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BRECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS
BRECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS. A namber of war honours were gazetted on Thursday. Temp. Second-Lieut. W G T Edwards and Temp. Second-Lieot. B S Marshall, of the 6th (Service) Battalion, South Wales Borderers, and Company Sergt.-Major F Baberfield, 6tb Battalion Sooth Wales Borderers (Special Reserve) have been awarded the Military Gross; and 1115021 Pte. P Qnirke, of the South Wales Borderers (Special Reserve, attached 1st Battalion), has been given the Distinguished Condaot Medal. Seoond-Lieat. Edwards was given the croBs for his part in the consolidation of a crater made by an enemy mine. "He organised and directed the work oc the lip of the crater (says the "Gazette" notice) under fire with great coolness. He was severely wounded." The gallant service for which Second-Lieut. Marshall got his orosB is recorded in the "Gazette" as follows:—"When consolidating a crater, though badly hit in the arm, be carried on till exhausted. He bad his wounds dressed and retarned to superintend his working parties." Particulars of the service which gained Sergt.-Major Haberfield the Military Cross will be announced later. Capt. V. B. Ramsden, of the South Wales Borderers, has been gazetted a brigade major attached to Headquarter Units, from a General Staff officer of the third grade. Second Lieut B R S Jones. of the South Wales Borderers Special Reserve, has been gazetted an assistant equipment offloer in the Royal Flying Corps, Military Wing, and seconded. Second Lieut L R Lloyd, of the South Wales Borderers Territorial Force, has been gesetted temporary lieutenant, as from July 26tb. Second Lieut C M Lucas, Sooth Wales Borderers, who has fallen in action, was the second son of Col H C E Lucas, the Hermit- age, Ringmore, Teignmoutb. Second Lieut (temp) A J Ralph, Soatb Wales Borderers, has been transferred to the General List for service with tn.Jb mortar batteries. Lieut N G C McOlellan, Royal Welsh Fos- liietB, bas been gazetted captain, as from Jan. 27th. Second Lieut A D W Lowe, South Wales Borderers (Special Reserve) has been gazetted second lieutenant in one of the regotar bat- talion e. News has been received by Miss Gilbert, of the Watton, Brecon, that her brother 25994 Pte Edgar Gilbert, S.W.B., was killed in action in France on July 25th. His home is at Aberyskir. The news was conveyed to Miss Gilbert in a letter from another brother in the same regiment (Corpl J N Gilbert), who says:— As Edgar was wounded severely in the kidneys his cbam picked him up and began to carry him down. The machine gens opened fire on both of them and both were killed." The writer was near at the time of his brother's death. The two brothers have been in France about seven months; they joined the Army 12 months ago. Corpl. Gilbert was wounded some time since. 3238 Pte Leonard Woolforde, of the Breck- Bockshire Battalion South Wales Borderers, died-of fever in India on July 19th. His home was Cadmore House, St John's road, Brecon. He only left England for India recently, going out with the last draft of the Brecknocks. Deceased was apprenticed to the printing trade at the Brecon County Times office; be was 23 years of age. Official notice has been received by Ex. P.S. J. Jenkins, 36, Free street, Brecon, that his eldest son, Rfn. W. J. Jenkins, 1st Mon. Battalion (who was reported missing on May 8tb, 1915), has been killed in action either on that date or some time since. Lieutenant Colonel. H.W.F. Biroham, D. S 0 King's Royal Rifles, who fell in action on July 23rd, was the eldest son of Mr F. T. Bircbam, who for many years resided at 8t John's Mount Brecon, when Poor Law Inspector. Colonel Bircham had seen much service and was severely wounded iu the Boer war, and also in April, 1915. Second-Lieut L. Marsden Webb, South Wales Borderers, son of Mr W H Webb, of Boughrood House, Brecon, has been severely wounded in France, but is making satisfactory progress. Lieut Webb, who was on the staff of Lloyds Bank, Aberdare, came back to Brecon to join the Brecknocks when the War broke out, but the first battalion was then full and the second bad not been started, and he therefore joined the 5th Welsh, and was soon made a non-commissioned officer. In May, 1915, be was given a commission in the South Wales Borderers, and in October went to the front in France. Gunner David Evan Parry, Royal Field Artillery, was killed in France 011 July 18tb, in the advance. He had been out in France about seven months. He was a brother of Corpl J Parry, 3/lst Brecknocks, of 24, Struet, Brecou, and was 34 ears of age. Before the War he worked on the Midland Railway. Lieut 1. T. Lloyd, South Wales Borderers, has been promoted from a flying officer to a flight commandant in the Royal Filing Corps, and to be temporary captain whilst so engaged. News from the War Office has reached the Rector of Cantref that his nephew, Lieut Saunders-Davies, of the Royal Flying Corps, has been wounded in aetion in France. Lieut Saunders-Davies has been admitted into S. Omer Hospital, suffering from a contusion of the shoulder. He is making satisfactory progress, and hopes to be able to come home in a few days. Mr Henry S. John Saunders Jones, son of the Rector of Cantref, has just finished his training at the Cadet College, Quetta, and has joined the ■ Indian Army as Second-Lieut. The regiment to which he has been posted is away on active service, and for the next six months be will be attached to another battalion stationed at Deva, Ismail Khan, N. India. Lieutenant B. J. Hodson, Royal Irish Rifles, formerly a reporter on the staff of the "Brecon County Times" since then a war correspondent in various parts of the world, has bèe"n slightly wounded. Mr W, J. T. Stephens, a former member of the staff of the N. and P. Bank at Brecon, has been severely wounded in France. At Brecon he served the full period in the Territorials and when the war broke out he joined the Royal Artillery as a private, and was rapidly promoted to Sergeant Major. Mr J. T. Price, formerly on the staff of the United Counties Bank-at Brecon, was killed in action on July 19th. He joined a public school battalion when the war broke out and was J
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promoted second iieutenant. He had been at the front several months. Lieut. Trevor Dixon, Sherwood Foresters, of Brecon and an old Mount Street School boy, has been killed in action. He was a leader of bomb-throwers and was shot through the head when engaged in bomb throwing. A brother Donald,another old boy of Mount Street School, Brecon, hp-s a commission in the Border Regiment. Following are the names of officers of the South Wales Borderers given in the latest officiai casualty lists, excluding those previ- ously announced from other sources: Killed, Second LlJot D C Roberts; missing, Lieut A A F Loch woanded, Capt A Galsworthy, Major C D Harvey, Second Lieut A G Osborn, Second Lieut L R W Allen. I I
FINE PERFORMANCE BY THE BRECKNOCII I
FINE PERFORMANCE BY THE BRECKNOCII. Easy Win of Cross Country Race. A military cross country race open to bat- talion teams of an lufantry Brigade took place on Brickbill Farm, near Bedford, on July 26th, when the following battalions were represented —the 2/7th R.W.F. and 2/lst Brecknocks (S.W.B.) Composite Battalion, the 2/4tb R.W.F., the 2/5tb R.W.F., and the 2/6tb R.W.F. The conditions of the race were as follows: Each battalion to enter a team of 27, consist- ing of one officer, two N.C.O's, and 24 men; I course about six miles; each team to finish 15 men. A magnificent cap, presented by Mr Foster, the owner of Brickbill Farm, was the trophy for the winning team, each man to re- ceive a silver medal, and the first four compe- titors to receive prizes to the value of f,2, 30s, Al, and 10s respectively. Second Lient A H Ede, 2/7tb R.W.F., was the 'officer representing the Composite Bat- talion, and the team was organised by Major R B Pugbe-Morgan, 2/lst Brecknocks, and trained by Lieot J E Lloyd, 2/lst Brecknooks. Resolt:-Iat, No. 2,853 Pte I S Williams, 2/lst Brecknocks; 2nd, No. 2.626 Pte J Downey, 2/lst Breoknocks; 8rd, No. 2484 L C Price, 2/lst Breoknocks; 4th, No. 2,744 Pte A J Say, 2/lst Breoknocks. Winning team, silver cup and medals-2/7th R.W.F. and 2/lst Brecknock Battalion, S.W.B., first 15 men home out of 26, first 25 men home out of 50. The men were started off by Major Baker, 2/5th R W.F., and went off in great style. However, 6 miles on a blazing hot day is bound to find out the experienced and inexperienced runners, and by the time one half of the coarse was completed there was a very long, long trail." Very few runners fell out on the way, however. The winner of the race, No. 2,853 Pte I S Williams, of the 2/lst Brecknocks, B Company (an old Welsh International rncner), seemed to be quite fresh when be finished, which speaks for itself of bis powers as a long dis- tance ranner. His time was 89 minutes 25 seconds. The next man in was also a Breck- nock, Pte J Downey, B Company, who came in looking very fresh; his time was just over 41 minutes. The third man was again a Breck- nock, Lance-Corpl Price, D Company. He came in practically on the second man's beels, but be was not so fresh. However, for one of his age, he ran a very game race indeed. The fourth, fifth, and sixth men were also Breck- nocks :-Pte A J Say, B Company; Pte J Thompson, B Company; Pte F Treherne, B Company. The 15th man was a Brecknock, Pte S Lloyd. Lieut Ede, the officer of the winning team, finished 17tb he ran a fine raoe, and wat not in the least distressed. Pte Coleman, B Company, 2/lst Brecknocks, came in 20th Lanoe-Corpl Edwards, B Company, 2/lst Breoknocks, ran in 23rd, and Pte Price, D Company, 2/lst Brecknocks, 25th. By this time it could be plainly seen that the 2/7th R.W.F. and 2/lst Breoknocks had won the day, seeing that they got their 15 men in the first 26 home. The fact that the winning team also got in 25 men out of the first 50 shows how well they packed, which is the secret of successful tEam running. The cap and prizes were distributed by Mr Foster. The Brigadier-General congratulated the winning team, remarking that when they went oat to the front be was sare they would show the same keenness and dash as they had abown that afternoon. The Brigadier-General then called for three cheers for Mr FoBter, which were given most lustily. Major Paghe-Morgan, of the 2/lst Breck- nooks, oalled for cheers for the Brigadier- General and his family, and the men brought a very enjoyable afternoon to a close by giving the general fbree lusty cheers and two extra for his wife and family. Mr Foster very kindly afterwards acted as host to the officers and ladies present, and also provided tea for the four teams. The Battalion has also recently competed in other cross country events. At Ipswich they obtained seventh place amongst 30 competing teams, distance six miles. At Woodford the Coldstream Guards gained first place and the Brecknocks second, for which silver medals wore given, distance five miles. The Coldstream Guards had a start of thirty seoonds, and won by 12 seconds; 25 teams competed. At Stamford Bridge on May 13th in a drill order race of five miles, and when opposed by the 3rd Irish Guards and other crack teams, the Battalion, again gained silver medals for Recond place, the 3rd Irish Guards being placed first. Private I S Williams was the seventh man home; 30 teams competed.
Lord Glannsk Home
Lord Glannsk Home Colonel Lard Glanask has arrived in London and was expected at Glanusk last (Wednesday) evening.
BRYNMAWRo HANDED ON.-The Breconshire Coonty Council on Friday appointed tbe Vicar of Bryumawr (Mr Oswald) a representative governor of the local County School, in succession to the Rev J Simon, now vioar of St. David's, Breoon. In moving the appoint- ment, Mr Jno. Watkins said Mr Simon took a great interest in the school, and he bad every confidence his successor would do the same.
BRECON. HOSPITAL FOR FOUNTAIN PENS.—Any make pen quickly and cheaply repaired.-A. Hugbes & Son, Stationers. Tomatoes, Strawberries, Fresh Daily from our own gardens.—Alfred Quarrel), Brecon. Tel. 74. THE FINEST TEA obtainable in Brecon is Meredith's Digestive Tea at 2s 6d per lb, in lib, lIb, and llb packets. Guaranteed excep- tionally free from taia U in .-MEREDITH & SONS, Brecon. THINGS WE NEVER SEE.- A wink from the eye of a needle, A nail from the finger of fate, A plume from the wing of an army, And a drink from the bat of a gate A hair from the bead of a hammer, A bite from the teeth of a saw, A race on a course of study, And a joint from a limb of the law A sheet in the bed of a river, A stitch in a black coal seam, A toe on the foot of the Beacons, And a page from a volume of steam A cheque that is drawn on a sandbank, Some fruit from the jamb of a door, And people who get better bargains Than at MORRIS'S GROCERY STORE,— Brigde Street, Brecon.—Adapted. No advance in price of EWABT WISE'S SUPERFATED SKIN SOAP, 31d. per tablet. For Harvesting Machinery of all kinds, Pikles, Rakes, Machine Oil, etc.—Meredith and Sons, Ironmongers, Brecon. LADIES.—You can keep your hands beauti. fully soft and white and your complexion per- fect by using Rosaline Cream." 6d., Is., 2s. Sold only by (Twillim, chemist, Brecon. Try the FARMER'S RAZOR 2/6 post free.— J EWART WISE, Hairdresser, High St., Brecon. Book Your Orders Now for all kinds of Winter Plants. An inspection invited.— Wilding, Florist, Brecon. LICENSE TRANSFER.—At the Borough Police Court on Monday, a temporary transfer of the license of the Tradesman's Arms," Llanfaes, was granted, from Charles Mayo to Lily Rose Marion Goodwin. THE HURDLE AND THE CHINA.—Mary Ann Prosser, widow, of 29 Courtymoor, Llanfaes, was summoned to the Borough Police Court, on Monday, by Clara Evans, wife of Henry Evans, of 30, Courtymoor, who complained that defend. ant threatened to smash her head," on Sunday, July 23rd, and asked for sureties of the peace.—Defendant asserted that she and Mrs Evans had been on the best of terms, and it "all happened over the hurdle," which com. plainan.t put against the wall of witness's bouse, knocking down the china. Nothing occurred on the Sunday, but on the previous day Mr Evans threatened her.—The Bench fined defen- dant 5s and also bound her over to be of good behaviour for 12 months, a little ceremony which added 2s 6d to the amount to be paid. BRECON TENTS AT MALTA.— Speaking at a Church Army meeting at Glasbury on Monday the Bishop of Swansea told of a curious coincid- ence. He said that at Malta last winter there were in use as recreation tents of the Church Army two large marquees which had been used for a great many fnnotjons in Breconshire. These marquees had been the property of the late Mr John Williams, of Breoon.and after his death were acquired by the Church Army, and bearing the name of their old friend badfebeen doing splendid work at Malta. MUSIC SUCCESSES.—Miss Dorothy Lloyd, of Hampton House, Glasbury-on-Wye, has passed the examination of Associate of the London College of Music, and Miss Maisie Millard, Elm Cottage, St. John's Road, Brecon, has passed the Lower Division of the Associated Board of the Royal Aoademy and the Royal College of Music. Both candidates were pre- pared by Miss Gertrude A. Garliok, Pont-ar- Hondda, Brecon. Harvest Beer in nine and eighteen gallon casks at lowest prices,-Meredith and Sons, The Stores, Brecon. ST. DAVID'S CHURCH IMPROVEMENT.—At a meeting of parishioners on Monday nigbt at the Llanfaes Parish Hall, the Vicar in the chair, the question of oburoh accommodation was thoroughly discussed. The old plans (three) which had been prepared some years ago were received from the architect, and con- sisted of (1) a new church in the field opposite the present building, (2) a new obnrcb on the present site, using up present material, and (8) two additional aisles, with vestry, organ chamber and sanctuary, providing a total accommodation for about 450 adults. The present church seats about 200. It was proposed and carried that the Church Council be instructed to proceed further with the matter and arrange to meet the arohitect on the spot, to see if it is possible to carry out the scheme of plan number three in sections, it being Bogg."stpd that the organ obamber, sanctuary and vestry might be taken in band first. This would release room for about 50 or 60 in the back of the church. SCIaOLASTIC.-Ill the list of successful candi- dates at the recent Matriculation Examination of the University of ijondon appears the name of R. W. Thomas, of Taunton School, elder son of the Rev. T. Gwyn Thomas, Brecon. WOUNDED.' One of the official casualty lists issued this week announces that 15979 Lance- Corpl. W. Roberts, York and Lancaster Regt. (next of kin residing at Llanfaes), has besa wounded. CHURCH SERVICBS AND THE NEW LIGHTING ORDER.—The new lighting order which comes into force in Breconsbire on the 7tb inst. will necessarily affect the evening services at places of worship before long. The matter has been considered in Brecon, and it is understood that as soon as the "drawing in" of the evenings makes evensong at the ordinary hour im- practicable without artificial light, the hour of service will be changed at our Brecon churches from 6.15 to (probably) three o'clock. CHURCH LADS' CADET CORPS CAMP.—The Brecon Church Lads' Cadet Corps go into camp on the Beacons on Saturday for a week. We understand that the Bishop of Swansea and the Rev. Mr Hickin will accompany them. ACCIDENT TO SIR JOHN LLEWELYN.—An unfortunate and painful accident occurred on Monday to Sir John Llewelyn, Bt. Sir John slipped on some steps in his grounds at Penllengaer and fractured certain bones in one of his legs. He is 81 years of age, and, naturally, the accident is regarded with great commisseration by his host of friends. POLO MATCH.—A POLO match was played on Tuesday evening in the Newton Pool, between the Brecon Swimming Club and the Barracks, which resulted in a win for the Swimming Club by four goals to two. The scorers were :— I
B.S.C., T. Rowlands 3, and V. Williams 1; Barracks, Corp!. McGowin 1, and Bandsman Jenkins 1. PANSY DAY.-Brecon Pansy Day," organised by the Mayoress (Mrs G T Jones) and Mrs Itbel Thomas (hon. sec.) was a huge success. The sum of J633 6s 6d was obtained, and the expenses were only 613 6d. NEW RURAL DEAN.—Tbe Bishop of St. David's has appointed the Rev H J Church Jones Rural Dean for Part I of the Brecon Rural Deanery, in succession to the Bishop of Swansea, resigned. I SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN THE HAY FIELD.—OU Monday afternoon Miss May Morgan, second daughter of Mr Morgan, of Pantycorred Farm, met with a serious accident when assisting in a hay field. She was driving a horse rake, and the borse, frightened by something in the hedge, bolted. Miss 'Morgan was thrown off and a wheel went over her chest and shoulder and she also received a very severe wound in the right leg. Dr Francis was summoned r.nd found it necessary to sew up the wound in twenty places. On Tuesday Miss Morgan was making satisfactory progress. NAVAL COMMISSION.—Mr W. Y. Morris, second son of Mr J. C. B. Morris of High Street, has been gazetted to a temporary commission (engineer) in the Royal Naval Reserve.
HAY. CORRECTION.—Through a printer's omission Mr James Williams, of Nantyglastyr, had the curious experience of reading bis own death notice in the "County Times" last week. Oar Hay correspondent wrote :—"The death occurred on Tuesday, the 18th inst., at Victoria terrace, Cuaop, after a long and painful illness, of Mr John Edward Wood, for many years gardener and coachman for Mr James Williams, of Nantyglastyr," &c. The printer, however, jumped from "painful illness of" to the name of Mr Williams. The headline of the paragraph suggests an omission, but we apologise to Mr Williams for the blunder. PERSONAL.-The Rev. William Davies, formerly of the Welsh Church at Holloway, London, and now chaplain of the' Highbury Infirmary, has been the guest of Mr Howell Havard, of Victoria Cottage, for the last week or so. On Sunday evening last be occupied the pulpit at Llanigon Parish Church. CAMP MEETING.—The Primitive Methodists held their annual camp meeting in the Coedwry on Sunday last. The Rev. Mr Moseley, the circuit minister, conducted. ABSENT WITHOUT LBAVE.-Brialey H. Jones, of a works Co. of the R.E., stationed at Cardiff, was arrested by P.C. Brown at Whitney about 11 a.m. on July 27th, as being an absentee without leave. P.C. Brown visited the Boat Inn and saw defendant, who was in uniform in the bar. He asked him to go outside and show him his pass. Defendant looked through his papers and said he had forgotten it, but after- wards handed witness the pass produced which he described as "a wash out." Witness then took him into custody and conveyed him to Hay Police Station. Defendant was remanded to await an escort. PRESENTATION.—Mr and Mrs A. Powell, now of the Hay Post Office, have recently been the recipients of a substantial cheque from the parishioners of Eardisley and Almeley on their leaving the office connected with those parishes. Accompanying the same is the following ex. pression of goodwill towards Mr and Mrs Powell :—"The parishioners of Eardisley and Almeley feel they cannot let you leave the neighbourhood without conveying to you their appreciation of the genial and courteous manner in which you have conducted for so many years the post office at Eardisley. Your removal from our parish is much regretted, but at the same time we hope the change will be beneficiallo you. As a slight token of our good wishes for your future success and of the value we set upon your services here we ask you to accept the enclosed cheque from the following subscribers." Then follow 44 names of the principal residents of Eardisley and Almeley. ANOTAER N. AND P: BANK CLERK KILLED.— The news has come to band that Pte. J. M. Jones, of the London Fusiliers aud son of Mrs Jones, of Bradford House. Bala, has been killed-shot by a sniper in France. Pte. Jones was a member of the staff of the Hay Branch of the National Provincial Bank, and during his short stay here bad become very popular. He is the third member of this Branch's staff who has made the supreme sacrifice. A letter written home by Pte. Leonard Cater, son of Mr James Cater, of Hay, states :You will be sorry to hear that poor old 'Bala' or rather Pte. J. M. Jonep, was killed last Saturday night. He was shot by a sniper through the temple. I went to see his grave this morning and feel very sorry for his people. We were together last Saturday night, which was the night before we came into the trenches again. You will imagine the shock I had when I heard he was killed on the Sunday night." WAR NOTES.—Pte. H. A. Jones, of the Welsh Guards, and who for several months until last November served as police constable in the town, is now in hospital at Stoke-on-Trent suffering from bronchitis.—Corpl. H. Jones, of the S.W.B., and grandson of Mr Charles Jones, Heolydwr, has, been wounded, for the third time. He is now in hospital at Manchester with a shrapnel wound.—Pte. John Morgan, of the South Wales Borderers, and whose wife and child live in St. Mary's Terrace, has had enteric fever. He landed in Gallipoli on July 15,1915, and was in the evacuation at Sulva Bay on Dec. 20th. While at Alexandria he contracted enteric and was there in hospital for some time. He was sent home and spent some time in the war hospital at Manchester. He has now had three weeks of a six weeks' furlough and is look- ing much better for his stay in his native air.- Pte. Albert Williams, of the Welsh Horse, and son of Mr and Mrs James Williams, Warren Cottage, has beenibome on furlough prior to going out on active service. He was in the quelling of the Dublin Rebellion and escaped uninjured. CHOIR TREAT.—The choristers of the Parish Church were given a most enjoyable outing on Wednesday, the 26th ult., at Llangorse Lake by the Vicar and Mrs deWinton. GOLF CLUB.—A general meeting of the members of the Hay Golf Club was held on Friday last at the Crown Hotel when it was decided to hold the annual competition for the "Graystone Challenge Cup" on August 7th. Other competitions will also take place.
MARKETS GUIDE. Trade and Prices. BRECON General, Friday.—Good supply, considering the claims of the bay harvest. Prices Batter Is 4d and la 5d per lb, eggs 7 for la, docks 88 to lis per couple, chickens 6s 6d to 8a 6d per couple, cheese 8d per lb, winberriea lOd per quart, black currants 5d and 6d per qlMrt, red currants 4d per quart, gooseberries 2d per quart, raspberries 6d per leaf, rabbits Is to 1a 2d each, home grown potatoes 2d per lb. BRECON Cattle, Tuesday. Excellent market, despite haymaking. Good supply of beef, best Is to Is id per lb, cow beef lOd to lid quiet trade in store cattle, cows and calves made up to 228, Big supply of lambs, prices ranging from 28s to 408 per head, the best mak. ing Is Id per Ib and second quality Is ewe mutton lOd, yearling wethers lid to Is. Porkers very dear up to 20s per score. TALGARTH General, Friday.—There was a brisk market, there being a good demand and the supply short. Prices :—Eggs 7 and 8 for Is, butter 1s 2d and Is 4d per lb, dressed fowls Is 2d and Is 3d lb, chickens Is 4d and Is 6d lb, ducks Is 4d and Is 6d lb, raspberries 7d lb, black currants 4d and 5d lb, red currants 3d lb gooseberries Id lb.
Llanwrtyd Wells Notes
Llanwrtyd Wells Notes. [BY "JUNGLE WALLAH."] ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT.—The County Council have taken definite action in con- nection with an alleged encroachment on the main road near Llanwrtyd Wells. The question is dealt with in our report of the County Council meeting on page 3. Corporal Tom Davies, Machine Gun Corps (Gellyfelen Farm, Llanwrtyd), who was recently presented with a certificate for gallant conduct in the field, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Pte I. R. Davies, Machine Gun Corps, who has been in hospital at Gravesend suffering from shell shock, is home on sick leave. We are also favoured with the presence of Corporal Ivor Williams (bagairmoel), Sapper David Rees Price (Penrhos), Pte Tom Pickering and Trooper Evan Thomas (Llwynhelig). Trooper Thomas is bound for France. Lance-Corporal A E Morgan, twice wounded at the front, is now in hospital in London. Large congregations were present at the Church of St James on Sunday last. At both morning and evening services the pulpit was oocupied by the Rev D Maldwyn Davies, who made an eloquent and interesting appeal on behalf of the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society. The offertory amounted to £ 4 10s 7d. Visitors have increased during the past week, the weather is ideal, and our Spa is looking at its best. The duck was grand, coald not be better booked, and the meal was thoroughly enjoyed, but George is anxious to know what became of the breast. There was a large and representative gather- ing of agriculturists of the county and district at the sale of freehold farms in the parish -of Treflis, conducted by Messrs Howell Thomas and Son, the well-known auctioneers, of Carmarthen, at the Abernant Lake Hotel, Llanwrtyd on Friday last. Excellent prices were realised names of purchasers as follows —"Brynhir," 67a. lr. 38p, Mr J T Evans, Abernant, Llanwrtyd Tycoch," 58a, 2r. 31p, Mr Rhys J Davies, Bryonffynon, Liangammarch Wells, 590; Llwyntaircollen," 45a. Or. 27p, Mr Thomas Prothero, Carrog Gronw, Beulah, £ 520; The Wern," Mr Wm Davies, Nanty- cerdin, Llanwrtyd, Y,760 freehold meadow land adjoining Tynant farm, 18a. 3r. 3p, Mr Harries, Gadlys House, Aberdare, 285 1, Pen- henwern," 62a. Or. 13p, Mr Isaac Thomas, Carrew Beulah, Garth, 1740. On this farm an excellent grove of birch trees was sold by private treaty before the sale. I am indebted to Mr Rhys D Jones, Bryn- onen, Llanwrtyd, for particulars respecting the July rainfall as follows :—Total depth 2 2 ins., greatest fall -59 on the 12th, rainless days 20. For the corresponding month last year 8 06 ias., greatest fall T59, rainless days 12. Fat lambs were conspicuous at our mart held on Wednesday in last week, and the competition was keen. The trade in cattle was brisk and satisfactory prices were realised, showing a marked advance. Prices as follows :—Fat lambs 28s to 45s, wethers 35s to 40s, cows and calves £ 19 to £ 23.
ABERGWESSIN. THUNDERSTORM.—A terrific thunderstorm visited this place on Tuesday of last week. Rain fell in torrents and the ground was ploughed up in many places by the force and volume of the water. PANTYCELYN BAPTIST CIJAPBL.—Miss Roeina Davies, the gifted young Welsh Evangelist, visited this place on Wednesday of last week, and she preached eloquently and with effect to a large congregation. DEATH OF A FORMER SCHOOLMISTRESS.—It is with regret thlit we bear of the death of Miss Esther Morgan at the residence of her sister, Mrs Smith, Suany Bank, Aberoynon. She bad been schoolmistress here for many years,was an able and kind teacher, and much respected About two years she gave up teaching owing to ill hesjtb.
BEAUTIFUL WEDDING 'CARDS.-The Specimens of Wedding Cards at the County Times" Offices, the Bulwark, Brecon, have been again carefully revised. A nnmbsr of New Designs have bean added, remarkable for their style and eqnally remark-' able for their Low Price. There is now a range of Beautiful Wedding Cards at the Times" Office which coold be nowhere I excelled J
CRICKHOWELL. POLICE COURT.—On Thursday afternoon last, before Dr. P. E. Hill, two young men, Alfred Phillips and Harry Hughes, both of Ebbw Vale, were brought up in custody charged with stealing a quantity of apples, of the value of one shilling, the property of Sidney Rackham, of Gilwern. P.C. Boore, Gilwern, said that from information received by him he pursued the defendants, and on catching up to them near Govilon, charged them with stealing the apples. Phillips, who said he did not think he was doing any harm, bad the apples produced in his possession. Defendants were remanded in their own recognisances in the sum of JE5 each to appear at the Petty Sessions to-morrow (Friday). TRIBUNAL.—The local ^bibunal met on Monday last, Mr E Pirie-dRrdon in tbe obair, The business to be traosaoted was lighter than usual. A number of tenant farmers were granted conditional exemption. Three other oases were adjourned to the next meeting. -A Crickbowell grocer applied in respect of an employee who is a motor driver, and solicits orders. Some other employees have joined the colours. Exemption was given until the 31st August to enable applicant to obtain substitute labour.-The Rev W A Davies said he bad not a very high opinion of substituted labour. A soldier was sent to one of his parishioners to help in the harvest field, but be failed, as be was not strong enough to do the work.
TALGARTH. D. JONES & Co.s SUMMER SALE now pro. ceeding. THE economy event of the season. G.F.S. FESTIVAL.—On Wednesday, July 26th, the Glasbury Branch of the Girls' Friendly Society, which includes the parishes of Boughrood, Crickadarn, Glasbury (St Peter's), Glasbury (All Saints'), Llandefalle, Llanstepban, Llyswen, and Talgartb, held their annual festival. The centre selected this year was Talgartb, where a Service was held at Saint Gwendoline's church at 2.46 p.m., at which the Vicar (Rev. D. Williams) preached. Basing his discourse on Romans viii, 9, the preacher showed how this spirit was being manifested by those who endeavoured to carry out the principles of this world-wide organisation of the Church, and he emphasised the importance of each and all taking an active part in the work of the "National Mission of Repentance and Hope." Women bad done and were doing a great work, and the nation rightly expected still greater things of them. The festival which they were then keeping would be with power if each one present resolved that day to go forth and carry out the motto of their Society-" Bear ye one another's burdens."—There was a good attend- ance of Associates and Members, and the service was heartily rendered. A Litany for use in time of war was sung at the close, the organist for the occasion being Mrs Mills, of Ty-r-bryn. The collection was given to the Diocesan Sick Fund of the Society. The service over, the company were kindly enter- tained on the lawn at Ty-r-bryn, where an excellent tea was provided, after which the Branch Secretary (Mrs Butler of Aberllynfi) presented cards for long and faithful service. Various games were then indulged in by members and at the close everyone felt grateful for the good things provided, for the happy time spent, and for the admirable manner the hostess bad carried out the arrangements at Ty-r-bryn. The caterer was Mr D. L. Edwards, of the Enig Hotel, Talgarth.
t TEA CHMAXAWO PARENTS
.-t! TEA CHMAXAWO PARENTS. The Chin owe reverence lor their patent* is so 8GItime as to be almost ludicrous. JJ. Chinaman, no matter what his age or raatt may be, yield-s absolute submission to 1111 turner Mid mother," said a traveller returned flora, that country. Indeed, it is dettowd that a mandarin at a State dinner party once said, with tears in his eyes: 'My poor desc mother didn't thrash me half so soundly b day as usual. Her strength, it is plain, la declining fast, and I greatly fear that I shall soon lose her.'
A MONEY PANIC OF 1832
A MONEY PANIC OF 1832. Panics have been produced sometimes by extraordinary means. Thus, in May, 1832, a TOO mponi the Bank of Englarid" was pnb- duced by the walls of London being placarded with the emphatic words. To stop tne DuSs, go for gold"; advice which was followed, as soon as given, to a prodigious 2xtent. The Duke of Wellington was then very unpopular; and on Monday, May 14th, it being currently believed that the Duke had fprmed a Cabinet, the panic became universal, and the run upon! the Bank of England for coin was so inces- sant that in a few hours upwards of £ 500,000 was carried off. Mr. Doubleday, in his "Life of Sir Robert Peel," states it to be weB known that the above placards were "the deviee of four gentlemen, two of whom wens elected Members of the Reformed Parlia- ment. Each put down £ 20, and the sum thus stubbed was expended in printing thousands of these terrible missives, which were eagerly circulated, and very speedily seen upon every wall in London. The effect is hardly to bit described. It was electric."
PUNCH AND JUDY
PUNCH AND J-UDY. One of the charms of Puch is that you osa never learn how long he has been drawing1 audiences with his squeaky voice and his de- fiance of authority. You can trace him to the Italy of the Middle Ages, and then somemw unearths a Roman statuette of the old rascal with bios big nose and hump back. According to Mr. Wilfred Mark Webb, Punch came to Kngland with a company of Neapolitan piayea in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and slffl wears the ruff and fringed breeches of thsd period; but little faith can be put in the tsra- ion that makes Pontius Pilate the original of Punch and Judas Iscariot of Judy. Pvaoh hd0 reformed with the years. In the old class he nsed to kill Judy, and was making love SO WoBr while Judy was still in her death-throes. "II Printed and Published by TaB BRBOOH COUNTY TIMES LIMITHD at the Bulwark and Lion Street, Brecon, in the County of Brecknock, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd,. 1916, I and registered at ttie General Post Office ae a newspaper.