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Agriculture and the Army. I MR. W. S. MILLER ONE OF THE DEPUTATION. I Recently, at the War Office, General Geddes, Director- General of Recruiting, met Professor Bryner Jones, Mr W. S. Miller (Forest Lodge, Brecon) and Mr Evan R. Davies (Pwllheli), representing the Welsh National Ag- ricultural Council, and discussed with them the position of agriculturists under the revised regulations, issued by the Board of Agriculture, with the concurrence and approval of the Army Council. The deputation urged, on behalf of the council they represented, the steps to be taken to medically examine all agriculturists of mili- tary age without delay, in order to find out exactly how many men were available for general service and how many would be relegated to the reserve, and for that purpose be left on the land. The deputation pointed out that the official circular of the 6th October seemed to indicate that all agricultural cases would be dealt with on their merits after January 1st. whereas the view was represented or taken by others that all men under 30 would have to join the forces. Necessities of Agriculture. I The Director-General of Recruiting was understood to have received the deputation in an extremely sym- pathetic manner, and said that, while the Army had no power to require or enforce i*en engaged in agricultural work to undergo M,?d i,I beFination at once, it was their wish this should be .?ne, and they would be gratified if all men were to offer themselves voluntarily for medical examination before going before the tri- bunals. It might be possible for the Army Council, in association with the Board of Agriculture, to issue an appeal in these terms to men employed on the land. ,With respect to the arrangements that had to obtain from and after January 1st, the Army Council hoped very soon to make public a communication which had been issued to the commands, in which it was clearly I set forth that the necessities of agriculture were not to be sacrificed, even if that necessitated the retention of men under 30 on the land. The Substitution Scheme. I With regard to the substitution scheme, no farm ser- vant would be.taken, if he were proved to be indis- pensable, until an efficient substitute had been provided, and the suitability of that substitute would be tested by allowing him to remain in the particular farm for at « least a week before the man whose place he was taking was called up to the Army. Professor Bryner Jones tendered the thanks of the deputation and of the Welsh National Agricultural Council for the courteous and sympathetic hearing General Geddes had given the representations made.
A Numberless Car. PROSECUTION AT RHAYADER. Before Rhav'ader justices, on Wednesday, John Ltaiy (Chalybeate street, Aberystwyth, dealer) was sum- moned for driving a motor-car on the highway in the parish of Lianyre without an identitication number on the 14th ult. P.c. Goulding (Colwyn) said he saw defendant driving the car at Newbridge-on-Wye. There were no identifica- tion numbers on the front of the car. He told him he would be reported.. Defendant did not appear but wrote, stating he had been having the car repaired and forgot to re-place the numbers. A fine of 15/- was imposed.
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Cefn Milk Price. RESIDENTS DECIDE TO RESIST THE INCREASE. |. A largely-attended meeting of the inhabitants of Cefn was recently held at the Council Schools to protest against the increase in the price of milk. Mr William Harris (secretary of the Merthyr Trades and Labour Council) addressed the meeting. Ultimately, the meeting unanimously decided "to fihgt to a finish" any attempt which might be made by the milk-vendors to increase the price of milk. The meeting also decided to canvass the house-wives with a view to resisting any increase.
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Wedding of Hay Interest. LIEUTENANT BUCKLEY-RODERICK AND MISS GARNONS-WILLIAMS. A wedding of Breconshire interest took place at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, on the 9th inst., when Xieut. Hume Buckley-Roderick (Welsh Guards) was married to Miss Barbara Garnons-Williams. Both the bride and bridegroom are members of families well- inown in South and Mid-Wales, the bride being the daughter of the late Col. Garnons-Williams and of Mrs Garnons-Williams, Waunderwen, Hay, and the bride- groom the son of the late Colonel Buckley-Roderick and of Mrs Buckley-Roderick, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. In civil life Lieut. Hume Buckley-Roderick is a solicitor, and a member of the firm of Roderick and Richards, of tlanellv. Owing to the war the wedding was quietly solemnised, and only immediate rflatives and friends were among the guests at the church and at the reception given at the Hotel Rembrandt. Dressed in white crepe de chene, trimmed with white lace, surmounted with orange blossoms, the bride, who carried a bouquet of carnations, was given away by her brother, Lieut. Garnons-Williams, of the Royal Fusiliers. She had no bridesmaids. With the bridegroom as best man was Mr Illtyd Nicholl, the Ham, and the cere- mony was conducted by the bride's uncle, Rev. Arthur Garnons Williams, who was assisted by the vicar of Holy Trinity, the Rev. E. Gough. The honeymoon is being spent at Castell Gorford, lent by the bridegroom's uncle, Captain James Buckley. Among the guests were Mrs Buekley. Roderick, the Misses Buckley-Roderick, Lieutenant and Mrs Nicholl Buckley-Roderick, Rev. and Mrs Arthur Garnons-Wil- liams, Mr Gerald Garnons-Williams, Mrs Aylmer Gar- nons-Williams, Mr Cecil Hume Nicholl, Mr and Mrs Jestyn Hume Nicholl, Major and Mrs H. Buckley- Roderick, Mrs Child Buckley, Mrs and Miss Fursdan, 3toderick, Mrs Child Buckle i, vans, Mr Lewis (Stradley Lady Pollock, Mrs Morton Evans, Mr Lewis (Stradley Castle), Mr Martin R. Richards (of the firm of Roderick and Richards), Miss Catherine Garnons-Williams, Lieut. William Buckley (Penyfai), Capt. P. Warledge. Miss M. Wilcox, Mr and Mrs Allan Hume Nicholl, the Misses Hume Nicholl, Mrs Ware, Mrs Pearse, Mrs Halsey and Mr Halsey, Mrs Jeffreys and Mrs Timmins.
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The englyn, supplying an epitaph to the drunkard, was composed by the well-known englynwr of Llan- dovery. He composed it after he and the Rev. D. Bowen (Hermon) had passed a drunken man on the road.
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Breconshire Sensation. SAD CLYDACH STORY. FOUND IN THE CANAL. LADY ARTIST'S END. A sad story was told at an inquest at the Royal Oak Inn, Clydach, on Wednesday evening, concerning the tragic death of Miss Simpson, daughter of Dr. Simpson, of Clydach. Deceased was found drowned in the canal on the 1st inst., and the inquest was delayed on account of the absence from home of the coroner (Mr R. H. A. Davies). Dr. Simpson sai( he last saw the deceased alive at 3.30 p.m. on the da y e stated, when she was in her usual health. She had been depressed for some time because she had failed to get work, and that preyed on her mind. He saw his daughter in the canal on the 2nd, and on the Sand bridge he saw some of her clothing, together with a bottle of chloroform water, a bottle of whisky and a copy of Herrick's poems, which were favourites of hers. The chloroform water was taken from his surgery. The Coroner: She had been depressed for some time. Witness: Yes, she was very disappointed at being unable to get work. She was an artist and had taken prizes at the eisteddfod. She took the first toP line- drawing in all Wales at the eisteddfod. She was train- ed at Hereford, and she was a good black and white ar- tist. She had sent to publishers and had her work re- turned again and again-it is the old story—and I think that must have depressed her. The Coroner: Was she given to this (pointing to the whisky bottle)?—No, never. The only alcohol she took was a glass of claret when she was aneemic. I have no knowledge where she got the whisky, though I have been trying to find out. Was she a drug-taker?—No. If she had been she would not have taken that, because it is simply chloroform and water. In reply to another question, witness said that there was about half an ounce of pure chloroform in the bottle I and he had filled it up with water. Mr Alf. Pickering said that there was ngt much left I because when they found it the cork was out. The Coroner: If it were half full would it be sufficient to kill a person. Dr. Simpson: No, it would make them drunk, but I don't think it would be enough to kill. It would cause insensibility for a few minutes. Alfred Pickering, of Gilwern, said he had known de- ceased for eight or nine years. She called at his house on the let about 10 minutes to 5 and asked him for a glass of whisky. He called the servant and found that his wife, who had gone out, had the keys of the side- board with her. He asked the deceased if she would have a glass of beer, and she said she would. The ser- vant drew her a jug of beer, containing about two glasses. Deceased drank one glass and part of another. Witness got up to tell the servant to send the boy with the letters to the post, and, as he turned round, he noticed deceased pouring something into the glass and drink it up quickly. He asked her what she had taken and she replied, "It is quite all right, don't be alarmed, I am in the habit of taking it." She did not say what she had taken, and he kept her talking for a time to see if it took any effect. He talked to her for half-an-hour, but it took no effect whatever. She was quite all right when she left his place, and he saw her going along the canal bank. If he had detected any- thing wrong with her he would have kept hci*. The Coroner: Has she ever had beer or whisky at your house before?—No, never asked for it. -She has had port wine or something of that kind, but nothing stronger. Didn't you think it strange that she should ask for whisky?—Yes, and I told my wife and she went to tell the doctor. He was anxious about it, and I offered to go along the canal bank with him. We went with two lanterns, but we could not see anything. The doctor came down the next morning, and we went up the bank and we found the hat and clothes and the bottles by the Sand bridge. I saw two white hands in the water. The doctor was very mnch upset, and I sent him home to my place and I sent for P.c. Boore. The Foreman (Mr D. M. Evans): Is it true that she wanted to leave some jewellery at hour house?—Yes, she took a ring off and asked me if I would take it. She said, "you have been very good-take this for the heer." He replied, "take it back," the very idea of such a thing." After deceased had gone witness went into the room and found the ring by the glass and put it into his waistcoat pocket. The Coroner: That aroused your .uspcion?—Yes, I told my wjfe she returned, and she did not take the pony out of the trap, but went straight to Dr. Simp- son's. Was she wearing more than one ring?—I think she had two. The Coroner: The probabilities are that she exchang- ed the other for the whisky. P.é Boore said he was informed by Dr. Simpson that his daughter was missing, and, from what Mr Pickering told him afterwards, he went to the canal and saw the body in the centre of the water about 15 Sards from the Sand bridge. Witness had made inquines about the whisky, but could not find where deceased got it. He was told she was at the Corn Exchange shortly after 4 and asked for whisky there, but that time could not be correct, because at 20 minutes or half-past four she was above the church. She asked another person in Gilwern where she could get whisky, and was told she could not get it as it was after hours. She said that she wanted it for the doctor. Mr D. G. Harris, solicitor, Brynmawr, said deceased was formerly a good friend, of himself and his wife. He had not seen her for two years until the 31st ult. She came to his office about 5.30 in the evening and said that she had left home ana was going to London. She said she had been unable to get any work. She asked him if he would lend her some money to go to London with. He said he would and cashed a cheque just to humour her, but he did not give her any money. He asked her to have some tea, and his typist made her some. He talked with her for some time and advised her to go home, and she promised to do so by the 8 p.m. train. He had to leave her at 6.45, and she then ap- peared to be quite normal. The Coroner: What did she say she wanted to go to London for?—Simply to get work. Witness added that next morning his typist told him that after he left de- ceased went mad. He was convinced that she was in- sane, and he at once motored down to Dr. Simpson to warn him. By that time, however, the deceased had I been found in the water. The jury returned a verdict of "suicide whilst tempor- arily insane."
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Rhayader Lights I NOT SUFFICIENTLY SUBDUED. FINES IMPOSED. At Rhayader Petty Sessions, on Wednesday, Miss Amy A. Harries (Beehive, Rhayader) was summoned for negleoting to shade and screen lights on her pre- mises on the 30th ult. P.s. Rogers said that about 8.30 p.m., on the date in question, he saw an unshaded light in the Beehive, and it illuminated the houses on the other side of the road. The blinds on the window were only partly drawn. There was a gas-lamp burning in the shop with a shade on one side. There was another unshaded lamp also burning in the kitchen opposite the door. Witness drew defendant's attention to the matter and she ex- pressed regret. The bench imposed a fine of 5/6, inclusive. John Search (South Street, Rhayader) was also fined 5/6, inclusive, for having unshaded lights on the 26th ult. P.s. C. Rogers proved the case.
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A Question of Title, I "(Brychan) reigned fifty years, married three wives and had fifty children, very remarkable people-all of them saints -Poole'zs History of Brecknockshire. I Sir,Icly. first feeling on reading these striking words was one of pride. Where, said I, has there been such an extraordinary percentage of sainthood as in my native county! It is true that I was a little disappointed that the historian does not describe Brychan and his three wives as saints, but I feel sure we may infer this detail, as if they had not been up to the standard reached by their children we would, doubtless, have been told. Meditating on these things, however, I was surprised to find my feeling change from one of exaltation to some- thing less agreeable, and, although I have no word that quite expresses it, I may put it as something akin to an impression that Brychan and his family had been over-doing it, and I caught myself half-wishing that there had been, at least, one prodigal son and one in- corrigible daughter among the fifty. I feel it hard to confess that I have any fault to find with Saints, but it may be that in doing so I but give expression to the thoughts of others. This I do along the lines of least- resistance-those of rhyme :— What time the spirit moved I hitherto Have sat me down,, not making much ado, Nor have I sought for phrases finely-spun, But simply dipped my pen, and let it run. Rh,' te followed rhyme (sometimes a little lame), And I but pulled, for "as I pulled it came." B't now and then a time and text will come Whton wits go bankrupt, and the tongue lies dumb; Then does the hard, to help him in his trade, Lift up his eyes and pray the Muse's aid. So 1. For I of Saints could never sing Did not the muse a kindly succour bring; And if but one should overweight my pen, How should I fare when Saints are five times ten! And since I must the task supreme essay —What hindrances soever block the way- Thou, Muse! shall have the credit of each line, (If but the hand that writes be courted mine). How weak are words t'extot the world's elect! Superlatives have here but scant effect: Artists may well till distant Doomsday paint, Yet he who once has seen will know a saint. And I have ere this day, both seen and known And converse held with saints—not one alone. 'Tis true their names will ne'er be writ in brass, Nor may you see their form in painted glass, Ay! saints were they, attested by each act. Who lived and died oblivious of the fact! Would there were more! (and, since of Saints I sing, I wish-but then one can't be everything). Would there were many'more! And yet I shun To write-I would a Saint were everyone. For, say that Saints were ajl the sons of men, I need but ask, and where would Saints be then? Salt of the earth in very truth are they, But, were the earth all salt, what would we say? Is it not strange, that Sainthood may grow stale; That one may reach the goal-and fifty fail! One in an age may satisfy, where more But sate—or as the vulgate hath it-bore! 'Tis stranger still that with the Muse's aid I am no forrader than ere I prayed: I know not if this them e-e c tho' I hymn it- Should be described, "The Record," or "The Limit." I JOB TOSSER.
Breconshire Contests. PLOUGHING MATCH AT GILWERN. Llanelly, Llanwenarth. Llangenny and Llanfoist Plonghing Society held their annual meeting at GUwern recently, the proceeds, amounting to 917. again being given to the Red Cross Society. Awards were:- Ploughing. Wheel-plough (open).—1st, Wm. Vaughan, Brecon; 2nd, Jas. Thomas, Ty-mawr, Gilwern; 3rd, Wm. Jenkins, Man- hilad. Swing-plough (open).-Ist, Wm. Jenkins, Llantilio- pertholey; 2nd, Wm. Pritchard, Llangattock. Swing-plough.—Geo. Kitley, Llangattock. Wheel-plougli.-Ist, Albert Llewellyn, Ty-gwyn; 2nd, B. Jonathan, Treargoed. Wheel-plough (under 20 year8).-18t, Jas. Llewellyn, Ty-gwyn; 2nd, John Lane, Llanvetherine. Horses sand Turri-Outs. Turn-out.—1st, Albert Llewellyn, Ty-gwyn; 2nd, B. Williams, Llanvetherine; 3rd, John Lane, Llanvetherine. Brood mare.-Ist, B. Williams; 2nd, divided between Jas. Llewellyn, Ty-gwyn, and Jones, Brook Farm. Nag horses.-lst, Jonathan Bros., Treargoed; 2nd, C. Llewellyn, Ty-gwya. Mare or getdlnll.-lst, Miss Jonathan; 2nd, B. Wil- liams, Llanvetherine.
Rhayader Board of Guardians. CONTRACTOR'S APPLICATION. Mr D. C. Davies (chairman) presided at a meeting of Rhayader Board of Guardians at the Magistrates' Room, Rhayader, on the 8th inst. Present were Rev. D. L. Thomas and Messrs. Ed. Price (vice-chairman), B. P. Lewis, J. Jones, J. Evans, E. E. Thomas, W. Evans, j J. Price, A. Edwards, Thos. Meredith, T. Hamar, E. Price, Thos. Stephens, J. Jones, Dd. Mills and E. D. Prothero (clerk). Mr W. Lewis (baker; etc., Rhayader), bread contrac- tor to the Union, applied for an advance in the con- tract price which was now paid for bread. He was sup- plying at the rate of 6!d per quartern loaf and, owing to the greatly increased cost of wheat, was suffering a serious loss. The chairman thought they should treat Mr Lewis as they treated others. He was an old contractor and de- served their consideration. Mr Ed. Price proposed and Rev. D. L. Thomas second- ed, that the price be raised to 8|d. All members agreed, and the vote was carried ac- cordingly. The master's books showed that 22 vagrants were re- lieved during the past fortnight, an increase of one as compared with the corresponding period last year.
Farmers and the War;) [^3 f A CANADIAN'S LETTER. -1 Writing home to his parents, Mr and Mrs E. J. JoneS. Post Office, Presteign, manager of the Bank of British North America, Belmont, Manitoba, says -There Sre over 70 gone from this little hamlet and district, an d our population in the last census, taken this sumiB^' was 250. Many a farmer here is working 320 acres blJJl self with no assistance. Henry did this, and had 0 one but himself on his farm this summer-not even BOY, one to cook. When a man cooks his own meals, et&l ?and puts in 140 acres of wheat and 80 acres of barley aOd oats, tends about 20 cattle and 20 hogs, besides hor?* enough to work the land, it is going 'some,' and that what a good many are doing here now, owing to short I of farm help. The cases of farmers before tribunals ™ England in the papers you sent me looked small co!? pared to that. However, in England they are mWiId16t greater sacrifices than we are, and the casualties 1 you are heavier thab ours—also, the women with tbl, I wounded coming home to be attended to, and they are ill greater danger. We heard last week of two of Ou? men's deaths and two more fellows with farms, W bo have to give up all they own and go forward to t? their places."
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