BRECON. 1 Motor Car for Hire—Harold P. Elstcii, 21, High street. All classes of repairs executed. f256 PERSONAL.—Mr A. Quarrell (florist), who has beeu lying seriously ill at his residence, is now making satisfactory progress towards recovery. NEW POTATOES and HOME GROWN TOMATOES. A. QUARRELL, HIGH STREET, BRECON. ■MINISTERIAL.—Rev. W. A. John, Congrega- tional minister, Blaenavon, occupied the pulpit at Kensington Baptist Church on Sunday. MOWING.—For prices, etc., apply to J. Evans, Breconshire Coal Wharf House, Watton, Bre- 397 con. 397 HOSPITAL FOR FOUNTAIN PB-Ns.-Any make Pen quickly and cheaply repaired.—A. Hughes and Son, Stationers. 683 Wanted, smart boys, in Brecon, to sell "t?he "Express," on Wednesday evenings—immediate- ly after school.-Apply, T. Rhys Jones, Man- ager, "Express," Brecon. lies the head that wears a crown," but not the head of her that sends her crown to Morris, The Grocer, for the finest value obtainable in Groceries, Fruits, etc. PRIZE LAMBS.—Mr T. Williams, of Penlan, was the winner of Messrs. Miller, Powell and Co. s prize. a.t the market on Tuesday, for the best pen of 10 fat lambs sold, which realised 38/6 apiece. APPOINTMENT.—Colonel Casson (South Wales Rprderers) has been appointed temporary brigade- general in the Dardanelles. Colonel Casson, for a aliort time, served as adjutant at Brecon Bar- racks. and made himself very popular. CRYPTIC.—This is how a well-known soldier in Brecon described his landing and whereabouts in France "We landed at went to I after that to are now at ——. going on to -——; so now YOU know all about it; going well, plenty of food." AT THE FRONT.—The friends of Sergt.-Major Charles Weaver Price will be interested to learn that he went to the "front" in France on the 11th inst., as Sergt.-Major of the 12th Battery, Motor Machine Guns, and attached to the 17th Division. The West Breconshire Farmers' Association Ltd., S. Ship street, Brecon, dealers in coal, lime, manure, flour, corn. meal. agricultural imple- ments and ironmongery of every description. Branches Sennybridge. Cradoc, Talyllyn. and Talybont-on-Usk. Deliveries arranged by our own carts. Prices on application. RECHABITISM.—At a recent competition, in con- nection with the Independent Order of Rechabites (Juvenile Section), on the "Emblem of the Order," Bro. Cvril Telling, of St. John's road, and Sister Violet Morris, Brynmawr Terrace, were both suc- cessful in winning second prizes with 317 marks each in classes C and D. respectively. Both are members of the "Adelaide" Tent, Brecon. A WHEELBARROW RIDE.-Margaret Yerbury, Newmarch street, appeared at the Borough Police Court on Monday and pleaded "guilty" to a sum- mons* for drunkenness. P.s. Evans, in reply to the mayor, said defendant appeared in court on the 9th November last. On this occasion she was Taken home in a wheelbarrow. (Laughter.)— Orde/ed to pay 6/6 costs. REMEMBER THE ABSENT ONES.—If you have a relation or friend who has responded to his country's call you would like a worthy reminder of him. Send me a Post Card or other photo, and I will supply you with an ENLARGEMENT in MONOCHROME, SEPIA or WATER COLOUR (framed or unframed), which I will warrant to giyp satisfaction. Prices from 3/- each, no can. vassers.-—Oscar Watkins. 13. Lion street, Bre.. ■c-on.. 729 -ST HOoi. ATTENDANCE.—At the Borough Police Court on Monday, Emma Murphy. Dinas road, was summoned for not sending a boy to school. Defendant said she could not get the boy. who was 13 years old, to go to school. After hearing Mr Leonard, secretary of the Education Com- mittee. the bench made the customary order for the boy's attendance, and intimated that if the order were not obeyed, they would consider an application to send him to a truant school. SOLDIERS' REST.—Mr and Mrs Glenelg Grant entertained the members of Cardiff Soldiers' Rest (conductor, Mr W. Long) and friends to tea at their residence in Cathedral road on Tuesday. Af- terwards the party journeyed to Porthcawl in motor cars, where they gave a concert to the sol- diers encamped there. The programme included items by Miss Gwladys Naish (soprano) and Mr Roland Butler (entertainer). Mr Grant (brother-in- law of Mr Sidney Robinson. M.P.) is well known 0 in Brecon and the county generally. SUDDEN DEATH.—We regret to record the death which occurred with tragic suddenness at Ystrad- gynlais on Tuesday of Mr Robert Smiles, formerly of Brecon. Deceased, who was returning home from work had a seizure and died almost im- mediately. Mr Smiles who was 47 years of age, was for many years employed on the Midland railway at Brecon and was a member of a well- known Brecon family. He was a widower and leaves two children The funeral takes place at Brecon to-day (Thursday.) SATISFACTORY REPORT.—The report of the Trien- nial Inspection of the Central Welsh Board in respect to the Brecon Boys' County School is a very complimentary one. It is as follows "The •whool is in a very satisfactory condition. Discip- line and tone are admirable. The boys take real pleasure in their work and feel that they are learn- ing what will be of use to them in after life. The members of the staff are competent and keen; it is possible to speak most highly of their enthus- iasm. their hard work, and their excellent teach- ing." MARKET.—There was a large attendance at th market on Tuesday, and prices for stock rulea high. Cows and calves—slow trade, £ 16 to C22. Beef, 9:td to lOd per lb. Young cows and maiden Wteifers, IOtd to lid per lb. Calves-stores 45/- to 60/ fat calves. X3 10s to £ 5 IPs. There was a large supply of lambs and trade was brisk, sell- ing from 28/- to 37/- apiece, or IOtd to lljd per lb. Very little mutton on offer; fat ewes 81d to 9d lb. Plentiful supply of pigs, but slow trade- porkers 13/- per score, small pigs (10 to 12 weeks old) 20/- to 24/ from 12 to 15 weeks old 251- to 30 stores, 40/- to 45/ WOUNDED SOLDIERS ENTERTAINED.—The wound- ed soldiers stationed at the Depot, were, on Wed- nesday, through the kindness of Mr and Mrs Mor- gan, entertained at Pantycorredd farm. The ladies of the Plough Congregational Sunday school were responsible for the treat and provisions. The party, which included a number of friends, jour- neyed thither by motor-car. After tea, a short musical programme was given to which the fol- lowing contributed :—Mrs D. G. Owen, Mr Evan Evans and Mr W. T. Jones. Mr R. W. Musk presided at the piano and also contributed a solo. Mr Walter Williams (Iscoed) acted as chair- man, and in a brief speech welcomed the wounded soldiers and wished them a speedy recovery. A vote of thanks for their kindness on the proposition of the pastor (Rev. R. J. Williams) seconded by Prof. D. Miall Edwards. was passed to Mr and I Mrs Morgan, and the Misses Morgan, Panty- corredd farm, to the ladies of the Plough Sunday school, and to all who had contributed. ELECTRIC THEATRE.—It is the general opmion among the patrons at the Theatre that the pro- gramme of this week is a "star" one, and full houses have been the result, mainly due to two artistes who are on the bill there; Miss Gretas Richards, the dainty soprano, whose beautifully clear voice is well displayed in several numbers from her repertoire, is accompanied with magni- ficent art pictures which are pourtrayed on the screen. Miss Gretta Richards's singing is of a. very high standard, and she is repeatedly encored nightly. Therefore, lovers of music should not fail to hear her! Mr Frank French, the talkative entertainer has met with an enormous reception, and is, without a doubt. an artiste far above the usual. His performance from start to finish is clever and refined, and his opening comedy mono- logue is greeted with roars of laughter. His stor- ies are also witty, whilst his songs are very smart and meet with much success. Changing from comedy to dramatic, one hears him to an advan- tage in the great patriotic monologue. "Business as Usual." Mr French has devoted the proceeds from the sale of this monologue to the purchase of cigarettes and tobacco for our brave soldiers and sailors at the front. Mr French has also received many letters of appreciation from notabilities, thanking him for his efforts in this connection, and the number of cigarettes, already despatch- ed, exceeds 40,000, with over 16 pounds of to- bacco.
MAESYBERLLAN. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—The anniversary ser- vices of the Baptist Chapel were held on Sunday, conducted by the Rev. R. G. Thomas (pastor of Kensington Baptist Church, Brecon). There were good congregations.
HAY. I COUNTY COURT.No disputed cases were before His Honour, Judge William Evans, at the county court on Saturday. FRENCH FLAG DAY.—Approximately, £31 was raised in aid of the French relief fund on French flag day, which was celebrated here on W ednes- day and Thursday of last week. MARRIAGE.—Rev. Herbert Allen, formerly a minister of Hay Primitive Methodist Circuit, was married to Miss Mabel Cook on Wednesday. The rev. gentleman is now minister of Swindon Pri- mitive Methodist Church, Malmesbury. PRIZES.—Miss Edith Cadman secured the prize for the best decorated bicycle in the procession on Wednesday, and the local fire brigade for the vehicle. The prizes were silk tri-colour French flags. Mrs Crichton (Wye Cliff) and the Hon. Mabel Bailey were the adjudicators. THE WAR.—Hon. R. C. Devereux explained to the magistrates, on Monday, that he had re- ceived a letter from the Local Government Board with reference to the appointment of a magistrate to settle disputes arising between farmers and re-, cruiting sergeants. Hon. R. C. Devereux was appointed for that division. CAMP MEETINGS.—The annual camp meetings, in connection with the Primitive Methodist Church, were held in Cae-Dowry (kindly lent for the occasion by Mrs Parry) on Sunday. Address- es were delivered by Revs. F. Moseley (Brighouse, Yorkshire) and Percival Tomlinson (Earlstown, Lancashire), the two newly-appointed ministers. The town band, under the conduc-torship of Mr W. Edwards, was in attendance. Collections were for Church funds. ALLEGED CRUELTY.—At the petty sessions, be- fore Hon. R. C. Devereux (chairman), and Messrs A oraan, E. Butler and J. Williams Vaughan, J. Morgan, E. Butler and Rev. J. J. de Winton, on Monday, Edith Bona Williams (Lion street) applied for an order of maintenance against Arthur David W illiams, her husband, on the ground of persistent cruelty. Mr E. Powell Careless (solicitor. Llandrindod Wells) appeared for the defence. The application was declined. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—A most impressive memor- ial service, to the memory of Sgt. Crompton. Lce.- Cpl. G. Jenkins, Pte. H. Lloyd. Pte. F. P. Pear- son. Pte. Oxenham. Pte. Chas. Lewis, Lce.-Cpl. H. Baker and Pte. Thomas Lewis, was held at the parish church on Sunday afternoon. The pro- ceedings. which took the form of a funeral service, was conducted by Rev. J. J. de Winton (vicar), I who made affecting references to the brave boys who had given their lives for the country. Mr T. P. West, Mus. Bac. (organist), touchingly played "Oh. rest in the Lord," and. at the conclusion, Mendelssohn's "Funeral March." Lord Glanusk's hymn, "Trust in God," was feelingly sung. There was a very large congregation. MILITARY. Sergt. George Woonton (26th Canadian Light Infantry and son of Mr Woonton, gardener to Miss V. de Winton, Laurel Cottage) has arrived in England and is stationed near Hythe. Second-lieutenant W. H. George (2nd Bedfordshire Regiment, nephew of Mr Charles P. Lewis. Castle street, tailor, and well-known in the town, was wounded on the 1st inst. He joined the London Artists' Rifles at the outbreak of war, and proceeded to the front in September. He has been through several engagements Lieutenant George was offered a commission, which he accep- ted 4 or 5 months ago. He was well-known in London athletic circles, being an enthusiastic Rugby footballer, cricketer and oarsman.
TALGARTH, D. Jones & Co.'s Summer Sale commences Fri- day, the biggest economy opportunity ever seen. See page 4 for further particulars ODDFELLOWS.—The half-yearly meeting of the Talybont District of Oddfellows was held at Peter- ston Lodge on Wednesday. A full report will appear in next issue. SUCCESS.—We congratulate Miss Mary Lewis, daughter of Mr and Mrs Lewis (The Limes), on taking her B.A. (Welsh University) degree. She followed her studies at Aberystwyth University College. OLD AND YOUNG should JOIN THE ARMY that are already using EVA --N'S' SPECIAL Blend of TEA. It is 6!d per i lb., but there is no bet- ter value. You just try it! EVANS' STORES. 731 Notice.—Readers and organisers, who desire reports of various local happenings to appear in the "Express," should, for the war period, com- municate with our district reporter, Mr W. F. Williams, Fern Lea, Builth Wells. PERSONAL.—Mr T. J. Williams (son of Mr and Mrs S. T. Williams), late of Ffosrhys. who has been in Canada over six years, is now back in Eng- land, training as a bomb-thrower in the Princess Pals Canadian Light Infantry, at Shorncliffe, Kent. COME AT LAST! M. DAVIES & SON'S SUMMER SALE. Don't miss IT! May we apologise to many of our customers, who failed to be served through our being so busy on our first Sale-day-Friday last. We respectfully ask their indulgence.-LONDO-N HOUSE. TALGARTH. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—A memorial service to Cpl. J. H. Smith ("F" Company, Brecknock Territor- ials), who died at Aden, was held at the parish church on Sunday. Rev. D. Williams (vicar) de- livered an appropriate sermon. Mrs Thomas (organist) played "The Dead March in Saul" at the close of the service. A muffled peal was also rung on the bells. BABY SHOW.—At Ward End (Birmingham) Band of Hope demonstration, on Saturday, a baby show was held, when Thomas Hilary Fryer Davies was awarded first prize for the best developed baby under 12 months of age. No less than 75 competed in the class, and the fine little fellow is a son of Mr and Mrs W. Davies, late of Montgomery and of a Talgarth (Breconshire) stock. DAIRY CLASSES.—These classes germinated on Friday, when an examination in butter-making was conducted by Miss Evans (instructress). Marks, awarded each pupil, have been forwarded to Aberystwyth for the purpose of issuing certi- ficates. Pupils, who entered for the examination, were Miss James (Trephilip. Bronllys), Miss Nellie Williams (Coalbrook Villa, Bronllys), Miss G. Prosser (Trevithel, Three Cocks). Miss M. Smith (Penmaes, Llanvillo), Miss Price (Glan- gwy. Boughrood), Miss Gittoes (Great House), Miss Evans (Brechfa, Llandefallel, Miss Wil- liams (Tredomain Court, Llanvillo), Miss Davies (Tanrallt. Llanvillo) and Miss G. Powell (Tower Hotel). Competition, during the course and at the examination, was very keen. and it is hoped the result will prove such that each pupil will receive a certificate. The pupils expressed thanks to the instructress for the satisfactory way in which she had conducted the course.
LLYSWEN. I DIED AT ADEN-NA-e regret to announce that Pte. Roger Jones. of "A" Company. Brecknock Territorials, has succumbed to apoplexy at Aden. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Gun- ter Jones (Trebarried). formerly of Lower House. He was a pupil of Hampton Grammar School, and, later, became a clerk at Hay Branch of the National Provincial Bank, a post he held until he enlisted at the outbreak of war. Pte. Roger Jones who was only 20 years of age, was well- known and highly respected. Much sympathy is felt for the parents in their bereavement.
CLIFFORD. I SCHOLASTIC SecCEss.-Miss Dorothy Price, eld- est daughter of Mr and Mrs J. J. Price (Hard- wicke House), successfully passed the county ex- amination for admission of pupil-teachers into ele- mentary schools. Miss Price, who is only 14 years of age, is the youngest child in the county of Hereford to pass the examination. She was coached by Mr J. Holden. headmaster of the council school here.
LLANAFAN-FAWR. I SUCCESS.—Mr Thomas Rees Evans (son of Mr William Evans, Llwyncynar) has recently been successful in obtaining the degree of bachelor of law (Edinburgh University). Mr Evans is one of the most brilliant pupils ever turned out from Builth Intermediate School. After leaving, he en- tered the Civil Service, and was fifth in the King- dom in the examination for second division clerk- ships-an examination of no mean difficulty. Mr Evans, while at Builth County School, headed the list in the honours' certificate of the Central Welsh Board. His friends, locally, will be de- lighted to congratulate him on his latest success in Edinburgh University. His brother, Wralter, also passed into the Civil Service from Builth County School. #
BUILTH WELLS. I Morris's for finest tinned fruits and salmon. Large variety of canned fruits.-Davies Bros. Gents' "K" Boots and Shoes at cost prices.— Wyles Bros. VISITORS.—There is now a noticeable "sprink- ling" of visitors in the town. The best shop for ladies' and children's under- clothing.—Price's, Cloth Hall. 153 Bibby's "Cream Equivalent" calf food-by "test the best"-15/- per cwt. d/d nearest station. PERSONAL.—Lieut. A. Maitland Jones. son of Mrs Maitland Jones. has been here for a few days' furlough from the Front. COUNTY CorRT.-Ko contested cases were before His Honour, judge William Evans, at the county court on Thursday. APPLICATION.-iNIr, G. M. Hand, lessee of the Kino, applied for the renewal of his cinema licence at the police court on Monday. It was granted. When you feel run down and out of condition, take Quinine and Iron Tonic. It will pick you up. In 1/- bottles-double size 1/9.—Coltman, Cash Chemist, Builth Wells. 1867 MINISTERIAL.—Rev. J. Whittaker Bond, former- ly a minister of Wesley Church, who is in the town recupera tin,, after a long illness, preached at Wesley Church on Sunday evening. To FARM HANDS.—Do you want a Canadian Government free farm, or a ready-made "C.P.R." farm? If so, call and see Mr G. E. Sayce, Fern Lea (agent for "C.P.R." and "Royal" lines.) PARISH CHURCH.—Special prayers were offered for our soldiers and sailors engaged in the war, and. also, for the cessation of the coal strike, at St. Mary's Church on Sunday morning. Coal and Lime.—Retail and wholesale prices given for any shtation. Apply.—Mr W. F. Wil- liams, Fern Lea, Builth Wells, or to our yard- agent, Mr Hugh Davies, Breconsbire Coal and Lime Co., Ltd. 115 BAPTISM OF FIRE.-Lieut. W. Bourne Price (Welsh Regiment, which is serving at the Front) has been wounded in the leg. As the wound was slight, he was able to return to the trenches after a few days' rest. ON LEAVE.—Pte. Evan Davies (Oaklands), of the Guards, was home on short leave last week. He has been out at the Front since October 1st. and has done his "bit" in the trenches. Pte. Davies looked well. He returned on Saturday. SPECIAL SERVICES.—The anniversary of the war will be observed by special intercessory services in the Nonconformist Churches of the town next Sun- day evening. These services are being held in every Nonconformist church in the Kingdom. JUST THE PLACE.—Ah, the sunshine shows up the seediness of my old clothes! I'll go at once to Crystal House and select from J. P. Pugh'a excellent new stock of men's, youth's and boys' suits. SCHOLASTIC.—Miss Woosnam (Llandinam), trained certificated-teacher, commenced her duties as class-mistress in the mixed department of the Council School last week. She was formerly a student of Newtown County School. THE DARDANELLES.—Pte. Ned Pugh( Royal En- gineers, is on his way to the Dardanelles. He came home on Tuesday and left the same day. Pte. Pugh, who is a well-known footballer, joined the colours only a few months ago; COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS.—The examination for county school scholarships and Evans's exhibit- ions took place at the County School on Satur- day. Fifteen girls and seven boys sat for the former examination and four for the latter. Mr Francis Morgan (Llangadock County School) is the examiner. WOUNDED SOLDIERS.—A third batch of wounded soldiers, numbering eleven, arrived at the local Red Cross Hospital, from the Third WTestern Hos- pital. Cardiff, on Friday. With the exception of two, the second batch have recovered and left the town. All persons are cordially invited to see the soldiers on the usual visiting days. OFF TO THE DARDANELLES.—Rev. E. G. E. Davies (curate), who joined the Navy about three months ago, visited the town on Monday after- noon, but left again in the evening. The rev. gentleman has been stationed at Blandford, near Bournemouth, but proceeds to the Dardanelles on Friday. I INTERCESSORY SERVICE.—The weekly united in- tercessory service, in connection with the Non- conformist Churches, took place at Wesley Church on Friday. Rev. Lewis Bevnon officiated, and others, who took part, were Messrs. T. Jones. J. T. Catley and T. Lloyd. The organist was Miss 1. M. Price. OBITUARY. — Mr Stephen Morgan Richards (Porth), son-in-law of Mrs Abram Davies (High street), passed away. after a short illness, at Porth on Tuesday week. Deceased, who was only 29 years of age, was inspector to the Rhondda Urban District Council. Sympathy is extended to Mrs Richards and the two children in their trouble. RECRUITS.—During the past week, the police have obtained 3 recruits, viz.. Messrs. W. Morris (Wye View Terrace, Builth Road), Wm. Gwynne (Pendre) and Wm. Hankey (recently admitted into Victoria House). The first two mem- tioned joined the Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeo- manry, and proceeded to Welshpool, and the last the South Wales Borderers, being sent to Brecon. JOm-ED THE COLOURS.—Sergt. V. Davies obtain- ed another recruit in the person of Win. Roberts (a vagrant), who joined the South Wrales Border- ers and went to Brecon on Friday. Since then lie has secured two more, viz., Messrs. James Harris (Spring Gardens) and Thomas Gilchrist (no fixed abode). The latter went to,Brecon to join the South Wales Borderers on Monday. Sgt. Davies secured a further recruit on Tuesday, viz., Geo. Thomas (vagrant), who also joined the Bor- derers at Brecon. RED CROSS HOSPITAL.—The commandant (Mrs Harcourt Wood) of the Red Cross Hospital wishes to thank most sincerely all those who have helped her in the hospital, also the V.A.D. men, all of whom have given their services gratis. She is most grateful to those in the town and district who have brought produce, etc., during the 15 weeks the hospital has been running. The local Red Cross Hospital has accommodated 2 batches of wounded soldiers, and is now awaiting a third batch, when the parent hospital at Cardiff deems it advisable to send them. 730 ACCIDENT.—As Master Ernest Downes, son of' Mrs Downes (Nashville), was "walking into Mr W. S. Williams's (ironmonger) shop, on Thursday afternoon, he had the misfortune to come in con- tact with some rakes, which Master Gordon Simcock (Woodville House), an employee, was carrying into the shop, sustaining a nasty injury to one of his eyes. Mr J. Ward (chemist) ban- daged the wound, when it was discovered that the eye-lid had been cut. As Master Downes was no better the next day, he was taken to Llandrindod Wells hospital, where his eye received special attention. DRUNKENNESS.—Before Mr C. W. Woosnam, (chairman), Dr. W. Black-Jones and Messrs. E. D. Thomas, C. G. Inglis, T. Williams, T. Pugh, and Gilbert Eadie at the police court, on Monday, Wm. Price, Llwynyorath farm. Gwenddwr, was summoned for drunkenness. Defendant remarked that he was the worse for drink. P.c. A. Davies said he saw defendant staggering in Erwood vil- lage at 10.15 p.m., on the 10th inst. In reply to the clerk (Mr H. Vaughan Vaughan), witness stated that defendant was not disorderly, and that there were no previous convictions against him. Defendant said he had been to Talgarth fair on the date in question and had had a drop too much. A fine of 6/- was imposed. THE KINO.—Mr G. M. Hand has arranged for this week a Kino programme consisting of some of the best films obtainable in the picture-world. "The Corsair" was the title of the star film on Monday and Tuesday evenings. This picture pos- sessed a rich, absorbing plot, full of detail and in- cident, whilst the tone of the story excited the human feeling to such an extent that it provided intense interest. The production of the picture was all that could be desired. The principal pic- ture this (Wednesday) evening and to-morrow (Thursday) is "Ann of the Mines." Ann, daugh- ter of a mine superintendent, saves the life of Arizona Kid, a worthless fellow. Ann accepts his proposal of marriage. The day, prior to the wed- ding. a little woman visits the town with her two children, and; for the rest of the story, we must advise our readers to spend an evening at the Kino. Other films include "Max and the flirto- iiieter," "His wedded life" and "The alarm."
LLANBEDR. I SCHOLASTIC.—Mr Gibson's certificate has been extended by the Board of Education for twelve months. FUNERAL.—The remains of the late Mrs Ann Lewis, Pentwyn, Groyne-fechan, were interred at the parish churchyard on Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was attended by many sympathisers.
CRICKHOWELL. I BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr Gwilym C. James presided at the fortnightly meeting of this Board on Monday. The business was of a routine nature. HOME FROM SAMOA.—Mr E. G. Haywood, son of Mrs Haywood, Llanbedr road, who took part with the New Zealand and Colonial contingent in the capture of Samoa from the Germans, is now home for a short time. APPOINTMENT.—Rev. R. Cole-Hamilton, rector of Llangattock, near Crickhowell, has been ap- pointed chaplain to H.M. Forces and expects to leave almost immediately for France. He is vice- captain of the local cricket club. MISCHIEVOUS DAMAGE. At the R.D. Coun- cil meeting, on Monday, the surveyor (Mr Hurley) stated that one of the covers of a tank at Gellyfellen. Llanelly Hill, had been mis- chievously damaged, and it was decided to notify the police. AUGMENTING WATElt SUPPLY. The Rural Council have decided, by arrangement with the Glanusk estate, to augment the supply from the spring at Ffynonest by means of a connection from the allotment gardens to the main in Beau- fort street, near the Post Office. COUNCIL ELECTION.—Nominations for a repre- sentative of Llangenny parish on Crickhowell Rural District Council, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Col. J. R. Parkinson, resulted in only one being received, viz., that of Mr Fredk. W. Prole (Whitehall). Mr Prole has, therefore, been declared duly elected. HEALTH VISITOR. At the Rural District Council, on Monday, a letter was read from the Breconshire County Council, asking for payment of a proportion of the amount agreed to be paid in respect of the health visitor. It was stated that a great deal of the time of the nurse had been taken up in travelling to and from Brecon, and it was decided to write asking for an explan- ation. as it was understood she was to reside in the district. Dr. Hill said the service rendered, when the nurse was available, was of a very satis- factory nature.
ABERCRAYE. SAD NEWS.—Lieut. H. A. Morgan recently wir- ed Mr Wm. Lewis (Pontrhydarw) informing him that his son, Willie, aged 20 years, had died. The telegram did not disclose cause of death, and this is the third soldier from Abercrave to give his life in defence of his country.
YSTRADGYNLAIS. PERSONAL.—Mr T. Jones (Westa) is now on his way to the Gold Coast, West Africa. ELECTRIC LIGHT.—In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the Electric Lighting Provisional Order (No. 4) Bill, relating to Ystradgynlais, was con- sidered, when also the report of amendments was received and agreed to. INQUEST.—An inquest was held here on Tues- day on Lewis Evans (38), who died as the result of injuries received through* falling between two coaches of a train at Ystalyfera station. It was stated that deceased reached Ystalyfera with the last train from Swansea, and, on being assisted out from a compartment, he fell between two coaches. Death was attributed to laceration of the brain. The jury returned a verdict of "acci- dental death," WITHMEW.—At a meeting of the Rural Coun- cil on Thursday. Mr Tom Williams, J.P., pre- siding, Mr Jestyn Jeffreys (clerk) reported that he had considered the facts with regard to the bill sent by Mr Gwilym Morgan (Gurnos), in which was included an item in the name of Councillor S. J. Thomas for £8 10s 6d. Under the circum- stances he was of the opinion that Mr* Thomas was disqualified from acting as a member of the council, and he advised the council to suggest to Mr Thomas that he should withdraw from the council and obtain advice from his own solicitor. The council agreed, and Mr Thomas withdrew from the meeting.
YAYNOR, I MERTHYR C YM lREIGYDDIO N. -Merthyr CyDareig- yddion Society held their annual outing, under most favourable weather conditions, at Church Tavern, on Friday, where about thirty members and friends sat down to a tea. After the tea, a very interesting and enjoyable meeting was held at "Maes yr Awelnau," adjoining Church Tav- ern. Mr Evan Jones rendered two solos in a most admirable Way, and Mr Stephen Jones ("Stephanos") was loudly applauded for his inimi- table renderings of "Yr all yn eiddio Mari" and "Pob yn Ail." Mr: John Lewis (" loan Bydr") greatly added to the success of the meeting by his appropriate verses. The principal feature of the meeting was a short address by Mr Tom Price on John Ambrose Lloyd, which was very much ap- preciated. Mr W. T. Jones sang an old Welsh folk song in a masterly and effective way, and Mr J. Evans brought a most successful meeting to a close by singing "Gwalia Dlos." The meeting was presided over by Mr Dd. Morgans, who is the president of the society for the forthcoming year.
LLANFIHANGEL-TALYLLYN. RECHABITISM.-Bro. J. J. Pugh, J.D.S., Tal- garth, attended a meeting of the Safaddan Juven- ile Tent on the 14th inst., and presided at the installation of new officers. At the close an open meeting was held when the following programme was gone through :—Hymn, "Jesus bids us shine"; recitation, Evelyn Morgan; song, Muriel Wilson; recitation, A. James; recitation, S. Dav- ies: solo, N. Pritchard; recitation, W. Davies; part-song, Muriel Wilson, May James, Evelyn Morgan, Nellie Pritchard and Francie Davies. Ray Davies was accompanist. Mr Pugh congra- tulated the Tent upon the progress it bad ipade during the past six months.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. ANGLING.—Mr J. Graham caught a fine basket of trout, weighing 12J lb., in the Irfon here on Saturday. CONCERTS.—Successful concerts, at which some really good talent was displayed, were given by visitors at Victoria Wells Pavilion during last week. There were crowded audiences. PERSOXAL.-Nurse Griffith successfully passed an examination on the 25th & 26th ult. (held at Birmingham) of the Royal Sanitary Institute (Women Health Visitors and School Nurses). Miss Griffith is now eligible to be an associate. ON LEAVE.—Corporal John Price (?th Welsh Battalion) was home for three days last week. Cpl. Price looked fit and well, and returned to his regiment on Wednesday. He expects to be somewhere in France before the week is out. SUCCESS.-M-r Rhys Williams (surveyor to the urban council) has just passed the examination (held at Liverpool on the 9th and 10th inst.) of the Royal Sanitary Institution (Inspectors of Nuisances). He is now eligible to be an assoc- iate. VICTORIA HALL.—Mr Pritchard (Cloth Hall), on behalf of the owners of Victoria Hall, applied to the magistrates of Builth Bench, on Monday, for a theatrical licence in respect to the Victoria Hall. Mr Birch, by letter, also asked for a cinema licence for the same place. Both applica- tions were granted. ACCIDET.-As Mr Rhys Davies was hauling coal to the gas-works on Saturday, one of his horses became rather restive near the railway bridge, and the wheel, striking the embankment, caused the cart to over-turn., Fortunately, Mr Davies escaped injury. The shafts of the cart were broken. TRAP AccIDEN'T.-NV, liat might have been a very serious accident occurred to Mr Davies (Tanpole farm) while returning home from Llanwrtyd in a trap on .Friday. The horse he was driving, took fright at a motor-car and bolted. Fortunately, Mr Davies was able to keep his seat and managed to get the run-a-way under control. SUCCESSES.—At the examination, held in Swan- sea on the 26th ult., local successes were :—Trin- i-ity College of Music, London.—Preparatory Divis- ion Miss Eunice Morgan, Gwerngwine, Cyngh- ordy, 100 marks; Miss Annie Evans, Hafod farm, Llanwrda, 100 marks; Master Jack Morgan, Pentre House, Llandovery, 100 marks. Junior Division Miss Davies, Glangwenlais, Gilycwm, 100 marks (honours). All were pupils of Mr J. Thomas, Rock Cottage, Llandovery.
PENYBONT. POLICE COURT.-On Tuesday, before Messrs. Ti Thomas-Moore (chairman), J. O. Wratkins, J Hamer and Joseph Watkins, Frank Mills, farm servant, Eaglestone, Llandegley, and Benjamin Corfield, farm servant, Dolswydd, Llandegley, were charged with riding bicycles without lights on June 23rd. P.c. Johns proved the case, stating that he had noticed that his lamp was out before tween Penybont and Crossgates.-Mills stated that he had notices that his- lamp was out before the constable stopped him, and had stopped to re- light it.—This being the first offence of the de- fendants, they were fined 6/- each.
LLANDRINDOD WELLS. I PERSONAL.—Mr J. 0. Bufton has been elected I a Fellow of the Auctioneers and Estate Agents Institute of the United Kingdom. OFFICERS' FAREWELL.—On Friday and Saturday several officers of th R.A.M.C. left the town, and more are expected to follow this week. FOR THE FR O-NT. -Me's srs. Tom and Frank Ed- wards, sons of Mr and Mrs S. L. Edwards, of Temple Bazaar, have left this country for active service. THE KINO.—This week's attractions at the Kino are likely to be of the most interesting character, the pictures announced being full of stirring scenes and incidents. WRELSH SERVICES.—Two signs of the approach of the height of the season are chronicled this week, viz., the re-starting of the visitors' daily prayer meeting, and the re-starting of Welsh preaching services. U.D.C. ASSOCIATION.—Mr Tom Norton, chair- man of the Urban District Council, and Mr D. C. Davies, clerk, attended the annual meetings of the Urban District Councils' Association, held in Lon- don last week. LECTURE.—The special preacher at the Wes- leyan Church, on Sunday, was the Rev. D. Gwyn- fryn Jones, and, on the following evening, he delivered his lecture on "Some spiritual aspects of the war." FOR THE DARDANELLES.—With the departure of the 1st Herefords for the Dardanelles, several more local men will pass to positions of danger and honour. Mr J. Arthur Jones, the popular headmaster of Llanbadarn-fawr school, is am- ongst the number. AWKWARD.—From bakehouse and front shop,. Mr H. Q. Coates, High street, has lost valuable tradesmen to the Army. Whilst glad to see the loyal response, Mr Coates and other tradesmen are placed in awkward situations by the loss of first- class men. PERSONAL.—Rev. Gwilym Davies, M.A., whose address on religion and life in Wales recently crea- ted considerable interest throughout Wales, has consented to speak at the Friends' Meeting House on a similar subject on the second Sunday in August. An opportunity will be given for discussion. EXAMINATIONS.—The scholarship examinations for the Llandrindod Wells school district took place at the Intermediate school on Saturday, when a fair number of pupils sat for the test papers.—At the Intermediate school,. the pupils are busily engaged in the C.W.B. examinations (senior and junior certificates). HOUSES WANTED. Messrs. Bufton and Son (auctioneers and valuers) state they have let more furnished houses this season than in any previous year since the establishment of the firm in 1885, and that, at presentf there is not an empty house in the whole of the district. The firm have had many applications for unfurnished houses, but are unable to satisfy them. FOOTBALL.—The financial result of the football match between the winning companies of the R.A.M.C. has proved to be satisfactory; and by the kindness of Col. Delap, the Commanding Officer, a sum of D 13s lid has been handed over to the treasurer of the Llandrindod Wells Nurs- ing Fund.—As a result of the match for the medals, the Llandrindod Wells Club is out of debt, and has now a credit balance. GRAND PAVILION.—This week, the management of the Grand Pavilion announce the appearance of another great star artiste, viz., Miss Ruby Lee, I who will be supported by a talented party ir ?t?l", great plays, "As man sows" and Marie Corelli's masterpiece, "The sorrows of Satan." Miss Lee i will take reading roles in both plays, and music will be provided by the Irish Ladies Orchestra. Despite the greatness of the attraction, the prices remain at popular prices. ALARMISTS NOT JUSTIFIED.—Some alarmists' re- ports have obtained currency in reference to the local fire brigade. The matter was en- quired into immediately after the last council meeting, and it was found that there is a con- siderable staff of men available, and that the fears expressed by Councillor Coombs have little foundation. Some members of the brigade have joined the colours, but the fact is that a few coun- cillors found there were more men available than was anticipated. PERSONAL.—Mr Bert Griffiths, B.Sc., son of Mr John Griffiths, Maescelyn, Temple Terrace, has I joined the Royal Engineers, and has been attach- ed to the chemical department. He has been des- patched to France in the rank of a corporal, after having only joined about a week. In order to I join, Mr Griffiths resigned a lucrative post on the staff of the Intermediate School, Llandovery, and he has, as colleagues, gentlemen who have given up posts worth anything from £ 50 to £ 1,000 per I annum. ADVERTISING COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the sub-committee of the Advertising Committee was I held at the Town Hall on Monday evening, when Mr J. O. Bufton presided. Gratifying reports were received of the success of the advertising scheme so far as it had gone, and arrangements were made for the continuance of some of the ad- vertisements which it was thought had been most I advantageous. Attention was called to the ac- commodation list, and it was intimated that copies of this can be obtained at the Town Hall by any subscriber. It appeared that the fund had I amounted to about X300. SAND BAGS.—The Ladies' Sub-Committee of the Llandrindod Wells War Relief Committee having learned of Mrs Lloyd George's appeal at Green- way Manor for sand bags, has been organising with a view to sending 1,000 salad bags for the use of the soldiers at the front, and it is expected that the committee will soon achieve its object. The sand bags, when ready, will be sent through the Welsh Troops Fund Committee, of which Mrs Lloyd George is the chairman. Anyone desiring to help this movement by way of contribution, or desiring any further information should apply to Mrs G. W. Moseley, County Buildings, Llan- drindod Wells. Mr Thomas's choir and the Irish Ladies Orchestra are co-operating in a town concert on behalf of this fund, and the event will take place at the Grand Pavilion. FRENCH FLAG DAY.—The efforts of the Red Cross Nurses to make the local effort on behalf of the French Flag Day a success were crowned with achievement, the total collection amounting to the magnificent sum of X73 8s 8Jd. The Ward results were as follow :—North Ward, X4 Is 91d; South Ward, zC33 17s lOd; East Ward, X14 19s lid; West Ward, Rl4 14s 4d; Llanbadarn-fawr sent X2 17s 9Jd; Llanyre, lis Id; Howey, 9s lid; and Newbridge-on-Wye, XI 17s 7Jd. Mrs Sing- ers-Davies Mrs Moseley, Miss Chune, and Miss Mayne organised the four wards, and much credit is due to them and the Red Cross ladies. The ex- penses only amounted to 10s for 1,000 flags, the remainder of the flags being given by Miss Ven- ables, Capt. Murray, and the Knighton Red Cross members. The net result was zC72 18s 8id, a cheque for which amount has been forwarded to Capt. the Hon. William Walsh, Llwynbarried, Rhayader.
I LLANDOVERY. RATES.—The rate-collector has collected X125 during the past month. RAINFALL.—Two inches of rain were registered here for June. MEASLES.—The Local Government jBoard are issuing an order, making measles and whooping- cough notifiable in the borough. FOR THE ARMY.—Shopkeepers are being cir- cularised here to release men eligible for the Army and replace them by females. Pauperism.—Pauperism cost the ratepayers of the Union £ 44 13s 6d, during the past fortnight, the number of paupers relieved being 132. I WOUNDED SOLDIERS.—Mrs and Miss Campbell- Davys (Neuaddfawr) gave the use of their motor- car to convey the wounded soldiers to the country every day last week.
I FRANKSBRIDGE. I TEA.—The annual tea, in connection with the Baptist Sabbath school, took place on the 3rd inst., when a large number of scholars, teachers and parents attended. The treat was given by Mrs Owens (Bridge House), who had done so for many years. Tea-makers and assistants were Mrs Evans (Bridge House), Mrs Bufton (Bettws Mill), Miss Gladys Powell (Graigfawr), Miss Laura Jones (Hirllwyn), Miss Mabel Prosser (Llaneon), Miss Ella Davies (Forest), Mrs Luth- er arfli others. Afterwards, biscuits and sweets were given and enjoyed on Bankey field (Bryn farm). Rev. D. Rees and other friends did everything possible to enhance the children's en- joyment, and a very pleasant evening was spent.
RHAYADER. I COUNTY COURT.—No disputed cases were before His Honour, Judge William Evans, at the county court on Monday. WATER-SUPPLY. Cwmdauddwr villagers will soon have a water-supply conveyed to their doors. A sewerage schetme is also contemplated. OBITUARY.—Mrs G. Ingram (Dolvair) passed away, at the age of 34 years, on Thursday, leaving a large family to mourn their loss. 11 BRIDGE APPROACHES.—Approaches to the bridge on both sides have been greatly improved, and, by the time the steam-roller has completed its work, the road should be in an excellent state of repair. WHITE BADGER.—A very rare specimen of the badger was caught on Wednesday by Mr Thomas Walter, the hunt whip. It was a white badger of splendid form and growth. The curious are ask- ing if any similar have been caught in this neigh- bourhood. MCSICAL SUCCESS. —Congratulations to Miss Eunice Jones, only daughter of Rev. and Mrs Watkin Jones, The Manse, Llanwrthwl, who passed with honours the elementary stage of the L.C.M. at the examination held at Carmarthen on Saturday. She is only 9 years old. She is a pupil of and trained for her examination by Miss G. Llewela Jones, A.L.C.M., Rhayader. The result is a credit to pupil and teacher. PARISH COUNCIL.—At the parish council meet- ing here, on Tuesday evening, there were present Messrs. R. Hughes (chairman), T. Evans, R. E. Lewis, C. Evans, John Jones, T. Price (clerk), and R. Worthing (inspector). Sir Francis Ed- wards, M.P., wrote thanking the council for the vote of sympathy and condolence. The gas bill for the payment of street lighting during last sea- son was passed. Mr W. Jones applied for pay for overtime worked at the pumping station. It was agreed to pay him 4d per hour for all overtime. A warm discussion occurred re the extension of the Rhayader Churchyard wall. The point of its advance towards the street was referred back to the district council and the surveyor. OBITUARY.—The death of Miss Clarrie Eliza- beth Lewis, last surviving daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Lewis, 37, Nigel Road, East Dul- wich, London, took place on Sunday at the age of 28. She passed away after a long illness at the house of Mr and Mrs T. Lloyd, East street (her uncle and aunt). She was a young lady of beau- tiful character and great abilities. Prior to her illness she was a teacher at St. Giles in the Fields, Holborn, London, L.C.C. school. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Cwmdauddwr Churchyard. The Rev. W. Gabe officiated. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Lloyd, East street; Mr and Mrs R. Hughes, London House; Mr and Mrs Ryder (uncles and aunts) Mrs James (aunt), Monmouth; Mrs Lewis, Tyncoed; Mr Lewis, Vrondorddu; Mr Lewis, Geufron, Mr Lewis, Llanafan (uncles), and other relatives. The bearers were Mr T. Lloyd, Mr Llewelyn Ii Lloyd, Mr T. Lewis, Mr Rees Lewis, Mr Penry Lewis, Mr E. Lewis. Mr R. Hughes was the undertaker, and Mr Morgan Lloyd supplied the coffin. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the fol- lowing Ethel, R. Hughes and the boys, uncle, aunt and cousin, Dolfelyn; auntie Annette and family, Brynhyfryd; cousin Jacky, Louis, Willie and Maggie, uncle Ted, Penry and Polly, Mr and Mrs Puxty, London teachers and scholars, St. Giles school, London, Tilly James, Mr and Mrs I John Davies, solicitor; auntie Ellen and Clarrie, Mr and Mrs T. Evans, uncle Tom and auntie, Glanrhos; Edith and Noel, Miss Phillips, East street.
GLASBURY ON WYE. I ST. SWITHIN RAINLESS.—The time-honoured couplet, "St. Swithin Day if ye do rain, for 40 days it will remain, St. Swithin day an ye be fair for 40 days 'twill rain nae mair," prognosti- cates fair weather for the gathering in of the crops. Let us hope the prophecy will prove true. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—The Baptist Sunday School Anniversary was held at Penryr- heol on Sunday afternoon and evening, when a great number assembled. Programmes consisted of singing and reciting by the scholars. Rev. E. Davies presided and collections were taken in aid of the school funds. The treat for the scholars took place on Monday afternoon. G.F.S.—The junior candidates have for some weeks past helped to make bags for our wounded soldiers at the Base Hospital in France. Of these articles there are now over 60 ready. The jnuior candidates were joined by the senior candidates for tea and games on Wednesday afternoon. On the previous day the members also met at Parcgwyn for tea, an hour being devoted to games of which bowls seemed to be a favourite game. FROM THE FRONT.—Mr Ernest Williams, of Talgarth, who holds a commission, writing this week to his old teacher, Rev. D. C. Lloyd, says "I cannot tell you all we are going through out here, but if every young man of military age in the British Isles knew what the boys are going through in Flanders, there would never be any need of conscription. We are very cheerful, for we know we are going to win."
I TALYBONT-ON-USK. I OBITUARY.—The death occurred, suddenly, here on the 8th inst., of Mr Henry Charles Morgan, son of Mr and Mrs J. C. Morgan, Usk Hotel. Mr Morgan had been in the Shropshire Light In- fantry until compelled, by ill-health, to retire. Deceased was much respected in the neighbour- hood, and the funeral took place at Llansantfraed Church on the following Monday, when Revs. J. S. Davies (rector of Llanthetty) and W. Lloyd (Llansantfraed) officiated. Among those present were Messrs. J. C. Morgan (father), A. C. Mor- gan and W. C. Morgan (brothers), J. Grimmer (brother-in-law), Master W. Morgan (nephew), Revs. R. Morgan, Tertius Phillips, W. H. Mor- gan and Parry (Llanfigan). The following sent vaths :—"With fond love," from father and mother; "In loving memory of dear Harry," from Cis and Ida; "In ever loving memory, from Mill and the boys; "In ever loving memory of a dear brother," from Joe and Annie; "With deep sympathy," from Mrs Price and Mrs Anka- tell Jones, Llanfigan; "In memory," from Miss Evans, Llansantfraed House; "Sympathy," from Mrs Jenkins, Green Hill; "In deepest sympathy, from all at the Traveller's Rest; "Mr and Mrs Lewis, Graiglas"; "With deepest sympathy," from A. Price and family, New Inn, Bwlch.
LLANYRE. I SmmAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. Anniver- sary services, in connection with the Friends' Meeting and Sunday school, took place on Sunday, when there were large congregations. In the af- ternoon, the programme was sustained by the scholars and friends of the school, the chair being occupied bv Mr H. D. Phillips (Llandrindod Wells). Recitations were given by Nellie Price, Hettie Baker, Chrissie Davies, Elsie Hughes, John Morgan, Alfred Hudson, Netta Pritchard, Ivor Powell, Edward Powell and Miss Dyke. Solos were as follow :There's a Friend for little children," Edith Davies; "Trust and obey," Mag- gie Price; "When He cometh," Chrissie Davies; "He died of a broken heart," Miss E. Richards; "I'm a sinner saved by grace," Miss L. Morris; and "Christian, walk carefully," Mr Jesse Price. Choruses were rendered by a choir, conducted by Mr Jesse Price, as follow :—"The New Name," and "The children's friend is Jesus." The ac- companists were Miss L. Morris (Vron) and Miss E. Richards (Lower Cilgee). An address was given by Mr J. O. Jenkins, J.P., Penybont. In the evening, a special service was held, when the preacher was Mr J. 0. Jenkins, who was assisted by Mr T. Roberts (Brynawel).
CEFN-Y-BEDD. j ACCIDEXT.-An accident, of a somewhat serious character, happened to Mr Milwyn Jones (Glan- irfon) on Sunday evening. While cycling to Builth, on the step of a bicycle, his foot slipped, and he fell on the road. He sustained nasty cuts to his face and right arm.
PRESTEIGN. BELGIAN OFFICERS.—Local people were interest- ed in the visit of two Belgian officers, on leave, from Dixmude here last week. WOUNDED. Twelve wounded British soldiers arrived here and were received at the Red Cross Hospital (Corton) last week. DEPARTURE. Mr Tovey (manager of Lloyd s Bank), who has been promoted to the manager- ship of the Tetbury branch, left to take up his new duties on Wednesday. SKILLED SURGERY.-One of the wounded British soldiers received a fragment of shell in the kid- neys, and, by an operation, this was extracted, and the man is able to walk about again. LNCE.-CPL. J. BOOTH.—One of the recent ar- rivals at the Red Cross Hospital at Corton is a- soldier in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment? and by a coincidence, he turns out to be a" friend of Lnce.-Cpl. Jim Booth. Both have fought side' by side at the front, and, up to the time he re- ceived his wound, Booth was alive and well.
I LLANDEWY. EGG COLLECTION.—The children of the school have done exceedingly well since they com- menced their egg collecting for wounded soldiers- 84 eggs were brought to the school and half-a- crown the first week. and 96 eggs and one shil* ling last week. May the eggs help to restore the poor wounded British soldiers is the children's only wish. THE SCHOOL PIC--NTC.-Tlie school children went for a pic-nic to the Gaer on Friday. Tes was served at the foot of the hill. The boys, un- der the direction of the master, did all the nece3- sary outside work, whilst the girls, directed by Miss Lane and Miss Davies, looked after the hampers of provisions. The latter were provided by thei parents of the children, for which the staS wish to express their sincere thanks. The Gaet in the afternoon resounded with the laughter and shouts and songs of the children. Under a large spreading old oak tree the children sa t down am- idst the beauties of nature to do justice to the large hampers of many good things. Games were io- dulged in for prizes, and thoroughly enjoyed, bU just as the scholars were ready to start for ilowe rain came down in torrents, and somewhat mar- red the pleasure of the afternoon.
SENNYBRIDGE. Motor Cars for hire, day or night. New a06 second-hand Cars and Motor Cycles supplied for cash or easy terms.-W. Boxhall, Sennybridge. 4 SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS.—Heartiest congra^ tions to Miss Bronwen James, daughter of Mf James (Brynheulog), who has just taken 'ber, B.A. degree with honours in history.
Strike Settled. MR LLOYD GEORGE EFFECTS PEAC#- A settlement of the South Wales coalfield ?. effected between the representatives of the vernment and the Executive Council of the SOIItly Wales Miners' Federation on Tuesday. Cabinet Ministers, who conducted the neg?? tions, were Mr Lloyd George, Mr Walter P? man and Mr Arthur Hend Broadly speaking, the new ternis of settloellt concede to the workmen their most import ?. mands, viz. :-(1) A new standard 50 per letit.. above the old, (3) five shillings a day for sur? men, (3) a minimum of 10 per cent. above the new standard rate, ut no equivalent selling pr? (4) six turns for five for afternoon and nig? shift, (5) equal payment for night and day ha?i iers, (6) a clause dealing with non-Unionists, ￼ (7) a period over which the new agreement is run-for six months after war, but not for tbf years from the date of signing.
I KNIGHTON. I I F.C.C.-An open-air meeting was held in Kins- ley road last Sunday evening, under the auspices of the Knighton Free Church Council, and was I well attended. The service was conducted by Mr J. L. Allcock, Mr Broad taking the devotional part and Rev. J. H. Veal delivering the address. SHORTHAND COMPETITION.—Mr W. Pugh, Vic- toria road, succeeded in winning a certificate in the June competition of the "Phonographia Monthly." The certificate was given for a cor- rect transcription of a difficult shorthand para- graph, in which several hundreds of competitors I took part. MILITARY.—Trumpeter John Arthur Hughes (son of Mr W. E. Hughes, Cycle Depot, 16, High street) is serving with the 2nd Montgomeryshire Yeomonary. Pte. Wm. Edgar Lewis, R.A.M.C. (son of Mr Wm. Lewis, Golden Boot, 18, High street) is also now serving in the Military Hospi- tal at Gibraltar.
LLANFIHANGEL NANTMELAN. MARRIAGE.-On Friday, at the church of ￼ fihangel Nantmelan, Mr Morgan Mason, son Of the late Mr William Mason and Mrs Ma3<? Gwernarglwydd, was married to Miss Elizabeth Jane Powell, daughter of Mr Thomas Powe? Lower House. The officiating clergyman was Oe Rev. E. A. W. Vaughan-Williams Vicar. JYb8 Vaughan-Williams presided at the organ. Th? hymn was "The voice that breathed o'er EdeO- As the wedding party walked down the aisle the "Wedding March" was played. The bride, vlbo was given away by her father, looked charmiD^ in a costume of mole-coloured cloth, with a deep collar of white satin, made by Mrs WillialJI Thomas, Castle House, New Radnor. There we showered with a plentiful supply of rice and ￼ fetti before reaching the motor-car, which too* them to Builth, where they entrained for Ab?' ystwyth, where the honeymoon is being spent.
HOWEY. SUCCESSFUL ANNIVERSARY.—Remarkably cessful Sunday school anniversary services wer6 held at the Baptist Chapel here on ￼ day. There were large congregations thrfU?' out the day, the chapel, in fact, proving in?' quate for the evening service. Rev. Austin ￼ Edwards (pastor) preached a special sermon the morning. In the evening, the chair was oc- cupied by Mr Edward Evans (Llandrindod 'Wellf)' and a long programme was excellentl" y rend<?re/ the organiser being Mr Harry Jones (choiriD? ter). Howey Juvenile Choir rendered excels selections. Solos were rendered by Miss E? Kinsey, Mr Stanley Brick, Mr Owen Jones, ,Iisg Mitchell, Mr George Thomas, Miss Annie J°n^v Miss Edith Jones and Mrs E. Hughes. Luther Davies (Builth) gave several rec,!Zito,is, alld recitations were also given by Doris D,-vies, Elsie Kinsey, Pte. Emberson. Clara Probert, ?'' ? Kinsey, Willie Davies, Bessie Probert, Gather?? Howells, Dolly Rees, Miss Mitchell and J aci?i6 Davies. The acc<?mpanists were Master -?' Brain, Mrs B. A. Pugh and Miss Edith -TOne$, The chairman gave a most interesting add? on the Sunday school.
BUCKNELL. BAPTIST CHURCH.—Special services were ￼ ducted, on Sunday, by the Rev. J. C. E!der?y. tist minister, eominster, and were at?B??_-pv. large congregations. In the afternoon, theev. gentleman preached, and a solo was suog Gerty Evans. At the evening service MisS ell io Smith sang some speciallv adapted v?ses? Barnby's "Sweet and Low/' and took p?t ￼ duet With Miss Phylis Jones, and the ￼ C. Elder preached from "Joel's Vision of the va ley of Decision." Mr Frank Smith presided ?.t the organ, and very substantial collections v??er6 taken for the organ fund. It should be tated that, some time ago, a new organ was pur cbasea and a fund opened, but, in consequence of the, many burdens which the war has laid on the pu j, lie, it has not been considered advisable to 35 for direct subscriptions, and the action of Church leaders in this respect seems to be fu justified by the success of the appeal made 1? Sunday.
BEAUFORT. I MILITARY.-Pte. Tom Williams (Churc??e, who recently returned to the Front after 19 -n- described some of his experiences, and ?e all Li. teresting account of the war. He said he ba-a been in the fighting line since the co..enceW?"' of the war, and had taken part in the Siege of Liege, the battles of Tirlemont-wierde-ScM.p?, lacker, and the attack of Antwerp, which la, nearly three weeks. He was also in the trench on the Yser before the arrival of the French r inforcements, and had taken part in 25 battics-
Pipe Burst. TRACK INCIDENT NEAR KNIGHTON- A4 A burst occurred in one of the two main Pa' which carry the water from Elan Valley to mingham, near Stanage Drive gates, Knigh last Saturday morning about fou; o'clock. ? ji Bridgewater, who has charge of the WatefhJg at Kmghton, became aware of this by the ri .,d, ing of the bell, which works automatically and at once communicated with the officials at Lud?."y? and the waterman at Downton. A gang of Job- ourers with four fitters arrived on the scene aDO 8.30 from Ludlow, and a number of local n* were also employed in clearing away the sil, ￼ Aft(, 1 b d d de After working continuously they succeeded indet- ting the new pipes, two six feet lengths, ill to position about mid-day on Sunday. The two main pipes convey 25 or 26 millions of T?g?i'Qg daily. The surface of the Ludlow ?""? slightly damaged bv the volume of water that ￼ caped, although the supply was immediately c off by the closing of the automatic shutters. Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCE, at the Brecon and Radnor Express Offices, Eliproo Buildings, Bulwark, in the Chapelry of Mary, in the Borough and County of Brecon. THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1915.