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BRECON. I The best spreatl for your daily bread is Morris's choicest quaditv New Zealand Imtlter at 1/6 per lb.—Morris Brnlge street. Seed Potatoes. Seed Potatoes. 12 good sorts to select from. Price list on Application.— Quarrell, Brecon HOSPITAL FOR FOUNTAIN PENS.-Any make Pen quickly and cheaply repaired.—A. Hughes and SOD. Stationers. 683 For Chaffcutters, Pulpers and other Imple- ments, "at before War Prices," inspect the stock at Breconshire Coal & Lime Co., Ltd. (Wharf and Market), Brecon. 397 NOTICE.—Organisers and others, wishing to have Brecon meetings and matters of public interest re- ported in the "Express," are respectfully invited to communicate with the Editor. PFRSONAL.NUrSe Peters has received an ap- pointment as school nurse at Arundel, Sussex. She had a verv large practice in Brecon and was very popular among her patients. We wish her every success in her new appointment. NOTICE.—Samuel Perry (late J. Perry), Posting Master, Brecon. Excellent Glass and Covered Hearse. Carriages of every description. Reason- able Charges. All Orders, left at 48, Free street, Brecon, promptly attended to. b584 PLOUGH CHURCH GUILD ENTERTAINMENT.—The sum of R4 2s 9d was realised at this entertain- ment, given recently, the proceeds of which axe to be devoted to Comforts for the Welsh Troops. We understand that this Guild has already sent several parcels to the Hon. Mrs Lloyd George. The West Breconshire Farmers' Association Ltd., 8, Ship street, Brecon, dealers in coal, lime, manure, flour, corn, meal, agricultural imple- ments and ironmongery of every description. Branches Sennybridge, Cradoc, Talyllyn, and Talybont-on-Usk. Deliveries arranged by our own carts. Prices on application. FORMER CGRATE.-The Bishop of St. Asaph has appointed the Rev. Lewis H. Oswald Pryce, M.A., Warden of Ruthin, to the living of Colwyn Bay, and the Rev. Thomas Redfern, M.A., rector of Denbigh, to be hon. canon of St. Asaph Cathe- dral. Mr Prvce is the son of the- late Dean of Asaph, and from 1896 to 1898 he was curate at Lampeter-Velfry, and subsequently curate of St. John's, Brecon. MILITARY AT CHURCH.—^ev- C. F. Baines, as- sistant Chaplain-General for the Western district, preached at St. Mary's Church on Sunday morn- ing, when the service was attended by the troops from the Depot and Slwch Camp. Mr Baines, who is an eloquent preacher, also addressed a large congregation of men at St. Mary's Church on Sunday afternoon.—We learn that there will shortly be a permanent addition to the clerical staff at Brecon, the post having been offered to the Rev. Ivor B. Davies, curate of Caldicot, and ac- cepted by him. A WORD IN SEASON.—Owing to the unsettled condition of the market we have, this year, se- cured our new stock earlier than usual, and are now in a position to show you a selection of pat- terns in wall papers which, for beauty of design and excellence of colouring, are unsurpassed. Patterns sent by post. Let us know your re- quirements and they shall have our best attention. Distempers by the leading makers and all other requisites for the renovation of the home stocked in great varietv at the old address Oscar Watkins, top of Lion Street, Brecon. 729 PENDRE SCHOOL.—On St. David's Day the scho- lars of Pendre School were given interesting ad- dresses on "Patriotism," and "St. David's Day" by the headmaster (Mr A. J. Wallace), and the teachers. Patriotic Welsh qbngs, etc., were also readered. The "Roll of Honour," containing names of all the "old boys" of the school, who were serving in His Majesty s Forces, was read out. The list, which is far from complete, con- tained the names of 100 boys, five of whom had been killed in action. The children were after- wards given the usual balf-bolidav. POSTERN SCHOOL.—At Postern School, on St. David's Day, an address on "Patriotism" was given to the children by Mrs Mason. Various songs and Welsh airs, including "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," and "God bless the Prince of Wales, were rendered. Appropriate recitations were also excellently given by the scholars. Celebrations were likewise held in the Infants' Department, where the children were entertained with short stories on Welsh history, etc. A programme of songs and recitations was gone through, similar to that in the upper schools. The scholars were afterwards dispersed for the day. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT. The death took place on Monday of Miss Elizabeth Bishop, a member of an old and highly esteemed Brecon family. 'The deceased lady, who reached the ad- vane-ed age of 92 years, was the last surviving daughter of the late Mr Thomas Bishop, a well- known Brecon lawyer, and sister of the late Mr BonneIBishop.solicitor. For thelastfew years she resided at the Brecon Old Savings Bank House. The funeral took place to-day (Wednesday), the remains being interred dn the family burial ground at the Brecon Cemetery. The Rev. H. J. Church Jones officiated. £900 DAMAGES. Leaving Oxford in 1893. Mr Frederick Grundy, of Edwardes Square, W., 'became London correspondent of the "New York Sun." His salary was £20 a week. After 19 years' service, said counsel in the King's Bench, be was giveu ,a month's notice. He sought dam- ages for wrongful dismissal. Mr Grundy said it wa-s not true that he was not appearing at the office. On one occasion he lunched with a Cabi- net Minister. Mr Justice Darling On business or pleasure?—A mixture. (Laughter). The jury decided that Mr Grundy was entitled to twelve months notice and awarded him £ 900 damages with costs. LVr Grundy is an old Breconian. INFIRMARY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Grateful ack. nowledgments are due, and are respectively ten- dered by the committee of Management, to the following ladies and gentlemen who have during the week made presents to the Brecknock County and Borough Infirmary, as enumerated below :— Vegetables, Mrs Holding; vegetables, rabbits and papers. Mrs C. de Winton (Maesderwen); vegetables and rabbits. Miss Williams (Penpont); vegetables and egs. Mrs A. GaTnonia Williams; marmalade, Mrs Quarrell, Miss E. A. Williams (Penpont); sponge-cakes. Miss Bevan; butter, •eggs and cream. Mrs Jeffreys; papers, Mrs Sen- ior, Miss Tuck, Mr iRich; calendars, Mrs Senior. WOUNDED SOLDIERS' SHAWL.—A large crowd of spectators, witnessed the draw for a. crochetted osiiawl and muffler, at the Market Hall, on Friday -morning. The shawl and muffler were made by Pte. Ostell, of the Penoyre Red Cross Hospital. Lady Gilanusk presided, and carried out the pro- ceedings assisted by the Mayoress and Pte. Ostell. ThH winner of the shawl proved to be Miss Myfanwy Jones, 17, The WATFCJJI, Brecon, and the second prize, the muffler, was won by Miss Dorothy Marshall, the Dorothy Cafe, Castle Street. The raffle was organised by the Mayoress (Mrs G. T. Jones), and realised the substantial sum of £11 Os 6d, after paying expenses. The proceeds were in aid of Penoyre Red Cross Hos- p:tal. tfi THE CHORAL SOCIETY.—The annual meeting of th-i members and subscribers of Brecon Chora.1 Society was held at Plough Schoolroom on Fri- day evening. After the usual routine was gone through, viz., the appointment of officers and com- mittee, the balance-sheet was presented and the treasurer 'reported he had a balance is hand of £ 35 7s 4d. to commence the session. The com- mittee reported that a patriotic concert -had been given in aid of the Belgian Fund which had en- abled them to hand over a sum of X35 58 6d to such fund. It was decided at this meeting to al- so hand over a sum of £ 10 to Brecon Infirmary. Over 20 members were now serving their King and country in various ways at the present crisis, and their ranks had thus been depleted consider- ably. HIGH SHERIFF'S SON.-The marriage took place, at Zoar Welsh Congregational Chapel, Merfchyr- Tydfil, on Wednesday, of Lieutenant Griffith Llewellyn, fourth son of Mr Rees Llewellyn, J.P., and Mrs Llewellyn, Bwllfa House. Aber- dare, and Miss Lilian Siddering Sandbrook, J.P., The Hawthorns, Merthyr Tydfil. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Gwilym Bees. B.A., pastor of Zoar Church, and Mr T. Jenkins pre- sided at the organ. The ceremony was a very quiet one, the only guests being member" of the respective families. Nevertheless, considerable interest was shown in it, both bride and bride- groom being well-known and respected in the neighbourhood, the bridegroom being a son of the present high-sheriff of Breconshire and a member of the firm of Messrs. Gwilym James, Charles and Davies, solicitors, Merthyr Tydfil. INFANTS' LOYALTY.—The little ones of Mount Street School looked forward to St. David's Day, many of them wearing daffodlls4 and some leeks —the nature lessons for the week. The story of St. David was told to the higher classes by Mrs Fisher, Miss Wheeler taking the lower classes. Afterwards, all assembled in the large room, when the following songs were sung, viz., "Gentle bird," "Daughter of Megan," "The lark," "All through the night." "The miller's daughter," "The Ash Grove," "God bless the Prince of Wales," and "Land of my Fathers." Laurel wreaths, for those who had given their lives for their country, were shown to the little ones, and, afterwards, placed in the different classes. Seven were from these schools, three of whom went tlirou-h the,infants' school. The proceedings were very impressive, the little ones seeming iaj UUUCI- stand and giving close attention. Afterwards Lord Glanusk's hymn, "Oh men of England, trust in God," was sung, and, also, the National Anthem. Miss Price acted as accompanist. ST. DAVID.—St. David's Day celebrations at Llanfaes Council School were based on the book of Patriotism." issued by the Welsh Depart- ment. Lessons on patriotism were given during the week to the classes by members of the staff. These lessons were particularly referred to and given on Saint David's Day. Other lessons were based on Saint David's Dav, as, in the drawing, when the scholars drew the Dragon and the leek, which they also painted in the brushwork lesson. Patriotic Welsh songs were also sung, and spec- ial attention was drawn by the headmaster (Mr A. J. Corbett) to St. David's Day and the "Roll of Honour. "Thé list contained names of one hundred "Old Boys" of the school, who were serv- ing with the colours. The girls had made wreaths of laurel leaves, and these were put round the names of Pte. Frank Richards, S.W.B., who was killed in Gallipoli. and Pte. Percy Bates, R.F.A., who died of wounds received in action in France. The accompanist was Miss M. Bate. Similar proceedings were held in the Infants' De- partment. The children were given the usual half-holiday. ARTISTIC .-Some remarkably clever cartoons of the war have been drawn by a young local artist, Mr Trevor Davies of Lion street. One of these received hearty commendation from Mr Pratt, a Scotch Member of Parliament, who visited a Mon- mouthshire town recently to speak on behalf of the Minister of Munitions. The cartoon represented a German sailor with a cap marked "Democ- racy." He is in a boat inscribed "Germany," and has just thrown overboard a man with the unmistakeable face and figure of the Kaiser,, but the drowning man is marked "Hohenzollern Dynasty," showing the whole family axe to be got rid of. The angry sailor is pointing his finger at the man in the water and denouncing him with the words—"This storm is all through you. Get out!" As the frightened Kaiser splashes in the water he still tries to shake his "iron fist." The boat is now heading towards a harbour mark- ed "Peace Congress," where John Bull, staunch as ever, stands chuckling at the scene and say- ing "Now, we may talk over matters." The cartoon is not only amusing, but the picture has pathos and may prove prophetic. The young ar- tist has cleverly depicted "The European Jonah," and his probable fate. FOR THE WOUNDED.—A most successful. tea and entertainment, hi connection with Bethel C.M. Church, was held at Bethel Hall, on Wednesday, when wounded soldiers from the Depot to the number of about seventy were entertained. The event was organised by the ladies of the church, to whom much credit is due for the efficient man- ner in which all the arrangements in connection with the tea, etc., were carried out. An excellent programme was arranged for the subsequent en- tertainment which was largely attended and much enjoyed by the wounded "Tommies." Mr Roy Parry presided, and the programme was as fol- lows :-Pianoforte solo, Master Frank Morgan; solo, Miss May Lewis; violin solo, Sergt. Angus; recitation, Miss Nora Parry: comic song. Corpl. Williams: solo, Miss Eira Evans; comic song, Corpl. Shine; violin solo, Sergt. Angus; solo, Pte. McGowan; recitation, Corpl. Smvthers; duet, Misses Rosie Jones and Lily Jenkins; comic song, Corpl. Williams; solo, Miss Davies. Llechfaen; comic song, Corpl. Shine; recitation, Pte. Phil- lips solo. Pte. McGowan: Welsh song in charac- ter, Miss Rowlands. A vote of thanks to the lad- ies of the church for getting up the entertainment, and providing the tea. was proposed by Mr Llew. Williams (Danycefn). seconded by Corpl. Wil- liams, and carried with acclamation. A similar vote to the chairman was proposed by Supt. S. Jones, and seconded by Mr John Morgan. MOUNT STREET SCHOOL.—Saint David's Day celebrations by the mixed department of this school were of an unusual character. The first part was really a service to the memory of old boys, who had given their lives for their King and Country. Laurel wreaths were placed in posi- tion by Mr Fisher (headmaster) in memory of Sergeant Clifford, Pte. Cripps, Pte Cyril Isaac, Sergt. James James. Pte. Basel Griffiths, Pte. Williams and Pte. Keith. The "Roll of Hon- our," which is a very long one, was read, the boys and girls standing at attention. The following Welsh airs were sung by the children, viz.. "St. David's Day," "Hob y derry Dando," "Rising of the lark." "Men of Harlech," "The Ash Grove," "Bells of Aberdovey," "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," and "God bless the Prince of Wales." Miss L. Powell gave a very interesting address on the late Mr David Jenkins. Wales' modern musician, who was born at Trecastle, and Mr Fisher also gave a short address on St. David, and what Mount Street boys were doing in the great war. In conclusion he impressed upon the child- ren the stem duty of practising economy in every possible way against the hard times which would follow in the wake of this dreadful war. The proceedings closed with the singing of the National Anthem, and every boy and girl saluted the Roll of Honour" as he or'she passed out of school.

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