-=- to ç: If NON-CREASEABLE NECKWEAR | RUBBER LINED <—— I- Prices Prices 1/6 1/6 I 1jit! 0 1jU¡ 2/6 2/6 t The old-fashioned Swansdowu lined The new Tie with non-creaseable Tie quickly creases and gets out of rubber interlining always retains its shape. shape. Insist on having the New. COLLAR NOTE.—We are still selling our soft and stiff Collars at Gd. each, but after July 1 st the price will be considerably advanced. DAVID JONES & CO., TALGARTH, DRAPERS. — The Firm that Value Built. OUTFITTERS. II i ST PAPER 1>er Cwt* ^or ?*xe(*' OS* DO« Any Colour or Quality 9s. to 14S. per cwt. for better qualities, c THOS. OWEN & Co., Ltd., Ely Paper Works, CARDIFF. LEND BAGS AND PAY CARRIAGE. WRITE FOR FULL PARTIODLARS. !ll .js, .J; M'MM'i'i! FOR PITWOOD r:: i.1!IM"Io: HAILING. k: Immediate Delivery 23 TON i AUSTIN GHASSES. £750. .ol-I cam RICH AND SONS, Motor Engineers, B R E C. c) N Tel. 23. Telegrams: Rich, Brecon. f lll"l"IWI "■■■i 11 rams-" TYLER, BRECON," Telephone-P.O. eP^rtments. ^Qg» Pl'imbiDg K tary Fitting,8 L. and ^Uage Work. L^ter Fitting Baths and bating, Flting. and A. H. TYLER & SON Builders, Decorator, Sanitary Plumbers, Hot Water and Gas Fitters, and General Contractors, BRECON. Shop, Office and Showroom BULWARK. Hardware Stores LION STREET. Workshops and Yard CANAL BASIN WHARF. Large Staff of Competent Tradesmen in all Departments of the Building Line. Departments. Decorating. Painting. Paperhangiag. Glazing. Graining and Sign Writing. Picture Framing. Electric and C:J.Q I Bells. When requiring work done it will Le no eXf-enge to ask A. H. TYLER & SON for an stimate "bo caa carry out everything complete without subletting, which involves two profits. RANGES, GRATES and BOILERS always in stock and fixed immediately. I
THE LATE COUN. E. T. POWELL. Memorial Service at Hay. On Sunday evening last, at Hay Parish Church, a memorial service was held for the late Councillor Evan Thomas Powell, of the Swan Hotel. The members and officials of the Hay Urbtii District Council, of which the deceased was a member for several years, accompanied the Chairman (Councillor T. E. James) to the service, as also did the brethren of the Welsh Border Lodge of the R.A.O.B., of which too deceased was an enthusiastic member. The relatives present were Mrs. Powell, widow Mr. and Mrs. Pugh, Radnor Arms, Talgarth Mrs. Cochrane, Cock Inn, Bronllys Miss J. Parry, Cock Inn, Bronllys Miss Rose Parry, Swan Hotel, Hay Mr. and Mrs. Gwillim, Westbrook Mrs. Davies, Dowlais Mr. and Mrs. Parry, Hay Mr. W. Parry, Swan Hotel, and Mr. J. Parry, Bronllys. The Rev. J. J. deWinton (vicar) officiated. The special hymns sung were Shepherd Divine, our wants relieve," Father of all, from land and sea," "Brief life is here our portion," and On the resurrection morning." Miss Tunnard Moore played the organ. y 11 The Vicar took for his text St. John xiv, 1 and 2 v. In these days, lie said, when death was so constantly brought before them, they needed to turn their thoughts to the great reality of the life here and the life hereafter. They wanted to speak from their heart and feel the' reality of the joy of the life beyond. There was a tendency to dread to think of the subject, because they thought it was, going to cloud their life, but that was the last thing the Lord intended. They were children of the Light and their life should be lived in the sun- shine of the Light of God. The Christian religion never allowed them to think of death in any but a bright way. They could not help but be sorrowful, which was a different thing to being troubled. This life was but a moment compared with the life hereafter. From the text they learned that life hereafter was one that men and women could enjoy. Christ came from Heaven and knew this He came to earth and learned what their xneeds were and was in perfect sympathy with them. He knew the joy of friendship, He knew the joy of home life, joy because it was a permanent relationship and went on after death. The life hereafter was not a life of mere idleness the faculties God had given for use here they would be able to use hereafter. That life of activity which their brother Evan Thomas Powell had with the Urban Council and the Buffs was not lost now that he had gone beyond the veil, but would be continued. And what was that life ? It was a human life at its best, for they could not imagine anything but the best when in contact with God. Their home life, Church life, parochial life, town life. What was it for ? Surely it was a preparation to take their part as brothers in the New Jerusalem in love and joy. If there was one characteristic more prominent than another in their departed friend and .brother, it was that of a peacemaker. He was ever trying to make harmony amongst them and in this he did a great deal.
WHAT IS A JUMBUK? There are some curious terms in the Aus- tralian bush vocabulary, a writef in T. TV* Weekly tells us. ,A hotter is a man who works alone and lives a solitary life., A fos- sicker' is- a digger who turns over ground that has been previously worked, in the hope of finding precious metal that has been Over- looked. An 'outlaw' may mean a horse that is untamable, and a sheep is a 'jumbuk.' New arrivals from overseas are '"new chums,' and one of these works on a sheep or cattfe station to gain" experience, for which privilege lie sometimes pays a premium, is a 'jackeroo.' We have the plain turkey and the scrub turkey, neither of which are turkeys. An illicit grog shop is a sllv grog shanty.' The bush is eountrv on which ^he natural vegetation "still remains, Drcl is synonymous with unpopulated country, irrespective of its vegetation. The rino.er of <1 sheaving shed is the man who has shorn the greatest number of sheep at that shed during the season.
ENGLAND'S WETTEST SPOT. Seathwajte is the wettest spot in England, probably J. Europe,Says a contemporary. It consists of a farmhouse and three small cot- tages, and is situated in Cumberland, at the fool of the Stye Head Pnss. which leads over the mountains into Wastdale. Here took place the heaviest downpour of rain ever recorded in Great Britain in twenty-four hours. This hap- pened in 1897, when over 8in. fell; and there have been no fwer than seven. other occa- sions when falls of more than Gin.. but less than 8in.. have been officially measure, Seaihwaite's excessive wetness is due to its peculiar position rigM under the lee of the lofty Seafell group of mountains, the rain clouds breaking against the craggy peaks, and hurling themselves in almost continuous deluges into the little valley far below. Ac- companying the rain sometimes is the terrible "helm wind." a sort of local cyclone, which is been known to tear buildings bodily from "\ir foundations and to lift pedestrians into the air and hurl them, mangled and lifeless, uown the mountain sides.
EVOLUTION OF THE PENCIL. When the Egyptians, Romans, and other ancient races wrote on papyrus or parch- ment their instrument was a pointed reed. When they used wooden tablets or wax they I made their letters with a sharp stylus cf bone r bronze. It is true tat a bronze nib w as found at Pompeii, and that silver pens were ¡ sometimes used in the Middle Ages, but they s'ere merely the curiosities cf princcs and I,, ep, men, and until the nineteenth century tie quill was the only pen in common use ( among Western peoples. The pencil as we | now know it was an even later invention. says th/9 (ririphi' The earliest black lead pencil known in history was mentioned in a boo); printed in Zurich in 1565; but it was not un.i the eighteenth century that the little stick ol l graphite enclosed in wood becamc familiar to t all classes of society.
THE WEEK'S GARDENING. flINTS TO ALLOTMENT WORKERS. A sowing of turnips may be made now to come into use in the autumn. The white- fleshed varieties are the best kind to grow, as they do not run to seed so easily, and the flavour is mild, in spite of being grown during hot weather. It is useless to sow the seed on poor, hungry soil, as growth will only be thin and weakly. A plot of ground may be used where any crops but cabbages, cauliflowers, or other members of the brassica family have been grown. Spread over the surface a layer of manure. This should be dug in about 9in. to a foot below the surface. Where the soil is heavy a liberal addition of wood ashes should also be forked in. The drills should be made about 15in. apart and tin. deep. A light dusting of superphosphate should be sprinkled along the bottom, and a little soil covered over it before the seed is sown. • • » 9 The onion crop is such a valuable one that a little care constantly given it will be well worth while. The bed should, of course, be placed where the young plants can get every bit of sunshine. Tall-growing plants, such as peas and runner beans, should not be grown near them, for they keep away both air and sunshine. Weeds must be kept down rigor- ously around the plants, for they take away the much-needed nourishment, and the hoe must be always kept going between the rows. With regard to applications of liquid manure, it is much wiser to give these weak and often than make them over strong, for then only harm is done. Three applications of liquid manure are far better for the onions than one very strong dose. A little trouble taken with the lettuce bed is well rewarded with a fine crop. Cos lettuces are perhaps harder to grow satisfactorily than the cabbage varieties, as they are so much more likely to bolt. The seed must be sown very thinly, for it germinates very freely. The bed should be watered before sowing, hut not just afterwards. The young plants should be thinned out as soon as they are of a fair size, and they can then be generously "watered. I A good place for a spinach bed is on the north side of the allotment, or in a position where the soil is iiioikt. Seed should be sown thinly in drills 15in. to lSiu. apart. The bed should first be well dug, and 'if at all c¥y, plenty of well-rotted manure should be worked into it. A little seed should be sown at ii time, as the plants come on very quickly, and all will be ready together unless succes- sional sowings are made. Endive is such a useful salad plant for the winter that it is as well to grow a smal1 row of it whenever possible. It does best in light, well-drained soils. Where the soil is heavy, a bed of light material such as old potting com- post, wood ashes, leaf soil, and so on should be made to a depth of 18in. Sow in drills 6in. apart. and thin cut gradually until the plants arc 1ft. apart. The thinnings can all be used for making a larger bed if desired. Blanching can be done in various ways. To tie the leaves close together is perhaps 'the simplest, but it is perhaps a more effective Way to cover the plants with a Sower pot or small box or pail. « Leeks which are being grown in trenches will be greatly assisted by applications of liquid manure, and during the early stages of growth. a sprinkling of sulphate of ammonia, given every fortnight, is very beneficial. As soon as they begin to grow strong and their stems develop they should be earthed np. If preferred, paper collars may be used instead of earthing. As the necks lengthen, the collars are shifted up so as to get as long a stem as possible of the blanched colour. Two of the worst insect pests which cause enc;less worry and work to gardeners are the I green and the black fly. The green fly not only infests roses and many another beautiful flowerim plant, but is to be found on food crops-lettuces especially are often covered with thetn. A good eure" is quassia wash, which can be bought- quite cheaply, but a home-made wash which does not cost much can oe made as follows: Dissolve two ounces of sof £ soap in half a gallon of boiling water, and then add half a tumblerful of paraffin'. p Stir this, well together and spray the plants infected with a syringe. The evening is the best time to spray/" aad it must be done thoroughly and frequently till they disappear. I Black fly can be treated in the same way, but it is much harder to get rid of.- and syringing should be done with gresfc force. A grub which last year caused a good deal of loss among potatoes grown on what had been waste land was that of'the rosy rustic moth. 'fhi" moth feeds upon the pith of wild p;ants and was buried in the soil which- was up for allotments. Not finding its proper food, it developed a liking for potatoes, and laid its eggs about the plants, and its grubs tunnelled into the stems and ate away the tissues, with the consequence* that the leaves turned yellow, the plants drooped and died. 1 in- has made its appearance again this year, but as more land is brought under culti- vation, it is less likely to be troublesome. But gardeners turning up waste land should bear the creature in noind and cultivate deeply zi ii,I keep down all weeds, so as to prevent the pest from having a home. 'In this way it should soon be eradicated. Watering crops is one of the most impor- tant of all the garden work, and it is very by iniudi-u'ons watering that plants are spoilt. It is best before watering to stir the soil around the plants and then to water thoroughly. If the earth is hard and dry the water just runs off and does not soak into the soii fo the reouired depth of 5in. to 6in. Water should be tepid, and it is a good plan to star ,1 a tub (if there is no rain-water tub handy) in an exposed place in the sun all day and use the water from this. This is far more bene filial than cold tan water. Watering sh"-v]d. of course, take place in the evening when the sun is setting or in the early morning. If the cutting of asparagus beds is to con- tinue for some time, thorough soakings of liquid manure be of immerse benefit to the roots. The beds must be weeded by hand re:-ilayly or they wall soon get into a very weedy condition, and it is most important to r-le•>■} if riiec fat stems are required. A eood drei i7 of salt at the present time encourage; the of the shoots and also l'eh to in olu"l". Do not r-ut asparagus for a longer period than is abso- necessary or next year's crops will suffer.
PARISH COUNCIL CLEUKS.—The forms 1:' an i notices required by Clerks tc Parish Conuci's and Parisb Meetings may be b otnlecd ta tbe 4 ounCty Timoa' Offices, Brecoa. Wilcockson, Brecon. BestiaBritish Hair Brushes i • Whiter Horn, Whalebone and Bristle. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, Tooth Brushes of all Sorts. I Nail and Cloth Brushes. Military Brushes IN cases HER CASES. Hand Mirrors, Shaving Sets, Shaving Brushes, Dressing Combs. FULL UP WITH GOVERNMENT WORK. HAROLD ELSTON, Trading as Harold Elston & Co., THE MODERN GARAGE, BRECON, t Wishes to state that owing to the above he is unable to accept any work unless accom- panied with a class "A" Priority Certificate. Agricultural & Pitwood Hauling Machinery WILL BE PUT IN HAFD IMMEDIATELY. Any class of repair by the Oxy-Acetylene Welding Process.must also ■ bear a Certificate. _11" ¿-i- T I SECOND-HAND FURNITURE. WANTED to buy privately, for cash, any quantity of SECOND- HAND FURNITURE. Best prices given. FOR SALE various lots. We are always adding to our stock. Don't miss "just what you wanted." Inspection invited at THE ARCADE, BRECON MARKET. BOWN & CO. 33, HIGH STREET, BRECON. iimmhw iii ipi iiiiii nm■milium in mi ihhhh ■ —i ii i — i ii iiiumi iiimiiiiii iipimiimmb ■ » n« ■■ TBKVi mi mil i' ff" THE SOOTH WALES JAMS AND MARMALADES. PURITY GUARANTEED. Scuth Wales Jam A Marmalade Co., Ltd., CARDIFF.
THE WEEK'S WORK. Sow hollyhocks for next year.. Stake and tie border plants as needed. Sow herbaceous calceolarias. Cut back arabis and aubrietias after flowering. Peg down verbenas. j Cut back overgrown lilacs. Pot freesias for early flowering. Lift earliest potatoes. Cease cutting asparagus. Sow globe-rooted beet. Water vegetable marrows copiously. Sow parsley for winter use. Give liquid manure to leeks in trenches. Plant, ridge cucumbers. Sow late savoys. Remove suckers from fruit trees. Take off blooms and fruits from recentlv-planted strawberries. I—
I BARGOED" COAL. THE MOST LASTING COAL IS II WELSH, J) THE BEST WELSH GOAL IS BARGOED. The only place obtainable in Brecon is at THE Breeonsliire Goal & Lime I CO. It ia-. se.d at all the Company's Retail Depota. Truck Loads (4 to 10 tons) Lnay be bad at ny Station in Wales at Factors' pricen. MEMORIAL CARDS FOR SOLDIERS AnI BAILORS.—WG have had compiled, for the special purpose of cheap postal conveyance, a book of new eamplea of memorial cards, at low prices. Many of these have been specially designed for Boldiera and eailore, and we tihall be pleased to eend the book on application