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CYCLING. Ladies' Cycling 25 Years Ago. Looking at the universality of cycling to-day, it is dif- ficult to realise what the pioneers had to endure. A.b an illustration of what the feeling was towards cyclists in many quarters, the following extracts from the "Ladv'd Pictorial" of 1*92 will take a deal of beat- ing:—"I hope there is no truth in the report that the Queen is anxious to see a cycling race, and that one will, be arranged to take place at Windsor shortly. It is pro- bable that the report has arisen from her Majesty's too gracious permission for a number of cyclists to ride through the ground- of Osborne House. I think, on the whole, there have not loc-en quite so many cyclists about this 6-ummer. but I am quite sure that a-i a class they aje jilct as ill-mannered and inconsiderate a* ever, and I do hope the Queen will not help to encourage and perpetuate a nuisance which seemed a little like dying out." The nuisance" is stronger than ever to-day, and as become as mu-cli a part of the national life as anything one knows. A statistician has computed that there are over two million cyclists in Great Britain. What would the writer of 1S92 have csaid could she have foreseen this? The Cycling Chief of Staff. Net everyone knows that the Chief of the. Imperial General Stoff, Sir Harry Wilson, is one of the keenest cyclists in the country. He has always been fond of cycle touring, and, in the days before the, war, he and his wife cycled over every in-ch of the ground which is now the -cene of the fighting. There is not a high- way or by-way in Flanders with which he is not inti- mately acquainted. It was always a view of his that ithe great- war, whenever it did come, would take place on this ground, and, therefore, he spent holiday after holiday in exploring it awhed. And he has proved him- self that there is no way of getting to know a district equal to that from the -addle of a bicycle. Don'ts for Cyclists. I Under this heading the London "Safety First" Coun- cil has issued a number of regulations for cyclists which bear the stamp of common-sense. Broadly, the 6Ugge-tions are all that care should be taken at every point, and that there is need is shown by the fact that tiince the war ht'gan 110 cycli.-ts have been killed and 1,700 seriously injured in the streets of the Metropolis. Ais one who has done a very large amount of traffic- riding in the past 30 years, let me advise all cyclists to follow one golden rule-nt-ver try to hurry through traf- fic. It is the individual who tries to ".squeeze through" who usually get into trouble. Ride with the stream, take it easy, better to he a few minutes late for your appointment than never get- there at all, as the saying goeo. Hurrying tends against a cool head, ami in thick traffic a cool fiea4 is the greatest acquisition.
MOTOR-CYCLING. I The Problem of Accessibility. I Comparatively little attention seems to have been paid by the majority of motor-cycle manufacturers to the question of accessibility. Some machines are better than others in this respect, but nearly all fall short of the ideal. In most cases, too, it appears to he so tsimple to effect considerable improvements that the surprising tiling is that they have not already t)een made. The tendency has been of late rather in the eD- posite direction, I think, especially in the case of high- powered machines, and many of the most vital parts, or at any rate the parts that need attention more or less frequently, are most difficult to get at. The addition of dynamo lighting &-t.. with their chain transmission switches, and batteries lias added considerably to the designers' difficulties. A machine, the parts of which are in an inaccessible position, is often kept in bad tune, because the rider will not make the miner, but none the les". necessary, adjustment.- if the work en- tail a great deal of labour. The difficulty of in- accessibility is generally much more pronounced when there is a side-car attached. In this ease all the parts which are likely to need attention from time to time should be on the off-side, for when they are placed b- tweeh the machine and the side-car it generally means that the driver has almost to stand on his head to make the necessary adjustments. This question of accessi- bility La certainly one to which manufacturers should ] give very cereful thought in planning their after-war I machines. Control Wire Attention. I The greatest enemy to wire controls is rust. And it is an enemy that is always present and always needs fighting. If they are neglected they very fluickly be- come ru.sty, and this causes them soon to hreak, with all its attendant troiible,. It is a very gcod plan to dress all the exposed parts with vaseline. A strip of valve tubing over the cable is also an effective safeguard against rust. When you have to cut the wire -at any point be sure and solder the strands together. In fit- ting it neW nipple on to the nut, spread out the strands of wire like the petals of a flower and drop a small blob of solder Tn the centre, seeing that the solder runs right through the ripples. In re-fltting control wires, keep them a- tight as possible with the adjuster at its highest level. This will allow for taking up any slack. Avoid all sharp angle#. A right-angled hend i" asking for trouble.
I MOTORING. J No Risk in Coal-Cas. I A good many statements have appeared from time to time tG the effect that the use of coal-gas for driving a motor-car instead of petrol is attended by several dangers. A month or two ago the Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police made the statement that there are several dangers in the use of coal-gas. and at the time it had undoubtedly a detrimental effect up- on many who were contemplating making the necessary alterations in their cars to enable them to run on gas. The Chief of Police was quite wrong, and I believe, though I am not sure, that he has since admitted that he was misinformed. The best and most conclusive proof that the use of coal-gas is in no way dangerous is that the insurance companies have decided to charge no additional premium for cars which are so fitted and driven^ One may be perfectly sure that the insurance companies have assured themselves very thoroughly upon the matter fwfore coming to so important a de- cision, and thus the public may be quite sati.-fied that there is no more danger in using gas than there is in using petrol. The only point that needs consideration in thb connection is where a trailer is being used, though there are very few cf these about. Any accident hap- pening through the trailer, such as the result of its .swerving, would not be covered by the ordinary policy. I -should advise any who have changed their cars from I ,hould ?t-n?? A-lic. h, I*trol to gas to notify their insurance company of the fact and if necessary obtain an endorsement on the back of the policy. This puts one entirely on the safe side. The U.C.M.U.P.D. This is not a puzzle nor is it even a new order of merit. It is merely the initials of the new organisation which has recently been formed to look after the inter- ests of motori-to. Its full name is the United Council of Motor User. Producers, and Distributors. Certain- ly, I cannot congratulate the new body upon its pedan- tic and cumbersome name. The purpose of the new .organisation, of which Mr H. Wyatt, 39, St. James' Street, S.W. I., is the secretary, are as follows:— 1. To ascertain to what degree it is possible for rector users, producers and distributors to arrive at complete, or substantial agreement as regards laws and legislative niea.-ures, advantageous cr disadvantageous to the interests represented upon the Council. 4 2. To use the united influence of the* interests re- prsented upon the Council with a vjew to (securing or checking legislation in iccordance with the decisions reached under Clause 1. 3. In respect of legislation, kindred matters and technical questions in relation thereto, to use its in- i fluency to di-ccurage any organisation from acting in a manner calculated to impede the policy, or to injure the interests of those concerned, and to encourage uni- ted action and mutual .support. It has been decided that the proportional voting paper of the three group;s of which the Council is formed shall be a, follows:- Users, 24; Producer?, 12; Distributors, 8. The Automo- bile Association and Motor Union has decided to remain outside the organisation, which cannot fail to have a very weakening influence; I think, though I am not quite sure, that the Royal Automobile Club ha.s likewise decided not to ;oin. the whole formation of the coc- iety is ju.-t a little confusing, and until some further meetings have been held and we have been told about tJl;> aims and objects of the association it is difficult to form a correct estimate of its value. Its formation seems to have been kept very secret until the last mo- ment, and even now one does not know who is behind the movement and what support it has already re- n'hed. Further particulars of the U.C.M.U.P.D. arc eagerlr awaited. THE HUB. I
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FORTY YEARS TEACHER. I I r- Appreciation of Breconshire Headmaster. 0 I.. PRESENTATIONS AT LLANWRTYD WELLS. MR. ROWLAND GAY'S LONG SCHOLASTIC CAREER. A grand concert and presentation by the pupils of the. Council School took place at the Victoria Hall. Llanwrtyd Wells, on Wednesday evening last when Mr and Mrs Rowland Gay were made the recipients of a valuable, silver tray and purse of gold. The Rev. R. Evans presided. The tray bore the following inscript- ion :—"Presented to Mr and Mrs D.' Rowland Gay (together with a purse of gold) by their faithful and efficient .services for the long period of 40 years, the former as headmaster of Llanwrtyd Wells Council khool, and the latter for numerous and considerate kindnesses done. to the staff and scholars March, HH8." The recipient- grand-children accepted, on behalf of Mr and Mrs Gay, the tray and purse-the tray by Miss Nest a Gay Thotmas, and the purse by Master Raymonde Gay Thomas. Mr D. Rowland Gay, headmaster of Llanwrtyd Wells Council School, tendered his resignation in June, 1916, on account of illness, after 40 years' service under the Brecon-hire Education Authority, and their predeces- sors, the School lioaixi. Mr (Jay was ene of the ablest teachers in the county, and has filled the Presidency of the local branch of the N'.U.T. He has crowned his efforts with great success and the appreciation of the governing authority can bo re-assured by the appended [ MR. D. ROWLAND CAY. -1 letter addressed to him by the Clerk of the Education Committee: — Dear Mr Gay.—Your resignation was received by the Staffing and Salaries Committee at their last meeting with very deep regret, and in accepting it they asked me to express their profound .sorrow at the cause of your resignation, and hope that you will he speedily restored to health. During your long record of (service, a re- cord of which any man might well feel proud, you have shown eminent qualities fu"- a schoolmaster, pos- sessing, as you do, a true perception of the high call- ing which you pursue, combined with a steadfast de- votion to duty. Herein, no doubt, lies the isecret of your success. You have laboured diligently and in- cessantly in the noble work of moulding and shaping the plastic mind of the child, and it has been a pleasure to me. personally, to note the success of ycur untiring efforts, which have resulted in Llanwrtyd school having risen to the rank as one of the best conducted and most efficient schools in the county. I feel sure you will carry with you into your retirement the best wishes of all who appreciate isuch notable service in the cause of education. I feel I cannot conclude this letter without expressing not only my sincere regret at your resignation, but a)-.w my deep gratitude for the ioval and kind co-operation which you have always ex- tended to me. May you he long spared to enjoy your well-earned rest is tiie earnest wish of yours faithfully- A. Leonard. Other testimonies to Mr (Jay's work as arc follow:- I Llanwrtyd Wells Council School extract of minutes, dated 16th June, 1916, resignation of Mr D. Rowland Gay, headmaster. A letter from Mr Gay was read, re- signing his post as headmaster, which he had held for a period of 40 years, when it was unanimously re- isolvcd that in reluctance, accepting the resignation of 1 Mr D. Rowland Gay as headmaster of the Llanwrtyd Council School, we the managers, desire to place on record our great appreciation of his valuable .services during the very long period of 40 years he has occupied the position. He has with unfailing devotion to duty trained up many generations of children. He has al- wavs discharged his duties with courtesy and efficiency. He loved the children a his work, and he has placed the whole parish under a great debt of gratitude to him. We are unanimously of the opinion that we should recognise this by presenting fiiin with a substan- tial testimonial. We wish him a speedy recovery from his illness and health to enjoy for many years the rest he has Fo well earned. 14, Greenfield Terrace, Llanelly, 18/11/17.—Dear Ir (lav,—I was so glad to hear from the friend of my boy- j hood. Yoifr notes are few and far, but when they come they bring a flood of the sweetest memories. Believe me, I think a great deal of your record of 41 years is a glorious one. and your light has been a shining one. You have played the game well and been a gentleman. I want no more than my record to be like yours.—Y'our sincere friend, G. Hopkins. Irfon Valley Association for Bible. Instruction. Mr Gav's la.st report of examination, held at Llanwrtyd School, June 13th, 1916:—"In all respects an excellent examination throughout the school. The answering was general and keen, and the children ..showed a thorough knowledge of the subject. The written work was, as usual, most satisfactory, and in all the three groups the excellent mark, were obtained in the oral work. ) The zeal and interest shown by teachers and scholars leave nothing to be desired.—Roserlinie Phillimore, and Gwvneth Evan Thomas, examiners." Council School. Garth, July 25th, 1916.—Dear Gay.—I called a meeting of the Builth Association litst Satur- day. It was well attended, and the following resolu- tion relative to yourself was passed, on the proposition of Mr Wearn. i-econded by Mr Williams, Llangant-^n :— "That this meeting of the Builth Well", Teachers' Asso- ciation desire to express their warmest sympathy with Mr Gay in his unfortunate illness, and their fervent hope that he will be speedily restored to his former health and strength." I have much pleasure in for- warding tliiz.-Your sincerely, John J. 31orris. Irfon Valley Association.—Dear Sir, -At a recent meetieng of the subscribers and committee of the above association, universal sympathy was expressed with you in your illness, and I was asked to convey this to you, (,ret it the nece,??it-v of your and to express the greatf regret at the necessity of your resigning the post of teachers' representative on that committee, a post which you have so ably filled for so many years. May I add my great personal sympathy with you.-Your-, faithfully, Gwynetll Evan Thomas, lion. sec. Brynmawr and District Teachers' Association.—Rhos- lyn, Alma Street, Brynmawr. July 3rd, 1916,Dear Mr Gav,—At the annual meeting of our association, on Saturday last, it was resolved that I should send you a message of sympathy on the ill-health that has obi ged you 'to retire from active school work. and, also, to join with it the congratulation of the members upon a long period cf useful and faithful service in the education of our country. Those of us who were pre- sent will ever remember the address you gave as presi- dent of the County Association. All realised that it was the result of long, careful and thoughtful devotion to duty. We join in the hope that. now you are released from he strain of school-life, your health will improve, and that many years of quiet leisure and usefulness re- main to you. Associating myself personally with this resolution, I am, yours fraternally, John K. Watkins, lion. sec. An extract from the "S.W.D. News," 17/7/10 reads — "Miss Annie Jones, Llanwrtyd Wells, has been success- ful in obtaining the degree of B.A.. University of Wales, having been placed top of the list-in special his- tory. Miss Jones received her early education at Llan- wrtyd Wells Council School, under the headmastersliip of Mr D. Rowland Gay. Three of Mr Gay's pupils are proceeding to the University, two to Aberystwyth, and one to Cambridge. Mr Gay has had a long and success- ful career in Llanwrtyd, and has also fulfilled important duties in connection with the Breconshire Teachers' As- sociation." From the "Brecon and Radnor Express," 13/7/12.— Mr D. Rowland Gay, headmaster of the Llanwrtyd Council School, was unanimously elected vice-president of the Breconshire County Teachers' Association at J* their annual meeting at Llangorse. This is considered the liighest honour the teachers can bestow upon one of their number, as it leads automatically to the pre- sidency, and is the 'blue ribbon' of the profession in the county. The honour ha., been thoroughly deserved on account of the long and successful services, which Mr (Iav has rendered the county and its teachers. Mr Gay was nominated some years ago for the vice-presi- dency, but lie withdrew in favour of others whom he considered had a prior claim. This time it seems Mr Gay showed signs of retiring in favour of Mr Lewis Lewis, Brynmawr, but his fellow-teachers, and foremost amongst them Mr Lewis, insisted on his accepting the pa-ition. Our wish is that Mr Gay may enjoy the vice- presidential and presidential years with pleasure to himself and profit to his fellow-teachers." Mr Gay's Career. Mr Gay is a- native of Llanelly, was born June 4th, 1851. and the. son of religious parents, who were ad- mitted members of Siloah Congregational Church, after- wards for so many years the. scene of the cultured ministry of the Rev. Thomas Davies, D.D., by the then I pastor. Rev. Thomas Reece, afterwards known through- out the length and hreadth of the land as Dr. Rees, of Swansea. Mr Gay acknowledges with gratitude, his in- debtedness to his parents for impressing upon their chil- dren the dutv and necessity of attending regUlany me services of the Church to which they were bached. Mr Gay's school experiences were very great. He wa" educated first at a Dame Hhool, where slate work had to be done in a kneeling posture on a stone, the bench being used as a desk. But, at 5 years of age, he en- tered Heolfa.wr school. proceeding through the infant department to the senior school, over which Mr David Williams, afterwards principal of the Swansea Training College, presided. One of his teachers there was after- ward" widely known. Rev. J. Morla.s Jones, of Lewi-' ham, chairman of the Congregational Union 4n 18i? with whom, in ?hhsequent years, he enjoyed many a stroll in the by-roads of Llanwrtyd. He was afterwaixls apprenticed a.s a pupil teacher and became, in 18<0, second assistant at a Dowlais school, and was three years later appointed first- assistant at one of the I Board Schools in London, where he gained va-luable experience, having in the meantime gained his certifi- cate. During his three years under the London School Board his evenings were given up entirely to attendance at lectures in the Charter House Science School or the South Kensington Science and Art Classes, thus pre. paring him"elf for his life's work. W hen he went to London he did not leave his religion behind Vhu.? n ?n Wales, but attended the Church presided over by the Xev yo-eph Bovle, valuable tutor of the late Dr. Fair- bairn. The unsatisfactory state of his health conse- quent upon so much hard work, caused Iii, medical i(]- viser to order an immediate. removal to the country, and he became headmaster of Llanwrtyd Wells, being selected out of 37 applicants, and entered upon his dut- ie.s on August 14th. 1^6. His 40 years there have been years of progress in every respect. and every offer of other sphere has been declined. His record is an ex- cellent one. Hiso)d.scho)ar? are found all over the globe doing their duty nobly as eitizens. cf the Empire. Some are filling important pulpits in church and chapel, ,some are successful business men in our large towns, some are in leading hank", in London^ 'some are teacher-, and others are in service with the Post Office, while some have graduated at the universities, aIId for what he has been able to do he does not take all the credit to hiwself, but pays generous tribute to excellent a.s- sistants. It is worthy of note that during the whole course of his work at the. school the teaching has been bi-linguist. The district of Llanwrtyd would have been English-speaking long ago had it not been for the work I (lone iii the da v .,chcol. He insists that the teielier.4 should speak to the children both in English and Welsh. In his church and denominational relations Mr Gay has been equally happy. Nearly 30 years ago he was elected deacon of the Congregational Church at Llanwrtyd, of which the Rev. Richard James is the well known minister, and at the death of Mr Ed. Jones, father-in-law of the Rev. D. A. Griffith, C.C., Troed- rlmvdalar, he was elected secretary of the Church, a I position which he still holds. The Union cf Welsh Con- gregationalists -paid him a notable compliment by .re- questing him to give a model Scripture lesson to a class of children at the annual meeting held in Tredegar in ] 905. while the teachers of Breconshire marked their appreciation of his character and his work on behalf of his fellow teachers by unanimously electing him to the chair of their county association. In his early days at Llanwrtyd, Mr Gay was married to Miss C'. Jenkins, of Esgairmoel-uchaf, whose father was one of the dea- cons of the Congregational Church, and their only child was married eight year.s ago to Mr Idris Thomas, eldest rson of the late Rev. Robert Thomas, of Lan- dore, and ex-chairman of the Union of Welsh Congre- nationalists. The Presentation. I During the interval of the programme, the presenta- tion was made by Mrs Dr. Morgan. in the unavoidable absence of Mrs Penry Lloyd. A letter of regret was read from Mrs Penry Lloyd, stating her inability to at- tend owing to illness. The presentations were handed to Air and Mrs Gay by Mrs D. A. Morgan. The pre-war cost of the silver tray wa" X32, and the pupse contained Treasury notes, value 50 guineas. Mrs Morgan said it was a very pleasant duty to hand to Air and'Mrs Gay the silver tray and purse of gold as a token of respect, and wished them both long life and happines. Mr T. B; Lewis responded on behalf of Mr Gay, find stated that it was a red-letter day in his history. They hoth deeply appreciated the kind feelings shown to- ward" them. and they thanked them one and all for the va[uahk< present, which would remind them of the kindly feeling shown towards them. Rev. R. James also spoke, and said that he had great praise for Mr Gay as a schoolmaster, having had a great deal to do with the Llanwrtyd School Board. Mr Gay had always thoroughly attended to his duties. The president paid due respect to Councillor E. Saunders Morgan for the great intere.st he had taken in his duties as secretary. The following was the well-arranged programme, the accompanist being Miss Williams, Council School — "The infants hid you welcome"; "Dainty Domestics"; "The Teddy Bear parade"; "The three urchins"; "A good-night march"; "The Fireman's Wedding," Gwyn Williams; "Rag Dolls": pianoforte duet, Olwen Price and Lily Andrews: "Ping a Pong": "You musn't"; "Tall top hat": and "The Gipsy Band." Some of the items were deferred owing to shortness of time. The proceeds of the concerta were devoted to the Xursing Association. Mr- Rees, lion, sec., proposed a vote of thanks to the headmaster and his staff for the proceeds of the con- cert, which was formerly intended for another purpose. Dr. S. P. Hosgood seconded. A most enjoyable evening was spent, and great credit is due to Mr Rees, headmaster and staff, who have worked energetically towards the success of the enter- tainment, there being a record gathering. Mr D. R. Gay also presented to the Council School a beautiful enlarged photo of himself, and also a photo with his autograph to each of the collectors. Rev. 'R. Evans, as chairman, accepted the gift on behalf of the managers, and stated it was also.his wi,11 to have Mrs Gay's photo as well, for she had been as a kindly mother to the children. The Naticnal Anthem concluded the proceedings.
THE CHURCHES & THE YOUNG.…
THE CHURCHES & THE YOUNG. I SOME USEFUL SUGGESTIONS. ) EXCELLENT BrILTH "SPEECH." I For the recent competitive meeting, held at the Memor- ial Baptist Church, Builth Wells, Dr. Rhys Davies (the chairman) suggested the following as a subject for one of the competitions: "A prepared spefch, not to exceed five minutes, style and manner of delivery to bo con- sidered, on 'The best programme of work for the young people of our churches during the winter months.' The successful "speech," by Mr T. W. Miles, Builth Wells, was as follows:- The scheme of work about to be outlined attempts to meet the requirements of the young life of the churches, not only now, but when that young life is recruited with those now heroically fighting for the very exist- ence of their Fatherland. The need for action is too fully demonstrated to-day, by the groups of lads and girls who foregather aimlessly at our street corners, un- attracted by the feeble attempts made by the churches to promote their betterment, and uncatered for h the local authorities in the way of continuation classes. Then the scheme is. intended for united action by the several Free Churches say of Builth, or similar local- ities. It is only by "pooling" the resources of small adjacent churches that the talent available for employ- ment irp the service of our young people can be ad- equately provided. Moreover, the greater the number of the young brought together, the stronger will be its appeal for their sympathy and support. The sytem aims at the elevation of the tastes, the cultivation of the minds, and the employment of the hands of the young people. No greater refining influence can be conceived than that derived from a reverent study of God's word, under the direction of men and women steeped in love of the Bihle, and gifted in the sympathetic exposition of its teaching. So the scheme provides for a Bible Re- search class with possible courses in Bible history, poetry, prophecy, gospels, and Pauline epistles. Con- currently with this might be held a preparatory class for Sunday school teachers, and those desirous of be- coming such, under the supervision of those skilled in the employment of modern teaching methods, and of up-to-date apparatus, map, picture, blackboard, etc. Following naturally as a cultural force would be a literature course, providing recitals by those known to love, and skilfully interpret the works of leading poetoS and writers. Evenings with Longfellow, with Dickens, with 'R.L.S.' are (suggested. Where such literature is available, there might he readings by the class of portions of Shakespearean plays. "The trial scene from the Merchant of Venice" as an example. A lending lib- rary furnished by the generosity of the local friends with suitable books for puting into the Rands of young people, would be a valuable adjunct to the course, and the. home rehearsal of slight sketches, dialogues, etc., for performance on occasional class evenings would pro- vide a happy blend of the. educative and entertaining features of the syllabus. Voca^music, always attrac- tive to young people, finds a place in the scheme. The class performance might lead off with preliminary exer- cises ion sight ading, etc., followed by a rehearsal of good, if simple music. It might be arranged for the sea,son preceding X'mas, to be devoted to hymn singing, anthems, carols, etc., to form material for a ringing festival on Cymanfa line.s early in the New Year. The rest of the session might be given up to rehearsing a musical work, the performance in public of which, as a wind up to the session, might yield (sufficient funds to cover the expenses of the season's work. Then, lastly, the scheme seeks to prepare young people for future home-keeping, by providing for a "Handi- craft" course for youths, and a "Home Care" course for the girls. In connection with the former, the aid of local craftsmen, gardeners, ambulance men, etc., might he requisitioned to demonstrate the use of carpenters' tools, and their application to 'the making of homely furniture, stools, benches, bookshelves, brackets, etc. the art of .simple boot-mending, the latest methods of gardening, the rendering of first-aid, and so on. The girls' course, where suitable skilled help can be pro- cured, might include demonstrations in dress-making, hat-trimming, cutting-out etc., the cooking of a plain dinner, invalid cookery, a lesson in carving a joint, the treatment of home accidents, burns, scalds, cuts, etc., home ailments, their ,symptoms and treatment, etc. An occasional evening might he employed in the mending, darning, etc., of articles brought from the home, and the occasion could be utilised to promote soc- ial intercourse between the members of the class. One or two temperance lectures with experiments for the combined classes might be arranged during the winter. A suggested programme for one week, two meetings say, Monday and Friday, is as follows :—Monday, 7 to 7.45. B ihle research, and teachers' preparation: 7.45 to 8, free for conversation, etc.; 8 to 8.45, vocal music. Friday, 7 to 7.45, literature; 7.45 to 8, free for con- versation, etc. 8 to 8.45, "Handicraft" and "Home Care."
BRONCHIAL COUGH IN CHILD.
BRONCHIAL COUGH IN CHILD. NO REST, NIGHT OR DAY TILL HE GOT YENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE —THEN SOON WELL. Airs Jenkins, 60, Carminia Road, Balham, Lon- don, S.W., says :—"Some time ago a little grand- son staying with me caught cold, which soon de- veloped into a. hard bronchial cough that gave the poor child no Test night or day. He could noc sleep for coughing. But when I gave Jiim Yeno's it was wonderful how quickly relief followed. In quite a short time he was completely cured." Veno's Lightning C-ougli Cure is the worll's supremo remedy for Coughs and Colds, Lung Troubles, Asthma, Bronchitis, Nasal Catarrh, Hoarseness. Difficult Breathing, Influenza, and for Whooping Cough and other Bronchial Troubles in Children. Prices 11 Jd., 1/3, and 3/ from Chemises and Stores ovcrywhere. Veno's Lightning Cough Cure is guaranteed free from opium and every Erarcotic. It is THE REMEDY FOR OLD AND YOUNG.
i IHay Guardians. j
I Hay Guardians. I A NICE LITTLE "NEST EGG." Rev. W. E.T.Morgan presided over Hay guardians' nweting on Thursday. Others. present were the Hon. Mabel Bailey, Wevs. H. G. Griffiths and David Mor- gan, and Messrs E. George, J. W. Jones, D. P. Hopkins. W. Thomas. J. R. Griffiths, W. V. Pugh, E. D. Weaver, Chas. Butcher, J. Jones, D. F. Powell, R. T. Breeze, I). Wall, J. Gittoes, J. Davies, John Davies, H. Price, D. Price, A. Challoner, J. A. Bishop and R. T. Griffith- (clerk). Collectors' monthly statements were receive-d from the overseers of Llanbedr-Painscastle, Llandewyfaeh, Whit- ney, Doratone, Boughrood, Llowes, Tregoyd and Veliri- dre, Llanstephan, Clifford. Bryngwyn, Glynfach, Liori- ilieu, Talgarth, Glasbury, Llanigon, Aberllyn! and Clyro. The treasurer's balance at datS was £577 I'¡;t Dice little "nest-egg."
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ITalybont Competitive Meeting.…
Talybont Competitive Meeting. INTERESTING GATHERINC, A competitive meeting was held at Benaiah Congro- gational Church, Talybont, under the aucpices of the Vale of Usk Free Church Christian Union, on the 25th uit.. Rev. Roderick Morgan very kindly taking the chair, in the unavoidable absence of Mr D. Morris, Llwynbedw. The adjudicators were Mr Tom Pugh, Llangynidr (music), and Rev. W. Llewellyn, Llangynidr (literature). i Mr Brinley Morris efficiently carried out the secretarial duties, and Miss B. Maddy was treasurer. The following were the successful competitors: -Solo for children under 9: 1st, Eirlys Williams; 2nd, Dorothy Hughes. Recitation under 9: 1st, Kathleen Harris; 2nd, Sylvan Rees. Solo for girls under 14: 1st, Maggie Williams; 2no, divided between Ceinwen Rees and Emmy Wozencroft. Recitation tinder 14: 1st, Fristwyth Davies 2nd, Maggie Williams. Solo for boys under 14: 1st, Herbert .Rees; 2nd, lien Williams. Unpunctuatcd reading (open): 1st, Fristwyth Davies. Soprano solo: 1st, Miss Maggie Rees. Recitation for adults: 1st, i-Miss M. Rees. Mrs A. Gibson very kindly gave prizes in tlMs competition to Miss M. Lloyd and Miss. A. Jones. Impromptu speech (open): 1st, Mr E. S. Edwards: 2nd, Master Tom Jones. Party of 10 to 20 voices. Only one choir competed, namely, Bethania (conductor, Mr John [ Morris), who were well worthy of the prize. The singing of the National Anthem brought a most enjoyable and successful meeting to a close.
HAVE YOU PAIN? J. Swift, AttercUSe, Sheffield, 8ay: "The Nrst dose gave me great relelf. I can confidently say that one box of these pills has done me more good than all the medi- cine I have taken." Mrs A. Wilkinson, of Nelson, states: "My sister, who suffered from weak kidneys, took one box, and it has done her more good than pounds spent on Medical Men." HOLDROYD'S GRAVEL PILLS, a positive cure for Gravel, Pains in the Back, Dropsy. Bright's diseases of the Kidneys, Gout Sciatica. 1/8, of all chemists. Post free, 14 stamps. HOLDROYD, j MEDICAL HALL, Cleckbeaton. As the Helmet tSKieldiS him from the hrapnel- FORMAMINT shields him from I Throat Troubles. THAT is why you should coni stantly send him Formamint Tablets to comfort and heal his throat during the cold damp weather. His M.O. will approve of this, for the War Office has ordered large supplies of Formamint, and its value as a preventative of throat-troubles is emphasised in official reports. I would like you to know," writes one Medical Officer, that I had Forniamint always in my pocket and invariably kept sucking the tablets. Where we had to deal with sceptic throats I made there, suck Formamint Tablets with great benefit. We all stvore by them, and I am personally grateful to yon." Try Formamint yourself. Note how much better your sore throat feels after you have sucked a few tablets- and how quickly the whole trouble vanishes. Then try it as a preventative of throat troubles and see how it wards them off when they seemed inevitable. Once you have made these tests you also will swear by Formamint, and will realise that it is the one tablet which really frees your mouth and throat from disease producing germs. Ask your chemist for getttiiiie Formamint-price '2/2-and look for the maker's name: Genatosan, Ltd. (British Purchasers of the Sanatogen Co.). Chairman Lady Mackrth, 12, Chenies Street, London, W.C. 1. (N.B. To protect you from substitution, Formamint will Inter on he given a tiew name, tvhieh will be duly announced.
I The New Sheriffs.
I The New Sheriffs. I BRECOX AND RADNOR. At a recent Privy Council in Buckingham Palace, the King appointed the sheriffs for the ensuing year for tha counties of England and Wales (excluding the Duchies, of Cornwall and Lancaster). The following were the Brecon und Radnor appointments: — I Breconshire.—-Mr David Powell, C'aedry?su, Brecon. ) Radnorshire :—Mr nenry William Duff-Gordon, Harp- I ton Court, Kington, Herefordshire. I
I «5 Our Portrait is of Mr Frank Inge, of 209 King's Cross Road, London, W.C., who writes "I am sending you a testimonial of a wonderful cure 'Clarke's Blood Mixture1 hag effected in me. I had a very bad running abscess in the jaw for some years; it was gradually eating the bona away-it would get better and then break out again. I was continually poulticing the abscess, but still it would not heal. One day someone advised me to try 'Clarko's Blood Mixture,' and after taking two bottles I could see a great dif- ference, so I continued with it, and after taking the third bottle it had disappeared. I was quite run down, weak. and very thin, but as soon as the abscess had healed I began to fill out again." Abscesses, Ulcers, Bad Legs, Glandular Swell- ings, Eczema, Boils, Pimples, Sores and Erup- tions, Piles, Rheumatism, Gout, are all sure signs of clogging blood impurity, calling for im- mediate treatment through the blood (outward application is of little uee). For cleansing the blood of its impurities, there is no other remedy just as good -as Clarke's Blood Mixture. Pleaa/aait to take, amd free from anything injurious. See that you get Clarke's Blood Mixture •'EVERYBODY'S BLOOD PURIFIER." Of all Chemists and Stores, 2/9 per bottle.