Sunday School Day. LLANDRINDOD OUTINGS. I After several unavoidable and unfortu- nate postponements, the Sunday school treats in connection with the Presbyterian, Baptist, and Congregational schools took place on Wednesday, when the weather was somewhat showery and fickle, marring the pleasure and suc- cess of these annual events. The Baptist scholars and friends bad tea at the Tabernacle schoolroom, sub- sequently adjourning to Trefonen fields, where games, sports, and competitions were indulged in. A very pleasant three hours were spent, but rain came on and necessitated an abandonment of the fun earlier than would otherwise have been the case. Before leaving, the children were regaled with oranges, bananas and sweets. The Presbyterian scholars and friends assembled at the Emporium Restaurant instead of at Baileyeinon farm, and a splendid tea was provided by the Emporium management. After tea, and adjournment was made to a field kindly lent by Mr T. Matthews, butcher, and races, games, &c., were indulged in till rain necessitated a retirement to the Empor- ium, where a further period was spent in in-door games. The CongregationaJ Church Sunday school ori- ginally intended to hold the outing this year at Dolberthog, but, owing to the inclement weather, the tea, given by Mr D. C. Davies (superinten- dent) and Mrs Davies, was held in the Central Hotel, through the kindness of Mr and Mrs Rees Jones. A large number of scholars and friends were present, and a curtailed programme of sports were held at Rliydllyndu, the principal winners be- ing :—50 yards, girls under 8-1, G. Harries; 2, ing :-50 yards, l?Villiains. 60 yards, bovs under G. Jones 3 L. 8-1, C. Price; 2, J. Brookes; 3, T. Williams. Three-legged race—1, S. Brookes and F. Price; 2, S. Jones and S. Pike; 3, E. Jones and T. Bur- ton. Girls' race—1, G. Davies; 2, 1. Parry. 100 yards, boys—1, F. Price; 2, T. Burton; 3, S. Pike. Long jump—1, J. Brown; 2, C. Swain. Girls, 8-12—1, O. Price; 2, E. Campbell; 3, V. Carr. Girls, class 5-1, G. Adcock; 2, N. Bur- ton; 3, R. Jones. Tug-of-war-S. Jones's team. Games were afterwards indulged in, the prizes being presented by the Rev. D. A. Davies, who was also able, through the kindness of friends, to present gifts to all the scholars. A vote of thanks to the donors of the tea and to all who helped to make the day such a success was heartily respond- ed to.
I Slipped off Step. I BUCKNELL MOTOR-CAR FATALITY. "The Old Toll Gate," Brampton Bryan, was the scene of a sad accident on Thursday. At the inquest, on Friday, it was stated that Mrs Emma Bodenham (wife of Mr William Bodenham, in the employ of Mr W. I. Davies, timber merchant, Bucknell), desired to send some things to her husband, who was at work near Ludlow. Mr Davies saw her in Bucknell, and, as he was driving in that direction, offered to take them, and Mrs Bodenham rode with him in his car from the station to her home, which is about half a mile away. On reaching there she is sup- posed to have slipped off the step of the car and fallen beneath it. When rescued she was uncon- scious and badly injured about the arms and head. Dr. Darrrfl, of Leintwardine, was summoned and promptly attended, but Mrs Bodenham died in a few hours.
Agricultural Co-Operation. I MEETING AT LLANDRINDOD WELLS. As briefly announced in our last issue, the quar- terly meeting of the South Wales branch of the Agricultural Organisation Society was held at. I Llandrindod Wells on Tuesday week. Statistics were produced showing that at the end of 1914 there were 6,788 members of the farmers' j co-operative societies in South Wales with a turn- ( over of £ 316,000. < Mr Lleufer Thomas, in a letter, suggested the appointment of a sub-commitee, representing the North and South Wales branches, to co-operate with the Government Committee on food supplies. The suggestion was adopted. Reports from societies were received regarding labour for harvest. Pembrokeshire societies look- ed forward to getting soldiers to help, as there II were large numbers stationed in the county. The Secretary stated that many societies had I sold produce to the War Office, and the transact- ions had been satisfactory to the farmers and the War Office. A joint conference of the North and South Wales branches was presided over'by Col., the I Hon. R. S. Cotton, Anglesea, in the afternoon, when Mr C. W. S. Bassett (secretary of the West Glamorgan Farmers' Association) read a paper on I co-operative insurance.
All Brecon Rings. I All Brecon rings with the best kind of proof- the word of fellow townspeople. Another Brecon man speaks here to-day. Mr W. J. Evans, of 15, John street, near the Barracks, Watton, Brecon, says :—"I have a lot of sitting at my work as a tailor, and I found it very trying to my back, especially when it was not well. The kidneys gave me trouble, for the pains were sometimes sharp and cutting in that region. I used to feel dull and languid, my head was painful, and I had dizzy attacks as well. There were also urinary troubles. I was advised to try Doan's backache kidney pills, and I am pleased I took this advice, for they have done me a great deal of good. After using these pills the pains lessened, the kidney system cleared, and now I feel very well. To any who are troubled with their kidneys I suggest they should take Doan's pills. (Signed) W. J. Evans." So many fatal diseases arise from kidney and bladder disorders that you should begin with Doan's backache kidney pills as soon as there are any such unmistakable symptoms of kidney dis- order as dropsy, rheumatism, bladder troubles, gravel, dizziness, backache, pain in the loins, etc. Price 2/9 a box, 6 boxes 13/9; of all dealers, or from Foster- McClellan Co., 8, Wells street, Ox- ford street, London, W. Don't ask for backache or kidney pills-ask DISTINCTLY for DOA's back- ache kidney pills, the same as Mr Evans had.
I. Knighton Savings Bank. I I HALF-YEARLY MEETING. I The 124th half-yearly meeting was held at the Offices, Wilcome Place, Knighton, on the 8th inst. The chair was taken by Mr Molesworth Ellis, and there was a good attendance of trustees and managers. The audited accounts for the half-year, which showed an increase in business, were laid before the Board, as were also the auditor's report, the list of balances, and the receipt from the National Debt Commissioners for the sum invested with them. In reply to a question, the actuary (Mr W. A. Collins) stated that the Bank was transacting business in connection with the War Loan. A letter from the Trustee Savings Banks' In- spection Committee was read, which, among other matters, suggested the desirability, "at the present time of national need," of encouraging the de- posit of small savings in the Bank. The actuary was instructed to consider the question of the es- tablishment of a penny bank, as had been done by some other savings banks, with a view to en-' couraging thrift amongst children, and to report to the trustees and managers- tliereon. Mr Molesworth Ellis and Mr J. C. Jones were added Y- the list of trustees.
————————- » A Llandovery Controversy. I MAYOR THREATENS TO RESIGN. At a meeting of Llandovery Town Council on Saturday a letter was read from the agent of Mr Gwynne Holford, Buckland, Brecon, stating the writer had been informed that the council had ar- ranged to sub-let the plot of land which they rented from Mr Gwynne Holford to the proprietors of a menagerie, and that the landlord's consent should have been sought before any such sub-let- ting. He further objected to,, a menagerie being allowed on the spot. Mr Nicholas failed to see why this objection should have been raised now, considering the menagerie was allowed there two years ago. The Mayor intimated that he would be no party to the breaking of a contract, which stated there could, be no subletting without the consent of the landlord or his agent. If they were going to re- pudiate all agreements they could do so, but they would not find him there. He would pay his sovereign and resign. Eventually, Mr W. J. Esmond gave notice that lie would move at the next meeting that they in- quire into the circumstapces which nullified the resolution relating to the sub-letting of Green Lodge ground.
The directors of Lloyds Bank, Ltd., have de- clared an interim dividend for the half-year ended June 30th, of 14/6 per share, being at the rate of 18 £ per cent. per annum, payable, less tax, on July 31st. The dividend for the corresponding period of the previous year was at the same rate, also less tax. » 9 #
I Spa's Council. j Conveyances to Golf Links. I SNUB FOR FREE CHURCH COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of Llandrindod Wells Urban Council was held at the Town Hall, Llan- drindod Wells, on Friday evening. There were present :—Mr Tom Norton (chairman), Mr J. Coombs (vice-chairman), Mrs A. L. Careless, Dr. G. Vigars Worthington., and Messrs. W. A. Sims, J. L. Wilding, H. Page, T. Evans, W. Saunders, B.A., C. H. Williams and J. 0. Buf- ton, with the clerk (Mr D. C. Davies). Rats. Mr T. Evans called attention to the fact that a large number of rats were to be found in differ- ent parts of the town, and that they were a nuis- ance to householders, and, also, a source of dan- ger, as they might convey infection. The chairman concurred, and the matter was referred to the sanitary committee for consider- ation. Visitors and Golf Links. Mr T. Evans reported as to meeting of the hackney carriage committee, and added that they expected all hackney carriage proprietors to con- form to the rules and regulations of the council, and, if they refused to do that, the probability was that the licences would be refused. There must be an end to drivers refusing to take visi- tors to any places where they wished to go. Mr J. Coombs said there were many complaints about drivers refusing to take visitors to the golf links, and intimation had been given to some that their licences would not be renewed. He would be sorry to see some of these men lose their licen- ces, but they must conform to the rules and re- gulations of the council. Mr W. Saunders queried if the men only re- fused to go to the golf links, because, if so, he thought the position should be further considered. If he had a horse he should not expect it to go up the hill to the golf links. It was an extra- ordinary place to expect a horse to go to, with a load of people, too. Mr W. A. Sims agreed, and said if he had a horse plying for hire he would not take fares to the golf" links for 2/ He would rather go to Builth or elsewhere. The journey took a lot out of a horse, and what was wanted was better re- cognition for what the hackney carriage proprie- tors were doing. He thought it would be well to ?' have a meeting with the men concerned. It was a very vexed question, and careful consideration of the position was necessary. j Mr C. H. Williams said he was in sympathy with the last two speakers. The journey was al- most too much for the class of horse they had on the stand, and,, if the men objected to undertake the stand, aD d did 'lot think the y had an y right the journey, he did not think they had any right to coerce them. Mr J. Coombs pointed out that the committee had been given definite instructions, by minute, not to renew the licences of men who refused to take fares to the golf links. Apparently, some of the men had been "pitching the tale" into some of the councillors, but the council must not tell the committee to do one thing at one meet- ing and something else at the next. (Hear, hear.) There was a lot of truth in what had been said. He did not mind what decision the council came to, but, having come to a decision, the council must support the committee in carry- ing out the instruction given. Mr T. Evans agreed, adding that he had not been approached on the matter by any of the men. What was on the minutes stood, and, if the coun- cil wished it, varied notice of motion to rescind must be given. Mr J. 0. Bufton thought the best course was to leave the matter as it stood for the present, and to have a conference with the hackney car- riage proprietors in the autumn or winter, and then proceed to draft bye-laws, as had been pro- posed on a previous occasion. In framing the proposed bye-laws, they might be able to get one to meet the difficulty under consideration. The chairman pointed out that no fees were fixed by the council. If that were the difficulty, the men could settle it between themselves. He did not think the journey to the golf lirfks would do any damage to a horse if driven by a rational driver.. Dr. Worthington said his sympathy was with the horses, and he would like to know whether there was any way of finding out whether the horses were capable of doing the work. If the horses were fit for the journey, he thought the licenses-holders should be -required to carry out their undertakings. The clerk said the state of the 'horses (if un- fit) was a matter for the police. Mr J. L. Wilding said the proprietors had a tariff of their own. He bad driven horses along worse roads, and he did not think this journey was any hardship for a horse if it were properly driven. Mr Coombs thought the suggestion of a con- ference with the proprietors was a good one. Reasonable prices could then be fixed, but they must protect the interests of their visitors. Mr W. A. Sims supported the drafting of bye- laws, as suggested by Mr J. 0. Bufton, the bye- laws to include the fixing of a tariff. The report was adopted. The Water-Supply. I Mr J. Coombs, as chairman of the water com- mittee, said that, for the past two or three years, the expenditure in the three principal spending departments had been jumping up by leaps and bounds without getting any equivalent for the money. The mairmen of the three committees were asked to try and find out where the wastage was. The waterworks committee had been the first to take action, but that committee had been slow in the matter. The committee instructed him and the surveyor to confer with the water- men, with a view to effecting economies in pump- ing operations. A very full and detailed report had been submitted in regard to the tests which had been carried out, and ways and means of suggesting considerable economies had been sug- gested. The pumping plant was working well, and was very satisfactory, but there was a diffi- culty at the other end. The real troub),g was at the filter beds, and in these. getting clogged. In carrying qut the tests, valuable assistance had been given by Mr T. Evans, and he had been well supported by the committee as a while. He wa.s still of the opinion that the council made a mistake in not agreeing upon a complete water scheme which might have been carried out as re- quired, not necessarily at once, but to work up to. Something would have to be done sooner or later. In the meantime, they must look after the water with great care, watch everything very carefully, and prevent all wastage that they possibly could. If that were done, they might go on for a few years. Mr T- Evans said Mr Coombs had given a great deal of time to the matter, and had taken an enormous amount of trouble. He had worked out sheets and sheets of figures to arrive at con- elusions. He fully agreed that there was a great! deal of force in the argument that they must move, and move quickly. Dr. Worthington and Mr Sims complimented the chairman of the committee on the valuable work he had done and superintended, and, Mr Coombs having replied to some questions, the re- port was adopted, and the committee given power to purchase a sand-washing machine, at a cost not exceeding P-60. I Grand Pavilion. Mrs Careless, in moving the adoption of the re- port of the Pavilion committee, said it was a re- velation to the committee to find out what great needs there were in connection with the repair of this building. The surveyor had drawn up a very full report, but, owing to the late state of the season, it was absolutely impossible to do some of the work at present. The committee had also considered the care of the Dingle, and she believ- ed all would agree that the committee bad done a wise thing in placing this under the care of Mr David Edwards, who they all agreed was a most satisfactory employee of the council. Mr Coombs, in seconding, said tHe work at the PaviKpn was somewhat urgent, and, if it were not done at the earliest possible moment, the cost would be considerably greater. Mr R. Page expressed surprise at seeing such a serious report in reference to the state of the Grand Pavilion. Before any of the work was done, an estimate of the cost should be submitted. The report was adopted, and the committee in- structed to get in tenders for the necessary work. Ugly Fence. I The offensive hoarding in Prince's Avenue was once again brought before the council, Mr C. Hi Williams suggesting that some creepers or climfo- ers should be planted in vicinity of the ience. By that means, he thought, an eyesore might be turned into something that would look very nice and be an advantage. The chairman said he had been in negotiation about this fence, and he was very hopeful of get- ting it removed altogether, at the cost of the es- tate, if the council would agree to the erection of a wire fence. The matter was not yet settled, but he and the clerk hoped to shortly have an in- terview with representative of the estate in Lon- don. 11 Fire Brigade. I Mr J. Coombs pointed out that the fire brigade had been somewhat disorganised, in consequence I of several of the men having enlisted or resigned their positions. No practice had taken place for some time. He feared they would be in a sorry mess if a fire broke out at present. I It was agreed that the matter should be con- sidered by the sanitary committee, and the cap- tain asked for a report. I Finances. The clerk and the chairman of the salaries' committee called attention to the unsatisfactory state of the financial position. Instead of having a balance of £ 800 as two years ago, or £ 500 as last year, there was an overdraft of ZCIOO, and that night many cheques were being passed which they had no right to ask the treasurer to pay. Heavy sums were due to the Unions in respect of county and poor rate, and it was not very digni- fied for a public body not to be able to meet these payments when they fell due. I U.D.C. Association. I It was reported that the chairman and clerk hoped to attend the approaching conference of the Urban District Councils' Association in London, and that Llandrindod Wells had secured repre- sentation on the executive of the association for three years. There were 33 towns as candidates for representation, and it was a very great honour for Llandrindod Wells to have been elected to one of the six seats. I Snubs for Free Church Council. I A letter was read from the Secretary of the Free Church Council, stating that the council had passed a resolution protesting against the action of the council in giving permission for Sunday concerts in the Grand Pavilion, and asking the council to receive a deputation on the matter. The letter went on to ask the council to take steps t-e secure the earlier closing of licenced houses in the event of more troops coming to Llandrindod Wells. The clerk said the latter matter was not within the scope of the Urban Council. Mr C. H. Williams said there were only about four people at the meeting of the F.C.C., and he moved that the letter be laid on the table. The chairman said nothing could be done till September if they granted permission to send a deputation. Mr Coombs thought Mr Williams's proposal was rather discourteous. The F.C.C. was a body which had great weight in the country, and, if a similar request came from the Rector of this town, it would not be treated in the manner it was proposed to treat this request. He moved that a deputation be received. There was no seconder. On the, suggestion of the chairman, it was agreed to ask the clerk to reply to the letter and explain the position. Resignation of Surveyor. I A letter was read from Mr H. Crab tree, sur- veyor and inspector, giving three months' notice to vacate his position as from June 19th last. It was decided to accept the resignation and to advertise for a successor. Mr Coombs moved that the commencing salary be fixed at £ 140, and this was seconded by Mr J. O. Bufton. Mr Sims moved an amendment that the salary be fixed at jE135, and this was seconded by Mr R. Page. Messrs. Sims and Page were the only persons who voted for the amendment, and all the rest voted for X140, which was therefore carried. The Registration Bill. I The clerk referred to the duties which would be imposed upon the urban authority if the Bill were passed, and discussion took place as to whether voluntary assistance should be given to the clerk. or whether paid assistance should be given. Most councillors readily offered to render assistance, but Mr Coombs said it was practically impossible for him to do the work. Eventually, it was agreed, on the motion of Mr J. O. Bufton, that the council should pledge itself to do everything within its power to facilitate the distribution and collection of registration papers and to render any further assistance. Mr Coombs offered the ser- vices of a clerk for one day. and conveners for each ward were appointed. It was also decided to direct all council officials to assist. Tenders. I The tender of Messrs. Potter Bros., of Shrews- bury, was accepted for the supply of water-proof oil cart covers. Tenders were opened for the supply of wrought iron unclimbable railing, 4 feet high, for fencing in the Dingle, but, as there was some confusion in the tendering and some doubt as to whether 4ft. or 4ft. 6in. fencing was required, the matter had to be deferred. Miscellaneous. I The M.O.H. (Dr. Murray) reported that there were 9 births and 10 deaths last month, two of the latter being amongst visitors. The rainfall for May was 2.82, and for June, 2.39. Corres- pondence was proceeding with regard to the ap- pointment of a charge-nurse for the infectious hospital, but, before an appointment could be made, it would be necessary to make the rooms for the nurse more comfortable than they were at present. The waterworks committee reported at length with regard to certain proposed it,- arrangements in the hours of running the water-pumping plant, a special report from the surveyor having been presented in reference to the matter. The pro- posed changes had been tested, and were recom- mended for adoption, with thanks to the chairman of the committee (Councillor Coombs) for the trouble he had taken in the matter. The commit- tee recommended the payhient of a war bonus of 2/- per week to Edwin Rogers (waterman) till the termination of the war. The clerk had been instructed to make enquiries as to the cost of a sand.washing machine. A change in the coal supplied for the pumping station was recommen- ded, and the Radnorshire Council wrote stating that they were ordering coal as requested by the committee'. The report of the roads' committee was largely occupied with matters relating to the tar-spraying recently carried out, and the work in Temple Avenue West. The Pavilion committee reported having con- sidered a full report from the surveyor in refer- ence to repairs required at the Grand Pavilion. The recommendations were generally approved by the committee, but, in view of the advanced state of the season, it was. decided to postpone the work till the autumn, except the re-puttying of the glazing and the painting of the outside wood- work, which it was recommended should be pro- ceeded with at once. „ The estates' committee reported that certain plots in the gardens adjoining Brookland road had not been properly cultivated, but that the whole of the allotments at the Gate farm were in good condition. The plans' committee recommended the follow- ing plans for approval :—Coach-house at Fron- heulog for Mr Tom Norton, motor-garage at Ash- by House for Messrs. Walter Davey & Son, ad- ditions to Rossbank for Mr J. R. Hopton, and a workshop for Mr J. E. Roberts at 11, Maple Ter- race. A plan of a proposed workshop at London House for the Gas Co. was not recommended for approval. The report also dealt with a, number of buildings which had been erected without plans being first of all passed. The finance committee recommended that a war bonus of 2/- per week should be granted to David Edwards, pump-room attendant, and that correspondence with the Victoria Hall, Ltd., should be entered into, with a view to the dis- continuance of the lighting of the town clock, so as to save expense.
Mr G. T. Matthews, a New York tea merchant, and native of Breconshire, has presented a big quantity of his tea, known as "Te-y-Brenin" (the King's tea), to Welsh soldiers at the front. The tea has been divided between the 2nd Battal- ion Royal Welsh Fusiliers and the 3rd Monmouth- shire Regiment. This is not the first occasion for Mr Matthews to show his interest in Welsh sold- iers, for, he defrayed the cost of sending the Welsh-American people's gifts to the soldiers from New York to this country.
Mr. Lloyd George. Unexpected Visit to the Spa. HOW HE SPENT HIS SUNDAY. SPEECH AT A CONCERT. The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P., Minister of Munitions, paid an unexpected visit to Llandrindod Wells over the week-end, arriving at the Gwalia Hotel by car on Saturday evening. He was accompanied by Mrs D. Lloyd George and Miss Megan Lloyd George, Sir J. W. Murray, Chief of the Imperial General Staff and First Military Member of the Army Council (ex-M.P. for Aberdeen), and Miss Murray. They were I suitably received and heartily welcomed at the Gwalia, but it was a great disappointment to the I distinguished visitor, and still more so to Mr Edward Jenkins, the manager, an old personal friend of the Minister's, that be was away at Aberystwyth for a short holiday. On Sunday morning, the hon. gentleman and several members of his party attended divine ser- vice at the Baptist Tabernacle, where the preacher chanced to be the Rev. Owen Thomas, Baptist .minister, of Dolau, Nantmel. Mr Lloyd George's presence was soon known in the town, and a number of people assembled to witness the con- gregation leaving the church. They lined up for the party to pass out, and they were unexpectedly saluted, but rnere was no formal demonstration other than was in keeping with the spirit of the -iday. The hon. gentleman was quite at home in the church, and chatted pleasantly with some little children who happened to be near him. Except for the courtesy of the stewards he would have dropped into a back seat, and, perhaps, have re- mained quite unnoticed by many. After the service he went for a stroll over the Common, remaining in the vicinity of the Lake for some time, and chatting with several friends whom lie chanced to meet there. After lunch, he again sought the beautiful fresh air of the cele- brated Common, and was there from about four o'clock till nearly seven. After dinner, he and his party attended a private invitation concert at the Hotel Metropole, which was specially arranged in his honour by the Hon. Mrs Llewelyn and Dr. Llewelyn Jones Llewelyn, of Bath, who spend in any months of the year at Llandrindod Wells, Where the latter has a large clientale amongst visitors. The Hon. Mrs Llewelyn belongs to one of the oldest Welsh families, her father, the late Lord Headley, being a direct descendant of the royal house of the Wynns, of Gwydir. The concert was arranged at very short notice, but the or- ganisers took up their project with intense en- thusiasm, finding support from all whose interest was solicited. Singers were brought from Ynys- hir, Dolau, and Llanyre by car, and the assistance of Mr Thomas' choirs were readily given. The concert took place in the Lounge of the Hotel Metropole, and the guests included the Itight Hon. D. Lloyd George, Mrs Lloyd George, Miss Megan Lloyd George, Sir James Murray and Miss Murray, and many distinguished visi- tors, the town being represented by Mr J. O. Bufton. The chairman was Mr J. Thomas, J.P., of Ynyshir, who is a cousin of Sir W. J. Thomas, and he presided over the proceedings with much geniality. Calling upon a solist to sing "Bach Cymru," he said, amidst cheers, that the soloist Would sing in the presence of the gteatest boy of Wales, adding that Sir James Murray would say that his only fault was that he was born in Wales and not in Scotland. Dr. Llewelyn Jones Llewelyn explained that the concert was really the outcome of Mrs Lloyd George's recruiting speech at Greenway Manor, & few weeks ago. She there stated that there was a. lamentable shortage of sand-bags, which were an urgent necessity to the troops on active ser- vice, and she made an earnest appeal to the women of Wales to give all the assistance they could in the effort that was being made to meet the de- ficiency. He had iO doubt the appeal would find 4ready response. leers.) In assisting their gallant men to deft., the trenches, they were in a most direct manner defending their own hearths and homes. (Cheers.) The programme of the concert included songs by Mr Glyndwr Thomas, of Ynyshir, who possesses a. splendid baritone voice, which gave immense delight to all; Miss Lloyd, R.A.M., the distin- guished soprano soloist of Ynyshir, whose splen- did voice was heard to .great advantage; Miss Mary Thomas, daughter of Mr John Thomas, of Dolau (who is a young singer of much promise); and Mr Powell Jones, of Pantpurlais, who gave excellent renderings of the solos, "Light of the World" and "Lead, kindly light." Mr Thomas had his mixed voice choir and his ladies' choir in attendance, but, unfortunately, time only permit- ted of the former taking part. This was a great pity, as the finished and refined singing of the ladies' choir would undoubtedly have given great delight to all. The mixed choir sang, by request, the Welsh National Anthem (twice) and "The Soldiers' Farewell," the blend being perfect and the singing delightful. The rendering by the choir of the renowned hymn-tune, "Aberystwyth," Was also immensely appreciated, especially by the English and Scotch visitors. Mr Glyndwr Thomas, at the call of the chairman, sang the popular Scotch song, "Annie Laurie," in honour of the presence of Sir James Murray, the render- ing being full of spirit and sympathy. Miss Thomas's selection was "Home with the angels." Sir James Murray congratulated Mr Thomas on the delightful singing of his lovely choir, and Mr Lloyd George personally complimented several of the young people belonging to the choir, and, also, spoke in glowing terms of the magnificent singing of Miss Lloyd and Mr Glyndwr Thomas. The chairman ventured to ask the Hon. D. Lloyd George to address the audience, observing that the whole nation was magnificently respond- ing to the call which he had sounded since he had become the Minister of Munitions. He himself Vas prepared to go down into the pits and cut three or four tons of coal per day if that was ne- cessary. (Cheers.) Mr Lloyd George said he had really come to Llandrindod Wells for rest, recuperation, and tjuiet; 6ut the pressing invitation of the genial chairman to say a few words was simply irresist- ible. (Laughter and cheers.) He had been touch- ed by his patriotic remarks. (Cheers). The Army needed coal quite as much as theo Navy did. Without an abundant supply of coal they could not hope to secure the rapid manufacture of ex- plosives which was necessary if their brave men were to have the chance of saving their lives in the -terrific struggle they were now engaged in. (Cheers.) The colliers had manifested great patriotism. (Cheers.) Over 200,000 of them had already enlisted. In fact, they had been, if any- thing, too patriotic, because they were really want- ed more in the coal fields, where they could help their comrades at the front in a more effective man- ner. The miners who had joined the Army and rendered service at the front had revealed great -qualities, qualities of great bravery. (Cheers.) Their conduct on the battlefields had been equal to the best traditions of the British Army; and he ,could say from first-hand evidence which he had received from the front that they had shown con- spicuous courage, amounting almost to reckless- ness, and the very greatest tenacity. (Cheers.) He made a strong appeal to the miners who were left behind to work harder than ever, assuring them of the tremendous urgency of the need and of the fact that their service was of the utmost value to the nation. (Cheers.) He then went on to say that he had to thank his friend Dr. Llew- elyn and the Hon. Mrs Llewelyn for their great kindness in providing that concert. (Cheers). Just as Welsh coal was essential for the Welsh miner so Welsh music was essential for a tired Welshman. Their thanks were also due to the ladie3 and gentlemen who had entertained them with their exquisite singing; and to the choir for their delightful music. (Cheers.) He would also include in the vote of thanks the services of their -chairman, whose genial conduct had tended great- ly to the pleasantness and success of the concert. (Cheers.) With their permission, he would not only propose this vote of thanks, but second it as 'Well, and put it to the audience. The proposal was heartily agreed to, and the -chairman briefly responded. The accompanists were Miss Donnan (Alltycoed), Miss E. Bentley, L.R.A.M., and Miss Hewells (Emporium), and their splendid services and beau- tiful accompaniment was heartily acknowledged. The collection realised a sum of £ 8 Os 6d. The distinguished party left the Gwalia on Monday morning, about 9.30, and were accorded a ^ery hearty send-off. They travelled to Stratford-on-Avon on Monday, oompleting the journey back to town on Tuesday. We are glad to add that before leaving the Gwalia, the hon. gentleman stated that he had & verv pleasant visit, and was going away refresh- -e. The hon. gentleman was looking exceedingly ell, and if anything a little less grey than twelve months ago.
Clear off the Flies." I TEME COUNCIL'S REQUEST. The monthly meeting of Teme Rural District Council was held on Thursday. Mr J. Bevan presided, and the other members present were Rev. E. W. Brown, Mr G. Deakin, Mr Thomas, Mr J. Pugh and Mr P. M. Matthews. A letter from Llanfairwaterdine Parish Council requested the District Council to repair a ford near Melina Grog, which is at present in a dangerous condition. In reply to Rev. E. Brown, the sur- veyor said the place had been gradually going bad for years, owing to the continuous action of the stream, and, after discussion, the Chairman, Mr I Thomas and Mr W. A. Roberts (surveyor), were asked to visit the ford in order to ascertain what repairs would be required. I The surveyor's report estimated for quantities of stone to be placed on yarious parts of the dis- trict roads, and stated that a new culvert would be required on the road near Cubbage, which would necessitate some reconstruction of the road on ac- count of the awkward levels. A request also came for a footbridge near Lower Trebert. There had been a road there some time, but it was now regularly used as a footbridge by several children going to and from school. The matter was referred to the Llanfair Parish Council, as the work belonged to them. The inspector (Mr Cadwallader) reported that the dwelling-houses in Kinsley road which he had visited were in good sanitary condition, and every- thing was all right, excepting two ash-pits. He had given instructions that these should be put in order, and the work would-be done at once. The clerk read a letter from the L.G.B. with re- ference to the grouping of councils in the same county. He reminded the council that a previous communication had been sent to them on the same subject. It did not affect them at present, but, when the appointment of a new medical officer be- came necessary, the council might have to be grouped with other Shropshire councils for medi- cal purposes. Rev. E. W. Brown mentioned that they had been asked to try to clear off the flies as much as they possibly could. The matter was very import- ant, because these insects were responsible for a great deal of disease. The strictest cleanliness should be observed, and everything which was like- ly to assist in breeding and harbouring flies should be destroyed. It was agreed to take the usual annual holiday, so there will be no meeting of the council during the month of August.
Llandrindod Wells Grand Pavilion VISIT OF ARTHUR ROBERTS. The Grand Pavilion announces for this week an important and special engagement of the world- renowned comedian, Mr Arthur Roberts, supported by his London company in two one-act plays, a farcical playlet, entitled "The importance of be- ing another man's wife," interspersed with a high-class vaudeville entertainment, and conclud- ing with the convulsive screamer, "Till Sunday- or the girl who took the wrong (towing) path." This is the first apearance of Mr Arthur Rob- erts at Llandrindod Wells, and there is no doubt that crowded houses will be accorded him. This great comedian was a particular favourite of the late King Edward, and appeared before his Ma- jesty more times than any other actor. He was known as the man who made the King roar with laughter, and, among his possessions, none is prized more than a beautiful scarf pin given to him by King Edward, which he nearly always wears. His engagement therefore reflects greatly the enterprise shown by the Grand Pavilion man- agement, and will rightly be one of the events of the season. It is therefore important that seats should be reserved early to prevent disappoint- ment. The Irish Ladies' Orchestra continue to provide delightful music in the Recretaion Ground and Grand Pavilion. The Sunday concerts are well supported by visitors and residents.
I JUMBLE SALE AT BRECON. Under the auspices of the Brecon branch of the Farmers' Union, a supplementary sale was held at the Cattle Market, Brecon, on Tuesday (fair day). Mr W. J. Price, auctioneer, in opening the sale, made a strong appeal to the farmers for their sup- port and although only a few animals were put up for sale a good sum was realised. A lamb, given by Mr Price, Cantref, was bought and given back to be resold by the following gen- tlemen :—Messrs. Davies, Pytingwyn,, 26/ Evans, Glanusk, 25/ Evans, Held, 25/ Dav- ies, Tygwyn, 24/ Phillips, Tylebrethos, 24/ Davies, Glandwr, 25/ Jones, Gwenffrwd, 25/ Thompson, Watton, 22/ Pugh, Gloscede, 22/ Price, auctioneer, 21/ It was finally sold to Mr Walters, Aberdare, 25/ A ewe from Mr Phillips, Penwain, was sold for 26/ A yearling sheep, given by Mr Davies, Llwyn- merched, was bought and given back to be re-sold by the following :—Messrs. Daniels, Llwynrhida, 18/ T. J. Phillips, Scethrog, 18/ Davies,, Danyreglwys, 18/ Phillips, Troedyrharn, 18/ Williams, Plasycelyn, 20/ Davies, Highgrove, 20/ Like, Trefeinon, 15/ and finally sold to Mr Phillips, Scethrog, 16/ A sheep, given by Mr Price, Tregare, was bought by the following and given back to be re- sold :—Messrs. Joe Quarrell, Hereford, 10/ Williams, Aberbran, 10/ Brewin, Modrydd, 10/ Prosser, Cwmdauddwr, 10/ Thomas, Tydu, 10/ sold to Mr Walters, Aberdare, 24/6. A pig, given by Mr Davies, Tygwyn, was bought by the following and given back to be re-sold :— Messrs. Davies, Gelynos, 10/ Jones, Pentwyn, 5/ Williams, Coygew, 5/ Williams, Llwyn- fron, /5/ Phillips, Trostre House, 10/ Jones, Porthgwyn, 5/ Jones, Gilfach, 5/ Davies, Ty- gwyn, 20/ Cash gift Mr Powell, Abersevin, 10/ Total, X29 is 6d. br728 ol
Llandrindod Council in Committee I BYE-LANV, S' CASE ECHO. The following is the official report of a meeting of the above council in committee :—The commit- tee met on the 18th June, there being present Councillors Norton (chairman), Coombs (vice- chairman), Evans, Williams, Sims, Page and (Mrs) Careless. The clerk reported that the jus- tices for this division had on the previous day finally settled the case to be stated by them in the appeal against their decision in the proceed- ings against a person for alleged breach of bye- laws, and that the case had been very materially altered from the terms in which it was drafted, on behalf of the council, by Messrs. Careless (solici- tors), including very important addition to the terms of the decision, as announced by the chair- man of the bench, and that, consequently, Messrs. Careless and himself were agreed, under the alto- gether changed circumstances; in advising the council not to proceed with the tlppeal. The com- mittee unanimously resolved to accept the advice of Messrs. Careless and the clerk, and to discon- tinue the proceedings.
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