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NOW. HOT WATER BOTTLES are in season. If you are needing a new one call at Stanton's to see the Rexall Hot Water Bottles. To introduce these Bottles, 1/- is allowed on each old bottle returned. Prices of all Hot Water Bottles are reduced, and every bottle is guaranteed for 2 years by High Street, BRECON.
BRECON. I Call.—Mr Evan Jones, B.A., a student at "the Memorial College, has received a (;aU from the English Congregational Churctfc. Porth, Rhondda. "Yû O'd", Priorye" Pens Is per gross. Ask for free s-iiiiple.-A. Hughes and Son, Sta- tioners. Professor Joseph Jones, M.A., of the Mem- orial College, has an excellent article in the January number of Y Geninen." Exchange of Pulpits. The Rev. D. O. Griffiths (Watergate) and Rev. R. J. Williams -(Plough) exchanged pulpits on Sunday. During this treacherous weather wear a Watts' Cardigan Jacket, All sizes stocked. Black and Brown. Prices, 2s lid to 10s 6d. Wesley Guild.- Mr Oscar Watkins presided over the meeting on Tuesday, when papers were given by Mr James Thomas on Temperance and the working men," and the Rev. T. A. Simpson on Temperance and the Church." Burial Board.-At a meeting on Friday, Archdeacon Beavan presiding, Dr. G. P. Fran- cis and Mr David Morgan were re-elected members on the Board and Mr M. F. Thomas was appointed in place of the late Mr John Williams for the Parish of St. Marys. For St. John's Parish, Mr John Meredith was re-elected. New Zealand Buttor--Deolightfully fopsh and temptingly delicious. One of our special- ities, Is 2d per lb. Try it.Slorris, Bridge street. Death.—Mrs Pugh, wife of Mr Thomas Pugh, painter, Pendre, passed away on Tuesday in last week, after a prolonged illness. Deceased was 40 years of age, and leaves a husband and five children. At the funeral on Saturday, the place of interment being Brecon Cemetery, the Rev. E. E. Davies officiated, and the chief mourners were husband and children, Mr and Mrs Walker, Brilley Miss Powis, Cardiff; and Mr. and Mrs Pugh, Llwynypia. Mr T. Powell was the undertaker. Church Tower.—The Priory Church tower is in a bad way." Some time ago an inspection was made by Mr W. D. Caroe, an expert on ecclesiastical buildings, and the tower was found to be in a very ucstable condition, two big cracks having been found, and it was esti- mated that about f700 would have to be spent to put it in proper repair. Competition.—We have decided to defy all competition in the New Year by giving the utmost value for cash at Ewart Wise's Toilet Depot, High street, Brecon. 632 At the Breconshire Education Committee on Friday Mr David Powell was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Managers of the Brecon Council Schools created by the death of Mr John Williams. Watergate Sunday School. The annual presentation of prizes took place on Wednesday. A large number were present. The following took part in the entertainment :-Doris Telling and Gwyneth Williams, Doris and Cyril Telling, Oertrude Lumley, Dorothy Hughes, Myfanwy Griffiths, Cyril Telling and Wilfred Williams, recitations Gwyneth Williams, Gwladys Thomas, and Madge Jones, solos. The Rev. D. O. Griffiths presided, and the superintendent of the school (Mr T. R. Jones) distributed the prizes to the children. Specially cut blocks for winter fires now obtainable from the Breconshire Goal and Lime Co., Ltd., New Saw Mills. Small quantities delivered any part of town; also split firewood. Fire at Christ College.—On Saturday after- noon a fire broke out in the laboratory at Christ College, but hardly any damage was done. It appears that a stove set a rubber tube on fire. Some of the boys saw smoke issuing from the room, and the alarm having been given the fire was immediately put out by
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I BUILTH WELLS
I BUILTH WELLS. Other Builtli News will be found on p. 3. Missionary.—Rev. J. S. Wasson, of Amoy, China, attended as the London Missionary Society's deputation at Horeb Congregational Church on Tuesday evening. Rev. Lewis Bey no n (pastor) occupied the chair. Miss M. J. Pugh (Noyaddisha) presided at the or- gan. and the singing was conducted by Mr Frank Davies. Interesting pictures and curios were shown. End-eavour Society. — Miss Alice Pugh (Noyaddisha) read a paper at the weekly meet- iit, of the Christian Endeavour Society in Horeb Schoolroom this (Wednesday) evening. Mr Tom Jones (Wye-bridge House) conduct- ed. Alpha Tea.—The tea. to augment Alpha Presbyterian Church building fund this (Wed- nesday) evening. Was the gift of Mrs Aaron Lewis. Haul wen, Park Road. School Treat.-Alpha Sunday school treat a.nd prize-giving took place this (Wednesday) evening. Further particulars will appear in next issue. Tea.—To augment the building fund of Menioriad Baptist Church a tea was held at Memorial Hall this (Wednesday) evening. The joint donors were Miss Sarah Morgan (Bryn- stone House). Miss) Agnes Stephens (Dolefin), M iss Eliza Jones (Castle Cottages), and Miss Maggie Lewis (Maldwyn House).
ITALCARTH BOOT DEALER
I TALCARTH BOOT DEALER. I Affairs in Bankruptcy. I WIFE AS BUSINESS HEAD. Mrs Emily Vera Davies, of the Boot Ex- change, Talgarth, underwent her public ex- amination at Hereford on Tuesday. The gross liabilities were returned ts zC370 8s 5d. Assets were £ 123 12s lOd, and the deficiency t220 18.51 Id. The unsecured liabilities in- cluded money borrowed from money-lenders L117, borrowed from others £101, and trade goods £ 105. Debtor was formerly a school teacher, and married in 1908. Afterwards she started business as a boot dealer at Talgarth with a capital of £ 60. of which JE:30 was, borrowed, and traded as Davies and Co. Her husband was an undischarged bankrupt and had form- erly been in business as a builder at Cwm- amman. He worked as a carpenter and as an insurance agent. In reply to the Official Receiver, Mrs Dav- ies said (her husband earned about £1 a week as insurance agent and that he gave her to carry on the house. She had never mado any profit on the boot business. After the first half-year she became in debt to the bank and had since had an overdraft which was guaranteed, of about L30. She began to have recourse to money-lenders in May Official Receiver's Comment. ) The Official Receiver pointed Otit that in reply to a communication pressing for pay- ment, debtor's husband had written, Mrs Davies has passed away, and we liave had all our business 'tI:pset.Dcbrtor informed the court that Mrs Davies referred to was her aunt. The Officia;l Receiver said the letter would lead people to suppoge it 'was she. The let- ter added, "However we will be having in- surance money to cover all in about a fort- night." Did you bave any insurance money? Debtor: No. The examination was closed.
BUILTH WELLS v BRECON DEPOT I
BUILTH WELLS v. BRECON DEPOT. I At Builth on Wednesday. Result Builth, 10 goals; Depot, 2. Taylor and Tricker scored I for the Depot.
HEREFORD CATTLE MARKET I
HEREFORD CATTLE MARKET. I Supply of stock moderate and trade good, demands brisk for beef, best qualities mak- ing sevenpeoice to eightpence pound, and others si-xponce to sevenpence. Fat calves still very dear, and made up to tenpence halfpenny. Sheep in moderate supply and good demand for stores. Best tegf, made ninepence to tenpence. and others up to ninepence. Good supply of pigs with capital demand.
I HAY. I Other Hay News will be found gn page 3. Annual Meetings.—Salem Baptist Church held its annual meeting on Monday, when Mr If or Jones (secretary > presented a satisfactory balance sheet. A similar meeting in connect- ion with the Congregational Church was held on Sunday. Prsonal.-)Ir Robert Chambers, A.S.A.A., only son of Mr and Mrs A. Chambers. Castle street, presided over a meeting of students of the Incorporated Account auts, held at New- port. Accident.—An accident occurred to Mr Phillip Badhrams. Dulas Terrace, in the em- ploy of Messrs. R. Williams and Sons, on Saturday afternoon. Mr Badhams, who is nearlv 60 years of age, had been chaff-cutting in a loft belonging to his employers at Coop- er s' Hall. After finishing his work he slipped off a platform to the stone pent is beneath, and sustained a broken collar-bone, broken ribs and injury to. his head. Presentation.—Teachers and officers of Weslev Church Sabbath sdhool. on Sunday, made a presentation of a morocco bound hymn book to Mish D. Matthews on her de- parture from the town. Mr T. Benbow ex- pressed regret at Miss Matthews departure and testified to the good work she had done during her residence amongst them. Mr James Williams i-NAntyglasdii-r) also spoke, and endorsed Mr Benbow s remarks. Miss Matthews suitably responded. Wesley Church.—To augment the funds of Wesley Church, a social was held on Friday. A programme of novel
MEANING OF A WILL
MEANING OF A WILL. BRECOS APPEAL CASE. In the House of Lords on Tuesday argu- ments were heard in the case David Lowry Le Blanc Lightfoot (an infant) v. Lucy Powys i Maybery (widow) and LNIai-v Juie Gwenllian Watkins. whic hwas an appeal from an order of the Court of Appeal affirming, with cer- tain variations, an order made by Mr Justice Joyce, in an action for the purpose of havimg determined the true construction of the real estate of the will of the late Thomas Chiehele Bargra,ve Watkins. formerly of Brecon. The case rested upon the meaning to be at- tached to the phrase my nearest male heir" appearing in the will. It appeared that the testator, who at his death was entitled to real estate of the rental value of upwards of tSW a year, died a. bachelor in 1897.The question raised in the appeal have relations to the prol)e-i-ty in Kent. The lieaiing was adjourned.
JCWMTWRCH. The School.—Councillor James Powell call- 00 the attention of the Breconshire Education Authority on Friday to ttro unsatisfactory state of the approach to Owmtwrch sobool A reply to the effect that tliis will be remed- ied as quickly as possible was given.
WRITING to the agent en- trusted with the purchasing of the stores for the forthcoming Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedi- tion, Sir Ernest Shackleton uses these words "I consider the ques- tion of the concen- trated beef supply is most important- it must be Bovril" For the first time in the history of Antarctic exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton will undertake an expedi- tion where there will be no food depots for the return journey. The party must entirely and absolutely rely upon the food they carry with them. Therefore every ounce of food must be of the maximum food value, and every ounce must yield up its maximum nourishment to the men who carry it. Men who trust their lives to their food take no risks, and Sir Ernest Shackleton, planning this expedition with as intimate a knowledge of stores as ice and snow, has recognised the scientifically proved value of Bovril. Bovril is the- food which has been proved by independent scientific investigation to possess a body-building power equal to from 10 to 20 times the amount taken. This was found to be due partly to its own high food value and partly to its remarkable powers of assisting the assimilation of other food. The investigation which established this unique power of Bovril was carried out by one of the foremost physiologists of the Kingdom on behalf of a Govern- ment Department, and the results ob. tained applied to Bovril and Bovril alone. That is why Sir Ernest Shackleton writes: "it must be Bovril" 8.H.B.
I TALGARTH. Economists must not fail to visit London House, during sale time. Rare bargains offered. 87 Evangelik;bi.La.t week under the aus- pices of the Free Church Council the Rev. W. S. Jones, of Llwynpia. conducted a series of Evangelistic Mission cervices, held alter- nately each evening in the Free Churches of the towDj. and the attendances were remark- ably good. To purchase goods at. D. Jones and Oo.'s Winter Sale is to ma ke one of the best invest- ments pofltsiible. Half-price remnaTit week commences February 6th. Visit London House during Sale time. Every line offered is a genuine bargain. M. Davies and Son. Personal.—Mr Woodman, who received a nasty cycle accident when cycling to Pres- tign, has now recovered Football.-At a meeting of the selection committee the following were selected to play Rhayader at Talgarth on Saturday in the Mid-Wales League: Sid Hughes Vin Dav- ies, Les Powell; W. Holmes, W. Sbelton W. Powell; C. Price, R. Parry, Len Shekon. Allan Williaims, W. Thomas. Y.P.S.—At a, meeting of the C.M. Young Peoples' Society, held on Monday, papers were read by Mr Tom Lewis, Bowen Villa, on "Captain Scott"; Mr Alfred Price. The Green,, on "Howell Harris" and Mr E. Wesley Lewis, on "Mr Lloyd George." The pastor (Rev. J. J. Jones, B.D.) presided. An interesting discusslion followed. •
BRYNMAWR. Plains.—Brynmawr District Council have passed plans for additions to the New Cinema in King street, and alsb for two houses in Alma street for Mr Eddy. Buildillg.-A meeting to further building on the Twyncynghordy site was held at the Old Town Hall on Friday. Shop Closing.—The result of the voting on closing under the Shops Act has been recei- ved with disappointment in the town. Football. -Br.viiinawr in ,3. North Mon- mouthshire League match beat Pontypool by 2-1 on Saturday at Brynmawr. The home side were the superior. Panton the Bryn- iii.aivr goalie brought off one remarkable save. Wa.ter.-The Brynmawr District Council have approached Ebbw Yale District Council asking that body if they could supply Bryn- mawr with water if needed. Health.—Dr. Sheehy, the new medical officer of health. reported that there were no cases of' zymotic or infectious disease in Brymnm-wr during the last month. Success.—Congratulations have been general to Mr Fred Lewis, son of Mr James Lewis, superintendent Wesdeyan Insurance Society, on the occasion of his obtaining his certifi- cate as chief engineer.
I PENNORTH. I Guild.-On Thursday a musical evening was arranged and presided over by Mrs J. Price. The following sang: Mr L. Bootle, Mr D. Vaughan, Miss Muriel Wilson, Mr Wr. Wil- liams; trio, Mr Jenkins and party; recita- tions were given by JOhnnie Phillips, Mr D. Jones and Miss B* Price. A vote of thanks was proposed by the Rev. W. M. Saer, and seconded by Mr J. Watkins. Miss M. Phil- lips presided at the pia.no.
Brecon Chapels Progress I
Brecon Chapel's Progress. I GLAMORGAN ST. ANNUAL MEETING. I The annual tea and meeting of the Brecon 8\ Glamorgan Street Church and congregation were held on Wednesday last, when there was al a large attendance. The tables were presided over by Mrs. C. E. W. Price, Miss Phillips, Miss L. Price, Miss R. Thomas, and Miss Per- kins. At the annual meeting, the pastor, Rev. T. Gwyn Thomas presided and referred to several noteworthy incidents of a memorable year. Mr W. T. Lee presented the secretary's report, which showed that the membership had been well maintained, and that 78 new members had joined during the present pastorate. The Treasurer's report was given by Mr W R. Price, and proved highly satisfactory. In referring to the Joint Assembly, or Cymanfa, held in May last, when Dr. Campbell Morgan was one of the officiating ministers, Mr Price quoted very appreciative remarks from a letter of Mr D. Jones, J.P., the Cymanfa treasurer, in which he paid a generous tribute to the local arrangements, and stated that the collections were the highest on record. The Sunday School report was read by the pastor, in the unavoidable absence, through indisposition, of the secretary, Mr H. T. Jones, and was of an encouraging nature, while there is a substantial balance in the hands of the treasurer, Mr H. R. Knight. Equally encouraging reports were presented in connection with the Watchers Band and the Congregational Socials by Miss C. Williams, the Ladies' Sewing Meetings by Miss Phillips and Mrs Lee, the latter also presenting the Missionary and Young Helpers' League Reports. The Band of Hope was reported to be flourishing. Prin- cipal Lewis expressed himself delighted to hear such satisfactory reports. He thought that the pastor's words in his opening address, to the effect, that they had, during the year, done their work and borne their testimony aptly summed up the meaning and mission of the Christian Church; and Mr D. J. Powell, Court Gilbert, expressed his pleasure at the con- tinued evidence that things were working smoothly and well. Election of Officers. Mr W. T. Lee having intimated his desire to resign, the secretaryship, which he had held for 16 years, the Pastor referred in appre- ciative terms to the devoted service rendered by Mr Lee. On the proposition of Prof. Evans, which Mr D. J. Powell seconded, Mr E. A. Watts was unanimously elected secre- tary. A cordial vote of thanks to Mr Lee was proposed by Principal Lewis, who re- ferred to the .retiring secretary's strong at- tachment to the church. When he first came Mr Lee and Prof. Evans ha.d been among the first to welcome him. He pro- posed a hearty vote of thanks to him for all that he had accomplished during his many years of office, and also expressed gratifica- tion that Mr Watts had accepted the office. The proposition was seconded by Mr W R. Price a.nd carried, Mr Lee suitably respond- ing. The treasurer, Mr W. R. Price, and the nnancial secretaries. Messrs. J. Cynog Jones and A. A. Adcock, were unanimously re-elected. Miss Rayson, Who has filled the position of organist, having intimated her inability on account of ill-health to retain the office, Miss Wilcockson. who had rendered efficient service as acting-organist for the greater part of the year, was unanimously appointed to the posi- tion, on the proposition of Mr W. R. Price, seconded by Miss Phillips, and a cordial vote of thanks was passed to Miss Rayson for her services. Mesrs. W. T. Lee. W; Morgan. A Adcock and B. T. Lloyd were elected sides- men, and Prof. John Evans auditor, and all the officers were thanked for their services during the year. A Finance Committee was also appointed, consisting of the financial of- ficers, Messrs. R. E. Havard Williams, B. T. Lloyd, Mrs Lee and Miss C. Williams. In the course of the evening regret was ex. pressed by the Pastor, the Sunday School Secretary, and others at the approaching de. parture of Mr E. J. Brown and family, who have been faithful workers in connection with the church, Mr Brown having accepted an other appointment under the same Company at Hengoed. He has been Sunday School superintendent for over two years. The best wishes were expressed for their success. Referring to the Pastor's addresses to the juveniles, Prof. Evans proposed that the Sun- day School Committee be invited to insti- tute a quarterly competition among the chil- dren in the reproduction from memory of these addresses. This was seconded by Mr W. R. Price, supported by Principal Lewis, and carried unanimously, prizes sufficient for the present year being promised at the meet- i ag.
I TALYBOXT v BRECON JUNIORS
I TALYBOXT v. BRECON JUNIORS. Talybont were at home to Brecon Juniors on Saturday. The visitors included Hoddi- nott of the Sports Club. The visitors kicked off towards the railway and for some time gave the home defence a warm time, but Whittaker and Odell kept them well at bay. Hoddinott tried to get through several times onJy to find W. Morris a stumbling block. Even play followed until half-time, no score being registered. Starting off Talybont forced matters and ,cooil had the defence in a tangle'. Watkins on the left wing being: conspicuous with some good rnus. but his centres lacked direction. Clarke the visitors full back handled near goal. but Whittaker with a. fine shot hit the upright. Murphy returning from the rebound sent in a good hot but the goalie was at home. The homesters were not to be denied and Brin. Morris finished up a good .run with a shot that gave Hughes no chance. Exciting play followed and Phillips had hard lines in not scoring. Hoddinott again tried to get going but was too well watched by W. Mor- ris to be dangerous. Rowlands put in a good shot firom the right wing, which the home goalie fumbled and put through his own goal. Both sides now tried hard for the lead but the defences prevailed. Odell. Whittaker, W. Morris and D. Wat- kins were the pick of the home team, and Phillips, Lichfield and Perry for the visitors. Final: I Talybont 1 goal. Juniors 1 goal. Teams:—Talybont: James; Odell, Whit- taker; Evans, W. Morris, Cross; Watkins, Parry, B. Morris, Edwards, Murphy. Jun- iors Hughes; Clarke, Joynson; Roberts, Lichfield, Williiims; Rowlands, Phillips. Hod- dinott, Perry, Rees. Referee, Mr J. C. Morris. Merthyr Y.M.C.A. are due at Talybont on Saturdav next. < <
RUGBY. CRICKHOWELL v. USK. CriekhoWell accomplished a very good per- formance on Saturday in drawing with Usk at Usk. In the firsit half Crick-howell who wore assisted by Thomas, the old Brynmawv full bac:k in the absence of Maggs, -aiii-d Wat- kins (Abei-ga-veiiny), atacked, and were with- in inches of the line on several occasions, Usk pressed near the end, but the defence was splendid. For Crickhowell, Batty, W. A. Davies (captain), W. Rums.ey) "Buller" Williams, "Drummer" Thomas, Roes, and Davies did well.
THE COLD QUESTION 1
THE COLD QUESTION. 1 Sir Edward Holden's Proposals I PLEA. FOR ROYAL COMMISSION. I The annual general meeting of the London, City and Midland Bank, Ltd., was held on Friday at the Cannon Street Hotel, London, E.C. Sir Edward Holden, Ba.rt. (chairman) presided, and after reviewing the world's money markets said that there were in Lon- don no less than 120 Foreign and Colonial Banks. The credit created by the operations of these bankd was really based on the. small gold reserve in the Bank of England, which worked between a minimum, of 26 millions sterling and a maximum of 40 millions sterl- ing. The gold in the Issue Department was largely contributed through a, portion of the reserves of the Joint Stock Banks being held in the Bank of England, and through the notes held by the banks and the public. The total liabilities on current and deposit ac- counts of the Joint Stock Banks of this country, excluding the Banks in Scotland and Ireland amounted approximately to 860 millions sterling, while the total amount due to depositors in post offioo and trustee saving banks were about 2-50 millions sterling. There were practically three reservoirs of gold in this country. The Bank of England; the Joint Stock Ba.nks; aaid the gold which came every week from South Africa. The Presi- dent of the Reidhabank had a blunderbuss" in addition to the bank rate, which he used to prevent gold ibein_ o taken from his bank against his wishes. The President of the Bank of France was in a similar position. The Bank of England had no such weapon beyond the bank rate, neither was there one in respect to the gold which arrived from South Africa except the price. But the Joint Stock Banks had a "blunderbuss" in- as miuih as no one would legally claim pay- ment in gold from .a. Joint Stock Bank, be- cause Bank of England notes were legal ten- der and would be paid out to meet all claims. In order to give better security to their de- positors and also to make their shareholders more secure, it was necessary that the banks should hold a certain proportion of their liabilities in gold which would therefore, ap- pear reasonable to expect the Joint Stock Banks to hold 6 per cent. of their liabilities in gold exclusive of their holding of Bank of England notes. or silver, and of their balance with the Bank of England. The difference between the Banks of the United States and Canada and this country, was that the form- er published their gold holdings while the lat- ter did not. As fa.r as their bank was con- cerned the directors regarded this subject as of such great importance, that unless some such arrangement be concluded during the next 12 months, they would publish in the balance sheet for December next the amount of gold held by tiheir bank. The total de- posits of the Government Savings Bank now aimutinte(I to a,bout 185 millions sterling, and, there was practically no reserve held against these deposits. If "heavy withdrawals took place the Bank of England would have to be relied upon. and the Bank of England would be unable to respond to any great extent were it not for the balances of the Joint Stock Banks which it held. The second ques- tion concerned the branches of foreign banks in this country. A branch of an English Joint Stock Bank could not be established in France without the whole of the bank's capital being subject to taxation; nor in Russia, nor in New York. While these re- strictions rendered it impossible for a branch of an English Joint Stock: Bank to be estab- lished abroad, foreign banks could open branches in London without restriction. As the latter could accept deposits in this coun- try. they should be compelled to puiblish a balance sheet of their English branch and showing the amount of gold held against their liabilities. The third subject wihich might engage the attention of the Commis- sioji, was the construction of some scheme for the issue of emergency currency slhould a breakdown in credit ever occur. In the case of the Bank of England, the notes were is- sued against about one-third of securities and two-thirds of gold. If the Joint Stock Banks held 6 per cent, of their liabilities in gold and showed that gold in their balance sheets, it would increase confidence. An amendment to the Act of 1844 might be pass- ed empowering the Joint Stock Banks, to send into the Issue Department of the Bank of England 20 imilliong sterling of gold and 40 millions sterling of Bills of Exchange, and to take out 60 millions sterling of bank notes. A proportion of those notes could then be placed to the credit of the banks in the Bank of England, and the (balance with the remain- ing portion of their gold. retained in the vaults otf the banks. The operation of such a scheme would effectually prevent the de- velopment of a crisis. When the trouble had passed, the bills of exchange would be re- tired by an equivalent amount of notes, which would be cancelled. The balance of the notes could then be presented at the I^sue Department of the Bank of England and the gold re-transferred to the vaults of the Joint Stock Banks. If the Chancellor of the EIx. chequer would seriously work for the ap- pointment of a Royal Commission, he would greatly enhance the importance of his office. He had put forth these stuggestions in the hope that they might raise discussion, not only by bankers, but also by those who were engaged in commerce. Their own affairs were in every way satisfactory. They had written off from profitsl for depreciations in securities L326,000, and as the capital value of those assets (had been written down since the last meeting, while they held the securit- ies and received the same income in respect to them, the Bank was really stronger. When money became cheaper, the prices of these securities would rise. During the present year they should have cheaper money than they had last year, amd it would be a matter of surpriste if the securities which deprecia- ted to such a. large extent up to December last should not show a..much higher value by next December. The balance sheet for 1913 was thoroughly sound. They had a cash bal- ance on the night of December 31st, of close upon 171 millions sterling, or 18.4 per cent. of their liabilities. In addition they had nearly 12 millions sterling at call and short notice, three-quarters of which was practically repayable on demand. Profits for the year amounted to £1,235,183, and the amount brought forward was £ 132,992. Their divid- end amounted to a little over £ 750,000. They had placed 1:50,000 to their Bank Premises Redemption Account, given to their staff as a bonus X30,000, and also £ 20,000 to tneir Pension Fund, carrying forward about £ 148,000. They recommended that their £ G0 shares, each with £ 12 10s paid up, be divided into f;12 shares, each with P,2 10s paid up. The amount uncalled would then be £9 10s per share, of which. £ 7 would be reserve liability. By this division they would extend their market, thus giving to those who desire a less liability, greater facilities to distri- bute ther Shares. He moved the adoption of tho report which was carried unanimously. The retiring directors, Messrs. H. Simpson Gee, and Arthur T. Keon were reappointed also the auditors, Messrs. Whinney, Smith and Whinney.
r BWLCH. ( Guild.—The Guild was re-started on Janu- ary 22nd. Solos were given by Mr Pritoh- ard and Mr J. Emrys Parry, and the organ- ist accompanied. The Pastor gave an ad- dress on "Babylon. Next week Mr W. Parry will read a paper on "The Bible," and early in March the annual children's concern is to be held.
is flavour, Flavouim, FLAVOUR. Epp, There's a lot in a good start. Start your children well in 1914i Give them STANTON'S EMULSION, which provides them with the best of foundations Sound Constitutions. Is. 3d. bottles. n ￼ ￼ ￼ N' C High Street, BRECON.
Motoring Notes. These notes are not so much for the bene- fit of you older hands, who know (or should know) your Miohelin. text-book pretty well by this time, as for tibe younger brethren. At the same time, it will doubtless do you no harm to run your eye over the following points. For instance, it is possible that you have) forgotten the fact that a Semelle Non-skid wants slightly more inflation than a Michelin Square Tread of the same size. Another useful hint in connection with Michelin Semelle Non-sikids: Do not con- tinue to use a cover after its studs are com, pletely worn down; have it repaired at once. It is a common mistake of young motorists to run their Seimelle's right dowt until the leather is destroyed. They forget, or they do not realise, that the leather is not intended for use as a tread, but is there simply to afford greater protection against punctures and to give extra support to the studs. Regarding the leather once more, it stands to reason that if it is to be kept properly supple, it must not be altogether abandoned to the hardships imeted out by wet roads, freezing winds. and warm sun. Otherwise it will soon harden and crack. Now it would only be disastrous to treat the leather on LAficdioliti Semelles with any ordinary form of oil dressing, simply be- cause the rubber portion of the cover would quickly be ruined by it. Consequently Michelin have invented a preparation of their own, called Skidcreme, which, after it has permeated the leather, cannot possibly injure the rubber in any way. This is at virtue of Skidcreme possessed by no other leather preserving preparation. Skidcreme is very easily applied After washing: the tyres and drying them thorougih- ly. sirtear the paste over the leather with the brush supplied. Allow- the paste to be- come thoroughly absorbed before using the tyres again. When Skidcreme is first used it should be applied fairly frequently—once a. week ov so. But when the leather becomes impregnated with the paste, only very occasional applica- tions will be necessary; that is to say. only when the leather begins to get dry and hard. BIDENDUM.
I Billiards. CRICKHO WEILL CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB v. CHURCH HOUSE, BRECON. Played at OrickhcAvell on Monday eveming. Grickhowell. Church House. J. H. James 98 W. Pritchard 150 J. H. Grant Ill H. J. Snelgrove 150 T. H. Ward 80 W. C. Evans 150 T. J. Allien 95 T. Hulme 1.50 A. Price. 150 A. J. Matthews 1491 W. H. Kirkland 125 E. Hawkes 150 E. Price 134 W. Lichfield 150 H. Palmer 128 A. Hawkes .130 921 1199 I Church House won by 278 points.
TALYBONT-ON-USK. Dehate.-An interesting debate was held in the Aber Chapel on Friday evening on "Should railways and land be nationalised." Two excellent papers were read by Mr D. Watkins and Mr E. S. Edwards. Messrs. B. Lloyd and B. Morris ably seconded the speakers. On the vote being taken a major- ity of 4 was registered in favour of national- isation. Mr H. Harris presided. Mission Week.—At Benaiah Congregational Church on Monday last, Rev. W. Woosman of the London Missionary Society gave an in- teresting account of Mission Work in China. where Mr Woosman has been engaged for 17 yea.rs. The meeting was very well attended. Obituary.—We regret to record the death of Mrs ILuiiiiah Jones, of Benaiah, who pass- ed away on Friday last. The deceased lady was the oldest inhabitant in the neighbour- hood. The funeral took place on Tuesday t i.lnvsiuvitffraed.
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I THE EXPRESS DIARY. Sunday, February Ist.-Prof. Chance at Kensington Baptist Chapel, Brecon, and lecture on Monday night. Monday, February 2nd.—Free Lecture on Canada at Talybont Parish Hall. Tuesday, February 4th.—Annual meeting of subscribers to Brecon Infirmary. Wednesday, February 4th.-Hreœll Chamber of Trade Annual Dinner at Castle Hotel. Wednesday, February 4th.—Annual Plough- ing and Hedging competitions at Dolber- thog and Llanithol Farms, Howey. Tuesday, Feb. 10.—Hay Eisteddfod. Tuesday, Feb. 10th.—Lecture on Canada, Drill Hall, Rhayader. Wednesday, Feb. 11th.—Lecture on Canada at Albert Hall, LAandrindod Wells. Wednesday, February llth.-Competitive meeting, Siloah, Merthyr Cynog. Wednesday, February ilth.-Annual Com- petitions, Llansypddid and GlyntarralJ Agricultural Society at Upper Bolgoed. Friday, February 13tlt.-Annual Match at Llanbadarn-Fawr Parish. Friday, Feb. 13th.—Ploughing and Hedging Match at Noyadd Farm, Cwmdu. February 13tli.-Treeastle Council' School. acting of the drama.. "Cyfoeth ynte Cymeriad. Tuesday. February I'th.-Se,nnv Ploughing and Hedging Match at Pantglas. Wednesday, Feb. 18th.—Annual Ploughing Match at Gwarcae, Garthbresngy. Monday, February 23rd.—Concert at Penuel Baptist CShapel, Llapgorse. Tuesday, February 24th.—Ploughing and Hedging Competitions at Middle Trostre, Llanvwern. Saturdav, Feb. 28.—Cray Eisteddfod. Wednesday, March 4th.mpetitive meet- ing at Aberedw Congregational Church. Wednesday, March 4th.—Llywel annual Ploughing and Hedging Ma-tch at Camden Farm. Thursday, March 5th.—Children's Concert at C.M. Church. Bwlch. Sunday, April 19th.—Glamorgan Street Chapel Anniversary. Printed and Published by ROBT. EAD., at the "Brecon and Radnor Express" Offices, Express Buildings, Bulwark, in the Ohapeiry of St. Mary, in the Bor- ough and County of Brecon, on THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 1914.