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DEATH OF DR WILLIAMS OF TALGARTH
DEATH OF DR. WILLIAMS, OF TALGARTH. We much regret to announce the death, which took place' on Friday morning last at about 7.30, ofiJl}r. Hobert Williams, the Cottage, tFalgarth; at the age of 43 years. Dr. Williams had always been in the best of health, and the news of his almost sudden demise came as a great shock to his many friends. He was only taken ill on the Tuesday before be died, and then bad to be medically attended by Dr. Shepard, Hay, and Dr. Jayne, Talgarth. On Thursday night be became worse and Expired early on Friday morning, as already stated, death being due to heart failure. The news of his death spread rapidly and signs of bereave- ment were soon manifest in Talgarth and district. Dr. Williams was the second son of the late Dr. T E Williams, Aberenig, Talgarth, and was educated at Monmouth Grammar School and afterwards at Christ College, Brecon. Subsequently he went to Germany, where he completed his education. He walked the Middlesex Hospital and afterwards took up bis late; father's practice at Talgartb about 1906. His popularity soon gained him a large and extended practice, and he was universally respected throughout the district. Nobody appealed to him for aid in vain. He was medical officer to the Oddfellows and Foresters in the district and to the postal offioials, as well as for the rural district of Hay. He was also a lieutenant-surgeon of the old Brecknock. shire Volunteers and had lately joined the Brecknooksbire National Reserve as medioal officer. In politics he was a staunch Conserva- tive and a very active leader of the party at Talgarth, being the president of the district Conservative Aesooiation. He was a loyal and faithful Churchman. On the coming into operation of the National Insurance Act Dr. Williams became a panel doctor and had a large number of patients on his panel. A Freemason, he was a prominent member of the Hay Lodge and frequently attended its func- tions. In bis capacity of chairman of the Talgarth Football Club and Quoit Club be took a great deal of interest in the games played by those clubs, and constantly presided over the business meetings. In fact he took a very keen interest in sport of all kinds, and no appeal for the encouragement of sport was made to him without a substantial subscrip- tion being sent by return. He was of a very genial disposition, but most of his many kind acts will never be publicly known, having been done quietly. Agriculture received from him generous support, and he was a permanent member of the Talgarth District Agricultural Society. He was a justice of the peace for the county, and up to Friday week he adjudicated at the Talgarth Petty Sessions, where his decisions were always "tempered with mercy." THE FUNERAL. xne esieem in wnioti toe late Dr. Williams was held was manifested at the funeral, which took place on Monday afternoon, when the remains were interred at Talgarth Parish Church. It was the largest funeral seen at Talgarth for many years, some hundreds of people from far and near assembling. The cortege left the Cottage at 4 30 in the following order :-Firing party, in charge of Col.-Sergt.-Instructor Green members of the Breoonshire Police Force, under Supt. Steven Jones, Brecon, and Sergt. Bendle clergy and ohoir the Llyswen Court of Foresters the Talgarth Court of Foresters; the Talgarth Lodge of Oddfellows members of the Hay Lodge of Freemasons the scholars of St. Gwendoline's Sunday School; a waggon bearing the wreaths; the bier the mourners; the general public the Talgarth Company of Territorials, under Lieut. D Jones and Lieut. Allen Phillips; members of the Talgarth Section of the National Reserve and the Postal Staff. The Vicar (Rev. D Williams) held a short service at the house, and the choir sang" J e80, lover of my sool," to the tone of Aber- ystwyth." On the way to the chorch the blinds of all business establishments and private houses were drawn, and the route was lined by a large concourse of people. The service at the church was conduoted by the Revs. D Williams (vicar) and T H Bevan, Bronllys. The deceased's favourite hymn, Nearer, my God, to Thee," was sung, and as the choir left the church they sang the Nunc Dimittis," and the organist (Mrs Thomas) subsequently played the Dead March" in Saul." At the graveside the Revs. D Williams and T H Bevan took the service, and the hymn Brief life is here our portion having been sung, the firing party, which consisted of 25 men of the Talgarth Company of the Territorial Force, fired three volleys over the grave, and Sergt.-Drummer Fred Morgan sounded the Last Post." The chief mourners were Mrs Williams (widow), Miss June Williams (daughter), Dr Reggie Williams, Nigiera, Dr Harry Williams, Cairo (brothers), Mr A Leslie Thompson (brother-in-law). Amongst those present wereDr F J Jayne; Dr Robert Pagh; Dr Shepard, Hay; Dr Valentine Rees, Brecon Dr H S Hincks, Hay Messrs H A Christy, J.P., Llangoed J WilliamsVaughan, J.P.; Edward Botler, .J.P.; David Jones. J.P.. Talcftrfch T Vonnhon 7 U XAIGAITU X Y AU^UAU Phillips and E D Vaughan Phillips (repre- senting Mr E Cambridge Phillips, Hay, clerk to the Talgarth Justices) D W E Thomas (clerk to the Brecon Justices); Molyneux F Thomas (North Breconshire Coroner); W H Jones Parry, Brecon; Lewis W H Jones, Breoon; R T Griffiths, Hay Alderman W Powell,Pendre; Aid Mervyn Davies, Porthamal; Daniel WatkiDS, Llaugorse; J Proseer, Tre. vitbel; J F Rioketts, Trebarried Charles Butcher.Alwyne Butcher.Glasbury; Honeyfield, Llyswen Jones, Pendre Stephens, Hay W H Jones John Pritchard W T Davies, Bert Rogers; Lewis (relieving officer); Baker; Cooper Frank Cadman A J Astbury; J Herne; Rees Williams J Griffiths, College Farm; the Rev J J deWinton, Hay Daniel Lewis; Rees Williams, New Ion Wm Powell, The Tower; A J Cattell, Brecon; Roger Prosser the Rev J J Jones (C.M. Minister, Talgarth), J Gunter, Glasbury James, Cilnen; Revs H H Gibbon, Glasbury; D Morgan, Llanstephan; Benjaeain Ricketts; Gathin Griffith, R Meredith Jenkins, Llmddew Messrs A A Mitchell, J.P., Glyncelyn; A Vincent Fegao, Hay; Jones, Pendre; Wm Powell; R 0 Rees, Bradwys Tom Gwillym; J Jones John Parry, chemist; Francis Jones, T C Evans; Osmond Powell; T C Evans; Cowper Miss Downes, Brecon the Misses Jenkins, Llanddew Miss Morgan, Danygarth E D Weaver; J R Griffiths; E Butler and W Jones (representing the Hay Board of Guardians); John Games; Wm Davies; Thomas Davies; Wm Williams (road surveyor); Evan Thomas; W D Morgan Ernest A Williams D J Wiiliams; David WUliams; J Bowen W Lewis; J Morgan B Samuel; Edward Jarman; Eben. Pugh; David Morgan; G P Weale; Ray Willis, etc. The bearers were Messrs R 0 Rees, G P Weale, L Lewis, D Lewis, Fred Morgan (seur.), Leeiia Powell, Kerry, aud M Williams. Floral tributes were sent by the following:- Wife and daughter, Dr and Mrs Cecil Williams, Clifton; all at B rooklands, Hay Mr and Mrs A Leslie Thompson, Mr aild Air« j Charles Butcher and family, Glasbury Mr ami Mrs Vincent Fegan, Hay; Mrs Ppne Evans, Bronllys Castle; Mr and Mrs R T Griffiths, Hay; Mrs O'cock, Talgarth; Mrs Mitchell, Talgarth; Mrs T E Williams and Miss Wiiiiams (mother and sifter), Dr and Mrs Robert Pugh, I Mr and Miss Lewis Jones, Llyswen; Com- mittee of the Talgarth District Agricultural Society, Dr and Mrs Jayce, Gwen, Kitty an
GOLF. Brecon Open Meeting, The annual meeting of the Brecon Golf CluiY was continued on Wednesday, the 8th last., under very favourable circumstances. GENTS.' MATCH PLAY AND FOURSOMES. In the 18 holes match play against bogeYt under handicap, the following were the beSi cards returned :— G H Isitt, owing 1 stroke 2 up (winner)' F L Stanton, rec. 7 strokes 1 up. W H Jones Parry, rec. 5 strokes all square. Guy Dobell, rec. 5 strokes 1 down. Rhys V Powell, rec. 6 strokes 2 „ Capt. B W Collier, rec 12 strokes 2 „ P P Williams, rec. 2 strokes 4 M Reardon, rec. 4 strokes 4 „ Dr. P Drummond, rec. 11 strokes 5 „ A J Astbury, rec. 11 strokes 5 „ In the gentlemen's foursomes the following. I were the results :— I Gross. H'cap. I M Reardon aud Dr. Drummond. 87 9J Ilk 1 T M Jones and R T Heins 95 14 81 I H G Griffiths and Dobell 85 3 82 I P P Williams and F L Stanton. 89 6 83 ■ W H Jones Parry and A J Wallace 93 8 85 | G H Isitt and C J E Larpe 91 5 £ 85 £ U Rev. T A Davies and G Tudor.104 18 86 M MIXED FOURSOMES. ■ The following were the best cards returned iu ■ tbe mixed foursomes on Thursday :— T Miss L B Price and Dr. Drummond, rec. strokes, 2 up. Miss S Griffiths and H J Gr ffitb, rec. stroke, 1 up. Mrs Gimson and R T Heins, rec. 12 strokee, 1 down. Miss Olwen Lloyd and G Lance, rec. 10' strokes, 2 down. Mrs R Pugh and G H Isitt, rec. 6 strokes. 3 down. Miss D Saunders Jones and Capt. A !f¡. Lloyd, rec. 14 strokes, 3 down. Mrs D V Rees and W H Jones Parry, ree, 17 strokes, 3 down. Miss D A Jebb and the Rev. M G Price. rec. 8 strokes, 4 down. Miss M C Williams and J J Waldron, rec. 13 strokes, 4 down. Miss Polto Williams and Rbys V Powelll- rec. 6 strokes, 5 down. Miss Heins and the Rev. Lewis Thomas, re* 6 strokes, 7 down. Mrs Dobell and G Dobell, rec. 9 strokes, 7 down. Mrs Saunders Jones and C J E Large, reC. 7 strokes, 8 down. LADIES' MATCH PLAY. I On Friday it was place aux dames—18 bole9 I match play against bogey, under handicap- I Results :— I Miss Heins, rec. 8 strokes 3 down (winner), Miss S Griffith, rec. 2 strokes. 4 „ Miss 0 Lloyd, rec. 8 strokes. 6 „ Miss D Saunders Jones, rec. 14 strokes 6 „ JL Mrs Dickinson, rec. 29 strokes 6 „ Miss D Jebb, rec. 9 strokes 7 „ |r Mrs Dobell, rec. 13 strokes 7 £ Mrs R Pugh, rec. 15 strokes. 7 h ) HUGHES MORGAN CUP. The meeting had a very successful conclusion on Saturday, in fine but trying weather, wheG' the most important fixture of the week W < played, namely, 36 holes medal play, under j handicap, for Capt. Hughes Morgan's Challenge j Cup. The resuit was a win for CÆpt. B w J PIaI 110T* Tho nri nni no 1 annroa 'tSfi Rounds. tf 1st, 2nd. Gross. Ne'' Capt;Collier !>1 93 184 less 32 W H Jones Parry 86 82 168 „ 12 156, A J Wallace 87 89 176 20. 15 G Dobell 83 86 169 „ 12 19 Rev. T A Davies.105 90 195 36 I5; H G Griffith 81 80 161 scratch M Reardon 85 83 168 less 6 R T Heins .104 95 199 „ 36 1% Dr. R Pugh 89 93 172 „ « J J Waldron 88 89 177 12 F L Santon 86 95 181 14 1% CJE Large 98 99 197 24 THE SCRATCH PRIZE. 1 Concurrently with the above event I decided the' gentlemen's 36 holes match Pl" I for the scratch prize. Results :— S H Gr Griffith 80 81 161 (winoc)' I M Reardon 85 83 168 1 W L Jones Parry 86 82 168 I G Dobell 83 86 169 ft Dr. Pugh 89 83 172 I THE CAPTAIN'S PRIZE. 1 The Captain (Dr. Valentine Rees) gaVfiLf 1 prize for the best 72 holes match play, uD" 8 handicap. Results :— A J Wallace.87 89 87 89 352 less 40 ■ M Reardon .86 83 85 83 337 20 *\ «3 342 „ 16 1 W H Jones I Parry .92 90 86 82 350 24 1
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HAY t IVRAL CINCIL
HAY t IVRAL CINCIL,, The quarterly meeting of this Council wee held on Thursday. Present: Messrs E. D. Weaver (chairman), W. D. Pagb, W. Jones, C. Batcher, John Jones, ReiJ. W. LI. Crichton and W. E. T. Morgan, Mr James Ganter (Clerk), the Surveyor, and Sanitary Inspector. PONTYWAL ROAD. Application was made by Messrs Arnold & Soni contractors for the new works at Pontywal Sanatorium, for permission to pot a light tram track across the road on the BronUys side of the shrubbery wicket gate. The Council agreed to give permission pro. vided a satisfactory agreement can be made to safeguard the traffic and keep the fences closed, and indemnify the Council against damage or loss, the Chairman and Clerk to have power to instruct a solicitor to prepare an agreement. ROADMEN'S WAGES. The Surveyor reported that David Bobinson, the Pengeoffordd roadman, would be leaving on July 11th. The Surveyor produced a joint written application from six roadmen for an increase of Is. per week, and for permission to leave work on Saturdays at one instead of four o'clock. It was agreed to leave the matter for con- sideration at the next meeting. T3EFBCCA OLD ROAD. The Surveyor, on the 6th icst., met some County Council members and their Roads Surveyor to discuss the making of a culvert on the main road to take off surface water comiug down near Trefecca College lane and damaging the bye-road to Tredustin. The County Council thought they were not responsible. TALGARTH REFUSE. It was reported that op to the present the average amount of refose collected at Talgarth was three cart leads per day for two days per week. The Surveyor banded in an application from Mr J. P. Jones, Castle Hotel, Talgarth, for particulars of the terms for letting the orchard and the apples. The question of terms was left in the hands of the Talgarth members and the Surveyor. ENIG RIVER. The Medical Officer of Health made appli- cation, through the Inspector, to have the river from Tower Bridge, Talgartb, to the Station Wicket Gate cleansed from rubbish and a few stones. The Surveyor was given permission to put a man at the work for two days. WARNING SIGNS TO MOTORISTS. The Council resolved to ask the Brecon County Council to place signs on each side of Pengenffordd School, near the Tower Hotel Yard, and the Mason's Arms," Talgarth, and oa each side of Glasbury Village. INSPECTION OF DAIRY COWS. Mr R. J. Hiilt" Vet«riu«ry Surgeon (Messrs Catten & Hills), reported the inspection of 58 dairy cows in the district from Jane 17th to 20th. He found every cow in health, in good condition, and cioac. TILLEY ROAD CULVERT. In reply to the Clerk's letter of the 6tb inst., Messrs Collins & Godfrey wrote offering £10 in settlement of the Council's claim without prejudice. Five culverts were damaged, and the Surveyor was instrncted to have them repaired and keep an account of the cost. The Clerk was directed to offer Messrs Collins and Godfrey a settlement of all claims for JE15. BUILDING BYE-LAWS. The result of the Committee's last BittiD- was reported, and it was resolved to have another meeting to consider also the question of bye-laws for nuisances. CLASSIFICATION OF ROADS. It was reported that the Surveyor was unable to take the census of traffic required by the Roads Board on July 6tb, the date fixed. The Council resolved not to fix another date, the Finance Bill proposals having apparently broken down.
HAY CRUELTY CASE
HAY CRUELTY CASE. At a special sitting of the Hay Petty Sessions on the 9th inst.—before Messrs J. W. Williams Vaughan and H. Graystone- William Jenkins and Caroline Warner were charged by Mr Roderick Evans, Inspector for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, with exposing their child Alfred Warner aged 11 months, so as to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health, on the 7th inst. Defendants, on being informed of their right to be tried by a jury, elected to be dealt with summarily. Mr Lewis W. H. Jones prosecuted on behalf of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Both defendants were also charged with sleeping out in the open air at the same time aAd place. The charges were taken together. Defendants admitted the charge of exposing the child. P.S. Williams stated that on the 7th inst., at about 7-40 a.m., in consequence of informa- tion received, he proceeded in company with P.C. Griffith to Forest Road. He found both defendants sleeping in a field adjoining, under some trees. The wraps produced were used by them for lying upon. He appre- hended them and charged them with vagrancy and informed them that the Inspector for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children would proceed on another charge of .neglecting and exposing the child who was sleeping with them. Inspector R. Evans, N.S.P.C.C., gave a brief account of what he bad done from time lïo time in connection with defendants and their children. He afterwards stated that he received a message from Hay and went there on Tuesday morning, and found defendants and child at the Police Station. He examined the child and its clothing. Witness also gave the bench a description of the conditions under which defendants had been sleeping out since March last. Dr. T. S. H. Hincks, Hay, stated that he bad examined the child and found it in a healthy condition, clean and well nourished, but suffering from a very bad rupture. For the child to sleep out under conditions such as described by the Inspector would be undoubtedly detrimental to its health. The male defendant was sentenced to three months' hard labour on the charge of neglect- ing and exposing the child and to 7 days on the charge of vagrancy, the sentences to run concurrently. The female defendant was also committed for three months, but without hard labour, and for 7 days on the charge of vagrancy, the sentences to run concurrently. Costs against the Society were remitted.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT AND LONDON MARKET. -At a meeting of the; Agricultural Union beld at Maritzborg recently, it was stated that the superinteudent of the Abattoirs at Darban, who bad bad 20 years' experienoe of meat from all quarters of the world at SmiChfieid, said that South African prime grass fed beef and mutton was gccd enough for the London market, where it would fetch 4^d. per lb.
POULTRY KEEPING. A PROFITABLE HOBBY. BY "UTILITY." GUINEA-FOWLS. "North Bank" writes to know why it is that guilla-fowl are not more commonly kept in this country. Is there, he a-k-. sound reason for the prejudice against them ? Cer- tainly they deserve to be more commonly kept; but that would apply to all descrip- tions of poultry. There are, however, objec- tions to them, which it is best to state in order to save disappointment. They have been kept in confinement, and I Lave a re- cord of one hen that laid 11C eggs in a season though confined in a small place. lint the general experience is that they need full general experience is that they need full liberty to wander over a large area of land. The hens are exceedingly shy about their nests, and will often lay in a number of dif- ferent places, which, of course, makes it very difficult to collect all the eggs. The average egg production is about sixty or seventy per hen. if all the eggs are collected and dum- mies substituted. Guinea-fowls are mono- gamous—and that means keeping as many males as females, instead of one cock to ten or more hens, to get fertile eggs. Until one gets used to it the hen's call is noisy and un- pleasant. But ttliev are not expensive birds to keep, and they like to roam and forage for them- selves. As a table bird the guinea-fowl has a gamey flavour, and is very satisfactory; it comes into season during February and March, and when in proper condition inav be made to yield an excellent profit. Indeed, there is a good demand for this class of pro- clpnc., nnd the average price of guinea chicken* ranges from 36. to 3s. 6d. The birds I are often thought to be a somewhat extrava- gant dish, but when the small proportion o# bone and offal to flesh is taken into account guinea-fowls are really by no means expensive. During the breeding season there is rarely any difficulty in securing 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. a dozen for eggs, and some who keep guinea- fowls find it more profitable to sell them at this figure than to hatch and rear the chickens. There is also a good demand at the close of the breeding season for guinea- fowls' eggs for consumption. They are of fine flavour, and though they are rather small, their price averages as much as Is. 6d. a dozen. It is a fact that upon a wide range of good soil—one that is fairly rich in animal and vegetable food—guinea-fowls are able to find their wn living for six or seven months out of the twelve. They are excellent foragers, and wander miles in search of food. Under suitable conditions guinea chickens are comparatively easy to rear, the most critical stage being during the first few weeks after hatching. Once successfully over this period, they are very little trouble. The chickens are best incubated and fostered by a steady old broody hen, under whom they will grow up much more quiet and domesti- cated than if entrusted to their own mother, who, however, generally succeeds in bringing off or rearing a larger percentage of chickens and with considerably less trouble. Wet is the chief trouble to guard against, and a heavy clay soil is not a suitable rearing ground. They are best fed in the same way as ,turkey chicks, being given small quantities at frequent intervals. After a few days they like a good proportion of animal food. ASSISTING THE MOULT. The hot weather has hurried on the moult- ing season. Moulting is not, of course, a z., disease or irregularity; it is a natural pro- cess, and all poultry have to moult once in the year, and generally at the end of summer, but the earlier the better for autumn showing and winter laying. As it is a natural process, it should be allowed pretty much to take its own course. It is desirable to separate the sexes before and during the moult, and confinement will be good for them provided that there is no flack of sunshine and fresh air. The adult fowls will be given a good start if they are made to take a strong dose of Epsom salts, which not only clears out the system and purifies the blood, but helps to loosen the feathers. It should be remembered that the production of new plumage is a drain on the system, and, consequently. every assistance should be given to the birds when once the new feathers make their appearance by keeping them warm and well-nourished. There should iiiever be any lack of fresli clean water and green fooe:' in the sheds, so that the fowls can held themselves to as much as they want, and a slight sprinkling of sulphur should be dusted in the soft food two or three times a week. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. H. "-DCCES LAYING Aw.A-Y.-Diieks lay early in the day. and consequently they may be prevented from laying away if they are kept confined till about eight o'clock in the morning. But even in the case of a quite free range, if thoroughly clean, comfortable nests are always provided ducks will usually lay them with regularity. In limited runs it is not hard to find a stolen nest. R. T. B."—SHELLT:KS EGGS.—A common cause of this trouble is lack of shell-forming material, such as oyster-shell grit, which can be purchased from anyone who supplies poultry foods and requisites, or prepared at home. In many cases it is through the bird being in aa abnormally fat condition. If so, feed more sparingly, giving not more than one ounce of grain to each meal, night and morning, and also adding a small quantity of Epsom salts to their drinking water. Maize and barley are fattening foods that should be stopped at one? when there are signs of over- fatness, and wheat, oats. or buckwheat sub- stituted. If buried in six inches of litter the constant scratching for it will afford exercise. Interested."—YOUNG V. OLD BIRDS.— Careful experiments with hens kept under similar conditions year after year have proved that the first year is the most profitable, and that there is a gradual decrease in productive- ness each succeeding year. It is doubtful whether it pays to keep hens purely for laying purposes after they have finished their second laving season. Fowls that have a special value as breeding stock can, of course, be kept longer, though their slowness in starting n to lay has to be remembered. "B. C. S."—THE DORKING."—Its flesh is exceptionally fine, and the thinness of the skin and the whiteness or the flesh and legs is unequalled the breast is deep and long. An adult cock averages from 101b. to 121b., and a hen from 81b. to 101b. The body is large, I z, square, and deep; the back is broad and rathei* long, but quite flat on the shoulders. narrowing a little towards the stern. There are five Varieties, the dark, silver-grey, red, white, and cuckoo.
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—-•—^———■ i » £ fc t t. flIf J) i A BAD BREAKDOWN. ■ I MR. BULL You have been told, times out of number, that that wheel would never carry a load like that. We must have a good, up-to-date Tariff Reform wheel to bear such a burden.
PRESENTATION TO THE VICAR Of Llanwrtyd Wells
PRESENTATION TO THE VICAR Of Llanwrtyd Wells, A most enjoyable social," attended by the members and congregation of St. James's Church, took place on Thursday evening last, at the St. James's Hall, Llanwrtyd Wells, the occasion being the presentation of a solid silver tea and coffee service to the Vicar (the Rev. J E Lloyd, B.D.), upon his marriage. There was a large gathering. Dr. P R Tarbet occu- pied the chair, and amongst those present were Mrs Penry Lloyd, Mrs J E Llovd, Mrs W T Rees, Mrs J A Morgan, Mrs Glyn-Thomas, Mrs P R Tarbet, Mrs Samuel Griffith, Mrs Footman-Williams, Miss Esmonde-White, Miss Gwen Williams (Sanny Bank), Mias B Penry Lloyd, Mrs A J P Thompson, Miss Williams (Hampstead), Miss Gertie Thomas, Mrs and the Misses Law (Glen View), Miss Muffet Lewis, Mrs Harris, Mrs Job, Mrs Williams (Riversdale), Miss Bowen (Casewell Lodge), Mrs Margaret Jones, Mrs J C Beard, Mrs Jarman, Mrs Hope, Mrs Bowers?, Mrs Orgee, ( Mrs Davies (Scranton House), the Misses Orgee, the Misses Morgan (Henbant), Miss Felix, Miss Harry, Mrs Nicholas, Mrs Bonner, Mrs Jeynes, the Rev. W L Williams, Capt. Godfrey Lloyd, Dr. Rice Morgan, Councillor Corbett-Davies, Mr A J P Thompson, Mr J H Rees, Mr George Price, Mr Hallam, Mr Harries, Mr G C Beard, Mr L F Hope, Mr Harry Mack, Mr S R Griffith, Mr Blewitt, Mr Jack Graham, Mr Dick Davies (Hazleharst), Mr Bonner, Mr Rees Rowlands, Mr John Mead. The company also included several visitors to the spa. The decorations, emblematio of loyalty, were tastefully arranged by Mrs Tarbet, Miss Glyn- Thomas, and the Misses Job. Mrs George Price, assisted by Mrs Blewitt, presided at the refreshment table, and the following ladies, whose mob-caps added a quaint charm to the proceedings, officiated as waiters: Miss Davies, Miss Letty Rowland?, Miss Dorothy Mack, Miss S L Graham, and the Misses Job. An excellent programme was given, with Miss Glyn-Thomas at the piano. 11 Trouble at the Telephone," in which Miss M G Graham and Mr John Mead were the principal factors, proved highly amusing. Tea and dainty cakes having been partaken of, the Chairman briefly explained the object of the meeting, and called upon Mrs Penry Lloyd to make the presentation. Mrs Penry Lloyd, in a neat speech, presented the Vicar with the gift, which bore the following inscription :—" Presented by the congregation of St. James's Cbaroh, Llanwrtyd Wells, to the Rev. J E Lloyd, on the occasion of his marriage, Jane 16tb, 1914." The Vicar, in the course of bis remarks, said there were times when it seemed diffioalt to express one's feelings, and when one wished there were very many more words in the English vocabulary. He wished to thank one and all the members, and those attending St. James's Church, from the bottom of his heart for the more than beautiful and certainly very usefal gift which they bad so kindlv given him on the occasion of hi9 marriage. He wished to congratulate them on the very qaiet and unostentatious way in which they had done it, and because it was unexpected it was all the more valuable and appreciated by himself; and he assured them that much as he valned the gift, much more did be value the good, kind, beautiful feelings which lay hidden behind. He felt that the gift was one that be should make good and proper use of, and be boped-and he said it with empbasis-that all, at some time or other, wonld visit himself and Mrs Lloyd at the Vicarage, when the heartiest possible welcome would be ex. tended. Referring to the new Vicarage, Mr Lloyd said it was the Church's house, the house of the parishioners, and be wished them one and all to look upon it as such—a centre for the Church and the life of the parish. Mrs Lloyd and himself would be glad to do what lay in their power for the parish generally. Passing to the improvements of the church, the Vicar said he was glad they bad been able to carry them out without jumble sales, sales of work, or.bazaars, as these were expensive ways of getting money. There bad always been a very hearty and ready response when. ever he bad made an appeal, and if they only had that help continued, he was not a bit afraid of the future of the Church. Mrs Penry Lloyd then called for three cheers for the Vicar and Mrs Lloyd, which were heartily given. The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to all those who bad helped to bring the presenta- tion to so successful an issae, and Mr Geo. Price proposed a like compliment to the Chairman for presiding. Dancing was afterwards indulged in.
THE TELEPHONE IN ONTARIO.—The Ontario farmer has much better communication with his markets than perhaps any other country. Most of the farmers are connected by tele- phone, and the enormons importance of this in the marketing is quite obvious. The farmer is able to ring up the big marketing centres, ascertain the current prices, and aleo learn if there is a glut of a certain commodity at one point or a scarcity at another. He is thereby enabled to placs his goods in the most profit- j able market. No doubt Ontario's pre-emiuecce in this mailter is due to the fact thrt electricity is exceedingly cheap in the province owing to its enormous water powers. For the same reason the farmer benefits from another forte of communication with markets, viz., by elect- ric trains. The southern portion of the province is exceptionally well favoured in this respect. the country being traversed by a network of electric railways, offering rapid, frequent, and economical oommnnicaticn w¡h tbe markets.
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C R I C K ET
C R I C K E.T. Christ College Past Y. Present, This annual match was played on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, on the Christ College ground, and resulted in a win for the Present by 6 wickets and 3 runs. The Old Boys were first. to bat, but none of them reached double figures against the deadly bowling of A B Price, who took 8 wickets for 31 runs. D H Davies took the remaining 2 for 16. The College replied with 65-12 more than the Old Boys,-D C Thomas contributing a useful 24 and D H Davies 14. L G Lewis bad the best bowling I average, 4 wickets for 20 runs. In the second innings the Old Boys improved their position greatly, and through the good batting of J V Rees (48), S R Pbillips (41), and Dr. T Morgan (24), they knocked up a score of 149. The Present showed an even greater improvement in their second innings, and some really fine batting was witnessed. D C Thomas made 44, and R Parry 45. Scores OLD BOYS. Is* I*KINGS. 2ND MNIMGS. Rev. A E Donaldson, b Price 7 b D H Davies 2 L G Lewis, c Thomas, b Price 6 st Baker Jones, b Price 3 ■J V Rees, b Price 7 c Saunders Jones, b Price 48 S R Phillip*, st Biker Jones, b c Wilkinson, b Price 5 Saunders Jones 11 W L Hoskiiis, b Price 1b Price 0 T Morgan, b Davies 6 c Price, b Thomas.. 2 F V Martyn, c LI.Evaiis, b Price 7 b Price 12 F Evans, b Piice 2 run out 3 F Best, c Baker Jones, b Prio.. 6 b Saunders Jones.. 0 ¡ E J Morgan, b Davies 0 b Thomas 3 G Evans, not out 0 not out 1 Extras 6 Extras 12 53 149 PRESENT. ¡ D C Thomas, c F Evans,b Dr. I Morgan 23 not oat 44 IJ Baker Jones, b L G Lewis 0 c and b Lewis G R Parry, c Phillips, b Rees 3 c Evani, b Dr. I Morgan 45 A B Price, b Lewis 3 b Dr. Morgan 11 D L .Jones, b Lewis 7 st Phillips, b Rees 6 D H Davies, lbw. b Evans 14 not out 3 T Ll. Evans, lbw, b Lewis 0 W Saunders Jones, hw, b Evans 0 T Akrill Jones, st Phillips, b Evans I G Wilkinson, not out 2 J Evans, b Rees 1 Extras 11 Extras ..24 65 (4 wkts) 140 Christ College, Brecon, v Swansea 2nd XI. This game was played at Brecon on Saturday afternoon, and resulted in a win for the Swansea team by 40 runs. Scores :— (JJUKIST COLLEGE. D C Thomas, lbw, b Pritcbard 14 A R Price, c W S L'avies, b Pritchard. 6 R Parry, c W J Bancroft, b Pritchard. 12 L Baker Jones, c W Nicholls, b Ellis 3 D L Jones, c and b Pritchard 2 D H Davies, b Ellis 2 T Ll. Evans, c Bancroft, b Pritchard. 8 W Saunders Jones, b Pritcbard 2 T Akrill Jones, st Bancroft, b Howells 1 G Wilkinson, not out 8 J Evans, b Howells l Extras 3 62 SWANSEA 2ND XI. W J Bancroft, b D H Davies 15 J H Williams, c Evans, b A B Price 15 J P Hazel, c D L Jones, b Davies 15 G Howells, b Davies 0 WAS Davies, c J Evans, b Davies 0 W Nichols, b Davies 3 H A Ellis, not out 28 I C Johnson, c J Evans, b Price 5 E Ruck, c D L Jones, b Akrill Jones. 5 J Bancroft, b Akrill Jones 7 Extras 9 102 A J Pritchard, owing to an injury, did not bat. Kington Y. Hay. This match was played at Kington on Satur- day last, when Hay won by 40 runs. Scores:- HAY. A C Samson, c Dykes, b Bromley 22 G LI. Gwyther, b Bromley 0 R O Darling, 0 Squires 0 C G N Morris, c Squires, b Bromley 9 C Pros ser, c and b Bromley 3 I F Cooke, c and b Bromley 4 A J deWintcn, not out 13 L Jones, run out 1 A J Hamer, c Bromley, b Pennell 3 D Williams, c Chambers, b Squires 6 R Watkins, run out 5 Extras 6 72 KINGTON. C Chambers, run out 6 J R Swindells, run out 0 H R G Squires, run out 0 G H Bromley, b Samson 0 T Price, b Samson 0 H J Pennell, c and b Samscn G L P Blackburne, b Morris 4 Rev. R S Pelly, c Hamer, b Morris 10 G H Walton, b Morris 0 E Falkner, not out 4 A Dykes, c Jones, b Cooke 1 Extras 1 32
A Liberal Convert
A Liberal Convert. Mr A. W. Thornton, of Truro, a Liberal, who was a member of a deputation which went to investigate the conditions in Ireland, states in a report on his experiences that be has entirely altered his views on the Home Rule question. He says that if the question could be referred to the electorate by means of a referendum he I would have, no hesitation in recording bis vote against Home Rule.
TRECASTLE NEWS AND NOTES
TRECASTLE NEWS AND NOTES. (BY Novus HOMO). The hay harvest is now in full swing in this locality, and the sound of the mowing machine is to be beard from sunrise to sunset. Although the crops are light, if the eood weather continues, the quality of the bay will be excellent. So anxious are the farmers to reap the benefit of the fine weather, haymakers at Llywel are working by night as well as day. One night last week a light was eeen in a certain place at midnight, and the sound of the scythe could be beard as one approached. On reaching the spot one could see the mid- night haymakers, one holding a lighted lamp in front of tbe person mowing the grass. So Llywelians aie no "laggers" in the haymaking race. One trusts, however, that no farther "lights" will appear at the awkward hour "when churchyards yawn," so near the Llywel churchyard, or else we shall soon have humorous and startling ghost stories related throughout our village. On Sunday evening last a flower service was held at St. Mary's Church, Traianglas, and was well attended by members of all denomina- tions from the district, the church being crowded with people from Trecastle, Llywel, Senny- bridge, Devynock and Trallong. The flowers were Bent as usual to Plaistow and the collection made after the service, which amounted to £2 10J. Od,) will be equally divided between Brecon Iofirmary and Swansea Hospital. The vicar (Rev. D. J. Teague) gave a powerful sermon, with special remarks on tbe good work done by the above mentioned noble institutions and the sDpport they are entitled to from all Christian people, and on the kind feelings of the young people who brought flowers that evening for the brighten- ing of Plaistow Hospital. The Rev P W Green, vicar of Llywel, who has been seriously indisposed, has recovered sufficiently to leave the place for a short holiday at Llandrindod Wells. In his absence, the Rev D J Teague, vicar of Traianglas, occupied the pulpit of St David's Church last Sunday after- noon, prior to a funeral which took place at 8 p.m., as reported below. On Thursday evening last, at Bear Cottage, Trecastle, the death of Mr Thomas Davies took place at the ripe age of 76 years. Mr Davies was an old inhabitant of Trecastle, and well known as a mason who excelled at his craft. He bad worked on the Camden and other estates for a great mimber of years. His mortal remains were interred at Llywel Church- yard last Sunday afternoon. The Rev — Evans, curate of Rbydybriw, officiated in the house and at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Tom Davies (son and daughter-in- law), Mr and Mrs Willie Davies (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs Robbins (daughter and son-in-law). The coffin was supplied by Messrs Wm Thomas and Sons, Trecastle, and bore the following inscription :—" Thomas Davies, died July 9th, 1914, aged 76 years." One would not venture to criticise Sunday bathing as a general proposition, but it was a little striking in our eld-world locality to see a good deal of bathing going on last Sunday close to the village, with sons of persons taking im- portant part in religious work in their respective churches and chapels amongst the number. A tea party was beld at Cwmwysg last Saturday afternoon, followed by sports and amusements, Sweets, etc., were freely given to the young as well as the adults. Mr John Jones, Dorallt, was the winner in the half mile race Mr W. M. Watkins, Brynmain, came in a good second. In the ladies' race, which was open to all ages, Miss Bessie Davies, Aber- heowen, proved an easy winner.
Hay Guardians. The Rev. WET Morgan presided over the fortnightly meeting of the Hay Board of Guardians, held on Thursday last, and others present were Reve. G Leigh Spencer and W Ll. Crichton, Mra E C Crichton and Mrs J Parry, Messrs J Davies, J P Bishop, A Bishop, J Jones, W V Pugh, E D Weaver and R T Griffiths (clerk). The Clerk reported that the balance in the Treasurer's hands was 9349 3s lOd, which was not sufficient to meet the demands. The Relieving Officers and Master's quarterly statements of relief were presented and showed a comparative decrease in out-relief throughout the Union of JE43, and this was considered very satisfactory. A letter came to hand from the Secretary to the Conference relative to the treatment of Poor Law phthisical cases, and the Board gave formal notice that they would, if thought advisable, appoint a delegate to attend the next meeting of the confidence. Talgarth i^sj lum Visitors informed the Board that the cost of maintaining pauper lunatics on and afier the 1st instant would be 11s 9d per patient. Mrs Crichton, Mrs R T Griffiths and Mrs Taylor were thanked for sending strawberries, cake, bisctiit-s and enveets. for the inmates since last meeting. The Rev. G Leigh Spencer, on behalf of the House Committee, reported that a visit had just bean made to the house. -They found the stock right and everything else was in proper order.