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BRECON. I HUNT.—Hounds meet. at Court-y-plevin next t Wednesday <10.45 a.m.)—-J. Meredith (lion. see.) MILITARY.—A batch of the South Wales Border- ers, stationed at the Barracks. left for Liverpool, I by the 10.40 a.in. train on Wednesday. ) Bulbs. Bulbs. Bulbs.—Moss, Fibre, and Spring Bedding Plants now ready.—Quarrell, 3 and 4, High Street. Tel. 74. HOSPITAL FOR FOUNTAIN PENS.—Any make Pen quickly and cheaply repaired.—A. Hughes and Son, Stationers. 683 THE CHURCHES.—During the past week-end in- tercession services were held in the churches. On New Year's eve there was a special watch-night service at St. Mary's Church. For Chaffcutters, Pulpers and other Imple- ments, "at before War Prices," inspect the stock at Breconshire Coal & Lime Co., Ltd. (Wharf and Market), Brecon. 391 WATCHNIGHT.—A watchnight service was held at the Lion Street Wesleyan Chapel. Rev. C. A. Har- ries, pastor, conducted and there was a fair at- tendance. NOTICE.—Organisers and others, wishing to have j Brecon meetings and matters of public interest re- ported in the "Express, are respectfully invited to communicate with the Editor. PERSONAL.—His many friends congratulate Mr ¡ Fred Jenkins upon having obtained a commission in the S.W.B. He was the leader of the Y.M.C.A. movement for the troops at Brecon, and has done excellent work in that useful sphere. MAYOR AS MAGISTRATE.—At the Court of Quarter ) Sessions on Tuesdav, the Mayor of Brecon was sworn in as a county magistrate, and congratula- ted by the chairman, Hon. R. C. Devereux. on his elevation to the mayoralty. NOTICE.—Samuel Perry (late J. Perry), Posting Master, Brecon. Excellent Glass and Covered Hearse. Carriages of every Description. Reason- able Charges. All Orders, left at 48, Free street, Brecon, promptly attended to. 236 Winle the year is only a few hours old let us affirm our sincere wish that every week may be seven happy days. and that every day will be bri-hter than the one before. To ensure this you must ùbtain vour Groceries and Provisions from Morris, THE Grocer, 17. Bridge Street. Always Acceptable A pair of pictures, provid- ing they are GOOD. Come and inspect our new stock, Guaranteed to suit the most fastidious tastes, framed or unframed. Also a large selection of photo frames always on view at Oscar Watkins's, 13, Lion Street. 729 The West Breconshire Farmers' Association Ltd., 8, Ship street, Brecon, dealers in coal, lime, manure, flour, corn, meal, agricultural imple- ments and ironmongery of every description. Branches Sennybridge, Cradoc, Talyllyn, and Talybont-on-Usk. Deliveries arranged by our own carts. Prices on application. KILLED AT THE FRONT—We regret to announce that another Brecon boy has laid down his life for his countrv. Official news was received this week by his parents. Mr and Mrs Charles Pearce. the Struct, that their son Edgar, of the Durham Light Infantry, has been killed in action in France. He -was 30 years of age. -,i:. A Lnon?, the Brecon HOME FROM THE FROM.—Among the Brecon boys home from the front this week is Pte. Tom Davies, of the Durham Light Infantry, son of Mr John Davies, Locomotive Superintendent of the B. and M. Railway. Tom has been soldiering with another Brecon boy Edgar Pearce who. as announced in this column, was mortally wounded. Both were together in the same trench. SOCIAL.-In connection with the Llanfaes Chris- tian Endeavour a very enjoyable social was held in the schoolroom on AA ednesday evening. Mr G. C. Nott presided over a good attendance. A num- ber of musical items, etc., were rendered, followed by refreshments. Games were afterwards indulg- ed in and a very pleasant time was spent. Those who took part in the programme were Misses M. Robinson, M. Bate, and I. Robinson. and Messrs. I. Bate and G. Robinson. WATERGATE BAPTIST CHURCH.—The annual pre- sentation of prizes, in connection with the Sunday school, took place on Wednesday, and, in the ab- sence of Rev. D. O. Griffiths (who had gone to France), the books were distributed by the stiperin-, tendent, Mr F. Telling. Mr J. W. Rosser pro- posed and Mr T. Rhvs Jones seconded a vote of thanks to Mr Telling for his services during the year. ANNIVERSARY. The Watton Presbyterian Church held its anniversary services on Sunday, when the newlv-elected minister. Rev. S. G. Dav- ies, of Oswestry, preached. There were very large attendances. "This was the first Sunday for the iit-w minister, the first Sunday of the year, and the Sunday appointed for the anniversary services. Miss Miller presided at the organ at the morning service and Miss Herbert in the evening. THE YEAR'S PASSING.—The New Year was ushered in by the ringing of St. Mary's bells and the usual concert of locomotive whistles. As though in accord with the general world's unrest, the elements were particularly turbulent, and a raging gale took part in the ceremony. Saturday in regard to the weather was almost as bad as Box- in" Day and the children on their "New Year's Gifting" expedition had a very rough and wet time • of it. Considerable damage to house property, gardens, and trees is reported as the result of the hurricanes. UNITED PRAYER MEETINGS.—Ufcder the auspices of the local Free Churches, united prayer meetings are being held this week. The first was at Ken- sington Chapel on Monday, when Rev. C. A. Har- ries (Wesleyan minister) presided and the subject was "Thanksgiving and humiliation. On the same evening Prof. Miall Edwards was the leader at the Plough Chapel meeting. On Tuesday Rev. R. G. Thomas (Kensington) presided at Glamor- gan Street Chapel, and the subject was "The work of the Church at home and abroad. All the meet- ings were well attended. There will be a united sen-ice at Bethel Chapel on Friday evening, when the sermon will be preached by the Rev. J. Philip Rogers, B.A., Cardiff. OLD BRECC) VOCALIST—On Thursday last an interesting presentation was made on the stage of Her Majesty's Theatre. Dundee, to Mr William Morgan ("Eos Honddu"). who has been connected with the Savoy Opera Co. for many years, and was leaving on the morrow to take up an appointment at the Oxford University Press. Mr H. E. Bellamy, the manager of the company, eulogised Mr Morgan's many brilliant qualities, and said they were all sorry to lose such a staunch friend. They wished hLm e\ try success in the future, and They wished hLm ?t-rv success in the future, and assured him that if ever he desired to return he would be received with open arms from everyone. He asked Mr Morgan toaccept an lSet. gold chain with medallion, inscribed, "To Billy Morgan, from the members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Co.. with sincerost wishes." WEDDING.—A pretty wedding was solemnised at, St. Faith's, Brentford, London, W., on New Year's Day. when Miss Edith Gertrude James, daughter of the late Mr Thos. James and Mrs James, Brecon, was married to Sergt. George Lewis,S.W.B., Hightown. near Liverpool. The bridegroom is the son of the late Mr Thos. Lewis, of Newtown, Mont. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. G. W. Tonhy, M.A., and Lance-Corpl. J. T. Humphries, Army Pay Corps, London, act- ed as best man. Misses Alexander, Fulham, and Nellie Jones, Brentford, were the bridesmaids, and ■tfhe bride was given away by Mr H. J. Palmer (brOther-in-la^v of the bridegroom). The bride -wore a brown costume, with squirrel furs and hat to match. A reception was held at 5. Avenue rd.. Brentford, and the bride and bridegroom were the recipients Of a number of useful presents.
YELINDRE. BAPTIST CHI-RCH.-The annual tea and enter- tainment for the children of the Sunday school was held on New Year's Eve. Tea was served in the schoolroom, the tables being presided over by Mrs Reynolds, Miss Williams and Miss A. E. Grif- fithi, assisted by Miss L. Price, Miss F. Good- man, Mrs Bennett. Mrs Reynolds and Miss G Lloyd. At the entertainment the chair was take 4 by the Rev. J. W. Evans. Thornton, Pembroke- shire, and the choir, under the baton Of Mr J. Griffiths, ablv rendered a service of song, entitled "The King Wonderful." followed by a varied pro- gramme. consisting of the following items :—Dia- logue, J. and W. Bennett: solo, Mr E. James; -recitation, E. Joseph: solo, Mr G. Price: quar- tette, 'Mr J. Griffiths and party: solo. Miss Mor- gan: "Santa Clans," the boys: solo. Mr J. Grif- fiths; address. Rev. J. W. Evans: duet. Mr and Miss Morgan: and action songs, the children. At the dose, oranges were given to the children by Mrs James, Criggin. and buns by Mr A. Price, Vron.
TALGARTH. I LADIES who require CORSETS of the newest 1\ shape. combined with good material and workman- ship. should see the DISPLAY OF MODELS at D. JONES & CO.'S this week. 774 WEEK OF PRAYER.-T,he Free Churches are ob- serving this, Che first week of the year, as a time for prayer. Services are held each evening alter- nately in the churches. YOUR XMAS. PUDDINGS and CAKE will cost you very little more this year than usual provided you send your fruit orders to EVANS' STORES. We offer you Cleaned Currants 5d per lb., Raisins 8d and 9d per lb. NOTICE.—Our correspondent here is Mr D. J. Morgan (stationer and newsagent), to whom noti- fication of local events should be sent. Mr Morgan also receives advertisements and printing- orders for the "Express." See OUR windows for HOLEPROOF Trousers. —GUARANTEED TO WEAR, without a hole appearing, for SIX MONTHS. Absolutely Un- bea,talble at 4/11. In smart patterns.—M. DAVIES & SON, LONDON HOUSE. TAL- GARTH. OBITUARY.—It is with very deep regret many T:d!!arthians will learn of the death of Mr Ambrose Gately, one of the younger sons of Mr Gately, who formerly was an excise officer at Talgarth, and who still continues to pay an annual visit to the neighbourhood where lie had so many friends. Mr Ambrose Gately (who was a veterinary surgeon) was a Lieut. in the Army Service Corps and was killed in action recently.
NEWBRIDGE-ON-WYE. I MCSICAL SI'CCESS.—The numerous friends of the Rev. and Mrs H. C. Edwards, The Manse, will be pleased to learn that their young daughter. 'Miss Myfanwy Edwards (who has passed all her other examinations in music with honours), has again been exceedingly successful in the examination held at Aberystwyth on December 21st, under the auspices of the London College of Music, in piano- forte playing, in the Associate Section. She pass- ed considerably higher than any candidate in this section has done for a sonsiderable time. She gained the Diploma of the College, A.L.C.M., with remarkable ease. This reflects great credit on both pupil and her teacher.
LLANFIHANGEL-NANTBRAN. I C.M. CHAPEL.—Members of the Sunday school assembled for tea in the vestry of this church on Christmas Day. The children had been, for some time. looking forward to the treat, and, thanks to the sisters of the church, they were not dis- appointed. An impromptu entertainment was held in the evening, and Mr Evans (Brynioreth) was voted to the chair. Following the opening speech, songs, duets and recitations were rendered, and, during the meeting, the chairman brought to their notice the claims of Penoyre Hospital, when a collection of £ 1 12s was made towards the worthy callfe. A very pleasant evening was spent, and those present returned to their homes well satisfied with their experiences.
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I CRICKHOWELL. I INTERCESSION.—Intercession services were held at the churches and chapels in the district on Sun- day. HUNTING.—The Harriers met at the Kennels on Wednesday. They also meet at Torgwm on Saturday (11 o'clock). HUNTING.—The Harriers meet at Llangynidr next Wednesday (11 a.m.) and at Henbont the fol- lowing Saturday (11 a.m.). BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr Gwiiyrn C. James presided at the fortnightly meeting on Monday. A letter was read from the wardsmaid at the work- house resigning her appointment. The Master in reply to a question said the salary was £ 18. He thought it should be made up to £20. Mr Enoch Williams and Mr Wm. Jones agreed. Mr T. M. Williams said they would not be able to get a maid for the salary they were now paying. It was de- cided to raise the salary to k20 per annum, and to offer this amount to the present wardmaid.
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I SENNYBRIDGE. I Motoi Cars for hire, day or night. New and second-hand Cars and Motor Cycles supplied for cash or easy terms.W. Boxhall, Sennybridge. 495 EGG COLLECTIO o-Iiss Morgan. Blaen. Senny. has been appointed collector for Penoyre Convales- cent Hospital and has been well received by the inhabitants of Senny, who have all promised a weekly supply of eggs. COUNCIL SCHOOL.—Mre Miller, Forest Lodge. visited Senny Council School on the 20th ult., and the children gave a selection of songs and recitat- ions. Mrs Miller addressed the children on the letters O.C.S.. "On Christian Service." Each child was presented with an O.C.S. badge, which was pinned on by Miss N. Miller. They also re- ceived a present of mugs and toys. On Wednes- day. December 22nd, Mrs Thomas, Abersenny, ac- companied by Miss Thomas, visited the school, and after a few choruses had been sung by the scholars, Miss Thomas presented each child with a nicely bound book for regular attendance, which was much appreciated by children and parents. Miss Dorothy Belcher proposed and Miss Maggie Davies seconded a vote of thanks to the kind donors which was lieartily endorsed by the scholars and teachers. The girls of Senny school sent in a parcel of socks which they had knitted for the soldiers.
RHULAN. I CONCERT.—A most successful concert (organised ) bv Mr and Mrs Rees) was held at the schoolroom on Boxing night, the proceeds being in aid of the Red Cross. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, there was a fair attendance, Mr Thos. Davies, J.P., C.C., presided. The programme was as follows :—Pianoforte solo. Miss Gladys Davies; opening chorus, "Red, White and Blue," school-children: song, Miss Gladys Davies; dia- logue. Misses Eva and Evelyn Davies; action song, "The stocking menders," schoolchildren; son" "Bov' best friend," Miss Linda Boore; action song, "Dorothy Slv," schoolchildren; song, "In the Navy," Miss Gladys Jones: sketch. "Clear as you go," Rhulan party; song, "Our volunteers," Miss Ella Watkins: humorous song, "The most miserable man," Mr Rees; pianoforte solo, Miss Gladys Jones: humorous character ad- dress, Mr Johnson song, "Children's home," Mrs Rees song. "Beware of the widows," Miss Gladys Jones; humorous song, "The other department," Mr Rees; song, Miss Gladys Davies; and recita- tion, Miss Ethel Evans. Miss Ella Watkins acted as programme seller in the uniform of a Red Cross nurse. Messrs. James Griffiths (Upper Rhos) and James Lloyd (Pant) rendered valuable assistance. The schoolchildren were admitted free, and their action-songs reflected great credit on the head- teacher (Mrs Rees) and her assistant, Miss Ella Watkins (Glanedor). The schoolroom was taste- fully decorated.
LLANBADARN-FYNYDD. COMFORTS FOR THE TROOPS.—A committee con- sisting of Alderman J. Price (treasurer), Mr T. w atson. of Drainllwynbir (bon. sec.), Rev. T. W illiams (chairman). Mr Thomas, Criggin. Mr Sibley, Mr Price, Ddole, Mr Price, Esgairgwndwn, Mr Stephens, Red Lion, Mr J. Davies, Brook Cot- tage, Mr Watson, Upper Llether, met several times to consider how to raise funds for comforts for the Welsh troops, and for the Red Cross. Finally a house-to-house collection was decided upon. The sum of .£71 18s was collected. Most of the committee felt that as no previous local effort had been made for the object, a larger share should be devoted to that fund. It was therefore decided to sent Sir Powlett Milbank £ 51 18s for comforts for the Welsh troops, and 1,20 to Mrs Rogers, of Stanage. for the use of the Red Cross Hospitals in the county. The following are Llan- badarn-fynvdd recruits under the Derby scheme John Harner, Blaenanty: Ed. Hy. Pugh, Tyndol; Thos. Hartland Pugh, Tyndol; Thomas David Lewis, The Mill: Thomas Edward Hamer. Lower Esgiar; George Brown, Upper Esgiar; Stephen Reynolds, Penybank: Alfred Reynolds, Penybank; Alfred Pugh, Ddole; Robert Price, Ddole; Thos. Williams. New Inn; Pendry Gardner. Rhvddmoel- ddu; Llewellyn Layton. Brook Cottage; Joseph Stephens, Lletherlinwent; Llewellyn Davies, The Green; James Davies, The Green; Alfred Davies, The Green; George Woosnam, Glanra-fon; Fredk. Nl-. Sibley, Llaithddu School: Gerald Jones, The Smithy (direct into Army).
BRYNMAWR. CHRISTMAS.—Christmas week passed off very quietly here. Boxing Day, however, will always be remembered for its severe storm. FATALITY.-Christmas did not pass without a fatality, for, a young lad was killed on the rail- way line juat below the Brecon Boat Signal Box. He was knocked down by a passing train, and death occurred instantaneously.
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BUILTH WELLS. I Morris's for Patent Medicines and Foods. Margarine from 6d. per I-b.-Davies, Bros. Commence the year on a good foundation by wearing Wyles' 'boots. 363 If you want good value in Men's and Boys' Overcoats and Suits go to "Williams.' 115 For an excellent selection of men's and boys' suits go to Cloth Hall. Ox LEAVE.—Several local young men, who are with the Brecknockshire Territorial Force at Pem- broke, were home on leave during last week. A MUNITION WORKER.—Mr Walter H. Price (formerly of Victoria House), who is now working in a munition factory at Walsall, was here last week. INTERCESSORY SERVICES.—Special intercessory services, for our soldiers and sailors, were held at the various Nonconformist places of worship here on Sunday. To FARM HANDS.—Do you want a Canadian Government free farm, or a ready-made "C.P.R." farm? If so, call and see Mr G. E. Sayce, Fern Lea (agent for "C.P.R." and "Royal" lines.) GREAT AGES.—Three inhabitants of great age passed away here during the past month, viz., Mrs Morgan, Brynderw (88 years), Mr Marmaduke George Howell (90), and Miss Warren, The Hall (93). PERSONAL.—Mrs Morgan, Hengwm (formerly of Nantvrarian), is one of the oldest inhabitants of the neighbourhood, being upwards of 92 years of age. She is hale and hearty and enjoys good 'health. A FURTHER GALE.—Further damage to property and trees was done by another gale, accompanied by heavy rain, which raged over the town and dis- trict on 'Saturdav. Several trees, situated in the Cricket Field, were blown over. Malt and Cod Liver Oil, lib. jars, 1/6; 2 for 2/9. Cod Liver Oil Emulsion, 1/3 per bottle. Little Liver Pills. 40 for 6d. Agent for Kent's Whalebone Hair Brushes. 2/6 each.-r-Coltman. Cash Chemist, Builth Wells. 1867 THE KINO.—The ftfth episode, "The Poisoned Room." of the serial, "The Exploits of Elaine," is being Shown this week. It is a thrilling picture and well worth seeing. "War in the Wilds" will be the principal film on Saturday night. JUST THE PLACE.—Ah, the sunshine shows up the seediness of my old overcoat! I'll go at once to Crystal House and select from J. P. Pugh's excellent new stock of men's, youth's and boys' overcoats RED-CROSS.—Good work is being accomplished at the Red Cross Hospital here. Five batches of wounded soldiers have been received from the Car- diff base. Mrs B. M. Spencer is acting command- ant and Dr. E. Macready Spencer, medical officer. "Too MUCH. "—At the police court, on Monday, Wm. Evans, Llanhowell farm, Glascwm, farmer, was fined 6/ including costs, for drunkenness in Bridge street on the 20th ult. Defendant admit- ted the offence, adding that he hadv taken too much. WOMEN MUNITION WORKERS.—Misses M. Row- lands and H. Williams, who were employed at Mr Isaac Price's (Cloth Hall) and Mr J. Ward's (chemist), went to make shells at a munition fac- tory in Dudley last -week. and commenced work on Saturday. -ReV. E. J. Pike (resi- j WATCH NIGHT SERVICE.—Rev. E. J. Pike (resi- dent minister) conducted a watch night service at Wesley Church on Friday. There was a good con- gregation, and Miss M. 1. Morris presided at the organ. A collection was taken on behalf of the National Children's Home and Orphanage. LADY PREACHER.—Rev. Lydia 1. James (Ystrad- gynlais) was the special preacher at Horeb Congre- gational Church on Sunday. Special prayers were offered for our soldiers and sailors at each service. Misses Beatrice and Blodwen Beynon were the or- ganists. Offertories were to augment the Red Cross Funds. Miss May Campbell, R.A.M., medalist, certifi- cated and trained in the Royal Academy of Music, London, now receives pupils for pianoforte, violin, counterpoint, harmony, theory, form, sight sing- ing and ear training. Pupils prepared for all exam- inations connected with the Roval Academy and Royal College of Music. Rath bone. Builth Wells. Term commences Jan. 17th, 1916. 365 ST. MARY'S CHURCH.—A watch night service was held at St. Mary's Church on Friday at 11.15 p.m. Rev. S. H. Wenham (vicar), who officiated. delivered a short address. Silent prayer was ob- served at 12 o'clock, after which the bells gave a merry peal of welcome to the dawn of a new year. Appropriate hymns were beautifully ren- dered. and the choir, at the close, sweetly sang a war litany. There was a celebration of Holy Communion at 7.30 a.m., Friday. Offertories, at the Parish Church on Sunday, were devoted to St. John's of Jerusalem Society and the Red Cross So- ciety, and amounted to nearly £ 10. D. & D.—Albert Meredith. Gelli farm. Tony- pandy, farm servant, was fined 6/ including costs, for being drunk and disorderly in Broad street on Christmas Day. Sgt. G. Davies, who proved the case, said defendant was drunk, created a disturbance, and challenged people to fight. Wit- ness requested him to keep quiet and go home. De- fendant refused to do so for sometime, and, also, made use of bad language. After some con- siderable trouble, defendant was taken away by his brother. In reply to Mr H. Vaughan Vaughan (clerk), witness said there were no pre- vious convictions against defendant, who did not attend court. SHIRF. HORSE SOCIETY.—A committee meeting of the Builth and Radnor District Society was held at the Swan Hotel on Monday. Mr Ben Davies, C.C. (chairman) presiding. Others present were Messrs. Isaac Thomas (Caerau), J. P. Williams (C'efnllan), E. Williams (Dolinwvdd), W. Wil- liams (Wainddu. Penybont), J. P. T. Powell (Car- neddau), D. Williams (Llawrllan), E. E. Thomas (Doliago, Llanwrtfhwl), J. Thomas (Pengarth), G. Webb (Cilmery) and J. S. Davies (hon. secre- tary). The committee agreed that the number of nominations issued for 'the coming season should not exceed 100, and every member was made re- sponsible for a certain number. The meeting was adjourned for a fortnight to await the report of the selection committee.
FRANKSBRIDGE. FUNERAL.—The funeral of the late Mr J. Evans, Glanedw, and formerly of the Knowles, New Rad- nor, who passed away suddenly, took place on the 24th ult. The mourners were Mrs Evans (widow), Thomas Evans and Morris Evans (sons), Mrs Powell, Mrs Meredith, Mrs Stokes and Miss Evans (daughters), Mr J. Evans, Pentre, and Mr Edward Evans, Bwlchbach (brothers). Mr W. Meredith and Mr Jas. Evans (sons-in-law), and Morgan Evans (nephew). The other daughters. owing to illness, were unable to attend. The bearers were Messrs. Rogers (Rhiwey), Hanier (Downton), Watson (Brookside), Geo. Lingen and Mills (Fron). Rev. D. Rees. Franksbridge, offi- ciated at the house, and the Vicar of Nantmel in the church and at the graveside.
I PENNORTH. NOTICE.—Will all holders of tickets for Pen- north Sunday School Concert kindly retain same. The concert will be held on a future date.—T. Hughes (Supt.). 181p
I HIRWAIN. OBITUARY.—The mother of Mrs Williams (wife of Mr Wm. Williams, manager of Brynhenllys Colliery, Ystalyfera), has just passed away after a long and painful illness at Hirwain.
I LLANFIHANGEL-TALYLLYN. SOLDIERS' COMFORTS.—Proceeds of the concert, given in the schoolroom on the 15th ult., amount- ed to til 14s lOd, which is to be sent for purchas- ing comforts for our soldiers at the front. The concert was organised by Mrs Henry Ashworth (Brynderwen). The sum is considered most satis- factory for a country event.
LLANYEIGAN. WEDDING.—A pretty wedding took place at Llandaff Cathedral on Friday. The bridegroom was Captain Walter Mark Hore, adjutant of the 3rd Battalion (Welsh Regiment) at Cardiff (only son of the late Captain Hore, of Upton, Co. Car- low, and Mrs Hore, Cleddau, Haverfordwest), and Miss Lucy Mabel Anning, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Anning, of P-neisc-lv House, Llandaff, and grand-daughter of the Rev. John Price, M.A., Llanveigan Rectory, near Brecon. Catain Hore, who joined the 2nd Welsh in 1902, succeeded Major H. C. L. Lloyd as adjutant of the 3rd Welsh in September. He has served in India and South Africa, and his been at the front with the 2nd Battalion, being wounded in the head at Rue l'Epinette last May.
HAY. I I GALES.—Hoardings on Brecon road were blown down by the recent gales. CLEAN SHEET.—No cases were for hearing here on Monday. POSTAL SERVICE.—Mr W. Hope (Lion street' has just completed 36 years' service as postman. UNITED PRAYER.—United prayer meetings are being held at the several Free Churches of the town this week. PERSONAL.—Private Tom Thomas, formerly in the service of Mr R. T. Griffiths (solicitor), was also here on leave. IN CLOVER.—Inmates of the Workhouse were given a "good time" last week. The dining hall was decorated, and the customary Christmas fare provided. WATCH XIGHT SERVICE.—Rev. T. Buckingham (minister) conducted a watch night service at the Wesleyan Church on Friday. Suitable hymns were sung, and Miss Bertha Stephens was organist. INVALIDED.—Private F. Williams (1st Hereford- shire's, son of Mr and Mrs T. Williams, Castle street) has been invalided to Malta from the Dar- danelles, suffering from frost-bite. CUE COMPETITION.—Mr Marcus Cartwright (formerly of "The Green") was successful in win- ning the cue and case, offered for the highest break, proportionate to points received, in the billia.rd handicap at the Liberal Club. FURLOUGH.—Several local lads were home on furlough in the town for Christmas. Among them were Colour-Sergt. Lowry and Sergt. Charles Am- monds (Canadian Contingent, and son of Mr and Mrs Ammond, of Dulais terrace). MILITARY.—Rev. D. Randell (chaplain to the Forces, late curate of Saundersfoot, and who for- merly, was connected with the parish church as organist), is now stationed with the Royal Artillery at Woolwich. OBITUARY.—The funeral of Mr Thomas Evans, Church Row (mason), who passed away at the age of 57 on Wednesday, took place at the Cemetery on Saturday. Rev. Idris Davies, B.A. (Congrega- tional minister) conducted a brief service at the house and officiated at the graveside. Members of the local Court of the Ancient Order of Foresters attended the obsequies, the deceased being a Fores- ter. INTERCESSION SERVICE.—Under the auspices of the local branch of the Free Church Council, an intercessory service (united) was held at Salem Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended. Rev. T. Buckingham (Wes- leyan minister) took the service, and delivered a short address. The National Free Church Coun- cil's form of intercession was used. Miss Minnie Jones was organist. SOCIAL.—A successful social was held, in con- nection with the Primitive Methodist Church, at the Liberal Club on Friday. The event was well patronised, and the proceeds were on behalf of the forthcoming sale of work. Solos were contributed by Miss Price (Walnut Cottage) and Mr Ifor Jones, and IMiss Muriel Marwood recited. The accom- panist was Miss Kedwards. Games and various amusements were indulged in, and a pleasant even- ing was spent. Miss Muriel Marwood won the impromptu speech competition. Refreshments were provided, and handed round by the lady-mem- bers of the Church. PARISH CHURCH.—Friday, Saturday and Sun- day were set apart as days for special intercession, on behal'f of our soldiers and sailors, at the parish church. This was arranged at the request of the Archbishops and Bishop. Services were held as follow :-Fridav Holy Communion, 8 a.m., and services, 11 o'clock. 2.30 and 7.30 p.m.: Saturday Holy Communion, 8 a.m., services, 11 o'clock, 2.30 (children) and 7.30; and Sunday Holy Com- munion, 8 a.m.. and 12. services, 11 o 'clock, 3 p.m. (for men) and 6: and Parish Hall 8 p.m. Rev. J. J. de Winton. M.A. (vicar) officiated at all the servlcc* wlticii were largely attended.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. SERVICE.—On Sunday last the Sabbath school of the C.M. Chapel was catechised by Rev. R. Evans. BACK TO DUTY.—Pte. Glyn Blyth, 1st Dorset Regiment, returned to his regiment in France last Wednesday. He received a hearty send-off at the railway station. TEA.—Througii the kind generosity of Mrs Penry Lloyd, the members of the Llanwrtyd Wells knit- ting class were provided with an excellent tea in the C.M. vestry on Wednesday evening last. INTERCESSION DAY.—In every place of worship in the town last Sunday special prayers were offered for the victory of the Allied Powers, and collect- ions were made in aid of the Red Cross Society. NURSING As SOCIATIO- Will the committee," says a correspondent, kindly see to the delay of appointing a nurse for the town and district ? A temporary nurse should have been appointed until the other nurse arrived." ON LEAVE.—There was a fair sprinkling of our lads in khaki 'home over the week-end, among whom were Pte. Herbie Richards attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Ptes. Roger Evans, E. Wil- liams, D. Thomas 3/4 Welsh, and Trumpeter Sergt.-Major F. L. Hope. All looked fit and well. PERSONAL.—Pte. Stewart Jones, Hereford Regi- ment, son of ex-Sergt. Jones, Pleasant View, is home on sick leave from the Dardanelles. Pte Jones took part in the great battle of Suvla Bay, and a few days after contracted enteric. We all wi-ii ItiLn a speedy recovery. ACCIDENT.—Mr Alfred Morton, Askomel Hotel. whilst cutting wood received a deep cut across the foot with the axe. First aid was rendered by Messrs. David Williams and John L. Davies. Dr. P. T. Tarbet was immediately in attendance. Mr Morton suffered a severe shock to the system owing to a great loss of blood. We are pleased to hear that he is favourably progressing. THE GALE.—So severe was the hurricane at Llanwrtyd at one time that pedestrians were liter- ally lifted from the ground. In some places in the town, chimney pots and slates from the roofs were dislodged and blown in every direction, and many hair breadth escapes were reported. It took the 2.20 train. Shrewsbury to Swansea one hour to cover the 3 miles from Llanwrtyd to Sugar Loaf, owing to the heavy wind. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—On Christmas evening a competitive meeting was held at the C.M. Vestry, under the auspices of the Young People's Guild, Mr T. B. Lewis presiding. The adjudicators were Messrs. E. Richards and Isaac Williams; litera- ture. Miss Pritchard. The following were the awards :—Recitation, under 11, Miss Edith Ing- ram: solo, Miss Olwen Price; reading, Miss Katie Price- duet. Miss Gwyneth Williams and S. A. Price: solo. under 14, Miss Cassie Sutton; 6 questions, open, Mr Aneurin Lewis; recitation, under 14, Miss Myfanwy Phillips; open solo, Miss Annie Price: unpunctuated reading, Misses Bronwen Richards and Annie Price; children's choir, divided. Messrs. D. J. Price and R. Price's party. At the close of the meeting oranges and chocolates were distributed among the children.
SEVEN SISTERS. I OBITI-APY.-Nita. the 13 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Tom Macdonald (1, Bronwydd terace), passed away en Tuesday of last week. The fun- eral took place at Crynant Churchyard on Satur- day.
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I LLANDOYERY. I PAI Pf-i, -Ci ttt -door pauperism here for the past fortnight cost the ratepayers £ 43. 1874 GIFT.—The organ at Llanwrda Church was given by the Llwyncelyn family in the year 1874. POSTCARD DAY.—The Welsh troops' national picture-postcard day here, on Thursday, was a great success. -All-SICAL.-MIS- Sarah Jane Williams (16-year- old daughter of Mr Thos. Williams, of Cwmllyn- feuchaf). has just been awarded the degree of L.L.C.M. X'MAS CABLE.—Mr J. G. Evans (25, Orchard street 1 received a cable from his adopted son, Pte. J. W. Williams (now stationed at Salonica) on Christmas morning extending the usual greetings. SUBSTITUTES. Corporal Brychan Richards, 1 4th Weish. recently writing to his aunt-a re- sident of the borough—from the Dardanelles, en- closed a piece of "brown paper" as a substitute for the usual Christmas card. Sergt. T. J. Thomas (another Llandoverian at the Dardanelles) also sent a similar form of greeting to his sister, Miss Tho- mas (Rock Cottage). I
GURNOS. I IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.-The Young People's I Mutual Improvement Society held their fortnightly I meeting in Church Hall on Friday evening.
CEFN-COED. I STORM.—The storm which raged here last week was responsible for much damage in the village. Trees were uprooted in several places, and the streets were littered with pieces of slates and tiles. SOLDIER'S BAIRN.-At the police court, on Thursday, Private John Smith (Royal Field Ar- tillery) was summoned by Mary Ellen Harrington, single woman. Hirwain, to show cause, etc. Let- ters, written :by defendant admitting paternity, i were handed to the magistrates, and an order for 3/6 per week and costs was made. SUCCESSES.—Mr Dan Morgan (son of Mr Evan Morgan, butcher), who holds an important position at Smithfield Market. London, has been successful in passing the Royal Sanitary Institute examina- tion in meat and other foods. Masters Aneuryn Gwenlan and Nimrod Jones and Harold Powell have passed an elementary examination in Pit- man's shorthand. INTERMENT.—The funeral of the late Mr Tom Evans (Apollo Glee Society), and his mother, Mrs Margaret A. Evans, took place on Thursday, and was of a most impressive character. A cortege was formed, and the remains of mother and son conveyed from Groesfaen Houses to Deri B. and M. station, whence by train they were taken to Ebenezer Churchyard, the place Of interment. Chief mourners were the father (Mr T. Evans) and two sons, the funeral being for gentlemen only. Many floral tributes were sent by relatives and friends, and, among them, was one from the Apollo Glee Society in the form of a harp with a broken string, one from the Caersalem Choral Society (of which Mr Tom Evans was a member), and one from Mr David Griffiths, a close friend. On arrival at Cefn a large number of local people formed a procession which wended its way, amid signs of deep sympathy and sorrow for the bereav- ed family, who are natives of Cefn. to Ebenezer Chapel, where a service was held. Officiating ministers were the Rev. D. Leyshon Evans, C.C. (Calfaria Welsh Congregational Church, Bargoed). who made touching references to the deceased mother and son. the Rector of Vavnor, and the Rev. — Davies (pastor of Ebenezer, Cefn).
CWMTAF. NANTDDU SCHOOL.—The usual Christmas party was provided for the children, their parents and friends on Boxing Day. A beautiful Christmas tree laden with presents, was presided over by Mr G. Teagle as "Santa Claus." The schoolroom was decorated by Mrs Williams (Nantddu Lodge), Miss Williams (Parsonage), Miss Harris, Mr H. Harris and Mr D. Blaney, and the following ladies were responsible for the tea-tables, viz., Mrs Williams (Nantddu Lodge), Miss Jones (Sycihpant), assisted by Mrs Farley, Mrs Jones (Garnant), Miss Roberts (Brynmawr), and Mrs Eva ns. After tea the tables were cleared for the concert. Master A. Drinkwater proved an inter- esting chairman for the children's performance. Part two of the programme consisted of patriotic songs, recitations, melodeon and gramophone se- lections of popular Welsh songs by Mr G. Teagle, Mr Roberts (Abe-rear), Mr D. Jones (Penderyn), Mr R. Harris (Hepste Fawr), Mr D. Blaney (Llys- iog Ucliaf). Mr J. Williams (CantrCf Cottage), and Mr 1. Williams (Nantddu Lodge).
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CWMTWRCH SUCCESS.—Mr G. T, Levi captured the prize for the best stanza on "Llyfr" out of 11 compe- titors at Pantteg Eisteddfod last week. FL:NTERAL.-Tlie funeral took place at Beulah Cemetery, on Thursday, of the one-year-old child of Mr and Mrs loan Davies. Rev. W. T. Hughes officiated. PERSONAL.—Pte. Morgan IS. Hopkins (son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Hopkin, Ynistredeg), was Viome on furlough last week. Mr Hopkins was a stbdent at Cardiff College before he joined the 7th Welsh Cycle Battalion. FATAL INJURIES.—Daniel Thomas, aged 58, of Lower New Houses, Lower Cwmtwrch, a colliery repairer, was killed at the Brynhenllys Colliery, on Wednesday night. Thomas was leaving the colliery, when he was overtaken by a journey of trams, which knocked him down, inflicting fatal injuries. WEDDING.—A pretty wedding was solemnised at Pontardawe Registry Office on Thursday, the contracting parties being Mr Daniel Morgan, of George IV. Inn, Upper Cwmtwrch, and Miss Edith Thomas, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Thos. Thomas, grocer. Lower Cwmtwrch. The bride, who was daintily attired, was given away by her brother. M. Herbert Lewis Thomas, whilst Miss Elsie Jeffreys (the bride's niece) attended as bridesmaid.
BEAUFORT. BILLIARD HANDICAP.—The handicap in connect- ion with the Billiard Club has been lengthy owing to the large number of entries. The first prize- winner was Mr Harry Bann (Blaina) and Mr Geo. Williams (Brynmawr) secured the second prize. CANTATA.—Two grand performances of Root and Bradbury's sacred cantata, "Daniel," were given at Cinema Hall, on Wednesday and Thursday, by the members of the Primitive Methodist choir and friends. The artistes were :—"Queen," Miss Elizabeth King (Pontllanfraith, conductress of Pontllantfraith Ladies' Choir): "Azariah's sister," Miss Gwladys Arthur, Newbridge; "Azariah," Mr Ewart Burchell, Waunlwvd; "Daniel," Mr Am- brose Pope, Waunlwvd; "King," Mr Jack Mor- gan. Ebbw Vale; "Herald," Mr Joseph Palmer, Beaufort; pianist, Miss Gertrude M. Roberts, Beaufort; conductor. Mr Samuel Burchell, E'bbw Vale: and stage manager. Coun. Wm. Cox.
YSTALYFERA. PERSONAL.—Private Tom Laing (formerly assist- ant to Councillor H. J. Powell) has just reached the front. Y.P.S.—The vestry was crowded on Wednesday, the occasion of the Young People's Society. An excellent programme had 'been prepared, the chief items being two sketches. The first entitled "Ble ma fa?" was performed by the family of Mr Dd. Jones (Penywern road). Mr and Mrs Jones, who took the chief parts, were assisted by Mr Giraldus Jones, Miss May Jones and Miss Mary A. Hopkin. The second sketch, "The Miners' Strike," was composed by Mr Dd. Jones, and those who took part were Messrs. D. G. Morgan (of the Welsh National Dramatic Co.), D. Geo. Wil- liams, Wm. Howells, D. M. Rees, D. S. Williams, Wm. J. Brazell. Wm. George and Maldwin Jones.
YSTRADGYNLAIS. FOR INDIA.-Boys of the 3/lst Brecknocks, who who were supposed to have gone from Neyland (Pembroke) to India before -X'mas, had to wait some days before the proposed departure. MISSING.—Private John Evans (Glantawe row) has been missing since September 24th. He had been in France since the outbreak of war. HOME.Several local boys managed to get home from the front over Christmas. Private Jack Evans (son of Ald. David Evans, Yniscedwyn Foundry) had leave, and, also, Private Glyn Mar- tin (Station road), who .had been in France for 15 months with the R.A.M.C.
LLANGATTOCK. THE NEW YEAR.-1916 was ushered in by well attended watchnight services at the Parish Church.
GLASBURY-ON-WYE. HAMPTOX GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—The next school term will begin on Tuesday, the 11th inst. THE GALE.—The fierce gale which visited this district on Monday in last week was one of the worst experienced within the memory of the oldest. It began about 11 a.m. and grew in intensity for over 12 hours. Roofs were stripped, trees uproot- ed. and fruit trees, especially apple, uprooted or torn in large numbers in this valley.
PENKELLY. I TEA AND CONCERT.—Thanks to those kind 'Tliaiiks to those kind friends, who are interested in the locality, trie an- nual Christmas tea and sacred concert in the chapel was again a splendid success. Mr Edgar Morgan, the Court, most genially presided. The members of the Band of Hope contributed recita- tions and choruses, whilst others also added to the enjoyment of the programme. Before leaving, each child received a bun and an orange.
DEYYNOCK. I COMMISSION.—In the "London Gazette" of December 30th appeared the announcement that Mr Gwilym Williams, son of Mr Jenkin Williams, Trephilip, had been granted the commission of second-lieutenant in the Brecknockshire Territorial Battalion. S.W.B.
I- THREE COCKS. I GALE.—Two standards on the station were; blown down by the gale on 'Saturday.
CWMRHOS. CHRISTMAS NIGHT. The Cwnirhos Sunday School, of which Miss Jones, Velindre House, is superintendent, held its annual entertainment on Christinas night, over which Councillor Henry Thomas presided. After the chairman's address, the following took part :—Recitation, Violet Field house: children's choir (conductor, Mr A. Morris): dialogue, Eir.rys and Mabel Morris; duet, Misses Rosa Jones and M. A. Morris recitation, Winnie Isaac: glee, Mr A. Morris and party; dia- logue. Jennie and Gwladys Powell; song, the choir (conductor, Mr A. Morris); recitation. Gwen- nie Davies; solo. Miss Morris: recitation, Bry- chan Morgan; trio, Mr J. Jones and friends: re- citation, Winnie Powell; solo, Mrs Morris; recita- tion. S. A. Stephens: children's choir (conductor, Mr A. Morris): diologue, Novello and Winnie Isaac: distribution of prizes for Sunday school at- tendance; recitation, Mary Jane Davies; solo, Mr A. Morris; recitation, Novello Isaac; dialogue, Misses Polly Griffiths, Jennie Powell and Eunice Powell; solo, Violet Fieldhouse; recitation, j Gwyneth Morris; recitation, J. Davies; duet, Misses Rosa Jones and M. A. Morris; choir (con- ductor, Mr A. Morris): and impromptu speech, divided between Mr W. S. Powell and Mr W. • Williams. A hearty vote of thanks to the chair- man and Mr A. Morris, who trained the choir, and to all who had contributed to the programme, 'brought an interesting meeting to a happy close.
CEFN-Y-BEDD. COLLECTIONS.—Collections, in aid of the Red Cross Society, were taken at the services of the Congregational Church here on Sunday. CONCERT.—A concert in connection with the Llanganten Church Band of Hope was held in the Church Hall on Wednesday evening. A tea was I provided by members of the church and was fol- lowed by an entertainment, given chiefly by the juveniles. The tea was presided over by the lady members of the church, and a thoroughly enjoy- able time was spent by all. Rev. Herbert Davies (vicar) presided.
I LLANDRINDOD WELLS. S(-)CIAL.-The Friends' Guild had a very pleas- ant social on Tuesday evening in last week. INTERCESSION.—Special services for national prayer and intercession, were held at Holy Trinity Church on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and at the Free Churches on Sunday. R.A.M.C. VISITORS.—Christmas visitors includ- ed two members of the R.A.M.C. who. were for- merly billeted here. The recollections were so pleasant that the men spent part of their short leave at the spa. TOWN HOSPITAL.—A party of soldiers from the Highland Moors Hospital paid a visit to the Town Hospital and Convalescent Home at Christmas, and provided a capital programme of music for the patients there. The visit was much appreciated.. -AII-SICAL.-A.Tiss Gwen E. Davies, daughter of the Rev. Arthur Davies, Congregational minister, was successful at the recent theory examination (rudiments of music), held in Shrewsbury by the Associated Board of the R.A.M. and R.C.M. Boy. SCOUT S.-Axra u,,ements have been made < whereby the local troop of Boy Scouts will have the use of the sergeant's quarters at the rear of the Drill Hall as a club room. This development will do much to assist the local troop in its good work. WILL.—Mr Benjamin Barter (St. Phillip, Broadway), who died on 28th September last, left j estate valued at R4, 232 gross with net personalty I C729. Probate of his will has been granted to Mr Arthur Edwards (Llandrindod Wells) and Mr Frank Barter (Swansea). ANOTHER GALE.—A gale, only second to that of Boxing Day, swept, over the town and district throughout New Year's Day. It was accompanied by a good deal of rain, and out-door life was ev- ceedingly unpleasant and disagreeable. Here and there damage was done to roofs, fences, trees, etc., but nothing of a serious character. SOCIAL.-A very pleasant and successful social took place at the Rectory Room, on Thursday evening, in connection with the Church Sunday School. The teachers and their friends gathered in good numbers, and, in addition to a pleasant evening, they raised by the social sufficient funds to defray the expenses of the children's tea which took place the previous week. CHRISTMAS BELGIAN EFFORT.—Councillor Nor- ton. J.P., arranged for the collection, as well as the distribution, of the Xmas. appeal on behalf of the Belgian National Relief Committee, and he informs us that there were nearly 300 houses in which some sum was placed in the envelopes, the amounts varying from 3d to XI Is. Approxi- mately, tfbout X20 was realised. A notaible fea- ture of the collection was that nearly every one of the smaller houses of the town were amongst the contributors. Councillor Norton feels exceedingly grateful that the effort met with such a general and liberal response.
I RHAYADER. DANCE.—A dance 'was held in the Drill Hall, on Tuesday night, and kept up until 3 a.m.. Music was supplied by Dove's String Band, and Mrs E. P. Morgan supplied refreshments. Xmas Day.—A well-attended united prayer meeting of the Nonconformists was held in the C.M. Church in the morning. The usual Xmas services were held in the churches of Rhayader and Cwmdauddwr. COFFEE SUPPER.—The annual supper, in connec- tion with the Reading Room, was held in the Old Market Hall on the 27th ult. The chair was oc- cupied by Mr B. P. Lewis, C.C., J.P. Owing to so many of the members having joined the colours and other entertainments held the same evening. the members of the committee feared it would not be the success it usually was, and, therefore, no musical programme was prepared. But, to their pleasant surprise, the' number present was actually larger than previous years. Hearty thanks were due to the ladies for so kindly and ably making the arrangements necessary and attending to the needs, and also, to Mr T. Morris and Mr Morgan Lloyd. The result was a most enjoyable evening. marred only by the fact of the number of the young men who were members suffering in distant lands and home hospitals. May they all return recovered from their terrible hardships WESLEYAN CONCERT.—The annual concert in connection with the Wesleyan Church was held at Bethany Hall on New Year's Eve. The chair was occupied by Mr R. Hughes, C.C., and the ac- companist was Miss Maud Evans. The pro- gramme was as follows.—Part 1 Pianoforte duet. Misses Evans & Rogers; action song, "Rid- ing in the tram"; song. "When you come home," Miss Eva Evans action song, "Heads and heels," the boys; song, "It's up to -you my boys," Mr J. Carson; action song, "Cock-a-doodle do?'t' :Mr J. son g "Somewhere in France," Mr T. Thomas: sketch, "Discontented Peggy and how she was cured." Part '2 Pianoforte solo, Miss Rogers action song, "The hiring fair"; recitation, Miss Enid Jones; action song, "Busy little house-maid": song, Miss Eva Evans; action song, "Red Cross nurses"; song, Mr J. Carson; dialogue, "A backward child," Misses Price and Heal. Great credit is due to all the performers, especially to Miss Heal who trained the little actors so efficiently. It was another Xmas treat. Following the concert a watchnight service was held in the Wesleyan Church at 11.30.
BUCKNELL. I THE GALE.—The gale which raged so furiously on Boxing Day did considerable damage in and around the village. Many trees were blown down, and houses and buildings were unroofed. C,ONCERT.-On Boxing night the annual concert in connection with the Primitive Methodist Chapel was given by Mr F. Tantrum's choir. The pro- gramme, which consisted of choruses, solos and re- citations, was much appreciated and in spite of J the boisterous weather there was a good attend- ance. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr James Baldwin, who passed away in the early part of the week, at Shrewsbury. Deceased was bur- ied in St. Mary'a Churchyard (Bucknell) on Fri- day, when the Rev. J. S. Woodhouse (vicar) offi- ciated. For ypwards of 25 years he held the office of sexton and through failing health retired from the office in September last and went to live at Shrewsbury. CHRISTMAS CAROLS. — Coxall Baptist Choir, under the direction of Mr Frank Smith, rendered several carols most effectively on Christmas night. Although only a few houses in the village were visited they obtained s61 10s which they very kind- ly divided between the Local Red Cross Hospitals at Knighton and Leintwardine. Letters of appre- ciation and gratitude have been received from the Commandant, Tiz., Mrs Rogers, of Stanage, and Miss Crawshaw, Leintwardine.
— 1 —— KNIGHTON. wounded soldiers arrived in the town on Monday evening, and were escorted to the local hospitals by members of the Red Cross Society. BAPTIST CHURCH—Rev. W. Williams (pastor) presided at the NYatcliiii-lit service on New Year's eve. Mr W. Davies recited some suitable poems, and an appropriate address was delivered bv Mr John George. EGGS FOR THE W OUNDED,—During the month of December. Mrs Bromfield has despatched 400 eggs from the Police Station here to the Central Depot of the National Egg Collection for the use of wounded sailors and soldiers. WEDDING. The marriage of Mr Thomas Leonard Jones, Carregyfron. Beguildy. and Miss Agnes Eliza Humphries. Old Farm. Bucknell, was solemnised at the Baptist Church, on Wed- nesday, by the Rev. Nl-. Williams (pastor). SALE OF ORK.—A sale of work, followed by a.. concert, was held in the girls' school on Tuesday. Mrs C. W. Graves, assisted bv her staff of teach- ers, was the organiser, and the' profits were devoted to a :fund for providing Christmas presents for soldiers. FOOTBALL.—A comic football match was played on Bryn-y-castle ground on Boxing Day between the "John Bull" and "Weary Willie" teams. Al- though the atmospheric conditions were most try- ing for players and spectators, the match, which resulted in 2 goals each, was witnessed bv a con- siderable number of people. The "gate" will be devoted to 'the local Red Cross Fund, a large nuin- ber of tickets having been sold. CHILDREN'S PARTY.—Mrs Perfect, schoolmistress in the infant department,gave a children's party at the school on the 23rd ult., and to which she gen- erously invited a large number of parents and friends. After the youthful guests had received Xmas presents from a heavily laden Xmas Tree, an entertainment was given which was much en- joyed. Mrs Perfect was assisted by her staff of teachers, and the arrangements were admirable.
LLANGUNLLO. GALE.—Several trees were blown down, and farm-buildings damaged by last week's gales. CHRISTMAS SERVICES.—Services were held in the parish church on Christmas Day. The Rev. J. W. Williams (vicar) officiated, and Mrs J. LI. Jones (School House) presided at the organ. ON FURLOUGH.—Gunner Arthur Price, Royal Field Artillery, son of Mr Charles Price, Brook House, Llangunllo, has been home on furlough for a few days. He has been at the front since last March. TEA MEETING.—The annual tea meeting was held at Gravel Baptist Chapel, on Christmas Day, and was well attended. Special preaching ser. vices were held in the chapel, when the preacher was the Rev. B. E. Williams (Llanwrtyd Wells). OBITCARY.-We regret to record the death of Mrs M. Goodwin (Cefnsuran), widow of the late Mr Goodwin (Llandewy Hall), which took place on Saturday after a long illness. The funeral was at Llandewy Churchyard on Tuesday. De- ceased was 32 years of age. TEA AND CONCERT.—The annual tea and concert, in connection with the Primitive Methodist Chapel, took place on New Year's "Day. The tea was held in the chapel. In the evening, Mr T. A. Hamer, C.C. (Cantal) presided over a large audience at the concert, which was held in the schoolroom, when an excellent programme was sustained by; Misses Morgan (Great House). Miss Morris (Newport), Miss Pugh (Stowe), Mr W. Hughes (Knighton), Mr C. Pugh (Knighton), and Mr H. Deakin (Llangunllo). Selections were given by the choir (conducted by Mr J. Price, Cwmheyope), and Miss M. Davies (Knigahton) was the accom- panist. 4
PRESTEIGN. ENTERTAINMENT.—A successful entertainment was held at the Ackbill Baptist Church on Xmas. Day, a pleasing programme being carried out. RED CROSS DRAW.—The result of the draw for a turkey, given by Mrs Thomas, of Stocken, in aid of the Red Cross Funds, was made known on Thursday evening. Mr Stanley Morris, of Para. dise farm, won the turkey, and it is stated that he will give a pig in its place, the funds for the sale of this to go to the same object. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs Sarah Powell (Westwall) took place at the Cemetery on Thurs- day. Rev. H. L. Kewley officiated, and the mourners were Messrs. Tom and James Powell (sons), Mrs T. Hatfield (daughter). Henry Powell (son), Miss Beatrice Hatfield and Mrs'Bowden (grand-daughters)), Mr George Hatfield (grand- son), Mr James Aspley (son-in-law), Mrs H. Powell and Mrs E. Powell (daughters-in-law), Mr H. Morris (son-in-law), Mr and Mrs Herritts, and Mr Bert Note. Deceased was 81 years of age.
LLANFIHANGEL-RHYDITHON. PLEASANT EVENING.—AS a result of the efforts of Mrs Meredith (head teacher), and other ladies and gentlemen in the district, a very pleasant evening was spent at the council school on the 23rd ult. Several friends gener- ously subscribed, and provided an excellent tea in the schoolroom which was much enjoyed by the children. Miss Thomas, The Vicarage, Miss Ruel, The Pant, and Miss Watkins, Dolau House, presided at the tea tables, and were assisted by numerous willing helpers. In the evening the schoolroom was crowded when a concert was held, the proceeds of which were devoted to a fund for providing comforts for our soldiery. In the un- avoidable absence of Mr T. Thomas Moore (who was announced to preside), the chair was occupied by Mr W. Watkins, Nant-v-wellyn. Mrs Mere- diltli and Miss Marion Davies (Knighton), very efficiently discharged the duties of accompanists. The carols and part-songs were given in splendid style, the "Ash Grove," w-lith humming accom- paniment, and the Irish song "Belle Mahome," reflecting very creditably on those responsible for the training of the children. The duets, solos and recitation, given by the scholars, assisted by a. few friends from Knighton. were equally pleasing, and with the addition of "Land of my Fathers (solo by Mrs Meredith) and chorus, and the National Anthem, formed a moat interesting pro- gramme.
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HOWEY. | SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual priz distribution, in connection with the Baptist Church Sunday School, took place on the last Sunday in the old year, when there was a good attendance of the scholars. Prizes were distributed in accordance with the marks on a register, which recorded at- tendance, the repeating of verses and the conduct of the pupils. THE LATE MR JAMES ROC-ERS.-Tlie memorial service after the late Mr James Rogers (Llan- rithol) took place on the evening of the 26th ult., when there was a crowded congregation. An ap- propriate sermon was preached by the pastor, the Rev. Austin Edwards, and suitable hymns were sung, under the leadership of Mr Harry Jones. The hymns included "Mv God, mv Father "Rock of Ages," and "Abide with me."
HEYOPE. BELGIAN RELIEF.—The house-to-house collection on Christmas Day for the suffering Belgians in Belgium, amounted to," 17s 7d. Mr John Wil- liams, surveyor, kindly undertook the duties of dis- tributing and collecting the envelopes containing the contributions.
THE EXPRESS DIARY
THE "EXPRESS" DIARY. Friday, January 7th. Education, Staffing, Salaries and Buildings Committees. Monday, January 10th.—Education Finance Com- mittee. Friday, January 14th.-Standing Joint and Main Roads Committees. Wednesday, January 19.—"Oh, Susannah!" at Brecon Town Hall in aid of Nursing Association. February 16th.—Competitive Meeting, Congrega- m tional Church, Aberedw, 6.30 p.m. Monday, January 17th.—County Finance Com- mittee. Tuesday, Jan. 18.—Co-op Tea and Social at Church House, Brecon, in aid of wounded soldiers. Friday, January 21st.—Education Authority. Friday, January 28th.—County Council. February, 7th.-Lecture at Market Hall, Senny. bridge, on Kilsby Jones. by Rev. Isaac Thomas, Ferryside. Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCE, at the "Brecon and Radnor Express" Offices, Express Buildings, Bulwark, in the Chapelry of St. Mary, in the Borough and County of Brecon, oq THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916.