Girls' Intermediate School. I Distribution of Certificates An Excellent I Report. SIR ARTHUR HERBERT AND GERMAN I WAR AIMS. Th ,wuual distribution ui certificates in con- action with the Girls' County- Intermediate School, Abergavenny, took place on Thursday afternoon, the presentations being made by Lady Herbert of Coldbrook. Col W Williams (chairman of the Governors) presided, and was supported bv Sir Arthur and Lady Herbert, Rev. J. R. Phillips, lr. and Mrs. Edwin Foster, Mrs. Hiley, Mrs Jones (Lianfoist) and Miss Houliston (headmistress;. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said he was delighted to see Sir Arthur and Lady Herbert present. He (the Chairman) could go back to the year 1S47 and remember Sir Arthur Herbert's grandmother, the late Lady Llanover, coming with her sister, Baroness Bunsen, to open .the Cymreigyddion Hall in Tudor-stred. Lady I,lanover was very enthusiastic in Welsh matters. She used to make her servants wear the Wels.i costume but direcly, they left Llanover they changed their Welsh hats for bonnets. The education in those days was not to be compared with what it was to-day. There was only one elementary school, in Victoria-street, and the scholars had to pay 2d. or 3d. per week for their education. There was a school at the Priory and a ladifs school kept by Miss Bowrmg opposite the Cymreigyddion Hall, and which was now used as a lodging-uouse. To-day they had the Girls' County Intermediate School, the Grammar School, and hve elementary schools llesides, and they had the ad vantages of free education. It was nearly 21 years since Miss Houliston came to that school, and during thac time 590 girls had left the school and gone out into the world to take positions on the railway, on the land (and it was very nice to see them with their beautiful leggings and macintoshes— (lau,,hter), f-) the teaching profession and to various occupations. Great credit was due to Miss Houliston and lie- assistants, and it must be a great gratification to them to hear of their scholars doing well in the world. He should dearly like to see during his lifetime a hostel attached to the school. The girls not only wanted education, but looking after in the evening, and he hoped the day was not far distant when the committee would join him in trying to take a house where th y could take I lodgers I Miss Houliston s Report. &I I The girl- sang the old school song, years oti, aftef which the report of the Head- mistress was presented. Miss Houliston prefaced her report by explaining that owing to delay in receiving some of the certificates they were unable to hold the distribution last year. The report stated that the number of scholars this term was 152. Twa county minor bursars had been appointed and there were two pupil teachers and 34 girls holding free places in the 1 school. Further extensions to the school were I tnelly needed, but they could only hope for that after the war. Had it not been for the loyal help of Miss Davies and Miss Leonard, and Miss Maxwell's kindness in coming to her aid before she was appointed as her secretary, the school would not be so successful as it was now. The work this year had been exceptionally satis- factory. The report of the Royal Drawing Society's examination was "An excellent re- suit 122 pupils were sent in for the various divisions of the Royal Drawing Society's ex- amination, and of these 101 gained honours and 21 passed. N. G. Thomas obtained a kill honours certificate, and of six prizes offered by the Society in Division III. one had been obtained by C. D. Facev, an honour which had only once before Lilies to their lot. Thirty girls were presented for Grade if. of the London Institute *of Plain Needlework, and all passed, iS obtaining a very good and 12 a good certificate. A report on the work stated The freshness and imcreased condition of the garments are noticeable, showing that the scholars must have handled their work with care on all occasions. There is evidence of good teaching and of careful supervision of the scholars while at work." We may expect even better results in needlework throughout the school, for this summer Miss Greaves took a course of needlework, and gained distinctions in both theory and practical needle- work b the examination set by the Educational Handwork Association "f Constructive and | Decorative Needlework. l., i c pre!?-' iii i nar,, Five girls were entered for the preliminary examination for certificate, 19IG-I917, and four were successful. Amy Baylis gained distinction in history, and Doris Davis, K. Gee and E. J. Rawlings gained pass certificates. 32 girls were presented for Central Welsh* Board Written Examination in July, of whom 29 were candi- dates for certificates, and 27 were successful. The School was visited for the subsidiary inspection by W. Hammond Robinson, Esq., Assistant Inspector, on Oct. 10, 1916, and by Miss S. Price, Temporary Inspector, on Nov. 9, 1916. Short reports were issued by both in- spectors. Mr. Robinson's ends with the follow- ing words The School is making great pro- gress. Tone and work are very good." Miss Price's The general work of the School con- tinues to be marked by the excellent features commented upon in the last triennial report. It was understood that efforts are being made to cultivate the power of oral expression in accordance with the suggestions made during last year's inspection." The School was also visited by Mr. R. b. Hughes, H.M. Inspector of Schools, during the summer term. A practical examination in cookery was held this year by Miss Holmes Smith on March 28th. Four girls were entered and they all passed. No oral French examin ation took place this year, owing to the war, but practical examinations in geography and botany were held for the girls taking those subjects at Higher Certificate stage. Girls' War Work. The scholarships given in the School on tne result of C.W. Board Written Examination held in July have been awarded to K. M. Ferriday and K. M. Lane. The successes of the Old Girls have been as follows :—D. E. Swinnerton has obtained the B.A. Degree (3rd CI. ss Honours in History) of the University of WnLs, and is now president of the Students' Representative Council i ve Council for Aberystwyth. V. Malpas has obtained the Elementary Teachers' Certificate, with dis- tinctions in advanced botany and drawing, and a credit in ordinary drill and theoiy of teaching. Both hockey and tennis progressed steadily last year, though no outride matches were played in either owing to the war. Ag in some of the Games Club money was given (by the wish of the girls) to the School Fund for providing materials for the Red Cross. The School hockey clock, i.e., the clock won by form matches, has been handed down to III. Upper. Gymnastics, too, have improved steadily under the able tuition of Miss Sharpe, who has thrown herstlf heart and soul into her duties. She has recommended the following girls for gymnastic colours" for specially good work M. Griffiths, H. Duck, V. Day, Violet Jones. M. Evans, P. Tatham, 1. Morris, K. Lewis, and Mary H. 11. The gym- nastic colours are given on the result of each term's work if any girl receives her colours for three terms in succession she will exchange them for a gymnastic badge. Again the School, as a whole, has done its part in war work. Weekly working parties have been held for the Upper School, and the Lower School girls have been allowed to make war articles in their needlework lessons. In this way 1775 articles have been made during the year, and despatched to the Brookfield Red Cross Supply Depot. Red Cross badges have been won by Miss Leonard, Miss Playne, Miss Sharpe and Miss Greaves; and the following girls: A. Baylis, L. Coombey, D. Davis, K. Gee, K. Lane, H. Duck, E. McCarthy, G. Jackson, K. Wibberley, L, Heap and J. Gibbs. The ghls are also en- couraged to contribute Vd. a week towards a fund for buying materials for our working part} and a sum of ?i 2 was contributed during the year. This includes the proceeds of three concerts given by the girls—two within the school, and one to parents. In addition to this we received grants from the Mayor's Fund amounting to £ 3 3s., aU of which have been expended on materials for our working party. Collections have also been made for various flag days. Garden-In the late spring the Governors made a grant of 4-z towards a school garden. Miss Leonard superintended the work, most of which was done by the girls themselves. The I crop, considering the fact of the newness of the soil and the lateness of planting, has been very I .satisfactory, and we hope that another year, without these drawbacks, our success will be more conspicuous. The experiment has, at any I rate, been justified in the added interest the girls have taken in gardening. War Savings.—In Feb., 1917. owing to the .kind help volunteered by Miss Baker-Gabb, we started a War Savings Association, The amount collected from February to September is -()2 18s. 6d., and 81 War Savings Certificates haw been purchased during that time. At the end of the summer term we numbered 65 subscribers now our numbers are 82. Since last Fehruary we have collected £ 913 igs. and 985 War Savings Certificates have been bought and £ 15° was in- vested in War Bonds. In the National Week we got £ 710 18s. 6d. (Applause). My most grateful thanks are due to Miss Baker-Gabb for the help she has given me, without which I do not think I should have dared to start the Association. At the beginning of this term, in compliance with a request from the Board of Education, we collected 1tons of chestnuts. Winners 01 certificates Royal Drawing Society's Certificates .—■ Honours in Div. V. E. McCarthy, Doris Davis (and IV.), K. M. Ferriday (and pass in IV.), K. Gee, At. B. Griffiths, V. A. Maxwell, G. M. Thomas (and IV.) pass, K. M. Lane.—Honours in'Div. III. and IV. V. C. Day, C. D. Facey pass, E. H. Duck. Honours in Div. Ill D. Dean, L. M. Heap (and II.), D. Watkins (and II.), pass, E. M. Greene, Gwen. Powell, M. Allen. Hoiiours in Div. II. Enid Griffiths, Nelly Hughes, Violet Jones, B. Lewis (and I.), Elsie Lewis, D. Lloyd (pass in IV.), Iris Morgan, M. Parry, Alice Thomas, E. Vaughan (and I.) Mari Watkins (and 1.), Susy Watkins (and Prep.), D. Weeks, Hilda Williams (and I.) pass, M. Evans. Mvra Morris, Florence Williams. Honours in Div. L and Prep. D. Amyes, B. Bayham, S. Beet, G. Greatwood, Mary Hall, Evelyn Hughes, Eva Jones, Edith Lewis, K. Lewis, Gwen Powell, M. Sayce, K. Viney, Hannah Watkins. Honours in Div. I. G. Doman, N. Dorrell, Gladys Downes (pass in II.), Grace Downes, P. Devereux, M. Goodchild, R. Goat- man, E. Grenow (pass in 11.), L. Jenkins, M. Maxwell (pass in Prep.), D. Matthews, B. Mills, Ivv Morris. M. Parker, D. Perry (pass in II.), L. l'ugh, G. Rees, Blanche Watkins. Doris Wil- liams, C. Wright (pass in II.) Pass in I. M. Welch. Honours in Prep. Div. D. Hunt, V. Jenkins, Gwen Jones, Nora Jones, Renia Jones, Lily Meredith, Muriel Meredith, W. Peacock, E, Plowman, L. Prosser, B. Reynolds, Gwen Smith.Sheila Smith, Irene Thomas (pass in II.), Jessie Williams (pass in III.) pass Dora Hall. Needlework (Grade III.).—"Very Good" Certificates G. Greatwood, Eva Jones, Iris Morgan, 1. Morris, D. Perry. Good Certifi- cates Marjorie Davies, Nelly Hughes, Edith Lewis, M. Parker, A. Thomas, K. Viney, Susan Watkins, Doris Williams. Very Fair Cer- tific.i'-?: i I)arr?- 'I .ar i ?, 1 AN-cleli, tincatL-?: May Parry, Mari Watkins, M. Welch, Florence Williams. Gn:de II.—"Very Good" Certificates D. Amyes, B. Baynam, S. Beet, V. Beynon, E. Griffiths, F. Hazeldine, Evelyn Hughes, Ethel J one, Gwendoline Jones, Nora Jones, May Lewis, D. Matthews, L. Meredith, B. Mills, W. Peacock, M. Telford, II, Watkins, M. Woodford. Good Certificates 0. Clark, En a Davies, G. Doman, R. Goatman, F. James, v Jenkins, Renia Jones, Gwen. Powell, M. Sayce, G. Thomas, E. Tranter, B. Watkins. Central WMsh Board Certificates.Higher Certificate G. A. Watkins (dis. in Fr. and his.) G. M. James. Senior Certificate n. E. Davis (dis. in Fr., equivalent to Welsh Matric. and qualifying for Training Col.) K. M. Ferriday (qualifying for Training Col.); K. Gee (dis. in arith. and Fr., qualifying for T.C.) K. M. Lane -in d l?' r to (dis. in arith, ele. math., and Fr., equivalent to Welsh Matric. and qual. for T.C.) E. J. Raw- lings (qnal. for T.C.) G. M. Thomas (dis. in drawing) Junior Certificate J. N. Gibbs (dis. iu arith.), L.'M. Heap (dis. in drawing), L. Jenkins (dis. in arith.), Elsie E. Lewis (dis. in arith. and botany), D. Lloyd (dis. in botany), V. A. Maxwell (dis. in arith. and drawing), C. S. Wright (dis. in arith. and drawing) pass S. E. Barclay, L. C. Champion, E. H. Duck, E. M. Greene, L. A. Griffiths, G. L. 1. Jackson, E. A. McCartlry, Q. E. M. Phillips, Gwen. Powell, D. Price, D. Watkins, K. M. Wibberley. Form Prizes.—Form VI. G. M. Jt.mcs, G. A. Watkins. Form Va. K. M. Lane. Form V.n. H. Duck. Form IV.: G. D. Watkins. Form III. Upper: D. Dean. Iv-rm III. Lower A: Ivy Morris. Form III. L B M. Sayce. Form II K. S. Lewis. Sir Arthur Herbert's School for Gardening. After the certificates had been presented by Lady Herbert, Iir Arthur delivered an address to the scholars. He said that the school report was more than satisfactory. If it were not for the care they had bestowed oh the children by Miss Hoidiston and her assistants they would not have got these prizes. He was glad to hear that thetgirls had made over 1,700 articles for the Red Cross, and it did them much credit, but they needed to increase that quantity very much. They could not do too much. He did not think that many of them realised what this war was. They read in the papers that the Germans had lost 250,000 or 300,000. It might or might not be correct, but it was perfectly certain that our own losses had been very-heavy. Supposing they put it down at half the German losses, or 120,000 in six days. That was 20,000 a day, and it -meant that every day three times the popula- tion of Abergavenny was either killed, wounded, or taken prisoners. Therefore it was absolutely essential that they should all do whatever they could according to their abilities. He had tried to do a small job by opening a school for market gardening, which lie hoped would be a benefit to the neighbourhood, and he proposed shortly to open a second one. -\Hear, hear). Some people had called him a black-leg." He did not worry at all about what they called him. There were people who said that he had no right to go in for that sort of business. He did not know what sort of mind or what sort of logic they had. His business was to do his best according to his lights, and he thought that was one of the most serviceable things he could do in the neighbour- hood. If any of the girls liked to go to Miss Davies, who was the head of the school, she would do what she could to teach them. His object was to try to teach people in a humble way the art of gardening. He was going to start another place, and he had a good man who was going to make a speciality of seed raising. Seed raising was a technical job, and he suggested that it provided a good career as a profession. They had great places like Sutton's in other parts of the country, and there was no reason why such a place should not succeed in this neigh- bourhood, for the soil was just as good as any- where else. Intensive cultivation as practised by the French had been neglected in this country, and he hoped that the school would be a benefit to the" neighbourhood and to the country in teaching the art of intensive cultivation. The curriculum would consist of a certain amount of gardening, and he hoped they would be able to get a cow or two, some bees which had not got disease, and some pigs which people were willing to sell, so that the pupils might learn to look after a little farm of their own. He looked for- ward to the development of the scrl,.le, and he hoped they would back him up. Propaganda and German War Aims. I Referring to the war, Sir Arthur said that propaganda had been neglected in this country. In fact, there had been absolutely no proraa ganda. People were told that there was a war on, and what our war aims were, but nobody cared a jot about that. What they wanted to know was what the German war aims were. If we were beaten we should go out of existence as a nation. There had been a lot of talk as to who began the war. When he was in Norway the German Fleet were there, on the occasion of the coronation of King Hakon. A number of Norwegian officers were invited on board, and the German officers-, pointing to the big guns, said, These are for Der Tag "—the Day when Germany would go to war with England. He could tell them anecdotes without end of the way in which Germany prepared for the war. In the spring of 1913 an Austrian officer on the way home from Japan, invited by the Com- mander-in-Chief in India, General Sir O'Moore Creagh, to attend some army manoeuvres, said he had orders to go back to Austria, as the staff appointments were being arranged and he had to see what he could get, as the following year they expected to be at war. In 1914 German commercial travellers were told not to take on any contract in America after May, 1914. In 1913 he (Sir Arthur) went from Antwerp by Spa and through Luxemburg to Trier, in Germany, where he saw thousands of troops and horses. He could not make out what the concentration of troops on the Belgian frontier meant, but the Germans were evidently in the autumn of 1913 planning the invasion of Belgium. The Germans were quite prepared for the war, and the murder of the Austrian archduke was simply an incident which provided the opportune moment. They had read, lately, that the miners had said that they did nctt wish to be combed cut. He did not- helieve a word of it. He did not think that the miners were any better or any worse than other people, but he did think that they did not understand anything at all about the war. What the war meant had never been put to them in a proper way. Certain people talked about the I. f. 1..d' 1, d. "d 1 11 t right of individuals. The individual could not have the right to do as lie liked when we were up against such a proposition as we were to-day. In Germany the people behaved like machines. f He was perfectly certain that the miners were j sensible men, and that they would act sensibly if thev were told what the German war aims were and what would be the effect of a German victory. By means of a canal running from Emden the Germans had connected up the Danube and tilt Rhine, and they could send a 2,ooo-ton boat from the sea at Emden to come out at Constantinople in the Black Sea. They could do exactly the same thing in the Kiel canal. Our position in the Mediterranean would be nil, and we should be wiped out. Then, again, the Germans held the whole of the Baltic, and they wished to restore the Baltic to the position it was in Hanseatic times and to gain control over the whole of Norway. Finland was to be under the aegis of Germany, and certain territories were ceded to her. Therefore Ger- many's control existed right to the Arctic Sea and the ice-free ports there, and that meant that tlicy could keep submarines which would be a menace to the whole of our trade in the north. If these points were explained to the miners, or others, they would see the sense of it and tliey would see that they had to sink their individu- ality and become part of a machine. Everyone must do all they could to help, on the war, whether by means of Red Cross or other work. (Applause). A vote of thanks was accorded Sir Arthur and Lady Herbert, on the proposition of Mr. Edwin Foster, seconded by the Rev. J. R. Phillips, and Sir Arthur Herbert briefly responded.
——— q _—— I Crickhowell Board of Guardians. I I Mr. Evan Williams presided at the fortnightly meeting of this Board on Monday, when there were present Rev. W. Arvon Davies and Messrs. Win. Rosser, A. J. Thomas, T. Price, Wm. Howell, W. G. Watkins, T. J. Thomas, J. C. Jones, T M. Jenkins, R. J. Hayward, Henry Harris, David Thomas, E. Pirie Gordon and John Thomas. ) DIETARY. The Master asked for instructions regarding the dietary for the inmates and officers. On the motion of Mr. E. Pirie Gordon it was unanimously decided that the Master should provide one fish dinner a week for the inmates and make the best arrangements possible in the circumstances. With reference to the officers, the Master, re- plying to questions, said the loss to them in rations was about 6s. per head per week, and he thought this should be made good The Chairman What do you suggest ? The Master The officers should be graded. The Master, Matron and Nurse to be paid 4s. per week each in lieu of loss of meat, &c., and the other indoor officers 3s. per week each. Mr A. J. Thomas: You have already been given 2s. 6d. per head per week, and that quite recently. The Master Yes, some time ago, though. Co,ditions have altered since then. Proceeding he said other boards had met their officers. Mr. R. J. Hay ward Other Boards are cer- tainly moving. Bedwellty has increased the salary of their Master'by fAD a year. Mr. A. J. Thomas That is an individual case. What is being done generally ? We all have to Conform to rations and we cannot go to the State and say Make up the monetary loss in meat ? (Laughter and hear, hear). A special com- mit tce should be: appointed to consider the matter. Subsequently it was resolved that a special meeting of the House Committee should'be held. I INCREASED RATE. I Mr. W. G. James, chairman of the Finance Committee, in presenting the estimate for the W' -year ending 30th September next, said the Committee much regretted having to increase the rate for Poor Law expenses by 4d. It was useless estimating their expenditure upon an average comprising tllc. three last half-years, owing to advancing prices and continual changes. He moved the adoption of a Poor Law rate of is. lod. in the f. Mr. E. Pirie Gordon .-ecoiidcd. Mr. A. J. Thomas I believe it is the biggest rate in the history of the Board. The Chairman I don't know about that. It is impossible to pay our way with a less rate. Other unions have been obliged to put up the rate, and in one instance the increase is as much as iod. i The rate was unanimously adopted. THE !-Gr,K CONTRACT A PIQUANT LETTER. Mr. Wni. Ralph, milk contractor, writing with reference to the Board's acceptance of his tender for the supply of milk for one year at 2s. per gallon, subject to controlled prices, stated that the Food Controller's prices had been in force for some considerable time, and the Guardians were certainly aware that the controlled price of milk delivered to institutions for last winter was 2S. 2d. per gallon, while he was supplying the Board at is. 4d. per gallon. He wrote to them at the time asking them to meet him and sug- gesting the wholesale price of is. 9(1., but his request was ignored. It was unfair of the Guardians now to take advantage of the Food Controller's prices whenever it suited them, aud he certainly expected the Board to pay him the tendered price of 2s. per gallon or else make it retrospective and pay him control prices since they had been in force. A resolution to make payment to the con- tractor retrospective was defeated by a large majority, and the Guardians decided to adhere to the terms of the present contract.
I ABERGAVENNY I RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the Abergavenny Rural District Council was held on Tuesday, Mr. Robert Johnson presiding. There were also present Mr. Edgar W. Lewis (vice-chair- man), Messrs. Benjamin Price, David Edwards, Matthew J. Knight, F. O. Price, Chas. Thomas, John Jenkins, Alfred Edwards, and J. Baynam. I Member's Resignation. The Clerk reported that he had written to Mr. John Watkins, of Llanwenarth, who had been co itinuously absent from the meetings for over six months. Mr. Watkins replied that he had been unable to attend owing to pressure of work at the Clydach quarries, and he felt that he was doing his duty to the country by attending to his work regularly. As he did not see any likelihood of being able to attend more fre- quently, he wished to tender his resignation. The resignation was accepted. Register of the Blind. I The Clerk read a circular from the Local Government Board with regard to the compila- tion of a register of the blind. He suggested that he should send a short' circular to each member asking him if he knew of any blind person in his parish, and, if so, to give their names and addresses. There were certain par- ticulars to be filled up on forms by or on behalf of the blind. The Clerk's suggestion was agreed to. Haulage Difficulties. I The Surveyor (Mr. A. J. Willcox) in his report stated that he trusted the Council would be able to deal with the question of haulage at an early date. Many of the roads in the district were suffering severely for want of metalling, and he was afraid that the question of haulage was going to be a serious- problem. There was more heavy traffic on many of the roads now than ever before, and the difficulty of obtaining material and hauling the same to the roads was greater than ever. He was pleased to report that they were pushing on favourably with the repairs to the Llanthony road, and he understood it was proposed to recommence timber hauling during the ensuing month. They had still 12 soldiers employed on this road, two lorries hauling out the material, and the steam roller consclidating it. He had to report that nothing had yet been done to the ditches at Llanwenarth. It was essential that this should be done during the summer months, so as to prepare for the winter floods and thus avoid the road being under water so much during the winter season. The Clerk reported that Sir Clifford Cory had recently sent his engineer up to inspect the water-courses. It was decided to write to Sir Clifford Cory again 'on the matter. Proposed Diversion of Footpath by G.W.R. Co. I The Surveyor reported that the G.W.R. Co. I proposed to divert a footpath crossing the rail- way line near Raglan-terrace, and produced a plan submitted by the Company. Mr. Farquhar 'said that Mr. Marsh was very much opposed to this diversion, as at prest nt the milway sidings were generally covered with trucks on both sides of the crossing and these trucks hid expresses travelling in both directions and thus endangered the public. The Rural Parish Council wished the Company to construct a subway for the safety of the public. The matter was Ieferred to the Rural Parish Council to settle at their meeting on Tuesday
Abergavenny County Court. Monday—Before the Registrar (Mr. lltyd Gardner.) Who Did It? J. E. Pritchard, Tredilion-road, Abergavenny, sued H. Gould, baker, of Merthyr-road, for 13s. 3d. damages to a spring cart. Mr. A. M. Cunliffe appeared for 'plaintiff and Mr. D. G. Harris defended. Plaintiff stated that he went to do some re- pairs to one of his houses in Holly-Terrace, North-street, and took,solne ladders, etc., out of the trap to the back of the houses. He took the pony out of the trap to the back, leaving the cart with the shafts up North-street. Mrs. Hughesr called his attention to the trap" and he went out and saw the shafts of the trap right across the road. He did not see the accident. Mrs. Hughes said she called plaintiff's atten- tion to what she saw from the bedroom window, but did not see the accident. Defendant absolutely denied that his cart had broken the shafts. He admitted that it had grazed the box, but the cart, when pointed out to him by the plaintiff, was still pointing up the street and the shafts were lying in the gutter and not across the road as alleged. John Welsh said he saw the cart before de- fendant's cart touched it, and it was then broken and the shaft was lying in the gutter. He was sure the shafts were turned up North-street. Judgment was given for defendant. Before His Honour Judge Hill Kelly. Not on tie Book. Robert Eaglesome, credit draper, sued W111. Cook, of Flannel-street, for i 3 7s., for clothes supplied. Plaintiff said defendant had a suit at £ 2 15s. in May, 1914, and there was a balance of 12s. in addition. Defendant said he never had the suit, and produced his book. His Honour looked at the book and said that the suit was not charged on it. Plaintiff said it was not charged at the time, because there was a dispute with the firm as to the price. He sold the suit to defendant and delivered it himself. His Honour pointed out that there were eight payments since then on the book. He gave judgment for plaintiff for 12s. Trusted To His Honour. Reginald Jones, seedsman, sued E. Peake for £ 3 19s. gd. for goods supplied. The case had been a djourned from the last Court for both parties to produce a full statement of account. Defendant said he had been unable to prepare the account of his counter-claim, as his daughter, who kept the books, was in hospital and he was working single-handed. He had receipts for workin,, the items for which he was charged, Plaintiff promised him to settl; the matter with- out troubling the Court, and he had agreed out- side the Court that if his claim was paid he would pay him (defendant) for anything he could prove was owing. His Honour said that if judgment was given for the £3 19s. gd. it would be final and there would be no coming back to the Court. Plaintiff I offered to give "him is. 3d. for even- is. I have charged him and he can produce receipts for. His Honour (to defendant) So far as any proceedings at law are concerned this will be the end, whatever the moral obligation may be. Defendant I trust to his honesty. His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for £ 3 19s. 9d. The Story of a Knife Cisa ler. _'4 Messrs. Allcott Wilson, ironmongers, sueCi John Phillips, formerly of the Swan Hotel and now of the Pandy Inn, for 17s. 6d. repairs to a knife cleaner. Mr. A. M. Cunliffe, for plaintiffs, read an affidavit by William Dance, formerly in the employ of defendants and now in the Army, to the effect that defendant gave him the order to send the knife machine to the makers for repairs. He showed him how to use it, but later de- fendant said it would not work and it appeared that the servant had not put the knives in properly. He (Dance) tried it and it worked perfectly. Subsequently defendant put it in' a sale of furniture and it was sold without reserve for 2S. Defendant said that the machine would not work at all on an old knife, and it broke another knife. Plaintiffs told him he lud better buy another machine, which he did, and they said they did not trouble about the old one. At the sale he intended to put a reserve on it, but when tried it broke a knife and it was sold with a couple of frying pans for 2s. 6d. His—Honour gave judgment for defendant.
LOCAL FOOD CONTROL. RATIONING SCHEME POSTPONED. The Abergavenny Borough Food. Control Committee met on Monday, when there were present The Mayor (chairman). Councillors J. R. Beckwith (Deputy Mayor), W. J. Tong, F. Sadler, A. C. Graham, W. J. Meale, F. J. Mans- field, T. A. Delafield," G. R. Plowman, W. Horsington, Messrs. G. Thurston, J. Stark, S. Owers, Mrs. E. Foster and Mrs. Pavord. 7 Pigs. The Inspector reported that he had investi- gated the sale of pigs, and had visited Ebbw Vale and tound that the pigs in question were I being kept for breeding purposes. In view of these circumstances, no further action is to be taken in the matter. I Price of Milk Reduced. A deputation of the Dairymen's Association, namely, Messrs. T. Tipton (chairman), J. Brom- well, J. Williams, Wellington and T. W. Harris, attended before the Committee and asked that the present, price of milk, 2s. per gallon, be fixed by the Committee for the summer period, i.e., to end of September. The Committee discussed the matter with them, and afterwards resolved that the following prices be fixed:-For the month of May, 5d. per quart, is. 8d. per gallon; June, 5d. per quart, is. 8d. per gallon July, 5-id. per quart, is. iod. per gallon August, std. per .quart, is. iod. per gallon September, 6d. per quart, 2s. per gallon. The deputation were recalled and informed of the Committee's decision. Margarine. The Executive Officer reported receipt of the weekly supplies of margarine, and the method of distribution by the Food Office to the various retailers. Rationing Scheme. The Executive Officer read circular letter from the Divisional Food Commissioner with sug- gested resolution relative to the ration scheme, and the committee adopted same. The Executive Officer reported that as a large number of customers will be rationed from the Rural area and the whole of the cards had not yet been issued, it would be necessary to post- pone the putting into operation of the compul- sory ration scheme until next week. The Committee agreed to this. Meat. I The Executive Officer reported that he had paid -f574 for frozen meat since the beginning of March last. In future the butchers will obtain this meat through the Area Meat Agent. Price of Treacle. I It was decided to apply for power to fix the I sale price of treacle and other commodities. Farmers' Butter. I The Divisional Food Commissioner has written asking whether in the opinion of the Committee it is desirable that farmers who sell butter and poultry by retail should register as retailers. It is obvious that unless some steps arc taken of ascertaining the amount of butter and poultry produce for sale and the persons to whom these commodities are sold a large amount of food will reach the hands of people who are already drawing rationed quantities from their regular suppliers. The Committee resolved to register the farmers selling butter and poultry accordingly.
BUDDEN'S RHEUMATIC BLOOD SALT is a safe and effectual remedy for Rheu- matism, Sciatica, Lumbago, Gout, /and Gouty Eczema (caused by uric acid in the system), Constipation and its attendant evils, and purifies the blood. Bottles, is. each. BUDDEN'S S.R. SKIN OINTMENT will cure itching, destroys Eczema, heals Old Wounds and Sores, cures Piles and Ringworm, and removes the most obstinate Eruptions and Scurvy. Boxes, is. 3d. each.—Agent for Abergavenny, Mr. Shackleton, I The Pharmacy. < Presbyterian Church of Wales. Quarterly Association WILL BE HELD ON I APRIL 16th, 17th & 18th, AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ABERGAVENNY. > TUESDAY. UNITED PRAYER MEETING at 3 p.m 7.0 p.m. at FROGMORE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, A Public Temperance Meeting, Chair- man: Mr. T, Williams, Pontygwaith. Speakers: Rev. T. C. J Tones Penarth and Rev. F. W. Cole, Cardiff. A WEDNESDAY, SERVICE at 3 p.m. in Frog-more St. Baptist Church. Preacher: Rev. R. J. Rees, MA., Aberystwyth. At 6.30 p.m.: Rev. Peter Hughes Griffiths, London- Rev J. Cynddlyan Jones, D D., Cardiff. WELSH SERVICE. Wednesday Afternoon at 3 o'clock in Betbany Baptist Church. Preacher Rev. Peter Hughes Griffiths. THURSDAY. In Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Preacher: Rev. Win Evans, MA Pembroke Dock. Preachers at 2.30 p.m.: Rev. W. D. Rowlands. Rev. J. CyrTddvlan Jones, D.D. Preachers at 6.30 Rev. Peter Hughes Griffiths, Rev. R. J. Rees, M.A. WELSH SERVICE in Frogmore Street Baptist Church at 2.30 p ra Preacher Rev. Wm. Lewis, Cwmpark. Visitors are requested to make their own arrangements with regard to Refresh- ments. I 9
I PRESENTATIONS TO ABERGAVENNY I I WORKERS. Interesting presentations were made at the Town Hall on Thursday last to members of the Town Hall Red Cross Working Paity, who were given badges in recognition of the work they have done since the commencement of the war in making garments for the troops. The presenta- tions were made by Lord Treowen, who was accompanied by Lady Treowen. There was a large attendance of workers,-<nid the recipients numbered 60. The Mayor in opening the proceedings, said My Lord and Lady Treowen, on behalf of of the Town Hall Red Cross Working Party, I have much pleasure in giving you an official welcome. Had time permitted i should have liked to mention all the names composing the committee and workers, but there are so many. They will, however, be brought to your notice you present the badges by Mrs. Gilbert Harris, who has been very deeply interested in this work from the start. Before asking your Lordship to make the presentations, I should like to take this opportunity of briefly referring to the formation and work done since its inception. It was on the 13th of August, 1914, that a public meeting was held in the Council Chamber, to consider what could be done for the men who had been mobilised and for those who would be called up later for service. The meeting unani- mously decided that they would do all that lay within their power, and a committee was formed to carry on what is now known as the Town Hail Working l'arty, its object being to make shirts, socks, mittens, and other articles so much needed. An appeal was made for funds, and it is wry pleasing to k:;uw that ihe appeal was not made in vain and that by the results of Wiiite Elc-pliant sales and subscriptions no less a sum than £ 646 15s. 2d. has, so far, been rcised for this work. This must not stop, and I there- fore take this public opportunity to appeal on behalf of the workers for mere ami still mere financial support, seeing that the articles so made add very materially to the comfort of our troops. Day by day and week by week these ladies have worked, and their efforts have been rewarded by the completion of no fewer than 8,150 garments. This, to my mind, is a record that the society can be proud -of, and as Mayor I can assure them that it is very gratifying to the borough to find that in addition to other work that has been done in the town these articles have been sent to the troops. We meet to-day under very trying aud distressing conditions, feeling that the very existence of this country depends upon the efforts that are now being put forth by our troops and those of our Allies, therefore we cannot allow this opportunity to I pass without giving expression of our sympathy to those who have suffered in this great crisis, and who have lost loved ones in this great struggle for liberty and in reverence to those who have given their lives for King and coun ry we offer our deepest sympathy to all, and would pray that God will in His wisdom guide, comfort and sustain all who need help and comfort at this period of our history. We can only pray that out of this terrible darkness that this civilised world has been plunged into there, may soon be created and restored ai world that will be all the brighter, happier and more peaceful, so that the sacrifices of time, money and men will not have been made in vain. To the workers I would say, go on with your work, feeling that you are rendering great service to the country you all so much love and feel sure that your labours will be blessed and owned by God in this great European crisis. I am thankful that some small recognition is being given to you, and I know that you will appreciate this token not for its monetary value, but as an inspiration to carry on. I therefore have much pleasure in asking your Lordship to make the presentations. Lord Treowen, in presenting the badges, said that 'the Mayor, had given a very interesting resume of the work done by the society, and it was very gratifying to find that the ladies had persevered with that good work for nearly four years, and he congratulated them on the work they had done. The Mayor had mer tinned that these things were for the soldiers' comfort, an<^ he (Lord Treowen) could say that the men appreciated them very much, because whatever the Army Ordnance did in this matter did not convey to them the token of love that home- made garments did. Moreover, these garments were far better than those supplied by the Army. It was very gratifying to find that such a large amount of money had been subscribed for the work. The fact that this party had been work- ing so long had been brought to his notice, and he had mentioned the matter to the heads of the Welsh Army Corps, who very kindly agreed to give these badges as a small token of their appreciation of the work that had been done. Lord Treowen then presented the badges to the recipients. It is worthy of note that one lady has knitted two pairs of socks per week since the outbreak of war, and another lady has made two shirts per week, while others have done work continuously week by week since the commencement. The Mayor, moved a vote of thanks to Lord and Lady Treowen for their attendance and the presentation of the badges. Mrs. Gilbert Harris seconded, and the vote was carried with acclamation. ..&,
9 Victoria Cottage Hospital.-Tlle Committee beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the following receipts per the Hon. Treasurer -Hanovei Congregational Church, Llanover, per Rev. D. Davies, £ 1 is. Pandy Presbyterian Church, per Mrs. Thos. Parry, £ 1 is. Llanvair Kilgeddin Parish Church, per Mr. F. Crawshay, £ 1 2s. Also the following gifts during March, per the Matron :-Flowers, Mrs. S. R. Young, Mrs. Barnett Barker, Frogmore St. Baptist Chapel; fruit, Mrs. Barnett Barker, Mrs. Ray eggs, Mrs. Lloyd Thomas, Mrs. Solly Flood, Mrs. Lloya, Mrs. Lawson 12 books, Mrs. Morgan, Brooklands book, Mrs. Barnett Barker; magazines, Mr. Walford; toys, Mrs. Iltyd Gardner, Mrs: Barnett Barker parsnips, Mrs. Caldicott (patient's wife).
j May-Day in Welladay." SUCCESSFUL OPERETTA PERFORMANCE BY KOLY TRSNITY CHILDREN. I I The children of Holy Trinity Sunday vScuool are very enthusiastic about any thing- they under- take and their annual operetta performances are I looked forward to by large numbers of people. On Thursday evening Jast they gave a capital performance of the humorous and fanciful operetta May-Day In Wdladay." The hall was crowded, and the audience demonstrated their approval of the efforts of the performers in no uncertain, fashion. The which is 'I 'c (, I Iretta, wh-cll is written and composed by W. Smvth Co per, contains some pretty mrsic, (harming d .nces and lively dialogues, and the d;esses and tvolu- tions of those takng part formed a very phasing picture. The whole performance went with a swing and renected the greatest credit not only on the children but on Mrs. Pavord and Mr. Douglas Singer, who had trained them, ard oil Miss Down who presided at the pianoforte. The story is a simple one, but is well worked up and the setting is well conceived in three acts, the first and third scenes being ihe village greett and the second the enchanted wood and magic well. The May Queen is being selected, but the I selection is not made in the old-time manner of popular acclaim of outward beauty. The qualification is beauty of disposition and the pessesfion of the virtues, and the one entitled to the honour of being crowned May Q'ueen is she whose face is mirrored in the magic well. This proves to be Annette (a poor village maiden), whom the well-dressed belles of the village con- sidered out of the running altogether. There- fore the story points the moral that all is not gold that glitters." The singing of the girls in the individual and concerted numbers was clz- cclleiit and the audience seemed incliired to encore every item, if time he <1 allowed. Miss Ivy Morris as Annette was distinctly gocd, her singing being very artistic and her actions grace- ful. This tilmted young performer undoubted- ly scored the greatest success of t-iie piece. MisS E. Piobert as Naomi sang vers- pleasinglv and was encored. The singing and acting of Mi's B. Rogers as the Fairy of the Well, and Miss M. Dixon as Fairy Flora were also excellent Doris Downs and Ella Roach as Lilybdl and ?.se s J4, I i- I )-; I l Pnd delighted the audience with U eir singin? of the duet "LilybeUs and Roses," and received a double ell core Mi?s M. Jackson was a spirited Saucy Sue who sang very nicely, Master C. Lewis lent humcur to the performance as the officious Beadle, and Miss G. Jones and Master P. Dodd made a quaint Grannie and Gran'f'er The fatties danced daintily and the various choruses were well rendered. Altogether it was a dis- tinctly pleasmg and creditable performar:e. The following were the ehar..clcrs :—Annette (a poor village maiden), Miss Ivy Morris Christine, Iris, Ella, Elene, Penelope (vi'lage 1 maidens), Miss M. Allen, Miss E. Miss V. Davis, Miss N. Butt, Miss M. Grifhths; Sue (a saucy but good natured girl), Miss M. Jackson The Beadle (an officious persona"ge), Master C. Lewis Grannie and Gran'f'er (n old village couple), Miss G. Jones, Master P. D¡dd; Hcd>*e, Eric f??v?iiis J,?rge, B?st Jerry, 1)? Williams; Jim, W. Joms; Nit-ini (a Gipsy fortune-teller), Miss E. Probert Mike (a Gipsy poacher), R'. Walsh Fairy of the Well, Miss B. Rogers Fairy Flora, Miss M. Dixou Lilybell, Doris Downs Rose, Ella Roach. Mower Girls D. Weeks, M. Southwood, D. Webb, N. Emery, E. Atkins, N. Watkins, J. Emu)", K. Watkins. Gipsies—Gwen Vest, M. DixÜli., L. Roach M- Emery, I. Johns, R. Goatman, I). G. Dodd. Fairies L. Willard, L. Goatm; L, F. Hunt, H- Goodhall. Villagers: F. Lew.s, S. Gwenlaii, R. Powell.
T — CRICKHOWELL. J EASTER VESTRY.—The Rev. I p. Somerset presided at the annual Easter V< Dr. p, 13. Hill was re-elected Rector's warder, and Mr U- Pirie-Gordon, parishioners' war. A vote of sympathy was passed with the I on the con- tinued illness of his wife. PROPERTY SALE.- Mr. w. M. z,,iwick, uli(leir instructions from the executors he late Mr. John Jones, bootma ker, offered fo sale at the Bear Hotel, Crickhowell, on TLu y afternooiij two semi-detached freehold 1 residences known as Park Place, l,langi. relited at £ 17 per annum each, tenants pr-vi; v rates. No I was sold to Mr. Morgan MorgJn, V.,ntractor at £310, and No. 2 was knocked dev. < Mr. HenrV Jones, Maescelyn, at /310. A i.. Id block of shop and cottage properties High-street, Crickhoweii, fetching in the f- ,.te rentals' over £ 30 per annum, tenants I., rates, one shop (recently occupied by the I < J. Jones) and one cottage being in hand, vas knocked down to Messrs. Ralph Bros., bn « 's, for /joo. Mr. Thos. Vaughan, Crickho- 11, was the vendors' solicitor. .A.
We have a very large stock,, Writing Pads I bought before the last rise in pn; Now is the time to buy.—M. Morgan & C", Chronicle Office.
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