lttr. Robinson and Conscription. lfr. Sidney Robinson, the member of Parliament for Breconshire, has given te following statement to a representa- tive of the Western Mail" I am strongly opposed to conscrip- tIon, and, unless there is a far better case ^ade out for its necessity than at present, shall feel it my duty to continue to oPpose it." There is nothing inherently wrong in tbis statement, but we regret that a gentleman to whose opinion many People in Breconshire will attach cOnsiderable weight has allowed bitnself to put a spoke in the wheel of I^tional service at this particular moment ^en scandalous, if not actionable Efforts are being made in certain papers, Notoriously the Daily News," to pre- yefct the question being fairly considered 111 the country by raising false issues 4ild appealing to class and party preju- dices. Under such circumstances, we 110t only regret Mr Robinson's action; e are convinced that it was a mistake hich he will himself admit hereafter. 1'here is no need to direct the hon. Amber's attention to the latest pro- ^°Uncements of Mr. Lloyd George on the Object. These are so grave that it is Ce*"tain he has read them, and that ^°*ning from a revered leader of his own Party they will be very carefully weighed by him. The Minister of Munitions Oints to the possibility of national L s^rvice being absolutely necessary if we I *re to win the war and he administers I scathing rebuke to those who have f een ttying to confuse the issue—" Their .1U seems to be to spread distrust and jpisttnion amongst men whose co-opera- n is essential to national success. p Ahese creatures ought to be stamped out Gentlessly by all partisans as soon as "hey are seen crawling along the floor." We do not wish to write one disrespectful \\>ord about the member for Breconshire, th whom we have had the pleasure of ^°rking in happy relations in a recruiting ^Upaign, but it does appear to us that, ^°ugh without intending it, he has, by 1 Ptotlouncin- against national service at r this juncture, helped those mean spirits j 'c i crawling along the floor," whose aim elUS to be to spread distrust and dis- Qllion." He is quite right to decide against compulsion on conviction, he lU be quite right in voting against it in House of Commons if his conviction plains unchanged; but there was no ^Sent necessity for taking the public *0 his confidence, and silence would been the better part. It may be glied that Mr. Robinson's utterance Is decently restrained. That is true ^°Ugh but the extremely guarded [ 44tlire of his statement supplies the best teason why it should not have been Vde. As we read it, the. hon. gent. 1S at liberty to support compulsory ^vice if the Government bring it for- ard and say it is necessary but will j. e people of Breconshire read it in that &ht? We are afraid they will not; ^*her those amongst them who have ^retofore opposed compulsion will rden their hearts on the strength of views of one whom they will credit ith special knowledge of the whole Ration. If Breconshire as a county done all that there was a right to ^Pect of it in the matter of recruiting, would have been little occasion for trjPlaint of its member's action; but it as not done its full part, and Mr. °binson can hardly be ignorant of the In some towns and districts there been a satisfactory rally to the COlours; in others the response to the for recruits has been very poor. .*°reover, Breconshire has not escaped common reproach that a number of a.rried men have enlisted whilst eligible .0lJng men stay at home. That l^g the local position, whilst the ^onal position is so fraught with serious ^sequences that the Minister for tuitions has pleaded for a respite from controversy, we are sorry that Mr. j Vinson should have added to it, even mildest form.
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TOWN AND COUNTY Whether women can do all the many kinds of work it has been suggested they are capable of performing for the benefit of tbo country during the War may be an arguable question but there can be no doabt that they have rendered very real service in the compilation of the National Register, and have in this way saved the country a large sum of money. Two moat gratifying locai instances have beau fur. nisbed at Hay and Brecon. In each of these townu the work of distributing and collecting the forms and arranging them afterwards, also the distribution of the certificates, was largely done by ladies, and done to the complete satisfaction of the officials whose duty it was to direct and control their labours. The Town Clerk of Brecon paYB his lady assistants a very high compliment in hia report to the Town Council, and incidentally mentions that the copying done by one lady might be set as an example to half the clerks of Brecon! Evi- dently our uiaie pen drivers will have to look to their laurels. An interesting incident of the Brecon registration is the fact that at the taking of the register there were visitors in the town from 130 different places scattered all over England. A fine tribi3to this to the (l homing "istioct of the Welshman and to the attractions of Beautifal Brecon." Those who have followed the prices lately ruling for poultry at such markets as Brecon, Talgartb, and Hereford may be surprised to learn that, according to advertisements in a daily paper, certain Irish poultry rearers are prepared to send" large roasting fowls at 49 and 4 6d a eonple, docks at 18 6d a couple, and geeae at 43 6d each, trussed, prepared for Sable and post paid." It is imporsible to account for the big difference between these quotations and the prices paid at the markets abcvo mentioned. Of course, when one bayn through the post from Ireland, one baa to buy on trust, as it were; but it is a fair assumption that the Irish vendors give satisfaction, or they would not do much of a business. No doubt the excellency of the poultry sold ia our local markets, and the satisfaction of seeing what one is buying, account for the high prices obtained to some extent, and the big demand from the SouVh Woles industrial districts is another iwportant faotor. Still there is left au inexplicable margin. The producers are to be congratulated ou doing so well, and the con- suming public, one supposes, will play their usual part—" grin and bear it." --11 Tbo death of Mr A. Gwynne Vaughan is a very great loss to the Builth district. A man of charming manners, of sterling character, and more than average ability, Mr Gwynne Yaughan had for many years deservedly ex- ercised a very great influence in the Wyeside town, and was looked up to as the leader of the community in most social and public affairs. The strength of his hold on the affections of the people of Builth is sbown by the fact that his seat on the County Council, though many times challenged, was never captured, nor was his hold on it ever shaken. Few man have played more parts in life than Mr Gwynne Vaughan, but, if there was one thing be was more interested in than another, is was in the life of wild birds. To him in large measure is due the protective measures which have helped to check the senseless destruction of rare birds in Breconshire, and as a naturalist his death will be mourned in a very much wider district than that in which be was per- sonally known. There will be no public election for the vacant seat on the County Council. By virtue of the Act passed this year for the postponement of local elections, etc., the vacancy will be filled by the Counoil, and this will probably be done at the next quarterly meeting, which falls at the end of October. There are now two vacancies to be filled on the County Council, the Criokhowell seat being also vacant through the death of Mr Thomas Williams. The meddling activities of the Local Govern- ment Board, continued for some time after the war broke out, have at last ceased, to the nation's benefit. It being proved possible to drive the stern logio of facts into one Govern- ment department, there ought to be no insur- mountable difficulty in getting some more of the Whitehall bureaucrats to act with a little conqaioo sense. There is the case of the Edu- cation Department, whose ways have always been mysterious. Finding it impossible to get a certificated teacher for Abergwessin School, the Breconshire Education Authority, in order to keep the education of the village going,have appointed an uncertificated teacher. My lords of the Education Office consent to the appointment, but penalise the county by with- drawing the special aid grant from the school. This fine is totally at variance with the policy of the Government, und the Breconshire Authority are well advised in declining to "take it lying down." It is to be hoped that, if necessary, they will carry the question to the Hoose of Commons. It is a great fact, admitted alike by Free Traders as well as Tariff Reformers, that dur- ing this War every penny spent on a British product in preference.to a foreign one helps to strengthen the national finances. There are still many foreign things, not necessarily Ger- man or Austrain, being freely sold in this country in competition with similar articles of British make; and the public are going on buying them,not because of their superiority, but simply because they have been accustomed to buy them. Particularly is this the oase with such things as tooth pastes and powders, face creams and the thousand and on other articles which ladies use in their, toilet. The United States send us enormous quantities of these thing, and yet it is of the greatest possible importance that we should not increase our indebtedness to America a fraction more than can be avoided. It is "up to us "all—men and women—to remember this when we go to the chemist's shop, or wherever we buy our toilet aocessoriee, and to give the preference to the home made article. < Will readers of the "County Tiooea" be gocd enough to study carefully the appeal for members of the anti German Union, contained in a letter from Lady Glanask published in another column, which has an indirect bearing on the foregoing note ? It is not very much that is asked of them, and it is just because they are aeked to do a small and uot an hc-roic thing, that there is a danger of their overlook ing the rr,-at importance of the result to be achieved. Now is the time to foster the habit of giving a prefeitnce to home products and to ban everything German. It we encourage home manufacturers now, they will be in a strong position to fight the new German cora- petition which may be expected after the War. Our patriotism is Dot worth very much if we artt not reeady to bke a little trouble to see that we are sa^porting home industries io this greatest of all rristsihat the British nation has bad to face. Incidentally, one cannot help thinking that there woula he a better chance of getting members of the antt G^iman Union in Breconshire if we could have lccal branches started. To be asked to join something in London, to many Brecoosiure people, seems like being to join some far away thing in which they can have no real part. This suggestion is meant to be helpful, and is not nut forward in any sense as criticism.
TALYBONT-ON-USK. NURSES ON MIUTAHY SERVICE.—The fol- lowing members of Talybontoc-Usk Red Cross detachment are nursing :—Miss Jones, of Owy Pare, at Fazakerley Military Hospital, No. I Western Command; Miss Richards, of Brynbyfryd, at the Red Cross Hospital, Tor. l qua, I
NEWS OF BRECKNOCKS. Their Impressions of India. Interesting accounts of the removal of the 1st Brecknockshire Battalion of the South Wales Borderers from Aden to Mbow, in Iadia, and impressions of life in our great Asiatic Depend- ency, are contained in the following extracts from letters just received. Talgarth Lad's Views. A member of the Talgarth Company, in a letter to his family, says :—" You will see we have had our long promised move at last. We embarked at Aden on August 5th, and sailed at 7 a.m. next day, reaching Bombay at 6 a.m. on August 12th docked about 2 p.m., entrained at 10, and started at 11 30. It being dark, we could not see much of the district of Bombay. The carriages were more comfortable than we expected, the seats also. Two corresponding ones above for sleep- ing on were plain wood, but we had our blankets 'along for sleeping on. We were five to a carriage, which was a corridor one. When day- light came we could see there had been heavy raius. the river being in flood and coloured. The country was very level, the line was straight, and our engine was able to dwaw the train con. taining the whole battalion at a good rate of speed. The country was covered with vegetation, which was a pleasant change from Aden. It being the spring season, on each side of the line there were stretches of young maize, cotton, rice, etc., and most of the districts are pleasantly wooded. We took special notice of the cocoa- nut and banana trees. Bananas are four a penny here, cocoanuts 2d each. We had breakfast at Surat next morning, each man having a pint of tea with bread and cheese or jam. Then we went on through Broach and stopped at Baroda from 1.30 till 6-30, having dinner and tea. For dinner we had a fib tin of 4 Australian mutton and some tea'. We were not allowed from the station. One of our men killed a snake there nearly 4 ft. long. The villas near the station are exceedingly fine, of Gothic architecture, the walls under the verandahs being painted. Leaving at 6-30, we next arrived at Rudlam, and bad breakfast and changed coaches for a narrow gauge line at 4 a.m., and left about 9 a.m., passing through Indore. We arrived at Mhow at 2 p.m., having about a mile to march to our barracks. The soil all the way seemed very light and fertile. Every. where they were ploughing with a yoke of oxen and wocden plough in fact they were primitive in all ways. We saw some very fine buildings, and many villages composed of mud huts thatched with palm leaves. iWe saw several baboons on our way up, the size of greyhounds, of light colour with long tails and black faces. The birds were not numerous. Few of the fields bad hedges, and very little seems to have been done in the way of drainage. There is a nice Y.M.C.A. here, and I was surprised to find Vaughan Rees is the secretary. He was at Trefecca about two years ago. The food is very much better at Mhow than at Aden. They bring round a lot of extras at meal times, so we are doing alright in the eating line. In the canteen goods are a little dearer than at Aden, because of the railway journey. The C.O. is giving us plenty of drill. I was on guard at Mhow fort last night, and had a lantern on a table under the varandah. About 1230 here was a snake coiled round it, about 3 feet long. We kiitcu it wiiu a uayouei. At the corner of the fort there is a marble slab, stating that near the spot lies the bodies of a Colonel, Major, and Captain of the Bengal Light Infantry, who were killed in the Indian Mutiny, July 1st, 1857. We have mosquito curtains round our beds. The Church (of England) is two miles from here. There are a lot of Territorials here—Wilts and Sussex. The roads here are very good, with trees growing on each side, and the flowers outside the officers' quarters are simply lovely." Brecon Man's Account. A Brecon non-commissioned officer, in a letter home, after giving the itinerary of the voyage, goes on to say 11 We were played to our quarters at Nihow (Wellesley Barracks) by the band of a native regiment and our own, led by the battalion goat, and are now settling down. The change from Aden to Mhow is one from the ridiculous to the sublime from a precipitous, barren, rocky promontory, with intervening sandy sterile plains, to a second class Indian health station 2,000 feet above the sea, with a wealth of green grass, trees, and vegetation of every description. A beautiful climate, delight. ful roomy quarters, excellent roads, pretty burgalows-in fact the whole place beggars description, it is really a regular paradise. The food is above reproach, and the battalion will, I am sure, soon begin to buck up. Gen. Lloyd Payne, C.B., D.S.O., tbe B.O.C., inspected us yesterday (August 18th); we created quite a good impression. The great thing here is cleanliness; everyone must be scrupulously olean from the top of his topee to the soles of his boots, otherwise he gets pegged." Referring to the memorable march to Lahej, the writer says Brecon Company formed the rear guard, and I, with 15 privates, got within three or four miles of Lahej, when we were stopped by General Shaw and ordered to take up a line of outposts to cover the retreat af the advance party; and eventually had to ntrench ourselves iv and man the trenches, which we did in jolly quick time, although absolutely parched and as hungry as wolves. Eventually we had half a biscuit and some dirty well water. Got back to our base camp (Sheikh Othman) early Tuesday morning (July 6th) and back to Steamer Point barracks that evening. The sights I witnessed were most heart rending; hope this new place will help us to forgot it." Dealing again with the Indian station, the letter says C and D Companies (No. 2 Co.) are at Indore, 15.miles from here, doing guard duties for a month, when they will be relieved by one of the other companies. Of course, A Co, bad to furnish the duties on arrival here, but, fortunately, it only took about 21 men and three N.C.O.'s The catering for the troops in the way of sport, institutes, is tip-top. For. tunate to just escape the mcnsoon, but expect to get the back monsoon. We have collected over ilOO between ourselves for a memorial to be placed in Christ Church, Steamer Point, or St. Mary's, Crater, in memory of those who fell." "The Spot we have been looking for." Writing from Mhow to a friend, a private of the Brecon Company says I think we have found the sort of spot we have been looking for a long time. I am sure not one man regretted leaving Aden. The voyage was a proper rough one, as we rather expected it to be, with the monsoon season on, and some times the gale would cause the boat to roll very badly although she was very easy with the rolling. Nothing more startling happened than that several fellows got a ducking with the waves. One morning the captain of the ship on his rounds asked a company to give him a Welsh song, which was heartily done. A subscription was raised on board for a memorial to the dead comrades to be erected at Aden, any surplus to go towards a memorial to be erected in the Priory Church, Brecon, at the conclusion of the war, and about X110 was subscribed or promised. We found Mbow a splendid place, and it was just as if we bad been placed in the heart of the country at home. We are having a lot of rain and to have to stay in barracks because of it being too wet to go out is quite a novel experi- ence for us. Our food is very good and we also have the luxury of fresh butter and milk. I think we shall be very contented here and able to soldier on' for a month or two."
TALGARTH BORDERER'S STORY. Remarkable War Experiences. Private Leonard Mitchell, of Talgarth, who has been invalided home, tells a most interstiog story of his war experience*. He joined the South Wales Borderers in October, 1913, and when war broke out was stationed at Borden Camp with the 1st Battalion. He left England with his regiment on August 12th, landing in France the following day. After staying three days at Havre the Borderers went on to Lascelies for two days and then proceeded with the Army to Mons. Djring that warm time I they were in the war guard, The retirement which followed is matter of history. Taking part in the new advance, the Borderers reached the Aisne on September 13th. Pte Mitchell was wounded in the trenches on the 19th and sent to the base hospital. He rejoined in November at Ypres, and was in the serious fighting there till December 21st. Then the Borderers were removed to Festubert and took part in the charge that drove the Germans out of their trenches. They were relieved on the night of the 24th December, but returned to the trenches again on the 26th, and were up to their waists in water for 48 hours. Again relieved, they we sent to La Bassee district, remaining there about a moigth, and being in and out of the trenches. The regiment were then sent to the rear for three weeks to recoup, and afterwards found themselves once more at Festubert, in the reserve behind the fighting line. They were in the reserve for the Neuve Chapelle battle, and advanced to relieve the Connaught Rangers. Mitchell was here wounded in the trenches for the third time, a bomb doing the mischief on this occasion. He was struck about the head and was speechless for about a week, trying in vain to articulate, until a hospital orderly fell over him, and the shock restored his power of speech. But he was so ill that he relapsed into insensibility for four days. Ultimately he was sent from the clearing hospital in France to Whitechapel Hospital in London, where he remained from April last till the 7th inst, when he returned to Talgarth on sick leave for seven days. He is now placed on home defence. He is only 19 years old. He says the men in France would all vote for compulsory service.
BRECONSHIRE STOCK SALES. Pentwyn, Dorstone. Mr F. G. Price, auctioneer, of Talgarth, held a very successful sale on Thursday last for Mr W. Evans, at Pentwyn, Dorstone, of Shropshire sheep, Hereford and cross-bred cattle, horses, implements, crops, &c. Good prices were made all round. Hereford cows sold up to 1:22, calves to Y-10, Shorthorn heifers and calves to £ 31, two-year-old barrens up to £22, and yearling heifers to £13. Store lambs made -38s, yearling theaves 66s. two- year-old ewes 66s 6d, yearling wethers 69s. A filly foal realised JE24 10s, and a two-year-old cart gelding 50 guineas. Mr Evans entertained the company to an excellent lunch. Glannant Forest, Talgarth. On Friday last Mr F. G. Price conducted an important stock sale at Glannant Forest, Talgarth, for the executors of the late Mr David Evans, some 540 sheep being offered in addition to Here- ford cattle, horses, ponies, &c. There was a good attendance and very satisfactory prices were obtained. Hereford cows made £ 18, yearling cattle £ 13, mountain ponies j613 10s, do. suckers Y,6 5s, Radnor wether lambs 31s, theave do. 4os, yearling theaves 46s, three-year-old Radnors 52s. and Radnor rams J65. A capital luncheon was served. The Tregunter Herefords. An important sale of pedigree-bred Hereford cattle, sheep, horses, &c, was held at Tregunter Farm, Talgarth, on Saturday last, by Messrs David Price (F.A.I.) and Williams, auctioneers, of Brecon, on behalf of Mr James, who is retiring from farming. Mr David Price, who conducted the sale, called the special attention of the numer- ous company to the herd of 105 Herefords, forming about the finest and most level lot of Herefords he had ever had the privilege of selling. Prices ranged as follows:- Threg-year-old ewes, 50s to 58s two-year-old do. 51s to 61s; yearlings, 55s to 59s Welsh ewes, 25s to 30s ewe lambs, 40s 6d to 41s rams, 13 to £ 5 cows, P-18 10s to R25 calves, R6 to X 10 three- year-old heifers, 1;19 10s to JE23 two-year-old do. £ 19 to £23 10s pairs steers, £32 to R44 yearling heifers, 113 to £ 15; three-year-old cart gelding Y-60; two-year-old filly, £70. Mr and Mrs James entertained all-comers to a capital luncheon, and a haunch of venison given by the owner of Tre- gunter, Mr Grant Gordon, was much appreciated. Bryndu, Bronllys. On Thursday last Messrs Miller Powell & Co. (F.A.I.), Brecon, conducted a dispersal sale at Bryndu Farm, Bronllys, for Mr Thomas Price. The stock was in the pink of condition, and the prices realised were highly satisfactory. Ewes made from 52s to 59s each, and rams up to 45s. Cows and calves made up to A:128, and the average for two-year-old heifers was £ 18. Yearlings made £ 15. Possibly the feature of the sale was the prices realised for horses. Two yearling fillies made JE99 -10s, and a two-year-old colt made X55. Suckers made JE33 and £ 25 6s. Mr and Mrs Price provided luncheon for all. Forest Lodge. The annual draft stock sale for Mr W. S. Miller, Forest Lodge, took place on Monday, the auction- eers being Messrs Miller Powell & Co. Shropshire and Kerry rams went up to JE4, and several of the Mountain rams made jE5 apiece. Kerry ewes made up to 60s, and the Cheviot ewes, which were a remarkably fine lot, made 55s. Theave lambs, for which there was a very keen competition, went up to 35s. Although the number of cattle offered was larger than nsual, there was a keen demand. Heifers with calves went up to X25, and several of the in-calvers made L23 and Y-24. Mr and Mrs Miller entertained a very large company to luncheon.
CATHEDINE. Sergeant F. R: Ham, 4th Battalion Hants Regiment, of Fleet, who was killed on Joly 24tb, on active service at the NrsianGalf, was the youugest brother of Mr John Ham, Castle Cottage. Catbedice, and was 29 years of age. "The Fleet News" BayB:—"The news came as a shock to bis friends in Fleet, particularly as it was apsume-d that the local Territorials had aU returned safely tu India after a long stay in P(osip.. It eppe«rs, however, thst' Sergeant Ham waR one of the few left behind when most ol the local uito went hacl- !o Iodin, In the taft: letter be forwarded to England, be mentioned that he bad been f [JgFled in carry- ing wire cable to the firing lice, and thut the work was particularly dangtraus, as he WAS under heavy abiil fin:, He was well known in Fleet as an etitiiuaiaotic footballer, and the spirit be displayed in sport, he also carried with him to his duties ss a volunteer and territorial, which he carried out officientiy for about lOi years. He was one of the most prominent members of the Fleet Company, and the fact that his services were appreciated by hie superiors was demonstrated when be was pro- moted last August to the r&uk of sergeant, the highest position gained by a local member of the Territorials, who now, it is feared, bvo lost a popular comrade and an efficient non-com- 1 missioned offioer."
BRECON COUNTY SESSIONS. FRIDAY.—Before Messrs E. A. Wright (in the chair), F. D. Dickinson, C. H. deWinton, A. A. Mitchell and Evan Morgan.
NO REINS. For driving a horse and cart without reins on September 2nd Daniel Rees Thomas, Llwynon farm, Mertbyr Cynog, was ordered to pay the costs, 6s 6d.
FISHING PROSECUTIONS. John Lewis, Maendu street. Brecon, wag summoned by Head water-bailiff J. Brace, for fishing during prohibited hours. Mr H. F. W. Harries, Brecon, prosecuted on behalf of the Usk Board of Conservators, and said that water-bailiff Rose was on duty at 9 30 p.m. on Sept. 1st on the River Usk and saw the defendant fishing. The bye-laws of the Board of Conservators prohibited fishing an hour after sun set and the sun set that day at 6 48, therefore the latest hour for fishing was 7-48. Defendant was fishing for trout an hour-and-a- half after the prohibited time. Water-bailiff Rose said defendant told him that he thought he could fish till 9 o'clock in the month of August. Defendant bad been fishing for a good many years. Cross examined, witness said he looked at his watch and it was 9 30. He denied the suggestion that he did not show defendant his watch. Water-bailiff Thompson corroborated and said defendant was fishing near Vennyfach wood. Rose showed defendant his watch and witness was certain and it was 9 30. The Chairman Had he any fish upon him ? Witness I don't know we never looked. He told us he had four. Mr Dickinson What was he fishing with ? Witness Rod, line and fly. Bead-water bailiff J. Brace said the sun set on September 1st at 6-48. Defendant said he always went off the river as near to the time as he possibly could. He had no watch on him at the time and therefore could not say what hour it was. He was home at 10 o'clock. Defendant was ordered to pay the costs, 9s 6d, and the (Chairman said it was incumbent upon him to know the time. George Davies, Cross Oak, Talybont-on-Usb, and Frederick Moseley, The Watton, Brecon, were also summoned for fishing during prohi- bited hours. Mr H. F. W. Harries again prosecuted and said Water-bailiff John Turford saw Moseley fishing in the Usk at 8 40 p.m. on September 1st, Davies was with him. Tarford was on the road at the time and started walking to the river. On the way he saw Moseley give the rod to Davies who began fishing. Turford charged both defendants with fishing during prohibited hours and the answer they made was that they could fish till 9 o'clock. Water-bailiff Turford gave evidence bearing out this statement and added that when defendants said they could fish until 9 o'clock be reminded them that they were both old fishermen, and Moseley rejoined that he was no "child at the game." They asked what time it was and he looked at his watch and it was 8 40. Davies produced his watch, and it showed 8 30. Davies said witness's watch was fast and they went up to the station to see which was right and found that witness's watch was correct. In reply to Moseley, witness denied that Davies asserted that he (Moseley) was not fishing. Giving evidence, Moseley said he cycled to Talyboiit Gû the evening in question, and whiie going over the bridge saw Davies and a friend fishing. That was about 7 45. He asked how they were getting on and told them he would come over to them shortly. He proceeded as far as the Usk Hotel where he left his bicycle, and returned to Davies. They were there until 8.20 when Davies's friend left. Almost immediately after that Turford came on the scene and said they were fishing during pro- hibited hours. Davies looked at his watch and said it was 8 20. Subsequently Davies and Turford went to the booking ball at Talybont Station to compare the time. Questioned by Mr Harries defendant denied that he was fishing. He also denied that Davies was fishing after time as he contended that the sun set twenty minutes later in Brecon than at Greenwich, John Miller, Penygraig, Rbondda Valley, said I &vies invited him to see him fishing that evening and they went down about quarter to eight. At 8 15 witness left for the railway station and while going over the fence met the bailiff Turford. Defendant Davies, giving evidence, said he was a gamekeeper employed by Mr Gwynne Holford. On the evening of August 27th he went to fish for trout and invited Mr Miller to watch him. He tried for some time in the brook and then went to the river. On the road to the river they met Moseley who stayed a few minutes with them and then left to take his bicycle to the Usk Hotel. Moseley came back to see him fishing. At 8 20 Turford arrived and stopped him. Mr Harries Whose watch was right ? Davies Turford's by the station clock, but mine by the train. Mr Harries The Brecon and Merthyr train is not good time to go by, (Laughter). Mr Harries Were you fishing by-orders that day ? 0 Davies Yep, sir. Whose Orders: Mr Maurice's, I got the letter here. Mr Harries You need not trouble; I take your word. Further questioned by Mr Harrio Davies said that as a keeper it was his duty to know the rules of fishing, but he thought they could fish later in private waters. Henry Parry, stationmaster at Talybont, spoke as to the time Turford and Davies came to the station it was 8 42. The Bench fined Moseley in the costs 9s 6d, and Davies 10s and costs—19s 6d altogether, the Chairman tellicg Davies that being master of the situation he ought to set a good example.
War! War! War! Obtain at Once the most interesting and wonderful book published. THE EAGLES AND THE CARCASE. [Fortelling the Doom of the Kaiser-BY THETA.] The aim of this publication is to show the sacred origin of the war, its gigantic issues and the glorious destiny of the English-speaking race. It shows that we are now in process of fulfilment of the third of Christ's "Signs" given to His disciples regarding His coming. The first was the destruc- tion of Jerusalem. The second was the appear- ance of false Christs deceiving the Elect. The third was the greatest Tribulation that the world has ever seen or will see. This war surpasses the horrors of the Middle Ages, "the Hell of Dante pales beside that of the Kaiser." This is the gathering of the "Eagles" and the carcase is that of the sick man of Europe, Turkey in the Apocal- yptic vision of the Great Armageddon the three "unclean spirits" the dragon, the beast and the false prophet or teacher, are Austria, Turkey and Germany. In Israel the authoress sees the Anglo- Saxon, the little nation that "should become a thousand and a small one a strong nation." In the prophecy of Isaiah it is seen that when men are in the worst state of blindness Israel would be found, having been sustained all these years by God, the wealth of the Geatiles pouring into her treasuries, the paths of the sea leading up to her, the colonies bringing in their gold and silver to her in ships from afar, the sons of strangers build- ing up her walls, and the East supplying her with camels and dromedaries. In the prophecy of Esdras the Son is said to be revealed at the time of the great war. England is to possess the "gates of her enemies," the Jews are to return to Palestine under British protectorate. Israel and Jurlah are to be reunited. Egypt is to be revived, freed from the tyranny of the Turk. The highway between Egypt and Assyria will be Palestine and Israel will make "a third with Egypt and Assyria." The Stone of Jacob is in Westminster, the Ark of the I Covenant in Ireland. The day is at hand. A very luminous interpretation of Scripture prophecy in I relation to the great crisis. The above can be obtained of all Newsagents and Booksellers and at Railway Bookstalls or direct from the Publishers, Morgan, Son & Co., Ltd., 88, Chancery Lane, London, W.C., for 2s 6d nett or three copies 7s, six copies 12s 6d, twelve copies 34 s carriage paid.
ANTI-GERMAN UNION. Lady Glanusk's Telling Letter. To the Editor of the Comity Times. Sir,—I want to call the attention of readers of the County Times" to our Anti-German Union, and the reason why every one should at once become a member. The union has been formed to II unite British-born men and women without respect to party, class, or creed. It is anti-German because it is German and not Austrian or Turkish influence that has poisoned the national life and is hampering the efforts of our gallant sailors and soldiers; because their blood and our tears will have flowed in vain unless we now all unite against the enemy within our gates. After peace is signed it will be too late. Thousands of enemy aliens are still at large, even in prohibited areas. Germans trade under English names. There are still 9,000 Germans of military age at large in London aloue. Think of it Nine thousand enemies with their hands in British pockets—9,000 Germans taking the bread from 9,080 British mouths. What did the politicians do about it ? Nothing —worse than nothing. They passed a law in August 1914, intended to make it legal for Germans to sit in Parliament. We cannot vote in Germany, but Germans are allowed to vote in England. Is that fair ? Remember Belgium, the thousands of burnt and desolated homes, the slaughtered men, the outraged women, the mutilated children. Remember that the Germans have plotted for years to destroy Britain as they have Belgium. Remember how Germans have treated our captured soldiers, starving them, stealing their clothes in bitter winter, clubbing them with rifle butts. Remember the Lusitania and her 1,590 helpless victims, women and little children murdered by the German pirates. We members of the Anti German Union want no drawn war, no deluding peace. Every day hundreds of our men are being killed, every day thousands of our men are being wounded, every day men are coming back home disabled for life. Every day mothers, widows, orphans are mourning their dead. Do we want all this loss to be in vain ? Do we want Germany to be able to prepare again, to fight again, to produce all these horrors for our children and our grandchildren to endure ? The Anti German Union wants no German labour, no German goods, no German influence, and Britain for the British. Patriotism should be active, not passive; therefore all members should do what they can to forward its objects. A brave young officer, lately killed fighting for his country, wrote from the trenches a week before his death 44 Up to the moment I die I shall be wonder- ing whether my dear, kind, generous, forgiving, fatheaded fellow countrymen will go and muck this war. I think I would give even my soul to be sure that England understood and would never give up the struggle till the Germans, with all their loathsome doctrines and their filthy methods, were smashed once and for all. If I were certain of that, I would die as cheer- fully as I have lived, and so would thousands more. But I'm not certain, and though I hope I don't funk anything that is coming to me, the agony of the doubl is great. Up to the last moment the question will be thrashing about in my mind, Shall I have died in vain ?" Do try and think of some way, as we agreed we should, to get this question home on England's heart when I am dead for the sake of the rest." This is a message from the dead, and I do ask every one to stand by own country. Those who cannot fight at the front should join at home the Anti-German Union at 346, Strand, London, W.C. EDITHA GLANUSK. Glanusk Park, Crickbowell.
BUILTH GVARDIANS. Mr Thomas Davies (chairman) presided over the fortnightly meeting of the Builth Board of Guardians held on Monday, and others present were the Revs D. L. Davies, D. Owen, S. H. Wenham, and W. O. Williams, Messrs J. L. Davies, T. Davies, D. Davies, James Jones, Rees Jones, Thomas Pugb. John Price, Roger Powell, S. G. Tulk, H. Evan Thomas, C. W. Woosnam, Mr W. W. Lepnard (deputy clerk), and other officials. There were two tenders for the supply of milk for the house, and the tender of last year's contractors, Messrs Wbislay and Lawrence, was accepted for twelve months. Only Mr E. S. Davies tendered for the supply of meat for the bouse and his tender was accepted, and the tenders of Messrs Padie and sons for boots, Messrs Dunan Bros. for cloth- ing, and Messrs Wm Price f. id Co. for groceries were accepted. The Deputy Clerk reported that Llanafanfawr parish was in arrear with two calls, and that there were five parishes in the Colwyn district owing the second call and fifteen in the Builtb district.-The Board gave authority for pro- ceedings to be taken against the overseers of the defaulting parishes. The Finance Committee presented their estimate of expenditure for the next half year, and recommended a rate of 4id in the S, and this was agreed to. The rate was the same as that for the corresponding period of last year.
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Trecastle News and Notes. [By Novus HOMO.] The favourable weather we have been ex- periencing lately has been "the making" of the farmers, enabling them to get their harvest to- gether in excellent condition. Crops are heavy and are now mostly garnered. The fine weather came at exactly the right time for the high land farmers and is also proving bene- ficial to flocks pasturing on high and bleak land. We are all sorry to hear that Mr Eric Price, son of Mr J. H. Price, Abercray, near Trecastle, is reported missing. He emigrated a few years ago to New Zealand to take up a lucrative position nnder a large farmer, and took some pedigree cattle from the Abercray herd oat with him. On the outbreak of the war he volunteered to fight for the Mother Country. His nameroos friends are still hoping that farther news will soon come of his safo existence. Breeding ewes are selling well in this district and are in great demand. Bayers from all parts of the country are visiting the farms in quest for sheep for breeding. Only the other day a young farmer who has developed into a dealer engaged a motor car to take him a long rouud to buy sheep. Unfortunately the car broke down, and as he was in a harry and could not wait for repairs, he jaropert into a passing vehiole which fcoak him for some dis- tance. Then it hai to turn homewards, bat unexpectedly a fishmonger's can, came along, and even this coo^eyance aoswi-t«fJ the eager buyer's purpose. RQEDOOC will have is that he tied the sheep be haudieJ scae'fc atrongy of fish for many days affcerwir *H. "Niivus Homo" advises him to take his own Iitle pony next time, rather than climb down from a motor oar to a fishmonger's cart.