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I PUBLIC NOTICES. PUBLIC NOTICES. John Lloyd, deceased. INOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all Credit- 1: ors and other persons having any claims ag- ainst the Estate of John Lloyd Esquire J.P. late of 15 Chepstow Place Bayswater in the County of London (who died on the 6th day of June 1915) and whose Will was proved in London are hereby required to send particulars in writing of such claims to us the undersigned as Solicitors for Miss Gwcnllian E. F. Morgan and Robert Lewis Hun- ter the Executors of the said Will on or before the 24th day of December 1915. And Notice is hereby given that at the expiration of that time the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled there- to having regard only to such claims as they shaW then have notice and that they will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose claim they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 10th day of November 1915. HUNTER & HAYNES, 9 New Square, Solicitor for the said Executors. Lincoln's Inn, London, W.C. 170b re Jar?e Watkins deceased j A LL Persons having claims against the Estate, of the above named deceased who died on the 5th day of November 1915, at the Watton, Brecon, are icq nested to forward the same to the under- mentioned on or before the 1st day of December, 1915. after which date the Executors will proceed to distribute the assets having only regard to such I claims as are then received. -i Delted this 15th day of November, 1915, D. W. E. and M. F. THOMAS, Solicitors for the Executors. 19. Castle Street, Brecon. if bl74 PRESENTATION TO THE REY. D SAUNDERS JONES, M.A., & MRS. SAUNDERS JONES. j THE ahove presentation will be made at St. David's Parish Hall, Brecon, on Thursday, 25th November instant. Chair to be taken at 8 p.m. All subscribers invited to attend. i James Norbury, T. J. Parry, j bl77 Churchwardene. Borough of Brecon. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CHRISTMAS MARKET ?' WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR On WEDNESDAY, the 2M day of December next, G. HYATT WILLIAMS, Gruild Hall, Brecon, Tgwn Clerk. November 9th, 1915. bl71 ALL KINDS OF INSURANCES EFFECTED. Igr CLAIMS PROMPTLY SETTLED. j AOBNT for several FEBST CLASS COMPANIES. W. WILMAMS, Accountant, Insurance, and General Agent, BL, N NYBRIDGE, & 6, BULWARK, BRECON. b724 PITWOOD FOR SALE BY TENDER. A BOUT 29 Acres Oak and Larch Poles in four Lots on Van Farm, Myddfai, distance 3 ^iles from Llandovery Station. The Tenant will o;¡hew respective Lots. b Tenders to Mr Thomas Jones, Llwynmeredian, bY December 1st, 1915. The highest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. bl78
I ^cknoujlcdomtttts. ￼ 'G. AXD E. CRIPPS, Harp Terrace, Brecon, desire ￼ to thank all .friends for their kind sympathy in l? their recent sorrow. 98p
I F.C.C. WORK.
I F.C.C. WORK. From all accounts the Free Church Council movement in Breconshire and Radnorshire, as in other parts of the country, has arrived at a somewhat criti- cal period in its history. If it is to pro- ceed with any real power and with sub- stantial advantage to the churches, very careful handling is needed in the im- mediate future. ZD Its early popularity and Success were fully justified by the lofty aspirations its promoters had in view, and by good work accomplished. The great conventions, the stirring public meetings, that access of unity and brotherhood are still a pleasant memory. If the movement had done nothing else than bring down to our counties the great Nonconformist leaders, it would have rendered valuable and inspiring service. Still, no real movement can live and thrive on public displays. The real object for which the council was established was" only partially realised when Free Church people had been stirred up, and their old enthusiasms re-enkindled. After a few Years there came a time of fierce attack and misrepresentation. Those, who for one reason and another did not love the Tnovement, set out in public speech, and still more in the Press, to damage it. More unworthy and unfair attacks were never made. Probably these critics were principally those who differed from the majority in reference to political ques- tions. Past history need not now be re- vived, but no real Free Churchman, no one who is worth anything to the cause of Nonconformity, could seriously sit in con- demnation because Free Church Councils fought with all their might against the injustices of the Education Act. This, a no doubt, led Free Church Councils fur- ther into the political realm than they ever thought to go, but it can not be said that the councils became appendages of [ any political organisation. Their action from start to finish had to do solely with great principles of liberty and freedom, or with the moral interests of the coun- try. Given a similar history, Free Church people as a whole would be found patiently treading along the same hard Way again. Latterly, the movement has suffered in Wales from another cause. Misunderstandings between London and "Wales, unfortunately, caused dissatisfac-! tion and the establishment of a rival or- ganisation. It is not our intention to -,deal with this "chapter," which, we re- gret to say, resulted in councils in Brecon- shire and Radnorshire becoming divided lEi in their allegiance. Happily, the dispute is now nearly at an end, and in the im- mediate future a reconciliation will al- most certainly be completed. The I' National Council has now granted Wales complete autonomy. As this was the chief object of those who differed from the policy of the National Council, there should be no real difficulty, if a spirit of give and take prevails, in settling the de- tails of the new constitution. It would, indeed, be deplorable if any question of personality were allowed to even delay the establishment of Free Church peace in Wales. There is still great and imme- diate work in many directions for Free Church people to do in their united I capacity. Indeed, most of the work for which councils were originally established to accomplish still remains to be done. The winter programmes are now being discussed. What are the local centres going to do ? Are they going to fold their arms and say that because they have not accomplished all they expected they will give the work up ? We hope not! If things are wrong, and it seems they are, it will need the best gifts in the Churches to get them put right. If the Free Church movement has "shot its bolt," it will be far better to get rid of it straight-a-way than to waste time in flogging a dead horse. At the moment it holds the field, and no suggestion has been put forward for anything better to put in its place. Free Church people are not afraid of reform or reconstruction. They have no reservations or false fancies about preserving things that have become useless. They are surely prepared to meet and clean the slate if that is the best course to take. Before doing so, how- ever, they would be well-advised to meet together in friendly conference in order to set their course, and then, with resolution and determination, respond in whatsoever way seems best.
Notes and Notions.
Notes and Notions. Last year's market tolls at Llandovery totalled c£107. >:< The Wye flowed level with its banks on Friday evening. Bread was increased to 8d per four-pound loaf at BuilthWlls on Monday. About a foot of snow fell in the Upper Chapel district on Thursday night. Brynmawr made extensive arrangements for the observance of Russia's Day. Private Bert Morris, A.S.C., was home on fur- lough at Rhayader a few days last week. I >:< The hills and mountains of Breconshire were capped with snow on Saturday morning. Rifleman W. J. Hendy (Llandovery), after a few davs' sick-leave, returned to the front last week. Llandovery tolls produced, last year, a surplus, after payment of expenses, equivalent to a 2d rate. Heard in Breconshire "Whose funeral is that, Mrs Jones?" "Oh, nobody living here," was the reply. Cynghordy inhabitants collected nearly 1,500 eggs towards the Red Cross 'movement during the past three months. !r Brynmawr Chamber of Trade is making an ef- fort to secure the appointment of a resident inspec- tor under the Shops Act. Llandovery canvassers were quite busy last week- end, especially on Saturday afternoon, when most of the men could be found at home. • Persons on business in Brecon police court were slightly alarmed by the fall of glass from the toot on Friday. Someone must have been telling one! Hon. R. C. Devereux was unable to attend the memorial service at the Priory Church, Brecon, on Friday, to the late Col. Garnons Williams, owing to indisposition. Mr J. Griffiths, L.L.B. has been appointed clerk to the Brynmawr District Education Committee and clerk to the Managers of the Council Schools in succession to Mr John Thomas (resigned). Mr Arthur Gardner (son of Mr H. Gardner, Cwmhach, Glasbury-on-Wye) has enlisted in a. London regiment. Charles, another son of Mi- Gardner, has been in the Army since the war broke out. Mr J. C. Pryse Rice (mayor of Llandovery) an- nounces that £150 15s 4d has been subscribed to the Prince of Wales's Fund, and, during the past year, that a Red Cross hospital has been opened in the town. The following just shows the "pulling" power of the "Express'' :—"Please stop my advertise- ment-I have received sufficient" applications— W.S., Post Office, Llangammarch Wells, Novem- ber 9th, 1915." This "wanted" advt. only ap- peared one week. Brecon can pride itself as having a thorough Welshman as Mayor for the ensuing year. At the police court, on Monday, Mr Jones Powell, solicitor, said Councillor G. T. Jones was a Welshman of Welshmen, and could sentence a prisoner iia an englyn if necessary. "The Queen" Christmas double number will be an absolutely unique production. The proprietors are giving away, with each copy, a beautifully coloured-picture on canvas, "The Foster Mother" (Arthur J. Elsley). Mr Robert Powell, who went out to Egypt and India with the Brecknockshire Territorials as a private, has received a commission. He is the son of a Herefordshire schoolmaster, and is a fine athlete. Builth Wells recruiting canvassers, under Lord Darby's scheme, commenced their somewhat dif- ficult task on Saturday. The business was under- taken with a grave sense of responsibility, and the canvassers were, to say the least, extremely court- eous and tactful, By his excellent kino entertainments at Builth and Llandrindod, Mr G. M. Hand (proprietor) was enabled to hand over C26 7s to the cinema trade fund for the provision of a complete motor ambulance unit. Llandrindod yielded ZCIS, and Builth, £ 8 7s. 4,11 excellent pamphlet on "French Munition Workers' Sacrifices and Aims" by M. Albert Thomas (French Minister of Munitions) can now be obtained on application to the Munitions Par- liamentary Committee (37 Room), 6, Whitehall Gardens, London, S.W. The late Mrs Anna' Theophila, Philips, whose death was recorded recently, was the widow of the late Mr G. H. Philips, of Abbey-Cwmhir, whom she survived for nearly 30 years. Mrs Philips re- endowed the benefice of Abbey-Owmhir, built a vicarage, and made many costly gifts to the Church. Mr and Mrs David Hughes, Castle street, Rhayader, have received news from the War Office I that their son, Private John Hughes (R.W.F), has been killed in action. This is the third son Mr and Mrs Hughes have lost in the war. Ano- ther son is now fighting in France, and the fifth is with the Welsh Horse Regiment. —- V Considerable snow fell in various parts of Rad- norshire on Thursday evening, and, on parts of Radnor Forest, it was well over eight inches deep. The fall was also very considerable in Knighton and neighbourhood. Rain predominated at Llandrindod Wells, but, for a little while, there was quite a white coating on the ground.
I C.O.'s Complaint.
I C.O.'s Complaint. I BRECON MAYOR'S APPEAL. I WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND DRINK. At the Brecon Borough Police Court on Monday, the Mayor (Councillor G. T. Jones) said A letter has been received from the Commanding Officer at Brecon complaining of very insulting and abusive language used by a, man from (a village near Brecon) to one of his non-commissioned officers. This court has already dealt with one similar offence, and I have no hesitation in saying that if any such case is brought before this bench, the severest penalty that can be inflicted shall be im- posed. The Commanding Officer also complains that some of the wounded soldiers have returned to barracks the worse for drink. The bench make a special appeal to the public to be very careful how they treat these men, however much in kindness it is intended, as most of them are weak from wounds, or the hardship of war, and very little will overcome them. The bench also appeal to the pub- j, licans to try and use their discretion when serving our soldiers, and thus try to avoid the danger they run of having their licences endorsed—or cancel- led,-if cases of drunkenness are traced to their houses. I can assure them we do not want any such business in our borough.
IBrecon and Troops.
I Brecon and Troops. I Prospects of Billeting. I MILITARY AUTHORITIES MAKE ENQUIRIES. I CHAMBER OF TRADE DISCUSSION. Considerable satisfaction was expressed by Bre- con townspeople this week at the prospect of hav- ing a large number of troops billeted in the town. Whether the troops will be sent immediately, or, indeed whether it has been decided to send them at all, we are not yet in a position to say definite- ly, but the visit of certain military gentlemen to the town on Tuesday and the nature of their en- quiries lead us to think that at last Brecon will be recognised in this direction. On Tuesday, Colonel Irving, commanding the 23rd area, with other officers visited Brecon, and accompanied by the Chief Constable, Supt. Stephen Jones, and other prominent townsmen, made ex- haustive enquiries with a view to the billeting of from 1,500 to 2,000 troops. The visitors were shown all suitable public and private buildings, with what result we cannot say. Chamber of Trade Discussion. At the meeting of the Brecon Chamber of Trade on Tuesday evening, the President (Mr E. A. Watts) referred to the proposed joint deputation from the Town Council and Chamber for the pur- pose of waiting upon the military authorities with regard to billeting at Brecon. Lately, said Mr Watts, the Chamber of Trade had had brought to their notice by several tradesmen the fact that Mr Edwin Davies, secretary of the County Insurance Committee, was the correspondent in re- ference to the depression of trade and distress due to the war. Several trad- ers had written Mr Davies asking him to impress the Health Insurance Authorities at Cardiff that a great number of people had been en- listed from this district and that the town had not been favourably considered as other towns had been. At the last committee meeting of the Chamber of Trade he (Mr Watts) was instructed to send a. letter to Mr Davies asking him to do all he possibly could to bring the fact to the notice of the authorities. Mr Davies replied that he had sent the matter on to the Intelligence Department and had for months past been pressing upon the. department the urgency from a trade point of view of billeting troops at Brecon. He (Mr Davies) had every reason to think that due importance of this matter to the town of Brecon was being rea- lised and that something would be done, and that when the townspeople were asked to provide the accommodation he hoped everyone would give their assent. The President, proceeding, said he expected they had all heard that some of the authorities had been in the town hunting round for suitable places for billeting and had spent a good deal of time in the matter. In that fact, he thought, they might find encouragement. Military officers were in the town on that and-.the previous day and it had been said that perhaps 1,500 or more troops would come to Brecon—perhaps—let them hope that it was true. (Hear, hear). Mr Watts went on to say that if the troops did come he hoped they would give them a hearty welcome and see to their comfort and help them in every possible way. (Hear, hear.) He hoped when they came first to the town there would be some little demonstration of welcome by the flying of flags and bunting in order to show how the townspeople appreciated the troops. (Hear, hear). A desultory discussion followed which was closed by the President remarking The Chamber has been struggling over this matter for months and months and if we are going to have success at last, I am sure we shall be doubly pleased. There is nothing to be done at present but "wait and see. sec. ;I t
NEW RECTOR. I INDUCTION CEBEMONY AT CANTREFF. I Rev. D. Saunders Jones, M.A., was inducted to the living of Cantreff by the Bishop of Swansea on. Monday afternoon. There was a goodly con- gregation at Cantreff Church to witness the in- teresting ceremony and to hear an address by the Bishop. The church, which is an historic one, was restored in 1869, and there is also a chapel of ease, called Nantddu, in the parish about seven or eight miles from the mother church.
Landlords and Rents. I
Landlords and Rents. I FERMENT AT CEFNCOED. I In order to protest against the action of some landlords in increasing rents in Cefh-coed, Mer- thyr, a public. meeting of the inhabitants was held recently in the Carmel Vestry, when a number of instances where rents had been raised were given. Mr John Williams, miners' agent, Merthyr, condemned what he termed "the unpatriotic ac- tions of certain landlords, who sought to exploit their tenants." So far as he could see, there was no-reason whatever for the increases, as he under- stood the rates in that area had been reduced 4d in the X. He could not conceive of anything more unpatriotic than for property owners to take- ad- vantage of the families of men serving their King and country. It was the duty of public authorit- ies, for the sake of peace, to interfere, or else there would be serious trouble. Mr J. Price, Cefn, also spoke, and subsequently a deputation was appointed to wait on the land- lords concerned with a view to prevailing upon them to withdraw their increases. It was also stated that in some cases where the increase had been as much as 4s a month it was not recorded in the rent book, but a separate re- ceipt was giyen for the additional amount. Un- less the rents are reduced immediately trouble of a serious nature is anticipated.
1 ! -Funeral at Libanus.
Funeral at Libanus. DEATH OF MRS. MORGAN, THE IILL. With great regret we have to record the death of Mrs Morgan, wife of Mr T. Morgan, Libanus Mills, and daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Jones, Lower Comelyn, Glyn. After a long and painful illness patiently borne, she passed away on Friday, the 5th inst., at the early age of 45. Deceased was well-known in the surrounding dis- trict, and highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the 9th, at Libanus, when a large number of friends and neighbours came together to pay their last tribute of respect, and express their sympathy with the bereaved. The service at the house was taken by the vicars of Llanspyddid and Ultyd, and at Libanus by the Rev. R. Williams, Devynock. The chief mourners were Mr T. Morgan (hus- band); Elsie, Jessie, Mary and Hilda (daugh- j ters) Brinley (who is a corporal in the Pern- brokeshire Yeomanry); Howell and. Eddie (sons); Mr and Mrs Jones, Cwmclyn (brother and sister- in-law) Mr Edwin Jones, Nottingham (brother); Mr and Mrs Williams, Trawsnant (sister and brother-in-law); Mrs Green, Ogniore Vale (sis- ter); Councillor T. Evans, Llandrindod (uncle); Mrs Horton, Llanbadarn, Penybont (cousin) Mrs Pryce Jones, Pontyclun, and Mrs Benett, (Birmingham (sisters-in-law); and Mr and Mrs Williams, Taihirion. The coffin, of polished oak with massive brass fittings, was supplied by Mr; W. Powell, Libanus. I A large number of beautiful wreaths were sent from the following :-In ever loving memory of dear mother, dad-a and children; in loving remem- brance from John and Annie, Cwmclyn; in lov- ing remembrance from Pollie and Llewelyn, Tros- nafit; in loving remembrance from Edwin and Annie, Shirebrook, Nottingham; in loving mem- ory from Pryce and family, Pontyclun with deep j sympathy from Uncle Tom and Cousin Bessie, Llandrindod in loving sympathy from Taihireon: with heartfelt sympathy from Fred and Bessie. Birmingham; with loving remembrance from Cousin Lizzie, Brecon; in loving memory of a. kind mistress, from George and Maggie Haines, Tairbull; with Mr and Mrs H. E. Barnett and damily's (Cardiff) deepest sympathy: in loving memory of a dear friend from Mr and Mrs Rich- ards, Aberbran; in loving memory and with deep- est sympathy from Annie A. Powell, Athrawdy, Defynock; with deep sympathy from Mr J. Evans and Mrs Chambers, New Greyhound, LIanfaes: rith deepest sympathy from Mr and Mrs Rees. Aberhafesp, Newtown; with loving remembrance and deep sympathy from 20 and 50, Orchard 1street, Llanfaes; with deep sympathy froni the members of the Mothers' Union of Llanspyddid: with deep sympathy, Mr and Mrs Jones, Rhydy- wernen ilia.
I Beaufort Estate Sajes.
I Beaufort Estate Sajes. I Breconshire Lands and Farms. I MAJORITY DISPOSED OF. .4 At the Angel Kotel, Abergavennv, on Tuesday, Mr D. T. Alexander, of Messrs Stephenson and Alexander, Cardiff, acting in conjunction with Messrs Lofts and Warner, London, commenced the sale of extensive portions of the estates of the Duke of Beaufort. The properties offered were situated in the Duffryn Crawnon and GlasfairlValleys, in the parishes of Llangynidr, Llanelly, and Rhymney, Breconshire. To-day (Wednesday) Monmouthshire properties, including Llangattock Park, were sub- mitted. There was a very large and representative com- pany, and of the 38 lots, comprising over 1,688 acres,, the majority were sold. A number of lots were purchased by the tenants, to whomthe Duke of Beaufort offered special facilities, allowing the completion to be extended over a period ending March 24th. 1917. The solicitors acting w&re Messrs Hooper and Whately, London, while the land, agents were Messrs Lofts and Warner, London, and Mr James Edwards, Crickhowell. Details. The results were as follows Lot 1.—Freehold land, woodlands and buildings, at the head of the Duffryn Crawnon Valley, Llan- gynidr parish, called Blaen Crawnon, 37a. 3r. 31p., rental J615, tithe for 1915 JE1 8s. 3d., land tax free, with grazing rights on Llangynidr Mountain sold to Mr David Phillips, the tenant, at L370. Lot 2.—Freehold land, Coedcae Brunant, 41a. Or. 4p., with grazing rights, rental L6, tithe for 1915 6s. 4d., land tax 7d., soli to Mr W. R. Dauncey, solicitor, Tredegar, for £ 130. Lot 3.—Freehold fields, called Croft, with graz- ing rights, 3a. lr. 26p., rental £1 10s., tithe for 1915 5s. 6d., land tax free sold to Mr W. R. Dauncey, solicitor, for L50. Lot 4.—Freehold land, called Tir-yr-Arlwydd, 5a. 3r. 23p., rental t6 10s., tithe for 1915 1. lid., land tax free, with grazing rights: sold to Mr W. S. Gustard, solicitor, Newport, Mon., for L160. Lot 5.-Freehold land and pl=tation, called Glog Fawr, 7a. 2r. 28p.. rental £ 19, tithe for 1915 ?1 17s. 10d., land tax free, with grazing rights sold to Mr W. S. Gustard, solicitor, for JE480. Lot 6.—Freehold land, cottage, buildings and woodland, called Glog Fawr, J88a. Ir. 32p. rental £ 30 (plantation in hand), tithe for 1915 12 1 is. 3d., land tax free, with grazing rights withdrawn- Lot 7.-Freehold land and woodland, called Glog Fawr, 44a. 3r. 17p. rental JE15, tithe for 1915 £1 12s. 4d., land tax free sold to Mr Philip Francis, the tenant, for 1400. Lot 8.-Freehold pasture, called Cae-Hen, 21a. 2r. 22p., rental 117 i3s. tithe for 1915 j61 2s. 3d land tax free sold to Mr John Bevan, the tenant,. for X400. Lot 9.-Penygam Farm, freehold, with wood- lands, 59a. Or. 16p., rental jE33, tithe for 1915 jE3 8s. 3d. not sold. Lot 10.—Pant-y-Paerau Farm, freehold, 100a. 3r. 15p., rental JE67, tithe for 1915 17 188. 8d. not sold. Lot 11.—Waen-Ddu and Tyle Farm, freehold, 68a., rental £ 60, rental for 1915 £ 7 13s. 6d., land tax 7s. not sold. j Lot 12.-Tyle Bach Farm and woodland, freehold, 25a. 3r. 6p., rental £ 32 9s., tithe for 1915 S2 4;. 3d. not sold. Lot 13.-Freehold land and woodland, called j Coedcae Mal, 25a. lr. 39p., rental J69, tithe for 1915 18s. 8d. sold to Mr Jones, timber merchant, Llan- gynidr, for £J.50. Lot 14.-High Meadowfarm, freehold, 62a. Or 7p., rental 155, tithe for 1915 JE4 19s. Sd., land tax lis. 3d. not sold. Lot 15.— Claisfer Uchaf Farm, freehold, 980.. 3r. 29p., rental SSO, tithe for 1915 £ 8 4s. 7d., land tax i5s.; not sold. Lot 16.-Freehold land, woods, efo., with water rights and site of proposed reservoir, called Waun- y-Coed, Tylecoed, and Blaeu-y-cwm, 188a. 3r. 30p., rental £6(' 12s. with buildings, tithe for 1915 L7 14s. 7d., land tax 5s. 8d.; not sold. Lot 17.—Penrhiwgarn Farm, freehold, 48a. Ir. 38p., rental £ 29 12s. 6d., with woodland in hand, tithe for 1915 13 9s. 4d. sold to Mr E. Edwards, the tenant for L750. Lot 18 -.Freehold pasture, called Cae Erw, rental Y,5 (with plantations in hand), 17a. 3r. 37p., tithe for 1915 22s. 5d.; sold to Mr Watkin Morgan, Tredegar, for £ 420. Lot 19. Freehold pasture, called Bryn Becca Fields, 13a. 3r. 28p rental 121, tithe for 1915, X2 19s. 7d.; sold to Mr William Jones. Llangynidr, for £ 485.■ Lot 20.-Pen-common Farm, freehold, with other lands, 42a. 1r. 24p., rental £71, tithe for 1915 £9 Is. Id., land tax 9s. lOd. sold to Mr John Wil- liams, Crickhowell, for 11,450. Lot 21.-Freehold pasture land, Tyr-y-Garddy, area 3a. Or. 30p., let at jE7 per annum, tithe for 1915 12s. Sd. sold to Mr Jenkins for JE125. .Lot 22.—Pasture field, freehold, forming part of Glan-yr-Afon Farm. area la. 3r. 20p., let at jE3 per annum, tithe fer 1915 6s. 6d., free of land tax; sold to Mr H. S. Berry, Merthyr, for ZCIO I. Lot 23.-Pasture field, freehold, forming part of Glan-yr-Afon Farm. area 6a. lr. 37p., let at;CS per annum, tithe for 1915 J61 5s. 10d., free of land tax; sold to Mr J. Jones, Glasbryn, Llangynidr, for £ 200. The foregoing lots have grazing rights on the Llangynidr Mountain. Lot 24.- Freehold residence. Glan-yr-Afon House, together with fishery in the River U sk. with garden acd premises, let at JE70 per annum, tithe for 1915 Is. 6d., free of land tax. Lot 25. consisting of Glan-yr-Afon Farm, area 16a. Or. 3p., lot at £ 32 per annum, tithe for 1915 ES 14s., free of land tax, was offered with Lot 24, and both were sold to Mr Jenkins for £ 2,200. Lot 26.-Pasture lands, freehold, and buildings, Tp Peter, area 32a. Ir. 2p., let at S45 per annum, tithe for 1915 £ 5 3s. 2d., land tax paid by landlord sold te Mr R. A. Thomas, Llangynidr, for £ 1,230 Lot 27.-Tir William Richard Farm, containing 24a. Or. lp., let at t45 per annum, tithe for 1915 £1 5s. lid., free of land tax sold to Mr William Jones, Llangynidr, for £ 975. Jones, LlanV r? hold Farm, Aber-Yail, containing Lot 2 8 33a Or. 15p., let at 132 14s. per annum, together with pleasure fieldj area la. lr. 18p., let at jEl 11s 6d. per annum, tithe for 1915 £5 3s. 9d. t sold to I Mr William Jones, Llangynidr, for L910. Lot 29.-Freehold farm, Pant-Teg, containing 45a. 3r. 24p., let £ 41 per rnnum, together with farmhouse and .buildings, tithe for 1915 16 3s. 3d free of land tax sold to Mr John Williams, tenant, for ;CI,200. Lot 30.-Freehold cottage and premises and land, Worcester Cottage, with fishery in the River Usk, containing 4a. 3r. 30p., let at L6 pfr annum, tithe for 1915 16s. 9d. sold to T. G. Cartwright, London, S.W., for £ 3,000. Lot 31.—Freehold pasture field, adjoining Cy- i ffredin Cottage, area 3i. 17p., let at 16s, 6d. per 1annum, tithe for 1915 Is. 8d free of land tax sold to mr navies, solicitor. uriciinoweii, ior ;t¡õu. Lot 32.-Freehold residence, Clydach Villa, with pasture land, containing la. 3r. Gp,, let at CIL per annum, tithe for 1915 3s. 7d., land tax free, was not sold. Lot 33.—Freehold double-licenced hotel and pre- mises, the Beaufort Arms, together with freehold land, containing 5a. 0J. 31p., let at L55 per annum, tithe for 1915 lIs. 6d., land tax free sold to Mr H.' S. Berry, Merthyr, for £ 1,830. Lot 34.-Freehold farm, Tyisaf, situate at Rhymney Bridge, area 121a. 2r. 30p., let at JE24 per annum, with farmhouse and buildings, tithe for 1915 C4 5s Id, land tax free sold to Mr W. W. Meredith, solicitor, Merthyr, for £535. Lot 35.-Freehold farms, Blaen Rhymney and Pwllau-Duon farms, containing 284a. 2r. lp., let at X40 per annum, tithe for 1915 XG 12s 3d, land tax free was not sold. Lot 36.Freeholdresfdence, Rhymney House, containing la. 3r. lip., let at k26 per annum, tithe for 1915 1/11, land tax free was not sold. Lot 37.—Freehold pasture lands, Old Furnace
I Brecon Farmers. I LACK OF RAILWAY TRUCKS. I HELPING PENOYRE HOSPITAL. The lack of trucking facilities at Brecon on market and fair days wa-s discussed at a meeting of the Brecon Branch of the Farmers' Union, held at the Wellington Hotel on Tuesday. A letter was.read from the local Chamber of Trade to the effect that if the F.U. took the initiative they would lend them the strongest support to get mat- I ns remedied. It was pointed out in the course of discussion that the present conditions were due to the war pressure, but other members said that the same difficulties existed long before the outbreak of of war. It was ultimately decided on the motion of Mr John Smith, seconded by Mr T. G. Jones. to ask the Chamber of Trade to take combined action with the Union in approaching the respective rail- way companies. Mr John Smith proposed that the Union or- ganise a jumble sale towards helping the funds of Penoyre Hospital. He pointed out that this branch had already voted £ 50 to the Welsh branch of the Netley Hospital, and it was now their duty to help as substantially as they could the hospital which was being instituted in their own county. It was up to them, as farmers, not to show them- selves as shirkers in any shape or form, and al- though "the white" was showing too much on the top of their lieads-(Iaugbter)--t<) a-Ilow them to join the fighting lines, it was their duty to do all they could for the men who came back from the firing line—(hear, hear)—and he trusted they would do it. He hoped that every farmer, wheth- er lie was a member of the Union or not, would heartily support the sale. (Hear, hear.) The suggestion met with whole-hearted ap- proval, and it was decided to hold the. jumble sale on the day of the December fair. On the motion of Mr Daniels (Llwynrhida), se- conded by Mr John Smith, it was unanimously decided to ask Lady Glanusk to open the sale.
PENOYltC HOSPITAL. f
PENOYltC HOSPITAL. f The following is a further list of donation's to' the Breconshire Hospital for wounded :— R s. d. Lady Salt 10 0 0 Mrs Kidston 10 0 0 Capt. Archibald Evans 10 0 0 Mrs Parry de Winton 5 5 0 (not as previously published) Miss M. D. Evans 5 0 0 Miss Logan Elmslie 5 0 0 Mr Arthur Garnons Williams 5 0 0 Mrs David Powell 5 0 0 •J.M. 110 J. -Ni. kint<)n aii d A Ilss ]K- The Misses de Winton and Miss K. W. Woonton 0 6 3 Full Total to date £ 1915 11 9 "73 J. H. FURMEDGE. j
Only Pieces of Paper. I
Only Pieces of Paper. I CASE INVOLVING OWNERSHIP OF NOTES I FOR ZCIOO. At the Glamorgan Assizes on Monday, a com- plicated action involving the ownership of two promissory notes for R.50 each was tried by Mr Justice Rowla-tt. Plaintiff was a collier, named William James, residing at Wind road, Ystrad- gynlais, and the defendant an engine driver, nam- ed John Jones, residing at 16, Glantawe road, Ystradgvnlais. Mr Marlay Samson (instructed by Mr J. Con- way Lewis) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Ellis Griffith, K..C,, M.P., and Mr Trevor Hunter :instructed by Mr E. Harris, of Swansea), repre- sented the defendant. Mr Samson, in opening the case, said the de- fendant was married to the sister of plaintiff, and the action was for the delivery up of two promis- sory notes for £ -50 each, dated May 20th, 1908, signed by Wm. Rosser and Evan Dummer, the trustees of the Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Ciiapel, Melincrythan, Neath, and by J. N. Jones, such notes being in favour of Ann James and William James. Ann James died in January, 1915, and the points for his lordship to decide would be whether William James was entitled to the notes in question,, and, if so, whether he was entitled to them in his personal or representative capacity as the surviving executor under the will of his late father. Mr Ellis Griffith said if plaintiff were only suing in his representative capacity as executor the notes would be given up. His Lordship suggested there should be a con- sultation with the object of disposing of the whole matter, and so obviate any difficulty in the future, and Mr Marlay Samson agreed that if the dispute could be settled now he was willing to allow the whole of the money to merge in the residuary es- tate. A private consultation was held in the judge's room, but apparently no agreement was come to, and the case proceeded. Plaintiff and his brother gave evidence in sup- port of the opening statement of counsel, and after the luncheon adjournment Mr Marlay Samson an- nounced that a further consultation had taken place. Wiser counsels bad preva.iled. and the case had been settled on terms which it was not necessary to disclose. His Lordship said this was obviously the wisest course to adopt, as his decision would not have affected the rights of the parties to one pennypiece of the money, 'but only to the possession of certain pieces of paper.
Farm Labourer's Death. I
Farm Labourer's Death. I I RESULT OF ACCIDENT LAST FEBRUARY, i I An inquest was held by Mr Jones- Williams (dep- I puty coroner) at the Workhouse Infirmary, Hay, on Saturday, touching the death of Albert Price, a farm labourer, Deceased, a married man, 37 years of age, worked at Upper Slieephouse farm, last February. From the evidence it appears he was engaged with other men with the thrashing machine and fell from the top of a bay of straw, a distance of from 16 to 18 feet. to the ground. Dr. Hincks said he bad attended deceased since the date of the accident (February 22)- He suffered from a fracture of the spine. The jury returned a verdict that deceased died from injuries accidentally received whilst loading straw on the date mentioned. The funeral took place at Hay cemetry on Tues- day afternoon.
I HEREFORD MARKET.
I HEREFORD MARKET. Wednesday. The tone of Hereford inarket to-day was dis- tinctly healthy, and, generally speaking, recent prices were maintained. Fat cattle were more numerous than ever, and late prices were main- tained. Milking cows sold well, and trade for fat sheep continued good. Bacon advanced about a farthing per pound, and there was a. larger supply of store pigs, which also advanced in price. Trade for store cattle was rather dull, but store sheep were in fa.ir demand.
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I FARMERS' COLUMN.
I FARMERS' COLUMN. IVuvhont fair takes place on the 26th met. Erwood market prices, on Thursday, were Butter. 1/4 per lb.; eggs, 2d each; chickens, 1 /• per lb. ducks, 1/ geese, lid and 1 turkeys, 1, and rabbits, lOd each. Talgarth poultry market prices. on Friday, I were Eggs, 4 and 5 for 1/ rabbits. lOd and lid each; apples. Id per lb.: fowls ia.d ducks. 1/1; and geese, lid. At Knighton market, on Thursday, prices were Eggs. 2d each; butter, 14 per lb.; fowls. 4/- to 4/6 per couple: chickens. 4/6 to 6/ rabbits, 2/ hares, 2/6 to 2/9 each: pheasants, 4/6 to 5/6 per brace: and partridges. 2.! to 2/3. Montgomeryshire Shire Horse Association, which claims to pay the highest fee in the country for retaining a sire for its members, has engaged for the ensuing season "Halstead Blue Blood," purchased by Mr E. 1. Appleby at the re-cent Tring Park Sale, for £ 1,500. There was exceedingly good supply and brisk trade at Brecon produce market, on Friday, but eggs were still dear. Prices -Buttt-r. 1/5 and 1/6 per lb- eggs, four for 1/ chickens, 6/6 to 7/6 per coupl; ducks (limited supply), 7 6 to 8/6 per couple: geese. lOd to 1/- per lb. apples, 7d to lOd per (juarter; and rabbits, 6d to 9d each. The tone of Bradford wool-market continued strong om Thursday, and the attitude of top- makers was very independent. Business had been done in 64's Merino tops at 3/2 £ and there were then few sellers below 3/3. Fine and med- ium cross-breds were firm at Monday's advances. Two shillings was about the price of 40's. Xewhridge-on-Wye fairs for 1916 are as follow :— March 16th, horses, cattle, sheep and pigs: May 16th. cattle, sheep, pigs and hiring; July 27th, cattle, sheep and pigs: September 21st, cattle, sheep and pigs; October 17th, horse fair- Novem- ber 2nd. cattle, sheep and pigs; and November list, horse fair, A small supply at Builth produce market, on Monday, met with brisk sale. Quotations were :—Eggs, 6 for 1/ butter. 1/4 and 1/5 per lb.: hve-chickens. 3/6 to 4/6 per couple; trussed- and 1- per lb.: trussed ducks, 1/ trussed geese. 1 rabbits, 8d to IOd each apples, Id per lb.: and potatoes, 4/- per cwt. Hay market, on Thursday, was largely attended. An adequate suplpy of produce was quickly dis- posed of. Rates were as follow :—Eggs, 5 and 6 for 1/ ibutter, 1/4 and 1/5 per lb.; trussed chick- ens. 1 per lb. trussed ducks, I/ trussed geese, IOd; apples, Id per lb.; chestnuts, 2d: and rab- bits, 1/- each. Attendance at Rhayader market, on Wednes- day. was small. An inadequate supply of produce met with early clearance. Rates were :—Eggs, 2d each; butter, 1/4 and 1/5 per lb.: live-fowls, 4/- to 5/- per couple; trussed-fowls, IOd per Ib. trussed ducks, lid; trussed geese, lOd: rabbits, lOd and lid each; hares, 2,6: pheasants, 4fH per brace: partridges, 2/6: apples, 1d and Ud per lb.: and pears, 2d. At Presteign market, on Wednesday, an in- sufifcient. supply of produce was quickly sold. Prevailing rates were :—Live-fowls, 4/- to 5/- per couple: trussed ditto. lOd per lb.; trussed ducks, lid: trussed geese, lOd: raMtits. lOd and lid each: hares, 2/6; pheasants, 4 6 per brace,; part- ridges. 2/6: apples, Id and 1M per lb.; pears, 2d: eggs, 2d each; and butter, 1'4 and 1/5 per Lb. Newbridge-on-Wye horse fair, on Thursday, was characterised by a plentiful supply of horses and a large number changed hands. Heavy cart- horses fetched high prices, and, in one instance. a, cart horse made over C80, being a remarkably good price. Heavy cart horses realised £60 to XSO; colliers. £ 45 to £ 58; cart-suckers. £ 18 to £ 25; cobs, £ 25 to £35; cob-suckers, £ 8 to £ 12; moun- tain pony suckers, £3 to £ 5. The President of the Board of Agriculture ad- vises skilled agricultural workers, whose labour is really indispensable on farms but who may yet feel a strong impulse to. join the Army, tha.t they should not attempt to enlist for immediate service, but that they should be attested and passed into the reserve, and he recommends farmers and all who have influence over such men to persuade them. to adopt this course while encouraging imme- diate enlistment of men who are not indispensable. Women harvesters in Brecon and Radnor did more work this year than they did in years gone bv. when it was the custom for them to lead their families into the harvest field for "gleaning. "Well do I remember, in the days of my boyhood," says a Wye Valley farmer, "the busy and cheerful scene when women and children went. back-bowed through the wheat- fields after the scythes and the stookers had done their work to gather up the stray ears into btindles." Gleaning is now a thing of the past, and in this year of war the women do the work of the men. A good supply of cattle was on offer at Builth stock market, on Monday, but trade was slow. Only a few cows with calves were in evidence. Yearling bullocks made zeg to £ 12: 2-year-olds, £ 12 to £15: and barren cows. £ 12 to £ 18. Very little business was transacted in the sheep de- partment. wether mutton fetching 4d to 5d per lb. (live weight) and Welsh store lambs, 12/- to 18/- each. Porkers were in great demand, aad realised 10/6 to 11/- per score (live. weight). Severa-J cart-pigs were offered, but were not much sought after, making 18/- to :!2. apiece. [ Hay monthly fair, on Thursday, was largely at- i tended. A good supply of cattle was in evidence, I but there was scarcely any demand for store ) cattle. On e- and a -h a 1 f yea r-old bul locks made JE12 to £16: 2-year-olds. £ 18 to £ 22: and beef, 8d to 9d per lb. A few cows-with-calves were on offer, for which there was a, brisk demand. Numerous flocks of sheep, were penned, but trade was slow, Welsh wether-mutton, realising 8d per Lb. Brisk business prevailed in the pig-market for porkers, which fetched 8d to 9d per lb. Small cart-pigs were not much sought a-fter. and sold at 18/- to 22/- apiece. "The changed conditions of modern farming," says a Radnorshire reader, "have made it essen- tial to organise the industry on lines of efficiency and economy. The big increase of imports, due to the cheapening of transport and the development of refrigeration for preserving perishable food- stuff, has created a competition which can only be ettectiveiv met by organisation. iieen argicui- turists have long realised that it is hopeless for farmers to continue in the old-fashioned groove of 'splendid isolation,' and that prosperity is only attainable through the methods of combination Winch have produced such remarkable results in the industrial co-operative movement." Although separators are used on the majority of farms, there are still some people who cling to the old-time method of skimming in Mid-Wales, and put up with all the inconveniences that are attendant on it. One of the greatest advantages of using a separator is that the separated milk con- tains very little fat, rarely containing more than one-twentieth, and never more than one-tenth per cent.. while, in skimming the proportion is neces- sarily much greater, often as much ae 10 per cent. of the cream being lost. In skimming there is always the risk of contamination from bad od- ours, owing to the length of time the surface is exposed to the atmosphere. If a. separator is used there is very little danger of this occurring. Further particulars are now available of the re- ply given by Lord Selborne to the deputation which him for extended powers for the Welsh National Council of Agriculture. He ad- mitted that the more generous treatment of Ire- land and Scotland as compared with Wales had been effectively demontsrat-ed. but claim- ed that Wales had not been subjected to more riggardly treatment than England. He quite ap- preciated the grounds of the protest made against the existing discrimination. He expressed his be- lief that farmers in Wales were readier to welcome and utilise the results of scientific research than their colleagues in England. He regretted th-a-t there was no immediate possibility of increasing the amounts placed at the disposal of agriculture in England and Wales, and claimed that legisla- tive action of any kind, for the time being, was impossible.
Notes and Notions.
NOTES AND NOTIONS-Continued. i The following Llandrindod men are reported wounded and in hospital :—Pte. Charlie Davies, son of Mr R. E. Davies, Warminster Hospital; Pte. Eynon D. Evans, Chatham Military Hospi- tal; and Pte. Evans. Another Llandrindod man, Pte. R. Heigh way, of Highland Moors, is reported killed while with the 1st Herefords at Gallipoli. Lieutenant, the Hon. Gerald Sergison Bailey, Grenadier Guards, second son of Lord Glanusk, of Glanusk Park, Crickhowell, killed in action on August 10th in France, aged 21 years, left un- settled property of the value of £ 108., Letters of administration are granted to Henry Arthur Whately, of 44, Lincoln's Inn Fields, solicitor, the attorney for Lord Glanusk, who is abroad on active service. Welsh soldiers, who have gone to the Balkans, will be struck with the similarity between the phy- sical features of Wales and Serbia. The wild, rugged beauty of the Breconshire Beacons, the Berwyn Mftuntains, and the Snowdonian range can be matched in almost every corner of the little Bal- kan State, and the trees and wild -flowers of the two countries are also said to be strikingly simi- lar. At a meeting of the committee of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Theological College, Aberyst- wyth, on Friday, it was reported that practically all the students had either enlisted in the Army or had left to undertake work for the Y.M.C.A. among the troops. The committee, therefore, de- cided to close the college for the time being, and to hand the buildings over to the Red Cross So- ciety, who will probably use them as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Orders were received last week for the Mont- gomeryshire Yeomanry, together with those from Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire (forming the S.W.M. Brigade) to proceed overseas, and the news was welcomed by all ranks with the greatest enthusiasm. Colonel R. W. H. W. Williams Wynn, D.S.O., T.D. (brother of Sir Watkin Wil- liams Wynn, Bart.), is in command of the Mont- gomeryshires, Colonel C. L. Dillwyn-Venables- Llewelvn commands the Glamorgan Regiment, and Col. C. J. H. Spence Jones the Pembrokeshire. Every day evidence accumulates that cycling is by far the cheapest means of locomotion. A really good bicycle costs practically nothing for maintenance. Mr Harold Cottingham, of 6, Brook Terrace, Worksop, furnishes a typical instance. In March, 1913, he bought a "Raleigh" for £ 5 19s 6d. During the whole of this time, while he has been riding it steadily and consistently, it has only cost him eightpence—for the repair of two punctures, one caused by a pin and the other by a nail. That works out at an average of less than 3d a year. Is there any other method of locomo- tion that can be compared with such a record as this ? News reached Llandovery on Thursday that Lieutenant J. Cyril Rees (4th Welsh) had died from dysentery at the Dardanelles. The deceased officer, who was only twenty-four years of age, was the second son of the late Mr John Rees, of Y Fron, Llandovery, a former mayor of the borough. He married about three years ago the second dau- ghter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Williams., Velindre, Llandovery, by whom he has one child. Prior to joining the colours Lieutenant Rees was employed at the land valuers' office at Carmarthen, under Major J. F. de Rees, with whom he served his ar- ticles as a land valuer and auctioneer at Llandov- I ery. Although the exact number of those who have joined the colours from Cefn cannot be given, it is certain that this hillside village has contribut- ed its quota. It has given to the Army five offi- cers and a goodly number of its men have already fallen. Pte. D. J. Harry (Royal Field Artillery), who was a reservist, went out to France with the first Expeditionary Force, and took part in the great retreat from Mons. He has therefore been 15 months in the firing line, and has not yet re- ceived a single wound-a remarkable fact when one considers that he has participated in some of the greatest battles in the West. Pte. Harry comes from a family which has strong leanings to literature, he being the nephew of "Index," editor of the "Drych," the Welsh-American journal.. Pte. Tom Llovd, Emlyn House, Mountain Ash, recently returned home after doing duty with his regiment, the Brecknock Territorials, at Aden, in South Arabia, and in India for thirteen months. Before the war Pte. Lloyd was employed at the City and Midland Bank, Tredegar. On the recom- mendation of Lord Glanusk 14 members of the bat- talion, including Pte. Lloyd, have been sent to this country to take up commissions in the Army and to be trained. Since the battalion left Southampton in October, 1914, they have had a varied exper- I ience. The eight months spent at Aden was a very trying period. While in the Arabian desert the battalion was in action against over eight thousand Turks and Arabs, and the Brecknocks, with the Sikhs and Royal Garrison Artillerv men had a forced march on Lahej to relieve the Sultan of that district, whose troops, headed by his son, had turned traitor. They had suffered heavily from heat and sunstroke. The National Health Insurance Commissioners (Wales) desire to call the attention of all employ- ers to the effect of the new recruiting arrangements 'T_.L=_ T_n. upon tneir liaDinties under me J. <lLlUH<ll .1.1JUnHIU<J Acts. Insured persons enlisted under the new arrangements who are allowed to return to their homes on furlough and are in receipt of military pay and allowances, will be insured as soldiers and contributions in respect of them will be paid by the military authorities. If while on furlough they engage in civilian employment, no insurance con- triibutions will be payable in respect of them by. their civilian employers. Men 'who are enlisted and transferred to the Army Reserve pending the calling up of the class to which they belong, will not receive military pay and will not be insured as soldiers. While men in this position remain in employment, insurance contributions at the ordin- ary civil rate will continue to be payable in respect of them by their civilian employers. j i Councillor John Harpur, J.P., the new Mayor of Merthyr, is a resident of Cefn-Coed, and has been a well-known public figure in the district for many years. On a previous occasion he refused the honour which he has now decided to accept. One of the oldest public servants 'in the borough, he is the "father" of the County. Borough Coun- cil. He has, for a long period, occupied the posi- tion of cashier to Messrs. Crawshay Bros. at Cy- farthfa. Born at Derby, the new Mayor comes of a well-known family of engineers. His father, j the late Mr Samuel Harpur, was surveyor and en- gineer to the old Local Board for a quarter of a n'tury. ComJng to Merthyr in 1859, Mr John Harpllr assisted his father at the time of the con- etruction of t'he Penbryn filter beds and the Pen- twyn reservoir. Of a retiring disposition, Coun- cillor Harpur, who is a brother to Mr William Harpur, city engineer of Cardiff, has been a pub- lic servant for an unbroken period of 23 years, and his selection to fulfil the duties of Mayor has I given universal satisfaction. His knowledge of finance has made him a popular chairman of the j Finance. Committee of the Corporation, and, as an enthusiast in all things educational, hi? services j ?s chairman of the Education Committee are of great value to the district.
I Beaufort Estate Sajes.
I Beaufort Estate Sales- -continued. I Farm, containing 51a. 3r. 12p., let at- £ 2(> per an- num, tithe for 1915 R3 6s 3d, land ta.x free sold to Mr W. W. Meredith, solicitor, Merthvr, for £ 700. Lot 3.s.-Freehold pasture land, Bryn-Brith, containing lOa. 2r. 16p., let at XIO per annum, tithe, for 1915 £ 1 6s 2d, land tax free sold to Mrs )1. E..Jones, Rhymney, for £ 245.