BRECON. 1 Motor Car for Hire-Harold P. Elston, 21, High street. All classes of repairs executed, f256 NEW POTATOES and HOME GROWN TOMATOES. A. QUARRELL, HIGH STREET, BRECON. MOWING.—For prices, etc., apply to J. Evans, Breconshire Coal Wharf House, Watton, Bre- con. 397 HOSPITAL rOR FOUNTAIN PE-S.-Any make Pen quickly and cheaply repaired.-A. Hughes and Son, Stationers. 683 SERVANTS can easily be obtained by the use of a small Want Ad. in these columns. State your requirements, and you will be sure to get suited at once- Wanted, smart boys, in Brecon, to sell the "Express," on Wednesday evenings-immediate- ly after Bchocl-Apply, T. Rhys Jones, Man- ager, "Express," Brecon. I PERSONAL—Rev. D. Owen Gnmths, pastor of Water?te Baptist Church, has again gone for 3 wels to Pembroke Dock to assist the Y.M.C.A. in their work with the troops. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," 'but not the head of her that sends her crown to Morris, The Grocer, for the finest value obtainable in Groceries, Fruits, etc. GLAMORGAN- STREET.-During evening service at Glamorgan StreetChapel on Sunday, Mr W. Mar- wood lave a fine rendering of the song, "Ora pro nobis," Miss Wilcockson accompanying. PARISHIONERS' APPRECIATTO-TI)ero is on view in the window of Mr T. Jones, stationer, Bul- wark, a framed illuminated address, which will be presented to the Rev. H. J. Church Jones by a large number of parishioners on his completing 21 years of ministry at Brecon. The West Breconshire Farmers' Association Ltd 8 Ship street, Brecon, dealers in coal, lime, manure, flour, corn, meal. agricultural imple- ments and ironmongery of every description. Branclios Sennybridgt*, Cradoc. lalyllyn, and Talybont-on-Usk. Deliveries arranged by our own carts. Prices on application. REMEMBER THE ABSENT O-NES.-If you have a relation or friend who has responded to his ,coiintr. v's call you would like a worthy reminder of him. Send me a Post Card or other photo, and I S l supply vou with an ENLARGEMENT in ?ONOCHROME, TEPIA or WATER COLOLR (framed or unframed), which I will warrant to give satisfaction. Prices from 3/- each, no can- ^assew.Oscar Ivatki ns, 13, Lion street, Bre- con. 7 WOUNDED BORDERER.—Tuesday night's cas- ualty lists contained the name of Captain H. G. C. Fowler (2nd Batt,, S.W.B.), who is reported wounded in the Dardanelles. Captain Hugh Grif- fith Coke Fowler is 33 years of age, and received his first commission in the South W ales Borderers in May 1901. after serving for 212 days as a ranker in the old Militia. He received his second -etar in 1905. and his company command in Febru- ary, 1913. He served with the regiment in the South African war, having been employed with the operating forces in the Transvaal in 1902. for which he received the Queen's medal with clasp. NVATEP,GAT-. CHAPFL.-The Sunday school anni- versary in connection with Watergate Baptist Church was held on Sunday, when power- ful sermons were preached by Rev. James -Jones, Llandrindod Wells, morning and evening. In the afternoon the following scholars took part Recitation. Cyril Telling-; duets, M. J. and W. Price; solo, Tom Price; duet, Myfanwy and Gwyneth Griffiths; solo. Miss Healy; recita- tion, Doris Telling. Mr F. Telling, supt., pre- sided, and Rev. James Jones gave an address. Miss Healv and Miss Davies rendered solos at the ■evening service. Miss Lena Davies accompanied and Mr ;ý: Wilding was choir leader. C.M. CHT--RCHES.-Breconsliire and Radnorshire Calvimstic Methodist Churches held their monthly business meeting at Watton Presbyterian Church on Wednesday afternoon, Mr W. S. Miller (Forest Lodge) presiding. There was a large gathering, representative of,the churches in the county. Rev. W. Jones (Pentrefelin) and Mr Wm. Parry (Taly- bryn, Bwlch) were elected moderators, and Rev. J. T. Jones, B.A., B.D. (Talgarth) was appointed secretarv in succession to Rev. Lewis James, Builth Wells (retired). The president delivered a most helpful address on Devotional exercises in the sanctuary." A preaching service took place in the evening, when Rev. J. J. Jones, B.A., B.D. (Talgarth) occupied the pulpit.. OIL ENGINES, T Messrs. Blackstone & Co., Ltd., of Stamford, were awarded the highest honour (Silver Medal) for their new Oil Engine by the Royal Agricultural Society of England at Nottingham last week. This Engine mav be started instantly from cold when worked with heavy (the cheapest) petroleum with- out a lamp. There is no use for a lamp. This effects a great saving in the cost of working, The Engine starts immediately by pulling a lever like » Steam Engine. The fuel oil is blown into the Combustion Chamber in the form of a fine mist and fired by a low tension magneto. Therefore, a Va- pouriser is not needed. There is no external flame at any time, and as light volatile fuels such as petrol or spirit are not used there is positively no -danger There is forced lubrication and ring oil- ers to all the main points. This new invention of Messrs. Blackstone's marks a. great advance in Oil Engines for all pur- poses. and insures the nearest approach to perfect- ion in simplicity, economy, and durability.- These engines are sold locally by Messrs. J. E. Nott & Co., Ltd., Brecon. b744
YSTALYFERA. I STATION FATALITY.—Lewis Evans (39). Ystrad- gynlais, fell between two coaches of a train at the -station here, on Saturday night, and, although not run over, sustained a fracture of the skull, which proved fatal.
GLASBURY-ON-WYZ. I CIVIL 8ER lICE.-In the recent open competition for the Civil Service for the South Wales district, Mr W. G. Wallis of Hay, and a pupil of the I Hampton Grammar school, won the first place on the list. f i
TALGARTH. I Owing to very heavy purchases last year, D. | Jones and Co. are able to offer 'clothing for men, youths and boys, quite 3/- in the £ lower than to- day's prices. You should see these goods. OLD AND YOUNG should JOIN THE ARMY that are already using EVANS' SPECIAL Blend of TEA. It is 6id per i lb., but there is no bet- ter value. You just try it! EVANS' STORES. 731 OUR SUMMER SALE commences on Friday next. Don't miss this chance of saving money. It is a good investment.—M. DA VIES & SON, LONDON HOUSE. Notice.—Readers and organisers, who desire reports of various local happenings to appear in the "Express," should, for the war period, com- municate with our district reporter, Mr W. F. Williams, Fern Lea, Builth Wells. DIED AT ADEN.—The sad news reached the town. on Tuesday, that Cpl. Joe Smith, who was in the Brecknock Battalion of the Territorial Force at Aden, had died. Deep sympathy is extended to his relatives in their sorrow, INTERCESSORY SERVICE.—Last week's united in- tercessory service, in the C.M. vestry, was largely Ittended? Rev. J. J. Jones, B.A., B.D., conducted the meeting, which was of a helpful character. A very interesting letter was read from Pte. D. W. Pugh, of the Brecknocks' Battalion of the Ter- ritorial Force at Aden. 1
LLANWRTYD WELLS. I POLICE COURT.—No cases were down for hear- ing at the local police court on Thursday. HAY HARVEST.—The rain during last week con- siderably interfered with the hay harvest. VISITORS.—From the number of visitors in the town at present the boarding house keepers are looking forward to a successful season. ANGLING.—The rains of the past week harve greatly improved angling prospects and some fine fish were caught on Saturday last. .MILIrARY.-Pte. R. Morgan (Dolgoy) was home for a brief furlough from Bedford last week. Mr D. T. Evans (son of Councillor Nathaniel Evans), who is in Australia, has joined the colours. PERSONAL.—Mr Albert Mack, bookihg clerk at Llanwrtyd station, has been appointed head book- ing clerk at Rhyl. He carries with him the best and sincerest wishes of all Llanwrtyd people. AUCTION MART.—There was a large attendance of dealers and farmers. Unfortunately there was not much stock slio-tn. The lambs offered were of good quality and satisfactory prices were rea- lised. averaging over 5id per lb. Some useful yearling cattle were shown and recent prices fully maintained. SHEEP SHEARING.—Men, shears and dogs were busy at Clyncae on Friday last, sixty to 70 shear- ers being employed, and something like 2,750 sheep being disposed of. This is the last of the big shearings in the district. As in previous vears the old fashioned welcome to all was the order of the flay, and a pleasing feature was the presence of Mr' W. Jones (the previous occupier of Olyncae Farm) who had journeyed from Pem- brokeshire to celebrate the event.
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. I OBITUARY.—The death occurred, at ythfa. on the 6th inst., of Joan. widow of the late John Jones, of Garth. The funeral took place on Satur- day afternoon.
SENNYBRIDGE. I Motor Cars for hire, day or night. New and second-hand Cars and Motor Cycles supplied for 1 cash or easy terms.W. Boxhall, Sennybridge. 495
YAYNOR. I WILTJ.—Mr Thomas Jones (Llyngeren farm), who died April 30th intestate, left estate of the gross value of £1,015 9s jld., of which the net personalty has been sworn at JE:531 15s lOd. Let- ters of administration of his property have been granted to his widow, Mrs Eliza Jones.
BRYNMAWR. I VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS.—It was quite pro- per of those, responsible for the arrangement of a parade of the Volunteer Training Corps, to at- tend Bailey street Congregational Chapel recently, seeing several had taken place at the Anglican church. FATALIT^—"Misadventure" was the verdict at last week's inquest into the death of Myfanwy Havard (15), Clydach, whose body was found on the London and North Western Railway line be- tween Clydach and Brynmawr on Monday. The child was returning from a Sunday school treat. SCHOOL WALKS*—'The annual parade of some of the Sunday schools, connected with Nonconform- ist Churches in the town, were held last week. The number, making up each individual school, was as large. if not larger, than the previous year, whilst the children were well dressed and ap- peared quite happy. Seven schools turned out. DEATH.—The death took place at Rugby House, of Mr Richard Roche, in his 84th year. Deceased, a native of Cheltenham, had been resident at Abercarn over 20 years and was well-known and highly respected. Before coming to Abercran he was in the employment of the Great Western Railway Company at Atwrcwm, and was superan- nuated twenty years ago. CLYDACH ROAD.-The fatal accident which re- cently occurred has again been the means of draw- ing attention to the want of a good road from 'Llanelly Hill generally to Brynmawr. The mat- ter has been before the Chamber of Trade many times, introduced and persistel in" if we remem- ber rightly, by Mr W. Howells (draper). The point made by Mr Howells, and agreed to by sev- eral, was the disadvantage suffered by Brynmawr through the bad road in competition with other places, particularly Blaenavon. Some difficulty arose and nothing has been done. At the inquest Mr R. H. A. Davies (coroner), intimated he would bring the matter, by letter, before the Dis- trict Council.
CLYDACH. I DEMONSTRATION.—The annual demonstration of the various Sunday schools took place on Monday, the procession starting from Station road to Black Rock, and returning to the council school to tea. The singing of marches this year was un- der the leadership of Mr W. Jones (C.M. Church). After tea games were indulged in on the recreation ground. I WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL.—Anniversary ser- vices, in connection with this school, took place on the 4th inst. Rev. W. B. Smith (Abertillery) preached to large congregations. The chairman rendered good service with recitations and solos during the day. The conductor of the singing was Mr S. J. Bowkett, while Mrs Bowkett presided at the organ. Collections were very good, and great praise is due to Mr J. J. Thomas (superin- tendent) and the other officers for the interest taken in the work of the Sunday school. PARISH COUNCIL.—Llanelly (Clydach) parish council met on Friday, when there were present Messrs. J. Evans, W. Gunter, W. Rosser, R. Ros- ser, T. J. Bevan, P. Morgan, P. Phillips, A. Ar- kell, J. Davies and W. Powell (clerk). Mr Evans (chairman) presided. Reports were given of the repairs done to the mission room path (Llanelly Hill) by the 4 councillors for that district, also, on the path at Blaen-duar. Several other matters were dealt with, especially the fencing of the very dangerous path leading from Waenavon road to Turf houses. The council decided to call a par- ish meeting at the council school (Llanelly Hill) to consider this matter at an early date.
I LLANYRE. FARMER'S Loss.—In the storm of last Sunday- week Mr Powell, of Gellygarn, had the misfortune to have a valuable cow and heifer killed by light- ning. The animals had taken shelter under trees, with other cattle, but the others escaped. SACRED COXCERT .-At the close of the evening serivce at the Parish Church on Sunday a sacred concert and organ recital were given. Violin selections were given by Mrs G. Picton Careless; .and solos by Mr Meirion Davies, Mr Sam Davies, and Miss Squires. CHOIR TREAT.—The members of the choir of the parish church bad their annual outing on Wed- nesday. In consequence of the curtailment of rail- way privfleges, a sea-side trip was impossible, and I the friends had to be content with an excursion to Llanwrtyd Wells. A very happy time was spent, and the many interests of the Spa were thoroughly enjoyed.
BUILTH WELLS. I Morris's for finest tinned fruits and salmon. True Economy—Wear Eadie's Boots. 698 Large variety of canned friiits.-Davies Bros. SUMMER HOLIDAYS.—Local elementary schools close for the summer vacation on the 30th inst. .Always at the Front—Wyles Bros.' boots and shoes. Bibbv's "Cream Equivalent" calf food-by "test the hest"-15/- per ewt. d/d nearest station. MUNITION VOLUNTEERS.—Three local men en- listed, on Saturday, as munition workers. Price and Co., Cloth Hall, for French and English millinery. 147 S.P.G.— £ 6 was the amount collected at St. Mary's Church on Trinity Sunday in aid of the S.P.G. funds. VISITORS.—There is now a good sprinkling of visitors in the town, and, generally speaking, the prospects of a fairly good season are certain. When you feel run down and out of condition, take Quinine and Iron Tonic. It will pick you up. In 1/- bottles-double aize 1/9.—Coltman, Cash Chemist, Builth Wells. 1867 TENNIS TOURNAMENT.—The arranged tourna- ment between members of the tennis club on Wed- nesday was, on account of the inclement weather, abandoned. To FARM RANDS.-Do you want a Canadian Government free farm, or a ready-made "C.P .R." farm? If so, call and see Mr G. E. Sayce, Fern Lea (agent for "C.P.R." and "Royal" lines.) STRAWBERRY TEA.—Lady members of the local tennis club provided a strawberry tea on the ten- nis court on Wednesday, to which the gentlemen members were also invited. JUST THE PLACE.—Ah, the sunshine shows up the seediness of my old clothes I I'll go at once to Crystal House and select from J. P. Pugh's excellent new stock of men's, youth's and boys' suits. ECCLESIASTICAL.-Duri-n July. Rev. Arthur Church (rector. Abbots Morton. Worcestershire), who is at present staying in the town, will assist the Vicar, who has been single-handed since Rev. E. G. E. Davies (curate) joined the navy. RURAL DEAN.—Rev. J. L. Brvans (St. John's, Builth Road), rural dean for Elwel, has, since the departure of Rev. H. A. Crosbie, been acting as rural dean for Builth Deanery, The vacancy, it is anticipated, will be filled shortly. SUCCESS.—In the County Minor, Scholarships Examination. Master Edmund Price, a pupil of the local county school, headed the list for the county of Brecon, being awarded a scholarship tenable for two years. IN FRANCE.—Pte. R. Wearn. of the Royal West- minster Rifles, son of Mr and Mrs C. J. Wearn, has just reached France. Pte. Wearn, an old pupil of the county school, was in the London and Provincial Bank. RURAL COU,-XCIL.-Present at a meeting of this authority, on Monday, were Messrs. T. Pugh, Wernfawr (chairman), Rees Powell, Roger Powell, David Davies, Jas. Jones, Dd. Jones, Rees JOLes. Thomas Davies and W. W. Lennard (deputy-clerk). Business was routine. PERSONAL.—Mr Idris Morgan, son of Mr and Mrs A. P. Morgan, of Glangwy, has just been gazetted captain. Captain Idris Morgan is now stationed at Colwyn Bay, and the news of his de- served promotion will be heartily welcomed by his numerous friends in the Wyeside town. A BRECONSHIRE LADY.—Dr. Mary Phillips, of Leeds, who has gone out to attend to the sick and wounded in Serbia, as a member of the Scottish Women's Hospital, is a native of Breconshire. She is known to many in the town and, some twelve months ago. addressed meetings on the question of "Women's Rights" in the district. SUNDAY SCHOOL.—Scholars, who have received prizes for securing the highest possible marks at St. John's Sunday school, Builth Road, are Annie Price, Edward Jones, Willie Jones and Eunice Field. Twenty-nine other prizes have also been awarded. We are informed that, in consequence of the war, the annual combined Sunday school festival has been abandoned. > AT THE FRONT.—Pte. H. T. Jervis, a native of the town, has been in the trenches for several months with the 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment He enlisted in South Wales shortly after the out- break of war, and proceeded to France at Christ- mas. Pte. Jervis was. at one time, a member of St. Mary's Church Lads Brigade. NEW GUARDIAN.—Rev. S. H. Wenham (vicar) was the only person nominated, on Tuesday, to fill the vacancy on the Board of Guardians, creat- ed by the death of. Mr J. Jones (Gelynen), as one of the members lor the town area. The proposer was Mr Richard Price. and the seconder, Mr J. Duggan. INTERCESSORY SERVICE.—Under the auspices of the local Free Church Council, a well-attended united intercessory service was held at Memorial Baptist Church on Friday evening. Rev. W. O. Williams (pastor) officiated, and others who took part were Messrs. Bowen Evans, J. T. Catley, Luther Davies and a visitor. The organist was Miss Morgan (Trig-Fan). PRODUCE MARKET.—The supply of produce at the market, on Monday, was snfall. Ruling prices were :—Butter, 1/1 per lb.; hen eggs, 10 for 1/ duck eggs. 9 and 10 for 1/ live chickens, 1/- per lb.; live ducks. lOd; old hens, 4/- per couple; rabbits, 6d and 7d each; black currants, 4d per lb., gooseberries. 1M; mushrooms. 4d; and new potatoes, lid. OFF TO THE FRONT.—Regimental-Quartermaster- Sergeant E. Astbury lPark Wells, and of Princess Alexandra's Own. Yorkshire Regiment), who has been home on a few days' leave, rejoin- ed his regiment on Tuesday and pro- ceeded to France. Pte. Baker, of the S.W.B., formerly head-keeper at Caerberis, is ex- pected home in a day or so, prior to leaving for the Dardanelles. REFUGEES.—At the last meeting of Builth Road Belgian Refugee -committee, the treasurer stated that there was a credit-balance of £6 4s 4d. The committee resolved to continue supplying all neces- saries to the family at Pencerrig Lodge, as well as the small allowance for pocket-money. They also decided to bank all money earned by M. Kupens and his son and hand it over to them when they return to Belgium. IN HOSPITAL.-Information has been received by Mrs Douglas Lloyd (Pendre Vill) to the effect that her husband, Sergt. Lloyd, of the Canadians (first contingent), is in hospital at Warrington. Sergt. Lloyd. son of Mr Lloyd (formerly of Pul- rose), emigrated to Canada some years ago, and, at the outbreak of war. enlisted. When at home, he played football for the local eleven, and was very popular. NATURALISTS' SOCIETY .Iembers of the local Naturalists' Society went on a botanic exepdition to Aberedw on Friday. Miss Hawkins (Avon- dale), who led the party, made the outing full of interest. Tea was provided by Mrs Price (White House), who, on the proposition of Mrs Rees Thomas (secretary), was heartily thanked for her hospitality. Thanks were, on the motion of Mr Telfer Smith, seconded by Mr G. R. Thomas, B. Sc., tendered to Miss Hawkins for her services as leader of the party. MINISTER OF MUNITIONS.—The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George. Minister of Munitions, passed through the town at 6.30 on Saturday for Llan- drindod Wells. The chauffeur, instead of proceed- ing over the bridge, drove the car up High street as far as Mrs Abram Davies and Sons (butch- ers), where he was directed the right way. Very few people were about at the time, but "Mr Roberts (manager of the Star Supply Stores) and Mr A. Barrett at once recognised the Minister of Munit- ions sitting in the ear. PROMOTION.—Second-Lieutenant Pratt, son of Mr and Mrs Pratt, who served in the Guards for many years and who received his commission in the Worcesters last Christmas, has been promoted first lieutenant. Lieut. Pratt, who went to the front with the Expeditionary force, has seen severe fighting. Mr and Mrs Pratt's second son is on his way home from the Dardanelles, having been with the British Fleet there for several months. When last heard of, he was in good health. A third son is with the South Wales Borderers at Colwyn Bay. RED CROSS HOSPITAL.-The commandant (Mrs Harcourt Wood) of the Red' Cross Hospital wishes to thank most sincerely all those who have helped her in the hospital, also the V.A.D. men, all of whom have given their services gratis. She is most grateful to those in the town and district who have brought produce, etc., during the 15 weeks the hospital has been running. The local Red Cross Hospital has accommodated 2 batches of wounded soldiers, and is now awaiting a third f batch, when the parent hospital at Cardiff deems it advisable to send them. 730 STOCK MARKET.—There was an improvement in the cattle-trade at the stock market, on Monday, but the supply was not a large one. Yearling- steers realised £9 to X13; and cows with calves, £ 15 to zel9. Very few two-vear-old steers were in evidence, but what were fetched excellent prices. Mr J. A. Evans, Ysciog (auctioneer), sold two fresh heifers at X20 7s 6d each. An average sup- ply of sheep met with fair demand. Fat lambs sold exceptionally well, making 5d per lb. (live weight.) Welsh lambs made 10/- to 13/- each. Several cart pigs and porkers were on offer, the former selling from 20/- to 25/- apiece, and the latter, 8/6 to 9/- per score. THE KINO.—Mr G. M. Hand is exhibiting an excellent series of pictures at the Kino this week, which should attract crowds. "Mystery of the crystal salt" was the title of the chief film screen- ed on Monday and Tuesday evenings. A most thrilling picture called "Mystery of Munroe Manor" (Cine's special) will be the principal pic- ture shown the two following nights. An adven- ture story, "Shadows of Adventure" (special drama), will be exhibited on Friday and Saturday evenings. Pathe's war pictures, which are changed twice a week, will be screened each even- ing. Other films include "All the fault of grand- pa" (comedv), "Wi,.ik,'s blue diamond" (comic) and "Red Cross pluck. '1 OBITUARY.—The funeral of Mr Joseph W. Pugh (Welfield View) took place at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday. Deceased, who passed away after a long illness on Saturday week, was only 39 years of age. Rev. Lewis Beynon (Congregational minister) conducted a brief service at the house, when the hymn, "Jesu, Lover of my soul," was feelingly sung. Rev. S. H. Wenham (vicar) offi- ciated in church and at the graveside. Principal mourners were Mrs Pugh (widow), Master Pugh (son), Messrs. Roger Pugh. John Pugh and Samuel Pugh (brothers), and Miss Lizzie Pugh (sister). The remains were borne to the grave by Messrs. S. Davies (Bristol House), T. Jones (Wye Bridge House), WTm. Hamer, junior (Tanhouse Terrace), Chas. Hill (Spring-Gardens), W. Willis (Market street) and W. Beavan (Spring-Gardens). The polished oak coffin, with brass-fittings, was inscribed, "Joseph W. Pugh, died July 3rd, 1915, aged 39 years." Messrs J. M. Jones & Sons (un- dertakers) carried out the funeral arrangements. There was a large attendance, including members I of the local Lodge of Oddfellows, of which de- ceased was a member.
CRICKHOWELL. I HARVEST.—Harvest operations are now in full swing in the district. Crops are rather light. PROLIFIC Cow.—A cow belonging to Mr William Ralph, of Court Farm, Llangattock, near Crick- liowell, has given birth to three calves. The calves are remarkably strong, and doing well. OBITUARY.—The death occurred, at Bay Tree Cottage, Dinas Powis, on Sunday, of Mr James Peadlly Lewis, gardener (late of Arcade, Penarth, and a native of Crickhowell). The funeral was on Wednesday afternoon. PERSONAL.—Mr W. Arlingham Davies, son of Mr R. H. A. Davies, registrar of the Crickhowell County Court, who has been given a commission ES sub-lieutenant ON probation in the Royal Naval Air Service, left for Portsmouth on Sunday to take up his duties. Lieut. Davies was formerly in the H. A. C., and served with the regiment in France for many months. OBITUARY.—The death occurred on Wednesday morning o." Mrs Ann Williams, proprietress of the Bridgend Hotel. Deceased, who had lived for very many years in the district, was well known and highly respected. She was 82 years of age. Mrs Williams was a faithful member of Bethesda Congregational Church, Llangattock. Her husband, Mr John Williams, died 8 years ago. The funeral took place at Bethesda Church, Llangattock, on Saturday, and was well attended. The Rev. J. W. Davies, pastor of Bailey Street Congregational Church, Brynmawr, officiated, and the Rev. E. Rowland, Crickhowell, offered prayer at the graveside. There were numerous floral tributes.
LLANDOVERY. I PERSONAL.—Mr Lewis Roderick (Neuaddfawr) i acted as adjudicator of recitations at Llandebie eisteddfod. HARVEST.-P-,ain here during last week consider- ably interfered with the progress of the hay har- vest. RED CROSS.-rt- and Mrs Pryse-Rice (Llwyn-y-, Brain) are, constant visitors to the Red Cross Hos- pital. ANGLIN-G.-Prospects of anglers have improved through the rains. Some fine fish were caught last week. PRESENTATION.—At the National Schools Mrs Nicholls (New road, youngest daughter of Mrs Price, of the Black Ox Hotel) was presented by the teachers and scholars of Llandingat Sunday school with a handsomely bound Bible in com- memoration of her recent marriage. Speeches were made by the Revs. D. Edmondes-Owen (vicar) and W. D. Evans (curate). Mrs Nicholls acknowledged the gift. KILLED IN ACTIOX .-Pte. E. J. L. Price (Nel- son's Battalion, Naval Division) has died in hos- pital at Alexandria from wounds received in action in the Dardanelles. The deceased, who was the third son of the late Mr J. R. Price, of Plasydder- wen, Llandovery, and brother to Miss M. E. Price, the headmistress of the Llandovery County School, volunteered for service in February last. He was 38 yearS of age, andiwas an old student of Llandovery College. I SUNDAY SCHOOL. Miss Nicholas (Orchard street) has just completed 29 years' continuous membership of Memorial Sunday school, and, as an appreciation of this long record, she has been presented with the diploma of the Sunday School Union of Great Britain and Ireland, which is on- ly given to Sunday school officers who have com- pleted 25 years' continuous service. In recogni- tion of the achievement, the members of the Sun- day school also made Miss Nicholas the recipient of a silver badge on silk ribbon. (TWYNFE ANNUAL TREAT.—The annual treat to Gwynfe school-children and friends took place at the council school recently and proved highly suc- cessful. The tea was this year provided by Mrs Jones (Baily Gwynfe) and was very well attended. The following young ladies presided at the tables, viz., Miss Lewis (Llwynbrain), Miss Harries (Gellibevan), Miss Evans (Blaencenen), Miss Morgan (Ddyfadfa-isaf), Miss Griffiths (Bryncae- rau), Miss James (Pontbren) and Miss Morgan (Bryncoch). A very interesting entertainment followed, over which the Rev. G. G. Williams pre- sided, musical and other items being contributed by the school-children .and other vocalists. Miss Griffiths (Bryncaerau) and Miss Francis (Cwmlly- nant) were the accompanists. In the course of the evening Mrs Rees (Brynawel), on behalf of pupils —past and present, handed to Mrs Jones (the school sewing-mistress), a silver tea-service as a token of esteem, and several appreciative address- es were given. The certificates for regular attend- ance were handed to the school-children by Mr R. E. Williams (Baily Gwynfe). A very cordial vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Jones for the generous and excellent provision she had made, on the motion of Mr Gwilym Jones (Cwmcoy), se- conded by Mr D. T. Evans (School House). Mr R. E. Williams suitably responded. All were glad to see Mrs Jones (who was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs Williams) present on the occasion, and the hope was expressed that sjie might yet en- joy many years of life to benefit the neighbourhood.
1. CEFN-COED. I KILLED BY LIGHTNING.-Two ploughing horses, belonging to Mrs Jones, Tanydarren, Cwmtaff, and valued at IC70 each, were killed by the recent lightning. SCHOLASTIC.—Miss L. V. Rees (daughter of Mr R. W. Rees and grand-daughter of Mr George Williams) has successfully passed her B.A. ex- amination, taking ordinary philosophy, special history, and special English as her final subjects. INTERMENT.^The funeral took place at the Cemetery o fMr Mark Reed (High street), on the 5th inst. Deceased had been ill some time, and passed away in the prime of life. He was well- known here, having, for some time, followed the occupation of hairdresser. FAREWELL.—A farewell and presentation meet- ing to the Rev. and Mrs Jacob Thomas was held at Tabor Chapel, on Wednesday even- ing, Mr Robert Roberts presiding. A number of ministers spoke in eulogistic terms of Mr and Mrs Thomas, who had spent 20 years at Cefn. The presentation consisted of a gold watch and a purse of gold to Mr Thomas, a silver tea and coffee ser- vice to Mrs Thomas, a gold pendant to Miss Gwy- neth Thomas, and a fountain pen to each of the boys.
RHAYADER. I H. B. Jones (late Meredith and Jones)* for watch, clock, etc., repairs. r257 CHURCHYARD.—The extension of the churchyard is in course of progress. "FLAG DAY."—Wednesday was French Red Cross day here. FURLOUGH.—Sgt. J. Davies, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, is here on a few days' leave. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr Edward Price (vice- chairman) presided over a. meeting of this author, ity on Wednesday. Business was routine. IMPROVEMENT.—The road in Bridge street, for some time in unsatisfactory condition, has been steam-rolled and repaired. FRENCH RED Citoss.-Tlie collectors on the streets on Wednesday and Friday, who were col- lecting towards this worthy object, realised a total of £ 21. THE WOUNDED.—The Boy Scouts canvassed the town and district this week for magazines to be sent to the wounded. The response taxed the strength of the lads to carry the parcels. PERSONAL.—Lieut.-Col. R. R. Sladen, D.S.O., who was wounded at "Hill 60," has returned from his home here to Scotland. He has been decorated with the C.M.G. 1ST HEREPORDS.—It is announced that the 1st Battalion Hereford Regiment is under orders, and that they may sail any day at an early date. This means that the majority of Rhayader con- tingent will soon be on the move. SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—Circumstances have made it necessary to abandon the year's outing for the Sunday school scholars to the sea-side. Arrange- ments, however, are being made to hold a tea party at home in August. WORTH KNOWING.—The enormous Stock held at the C.W. Emporium, Limited, Llandrindod Wells, affords exceptional economical advantage now that many articles are almost unobtainable. 563 DARDANELLES.—With sorrow and sympathy we have to recor4 the death of Mr Edmund Jones, step-brother of Mr Arnold Jones, Bridge street. He was one of the brave 1st Lancashire Fusiliers, specially mentioned for their daring by General Ian Hamilton in his historic despatch. He was severely wounded in that memorable charge and died of his wounds at Malta on the 21st inst. EGGS FOR THE WOU.NDED.-Tlie hon. sec. of the Rhayader Fur and Feather Association furnished our correspondent with the following particulars of eggs collected and forwarded during the 8 weeks ending June 23th: Rhayader, 851; Argoed Mill, 402; Newbridge, 387; St. Harmon, 380; Bwlch- sarnau, 366; Pantvdwr, 256; Nantmel, 17.0; Llan- wrthwl, 121; Elan Village, 119; The Ysfa, 0; total, 3,052. OBITUARY.—The death of Mrs Ingram, Tyn- llidiart, took place on Tuesday, the 6th inst., at the ripe age of 84. The remains were buried in Cwmdauddwr churchyard on Friday. Rev. W. Gabe officiated. The old Welsh hymn "Byd myrdd o ryfedodau" was sung at the graveside. The bearers were Messrs. T. Morgan, Blaenyglyn; D. Williams, Troedrhiwdrain; J. Evans, Allt- goch; J. Hughes, Pistyll; T. Evans, Pengarreg; W. Pugh, Bodtalog. Mr W. Jones supplied the coffin. Mr Price, Rhayader House, was the under- taker. A number of beautiful wreaths were sent. LOCAL HERO.—The news has just reached the Dderw to the effect that Second-Lieut. G. T. Prickard (3rd Batt. South Wales Borderers), who was reported "missing" on June 4th, is believed to have been killed in action on that date. He obtained his commission in November, and, early in May, was sent out with a draft of 500 men and 20 officers to join the 2nd Battalion of the South Wales Borderers, engaged in the Dardanelles. However, on arrival there, he was attached to the 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who were brigaded with the South Wales Borderers, and formed part of the famous 29th Division, which received such special mention in Sir Ian Hamilton's last dis- patch. He landed on May 27th, and, on June 4th, his regiment took part in the general ad- vance ordered for that day. He was last seen leading his men in an assault on the Turkish trenches, which they gallantly reached. But not one returned, and it is believed all were killed. OBITUARY.—With regret we record the death of I Mrs Elizabeth Evans (Vicarage Cottage) on the 3rd inst., at the advanced age of 84 years. She spent 41 years at Vicarage Cottage, and her hus- band pre-deceased her nine years. Deceased was a native of the district and a descendant of the late Jonathan Williams, the Radnorshire histor- ian.. Her mortal remains were laid to rest at the parish churchyard on Wednesday. Rev. G. Roberts (vicar) officiated, and was assisted by the Rev. Corrie James. Mourners were Mr and Mrs Edward Evans (son and daughter-in-law), Misses E. A. and M. Evans (daughters), Mr and Mrs T. L. Evans (son and daughter-in-law), Mrs E. Evans (sister), Mr J. Evans, Mrs G. Meredith (niece), Mrs E. Weale (niece), Lieut. Evans (Manchester Regiment) and Miss Mary Jane Evans (grand-children); Mrs P. Middleton (niece). Mr John Hamer (nephew), and Miss Mary Mor- gan (niece).
LLANDRINDOD WELLS. I BAPTIST CHURCH.—A baptismal service took place at the Baptist Church last Sunday morning, when 10 were baptised and added to the Church 4he same evening. MINISTERIAL.—Rev. Stephen George, B.A., oc- cupied the pulpit at the Watton Presbyterian Church, Brecon, on Sunday last. Rev. Jas. Jones, B.Sc., conducted the Sunday school an- niversary services at Watergate Baptist Church, Brecon, the same day. GARDEN PARTY.—The members and officials of the Urban District Council, with their wives, were entertained to a garden party at Fronheulog, on Saturday afternoon, by Mr and Mrs Tom Norton. Quinney's String Quartette was in attendance, and a very pleasant afternoon was spent. KiNo.-For Wednesday and Thursday, the top turn is a film entitled "The Mystery of the Cry- stal Salts," and, for Friday and Saturday, "The Munroe Manor Mystery." These special features are only a portion of splendid shows, and to many patrons the pictures not specially announced are fully equal to the "star films." PERSONAL.—We understand that Mr R. A. Campbell the well-known Auctioneer, owing to the great increase in his business, has taken Mr R. P. Hamer, son of Mr James Hanier, J.P., C.C., of Penybont, into partnership. We trust that the in- habitants of Llandrindod Wells and neighbourhood will extend the same support to the new firm as they have done to Mr Campbell in the past. 734 R.A.M.C.—A draft of nearly KXVwas due to leave for active service early this week. This takes practically all the available men left here, as 10se who remain are mostly for home service on special work such as dentistry. We understand that some of the officers are also shortly leaving; but that it is practically certain that the town wili again be used as a training centre next winter. In an interesting letter received from abroad a member of "I" Company tells of how the men have been complimented on their splendid work in conveying the wounded from the hospital ships to the land hospitals by both officers and men, adding that the men regard this as not only a comnliment to themselves but also to the officers who were re- sponsible for their training at the Spa. SCHOOL MANAGERS.—Mr D. C. Davies presided at a meeting of the managers of the Council school, held at the County Buildings on Thursday, and he was unanimously re-elected chairman for the en- suing year. Applications were received from three assistant lady teachers to the effect that the ad- vances promised them for April, 1916, should be given them now, and it was unanimously decided to support these applications. It was decided to allow the children a specially long holiday this summer, on account of the shortage of labour in the town, and the date was fixed as Jbly 30th to September 7th. It was decided to ask the Chair- man and Mrs A. L. Careless to make a half-yearly inspection of the school in the matter of religious instruction, and these managers kindly consented to undertake the work. I
HEYOPE. I SCHOOL.—The following is a copy of the report of the diocesan examination in Scripture, which was recently held by the Rev. J. T. Davies, M.A., diocesan inspector :Religious instruction of a very high standard has been given in this school during the past year. The syllabus had been very well covered in both groups, and the results obtain- ed were highly satisiactory. The tone of the school is also excellent. With the exception of three sub- jects marked "good," all the others received the highest mark.
KNIGHTON. I HAMAR'S PURE TEA AND FRESH I GROUND COFFEE ARE THE BEST. 634 On Hire-Motor Car, Horses, Traps, Hearse, &c.-Arthur Owen, Station Road, Knighton. 1736p Advertisements, news items etc., for the "Rad- nor Express" should be sent to our representa- tive, Mr W. Phillips, 7, Castle road. I SPECIAL SARDINES, 2d., 2 £ d., 4 £ d., 5ld.¡1 per tin, BEST BRANDS.-ALLCOCK, KNIGH- TON. FRENCH DAY.—The effort made last Thursday by the local branch of the Red Cross Society, for the benefit of the French relief fund, resulted in a col- lection amounting to X8, 6s 8d. SCHOLASTIC.—Miss Frances M. Griffiths, daugh- ter of Mr Walter Griffiths, Broad street, has been awarded a scholarship of C5 at the University I College of Wales, Aberystwyth, for her work dur- ing the session 1914.19i5. She has also been suc- cessful in passing the recent examination (for which she sat at the University in June last), in English, Latin and German. I P.M. CHURCH.—The Primitive Methodists of Knighton held the annual camp meeting on Sun- day, which proved very successful. The services, seven in number, began with a prayer meeting at 9.15 a.m., and closed with a service in Broad Street Chapel, commencing at 6 p.m. Between the three larger services, missions were held in vatious parts of the town, addressed by Mr J. L. < Allcock, Mr J. Hey wood, Mr W. Roberts, J.P., Mr J. K. Lowe, and Mr W. A. Roberts. The morning service was billed to take place in the I Recreation Ground, but, owing to the threatening appearance of the sky, it was deemed advisable to adjourn to the chapel. The preachers at that ser- vice were Mr E. Gwilliam (Shrewsbury) and Mr J. K. Lowe (Darlaston). The afternoon service was held on the Recreation Ground and the even- ing services in the chapel, the preachers at the former being Mr W. Jones (Richard's Castle) and Mr J. K. Lowe, and, at the latter, Mr E. Gwil- liam and Mr W. Jones. Rev. J. H. Veal, circuit minister, presided at all the services. The singing was very hearty, Mr John Davies being precentor and the Misses Cartwright and Miss D. Allcock, accompanists. The congregations were large. OBITUARY.—On Wednesday morning Cyril Jor- dan, aged 7 years, passed away. Deceased who had suffered a long illness, was the fifth child of Mr and Mrs Harry Jordan. who formerly lived in Knighton, but emigrated to Toronto about two years ago. Since that time Mr W. Jordan, uncle of the deceased, had taken the responsibility of caring for the sufferer, who had received the best attention, but whose condition never held out the slightest hope of improvement. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon, when the service in Victoria Road Baptist Chapel and at the graveside in Knighton cemetery was very impressively con- ducted by Mr David Davies, and the hymn "Sil- ently the shades of evening" was sung. The bear- ers were six young ladies, viz. The Misses Mabel and Hilda Hughes, Miss Tirzah Bennett, Miss Eva Davenport, Miss Ivy Parker and Miss Cissie Evans, who wore white dresses. The mourn- ers included Mr and Mrs W. Jordan (Uncle and Aunt), Mrs Morris (grandmother), Mrs Cantrell, Mrs Price, Lloyney, Mrs Bishop, Ludlow, and Mrs J. Jordan (aunts), and Miss Lily and Master Percy Jordan (cousins). The coffin, which was fitted with white and brass trimmings, was sup- plied by Mr W. Evans.
LLANGUNLLO. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary ser- an ni-ersary ser- vices, in connection with Gravel Baptist Chapel, were held on Sunday. The special preacher for the day was Rev. T. Richards (Llanwit Varde). The choir was conducted by Mr Samuel (Rhosgre), and Miss S. Hamer (Cantal) presided at the organ. All the services were well attended.
WILLEY. I CAMP MEETING.—The annual camp meeting was held at Willey, in the Presteign Primitive Metho- dist Circuit, last Sunday. The afternoon service took place in a meadow adjoining the chapel grounds, and was conducted by Rev. W. Wilcock, circuit minister, who also gave a very appropriate address. The evening service was held in the chapel, and was conducted by Mr W. Luck, of Kington, who, in a very interesting address, nar- rated some of his mission work experiences in India and Tasmania. Mr W. Phillips (Knigh- ton) also took part. At the evening service Miss Evans, of Walton, gave a beautiful rendering of the solo, "Matchless Love," and Mr Luck contri- buted a solo at each service. The congregations were large, the singing hearty, and the collections very good. Rev. W. Wilcock very ably perform- ed the duties of organist at both services.
I LLANDEWY. I LAMB FAIR.—The annual fair was held on Tues- day last. It was as usual very successful, good business being done. There was a good supply of lambs, the price being from four to five shil- lings above last year. The prices ranged from 20/- to 28/6. The arrangement of pens, etc., was in the capable hands of Mr J. Alman, Walsh Arms.
LLANFIHANGEL NANTMELAN. i WEDDING.—On Friday, the 9th inst., at the parish church, Mr Morgan Mason, son of the late Mr William Mason and Mrs Mason, Gwern- arglwydd, was married to Miss Elizabeth Jane Powell, daughter of Mr Thomas Powell, Lower House. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. E. A. W. Vaughan-Williams, M.A. (vicar). Mrs Vaughan-Williams presided at the organ. and the hymn was "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden." As the wedding party walked down the aisle, the "Wedding March" was played. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a costume of mole-coloured cloth with a deep collar of white satin, made by Mrs William Thomas, .Castle House, New Radnor. They were showered with a plentiful supply of rice and confetti before reaching the motor-car, which took them to Builth, where they entrained for Aberyst- wyth, and where the honeymoon is being spent.
BERTLEY. YOUR EYES.—Accurately tested and fitted, by J. Langley Henshaw, D.B.O.A., F.I.O., M.P.S., Eyesight Specialist, Optician, 3, West street, Knighton, on Thursdays, 12 to 5 p.m. 264
BUILTH ROAD. I RlJRAL DEANERY.—Rev. J. L. Bryans, M.A., R.D. (St. John's) entertained the clergy and church-workers in the deaneries of Builth and Elwel at the Vicatage on Tuesday. SCHOLASTIC.—Thirty-three scholars have re- ceived prizes at St. John's Church Sunday school for regular attendance. Those who obtained the highest possible marks were Annie Price, Edward Jones, Willie Jones and Unice Field. "No Labour better than British. "-The smart perfect-fitting costumes now obtainable from the Central Wales Emporium, Ltd., Llandrindod Wells, made on the premises by trained staff of ladies' tailors are the delight of their patrons; testimonials may be seen; satisfactory results even through self-measure forms. Prices extremely moderate, study economy; curtail useless expen- diture. 563
I NEWBRIDGE-ON-WYE. Coal and Lime.—Retail and wholesale prices given for any station. Apply-Mr W. F. Wil. liamse, Fern Lea, Builth Wells, or to our yard- agent, Mr Samuel, Breconshire Coal and Lime Co., Ltd. jig GARDEN FETE.—The garden fete in Llysdinam grounds, on Thursday week, realised R50. A valuable contribution to the funds was the sum of £ 11, proceeds of a concert at Ye Wells (ffiven by Mrs Bryan Smith).
I NEW RADNOR. I RURAL COUNCIL.-At the adjourned meeting of this authority, on 2nd inst., there were insufficient present to form a quorum, and it was agreed to adjourn until August 6th, the clerk being direct- ed to call a special meeting in the meantime, if necessary, to deal with the question of national registration. PETTY SESSIONS. Before Messrs. Beebee, Thompson and Harding, at these sessions, Evan Jones, farmer, Walton, was summoned for allow- ing a pig to stray on the highway. P.c. Hitch- man proved the case, and defendant was fined 2/6, including costs. W. E. Jones, farmer, Best- brook, was also summoned for allowing the car- case of a sheep to remsrtn unburied in a field be- tween Bestbrook and the Claypits. P.c. Hitch- man stated the facts, and defendant was fined 5/ inclusive.
PRESTEIGN. 1 PETTY SESSIO-I;S.-Before Mr Whitmore Green- ] Price and the Hon. F. Clegg Hill, at these ses- sions, on Tuesday, rates were signed for the par- i ishes of Cascob, Letton and Cascob, and Discoyd. j Mr William Bird took the oath as a magistrate by virtue of his chairmanship of the Urban District Council. SALE.—Mr Philip Davies recently offered for sale by auction two freehold farms, situate close to f Presteign and known as the New Barn farm and Cold Harbour farm. Bidding started on the former lot at £ 1,500, and was withdrawn a £ 1,750. Cold Harbour farm was started at X600, and was withdrawn at £ 650. LETTER HOME.-In a recent letter home to hitJ sister, Mrs Swancott Driver A. Preece, B.F.A., says if he gets luck he will be home on leave by the end of August .or the beginning of September. He continues "the Germans are bad enough, but the mud up to your knees in winter is awful. We are having a rest at present, and I can say we deserve it. were in the last big bombardment, and the Royal Scots, Gordons, and Middlesex were in it, too- They took five trenches. The Germans used tbe- gas, and they had to leave one trench, but Vve, are still holding the other four trenches. took about 500 prisoners, and they were men f rom 30 to 55 years of age. They asked us in gouu- English where they were going to be sent, and, o l n g to be sent,, an d when we told them London, they said, 'We have got London. They would not believe us, but I bet they know different by now."
ABERY SKIR. CONGREGATIONAL S. SCHOOL.—The annual teà' party in connection with this place was held oJ) the 16th ult. Tea arrangements were carried out by Miss Agnes W. Jones (Gilfach), Miss Powell (Mill House), and Mrs Evans (Tyrmawr). TableS were presided over by Mrs Evans and Miss A. W. Jones, assisted by Miss Bessie Williams (Bridge), Miss S. Powell, Mrs Griffiths (Aberyscir), gro Rees (Aberbran), Miss Arthur (Barnfield), grO Williams (Cilrhydd), Mrs Lloyd (Lodge), Miss J). Phillips (Ynis), Miss Stokes (Llydiadnyadd), lqr" Evans (Caecrwn), and Misses Nancie Evall-11 Ethel Price, and Maggie Gibbons. After te^ usual sports were held in a field (kindly lent fOr the occasion by Mr Jones, Gaer. Brecon Barfi ling Club paid a visit to the tea and sports, which were rendered the more enjoyable through favour- able weather.
) PONTSTICILL, I OBITUARY.—The death occurred, on the 2st I ult., of Sergeant Charles Woodyatt. He was in- valided home from his regiment at Milford Havell about six weeks before his death. He leaves i widow and four children. The military funeral was at Vaynor on the 24th. Chief mourners were Mrs Woodyatt (widow), Mr E. Woodvatt (father), Mr E. G. Woodyatt (brother), Master Eddie Woodyatt (son), Mr and Mrs Griffiths (sister and brother-in-law), Master E. Griffiths (nephew), Mrs Charles (sister), Mr J. Woodyatt and Mr A. Wood- yatt (brothers), Miss M. Woodyatt (sister). Mr G- Owens (brother-in-law), Misses Edith and MatOl Thomas (sisters-in-law), Mr and Mrs M. Ma*" thews (cousins), and Mr and Mrs D. Poiner (uncle and aunt).
I Englynion ar Briodas. W. BOWEN EVANS, YSW, A MISS FLORENCE M. JEFFREYS, TYCASTELL. TRECASTELL. Pery adeg Priodi-tra gwelir T.r Gwalia,n bocloll' Priodas sw'n nurddas ni, Ordeiniwyd er daioni. Boneddiges beunydd hygar—Evans I Gafodd, un fwyn hawddgar; Treoastell heb gymhell gar < Hon a'i geni yn gynar. Hen Allor Hymen, lie rhwymiad—a fu Yn fan eu hymuniad; Dwy gal on, dwy fron heb frad Sy'n euro Seiniau Cariad. Ni bu Serch at ferch yn fwy-nac, i wr, Cariad anwad a dwy; I addfe drwydd y fodrwy Curwyd aur eu cariad hwy. Boed iddynt helynt hylonaùYddiau Dedwyddwch i'w calon, Bywyd a bri boed i'w bron, Iach oer hir, a chysyron. Cofid o'u mysg fudo' mhell—y fynwes. Ifwyniant fo'n babell; Heb awr cystydd bo'r Cartel!. Yna draw y Wvnfa weU. GWYLLTEIRIOG-
French Flag Day. • ———— CELEBRATIONS AT HAY. French flag-day was observed at Hay yesterday (Wednesday), and will also be continued to-day (Thursday). The event was organised by a sub- committee of the Urban Council, consisting of ￼ J. J. de Winton (chairman), and Messrs. T.. Stokoe, J. Morgan, J. Cater and T .E. Jain«9- A procession was formed at the town-C about 7.45 yesterday evening, and included raeil" bers of the urban authority, fire-bride, to? band, Red-Cross nurses, &c. The procession WO headed by the fire-engine, which was 9'?? ly decorated. Two prizes were awarded fof. ￼ best decorated vehicle and cycle in the proceS^0„ Subsequently, a short meeting was held, Wllell an Army officer and Mr T. J. Stokoe deliv? suitable addresses. Ped-Cross nurses make a collection-this (Thurf day) morning on behalf of the French Relief Fund* Button-hole flags, as well as large ones, were also sold for the same object. RHAYADER CELEBRATION. France's Day was held at Rhayader on 7th inst-r and extended over the fair on the 9th. Mrs Coraie Carter very kindly presented the" French buttonhole flags and Dr. Gordon Richard- son sent 300 roses besides sweet peas, to be sold with them. Mrs and Miss Nicholls, of Bryntirion, organised the collection, and Miss George, of the Lamb, Mr* Jenkins, of the Oak, Mrs Lewis, of the Lion, and 5 Mrs Parry, of the Castle, collected money in their hotels. The following young ladies made collection through the town, namelv, Miss F. Collard, gloo E. Evans, Miss Heal, Miss Jones, Cadwg House, Miss Price, Rhayader House, and I88 Rogers, Police Station. Through their untirill energy a sum of £22 was collected for the French Cross Socliety, a very gratifying result consider- ing the short notice. All those who took part may be justly proud of their achievement.
BRECON CHAMBER OF TRADE I PLATE GLASS INSUHANCE. At the annual meeting of the governing body of the Mutual Plate Glass Insurance Society of the Brecon Chamber of Trade, on Tuesday, the secre- tary's report showed that the income for the pre- sent year had not quite equalled expenditure, and the current account showed a small debit balance- On the deposit account there was £ 79 19s 8d, as compared with R67 6s 8d last year. Mr W. H. Gimson (treasurer) submitted the balance sheet for the year. On the motion of Mr H. S. Hughes, seconded by Mr T. Jones, the report and balance-sheet were adopted. Considerable discussion arose on the question- of the rebate for the coming year. It was pointed out that, in some societies of a kindred nature, policy-holders who had had breakages were I1;al- ised by having their rebate reduced in proportion to the amount of their claims. The general feel- ing of the meeting, however, was that such a course negatived the mutual nature of the society, and it was ultimately resolved, on the proposition of Mr T. Jones, seconded by Mr Oscar Watkins, that the 50 per cent. rebate be continued for an- other year. Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCD, it the Brecon and Radnor Express Offices, zxprow Buildings, Bulwark, in the Cbspalry 01 at. Mary, in the Borough and County of Broome 0 THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1916.
HAY. I SCHOLAsTIc.-Reporting on the recent religious knowledge examination at Clyro school, Rev. Hil- íary Lewis states that the work was especially jgoa-d. Tone and discipline were also excellent. DEATH AT ADEN.-News has reached here that two local men of the Breconshire Territorials at Aden have died of heat apoplexy. viz., Private Charles Lewis and Bugler Arthur Crompton. ZENANA Ifissio-N.-A meeting-, in aid of the Zenana Missionary Society, was held at Mayfield, Cusop, the residence of Mrs H. R. Armstrong (wh,3 kindly provided tea) on Tuesday. Mrs P. V. Smith (lately returned from India) gave an ad- dress. Mrs T. S. H. Hincks, Cartrefle (hon. sec- retary) made the necessary arrangements. I KILLED IN ACTION.—The sad news has reached the town that Mr F. P. Pearson (Whitchurch, Salop), who, until last year was cashier at the National Provincial Bank here, has been killed whilst in action in France. He met with his -death whilst in the heroic act of rescuing a com- rade from a heap of debris. PRIMITIVE METHODISM.—Rev. G. Ellis, who has been resident minister of Hay Primitive Methodist circuit for the past twelve months, left, on Mon- day, to take up his new duties as minister of Maidenhead Primitive Methodist Church. The rev. gentleman is being succeeded by Revs. F. Moseley (senior-minister) and Percival Tomlinson. BREDWARDINE SEssIONs.-Before Mr W. Mor- timer Bayliss (in the chair) and Mr C. E. Tun- nard Moore, at Bredwardine Petty Sessions, on Monday, Esther Smith, no fixed abode, and Ann Warner (Builth Wells) were summoned for en- -campin on the highway at Whitney-on-Wye on the 17th ult. The case against the former was adjourned to next court, but the latter, whose son appeared and admitted the offence, was fined 10/- -inclusive. P.s. Wm. Proctor stated the facts. CHURCH PARADE.—The chairman of the Urban Council (Rev. J. J. de Winton, M.A., vicar of the parish), who was elected to the chair from outside the council, was attended at divine service at the ,Parish Church on Sunday by the members of the -council, the volunteer fire brigade, Red Cross Soc- iety members, Friendly Society members, Boy Scouts, and inhabitants of the town. The pro- fession to the church was Jieaded by the town band, and the service was taken by Rev. S. Wen- Jiam (vicar of Builth). Lessons were read by the Rev. J. J. de Winton, who sat in the congrega- tion.