"Centers. TO BE LET BY TENDER, as from the 2nd -L February last to the 2nd February, 1910, all those Enclosures of PASTURE LAND, part of THE DAN-Y-BLORENGE ESTATE, LLAN- FOIST, within One Mile of Abergavenny, and containing about 9 Acres. The landlord will pay the tithe rent charge, the tenant paying the rates.and taxes.—Apply, James Straker & Son, Ltd.. Auctioneers & Estate Agents, Abergavenny. (IMantctj. w ANTED, a respectable Girl from the country, age 14 to 16.—Apply, 2 Trinity Terrace. WANTED, strong Lad for Garden. — Apply, W McNeill, Ty-Rbolben, Abergavenuy. WANTED immedia.tely, experienced GenHal; ?V references rcqnired. — Apply, Mrs. Tinsley, Btlgrave Hosue, Brecon Roa.d, Abergav?nay. WANTED, immediately, superior Cook General. TT Must have good references. Good wages to reliable :person.&,pply, Gwynn, Ashbourne Lodge, Abergavenny. WANTED ever one to call and see the newest ntyle silent working Sewing Machines, Wash- ing Machines, Wringers, Mangles, Mail and Push Cars, Phonographs.—No agents to pay at W. H. Davies. 22 Brecon Kond, Abergavenny. GENERAL S?rv?it (competent) wanted. In Gfaiiiily three. G?od plain cook. Part washing. Rflferpncfi rpnnired. Permanency and good holidays to reliable servant. Girls stay years.—Apply, X., c/o. Mrs. Jones, 38 Cross Street. jfor 2\al£. FOR Snle, several loads Manure, at 4s. per load.- JD Apply Steatu Launcrv, Abergavenny. FOR Sale, Six First Vola. of Treasury of David JL* lOs., and other Books.-Apply, E.A.R., Chronicle Office. FOR Sale. Dexter Cow in full milk, and Heifor FCalf.-Haiii", Penpergwin. PRIME Cider for Sale.-Farr, Haywood, Here- JL ford. Grosvenor Park Estate, Hereford Road, I Abergavenny. A NUMBER OF BUILDING SITES sur- veyed for the purpose of Cottage Resi- dences, for Sale for Cash, or on terms of deferred Payments, inclusive of Law Costs, Roads and Sewer expenses. For terms and particulars, apply to Messrs. TOMKINS & CHADWICK, Abergavenny. PIANOFORTE.—fcompnbory Sale. Magnificent JL 56-guinea Balmoral-model upright steel grand, fitted with double chick action, paient resonating sounding board, very handsome inlaid Chippendale case, rich marqneterre pnnel, ,ery full tone; new this year original piii;e 56 guineas, will accept 15 .guineas cash down, or nrrange for payment in one, two, or three years. linkers 20 years' warranty given. Sent on apptoval, 7 dear dnys, carriage paid, both way" s if not >ippnjved No finer instrument could be desired; fn for any drawing room.—C., 231, Burdett-road, Bow, Loudon, E. ￼ HARRISON'S HAIR GROWTH.—A cer- Ht a in Hair Producer. Beautifies and promotes the growth of the Hair, and is a pre- ventive of thinness and falling out. In Boxes, price is. each. It keeps the hair free from scurf and dandruff, and promotes a healthy condition of the scalp. Numerous testimonials received. Sold by all Chemists Manufacturer, Geo. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agent for Aber- gavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9 Cross-street IMPORTANT to Mothers.—Every Mother JL who values the Health and cleanliness of her Child should use Harrison's "Reliable" Nursery Pomade. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthens the Hair. In Tins, 4id. and 9d. Postage id. Geo. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by all Chem- ists. Insist on having 'Harrison's Pomade. Agent for Abergavenny — H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9. Cross Street. Brynmawr: A. M. Jones, 42 King Street. PC ATS, MICE, MOLES, COCKROACHES and BEETLES greedily eat Harrion's Reliable Rat Poison. Cats and Dogs will not touch it. Vermin dry up and leave no smell. Prices 6d., IS., 2S. 3d.. and 3s. 8d. Postage zd.- G. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackle- ton, Chemist, Q, Cross Street. Brynmawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 42 King Street. Î E undertake all Cycle and Motor W Repairs, and Guarantee satis- faction. Let us have your Cycle for Enamelling and Plating. The Aberga- venny Cycle Co. (next door to the Post Office), 53, Cross-street. Abergavenny. Co$.ft. TO Let, immediately, 8 Mount Street; gas laid on, with stove; no children; rent 5/9. Apply, 10. rpo Let. The Lindens, Avenue Road; rent £ 28.— JL Apply, D. Scott, Frogmore Street. LODGINGS, quiet and comfortable, offered to a t j coaplf of respectable, steady young men.- Apply, F., Chronicle Office. A HOUSE t,,) Let in Park Street.-Apply, Wood- Award, Red Barn, Abergavenny. TO Let, Two Cottages and Gardens at PeDpergwm —Haines, The Bryn, Abergavenny. TO Let, The Tudor Arms. Abergavenny. Fully J. licensed house. Immediate possession can be rranged.-For further particulars apply to Facey and Son, Brewers, Abergavenny. TO Let, in large Farmhouse 6 or 7 nicely Furnished J. Rooms. Bathroom. Piano. Adjoining golf links. Fishing. H miles from town, and close to church and P.O.—Mrs. Davies, The Grove, Llanfoist. TO Let, Bay Cottage, with stable and workshop, Hereford Road, Abergavenny. Rent £ 26.— Apply, Young, Monmouth Road. TO Let, the dwelling part of No. 4, Frogmore- J- street.-Apply, Tomkins & Chadwick. TO be Let, Linden House, Monk Street, Aberga.. venny, containing reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, b. and c. bath, coach-house or motor garage, stables, side driving wav. Moderate rent.—Apply, Messrs- Hodgens & Cunliffe, Solicitors. TO be Let. for a term or by the year, Trinity Villa, TB&ker Street, containing drawing mom, dining- room and study, six bedrooms, bathroom (with h. and c. water), kitchen, back kitchen and pantry, large cellar, indoor and out-door W.C,'B, and every con- venience. All in perfect condition. Large garden. —Apply, H. G. Res tall, Town Hall. TO Let, at Ewyas (Harold;, Pontrilas, Modern House; 2 reception rooms good kitchen, back feitchen, pantry, larder, &c.; 7 bed-rooms, batb-room. w.c hot and cold water, garden. Station 1 mile, Chnrch and Post Office near. Rent ;C35.-Apply J. E. Mailes. LOWER GELLI, Llanvetherine, to Let, JLj with early possession. A good, con- venient and pleasantly situated house, with good garden and paddock, about one and a half acres, four and a half miles from Abergavenny, con- taining 4 bedrooms and box-room upstairs, with good commodious, light rooms down, and ex- cellent cellar, piggery, and large cut-house, with room over.—Apply to G. Jones, Victoria House, Abercarn, Mon. ilost or <s>trax>et>. -4- LOST, on fair day, bob tail Sheep Dog; short coat. L j black, white and tan answers to the name of Ben.—Powell, Purcgwyn, Llanvapley. LOST, from a field in Holywell Road, a Sheep, _Lj with acisaor-t mark on tail. Apply, Mrs. S. Denner, Cross Street. STRAYED, to Penybont, Llanbedr, a Wh,h Ewe and Lamb. If rot claimed within 14 days will be sold.—Charles D. Jones. JWtsccllaneoua 0_" ABERGAVENNY TRADESMEN'S & SHOP ASSISTANTS' EXCURSION TO LONDON THURSDAY, JUNE 17th, 1909. FARES One Day, 7s.; Three Days, 10a.; Five or Eight Days, 15s. 6d. Leave Abergavenny at 5.40 a.m. For return times see small bills. I Persons desiring to take advantage of this Ex- cursion should purchase their tickets before 12 noon on Tuesday, after which time the committee reserve the right of issuing any more. No tickets will be issued by the Railway Company. SEASON 1909. ? CARDIGAN ￼ A- v% 99 BY CARDIGAN COMET". Standing at ABERFRWDD MILL and RECTORY FARM, PENPERGWM, will Serve a few Mares at 30s. the Season. 10s. discount allowed for pay- ment before the end of August. Apply, ROBERT DAVIS, as above. — n-
I National Eisteddfod,1911. On Thursday next, the 17th inst., at the London Royal National Eisteddfod, the applica- tion of Abergavenny, Aberystwith and Car- marthen in regard to the National Eisteddfod for 1911, will be considered, and if there be any weight in numerously and infiuentially-signed memorials and in distinguished and representa- tive deputations, that of Abergavenny has a fair promise of success. The claims of Abergavenny are its intimate connection with the national institution, and its association with Welsh literature, music, art and industry. The memorial calls attention to the fact that no literary society hap done more for Welsh litera- ture than Cymreigyddion y Fenni. The eisteddfodau of that society were at one time considered the most brilliant in the Principality, and were also referred to as national events. The Cymreigyddion of 1848 was under the patronage of King Edward VII. (then Prince of Wales), and was known as the Roval Eisteddfod of Abergavenny, and these gatherings have been patronized by all the leading families of Mon- mouthshire and South Wrales. The memorial refers to the beautiful scenery by which the old town is surrounded, and the advantageous geographical position it occupies in relation to the enormous population in Monmouthshire and South Wales, and to the railway facilities which are afforded. It also points to the ample accommodation for visitors available in the town, and to the fact that the application is supported by resolutions from the governing bodies of the neighbouring towns in the counties of Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecon and Hereford. -6-
Brynmawr Police Court. I Monday,—Before Alderman Win. Roberts and Mr. James Bloor. ) DISMISSED.—Olive Mabel Prosser, single woman, Bailey-street, was summoned by Eliza- beth Davies, single woman, of Hitchmans'- court, for assault on May 15th. Dismissed. LICENSING OFFENCE.—Arthur John Ruck, Clydach Arms, Llanelly, was summoned for opening his licensed premises during prohibited hours on May 15th, and also for selling intoxi- cating liquors. Albert Pritchard and David Abraham, colliers, Llanelly, were summoned for being on the premises during prohibited hours. Mr. Hughes prosecuted on bciiali of the police, and Mr. D. G. iiar is defended. For the prosecution Mr. Hughes said that P.C. Evans visited the house just before closing time, and saw the men, Pritchard and Abrahams, there. At closing time he saw them leaving the house. At 12-15 p.m. he was opposite the house, and saw the door being opened by Ruck and Abrahams behind him. When Abrahams saw the constable he went back into the house. The constable went to the house, and in a room he saw Abra- hams sitting there. P.C. Evans asked him what he wanted there, but he made no reply. Ruck said that Abrahams was staying there. The constable then went to another part of the house and found Pritchard standing up at the bottom of the steps leading to the cellar at the back of the premises. The licensee sa'd that Pritchard was lodging in the house. Mr. Hughes pointed out that both men lived in the village, and it was a peculiar thing that they should both be lodging at the Clydach Arms at the same time.—P.C. Evans gave evidence in support of Mr. Hughes's statement, and said that after having found the men on the premises he returned to the taproom, and on the table found two pint measures and one glass. One of the pints was three parts full of beer. He called the landlord's attention to it, and he said, Yes, I have supplied them. Abrahams stayed at the house day and night until the following Tuesday, and Pritchard stayed there until the following (Monday week.Albert Pritchard, collier, Clydach, said that he was at the Clydach Arms. He left the ^011 se, and when he got Jiome he had a few words with his sister because his food was not ready. He returned to the Clydach Arms and he told Abrahams that he thought of asking the landlord if he could have a bed, and asked him if he would stay with him. He asked the landlord, and he agreed to let Abrahams and witness have a bed. They had some bread and cheese and beer for supper. He stayed at Clydach Arms for about ten nights.— By Mr. Hughes It was not often that he asked someone to stay with him when he wanted to lodge out. When he left the Clydach Arms at stop tap the landlord did not know that he intended staying there that night. They did not agree as to price of the bed. He had not paid Ruck for the bed yet, but he would do his best to pay him. No price had been arranged duirng the whole time he was there.—David Abrahams corroborated.—By Mr. Hughes The landlord told him on the Friday night what he would have to pay for staying there. The price was settled upon in the presence of Pritchard, and Pritchard agreed to pay 3s. 6d. a night. He had never stayed away from home before — Alfred John Ruck said that Pritchard was in his house on the night in question Pritchard and and Abrahams left the house at stop tap." Pritchard came to the house about a quarter to eleven, and asked if he and Abrahams could have a bed there.—Mrs. Ruck gave similar evidence.—Answering Mr. Hughes, she said that Abrahams asked what the charge of a bed would be, but no definite sum was mentioned.—Ruck was fined 40s. and costs, including advocate's fee, and Pritchard and Abrahams were each fined IOS. and costs.. DRUNKENNESS.— John Watkins, collier, Or- chard-street, Brynmawr, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on May 20th, and fined 5 s. and costs. MISBEHAVIOUR.—Wm. Cornick, collier, Nanty- glo, was charged with indecent behaviour on May 27th, and fined 5s. and costs. PTJGI I.ISTIC. --Samuel Britton, collier, Nanty- lo, was summoned for fighting at Brynmawr on May 10th. Fined 10s. and costs. PATERNITY.— James Jelly, of Nantyglo, collier, was summoned by Alice Hazell, single woman, Brynmawr, to show cause, &c. After hearing the evidence, the Bench made an order for 3s. 6d a week against defendant, for 14 years, and costs
Presentation of Colours to Monmouthshird Territorials. On Saturday next (10th inst.) our territorial soldiers are to be presented with Colours by the King, at Windsor Castle, and the following officers of our 3rd Battalion Mon. Rcgt. will attend :—Colour Party Lieut. O. W. D. Steel, 2nd-Lieut. R. O. Gardner, Colr.-Sergt. Gravenor, Colr.-Sergt. Gooder, Sergt. Coombes. Repre- sentative Party Colonel W. D. Steel, V.D. (Commanding), Surgeon-Col. Mason, V.D., Major P. B. Ford, Capt. and Adjt R. S. Gwynn, Captains Fawkener, Evans, Baker, Bishop, Jacob, 2nd-Lieut. Francis. In Waiting: 2nd- J ieut. Freeman, Sergt.-Major Fry, Colr.-Sergts. Butt, Williams, Price, Deacon Sergeants Reirdon, Pole, T. W. Roberts, Northam and Griffin. The parade will be in review order for all ranks.
-I V NANTYDERRY. I I OBITUARY.—We regret to nave to record the death of Mrs. W. E. Thomas, of the Refreshment Rooms, Nantyderry, which took place on Tuesday, June 8th, after a short illness, due in a great measure to the shock at losing her husband, who died on April 17th last, and whom she only survived by about seven weeks. Mrs. Thomas will be greatly missed in the locality. She had kept the refreshment rooms at Nantyderry for nearly 30 years, and was greatly respected.) The funeral will, we understand, take place on Mondav next, at 3 p.m. <*•
OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Gwillim, wife of Mr. Thomas Gwillim, Flannel-street, Abergavenny, who died, after a short illness, while on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Dover, at Brynmawr. The deceased was much beloved, her amiability and kindness being well known. The funeral left Brynmawr on Saturday morning last, reaching Abergavenny about 2 o'clock, where a large number of mourners had assembled from various places, and thence proceeded to Llangattock- juxta- Usk, where the interment took place. The Rev. Dr. Corner, rector, ofliciated., The following sent floral tributes.:—Husband, son, daughter, and son-in-law Grandchildren (Dorothy, Mabel, and George) Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jones, Cardiff Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, Llanelly Mrs. Griffiths, Weston-super-Mare Mrs. Henry Griffiths, Newport; Mrs. S. Huggett and family, Newport Mr. Fred Huggett, Mcrthvr Mrs. Havard and Miss Jones, Cardiff Mrs. Pritchard, Penpergwm Mrs. Agg, Pen- pergwm Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, Penpergwm •Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, Penpergwm Mr. and Mrs. F. Morgan, Flannel-street, Abergavenny Miss Guiliford, Abergavenny; Mrs. Morris, Goytrey. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messr. Geo. Evans & Son, Stan- hope-street. .&.
irt, Sarraps Deaths. DEATHS. i Michael.—In loving memory of our dear little Daisy, who died June 10th, 1907. Two years have gone, And yet we miss her- Never will her memory fade; Loving thoughts for ever linger Round the spot where she is laid, In loving memorv of Arthur Bernard Charles the beloved son of A. ft J. Oh arl who passed awav on June I I 3rd, 1909. The flower fadeth." I -6.
Motor Crash at Monmouth. I CAR WRECKED AND PASSENGERS I INJURED. 1 r At Monmouth on Sunday, oetween nve anu six o'clock, a car belonging to the Monmouth Motor Car Co., was being driven down Monnow street by one of the company's employees, named Assinger. Also in the car were a youth named Lawson, employed by the company, and Mr. Peach, of Raglan. Ascending the slight A d ii?e, the hill leading to the tower on Monnow Bridge, the car. according to; witnesses, skidded and dashed with great force into the wall of the tower. Mr. Peach was thrown right over the screen, and was badly cut about the back of the neck. Assinger Assinjer was also cut about the face, and Lawson received minor injuries. Assistance was soon at hand, and the injuredtman was medically attended to. Mr. Peach was also suffering from bad shock, and the wound at the back of his head bled profusely. Assinjer had a serious wound on the left side of the face. The car was a complete wreck, and had to be towed back to the works in Priory-street.
¡ Ex-Ticket-Col'ector R. Day's TestimoniaL Will the subscribers kindlv note tha*. the Preeenta- t'on to Mr. R. Ditv will take place at the L and N.W. Railway Institute, at 8 p.m., on Saturday. 12th Juue. Mr. J. A. FiudJiy iiaa very kindly consented to mako, the presentation. -=--
"CONSTANT READEK. —Tae last horse races at Abergaveuny took placc on the Till and 8th of April, 1S99.
( Abergavenny Market. I TUESDAY, JUNE cSTH, 1909. I Eggs 14 for is. Butter: is. to is. 3d. per roo Fowls 4s. 6d. to 7s. 6d. per pr. Ducks 5s. 6d. to 7s. rd. per pair. Cherries: :;s 6d to 7s 6d per half-bushel or 5d to 6d per 1b Strawberries English, I s per lb. Gooseberries: rd. to is. per quarter (7lbs.) Cucumbers 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. per doz. Potatoes Jerseys—8s/ 6d. to 10. 6d. per cwt. Cabbages iod. to is. 6d. per doz. t Carrots (young) 8 bunches for is. < Turnips (i-oung) in bunches for is. r '1 Radishes: 30 bunches for IS. ¡-. ,I
SUICIDE NEAR PENPERGWM. An inquest was held on Wednesday evening at the King of Prussia, by Mr. C. Dauncey (deputy coroner), and a jury of which Mr. W. E. Matthews, J.P., was the forethan, as to the death of Thomas Price, aged 40 years, a farm labourer, who had been in the employ of Mr. Henry Williams, Great House, Llanfihangel-nigh-Usk, and whose body had been found hanging from a tree in a wood near the house. Mrs. Gertrude Griffiths, wife of Geo. Griffiths, Great House cottages, Llanvihangel, said she had known the deceased for about 12 months, and had looked after his little boy, the only child he had, and who died just before Whitsun- tide. His wife had died about three months previously to going into that neighbourhood. After the death of the little boy, the deceased said he had nobody to live for in the world. He was generally a fairly cheerful man, but since the death of the child he seemed dull and desponding. Mr. Henry Williams, Great House Farm, said the deceased had been in his employ for about 14 months. He came from near Bromyard. He was a sober, industrious man, and witness had never seen him the worse for drink. He was a quiet man. Witness last saw him alive at about 7 o'clock on Friday morning, when he was carrying some food for a couple of calves. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon witness saw the body hanging from a tree in the wood near the house, by a doubled cord. He must have climbed up the tree, adjusted the cord, and then let himself down after tying the cord round his neck. He was quite cold and stiff when found. John Howard, agricultural labourer, employed at Great House Farm, said. he missed the deceased at the mid-day meal, and went to look for him. Mr. William. called witness, and he saw the body of the deceased hanging from a tree, and he cut it down. A verdict of Suicide whilst temporarily insane was returned.
Blaenavon Police Court. I Tuesdav -Botore Messrs. t. v\ nice (-a tne I rhairV and H. M. Davies. UNPROTECTED FIRE FIRST OFFEXCE rXDER THE I CHILDREN ACT. Sidney Burridge, a labourer, of Blaenavon, was summoned under the Children Act for allowing his child, who is under seven years of age, to be in a room containing a lire which was not protected, thereby causing the child to be seriously burned, on May 8-cii.-P.C. Conway said he was called to the defendant's house, where he saw a child whose hands were very badly burned. Its mother stated that it had fallen r.gainsf the grate.—Sergt. Jones produced the depositions taken at the inquest held on the body of the child, in which the father admitted there was no fireguard. The mother dressed the child's injuries, and on the 12th a doctor was called in. The child died the same day. 1 he jury returned a verdict of Death from misad- venture caused by burns, the father having neglected to provide a fireguard."—Defendant said he went for the doctor when the accident occurred, but he refused to come.—The Chairman pointed out that the defendant was liable to a fine of -fio, but as this was the first case of the kind which had been before that Court, he would be fined 40s. CHARGES AGAINST A LICBNCEE -Mary A. Evans, of the New Railway Inn, Blaenavon, was summoned for permitting gaming with cards on her licensed premisesonMay i'8th. She was further charged with permitting drunkenness on June 2nd. Mr. E. L. Lyne appeared to prosecute, and Mr. E. Bevan Thomas, of Fern- dale, was for the defendant.—P.S. Arundel said that at 10.45 a.m. on May 18th, together with P.C. Evans, he visited the premises. As they entered the doorway they heard a jingling of coins, and upon pushing open the taproom door saw four men playing cards at a table. Each man had cards in his hand, and there were little piles of money before them. He should think there would be 12S. or 13s. As the officers entered the men hastily gathered up the coins and threw the cards upon the table. Witness took them up and found that the game being played was All Fours. There were three or four other people in the room, but they were taking no part in the game. Witness called at the bar, and a potman named Purcell appeared. When he saw the officers he called out, Play away, boys, they can't touch you." In reply to witness Purcell said the landlady was in bed. In two or three minutes she appeared, and when ques- tioned, said she knew nothing about the gaming. —Mrs. Evans, in the witness box, said she was not well on May 18th. She went to bed. The charwoman came upstairs and told her the police were downstairs. She had done all she could to suppress gambling. A card stating gambling was prohibited was hung in a prominent place.—Edwin Meredith said he was playing cards with a friend for pastime. They were neither gaming for money or drinks. When the con- stables came in one of them took the pack of cards from his hand. He was shuffling them at the time. There was no money on the table. When spoken to the sergeant told witness to shut his mouth."—Thomas Howes, who was playing with the last witness, corroborated, and said they were playing for the pleasure of the game, and had nothing staked.— George Purcell also gave evidence. He stated that he saw no cards on the table. At the request of the sergeant he sent for Mrs. Evans, who was in bed.—Albert Morgan said he was present, and saw Meredith and Howes playing for pastime. Witness took no part in the game.—-The magis- trates retired, and after 10 minutes absence the Chairman announced that there appeared to be a doubt as to the presence of money. The de- fendant would be given the benefit of the doubt, and the case would be dismissed.—Defendant pleaded not guilty to the second charge, which was also dismissed.
THANKS. I Mr. T. Gwillim and family wish to return sincere thanks to their numerous friends for kindness shown and floral tributes received, in their recent sad bereavement. i
f Crickhowell Harriers. The annual puppy show in connection with the Crickhowell Harriers was held on Thursday at the kennels, in the presence of a large number of spectators. The judges were the Duke of Beaufort and Mr. Robert Vicary, of Newton Abbott, Devon, whose decisions gave every satisfaction. Awards :— Dogs.-ist, Challenger," walked by Mr. Lewis, Pentwyn, Llanbedr; 2nd, Viceroy," walked by Mr. A. Stacey, Neuadd, Llanbedr. 3rd, Rockwood," walked by Mrs. Hadley, Tycunvin.. Bitches.-ist and silver cup for best hound in both classes, Matchless," walked by Mr. Isaac, Dolfawr, Cwmdu 2nd, Merry Lass," walked bv Mr. lames Powell. Penkille. Llan- gattock 3rd, Rally," walked by Mr. Lewis, Red Hart, Llanbedr 4th, Victory," walked by Mr. C. H. Martin, The Hill, Abergavenny. THE DINNER. The dinner was held after the show, at the Bear Hotel, where a large company sat down to an excellent repast prepared by Hostess Aber- nethy. Those present included the Duke of Beaufort, Mr. C. S. De Winton, Brecon Mr. David Jones, Master of the Gelligaer Plounds and Mr. Robert Vic?ry. Mr. E. Pirie Gordon, Master of the Crickhowell Harriers, presided. After the loyal toasts had been honoured, The Chairman gave "The health of the puppy walkers," coupling with the toast the name of Mr. Isaac, Dolfawr, walker of the champion hound. Mr. Gordon said the harrieis could not get on without the help of the puppy walkers, and he complimented them on the way they sent the hounds in. The champion hound was in excellent condition. Mr. Isaac briefly responded. He felt proud of having carried off the cup which he held in his hand. He proposed The health of the Judges," coupling with the toast the names of the Duke of Beaufort and Mr. Robert Vicary. The Duke of Beaufort had quite an ovation on rising to respond. He expressed his pleasure at being present, ana in Demg a Die to taKe part in the puppy show. The hounds were all in good condition, and had been well walked, but he should have liked to have seen more bitches. However, that W2S not the fault of the walkers, as he understood distemper had been prevalent. Referring to the pack, His Grace spoke in high terms of its condition. Lord Worcester and his Grace's two daughters much njoyed the visit of the pack to Badminton last year, and he hoped to have the pack there again during the coming season, if they could be spared for a fortnight during the Christmas holidays. (Loud applause). Mr. Vicary also responded. He paid a high tribute to the late Mr. J. A. Doyle, who was one of his old cherishedfriends, and said that the best way to commemorate his memory was to continue the Crickhowell Harriers. (Applause). As to the young entries there was still plenty of room for improvement, and he hoped they would do all in their power to raise the pack to a high standard. It was not always desirable to be at the top of the tree, but when they were climbing there was always something to aim for, I and it was pleasant to look forward to improve- ment. (Hear, hear). He gave The health of the farmers," who, he said, were the salt of the earth. He himself had been master of a pack of hounds, and found that farmers were the most kind, generous and open-hearted men he had ever met. He coupled with the toast the name of Mr. Roger Howells. Mr. Roger Howells briefly returned thanks, and gave The health of the Master," who took such a great interest in the Harriers. (Hear, hear.) Mr. E. P. Gordon, in reply, said the stock of hounds had improved. They started the season well, and continued to do well up to the be- ginning of February, but from the 6th of Febru- ary they did not kill. Up to date, 42 hares were accounted for, which did not, however, beat the record, which was 48, but it established a record in that on each of the first F) consecutive meets they killed. (Applause). Other toast followed. •
-'V' CRICKHOWELL. OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Gwladys, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, of the village, Lian-gattock, which took place after a painful illness. Mr. Williams was at one time well known on the running track, and played for the now defunct Crickhowell Rugby Club in its palmiest days. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved p.arents. TARIFF PREFORM.—Mr. H. Longstaff, of Cardiff. addressed an open-air meeting in the town square on Thursday evening, on 'tariff reform. Capt. Cholmondeley presided. A number of questions were put. and, judging by the temper of some of the listeners, there is plenty of room for more light on this burning question.
Uangatiock Lingoed. I I SCHOOL IREAT.—On lhursctay, tne 3rd inst., the Rev. G. B. Jones and Mrs. Jones gave their annual treat to the scholars attending the James Davies' C E School, and also to the members of the choir and Sunday school An excellent tea was provided in the schoolroom by Mrs. Jones, who was assisted by several ladies of the neighbourhood. Sports were also provided for the children in the glebe field, and a very pleasant evening was spent. On returning to. the schoolroom, refreshments were again pro- vided, and each child was presented with a beautiful book, presented, on behalf of the managers of the school by Mr. Warren Davies, who proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Vicar and Mrs. Jones, to the teachers, and all who assisted in making this annual event so successful and enjoyable. Jk.
Brynmawr. CRICKET.—There was a large number of spectators to witness the game between the Celts and Blaina United. The visitors are a strong side, and were expected to win somewhat easilv. The Celts began badly, and half the wickets fell for as many runs. Lewis, W. Davies and Jim Evans, however, improved matters, and the score realised 34—a small total, but much larger than it one time seemed probable. Blaina began in disastrous fashion, two wickets, falling for no runs, Roberts effecting a capital catch on JYianoney s Downng. rour wicuets were down for eight runs, but Price hit out, and runs came rapidly. He was missed by D. Lyddon, and again in the slips, while <W. Davies never tried to get to an apparently easy catch. These blunders gave Blaina the game, and they won by some half-dozen runs. Rees, as wicket keeper is inferior to D. Lyddon, and why he is preferred to the latter is incomprehensible. At the recreation ground bad fielding lost the Town 2nd XI. the game against Tredegar Reserves, the visitors winning by some 60 runs to 31. The Premier XI. were unfortunate enough to have to go to Blaina without their pro., Turner, and J. Dunn. Blaina are one of the finest teams in the Western Valleys, as witness their victories over Beaufort and Abertillery, yet they only vanquished Brynmawr by 17 runs, the scores being Blaina, 67 Brynmawr, 50. It was a very creditable display on the part of the visitors. ANNIVERSARY.—The Bailey Street Congrega- tional Church held their Sunday School Anni- versary services on Sunday at the Market Hall. In the morning and afternoon, solos, recitations, duetts, etc., were well rendered by the scholars, and in the evening the cantata, Esther," was given by the choir and friends conducted by Mr. Samuel Jones to considerably over 800 people. The singing was very bright, and conductor and choir deserve every credit. The solists Miss Maud Jones, Miss Bessie Weale, Miss Carrie Jones, Mr. Albert Parry, Air. Ben Davies, and Mr. W. T. Angel all sang well. The pastor of Bailey street, the Rev. J. W. Davies presided, at the evening service. Collections were made in aid of the building funds of the church, the re-opening of which, we understand, will take place in a week or so, when well-known ministers are expected to officiate, ANN--IVERSARY. -Anniversary services were held at the Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday. The services took the form of solos, duetts, recitations, &c., and were very well attended. An anthem was ably rendered by the choir. Mr. J. Calloway officiated during the day, and collections were made in aid of the school funds. SUDDEN DEATH.—The death occurred, with tragic suddenness, on Sundav morning, of Mr John Baugh, of the Intermediate School Road. Deceased, it is said, went out for a short walk before breakfast, and on returning expired almost immediately. Mr. Baugh, who was a young man. leaves a widow and several children to mourn their loss. Of a very quiet disposition, lie was highly respected in the locality. He was a member of Rehoboth Congregational Church, and a faithful attendant. CANTATA.—" The Light of the Gentiles was the title of a cantata given by the Nantyglo school choir and friends at Rehoboth Ccrgrega- tional Church on Monday evening. Mr. Thomas Price conducted. The service was preceded by a well-attended tea.
I North Monmouthshire Conservative I Association. I The annual meeting of the North Monmouth- shire Conservative Association was held at the I newly opened Conservative Club in James- street, Blaenavon, on Saturday afternoon. The chair was taken by Lord Llangattock, who was supported by Messrs. R. W. Kennard, J.P., A. A. Williams, J.P., Codrington Crawshay, J.P., Col. Wheeley, vJ?t.-Col. D. E. Williams, Mr. Isaac Butler, and other prominent leaders in the Conservative cause. In opening the meeting, his Lordship said how delighted he was to see such a large meeting it was the largest he had been to for an annual meeting for the last twenty years. He was also delighted to see that as they approached the battle the enthusiasm of their members was becoming greater. He congratulated them heartily on their new Club, and he hoped it would put new spirit into the members of that Division. (Cheers). He hoped they would have three or four hundred members before long. He noticed several things needed to be done, especially that the billiard room wantei seats, and he would like to have the pleasure of giving a sum of money for that purpose. (Applause). The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved, and arising out of the correspondence the question of the candidature was brought up. Mr. A. A. Williams was called upon to explain, and said that they knew that for some consider- able time past they had been considering the selection of a candidate for North Monmouth- shire, and they had hoped that they had secured such a candidate in Mr. Lewis Morgan, of Cardiff, and, indeed, until quite recently he was looked upon as the prospective candidate for North Monmouthshire. Apparently he had been ap- proached by another constituency, and he (the speaker) thought Mr. Morgan considered his chances greater there than they would be in North Monmouthshire. He had received a letter from Mr. Morgan in which he distinctly withdrew from the position of candidate. Mr. Isaac Butler said that he was sorry for that decision. They invited !%Ir. -Ilorgan some time ago to address them on general matters, and were very much pleased with him. He' however, knew his own business best, and no, thev would have to look out for another candi- date. Lt.-Col. Williams read the treasurer's account, which showed that they started the year with a balance in hand of £ 140 3s. 4d. The annual subscriptions amounted to ^289 3s. 6d., and other subscriptions £ 34. 14s., making a total receipts of t4().+ os. md. The total of the ex- penses came to £ 365 17s. sd., leaving £ 98 3s. rd. in hand. The treasurer explained that he had struck his balance at March 31st, and he had received several amounts shortly afterwards. They received £ 30 19s., which were arrears of subscriptions, and £ 20 17s. 6d. polling district subscriptions. They had also received from the sat-Ligents IOS., and, therefore, the amount in hand really was about £ 140 and not £ 98. They had spent more money during the year and had collected more. The subscriptions last year amounted to £ 316 iSs., and the year under review £ 341. The agent read the 24th annual report, in which pleasure was expressed at the result of the Revision Court in September, and the increased interest taken in registration work by the secre- taries and sub-agents, as well as by the polling district associations, which contributed much to place the agent in a better position for obtaining more reliable information as to claims and ob- jections than in previous years.. After speaking of the work done, such as the van campaign, etc., the report went 0:1 to say that the bye-elections continued to condemn the present Government, and proved that Radical legislation and the attacks upon the House of Lords did not meet with the approval of the majority of the people of this country. The Chairman moved the adoptions of these reports, and Mr. R. W. Kennard, in seconding, referred to the starting of the new Club in Blaen- avon, and hopd it would thrive. They would have to fight hard in North Monmouthshire, and they should all put their shoulders to the wheel I to convince their fellow workingmeu, especially in Blaenavon, and the hill districts, that it was to be a fight which must be won tor the Unionist cause on what they considered the base acts of plund r on the part of the present Government. He said plunder because they were all hit very badly bv this Radical legislation, and they had to fight against it. The men of North I Monmouthshire must work hard for the cause of Unionism and Patriotism and not let Socialism break in amongst them. The motion was carried unanimously. A vote of thanks to the officers, viz.. President, Lord Llangattock chairman, Mr J C. Han- burv vice-chairman, Mr. A. A. -illiams Mr. R. \Y. Kennard, and Lt.-Col. D. E. Williams, was proposed bv Mr. C. Crawshay and seconded by I Mr. F. H. Davies. was carried. In returning thanks, the Chairman said that politics had never been in such a deplorable state j as at the present time. He ventured to say that thev were suffering now from the disastrous verdict given by the country three years ago. Although the bye-elections demonstrated that the policv of His Majesty's Government was against the wishes of the people, yet the over- whelming majority of the House of Commons enabled "them to pass whatever infamous pro- posals they wished. Their socialistic legislation promised to lower the country financially and otherwise in the estimation of the whole world, and was causing the greatest alarm, not only in our own island but throughout our colonial possessions. Mr. H. C. Steel proposed that the whole r)f the officers should be re-elected, which was seconded by Mr. J. 0. Taylor and carried nam. ron. Mr. Isaa^ Butler moved the following rcs ilu- tion :—" That this meeting of the North Mon- mouthshire Conservative Association, at annual meeting assembled, desires to express to its renowned leader, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, its satisfaction with the action he has taken in bringing to the attention of the nation of the totally inadequate provision proposed by the Government for the defence of the country. It further declares that the Socialistic doctrine with regard to taxation deters the employment of capital, cramps industrial enterprise, and em- phasises the commercial depression, which, together with our fiscal system, are the main causes of the large amount of unemployment now prevalent. We are assured that it a well considered policy of fiscal reform were carried out, trade would be stimulated and profitable employment found for many of those now out of work. This was seconded by Mr. T. C. Wmstone, and carried. In responding to the usual vote of thanks, the Chairman (Lord Llangattock) intimated that he would subscribe £ 50 toward furnishing the billiard room with seats. I This was, received with applause. ▲
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I Viscount Tredegar a Freeman of Newport Newport was en fete on Wednesday on the occasion of the conferring of the freedom of the Borough on Lord Tredegar. The proceedings were marked with the utmost enthusiasm, and t was manifest that his Lordship is held in the greatest reverence and esteem by ali classes. The ceremony took place at the Central Hall, and was witnessed by an audience representing all sections of society in this and the adjoining counties. In making the presentation of the casket containing the script, the Mayor of Newport, Councillor Graham White, said :— he regarded it as a high honour that during his year of office as chief magistrate he had the privilege of taking part in that important and interesting ceremony—a ceremony unique in the memory of the oldest inhabitant of the town- (cheers)—and he felt sure that no public function at which it might be his duty to preside would meet with more hearty approval from the citizens of Newport than the one they had met that day to consummate by presenting the honorary freedom of the borough of Newport to his Lordship. (Loud cheers). It was the highest honour which lay in their power to confer, and in honouring his Lordship they were honour- ing themselves. (Cheers). Proceeding, the Mayor outlined the long and close connection which had existed for many years past between the house of Morgan and the municipal life of Newport. The first of these records was in the reign of James 1. But quite apart from these past connections his Lordship's qualifications for this distinction were undoubted. (Cheers). He had honourably served his country when as Captain Godfrey Morgan he passed through that memorable campaign in the Crimea—(cheers)— and Newport was proud to remember him as one of that gallant and devoted 6oo-the Death or Glory Boys—who on the 25th October, 1854, with a fiery determination which nothing could stop, made that heroic charge against the Russian guns at Balaclava. (Loud cheers). .L,-ora ireaeg-ir was one wno went through that valley of death against overwhelming odds, and had survived to prove the truth of the poet's words Not once nor twice in our rough island's story The path of duty wa;, the way to glory." Returning home Lord Tredegar had found another way of honourable service, sitting from 1858 to 1875 1:1 the House of Commons, and in the latter year he succeeded his father in the title. As a country gentleman and landowner Lord Tredegar had lived to earn the respect and esteem of all sorts and conditions of men. (Cheers). He had given splendid encourage- ment to agriculture, and his show was famous throughout the country. Paying a tribute to Lord Tredegar's work in connection with the Newport Docks, the speaker said that the position of the Vskside town that day was largely due to his enterprise and to those whom ,)r; .ie and to those whom he had gathered around him in that huge business concern. (Cheers). His Lordship had also given very substantial public benefactions. (Cheers). They gratefully recall_d his gift of the sites of the Bellevue Park. the Newport and County Hospital, and the Stow Hill Alms Houses. (Cheers). Only such a man as Lord Tredegar could realhr appreciate how great were the demands upon one generously disposed, but whether they went to him for the South Wales and Tor, ir-outh sliire University College or whether it was a humble Sunday school scholar appealing to him on behalf of a Sunday school treat they found him equally thoughtful and considerate. (Cheers). At the age of 78 they found his Lordship noted for a rare gift of rich humour—(cheers)—the effect partly no doubt of looking on the bright side of things, for hope- fulness and that generous sympatliv so char- acteristic of youth, and to these virtues were added the ripe judgment which years of ex- perience brought. (Cheers). It must be to him the greatest satisfaction that his relations with Newport had brought his Lord sir p universal regard, esteem, and affection, and it was a fact that those who knew him best esteemed him the most. (Cheers). He asked his Lordship to accept the honorary freedom and that casket, and they all trusted that under the blessing of Almighty God he would long live to bear without reproach the grand old name of gentle- man." (Loud cheers). LORD TREDEGAR'r- REPLY. Viscount Tredegar said he must fall hack upon the old remark that he really could not find words to express the gratitude he felt. Lord Rosebery in that recent speech of his had said he felt he could best say all he had to say in two words, and he (Lord Tredegar) felt that all he had to say he could say in the words, Thanks, Mr. Mayor He felt, however, after becoming the recipient of that beautiful casket it would ill become him to be so briei. To be presented with the freedom of a borough was the greatest honour that a citizen coukl receive, and in this case it was intensified considerably by his being the first upon whom it had been conferred. He had one advantage from that, and it was that they could not compare him to his disadvantage with other people. 'Laughter). Thev could not say, Look at Lord This, or Mr. That, or Admiral So-and-so—what a splendid fellow he was, and how do you compare with him ?" (Loud laughter). He did not suppose it was possible for anyone to make a more charming speech on the character and occupation of the recipient than their Mayor had made that after- noon. The only painful part about it was that o o-, i The on'?, he (Lord Tredegar) was present to listen to it. (Laughter). Their kindness that day had proved that there was a mistake even in Scripture which said, A prophet hath no honour in his own country." (Laughter). There was an historical fact which he recalled-he was not strong on history, though he studied it a good deal—in which a iady went to a great personage to ask a favour. She was asked what she had done to merit it. and her reply was, I have dwelt among my own people." (Cheers). That in fact, was really the only claim that he could lay to the honour they had conferred upon him. (No, no.) He liked living amongst his o.n people. (Cheers). Lord Beaconsfield—if they didn't mind his alluding to hiin-siid that self is the only person that you know nothing about. A man was supposed to have three characters- the one he gave himself, the one his friends gave him, and thirdly what he really was. He (the speaker) was going to add another, and that was the opinion 01 the man in the street. (Laughter). The man in the street was a sort of myth, but he was always supposed to be the bald-headed man at the back of the omnibus. (Loud laughter) What his opinion of him was he did not know. but he thought he could judge pretty well from that gathering and the compliments that the Mayor had paid to him. He was afraid he had thrown a lot of work on their Mayor during the past few weeks. There was no subject in the world that a Mayor was not expected to know all about, he was supposed to know all about every distinct form of religion and science, every game, every sport from pitch and toss to golf- (laughter)-and was supposed to be able to make a speech about anything, and he thought that in this respect their present Mavor could do as well as anybody. (Cheers). The Chan- cellor of the Exchequer—" Oh don't be afraid remarked his Lordship—had recently been saying that he had been the recipient of many freedoms, but that he did not know what good they would be to him. He (Lord Tredegar) could not help thinking that the freedom of Newport was something that should make him go straight on in the course which he had pursued and which they seemed to think was riCYht. (Loud cheers). He was told sometimes bv those who thought a lot about him that he was doing too much, and that at his time of life he should not be going about making speeches, such as they were. It always comes to me," added his Lordship with just a ring of pathos in his voice, work while there is time, for the day cometh when no man can work." It was difficult tD say how soon the time would come.