Bwlchsarnau Funeral. I THE LATE MR. J. W. PRYCE. I The funeral of the late Mr John Walter Pryce, of Tynberth, Abbey-Cwm-hir, youngest son of Mr, Richard Price, took place on Thursday at the Bwlchsarnau Chapel. Deceased passed away at the Llandrindod Wells Cottage Hospital on the previous Saturday afternoon, having been in the hospital only a week. He had been ill for some time, but death occurred rather unexpectedly, and has caused much grief and sympathy amongst his many friends. A service was conducted at- the hospital by the Rev. James Jones, B.Sc. (Baptist minister), after which the body was conveyed to Bwlchsarnau chapel, where another service was conducted by the Rev. W. E. Harris (minister) and the Rev. loan Thomas, of Dolau, who both officiated at the graveside. The hymns, "Oh, God our help in ages past," and "There's a land that is fairer than day," were sung, under the leader- ship of Mr Price (Bwlchsarnau). During the ser- vice, the Rev. W. E. Harris spoke in eulogistic terms of the gentle conduct and modesty of the deceased, and said that he was a. good example to other young men. He greatly sympathised with the family for the loss they sustained. After the service, tea was partaken of in the chapel vestry, haying been provided by Mr and Mrs Hamer (Es- kair-fawr) and friends. The chief mourners were Mr Richard Price, senr., Mr Edwin Pryce, Mr Maurice Pryce, Mr Arthur Price and Mr Evan Pryce- (brothers), Mrs Thomas (Trevel), Mrs Griffiths (Rock House, Llangunllo), Misses Alice Pryce and Fanny Pryce (sisters), Mr Thomas (Tre- vel) and Mr Griffith#; Rock House (brothers-in- law), Mrs Pryce, Norton (sister-in-law), Mrs Ar- thur Pryce (sister-in-law), and Mr Pryce, Red House, Forden (half-brother). Amongst the large crowd of sympathisers present were Mr Pryce, Alltllwyd, and Mr Thomas Price, Cellws, Llan- drindod Wells. The bearers were Mr Richard Pryce (Norton), Mr Thomas (Trevel), Mr John Lewis (Troedrhywfelm), Mr John Hamer (Eskair- fach) Mr Jonathan Pugh (Brondrefawr), and Mr John Griffiths (Defanor). Wreaths were sent by the familv. The coffin, hearse, mourning, and all the funeral arrangements were carried out by the Central Wales Emporium, Ltd who were per- sonally represented by Mr W. Thomas. The familv at Tynvbcrth wish to thank sym- pathising friends for their many kind expressions of sympathy, and for all ready help rendered in their great bereavement. rl98
I I R.A.M .C. AT PLAY. I FOOTBALL AT BUILTH WELLS. On Saturday afternoon G Company of the R.A.M.C., now billeted at Llandrindod Wells, played a football match with the Builth Wells players at Builth. The game was played on the Gro Park. A collection was made for the "Red Cross." Mr J. G. Eadie refereed. In the first half the visitors played up the gradient and had the sun in their faces. They succeeded in netting the ball twice in the first half whilst Builth Wells only found the net once. In the second half the visitors pressed hard. Result. R.A.M.C. 3 1 Builth Wells 2 V
I Workhouse Matting. I RHJWADER GUARDIANS' ECONOMY. I BELGIAN REFUGEES. I Rhayader guardians, on Wednesday, was pre- sided over by Mr D. C. Davies (chairman.) There were also present Messrs. Edward Price, E. M. Jones, J. Jones, Wm. Evans, Thomas Hamer, j Thos. Stephens, Thos. Davies, J. Evans, Dd. Mills, Evan Morgan, Evan Price, B. P. Lewis and E. D. Prothero (clerk.) I The chairman stated that the committee visited Brecon and Radnor Asylum, Talgarth, the previous Tuesday week. Mr Chas. M. Binyon (Llandrindod Wells), lion. organiser of the Llandrindod Wells Belgian Relief Committee, wrote to the effect that his committee had been asked to pay rates on the Liberal Club there, where the Belgian refugees were staying, and wished to know if the board would be good enough to remit the amount of poor-rate included I in the rates now levied. The chairman said he did not agree to grant the above application. He had noticed that the Brecon Board had remitted rates on houses in Brecon now occupied by Belgian refugees. Llahdrindod Wells Urban Council had, at present, refused to remit rates, in respect to these houses. If the poor rate were heavy, they might be able to manage it-but it was not. They would also like to see what steps the County Council would take in the matter. Mr B. P. Lewis said that, as Llandrindod Wells Urban Council had not done so, he did not see why they should He proposed that the question be deferred in order to see how Llandrindod would r act. This course was adopted. I The visiting committee recommended-that new cocoanut matting should be purchased for the din- ing-room at the "house," and that the walls of the men's day-ward should be coloured. Mr Evan Morgan thought the matting, in use now, would be all right, if repaired. Mr Ed. Price remarked that the master and matron asked the committee to supply them with a new one, as the present matting was worn out. He moved the adoption of the report. Mr B. P. Lewis, in seconding, said the master and matron pointed out to them that someone might be tripped when walking over it. Mr Mor- ,? an should have visited the Z I gan should have visited the "house" with the com- mittee. Mr Evan Morgan remarked that, if 6 inches were taken off each end of the present cocoanut matting, it would be as good as new. He did not see the force or necessity of taking away good stuff. The chairman asked the master if the cocoanut ii-iatting for the dining room, recommended by the visiting committee, were required. Replying the master pointed out that the pres- ent one was worn at both ends, and had been in use about 2 years. Mr Evan Morgan thought that if six inches were taken off the ends, the matting would last another two years. He proposed, as an amendment, that it be repaired. Mr E. M. Jones seconded. Six voted for the amendment and four for the adoption of the report. The master reported that 39 vagrants were re- lieved during the past fortnight, as compared with 84 over the corresponding period in 1914, showing a decrease of 45. Miss Venables kindly gave her annual tea to the inmates on the 8th inst. She also presented to the men, tobacco, tea, sugar, handkerchiefs, oranges and sweets; to the women, tea, sugar, handker- chiefs, oranges and sweets; and to the children, chocolate, oranges, sweets and toys. The chairman proposed that the clerk be directed to write Miss Venables cordially thanking her for her kindness in giving the treat to the in- mates of the "house." He was sorry not to have been present on this occasion. Mr Ed. Price seconded, and the vote was ac- corded unanimously.
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Radnorshire County Councillors. WORDY DUEL AT MEETING. DEPUTY MEDICAL OFFICER EXPLAINS. At Radnorshire County Council on Friday, a lengthy debate took place with regard to the action of the deputy County Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Harding) in reporting to the military author- ities that there had been an outbreak of mild scar- let fever at Llandrindod Wells. Dr. Harding spoke first for about half-an-hour, directing his speech to a vindication of the action which he had taken, and detailing the grounds which he con- sidered had justified his reporting the matter to the military authorities. He also made a spirited reply to the speech of Mr J. 0. Bufton, at a meeting of the Llandrindod Wells U.D .C. He particularly objected to Mr Bufton's description of his action as "spiteful and indiscreet," and described this as a. mean and cowardly statement for a public man to make. It was mean because the man who made it knew he was not there to answer him, and it was cowardly because the speaker knew he had be- hind him the protection of privilege on account of his position. He (Dr. Harding) asked the Council to say whether he had exceeded his duty as al- leged. He had sat at that council for a number of years. He had said some things which had given offence, but he had always endeavoured to deal fairly and squarely and above-board; but the remarks which had now been levelled at him was not fair criticism. He therefore asked Mr Bufton to withdraw his accusation, or else agree to the L.G.B. being asked to send down an inspector to hold an enquiry as to whether he (Dr. Harding) had or had not exceeded his duty, as a public offi- cial. Mr J. 0. Bufton spoke for half-an-hour in reply. He submitted that Dr. Harding had made a mis- leading speech. When he made his speech at the meeting of the Urban Council, he expressly stated that he would repeat it at the meeting of the C.C. Therefore, his action was neither mean nor coward- ly. He had nothing to withdraw from what he had said. The Public Health and Housing Com- mittee had expressed approval of the action of Dr. Harding on a lengthy statement which he (Mr. Bufton) submitted was full of inaccuracies and un- fair. This document comprised 12 foolscap pages, and it simply set forth one side of the question. He was going to move that the portion of the re- port of the committee dealing with the matter in dispute be deleted. Mr Bufton told how a copy of this document was kept from him and the Llan- drindod Wells U.D.C., and then proceeded to challenge and controvert m'any of the statements contained in it. He assured the Council that the U.D.C. had met the C.C. in every way, and that the scheme for the erection of a new isolation hos- pital was agreed upon long before Dr. Harding took up the position of deputy county M.O.H. He challenged Dr. Harding to produce any instruc- tions from the L.G.B. which would justify the action lie had taken. All the facts were laid before the Commanding Officer and the military author- ities by the M.O.H. for the Urban area (Dr. Murray), and the action of Dr Harding had thrown a doubt upon the veracity and sincerity of a gen- tleman who was held in the highest honour and respect throughout the whole area. However, they now had the troops at Llandrindod Wells, and the military authorities were perfectly satisfied, and the state of the mens' health was excellent. Mr W. Green Price said both gentlemen had done what they conceived to be their duties to their respective authorities, and this was a lot of crying over spilt milk. Mr J. Hamer annealed to both gentlemen to bury the hatchet, and to try to find some way to- wards an amicable settlement. Mr B. P. Lewis took up the same appeal, and said if the matter was referred back, it would be necessary to have a full and detailed statement of the case as it presented itself to the Urban Coun- cil. He was inclined to think that the U.D.C. had been rather lax in providing isolation hospital ac- commodation of a more extended character. Mr Bache spoke very warmly in support of the action of Dr. Harding, and said that in his opin- ion that gentleman had done his duty and bad not exceeded it. Dr. Harding replied to the debate, but the chair- man ruled that Mr Bufton was not entitled to reply. On a division, the report of the committee was approved by 14 votes to 6. Mr Bufton pressea for the letter of Major Delap, the Commanding Officer, to be read, and the council supported this request. Dr. Harding then produced this letter, and read it. Major Delap stated in this letter that the arrange- ments for the isolation of infectious diseases were now satisfactory. Full information regarding the cases of infectious disease was given him before he received the letter of the deputy county medical officer. In addition to the isolation hospital ac- commodation provided by the Urban Authority, the War Office had sent down a portable hut for the use of the members of the R.A.M.C., should there be any infectious cases amongst them.
Rhayader Egg Collection. FOR THE WOUNDED. Rhayader is well to the fore in most matters connected with the war, whether in recruiting or in this deserving work. Practical steps were taken when Mr J. Hamer, the able and indefati- gable secretary of the Fur and Feather Associa- tion, convened the members of the committee on Wednesday night. They met at the Fleece Hotel, with Mr 0. J. R. Owens in the chair. The ques- tion of egg collecting in the district was consider- ed in response received from the headquarters in London. In this communication it was stated that at least 200,000 eggs a week were required, and hoped that Rhayader would throw itself with all its power into the work. The unanimous de- cision of the committee was to heartily comply and forthwith act in the matter. It was decided to open depots, if possible, at Argoed Mill, Llan- wrthwl Post Office, Ysfa School, Elan Valley School, Pantydwr, Newbridge Post Office. St. Harmon School, Bwlchsarnau School, and Nant- mel Post Office, with the head depot at Alma House, Rhayader, whither the eggs will be brought and dispatched in accordance with the orders re- ceived from the War Office, or from the head- quarters of the movement in London. It was also decided to ask all who are not able to send eggs to send subscriptions to the secretary, Mr J. Hamer, Tynewydd, Rhayader. All expenses have to be met by the association.
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R.A.M.C. Items. Further arrivals of men are expected early this week. There were some rumours of a court martial last week. The billeting allowance at Rhyl has been reduced to 17/6 per week. Another larcre batch of recruits arrived at Llan- drindod Wells on Monday night. Another batch of 200 or more arrived on Friday evening. Many of them were fresh recruits. The military authorities have now taken posses- sion of the Baptist Tabernacle schoolroom for lec- tures. In North Wales coast towns eisteddfodau for the soldiers are proving popular. Why not Llandrin- dod Wells? The managers of the council school have given permission for band practices to take place at the council school. The Catholic crowd has become so great that Father Kane is endeavouring to secure the Grand Pavilion for Church parade services on Sunday mornings. In order to relieve the congestion at the local saloons, a regimental barber has been installed at Albion House. Prices are also kept at the min- imum. There have been suggestions of a route march to Brecon, staying there over night, but we under- stand that for the present such a march is not likely to be undertaken. There is every likelihood of an extension of bil- leting in the direction of Howey, and that the ad- ditions of men will include a number who will have to be trained in service as horsemen. Several members of the R.A.M.C. orchestra are apearing at the Pavilion this week. The orches- chestral music which they will supply will do much to brighten the entertainments there. There is no uniformity about the provision of suppers. Some landladies give them in, but in other places the men pay extra for this necessity. This hardly seems fair to landladies or men. Football is the popular game amongst the troopg. Many pleasant, encounters have taken place, and it is hoped to arrange for occasional matches between different sections or companies. There was a crowded house at the Congrega- tional Young People's Society on Tuesday, when the programme was carried through by members of the R.A.M.C. It was a most enjoyable meeting. Mr John Phillips (president of the Free Church Council) presided at the men's meeting in the Wes- leyan Church on Sunday. The speaker was the Rev. Sergt. Heron, and the soloist, Mr Frank Lloyd. t Salvationists have a setting of their own to the tune of "Tipperary." This is sung locally. Others sing some words which are of a very com- plimentary character to local surroundings and local people. Football on Sundays seems likely to come into fashion. There was a good deal of playing on Sunday, but so far no organised play has taken place. At Aldershot, regular matches were play- ed on Sunday. Sections which have visited Rhayader on route marches had very kind receptions amongst the townspeople there, and the men greatly enjoyed their visit to the ancient town, with its picturesque scenery and many interests. On Wednesday night, Mr Thomas's Ladies Choir will give a concert at the Albert Hall. There will be accommodation for 1,000 men; and the choir will be assisted by some talented artistes. No charge for admission will be made. The attendance at the first united service on Wednesday was disappointing. Addresses were given by the Rev. Stephen George, B.A., Mr H. D. Phillips and Mr Edward Griffiths. Several R.A.M.C. men took part in prayer. Billiard handicaps have taken place at the Liberal and Conservative Clubs, and in both in- stances the men of the R.A.M.C. have registered victory. At both clubs, the men are warmly wel- comed. More matches are being arranged. In addition to the Orchestral Band, which is now practically complete, and ready for any service, a military band is being trained by Sergt. Leggatt, and ere long the town will be enlivened with the stains of a first-class brass and reed combin- anon. The Liberal and Conservative Clubs are largely frequented—mainly for the sake of the billiard tables. Whist drives and dances could be organ- ised now with great success. Why not have a joint committee and arrange a series of such events? Strong support will be forthcoming from the R.A.M.C. men for the Scout concert which is be- ing arranged by the pupils of the Intermediate School and the Elementary schools; and also for the children's eisteddfod, which the F.C.C. is ar- ranging. There were two fresh church parades on Sun- j day, viz., one to .the Congregational Church and one to the Baptist Church. Church parades also took place to Holy Trinity Church, the Catholic Church, the Wesleyan Church, and the Presby- terian Church. Amongst those who took part at the private concert at the Park Hall on Sunday were Mr Arthur Edwards, Mr T. L. James, and the Misses Price (Howey). The forethought of Mr Jenkins in arranging for these concerts is much appreciated by the men. The orchestral band will probably consist of about 28 performers, and before they appear in public they will have to meet with the approval of Major Delap, the Commanding Officer, and his officers, before whom they are likely to appear on Thursday next at the Hotel Metropole. On Saturday afternoon, a football match took place between two teams representative of I Company, one of the teams being selected from the men billeted at Ye Wells Hotel. The latter team won a good victory by three goals to one. Smith scored three goals for the winners. The ground was in bad condition. Captain Annie Green, of Ystalyfera, spoke at the Friends' Meeting House on Sunday evening. She has been asked by headquarters to remain at the Spa for some weeks, but she fears that her duties elsewhere will make this impossible. She has, however, done good work in getting the members of the Army Church together. A temperance meeting was held at the Baptist Schoolroom on Tuesday under the auspices of the Christian Endeavour Society. The Rev. James Jones, B.Sc., presided, and the speakers were Mr Edward Evans and Miss Ingram. Mr Tom Luther contributed a solo. There were several members of the R.A.M.C. present, and some pledges were taken at the close. v The singing competition at the Grand Pavilion last week was a great success, a large number of excellent soloists coming forward nightly. The semi-final and the final were great contests. Un- fortunately, the names of the finalists were not taken, but the winner thoroughly deserved the posi- tion which he secured. The adjudication was left to the popular vote of the audience. The Llandrindod Wells Football Challenge Cup Committee have decided to put up the challenge cup and medals for competition amongst the R.A.M.C teams and civilian teams. This will give a filip to local football, which owing to the number of men who have enlisted has fallen out of fashion this winter. Owing to the long continued wet, the local grounds are in very bad condition. "Three of the boys" sent an excellent letter to a London paper last week, speaking enthusiastic- ally of the excellent billets they have found at the Spa and of the keen desire of their hosts and the townspeople generally to make them comfortable. The editor showed appreciation of the letter by heading it, "Soldiers' praise for inland watering place." Mrs Hubson IJyall speaking at the League of Honour meeting also referred to a favourable notice which appeared in the London Press. There were a number of men at the weekly meet- ing of the Presbyterian Young People's Society on Thursday, when the Rev. S. George presided. The following items were rendered Solos by Miss A. Colley, Miss Owens (Rose Villa), and Private } Moss, the latter contribution being accompanied by a violin obligate; a duet by Miss C. Davies and friend; a reading by Mr E. Evans (Henley); a recitation by Mr Phillips (Emporium); and a vio- lin solo by Mr George Evans. Mr G. L. Hughes was the accompanist. What has become of the Y.M.C.A.? Weeks are passing by, and except for the opening of school- rooms by the Free Churches and the arranging of pleasant evenings by the same institutions, noth- ing has been done for the recreation of the men. Billiard rooms are open, but not all the fellows can spare cash for billiards. Major Delap has invited the Y.M.C.A. to open up work at the Albert Hall, but unless the offer is accepted at once, we suggest the hall should be offered on the same terms to a town committee, reresentative of all the churches. The Sunday evening meeting at the Albert Hall, at 7.45, was the largest yet held. Mr H. D. Phillips presided, and the address was given by the Hev. D. A. Davies, Congregational minister of Newbridge, Mon. The musical items included solos by Pte. Moss, Miss Winnie Jones, and Miss Elsie Hurst, and a quartette by Mr D. C. Jones and party. Mr R. R .Williams, B.A., Mr G. L. Hughes, and Mr W. Vaughan Jones were the accompanists. Mr George Evans played violin obligatos for the solos of Rte. Moss, who met with a very enthusiastic reception. A united com- mittee has been specially appointed for the carry- ing on of these meetings. There are between 40 and 50 members of the Salvation Army amongst the men, but most of them have registered as members of denominations to which there are Church parades. A meeting of the members of the army was held at the Friends' Meeting House on Wednesday, when there was much fervour and earnestness manifested. A stirring address was delivered by Capt. Annie Green, of Ystalvfera, and Lieutenant Ada Cado- gan, and several others also took part. One of the best addresses was that of Mr Alec. Thompson, a member of the R.A.M.C., who saw service in the Egyptian campaign, the Boxer riots, and the South African War. Seldom has a more stirring narrative been unfolded. We are glad to note that Mr Thompson has promised to tell his life's story at the Friends' Meeting House next Sunday even- ing at six o'clock.
LETTER FROM R.A.M.C. MJN. Sir,—I noticed upon passing through the town the other day a bill posted up to the effect that there was about to be formed in this neighbour- hood a League of Honour, to be addressed by Mrs Hudson Lyal, inviting all the young ladies of this town to attend and join. Do I understand this aright when I say that this league is being form- ed to caution and warn these said young ladies against the soldiers billeted here? If so, sir, I must strongly take exception, as I feel it is cast- ing a great reflection upon us as a community. In the first place, I will admit we are not all angels, but I can assure you, sir, it is quite pos- sible that our moral standing is quite as high, if not higher, than the majority of civilians that are walking our streets. The majority of us come from the best of homes there is in these Isles, and have sacrificed positions varying from 30/- per week to zci,000 per year, for the 6ake and love of our country. I think, sir, you will agree with me when I lodge this complaint on behalf of the Corps which I am proud to represent. The majority of us are married men, and it will not be very pleas- ant news for our wives at home, who are sacrific- ing and denying themselves of home comforts, and are living in solitude, for them to sit down and read of these leagues being formed to protect girls against their husbands. What will their opinion be of us? If I say what I think, it will not be much, and will add to their misery. If I have gathered a wrong impression of the grounds up- pon what this league is being formed, I should like to know their mode of procedure. The question that is uppermost is would this league have been formed if there had not been these soldiers in your midst? I should like to say here that our thanks are due to the inhabitants of this town for their great kindness and generos- ity in providing amusement and recreation, and the reception they have given us, and we want to leave them with a good name and have their good wishes. ONE OF "G." "G" Company, R.A.M.C., Llandrindod Wells. [We believe our correspondent is under some mis- apprehension as to the object of the League of Honour. Absolutely no reflection is intended upon the members of the R.A.M.C. The ob- jects are the encouragement of prayer, temper- ance, and puritv amongst the womanhood of the country. Purity work is always in season, and such work has always been carried on here, as elsewhere. The particular organisation our correspondent writes about seems to have a special bearing upon present national issues, but its aim is to help and save, and not to criticise or make unwarranted suggestions. Mrs Hudson Lyall has two brothers at the front, and her husband is also in the firing line.—EDITOR.]
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Pump House Hotel (Llandrindod) Limited. MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS. The eleventh ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of the Pump House Hotel (Llandrin- dod), Limited, was held at the Castle Hotel, Brecon, on Saturday. In the absence of the chairman of the company (Mr J. Atcherley Jebb, J.P.), Mr 'David Powell (managing director), presided, and there was a very fair attendance of shareholders. The report and balaMe-sheet for the year ended 31st December lastsubmltted, and ehow?l an available balance 0 profit of k2,852 Is Id, which the Board of Directors recommended should be appropriated as follows :—In payment of a divi- dend at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum, less income tax, zC2,076 Ils 3d; leaving for directors' remuneration and to carry forward, zC775 9s lOd. The directors regretted having this year to re- commend a reduced divideijjl, entirely due to the dislocation caused by the war, which seriously diminished the takings of the hotel during the two busiest months of the season in normal times, but they were hopeful of being able to resume the usual dividend. After reviewing the balance-sheet, the share- holders unanimously resolved that the recommen- dations of the Board, as to the appropriation of the available balance of profit, be adopted. The retiring director, Dr. D. Valentine Rees, J.P., was re-elected, as also were the auditors, Messrs. Lewis and Raynham, Stuart street, Car- diff. The shareholders recorded their high apprecia- tion of Miss Duffield's able and efficient manage- ment of the hotel during the past year. A vote of thanks to Mr David Powell for pre- siding over the meeting terminated the proceed- ings.
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Radnorshire Education I IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE I TRAINING. TEACHERS1 SALAlilES. I The quarterly meeting of the Radnorshire Edu- I cation Committee was held at the County Build- ings, Llandrindod Wells, on Friday. Ald. C. C. Rogers presided, and in addition to to the county councillors, whose names are given elsewhere, the following were present Mrs C. C. Rogers, Mrs C. Venables Llawelyn, Rev. J. Roland Pryce, Messrs. J. 0. Jenkins, D. Jones, and H. D. Phil- Jips. Resignation of Agricultural Instructor.. Mr J. Hamer, in moving the adoption of the re- I port of the Agricultural Instruction Committee, referred to the appointment of Mr Jenkin, the Agricultural Instructor, to a position on the staff of the Bangor University College, and said they were all very sorry that Mr Jenkin's stay in the county had been such a short one. He was a man who would have made friends with the farmers, and who would have been of great assistance to them. They very much regretted losing him, but were glad that he was going up higher. (Hear, hear.) The success vi the lectures very much de- pended on the amount of work which the districts put into the efforts, and he hoped that everywhere farmers and others would do their best to make them a success. He also hoped there would be further applications for dairy classes. Butter was certain to sell well for a considerable time, and now was the time for the young ladies to take the matter up.—Mr W. Roberts seconded, and the re- port was adopted. Llanbister and Llandewy Matters. I On the report of the Buildings Committee. Mrs Rogers asked if the school at Llandewy had yet been provided with a proper water supply.—No answer was forthcoming, but attention was promis- ed to the matter, and Mrs Rogers said she would repeat her question at the next meeting. The proposal to take the Poplars, Llanbister, as a teachers' house was confirmed, subject to the owner agreeing to the terms suggested by the committee. Mr J. Hurst reported that the Llandrindod Wells members of the Intermediate School Com- mittee, had arranged to meet the wishes of the mistress as to lavatory basin accommodation at a cost of about £2 instead of at a cost of ztls as recommended by the county surveyor. A special report was presented from the Llan- badarn-fawr School Committee, and the proposal of the committee to spend about C70 in certain al- terations and improvements was confirmed. Mr T. Davies said the new range put in at Rhulen school was causing such a smoke that the teachers could not live in the room.—It was de- cided to call the attention of the county surveyor to this. payment of the amount due to be with-held in the meantime. I The Troops at Llandrindod. I Mrs C. C. Rogers reported that the Llandrindod Wells committee, had now made arrangements for the accommodation of all the girl pupils in houses where there were no soldiers taken. Three houses had sufficed to accommodate the girls affected. She hoped that landladies of these houses would see that the regulations were strictly complied with. Rules about the girls being in at certain hours at night should be enforced with the same strictriess as in college life. Teachers' Salaries. I I The various recommendations oi the oaiarics I Committee were passed, and Mr Bache stated that the committee did not consider it quite fair to deal with the applications of those who kept bom- barding them with applications for increases of salary, whilst others who were. perhaps, Equally entitled were patiently waiting till that new scale was adoptedTherefore, he hoped it would be pos- sible to hold a meeting of the committee to con- sider the new scale at an early date. They were without teachers in some schools at present, and temporary arrangements had had to be made.—It was agreed that an early meeting of the committee should be held for this purpose, and the same was fixed for the last Friday in March. Belgian Refugees. The chairman mentionea that a Belgian girl, 16 years of age, had been admitted to the Llan- drindod Wells Intermediate School, and he moved that the committee should give its approval. Mr H. D. Phillips asked if this meant that her education was to be paid for out of the county fund'? The chairman said there was a possibility of some arrangement by which she would assist in certain branches of the school curriculum. Mr Phillips said that, if she was given a free scholarship, they might lay themselves open to some criticism, as there were several of the former pupils who had been refused scholarships, greatly to the disappointment of their parents. The chairman said there was no intention to do this, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Grand Pavilion Llandrindod Wells Mr Mill ward, the leAee of the above hall of amusement. is to be congratulated on seciiring for next week Messrs. Hamilton and Behan's grand Christmas pantomime, "Dick Whittington." This panto will appeal to all parties, being full of good acting, singing, dancing and rea l clean jokes. The gorgeous dresses have been specially made for this proudction. The scenic effects are truly enor- mous, and are displayed to their very best advan- tage in eight separate phases. Highgate Hill, The Ship Scene and the Royal Palace should be specially noted. The management have secured artistes of great talent for their cast, and Miss Cecila Danvers scores greatly with her dash and vivacity as "Dick." Miss Kittie Lingard, whose singing and dancing are sure to appeal to all, shows her great talent with much effect. She has. however, a near rival in Miss Doris Behan, who takes the part of "pert Miss" to full advan- tage. Miss Behan is accompanied by Miss May- fair, whose contralto voice draws rounds of ap- plause. Miss Carmela, as "Fairy Bow Bells," the famous soprano singer, should specially be noted. Mr Arthur Behan, as "Idle Jack," is unequalled in comedy and mirth, and keeps his audiences in roars of langhter. Mr Dan Linden, as Fritz Warren," acts the part of pater familias. and Mr George Derrick is a sure "hit" in his screamingly funny part as "Sarah," the cook. Billy Clifford and Syd Glyn as "Captain" and "Mate" score a great success with their smart cross talk and ex- tremely clever dancing. Mr Walter Driver as "Thomas" is a truly wonderful representation of the "Cat." The very latest songs and dances are introduced, and will be supported by a large and powerful chorus of ladies and gentlemen from the principal London theatres. Mr Vincent Exley will preside over an augmented orchestra. The doors open at 5.30 p.m., and the performance commences at 6 o'clock sharp. There will be special matinees on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 2.15, and these will give parents an exceptionally good opportunity of taking their young people. Past experience shows the wisdom of early attendance to secure good places for these popular matinees.
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