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I Farmers' Fun I AT CRICKHOWELL JUMBLE SALE. PIG DECORATED WITH "IRON CROSS." I A very successful jumble sale, conducted and organised by Messrs. James Straker, Son and Chadwick, Abergavenny, and the Crickhowell Farmers' Union, was held in the Market Place, Crickhowell, on Thursday afternoon (at the con- clusion of the usual market) in aid of the National Fund to provide comforts for the Welsh troops. There was a large supply of sheep, calves, pigs, hams, shoulders, and legs of lamb, poultry, crock- ery, furniture, books, flowers, etc., and a crowd of cheerful and generous buyers. Lady Salt, Gliffaes, in opening the sale in the unavoidable absence of Lady Glanusk, who she re- marked had stayed to see her son on leave for a few days from the trenches, said the sale had been got up by Messrs. Straker and Co., assisted by the Crickhowell Farmers' Union free of all ex- pense for an object which appealed to everyone. It was not much for them to do for those who were fighting and laying down their lives for their coun- try, and she was sure she could confidently appeal for a small sacrifice to provide their soldiers with comforts. (Hear, hear.) She had been very much pleased to find how well Crickhowell people had given to the movement, and she believed the little town was going to beat her neighbours. (Applause.) Mr Chadwick asked Lady Salt to sell the first pig, and said that as it bore a striking resemb- lance to the Crown Prince he would ask her Lady- ship to decorate it with the Iron Cross. (Laugh- ter.) This Lady Salt promptly did, amidst roars of laughter, and afterwards proved a most successful auctioneer, the pig, a small one, realising J63 5s in subscriptions, and afterwards being sold for a guinea to a local farmer. In proposing a vote of thanks to Lady Salt, Mr Chadwick stated that over X40 had been given in subscriptions At the conclusion of the sale, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Chadwick for his services on the motion of Mr J. H. Furmedge, agent to Lord Glanusk, seconded by Mr Roger Howells. (Kille.) The proceeds totalled over £ 200.

MR. SIDNEY ROBINSON, M.P.

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