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BRECON. FARMERS who wish to grow good clover should apply for samples of seeds to T. B. Walker, Tal- garth. Agent for Dicksons, Chester. FOR Best Cambridgeshire and Scotch Seed Potatoes, go to B. C. Woods,Castle Street. ALL kinds of Insurances effected. Agent for several first-class Companies.—Williams, Account- ant. Insurance and General Agent, Sennybridge, and 6, Bulwark. Brecon. MARY DEAR: Whatever you do don't forget what I told vou-it must be the SWEETHOG BACON from Morris, Bridge Street. AND that reminds me, his NEW ZEALAND BUTTER is delicious. Exceedingly so. Try it. Morris. Bridge Street. IF You want a good Hair Brush call at Ewart Wise's Ladies' Toilet Depot. KIHTART WISE stocks Leading Perfumes, Toilet Soaps, -Ladies' Hair Ornaments, Theatrical Sundries,letc. MOTORCYCLES.—Meredith and Sons, Brecon, are sole agents for Brecon and district for the "Celebrated" "JAMES" Motor Cycles, latest models on view. Catalogues free on application. CLOVER SEEDS.—For the best quality Clever and Grass seeds try Meredith and Sons (Late M. Wilson and o.). 8, High Street, Brecon. All seeds guaranteed fresh. To RAILWAYMEN. Why are WATTS' Dungaree Overalls sent for from mauy large towrjf-tr-i them you will then know why. WHY SEND AWAY for your Garden Seeds when you can obtain New and Tested Seeds of the same quality at much loss cost at Meredith and Sens, The Store,. Brtcou. Price list now ready on application. ANGLING.—Oor famous "Usk" trout flies have always accounted for the biggest baskets of fish. Try them and be convinced.—A. Hughes & Son, Brecon. SOUTH WALBS BORDERERs.-The London Gazette," of the 4tij inst, announced that Lient. Wm. H. C. Llewellyn, of the South Wales Borderers, had resigned his commission (dated March 5th.) BAND OF HOPE CONCERT.—On Wednesday evening, last week, a service of song, entitled Round Eorope," introducing the national anthems of the Continent, was given by the members of the Band of Hope at Glamorgan street chapel. The choir was under the con ductorehip of Mr. J. T. Jones (Memorial College), who had been training them for some time past, and the ccnnectirg story was read by Mr T. M. Roderick (Memorial College). Beautiful limelight views of places of iuterest, added to the pleasure of the evening, and the lantern was manipulated by Mr Stone. Miss Rath Thomas, County School, was the accom- panist. At the earlier practices of the session valuable service was rendered by Miss Rayson as accompanist. The chair was taken by Mr G. C. Nott, and there was a good attendance. The service of song was well rendered, and the whele performance gave great satisfaction. A vote of thanks to the chairman, conductor, choir, reader, lanternist and accompanist, wa3 proposed by the Rev T. Gwyn Tbemas, and seconded by Mr Brown and carried with enthusiasm. The session will be concluded later when the annual tea wiil be given the -Children. The meetings throughout have been weJI attended and great interest has been shown by the children. GLAMORGAN STREET CHAPEL.—At tbe annual meeting held recently it was reported that 16 new mtmters had been received during the 1 • 1 • year, makmg nearly seventy new members during tbe present pastorate. From the annual report we gather that the present membership is the largest for mauy years. The annual collections also shew a satisfac- tory increase, while about £ 20 was raised for special tfforts- About £ 30 has also been pro- mised to tbe central fund of the Congregational Union towards augmenting ministerial stipends. The most interesting feature of the present year is likely to be the annual meetings of the Brecon and Radnor Joint Association, to be beld during tbe last week in May, when the REv. D. G, Campbell Morgan, minister of the W estminister Chapel, London, and president of Chesbunt College, Cambridge, will be the preacher. ) SURPRISE VI-IT TO THE DEPOT.—The officer commanding No. 4 District made a surprise I visit to the Depct on Friday morning last. PERSCNAL.-Miss Florence Campion. Harp Terrace, sailed from Liverpool on Thursday on the S8. "Raine." 'for Sydney, Australia. Her sisier, M'ss L, na Campion, is the mana- geress of a millinery establishment in Australia. OCTOGENARIAN'S DEATH AND FUNERAL.—The funeral took place on Thursday of last week of the late Mr. Thomas Jones, of Conway terrace, who died on Monday, the 3rd inst. at tbe advanced age of 83 years. The deceased, who was one of the oldest inhabitants of tbe town. was for maDy years in tbe employ of the I Brecon and Mertbyr Raifway. He was a faithful member of tbe Watton Chapel wherp his presence will be greatly missed. Prior to the interment on Thursday, a service was held at tbe Watton Chapel, where the Rev. Ezekiel Williams, pastor, officiated. As the cortege left the church Mrs. W. J. Jones played the "Dead March" (Saul.) There was a very large attendance at the fimeral and among those present were a large number of railway men. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. E. Williams. The chief mourners were :-Mrs. Probert (sister), Mr. T. Jones (son). Miss Sarah Jones, Miss Mary Jones Mrs. Cartwright. Mrs. F. Euersou and Miss Annie Jones (daughters), Mr, F. Boerson (son-in-law), Messrs. A. G. Probert, F. Robert4 and W. Wetberley (nephews) Mrs. H. PErrott and Miss Thomas, Builth (neices.) The coffin, which was provided by Mr. W. Morgan, bore tbe following inscription on the beast plate :—Thomas Jones, aged 83. died 3rd March. Floral tributes were sent by the following: Sons and Daughters; Mr Edge and Mr J. J. Waldron Tii9 oid neighbours at Lloyd terrace Mr. and Mrs. Cyncg Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes; all at 14, Bridge street Mr. and Mrs. B. Watkins, Watton; members of the Watton Chape! Mary Ann Thomas, Builth his niece, M. A. Jones, Boilth M. Watkins, Free street Mr and Mrs Charles Turner. To BE ARRESTED—Charles Price, labourer, Llanfaes, was summoned to appear at the Borough Police Court on Monday ou a charge of breaking ths peace. He did not appear and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. LICENSING.—At the Borough Police Court on Monday, tbe license of the Coach and Horse Inn, was temporarily transferred from Mr. W. Davies to Mr. C. J. O'Brien, of Swansea. GUILD.—At tbe weekly meeting of the Bethel (C.M,) Chapel Guild held on Thursday evening, the pastor (the Rev. Tudor Jones) in tbe chair, Miss Lettie Powell read a paper on -1 Imagination." Part was taken in a dis- cussion which followed by Miss Jonee, Mrs. Gwilyqp Jones, Mrs. D. Owen, Castle street, Mr. Josiah Evans, and tbe pastor. The paper will shortly be published by tbe Aber- ystwyth Theological College. SATURDAY NIGHT'S "Pop.Thc-, weekly smoking concert held at the Parish Hail on Saturday night iu connection with the C.E.M.S. was arranged by Mr R. T. Heinn. The follow- ¡ ing contributed towards the first part of the programme :—Messrs. Wehb and Heins, organ xUÜ piaio duett; Messrs Oscar Watkins, W. J. Jones, Evan E- ani and Miss Neilift Powell (songs), and Mr. Shapland (recitation.) For the second part of the progaamme H. J. Byron'- conx dy ''The Old Story," was j!
CLYDACH. ELECTIONS. -(ireat interest is now centred in the Parish and District Council Elections in the Llanelly Ward. For the District Council we understand there are four nominations for two seats, involving Liberal, Labour, and Conservative interests. A keen contest is also promised for the Parish Council. ENTERTAINMENT.—The monthly entertainment in connection with Nazareth Baptist Church was held on Monday last. Mr J Gunter presided. Miss May Richards, Miss Nelly Jones, Miss F M Williams, Miss Maud Williams, and Mr li Williams gave an enjoyable programme. An impromptu speech brought out 11 competitors, and Mr G Gunter, adjndicatrr, awarded the prize to Master W Williams and Miss G Jenkins.
SENNYBRIDGE, FARMERS who wish to grow good clover should I apply for samples of seeds to T. B. Walker, Tal- garth. Agent for Dicksons, Chester.
¡ MARKETS GUIBE. Trade and Prices. BRECON, General, Friday.—A good supply and a brisk clearance. Prices—Batter Is 4d per lb eggs, 14 for Is fowls, 2s 9d to 3s 3d chickens, 2s 6d to 3s 3d each ducks, 5s (id to 7s per couple: rabbits, 6d to 8d each; cheese (Welsh) 6d to 8d per lb. BUILTH WELLS FAIR, Monday.—Mode- rate attendance of farmers and dealers, and with trade on the whole fairly brisk, tbere was an early clearauee. Prices ranged as follows :— Cows with calves, £ 11 10s to £16; yearling cattle, scarce and in good demand, from £ 7 to £ 9 1 year old cattle, J:9 to 11 two-year-old bullocks, Ell to £1;3 10s; mutton, 9d per lb. There was no beef on offer, Produce rates were—Eggs, 12 and 13 for Is butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per lb live fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple trussed fowls. 4s to 5s rabbits, 8d to 9d each and potatoes 53 to 6s 6d per cwt. HAY, General, Thursday.- Prices Butter, Is to Is 3d per Ih; eggs, 12 to 14 per Is; I chickess. 5s 3d to 6s 6d per couple geese, Hd to 8o-d per lb pigeons, 4d each rabbits, 8d to 9d each; apples. Id to 1 £ a lb; potatoes, 6s to j 6s 6d pt-r cwt. j TALGARTH, General, Friday—There was I a brisk demand above the supply, and the produce was soon cleared up. Eggs, 14 for Is butter, Is 3d and Is 4d per lb dressed poultry, fowls, 5s 6d to 7s 6d per couple ducks, 6s to 8s per couple rabbits, 9d and 10j each. ) HEREFORD, NVed n esclay. -Fair supply of cattle, but trade was very k'en, owing to the pedigree sale. Beef trale still firm, however, and the best making 7j-d. per lb, and inferior up to 7d. Store cattle did not sell quite so briskly, but were stiii dear. Sheep were not numerous, trade good, 8d. and upwards being given for best wethers, and up to 7d. for inferiors. Pigs sold very dear; porks made 7d. and bacons about 61-d. Little 2 veal, well sold.
STOMACH ROUBLES DUE TO ACIDITY
STOMACH ROUBLES DUE TO ACIDITY. So says Bminent Specialist. So-called stomach trouble, such as iadiges- tiou, wind, stomach ucbo and inability to retain food, instead of indicating that the stomach is out of order, are in nine CS;:R out of ten simply evidence that fermentation is takiDg place in the fuod contents (if the Rtomach, causing the formation of and acids. Wind distends the stomach, and causes that full, oppressive feeling sometimes known as heartburn, while the acid irritates aud irjflhmes the delicate j lining of tbe stomach. The stomach, however, is not at fanlt. The trouble lies entirely in the fermenting food. Such fermentation is an- natural, and acid formation is not only an- natural, but may lnvftlve the most serious cons quences if not prevented. To prevent or stop iermentatiou of tht food contents of the stomach and to neutralise tiJe acid, and render it bland IHJd harmless, half a te
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CRICKHOWELL. FOOT HALL.—On Wednesday last week the Crickhowell Rugby Football Club arranged a match with Brynmawr, the proceeds to be for the benefit of W. Batty, the captain of the club, who has been laid up for some weeks. The match was a particularly one sided game, and resulted in a win for Brynmawr by two goals and three tries (19 points) to nil. DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.-It is not yet definitely known what nominations will be made for the Rural District Council election. A compromise has been suggested, and there has also been a suggestion that even more than the four names already before the public will be nominated The prospects at this period are more in favour of a contest them a com- promise. POLICE COURT.-Ori Saturday—before Messrs E. Pirie-Gordon and R. G. James—William Cowley, tramping labourer, was charged with being on the Bear Hotel premises for an unlaw. ful purpose the previous evening. Mr H. F. Hardeman, landlord of the Bear, said that after hearing a movement of the hack door leading into the yard, followed by stealthy footsteps" he made a search, and found ihe defendant in a narrow dark passage leading to the wine cellar. Defendant's excuse for being there was that be was iooking for the tip-roora.-Deferi-lant was sent to prison for seven days' bard labour.
v LLANFRYNACH. ENTERTAINMENT. An entertainment was held in the Puriib hall ou Wednesday evening last week, in aid of the funds of the Baptist Chapel. The artistes acquitted themselves in an excellent manner and the various items were most favourably received by tbe audience. The stage waH very prettily decorated. The concert was organised by Mrs Jones, Tyfry, who is to be congratulated upou her success. At th* close a vot-j of thanks was accorded Mr J. Williams, London Provincial Bank, Brecon, ioi presiding. Programme:—Piano- forfcj duet, Miss-s Phillips, Scethrog; comic song (encore-i), Mr Bart Els'on recitation, Mr James Evans; song, 'Cuckoo,' Miss May Levis; duet (encored),'Two Sailors,' Messrs Morris, Llwyrbedw and J Williams, Brick House; song. 'The Piper of Ptin,' iligs Philill, Scetnrog; recitation, Miss EduJ. Williams, Brynich song, 'I'm a merry litle Japanese,' Miss Jenny Smith, Greenway; sketch in which the principal parts were takeo by Miss Pbiihps, Miss Glad}s Smith and Miss Nellie Powell; impromptu speech, 'Should women hnvt votes?' a priz-i giveu by the chairmau divided between Mr Smith, Greenway and Mr Con- way R'es duet (encored), Mr J Williams and Miss Williams; song (encored), Miss N''io Powell; comic song (encored), Alc J Davits, Tymawr recifatioo, How U ocle Podger hung the picture" Mr James Evans; ^song, Miss Jenny Smith comic song, Mr Burt Eiston song, Miss May L^wis song, Mr Morris, LI wyn- beder; song, Miss Williams, Pengenfiford duet, Messrs Morria and J Williams.
DEVYNOCK. FARMERS who wish to grow good clover should apply for samples of seeds to T. B. Walker Talgarth. Agent for Dicksons, Chester. WAIFS AND STRAYS SOCIETY.-On Tuesday evening, at tbe schoolroom, a lantern lecture in aid of tbe funds of the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society, was given by the Rev. D. Maldwyn Davies, the Clerical Organizing S cretry. CONFIRMATION.—The Bishop of Swansea held a confirmation Servico at Devyuock Church when 33 candidates were presented. Thirteen of them were from the parish of Devyuock, three from Cray, three from Rbydybr iw, ten from Liaudilofan, one irom Penpoot, and thret from Traianglas. The Rev. D. Davies, vicar and rural dean, and tbe Ret- Arthur Garnons- Williams also took part in the service aDd Miss Jeffreys, Castle BOOR", Trecaetle, presided at the harmonium, in the unavoidable absence of Mr Powell.
THE REAL DANGER
THE REAL DANGER. WOKKiviAM ;—Why hunt all over the sky for bogey airships, Mr. Blill ? There lies your real danger.
BUILTH WELLS. I W. PRICE & Co. specialize in Invalid Foods and Wines—including Panopeptin, Hall's Win- carnis, Liebig's, Oraltine, Sanatogen, Virol. Allen- bury's, etc., etc. at store prices. HORSE CONDITION POWDERS made by W. Price & Co. for over 80 years from the famous recipe of the late Thomas Price. Improves the coat, and a general tonic. Rev A S Thomas, B.A., rector of Maesmynis, has some beautiful lines of poetry in the special number of Y Geninen" for St. David's Day. MARRIED IN INDIA.—The following account, taken from the Calcutta paper "Society," may be of interest to the local friends of Miss Issard, who is well known in Builth Wells, where she formerly lived with her sister, Mrs Tudor Evans :Tbe marriage of Miss Ethel Issard, youngest daughter of the late Mr T E Issard, Newtown, Wales, and Mr A E Harris, who is well known in Calcutta and who recently acted as joint honorary secretary to the Belve- dere Fete, took place on January 22nd at St. John's Church, and was witnessed by a large gathering. The marriage was solemnized by the Yen. Archdeacon Wickeins, assisted by Cauon Bannezia. The bride, who wore a very beautiful wedding robe of duchesse satin and lace, with a tulle veil falling from a coronal of orange blossoms, was accompanied to the altar by Mr F M Leslie, who subsequently gave her away. The bridegroom was supported by Dr A K Christie and the Misses Cecile and Muriel Leslie made dainty bridesmaids, in white Kate Greenway frocks. NEWS FROM LLANDOVERY-At Llandovery, on Thursday evening, Mrs Price, wife of Councillor S H Price, Trafalgar House, was presented with gifts by the committee of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Nurses committee, uuder whom, prior to her marriage, she bad served as a nurse for seven years, winning the esteem of all with whom she come in contact; Mrs Price the daughter oi Mr Edward Wiiliams, Llandovery, aud Councillor Price is a native of Builth Wells. The presentation consisted of a Bilver tea service, Queeri Anne pattern, and bore the inscription, "Presented to Nurse Mary Williams, on the occasion of her marriage, by the Llandovery Qaeen Victoria Jabilee Nurses Committee." The presentation was made on behalf of the committee by Mrs Pryse-Rice (wife cW the Mayor). THE BUILTH WELLS GT.TIDE.-It is rumoured that the suggestion made by Mr Edward J. Burrow, to issue an illustrated edition of the I- Builth Wells Guide has fallen through on account of the initial expense. The Guide, which was compiled by the Rev. D. Edmondes Owen some four years ago, is one of the finest of its kind in the cour,try, and has passed through two editions, It is to be hoped that the Local Authority will see that a third edition of some kind will be brought out before the season begins. PERSONAL. Mrs. Powell, the ex-postmistress, has nearly recovered from her illness. MIXED MINSTREL TRoupE.-About a fortnight ago, through the energy of Mr Tbos. Williams (Brookwood) a mixed Minstrel Troupe was formed in Builth, and in the early part of April they will Hive a performance for the benefit of the Llandewi'r-Cwm Church Restor- ation Fund. THE LATE MRS. FREEMAN.—On Monday last the body ot Mrs Frances Louisa Freeman, of No. 2, Market street, was interred at St. M Iry'R Parish Church. A large number of townspeople attended at the house, where a short service was conducted by the Rev. H. A. Crosbie, The Rev. David Owen officiated in the Church and at the graveside..The coffin was of polished oak, with brass fittings, and on the breastplate was inscribed" Frances Louisa Freeman, died 6th March, 1913, aged 67 years." The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Walter J. Lewis, Undertaker, Bailth Wells. C.E.M.S. Federation.—A Meeting of secre- taries of branches of the C.E.M.S., convened by Mr. H. G Stokes (Builth Wells Branch), was held on Monday last when there were present representatives from Crickadarn, Llandilo- graban, Boilth Road and Builth Wells. The Rector of Aberedw, the Rev. J. H. Lloyd, who is about starting a Branch in his parish, also attended The Rev. H. A. Crosbie presided. It was dec;di;(j to form a federation to cover an area of nine miles round Builth. Mr Crosbie was elected President, Mr E. Aubrey Thomas, Vice-President, and Mr Stokes Secretary and Treasurer, COLWYN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.-The Colwvn Roral District Council met on Monday, Mr Jones Pryoe (chairman) presiding. The estimate for the half-year ending September 30th next was presented, and showed that the amount to be rpised was 31d in the £ This rate was sgree'd to. Discussion ensued on the Llanbadaru y Garreg Road Improvement question. No forttxr developement had taken Iae," and the matter was adjourned for final settlement a month hence. Dr. W. W. Baldock Fry (medical officer) reported that the number of births in the district in 1912 was 17, one more than in 1911, on a rute of 22-21 per 1000. There were :0 deaths (6 males and 14 females) equal to a rate of 9-63 per 1000. Three deaths ot infants u-der one year were reported, or 63 83 per 10C1.), A very satisfactory rate corn. pared with that for the whole kingdom. NEW Cl-RATE.-The Churchpeople of Builth are looking forward to the arrival of the new curate next week. The vicar (the Rev H. A. Crosbie, has been working single handed for several months, and it is remarkable how well he has been able to manage everything GRBAN COUNCILLOR.—It is reported that Mr Mr Howard Lewis has decided to seek a seat on the Builth Wells Urban District Council at the coming election. Mr Lewis has served one term of three years on tbe Council and during that time was regular in his attendance. He was defeated at the poll when seeking re- election, but the defeat was attributed to lack of interest on his part.
GELLIGAER FOXHOUNDS. Fine Day's Sport at Crickhowell. The Gelligaer Foxhounds have been in the Crickhowell neighbourhood again during the past few days and have been once more heartily welcomed. The best sport was witnessed on Monday, the 10th inst., when the meet took place in the town of Crickhowell at 10 a.m. At the Darren rocks a couple of foxes were put up. One took a dowo-hill course towards Crickhowell, and soon doubled back and made for Cwmbanw. Hounds were in hot pursuit, I and after a ran of 65 minutes their quarry was rolled over on the mountain overlooking Llan. bedr. Almost immediately hounds got on the line of another fox. Then followed a race to the Grwyceyfechau country, where Reynard doubted back and set his mask for the Darren. Here be turned down to the Cwmbeth, where the white hound, appropriately called "Miller," bowled him over. A few stray hounds in the meantime fouud the line of a third fox, and drove him at a hoi pace by the Table Moun- tain and back to Cwmbanw, then on to Grwyneyfechan again, and just opposite Pentwyn Reynard ran to ground. The terriers bolted him and hounds were rewarded. It was a hard bunt of four hours altogether, three big dog foxes being aocoouted for. The popular master, Mr David Jones, was unable to turn out, and his place was ably taken by his nephew, who, together with Captain Rees, was in at the deaths. "Billy" Phillips, the huntsman, aud "Dan," the whip, would make any English sportsman envy them for the manner in which they handle the pack on these Welsh mountains.
CEFN COED. BRITISH RED CROSS.—The formation of a company of the BF.!i~h R"d Crois Brigade is contemplated iu the district, and lectures have been arranged to bring the OIovement into notice. The first lecture was held on Tuesday at Drill Hall, the speaker being Mr E. H. Musgrove, and the subject "Home Nursing." CONFIRMATION SERVICE.—On Friday last, at St. John's Church, a confirmation service was held by the Bishop of Swansea, and about 40 candidates were confirmed. They came from Cwmtaff, Taffechau, Vaynor and Cefn chnrches. All the visitors were afterwards entertained to tea at the Church Hail by Mrs Davids, the Rectory, to whom the Rev. W. Lloyd, Taffechan, propoRed a hearty vote of thanks, which was seconded by the Rev. Mr Harris, Cwmtaff. FOOTBALL. The Territorials entertained Llanfaes Brigade (Brecon) at the Gwynne's field on Saturday last, and after a hard and exciting gam the visiiorg retired the victors by two goals to nil. The Cefn team were weakened owing to several of their players having taken advantage of the speoial trip to Plymouth with the Merthyr Town A.F.C. A party numbering about thirty from Cefn took this trip. Llanf>.es were quite the better team and deserved to win. Tbo referee, Mr Tudor Davies, controlled the game admirably. I
LLANGATTOCK. FOOTIIALL.-The fourth match between Llan- gattock Association Football Club and Glanusk Park took place at Llangattock on Saturday, when the home team managed to defeat their opponents for the first time. The victory was well deserved. Chatworthy scored in tb9 first half of the game for the home team, and Harry Bailey wai not long in equalising from a penalty. Edwards was responsible for two goals for Llan- gattock in the second half, the home team being victorious by three goals to one. R.D.C.—For some time there have been many rumours as to what is going to happen over the Rural District Council election. We had been told that one of the old representatives for the parish would not seek re-election, and that every- thing had been practically arranged for a certain gentleman to take his piace but now it is con- fidently asserted that four nominations will be put in, and the landlord of a well known local hostelry has already been declared a favourite for public honours. Another favourite is a gentle- man whose legal experiences have given him a prominent position in South Wales. BILLIAltDS.-The third billiard handicap for the season was brought off last week at the Institute, when Mr J James was the winner, Mr F Bowles, in musical parlance, "playing second fiddle."
BWLCH. FUNERAL.-MisB Maud Jones, the Old Work. bouse, Bwlch. who has been ailing for two years, died on February 28th. Much sympathy- is feit for the father, the sisters and brothers. The funeral took pLcp on Wednesday in last week iu the grave yard of the C.M. Chapel. At the house and Chapel the pastor (Rev. J. R. Evans) officiated. The coffin made by Mr J. Thomas, Cathedine, bore upon its breast plate the inscription—"Maud Jones, died February 28'h, Bed 25 years." SEWING CT.ASS.—The weekly sewing class held in Bwlch is well attended and the pre- parations for a proposed sale of work in aid ot the funds for sending out a special mission- ary to India are beiog rapidly pushed forward. As each week comes round tea is provided 1:fy one or other of the members of the Chapel and on Monday list the workers were indebted to the generosity of Mr W. Parry, Talybryn. In the evening a pap-r descriptive of missionary enterprise was, in th- absence of the delegate, read by the Rev, J. R. Evans, and was illus- trated by ft number of excellent slides mani- pulated by Mr Houlston, of Brecon.
CATHEDINE. ACCIDENT.—As Mr H Vaughan, Nantyvelin, was returning home on horseback from Bwlch on Tues- day evening his steed shied at a passing motor car, and he was thrown heavily to the ground, and sustained injury to his leg.
CRAY. ELECTIONS.—The election of members of the Cray Parish Council is to take place on Mondav evening next, the 17th inst., at Cray Council School. W understand that all the retiring councillors except one seek re-election. There is one vacant seat on the Council, caused by the death of Councillor W. Evans, Llwynyn, and it is reported that there is likely to be a iively contest for this seat, as well as for the one vacated by the councillor who does not seek re-election.
TALYBONT-ON-USK. RED CROSS DETACHMENT.—Red Cross drills have been held at Cwy Pare every week throughout the winter, and are to be continued fortnightly for the present. On February 27th Dr. R ees kindly came and examined the detach- ment, which comprises 23 members from Talybont-on-Usk and Llanhamlach The mem- bers, presenting a smart and workmanlike appearance in their uniforms, were first enter- tained to tea in the Church Hall by Mrs Jones-Williams, and afrerwards Dr. Rees examined them in the work they had been doing during the winter months, including first aid, nursing, and stretcher drill. Dr. Rees appeared very pleased with the progress, that had made. The members are grateful to Dr. Rees for taking such interest in their work, and be has proposed to pay another visit later on, which will be much appreciated. We feel sure that at the forthcoming official examination in July, when a temporary hospital will be fitted up, the Talybont and Llanbamlach Detach- ment will do credit to the district to which it belongs. It must be very gratifying to their zealous Commandant (Mrs Jones-Williams) to feel that the members take such a keen interest in this most excellent movement, as they have shown by their exceptionally good attendances during the winter. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.—Much excitement prevailed throughout the district on Thursday last in connection with the County Council Election. In spite of the wet night a goodly number of people gathered to hear the declaration of the poll, and when the figures were announced there was great enthusiasm. FOOTBALL. -A school boys' match was played between the Talybont boys and the Penure(Brecon) boys on Saturday afternoon last. It was soon evident that the visiting lads were superior in all departments of the game, and eventually they ran out easy winners by ") goals to nil. After the match, thanks to the generosity of Colonel and Mrs Jones Williams, the victors and vanquished partook of a sumptuous tea provided for them in the school. OBITUARY.—We much regret to announce the death of Mr Henry Lewis, of Craiglas, which occurred on March 4th, after a short illness. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Monday last at Llansantfraed.
TALGARTH. PERSONAL.—We learn from the British Medi- cal Journal tuat Dr. R. F. Williams, of Talgarth and the North Nigerian Colonial Service, recently obtained honours in the examination for the Diploma of Public Health. Honours were awarded to two candidates out Y. Dr R. F. Williams, who has been in the Colonial Service 13 years, is a son of the late Dr. T. E. Williams and a brother of Dr. Hubert Williams, of Talgarth. ST GWENDOLINE'S CHURCH.—A special service was held in St GweLdoline's Church ou Sunday evening, aud ths R -v G F CHwrigbt, deputa- tion from the White Cross League, gave an excellent sermon, taking for his text Those who are not with me ure against roe," Mr I Cartwright afterwards held a special meetiug in the vestry for men only, when a large number atteud^.1 and listened attentively to an aridrt-Bs 00 "Purity." í FAREWELL TEA.—Mrs Pugb, of Trovecca, I gavn FT. fart-.wt-LL tea to the rm-mb'rs of the Talgarth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, on the S occasion of her leaving the neighbourhood for I Arion Court, Usk, and there was a large attend- ance. After tea a programme of solos and recitations, gramophone selections, &c., was given. The Chairman was Mr J M Price, Llan- j elieu, who thanked Mrs Pugh for her kindness, 5 and also those who had helped the members to | spend a pleasant evening. The Rev T J Jones and others spoke of the loss the Chapel would sustain others spoke of the loss the Chapel would sustain by the removal from the neighbourhood of the J dondt of the tea. COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. — The ('ounty J Council Election in this district passed off very < quietly and the contest was conducted in a most I friendly spirit. Capt D Hughes Morgan was re- turned with an increased majority of 63. A local I gentleman prophesied on the previous Tuesday that the majority would be 63, and singularly enough Capt Hughes Morgan, playing that day in the billiard match at the Hay Constitutional Club I for Talgarth, beat his opponent by 63. ¡ PARISH COUNCIL.-A meeting ot this Couooil was held in the Town Hall 011 MOIJday evening, Pre sent,: Messrs E D Weaver (chairman), D Evans (vice chairman), J 0 Powell, Fred Morgan, J P Games, Thomas Davies, W Lew is, J Wilsou, W T Davies, and J Evans, with the clerk (Mr J Prhcbard). The question of the site for the Town Hall House was dis- cussed, the building of this by the Ashburuham Estate trustees haviug fallen through. The Council are now awaiting an answer to their enquiries as to the purchase of the leasehold. Attention was called to the dangerous state of the footpath leading to Treganter, whioh requires a few stones, also to the bad state of New street. BILLIARDS. -TAL(IARTH V. HAY. The return billiard match between the above teams took place at the Constitutional Club, Hay, on Tuesday night. Scores — TALGARTH. HAY. J. Prothero 200 Cope Proctor. 189 W. Sbelton 200 Pugh Morgan 98 Robert Price 144 Reg Price. 200 Total 544 Total. 487
Frank L. Stanton 49 OF MEREDITH & STANTON. CHEMISTS. Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers; Fellow of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians Dioptrician of the British Optical Association Ophthalmic Optician. (by examination). Occulists' Prescriptions accurately dispensed. Sight Testing by Modern Scientific Methods. BRECON.
TOWN AND COUNTY
TOWN AND COUNTY. Happily for fair play and good governraeiat iu Breconshire, the bitter, unscrupuloM Radical attack on the majority of the old County Council which marked the triennial election has failed iu its ohjtct, and we are safe for another three years Jrom the reckless tvranny which we shook off three years a-o. Unquestionably the object of the httack was to regain control of conccy affairs for party and sectarian purposes. To do the Radical wire- pullers justice, that object was hartily dihgoist-d, though efforts were made to help it l'nt. by the assumption of a sympathy with the ratepayers which had to be supported by false compari- sons. Whilst there was no responsible COOD- ci I lor belonging to the Radical Party who coull be induced to subscribe to it, the piirtv ag such accused the Tory majority of ex. travagance aud of improper use of rates for church schools, amongst other sins and made desperate efforts to lofliuie sectarian prejudice with uew and specially manufactured griev- ances. The Nonconformists were even told that Tories took tliLir money foe schools which they could not use—about the last word in iuexactitudes." The result is gratifying to one's notion of the common sauaa of the aver- age elector. The attack failed badly. True, tbe-re were ups aLd downs in the pollings but taken as a whole the election was a triumph for the party which has used its powec generously and striven to do justice to all sects and classes. In sharp contrast to the Radical aim, the Cocservativea of Brtconshire have sought power in order to treat all schools fairly, and manage roads and other county matters as efficiently and fi8 economically as possible. The Radical object has all along been to damage the voluntary schools, eiffciency aud ecouomy iu other matters being a secondary eousidemtion aud tLtJ electors of Brecoushiiv, fortunately have accurately "sized up the situation. The member of Parliament for Breconshire, in his recent tour of the county, made great play with an assertion that the Old Age Pen- sions Act is saving the ratepayers of this county a very large sum of money. As a ratepayer one wishes that his optimistic statement had been based on facts; if it had been he would be wel- come to the party advantage he apparently wishes to deri% t, from it. But unfortunately for Mr Robinson lbe facts are against him. He said "Speaking approximately, it was probable that the saving to the rat in Breconshire was from anything between MX 000 and £ 4,000 per annum." What justific ition is there for this statement ? In ti- Uiiloik in Breconshire has the cost (f adm i Lttiori gone down; and if there has been any saving to the rates, it must have been in the Cost of in-door or out-door relief. The whole of the figures are not avail. able at the moment, but sufficient returns are available to judge "probably aud approximately" of the reliability of Mr Robinson's estimate. In the Hrecon Union the cost of in-door and out dovir relief in the half-year ended March 31st, 1911, was Jtl.452 3s 7d; iD tbfj nxt half- year it was £1,196 3s 7d the next half-year £ 1,341 Os 5d, and the next £ 1.132 17s lid—that is the half-year ended Sept. 30tti, 1912. In the Crickhowell Union one has the figures in a different form, 1 ut they iell much the same tale. In the year ended March. 1909, in door and out-door relief cost C3,759, 1910 ('3 830 ■ 1911, £ 4,160; 1912, £ 4,090. Fignres for Hay and Builth Unions are nor at hand nor for those portions of the Merthyr and Pontardawe Unions which affect Brecot:shire. But let there be a "probible, approximate" allowance for these Unions, to represent the dilfereuce between cost before and after the o!d age pensions came into full operation, and sail Mr Robinson's £3,000 or £4:000 cannot be found, nor anything more than a small portion of it. By way of more ge-ier?;l answer to the hon. gentleman's assertion, let this statement from, an authoritative source do duty. "It is recog. nised in this Union that the old age pensions- have not had any effect of reduction." Brecon Town Council had a busy morning on Tuesday, and put the seal to soin i very good work. The prosprc'ive bargain with the County over the new contract for main ro!< !s &nd piths m lintenaiiC^ is r ot qnit° what a. Brecon rafepavjr cquh! wish frow a selfish standpoint, but clearly it, is a distinct improve- ment on the eld terms aud as it is every- where recognised in such cases that it is practically impossible to strike a perfect balauce between the connty contribution and the amount actually expended by tlirs miaor authority, which retains the privilege of con- trol, Brecon as a borough most be said to have come very well out of the recent negotiations. Tbb offer cf a Loudon company to iusfcal el ctric light in Brecon is one that will doubt. less be much talked of by the ':illan in the street," but a lot of water wili flow uuder the Usk bridge before the question becomes one of practical politics aod on- may well leave it as a matter for further consideration, with this remark—that whore public authorities allow private firms to run the risk of installing electric light, they must expect to "pay dearly for their whistle" when they wish to take over the undertaking.
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