-KING'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS. Local Awards. The King's Birthday honours announced in the "London Gazette" of Monday include the following :— C.B. (Military Division). Temp.- Brigadier General the Hon. W. P. Hore- Ruthven (Master of Ruthven), C.M.G., D.S.O., Scots Guards, and Temp.- Brigadier General the Hon. A. G. A. Hore-Ruthven, V.C., C.M.G., D.S.O., Welsh Guards, nephews of the Hon. C. R. Hore-Ruthven. Vaynor House, Cefn Coed, lately acting chief constable of Breconshire. C.M.G. (Military Division).—Lieut. Col. R. R. Raymer, D.S.O., South Wales Borderers (T.F.). O.B.E.—Temp. Qr.-Mr. and Capt. A. Case, 6th Battn. South Wales Borderers Capt. C. M. D. Curtis, South Wales Borderers Temp. Major T. H. Morgan, (T. F. Res.), South Wales Borderers Major W. L. Harpur, R.E., county roads surveyor of Breconshire (son-in-law of Mr David Powell. Caedryssu, Brecon). Qr.-Mr. Sergt. J. A. I. Woods, South Wales Borderers. Promotions to Brevet Lietit,Col.- Acting Lieut.-Col. G. T. Raikes. D.S.O., South Wales Borderers, son of Mr R. T Raikes, Treberfydd, Bwlch Temp. Lieut.-Col. J. G. Rees, D.S.O., Welsh Horse Yeomanry (capt. Res. of Officers, late 13th Hussars), son of Mr W. T. Rees, Pendarren Park, Crickhowell Temp. Lieut.-Col. W. H. Stanly D.S.O., M.C., South Wales Borderers (attached l/Gth Battn. Cheshire Regt.) Acting Lieut.-Col. C. L. Taylor, D.S.O.! South Wales Borderers Lieut.-Col. R. F, Gross, South Wales Borderers. Promotions to Brevet Major (on retired list).—Temp. Major M. C. Mor- gan, M. C., South Wales Borderers, brother of Major D. Hughes Morgan formerly of Tregunter Park, Talgarth Major K. Ffrench, South Wales Bor- derers Acting Lieut.-Col. V. B. Rams- den, D.S.O., M.C., South Wales Borderers. Bar to D.S.O.—Acting Lieut.-Col. W. V. Franklin, D.S.O., South Wales Bor- derers, attached 1st Battn. Worcester Regt. D.S.O. Temp. Lieut-Col. W. T. Raikes, M.C., South Wales Borderers Special Reserve, commanding 25th Batt. Machine Gun Corps, another of the fighting sons of Mr. R. T. Raikes, of Treberfydd Capt. H. G. Moore-Gwyn, M.C., Rifle Brigade, son of Mr J. E. Moore-Gwyn. of Duffryn, Neath. alder- man of the Breconshire County Council and a former high sheriff of the county. M.C.—The Rev. Charles Cole- Hamilton, temp. chaplain to the forces 4th class, R.A.Ch.D., attached 16th Batt. Royal Sussex Regt., brother of the Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton, rector of Llangattock, Crickhowell (who has also served as a chaplain in the war) and cousin of Col. Cole-Hamilton, C.M.G., D.S.O., chief constable of Breconshire Capt. F. E. V. Blowen, South Wales Borderers, attached 1/7 Batt. Cheshire Regt. D.C.M. Company Sergt-Major Walter D'Arcy, South Wales Borderers, of Brecon.
The nrst technical and trade schoo. in Korth Wales is about to be established at rexham. Governors' Speech Day will be observed -t Harrow on Thursday, June 26th, and Speech Day will take place on July 2nd. A St. Pancras borough councillor sug- gests the formation of borough tribunals to find work for demobilised soldiers. St. Pancras Food Committee urge the Controller to prohibit the sale of cream Until there is sufficient butter to supply four ounces per head. There are still 1,250 women conductors tnployed on L.C.C. tramways, and at a bounty Council meeting it was stated that *11 the women would go when the men ..turned.
SPORTS CLUB CRICKET. To the Editor of the COUNTY TIMES. SIR,—I have just returned from a short holiday, and to-day have read the two letters which have appeared during my absence in the Brecon County Times." I can at once give the reason why prep- arations have not been made for reviving cricket this season. A meeting of the Sports Club was called by poster distributed throughout the town, inviting all those interested in the following games to voice their wishes :—Cricket, football, lawn tennis, bowls, and croquet. To my knowledge only one man in- terested in cricket put in an appearance, and he said nothing. I have urged the cause of the club in the special interests of our two national games—cricket and football—throughout the war, and I was very much disappointed to find when the meeting was held, that no one came forward in support of cricket. It is not the fault of the com- mittee of the Sports Club. Even at this late date I think the Committee may consider the question favourably, if a strong feeling for cricket is displayed, with a promise of adequate financial backing, including an assurance of a sufficient number of members who would subscribe for the cricket section. Yours faithfully, W. F. PARRY deWINTON. I Hon. Sec. Brecon, 4th June, i fnO.
e LLANGATTOLK PEACE CELEBRA T ONS. Rate to be Levied. A fairly representative parish meeting was held at the Miles Memorial, Llan- gattock, on Monday evening last, when Mr James Edwards, Danygarth, presided. The Chairman, after having explained that the object of the meeting was to decide what form the peace celebrations were to take, read a letter received by the. parish council from the Local Government Board. This stated that they were prepared to sanction the pay- ment of reasonable expenditure by local authorities, including parish councils, in connection with the celebration of peace, and a general sanction would be issued in due course. They added that they could not undertake to express an opinion beforehand as to whether any particular kind of expenditure might be named as for the purpose referred to, nor as to the amount which might properly be expended and the question of the reasonableness of any particular expenditure would be one for the District Auditor to deal with. This letter, said the Chairman, had been considered by the parish council, and they had decided to levy a rate for the purpose, not to exceed 2d in the j6, which would bring in JE40, and this was the estimated amount the peace celebra- tions would cost the parish. It was felt that the voluntary" horse had been flogged to death, and although a large number in the parish had given generously in the past, it was the opinion of the members of the council that the fairest way to deal with the question of raising money for the peace festivities, no matter what form they might take, was by levying a rate. One other object of the meeting was to elect a working committee. They already had in the parish a committee that had worked very hard, and with a considerable amount of credit, for the welcome home fund, and it was now suggested that an authorised committee be elected, to consist of the members of the parish council, the welcome home committee and any other persons the meeting decided on. The Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton, rector, also addressed the meeting, and after referring to the welcome home fund (which he said was some £ 15 or so short of what was required), outlined the scheme that had been suggested in con- nection with the celebration. On the motion of Mr W. Hollings Rumsey, seconded by Mr Anthony Lewis, a large working committee was elected. It was proposed by Mr James Powell, Canal, seconded by Mr Rees Owen, and decided that there be sports, free tea for children and soldiers, and as many grown up inmates of the workhouse as are able to attend, an, open-air concert and fireworks. Messrs S. D. Caine and James Powell, Canal, were elected joint-secretaries, and Mr James Edwards treasurer.
TALYBONT-ON-USK. War Agricultural Sub-Committee.- The last meeting of this committee was held at the Usk Hotel on Saturday with Mr E. C. Maurice in the chair. At the conclusion of the business, the chairman proposed a vote of thanks to the secretary (Mr J. Cuthbert) and on the proposition of Mr G. P. Jones a hearty vote of thanks was also accorded the chairman, for the able manner in which he had conducted the meetings during the existence of the committee. It was decided that the Rat Club" which this committee inaugurated in the latter part of 1918 also cease to exist. During that time over (jOO rats' tails had been paid for, at the rate of Id each, leavings ab tlaiice tothe club* s account of 12 Is 6d. It was unanimously agreed that this balance be sent to Brecon Infirmary.
To Secretaries of Flower Shows, Garden Fetes, etc. GEO. HOLLOW AY & WEBB LIMITED., Victoria Street, Hereford Hold a Large Stock of Marquees and Tents of all sizes. Folding Tables, Benches and Counters, Flags, Decorations, etc. FOR HIRE. Estimates on Application.
LABOUR LEADER AND EXTREMIST ACTION. We are glad to note that Mr Clyne" I who is an liticom promising Supporter -i the claims of Labour but' a ievel-headfia leader in Labour politics, has offered to all whom they may concern some candid comments on the tactics of the extrem- ists in the trade union world. Writing in the current issue of the London "Observer," the Labour member for Platting outlines his case by reminding his readers that there are a few men of some standing and influence in Labour circles who regard themselves as the specially authorised spokesmen of what is termed the rank and file. They can on almost any question settle in a few hours to their own satisfaction what the rank and file may desire to do on any subject whatever. Of course, the rank and file are never consulted by them, though efforts are often made to lead masses of men by a pretence that millions of Workers are thinking in one way, and desire to use the method of the strike to give effect to some political aspiration. This is the surest way to prevent the Labour Party ever becoming the national force which it ought to be for any purpose of national Government. THE USURPING SPIRIT. Mr Clynes then points out that large sections of manual workers can wield very great power not by doing anything, but by deciding to do nothing. Their resistence would require to be no more than passive. They could, for instance, if they agreed to act together, stop the train service, coal supplies, and choke up all the avenues of transit to the point of paralysing the industrial life of the country. This is a power which on occasion the workers have threatened to use without cause. They were entitled to exert all the influence which organisation and unity gave them to secure industrial betterment in the form of higher wages and more satisfactory conditions of employment. For the attainment of these ends the trade union movement was built up. It was not created to give to a small body of men the influence they have threatened to wield in the place of Parliament. One of the greatest dangers with which organised Labour is faced is the danger of achieving certain successes, not because the country has become convinced of the justice of its claims, but because the country has been terrorised into yielding to the force threats and the fear of trade and commercial dislocation. "REGULAR IDLENESS". Then Mr Clynes comes to grips with the revolutionary leaders and presses home the argument that scarcely a week has passed during the last year or two in which there has not been a demand from some quarter for a national strike in order to enforce some point of view on a political issue, or in order, as is said, to protest against some action on the part of the Government. To have met these numerous demands would have kept the workers in a state of regular idleness interrupted only for work to be continued just to get the means of earning sufficient wages to enable a further strike to be sustained. So far has this policy been carried that we have reached a stage where the fear of the public is beginning to disappear and where the workers themselves see that the potency of the strike weapon has been gradually reduced. There are some few people, Mr Clynes adds point- edly, who would look with no dismay upon the picture of a national strike each few weeks to force a minority view upon the nation by over-riding the authority of Parliament and violating the first principle of democracy.
DEYYNOCK. Retirement of Police Sergt. Morris.— On Saturday last Police-Sergt. Morris retired on pension, after 28 years' ex- cellent service in various parts of the county. At the close of the Petty Sessions on Thursday, Col. Stuart Morgan (chairman) congratulated the sergeant on the very efficient way.he had performed his duties whilst at Devynok, and wished him long life and happiiless. Sergt. Morris is succeeded here by Sergt. Boore, who has for some time been serving at Brecon.
Mi US BAM COUNCiL The monthly meeting of the Hay Urban District Council was held on Monday evening last. Present—Coun- cillors Enoch George (vice-chairman, pre- siding), E. G. Boucher, Sidney Williams., Jno. Morgan, J. P. Lloyd, and T. E. James. The Chairman (Mr F. Cadman) wrote apologising for absence due to being summoned to serve on the jury at Brecon Assises. SALARIES OF TECUXICAL AND CLERICAL STAFF. A circular letter was received from the National Association of Local Govern- ment Board Officers, making an ap- plication that the technical and clerical, staff of the Council should receive such inci^ases in their salaries as would con- form with the scale recently issued by the Local Government Board. The letter pointed out that it had been officially declared that the increase in the cost of living had gone up to 113 per cent higher than in 1913, and that it was officially stated in the House of Commons on May Gth, that no decrease could be expected for some time to come. The Chairman I think we will con- sider this when we get the applications. PRE-WAR CON IHTT OXS. The Local Government Board wrote re the Audit (Reports) Order, 1911), to the effect that they were now going back to pre-war circunistances, I VYAU TROPHIES. Capt. H. Graj-stone, commanding the I 219th Territorial Force Depot at Brecon, wroio stating that oil the recommendation of the Lord Lieutenant of the county, the War Office was prepared to hand over to the council the following war trophies, if the council were prepared to accept the same :—30 German rifles, 1 German carbine, 1 German water-bottle, 1 German helmet, I German wire cutter. It was resolved that the trophies be accepted. KXOUCII TO no AT HOME. The Cardiff City Council wrote con- cerning the establishing of a Welsh National War Memorial. No action was taken. HOUSING—COUNTY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD. The County Medical Officer wrote, re Housing, stating that the County Council would, in due course, invite for a round table conference delegates from the various councils, to consider what is re- quired for the county as a whole. The Clerk was instructed to call a special meeting of the council as soon as he received notices convening the meeting. COAl. WIIAHF liE I'.OUGIIT FOR TILE TOWX. Mr Penry C. Lloyd, ageut for Tregoyd estate, wrote that it could now be arranged for the Council to purchase the coal wharf. The chairman, vice-chairman, and Mr Jno. Morgan were appointed as sub committee to consider the matter and report to the rext meeting of the Council. EXPENDED FAIR HEXEFIT. Councillor Frank Cadman (chairman) sent in a report of the Fair Benefit, which gave the fallowing details :-Total received, 139 13s. lid; expenses, f5 1Gs lid balance, 131 17s. made up to 134. £ 17 was handed over to the Hay and Cusop Nursing Association, and £ 17 to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Reception Committee. MART DATES TO REMAIN" UNALTERED. The question of altering the dates of the marts and fairs to Thursday was considered, and it, was thought in face of the petition sent in by a large number of butchers and dealers, it would not be right to make any change. MEMORIAL HALL PRO.) ECT. The Clerk reminded the Council that I at the last meeting, as a result of a com- munication from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Reception Committee in respect of a memorial hall, they instructed him to ask how much that committee expected to collect. He had done that, but no reply had been received, as they had not finished collecting. It was resolved to let the matter stand over to the next meeting. TOWN HAND SECURED FOR PEACE CELEHRATIOXS. The Hay Town Band wished to'know if their services would be needed for the Peace Celebrations. They wanted to know as they had other offers but would prefer serving their own town. It was resolved that their services be retained. A MEMBER SATISFIED. Mr J. P. Lloyd incidentally remarked that he thought Ii p.m. was a ridiculous time to call men from their businesses to a meeting of the Council. Mr Morgan explained why it was that their meetings were called at that time, and Mr Lloyd expressed himself as satisfied with present arrangements. WATER suililily. The Surveyor reported having gauged e, the water supply as follows :—Llan- gwathan, 23,040 gals. New Forest, 11,520 gals. Hay Forest, 40,080 gals. Total, 80,640 gals, every 24 hours, as compared with 103,000 gals. on the corresponding date last year. Notice of motion was jgiven for the altering of the market to'ls.
TALGARTH. ? EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours.
I CEFN COED. Ambulance Men Welcomed Hoirie.- To welcome home three members of the Cefn Coed Division of the St. John Am- bulance Brigade who have served during the war, a very successful social evening was held at the Church Hall on Thurs- day. A large company partook of an I excellent tea arranged by the following lady members of the Cefn Ambulance Class :—Mrs Watkins, Mrs Smith, Mrs I G. Evans, Mrs E. Morgan, Misses C. Evans, Amy Jones, May Williams, J. Rees. M. Griffiths, D. Evans, B. Williams. Maggie Williams, May Crompton. and K. Giles. Mr Washington Bowen addressed the assembly, welcoming most heartily the men who had returned safely, and expressing his keen appreciation of the 'I excellent services rendered by the R.A.M.C. to which they had belonged. The deepest sympathy was felt by the Cefn Coed Division with the relatives of Private Albert England who had made the supreme sacrifice in France. Mr Willie Williams, Pentrebach, opened a short, musical programme with a piano- forte solo. Messrs Lewis Evans and Sam Price, Merthyr, followed with a musical duet Mr Haydn Adams, tenor solo, "Mary O'Neale Mr Rod Roder- ick, tenor solo, Tosti's Good-bye." with Good Company" as an encore Miss Rene Cowan, comic song. The Rev. J. Davies, rector of Vaynor, de- livered an interesting address, in the course of which he made the announce- ment that he was prepared to allow the | Division the use of the Church Hall free charge. Miss Annie Betterton made the prose,0" <* .WgWS « Mcmvs James'Moxham, John Edwi?'si ^dliaf.i Jam.es--Aloxli-(im, John Edwi?'si ^dliaf.i Watkins, Cledwyn Smith, and Ü:, L, 1 Lloyd labels to Messrs Harry Rowe. W. J. Morris, G. Williams, W. G. Evans. A. E. Harris, E. J. Wagstaff, Tal Mor- gan. F. Gowan. H. Povvell, M. P. Jones. E W. Morgan, Dd, Jones,' G. Lloyd, H. Lewis, and Thomas Smith and a medallion to the relatives of the late Pte. Albert England, 3rd Welsh. MrGwilym Williams, on behalf of the boys who had served with the colours." thanked the Brigade for their generous welcome. and proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the ladies who presided at the tables and the artistes. Mr G\vilyrn Evans seconded. and Supt. H. Rowe, in supporting, ill eluded his gratitude to the Rector for the I loan of the hall. A vote of thtitlts to the Chairman was proposed by Mr J. Moxham. The members of the Cefn Coed Division who have served are H. Rowe, W. J. Morris, G. Williams, W. G. I Evans, A. E. Harris, E. J. Wagstaff. H. A. Bath, D. I. Griffiths, P.C. A. Sankey, Dd. Jones, D. Richards, Tal Morgan, Jas. Arscott, and A. England. Parish Council.Gernian Gun De- clined.—At a meeting of the Vaynor Parish Council on Friday, Mr T. Lewis in the chair, it was unanimously decided to grant the application of Mr Wm. Harries, clerk to the council and assistant overseer, for an increase of salary. In ¡ response to a request by the Chairman I for an expression of opinion on the matter, every member considered the ap- j plication a most reasonable one, and it was agreed that Mr Harries's salary be raised from £ 2 4s. 2d. to f4 per week, and that a bonus of £ 4(» be given him for his most valuable services. Mr Har- ries dealt with nearly £ 5.000 in rates annually. Mr William Francis and Mr D. W. Price volunteered to repair the seats on Cilsanws Mountain.—With re- gard to the car service of the Merthyr Electric Traction Company between Merthyr and Cefn Coed, Mr Harry Evans proposed that the manager of the com- pany be asked to receive a deputation from the Parish Council on a date selected by himself for the purpose of a round table conference. He felt that in this way some amicable agreement might be arrived at.—Mr W. Francis seconded. Messrs David Parry and Isaac Morris spoke in support, and it was carried unanimously. The deputation chosen comprised Messrs T. Lewis, Isaac Morris, Harry Evans. B.A., B.Sc., Tudor S. Davies, and George Rees.—Mr D. W. Price moved that the Council send a strong protest to the Vaynor and Pen- deryn Rural District Council against their action in accepting the offer of a German field., iiyi for Cefn Coed.—Messrs Fred Powell, Isaac Morris, Dd. Williams. Wm. Francis, and David Jones aired their strong disapproval of allowing the "engine of destruction" any place in the village. They expressed their intention to do all in their power to prevent the use of any of the ratepayers' money for its transport to the village or for the preparation of its site. Though Mr H. Evans wanted a memorial of the war he considered it should take the form of something artistic and not -,ticb os had been accepted. Mr T. S. Davies, who as a district councillor had moved the acceptance of the gun, moved an amend- ment that the Parish Council confirm the action of the District Council. Mr David Parry, in seconding, said he considered it was the duty of the village to accept the gun out of respect for the feelings of the boys who had helped to capture it. Miss Betterton regarded the presence of the gun in the village as a symbol of British victory over the enemy. The chairman was not in favour of the acceptance of the gun. Eventually the original proposition was carried by eight votes to three.
ERWOOD. BVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours.
PONTSTICILL. Retirement of P.C. Heppell.-P.C, Heppell, who has been stationed at Pont- sticill several years, retired to pension oil Saturday last, after "27 i years' service.
GL&SBURY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours. S. Pct.-r*s Ascension D::y Holy Communion was celebrated at S. Peter's Church at 8-3 j and there was evensong at 7 p.m. Tho collections throughout the day on Sunday last were for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Able sermons on behalf of the Society were preached both morning and evening, and merry peals of change ringing were given during the afternoon. Congregational Church.—On Monday evening. May 26th, the Rev. D. J., Thomas, of Carmarthen, visited the Con- gregational Church and gave a most helpful sermon to the members. It was a pity that the service had not been more widely known, so tint many could have availed "themselves of the oppor- of hearing so a Vie a preach School Concert.—The children a: tend- ing the Ffynongynydd School gave a most interesting entertainment in the Parish Hall on Friday evening last, after careful training of the head master and mistress. Mr and Mis Lupton. Every item had received the la-eites: cue. both in staging, dress, enunciation an 3 ;ingi:ig, especially the patriotic opeietra. "The Birth of the Union Jack." This is a work that wo aid not have been easy for adult performers, but the children en- tered thoroughly into the spirit of the play and gave a perfect rendering, well repaying Mr and Mrs Lupton for all the time and trouble they had devoted tc, its ^-—oration. too great '"A +-r>n« both t»» tOi tile enunciation a; singing aud recitation, while the dancing was really marvellous for children. Miss Hay;j«c, the assistant, arid Miss Jones. Wye View, gave valuable help with the costumes aud in the dressing room. The proceeds go towards repairs to the school premises. At the close Mrs deWiuton distributed the certificates for good at- tendance. Appended is the programme —Recitations by infants. An Over- sight." (Greta SieT.)Iie!is). Kitii Bon- To;. net (Rosie Jones). "The boy who ran away (Piiihp Haynes), Dont (Tom ATa110!Hl,.): humorous musical sketch. "The Jumble Sale," upper children sketch, "Week Days." seven younger girls "Old Betty," Dorothy Haynes and Kitty Ralphs recitations, The wrong side of the bed (Ivor Hincksmau), and "When I'm grown up (Dick Machin) action song and dance. Daffodils." upper girls sketch, "What my mother calls me," Class J, boys recitation. Little Mischief." Hilda Ed- wards humorous dialogue. "The Pantry Ghost." Ivor Hinksman, Xancy Haynes, Dorothy Burr, Tom Machin, W. McCor- mack; sketch, The Farmer and his helpers. Standard II. bovs patriotic operetta. "Birth of the Union Jack," Prime Minister, Ivor Hinksman Brit- annia. Gladys Edwards: t. George, Percy Phillips St. Patrick. Tom Machin; Ireland. Dorothy Haynes St. Andrew, Wm. McCormackScotland, Nancy Haynes. Xellie Connell, and Ivor Bufton: Wales, Kitty Ralphs and Gertie Bam- I, ford America, Gladys Bowen Peace, Sybil Ricketts.
LLANFiLLO. Marriage.—The marriage was solemn- ised at All Saints' Church. Llandaff North, on Tuesday by the Ven. Arch- deacon Buckley, assisted by the Rev. Warnack Smith, of Mr Ifor Williams, second son of Mr and Mrs W. Williams, I Cwrt-Llwyfen, Llanfillo, to Miss Maisie Povall, only daughter of Mrs F W. Povall, Heoldon, Whitchurch. The bride wore white Georgette and taffeta and an embroidered Brussels net veil, and was attended by the Misses Kathleen Sharpe an1 Enid Williams. The best man was Mr Jack Povall, brother of the bride. The honeymoon is being spent at Brighton.
MARKETS. I Brecon Poultry, &c., Friday.—Good supply of eggs, which made 3/3 per doz. retail. Fairly good supply of soft and other cheese quoted variously at from ]/- to 1/8 per lb. Poultry still scarce and made full control rates. More butter, but little for open sale. A few goose- berries on offer for which as much as l/G per quart was asked. Hay Stock, Monday.—40 fat cattle and 400 fat sheep and lambs were graded. Store cattle and cows and calves sold well. Brecon Cattle, Tuesday.-A excellent quality cattle, and 312 sheep and lambs graded. In accordance with a recent order, veal calves were put up for open sale, and there was a very keen com- petition. one calf making £ 1:2 13, whilst the average was nearly 2 per lb. No trade in store cattle, but sheep couples sold fairly well where the lambs were forward, up to H5/- for cross-breds. Excellent trade for young pigs, up to £ 6 14s. Talybont-on-Usk Stock. Monday.— Another good market for the consumer. Six fat cattle and nearly 200 fat lambs were graded and sold, A fair supply of calves made up to £ 4 in open sale, and a moderate number of store cattle made good prices. Builth Wells Stock. Monday.—Fair supply and trade very brisk. Fat stock sold at controlled prices. Cows with calves made from X32 to barreners up to 12,14 each. Cart pigs up to f4 each and stores up to £ 10. Builth Wells Poultry, Monday.—The supply of dairy and farm produce was not equal to the demand, there was a I fair supply of butter on offer and it was sold at the control price eggs at 3d each.
AGRICULTURAL WAGES BOARD. Important Decisions. Sir Ailwyn ed at a meeting of the Agricultural Wages Board held in London last week end. On the report from the committee which had been appointed to consider the various criticisms and suggestions made by members of District Wages Committees at the conference held on the 7th May. the Board decided to adopt the following rules, amongst others :— v (1) That no unanimous decision of a District Wages Committee shall be altered by the Wages Board until the District Committee has been furnished with the Board's reasons, and has had an opportunity of further considering the matter. (2) That arier the question of harvest rates has been dealt with, every notice of proposal, before being passed by the Board for publication, shall be sent in draft to the District Wages Committee concerned for consideration and report before the next meeting of the Wages Board. On a report from the Allowances Committee, the Board decided to refer the question of a revision of the allow- ances for board and lodging for male and female workers of all ages to all the District Wages Committees for their I reconsideration, with a view to the fixing of uniform rates for the country as a whole. The Board also decided to make I immediate alterations in the value fixed ] for board aud lodging for women of 17 and «3V«>i: í all areas in years oi tllíUI j which such value is at preseuu 13(- for a 7-day week, and also in the value fixed for board and lodging for male workers of all ages in Pembs., Carmarthen and Cardigan. The actual alterations made will be published as soon as the necessary steps have been taken to give legal effect to the Board's decision. The Board decided that in the case of those District Wages Committees in which special-rates are at present in operation for special classes of workers such as stockmen, shepherds and horse- men. on the basis of a weekly wage for customary hours, and which have not yet made a definite recommendation for an amendment of this basis in accordance with the principles laid down by the Board. the committees should be given a further opportunity of considering the matter, but that in the absence of a recommendation from any committee on the lines laid down by the Board, the Board would, at their next meeting, take steps themselves to deal with the matter. The question of making provision for the employment of boys between 1 <1 and 18 who had not previously been employed in agriculture, to be paid at a lower rate during the first six months of their em- ployment. subject to their receiving instruction in agriculture under con- ditions approved by the District Wages Committee was. after discussion, deferred. After considering reports from the various District Wages Committees, the Board decided to proceed to issue pro- posals to fix special races for the corn harvest in the following ai-as:-Camt)s., Hunts and Beds.. Cheshire. Derby, Dorset. Gloucestershire. Herefordshire, Lines.. Notts, Oxon. Silop. Somerset, Suffolk. Surrey, Wilts, Yorkshire. Angle- soy and Carnarvon, and Denbigh and Flint. No special rates for corn harvest will be fixed in the case of the other areas in England and Wales, and the payment for harvest in such areas will acv -rdingly be a matter for mu' mil arrangement between employers and workers, subject to pay- ment of the workers at not less than the minimum and overtime rates applicable to them under the orders of the Wages Board already in force. The Board having consulted the various District Wages Committees, decided to issue a notice of proposal to increase the minimum and overtime rates at present in operation for female workers of 18 years of age and over. No variation in the present rates can, however, be made before the expiration of a month from the date of the notice of proposal, which will be published in due course. Considerable discussion took place with regard to the question of a variation in the minimum rates at present appli- cable to boys and to girls. It was eventually decided not to vary the present rates for boys or for girls, but steps will be taken to provide that, in the case of those areas where the hours on which the weekly wages for boys are based are in excess of 54 in summer and 48 in winter or in excess of 52 all the year round, such hours shall be reduced to 54 in summer and -1H in winter without any reduction in the weekly wages. Recommendations from the Anglesey and Carnarvon and Merioneth and Mont- gomery District Wages Committees that the Board's half-holiday order should no longer apply in the case of any workman who, under an agreement with his em- ployer, is entitled in each half year either to a week's holiday on full pay or a. week's work on double pay. were adopted, and steps will be taken to give legal effect to the recommendations in due course.
"County Times" Fixture List. Monday, June 2nd. Breconshire Assizes. Wednesday, June 4th.—Organ Recital, Priory Church, Brecon. Tuesday, July 1st. Breconshire Quarter Sessions. Friday, July 2,-)-,h.-Diecoiishire Edu cation Committee. Friday. Aug. lst-Brcconshire County I Council.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. Church Gifts.—A gift of fifty prayer books and fifty hymn books has been made to St. James's Church by an anonymous donor. Rainfall.—Respecting the rainfall for the month of May Mr Rhys D. Jones, Brynonen, reports :—Total depth "80 in., greatest fall '24 on the 1st, rainless days 19. For the corresponding month last Year-Total depth 3'5 in., greatest fall 1 46, rainless days 19. Visitors.—The influx increases daily, and there is every prospect of a record season. The Food Control Committee are using every endeavour to keep up supplies, and the Urban Council are in negotiation as to various improvements. One item is worthy of mention. The 1, Tarco fiend has come and will shortly ttake his exit, a most important point to have done with before the season gets into full swing. Visitors' Tariff To consider the desirability of an increased tariff for visitors, a public meeting was held in 'the Victoria Hall on Thursday last. Mr D. 1. Williams presided and was supported by Councillor J. A. Davies, D. E. Jones and E. S. Morgan. The attendance was not so good as could have been desired, but there was considerable discussion both for and against the proposition and it was eventually agreed.to make a house to house canvass and impress upon the inhabitants the desirability of the increase. The following committee was formed to deal with the matter :—Mrs Saunders Morgan, Mrs J. A. Davies, Miss Ingram, Mrs H. Williams, Miss Polly Edwards, Miss Richards, Messrs E. J. Pugh, Ed. Richards, Dd. Williams, Edgar Pritchard, John Price and J. A. Navies.