WAR PENSIONS COMMITTEE I Wanted a per cent. Increase. A meeting of the Breconshire War Pensions Committee was held at Brecon j I on Friday, Mr A. Beckwith presiding. I The Secretary (Mr A. Jolly) stated, j with regard to a notice of motion by J Prof. Joseph Jones as to the constitu- I tion of the Emergency Sub-Committee, ¡ that he had suggested to that gentleman I 119 the advisability of postponing his ¡ resolution, as the Pensions Committee would have to be reconstituted after the County Council election in March. Prof. Jones had accordingly postponed the motion. ) On the nomination of the Brynmawr ¡ District Committee, Mr Hugh Jones was appointed on the Ebbw Vale Joint Dis- trict Committee. The Chairman reminded the members that at the last meeting a resolution from the Wallasey Pensions Committee, pro- testing against the establishment of the King's Fund on the ground that all I effort of the kind should be under the Ministry of Pensions, was ordered to be placed on the agenda for that meeting, in I' order that there might be time to con- sider the subject. It was now open to any member to raise the question. Mr James Powell having been informed that it was open to any dis- abled soldier to apply for a grant from I 11 I the fund, liie malLer uruppeu. The Clerk to the Ystradgynlais Dis- I trict Committee applied for an increase of salary, stating that the remuneration was out of all proportion to the great amount of work to be done, and asked I for 9 60 a year as from September 1st. Replying to Mr David Powell, the Secretary said the appointment was only recently made. The application was referred to th'e Finance Committee. Mr Hugh Jones considered that the salaries of the other district secretaries should be dealt with at the same time. The Chairman If this application is regarded as worthy oi consideration it will affefct the others as well. On the nomination of the Hay and Talgarth District Committee, Mrs Jayne was appointed a member of that body, in the place of Mrs Howat, who has I left the district. Complaint was made that some miners were being discharged from the Army without being consulted, and there was no employment ready for them when they returned home, with the result that the Army allowances did not last until the Army allowances did not last until they secured work. The Chairman pointed out that in such cases the men were entitled to go to the Labour Exchange and demand 25s per week and famity allowances. A circular from headquarters, asking the committee to see returned prisoners of war, and give them any advice and assistance that might be neceasary, was referred to the district committees. The Essex War Pensions Committee forwarded a resolution protesting that pensions and allowances were inadequate and asking for a 50 per cent. 'increase all round, also for machinery to be set up to arrange for all increases in the cost of living to be met by a corresponding increase of pension. The Secretary explained that this resolution was passed before the bonus of 20 per cent. was given. Mr James Powell moved that the resolution be supported, and Mr Hugh Jones seconded. Mr Hitchins remarked that the 20 per cent. bonus was only granted from November to June. The motion to support the Essex Committee was carried. A resolution from Middlesex, in favour of allowing Pensions Committees to deal with applications for civil liabilities grants over 12s. a week, where immediate action wonld be to the benefit of the applicants, was also supported, on the II motion of Mr Hugh Jones, seconded by Mr E. Pirie-Gordon. Another resolution received asserted that there was a lack of openings for many *men recommended for light employment, and asked that the Govern- ment should find such employment in State factories until the men could be placed elsewhere. I Mr Pirie-Gordon remarked that it was I very difficult to get work for such men. I, The Chairman What sort of State factory could it be ? I know of no such existing factory. No action was taken.
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Roughrood and Llyswen. I Tea and Entertainment.—On Thurs- day last the children attending Boughrood and Llyswen schools and their mothers were entertained through the kindness of the Hon. Mrs Morgan, of Boughrood Castle, at Llyswen Public Hall. The day proved unfortunately to be wet, but this did not damp the spirits of the children, with such a splendid treat provided for them. After an excellent tea, a mixed programme ?.rrtvnged for by Mrs Morgm was given by children of Boughrood and Llyswen schools alternately. The Rev. W. Ll. Crichton took the chair. Some of the items in the programme which were loudly applauded were Carol, sweetly carol," Llyswen school hoop drill, Boughrood school "Rule Britannia," Llyswen school "Land of my fathers" in Welsh, Boughrood school. There was also a very amusing conjuring performance by Mr H. Hancock, whose tricks very much amused the children. A very pleasant feature of the evening was the presentation of a very handsome striking clock in rosewood case, with a suitable inscription on a brass plate, to Mrs Hancock, who has been for seven years assistant teacher at Llyswen school, and has recently been married. After some well chosen remarks, Mr Crichton handed the clock (which was given by the managers,- children, etc., of Llysweu school) to Mrs Crichton to pre- sent to Mrs Hancock, who very suitably responded, saying what happy years she had spent at Llyswen, and expressing her appreciation of the gift. A hearty vote of thanks was given to the Hon. Mrs Morgan for her kindness.
CONTEMPORARY CHAT. Y.M.C.A. HUTS. I During the war & considerable number Y.M.C.A. HUTS. During the war & considerable number af recreation huts were built throughout k,he country in the training1 camps. What, he country in the training1 camps. What, asks the Manchester Guardian, is to be- come of them now? The Y.M.C.A., which is responsible for the upkeep of the bulk of them, is, settling the question in a pub- lic-spirited way. Sir Arthur Yapp sug- gests that these huts shall be used as the centres of social life in villages. Village I life before the war was a serious problem for social reformers. In districts a long way from towns the winter months are a dull and monotonous round, with only the public-houses to turn to for companionship and entertainment, or now and then a lantern lecture by the vicar. SUGGESTED USE IN VILLAGES. To these villages men will shortly be re- turning who have seen the world and broadened their outlook. The old loneli. ness will not content them. If the country- side is not enlivened with some of the warmth, animation, and diversity of the cities, these men will turn away from it and flock to the big industrial centres. Every contribution, no matter how slight, towards the task of maintaining1 our rural population is invaluable, and the Y.M.C.A. hut, with its opportunities for genial inter- course, its music, dancing, billiards, and the rest, will help to break the dulness and monotony of life which drive the coun- tryman, in a just discontent, from the village to the town. 600 WINNERS OF V.C. With the latest list of V.C.'s, the num- ber of recipients of the highest honour to be gained on the battlefield reaches 600 for the campaign, in addition to the two Bars awarded to officers who had previ- ously won the decoration. This total com- pares with 522 bestowed in the previous lialf-century, and provides an indication of the epic nature of the fighting. ——— PROUD LA^CASHISES. It is probable that the roll of the Great War's heroes is not yet complete, remarks the Pall Mall Gazette, though most of the deeds outlined in the new list were per- formed during the final weeks of hostili- ties. The Lancashire Fusiliers has re- tained its proud position of having gained more awards For Valour than any other individual recritnpnt, Wifb f total of seventeen; the Royal Fusiliers, the Rifle Brigade, and the Yorkshire9 tying for second place with ten each. CRACK FRENCH AIR PILOT. An interesting visitor to hie old haunts in London recently was the Lieutenant- Aviateur Louis Noel, well known before the war as a popular exhibition pilot, machine-tester, and exhibition flyer at the Hendon Aerodrome. Like a loyal French- man, he joined the French Army on the outbreak of war, and, after a week or two at his depot, was sent to the front near Toui with one of the first aeroplane squad- rons. Since then, writes Mr. C. G. Grey in the Sketch, he has been continuously a front-line pilot, never having had a job *4 a base or at a training depot. CONTINUOUS WAR SERVICE. Barring a few weeks' leave and a few days' sickness, he has never been off duty; and he has, one believes, the proud dis- tinction of being the only pilot in the French Service daviation Militaire—or in any other, one suspects—who has been through the war from start to finish as a front-line pilot. For the last two years he has been in the Balkans, where he dis- tinguished himself by flying from Salocica to Bucharest, across hostile Bulgaria, when Rumania came into the war. MUCH-DECORATED SOLDIER. He is one of the most decorated soldiers of the war, if not quite the most. He holds the Legion of Honour, the Military Medal, and the War Cross of Flrwim, the I —* J — of St. George, the Serbian White Eagle, and the Rumanian Order of St. Jacob; and one hears that he has a few more com- ing to him for recent escapades NON-INFLAMMABLE GAS FOR AIRSHIPS. The question of non-inflammable gas for use in lighter-than-air craft is one that has exercised scientists for a considerable time, and it has long been recognised that if there is to be any future for this type of craft the dangers arising from the use of hydrogen will have to be overcome. Argon is the best alternative, being both inert and non-inflammable, but as a general rula it is obtained only in small quantities., It has been found, however, writes a London ocrrsigondent, that it can be pi-eduu-d in considerable volame from a natural gas which is the effluent from certain petro- leum wells in Texas, and I learn that the United States navy has just embarked on a huge scheme for obtaining a supply of it for use in rigid airships. USES FOR BIG TOWN Houses. Although most of the great town booeea at present in occupation as hospitals and Government offices will be available for the u&e of their owners) it is doubtful, says the Ladies' Field, whether the latter, in a majority of cases, will occupy them. So much has happened in the last four and a-half years to make residence in large London houses difficult (the scarcity of servants and of money being among the more serious obstacles), that it is quite on the cards that some will be sold or let to the new breed of the rich that has sprung up, and others turned into public offices, while yet others would make attractive and luxurious flats if converted and fitted with modern conveniences and ade- quate service." LITTLE SYMPATHY WITH ARMY STRIKERS It may be worth noting that the men concerned in the Army strikes are get- ting very little sympathy from women of the working-classes. I was talking to one, writes Diarist" in the Westminster ftazette, a member of a military family, widow of one soldier and sister of others, and she was very emphatic about it. "I don't say the Mons men haven't <lone their bit, and some of the others," she said, "but I don't hold with some of these fel- lows at home as has never had much to complain of going on strike. What do they want to get out of the Army for? They lire Hiucli better .than, the likes of as; they're looked after and. aU. that. And some of 'em will wish they'd stayed there when they come est aad find queu& waft* attfaftLafeogr Bucfeaago."
SENKYBRIDGE. Presentation.— On Tuesday evening, the 7th inst., at the Reading Room, a meeting was held for the purpose of presenting Master Clement West, R.N., eldest son of Mr and Mrs West, Reading I Room, Sennybridge, with a slight recog- nition of the esteem and respect in which he and his family are held in the district.. The presentation took the form of a silver luminous wristlet watch and the usual guinea from the Sailors and Soldiers' Fund. The funds had been collected by Mrs Williams, Rhydy- briw, and Miss Jenny Evans, Senny- bridge. Young West is now serving his King and country on the flagship Hercules" and has only recently returned from' a trip to Kiel. Un- fortunately Mr C. West, M.B.E., owing to his military duties, was unable to be present at the presentation to his son. Mr Walter Evans, Bailybedw, took the chair and spoke very highly of the recipient, whom he had known as a boy and a member of the Rhydybriw Church Sunday School. He advised him to follow the example of his worthy father., who for many years was drill instructor to the local company of Volunteers, served in the South African War and patriotically offered his services at the commencement of this war. Compli- mentary speeches were also made by Mr D. Powell (headmaster Devynock School) and Messrs G. H. Davies and Alfred Evans, Churchwardens of Rhydybriw Church. 'Mrs Davies, Penybont Villa, in an appropriate speech, presented the watch to Seaman West and the guinea on behalf of Maescar parish was given to him by Miss Ellis, Hill Crest. The recipient fittingly replied and thanked all for their kind gifts to him. The following contributed to the musical programme which helped considerably to make the evening enjoyable:—Miss Ellis, Nurse Williams, Misses Rachel Williams, Bessie Edwards, Mabel Brown, EdithWilliams, Delys Morgan, and Lilian Davies whilst Ella Williams gave a recitation. Mrs Morgan (Emporium), Miss Ellis, Miss Gerty Jenkins and 1i Dorothy Div'cs v.Toro th pianists. League of Nations.—On Wednesday evening, at the Market Hall, there was a good audience to hear an address on the proposed League of Nations from Mr Sidney Robinson, M.P. for Breconshire and Radnorshire. The meeting was under the auspices of the Free Church Council. In the unavoidable absence of Mr W. S. Miller, Forest Lodge, the chair was taken by Mr Howel Phillips, Castle-du. Mr Robinson, in the course of his address, alluded to the great wastage and expenditure caused by war and said he trusted that some way might be found for deciding the quarrels and differences that arise among the nations of the world without proceeding to the arbitrament of the sword. Professor Joseph Jones (Brecon) also addressed ,the meeting on the objects and aims of the Free Church Council. A resolution was proposed by the Rev. Eurfyl Jones, C.M. minister, Devynock, seconded by Mr Jenkin Williams, Trephilip, and strongly supported by Dr. W. R. Jones, Bronwysk, in favour of forming a League of Nations, and this was carried unanimously with a recommendation that it be sent to the Prime Minister and the Peace Committee. Ploughing and Hedging.—A repre- sentative meeting was recently held at the Market Hall to consider the advisa- bility of holding a ploughing and hedging match on a substantial scale, instead of having small matches in nearly every parish in the district as has previously been done. It was unanimously decided to include the ten parishes known as the Devynock, Sennybridge and District Show Area, and award prizes that would attract to the district expert and champion ploughmen and hedgers. A strong committee was formed, repre- seating all the parishes, with Mr P. W, Price, Nantyrharn, Cray, as chairman, and Mr D. W. Havard, the Lion, Devynock, as secretary. It was decided to hold the first match on Pantscallog Farm, Sennybridge, with the kind per- :i.n13sion of Mr Vt. H. P. Recr;, who has accepted the office of president of the society. Mr D. T. Jeffreys, Camden House, Trecastle, has agreed to act as vice-president.
The London Joint City and Midland Bank. The directors of the London Joint City and Midland Bank Limited report that the net profits of thg combined in- stitutions for the year ended 31st Decem- ber last, after making provision for all bad and doubtful debts, amount to £ 2,700,330, which with £733,785 brought forward, makes f,3,434,115 for appro- priation as follows :—For payment of dividends for the year 1918 at the rate of 18 per cent. per annum, less income tax, £919,885 for payment of salaries and bonus to members of the staff who are engaged with His Majesty's Forces, and bonus to other members of the staff, E489,132 to reserve funds for future contingencies, 9,600,000 to bank pre- mises redemption fund, 9100,000 to officers' pension fund, C 100,000 to staff widows' fund, £ 50,000 to reserve fund, C500,000 and to carry forward, £675,098. The dividend of the London City and Midland Bank Limited was at the same rate for 1917 with appro- priations of F.804,519 and carry forward £ 733,785. i
THE LATE LiSUT. AST OH TALBOT. Appreciations from British I East illrica, I' Mrs Aston Talbot, of Treholford, Bwlch. has received a letter of sympathy I on the loss of her husband (who died almost suddenly in British East Africa in October last) from Lieut.-Col. J. Corbet Ward, late commanding Nairobi Post, dated from Nairobi, October 30th, which states Lieut. Talbot was my staff officer for five months and during that time I was in daily association with him and learned to appreciate his sterling qualities. At all times he was cheerful and ready for any duty when called upon. He endeared himself to all the members of the staff, who mourn the loss of their officer who was their friend. In his quiet unostentatious way, he had gradually become absolutely one with all the men he came in contact with here, and his death is a personal loss to all who knew him well." The East Aftrican Leader" of October 30th, in a notice of Lieut. Aston's death, stated :—" Lieut. Talbot was one of the best known and most progressive men in British East Africa, and made the very utmost of the land he owned. He came out to this country in 1909 with the object of taking up land, and purchased a large tract near Sergoit, which ho sold. and returned home. Belief in the great future of British East Africa, however, made him return the following year, when he took up many acres! at Ruiru and planted sisal. This land he was vigorously developing at the time of his death, .He was immensely popular throughout the country, a strenuous worker, and con- trolled many financial interests in Nairobi. The funeral took place at four o'clock on the same day as his death, and the great number of people, both military and civilian, who attended (including General Llewelyn and his staff) shewed how much Lieut. Talbot was respected. The firing party was furnished by the King's African Rifles and their Bugle Band attended. The drums were draped in black. Lieut. Talbot's Subordinates, N.C.O.'s, carried the coffin, which was covered with wreaths sent by soldier and civilian sympathisers, and it was one of the most impressive and well organised 11 military funerals we have ever seen."
ERWOOD. The late Mr Wm. Williams.—The funeral of the late Mr William Williams, formerly of Penworllod, Crickadarn, took place on Saturday last at Crickadarn Church, and was largely attended. The Rev. Gordon Williams, vicar of Gwenddwr, officiated at the house and the graveside and the Rev. E. Jones, curate, in church. The coffin, of polished oak with black fittings, bore the inscrip- tion, "William Williams, died Jan. 7th, 1919, aged 82 years." The principal mourners were Supt. Williams. Bryn- mawr, son; Mrs Royal, Merthyr, daughter Mr Arthur, Caia, nephew Mrs Jones, Pant, niece Mr Jones, Llanvillo, nephew. Bearers were Messrs D. Prosser, Pantycolly, J. Davies, "Unicorn," A. J. Jones, Pant, and T. M. Bevan, Gwenddwr. Mr T. M. Bevan was also tne undertaker. The deceased's family are remarkable for living to an old age. Only six weeks ago a sister died aged 80 years, at Clyro. Another sister, Mrs Arthur, Pant, is now lying ill.
Hay and Gla»fenry Farmers' Union. At the annual meeting of the Hay and Glasbury Branch of the Farmers' Union, held at the Swan Hotel, Hay, on Thurs- day last, the Secretary (Mr W. Sheldon) reported the number of members paid up to December 31st as 112 and the amount of funds 968 3s. 8d., leaving a balance, after paying expenses and affiliation fees, of 933 9s. 9d. This would be forwarded to the general secretary to be pooled. ¡. There was a large number of members present and the following officials were appointed for tlc, en- 1919 :—Chairman, Mr J. W. Jones, Sheephouse vice- chairman, Mr H. Sharpe, Cabalfa treasurer, Mr G. R. Davies, Llowes secretary, Mr W. Sheldon, Llowes delegates for Radnorshire, .Messrs Price, Glangwye H. Davies, Gaer W. Davies, Moity for Breconshire, Messrs F. Goodwin, Sheephouse J. R. Powell, Ffordfawr A. Havard, Tyruched for Herefordshire, Messrs D. Watkins, Priory and J. Thomas, Mynydbridd, Dorstone. It was proposed by Mr J. W. Jones and carried that the Labourers' Union be invited to a joint conference for a mutual discussion. It was also resolved that all the branches of the Union ought to do their utmost to get members returned at the forthcoming elections on all local adminis- trative bodies and that the Secretary v?ritc the Hay Urbai Council in rcfcrcnce to the erection of a stock market. A vote of condolence was passed with the General Secretary for Breconshire and Radnoashire in his late bereavement. It was proposed by Mr R. James and carried that farmers should make an application for 100 per cent. advance in price for the 1919 wool clip.
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USK CONSERVATORS. The annual meeting of the Usk Board of Conservators was lielJ ul Abergavenny on Thursday, Mr Reg. Herbert (vice- chairman) presiding. There were also present Lord Glanusk, Sir Arthur Her- bert of Coldbrook, Col. Saudeman, Col. W. Williams, Mr R. Rickards, Mr W. GoWer Andrews, and Mr L. Pym. The Clerk (Mr H. S. Lyne) stated that the Chairman (Sir Shirley Salt, Bart.) thought that the chairman of the Board should be someone residing in the neighbourhood. He wanted to resign some time ago, but was pressed to con- $inue during the war, He still continued' to take an interest m the Board, although he had left the district. Lord Glanusk proposed, and Col. Williams seconded, that Mr Reg. Herbert be elected chairman, and this was carried unanimously. Mr Reg. Herbert asked Lord Glanusk if he would not take the office, but his lordship said that he could not see his way to do so owing to having so many other claims on his time. On the proposition of Col. Williams, Col. Sandeman was elected vice-chairman. The Clerk submitted the statement of accounts, and said that as they had paid off the lorfn they incurred some years ago he thought they could work on a rate of 3/- in the £ for the ensuing year. He did not think it would be wise to re- duce it. In reply to questions, the Clerk said that their highest rate was 5/- in the i Messrs Mitchell Innes and Capt. Luckock resigned their membership, as they were leaving the county, and Messrs Douglas Graham and Frank Dickinson were appointed in their places. Col. Sandeman was appointed on the Assess- ment Committee, and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman on the Parliamentary Committee. During a discussion raised by Mr Rickards on the pollution of the lower waters caused by sewage, Lord Glanusk said there was a scheme on foot to take the fisheries out of the hands of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and form a Ministry of Fisheries, each dis- trict being under the control of a Govern- ment official, the idea being that the country would get something out of it. Mr Rickards said he had never known the river in such a bad condition during the 40 years he had fished it. Not only did the fish fail to get up, but the smolts could not get down, and he thought the Board should take steps to justify its ex- istence. It was decided to call the attention of the Newport Corporation and the sani- tary authorities of the Eastern Valleys to the pollution. In their annual report the Chairman and Clerk lamented a most disappointing salmon rod fishing season. The season opened with the water in excellent con- dition, but unfortunately there appeared to be very few fresh run fish in the river. Only five were caught in March and only 47 in April, and in May. which was usually one of the best months, only 20 were killed. Even in September and the following month, when the water was in really good condition, there seemed to be a general scarcity of fish. The num- ber of fish killed in Monmouthshire was 175, and in Breconshire 219, as compared with 348 and 463 in 1917. The average weight of fish killed in Monmouthshire had increased from 12Hbs. to 142lbs., and the average weight in jjiccoiiSuirc had increased from 115lbs. to 12tIbs. There were no large fish taken, the largest in Monmouthshire weighing 311bs, and the largest in Breconshire 301bs. Of course the number of persons who had fished for salmon during the year was considerably less than in pre-war times. The salmon spawning season had not been a very good one, there being but little good running water till early November. A nice run of fish took place on the second of the month in the Grwyney, but up to the end of the month few fish were seen in the Brecon- shire district. The season improved towards the end of the year. The trout fishing season, especially having regard to the drought, had been very satisfactory. The head water bailiff for the Monmouthshire district mentioned that both the size and number of fish spawning were very noticeable. Referring to the Newport Corporation's Talybont water scheme, the report stated that the question of the abstraction of water Wa5 bccommg very important, having regard to the facts that they had lost the upper part of the Cray, now diverted to Swansea, that they would lose a considerable portion of the Grwyney, which would be diverted to Abertillery and other places, and that a very large portion of the main river was diverted into the Brecon canal. It must also be remembered that the making of the proposed reservoir near Talybont would destroy certain valuable spawning Z, beds. The report suggested that the Newport Bill be referred to the Par- liamentary Committee with power to oppose the same if thought advisable. The report was adopted.
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Is it Peace ? Men boTY to Christ, and yet build brrztft! States Based upon force and organised for greed, Laughing at justice, cherishing old hates, And reap the harvest raised from Satan's seed. Sbl: dark diplomacy regain its stray ? Shall politicians play with lives of men Like gamblers shunning the fair light of day In some unholy aad dim-lighted den ? Have all these million martyrs died in vain ? Is it all waste, this woeful crimson flood ? What shall assuage the world's great grief and pain If Life sets hopeless in a sea of blood ? Is there no better way, no hope for peace That men may live and thrive and mad war cease ? The League of Nations, a new gospel, shines From Freedom's home across the Western sea, Evangel of glad tidings that combines The State's salvation with Man's liberty. Nonsense, they cry, whose cynic creed is force, Right is a myth, the weak go to the wall fought, **7^ tv*)! of course; Arm more and more, or be prepared to fall. So dreamt the Prussian, but the soul of Man Revolted at his crimes of blood and lust Round the wild world a shock of horror ran That shook the mighty war-lords to the dust. Great is mere Right, but Right is greater still, And Right at last bends Might to work his will, The world's great hotit arrives, the test I Comes soon, The victory for Peace is scarce half-wen We gain or lose the highest, greatest boon Of Peace established and of War undone. The diplomats and politicians now Must yield to Statesmen of a larger scope Who stand Columbus-like upon the prow And see arising a New World of Hope, Leaving behind them all the hoary crimes, The feudal fetters and the ancient hates That held our lives in mortmain to dead times And fed the pride of predatory States, And join to save from shipwreck and from sorrow The boon that comes to save the world to-morrow. T. R. PHILLIPS. 10th Jan., 1919.
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