MORE FEBRUARY LETTERS. Highly Commended. 8th. "Ffvnnon-Gynydd school, Gli-,bi,iry.- Dear Uncle Tom, Vavasour Powell was born at Knucklas in IM7, A.D. He was educated at Oxford, and was one of the earliest Welsh Nonconformists. Owing to bis views of Christian religion, he had to go to Lon- don in 1642, and was imprisoned in 1656 for re- belling against Oliver Cromwell. He was a prisoner until his death. John Penry was born at Llangammarch in 1559 A.D. To prepare himself for the work of a clergyman he went first to Cambridge and then to Oxford. In 1587 he published a pamphlet, declaring that the services of the Church should be read out in Welsh, and, for writing this, he was sent.to prison. Later, be was executed in the thirty-fourth year of his life, thus becoming a martvr. Howel Harris was born at Talgarth in 1714 A.D. He was well known, received a good edu- cation, and, after his fatherdeath, he obtained his living by teaching. With the intention of becoming a clergyman he went to Oxford. After being at home awhile he went about the country, preaching the Gospel. At last his fame spread throughout Wales. Prince Llewelyn was the last of the real Welsh princes. He was also one of the bravest. Sir Roger Mortimer was appointed governor of a large castle at Builth. Once, when this lord was art- tending the English Parliament in 1260, the sold- iers, in the castle, were surprised in the night by Llewelyn and his soldiers, who attacked the castle and book it. Offa's Dyke was a kind of trench, built by King Off a in 750 AJD. It extended from Knighton to Chester. The Welsh and the Mercians were continually fighting against each other. Some- times the Welsh would try to come into Mercia, so King Offa thought he would build a dyke to keep the Welsh out. His plan succeeded. Re- mains of the dyke can still be seen in some places. Maesyronen is the name of a chapel in the par- ish of All Saints, Glasbury. It is on the hill- side, overlooking the Wye. Maesyronen is half- way between Glasbury and Llowes. The chapel is one of the oldest in Wales. It is said that Oliver Cromwell worshipped there when he came to fight the Royalists at Painscastle.—I remain, your affectionate niece, Ruby Carver (aged 12)." 8th, "Rhulan School, near Builth Wells, Feb- ruary 25th, 1916.-Dear Uncle Tom, I will en- deavour to tell you aU I know of the required names and place-names. Vavasour Powell was a great Welsh Church re- former. John Penry, too, was a great Welsh Church re- former. He lived in the reign of Queen Eliza- beth and was bitterly persecuted for refusing to worship as Elizabeth ordered. He was a native of Breconshire, and as a boy, tended his father's sheep on the mountairs. Like the majority of Welshmen at that time, he was a Catholic, but, afterwards, changed his views and became a Puri- tan. He wished to preach to Welsh people in their own language, but Elizabeth refused to al- low him. In 1593, he was condemned to suffer a. martyr's death. He was only thirty-four years of age when his dying plea was that the Gospel might be preached to Welshmen in their native tongue. Prince Llewelyn was the last Welsh prince. Soon after succeeding David, he did homage to Henry III., of England. In 1272 Henry III. died, and Edward I. succeeded him. Llewelyn refused to pay homage to him, and Edward led an army into Wales. The English conquered, and Llewelyn fell in a skirmish on the banks of the Wya. His body is said to be buried at Ab'bey- cwm-hir in Radnorshire. It is also said that, on one occasion, while escaping from the enemy he had his horse shod the wrong way at Aberedw to deceive his pursuers-but the blacksmith be- trayed him. There is a cave in Aberedw rocks, where Llewelyn once hid. Offa's Dyke is a. rampart extending from Flint- shire to the mouth of the Wye. It is said to have been thrown up by Offa, King of Mercia, a bout the year 780, to confine the Welsh within their own country. Howell Harris was a great Welsh Church re- former, aad spent bis life in trying to reform the lives of the people and the clergy. Maesyronen is a Congregational Chapel on the hill-side between Glasbury and Llowes, and about
Women on the Farm. ¡ POSITION IN RADNORSHIRE. ————— i DISCUSSION AT COUNTY COMMITTEE. Aid. C. C. Rogers also presided at the* meeting of the War Agriculture Committee, when there were also present Messrs. James Hamer, J. R. Bache. T. H. Harris, D. Jones, J. O. Jenkins, W. V. Weale, and B. P. Lewis, with the secre- tary (Mr D. Thomas).—The secretary stated that it had been suggested that all war com- mittees should appoint Women's Labour Com- mittees to try and see whether it was possible to get women to offer their services for work on the land. There seemed every probability that there would be urgent need in this direction later on. The Board of Trade and the Board of Agri- culture had jointly appointed some lady lecturers who would go round and give any assistance and information they couldv The chairman thought that the women in his own district were very much employed. "Mr Weale said the trouble in his district was J with the women servants. Wives and daughters were* quite willing to do all they could to assist, but there was great difficulty in getting women servants to do much out-door work. Mr B. P. Lewis said there were not many women servants in his district, but what there were were willing to do the milking, to look after the pigs, and assist in harvesting. Mr Weale said they did not do that in his district. I I Mr Bache mentioned what was being done in some districts, pointing out that in some counties women could do much more to help than in some other counties. Except in the ways mentioned, there was not much that women could do to as- sist in Radnorshire. Still, he thought they should appoint a committee and see if it was possible to do anything. In some districts, important re- sults seemed likely to follow this movement. Mr Harris said that in his district milking was done by the women. Mr Bache Chiefly by wives and daughters I expect. Mr Weale said the engaged servants could do the work, but the difficulty wa-s to get them to do it. The chairman thought that perhaps they might get help from other districts if they took the matter up. It seemed that women were being trained for farm work. Mr Vaughan-Vaughan suggested that there might be young women in Llandrindod Wells who might be employed in farm work. The secretary mentioned tha-t it was suggested that the War Agriculture Committee should be represented on the Women's Labour Com- mittee. After discussion, it was agreed to appoint a com- mittee, and the following were appointed to sug- gest names for the petty sessional divis- ions -Colwyn, Mr C. Vaughan Weale; New Radnor. Dr. R. Harding; Knighton, The Chair- man. Mr Bache and Mr T. H. Harris; Pains- castle, Mr Baylis and Ald. C. Powell: Rhayader, Mr B. P. Lewis: Presteign, Mr W. Green Price and Rev. H. L. Kewlev; Cefnllys. Messrs. J. O. Jenkins. J. O. Bufton, and J. Hamer. It was suggested that these gentlemen should consult with the county councillors for the divisions con- cerned. The secretary presented a number of resolutions passed by other War Agricultural Committees on various matters, and in several instances the com- mittee agreed to pass similar resolutions.
Well-Known Deacon. LLANWRTYD WE-LDS FUNERAL. The funeral of Mr R. Davies, Cart-refla House, Llanwrtyd, whose death we reported last week, took place last Wednesday. The place of inter- ment was the old parish churchyard. Deceased who w.as a deacon of the C.M. Chapel of Llan- wrtyd, and was first appointed deacon at Her- mon, Tir Abbot, 60 years ago, was the senior deacon of the Breconshire monthly meetings. He had also been a guardian and district councillor for the Llanwrtyd parish for many years. He was a keen observer of the wonderful changes that had taken place during the last 80 years, and it was very interesting to sit by his side at his homely hearth to hear him relate the differ- ent changes that had taken place during his life- time. A very large number of persons from far and near came to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Miss Nellie Pugh Jones, organ- ist. played the "Dead March" in Saul at the close of the service. The Rev. R. Evansand Rev. R. James officiated at the chapel. The Rev. J. E. Lloyd at the church and graveside. The mourners were Mrs Davies (widow), Mr and Mrs J. Hope Davies (son and daughter-in-law), Mr W. J. Davies (son), Mr and Mrs R. Davies, Talgarth (daughter and son-in-law), Mr and Mrs H. Harris (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr W. Harris, London (brother-in-law), Mr R. Wil- liams, Nantymor. The bearers were Messrs. W. J. Davies, R. Davies, R. Willia-ms (Nantyrnor), R. Thomas Davies (Bronffvnon). Amongst others E" present were Rev. R. Evans, Rev. R. James, Rev. J. Williams, Mr J. T. Evans, Councillors D. 1. Williams, E. Price, Saunders Morgan, N. Evans, T. C. Davies and R. Pugh Jones, Messrs. T. B. Lewis, Roger Evans, J. Pritchard, E. E. Lewis, W. Williams Pugh, T. Evans (Cwm Irfon), R. D. Jones (Brynowen), J. Hope, T. Hope, J. Richards, J. B. Williams, D. Jones, R. P. Jones (Dinas), J. Jones (Clvncae). Several wreaths were sent. The undertaker was Mr W. Williams. Myrtle House.
A Brynmawr Partner. I At-Brynin-awr Tribunal, oa Thursday,, a junior partner in a firm of auctioneers applied for an ex- emption. Mr James objected to the request, as it was not essential to the interest of the State that he Ahould remain in his employment. Applicant, an attested man, said he had booked engagements up to June. and would like to be exempted as long as possible. A month's exemption was granted.
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f "RUSTIC SIMPLICITY." I Sir,—Really "X.Y.Z." has a queer notion of things. He wants to know why I interrupted. Is he really blind to his own action? Assuming he is correct, I should like him to know that two blacks never make a white. Then why did he interrupt? "X.Y.Z." can, in common with many other people, Picture anything in 'certain terms' at will. It is his application of "Rustic" which is wrong. As to .his statement that the average countryman possesses and exhibits the peculiarities of a "rustic," he is quite wrong again. His own statement disproves that, by saying the majority are like the minority, that is a contradiction in its own terms. And he is call- ed "Tiny," eh? Not usual is it for a "little 'un"? Let me say it is used generally to the contrary—may I suggest a 6ft. 3in. chap. That. again, proves that a name is used often quite opposite to what it should be. "Rustic," when used in the country by country people, is not looked upon as anything complimentary. His views of country life are anything but correct. "X.Y.Z." gives cheap advice, but does anyone accept it? Fancy a countryman being ashamed of his garb, or his gait, or his heavy boots, or red face. What has that to do with a "Rustic"? Don't let "X.Y.Z." think that all men dressed in black have the best manners or gait, and many other what he calls "peculiarities." Let "X.Y.Z." remember that people who live in glass houses should not attempt at bomb throw- ing. It is dangerous I That's my short advice. Has "X.Y.Z." forgotten the advice he gave in a previous letter about "sarcasm being the bst re- f source of a defeated wit" ? Why does e not practise a little of -it? "X.Y.Z." seems anxious to keep appearances and manners of countrymen down in the eyes of others. An army of the finest countrymen can be produced who do not come bv any means within the category as de- picted by "X.Y.Z. Yours, &c.. "COUNTRYMAN." I
Welsh Comforts Fund. I SUCCESS OF WELSH FLAG DAY. I A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Welsh National Fund for providing comforts for the Welsh troops was held on the 6th inst. at 11, Downing Street, Mrs Lloyd George presiding. Great satisfaction was expressed at the suc- cess which attended the London Welsh Flag Day (St. David's Day). The full results are not yet known, but the returns so far are exceedingly satisfactory. The committee expressed deep ap- preciation of the valuable services rendered by Mrs F. T. Hopkinson, the organiser of the ar- rangements on flag day.
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I ST. DAVID'S DAY. I BAUD'S CELEBRATIONS AT LLANDRINDOD WELLS WELSH SOIREE. I GWYL DBWI, 1916. Hedd gennad Duw Dad ydoedd-Dewi Bant Hudai serch y miloedd, Llusern y tvwyll oesoedd I'w harwain hwy i'r no oedd. Bro dawel Uwybrau Dewi, Suon siom sy yn ei si Ei cheyrydd, a'i meysydd mel A wyr ofid y rhyfel. Ba ryw wae sy'n llethu bron As wylo ar bob calon Rhyw su leddf sy dros y wlad Ail himos ei galarnach. Ond heno seiniau tyner Leinw bau fel telyn bfer. Daw miloedd gyda'i moliant, A chanu serch i'w hen sant. Anwyted yw swynol don Goreu'r iaith ger yr Ithon A sain deg Dewi sy'n dod Hyd ariandlr Llandrindod. A Mirion iaith rhianedd Ya annwyl iawn yn y wledd. Ac er clwy'r fidog a'r cledd, Amdo oer, a mud orwedd, 0 dro i dro "wedi'r drin Daw can i Wlad y Cenin. A chlywir iach alawon Yr hen iaith a'r fryniau bon Ac ynni cerdd y gwanwyn 0 Fynwy fawr i F6n fwyn Yr awel megis telyn A gan drwy wig, ond er byn Ni ddeffrv hi feddau Pfrainc Na nwyf eu dewrion ifainc. Dafydd Ellis, B.A., Dinmael, Corwen. I DYDD GWYL DEWI, 1916. t Bu ysbryd Dewi Sant Ag utgorn anian wrth ei fant 4 Yn tramwy trwy ein gwlad; A baner Rhyddid wen Yn chwyfio'n uchel uwch ei ben I'n galw oil j'r gad. D'wedodd wrthym fod yn rhaid I Gvmru fod yn ddewr a hy' Wrth ymdrechu yn ddibaid Yn erbyn grym y gelyn du :— "Heb ddisgyn bytli i'r 11 web a'r llaid 0 byddwch gadam lu! A chlybu'r myfyriwr Ddewi Mae heddvw odref ymhell; Colilwyd y an a'r cellwair, ac oer a gwag yw ei gell A chlybu'r amaethwr, daw arall i gywain o gnwd ei dir. Clybu'r saer coed yn y gweitlidy,-mor segur yw'r estyll hir. A chlybu gofaint y pentref, mae mwsig yr engan a'r ordd? A chlybu'r gyrrwr, mae'r ceffyll yn isel ei ben ar y ffordd. I Gadawvd y wraig wrth yr allor. gadwyd v oorff -v%rtli v bedd, Gadawyd y praidd heb un gorlan, gadawyd y meirch yn y wedd. Mae'r bechgyn oedd echdoe'n salw mewn swyddfa a siopau Uwm Yn cerdded heddyw fel arwyr Groeg yri. tiw y bib a'r drwm. A'r breichiau oedd ddoe'n cofleidio cariadon mewn serch di gur Heddvw'n cofleidio'r dryll yn dynn a'r bicell a'r bidog dur. Gynt 'r oedd fy nghan a'r Wyl Dewi yn gan am y delvn a'r wledd. Yn gan am y Dewi dywysai ei wlad heb lwybrau tawelwch a hedd. Ond heddyw rhaid canu am glwyfau, canu am newvn y dref, Canu am fwg cartrefi llosg yn esgyn at orsedd nef, Canu am wallc.of y truan a gwymp ym merw'r drin, Canu am rychau marwolaeth oer yn rhewi ar ei fin, Canu am ruddiau gwehvon a fethrir dan garnau'r meirch Canu am fedd di enw, canu am gryfI di eirch. Cynan (Albert Evans-Jones, Pwllheli). YSBRYD DEWI. Mae Dewi yn gorwedd dan lwch y canrifoedd, Ond byw yw ei ysbryd o hyd yn ein plith; Mor swynol ei ramant ymysg y mynyddoedd. A rhodiad y bore drwy ganol y gwlith. Mae Arthur a Dewi yn cwrdd yn ein ibywyd Mor brydferth yr undeb mewn diluw o dan Dros danvnef a rhinwedd, Cy-flawnder a Rhyddid Mae'r cleddyf yn lovv;r, a.*r galon yn lan. Os ydyw y negwyl yn crynni'i Cyfandir Os llwydo gan arswyd mae Engyl yr lor Os cochir afonydd—os porffor y glasdir Fel cusan y machlud ar donnau y m6r; Fy wen-wlad I dal afael yn ysbryd dy Ddewi A'th wisgoedd ddaw'n wynnion fel llewyrch yr haul. Dy galon yn dyner fel chwaon Mis Medi A'th Obaith yn loyw a gwyrdd fel y dail. Os gorthrwm y gelyn sy'n dryllio aelwydydd Os gwag yw cadeiriau o ddeutu dy dan Meddyliau yn crwydro at feddau angbelfydd. A galar a griddfan yn boddi yn gan Cais rodio fy ngwlad ym mlaen gyda'tb Ddewi. Cyfandir o gyfoeth fydd ystyr dy gri; Dy rodiad fO'D lanach dy enaid yn gloywi- Fel oa'fod o heulwen ar sidan y Ui. 1 H. D. Owen, Coleg Bala-Bangm. I 1 DYDD GWYL DEWI, 1916. I Bu Cymru'n gwaedu'n hir ar lwybrau gormes Ond per oedd salm ei bywyd fel y nant; Ac er pob cyfnewidiad fu'n ei hanes Anfarwol ydyw ysbryd Dewi Sant. Ymlacn y fyddin cerdd hyd llethrau'r brynian A disglair fel Gwirionedd yw ei gledd Arweinia feib e wen-wlad tan eu harfau I Gana.D Rhyddid a Pbaradwys Hedd. Mae'n Ddydd Gwyl Dewi, gwrando dithau Gvmru, Di glywi eto fwynlais Dewi Sant: Tan freichiau croes ei Arglwydd yn pregethu I A goleu'r nef yn llenwi bryn a phant. I R. R. Thomas, Amlwch. 1
I Cyfartha Works. I PROBABLE EARLY RESTART. There is every possibility that the CyfartMa Iron and Steel Works, after having been closed for ten years, will be re-opened at an early date, providing sufficient suitable men are available. At present the plant and works generally are, of course, in rather a bad condition, but if 500 men can be found the defects can easily be overcome and a new area of prosperity for the town and district entered upon. It is not proposed to take men from munitions or steel works, but it is felt that many old Cy- farth'fa men, who have, since the works closed down, entered other vocations, might return to their old work, and their efforts can be supple- mented by youths of 16 or 17 years of age. It is anticipated that no difficulty will. be experienced in finding sufficient labour. According to a high authority, it is proposed to start the rolling mills for the purpose of still further increasing the butput of steel, and, should these works once be opened up. there is little doubt that expansion will follow, and in a short time Cyfarthfa 'might once again be expected to rank as one of the finest works in the country. The celebrated Cyfarthfa works date back to the eighteenth century. It was in 1765 that An- thony Bacon, a successful London merchant of Northern extraction, leased the great track of mineral property henceforth known as the Cy- fartlifa Estate. The extent of the laiad was about eight miles in length and five in width. A stir has been created in the district at the possibility of Cyfarthfa being once again in full swing. <
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I New Radnor's Tribunal. I FARMERS' SONS AND THE ARMY. New Radnor Tribunal had before them several cases, when Mr J. W. Stephens presided, and Major Thompson represented the military au- thorities. A "conscientious objector" made an appeal on his own behalf, and was given to May 15th to appear again. Many appeals, made by farmers for their men, were based on the fact of the lambing season and the changing of hands on farms at the approaching May fair. The major- ity of the cases were postponed until May 15th. An appellant for absolute exemption said, his mother was tenant of the farm, and he was the only person she had to work it. The appeal was allowed-. A well-known farmer of the district, who has two sons already joined, was &llowed absolute exemption for a third son. Another appellant had his son similarly ex- empted, as lie had three sons in the Army. An- other had five eons out of six serving, and a sixth was totally exempted on appeal. One elderly farmer, who based his appeal for his son on the ground of his own failing health and strength, said he wished he could work a bit longer, as he "knowed more about farmin' than anybody there," and, waving his hand to Major Thompson, "More than you!" This caused much amusement, not least of all to the Major, who is known to be an expert on agricnltaral matters.
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Radnorshire Urgency Committee Aid. C. C. Rogers presided at the monthly I meeting of the Urgency Committee of the Rad- norshire County Council on Friday, when there were also present Messrs. Dr. Harding, J. R. Bache, James Hanier, B. P. Lewis, E. Lewis, J. Hurst and C. Vaughan Weale. with the clerk (Mr H. Vaughan Vaughan), and the deputy-clerk (Mr G. W. Moseley).—The correspondent of Cas- cob school wrote stating that the headmistress bad resigned her post.—The deputy clerk stated that an uncertificated teacher wou Id probably be approved for this school as the attendance was very small.—It was agreed to offer the position to Mrs Doddington, who recently resigned her position at Glascwm, and then sought to secure -reappointment.-Pension claims and separation allowances were considered, and the rest of the business 'was taken in committee at the suggest- ion of the chairman.
Their Majesties the King and Queen have tele- graphed to Mr E. T. John, M.P., and Mrs John, deepest sympathy with them on the loss of their eon. Lieut. IOTwprth John, of the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers, lately killed in action.
￼ ￼ Our portrait is of Mr W. G. Hoare, of Kingsley Avenue, Dayentry, Northants, who writes:- "I had one of the most severe attacks of eczema on the face that any man, I should think, ever Maw, my face bei*g one mass of sores from ea.r to ear. I was under medical treatment for some time. and, getting no better, began to be down- hearted, when a friend persuaded me to try 'Clarke's Blood Mixture.' I found myself get- tin- better 'before I had finished the first bottle, so I continued with it until I had taken six bot- tles. I should have written before, but I wanted to be sure it was a permanent cure first. It is now some years since I was cured, and I have never had the slightest signs of any return." Clarke's Blood Mixture is composed of ingredi- ents which quickly expel from the blood 811 im- purities from whatever cause arising; that's why it can be relied on to effect a lasting cure in all cases of Eczema, Scrofula. Scurvy. Bad Legs, Abscesses, Boils. Pimples. Sores of all kinds, Glandular Swellings, Blood Poison. Rheuma- tism, Gout, kc. Over 50 years' success. Pleas- ant to take, and warranted free from anything in jurious. Clarke's Blood Mixture CURES ALL SKIN AND BLobD DISEASES. Of all Chemists and Stores, 2/9 per Bottle. Refuse Substitutes.
Children's CotZnel1 f BY UNCLE TOM." ? ? V, Y?, Vl kUAkJ.U.I?UA Y&OA-%YA.11.??YA?YA .1 -?VI ?V I & ;?• IM*- -rr irir r- -rr.if Brecon, Mareh 14 th, 1916. 'My dear nephews and nieces,—I trust you all read the comments of the examiner in my letter from week to week. If so you are bound to benefit, and, if you also put his suggestions into practise, you will be more successful in our monthly com- petitions. Well, I must now give the criticisms on four more of the highly commended letters, and cannot do better than pass them on to you just as they reached me, that is, as be- low 8th, Miss Ruby Carver (Glasbury).—Writing— rather poor, lacking continuity of style and that ready flow of the pen that goes to make clear ligible j penmanship. English was only fair, phrases and terms were repeated too noticeably, and Ruby used capital letters unnecessarily. Her style was in- clined to be too old for her age—not natural en- ough. One spelling error was found, "suprise" being written for surprise. Intelligence was ex- cellent. and the facts most informing. Ruby showed careful,assimilation of her teaching and a thorough study of the characters and place-names in question. 8th. Miss Gwendoline M. Rees (Rhulan).— Gwendoline's writing was hold and clear but capable of much improvement. Her letter was divided into too many paragraphs, and she should have written a. capital "p" for Puritan. Punc- tuation needed attention. and Gwendoline was too fond of the phrase. "It is said etc." Five of the six names and place-names were written ab- out excellently, but only 8 words were given to Vavasour Powell. Read the life of V&V&- [ sour Powell, Gwenoline, and you will then be in- clined to give him more than 8 words Only one spelling error had to be corrected. 9th, Master Roger T. Davies (Upper Chapel).- Roger's writing requires careful attention, and. with practice, lie will do much better. Three careless spelling errors occurred. Singularly, Roger wrote the most difficult words correctly. English, however, was his weakest subject, and here, too, carelessness accounted for a great deal. Roger's letter was full of information, and most of it was obtained from accurate sources. 10th, Master James Prytherch (Upper Chapel).— Writing needed more pains and care. Capital letters were written unnecessarily, and English, too, was but fair. James must read more, ac- quire a clear, natural style, avoid repetitions and learn to punctuate his compositions more accurate- ly. Comments on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th com- petitors shall appear next week. With kindest regards to you all. Your affectionate UNCLE TOM.
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I CHILDREN'S CORNER-Contlnued. a mile from Glasbury. It is believed to be the Ioa lcie?-,t Nonconformist place of worship in Wales. There is a. tradition that Oliver Cromwell preach- ed in it.—I am, dear Uncle Tom. your affectionate niece. Gwendoline M. Rees (aged 19)." March Competition. I Best essay on "111angorse Lake" or "Elan Valley Waterworks." Open to elementary school-children in Brecon and Radnor. Include name, address, and age in your con- tribution. Marks will be given as follow :—Intelligence, 160; English, 80: spelling, 80; and hand-writing, 80. Prizes.—1st, 2/6; 2nd, 1/6; 3rd. 1/ i The essays must not exceed 250 words. The compositions must also be the bonafide work- of competitors themselves. The last day for receiving eesayswil1 be Friday, March 31st, and these should be properly stamped and addressed to Uncle Tom, care of "Brecon and Radnor Express," Brecon.
The Very Beat Institution." I SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK AT BUILTH. I HOREB'S TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT. Horeb Congregational Church (Builth Wells) annual tea and entertainment were held in the schoolroom on Wednesday. Inclement weather accounted for rather a poorer attendance than usual. An excellent tea was presided over by Miss O. Beynon, Miss Doris Martin, Miss A. Jones, Miss Elsie Skinner, Mrs Davies (Grove Villa), Miss Davies and Mrs Morris Williams, assisted by other willing helpers. Tea over, the tables were cleared and the children indulged in games, etc. Dr. Black Jones presided at the entertainment, and, in a brief speech, expressed his joy at seeing so many children present. The Sunday school was the very best institution they could have for the young, and he knew the little ones would benefit greatly by it. Mr Frank Davies ably conducted the singing and the accompanist was Miss M. J. Pugh. Pro- ceeds were in aid of the Sunday school funds. Appended is the programme :March, "Men of Harlech," ohoir; recitation, "An oversight," Miss Frossie Sayce; song, "The tree and the birds," Masters Elwyn and Glyn Davies; reci- tation, "My shadow," Miss Nennie Beynon; song, Love at home," Miss Doris Samuel; re- citation, "Getting acquainted," Miss Joyce Dav- ies; Welsh air, "The rising of the sun," children's choir; solo, "The twinkling star." Miss Helen Davies; recitation, "The lamp of life," Master Bobby Williams; pianoforte solo. Master Ernest Davies; recitation, "Poor little Bunny," Master Wilfred Samuel; solo, "Flee as a bird," Miss Muriel Williams; part-song, "I sing because I love to sing," children's choir; recitation, "The two frogs," Master Frank Davies; song, "The song that reached my heart," Miss Morfa HameT recitation, "A sailor boy's farewell," Miss Ethei c i. a/r;„ DaUiUtJi AAUuocuiaiuo, .l.YJ.Oi:)'C" .I.C;.LLu..LI\ t Beynon and Athel and Frossie Sayce; recitation, < "The vigil," Master Alec Liberis; song, "Mother McCree," Miss Myfanwy Davies; action-song, "Poppies," girls; song, "The old beggar man," Miss Nellie Davies; part-song, "In absence male voice party; recitation, "The new church I organ," Mr Luther Davies (encored and Mr Dav- ies responded with "Over the hill to the poor- j house"; action song, "Our Army," boys; song, "A little bit of heaven," Miss Mina Davies: an- them, "How lovely are the messengers," choir; I song, "Babylon," Mr W. J. Williams: recitation. Miss S. M. Jenkins; duet, "Call to arms. Messrs. T. Jones and Syd Davies: humorous dia- logue, "Biddy from Cork," Miss Gertie Jones and party; and finale, "God save the King." At the close, Rev. Lewis Beynon proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman, conduc- tor, accompanists, choirs, tea-makers and all who had helped to make the entertainment the II success it was. Mr W. J. Williams (superin- tendent) seconded, and the vote was heartily ac- corded. The proceedings closed with the singing of the National Anthem, and the children of the school were given oranges on leaving.
Dr. Mary Phillips (a native of Breconshire), who recently returned from hospital work in Serbia, delivered an interesting lantern lecture on her experience, in Cardiff one evening last week. The lecture, under the auspices of the Car- diff and District Women's Suffrage Society, was given at the High School for Girls, Cardiff, the Lady Mayoress (Miss Smith) presiding over a large audience. Dr. Mary Phillips gave a nar- rative of experiences in Calais, Malta, and Ser- bia, illustrating her remarks with excellent lan- tern slides. Referring to the Wales-London Hospital at Valjevo, in Serbia, she said they had six large tents for patients, 200 beds, and a small tent for the staff, of whom there were 50, situa- ted in a pfeasant spot on the slope of a hill. When the inspector-general of the Serbian, hospitals made his inspection, he described it as the best hospital in Serbia.