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HAY. B BED WARDING PETTY SESSIONS.—Monday, before Messrs W. Mortimer Baylis, and C. E. Tunnard Moore. Febrnary 8tb was fixed as the date of the annual licenei ng sessions. An application made on behalf of Mrs Mary Dundee. Hereford, for a warrant of ejectment against William Wanton, Green cottage,Bredwardine was granted. DEATH OF A FOKMEK RESIDENT. The Times" cf :he 9tb instant, cent-nined the following obituary notice—"On the 4th instant (suddenly), Robert James Long, of the National Provincial Bank, Salisbury, aged 58 years." The late Mr R. J. Long was for several years Manager of the local Branch of the National Provincial Bank. WONDERFUL PRESERVATION OF A LETTER.— Mr Stuart Ferris, of the Shipping and Castoms Staff, Vancouver, British Columbia. wraje home to bis parents, Mr and Mrs J. Ferris, of High Town, on May 2ht last, hot the letter has only just been received by tbv-m-Jan. 6th. It had been forwarded in a covering envelope by the Postal Authorities at Montreal and had tbe following typewritten and interesting information printed across it :—"Recovered by divers froca the wreck of S. S. Empress of Ireland." With exception of the gum having disappeared from the envelope, both that and the letter were in perfect condition. GOLF CLu-B.-The Graystone Cup, won by Capt. Psae ck, has been on view in tbe shop of Mr H. R Grant, Castle-street, during the past week. HAY BORDERERS RETURNED—Private Thomas Price, of tbe Sooth Wales Borderers, a native of Hay, has been wounded, and is now being treated in the Red Cross Hospital at Elles- mere. Private Humphrey Powell, son of the late Mr Powell, relieving officer, who has returned from tbe Front suffering* from rheumatism, is now in Hay residing with bis sister, Mrs Padham, SOCIAL GATHERINGS.—A social gathering was held at the Congregational Church Schoolroom on Tuesday, the 5th inst.—A "long night" dance was held at the Hay Liberal Club on Thursday last, when about sixty were present. Mr Rhys Harding (piano) and Mr Garnet Williams (violin) were accompanists. VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS,—A meeting of the committee appointed by the Hay Urban District Council was held at the Crown Hotel, Hay, on Tuesday evening, to consider the advisability of forming a Volunteer Training Corps to be affiliated with the Central Association. Mr C E Tunnard Moore was in the chair. The meeting was very well attended and it was unanimously decided to form a corps and to become affiliated with the central body. Mr C E Tunnard Moore was unani- mously chosen as the commandant and Colour- sergeant Reece Morris as hon, secretary. It was further decided to commence the enrolment of members on Tuesday, the 19th, at 7.30, at the Drill Hall. AT THE STORMING OF TSING-TAu.-Private Fred Davies, of tbe 2nd Sonth Wales Borderers, who was present at tbe storming of Taing-Tao, has sent a description of the final assault to his parents, Mr aDd Mrs J Davies, of Garibaldi Terrace, from which it appears that the Allies, in making their final assault, bad to get over a twenty foot wall running the entire length of the redoubts, across barbed wire entanglements twenty yards wide, up a slope without any cover, across another lot of entanglements and up a second slope against maxims, pompons, and rifle fire, and finally bayonets. DAY SCHOOLS.—The day schools of the town re-opened after the Christmas Holidays on Monday last. THE WAR AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS.—The following is an extract from the Vicar's letter in this month's Parish Magazine :—" Owing to the War our social Church life has been restricted. It has been felt that it would be quite wrong to think of pleasure when our brave soldiers and sailors are facing the hard- ships of war for as." CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION. A meeting of tbe Committee appointed at tbe annual meeting of the Hay Rural Deanery Sunday School Association to formulate rules, select books &o., for the setting up of a library in connection with tbe training of tbe Sunday School Teachers of tbe Deanery, was held at the Parish Hall on Satqrday afternoon and was presided over by the Rev. J. J. deWinton in the unavoidable absence of the Rural Dean, Preb. Thomas Williams.
LLANBEDR. TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT.—On Thursday last Mr and Mrs Browne-Davies gave their annual treat to the children of tbe parish, together with a few invited guests. It has been the practice for the last 23 years to give this treat, and the children quite look forward to it. After a sumptuous tea, there was an enter- tainment, the programme of which was as follows :-Introduction, Mr J Evans; "Royal Family," National Anthem, Mrs Evans; Read- ing, How they went to School," Britannia (symbolical), Rule Britannia, Mr Browne- Davies; patrtotic song, There's a Land," Miss Muriel Evans; "France" (symbolical), National Anthen, Mons. du Connick A trip to Aden," Mr J Evans; "Belgium" (symbolical), National Anthem played and sung by Mons. du 'Connick reading, A Christmas chicken" Russia "(symbolical), National Anthem, Mons. du Connick; song, Do you want to be a Soldies ? Miss Muriel Evans reading, A little help"; "Japan" (symbolical), National Anthem, Mr Browne-Davies reading, Two old scores Holland (symbolical), National Anthem, Mc Browne-Davies; readings, "Maxims for children" and "Professor's Snuff-box"; 44 Italy" (symbolical), National Anthem, Mr Browne-Davies; "Venice, the bride of the sea," pianoforte and mouth organ, Master Mrs and Victor Evans; readings, "U mjiji, a baby Elephant" and His first Smoke" "America" (symbolical), National Antbem, Mr Browne-Davies ballad, "Dreams of home," Miss Muriel Evans; Miscellaneous Descrip- tions, Mr J Evans; "Queen Alexandra," "Good night" song, Good night, my friend," Mons, dn Connick. The programme, which was illustrated by over 120 beautiful lantern slides, was givtn by the kindness of Mr J Evans and family, assisted by Mons du Connick. In sing. ing The Marseillaise in the French language, Mons. du Connick was joined by the Llanbedr School Children. At the conclusion, Mr and Mrs Browne-Davies were cheered vociferously for their kind generosity. Cheers were also given for Mr Evans and family and Mons du Connick, also to Miss Hooper fcr presenting a box of sweets. After the presentation of oranges by Mrs Beowne-Davies, the party broke up. I
LLANFRYNACH. SOCIAL.-A very enjoyable social was held at the Parish Hall on Wednesday evening. The Rev and Mrs Hilary Lewis are to be congratu- lated upon the excellent arrangements made for the amusement of the company. Refreshments were provided during the course of the evening, and games, songs, and dances made the time fly rapidly. Thanks are due to kind friends who lent games, cards and tables, and also made contributions towards the refreshments. READING Room.-This is an institntion which has existed in Llanfrvnach for an unbroken period of 30 years, but at the commencement of the winter the members felt that, in consequence of the war, it was unfair to make a call upon their patrons for funds, and decided to let the matter stand over until the New Year. At the general meeting, held on Friday evening, it was decided to re-open the room for the remainder of the winter months. The Rector (Rev Hilary W Lewis) presided. With a view to minimising the expenses, some of the members present kindly undertook to provide papers for the use of the room. Mr Roland Davies has undertaken the secretarial work, in succession to Mr J Walters, who is now at Aden with the Breconsbire Territorial Force.
BATTLE. RESIGNATION.—At the meeting of the Staffing and Salaries Committee of the County Educa- tion Authority, held on Friday, the resignation was received of Miss Adams, teaober at the Bittla Cpaneil Sohool.
BRECON AND RADNOR FARMERS UNION
BRECON AND RADNOR FARMERS' UNION. Meeting at Talgarth. A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Tower Hotel, Talgartb, when there were present Messrs J. W. Jones (chairman). T. Price (Llwynbarried). Jenkic Evans (Great House, Talgarth), Mervyn T. Davies (Lower Porthamal), R. T. Rogers (Glasburv), 0. W. Davies (Aberdubonwy), J. W. Jones (Sbeepbouse). David W. Price (Seccy Bridge), A. M. Pngh (The Grove, Knigbton), J. M. Price, A. E. Havard (Glas. bury), W. Thomas (Wernllwyd). M. D. Phil. lips (Brecon), and the Secretary (Mr J. P. Griffiths). MOTOR MILEAGE. Mr Mervyn Davies observed that the Brecon- shire County Council had not yet gone into the scale of charges for motor travelling allowance to their officials, but the figures, he hoped, would be presented at the next meet. ing of the Council. With regard to the resolution passed at a meeting of the Executive at Builth Wells, re speed of cars, the Secretary said he had sent copies of be resolution to the Chief Constables of Breconsbire and Radnorshire, and the fermer bad acknowledged receipt JUMBLE SALES FOR WAR FUNDS. Mr Mervyn Davies said he failed to see that much could be accomplished by the suggestion of jumble sales, nor did he see how they could be carried out. The Secretary said the idea was for farmers to sell out-of-date implements and machines. In some cases they also sold sheep and cattle, and at enormous prices. The Chairman said the Glasbury Branch had been discussing the matter, but had adjourned it for further consideration. LABOUR IN WAR TIMES. The Secretary reported that he bad received a letter from the Divisional Officer, Welsh District Labour Exchange, re provision of farm labour, and he had put him in communication with the secretaries of the thirteen branches of the Brecon and Radnor Union. In Hereford they had received a communication from the official of the Birming- ham District. The officials were very anxious to get in touch with the farmers, so as to have some understanding with them. The Exchange at Hereford was doing good work, but when the labour question became acute they would be able to do more. Mr 0 W Davies asked if they thought that any genuine farm labourer would apply to the Labour Exchange. The Secretary said that people were often suited at Hereford Labour Exchange. Mr Mervyn Davies said he believed that only those who had been brought up to farm work, afterwards went in for something else, and then had a desire to come back to the land, would apply at the Labour Exchange. It was agreed that the Secretary should supply the officials of the Labour Exchange with the names of the secretaries of each branch, so that they could be communicated with. HARD WORK TO KEEP UP MEMBERSHIP. The Secretary remarked that he had been afraid the membership would go down owing to the war, and during the last five months he had found it very hard work to keep things going. For the year 19113 Brecon branch had 52 members, and for 1914, 41. Builth, 1913, 118 1914, 82. Crickhowell, 1913, nil: 1914, 32.. Erwood, 1913, 49 1914, 50. Gledstry, 1913, 29 1914, 17. Glasbury, 1913, 90 1914, 73. Knighton, 1913, 97 1914, 70. Penybont, 1913,38 1914, 44, Rhayader, 1913, 11 1914, 15- Rhosgoch, 1913, 29 1914, 18. Sennybridge, 1913, 20 1914, 28. Talgarth, 1913, 60 1914, 56. Upper Chapel, 1913, 25 1914, 27. The total number of members for 1913 was 608 and for 1914, 570. The Chairman said they had reason to con- gratulate themselves on the position of the Union, taking into consideration what the country was passing through at this time. He hoped they would all put their shoulders to the wheel and make the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union a thousand strong. Mr Mervyn Davies said that he considered their position very gratifying. Mr D W Price said that the Sennybridge branch was going on favourably. Mr 0 W Davies said in the future the Union would be more useful to the farmers than ever, as after the present war was over the taxes would be heavier. Mr R. T. Rogers said he noticed in a speech delivered a short time ago by an M P. the state- ment that the farmers were not paying their share of taxes and when men made such remarks it was quite time farmers should look out for them- selves. (Applause.) FINANCE. The balance sheet showed that £ 69 5s 9d had been received during the year, and the expenditure was jE59 Is 5d, leaving a balance of Y.10 4s 4d. The meeting gave a bonus of £ 5 to the Secretary, and spoke very highly of the work he had done for the Union. It was agreed to hold the annual meeting of the Union at Builth Wells. HUMAN NATURE AT WORK. The following resolution from the Glasbury Branch was discussed That we call the atten- tion of the Executive to the fact that farmers are excessively charged by agents coming round selling horse and cattle condiments of low per- centage." The members were unanimous in their opinion that people were greatly misled in this way, that they paid much more than the value of the stuff, and should be warned.
Colwyn Rural District Council I
Colwyn Rural District Council. Mr William Powell (chairman) presided over the monthly meeting of tbe Colwyn Rural District Council and others present were Messrs John L Davies, Wm Prothero, Thomas Price John Price, Thomas Davies and W Walter Lennard (clerk). TALISDTJ BRIDGE. The Clerk reported that the Roads Board would send an inspector at the request of the Council to investigate the Talisdu ford with regard to the width of the suggested new bridge and would report to the Council later on. The Clerk was instructed to serve a notice on all the overseers in the rural district of Colwyn as they were in arrears with their calis, and if the same ware not paid in seven days to take proceedings to recover the same.
LLYSWEN. SPECIAL DAY OF I.NTICRCIESSION.-The collections taken in the church on Sunday, January 3rd,in aid of the British Red Cross Society, amounted to zC4 8s. lOd.
BWLCH. CONCERT COMMITTEE.—As reported in the last week's issue of this paper, a concert in aid of the County War Fund was held in the Parish Hall, > on New Year's night. The committee, including Messrs W. Parry, chairman, Isaiah Price, treas- urer, and J. Mainwaring, secretary, met together on Friday last to present the accounts, which redound to the credit of the Committee and the gratifying response of the inhabitants of the district. The total receipts amounted to R22 3s. expenses X6 7s. leaving a balance of j615 16s. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr A. A. Talbot and Mr W. Parry for their respective donation and also to Mrs Gwynne Holford for her purchase of tickets and sending np to the concert sash a strong contingent of the Belgian Refugees. MITTENS FOR THE TERRTERs.-In December last at the suggestion of Mrs Talbot, Treholford a collection, from Llangorse, Cathedine and Bwlch, was made with the objeot of providing comforts for the Brecknockshire Territorials stationed at Fort Hubberstone, Pembrokeshire. With the money collected, to which was added a supple- mentary donation from Mrs Talbot, each man was supplied with a useful and beautiful pair of mittens for which the Captain of the Company (C) on behalf of the men has expressed their gratitude and delight.
THE AGE OF ADVERTISING.-Yoo are tired of these oft-repeated oatcb phrases, perhaps yet yon cannot get away from them. This is the age of Advertising: even the Army is advertised. Since you most live in it, make the most of it. To do this in business, yon have jast got to do what everybody else is doing—Advertise You will get left if you don't. The Brecon County Times will help JOB to advertise in tbe right way.
I A FINE BRITISH GUN. I The very fin gun shown in our picture is a British weapon, and was one of those that helped to hurry the Germans from the Marne to the Aisne. Since this picture was taken in the autumn, t'-ese CUDS have done solid work. The protection over the ears of the soldiers is rendered necessary by the great concussion caused on the firing of these monster guns. I BELGIAN CAVALRY. A feature of the operations in Flanders has' been the effective work of the Belgian cavalry. Our picture shows a column of these warriors on the march. A renewal of their activities has taken place lately. Their great powers of endurance have been recog- nised by commentators, and German losses testify eloquentIy to the quality of their charges. I BAVARIAN BRUTALITY. This picture illustrates the doings of the German soldiers, which, as recounted in the French Black Book, have shocked the con- science of Christian Europe. Popular imagi- nation has credited the Prussians wkh the most objection able features incidental to the imposition of Kultur upon France, but the soldiers, shown, turning innocent a; ;l ;:>c\l people from their homes, are r-, ■" •• 0 record is indeed one of almost unirr !.1í:" cruelty. THE FOOD OF THE REFUGEES. Holland, like our own country, is enter- taining a large number of Belgian refugees, and a group is shown in our picture attend- ing to its rations at Bergen-op-Zoom. All ages, it will be observed, are represented, and despite their unhappy situation, there is a general air of cheerfulness and comrade- ship. The cauldron contains a very nutritious soup, much favoured by the Belgians.
BUILTH WELLSJ fjjH1Yr
BUILTH WELLS/J 'f;- jj ,H1"Y.r; ARTISTIC.-Potraits of the King and the British Naval ai-td Military Commanders, the Flags cf the Alius, the Eacutchson of Wales, and the Trenches of the Troops arc included io my Patriotic Illuminated Address. This can be executed on Vellum, Bristol or Mill Board, and frarnei complete. Pictures eleaued arid restored. Paintings from any photograph. Estimates free. Referees for/latest work—the late Victor of Alltmawr, Miss Lewis, Church House, Myd- ffai (on behalf of Major Gwynne, S.W.B., who is on dutv), and Mr Walter Ws bb, Llaugnntec. -F. D. B. GEORGE, Artist, Baiifcb Wr.ii-. AMID every manifestation of sorrow and regret the mortal remains of Mr John Pierce were laid to rest at the Csdvioistio Methodist burial ground, Tregaron. Service was held at the chapel and the ministers who officiated were the Rev Lewis James (Builth Wells), Rev Morgan Evans (Tregaron), and Rev Robert Jones (Towyn). Further references to the deceased gentleman are made in another column. APPLICATION FOR BETTER RAILWAY ARRANGEMENT.—At a meeting of the executive committee of the Brecon and Radnor Farmers' Union held at Talgarth last Tuesday, Mr 0 W Davies, Aberdubonwy, observed that the Cambrian Railways Co. were unable to meet the requirements of dealers at the various markets in Mid, Walet There was great difficulty in getting trucks to take stock from Builth Wells to various centres, and dealers would not attend their markets and fairs as they would do if they had better railway facilities. He then gave notice that he would move a reso. lution relative to this matter at the next meeting of the Union. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—Mr Thos. Pugh (chairman) presided over the fortnightly meet- ing of the Builth Rural District Council held on Monday, when there attended Rev David Owen and Messrs C W Woosnam, Rees Powell, J B Richards, Roger Powell, David Jones, J J Hope, James Jones, E Williams, Isaac Thomas, Rees Jones, T Pugh (Newbuilding), J Jones, Rees Davies, S G Tnlk, David Davies, Roger Evans, Thos Davies and W Walter Lennard (deputy clerk).—The County Road Surveyor wrote stating that the County Council could not recommend the list of roads to be placed in class 2 in the Council's district to the Road Board owing to the fact that there was not sufficient traffic passing over them. He further informed the Council that motor signs had been .erected in Cilmery village and one each side the Council school, Llanganteo ,-A petition was received and considered from the roadmen employed by the Council for an increase of wages from 18s to 20s per week. In the petition it was pointed out that the county roadmen had received another advance and were receiving £1 per week previously. It was agreed that the Council could not grant the application at pre- sent.—Mr J J Hope, in accordance with the notice of motion duly given, moved that the Surveyor should be instructed to repair Aber- gwessin footbridge. The motion was carried and the nature of the work to be done was left to the Surveyor.
LANBEDR-PAINSCASTLE. PATRIOTIC CONCERT.—A grand concert was held in the Hall, Painscastle, on Friday last, in aid of the Prince of Wales and the Belgian Relief Funds. The chair was taken by the Rev. W J Jones, Vicar of Painscastle, who said the working machines of the concert were the members of the Agricultural Society of the district. A few weeks ago the hon. sec. (Mr Vaughan Jones, The Lane), asked him to be present in their committees and they elected him to be chairman of that concert, and very soon it developed into a concert between Church and Chapel people. The Vicar added that he was very proud of this, as it was really a beautiful ilustra- tion of the Allies on the battle-field, There were men in our fighting line representing a veriety of creeds, and they were fighting shoulder to shoulder against an awful foe, and if that could be done on the continent, surely Church and Chapel people could come together, as they did, in order to do all they could to aid the Prince of Wales and Belgian Relief Funds. The object of the former was to help the widows and the orphans of our brave men who had died on the battle-field, and the object of the latter was to help the Belgians in every possible way, hoping they would see some day the Germans swept out of their native land. The Belgians were "no tin men," "no tin soldiers" as the Germans said at the begining of the War they had fought with great courage and bravery, and in defending their own country they were also defending France and finally defending Great Britain. It was high time that war should be abolished altogether, and that national differences should be settled by arbitration; that questions should be settled not by loss of life and of blood, but by the preservation of life, so that we might realise the "Ethics" of the Sermon on the Mount by our Lord, who said, "Blessed are the Peace- makers." The Chairman read a letter from Mr Rees, Rhulen, who was unable to take part in the concert owing to a nephew of his being posted "missing" in connection with the loss of H.M.S. Formidable. Mr Sheldon, Llowes, took his place admirably. The following was the programme :— Russian National Anthem, the Painscastle United Choir; eolo, Miss M Tuck; part song, "In this hour of Softened Splendour," Mr Sheldon and Ladies' choir, Llowes; solo, "Husband," Miss M Price; recitation, Miss B Lewis; song, Mr L Goodwin, Hay part song, "The Bells of Aber- dovey," Mr Sheldon and party; recitation, Miss Dolly Davies pianoforte solo, Mr Rhys Harding, Hay; Belgian National Anthem, Painscastle United Choir, song, Mr J Williams; part song, "When evening twilight," Mr Sheldon and party solo, Miss Price; soJo, Mr Sheldon recitutution, Mr R Harding; duet, Master W M Jonea and Mr i J Lewis part song, "Softly fall the shades of Evening," Mr Sheldon and party; solo, Miss Tuck; solo, Mr L Goodwin; pianoforte I solo, "The Marsellaise," Mr Rbys Harding God bless the Prince of Wales," Paioa- castle United Choir; solo, Mrs Roberts. The Chairman, having called attention to the fact that tea was provided in the hall for those who came from a distance and took part in .the concert, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Harding, Mr Goodwin, Miss M Price, Mr Sheldon and party, and to all those musical friends and reciters who took part in the concert. This was seconded by Mr V Jones, the hon. sec. of the Agricultural Society, and carried with cheers. A vote of thanks was also proposed by the Chairman to the Baptist friends for the loan of the hall for the occasion, and one of the Congregationalists present was called on to second jt. Mr W T Jones, the Lane, proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding and for assisting them in every possible way to make the concert a success, especially by training the united choir of Painscastle. This was seconded by Mr Lloyd, Pendre, and received with cheers. The accompanists were Messrs R Harding f and T L Jones, the Vicarage.
The Price of Wheat
The Price of Wheat. Suggestions having been made that the recent rise in the price of wheat and flour has been due to the withholding of stocks from consumption, the Board of Agriculture think it desirable to state that the returns which they have collected of stocks held by corn merchants, millers, etc., afford no evidence in support of such statements. The latest returns show that the stocks now held are almost exactly the same as they were a month ago. English wheat was freely offered until the exceptionally wet weather in December hindered thrashing, and, in view of the uncertainty as to the maintenance of prices at their present level, it is unlikely that farmers will, to any extent, refrain from selling their wheat in the ordinary course. The Special Inspectors of the Board throughout the country have instructions to report at once any complaint of unreasonably withholding stocks from consumption, but up to the present all such complants have, on investigation, proved to be unjustified. In view of exaggerated statements as to the present level of prices, it may be pointed out that the Gazette average price of wheat during Decem- ber was lower than it was in July 1909. In that year the average price for the four months May- August was 42s. 7d., whereas for the four months September-December 1914 it was 39s. 2d.
NEW IDEAS.—If you want New Ideas in Concert Bills and Programmes to attract attention, try the Brecon County Times Office. New ideas in Printing are always being worked out there, with New Type and 00 every kind and quality of paper. I »
MARKETS GUIDE. Trade and Prices. BRECON, Provision, Friday.—A fair supply and brisk trade. Prices butter Is 3d per lb; eggs 7 for Is, fowls 5s 6d to 63 Gd per couple, ducks 6s 6d to 7s 6d per couple, geese 10d per lb, turkeys Is per lb, pork, sparerib lOi n»r Ib, mouse lid per lb, apples 8d per lb, apples 81 per quarter, rabbits Gd to 9deach. BUILT El WELLS, Stock, Monday.-Small Isupply and early clearance. Fat and store cattle are just now scarce. Cows with ciives realised from £ 18 to £ 20, yeariiug bullocks £ 11 to £ 18 each, two-year-old bullocks JE13 to £ 15, beef 8d per lb. Only one or two p ens of sheep on the market, and mutton made 8d per lb. The supply of pigs was very small, and cart pigs made from 23s to 26s each. BUILTH WELLS, General, 'Monday.—Fair SIJppJyof dairy and farm produce, and ihere was a brisk demand, which resulted in an c'earance. The prices were Butter Is 3d per lb. eggs 10 for Is, fowls 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple, bares 2s 6d to 3s each, rabbits 9d each, pheasants 3s 6d to 48 per brace, and potatoes 4s 6d per cwt. TALGARTH, General, Friday. A small supply of produce was quickly cleared. Prices were :—Eggs 7 and 8 for 18, butter Is 2d aud Is 3d lb, dressed fowls 4s 6d to 6s 6d couple, ducks 58 to 76 coupla, averaging 101 lb geese 9kd to 10J lb, rabbits 8d and 9d each, potatoes 2 4s 6d to 5s cwt, apples Id lb. HEREFORD Cattle, Wednesday.—Beef wns not quite so dear as last week, the demand not be- ing keen. Some of the best lots realised up to 9d per lb, general average 8d; inferiors 7-J-d to 8d. Sheep not a large supply, and averaged 9d to lOd. Large supply of pigs, and trade not as good as last week; bacons sold a little easier, making up to 6d per lb, and porkers from 6id to 7d. Calves dear. 2 HAY Poultry, Wednesday.—Not a large supply of dressed pultry and trade moderate; chickens made from 5s to 7s per couple ducks from 8" 61 to 10s; geese lOd per lb retail, and 8d and 9d wholesale; turkeys Is per lb retail, and lid wholesale eggs 8 and 9 for Is wholesale, and 7 and 8 retail; butter Is 3d per lb wholesale, and Is 4d per Ib retail. For live poultry trade was fairly good, but not quite up to last week fowls 4s 6d to 7s 6d a couple; ducks and geese scarce, but sold well.
CRICKHOWELL. INTERESTING —Ou Sunday last Miss G G Davies, of Clarence Villas (wbAisthe daughter of the late Major E G Davies, or Herbert Hail), received a letter from her brother, Mr V L G Davies. The letter, which was posted at Coghlan, British Columbia, on May 21st last year, went down with the wreck of the steam. pbip "Empress of India," 1 and the envelop" bears the inscription that it was recovered by divers operating on that ill-fated boat. PERSONAL.—On Sunday last, at the Baptist Chapel, the Rev. W E Morgan, who has been the pastor there for the past three and a half years, announced that he had accepted au in- vitation to the pastorate at Sketty, Swaaeea. It is understood that Mr Morgan will be taking up hia new duties about the middle of nest month. GRUMBLES.—It is not often that we are called upon to record any "news" under this heading, but the grumbles heard during the past vock have been of such a nature as to deserve some recognition. First, the state of the main road through the town BS been uppermost in the people's minds The mud has been so bad as to be a "disgrace to the nountry," to use the words of one grumbler. Some pedestrians usiug the paths have been splashed with mad by the numerous motor cars passing through. Mud has been thrown up in all directions, and ratepayers are puzzled to know why such a state of affairs is allowed to go on day after day. Another grumble, which also is jaslified, refers to the fact that pigs are allowed (not by design, it is admitted) to graze in the cemetery. These auimals have on several occasions seen there. Probably some members of the Parish Council have noticed it, and are waiting for a meeting before something can be dene to stop the nuisance. The last grumble is about a nuisance that takes place at some of our public gatherings, caused by the senseless and persistent whistling by boys. This was par- ticularly noticeable at the two concerts recently held at the Clarence Hall. Why should this nuisance be allowed to exist ? Cannot some of the grown up people who are near exercise a little "authority." We are pleased to learn that at the concert last week the police officer, who happened to be present, ejected one lad who eeemed to have attended the concert merely for the one purpose of creating discor- dant noises. It may be interesting to state that on the Continent it is a sign of disap. proval to whietle after a performance. It is, therefore, not to be wondered at that one of the Belgians attending the concert was horri- fied, and actually asked what it meant, when he beard the whistling, which, however, it might be added, only took place towards the end of the concert. CONCERT.—The Clarence Hall was well filled on Wednesday eveuing last week, when an excellent concert was much enjoyed by the appresiative audience. The object of the pro- moters of the concert was to provide fornix towards the np-keep of ths Crickbowell Hostel for Belgians, aud that the object corcmeodecl itself to the public was evidenced by the iarye attends tics. The Bryum&wr Orpheus Glee S^ci^ty, oanduoted by Mr Caleb Price, opened tho proceelings bv singing the National An- thems cf Belyiami, Ru;isii,Frat)c,3, and England. They also rendered a number of part eoogs in good style, for which tiiqy were loudly ap- plauded, aid encored. The vocalist* were Miss Jenny Morgan, soprano; and Mi-s Myrau- na Richards, contralto, both of Brvnmawr; Mr J Morgan, baritone, of Ebbw Vale; Mr W Weaver, tenor, of Clydach and Mons. de Coninck, baritone, one of tbe Belgian guests staying at the hostel. Each of them delighted the audience with their excellent tinging, encores being very frequent. It is hoped, after paying expenses, to clear over ztl5 towards the obiect named.
LLANFIHANGEL-TALYLLYN. DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wednes- day night last week an entertainment was held at the School iu aid of the Belgian Relief Fund. The first part ccfosisted of a short miscellaneous programme, arranged by Mrs H. Ashworth. Subsequently, Mr T. J. Parry's (Brecon) party gave a fine performance of the famous comedy David Garrick (by T. W. Robertson). The following were the characters :—David Garrick (of Drury Lane Theatre), Mr T J Parry Mr Simon Ingot (of the East India Company), Mr W E Jones; Squire Chivy, Mr F Tifiauy Smith. Mr H R Roberts Brown, Mr Trevor Rowlands; Jones, Mr C W Nicholls; Ada Ingot (Ingot's daughter), Mrs W E Jones Mrs Smith, Mrs T J Parry Miss AracninU Brown, Miss Elsie Tyler. There was a crowded house, and a good sum was realised for the Belgian Fund. Mr Herbert Marshall acted as accompanist.
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ITHE FUNERAL OF MR J PIERCE BUIWTH WELLS
I THE FUNERAL OF MR. J. PIERCE, BUIWTH WELLS. The chief mourners at the funeral of Mr John Pierce, of Builth Wells (an account of whose life appears on page 5), were-Mrs J Pierce (widow), Mr and Mrs John Tudor, Aberystwyth, brother- in-law and sister; Mrs Rowlands, Dinas Mawddy, sister; MrR. Jones, Talybont, uncle; Mrs Edwards, j Taliesin, cousin Miss Pierco, Talybout, cousin j Mrs Morgan, Tregaron, sistej-in-law; Mrs WJones, Cardiff (neice), Mrs Jones, Tregaron (niece), Mi33 Morgan, Tregaron (aieoej, Mr and Mrs D D j Williams, Tregaron (nephew and niece), Mr and Mrs J Davies, Aberuyron (nephew and nieoe), Mr T Talfen Davies, Aberayron (nephew), Mr and Mrs W J Phillips, Abcrayron (nephew nod niece), Miss Patsy Jones, Cardiff (niece), Missas Sally and Maise Jones, Aberystwyth (niec23), Mr and Mrs E WHliam, Chester (niece), Mr W Williams, London (nephew), Mr J Williams, Tregaron (nephew), Mr Williams (aberystwyth), Mrs Hughes (Aberystwyth), and Mr Daniel Jones (Aberayron). ) Rev Lewis James, Mr Jimes Meredith (Tre- Lmgo,), Mr Alfred P Morgan (Glangwy), and Mr W IT Weatherly (The Cedars), attended the obsequies at Trega.ron as representatives of Alpha Presbyterian Church, Builth Wells. I
i The Trumpet Call
The Trumpet Call. Long ago the trumpet sounded, Calling men from bill atd plain, Hamlet, Vdlage, Town lUJd Civy Hark tis sounding once again. .1 Mother England still is calling, Will you now the ctH obey, Or Ptand forth revealed Pro-German, Helping them to win "Thn Day." Hive yoa soana dependent on you, Then at borre yoa find your place; Bat, if froe, ana still yoa linger, Then, my boy, yoa coart disgrace. Men of England, are yoa lacking In the plack th-it made oar name ? God forbid, their blood denies it, Blood they shed for England's fame. Carry on the work we started, Can't you bear their voices say, Fight, aud never be downhearted, Till your debt to 08 yoa pay; Honour now flings wide the portals, And those thousands passing through, Wear a crown which, tho' 'tis Khaki, Shows they would die, or me and yon. Hark, the Trumpet still is sounding Wont you bear the clarion call, Will you wait, until in silence, They most fetab you Sbirkers" all. British Manhood, guard your Honour, We must win, at last, somehow, Scarborough cries aloud for vengeance Hear the "call and arewer Now. I Sep Douthwaite, Waterloo House, Bridgnorth.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. PERSONAL.-D-- J. Arthur Morgan, who has been absent from England since before the outbreak of the war, has returned safely after a successful voyage to the South American coast.—Mrs J Carey (The Hall) has kindly volunteered to act as local secretary in con- nection with the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society for the parish of Llan- wrtyd Wells. CWMPEN BRIDGE. Yet another motor car has come to grief at this dangerous turn. On 1 Monday evening last a motor car coming from the direction of Llandovery ploughed into the hedge. No injury was caused to the occupants of the car, which, however, was put out of action owing to the bending of the front axle, and Tuesday mid day arrived before the neces- sary repairs could be completed. CORRECTION.—In our report of the Llan- wrtyu Eisteddfod in last week's issue it should have been stated that Miss M. J. Graham was the winner of the soprano solo and not Miss Ingram.
t Ystradgynlais Constable Out of Luck
t Ystradgynlais Constable Out of Luck. At Ystradgynlais Petty Sessions, on Tuesday, W L Hoskins was charged with using abusive lan- guage and also with assaulting P.O. Hibbert in the execution of his duty. Mr Lewis W H Jones (Brecon) appeared for the prosecution, and Mr W Jones-Williams (Brecon and Ystradgynlais) defended. P.O. Hibbert gave evidence to the effect that at 4 a.m. on the 6th inst. he had occasion to go to two men who were talking loudly in the street at Ystradgynlais and order them home. They refused to go and after a quarter of an hour's argument Hoskins (who was one of the pair) struck him a violent blow under the eye, felling him, and "knocking him out" for a minute or two. When he got up defendant struck him several more blows, but witness did not retaliate. The blow under witness's eye caused a wound which had to be closed with three stitches. Inspector Williams said defendant was not drunk, but in his opinion bad been drinking. A Mr and Mrs Ryde were also called for the prosecution. Defendant swore that the constable challenged him to fight and struck the first blow. They closed and fell to the ground, and the wound under the officer's eye was caused by the fall. Witness had not been drinking and was not abusive in any way David Evans, of Ystalyfera, and a Mr Jenkins, of College Row, were called to support defendant'? evidence. The Bench, after half an hour's consultation, dismissed both cases.
Theft of Umbrellas at Glasbury
Theft of Umbrellas at Glasbury. Ann Boddoes, no fixed abode, was brought up at Hay Police Court, on Tuesday, charged with stealing two umbrellas, the property of Mr A. F. Gwynne, Glasbury-on-Wye, the previous day, and William Beddoes was charged with receiving them. Both pleaded guilty. Mrs Gwvnne said she heard someone rattling the umbrellas in the stand the previous night and saw the woman leaving the house by the front door. Defendants were sentenced to two months' hard labour.
LLANGENNY. DEATH.—The death tcok place on Thursday last of Mrs Pitt, for many years a much respected inhabitant of this parish, at the age of 70 years. Beside being the landla-Jy of the Dragon Hotel, deceased was for about 3Q years assistant overseer of the parish. The latter appointment she had to give up some two cr three years ago owing to failing health. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Sunday afternoon. The chief mourners were :—Four sons by her first marriage (Messrs Thomas, Jack, Sydney and Wm. James), Mrs Thomas Jones, Tymawr, Llanbedr (daughter), and Messrs William James and George Price (brothers). Amongst those present were Messrs Howat, W T James (overseers), W T Rees, Pendarren Park, and H Hawkins (churchwardens). The Rev. A J Phillips (curate-in-charge) officiated, and two hymns, "Rock of Ages" and "Jesu, Lover of my Soul," were sung, Mr Sant presiding at the organ.
PROGRAMMES Of every kind a speoial featurra at the "Brecoo County Times" Office. Sports, Deuces, Entertainments, Waist Drives, &a., dl distinctively catered for at lowest prices. j Printed and Published by THB BRBOOW COUHTY TIIIBS LIICITKD at the Bulwark and Lion Street, Brecon, in the County of Brecknock, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1915, and registered at the General Post Office as a newspaper.