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War and Politics. On Tuesday of last week the Prime Minister I moved, in the House of Commons, an address of congratulation to General Botha and General Smuts, and the officers and forces of the Union of South Africa, and Sir Robert Borden was the guest, at the House of Commons, of the Empire II Parliamentary Association, with Mr Balfour pre- siding, and Mr Bonar Law proposing the toast of Canada and Canada's Prime Minister. There was an underlying association of spirit between the two events, for, it is the same principle of liberty and free-conceded self-government which has drawn Canada ever closer to the Mother Coun- try since Lord Durham drafted its constitution, and has made it possible for the Commander-in- Chief of the Forces in arms against us in South Africa, at the beginning of this century, to ren- der "such inestimable service to the Empire which," as Mr Asquith felicitously said, "he en- tered by adoption, and of which he has [ome one of the most honoured and cherished t 3. We are sometimes tempted, in our admiration of the highly-organised machine into which the German nation has been converted for purposes of war, to carry out self-depreciation so far as to forget the immense moral advantages which the British sys- tem has over the German system. ,We cannot af- ford to neglect the material means in this world- conflict. But, while it is open to us to develop and perfect our material organisation, it is not pos- sible for our enemy to retrieve those moral blund- ers and crimes which have alienated the sympathy of the civilised world, and she has been guilty of that stupid miscalculation to which the idolaters of brute force are ever exposed when she believed that the bonds which unite the British Empire were fragile an d Elusive because they were only moral and s p iritu Behind the rivalry which has prompted Ger- many's challenge to British sea-power was the dream of a great German Colonial Empire. On July 8th, German dominion in South-West Africa, a territory exceeding in size Germany itself, ceas- ed to exist. The striking success of our arms at comparatively small cost was due, as Mr Asquith said, "in the first place to the admirable strategy of General Botha and next—and perhaps most of all-to the combined mobility, endurance, and valour of the Union troops, which made ef- fective resistance at any point impossible." The Germans profess to draw consolation from the thought that this crushing blow was inflicted by a Boer. Only a. very brief while ago they were building great hopes on the smouldering fires which they believed to be still alight under the soil on which, fifteen years ago, Boer and Briton were at war. There is a profound difference be- tween the British and the German policy of Em- pire, and South Africa is not Alsace-Lorraine. Mr T. P. O'Connor, speaking for his colleagues and countrymen, added the voice of Ireland to the House of Commons' tribute to General Botha, statesman and soldier. "Ireland, like South Africa"—in despite of Germany's Mac-chiavellian calculations—"has banished, in wise and. gener- ous wisdom, to oblivion, the old misunderstand- ing, and has recognised that in the great struggle in which we are engaged, the fundamental prin- ciple, as the Prime Minister has said, is the broadening of human liberty." "Nothing," said Mr Bonar Law, in proposing the toast of Canada at the luncheon to Sir Robert Borden, "had more touched the imagination or more stirred the hearts of the people of the United Kingdom than the deeds of the Canadian soldiers on the field of battle." Sir Robert Borden, in his reply, said that Canada had sent over-seas nearly 75,000 men and had another 75,000 in training. He estimated that the Over-seas Dominions of the Empire have in the field or training, as organised troops, no less than 350,000. But, as Mr Bonar Law reminded the House of Commons in support- ing the address of congratulation to General Botha, "we had no power, and if we had had, we should never have dreamt of exercising it, of com- pelling one of the self-governing Dominions to give up the smallest help." A powerful confirma- tion of Botha's dictum that from the free and un- constrained generosity of a people there is to be derived a far larger contribution than compulsion can ever wring. It was the defects of our qualities which Lord Lansdowne emphasised in moving the second reading of the National Registration Bill in the House of Lords. We have been convicted, he de- clared, of prodigious inefficiency in our national organisation. National organisation is as neces- sary in peace as in war, and Lord Lansdowne urg- ed the value of National Registration for the tre- mendous problem which awaits us after the war. As to the relation of the Register to Conscription, Lord Lansdowne professed his personal belief that the nation would in the last resort insist upon compulsion to ensure equaJity of eervice. Lord Weardale made a vehement protest on behalf of the voluntary principle. There are three main schools of thought, as "streams of tendency" vis- ible in regard to compulsion (1) Those who think the time has come, or is nearly arrived, when compulsion is neces- sary. (2) Those who think that the voluntary system, which has done far more than any one could have expected before this crisis, may yet pull us through. (3) Those who believe in "compulsion" not as a necessity, but as something to be desired for its own sake. Of the last school of thought, what may be called the "Yellow Press" is the most vociferous champ- ion. This "Yellow Press" asserts that every man in the country ought to be compelled to serve either (1) as a soldier or a sailor, or (2) as a munition worker. On the 10th inst. the list for the new War Loan was closed. Mr McKenna announced the results on Tuesday. Through the Bank of England X570,000,000 has been subscribed by 550,000 sub- senbers. X15,000,000 has been applied for through the Post Office by 547,000 persons. This huge total of nearly X600,000,000 does not in- clude any amount of Stock which will be issued for the purpose of conversion. The process of enlist- ing the savings of the working classes for the nation's need is a continuous one. It is still go- ing on. The Chancellor of the Exchequer also explained that thousands of people would have sold securities to put into the War Loan if a market had been available. This sum "represents actual subscriptions of everything that is avail- able." As Mr McKenna said "This has been an exhibition, a necessary ex- | hibition, of the unrivalled financial resources of the British Empire. They have been thrown in- to the scale in this War, and the result is a de- claration to our Allies and to our enemies alike that the United Kingdom will prove faithful to its trust in the cause of its Allies." :¡, There is no possibility in these notes of giving more than a passing reference to the Govern- ment's scheme of aircraft and bombardment in- surance—the question of economies in National Insurance, which, like Education, a certain type of mind regards as the first appropriate victim of a national emergency demanding economy; or even of the German reply to the American Note. But the substance of that Note has been aptly charac- terised in a newspaper cartoon :—Not amends for past outrages, but a list of the rewards Germany is willing to receive for a promise of discontinuance of further outrages.
Medicine Shortage Causes Rise in Prices. One of the consequences of the war has been to reduce considerably the import of certain medicines known as synthetic-that is artificial—drugs, and naturally to raise prices. This happily does not apply in any way to the well-known remedy, Dr. Cassell's Tablets. The ingredients of these Tab- lets are natural products derived from our own colonies and from America, and no shortage is anticipated. Prices remain the same, viz., 100d, 1/1J, and 2/9, at all chemists. For the nerve strain which this terrible war entails there is no better sustainer than Dr. Cas- sell's Tablets. They should be taken for all run down conditions, for loss of energy, sleeplessness, irritability, and other indications of nerve dis- turbance.
Knighton S.S. Work. I ARRANGEMENTS FOR CONVENTION. I I Knighton Free Church Council's monthly meet- ing was held in the Wesleyan schoolroom on Mon- day week, where there were present Miss Basker- ville, Miss Hopton, Miss Gladys Jones, Rev. J. H. Veal (secretary), Rev. A. D. Baskerville and Messrs. W. Hamar, F. Moseley, J. Anthony, W. Lewis, G. H. Medlicott, J. Richards and W. Phillips. In the unavoidable absence of Mr J. L. Allcock (president), who was out of town, Mr F. Moseley was voted to the chair, and, after the confirmation of the minutes of the previous meeting, the sec- retary read a letter from Sir Francis Edwards, M.P., acknowledging the receipt of a copy of a re- solution passed at the last meeting, and thanking the council for the expression of sympathy with his daughter and himself in their bereavement. Rev. A. D. Baskerville read a letter from Mr Wesley Clift, Wellington, district secretary of the Wesleyan Sunday schools, in which he consented to give an address at the Sunday School Conven- tion in Knighton next September. The secretary also read a communication from Mr H. D. Phillips, of Llandrindod Wells, com- plying with the wish of the council that he would act as chairman of the convention. The council agreed the convention should open* with a tea- table conference at the Wesleyan schoolroom, and close with a public meeting at Victoria Road chapel in the evening, when Mr Wesley Clift and others would deliver addresses. < The persons, who supplied the tea for the recent united Sunday school festival, were appointed to cater for the convention tea-meeting. The attention of church secretaries and stewards was called to the plan of open-air services, held on Sunday evenings, a copy of which was hung in the vestibules of the churches, and the secretary hoped those responsible for pulpit announcements would publish the times of services and the names of the preachers as the dates came round. Referring to the proposed Sunday School Con- vention the secretary mentioned he would be away when it was held, but he would make all arrange- ments, as far as he possibly could, and, no doubt, the council would appoint someone to act where a secretary was needed. On the proposition of Mr Lewis, seconded by Mr Anthony, Rev. A. D. Bas- kerville was requested to act in the temporary ab- sence of the secretary, a task he very kindly un- dertook. Replying to Mr G. H. Medlicott, Mr W. Lewis (secretary to the committee of the united schools) said he had sent to Mr Palfrey (Llanshay) an ex- pression of thanks for his kindness in allowing the use of his meadow for the treat. Mr Lewis also added he had prepared a balance-sheet and asked the council to appoint auditors. Mr Moseley and Mr Richards were appointed, and the Rev. J. H. Veal moved a vote of thanks to the committee who had carried out all the arrangements so excellent- ly and economically. The resolution wae passed unanimously. The council agreed to hold a service of inter- cession and thanksgiving in the Primitive Method- ist Church on August 4th (the anniversary of Britain's declaration of war), Revs. J. H. Veal, A. D. Baskerville and Mr David Daviea to take part in the proceedings. Details with regard to temperance work were postponed till next meeting.
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COUNTY COMMITTEE MEET. j ECHO OF BRYNMAWR APPEAL CASE. Breconshire Standing Joint Committee met I at the Shire Hall, Brecon, on Friday. There were present Mr J. E. Moore Gwyn (in the chair), Hon. R. C. Devereux, Messrs. M. W. Morgan, James Morgan, E. D. Thomas, E. Butler, Pros- ser Jones, Owen Price, H. F. W. Harries (clerk), the acting chief constable and others. I A Recent Appeal Case. Regarding an appeal case in re Frank v. Camp- bell and the Brynmawr justices, heard at the last Quarter Sessions, a letter was read from the magis- trates' clerk, Brynmawr, stating that they re- sented the way proceedings went, and' serious re- flection had been cast upon them which was ab- solutely undeserved. Their action was supported by authority, but the appeal having been allowed their decision bad been stigmatised as irregular and untenable, and a greater amount of discredit fell upon them through the accuracy of the notes taken at the bearing being impugned. These notes, the letter stated, were erroneously referred to it Quarter Sessions as "depositions." but they v. re taken for the convenience of the justices and their clerk; and, it was to be greatly deplored that they should have been discussed and treated as if they were depositions. The insinuation was also made that the notes had been taken down to show that the proceedings were conducted in such a way as was not consistent with the facts. The justices being all local gentlemen of standing very natur- ally resented the imputation that their proceedings were not conducted with the utmost integrity and good faith. There was no doubt that the justices were acting within their province in these cases, and they felt that the validity of the Quarter Ses- sions decision should be tested. The question arose whether Quarter Sessions were competent to deal with the point upon which the appeal was allowed or whether the matter should not have been taken to High Court. Another point was whether the ground upon which the justices allow- ed the appeal was stated in the notice of appeal and further there was the question as to whether the rejection of the evidence of the chairman of the local bench was in order. On all these grounds the justices were convinced that the Council should either apply for certiorari to quash the Order of Quarter Sessions or for a mandamus to .hear and determine. The clerk said although the letter was addressed to the council he had brought it before this com- mittee as the proper committee to deal with it. Mr James Morgan agreed and said that any re- commendations that might be made could be con- sidered by the full meeting of the council. Hon. R. C. Devereux (the chairman of Quarter Sessions) dealt with the letter at length. There was, he said, an air of affected dignity which was quite foreign to any intention of theirs to bring about; they did not condemn the magistrates in the way they had taken it or feared. The Sessions' decision was supported by authority, otherwise they would not have come to it. The question of the accuracy of the notes did not come into their decis- ion at all, and they did not refuse to hftôH ev Idence. Evidence for respondents was not called, but after the court had given their decision it was intima- ted by counsel that the chairman of the bench was present and he could have been put into the box to give evidence. The decision having «been given it was too latei to do so. The clerk, in the course of his opinion as to procedure, said the whole point was whether it was worth while going to extra expense of apply- ing to the High Court. He doubted very much whether the High Court would interfere, because the Act, under which the case came, gave appeal to Quarter Sessions and they dealt with it. They were judges both of law and of fact and they dealt with it accordingly. On that they came to the conclusion—whether rightly or wrongly it was not for him to say-that the conviction should be quashed. He was quite sure that the court had not the slightest idea of casting any reflection upon the Brynmawr justices or their clerk. (Hear, hear.) Mr Owen Price The whole thing, I under- stand, depended on a legal point. Mr James Morgan said the local magistrates went so far as to get counsel's opinion upon it. Mr Morgan proceeded to read extracts from this opinion. The Clerk The opinion of counsel always de- pends upon the way in which the case is drawn up. The chairman (Mr Moore Gwyn), as one of the justices who sat at Quarter Sessions, said he could confirm all that Mr Devereux had said. Of one thing he was certain-no reflection whatever had been cast upon the Brynmawr justices. The case was settled on a point of law. Two cases were put before them—the case of "Hamilton v. Walker" and that of "Rex v. Fry." and they de- cided that the former applied to the case before them. Mr James Morgan made further remarks re- specting the case but he did not move anything. It was decided to write to the chairman of the Brynmawr bench to the, effect that the question had been fully ventilated, and emphasisis was made on the fact that the court's decision did not, in any way, reflect upon the justices or the clerk of the Brynmawr bench, the chairman adding that the case was decided upon a technical point and not on the facts of the case at all. Ystracfgynlais Loan. The L.G.B. wrote to the' effect that they were prepared to sanction a loan, in respect to the new Ystradgynlais police station,. when the actual cost of the work had been entertained.
DECREASE OF PROSECUTIONS. The report of the Chief Constable was as fol- low :-There is a decrease of 107 prosecutions as taken with the corresponding quarter in last year. Non-Indictable offences During the past quarter the cases of 168 persons have been dealt with summarily by the justices. Of these 51 were apprehended, and 115 summoned, with the following results :—Fined, 107; committed to pri- son, 16; handed to military, 7; discharged or withdrawn, 30; probation or recognizances, 6; total, 168; decrease, .85. Indictable offences 18 cases have been reported to the police during the quarter, for which offences 13 persons have been apprehended (10 males and 3 females), and 6 sum- moned ( 5 males and 1 female); committed for trial, 2; summarily convicted, 4; discharged or withdrawn, 11; otherwise disposed of, nil; proba- tion or recognizances, 2; total, 19; decrease, 22. Apprehensions 63 persons have been apprehended and were disposed of as follows Committed for, trial, 2; summarily convicted, 36; discharged or withdrawn, 12; probation or recognizances, 4; otherwise disposed of, 9; total, 63. Money and property to the value of £ 34 10s Id was reported to the police as stolen or lost during the quarter, of which the sum of k27 58 3d was recovered. Breach of Licensing Acts Proceedings have been taken against the occupiers of 7 licensed houses with five convictions. Drunkenness 10 persons proceeded against with 10 convictions; decrease, 14. Drunk and Disorderly 35 persons proceeded against with 30 convictions; increase, 3. Coron- er's Inquests During the quarter 16 inoiiegtq. have been held in the v county—natural causes, 7; accidental or misadventure, 8; suicide, 1; total, 16; corresponding quarter last year, 18. Ped- lars' Certificates 15 pedlars' certificates have been granted during the quarter for which the sum of X3 15s has been received. State of Force 4 vacancies, 3 men having joined H.M. forces. As things are quiet at present, I do not propose filling these vacancies as yet, but should occasion arise to replace these men, I have made arrangements with police pensioners, who are willing to take over the duties whenever called upon. Removal P.c. 65 Harold A. Jones, from Talgarth to Hay, 30th April 1915, temporarily. Military Service 3 men (1 married and 2 single) have joined H.M. forces since the last meeting of your committee. As re- gards the pay, etc., of all married men who join the colours, I beg to recommend that it be paid in the same way, as in the case of P.c. Talbot, a reservist, member of this' force, now with the col- ours, namely, that it be made up less Army pay and allowances, and that their wives be allowed to remain in the houses provided by the county, oc- cupied by them, prior to the departure of their husbands, under the same conditions as heretofore. Respecting the salaries of the unmarried men who have joined the forces, I would suggest that it be made up as in the case of the married men, less an allowance for rations, and, also, that the ser- vices in the Army or Navy of constables who re- turn to this force may be reckoned as approved ser- vice for the purpose of police pension. Two reser- vists, P.c.'s Moulton and Mitchell, have been granted permission to get married since rejoining
t Brecknocks' Popular Chaplain. i APPOINTED BISHOP SUFFRAGAN I OF SWANSEA. j It is officially announced that the Ring lias I been pleased to approve the appointment of the Venerable Edward Latham Bevan, Archdeacon of Brecon, to be Bishop Suffragan of Swansea. The new bishop, who is a son of the late Arch- deacon Wm. Bevan, for many years vicar of Hay, and one of the most eminent ecclesiastics of his age, was born at Weymouth on October 27, 1861. He was educated at first privately, and then at Hertford College, Oxford, and took his B.A. and M.A. degrees in due course. He was ordained deacon in 1886, and priest a year later. Before coming to Brecon, he laboured at Weymouth for five years as curate of Holy Trinity Church, and became well-known as the first chaplain to the Gordon Boys' Home, a post which he occupied from 1891 to 1896. He became very popular with the boys, and took a deep interest in their welfare. He succeeded the late Rev. Herbert Williams as vicar of Brecon in 1897, and had not been long in the town before he recognised the necessity for a central place, where all branches of Church work could be supervised. As a result, Church House was established, central premises being secured in Lion street. Various clubs were formed, and the institution became a strong influence among the youth of the town. He was appointed rural dean of Brecon (Part I.) in 1902, and succeeded his father, the Ven. William Latham Bevan, as arch- deacon, in 1907. In this capacity he has done a great work for the Church, not only in the Dio- cese of St. David's, but in many parts of England, as speaker at Church Defence meetings. He is chaplain to the 1st Breconshire Territorials, which is under the command of Lord Glanusk, and has only recently returned from Aden, where he served with the battalien for a period of six months. His work as chaplain has not been confined to spiritual ministrations. He has :or years taken great in- terest in the men's recreation in camp, and has made himself famous as a provider of cheap re- freshments, his camp work in Pembrokeshire last year being a notable example of his valuable ser- vices in this direction. When the Education Act was passed in 1902 Archdeacon Bevan, who had already served on the Brecon School Board, was very prominent in the heated controversy that obtained *at that period. He personally sought election as county councillor for the Watton division of Brecon, and, although defeated at the first time of asking,- lie ultimately gained the seat, which he still retains. He is chairman of the Breconshire Education Authority, and, in that position, has shown so much ability and impartiality that his election to the chair is annually voted by friends and opponents alike. He is also chairman of the Brecon County School Governors, a governor of Christ College, Brecon, and a member of the Brecon Board of Guardians and the Burial Board. He is a well-known mem- ber of convocation, and has made frequent ap- pearances at the Church Congress. H is an elo- quent preacher and platform orator, and there is probably no one more popular amongst all classes in the county. The new bishop is a born or- ganiser and an indefatigable worker, and, as such, no better selection could have been made to fill the vacancy which was created by the death, a short time ago, of Bishop Lloyd, of Cantreff, Brecon.
GUARDIANS' CONGRATULATIONS. I At Brecon Board of Guardians, on Friday, Mr Owen Price (chairman) said it was their duty to refer to matters which had occurred during the past few days. They had probably read, in the papers, that Archdeacon E. L. Bevan had been promoted to the office of bishop, and he was sure every member was pleased. (Hear, hear.) He considered the preferment thoroughly justified, and believed everyone in the diocese approved of it. There was no need for him to enumerate the qualities of the Archdeacon, for, he was so well- known to them. The Board should heartily con- gratulate him on his appointment to the bishopric of Swansea. It was not only an honour to the Archdeacon, but, also, an honour to the Board that one of its members should occupy such a position. Mr J. Smith, a Nonconformist, seconded, heartily congratulating the Archdeacon on his pre- ferment. Miss Philip Morgan, a member of the Archdea- con's Church, said that his appointment had given her joy, as well as the people of the parish and the borough generally. The vote was carried most enthusiastically, all the guardians rising to their feet. Archdeacon E. L- Bevan said he was very grate- ful to them all for the kind expression of their good wishes. He very much valued what had been said, and, also, the kindly feeling his appoint- ment had called forth from a great many direc- tions. He hoped no expulsion would be given to bishops to be guardians. (Applause.) One great thing was that his appointment did not sever his connection with the district. The Archdeacon pointed out that, regarding the notice issued in the Press, announcing his appointment, one point was premature and incorrect, and that was with reference to the title it would be his privilege to hold. The title would not be the title of Swan- sea, but one more closely connected with that dis- trict. (Hear, hear.) If so arranged, it would be a source of great satisfaction to him. (Applause.)
Crickhowell Union. HALF-YEARLY REPORT, INTERESTING tilîEl\1S. The half-yearly report of the Crickhowell Union has just been issued. This union, which extends from Llecliryd (near Rhymney Pridge) to Cwmdu and Bwlch, is situated partly in Brecknock and Monmouth, and has a total area of 53,640 acres, of which 47,621 are in Breconshire, and 6,025 in Monmouth. This total is made up as follows Brynmawr parish, 1,436 acres; Crickhowell, 1950; Cwmdu, 9,930; Grwynefawr, 1.124; Grwyne- fechan, 3,913; Llanbedr, 3,814; Llanelly, 4,542; Llangattock, 8,171; Llangenny, 2,817; Llan- gynidr, 8,436; and Patricio, 1,479; Beaufort, 737 acres; Dukestown, 3,762; Llechryd, 749; and Rassau, 777. Brynmawr. (The gross estimated rental of Brynmawr is X24,837 4s lOd; the rateable value of agricultural land, £ 573 18s; rateable value of buildings and other hereditaments, X19,318 7s 2d; assessable value, £ 19,605; increase in assessable value com- pared with last half-year, £ 112; population, 7,582. The number who used the house was 91, representing a total of 7,061 days. The number receiving relief was 111, and the total amount spent, in kind and raoney, C572 2s lOd. The union has two children boarded out at Brynmawr at a total cost of £ 7 19s 6d. The Guardians, and their attendances out of a possible 26, are Mr Enoch Griffiths 9, Mr T. M. Jenkins 3, Mr Rd. J. Jones 22, Mr Thomas Jones 18, Mr William Jones 16, Mr David Thomas 23, Mr William Gibbon Watkins 19, Mr Enoch Williams 17, Mr Evan Williams 20, and Mr Joseph Williams 20. Two Brynmawr ladies, Mrs James Bloor and Mrs Wm. Weeks, are on the Boarding-out Committee. Llanelly. The gross estimated rental of Llanelly is X12,989 Os 4d; the rateable value of agricultural land is £ 2,693 lis; of buildings and other here- ditaments, £7,320 5s 6d; the assessable value is £ 8,667, being a decrease of £ 93; the population was 3,458. The number using the house was 10, with a total of 1,313 days. The number receiv- ing out-relief was 36, with a total amount of re- lief in kind and money of X200 16s 5d. One child is boarded out in this parish, and the total cost is I £5 19s. The Guardians, and their attendances out of a possible 26, are Mr Charles Frederick Cox 26, and Mr T. Llewellyn Jones 22. These gentlemen are also members of the Crickhowell Rural District Council, and both put in the full 1 attendance, viz., 13. Beaufort. I The gross estimated rental of Beaufort is XIO,537 10s 3d; the rateable value of agricultural land, X113 17s; and of buildings and other here- ditaments, £ 8,322 4s 6d; the assessable value is X8,379, being an increase of X16. The total po- pulation is 3,291. The number who used the house was 9, with a total of 873 days. The num- er receiving out-relief was 42, and the total am- ount of relief in money and kind was £ 236 7s 6d. The union has boarded out one child in the parish at a total cost of Xb 19s. Mrs Joseph Price is a member of the Boarding-out Committee. The Guardians, and their attendances, are Mr Rich- ard Morgan, who has attended 15 meetings out of a possible 26, and Mr Joseph C. Jones, who has attended six meetings out of a possible six. Mr Richard Morgan is the chairman of the Board, and ill-health lias been largely responsible for his non-attendances, comparatively small as they are. Dukestown. I The gross estimated rental of the parish of I Dukestown is £7,925 7s 9d; the rateable value of agricultural land, X343 3s, and of buildings and other hereditaments £ 5,592 19s Id; the total as- sessable value is zC5,765, which is neither an in- crease nor a decrease. The population is 2,417. The number using the house is three, and the number of days 457. The total number receiving out-relief is 28, and the total amount in kind an' money given in relief was Rl60 7s 6d. The* Guardians are Mr Thomas Price, Nantybwch, who has attended 12 meetings out of a possible 26, and Mr T. M. Williams, who has attended four meetings out of a possible six. LJechryd. I The gross estimated rental of the parish of Llechryd is £1,547 12s 6d; the rateable value of agricultural land, X137 15s, and of buildings and other hereditaments, £ 955 4s 3d; the assessable value is zCl,024, and the population 311. No one from the parish has used the house, and two only have received out relief at a total cost of X2. The Guardian is Mr John Maddocks, and he has at- tended ten meetings out of a possible 26. Rassau. I The parish of Rassau has a gross estimated ren- tal of X4,418 19s. The rateable value of the agri- cultural land is X116 5s., and of buildings and other hereditaments, C3,091 5s.; the assessable value is X3,149, being an increase of C13. The population is 989. One person used the house for 62 days, and eight received out-relief at a cost of X34 9s 6d. The Guardian is Mr Stephen Devnallt, and he attended 17 meetings out of a possible 26. Maintenance. I For the inmates of the house 12,329 days' main- tenance were provided at a net cost of 4/9! per head per week, made us as follows Cost of provisions, 3/9; clothing, 9fd; necessaries, 2fd. Establishment charges are not included. Financial Statement. I The total receipts amount to zCI3,044 13s 6!d, and the expenditure to X10,237 4s lid. The heaviest item on the receipts side is an amount of X9,318, overseers' contributions. On the ex- penditure side out-door relief amounts to XI,519 14s 9d; lunatics, zC787 4s 4d; union officers, as- sistants, servants, etc., X555 lis 9id, and paid Brecon County Council county rates, R4,969 16s lOd, and the Monmouthshire County Council, zCl,115 8s 6d.
Assistant-Overseers' Books. I BRECON GUARDIANS' RESOLUTION. I Brecon guardians meeting, on Friday, was at- tended by Mr Owen Price (chairman), Miss Philip Morgan, Archdeacon E. L. Bevan, Revs. A. E. Evans, H. J. Church Jones, A. Garnons Williams, Thomas Griffiths and Messrs. A. A. Mitchell, Dl. Phillips, John Phillips, John Jones (Battle), Edgar Morgan, John Jones (Llandefalle), W. Watcyn Williams, John Jones (Glyn), John Smith, Wm. Morgan, Rees Williams, E. T. Hyde, 0. T. Harrys Howells, Jenkin Williams, Daniel Watkins, John Powell, David Davies, John Jones (Llanfihangel-Nantbran), T. Morgan and B. J. Hill (deputy-clerk.) The master reported that, during the past fort- night, 72 vagrants were relieved, a decrease of 74, compared with the same period last year. The master also reported that, at date, there were 48 inmates in the house—a comparative decaease of 12. The house committee recommended that the cook s salary be increased from £20 to X22 10s per annum. Miss Philip Morgan moved the adoption of the recommendation. Mr E. 1. Hyde seconded, and the board con- curred. The deputy-clerk informed the members that the auditor complained that the books of the assistant- overseers in several parishes were badly kept. The vice-chairman thought a letter should be forwarded to the assistant-overseers who were at fault. Eventually, the board resolved that the assistant-overseers' attention should be called to the auditor's remarks.
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I Knighton County Court. I I BUTCHER'S CLAIM. At Knighton County Court on Wednesday, be- fore Judge Wm. Evans, W. Jones, butcher, Broad street, sought to recover from Wm. Jones, Caotle road, the sum of X15 5s 5d for meat supplied. Defendant's wife appeared and stated that she had a daughter to provide for. Her son worked on the line, and her husband earned 16/- per week. She had nothing to depend on but her husband's wages, and offered 2/- per month.. His Honour (to plaintiff) Why did you let the debt go on so long? Plaintiff She had. been a good customer and had paid her accounts from time to time. She had had X20 from the railway and X12 from the Foresters' Club. Defendant said her expenses had been very heavy, and mentioned several sums which she had paid. She had a good many receipts, but could not say what the railway journeys had cost. His Honour There must be X18 somewhere. Defendant That's no reason why I should pay it away for nothing. His Honour You must pay 5/- per month for the present, and, if you come to the next court and show receipts amounting to R32, I will make another order. This was the only defended case that came be- fore His Honour.
Rev. H. Elvet Lewis, who is so well-known in Brecon and Radnor, inspected the 1st London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Llandudno on Thursday, representing the execu- tive committee of London Welshmen, who have carried out important work in connection with the formation of the two London Welsh Battalions. After the inspection of the battalion, which par- aded in full marching order with the goat and bands on the west shore, the rev. gentleman gave a short address. I
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Casualties, affecting 47 officers and 1,539 ￼ and file, were reported on Wednesday night, 9LW-o officers of the South Wales Borderers, Capt. 1I.idn: El gee and Lieut. P. H. Turner, aj? reported i?' ed in the Dardanelles, and another officer of b, same regiment, Lieut. R. C. Inglis (who was p?- yiouBly reported wounded) has succumbed to his 'o- juries. Lieut. Rupert C. Inglis and his brot Second-lieutenant H. J. Inglis, were both woaaa? on the Gallipoli peninsula, and the former nOo reported to have died of wounds. He was the 00" of Mr C. G. Inglis, J.P., Glanwye, Bu"? Wells, and, together with his brother, came over from Canada to join the Army last autumn.
BRECONSHIRE POLICE—continued. the Army. Special Constables The Swansea Corporation gave notice to withdraw the special constables who were employed for the protection of their waterworks at Cray. This was done on the 21st May. The corporation are now guarding the reservoir with their own men. The Cardiff Waterworks are still guarded by your special con- stables. A cheque for X599 Os 3d has been receiv- ed from the Home Office, being half-payment for services of special constables from the outbreak of war to 31st December, 1914. Half the amount received for the actual salaries of these men is to be refunded as follows :—Swansea, X211 8s 9d; Cardiff, 4200 156 6d; Abercrave Colliery Co., R33 9s 9d; total, Y,445 14£. Searching and attend- ance (female prisoners) At present there are no fixed scales of charges for the searching and at- tendance upon female prisoners, or for the wash- ing of cell bed clothing. Therefore, I beg to submit the following charges for your approval:—Search- ing and attendance, first 24 hours, or part thereof, 2/6; each successive 24 hours, or part thereof, 1/ washing cell bed clothing (quilts, bed covers and blankets), 6d each. Government Inspection His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary (Mr Leonard Dunning) inspected the two divisions of this county on the 4th June. Replying to the chairman, the chief constable said the inspector expressed his approval of the efficiency of the force and smartness of the men. The chief constable asked whether the special al- lowance, as a war bonus, granted to the members of the force at the last meeting, should be paid to wives of constables now serving with the forces. The clerk said the committee had no power to grant this. On the suggestion of Mr Prosser Jones, it was decided to ask the Home Office whether this could not be done. "I think," said Mr Jones, "that the wives of those who have joined the colours should have the same benefit as others." County Surveyor's Report. I The county surveyor reported, with reference to the county buildings, as follow :—Brecon Repairs have been carried out to the roofs, etc., the cells and corridors have been lime-whitened, and a new notice board has been provided, at a cost of £4 Os lOd. Cefn The colouring and painting to the court and public rooms, alluded to in my last report, have been carried out, the cells and corridor have been lime-whitened, the wood-work,4 etc., painted, and repairs made to the electric bells, at a cost of £ 10 5s. Sundry small repairs to roof, chim- neys, grates, etc., have been completed, and the gate and posts, forming the public entrance to the court, have been renewed at a cost of R9 16s 6d. Llanwrtyd The small repairs, as reported to you last quarter, have been completed, at a total cost of 43 18s lid. Talgarth Small repairs have been done to part of the boundary wall, and, on the re- quisition of the chief constable, new blinds have been supplied at a cost of J61 12s 4d. Ystrad- gynlais (old) It has been necessary to renew por- tions of the front eaves, gutters, and down-pipe, and to lay a new drain from the latter. Ystrad- gynlais (new) The formation of the parade grounds, roads and pathways is approaching com- pletion, apart from the question of tar-paving, which it has been decided to defer for the present. The furniture has been ordered, but delay in de- livery is expected owing to the war. As soon as the furniture comes to hand (probably in two or three weeks' time), arrangements may be made for using the court.