psales bp Suction. IMPORTANT SALE OF MOTOR CARS. ABERGAVENNY FAIR DAY, MONDAA, MAY 15TII. JAMES STRAKI?R :r.A.i.), SON & CHAD- WICK (F.A.M arc favoured withm strnc- tions from an Officer on Active Service, and another client about to join II.1I. Forces to Sell by Auction, in the CATTLE MARKET, their excellent MOTOR CARS, including a 2-seater "Star," witn Dickie seat, 7/9 h. p. 4-seater 1913 HumbfT," excellent rut four- seater Overland," 2.0 h.p.; also 1911 four- seater Ford Car. Sale at 11.30. NOTE. The above will lie in the Market at 10 o'clock on morning of sale, or 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 Cam on delivery. MONDAY, MAY 22nd, 1916. NEW MARXKT INN, LION STREET. JAMES STRAKKR. SON & CHADWICK are instructed by Mr. Lloyd (who is retiring from business) to Sell by Auction his j Useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND OUTDOOR EFFECTS. Sale at x. ?o. Full particulars later. C.TT1.E MARKET, MONDAY NEXT. JAMES STRAKKR, SON & CHADW1CK U "?1 Sell by Auction, without reserve, for Mr. Matthew?. of the Lamb Inn, owing to the premises having been sold to a Brewerj Co., the whole of his VALUABLE BREW!NG PLANT comprising Coolers, Vats, 12 Fresh Stock Pieces, Refrigerator, Piping, Taps, and the usual Utensils. Sale at 10. 50 The Auctioneers have pleasure in drawing particular attention to this compact Plant, which is all in excellent condition. -.0. PAIR DAY. MONDAY NEXT. JAMES STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK will conduct tneir usual' HORSE SALE commencing at 11 o'clock, in the Cattle Market, for which they have to hand several useful Cart Horses and Cobs, together with a large entry of Trap, Conveyances, nog Carts, Tip Carts, etc., also about 50 lots of Harness. The Auctioneers will also sell, in aid of the Mayor's Blue Cross Fund for Wounded Horses, MISCELLANEOUS EFFECTS including Har- ness, 4-wheel Dog Cart, and numerous other items, which may be sent into the Market 011 day of sale and be sold free of charge by them. Further entries solicited. I-IENTO-1 HOUSE, .MONK. STREET, ABERGAVENNY. THURSDAY, MAY ISth, 1010. TAMES STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK fj are instructed by Mrs. Morgan, who is leaving her residence, to conduct an Unreserved Sale by Auction of her Well-preserved Surplus HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE including a few Garden Tools, Ladder, Steps, Garden Pots, Gas Stove, Tin Ware, Fish Kettle, Stock Pot, Dolly and Tub, Fresh-emptied Cider Cask (30 gallons). Kitchen Chairs and Table, Large Qu; nlity of China and Glass, Child's Chair, Go-Cart, Four Dish Covers, Capital Com- bined Sofa Ottoman Bedstead, Brass Spirit Kettle, Clock, Pair of Roller Skates, Fenders and Irons, Copper and Brass Spirit Kettle and Stand, Large Number cf Engravings* Print:, and other Pictures. Three Busts under glass shades, Lino, about 20 yds of Axnimster Stair Carpet, Lino. Square 5 yds. x 2 yds., Mirror and Ornaments, Four Glass Dishes, Pair Decanters, Japanese China Tea Service, China Morning Set China Tea Service, 45 pieces Five Water Bottles, Two Fruit Dishes, Two Oriental China Bowls, Pair of Two Light Brass Caa 'eh'-brj brackets, Papier Machie Tray, A Few Lots of Silver, Sheffield Plate and Cutlery, including Silver Spoons, Old Sheffield Teapot and Cream, Eight-bottled Cruet, Three- bottled Tantalus, Candlesticks, Table Cutler-. &c THE CONTENTS OF HALL & RECEPTION ROOMS comprise Oak Corner Cupboard, Two Antique Caddies, Two light Oak Chairs, Large Union Jack Flag and Mast, Two Antique Swords, Walnut Hall Table, Brass Gong Grandfather Clock in oak case, with brass dial; Mahogany- cased Weather Glass, Oak Six-hook Coat Rack and Mirror, Iron Stick Stand, Vases, 4ft. Walnut Sideboard with bevelled-plate back, Two Easy Chairs in mahogany and leather, Couch in leather, Six Mahogany Chairs m leather, Two Occasional Chairs in plash, Dining-room Table in walnut, Handsome Engravings, Antique Mahogany Pembroke Dining Table with wings, Walnut Pedestal Table, American Rocker. Two Oval Louis Wall Mirrors in gilt. Four Turkey and Oriental Rugs, Excellent Sweet-toned Up- right Pianoforte (as good as new) iron frame, by Bord Se veral Kidney-shaped Side Tables, Bras- rail Curbs, Coal Scuttle, Two Chairs in walnut, Wicker Chairs, Carved Oak Chair, Oval Chippendale Mahogany Pedestal Table, Six Green Curtains, Portiere Curtain and Rod, Two Bamboo Afternoon Tea Tables, Very Comfort- able Easy Choir in mahogany, Handsome Daven- port in mahogany with columns and five side dr r.vei- Coloured Prints. Skin Rugs, Overmantel in gilt 31: 3in., Three-tier Mahogany Dinner Waggon, Carved Walnut Pedestal Table. "THE BEDROOM APPOINTMENTS include Toilet V/are, Towel Rails, Circular- fronted Mahogany Wash stand with marble top, Dressing Chest of three drawers, with glass attached Washstand, Corner Brackets, Linen Basket, i) Door Mats, Cane-seated Chairs, Box Ottoman. Large Stained Hanging Wardrobe, 2 Single Iron Bedsteads, Springs and Overlays, 2 full-sized Brass-rail Bedsteads, Spring Mattress and Overlay, Nearly New Feather Bed, a few lots of Linen and Eiderdown Quilts, together with numerous other lots too numerous to mention. Goods on View Morning of Sale. Sale at 2.13 p.m. sharp. SPICCIAI, CONDITION.—All Lots to be paid for before same will be permitted to be removed. J Auctioneers' Offices Abergavenny. ABERGAVENNY CATTLE MARKET MONDAY, MAY 15TU, 1916. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., will .H'-L Sell by Auction as above, at 12 o'clock precisely, a Special Consignment of 8 Well-bred 3-yr.-ofd HEREFORD BULLOCKS, the property of the Rev. John Rees, Llanvihangel Gobion. Auctioneer's Offices Abergavenny. PRELIMINARY. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A I has .t\. _'f J. ri-' 1' _k l, llas Jj'i- been instructed to Sell by Auction On TUESDAY, J UNE I.1th, 1916, The Excellent FP EEHOLD 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 168 Acres or thereabouts. Details in future advertisements. Vender's Solicitors MESSRS. ('.ABB AND WALFORD, Solicitors, Abergavenny. FOR SALE BY PRiVATE TREATY. REDBURY VILLA, NORTH STREET, ABERGAVENNY. I [EXCELLENT well-built House, large Garden >j well stocked with fruit trees commodious stabling. Apply MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., Auctioneer, Abergavenny. ffiUscfllanequ'B- The Mayor of Abergavenny's Fund FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOCAL MEN (irrespective of wkat Regiment they belong to) WHO GAIN DISTINCTIONS IN THE PRESENT EUROPEAN WAR. SUBSCRIPTIONS are invited from t? 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 Clerk. Town PI all, Abergavenny, May jthj 1916. ISEantttJ. WANTED, Plain Needlework. Mrs. Jaine, 7, yV Qtiten Screet. UJ ANTED, strong Lad to Learn Butchering.— ￼ W. Demur & Son, Frogwore St. V 4 ANTED, immediately, strong respectable DAY V Girl —App y, Gharibury. Holywell Roar). "IRANTED, at once, Warehouseman; ineligible. Also experienced young Lady for Counter.— William Davis, 7, Cross Street. WANTED, Man on F«IM ineligible: 15s. per W week; also Boy, 15 to 17; ,,Os. per week live in.—^PPLY- J. Davies, Parsouege Farm, Llan- ddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny. \T TANTED, '?wo Strong Lads, 16 CV 17, accue- V tomed 10 horses: good ?nges given.—Day, Ray Merchant* EXPEHIE\CED General wanted; three in L J family; good noliciays.-Apply, Uri. E. Foster, Asthal House, Abergavenny. WAITED, single Man on FrLrm; ineligible; V must be abie to plough and liedge.-Williains, Pentregwithel, Abergavecny. Q ITU A.TIUN nquired as Companiou-Help, Honse- ? ?Ct-per, or any po??tion of trus^.—Misa Ct?rke, I Farm. Her, f rd Road, Abergavenny. ￼ ANTED, Farm Foreman, RISO Waggoner; ? V hon-e and Lo,?den provided and good wage. — Illy. <,7<ro?tc? Oince. 1Y1\ 7 AN 1 KD, General for Farmhouse.—Apply, by Yv letter, slatiug wages required to P. U., (Chronicle Office. VVTV TANTED, General Workman on Farm, or I V snong Boy, abm to Plough or willing to le.trn.-Apply, Jones, Pant, LlaoelleD, Abergavenny. WANTED, at once, good General Servant for ) V V Farmhouse; washmg; references reqnired.- Apply, F. H., Chronicle Office. WANTED, single Woman to look after old W person and house in countrv good home state particulars.—Address, Box 18, Chronicle Office. W ANTEL) a General Workman good co.tngs "V and garden. Apply, John J. Vaughau, Estate Office, Coldbrook, Abergavenny. \V\V T ANTED, a. general Farm Workman one used W 10 self cinder.—Lewis & Sons, Hendre, Lian- over. DRESSMAKING.—Wanted, Bodice and Skirt, also Coat Hands; permanency good wages Also Apprentices for Dressmaking; wages to com- ruerice.-Apply, Thomas & Sons, Goldeu Fleece, Abergavenny. VM13ITIOUS Women, Girls, and Youths wan?ed Aimm,-ciiately to train as Cbrk, Shorthand Typists, Book-keepers and Secretaries. Quick inex- pensive home training. Good positions waiting whenqnalifi d. For free illustrated hooklet describ ing these and many other openings, apply The Registrar, International Correspondence Schools. 188, Kingsway, W C., or Local I.C.S. Manager, 39, Cwmavorr Road, Bluenavon. A LYONS, Frogmore St., Abergavenny ) A (by 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 jloot otr tii t 1" '} '1 î. 'J ?;'? f?? ??? '?J T t, ? <?'?ti "?'?????' ? i!?U '"J ?.. ￼ STRAYED, to Lamb and Fl-g, Black-faced Shropshire Ram. If not claimt), will be sold to defray expanses —W. Edwards. ( STRAYED, to N<!wydd Lwydd, Cwmyoy, a. Black and White Scotch Collie. STRAYED, in November last, to the Mardy Farm, ? Llanwenarth Citra? a Cardie Sheep.-If not claimed within seven days will be sold, I alt. I G ;Ladd:s, CartGa;o, G -WatkW[i, Wheelwright, Mar?y, Mnn. TISSES WILDE, Graig, ?lonmontb, have now AL reduced Turkey Egg? to 63. per dnen. FOR Sale, by Tender, abont Two Acre capital j_ Spring Cabbage, at Red Barn, Abergavenny. A. P. Rowers. IOIZ Sale, lar&(e qliayitity of Hedge Stake", Kidney [1 Bean Sticks and Pea Sticks, within one mils of PeDpergwm Station. Apply, George, Mauor House, Penpergwm. GOOD Larch Hedging Stakes for Sale, also Tionet, Bean and Pea Stakes. I honias, Buildeis, Lion Street. L'OR Sale, Four Small Houses, nicely situated 1.1 and always command good tenants.—D. W., Chronicle Office. FOR Sale, "Albion" Binder, also Mower, same Ju maker both equal to new view by appoint- went.-D. Joni a, Hill Farm, Bryngwyn, Raglan DARK BLINDS in holland or paper, Casement material and artserges. All in great variety. —E. Howard Davies & Co. (Edwards, Furnishers), High Street and St. John's Laue, Abergavenny. Phone No. 52. FOR Sale, Horse Powders, Pig Powders and F Poultry Spice, Is. per lb.. 3lbs for 2s. 6d. Fine-t quality obtainable Also Saltpeter for Bacon Salting, lOd. per lb —Roberts, Chemist, Frogmore Street, Abergavenny. NO dead chicks in pens where Karswood J_\) Chicken Powder, containing ground in- sects, is used. 2d. packet supplies 20 chicks 7 days. Customers delighted.—WiBBERL,EY, Corn Merchant, Lion Street, Abergavenny. KILL THAT INSECT, TOMMY I—Send ) your pals out yonder some tins of Harrison's Nursery Pomade—they'll be vry acceptable. When 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 4td. and gd. Sold by all Chemists-or by post from Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agent for Aber- gavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9, Cross- street. Brynniawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 47 King Street. Crickliowell Kirkland. RATS, MICE, MOLES, COCKROACHES and BEETLES 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. Sd. 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 I Kirkland. G, REY HAIR permanently and spc.-dilv re- stored to its original colour by using Harrison's Hair Colour Restorer. It is not a dye, but by natural means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial tc the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles, price is. 6d. (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer è. W. Harrison, Hair Specialist, Reading* Sold by Chemists. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9 Cross Street Bryn- mawr A. M. J ones, Chemist, 74 King Street. Co 3Ut. TO Let, Blortnge View, Mardy, with large garden. T-Apply, Blorenge View. LURNISHED Apartments or Board-Residence.— 1.: Apply, Victoria House, Crickhowell. G OODBoard-Itcsidence; ladies or students 15/6 weekly inclusive.-Apply, D., Chronicle Office. LINDEN House, Monk Street; two reception, L j five bedrooms, bathroom, etc.—Apply, R. I. Donjon, Merthyr Road. TO Let, Two comfortable Bedrooms, with use of i kitchen.—Apply, Mrs. Jon(s, New Cottages, Llwynda, Abergavemjy. '"pO Let, Moreton Villa, Brecon Road detached X residence with good garden and grounds rent £ 40.—James Straker, Son, & Chadwick. BEDROOM or Bedroom and Sittingroom to let; JD centra).—Apply, R., Chronicle Office. TO Let, Llangwillym, superior and commodious Dwelling House iu the parish of Lianvihangel Gobion. with large garden and orchard, on the banks of the Uab.—Apply, David, Llansantffraed, Aberg&- venny. Do 1Jttt. TO Let, Westbourne House, Brecon Road, Aber- i- gavenny, from March 25th next. Apply, Facey & Son, Atergavenny. F PO Let, Myn-y C&steII, Ca?Ue Road, X howell. a.lso a Cottage in same road.-Apply, J. Reginald Jacob, Solicitor, Abergavenny. "OXES BARK FARM. Llautillio P,rtholey; 60 11 acres; immediate possession.—Apply, J. W. Earls, 49, The Village, Old Charlton, Loudon. S E. '1'° Let, large Bed-Sittingroom, alxo Sittingroom and Bedroom use bathroom, h. and c.-Apply, Pritchard, 1, Trinity Terrace. FJNU Le,?, all that commodious Premises in CroFs X Street, now naed as a post office, with Lookup Shop (pr-vionaly cycle shop). Vacant possession now. To view, etc apply, Tong and Cobon, Rocklands, Abergavenny, or Auction Chambers, I Brynmawr. I jHtattllaitaras. Re James Straker, deceased. I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all creditors, or other persons, having any claims or demands against the Estate of James I¡ 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 James Arthur Gilbert Price, the Executors and Trustees of the Will of the said deceased. Dated this 20th dav of April, 1916. GABB & WALFORD, I Solicitors, Abergavenny. Monmouthshire County Council. MAIN ROADS. PERSONS desirous of Contracting for the JL 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.) Abergavenny. Hours 9 a.m. until 6.30 p.m., or any time by appointment. Fraser's Plants are the Best ASTERS and Stocks, 4D. a dozen. Marigold, W 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. ABERGAVENNY CARNEGIE LIBRARY. NOTICE TO BORROWERS. SO long as the existing Order to Subdue Lights is in force in Abergavenny, the hour for issuing Books from 9 to 10 p.m. on Monday and Saturday nights will be abandoned. On Mon- days the hour from 6 to 7 p.m. will be sub- stituted. In all other respects the hours will remain the same. EDWARD H. RESTALL, loth May, 1910. Borough Librarian. Abergavenny Union. PAYMENT OF CLAIMS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 1 Accounts for the past quarter, which have been passed by the Finance Committee, will be paid at my Office on Monday next, the rsth instant, at from 10 to II o'clock in the forenoon and all persons having claims against the Guardians are requested to apply for pay- ment of the same during the hour anmed. Dated this 12th day of May, 1016. W. H. P. SCANLON, 1- 1 P. ?z Clerk to the Guardians. Union Otfices, Monk Street, Abergavenny. Re Thomas George Davies, deceased. ALL Persons having any Claims against the AEstate of the above deceased, late of The Steps, Llanwenarth, who died on the 15th April, 1916, are requested to send forthwith particulars thereof in writing to Mrs. Winifred Davies, of The Steps, aforesaid, one of the Executors. Dated this 6th day of May, 1916. ROBERT T. GRIFFITHS, Hay, Solicitor to the Executors. Supreme j Style Style Selection Value I in Furniture P.,E. GANE, Ltd. 161-2-3 Commercial St., NEWPORT. Catalogues Free. jHisceilantous. I Telephone 146. ABERGAVENNY STEAM LAUNDRY COMPANY, LIMITED, MERTHYR ROAD. Why Buy New Clothes ? When you can have the old WASHED, DRY CLEANED, or DYED equal to new. Heasonable Charges, consistent with good work No sweating of workers. CoHars, Id. each. Owing to the great rise in all materials, we are COMPELLED to slightly advance a few of our prices. Christadelphian Synagogue, LION STREET, ABERGAVENNY SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 14th, 1916. At (5.30 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Z. WHITEHOUSE, of Newport. Sabject The Great Secret What after Death ? Come and hear this Lecture. Saatb free. No collections. I Bethany Baptist Church, MARKET STREET. i ANNIVERSARY SERVICES SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 14th, 1916. PREACHER: REV. J. T. JONES (Ynvsbwl) "THE WELSH BARITONE." Services at 11, 3, and: 6.30. A Solo will be rendered by the Preacher at the Evening Service. All are cordially welcome. ￼ L i tS E M a ?? a*« a ABERGAVENNY. Telephone, 33. MANAGING DIRECTOR RICHARD DOONER. RESIDENT MANAGER W. H. WALLER. MONDAY, TTTESDAY & WEDNESDAY ;— TIMES AS ESTAIV. (Continuous Performance Fair Day, 2 till 10). ANOTHER STARTLING AND STUPENDOUS PICTURE PROGRAMME, Entitled VIA WIRELESS A Sensational but Romantic Chapter in the Great World Story of Munitions. Four Reels teeming with Thrilling and Sensa- tional Incidents. Episode 28 of the Super Serial, "THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE." Featuring THE MISSING TORPEDO. Tlrilling aIld Interesting. VERSUS SLEDGE HAMMER Essanay Comedy. L.K.O. LATEST COMEDY. Entitled JERRY'S BLUNDER A Scream. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY EXCLUSIVE AND SENSATIONAL PHOTO. PLAY, Entitled WHITE HOPE Exclusively controlled by the IAIOSS EMPIRES. A Sensational and Romantic Story of the Prize Ring. Episode 10 of the World's Greatest Serial, "THE BROKEN COIN." The Picture that will chain you, because it is Thrilling and Romantic. SNAKEVILLE LADY DOCTOR and other Special Comedies, time permitting. j SPECIAL NOTICE. ALTERATION OF PRICES CINEMA TAX. FUTURE TRICES OF ADMISSION :•—2d. (plus Tax LI d.), 2 d. 3d. (plus Tax id.), 4d. 6d. (plus Tax id.), 7d. 9d. (plus Tax 2d.), lid. APRLTS 4EI. CHILD KEN, I 2D. I ADULTS, (Tip np Chairs) 7d. CHILDRKN, 4d. ADULTS, (Tipnp Chairs) AID. CBILSHEN, 6d. -"W: V' BOROUGH OF ABERGAVENNY. HHENDERS are invited for the supply of about X A,000 Tons of SCREENED GAS COAL, through and through as worked, nuts or slack, for delivery during 12 months ending June 30th, 1917, delivered at the Gas Works Siding, Aberga- venny. Tenders endorsed Gas Coal," to be addressed to the undersigned, and sent in by the 1Rth May, 1916 Particulars and FORMS of tender may be obtained from the Gas Manager. The Committee may accept any tender as re- gards any one or more of the items included therein, or any part thereof, and do not bind themselves to accept any of the tenders in whole or in part. WM. H. HOPWOOD, Town Clerk. Town Hall, Abergavenny, 12th May, 1916. CARS FOR. HI EE. Open, Closed and Touring. PARTIES CATERED FOR. RIHQ UP 119, LEORANDYJARAGE. L????.?Di ??K??. REASONABLE CHARGES.
I ABERGAVENNY 1 RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. i Release of Roadmen for Farm Work. I LLANVIHANGEL ROAD NOTICE TO BE I SERVED ON CONTRACTORS. The monthly meeting of the Abergavenny Rural District Council was held on Tuesday, when there were present Messrs. Robert. Johnson, Edgar W. Lewis, John Prichard, Chas. Thomas, Wm. Haines, John Baynam, John Jenkins, John Lewis, John Watkins, WUI. Biggs, WM. Gwillim, George Spencer, J. W. Williams and David Edwards. Mr. John Prichard was elected chairman pro tem. Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman. I Mr. Alfred Edwards proposed and Mr. W. Haines seconded, that Mr. Robert Johnson be re-elected chairman for the ensuing year, and this was carried unanimously. Mr. Johnson, in taking the chair, said he appreciated the honour, but he almost thought it was time for someone with more energy to occupy the chair. As it was their wish, however, he would do his best. The Chairman proposed the re-election .f Mr. E. W. Lewis as vice-chairman, Mr. John I'r:<_hard seconded, and it was carried. Mr. Lewis, in returning thanks, said that the office had not been a difficult one to fill, because the Chairman had always been very faithful to his duty. He believed he had not nrisse ] more than one meeting, and he hoped he WONHL be able to be as faithful in his new ycar of e. The Clerk said it was necessary to :L2ke a rate of id. in the for sanitary purposes. Mr. Baynam proposed, Mr. D. Edwards seconded, and it was carried that this rate be levied. Inspection of Registration Certificates. I Thc"Clerk read a circular letter from tb' I^ocal Government Board referring to regulations made under the Defence of the Realm Act with regard to national registration. By these regulations it was lawful for any person duly appointed, or for the police, to visit any house and to require the production of the certificate of registration of all male persons living in the house who were, or ought to have been, registered un»"C-r the Registration Act 1015, AND to take cooit-s C such certificates. If an- reasonable excuse, to produce a ccr;if:< ,»te he would be guilty of an offence again. these regulations. One of the main object- was to secure that the national register should, particu- larly in regard to men, be kept up to date by the due notification of changes of address and other- wise. It was at the present time of special im- portance that this should be done and all changes of address communicated to the military author- ities in accordance with the instruction-, given in the circular. The local registration authority could employ their own officers in the wrk, so far as they were able to undertake it. and they could put themselves into communication with the police authority and invite their assistance. Voluntary help might also be forthcoming. Any person who had lost his registration card should be warned to apply for a new one, and tho-e who had not been registered should apply at vnce for registration. If after due warning no steps were taken to rectify the omission, the local authority should consider whether a prosecution should be instituted. The Clerk said there was no dou-.T th.vt in- spection of cards was necessary whei: re ruiting was in its experimental stages, but if the General Compulsory Act was paseed whether a man had a card or not he would be enlisted if he was of military age. Still, these instructions must be carried out. In connection with, national registration, each member acted as the enumer- ator for his parish and without the Council making any appointment he thought they might incidentally inquire if people had their cards. The Chairman Do you think it is the duty of members of the Council ? The Clerk No, it is not a duty any NI^RC than enumeration was a duty. Mr. John Lewis: Is the Council SUPPOSED to carry out that duty ? The policemen in. our neighbourhood have been round. The Clerk said that the only purpose which would be served would be that they would be satisfied that people had notified their change of address. It could not affect the irucstion of enlistment. The Chairman Supposing we do know of cases in our parishes, what are we to do The Clerk I should be informed, that I can communicate with them. Mr. W. Haines Does it only apply to persons of military age ? The Clerk It applies to cveryborly between the ages of 16 and 6- It was decided to defer the matter till the next meeting, and the Clerk was directed to inquire from the Chief Constable if he had issued any instructions on the matter. The Clerk reported that the expenses, so far, incurred in maintaining the register amounted to ,,(S iqs. 2d. This had to be paid by the Council, and would be refunded bv the Exchequer. No Infectious Disease. The Sanitary Inspector reported that the district was free from infectious disease, and no cases had occurred during the except one at the Asylum. He had closed Llanwenarth Citra school, on account of the prevalence of whooping-cough among the scholars. He had received a letter from the clerk to the Llanddewi Rhydderch Parish Council, complaining of the state of the spring in a meadow on Ouarella Farm owing to the farmer's cattle getting into it, especially during the summer months, when they were standing in it most of the day. They asked that it be fenced in. The Surveyor was directed to in.?CCT and report to the next meeting. A Llanfoist Complaint. The Llanfoist Parish Council wrote with regard to the sanitary arrangements at Llanfoist Inn and the two cottages adjoining. Mr. Benjamin Price said this matter -hould be attended to at once. It had been hanging about a long time. The Clerk was directed to serve NOTICE on. the owner. Contractors and Ualwihangef Road. The condition cf the road from Llanvihangel station to the new waterworks road was men- tioned by the Surveyor. He said the con- tractors had put down about 70 tons.of tone altogether, but he had told them it wa-. not nearly enough. About three times that amount of stone was required on the road. He had asked the contractors to get it put down so that the roller, which was now at Llanthony, could roll it in. Mr. J. W. Williams said the road was in a disgraceful, state, and there was mud and slush 011 it practically a foot deep. He was told they had put all TIE stone they were going to 011 the road. Mr. Prichard said the contractors had given the Council a lot of trouble and had put the people in the neighbourhood to a lot of incon- venience. Thcv should be forced to do this work. The Council was not getting any profit out of their business. Mr. J. W. Williams said that unless the Council saw the road they could not n.II- what a state it was in. Mr. Baynam proposed that the CONTRACTORS be given a fortnight's notice to do the work, failing which the Council would do it and charge them with the cost, according to the agreement. Mr. W. Biggs seconded, and it was carried. Roadmen and Farm Work. With regard to the question of releasing the roadmen for some weeks during the summer, in order that they might engage in farm work, letters were read from. the Llanellen and Litn- over Parish Councils. The former asked that the roadmen should not be taken off the roads during the summer months, in consequence of the bad state, of the roads in the hilly part of the parish. The Llanover Parish Council also pro- tested against taking the roadmen off, as there was a let of work necessary on the upper roads which could best be accomplished while the days were long. There was enough WORK IN the summer months to keep the roads, anyhow. Mr. John Lewis Is there anything from Grosmont ? (Laughter'. The Surveyor said he had expected t're would have been and he wished there HAD! ECU, as he would have likcdi to answer it. Mr. Lewis Is it as good or as had as the report says? The Surveyor said the Crosmont people com- plained about their roads, but perhaps it was not within the knowledge of all the Council that I the rates they received from the parish of Grosmont were not sufficient to pay for the labour alone which had been engaged there. Last year the Council spent oyer L')(M on stone 5 (- (in for the parish, apart from labour. These figures were well within bounds, and he thought it was very unfair for a parish which was getting this attention to complain in the way thev did. Mr. John Prichard said he thought that labour on farms was much more important than having stone on the roads. In Germany prac- tically all the work was done by women, and the men were taken to fight. In Russia they had ordered all schools to be closed and boys had to go to work on farms, while schoolmasters and schoolmistresses had to do the same. The men ought to leave the roads to go to help farmers in the production of food for the country. It was all very fine to talk about a bye-road to DlaeIl- avon, where perhaps a market gardener and a donkey and cart went once a week. Mr. Jenkins They pay their share of rates. Mr. Prichard They pay a certain proportion. All that can he spared from the roads should go to help to get in the crops. Mr. J. W. Williams: Would it not BE ad- visable for one roadman to do two or three districts ? The Chairman That is what has been sug- gested, but Lianellen and Llanover ask that their men should be retained all the summer. Mr. George Spencer said lie believed one man looked after the roads in Govtre and Mauthilad. Mr. J. W. Williams The men will go to the hills where they can get more monev. if von release them. The Surveyor said that one man had asked to go off on the 1 st of May, as he had work to go to. He asked the man if it was farm work, and he replied that it was not. Mr. Hames The unaerstandmg was that. it we released them from the roads they should go to help fanners. Mr. Baynam A man will go where he gets the biggest pay and the least hours. illr. John Lewis said there was a certain num- ber of roadmen who would go to some farmer. What they wanted to impress upon the roadmen was that they should do all they could to help ill the production of food. They could well afford to let the roads go, to a certain extent, but not altogether, because that would be penny wise and- pound foolish. If they let the roads go a little they would have the benefit of the men's labour and would save money on the roads. Air. Jenkins A man can go where he likes, and you can't stop him. Mr. Baynam asked, if they gave the men three or six months off the roads and they went out of the district, what was to become of the roads, especially in the banky and hilly districts, when the watercourses got tlled up and there was no one to open them. The water could do more damage in one day than all the traffic in twelve months. Air. George Spencer: The men have alwa\S been available. Air. Baynam Yes, but if we give them three months they will go straight away and we shall have no hold on them. The Surveyor said there were some roadmen who were anxious to get away, but, on the whole, the arrangement had worked very smoothly in the past. Air. Alfred Edwards proposed that they give the men two mouths off the roads, instead of six weeks. still al l ow Air. Chas. Thomas And still allow them the privilege of taking the weeks off when they like Air. Edwards Yes. It was decided that the men should take two months off up to the end of September; and that if any of them wanted a longer time off they could arrange with the Surveyor. The Rate. With regard to the rate, the Chairman said it was thought that they should have a 5d rate this half-year, so that they could get out as much stone as possible, and they would be aide to reduce it for the second half-year. Mr. Baynam proposed, Air. Spencer seconded, and it was carried, that a rate of 3D. in the L be levied. Read Rolling. The Surveyor reported that the weather during the month had been more favourable for road roliin;, and, as the season's work was ¡ drawing to a close, he i)roposed to stop one roller in the course of the week. No. i roller had worked during the month from Llanvihangel Crucorney to Grosmont, and also on the Pen- biddle-laue and Penvparc roads, and was now at Llanthony. No. 2 roller had workd at Pwlldu, Upper Llanellen road, small portions of Govilon, Llanfoist, and Forest Coalpit and Llaugattock Lingoed, and was now at 1,1 an vetherine. The drain which the Council decided to lay in conjunction with the County Council at the top of the Old Hereford road had been satisfactorily completed.
I CHILDREN KIDNAPPED. I LIVELY HEREFORD STORY OF DOUBLE ABDUCTSON. AN exciting sequel to a family feud wa- heard at i-iereford when Cecil Blake, a lieutenant in the R.H.A.. of Brook Lodge, Chester Robert Russell, an aeroplane manufacturer, of Wilmslow, and Madge Brandon, of Chorlton-on-Medloek (30), a widow, were charged with aiding and abetting in kidnapping two children from the custody of their father, Roger Williams, of Dinedor Court Farm, near Hereford. The evidence was that there had been differ- ences at the farm because Mrs. Williams invited Blake to stay there whilst her husband was attending to a chemist's business at Aberga- venny. The wife went to Llandudno with the children, aged ten and seven, and subsequently to Tarvin, a village near Chester, where she was living at the address of the lieutenant. Ou April 29 Air. Williams motored there, and in his wife's absence recovered possession of the children. Airs. Williams, who declared in Court that she felt like a bear robbed of its whelp," appears to have suggested that defendants should go down to Hereford with a car and bring the children. This they consented to do, and. after the exchange of lots of bad language with the father and also some blows, they got the children away. Blake's version was that he warned Williams and his man not to attack him or he would use a. revolver, and Russell, who said he took no part in the row except' to point a pistol at the men and render moral support" to Blake, cor- roborated. Defendants and Mrs. Williams produced a. water pistol, which they said was a gift for the boy, as the weapon used, but several witnesses for the prosecution swore this was not it, and Williams stated it was much longer in the barrel. Blake, lie said, levelled a revolver at him as he boarded the car. He followed in a trap, but had to give up the chase. I Madge Brandon was discharged, and Blake and Paissett were committed to the Assizes, bail I in 1)00 each being allowed. < —<&.
I The Maintiiff Hospital Concert. In connection with the concert held at the Town Hall on April 27th by the patients and staff of Maindiff Court Hospital, special thanks are due to a kind and sympathetic audience for their hearty support. Most grateful ackuow ledgment is also made to the Town Council for their moderate charges for the use of.tlie hail: also to Messrs. Owen (Minerva Pressi for the very inexpensive printing of bills and pro- grammes. The courtesy of the Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle," of Alessrs. Heins and Co and of Air. R. 1. Houlsou, in making 110 charge with regard to advertisement, booking, and limelight respectively, is worth- of ail praise, whilst the success of the concert was also materially assisted by the kind loan of certain stage properties by t-he following gentlemen Alessrs. Bevan (Cross-street), Jones (of Bank House) and Edwards (High-street). Sincere thanks are also extended to Mr. McDonald for his stirring interlude on the bagpipes. It may interest the public of Abergavenny to learn that owing to their kind support, most satisfactory pecuniary results attended the concert, and that., after paying all expenses and taking the patients for an afternoon's motor-run to Brecon as a reward for their efforts, the Hosnital lias benefited bv a d A
Capt. Atherley Jones's Appointment. WE are informed thafc»Capt. W. II. Atherlev Jones, of the 1St BatL. Royal Welsh L;u.liers, who gained much popularity while he was I stationed at Abergavenny, has been appointed to the headquarters recruiting staff at Cardiff. He will, however, continue to reside at Aber- gavenny, and has taken High Beeches for a terin. Capt. Atherley Jones has seen active service, and during the South African War was on the staff of Generals Hunter and Barton. He holds four medals with seven clasps. On the outbreak of war he immediately rejoined the Army, and has done valuable work oil behalf of recruiting ever since. ———— AL ————
Military Funeral.pt;. F. Watkins, of the 3nl Alonmouthshire Battalion, whose parents live in Baker-street, was buried with military honours on Thursday at the New Cemetery. The de- ceased, who was gassed at the front, had been a patient of the ist London General Hospital at Camberwell, where he died, and the bodv was conveyed to Abergavenny on Wednesday. "Capt. J. R. Jacob attended the funeral, and the firing party of wounded soldiers from Alaindiff and of overseas men was in charge of Sergt.-Major (I. H. T. Powell. About 20 recruits of the nl Alonmouthshire Battalion also attended. m
Blackmore Fashions for Ladies, Children, Gentlemen and Boys.—Patterns of above to be obtained at Morgan & Co.'s, Chronicle oftice. Price, 2d. and 3d. each.