fealtz top Auction. FAIR DAY, MONDAY, MAY 15TH. JAMES STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK tj will conduct their usual HORSE SALE on the above date, together with the usual entries of Carriages, Harness, etc. Amongst the entries are several excellent Tip Carts and (I Cart Gears, the property of a local farmer. e Sale at 11.30. Further entries solicited. e IMPORTANT SALE OF MOTOR CARS. g 1 ABERGAVENNY FAIR DAY, MONDAY, E I WAY 15Til. t f "TAMES STRAKER (I'.A.I.), SON & CHAD- ei WICK (F.A.I.) are favoured within struc- 2 tions from an Officer on Active Service, and < another client about to join H.M. Forces, to ( Sell by Auction, in the CATTLE MARKET, their ti excellent MOTOR CARS, including a 2-seater t Star," with Dickie seat, 7/9 h.p. 4-seater 1913 Humber," 14 h p. excellent 1914 four- 1 seater "Overland," 20 b.p.; also 1914 four- seater Ford Car. t Sale at 11.30. 1 NOTE-—The above Cars will be in the Market i at 10 o'clock on morning of sale, for inspection and trial, while the Auctioneers have pleasure in ( stating that they are all in perfect condition, and will be sold, under the circumstances, practically ] without reserve. ] Conditions Cash on delivery. HENTON HOUSE, MONK STREET. 3 THURSDAY, MAY 18TH. Tlll'RSI)AV, ?NIAV ISTH. 1 JAMES STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK. J tj are favoured with instructions from Mrs. 1 Morgan, who is leaving, to conduct an important Sale of 4 HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS « including the part Furnishings of the above < residence, which arc all in capital order and condition. Further particulars later and in sale posters. 1 ABERGAVENNY CATTLE MARKET. < MONDAY. MAY 15TII, 1916. m R. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., will i n. Sell by Auction as above, at 12 o'clock precisely, a Special Consignment of 8 Well-bred 3-yr.-0ltf HEREFORD BULLOCKS, the property I of the Rev. John Rees, Llanvihangel Gobion. 1 Auctioneer's Offices Abergavenny. PRELIMINARY. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., has L been instructed to Sell by Auction On TUESDAY, JUNE 13th, 1916, The Excellent FREEHOLD FARM known as LLWYNGWYN FARM situate about three miles from Abergavenny and close to Llanvihangel Crucorney Station on the G.W.R., and containing in all an Acreage of 138 Acres or thereabouts. j Details in future advertisements. V Vendor's Solicitors MESSRS. GABB AND WALFORD, Solicitors, Abergavenny. MAESYFELIN FARM, GOVILON. Three minutes' walk from Govilon, L. & N.W.R. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., has J L been instructed by Mr. Albert Davies to Sell by Auction, as above, On FRIDAY, 12th MAY, 1916, At 5 p.m. preciselv, the whole of the GRASS KEEP Comprising 29} Acres of Capital Pasture, Meadow and Orcharding. For further particulars apply to the Auc- tioneer, Lion Street, Abergavenny. LOWER HOUSE FARI, WALTERSTONE. I miles from Pandy, G.W.R. "fc X R. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., has .IV* received instructions from Colonel Sir Reginald Rankin, Bart., to Let by Public Auction, as above, On THURSDAY, MAY nth, I')It, The whole of the GRASS KEEP Comprising 170 Acres or thereabouts of Choice Meadow, Pasture Land and Orcharding. Sale at 2 p.m precisely. rx For further particulars apply to the Auc- tioneer, Lion Street, Abergavenny. THE RHELD FARM, CRICKHOWELL, Within jo minutes' walk of the Town. Highly Attractive Sale of 100 Couples of Shropshire and Mountain Ewes and Lambs iS HEAD OF HEREFORD and SHORTHORN CATTLE, 2 HORSES, a large assortment of IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY, HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, and the LETTING of the whole of the excellent Uskside MEADOW and PASTURE LAND. MESSRS. MILLER, POWELL and CO. (F.A.I.) have received instructions from Mr. Geo. Addis, who is leaving the farm, to Sell by Public Auction, at the above place, on THURSDAY, the nth MAY, 1916, the whole of the STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, &c., as follows :— SHEEP—70 couples of excellent Shropshire Ewes and Lambs, 30 couples of young Mountain Ewes with Lambs, 8 dry Ewes, i grand Yearling Shropshire Ram CATTLE.— 3 Shorthorn Yearling Heifers, 3 Hereford Yearling Heifers, 3 Hereford Yearling Steers, 2 Hereford Cows with Calves at foot, I barren Hereford Cow in milk, 2 do. Heifers (very fresh), 1 grand Hereford Heifer (due to calve), 2 two-year-old Steers. HORSES-Excellent Shire Mare, S years old, due to foal, Half-bred Mare. IMPLEMENTS. Mower and Reaper com- bined, Tedder, Horse Rake, Waggon (equal to new), Broad-wheel Cart, Tip Gambo with dripples. Spring Market Cart, Governess Car (complete), Double Turnip Drill, Roll, Wheel Plough, Mooter. Harrows, Chain Harrows, Cultivator, Scnffler, 2 Chaff Cutters, Horse Gearing, Turnip Cutter, Sheep Racks and Troughs, Winnower, Cake Crusher, Weighing Machine, Rick Cloth, Cart Cover, Ladders, 3 dozen Iron Hurdles, Barbed WTire, Netting, Casks, Sacks, Pig Troughs, Shearing Benches, Corrugated Sheets, &c., &c. HARNESS.— 1 set Long Harness, 2 sets Shaft do., G O. set, sets of Trap Harness, Collars, Bridles, Saddles, Rugs, Lamps, Cushions, &c., &c. DAIRY UTENSILS.- Cheese Press, Churn, Milk Pans, Mangle, &C., &c. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.—Oak Dresser with two glass cupboards, Corner Cupboard, Table with two drawers, Large Cupboard with 3 shelves and 3 drawers, Barometer, Arm Chair, Kitchen Chairs, Clock, Feather Bed, &c., &c. GRASS LETTING.-71 Acres of Excellent Meadow and Pasture Land will be Let from the day of sale to the 30th November, 1916, with water in e-,ery lot and a caretaker to look after the stock. Luncheon at 12.30. Sale to commence with the Implements at 2 o'clock to the minute. I N.B. — The Auctioneers beg to call the atten- tion of farmers and butchers to the above Sale. The flock comprises an excellent lot of Ewes and Lambs. A number of the Lambs were yeaned early and are fit to slaughter. The cattle are young and in good condition the horses are perfectly quiet, and the Implements, a large number of which have not been mentioned, are in good condition. I Castle Street, Brecon, May 1st, 1910. 4' t' t'i. t" tJ II It'; ('t U' N.. iFUsctllar.eous The Mayor of Abergavenny's Fund FOR THE BENEFiT OF LOCAL MEN irresoecitve of what Regiment they belong to) WHO GAIN DISTINCTIONS IN THE PRESENT EUROPEAN WAR. SUBSCRIPTIONS are invited from Residents of the Borough and immediate neighbourhood for the above Fund, which is to be used for recognising the honours brought to the Town by these Gallant Soldiers. Cheques may be sent to His Worship the Mayor (Alderman Z. Wheatley, J.P.), Town Hall, Abergavenny or the undersigned. WM. H. HOPWOOD, ) Town Hall, Abergavenny, Town Clerk. ? ? Town Hall, Aber?avenny, Town Clerk. May 5th, 1916. laaatiteU. WANTED, Plain Needlework. -,Ars. Jaine, 7, VV Queen Street. TVTV RANTED, Situation for Girl, just left school.- D., Chronicle Office. WANTED, young Girl. 14-16 for Hous..work.- W Apply, W., Chronicle Office. Wr ANTED, for house duties, two mornings W weekly, Charwoman or useful Girl. Reply to A.B.C., Chronicle Office. GOOD Doners required -Apply, Lily white Hand G Laundry, Mill Street. rIHE India and Chinst Tea Co. rf quire a young JL Lady for the Confectionery Dept aged about 18 IO.-Apply, Manager. YOUNG Lady; tall, intelligent, for Shop and JL Office.-Apply, in fir-t instance, by letter, E. Howard Davies & Co., House Furnishers, Aberga- venny. GOOD General wanted, from 16 to 20. Mrs. vT Pritchard, Pembroke Villa, Merthyr Road, Abergavenny. PifiNPLllGWM. Wauted, for Llangattock Church, Organist for Sunday evenings; small American organ.-Apply, by letter, to the itector. iVtV /ANTED, at ouce, txperienced General; plain W cookiug; two in family. Wiljiams, St. Arvans, Abergavenny. WANTED, Geneial Workman on Farm, or ￼ strong Boy, ab!e to Plough or willing to karn.—Apply, Jones, Pant, Llauellen, Abergavenny. W A LNTED, a Man to Work on the Cricket Field for two hoars each evening, for a sbort time. Apply, F. R. Britton, Barclay's Bank, Frogmore Street. WANTED, at once, good General Servant for W Farmhouse; washing; references required.- Apply, F. H., Chronicle Office. WANTED, single Woman to look after old W person and house in country; good home; state particulars.—Address, Box 18, Chronicle Office. St. WANTED a General Workman; good cottage W and garden. Apply, John J. Vaaghan, Estate Office, Coldbrook, Abergavenny. WANTED, DresHmaking at home or at ladieB' W houses.—Apply, M., Chronicle Office. W ANTED, Yuntsw Man, ineligiole, as Workman W Waggoner; must be able to make ricks and thatch.—Apply, with references, to Thomas Lewis, Church Farm, Gilwern. Y\7 ANTED, a Woman for light garden work, two or three days per week.—Williams, 27, Park Street. WANTED, a general Farm Workman; one used V" to self binder.—Lewis & Sons, Hendre, Llan- over. o II TANTED, temporary Gardener, not eligible for VV th- army, at the Monmouthshire Asylum, Abergavenny. Wages 23s. 6d. per week with 4s. bonus.—Apply, personally, to the Medical Super- intendent. L>USINKS3 Man and Wife require clean, com- ) fort biy Furnished Sittingro-m, Two Bed- rooms, with people of good address; no children, or other lodgers.—Terms and particulars to Field, 8, Aigyli titrrfet, Swansea. DRESSMAKING.— Wanted, Bodice and Skirt, also Coat Hands permanency good wages Alfeo Apprentices for Dregamaking; wages to com- mence.-Apply, Thomas & Sons, Golden Fleece, Abergavenny. AMBITIOUS Women, Girls, and Youths wanted imm-diately to train as Cterb?, Shorthand Typists, Book-keepers and Secretaries. Quick inex- pensive home training. Good positions waiting when qualifi d. For free illustrated booklet deacrib ing these and many other openings, apply The Registrar, International Correspondence Schools. 188, Kingsway, W C., or Local I.C.S. Manager, 3, James St Blaenavon. ￼ LYONS, Frogmore St., Abergavenny A (bv Government permit), Cash Buyer of Old Artificial Teeth, Gold, Silver and Platinum, Dental Scrap, Jewellery (condition immaterial), Curios, Antique China, Glass, Furniture, etc. Highest prices given. Cash or offer by return Cost or §s»trapfo. LOST, from Crossonen Meadow, near Junction, JLj April 12tb, cross bred yearling Ewe, short tail. —Apply, Roberts Llanellen. TRAYED, in January last, to Ty Coch, Llanover, Four Welsh Ewes. Owners can have same on payment of expenses.—Apply, C. Durham. FOUND, Cardie Ewe. If not claimed in peren JL' days will be sold to pay pxpenses-Apply, by letter only, with ear mark. Lyne, Maesjffic, Abergavenny. jfor §s>ale. i GARDEN Barrows, Ladders, Carts, Gambos, &c, —Watkins, Wheelwright, Mardy, Mon. GOOD Larch Hedging Stakes for Sale, also Tinnet, Bean and Pea Stakes. 'I homas, Builders, Lion Street. L-"OR Sale Two good Tip Carts, also Two Sets of Cart Harness.—Lamb and Flag, Abergavenny. L~*OR Sale, Four Small Houses, nicely situated r and always command good tenant i. -D. W., Chronicle Office. fX>R Sale, Hatchings' Double Perambulator in I' good condition large size wired-on tyres; cost 15 guineas. Price X2 15s. Od.-X., Chronicle Office. FOR Sale, Tennis Net complete with fittings also I' Four Racquets, equal to new £ 2. S. S., Chronicle Office. JT^OR Sale, "Albion" BiDder, also Mower, same FmLtker; both equal to Dew; vit;w by apPGint- ment.—D. Jon.e, Hill Farm. Bryn^wyn, Raglan DARK BLINDS in holland or paper. Casement rnat, ria.1 and artstiges.. I1 in great variety. —E. Howard Davies & (Jo. (Edwards, Furnishers), High Street and St. John's -La,.e, Abergavenny. Phone No. 52. KARSWOOD Poultry Spice containing L ground insects dOUb'OS egg output. Try 2d. packet from WTilliams, 51, Cross Street, Abergavenny. FOR Sale, Horse Powders, Pig Powders and f Poultry Sptce, Is. ppr Ib.. 31b for 2s. 6d. Finest quality obtainable Also Saltpeter for Bacon Salting, 10d p-r 1b -Kobens, Chemist, Frogmore Street, Abergavenny NO dead chicks in pens where Karswood _L\t Chicken Powder, containing ground in- sects, is used. 2d. packet supplies 20 chicks 7 days. Customers delighted.—WIBBERUCY, Corn Merchant, Lion Street, Abergavenny. KILL THAT INSECT, TOMMY !—Send j_ your pals out yonder some tins of Harrison's Nursery Pomade—they'll be vary acceptable. \Vhen you haven't time to wash, there's a big chance you'll have companions A little Harrison's Pomade kills every insect on hair and body. Insist on having Harrison's Nursery Pomade, Tins of Comfort," at 4M. and gd. Sold by all Chemists—or by post from Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agent for Aber- gavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9, Cross- street. Brynmawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 47 King Street. Crickhowell Kirkland. RATS, MICE, MOLES, COCKROACHES Rand'BEF,TLES greedily eat Harrison'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 2d.— G. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackle- ton, Chemist, 9, Cross-street. Brynmawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 74 King St. Crickhowell Kirkland. GREY HAIR permanently and speedily re- \??T stored to its original colour by using Harrison's Hair Colour Restorer. It is not a I dye, but by natural means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price is. 6d. (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer L.. W. Harrison, Hair Specialist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9 Cross Street; Bryn- mawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 74 King Street. Co itet. T0 Let, Moreton Villa, Brecon Road detached X residence with good garden and ground? rent £ 40—James Straker, Son, & Chadwick. BEDROOM or Bedroom and Sittingroom to let; JD central.-Apply, R Chronicle Office. TO Let, Dangwiiiym, superior and commodious JL DweHiog Honse in the parish of Lianvibanget Gobion. with large garden and orchard, on the banks of the (Jsk.—Apply, David, Llansantffraed, Aberga- venny. TO Let, Westbonrne House, Brecon Road, Aber- JL gavenny, from March 25th next. Apply, Facey & Son, Atergavenuy. TO Let, Myu-y Castell, Castle Road, Orick- JL howell, also a Cottage in name road.-Apply, J. Reginald Jacob, Solicitor, Abergavenny. FOXES BARK FARM. Llantillio Pertholey; 60 J' acres; immediate possession.—Apply, J. W. Earle, 49, The Village, Old Charlton, London. 8 E. TO Let, large Bed-bittingroom, alno Sittingroom JL and Bedroom use batbroom, h. and c.—Apply, Pritchard, 1, Trinity Terrace. TO Let, all that commodious Premises in Cross JL Street, now used as a post office, with Lock-np Shop (pr, viously cycle shop). Vacant possession now. To view, etc., apply, Tong and Cobon, Rocklands, Abergavenny, or Auction Chambers, Brynmawr. ftftsrellaimraa. COLISEUM ABERGAVENNY. Telephone, 33. MANAGING DIBECTOB RICHARD DOONER. RESIDENT MANAGER W. H. WALLER. ANOTHER STARTLING PROGRAMME OF HIGH-CLASS PICTURES. MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH, 9TH, IOTH :— THE COMMANDING OFFICER. A Superb Production, by the Famous Players' Company, featuring the Charming Picture Actress ALICE DOVEY. Full of Dramatic Incidents of an unusual character. Episode 27 of the Super Serial "THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE." Don't miss this Episode. Full of Thrills and Sensation. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY Exclusive Attraction, Entitled THE LABYRINTH. Five Reels. Featuring GALE KANE. A Romantic Tale of an Actress. Her struggles, her successes, and her final release from the Labyrinth. A Most Interesting Story of Stage Life. Episode 10 of the Wonder Serial, "THE BROKEN COIN." ESSANAY COMEDY, Entitled" SOME BABY." Followed by Selections of Pictures, time permitting. ADULTS 3d. CHILDREN, 2D. ADULTS, (Tip np Chaira) acit. CHILDREN, 3d. I ADULTS, I (Tip-up irs 9d.. i CHILDREN, 6d. Re James Straker, deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all creditors, or other persons, having any claims or demands against the Estate of James Straker, late of Plas Derwen, near Abergavenny, in the County of Monmouth, Esquire, who died on the 13th day of April, 1916, are required to forthwith send particulars in writing of their claims or demands to us, the undersigned,' on behalf of Edith Emily Straker, Edgar Straker, and J ames Arthur Gilbert Price, the Executors and Trustees of the* Will of the said deceased. Dated this 26th dav of April, 1916. GABB & WALFORD, Solicitors, Abergavenny. Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School, CASTLE STREET, ABERGAVENKY. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES, SUNDAY, A JUNE II, 1916 (Whit-Sunday). PREACKKR: MR. GEO. HAMILTON ARCHIBALD, Sunday School Union Extension Lecturer. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. WHIT-MONDAY, JUNE 12TH, 1916 TWO LECTURE CONFERENCES on CHILD STUDY, conducted by MR. CEO. HAMILTON ARCHIBALD, Extension Lecturer of the Sunday School Union and Director of Studies, Westhill Training Irstitute. Monmouthshire County Council. MAIN ROADS. PERSONS desirous of Contracting for the P SUPPLY OF MATERIALS or for HAUL- ING broken and unbroken STONE for the repair of the Main Roads within the County for the year ending March 31st, 1917, may obtain particulars and schedules on application at the County Council Offices, Newport. Sealed Tenders to be sent to me on or before Monday, May 22nd, endorsed Tenders for Hauling and Supplying Materials for Main Roads." WILLIAM TANNER, County Surveyor. County Council Offices, Newport, Mon. May 2nd, 1916. NOW OPEN. MR. C. W. HUGHES, Central Dental Rooms, (Over Bradleys') Frogmore St. (Entrance Lion St.) Abergayenny. Hours 9 a.m. until 6.30 p.m., or any time by appointment. I Fraser's Plants are the Best. ASTERS and Stocks, 4d. a dozen. Marigold, j" Verbenia, Cornflower, Antirrhinum, Scabious, Lobelia, Pyrethrum, Petunias, Alys- sum, 6d. per .dozen. Coreopsis, Gaillardias, Canterbury Bells, Sweet Williams, 1/- per doz. Early Flowering Chrysanthemums a speciality. Choice-named Varieties, 1/6 per doz. CARNATIONS 50 Varieties to select from, 2/6 per doz. PERCY FRASER, Florist and Seedsman, Queen Street, Abergavenny. Christad.lphian Synagogue, LION STREET, ABERGAVENNY SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 7th, 1916. ￼ A 6.30 p. m. '? Speaker: Mr. A. WARRENDER (of Birmingham). Hnbjert REASONS OF FAITH." Why we believe the Bible to be the Revelation of the Divine Will and Purpose, concerning the Earth aud Humauity Do not miss hearing this IMPORTANT and IN- TERESTING- Lecture. Ssats free. No collections. PICTURE FRAMING Fishing Tackle, Bird & Animal Preserver. Note.—Special offer cho"p-One 16ft. iiad 18ft. Greenheart Salmon Rods. ERNLE J. DELAFIELD, 21, Nevill Street. iHtscellatteoufi. Telephone 146. ABERGAVENNY STEAM LAUNDRY COMPANY, LIMITED, MERTHYR ROAD, j t Why Buy New Clothes ? When you can have the old WASHED, DRY CLEANED, or DYED equal to new. Reasonable Charges, consistent with good work No sweating of workers. Collars, 9d. per Dozen. R. J. HARRHY, Hairdresser, Wholesale & Retail Tobacconist, 5, High Street. Private Room for the Cutting &] Singeing of Ladies' Hair. EXPERT ATTENDANCE. Umbrellas Repaired and Re-covered. NEVILL HOUSE SCHOOL FOR BOARDERS AND DAY PUPILS. NEXT TERM begins WEDNESDAY, MAY JL\ loth. For particulars and prospectus, kindly apply to MISS RADFORD, Nevill House. Supreme Style Selection Value I in Furniture P. E. GANE, Ltd. 161-2-3 Commercial St., NEWPORT. Catalogues Free. Frogmore Street Baptist Church. THE REV. GWIEYM DAVIES, M.A., -L will preach on Sunday next, at I I a.m. on "THE SECOND COMING," and at 6.30 p. m. on "OUR TASK AND OUR RE- SOURCES.
ABERGAVENNY BOARD OF I GUARDIANS. I CONTEST FOR THE CHAIRMANSHIP. I The fortnightly meeting of the Abergavcnnv Board of Guardians was held on Friday, when the election of Chairman and Yice-Chairman took place, and there was a contest for the former appointment. There were present Colonel Williams, Mrs. Pliley, Revs. Father Wray, J. F. W. Trumper, and D. E, Hughes, Messrs. H. J. Gwillim, Morgan W. David, W. Haines, Alfred Edwards, Robert Johnson, Joseph Howells, John Jenkins, R. Workman, N. Pullin, W. L. Dodd, Thomas Thomas, John Watkins, W. Biggs, D. Watkins, John Prichard, Wm. Gwillim, J o11n Baynam, Georg I)atido: Mr. John Prichard was voted to the chair pro tem. Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman. I Mr. George Dando proposed that they appoint Mr. H. J. Gwillim as chairman for the ensuing year. They all knew his capabilities while he had been sitting as vice-chairman for two years. He had attended regularly to his duties and taken great interest in the work. They at Blaenavon knew what grand work he had done up there and was doing at the present time. It was a principle carried out right through the country that the vice-chairman should be appointed to the office of chairman, and he had much pleasure in moving that Alr. Gwillim be appointed chairman for the ensuing year. I Mr. D. Watkins seconded. Mr. Robert Johnson Are we passing over our old ciiairii-ian e Mr. Alfred Edwards proposed an amendment that they appoint Col. Williams as chairman for the ensuing year. Rev. J. F. W. Trumper, in supporting, said that Col. Williams had been an excellent chair- man and had carried out his duties very well. Why should they -go to Blaenavon when thev had a competent man in Abergavenny ? It seemed most extraordinary Mr. Workman said that Colonel Williams had given a long life of service to his country, and in his old age they would be turning him on one side in an unkind spirit if they took the chair away which lie was so ably filling. Colonel Williams had had one slur cast upon him by the Town Council in his old age, and he trusted that Board would show their appreciation of the good work he was doing on behalf of the Board. Mr. Howells Mr. Workman referred to an unkind spirit. I don't think it applies to the Blaenavon Guardians. No one wishes to show any unkind spirit towards Col. Williams. Mr. Workman I say it would be unkind spirit if we did take the chair from him. Mr. Howells I don't agree that it would be an unkind spirit at all, because it is the custom. The Colonel has had the privilege of serving two years. Who served two years before ? Mr. Hughes served a part of a second year, but it was because Mr. Morgan David failed to attend. It is the custom of the Board, and no unkind spirit is in the move at all. Father Wray As far as custom is concerned it is not the custom at all that the vice-chairman should take the chair. Personally, I should like to see Mr. Gwillim in the chair, but, under the circumstances, considering the age of the chair- man, what he has done for the Board and the public, and considering that we are in war time, I certainly expected that he would be allowed to go on until the end of the war. On the vote being taken, the following voted for the amendment that Col. Williams be elected :—Revs. Father- Wray and J. F. W. Trumper, Mrs. Hiley, Messrs. Morgan David, W. Biggs, R. Workman, Thos. Thomas, W. L. Dodd, John Jenkins, John Baynam, Alfred Edwards, Wm. Haines, R. Johnson and John Pril-hard-14. For the proposition that Mr. Gwillim be elected there voted :—Rev. D. E. Hughes, Messrs. D. Watkins, N. Pullin, George Dando, Joseph Howells and Wm. Gwillim—6. The amend- ment was, therefore, declared carried. Mr. Morgan David It appears to me that the Blaenavon people wanted the chair and the rest of us wanted to keep it here. I congratulate ourselves. Mr. D. Watkins I think you are a selfish lot. (Laughter). Mr. George Dando then proposed and Mr. D. Watkins seconded that Colonel Williams take the chair, and this was catried. Col. Williams returned thanks for his re- election. He hoped they would all work har- moniously together for the benefit of their parishes, and he could assure them :hat they had very serious times before them. They had to look after the interests, not only of the paupers, but also of the ratepayers. The income tax and other burdens were very heavy, and they must use their best endeavours to reduce their expenditure as much as possible. Mr. Howells You include Blae-navor. in that ? The Chairman I say bury the past." The Rev. J. F. W. Trumper proposed and several seconded the re-election of Mr. Gwillim as vice-chairman. On Mr. Gwillim taking the chair the Chairman shook hands with him and remarked I only hope you and I won't quarrel. (Laughter). The Vice-Chairman It was not ::1V wish to run in opposition to Col. Williams. I did not know that my name was going to be proposed. A vote of thanks was accorded Mr. John Prichard, who, in reply, said he thought they had done well in sticking to their old chairman. Mr. Howells It was like a strong army of Germans fighting against a small British Army Father Wray I should put it the other way about, and say it was like a small German Armv fighting against a very big Alliance. ;i.,iiighter) The I Committees. I The election ot committees was proceeded with. The Assessment Committee was re- elected. as was also the House Committee. With regard to the latter committee, Mr. Morgan David said that the committee sat on the Thursday afternoon before the Board day, which was inconvenient to farmers. If it was not absolutely inconvenient to have :t on the Tuesday before the Board day, he should propose that it be held on that dav. The Clerk said that the object of holding the meeting on the afternoon before the Board day was to bring the work up to date. Mr. Prichard It would be a great convenience to the country Guardians to have the meeting on a Tuesday. After they have had Ivmdi they are very glad to see the poor. Mr. Morgan David said that somethirg ought to be done to bring the Board into closer touch with the workhouse than it was at present. Under the old system of appointing two members to visit every fortnight he believed eVLry member of the Board knew a good deal about the house, but since the House Committee had been in vogue he believed the bulk of the Guardians had lost touch with the house and scarcely remem- bered what sort of a place it was. Father Wray That is a necessary con- sequence of the new Act. The Clerk thought that the best plan would be to leave it to the House Committee them- selves to arrange tbe day of meeting. On the proposition of Father Wray, seconded by Mr. Morgan David, it was deÓJt-1 ëlat this be done. The Boarding-out Committee was re-ar.pointed and Messrs. N. Pullin and W. Haines were added to the Finance Committee. Inmates Who Want to Work. the Master reported that the number of in- mates was 77 men, 34 women and 12 children, a total of 123, compared with 138 for the cor- responding period last year, a decrease of 15. The number of vagrants relieved during the fortnight was 101, compared with 150 for the corresponding period last veai, a decrease of 49. Mrs. Grylls, Windsor-road, had sent buns for the inmates, and Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Black- more, Westgate Buildings, had sent dowers. Four men and two women who, it was stated, wanted to go out and were prepared to work on farms, appeared before the Board. In reply to questions, three of the men, all of whom were old, said they had never done any farm work, and the fourth said he had flung dung about. The women said they had been used to farm work. It was stated that Mrs. Mackworth had a register of women labour for farms at the Labour Bureau, and the Master was instructs I to send the women to see her. The men were allowed to go out to look for work. Creditable to slaoitrvon. The Clerk reported that there was .ci increase in out-relief in the Ahergavennv district of (7 5S. Gd., and a decrease in the Blaenavon district of ^15 8s. 6d. Father Wrav I think it is excee> r.dv to the credit of Blaenavon, which has not received that credit in the past. Mr. Howells: I am surprised the Chairman did not make the remark, because he makes it when it is the other way about. Mr. Trumper said he" did not think it was so much due to the Guardians as to the improved trade at Blaenavon. Mr. Howells There is great credit e to our Relieving Officer. The Yice-Chairman You have hit the nail on the head, I am sure. Father Wray That is what I am referring to. It shows that when we placed our eon- fidence in Mr. Edwards it was n t misDlaced. Mr. Trumper: Certainly not. He nas done his duty and he is doing it well. Father Wray We cannot expect a decrease in the Abergavenny district at present, because there are circumstances which tend the other way, but it will come. Conscientious Objectors. I The Clerk reported that out of 310 bhths in the Blaenavon district in 1915, there were 209 conscientious objections to vaccination and out of 317 births in the Abergavenny district there were 118 conscientious object: They seemed to be on the increase in the A- erca vennv district. Father Wray Does that mean that Aberga- venny consciences are increasing ? Mr. D. Watkins They are mvre elastic. (Laughter). Pontypoo!'s Appreciation I A letter was read from the Clerk to the Pontv- pool Union stating that they noticed "t v the j reports in the' Press that Abergavenny had accommodation for inmates, and they appre- ciated the difficulties of their offering it owing to fluctuating number of inmates. Of course it would be a convenience to them to be able to send inmates to Abergavenny rather than to Cardiff, but as they were not likely to require accommodation for a few months, they proposed to postpone an application to Abergavenny as long as possible. Meanwhile they desired to thank the Board for their desire to help them if they could. In any event, if, after an agree- ment was entered into, the Abergavenny Union found they were unexpectedly filled up, the Pontypool Union would have spare accommoda- tion and would be quite prepared to remove their inmates, notwithstanding the agreement. Father Wray That is very fair indeed. It is just the point we wanted to settle. I H n. Mr. Workman's Complaint. Air. workman complained that in referring to this matter at the last meeting he had been misreported in the Chronicle." He was reported as saying that they should give prefer- ence to the paupers of the Pontypool Union. He emphatically denied ever using the word pauper. He was also reported as saying that Pontypool were their truest friends, whereas he said that Pontypool were their nearest fxiends. [In reply to this public comment, we have to say that the Abergavenny Board of Guardians' meetings are about the mcst difficult to report of all local meetings, owing to the fact that several members are often talking at the same time, and they do not all speak up distinctly and so lessen the aural strain on the reporter in trying to catch all that is said. The accurate recording of every word would even baffle a gramophone receiver. As to the word pauper, of which Mr. Workman seems to have such a horror, the dictionary definition of the word is a poor person," and they remain the same and are entitled to the same regard by whatever name they are called. With regard to the ex- pression about Pontypool being the truest friend," we actually understood Mr. Workman to say the dearest friend, and as we knew from experience that even he is not above making a slip, we preferred the word truest." We should not have thought, from the sense of the sentence, that Mr. Workman's expression was nearest friend," because that would be in- coirect, seeing that Crickhowell is nearer. We confess that we have polished up and corrected grammatical elefects in many speeches we have published]. Officers and the Cost of Living. The Clerk had previously read a letter from the Poor I,aw Officers' Association suggesting that the salaries of officers should be increased to meet the increased cost of living. The Clerk had passed on to other business, but one or two members subsequently- thought the matter ought to be discussed. Father Wray asked the Clerk what increase he suggested. The Clerk said there was no suggestion in the circular, except that the cost of living had in- creased 40 per cent. They could increase the salaries by that amount if they liked. Rev. Mr. Trumper said that the increased cost of food was not limited to officers. They all had to pay the increase, and if the officers were worse off they were all worse off. The matter was allowed to drop. —
BIRTHS, BARHIAGES & DEATHS- MARRIAGES. BUNCE—WORBOYS.—April 20, at St. Paul's Church, Hoddesdon, Herts, by licence, by the Rev. H. E. Holland, Alfred John, youngest son of Mr. Charles Bunce, of Oxford, to Eveline Gertrude, youngest daughter of Mr. George Worboys. of Hertford. GARDNER—-JENNER.—On 26th ult.. at St. Anne's, Eastbourne, by the Rev. J. R. Phillips, R.D., assisted by the Rev. W. Jay, Vicar, Edgar Frederic, youngest son of the late ReN-. S Wright Gardner, of Trostrey, Mon., to Florence Slark, youngest daughter of I)r. William Jenner, of Eastbourne. DEATHS. LEWIS.—On April 26th, at 23, Yictoria-street, Abergavenny, after a long illness, Albert Donald (" Donnie ") Lewis, in his thirteenth year. ROGERS.—On April 21st, at Toll Gate, Pawly, Thomas Rogers, aged 55 years. Interred at Llanvihangel Church. SAYCE.—At Riviera, Teignmouth, Gwladvs Gwen, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Sayce, late 6 High-street, Abergavenny. Died May 1st, after a long and painful illness. Thy way, not mine, 0 Lord." TROTMAN.—On May rst, at 10, King-street, Cyril, youngest sou of Mr. and Mrs. Trot man, aged 7 years. WALLINGTON.—On the nth ult., at Chick- ward Farm, Kington, Jane Wallington (South View, Kington), widow of George Wallington, of High-street, Abergavenny. IN MEMORIAM. 3RD BATTALION MONMOUTHSHIRE RKGIMICXT. In Honourable Memory of Captains R. L. Baker, James Lancaster, and R. O. Gardner. Lieu- tenants C. H. G. Martin, F. X. Groves. \Y. Onions, C. M. Sorby, W. L. Palmer, H. V. Townsend, J. P. Worton, and 280 Non- Commis..sioncd Officers and Men who fell in action during the second battle of Ypres, May, 1915. In Loving Memory of Arthur H. G. Evans, 3rd Monmouthshire Regt., beloved husband of Mabel Evans, Orchard Cottage, Llanover, who fell in action at Ypres, May 6tli, 101.5. Brave in the hour of danger, Noble in life laid down Living, he fought for Britain Dead, he adorns her crown. In Ever Loving Memory of Annie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webb, Hatherleigh- road, and wife of E. I. Phillips, Bargoed, who passed away May 4th, T915. WINNEY.—-In Loving Memory of our darling boy, Robert Vivian Winnev, who was killed in action in France May 6th, 1915, aged 22 years. Deeply mourned by his father ami mother, brothers and sisters. Not here, but in the Better Land, Some day we shall understand. ¡ In Loving Memory of J. Regan, 1st Welsh Regiment, who was killed in action May 8th, 1915, in his 27th year. Gone, but not forgotten by his loving mother and brother, Mrs. IE. Regan and B. Regan, 60a Tudor- street, Abergavenny. • What pain he bore we do not know, We did not see him die God called him to His home above, i And lie could not say Good-bve. 1
THANKS. Mr. jmd Mrs. J. Lewis and family wish to thank all their friends f018 sympathy and kind- ness showu to them in their recent bereave- ment also for beautiful floral tributes sent. Mrs. Rogers and family wish to thank all kind friends for their sympathy in their recent bereavement also those who sent floral tributes. Mr. and Mrs. Trotman wish to thank all kind friends who sympathised with them in their sad bereavement, and also those who sent floral tributes. io, King-street. Mrs. Harvey and daughter wish to thank all kind friends for their sympathy in their recent bereavement, and also the following who sent floral tributes :—Mother and Daughter Mr. and Mrs. Harvey (brother and sister), Blaen- avon Mr. and Mrs. Harvey (nephew and niece), Bbhw Vale; L. & N.W. District Office Staff Mrs. Gregory, Nellie, Katie and Gertie, Aber- gavenny Mr. and Mrs. Butt and fain?, gavenny Mr. Pope, Abergavenny Mrs. Morgan, Hindon House, Abergavenny Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Cross-street Post Office, Aberga- venny Mrs. Griffiths (nurse,) Abergavenny. --06-
GOVILON. v\ EDDIXC.—It was a very nappy cereinony which was performed by the Rev. D. F. Walters at the old-world Baptist Chapel at Govilon on Mondav last, when Miss F. E. Oakley, of the Tilla, was united in marriage to Mr. John Eckley, of Garndyriss (for many years associ- ated with Sunday-school activities in the district), a son of the late Mrs. Probert, the mother of the Pwlldu and Garndyriss com- munity." The best man was the brother of the bridegroom, Mr. James Eckley; and Miss Rachel Aubrey paid the necessary attention to the bride. After the ceremony a formal but very pleasant reception was held in the Tilla Baptist Sunday School, and a very enjayablo afternoon and evening was spent.