GOOD WILL. If we survey the nation's problems and tasks in the spirit which Christmas- tide bids us apply to them, we shall see that they can be rightly solved in one way and in one way only. The same unfailing precept-as old as Christmas- tide itself-fits them all. At home, abroad, what is wanted is that great- hearted good will which the British people have so often triumphantly applied to their difficulties with dis- trustful, sullen, intractable people of all sorts and conditions. The vast work of necessary reconstruction after the war has been well begun and diligently advanced. Therefore we may with loyalty to conscience and honest cordiality bid those who suspect or pro- fess to suspect the nation's purposes, resolves and plans judge us by our record, and hope from us in future what our record so plainly promises. Confining ourselves for the moment to the outlook at home, we see revolutionary plotters amongst us, the unwearied sowers of discord in our midst. A salutary Christmastide truth was told them a few days ago by Mr C. B. Stanton, who has been miner, docker, miners' agent and is now member for Aberdare, when he said —" If only Labour will rise to its dignity, be true to itself, and cast out the would-be Trotskys and Lenins, there is a bright future before the country, in which poverty and unemployment will be seen no more, The Bolshies and mad-brained people who are misleading Labour to-day must be removed from our midst. Benefit will only come from a mutual understanding, and not by preaching class war." We quote this message of a genuine and trusty repre- sentative of British Labour not because we think that the lesson of goodwill needs to be preached to the working classes alone, but because we fear that they are in special danger of losing sight of its importance to them, as sharers in the nation's weal or woe, in these days of constant agitation for the betterment of their conditions. As individuals the Christmas message still has a force and meaning for them: viewed in the mass, they do not seem to feel its universal appli- cation. Yet. whatever form of government we may have. whatever further changes in the direction of State control of the means of production may take place, it will be necesary for the « mass, as well as the individual, to show the spirit of goodwill—to be ready to co-operate for the common good, to consider the rights and needs of others as well as their own selfish aspirations-if our dear country is to have a happy and prosperous future. Never was it more necessary for us all- high and low, rich and poor-to realise that there must be goodwill towards men" if we are to have "peace on earth."
TALGARTH. EVERY branch of Dentistry at- Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours. The Mart as Housing Site: Public Meeting.—A public meeting of rate- payers of Talgarth and farmers from the district was held at the Town Hall on Friday evening to consider the proposal of the Hay Rural District Council to acquire the ground where the mart is held as a site for cottages under the housing scheme. Mr D. Evans, Great Porthamel, was voted to the chair.—Mr F. G. Price, auctioneer, remarked that after going to a great expense in putting up pens at the top of the orchard they had to remove them to the bottom. They had a weighing machine which cost over £ 11)0 and they were pitching the grading pens. If the Hay Rural District Coun- cil took the ground they would have to look for another site for a mart.—Mr D. P. Hopkins, Bronllys Court, a member of the District Council, said they had an order from the Local Government Board to provide cottages under the housing scheme. Several sites had been recom- mended. but the Goverment Inspector had not approved of those submitted to him. The houses would cost, according to their architect, about 1800 each. When the Inspector came the field opposite the Drill Hall was submitted to him. but he held it would be too expen- sive to build there. Then he inspected an orchard near the New Inn and also a field on the Green, but did not approve of either; but thought the Bell Orchard was an admirable site. The Council could only build four houses there and four in a field near the school. The question of the Mart was raised, as they had one of the best Marts in the county. The auctioneer had gone to a great expense both in fixing and removing the pens and was further improving them but it would be useless going to further expense if the ground was taken as a building site.—After a good deal of dis- cussion it was unanimously resolved to send a deputation to the next Hay Rural Council meeting, to consist of the Chair- man (Mr D. Evans), Mr F. G. Price (auctioneer), and Mr Jenkin Evans, Great House.—A vote of thanks to the Chairman closed the proceedings.
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BRECON. INVALID WIN-ES.-In cases of nervous debility, weakness, and as a general pick- me-up, try Meredith's Meat and Malt Wine at 5/6 per bot.-Meredith & Sons, The Stores, Brecon. THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR CAR is in its Coach Work. Send it to Harold Elston & Co. to be repainted and trimmed. First-class work guaranteed. Fancy Dress Dance.—A very success- ful fancy dress dance, organised by the S. David's Welcome Home Committee, was held in Llanfaes Parish Hall, on Thursday last. Dancing from 8 till 2, a large number thoroughly enjoyed them- selves. whilst the great variety of fancy dresses added a pleasing brightness to the gathering. The prizes for the best fancy dresses were awarded as follows:— Ladies, 1st Miss Doris Bevan, Llanfaes, "Oxo": 2nd Miss Hilda Tovey, "Old Victorian"; Gents, 1st Mr Eddie Jones, "Santa Claus"; 2nd MrWilloughby Webb, j "'Red Tape". Mrs J. D. D. Evans, j .Ffrwdgrech, and Mrs Simon, Vicarage, f were the judges: Mr D. Chambers acted II as M. C.. and Mr B. Peck supplied the music. The refreshments were given by I ladies of the committee and the whole I of the proceeds devoted to the Parochial Welcome Home Fund. ) WALL FLOWERS. FORGET-ME-NOTS, Pansies, Polyanthus Geums, Coreopsis, Canterbury Bells, &c. strong Plants now ready.—QUARRELL, Florist, Brecon. Charles's Celebrated Corn Cure, 1/3 per bottle, by post 2d. extra. Gwillim, I The Chemist, Brecon. Postern School Christmas Tree and II Concert.—There was a very happy "breaking up" party at the Postern Church School on Friday last. A Xmas tree which bore a present for every child had been provided through the generosity of a number of friends of the school. and the children gave an excellent entertainment which was much appreciated by the I visitors. Among those present were I Miss Bevan. Mrs Tudor, Mrs M. F. Thomas, Miss Thomas, Mrs Jones (Tredurn), Mr and Mrs Wallace, Miss Griffiths (Mount street), the Rev. E. E. Davies, the Rev R. Keble Williams, and Mr R. Price, who made a good "Santa Claus." The entertainment programme, I for which great credit is due to Miss Morgan (headmistress) and her staff, was as follows:— Carol, "Chime the bells," the school; dramatised game, "Teddy Bears", Class II (infants); Carol, "Good Christian men," Upper Division; recitat- ion, "Coaxing Santa Claus," Ronald Price I song, "Nightingale," Classes I and II I (girls); sketch, "Santa Claus," Class I (infants); song, "Come along Santa," the school. A bun and an orange were given to every child on leaving, the gifts of the Bishop Swansea. FIRST CLASS HOODS made and re- covered in a few days.—Write for par- ticular and quotations, Harold Elston & Co., The Modern Garage, Brecon. Military Intelligence.—From Friday's "London Gazette":—"Temp. Lieut. Vernon R Hughes, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, relinguishes his commission on account of ill health caused by wounds, and is granted the rank of Captain." Capt. Hughes, who was very seriously wounded in the war is the son of Mrs Hughes, Ship street, Brecon. OLD CotERS AND TUBES made like new by the well-known Harvey Frost process. All tubes returned within 24 hours.—Harold Elston & Co., The Modern Garage, Brecon. NUMBER 350 TABLETS for Rheumatism, Gout and Sciatica are sold by GWILLIM, The Chemist Brecon. Price 1/3 and 3/6, by post 3d. extra. R.A.O.B. Whist Drive and Dance-— Another very successful whist drive and dance promoted by the Usk Lodge, in aid of theR.A.O.B. Orphanage and Ben- ovolent Fund, took place at the Town Hall on the 17th inst. There was a I large attendance and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Bro. J. Powell, C.P., was M.C. for wh!st, Bro. Rfcg. Price, C.P., was M.C. for dancing, and Mr Turner's orchestra played admirable accompaniments for the dancers Re- freshments were provided by Bro. J. Fullard, C.P., and the general arrange ments were carried out by a committee, with Bro. H. J. Roberts, K.O.M., as secretary. The prize winners were Whist Gentlemen-1 Mr C. West, 2 Mr W. James, 3 Mr Rawlings ladies-1 Miss G. Edwards, 2 Miss Lichfield, 3 Mrs Crabbe. Waltzing competition—1 Mr Webb and Mrs Crabbe, 2 Mr Bert Jones and Miss Lewis, 3 Sergt.-Major House and Mrs Thomas. The Lighting Order.—At the Borough Police Court, on Monday-before the Mayor (Mr W. F. Parry deWinton), Mr David Powell and Mr C. J. E. Large- D. J. Thomas, of Talachddu Farm, was fined 5/- for using a trap without the rear lamp being alight Howell Davies, of Pannau, Llanfrynach, was fined 10/- for driving a trap without lights, and David Havard, a carter, was fined 10/- for driving a cart without lights. Out of Hours.—Before the Mayor and Mr C. J. E. Large, at the Borough Police Court, on Monday, Jno Thomas, licensee of the "Blue Boar," the Watton, was charged with supplying intoxicating liquor during prohibited hours, and James Michael, a baker's driver, was charged with consuming. Mr W. Jones- Williams appeared for the defendants and admitted the offences, but stated that the landlord, who was in ill-health, gave Michael a pint of beer in acknow- ledgment of kindness shown him.—The Bench fined Thomas 10/- and Michael 5/- —P.c. D. Thomas proved the case.
CRICKHOWELL. Property Sale.—At the Bear Hotel, on Thursday, Mr A. J. Thomas offered for sale by auction several lots of freehold and leasehold property at Crickhowell. Victoria House, High-street (until re- cently in the occupation of the owner, the late Miss M. J. Coward), was with- drawn at £700. Two leasehold houses in Castle-road, occupied by Mr Hughes and Mr D. J. Morgan (monthly rents 9,1 3s. 4d. and Yl, apportioned ground- rents JE1 5s. and £1 per annum) were bought by Mr D. J. Morgan at JE430 and JE230 respectively. Another 1easahold house in Castle-road, occupied by Mr Wilfred Townsend, at a monthly rent of El (apportioned ground rent £1 per annum) was bought by the tenant for £ 250. Two leasehold dwelling houses in Castle-road, occupied by Mr Robinson and Mr Powell at monthly rents of 15/- and 16/- respectively, a garage let to the G.W.R. Co. at 915 10s. per annum, and a shed let to Mr P. Morgan at 9 1 per annum (ground rent £ 3 per annum) were withdrawn at JE350. Mr J. R. Jacob, Abergavenny, was the solicitor acting in the sale. Young Helpers' League.— The 17th annual collecting-box opening in con- nection with the local branch of the Young Helpers' League (Dr. Barnardo's Homes), took place at the Percy Davies Institute, on Friday last, when there was a large attendance of senior and junior companions. Mrs J. J. Watkins, the president, again very kindly provided tea. Mr F. T. Hurley, in the absence of Mr T. Vaughan (treasurer), said that the total amount collected was' £ 11 3s. 7d., and this created a record in the history of the branch. The prize given by Mrs J. J. Watkins for the collector whose box contained the largest sum, was won by Jack Price, the amount being f, I Os. 7d. Silver badges were also awarded to May Addis and Florence Hurley, for good work done in collecting. Mrs Watkins, in acknowledging a vote of thanks, which was proposed by Mr Hurley, and seconded by Mr T. H. Thomas, said she was deeply indebted to the collectors, and all who had rendered such valuable assist- ance to bring about such a success as they had realised. She was all the more pleased because this year was the jubilee of the homes. She also paid a tribute to the ladies who had worked hard in mak- ing garments. Concert.—A very successful children's concert was held at the Clarence Hall on Tuesday evening, the 16th instant, when the proceeds were devoted to the local War Memorial Cottage Hospital. The hall was crowded, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the good things that were provided. The promoters, Mr W. J. Allen, Miss Emily Jones, and Miss Annie Jones, were warmly thanked by Mr E. Pirie-Gordon for their kindness in providing such an excellent evening's amusement in aid of so worthy a cause. The programme was as follows :—Open- ing chorus, "Give a Cheer to the Boys"; action song and dance, "The Family"; action song, The Jolly Postmen"; play, Amateur Barbers action song, Goodnight, Mr Moon"; chorus, Fal de ral di roo action song and tableau, Like This" action song and dance, Three Modest Quakeresses" humorous musical comedy, Mrs Mulligatawny's Spring Cleaning." Personal. Congratulatioy to Mr Thomas Lewis on the high encomiums that have been bestowed upon him on giving up numerous public appointments he has held with honour, some of them for nearly 40 years. The Board of Guardians have already conveyed their appreciation of the faithful manner in which he has discharged his duties, and the Registrar General of Births, Marriages and Deaths has sent Mr Lewis a letter in which he said I am to take this oppor- tunity to thank you for the very satis- factory manner in which you have performed your duties during a long tenure of office." 1849.—During certain structural alter- ations taking place in Church-street, the front of an old stable and loft were taken down last week. These premises were originally a place of worship, and on a stone in the front wall, which has now been removed, was the following inscription "Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1849." It is understood the premises are now to be used as a motor garage and stores. Danycastell Church. — Last Sunday evening the pulpit was occupied by Principal Prys, of Aberystwyth, who, with his family, is.staying over Christ- mas with Mrs J. J. Watkins, of Green- hill. A very able and appealing sermon was preached to an appreciative audience and all felt most grateful to the Principal for the message delivered. At a meeting of the Church, following the public service, a resolution was adopted congratulating Mr R. W. Jones, B.A., late headmaster of Lewis's School, Pengam, on the bestowal of the M.A. degree recently conferred upon him by the University of Wales. Mr Jones was born in Crickhowell and his parents were members of the above named Church. Breconshire, and Crickhowell in par- ticular, has every reason to be proud of this honour conferred upon one of her sons who, though spending the most of his life in an adjoining county, has never forgotten his Breconshire connection nor failed to interest himself in movements for the benefit of his native shire. Mr Jones is residing, temporarily, at Der- Wendeg," Crickhowell.
A Pleasant Surprise.—The scholars of Mount Street Infants' School each re- ceived an orange from an anonymous lady donor, on "breaking up" for the Xmas holidays, a gift for which they and the Headmistress (Miss Fisher) and staff ,were very grateful.
HAY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours. Football.—A very exciting match took place on the Hay ground on Saturday afternoon. Great local interest was aroused, as the competing teams were the Town eleven, and the returned local Territorials. A remarkable game was the result, both teams playing for all they were worth. It ended in a draw- 4 goals each. The Late Mr Allen Price.—The death occurred last week at the age of 22 years of Mr Allen Price, son of Mr and Mrs Albert Price, of Heolydwr. Deceased had not been in good health since his demobilisation. He was at home for a rest, but no improvement was shown and an operation was decided on, which took place at Brecon, under which he succumbed. The funeral took place at Hay on Friday. It was largely attended and much sympathy was shown. Holidays.—The Day Schools of this town closed for the Christmas holidays on Friday last. Marriage.—At the Baptist Church on Wednesday, the 17th inst., the wedding took place of Mr Meredith, son of Mr I Meredith, Goblin House, Bryngwyn, and Miss M. Harris, daughter of Mr T. Harris, Whitty's Mill, Clyro. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jones, Painscastle. Octogenarian's Death. The death I occurred at The Croft, Middlewood, on Monday, the 15th inst., of Mrs Morgan, late of the Parks, Peterchurch. Deceased was in her 85th year, and was well-known and respected in the district. The inter- I ment took place at Llandilo on Thursday, the 18th inst.
GLASBURY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at I Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook II House, Hay, daily, all hours.
LLANAFANFAWR. Wedding.—A wedding of great local interest took place at Pisgah Chapel on Wednesday, the 17th inst., the con- tracting parties being Miss Eleanor Ann Laura Jones, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Jones, Hafodranker, and Mr David John Powell, eldest son of Mr and I the late Mrs Powell, Cefn Coed. The ceremony was performed by Rev T. James, Pisgah. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a Saxe ) blue dress and hat to match, with diamond ring and pendant, the gifts of the bride- groom. The bride's gift to the bride- groom was a watch chain and pendant. Two bridesmaids were in attendance, j Miss D. M. Jones (sister) and Miss Maud Powell (sister of bridegroom). They I wore grey charmeuse dresses and hats, j with gold brooches, the gift of the bride- groom. Mr Price Powell attended his brother as best man, and many friends were present. Owing to Mr Jones's (Hafodranker) accident the wedding was a quiet one the married couple going straight from the chapel to Swansea where the honeymoon is being spent. G.F.S.—The quarterly meeting was held at the Vicarage on Wednesday, the 10th inst. Several cards of 7 years' 1 membership and two long service cards were presented by the Vicar, and the members were entertained to tea.
ERWOOD. EVERY' branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery; Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours.
CWMDU. I Omission.—From the report of the concert held at the School which appear- ed in last week's columns two recitations given by Miss Blanche Thomas and Mr Sidney Bufton were inadvertently o: itted. Personal.—Mr John Owen, Aber- gavenny, who is often at Cwmdu helping at concerts or eisteddfoddau, has been appointed one of the conductors at the next National Eisteddfod to be held at Barry. Ploughing Match Meeting.—After an interval of nearly 6 years it was decided at a meeting held at the School on the 17th inst., to start again the hedging and ploughing competitions in connection with the Cwmdu and Pengefnffordd Farmers' Association. Messrs W. Powell (Wern) and W. Morris (Blaffnaumawr) the Secretary and Chairman desired to retire, and Mr Sydney Bufton and Mr J. Morris (Cwmforest) respectively were appointed to fill their places. After some discussion it was decided to hold the competitions on this occasion at Cwmdu as the Pengefnffordd people were not quite prepared. Mr Ted Edwards offered to provide land and hedges and a committee consisting of the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and a few others was appointed to view the ground. It was decided to ask Colonel Rees, Pendarren, to be the President and Coun. G. T. Christopher to be Vice-President. Whist Drive.—A capital whist drive was held at the School on Saturday last when a large company spent a very pheasant evening. Some good scores were recorded by ladies and gents. The prize winners were Mrs E. A. Jones (Llangynidr),Messrs Alan Hyde (Cwmdu), J. Roberts (Penmyarth), T. E. Watkins (Llangynidr), W. L. Jones (Llwyn- fedwen), and Miss Madeline Worthing (Cwmdu). Very useful prizes were given by the committee and presented by the Rector. Mr Sidney Bufton acted as M.C., and Mr Fox, confectioner, Crickhowell, supplied the refreshments. f
RSYSTEf PLAY AT Hay. The ancient practice of teaching Christian truths by' means of "Mystery Plays" is being revived, and on Monday and Tuesday, Llie IDlh and 16th inst., a Christmas mystery play entitled "ja6er Heart," by A. M. Buckton, was produced at the Parish Hall, Hay. For each of the three performances the hall was crowded to overflowing, and at the matinee (held on the Tuesday afternoon) representatives from different parts of the three counties which meet at Hay were present. The personages of the play are "Eager Heart" and her two sisters, "Eager Fame" and "Eager Sense; a poor and homeless family three shepherds and a young man three kings vision of the Holy Family and-choir of Angels, and unseen musicians. A chorus of about 30 per- I formers, with orchestral accompaniment, was stationed in a room at the back of the stage, which gave the effect of distance, and the stage was constructed to show the home of Eager Heart on the right and a starlit plain on the left. Prior to the commencement a short and very impressive address was given on the purport of the play, with a view to creating, where lit did not already exist. a right disposition towards it. Prayers I followed. Then was heard the singing by the unseen choir of the old carol "God rest you merry gentlemen" at the con- elusion of which an aged man spoke the prologue, which invites the audience to favour the simple story of "How the Lord I ot life and glory comes to honour Eager Heart." Then followed a pastoral sym- phony from Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" by the unseen orchestra, and the play proceeded. The leading idea is that Eager Heart," meditating on the tradition that I the Royal Child makes a sumptuous pro- gress through the land, prays to be I worthy but once to shelter Him, and makes preparation. She refuses to go with her gorgeously attired sisters to a banquet at a neighbouring palace, and after hearing the choir sing the "Gloria" believes the Royal Child is coming and goes out to meet Him. As she is leaving, a poor roadmaker and a woman, the. latter carrying a child, crave food and shelter, and she mercifully takes them in and gives them the food and wine prepared for her Lord. Again she starts out and then is heard the alto solo from Bach's oratorio, Slumber, Thou Heavenly Child." Further scenes without follow, with the shepherds, the unseen choir sing the Gloria," and the kings arrive with their gifts for the Lord of every age they are seeking. Another scene closes with the singing of the alto num- ber, "Prepare your hearts, children'' and of the response by the full choir, How shall I fitly meet Thee." In the next scene it is borne in upon the seekers, partly I through: the "stationary star," that the Royal Child is already in "Eager Heart's dwelling, and she finds Mary and the Child and Joseph where she left the strangers. The setting of this scene was brilliant and impressive. Again comes in accompanying music, the chorale I am not worthy" (alto) and the answer of the choir 0 simple souls," and during the adoration by the kings the chorales by the choir Behold the King of all the Earth," Behold the immortal Foe of Death." and Behold the Peace of all the World." On the approach of the shepherds the choir sang the shepherds' song. Sing we, sing we joyously to an old Manx carol tune, and the orchestra played Bach's symphony. Eager Heart" also makes her adoration. A subsequent scene deals with the arrival of the disappointed sisters who are too late to enter, and in the closing stages the choir gives the chorale This proud heart within me swelling," and the "Gloria," and finally the "Veni Em- manuel." To say that the whole production was a great success, so far as outward things go, is to say the least. The promoters and all who took part, whether on the stage, in chorus or orchestra, must have spared neither time nor trouble in pro- ducing such a seemingly perfect perform- ance. The cleverly arranged stage, fitted with electric light, the costly properties and dresses, the very effective contrivance for the vision of angels, the well-trained choir combining the requisite volume and modulation of tone, with pianoforte and quartette of strings accompaniment, and the reverent interpretation of all the personages, made a great impression.
BUILTH WELLS. Intermediate School.—On Thursday evening a very enjoyable breaking-up entertainment took place at the Builth Intermediate School under the presi- dency of the Headmaster (Mr Rees Thomas.) The programme included songs, pianoforte solos, dances, items by a Pierrot troupe, and games and mas- querades. The individual performers were the Misses Gweneth Edwards, Eunice Jones, Grosskopf, Bowen, Nellie Abery, Francis Egerton, and Clarice Pritchard, Master Emrys Jones and Mr G. R. Thomas.
Brevet Lieutenant Ccdone! David Stephen Robertson, late Royal Soota Fusiliers, has died at Pekin, Ciiina, from heart failure, following an operation. He wofe the oniy son of the late David Robert- son, publisher, of Glasgow. Four German soldiers who escaped from a prison camp in September hav* been arrested at Dinant. They bad been living with ten othess in oaves, aad steal- ing food by night from neighbouring lafHM. A relative of Edjnond Rostand mi re- oenily robbed in the Qare de Lpota, Paris* of a valise containmg all Rostand's letters to hia family, written when he was a young moo, whici| jg§a ipfrgglod Uf pobtab shortly. )
WOMAN'S REALM. DRESS — FASHION — HOME. ACCORDION PLEATING. Accordion-pleated dresses are going to be worn a great deal, a writer in the Queen says. Ma.ny of the latest creations of the are treated in this way, and it seems as though the spring fashions will continue this yogue. Accordion pleats axe jus.t ,as much em- ployed on gowns or tailor mades of serge as on those of taffetas, satin, chiffon, voile- de-lame, or silk. In some gowns the entire skirt consists of deep flounces; in others of one single flounce made ih flimsy mate- rial and shorter than the underskirt, which is' seen through the transparency. Coat-dresses may be arranged with several cross pleats, showing a plain ban-d down the front. Sometimes the skirt will have the front and back pleated and the sides plain, and at other times the con- trary is the case. With ekirto the effect is achieved without it being necessary to sew one pleated fold to one not pleated; it iseems that the skirt is first of all pleated all over, then the parts are pressed out which are to remain flat. A SMART WINTER SUIT. The distinctive winter suit illustrated was made of velours cloth, and was cut on Russian linee-. The coat is long, and is trimmEd with fur; the skirt is long also, and much fuller than many recent models.) All the new costumes show some tendency PATTERN No. 2,543. to greater width. The coat is an excep- tionally chic example, fastening on the IBft, side with a long row of buttons and loops. The waistbelt is folded, and also carries the buttons and loops. The efteeves are plain, and widen out a'trifle at the wrists. LEATHER COATS. Some people like to think that if women no longer wear high leather boots in the winter it is because of the scarcity of leather and the high prices it reaches. I am afraid, writes Francoiee Jardy in the Ladies' Field, women's coquettiahneas hardly ever obeys considerations of that order; and, in the present case, the best proof is that, if there seems to be no leather for boots, there still is enough foar coate. A SIMPLE BLOUSE. The charmingly simple hlouse below is made Of crepe-de-chine, which is hem- stitched as a finish. The collar is tied loosely in front in the old kerchief fashion, and thus arranged is very becoming. The blouse is out on Magyar lines, and i& has PATTERN No. 2,544. I elbow sleeves which widen oat in bell fashion. The hem-stitching is carried in two lines from under the arms over the shoulders, and it also trims the sleeves very daintily. The laouse-is wither full, and falls in pretty folds at the waist. A marrow belt holds in the fulness to the figure. TO-DAY'S RECIPE. PLUM PTJDDING.—One pound of sul- tanas, one pound vaisdns, two pounds currants, one pound oandied peel, 16ur to eight ounces sweet almonds, one pound fine brown breadcrumbs, one pound beef suet,, one pound brown sugar or half a pound sugar and four tablespoonfuls golden syrup, one pound flour, and eight tinned eggs or dried eggs. A good liberal pinch of salt. Allspice to taste, enough milk to make a stiff batter. Wash and pick over the fruit very thoroughly. Dry it on dean blotting-paper. Blanch and chop the almonds. Chop the candied peel and sost very finely, or put the peel through the mincer first and then the suet. Mix Baa flour well with the salt and breadcrumbs and sugar, and spioe and suet before adding it to the other bagre- dientfiL Mix the whoki together thoroughly. Add the liquid ana tne eggs, aim Deat tDA latter into the liquid for at least fieri minutes. If you cam obtain all ingredients Woman at Home. HOW TO OBTAIN THE FATTMK. We can supply paper patterns each week tI the sketch bearing the number below it Our patterns are specially cut for 118 fII8 designs expressly prepared for this cwam% and the cost of each complete psttini H Ski., post free. Address an letters, enclosing amount it has penny stamps for patterns, to whitefrlars House, Carrrvelitft-etre^ London, B.C. 4. Be sure and mention number of the pattern required wknff ordering. Patterns will be despatabNfl within three d»y» ot the reoelpt «f MS application.
COUNTY OF BRECON. RABiESa Monmcuthshim and District (Control of Dogs) Orders, 1819. NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, by the Monmouthshire and District (Con- trol of Dogs) Order of 1919 (No. 17), dated 13th December, 1919, have with- drawn from the Scheduled District re- ferred to in the above-mentioned Orders, the following areas in the County of Brecknock The Petty Sessional Divisions of Brynmawr and Crickhowell, such por- tion of the Petty Sessional Division of Merthyr and Penkelly (excluding its de- tached parts) as lies to the South and West of the River Usk, and such portion of the Petty Sessional Division of Defy- nock as lies to the South of the River Usk. HENRY F. W. HARRIES, Clerk of the County Council. County Hall, Brecon, 22nd December, 1919.
SUDDEN DEATH OF MR J. HANDO Mr Jno. Hando, for many years the head of the jewellery business of J. Hando Ltd., Brecon, died suddenly at Battle View, Battle, on Friday, where he had been living since his retirement about twelve months ago. Mr Hando had a serious bicycle accident some six months ago, which confined him to the house for a long time, and from tho effects of which he never completely recovered. It is remarkable, however, that he was at the "Forest of Trees" on the 10th inst., and then told his'friends that he felt better than at any time since the accident. He was 64 years of age, and leaves a widow and one son, Mr Arthur Hando, who succeeded him in his business. The District Coroner (Mr M. F. Thomas) held an inquest on Saturday, and recorded a verdict of "Death from natural causes." Mr Hando was well known in the wide district of which Brecon is the centre as a jeweller, and was very highly respected. He carried on an extensive business, took a considerable part in the social life of the town, and was an enthusiastic supporter of and worker for the football section of the Brecon Sports Club. He had also served the office of president of the Chamber of Trade, in the work of which he took a deep interest. He was a faithful Churchman and a Conservative. The Bishop of Swansea prefaced his sermon at S. Mary's on Sunday evening by a touching tribute to Mr Hando, referring to his long period of work as a sidesman, chorister and churchwarden (1910-11.)
A telegram or uianits for bis efforts to secure the early liberation of German prisoners of war still in France bas been received by the Pope from the Germaa Catholics Congress at Becklinghaosea. Westphalia. In 1900 the value or uport of rabbits from Australia was less than £ 5,000. The value of exports last year was nearly £ 700,000. There are now 24,000,000 rabbits in coM storage in Sydney, mostly owned by the British Government. Dr. Bashford Dean, curator in the ancient armour depai Iment of the Metro- politan Museum of Art, New York, is ef present in London, being oommiaakxned to travel through Europe in the inteeeqpe of the museum.
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