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o Some Prudential Figures. During the year 1917 the Prudential Paid on Endowments Policies Matured 23,404,833. PAID ON CLAIMS BY DEATH t5,799,605, of which amount £1,507,625 was in respect of Deaths directly arising out of the War. Invested in British Government Securities, 29,500,000. The Total Sum paid by the Company in Claims now amounts to -214490009000. Since the Outbreak of War, CLAIMS occurring through enemy action have been paid to date as follows:- £ ]1 (i) Navy. 272,000 (2) Army 3,107,640 (3) Civilian. 77,027 Total. 13,456,667 Invested Funds, -of which over £ 27,000,000 are in British Government Securities, now amount to over- £ 100,000,000. I I Copies of the Company's Annual Balance Sheet, Prospectuses, and full information may be obtained from II I MR. F. LAMBERT, Superintendent, 38, Free Street, Brecon; MR. D. MORGAN, Assistant Superintendent, 1, Oriel Terrace, Talgarth MJl. T. ARTHUR, Assistant Superintendent, Builth Wells. z,05 NATIONAL WAR BONDS I Endowment Assurance of Children by Monthly Premiums. b992,,63,143 • I J! ■■■' TENDERS & CONTRACTS. Brecknock Union. ,TENDERS FOR PROVISIONS, CLOTHING, NECESSARIES, Etc. PERSOXS desirous of CONTRACTING for the supply of any of the following Articles from 1st April to 30th September, 1918, are requested to send SEALED TENDERS on the authorised I Form to me at or orc 10 o'clock a.m. on I FRIDAY, 22nd day of Miarcb, 1918, namely ;— I Meat Fish Coal Garden Manure Bread Clothing Firewood Paints Flour Drapery Oil Groceries Boote Coffins Milk Drugs Ironmongery The above Articles must be delivered at the •Workhouse, Brecon (excepting such as shall be supplied to the Out-door Paupers upon orders from the Relieving Officers), free of expense, at such times and in such quantities as the Board directs. The Contractors to give security if required. Payments made at the end of each quarter. The Board do not pledge themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. Patterns and samples (of such as can be sent) to be produced at tfle BOARD ROOM, LION STREET, BRECON, at the above-mentioned time. No Tender will be considered unless made on the authorised Form, and duly signed by the Persons tendering, and witnessed. Forms of Tender may be obtained at my office. Tenders are .also required (at a rate per mile, to include waiting time) for the conveyance by Motor Car, of Patients from all parts of the Union to the Workhouse and to the Talgarth Asylum. Sealed Tenders to be sent to me at or before 10 a.m. on the above-mentioned date. E. J. HILL, Deputy Clerk to the Guardians. 19, Castle Street, Brecon. 2nd March, 1918. b954/G2/143 Breeon and Radnor Csylum, TALGARTH, BRECONSHIRE. rpHE VISITING COMMITTEE of this Asylum arc prepared to receive TENDERS for the ,supply of any of the following articles during the period stated, viz. :— PROVISIONS, FLOUR, MARGARINE, BUT- MEAT, for three months from the 1st -day of April next. FISH, DRUGS & DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, EARTHENWARE, STATIONERY, AND AT- TENDANTS' UNIFORMS, WIN DIN CI AND REPAIRING CLOCKS, for 12 months from the 1st day of April next. Samples of flour must not be less than 31bs. Tenders, accompanied by samples of all articles thaio will admit thereof, to be sent to the Asylum not later than Ten o'clock on the morning of Monday, the 25tli Day of -March, and superscribed Tender for as the case may be. Forms of Tenders will be supplied upon applica- tion to the undersigned. The Visiting Committee do not pledge 'them- selves to accept the lowest or any Tender. A. J. ASTBURY, £ >980/63/143 Clerk to the Visiting Coromiftee. TENDERS & CONTRACTS. HAY UNION. CONTRACTS FOR PROVISIONS, CLOTHING, Etc. J>ER-SONS desirous of CONTRACTING with the Board of Guardians of this Union for the SUPPLY of all or any of the undermentioned Articles, to be delivered at the Workhouse at such time%and in such qua-ntities as the Guardians may order or direct for the respective period seated below, commencing the 1st day of April, 1918, arc requested to send in sealed Tenders marked "Tender for and addressed to the Chairman of the Board of Gua.rdians, at the BOARD ROOM, HAY, by ten o'clock a.m. on THURSDAY, the 28th day of MAKCH instant, accompanied by samples of articles admitting thereof, viz. :— FOR THREE MOXTHS. Bread, Flour, and Meat. FOR SIX MONTHS. Shaving and Hair Cutting. Grocery, New Milk. Coals—best Welsh and English Cobbles. # Oak Cord wood. A portion of the Mutton and Grocery must be supplied to the order of the Relieving Officer of the HLty District, in small quantities, for out-door poor. FOR TWELYB MONTHS. Clotbiug-Boot.s and Shoes. C offins for Workhouse and Hay District. The like for Glasbury' District. Tenders from Talgarth fur the supply of Mut- ton, Bread, Tea, Sugar, and Oatmeal in small quantities upon the order of the Relieving Officer of the Glasbury District for out-door poor. Also Tenders from Tradesmen in Hav and Tal- garth for Clothing and Boots for Boarded-Out Children upon the order of the Clerk. Any jnformakion as to the probable quantity of the several articles required may be obtained on application to the Master of the Workhouse. By Order of the Board, ROBERT T. GRIFFITHS, Hay Union Offices, CLERK. Ma-rcli 12th, 1918. N.B.—The lowest or any Tender will not ncces- sarily be accepted. No Tender will be received but on the printed form provided by the Guardians to be obtained on application at the Clerk's or the Master's Office. bl000/G3/143 MISS MAY CAMPBELL, R.A.M., Medalist, certificated and trained in the Royal Academy of Music, London, now receives pupils for Pianoforte, Violin, Counterpoint, Haxmony, Theory, Form, Sight Singing and Ear training. Pupils prepared for all examinations connected with the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. Rath bone. Builth Wells. WOODLANDS, Day and Boarding School for Girls —Preparatory for Little Boys. CAMDEN ROAD, BRECON. Ulnal English Sublects; Nature Study; Needlework; French; Drawing; Painting; Health Exercllel; Dancing. MUSIC A SPECIALITY. SHORTHAND AND BOOK-KEEPINQ. Ontflide Student* may attend for any of the above Subleets. CHEESE is what we are all asking for, and it is up to every farmer to make more CHEESE than ever during the coming season, but you must have BENNETT, and the very finest to make the best CHEESE We have just received from Messrs Fulwood & Bland a large consignment, but take our advice- BUY AT ONCE! < MORRIS'S SUPPLY STORES, Builth Wells. We GODDARD, DElLER IN OLD HORSES, COWS, dead or alive. 30 YEARS' EXPERIENCE. All Animals removed promptly and cleanly within a radius of 20 miles of I' Brecon. Special care taken in disposing of old favourites. Killing by most humane process. Utmost value given and cash on removal. Send wires (which I will refund), and letters to ANGEL HOTEL, BRECON. 1762p/ll-4-18 Builth Wells Urban District Local Food Control Committee. NOTICE is hereby given that uiitil further notice the above Committee have fixed the maxi- mum price for rabbits bought or sold within their Disti-ict, :it Is. 9d. each if the pelt or skin be in- cluded in the sale, or Is. IJd. eacb if the pel., or skin be not ineltided-iii the sale. W. W. 'LENNARD, Builth "Wells, Executive Officer. 5th March, 1918. bl001/63/143
Heaths. KK HARDS.—March 10th, at the lioctory, Llau- tihangel Talyllyn, the Bev. Thomas Charles Richards, aged 61. Funeral at Cefn Ceme- tery, Thursday, March 141,11, c-ii trriv,.il of train due at 1.11 p.m. Service at Jjlanfihangel Church at li a.m. :Ir.. AND MRS. PETEnsoand fa-mily, Builth Boad, wish to extend their sincerest thanks to their many friends for the messages of sympathy, received by them during their recent bereave- i ment. Also for the beautiful floral tributes received l'rom friends.
I Penoyre Hospital.
I Penoyre Hospital. I BOXTFAEN SUBSCRIPTIONS. The following subscriptions have been collected in aid of Penoyre Hospital as follows :—Mr and Mrs Morgan, Sunny Bank, 20/ Mr and Mrs Williams. Pent re Lloegr. 201-; Messrs. Williams, Mr and Mrs Williams, Bryn View, 5/ Rev. 0. J. Davies, 10/ Mrs Jones and family, Glandwr, 10/ Mr and Mrs Morgan, Yau- isaf, 5/ Mr and Mrs Jones, B'allt Gerrig, 20/ Mr and Mrs Williams, Coedgenau, 10/ Messrs. Williams, Nantygwreiddyn, 10/ Messrs. James, Esgir Fawr, 10/ Mr and Mrs Lewis, Cwm- wrach, 5/ Mrs Davies and family. B'allt Fochan, 20/ Mr and Mrs Thomas, Tir Bach, 2/6; Mr and Mrs Morgan, Ynysmynach, 20/ Messrs. Williams, Ynysgyfaroh, 151-, Mr and Mrs Dav- ies, Tir Bach, Lloegr, 51-: Mr and Mrs Davies, Blaengwy, 2/6; Mr and Mrs Morgan, Van fawr, 21/ MesSrs. Jones, Yanganol, E. M. Stephenson, 2/6: Messrs. Owen, Post Office, 5/ Messrs .Jones, Children, 2/6; Mrs Edwards, Ynysgyfarch, 5/ Mrs Emily Probert, Sydney Jones, Ivor Jones, B'a.llt Gerrig, 2/ 1/ 2/- respectively; Mr and Mrs Tom Evans, 2/6; a few .friends, 4/ Pte. P. Buseoe, 2/ Pte. W. Howick, 1/ Miss Mar- guerite E. Jones, 2/ Mr George Ha rri c s,. I, M.r Albert Price, 1/ Mr William Dav Ies, I Irand Mrs Joe Amos, 2/ Mr David Williams, 1/ Mr Walter Davies, 1/ Mrs Elizabeth Mor- gan. 1/ Mr and Mrs Smit.h. 1/ Mrs Lloyd, Cilcavenny, 2/6: Mr and Mrs John Jones, Llethr- gneuen, 2/6. Total, £ 15 18s. 6d. Actions speak louder than words These dona- tions express the sympathy of the district with this worthy cause, and the collector of these gifts wishes to thank aU. concerned for their very cordial reception and.heartfelt response to tiiis appeal. b991/63/143 We offer grateful thanks for the following kind gifts to the hospital :—1 sack of potatoes, from Mrs Jeffreys Powell; hampers of vegetables from Capt. Evans, Mrs Garnons "Wiilli-ams; 3 doz. eggs, bag of potatoes, Bev. T. Simon; hamper of apples, Mrs Jones, Gaer; sack of potatoes, 1 dozen t'ggs. Mrs I'lillllps, Tro,-dviiarii salmon, Lord Glamisk; 24 eggs, per Miss Best. Market Stall; 180 eggs, per Miss Davies, from Senny, Senny- bridge, Devynock, Llandi'o'rfan, Cray, Blaen- wysg; 6los. butter. 42 gallons of milk, Mrs McClintock; 1 bag of artichokes, Craig-y-Xos. Also we have to thank the Pontfaen C.M. Church and District, per Bev. A. J. Davies. for a most generous donation of t'lo 18s 6d to the Hospital Fund. ALICE M. DE WINTON, CornmandaJrt. j March
3n Metnariam. 0 I In loving memory of our darling Tom, corporal, :2 /1 Glamorgan Yeomanry, late of LIovds Bank Bath, sou of Mr and Mrs T. J. Evans, The School House, Coity, Bridgend, Glam., who died at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, March 15th, 1917.
THE REGISTER. Considering the limited time at their disposal we think the Breconsiiire County Council (upon whom the powers are conferred) acted very wisely in laaking the re-arruBgements cf polling- districts end places in the newly formed Brecon and Rad- nor Parliamentary constituency. With others we should have liked it better had more time been given for so important a work, and.that a. com- mittee of a. representative character could have gone into the matter thoroughly and brought up a. report which would have given the Council a lead, and upon which they could have acted with confidence. As it was, the Bepresentation of the People Act was not passed until the 6th of Feb- ruary, and since it was enacted that the Council having power to divide the constituency into poll- ing districts and polling places, should do so "not later than one month after the passing of di £ Act," and as a complete copy of the Act was not obtainable until a week or two before that date, it is clear that the business had of necessity to be more or less hurried through. Under the cir- cumstances it was a happy suggestion by the Bre- conshire Council, that the old Parliamen.tary Schedule should be discarded and the more re- cently arranged one for County Council purposes put in its place. Brceonshire members immed- iately took the opportunity of recasting the defined boundaries of these as far as possible to meet the requirements of t-he new electorate. After a tiring all-day sitting the Council, in this direction, did some really useful work. Unfortunately, the circumstances did not permit Radnorshire having the same opportunity, but that this will come is ensured by a clause in the Act which provides that a local authority, or 30 electors, can make applica- diort to the Local Government Board to rectify uny existing arrangeaients attaching to the poKing facilities which now stand on the County Council electoral basis. Willi the addition of many thous- and names to the: Register, and for the first time the -appearance of women voters in the lists, it was obvious that the old unfair conditions could no j longer be allowed to exist. With a greatly larger electorate must also come greatly increased facilit- ies for recording the vote, and so far as the Brecon and Bad nor constituency is concerned, we believe the spirit, as well as the letter, of the Act, will he carried out "in such manner as to g-c to all electors such reasonable facilities for voting a-s are practicable in the circumstances." As we have said already, good work has been done in this respect, so far as Breconshire is concerned, last week. Some of the conditions prevailing in the.re-as of Cwmtaff, Penderyn. and Xantddu. for in t,a,i)ce, even under The County Council register, were positively absurd, and, as one County Councillor pointed out, approached the ludicrous. To ask a voter to walk 16 miles (to. and fro) to record liis vote was tantamount to disfran- chising him. The County Councillors for those and other divisions did a real service to the public in their strong and successful advocacy in favour of the needful alterations. The making of the new Begister is a huge task. We note tha-t by Order in Council, the first registe.r is to come into force on October 1st next, and the registration dates, etc.. will be as follows :—End of qualifying period. April 15th: publication of lists, June 15:h last day for objections to electors' list, June. 29th last day for claims, July 5th. To keep this time table will entail some strenuous work on the part of those responsible for the 'production of the Begister.
|Mr. Sidney Robinson, M P.
Mr. Sidney Robinson, M P. Mr Sidney Robinson, M.I\. took part in a debate in the House, oil Tuesday, on tiie Order for the .second reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 1) Hill. The de- bate oil drink and shipping, and Mr Sidney Robinson said that they had urged their constituents to plough up their land. The land so ploughed up would not this year produce an amount- of grain equivalent to the grain used in the manufacture of beer before the war. We. raised ontyapproximateh one- fifth of our grain, and we imported four-fifths. About one-tenth of the grain we either raised or imported went in tlw manufacture of beer and spirits, so that if the Government •successfully appealed to the country thne would be an automatic increase of one-tenth for fli.-re i,otil(i I)e iii tiltoinatle A nerea.?,e of oiie-tenth for
I Brecon Town Council.
I Brecon Town Council. I Fishing-Slauqhtering-cas. PROBABLE MOVEMENT BY RIVER CONSERVATORS. At a meeting of the Brecon Town Council, on Tuesday, there were present the Mayor (Councillor W. F. Parry deWinton), Aldermen David Powell and H. C. Rich, Councillors J. W. Hedger, E. M. Mere- dith, J. J. Williams, W. Williams, the Town Clerk (Mr G. Hyatt Williams) and other officials. The r sk Urban District Council asked support to the following resolution: "That in view of the scarcity of food this Council urge the Food Controller to autho- rise the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to cancel the bye-laws restricting the netting of salmon in. the river Usk. That authoritye given to the Usk Board of Conservators to confluence netting the river as soon as possible, and that arrangements be made by the Board of Conservators to enable the inhabitants of the town and districts situated on the river to have an opportunity of purchasing fish at a reasonable price; also, to remove the present restriction of ground bait fishing so that ground bait fishing may commence at the same time as fly fishing as formerly." Mr David Powell said he was afraid the remarks he was going to offer would heap coals of fire on his head, but he would not mind that if it helped to broil the fish. (Laughter.) He was very pleased to see the action which the Wye Board of Conservators had taken in the matter. It was apparent to everybody that there were considerable quantities of fish lying in their rivers and lakes which should be used for food, and he told that the taking of coarse and other fish would not in any way damage the future supply. Nothing bad been done by tne Board of Conservators, but this resolution emanating from the Usk Council looked as though something was going to be brought forward by the Board at their next meeting. He was a member of the Board and if anything of the sort was brought forward he would give it his support- There was no doubt that all this food lying in the rivers should be utilised for food. Mr H. C. Rich, in seconding, said he believed it would be a good thing if the coarse fish were taken out of the river, but if they were going to net it for trout and salmon he was afraid he could not agree to it. The Clerk The suggestion is for salmon. Mr Rich Well, I have no objection to netting for salmon. Mr Hedger asked whether there would be any regu- lations as to the size of the fish, such as returning to the river the smaller fish. The Clerk There can be no regulation as to size in the case of salmon. Mr E. M. Meredith s:i id he was of opinion that it was time "Tom, Dick and Harry" had a chance of a little fishing. He remembered the time in Brecon when they could go down to the river and catch fish when they wanted to, and he believed there were more fish in the river then than now. He hoped the day would come when everybody would be able to go and catch fish and not the favoured few. Mr Wm. Williams said he remembered the time in Brecon when people could buy salmon in the autumn for about 6d. a pound, but now salmon was such a price that it was out of the reach of poor people.—Mr G. T. Jones and Mr J. J. Williams also supported the resolution. Mr Hedger said the only reason why he asked about the size of the mesh of the net was with regard to the question as to whether netting would not kill fishing for next year. Mr G. T. Jones: The business will be carried out by experts. Mr J. J. Willitinis: When the river used to be free and netted there were as many fish in the river as now. 1 he Mayor SiUdtne resolution of the C sk Council only dealt with the netting of salmon. He would IT-ei, coarse fish to be included. Mr D. Powell said he would add to the resolution, the netting of coarse fish in the river and lakes. Mr Hedger: Is there much coarse fish in thc, Usk r Mr Rich: The C sk is particularly free of coarse fish. There are daec, but there are no pike. Llangorse Lake is full of coarse fish, and plenty of pike there. The Mayor: Llangorse Lake is under the Wye Board. The Town Clerk said there were dace and eels in the river, and plenty of coarse fish in the canal. They did not appear to take the trouble of catching them there. There were a lot of roach in the canal. Mr J. J. Williams What is the value of dace r Mr Powell: What was the value of herrings a few years ago "r Ultimately the Council decided to support the Cllk Council's resolution! but with an addendum suggest- ing the netting of the river for coarse tish. [ The Slaughtering System. The Mayor said it appeared that under the new slaughtering system they were now in area No. 8, under the Commissioner who was stationed at Car- marthen and the slaughtering authorities were looking about for suitable slaughtering centres. He under- stood that if a petition were sent to the proper auth- orities at Carmarthen it was probable that one of the centres would be Brecon. He suggested that the Council should pass a resolution that a petition be sent to ColjjWilliams Drummond asking him to favour- ably consider the position of Brecon and offering all the facilities they had for slaughtering on equitable terms. Mr G. T. Jones proposed and Mr E. M. Meredith seconded that such a resolution should be sent forth- with, Mr David Powell suggesting that the Mayor should also see Col. Williams Drummond. and Mr Hedger remarked that it should be pointed out the number of cattle that could be slaughtered at Brecon and the facilities they had in the town. This was agreed to. The Lighting of the Town. I Mr E. M. Meredith again raised the question of the better lighting of the towti, and asked whether there were any hopes of getting burners for the lights. Mr Dd. Powell: The burners came, and they were the wrong ones, and we had to send them back. Mr Meredith That was a month ago. We should do something with regard to the lights we have already got. At Llanfaes bridge, and at several other places there were no mantles for two or three nights. As long as we are paving them for the gas we should certainly get the light for which we pay. At present it is a miserable light in the town. The Town Clerk said he saw the 1:1.t9 mmager, and he told him the new burners had come, but that he had to send them back, and as far as the present burners were concerned he had them put right. The storms had damaged a lot of them. Mr Hedger There are many broken mantles in the town at present. Mr Meredith: Well, it is useless to pay for gas if we don't get it. The Mayor: There seems to he a tremendous fatality in certain lamp posts. (Laughter). It is most difficult at present to get material for repairs. It is difficult to get anything which is not actually concerned with the killing of Germ tiis. Everything is concentrated on that, and the lighting of towns is a side show. Mr II. C. Rich: Is our gas killing German? now 'r (Laughter). The Slaughtering System. In the Works Committee's report it was stated that the lowest tender for the supply of team labour,. namely that of Mr Samuel Perry (the present eon- tractor) was accepted. The price was 12s. a day for three hoi*ses, two cam and a man. The Surveyor reported that the requisite attention had been devoted to the maintenance aud management of the town water undertaking. The railway com- panies were consuming an abnormally large quantity of water, which had tended to lower the hydraulic pressure.
I I Builth Wells Townsman.
Builth Wells Townsman. THE LATE MR. JOHN ROBERTS, With sincere regret we have to chronicle the death of au old and much respected inhabitant of Builth, viz., -Air John Roberts, of Maesygraig. The deceased gentle- man succumbed to the effects of pneumonia on Tuesday evening. j t 'l't)e late Mr Roberts was of ndvan?ed years, and a retired superintendent of the Prude ntial Assurance Co, Ltd. He was a member and deacon of Horeb Con- gregational Church, and a faithful supporter and worker of the Sunday School. Politically, Mr Roberta was a staunch Liberal and never 11 inched from his con- victions. His demise, so deplored by a wide circle of friends, is a distinct loss to Nonconformity and the progressive ciusc in the town. The deceased p-entletian leaves a grown-up family to mourn their loss, and Mrs Roberts, it will be recalled, died a. few years ago.
j BRECONSHIRE RECTOR. I——————
BRECONSHIRE RECTOR. —————— Death of the Rev. T. C. Richards, Liarfihangtl-Talyllyn. HIS PUBLIC SERVICES. We regret to announce the death, which took placv somewhat suddenly on Sunday night, of the Rev. T. C. Richards, rector of Llanfihangel- Talyllyn. The deceased gentleman, who was 61 years of age, had not beeu in good health for some time, and the death of his wife, which took place only a few weeks ago, was a very heavy blow to him. The late rector was a native of Cardiganshire. He was ordained priest in 18S2, and was appointed to the curacy of Llaiigynwyd a year later, and subsequently curate of St. John s, Cefn Coed. He w is appointed vicar of Llanlihangel-Talyllyn in 1894. Mr Richards took a keen interest in the public work of the County' He was au original member of the old County Govern- ing Body at the inception of the Intermediate School Scheme, and sat as a representative of the Talgarth managers on the Brecon County School Governing Board. He was also a member of the Brecon Guardians aud Rural District Council, and formed one of the members of the Brecon Rural Tribunal. De- spite his apparent ill-health, he was a regular attend- ant at the meeting-, and also tooka very live interest in parochial matters. Ile wt., a popular rector, and the news of his death will be received with de p regret, not only by his parishioners, but by his very numerous friends in Brecon. He leaves a son, Lieut. H. W. Richards and a daughter, Mrs T. J. Parry, Brecon, to whom the deepest sympathy is extended. »
IBrecon and Radnor Farmers.
I Brecon and Radnor Farmers. I The General Secretaryship. I XEED OF GRADING STATIO-NS. ?. .Mr u. w. Davies. (newly-elected president) presided over a meeting of the Executive Committee of the B reco n and Radnor Farmers' Union at the Swan Hotel, Builth Wells, on Mcndg^y, when there was a. large att-endance, discussions of preat importance taking place. Among# those present were Messrs. J. R. Bache (sub commissioner), David Thomae- (executive officer for Radnorshire), Aid. Merryn T. Dai-it,, Aid. Arthur Edwards (Llandrindod Well*-), and Messr-. William Williams (Bryneelyn, Sennybridge), D. W. Price (Nality- rharn), J. W. Jones i Sheep ho U'-e), D. T. Hi chard- (Rhos- ferig), W. H. O. Thomas, C.C. (Talwrnmaeno?), C. Vaughan Weale, C.C. (Church House), Thomas Davie*, C.C. (Vronolau), J. Phillips (Penvbont), Cha;. Jone; (Swan Hotel), J. M. Probert (rpper •Chapel). M. W. Parry (tppcr Chapel), T. B. Williams, T. P. Goodwin (Sheephouse), A. M. Puph (Kniphton), A. Moselej (Knighton), John Evans (Erwood), John Thomas (Hay), J. R. Griffiths (Talgarth), R. T. Rogers (Glasbury), W. Sheldon (Llowes), J. Williams (X ewbridge-on. Wye), Thomas Jones (Alltmawr), Rees Williams (Brecon) and J. P. Griffith.? (general secretary). The Secretary observed that Mr O. W. Davie.- (chair- man for the ear) had occupied that-position for the second time, having been chairman in H113. (Applause.) He wa,, glad to find the Union consisted at present of 918 members, an increase of 182 on last year. Mr J. W. Jones said that, in the minutes just read, there were several resolutions of great importance, and he would be glad to know from the Secretary as to their e fleet. Tile secretary, in reply, remarked that several of them were in support of resolutions from the National Farmer. Union, and were similar to resolution*, passed by other branches, and he had forwarded them to the Secretary of the National Farmers' Union, who would e-ee they were lodged with the proper authorities. With regard to the resolution re slaughtering of lambs, he had &tnt the same t-o Lord Rhondda. who answered to the effect that licences -could he obtained for the slaughter of lambs, and the meeting expressed satisfac- tion at the reply. A letter was read from Mr W. S. Miller, in reply to a letter from the Union, with reference to the sug- gestion of forming a Chamber of Agriculture for the county of Brecon, a.nd pointing out that the e-uggestion came from Glamorganshire. The question of rivalry, he observed, never entered his head, and he agreed with the aspiratioas of the Union and thought jtc; objects should be definitely defined. A member believed the objects of the Union were well defined by Ald. Mervyn T. Davies when the ques- tion of a Chamber of Agriculture was mentioned. Mr J. W. Jones thought the secretary should write Mr Miller, giving him a a hearty invitation to join the Union.. Mr Thomas Davies (Vronolau) proposed that a resolu- tion be passed by that meeting asking Mr Miller to join the Union, and this was ecoiided by Mr D. W. Price. m Mr J. W. Jones objected to the passing of such a re- solution, but favoured writing Mr Miller. An amendment, moved by Mr J. W. Jones, and seconded by the Chairman, that the secretary write Mr Miller, giving him a hearty invitation to join, was car- ried. An application m-a, received from Xewbridpc-on-Wye Branch, asking the Executive to support their applica- tion for a grading tation at Newbridge-on-Wye. Mr J. W. Jones pointed out that application had been made by Crickhowell, but, owing to the fact that there- were so few farmers on the Advisory Committee, they were out-voted every time. On the motion of' Mr J. W. Jones, seconded by Mr Charles Jones, the members agreed to support the ap- plication from Crickhowell for permission to establish a grading station, and a similar rer-olution was passed in support of the Xewbridge-on-W>e application, on the motion of Mr Williams (Newbridge-on-Wye), and se- conded by Mr J. W. Jones. A circular was read from the National Farwens' rn- ion, urging the necessity of giving fair repiwentation t-o labour on the Wages Board, and the suggestion was lieartily approved by the meeting. Mr John Evans (Erwood) said he had written to the county papers on a matter touching the Union, be- cause he had been mis-represented in the report of the la.t meeting at Builth, and wished to know if be had done anything wrong? The Secretary obse-rved he had replied to Mr Evans in the Press, and hi-s reply would appear this week. The Chairman hoped the Erwood Branch would fall in with the increased members' fee and help to raise the Union (-0 a higher level. Aid. Mervyn Davies remarked that he and Mr Baclie at-tend,d a meeting at Erwood the previous weeli. and was quite satisfied that the Erwood Branch would fall in with the others. (Applju-se.) The meeting aereed that the Branch Secretaries should be paid for secretarial work on a scale of 1/- per member. Accounts for the year were pre-enf-ed, after having been audited by Aid. Mervvn Davies, who said their accounts were so well kept by Mr J. P. Griffiths as to make the work of auditing very trifling. On the motion of Mr John R. Baehe, seconded by Mr Thorftas Davies, the balance,-be.,et was adopted. Mr J. W. -loile, said he had noticed that some of the branches had not paid anything towards the Parlia- mentary Fund, although it had been decided that 1, per me-mlKT was to be. paid. The Secretary observed there was no resolution pass- ed to that effect, but a recommendation had tveen made that every member should contribute :)/- towards the Parliamentary Fund. The amount at present in hand for the fund was tl6 lfis 2d, a sum the meeting agreed to hand over to the National Farmers-' Union. The Secretary- reported that, since the pooling of the fund's of the various branches, they had about £ 150 to their credit. In Herefordshire they had invested their funds in War Lean, and the <|Ue.-tion was whether tbev -would agree to use their money to fight the Germans rather than to leave it in the Bank. The Chairman -said the report was very saUsfactorv. and he was in favour of investing some of the monev in War Bonds. Mr J. W. Jones proopsed, and Mr Thomas Davies se- conded, that 1:100 be invested in War Bonds. Mr John R. Bache proposed an amendment that -1-149 be so invested. Eventually. Mr J. W. Jones and Mr Thomas Davie-, expressed themselves in favour of investing 9125, and this wa.s agreed to. Mr Lewi (Newbridge-on-Wye) wrote stating he had taken land near Talybont, and had paid rent in advance. but owing to the fact that the land "a. to be ploughed up by orders of the War Agricultural Com- mittee, he would be glad to know who was to compen- sate him? Mr John R. Bache: The owner. The question of the general secretaryship came up for discussion, and was adjourned till April 2nd, Mr (;rif- fiths remarking that the arrangements for Hereford- shire -were, not- completed, but, if he were appointed for Hereford, he would have to tender his resignation as secretary cf the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union. He wa.s prepared to put in his notiee at the end of March to terminate the end of June. He did not, how- ever, believe in giving up any of his appointment until he had been appointed to another. He understood there were plenty of applications for the post. (Laugh- ter.)
HEREFORD MARKET. Wednesday. Supplies were decidedly on the rllOrt side at Hereford Cattk- 31arket to-day, and the pedigree bull show at- tracted much of the attention. The supply of beef was very limited. Cows with calves ran into high figures, and calves also -sold well. The -!]>■< p pens were sparse- ly populated. Pigs numbered about, nalf-a-hundred. and ( here some big prices yjere made.