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BRECON. .1 "Onoto" and "Swan Fountain l'ena make ideal gifts; absolutely reliable.—A. Hughes and Son, Pen Experts, Brecon. ￼ HetheiC.M.Chapetcetebratedits Sunday School Anniversarv on Sundav fast. when the Rev. S. George, B.A.. Handrindod. preached eloquent addre;-e to large congregations throughout the day. At St. Marv's, Church on Sunday afternoon. Rev. E. L. Jenner. rector of Llangasty, gave an address to a congregation of men on "Marriage Laws," this being one of a course <:f addresses arranged for Lent on "Some Problem* of National Life. On Friday evening a public meeting was held in the Parish llall to inaugurate a Women Institute in lirecon. The speakers were -Nlr., Vwl Jonc's, Mr- Aubrey Thomas and, Miss Vaughan. Mrs J. D. D. Evans presided over a satisfactory attendance. For COUGHS, COLDS, BRONCHITIS and Asthma, take Gwillim's celebrated COUGH LINCTUS, in bottles 1/3 each. Sole Proprietor. Gwillim, Chemist, Brecon. 462/38 With the change of season your boy will be eagerlv anticipating Jiis usual vitolt to W atts, the Clothier. A very a tisfying selection of goods .await you both-tbe very best. HOW TO RATION CHILDREN.—Give them "UCAL EMULSION of COD LIVER OIL." It takes the place of MEAT and BUTTER. Store prices 1/3, 2/3, 4/—Brecon Agent Gwillim, M.P.S., Chemist. 462/38 Excellent Glass and Covered Hearse and Car- riages of every description can now be supplied by Samuel Perry, Bosting Master, Brecon, whose oharges ia-re very reasonable. Order? lelft at 30, Watton, will receive prompt attention. 584 At the police court, on Monday, Charles E. Blank. Castle Street, Brecon, was tummoneil for driving a horse and cart without the necessary light; on March 14, Sergt. Evan-, gave evidence and said defendant was driving the liorse and cart in Free Street at 7.0. and said he did not know two lights were required. A. tine of 10, was imposed. According to report of the committee, and the result of the -canvass in the town, it was stated at the Chamber of Trade, on Tuesday evening, that the town appeared practically unanimous for an Early Closing Order. In each of the respective trades two-thirds. majority had. been obtained, which is necessary for ob- taining th Oroer. A farmer who was summoned for beinz drunk in charge of a licr.-e, told the Borough magistrate.- on Wednesday that he was going home and never said a word to anybody. The Clerk: Hut the pcjiiceman isays vou were speechless. (Laughter). Defendant: I was on the right wav home. The Clerk: The pony knew the way. I expect.-P.c. Hibbert said defendant was so drunk that he had his head on the pony's mane.— Ordered to pay 9/6 costs. On Easter Monday, April 1st. the well-known actor and actress, Mr Charle.. Hartley and Miss EtheLAiordon Pa nil. who visited Brecon last year, will pay a return visit at the Guild Hall in their great dramatic episode. '*I?o we b^ Marie Corelli, a dGme,ti. phtY, "Do we believe," )?)?Sir Charier Young, and the screaming farce, "A Pair of Lunatics." Seats can be booked at Messrs. Heins and Co., High Street, where a plan of the hall can be seen. THIS CONCERNS YOU. A SALE OF WORK will be opened by Hii.Vorship the -Iav(:)r of Brecon, at Dr. Coke Memorial Hall, on Wed- nesday, March 20th, at 2.30. Useful and Fancy Goods at Reasonable Prices. CONCERT at 8 p.m.. tickets 9d each (including tax). All a.re heartily invited. 966/62/143 Don't forget the Free Church Singing Festivial on Good Friday at the Plough Chapel. 11 a.m.. sermon by Prof. Joseph Jones, M.A., B.D. 2 and 6 p.m.. singing by the United Choir, under the leadership of Mr A. P. Morgan. Builth. Ad- mission free. Collection towiards expenses. 1004/63/283 V cookery demonstration, under the auspices of the Breconshire Food Economy Committee, was. held at the Town Hall cn Tuesday evening. Mi-s Rowlands, lady inspector of the Board of Education, gave a short ad- dress, after which Miss Calladinc-, of the Ministry of Food, gave a very interesting demonstration of food economy cookery, specially taking into account the present shortage of many necessary ingredient-, to a large and appreciative audience. ARE YOU DEPRESSED? If so. make your surroundings bright and cheerful with one of our WALLPAPERS. In spite of the difficulties of production, we are still able to show you a large variety of Attractive Designs in Wallpapers and Leatherettes. Gall early and secure best value, as some of the designs cannot be replaced. Dis- tempers, Paint. Brushes, and 'all other material necessary for spring cleaning may be obtained at the. old address—Oscar Watkins. Top of Lion Street, -Brecon. An evening concert. in connection with the Juvenile Rechabites Adelaide Tent. w heid at the hr. Coke Memorial Hall. on Saturday, when Brother E. M. Meredith, Cerrigcochion, presided. The following con- tributed to the programme:—Pianofore solos, Sister Sexton. Miss Meredith and Brother leiian Evans; re- citations., Sister Reta Jam. Brother Vivian Kerniek, Sister Mabe) Powell, Sister Olwen Evans, and Brother Picton Ccdd: duet. Brother Meredith and Brother Mor- gan reading, .Sister Euronwy Watkin. Sister Cootes. and Florrie Matthews; recitation, Gwyneth Roberts: .solo. Brother Evan Evans. Bro. J. R. Mor- gan spoke a few words of encouragement to the child- ren, and also thanked all who took part in the pro- gramme. On Monday afternoon, the funeral took place., with full military honours, of Pte. Frederick Whitcher, of the Labour Company, stationed at the Depot, who died from the effects of pneuracnia at tile Barracks hospital on Friday. Deceased, who wa" 37 years of age. was a native of Hampshire. Headed by their hand playing funeral marches, and a firing party in charge of C.S.M. the troops from the Depot attended the oh. ksenuitts. The customary "three volleys" were fired over the grave, and the "Last Post" sounded as. a tri- bute to the departed comrade. Rev. Keble Williams officiated at the service. The chief mourners were Air, Wilitelter (widow), and Mr.s Lodwig. The under- taker was Mr John Griffiths, junior, and Mr ft Perry provided the funeral coach. There were a number of beautiful wreaths. Three cyclists were before the borough magistrates on .Monday to answer .summonses for riding their machines without a rear red light. They were Brinlev Lewis, Memorial College, Victor Prosser. Cefnbrynich. and Edgar Jones, Pennant Farm, Llanfrynaeh. The first defendant (Brinley Lewis) pleaded "guilty." and P.c. Ocock proved the case. He was fined 5/ Special (Ion. stable Roy Parry gave evidence in the other two cases, and said Victor Pro-er had one lamp on the front fork of the machine, and he claimed that that lamp showed a red light to the rear. It was pointed out, however. that the order ,tatedthat two tamp-s shcuid be carried, and the Mayor asked the Press to bring this matter to the notice of the public. The defendant was fined 5/ The other defendant (Edgar Jones) .-aid he was wheAHng the machine at the time. The Mayor -tated it was iiit IliS"mudl an offence to whe(] a 'hkvcJ" as to rKt? it without a rear light, A firle of 7/6'was im- posed.. At. ,tlie la,.? t, motithl uaeLtin, « InfLr. At the Ia.? montMy meetinn of the Brec&B Infir- rniyjy Mr David Powell w,ii, Chairman, and the "Bishop of Swansea and Alderman H. C. Rich were re-elected Vice-Chairmen, of the Committee of Management, whilst Mr Thomas Morgan, of I'ontwillim, was elected to fill a vacancy on the House Committee for the current year. The Secretary had much pleasure in reporting the receipt of a cheque for CIO from Mr William Williams (ex- Mayor of Brecon), sent as a .donation in aid of the funds. The grateful thanks of the Committee of Management were recorded and tendered to the donor. The Secretary also reported the receipt of a cheque value from the Executor of the late Miss Gwendo- line Miller Goodwin, of Sheephouse, Hay, being the amount of a legac y bequeathed to the Institution, also the sum of £7 19s. from Messrs David and W. J. Price, Auctioneers, Brecon, sent in on behalf of Mr Walters, Danycrug Farm, being the net proceeds of sale of a strayed sheep which, after being advertised, was I I brought into Brecon Cattle Market and sold.
TALGARTH. I SJWe regret to record the death, which [occurred on j Thursday, of Mrs Morgan, wife of Mr F. T. Morgan, Bell Street. The deceased lady, who was widely known and highly respected in the town, was 33 years of age. The funeral took place on Saturday. A full report will appear in our next issue. Among the recent" list of prize-winners at the Cardiff Stadium Sports wa.s Mr F. A. Thomas, Tonyrefail, who won first- in the final for the 200 yards handicap, and first- in the SO yards open handicap. Mr Thomas is a grandson of Mr Tom Davies. carrier, Talgarth, and apparently is a pronounced "chip of the old block." It was about 52 years ago to this week-end that Tom Davies, cr "TolII Talgarth" as lie was then familiarly known in South Wales, won distinction by becoming the champion sprinter of Wales. Amidst many manifestations of sympathy the mortal remains of Mrs Watkins, wife of Mr Morgan Watkins, Post Office, Bronllys, were laid to rest in the Bronllys Churchyard on Saturday afternoon. For several years the deceased, who was very highly es- teemed, had been an invalid, during which time she was exceptionally patient. She was connected with the C. M. Chapel at Bronllys. Prior to the funeral the Rev Tudor Jones conducted a service at the house. At the church and graveside the Rev T. H. Bevan (vicar) officiated. The chief mourners were the hus- band, two sons and two daughters and the youngest son (on military service in India).
LIBANUS. I Another pleasant gathering wa held in Tairhull Schoolroom on Saturday evening, under the auspices of the local and Stilors' Reception Fund Com- mittee. when wristlet watches were presented to Pioneer William Powell, Pent-retwain, Seaman Walter Perrott, Tynewyd, Pte. Arthur Powell, Taneefnfach, and Pte. Manning, Libanus. The presentations were made by Miss Jessie Miller, and Mrs Miller sent Bibles to each of the lads. Rev. T. Alieliael (vicar) presided, and the following took. part in the programme:—-Miss Hilda Morgan, Misses Lizzie Jane Price and Maggie Price (Argoedlwyd), Miss Olwen Jones (Cwmelyn), Rev. 1). Price, Mr Tom Morgan, Mr T. Price (Argoedlwyd). Mr Glyndwr Williams, duet, Miss Hilda. Morgan and 1). Price, sketch, "An unexpected entertainment" by Misses Jones (Middlebolgoed) and Misses Davies Mi-s Jessie Miller was the accompanist.
h LLANGATTOCK. I Ilte. Tom Bevan. Fenrlmv, ot the Lnesnires, who was [ severely wounded in France, is now home. On Wednesday and Thursday. Rev. Lewis Price. Upper Chapel, conducted an examination, under the au.-pices of the Breccn and Radnor Congregational Un- ion, at Bethesda Congregational Church. On Saturday, Mis-s Gwladys Powell, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Powell, Canal House, was married to Cpl. W. Adams, of the R.E.'s. The bride and her par- ents are highly esteemed in the district, and are ac: tively identified with Bethesda Congregational Church. Rev. Gorner Harri- officiated.
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I CWMRHOS. u I I On the 11th in.-t., .Mr Cyril letor Harding, Aber- tillery, and Miss Elizabeth Ellen Powell, fourth daugh- ter of .Mr and Mrs Powell, Wern, Cwmdu, were married by Rev. D. LlOHI, and in the presence of the district registrar. The register was signtd by Nir Powell, father of the bride, and Mr Bryehan Emrys Powell, who acted as best man, hrother of the bride, and by Miss Frances Harding, sister to bridegroom, and Miss Ceridwen Powell, Cwmrln P.O., bride.smaids. After the ceremony. Mr and Mrs Harding drove to the Wern, and there met their kindred and friends. Before they de- parted for their honeymoon, many expression,- of good- will greeted them, and they both carry to their new home at Abertillery the hearty good wishes of many friends. On the 1.1th in-L. the funeral of Mary, the beloved wife of Mr Davies, N'euaddfach, took piace. Our late neighbour, who died in her 61st year, had a seizure some weeks earlier. and. though she had partly recovered, she was failing till another .-eizure, a wek before lief death, made her helpless and speechless. Sh was of a gentle nature, very kind, and no service was a burden to her. Mr and Mrs Davies had welcomed to Xeuadd- fach ministers and students who supplied the pulpit at Cwmrhos, and made all feel at home 3." soon they arrived under their roof. Our sincere sympathy goes out- to the bereaved husband and his children, and to the relatives on both sides. The mourners, besides Mr Davies. were David Davies. Thoma" Davies (now in France) and Mis., Nibblett (Duke.stown), children by a former wife. The hearers were Mr David Davies (step- son), Mr Thomas Davies (brother to Mr Davies), Mr William Davies (nephew) and Mr George Davies, Rev. David Lloyd olficiatd at the burial.
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I HIRWAIN. I Last Saturday a hou.se-to-house collection was made for the Prisoners of Warin-Germany. A three days' religious convention was held here last week. All workers now are levying them-elves for the War Heroes Fund, and a reserve fund is kept for those who will come hack at the end of the war. The chair in the Cymrodorion Eisteddfod, St. David's Day, was given by Lord Rhondda. The winner was Mr D. Gwynenfryn Davies, Penygroes, Carm. The chief choral prize, :CIO, was won hy Hirwain choir, conductor, Mr George Collier. "Accidental death" was the verdict at all inquest at Hirwain, on the 2nd inst., on Minnie Eliz. Heaton (17), and Olive Lilian Whooley, aged three, hoth of Hir- wain. who were knocked down by a rail motor on the Great We.stern Railway, just olit"id. Hirwain Station, on Thursday night last.
I NEWCHURCH. I I The death occurred on Tuesday, after a long illness, of Mr Edward Meredith. Black House, Bayngvvyn. Pte. Meyriek Lloyd, S.W.B. (Hoelydwr) has been in- valided to a lio-pital in England, buffering from trench fever, etc. Pte. Frank Probert, Monmouths, of the Drevor Farm, is home for ploughing. Pte. Probert has been on active .service and was wounded in action in June, 191.. With the greatest- of sympathy we have to record the sudden death of Thomas Herbert Harris. youngest child of Mr and Mrs Harris, Newgate, who passed away on the 8th inst. A large number of relatives and friends of the parent-s came to the funeral, which was held on the the following Friday, the place of inter- ment being Rhasgoch Churchyard. Rev. D. S. Evans. Baptist minister. Hay, conducted the service at the house and graveside, and Rev. W. T. Hopkins & Rev. T. M. Jones, Painscastle, in the chapel. The hymn, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," was beautifully Ung at the house, and "Christian, good night," at the graveside. The bearers were Mr F. Ev an. Mr H. Watkins, Mr W. Meredith, Mr J. Meredith, Mr T. Meredith, Mr H. Wat kins. A memorial service was held at Bronith Baptist Chapel on Sunday, the 10th inst. Rev. D. S. Evans. Hay. conducted the service, which was, very impressive! Miss A. Meredith presided at the organ. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Harris (father and mother), Mr and Mrs Meredith (grandmother and grandfather), Mr and Mr.s Watkins (uncle and aunt), Mr and Mrs Evans (uncle and aunt), Mr T. Meredith and Mr W. Meredith (uncles), Mi.ss D.Meredith and Miss Harris (aunts* A large number of floral tributes were placed on the grave.
NORTON. I The funeral of the late Mr T. Baviiham, at the age of 49, whose death was announced in last week's issue, took place at Norton Church en Weilnezday last, the Vicar, Archdeacon Simpson, officiating. The chief motirrir-i were Ir"- Baynham (widow), Mr and Mrs Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil (brother-in-law and sister). Mr H. Abley, Kington (brother-in-law) and Mr & Mrs Jones Rhayader (brother-in-law and ,sister-in-law). Amongst the friends present were Mr and Mrs Goodell (Norton), Mr and Mrs W, Thomas (Pre.-teign), Mr Hetch tPres- teign), Air, Rock. Mr-. Rogers, Mr and Mrs Lloyd. etc. The undertaker was Mr T. Price, Presteign.
HOWEY. I During the UnsineM Men's Week the local War Sav- inKt Association suhscrihed f5t? 0? 9d for war saving certificates, which increa??t the total for the Associa- tion to ?L2;? 15s 6d. Records have been broken everywhere, but we ?ouht if any area under similar Ccn- ditions have -urpa- d this .splendid result.
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LLANGUNLLO. I A confirmation was lield in tite Parish Church I on Tuesday week, when eleven candidates were confirm- II ed by the liishop of Swansea.
RHAYADER. I Another of our brave hoys has fallen in Palestine, viz., Pte. Arthur Curtis, who died of wounds on the 12th March. All sympathise with his family. Lance-Corpl. Fred Lloyd is safely home once more. He I has h-adniiritcuion-, escapes in France. A little testa- ment is partly torn by a bullet which glanced off from hi.. "'c<:l\ al)((hl' was saved..
LLANDRINDOD WELLS. I Miss Bentley (president) presided at a meeting of the Women's School on Tuesday, and the proceedings were of a devotional character. The proceeds of the concert for the St. Dun-tan's Hostel rea-hcze(I ttl fis fid, hut. as the fund is yet open, a better result is still hoped for. Mr D. C. Davies has been appointed to represent the Rhayader Board of Guardians on the local Nursing As- sociation. and. also, to attend a special Poor Law Con- ference in London next May.
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I BUILTH WELLS. I Ask for war-time boots a'c Wyles'. Morris's Garden Seeds; certain growers. Pte. R. Roberts, R.F.A. (son of Mrs Roberts, Brecon Road) was home on leave last week. A full report of the funeral of the late. Mr J. Roberts (Maesygraig) will appear in our next issue. Peas, Beans, Lentels, &c., best quality, con- trol prices.—Davies Bros. The total amount collected by the Carol League up to date is £ »!). Further particulars will appear next week. Dr. Rhys Davies (Ynys Buallt) has presented a large Bible to Horeb Congregational Church for use in the Sunday School. Satisfactory arrangement.. have been made by the Philharmonic Society for the forthcoming concert in honour of Mr Ivor Pugh. Rev. ,T. Heal (Rhayader) preached highly ap- predated discourses at Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday morning and evening. Advertisements, notices of meetings, news-Items, etc.. for the "Express" should be sent to Mr G. E. Sayee, Fern Lea, Builth Wells. The following were among the local men home on leave last week, viz.. Pte. A. James, Pte. G. Horsev, R.E., and Pte. Phillips, R.G.A. For new and reliable Garden Seeds trv J. Ward. M.P.S., Builth Wells. Agent for Multiple Garden Fertiliser. 1032/64/114 A vote of condolence was extended at Horeb Con- gregational Church, on Sunday, to the relatives of the late Mr John Roberts (Maesygraig). For Sale, 3,000 yards old dye dress mater- ial, 1/6 ito 4/11 per yard; and 1,000 yards black, grey, navy, and brown costume serge, 3/11 to 7/11 per vard.—Isaac Price, Cloth Hall. •b877/61/6219 There was an average attendance at Memorial Baptist Church Rand of Hope meeting on Monday evening. Rev. R. A. Howclls presided, and a pleasant evening was .spent, songs and recitations being given by the children. Miss M. James presided at the organ. There was a good attendance at a meeting of the Juvenile Tent of Rechabites here en Monday night. Interesting reading competitions were arranged, the winners being Masters En-sor Duggan and Elwyn Jones and Ii. Francis Bufton. Owing to unusually heavy pressure on our space we are compelled to hold over reports of the Funeral of the late Mrs E. M. Hcrner. Chamber of Trade. Garden Allotments Society and the Co-operative Society till next week. An interesting lantern lecture, entitled "Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Past and Present," was given at the Kino by Rev. Thomas Kane. Llandrindod Wells, on Sunday afternoon. There was a good attendance, es- pecially of young people, and a pleasant afternoon was spent. Don't let your stock of Stationery get too low. Give us your orders now for Envelopes, Billheads, Counter Oheck-bcoks. Receipt Forms. Gummed Labels, Tie on Tki-gs, and all kinds of Business Stationery.—Howard Lewis. Cadet S. Rendle (son of Mr Rendle. High Street) spent a few days' leave in the town last week. Cadet Rendle has seen much active service, having served for over two years in France. Singularly, he was one of the first 600 that formed the neuelus of the Welsh Guards, and, subsequently, went to France with the first battalion. Government Rationing Scheme of Tea, Butter and Margarine.— W. Price and Co., beg to an- nounce that all customers, registering with them under the new scheme, will be supplied with the best quality goods, as usual, and every attention given to orders. Bombardier Pitman, R.G.A.. who previous to joining the colours wa, a police constable at Builth Wells, has been promoted from the rank of corporal in the R.G.A., and has been transferred to the heavy trench howitzers. He has seen active service in France for two years and three months. and has taken part at Ypres, Somme, Cambrai. &c., and, so far, has es-caped without a scratch. Captain F. B. Morley, K.R.R., who has been spending a few days of a well-earned leave from France in the town, gave an interesting address to the children of Wesley Sunday School on his experiences in France, on Sunday, and, in particular, pointed out to the scholars the value of intercessory prayer. Prior to the war. he was. the Sunday School superintendent. Capt. Morley has seen much active service, and, during the campaigns of 1916, he was the only officer out of his battalion to come through unscathed. Mr H. Evan-Thomas presided over a meeting cf Col- wyn Food Committee on Monday. Others present were Ii-s Turner. Rev. D. L. Davies, and Messrs. William Prothero, E. Jones and W. W. Lennard (executive- officer. The question of altering the maximum prices of rabbits was entered into, but it was. decided to retain the old price. An application was received in which a per.-on asked to be registered as retailer of meat. The committee decided, however, that, be- fore granting -the application, the executive officer should make inquiries into the case. The. exec-utive- oflieer stated that the margarine and butter distribu- tion (not rationing) scheme would come into operation on the 25th inst. Mr H. Evan-Thomas presided over a meeting of the Colwyn Rural Tribunal here on Monday. Others pre- sent were Messrs. Edwin Davies. William Prothero. T. L. Vaughan and Thomas Davies. Col. Edwardes (National Service representative) and Mr W. W. Lennard (clerk)"'were also present. There were only six cases for hearing. Conditional exemptions were granted to Charles Davies (Llyncoibren), George Arthur Harley (Aberedw) and William Alfred Rees (Henllys farm, Disserth). The case of Wm. Thomas Sheen Moore (Howey) was adjourned to enable appellant to apply to the Agricultural Committee, Llandrindod. for an exemption voucher. The appeal of Douglas Price (Aberedw) was also adjourned for the production of an exemption voucher at next meeting, and, also, the case of Rees Powell (Tynllyn), whose appeal was adjourned for the attendance of his employer at next meeting.
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I PONTSTICILL. I T'rider the auspices of the local "Welcome Home Committee," a concert was held at the National Schoolroom, when Pte. G. Evans, home on leave from France, was presented with a "dIver Alllert JlIHI cigar- ette case. Mr L. W. Kirkhouse (Penyradwy )ahly pre- sided. Miss Wilkins (Vaynor) made the. presentation, and the following took part in the concert, viz., )IiS6CS Watkins (Pengellifach), Miss Elsie Rogers, Miss May Cousins, Miss Gould, Miss Davies, Miss Elsie Williams, Air D. Davies (Dowlais), Mr J. JoijeA (Pant), Mr T. Williams (Pant), and Master S. Rogers and party. Mr G. Llewelyn was the accompanist. Befitting .speeches were matk II. Mr L. Evans, Cidet J. Evans. Pte. T. Williams, Mr J. Rogers, Mr G. Llewelyn and Mr J. Jone-.
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I LLANSAINTFRAED. I Among "boys" home on leave recently were Lictit. I I T. R. Williams. Gunner B. Thomas, Sapper W. Thomas. II Sgt. C. Parry and Sgt. T. Cro>ss.
LLANWRTHWL. I Pte. B, Davies (wounded in France some time ago) I and Pte. J. Goldby were recently home on leave. j
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RHULAN. I Pte. E. Priee an(] Trooper T. Davies (Gil- I f.x'htwprcrec?nttyhomponieavf. I
FR ANKSBRIDGE. The late Mr Thomas Lewis, Caetlws, Hundred House, was a faithful member of the chapel, and a most re- spected neighbour and friend. He had no enemy, and the large funeral that accompanied his mortal remains to franksbridge huning-ground testified to the great respect in which he was held. Rev. D. ltce6 (pastor) officiated at the house and chapel, and, also, at the grave. St. David's Day was duly observed at the Council school by the scholars. Rev. and Mrs Rees (Manse) were present. Rev. D. Rees gave an interesting ad- dress to the d1ildren, observing that the history of a country was the history of its famous men. On the motion of Mrs Williams (headmistress), thanks were ac- corded the Rev. D. Rees, and the singing of "Land of my fathers" concluded the proceedings.
BRYNGWYN. I A wedding was solemnised at Hay Registry Office on Wednesday, which has evoked a great deal of local in- terest, owing to the popularity of the bride and bride- groom, who are highly respected. The happy pair were Mr Thomas George. Hondon Farm. Bryngwyn, and Miss Lucy Pugh, Erwood. The wedding breakfast was partaken at Hondon Farm, where a large number of guests alfa well-wishers were present. The bride was attired in a cream coloured costume with hat to match and carried a beautiful sheaf of white lillies. She also wore a gold brooch, set with pearls and amethyst, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid was Miss L. Pugh. The happy pair left by the mid-day train for Ireland, where the honeymoon wan spent. They were the recipients of many valuable and costly presents.
GLASBURY-ON-WYE. 4 Mr J. Gardner is the newly-appointed organist- of St. Peter's Church. Ffynnon-gynydd -cholars recently sent *>2 parcels of cigarettes toO local soldiers on active service, 16 money- gifts to soldiers in training and £1 to the Blinded Sol- diers' Fund.
I HAY. Pastor C. W. Senior, the newly appointed minister of the Hay and Glasbury Wesleyan Churches, took the services at these Churches on Sunday and preached to goodly congregations. The death occurred on Thursday last of Ada Annie Evans, age 12 years, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs George Evans (Sackville Cottages) after a brief illness. Ada attended the National School and will be greatly missed by her playmates and friends. She was present at school up to a week before she died. The funeral was on Tuesday, Rev J. J. de Winton officiating. A meeting of the local War Savings Committee was held on the 12th inst., at the office of Messrs Cheese and Armstrong, to discuss the formation of War Saving Associations in connection with the different guilds and clubs in the town. Tlireo associations have already been formed, and Messrs II. Morris and T. Benbow were requested to see the presidents of two other societies in the town in reference to the matter. The auction mart, on Monday, was rather small, owing, no doubt, to continued fine weather, and the fact that farmers were busily engaged at home plough- ing and sowing. Fat cattle and sheep were disposed of at graded rates. Several useful store cattle passed under the hammers of Messrs. F. G. Price (Talgarth) and T..1. Phillips (Scethrog), and realised highly satis- factory figures. There were no pigs on offer. Scarcely any cows and calves were on offer. Prices, for the greater part, remained as at the mart a fortnight ago.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. We have in hand a full report of a pig deal case at the police court on Thursday, and which shall appear next week. The first tractor plough seen in the district ar- rived last Thursday, and is doing excellent work on the Glauirfcn farm. Lieut. Tom Davies, M.G.C. (son of Air Davies, Gelly- felen) and Pte. R. Davies, M.G.C. (Post Office) paid a visit home last week-end. THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM. — Fabrics are continually advancing. Thrifty housewives should look up their require- ments in "HOUSEHOLD DRAPERY" and be well .advised to make immediate purchases at ■SAUNDERS MORGAN'S.
YSTRIDGYNLAIS. The Trade Council has protested against the grant to Lady Maude. Forty head of poultry are. said to have been killed by a fox which has been despatched at Ystradgynlais. New has been received in Ystradgynlais (that Clan- cey Evans, of the Monmouthshire Regiment, has been wounded in France. He was formerly on the staff of the Ystradgynlais Branch of Pegler's Grocery Stores. George Williams, milk vendor, was proceeded against at the polico -court, on Thursday, en four summonses for selling milk at 7d per quart instead of fid per quart. It was stated the defendant offered the milk at 6d per quart, but asked for the additional penny as war bonus. He was tined 10/6, inclusive, on each summons.
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11 CWMTAF. u itegimentai .sergt.-Major (ieorge .Mearedith, South African Regiment, who first went to France with the "Old Contemptibles," has been decorated with the Croix do Guerre in recognition of his bravery on the Western front. A son of MM E. Meredith, of Owmtaff, he has twice been mentioned in dispatches. He served in the South African War.
PISGAH. A very successful competitive ccneert, organised by Mr D. Bowen, Tymawr. took place at Pisgah Baptist Church on the 28th ult., the proceeds being for the Sunday School FundA. The following assisted with the arrangements :Adjudica,tor.: vocal music, Mr Frank Davies, Builth Wells; literature. Messrs D. H. Hughes (Newbridge), and W. Edwards (Llanafan). Miss E. Lewis, Parkmawr, and Miss L. Jones, Hafodranker, were the efficient accompanists. Mr T. W. Miles, Builth Wells, presided over a packed audience. The following are the award-i :-Recitation, Psalm 65, children under 12, Llewelyn Lloyd; recitation, "Excelsior" (Longfellow), children 12 to 16, David J. Gwilym; impromptu speech. Miss E. We ale, Newbridge; prepared speech (prize given hy Dr. Rhys Davies, Builth Wells), "The best programme of work for the young people of cur churches during the winter months," Mr Phillips, Esgair- goeli; solo, "I love to tell the story," children under 10. Maggie Powell; solo, "I have read of a beautiful city," children 12 to 16. Lizzie Lloyd; consolation (given hy Miss Lewis, Parkmawr). Pattie Davies open solo, ladies over 16. Miss Powell, Newbridge; open isolo, men over Ifi, Mr Lloyd Lewis, Rhayader: duet. "Welcome," Misses Edwards and Powell, Newbridge; hymn. "Lead kindly light," to tune 'Lux Benigna' (party of eight), Mr L. Evans, Nantvrweh and party. Misses Powell (Panty- rdwr), and M. Weale (Newbridge), rendered much appre- ciated recitations. The Pastor, Rev. T. James, and Messrs. William Lloyd (Errwthwil) and T. Davies (New Hou.se), also gave valuable assistance with the evening's arrangements. A most enjoyable evening concluded with the National Anthem. The firstanriual "prize distribution for regular at- tendance at Pisgah Baptist Sunday .took place on Sun- day last. The superintendent. Rev. T. James, presided over a large gathering of teachers, scholars, parents and friends, and an interesting programme was rendered by the lieholar". Solos were sung by Minnie, Hilda, and Doris Jarman, Pattie Davies, Lizzie Lloyd, Maggie Powell, Miss A. Davies, Upper Cwm, and Misses M. J. I and Kitty Evans, Llwyncynar; recitations were rendered by Agnes Davies, Rees Jarman, Olive Jones and Llew- elyn Lloyd: a quratette was given by Misses M. and C. Powell, and Messrs. A. Jones and D. Powell: selections were also rendered by the choir under the leadership of Mr .T. Jarman. Mr T. W. Miles, Builth, after express- ing hearty appreciation of the very successful efforts of parents, teachers, and scholars to promote regular attendance during the year, presented prize books to those who had registered the required number of at- tendances. The prize-winners were: Class I. boys: Tom Davies, Pryce Jones. Class 2, boys: George Jar- man, Rees Jarman, Llewelyn Lloyd, Garfield Owens, Ben Powell. Class 1, girls: Doris Jarman, Lizzie Lloyd, Clara Powell; class 2, girls: Agnes Davies, Pat- tie Davies, Mollie Owens, Maggie Powell. Primary class: Nellie Davies, Hilda Jarman. Two scholars, Tom Davies, Pentref. and Llewelyn Lloyd, Castleliall, were awarded in addition illustrated Bibles in recog- nition of their having made every attendance possible. Consolation prizes were given to Tom Gwilym, Maggie Gwilymand Minnie Jarman. Volumes of lesson helps, commentaries, etc., were presented to the teachers, the recipients being Rev. T. and Airs James Mrs P. Hughes, Cilfodeg, Mr 1). Davies, Pentref, Miss L. Ioiieg, Hafody- ranker, Miss M. Powell, Cefneoed, Miss E. Davies, Pen- tref, and S. E. Davies. New House. In closing, the chairman voiced the thanks of the school to Miss Lewis, Parkmawr, organist to Miss L. Jones,, Hafody- ranker, .Mr D. Bowen, Tymawr, and to all who had kindly assisted them in organising the afternoon gather- ing. The beanediction terminated a very enjoyable meeting.
CWMTWRCH. Cwmtwreh soldiers' jumble sale realised David Jenkin Evans, aged 47, a labourer at Dillwyn Colliery, Cwmtwreh, was run over by a truck and killed on Saturday.
LLANFIHANGEL-TALYLLYN. We were pleased to welcome home on a few days of well-earned leave Pte. James Price, 15th Welsh Regi- ment.on of the late .Mrs Price, Yswtree Cottages. Price volunteered for service in November, 1914, and after a course of 13 months' training was drafted to France," and here he ha-s been hut for one short .holiday in rtJIe'tlJlck of the heavy fighting on the Somme, Ypres and Ftanders front. In July last he was wound- Led an T>ne. ,of ,tlie heavy, engagement's on the Somme, •and; wa,SK»dmitted to hospital in France. Having made a quick recovery he was .sent this time to the Flanders front, from which he came home fcr the usual 14 days' leave. Pte. Price returned again to duty on Friday. He was presented with a silver wristlet watch by the pari-h fund for wounded sailors and soldiers, as an ap.) peciation of his services to King and country.
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MERTHYR CYNOG. An enthusiastic meeting was held in the schoolroom, •Merthyr Cynog, on Thursday evening last, to promote the formation of a War Savings Association fef the dis- triet. Mr W. F. Parry de Winton, Principal T. Lewis, and Mr A. J. Corbett, Brecon, were present, and ad- dressed the meeting on the aim, and objects of such Associations. It was unanimously resolved to form an Association for the district, and the following officers were elected: Chairman, Rev. Thomas Jones, Vicarage, Merthyr Cynog; secretary, Rev. O. J. Davies, Pont- faen: treasurer, Air David Wilton, Bwlchyddwyallt, Merthyr Cynog, together with the following committee Air Jones, P?ntre. Mr J. T. Davies, Cilpebyll, Air W. Price, Pant, Mr W. Davies, Cross Keys, Air J. L. Dav- ies, Yscirfeehan, Aliss Alorgan, The School, and Mis3 Lloyd. Cwmbach.
ABERCRAYE. Pte. Picton Hughes, A.S.C. (Alaescarnog) returned to France last week, after a few days' leave. Aliss M. Atathias (Dyffryn) learns that her brother, Pte. Isaac Alathias, has been wounded, and is at a base hospital. Arr Dudley V. Hcwells, F.R.H.S. (University College of Wales, Aberystwyth) delivered a horticultural lecture at the Council School on Tuesday week. Air W. J. Thomas (headmaster of Cynlais Council Schools) has been appointed by C'wmtawe'Teachers' As- sociation to represent the teachers on the District Education Committee. Alderman Alorgan W. Alorgan, .T.P., has been appoint- ed chairman of the Ystradgynlais and District War Savings Committee, and Air Charles Edwards, Gurnos Council Schools, secretary.
CRICKHOWELL. I "Mr R. G. Woodyatt audited the accounts of the R.B.Council and Hoard of Guardians on Thursday and Friday at the Town Hall. The annual parish meeting was held on the 12th inst., under the presidency of the rector, Rev. H. P. Somerset. The business was merely routine. The death has occurred of Airs D. Jones, Pe-noyre, one of the otde.st and most es.teemed inhabitants in Criekhowell. He was over 80, and, for many years, held the licence cf the Bush Inn.
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I CEFN-COED. I Afisses N. Pembridge and 1r. Price and Master .Emrys Alorris have gained elementary certificates in Pitman's Shorthand. Winners of the billiard handicap at the Library were: Open handicap: 1st. D. T. Williams: 2nd, AI. R. Jones; 3rd, T. Probert; 4th, T. Bowen; booby prize, James Price. Novice handicap: 1st, Charles Williams; 2nd. Tom Rees; 3rd, Tom Thomas; 4th, David J. Jones; booby prize, Wm. Watkins. Much entliusiasra was evinced in St. David's Day celebrations at the Council School. Lessona had been given during the week upon patriotism and the lives and work of eminent Welshmen, past and present. Ad- dresses were also given by the teachers to their classes on subjects appropriate to the day. In the boys' de- partment a programme of Welsh airs, folk-?ongs, and recitations was gone through, concluding with "God bless the Prince of Wales" and "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." Alany of the girls came to school attired in the quaint old Welsh costume, and the programme in the girls' de- partment consisted of Welsh songs, recitations, playlets and Welsh dances. In the infants' department an ad- dress on St. David was given to the assembled scholars in the Central Hall and Welsh songs and recitations made up their programme.
IBrecon Funeral. I
I Brecon Funeral. I I THE LATE MRS. SYAIONDS. I ?? I We regret to record the death of Airs Anna, M. Symonds-, wife of Air Frederick Symonds, 7. Alaendu Street, Brecon, which took place on Tuesday, the 12th inst., after a protracted illness. Deceased was 58 vears of age. The funeral took place on Saturday, at the Cemetery, Rev. R. G. Thomas (Kensington Chapel) officiating. The chief mourners were: Air F. Symonds (hlhhaml), Airs Dovle and Airs Frost (daughters), Alessrs. Charlie. Cyril and Victor (sons). Mr and Airs E. J. Hill (brother and sister-in-law), -Air, Cartledge and Airs Pulling (sis- ten;), lr and (rs David Hill (brother and sister-in- law), Airs John Hill (sister-in-law). Airs Baker (niece). law) Phillil)? (cousin), Mr John Hill (nephew), and other Airs relatives. Wreaths were sent from the following "In loving memory of our dear mother, from her &or- rowing husband and children. "In loving memory of dear Alaria," from mother. Elsie and Eddie. "In ever loving remembrance of our dear sister," from Alag and Emmie. "In fond remembrance of dear aunt," from Gertie and Bert, Priory Row. "In great sorrow," from sister Gwcn and Jackie. "In affectionate remembrance of our dear aunt," from Alary, Elsie and Tom. "A token of love and respect," from Ethel. "With deepest sympathy," from cousin Dai and Uwen, Cwmdare. "In loving memory of dear Airs Symonds," from Dora Alorgan. "With deepe-t sympathy," from friends and neigh hour, "With deepest sympathy," from cousin Billie and Flossie. "In loving remembrance and sincere sympathy," from Lil and Edith. "With deepe.st sympathy." from Airs C. Willis. "With deepest- sympathy," from Airs Davies, Prospect Row. "A token ofsincerc sympathy," from Air and Airs Blank, Castle Street. "With deepest sympathy," from Air and Airs Watkins and family. "With deep sympathy," from George Davies. "With deep sympathy," from Alary. "With deepest sympathy." from Airs Herbert and family. "In remembrance and with .sincere sympathy," from Airs Price, Watergate. "in affectionate, remembrance," from Airs Williams, Newton Green. Airs W. rowell. The Watton. Flowers. Airs Alorris. one son ami son-in-law were unable to he present owing to being IOn active service. A memorial ser- vice was held at Kensington Chapel on Sunday, where the (leceae-d was a member for many years. The coffin of polished elm with brass fittings, bore the inscription, "Anna Alaria Symonds, dicd 12th Alareh, 1918. aged 5S years," and was supplied by Air John Griffiths (junior). Air Frederick.Symonds and family, 7, Alaendu Street, Brecon, with to thank all rthe kind friends, who sym- pathised with them. and sent wreaths and floral trib- I lite, in their recent sad bereavement. 1008/63/213 1
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I Radnor's Only Lord. I The following is an extract from a Hereford paper of 5U years ago this week:— "Radnorshire is al,otit to lose a, cpeciality. Of the 5° counties in England and Wales it alone has hitherto been describable as strictly a county of commoners, for there has not been resident within it a peer of the realm. Now, however, it is to he-come as other coun- ties, and, by the elevation of Sir John B. Walsh to the Cpper House, it will no longer possess the peculiarity we have pointed cut." The present Lord Ormathwaite was the successor and is still the only lord to Radnorshire.
Tractor Ploughing. I
Tractor Ploughing. I RADNORSHIRE'S FIXE RECORD. I Last week 5 Titans. and 3 Burford-Cleveland tractors accounted for 84,1 acres, thus showing a steady- increase of acreage ploughed in this county. In the returns issued by the Food Production De- partment. recently, Radnorshire stands fourth in Eng- land and Wales for acreage and fuel consumption.
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TO CORRESPONDENTS & READERS. We frequently get requests to publish matters of a preliminary character (advertisements) free of charge. Owing to the high cost of paper, labour, &c., the Proprietor, who has to conduct his business on business lines, regrets he is compelled to decline such requests, as county newspapers would cease to exist if it were not for advertisement revenue.—Ki
"EXPRESS" DIARY. Good Friday.-Singing Festival at Plough Chapel, Bre- con, by Brecon Free Church Choir. Good Friday. Llanbadarn-y-garreg (Aberedw) Com- petitive Meeting, 6.30 p.m. Easter Monday, April 1st.—Concert at Aber Congre- gational Church. Ea.ster Monday.—Mr Charles Hartley and Miss Editli Gordon Paull, at the Guild Hall, Brecon. East-er Monday, April Ist.-Annual Concert at Assembly Itooms of Glasbury Congregational Church. Wednesday, April 3rd.—Breconshire Insurance Com- mittee. Monday, April Sth.-Breconsliire Education Finance Committee. Tuesday, April Hth.—BrPconshirp Quarter Sessions. Friday, April 12th.—Breconshire Standing Joint and Main Roads Committee. Sunday, April 14th.-Anuircrsary at Watergate Baptist. Church. Monday, April 15tti.-Aniiiversary, Rev. Evan William* Newport, Monday, April 15tli.-Breconsliire County Finance Com. mittee. Tuesday, April 16th.-Leeturc at Market Hall, Sennv- bridge, on "John Jones." Friday, April 10th.—Breconshire Education Authoritv. Friday, April 26th.—Breconshire County Council. Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCE, at the "Brecon and Radnor Express" Offices, Express Buildings, Bulwark, in the Chapelry of St. Mary, in the Borough and County of Brecon, on THURSDAY. MARCH 21, 191S.