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Use a little Stanton's Disinfecting Fluid in the water when Spring Cleaning. It leaves a nice, clean, healthy odour behind it. It is dead- ly to all disease germs-three times as strong as Carbolic Acid-and is the cheapest disinfectant on the Market 6d. and Is. bottles. 2s. 6d. and 5s. drums. High Street, BRECON.
BRECON. Boy Scouts Camp.—The Aberdare Troop of Boy Scouts held their annual camp last week at Siwcli, near Brecon. Fiying Exhibition.—That noteo daring aviator, Mr Vivian Hewitt, the first to cross the Irish Channel by .aeroplane, will give an exhibition of fancy flying on the Brecon Sports Club ground on August 8th. If you appreciate a FRESH PICKED TOMATO call at Quarrell's, High street. 121 Off to Borden. —A draft left the Depot on Fridav morning to join the home battalion. They were played to the station by the band. B. and M. Railway Company.—The ac- counts of flhe Brecon and Merthyr Railway Co. for the six months ended 30th June last show that the net revenue balance is L26,7,52, against L26,633 for the corresponding per- iod of last year. Deducting Debenture Stock interest and fixed charges amounting to £ 20,186. as against L20,336, the balance avail- able for dividend is £ 6,566, as against This amount the Board do not propose to distribute at present. Hospital for Fountain Pens. Any make pen quickly and cheaply repaired by the Pen Experts: A. Hughes and Son, Brecon. 113 Scholastic Success.—Miss Mona Jones, j daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Jones, the Gaer, has this year carried off the mathematics prize at the Welslh Girls' School, Ash ford. Miss Jones has had a most successful career at the school. We congratulate her and wish her still further success. Prof. J. Morris Jones, M.A., Bangor, who is one of the lecturers at the Welsh Summer School at Brecon, is an old Christ -College hoy. He is OTliC of the greatest authorities on Celtic, and the author of the recently published volume on Welsh grammar. Members of the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society will hear of something to their ad- vantage by applying to B. C. Woods, Castle street. 606 Sir Edward Anwyl. M.A., who was to have lectured to the students of the Welsh Sum- mer School this week, was unable to be pre- sent, having been advised by his doctor to take a rest previous to taking up his post as Principal of Caerleon Training College. A unanimous vote was passed at the opening of the school on Monday wishing Sir Edward every success in his new sphere. Mr John Rowland, M.V.O.. was also unable to be pre- sent. Girls' County School.—In the list of suc- cessful candidates in an open competitive ex- amination of the Oi vid Service Commission for female learners in the Post Office appears the n-ame-s of two pupils of the Girls' County School. Miss Margot White comes out top of the list at the Cheltenham centre, and Miss Millioent Mathews is fifth at the New- port centre. Both candidates are to be con- gratulated on having obtained these high places on a first attempt. If your hair is falling stop it by using Ewart Wise's Acetone Scalp Lotion. Cliureli Lads' Biigakle.-On Friday last companies of the Church Lads' Brigade from Brecon, Builth, and Ystradgynlais went to Dawliish for the annual eight days' camp. The Brecon Company, which numbered 19, were in charge of Assistant-Chaplain Rev. T. A. Davies, and the Builth Company, num- berin.g 12, were in charge of Lieut. Hamer. "The lads were delighted at the idea of going under canvas, as in many cases it was the only holiday they got in the year, and it did them a world of good physically. Mount Street C. Sohool.s.-The".e -schools closed on Thursday afternoon for the sum- mer vacation. Prior to dismissal the, prizes were distributed in the Infants' Department by Mrs David Powell, Caedryssu, and in the Mixed Department by His Worship the Mayor, Mr Evan Morgan, J.P. Brychan Powell, a sdholarof this school, competed for ail Evans' scholarship in the Builth district, and has headed the list, obtaining 100 per oent. of marks in arithmetic. Notiec,P-,iris to suit any make of imple- ments may be had from the Breoonshire Coal and Lime Co. Ltd. Sales Agents for latest machines. 397 Funeraii,-rDhe funeral took place on Wed- nesday last of Mr Evan Vaughan, The Struet, Brecon. The remains were interred in the Cemetery, the Rev. D. O. Griffiths officiating. The chief mourners were: Messrs Wm. "Vaughan, Thos. Vaughan, John Vaugha.n, and Albert Vaughan (sons), Mr Wrii. Vaughan (brother), Mrs Cartwright (daughter!. Mrs Vaughan (daughter-in-law), Mr Cbas. Vaugh- an (cousin), Mr Rd. Vaughan (cousin;, Mr Ormie Vaughan (cousin), Mr and Mrs Davies (cousins'. Mr Brown (son-in-law), Mrs Rich- ards (daughter), Miss Lillie Vaughan (daugh- ter), Mrs Brown (daughter), and Miss Annie "Vaughan (daughter). A large number of wreaths and flowers were sent by members of the family and friends. Presentation to Pastor.—Through the kind- ness or Mr T..E. lrew, J.r.. the Kensing- ton Sunday School held a picnic at Rhydwer- non Farm, near Brecon, on Wednesday of last week. Fine weather prevailed, and about 150 were present. Tea was provided (the caterer being Mr Evans, Greyhound Inn), at the close of which Mr Trew, superintendent of the Sunday School, welcomed the Rev. R. G. Thomas and Mrs Thomas on the return from their honeymoon. and also welcomed Mrs Thomas to the town. He then, in a few well chosen words,, made a presentation to Mr and Mrs Thomas of a document case and cheque, wishing them every prosperity in their future life. The Rev. R. G. Thomas (suitably returned thanks for what he termed the "strprise packet." Games were partici- pated in, and races for the children, and prizes given to the winners. Mr Trew and Mr E. M. Meredith supervised the arrange- ments. The members of the Kensington Rambling Club also joined in the proceedings. If you want a. Hair Brush or anything in Toilet Goods call at Ewart Wise's. Death and Funeral of an Old Breconian.- Many old Bi-econians will regret to ieaj-n of the death of Mr William John James, which took place on Sunday, July 26tli, a.t "The Hare and Hounds," Aberithin, Cow- bridge. Deceased, who was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John James, of Pendre, Brecon, had lived at Aburithin fcr a number of years, and was well-known and highly respected throughout the district. Deceased was only 46 years of age, and leaves a widow and two sons to mourn their loss. On Tuesday, July 28th the funeral was held at Welsh St. Donate Churchyard, and was largely attended. Be- fore leaving the house, a service was con- ducted by the Rev. B. T. Roberts (Baptist Minister). At the church and graveside, the Vicar of Cowbridge (Rev. I. Roberts) officia- ted. The hymns Jesu Lover of my soul" and and" Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau" were ef- fectively sung. The chief mourners were — Mrs James (widow), Messrs. Fred and George James (sons), Mrs Watts. Cowbridge (sister), Mr and Mrs James Mathews, Brecon (sister and brother-in-law), Miss E. Watts, Cow- bridge (niece), Mr Alfred 6. Letton, Brecon (nephew;, and Mr W. T. Jones (Brecon.) The following floral tributes were sent: From sorr-oi-, iiig widow and sons; Mr and Mrs Watts and family (Treherbert), Mr and Mrs James Mathews (Brecon), Mrs Letton and family (Brecon), Mr and Mrs Jenkins (Spring Cottage. Glasibury-on-Wye), Mrs R. Hughes (Aburithin), Mrs J. Hughes (Aburithin). and Messrs. Coo W.. and P. Williams. The Rock and Castle, Brecon. Summer Drink. Lime Juioe, Lemon Squash, Lemonade Crystals, Clarets, Bur- gandies. etc., etc. Store prices. --Nlei-edith and Son, Stores, Brecon. FLOWER SHOW, AUG. 5th, at Church House. Brecon and District Horticultural Society will hold an exhibition of fruit, flow- ers, and vegetables. Open from 2 p.m. till 7.30. Admission 6d and 3d. 920p An Old Fa-vo-urite. -Charles' Electric Corn Cure—Never Fails. 9Jd and Is ltd. by post Id extra, of Gwillim, late Charles, )1edi- cal Hall, Brecon. 500 The war excitement is trying to the nerves. Let me sugges-t that you try a cup of Morris's 2s Tea. This celebrated tea will quiet and steady the nerves as no other can. Just you try it. Morris, The Value Giving Grocer, 17, Bridge Street, Brecon. 746 The Palace.—On Monday the Palace Cinema re-opened with a larger s.ta;ge and a pro- gramme which was fully appreciated by the vast audiences that attended. At night, ow- ing to the great Levard's turn, the hall was packed, and the audience came away with nothing but praise. His medium sits in a chair tied by her wrists with irons round her legs and a steel collar round her neck. These are fastened and looked. with the audience's own locks and keys. Yet two slates are tied together and placed on the floor, and when taken out are still tied, but with a message written in chaitk inside the two slates, and then she walks from the chair and cabinet. Yet the looks show no signs of being tampered with or the cords unfastened. Next week the chief turn will be the Sel- kirks, who will give various items, musical and comedy, surrounded by a host of Brecon children in Scotch costume, etc. Also the fuil Star Programme of the Picture World. The latest news of the war will be shown on the screen, or announced from the stage, as soon as it arrives in Brecon, through the courtesy of the Editor of the Express." Wedding.—At the Kensington Baptist Church on Wednesday morning the wedding was solemnised of Miss M. J. Kernick, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Kernick, Min-y-ffordd," Conway street, and Mr A. W. Cotton, of the typographical department of the "Express." There was a large con- gregation, both bride and bridegroom being very popular. The officiating minister was the Rev. R. G. Thomas (pastor). The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of powdered blue Bengaline caprice. The bridesmaid was Misis M. A. Kernick (sister), who wore a dress of navy blue char- meuse. The best man was Mr Hubbard. The bride and bridegroom left by motor oar for Swansea, the bride travelling in a dress of mole whipcord. They were. the recipients of a very large number of presents, including a marble clock, presented by the Express" staff to Mr Cotton. So v B.i —• 1..1' sper-"— R11. wi m-vft,, c wii w.. .I,.ll of ►Seine. Death and Funeral.—We regret to record the death, which took place on the 26th ult., at the residence of her son, Mr Wm. Price, Priory Hill, Brecon, of Mrs Eliza. Price, widow of the late Mr Evan Price, Chapel House, Lower Chapel. The deceased lady had attained an advanced age. The funeral took place on Friday last, the remains being in- terred in the C.M. Church burial ground, Lower Chapel, the Rev. D. Tudor Jones, B.A., Brecon, officiating. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs William Price (son and daugh- ter-in-law), Miss Jennie Price and Messrs. Rees and David Price (grandchildren), Mr and Mrs T. J. Harries, Abarcrave (son-in- law and daughter), and Misses Jennie, Lily and Blodwen Harries, and Mr Willie Harries (grandchildren, Mr Be van, Lower Chapel (brother), and Miss Bevan, and Mrs Davies, Rhydywemen. Wreaths were sent by the fam- ily and friends. Mr Lewis Meredith was the undertaker.—The family of the late Mrs Eliza Price, Priory Hill, Brecon, desire to thank all friends for kind sympathy and floral tributes sent. 747 Marriage.—'The marriage took place at the Glamorgan Street Congregational Church on Wednesday of Miss Emma Mary Price, daugh- ter of Mr W. R. Price, Orchard street, Bre- con, and Mr Ed ward Myddieton, Brecon, son of Mr and Mrs Edward Myddieton, Denbigh. The ceremony, which was performed by the pastor, the Rev. T. Gwyn Thomas, assisted by the Revs. J. H. Rees, Burry Port, and D. Tudor Jones, B.A., Brecon, was witness- ed by a large number of friends and well- wishers. The service was choral. The bride. who was given away by her father, was taste- fully attired in a dress of cream silk eolienne, with overdress of laoe, and wore a black hat with plumes. Her gift from the bridegroom was a pair of diamond earrings. The brides- maids were the Misses Lena and Georgina Price, sisters of the bride, who were attired in pale pink and pale blue silk eolienne with overskirts of ninon. Their hats were cream Leghorn with black velvet ribbon and roses to match. They also wore gold pendants set with pearls and amethyst, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr Charles Myddieton, Den- bigh. brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. Miss W lloockson played suitable voluntaries and Mendelssohn's '"Wedding March" as the happy couple left the church. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Green Dragon Temperance Hotel, when there were a large number of guests. After- wards Mr and Mrs Myddieton left for Den- bigh and Hull, where the honeymoon is be- ing spent. The bride travelled in a mole cloth costume. Both were the recipients of a larze number of useful presents.
I SERIOUS OUTRAGE. I Pony Riddled with Bullets. A serious outrage was perpretrated at Llandefalle, Brecooshire, on Saturday of last week, when a three-war-old pony, belonging to Mrs Rees. Ponde Mill, Llandefalle, was found shot dead on the roadside. The ani- mal was skinned. and it was found that it had been riddled with bullets. There was a large hole in the front part of the pony's body. caused, it is supposed, hy a gun shot at close quarters. It was a valuable pony. The matter has caused considerable comment in the, district.
I LLANDRINDOD WELLS CHATI
I LLANDRINDOD WELLS CHAT. Miss .Joan Oliver was generally voted to be the best athlete on the Rock Park Grounds on Wednesday afternoon. The late Mr Thomas Roberts commenced his photographic business at the Spa near the spot where the Rectory now stands. Mr w. R. Lane, the famous evangelist, has promised to preach at the Baptist Tabern- acile on the last Sunday in August. May E. Abberley, Dora M. Partridge, and Maggie B. Wilkins have been awarded diplo- mas for proficiency in the scholarship ex- aminations of a daily paper. Preaching, flying, sheep-dog trials, theatri- cals, sport, and concents are amongst the Bank Holiday week attractions at the Spa.
No name! Some manufacturers take so little pride in their goods that they d't put a name on them! Demand advertised goods.
BUILTH WELLS 1
BUILTH WELLS. 1 Other Builth News will be found on p. 3. A visitors' concert was h,eld near the Groe Pavilion on Tuesday morning. Boating Mishap.—A boat went over the Groe weir 'down the Wye on Tuesday, and four occupants happily esoaped with nothing more serious than a wetting. Mr Evan Vaughai: rendered help and towed the damag- ed boat to the riverside. Sale of Stock.—Mr J. A. Evans (auction- ear) sold by auction in the Smithfield on Mon- day several fat lambs a.t 26s per head, and some store lambs at 22s and 23s apiece. He also sold under the hammer two yearling bul- looksa,t 4;16 owh, and a barren cow realised £ 14. Bryniaman Brass Ba.nd played in the streets on Tuesday evening. The bandsmen are spending a week in the spa.
LLANWRTYD WELLS I
LLANWRTYD WELLS I Baptist Chapel.—The opening of the new English Baptist Chapel took place last Sun- day. when eloquent sermons were delivered by the Rev. B. F. Williams. There were large congregations at all the services. The August Holiday.—The continued un- settled state of the weather did not prevent the arrival of the usual big crowds on Aug- ust Saturday when more than 1,500 visitors, exclusive of trippers arrived. On Monday (Bank Holiday) the throng was increased. From the early morning the weather outlook showed signs of improvement, but unfortun- ately some heavy showers were experienced during the day. Like an army the holiday seekers skirmished in all directions, the lake receiving special patronage, whilst the waters were freely partaken of at the Dolecoed and Victoria Wells Pump Houses. The crowd of archers in the park recalled the days of Robin Hood. Motor Accident.—An accident befel a motor car, owned by Mr T. Roberts, The Crown Stores. Llandovery, conveying Mr Alfred Thomas (solicitor), and family from Llan- dovery to Llanwrtyd Wells, on Wednesday last. When near the Sugar Loaf the axle of the car broke, but fortunately no one was seriously injured. Another car was obtained from Llanwrtyd Wells and conveyed the party to their destination. The Harvest.—U nf ort unatel y very little hay has been harvested in the district owing I to the' unpropitious weather. The greater part is uncut and what has been mown has been out nearly a fortnight. We note that the town lamp posts have been painted. Is this a prelude of favours to come. Council School.—Before dismissing for the mid-summer holidays Dr. Rlhys Davies, Builth Wells, visited this School and in the course of 'his informal talk with the elder scholars the following facts were elicited, viz., that all the. horses and dogs had names assigned to them, while only a small proportion of mildh cows were called by any other name than ''Buwch" (cow). In order to encourage the naming of cows he decided to offer a prize for the best list of twelve Welsh names for milch cows. Nine lists were received and were sent to the adjudicators, the boys from Llanwrtyd District, who are at present in the Builth County School. The adjudicators decided to awa-rd the first prize to Master Thos. R. Williams, Alltwyne, and the 2nd prize to Miss Gwyneth Williams, Medical Hall. They also secoit a list of names which they considered suitalble for milch cows.
LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. I About £ 50 was realised by the sale of work at Alexandra Hall, on Wednesday of last week. The Village is at present full of visitors. j A quoit pitch has just been laid for the use of visitors on the Lake Hotel Grounds. Mr R. S. Griffiths, J.P., of Tonypandy, ob- tained. a few "baskets" of very nice trout with the fly in the Irfon during last week. Mrs Fred Griffiths, of Grassendale, London, opened the summer fair at the Lake Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. Proceeds were in aid of the Church Building Fund.
ABEREDW. knnlv&i-sary.-The recent annivereary ser- vices at the Congregational Church were very well attended. Rev. W. H. Price (Talgarth) was the- special preacher, and his pulpit at Talgarth was, for the Sunday, taken by the Rev. W. Roderick (pastor). Miss Griffin Jones (Hendire) presided at the organ. Show and Sports.—The flower show and sports took place here to-day (Wednesday). A report will appear in next issue.
NANTMEL. Unveiling.—A tablet, erected in the parish church, to the memory of the late Rev. A. G. Adam son, was unveiled on Thursday after- noon.
GLASBURY. j Rainfall.—During July there were 20 rainy and 11 rainless days. For hay harvest- ing the rain was a great hindrance, but it proved an exceptionally good growing wea- ther. The total rainfall as .recorded here during last month was 4'87 inches. Missionary Tablet.On Sunday the Rev. C. Haldon conducted a service at St. Peter's Church, when a miasionary tablet erected in the church was dedicated for missionary ef- forts on behalf of the Church Missionary So- ciety. Matins were held at 11 a.m., a. child- dren's. service at 3 p.m^ and the dedication service at 6.30 p.m., when a sermon was preached, and collections, on behalf of the M issionary Society were taken. Aniiiv-ersaxv.-At the ancient place of worship of Maesyronen there assembled last Sunday a good congregation in the afternoon, and rather a large one in the evening on the occasion of the anniversary services which were conducted1 by the Rev. W. H. Price, of Talgarth. Special collections were taken in aid of the renovation fund the trustees are about to expend at least £ 30 in re-roofing the old edifice. Tea was provided for strangers at a distance. Mr R. Prosser presided at the organ.
I LLANGORSE. I Tea and Competitive Concert.—The C'.M. Church had a very successful, tea. and com- petitive concert on August 3rd. Tea was partaken of at the usual rendezvous, kindly placed at the disposal of the committee by Mrs Jones, Tynewydd. Th/j ladies of the church were kept very busily engaged for several hours serving the tables to the great satisfaction of all-comers. The concert, pre- sided over by Mr T. Lewis, Aberdare, was held at the chapel. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr Tom Pugh, Llamgynidr; recita- tions, Mrs Isaac Jones, Llangynidr; essays, Rev. T. Harris, Llangorse; accompanist, Aliss Price, The Shop, Lla.ngorse; secretary, Mr David Powell, Pencaemaen. Very in- structive and helpful remarks were made by the chairman, and each of the idjudicators regarding the purpose and benefits of the competitive meeting o.r eisteddfod, which is a novel institution in this locality. The new venture passed off very satisfactorily. The programme was as follows:—Pianoforte solo, Miss Ray Davies song, Mr Tom Pugh re- citation (under 15), divided between Miss Annie Morris and Master Willie Thomas; song. Mrs Isaac Jones solo (boys under 15), Master T. Harper; song, Miss Ray Davies; recitation, Mrs Isaac Jones; solo (tenor or bass), Mr Willie Davies, Nantyfelen; adult recitation. Miss C. Williams; song, Mr Pugh impromptu speech, divided between Mr Morris, Liand-efaelog. and Mr W. Dav- ies. Nantyfeilen; quartette, LlanfihangeI Party song, Mrs Isaac Jones.
STOP PRESS. I LATEST WIRES. 12.45 p.m.: No change in the situation. No information is available as to tihe move- ments of Fleet or Troops. 3.20. Heavy cannonading heard off Mar- gate. Supposed great Naval battle in progress. 5 o'clock. London. Japan is to help England. 6 o'clock. Breoonshire Territorials left- for the ooast after being addressed by Lord Glanusk. 6 o'clock. The Admiralty aililo-unces in Lon- don this afternoon an engagement off the coast of Holland between British destroyers and German mine layer. The Prime Minister this evening stated that the figiht was still pro- ceeding, and the result is not known. The French Embassy in London are officially informed that the French Fleet have taken a German, cruiser. In the House of Commons this af- ternoon Mr Asquitih announced that a vote of 100 millions would be taken to-morrow. He also announced the resignation of Lord Morley, Mr John Burns, and Mr Trevelyan. The Bank of England intend to issue jei and 10s notes, and also re- duce the bank rate. There is no further news as to the cannonading off Afar gate. HEREFORD MARKET. Fair attendance to-day; supply was short owing to farmers holding back. Beef sold very well, best making eightpence to nine- pence. Fa,t calves made up to tenpenoe hailfpenny; mutton made higher prices, best fetching tenpence, and other qualities up to ninepence; fat lambs tenpenoe halfpenny. Pigs, little demand; small porkers went cheaply.
I CRICKET. I BUILTH WELLS v. GORSEINON. I Gorseinon met heavy defeat at Builth Wells on I Monday. A. Maitland Jones made another century. Scores:— Builth Wells. Reginald J. Owen, b Francis 3 A. Maitland Jones, runout. 101 A. R. Evans, c John, b Francis. 10 H. Williams, c Thomas, b John 65 A. Bourne Price, b G. Thomas 10 W. Bourne Price, not out 12 D. T. Williams, not out 15 Extras. 8 Total—declared—5 wickets 224 Gorseinon. J. Phillips; c D. T. Williams, b W. B. Price.. 1 A. Rednore, c H. Williams, b W. B. Price 13 W. Evans, c D. T. Williams, b W. B. Price 0 W. John, b Sharp .18 G. Thomas, lbw., b Sharp 10 G. Francis, not out 12 E. Francis, b Sharp I W. Thomas, st H. Williams, b W. B. Price 0 J. Meek, c Davies, b W. B. Price 10 D. J. Jones, c Smiles, b W. B. Price.. 3 A. Clarke, run out. 4 Extras 3 Total 7,5
Presteign Exhibits. NOTABLE ENTRIES. Ideal weather favoured Presteign Horti- cultural Society's annual summer show at Boultibrooke Gardens (by kind permission of Lady Brydges) on Monday. The show was well patronised. The pro- I ooodi were enlivenkd by the Ptresteign Town Band, and variety entertainments were provided by Tom Hay's Company, of Glou- cester. leas were served out in a marquee, and the catering was carried out by Mr H. J. Sparey (Presteign.) Judg% were.-Divisioii one and specials, Mr Lovelock (King's Acre Nurseries, Hereford); table decorations, Lady Milbank and Lady Brydges; divistion 2 and 3. Rev. E. W. Brown (Bedstone) and Mr Gooding (Lynhalee) and honey, Hon. Mrs Wilmot (Bishopstone Rectory, Hereford.) The President was Lady Brydges and the secretarial duties were discharged in an effi- cient manner by Mr A. J. Moseley..
Hirwain Notes. I The Hirwain Band is in a flourishing state I and were on Bank Holiday engaged in Aber- dare.
Brecon, Tuesday.—The market was only slightly affected by the war, the price for lamb going upjda lb., from 932d to lOd, best yearling Shropshire wethers, 9Vl, ewe mut- ton, 7d to H-d. There was a good demand for cattle at late rates. Yearling steers, £10 to £ 14; cows and nailres,, C14 to £ 20; beef, best quality, up to 8-td; cow beef, 7d per lib. Porkers. lis to lls 6d per score cart pigs, 18s to 22s.
THE RADNOR EXPRESS
THE "RADNOR EXPRESS." It bas been brought to our notice that some of our readers in Radnorshire ask for the "Brecon and Radnor Express" instead of the "Radnor Express," which, of course, con- tains the full Radnorshire news items. Whilst the Builth edition of the "Brecon and Rad- nor Express" contains all the Radnorshire news of interests to Wye Valley readers, the fulJ Radnorshire news appears only in the "Radnor Express." Readers in Radnorshire are urged to ask for the "Radnor Express."
ISpas Isolation HospitalI
I Spa's Isolation Hospital I County Councillor Alleges Discourtesy. DR. HARDIXG AND MR J. 0. BUFTON. At Radnorshire County Council on Friday. Dr. Harding called attention to the insuffi- ciency of the isolation hospital accommoda- tion at Llandrindod Wells, saying that he thought it would have been in the best in- terests of a health; resort to have lost no time in dealing with this very important matter. To retain the confidence of their visitors and of the general public they should see to it that at the earliest possible moment they were ready to isolalte any case of infectious disease which may at any time be imported into the urban area. The Public Health and Housing Committee of the County Coun- cil suggested that there should be a confer- ence between representatives of the Urban Council and themselves, and a-ccordingily such a conference was held, and the representa- tives of the latter body promised to meet them again in three months time with definite plans. There was an existing isolation hos- pital, but it was inadequate to meet the pos- sible needs of the town. At the last meeting of the committee the matter again came up, and as Mr J. 0. Bufton. was not prepared to make a full statement of the present position, the matter was adjourned till that morning, and he was very much surprised that when they met that morning there was only Mr J. 0. Bufton present to meet them. A let- ter Was put in from the clerk to the Council, but it was a letter addressed to Mr J. 0. Bufton. That was not what they expected. They met to receive a deputation from the U.D.C., who according to their promise should have presented to the committee their. own plans and conclusions in the matter. They had not been met. Apart from the discour- tesy of this'— Mr J. O. Bufton: There war, no discour- tesy. No deputation was asked for. I was asked to report on the morning of this meet- ing what the position Was and what our Council had done, and I did so. Dr Harding, proceeding, said that when Llandrindod Wells wanted additional money from the county, they could always sent suf- ficieint correspondence, ask in time, and put their case very lucidly before the County Counci l. They had not done so now. Mr J. O. Bufton: I have said no deputation was asked for, and there has been no dis- courtesy. Dr. Harding said that his committee, as they had a perfect right to do, had asked the U.D.C. to do something which they consider- ed necessary and desirable. The matter was postponed for three months for the benefit of the Urban Council, and now at the expira- tion of that period they had no direct com- munication before them. If that was not discourtesy, he did not know what it was. He believed that it was in the interests of Llandrindod Wells that they should deal as speedily as possible with this matter, and he asked them to take it up with the same earnestness and zeal as they took up other matters concerning the relationships between themselves and that Council. Mr J. O. Bufton said that after listening to Dr. Harding's eloquence, he did not propose to say much, except to again take exception to the statement that the U.D.C. had been dis- courteous to tha Council or to Dr. Harding as chairman of the Public Health Committee. They were not asked to send a deputation, but he was called from another committee and asked to state the position, which he did. He undertook to supply further information that morning, and in accordance he had handed in a statement from the Clerk of the Council. He would like to ask the Clerk if any communication was sent to the Llandrin- dod Wells Council? The Clerk No, you undertook to mention it yourself. Mr Bufton, proceeding, said that if the matter was of such grave importance as was suggested, a communication might have been sent to the Urban Authority, but all that was done was thait the matter < was mentioned to him in a. casual sort of way. Dr. Harding: Not in a casual way. Mr Bufton: I submit it was. Proceeding, Mr Bufton said that as a matter of fact the U.D.C. had been considering this matter for some time. They had had plans before them which would involve an expendtilture of from R500 to £700, and that wias too large a sum to spend out of current revenue. The mat- ter had been referred back for re-considera- tion, and with a view to a larger scheme be- ing prepared, for which a. loan ofperhaps £ 2,000 would have to be obtained. The mat- ter had not been treated lightly by this Coun- cil, but they were bound to carry out a scheme which would meet their ifnancial posi- tion and the requirements of the place. The Chairman of the Sanitary Ooillímittele was also the Chairman of the Finance Committee, and he had been laid up for three months and had only very recently been able to resume his public work. The matter had not been shel- ved. It was receiving the most careful at- tention of the Council, and would be dealt with at the earliest possible moment. He hoped the power of that Council would not be used to force the Llandrindod Wells Council to spend a large sum of money out of revenue, and that it would be admitted that they were the best judges as to what would meet the financial requirements of the town and also as to what was best from the sanitary point of view. They kad ample accommodation at the present hospital, but they recognised that it was not up to the standard requirements in this matter. Mr J. R. Bache thought Llandrindod Wells should have improved its accommodation in this respect a long time, since for its own sake. They had neglected their duties in this matter. The Urban Council should have come forward and told them what they were going to do, but they simply got a letter from the Clerk, not addressed to them, but to Mr I Bufton himself. It was a very poor excuse to say they could not proceed with the work because of the illness of the Chairman of the committee. He had every respect for the gentleman referred to, and was very glad to see him out again, but the gentleman refer- red to would be one of the last to suggest that he ruled the roost" altogether. He strongly supported the request for fuller in- formation and early action. Dr. Harding, in reply, said their own M.O.H. had reported that the isolation hos- pital at Llandrindod Wells was inadequate; and they said as a committee that adequate provision must be made, and in a perfectly courteous way they invited the Urban Coun- cil to come and tell them how they proposed to improve the accommodation. Mr Bufton admitted that the Council had been consider- ing the matter for a long time but nothing had been done, and an impression had got abroad that the Council were shelving the matter. The sooner the Llandrindod Wells Council disabused the public mind of tlto im- pression, the better it would be for them- selves. The report of the Piiblic Health and Hous- ing Committee was then adopted.
One of the most remarkable cases which I has occurred Ül Brecon is that of a resident who had served 16 years in the Army, four- fifths of the time on foreign service. On Tuesday his discharge was due, but on the previous day the announcement in the House of Common8 of a gernøralJ mobilisation gave rise to, the impression that so far from being discharged he would be again called to the colours. On Tuesday morning, lhowevor, a few hours only before the official mobilisation notices were posted, he received his formal discharge. This is probably a unique case for South Wales.
DEATH OF MISS WOODWARD I
DEATH OF MISS WOODWARD. I I WELL-KNOWN KNIGHTON ORGANIST. I We deeply regret to record the death of Miss Ellen Nevett Woodward, of "Thorn- ton," Victoria road, Knighton, Which occur- red at one o'clock last Tuesday. The deceas- ed lady, who was believed and respected by all: had been a resident in the town for 43 years, and during that period was organist at Knighton Parish Church. The late Miss Woodward was the eldest daughter of the late Rev. Henry Woodward, M.A., of Thorn- ton Vioarage, near Bradford, and afterwards vicar of St. James' Churcih, Kennington, London. Amid every manifestation of sorrow the funeral took place at Knighton cemetery on Friday afternoon, and was largely attended. The service at the church was fully choral. Revs. D. G. Macpherson, M.A. (vicar), and C. F. Thomas (curate) jointly conducted the service, and Miss Nancy Blower presided at the organ. It was a most impressive ser- vice, and the hymn, "Now the labourer's task is o'er," was feelingly sung. The com- mittal part was taken by the Vicar, at the conclusion of which the choir toucihingly ren- dered "Nunc Dimittis." Principal mourners were: Mr W. 0. Banks. Mr and Mrs Gadd (Exeter), Miss Ethel Dav ies (Abergweli), Mr and Mrs S. N. Shrimp- ton, Dr. T. W. Graves, Mr C. M. Nixson, Miss M. Jones, Nurse Bicknell, Nurse Tate. and Nurse Nott. Those present included Lady Green-Price, Mrs Nixson, Misses Gillam, Misses Baldwin Mrs Buchanan (Hereford), Miss F. Wall, Mrs Morris (Victoria road), Misses Nott, Mr and Mrs Joseph Blower, Mr and Mrs D. Sibbald, Mr and Mrs L. A. Jones, Mr and Mrs C. Evans, Mr and Mrs W. A. Collins, Mr and Mrs C. Meacham, Dr. J. A. K. Griffiths, Messrs. Ed. Griffiths, Rowland Tench, E. M. Parker, G. M. Perkins, J. J. Abley, R. E. Ed wards, E. L. Cross, H. Matthews, W. Cad- wallader, W. Harris, senior, W. Phillips. T. B. Dove, Smith (Kinsley terrace), T. Sea- bourne and J. Lloyd (Bridge .reet). The cofifn, whdeih bore the inscription, "Ellen Woodward, fell asleep July 28th, 1914, age 64, R.I.P. was borne to the grave by Ex-Inspector Jones, Messrs. F. C. Lan- caster, H. Powell and W. Jones (Broad street). The gravo was lined with ever- greens and flowers. Mr W. Cadwallader made the coffin, which was of polished oak with brass furniture, and the arrangements were undertaken by Mr L. A. Jones. Beautiful wreaths and floral tributes were sent by Mr W. 0. Banks; Miss Ethel Dav- ies; Mr and Mrs Gadd and family; Mr and Mrs W. Gadd: Mr and Mrs S. N. Shrimp- ton Dr. and Mrs T. W. Graves; Mr and Mrs C. M. Nixson; Maud, Nurse Tate and Nurse Bicknell Dr. a.nd Mrs J. A. K. Grif- fiths; Mr and Mrs D. Sibbald Mr and Mrs R. E. Edwards, Skyborry; Sir Francis and Lady Edwards; Miss Wall; Miss A. Rocike; Miss A. Brown Mr and Mrs Morris; Mar- jorie and Alfred; Mr and Mrs W. A. Col- lins: Mr and Mrs Rowland Tendli; "Alice"; Mr and Mrs John G. Buchanan (Clyde House, Hereford); Marjorie Jones Mr W. B. Sted- man Mr and Mrs J. B. Boote, Gwernaffel; Mr and Mrs W. Edwards (The Jockey); Mr and Mrs J. Blower and Nancy; the Church Council and Choir: Misses Muriel and G. Davies; Mr and Mrs T. B. Dove; Jessiie, Florence and Queenie Dove; Misses H. L. and M. Gillam; Mr H. Bishop (Ys- trad House); Rev. D. G. Macpherson, M.A. (vicar); Rev. and Mrs C. F. Thomas and Muriel (The Gables); Lady MiTbaink Mr and Mrs G. M. Perkins and Francis Mr and Mrs L. A. Jones, and Ronald and Hugh.
Round About LlanbistershireI
Round About Llanbistershire. I I (By "Rambler.") I Trade be looking up in this here nayber- hood. A speshal "ship" train left our stas- hun lately for the Midlands. The dealers have been teamenjusly busy for a time. The Insurance Act dunna please everybody, and one grumbler do call it the "Doctors' Endowment Acrt." By giar, he inna far wrong. It do pay them prime. Some folks do think as the auld age pen- shun be very much abused. To draw five bob and spend it all at the pub be abominable, and ort to be stopped. We sid it stated the 'tother day that a sa-rtin man's mouth was so wide that lie could whisper in hees awn earl They must have been 'cilosish.' This wet webhar was foretauld by one of our auld-fasun'd "wetihar-wise," Who had no- ticed that hees chimbly smoked and that salt couldna. be kept dry. You be riglht mun. The farmers be looking serious, and no wunder, for there be no sign of harvest weth- ar. Indeed the two harvests will be druv into one this year. I TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER! I Silently one moon lit nigiht, Raynard started on hees prowling, When he heared the dogs a-howling, As the village came in sight. Then be wheeled away in haste, Wondering if in that country They had dlucks or goodish paw'ltry, Or some gis that he might taste. Soon a church he did espy, Then some rows o' pawltry housen, Coops and boxes by the dozen "Here we be, said Raynard sly. He could smell the fither'd flock, Here there was a tasty supper, But each shanty had a shutter, Sure the place was under look. Nay, he found one door ajar! In he jumped, and in a moment Put that fowlhouse in a ferment! They were plumpers all, by giar! Prize and show birds, oh what loss! To the fox it didnia matter, On he killed amid the clatte)r I For he didna care a toss! Haif a hundred soon were dead! lvhat a horrid vicious monster! What a costly waseful supper! Birds at forty-bob a head!
BEAUFORT. Holidays.—A large number left the town over Bank Holidays. As usual the favourite resorts were Blackpool and Aberystwyth. Personal.—Mr Ivor Evans, Awelfryn, Beau- fort, has taken his hoino-urs in the Historical Tripos, Part 1, of Cambridge. Mr Evans was a student a.t the Ebbw Vale County School, and as a result of a successful examination commenced his Cambridge career in October, 1912. Bowls.—At Blaina on Wednesday ou.r com- paratively young team claimed an-other vic- tory, defeating the homesters by 14 points. Beaufort, 64; Blaina, 50. I.O.G.T.-Pide, of Beaufort Lodge 302 held their meeting at Templar Hall on Tues- day. The election of officers for next quar- ter took place. A very enjoyable evening was spent. It was decided, in conjunction with the rest of the district to invite Madame Jeianie Walker—the renowned temperance a,dvo.c;a.te--to Beaufort early.
ERWOOD. I Anniversary Services.—The anniversary ser- h e anniverFAI- v rei,- vices of tlhe Erwood and Ramah Baptist Churches have recently taken place. At Ramaih Rev. T. Harris. Llangorse, officia- ted. The Erwood services were conducted by Miss Hettie Jones, of Rargoed. The organist wtas Miss Q. Powell. In the evening Miss A. Evans, Nantymynacih, sarng a solo. .I. _r
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TALGARTH. D. Jones and Co.'s record Summer Sale noW proceeding. Extraordinary bargains in Ladies' Hats, Blouses, Costumes, and MenN Golf Coats, Straw Hats and Tunic Shirts. t V* The war and the disturbing state of Eur- ope has been the all absorbing topic here. On Monday evening the arrival of the local Com- pany of Territorials from camp was welcomed by hundreds. During the week there has been a large number of visitors staying in the town and district. Everybody who has bought is pleased.—Let it please you also.-—Sale now on.—Davies and Son, London Ho-use. The weather over the week-end was show- ery, and has greatly hindered the hay har- vest operations, although on the whole there has been a great quantity of hay secured. At a meeting of the Parish Council held recently it was decided to ask the County Council to ma.ke the necessary arrangements for the negotiating of a. loan for the propos- ed additional building to the Town Hall. The Sunday School annivereary services were held in the C.M. Chapel at Bronllys on Sunday. There were miscellaneous program- mes of music, singing and reciting. As in former years the attendances were large, and much interest evinced in this annual event. Presentation.—At a meeting of members and congregation of St. Thomas' Church, Ferryside, recently, the Rev. D. W il" li,ams, rector of Talgarth (late ourate-in. charge, St. Thomas) was presented with an il- luminated address and an arm chair and table, subscribed for by tho members, etc., of St. Thomas' Church. The illuminated ad- dress was handed to the rev. gentleman by Mrs W. W. Walton, and the armchair and table by .tirs Williams, Portizeliff. The chair- man (Mr R. A. Nevi.ll), Mr Goldsmith, Mr D- Evans an Mr Mitchell bore testimony to the esteem and goodwill in which the rev. gentle- man was held by the members and congre- gation of the church and choir and Sunday school. Mr Williams thanked the subscrib- ers for their gifts, and also for the many acts of kindness towards him during his stay amongst them.
HAY Cricket.—A match was played at Hay oIl Saturday between Hay and Gwernyfed. Hay scored 62 runs for 5 wickets, R. A. Powell (-1/ wiien the game was abandoned owiiig to raill. The proposed tennis match which was to be played on Monday was postponed in conse- quence of the rain. The choir outing of the Hay Parish Church took place last week, when the members were taken by motor oars to Aberystwyth. A most enjoyable time was spent. At the various churches on Sunday last prayers were offered for the peace ot 1!,ul-- ope, alud that the dark clouds which hung around would soon pass away. Prize Distribution.—On Friday last at tltf Council Schools the annual distribution -of prizes took place. Mr T. J. Stokoe, J.P., presented the prizes, and in his remarks tc the children expressed his pleasure at the high standard of efficiency reached by a- number of the pupils. It was a great credit to their master, Mr T. E. James.. Mr James proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Stokoe for Ills kindness in presenting the prizes. Choir Outing.—The annual choir outing took place last, week in connection with the Baptist Church. The tea was held in a mea- diow kindly lent by Mr J. Davies, J.P., Boat- side, after whicill the members and friends in- dulged in games and sports and a most en- joyable day was spent.
CRICKHOWELL. Board of Guardians.— Mr Richard Morgan ]3oard of Guiar d ans. presided at the fortnightly meeting of this Board on Tuesday. The Chairman, in pro- posing a vote of condolence with the rela- tives of the late Major J. J. Watkins, vice- chairmain, and for many years a member, said they had lost a most valuable guardian- Several guardians remarked that the Board had sustained a great loss. Mr Thomas Vaughan, clerk, spoke on behalf of the offi- cers. Mr Gwilym C. James was appointed vice-chairman. Oricket.-Orickhoi,vell easily defeated Pont- lottyn on Bank Holiday at Crickhowell. The visitors were dismissed in their first innings for 18, A. E. Davies, who took 7 wickets, bowling finely. CrickhoweU replied with 61, A. E. Davies and G. F. Loam, 10 each be- ing the highest scorers. Pontlottyn did little better at their second attempt, only compiling 26, Davies and Loam bowling well. Criekhowell made 81 in their second innings; Cole Hamilton batting splendidly for 31.
I THE EXPRESS DIARY
I THE" EXPRESS" DIARY. Thursday, August 6.—Public Meeting at Guild Hall, Brecon, re Territorial Force and Reserve. Thursday, August 6th.-Itaces and Flying Exhibition at Llaniwrtyd Wells. Thursday, August 6.-Annual Horse Show and Sports at Rhayader. August 9th.—Re-opening and Anniversary Services, Llanfaes Wesleyan Chapel. Preaclher Mr James Hey wood. Tuesday, August 11th.—Llandrindod Wells Races. August 11th and 12th.—Re-opening services- of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Talybont- on-Usk. Wednesday, August 12th.—Llandrindod Wells Annual Flower Show. Wednesday. August 12th.—Builth Wells Races. Thursday, August 13th.-Contral Wales Welsh Mountain Pony Show at Llanwrtyd Wells. Friday, August 14th.-Radnorshire Agricul- tural Society's Annual Show at Penybont. Wednesday, August lgth. -Carnival a.t Llan drindod Wells for District Nursing AS- sociation. Wednesday, August lgth.-Builth Wells Agricultural Show. Monday, Aug. 31. -