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BRECON. I The best spread for your daily bread is Morris's choicest quality Xew Zealand butter at 1/6 per lb.—Morris Bridge street. Seed Potatoes. Seed Potatoes. 13 good sorts to select from. Price list on Application. Quarrell. Brecon HOSPITAL FOR FOUNTAIN PEN.-s.-Any make Pen quickly and cheaply repaired.—A. Hughes and Son, Stationers. 683 Mr E. V. Owen, of Abergavenny, will preach • at Glamorgan Street Church on Sunday next, i morning and evening. 562 For Chaffcutters, Pulpers and other Imple- ments, "at before War Prices, inspect the stock at Breconshire Coal & Lime Co., Ltd. (Wharf and Market), Brecon. 397 XOTICE.—Organisers and others, wishing to have Brecon meetings and matters of public interest re- '■ ported in the "Express, are respectfully invited to communicate with the Editor. NOTICE.—Samuel Perry (late J. Perry), Posting Master, Brecon. Excellent Glass and Covered r Hearse. Carriages of every Description. Reason- able Charges. All Orders, left at 48, Free street, Brecon, promptly attended to. ft- 236 f ZEPPELIN RAIDS.—Insurance against dainagoby aircraft can be effected with Mr W. J. Nott, In- k surance Broker, Ship Street, Brecon (J. E. Nott and Co., Ltd.) Policies issued under Government r guarantee. 472 BORDERER'S HIGH RANK. Major Charles W. Pearless, of the S.W.B.. has been gazetted as- sistant adjutant and quarter-master-general (to be temporarily Lieut.-Colonel whilst so employed) on the Adjutant-General's and Quartermaster- Gen- eral's Staff. ARCHDEACON'S YISIT.-The Archdeacon of Car- marthen preached at St. John's on Sunday morn- ing and at St. Mary's in the evening. Special services have been arranged in the churches throughout Lent commencing to-day (Ash Wed- nesday.) 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 Sennvbridge, Cra-doc, Talyllyn, and Talybont-on- Usk. Deliveries arranged by our own carts. Prices on application. ? PRESENTATION.—At her residence recently, Miss '1 Babbington was the recipient of a presentation, t in recognition of her long and devoted service of 36 years, as headmistress of the Infants' Depart- ment, Postern School. The presentation, which consisted of a photo of the school, an album con- taining the names of the subscribers, and a cheque, was made by Miss Bevan. Miss Babbington wishes to express her deep gratitude to all the sub. scribers for their kind appreciation of her service. NOTABLE COURSING SUCCESS.—A notable cours- ing success has been achieved by a Brecon dog. :■ At the Wryde Club (Barbican Cup) meeting at >. Peterborough, last week, Mr William Williams' dog, "Wet Morning." divided the valuable "Barbican Purse" with another. This, we be- lieve, is the greatest success achieved by ,a. Brecon dog. At this meeting, which is next in import- ance to the Waterloo, all the best dogs in the country are met. "Wet Morning," by "Earl's Court"—"River Lyne"-has already won some notable successes. I A WORD IN SEASON.—Owing to the unsettled k condition of the market we have, this year, se- [ cured our new stock earlier than usual, and are now in a position to show you a selection of pat- terns in wall papers which, for beauty of design and excellence of colouring, are unsurpassed. Pa tterns sent by poet. Let us know your re- quirements and they shall have our best attention. J. Distempers by the leading makers and all other ■* requisites for the renovation of the home stocked in great variety at the old address Oscar r-: Watkins, top of Lion Street. Brecon. 729 NOT RENEWED.—At the adjourned brewster sessions, on Monday, before Mr E. A. Wright, 'Mr Evan Morgan and Mr C. J. E. Large, the renewal of the licence of the "New Greyhound" r (a temperance hotel) came up for consideration. The police had objected to the renewal of the licence on the grounds that the house was not used as a licensed premises. No excise licence had been taken out in respect to it for many years. There was no application for renewal, and after formal evidence of the service of notice had 'been taken, the magistrates decided not to renew i, the licence. THE DETENTION BARRACKS.—According to orders issued by the Western Command, the following ministers have been appointed to officiate at the Brecon Detention Barracks :-Roman Catholic, Rev. Father W. Finucane; Presbyterian, Rev. S. G. Davies; Wesleyan, Rev. C. Allen Harries; Baptist, Congregationalist, and Methodist, Rev. D. 0. Griffiths. Rev. Thomas Griffiths has al- ready been appointed chaplain. Lieutenant Sir John Henniker-Heaton, Bart.. who was recently stationed at Slwch Camp, Brecon, has been ap- pointed to command the administrative centre of the Welsh Horse with the rank ot Captain. N.S.P.C.C.-The National Society for the Pre- vention of Crueltv to Children investigated 3,902 complaints of neglect and cruelty in England, Wales and Ireland, during the month of January. Of the 3,691 completed cases, 3,583 were found true, affecting the welfare of 11,131 children and involving 4,505 offenders. Warnings were issued in 3,248 cases; 168 were prosefeuted (resulting in 166 convictions), and 167 were dealt with by L' transfer in other ways. From its foundation in 1884 the Society has dealt with 898,160 complaints involving 2,513",347 children. In the Brecon and District Branch during the same month six cases were dealt with, affecting 15 children. WATTON f-HURCH.-On a recent Wednesday evening, a very liappy meeting of the members and worshippers of the Watton Church was held in the Schoolroom to introduce and welcome their new r pastor, Rev. S. G. Davies, from Oswestry. A hearty welcome was extended to Mr & Mrs Davies and Mrs Hughes, and suitable speeches were de- livered by a number of the members. Mr Davies replied in an appropriate address, expressing his pleasure at coming, and his ardent hopes for a bright future among them. A coffee supper was then provided by a few of the ladies, after which the annual business meeting in connection with v church affairs took place. A pleasant evening was closed with the benediction. All wish Mr Davies success in his new sphere of labour in Brecon.
TALGARTH. SPECIAL SHOW OF NEW GOODS AT D. JONES & CO. 'S THIS WEEK. SPECIAL DELIVERY of CHILDREN'S ALL t WOOL Jerseys in all sizes and styles. SEE OUR 1 BLOUSES.—M. DAVIES & SON, LONDON HOUSE. TALGARTH. NOTICE.—Oar 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. I EVERY HOUSEWIFE SHOULD STUDY ECONOMY just now and most Talgarth House- wives know that they can get more for their money at EVANS' STORES than anywhere else. If vou are ndt already our customer, JOIN THE CROWD THAT ARE b731 TRANSFER.—At the. adjourned licensing sessions here on Fridav, Miss Jones, Llyswen, applied for ■a transfer of the lieence of the Bridgend Hotel, Liyswen, from !herself to Mr W. Williams, West- side, Herefordshire. Mr Williams was now a second gardener, and the case was adjourned till next meeting, so that Mr Williams might be present.. EJECTMENT ORDER.—The local justices had te- fore them, at the petty sessions, on Friday, a case > in which Mrs Powell, Swan Hotel, Hay, applied for an ejectment order against Mr Robert Vaughan, Swan Terrace. Vaughan stated he had tried to get a house, but had failed. He was asked to look out for one, and the case was ad- journed. LICENCE RENEWED.—At the adjourned licensing sessions here. on Friday, before Messrs. E. But- ler (chairman). J. Mills, Dr. F. J. Jayne and J. T. Boucher, Price Davies, proprietor of the Swan Hotel, applied fof a renewal of his licence. Ap- plicant was advised to conduct the house as care- fully as possible, and, on promising to do so. the licence was renewed.
LLANDOYERY. VICTIMS OF -VALOJA. -Amon, the victoms of the I Maloja identified, on Thursday, were Mrs Beatrice I Bowen (41) and her daughter, Elsie (10), of Col- View. Tilandoverv.
HAY. 21 varieties of garden-seeds for 2/6 (all tested— carriage paid).—Lane, Peterchurch. 416 FINANCIAL.—Proceeds of the bazaar, in the Salvation Army Room on Thursday, amounted to £ 25. HUNTING.—Golden Valley Hounds met at West- brook on Monday. They also meet at Bacton to- day (Thursday—11.30 a.m.) FLAG DAY.—Thursday was observed here as flag day. Proceeds, quite up to expectations, were devoted to the Welsh Troops' Fund. SERVICE.—Previous to the concert at the Bap- tist Church, on Tuesday, a service was held, when Rev. J. Meredith (Hereford) preached an eloquent sermon to a large congregation. A collection was taken in aid of the church funds. UNITED PRAYER.—A well-attended prayer meet- ing, in connection with the Free Church Coun- cil, was held at the Presbyterian Church here on Tuesday. A Free Church Council meeting fol- lowed. WHIST-DRIVE.—A very successful whist-drive and dance took place at the Liberal Club on Tuesday. Proceeds were in aid of the Brecon Infirmary. Winners were Pte. Topper, Mr John Gibbons, Mr Tom Griffiths and Mrs Powell. LOCAL WILL.—Mrs M. E. Baldwin (Rothbury, Cusop, and formerly of Caemawr, Clyro, and of Teignmouth, Devon), who died at the age of 73 years, on December 8th, left estate of the gross value of £ 18,940 5s lOd, including X18,759 10s 5d net personalty. BREDWARDINE COUNCIL.—This authority met on Thursday, when there were present Messrs. D. F. Powell (chairman), R. T. Breeze and D. Wall, Rev G. Leigh-Spencer and A. Howard (acting-clerk). Mr Howard observed that the business that morn- ing was merely routine, and the sitting was, as a consequence, of very brief duration. GUARDIANS' MEETING.—The guardians met on Thursday, when there were present Revs. W. E. T. Morgan (chairman). G. Leigh Spencer, Hub- ert G. Griffith and W. L. Crichton, Mrs Crichton, and Messrs. Enoch George, J. W. Jones, D. F. Powell, R. T. Breeze, D. Wall, J. Gittoes, A. Bishop. J. Davies, J. P. Bishop and A. Howard (acting-clerk). The clerk reported that the treasur- er's balance at date was £ 276 8s 3d. Collectors' monthly statements were received from Hay Ur- ban, Hay Rural, Cusop, and Whitney-on-Wye. CONCERT.—A successful concert was held at the Baptist Church here on Tuesday. A tea was given in the earlier part of the evening, and a good number sat down at the tables. Mr J. Davies (Boatside) acted as chairman, and the following took part, viz., Misses Maggie Cox (Swansea), Maibel Hopton (Hay), M. Hopkins (Hay), Elsie Whittal (Clyrb), Mabel Harries (Clvro) and Bessie Prosser (Hay), and Messrs. Evan Evans (Brecon). Howell Stephens (Cray), H. Harris (Clyro), Ivor Jones (Hay) and Sidney Whittal (Clyro). Miss Muriel Marwood was the elocutionist and Miss K. Kedwards (Hay) the accompanist. BAZAAR.—A bazaar, in connection with the Primitive Methodist Church, was held in the Sal- vation Army Room on Thursday. The chairman was Mr J. Saveker. of Eardisley. and he was sup- ported by Revs. F. Moseley, P. Tomlinson and D. S. Evans. The room had been prettily decor- ated by the ladies and presented an attractive ap- pearance. Those who conducted the various stalls were as follow :—Dairy stall, Mrs Mosley, Mrs W. S. Williams and Miss Watkins; ladies' stall, Mrs H. Williams and Mrs Hunt; young ladies' stall, Miss Davies and Miss Price; fancy stall, Miss Gittins and Miss Mona Williams; and re- freshment stall, Miss Williams and 'Mrs Probert.
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LLANWRTYD WELLS. I Save Monev—Buv Margarine at Price. Gwaiia. 338 ODDFELLOWS' MEETING. -At the Oddfellows' meeting, held on Saturday evening last, Mr E. Williams, presiding. Mr David Davies, London House, was elected secretary in place of Mr D. J. Williams, who is leaving the district. "EXPRESS" IN THE TRE:NCHEs.-The "Express" gets to Breconshire and Radnorshire people every- where. I have just heard that Pte. R. W. Jones, while perusing the pages in the trenches at Salon- ica, was surprised to hear of a slight accident to his brother. WOUNDED.—We regret to find that Lance-Corpl. Arthur Morgan (Dolgoy) while on active service at the front has been wounded, part of a shrapnel shell striking him on the ann. He is now in hospital, and from enquiries made it is thought that he will recover very shortly. ON LEAVE.—Pte. W. A. Brick, of the 3rd Brecknocks, paid a visit home during last week. Ptes. Protheroe Jones (Dinas), and T. Jarman (Derwenunig) who have been home on a month's leave, returned last Tuesday to Haverfordwest to rejoin their regiment, and will be shortly leaving for service abroad. Lance-Corpl. Fred Davies left last Wednesday for Bedford, his des- tination being abroad. We all wish them good luck and a safe return. OBITUARY.—By the demise of Mr R. Davies, Cartrefla House, Llanwrtvd Wells has lost one of its oldest and most respected inhabitants. Deceas- ed, who passed away on Friday evening last, had reached the ripe age of 85. He was a deacon at the C.M. Chapel, and had held the office of parish councillor for many years. Having pursued the occupation of a farmer at the Cwmpen farm, until about 5 years ago, when he retired from farming and went to live in the town. He was looked up- on and respected as a veteran in the whole neigh- bourhood. URBAN COUNCIL.—Mr N. Evans (chairman) presided over the monthly meeting of this author- ity on Friday. Others present were Messrs. E. Saunders Morgan, James Carey, D. I. Williams, J. A. Davies, J. C. Davies, R. Pugh Jones, S. Griffith (clerk), and Rhys Williams (surveyor). The council considered the advisability of apply- ing for temporary exemption from military duties for their surveyor, and councillor D. I. Williams was authorised to make an appeal to the Local Tribunal on his behalf. The council discussed the question of convening the annual town meet- ing. usually held 'before the urban council elect- ion, but, owing to the fact that elections were now postponed for the year, the council also agreed to abandon the town meeting. The medical officer's report showed the health of the town to be satisfactory. YOGXG PEOPLE'S GUILD.—At the C.M. vestry Friday evening a lecture was delivered by Mr G. H. Thomas, B.Sc., of the Builth County School, on the subject entitled, "Poets and Poetry." The meeting was presided over by Mr T. B. Lewis. Tho lecturer dealt chiefly with the renowned Welsh lyric poet, "Ceiriog," whose work he has translated into English. He also recited his own "In 'Memoriam" to the late Llew Buallt, which was solemnly accompanied on the piano by Miss Gwennie Lewis. At intervals solos and quar- tettes were rendered by Miss Gwennie Lewis, Miss Bronwen Richards, Messrs. W. Thomas, D. J. Price and R. Ll. Price, The French and Belgium National anthems were sung by Misses Gwennie Lewis and Bronwen Richards respective- ly, the words being a translation to Welsh by the lecturer. Mr Joseph Pritchard proposed a vote of thanks, seconded by Mr E. Jones, Tvnpant.
LLANFRYNACH. AIRCRAFT RAIDS.—Insurance against damage by Aircra-ft can he effected with W. Williams, Gen- eral Insurance Broker and Agent, Bryncelyn, Sennybridge, and 6, Bulwark, Brecon. All policies issued under Government Guarantee. 528 OBITUARY.—The' death took place on Fe-bruary 24th of Mrs Rachel Phillips, widow of Mr David Phillips, who was in the employ of the late Mr Wn). Hall, Tynewydd. for over forty years. Mrs Phillips, who was 76 years of age, was a most industrious woman and an expert knitter, and she had much pleasure in making socks for our sold- J iers. At the funeral Rev. Hilary Lewis officiated. The mourners were Mr and Mrs Dd. Evans (daughter), Messrs. David, John and Daniel Phil- lips (sons) and the Misses C. and E. Powell (sisters). A large number of friends and neigh- bours attended in spite of the heavy depth of snow. Mr Walters was the undertaker.
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LLANGAMMARCH WELLS. I SOCKS FOR THE HI'LANDERS.—Mrs Evans, the Rectory, organised a band of willing workers to knit hose tops for the Scotch Highlanders. A large number were made and sent to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders' Comforts Depot. Edinburgh. Now the knitters arc busy preparing socks for our brave men at the front. Hundreds of garments and socks have been made in the par- ish sinco the outbreak of the war. Everyone seems so willing and ready to do what lies in their power to help.
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BUILTH WELLS. I Morris's Shilling Margarine. Simply Delicious. Good stewing figs, 5d per lb.-Davies, Bros. We don't keep good boots, we sell them .-Wyles Bros. J. Wilding & Co., 20 extra special value ladies' cloth coats: usual price, 30/- and 35/ to be cleared at 15/11. 488 TEA.—A tea for the choir and bellringers of St. Mary's Church was held at Church Hall on Tuesday. 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.) DANCE.—A dance was held at Foresters' Hall on Wednesday night to give a hearty send-off to several local Territorials who are leaving Eng- land for Mhow, India. NOTICE.—Owing to Mr W. F. Williams, our district reporter, having joined the colours, all ad- vertisements, news-correspondence, notification of meetings, etc., should now be addressed to Mr Austin Jones, Fern Lea. To FARMER S.C a ttle Salts, 3d per lb.; Glauber Salts, 2d per lb.—7 lb. for 1/ Poultry Sulphur, 3d per lb.; Newmarket Tonic Horse Powders, lOd per lb.; Watkins' Horse Powders, 9d per lb. —Coltman, Cash Chemist, Builth Wells. 1867 WOUNDED SOLDIERS.—Seven wounded and sick soldiers arrived here from Newport on Friday. Four of them have seen service in France, two at Salonica and one at Gallipoli. Twelve were expected, but, owing to a misunderstanding at Newport, only seven arrived. DOING "HIS BIT. "—Pte. Raymond Evans, of the Canadian Contingent was here for a few days leave last week. He has been serving in the front line of trenches for five months, and is able to relate some remarkable experiences. Pte. Evans, it will be recalled, is a brother of the renowned singer, Madame Bessie Evans, R.A.M. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR.—The weekly meeting of this society was held in Horeb Congregational Schoolroom on Thursday. Miss S. M. Jenkins led the meeting and Mr Frank Davies read an in- structive paper on "The Ministry of Symbols." A solo was rendered by Mr T. Jones and Miss S. M. Jenkins presided at the organ. There was a fair- ly large attendance. RECHABITE MEETIG.-Tlle quarterly meeting of Castle Tent was held at the Wesleyan School- room on Thursday. Mr J. D. Harper (chief rul- er) presided. There was a large attendance and st(veral important points wervi discussed. The fortnightly meeting of Wye Juvenile Tent was held on Saturday. There was a large attendance of the members of the society. The as- sembly was presided over by Mr Glyn Nicholls (chief ruler) and three new members were initi- ated. ROADS LIKE ICE.—Writing Miss Walters (In- fants' School) Mr T. A. Jenkins stated he was thankful for his parcel, which reached him quite safely. He related some of his experiences in the snow. The roads were like ice, and they had great difficulty in keeping on their feet. He was pleased to read in the "Express" of the suc- cess of the play, which Miss Walters organised, and congratulated her and the pupils on its suc- cess. He trusted she was quite well, and con- cluded by saying that he was in excellent health and spirits. SUCCESS.—Miss Emily Florence Spa.rks (Broad Street) has been elected a member of the Hereford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers. She has recently received a letter from the secretary of the guild, congratulating her upon her success. She is. probably, the only lady bellringer in the two counties who has won this certificate. Prior to entering for the certificate, every candidate must be able to ring 120 changes in method ring- ing. She has been bellringer at St. Mary's Church ever since the old ringer left for India with his regiment. Miss Sparkes is only 16 years of age. MARRIAGE.—The marriage took place at Llan- daff Cathedral, on St. David's Dav, of Mr Hub- ert James Lloyd (second son of the late Mr Mark Lloyd, wool merchant, Builth Wells) and Miss Myfanwy Evans (younger daughter of Mrs Evans, Troedyrhiw, Llanon, Cards., and of the late Captain David Evans). The ceremony was performed by the Ven. Archdeacon Buckley, of Llandaff, assisted by the Rev. W. T. Evans, B.A. (Oxon), brother of the bride. The organist was Mr Beale. of Llandaff. The bride was given away by her eldest brother. Dr. Smart Evans, M.D., Cardiff, and the bridegroom was attended by his brother. Mr Hugh Meredith Lloyd. Am- ongst those present at the ceremony were Mr James Meredith (uncle of the bridegroom) and Mr Ernest Mark Lloyd. I)ECHABITISM. Castle" Tent of Rechabites now consists of 80 members of all classes, whilst the juveniles of "Wye Juveniles Tent" number 61. Officers for the current war are :—C.R.„ Mr J. D. Harper: P.C.R.. Mr J. Llanwarne; D.R., Mr T. J. Dixon; levite. Mr F. L. Morris; guard- ian, iMr W. W. Jones; stewards. Messrs. Ivor Evans and W. Owen: district representative, Mr J. D. Harper: tent trustees, Messrs. J. Llan- warne, J. J. Jones and M. H. Jones juvenile secretary, Mr T. J. Dixon; juvenile superintend- ent, Mr W. C. Watkins; auditors. Messrs. H. H. Lewis and W. W. Jones; treasurer. Mr W. E. Nicholls; and -secretary, Mr W. C. Watkins. No less than £ 61 Is 4d was' disbursed in sick bene- fits during the year. There was a deficit in the management fund of t3 7s 5Jd, and the Tent's assets were as follow :—Invested with "District," £ 250: invested in War Loan, £ 200: cash in L. and P. Bank, £ 48 19s1 5d: and cash in secre- tary's hands, 13/5. GRATEFUL FOR THE SOCKS.—Corpl. T. C. Bird has sent an interesting letter to Miss A. M. Walters, headmistress, Infants' Depertment of the Council school. He says he is very grateful for the gift of socks, etc. "The life here," he adds, "is a very rough, but all the boys are in splendid health and cheerful spirits." It is sad to see the little boys and girls of France and Belgium, and they are glad to see an English soldier. He had seen several of the towns and villages that were damaged. The grand build- ings, including churches, are now ruined by the shells. They were determined to crush the Huns, and bring their arms to a glorious victory. It was very difficult to write, because they must be very alert, and on the look-out for spies. Miss Walters also received a letter, expressing grateful- ness for the parcel received from Pte. E. Davies. The weather out there, lie said. was awful--terrible frost and snow. He said he would like to tell them about the war, but he is not allowed. He hoped they were all quite well.
LLANELWEDD. I ST. DAVID'S DAY.—The day school celebrated St. David's Day in the usual patriotic manner. Songs, recitations, pianoforte solos, etc., were given by the children and greatly enjoyed. Ap- pended is the programme :—Song, "St. David's Day," the pupils; salute of the flag, pupils; song, "Kipling's Recessional," pupils: recitation, Mas- ter illie Lewis: address by Mrs Lewis Davies; recitation, Master Evan Hope; song, "The march of the men of Harlech," pupils; recitation, Cerrie Thomas; pianoforte solo. Miss Morfa A. Hamer; song, Miss Alice Harley; tableau of Welsh em- blems song "Land of my Fathers," Miss Morfa A. Hamer; and "God save the King," pupils. Miss Morfa Hamer discharged the duties of ac- companist. Mrs Lewis Davies (Rectory), speak- ing of St. David, referred to his good works and noble life. The speech was instructive and fully appreciated. Mr Thornton (headmaster) was un- avoidably absent.
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I ERWOOD. I I CONCERT.—A successful concert was held at the Market Hall on St. David's Day. Proceeds 'were in aid of the restoration of the church fund. and there was a large attendance. Principal artistes were Mr S. J. Davies (Builth). Mrs Tom Jones (Builth), Miss Betty Davies, Miss Gladys Jones, IMiss Dorothy White, Mr Wilson and Mr A. V. Price (Builth). Boughrood school-children gave a musical drill, and "Bother the men" by "Mrs Pankhurst" was well received. A farce, "Mrs Tibbin's Cat," was performed by Bough- rood Theatrical Party, whilst members of Cricka- darn Girls' Friendly Society took the different parts of "Discontented Peggy."
SENNYBRIDGE. I JTMBLE SALE AccoT--NTS.-All interested please attend meeting at Market Hall, Friday, March 17th, at 7 p.m. prompt. 410p Motoi Cars for hire, day or night. New and second-hand Cars and Motor Cycles supplied for cash or eaay terms.W. Boxhall, Sennybridge. 495
GLASBUR Y-ON-WYE. NETLEY HOSPITAL.—Mrs Mortimer Baylis col- lected zCl2 towards the Radnorshire Hut, and sent same to Mrs Rogers, Stanage Park, who wishes heartily to thank all those who have been so very kind as to help her so generously. Ox LEAVE.—Their friends were pleased to see the following, who are with the colours, paying a short visit to their homes last week Messrs. Albert W. Weale, J. Watkins, Connell, Charles and Albert Lewis, E. Tantram and John Jones. All looked well in their uniform, and were in good spirits. PREACHF,R-SOLDIER.-The Rev. E. Davies, pas- tor of the Glasbury and Penyrheol Baptist Churches, visited his family last Thursday and, at the close of the service on Sunday evening, spoke of his experience as a member of the R.A.M.C., located at Warminster. He was in uniform, and looked in splendid health. He returned on Tuesday, the 7th inst. UNITED BAD OF HOPE.-The annual entertain- ment, promoted by the members of the United Band of Hope, was held at the Baptist Chapel on Tuesday evening. Despite the snow and incle- ment weather there assembled a large audience. Mr Charles Lane presided. The programme was made up of about eight temperance choruses, sung by the choir, which had been trained by the Rev. D. C. Lloyd, who also conducted; of a recitation by Polly Griffiths, two solos by Mr Samuel, two by Mr Price, of Three Cocks, and two by Hector Morgan, a duet by Mrs Davies and M.rs Gunter, a trio by Mrs Davies, Mrs Gunter and Mr Sam- uel. 'On being encored Mr Price sang "Hark, my country, I've good news for thee. Miss Gun- ter accompanied the singers. On separating the National Anthem was heartily sung, and all felt that a highly successful effort on behalf of tem- perance had been achieved by the evening's pro- ceedings. ENTERTAINMENT.—A very successful variety en- tertainment was held at the Assembly Roonjs, on Friday evening, when Mr Alwyne Mason pre- sided. The Object of the movement was to sup- port the Dderw Hospital, Llyswen. There was a good attendance. The second part of the pro- gramme consisted of solos, churuses, monologues, and a musical sketch entitled "Women's Work in W ar Time," and was taken by about 40 ladies, mostly from Talgarth. The following is the programme—Part I Song, "God bless the Prince of ales." Miss G. Davies song, "The Veteran," Mr P. Jones; song. "Where my caravan has rested," Miss D. Ricketts; song, "Till they come home," Miss B. Lewis; song, "Good-bye," Mr W. E. Marwood; musical sketch, "Women's Work in War-time, girls of the Empire; duet, "Life's dream is o'er," Miss D. Ricketts and Mr W. E. Marwood; monologue, "Our Allies," Miss K. Phillips; duet, "Money matters," Miss Sophia and Mr G. Weale. Part II. Chorus, "Girls of the Empire"; duet. C. Powell and Miss Sophia; song, Miss S. Sperring: song, Miss G. Davies; song, Miss E. Owen; song, Miss Sophia; song Miss D. Ricketts; song. Miss B. Lewis; song, Miss L. Davies: song. Miss C. Powell: song, Miss Jones: recitation, Mr Luther Davies, chorus", girls of the Empire; finale, "God save the King.
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I TALACHDDU. I OBiTLAM.—The death took I place at Derwen- doppa, on 22nd ult., of Mr William Williams. Deceased was 66 years of age. He is survived by a widow and an only son, Rev. W. O. Wil- liams. The funeral took place at Maesyberllan on 26th. Rev. W. E. Prince officiated at the house, church and graveside. Mourners were Mrs Williams (widow). Rev. W. 0. and Mrs Williams (Blackwood, son and daughter-in-law). Mrs Mere- dith, Llwyncynog (sister), Mrs Davies, Llan- dovery (sister-in-law), Mrs Price, Mrs Vaughan, Llanfrynach, (nieces), etc. The bearers were Messrs. W. Williams (Llethrcynon), D. Jones (Talwen Uchaf), John Williams (Cefn-machles), Uria.h Williams (Derwendoppa). Mr J. Powell (Pwllglovw) was the undertaker, and mourning was supplied 'by Messrs. Morgan and Lewis (Brecon).
I KNIGHTON. I War on Winter Coats, also all other Winter Goods reduced.—Price's, 3, Bridge street. 270 HAMAR'S PURE TEA AND FRESH GROUND COFFEE ARE THE BEST. 534 Advertisements, news items etc., for the "Rad- nor Express" should be sent to our representa- tive, Mr W. Phillips, 7, Castle road. VICTORIA ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH.—At the Young People's meeting last week, an interesting paper on "The Lord's Prayer" was read by Miss Phil- lips. There was a good attendance. Look for the sign, "Clock House," Broad street, Knighton. Best house for watch, clock and jewellery repairs. Large selection of gold and silver jewellery, electro-plate, &c., in stock.— E. J. Pullen. F.C.C.—A meeting of the local Free Church Council was held in the P.M. schoolroom on Tuesday evening, to make arrangements for the forthcoming mission of Mr Newton Jones on be- half of Sunday school work. SOLDIER'S WEDDTNG. — At the Registrar's omce. on Monday, ￼ William John Williams, o fif ce, on MonFduasyilieMrs r (residing .at present at tlie Royal Welsh Fusiliers (residing ,at present at the local Military Auxiliary Hospital), and Miss Hilda Maud Collins, of Rusbden, Northampton, were married by licence. TRIBUNALS.—The Tribunal of the Rural -Council met on 'Tuesday -and dealt with 51 cases. The same authority met again on Thursday, when 16 cases came before them. On each occasion Mr Evan Kinsey presided, and Mr C. M. Nixon re- presented the military authorities. The Teme Tribunal met on Wednesday. Mr J. R. Bache presided, and Mr Mackenzie (representing Capt. Maraton) appeared on behalf of the military au- thorities. Fourteen cases were dealt with. A good choice of suitable goods for presents can always be found on sale at Harris's, Broad Street, Knighton, who make a speciality of up-to-date sil- ver-plated goods, suitable for wedding presents; also the largest stock in the district of wedding and engagement rings. Watches of all kinds in great variety. Radium dial wristlet watches for soldiers showing the time night and day. Splendid selection of china, tea, dinner and toilet sets, the best of everything at the lowest price at Harris's. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH.—The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Auxiliary was held on Tuesday. Rev. J. H. Veal presided, and a letter from Nurse Barlow, of Central Africa, was read by Mrs Veal.—Miss Cartwright pre- sided at the weekly meeting of the Christian En. deavour 'Society on Thursday evening. An ex- cellent paper was given by Miss M. James, and Miss Allcock, Mr A. E. Owen and Rev. J. H. Veal took part in the discussion. Miss Allcock presided at the organ.—Aid. W. A. Pugh, Bishop's Castle, occupied the pulpit last Sunday and preached excellent sermons to large 4conare gations. WESLEY GUILD- Rev. A. D. Baskerville pre- sided over a good attendance on Tuesday even- ing, when Miss Wall read a most interesting and instructive paper on the "Life and Works of Men- delssohn. The readings were interspersed with musical .items from the great composer, several pieces being given by a quartette party, consist- mg of Miss Nellie Moore, Miss Kate Lewis, Mr P. Felton and Mr J. F. Wedley. The solo, "0 rest in the Lord, was nicely rendered by Miss Prince, and "If with all your hearts" by Mr P. Helton. Hymns adapted to tunes from Mendel- ssohn's works were sung, and Miss Baskerville play-d with much brilliancy several of his "Songs Without words" on the piano. At the close, Mr F. 'Moseley expressed the warmest thanks of the meeting to Miss Wall for )viding such an en- joyable programme.
PRESTEIGN. I Wanted 18-20 stone well-fed pigs for next 6 or 8 weeks.—Apply, Spa.rey's General Sapply Stores, Presteign, Rads.
LLANYRE. I N.S.P.C.C.-TI)e parishioners of Llanyre and Llanfihangel Helygen will 'be pleased to learn that Miss Dyke, Coch-y-dwst, has been again elected to represent the parishes of Llanyre and Llan- fihangel Helygen, on the Llandrindod Wells Branch of the Brecon district of the National 'So- ciety of Prevention of CrueLty to Children. Miss Dyke's zeal and energy in other deserving causes will lend us increasing confidence in her for this much needed work.
I LLANDEGLEY. NoTE.-High-class Ladies' Tailoring, absolute satisfaction. Also Gent's tailoring par excellence at strictly moderate prices. Support British labour and enterprise. Ladies' and Gent's Rainproofe.— C. W. Emporium, Ltd., Llandrindod Wells. 663
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LLANDRINDOD WELLS. I Don't cast aside your old friends. Your um- brellas repaired, recovered and made like new at J. Phillips's, Walsall House, Middleton Street. 380 PERSONAL.—Mr 'Morgan Morris (president of the Free Church Council) has gone to Bradford to represent the local council at the annual meetings of the National Council this week. CONVENTION.—Mr Head and the trustees of the Llandrindod Wells Convention have decided to proceed with the arrangements for the annual gatherings next August as usual. AUXILIARY HOSPITAL.-The members of the I Congregational Church Guild provided an excel- lent programme for the wounded soldiers at the Auxiliary Hospital on Friday evening. PUBLIC MEETING.-Friends Meeting House on Wednesday evening, 7.30. Speakers Miss New- man, Theodore Neild, M.A., and E. Bassett Rey- nolds (Editor of "The Friend"). Subject "War and the Social Order." 567 LECTURE.—The Rev. D. Wynne Evans, formerly of Llandrindod, lectured on "Cambria's part in Empire Building" -at the Calvinistic Methodist Church, Hammersmith, last week, the chair be- ing occupied by Mrs D. Lloyd George, who was officially welcomed by the Mayor. MISHAP.—A fall of snow off a roof in Spa Road had a double effect, neither of which were very serious, viz., broke down a pillar and start- led a horse, attached to a cart. The horse bolted but was brought to a standstill before any harm was done. PRESBYTERIAN GUILD.-Councillor Jeffrey Jones J.P., was the chairman at the weekly meeting of the Presbyterian Young People's Society on Thursday, when a miscellaneous programme was provided. It included songs by Miss Ethel Dav- ies, Miss Gwen Owen. Miss Cissie Davies, and Miss Olive Evans. A paper on "Joseph" was read by Mr Idris Griffiths, and a discussion fol- lowed, in which a number of the members of the Welsh Unit took part, and also Mr T. L. Oliver, B.Sc. Miss Grace Howells was the accompanist. AUXILIARY HOSPITAL.-A social evening and whist drive took place at the Auxiliary Hospital on Thursday evening, when a musical and literary programme was provided by various friends and patients at the Hospital. In a whist drive, sold- ier patients were successful. but the consolation prize went to Mr Fred Eadie. The 1st and 2nd prizes for ladies went respectively to Nurse Sayer and Nurse B. Jones, whilst Miss Bentley was awarded the consolation prize. Refreshments were provided. MILITARY.—We regret to note the death of one of the wounded soldiers who had been resident at Highland Moors. The unfortunate man was accorded all the honours of a military funeral, and service was held at Holy Trinity Church. Rev. R. W. F. Singers-Davies, R.D., officiating. A number of convalescents left on Monday, and, on the same afternoon, there was an arrival of a number of cases of rheumatics, &c., under the Rock Park Spa scheme. The men were met by motors. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of the Rev. W. J. S. Rising, husband of Mrs Ris- ing, of Greenway Manor, Radnorshire, and bro- ther-in-law of Mr J. Luther Greenway, the new high sheriff of Radnorshire. The deceased had been an invalid for about seven years. He was the son of the late Rev. Benjamin Rising, a former vicar of Moreton, Salop, and 52 years of age. The death occurred at the Nursing Home, Llandrindod Wells, and the funeral took place at Llanbadarn-fawr Parish Church on Wednes- day.
RHAYADER. H. B. Jones (late Meredith and Jones) for watch, clock, etc., repairs. r257 ACCIDENT.—WTe regret to state that Mr Harry Lewis, son of Mr B. P. Lewis, J.P., and Mrs Lewis, The Neuadd, met with a nasty accident on Thursday. His right hand was caught in the threshing machine and was badly mauled. Dr. Richardson was soon on the spot and rendered aid. RECRUITS.—Several of our young men left the town this week for their military quarters. Three joined the Welsh Guards, viz., John Hamer, known from a boy as John Soldier, Harry Hamer, Rhydoldog, and Wm. Price, Bryngwyn. These left on Monday. On Tuesday John Price, Upper Mill, and Parry, late of Mr Norton's shop, Also left, and, on Thursday, W. Bacon and Walter Webb left 'for Knighton and Shrewsbury. TIME EXPIRED TERRITORIALS.—Four of our Ayoung men have returned home, having been in the firing line in Gallipoli, and braved the dang- ers from Turk and Hun, and weathered the terri- fic storms tha't broke over the battlefields there. They are Lance-Corpl. W. E. Lewis, The NeViadd, Lance-Corpl. Cyril Worthing and Pte. B. Pugh Lewis, Glanelan, and Mr Alec Jones, Cadwgan House. They are now time expired men. GUARDIANS' MEETING.—Present at the guard- ians' meeting, on Wednesday, were Messrs. Edw. Price, B. P. Lewis. J.P., D. Davies, J. Jones, T. Hamer. T. Meredith, E. E. Thomas, E. P. Jones, Dd. Mills, W. Evans, T. Stephens, Evan Price, Evan Morgan, A. E. Edwards, John Jones and E. D. Prothero (clerk.) The members decided to advertise for an assistant-matron and nurse in place of Miss F. Jones (resigned.)
LLANBISTER ROAD. COMFORTS FOR TROOPS.—Mr D. Roberts has re- ceived a letter from Mrs Lloyd George, express- ing her sincere thanks for the kind gift of R4, pro- ceeds of a concert held at Cantal school, in re- sponse to the appeal for comforts for the men of the various Welsh regiments serving at home and abroad. She asked Mr Roberts to convey her gratitude to all who assisted at the concert.
HEYOPE. EGGS FOR WOUNDED.-During the last twelve months, Mr and Mrs Evans and the scholars of Heyope School have sent 2,014 eggs for wounded i sailors and soldiers.
Shooting Competition. 3/lst BRECKNOCKSHIRE BATTALION v. HAVERFORDWEST VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS. I A miniature rifle shooting competition 'took place at the Miniature Rifle Range, Haverford- west, on Saturday afternoon, between Haverford- west Volunteer Training Corps and 3/lst Breck- nockshire Battalion, SAY-B, and resulted in a victory for the Brecknocks by 19 points. Scores were :— V.T.C.—J. 0. Morgan, 97; L .Morgan, 98; C..S. M. Phillips, 96: W. John, 94; G. Crahb, 96; J. L. Jenkins, 95; W. Griffiths, 87; J. W. Hammond, 99; T. Llewellin, 98; J. James, 98; total, 958. Brecknocks.—Capt. P. A. Hill, 100; Lieut. D. J. Williams, 100; Lieut. J. John, 100; Sgt.-Major Biddiss, 95; Sergt.-Major Biggins, 96; Sgt.-Major Laughton, 98; (Sergt. C. Loversidge, 97: Sergt. I. Lewis, 98: Lee.-Cpl. H. B. Davies, 99; Lee.- Cpl. D. W. Chambers, 94; .total, 977.
IWhy You are Wearing YourselfI Out
I Why You are Wearing Yourself I Out. All our life through, we are all wearing our- selves out-using up the substance of our bodies Hard, laborious toil wastes us away quickly, but every expenditure of energy, every movement, every tlibught, causes some wastage, and this wastage should be repaired by our daily food, but that is only possible when it is well-digested. Think, then, of the importance of keeping your digestive organs in good working order, especially in these days when we are called upon to give the most that is in us. If for any reason your orgahs of digestion, the stomach, liver and bowels, fail to perform their functions perfectly, there is no remedy that will so soon restorè them to health and vigour as Mother's Seigel's Syrup. As a stomachic remedy and liver corrective, it would be difficult to find its equal. <
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I HELD OVER. I Several reports, (Unavoidably crowded out of this j issue, will appear next week. These include reports of Builth Wells Tribunal, Lower Chapel Eisteddfod, and Aberedw Concert.
WELSHTENS SERVICE AT BRECON I
WELSH:\TEN'S SERVICE AT BRECON. I The Brecon Welsh Society celebrated St. David's Day by holding an All-Welsh religious service at the Plough Chapel on Wednesday evening. The Welsh Society had been able to secure the services of the Rev. E. T. Jones. Llanelly-recognised as the most powerful preacher in the Welsh Baptist pulpit. As was expected, there was a very large congregation of Welsh people, many having come in from the I country. I The < preacher took as his text Aliirk i v.. 35-41. and preached a most eloquent sermon, einphasisin, a dual relations Iiip- that of obedience and trust—existing between the Christian and his Master, together with the per- sonal spiritual knowledge that becomes the Christian's possession from such relationship. The singing, under the leadership of Mr Rhys Jones, with Mr Musk at the organ, was inspir- ing and full of fervour. The service, which lasted about two hours and a half, was throughout on I a lofty spiritual level and will be long remem- bered.
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I GIRLS' COUNTY SCHOOL. I St. David's Day was celebrated at the Girls' County School, Brecon, by an eisteddfod, held on Wednesday afternoon. The proceedings opened with the singing of "Hen wlad fy nhadau," fol- lowed by the saluting of the Welsh flag by the girls. Miss Davies, the headmistress, stated, in her speech at the commencement, that the presence of Principal Lewis and the Rev. Aneurin Davies as adjudicators was greatly appreciated by the competitors, and she thanked them for so readily rendering this service to the school. Miss Davies, in referring to the pamphlets issued by the Board of Education with suggestions for the cele- bration of St. David's Day for the purpose of teaching patriotism, expressed the opinion that the essential thing was to create the atmosphere wherein patriotism would be unconsciously ab- sorbed. The programme included competitions in pre- pared speeches, recitation, and duet and choral singing. The subject of the speech of Forms II. and 1. was "The Castles of Breconshire," and Mary Phillips was the winner. Form III. had prepared "Wales in the Twelfth Century." The successful competitor was Eirene Lewis, who de- livered her speech in a pleasant manner. "Gerald, the Welsliluan," was the subject in Form IV. The Jour girls who appeared on the platform gave full and interesting accounts of their countryman, but Ray Davies was the most fluent, and she won the prize. The girls of Forms VI. and V. did justice to their subject, Women's Work in Wa.r-Time." Olive Tyler, the prize-winner, delivered her carefully-prepared speech in a clear and quietly impressive manner. There were fourteen entries for the recitation, "Boadicea." The three selected to appear in the final test showed appreciation of the poem, and Dora Morgan, who was adjudged the best, gave a very spirited rendering. The duet, Rhywun, was given by five pairs of competitors, and the singing of this typically Welsh piece was greatly enjoyed by the audience. Evie Jones and Alwyne Rowlands were the best. A special prize was awarded to Nesta Owen and Betty Owen, the youngest pupils in the school, who acquitted them- selves with credit. Great interest was shown in the choir compe- tition. Each form gave a rendering of "Hoby deri dando," and that of Forms VI. and V. was judged to be the best, though all were worthy of praise. Three short sketches from Welsh his- tory were prettily performed by Forms II. and 1. Socks and mittens, which had been knitted in the school for the Welsh troops, were exhibited, and a prize for the best pair of mittens was awarded to Florence Ha.vard. During an interval, Mr Musk played selections of Welsh airs, and a collection was made towards befriending a prisoner of war. The girls re- turned their prize-money for the benefit of the same fund. The day was also celebrated in the elementary schools.
I Llanafan Funeral, I I THE LATE MRS LEWIS. I The funeral took place at Llanafan Church, on Tuesday week, of the late Mrs Lewis (Dolfelin), who died the previous Thursday in her 67th year. Deceased had been in failing health for some time. Rev. T. James (Pisgah) conducted a brief ser- vice at the house, where the hymn, "Let all the .saints on earth," was sung. Rev. J. C. Owen met the cortege at the gates, and then proceeded to the church. 'Mrs Owen presided at the organ. The hymn, "My God, my Father," was sung. and Psalm 90 read. The Vicar read the service, and "Thy way, not mine, 0 Lord," was impres- sively sung. As the cortege left the church, Mrs Owen played the "Dead March, and the Vicar said the committal portion. The coffin was of polished panelled oak, with heavy brass casket fittings, and the breastplate bore the inscription, "Ann Lewis, died 24th February, 1916, aged 67 years. 'Chief mourners were Mr T. Lewis (husband). Messrs. R. P. Lewis and W. S. Lewis (sons), Misses Lewis (daughters), Mr and Mrs T. P. Lewis, Eppynt Villa, Garth (son and daughter- in-law), Mr and Mrs J. M. Lewis, Affllenchwerw (son and daughter-in-law), Miss Ethel Lewis, Garth (grand-daughter), Mr and Miss Price, Dolegay, Llanwrthwl (brother and niece), Mr T. Price, Rhayader (brother), Mr P. Price, St. Harmons (brother), Messrs. E. and P. Price, Noyaddllwyd (brother), Mr I. Worthing, Dole- gored (brother-in-law), Mr R. Lewis, Frondorddw (brother-in-law), Mr P. Lewis, Rhayader (brother-in-law), Mr M. Lewis, Tyncoed (brother- in-law), Mr E. Hughes, Rhayader (nephew), Messrs. W. and E. Price, Bwlch, Nantmel (nephews), Messrs. E. and J. Price, Cwmbach (nephews), Messrs. R. and E. Worthing, Dole- gored (nephews), Miss Worthing, Dolegored (niece), Miss E. Price, Cwmbach (niece) and Mr W. Lewis, Porth (cousin). Bearers were Mes§rs. James Price, Evan Thomas Price and Price Price (brothers), Mr John Worthing (brother-in-law) and Mr Evan Hughes (nephew). Several floral tributes were placed on the grave. Deceased was a member of the old and respect- ed Radnorshire family of Price, Noyaddllwyd, Nantmel, and was the second daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Richard Price, Noyaddllwvd, Nantmel. Mr Walter J. Lewis (Builth) was the under- taker, and Messrs. Isaac Price and Co. (Builth) supplied the mourning. A memorial service was held at Llanafan Church on Sunday, when there was a large at- tendance of relatives and friends.
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Penoyre Red Cross Hospital. I Sir,—We wish to thank very gratefully the fol- lowing kind friends for the generous gifts sent last week to this hospital Miss Davies (Cwm- wysk) and Miss Davies (Abervskir Rectory), for eggs collected in .Sennybridge district and Aberys- kir parisli; Mrs Cole Hamilton (Llangattock Rec- tory) Mrs Hilary Lewis (Llanfrynach Rectory); Mrs If or Jones (Llanvillo Rectory); the Rev. A. George (Taffechan Vicarage) Ivr and Willie Tippins, who have all given eggs. Mr Jones (The Gaer) a. quantity Of apples: Miss Price (Penkelly Castle), lard; Miss Bevan (Ely Tower), 2 cakes, beetroot and rhubarb; Mrs Evans (Ffrwdgreoh). vegetables and rabbits: Mrs Price (Watton Villa), 4 beautiful feather pillows: Mrs Garnons Wil- liams, for vegetables: Hon. Mrs de Winton. for milk daily; 'Miss Jones, for butter weekly: Miss Maggie Parry for the great quantity of needle- work she has very kindly done for the hospital, and Miss Best for so kindly sitting many cold mornings in the market, and the kind friends there for the ohicken, eggs and butter collected (half the eggs are alwavs sent to the wounded soldiers in the Brecon Barracks). Also the pat- ients and staff wish to offer their very warmest thanks to MrMarshall and the Brecon Orchestra for the splendid musical treat they gave them on Wednesday; to Mr Phillips and the Wheat Street Cinema. Co.. for a most interesting entertainment, and to iMr T. J. Parry and his talented Company for the excellent and amusing play they so kindly acted on (Saturday. The weather has been so bitterly cold we feel more than ordinarily grateful to all these kind friends for braving it.—Yours, ",
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INOPPORTUNE ? I AX ARCHIDIACONAL TESTIMONIAL. I A corres pondent, signing himself "trychan," writes to the "Western Mail" as follows :— "A movement is about to be set on foot for the purpose of making a testimonial to the Bishop of Swansea, to mark his elevation to the episcopate. It is widely felt tht the present is a most inoppor- tune time. It is urged that the calls upon in- come made by the many agencies for the relief of those engaged in and 'broken' by the war are both more urgent and greater than can be ade- quately responded to. Already the needs are greater than their satisfaction. To set thifl- archidiaconal project on foot at another time might be on every ground justified, but to do SO at present it to put a severe strain on Church- men, excepting those with ample means. which they cannot reasonably be expected to bear. On the clergy, many of whom, to my know-, ledge, acutely feel the pinch, if not of poverty. certainly of very straitened circumstances, thie proposal, if carried out, will inflict a double hard- ship. They will have to contribute when, in justice to themselves and their families, ihflffi cannot honestly afford to do so, or refuse, and bear the stigma of being disloyal and disrespect- ful to their archdeacon. Your columns, sir, afford the only place and op- portunity for the expression of opinions that are widely current. Therefore, I write to express the hope that the situation may yet be saved by those who are promoting this object postponing it until the happier days we all long for come and the project can be carried through with unity and en- thusiasm. I A Rejoinder. I In the "Western Mail" of Tuesday appears the following rejoinder :— Sir,—As space was found in your issue of March 2nd for an anonymous protest against the above, which was then only a tentative proposal- I shall be obliged if you will extend a similar courtesy to me, writing over my own name, that I may explain briefly the scheme launched by the general committee at their meeting at Brecon on Friday last. After a lengthy discussion, in which every con- sideration was given to the suggestion of the in- opportune nature of the present time, it was re- solved :— (1) That the presentation should be proceeded with at once, and should take the form of a suit- able bishop's seat, to be placed in the Priory Church, Brecon. (2) That the funds for procuring the same should be raised by means of a shilling subscrip- tion fund, organised in each parish bv the in- cumbent. I do not think that "Brychan" or anvone else can seriously object to so simple and unpreten- tious a scheme, which will lay no heavy burdel upon the clergy or the laity of the archdtueonrj' and 'which would be no easier to carry out aftet the war than it is at present. I am quite sure- and can speak from a larger personal knowledge of the Bishop of Swansea than most people, in- asmuch as I have enjoyed the closest friendship with him as his colleague for nearlv twenty years —that no one would be less likely to value a. gift according to its monetary worth than his lordship- What he will most certainly value very highly will be an expression of goodwill in which the very humblest Church household in his arch- deaconry has been a'ble to share. And that the scheme makes possible.—I am, etc., HENRY J. CHURCH JONES, I Brecon, March 4th. Hon. Secretary I
Asylum Question I
Asylum Question. I JOINT COUNTIES' CONFERENCE. I RADNORSHIRE OBDURATE. J Representatives of the Radnorshire, Brecon- shire, and Montgomeryshire County Councils met at Llandrindod Wells, on Saturday, to consider the question of the admission of Montgomery- shire to the Asylum partnership. The principle was agreed upon, but Radnorshire was standing out for better terms, although it was unders?? that the Breconshire members of the Joint Com- mittee wpre less obdurate than the Radnorshire menib! ■ >. The Press attended at the County Buildings, but were informed that the discussion "lnld take place in committee. V. '■ understand that little if any progress to- wards a settlement was made at Saturday's meet- ing, and that the Montgomeryshire members of the Conference left early, seeing little prospect of an agreement. Mr W. S. Miller was the only Breconshire member, who spoke, and it was with some reluctance that he did so. Ald. C. C. Rogers and Dr. Harding took the same strong line as on previous occasions, but some memherIJ of the Radnorshire County Council do not admit their views were shared by all the councillors and aldermen. Some say they would have liked to have seen a vote taken on Saturday on the ques- tion as to whether any advance should be made with a view to meeting Montgomeryshire.
Overwork and Worry Drive aI Hard Bargain
Overwork and Worry Drive a I Hard Bargain. It doesn't pay to defy nature's laws. We all need peace of mind, rest, outdoor exercise and eight hours sleep to keep well. We must not overeat, nor drink much, unless it be milk or wa.ter. These are both good and should be freely used. Anything bad leads to trouble. Bad habits are no exception. Careless living and overeating are among the worst—they help load the blood with Uric Acid poisons. The kidneys act as safety valves, filtering the blood and passing off the poisons, but they are bound to weaken under any long continued strain, and once they falter, you 'feel dull, tired and nervous. Your back aches, you lose weight, you have headaches, dizzy spells ana urinary disorders. The Jirst thing to do is to get back to simple, sensible habits. Eat less, sleep more and be care- ftil, what you drink. But you must also help the weakened kidneys. You can relv on Doan'» Backache Kidney Piils for this help.. They are » special medicine for the kidneys and bladder only- That is why so many in Brecon recommend Doan s. All dealers, or 2 9 a box, from Foster McClellan Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W.
THE EXPRESS DIARY I
THE "EXPRESS" DIARY. I Wednesday, March 15th.—Competitive Meeting at I Erwood Market Hall. Sunday, April 16th.—Watergate Church Annivef- sarv, the return of Rev. D. 0. Griffiths. Wednesday, April 19.-Lecture at Ramah Bap' tist Church. If Easter Monday.—Tea & Concert, Twyn, Cantre»^ Printed and Published by G. E. SAYCE »t ￼ "Brecon and Radnor Vlprezs" Offices, ?"Pro, Buildings, Bulwark, in the Chapelry 0? 0$' j Mary, in the Borough and County of BreooD, 00 Jm THURSDAY, MAROH 9, 1916. N