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BRECON. I There were no cases for hearing at the Borough Police Court on Monday. Sgt. A. Jones (South Wales Borderers), who enlisted at Brecon, is reported to have died of wounds. Company Sergt.-Major W. A. Scott (Kensington Row) and Pte. J. Thoroughgood (Territorial) recently met each other in Mesopotamia unexpectedly. Call -aa-id inspect your own Shop. Everything for X'mas in stock at the Co-operative Stores, 11, Ship Street, Brecon. At the monthly united prayer meeting at Glamorgan Street Chapel, on Monday week, Rev. S. G. Davies (Watton) conducted. There was a good attendance. A pulpit exchange was effected on Sunday, Rev. R. J. Williams preaching at Kensington Church, and Rev. R. G. Thomas at the Plough Chapel. At a meeting of the C.E.M.S. at the Church House on Friday evening, Capt. Ithel Thomas gave a most interesting address on "Educational Charities of Breconshire." The Bishop of Swansea presided. -,P.rof. D. Miall Edwards, M.A., of the Memorial College, Brecon, will conduct the services at Glamorgan Street Church on Sunday, December 04t, WONDERFUL BARGAINS in NOTE PAPER and ENVELOPES, and all kinds of Stationery.— KNIGHT, VIADUCT HOUSE, STRUET, BRECON. 851 For COUGHS and COLDS, GWILLIM'S FAMOUS COUGH LINCTUS is excellent; bottles, 1/3 each.—GWILLIM, CHEMIST, BRECON. 213/218 The motor direction posts on the Fountain in High Street* do not meet with the favour of the Town Council. At the meeting on Tuesday week they were described as "hideous yellow things," and now they are going to try them on a post at this spot. Tuesday'^ stock market was somewhat small, but trade was brisk. Quotations were --Beef, 1/1 per lb.; cow ditto, lid to 1/ lambs, 1/1 to 1/1J; yearliflfl wethers, former rates; best mountain WfetlierS, i;* pi.gs-porkers, former rates: no baconers on offer. A timber carriage proceeding down the Watton pitch skidded on the frost-bound road and ran into the window of a shop adjoining a sculptor's yard. The frame-work of the window was smashed and the glass scattered over the pavement. Ptk. Dd. Price, 19 (son of Mr E. Price, Ffynonau) has been killed in action. He was previously wounded by shell splinter, but was able to return to the fighting line after treatment at a base hospital. Pte. S. Stubbs (son of Mr F. Stubbs, Nythfa) was fighting in the same platoon when Price was killed. The death occurred in a London nursing home of Mr Herbert. William Pugh Bridgwater (eldest son of the late Mr J. P. Bridgwater, barrister .at-law, H.M.C.S.), on the 7th inst. Deceased, who belonged to the Bridg- waters, of Glasburv, was connected with the great Lloyd's Agency. He was a frequent visitor of the Castle Hotel, Brecon. The young people of Kensington Baptist Church held a very successful social evening on Wednesday. The tables were presided over by Mrs Thomas and Miss Powell, and the secretarial duties were carried out by Mr T. Blank. The social was under the auspices of the Guild, which meets every Thursday at 7.30. The following were sworn in as special constables by Messrs. E. A. Wright and Evan Morgan, sitting at the Shire Hall on Saturday:-W. D. Griffith, A. J. Wal- lace, J. R. Meredith, W. Meredith, W. G. Leeland, F. Robinson, S. Garrett, W. J. Jones, W. Evans, Albert Hughes, T. M. Thomas. Gomer Jones, J. L. Rees and J. J. Waldron. NOTICE.—Samuel Perry (late J. Perry), Posting Master, Brecon. Excellent Glass and covered Hearse. Carriages of every description. Reason- able Charges. All orders, left at 32, Watton, Brecon, promptly attendfd to. b584 The West Breconshire Farmers' Association, Ltd., 8, Ship Street, Brecon, dealers in Coal, Lime, Manure, Flour Meal, Cakes and Iron- mongery of every description; prices on applica- tion. Enemy to Health, Uric Acid, cleared by Back- ache Banishers, the Reliable Kidney Pill; certain results in Gravel, Lumbago; delay dangerous; post 1/3: sample free.—Reynolds, Chemist, Hir- wain.. 686p X'MAS PRESENTS IN GREAT VARIETY. FOUNTAIN PENS, A SPECIALITY. Fine se- lection of LEATHER GOODS, ANNUALS, GIFT BOOKS, CARDS, &C.-A. HUGHES & SON, STATIONERS. 683 The Christmas Service of the Free Churches will be held at Kensington Baptist Chapel, at 11 a.m. Preacher, Rev. C. A. Harries. Prof. Miadl Ed- wards will conduct the devotional portion of the service. 390/221 H. D. & W. T. Jones, Stationers, Bulwark, have a large Stock of useful Christmas gifts.- Bibles, Prayer Books, Picture Books, Writing Cases, Inkstands, Fountain Pens, Calendars, Christmas Ca.rds, Christmas Annuals, &c. 325/220 Second.-Lieut. Gwynne Powell, Brecknocks (elder son of Mr David Powell, Caedryssu) has been transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, and has left India for Egypt. His brother, Second-Lieut. Idns Powell (Welsh Regi- ment), is now in France. At the Chamber of Trade, on the 12th inst., Mr E. S. H. Hughes said the deputation had waited on the Postmaster, who had promised to do all he could to alleviate the rush of business at the Post Office an hour or two before posting time. The Chamber con- sidered that everything possible had been done. SEASONABLE GIFTS.—We have a fine as- sortment of PHOTO FRAMES of English make, m untamishable gilt, iiuaid woods and oak, also Pictures in great variety. Before making your selection visit the Wall Paper Depot at the old address, Oscar Watkins, top of Lion Street. 729 The death occurred on Sunday of Brecon's oldest in- habitant, Mrs Ruth Evans, Silver Street, who it is be- lieved topped the century. At all events she was a very great age, and was well known to generations of Bruconians. Her husband, Mr Daniel Evans, who will be remembered as a grinder of knives and razors, and wtio pursued his vocation for so long a number of years on market days by the old Town Hall, predeceased her by 20 years. Infirmary acknowledgments for the past week are:- Rabbit' Miss Williams, Penpont; cakes (twice), Mrs Marshall Castle Street; fruit and vegetables, Llanvigan Church; vegetables, fire-logs and jam, Mrs Garnons Williams, Abercamlais; medicine bottles, Miss Philip Morgan; sheets (two pairs), anonymous; papers, Miss Tuck, Bishop of Swansea, Mrs Senior, Mrs Stanton, Mrs C. de Winton and Miss G. Molyneux Thomas; and old linen, Mrs R. D. Garnons Williams. We are pleased to note in a supplement to the "Lon- don Gazette" in a dispatch from Gen. Milner, C.B., D.S.O., G.O.C., British Salonica Army, that among ofhers Comp.-S.M. David Dickey was mentioned for good service in Greece. We understand he has since been promoted regimental-sergeant-major. He is the eldest son of CaDt. D. Dickey, formerly quarter-master of the Brecknocks and saw service with the Borderers in France. The X'mas Day service will be held at Kensington Church and will be conducted by Rev. C. A. Harries (Wesleyan), and Professor Miall Edwards will assist. On December 31st at 11 a.m., the whole of the Free Churches of Brecon will meet in the Plough Chapel for a united intercessory service, when Principal Lewis give an address. The usual week of prayer will be conducted in the second week of January, in preparation for the mission to be held from the 15th to the 21st. and which will be conducted by Rev. Keri Evans, Car- marthen. The first of what is likely to be a most interesting and edifying series of lectures, under the auspices of the Free Church Council, was delivered at the Plough Chapel on the evening of the 12th by the Rey. E. P. Jones, B.A., Cardiff, who took for his subject "The war's vindication of God." Mr W. D. Griffith presided over a large congregation, and the lecture, an excellent one, was highly appreciated. On January 30th, Mr J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., will lecture on "War and After- wards," and other lectures will follow by the Rev. Evan Williams (London) and Rev. A. W. Wardle (Swansea). The sad news reached the town, on the 11th inst.. that Pte. Arthur Edgar Ockwell, of the South Wales Borderers, had been killed in action in France. Pte. Ockwell was well-known and liked in the town, and had been engaged in the offices of the Brecon Gas Co., for nearly three years. His home was at Cardiff, and he joined the Yeomanry at Brecon, afterwards being transferred to the Borderers. Young Ockwell, who was about 24 years of age, had been in the firing line since September. The official notification had not been re- ceived at the time of writing. but a letter from the Sergt. of deceased's platoon. who was present at his burial, has been received by his friends in Brecon. It is with regret we record the death after a painful illness of Mr Evan Rees, 70, The Struet, which took place on the 14th inst. The deceased was an old Bre- conian, having been born and bred in the borough, and was a life long member of the Plough Congregational Church. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Priory Churchyard, and was largely attended. At the close of the service at the house and churchyard the well-known Welsh hymns "Tn y dvfroedd mawr au tonaii.* 'and "Bydd myrdd o Rvfeddodau," were feeling- ly sung. The chief mourners were--The widow, Mr W. J. and Ifor Rees (sons), Mr and Mrs Ezra Lewis (son-in-law and daughter), Misses L. and G. Rees (daugh- ters), Mr and Mrs Jones, Cymmer, and Mr and Mrs Jones, Penderyn (brother-in-law). The Rev. R. J. Wil- liams (Plough) officiated at the house and graveside. There were numerous floral tributes. One son (Pte. D. T. Rees), was unable to be present, being on duty with the Brecknocks in India. On Wednesday, the 13th inst., at Maesyberllan Chapel, the funeral took place of Mrs Ann Jones, 15, Charles Street, Brecon. Deceased was 84 Aars of age. Rev. D. O. Griffiths officiated at the house, and Rev. D. O. Griffiths and the Rev. Prince at the church and graveside. The undertaker was Mr James Morgan, and the hearse and mourning coaches were supplied by Mr Sam Perry. The coffin was met at the chapel by a few old friends of the deceased. The coffin, which was made of polished elm, with brass fittings, bore the inscrip- tion, "Ann Jones, died December 10th. 1916, aged 84 years." The chief mourners were Mr Tom Jones (son). Miss Mary Jones (daughter), Mrs James, Talybont (daughter), Mr Elias Jones (son), Mr Tom Jones (grand- son), Mr Elias J. Jones, Rhiwderin (grandson), Mrs S. A. Davies, Llanfaes (granddaughter), Miss Beatrice Jones, Charles Street (grand-daughter), Miss Gladys .Tones, Talybont (grand-daughter), Messrs. Fred and Sid Jones, 30, Watton (grandsons). Master Tommy Jones (great-grandson), Mr J: James, Talybont (soh-in-law), Mrs Elias Jone,s (daughter-in-law), and Mrs E. J. James. Winchcombe (grand-daughter). Wreaths and floral tri- butes were sent from the following:-All at 15, Charles Street: from all at Talybont: from all at 30, Watton: from Tom, Essie and Edith, Kensington: from Mr and Mrs Davies, Church Street, Llanfaes; from Jack and Lil, Winchcombe: and from Mrs Mullin, Llanfaes.— The family of the late Mrs Ann Jones, 15, Charles Street, desire to thank the numerous friends for their sympathy, and floral tributes sent, in their recent sad bereavement.
TALGARTH. Corpl. D. H. Morgan, with the Brecknocks in India, has been selected for employment with the R.F.C. D. Jones and Co. for really useful X'mas Pres- ents. See our windows. Evans's Stores for Xmas. Fruit, Currants 8d, Raisins 8d. Seedless Riaisins 9d per lb. All other goods equally moderate. b731 Taigartii United Choir, under the leadership of Mr W. T. Davies, is making excellent progress for the forth- coming concert. Major S. W. Pugh has just been home from the front on short leave. He is attached to one of the Head- quarter Staffs. Mr Ivor Williams, who lately returned from Signapore and offered his services, has been gazetted to a com- mission in the Army Service Corps. "PEG 0' THE RING. "-The GREAT CIRCUS SERIAL is now being shown weekly at the TAL- GARTH PICTURE HOUSE. 128 There was a large attendance at the poultry-market on Friday. Recent high prices prevailed for dressed poultry, viz., 1/3 to 1/6 per lb. All was readily bought up. In response to an appeal from the Overseas Club for tobacco and comforts for our brave soldiers in the trenches this Christmas, the Infants' School, Talgarth, has again forwarded their collection of pennies, amount- ing to 7/ this week. On Wednesday, the 13th inst., a successful social was held in the Schoolroom, Pengenffordd. The tables, which were laden with all good things, were presided over by Mrs Rees, Trewalkin, and Mrs Williams, the I Wern, assisted by helpers from the neighbourhood. Afterwards an enjoyable programme of songs, recita- tions and sketches was: given, presided over by Mr T. Prosser. Games were also indulged in.
I GARTH. I Pte. W. G. Gerriiih has just been home on leave.
I CRAY. The funeral took place at Horeb C.M. Church, on Saturday, of Mr James Jones (Pentwyn). Deceased, who suffered a long illness, was well known in farming circles, and very much respected. He leaves a widow and three daughters. At a meeting of the local Improvement Society, held at the Reading Room on Saturday evening last, the sec- retary, Mr David Lewis, reported that the society had obtained a Certificate of Registration under the War Charities Act from the Breconshire County Council. It was decided to send a postal order to each of the eigh- teen soldiers who had enlisted from Cray, with the pro- ceeds of the last two concerts. A vote of confidence and congratulation to Mr David Lloyd George on his elevation to the Premiership, was carried with accla- mation.
I HIRWAIN. On the 12th inst. an old inhabitant, Mr Richard Jenkins, was buried in Hirwain Cemetery. The funeral was representative and large. Revs. Wern Williams and M. P. Moses officiated. On Thursday, Elijah Davies, 73 years of age, was buried in Hirwain Cemetery. At the fun- eral, a private one, Rev. M. P. Moses officiated. Mr Davies spent thirteen years in Elan Valley when the waterworks were constructed. On Thursday evening a meeting was held in the Council Schools with a view of urging the Council to provide allotments for gardening purposes. A resolution was passed urging the Government to com- mandeer all immune potatoes for spring planting. Coun- cillor T. Lewis, Trecynon, and the horticultural expert spoke. In the Chancery Division, on Thursday week, before Mr Justive Eve, the will of the late Matthew Thomas, of Hirwain, who died in 1910, came up for consideration. Plaintiff was Mrs Mary Ann Morse, of 12, Standard Street, Bedwas, one of the residuary legatees, and the defendants were Mrs Watkins, the deceased's widow (who has re-married), of 11, York Place, Barry, and Mr John Thomas, the sole executor, of 119, Commercial Street, Senghenydd. Mr Lincoln Reed, for the plaintiff, said the question to he decided was whether the estate of the deceased, which was to be distributed evenly amongst his nephews and nieces on his wife's death, became immediately distributable upon her re-marriage, or whether the executor was to retain and invest the estate untl the date of her death. His lordship held that the re-marriage of the wife had the effect of divesting her of all interest in the estate, and that the executor was entitled to immediately divide the estate. The estate amounted to about £ 1,000.
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LLANGATTOCK. I Driver Ivor Rees, R.F.A. has been home on a brief furlough.
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I BEAUFORT. Pte. W. J. Waters, of Beaufort, has been wounded on active service.
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BEULAH. Pte. Ivor Williams (son of Mr E. Williams, Glanyr- afon) has been suffering in a Bristol hospital from rheu- matic fever. Staff-Sergeant-Major D. Parry (son of Mr John Parry, Glanyrafon) was home on leave recently. Driver Frank Richards (son- of Mrs Richards, the Shop) has just been home on short leave.
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COLBREN. I Pte. H. White (South Wales Borderers), of Colbren, has been wounded at the front.
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TRECASTLE. I I Pte. T. Rees (Monmouthshire Regiment), of Trecastle, has been killed on active service.
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I LLANDRINDOD WELLS. There was excellent skating on the Lake on Monday. Reports of the Bible Society's annual meeting and the farmers' jumble sale appear in other columns. Pte. G. Oliver (Middlesex Regiment), of Llandrindod Wells, has been killed in action. It is officially reported that Pte. H. H. Hope. 56985. has been wounded. Mrs C. M. Binyon (Teviot) has been elected as pre- sident of the Women's Adult School, in .succession to the late Mrs A. L. Careless.
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BUILTH WELLS. I Pte. D. J. Pugh (Brecknocks) is home on final leave. Pte. Jack Bevan is home on furlough from the front. "Stand easy by wearing Wyles' boots." Captain Tom Price (Bank House) is home on leave. Tell your neighbour about Morris's Tea. Exceptional Value in Loose Teas.—Davies Bros. The Free Library has the satisfactory balance in hand of RS 18s 5d. No cases were down for hearing at Colwyn petty ses- sions on Monday. Pte. E. A. Evans (10th Liverpool Scottish) has been staying at Silverdale for the last few days. Mr J. Stephens conducted the weekly intercessory service at the Baptist Church on Friday. Pte. Geo. Thomas (Rhydithon, and now of the Breck- nocks) has been home on a brief furlough. Advertisements, notices of meetings, news-items, etc., for the "Express" should be sent to Mr G. E. Sayee, Fern Lea, Builth Wells. Rev. W. 0. Williams (formerly pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church here and now of Blackwood, Mon.) preached at his old church on Sunday. Rev. Father Thos. Kane (Roman Catholic Church,- Llandrindod Wells) delivered two addresses in Market Street on Sunday. Parcels-Vanman D. Evans (Builth) has obtained a share, value £1, of the fourth prize, awarded by the Cambrian Railways Company for the best kept horse, harness, etc., in the company's service. Mrs D. J. Richards (Victoria House) was the donor of the tea at "Alpha" Church on Wednesday. There was a large attendance and proceeds were in aid of the building fund. J. Vaughan Jones and Co., of Llandrindod WelJs, have a splendid selection of Goods for X'mas Presents at much below present ruling prices. 934 Christmas Cards.—Our boxes, as usual, take the lead. Unsurpassed value at 6Jd, 7Jd, 8td. lOJd, 1/ 1/6 and 2/ All sent post free. Order early.—Howard Lewis, Builth. A London newspaper is offering a prize for the best rendering, into Latin elegiacs, of three verses out of a poem written by Mr G. R. Thomas, B.Sc., Builth Wells, to the memory of the late Lieut. Harold Jones, killed in France. Mr Thomas is the science master at the County School, and a poet of well-known repute. The County School Governors met on Tuesday, Mr H. Evan-Thomas (chairman) presiding. The questions of maintenance and the plot for local women workers on the land was postponed till January. The resignatino of Mr C. J. Wearn (Gwynfryn, and clerk to the govern- ors) was reluctantly accepted, and the appointment of a successor was deferred to the January meeting. The weekly meeting of Horeb Congregational Chris- tian Endeavour Society was held on Thursday, Miss Orion Beynon conducting. An interesting paper, en- titled "The Revelation of Christ to Others" was read to a large congregation by Master Cyril Price. Miss Nellie Davies rendered a solo, and Miss Beatrice Beynon presided at the organ. The Advisory Committee met on Saturday, Mr Thos. Williams (Erwood) presiding. Present also were Messrs Ben Davies, C.C. (Beulah), O. W. Davies (Aberdu- honow), Jas. Jones (Cwmbach), E. E. Lewis (Erwheili), Thos. Hamer (Broad Stareet), Dd. Parry (Pengarreg), J. G. Eadie (Fronheilog), R. Williams (Irfon Road), and C. W. Woosnam (military representative). Rev. W. O. Williams (Blackwood, and late pastor of the Baptist Church here), conducted an impressive ser- vice to the memory of the late Mrs Evans (Irfon Road and formerly of the Ysciog) at the Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday morning. There was a large attend- ance and suitable hymns were rendered. The rev. gentleman preached aa appropriate sermon. At the police court, on Monday, one or two dvaendants in the school-attendance cases stated they kept their children at home to help them with the work. They had seen it in the papers that, in certain circumtances, they had a right to do so. Mr A. Leonard explained that the Board of Education had urged that children should attend school whenever possible, and in such cases as those they were considering, each one should be gone into on its own merits. Farmers had no right to keep boys of 12 years at home to help them with harvest, etc. Before the local justices, on Monday, Ben Price (Bank Square) was summoned for having been drunk and disorderly about 9.45 p.m. on the 29th July. Sergt. George Davies deposed that at the time mentioned he was on duty on Bank Square and saw defendant, who was drunk and making use of bad language. He pulled off his coat and said he was willing to fight witness and made further use of bad language. When advised to go in and be quiet, he refused, but was eventually car- ried in by his mother and two sisters. The bench im- posed a fine of Rl, with an alternative of 14 days. The death took place at the Cottage Hospital on Thursday of Mr Dd. Stephens. There was a large at- tendance at the funeral at St. Mary's Church on Satur- day. Rev. D. Hughes Richards (curate) officiated. Chief mourners were Miss M. J. Stephens, Broomfield (sister), Mr W. J. Jones (Doliago), Mr W. Wil- liams, Crossway (cousin) and Mr W. Williams, Church Street (cousin). Messrs. J. M. Jones and Sons were the undertakers and the coffin, of polished oak and brass fittings, bore a breastplate inscribed "David R. Steph- ens, died December 14th, 1916, aged 47 years." Several floral tributes were placed on the grave. An impressive memorial service to local "boys" who had fallen in the war, with special reference to the late Lieut. Harold Vivian Jones (son of Mr and Mrs W. R. Jones, The Pines, and of the Royal Welsh Fusil- iers) was observed at St. Mary's Church on Sunday. Rev. S. H. Wenham (vicar) preached an impressive ser- mon to a large and attentive congregation. Mr S. R. Phillips presided at the organ. The local Church Lads' Brigade was in attendance and the "Last Post" sounded. A photograph of the gallant lieutenant was hung in the church during the service and will, eventually, be remov- ed to the vestry, where it is to remain as a permanent memorial. The Rural Council met on the 11th inst., Mr Thos. Pugh (chairman) presiding. Present also were Messrs. J. Jones, Dd. Davies (Brynliaul), C. W. Woosnam, Ed. Owen, R. Powell, Dd. Davies (Poityo), W. W. Lennard (deputy-clerk) and LI. Jones (surveyor). Consequent upon questions put to him by Mr C. W. Woosnam, the surveyor explained that, with the exception of two of his men, viz., Messrs. John P. Jones (Beulah) and Thos. Davies (New House, Llanfihangel), all the road- men in the district had consented to work till 4 o'clock on Saturdays and receive 2/- per week extra. The two men, who were keeping on in the old way, had land of their own and required some time to attend to it. They wanted their Saturday afternoons, and, therefore, preferred stopping work at 1 o'clock. An exciting "friendly" football match was played between St. Mary's Church Lads' Brigade and Llan- dii.idod Wells Junions, on the Groe on Wednesday. The teams lined up under Mr D. J. Harpur (referee) as follow:—Builth: Goal, H. Hamer; full-backs, T. Stephens and H. Newman; halves, J. Evans, H. Lewis and H. Davies; and forwards, G. Simcock, J. Metcalf,-W. Whislay, 1. Thomas and W. Grocock (captain). Llandrindod: Goal, H. Jones; full-backs, J. Bounds and C. Jones; halves, W. Vaughan, W. Lloyd and R. Wil- liams; and forwards, C. Gough, C. Arthur, H. Williams, T. Pritchard and H. Edwards. All through the game the Wyesiders were superior, and, when the final whistle went, the score stood :-Builth, 4 goals; Llandrindod, nil. Scorers were G. Simcock (2), and J. Metcalfe and W. Whislay (1 each). A batch of school attendance cases came up for decis- ion before Dr. W. Black Jones (in the chair) and Messrs. j T. Williams and G. Eadie, at the petty sessions on Mon- day. Defendants were Messrs. W. Jones (Market Street), J. Dean (Castle Street), Jas. Price (Bank Square), Alf. Price (Bank Square), J. Turford (Cefn-y- bedd), J. Hamer (Common Cocli), W. D. Davies (Llanfl- hangel), Thos. Mason, 1. Prothero (Brongarth, Llan- afan). Dt. Jones (Penrhiwmoch, Llanafan), Thos. Havard (Newry, Builth), M. Davies (Fronwen, Llanafan), Thos. Price (Rhosforlo, Llanfechan), W. Powell (Troedrhiw, Llangammarch Wells), and Thos. Jones, (Llanafan), and Mrs S. Lennard (Llanfechan). Mr A. Lennard (secre- tary to the County Education Committee) appeared to prosecute. Results were:—Mrs W. Jones, fined 5/ Mr J. Dean, 2/6; Thos. Price, 3/6; Alf. Price, adjourned: Mr J. Turford, adjourned; Mr J. Hamer, fined 5/ Mr W. D. Davies, 6/ Mr Thos. Mason, adjourned; Mr I. Prothero, 5/- for two children; Mr Dl. Jones, post- poned; Mr Thomas Havard. fined 5/ Mr Morgan, fined 2/6 for two children; Mr Thos. Price, fined 5/ Mr W. Powell, 5/ Mr Thos. Jones, 2/6; and Mrs S. Len. nard, 5/
SENNYBRIDGE. Officials at the first annual Christmas fat stock show and sale, on the 12th inst.. wero: -President, Rev. A. Garnons Williams, Abercamlais; vice-presidents, Messrs Owen Price, J.P. (Nantyrharn, Cray), W. S. Miller, J.P. (Forest Lodge. Brecon), D. T. Jeffreys (Camden, Tre- castle), and W. D. Davies, J.P. (Cwmwysg, Senny- bridge); judges, Messrs. Llewellyn Hunkin (Neath), H. Clifford (Brecon), and John Williams, 9, Alexandra Road, Merthyr); stewards—cattle, Messrs. Evan Morgan (Tvcoch), and Trevor Price (Abercray), and sheep and pigs, Messrs. J. P. Williams (Berthddu) and T. Evans (Ivv Cottage. Sennvbridge); auctioneers, Messrs. David and W. J. Price (Brecon); and hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr W. Williams CBryncelyn, Sennvbridge).
CEFN-Y-BEDD. Pte. W. J. Brown (eldest son of Mr and Mrs Rd. Brown, Cefnpoeth, and who belongs to the Brecknocks) has left for foreign service. A collection in the Sunday School at the Congrega- tional Church amounted to 2/5. Collections for the same cause, the Young Men's Christain Association, at the ordinary services, realised £3 Os 4id.
ABERCRAVE. The death has occurred of Miss M. -atkinq (formerly of Dderi Farm), who had, of hte. re?id'*e, ,(i with her sister I at Senny. near Devynock. The funeral took place on Thursday.
HAY. I Lane, Peterchurch, for Warm Winter Clothing, j etc. 416 No cases were down for hearing at the police court here on Monday. Col.-Sergt. W. George (Ashbrook House) has joined the Brecknocks at Dale. Mr Powell (postmaster) is now well on the way to recovery from his recent illness. Chaplain K. D. Knowles (son of Mrs Knowles, George House) has just been home on leave from the Somme. Sec.-Lieut. Jeffrey Grant has just been home on leave from the front. Sergeant T. Davies (Machine Gun Corps), Gedyfelen Farm, is home on 10 days' leave. Lieut. J. Williams (Brecknocks), Sunny Bank, has re- ceived a staff appointment in India. Pte. Wallace Woolley, K.S.L.I., was killed in action in France on the 13th ult. Deceased, who was well- known in Bredwardine, leaves a widow and little son. Hay Rural Tribunal disposed of 51 cases at its last sitting. Results included 5 "absolutes," 41 temporary exemptions, 3 adjournments, and two rejected appeals. Pte. W. R. Jenkins (Dolecoed Hotel) and Pte. Roger Evans (Maesgwaelod Farm) and Pte. John Mead (late Cambrian Factory) recently met in Mesopotamia. Sec.-Lieut. Alec George (nephew of Mr Enoch George, of Caenantmelyn) has just. been home on leave from France. Trooper W. Watkins (Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, and of the Priory Farm) has returned to England to take up a commission in the infantry. The death has occurred at Henallt House, Oxford Road, of Mrs Burgoyne, sisteT of the late Mr Samuel Archer, as the age of 75. The interment was at the Cemetery, the Vicar officiating. Mr F. Morris Pryce (son of Colour-Sergt. and Mrs Pryce, formerly of the Drill Hall), who recently passed I into the Royal Military College (Camberley, Surrey) was second on the list of 166 candidates, and has, there- fore, been awarded a prize cadetship. The funeral took place at the Cemetery, on Tues- day, of Mrs H. Baker (Oxford Road). Deceased passed away on Thursday. Prior to the committal, service was held at the Congregational Church. Several floral tributes were placed on the grave. We regret to record the death, occurring with tragic suddenness, on Sunday, of Mr Henry Garnett Rolt (Glanwye). The late gentleman was well-known in the district and highly respected by all who knew him. He was 54 years of age. Death was due to heart failure. The funeral takes place at the Cemetery on Friday. The funeral took place at St. Mary's Church, on Tuesday, of Miss M. Jones, the fifteen-year-old daugh- ter of Mr Jones (Cusop, and gardener at Hay Castle). There was a large attendance, and Rev. J. J. de Win- ton officiated. Deceased was a teacher in the Church Sunday School and will be greatly missed by her class and all who knew her. Local contributions to, the Cresswell Fund of Hereford- shire General Hospital during the year, just about to close, were as follow:—Midland Railway (Hay) signal- fitters. 4/ Bredwardine and Brobury, per Miss B. Bur- ton Phillipson, il 3s 5d; Clifford and Hardwicke, Mrs Leigh Spencer, 15/ Clyro, Miss Crichton, R3 3s Id; Hay, Mrs de Winton, £1 Is 5d.; and Whitney-on-Wye, Mrs Richings, 4C3 13s. A successful jumble sale, organised by the local branch of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union, was held near the Town Clock on Thursday. Messrs. H. Byron and F. G. Price (The Cottage, Talgarth) were the auctioneers, and high prices were obtained for the sheep, dogs, apples, butter, eggs, poultry, geese, etc., given by the local farmers. Mr J. W. Jones was Ahe treas- urer, and Messrs. A. E. Havard and W. Sheldon (Llowes) were the joint-secretaries. Th i?, which was drawn for, was won by Mrs Powell (W."Mye), the bottle of whiskey was secured by Gamekeeper Seal (Llan- steplian), and Miss Powell (Ffordfawr) was the winner of a bottle of porter. Mr Alwyne Mason (Glanhenwye) opened the proceedings. Proceeds were in aid of the British Red Cross Fund and the Relief of Allies' Fund.
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I LLANWRTYD WELLS. Try Price's margarine cheese. 338 Pte. Frank Whatton, of the S.W.B., is home on leave. He took part in the fighting at the Dardanelles and had some thrilling experiences. For the Latest in Millinery, see Saunders Mor- gan's. Special attention given to Mourning orders. Renovtations equal to new. 830/215 Trooper D. T. Evans (son of Councillor and Mrs Evans, Llwyncelyn) paid a visit home last week. Trooper Evans, who left for Perth, Australia, four years ago, joined the Australian Light Horse, and returned to fight for the old mother country. He looked fit and well. On Wednesday evening last a grand operetta, "Snow Queen," was performed by the pupils of the Beach Court School in the concert room, Abernant Hotel. There wasi a crowded audience and a very pleasant and enjoy- able evening was spent. The proceeds were for St. James' Sunday School. At the C.M. Chapel on Tuesday evening, the Rev. J. .J. Morgan, Mold, delivered an interesting lecture to a large audience, the subject being Edward Matthews, one of the leading pulpit orators of the last century. Rev. R. Evans presided. The proceeds are being de- voted to send comforts to the boys of the chapel now serving their king and country. Official news was received last Thursday by Mrs Preec, Cross House, that her husband, Sapper A. E. Preece, Railway Engineers, had been killed in action on December 4th in Egypt. Prior to enlisting he was in the employ of the L.N.W. Railway, and early in the war was sent out to France and latterly. to Egypt. The sympathy of the whole town is extended to Mrs Preece and the family in their sad loss.
CRICKHOWELL. Crickhowell Harriers met at Pengilrach on Tuesday. They meet again at Table Mountain, on Friday. Sergt. J. Douglas Cox, of the Somerset R.H.A., and Corpl. E. W. Williams recently met in Egypt. Lieut.Colonel Solly-Flood, who has just received "special mention," belongs to the well-known Brecon- shire family, associated with the Crickhowell district. Pte. O. G. Davies (Machine Gun Company), attached to the Australian Imperial Force and a native of Crick- howell, is reported invalided to a Birmingham hospital from the front.
BRYNMAWR. Pte. T. G. Davies, 01 Brynmawr, has been wounded in action. Monsignor O'Reilly has resigned his seat on the Bre- conshire Education Authority as the representative of Roman Catholic schools, owing to his removal to Pen- arth. Father E. R. James takes his place.
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. The death has occurred of Mrs Davies, Glancam- I I ddwr. Deceased had not been in good health for some I years. Sympathy is felt with her husband, Mr Thos. Davies, in his bereavement.
I CLYDACH. -1 I The following have passed in first aid, viz., Wilfred Evans, T. Yates, T. V. Evans, E. Williams, A. Jones, Idris Collett; vouchers, C. H. Parker, W. H. Charles, G. Williams, W. Williams, D .W. Powell; medallions, T. IT. Coleman, A. Chivers, J. Weeks, Thomas Jones; label, W. Daniels.
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CEFN-COED. I Acting-Cpl. G. Bound (King's Own-Royal Lancashire Regiment), of Cefn-coed, has been wounded in action. At the recent examinations of the Trinity College of Music, Miss Muriel A. Jones and Miss Tegwedd Perkins were successful in gaining the first steps certificates, each obtaining above 80 marks. During a period extending from October 13th to December 1st, there has been collected in the village, in aid of the National egg organisation, the sum of £ 2 17s 8d, and, also, 140 eggs. The meeting of the Mutual Improvement Society was held on Tuesday week, under the presidency of Mr L. Edwards, when a very interesting and instructive pap- er was read by Mrs J. R. Evans, of Merthyr, on "Notes from an Old Guide Book." News has been received that Sergt. Jack Llewelyn Williams (Gloucestershires) has been wounded in the head, his eyesight being temporarily affected. He is a nephew and adopted son of Mrs J. Evans, Morlais View, Cefn, and a nephew of Mr D. Williams, Hanover Street, Merthyr, and has been at the front for 23 months. There was an interesting gathering at the Gwynne's Arms on Wednesday, when a smoking concert was given to welcome home Lance-Corpl. R. Turner (Field Street), who had returned suffering from shell shock after having been 16 months in France. The proceed- ings were presided over by Mr David Parry, and the following contributed to the programme:—Messrs. O. Thomas, J. Evans, J. Davies, C. Bullock, D. T. Davies, Willie Williams, Lance-Corpl. Turner, T. Richards, E. Griffiths, Thomas (the Park), John Havard, C. Willis and D. Parry. Mr R. Lewis accompanied. Cefn Juniors played Dowlais Juniors at Cefn last week, the following representing the home team:—W. J. Thomas, W. Matthews, J. Ready, T. Rees, E. Thomas, E. Price, J. Meredith, E. Thomas, T. C. Thomas, C. Williams and D. Ingram. From the kick-off Cefn swept up to the Dowlais goal, Ingram sending in a splendid centre, which, however, wa,s not taken ad- vantage of. The visitors carried the game into the home half, bufc only to find the defence sound. T. C. Thomas scored two goals for Cefn in quick succession just before half-time. On resuming, Dowlais made a determined effort, resulting in a goal being scored by S. Thomas. This, however, was their only score. In- gram and Meredith played brilliantly, and it was sheer ill-luck that prevented their scoring. Cefn had by far the best of the game now, and C. Williams scored twice, the whistle blowing oit a final score of 4-1 in Cefn's favour.
LLANDOYERY. I Pte. Dan Morgan (Mechanical Transport Section) is now spending a few days here, after having been out in France for nineteen months. The Board of Guardians, at their last meeting on Fri- day, presided over by Mr D. Davies, considered an ap- plication by the master for more ground to be put under cultivation for growing produce. Labour, except for the first ploughing, was procurable at the house. He suggested renting a plot adjoining the workhouse from the tenant. The matter was referred to the House Committee with a view to coming to an arrangement with the tenant for the necessary land. The annual meeting of the local auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society took place at the Assembly Rooms on Wednesday, Rev. Joseph Jenkins presiding. Rev. D. Picton Jones (Swansea), attended as a deputation from the parent society. Rev. J. Harry (Maesydderwen) expressed regret at the absence, through indisposition of Councillor J. Prytherch (Win- dermere), treasurer of the auxiliary, and informed the gathering that the total sum collected in the district in aid of the society during the past year was £35 4s 3d. Rev. W. D. Rowlands and E. Ungoed Thomas (Car- marthen, president and secretary of the West Wales Federation of Free Churches) visited the town on Friday, and a conference was held at Ebenezer. In the even- ing a public meeting was held at Salem, when addres- ses were delivered by the Federation deputation on "Christianity and Its Liberty," and "Christianity, the Effective Thing." A resolution was passed thanking Rev. D. J. Henry, B.A., for the leading and skilful part he took in forming the Llandovery Council. Rev. H. Ivor James is the hon. sec. Councillor W. J. Esmond, at a meeting of the Town Council, on the 9th inst., presided over by the Deputy- Mayor, Aid. T. Watkins, said it had occurred to him, in view of the shortage of vegetables, that the Corpor- ation should acquire a plot of land or a field of some kind and sub-let it in portions to the ratepayers to enable them to set, say. a hundred-weight each of pota- toes, together with other things. The matter was of such importance that it should be taken in hand at once, and he proposed that the town clerk should make enquiries on the subject. The suggestion was adopted.
YSTRADGYNLAIS. Miss Nancy Jones (Llinos Cynlais) has been successful in obtaining a degree in pianoforte playing. Conditions slightly improved at the local collieries to- wards the end of last week, although, at the beginning, stop-trucks was the general rule. Lance-Corpl. W. L. Jones, attached to the Welsh Regi- ment, has been transferred to the British Head-Quarters in France as signaller instructor. Mr W. Pllillip- (son of Mr Hywel Phillips, A.T.S.C., precentor of Ainon) was' successful in obtaining the senior certificate of the Trinity College of Music at a recent examination in Swansea. Messrs. John M. Leeder and Son held a sale at Swansea, 011 Thursday week, of ground rents, &c., in the parish of Ystradgynlais. A freehold farm, known as Penrhos Farm, 96a.. was sold for R900 to the tenant, Mr W. J. Thomas. The freehold works, Penrhos Brick- works, Ystradgynlais, was sold to the present lessees, and an area of 37a. of accommodation land, situate at Lower Cwmtwrch, and two leasehold ground rents on two houses at Lower Cwmtwrch, to Mr John Davies at £ 390. The solicitors were Mr George Tudor, Brecon. and Messrs. R. and C. 15. Jenkins and Lloyd, Swansea. The same anctionecrs se'd the freehold farm, Ys- tradfawr, 7!H.3r. 31p.. at Ystradgynlais, to Mr Wm. Leyshon. -clieitor, Neath, for £ 1.900. The ground rents in the parish of Ystradgynlais, ottered at the same sale, were mostll withdrawn. Messrs. R. and C. B. Jenkins and Lloyd were the solicitors.
YSTALYFERA. Pte. F. Belton (Welsh Machine Gun Section) visited a number of old friends here last week. Pte. W. Edward- Jones, K.R.R., is progressing fav- ourably in an Edinburgh hospital after having done his bit in France. The third meeting of Gurnos Chapel War Savings Committee was held last week, when the organiser stated that tlSfJ had been collected. Miss G. Maddocks, assistant-mistress, Godre'rgraig Infants' School, has received intimation to the effect that she has been appointed headmistress of Godre'r- graig school, in succession to Mrs Moss, who is leaving the locality. Mr Peter Jones, mining-engineer, of Alltygrug Road, died at his home on Thursday week. He was 52 years of age ,and manager of Tirhach Collieries, Ystalyfera, for 14 years. Latterly, he was engaged as manager for several collieries in the Bridgend district. He leaves a widow and three children. The marriage was solemnised at Christ Church, Mhow, Central India, on the 7th inst.. of Captain Harry Wyatt Wade Evans (eldest son of Mr and Mrs T. Wade Evans, Ystalyfera), and Miss Ellen Eiffie West Pierce (daughter of Lieut. Colonel Fred Pierce, 102nd King Edward's Own Grenadiers, and Mrs Pierce. The duties of best man were carried out by Lieut.-Quarter Master Gwynne Wade Evans (brother of the bridegroom), who is in the 90th Punjabi Regiment, stationed at Bareilly. The bridegroom was also accompanied by his cousin, Ijeut. D. J. Williams (Ystalyfera, and of the Brecknocks), who had newly arrived at Mhow with a detachment of the Brecknocks.
I ABEREDW. I Mb_ Pryce (The Court), it should have been included in the school-concert report, played all the piano-ac- Icompaniment.4 to the satisfaction of all.
I GLASBURY-ON-WYE. Pte. William Price (Glencoe House), Welsh Regiment, has just been home Ul sick-leave, suffering from shell shock, followed by pleurisy. Signeller E. Jones, of the Hereford Reserves, was home' on Sunday for a short leave. He expects shortly to be called to the front. The Hampton Grammar School concluded the autumn term last Friday, and the next term will commence on Tuesday, 9th January, 1917. It is with regret we have to chronicle the death of Mrs A. Holder, The Green, which took place last Sun- day morning. Deceased, who was 41 and leaves a hus- band with five children, the youngest of whom is 8 years old, had been in indifferent health for some time. The burial is to take place at St. Peter's Church on Wednesday afternoon. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved children and father. The sad news has reached the village of the death in action in East Africa of Major Arthur Money (only son of Col. Money, Treble Hall). He belonged to the Indian Army and saw six months' service in the trenches of Flanders. He has been twice previously wounded, but joined up again, and now has met a noble death. He had served for twelve months in East Africa prior to his death. The Glasbury and District Farmers'- Union arranged in connection with the Jumble Sale at Hay last Thurs- day a draw for a pig, a bottle of Whisky and a bottle of port wine. Mr Hughes, of Brynyrhydd, gave the pig, and Mrs Powell, Plaswye, was the winner. Mr Howson of the Lamb Inn was the donor of the whisky and port, which fell to the lot of Mr Seal, keeper, Llanstephan, and Miss Powell, Fforddfawr, respectvely. It is roughly estimated that about R150 will have been raised by the jumble sale and the draw, to be divided between the British Farmers' Red Cross, and the Relief of the Allies Funds.
CWMTWRCH. The youngest son of Mr Tom R. Williams, Inspector of Schools at Hull, has faHen in action in France. Mr and Mrs D. G. Hopkin were informed last week that their son, Rev. D. P. Hopkin, Bagillt, N.W., has de- clined the call extended to him from Mold, Wyddgrug. Cordial receptions were extended to two local soldiers home from the front here last week. They were Pte. Dd. J. Williams (son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Williams) and Private Dannie Weston (son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Weston, Lower Cwmtwrch).
ERWOOD. Mr D. Thomas (Llwynon, Builth, and agricultural or- ganiser for Brecon and Radnor) delivered an instructive lecture here on Friday. There was a large and appre- j ciative audience and the agricultural address was in- teresting.
PENYBONT. Pte. T. Price (Cheshire Regiment), of Penybont, has been wotinded in action.
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NEW RADNOR. Mrs Duff-Gordon states that the eggs, collected in New Radnor, Old Radnor and Kinnerton were 148, and these were promptly sent to the Radnorshire Hut (Net- ley). The month's end of the late Mrs Jones (Bestbrook) at the Baptist Church, was well attended, and of an impressive character.
RHAYADER. An effective series of gospel services were held in the Baptist Church on Wednesday, Thurday and Fri- day nights. The missioner was Mrs Millward, Peny- bont. The gospel was preached with power and sweet- ness. Well-attended meetings of the Congregational Y.P.S. are held on Monday nights. Two excellent pap- ers were read—one on "War," by Miss Gladys Lloyd, and the other on "The life and martyrdom of St. Al- ban, the first of the Roman princes to die in Britain for the Christian faith."
KNIGHTON. I Pte. A. G. Jones, 24825. Brampton Brian (Worcester Regiment), is officially reported wounded. We regret to record that Sapper Arthur E. Preece, Royal Engineers, Railway Troops, Egyptian Expedition- ary Forces, was killed in Egypt on the 4th inst. De- ceased, who was a Knighton man and a former member of the local football team, was a half-brother to Mr R. Wellings and a cousin to Mr W. Roberts (builder). He leaves a widow and two children, for whom much sympathy is felt.
Hamar. WE beg to draw your attention to our LARGE & VARIED STOCK of Xmas Crackers. Boxes Chocolates. Crystal Fruits. Dates. Figs. Oranges. Muscatels- Almonds. Plum Puddings. Mincemeat, and Fancy Tins of Tea and Biscuits. Reputation for quality extending over 30 Years. '• SAME TO-DAY. General Supply Stores, Builth Veils:
CLYRO. Sir Francis Edwards, M.P., and Mr Drwid Jones (county secretary) addressed a War Savings Commit- tee here on Thursday. Mr John Davies (Boatside) who presided, promised to present a war savings certi- ficate to the boy or girl who sent in the best essay on war savings and thrift.
BUILTH ROAD. Sir Francis Edwards, Bart., M.P., addressed a meet- ing in the Mission Room on Thursday. The meeting was organised in connection with the war savings cam- paign. Mr H. Evan-Thomas presided, and principal speakers were Sir Francis Edwards, Mr Saunders, B.A. (Llandrindod Wells) and Rev. D. Lewis Davies (Llanel- wedd). Sir Francis urged upon those present the great necessity to save. Many had gone to take active part in the war and many had gone to munition works, but those at home should do all in their power to win the war by saving. The cost of the war was so stupendous. Mr Saunders addressed the meeting at considerable length, and outlined a scheme through which people of the countryside could invest their shillings and six- pences in war savings. By joining that club they would be able to obtain a savings' certificate without really having saved the necessary 15/6. Rev. D. Lewis Davies thanked the speakers for their eloquent ad- dresses and hoped as many as possible would take full advantage of the clull.
LLANYRE. The local War Relief Committee organised an en- tertainment on behalf of the Radnorshire Association for Voluntary Work, and carried the same to a very successful issue. Those who took part included Mrs Beatrice Davies. Miss Crowley, Miss Gwen Owen, Miss Currie, Mr Cyril Jones, Sergt. Hamon, Gunner Driver, and others of the wounded soldiers from the Red Cross Hospital.
I DOLAU. A successful week's mission was brought to a close in the Baptist Church here, on Monday night, 11th inst. Very powerful serdons were preached by the Rev. W. M. Mollin (Nantymoel). Five persons respond- ed to the earnest appeals given by the missioner.
LEINTWARDINE. The funeral of Mrs G. H. Jebb (widow of the late Mr J. J. Jebb, of Leintwardine House) took place at Leint- 1wartline Cemetery on Wednesday. The first portion of the service was conducted in the parish church by the. Vicar of Bedstone. Miss Colvin officiated a.t the or- gan,-and several of the soldiers from Leintwardine V.A.D. Hospital followed in the procession.
I ABBEY CWMHIR. I Rev. E. Hermitage Day, D.D. (a former vicar) has two sons in the Army.
I HEYOPE. I The National Mission of Repentenee and Hope services were held at the parish church here last week and were well attended, the messenger being Rev. J. Harrison, B.A. (vicar of Stowe). An introductory service was Iheld on Monday, and an earnest address on Repentance and Hope was delivered. Celebrations of the Holy ( Eucharist were observed on Tuesday, when Rev. Lewis- Jones, M.A.. officiated.
LLANBISTER. The last lecture of the series was given at Cantal School, on the 13th inst., by Mr D. Thomas (county organiser). The attendance was very fair, and the lec- ture. on "Injurious insects to farm crops and live stock," proved very interesting and instructive.
I COXALL. I A pretty wedding took place at the Baptist Chapel here on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Mr E.?Price. Upper Lye, Hopton Castle, and Miss M. J. IWatkins, second daughter of Mr E. Watkins, Bed- stone. The bride was given away by her father, and the officiating minister was the Rev. W. Williams, Knighton.
I LLANGUNLLO. The death of Mr John Roberts, Weston Farm, Stowe. took place at his residence on the 5th inst. Deceased was a native of Llangunllo, and an elder, brother of Mr W. Roberts, J,P., C.C., Monaughty Poeth, Llanfair- waterdine. He had successfully farmed Cwmheyope and Pye Corner, Llangunllo, and Sihdon, near Craven Arms, and Weston, in the parish of Stowe. He passed away after nine or ten days' illness, at the age of 72, and leaves a widow and nine grown.up sons and daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral, which was attended by a large number of relatives, friends and neighbours, took place at Llangunllo the following Friday.
HOWEY. The Clerical Society met at Disserth Rectory on Tues- day. The day commenced with celebration of Holy Communion, and a paper was read by Rev. G. Wolfe (vicar of Nantmel) on "Sunday Schools." Rev. and Mrs Herbert entertained the clergy who attended. ) Sir Francis Edwards, M.P., delivered a splendid j speech, in connection with the War Savings Campaign, at (, the e Schoolroom on Monday evening. The chair was j occupied by Lady Florence Gordon (Howey Hall), and other speakers were Mr W. B. de Winton, C.I.E. (Kim- berley Villa), Mr W. Saunders, B.A., B.Sc., and Mr David Jones (county secretary). On the motion of the Rev. J. Ll. Herbert (vicar), seconded by Mr E. Probert (Wernfawr), it was decided to establish an association at Howey, and Mr W. B. de Winton was appointed as hon. sec. He proposed to open an office in the village, where he would attend on certain days at certain hours.
LLOINEY. A most successful concert was organised by the Primitive Methodists here on Tuesday evening. Mr J. R. Bache, J.P., presided, and the choir gave very effi- cient renderings of some glees, and the children sang action songs, under the leadership of Mr T. Baylis. The soloists were Miss May Bound, Miss B. Cartwright, Mr T. James and Mr J. Davies, and duets and quar- tettes were given by Mr T. Baylis and party and Mr J. Jones and party, a humorous quartette given by the latter party calling forth much applause. The accom- panist was Miss Cartwright. Recitations were given in excellent style by Miss D. Allcock and Miss E. Morris, and were much appreciated. Councillor W. Roberts, at the close of the programme, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman and artistes, whick was secon- ded by Mr R. Jordan. In reply, Mr Bache said he was particularly pleased to render what help he could, be- cause the concert was for the benefit of the Sunday school. He looked upon the Sunday school as the back- bone of the church, and, where the school was neglect- ed, the church did not count for much. The National Anthem closed the proceedings.
PRESTEIGN. Miss Coates collected t2 Os Gd towards the CressweiiI Fund of Herefordshire General Hospital. Pte. Alec. Bounds, who came over with the Canadian Forces, has been wounded in France, and is now in hog- pital at Boulogne. Pte. Bounds was educated at the National and County Schools, Presteign. 11
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"EXPRESS" DIARY. i1 Wednesday, December 20th.—Mrs Jarley's Waxworks at Town Hall, Brecon, for Penoyre Hospital Funds. Christmas Night, December 25th.—Annual Competitive Concert at Bethany Hall, Rhayader. X'mas. Night.—Concert at Market Hall, Sennybridge. Boxing Day.—December 26th.-Grand Evening Concert in aid of Red Cross Fund at Gaufron School, near Rhayader. Wednesday, December 27th.—Concert at Aberedw Con- gregational Church. Friday, December 29th.-Higher Education Committee. Tuesday, January 2nd.-Brecon shire Quarter Sessions. Friday, January 5th.-Education Staffing and Salaries and Buildings Committees. Monday, January 8th.—Education Finance Committee. Wednesday, January, 10th 1917.-Annual Competitive Wednesdaya, t Siloam Chapel, Aberyskir. Friday, January 12th.-Standing Joint and Main Roads II Committee. -=: Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCE, at the "Brecon and Radnor Express" Offices, Express Buildings, Bulwark, in the Cbapelry of St. Mary, in the Borough and County of Brecon, on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1916.