the London and Provincial BiDk, Builth Wells, left on Wednes- day morning to join tho Welsh Guards. This is the second member of the staff the manager (Mr David Thomas) has spared since the outbreak of the war, as well as his own son, who is serving with the colours. ECCLESIASTICAL.—The Lord Bishop of St. David's has offered the living of Llansaint- fraed, Builth Wells, with Bettws Disserth, to the Rev. H. J. Evans, curate of Monkton, Pembroke, who has accepted it. -FUNERAL.—The body of Mrs Mary Anne Bentley, Brecon Road, was buried in Llanelwedd Churchyard on Monday afternoon. The Rev. D. Lewis Davies, Rector of Llanelwedd, con. ducted a brief service at the bouse and also officiated in church and at the graveside. The choir attend and sang the hymns "Thy will be done," and "Lead kindly Light." Mr A R Evans presided at the organ. The chief oourners were Mr and Mrs William Jones (son-in-law and daughter), Mr and Mrs David Jones (son.in-law and daughter), Mr Emrys Jones (grandson), Mr Frank Jones (grandson), Miss Nora Jones (grandaughter). Mr James Malesby (Southampton), Miss Jones, Mrs Mareb, Mrs J. Jones and Nurse Roberts. The bearers were Messrs Stephen Hamer, Allan Price, Walter Pritchard, T Marsh, T Jones and J Jones, The coffin was of plain oak with brass fittings and inscribed on the breastplate was "Mary Anne Beatley, died September 3rd 1915, aged 88 years." Among those present were the Rev. Lewis Beynon, Messrs Gilbert Eadie, Thomas Lant, W H Weatherley, (Oaklands), J Meredith, Frank L Morris, R T Hawkins, Lloyd Prosser, J Powell (Corneddau), Joseph Bound, W J Morris, 0 Samuel, S Turner, T S Morgan, Charles Hammonds, John Jones, J Watkins, Roger Williams, E Price &c. There was a large number of floral tributes,
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. LECTURE,-The Archdruid Dyfed delivered an interesting lecture entitled Addysg a Chymeriad," at Nazaareth C. M. Cbapel on the 30th ult. The Rev. E Evans, pastor, presided. SALE OF WORK.—The annual sale of work held in the Assembly Rooms on Wednesday the 1st inst,, proved a splendid success. The proceeds, which amounted to over £ 20, were in aid of the Church Building Fund. FUNERAL—The funeral of the late Mr Evan Davies, Aberdulais, whose death occured on Wednesday the 1st inst., at the age of 80 years, took place on Saturday last at the Gorwydd C.M. burial ground, and was largely attended. The Rev. E Evans officiated. The mourners were Mr Jobn Davies, Malvern flora;, and Mr James Davies, Llanwrtyd (brother, Mr and Mrs W Davies, Brynmynheryn, and Mr and Mrs Oliver Davies, Aberdulais (sons and daughters- in-law), Mr E J Davies. Presbeli, Mertbyr Cynog (son), Mr and Mrs Jones, Coedmawr, Builth Road, Mr and Mrs Price, Glandulas, and Mr and Mrs Price, Prysefawr (sons-in-law and daughters), Mr E Evans, Brynyoratb, Llanfi- angel Nantbran (son-in law), Mrs Jones, Mertbyr (niece), and Mr and Mrs Davies, Aberannell. The bearers were Messrs Evan Evans, Jones, Coedymawr, Price, Prysefawr, and Price. Glandulas (sons-in-law).
HAY. COMMISSION.—Mr Frank Simkin, son of Mr and Mrs Simkin, Old Post Office, Oxford road, has been gazetted a second lieutenant in the Army Servioe Corps, At the outbreak of the war Lieut. Simkin was a private secretary in the office of the Duchy of Lancaster, London, and joined the ranks of the Royal Army Mcdieal Corps, in which be was serving as sergeant at the time be was gazetted. WAR ITEMS.—Mr H. R. Hamar, who a few years ago was on th9 staff of the United Counties Bank, Broad street, is now serving with the colours as quartermaster-sergeant in one of the service battalions in North Wales. At the time of "joining up" he was on the staff of the Shrewsbury branch of tho United Counties Bank. Colonel R. D. Garnons Wiiliams has been home on leave before going on Imperial Service. RAINFALL AT WAUNDBRWEN.—August: 2 68 inches on 19 days; jbighest record, '9 on August 2nd corresponding period of last year, 2-05 on 15 days highest record, 5 on August 1st.— Alice Garnons Williams. Boy SCOUTS.—Mr A. C. Samson has under- taken the work of assistant scoutmaster of the local troop of Ro" Scouts during the absence of Mr Rhys Harding, now on service with the R.A.M.C. at Llandrindod. GIFT TO THE PARISH CHURCH.—A beautiful addition to the altar vestments at the Parish Church is a present consisting of a green bourse and veil. They are both very riohly embroidered in silk and gold thread, and are a worthy thank-i ffr riag for great mercies. PARISH CHURCH—The services at the Parish Church on Sunday, the 29th ult., were taken by the Rev. E. 1 W. Watson, D.D., Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and canon of Christ Church, Oxford. PROMOTICON.-Lieut. T. Vaughan Phillips, of the South Wales Borderers, has been promoted captain.
HAY ASSAULT CHARGE. ■ At Hay Police Court on Monday, Alexaod Henderson, dental assistant, was again chafjrM on remand with a serious assault on Al^^B Wheeler, a labourer, who is in Brecon under treatment for a broken jaw. The applied for a further remand till October*' ■ as Wheeler was not yet able to give svidej* ,■ and this was granted. It is expected Wheeler will be sufficiently recovered by I date named for the case to proceed. ■
Trecastle News and Notes. I [By Novus HOMO.] t On Monday morning in last week Gwen Thomas, wife of Mr David Thomas. 0 1, Login terrace, Trecastle, was taken 90' ously ill. Medical aid was immediate ø t sought, but in spite of all human skill 8. t passed away in the early hours of the ing morning. Her sadden demise oas' gloom over the whole neighbourhood. The faneral took place last Friday. .ao:' was largely attended by friends and relati'L' The officiating clergy were the Revs. P. ft Green, Llywel, and D. J. Teagne, Trt<iang»8^ and the bearers were deceased's huabsnd ber three sons. The chief mourners were:*T Mr D. ThomaB (husband) Messrs Watkin, and Tom Thomas (sons); misoeo Gwendoline and Lily Thomas (daughters)' Mr and Mrs John Davies (brother and wW*" in-law)) MessrB Oliver and Itvon (nephews); Mr and Mrs Smitb, Cefe °o0i (brother in-law and snfeer) Mr John Miss Sarah Smith (nephew &nd niece); r and Mrs Thomas Davi i. Rhymney (brotb A. Miss Sarah Smith (nephew &nd niece); and Mrs Thomas Davi ■>, Rhymney (brotb0 and sister-in-law) Mr S&t-Ve and Mis^ Morgan, Rhymney (m pbew aod niece); Banwell, Merthyr Tydfii (sist-er) Mr and W' Gougb, Penllwyndy, Senny (brotber in and sister); Mr Arthur Gnugb, Paiitglao (nephew); Mrs Smith, Abertyaswg (couaio)' Mr D. J. Smith (nephew) Mr John Dagle (oouain) Mr and Mrs Pnfccbard, (cousins); Mr and Mrs Switb, Abertyssw (cousins); Misses Sar^h and Ann AbertyBSWg (nieces); Mrs Margaret Abercrave (cousin) Mia-n Polly Davies, Rblwl byrgooh (niece) Miss Lena Davies, Cefucoe4 (niece): Mr and Mra James Moore, Cry L, I (cousins); Mr David Moore and Miss M, Taylor, Crynant (nephew aod niece). coffin bore the following inscription :—" Gv*e5 Thomas, died Augcrjt 31st, 1915, aged 6 years." On Sunday morning lest the Vicar (B«'' P. W. Green) preached an eloquent sermon at Llywel Church, and referred to the deceased as an ex^cnpUry Obri^ti woman, faithful wife, aod a good mo&bef' with a peaceful nature and a loving dispost. tion.
LLANELWEDD. THE Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Ely ao Mrs Chase have been spending a week 9 Welfield, Llanelwedd. They attended divioe worship in the little church Oil the banks of the Wye at Llanelwedd twice on Sunday. The preacher was the Rev. D. Lewis Davies, rectot'
TALGARTH. See D. JONES & Co.'s windows this weåJo i You will be interested. RAINFALL IN AU»UST,—The rainfall in T^ gartb in August, as registered by Mr Ff^ Morgan, local observer to the British Organisation, was 2 54 inches on 16 Tho heaviest fall was 1 03 inches on the 20^' Previous August rainfalls:—1914,2 03 ou days; 1913, 155, 12; 1912/ 8 81, 24; 10j*' 2 09, 13; 1910, 4*79, 19; 1909, 1 10, 11 l9jf 3 17, 12 1907, 2 43, 18; 1906, 2 26, 14 l90f 4 92, 20 1904, 2 27, 15 1903, 4 24, 18; 1 53,20; 1901,215,12; 1900,4 10,16. total rainfall at Talgarth this year to the e° of August was 23 74 inches on 105 days. Talgarth Petty Sessions. Friday, before Mr E. Butler (ohairmaia), Jayne, and Mr J. T. Boucher. AN UNFORTUNATH TROUSERS FITTING. Thomas Price Davies, licensee of the SWISO Hotel, Talgarth, was ohargt d with permitti0^ drinking during prohibited hours and Franc" Jones, tailor, Talgartb, Garfield Evans, BbO maker, Bell street, Talgarth, and EJOOO04 EvanB, Danygarth, Talgarth, were charged i being on licensed premises during hours. Mr R. T. Griffiths, Hay, conducted prosecution for tbe Police, and Mr J. P. JoO0! Powell (Messrs Jeffreys and Powell, BrecO0^ appeared for the defendants. Police-Sergeant Bendle stated that 8bort after midnight on Saturday, July 31at, b3 ffi passing the Swan Hotel, when he saw a li«L in the bar room and heard men's voices. saw Francis Jones, Edmund Evans, aod landlord and landlady in the room, and reo^* nised the voice of Garfield Evans. He.also Jones and Edmund Evans drink somethi^j Witness was near thp window from 12 10 112-50, and then entered tbe bouse by tbe f*0 g door, which was not fastened. Edmund left when he went in, but be asked Evans and Jones wfcat they were doing Jones replied tbat be came in to fit Mr Da*1^ with a pair of trousers he had made for hi01' The defendant Davies, who bad left the roo^j oame back carrying a pair of trousers. Ask0 to acoonnt for the other defendants baipg tbe* Davies said that Jones came to fit a pair trousers and Garfield Evans "oame aloofti Reminded of Edmund Evans, the landlord he bad only just come. There were glasses the table which had contained iutoxical3ts, When witness left the landlord came outolu and said, "I hope you won't make aDyblO °f »t." ot CroBB-examined: The defendants were ?? the worse for drink; they were respecta" men. The defendant Davies stated that be iiuvito6 Garfield and Edmund Evans to supper, a^d bad sent for Jones to oome and see him ab° « a pair of trousers made too long, and in?>t0j him to supper at the same time. They supper in a private room, where they till midnight; and then, going into the b parlour, be aBked bis guests to have a with bim. They only had one drink each did not pay for anything. eS, The other defendant and John JorJ" Merthyr, who was staying at the I SWSOI supported tbe landlord s evidence. ,he Tbe Bench fined Davies £ 2 10s, and other defendants lOa each. AFTBR THE CONIES. George Bevan, jun., Trebarried, Mill, defalle, was charged by Thomas Eastag. Smith, farmer, Penmaes, Llanfillo, with tro" passing in search of conieB on August 23rd. Defendant was fined 10s. TDB FIRST TIME. William Morris, labourer, Talgartb. ob»r^l by P.S. Bendle with being drunk on Aug- was fined 5s, it being his first offence. I Printed and Published by THE BRECON Streeto TIMES LIMITED at the Bulwark and Lion Brecon, in the County of Brecknock, 5 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 1915. „ and registered at the General Post Office newspaper.