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f- USK. Agent-Mrs. E. K Jones, Stationer THE NEW UNDER-SECRETARY FOR WAR.-A <contemporarv says Lord Ratrlan is described as the •smartest Militia officer in South Wales, and is known in the Guards as Old Honesty." BIRTHDAY GREETING.—November 26th. Many 'happy returns of the day to Mr John Lawrence, M.F.H., on this-his 93rd—birthday. May it be our pleasing task to echo the greeting in the new .century, and may the present season prove a record one for the Llangibby Hunt. VOLUNTEERS' HOME-COMING.-The War Office notifies that information as to the precise time of arrival at their destination of Volunteers from South Africa, will be communicated by telegraph irom the port of disembarkation to the general "officers commanding districts, so as to facilitate any civil arrangements which may be made. THE ROYAL VIsIT.-An official announcement is made in the Orders of the 4th V.B.S.W.B. that his Royal Highness the Duke of York has expressed pleasure at seeing the guards of honour furnished by that battalion on the occasion of the receut visit to Monmouth, and desired that thanks should be sent to tha colonel commandant of the batta- lion. THE CATTLE MARKET.—The London Gazette xof Friday contained an order of the Board of .Agriculture dated November 13th, which orders that the date on which the order of the Board dated November 17th last year, prohibiting the holding of markets, etc., of cattle, sheep, or ;swine within the urban district of Usk, Mon- mouthshire, shall come into operation, is now iurther altered to March 1st next year. DAIRY SCHOOL.—A dairy school was opened last 'Thursday, at the Town Hall, Usk, by the Usk 'Technical Instruction Committee (in conjunction "with the County Council). The full class of ten was more than filled, provision having to be made for an -extra student. The Class is under the direction of 'Miss Kellett the County Council expert, and the scourse consists of 10 lessons. We understand that An Exhibition will be held at the Town Hall, some- time in December when prizes to a large sum will be -offered for butter and other exhibits open to those who have attended the classes.

OUR VOLUNTEERS' THANKS.

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