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I -BRECON. Brecon Hunt will meet at 11 o'clock on December 17th at Merthyr Cynog, and on December 21->t at Talachddu. At the. borough police court, on Monday, Timothy Webb, Newmarch Street, was fined 10/- inclusive for driving a motor lorry without ligbts. P.s. Evans gave evidence. Mr J. Cuthbert, of Talybont O.E. School, presided over an ordinary meeting of the local branch of the National Union of Teachers on Saturday at Mount Street Council School. There was a large attendance. The schools, Intermediate and elementary, which were closed sometime ago owing to the influenza epidemic, will not re-open until after Christmas. The County School's.' prize distribution, which should have taken place next Friday, is also postponed. Important—Keep your feet warm by wearing the Watts' wool socks. They can be relied upon, because the make and quality are of the very best. A large stock to choose from.-AViaitts, The Clothier, Brecon. i News has been received in Brecon, and with deep re- gret by his old friends, that 3Ir lohn Davies, formerly assistant-master at the Brecon County Schools, has died at Nottingham from influenza. Mr Davies joined the Army from Brecon about two years ago, and was stationed at Nottingham in the anti-gas. department. Excellent Glass and Covered Hearse and Car- riages of every description can now be supplied by Samuel Perry, Posting Master, Brecon, whose charges are very reasonable. Orders leift at 30, Watton, will receive prompt attention. 584 A large and representative meeting of the working- men of the town was held in the Y.M.C.A. rooms on Thursday evening to consider the advisability of form- ing a Trades and Labour Council, and, after hearing the views of several present, a committee was formed to draw up rules and to fix a date for a future open meeting. You can get INFLUENZA REMEDIES at GWILLIM'S, THE CHEMIST, BRECON. "CINNAQUIN," AMMONIATED QUININE, EUCALYPTUS, FORMALIN LOZENQES, CINNAMON, Etc. STORE PRICES (Tel. No. 50). Mr and Mrs B. L. Pritchard, of Harddfan. Brecon, have received a wire stating their eon, Sgt. P. B. Pritchard, of the 21-t Machine Gun Batt., who has. { been a prisoner of war in Germany since 27th March, had landed at Leith'on Tuesday evening. At the time of joining ul) Sgt. Pritchard was on the staff of Lloyd" Bank at Penarth. A Problem Solved—Are you in-doubt as to the best present you can give your fxiends this season? If so, come and see our stock of framed pictures, photo frames, etc., and we (have no doubt that your problem iwill be solved. A large and varied assortment can be seen at Oscar Watkins's, 'Top of Lion Street, Brecon. 729/122 A verdict of "death from natural causes" was return- ed by the coroner, Mr M. F. Thomas, at the inquest held on Monday, touching the death of Mr* Mary Roberts (46), 3, St. Michael Street. The evidence of the daughter was to the effect that on the 20th ult. she and her mother were in bed suffering from influenza Sometime before day?ght on the following morning she missed her mother and found her lying dead on the stairs. Dr. Francis said death was due to acute in- fluenza. Coug'h and Colds are prevalent throughout the town and district. GwiUim's Celebrated Cough Linctus, the best known family remedy, is hiaving a. remarkable sale on account of its excellence, in cases of Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma., Loss of Voice, etc. In bottles 1/3, 2/6 and 5/ only of Walter Gwillim, M.P.S., Chemist, Brecon. 462/99 Owing to the band of the Borderers being on leave, prior to joining the 2nd Battalion now in France, it has been arranged through the High Sheriff (Mr David Powell) and the Mayor that the bugle band of the IC.L.B. sliould meet at the station every prisoner of war returning to the town. Last Tuesday evening the band met Cpl. King, son of Mr King, stationmaster, and played him hornt. The High Sheriff and the Mayor were present to give him a welcome. The tune the band plays is "Here we are again, boys." A National Duty—As many of our boys will soon be returning, ft is our duty to 'see that our homes are made bright and cheerful to receive them. We can help you to do this by furnishing you with a, suitable Wallpaper, of which you will find :a large selection in stock ait the old address— Oscar Watkins, Top of Lion Stredr, Brecon. 7299/122 A special thanksgiving service was held on Sunday evening at Llanfaes Mission Chapel. There was a goodly congregation. Mr D. J. Richards officiated and preach- ed. Thanks were expressed to Mr Richards for his good services, and also to Mr Evan Evans, who had effectively made expression of the service in his lSolo, "Babylon." Tender expressions of sympathy were extended to those who had recently been bereaved, and hope was renewed now that we were on the batter side of the war and the recent epidemic. The superintendent, Mr Robinson, has again -arranged for the usual X'ma,s tree, but thi& has to be deferred for a while. The first prisoner of war to arrive home at Brecon is t Pte. Wilfrid Ashton, of the Lincolns, son of Mr and Mrs David Ashton, Conway Street. Young Ashton went out to France at Easter last, and was taken prisoner on May 27th. He was sent to Frankfort, and for a time worked in the German copper mines. He says that had it not been for the parcels of food from home he and others would have fared very badly. When the armis- tice was declared they were liberated, and on crossing tha frontier he found himself with the Americans. His brother, Herbert, who was twice wounded, the last time badly in the foot, «as the first Brecon bov to win dis- tinction. being awarded the Military Medal earlv in the war.