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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.
TALGARTH. SPECIAL SHOW OF NEW GOODS AT D. I JONES & CO.'S THIS WEEK. CLOTHING AND BOOT CLT,-B.-Severa-I new mem- bers have joined the club since the beginning of the year, and £ 8 4s 6d was distributed last year. NOTICE.—Our correspondent here is Mr D. J. Morgan (stationer and newsagent), to whom noti- fication of local events should be sent. Mr Morgan also receives advertisements and printing- orders for the "Express." EVERY HOUSEWIFE SHOULD STUDY ECONOMY just now and most Talgarth House- wives know that they can get more for their money at EVANS' STORES r, than anywhere else. If you are not already our customer, JOIN THE CROWD THAT ARE. b731 FLOOR-CLOTHS, LINOLEUMS, RUGS, &c., at OLD PRICES WHILST STOCK LASTS. Considerable advance now, but not in our stock prices.—M. DAVIES & SON, LON- DON HOUSE, TALGARTH. SEWING IPARTY.-Tliis party, which meets at Church Hall weekly, has now forwarded its second parcel of sandbags to soldiers at the front. No less than 112 bags have been despatched and the cost defrayed by members of the branch. Mittens and socks have also been sent. COUNCIL SCHOOLS.—St. David's Day was celebrated at the Council Infants' School by the following programme, with all present wearing the national emblem :—Welsh airs—"All hail to thee, Cambria," "The king's departure," and "Forth to the battle": address on St. David by Headmistress; recitation and chorus, St. David's Day; Welsh airs, "March of the men of Har- lech" and "Oh! let the kind minstrel": minute addresses, "Howell Harris," by :Miss Davies (song, "Come to 'battle"); "Llewelyn," by Miss K. Morgan (song. "Smile again"), and "Gruf- fydd ab Llewelyn," by Miss Gaynor Davies; ad- dress, "Patriotism"; and finales, "Hen wlad fv nhadau," "God bless the Prince of Wales," and "God save the King." The school-managers and others attended the Mixed Department of the Council Schools during the morning session and listened to several selections by the children. 11 De Short addresses, bearing on "Dewi Sant," were given by the managers, illustrative of the work and object of the patron saint.
LLANELLY. I NEW CHURCHYARD.—Local farmers gave con- siderable help in connection with the new church- yard.
BUILTH WELLS. I Morris's Shilling Margarine. Simply Delicious. Good stewing figs, per Ib.Davies, Bros. We don't keep good boots, we sell them.—Wyles Bros. TEA.—Miss Weatherley (Caeau) gave the tea, at "Alpha" this week. Proceeds were in aid of the church building fund. DEATH.—Mr George Thurlow (formerly of Lucca, Irfon Road) passed away at the ad- vanced age of 87 years on Thursday. FURLOUGH. -Lieut. D. T. Williams (son of Mr Roger Williams, Irfon Road) is in the town on a brief furlough. To FARM HANDS.—Do you want a Canadian Government free farm, or a ready-made "C.P.R." farm? If so, call and see Mr G. E. Sayce, Fern Lea (agent for C.P.R." and "Royal" lines.) NOTICE.—Owing to Mr W. F. Williams, our district reporter, having joined the colours, all ad- vertisements, news-correspondence, notification of meetings, etc., should now be addressed to Mr Austin Jones, Fern Lea. SCRIPTURE EXAMINATION.—Seven candidates of Horeb Sunday School sat for the annual examin- ations (oral and written) of the Brecon and Rad- nor Congregational Sunday School Union last week. TRIBUNAL.—Dr. Rhys Davies and Messrs. Hugh M. Lloyd, C.C., A. P. Morgan, Richard Price and Wm. Jones (High Street) have been elected additional members of the Uurban District Tribunal. TEACHING MISSION.—Ilev. Gerard Sampson, C.R., is conducting a teaching mission here this week. Cards, notifying the subjects on which the rev. gentleman speaks, are being distributed. WAR DISTRESS.—The local branch of the Church of England Waifs' and Strays' Society is giving a performance of "Children through the Centuries" at the Kino early in May. Proceeds are in aid of the war emergency fund. CONFIRMATION.—Confirmation day at St. Mary's is fixed for April 19th, when the Bishop of St. David's performs the rite. Probably, the memor- ial font and pulpit, to the memory of the late Rev. E. G. E. Davies, will be dedicated the same time. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR.—This society held its weekly meeting at Horeb Congregational School- room on Thursday. Mr Percy Davies was leader, and Miss Madge Beynon read a paper. Miss S. M. Jenkins presided at the organ. There was a fairly large att-endance,and a solo was ren- dered by Miss Beryl Beynon. RURAL COUNCIL.—Mr T. Pugh (chairman) pre- sided at the monthly meeting of this authority on Monday. The matter of releasing the roadmen to 'help on farms during the spring and summer was left for Mr Ll. Jones (surveyor) to make the best arrangements practicable. „ SUCCESS.—Congratulations are due to Miss G. M. Davies, B.A., Glanyrafon, Beulah, on her most recent distinction. Miss Davies, who was at one time a pupil at the Builth County School, has just been appointed history lecturer at the re- nowned Croydon School, founded by Archbishop Whitgift. The post had previously been held by men-lecturers. COLWYK COUNCIL.—!Mr J. L. Davies (chairman) presided at this authority on Monday. Dr. Black Jones (medical-officer) submitting his annual re- port, stated there were 36 births and 21 deaths during 1915. The notification of Births Act came into operation—a measure that should greatly re- duce infantile mortality. Epidemics of whoop- in cough, chicken-pox and mumps had prevailed. and Inspector W. Evans had made 301 sanitary visits. GUARDIANS' MEETING.—At the monthly meeting, on Monday, Mr T. Davies presiding, a resolution, in the name of Mr C. W. Woosnam, was adopted, providing for the increase of out-door relief, where necessary, owing to the advanced cost of living. Tenders were accepted as follow :—Meat, Mrs A. Davies and Sons; boots, Messrs. G. Eadie and Sons; provisions, Messrs. W. Price & Co., Ltd.; men's clothing, Messrs. Duggan Bros.; and motor car hire for Asylum patients, Mr H. T. Price, Lion Hotel (9d per mile). The Board granted the use of the Board Room for hospital accommoda- tion for the next 6 months and resolved to hold their meetings at Church Hall. BAND OF MERCY.—At the fortnightly meeting of .this society in Church jHall on Tuesday, Mr Rees Thomas. B.A. (Lochaber) delivered an in- teresting lecture to a fairly large and apprecia- tive audience. Rev. D. Hughes Richards (curate) also spoke and thanked Mr Thomas for his ad- dress. Special hymns, etc., were sung, and Miss Painter accompanied on the piano. Mrs Collier (Cloverley), who is the local hon. sec., thanked the adults for coming to the meeting, and re- marked that their presence would encourage the juveniles. The society was endeavouring to make a few bandages for wounded horses, and would be glad of all possible help. It was hoped that parents would take advantage of the classes by sending their children whenever possible. The meetings were held fortnightly, and the next would take place on the 28th inst. Mrs Collier is being assisted by Miss King. THE KINO.—The following is a synopsis of the 15th episode of the 'Exploits of Elaine," en- titled "The Serpent Sign," which is being shown at the Kino this week :—Wrhen the death of the Clutching Hand exposed the dual existence of Perry Bennett, her lawyer, Elaine Dodge thought at last her persecution was at an end. But sub- sequent events will prove how much in error she was. 'Seeking rest after her numerous esca- pades, Elaine visits her nurse, Aunt Tabby, in the country. Nightly thereafter, mysterious noises are heard which cannot be located. Elaine communicates her fears to Kennedy, who deter- mines to investigate. His suspicions have been aroused by a plan found among Bennett's effects. He and Jameson, hearing the spooky sounds, search for the cause and discover a secret pas- sage-way which leads into the ground. Follow- ing this, they come upon Long Sin (the Chinese adventurer), who is but the tool of the Oriental master criminal, Wu Fang. They are overcome by a deadly gas and are about to be despatched by Long Sin when Elaine appears with her dog. In the struggle that follows the roof caves in. The Oriental escapes with a mysterious box which he came for, but the others are left behind to-be rescued by Aunt Tabby and her husband. Long Sin reports to Wu Fang. They open the box, which is supposed to contain seven million dol- lars, but find only a mystic ring.
I LLANFRYNACH. READING ROOM.—A meeting of the Heading Room Committee recently took place to consider the financial position of the institution. There was a considerable adverse balance and towards this the proceeds of a social were given. The committee contemplate further reducing the debt in October.
LLANHAMLACH. SCHOOL SAVINGS BANK.—Mr H. E. Gray has again contributed his annual bonus to the child- ren's savings, amounting during the past yeaT to £3. PENOYRE.—Llanhamlaoh and Talybont detach- ments undertake duty at this hospital. Mrs Mc- Glellan, Miss K. de Winton, Miss Gladys 'Smith and 'Miss Margaret Prothero represent Llan- hamlach. PRESENTATION.—On March 12th, at the opening of the Sunday school, the Rector had the great pleasure of presenting Miss Mills with a gold wristlet watch, in the name of about 20 sub- scribers, in recognition of her long and faithful work in the Sunday school. In making the pre- sentation, he said that if one person could have claimed an excuse for not teaching on Sunday it would have been 'Miss Mills, who had already had an arduous week of teaching in the day school. And it was for that reason that he had deter- mined that the Sunday school should not be re- opened until there had been some public recognit- ion of Miss Mills's great services. Other cir- cumstances had made the presentation an addi- tional pleasure to him, and he was glad of the opportunity thus given of thanking Miss Mills for all .her other public services in the day school and otherwise—services always rendered without any idea of self-seeking or self-advertisement, but most willingly given in every good cause.
LLANAFAN-FAWR. I DEATH.—The death occurred, on Sunday, of Mrs Thomas, Hafodranker.
HAY. I 21 varieties of garden-seeds for 2/6 (all tested- carriage paid).—Lane, Peterchurch. 416 FLAG DAY.—No less than X10 was realised here on "Welsh Flag Day." PERSONAL.—Corporal Gilbert Giles (High Town) who was wounded in the legs some months ago, continues to make satisfactory progress. WHIST-DRIVE.—Last week's whist-drive, to provide funds for the recently organised Red Cross working party, proved a gratifying success. GALLIPOLI EXPERIENCES.—Private F. Williams (1st Herefords), Castle street, has just been home and narrates some terrible experiences in Galli- poli. IMPERIAL SERVICE.—Private T. Probert (wye- side Cottages, and who joined the Brecknocks a year ago, has been home before leaving for im- perial service. ON LEAVE.—Pte. Leonard Cater, 26th (Bank- ers5) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, and of The Pave- ment, was home on leave recently and looked ex- ceedingly fit and well. LECTURE.—An interesting lecture was given by Mr T. Southwick at Cusop Church Room on Tuesday. The lecture was given in connection with the Church Missionary Society, and was accompanied by lantern pictures. A collection was taken in aid of the society's funds. PERSONAL.—Pte. Bernard Jones (son of Mr S. M. Jones, tailor, and now of the 11th Battalion, S.W.B. (2nd Gwent) has been wounded. He was shot through the back, and the bullet came out through his chest. He is now in hospital in France, and recovering as well as can be ex- pected. PRESBYTERIAN CHI-RC-E.-ReV. T. Jones-Parry, M.A., B.D.. Ph.D., occupied the pulpit at this church on Sunday. The rev. gentleman is a member of the ministerial unit stationed at Llandrindod Wells. He preached at Priory Wood in the afternoon and evening, and in both churches his discourses were much appreciated. TRIBUNAL.—Painscastle Tribunal heard several more cases at Hay to-day (Wednesday). AFFILIATION ORDER.—At Bredwardine petty sessions, on Monday, before Messrs. W. Mor- timer Baylis and C. E. Tunnard-Moore, a fur- ther application from Annie Louisa Phillips, Bul- len's Bank, Clifford, for an affiliation order against John Bowen. Hawkeswood farm, Hard- wicke, Clifford, was .heard. Mr E. L. Wallis, Hereford, appeared for complainant, and Mr E. Powell-Careless, Llandrindod Wells, for defend- ant. An order of 3/6 per week was made. BREDWARDINF. TRIBUNAL.—At a meeting of this Tribunal, held at the Council Offices on Monday, there were present Mr D. F. Powell (chairman), Rev. G. Leigh Spencer, Messrs. H. Yorath, R. T. Breeze, Dd. Wall, D. A. Prosser, J. Hargest, T. E. Williams (representing the military au- thority) and A. Howard (acting-clerk). Out of the '22 applications for exemption nine were granted, three appellants given conditional ex- emptions, eight temporary exemptions, and the remaining two refused. TRIBUNAL MEET.—A meeting of Painscastle Tribunal was held at the Council Offices on Mon- day, when there were present Col. Beavan (chair- man), Revs. Hubert G. Griffith and Dd. Morgan, and Messrs. J. Davies, W. Moses, A. Challoner, Edwin Lewis and A. Howard (acting-clerk). Mr T. Halstead represented the military authority. Thirty-one cases were considered and thirteen absolute exemptions granted. Seven applicants were allowed temporary exemption, and, in the remaining eleven cases, the applications were re- fused. TOWN TRIBUNAL.—A meeting of the Town Trbunal was held in the Council Rooms on Fri- day. Members present were the Rev. J. J. de Winton (in the chair). -NIessrs. F. Cadman, Jas. Cater, Fred Davies, Jas. Evans, J. M. Maddy, T. E. James (clerk), and the military representa- tive (Mr Reece Morris). A member stated that, in the whole of the district, there would only be one conscrript. The Tribunal dealt with two applications for absolute exemption which were received too late to be considered at last sitting. Rev. J. J. de Winton was voted to the chair in place of Mr J. Morgan (resigned). The cases received considerable consideration. One was exempted till April 30th, and the other refused.
BRYNMAWR. CO-OPTIOx.-The seat on the District Council rendered vacant by the death of the late Mr Richard Jones is to' be filled by co-option. BE-NEFrT.-Through the efforts of Mr Gus Har- rington and Mr D. Gibson Harris, the hall has been secured for the benefit concert to be given to Mr Jack Fawke. TESTIMONIAL.—A fund for the purpose of pre- senting the former Vicar of Brynmawr with a testimonial has been started. Mr J. E. Davies is treasurer. FoOT-RACE.-At Crumlin, on Saturday, George Davies, of Brynmawr, met F. Bridgewater, of Six Bells, over 120 yards for £ 20 a-side. After a couple of false starts, Bridgwater got'away and won by about five yards. ACCEPTS CALL.—Mr D. Hendy Davies, B.A. Carmarthen College) has accepted a call, as suc- cessor to the Rev. W. Crwys Williams, to Rheoboth Congregational Church. Mr Davies has had a successful collegiate career, is a poet of repute, and choir conductor of National Eis- teddfodic fame. AN OLD HOTEL.-—Mr Trump, on behalf of Messrs. A. Buchan, brewers, Rhymney, the own- ers of the Griffin Hotel, the licence of which was not renewed at the ordinary sessions, said at the adjourned session negotiations for the purchase' of the freehold of the hotel had advanced a stage. When his client did obtain the freehold they would surrender the licence, but, having regard to clauses in the lease from the ground landlord, they could not do it now. The licence was re- newed on the understanding that plans for repairs be submitted. The Griffin Hotel is one of the oldest commercial hotels in South Wales and West of England. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A competitive concert was held under the auspices of the Bethesda 'Congregational Church at the Market Hall on the 6th inst. Mr W. M. Taylor presiding. Male voice competition—four parties competed, name- ly, Brynmawr. Rhymney, Blaina and Blaenavon. The Blaina party, conducted by Mr F. W. Angel, were the winners. Soprano sol-1, Madam Cutter, Ebbw Vale; 2, Miss Olive Bevan, Aber- carn. Contralto solo-first and second prizes divided betwen Miss Gladys Arthur, Newbridge, and -MI 'ss Gladys Smith, Brynmawr. Tenor Solo- Alr G. Jones, Blaina; 2, Mr Gwilym Taff, Maesteg. Bass solo-first prize divided be- tween Mr John James, Ebbw Vale, and Mr George Price, Blaina; 2, Mr G. Lucas, Varteg.
LOWER CHAPEL. EISTEDDFOD .-There was a large gathering at the Schoolroom on St. David's Day, when a suc- cessful competitive meeting, in connection with the C.M. Church, took place. All the items were keenly contested, and great praise was due to the secretary and treasurer, Mr John Thomas (Coedniawr) and Mr Tom Williams (Upper Cwmtydu) for such an excellent event. Rev. O. J. Davies (minister) presided, and the adjudica- tors were liev. and Mrs W. Jones (Pentrefelin) and ,Mr Evan Evans (Brecon). Appended is the programme :—Under 8 years, reciting 23rd Psa.lm, l5 Edna Davies, Upper Chapel, and 2, Sylvia Hamar, Castle-madoc; under 12, reciting 67th Psalm, 1, Honddu Pritchard, Merthyr Cynog. and 2, Gwyneth Davies, Lower Chapel; boys -I solo, "The minstrel boy," 1, John Jones, Upper Chapel, and 2, Hugh Hamer, Lower Chapel; girls' solo. "Will you meet me at the fountain?" 1, Mary Hamer, Lower Chapel, and 2, Gladys Marsden, Upper Chapel; nnder 16, 6 questions on the history of Moses, 1, Elwyn Dav- ies, Lower Chapel, and 2, Mary Hamer, Lower Chapel; sight-singing, Mr John Williams, Lower Chapel; open recitation, "The last hymn," Miss Nellie Davies, Uppe^Chapel; contralto solo (own selection). Miss Jfellie Davies; impromptu speech, Mr Powell. Ystalyfera; tenor solo, Mr Tom Wil- liains, Iiower Chapel; questions on general knowledge, Mr D. Williams, Lower Chapel- bass so l o, knowledge, "Cavalier's Song," Mr John William8, Lower Chapel; trio in unison, "Lead kindly tight," Mr D. Williams and party; hand-knitted pair of socks, Miss L. Jones, Brecon; and duet (own selection), Messrs. John and Thomas Wil- liams, Lower Chapel. Proceeds were in aid of Penoyre Hospital.
LLANDOVERY. SERBIAN FUND.—The entertainment, in aid of the Serbian fund resulted in a sum of about C20 being netted. ENTERTAINMENT.—The County School enter- tainment resulted in C30 being raised for the local Red Cross Hospital. Mr C. Bishop (Cwm-Rhudadn), who fractured his hip at Llandrindod Electric Baths, is mak- ing satisfactory progress towards recovery. FURLOUGH.—Ptes. D. R. Evans (King's Royal Rifles) and Gwilym Evans (Welsh Guards) visited their native borough last week. COUNTY RATE PRECEPT.—At the monthly meet- ing of the Board of Guardians, the clerk an- nounced a precept for county rate at 7zd in the R, totalling Y,1,492 Is 3d. RED CROSS.—The entertainment, given by the scholars at the County School, resulted in a sum of C30 being handed over towards the local Red Cross Hospital. OCTOGENARIAN'S DEATH.—The death has oc- curred, in his 83rd year, of Mr James Vale, iron- monger, King's Road. Deceased, who had con- ducted business over 50 years, was a native of Carmarthen, and some years ago was a member of the Town Council and a churchwarden at Llandingat. TOWN COUNCIL.—Alderman T. Watkins (de- puty-mayor) presided at a meeting of the Town Council on Thursday. Votes of condolence were passed with Councillor W. J. Esmond and family in the deaths of his sister, Mrs Bowen, and her little daughter, both of whom perished in the ill- fated Maloja. The question of replacing the borough scavenger, who was exempted for two months by the tribunal, was discussed, and means adopted to secure a successor. MILK FINE.-At the police court, on Thursday, Mary Jones, a local milk vendor, was charged with selling milk adulterated to the extent of 24 per cent. Mr Rhys W. Price, for the defendant, said he had no defence, as they could not get over the analyst's certificate. The milk from which the sample had peen taken had been purchased from another dealer to make up shortage, but, unfortunately, his client had not obtained a war- ranty with it. Defendant was fined £5 10s 6d, including cost of analyst's certificate, Colonel Lloyd Morris (chairman) characterising the case as a very serious one. INTERESTING WEDDING.—On Tuesday week an interesting marriage was solemnised at Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, the contracting parties being Mr William Williams, Llwynberllan, Llandovery, and Miss Margaret Powell, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Powell, Cefntrenfa, Cily- cwm, and niece of Mr John Hinds, M.P. The 'bride, who was becomingly attired in cream, was given away by her father. There were no brides- mains, but Mr Daniel Williams, of Henllysfach (brother), acted as best man. The officiating ministers were the Revs. H. Ifor James (pastor of Ebenezer Chapel). S. Harries, Bethel, and J. C. Griffiths, Porthyrhyd. ACCIDENTAL BURNS.—A verdict of "death from heart failure and blood poisoning, following acci- dental burns" was returned at an inquest here, on Thursday, on Ethel Dural (16), a matron's maid at the Cottage. It was stated that hearing screams the matron. Miss Russell, found deceas- ed in a passage with her clothing in flames. She wrapped a table cloth around her, and, subse- quently, the warden assisted with a bath towel in putting out the flames. A student, who was in bed in the sick room, said that after deceased brought him breakfast she poked the fire in the room. Later he noticed the back of deceased's apron was on fire, and snatched it off. Witness snatched a blanket to wrap round the deceased, but she rushed out of the room before he could reach her.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. Save Money-Buy Margarine at Price, Gwalia. 338 ROLL OF HONOUR.—Mr and Mrs G. C. Beard (Railway terrace) have presented the church with a neatly-framed "Roll of Honour." RED CROSS SOCIETY AND PRISONERS OF WAR.— The nett proceeds of the tea and concert in aid of this object have been divided as, follows to the Red Cross Society zCl2 7s 7d, and X20 to provide a parcel weekly for Welsh prisoners of war for 6 months. MILITARY.—Mr D. Williams (Pantiotyn) has joined the 'Montgomeryshire Yeomanry which is stationed at Welshpool.—Ptes. Stanley Davies, Machine Gun Section, stationed at Grantham, and G. King, S.W.B., paid a visit home during last week-end. PERSONAL.—The wounds of Captain the Hon. Roland Philipps (Royal Fusiliers, and son of Lord St. David's) are, happily, not dangerous. They were sustained in an engagement on March 2nd. Captain Philipps was wounded three times, and then conveyed to hospital. MART GOMMITrEE.-At a meeting held last Wed- nesday evening .it was decided to hold the Auction Mart as follows :—Wednesday, May 3rd and 17th, June 7th, and fortnightly thereafter. The bal- ance in hand from the jumble sale was disposed of as follows :-British Farmers' Red Cross Society X5, and Llanwrtyd Wells knitting class X4 Is 7d. POMCE COURT.-On Thursday, before Dr. Black Jones (in the chair) and Mr N. Evans, T. Jones, Sarneyrtau Farm, was summoned for not report- ing an outbreak of mange among horses. The chairman stated as this was the first case of the kind brought before them they would deal len- iently with defendant, who was fined 7/ P.s. Edwards proved the case. DEATH AND FUNERAL.—A wide circle of friends will regret to learn of the death of Mr George Morris, Providence Place, which took place on Tuesday week. Deceased who was 71 years of age was well known throughout the town and highly respected. The funeral which was largely attended, took place last Saturday, the place of interment being the Old Parish Churchyard. The Rev. J. E. Lloyd officiated at the house and graveside. The chief mourners were Mrs Morris (widow), Mr and Mrs Williams (Rhymney), and Mr and Mrs Finney. The under- taker was Mr Williams, Nantrhos.
DEYYNOCK. TEACHER'S COMPLAINT.—At the Breconshire Staffing and Salaries Committee a complaint was received from the head-teacher of the Defynock school of the alleged conduct of a parent of a scholar towards one of his assistants. The com- mittee felt that very strong measures must be taken to protect their teachers from abuse, and the suggestion was made to ask the County Council to make a bye-law dealing with the dis- turbance by unauthorised persons in any of the authority's schools. In the present case the par- ent has been asked to apologise.
ABEREDW. WHLL AND CHEERFUL.—Lieut. J. P. Lloyd and Drummer W. J. Powell have just written home from France, stating that, notwithstanding the hardships of a soldier's life, they were well and cheerful. CONCERT.—There was a large attendance at Llanfaredd's recent concert. Those who took part were Mrs Price (Aberedw), Miss Jones (Church House), Miss Webb, Miss Weale (Crose- ways), Mr W. Prothero, J.P., Mr James Pro- thero, Mr T. Barker and Mr J. Rees (Rhulan). The juveniles did very well in the rendering of their songs and recitations. Proceeds, amounting to over zC4, were devoted to the Central Red Cross Fund.
FRANKSBRIDGE. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—'St. David's Day was duly ohsered at the day-school here. Several old scho- lars attended, and, also, Rev. and Mrs D. Rees (The Manse). Rev. D. Rees addressed the child- ren, urging them to follow the example of St. David by leading good lives, and showed how much heroism was still found in the men Wales at the present day, giving as an instance the noble dea.th of Pte. A. F. Evans (Swansea) who received his death wound in the present war while carrying a wounded comrade out of danger. The following programme was gone through :— Recitation, "Welcome," Infants and Standard I.; pianoforte solo, "Welsh Airs," Hannah Rog- ers; recitation, "Land of my Fathers"; pianoforte solo, "Ar Hyd y Nos," 'May Price; song "God bless the Prince of Wales," school-children; pianoforte solo, Edna Pritchard; recitation, "St. David's Day," Standards III. and IV. piano- forte solo, "Bells of Aberdovey," Miss Gladys Davies; song, "Happy be thy dreams," M Miss Hilda James; pianoforte solo, "Queen Mab," Miss A. Prosser; song, "Land of my Fathers," school-children; song, "Return to thy home," Miss Gladys Davies; recitation, "The bended bow, Standards V., VI., and VII. Miss Gladys Davies was the accompanist.
YSTRADGYNLAIS. PRESENTATION .-Private D. Williams was presented with a fountain pen by the staff of Cyn- lais school (where lie was a teacher) on recently joining the colours. FOR INDIA.—Pte. Stephen Williams (son of Mr Rhys Williams), Pte. David Williams (son of Mr John Williams), Pte. Rees Hughes and Pte. W. Thomas have been sent out to India. PERSONAL.—Privates John T. Lewis, John Wathan and John Terry, three young men who joined the Brecknock Battalion, were home on their last leave before going to India last week. OBITUARY.—The death occurred, on Wednesday, of Brychan Watkins (son of Mr and Mrs E. Wat- kins, Royal Stores). Deceased, only 17 years of age, was one of twins, and of a bright and happy disposition. SEND OFF.—Three old County School boys— David Williams, Stephen Williams, and Watkin M. Watkin—who had been on furlough, were given a rousing send-off from Ystalyfera Station on Thursday on their departure for service abroad. FLAG DAY.—Results of the efforts, made on "flag day," have now come to hand, and are quite satisfactory. The total proceeds of the fla-, sales were zC14 7s Id, and, after paying the cost of flags, carriage, and other incidental expenses, a sum of X8 10s Id remained to augment the worthy fund to which the money was allotted. WELSH DRAMA.—The Cinema was packed to its utmost capacity on Thursday night for the per- formance of the Welsh drama "Gruffydd o'r Glyn" by Llaetbferch Drainatic Company (Ynismeudw), under the conductorsliip of Miss M. J. Francis. The performance was a great success, and reflect- ed credit upon the conductress and all the mem- bers of the company. <
YSTALYFERA. LEAVE.-Le,e.-Cpl. Clifford Hunt (son of Mr and Mrs J. Hunt) was home on leave last week. PERSONAL.—Pte. A. V. Lloyd (who is in the Somerset Light Infantry) spent last week-end at his old home. INDISPOSED.—Mr Ben Jones, M.A., one of the masters of the County School, is at present in- disposed. PATRIOTIC.—Mrs Matilda Davies (60, Cynfyng Road) has six soldier sons and one soldier son-in- law in the Army. ECCLESIASTIC.—Rev. Dd. Charles, for three years curate in Ystalyfera, has left the district to take up duties in Llangyfelach. LEAVE.—Seaman Willie Morris (son of 'Mr and Mrs David Morris, Gough road) was home on leave last week. ,St,-ccEss.Mr John,Sidney Griffiths (son of Mr and Mrs John Griffiths, Gough road) has passed in Stage I. in mining engineering at the County School examination. BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.—Rev. R. G. James has accepted an invitation from the British and Foreign Sailors' isociety to become their organising missionary 'for 'Swansea and dis- trict. FUNERAL.—The funeral took place on Thursday at Holy Trinity Church of Miss Ada Thtas, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas, Wern- las, Swan Field. The funeral was attended !by the senior pupils and all the staff of the County School, where deceased was a pupil. BOXING.—Lce.-Cpl. W. J. Hayes (Old Wern Schools) has won distinction in his regiment (2nd Battalion Welsh) by his powers as a boxer. Hayes -who was wounded three times in Flanders— was inducted to enter for the heavy-weight cham- pionship of his regiment. He won this with some ease, knocking out his (nan in the final in the second rouqd.
GLASBURY-ON-WYE. I PRRSOXAL.-Pte. 'Machin, K.S.L.I., has quo 1 recovered from his attack of rheumatic fever 8Ð" 9 is now back "doing his bit" in France. & FL-RLOUGH.-Pte. IA-. Lewis, K.S.L.I., Troo E J. Marston, G.Y., Pte. W. Bailey, K.S.L.I.. a Lieut. N. Fieldon, S. W.B., all of this localitl, e' have recently been home on leave. They lIP f looked fit and well. r; WOUNDED COLONEL.—Colonel Fielden, who hat been supervising transport work in France, badtf I mangled his legs by slipping between the PIS? ti form and a train in motion. He is now in S|j 01 George's Hospital (London) progressing a-s V4 Fe as can be expected. 61 VESTRY MEETING.—A vestry meeting was r ly held to consider a design for a memorial -iv dow, which Major and Mrs de Winton (M-ae lIwch Castle) intend placing in All Saints' Clur*? e, to the memory of their son, who was killed iD France, September 1914. The window represent' 10 ing St. Michael and St. George with drawo 00 swords, was decided upon. PE Ps
PENDERYN. I n I GIFT.-Mrs E. Jones (Ysguborfawr) recent111 d; gave three green baize coverings for the bra" I 8] ornaments in St. Cynog's Church. t Ti
TAFFECHAN, I PERSONAL.-Tbe people of the district W? A* I sorry to lose Mr Job Morgan and his famih ? ￼ ￼ were highly respected. Mr Lewis Evans (Pl?' ant View), another respected resident, has 0 a left the neighbourhood.
CEFN-Y-BEDD. I FUBLOUGH.—A.B., F. Morris (son of Mr | Mrs Morris, The Station, and who joined ty Royal Navv Division some months ago) has 1*0 home on short leave. He looked remarkaW well, and expects to be transferred for duty r, the North Sea within a month. A.B. Morris \) now stationed at Crystal Palace. R%
PILLETH. I 1511, SEWIXG GTIILD. --Members of this guild; b meet alternately at Nantygroes and the RecW .1' for the purpose of making comforts for the 80' \1 iers. J CHURCH HALL FUND.—This fund is graduallyl creasing. Last year a donation of zel was h ceived from Miss C. Whitehead, XI from the Bf. V, ?' and m? 15s 3d mterest, making a total of ? [v 1TT5s 3£ d. The fund's total now stands at R95 2s
ABERCRAYE. I vi PROMOTION. -Corpl. A. Whiting has been pJ'l1' moted to the rank of sergeant since his returu V* France. VI HOME FROM HOBPITAL.-Pte. Brychan B? -?l: ards is home from hospital, having been woUL4' w ed at the battle of Loos. He received shra?o? wounus in the back which affected his left leg. -j, FLAG D,n.-Flag Day here proved very 00 -ful, and credit is due to the young ladies "If1JØ had c:: :1rge of the collecting boxes. The cbildre" of the different schools also rendered great help \)\ contributing towards the fund and selling POI cards. PROUD RECORD.—Mrs J. Rosser (Bank Buil; vVj, mgs) has 29 near relatives serving His Majesty? Forces, including husband, two brothers, her only sister, who has been in France since commencement of the war as a nurse. Five of JlV \Vj\ relatives have been killed.
CEFN-COED. 1 BENEFIT. The promoters of the recent smo? ? concert must be congratulated on the result of tb? efforts to proide comforts for the Cefn "G" <? ?? pany of the Brecknocks, now stationed at M? Central India. The concert committee, mclud^ v Mr Jacob Rees (chairman) and Mr if.?bO, < (treasurer), met last week, when Mr R. ;Ro? (hon. secretary) reported that through the gein4Dio' ity of the Misses Williams, GWynne's Arms, ? fraying all expenses, the whole of the proceeds of v the concert amounted to £7. 1
NEWBRIDGE-ON-WYE. I T CONFIRMATION CLASSES.-These clasees are ? being held in the village, and are well attend^- WHOOPING CouG?.-Owing to an outbreak ? ￼ whooping cough, the school here w&g rec?? i closed for some time. de! 1 COOKING CLASSES.—The cooking classes, un t' the supervision of Miss Randall, were well ? tended and proved of great use.
THE "EXPRESS" DIARY. I J Sunday, April 16th.—Watergate Church Anpl sary, the return of Rev. D. 0. Griffiths- VIP- Wednesday, April 19.—Lecture at Ramab tist Church. Easter Monday.—Tea & Concert, Twyn, -— ——————— -=' ￼ ￼ Printed and Published by G. E. SATCE?? ￼ "Brecon and Radnor Express" Offiew S? ?. .ft Buildings, Bulwark, in the Chapelry ? Mary, in the Borough and County of BreoO oC ￼ THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1916.
LLANDEFAELOGFACH. I PRF,SEN-TATION. -Several parents and others met at the schoolroom on the 2nd inst., and made a. presentation to Miss Sinnett Jones (late head- mistress), on leaving for her home near Aberys- twyth. Miss J. Powell and Miss Pritchard, who are in charge of the school at present, had ar- ranged a programme of songs, recitations, etc. Rev. D. H. Francis (rector), made the presenta- tion of a dressing-case. Miss S. Jones thanked her friends, especially the children for their kind action. The programme over, all sat down to tea, provided by Miss Sinnett Jones. Games were afterwards indulged in. Thanks were tendered to Miss Jones for providing the tea and to Miss Sybil Davies (Danyreglwys) for collecting towa-rds the presentation.
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SENNYBRIDGE. r Motoi Cars for hire, day or night. New and second-hand Cars And Motor Cycles supplied for cash or easy terms.W. Boxhall, Sennybridge. 495 FAIR.- The first fair of the year took place on Tuesday. Trade was very brisk. There was a large number of dealers from all parts. A fair supply of cattle was disposed of at good prices. Fu-,ERAL.-M,e regret to record the death of Mrs Martin, Usk Cottage (the wife of Mr Frank Martin. Deceased passed away, after a short illness, on Friday, and the funeral took place on Tuesday, when a large number attended. Rev. J. -Evans (curate at Rhydybriw Church) took the services at the house, and the Rev. D. Davies (vicar of Defynock), assisted by Rev. J. Evans, took part at Devynock Church and graveyard, where the interment took place. SHEEP MARKET.—The annual meeting of the Executive Committee took place on Tuesday. Mr Owen Price presided, and the hon. secretary (Mr W. Williams) read a statement of accounts, which showed that the debt had now been paid off. Further improvements to the market pro- perty were considered and steps are to be taken again to increase ,the facilities of both farmers and dealers. Mr W. J. Price, of the firm of Messrs. David and W. J. Price, auctioneers, &c., Brecon, was again appointed the auctioneer for the year.
TRETOWER. ON ILEAVE.-Ptes. H. Williams and Ivor Mere-I dith were recently home here on brief furlough.
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. LEAVE.—Pte. J. Stanton, R.A.M.C., and Lance- Corporal E. Evans (3rd Brecknocks) were home here on leave last week. NEW CHURCH.—The new church is now under cover, but there is still much work to be done in the way of levelling and cleaning. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION.—A Church Sun- day School Association has been formed for this district. Meetings are to be held annually at dif- ferent centres, and this year, the assembly will be at Builth. the subject being "The Chris- tian Sacraments."
TRECASTLE. OBITUARY.—The death has occurred of Mrs Eliza-betli Jenkins (daughter of Mr Morgan Dav- ies, late of the "Bear," Trecastle), who died at S't. James's Vicarage (the residence of her daughter, Mrs J. Lumley Davies) on the 6th inst. The remains were interred at Plumstead Ceme- tery on the 11th inst., the chief mourners being Rev. and Mrs J. Lumley Davies (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs Thomas Edwards, Dowlais (daughter), Mr D. M. Jenkins, Llanwrtyd (son), Miss Olwen Davies (grand-daughter), Dr. Ver- non Davies (nephew), and Rev. and Mrs Lloyd Davies, Charlton (nephew and niece). The ser- vices at the church (St. James's) and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. Derman Christopherson (rural dean of Woolwich). Many 'beautiful floral tributes were received from re- latives and officials, congregation and various societies of St. James's Church, of which the Rev. J. Lumley Davies is vicar.
LLANGYNIDR. SUCCRss.-Miss Elsie Wake (daughter of Mrs Wake, Oxford) has just passed the Oxford Sen- ior Local Examination, Miss Phyllis Murton (daughter of Mrs Murton) has also passed the Cambridge Senior Local. Mrs Wake and Mrs Murton were formerly teachers at the day school here and are nieces of Mrs Brewer.
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ELAN YALLEY. I PERSONAL.—Lieut. A. M. Downing, a higbty respected resident, has been transferred to fla low.
BRONLLYS. I EGG COLLECTION.—The children attending t? C.E. School have lately collected eggs for wounded soldiers. These were taken last w? to the local hospital (Dderw), and Hon. M? '? Morgan (commandant) expressed her thanka ? ? the little ones for thus showing their ki? thought and sympathy.
CRAY. I PARISH MEETING-The annual parish mee? ￼ was held at the Schoolroom on Thursday eveoi? \) Mr Price was in the chair. It was reported W,, b'? the motor warning signs had been supplied £ cJ last, but had not been erected. It was decide^ make formal application again to th6R.D.10- 1$ D a few belated repairs to roads and culverts.
BEAUFORT. I MUSICAL.—Performances, given by the ? O leyan choir and friends of recent yeam have ?' doubtedly been highly appreciated, and their s?' Ma cess has been largely due to the untiring e? W o?f M?r ??A? lfred Jones. The choir, numbering ab?' Ch, 120, is now engaged in rehearsing MendelSsohn It lot St. Paul," which will be performed shortly- h
LLANGATTOCK. I k, OMTLARY.-The death has occurred, at the V of 58, of Mr W. L. Pritchard, who for 'a ? long period was employed as a mason on the B?" fort Estate. Deceased, who was an Itio t) churchman, was well known and respected in v district. The funeral took place on Wednea? b, at Llangattock. Mr Pritchard leaves a wi?o" tit? and familv. k
CWMTWRCK I APPOINTMENT.—Lieut. Will Lewis (son of ￼ V owell Lewis), who was discharged from the af? ￼ a short time ago as medically 'unfit, has now b? ? successful in obtaining a post as engineer on b<?? € the Mauntama. ?t-