lit ptmttfrfmm I In loving memory of Pte. Clifford Lewis, 1st Brecknock Battalion, S.W.B., -son of Mrs W. Jones, Newnrareh Street, Brecon, who died for his country April Gth, 1916, at Skipton Hos- pital, from Mtam, Dad, Silsters ancl Brothers. Golp44
Acknowleboments I MRS. J. LEWIS, Llooliesfa, desires to thank her I ■miany fTiends for kind enquiries and sympathy in her recent bereavement. G45p/44 1
I Brecon and Radnor Lighting. I Lighting- Up. Subdue Lights. Thursday, April 4th R-20" 9-50 Friday 2, ) tli 8-2" 9-52 Saturday I I 6th 8-23 9-53 Sunday 7th.. 8-25" 9-55 Monday Sth S-:?i" 9-57 Tuesday „ 9th.. 8-29" 9-59 Wednesday 10th., 8-30" 10-0 Thursday, April lith S-32 p.m. 10-2 p.m. Lamps on vehicles must he lighted half-an-hour after sunset, and the lights of factories, shops, hous- es, etc., shaded from two hours after sunset till two hours before sunrise. Times given include the allowance of 15 minutes later than Greenwich for April.
BRECON AEROPLANE WEEK. I A GREAT TIME EXPECTED. I Brecon Aeroplane Week-Aliril 12th to 20th inclusive— is going to be a big thing. As quietly as the Germans prepared their big offensive, on the Western Front, which has not "came off," the pn parations are going on for our great effort to help the Government by lend- ing money in War Jionds awl knowing the people of Breton and district we are absolutely certain that this effort will "come off"-tliat it -A-ill lie a magnificent saeecess. The investment is simply "top-hole"—better than ordinary money lending, for the security is. the best the world has to offer and the pronto are hand- some—but our folk won't want much persuading on .that score. They are thinking of those wonderful sol- diers of our-—their own sons and brothers many of tiieni—of how beyond all history's comparison they are nobly lighting, suffering, and djnng for us. The thought will be enough to make them come along and invest every spare copper. Hut "sweet are the uses of advertisement" of all kinds. Advertisement is expected in these days. to "how that business is really meant, and ^o there is go- ing to lie a "great splash." Everybody in Brecon' who has a flag, or who can beg. borrow, or .steal one, must put it out for the week—this the managing committee beg as a favour. Add any other decorations you can. Think out your own scheme, if you like, and go ahead Nlitli it now. Every tradesman and shopkeeper who uses vehicles- horse drawn, or motor, or hand cart for that matter- is expected to allow his conveyances to he plastered with bills, and Air David Morgan is going to make this A personal matter, 000 that settles it. Also, it is proposed to put up a "thermometer" at the Town Hall, on which will be recorded each day how easily Brecon district is leaving the War Bond triumph* of such places as Abergavenny "simply .standing." This will want a hit of doing, because Abergavenny made a firTe record, but Brecon can beat it. Then there will he the public meetings on Friday, the 12th. In the afternoon the farmers and others from the country will have their chance, and a race for the lianks is expected to follow. At night the townsfolk will he talked to. The compliment is their due, but we reckon they will find their share in any event. The crowning excitement we are looking for is an aeroplane flying over us and reminding us of the raids that we ,0 fortunately escape. .All individual applications \yll he treated as abso- lutely secret. Small investors will be glsd to know that all War Savings Certificate's bought in AeroDlane Week will be counted in the total of investments', ho that they will have a part in the provision of the Aeroplanes.
WELL-KNOWN PUBLICMAN. I THE LATE MR CHARLES GRIFFITHS, HAY. FUNERAL AT CUSOP. The death occurred at his residence, Elinsleigh, Cusop, on the 26th ult., of Mr Charles Griffiths, at the age of 86 years. Mr Griffiths was well known in Hay and district, being for many years clerk to the guard- ians of Hay Union, and to the Hay Rural and Pain.s- eastle District Councils. He rendered willing and able service as clerk to the Ifay Local Board, a:,<1 was for many years agent to Viscount Hereford. In politics he was a Conservative, but, notwithstanding his loyalty to his own party, he was held in the highest esteem by hi, political opponents. He interested hiinrelf in all public movements, always taking a leading part for the improvement- of the town and country round. The funeral which was a large one took place on Friday afternoon, when the remains were laid to rest in Cu,op Churchyard. There was a hirge attendance of friends from Hay and district.. A service was held in Cusop Church, the officiating clergy being Rev. E. W. Streddar (rector) and Rev. W. E. T. Morgan, R.D., Llanigon. Special hymns sung were "Lead, kindly light," and "Abide with me." Th ■ mourners were:—Mr and Mrs Robert Griffith (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs Percy Griffiths (>son and daughter-in-law), Lieut Trevor Griffiths and Miss Fortune Griffiths (grand-children). The following public bodies were representedHav rrban Council, Board of Guardians, Pain castle District Council. Others present were Messrs. H. T. Breeze (I)cr,tone), J. Dav- ie* (Boat-side), T. Powell (Hardwicke), W. Price (Llwyn- berried). T. Moore. L. Browning, W. O. Price, C. Ked- ward-s, E. George, T. Stokoe, F. Rolt, A. Cartwright, C. Watkins, J. Maddy, T. E. James, J. Cater, J. Morgan, R. Williams, R. Bishop, H. J. Stephens, E. Anwell, n. Gilbert, A. Gwilliam, S. Soirihwick, etc. The bearers were former employees of deceased. The coffin was of plain oak (not polished), with heavy brass fittings, and was supplied by Mr Ernest Baker (Oxford Road). The breast-plate bore the inscription: "Charles aged 86 years. A large number of beautiful wreaths were sent by relatives and friends.
HEREFORD MARKET. Wednesday. There were improved supplies for the Easter market at Hereford. Fat cattle were in fairly good supply comparatively speaking, and they were p issed over the scales and allotteh Cows with calve4 went off w-11. Thorp was a fairly eood lot of sheep. The pi' market a'tracted a lot of attention, several very small stores making three pounds caeh and sows with litters round about thirty pounds.
I- Builth Wells Allotments. j MEETING OF MEMBERS. Mr Rees Thomas presided over a meeting of Builth Wells Allotment Society at the County School on Saturday. An average number of members attended. Mr G. R. Thomas (secretary), who presented the balance-sheet, said the expenditure for the year was zC33 19s. lid., and there wus an adverse balance of La ;)s. lid. The Chairman observed the small sum to the bad was due to extra expenses, which had been incurred last year. They would, however, not have to face these another year. Mr Tom Williams proposed that the balance sheet be passed, subject to audit. Mr W. Rees seconded, and the proposition was carried. Appointment of Auditors. I Mr T. Vest proposed that Mr E. W. Morgan and Mr P. Bartlett be appointed as auditors. This was agreed to, Mr Tom Williams seconding. The Chairman, speaking upon the sub ject of "rules, said it was the usual thing for all allotment societies to have rules. He himself thought it w necessary and in fact some of the members had expressed a desire that they should have them. A list of fides, which had been drawn up by the A gricultural Organisation Society, were then read by the secretary, who said there had been one or two complaints, and, for that reason, a few additional rules had been appended, Cthich he hoped would meet with the satisfaction of those present. Following discussion, the society unanimously agreed to adopt the rules "en-bloc," including those appended j by the committee. Appointment to Committee. I The Chairman said that, owing to the resignation of one member and the inability of another to attend, there were two vacancies on the committee and moved that someone be appointed to lill them. On the prop- osition of Nlr W. Rees, seconded by Mr A. Lewis, it was unanimously agreed that Mr R. Griffiths and Mr W. Watkins be appointed. Relative to the matter of dividing the allotments, Mr A. Lewis proposed that the allotment area be re- measured, the owner paying so much per yard, accor- ding to the size. Mr T. Williams seconded, and the pi-oposition vis agreed to. » Five members were then deputed to act with the secretary (Mr G. R. Thomas), in the re measurement of the ground. On the proposition of Mr Griffiths. 'a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman, for the very able manner in which he had conducted the prm:eedinge. Mr Tom Williams seconded. ?%lr Tom
A "TRIVIAL" CASE. SHOP ACTS' PROSECUTION. iiMLTH MAGISTRATES' DECISION. At Builth police court on the 25th ult., before Mr C. W. Wocsnam (in the chair) and Hr. Black Jones, Messrs. W. H. Smith and Sons, Builth Wells, were t-um- moned by the Breconhire County Council for an alleg- ed contravention of the Shop Acts. Mr Lewis W. H. Jones, Brecon, appeared for complain- ants, and Mr E. P. Careless, Llandrindcd. for defendants, Mr R. Campbell (inspector under the Shop Acts) said on Monday, January 25th, at 6.35 p.m., lie saw Mr Churchill (Smith and Son's manager at Builth) on the railway station sorting out newspapers and handing them out to boys. He afterii-ards saw him .standing out- ride the door cf defendants' premises, yhich were. clos- ed. He had had the shop under ob-ervation all that week. He subsequently saw Mr Ewbrell. who was Smith and Son's superintendent for the district, and he gave him to understand that Mr Churchill in future would not interfere with the delivery of newspaper*, on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Careless (cross-examining): I suppose you know that all tluse regulations and restrictions of labour in factories have been suspended during the war? Witness: I am not aware of it. Mr Careless: You read the newspapers every day? Witness: Generally. Mr Gareless: You have been frequently urged to take up this prosecution by another person in the town who is in an opposition business? Did you receive any communication from this perscn? Witness I have received .some communications. Mr Carele.-s: A proprietor of a shop can sell news-: papers or do what he likes on a Wednesday afternoon, but a manager of a shop like Smith's, being an em- ployee, cannot? ."0. Witne.-s That is so. Mr Careless -aid that Messrs. Smith and Son's had given him instructions, to protest most strongly against such a trivial ca,e in view of what the firm had done for the Government. They had been the channel through which the Government's propaganda campaign had been directed, and the whoic of their "taff and offi- cers were put entirely at their services. He admitted that the offence consisted of the manager going to the station and cutting open a par-eei of newspapers for the hoys to deliver. This work of receiving newspapers on Wednesdays would .in future begone by the boys alone, or by some woman, who had had her half-holiday some other day of the week. If the bench wished to fine it-hem, let them do so by all means, but what Messrs. Smith and Son's protested against was the action which had been taken. The bench retired, and, upon their return, said that the case was a trivial one, and they had decided to dismiss it.
i Successful Concert. I HAY I HAY X.V.R. EFFORT. On Good Friday the Railwaymen of Hay arranged a concert, the proceeds being for the National Union of Raihvaymen's widows and orphans. The concert was held in the Drill Hall, which was packed with an appreciative audience. The programme was as follow.Part I Un;i Baker; song. Mr Tom Pugh; recitation. Miss Muriel Marwood: song. Miss Lizzie Farr (Herefoid); song. Mr Seymour Bourne (Whitney): (luct. Mrs Nash aiid Mr Bert Powell: song. Mr Roy Parry (Brecon). Part II.: Song, Mrs Blake; sor.g, Mr Bprt Powell reeititien, Mr H. F. Darling; song, Miss Lizzie Farr; ng. lr Seymour Bourne: sc,iig, Mrs Nash and ?)i.? Baker: "eng. Mr Roy Parry. The accompanist was :'IlL" K. Kedward-. At the close Mr Lewis (signalman) proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to all who had taken part. and said how grate- ful the railwaymen were for their kind services. Mr Hyatt (signalman) supported Mr Lewis, and said the artistes would have the pleasure of knowing that they had helped to make some little children happy. Mr Maund (porter) then thanked Mr Stokoe for so ably taking the chair and helping to get singers 4or the evening, and said how willing he (Mr Stokoe) was to help. Itr Brush (signalman) seconded this pro- position and said how grateful the railwaymen were for his help, and he hoped that the concert for this fund would he an annual thing as it was in many other towns. Mr Stokoe suitably responded.
¡ Edw Eisteddfod. I Highly Successful Competitions. I YALUE OF MUSIC AND LITERATURE. I Edw eisteddfod, the now annual institution held on behalf of the funds of Llanbadarn-y-garreg Congrega- tional Church on Good Friday, was a record sucee-ss, the chapel being filled. Rev. W. Roderick (pastor) was the conductor, and the chairman, Mr G. E. Sayce (editor, "Brecon and Radnor Express"), who a'soad- iudicaU-d on the literary items. Mr Frank Davies I (Builth Wells) gave every satisfaction in adjudging the musical items, and the accompanists were Miss Price (Court) and Miss Davies (Rhysgog). The eistedd- fod solo was sung by Mrs .Moss (Clapliam, London), who also sang "Thora" with great effect later in the. pro- ceedings. I The chairman, in the course of his remarks, said Wales was the home of literature.and song, and that the Object, of their gathering was tWu-fold-to help one of their much beloved bethels and to propagate good music and literature. Life without music, he continued, would" be extremely ydd. Iusic also wftened the hardest of natures, and had a great retinin influence upon one's being. Literature opened the avenue? of the mind, produced breadth of character, created tolerance and dispersed ignorance, narrowness and pre- judice. Literature was truly a lamp unto their feet, enabling them to learn of the past a, a guide to the future. They would be lost without good books, and ho hoped they would allow the very best literature to peak to them and inspire them to nobility of thought and being. The winner of- the children's isolo, "The Lord will pro- vide," was Miss Cicely Jones (Station House, Aberedw), who sang in beautiful style and was considered well worthy of the first prize. In the open solo contest (male or female), "In the Secret of His Presence," the prize was divided between Miss Webb (Aberedw) and Mr W. P. Davies (Court. Aberedw). The adjudicator remarked that Miss Wehb gave a very correct rendering, and that Mr Davies possessed a pleasing, sympathetic vcrice. It was, how- ever, rather light. Miss Webb, h«» added, though not possessed of so mellow a voice, sang in better style. He could not do better than divide honours between them, that was. all things considered. Unpunctuated reading (-seven competed).—Miss Evans (Cregrina), who only made one slip. Duet (own choice).—Three computed. Mr Frank Dav- ies said the contest was difficult to adjudicate upon, lie- cause each couple rendered their own selection. He had, however, carefully considered voice, choice of piece, reading of notes and the blend. The first party- sang a very pretty duet. The balance was very good. and the.soprano did well to -so modify and adapt her voice to that of her partner. The reading wa striking- ly comct and expression fair. They also .sang well together. The second couple rendered "Sweet and Low." The singers possessed very good voices, but they were not happy in the choice>x;f their piece, which was a four-part selection. He ad ?r,? the. pluck, but there were, naturally, the missing notes. Their balance was good, and reading fair. Some of the notes were ^ung incorrectly. Expression* was very fair, but they sang just a little too fast, as the piece needed to be taken in a nice, smooth flowing way. The third couple .pos-essed nice voices, but the blend was not good. Theirs was a pretty rendering, and they sang cor- rectly. The balance, he should add, was fair and ex- pression fair. The prize would go to the first couple, viz., Miss Webb and Mr W. P. Davies, of Aberedw. (Applause.) Three competed on the extempore speech, "God Fri- day." and the prize was divided between Messrs. Aaron Powell and Albert Price, both of Llanbadarn-y-garreg. The music at first -ight competition was an ex- ceedingly good item. four entering. The adjudicator -aid there were very few goo;' readers at sight, and tlic.se who could read were ahran the leaders of their choirs. After detailing the mistakes. Mr Davies awarded the prize to Mr W. P. Davies (Court, Aberedw) for a correct rendering. Six questions on local knowledge (four competed).— Prize divided between Messrs. Albert Price and Aaron Powell, both cf Llanbadarn-y-garreg. Best love letter (5 competed).—Winner. Miss YioJefc Wehb, Aberedw. All the tetters were highly praised by the adjudicator, who awarded marks as follow:—1st. "Iris," 80 out of 100: 2nd, "Mary," 75: 3rd. "West- N lqr y 3rd, "West- ward Ho." 70: 4th. "May," 65: and 5th, "Sam," 55. Best story told at the time (seven competed).— Divided between Mrs Handlev (Aheredw) and Messrs. AH >ert Price (L'anbadarn-y garrcg) and Thos. Morgan (Yronolau). Open recitation. "The Women of Mumbles Head. Winner, Mrs Handlev, Aberedw. Alluding to the per- formance, the adjudicator said the winner had given them a very good interpretation of the author's idea. Her enunciation was very good. and so was her ex- pression. She told the story with considerable natural- ne-s, and, if the effort lacked, it- wa» for the want of a little more life and colourcr light and fehade. The piece lent itself to remarkable descriptiveness and re- quired a great deal of study and practice to correctly present the writer's conception. Two parties competed for the quartette ("Oh, the nittpr Shame") prize, viz., Hendre-ite-s (conductor, Mr W. Jones) and the Edw-ites (conductor. Mr G. Davies, Rhysgcg). Delivering his adjudication, Mr Frank Davies remarked that the Hendre-ites had good voices, and that the balance was fair. There, was, however, very little blend, the singers being too individual and not together enough. The effort lacked in expression also. The Has- was a capital ynice, but lie went a,tray in his reading. Altogether, the rendering was very fair. The Edw-ites possessed good voices. The balance was fair, and the blend very much better than that of the first party. The rate of movement was better, they sang well together, and made a good attempt at ex- pression. This party also told the story in song bet- ter. and infused more life and intelligence into the rendering. He, therefore, awarded the prize to the Ed w.ite<' iiaotioii of 1,ev. W. Toward, the elo-c (on the motion of the Rev. W. Roderick, seconded by Mr Aaron Pcweil). heartiest thanks were accordfd the chairman, adjudicators, ac- eompanists, and all wlio had contributed to the eistedd- fod's .success, and the procetdings closed with the singing of the Doxology, followed by the National An- them. -——— -——
Gilvvern Assault. PROCEEDINGS AT CRICKHOWELL. At C'rickhowell police court, on the 28th ult.. before Messrs. D. Powell Jones and \V. Rosser, Mary Cray. Woodland Cottages, Maesgwartha, Gilwern, the wife of John Cray, summoned Mrs Anna Hale, Castle House?, I_i Ca.;?tle Houso, Maesgwartha. Annie Morris. Woodland Cottages, and Morgan Powell, Barnfield, all of Gilwern, for assaulting her. Mr Thomas Yaughan, Ci-ickhoii-ell, appeared to prosecute. The evidence was to the effect that Mrs Cray's little girl complained that Mrs Morris's boy struck her in the face. Mrs Cray complained to Mrs Morris, and Mrs Hale struck the former on the cheek. Then Mrs Hale and Mrs Morris both started punching complainant, who defended herself as far as she was able. Morgan Powell, a nephew of -Air. Hale and Mrs Morris, inferfer- .ed and got ho:d of her wrist, straining it. All the defendants denied the offence, and Morgan Powell said he merely interfered to prevent further trouble. The Itench accepted his explanation and dismissed the case against him, but fined Mrs Morris and Mrs Hale 7/6 each, and bound them. over to keep the peace for six months.
Auction Announcements Continued from Page I. Mr. Francis George Price. April -Sale of Property at Hay. April 5.-Sale of Live and Dead Farming Stock at Cnwc Farm, Colva, Whitney-on-Wye. April 9tii.-Talgarth Auction Mart. April II.-Sale of Live and Dead Farming Stock at Cac- nantmelyn, Hay. April 15t]i.-Ilay Auction Mart. April 16.—Sale of Live and Dead Farming Stock at Middlewood Farm, Clifford. April lStJi.—Sale of Implements in Bell Yard, Talgarth. April 23rd .-Talgarth Auction Mart. April" 30tli.I;ale of Property at Crown Hotel, Hay. April —.—Annual Gra.s Letting at Lower House, Cusop. May -Annual Grass Letting at Llanoley, Xewchurcli. Caenantmelyn Farm, Hay. (One mile from the Town). HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND MOST AT. TRACTIVE SALE OF PEDIGREE AND PEDIGREE-BRED HEREFORD CATTLE, RADNOR SHEEP, SHIRE MARES, COBS & PONIES, IMPLEMENTS, PART of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, CIDER, &c., &c. MR. FRANCIS GEO. PRICE js favoured with instructions from Mr Enoch George, J.P., to Sell by Public Auction, at the above Farm, on THURSDAY, APRIL the 11th, 1918 (Hay Fair Day), 35 PEDIGREE & PEDIGREE-BRED CATTLE 11 Cows and Heifers in and with calves ait foot, I two-year-old Heifer, G Yearling Steers, G Year- ling Heifers, Heifer Calf, Bull Ca-lf, Pedigree Cow, "WTiite Star," and her Bull Calf; Pedigree two-year-old Hedfer, "Starlight, in calf; two- yea-r-olfl Pedigree Bull, s'Master Mariner," No. < 33993. 52 RADNOR SHEEP. 18 Yearling "Wethers, 12 Yearling Tlieaves, 11 Couples of Ewes. 6 HORSES, COBS AND PONIES, Shire Mare 4 years old, Shire Mare 5 years old, Black Cob I GeJding, 4 years old. broken to saddle and har- ness; two-year-old Pony Marc broken to saddle, Grey Pony in-foal, Yearling Cart Colt. IMPLEMENTS. 3 Narrow-wheel Waggons, 2 Broad-wheel CaAs, Horse Rake (equail new), Side Delivery Rake iequal new), Bamford Tedder (equal new), Bainford Mowing Machine (equal new), [Mowing Machine and Reaper combined, Dog C'art, Caanbridge Roll (equal new), AYooden Roll, i-Alooter, 2 Pairs of Harrows, Chain Harrows, 2 Wheel Ploughs, Turnip Scuffle, 2 Turnip Cutters, Set of 3 Seed Harrows, 2 Sheep Cratches, Winnow- er (Kell, equal new, vyith intermediate), Horse- works, Chaffcutter, Bin, Dipping Tub complete, Avery Weighing Machine. Cake Crusher, quantity Barbed Wire, Large Portable Fowl House, Sbep- herd's Hut, Spring Toofth Harrows (equal new), 2 Double Turnip Drills, Land Scuffle, Iron PJg; Trough, 3 Shearing Benches. GEARING.—2 Sets of Long. Short and G.O. Gears; (j Collars and Bridles, Gent's Saddle, Set of Trap Harness. Portion of Household Furniture-and Dairy Utensils. Cheese A'ats, Large Flour Bin, 2 Milk Leads, Safe, 2 Large Oak Dining Tables, Large Settle, Antique Chest on Legs, Extiti Large Brass- rail-Bedstead, Spring Mattress, Horse-Hair Mat- tress, &c., &c. Sale at 1 o'clock prompt. TERMS—CASH. The Cottage, Talgarth.. ib1534/4G/44 Middlewood Farm, Clifford. (Distant 4J ini'les from Hay Town). HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND ATTRACTIVE CLEAR-OUT SALE OF FIRST CLASS PEDIGREE BRED HEREFORD CATTLE, SHROPSHIRE SHEEP, CART HORSES AND COLTS, IMPLEMENTS, GEARING, CIDER, &c. I MR.. FRANCIS GEO.; PRICE is favoured wkh instructions from Mr William Snead (who is retiring) to Sell by Auction, on I TUESDAY, APRIL 16th, 1918. 37 PEDIGREE-BRED HEREFORD CATTLE. 2 Grand Hereford Cows with their calves at foot, 2 Hereford Heifers with their calves at foot, 1 Hereford Cow in-calf, 2 three-year-old Heifers in- calf, Barren Cow, 7 two-year-old Barren Heifers, 7 excellent two-year-old Steers, 3 Yearling Heif- <era, 4 Yearling Steers, Yearling Bull, 1 Weaned Heifer Calf, Heifer Calf, Bull Calf. 75 SHROPSHIRE SHEEP. 13 Couples Black- faced Ewes, 2 and 3 years old; 12 two-year-old Wethers, 21 Yearling Wethers, 15 Yearling Theaves, 1 two-year-old Ram. 9 CART HORSES AND COLTS. Black Cart Gelding 5 years did, Brown Cart Mare 5 years old, Black Cart Mare (aged) in-foal, Black Cart Mare (aged) in-foal^ 2 two-year-old Cart Fillies, Yea.r- ling Cart Filly, two-year-o'Id Hackney Filly, Yeaning Hackney Filly. IMPLEMENTS. Broad-wheel Waggon with Double Shafts, 2 Broad-wheel Carts, 2 Broad- wheel Garnbos, Narrow wheel Cart, Tedder, Horse Rake, Side Delivery Rake (Martin), Cider Mill and Press, Portable Horse Works, Horse Works, 2 Wooden Rollers, Bairn ford Mowing Machine, Mowing Machine (Samuelson), 4 dozen Wooden Hurdles, 18 Iron Hurdles, Turnip Scuffle, Corn Drill, Mooter (Kell), 3 Sheep Cratches, 2 Sheep Troughs, Land Scuffle, Turnip Cutter (new), Tur- nip Cutter, Chaff Cutter, Land Scuffle, 3 Pairs Iron Harrows, Set of 3 Seed Harrows, Winnow- ing Machine (Kell), Corn Mill, Scales and Weights, Small Tools, several Casks, Cider Hairs, &e. GEARING. 3 Sets of Long Gears, 2 Sets of Short and G.O. Gears, 4 Collars, 5 Bridles, &c. I 9 Hogsheads of Prime CIDER. Safe ait 12.30 prompt. Terms—Cash. The Cottage, Talgarth. bl035/4G/114 Builth Wells Red Cross Hospital. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GIFTS. Mrs E. M. Spencer, commandant of Builth Wells Red-Cross Hospital, wishes to acknowledge the following gifts to the institution :— Lliangammarch and District War Fund Com- mittee, £ 20. Mr and Mrs Dwen, Builth Wells, two basket chairs. Mrs Smith, The Laundry, washing of Red Cross -guilts. bl003/79/44 AUCTION APPOINTMENTS. Mr. Francis George Price. Cnwc Farm, Colva, NEWCHURCH, WHITNEY-ON-WYE. IMPORTANT SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK. jyp FRANCIS GEO. PRICE is favoured with .1 instructions from Mr H. Lloyd (who is re- tiring) to Sell by Audiion, on FRIDAY, APRIL 5th, 1918. CATTLE.—2 Cows, due to calf, 2 Barrens. SHEEP.—5 Ewes in yean. HORSE'S.—Cart Mare in foal, 9 years old, Cart Miare in foal, 4 years old, Cart Gelding, 6 years old. IMPLEMENTS.—Broad-wheel Cart, Narrow- wheel Gambo (nearly new), Roll, 2 Swing Ploughs, Mooter, 2 pairs of Harrows, Chain Harrows, Land Scuffler, Turnip Scuffler, Turnip Drill, 2 Ladders, 2 Sheep Hacks; 2 Shearing Benches, Mowing Machine, Horse Rake, Chaff- cutter, Horse Works, Iron Hurdles, Iron Pig Troughs. GEARING.—Short and G.O. Geiars. Sale at 1.30 prompt. Terms—Cash. The Cottage, Talgarth. bl036/46/44 Messrs. Jackson & McCartney. Hereford Horse Sales. 0 THE NEXT PRIZE SALE OF 250 HORSES Saturday 20th April, 1918 iE50 IN PRIZES. Early Entries kindly solicitcj. JACKSON & McCARTNEY, br2/73/44 Auctioneers-Hereford & Craven Arms. PUBLIC NOTICES. BOROUGH OF BRECON. THE FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEES' (LOCAL DISTRIBUTION) SCHEME ORDER, 1918. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in COUl- l pliance with above named Order The Food Control Committee for the Borough of Brecon have (itel decl to Ration the following articles of food, viz. :— (a) Butter and Margarine (which stall be deemed to be one article) and (b) Tea. Until the Food Controller otherwise directs the quantity for any person for any one week will be BUTTER AND MARGARINE 4 oz. # TEA 1! oz. A FARMER or other person, not being a farmer or person registered under the Scheme as a- re- ta iler in respect of any premises, may sell by retail within the Borough, any butter produced by him, subject to the provisions of the Brecon Market Acts, land 'to any conditions as to making of returns, the marking of Ration Cards, or the detaching of Coupons, and otherwise as the Food Control Committee may direct. Coupons numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are to be cancelled, and the first purchase is 'to be made on Coupon 7, and registered retailers and farmers shall on the occasion of cuoli purchase mark the customer's ciard or detach the appropriate Coupon. This Scheme shall come into operation as and from the 7th day of April instant. G. HYATT WILLIAMS, Executive Officer. Town Clerk's Office, Guild Hall, Brecon, 2nd April, 1918. l>107(>/79/44 HAY RURAL DISTRICT FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEE. Sugar for Domestic Fruit Preserving. NOTICE 1 n respect of the parishes of :— Aberllynfl Glynfach Pipton Llanelieu Tregoyd & Velindre Talgarth & Trevecoa Hay Rural Bronllys Llanigon Llyswen Owing to shortage of supplies of application forms the closing time has been extended 'to April 11th. Application forms should be applied for IMMEDIATELY. These forms duly fille up together with a. stamped addressed envelope, should be returned to the Food Control Office, Glasbury, before April 11th. As soon as the forms arrive a. supply will be handed out to most of the Sugar Retailers in the district. Written applications can be made to the Food -Control Office, Gjasbury. April nth, 1918. bl083/79/44 BRECON NURSING ASSOCIATION. Whist-Drive and Dance. THE result of the Whist-Drive and Dance, in aid of the funds of this Association, organ- ised by Messrs. H. Clifford and Roy Parry, on the 20th Mbrch last, amounted to 10s Cd; less ex- penses, £ 2 13s 8d; leaving a nett balance of i'9 16s lOd. Special thanks are due to Airs Marshall, Castle Street, for the handsome sum of 50/ profits made on refreshments sold during the evening; also to the Misses Clifford for 25/ amount rea- lised by sale of prize handed back by one of the whist winners. ALICE WEAVER PRICE, G46p/44 Secretary. PUBLIC NOTICES. 1918 HARVEST. NOTICE TO FARMERS* WHER,E the Executive Committee is unable through lack of Ploughmen, Horses, or Implements, to carry out all the requests that have been made for assistance, farmers are not relieved of their obligations to plough up and plant land scheduled for cultivation. Farmers and Small Holders are therefore ex- pected to make every effort to cultivate 'their quota and secure any other assistance that may be avail- able. BRECONSHIRE WAR AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, The Elms, Struet, Brecon, March 22nd, 1918. bl05G/55/44 Timber for Sale. STANDING on Tretlomen Farm, the property of Miss Weale, 40 Oak, 55 Ash, 15 Wyeh, 1 Scotch, 1 Elm, 1 Beech, 9 Poplar, 5 Apple and Pear, 1 Spruce, 1 Wail nut, 1 Sycamore, 1 Willow. Tredomen Farm is 1 one-third miles from Tre- feinon Station. Mr W. Price, the tenant, iN-Il point out the trees and removal routes. Sealed Tenders to be sent to the undersigned on or be- fore April 15th, 1918. JAMES GUNTER, F.S.I. 1)1082/79/114 Glasbury. RED CROSS HOSPITAL, PENOYRE. To the Editor of the "Express." Red Cross Hospital, Penoyre, Brecon, April 2nd, 1918. Sir,—We offer our most grateful thanks to the following kind friends for gifts to the hospital :—2 hampers of vegetables. Capt. Evans; 3 bundles of rhubarb; 18 eggs from Market Stall, per Miss Best; 1 hamper vegetables, Mrs GifrnoDs Wil- Lams; P44 gallons of milk ,6 lbs. of butter, Mrs I McClintock; 2 bags of potatoes from Mrs Phillips; 196 eggs from district of Devynoek, Senny, Sennv- bridgc, C'ray, JJandiJo'rfan and Bhenwysg, per Miss LIeNN-elyii Davies; rhubarb, Lord Gilanusk walking sticks, workman at Glanusk; linoleum for Patti Ward, from Messrs. T. Gibbard and Co., London. We also wish to thank Mrs Evans and Mrs Wolf Murmy for coming and singing in the hall on Easter Monday. Their kindness was greatty appreciated by patients and "haff. Yours, tfec., ALICE M. DE WINTON, b73/77/44 Commandant. 0 PARLIAMENTARY COUNTY OF BRECON AND RADNOR. Representation õ of the People Act, 1918. A IMPLICATIONS are invited for the Printing of .J: the Lists of Voters, &c., in connection wuh the above Act. Full details of the Printing re- quired can be obtained upon application to the undersigned ito whom all Tenders m¡.st be sent before the lOJi April. 1918. HENRY F. W. HARRIES, Registration Officer. County Hall, Brecon. 1)1091/70/44 DON'T PAY FANCY PRICES. THE FINEST SEED OATS, SEED BARLEY, CLOVER AND- — GRASS SEEDS, Mangels & Swedes, PEAS & BEANS, AND ALL GARDEN SEEDS, ARE AWAITING YOU AT MORRIS'S Supply Stores, BUILTH WELBS. OUR SEEDS ALWAYS RELIABLE. EGGS FOR HATCHING from my well-known iayin; strains, best procurable white Leghorn 5/6 d zen, carriage paid. Under Board of Agriculture Scheme, to Cottagers and Smallholders, 4 car. paid. Limited number of Light Sussex, 7/6 doz., carriage paid. W. 9. Llewelyu-Weatherley, Bryn Awel, Builth Wells br941/62/34
I EVERYONE'S DUTY. In these days when our nation is passing through its greatest ordeal everyone has his or her duty to perform, whatever that duty may be. Our strength and courage will berried to the last ounce. Untold of sacrifices have been made, greater must follow. The Government will need every possible support in the next few months, and this must be given. In these agricultural counties it appears -to us there are two ways by which everyone can render immediate help. First, we can back with our money the men who are paying with their blood. The waste of war has to be made good. More guns, shells, tanks, aero- planes and supplies of every kind will be re- quired. To get these every civilian must lend every shilling he can spare by investing in National War Bonds or War Savings Certificates. It is not much for those who are out of the danger zone to lend their money in this way. Next Friday commences a "week" in the Brecon district in which it is hoped to raise suffi- cient funds by War Bonds that will equal the cost of a squadron of ten aeroplanes of a certain type. We hiave every confidence that the trades- men, people and especially the farmers of the neighbourhood, will respond whole-heartedly to this appeal. It will be disappointing if not more than the £ 25.000 asked for is not forthcoming. Although heavy responsibilities are cast upon farmers in that they are called upon to raise food stuffs, they should wlso appreciate the fact that, compared with the majority of other classes of the communfty, they have just now many privileges. They are not blind to the strenuous efforts which are essential to bring us through this death struggle with a foe which if he succeeds will show no mercy nor compassion. Looking to the future no one can close his eyes 'to the menace of our food supply. The "pinch" must come. and in meeting it the cultivation of the potato will play u big part. It is common knowledge that there will be a, shortage of flour, but by using potato flour an immense saving of wheat will be effected, whilst little will be lost in the nutritive value of the loaf. We are glad to note in our districts the great increase in the number of allotments and the activity shown upon them. If the committees which have recently been appointed in the several districts will thoroughly supervise them by see- ing to the necessary spraying at the right time and the general protection of the crop by combat- ing lube disease to which potatoes are subject, we believe they will be a great help towards tiding over the food difficulty. But allotment potato growing is not sufficient. Farmers must respond to the Prime Minister's appeal, for quite apart from any increia-so in allotment crops, an increase in wanted this year of at least one and a. half mil- lion tons in the farm crop of potatoes. To grow six million tons will need an increase of more than one-third of the amount of land under potatoes last year. We have every rea.son to believe that Sreconshire and Radnorshire will supply their full quota. The Prime Minister has told us that the struggle is still only in its opening stages, and that no prediction of its future course can yet be made. Before final victory we have to pass through a- real testing time. Each must be prc, pared to meet k and do his duty to the best of his ability.
I Corporal Maldwyn Price, Tirparker, Gwenddwr, who had a narrow escape when the Armgon was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. iXews came through that he was supposed to have been drowned. He is still alive and serving in the cable section in Egypt. There he has met his brother, Mr Powell Price, who la-, served his country since the early stages of the war. Two other brothers serving simultaneously in France, recently met i recently met at home, and another two look j forward to meeting at hon,?e. ?
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