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LLANDFWI'R-CWM FORCREN. London Board and Local Guardians Gracious. Mr Thomas Davies (chairman) presided Over the fortnightly meeting of the Builth Board of Guardians held on Monday, and others present were the Revs David Owen and W 0 Williams, and Messrs Evan Bafton, William Jones, William Prothero, E Aobrey Thomas, Edwin Probert, J L Davies, Thomas Pugh, Bees Jones, Edwin Davies, S G Talk, David Davies, Thomas Davies, John Jones, and Reginald J Owen (clerk). The Chairman moved a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr Evan Davies, who he said acted as relieving offioer for that Board for many years and was a most able officer. The vote was carried, the members and officials of the Board standing. The Clerk read a communication from the Laoal Government Board relative to a sur- charge made by the District Auditor in the Overseers' Account for the Parish of Llan- dewi'r Cwm of 18B. costs of proceedings against the Overseers, Messrs J A Evans and J nrner. It will be rembered that Mr Tamer, when appointed Overseer by the Llandewi'r Cwm Parish Council, tendered his resignation, and ,the Council having accepted the same, appointed a successor who refused to act. Mr Tamer later on received orders from the Parish Council to oarry out the doties of his Office, but be refused to do so and the Guardians instituted proceedings against the Overseers abd the Beech made an order against Mr Tamer and Mr Evans to fulfil the duties and to pay costs to the amount of 18s. The amout was paid out of Overseers' accounts and was disallowed by the District Auditor. The Overseers made application to the Local Government Board for a remission of the surcharge, and the latter now referred the matter to the Board of Guardians. On the motion of Mr S G Talk, seconded by Mr William Prothero, it was agreed that the Jls, be paid by the parish.
Yaynor District Council
Yaynor District Council. The monthly meeting of the Vaynor and Pen- deryn District Council was held on Thursday last, Councillor John Harris in the chair. Tenders were received for channelling along Pontycapel Road, Cefn, and the lowest, that of Mr John Evans, at JE5 10s 2d, was accepted. Upon the proposition of Councillor Greatorex, it was decided to defer the question of classifying and taking a census of the traffic on the roads under the Coun- cil's control with the view to obtaining a grant from the Roads Board. The Scavenging Contractor at Cefn was recently I granted an increase from 3s to 4s per week, and the Council were now informed he was not satis- fied and desired the sum of 6s. Councillor Harris moved, and it was agreed to offer him 5s per week. The Surveyor reported that the Electric Trac- tion Co. had altered the levels of High Street, Cafn, by the construction of the light railway. Xach damage had been done to the pavements and kerb channelling which had been broken, together with surface water drains. The Clerk was in- structed to write requesting thA Company to re- pair this damage at their own cost to the satisfaction of the Council's Sarveyor. The attention of the Merthyr Corporation was called to the fact that no notice was given the Sarveyor of their laying a line of pipes from Pen- gellifawr to the finger post, and up Glais Pitch at PGntsarn. It was stated that the broken fencing near the Aberglais Inn, Pontsarn, constituted a great danger and that attention had previously been called to it. It had not been repaired, and the Clerk was asked to again write the Agent, and to the owner of the property, Mrs De Chair, desiring instant attention to the matter. Nine new houses had just been completed at Railway Terrace, Hirwain, and the Surveyor stated that certificates of habitation could now be granted. Plans were approved and passed for two semi- detached houses at Cefn for Messrs Peters and Pembridge, aind a stable and pallisade at Station Road, Hirwain, for Mr Pugh.
TALGARTH. WBDDED IN NEWFOUNDLAND.—The following account of the marriage on June 10th last at St. John's, Newfoundland of Mr I. R. Morgan, eecond son of Mr Fred Morgan, of the Bungalow, Talgarth, is taken from the "St. John's Telegram" :At the C. E. Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon, Miss Bertha Godden, daughter of Mr W. Godden, and Mr I. R. Morgan, were made man and wife. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon White, assisted by the Rev. G. R. Godden, cousin of the bride. The bride was beautifully attired ia a French Point de-sprit gown and looked charming as she entered the church leaning on the arm of her father. The surpliced choir rendered appropriate hymns. The groom was supported by Mr W. Reeves. After the ceremony a reoeption was held at SmitbviUe. About 70 guests were present and the health of the bride and groom was honoured. Dancing was then indulged in. "The Telegram" extends its congratulations. Mr I. R. Morgan left Talgarth for Newfoundland three years ago last WbsS-Monday. The list of toasts "j honoured at the reoeption is interesting, aB showing the loyalty and love of the Colonials for the mother country. It begins with "The King" and gives a prominent place to our "Mother Country," which preceeda "The Land we live in." VOTE OF CONDCJLBNCE.—At a meeting at the Churcb Hall the vicar (Rev. D. Williams) moved a vote of condolence with Mrs Hubert Williams and Miss Williams in their sad bereavement, which was carried by all present rising. An account of Dr. Williams' career and the funeral is given in page 6. 10 addition to those mentioned in the report, Mrs Hoskins- Cornwal and Mias Holford sent wreaths. D. JONES and Co's Great Summer Sale com- mences Friday, July 24th. Always well worth waiting for. TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHAPEL. — The Sunday School Anniversary in connection with the above named Church was held on the 12th inst. Being favoured with a fine day, there were well attended services. In the morning Mr D Bamford preached. bnd in the afternoon and evening mis- cellaneous programmes were gone through, Rev Richards (pastor) presiding. The following gave recitations:—Dilys Thomas, Cannar Thomas, Lizzie Price, Maggie Morgan, Doris Pugb, Gertie Hargest, Jonny Pugh, Arthur Pugh, David Morgans, George Stanswell, Fred Proaser, Tom- Eiie Pugh, Misses A Thomas, G Price, E Owen, and M Parry, Messrs David T Lewis, and H C Phillips. Solos were given by the following:— Gynfa Owen, Maggie Morgan. Rachel Morgan, Johnny Pugh, Misses M Pugh and Eva Jones, Mr David Bamford and Mr T Hitchings. Miss M Pugh and Mr David Bamford gave duets, and the following parties gave quartettes :-Misses M Davies and Pugh, Messrs D Bamford and D T Lewis; Misses Eva Owen and A Morgan, Messrs D T Lewis and H C Phillips. Several choruses were also given by the Sunday School Choir, under the leadership of Mr David Bamford. Miss Eva Owen presided at the organ. TALGABTH GROCER'S FAILURE. At Hereford Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, Samuel Arthur Lewis, grocer, of Bell St., Talgarth, came up for his public examination. His gross liabilities amounted to £ 521, expected to rank for dividend at je490 3s of which 1217 5s lOd was due to 46 unsecured creditors. His assets were Y,43 19911d, leaving a deficiency of £ 446 3s Old. The debtor attributed his insolvency to lack of experience in the trade, starting on borrowed capital and to illness of himself, his wife and family. Replying to the Official Receiver, he said he commenced in the grocery business at Tower Shop, Talgartb, in 1910. The shop had previously being carried on by his father-in-law, the purchase of stock and goodwill coat £100, which he borrowed from a bank, his father and Mr W T Davies (Talgarth), being sureties. In December the premises were sold and he had to move to Bell St., the rental of the shop there being £ 18 per annum. His takings at Tower road averaged £ 15 per week and at Bell ¡ St., £12 at first and about £8 afterwards. In 1913 his bankings were JE691 and his purchases £490. The inquiry was adjourned.
Cricket Fixtures. JalJ lSth-Hay v. Brecon Sports Clab at Brecon. „ 18th-Crickhowell v. Nantyglo at Crick. howell. lSh-Baihb v. Sketty at Sketty.
NOTICE TO CLUB SECRETARIES
NOTICE TO CLUB SECRETARIES. We shall be glad to receive the fixture cards of cricket clubs and to publish reports of matches. To ensure publication of reports of Saturday matches, these should be despatched in time to reach us not later than Tuesday morning.
CEFN COED. CHURCH PARASH."— On Sunday last was wit. nessed here quite the best and brightest turn-out for many years, a parade taking place of the G Company Territorials (Brecknockshire Battalion), under the command of Capt. E H Masgrove and Lieat. W J Canton, the Fire Brigade, the St. John Ambulance Corps and the Church Girls' Nursing and Ambulance Brigade, under Capt. Narse Scott. At the service, held at St. John's Church, the Rev. D Evans, vicar of Penydarren, delivered an excellent and appropriate discourse, and the band, under Bandmaster Cannington, accom- panied all the hymns beautifully. A splendid march was afterwards made through the village. WEDDING.—Mr William D Price, son of Mr J W Price, Plas-yr-ywen, Cefn, was married on the 8th inst., at the Mertbyr Parish Church, to Miss Bertha Lewis, daughter of Mrs H Lewis, Courtland Terrace, Mertbyr, and of the late Mr H Lewis, auctioneer. It was a quiet wedding, only members of the family being present. Mr Phillips, a coueia of the bride. groom, was the best man, and the bride was given away by her mother. After the ceremony the happy coupl" lnft for Minebead, where the honeymoon is being spent. Both being well known, have been the recipients of numerous presents and congratulations from their friends.
COMMERCIAL PRINTING.-Experience has taught most shopkeepers in coontry towns that there is nothing gaiued by sending their printing to one of the big centres. That cheap "trial order" has proved deceptive, but there are still a few people who have not found this out. Are you one of that small minority ? If you are, it will pay yoa to Uulcoli lut) C[uLOyiuU out and if you will send to or call at the "County Times" Office we will help in the threshing process, for the honour and profit of Brecon. •
SPG Exhibition at Hay
S.P.G. Exhibition at Hay. The moat interesting missionary Exhibition of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel was to be seen in the Parish Hall, Hay, on Saturday and Monday last. The object of the exhibition is to interest the people of this conntrv in the work of the Society and to show to them the urgent need for their help both by their prayers and gifts. The exhibition was opened on Saturday afternoon by the Hon. Mabel Bailey, of Hay Castle, who, on pcr:tJTdi of the excessive best, said she would not weary those present with the long speech she intended making in respect of missions. Sbo wonld merely refer to the trouble taken by Mrs Morris with the tableaux, and after they had seen thtm she felt sure they would agree with her that Mrs Morris had quite missed her vocation and ought to have bean an actor manageress. (Laughter). Sbo had great pleasure in declaring the exhibition open. There were six stalls showing in all 400 curios, and there was also » stall for the dale of S.P.G. literature. These were presided over by several ladies of the parish -ideladiiag Miss V deWinton, Miss R Byron, Miss Mary Tonnard Moore, Miss E Byron, Miss Isabel deWinton, and Miss K Garnons Williams. There was a series of nine beautiful tableaux, which brought to light the crnel manners and customs of the heathen of India, and showed how in some instances these were corrected by the ohristian lady missionary. In order that these tableaux might be understood to the fall, Mr Perry, the gentleman in charge of the exhibition, preceded each with a short address. They were carried out by the children in a most excellent, realistic, and finished style. under the supervision of Mrs H Morris. The follow- ing were the children who so excellently played their parts:—The Misses K James, D Wallis, H Wheeler, E Lewis, G Chambers, V Williams, G Sootb, C Wood, M Jones, A Jenkins, A Bowcott and E Edwards. Native melodies from different parts of the world were also song by the children. The exhibition also included a Missionary Parlia- ment at which deputations were received from India, China, Japan, Canada, and South Africa. The cause of the respective countries was most ably pleaded by the following:-The Misses G Lloyd, H Sedgwick, G Lewis, C Williams, and G Wheeler. Pianoforte accompaniments were played by the Hon Mabel Bailey, occasionally assisted by Miss Mabel deWinton. Before the close on Monday, the Rev. J J deWinton (vicar) thanked Mr Perry for bring- ing the exhibition and for the able manner b9 bad oarried it on. (Applause). He said they were also greatly indebted to the children, both those who had taken part and those who sold tickets, and to the Hon. Mabel Bailey, Miss Mabel deWinton, Miss V deWinton, and others who bad helped Mrs Morris in the great work she had done in connection with the exhibition. (Applause).
BUILTH WELLS. FOR ART WORK, Illuminated Addresses. Church Decorating, Pictures Cleaned and Restored. Portraits and Landscapes in oil, water colours or black and white. Tapestry painting to enrich the panels of interiors. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." All that training, intelligence and experience can do are at your command. Estimates free. F. D. B. George, Builth Wells. Reference for work lately executed: Rev David Owen (late Vicar of Alltmawr). A THOUGHTFUL ACT.—On Wednesday last week a valuable colt, the property of Mr Samuel, Bryndynod, near Builth Wells, strayed to the parish of Llanelwedd and entered Llanelwedd School playground. Unfortunately it got into a narrow passage between the cookery kitchen and an iron fence, and in turning round jumped on one of the pointed spikes of the iron fence, which entered its breast. For a short time it remained impaled on the fence, but eventually broke loose and began bleeding profusely. Mr T S Hamer, Llanelwedd Farm, seeing the dangerous condition of the horse, placed his fingers in the wound and secured the broken vein and held it till the services of a "vet." were secured. BAPTIST PieNic.-On Wednesday afternoon week a very successful picnic was held at the Glanne Wells in connection with the Memorial Baptist Church. Daring the afternoon debates on "Votes for Women" took place, and Mr Luther Davies gave a recitation. Mr Davies also, in the course of a short address, referred to the Woman Suffrage meeting held on the Builth Wells Gro that afternoon, and criticised the statement made by one of the lady speakers with reference to the British Army. AGRICULTURAL SHOW. Mr H T Price presided over a committee meeting in connection with the Builth Wells Agricultural Show, held at the Lion Hotel on Monday last, and others present were Messrs R T Roberts (Station road), Charles Jones (Swan Hotel), D Wooding (Penybont), Evan Williams (Dolinwydd), C Yaughan Weale (Church House), E Morris (Middle Hall), D M Price (Hendre), Ben Davies (Beulah) and J L Davies (Llwynmadoc). Stewards for the various classes were appointed and other arrangementsNwere made. THE HORSE RACES.—The Horse Races Com- mittee have again secured Mr Thomas Lant and Mr D F H Williams as judges. Mr Jack Price, Merthyr, will be the handicapper for the horse races, etc., and Mr Capel Bowen, of Hereford, has been appointed one of the managers of the whippet races. RENT AUDIT.—The Caer-Beris half-yearly rent audit took place on Monday afternoon at the Swan Hotel, when there was a full attend. ance of tenants. Mr C W Wodsnam attended on behalf of the landlord, Captain C Harcourt Wood, to receive the rents. MOTOR LAUNCH.—On Saturday evening a motor launch was for the first time tried on the Aber, near Builth Wells, by the lessee of the boating pavilion, Mr T R Worthington, and made a successful trip with passengers. For a dozen years or more the advisability of having a motor !aunch has been discussed in the town. ST. MARY'S BAND OF BOPE.-The members of St. Mary's Church Band of Hope closed the season on Saturday last by partaking of a sumptuous tea provided for them at the Vicarage. The season proved a record one as over ninety members were enrolled, and great credit is due to Miss Walters and others who gave their services. CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday morning the Builtb Wells Territorials, the members of the C.L.B., St. Mary's Training Corps and the members of the Red Cross Society and the ambulance men attended service at the Parish Church, when an appropriate sermon was preached by the Vicar. The Territorials were under the command of Surgeon-Capt. Griffiths Lieut. Arthur Bowen Hamer and Sergt. C Whislay were in charge of the C.L.B. and St. Mary's Training Corps; the Red Cross Ladies' Section was under the command of Mrs Harcourt Wood, and Mr H Bicknell was in charge of the ambulance men.
BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY. Welsh National Agricultural Show at Newport, July 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, 1914. CHEAP EXCURSION Tickets to NEWPORT. On WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, JULY 22nd and 23rd, 1914, Special Cheap Day Excur- sion Tickets will be issued fromBrecon. For full particulars see Company's bills. On TUESDAY, JULY 21st, Return Tickets, available for day of issue only, will be issued from all Brecon and Merthyr Stations to Newport at fare and a third. Minimum charge la. HERBERT R. PRICE, Secretary and General Manager.
CRICKHOWELL PARISH COUNCIL
CRICKHOWELL PARISH COUNCIL. SLAUGHTER HOUSE QUESTION SETTLED. Mr. Ed. Price Purchases. An important meeting of the Criokhowell Parish Council was held on Tuesday evening, when the slaughter house, yard and premises, which were the subject of the Police Court proceedin-a againtit Me Edward Price, butcher, of Crickhowell, as reported in our last week's issue, oame under discussion. There were present—The Rev H P Somerset (chairman), Messrs J Townsend, J Howell, H Thomas (Gilfach), J Powell, A Meale, W Parsons, C T Hudson, W V Jones and J Evans (Ivy Tower), the latter acting as clerk in the absence of Mr T Lewis. There was every indication that the-trouble- some qaestiou was about to be brought to a settlement, as outside the room were Mr Cbristor James, tbe solicitor acting for tbe Council in the recent proceedings, aud Mr Ed. Price and his solicitor, Mr T Vaughan. After tbo subject bad been considerably dis- I cussed by the Council, it was proposed by Mr J Howell, seconded by Mr J Powell, and re- solved that the resolution of the 27th of April last be rescinded, and that the premises be sold to Mr Price for the 8um of JE180, on the con- ditions of a resolution of the Council arrived at on March 10 jO last, which provided that Mr Price should also build a dividiug wall to take the place of the existing fence between the cemetery and the premises, and farther that he pays the whole of the extra expense that the Council have been put to up to date. It was further resolved that in the event of the negotiations which were still in progress between the Council and Mr Price once more proving abortive, the order for ejectment be enforced, and the premises taken down. At this stage of the proceedings Mr Christor James was called in, and acqoainted of the Council's decision, and Mr James explained the terms of an agreement for the conveyance of the property which he bad prepared in the event of the parties coming to terms. The Council unanimously agreed with the terms with the one exception to extend the time to the purchaser to four months instead of three, in which to build the boundary wall already referred to. Mr Price and Mr T Vaugban wore then called in, and the position was also explained to them by the Chairman. Mr Vaughan asked for a definite explanation as to what was meant by the wording contained in Mr Lewis's letter, that Mr Price was to be called upon to pay all the expenses accrued to date. What did it really mean ? The Chairman said the Council were agreed that they would be satisfied with the payment of the legal expenses which had been incurred. It transpired that Mr James' estimate of the costs to date amounted to about X28. Mr Yaughan intimated that Mr Price bad already offered to pay £10 towards it, which he thought was sufficient. A conversation then ensued between Mr James, Mr Yaughan and Mr Price, the result at last being that Mr Price agreed to purchase the premises at th9 price and terms above reported.
HAY. APPOINTMENT.—At a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Breconshire Education Authority held at Brecon on. July 5tb, the appointment of Mr Albert Havard, Bell Bank, Hay, as Clerk to the Hay Council School Managers, in the place of Mr Peter Mawdsley, was confirmed. ACCIDENT TO TENNIS PARTY.—As a party of tennis players were prooeeding to Brecon by motor-car on Saturday last the oar skidded when near Pontywal and two of the occupants were thrown on to the top of the hedge, receiving a few scratches. The car was damaged and the party were unable to go on, but the Rev H Griffith passed in his motor and undertook to arrange for a motor to be sent from Brecon and pick them up. GOLF MATCH POSTPONED.—The Hay golf team were to have played against Mr Chapman's team on the Hereford Links on Saturday last, but for various reasons the match had to be postponed. PBOPRRTY SALE.—On Thursday last at the Crown Hotel, the freehold farm known as "Hondon," Bryngwyo, containing 117 acres, 2 roods, 5 poles of pasture and arable land with common rights, was sold by auction to Mr H Byron, of Hay, for £ 1,250. URBAN COUNCIL INCIDENT.—In the disoussion at the Urban District Council meeting on Monday, the 6tb inst. about the use of the Coal Wbarf by shows for long spells, a remark of Councillor Jas Evans that the publicans were grumbling more than the shopkeepers was not noticed by our representative. It was nevertheless made, as enquiries prove. CRICKET.—Owing to the heavy rains on the morning of the 3tb, the match against Builth on the Brecon Road ground was postponed. PERSONAL.—We are pleased to hear that Mr Christopher Williams. Vaughan, eldest 800 of Mr Williams-Yaughan, of Pen-y-maes, is pro. gressing very favourably after his severe accident, which unfortunately occurred at Oxford during his examination for Final Honours. We are also glad to fiod that the examiners have given him an "iEgrotat" which will enable him to take his degree in due course. BREDWARDINK PETTY SESSIONS. Monday, before-Mr W. Mortimer Baylis and Major Booth.—Mr A. B. Watkins, on behalf of the Herefordshire C. C., prosecuted Albert Williams for killing game, without a licence. Defendant applied for an adjournment to the next court, which was granted. Thomas Davies was summoned for riding on a gambo without reins. P.S. Wm. Proctor proved the case and defendant, who did not appear, was fined 5s. and costs, lOa—John Page was summoned for riding a bicycle without a light. Defendant did not appear. P.S. Proctor proved the case. Fined 13s. inoluding costs.—Mr A. B. Watkins prosecuted Thomas James for keeping a dog without a lioenoe. Defendant's wife appeared. P.S. Proctor proved the case and defendant was fined 53. including costs. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Anniversary services were held in the Presbyterian Church, on Sunday last. The preacher was the Rev E. Symmons of Pontypool. AccrDENT.-On Friday last during a picnic, Miss Effie Cater, daughter of Councillor James Cater, had the misfortune to severely sprain her right ankle. She is making satisfactory progress. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MEETING-A garden meeting in Connection with women's suffrage was to have been held on Wednesday last week on the lawns at Nantyglastyr, the residence of Mr and Mrs James Williams, but owing to the rain it was held in the Drill Hall, which was nicely filled with an invited audience. The Chair was taken by Rev Idris Davies and Mrs James Williams was also on the platform. An excellent address was delivered by Miss H. Fraser, one of the principal lecturers on the subject. Mr D. J. Stokoe proposed a vote of thanks to the speaker and Mr Jas. Williams seconded. As a result of the meeting 10 new members gave in their names. UNITED SCHOOL Treat. The United Sunday Schools treat was held on Tuesday, the schools taking part being-Salvation Army, Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian. They met in Oxford Road, beaded by the Salvation Army Band, and paraded the town, marching on afterwards to Cooper's Hall Meadow for tea and sports. The use of the meadow was kindly given by Mr Prosser. The Rev. Idris Davies (C) was the hon. secretary, and made the necessary arrangements.
A UCTIONEERS & ESTATE AGENTS.— Particulars and conditions of sale, posters, catalogues (with plans and illustrations), tenancy agreements, &c., at the "Brecon County Times" Office, where specimens of high-class work may be seen.
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. VISITORS.—Among others visitors staying at the Cammarob Hotel during last week were Miss Crowtber (superintendent of nurses under the South Wales Nursing Association), Mrs Allisoa, Mr Allison, Captain Stuart, R.N. (Plymouth), and Mr Stenton. OTTBR HUNTING.—The otter bounds visited the district on Wednesday and Friday and good sport was obtained, a fine otter being killed on the latter day. MISSIONARY.—Ou Friday afternoon a large number of the parishioners accepted invitations to a garden party held on the Rectory lawn, when an address was given by Mias Abbot on the work of the Zenana Missionary Society in India And China. The weather was most favourable and these present felt very grateful to the Rev and Mrs Evans for their hospitality and excellent arrangements. GENERAL.—Anglers have had a good time during the past fortnight on the Irfon, Cam- march, and Dulas rivers. Considerable quan- tities of hay have been ingathered at several farms in the vicinity during the latter part of last week and the begiuning of this. The elementary schools of the district break up far the summer vacation on Friday week.
CRICKHOWELL. BOUND TO BE GUILTY.-On Monday last- before Dr. P E Hill and Mr Benjamin Watkins -Alfred Jones, of Church Lane, Criokhowell, labourer, was charged with doing malioious damage to a window, and also with being drunk and disorderly. It appears that the defendant, after coming home from his work on Saturday evening by the last G.W.R. motor 'bus from Abergavenny, went to his mother's house and armed himself with a long iron poker. He then paid a visit to his brother's house in Silver street. He knocked at the door and enquired of Mrs Jones whether Ike was in. The answer bping in the negative, he aimed a blow at Mrs Isaac Jones, which she avoided by promptly closing the door and bolting it. The defendant smashed the window frame and three panes of glass. P.C. Prosser was soon on the scene, and after some difficulty secured his man and locked him up. Defen. dant, on being asked by the Bench whether he pleaded guilty or not, said he sapposed he must have been guilty or he would not have been locked up. He remembered nothing whatever of the incident, and supposed he must have been insane at the time with a drop of drink. The Bench sentenced him to seven days' imprisonment for each offence, to run concurrently, and advised him to give up the drink. RAINFALL.-We have for some years been indebted to Mr E Pirie-Gordon, Gwernvale, for the rainfall statistics that have been published by oa, but during the pasf six months the figures have not been supplied owing to his absence from home on a continental tour. We are now able, on his return, to give our readers the following interesting particulars. Daring June rain fell on 8 days, the guage recording 2*23 inohee, against an average of 2 62 inches. The total for the past six months was 20-81 inches, as against an average of 17-56 inches. The excess is entirely due to the heavy rainfall in February and March. In the following table we give two sets of figures each month, the first being the recorded rainfall, and the second the averages :—January, 2 05, 3 31 February, 6 38, 3'18 March, 5 06, 3 08 April, 181, 2 76 May, 2 73, 2 66 June, 2 28, 2 62. PARISH COUNCIL.-At a Parish Council meet- ing, held on Tuesday, it was decided to ask Mr J V Richards to prepare plans for grave spaces in the recently consecrated part of the Cemetery. A long discussion foUowed respect- ing the erection of stile3 in the place of the old swing gates, on the path through the old Seymour Fields, led by Miss Solly-Flood. There was a general opinion that the stiles were of a most inconvenient kind, and it was unanimously decided to ask Miss Solly-Fiood to kindly replace the old swing gates, which were more convenient to the frequent users of this well-known footpath. Considerable discussion also took place regarding the alleged closing up of the roadway from Mill street leading into the same fields, by the lockiug of a gate by Miss Solly-Flood, and a committee was appointed to go into the matter. It was resolved that a latter be written to the District Council Surveyor, asking him to cause the Cwmbeth Lane to be cleared of a quantity of hedge growth, which rendered the road practi- cally impassable.
BWLCH. APPOINTMENT OF PASTOR.-In the place of the Rev. J R Evans, who lately resigned the pastorate of the Bwloh C.M. Chapel, Mr Hardee Merohant, B.A., B.D., has reoeived and accepted the call to Bwloh. The new minister will take up his duties early in the autumn. MISSION CHURCH.—On Sunday evening last the service at the Mission Room was conducted by Mr Gordon Picton, who recently passed his B.A. degree at St. David's College, Lampeter. Mr Picton preached an acceptable sermon, and bis rendering of the service gives promise of a successful ministerial career.
LLANBEDR. VISITORS.—Mr and Mrs Crawford, a lady and gentleman from America, have taken over Glyn Pedr for a few months. Mr and Mrs Hagbes are taking a holiday, daring which Mr Haghes hopes to enjoy some big game hunting in Africa. PRESENTATION.—On Friday evening last, at Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, his late sphere of labour, the Rector of Llanbedr was the happy recipient of several tokens of esteem. One of these was a beautifully illuminated address which accompanied a purse of gold. The wording of the address is as follows :—" Pre- sented to the Rev. T B Wyndham Lewis, B.A., July lOsh, 1914. We, the undersigned, on behalf ot the members of St. Peter's Charob, Suuday School, and choir greatly regret your departure from our midst, but beg to tender you oar most hearty and sincere congratulations on your preferment to the Rectory of Llanbedr with Patricio, and earnestly desire that you may long be spared to minister to the spiritual needs of your parishioners. We wish to record oar great appreciation of the admirable, sym- pathetic, and devoted manner in which you discharged your varied pastoral duties while amongst us and we shall ever retain pleasant recollections of your ability and earnestness as iI. preacher, reader, and intoner. We beg you to accept this illuminated address and the accompanying purse of gold as a tangible token of the esteem and affection in which yoa are held, and as an expression of our heartfelt good wisbfs for your future happiness. (Sigued) D Davies, B A. (vicar), A E V Gullie, E P L jwi8, Thomas Williams (churchwardens); jommittea, Mrs Evao Davies, MrR lr. Howells, Mis M J Wattp, W H Pollen, Evan Rees, BE Elliq Poole (hon. sec.)" Other gifts in- cluded a weather IBí', a nicely engraved nlver-niounted walking stick and a fouotain oen.
CATHEDINE. SHOOTING ACCIDENT.-On Thursday evening last, Mr Evans, of Cathedine Fawr, when out rabbit shooting in one of the meadows near che boase, met with an unfortunate aocideni. When he was getting over one of the hedges bis gun went off and with it the first fioger of Mr Evans' left hand, some of the shots at the jatne time grazing his neck and face. Very pluckily, the old gentleman started for home, where the housekeeper (Miss Jones) bandaged up the icjored band. The two sons (Meesrs William and Thomas Evans) were called from :be bay field, and a telephone message was sent by them to Talgarth, which secured the ittendance of Dr. Jayne, under whose treat- sent Mr Evans is progressing very favourably.
ABERCRAVE. SPECIAL SERVICES,-On Sunday special services were held in St. David's Church. At 8 a.m. there was a celebration of Holy Communion, at 10-30 Morning Prayer and English Sermon, at 2-30 p m. Evening Prayer and Welsh Sermon, and at 6 p.m. Evening Prayer and Welsh Sermon. The church was crowded at every service. The Rev D Charles, Ystalyfera, delivered eloquent sermons, and the services were intoned by the Rev J G Hughes, curate-in-charge, while the Welsh lessons were read by Aid. M W Morgan, J. P. One of the chief features of the services was the beautiful singing of the choir under the conductorship of Mr D W Jones. Mr W Thomas, Ystradgynlais, ably offi- ciated at the organ. PROTEST MEETING AGAINST SPANIARDS. On Monday evening, prior to the Unionist meeting reported elsewhere, a meeting was held by the workmen employed at the three local collieries for the purpose of taking steps to give in notice to the owners as a protest against the Spaniards working in the mines. Mr Henry Thomas, Pencae. pre- sided, and outlined the situation. Mr Mitchell Estaban (Spaniard) replied in a telling speech, proving that all the foreigners working in the district were loyal members of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and as long as they fell in with the customs of the district, they were entitled to have the support of the Federation. He appealed to the meeting for a free right to work in a free country. After a long discussion it was resolved to ask the miners' agent to confer with the colliery owners for the purpose of dis- missing the foreigners. Failing an arrangement, the matter is to be brought before the anthracite monthly meeting in Swansea the first week in August.
LLANGATTOCK. PRESENTATION.—On Wednesday the 8th, instant in the vestry after choir practice, Mr Frederick Bynon was presented with a plated tea service on the occasion of his marriage. The Rector (Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton) and organist (Mr S. W. Caine) both paid a tribute to the work done by Mr Bynon as a chorister and bellringer for many years past. The presentation was made by Mrs Cole-Hamilton, and Mr Bynon suitably replied. The inscription reads "Presented to Mr Frederick Arthur Bynon by the churchworkers of Llangat- tock, on the occasion of his marriage, June 24th, 1914."
BEULAH. CLERICALS.—The Rev J Williams, who has been curate-in-cbarge of Eglwys-Oen-Duw since last April, left on Monday, and will shortly commence duties at Builth Road. Daring bis stay at Beulah he endeared himself to all with whom he came in oontact, and both Nonconformists and Churchmen greatly regret his departure, and join in wishing him every happiness and much usefulness in his new sphere of labour. The church services will be conducted by the Rev Mr Williams, of Crewe, next Sunday, and on the following Sunday by the new Vicar (Rev J Y Evans), who will be in residence at Aberannell early in the week. OBITUARY.—We are sorry to record the death of Mr Rhys Jones, Brynmoelddu, which took place on Sauday morning last after a very long and painful illness. Deceased, who was 81 years of age, was remarkably active up to about a year ago, but he had been suffering more or less for years. He leaves a widow and several grown up children. A report of the funeral, which takes place to-day (Thursday) at the Congregational Church, will appear in our next issue.. AGRICULTURAL.—Several fields of bay of ex- cellent quality and in well-harvested condition have been ingathered in this neighbourhood. Grain and root crops, it is satisfactory to note, are very promising and the potatoes are, as far as one is able to judge, remarkably free from fungoid diseases. Local shearings are practically over, and one is glad to observe that the fleeces compare most favourably with those of previous years. Suocnss.-The result of the examination of school teachers in cottage and allotment gardening held in April last -by the Royal Horticultural Society bas just been published, and among the successful oandidatea is Mr T D Griffith8, Llwynmadoc School. 828 can- didates entered for the examination, and Mr Griffiths is number 121 on the list (second class). This examination qualifies him for the F.R.H.S. certificate.
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Mrs. Gibson-Watt's Portrait. A writer in Monday's Daily Mirror" states: I looked in at the Grafton Galleries the other morning to see the portraits the Royal Society of Portrait Painters is exhibiting there. Among the exhibits is a portrait by Mr Hugh Glazebrook of Mrs Gibson-Watt which attracted my attention. The picture and the original are both interesting. Mrs Gibson Watt is the wife of a large landowner in Brecknockshire, a descendant of Watt who first taught us that steam could drive machinery. Captain Gibson-Watt has a beautiful house on the Wye, which contains many portraits of the great inventor. The house is a Mecca for scores of enthusiastic scientists and engineers from all parts of the world, who make a pilgrimage there to pay homage to the memory of the man whose obser- vations of the erratic movements of a kettle-lid have meant so much to the world."
Printing. Every kind of Printing Cheaply and Promptly Executed at the BRECON COUNTY TIMES. BARGOED" COAL. THE MOST LASTING COAL IS WELSH." THE BEST WELSH COAL 18 11 BARGOED." The only plrice obtainable in Brecon is at THE Breconshire Coal & Lime I CO. It is sold at all the Company's Retail Depot;y. Trnck Loads (4 to 10 tons) may be had at any Station in Wales at Factors'prices.
=============== MARKETS GUIDE. Trade and Prioes. HAY, Monthly Stock Fair, Thursday-^ large supply of lambs, prices ranging from to 30s; wetbers from 40s to 50s. Some £ 0°: Bteers on sale—two year olds from £ 15 to and yearlings £ 9 to £ 12. Only a small sapP1^ of cows and calves. TALGARTH, General, Friday.The sappV was again not op to the demand. Prices Eggs, 14 for Is; butter, lid and la pe' dressed fowls, 4s 6d to 7s per coaple (ibickellih 28 6d to 6a per couple; ducks, 5s to 7s 6d P couple; rabbits, 6d each raspberries, 6d quart; black currants, 6d per quart; te currants, 6d a quart. TALGARTH Fair, Friday.—The July falÓ. was small owing to the harvest being 10 swing. What few horses were offered n3.. the Bame rates as last Fair. Other prioe8Vi Yearling steers, £ 8 to £ 11; three half-yea'8*0' steers, £ 10 to £ 12; 2-years-old steers, £ 16 oows and calves, £ 16 to £ 20; lamb, r', to 9Jd per lb; wether mutton, 8d to 9d perl"' veal, Sid to 9d per lb; best beef, 7d to 8d pet lb; cow beef, 6d to 7d por lb; pork, 118 score; cart pigs, 189 to 22s. BRECON, General, Friday.—A good soppl and brisk clearance. Prioes butter, Is pe* eggs, 11 for Is; fowls, 2a 9d to 3s 3d eftC»' chickens. 5 6d to 6s 6j per couple; dook I 68 6d to 7s 6d per couple; cheese (Welsb), 9, to lOd per lb ditto (ewe), lid per lb goOse berries, 2j per quart; black currants, 4d pet quart; winberries, 6d to 9d each. BUILTH WELLS, General, Monday- Good supply and brisk demand for dairy farm jtrodnce, and early clearance The prices wereBptter, lid to Is per J"; eggB, 13 a Is fowls, 4s to 4a 6d per coup* chickens, 4a 6d to 5s per couple; ducklings* to 59 6d per couple rabbits, 7d to 8d eacb. BUILTH WELLS, Stock, Monday.— supply of stock consisted chiefly of fat store lambs, a few yearling bullocks, and a supply of cows with calves. 10 the sheep ttsdo last week's prices were more than maiatsioed, Fat lambs made 4 £ d par lb, and store lao?1^ which were in great demand, sold at pricfs ranging from 24s to 27s each, yearling bull°g made from £ 7 to £ 9 each, and cows and from 14 to £18. There was a good attendso of dealers, but owing to the hay hrleo being in,full swing in the neighbourhood m farmers remained at home, and those who b* brought stock to market returned home earlier than usual to atteudlto tbe harvest.. HEREFORD Cattle, Wednesday. — S^j supply and attendance meagre. Beef 8d to per lb, stores late rates with little dema^j wether mutton up to 9d per lb, fat lambs Few pigs—porkers 6d per lb, very little trade store pigs veal dear. j. HEREFORD Poultry, Wednesday. dressed poultry trade improved on last weelttØ chickens 5s to 6s 6d per couple, ducks 4s 6d 14 6s 6d. Butter was Is per lb wholesale and ls. retail; hen eggs 12 a Is wholesale and 11 ret*11 turkey eggs 9 a Is wholesale and 8 retail egga 11 a Is wholesale and 10 retail. QtJ;¡ø demand for fair supply live poultry— down, 3s to 4s 6d per couple, ducks cheap a to 4s per couple.
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TALYBONT-ON-USK. t„ DEATH OF MR. C. J. C. DAVIES.—We record the death of Mr Charles J. C. Davies Mrs Davies, Tynyrheol, Cross Oak), who PTii# away on the 5th inst. Deceased had been for some time, but the news of his death cao3 shock to the neighbourhood. Mr -Davie3, r educated at Christ College, Brecon, whi^ v entered in 1895. He soon became fatn0"^ athletic circles, winning several cups and trophies, chiefly in high jumps and quartet competitions. He gained his colours at the for Rugby, and with the noted Welsb Intern**1, f, three-quarter, Dr E. T. Morgan, was one °W" fastest wingers playing at that time. 19110sio health not failed him he would undoubtedlYte earned international honours. During the I*3 fK seasons he kept goal for the local Soccer tea# funeral took place at Llanhgan Parish Ch^v Wj Thursday last. The chief mourners Davies (mother), Mr and Mrs J Powell, (brother-in-law and sister), Mr and Mrs fr ri Davies, Rhymney (brother and sister-in-l^ and Mrs D. Hughes, Dowlais (brother-in-l^tP^- sister), Mr and Mrs F. Davies. Dowlais ("J and sister-in-law), and Misses Winifred ant[e^te Davies (sisters). A large crowd had asseO1^ the Church. The service was conducted t tPj Rev. John Price, and the favourite hymns deceased, "Jesu, lover of my soul," ej: ages," and "O God, our help in ages pa3) were sung. Wreaths were sent by the f°"% —From Mother, Winnie, and Mary; Mary and Elsie (Gethinog); Albert and Doline and Hubert; David and Bertha Viegan and Maudie Fred, Greta, and c (it^e,A Mr and Mrs Maddy Mr and Miss Jenkins, a P „ hill; All at Brooklyn Eev and Mrs Price Cl Anketell Jones, Llanfigan Rectory Leon»r tis, Llanfigan K. Jones, etc.
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CRICKET. (Continued from Page 6.] Llanfaes Brigade v. Taigarth Asylum. This match was played at Talgarth on Saturday and resulted in a win for the Asylum by 62 rans. W Holmes, bowling for the winners, did the "bat trick" and also took a fourth wicket in the same over. Shelton batted well for the Asylum, making his 72 in fine fashion. W Chandler made top soore for the Brigade, hitting up 54. Scores LLANFAES BRIGADE. H Webb, b Tobin 1 R Mighall, c Hughes, b Tobin 0 J Llewelyn, Ibw, b Rees 39 W Chandler, o L Shelton, b Harries 54 F Sullivan, Ibw, b L Shelton 5 G Price, b L Shelton 1 L Williams, b Holmes 4 T Sullivan, not out 7 S Evans, c L Shelton, b Holmes 0 F Evans, c Harries, b Holmes 0 S Williams, b Holmes 0 Extras 12 Total.123 TALGARTH ASYLUM. W Shelton, c G Prioe, b Mighall 11 L Shelton, b G Price 72 J Rees, b Mighall 0 F Moses, b Chandler, 27 S Hughes, at Webb, b Chandler 10 J Tobin, b Mighall 13 W Franklin, c L Williams, b Price 14 W Holmes, b F Sullivan 0 C Barnett, o Llewelyn, b Price 6 F G Howis, not out 13 C Harries, o Llewelyn, b Sullivan 15 Extras 4 Total.185 Blaina Y. Talgarth Asylum. Played on the 6th inst. and won by the former. Scores BLAINA. J Lowery, at Shelton, b Shelton 11 J Watkins, o Holmes, b Tobin 1 T T Williams, b L Shelton 17 V Chaffey, b L Shelton 0 T Taylor, o Holmes, b L Shelton 13 J Williams, c L Shelton, b J V Rees 0 P Jones, b L Shelton 9 D Jelly, b L Sbelton 9 J Jones, a 8Dd b Holmes, 25 J Thomas, o Creasy, b b Shelton 14 A Williams, not out 20 Extras 9 Total 128 TALGARTH ASYLUM. W Shelton, b Cbaffey 10 Dr. Pugh, b Chaffey 1 L Shelton, at Taylor, b Chaffey 0 J V Rees, b J Williams 12 F Moses, b J Williams 2 W Holmes, lbw, b Chaffey 1 W Franklin, b Chaffey 0 J Tobin, c Taylor, b Chaffey 22 G Creasy, c Cbaffey, b J Williams 1 C Barnett, b Cbaffey 1 M Reardon, not out 1 Extras 9 Total. 60 Crickhowell v. Gilwern. Played at Crickbowell on Saturday last, resulting in a draw much in favour of the home team, who batted first and declared when they had oompiled 125 runs for nine wickets. The &v. R M Cole-Hamilton was in splendid form for his 57 runs. Scores :— OBICKHOWBLL. W Townsend, lbw, b A Jones 8 J Martin, b A Jones 3 D W Ellis, o A Jones, b A Provan 6 A Davies, b A Jones 18 A E Davies, b A Jones 4 R Evans, run out 1 Rev. R M Cole-Hamilton, not out 67 G F Loam, o G H Hiley, b J Jonathan 11 D T Williams, ran out 1 J Phillips, b G H Hiley 4 A Hodge, not out 4 Extras 8 Total.125 GILWBBN. D James, b A E Davies 2 Captain Partridge, Ibw, b A E Davies. 13 J Jonathan, c Rev. Cole-Hamilton, b G F Loam 15 G H Hiley, Ibw, b G F Loam 6 A Lewis, b G F Loam 8 A Provan, o R Evans, b A E Davies 7 D G Harris, not out 2 T James, not out 1 Extras 2 Total (six wks). 56 A Jones, J Pickering and A Watkins did not bat.