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Use a little Stanton's Disinfecting Fluid in the water when Spring Cleaning. It leaves a nice, clean, healthy odour behind it. It is dead- ly to all disease germs-three times as strong as Carbolic Acid-and is the cheapest disinfectant on the Market 6d. and Is. bottles. 2s. 6d. and 5s. drums. j ￼ ?, & ￼ High Street, BRECON.
BRECON. I 10 Oftft BMDDIXG PLANTS NOW READY. l(? (90) 1, 1 Prior- list on applioation.-Quarrell, J:ugll ?tre?t, Br«on. 121 )lessrs. 0. H. Wilson and Hor W. Morgan, of the Lend Valuation Offices, Brecon, have *wen SUC0e6sful in pa-%ng the intermediate examination of the Auctioneers amd Estate Agents Institute, and Mr ?J. E ?\\a?m?s nas nassed the preliminary examination. TTn^nital for Fountain Pens Any ma e Hospital for Fountain Pens. Any mae pexn quickly and cheaply repaired by the Pen Eperts: A. Hughes and &on, Brecon. 113 Ac?nt.-Cn Saturday a bey named Thrupp gat behmd a timb- waggon in Ll- fiT-wcf jumped on one of th poles which iiearlv touched the ground. He fell off in rathc?r a dangerous position between the pole and the ground. Happily, however, he capod any sarious injury. If you want a Hair Brush or anything m Xoilet Goods call at Ewart Wises. Ex-vScWoiaster^ Death.NVe regret to record the death, which took place on Sun- ?.vlast of Mr Rees Thomas, of Kensington- ?rr? B?c?. Deceased, who was 73 years S?and a native of Lla?wrda, Carm., had ??chooLn?ter ? LlaudiLofan for a great m?ny years, but had retired about aeven ￼ ?o. Mrs Thomas, his wife, ? at pres- ent headmitress of Pend?yn CouncJ ?hooL The funeraj is to-day (Thursday), at Brecon Cemetery. For best quality clover seed, rape, mustard, vetches, etc., try ledlth and Sons, High street, Brecon. Wattoin Presbyterian Cliu-rcli.- Sunday School anniversary services were held on Sunday last, when the Rev. E. Symmonds, P?p??l, poached able ?ermons morning, afternoon, a,M eveni.ng to -f?Dy br?p oon- ^negations. Mr J. 0. Jones ?ndthe organists were Miss Mdl?r and Miss Connie Herbert. An Old Favourite.—Charles- Electric Corn Cure-Never Fails. 9^d and Is lid, by post Id extra, of Gwilhm, late Charles, Medical Hall, Brecon. 500 The Brecon and Merthyr Railway Bill was before the Parliamentary Committee on Thursday, and was sent for third reading. It authorises the company to acquire addi- tional lands, and alters the existing; and con- fers further running powers, etc. Ewart Wise is giving better value than ever at Toilet Depot, High Street. Ordered to C,.Iear.-AValt-or Rogers, no fixed abode, but stated to be a native of Bwlcb, was charged at Brecon on Thursday with having been drunk and disorderly. I.e. W. Divert foimd hjxn in Struet on Wed nesda v evening is ?? ￼ dition. He was a!so stopping pa^ers-by. —Defendant said he was born at B^lch. He had tost his eye, and he was too old to woric in the pits, and was now making for the waterworks in the Black Mountains. • Wright said defendant, would be committed for 7 days' imprisonment, but if he cleared out of the town at once the committment would be suspended.—Defendant I will clear out straight away, sir. Ode We are sole agents for the Raleigh, James. Sunbeam Cycles. Prices from £ 4 iTs 6d to tl5 15s. An inspection of new model respectfully solicited.—Meredith and Sons. Brecon. 130 Prosenta,tion.-At the Lianfaes Wesleyan Band of Hope last week the children present- ed the Rev. T. A. Simpson, the superintend- ent, with a silver-mounted paper knife on the occasion of his marriage- The presentation was made on behalf of the children by Miss E Barrington, who expressed the thanks of the members to Mr Simpson for his faithful work for a. number of years. Mr Simpson, ll, responding, paid a tribute to those who had assisted him in the work and expressed his appreciation of the efforts of Miss Davies and Mrs Read, who had the matter in hand. Lying in the Ditch.—At Brecon on Thurs- day, before Ald. E. A. Wright and Mr J. C. B. Morris, Faith Price, of no fixed abode, but a native of Brecon, was charged with -drunkenness. P.c. Martin stated that on Wednesday night defendant was with her daughter in Watergate. They had a peram- bulator containing a child, and he saw the daughter on two or three occasions leaving the perambulator in charge of defendant, who was staggering drunk. He told the daughter s'he had better take her mother home. They went up Lianfaes, and in New march street they quarrelled and the daughter came into town and said her mother was going into the worktious,e. Later he found defendant in the ditch just above the Workhouse, and was obliged to lock her up.—Defendant said she and hie-r daughter came from Hay on Wednesday, and admitted having a drop of beer, but denied that she was drunk. She could walk straight enough.—Fined 2s 6d and 6s 6d costs, or 7 days., Death of Capt. Bradford.—The dentil is announced of Capt. S. S. Bradford, of the Reserve of the South Wales Borderers an l a former well-known officer of the Brecon Depot. He got his commission in 1887. and was promoted in 1890 and 1896. He served three years as adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, under that fine officer the late Brigadier- General E. S. Browne, V.C., C.B., late of Brecon, and he was adjutant for five years of the 3rd Y.B. Duke of Wellington's Regi- ment, in which his brother was a chaplain for seven years. Capt. Bradford served with the Borderers in the Burmese Expedition 1887-9, amd was employed with the Imperial Yeomanry in the Beer War, 1902. He was last employed 1908:1912 as brigade major Und West Riding Territorial Infantry Bri- gade. Whilst stationed at Brecon Capt. Brad- ford was very popular, and a very good Rugby football half-back, assisting the Town team, which was a power in those days. Red Cross Inspection.—The annual inspec- tion of the Brecon Town No. 16, Lianfaes -No. 6, and Brecon Teachers No. 18 detach r-.ents of the Breconshire Branch of the British Red Cross Society, was held on Tues- day, the inspecting officer being Lt.-Gol. Clark, R.A.M.C. The Brecon Town detach- n.ent were inspected at the Church House, and the officers of the detachment are: Commandant, Mrs D. W. E. Thomas quar- termaster, Mrs Ash by ladv superintendent (temporary), Nurse MiEs; lecturers, Dr. Shi ngle ton Smith, Nurse Milk and Nurse Barker. Lianfaes detachment- were inspect- ed at the Lianfaes Brigade headquarters, and the officers were: Commandant, Mrt- J. Con- way Lloyd; quartermaster, Miss Adelaide Williams a's-,istant-qua,rt-mmaster, Miss Hughes; lecturer, Miss Barker. The Bre- con Teachers' inspection was held at Honddu House, through the kindness of Dr. Johnson and the Welsh Memorial Association. The officers were: Commandant, Mrs Mavbery; I quartermaster, Mrs A. J. Wallace*; lady I superintendent, Mrs B. O. Bridge (who, showed her interest for the cause by coming down from. Manchester for the occasion); I lecturer, Dr. Smith. Lt.-Col. Clark expres- sed himsetf highly pleased with the work of the detachments, and said the movement had come to stay, whether they had compulsory or voluntary military service. The inspect- ing officer was accompanied by Major Wal- ker, Brecon, hon. secretary of the Brecon- shire Branch. Motorist's Dive.-Last- Sunday Mr T. Five, Brecon, met with an accident while rrotor cycling in Hereford. A motor oar. belonging to Mr C. H. Davies, Ross, collided with him at the junction of two roads, anti iti order to save himself Mr Flye dived from his machine into the gutter. The handle bars, mud guards, and front forks of Mr Five's machine were damaged, but he es- caped serious injury. String bedding-out plants now ready, l' cluding named varieties of Geraniums, Cal- ceolarias, Painsies, Violas, Stocks. Ast-ers. Carnations, etc., etc.; also Cauliflower, Tomato, Cucumber and Marrow plants. Weil hardened off and ?tron? plants Price list post free. Meredith and Sons. Brecon, m- The Mayor's Health.—At the meeting of the Brecon Town Council on Tuesday-, Ald. Wright stated that he had received a letter from the Mayor (Councillor Evan Morgan;, stating that the treatment he was receiving at Droitwich was very beneficial. (Hear, hear.) "IVe all' regret Ins a said Aid. Wright, "and lie regrets it himselr, but toe hopes to be present at the next meet- ing. (Hear, hear.) Mr Saim Garratt, our well-known local- artist, whose work this year has met with so much success in the galleries, has received » • • r ,1 :IL T KSXI special invitation irom tne eoimiL-uire VL Cit' v of Hull Municipal Art Gallery to allow his R.A. picture Coursing on the Dorset Downs" to be exhibited at their autumn ex- hibition. if the picture is unsold a ud avail- able at the dose of t.he R.A. Exhibition. Sanction has been given for the appoint ment of Captain A. G. Board. South W Etle-i Borderers, now a. flight commander m. the military wing of the Royal Flying Corps, as an Instructor at the Centra! Flying School. Captain Board joined the Borderers from the Old Militia in 1100, was lieutenant in 1903. and has served in his regiment as captain tot- almost five years: Whitsun Hobdays.—The town elemetotary schools will have one' week s holiday at Whit- sun. Anging.-The! roceln:t rain." have greatly improved fishing, and several fine baskets of trout are reported. Two salmon Lave also been landed in the Brecon district one from the Dinas waters by W illiam Samjuel (Mr Conway Llovd's and the other from Newton Pool by T- Morris f fisherman*. The first weied over H¡. and the other 11 lbs. The Palace.—The Pahi-ce Oiuema in the Wat-ton is still drawing crou d- appre- ciate the splena-ld select i-nr. rf "picture* cater- ed for them. The cup firrafl, tit the beginning of the week, was a big attract- ion, and commencing on Monday, May 13th. Bison's seiusational drama. Fid:ter", ot the Plain," will be produced. This is a reinarK- a-bly fine picture, and will keep the audience spel'l-bomid from start to finish.
CRAY. I ,i-i t?' e-n??iai ua Piscatorial.—A local gertlem-am fishing ui private waters recently landed a. fine trout which turned the scales at o-j Ife., measuring 19 inches in lØDbcrth and 6 inches in girth. Housing.—Representatives of the L.G.B. are visiting this village on Monday, to inquire into the need and -advisibality of erecting model cottages. It is undoubtedly true tha,t many more houses would have been built here,, if land could be obtained on reasonable conditions. Educational.—At the recetnt scriptural Ex- amination of the Brecon and Radnor C.M- Siiuday School Union. Annie Price, Lewis R. Thomas. and Dan Evans, have been success- ful in winning three of the medals and prizes. Musical.—A meeting of Cray C'horal Soc- iety was held on Saturday evening last. After paying the expetases of the choirs at Trecastle Eisteddfod and elsewhere, a nice balance Iwas found to be in hand. It is in- tended for the choir to take a. trip to Swan- sea during the Bath and West Show, and to engage Mr Chapman as their official photo- grapher. Regi-c,ttable.-Tlio libellous statements as to hooliganism" have been shown to be merely imagination, and it is to be regretted that the name of Cray Chapel was brought in at all. Poetical.—A slight error crept into these notes a few weeks ago, whether it was a lapsus calum on my part or the work of the printer, I can't tell. Mr LI. P. Davies's name appeared as Penwanog, as everybody knows Mr Davies's bardic title is Perllanog. He tells me that- Penwanog is assumed by ano- ther poet from Senny, and^tliat he has no de- sire to appropriate his title. The two gentle- men wiM pardon me for mixing their, various titles. jf
LLANGORSE I Angling.—Throe Cardiff gentlemen, Messrs J. Bailey, F. E. Watson and J. Germon, have been staying at the Castle, and in one dav last week caught 110 less than 12 fine pike in the Lake.
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LITTER TO THE EDITOR. I WHO ARE THE NONCONFORMISTS Sir,—Those who do not conform to true religion underfilled (the iLong ill-gotten gan: by State Churches and confiscation, travel- ling heavenward on a road made by Bishops and Dignataries, of a compulsory State Church; rated and tithed by people who never ent-er their churches) have to find enough to keep their own places of worship, as well as help to upkeep vâlatial cathedrals and bishop's residences. In the case of en- dowments given to the parishes which the donors lived in these were appro- priated by episcopals, by richly- paid bishops, and clergymen, who officiatel in these State places of worship, I by so-called Apostolic decent." Some of that descent consider it schism to enter a so-called Nonconformist place of worship. Better be descended from Christ, with free- dom to enter into any place of worship, with the true Christ-like spirit. Then every place of worship is consecrated when the true Christ-like spirit is in you uiicl ii-itii. you. Then why all this ado about Disestablish- ment. True religion will "never be disestab- lished, but its practical side requires a re- formation, more justice and humanity in its financial working., and doings: a more just distribution of Church means, at present amongst themselves, which would secure for poor curates a living wage—for they never strike, hoping for a Holy Order to grant them a higher salary. Of course thev have, mHi?rto. been the "heweor of wood and drawers- of ? atp?! for the temples—a m
TALGARTH. I Why worry about your new dress? What with the trouble of choosing style, material, c-olour, and trimmings (and not knowing how they will look when made up). It is a worry and a real one. Call at D. Jones and Oo.'s at your convenience, and see how all this may be avoided. Howel Harris's Diaries.—Howell Harris's diaries have been temporarily removed from Trevecca to Denbigh, and are at present in the custody of the Rev. D. E. Jenkins, who. at the request of the general assembly, is go- ing through everything left by the old re- vivalist. By a roti-olh eadculation there are in the diaries alone thirteen million words to be re'ad through, and five million words more in the manuscripts. Mr Jenkins in- tends to reproduce not only a verbatim copy of each manuscript, but also a summary (of the Latin portion) in extended forms. Theoe afterwards will be circulated among the twelve editors appointed by the general as- sembly for their inspection and report. We respectfully invite inspection of our J zoods. We give nothing but sound value.— Davies and Son, London House. Death.-O-ii Saturday afternoon (May 9) the funeral took place of Miss A. Williams, who for somJ' time has resided at Bronllys and formerly at Pontybat Farm. The inter- ment took place lat Llaiifillo churchyard, the Rector of Bronllys and the- Rector of Llan- fillo officiating. Miss Williams had been ail- ing for some months. The end came on A\ed- nesday last—in her 69th year. Call. "—The many friends of Mr E. M. Griffiths will be pleased to hear that out of several calls which he has ireceived he has de- cided to accept one from the members of the English Presbyterian Churches at Sanghall and "Two Mills," near Birkenhead. Mi Griffiths studied at Trefecca for some time, > and then proceeded to the Theological Col- lege. Bala, where lie is at present. He is now on his final ve-ar, and hopes to leave in June. During his studies at Trevecea Col- lege Mr Griffiths resided at TaJgarth, where hot, has many friends who heartily wish him success in hi* pastorate.
UPPER CHAPEL- I Ordination.—An interesting event will take plae at Upper Chapel, when the services in connection, with the Ordination of the new minister of Bethallia and Ebenezer, Mr Tre- vor J. Williams, B.A., B.D., will, be held :-t Betliania. Principal' Lewis and the Rev. R. Williams, Devynock are expected to preach at the services at Ebenezer, the Revs. Wm. Jones, Glasbury, and J. Edryd J ones. Cwmaman, will officiate, and at the Ordina- tion service the Rev. D. A. Griffith, Troed- iiiiwdalar, will preside Others who will take part are the Revs. Wm. Davies, Llan- dilo, T. Gwyn Thomas, Brecon, and Edryd Jones. Owmaman. In the evening the Rev. M. P. Moses and Prof. J. Evans will officiate. The event is eagerly anticipated in the dis- trict. and elaborate preparations are being made to welcome a,11 visitors.
CIIICKHOWELL. I Football.—Football in May is rather un- usual, but Crickhowell's Rugby match with Brynmawr Crusaders on Saturday was for Thompson's benefit. The first half was point- less, although the Crie-k-hoivelt forwards gave their backs plenty of chances to score. In the second half Geo. Cooper made a smart opening, and Jirieti, although tackled by Maggs, scored a good try, Brynmawr win- ning a. well contested match by three points to nil. The Crickhowell forwards played well, and Pirry .tnd Houghton were the best backs. Brynmawr were the cleverer team be- hind the scrum.
BRYNMAWR. I Boxing.— At Brymnawr on Saturday night Billy Fanner, Brynmawr, beat Jack Mor- gana of Pontnewydd. in a 15 round glove I )lisi()lll.-)Ir Pcnfpid and his party are conducting a swc?sful mission in a tent in Factory Lane. Present atioia.-I>r. J. L. Thomas has been presented with a set of books by Bailey Street Presbyterian Sunday school. Recital.—Mr Thompson, Pontypool, gave an organ recital in Libanus Chapel on Wed- nesday The organ, recently built in Libanus, is now free, of debt. a balance of £ 100 hav- ,? n I ing been cleared off by the generosity of Mr Evan Williams. The original cost was £ 4o0. Rehobotli.Th(- Rev. Eynon Davies, Lon- don, preached to large congregations in Re- hoboth on Sunday and Monday. Llanfthangel-Nant bran. I A Record.—Mr John Jones, Pentregwyn, the representative of this parish on the Bre- con Board of Guardians and Rural District Council, and vice-chairman of the former body, claims the distinction of i-iot having missed attending a. single meeting of the Guardians for the last fivo years, and only twice has he failed to attend the meetings since he was elected ten years ago. Surely. this must be a record as far as the Brecon Guardians are concerned. At, any-rate, it, b a striking tribute to Mr Jones' faithfulness as a representative of the parish.. Llandilofan. < Presentation.—A movement is on foot to present the Rev. Phillip Morgan, who was vicar of Llandilofan and Llanfihangel-nanf- bra.n for 24 years, and who has recently been inducted to the living of Llowes, with a purse of money in recognition of his ser- vices. Nonconformists as well as Churchmen are joining in the movement, and already over £100 has been subscribed. The chair- man of committee is Dr. W. Powell, Aber- eithin secretary. Mr J. Williams, Berth- ddu: and treasurer, Mr J. Jones. Pentre- gwyn.
LJLANDDEW. Fair Fun?—It was reported to the Brecon District School Committee on Wednesday that t? (? window panes were broken at Llan- dden school on Tuesdav (Brecon Fair Day). The committee are making inquiries throrigh the police. I
LLANBEDR. Miss Treloar has passed the Oxford Senior Local Examination and has now qualified as uncertificated teacher.
YSTRADFELLTE. _0 Ihstrict Council Election. —An election lo fill the vacancy on the Neath Rural District Council, consequent on the resignation of Mr James Mathews, took place last week, when Mr John Harries. Ystradfelite (Liberal), de- feated Major Jenkin Stephen Jones. Pout- neathvaughan (Conservative), by 28 votes. This means a Liberal gain.
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I COLF I r I Miss S. Ge-thin Griffiths, of the Brecon Club, who played in the Welsh Int-k-rnttio-nal Golf team, also figured in the Ladies' Cham- pionship at Hunstanton (Norfolli). In the first round she had a bye, and met a formid- able opponent in the next, viz.. Mrs Harvey, Sidcup, and w-on. She was however beaten in the third round.
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MOTOR I I I The Tourist Trophy Race. I There is keen interest in the forthcoming tourist trophy race, which takes place in the Isle of Man on May 21st. The question as to the supremacy of single cylinder or multi- cylinder machines is being waged,- and the champions are anxiously awaiting the re- sults. The Triumph Cycle Co., when other makers stopped production owing to difficul- ties, stuck to their guns and produced a type of machine which astounded the whole industrial world by its efficiency. It is poetical justice that the records of the Triumph motor cycles in the tourist trophy race.? stand as the greatest achievements, in the movement, and have placed the machine on a pedestal of fame. The greatest achieve- ment was by Triumph ridel's in 1912, when they secured the first nine single cylinder places—the year when Jack Haswell finwhed firs.tamong the.amateurs on his Triumph which a.lso led the air Cooled, belt driven, or four isteol-c campeutosrs.
*mm^m^ MiiiM BABY EVAX3. Gave up hope of him living illi-s. J. EVANS, of 32, Clifford Street, Birkenhead, writes I enclose a photograph of our son, which speaks for itself on the merits of Virol. "Had it not besn for the timely use of Virol, we would have bad to give up all hopes of him living. Through my weakness, he was bottle fed from about a. fortnight old, and when nearly four months old he was practically the same weight as when born. \c finally decided to try Virol. He is now 17 months old and weighs 32 lbs. 12ozs. He has cut seventeen teeth without any aid whatever. We truly believe all is due to Virol." Yirol replenishes the blood with the white cells that defend the body against the germs of disease. Used in more than 1,000 Hospitals and Sanatoria. In Jars, 1/ 1^8. and 2/11. 152-166 Old Street, London, E.C. F
Trecastle Notes. By "Pendragon." I have this week received an anonymous letter from someone who has taken a strong objection- to the action of a young man on the night of The last local eisteddfod. From the letter before me I gather that the above young man/escorted two young ladies to their homes, after being for hours lost. From the tone of his letter I am afraid it IS a case of "SOllI grapes" with my correspondent, and I -would earnestly impress upon him that be- fore writing any more letters he should at- tend Standard III. at a local school in order to take a course in, grammar. I have no doubt that some of our local children would be glad to earn a few pence by assisting my correspondent to spell "ueibor for instance. I aim very glad to see that the houses at Pendre are being renovated and brought thoroughly up-to-date. The haulage work in connection with the renovations at Soar Chapel has been volun- tarily taken in hand by the local farmers, ete. I am sorry to note, how ever, that some are trying to get out o; it w ith different ex- cuses. Now, boys, on with the work, no ex- cuses. We are aJl glad to see that Mr Evan Evans is progressing favourably after his re- cent accident. Mr Evans was unfortunate etooujgh to have a piece of glass fly into his eye. < < Mrs Evans, Church View, Llywel, is having great renovations carried out at her resi- dence. I am told that the water is to be brought down from Pwildu. There was a three-cornered fishing competi- tion last week between a dentist, milkman, and sculptor. The latter was an easy win- ner. I am told that the former had false teeth in his pocket, and sitting down on these teeth he "bit him-eV" accidentally. In his fright he fell into the river, whereupon the milkman said: "If you are going.to jump in after the fish I artn going home," and then left disgusted. n Three local residents were, planting pota- toes last week in the torrential rain. Al- though wet to the skin, they stuck tQ their posts like heroes until they were too weak to stand' from cold and hunger. Fortunate- ly a young lady from a neighbouring farm, came to the rescue with hot tea and food, and undoubtedly saved the three from an "early grave." It was such hklroes as these that the made the British Empire what it is today.
Every/box of "ENGLAND'S GLORY" Matches used means MORE WORK for Brit- ish workpeople.—Morel and, Gloucester. 515 "M°ok m different ? ■ Well, I certainly & p » feel differ- r 0 ent, too, since S I be- V taking I | %2ko$X TV Tl 0 tlliw II II £ 9 J Dyspepsia ? L Tablets g&qsI for those distressing digestive irritations. They are pleasant to take, soothe the irritable stomach, strengthen and invigorate the di- j gestive organs, relieve nausea, and aid iQ. thelproper assimilation of food. They're guaranteed to give satisfaction, or your money back, so I'd advise you to take them if you're looking for Relief from Indigestion. REXALL DYSPEPSIA TABLETS are sold in Two Sizes 1-and 2/- "Sold only ia this vicinity by F. L. STANTON, DISPENSING CHEMIST, 26, HIGH STREET, BRECON.
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Brecon's Affairs. I Town Council's Business. I FAVOURABLE HEALTH REPORT. I Present at Brecon Town Council on Tues- day Ald. Thomas Williams (presiding), Aid. E. A. Wright and David Powell, CounciHors Miss Philip Morgan, J. W. Hedger, C. W. Best, W. Morgan, E. M. Meredith, J. Oon- wav Lloyd, J. J. Williams, P. P. Williams, G T. Jones, and W. Williams, with the Town Clerk (Mr G. Hyatt Williams.) Sir John Williams wrote asking if the Council would contribute towards the at- ional Library for W ales. Miss Philip Morgan said they were in the dark as to what had been subscribed by other bodies, and she moved that the matter be referred to the Finance Committee. Aid. Wriat seconded, saying that if the Finance Committee could find any money out of receipts perhaps they could recommend a contribution. Aid. David Powel said the CQuntv Coun- cil had already contributed towards the Library, and if the Town Council did so they would be paying two-fold. Looking at the financial state of their County schools, if there was any surplus at their disposal, the County schools should have it. Miss Philip Morgan's proposition was carried. Health of the Town. I The Medical Officer reported tliat during April seven deaths were notified equal to a rate of 14 per 1,000. With the exception (f one case of scarlet fever, contracted from a neighbouring town, the town was at present free from zymotic disease. (Hear, hear.) Works Committee Report. I The Works Committee reported that. the G.W.R. Company offered to contribute £ 20 towards the improvement of the Bulwa-rk roadwav where the motor omnibuses stand. The oonimittee directed the Surveyor to ob- tain a tender for doing the work, ,and were of opinion the Company should be requested to defray the actual cost. A letter was read from Mr Roger L. Wil- liams requesting the Council to adopt the Dainter North road, and the eommitte direc- ted the Surveyor to report at the June meet- ing as to the condition of both the Dainter new road and the North road. The County Council wrote with reference to the Road Board requirements in classifi- cation of roads and traffic returns. The com- mittee appointed a sub-committee, consisting of the' Mayor, Aid. Wright, and Councillors J. W. Hedger and W. Morgan, to go into the matter. The Ladies Swimming Club requested per- mission to erect a small moveable pavilion in the Recreation Field. The committee directed the Surveyor to interview the lessee of the boating station before granting per- mission. Four tenders were received for the erection of the new Provision Market Annexe, that of Mr J. R. Morgan, Lla-nfaes, at £,146. was accepted. Five tenders were received for carrying out pavements improvement, and that of Mr Lewis Meredith, Brecon, at £Q58. was accepted.—Aid. Wright proposed, and Mr G. T. Jones seconded the adoption of the re- port, whidh was agreed to. Aid. David Powell moved the r-escision of the minutes asking sanction of the Local Government Board to a loan of CI80 for work near the entrance to the Promenade, and that the amount required be trans- ferred from the Waterworks Deposit Account and to be repaid He said the object was to save expense. They had had some heavy ex- penditure to bear on the Isolation Hospital, and did not want to put more on to the rates. —Mr E. M. Meredith seconded. Mr W. Williams asked if the previous re solution was passed over six months ago, be cause if not the motion was out of order. After discussion, it was ascertained that the previous resolution was passed- in July, 1913. Mr Hedger said it appeared to him that they were gradually swallowing up the waterworks deposit, and Mr Best said the deposit had been put on one side for the pur- poset of re-laying the water mains. The motion was eventually agreed to. Aid. Powell consenting to add to the resolution that the money should be repaid during the next three years. I An Eyesore on the River. I Mr W. Williams said a. resolution was passed some time ago with regard to the ac- cumulation of gravel below Lianfaes bridge, and that a deputation was appointed to wait upon the Lord of the Manor in. order to ob- tain his sanction for the gravel to be re- moved. He would like to know what was the position of affairs. The Surveyor said be believed the Mayor was appointed to. see Mr Cobb. Aid. Thomas Williams referred to the con- dition of the bank on the Promenade side, at the confluence of the Hondduf and the Usk, and Aid. Wright said it was Lord Tredegar's-property. Mr W. Williams said people were con- tinually complaining about the' sta.t? of the river. Aid. David Powell: I move that this mat- ter be referred to the Lianfaes member, who now practically constitutes the Council! (Much laughter.) Mr W. Williams I hope that the Lianfaes people will have a voice in the matter. Mr Best: Perhaps the Deputy Mayor will remind the Mayor of it when he comes baok. —The discussion then dropped.
I Brynmawr Police CourtI
I Brynmawr Police Court. I AFTER SYNAGOGUE SERVICE. Monday.—On the bench Aid. W. Roberts (in the chair), Messrs. Lewis Pritchard, John (in the cha 'r ) -N l es&rs. Wat-kins, James Bloor, W. M. Taylor and James Morgan; David Berenbaun, Bailey street, Brynmawr, was summoned by Bar- nett Erlich, Gladstone street, Brynmawr, for assault. Mr T. Hughes prosecuted, and said that the parties were Hebrews. The evi- dence for the prosecution was t-hat Berenbauu struck Erlich twice in the eye a.nd threatened to cripple him.—For the defence it was sta- ted that Erlich was continually slandering de- fendant's father. After service at the Syna- gogue, Erlic-ih in the schoolroom again spoke about Berenbaum senior. Defendant re- monstrated with Erlich and the latter when coming out rushed at the former, who in self defence might have hurt him. Fined 10s and Sunday Trading. A fine of os each was inflicted upon some young men found guilty of aiding and abet- ting Sunday trading. It will be remembered that the bench at the last court reserved their decision and Alderman Roberts said that they had been advised by their clerk to convict. On the evidence of P.c. Hadley, Edmund Lewis, Hwynpwll, Brynmawr, and Wm. Olivers, Blaina road, Nantyglo, were each fined Is and costs for allowing a pony to stray. David O'Connell, Gladstone street, Bryn- mawr, ii-a, fined 7s 6d and costs for using abusive language. P.c. Honey bun gave evi- dence and said that he oouldhear prisoner from Market Square.
The response to the efforts of the IVelsh Baptists to raise a sum of £ 25,000 as a Poor Minister's Sustentation Fund has been "o good that it is proposed now to aim at rais- ing double that sum, namely, £ 50,000. The leading members in the denomination are at- tending a conference to be held at Cardiff this week, at which a resolution will be pro- posed that the sum be £ 50,000. The Bap- tists of Sootlanda-re aiming at. £40,000, and a similar campaign in England has been very successful-
DRUNK OR TEMPER I
DRUNK OR TEMPER? I FARMER AND POLICE AT BUILTH. I Before Messrs. C. W. Wooanam (chairman), and Thomas Williams, at Builth Wells on Monday, William H. M. Davies, Little Wexii, Bettws Disserth, farmer, was summoned for having been drunk on licensed premises and refusing to quit on. the 13th ult. He was also summoned for having been drunk and disorderly on the 20th ult Mr Powell Careless (Llandrindod Wells) ap- peared for defendant. P.c. David Davies said that about 5.45 p.m. on the date named he heard a disturb- ance at the White Hart Hotel. He went inside and found detenrlant lying down in the passage. Mr Jones, the landlord, said the man was drunk, and that he had been trying to get him off the premises. Defendant. was told to quit twice in his presence, but he re- fused to go, and was afterwards taken away by a friend in the direction of Llanelwedd. Sigt. G. Davies, in respect to the other sum- mons, said he was in Broad street, and ac- companied by P.c. D. Davies. Defendant was drunk, and witness called him aside, ex- plaining that he had two summonses for him. Davies refused to take them, and witness placed them in his pocket. Defendant be- came disorderly, used, bad language, and threw the summonses on the road, kicking them about. Witness requested him to go away several times, and made threatening and abusive language towards him. Davies held his stick over his head, and while doing this hei said he would split his head open with it. Witness again tried to pacify him, but without effect. His friends also tried to pacify him, and he struggled with them, but would not go away. Ultimately witness, as- sisted by P.c. Davies and another man, took him to the police station in a barrow and locked him up. Mr Powell Careless said his client denied the charge of having been drunk and' disor- derly. If the police had first noticed de- fendant was drunk, he held they would not have served him with the summonses. Defendant denied the charge. He came to the market early that day with a cow and calf, and on arrival had a glass of beer at the Swan. Subsequently, went to the Smith- field, and thence to Llanelwedd, where he had a further couple of glasses. Defendant had dinner at the Swan, and only took the us- ual glass of beer with it. He did not have any more drink that day. The sergeant call- ed him aside in the street, and gave him the summonses. Defendant, on receiving these, lost his temper, threw them down, and said he did not want them. (Laughter.) He talked a bit, but did not use bad language. Defendant could have struck him, but did not do so. He resisted when the police took him to the lock up. Defendant was fined 5s and costs for each of the first two offences. He would be given the benefit of a doubt in the last case, which was dismissed. "—
LOCAL MARKETS I
LOCAL MARKETS. I Hay, Thursday. —Chickens, 6s to 7s 6d per oouple trussed fowls, 5s 6d to 6s 6d ducks, (scarce), 7s eggs, 16 and 17 for Is; butter, Is Id and Is 2d per lb., according to quality rabbits, 7d and Sd each; and potatoes (cooking), 4s 6d to 5s per cwt. Erwood, Thursday.—-Chickens, 6s 6d to 7s per couple; trussed fmds, 5s to 6s 6d: eggs, 16 and 17 for Is; rabbits, 7d each butter, Is Id per lb. Talgarth, Friday.—Eggs, 16 and 17 for Is; butter, Is Id and Is 2d per lb. chic- kens, 6s to 7s 6di per couple, according to weight; trussed fowls, 5s 6d to 6s 6d; truss- ed ducks (scarce), 7s; rabbits, 7d each cooking potatoes, Is 6d per cwt. cabbage plants, Is per 120. Talgarth May Fair. The first of the May Fair." was held here on Tuesday. As this is considered moTe of a pleasure than a business Fair, the supply of stock, compared1 with usual Fairs was not large. The chief trade was in the sheep market. Lamih was in excellent de- mand, there being some dhoice quality on offer whiclh readily sold at Is per lb. Couples sold from 38s to 50s. Very few horses were on sale. Cattle, strong cattle sold from £ 11 to £ 14; smaller, £ 8 to £ 11; cows and calves in demand, £14 to £ 20; beef was advanced and scarce, best quality 8d to 81 porkers were selling well at 12s 6d to 13s per score; young pigs, 22s to 25s FAIR AT BUILTH WELLS. I Builth Wells May fair, Monday. Well at- tended. Stock was plentiful, but demand not as brisk as expected. Prices were: Ewes with lambs, 5os to 72s per couple; mut- j ton, 9d per lb.; pork, 7d lamb, lid; cart pigs, 20s to 24s Gd, "elh h, 22& to 26s; nice Radnor hogs, 46s to 48s., The cattle trade was slow, particularly Uarreners and oows with calves. Yeai-1 ing steers realised 1:9 to JC13; two year old steers, £13 to 1:15; It year olds, £ 11 to £14; cows with calves, £14 to £ 17; barreners, E13 to ,£14. Produce rates were: —-Eggs, 15 and 16 for Is; butter, Is Id per lb. chickens, lOd per lb. cabbage plants, Is per 120; rabbits, 7d each fowls, 4s to 5s per couple; coo/king potatoes, 4s 6d per cwt. Considerable hiring took place). HEREFORD MARKET. I Fairly well attended, and trade through- out good for a moderate supply. Beef, best quality, made up to sevenpetice halfpenny, other qualities sixpence halfpenny. Fat calves elevenpence. Sheep fairly good supply a,nd dear; best tet44 making tenpencc to tenpence halfpenny fat lambs made up to shilling. Small supply of pigjs with good trade; porkers sixpence halfpenny to seven- pence halfpenny; baoonelrs fivepence half- penny to sixpence halfpenny.
HIRWAIN. Education.—At the Breconshire Staffing and Salaries Committee it was reported that the managers of the Penderyn County School suggested that buirsaries should be granted to Penderyn children attending Aberdare Higher school to assist them to pay their train fares from Hirwain to Aberdare- The committee suggest to the Governors of the Vaynor Scholarship district that they should utilise part of the income from the invest- ment of their Building Fund for this purpose.
I YSTRADGYNLA1S I
I YSTRADGYNLA1S I Ainon Baptist Chapel held their Anniver- sarv services on Sunday, when the Rev. A. S. Ginnblett delivered' stirring sermons. The services wetre well attended and the proceeds were towards the chapel fund. Death.—A well-known local farmer passed away on Monday, in the person of Mr John Morgan, Penygorof Farm. He had resided iti. the district for many years, and used to occupy FforchoUwyn Farm, Cwmgiedd. He was well-known as a, farmer. Deceased who was 70 years of age leaves a widow. New Clubs.—The Y.stradgynla is Liberals have decided to erect a Liherat Club, the site chosen being a field near the Temperance Hotel, Commercial street, the prop-erty of Mr Gwilym Morgan. This will tend to strengthen the Liberal cause at Ystradgynlais.—We understand that the Y.L.P. have also pur- chased the buildings, etc., of Mr C. G. Davies, and will convert them into a care- takers house and Hall.
WHAT WE SAY WE DO. Mrs King, Run well Road. Wickford. etates' Duty compels me to tell all who suffer that your pills cured me after years of pain." Mr. A. Newton. of Feltham. writes Your pills have completely eured me after four months on mv back." James Swift. Atterclifle, Sheffield, says"The first doee pave me frreat relief. I can conMently MY that one box of thf?f pills hae done can conild =7 than all the medicine I have taken/ — HOLROYD'S GRAVEL PILLS, a positive cure for Gravel. Pains in the Back. Dropsy, Bright's Di-ease of the Kidneys, Gout, Sciatica. Is lid of all Oheinistm; post free. 11 stamps.—Holroyd 8 Medical Hall, Oleck- heaton, Yoriu. The Garden is calling. Get better crops than ever this year — use Withs Manures. Keep your Paths free from Weeds-use Smiths Weed Killer. Keep your Lawn free from Weeds-use Stanton's Lawn Sand. The Garden calls you to Stanton's. High Street, BRECON.
I I COUNTY GOSSIP
I- COUNTY GOSSIP. One gate on the Island fields has been put, right. When will the further one be doner Fishing in the Brecon district has been greatly improved by the heavy rains of the past week. Several large baskets of trout have been taken. At the meeting of the Brecon Town Coun- cil on Tuesday Add. David Powell said they provided a tipping place on the Promenade for builders refuse, and refuse other than builders refuse was being tipped there. Thi? should be stopped. Aid. Wright: Certainly The matter was left in the Surveyor's hand Nonconformity is strong in the county just now with the big meetings at Sennv- bridge and the forthcoming Festival at BuIlth. Welts. The edict of the Church is not after' all being taien much notice of. Another case of sweetness and desert air. The Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co., Ltd., has secured a large contract for the construction of girder railway bridges in Siam, in the face of competing tenders from America, German, and Belgian engineering firms. The interesting point, and one which, you will not find unduly emphasised in the Tariff Reform press, is that "Siam has hith- erto ordered most of its locomotive and rail- way equipment from Germany." The gods of protection must surely have been asleep when Free Trade stole this prize from under their noses! A friend who had taken a long holiday was being discussed at Talgarth recently. He had been away three weeks. "Yes in- deed" said the gossiper-in-chief "He's gone abroad. He landed in Australia yesterday." The charge for the Market Hall, Brecon, is now two guineas. If it were less local caterers would be in a better position to cope with the big parties that the town is trying to attract. Lord Egerton has offered a plot of 4i acres of land to the Knut-sford Council for their scheme of workmen's cottages. The price asked is t300 per acre, and there is a stipulation that the dwellings must be erected within a reasonable period. The reasons for that condition, as explained to the Council, is that the owner did not wish the Council to purchase and then hold up the land for an in- definite period. This is another example of the changed attitudei of landowners since the Government's scheme of land reform was initiated. Whilst in one part of the county a congre- gation were welcoming a minister and his bride and another assem bh- was regretting that during some o years there had been only two weddings—but, in. the latter case the example of the minister was wanting. The Red Cross business may be all right, but are the nurses suppof-ed to save up their knowledge until Britain is invaded ? If so. then many of us will be past human aid long before these young ladies get their opportu- nity of practice. At any rate, the, young- sters and the teachers like it, for it shuts soinei of the schools for an extri, half-day. Councillor Williams made his voice heard on Tuesday at the Brecon Council meeting. Its a good job somebody is "waking up this antiquated body. The Cli-amber of Trade have decided not to entertain the offer of a gentleman to "write- up" the district in various papers in return for expenses, &c. The "Ac." was the stumbling block we believe. The guides which were handed over to the Brecon Town Council last year by the firm which took the matter up are still in hand- at least some of them. The Cambrian Rail- ways Company ha ye distributed a lot, and the Chamber of Irade is sending copies to all the Sunday schools in the colliery dis- tricts and North Wales. When is Builth going to have "the Show'? Llandrindod W dls wiJI be there first if Builth does not wake up—and Builth would suit -t lot of farmers a great deal better than Llan- drindod. The visit of the L.G.B. Inspector to Hay to see its housing conditions was private. Will his report be private, too? We wonder. At present there are no names on the out-oMtork- book at the Brecon Labour Eixchange agency-another tribute to the prosperity which follows wise legislation. We are reminded that all workers who come un- der the unemployed benefit scheme should change their cards in July next. There is every prospect that the work of the Agricultural Organisation. Society in South Wales is about to take a great forward. step. Mr W. Williams, the organiser of the Society, has experienced much success al- ready in South Wales a,nd several Radnor- shire men are subscribing largely. In Bre- conshire and Glamorgan too the reception ac- corded to the society has been very encourag- ing. The examinations for police promotions in Breconshire are, we are informed, chiefly in regard to police work. Whilst there are cer- tain elementary questions on general know- ledge, the bulk of the work was, on public duty pure and simple.
ITHE U EXPRESS DIARY
THE U EXPRESS" DIARY. Wednesday, May 20th.—Entire Pony Show at Cwmowen, near Builth. Wells. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26th and 27th. —United Congregational services at Ownl- wysg. Whit Mopday, June 1st.—Llangynidr Eis- teddfod. Whit-Monday, June 1st.—Annual tea party, Morialh Baptist Chapel. Colbren. June 3rd.—Palleg and District Agricultural Show. Wednesday, June 3rd.—Congregational Sun- day School Union Festival, at Alpha, Builth Wells. Afternoon 2.45; evening 6. Tuesday, June 9th.-Annual Entertainment at Gwenddwr Congregational Church. Wednesday, June lOth.-Talybont Eistedd- fod. Friday, June 5th.-Annual Tea and Compe- titive Meeting at Rhulan P.M. Church. Wednesday, June lith.-Annual Tea and Concert at Rllios Congregational Church, Talgarth. Sunday. July 12th.—Watergate Sunday School Anniversary. Brecon. Thursday, August lstb. -Central Wales Welsh Mountain Pony Show at Llanwrtyd Wells. Monday, August 31st.-CrickhoweU Agricul- turatSociety Show. Printed and Published by ROBT. READ, at the "Brecon and Radnor Express Offices, Express Building*, Bulwark, iim the Chapeiry orst. Mary, in the DW- ngb and County 01 Breaoø, TEIVUBDIY, MAY 1%, 111.. .>