CEFN COED. I Preferment.—Through the promotion of the Rev D. Davies, curate of Vaynor, to the benefice of Talfechan with Glyn- collwng, the Rev E. L. Jones, B.A., of Brynmawr. has been offered and has accepted the curacy of the parish of Vaynor. Mr Jones has recently passed an examination at St. David's College, Lampeter, gaining the intSr B.D. He commences his duties in the parish next Sunday. Parish Council.—At a meeting of the Vaynor Parish Council at the Cefn Coed Infanta' School on Friday, Miss Betterton iu the chair. a letter was read from Mr Evan Morgan, butcher, Cefn Coed, pointing out that a portion of land on I Cilsanws which he had previously been refused permission to enclose, had now been enclosed by Mr David Davies. Mr Morgan, in addition, contended that his right of way to his own garden was thereby taken away, and he appealed to the Parish Council to tee that justice was done. It was unanimously decided j to refer the matter to the Yaynor District Council, the two parish councillors who sit on that body also to bring the matter forward at their next meeting.—Coun- cillor Harry Evans, B.A., B.Sc., reported that the deputation from the Parish Council had met the manager of the Merthyr Electric Traction Company. and, though they had been unable to secure that the car service from Cefn Coed should be restored as far as the Graham Street terminus, yet they had been given the promise that the manager would consider the possibility of running cars to connect with the trains leaving Merthyr Station—G.W.R.. R.R., and T.V.R. If that were done it would mean that about eight cars per day would run along the whole route from Cefn to Merthyr. The manager promised also that when the Board of Trade gave him permission he would restore the car service as it was before the war.—Pro- posed by Councillor Williams, seconded by Councillor George Rees, it was re- solved that the paths of the parish be walked by the councillors on the second day of the two days' general holiday that they anticipated for the celebration of the signing of Peace.—On Cilsanws is a large, fairly level part known locally as the "black patch," the favourite play- ground for children. Councillor Francis called the attention of the Council to the fact that the condition of the patch was becoming very dangerous and proposed that ashes be tipped there in order to level' it out and make a better and safer playground. This was unanimously agreed upon. Welsh Class Outing.—The Cefn Coed Welsh Class enjoyed a very successful char-a-banc trip on Thursday, visiting places of interest in Breconshire and .in this way following up their studies of the past winter session. Leaving Cefn Coed at 8 p.m. they proceeded through Brecon to Talgarth, where they visited the grave of Hywel Harris, the reformer, and the spot where William Williams, Pantycclyn, was converted by his preaching. After lunch at Builth they saw the monument erected on the spot where Llewelyn "Llyw Olaf" was slain, and at Llan- gammarch they stayed a moment at the graves of Theophilus Evaus & Theophilus Jones. At Cefn Brith they visited the farmhouse where John Penry was born and continued through Llanwrtyd to Llandovery where the Rev. J. Seymour Rees, instructor of the class, placed a suitably inscribed lafirel wreath on the grave of William Williams, Pantycelyn, and here they sang one of the fine Welsh hymns for which Williams, Panty- celyn, was so famous. A hymn was sung, too, at the grave of David Owen("Brutus"). The arrangements for the trip were ad- mirably carried out by Mr Thomas Lewis C" Mab-y-chynydd"), secretary.
I LLANGORSE. Visitors.—Llangorge is well-patronised and sought after by pleasure seekers this year. All the boarding houses have had to refuse a considerable number of ap- plicants for accommodation. Some are already booked up till September. Peace Signing and Celebration.-Llan- gorse was jubilant on Saturday when the news came that Peace had been signed at last. The Union Jack was immediately hoisted on the church tower, and every available flag in the village was soon waving in response to the glad message. Merry peals of bells were also rung at intervals till dusk. The Rev. Jason Thomas preached an im- pressive and appropriate Peace sermon at S. Paulinus Church on Sunday morn- ing at the 11 o'clock service.—At a pub- lic meeting recently it was decided that four .representatives from each place of worship should be appointed to assist the Parish Council in organising and carrying out the necessary celebrations at the appointed time. At the same meet- ing it was proposed and discussed that a much needed parish hall be erected as a memorial to the Boys of the Parish who have served in the ranks. A petition will shortly be submitted to ascertain the feeling of the whole parish with regard to the project.
BRYN MAWR. Market Hall given to the town.- Intended to be used as a memorial to the brave men of Brynmawr who have fallen in the war, the Duke of Beaufort has presented the town with the freehold of the Market hall, together with a very considerable frontage. The premises are held under a lease for 60 years, 25 of which are unexpired, at a ground rent of £10. This is one of many gifts the duke has made to Brynmawr, a town which very largely owes its development to the Beaufort Estate.
BUILTH WELLS. I The New -Vic-ir.-It is expected that the new vicar (the Rev. H. J. Church Jones), will be^ inducted to the living of Builth and Llanddewi'r-Cwm on July 23rd. New Pavilion Required.—A meeting of the sub-committee appointed by the Chamber of Trade to consider the ques- tion of a pavilion was held on June 24th, I Mr John Ward presiding. The com- I mittee were unanimous in their opinion I that a new pavilion was essential to meet the requirements of visitors, and decided to divide the town into suitable dis- tricts for collecting subscriptions. tricts for collecting subscriptions. Tar Spraying.—Now that the tav- spraymg ia the main street has been completed, the ratepayers are looking ) forward to the other roads in the town I being done, and they have confidence in the members of the Urban District Coun- cil having the work carried out before the July influx of visitors. Peace Day.—Very little interest was taken at Builth IVelis on Saturday in the announcement of the signing of the Peace Treaty. A few flags were put out when the news was received and by morning there were a few more. No official news of the signing of the peace was received until Sunday morirng. Victory Loan.—Mr J. Meredith Jones presided over a meeting of the Builth Wells and District War Savings Cem- mittee held on Friday evening, when it | was decided to hold a Victory Loan Week. The officials of the local banks and the post office have promised support, and an effort is being made to secure propaganda balloons for distribution of leaflets in the rural districts. On Wed nesday last week the Chairman of the Urban Council convened a meeting to discuss the advisability of having a Loan Week, but the attendance was very small and the matter was referred to the War Savings Committee. Obituary.—We regret to record the death of Master Richard Egerton, the 14 year old son of Mr and Mrs Egerton, "Hard wicke," Garth road, which took place on Saturday last after a long illness. The funeral takes place to-day (Thurs- day) at the Churchyard, after a service at the Wesley Church, where the deceased was a regular attendant. Visitors.—There is a record number of visitors in town for this time of the year, although the weather has been cold and unfavourable for holidays. United Service.—The second quarterly united service under the auspices of the local Free Church Council was held at the Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday evening, when all the other services were abandoned. There was a large congre- gation. Before the service began, as an appreciation of peace, the Doxology was sung. The preacher was the Rev. R. A. Howells (pastor), the singing was con- ducted by Mr Frank Davies, and Mrs Morgan (Lucca) presided at the organ. General Holiday.-Yesterday (Wed- i nesday) was observed as a general holiday in the town in accordance with a long- standing custom to close the shops for a whole day once a. year. In pre-war days the tradesmen had an outing, but the high railway fares prevented any excursion this year. it
Historical Items, There is an idea at Builth Wells that the old stables at the Lion Hotel, which are now undergoing alterations, only date back to 1829, the date of the present hotel. As a matter of fact these stables were in existence quite a century ago, and belonged to the Royal Oak Inn, which then stood upon the ground where the Lion Hotel now stands. It was at the Royal Oak Inn that Lady Lucy Hester Stanhope stayed when she first visited Builth in the summer of 1808. The inn was then kept by Mr and Mrs Jones, whose only child—-a girl-was at the time 13 years of age. Lady Hester, we are told, became very partial to the pretty, good-natured and sprightly Betsey Jones, and obtained the parents' permission for the young girl to accompany her in an excursion which she made from Builth that summer. It was at the Royal Oak Inn that her ladyship's coach and horses were kept, and probably it was in the old building which many years previously had been built out of the stones of Builth Castle that the famous coach horses were housed. The excursion was from Builth to Aberystwyth via Rhayader, and after a stay of a few weeks at Aberystwyth Lady Hester and her suite pioceeded to Tregaron. As the roads across that part of the country proved too rough for the carriage, she provided saddle-horses for herself and companions, and they rode over the hills to Llanwrtyd Wells, where they took up their abode for some time. The party consisted of Lady Hester Stanhope, Elizabeth Williams, her personal attendant, and Thomas Price, who was known later as the famous Carnhuanwc," vicar of Cwmdu, Brecon- shire. Lord Kensington's family,, in the summer of 1808, happened to be sojourning in another inn at Builth, and Lady Hester kept up friendly intercourse with them, and with all other persons of rank and station, or of education and talents, who chanced to come in her way. e
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I Buiiih Butcher Fined. ALLEGED CRUELTY TO A GREYHOUND. At Builth Police Court on Monday, Edwin Stanton Davies, High street, Builth Wells, was charged by Inspector F. W. Maynard. of the R.S.P.C.A., with cruelty to a greyhound the property of Mr n: J. Mytton, Weston House, Builth Wells. Mr Lewis Jones, Brecon, < prosecuted and Mr Reginald J. Owen, Builth Wells, appeared for defendant, who pleaded not guilty. Mrs Mytton stated that on Friday, May 23rd, she went down street for some meat and the dog followed her. Whilst she was making her purchase she heard the greyhound crying, and then saw it riin out of a passage belonging to Mr Edwin Davies and rush in the direction of her home. She went to the passage and heard Mr Davies saying "I had the better than the last time." She said to him "It was you who hit the greyhound the last time." A short time ago a piece of flesh about the size of a 5s piece was cut out of the dog's hip. Mr Davies answered her that "he would cut the in half the next time it came round the back." She then returned home and found the dog covered with blood and a pool of blood near the door. The tail was hanging and it had been nearly severed. The next day she went to Mr Railton, as the dog was bleeding, and he ordered it to be poisoned. In cross-examination by Mr Owen, I Mrs Mytton said that they became the owners of the greyhound in November la She had not received any com- plaints about it. She did not see any blood about the passage where the dog came from. She heard defendant's wife in the passage. Walter Phillips, employed by Mr T. S. Hamer, stated that he had seen the greyhound in the street some time before it came into the passage and its tail was then bleeding. P.C. Dew deposed that about 7-40 p.m. on the date in question he saw Mrs Mytton going down street in the direction of the "White Horse" with a greyhound dog following her. He afterwards passed the dog opposite the "White Horse," and noticed it very carefully as he had a fancy for greyhounds, and he did not see anything the matter with it. Witness was sure that the dog was all right when it passed him. Inspector Maynard stated that he examined the greyhound at Weston House and found the tail nearly severed -about seven inches from the tip, and only hanging by the skin. It bled freely when touched, and it appeared as if it had been cut by some sharp instrument. On May 24th he went to defendant's shop and told him that he was making enquiries about the greyhound dog which was seen coming out of his passage the previous evening. Defendant said Come here and I will show you." They went into the passage and from there into a little yard, and defendant took up a broom handle and said the greyhound was in, the shed and he hit at it and missed it, and then the dog rushed by him into the road. Defendant denied having hit the dog or having cut its tail. Witness did not notice any blood about the passage. He asked defendant if there was any one about the passage the previous evening besides himself, and the reply was in the negative After a long, consultation in private, the Bench decided to fine defendant £ 1 and also ordered him to pay £ 1 Is. advocate's fee. Mr R. J. Mytton then stood up in Court and said that now the defendant had been fined he wished to claim com- pensation, as he understood he was entitled to £ 10. The Chairman asked if he was pre- pared to prove that the dog was a valuable one. Mr Mytton replied that it was a well- bred dog and worth £ 10. Mr Owen said defendant had left the Court, but without prejudice he would offer 10/ The dog was over three years of age and after the second season grey- hounds were not so valuable, and Mr Eadie knew that. Mr Eadie disagreed with this view. Mr Mytton said he bought the grey- hound for 25/ and it was sold to him for that amount on condition that he would not say where he got it from. Mr Owen ttie'n pointed out that to deal with the case it would be necessary for Mr Mytton to enter a new information, as defendant had left the court. The Bench agreed, and the claim was not proceeded with.
DEYYNOCK. Scholarahip Examination.—An exam- ination for entrance scholarships to the Brecon County Schools was held at Devynock School on June 25th, when six candidates presented themselves. The supervisors were, as usual, Mrs Miller, Forest Lodge, and Mr Morgan Morgan, C.C., Aberllech, assisted by Miss Nellie Miller. Personal.—On Sunday, the pulpit at Devynock Parish Church was occupied by thp Rev. T. G. Jenkyns, curate of Ystradgynlais, the Vicar being away on a short visit at Llandrindod. The Rev. H. Evans, B.A., son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Evans, Sennybridge, has been appointed curate of Builth Wells, He is at present curate of Llanstadwell, Pembrokeshire. Local Snccess.-At the Royal Show at Cardiff, the 3rd prize for a Ryland ram (two shear and upwards) was awarded to Mr Edward Jones, Penybont, for his ram Talachddu Lord." K
ummm school TEACHFRS CLAIMS. Deputation Received by Conference of Education Authorities at Llandrindod. A deputation consisting of Mr Percy Morton, headmaster of Brecon Boys' School Miss B. A. Holme, headmistress of Carmarthen Girls' School Mr Dan Williams, of Cardigan County School, and Miss J. A. Perman, of Pembroke Dock County School, was appointed by a meeting of the secondary school teachers of Breconshire, Radnorshire. Carmarthen- shire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire, held on May 31st, to wait upon the Conference of Education Authorities of South Wales Rural Counties at Llan- drindod Wells on Saturday last. The deputation was duly received and put before the Conference the following resolutions 1. That the local Education Author- ities represented at the Conference be urged to adopt the scale of salaries put forward in the Departmental Committee's report for all the assistant teachers in their county secondary schools—minimum salary £180 per annum, maximum JE450 per annum. 2. That years spent in professional training, in actual teaching in any recog- nised school, or in military service for the war, be counted as school service and that the scale be retrospective as from April 1st, 1019. 3. That all teachers in their county secondary schools be placed immediately at their proper places in the scale, having regard only to their length of service, and not to the size of school in which they serve. 4. That the minimum salary paid to the head of each school be £ 600 per annum. 5. That in consequence of the present conditions, the County Councils of the counties represented at the Conference be asked to take immediate steps to make these salaries financially possible in the schools in their areas by levying a higher county rate. Mr Percy Morton, in the course of an able statement in support of the resolu- tions, pointed out that the Departmental Ccmmittee's report aimed in the first place at a good education, and put increases of salaries as essential to this end. It .showed that whereas in 1870 3 per cent of graduates went into busi- ness, in 1900 20 per cent. did so, and in 1913 39 per cent., and asked those who had to fix a scale to bear in mind that it should secure financial treatment likely to satisfy reasonable expectations and in addition offer other prospects of financial advancement for those who ren- dered specially valuable services, in order to get a fair share of the ablest young graduates. Mr Morton further pointed out that the Departmental scale of £ 180— £ 450 was not as high as that of the National Union of Teachers. It was not as high as that of the Assistant Masters' Association, £ 200— £ 20— £ 600. It was not as high as the actual working scales of some pro- vincial authorities. The teachers wished to be more than moderate in their claims. They were not, as they were advised to do by the Minister of Education, making any claim for a better financial status for the profession for these salaries, with prices at their present level, would not leave them as well off as they were in 1914—before the war—when they were admittedly ill-paid. They simply asked for a scale which would alleviate the intense pressure which some of them were sustaining, and such as would bring them some immediate relief. They hoped and expected that the local education authorities would go beyond this scale and voluntarily extend to the teachers unasked some of the benefits which had been pointed out as due to them. One half the increases made would be met directly out of increased Govern- ment grants, if the local authorities would contribute a reasonable share in assisting. If the rural counties would not do this, they either would not get efficient I teachers at all, or would not be able to keep them. He quoted figures from the Departmental report as to the migration of secondary school teachers from Wales to England, and the total loss of others to the profession in support of this assertion. After the other members of the depu- tation had been heard, the Chairman (Sir Francis Edwards) asked for a copy of Mr Morton's statements to be placed before the members of the Conference, and this was promised.
GLASBURY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours. S. Peter's Church. Sunday last was the patronal festival day for the Parish Church of S. Peter's. Sermons bearing on the lessons to be learned from S. Peter were preached both morning and evening and suitable hymns were sung. The flag floated from the tower to cele- brate the signing of Peace, and during the afternoon merry peals were rung by a band of bellringers from Llanelly, Breconshire, undpr the leadership of Mr Hyett. Congregational Church.—The School anniversary was heM on Sunday last, when the children gave solos, recitations and duetts. The Rev. D. C. Lloyd pre- sided and Miss Amy Lloyd was at the harmonium. The children were led by the superintendent (Mr Jenkin Morgan), who also provided tea for them during the interval.
3 E U L Death of Miss Amy Lamacraft.—We regret to announce the death of Miss Amy Lamacraft, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Lamacraft, Coedmawr, which took place on Sunday, June 22nd. Miss Lamacraft had been in delicate health for a considerable time, and the whole neighbourhood sympathises with the family in their bereavement. The funeral took place on Thursday last, when a large number attended. The Vicar (the Rev. J. Y. Evans) held a short service at the house, and the hymn "Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer", was sung. The remains were laid to rest in Eglwys Ocn Daw churchyard, the Vicar again officiating. The bearers 'were Messrs C. Paines, W. Price, E. Lewis and J. Parry. The chief mourners were the father and mother. Mr and Mrs Lamacraft (brother and sister-in-law), Miss Ethel Lamacraft (sister), Miss Lamb, Mrs (Dr.) Murray and Miss Williams. The following favourite hymns were sung Brief life is here our portion". and" J esu Lover of my soul" and the organist, Miss Phyllis Arthur, played the Dead March in Saul." The floral tributes were beau- tiful and were sent as follows :—From father and mother Fred and Gladys Eff and Ruth H. Evan-Thomas H. A. Evan-Thomas and Miss Evan-Thomas Rev G. L. Bourdillon and Mrs Bour- dillon Dr. and Mrs John Murray C. H. and E. Paines Gilwern Flo and Edie Mr and Mrs Haines and Tilly, Miss Hooper, Miss Jones, Miss Richards. The coffin (supplied by Mrs Price, Beulah) was of oak, with heavy brass fittings, and bore the inscription Amy Lamacraft, born Dec. 2G, 1884, died June 22, 1919." A memorial service was held last Sunday evening. Parish Councils and War Memorial.— A joint meeting of the Llanlleonfel and Treflis Parish Councils was held last Saturday evening in the Reading Room, to decide on the form of the memorial to local soldiers who fell in the War. The Vicar (the Rev J. Y. Evans) presided. Nothing definite was arranged, but the Vicar and Mr B. Davies, J.P., were appointed to consult with Mr H. Evan-Thomas and Lieut. H. A. Evan- Thomas, before a final decision was made. It was also passed unanimously that a public tea and sports be held on Peace celebration day.
j LLANGATTOCK, Peace.-The church bells rang merrily on Saturday immediately the news be- came known that peace had been signed. A special thanksgiving service was held at the church the same evening, when there was a large congregation present. The church was crowded on Sunday evening, when the thanksgiving was con- tinued, and an excellent sermon preached by the Rev. Rees, in charge of the parish during the absence of the Rector. The Te Deum was heartily sung at the close of the service. Wedding.—The marriage of Mr James Powell and Miss Emily Daw took place 1\ place at 11-30 a.m. on Monday last, the Rev. W. Evans officiating. On the en- trance of the bride, who was given away by her brother, hymn 281, "Lead us, heavenly Father," was sung, and at the conclusion of the service hymn 520, Love Divine." During the signing of the register, Wagner's Bridal March was played, and Mendelssohn's Wedding March as the wedding party left the church. The ringers afterwards rang a merry peal on the bells. The wedding breakfast was held at Maescelyn. Mr James Powell has been a bellringer and chorister of Llangattock Church for many years.
Llanelly, Breconshire. Performance of the "*Crucifixion. On Monday last a fine performance of Stainer's "Crucifixion" was given at Bethlehem Baptist Church by the choir and friends under the able leadership of Mr Trevor Richards. The chief solos were taken by Mr Weaver (tenor) and Mr T. Angel (bass) in their usual accom- plished style. Mr D. H. Gunter ably assisted at short notice. The choir, although not great in numbers, sang splendidly and the whole performance was admirably rounded off and given a beautiful artistic finish by the instrumen- I talists, Miss M. A. Pickering and her two brothers, who rendered great service. The entire programme, including the beautiful anthems, delighted the audience, and reflected great credit up6n Mr Trevor Richards, who, although he had several difficulties and disappoint- ments during the training, persevered and ultimately triumphed. The Rev. W. Rees proposed a vote of 'thanks to all who had taken a part in the concert, the proceeds of which were for the renovation of the Church.
VAYNOR. Presentation.—At the Vaynor National Schoolroom last week, the Rev D. Davies, on leaving Vaynor for Taffechan, was presented by Mrs Kirkhouse, on behalf of the parish, with a purse of Treasury notes and a dining-room clock. Mrs D. Davies was presented by Mrs W. Prit- chard with an entree-dish. There. was a large and enthusiastic gathering of parishioners. Shorthand Success. Miss Margery Watkins, Pengellifach Farm, Vaynor, was successful at a recent examination in Pitman's Shorthand in securing an Elementary Certificate. Her teacher is Miss Betterton, Cefn Coed.
j BUILTH POLICE COURT. —— MONDAY.—Before Mr C. W. Woosnam (cliaii-maii), Capt. Aubrey Thomas, Dr. Black Jones, Messrs H. T. Price, T. Williams and G. Eadie. THE IMUCF. (J: A CHALLENGE. Llewelyn Jones, Bank square, Builth Wells, pleaded guilty to having com- mitted a breach of the county bye-laws by provoking another person to fight on June 7th. P.S. George Davies stated that he heard defendant challenging another man to fight for £ 1 or for X I (I. Defendant was fined 7s. 6d. NO LIGHT. Charles Grocock, Builth Wells, was fined 5s. for riding a bicycle without lights on the road between Erwood and Builth Wells on the 9th June. P.C. Williams proved the case. A TRIAL HIDE Eliot Price, Troed-y-Bryu, Builth Wells, was summoned for riding a motor- bicycle without a license. P.S. George Davies stated that on I June 6th he saw defendant riding a motor bicycle on the Brecon road, and asked him to produce his licence. Defendant replied that he did not possess one, and that he was only trying the machine, as he was -endeavouring to sell it. Defendant told the Court that he only rode the machine for about 40 yards as a trial, as he Was advertising it in the local papers, for sale. The bicycle had not been in use for 2J years. The Chairman said the case would be dismissed, but the Bench considered that P.S. Davies was quite justified in bringing it before the Court. SCHOOL CASE. Frederick Morgan, Llwestfach, Llan- wrthwl, was summoned by Arthur Twist, school attendance officer, for neglecting to send Alice and Ada Morgan regularly to school. Mr Twist stated that Alice Morgan had only made eight attendances out of a possible 66 and Ada Morgan, previous to the date of the summons, had not been once at school. Defendant had been summoned before the District School Committee, but failed to attend. The children lived within two miles of the school. Defendant said that Ada was quite an invalid and he had been summoned once before for not sending her to school. He failed to attend before the District Com- mittee because he was not well. Alice had been kept at home because she had been ill for about a fortnight with influenza. The Chairman said that the medical certificate produced by the defendant did not justify his action in not sending Ada to school. It was the parent's duty to see that a child of ten years of age was attending school regularly or to produce a certificate covering the period that she was absent. Defendant would be fined £ 1 for neglecting to send Ada to school and 10s in the case of Alice. Defendant asked if he could have a month to pay, as he could not pay that day. The Bench said that he could have one day. The Clerk Will you pay the amount to the police at Rhayader next Wednes- day ?—Defendant Yes, I will. "ONLY HIM AND ME FOR IT." Thomas Jones, Clyn, Llanwrthwl, farmer, was summoned by Mr Twist for neglecting to send his son John Jones to school regularly. The Officer stated that the boy had not made a single attendance during a period in which the school had been open 68 times. The boy would be 14 years of age on August 3rd and could have been released from school at 13 years of age if his attend- ance had been satisfactory. Defendant said that he farmed 90 acres of land, six acres of which were under the plough. The Chairman How many are you on the farm ? Defendant There is "only him and me for it." The Chairman What work can the boy do on the farm ? Defendant He can do any work you like. The Chairman, after consulting the other members of the Bench, said that defendant would be fined 5s. ELAN VALLEY MILK CASE. Dyke Price, Elan Valley, farmer, was summoned for selling milk not of the quality demanded. Mr Lewis Jones, solicitor, Brecon, prosecuted on behalf of the Breconshire County Council. Mr James Campbell, inspector under the Food and Drugs Acts, stated that he took a sample of the milk being sold by defendant's daughter at the Elan Village on May 14th, and the analyst's certificate stated that the milk had been deprived of 19 per cent. of fat, and that there was 39 per cent. of added water. Defendant admitted that the milk was very poor, but said no water had been added to it by himself or his wife. The Chairman remarked that the cer- tificate of the analyst showed that 39 per cent of water had been added to the milk, but how it was added they did not know. Defendant would be fined £ 1 2s., including costs. Printed and Published by THE BRECON COUNTY TIMES LIMITED at the Bulwark and Lion Street, Brecon, in the County of Brecknock, THURSDAY, JULY 3rd, 1919, and registered at the General Post Office as a newspaper.
I senhybridgp:, .:i-oI! l.I. 'l i U\f The enlargement of the Stock Market.— On Tuesday evening Mr G. Garnans Williams, the well-known estate agent, of Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, and the agent for his brother, the Rev. A. Gar- nons Williams, Abercamlais (the generous donor of the site for the extension of the Market) met a sub-committee of the Sennybridge and District Voluntary Sheep Market General Committee, to mark out the land, which is nearly half an acre in area. The Rev. A. Garnons Williams, in following his father's foot- steps in granting this most beneficial gift to the district, will enable the Committee to develop the smithfield until it becomes one of the most up-to-date in South Wales. It must have been a great pleasure to the untiring secretary (Mr W. Williams, Bryncelyn) who had worked hard for over 15 years to build up the market, and had struggled with a big debt (organising many concerts, lectures, eisteddfodau, &c. to pay over 9 80 interest on the overdraft in the bank) to see the site doubled and an up-to-date live stock weighing machine installed and paid for, whilst there is nearly Y,200 in the bank against the £ 1000 expenditure that the committee will have to undertake for the improvements. The weighing facilities are now most up-to-date, and we under- stand more stock can be handled and despatched in this market than in any other in the county.
Llaniihangel Talyllyn. Peace Day Celebrations.—On Saturday last at the anticipated hour of signing of the great Peace treaty, a large number of paaishioners assembled in the centre of the village to celebrate the event. Ap- propriate speeches were delivered by the Rev. Idris Roberts (rector). Rev. L. Davies (Free Church minister), Mr W. Thomas (chairman of the Sailors and Soldiers Welcome Home fund), and Mr T. I. Powell (hon. sec. of the fund) also by Mr A. C. Snell (schoolmaster), who voluntary served his country for 3 years in the London Rifles. Rousing cheers were given for the King and the Royal Family, and for our brave sailors and soldiers. The English and Welsh National Anthems were sung, Miss Wil- son, Talyllyn, taking the solo. A chorus was also nicely rendered by the school children, after which the Doxology was sung. The beautiful flag, recently pre- sented to the church, was afterwards hoisted on the tower.
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