BRECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS. Sergt.-Major C. West, D.C.M.. South Wales Borderers, has been made a member of th -Order of the British Empire for services rend- ered in connection with recruiting. Sergt.- Major West is now on the Brecon staff of the Ministry of National Service, and before -the new department was set up had been doing simitex work for a long time at the Barracks. He has a fine foreign service record. He enlisted at Manchester on October 2nd, 1882, and embarked for India in March, 1884. He served in the Burmah Campaign, 1885-87, 1887-89, receiving the medal, and was for three years mounted infantry instructor to the Queensland Government (1895 to 1898). He served in the South African War, gaining the Queen's medal and the D.C.M., and also holds the long service and good conduct medal. His total foreign service was 13 years 351 days. For six years he was instructor to the old Sennybridge Company of Volunteers and lie fflso served five years as clerk in the Record office of No. 4 District at Shrewsbury. Lieut. W. Palk, Royal Air Force, youngest son of Mrs. Palk, of Brecon, and the late Mr. T. Palk, governor of Brecon Prison, is home J for a month's leave. Joining up when the war broke out, he went to Aden with the Breck- nocks in the autumn of 1914 and tlien on to India, and was eventually transferred to the Flying Corps. He knows what it is to be 'torpedoed." Captain Ivor T. Evans, D.S.O., M.C.t South Wales Borderers, has been awarded a bar to his Military Cross for gallantry during the fighting on the Somme in March and April. In addition to winning the D.S.O. and the M.C., with bar, he was three times mentioned in despatches in HIlt), and he has been twice wounded. He is a son of Mr. -David Evans, Glandwr, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire. Qr. Master Sergt. S. B. Martin, son of Mr. W. Martin, assistant overseer of S. David's parish. Brecon, has come to England to take up a commission. He has been serving on the Western Front over three years.
RHEUMATISM KIDNEY TROUBLE Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid, wUiph is also the cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gouf, urihaiy trouble, stone, J gravel, and dropsy. Estora Tablets, a thoroughly harmless specific based on modern medicinal science, are the successful treatment, and have cured numberless obstinate cases after the failure of all other tried remedies, which accounts fey their superseding out-of-date medicines sold a; a price beyond all but the wealthy. Women frequently suffer from ills, ache- and pains, under the impression that they are victims of ailments common to their sex, but II more often than not it is due to the kidneys and in such cases Estora Tablets will set them right Estora Tablets—an honest remedy at an honest price—Is 3d per box of 40 tablets, or. six for 6s 9d. All chemists, or postage free from Estora Co, 132, Charing Cross Road; London, W.C. Brecon Agent WALTER GIN-ILLI-If, M.P.S., Medical Hall; Builth Well s Agent—T. A. COLTMAX, M.P.S The Pharmacy
GLASBURY. Cheesemaking- Demonstration.—A very inter- esting demonstration on cheesemaking for I small holders took place in the Assembly Rooms on Monday, organised by Mrs Mortimer Baylis on behalf of the Board of Agriculture Food Production Department. There was a large gathering of people interested in the making of utility cheeses, and tliey were parti- cularly interested iu the demonstration of processes that do not require expensive utensils. The organising secretary (Miss Powell) gave very lucid explanations of the various processes and the demonstrator, was Miss Phipps who made two most successful cheeses for quick use, a cream cheese and another. Among those pifesent were Major deWinton, Mrs and Miss Griffith, Mrs Phillips, Llanst-ephan House. Miss Beavan, Mrs deWinton, Hay, Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Thomas,- Llowes, Rev. and Mrs W. Thomas, Bryngwyn. Mrs Gunter, Miss Lewis*JVlrs Jones, the Villa, Miss James, Cilgwyn, Mrs Powell, Mrs Ammonds, Miss Price, etc. Funeral.—The funeral took place on Tuesday of Mrs Eliz. Miles, wife; of Mr Miles, Brook street, who died at the age of 52 years. She had been a great sufferer for over Ú years. The interment took place at S. Peter's Church, the Rev. H. Griffith, vicar of All Saints,' being the officiating clergyman. The coffin, of polished oak, wa £ supplied by Mr J. Morgan, Post Office. A number of floral tributes polished oak, was supplied by Mr J. Morgan, Post Office. A number of floral tributes expressed sympathy with -the family in their bereavement. Women's Institute.—A very successful meet- ing of the Women's Institute, presided ovet by Mrs Money, took place in Coed-y-Bolen Schoolroom, on Tuesday, when a very interest- ing demonstration on the cookery of pulse vegetables was given by Miss Jenkins. Brecon, the County Council cook. There was a very good attendance and the demonstration was much appreciated. Oti Leave.—Pte. John R. Morgan, sou of Mr and Mrs Morgan, Post Office. Pte. Ivor Monnington, Pte. Fred Harris, and Pte. Arthur Harris, all of the Royal Welsh have been home on short leave looking very fit.
BEULAH. Joined Up.—Mr Thomas Thomas, youngest son of Mr Thomas. Caerau, and Mr Peter Williams, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Williams. Penrhiwgoch, joined the colours last Friday. Both were between the ages of 18 and 23. Wounded.—Mrs Richards (Shop) has received news from her son Frank, who is in the R.E. Signal Service in France, that he has been wounded in the back. It would have been a serious matter if t pliers on hi belt had not. fortunately, broken* the force of the shrapnel which struck him.
NETTING THE WYE. A start at Hay. We understand that the netting of the River Wye by the Conservators for the purpose of increasing the food supply began on Monday at 11 y Hay Bridge, and that 13 salmon and 1 cwt of coarse fish were taken from Capt. Graystone's (the Moor) water. The netting was continued down stream. We have not heard what became of the catch.
GARTH. Presentations to Soldiers. Sergt. Jack Jarman, son of Mr Jarman. Bryncerdd, who has been home on 14 days' leave from France, was presented on Tuesday last week with a Treasury note on behalf of the Garth people. A few weeks ago a whist drive, organised by Mrs Eyans. Station House, and Mrs Price, Garth Shop, with Mr Morris, the School, as hon. see.. brought in jE9, as the nucleus of a fund for giving presents to the boys of Garth on their return home on leave from service overseas. On this, the first occasion, many friends came together to greet Sergt. Jarman, and Mr Morris, in an appropriate speech, made the presentation. Mr T. Lewis supported, and wished the recipient good luck. Sergt. Jarman left for France last Tuesday. Pte. Tom' Morgan has been home on leave from France, staying with his sisters, the Misses Morgan, Penybont. He joined the Yeomanry at the commencement of the war, and after 2 years service in Egypt volunteered for service in France, where he has been for six weeks. His leave expired last Saturday. We understand that a presentation was made to Pte. T. Morgan last Thursday evening, similar to the one to Sergt. Jack Jarman, when many were present, and Mr Morris made the presentation. Fruit and Vegetable Show. Great interest is being taken in the preparations for z, the fruit and vegetable show to be held at Garth House on July 31st, in connection writh the local 'Food Production Committee. An excellent prize list, with a most suitable classification. has been arranged. There are 23 classes, including one for the best garden as it stands, one for the cleanest garden, and one for the best garden in each of the three villages of Beulah, Garth and Llangammarch to which the show will be confined., Mrs Wilson, of Garlh House, is the hon. secretary and chief promoter, and we understand it is intended to I hlake the exhibition ill annual one. Its object I being to encourage those who are assisting to provide food for the nation, it is obvious that the show ought to be well supported.
I I GILWERN. Military Medal Award. Sergt. W. L. Perrott, Royal Engineers, son of the late Mr Alfred Perrott. headmaster of Gilwern Council School, has been awarded the Military Medal. Promotion of P.C. Boore.—General regret is expessed at the departure of P.S. Boore to Brecon. During his stay in gilwern he has proved to be an officer of marked ability and tact and a movement is on foot to recognise the services he has rendered to the neighbour- 'hood. He is to be congratulated upon his promotion to' the rank of sergeant. The inhabitants extend a hearty welcome to his successor in the person of Police Constable Davies. late of Erwood. Campanology.—On Saturday last, at the Parish Church, a peal of 120 Kent treble bob was rung by the following band R. Stephens, treble A. A. Rackham (sen.), 2nd Ivor Doman, 3rd S. T. Rackham. 4th H. J. Rackham, 5th J. W. Jones, tenOr. Also 120 Stedman doubles-by.A. A. Rackham, sen., treble H. J. Rackham, 2nd S. T. Rackham, 3rd 1. Doman. 4th J. W. Jones, 5th R. Stephens, tenor. The conductor was S. T. Rackham. J. W. Jones, who was on a visit from Newport, is hon. sec. of the Llandaff DioCesan Guild' of Bellringers. This was the I first peal of 120 Kent treble bob rung on Gilwern bells, and the first attempt at it by all the band except J. W. Jones.
GRWYNEYFEGHAM. Twice Wounded and Awarded the Military Medal. Pte. Tom Jones. South Wales Borderers, son of Mr Jenkin Williams, of the Cwm, who is serving on the Western Front, has been awarded the Military Medal. Unfor- tunately, he has also been v wounded for the second time, having beeu; admitted to a base hospital on April 11th suffering from gunshot wounds in the arm and knee. He was first wounded as long ago as December. 1916. wounded as long ago as December. 1916. I
I 209th Year of the SUN FIRE' OFFICE, j FOUNDED 1710. Tbe Oldest Insarance Oice In the World. I ftm agm POW dato "a j ICE 0DI84 &rom :roIicJ "W 1181. Ie surances effected on the following risks:- j FIRE DAMAGE. Resultant Loss of Eent and Profits. Er&pJi-yers' Liability and Personal Accident Workmen's Compensation Sickness ami Disease including Accidents to Fidelity Unar-inre* Domestic Servants. Burglary, Plate (Jia?? ( I' LOCAL AGENT BRECON MR. DAVID POWELL ¡
"COUNTY TIMES" FIXTURE LIST Thursday, June 20th.—Farmers' Union Meeting, Public Hall, Llangynidr. Friday, June 21st.-Higher Education Com- mittee. Saturday, June 22nd.—Farmers' Union Meet- ing at Tairbull Council School, Libanus. June 27th, and 28th.—Mr G. J. Apps, general secretary of the National Union of Farmers, speaks at Builth Wells and Brecon respectively. Tuesday, July 2r 1.—Breconshire Quarter Sessions. Wednesday, July Ird.-Breco ii shire' Insur- ance Committee. Wednesday, July 3rd.—Garden Fete at Ely Tower, Brecon. Monday, July 8t1 —Education Finance Com- mittee. Friday, July 12th.—Standing Joint and Main Roads Committees. Monday, July 15th.—County Finance Com- mittee. Friday, July 19th.—Education Authority. Friday, July 26th.—County Council. Wednesday, July 31st.-Garth Fruit and Vegetable Show. Entertainments, public meetings, etc., which are advertised in the Brecon County Times," will be notified under the above "heading without further charge. Similar notices of other events will be accepted at advertisement rates.
CRICKHOWELL. Board of Guardians.—Monday, Mr Gwilym C. James presiding. The following contracts were accepted for three months' supplies, etc., to the 30th September next :—Flour and groceries, Mr James Isaac meat, Mrs Barroll coal, Mr Benjamin Watkins cordwood, Messrs A. Jones. & Co. funerals, Mr T. Winstone (Clydach) for the Upper District, and Mr David Edwards (Llangattock) for the Lower District. R.D.C.—At the monthly meeting held on Monday last, Mr W. G. James in the chair, the business transacted was not of much public importance, consisting of ordinary routine. Tribunal.—The local Tribunal held a meet- ing on Monday last, when Mr E: Pirie-Gordon presided. A grocer's manager, C 3, was given exemption until the 22nd July next, In order that he should fall into line with the other local grocers "whose cases will be considered on that date. Mr R. H. A. Davies, who appeared on behalf of the applicant, protested that the man, being classed in C 3 category, could not be con- sidered to be on a par with proprietors of one- man businesses.—Mr T. L. Jones said the local grocers had been asked to come to some arrange- ment. and it was only reasonable that all their cases should be treated in the same way, no matter what the category was. TwVi appli- cations. although out of date, were allowed—in the one case the man had not yet been medically examined although he had made a request for it, and in the other case the applicant, a Grade 3 man. was unaware of the regulations required as to serving notice. Short periods of ex- emption were granted to a fishmonger, a baker's foreman, and a quarryman, the two latter being on personal grounds. I
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LLANGATTOCK. I Funeral. The fuiieio of the late Mrs. Hilliard took place on Wednesday, the 12th instant, at St. Edmund' Church, Crickhowell. Prior to leaving Glanonney a service was con- ducted by the Rector (the Rev. R. M. Cole- Hamilton) and the hymn Jesu, lover of my I Soul" was sung, the church choir being present. The choir also led the way to Crickhowell Church, singing Lead kindly light" and "Abide with me." The officiating clergy at. SL Edmund's Church were the Rev. H. P. Somerset, the Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton, and J the Rev. W. Townsend (Vicar of Bawdrip), the latter having been a curate under the deceased's late husband, the Rev. J. A. Stafford Hilliard. j The hymns sung in church were Hark, hark, my soul and There is a blessed home." Mr. G. L. Loam (organist) played Chopin's Marche Funebre." On the resurrection morning" was j sung at the graveside. The mourners were Miss Hilliard (daughter) and Mr. and Miss Belgrave (nephew and niece). There were also present the Re*. F. Clarke, another former curate with Mr Hilliard, Mr H. Jacomb Hood, Dr. Morgan Evans (Llandriudod). Dr. C. J. Evans, and a large number of the deceased's .personal friends from this neighbourhood. On Sunday last special hymns were sung at S. Cattwg's Church, and the Rector referred to the loss sustained by the church, and Mr S. D. Caine (organist) played- the Dead March in Saul." The rainfall for May was 2'14 inches on 11 days, against an average of 2'92 inches. The total rainfall for the past five months amounted to 15'04 inches, the average for 20 years being 10-10. The following figures give the rainfall' for the month of May in the respective years 1910, 1'99 1911, 2'13; 1912, 1'93 1913, 3'02 1-914, 2'73 19W, 4'2 > IVIG, 3'92 1917. 4'79. I j .u 'I ¡ Printed and Published by TFiir ERKCON CGusn TIMES LIMITED at the Bulwark Lion HTREE*. i Brecon, in the Coun cy of Brecknock, THURSDAY, JUNE 20tl1, ltns. I and registered at the (ieneral Post UiHce a newspaper <
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BRECON. Indigestion, Wind, Pains after .Meals, Biliousness, Constipation, and all stomach troubles are cured quickly by taking GWILLIM'S Alkaline IXDKIESTION MIXTURE. Bottles 1/3, 2/3, 3/4, only of GWILT.IM, Chemist, Brecon. Road Transport.—Wales has been divided into eleven areas for road transport administra- tion purposes. Breconshire and Radnorshire are joined as one area and the Board of Trade has appointed Mr. Alfred Swash, formerly of Newport, as secretary, with offices at Llan- drindod. An area committee has also been formed, consisting of Mr David Powell, Cae- dryssu,Brecon (high sheriff of Breconshire), Mr Tom Norton, Llandrindod Wells, and Mr. TV J- Stokoe, Hay, appointed as representatives of the Board of Trade and Ministry of Munitions; and Mr. W, F. Parry deWinton. mayor, Brecon, Mr. James E. Carey, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mr. J. M. Jenkins, Brynmawr, and Mr. Evan Kinsey, Whitton, appointed as representatives of the Ministry of Food. The new committee met for the first time on the 12th inst. at Llan- drindod and learnt from Captain Higman (divisional transport officer for Wales) that they would have to determine what further measures were necessary to ensure a more economic use of vehicles in road transport. They elected the Mayor of Brecon as their chairman and arranged to hold monthly meet- ings at Brecon in addition to those at Llan- drindod. We hear, by the way, that a smart up-to-date motor lorry is being provided to assist in the delivery of goods from Brecon goods yard. Charles's Electric Corn Cure cures the worst corn in a few days. 1/3, double size 1/9.— Sole Proprietor, GWILLIM, Chemist, Brecon. BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CAULIFLOWER, AND SPROUTING BROCCOLI PLANTS now ready, strong and sturdy stuff.—MEREDITH & SONS, BRECON. Potato Spraying for Preventing Blight.— MEREDITH & SONS, Ironmongers, Brecon, have a SPRAYER FOR HatE. Brecon Soldier Killed in Xctioil. — Mrs. Webster (daughter of Mrs Boxhall. of Llanfaes) ha* received news that her husband, Acting Sergt-Major Albert Webster, South Wales Borderers, was killed in action in France, on the 6th inst. Sergt.-Major Webster was one of the soldier sons of the late Sergt.-Major Webster (for many years on the Staff of the Brecon Barracks) and Mrs Webster, of the Prince of Wales Inn, Brecon. He served with j the R.W.F. in the Boxer Rebellion and was present at the Relief of Pekin, for which he held a medal. He again joined up about two years ago, and for the last ten months had served on the Western Front. He was well- known, and much sympathy is felt for his wife and mother. In a letter to the widow his commanding officer says I am deeply grieved to have to tell* you that Sergt. Webster has died of wounds. He was acting sergt- major at the time he was hit, and although the Germans were shelling heavily at the time he was bravely carrying on with his duty. We did not think it was so serious when he left us and he was saying he would be in "Blighty before us and would get a nice rest out of it. He was quite conscious and did not suffer much pain. We heard later that he had passed quietly away. You can hardly tell how we miss him, he was always kind and yet firm with the men he commanded and was loved by them all. I, personally, shall miss him very much every day. He was a great help in the company V and was only too willing to help in every way. Even while we were out at rest he was working all. day .for the comfort of the men. Do please let me know if there is any further information I can give you, and all of us who knew him share your sorrow and think with pride that he has given to his Country the highest gift he could- give and has died owing to his devotion to duty." TOMATOES, CUCUMHERS, and all VE<; ETABI.ES fresh daily from our own gardells.-ALFH En High Street, Brecon. Home on Leave.—Sergt. George Gittins, son of Mr and Mrs Gittins, (I, Orchard street, is home on leave from Salonika. He is a brother to Pte. Wm. Gittins, who is also home from Salonika after three years' service there. The Late Mrs. D. Rowlands.—Mrs D. Row- lands, widow of Principal D. Rowlands ("Dewi Mon"), and daughter of the late Aid. John Prothero. of Brecon, died at "Mona," Alex- andra road, on Friday last, and was buried on Tuesday in the Cemetery. Prin. T. Lewis and Prof. John Evans officiated, and at the grave- side the hymn J esu, ,Lover of my soul" was sung. The late Principal Rowlands was for many years a professor and afterwards principal of Brecon Congregational Memorial College, and was a famous Welsh hymnologist. Presentation.—Mr James Watkins, inquiry officer to the Breconshire War Pensions Com- mittee, was on Monday night, at Brynmawr, publicly presented with an illuminated address and a cheque for, £3:3, in recognition of his many services to the public life of the town during his long stay there. The chair was taken by Aid. Wm. Roberts, and the presentation was made by Mr Ll. Thomas. Sevez-ely Wounded,—Pte. W. H. E. Pettifor, Cheshire Regt., son of Mr R. E. Pettifor, of Castle Street (the local horticultural repre- 1. Dc sentative of the Food Production Department), was severely wounded on the 12th inst.'in France. His injuries are so serious that it has not yet: been possible to move him beyond the casualty clearing station..
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. Joined Up.—The following young men of between 18 and 23 years joined up last week:— 3Iilwyn Edgar Morgans- (son of Mr David Morgans, Cilmery). who has been in service .with Mr Evans, Cefngast, for some years William Price, Tyrhos (son of Mr and Mrs Price) and William Price (sou of Mr and Mrs Price, Cefu). Angling.—Some excellent trout fishing was obtained in the Dulais and' Cammarch streams last week. In the Dulais, the Rev. Hai'old Williams, Mumbles, and Mr Daly, Birmingham, secured in two days baskets of and 30 fish respectively, while in the Cammarch the Rev. Harold Williams and Mr Collins, of Langland Bay, had 70 fish (two over 1 lb. each) to their credit in one day. Mr T. J. Richards acted as ghillie.
MARKETS GUIDE. Brecon Poultry, &c., Friday.—Small sup of poultry good supply of butter and eggs- Quotations :—Butter, 2s. 3d. per lb. (official price) hen eggs, 3 and 4 for Is. duck eggs. 4-jd. each fowls and chickens, 2s. 6d. t° per lb. gooseberries, 8d. per quart rhubarb 3d. per bundle cheese, Is. 2d. to Is. Brecon Stock, Tuesday.—No less than fat sheep and Iambs (mostly the latter) and 5 'a cattle were graded and allotted but cl,00d as the supply was it only met 50 per cent. of the demand, butchers being present from all V3* I of South Wales (war-time patronage whichol, be continued when peace comes, and M- Brecon and district). Store trade confined- I a few pens of ewes and lambs, which sold late rates. Talybont Mart, Monday.—Mr W. J. Pri disposed of nearly 500 fat sheep and lambs, afl, there were plenty of buyers. No store trade 0 any account. i Hay June Fair, Thursday.—Very few cate 1 were on offer. and recent prices were well tained. No sheep a few pigs with prices COL siderably lower.
CEFN COED. The Cemetery. Considerable has been occasioned by the announcement that the Merthyr Corporation intended taking over all graves in the Cefn Coed cemetery that ha not been purchased outright and in which nl1. burials had taken place for the past twen^! years. Mr James Davies, Cefn Coed, brougb the matter before the local Board of Guardi^ who petioned the Corporation to suspend actio until after the war, pointing out that gr83t hardship and injustice would result to those men who are fighting for their country if they were to be deprived of an opportunity to pl1f' chase graves in which parents or relatives were interred. As a result of antagonism, the Corporation have now agreed to adopt tbØ suggestion of the Guardians and defer the matter until after the, war.
LLANGORSE. Promotion. Sergt. W. J. Beedle Price, Fairview, who is on active service with the Canadian Scottish in France, has been promote to medical sergeant at the Canadian Av^ Headquarters. c Visitors and Fishiiig.-Tliere are gever!lol, keen sportsmen residing in the neighbourhood Among them are Dr. Redwood, of Rhymns). and some friends, who are staying at the R~, Lion Hotel. We are glad to hear that some oI our recent visitors have appreciated a holid'v. at Llangorse and that they had some good si" on the lake. The followiug paragraph waS seen in the Newport Argus" i-ecoiltli- The fishing at Llangorse this season has beea the best for some years past, and Xewpor fishermen who have been there have had SO'lle excellent sport. Amongst them has bee» O Walter J. Dix, who, during a fourteen c$p holiday there, secured 114 pike." Just the same time Mr Brockington, who was at Fairview, also caught an unusually number^ and it may be mentioned that oll?.i:e our own ardent little fishermen, Master Jenkins, aged 12, caught nine pike one e^eDl1' after" school hours. -New "Vicar Appointed.—The Bishop °^' David's has appointed the Rev. Jason Thon1^' B.A., Carisbrooke, Isle-of-Wight. to benefice of Llangorse, in place of the Rev- Marsden Jones, wTho has left the neighbourly The Late Mr. T. Price.—We regret to rec £ >r,, the death of Mr T. Price, ,V oodlands, [ Aberhondda, Porth, which took place at the, residence o" his uncle and aunt, Mr and.Mrs r' R. Jones, Tymawr. Mr Price, who was in 28th year, had been failing in health January last. A week prior to his death K came on a visit to Llangorse hoping to belle by the change, but he grew rapidly worse s1' suddenly passed away on Saturday aftern^ Deceased, who was engaged in office work in Lewis Merthyr collieries, leaves a wife. T funeral will take place at Trealaw cemetef. to-day (Thursday). Killed in Action.—News came to hand !a" week that Pte. Ivor Francis, Cui. Llangof^' I and son of Mr and Mrs Francis. Tyliyfj Crickhowell, has been killed in action. Ilia wallet was returned with information from b officer stating that he died instantaneously 0 May 30th as the result of severe wounds Pte. Francis, who was quite a young soldier. was engaged in the Machine Gun Sectlo S.W.B., and had been on active service I France for nearly 21 yerrs.. Some time ,1g while home on leave, he was presented with ø wallet by the parishioners of Llangorse at O!le of their local gatherings. He leaves a wid°^ and one child. Mrs Francis is a daughter 0 Mr and Mrs Williams, Cockett.
PENYBONT. Farmers' Union.—A very successful meeti^ of the local branch of the Farmers' Union held at the Severn Hotel on Monday e-ellilll Mr James Hamer in the chair. Mr W. Willut1^ the newly appointed secretary of the Bleco and Radnor Farmers' Union, attended delivered an address showing the need of uni;et aciion by farmers. The question oi a gradi^' station at Penybont and the appoiutment farmer-grader was discussed, and several Ile" members were enrolled.
Swansea for a Holiday, ct. :.&.1.\) tY t War conditions make it difficult for IJ11 people to go far afield for a holiday or a restfD change. Swansea has special advantages offer to a large part of Breconshire under circumstances—easty of access, a big cominei'c*j centre in itself, and'with bracing air, beaut11 coast line, and excellent bathing close at The authorities there evidently know í1 season when to take." They have issue ot capital illustrated guide and a useful lisf apartments, for which application should made to the Information and Publicity partment, 4. Prospect place, Swansea. -j •!
.( Personal.—Capt. W. C. Inglis, of the Head- quarters Staff of the Canadian Forces, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Builth Rural District Council.—At the last meeting of the Council, Mr. T. Pugh presiding, the Medical Officer (Dr. Black Jones) reported five cases of diphtheria in the district, and suggested that the Council should join with other Councils in the provision of a small isolation hospital. The meeting approved the idea, as one to be carried out when circumstances permitted. Women's Institute.—The president (Mrs. Aubrey Thomas) presided over the monthly meeting of the Builth Wells Women's Institute held at the Church Hall, and there was a fair attendance. Mr. RogeIftilliams gave a short history of some of the old industries of Brecon- shire, and suggested that gangs of women could be placed in different centres convenient for despatch to farms where their help in milking ewes for cheese making would be required. Raid on a Tennis Pavilion.—At a Children's Court on Monday, Maggie Pugh, aged 11 years, of 22, Oaklands, was charged with stealing china ware to the value of 7s. (id. from the county lawn tennis pavilion at Builth Wells, and her mother, Alice Pu was charged with receiving the same knowing it to be stolen.— Mr C. W. Woosnam, secretary of the County Lawn Tennis Club, stated that the pavilion had been locked up since the outbreak of the war. The property produced belonged to the Club and was kept in a box in the pavilion.— JP-& Davjes stated that on the 4th May he visited the" pavilion and saw that it had beeti 1 broken into and a' good deal of damage done. On making enquiries he found that a lot of children had been seen in the building the previous week. He went to- Oaklands and Maggie Pugh made a statement to the effect that she took J:he things from the pavilion some day in the previous week. and that another girl wli6 was with her took a small basin. The girl also said that she told her mother that she got the things from Mrs Bradley. Her mother was ill in bed at the time and told her to put them in a cupboard. Witness asked Mrs Pugh if her daughter had been given any money to buy the things from Mrs Bradley "and she replied No," and produced the missing pro- perty from the cupboard. She also made a statement confirming her daughter's story and asserting that she believed it.—Maggie Pugh pleaded guilty, but her mother maintained that she did not know that the articles had been stolen.—The charge against Mrs Pugh was dismissed and the child was bound over for six months to be of good behaviour. New Surveyor.—At an adjourned meeting of Colwyn Rural District Council, on Monday, Mr H. Evan-Thomas presiding, thel applications of Mr J. W. Sheen, Colwyn, Mr Powell, Pentre, Howey, and Mr W. A. Weale, late of Bryncrach, Hundred House, for the post of road surveyor, were further considered and the candidates were interviewed. Eventually Mr Weale was appointed. Death of Mr J. W. Evans.—The death is an- nounced of Mr J. W. Evans, of Bridge street, Franlcsbridge. For over 25 years Mr Evans had been surveyor to the Colwyn Rural District Council and registrar of births and deaths for the same area, and was a most efficient officer. Recently he had resigned these offices owing to ill-health. He was also a deacon of Franks- bridge Baptist Church and superintendent of the Sunday School. The funeral took place at Franksbridge on Tuesday. r