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BY "UNCLE TOM." I fji ii Brecon, December 19th, 1916. My dear nephews and nieces,—I have pleasure in givtng below, thLi week, the second prize answers, and hope you will read them with interest and benefit. I intend giving the comments in next issue, as I have not yet received them from the examiner. Drawings of "Father Christmas" are beginning to come in. Wishing you all a very bright and enjoyable Yule- tide. Your affectionate UNCLE TOM.
SECOND-PRIZE ANSWERS. November Competition. The popularity of Llandrindod is due to the fact that it is a very fashionable spa. It is called the "Queen of Welsih watering places." The properties of its waters are equal in value to those found in the Continental health resorts. The comforts, conveniences and en- joyment of its visitors are well-catered for. The town is clean and healthy. There are beautiful buildings and there is a pretty lake there. Aberedw is a romantic and interesting village in the Wye Valley, four miles from Huilth. There is no doubt it is one of the most beautiful spots in the Principality. its historical interest is very great. It was to Aberedw that Prince Llewellyn was lured in a treacherous man- ner by Giffard and the Mortimers, who plotted against him. Instead of finding friends there he found that his enemies were surrounding the place. He went to the smith of tilt" place, Red M.adoe, of the Widemouth, and bade him take the thin shoes off his horse and put them on again backwards, in order to throw the Mor- timers off his track. If we visit Aberedw to-day we may see the cave in which Prince Llewellyn sought re- fuge from his enemies. He and his 'squire spent one whole night in this wonderful cave. Llangore Lake is two miles long. Its depth is any- thing from nine to thirty-six feet, and a walk round it would mean five miles. The word Rhayader means "Water-Fall." The town takes its name from the numerous water-falls, which are in the neighbourhood. Builth the town's Welsh name is Buallt, and it is de- rived from bu—an ox, and aIlt-a wooded eminence, meaning "the wooded hill of the ox." The old name of the place is Llanfair-yn-Muallt. The word Talgarth means, "the end. or front of the hill." Talgarth derives its name from its situation in front of the high chain of hills called the Black Moun- tains. The word Erwood takes its name from "Y Rhyd," meaning "the ford." The Mortimers crossed this ford in pursuit of Llewellyn.—Miss Eleanor G. Evans, Coun. cil School, Upper Chapel, aged 12. December Competition. Best postcard drawing of "Father Christmas." Open to elementary school-children in Brecon and Radnor. Include name, address, and age in the corner of your postcard. Prizes.-lst, 2/6; 2nd, 1/6; 3rd, 1/ The postcards must also be the bonafide work of com- petitors themselves. The last day for receiving postcards will be Saturday, December 30th, and these should be properly stamped and addressed to Uncle Tom, care of "Brecon and Rad- nor Express," Brecon.
BRECON RURAL TRIBUNAL
BRECON RURAL TRIBUNAL. IS A FARMER JUSTIFIED IN TAKING ADDITIONAL HOLDINGS. Brecon Rural Tribunal met at the Parish Hall, Brecon, on Friday, Mr Jenkin Williams presiding. There were over 80 cases for consideration. Members pre- sent were Revs. Thos. Griffiths and T. C. Richards, Messrs. Wm. Morgan, John Jones. John Smith, J. F. Ricketts, Evan Jones, Evan Phillips, Daniel Watkins and Tom Morgan. Mr J. L. Davies represented the Board of Agriculture, and Lieut. C. H. de Winton was the military representative. Mr David Jones, Noyadd, Crickadarn, appealed on be half of his two sons at Coygen, Lower Chapel, both single men. It was stated that Mr Jones had recently taken over another holding, and now farmed 380 acres. The military representative objected to exemption, stating that it was not in the national Interest. The Chairman The question is whether a farmer is justified in taking over a new holding at this time? By a majority, one son was granted conditional ex- emption and the other son's appeal was rejected, sub- ject to substitution. Mrs Stephens, Alltarnog Farm. Lower Chapel, ap- poarod on behalf of Ed. Edwards, ploughman and single man. The military representative objected to exemption. Applicant stated that the farm was 234 acres in ex- tent, and this man was the only employee of her hus- band, whose health was very poor. The Chairman Do you farm 234 acres with only this man and your husband? Applicant: Yes, we have got to do it now because we cannot get any other man. The Chairmain: How many men did you formerly keep ? Applicant: We used to keep three. Exemption to February 1st was granted. Mr Morgan (Llwynperrid, Senny) applied for exempt- ion for Mr Thomas Havard, his workman, on a farm of 145 acres, 20 of which were arable. The man appealed for was 22 years of age, and the tribunal allowed tem- porary exemption till 1st May. Messrs. Hugh Powell (New Ford) and Dd. J. Powell (Court Gilbert) appealed for exemption. They were both single and aged 31) and 37 years, respectively. Rev. T. C. Richards: You would make splendid sol- diers. Wouldn't one of you like to lie]))? Mr D. J. Powell: We are helping now. Mr J. Smith: Shall I put a straight question? Hare you subscribed anything to any of the war funds? Mr D. J. Powell: I refrain from answering your ques- tion. Conditional exemption was allowed Mr D. J. Powell, but the appeal of Mr Hugh Powell was dismissed. The appeal of Mrs Williams (Tynwain). on behalf of Mr Thos. W. Havard, his employee, was adjourned. Mr R. Pugh (Llwynmeurig, Upper Chapel) appealed for his son. Mr W. Pugh, who was 25 years of age. Mr W. Pugh was unable to do much heavy work, as the farm comprised 132 acres. They kept 5 horses, 36 cattle and about 30 sheep. Mr E. A. Powell, another son, was al- lowed exemption, subject to substitution, and Mr W. Powell was granted conditional exemption.
Messrs. Newland, Hunt, and Williams conducted a successful timber-sale at the Mart, Commercial Street, Newport, on Saturday week, the. aggregate for eleven lots being £1,952 lOs. Breconsliire lots were ^-Four- and-a-half acres of larch poles near llwlch Waen Farm, Mr A. W. Bowen, Merthyr: two acres of larch poles, £ 150 Mr T W. Morgan, Rudry: 83 ash and other trees, at Llanddettv, £85, Messrs. Daniel Jones and Co., Pont- newvnvdd: about 7! acres of larch poles at Llan- gynidr, JE190, Messrs. A. Jones and Son. Llangynidr.
A RUN ROUND
A RUN ROUND. GOJD STOCKS AND NOVELTIES. Christmas is Christmas still, despite the war. Our plucky and enterprising shopkeepers have done much to make it so. If it were not for the Christmassy shop windows and the attractive stocks of all the season's delicacies and gifts, it would not be Christmas. The lighting restrictions may preclude the glitter and the lamour of the old-time shop window, but they have made no difference to the interior, where everything is as bright and cheerful as of yore. Economy, of course, is the note this Christmas, but it is remarkable how much joy and gladness a present at a very small cost will bring to friends far and near at this season, and one can please many at a small cost. Our far-seeing tradesmen have had this in mind, and they have pre- pared selections which will meet the wishes and the pockets of everyone. We hope they will gain the reward of their enterprise, and the following brief notes on some of the specialities of our advertisers may be use- ful to those who desire to back them up in maintaining the old traditions and "keeping" Yuletide as it ever was and, let us hope, ever will be kept:—
) BRECON. DRAPERS AND OUTFITTERS. Mr E. A. Watts, the clothier, opposite the Monu- ment, has an abundance of articles for sale which will certainly prove useful and give both comfort and pleasure to the recipients. During these days, when strict economy is so essential, useful presents are cer- tainly the best gifts to bestow. In one of the win- dows of his establishment there is on view an enor- mous stocking, about 8 feet long, crammed with useful articles of attire, such as Brecknock collars, ties, braces, scarves, gloves, boys' suits, shirts, etc. The stocking is' made from transparent material, through which the contents can be seen. A study of this special exhibition will give intending purchasers manv a good suggestion and solve the question of "what to give him?" and prove the truth of the verse which appears in the Christmas advertisement issued by this firm-For him. With the heart of a man, whatever hi> station or clan, be he father or brother or cousin or son, be he lover or friend with that heart to be won, there's a gift (by whose aid it can surely be done), at Watts, The Clothier, Brecon.—Messrs. D .Morgan and Lewis, High Street, have all their departments re- plete with the newest and up-to-date presents, both useful and ornamental. Here again we find just the thing you want for your soldier friend at economical prices. The wool comforts are particularly inviting mid we have rarely seen a more beautiful selection. The ladies are splendidly catered for and they can very quickly select their purchase either for themselves or their gentlemen friends.—Messrs. Thomas and Adcock, High Street, again make a feature this season of fancy linens and neckwear. They have an excellent selection of table damask and household linen. In addition there is a fine display of furs, gloves, etc., and here again is an excellent shop for the selection of the useful and pleasing X'mas present.—Mr A. H. Shapland's, The St-ruet, specialises in the military line, and what is required in khaki may be obtained without any difficulty.- Mr Shapland has also a grand selection of Burberry's.— Mrs J. Hughes, Ship Street, has really an excellent show of silk blouses, collars, handkerchiefs and fancy goods.—We would draw special attention to the estab- lishment of Mr David Peregrine, Cambrian House, who has solved for his many customers the problem of the X'mas gift. A little useful help in this way just now is appreciable, for we cannot let the season go by with- out the usual expression of good will. Here we find the varied stocks to suit young and old alike. There are dainty goods galore that (as Mr Peregrine wisely points out), will not only bring delight to the children on X'mas morning but will, at the same time, save the parents' purses. Special facilities are offered for send- ing a present to the soldier friend. Go and see how easy it is done, and, at the same time. note the show of smart blouses, hosiery, underwear, gloves, pinafores and other articles too numerous to mention. JEWELLERS. There are few more attractive shops at X'mas time than those of the jewellers. Their contents glitter and sparkle in the dark days. It is very remarkable how the war has brought certain articles into popularity. There is, for instance, the wristlet watch. Here at Messrs. John Hando, Ltd., High Street, you find a great selection of them. The firm makes them a speciality this year. Besides this there is another popular article for "Tommy" and his "best girl," the innumerable, pretty badges of the regiments in geld, silver and en- amel-a capital reminder of "my boy's" regiment. Messrs. Hando have also silver cased goods, silver- backed mirrors, brushes and combs, cigar and cigarette cases, gold lockets and pendants, silver photo-frames, and everything that the silversmith and optician can offer. CHEMISTS, Etc. I Mr Walter Gwillim, Chemist, High Street (late Charles) ably caters for the "Christmas spirit," his es- tablislynent containing some lovely toilet articles and the photographic departent is just the place where one can find a camera which will suit the taste of the tyro or the amateur far advanced in the ever increasing popu- lar art. PHOTOGRAPHERS. This reminds us that Brecon is well served with two I excellent photographic artistes. Mr Oswald Jackson, although closing one of his studies owing to his being called to the colours, will continue the other establish- ment in High Street (minor), where the usual first-class work will be executed. Here too, his customers will find most suitable presents such as photo frames, ladies' handbags, companions, albums, blotters, manicure sets, artistic hand-painted calendars and X'mas cards and stationery.—Mr .Tack Clark, photographer, also exhibits some beautiful work in the photographic art, and he too has a very choice and large eslection of cards, pic- ture and photograph frames and photographic enlarge- ments. CONFECTIONERS, Etc. I To see the "glad eye" of the juveniles at X'masi one must go to the little crowds who congregate in front of the confectioners' shops. No wonder! The delicacies exhibited are great. The chocolates, oh! the variety of them. Despite the war-and it has presented enor- mous difficulties to the confectioner—our -principal Bre- con firms have managed somehow or other to have laid hold of a capital stock of Christmas novelties. Messrs. Bown and Co., in both their establishments have, es- pecially at the latter, a. really attractive show of delicate confectioneries well calculated to make any Tommy minor's mouth water. It is worth while re- cording that this firm make their own sweets, which are as wholesome as they are tasty. We would advise our readers to pav an early visit to their showrooms, which are well stocked with X'mas novelties.—Then there is the "Dot" which occupies a very big dot in the child- ren's geography on the top of Castle Street. It is again, despite the war, just the same dainty Dot, dainty and sweet all the year round, but sweeter at X'mas than any time of the year. Here's the place to get the suitable toothsome gifts for the boys at the front, and, after all, medical men tell' us that chocolate and sweets are just the thing Tommy want to sustain him in the muddy cold trenches in France and Flanders.— Another long established business is Owens, High Street, (late John Williams and Co.), where the- old firm's re- putation is more than maintained for X'mas cakes, chocolates, crackers and confectionery, while Mrs Dav- ies, Green Dragon Temperance Hotel, has also a capital display of X'mas cakes and delicacies. GROCERS AND FRUITERERS. I The grocers' windows are just as attractive as ever, filled, as thev are, with the choicest of dried fruits and confections in the shape of almonds and muscatels, dates and chocolates, and other dainties.-Alei;srs. Meredith and Sons, have as usual a very fine display where goods of the highest quality may be obtained at the most reasonable prices. All kinds of dessert may be had in their fruit department.—Mrs Boxhall. Ship Street, sihould also be remembered for she has a capital selection of X'mas fruits, fancy novelties, chocolates, sweets and biscuits. This is an old established tea- house known in ancient days as the "Ship and the Ilear.One can also get the best fruit at Messrs. James and Son, The Struet, whose reputation ensures complete satisfaction, and Mr Wm. Morris, Llanfaes, has been in business too long to be found wanting in supplying his customers with real value, as varied as the quality is excellent. Here everything of the choicest in groceries and provisions and seasonable fruits and table delicacies can be obtained .at the lowest prices pos- sible in thes.e days.—The windows of Mr Alfred Quarrel, Fruiterer and Florist. High Street, present a very tempting appearance. Here we find most luscious fruit for the Christmas table, such as black and grefcn grapes, pines, oranges, figs, dates., apples, muscatels and al- monds, bananas, tangerines, etc., and various kinds of nuts. Mr Quarrel has also fresh supplies of flowers and vegetables daily from hisi own gardens, and his display generally continues to do credit to Brecon or any other town.—Mr Wilding. Struet and Priory Nurseries, well maintains the reputation gained by his predecessor for a variety of Christmas fruit. Here also may be had grapes, figs, oranglc's, bananas. apples and all dessert wanted, at the most reasonable prices. Mr Wilding also can suply at the shortest notice "holly and ever- 1 green wreaths. STATIONERS. I' Few shops are more attractive at this season than the stationers. What would X'mas he without those beau- tifully bound annuals and the cards which, although I taking a more patriotic turn than the old-fashioned Christmassy tone in days of Peace, are none the less popular.—Messrs. Hughes and Son, as usual, make a speciality of fountain pens of all makes, and nothing is more suitable for a present. They have a fine select- ion of leather goods and presentation books, and, of course, the Treasury note wallet at all prices is exceed- ingly popular and makes a very acceptable present.— Messrs H. 1). and W. T. Jones, Bulwark, is another shop where ycur requirements in the stationery line are quick- ly met. They have a very large stock of Bibles, Prayer n<:
BUILTH WELLS I
BUILTH WELLS. Yule-tide is here again, and the window-dressings and shop-displays are as attractive as ever. Messrs. Duggan Bros. (West End) have a splendid variety of fancy goods, including blouses, ties, hand- kerchiefs, furs, mufflers, jackets, as well as overcoats, suits, and the latest styles in headgear for gentlemen, boys and youths. Messrs. E. J. Williams & Co. (High Street) exhibit a flrst-class selection of seasonable novelties for ladies' and gents' wear. In the ladies' department, there is an excellent variety of blouses, millinery, coats, hats, and handkerchiefs on view. and, in the gents' window, men s and boys' ties, shirts, collars, mufflers, &c. Mr Williams has also a good stock of quilts and sheets at moderate prices, being purchased at pre-war rates. The feature of the display at Mr Isaac Price's (Cloth Hall) is that of children's wearing apparel. Mr J. P. Pugh (Crystal House and Cavendish House) exhibits, at the former establishment, a first-class selection of furs, woof-wraps, costumes, blouses, hand- kerchiefs, hats and millinery, and, at the latter, hats. I collars, ties, shirts, overcoats, mufflers and silk hand- kerchiefs, all suitable Christmas gifts. At the Beehive, Mr A. Barrett makes a feature of gents' neckwear collars, handkerchiefs, mufflers, caps, hatsi, overcoats and suits. London House is a source of attraction, the windows being attractively arranged with pianofores, children's wearing apparel, ties, handkerchiefs, furs and blouses, as well as gents' collars, ties and caps. Messrs. Wilding & Co. are showing, in their taste- fully arranged windows, fancy-blouses, gloves, handker- chiefs, scarfs, lace-collars, &-c.-all most suitable gift- articles for X'mas. At Morris's Supply Stores there is an excellent stock of X'mas goods, comprising dried fruits, home-made mincemeat, plum pudding and blended teas. The win. dow at the "Gem" is artistically decorated with crackers, rich fruit cakes, mi:ice-pie:s. &c.-all of which are worth inspection. Mr T. Hamar (Broad Street) has a magnificent dis- play of the finest Canadian, Cheddar, English Cheddar, Gorgonzola and Cheshire cheeses, Harris's Wiltshire bacon, mincemeat and sausages.. In the confectionery department, Christmas fruit cakes, biscuits and choco- lates are in fine variety. The well-arranged windows of Messrs. Davies Bros. (Bristol House) are worth a glance, for they have a capital display of Christmas provisions and groceries. Messrs. W. Price & Co., Ltd., have a splendid select- ion of Christmas goods in their windows, including nice plum puddings, mincemeat, dried fruits and cakes. They have also a good stock of port wines and whisk- ies. Mr J. Ward (chemist, High Street) has a special ¡ line of presents for soldiers, consisting of compressed tea tablets, compressed tea, sugar and milk tablets, as well as "Radium" pocket stoves. He has also a fine selection of smokers' requisites and perfumes. Mr T. A. Coltman (chemist, High Street) has a good show of suitable X'mas presents in the shape of Kents' whalebone hair-brushes, pipes, pouches and per- fumes. Articles, for useful presents, are exhibited in the windows of Messrs. Aston & Sons, Ltd., Station Road. Mr Percy Davies, Park Road Carriage Works, still leads the way in all kinds of repairs and the building of new tradesmen's carts, &c. Being up to his eyes in work is confirmation that his numerous customers con- tinue to rally round the old firm. Excellent assortment of toys are being offered by Mr Wallace Jones (High Street), as well as a splendid selection of useful X'mas presents and cards. Should you need a portrait to send to your friend in the trenches, Mr P. B. Abery (West End) can sup- ply you with one at the shortest notice. He has also a first-class show of Christmas cards. Another special line of his is that of picture framing, which is exe- cuted at reasonable terms. Mr Howard H. Lewis (Market Hall Buildings) has an excellent assortment of Christmas and New Year cards, presents, smokers' requisites and books. Messrs. W. H. Smith, through. their manager, Mr Churchill, are making a special feature of children's books, suitable for X'mas. They have also a large se- lection of leather and gift-books, as well as other Yule- tide attractions. Footwear of all descriptions is claiming attention at the boot and shoe establishments of Messrs. Gilbert Eadie & Sons. This well-known firm has a fine show of "Lotus," "Delta," "Holdfast" and "Nil Simile" boots, which are noted for their wearing qualities. Messrs. Wyles Bros. are displaying in their ladies' window a good show of ladies' and children's slippers. Despite difficulties of supplies, they have a fine show in their gent's window, as well as slippers, which are, certainly, ideal Christmas presents. Their windows are tastefully and attractively dressed. Smokers should visit the shop of Mr J. H. Probert, who has a good stock of pipes, pouches and other re- quisites. He has an excellent show of gramophones, t which are just the things to make X'mas merry.
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CHRISTMAS SHOPS--continued. X'mas cards are in great variety, as well as suitable presents. Messrs. Price & Williams (Station Road) are now engaged very largely in supplying timber for Army purposes, and we are pleased to note that the firm's employees are making 7 to 7í days' pay a week-a help to them in these days of high prices. Mr Jarman holds the sway for the supply of cycles, and, if you want to give your friends a substantial X'mas gift, there's nothing so handy as a bicycle. Mr Ivor Williams (ironmonger) has always a first- class show of ironmongery, and, to local sportsmen who enjoy a day's shooting during Yuletide, we would recommend Mr Williams's special smokeless cartridges -25 for 2/6. There are, of course, many other displays, but pres- sure on our space compels the restriction of these annual references to regular and X'mas advertisers only. •
TO DEAF PEOPLE
TO DEAF PEOPLE. "FRENCH ORLENE" absolutely cures deafness and noises in the head, no matter how severe or long- standing the case may be. Hundreds of persons whose cases were supposed to be incurable have been permanently cured by this new remedy. This wonderful preparation goes direct to the actual seat of the trouble, and one Box is ample to effectually cure any ordinary case. MRS. ROWE, of PORTLAND "CRESCENT, LEEDS, says :—"The 'Orlene' has completely cured me after twelve years' suffering." Miss FRANCIS, of BRADFORD STREET, BIRMING- HAM, says :—"Your new remedy has been the means of curing my mother's deafness after being a sufferer for nearly 26 years. It is indeed a splendid preparation, and she wishes-me to con- vey to you her heartfelt thanks." MRS. WILDE, of GROSVENOR STREET, BELFAST, says :—"I am delighted I tried the new 'Orlene,' for the head-noises ceased ,almost at once, and the hearing has returned, enabling me to hear ordin- ary conversation quite easily." MR. JOHN MAYNARD. of ROSE STREET, GLASGOW, says :—"After spending nearly fifty pounds on various so-called 'cures,' it is wonderful to find myself completely cured at such a trifling cost. The 'Orlene' is indeed a splendid remedy." 1" Every sufferer should try this new re- medy, for there is nothing better at any price. Price 2/9 per Box, post free, with full diKotiona. Address Co., 10, South View. Wat- ling Street, Ba.rtford, Kent, England. Please mention this paper. br69/187
Uandewfr-Cwm Parliament." THE CHAIRMAN'S OFFER. Llar.dewi'r-Cwm Parish Council's quarterly meeting was held at 26, Oaklands, Builth, on Wednesday. Pras- cut were Messrs. Henry Owen, W. Vest and D. Jones and Mrs Geo. Evana (clerk). Mr H. Owen was voted to the chair. The chairman remarked that, at their last meeting, attention was called to the fact that Mr D..1. Pugh. -:I oi their relieving-offlcers, was p»iid £38 per :1,1' by Buill h Boa:d of Cmedians whie their children to be satisfied on 1/2 per day. After reading the ac- count of their meeting Mr Pugh thought ft wise to write the guardians, expressing the statement was not true. He had not proved, observed the chairman, that anything had been said except the truth. He would like to know why Mr Pugh, who had served the board for a short period was entitled to better payment than the sons of the ratepayers, who had joined the colours. The Chairman of the Board of Guardians had spoken to him about the statement, and he (Mr Owen) told him he was prepared to do the work of the relieving-offlcer for £1 per week and that he had no desire to keep the money, but would hand it over to the Builth Red Cross Military Hospital. He wished the guardians and rate- payers-everyone of them-to know of his offer and that he was still open to do the work. The work could be handed over to the Red-Cross the same as had been done at Tre-garon. Mr T. Vest considered that to discuss the question there was useless as the representatives of the rate- payers on the Board of Guardians were responsible for their decisions. Discussion then ceased.
Builth's Tribunal. SEVEN APPEALS DISPOSED OF. Mr Gilbert Eadie (chairman) presided at a meeting of Builth Urban Tribunal on Thursday. Present also were Messrs. H. T. Price, J. Roberts, J. Morris, S. G. Tulk, T. R. Worthington, W. Jones, W. W. Lennard (clerk), and C. G. Inglis (military representative). The appeal of Mr A., G. Price (agricultural engineer, Builth) was dismissed. Mr J. Stephens (Smithfield Road) appealed on be- half of his son, Mr J. F. Stephens, cycle-fitter and blacksmith's striker, but the appeal was dismissed. Mr Wm. Willis (Market Street) was allowed conditional exemption. The military representative reviewed the conditional exemption certificate of Mr Basil Willis (butcher, etc., Market Street, Builth). The appeal of the military was allowed and Mr Willis was ordered to serve Mr Dd. Bevan (Broad Street, Builth), married man with wife and two children, and, also, a small-htlder, applied for exemption, but the application was dismis- sed. Messrs., J. M. Jonas and Sons (contractors, etc. Builth) applied for conditonal exemption for their wheelwright, who held a certificate of exemption, ex- piring on the 15th prox., with a view to having the em- ployee badged through being engaged on Government work. The application wa.s refused. Mr W. J. Jones (contractor, Builth), who also held a certificate of exemption till 15th prox., appealed for conditional exemption with a view to being badged through being engaged on Government work. The ap- peal was refused, and, as in the previous case, the ex- emption certificate, expiring next month, stjill held good.
TAlCARTH. At D. Jones and Co.'s we find a very attractive show of goods su.table for Christmas presents. The windows are exceptionally well dressed with tempting invitation to buy. This firm specialise in window attractions and this time we find a model of a Zeppelin suspended half- way up the window with two gondolas fixed underneath. The body of the Zepp. is covered with strips of Dut, metal which move to and fro, and being lit up wi- red electric lamps has the appearance of being on fr Above the Zepp. there is a very good model of an aei plane which with a number of photographs of Lieut. Robinson, V.C., strafing the Zeppelin L 21 at Cuffey, makes a very realistic window setting. We understand the whole of this outfit was purchased from Mr Stephen Gentry, one of London's foremost window-dressers, who used this identical display a few weeks ago, causing quite a mild sensation. Mention must also he made of an interesting aeroplane model in the smaller window made by Mr Louis Griffiths, of Talgarth, who is now doing good. service in the flying corps. We have rarely seen a better stocked stores than at Evans'. X'mas fruit is here exhibited in great var- iety and the value is really ast-ounding. At the Imper- ial Cafe there is a fine display of chocolates and toffees and the firm. if you so desire,, does the packing of your present for the boy in the Army or Navy. You can get pretty well everything you want in the shape of toothsome delicacy" at Evans' Stores. We would strongly advise an early visit to Messrs. j M. Davies and Son, London House, if you want to se- cure a really nice and useful X'mas or New Year gift. They have an excellent assortment of specially selected lines. A special feature is found in the "comforts" department. No better gift could be imagined for the boys in the forces. Messrs. Davies' selection of gloves, hose, blouses and fancy linens is really a very fine one.
HAY. At Mr Grant's, Castle Street, Hay.. we have a really attractive X'mas bazaar and toy fair, which will well repay a visit. Here presents can be purchased from the show rooms at all prices and no one should fail to send a present this season, because it is such a "cheer up."
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LLANilRlNDCD WELLS. At Llandrindod Wells the tradespeople have shown much tact and insight in adapting themselves to war conditions and war purses, although inevitably prices are somewhat higher than usual for all sorts of Christmas goods and presents. The shop windows have been made exceedingly attractive, and, without exception, the shops are well stocked with a splendid variety of useful and seasonable goods. This year, even more so than last, there has been a great demand for goods suit- able for despatching to the boys at the front. This is by no means a class of trade which Is confined to the X'mas season, and both the Emporium and Derrett's specially cater for all such purchasers. The tuck boxes oifered at the Emporium are a remarkably good line, in which the purchasers may have every confidence. Der- rett's have now opened a second establishment in Park Crescent, and this shop is a model of all that a confectionery establishment should be. Everybody has friends amongst the children, and, therefore, Messrs. C. C. Hughes and John Phillips, both in Middleton Street, expect to he thronged with purchasers throughout this week. Mr Hughes has made a special effort to secure good samples of British made toys, and he has suc- ceeded in getting a splendid bazaar of such goods. Mr Phillips also specialises in British-made goods, and he Is displaying a wide range of presents in leather goods and other seasonable and attractive lines. At both these establishments, and. also, at the Park Library, Olr Selwyn's new venture), there are splendid select- ions of Christmas and New Year cards at pre-war prices, and also diaries, games, calendars, picture books, &c. Mr Selwyn also stocks tobacco and smokers' re- quisites. For those in search of presents which are really necessary, and. therefore, alwavs acceptable, we would advise a visit to Messrs. Vaughan Jones, E. W. v i Cole. J. Gardner, or W. Vaughan Jones, all of whom are to be found in Middleton Street. Purchasers in doubt will absolutelv be safe in calling at one or other of these establishments, for gentlemen, ladies and children can always do with presents of handkerchiefs, scarfs, mufflers, gloves, or ties. Country visitors will be well advised to call early at .whatever shops they are likelv to visit, as bargains have a knack of going early. While in Middleton Street, everyone should pay a visit to Moulton's, who have a large stock of the choicest confectionery, attractive boxes of chocolate, seasonable novelties, crackers, &c. High Street pro- vides us with two very necessary shops, viz., Messrs. Hughes & Son, whose meat is always of the best qual- ity, and whose sausages make a lovely breakfast dish, and Messrs. Lock A Son,, who can supply the flowers, fruit and nuts every home will require. Mr Frank Phillips's grocery and-provision establishment in Temple Street is celebrated for quality and variety, and he has stocked heavily for X'mas trnde. Messrs. Eadie's are dnim their utmost to meet all demands for boots and shoes, and heavier establishments, like Messrs..T. E. Nott A- Co.. Messrs. W. J. Powell & Son, and Messrs. Tom Norton, Ltd. are as well stocked as ever with all the goods of which they are sellers. t
Telephone 74. Tel,: 74, I XMAS FRUITS. —————.—————————————-———————————————————. I viI IAi1îgí;J F..Jl.S. FEUITERBE^ FLOEIST& SEEDMAN, BRECON. Grand Display of all Kinds of English & Foreign Fruits. Good Selection of Nuts. Fresh Supplies of Chrysanthemums and' other Flowers for C'hurch and Table Decorations from our own Gardens daily. FERNS AND POT PLANTS IN GREAT VARIETY. HOME-MADE PICKLES & CHUTNEY A SPECIALITV. b67j214 A. A., && 14 A ■ ■ IA„ il A A *■ -JUk — .4 A ■ -A 4 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. JOHN HANDO, 18, High Street Brecon. ——————————— >-000-( ———— ——————— SOLID SILVER GOODS & WRISTLET WATCHES b327/220 A SPECIALITY. -r- __n_ THE STORES, TALGARTH. XMAS FRUIT. XMAS FRUIT. Note our Prices, and if you will but sample the quality you will notice at once the ASTOUNDING VALUE WE GIVE YOU. BEST CLEANED CURRANTS 8d. per lb. BEST RAISINS. 8d. per lb. 1 SEEDLESS RAISINS (equals any Sultanas) 8d. & 9d. per lb. Mince Meat, Lemon Curd, Peels, Angelica, CrystaUsed Fruits, In fact anything you need can be got here to make your Xmas enjoyable. ————— ————— —— THE IMPERIAL CAFE ——— ARE SHOWING A FINE DISPLAY OF CHOCOLATES AND TOFFEES, Packed in suitable packages for Presents for our Soldiers and Sailors. TOM SMITH'S CRACKERS, CIGARS, CIGARETTES, by all the Leading Makers. OUR STOCK is by far the LARGEST IN THE TOWN. EVANS' STORES, QUiTY GROCERS. "THE KINO," GEO. M. HAND, —— Oastle Street, Builth VV ells. TI-IE UP-TO-DATE PLEASURE HOUSE. TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY. at 8 p.m. MATINEE: EVERY SATURDAY AT 3. Programme- THE FOUR DARE-DEVILS, Drama, Comedy, Travol and War Pictures, and in the latter part of the week —— PEG 0' TEE RING- —