HAY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay. daily. all hours. £34 for for a Grandfather Clock.— At the sale by auction by Mr F. G. Price, of Talgarth, of furniture. &c., at Thorn- bury House, Cnsop, a grandfather clock was knocked down to Mr James Evans. Lion street, for 13 1. Ascension Day.—The Parish Church was nicely decorated for the Feast of the Ascension. Holy Communion was cele- brated at 7. ft and 0 a.m.. and there was choral evensong at 7-30. The vicar officiated thoughout. personal.—Mr D. E. Howeils. clerk to Mr R T. solicitor, has been granted the Fellowship of the Institute of Book-keepers. London, and is thereby entitled to use the diploma F.B.I. Property Sale.—Mr F. A. Phillips, F.A.I.. of Merthyr. offered for sale by public auction at the Crown Hotel on ThumKv last the freehold farm known as Yew Tree Cottage, Whindle Park, Clifford, containing about 13 acres, in- cluding two orchards. There was a good attendance and the property was even- tually ;-old to the tenant. Mr Charles BugLes. for £ 750. The solicitors acting were Messrs. Lewis, Jones and Co.. Merthyr. Petty Sessions. Monday. Before Mr E. Butier (chairman), Captain H. Graystone and Mr John Morgan.—An application was made by Mr E. L. Wallis, of Hereford, to vary the order made on the lmh May for the ejectment of Mr John Allen and Mrs Jones, of Tylan Cottages.—The Court adjourned to view the premises offered Mr Allen, with the result that they declined to vary the Order in his case. but allowed a week for the execution of the warrant after 21 days from the date the original order expired. In the case of Mrs Jones, as no alternative accommodation was avail- j able, the Court suspended the order for two months to enable the tenant to find another house.—Thos. Lloyd, of Brilley Farm, Brilley. pleaded guilty to allowing a dog to be on the highway without a collar and was fined J. Morgan, the Post Office, Glasbury. pleaded not guilty to a similar charge, as the dog in question was not his but his wife's. The case was dismissed.—P.S. Davies gave evidence in these two cases. Clyro War Memorial.—The inhabit- ants of Clyro. at a meeting held recently and presided over by Capt. S. Mavroiani, decided to place a way-side cross in the village in memory of the men from Clyro who fell in the war. The Rev. S. H. Wenham (vicar) was present at the meeting. The Rev. J. Boyle (curate) undertook to do the secretarial work. Gallant Rescue from Drowning.—A gallant rescue from drowning was made in the River Wye at the Men's Duck- ings on Wednesday afternoon last by Arthur Bevan, who has recently been demobilised from the Rifle Brigade. Bevan, with other young men of the town. was bathing, and Cyril Browning, son of Mr Browning, of Cusop. who has served as corporal in the Devonshire Regiment in France and has been twice wounded, became exhausted in an attempt to swim across the river and cried aloud for help. Bevan immedi- ately swam to him and in his efforts to keep the drowning man's head above water was dragged under several times himself, but stuck in a most determined manner to his task and eventually brought Browning to the side. Bevan was far more exhausted of the two and was some time before he recovered from his gallant efforts. We Understand that his bravery is being brought to the notice of the Royal Humane Society. He served about three years in France and was wounded in the foot. -0
Presentation to Miss L. Doulton Thomas, Brecon Infirmary. 6 On Thursday afternoon last an in- cident of more than passing interest took place at the Brecon Infirmary. The chairman (Mr David Powell). together with the ect-etary (Mr John Price) waited upon Miss L. Doulton Thomas to ask her acceptance of a presentation on the occasion of her approaching marriage and consequent resignation of the matron- ship of the institution. The Chairman explained that he had been deputed to offer for Miss Thomas's acceptance from the presidents, vice- presidents. honorary medical staff, the members of the Management and House Committees, and the Secretary, a cheque value £ 4'<). subscribed by them collect- ively ns a mark of theirtincere apprecia- tion of her very zealous and able discharge of the onerous and responsible duties of matron over the long period of twelve years. He referred to thloss they all felt through the severance of this long and pleasant connection and the invaluable servi^s Miss Thomas had rendered aL all times to the hundreds of patients who had been under her care, and especially to the sick and suffering poor of the town and county. In hand- ing over the cheque, Mr Powell expressed on behalf of the subscribers thereto their best wishes for her future happiness. Miss Doulton Thomas suitably ack- nowledged the kindness of all and their very handsome mark of appreciation of her services. The new matron is Miss J. M. Docherty, of the General Hospital, Great Yarmouth, who takes over the duties this week, and the inhabitants of Brecon will be pleased to know that she comes with very excellent credentials. The committee are to be congratulated on securing the services of so able a successor.
SCIENCE NOTES AND NEWS. 1 POISON GASES IN SUNKEN VESSELS. In addition to the introduction of poison-gas as a weapon into modern war- fare, Germany is indirectly responsible, writes Herbert Stringer in the Star, for the discovery of several gases hitherto un- known to science-gases far more subtle and deadly in their effects than even the most recent compounds of the" stink" specialists. This discovery was quite accidental. The holds of sunken vessels are the "laboratories" in which these "super- gases are spontaneously generated. The entry of sea water into the damaged com- partments of ships laden with grain, ootton, linseed, soya bean. or similar car- goes, ets. up intricate chemical reactions in combination with the metallic surfaces I sur es exposed, and the result is the production I in due time of certain elusive gaseous com- pounds which have not yet been classified by chemists. I Naval men engaged upon salvage work I at sea have many strange yarns to tell ot the swift death that lurks in odd corners of the holds of newly-raised vessels. The mysterious gases are usually odourless and invisible, and they will penetrate the very best gas mask. Some are lighter than air, some heavier, and they hang about at very sharply-defined levels. Sometimes a layer of deadly gas will be found floating a few feet from the floor of a hold, while the upper and lower airs remain perfectly harmless. The usual expedients—lighted candles, white mice, &c.—which are commonly em- ployed for testing suspected wells and caves or disused mines, are of little avail in detecting the presence of these new gases. The more insidious vapours steal out of the cargo while work is suspended during the night, and in the morning the holds may be veritable death-traps. At times, too, the shifting of parts of the cargo may release a rush of imprisoned gases, which will often remain undetected until a life has been lost. The most wonderful feature connected with these gases is that, although nobody yet knows exactly what they are, chemists have discovered an antidote which, when sprayed into an affected area, absolutely neutralises and renders harmless even the most deadly of them. The composition of this liquid is at present a profound secret. It has already given most surprising re- sults when applied to bad drains, and also in the treatment of septic wounds and gangrene. ELECTRIC METERS FOR STREET CARS. The Electric Railway Journal gives some instances of the utility of meters on street cars with a view to checking waste of energy. Some comparative tests, made with the same equipment on level linea and gradients, show that as much as 26 per cent. saving in energy could be made in this way. Originally 2'093 kilowatt- hours per car-mile was obtained in a test in which the dials of all meters were kept covered, so that the driver could not ob- tain any information as to the current he was taking. Subsequently, after a period of training in which instruction was given on the handling of cars, by observations of meter readings an energy saving of 0 253 kilowatt-hour per car-mile (about 12 per cent.) was obtained-in spite of the fact that climatic conditions were less favourable than in the first trials. On very severe hilly routes it was eventually found that the energy consumption coula be re- duced from 3 41 kilowatt hours to 2'52 kilowatt hours per car-mile—a saving of 26-1 per cent.—mainly due to better hand- ling of controllers arid brake equipment. I SOMETHING ABOUT SELENIUM. A very dull sort of element is selenium; but it has a part imany of the most won- derful discoveries of the day, writes Atom in Everyman. By means of it Admiral Beatty was able to talk from his ship with the Admiralty in Whitehall. By means of it the police in Edinburgh, say, could send by telegraph the photograph of a criminal to Scotland Yard or New York. And totally blind people have been enabled to distinguish light through the use of selenium. The element was discovered just over a century ago, and was called selenium (from the Greek word meaning moon), because it resembled tellurium (which means earth). It is found in a few minerals, sometimes with sulphur and sometimes in the native state. Usually it is obtained from the flues of sulphuric acid works in which pyrites containing selenium has been burned or it can be extracted from the mineral zorgite. Sometimes it exists as a viscous liquid, sometimes it is in the red crystalline form, and there is, thirdly, the crystalline grey form. Selenium dissolves in concentrated sul- phuric acid, and it is slightly soluble in carbon bisulphide (anyone who has worked with rubber knows this evil-smell- ing liquid !) from whch the red variety can be crystallised out. It combines with numerous elements and with all the metals, except gold; but neither itself nor its com- pounds play much part in the world except for one peculiar property. It is non- roetallic, but it conducts electricity, and its conductivity and resistance vaTy under the influence of light. It is this latter property which haa given selenium a foremost place in several of the most wonderful inventions of our time. Of course, it is not wonderful that the electrical conductivity of a substance should vary under the influence of light, which is itself an electro-magnetic pheno- menon; and the property has since been found in other substances. But selenium was the first to exhibit such reactions. A certain caprice seemed to be evident in the reaction to the stimulus of light when the matter was first investigated. A- selenium cell is most sensitive, under a very bright light, to the red rays; whereas, in a weaker light, the most sensitive joint is in the green rays. It is this that ex- plains the evidence of some observers that selenium was most sensitive to red light, while others reported that it was most sen- eitive to yellow. It is the brightness of the light which moves the point of maximum sensitiveness along the spectrum. This variation is not so strange as it seems, since the action of the eye is very similar. In very weak light, red seems to produce hardly any effect upon the eye, whereas the greens pnd blues show *p strongly. THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF ICE. The X-ray study of the crystal structure of ice by a prominent scientist was ren- dered difficult by the fact that the rays tend to melt and to sublimate the ioe. In & first attempt to turn the difficulty the whle system was encased aafl oeoled bv ice ana sait; later a small ammonia machine was used which stopped the melt- ing but not the sublimation of the ice; finally the crystals were encased in gela- tine capsules in waich they could be pre- ) served for days. From a layer of ice two millimeters in thickness, produced by pouring water into a pan, individual crystals could hardly be extracted; finally ice was frozen out of a weak salt solution which yielded crystals with distinct cleav- age planec,. Tne crystals were found to be hexagonal, and could be referred to four inter-penetrating triangular space lattices, and to two axes meeting at an angle of 120deg., and a third axis vertical to the) i former. I
I THE DERBY. I I GRAND PARADE 1 I, BUCHAX 2 =. PAPER MONEY 3 I MESSRS. R. WOOD & CO. (T. li. Worthing), Auctioneers, Estate and House Agents, I of Hereford, I B EC, to announce that, having been approached by a number of local people, they are OPENING au OFFICE I in the HIGH STREET, HAY, where I they will be in attendance every 'I Thursday.
———— I CRICKHOWELL. I Police Change.-P.C. Kidd has been removed from Cricldiowell to Pontsticill, and his place here has been taken by P.C. 57 Williams, from Ystradgvnlais. Board of Guardians.—The fortnightly meeting was held on Monday last, when Mr Gwilym C. James presided. Miss L. Jones, Aberayron, was appointed nurse in the place of Miss T. McDonald, re- signed. Appreciative references were made to the services rendered by Miss McDonald, and it was decided, in addition to the proportion of salary and bonus due to her, to give her the sum of 94, being the proportion of the amount allowed for uniform, and recognition of I' the additional services, during the absence of a wardsmaid. Applications from assistant overseers and collectors for in- creased remuneration were considered, and the following salaries were decided on :—Beaufort (Mr W. Powell), £3,:); Llechryd f,8, Rassa JE25, Dukistown, f45, and Llangyider £ 3*2 (all Mr A. J. Roberts); Crickhowell (Mr P. Lewis), JE35. In the latter case Mr Lewis has held the office for over 50 years at £30, the salary when he was first appointed. I It was decided to place the Clerk and Relieving Officers on the new Civil Service scale of war bonuses, and Dr. P. E. Hill, medical officer of health, was granted a bonus of 920. On the sug- gestion of Mr R. J. Hayward, it was de- ge cided that the inmates be provided with the ration of £ ounces of butter each per week. A letter was read from the Local Government Board respecting the sug- gested alterations to the House, which have been held over during the war, stating that they agreed to modify the requirements. This would mean a re- duction in the cost, and it was decided to instruct the Guardians' engineer to revise the plans accordingly. Rainfall.—The month of May has pro- vided a record rainfall for this district, only .24 being measured, and this small, quantity fell in six days. The highest j for the month was .09 on the 11th. Previous to this the records were .30 in April 1912, and .31 in May 1905 and also in July 1899. The longest spell of dry weather was in 1915, when no rain II fell between May 22nd and June 23rd, 31 successive days. In 1911, no rain fell from June 29th to July 29th, and also in 1917, from January 19th to February II,th. The following are the May rainfalls for the respective years given 1910, 1.99 1911. 2.13 1912, I 1.93; 1913, 3.G2; 1914,2.73; 1915,, 4.25 191G, 3.92 1917, 4.78 1918, 2.14 1919, .24 the average being 2.77. I Red Cross Bureau.-Tbq final balance", sheet of the Crickhowell Red Cross Bureau is printed in another part of the "Brecon County Times" to-day. It should have been' published in our last issue, but was omitted through some mis- understanding. Heard at the Cinema.—" This is a 'ot place for knowing the right time, and Llangattock's no better-well. anyhow, not much. Over there, they've got a clock outside the school wot's no good to anybody7." But'e's right twice a day, aint e.' "Well, yes, 'e be that I know7. You mean 10 to 1 ?'' "Yes, 10 to 1 you're right, Bill, and its 10 to 1 'e wants you to know what time the 12-50 train leaves." "You know Bill who drives Mr Somebody's moto'. Well 'e I do go by the Llanwysg clock w'en ever i 'e do want to catch a train, and Jack 'e do swear by 'im too. Why, I've I 'eard him say many a time, as 'e would gamble 'is life on him bein' correct." Well, after all, I don't think we're quite so bad as they be at Crickhowell. Why, last Sunday when I was there, there was old Post Office a'galloping on minutes in front of S. Edmund's, and S. Edmund's 2 or 3 minutes in front of Jack -'s pet Llanwysg. And all the time there was that beauty in the Market, with both 'is 'ands in front of 'is face, a'laughing, and kept 'em there all day. I pointing at 20 to 10. That Market Clock is all right when 'e do work, but 'e's been a bit contrary lately—takin' up | them old labour tricks, I expect."
A JAPANESE LADY'S DIARY. Japanese women have a fine record oi literary work, according to Mrs. E. L. Adams-Beck in a lecture largely concerned with the life of a Japanese Court lady ol 1,003 years ago. This dainty lady, she said, flitted through the pages of her diary like a butterfly with a grace that had entirely passed away, and she commented on the similarity between the thoughts and ideas of the girl of that far-away period with those expressed by the young womfen of to- day. In her diary this Japanese lady of 1,000 years ago carried her naive confes- sions so far as to enter a catalogue of cer- tain feelings thus: THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR HEART BEAT. When your lover takes out a letter and hands it to you. When a parent or relation looks queer or is unwell. LOVABLE THINGS. When a baby of two comes crawling quickly across the floor, and, catching sight of some small bit of fluff or some- thing, takes it in its fingers to show it to the grown-ups. THINGS ENVIABLE. People who laugh &nd talk carelessly around you when you are feeling ill.
THINGS THAT DO NOT LOOK PROMISING. A flighty and fickle husband who takes to staying out all night.
a ICELAND MOSS. What is known as Iceland moss is widely distributed over the North. When dried it is used as a drug or food. The dried moss is of a brownish cartilaginous material, has no smell, and is slightly bitter to the taste. A 5 per .cent. de- coction of this moss will gelatinise when cooling. In Northern Europe it is used as i food, jeHies being prepared from it along with sugar and other substances. 11'
BLUNDERS OF BEE KEEPERS. Some people declare that bees can't gtand heat, and so place the hives under the shade of trees. This is a mistake-a rery great mistake, says Pearson's Wethly. Hives stand out in the full blaze of sun in semi-tropical countries, and certainly neither bees nor honey are any the worse. Bees look after the temperature of their lives themselves. When the hive gets too warm some of the workers come to the sntranee and begin fanning with their sving:, blowing' in fresh air. If the hives ire placed in the centre of an open space in a garden it is sometimes found that there is a regular line of bees flying just about the height of a person's face, and in this case stings may result. The nui- sance is easily avoided if the hives are placed near to a hedge. Bees always fly as straight as they can to and from the Sowers from which they are gathering honey. We have the well-known ex- pression a "bee-line" for indicating the shortest possible cut between two points. So the baes, on leaving the hive, will rise at once above the hedge, and so fly at a height at which they are not likely to trouble anybody. ♦ 1
EXECUTIONERS AS SURGEONS. The mediaeval executioner must have had a practical acquaintance with anatomy and have acquired a very considerable skill in operating upon the human body. Not only must he sever the head rapidly and neatly from the trunk of his victim, and must have been strong and unerring in his dreadful work, but he had many minor surgical operations to perform in satisfy- ing the sentences of the law. His work was not confined to the neck region, says the Zoophilist; he had to lop off finger after finger of the living subject, he had to amputate the hand and foot, cut off strips of skin from a prisoner's back, stretch men on the rack, draw and quar- ter with practical skill, and fJl this under the eyes of his employers and the public. SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT BABIES. Almost all countries have their supersti- tions about babies. In Holland, bread, steak, garlic, and salt are put into the cradle of a new baby to ensure it always getting enough to eat. In Greece the mother, before placing her child in its cradle, turns it three times round before the fire, singing to it the while, to ward off evil spirits. In Sweden a book is placed under the head of the baby to make it quick at learning to read, and money is put into its first bath that it may be rich. In Wales a knife or a pair of tongs is put into the baby's bed to keep danger away. In England a baby is taken upstairs be- fore going down for luck." In Spain the little one's face is lightly brushed with the branch of a fir tree, also "for luck."
ERI MOTH SILK. Eri silk is obtained from the cocoons of an Indian moth, the caterpillar of which is reared for the production of silk in Assam and to a smaller extent in certain parts of Bengal and Northern India. This silk cannot be reeled like that of the mul- berry silkworm, as the thread is not con- tinuous, and it therefore has to be spun like ordinary silk waste. Eri silk takes dyes well, and when woven into cloth far surpasses cotton in durability. AN ANCIENT QUESTION. The "drink question" was far from being unknown in ancient times. Bes was the Egyptian wine god," and he had no lack of devotees. The laws against drunkenness in ancient Egypt were severe, and offenders were liable to imprisonment and flogging. So the taverns were chiefly kept in the back streets of towns and cities. We learn as much as this from in- scriptions on tombs and other records. There are pictures of vine cultivation quite 4,000 ye-ars old. Seals, too, with the image of Bes engraved on them, have been found buried with mummies probably as charms. His portrait is not flattering, since he is represented as a hideous object baring a huge body and marked head.
DEAD SEA BITUMEN. It is not generally known that ample quantities of bitumen occur in the Dead Sea region. Dead Sea Nti-iiiieii vras un- doubtedly used in ancient times. It i? evident that the wfUs of the temples and palaccs of and Nineveh were joined with bituminous cements, and there are bituminous cisterns in Syiia of great antiquity which are still watertight 2;1 fij lor use.
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liA3 A WAR PENSIONS COMMITTEE Appointment of Vocation and Inquiry Officer. A meeting of the Breconshire War Pensions Committee was held on Tues- day afternoon at Brecon, Mr A. Beckwith (chairman) presiding. Capt. Vaughan, inspector for the Ministry of Pensions, was in attendance. FUND GRANTS. The Ystradgynlais District. Com- mittee wrote asking that, owing to great delay in obtaining payment of grants sanctioned from the King's Fund to assist men starting in business and trade, arrangements be made for advan- cing money on loan from the County War Fund. The Secretary (Mr A. Jolly) stated that when claims were sanctioned they were paid. No actiorr was taken on the letter, but in regard to a particular case mentioned by Ystradgynlais members it was decided to make a direct appeal to the Minister of Pensions. YSTRADGYNLAIS WANTS PAY STATIONS. Another letter from the Ystradgynlais District Committee asked that rooms should be provided at several centres in the district where their clerk could attend one day a week and make pay- ments and give information, and that the rent of the rooms and the clerk's travelling expenses be paid. This was referred to the Finance Committee. SAD IIITYNM AWI! STOHY. Mr Richards (Brynmawr) drew atten- tion to a case in which, he said, the father of two sons killed in the war was buried by the paiish, and the mother, who was on crutches, was getting Gs a week from the parish. It was expected that an application which had been put in some time since for a parent's special pension would be granted, but there had been delay owing to confusion as to the sons' regimental numbers. In the meantime he thought the Pensions Committee should make a recoverable advance. The Secretary remarked that appar- ently parish relief had been granted in accordance with the circumstances and if the committee now made a grant it would interfere with that basis. Mr Richards said the Guardians wanted the committee to deal with the case, as it was more one for pension than for relief. Mr Hugh Jones (Brynmawr) supported 1 Mr Richards's statements. Mr Treharne proposed that the sum of 15s per week, which it had been stated was the amount of pension that would be granted, be paid from the County War Fund as a recoverable advance. Nothing was done in the matter, how- ever, there apparently being some mis- understanding amongst some of the members. Neither of the Brynmawr members seconded the motion, they, taking up the attitude (our representa- tive understood) that it ought to be seconded by someone not connected with Brynmawr, and others rather expected one of them to do so. YOC'ATION I Three) candidates for the post of vocation and inquiry officer (salary E156 per annum and travelling expenses), selected by the Emergency Committee, attended for interview—Mr Henry Ewart Price, 33, Newgate street, Brecon; Mr David Cleaver Perkins, Rock terrace, Gilwei-ii and Mr Horace John Watts, Maesymeillion, Ystradgynlais. The voting went in favour of Mr Perkins and he was then unanimously appointed. COMMITTEE AI'I'OINTMKNT. The Brecon Ibranch of the National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers submitted three names of mem- bers for the selection of a representative to serve on the Brecon District Com- mittee—Messrs Jonah Williams, J. S. Williams, and J. 0. Jones, sec. On the motion of Mr David Powell- who remarked that the secretary would probably know more than anyone else about the affairs of the branch—seconded by Mr James Powell, Mr J. 0. Jon es was appointed.
HEREFORD ARCHDEACONRY AND THE WELSH CHURCH. Bishop Opposes Resolution Moved by Breconshire Gentleman. A scene was witnessed at the annual meeting of the Church Committee for Defence and Instruction for the Hereford Archdeaconry at Hereford, when a resolu- tion was drawn up favouring the Enabling Bill now before Parliament. The Bishop of Hereford (Dr. Hensley Hepson) is the chief opponent of the measure, and spoke at some length against it in reply to different members. He pointed out that to pass the resolution would place them in a very awkward position. He should be sorry to have to strike out the association from the list of diocesan bodies, but that was what he would have to do if they passed the resolution. Mr W. S. de Winton (Tymawr, Brecon), of the Central Committee, gave an address on the Bill, and submitted a resolution expressing the hope that it would be passed into law at an early date. This Col. Middle- ton (Ross) seconded. Later, in defer- ence to the Bishop's views, the resolution was withdrawn. Mr deWinton also spoke on the Welsh Chnrch, and proposed a resolution expressing profound sympathy with the Church in Wales, and calling for the postponement of the date when the Welsh Church Act comes into operation until a sufficient time has been given after the termination of the war for the careful re-consideration of its financial provisions.
BUILTH WELLS. Special Preacher.—The Rev. D. Thomas, Carmarthen, preached at Horeb Church on Tuesday evening on behalf of the Congregational Churches Aid Society. The rev. gentleman pointed out that the Society was doing an excellent work in helping weak churches. Fancy Dress Ball.—The Drill Hall was the scene of great merriment on Wed- nesday, the occasion being a fancy dress ball organised by the Builth Branch of the National Association of Discharged Soldiers and Sailors. The hall was artistically decorated and the decorations and the many-coloured costumes made a charming picture. The arrangements were made by a committee consisting of Major Gordon Jones, Messrs J. S. Davses, C. Prosser, Fred Pritchard, J. B. Willis, Charlie James, George J Bradley, W. Bevan and D. L. Williams. Mr J. C. Webb paid for the hire of the hall. Great interest was taken in a nea guessing competition and the prizes were won as follows 1 Mrs J. F. Stephens, 2 Mr Tom Jones, 3 Pte T Grinley. The prizes were given by Major Gordon Jones, Mr Walter F. Phillips, Mr C. Price and Mr J. S. Davies. Mr J. B. Willis acted as M.C. and the music was supplied by Miss Watkins (Hereford) and Mr Garnet I Williams (Hay). I Back in Hari i esa.- Corporal W. Whislay, who was recently demobilised after two years' service in the Army, has been re-instated as collector of Income Tax for the parishes of Builth, Llan- ddewi'r-cwm and Alltmawr. On Monday last he was also appointed secretary to the Colwyn District Pension Committee. The committee are to be congratulated on choosing an ex-soldier for the post. The Swing Bridge.—The swing bridge is about to be thrown open to the public again. "Visitor;> will appreciate the boon of being able to use the bridge to get to the Wells, as it means the saving of a long and roundabout walk. Personal.—Mr Jack Elliott, nephew to Mr T. Lant, of Llanelwedd Quarries. has taken up residen ce in the Wyeside- town again. He was one of those young I men who responded to his country's call in the early days of the war. Athough suffering from the effects of wounds, he is bright and happy and glad to be back iiii the peaceful valley of the Wye. Discharged Sailors and Soldiers A ssociiti(-)ti.-iNIr J. S. Davies presided over a meeting of the local branch of tht- National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers held on Saturday evening. Mr Hinton Jones, who has acted as lion, seof the branch, resaigneel office, aud Mr D. L. Williams, Glyn- garth, Irfon road, was appointed to the J vacancy.
——— — — pi For Cakes, Pastry, Puddings Pies g !l BORWICK'81 II BAKING POWDER. I I t I j II ■-■*& j i\ i ■ I I I BABY WOODS o was a puny | Baby." a | Fairvlew, Cortor,. Lowestoft. | Feb. -I tli, 191S. E | v Dear Sirs, § B 1 am enclosing the photo of g 1 my baby boy he is 15 months I I eld and weighs 30-^ ib. | He was a puny baby until at the age of three we:l:s 1 com- I tnenced to give him Virol; now p be is a particularly taU, fine, n happy, healthy bqy, full of fun K and mischief. He has cut 16 teeth withouti any trouble, can walk, and he i" taliv-s quite plainly. He is very ,1 fond of his Virol. d Signed AGNES WOODS. |j Viro! is used in laree quantities in /t more than 2.0J0 Hospitals and Infant i' Clinics. Virol Babies have firm flesh, strong 1 bones, and good colour. I VIROL I In Jars 1/1, 1/10 & :3. j Y130L. LTD., 148-166,,Old St., London, E.C -1 BRITISH MADE BRITISH OWNED ;J 5.H.C. -L- Ir.1. ^•J ———— ——— — j SIX TIPS ABOUT 1 ROOT CROPS 1 1!Y 1 A Pi»acticaJ Export | Ot KITO Smilr. j 1. A verv deep well du» po:l I with no fresh manure near ths J surface. j 2. Thin oarly never transplant Carets, J surface. j 2. Thin oarly never transplant Carets, J Parsnips, Turnips, Beet. 1 3. Allow room for development; 12 to 15 I inches between rows. 5 4. Parsnips to be thinned first to 3 to 4 inches, j finally b to 8 inches: Carrots, Beet, Ti;r- j nips first 3 inches, finally 6 inches apart. j 5. Dust plants with soot occasionally to keeD 3 away insect pests. j 6. Hoe frequently between crops, after top f dressing with RITO." » RITO is the wonderful energiser for i soil bacteria, and multiplies all Allot- ment and Garden Produce. Of all corn merchants, seedsmen and florists. I If any difficulty is experienced in obtaining supplies, write to the ¡ Makers, Tin: MOLASSIXE Co., Ltd., Dept. 422, fakers, Greenwich, S.E. 10. I" Prints? and Published by THE BRECON COUNTY TIMES LIMITED at the Bulwark and Lion Street, Brecon, in the County of Brecknock, THURSDAY, JUNE 5tb, 1919, and registered at the General Post Office as a newspaper.