"A Brave Boy." I Another Buiith Hero I FALLS. AT HIS POST. I The sad news reached Mrs Painter, Castle pottages, Bnilth Wells, on Friday, that h.er son Corporal George Arthur, of the 2nd Border Regi- ment, had been killed in action. Corporal Painter joined about the second month after the outbreak of hostilities, and was then only *8 years of age. Prior to his fatal wound, he had been wounded twice-once in the knee and a second tirae in the foot. He had been in Nottingham ilitary Hospital. The last letter received from .him arrived about, three weeks ago, and in this ha that he was quite well, except for the 4811al hard-hips. "A Brave Boy." I Private J. Kennedy, "A" Platoon, Grenade 2nd Border Regiment, writing to Mrs Painter, Inder date 24th ult., siiys: I" Your son Georgi ltag in my platoon, nrrl was corporal-in-el arge of the section to which I belong. He was a brave boy. .and never took us where he would not go himself. We had been in the trenches three days when it tne our turn for the firing line. We were sub- jected to a terrible bombardment on April 19th, and In tbis your son met his death while at his post. lie was hit on the left side just under the heart, d only lived a few minutes. All he spoke was 'Mother, mother," and he died with those words ￼ his lips. He did not suffer from any pain. We kid George in the trench parapet, and prayed that Yoll would take the great loss to heart as lightly as Possible. We have had a big loss in our regiment, and. there are only three left out of Georgie's Action. We feel lost without him. Sympathising With you in your great loss, I remain, yours etc., private J. Rennedy, 4809, "A" Platoon, Grenade %Impanv 2nd Border Regiment. B.E.F. France." 1l The second time Corporal Painter was wounded Was buried alive, and in one of his letters he observed that they failed to find one of the officers, ^hile he himself was buried for a day, and slept in 1nches of water. Bis many Builth friends will remember Corporal 4i3iter who before joining the forces was a Jfcrdener at Caerberis. Later he was employed in the North of England, and there joined tho Border ^giment. Prior to leaving for France he hud been ?tioned at Carlisle, Shoeburyness, and Southend. L
PLAY LEADS TO— — SEQUEL AT POLICE COURT. BRECON MAGISTRATES' OPINIONS. At the Borough Police Court on Monday, before e Mayor, Mr James Morgan, and Mr H. C. Hiah, In. Davies, Charles Street, foreman portex at the Brecon railway station, was summoned by J. S- James, Avenue Road, a parcels boy employed by the Midland Railway Company, for assault on J6th ult. Mr Jolly, solicitor, appeared for complainant, Who said while he and Davies were sitting on a Bt on the platform, reading a paper, defendant took witness's blacklead from behind his ear. He asked him for it back but he refused to give aQd he afterwards took defendant's cap. Defend- Q:tlt said if lie did not give him this cap back he ^.°uld make him. He replied that if he gave him "is pencil he would give him his cap. Defendant ?? he didn't care for him (complainant) or his ,?d man." Defendant walked towards him and e threw his cap to him intending that he should ??h it. Defendant then came to him and struck -? in the mouth with his fist, saying "Take this ￼ here's your pencil." Complainant bled from • e mouth and went the it. Davies went hl1l1\) the office with his "all blood," and be ?h ?d him sav that he was burn'. Mr Jolly Has he been up io tell your mother ,or Yoti.r father that he was sorry?—No, sir. Jamee Morgan Have you had any dispute b'th Davies before?—No, sir. Complainant proceeding said he had not been at .ce n ^Ir Rich I suppose you were really playing at e start?-Yes. There was nothing serious between you, no bad ?od between you?—No. Defendant While we were sitting on the seat Id you, or did you not, knock the paper out of my lld before I took the pencil?—No, both of us a-d a paper. 1>1 The Clerk Really you were fooling dn the seat, Playing about?-Yes. Timothy Williams, a porter, who appeared on poena, said he saw that Davies and James ere playing, v Dr. Francis said on examining complainant's "'P he found a wound of about half-an-inch in ?g'th. The wound was of such a nature that it ?'as not advisable that be should' return to work ? the time and 'he ordered him home. bavies, in a statement to the bench, said he was fading a paper when complainant knocked it out bis hand. He took complainant's blacklea(i a,:tl'<l he took his cap and ran away with it. He "sled 'him to give him hie cap back when he b ot" it in his face. He got out of temper and t him. "It was all play" said defendant, "and Obhing dse." Magistrates' Opinions. The Mayor (after the bencli had retired) This 14 evidently a case of the sweety having become witter. You will be bound over a*ih the sum of C5 Q pay the costs amounting to 7/6. I hope it Yvill be a lesson to be more careful in future. Hold- lllgthe position you do there you should not have arl to do with the boys in the company—you ould be above this sort of thing. ^lr Jolly asked the bench to allow the doctor's fee. the Mayor We are not prepared to allow it. Mr Jolly said he hoped the bench would re- llSider this as there was a large expense coronect- with it. 'q Mr James Morgan We are of opinion that it is case that should not have been brought to court At all. It was quite unnecessary. Mr H. C. Rich said lie was also of the same ^Pifiion, and the application -was refused.
t j —— == MILITARY BOXING. I TOURNAMENT AT BRECON. SUCCESSFUL MEETING. 1 A successful military boxing tournament, and -varICtv entertainment were held at the Market tall, Brecon, on Friday. There was a large at- ftr*dance of both military and civilians. The ??Qing's performance was under the patronage ^Col. H. C. Pritchard and officers of the 3/lst '??th Wales Mounted Brigade. Some good sport ;a.s provided, and the entertainment was much ?Joyed. The chair was taken by Col. H. C. ?h?rd. S Officials were :—Referee, Major Williams, •W.B., ex-Army cnampion; timekeeper, Lieut. dons, Glamorgan Yeomanry; judges, Lieut. v'&tt, Gl;amor-ans, and Cpl. Williams. S.W.B., TIn.V light-weight champion of South Africa. ripf36 M.C. was Sergeant-Major Black, Welsh •^orse. The contests were pleasantly interspersed with ￼ musical items, etc. A large Union Jack form- the background of the ring. The six-round contest between Trooper Lang 4'2d Trooper P. Davies, was won by the latter, being disqualified in the second round. In the six-round contest between Corpl. Shine Pte. Tom Morgan, Shine proved himself the "Inner. 1l A four-round contest, 'by Corpl. Brighouse and *1. Brown, was won by Pte. Brown. Trooper S. Bratt and Pte. Lloyd were the com- batants in another four-round contest. Pte. Lloyd was declared the winner. The feature of the evening was the twenty-round COntest between Teddy Walters and Young Ash- man. The contest was very keen tand some good boxing was witnessed. Aft-er running to the 20th ■^und the match was decided as a draw. The following was the variety programme:— pianoforte solo, Trooper B. Isaac; song, Trooper ees, song, "Nobody knows," Trooper G. H. Juries; song, "Lavender trousers," Sergt.-Major jolack; song, "That was last night," Trooper Pwistle (encored); song, "Carraty, she's proud and beautiful," Troope.r Noble (encored); and lightnillg sketches, Trooper Noble. t The Welsh and English National Anthem closed proceedings. Proceeds were in aid of Penoyrc ed Cross Hospital.
r Breoon Churches. I I Two Proposed Memorials. I EASTER VESTRY MEETINGS. I I The Easter vestries for St. John's and St. Mary's were held on Thursday evening last, Rev. H. J. Church Jones (vicar of Battle, and curate- in-charge) presiding. St. John's. I At St. John's, Mr J. P. Jones Powell submit- ted the accounts, which showed that the collect- ions amounted to £184, and the Free Will Offering to £150. There was a discussion with regard to the Tower Restoration Fund, but it was decided to take no action until the return of the icar. Mr A. J. Wallace was re-nominated vicar s warden, and Mr A. J. Corbett was elected parish warden, on the motion of Mr J. Meredith, se- conded by Mr Hyde. Mr Hyde was elected war- den for the hamlet of Vennyfach. Sidesmen were appointed as follow :—By the Vicar Messrs. J. Meredith, Tipton, C. J. B. Hughes, A. E. Cooke, A. H. Shapland, D. W. E. I Thomas, J. Edwards, T. W. Price, J. P. Jones Powell and C. P. Moss. By the Vestry Messrs. B. L. Pritchard, H. Lambert, F. Alway, J. Bufton, J. F. Parry de Winton, J. A. Thomas, Penry Winstone, J. R. Meredith, J. C. B. Mor- ris and C. W. Best. Messrs. Corbett, Wallace and J. P. Jones Powell were elected lay electors, and Mr J. H. Rosser auditor. On the motion of Mr Wallace, a hearty vote of thanks was extended to the retiring church- warden, Mr J. P. Jones Powell, who, Mr Wallace said, had done an enormous amount of work dur- ing his tenure of office. He had seen the tower restoration work through, and had launched and carried out most successfully the Free Will Of- fering Scheme, and they were glad to know that lie would continue to take charge of that matter. (Hear, hear.) Mr Jones Powell, in thanking the vestry for their kind expressions, said he had only done what he could. He was sorry he had to give up the churchwardenship, for, he thought, it was a great honour to fill that office at the beautiful old church of the Priory. (Hear, hear.) If he could be of any help to his successor, Mr Cor- bett, he would be very pleased. (Hear, hear.) I The chairman expressed his thanks to his col- leagues, church officials, organist, and everybody connected with the church for their very loyal support during the time he had charge of the parish. He hoped such happy relations would continue between them as long as he remained in Brecon. On behalf of his colleagues and him- self, he thanked the church for the very hand- some Easter offering, amounting to X14 3s 6d. He could assure them they very greatly valued this expression of good-will on the part of the parish. Mr J. P. Jones Powell, in moving a resolu- tion expressing regret at the death of Mrs Bishop, who for 40 years was caretaker of the church, said a fund had been raised by which a suitable memorial would be placed over her grave in the Priory churchyard, as a mark of their esteem and appreciation of her life's work in connection with that church. St. Mary's. At St. Mary's Vestry, Dr. T. P. Thomas (ch iireli warden) submitted the accounts, which were considered most satisfactory. He said there had been unusual and large expenditure during the year, which included repairs to the roof, at a cost of Ji50. He was informed that had this work not been executed before the re- cent storm the damage would have been such that it would have cost them nearer £400. The Vicar nominated as his warden for the en- suing year -4r W. Smith. Dr. T. P. Thomas was proposed and seconded parish warden, but he regretted he could not accept the office again this year, feeling that owing to pressing duties he would not 'be able to do full justice to the work. On his proposition, seconded by Mr E. J. Hill, Mr A. Daw was elected to the office. Dr. Francis, Mr Thomas Jones, and Mr James Morgan were elected lay-electors, and Messrs. C. E. W. Price and Lewis Lewis, auditors. The Easter offering amounted to zCl5 16s 4d, for which the chairman, on behalf of himself and his colleagues, returned thanks. Dr. Francis brought before the notice of the vestry the fact that during the last church year they had lost a very hard-working old friend, and one who had the welfare of St. Mary's at heart until his dying day. He referred to the death of their clerk, Mr W. R. King. He was sure no words from him were necessary beyond just re- minding the vestry of the fact that they had lost Mr King during the last church year. He j thought it would be the wish of the majoirty of the congregation attending St. Mary's that Mr King's death should not be passed over without I an effort being made to raise something in the nature of a memorial in the church which would always remind people who attended St. Mary's of the very many years' service Mr King ren- dered so faithfully and truly in that church. The chairman (Rev. H. J. Church Jones) said I they all felt the extraordinary devoticn of Mr King to St. Mary's. It was rather strange that both the Priory and St. Mary's should have to I mourn the loss of two who had been very faith- ful to their respective churches. A memorial would be raised to the late Mrs Bishop in the Priory churchyard, which would, of course, con- nect itself with the church, amd something should certainly be done at St. Mary's as a memorial to one who wag heart and soul in that church. The late Mr King loved every stone of ¡ St. Mary's Church quite as much as the late Mr Aneurin George loved every stone of the Priory. (Hear, hear.) It was decided to send a recommendation on I the matter to the Church Council. ) It was understood that "Rolls of Honour" would be hung 'both at St. Mary's and St. John's ( Churches. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Dr. T. P. Thomas, the out-going churchwarden, for his services.
Funeral at Cwmcamlais. THE L'ATE MISS M. G. JONES, ARGOEDLWYD. The funeral of Miss Mary Gwen Jones, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jones, Argoedlwyd, Libanus, took place on Monday the 24th ult.,when a large number of people came together to ex- press their deepest sympathy with the bereaved. She passed away at the early age of 17 years. The burial took place at Cwmcamlais, where her sister had been laid to rest only a, month before. The vicar of Illtyd and the Rev. R. Williams, Devynoc-k, officiated at the house and also at Cwmcamlais. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Jones and Gwilym (father, mother and brother), Mr Jones, Ynis Villa, Cradoc (grandfather), Mr and Mrs Williams, and Miss Williams, Trephilip, Senny- bridge (uncle, aunt and cousin), Mr W. Jones, Hereford (uncle), Mr and Mrs Jones, Cwmoam- lais (uncle and aunt), Mrs Evans, Mr Len J. Evans, Llanigon (aunt and cousin), Mr and Mrs Jenikins, Edgar, Milwyn, John, David and Eliza- beth, Cefnparc (uncle, auiat and cousins), Mr and Mrs Price, Tymawr (uncle and aunt), Mr Price, Ynisyrwyddfa, Mr Davies, Rhydowen, Mr Price, Tyleglas (cousins), Mr Jones, Cilmaharen (uncle), Mr Penry Williams. Blaencamlais (uncle), Mr and Mrs Williams, Pantcilgatws (uncle and aunt), Mr Hirons, Tairbull (uncle), Mr T. and Miss Rogers, Penrhos, and Mr Williams, Upper Cwm- clvn. The coffin was of panelled oak, polished, with solid brass n'minga, and was supplied by Mr Tom Morgan, Libanus. A number of beautiful wreaths were sent :—"In loving memory of dear Mary Gwen," from .her sorrowing father and mother and brother; "In loving memory," from all at Trephilip; "In loving memory," from all at Cefnparc; "In loving me- mory," from all at Penlan; "In loving remem- brance." from Mrs 'Davies and the members of -the Girls' Friendly Society in Illtyd parish; "In lov- ing memory, from all at Penrhos; "In loving memory," from all at Upper Cwmclyn: "In lov- ing memory and with deepest sympathy," from Elsie. Jessie, Mary and Hilda, Libanus Mills; "In loving memory," from Ettic tand Gretta, Peny- wern. Mr and Mrs Jones desire to thank all for their sympathy with them in their sorrow, and for the 'beautiful floral tributes. 746
School Teachers Arrested at Cefn. CHARGED UNDER DEFENCE OF REALM REGULATIONS. I The village of Cefn Coed, Merthyr, was one day last week thrown into a state of excitement when st became known that two local school teachers had been arrested under the Defence of the Realm regulations, and that while in the act of taking one of them to the police station, Police Sergeant Davies was seized with a stroke, which paralysed the whole of his left side. At a special sitting of the Penderyn Court on Thurs- day, David J. Evans and Thomas Morgan Thomas, both of whom were school teachers and conscientious objectors, were charged under the Defence of the Realm regulations with distributing pamphlets likely to prejudice recruiting. Supt. Hand gave evidence of arrest, and said Evans, when arrested remarked, I had a quantity of the pamphlets, and I haye delivered them from house to house in the village. I have a conscientious objection, and I did not know that I was doing any harm by delivering these pamphlets." Mr Edwards James, defending, applied for a remand until Thursday next, as he had only just been instructed in the case. Captain Llewellyn, prosecuting, pointed out that the men had to report to the military authorities on Monday, and were due up on that day. The position was very serious, having regard to the critical times, and any delay in the case might allow of the distribution of such pamphlets. There was no check on that kind of nonsense. The bench, however, granted a remand until Thursday, and recommended bail. Captain Llewellyn pointed out that the magistrates could not grant bail under the regulation, and that the application would have to be made to the competant military authority. Mr R. Edwards James, solicitor, Merthyr Tydfil, who appeared for accused, has obtained the release of the defendants on bail. The justices fixed the bail at £10 for each defendant and £ 5 each surety, and Mr James forthwith took steps to apply to the military authority, a.s is now required by the Act, to make the hail effective, with the result that the defendants have been released, and will appear on Thursday next on remand.
ST. DAVID'S CONVENT SCHOOL ANNUAL. PLEASANT EVENING AT THE GUILD HALL. The popularity of the annual concert and exhibi- tion of painting and needlework of the St. David's Convent School, Brecon, was clearly evidenced by the crowded audience at the Guild Hail, on Wed- nesday evening in last week. The proceeds were devoted to the funds of the French Red Cross. The Mayor presided and the Mayoress distributed the certificates and prizes. The handiwork of the pupils, which literally "decorated" the walls of the liall was much admired, and the programme was as varied as it was attractive, so that altogether the audience enjoyed a very d'elightful evening. The chief item of the programme was a playettc in three Acts entitled Suzel's Heroism "-a dra- matic episode of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. The characters were very well sustained by the following P. Bond, E. Chrimes, U. Marr, M. Stanton, B. Morgan, D. Fryer, Q. Gimson, and M. Cavarle. An item which created a lot of am- usement was a farce entitled "On the Brecon and Merthyr," in which M. Cavarle impersonated "Sarah Jane," C. Shapland, "Mary Ann," D. Hedger, "Kathleen," M. Gahagan, "A booking cierk," and C. Dugmore "A railway porter." The "Dance of the Allies" was one of the most attrac- tive items and demanded a. well-merit- ed encore, the following taking part. iz., T. Morgan representing the British Empire: C. Le Bihan (France); P. Ellis (Russia); B. Morgan (British Navy); M. EJhs (Japtaa); E. Williams (Portugal); M. Brewer (Belgium); P. Brewer (Italy). Other items in the prograrpme were Pianoforte duet, overture, "Zampa," M. Jones and M. Cavarle; action song, "Khaki daddy," drummer, C. Dug- more; flagbearer, C. Gimson; scouts, F. Bon- throne, U. Marr, G. Williams, G. Jolly, E. Gaha- gan, C. Thomas, M. S. Van Emelen; action song. "Red Cross Nurses," M. Gahagan, B. Powell, G. Price, P. Morgan, M. Price, M. Walters, D. Weale, E. Davies, A. Balinec, L. Havard, E. Price, M. Davies: pianoforte duet, "Le Carillon de Dunkerque," E. Williams and F. Bonthrone; Les Batelieres de Venise, Choeur a trois voix: pianoforte duet, Phaeton (Galop), W. Morgan and C. Le Bihan; Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.
PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES. The Mayoress distributed the prizes and certifi- cates to the following Prizes. Preparatory division Gretta Jolly; preliminary, 2nd form, Elsie Gahagan; preliminary, 1st form, Bessie Powell; junior, 3rd form, Muriel Walters; junior, 2nd form, Monica Gahagan; junior, 1st form, Phoebe Bond; senior, 1st, Marie Cavarle. Two prizes were awarded, by the votes of the pupils to the undernamed girls as being the most popular in their respective classes Constance Shapland and Muriel Walters. Certificates. Associated Board of the R.A. and R.C.M. School examinations Primary division, Arthur Livesay; elementary, Grace Mauud, and Marjorie Ellis; lower. Dorothy Davies, Beatie Morgan, Charlotte Le Bihan, Weenie Morgan and Edna Williams; higher, Miss Sybil Morgan. Rudiments of music. Local centre examina- tions Olwen Powell, Willie Williams, Miss Tat- ricia. Murray.—Intermediate division—practical examinations Willie Williams and Olwen Powell. Cambridge Local Examinations Preliminary Dorothy Weale: junior. Marjorie Gimson, Con stance Shapland and Ena Spickernell; senior Marie Cavarle. I Mayor's Congratulations. The Mayor, in the course of his speech, said the proceeds that evening were devoted to a noble oause. He had heard a gieat deal of what the pupils of St David's Convent could do, but that night he was pleased to have been privileged to see and hear them. "They have enabled us this evening" said the Mayor to live a long life in a short space of time. They have taken us back to the days of the Franco- Prussian war of the early seventies, we have passed through pleasing and exciting stages until we arrived on the Brecon and Mertbya Railway iwith an up-to-date scene at Darren and Deri. (Laughter). The pupils have enter- tained us in three languages which is a compliment to the Sisters. The way that they gave us Hen Wlad fv Nhadau" made me really think that I was in Wales, which fact I'm sometimes apt to for- get. I am pleased to note what progress the Sisters are bringing about not only in Brecon, but throughout the Principality, especially in the finer arts of painting and embroidering. We are sure the constant atten- tion they pay to their duties, is the cause of the great credit reflected (Applause). After the Mayoress had distributed the prizes, a presentation (which until the last moment was kept a secret) was made to her consisting of a beautifully hand-painted table centre—the work of the painting mistress at St. David's Convent, and presented by one of the little pupils-Miss Cynthia Thomas, Lloyd's Bank. The Mayoress responding said—This is truly a surprise-packet for me, nevertheless, I can assure you, Rev. Mother, that I shall highly prize this beautiful centre, not for its own sake alone, for with the memory of this year will go the sweetest recol- lections of the Mother Superior and her capable staff, inasmuch as they have in great emergen- cies cheerfully rendered me able services, and oftentimes at very short notice. They have prepared quantities of work for Our Women's Working Party for the War." I can assure you friends that they have done admirably for our gallant soldiers. (Applause). The significant fact, that on the native soil of the White Sisters, our own brave lads are shedding their life's blood "0 protect our peaceful homes, should ensure for them a very warm corner in our hearts. I thank you sincerely, Rev. Mother for this gift, which I shall altvays treasure, and ever associate with pleasant remem- brances of yourseli and Sisters of St. David's Convent. (Applause). A hearty vote of thanks was extended to the Mayor for presiding, at the instance of the Rev. Father Finucane.
I Builth Licensee Fined. Breach ot Licensing Act. CUSTOMER WHO "DIDN'T CARE FOR THE POLICE." At Builth Police Court on Monday, before Messrs C. W. Woosnam (chairman), Dr. W. Black Jones, and Gilbert Eadie, Thomas Evans, licensee of the Srsi Inn, Builth Wells, was summoned for per- mitting drudkenness on his premises. Mr J. P. Jones Powell (Messrs Jeffreys and Powell, Brecon) appeared for the police, and Mr E. P. Careless de- fended. J Sergt. G. Davies deposed that on the 28th ult. he and P.c. Dew heard a disturbance in the Stin Inn. He went in and saw a man named Ben Price, who was staggering drunk. Price was standing by the table. Two other men, Thomas and Harry Warner, were near him- There were three half-pints on the table, and Price was in the act of drinking from one. He heard Price saying "I don't care a for the police. I will fight you now, Tom and Harry," throwing down his cap and saying, Come on When Price's mother came in she said to Mr Evans, the licensee, Mr Evans, you ought to be ashamed of yourself for giving him drink in this state." Evans replied that he did not serve him with beer. Witness then helped Mrs Price and her daughter to put Ben out. As Price was going out he said I am goiug to finish that half-pint. It is my beer." Witness said he shouldn't. Price was then taken home. Witness also assed Evans to account for such conduct on his premises, and he replied that he tried to get Price out before he witness) came, but was unable to get him to go. They did not want to use force to get him out, and they tried their best to get him to go home quietly. They thought it better to coax him. They did not supply him with beer. Replying further to witness, defendant said the Warners' ordered three half-pints, and gave one to Price. He was a quiet chap when sober, but did not know what he was doing when in drink. Witness further stated that he had seen Price in High street the same day about 8 p.m., and he was then drunk. He advised him to go home. He did not enter the time in his note book While in High street he also saw a woman and child. The woman was under the influence of drink, and he told her to go home. He also followed her to Bank Square. Witness heard the Warners and Price quarrelling There were several persons in the kitchen at the time. P.c. Dew gave corroborative evidence. Charlotte Price, mother of Ben Price, stated she told Evans that he ought to be ashamed of himself. She did not see the police go in Price picked up a measure of beer and drank it. The Defence. T. Evans, licensee of the Sun Inn, stated that he was in the bar that night, and there were a large num- ber of others. Price had only been there four or five minutes before the police came in, aud he was not served with any liquor. He tried to get Price out and succeeded once, but Price came back in, and he tried again. The Warners and Price were quarrell- ing over some money. Mrs Price came in to take him away, and witness did not tell the sergeant that the Warners had three half-pints of beer. He had no time to send for the police, and failed to get Price out of the house himself. He used force and Price resisted. Jas. Burns said Price came in about five minutes before the police. He was drunk. Charles Wear and W. Hamer (Tanhouse) also gave evidence, and the bench retired. On their return, the chairman said it was ad- mitted that Price was drunk on the licensed pre- mises. Evans could have removed him or called the police in to do so That was his first duty. A fine of JE1 2s. 6d. would be imposed.
BUILTH VESTRY MEETING. RE-ELECTION OF WARDENS. VOTES OF SYMPATHY AND THANKS. The annual vestry meeting was held at St. Mary's Church, Builth, on Thursday. Mr J. Ward was re-nominated vicar's warden and Mr P. B. Abery was re-elected people's warden. A vote of condolence with Mr. Sidney R. Phillips, the Church organist, was passed. Mr. Phillips is seriously ill and during his absence Mr Evan Jones had discharged the organist's duties. Mr Jones was also thanked for so kindly filling the temporary vacancy. The names of Messrs Watkins and J W Evans (Sadler) were added to the list of sidesmen and the complete group now contain Messrs R. W Jones, J. Jones, F. Snow, G. Dawe, H. V Price, F. Sparkes, J D. Evans, R. Price, Penry Thomas, L. Prosser, S Thomas, E. Vanghan, C. Whislav, H V Vaughan, Wm. Williams, H. Bicknell, Telfer Smith, P. Collier and W. S. Williams and Messrs Watkins and Evans, the newly added names. The Church Committee was appointed as follows — Messrs F. Sparkes, W. J. Lewis, S. Thomas, Telfer Smith, W. Bowyer, F. Snow and Ivor S. Williams- Messrs Penry Thomas, R. Price and W. Bowyer were re-lected lay electors. During the course of the meeting, the Vicar was asked to request the congregation t,), be more liberal in the Sunday collections. The Vicar also thanked Mr and Mrs W. J. Ward and Mr and Mrs P. B. Abery most heartily for their loyalty to duty during the past year He also thanked Rev. D. Hughes Richards for his devotion during the past six months he had been with them. Members of the Ladies' Guild were also thanked for their unfailing devotion to duty during the past year. All officers of the Church were also heartily thanked.
I Welsh National Memorial. WAR COUNCIL'S TRIBUTE TO WORK OF ASSOCIATION, At the quarterly meeting of the council of the Welsh National Memorial, held at the Gwalia Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, on Friday, the fol- lowing statistical return of patients who had re- ceived, or were receiving, treatment up to March 31st. 1316, was submitted :-In sanatoria, in- sured, 1,785; non-insured. 1,083; total, 2,868. In hospitals, insured, 2,473; non-insured, 2,052; total, 4,525. Grand total, 7,393. Examined, treated, or recommended for treatment, 28,757. Mr D. W. Evans, general director, said that on April 1st, 1915, there were 919 patients in the institutions, while on the same date in 1916 there were 2,734, and 3,453 were receiving institutional treatment. 8,400 persons had been examined by tuberculosis officers-a decrease of about 400 on the previous return-but their medical staff had been reduced by half, owing to the war, and those who remained were working morning, noon and night. They hoped to open the North Wales Sanatorium in July, and it was important that this should be done, as the lease of one of their Devonshire sanatoria expired that month. The sanatorium would have been opened long before but for the difficulty in getting material owing to the war. The medical director further reported that the Army Council had now intimated that they were not likely to require either of the two new sana- toria of the association, and did not contemplate making any application in future for the use of buildings. The Army Council stated they would not desire on any account to interfere with the very important national work for which the in- stitutions were designed, especially since the cir- cumstances of the war undoubtedly emphasised that necessity.
Anonymous 10,000. I WELSH METHODIST FORWARD I MOVEMENT The Rev. John Thomas, secretary of fhe Forward movement of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist denomination, which is about to reach its 25th year, has received a gift of £10,000 from an anony- mous donor. The annual meetings of the For- ward Movement are held at Llandrindod Wells on the second Sunday of August.
Woiaen on the Land. I A RADNORSHIRE DISGUSStON. BItILTH FAR ENTERPIUJ;, I At the Radnorshire Agricultural Instructive Committee on Friday. Mr James Hamer (chair- man) :speaking in regard to a communication from the Board of Agriculture as to the urgent neces- sity for promoting the employment of women in order to meet the present demand for farm labour, said, at a meeting of the Welsh Agricultural Coun- cil a prominent dairy farmer said that eight women had been sent to him to learn- milking, but they had not been a success as they dried his cows. He sug- gested that women who were inclined to learn milking should be sent to separate farms, rather than send six or eight to one place, and that the cows, which were not the best milkers, should be tried first. Mrs Rogers said the Women's Committee had no definite instructions to go by at present. She was going to a meeting in connection with the University of Wales that afternoon, and she was going to ask them what assistance they would give at their farm at Aberystwyth. She did not agree with the suggestion that women should be sent to different farms for their courses of instruction, but if they could get the College to instruct the women at their farm, and the Board to allow certain fees, there would be something in it. She thought it I was absurd to suggest a scheme in which farmers would run the risk of having their cows spoiled for the season. Again, they had no capable farm ¡ workers to instruct women in milking, etc, as they were all fully engaged. Eight on a Farm. The chairman asked if they thought there was any chance of anyone who was "running" a. farm now and who had got an intelligent bailiff taking the women on. Mr Bache remarked that for any one man to train eight women was a very difficult matter, and there was the difficulty of housing these women too. The County Organiser (Mr D. Thomas) said Mr Hawkins, Penminae, was taking 8 women for different work on his farm, but these would stay at Builth. Llysdinam Farm (Mr C. D. Venables Llew- elyn's) was sugsegted as a likely place, and it was thought that if permission could be obtained for women to be trained there. there would be no diffi- culty in the matter of housing, Newbridge being near by. j The Organiser did not think that milking was a very important item in Radnorshire, and observed that women could be employed in other branches of agriculture.. Mr Bache thought it was very good of any farmer to take eight women on to his farm. The chairman considered this was a very favour- able time to place women on the land, and if they were anxious to train, there was no doubt farmers in the county would take them on, as there was a difficulty in hiring girls who could do milking. He thought it would be an advantage if farmers, who wished to take a girl for this work, would notify Mr Thomas (organiser). i Mr Bache pointed out that this would mean that the farmer was prepared to take an additional per- son, as these women who were willing to go on to the land should not be employed in household duties. The chairman said that he and the older mem- bers present could remember women doing a great deal more on the land than they did to-day, and Aid. Rogers remarked that some people said this ('farm work by women) could not be done, but it was done in France at the present time. Mr T. Davies thought too much time would be lost if the Women's Committee had to report their decisions to the Agricultural Instruction Commit- tee, and, referring to a remark made by Mrs Rog- ers, he said that he believed farmers' daughters would be better taught at home than at Aberys- twyth. The chairman said they could refer this matter to the Women's Committee with power to act. and this course was agreed to. Mrs Rogers said when she made use Qf the words. "farmers' daughters" it was a mistake. What she really meant was the young women of the county, and more particularly, the young women in the towns, as it had been suggested that the girls in Llandrindod, Presteign, Knighton, etc., should be taught farm work. They knew that in Rad- norshire every farmer's daughter and farmer's wife was at present fully occupied. Mr T. Davies asked if they sent the young women from the town and large villages in the county to be taught milking, etc., would they ap- ply themselves to this kind of work afterwards, and Mr S. S. 'Meredith said they (the young women) must understand that if they went to some farms in Radnorshire they might be ten miles away from a railway station, apd there would be nothing in the way of picture palaces for them. The chairman observed that the report was very satisfactory.
I Brecon Hiring Fair. I I To the Editor of the Express." I SIB,—May I ask you to give the opportunity of the publicity which your newspaper provides to make it more widely known than appears to be the case that during the hirinsr fairs at Brecon, a room is set apart at the Guild Hall, by the kindness of the Mayor, for the mistresses and servants to transact the business of hiring. A competent registrar will be present on Friday, May 6th, fnm 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registering is free to the servants, employers being charged 3d This is no new effort for the comfort and protection of both employers and employees, but has been carried on regularly since the year ISlds As the girls still stay about the streets and do not make use of the room, the committee feel that this arrangement for their comfort cannot be known I. The Committee regret the resignation of Mrs Beverley Jones, after 20 years' service as registrar, and wish to record their appreciation of her able and devoted work. Yours faithfully, LILLIAS S. MITCHELL, Hon. Secretary to the Brecon Hiring Fair Committee. Glyncelyn, Brecon, April 28th, 1916.
SHEEP DIPPING. I F.U. AND RADNOR REGULATIONS. I ,LONGER NOTICE IMPOSSIBLE. I At the Radnorshire Executive Committee on Fri- day (Mr J. W. Stephens presiding), the Chief Constable in his report said there had been no fresh outbreak of sheep scab or of any other con- tagious disease during the past quarter. With reference to the letter received from the Farmers' Union, urging the advisability of shortening the period of notice to be given by farmers when they intend to dip, from three days to 20 hours as in Herefordshire and Worcester, he did not think it would be wise to reduce the notice to less than 48 hours, having regard to the large number of sheep in this county, and the large area over which each constable had to preside; otherwise the police would not be able to exercise a fair amount of supervis- ion. The Acting Chief Constable replying to questions said that what he had recommended was the ex- treme limit to which he could go to meet the wishes of the Farmers' Union. It would be quite im- possible to do with less than 48 hours' notice es- pecially now when the police force was so much below its usual strength. There were 280,000 sheep in the county, and only 16 officers to do the work of supervising the dipping. In Hereford- shire there were 300,000 sheep and 88 police ex- clusive of Hereford City. The chairman said the explanation was very satisfactory.
Talgarth's Lighting. Concert for Funds. PARISH COUNCIL'S SUCCESSFUL EFFORT. I The coltcert hold on Wednesday last in the Towit Hall. Talgarth, under the auspices of the Parish 'Council, was one of the most important events hdd here recently, because the object was to raise funds to defray the cost of the lighting of the street lamps during the winter months. For the past 30 years this cost ,has been defrayed voluntarily. This is an achievement of which many a Talgarthian is proud, preferring it to the imposition of a rate. Of late years the street lamps had been lit by electricity, at an annual cost of about J625. This expenditure the parish council hold themselves liable for, the liability be- ing met by a number of subscriptions and the holding of a concert. The platform was very tastefully decorated for the occasion. One of tlia features of the pro- gramme was the singing of the Talgarth Glee party (conducted by Mr W. T. Davies, oba' rman of the parish council). Mr Davies, a veteran in the musical world, is to be congratulated on col- lecting a party, with voices so well balanced. Members of the parish council acted at stewards. Part 1 of the programme was miscellaneous, and part 2 comprised a sketch in character of "Bri- tannia's Tea P&rtv." Britannia (represented by Miss .Kate Phillips) entertained the different nations to an afternoon tea, each of the nations were represented as follow :-B,-it,annia, Miss K, I Phillips; Ireland, Miss M. Lewis; Scotland, Miss G. Davies; Whales, Miss K. Morgan; America, Miss E. Davies; France, Miss D. Ricketts: Bel- gium. Miss M. Samuel: Spain, Miss H. Evans; Italy. Miss G. Evans: Russia, Miss C. Powell; Sailor, Mr W. Marwood; Soldier, Miss E. Owen. A pleasing feature was the dance scene in which Spain and the Sailor boy took part. The piano accompanist for the evening was Mrs VinccTht Davies. The. miscellaneous items of the pro- gramme were ,as follow :—Welsh National An- them ("Mr W. T. Davies taking the solo); part song, Sweet and low." glee party; song (select- ed), Mr W. Marwood song, "Valley of laughter," .\Tlss.A-t. Fjtlton;,part song, "Belfrey tower," glee party: song, "Why do the nations," Mr R. Dav- ies; trio, "0 memory-" Misees B. Lewis, G. Davies, and Mr. H. Jones: song (selected), Mr W. Marwood: song. Miss G. Daies: part song, "Softly fall the shades of evening," glee party: song, "The promise of life," Miss B. Lewis; duet, "Flow, gently Deva," Messrs. Davies and Jones; part song, "Comrade's song of hope," glee party: song. "Friend of mine," Mr R. Davies.
ON MAY 8th. I LIQUOR CONTROL IN WALES. I LIQUOR CONTROL IN WALES. I THE TERMS OF THE NEW ORDER I The text of the new Order of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) states, "This Order shall be substituted for the Orders of the Central Con- trol Board (Liquor Traffic) made respectively on the 7th day of August, 1915, for the areas of New- port, Barry and Cardiff, and on the 11th day of November, 1915, for the Pembroke area, which said Orders are hereby revoked. The area to which it applies is "the Welsh area, being the area comprising the Principality of ales, the county of Monmouth, and the county borough of Newport." The Order appar- ently limits the sale of intoxicants to week-days only and affects bona-fide travellers and railway station restaurants, as well as all licensed houses and clubs. The hours for consumption on the premises are between 12 noon and 2.30 p.m., and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. For consumption off the premises the hours are between 12 and 2.30 p.m., and between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Treating is prohibited; credit prohibited; "long pull" prohibited. Dilution of spirit will be permitted up to 50 de- grees under proof. The last clause of the Order says—"This Order shall come into force on the 8th of May, 1916."
Painscastle's Low Rate. I CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN I RE-APPOINTED. Present at Painscastle's Council, on Thursday, were Messrs. J. Davies (chairman), Revs. Hubert Griffith (vic-ehairman) and D. Morgan, and Messrs. J. Bishop, D. Price and R. T. Griffiths (clerk). Rev. H. Griffith proposed that Mr J. Davies be re-appointed chairman for the ensuing year. Mr S. Meredith seconded, and the proposition was carried unanimously. Mr Davies thanked the members for their renewal of confidence. On the motion of Rev. D. Morgan, seconded by Mr J. P. Bishop, Rev. H. Griffith was re-appoint- ted vice-chairman. As to the dates of meetings, the council decided to meet on the same days as the Board of Guardians, that was, the first Thursday in each month. A circular letter was read from the Board of Agriculture with reference to the maintenance of live stock. A short discussion ensued, but no ac- tion was taken. A further letter came to hand from the Local Government Board relative to expenses incurred in work, dealing with the National Register, but the clerk stated there were no expenses in that district, and, thereupon, the matter dropped. A letter from the Glasbury Parish Council drew the council's attention to the fact that the road- men in that district were placing road scrapings on Glasbury Green. While the scrapings were in that position they were an eye-sore to the public. The surveyor stated that farmers were not inclined to take the scrapings away, but be was instructed to endeavour to prevail upon some of them to do 50. The clerk said the rate was lf-d in the £ less than that of last year.
RED CROSS HOSPITAL, PENOYRE. I The following gifts are most gratefully acknow- ledged :—T. W. Rees, Esq., and J. C. Harrison, Esq., salmon; Mrs MoClintock, ,Mx43 Rees, Mrs Williams and Mr Wilcox, cigarettes; Mrs Gar- nons Williams, Mrs Morgan Thomas and Mr Harris, pillows, surgical dressing and ehirte; the Hon. Mabel Bailey, Miss Davies, Mrs Powell, Mrs C. Williams, Mrs Thomas, Mrs C. Jones, Mrs A. Evans, Mrs Price, Rev. A. Geroge, Mrs M. Williams, Mrs Garnons Williams, Mrs Cole- Hamilton, Miss Davies, Mrs Mitchell, Rev. T. A. Davies, Mrs Dickinson. Mrs Clarke, Miss A. E. Davies Mr Edwards, iNir Harris, eggs, vegetables and fruit; Mrs Evans and Mrs Hum- 'frey, cakes, eggs and milk; Miss Best, collected from market, two chickens, vegetables, eggs and butter; Mrs R. E. Jones, X2 2s; Mrs Maddy, 2/ and Mrs Jones. 2/ C. M. PARKINSON, b73 Commandant. I FURTHER LIST OF DONATIONS. I £ 6. d. Part Lent Collections per Rev. W. Jones, Ystrad'fellte, Aberdare 5 0 0 Proceeds of Cray Concert per Mr. David Lewis 3 6 6 Easter Offering per Rev. H. Hughes, Trallong Church, Sennybridge 3 5 0 Juryman's Fees per Rev. Evan Davies, Illtyd 0 12 0 Donations-Total to date £ 2,860 12 6 Yours faithfully, 73 J. H. FURMEDIGE. I I
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I FARMERS' COLUMN. At an auction held a- Ladlow, on Monday, a bullock, weighing was sold for £69. At Erwood marker, on Thursday, prices were da follow :-Eggs. Id each; butter, 1/4 per lb.; chickens, 1, and 1/1: and rabbits, lOd each. Prices obtained at Presteign market, on Wed- nesday. for an avera-ge supply, were:—Live fowls, 5/- to 6/- per couple; trussed ditto, 1/- per I!b. eggs, 10 and 11 for 1/ butter, 1/6 per lb.: and rabbits, lid and 1/- each. lb. and ra i Principal rates at Rhayader market, on Wed- nesday, for a good supply were :—Eggs, 11 sod 12 for 1/ butter, 1/4 and 1/5 per lb.; live fowls, 5/6 to 6/6 per couple; trussed ditto, I/- per lh.: and rabbits, lid and 1/- each. Prices at Hay market, on Thursday, "were :— Eggs, 10 and 11 for 1/ butter, 1/5 and 1/6 per lb.; live-fowls, 7/- -to 7/6 per couple; trussed; ditto, 7/- to 10/ duck eggs, 8 for 1/ rabbits, II each; and rhubarfe- (small supply), Id per bundle. Attendancd at Knighton market, on Thursday, was good, but there was cot a of any kind of produce. Chief quotations were Hen-eggs, 12 for 1/ dtKtk-eggs, 11; butter, 1/5 per lb-, fowls, 5/- to 6/- per couple; chickens, 5/- to 7/ and rabbits, 1/6 to 2/ Prevailing rates, at Talgarth produce marketr on Friday, were:—Butter, 1/6 per lb.; trussed fowls, 1/- and 1/1: eggs, 11 and 12 for 1/ trussed chickens, 1/1 and 1/2 per lb.: rabbits, 1/- and 1/1 each; rhubarb, 2irf per bunch; ap ples, lid and 2d per lb. and potatoes, 5/6 per cwt. Fairs in Brecon and Radnor for May are as follow :8th, Builth Wells: 9th, Presteign and Talgarth; 11th. Hay; 12th Rhayader and Crick- howell: 15th, Llandovery 16th, Newbridge-oB- V-lye; 17th, Knighton, Rhayader and Hay; 18th, Knighton and Hay; 22nd, Builth Wells; 24th, Rhayader; and 31st, Talgarth. At Brecon May fair there was not a large sup- ply. but trade was very brisk, and prices ranged high. Cows and calves, £ 20 to .£22; heifer beef, up to 1/2 per lb.: yearling stores were dearer than they had ever been before, one pen in a for- ward condition making £ 20 apiece; the average was 'from £ 16 to £ 17: mutton made up to 1/- and 1/1 per lb. .and lamb. 1/2 to 1/5 per lb. Hereford market, on Easter Wednesday, was characterised by a fair supply, and trade, on the whole, was keen. All choice lots found ready purchasers. There was a good supply of beef, the best making a shilling penny per pound, and other qualities, tenpence to elevenpence. Capital demand prevailed for store-cattle. There was not such a large supply of sheep, but de- mand was keen and prices were maintained at re- cent levels. Trade in pigs was good, and late rates were well maintained.
Death of P.s. D. Davies. POPULAR POLICE OFFICER. Police-Sergeant D. Davies, of the Brecoashire Constabulary .whose death, we regret to report,took place on 'Monday, had been in charge at Cefn- Coed, near Merthyr. for some years. A few days ago lie had a seizure while arresting two men un- der the Defence of the Realm Act, and he suc- cumbed on Monday night. Sergt. Davies, who was of the merit clasp, had completed more than 30 years' service in the Breconshire force, and was one of 'the most popular sergeants in the county. He was 54 years of age, and leaves a widow and several children. One of his sons was killed in France some time ago. At the last- meeting of the Breconshire Standing Joint Committee he secured his pension, but was continuing to serve for the duration of the war.
ROLLING 1 HE WOODS. TOURNAMENT AT LLANDRINDOD. WOUNDED SOLDIERS COMPETE. The first tournament of the year took place on the Recreation ground green, Llandrindod Wells, on Wednesday and Thursday last, and was a. great success. There were over 80 entries. about half of them from wounded soldiers, the rest visitors and residents. All the four prizes were given (the donors being Messrs. Frank Mills, Hy. Leckenby, W. Skyrme. and Tom Norton, Ltd.). Consequently the whole of the entrance fees were available for purchasing cigarettes, etc., for distribution amoag the wounded soldiers present. Two soldiers and two civilians succeeded in reaching the semi-final, in which Mr David Evans beat Mr G. W, Gibson 11—6, while Corpl. Dearden beat, Pte. Marshall 11-1. The final was played on Thursday after- noon before a big attendance, and provided a capi- tal contest, Mr Evans leading through the first half, after which Corpl. Deardent took command, winning by 21-12. The soldier's success was highly appreciated by the crowd, and three hearty cheers were given as he stepped forward to receive first prize from the hands of Mr Tom Norton (chairman of the U.D. Council). The two civilian prize-winners, Messrs. Evans and Gibson, returned their prizes to be awarded in a further competition confined to wounded soldiers, and Mr D. A. Sutherland (Swan- sea) the well-known Welsh International bowler, who was present, very generously gave- a guinea for a further prize. Messrs. Frank Mills and C. C. Hughes are arranging this further competition, and 'both of them also rendered va-lua-bie service in conducting the tournament started la-st Wednea- day.
RADNOR COUNTY COUNCIL'S COMMITTEE MEETINGS. ESTIMATE COST OF ROADS. The Committees of the Ra-dnorsbire ColmtY Council held their meetings at Llandrindod Welle on Friday afternoon. Main Roads and Bridges. Mr J. R. Bache occupied the chair at the Yla.IlJ. Roads and Bridges Committee, and it was decided to support the application to be made by Lialtinl- dod Wells Urban Council to the Roads i30rdfor 3> grant towards the cost of treating their with tar.. The surveyor (Mr T. L. Wish lade) said tWO or three of the roadmen bad asked for a war bonUS. He employed about 22 permanent men. Replying to Mr Green-Price, the surveyor said Radnorshire compared very well with ehire and with Rural Councils in the payweDt of roadmen. Breconshire pa.id more.. but they were nearer the industrial centres. The committee recommended that a ?"" boDU8 of 1/- per week be .ranted all the roadn^_j. Answering Mr J. Hamer, Mr ^shMe roadm?n would be allowed to go nd -1?st '3rm- ers as much 3S possible—the same »s •Jyear- The BUTveyor stated in h? report tha.t. the M, of snow in February and ]larch Interfered very much with the traffic on roost of the rO8, and especially with those over the r OTesi between I Llandegley and Nw R.a, a.Dd a1so beiwem Llandegley and New R.dnor. • £ j1g03 £ te. Emghton and Presteign, ?mchwere for l8Cveral days on three SÐPa rate ()CCILslons. Onthe fi„t o.n«S n«d the drift, <S and a way had to be cut for ￼ m!!es. the oost on this road alone being ? 11e Gd. Expenditure for the year 1915-16 ? .ur?e re- I pa.l, culverts, -i;™ ™ « rlft pa?. culverts, socket-p? <'???S? ?:? of rirer Ithon, improving ????? fence ￼ i-. ￼ ￼ an d repa I rs to count y ￼ ￼ ￼ ditto ￼ L?n- dod Wells portion) of ta5 1,2s 5d. His estimate for tbe en&mng year wag ~o,355 4.? an average of X34 3a lOd and mc?l.??ng- Llandrindod portion, of £$* 18s 6d. At <be finance Committee refererrce was :1,ad to the payment of the Chief Conshtahk's salary while on active service, the chairman statwc in. while on active serv i ce. reply to Mr Baylis that they could not al!ow officials anything where the. army pay exc^ ded their civil pay. The auditor submitted his report, and, in it, hø- thanked the officials for their courtesy and at- tention.