206th Year of the IS U N FIRE OFFICE FOUNDED 1710. The Oldest Insurance Office Is the World. OopM &Mft MlQ 4iM Mai Insurances effected on the following risks- FIRE DAMAGE. Resultant Loss of Rent and Profits. Employers' Liability and I Personal Accident. Workmen's Compensation Sickness and Disease. including Accidents to Fidelity Guarantee, Domestic Servants. I Burglary, Plate Glass LOCAL AGENTTS: BRECON MR. DAVID POWELL
GOLD IN NOKTHEBN ONTARIO.—A gold strike is reported at Mileage 153 on theTemiekamiDg and Northern Ontario Railway. The whole towcehip of Pecad has been staked out and the rash of prospectors jDoreaees daily. Several promising finds of gold have been reported lately from Ontario, and the provinee seems likely at no distant date to take a much more prominent place than hitherto in the output of the yellow metal. REAPING CANADA'S RECORD HARVEST.— Expectations in regard to Canada's great har- vest are btitig folly realised. The work is now in fall swing and reports as to yields show that the average wiil probably be much in exoesB of estimates. According to carefully compiled estimates the twin cities at the bead of the lakes-Port Arthur and Fort William- will be in a position to handle nearly foar million busbels of grain per day when the crop starts moving this season. Last year the record for grain handling at Fort William and Port Artbor reached 2t million boshel every 2 24 hours, but the increase in elevator capacity and in the siza of the trains will help to easily surpass that record this season.
PENWYLLT. BARONESS CEDERSTROM'S COMPANION DEAD — The death is aonoocced of Madam, Viallant, which took plaoe at Oraifc>-y-Nos Castle, the mansion of Baroness Cederstrcm. The deceased lady was 80 years of age, and had been with the baroness as oompauioa fur over fifty years.
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SALE OF RAMS. At the Cattle Market, Brecon, on the 7th inst., Messrs David Price (F.A.I,) and Williams sold ten registered pedi Rye- land Iamb rams from the flock fltfT Mr R. Stratton, The Duffryn, NewpoHf^EoB., at prices ranging from jC3 to £ 4 10s. The principal buyers were Messrs Morgan, Park farm, Meredith and Coventry, Joseph, Graig-goch, J. Smith, Greenway, M. Williams, Cefnllan and Eckley, Pencaemelyn. COURT FARM SALE. Messrs D. Price (F.A.I.) and Williams, Brecon, held a highly important sale of 10 cross-Ryeland, Shropshire and Radnor sheep 20 Hereford, Shorthorn and Jersey cattle horses, pigs, poultry, etc., on the 7th inst., the property of Mr J. H. Rosser, Court farm, Brecon. Yearling ewes made 59s to 60s, two-year- old ewes 59s to 60s, three-year-old ewes 51s to 61s, full mouthed ewes 42s to 58s, theave lambs 25s to 40s, pedigree Ryeland rams 97 10s (purchaser, Mr Davies, Pen- twyn), yearling Shropshire X6 (Mr Williams, Brynich) two-year-old heifers and calves £ 25s to 129 15s, three year-old heifers and calves £29, two-year-old heifers f,24, calves X4 to f5 15s, cross-Jersey JE28 to f28 10s. Lambs sold exceedingly well and implements realised high prices. Mr and Mrs Rosser gave an excellent luncheon.
A Farewell Ode to the Arch- deacon (Bishop) when he left Aden. Why are we sad to-day^why this unnJBral hush, Where are the happxlpkes, the merr^haff What do we miss and wny is it not the same ? All seem so glum and-scarce a single laugh. Is it a comrade ill, may be some dear friend dead, Qr is it that bad news from the front we've heard Or has the Colonel wigged us on parade, Why take it so to heart ? That's quite absurd. You'd never guess. 'Tis but the temporary loss, Of one who to us all is more than friend One who in sorrow or in joy is e'er the same And who his last sixpence too would gladly lend. Kind cheery soul, a Christian to the core, Example both for good men or for bad The same to all of us, a pal, and more He's going home to-day—that's why we're sad. Good-bye—good luck! and if we JNt to, France, 'Tis but a step from honw, you TO come back Come back again to cheer us in advance, To solace us if wounded in attack. If die we must, God grant we die like men, Might we be sure as you of Heaven's reward All you have taught us, may we not forget. How to combine religion and the sword I 4NONYMOUS.
WEDDING CARDS BY POST.—We have prepared a special book of samples of wedding cards for our growing postal trade. This book gives the widest possible variety of choice and the cost of posting is reduced to a minimum. —" County Times," Brecon,
WORK OF THE 4TH SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. I Private Wm. Roberts, of Penrhiwceiber, is among the wounded members of the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers who have reached Cardiff from th6 Dardanelles. I Roberts acted as a bomb-thrower, and describing his experiences be said that although his battalion landed on July 25th, they did not get into action until August 10th, when they took a line of trenches and a gully which had now become known as the "South Wales Borderers' Gully." They, unfortunately, lost their gallant command- ing officer, Colonel Gillespie, in the first charge they made. He assisted to carry the colonel out of the firing zone. Lieu- tenant Cooper, of Abergavenny, and Lieu- tenant Miller, two other brave officers, were lost the same day. The battalion lost pretty heavy on August 10th. They were half dressed and preparing tea for themselves in the morning when they were attacked by the Turksf and had a desperate fight. "Give them their due," added Roberts," the Turks are good fighters, and much cleaner fighters than the Germans, but they are afiod of cold$teel." ^Acting-Sergeant GUJard, of the 4th South Wlfes Borderers, wro hails from Newport, ig suffering from a bullet wound in the left arm. When he left the Brecon Barracks he was only a lance-corporal, but was pro- moted on the battlefield..Sergeant Gillard, who was employed with Me bombing party, landed \yith the first ^tch of his divi- sion, and mey escaped shelling altogether. The reasQj^U1 this immunity from fire Was that th§^Wance force had pushed the Turks Sack. He did not take part in any actual engagement until August 10th. He was acting with a party of bomb-throwers, and was advancing up to the attack when a shell struck him in the right arm. Ser- geant Gillard spoke well of the fighting spirit which animated the Borderers, whose motto was Never retreat or surrender."
BRECON RiiRAL COUNCIL. c ——— e Stormy" Meeting. h ■A- meeting of the Brecon Rural Council g as. held on Friday, Mr Owen Price in the t Chair. r THE FIRST STORM. b The Rev. Thos. Griffiths asked how many the roadmen were employed by farmers at present time. He thought it was neces- ry that the ratepayers should know if there g any men employed now on the roads, if so why. c Mr Williams (one of the two road survey- ? Ol's) said he did not know exactly how many en were employed at the present time. t \Vo or three were working on the roads 4 tactically the whole of last week. One of them had been laid up with a long illness, and had not been asked to work on a farm. ri The Rev. Thos. Griffiths: He is good enOugh to work on the road ? How old is he ? Mr Williams repeated that the man had been asked to work on a farm. He was ^oout 55 years of age. Mr Griffiths: Have you got any over 70 Years of age that are working on the road ? Mr Williams Three. ■Mr Griffiths And get their full wages and ™d Age pensions ? The Chairman No, they can't have Old Age pension if they get more than a certain Illra a year. Mr Williams said two of them had 19s and other 18s a week. Mr Griffiths Then they are getting both ? The Chairman No, they don't get Old Age Pension. Mr Griffiths: Do you know for certain ? The Chairman No, I know nothing about fchem. Mr Griffith said they were getting both and that was wrong. The Chairman I know nothing about it. Mr Joseph (the other surveyor) said that all the men in his district were working in the harvest except one, and he was over 80 Years of age. Mr Griffiths: And he gets Old Age pension? ii Mr Joseph Oh, no the pension officer, Whenever an application is made for Old Age tension by a roadman applies to the survey- ors to know what were the average earnings of applicant during the last three or four Years. ] Mr Griffiths: You can say that there is 130t one man receiving Old Age pension in your Strict. ? f Mr Joseph Yes. T Mr Griffiths And you, Mr Williams ? Mr Williams Yes. g Mr Griffiths: Then perhaps we shall thrash ^he matter out in committee. 1 The Chairman Mr Griffiths has made an ° insinuation against the officers of the Council 4Tad the Council itself, and he must bring 9, forward the names. As tar as I know myself C there is not a single man receiving old age a Pension, He could not get it if he received ^er a certain sum. £ Mr Jonn Jones: I don't think it is exactly tight. 1 The Chairman Well, it ought to be right. h Mr Jones asked if a certain workman did receive Old Age pension. The Chairman paid he was not quite certain. The Rev. T. Griffiths: Then how can you n tpeak if you are not certain ? I E Mr Williams said that he thought that ^e man's wife received Old Age pension. si Mr Ricketts said it was to his credit if he b as working on the road and receiving b Pension. 0 Mr Jenkin Williams said the man received 1\ less than is stipulated by the Government. h Mr Thos. Griffiths said he was very glad to I Set some explanation. It was only right that I the ratepayers should know the conditions as to how the money was spent, and that ii Madmen took advantage of the bonus and h old age pension. 81 Mr Ricketts wanted the men to be placed c On job work. That would settle the matter. ( Mr Jenkin Williams said some of the old 0 men were very much better workers than I the younger men. d The Rev. T. C. Richards asked that the I Purveyors should report to the next meeting. I Mr John Jones (Llanfihangel Nantbran): ( The statement that has been made by the p Guardian is quite correct. a Mr Griffiths said the surveyors could give I that information without the Guardians I Assisting them. They (the members) looked '< 'Lf ter the interests of the ratepayers and saw t that the ratepayers' money was not squan- G ered.. o The matter then dropped. The Chairman Well, that storm is over. (laughter.) Mr Griffiths: I don't think that there is a II storm at all. It is only right that we should a, have justice meted out to us. r Mr John Jones (Llanfihangel Nantbran) said no member disputed the excellent way i, that the old men carried out their work, but li there were men many years younger, and it f as only right that they should have work, t Ilnd then the Council would have a fair day's 1 Ol'k at a fair wage. v WHO SHOULD BE CONSULTED? ii Arising out of a letter from the Clerk to k the County Council with reference to the Pacing of a danger signal on the hill n«ar Q "Cefn Pare, the Rev. Thos. Griffiths asked v ^here the signal was to be erected. He E Qew the most dangerous spot. 8 Mr Rees Williams Whenever a motor r danger signal is to be erected they should ask the advice of the clergyman of the parish. & (Wid laughter.) B The Rev. Thos. Griffiths: They could not k for better advice, I am certain. (Re- ^exved laughter.) Mr John Jones (Llanfihangel Nantbran) Mother storm passed. (Laughter.) A member Will the reporters take note <\)f all these storms. (More laughter.) SANITARY MATTERS. Mr A. A. Mitchell, in moving the adoption the Sanitary Committee's report, assured the Council that the committee were giving all the matters that came before them their t:n.o8t careful consideration. The Rev T. Griffiths, seconding, said the to4ltnittee were endeavouring not to press lowtlers or occupiers when they saw that they ^ere endeavouring to meet the wishes of the ^mittee. He hoped that in time they ^°uld have healthy houses with good sanita- 0l0t> all round. They met, of course, with Jeer's difficult to deal with, who caused £ J^oyance to thfe committee. Still, they gave j ad**1 Plenty of time, and they took no undue yantage of them. ] th Rev T. C. Richards asked what steps j committee took when they met with very i upid owners who refused to carry out c Pairs. It would be a great hardship for c ^ts to b« turned out, especially if they t could not get another house. Mr Mitchell said the committee endeavour- ed to meet all owners. The Rev T. Griffiths said they had never been unduly hard upon tenants, who were given some two, others six, and in one case twelve months to find a honse. They had never turned out anybody neck and crop," but they knew there were some landlords who would not do anything. They defied the Council. The Rev T. C. Richards felt they ought to give the tenants plenty of time. The Inspector (Mr Pritchard) said the committee gave every opportunity. Their object was to get the landlords to place the houses in the best state or repair possible. The Chairman said there must be a limit to everything. The report was adopted. [A discussion on recruiting is separately reported.]
The Late Mr. Robert Lewis-Lloyd. The funeral took place at Cwmdauddwr Church, Rhayader, on Saturday of Mr Robt. Lewis-Lloyd, J.P., D.L., formerly of Nant- gwillt and Cwmelan, Radnorshire, who died on the 7th inst. at Bath, where he had latterly resided. Deceased was the only son of Mr Thomas Lewis-Lloyd, J.P., D.L., of Nantgwillt, and of Mrs Lewis-Lloyd, daughter of Mr J. Evan Davies, of Tref organ, Cardigan. In 1865 he was called to the Bar, and in the same year he married Anne Jane, eldest daughter of the late Captain Lewis, of Llanllear, Cardigan, by whom he had a large family. High Sheriff of Radnorshire in 1872, he was on the list of sheriffs for Breconsbire in 1888, and always took an active interest in local and county affairs. He was at oue time a county councillor for Radnorshire and Breconshire, and for a number of years was chairman of the Rhayader Board of Guardians. Mr Lewis-Lloyd was an enthusiastic sportsman, and a lover of rural life. He will be best remembered in sporting circles as having for several years occupied the position of umpire in the inter-university boat race. Mr Lewis-Lloyd's son having pre-deceased him, the estate descends to his grandson, Lieutenant R. E. Lewis-Lloyd, R.N., of H.M.S. Lion. The remains were brought from Bath for interment in the family vault, by motor- hearse, the bearers at Cwmdauddwr being selected from amongst the tenantry. The chief mourners were the Misses Lewis-Lloyd (3) (daughters), Mr and Mrs S. Cooke-Lewis (son-in-law and daughter), Mr Rhys J. Lloyd (Troedyrhawr), Major Pryse (Goger- ddan), Mr and Mrs J. Corrie Carter, the Rev W. E. Pritchard, Mrs Sladen, Miss Davies (Gwardolan), Mrs W. Powell Price (Brecon) and others. The obsequies were performed by the Rev W. Gabe (vicar), assisted by the Rev J. H. Griffiths (vicar of Newbridge-on-Wye), and Mr H. R. Prothero (lay reader). The old Welsh hymn, Bydd myrdd o rhyfeddodau," was sung as the remains were being placed in the vault. There was a large attendance of farmers and others.
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BRECON GUARDIANS. Laying in a Stock of Coal. Mr Owen Price presided over the fort- nightly meeting of the Brecon Board of Guardians on Friday. Others present were Miss Philip Morgan, Miss Adelaide Williams, the Revs. A. Garnons Williams, T. Griffiths, T. C. Richards, H. J. Church Jones, Messrs. E. T. Hyde, John Jones, Llanfihangel-Nant- bran (vice-chairman), Jenkin Williams, Tom Morgan, John James Williams, Wm. Morgan, Daniel Watkins, John Jones (Glyn), Rees Williams, W. Watcyn Williams, John Jone (Battle), Daniel Phillips, J. F. Ricketts, T. R. Williams, John Thomas, G. P. Jones, John Smith, W. C. Davies, John Price, the Deputy Clerk (Mr E. J. Hill) and other officials. TAGRANTS AND INMATES. The number of vagrants relieved during the last fortnight was 56, a decrease of 47 as compared with the corresponding period last year. According to the Master's report there were 57 persons in the house at the end of the last fortnight, being a decrease of six as compared with the same period last year. CONSUMPTION OF COAL. The House Committee reported that they bad considered a circular from the Board of Trade with reference to the supply of coal. The letter advised, in view of the possibility of a shortage, that coal should be stacked, and the Master bad been instructed to order a quantity of coal if he could obtain it. Miss Williams, in proposing the adoption of the report, said it was very mportant that they should collect the coal, as it would be very serious to have a shortage for the old people. Mr John Jones (vice-chairman) What amount of coal have you at the present time ? The Master said he had just ordered ten tons, but Mr Price asked a higher price for house coal. A letter from Mr Weaver Price asked for 29s 6d per ton for Ocean house coal, an increase of (JS on last contract price. This sum he asked in view of the protective clause in the contract. Mr Best What is six months' con- sumption at the Workhouse ? The Master About 50 tons. Mr Best said that ten tons "was neither here nor there." If they could stack it they ought to get enough to carry them on to next March. They should get 40 or 50 tons. The Rev. T. C. Richards asked if they were obliged to get all coal from Mr Price. f The Deputy-Clerk said the contract ter- minated on September 30th. Mr Jenkin Williams proposed they obtain 80 tons. Mr Best seconded. The Chairman said the question was whether they had sufficient room for it. Mr Best said they must make room. Eventually the purchase was agreed upon and the arrangements left to a committee.
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