IVOR S. WILLIAMS, The Ironmonger, BUILTH WELLS. TO FARMERS AND OTHERS. 1RY ME FOR PARAFFIN FOR ENGINES & LAMPS. Petrol Always in Stock. Plough Lines, Traces, —— —— Timber Chains & Axes. j
BRECON. I ptc. Tom Thomas .son of Mr.- Thomas, Silver Street, is home on furlough from France. "Onoto" and "Swan" Fountain Pens make ideal gifts; &bsolute[y r6üable.-A. Hugh- and Son, Pen Experts, Brecon. 683 The I"I Y. 'I.c. Fund has benefited to the extent of £ 31 6> Gd. a. a result of the Guild Hall con-cert, or- ganised by Monsieur et Madame Perrier, on Christmas night la-to Private Barnes (Machine Gun Corps), at present in Penovr* Red Cross Hospital, was decorated with th-j Military Medal by Colonel Hapburn at Cardiff on lues- day in recognition of bravery in the field. Bovs "All Wool" Black ribbed stockings can be ,had from V- atts, The Clothier, at exceptionally moderate prices. You .can select from la- large assortment. I For COUGHS, COLDS, BRONCHITIS and Astihmia. take Gwillim's celebrated COUGH: LINCTUS, in bottles 1/3 each. Sole Proprietor, Gwillim, Chemist, Brecon. 462/38 News has been received by Mrs Thomas, 13. Free Street, that her husband. Pte. T. Thomas, Labour Co.. is 6ufferinf, from a fractured teg. and liaq been admitted into hospital in England. Pte. Thoma, wa.s formerly jJ employed at the Castle Hotel. HOW TO RATION CHILDREN.—Give them "UCAL EMULSION of COD LIVER OIL." It takes the place of MEAT and BUTTER. Store, prices 1/3, 2/3, 4/ ..—Brecon Agent Gwillim, i M.P.S., Chemist. 462/38 ( ExceHent Glass and Covered Hearse and Car- J riages of every description can now be supplied by Samuel Perry, Posting Master, Brecon, whose. obMgea larS very reasonable, Ordm left at 30", ) Watton, will receive prompt attention. 584 Oil Sundav. at the Y.M.C.A.. under the auspices of the National Union Of Raitwaymea, a lecture was gtven by Mr F. S. Skirrcw, on "Unemployment after the War" and "Taxation of Land Values." to a large and appre- ciative audience. Mr W. Evans presided. Mr E. Wal- ter- proposed a vote of th?tnk? to the lecturer E? for h? .? a<Mr?!-5. and this was seconded by Mr W. Bevan. On Mondav night a lecture took place at Kensington Baptist Church, when the Rev. Thomas Lewis (the well known Ccnuo missionary and now "ecretary for Wales for the Bapti,t Mi?ionary Society) poke ot the ) "Ali.sionary Work on the Congo" to a large congrega- tion. Rev. D. O. Griffiths presided, and a collection was taken towards the Baptist Missionary Society.. At the Brecon County Police Ccurt. on Friday, Patrick Fury, Mill Street, was ordered to par 7/6 cost.. for allowing the carcase of a pony to remain uiitiurie-d..) P.c. Ocoek said the carcase was left on the Crug hill. The skin had been removed. A great deal of the car- case had been eaten by birds and do?. Defendant ?aid he didDoi. thm? there was any harm in leaving the carcase on the Cru- ) O T-, A 'kLE O 1-' TiLTS CONCERNS YOU. A SALE OF j "ORK will be opened by Hi* Worship the Mayor of Brecon, at Dr. Cuke Memorial Hall, on Wed; nesdav. March 20th, at 2.30. Useful -and Fancy Goods at Reasonable Prices. CONCERT at 8 p.i-u., tickets 9d each (including 'tax). All arc- I heartily invited. 966/62. 14o ) ARE YOU DEPRESSED? If so, ma-ke your' surroundings. bright and cheerful with one of our WALLPAPERS. Iii spize of the difficulties of production, we are still able to show, you a large varietv of Attractive Designs in Al-allpapt-rs and Leatherettes. Call early and secure best value. as some of the designs cannot be replaced. Dis- -tempers. Paink. Brushes, and all other material necessary for spring may be obtained •at the old address—Oscar M\ atkins, Top of Lion Street. Brecon. I Mr John G. Griffiths presided at the annual meeting of the Xeath and Brecon Railway Company, li.-ld in London. Mr Griffith Thomas was re-appointed a 6hare director, and Mr T. S. Soden a debenture director. The chairman said the total receipts were £ M.7s2 As com- pared with 191t; there had been a considerable falling ,DtY in the number of colliers and other workmen using the line. The total number of workmen carried in 1917 wa- 223,344, whereas in 1916 it was 364.608. This re- presented a direct loss, and also a. much larger 10. by the greatly diminished coal tonnage carried. The total tonnage carried in 1917 was 556,713 ton. whilst that of 1916 was 919,611 ton-. In 1913 the total tonnage had reached 1.322,570 tons, so that compared with 1917 there was now a decline cf no less than ton; lecture was given at the Y.M.C.A., on Monday- evening, by Prof. S. G. Jones. M.S. (University College), I Aberystwyth, on "Potato Disease and Spraying." to a large audience. The lecture was a very u-eful and in- structive one. Mr Jones, in the course of his remarks, referred to the various diseases cf the potato and to the prevention of such by spraying. The lecture wa- illustrated by lantern slides. The lecturer answered a number of questions, and urged -everyone to plant as many potatoes as possible dur- ing the coming year. Mr W. F. Parry de Winton (mavor) presided, and proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Jcnes for his instructive lecture. This wa, seconded by Mr Barrington and carried with acclam- ation. After the lecture, a committee was formed to keep in touch with the matter, consi-ting of Mr W. F. Parrv Ij-é Winton (chairman), Mr R. F. Pettifor. F R H S. (secretary), Mr Peck, Mr Barrington, Ilr Telling, Mr Stubbs. Mr Bowen. Mr Fisher. Mr Heliard and Mr E. M. Meredith. Aid. David Powell, of CaedrySsii. -the new High Sheriff cf Breeonshire, is one of the leading public men in the town and county. He entered public life in 1896 on election as a member of the Breeonshire Countv Council for the St. John's Division of Brecon. He was elected a member of the Brecon Town Council the same year. He is an Ex-Mayor cf Brecon, an alder- man of the Borough Council, a county and borough magistrate, chairman of the County Main Roads Com- mittee, acting chairman of the Finance Committee, and a member of several important committee* of the County Council and Education Committee. He i- chair- man of the Brecon County and Borough Infirmary, and a director of several public companies, including the Pump House Hotel Company, Llandrindod Well". of which he is managing director. The new High Shentt is a Baptist, and a prominent member of the Kensing- ton Baptist Church, Brecon. He is a Conservative in politics. Two of his sons are serving with his Majesty's Forces. His eldest son. Lieut. Gwvn Powell, formerly of the Brecknock*, but latterly an officer in the Royal Flving Corps, is a pri-oner of war in Germany, while bis youngest son. Lieut. Idris Powell, after going through Sandhurst, has been for the last 18 months serving with the Welsh Regiment in France. On Wednesday night, February 27th. a very successful whist drive and dance was held at the Guild Hall, or- ganised bv Mr H. Clifford. High Street, asistt-d by Mr jtov Parrv, in aid of the Starving Prisoners' of War Fund. There was an excellent company pre.ent. and dancing was kept up until 3 a.m. to the accompani- ment of the Depot Band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster Fenner. which played most, delightful music. It is estimated that the .sum of R-20 odd was. •Tealis-ed. Through the generosity of many kind friends a sufficient sum cf money was subscribed to pay for the Jisht refreshments provided, and, consequently, the to- tal proceeds will be handed over to the above fund. The following were the donors of the prize., for the whist drive-, :-The- Mayor of Brecon (Mr Parry de Winton). Mr J. Hando.' Mr A. Adcock. Mr R. W. Phil- lips..Mr II. Rrss. Mr E. A. Watts. Mr G. Wiiccckson, Mr Senior, Mr E. Wi-e. Mr D. Fryer, and Mr J.W. Hedg"er. The winners of the prizes for. the whist drive were-—Ladies: 1st. Mrs Harrison, Struct: 2nd, Mi-s Edmunds. Wheat Street; 3rd, Mis* -Edwards, High St. Cents- 1st Mr Smith. junr.. Greenway 2nd. Sgt. Donovan SW.B. 3rd. Pte. Blake: S.W.B.: and booby, Mr J. Powell, Mount Street. There was also a waltzing competition for ladies, and the winning couple were Miss Nettie William- and Miss Lily Jones. Llanfaes. The judges were Messrs. D. Rothero. Bert Jones and Rev Parry. Messrs. H. Clifford and Roy Parry acted .1I.C" willing band of helpers, under the direct- ion of Mr Clifford, assisted 'Xrs Marshall with the re- freshments.
TALGARTH. I The death has occurred of Mrs John Griffiths (Swan Terrace). The funeral took place at the Parish Church on Wednesday. At the police court, on Friday, before Mr J. T. | Boucher (in the chair) and Mr W. Thomas, John How- a.rd, no fixed abode, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly at Talgarth. P.s. Bendle proved the case. Defendant, who pleaded "guitty." was sen- fenced to a day'- imprisonment.
SENNYBRIDGE. I -v Owing to the Meat Control Scheme, an extra mart was held here on Tuesday of last week. and although qonlv 5 sheep were brought, we were rather surprised that there were 9 cattle to he graded, so the butchers present returned rather better than they have done of late from various markets. Mr W. J. Price, of Messrs. David and W. J. Price, conducted the sale.
LLANFILLO. I The children of the Council School have collected il 14s for Sir Arthur Pearson's appeal towards the main- jj tenance of our blinded soldiers' children.
LLANDILOFANE. At the recent concert the sum cf t4 Is 6d. was realis- ed, and the committee much appreciated the services of Miss Daisy Price (Llanvillo), who sang in excellent style. A sketch, "Sam Slither\"icks baby," was perform- ed by Mr E. J. Price, Mis* E. M. Jcnes, Misses M. Powel Phillips and L. Lev-i,, and Messrs. D. Price and E .J. Powell. Other items were :¡ong, "Doing our bit," Cilieni party; sketch, "Lodgings to let," Misses Williams, M. (;. Price and S. Price: song, "Hiraet-li." Mr T. C. Phillips; and song. "Gwladd y Genniticn Werdd," Mr T. Phillips.
ABEREDW. I Second-Lieut. Jack Lloyd is home from the front on a fortnight's leave. Mr Cyril Davies (grarfdson of .Mr and Mrs R.Morris. Aberedw Village), left here fcr Brecon on Tuesday of last week to join the colours. On Thur.-day he passed through here t-ii roiite for Wrexham, and is now in training at Oswestry with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
RHULAN. i Driver J. Davies. R.F.A. (son of Mr and Mrs Da vie. Gilfaeh) has been home from Franct' on a fortnighf's leave of absence. He returned on Monday. I
LLANGORSE. I At the C.M. Chapel, on the 25th ult., an interesting presentation wa smade to Miss Doris Price. Fairview, in view of her approach* marriage to Prof. C. Clement Thomas (gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery). Rev. Ll. Davies presided over the gathering, and the presenta- tion of a handsome solid -silver tray was made on behalf of the Church by Miss Sarah Williams. Miss Price, in a neat little speech, thanked the C'tiureh for this ex- pression of their kind wishes. Speeches were delivered by the Paster, [r Dayie" (Penllanafal), Rev. Richards (Penclawdd), and Gunner C. C. Thomas. The following items were also contributed towards the pro- gramme :—Song, Miss Dolly Jones, Tynewydd; song, Misjs Ray Davies, Llanfihangel song (encored), Miss Gwen Thomas. King's Head; song, Miss May Price, the Shop; and recitation, Miss Charlotte Williams. Miss Morgan, the St-cres, and Miss Powell, Pencaemaen, act- ed as secretaries, and the accompanists were Ray Davies and Mis* M. Price. j
GLASBURY-ON-WYE. Air Mechanic Reggie Jones, R.F.C., has been home on < 7 (lit)-s* letive on leaving hospital after his recent burn- ing accident. Col. Fielden has already received subscriptions and donations for the funds of the local Food Production Society, a list of which may be seen at the Villa ,the I residence %f Mr R. Jones, grocer. Bombardier Sydney Hill, who recently won tile liel- gian Crcix-de-Guerre in Flanders for distinguished ser- vice in the Held, has been spending a few day. well- earned rest at his home at Brookwocd, after spending upwards of 2J years on the battlefields of Flanders. A meeting, under the auspices of the Breeonshire Women's War Agricultural Committee, wa held at St. Peter's Hall on Tuesday, when the objects of- the "Women's Institute" were explained, in the course of atole and interesting addresses, by Mrs Bligh (Cilmery), Mrs Aubrey Thomas (Skreen, Erwood) and Miss Hilda Vaughan (Builth Wells). Mr E. Butler, J.P., pre- si<kd. An extended report will appear next week.
DEYYNOCK. I Capt. W. T. Havard, .C.F., M.C., was invested by • the Kiii- ft litickin,,li;tm Ptli,-e on Saturday. It is in- tere?tinK to note th?b he won the Mitkarv Cro4;? for gallantry in aiding the wounded under fire at Landg- mark, la4 August, in which action hi, battalion, the 2nd Gwent, took a prcminent part. Not only ha,: he been previously mentioned in l?ijt lie lia., been twice recommJJded for the military honour of which he is a recipient. j
LLANDOVERY. Mr Morgan Williams, Penstackan. Cilycwm, lias just sold to a representative of the Government a fine three-year-old gelding for £ !Xi.. The charge list at the last petty sessions was very light and occupied very little time to dispose. Two timber-hauliers were brought before the Bench for not having the necessary lights on their waggons, and for their negligence they suffered to. the extent of 10/- each, j The Mayor and Mayoress (Councillor and Mrs Daniel t Jones) are acting most generously in the borough since they have been in office. They have distributed coal and beef to the deserving poor, entertained the inmates j at. Tanybryn to a dinner, and also, entertained t I., wounded pat-knts and ?tatt at the Red Cm- Ho"pital to .a irnilar repast. jj During last week the various War Savings Associa- tiens in the borough have collected R196 Is 6d in war savings certificates, making a total subscription up to date of il,917 li (xi. The subscriptions were as fol- lows :-ational School, £ 574 19s 6d; station staff, £464 eos: Tabernacle Chapel, iL432 17s; Council School, £ 253 15s: County Dual School, C119 6s 6d; Ebenezer, Salem, and Memorial Chapels, under £100.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. Pte. Rhys Williams is home from the front. Pte. Tom Nicholas (4. Itfon Crescent) has paid a visit on overseas leave. Steward Harry Gielow (Esgairmoel-ganol, home on leave), who recently met with an accident to his leg whilst out riding, is making satisfactory progress. Sergt. J. Williams (son of Mr Williams, Esgermole Factory), and Pte. Henry Davies. son of Councillor Davies (Bryn Irfon) have met in Salonika. The local food committee has appointed Councillor E. S. Morgan, D. 1. Williams, R. D. Jont-c,, S. Griffiths, as delegates to attend at Llandrindod Wells on March 7th to discuss and arrange a rationing scheme for. visitors to the Central Wales Spas. St. David's Day was celebrated as usual in the Council school. A programme of choice music and re- citations were given by the school children, all of them were arrayed with the National emblem, the leek and the daffodil lieing. prominently display ed. I On Wednesday evening at the Congregational Chapel the Welsh language Society (formed here this winter) brought their series of lectures to a clo-,e, when the Rev. Penar Griffiths, Swansea, lectured on Watcyn Wyn. There was a large attendance, and Penar, as usual, was in his best form. Rev. R. Evans presided. At the Tribunal on Friday last-, Mr J. T. Evans pre- sided. Others pre-ent were Messrs. E. Price, M. Evans, R. D. Jones. Mr Carey (The Hall), represented the Military Authorities. There was only one appeal case. Mr John Davies (Gellyfelen) exemption granted till 1st of May, and to go for medical examination. THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE' WORM. Fabrics are continually advancing. Thrifty housewives should look up their require- ments in "HOUSEHOLD DRAPERY" and be well iadvised to make immediate purchases at SAUNDERS MORGAN'S. I At the Council Chambers on Thursday evening, a meeting was held to form a committee in connection ?ith the war c-avin? propaganda. Miss Aston Jones, London, addressed the meeting, and outlined the $chew I in detail. Rev. R. Evans presided. The object was to form branches in the district and a committee was I appointed representing all denominations in the place. The following were appointed Chairman, Rev. R. Evans; secretary. Mr D. A. Rees (headmaster); treas- urer. Mr R. D. Jones, (Brynonen). Councillor D. 1. Wil- liams. J. Carey, J. Davies, Mr Rhys Williams (sur- veyor), Mr Thomas (Pantglas). Miss Williams (Bron Eppynt). j
I ERWOOD. I A public meeting was held in the Market Hall .on Fri- day ,ning, when Mi-s a Hilda Vaughan, Mr J. R. Bache, Ald. ?tfrvyn Davies and Mr David Thomas. spoke en matters relating to women labour, corn pro. duction and the Farmers' Union. The addresses were most jntere4ing and instructive, but unfortunately the attendance was not goefl. Ilr C. II. Jones, Aber- gwonddwr (chairman of the local branch of the F.U.), presided. A vote of thanks to the speakers was pro- posed by Aid. T. Williams and seconded by Mr J. Evans. Stretcher-Bearer Walter Pritchard. the fourth son of Mr and Mrs Pritchard, Lane farm. is at home from France on It days' furlough. He has been slightly- wounded twice, but is now looking tit and well. He ha been in France about 1u months, and has experien- ced much during that time. His friends and relatives were very delighted to see him looking so well. Mr and 31rs Pritchard'* third son—Albert—has heen transferred to an Agricultural Company, and is now engaged on the j land. j
BUILTH WELLS. I Morris's for Early Garden Peas and Beia-ns. I We don't keep good boots-we sell them.— Wyles, Bros. Thirty candidates were confirmed at St. Mary's Church on Tuesday. Peas, Beans, Lent-els, &c., best quality, con- trol prices.-Da vies Bros. There was a good attendance at Mr P. Bartlett's phy- I seical culture ciass cn Friday evening. Local butchers have decided to close their establish- ments all day on Wednesdays. A holiday was grante.d to the scholars of the Inter- mediate Council Schools, on St. David's Day. Lieut. ("Scottie") Smiles, Pte. T. Jones, and Pte. W, S. Deacon (Royal Engineer-) are now home on leave. I Practice for the children's operetta, "Robin Hoed," was held at Weshy Schoolroom on Thursday evening. Major Warren, D.S.O. (nephew of the late Miss War- ren, Builth) has been spending a few days' leave in the town. A meeting of the Band of Hope was held at the Old Baptist Cliapel on Monday evening. There was an average attendance. Advertisements, notices of meetings, news-items, etc., for the "Express" should be sent to Mr G. E. Sayce, Fern Lea, Builth Wells. The weather here has been bitterly cold during the last week, an easterly wind -prevailing. There was a slight fall of snow on Friday morning. One of our readers tells the story of a local gentleman lay ing a trap for a rat, and, in the morning, he was sur- prised to find his capture was none other than a fox. I The marriage took place. at Holmer Parish Church, Hereford, on the 27th ult., of Miss Eliazbet-h Sheen, and Mr T. A. Coltman. Rev. H. E. Knight, M.A., Hereford, officiated. An interesting football match took place on the Groa on Saturday .when the rival teams were Llandrindod, .National School St. National School versus St. Mary's Choir boys. After a strenuous game, the Wyesiders proved themsetve.s the victors by six clear goals. For Sale, 3,000 yards old dye dress mater- ial, 1/6 to 4/11 per yard; and 1,000 yards black, grey, navy, and brown costume serge, 3/11 to 7/11 per Yard.—Isaac Price, Cloth Hall. b877/61/6219 At the Congregational Church, on Sunday afternoon. I Mr W. Miles gave an intereting demonstration to the whole cf the Sunday schoot with blackboard illustra- tions. Subsequently, Mr Miles also gave a topical ad- dress to the adults and teachers, entitled "The Model Sunday School Teachers." "Deductions from the World War," by Lieut.- Gen. Baron von Freytag-Loringhoven. 2/6 net. This book was prohibited for export by the Ger- 1n-an Government, because of its candid admis- sion.—Howard Lewis^jjjookseller. Mr D. Ernest Jones (son of Rev. and Mrs W. E. Jones, Hane,dea)hasheen successful in passing the matriculation examination of the London University. Prior to enlistment in February, he was a medical student at Cardiff, and was formerly a pupil of Builth County School. where he passed the junior and senior certificate examinations of the Central Welsh Board. Government Rationing Scheme of Tea, Butter and i:\Iargarin('V. Price 'and Co., beg to an- nounce that all customers, registering with them under the new scheme, will be supplied with the best quality goods, as usual, and every attention given to orders. Home mission services were held at the Wesleyan Church on Sunday, when telling discourses were cte- livered by Mr Senior (Hay). Collections were on be- half of the home mis-io^ fund. The meetings were continued on Tuesday ,t i 9 when Mr H. J. Garland delivered an interesting address. Miss T. M. Price pre- sided at the organ, and Mr Frank L. Morris conducted the singing. Mr J. Meredith .Tones presided over St. David's Day lecture, which was delivered at Alpha Lecture Hall by Rev. A. S. Thomas. B.A. (rector of Ma-esmynis), the subject being "Webh Nationalism and the Welsit Language." After the lecture, on the proposition of Rev. Lewis James, a hearty vote of thanks was accord- ed the lecturer, and, on the proposition of Dr. Rhys Davies, a vote of thanks was accorded the, chairman. A Welsh solo was also very pleasingly Tendered by Miss Morfa Hamer, accompanied by Miss Evelyn Rice, who presided at the organ.
BUILTH ROAD. I Builth Road and Newbridge boys have played the popular "soccer" game twice this .season. The first j contest resulted in an easy win for Newbridge- by 8 goals to 1. The return game, however, also played at Newbridge, ended in a win for Builth Road by 2 goals to 1. liotti teams were then equal, and, in order to further test the prowess of both teams, another match took place on Saturday. A penalty goal was taken by L. Corsham (Builth Road), and, in the ,second moiety, Newbridge, through Powell, scored a goal two minutes off time. Newbridge also ueeured several corners, and, although the kick" were excellently placed by Ray- Williams, no advantage was taken cf them by his col- leaguc".
BEULAH. I Driver Frank Richards, (on of Mr* Richards, the J Shcp) is home from France on 14 days' leave. I
NEWBRIDGE-ON-WYE. I Lieut. Dan Meredith has been home on leave from 11 France. Pte. Vaughan (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) is home on a short well-earned leave from France. The recent concert, under the auspices of the National Sailors 'Society, realised £ 8. Major J. M. Gibson-Watt, Doldowlod Hall, has had a breakdown in health, and is expected home on siek- leave. 2nd Air Mechanic T. G .Banks. Royal Flying Corps, arrived home unexpectedly last week from France, where he has been for many months. Pte. R. Weale, Che-hire Regiment (son of Mrs Emily Weale, Bridgehill) has ju.-t gone on a. draft for France a day or two after attaining his nineteenth birthday. Pte. Fred Hammonds. King's Shropshire Light. In- fantry, who has seen strenuous fighting in Ypres, Llang- marek, Cambrai, and who was recently wounded, is now home on leave spending a well-earned 14 leave with his family. Sapper J. T. Collins. 8th Railway Company, Royal Engineers (grandson of Mr and Mrs Collins, the Mount) has been home en leave from France, where he has been engaged in tasks which involved approaching very dan- gerous positions-. Lce.-Cpl. W. V. Bradley, of the Gloucester Regiment, in a letter to lfr, E. Weale. Bridgehill. disclosed an account of the doings of her son, Pte. Douglas Weale ¡ (Glouce.-ter Regiment), whose death, in action, was an- nounced some time ago.
it CEFN-COED. 1 I The War Savings Association of the Girls Depart- ) ment of the Council School has now completed the first year of its existence. Seventv-seven memoer. were enrolled, aid J162 lis has been received for the pur- chase of certificates. Mr Evan Jones (High Street), has been appointed cne of the delegates representing the Labour Party for the county of Breeonshire. and Mr David Williams (High Street) has been appointed a member of the executive committee of the same organisation. ( Seventy-seven members have joined the War Savings Association at the Cefn Coed Girls' School since its inauguration in February, 1917, and f462 12s. have been subscribed for the purchase of War Savings certifi- cates. S. Thomas, headmistress, iibtlie pr,, 'zident. while the treasurer is Mrs Tudor Davies and the sec- ret ary Miss Annie Betterton. Regimental-Sergt.-Major George Meredith, South African Regiment, son of Mr-. E. Meredith, staff quar- ters for the Llwyn On Reservoir, Cwmtaf, has been de- corated with the Croix de Guerre for his bravery and gallantry in France. Sergt-Major Meredith has. done excellent work on the Western front, and has been twice mentioned in despatches. He was an old scldier, and fought in the South African War.
liLANGAMMARCH WV4LLS. I The funeral of Mrs Price, Lhvynbrain, took place on Friday. The interment was at Salem Baptist Chapel burial ground. The Rector conducted the service at the house, and the Baptist minister took put in the service in the chapel, and at the graveside. There is left a grown up family of 3 daughter. and three sons, one of whom is with the Brecknocks in India. A large number from the surrounding district paid their tribute of respect.
ABERCRAYE. I Caehopkin United Chorr have postponed further prac- tieé"; for two months, owing to indisposition of the conductor. Mrs Williams, headmistress of the Abercrave Infant. School, is now recovering from her recent illnes-, and has resumed work. Pte. John Williams (.-on of the late Mr David Wil- liams, Lamb and Flag Cottages) lias arrived home from London, where he is stationed with the transport sec- tion. .Mi-s Jantiv Watkins (daughter of llr and Mrs Joseph Watkins) was awarded the second prize for the child- ren's open recitation at the Seveu Sisters competitive concert on Saturday.
HAY. I Pte. B. Prieg, S.W.B. (Chancery Lane) has been on furlough from France. Sec.-Lieut. Bernard James, R.G.A. (son of Mr and Mrs T. E. James, of Sycamore Hou-e) is home oil leave frcm the Western Front. A list of war honours, issued la,st week, included the name of Lce.-Cpl. A. Williams, R. W .F., who has been awarded the Military Medal. St. David's Day was celebrated in the schools of this town on Friday last by the tinging of Welsh songs and addresses by the head-teachers. On Sunday, the 24th ult., Mr E. Senior, of Barnet CaAle Circuit, commenced his duties as pastor cf the Hay and Glasbury Wesleyan Churches. Pte. Harry Davies, 8.W.B., soij of Mrs Davies (Church Street), who has been in France for some time, came home on Saturday for a short furlough. At LI an i<; on School, oil March 1st, the vicar, Rev. W. E. T. Morgan, gave an excellent address to the children upon the life of St. David, after which recitations and songs were given by the scholars. On St. David's Day the children of Llanigon School contributetd El 5s to the Y.M.C.A. emergency fund. This makes L10 16.s which these schools have sent for comforts, etc., for our soldiers and sailors during the last IS months. The weekly meeting of the Free Church Girls' Guild was held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom on Monday even- ing. About 33 members were present, and it was de- cided to arrange for an entertainment to be held in the near future. The engagement is announced between Mr A. E. Monro, Naval Instructor Royal Navy, R.N. College, Greenwich, son, of Mr A. Binning Monro, of Huck- I worthy, Horraridge, Devon, and Miss Sylvia Dew, only child of the late Walter F. Dew, of Ford, Drewsteign- ton, Devon, and grand-daughter cf the late Rev. Henry Dew, of Whitney-on-Wye. The mart, on Monday, was a success. Xo less than 34 fat beasts were passed under the hammer. Fat sheep were scarce, only 10 being entered. Store sheep and cattle realised excellent prices. Only one cow with calf was offered. Most of the fat cattle were cf top grade, and made 75/- per cwt. The auctioneers were Mr F. G. Price (Talgarth) and Mr T. J. Phillips (Sceth- rog). On the 26th inst. the death occurred of Mr Evans, aged 80 years, of Gwynne's Almshouses, who passed away after a short illness. The funeral was on the 4th inst", the vicar, Rev. J. de Winton officiating. The mourners were Mr Albert Evans, Builth (son), Mr and Mrs Evans, Blaina (-on and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mr- Charles Evans, Hay (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs J. Payne, Blaina (daughter and son-in-law), Rosie Evans, Hay (grand-daughter), Sunday last was the children's day, and a large gathering of children from the Free Church Sunday Schools in this town attended a united service held in the Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by Mr Paddoir (superintendent of the Presby terian School), who explained the meaning of the different hymns sung at the service. The lesson was read from 1st Samuel, 2nd chapter, also verses from Mat- thew, 18th chapter, by Mr T. Benbow (superintendent of Wesleyan Sunday School) An interesting address was given by Rev. Idris Davies, B.A. (Congregational minister), who spoke on envy, anger, hatred, and the love of money. Prayer was offered by .Mr Wm. Evans (superintendent Baptist Sunday School), and two solos were sweetly sung by the Misses Bessie Prosser and Gertie Price.
I YSTRADGYNLAIS. I Trooper F. W. Phillips (Household Guards) paid his friends a visit her last week. I Sapper P. Reading has returned to Newark, and Pte. } J. Edwards to the Western Front this week. Miss Katie Davies, Cwm Villas, Bryn Road, returned to Hornehurch Red Cross Hospital, Essex, last week. Mr C'has. Edwards (Gurnos Schools) was appointed secretary, and Mr Geo. Roberts, L.C. and M. Bank, treasurer. Pte. L..T. Jones returned to Pembroke Dock after be- ing on sick leave from a convalescent home in East- bourne last week. Pte. D. J. Morgan (Brynrhos), Gunner J. Powell, and Rifleman Lewis Waring have arrived home on leave from the Western Front. Rifleman W. G. James has proceeded to his depot at Winchester, after being in hospital at Diss, Norfolk, since December, with heart trouble. Pte. D. T. Price, East Lanes. Regt. (son of Mr and Mrs n. Price (signalman), formerly a teacher at the Cynlais School, has been home on leave. Mr Clancey Evans, formerly assistant at Messrs. Peglcr's, Ltd., who joined the Mon. Regt. in 1914, will regret to learn t-taat he has been wounded in France. A meeting of local farmers, who are attached to the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union, was held on Wed- ne-day, Mr J. P. Lee presiding. Thirty-five farmers were enrolled. A meeting was held at the Yniscedwyn Schools, on Wednesday, to consider the formation of local War Sav- ings Associations. Councillor Ben Williams presided over a good and representative attendance. Miss Ash- ton Jones (Brecon) gave an able address on the de- sirability of forming associations for the promotion of thrift amongst the members of the general community. I The speakers urged that all schools, chapels, churches, and works in the district should form associations.
BRYNMAWR. I Mrs C. Hughes has been appointed a cookery mistress under the Merthyr Education Authority. The annual meeting of the Brynmawr and Blaina Gas Company was held on Thursday, Mr A. Weeks presiding. The directors recommended a dividend of 5 per cent., less income tax, on the 5 per cent. Cumula- tive Preference Stock. The directors considered it prll- dent to withhold the dividend on the Ordinary Stock again this year. Mr Henry Connop, J.P., the retiring director, was re-elected. Mr C. H. Waters was re- elected company's auditor ,and Mr T. Gordon Jones was re-elected shareholders' auditor.
CWMTAF. I A welcome home concert was held at the Mission I Hall, recently, in honour of Pte. Tom Davies (,-on of Mrs Davies, Brynprudfydd farm, Cwmtaf). )
CWMTWRCH. I A movement is on foot at Cwmtwrch to get a public hall for the place. Surgeon-Probationer Horace Thomas (son of Mr T. R. Thomas, schoolmaster), who is on one of H.M. destroy- ers, is home on 14 days' ftirlougg- The children of the day schools celebrated St. David's Day by giving a drama at the school. A miscellaneous programme was also provided. The funeral took place, on Thursday, of Mrs Sarah Phillips (widow of the late Mr D. R. Phillips, Lower Cwmtwrch). The funeral took place at the churchyard, and the ministers officiating were Revs. T. Davies (Cil- frew), W. P. Jones (Bethania) and W. T. Hughes (Beu- lah). The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Evan Wil- liams. Mr and Mrs D. L. Griffiths, Mr and Mrs Dd. lia.ni,. -Nfr and '%Irs D. L. Griffitli.?;, 'Nlr DaN-id Phillip, Collins (sons-in-law and daughters), Mr David Phillips (son), and Miss Jessie Phillips (daughter).
CRICKHOWELL. The death has occurred of Mr James Powell, Llan-I bedr Read, an old and respected inhabitant. He was a member of the Parish Council, a Churchman and Con- servative. Deceased was 77 years of age.
RUNNIS. The concert held here recently, in connection with the Wesleyan Church, realised nearly iC5, which will he divided between the Sunday school and chapel funds.
BRECON MARKET. L I l ueisxiay. Fairly gocd supply of fat cattle, but aheep very scarce, and very few pig, Good &upp)y of cows and1 calves, selling at from £ 28 to £ 38.
HEREFORD MARKET. I Wednesday. There was a fair supply of fat beasts at Hereford to-day, and some bulls were included. Stores in fair numbers, but trade not brisk in view of uncertainty as to future. Dairy Cows fetched high prices- Calves sold well. Sheep trade active. Small amount of pigs. A sow fetched twenty-two pounds.
Double Fatality at Hirwain. I DOMESTIC SERVANT AND CHILD. I A double fatality occurred at Cefndon Crossing on I the Great Western Railway, aoo yards from Hirwain, I on Friday evening, the victims being Miss Minnie Elizalveth* Headon, aged 17, a domestic servant, and daughter of Mr George Headon, Great Western Rail- way ganger, of n, Cefndon Terrace, Hirwain, and Olive j Celia Wlialley, aged three years, (laughter of Mr John Whalley, shunter on the Great Western Railway, re- siding at Hirwain. Miss Headon. who was in service at Berthlwyd Cottage, kept by Mr Levy Thomas, was proceeding on her way home, it being- her night off. She was carrying the child, when she wa- knocked down bv the 7 o'clock mail motor, travelling from Aberdare to Neath, and killed outright, the body being shockingly ■ mutilated. The discovery was made by the conductor of the car, who immediately brought it to a standstill and returned to the spot. The child died lialf-an-hour later at Hirwain, where Dr. Ieuan Thomas was in at- tendance.
FARMERS AND SLAUGHTER- I HOUSES. BRECON F. U. DISCUSSION. I "TENDENCY TO 'KICK OYER THE TRACES" I Brecon branch of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union, met at the Wellington Hotel, Brecon, on Tuesday. In the absence of the chairman (Mr Jenkins, Cefnparc), Mr J. E. Morris, the vice-chair- man, presided. Before proceeding with the business, the chairman said they were very sotry that Mr Jenkins, their chairman, was unable to he present owing to a serious illness. Mr Jenkins had had great misfoitune re- cently in the loss of his wife and in his illness. He was sure they all deeply sympathised with him. He proposed they send a vote of sympathy to him in his breavement and illness. Mr W. D. Smith seconded, and it was agreed to. Butter Prices. I Arising out-of the minutes, Mr W. D. Smith re- ported that the deputation had seen the Food Com- mittee as instructed. They were given a very patient hearing, but it was quite evident at the outset that it was intended to make no concession. As they were aware, the Committees had now agreed to a uniform price. Agricultural Wages. I A communication was read from the Agricultural Wages Board, stating that they were now engaged in establishing local Wages Committees all over the district. In some districts employers had threatened their men with dismissal for acting on this committee. The Secretary said the Wages Board only wanted to know whether farmers in this district would interfere with their employees being a member of the Wages Committee. Mr W. D. Smith said he thought every farmer in this district would know better than to challenge the right of his man to discuss the question of wages. As far as the farmers of Breeonshire were concered he was sure no objection would be made. Other members spoke supporting this view, and it was decided that no obstacii should be placed in the j employees way. I Suggested Farmers' Slaughter Houses. I A letter was read from the Agricultural Organisation Society with reference to the proposed scheme for farmers' slaughter-houses. Mr W. D. Smith said the dead weight system of selling animals was the only fair way of dealing with the situation. Mr Rees Williams thought the present scheme was rotten," and the only thing to alleviate the difficulty was to have a farmers slaughter-house. It was high time something was done. Mr W. J. Price (a grading auctioneer) avid it would not be Jpracticable to run such a slaugh f-h.,i?,, as Government officials would be appointed fto deal with the matter. They were up against a lot of difficulties. Mr W. D. Smith saw no reason why the scheme of a farmers' slaughter-house should not remain in opera- tion after the war. Mr W. J. Price said there was a tendency among the farmers to kick over the traces when the Government began to control anything of theirs. 'Vhy should the farmers expect to be free when every other industry was controlled The Chairman We are uuder a great disadvantage as farmers. Mr Rees Williams said all they wanted was fair play. No one, he asserted, could guess the weight of a breeding ram. Mr W. D. Smith said if an article were handled un- fairly it tended to hamper its production. Mr David Williams remarked that the Town Council should erect a machine in the Market to weigh about 20 lambs at once. Then they could be graded and sold by the live weight. Several propositions were made, but no action was taken.
Ryeland Flock Book. I SOCIETY'S ANNUAL MEETING. I The annual meeting of the Ryeland Flock Book Society was held at the Wellington Hotel, Brecon, on Friday, Mr D. J. Thomas, Talachddu, Brecon, Pres- i(It being in the chair. Jlr Edmund Smith,^ Worcester, secretary, prCBnteù a very satisfactory report which showed that the Society was in a healthy condition, both as regards finance and the work which is being done to well maintain the Ryeland breed. The Show and Sale at Hereford was reported to be a geeat success. Mr Hobbs, Oswestry, was elected President for the ensuing year and Mr E. C. Maurice, Buckland, Pres- ident-elect. A cordial vote of thanks was extended to the retiring President who in reply said it had been a pleasure to preside over the administration of the Society during the past year. Mr Thomas also thanked the members for their co-operation.
The l,ate Mrs Richards, Talyllyn. FUNERAL AT CEFN COED. The funeral of Mrs T. C. Richards, the Rectory, Llanfihangel Talyllyn, whose death we reported in our last issue took place on Tuesday last. The obsequies were very largely attended, evidence of the respect in which the deceased lady was held and sympathy with the family in their sorrow. A short service was conducted at the Rectorv by the Rev. J. Marsden Jones, Llangorse, after which, the remains were conveyed to the Parish Church. Here a very impressive service was held, the Rural Dean Rev. J. McCellan, Llanhamlach, and Rev. J. Marsden Jones officiating. Favourite hymns of the departed were feelingly sung, viz Jesus Lover of my Soul," and "Abide with me," Mr G. Webb presiding at the organ, and played very effectively the dead march in Saul. The cortege then left for Talyllyn station en route for Cefn Cemetery, where the interment took place in the family vault. A number of relatives and old friends met the funeral party at Cefn Station and accompanied them to the burial ground. The choir of St. John's Church, was present. The services at the Cemetery Chapel, and at the grave were taken by the Rev. J. Marsden Jones, Llangorse. The chief mourners were Rev. T. C. Richards, 2nd- Lieut. H. Wynne luelmrds, b.W.B. (son), Mr and Mrs T. J. Parry (son-in-law and daughter), Col. J. J. Jones, Cefn (uncle); Dr. and Mrs Leigh, Treharris Mr Trevor Jones, Cefn. There were present accumpanying the funeral party to Talyllyn Stalcion, Mr and Mrs Leonard (Brecon), Mrs Williams (Devonport), Nurse Warner, Rev. — Jenner (Llangasty), ltcv. Meredith Jenkins (Llan- ddew), Llt v. Lloyd (Llansantffraedd), Rev. H. Church Jones (Brecon), Rev. D. Saunders Jones (Cantref), Rev. W. Saer (Pennorth), Rev. Llew. Davies (Llanfihangel), also a large number oCparish- ioners of Llanfihangel and Llanywcrn Parishes, also several from the adjoining parishes, also Itev Illty (I Davies (vicar of Ccfn) and Rev. Davies (rector of Llandetjy). The coffin was of plain oak with heavy brass fitting, and bore the following inscription, Mary Sophia Richards, died February 22nd, 1918, aged 61 years." Messrs Morgan and Lewis and Mr Hobby (Llanfi- hangel), were in charge of the funeral arrangements. Wreaths. Husband and children. Son-in-law and grand-children. Choir and Sunday School. Llanfihangel. Parishioners and Churchwardens of Llanfihangel. Parishioners and Churchwardens of Llangorse. i Mr and Mrs Asliworth, Talyllyn, Mr and Mrs Leonard, Brecon. Mrs Lewis Price, Brecon. Miss Games, Brecon. errand Mrs W. J. Thomas, Brecon. Mr and Mrs Jolly, Brecon. Niire Warner, Rectory. Miss Miriam Jones, Rectory. Mr, Mrs nad Miss Jinks, Llanfihangel. Lieut.-Col. and Mrs Hodgson, York. Mr and Mrs Tom Jones, Cefn. Dr. and Mrs Leigh, Treharris. Col. and Mrs J. J. Jones. Cefn. Mr and Mrs Treharn James, Merthyr. Master Willie Purnell, Merthyr.
HAMAR'S The Best Known Spot to Meet and Shop. N° time this week to write an j Advertisement. Too busy getting out goods. HAMARS. HIGH-CLASS GROCERS. BUILTH WELLS.
BUILTH WELLS POLICE COURT "IMPORTANT CASE" DISMISSED. ILLEGAL USE OF PETROL. At Builth Wells Police Court on Monday, befor re-irs. C. W. Woosnam (in the chair), Thos. Williams. C. G. Inglis, and E. D. Thomas, the adjourned case of Mrs Ada Hughes, Brookwood, who was summoned for sending a child to school suffering from an alleged infectious disease, while in charge of the said child was again brought forward.. After a somewhat, pro- tracted hearing, the bench retired, and upon returning, the- chairman said that it was a highly important case. but they had decided to dismiss it. as the evidence wan not satisfactory. In future cases of this kind which were brought before the bench, would receive heavy- penalties, when the -evidence was clear. Arthur Morgan (Pencaerhelem) was summoned for driving a cart without adequate lights. The bench dismissed the case with a caution. A similar summons against Nathan Williams was also- dismissed. Sheep Astroy in the Street. Edward Stanton Davies, butcher, Builth Wells, was summoned for allowing sheep to stray. P.i. Davies said that at 11.45 p.m., on February 20th, he saw 43 sheep straying in Castle Street. He took possession of them, and next day they were claimed by defendant. A tine of 10/ inclusive, was imposed. Illegal Use of Petrol. Lady Alexandria Taget, Abernant House, Builth. was summoned for causing petrol to be unlawfully used, and Thomas Hill, Lion Hotel, Builth, was also sum- moned for using it. P.s. Davies istated that at 7.50 p.m., on the 8th of February, he saw a motor-car come up from the direc- tion of the Hay Road and top by the Kino. He saw Lady Paget and a gentleman step out and walk to the, front door of the Kino, where a concert was being held. He afterwards saw Lady Paget and Hill, who both ex- pressed their regret, and said that they were in ignor- ance of the new regulations. The chairman, in imposing a fine cf 10/- in both. cases, said that the fine was light, as it was only the- first offence. Permission was granted to Rees Davies (Gwernmynach farm) to Itake over the licence of the Red Lion Innr (Llanafan) from the lat-e Mr Evan Davies (deceased).
Talgarth Man APPOINTED TRACTOR SUPERVISOR. Mr Horace Evans, Talgarth, has been appointed by the War Agricultural Committee the tractor super- visor for the County. There are now 13 tractors available for agricultural use in the County. It is en- couraging to note that the Food Production Depart- ment are doing their utmost to speed up the production of food.
TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. FOR Sale, Pony, 13.1 h., quiet to ride and drive, pass all traffic:, £ 20.—Apply, 583p73, "Express" Office. Brecon.
Hay Council. IMPORTANCE OF ALLOTMENTS. Hay Council met on Monday. There ware present Councillors T. E. James (chairman), E. Boucher, F. Cadinan, J. Morgan, E. George, II. Gilby (surveyor), and R. T. Griffiths (clerk). A circular letter was read from the Food Production Department asking the Council to do all in its power to increase the allotments in the town. The Council said this had already come before the Committee and they had decided that as there were so few applicants the matter should stand over. The Clerk read a circular letter with regard to housing after the war. It was resolved that a reply be sent to the effect that there was no necessity for more houses at present. Works Committee. The Surveyor reported that some parts of the town needed pitching. It was resolved that this should be done, and also that the road opposite Poplar House should be remettled. He (the surveyor) had received a letter from Mr Studt saying he was unable to attend the May Fair this year, but no reply had been received from Mr Strickland. A letter was received from Mr C. Hill asking for the ground usually let to Mr Studt. This had been offered him for a sum of £10. A com- plaint had been received that the lamp near Forest Lane and one at the top of the town had not been lighted. The surveyor was instructed to see to the matter. A letter was read from Mr T. J. Stokoe asking for the payment of a bill for the "National Service meeting held in the Drill Hall, 12 months ago. The question arose whether the council had anything to do with the meeting and as nothing could be traced in the minutes of the council, it was decided to let it stand over for the time being. It was resolved that the rate for the ensuing year from April 8th, should be 3s. in the.t. The Surveyor said the stone for Belmont Road had arrived and was hauled. Instructions had been received that the steam roller would be in the district shortly and would complete the work. A letter had been received from Mr Simkins, Old Post Office, who- applied for permission to keep a pig in his garden. It was resolved to grant the application. Councillor T. E. James said he was very pleased to inform the Council that the proceeds from the enter- tainment in the Drill Hall for the Reception Fund amounted to E18 1 7s., and he thought that a letter of thanks should be sent to the Secretary of the Dramatic Society from the Council for their great help in giving the first donation to this fund. It was resolved that the clerk should write to the secretary of the Society to this effect. Councillor.James also said he under- stood the party were willing to give more help at a future date.
"EXPRESS" DIARY. March 12th, 1918.—Brecon F.C.C., lecture by Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A. (Cardiff). Wednesday, March 20th.-Sate of Work at Dr. Coke Me- morial Hall, Brecon. Friday, March 29til .-Breconiliire Higher Education Committee. Wednesday, April 3rd.-Brecomhire Insurance Com- mittee. Monday, April 8tti.-Brecon .-li ire Education Finance Committee. Tuesday' April 9th.—Breeonshire Quarter Sessions. Friday, April 12th.—Breeonshire Standing Joint and Main Roads Committee. Monday, April 15tli.-Breconliire County Finance Com- mittee. Friday, April 19th.-BrDeon shire Education Authority. Friday, April 26th.-Breeonshirc County Council. gap- Entertainments, Meetings. etc, which are advertised in the "Express," or for which the printing is done by us, will be inserted in the Diary free of charge. All other entries will be charged 6d per lino per week. Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCE, at the "Brecon and Radnor Express" Offices, Express Buildings, Bulwark, Brecon, and at "Express" Offices, Llandrindod Wells, in the County of Radnor, on THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 191S.