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i821 OSCAR WATKINS 1915 (Late THOMAS & SON) Begs to inform his friends and the public generally that he has now taken the sole control of the House Decorating and Plumbing Business carried on in the town for Nearly a Century, and trusts by per- sonal attention, combined with strictly moderate charges, to merit a share of their esteemed patronage. —————————— « Enquiries solicited in any of the following departments: BOUSE PAINTING. PICTURE FRAMING. HOT WATER FITTING. PAPERHANGING. GLAZING. PLUMBING. SIGN WRITING. BELL HANGING. PUMP FITTING. GILDING. GAS FITTING. GENERAL REPAIRS. A large and varied Selection of Wallpapers and Materials required for beautifying the home always in stock. 13 and 14, LION ST., BRECON. FOR FIRST-CLASS TAILORING at Moderate Prices by Experienced ———— Staff of Tailors. ———— All kinds of Materials kept in Stock for GENTS. SUITS, BREECHES, &c. LADIES' WINTER COATS AND COSTUMES A SPECIALITY. PRICES TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ALL. J. L. PRICE, (OPPOSITE THE MARKET). T HIGH STREET, BRECON. 6AMBRIAN RAILWAYS ANNOUNCEMENTS. < NOTICE. On and from MONDAY, MARCH 29th, 1915. ALL EXCURSION and CHEAP TICKETS will be SUSPENDED, Except Tourist, Market and Workmen's Tickets. There will be no Excursion Bookings daring the Easter Holidays. For any further information respecting the arrangements shewn above, application should be made at any of the Company's Offloea or to Mr. Herbert Williams, Sapt. of Line. Ctewestry, Marsh, 1915. 8. WILLIAMSON. General Manager. Electjon Addpesses. Builth Wells Urban District Council Election, 1915. DEAR SIR or MA.DAM,-In response to a request of a large number of ratepayers, I offer myself as a candidate at the forthcoming Election of Urban District Councillors for the District of Builth Wells. Should yon confer upon me the honour of placing me on the Council as one of your repre- sentatives, it would be my constant endeavour to keep the rates as low as possible, having regard to efficient administration. 0 T IJshould favour any reasonable scheme for the development of Builth Wells aa a Health Resort, after ascertaining the opinion of the ratepayerg; the Groe Park in particular, so that the same may be converted into a pleasure ground with the object of attracting more visitors. At all times, I would be prepared to support all efforts So make the town more widely known, and to encourage visitors to come to the town much earlier in the year and to remain later, with the object of lengthening the season, which would prove bene- ficial to tradespeople and boarding-house kaepera. The provision of an Isolation Hospital shoald engage the early attention of the Council, and although this may entail some expense, I am of the opinion that it is absolutely easantial in the best interest of the Health of the lown. I am, Sir or Madam, Your obedient Servant, EDWIN STANTON DAVIES. Builth Wells Urban District Council Election, MARCH 27th, 1915. TO THE ELECTORS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—I REJECT- fully beg to offer nayse^ for re-election on the above date. Daring thetime I have bad the honour of representing shs Electors, it has been my constant effort efficiently and faithfully to carry out my duties as a. Councillor. I have always supported that which I have believed would further the best interests of our town. Should you once again place your confidence in me I shall endep-vonr to do my utmost for the further progress of the town as a business centre and heaith resort, at the same time watching: closely the interests of the ratepayers. Thanking you in anticipation, I beg to remain, Your obedient Servant, 3, High Street, JOHN MORRIS. Builth Wells. NEW IDEAS.—If von want New Ideas in Concert Bills and Programmes to attract attf utioi), try the Brecon County Times" Office. New ideas in Printing are always being worked out there, with New Type and j on every kind and qualify of paper. HAY UNION. Contracts for Provisions, Clothing, &c. PERSONS desiring of CONTRACTING with the Board of Guardians of this Union for the SUPPLY of all or any of the undermentioned Articles, to be delivered at the Workhouse at such times and in such quantities as the Guardians may order or direct for the respective periods stated below, commencing the 1st day of April, 1915, are requested to send in sealed Tenders marked "Tender for and addressed to the Chairman of the Board of Guardians, at the BOARD ROOM, HAY, by ten o'clock a.m. on THURSDAY, the 1st day of APRIL next, accompanied by samples of all articles admitting thereof, viz.:— FOB THREE MONTHS. Bread, Flour, and Meat. FOB SIX UO-VTIIS. Shaving and Hair Cutting. Grocery. New Milk. Coals—best Welsh and English Cobbles. Oak Cordwood. A portion of the Mutton and Grocery mast be supplied to the order of the Relieving Officer of the Hay District, in small quantities, for out-door poor. FOR TWELVE MONTHS. Clothing—Boots and Shoes.- Coffins for Workhouse and Hay District. The like for Glasbury District. Tenders from Talgarth for the supply of Mutton, Bread, Tea, Sugar, and Oatmeal in small quantities upon the order of the Relieving Officer of the Glasbury District for out-door poor. Also Tenders from Tradesmen in Hay and Talgarth for Clothing and Boots for Boarded-Out Children upon the order of the Clerk. Any information as to the probable quantity of the several articles required may be obtained on application to the Master of the Workhouse. By Order of the Board, ROBERT T. GRIFFITHS, Clerk. Hay Union Offices, March 22ad, 1915. N.B.-The lowest or any Tender will not neces- sarily be accepted. No Tender will be received but on the printed form provided by the Guardians to be obtained on application at the Clerk's or the Master's Office. Wedding Cards. Gall and see the I Beautiful Designs In Endless Variety at the COUNTY TIMES OFFICE, BRECON. 1 DR. FRANCIS begs to taks thia opportunity of expressing bis most sincere gratitude to the very numerous kind inquirers after his health daring his serions illness and for present!, Ac. Breoon, lfarah 22nd, 1915. Brecknockshire Sessions. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the next GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the Peace for the Couctv of Brecknock will be held at the COUNTY HALL, BRECON, on TUESDAY, the 6tb day of APRIL, 1915, at 11-20 o'clock in the forenoon, at which time and place all persons summoned to serve on the Grand Jury, Prosecutors and Witnesses must attend. At 11-30 o'clock the Justices will proceed to transact the County Business. All Petty Jurors, Appellants and Respondents must attend in Court at 11-30 o'clock in be fore- noon of the above-mentioned day. HENRY F. W. HARRIES, Clerk of the Peace. County Hall. Breeon. 16th March. 1915. John Atoherley Jebb, Late of WATTON MOUNT, BRECON. ALL PERSONS having any CLAIMS against the Estate of the above-named deceased are requested to forthwith send particulars thereof to JEFFREYS" POWELL, Castle Street, Brecon, SolioitorB for the Executors. HAY UNION. Relieving Officer, &c., Wanted. THE GUARDIANS of the above Union invite APPLICATIONS for the offioe of RELIEVING OFFICER and VACCINATION OFFICER for the Glasbury District of the Union, comprising 11 Parishes. Population, 3763 acreage, 3C.27T. Salary 255 per annum and fees as Vaccination Officer, which on an average of the past five years amount to about 47. The Officer will also be appointed Collector of the Guardians for the District at a remuneration of 10 per cent. on the amounts collected, and also Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Talgarth Sub-District. The appointment will be made subject to the sanction of the Local Government Board and the Registrar General, and to deductions under the Poor Law Officers Superannuation Act. Candidates must not be over 40 years of age, and the person appointed will be required to reside in the District, and devote the whole of his time to the duties of the office. Security in the sum of £ 100 as Relieving Officer and £25 as Collector will be required. Applications, with copies of not more than three recent testimonials, must be received by me not later than the first post on Tuesday, the 30th March instant. Canvassing will be held to disqualify. ROBERT T. GRIFFITHS. Hay, Clerk to the Guardians. 18th March. 1915. For Sale by Private Treaty. A RICK OF HAY, about 10 tons, in good con- dition (the property of A. A. Mitchell, Esq., Glyn- celyn).-Apply Messrs. D. PRICE (F.A.I.) and WILLIAMS, Auctioneers, Ac., Brecon. w 1:1 r Brecon and Merthyr Railway. NO PASSENGER TRAINS will be rua on the Brecon & Merthyr Railway on GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 2nd, 1915. HERBERT R. PRICE, Newport, Secretary and General Manager. March, 1915. I CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY the SEVERAL STACKS of Well-harvested HAY, of the growth of 1912,1913 and 1914 respectively, f standing at the undermentioned Stations on the I' Cambrian Railways, and estimated to contain the respective quantities, more or less, also under- mentioned. viz.:— Estimated Estimated STATIONS. Weight. STATIONS Weight. Toms. Tons. FennsBank 4t Tnyslas Sf Wrexham Caia 65 1913 ) Rhydmeredith Borth, 1913 No. 2 9 „ 1914 No. 2 82 1914 1 Llanlyllin 8 Barmouth June. Llanyblodwel 8} 1913 5 Abermule 1918 S§ Harlech 1912 9$ Kerry, 1913 3§ Portmadoc, 1913 6A „ 1914 a| „ 1914 4| Doldowlod 4i Crioeieth, 1918 64 Bailth Wells 91 1914 4 Three Cocks 1912 Afonweit, 1913 9 Talgarth, 1913 6§ „ d.914 S „ 1914 63 Aberereb, 1918 K 1914 4 I For farther particulars, and to treat, apply to THE SECRETARY, Cambrian Railways Co., Oswestry. Oswestry, March, 1915.
CEFN COED. "MERCHBB Y DE."—Oo Friday evening a con- cert was held at the Temperance Hali, under the auspices of the 4* Mercbed y De." Mra HnghHf, of Merthyr, was in the chair. The following; took part in the programme:—Mrs B. Francis, Mrs T. JOLes;, MiRR Gwenfron Edwards, Miss Lamb-tt), Messrs W. James, J. Joues, L, Thomas, D. P. Williams, Miss M. Davies, and Miqs M. A. Davies. The accom- panist was Mr David Morris. CARMEL BAPTIST CHAPEL-Tbe half-yearly meptinys were held at Carmel Baptist Chapel on Sauday and Monday last, when the pulpit wa rcsnpi^d bv Mrs Glyo Prie, Penydarren. OIHTUAEY.—The death occnrrsd on the 14th instant of an old native of Cdn Coed, Mrs Mary Evain Thomas, at the USJU of eighty-five years. For runny vearo deceased lived with her son, Mr John Thomas, sculptor, at Cefn Coed, but about six years ago she went to live with her daughter, Mrs William Lewis, at Norman terrace, Merthyr. She had been a faithfol rnom'Wr ,)f Mori&b Calviuistic Metho- dist Chapel, Cefn Coed, for ov-pr half a century, The funeral took place 00 Thursday last at Cefn cemetery. CONFIRMATION.—A confirmation service took ¡ plane in St. John's Church, Cefn Coed, on Friday morning. The Bishop of St. David's being unable to be present through stress of work, the service was takeu by the Bishop of Honduras. There were about fifty candidates, including those from tbe upper part of the parish, and from Taff Fechan. After tbe rite of confirmation had been performed the Bishop delivered a most telling address. After- wards tbe newly-confirmed were photographed outside the church, aud entertained to a sump- tnons lancheon by the Rev. J. Davies, Rector of Vnynor, and Mrs. Davies, at the Church Hail.
BUILTH WELLS UBBAN Council. ELECTION.—The Urban Dis- trict Council election at Builth Wells is so far one of the quietest on record. Mr Edwin Stanton Davies has issued an address to tbe voters, which will be found in our advertiss- ment columns. This is very much to the poiat, and seems to meet tbe approval of the rate. I ayers, Mr Davies is in close touch with the voit-rs, and knows their requirements, ani if elected be will make a useful coancillor. The address of Mr John Morris will aleo be foatid in our advertisement columns. Mr Morris is OLe of the retiring members, and has served the town for many years. He knows tbe Mqairetmuts of (be town as a marktt centre and a health resort, and oeeda no introdaaticn to the p-iblic.
The Moral of Neuye Chapelle
The Moral of Neuye, Chapelle. THR French "Revue Militaire Generale," in the course of an article published some years ago, stated that in modern I warfare "the only way to diminish the casualties of the infantry is to riddle the enemy with shrapnel without giving him time to breathe and recover. To be cer- tain of diminishing those losses, you must not spare shells; your fire must be enormous. The more you shell the enemy the less infantry you will lose. You must spare the men, and not the ammunition." This French tactical ob- servation, especially the concluding sen- tence of our quotation, may be com- mended to the people of this country at the present time. By providing ade- quate supplies of ammunition, and enabling our artillerymen to bring an enormous fire to bear on the enemy, we shall do what will most effectually over- come the enemy, and reduce our own casualty list. In spite of the seeming paradox, those engaged in the manufacture of munitions of war are, in a very real sense, occupied in a life-saving task, so far as our own troops are concerned. Any slackening in the output of our arsenals and work- shops will cost the lives of brave British soldiers and sailors! As Mr J. H. Thomas, the labour member for Derby and Secretary to the Railwaymen's Trade Union, pointed out at Leamington during the week-end, "it is clearly evi- dent that the country will not emerge successfully by the valour, sacrifice, and patriotism of our soldiers and sailors alone. It is clearly apparent that the battles are to be won only by the same spirit which animates our brave fellows at the front being exhibited and prac- tised by the workers in the factory, the workshop and the mine." The argument advanced by the French strategist whose precept we have quoted was proved to the hilt in the recent ighting at Neuve Chapelle. This mili- tary maxim embodies what a contem- porary has rightly described as "the central truth about the war," and it is of the most vital importance that all of those who are engaged in the production of war material should fully realise how each blow struck in the workshop in this country is immediately echoed on the battlefields of France and Belgium. To a large extent the present war will be won in the factories of this country. Britain has become the principal arsenal of all the Allies. The armies of France and Belgium, as well as our own army on the Continent, and our great new armies at home, depend very largely on the supply of British-made war material, while the forces of the Czar can be in- creased almost indefinitely if we can provide the necessary equipment and supplies. We believe that the recog- nition of these facts by the minority of the workers who have been associated ¡ with the recent restriction of the output of war materials-a restriction that is deplored by the great majority of the workers, and by the rest of the nation- is the surest means of avoiding future trouble, and ensuring the maximum pro- duction in the future. The steps taken to settle existing difficulties promise to be uniformly successful, and the means devised for the adjustment of grievances that have arisen and may arise during the national crisis are well adapted to prevent the recurrence of industrial con- troversy. But, relying most heartily on the patriotism of our fellow British sub- jects, we believe that the surest way to secure the fullest effort from the workers is to let them understand the vital im- portance of their share in the war, and, so far as military exigencies allow, to give them regularly such information concerning the progress of hostilities as will in itself show them how closely responsible they are for the success of our operations in the field and at sea.
TALGARTH. A LARGE STOCK OF GOODS for Easter Wear suitable for Lidies and GentiemeD on view at D. JONES & O(':s A TALGARTH Boy GETS HIS COMMISSION. Ernest William Williams, son of Mr Roes Williams, Nojadd Felin, who joined the Sussex Yeomanry, and passing his examination, wa« promoted tergeant It at December, has now been gazetted second lieuteoaut in the 5tb Cinque Ports Royal Sussex Regiment, and leaves shortly to joi') that regiment. "EARLY BIRDS."—A thrushes' nest has been found near the town with a full complement of eQR. YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETY.—The last meet. ing of the season was held in the Vestry of the C.M. Church, when the vice-president, Miss A. Williams, presided. The president, Mr J. J. Pugh, gave In interesting resume of the papers read during the season. A social was held dur- ing the evening And an interesting programme gone through. The officers appointed for next season were—president, Mr D. L. Hop kin vice-president, Miss Katie Morgan secretary,' Mr Vincent Davies treasurer, Mr J. J. Pugb. "WEEKLY DESPATCH" MEMORIAL CROSS — The "Weekly Despatch" last Sucday says there are ;B6 claimants for the Memorial Cross. Amongst the number of small towns mentioned is Talgarth, 1.000 inhabitants, 200 have en. listed. Let us hope they will get ic. Other iireconsfyire places in the list are-Liangrwyney: population 80, 15 enlisted; Llangammarch Wells, population, 670, 29 enlisted Llangenny, popu- lation 347, 2-5 enlisted. 1
nu1 TOWN AND COUNTT
-n_ -u_- TOWN AND COUNTT. It Is persistently reported that the hope expressed in the County Times last week that Mr Parry deWinton would be paid the compliment of an unopposed return to the Brecon Town Council is not to be realised, and that a prominent Radical, one who may fairly be described as a strong party man, is in the field. Should the report prove true, the chal- lenge to the Unionists of Brecon will be taken up with confidence, and they will make a whole-hearted effort to secure for Mr deWinton such a victory as will cause their opponents to wish that they had shown a better appreciation of the spirit of fair play. The facts of the case supply the best arguments in support of the contention that Mr Parry deWinton should be allowed to have a "walk over." The vacancy he seeks to fill is caused by the death of a Conservative alderman, the late Mr J. A- Jebb, and moreover, when the last annual election of four councillors was approaching, the Union- ists (in view of the War) avoided a contest by offering to allow three retiring Radicals to one Unionist to be returned unopposed. Had they chosen to fight they would have had every chance of capturing at least one Radical seat, but they observed the truce and "played the game." One anticipates that some Radicals will urge that the actual seat now vacant was held by one of their party but he is not leaving the Council, he is still there as an alderman, and it was with the help of Unionist members that he was made an alderman. The position for the moment is not that the Radicals are minus one of their number on the Council, but that the Unionists are one short of their strength; and a proper observance of the War truce would give them the seat without question. Something was said in this paper last week about Mr Parry deWinton's excellent qualifications for office; and one is glad to know that already several Liberals have recognised both his claim and his qualifications, and resolved to support him, come what may. There is no reason for indulging in unworthy suspicions of the integrity of Brecon bakers because two of their number were fined small sums on Mon- day last for technical breaches of the law. On the contrary, it was distinctly stated on behalf of the prosecution that a test of loaves purchased from all the bakers in the town showed that in only two cases was there any shortage. This complete test was undertaken owing to the authorities having received a number of complaints, and it should serve to satisfy the Brecon consumers that they are getting due allowance for their money. At the same time, it may be well to emphasise the fact that the law has been framed to protect the buyer against accidental shortage of weight in bread-admittedly difficult to avoid-as well as against deliberate fraud and now that the staff of life is compara- tively dear, through the War, it is more than ever desirable that poor folk should be sure of having every scruple of a dram of weight they pay for. The only way in which the baker can ensure this is to weigh every loaf before sale, owing to the "unknown quantity of evaporation, and to make up any deficiency. It may be hard on him to have to do this, for he allows for evaporation when he portions out his dough but he has to satisfy the law, and not discriminating friends. After our experience of the last six months, anything to do with the weather is a specially dangerous topic to write about. One may complain of cold to-day, and balmy spring may be abroad when the reader gets his paper; March dust again may be the theme, and the paper may be delivered when rain is pouring down in torrents. And it is about the March dust that was here on Sunday and Monday morning and vanished before the latter day was far advanced that one wants to say something. Taking the odds of its re-appearance pretty soon, one is moved to put on paper the suggestion of several Brecon shopkeepers that for the next three or four weeks-we still hope for tar-spraying presently-the Town Council should have the main streets watered before the shops are opened in the morning, unless, of course, the clouds take on the job for them. The ground for the suggestion lies in the fact that mischief is done before the water-cart makes its first journey, on the present time-table; and if there is any question of economy involved, the harassed shop- keepers would be prepared to give up one of the later sprinklings in favour of the early morning dust-layer. What applies to Brecon probably applies to other towns in the county as well. There is printed in the County Times to-day the first of several articles on a very important question affecting the prosperity of our rural communities, which it is to be hoped will be carefully studied by all who are in a position to help give effect to the suggestions therein made or to be made hereafter. The War has brought out the fact that hitherto we have been sending enormous sums of monejr abroad to pay for a thousand and one articles, which may be comprehensively included in the term home craits," made by Continental peasants in spare time and slack seasons and particularly by those of Germany and Austria. The War, which has brought this question into prominence, has also stopped the supply of these articles for the time being, and given an opportunity for attempting to build up a whole series of hobby industries in this country Now is the time to act. If we wait until the War is over, pleading that we have no time to attend to these little matters now, this lucrative trade will inevitably go back to the Continent. There is a great chance to help the [ British rural community if we set about the task in earnest. We must not expect the individual -Tien and women of any particular village to take up this matter of their own initiative they must have guides and leaders. Who may best help them and how to begin are questions fully treated of in the articles referred to.
uNATIONAL FUND FOR WELSH TROOPS
-u-- NATIONAL FUND FOR WELSH TROOPS. Flag Day at Bftcon. To the Editor of the County Timet. SIR,- Will you allow me to make another appeal to the women of Brecon for their sym- pathetic help in a new movement for providing additional comforts for Welah troops at home and abroad ? In this town and county much work has already been dore for our own regiment, but there are others that are sadly in need of such comforts, and to supply that need a fund has been opened, with Lady Plymouth ss president and Mrs Lloyd George as chairman of commit. tee, Lady Glarmsk being a member of the Executive Committee. The local appeals on behalf of the war have been numerous, and have been met by a gener- ous response, but the borough of Brecon will wiab to take its part in providing comforts for the gallant Welshmen who have so nobly answered to their country's call, and the oppor- tunity will be given as on Thursday, 1st April (the market before Easter), which Hi" Worship the Mayor has decided to make Flag Day io this town. Flags bearing the Dragon of Wales will be sold on that day in the streets and from bouse to bouse at Id., 31, and 6d. each (or as much more as the purchaser likes to give), the pro- ceeds being forwarded to the National Fund. The Mayor and Town Council have appointed a small executive committee, to which Mrs Ithel Thomas has corsented to be bon. see. and Mr Jones-Parry bon. treasurer, and a public meet- ing for women will be held in the Council Chamber of the Guild Hall at 3 p.m. on Satur- day next, the 27th inst., when I hope ail who sympathize with the movement or are ready to volunteer as helpers on Flag Day will attend. The managers of the Electric Theatre and of the Palace Theatre have generously offered to give matinees for the fund, the date, Ac., of which will be announced later. Our countrywoman, Dr. Mary Davies, who ha1) been engaged in hospital work in France. after describing the sufferings at the front, says The outstanding feature of it all was the aU- conquering fortitude of both the women amateur nurses and the wounded men. Nothing that people can do at home can possibly be measured beside the sacrifice which our youths and men-many of them used to luxurious conditions—are making. It is hell which they are enduring-se other word describee it-and they are enduring it "saints and heroes. They are men re-born. I never heard a single oath in a British hospital, and never a word of complaint. If a rush of work prevents their needs being met at once, they are eimply silent. They smile and say ',I know you're busy." The advance which is going to be made will not be made without cost, and it is for people at home t* realize how neeeaaary it is to rfxtonbh every good work to lighten our soldiers' lot. I am confident that the women of Brecon will respond to this appeal on befialf of their countrymen.—Yours faithfully, GWENLLIAN E. F. MORGAN, Buckingham Place, President of the Brecon, Ladies' Committee. March 23rd, 1915.
Brecknocks Play the Borderers
Brecknocks Play the Borderers. On Saturday last an interesting football match was played at Milford Haven between the Brecknock Territorial Reserve Battalion and a team representing; the S.W.B. stationed at Pembroke Dock. The Borderers' team in. cluded several well-known figures at Brecon in the personR of Sergt Bowen (goai), Col-Sergt Conolley, Sergt C. Morgan, Col-Sergt Strong, aod Sergt Irons, while the players who missed their traiu and bad to walk over to Milford—a distanco of five miles-were accompanied by Sergt-Mujor Shirley, formerly Sergt-Major at the Brecon depot. The Brecknocks were represented by Lient E. Morgaoo (goal), Gwilym Price, and Ureei Williams (baoks), Greenway, Shelton, and W. Williams (halves), and Lsnoe-Corpl Edwards, Sergt Edwards Llewelyn, T. M. Reee, and Pte Edwards (for- wards). The game ended in a win for the Brecknocks by 3 goals to nil. Sergt Llewelyn, Lanoo Corpt Shelton, and Lance Corpl Edwards were the scorers.
Brecknock Reserves Changing Quarters
Brecknock Reserves Changing Quarters. It ia reported thst the Brecknockshire Ter- ritorial Reserve Battalion is audor orders to change quarters, taking np various poeitionB on the coast, practically those occupied by tbe 1st Battalion last year. It is expected that headquarters will remai. tt Hnbberstone until hate at Dale arc ready. With the advent of spring the change should be welcome to officers and men, apart from the inevitable separation of companies.
Llanwrtyd Wells Notes
Llanwrtyd Wells Notes [BY "JUNGLE WALLAH."] Mr Harry Mack has taken over the duties of Sunday-school Superintendent at St. James' Sunday-school in the room of Mr George Price, Station Villa, who, it is to be regretted, is shortly leaving the district. Trumpet-Major Lewis Hope, Montflomery. shire Yeomanry, is home from Cambridge on sick leave. He is to be congratulated on his rapid promotion, as be was but recently made sergeant. He is also the proud owner of the medal for long service. M °ssrs D. I. Williams, J. H. Carey, E. Saunders Morgan, and Evan Williams are the four candidates for the three eeitsou the Urban District Council, to be contested on Monday next. They have all taken briskly to the field, and although no great excitement prevails, everything points to a keenly contested election- The Congregational Chapel Mutual Improve- ment Society held another competitive meeting on the evening of Wednesday, the 17th inst., the Rev. R. James presiding. There wast, as usual, a good attendance. Councillor Sauuders Morgan and Mr D. J. Price officiated as adju- dicators. The following were the awards Children's* solo, under 12 years—1st, Master Willie Davies, The Wero, complimentary prizes being awarded to the remaining six com- petitors; recitation, for children under 14 years of ge-ht, Trevor Powell, Everton House solo, children under 18 years—1st, Sidney Davies, Bryn Irfon; 2nd, Bessie Parry, Ashley Villa; amateur solo, divided between Mr Henry Davies, Bryn Iifon, and Mr Morgan Thomas, Ffosyrhyddod; answering six questions, general I knowledge-Mr Sidney Davies, Bryn Irfon; duett (open)—Messrs Emrys Jones, Tynypant, and R. E. Davies, Bryn Irfon. Welsh com- petition—1st, divided between Miss M. R. DAvie.9 and Gsnesyn Davies, Tygwyn 2nd, Mr Emrys Jones, Tynypaut; party of eight, the winners being conducted by Mr Attan Jones, Tynypant.
BWLCH. APPOINTMENT or SCHOOL MANAGER.—At a joint meeting of the Catbedice Parish Meeting and the Cwmdu Parish Council, held at the r Parish Hall on Wedri^dty evening last week, the Rev E Hardee Marcbant, the pastor of the C.M. chapel, Rwloh, as repre^entniive of the I County Council, was appointed manager of the I Catbedine National School, in the platre of the Rev J R Evans, resigned.
HAY. RUNAWAY.—On Thursday last a Midland Railway dray horse bolted and knocked down a lamp-post at the corner near the Congrees- tiooal Church. The ooliision topped tbo ¡ runaway and no farther damage was done. I HAT TO HAVB ITS CINEMA.—OU Wednesday last au applioation was renewed at the Police Court for a cinematograph lioenee for the Drill Hall, which was granted. The Hon. B. C. Deverenx was chairman of the aiitU& magistrates. DEATH OF A NONAGENARIAN.—The death took place on Tuesday morning of Mr Evan Powell, of Brecon road, Hay. Deceased was in his 92ad year and was born at Llowes, in Radnorshire. He was a staunch Churchman and Conservative of the old school. Much sympathy is felt for his daughter, Miss Eleanor Pneh—one of the nurses at St. Thomas' Hospital, London-who bus nursed him. Two SEPTUAGENARIANS- DEAD.—The death occurred on Tuesday of Mr John Mauod, of Chancery Lane, at the age of 74 year?. Deceased was seized with a stroke on Saturday last and never recaiued consciousness. Early on Tues- day morning Mr James Havard, of Tictoria terrace, Cosop, passed away 'at the age of 1. I years. Deceased was the father of Major Havard, who came over with the first Canadian contingent for service in the war. WAR MBMS.—Privates F. Davies, Jonea and T. Lewis, of Hay, left Coventry with their Battalion, the 2nd S.W.B for Rn^by about three weeks ago, and ou Tusaday, tbe 18tb, ¡ they left the latter place on imperial mervite.- Ernest Forrf, gerfit-ner at Clyro Court, left 00 Saturday la-1 ao join the 21iii Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. The same day Alfred Palmer, also a gardener at Clyro Court, left to join the Reserve Butt. Brecknockshire Terri- torial Force. BANS OF MBRCT.—A meeting of the local I braDcb of the Baud of Mercy, which baa MiNt Cambridge Phillip@, the Brooklanda, aa bon. secretary, was held at the Pariah Hall on WedRssday evening tbe 17th inst. FARM FIRE,—The local Volunteer Firo Brigade, under Captain Edgar Evans, was called oat on Thursday last at 12 45 p.m. to fire which b&d broken out at the farm of Mrs Hamer, of Castleton, a distance of five or sis: miles. A barn containing about 30 teas of hay was involved, and tbe outbreak is attri- buted to a spark from a G.W.R. engine. The only water available was from a brook. This was dammed and at length a sufficient supply was available to allow The brigade to extio- gnish the flames. The brigade retarned at 10 30 p.m. CVSOP PARISH MBHTINO.—The Cusop aanoal I Pariah Meeting was held at the CUnreh Room, CciHop, on Monday evening. Present: Messrs I W Tick (chairman), D A Prosser, T William*, C E Tnnnard Moore, and Mr David Morgan (clerk).-Mr W Vick was appointed chairman for the ensuing year.-Tha aeeoanta of the Parish Council for the past year were pre- set:t1.@d and p,.iosed.-The Chairman gava notice that the qaestion of the salary of the assistant overseer and clerk be considered at the next meeting. 0. PARISH CnNou.A meeting of tbe I Cusop Parish Council was held at the Church Room, Cusop, on Monday evening last, when there were present, Messrs W Vick (chairmaill" D A Prosser, Thos Williams, C E Tounard Moore, and Mr David Morgau (clerk).-51t W 0 Price was elected treasnrer, io the roosi of Mr H B C Wbitehoase rc,-aicned.-The Bell E W Stredder was elected to fill the vacaney caused by the death of Mr W Powell.—The death of Mr W Powell having also oauaed 8 vaesney on the managing board of Cusop Council School, Mr D A Pressor, Coopeir's Hal), was elected to fill the a.ms.-Vr. R T Griffiths and Miss A E Tnnnard Moore wrote stating their pleasure to act as administrator0 of the Poston Bread Charity, to which pook tioos the Conncil had elboted tbura.—A leUet was read from Mr W E Dowding, of tbe National Relief Fond Record Department, asking for particulars of the amount of money which was being anbsaribed in the district iO various ways iu connection with tbe waf. The Clerk was instructed to make euquiriO5 and report at the next meeting. HAT RCRAL PABIB. Mname.-Hay RaraJ Annual Parish Meeting was held at the Cbatcfe of England Schools, Brecon Road, on Friday last. Present Messrs Enoch George(cbairman)i Howell Havard, F. Pryce Goodwin, W. GreeP- way, Evan T. Powell, and David Morgan, clerk. Mr George was re-elected chairmac* Messrs George and Greenway were re-appoitit- ed overseers, and the Rev. J. J. deWinton and Messrs Howell Havard were re-elected repre- sentatives 00 the Hay Burial Join& Committee for tbe ensuing year. It was aoaDimonsJf resolved that the Clefk write the Hay Urbao District Conncil calling their attention to » landslip in the Common Lane and to the bad state of the lane generally, and asking them to have the slip removed and the surface of the lane repaired also to call their attention to the very rongh state of the Foreat road in the urban district, caused by the stones hlViDg' been pot on too late in the season and ov- broken, and ask them to have all the large and loose stones raked off before the aommer.
CRIGKHOWELL. OBITUART.—The funeral took place on Satut. day last of MrB Mary Jane Bowen, wire of William Bowen, landlord of the Dragon Hotei, and was attended by a large circle of monrnef8 and The general public. The deceased, WhO was a native of Radnorshire, succumbed to severe iliness which lasted for a littls over fortnight. She was 51 years of age. The last rites were performed hy the Rev. H. P. Somer- set, rector, at St. Edmund's Church. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening last aO entertainmenb was held at Bethabara Baptie5 Chapel, when there was a very large aadienc^- The first part of the programme consisted of songs aDd recitations, souteibuted by ttlt" membere of the Sanday school, assisted by leaver (tenor), of Clydaob, and MislI Muriel Evaris (contralto). A musical sketch, en tit Ie" "Mistresses and Maids," occupied the otbef part of the programme, when the varioO9 characters were abiy represented.and provider) considerable amusement and instruction. TbtJ general arrangements of tho entertainment were in the capable hands of the Misses Meslfci| and tbe fcuacessfnl resout of the evening's enwr- tainment was mainly dne to ibeie efforts. M'j"1 Muriel Evans was the accompanint, aud l\'lt F. J. Hurley acted as chairman.
CATHEDINE. RECRUITING MEETING—On Wednesday eveniog in last week a parish meeting, ove: which Mr E C Maurice presided, was held Ii" the Parish HaU, for the purpose of forming 9 recruiting committee for the pariah. A cote; miUee was elected, consisting of Messrs E$ Maurice, John Thomas (Penrbeol), and t Morgan (Saw Mills) Mr E Davies, the schor". was appointed civilian agent for recruiting. t SELECTION OF SCHOOL TEACHER.—AT 3 meeting of the managers of the Cathedi^ National School, held on Wednesday eveDIOJ last, and over which the Rector (the Rev D Picton) presided, Miss Esther Maud Da'V/Ðd teJ School House, Crickadarn, was appoi(1t II assistant teacher to the Cathedioe school. MIs; Davies will probably commence duties Cathedine after the Easter holidays.
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