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j DROWNED NEAR BRECON. I Sad End to Servants' Bathing Party. A sad bathing fatality occurred in the River Usk, near Brecon, on Thursday last. About six o'clock in the evening three of the maids at Peterstone Court went to bathe in the river, which runs close to the house. Neither could swim, but they selected a shallow spot. After being in the water for about 15 minutes, they walked along the river towards the suspension bridge. Two of them, Miss Alberta Tanner and Miss Mary Terheege, were hand-in-hand, and coming to a deep pool, of the depth of which they were evidently not aware, suddenly found themselves in difficulties and cried out for help. Miss Bessie Williams, the other maid, who was wading nearer the bank in shallow water, pluckily went to their assistance and with great presence of mind obtained a bough of a tree which was near by and threw it to the girls. With this she succeeded in getting Miss Terheege out of the water, but Miss Tanner by this time had disappeared. In the meantime Miss Walters, another maid, who happened to be on the bank, ran for assistance to the house. Mr. Alfred Jones (chauffeur), as soon as he heard of the mishap, immediately ran to the river and recovered the body and tried artificial respiration for half-an-hour, but without result. Deceased, who was a parlour- maid at Peterstone, was 30 years of age and came from the London district. THE INQUEST. The inquest was held by Dr. W. R. Jones (coroner) at Peterstone Court on Saturday evening, Rev. H. J. MeClellan being foreman of the jury. Evidence of identification was given by Mrs. Emily Dean, Barry Dock, sister of the deceased. Miss Williams said on Thursday evening about O-30 deceased. Mary Terheege and her- self went down to the river to bathe. Miss Walters followed, but did not intend bathing. They first went into the water some distance above the bridge and stayed there about 15 minutes. Neither could swim. Deceased and Terheege then suggested walking along the river until they got to the bridge. Tanner and witness were together, but Terheege went to the opposite side of the river and walked alone. I Itimately Tanner crossed over to join Terheege and both of them walked hand- in-hand. The water was then up to their waists. Witness did not follow them, but made her way to the bank. The next thing she heard were cries for help from both and on looking round she saw them up to their chins in the water. She immediately tried to get to them, but found it too deep. She shouted and Miss Walters, who was on the bank, ran for help. Witness saw Terheege disappear under the water and appear again. She then got a 1 bough of a tree and threw it towards Terheege. at the same time shouting to deceased to come towards Mary." Tanner, however, could make JI0 effort. After a lot of struggling she got Terheege to the bank. The Coroner I think you did your duty remarkably well. and there is no doubt you ran considerable risk yourself in doing this. < The jury expressed their concurrence with the Coroner's remark. Miss Walters said she told the .girls when they started not to go too deep. She was just going home when she heard the cries for help, and she ran towards the house to get assistance. Alfred Jones (chauffeur and mechanic) said I he was fetched from his cottage by the head housemaid. When he got to the river he could I only see a bathing cap floating on the surface. By getting on the bridge* he saw deceased's j body in the pool.'which was about ten feet deep. It was floating below the surface. He entered the water and recovered the body and tried artificial respiration for half-an-hour, but with- out eiiect. In his opinion life was extinct when he reached the body. when he reached the body. The Coroner I am glad you tried artificial I respiration. I compliment you on your promptness, and commend you very much-for I what you did. Dr. Rees gave evidence that the cause of death was drowning. The Coroner said he did not propose calling I Mary Terheege unless the jury wished. She I was very depressed and. suffering from the effects of her experience. He did not think she could add much more to what had been said, and they did not want to add more dis- tress where < there was plenty already. '(Hear, I hear). They had been fortunate in having I good witnesses, who had brought out the facts I plainly, and there was no need for him to make any remarks, except to say they all deeply de- plored an accident of that kind. The girls in- curred a very great danger, especially when neither could swim, and there was no doubt they found themselves on the shifting sand, and II got out of their depth quite unawares. JURY'S COMMENDATION. The jury immediately returned a verdict of I accidental death, and strongly commended Miss Williams for her pluck and resource in rescuing Miss Terheege, and for the efforts she made to I save deceased's life. They asked the Coroner I to bring her action to the notice of the Royal Humane Society. The jury also expressed i sympathy with the relatives of the deceased aii(,l i with the family and household at Peterstone il Court, and returned their fees to the deceased's mother. I The Coroner, addressing Miss Williams, con- veyed to her the jury's expression, and added that in his opinion she acted with great presence of mind. We all think," he said, that you could not have done better or more efficiently. You considerably risked your own I life, and by your action you saved the life of another. I will, as directed by the jury, bring vonr conduct to the notice of the Royal Humane Society." Humane Society." The Coroner also thanked Mr H. E. Gray 'j (who was present) for allowing them to hold the inquiry at Peterstone Court, and in placing at their disposal all facilities for the purpose. Miss Bessie Williams is the daughter of Mr Miss Bessie Williams is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Williams, Talbot Terrace, I Newmarch Street. Llanfaes. Brecon. j.
POULTRY KEEPING. A PROFITABLE HOBBY. BY 11 UTILITY." WHAT PROFITS DO YOU MAKE? It is a great mistake to let year by year go I by without knowing how much your fowls cost you, and how much they give in return. The poultry-keeper with only a few fowls should keep strict account of every penny he spends and every penny he earns in eggs or birds. Very soon now it will be a good time to make a reckoning, for most birds will begin to moult. It. is only by keeping accounts that we shall get rid of that sweeping statement one so often hears—that there is no money to be made out of fowls. Even now, with food so I dear, taking the year all round, it will gene- rally be found, if care is taken of the birds, that there is a nice little profit even from half a dozen hens. Besides, it is only by keeping accounts that one learns where the money goes and which hens are most remunerative. A carefully-kept account will show whether there are any directions in which it would be wise to extend operations, and whether economy is needed in any particular item or method. Get a large book, and enter up day by day on one side the number of eggs laid and those that have been sold, and keep a record of any others sold alive or otherwise disposed of. On the other side every item of expense must be entered. The stock shcmld be valued at the commencement of the year, and again at the end of the half-year. Stock should then be taken again, and thus, by entering up all the outgoings and all the incomings, it will be easy to see whether profit has been made or a loss. Some allowance must, of course, be made for the cost of the ktbour where em- ployed, and a rent, if only a nominal amount, should be charged. This, on farms, can, how- ever, be set off by the value of the manure. Besides keeping accounts, it Is a good plan also to keep a diary of events, such as the results of hatching in particular months, the state of the weather at the time, comments on the results obtained from, different breeds or types of poultry, observations on the market price of eggs and table fowl, and so on, so that these can be compared year by year. A GOOD WHITE BREED. White varieties are now as popular as they were once .unpopular. This is chiefly because in the past few ye'ars some of them have proved of wonderful excellence as layers. The White Plymouth Rook is fast becoming a favourite with breeders, and in some cases is preferred to the long famous Barred Rock. In America it has long enjoyed a high repu- tation as a fine egg-layer, and a bird of ex- ceptional hardihood. Such useful qualities cannot fail to interest- a large section of British breeders. 11 The birds are of the heavy tVDe. and if hatched early enough in the year," "the pullets make steady and abundant winter layers of good-sized, brown-tinted eggs. The hens are close sitters and ready brooders. The chickens WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCKS. I I are very easy to rear, and though they may be a little slow at first, they are .among the most I rapid to reach maturity. The skin and shanks are yell aw, which classes them at only second I rate as table birds.. Yet for other buyers, the births sell well, the flesh being nicely distri- buted and tender and juicy. The bjrds are large and well developed, the cocks weighing up to 121b. The wings are small, the thighs short, and the shanks of moderate length and unfeathered. The origin of tlie Rocks is v<*ry doubtful, but it is believed that the White originated from Monmouth. Maine, U.S.A., in sports from the barred type. The two varieties are similar, except, of course, in colour, this breed being a pure white with yellow legs. RATIONS FOR POULTRY. At last poultry are to be included with the rest of the li, stoek in being rationed, and 50,000 tons of poultry food are to be set aside by the Ministry of Food for the maintenance of the best breeds of" poultry for utility pur- poses. Feeding-stuff Committees are already in existence, and shortly Poultry Sub-Com- mittees are to be formed, and these togeti er will deal with the rationing system. The special ration consists of 4oz. of food a day, but to be able to obtain this poultry must come within two grades with certain restric- tions. These restrictions state that fowls must be utility stock for egg production or for breeding; they must be pure bred, the stan- dard of health of the flocks must be high; and that these conditions have been in existence for two years. Further, the owner of the stock must give an undertaking, that he i ready to supply to the public day-old chicks, eggs for hatching, and older stock at a cost no greater than his 1917 charges, and selective breeding of hens and cocks must (for the poultry to be included in the first grade) have been carried out. Poultry owners who require this ration must make application to the Secretary of the Poultry Committee in their own area, and supplies will be distributed through the re- tailer nominated in the application form* No mention has as yet been made of the thousands of poultry tha' fall without tl esi- restrictions: the cross-breeds, the mongrels of the farm labourer's wife, who depends upon them for a part of her food and for the little bit of extra money she obtains bv selling the esgs. No mention also is made of the poultry- keeper who started to keep poultry last year at the urgent appeal of the Ministry of Food, and nothing is said about the nondescript turkeys, geese, and ducks that exist, all over the country and are of real valne to their owners.. Possibly all these matters, though.
ECY TOWER FETE. Another Great Success. Miss Bevan aud her helpers were fortunate in having a perfect evening for the second garden fete and gift sale at Ely Tower, in aid of the Prisoners of War and British Red Cross Funds but they deserved their good luck, for they worked very hard, and with excellent judgment. One could hardly have dared hope, however, that the financial result would be so splendid as it proved. The first Ely Tower war fund fete, held last July, was a striking novelty and though there were some changes in the attractions this year, the main conditions were necessarily the same. To pass last year's fine total of receipts by nearly a third,—which is what actually happened-must therefore be regarded as an extraordinary triumph, on which Miss Bevan and those who worked with her, and the local public who responded so freely to the call for help for two noble causes, must be alike congratulated. Over 1.000 people paid for admission at the gates, and about 1,400 tickets were sold beforehand, figures which prove a record attendance for any gathering of the kind at Brecon. War circumstances prevent any attempt at full notice of the various attractions, but some words of praise must be allowed to the band of the Depot South Wales Borderers. Ably con- ducted by Mr Fenner. L.R.A.M., the band played skilfully and without stint for hours and perhaps without hardly realising it, the crowds of people who thronged the banks and gardens till ten o'clock owed much of their pleasure to the music. Following is a list of the stallholders and assistants :— Fancy Stall.—Mrs Molyneux Thomas, Mrs Chambers, Hon. Mrs Hare-Ruthven, Mrs Jones, Mrs Webb, Mrs Orton, Mrs Gwillim, Miss D. Wilcox. Miss Davies, Miss Gibson. Doll Stall.—Miss Downes, Miss. G. Morris. Miss Hedger. Miss B. Meredith, Miss Rachel Jones-Powell. Pound Stall.—Miss Williams, Mrs Tudor, Mrs Rosser, Mrs Borrows. Misses Williams, Miss Davies, Miss Griffiths, Miss Scott, Miss Alway. Miscellaneous Food Stall.—Mrs Rennie- Brewer, Miss Burnett. Miss Rennie-Brewer, Miss Murray. Fruit and Egg Stall.—Mrs Valentine Rees, Miss Probert, Miss Butcher, Miss Heins. Vegetable Stall.—Mrs Quarrell. Miss Cole- Hamilton, Miss S. Morgan. Flower Stall.—Mrs T. P. Thomas, Mrs Muk. Miss Bond, Miss Stubbs, Misses Lewis Price. Miss M. Cole-Hamilton. China and Glass Stall.—Mrs T. Griffith Jones, Mrs Jenkins, the Misses Williams, the Misses Jenkins. Miss Fisher. Miss A. Powell. White Elephant Stall.—Mrs R. J. Powell, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Corbett, the Misses Davies, Miss Vaughan, Miss Elston. Pincushion and Bag Stall.—Mrs Jno. Meredith, Mrs Thomas. Miss Garlick, Miss Dowdall. Miss Brazier. Owl Pincushion Stall.—Miss Lucy Bowen, Miss Powell, Miss Morgan. Gifts for Soldiers Stall.—Mrs Jones-Parry, Mrs Large, Mrs Jones-Powell, Mrs Flower, Miss M. Jones. Miss D. Price, Miss Joseph, Miss Watson. Pocket-handkerchief and Postcard Stall.— Mrs Stanton, Miss Park-Brown, Miss Wright, Miss Shapland. Miss Pritchard, Miss 0. Powell. Fairy Post Office.—Miss Davies, Mrs Smith, Mrs Wise, Mrs Vaughan, Miss M. Stubbs, Miss Bennett, Miss W. Price, Miss Jones, Miss G. Marshall. Refreshment Stall.—Mr and Mrs Smith, Mrs Vaughan, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Bufton, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Powell. Mrs West, Mrs Ball. Mrs Combe. Fish Pond.—Miss Willis, Miss Corbett, Miss Isaac, Miss Maund, Miss Hughes. A good trade was done by the following young people who carried round trays of button-holes and other articles :-Miss Molyneux Thomas, Master deWinton, Miss M. K. Jones-Powell, Miss J. Thomas, Miss Meredith. Master R. Price, the Misses Jones, Miss Wilding, the Misses Isaac. Miss Smith. the Misses Simon. Invaluable work was done by Miss Kathleen Willi ams. High street, who undertook the I organisation of the selling of tickets, which was carried out most efficiently by 30 ladies. The lamb given by Mr W. J. Price, Upper Pontwillim, for the weight judging com- petition. added over f4 to the funds. It was "on the small side" and deceived some of the knowing ones who went by the law of'aver- ages. The prize-winners in this competition were :—Equal 1 striving the exact weight. 5 lbs), Miss E. Lewis and Mr W. T. Rees Miss F. Casson, 51Ubs. ooz.: Mr Fenner. Mr W. T. House, Miss AT. Jones, 4 Mr Gwillim, Mr Danner. Mr Darcy. Mr Pattinson. Mrs- Cripps. GOlbs. Pte. Egras, 591bs. Here it may be as well to mention that Mr. Price made a good sum by an auction sale of surplus goods at the close of the evening. The services of china offered in the draw conducted by Mrs. T. Griffith Jones were won as follows :-lst. Mrs. Hore-Ruthven 2nd, Miss Rudge. Pendre 3rd, Miss Dorothy Tindall. The winners in Mrs. Wilson's "Five Senses" competition were Equal 1st. Mrs. Grant, County Hall, and Mrs. Jones. n. Church street, Llanfaes 2. Miss Grant. County Hall. The gramaphone given by Lieut. Percy Hughes was won by Mr. Maybery Best. There were many other competitions equally '<t
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A WELL CUT AND MADE BREECHES IS A NECESSITY. I ) Write for Pattern0. Pot t free. I II MODERATE CHARGER. II BREECHES MAKING IS AN ART. We Make a Speciality of These. GARMENTS all Cut and Made on the Premises. Only Experienced Workmen Kept. > MORGAN & LEWIS, Tailors, Brecon.
OES5MAKINû AT HOME. BY SYLVIA. A GRACEFUL maternity gown. Ih nough this design is so particularly well it to the needs of the expectant mother, i ls a model that can be worn with equaJ tnlngness by the maid as well as the tI, tOn for whom it is intended. The cross- ly bodice adapts itself to the changing pro- *ftb/°ns fi§ure with the minimum of > and the alteration of only one a^T^ing. The arinholes are loose and wide— a*,1* is intenA'd to be worn over a pimply-made of loosely-fitting blouse of voile, georgette, id other suitable material, so it is an niodel for comfort and simplicity. lj„i,le. materials for the gown itself should be tj^1 in weight, not only for ease, but to suit u^^raped style which is the charm of this Cut Out. tl Place the line of the front of the bodice to i e selvedges of the material, folded as when The centre back goes to the fold, also e,e fent.re front o/ the skirt, whilst the front ges of the side-gores should be placed to I Pattern No. 2,2 I I. rhe young ex- Octant mother .1 find this J"S)§n an ideal Otte for comfort, and a most acci"ii] one for afternoon gown. tt will take bout 4yds. of Rouble-width ^ds, and liyd. 0r the blouse. ffr Se^vedges. As to the blouse, the centre and back are placed to the fold of the tial chosen for this, the fastening being g0r. -Sed at the side of the armhole, with a "nde wrap-over, as this is more con- than the back-fastening, which, how- sÍe r, can be arranged if preferred. The fOl e.. es should be placed lengthways on the ded material. akt: Up. Vhen ready, join the bodice together at the |^u!der-seams. neat-en, open, and press; then in and neaten the front and back of neck, the armholes, by ribbon and binding, to (i,r'h it is stitched, in a line carried across e shoulder of back and front. ^ow join the under-arm seams, neaten, ?Pen. and press, allowing very good turnings Ji^e so that they can be let out if needed. wa°k together the seams of the skirt as the Relies indicate, stitch and make the placket Un side where the bodice fastens. Turn £ and finish off the hem of lower edge, which 1.¡ld have extra good turnings so as to it somewhat. the back of bodice and 'skirt to- f ,6r—>)v a narrow band—as far as the the fronts of the skirt being secured £ ° a narrow elastic band, Avhilst the corre- J,.t0l)^ng oai'i of the blouse is neatened and th" loose: "0 that it can be arranged to suit 1i\ ::han;in<; proportions of the figure. The 6; point" of the blouse is gathered and II; "¡'i:;d (,)ff bN- means of a rosette of the lI/henal, and 'fast-ned to the skirt by means Oh a Press-stud. Lastly, make the blouse, sew the buttons as in the sketch, and finish off. \j-ITTLE BOY'S SUIT. lit tie summer suit is very easily made, jj, excellent pattern for the utilisation of r, 0' lengths, or "the best pieces of garments Um»er wearable by the grown-ups, as the Jokers and blouse are of different material. 0 Cut Out. (lrtlaC'e' the sides of the lmicks to the selv- ()!f'" "lloNving very good turnings, and mice ,j ^hnlk-mark round very carefully, not for- the" flies" for the front opening. U'nusp. which has the box-pleat cut in 0 with tlie left front., should have this edge Pattern No. 3,212. Here is a pattctll for the busy and thrifty mother, as the suit is an easy one to make, and suitable for short lengths and edd pieces. It is intended for a boy of four to six years of I age, and will take half a yard of 44-inch goods for the knickers, and one yard of 36-inch ditto for the blouse. )r't!Ced to the selvedges and the centre-back the fold The sleeves are arranged in the J'" way, and qtmJ turnings should^ be 'Owed when cutting out, after the outiir.es -•ve trR d or chalk-marked round very apetal!v. 0» e -p. ?Q^aving cut out, tack corner-pieces to the ^t;i-part. finish off the fronts with fly and Q/"aP; then stitch the side-seams together. and press, make and sew in the pockets. hlol:°h the upper and lower leg-seams together. open and press, finish off knee and saist-pr,vt. and fasten off firmly where neees- '■■■, after which press all seams and edges well. K,- or the blouse, first fold and press the box- Ke,at of the left front, and make the hem oi front for the button-stand. Make and Uch on the pocket, join at the shoulder and
BRECON RURAL TRIBUNAL. Interesting Discussion ot Water Bailiff's Case. Friday.—Mr Jenkin Williams (chairman) presiding. Sylvanus Rees (44), grade 2. bookseller and sewing machine agent, Talybont and Brecon, applied for exemption. In addition to his business Mr Rees said he was the horticultural representative for the Talybont district. Capt. Wilson. X.S. representative said he would not object to exemption if applicant took up work of national importance. The Tribunal directed applicant to enrol as a War Agricultural Volunteer. Frederick Williams (40). grade 2, tyler and plasterer. Talybont, said he was engaged in repairing roofs of agricultural buildings. Capt. Wilson remarked that he did not think the man was pulling his weight." Mr J. L. Davies (Board of Agriculture) said it was important work for the farmers. Capt. Wilson I don't think this case comes within your scope. Mr Davies. Mr Davies I think it does he is a very useful man to the farmers. Mr Evan Jones, concurred, remarking that it was .no good ingathering the corn if it was was allowed to rot. Applicant was told to volunteer for agri- I cultural work. The application of Walter James Hill, gardener, Llandefaelog House, grade 1, was refused. Three months" exemption was granted to Joseph Amos (41), grade 1, roadman, Pontfaen, on the application of Mr Wm. Williams, highway surveyor. Mr Horace Lyne. solicitor, Newport (clerk to the I'sk Board of Conservators) supported the application of John Brace, head water bailiff, 45 years of age, grade 2. Mr Lyne said that -with the exception of four men all their original staff of bailiffs had joined up. He knew there were many people who said the c-ountrv would be none the worse if they did without fishing altogether, since, as they said, u I fishing was the privilege of the rich. If it were a question of privilege or pastime of the rich he would have nothing to say. but if they put an end to fishing they would be doing serious harm to the district. Fishing brought in money and food, and at the present time they had got instances of other rivers being kept up for fishing. On the lower parts of the Usk there were a large number of working men dependent upon fishing for their livelihood. If the river was not preserved it would be a serious thing for the district and the public generally. The Chairman Could you tell us the approximate weight of fish produced in your district. LIN-tie I could not give it in the whole area. The Chairman From the district, then we could judge whether this man is doing work of national importance in the present crisis. Mr Lyne said the Board had returns but they were only made up at the end of the season. He could give them the number of salmon, but not the number or the weight of the trout. There was no such thing in England as the weight of trout taken. Replying to other questions Mr Lyne said if fishing was allowed to go valuable house property along the banks of the river would depreciate in value. The Chairman What is the assessable value of the water,, ? Mr Lyne Roughly about Y,3,000 and the amount of rate is about 3s. (id. in the £ The Chairman It is not a big item. Mr Lyne It is a big item to people who have got property and cannot let it if they have not got the fishing. You must remember that upon the spawning beds of this district depends the fishing lower down. Replying to Captain Wilson Mr Lyne said the fish down the river were taken in nets and sold. Parliament had recognised that fishing was an industry that must be encouraged. Mr Tom Morgan As far as this river is concerned is it not nothing less but" .sport Mr Lyne- If it were nothing more than sport I should not be here, anymore than I should be appealing for a gamekeeper. Mr Lyne handed in a letter from the Chief Constable to the effect that Brace was also rendering very valuable services as a special constable in the district of Sennybridge. After a private consultation the. Tribunal decided to dismiss the application. Rev. T. Griffiths (to Mr. Lyne) You have done your part remarkably well. (Laughter). Mr Lyne Thank you. I- hope it is not over yet. I only wish the war was over. An application by Mr E. C. Maurice, Buekland. for the exemption of a gardener was considered and the man was referred to the Agricultural Committee for volunteer agricul- tural work.
Breconshire Lighting Times. Light up. Subdue. July 11 10,11 11.30 12 U.2H 13 U.r) 11.2S „ 14 !).57 11.27 Hoi; 1 1.2(5 1 i i 11.2o 17 4 11.24 IS \J,r);) 11.23
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THE QUINTAIN. When England was Merrie England tilt- ing at the quintain was a popular sport. A relic of this ancient game in the shape of a quintain post forms a wayside curiosity on the village grc n at Offham, near Maidstone. The post is keot in repair by the Lord of the Manor, and when necessary a new one is erected. The quaintaln player, who carried a Innce and was mounted on horseback, rode at full tilt at the post, aiming with his weapor at the broad end of tHe pivoted crossbar. At the other end of the bar was a sack filled with sawdust, which swung round when the lance struck the arm. and unless the plaver was very "slippy" it, hit him on the back of the head, to the amusement of the onlookers.
will oe clearer! up in time, but at present "the n certainly leaves out the majority of birds kept in the country. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. P. ickynrdor.—Chicks Weak rx Legs. —Chicks should not. be put. in a house where j',p floor is of wood or other hard material. Ivirtii or grass arc the best floorings for young ): ,.(1, so that their legs can develop properly. Gi e as much milk as you can spare, and feed on oatmeal with other foods. Do not let the !r.'7s out in the cold wet srass and add a little sulphate of iron to the drinking water.
successful. We hope those interested will regard the foregoing list as typical and not exclusive. Mr. E. J. Lewis, High street, again under- took the whole work of decoration of the grounds, and this was most effective. Mr. W. Smith, the Watton, did very valu- able work in the erection of stalls and Mr J. Hando rendered help in various ways. Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Morgan received parcels at the small gate, and the Girl Guides, undar the command of Captain Gane. dis- tributed them to the proper stalls. Miss Downes and Miss K. Williams were the receivers at the main entrance gates and they had members of the Church Lads' Brigade to convoy the imports to port." Mr J. P. Jones-Powell, as last year, was an enthusiastic treasurer, and Mr Thos. Jones again did good service in marshalling the admission force. It was as noteworthy this year as last that the daring conception of the fete was one of the principal causes of its success. People gave and paid with cheerful abandon, and when the final cast of receipts was made it worked out at £ 293 7s. lOd. The Bishop of Swansea, as a matter of course, was an admiring observer and victim of the proceedings at his sister's residence. His lordship has a reputation as a successful organiser of schemes depending on the support of the public probably he would admit at once, if asked, that the ladies have little to learn from his experience, and that, at any rate as financiers, they have earned the right to the vote which the war has brought them.
uaUer-avm •se-.nns, neaten and press; tnen make and sew on the collar, nd hem thE lower < • for tl'-e elastic to be run through after having made the buttonholes and sewn oi; the btiUons of the front. Lastly, moke the sleeves, arrange in the armholes. stitch in firmly; and oversew neatly, \li the whole can be pressed and finished off.