FIRST BRECKNOCKSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS. ORDERS for the Week ending SEPTEMBER 1st. Officer on duty—G. W. Powell. Orderly Sergeant—L. W. Price Corporal—J. P. Davies. Church Parade next Sunday, August 26th, of at 10-15 a.m. Recruit Drill—Tuesday and Friday at 7 30 p.m. Bali Practice for Registering 2nd and 3rd class, on Monday at 4 p.m. 1st class on Thursday at 4 p.m. Private Practice, when not Registering, attended by a Non-commissioned Officer. Ammunition may be had from 2 to 4 p.m. By Order, PENRY LLOYD, Orderly Rooms, Watton, Capt. Commanding Brecon, August 23rd, 1866. Printed and Published by DAVID WILLIAMS, at his residence on the Bulwark, in the Chapelry of Saint Mary, in the Parish of Saint John the Evangelist,in the County of Brecon —SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1866.
TO THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF BRECON AND TOWN OF LLYWEL. GENTLEMEN, A Vacancy having unexpectedly occurred in the representation of your Borough, through the much lamented decease of the late Marquess Camden, and the consequent elevation of your Representa- tive tothe House of Peers, I beg to announce my- self as a Candidate for your suffrages. My political principles having been recently laid before you, it is unnecessary for me now to enter into them at any length, but with reference to the important question of Parliamentary Reform, I shall be prepared to vote for a £6 rating Borough Franchise. As I stated on a former occasion I am desirous of meeting the conscientious objections of those who differ from the Established Church by the adoption of any Measure which may relieve them from the payment of Church Rates. I place full reliance on the Ministry of Lord Derby as capable of conducting the affairs of this great Country with honor and success, and in the event of my being elected your Representative, you may rely on my best endeavours to promote the well being and prosperity of your ancient Borough I have the honor to remain, Gentlemen, Your faithful Servant, HOWEL GWYN. Brecon, August 15th, 1866. BOROUGH OF BRECON. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JOHINT PROBERT, At the ROSE AND CROWN INN, in Llanfaes, on THURSDAY, the 6th day of SEPTEMBER, 1866, the following PROPERTY: FIRST All that convenient and well-built Public-house called the Cross Keys, with back-kitchen, brew-house, cellar, extensive' yard, piggeries, garden, and an excellent stable attached, "I I situate in Llanfaes, in the Borough of Brecon, and now in the occupation of Mrs. Esther Griffiths, widow, at the annual rent of £16, Also the neat and convenient Cottage immedi- ately adjoining the above premises, with yard, piggeries, and a small garden attached, now in the occupation of Mr. William Gardener, at the annual rent of X7. These premises are situated near to the Rose and Crown, and have recently undergone complete and substantial repairs, and form an excellent in- vestment. The Sale will commence at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and the A uctioneer solicits a punctual attendance. For further particulars, apply to the AUCTIONEER, or to MR. WILLIAM GAMES, Solicitor, Brecon. MEMORIAL. A number of friends of the late Mr. William Williams, (G-ivilym ap Rhys,) assembled at the Bull Inn, Glyn Tarrell, and appointed a com- mittee for the purpose of raising a public subscrip- tion, to enable them to erect a monument to his memory at Llanspyddid. The chair was occupied by the Rev. J. D. Morgan, vicar of the parish, Mr. John Evans, Post Office, Brecon, treasurer, and JOHN PROBERT, GARNGALED, Secretary. Subscriptions will be thankfully received by either of the above gentlemen. Mr. Williams was a faithful servant to the Odd- fellows and Iforite benefit societies for many years. LLANGORSE COMMISSSION OF SEWERS. rpO BE LET, with immediate possession, the Fishery in the Llunfi River, from the outfall of Llangorse lake to Penydre Mill. Sealed Ten- ders, endorsed Llunfi Fishery," and addressed to The Chairman of the Llangorse Commission of Sewers," to be left with the Hall-keeper at the Shire Hall, Brecon, not later than 12 o'Clock at noon, on the 8th of September next. Brecon, BY ORDER. 24th August, 1866. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS AND CORRESPONDENTS. All Correspondence and Advertisements to be ad- dressed to the Editor, 11 Reporter" Offce, Buhvark, Brecon, on or before Friday ))iorfbivg. The Editor will not undertake to return rejected communications, and wishes his corresponderds to understand that whatever is intended, jor in- sertion, must be verified by the name and address of the writer.
THE bill introduced into the Prusssian Cham- bers for the annexation of Hanover, Frankfort, and those other portions of German territory which are placed in the conqueror's power, will complete the fruits of the short but deci- sive war of 1866. With Austria excluded from the German Confederation, and its rivalry finally crushed-with a limited and separated territory transformed into one extensive and compact—Prussia will have attained all the hopes and all the objects which its statesmen have cherished, and for which they have plunged into war. She will for the first time be able to take equal rank with the foremost Power of Europe, in fact and in influence as well as in name, and we shall see a really great and united German nation. The grandeur of the result has cast into the background the means by which it has been brought about. Unscrupulous as they were, they have admittedly accomplished some use- ful purpose, in getting rid of jealousies and dissensions which have for years endangered the peace of Europe, 'Bnd in rendering what is termed the "balance of power" a little more equal and real. Austria, with German ambi- tion extinguished, has leasure and opportunity for working out those internal reforms which would most surely elevate her into the front rank of civilised States. France is aware that she has now a powerful neighbour on her bor- ders, and in this fact will find another induce- ment to consider peace her interest as well as her will. The most difficult part of the Ita- lian question is settled in the cession of Vene- tia. Thus, so far as human foresight can con- clude, good has come out of evil; and if we could not, in England, sympathise. with the course Prussia has adopted during the last two or three years, we can now at least regard the consequences with complacency and approval. It matters nothing now to the people of this country what becomes of that Hanover which gave her a line of kings. Our forefathers looked upon this State, although strictly Ger- man in position and associations, as an integral portion of the British dominions much in the same way that their progenitors considered some of the fairest provinces of France as "England over the water." But by degrees we have learnt to be well content with the limits defined for this country by the ocean, and to rejoice that it forms the boundary of the land. The annexation of Hanover by a Continental Power would not have been possi- ble forty or fifty years ago, untill this nation had spent its best blood and treasure in vain. Now the only feeling it elicits is perhaps a slight shade of sympathy for the monarch who once, as George of Cumberland, was regarded only as an English prince. But King George of Hanover may not himself feel the loss of his crown. His own disposition, and natural cir- cumstances, are little calculated to make the trial severe. A blind king-a king who has pomp and pleasure, as well as wisdom, at one entrance quite shut out"—may not place a high value upon the throne which serves chiefly to bring him care and Hanover's late monarch, has always found more dolight in the cultivation of a strong taste for music than in application to statecraft. If we cannot regret the annexation of Ha- nover we can certainly feel no pang for that of Hesse Cassel and other States destined to incorporation. The selfish Elector of Hesse has for years made sovereignty a byeword in Germany, and if there had been a police of States, would long ago have been called to ac- count. Darmstadt, Nassau, and Frankfort may also go to the conqueror without an objection raised, although the treatment received by the Z, inhabitants of the latter city during the Prus- sian occupation will render them for a time anything but willing subjects. If Prussia had been still more exacting with regard to the petty territories of Germany, she would pro- bably have found no one to interfere, and certainly would not have encountered the slightest disposition to do so from this side of the water. In some of the states which are to be an- nexed, a strong desire has been manifested by the people to embrace the Prussian rule. This is not surprising when we consider the weak- ness and insignificance of the principalities of which they have hitherto formed a part, and natural desire of men-especially of Germans —to become members of a strong nation. The new territory of Prussia will, therefore, on the whole, form a dominion which there will be no difficulty in consolidating. But it is some- what surprising just now to find a few persons with the resolution and boldness to approach the King to petition that they may have none of his rule. A deputation from Middle Schles- wig has visited Berlin to solicit that that por- tion of the Duchy may be restored to Den- mark. As to the reception it may have met, or the answer given to the request, we are not yet informed, It might, however, be worth while even for Prussia, under all the circum- stances, to let these people have their desire and in the hour of triumph to perform an act of grace.
BRECON. COUNTY COURT. The above court was held on Friday, the 17th inst. There were 101 cases to be disposed of, namely:—86 new cases adjourned cases, 7; sum- monses not called last court, 3; judgement sum- monses, 5. None of the cases heard on the present occasion, were worthy of public interest, except the following:— Williams v. Jones.-Mr. W. Games and Mr. B. Bishop, were for the plaintiff, and Mr. Thos. Jones, Llandovery, for the defendant. Mr. Games opened the case, and stated that the action was brought against the defendant under circumstances that would appear in evidence one of the deepest laid attempts at fraud on the defen- dant's part, that had almost ever been heard in a court of justice. A person maned Morgan, now deceased, and who was brother-in-law to the de- fendant, formerly kept the Crown Inn, in this town, and he thought he should be able to prove, acted as agent to the defendant, having been put in there by the defendant, in a manner well calcu- lated to lull suspicion on the part of the public, which the deceased Morgan, under the name of the defendant, obtained credit with all persons that he possibly could for goods, never paying a farthing for some, and only a portion to others among those was his client, Mr. Williams, a malt- ster, in this town, who claimed a balance of account, amounting to £7 4s. 6d., and to whom he thought he should be able to prove the defendant strictly liable. William Llewelyn deposed—In 1865 I kept the Crown Inn I advertised it to be let in March of the same year in that month the defendant and a person named Morgan, now deceased, called on me and made enquiries about my letting the busi- ness, and after some time they made an agreement with me to take it for the sum of S22, and was to come the next day, but they did not come then he next received a letter from them, which he had since lost after receiving this letter, Morgan and J'ones came again Morgan's wife paid him the money for the business, and he went with Morgan to the magistrates to have the license transferred; Morgan had the license transferred in the name of Rees Jones. Cross-examined—I could hardly say which was the party that was going to take the business at first, because they were both bargaining with me at the time I considered that it was Jones's business. Mr. Thomas Taylor deposed-I am an excise officer at Brecon in March, 1865, the license of the Crown Inn was transferred from William Lle- welyn to Rees Jones, and Rees Jones's name was put on the sign in consequence of something I had heard, I enquired about it, and in September it was transferred again to Thomas Morgan I had occasion to go to Bristol about six weeks ago to give evidence in connection with this business the transfer bears the name of the collector of excise. Mr. Taylor was desired to stand down a short time at this stage of the case. Mr. Rees Jones was then called, and having had placed before him a certain document, was asked whether the signature to it was his hand writing having looked at it, he said that it was very much like his hand writing, but it is not. His Honour—Is the signature to that paper your hand writing? Defendant again looking at it, no it is not. Mr. Taylor re-called, stated in answer to Mr. Games, when at Bristol, I saw the defendant Jones there he was shewn the same paper there, and I heard him swear there, that it was his own signature. His Honour to the defendant—Now mind, I cau- tion you, here we have it in evidence by a respec- table witness that you acknowledged it to be your hand writing at Bristol mind, you are placing yourself in a very awkward position. Mr. Jones, solicitor-Will your Honour please to let him look at it again on being shown it, he said—I have no recollection of having signed it. His Honour- That will not do, it has been proved here that you admitted it at Bristol did you or did you not sign it ? Defendant—Well I did. His Honour- Well, I do not wish to be over hard on parties, but you have placed yourself in a very queer posi- tion, you stood on the brink of the precipiece I will now take it that you did sign it. Mr. Games was about to call other evidence, when a conversation arose between his Honour and him as to Jones's liability, and one point ar- gued by Mr. Games, his Honour reserved. Mr. William Williams, plaintiff, deposed—I am a maltster, residing at Brecon I saw Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Rees Jones's name was on the sign; I supplied malt to the house in the name of Rees Jones it was in May; made enquiries after I had supplied who Jones was, and found that he was a maltster I delivered my bill in the name of Rees Jones, and saw Jones on the premises he then refused to pay. Cross-examined—I wrote two letters to him, but could not say the date May the 9th is not in my bill of particulars that and the other payments were made by Morgan applied to Mrs. Morgan for the balance after the death of Morgan she said her brother Jones would pay she never said her brother would not pay me I will not swear whether her husband was alive at that time. Re-examined- When she said her brother would pay, I asked her who he was, and she said he was a maltster at Llandovery. William Phillips deposed—I remember plaintiff giving me a bill about ten months ago for the de- fendant I saw him in the Crown parlour and gave him the bill; he said he would see Mr. Wil- liams before he went away. Cross-examined—I know Mr. Jones knew him when his brother-in- law was ill; I have seen him at the Crown when I gave him the bill he was in, the Crown parlour by himself I saw Mr. Williams, the plaintiff, the same evening. Re-examined—The person oppo- site me is Mr. Jones. Mr. John Morgan deposed—I am a master prin- ter, residing at Brecon I was at the Crown on the 30th August, 1865 I saw a person who passed as Rees Jones I went there again on the 1st of Sep- tember, and this man, the gentleman opposite me, and who I know to be Rees Jones, was there; this was the Friday before Brecon races Rees Jones told the landlady to bring me a glass of gin and water, and he would pay for it; I had printed some cards for a supper there, and asked who was Rees Jones the defendant said I am Rees Jones, and will see you paid the cards were printed in the name of Rees Jones. Cross-examined—The cards were ordered on the 15th September, and it was on that day that Mr. Jones said that be would see me paid there were two others present at the time I saw Rees Jones afterwards the plaintiff spoke to me about the matter on Monday last; the cards were printed in the name of Rees Jones. This was the case for the plaintiff. Mr. Rees Jones, defendant, deposed—I am a maltster, residing at Llandovery; I remember March, 1865. coming to Brecon with my brother- in-law Morgan; I went with him to the Crown Inn; ,he asked me to drive him to Brecon, as he was about taking a house there I accom- panied him to the Crown, and he took it; I had nothing to do with it, nor did I authorize him to put my name over the door I did not know until August that my name was over the door I asked him why he had done so he said to protect him- self from creditors where he had lived before I told him to take it off; I was not in Brecon after- wards until Morgan's death; I never authorized him to have the license transferred to my name, nor to pledge my name for goods the witness Phillips never gave me a bill,'nor had I ever any conversation with the witness Morgan. In reply to his Honour—I never supplied malt to the house, neither do I know where the first supply came from. Cross-examined—I do not recollect ever having seen the witnesses Morgan or Phillips before to-day I was at Brecon on the 22nd of August the next time was at Morgan's death I did not transfer the license, nor did I know it was in my name I never enquired about it I never spoke to my sister about it; I know my name was over the door after Morgan's death I seen it there I cannot say where I was when I signed my name to the document which I now see and before de- nied I was not in Brecon on September 15th I again say I am quite sure I was not here that day; I must have signed it at Llandovery. His Honour -Can you say where you was on the 15th of Sep- toniber ? Witness-I was only twice in Brecon. His Honour—That is not an answer. Witness— I cannot say. Mr. Games—How came you to sign this paper ? Witness—Morgan sent it me by post for to sign, I remember it well now Morgan, de- ceased, was a draper at one time he married, my sister about ten years ago he became an insolvent at Brynamon he was afterwa-ids in difficulties and gave it up there was no assignment made over to me, nor did I take to his books nor collect his debts it was my brother he never collected them for me I knew nothing about his affairs, only that he was in debt; I do not know what became of the goods I did not visit him in his trouble I do not know whether the credi- tors were paid or not; I cannot say where he had the £ 22 to pay for taking the Crown I went with him to have the agreement drawn up with Llewelyn; I did not send to my sister or brother-in-law to take my name off the sign after the 22nd August. A number of other witnesses were called for the defence, both of the learned advocates addressed his honor at great length, after which his honor summed up the evidence very carefully, strongly commenting on the conduct of the defendant, with regard to the document which he had denied having signed, and afterwards admitted that he had done so, and denying having any knowledge of his name being over the door, verdict for the plaintiff, X7 4s 6d,
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Monday last, at the Town Hall in this town, before John Prothero, esq., and James Williams, esq. John Williams, and Charles Aubrey, were both brought up in custody, charged with being drunk and. disorderly. The charge was admitted. Williams was fined 2s 6d and costs, and Aubrey 5s and costs. This was also the general licensing day. There were no complaints.
ANCIENT ORDER OF ODDFELLOWS, AND PRESENTATION OF A GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN TO Mr. H. C. RICH. On Monday last, the 28th anniversary of saint John's lodge, Brecon, was held at the New Lion Inn, where about 50 of the members assembled at 4 o'clock in the evening, and partook of a most excellent dinner provided in good style by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Brace, The chair was occupied by David Thomas, Esq., and the vice-chair by George Cansick, Esq. The members of the saint John's lodge being anxious to express their deep sense of gratitude to brother Rich, for his long and arduous services, appointed a committee to set about getting up a subscription among themselves, to present him with some kind of a testimonial, consequently a very handsome gold watch and chain was selected, and supplied by brother L. W. Price, of Castle street, with the following inscription engraved on the back of the watch, inside the case.- Presented to Past Provincial Grand Master, Herbert Charles Rich, by the members of Saint John's Lodge, as a mark of their appreciation of 18 years faithful services as Secretary. Brecon, August 20th, 1866. The cloth being removed, the Chairman said the first toast he would give them would be the health of the Queen," God bless her. The Chairman then gave "the Prince and Prin- cess of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family." The next being "the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese, and the Ministers of all other Denomina- tions." There were different kinds of religion, and he thought every man ought to enjoy his own views, there were a great number of his friends who were dissenters, and he must say, that taking the great spread of religion as in the present day, they would all be like pagans if they had adhered to the old Catholic Church, he was happy to say that religion had flourished, and everybody had a right to worship in their own forms and ways.- He would therefore introduce to them that toast in particular, the health of the Bishop and Clergy of the diocese and the Ministers of all other De- noniiiiatioils. I The Chairman then gave the "Army the Navy. the Militia and Volunteers," they were a fine body of men, and in speaking of the number of the Vo- lunteers, he must say that he admired them, they being a self paid body of men, whereby the taxation of the country had been very much redu- ced, which was of very great importance to every loyal subject, they had undergone a great deal of training which had placed them almost on a foot- ing with our great standing army, when our nation was threatened with an invation, they at once pro- claimed their readiness to defend their country, this kept the enemy from attempting to land on our shores, hence they must have done considera- ble service for their country and they deserved the consideration of those assembled at that festive board, he would therefore couple with the toast the names of Sergeants Price and Williams, and all other Volunteers present. Cheers. Sergeant Price responded, and said that he beg- to thank the chairman for the compliment he paid the Volunteers, and that he had no hesitation in saying, that if an enemy attempted to land an army on the shores of Great Britain, the Volun- teers would be there to a man, and so far as he was concerned he did not care if that was the following day, they would give the beggars such a warming as they never had before. Cheers. The Chairman then gave the health of the "Member for the County," he was a young man and a gentleman who sought for such information as bad a tendency to do good, and quite a man of business. Cheers. The Chairman said that having said a little con- cerning the Volunteers, they were a valliant body of men, they were a nursery for the army, and he would ask one of those gentlemen to volunteer a song. ( £ T, Mr. Bennett gave lm afloat, I'm afloat." Sergeant Price then sang "Glan Meddwdod Mwyn." 'He then said that he was about giving them the toast of the evening, that duty devolved upon him, he would then give them the health of "Past Provincial Grand Master Herbert Charles Rich," he would call him his friend Mr. Rich, he felt a pleasure m doing so. Mr. Rich has served saint John's Lodge of Oddfellows faithfully for the term of 18 years as secretary, and you, (the members) are anxious of expressing your appreciation in pre- senting him with a very handsome testimonial indeed, and from such a mark of respect from such so numerous and influencial a body as the saint John's lodge of Oddfellows, it was most expressive of his businesslike habits, and that he had done his duty as Secretary for such a number of years, that the manner in which the order had flourished dur- ing that period under his surveilance was a credit to them and a honor to him, as he could see their progress by the statement placed in his hands. It then became his duty to present their Secretary with the article they had selected as their token of respect, it was a pity that his friend was not re- siding at Long-acre, London or some such other place, in his capacity as a coachbuilder. where he may have been a more successful man, he was sorry that he had not taken him warmer by the hand, however, he should do so in future, he then had only to hand over to him the handsome pre- sent which he held in his hand, and may he live long to wear that handsome token of his valuable services rendered, and which were then so nobly acknowledged on that occasion by so many friends. may it be handed down to his son, who after him may live long to enjay so valuable a present and mark of his high standing in the ancient order of Oddfellows. Loud and prolonged cheers. Mr. Rich said that his feelings had completely overcome him, and prevented his doing justice in sufficiently thanking them for presenting him with so handsome a present on that occasion, he felt it the more because it had been given to him hy the bretheren of saint John's lodge, he had been con- nected with them since the year 1842, and since that time, he was happy to say, that the lodge had gradually increased in its importance and finances, and was still continuing to do so. When he first took the office of secretary, the lodge was only worth £1000, and about 100 members, they were at present worth X2188 16s, and upwards of 220 membeas good on the books. He had been assist- ed by several young members who yielded to no one, but persevered in enabling to secure and fut- ther the future interests of the lodge and of the order. He had always felt it a labor of love and pleasure to him to do at all times whatever laid in his power to enhance the interest of the order at large. He would once again thank them for their kind present, not for its money value, but for the manner in which it had been presented to him by his brother members. Great applause. Mr. Brace's song, "You'll remember me." Mr. Rich said that he begged to propose a toast, it was that of a gentleman which would be receiv- ed by them with a great deal of warmheartedness, t he was always approachable by all classes, he was one of those good gentlemen of the town, ready to assist in every good cause, he would therefore give them the health of their worthy chairman. The toast was received with musical honors. The Chairman he felt flattered by the remarks made by his friend Mr. Rich. He was obliged to them for receiving his name in the manner they did. In saying he was one of them, he thought that society was like a long chain, and surely if a man did not form a link in that chain by doing what little laid in his power, he would not give a rap for a man of that sort, he considered it the duty of every man to help each other. Cheers. Several other toasts were drank and responded to, songs were also sung. Among the toasts were "the Mayor and Corporation of Brecon," which was responded to by the Chairman, and the health of "the Vice-chairman, George Cansick, Esq. which was received with cheers. Mr. Cansick thanked them for the honor they had done him, and complimented them on their success, and the handsome manner in which they had expressed their appreciation of the valuable services of their secretary, by presenting him with so handsome a testimonial The meeting shortly afterwards came to a close, everyone present being much pleased with the proceedings of the day.
CRICKHOWELL. CRICKET MATCH. On Monday, the 20th inst, a match was played between eleven of Glanusk, and eleven gents Brecon College, when the former proved victorious with five wickets to go down. The elevens par- took of a first rate dinner on the ground, given by Sir J. R. Bailey, Bart, M.P. The following is the score GLANUSK. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. T. Lewis, b Jones 0 lbw 0 Hutchinson, b Bowcott. 7 not out Kemp, b Jones 0 c North 15 M. Prosser, b Bowcott. 0 R. C. Bailey, b Jones 1 Sansom, run out 5 c Jones 5 W. H. Lucas, b Bowcott 0 Price, c Bowcott 3 b Jones Daniel, b Bowcott 0 Beavis, not out 4 b Jones 3 H. Bailey, b Bowcott 2 Byes 5 Byes 1^ Wides 2 Leg Byes. 2 29 55 BRECON COLLEGE. 0. G. Lewis, b Lewis 5 b Hutchinson 1 Williams, b Lewis 0 b Hutchinson 0 Jones, b Hutchinson 8 run out. 7 North, b Hutchinson 0 b Hutchinson & A. Williams, c Sansom.. 2 cLewis 1 Smedley, c Prosser 0 b Bailey 2 Butcher, lbw 0 1 b 0 W. Jones, run out o b -Bailey I Vaughan, not out. 0 c Sansom 4 Hughes, c Sansom Q not olit I Bowcott, run out i b Bailey 2(1 Byes 2 Byes'. 7 Byes. 2 Wides 6 Wides 3 23 55
mJtan. August 21st, at her mother's, Margaret, eldest daughter of Mrs. Pritchard, grocer and draper, 11 1 High-street, Crickhowell, aged 35