YOU CANNOT GO WRONG if you deal at EVANS' STORES, The Quality Grocers, TALGARTH. PEARL ASSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON, W.C. 1. Summary of ANNUAL REPORT for the Year ending December 31st, 1917. War Cla.im have been paid during tLc year amcuuting to ?212,372 13?. 5d., making a total paid '\Vla?r Cla,'rns iia, .-e 1).een paid (iiirn,- tLo ye tr awc;uiitiii,?? to R212,) I'?. 5d., n)al?u, a total Ezilid The Company's investments during the year have been almost exclusively British War Loan securities, which now exceed £ 3.000,000. INCOME.—The total Premium Income lor the year amounted to 23,988,830 lls. 10d.. an increase of £ 423,987 9s. 4d. over tha-t of the previous year. In lilie Ordinary Branch, the Premium Income amounted to 2852,448 4s. 6d., which is 9168,098 3s. 2d. greater that that of the previous year. 6,264 Personal Accident, Aircraft and Employers' Liability Policies were granted during the year. representing £10,520 15s. 8d. New Annual Premium Income. The Premiums received in this Branch, amounted to £35.58\1 12s. 8d. The Total Income for the year amounted to 24,421,843 7s. lid., being an increase of 1405,916 3s. 8d. c-er that of the previous year. CLAIMS.—205,778 claims were paid during the year, amounting with Bonuses and outstanding Claims to 41,769.075 3. Gd., which, added to the sums previously paid, make a total of 221,360,540L 17s. FUNDS.—The total Funds now amount to £12,739,993 18s. ltd., which is an increase of £ 1,175,022 2s. 6d. over these oi las'¡ year. By Order, F. D. BOWLES. CHAIRMAN. Wanted, additional representatives in all districts. To good business men liberal terulsand certain success.—Apply to the District Superintendent. Mr T. WILLIAMS, Gower House, Bul- wark, Brecon. br963/62/73
GRADE 3 MEN. I ARE THEY CONSIDERED CROCKS ? I A LITTLE "BREEZE" AT ITRECON TRIBUNAL. I I- .1 I- I The value of Grade 3 men to me Aruij m do g "breeze" at the Brecon Rural Tribunal. on Friday, be- tween a member and Capt. Wilson, the new National Service representative. It aros« in the case of an ap- plication from Sennybridge, a postman, who was in category Grade 3.. men wer,) '??° ?homaf Gridths said that Grade 3 men were considered "crocks" in the Army. Capt. Wilson: Oh. no! Certainly not. Rev. Thomas Griffiths (warmly): I f, e your pardon, sir, I have read in the papers that they are considered as fcuch, and I think this man merely a"eroek for Army purposes. If you .ewl such a man to the Ami) he will only he an expense to the natIOn-only an en- cumbrance and expense to the nation, anù- Capt. Wilson (interposing) ;aid it seemed to him that Air Griffiths had com- there in a most aggressive 6pirit towards him. He had never spoken to him in his life, and yet he appeared most aggressive. "This gentle- man," said Capt. Wil-on, "appears to want to have an argument and quarrel about the whole thing." Rer T. Griffiths I am not at all aggressive to you. I have a perfect right to speak my own mind. I have sat on this "tribunal for two years, and I know what I am about, and I am as anxious to get men for the Army as you or anybody else. Capt. Wilson said Mr Griffiths had a perfect right to t'peak, but would it not be better to -speak in a better manner? It was not a case of quarrelling. He (Mr Griffiths) appeared to be most aggressive towards liim, while he 'had heen met by the chairman and other mem- bers in a most courteous manner. The Chairman (smiling): You are strangers to one another, and when you know one another you will have a better feeling one towards another. I Capt. Wilson .said the tribunal might not be aware j that Grade 3 men were very badly Wl1ted for the j It was quite a wrong interpretation to put upoil it that men of Grade 3 were not wanted, and they were c-rtainlv not regarded as "cracks," hut were able to d.) a great deal of service to their country. The appli- cant would probably have very much .the. same kind of work to do in the Army as he was now doing. Applicant said that a doctor had told him he would not be of use to the Army. Exemption was granted to 1.t May. In another case, thar of a young man on a farm. Capt. Wilson maintained that, in view of the terrible war, he could very well be .spared. Mr J. Smith Is it essential that food should be pro- duced or not? If so, you must have men to produce it. It was stated in another case by applicant that he considered a tailor in a village was doing work of far more ntional importance than a tailor in a town. With regard to a "one man business" plea, the National Service representative stated that a new re- gulation was made by which no one could ,et up a new business in opposition. In most causes a short exemption was given. The members present were :\res5rs..Jenkin William" (chair- man), John Jones (Llanflhangel-nantbran), J. Smith < Green way), Evan Jones, HI. Watkins. T. Morgan and the Rev. T. Griffiths. At the outlet, the chairman pro- posed. and Mr John Jones seconded, a vote of con- dolence with the Rev. T. C. Richards (a member of the Tribunal) on the death of his wife. The resolution was carried with every manifestation of sympathy.
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Llandilofan Entertainment. I A WORTHY CAUSE. I A very enjoyable .entertainment, in aid of the National Institute for the Blind, was held in Llandilo- fan Schoolroom on the 20th ult. Mr Morgan Morgan, Al,erilecti, presided, and in a very able manner pleaded the cause of our blinded soldiers in his opening ."petéh. There was a good audience, in spite of the bad weather, and the quality of the entertainment fully re-paid those who were brave enough to venture out in the storm. The programme was <1;0. follows —Song, "Where did that one go to, Herbert?" Miss Daisy Price, Llanvillo; recitation, "Ymson y milwr," Miss B. Price, Torrtynon duet, "Where are you going to, my pretty maid?" Lian- dilofan i.-chocl-ehildren: topical song, Mr J. P. Da vies; sketch, "Lodgings to Let," Cilieni Party; song, "Boys of tho Old Brigade," Mr T. C. Phillips; recitation, "A Psalm of Life." Miss B. Price: flag drill. Llandilofan school girls; .song, "Long live the King,' %Ir E. J. Price, C'efngof; sketch, "Sam Klitherwick's Baby," Llandilofan Party; duet, Miss M. G .Price and Mr J. P. Davies; sori, "If I were the only girl in the world," Miss D. Price: song. Master-Tom Price, Tornynon; dia- logue, "Going for the Doctor," Misses Bessie and Mary Gwen J ones; song, "Doing our bit." C'iileni Party; song, "Gwnewch bopeth .111 Gymraeg," Mr T. Phillips; recita- tion. "Fy mwa'n y Cwmwl a Fydd," Miss Gretta Pros- ser; <,ong, "Cymry Fad," Master Tom Price: song. Miss M. A. Davies; song, "The Khaki Song," Miss Annie Price; song, "There's a ship that's bound for Blighty," Miss' Daisy Price; .sketch, "England wants them,' Cilieni Party: and finale, "God save the King." At the close, Mr E. Powell (Abercyrnog) proposed a vote of thanks to all who had helped the Parish Council to get up the concert, and Mr Morgan seconded. A vote of thanks to the accompanist. Mrs Sehuielz. was carried with enthusiasm. After a vcte of than to? to the chairman had l>een passed, a very successful enter- tainment was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthems.
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Value of Education. I St. David's Day at Builth. COUNTY SCHOOL PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. I Builth Wells Intermediate school annual prize-giving took place on Friday (St. David's Day). Among those present were Rev. Lewis Beynon (in the chair). Rev. and Mrs Lewis James, Rev. and Mr- R. A. Howells. Rev. and Atr.,4 W. E. Jones, Mr and Mrs W. W. Lennard (clerk to the Governing Body), Mr.s J. Pearce, Mrs W. Black Jones, )lr5 H. T. Hawkins, Mrs Telfer Smith, MM Amos Williams, Dr. Rhys Davies, Mr J. Duggan, J.P., Mr A. P. -Morgan and Mr .Tames G. Eadei. In tire course of an addros sthe chairman said they ha<J gathered together to celebrate the memory of "Dewi Sant," who lived 1,300 years ago. He was rank- ed amongst the eii-ly sages, and wa" a great preacher. They were told that the ground, under his feet, raised on the occasion of one of his eermons. These were embellishments iet forth by some of the monks of his time, but he would prefer to have the history of "Dewi Sant" quite apart from those statements. There was no question that he was a great man and that his memory was cherished among them to that day. Im- portant to old times was the history of St. David, and it had even attracted three English king3 to visit his grave—Henry I., Henry II., and King Edward came to pay him homage. Headmaster's Reoorf. Mr Reos Thomas, B.A. (headmaster), in the course of It;, most excellenr teport, said: Never before, in the whole course of my experience, have I noticed such in- terest in education as that evinced during the past Year. Four years of war have done more to inculcate upon our minds certain truths than long periods of peace. The need for a higher level of education is becoming more generally recognised. Narrow, iselfish interots are less evident than formerly, and, in sight of the greatest menace that has ever confronted us, we are learning to act in the national interests. It is felt that the subject of education is a vital one to this country. And how could it he Otherwise to intelligent men and women with the object lesson of Rus-ia be- for" their eyes? What a sad sight it was to see that country of boundless resources suffering defeat after defeat, because its. people had been de,nied those facil- ities for acquiring the knowledge and skill which would have enabled them to manage and organise those resources for their own defence! Yet sadder wa,s the spectacle of Russia falling under the heel of the con- quered, when victory was almost within her grasp, for the want of that clear understanding and vision of the issues which education alone could give. The Russian people might have been one of the richest in the world, but. as a result of centuries of oppression and of the .stifling of those higher aspirations which are felt by all peoples from time to time, they were one of the poore-t and quite unable to vie with highly industral- istd nations in carrying on war as it is carried on to- day. Under modern conditions, it is impossible to build up the moral and spiritual superstructure without a sound material basis. The more we pursue knowledge and the greater our intimacy with the laws of Nature, the more will our lives be worth living and the more leisilre we shall enjoy to occupy with those interests which appeal to the mind. We have reached an im- portant crisis in our national history when great de- cisions will have to be taken. Our whole future de- pends upon wisdom, intelligence, and unselfishness at the present moment. On ttie subject of education, our decision is being made, for I cannot think that Air Fisher's Bill, which is now before Parliament, will be abandoned or* much further delayed. Local Education Authorities will have wide powers and extended in- fluence. I anticipate that, a.s far as children are con- cerned. the Poor Law will be abolished and that the care of all juvenile life will come into the hands of the education committees. To the local education authorities will be entrusted the education of children, not only in the intellectual sense, but also in the physical. It will he their duty to see that the child becomes strong in bedy as wdl as in mind for the hard tussle that lies in front of it. War is cruel and robs us of the flower of our manhood, besides destroying our accumulated wealth. Who is to mate this .spoliation and destruction good, if not the rising generation? We shall need the.services of every efficient boy and girl we can train. Life will be very precious for many years to come. Not only shall we neerl the services cf every individual, but we shall require those 'services for the longest possible period. We mu-t not force the chilel into the labour market too soon. A farmer knows that he lessens the value of a horse if he breaks it in before the time which exrerÎellce has taught to be the proper time. To make a child commence work too early is to impair it physically and to (shorten it. period of usefulness. I have referred to the need of physical fitne-A in the future because an unhealthy nation cannot be efficient. But there is a further consideration to be taken into ac- count. Wars in the pa4 have generally h,n follow- ed by disease and pestilence. I do no* know whether medical science has advanced far enough to obviate that usual con,equence. We shall he fortunate if it has. But there is little doubt that there will be quite an inadequate supply of doctors to perform the work that will be required. A-s the Army claims all the young men. a shortage, must ensue. The Brecon- shire Education Committee is an admirable public body and I have, with pleasure, noted that it was one of ttiv first to move on the question of village lihraries. hut I respectfully suggest that it could do a great deal more for the encouragement of medical .science. I have two girl pupils who will proceed next September to Car- dirf for a course in medical .study. They are the daughters of comparatively poor men, and I find that there are only about two open scholarships available for them and those are awarded by the University Authorities. If they lived in Glamorgan, they would be eligible for a large number of scholarships, but they are eligible for nothing in their own county. I believe there is one medical scholarship for inhabitants of Bre- conshire, but that is reserved for men candidates. The I authority might take the view that the two pul,iii in question might sit for the .solitary scholarship offered on the result of the Higher Certificate Examination of the Central Welsh Board. I should like to state, how- ever, that the Higher Certificate is not possible or de- sirable for those who are about to enter a medical school. I think that it is highly important, in the national interests, that the Education Authority should look into this matter. It is easy to ,ee that the Board of Education is deeply concerned with the physical side of education, for we have been urged by that body to give all possible attention to physical exercises of all kinds, Swedish drill, dancing, swimming and games. This subject received the most careful consideration of the governors at their last meeting.. As a result of their deliberations, one of the halls of the town is to be engaged for that purpose. And here I express my appreciation of the readiness which the governors al- ways show in meeting any new demand made upon them in the most enterprising and public-spirited man- ner. The annual examination results were highly gratifying. Generally, it is an invidious proceeding to single out certain pupils for special mention, espec- ially when all have done so well, but there are three of such outstanding merit that I feel their comrades will not begrudge this honour to them. These three pupils are Hilda Pugh, Iaisic Duggan, and Evelyn Rice. Hilda Pugh obtained distinction in the Higher Certi- ficate Stage, and Maisie Duggan passed the Senior Cer- tificate Examination in nine subjects, one more sub- ject than the number required for matriculation, and won distinctions in arithmetic and chemistry. Evelyn Rice chtained seven distinctions at the Junior Certifi- cate stage. Only once previously has this number of distinctions been won hy a pupil of this school. The past year has been marked by a further increase in num- hers. One form reached such proportions that it fell foul of the Secondary School Regulations and its exist- ence in its present size is due to the special dispensa- tion (-, fthe Board of Education. However. I have the authority of the governors for adding to the staff, and that irregularity will shortly be removed. I am sorry to observe that the competition amongst farmers' sons for Evans Exhibitions is far from satisfactory. As I stated last year, the farmers have now a glorious op- portunity of lifting the agriculture of the cotintv to an important and thriving industry, but it can only be done through knowledge, science, and up-to-date busi- ness-methods. I know the htbour question is a very trying and anxious one for them at the present time, but I triii.-t they will not lose sight of the importance of adandoning the old bucolic tillage and of adopting the ideas which modern science supplies. There is no doubt that agriculture can he made one of the most highly scientific pursuits in existence, and, unless the rising generation is trained on scientific lines. we shall be left behind by more enterprising rivals. Surely there ca.i be no more fitting ooca.sion than St. David's Day for appealing to one' countrymen for their .support- of education. St. David, himself, was a learned man and symbolic of the power and influence of knowledge, for his fame and example have been handed down through the centuries as a beacon light to guide our footsteps to higher things. I trust Cambria's sons will not he content with paying lip service to St. David, but will espouse with pas-icnate earnestness the noble ideas for which he stands. In that way, our National Saint, although his story is wrapped in myth and legend. will he a real force in our lives driving IB onward to some grand destiny. Scholars' Programme. The appended interesting programme followed — Chorus, "Ymdaith C'apten Llwyd (Captain Lloyd's March)," .school-children; duet, "Robin Gcwh," EnÍtI Lewis and Gwyileth Edwards; solo, "Daffodil days," Eileen Eadie; dance. "Swedish masquerade," school- children; duet, "Doli," Nellie Davies and Ernest Dav- ies; chorus, folk songs—"(i) V Perot Purlon an<] (ii) Citnu'ri Ja(-k i Arfoii," ,;chool-cliildren. %Io, "Yr Hell Wr Mwyn." Emrys Jones; dance, "Butterflies," school- children; duet. "0 wert- thou in the cauld blast," Morfa Harrier ami Kitty Griffiths; solo, "Nelson's gone a sail- ing," Hilda Pugh; chorus," Alawon y Bryniau" (moun- tain melodies), school-childrcn: dancc "Napoleon": solo. "The pearl cross," Gwennie Edwards; solo, "Hyd y Frwynen," Morfa Hamer; duet, "May bells and the
ERWOOD COMPETITIONS SUCCESSFUL MEETING. I KEEN CONTESTS. I I nder the auspices of Crickadarn Congregational Sunday School, tho annual competitive meeting was held in Erwood Market Hall on the 27th ult. The chair- man wais Prof. John Evans, B.A., Brecon, and the ad- .iudicators-muic, Principal T. Lewis, M.A., B.D., Brecon literature. Prof. John Evans, B.A., Brecon; and bread and butter, Mrs Williams, Stores, Erwood, and Miss M. P. Evans, Victoria House, Erwood. Miss Thirza Maud Stephens. Erwood, was tile accompanist. The programme was as follows:— Recitation, boy or girl under Iii, .Jotn chapter of Isaiah.—Miss Marjory Bufton, Dryseol. solo for girls under 15, "See now the moon .shines."— 1st, Mary Davies, Police Station; and 2nd, Gladys Buf. ton, Dryseol. Duet for children under 15, "The Sea Is Britain's Glory."—1st, Marjory and Gladys Bufton, Dryseol; and 2nd, Evelyn Williams, Newgerden, and Clara Prosper, Gwenddwr. Open recitation. Shakespeare's "Macbeth," Act II., Scene I., from "Is this a dagger which I see before me?" 'to "That summons thee to heaven or fiell.Ifr Aarcii Hargest. Best 4 to 5 lb. loaf of home-made bread.—Prize divid- ed between Mrs Davies, Heoleinon, and an unknown competitor. Best pound of home-made butter.—Miss Richards, Maesclettwr. Solo for females (not first prize-winners), "Heavenly Song."—Miss Edith Humphreys. Answers to six questions on general knowledge.—Mr Aaron Hargest. Open solo for females, '.Nearer my God to Thee."— Miss Gladys Jones. Unpunctuated reading.—Miss Gladys Evans. Quart-ete (own selection).—Mrs Staley, Miss Gladys I Jones, "Llew Clettwr," and Mr Charlie Richards. Best story, not exceeding 3 minutes.—Mr J. Jones, Alltmawr. Extempore ."peech.-)Tr Percy King. Extempore debate.—Mr Aaron Hargest and Mr C. Richards. Party cf not Ie. than 10 that will best render "Melita" (Congregational Hymnal). "Clettwr Min- strels" (conductor, "Llew Clettwr"). :\1,. Rees Powell proposed a vote of thanks to the ad- judicators and accompanist, and this was seconded by Aid. T. Williams. The secretarial duties were. most effi- ciently carried out by Ir John Evans, Victoria House, Erwood.
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befynock Police Court. A HnaR CARD OFFENCE. L ml_Jn- Le__ £1 At DeivnocK 1'olice court on mursuaj ueiuic v.ci. S. W. Morgan, Messrs. Owen Price, hryehan Jeffreys and Jenkin Williams, David Morgan, Llwynnoyadd, Tral- long, was summoned by Mr B. L. Pritchard, executive officer of the Brecon Rural District Food Control Com- mittee, for obtaining sugar contrary to the Sugar Order. 1018.—Mr Jones Powell (Messrs. Jeffreys and Powell) appeared to prosecute. It was stated in evidence that Arthur Price, a. boy employed hy defendant and who had a sugar card had left Ills employ, but defendant obtained -stigar from a grocer in Sennybridge for a fortnight after the boy left with his card. Defendant admitted the offence but "ai(l lie tlioiiglit he was not doing wrong and that he intended having another boy in his place. A fine of £5 was imposed. John Rees, a lad, was 6iimmoiied for an offence under the Salmon Fishery law. The case had been adjourned I for three months. After hearing Superintendent \Vater Bailiff Brace, defendant was fined 10/ Wm. Morgan Davies, Canol Mae- wa." charged with stealing a ham, value tl 7s 6d, and 3 lbs. of onions, value 1/9, and Gwendoline Pritchard was charged with receiving these, knowing them to have been .stolen. David Thomas, Login Terrace, Trecastle, raid the ham and onions were his property. A portion that was cooked wa." brought to him by Davies, who said that he was very isorry, and that he would not have done it only he was in drink. He also admitted taking the onions. Two daughters of complainant gave evidence to the effect that defendant came to their house on the even- ing of the 13th February. Defendant was left in the house by himself for a short time. The ltani va,, not missed until next morning. P-e. Jones said on the 14th February he went to j j Canol liaei and told Davies that he was suspected of ) stealing a ham and some onions, the property of David Thomas. He admitted taking them. Witness then spoke to Mrs Pritchard, who also admitted the otrence. Moth defendants pleaded guilty, Air, Pritchard savin" she was very sorry but she did it to .save her brother. Davies was an ex-soldier, and produced an excellent di&- charge sheet, and was in receipt of a pension. Both defendants were bound over and ordered to pay the cest-s. ?ar?aret Lewis, Bi.hopstown. Treca?Ie. was summon- ed by ?m. Davies, B\aek Hcrse Inn, with doing mis- chievous damage to a hedge on the 1st February. Complainant said he was passing one of his fields when he heard a cracking of sticks. About 30 yards away he .saw defendnat and made towards her. Asked what. she was doing she said she was only taking a few stick for tirewenl. She had a hundle cf sticks under her arm, and lie saw her taking sticks out of the hedge. litMlg lm it woufd cost about 10/- to repair the hedge. The chairman expressed the opinion that this was a rather high estimate. Defendant was ordered to pay ;) eo,t.
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VALUE OF EDUCATION—Continued. flowers," Hilda Pugh and Gwennie Edwards: dance, "Sellinger's round," school-children; chorus, "Cyfri'r Geifr" (counting the goats), school-children; "lien Wlad fy Nhadau," and finale, "God aave the King." Prizes and Certificates. l'nzes ana certincates were very graceruuy presented 1 to the scholars by Mrs R. T.^Hawkins (Penminau), as I follows Higher Certificate. H))<jaj.'u?t),pas-.?d)nhn?)t.sh?t)?uagean<tjKera- ￼ ture, Latin, French (with distinction) ) u London Matriculation. I D. Ernest Jones passed the Matriculation Examination of the London University, and lias since joined up for active service. Supplementary Certificate. Constance Patricia 1 nomas, passed in elementary mathematics, chemistry (with distinction). Senior Certificate. I Daniel itryngwyn uavies, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), elementary mathematics, Latin, French and geography. Ethel Mapleton Davies, pa-s.sed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), elementary mathematics, Latin, French and geography.' Marjorie Maisie Duggan, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), elementary mathematics, Latin, French, chemistry (with distinction) and geography. Eisie Myfanwv Jones, passed in English language and literature, history (with distinction), arithmetic (with distinction), French (with distinction), geography, hy- giene and domesti ewnomy. William Stephen Lennard, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic, elementary mathe- matia-, French and Geography. Lilian Beatrice Penton, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), elementary mathematics, Latin, French and geography. Minnie Pugh, passed in English language and litera- ture, history, French, Latin, geography, hygiene and domestic economy. Margaret Thomas, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), Latin, French and geography. I Ellis Verdi Williams, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic, elementary mathematics. Latin, French and geography. I Junior Certificate. Elizabeth Irene Evans, passed in English language and literature, history aritlimetic, Latin and French. Cyril Douglas Lewis, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic, Latin, French, geography and agriculture. Albert Stanley Price, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic, elementary mathematics, Latin, French, geography and agriculture. Elizabeth Olwen Price, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic (with distinction), ele- mentary mathematics, Latin, Welsh (with ditinction), French (with distinction), geographv, agriculture, hy- giene and domestic economy. Trevor Seymour Pritchard, passed in English language and literature, history, arithmetic, elementary mathe- nifties, French, geography and agriculture. (larjssa Mary Protheroe, passed in English language ai;d literature, history, arithmetic, French, geography, -,riviiltiirv, hygiene and domestic economy (with dis- tinction). Bled wen Louisa Pugh, passed in English language and literature, history, elementary mathematics, Latin, French, geography, agriculture, Jivgiene and domestic econofny. Evelyn Annie Rice, passed in English language and literature (with distinction), history, arithmetic (with distinction), elementary mathematics (with distinction), Latin (with distinction), French (with distinction), geo- graphy (with distinction), agriculture, hygiene and domestic economy. David Henry Wynston Richards, passed in history, arithmetic. French, geography and agriculture. At the conclusion of the happy proceedings, the chairman said he was very pleased with the examinat- ion results he had just heard. He was sure the re- sults must he highly gratifying to the headmaster, es- peciallv as so many had passed that year. There were also many who had passed with distinctions. They were very much gratified with Mr Thomas's labours and also those of the staff. Mr Rees Thomas. B,A. (headmaster), in propcsin a I ,"ot" of thanks to the chairman (Rev. Lewis Beynon), I sai .l h,e had known him for many years, and added lie haJ greatly encouraged him in the work of the school. He also "wished to thank all the visitors present, and he was especially obliged to all the ladies and gentlemen who had come to encourage, the-m that morning. Air James G. Eadie, in seconding, remarked that Mr Beynon was always willing to help in anything of that kind. He also thought they .hould express their gra- titude to the performers there that morning for the excellent programme that had been rendered. A most pleasant time was then brought to an end by the singing of the Welsh National Anthem and "God save the King.