Make a Success of your t Loan Campaign "I invite you and the people of this country f & to crown their effort by one more great success, so as to establish on a firm basis the credit of the State on which all our prosperity depends." (Â-e-Jl J I I Let your subscription to the ings for repayment with a Cash Victory Loan be your personal Lonus, or War Savings Certif1- share in that crowning Local cates with their guaranteed Effort. Lend your money. Use increase in value and the right your influence. Do your utmost ot getting your money back at any to make the Loan Campaign a time, your investment wili be triumphant success. equally safe and profitable both In Victory Loan you have a to yourself and to the Nation. 1 Iritish Government investment And this investment will not offered you on terms which you only increase your own resources; are never likely to get again. it will help to stimulate trade, Whether you choose Funding to create employment, and to Loan, the ideal security for I' lower the cost of living. The permanent investment, or Vic- money you invest in Victory |I tory Bonds, with the' special Loan will be the very life-blooo I attraction of the Annual Draw- of National Prosperity. I I SPECIAL EFFORT WEEK. July 7 to July E2 (inclusive) TUESDAY, JULY 8th— L. Forestier Walker, Esq., M.P. 5 Will speak at | THE CATTLE MARKET, at Noon. (If Wet, in the Market Hall). f BALLOONS. AEROPLANES. Buy Victory Loan VICTORY LOAN. THE DIRECTORS OF LLOYDS BANK LIMITED have pleasure in announcing that, as in the case of former War Loans, they are prepared to make advances for the purpose of subscribing to the FUNDING LOAN AND VICTORY BONDS not only to the Bank's own customers but also to members of the public generally who have no banking accounts elsewhere. Application may be made to any Branch of the Bank. Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. I Important Engagement of of The Howitt and Bolam I'layers, Week commencing Aug. i itli, who present I HER KINGDOM OF LOVE from The Princes and Lyceum Theatres, and other Plays from their repertoire. MISS RACHEL HERBERT'S CHURCH AND ALMSHOUSE CHARITIES. THE TRUSTEES Of these Charities give Notice that they will, on Wednesday, the 6th dav of August, 1919, proceed to elect TWO ALMS P E R SON S. Poor Women, being mem- bers of the Church of England, of good character and of not less than 60 years of age, who have been resident in the Parishes of Abergavenny or in the Parishes of Llantilio Pertholey and Cwmyoy, or one of them, for five years at least either next preceding the time of appointment or ending not more than six months before that time, who shall not during that period have received Poor 1 <aw Relief and who from age, ill health, accident or infirmity are unable to main- tain themselves by their own exertions, are eligible for the appointment. Applications for the Appointment must be made in writing to the Trustees or their Clerk at the offices of Messrs. Gabb & Waltord, Monk- street, Abergavenny, 14 days at least previously to the election. Every applicant must state her name, address, age, and occupation, and must be prepared with sufficient testimonials and other evidence of her qualification for the appointment. FRED BAKER GABB, Clerk to.the Trustees. State Aided Housing Scheme. ABERGAVENNY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE HOUSING COMMITTEE "f the above Council will hold a Public Enquiry with a view to assisting them in determining the number of Houses needed by the Working Classes in the Parishes of Uanvihangcl Crucorney, J.Iantillio Pertholey, Llangattock Lingoed, Llan vetherine, Llanthewy S^irrid, Llanvapley and Llanthewy Rvtherch, as below :— Parish 01 Llanvihangel Crucorney: At the School, on Monday next. -th July, 1919, at half past Six o'clock in the evening. Parish of LEantillio Pertholey At the School, on the same evening, at Eight o'clock. Parishes of Llangattock Lingoed, Llanvetherine, and Llanthewy Skirrid At Llanvetherine School, on Thursday next, loth July, 1919, at Six o'clock in the evening. Parishes of Llanvapley and Llanthewy Rytherch At the School, Llanthewy Rytherch,fcon the same evening, at Eight o'clock. All Ratepayers. Inhabitants, and other in- terested in the above Parishes, are urged to attend and give evidence to the Housing ^Com- mittee. 1 Datedlkth July, IQIQ.V james hervey farquhar, LClerk^toJthe HousingJCommittee- ■ F Too Late for Classification. WANTED, smart Waitresses for several early dates.—Apply Holding, Priory. COMFORTABLE Lodgings Wanted.—Address, H. Green, 27 Almorate-road, Victoria Park, Bristol. WANTED, young Lady for Stockroom know ledge of packing essential.—Tonkin, Brecon road. TO LET, Furnished, Kildare, Hereford road; for about two moi-,ths.-Apply Mrs. Camden, Kildare. WAITED, good General, for elderly couple able to do plain cooking.—Apply Mrs. Hudson, Cholmeley, Hereford road, Abergavenny. FOR SALE, a Grocer's Double horse Wagon also a ight Spring Cart.—Apply Messrs. Tutt and Son. WANTED for Maindiff Court Officers' Club Hotel, a Cook and Kitchenmaid wages £36- £ 40 and £ 24 respectively.—Apply Manageress, Maindiff Court, Abergavenny. i A, Relief! = Instantly assured to all V :t=:* who suffer from Asthma, ft Bronchitis, Hay Fever, 4 élc., by the use of /D K> i| gjgj DR. SPENCER'S < 5 ASTHMA CURE. <■ » r" Will immediately KHSHU alleviate that terrible suffocating feeling shortness of < breath—and lung congestion. Soothes and Comforts. 4 Refuse substitutes and insist on getting DR. SPENCER'S ASTHMA CURE. < Of all chemists in Wales. Price, 2/9 per bottle. < j If unable to obtain wnte ■f GEDDES MANUFACTURING CO., "j>B■ Shirley Chemical Works, Southampton. I Dr. Spencers | I ASTHMA | CURE J
LABOUR'S DANGER. There is a danger of Labour being lured along a strange and dangerous path which must in- evitably lead to disaster if followed. There are some among the extremists who seem obsessed by the newly acquired power or organised Labour in the national life. The latest development of this Just for power is the proposal that the strike weapon should be used for political purposes and to impose the particular ideas or a section oil the nation. It is strange that boasted democrats should advocate a policy which is the verv negation of democracy. That way chaos l ies. It would mean nothing less than a reign of Bolshevism, with all its attendant horrors. Stable government will be impossible if Ministers are to be the mere puppets of a few hot heads whose sense of responsibility is conspicuous by its absence. Our electoral system may not be perfect, but it is the most democratic in the world. True democracy docs not mean the rule of the most aggressive and noisy it means the equal right of every individual of mature years to have a voice in the election of representatives I to conduct, both national and local affairs, I FlHler that system, Labour by its preponderance of numbers, has the means of dominating the political machine and it is coming to have a larger voice in national policy. A Labour Government is a probability of the not very distaut future, and when it comes it will not be prepared to tolerate any attempts on the part of disgruntled minorities to thwart its considered decisions. If the will of the nation, as expressed in the most democratic men. ler possible, is to be set at naught and the Government to be intimi- dated by irresponsible Labour leaders who are dress'd in a little brief authority," then heaven help the country. These recalcitrants are like spoilt children playing at a nursery game, and it might be amusing were they not playing with the national prosperity. Who are these little tin gods who claim the right to act as dictators and to hold the nation by the throat ? Have they ever shown any genius for statesmanship or all intimate knowledge of the problems of home and foreign trade and commerce and a thorough understanding of economic causes and effects ? Have they a sure specific for bringing about the Millennium ? Are they supermen ? No, they are just ordinary—very ordinary—-men who are carried away with the idea of their own importance in the cosmic scheme and whose conception of citizenship is not each for all and all for each," but all for us." They are more autocratic than the autocrats they de- nounce. They propound dangerous new policies which do not reflect the opinion of sane Labour as a whole, whose indifference and apathy in their unions and lodges give them a spurious authority which they are not slow to take advantage of. It is notorious that the voting on many vital matters in trade unions has been utterly un- representative of the majority of the members. It is high time for the rank and file of Labour to assert themselves and, while pursuing their legitimate aims by legitimate action, to curb the dangerous proclivities of their dictators, which are neither in the interests of Labour or of the community as a whole. To foster strikes for the enforcement of the political ideas of a few peculiar pseudo democrats would lead to an impossible situation. If the strike weapon were employed against these people by those £ ho do not agree with them, they would not enjoy being hoist with their own petard." If the doctors were to refuse to attend them, the bakers to refuse to supply them with bread, the butchers with meat, and other tradesmen with the neces- saries of life, no one would be more denunciatory than they at such a high handed action. Every- one cannot be a law unto himself, if there is to be security to the community and prosperity to the nation. Even in a trades union there must be discipline, and if it is necessary in a trades union it is at least equally important in a national sense. Some of these trouble makers of the Labour world have delighted to belaud Germany aftd belittle their own country, yet the very foundation of the German system is discipline, and a much more harsh and compulsory discip- line. than exists in this country. Their bowels of compassion are moved for the Bolsheviks of Russia who have brought about a reign of terror in that unhappy country, with starvation and Luurder stalkiii, hand in hand throughout .the land. We have sufficient faith in the common- sense of real Labour to believe that the mass of inarticulate working men will follow sane courses in order to achieve their aspirations, and will not allow themselves to be lured on to the perilous path of national chaos and disruption.
+ ) THE KING'S PROCLAMATION. I At noon on Wednesday the Mayor read the King's Proclamation from the window of the Town Hall, being accompanied by the Deputy- Mayor (Councillor J. R. Plowman) and other Councillors. The schoolchildren had been assembled and on the call of the Mayor gave three cheers for the King and afterwards sang the National Anthem. Three cheers were also given for the Prince of Wales, and on the call of Mr. A. J. Duck (headmaster of the Hereford-road School) three cheers were also given for the Mayor and Mayoress.
CASTLE GROUNDS ABERGAVENNY. The NUGGETS' CONCERT PARTY. Daily at 3 & 7.30. PROGRAMME CHANGED NIGHTEY. THE EVENING PERFORMANCES will con dude with a POCKET OPERA, a POTTED PLAY, or a LAUGHABLE FARCE. FREE PALMISTRY. Patrons of tne Shilling Seats can have a FREE Reading of the Hand by MISS JOAN LANCH ESTER, A.M.U., the Society Palmist. Few dishes ? combine so much —jj ?e/?cac?, nourishment ?— ?? and enjo?nent as V— | fdi/idA I Blanc III 0. Good Cooks always use E ?u R I N 0 ?,?SELF-RAtS:NC ￼ ￼ That's why they are Good Cooks. I S?nd for our Book ?! Economical ? ￼ Recioes for use with ?ecl Ring Hour W to E;tres. 242, Upper Thames St.. I London, EC,4. Enclce Id. tamp ?'?? for postase.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS. MARRIAGE. WATKINS—MASKELL.—On July 2nd, by special licence, at St. Michael's Church, Aber- gavenny-, by the Rev. Father Smith, Charles Wratkins, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, of King-street, Abergavenny, to Henrietta Lucy, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maskell, Llangenny. DEATHS. DATIES.—On June 22nd, 1919, Trevor John, youngest darling son of Tom and Evelina Davies, of Penrose, Llangattock Lingoed, aged 9 years. Deeply mourned. GALE-—On the 21St June, at his home. Three Salmons, Graig, Herbert Gale, of Flannel- street, Abergavenny, beloved husband of Mary Gale, aged 34 years. Rest in peace. GILBERT-HARRIS.—On the 2nd July, at Saxonbury, Abergavenny. Lt.-Col. John Henry (iilbert-Harris, J.P., late Commandant, Royal Defence Corps, Western Command, the dearly loved husband of Beryl E. Gilbert- Harris, aged 53. Funeral at i p.m. on Saturday. 1 STALEY.Oll the 2nd July, at the Black Lion, Abergavenny-, after a long illness following pneumonia, Charles Philip Stanley, beloved hus- band of Annie Stanley, aged 31 years. Deeply mourned. Funeral ? o'clock on Monday. _l 1 I IX MKMORIAM. I ear and Loving Memory ot Gurnos John Jones (Gurnie), the eldest son of Thomas and Emily Jones, Maesgwartha, Gilwern, who died on active service at Aden on July 4th, 1015, aged 2} years.—Ever remembered by Dad, Mam, Sisters and Brothers.
+ ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Mr. Davies and tamilv wish to thank all kind friends for their kind expressions of sympathy and condolence in their recent sad bereavement, also for the large number of beautiful floral tributes sent.
I LLANOVER. I ANNIVERSARY.—Hanover Sunday School held their anniversary on Sunday evening last, Mr. H. D. J ones, Hen Bersondy, presiding. The choir, assisted by friends, gave a sacred cantata entitled The Galilean Jessop), which offered ample scope for the musical talent of the singers. The conductor was the Rev. D. Davies. who handled the choir with his usual tact and ability. Mrs. Frederick Rosser, A.R.C.M., presided at the organ. There were also recitations given by ths scholars. The efforts of the choir and artistee were greatly appreciated by the large congrega- tion present.
I CRICKET. I ABERGAVENNY Y. TRI:nEl :R. Abergavenny played an interesting match I with Tredegar 011 Saturday, and the finish was rather more exciting than was anticipated at one time. Half an hour or so before slumps were drawn it vras doubtful whether the re-ult would be a win f, r either side or a draw. It was a batsman's wicket, and as the Abergavenny bowling was not particularly strong and the I fielding was somewhat indifferent, the visitors were able to compile 140, of which total E. Jones contributed 43 by confident and excellent cricket. Several changes of bowling were tried. Askey broke up the first partnership by taking Partou's wicket with his first ball. Several chances were missed, however, and -,lai)v boundaries were given aNva, The score steadilv rose and it was not till Woodeson went ou again that the wickets began to fall more rapidly. Four wickets were down for it) and five for 107, the remaining five wickets putting on 42 runs. u oodeson s average ot seven wickets lor 31 was an excellent one, under the circumstances. E. W. Morgan had two for 15 and J. Askey one for 30. Abergavenny had about an hour and three quarters to get the runs, and W. R. Lewis, the captain, and J. Jonathan opened the innings. Jonathan had just got settled down and might have been looked to for his usual good score, but a ball which seemed to be going wide came in a foot from the off and took the leg stump, much to the batsman's surprise. Lewis played carefully at a difficult time and helped to pull the side together. Abergavenny's chance did not look very rosy, however, when W. II. Robinson came in and Lewis had been bowled. The Tredegar fielding was very smart and nothing was given away! The bowling too was very good and there were very few loose balls. Robinson, however, played capital cricket and .he and Llewellin took the score to 127, when stumps were drawn. Abergavenny were then 22 runs behind with three wickets in hand and might have just secured the victory in anothej quarter of an hour. For Tredegar E. Jones took five wickets for 40, St alder one for 21 and T. Williams cine for 30. Scores TREDEGAR. F. talder, b \VoQdeson. I') j J. Parton, b J. Askey 22 i. Jones. b E. W. -Iforgaii > E. J enkuls, c J. Jonathan, b Morgan. 4 M. Price, b NI-oo(leson 14 E. Jones, b Woodeson 43 Jv Mills, c Jonathan, b Woodeson o T. Williams, b Woodeson « n. Mills, not <Jllt. I t) W". Bevan, 1) \00deson. i C. Mitchelmore, b Wocdeson. «» Extras. 13 Total. 149 ABERGAVENNY., .1. Jonathan, b E. Jones. 10 \V. R. Lewis, b E. Jones 30 Morgan Jones, b Ù. Jones. 2 E. Willis Morgan, c Jones, b T. Williams R. E. Thurtle, b F. Stahler. 7 J. Askey, b E. Jones S W. II. Robinson, not (,Ut 52 ]. Ruther.lbw, bE. Jones. 't) W. Llewellin, not out. o N\T. l,leNvelliii., not out Total for 7 wkts. 127 A. Griffiths and G. Woodeson did not bat. MONMOUTHSHIRE ASYLUM v. CIYDACIT. I FrYE WICKETS FOR ONE RVN. This match was played at the Asylum on Saturday last, and resulted in an easy win for the home team. Rev. Theophilus W. Jones, W. Dance and W. Pitt batted well for their respec- tive scores, while H. V. Jenkins took live wickets for one run and W. Jones four wickets for nine runs. Jenkins' analysis was o overs, 5 maidens, i run. 5 wickets; and Jones's: o over, 2 maidens, 9 runs, 4 wickets. Scores MONMOUTHSHIRE ASYEFM. Rev. Theophilus, b • 1. T. Theophilus, b T. \\ïlliams. 5 WT. Jones, c Jones, b C. O. Marsh 38 W. Dance, not out 22 H. V. Jenkins, c Jackson, b E. Williams o W. Pitt, run out.. 15 F. Hall, run o W. I'robert, not out. o Total for t) wickets. 122 W. Garner, T. Welton and E. Grist did not bat. CEYDACIJ. O. Jackson, b W. Jones. o W. Richards, c and b H. Jenkins. o E. Williams, lbw. b W. Jones. o T. Evans, h H. Jenkins. r E. Williams, run cut C. O. Marsh, b W. Jones. o D. Gunter, b W. Junes. 4 S. Bowcott, c W. Pitt. b H. Jenkins. 5 T. Williams, b H. Jenkins. o A. Jones, not Out o B. Richards, b H. Jenkins. o Extras. 7 Total. 17 ABERGAVENNY 2ND XI. v. EBBW VALE 2D XI. Played at Ebbw Vale on Saturday- last. Scores ABERGAVENNY. W. White. b Churchill. C. L. Williams, c Attwell, b Churchill.. 10 ( t. Elliott, b Attwell. 15 J. Bishop, lbw, b Churchill. I L. Gough, b Churchill. o C. Bishop, c Jones, b Attwell. o L. J. Morgan, b Attwell. 3 H. Wilcox, b Price. 4 M. Harris, b Miles 21 F. Creene, not out. 13 A. Evans, b Churchill 2 Extras. 15 Total. 09 EBBW VAI.E. (i. Williams, lbw, b Elliott. S D. Evans, b J. Bishop. 2 1). Fvaw b Elliott. -) J. Richards, b Elliott. 9 W. Robins, b Elliott. 0 1). Price, run out 10 D. Miles, c L. Morgan, b Elliott. 3S \.ttwell, b Elliott. o W. Churchill, b Elliott. 7 E. Richards, not out I T. Jones, run out 0 Y. Caldwell, b C. Bishop. o Extras. 7 Total S2 CRICKHOWELL v. NANTYGLO WESLEY ANS. The visit of the noted Nantyglo Wesleyan team to Crickhowell on Saturday was looked forward to with keen interest. Unlortunatelv Crickhowell were without Col. Partridge, Re\. T. C. W. Lewis and W. Lewis. Nantyglo batte'd?* first and 10 runs were telegraphed when Long- man bowled Phillips with a beautiful ball. Havard hit the slow bowler (Davies) to the long field, and in trying to drive him to the pavilion was bowled. He batted well for his 23. Four wickets were down for 43 when R. Evans re- lieved Longman and quickly dismissed the re- maining batsmen. Davies took four wickets for 33, Longman two for ix, and Evans three for 5. Crickhowell never looked like winning after Townsend was unfortunately run out. He and Christopher made a good stand, carrying the score from 15, to 32. A. Howat, tried for the first time, showed promising form, and Cooper gave a good display in his new position as wicket- keeper. Nantyglo won by a margin of 17 runs, Crickhowell, in the circumstances, giving a creditable display. Scores CRICKHOWEIX. Wylde Hughes, c Powell, V> Williams. o A. E. Dav'es, c Davies, b W. Williams.. I T. Christopher, b Williams o W. Cooper, b \\ïlliams. o R. Evans, c Denning, b J. Ilowell W. Townsend, run out. 10 J. C. Powell, b W. Williams 5 A. Howat, not out 4 S. Cox, b W. Jenkins. I A. Wallace, c Joshua, b W. Jenkins. o Longman, run out o Extras 2 35 NANTYGLO. A. Phillips, b I.oilgniaii 0 A. Williams, run ont. I) T. J. Havard, b A. E- Davies 23 Rees Joshua, c Howat, b Longman. 4- ) I W Denning, b A. E. j;avk-s 4 1 t.>1..1 J..J. t: -r W. Havard, b R. o \V. Jenkiins, e Davies. b R. Evan*- r) W. Williams, b A. C. J J. Davies b A. 1. o T. J Lowell, h R. Evans. 4 j Extras 4 j Total + 2
VICTORY LOAN WEEK. j VICTORY LOAN WEEK. I JULY 7th to JULY 12th, 1919. 11 A Committee mei-ting of the Executive was I held in the Town Hall on Thursday evening, .Mr. ?. B. Wah'ord in the chair) to make ar,<m: ments ior The work to be done in the coining I iiient?, icir ,?)e t') lie 0,)Pe in tile The Secretary reported that the use if 12 Cross street had again been obtained for the week, and would be used by the Committee for issuing bonds and giving information. The Lecture Hall will b-- used on Tnesdav. the Special Effort Day, and Post Office officiai and others will be on duty. The Cinema manager has promised to display films dealing with the Victory Loan, and arrangements are made for short speeches to be made.The Committee hope that all bunting displayed when Peace was de- clared would be allowed to remain for the next week. The Banks wish it to be known that all in- lormation dealing with the Loans will be gladly- given at all the branches, and point out that in the Funding Loan -Too of stock costs vso and yields 5 per cent.. and in the Victory Bonds iioo Stock costs q5 and yields A 14s. id. per cent. the bonds will be received at JIOO in payment of death duties, and there is the chance of having the Bond drawn, in which case it would be paid up promptly at -ioo. Various gentlemen have promised to speak during the week, and Mr. L. Forestier Walker, M.P., will speak in the Cattle Market on Tuesday, at noon. Aeroplanes will fly over the county on Tuesday and drop leaflets, and balloons will be sent up in Abergavenny during the week. It is hoped that all delegates from the various j Associations in the area will attend on Saturday at the Town Hall, when arrangements for propaganda work in the rural areas will be made.
GILWERN PROPERTY SALE. I -it the Lion Hotel, Gilwem. on Wednesday, Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick offered the two freehold cottages and gardens, Nos. i and 2, Coal House Row, midway between Gilwern and Clydach, let at rentals of 16s. per month. o. 1 being sold to Mrs. Hodder for ti5 ancl No. 2 to the tenant for £170. The same auctioneers also offered the freehold cottage and garden known as the Boat House, Govilon, with ferry rights on the river Usk this property being withdrawn at £ 195. Mr. D. Gibson Harris was the vender's solicitor for Lot 1, and Messrs. Gabb & Walford for Lot 2.
+ — I LLANELLEN. I WEDDING.—A pretty wedding took place ai the Parish Church on June 25th, when Miss Eiiza Ritchie Clark, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Cherry Cottage, Llanellen, was married to Mr. Ernest Victor Bearcroft, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Bearcroft, Littleworth-street, Evesham. The bride, who was attired in a grey sponge cloth dress, with blue hat, and carried a bouquet of orange blossom and white roses, was given away by her brother, Mr. William Clark. The brides- maid. Miss Kate Price Clark, sister of the bride, was also attired in a grey sponge cloth dress. with blue hat. Mr. C. H. Sollars, of Evesham, was groomsman. The Rev. E. Davies, B.A., Vicar of Llanover, officiated, and Mrs. Tooley gave selections at the organ. Many friends and guests were present, and the wedding party left the church amid a shower of confetti for ths bride's home, where the wedding breakfast was held. The bride and bridegroom left later in the day for Aberdarc, where the honeymoon has been spent. FUNERAL.—On Thursday, the 26th ult., the remains of a well-known inhabitant of the parish, Mr. John Organ, were laid to rest. Mr. Marsden, Rector of Ely, Cardiff, officiated, Several beautiful wreaths were sent by deceased's widow, children and friends.
I LLANVETHERINE. BENEFICES EXCHANGED.— The Rev. Aubrey Baile, Rector of Llanvetherine, has exchanged benefices with the Rev. George Griffiths, Rector of Kilybebyll, in the Swansea Valley. Mr. Griffiths was formerly Vicar of Xantyglo, on., for 23 years. a
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LLANELLY. I STAINER'S CRUCIFIXION. "-On Monday, the 30th June, a very fine performance of Stainer's Crucifixion was given at Bethlehem Baptist Church by the choir and friends, under the able leadership of Mr. Trevor Richards. The chief solos were taken by Mr. Weaver (tenor) and Mr. Angel (bass), in their usual accomplished style. Mr. D. H. Gunter also ably assisted, at short notice. The choir, although not great in num bers, sang splendidly, and the whole performance was admirably rounded off and given a beautiful artistic finish by the instrumentalists, Miss M. A. Pickering and her two brothers, who rendered worthy service in their usual efficient and un- ostentatious manner. The entire programme, including the beautiful anthems, delighted the audience, who gave rapt attention throughout the service, and it reflects great credit upon Mr. Trevor Richards, the conductor, in his selection of the music and the training of liis choir. Al- though several difficulties and disappointments were met with. he persevered and ultimately triumphed over all by the successful performance of the work. The Rev. W. Rees proposed a vote of thanks to all who had taken a part in the concert, the proceeds of which were for the renovation of the church. + I
Peace Dance.—A Peace dance, organised by the local Football War Relief Committee in aid of the Soldiers Reception Fund, was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening, when there was an attendance of about no. The M.C.s were Messrs. F. W. Blanch, Cliff. Probert, W. Roper and J. Cough. and the music was supplied by Mr. A. Richards' band. The Corn Exchange was used as a supper room and the catering arrangements were in the hands of Mr. R. H. Stevens. I
1 LOCAL DEATHS. I 4 i LT.-COL. J. H. G. HARRIS. v regret to record tile ..t^th, at the c-ii- ?),l r L, I' vel c a rl a," c 1) t Lt.-Col. J. 3. naratively early a.e:e cc 53 year.? ..i f Lt. -CoI. J. ￼ ('ilbert Harris. The deceased gentleman died on ednesday, after a long illness which had confined him to the house z< r a considerable time. He had recently had a :i for the better, and although it was hardly to be expected that he would regain his former strLngth, his manv friends hoped that he micht be sufficientlv restored to health to get ab.t again and take an interest in public matter. He had taken no inconsiderable part in the pu'ie life of Mon- mouthshire and Herefordshire, and had proved nis business qualities in the ".scharge of the public duties which he under*' k. It is to be regretted that a useinl public career has been cut short so prematurely. The Ce-.ased gentleman leaves a two children. Lt-Co1. Harris was a native of Lougtown, Herefordshire, and was born in S66. He was educated at the Monmouth Grammar School. o"\1:er his education was completed, he assisted his -.atlier as local agent for the late Marquess of Abergavenny's Monmouthshire and Hereford- shire estates, and on his father s death, in 1893, he succeeded to the position C, Harris's public positions have been many and varied and he 'has filled each one with distinction. For a number ot years, and up to the time of his death, he was a member of the Monmouthshire County Council, and with the exception of the first vear he was always returned unopposed :;r that body. From 1899 to 1001 he was a member of the Herefordshire County Council, and he had the distinction of being the youngest councillor elected in the first County Council elections in the country. He was made a J.P. for Hereford- shire in 1906, and was for some years chairman of the Abbeydore Bench of magistrates. For fonr years he was a member the Dore Board of Guardians, for six years a member of the j [ Abbeydore Highways Board, an 1 for six vears chairman of the Longtown School Board. An enthusiastic and capable Territorial officer, he had until some three years dO the honour of commanding the ist Herefordshire Battalion, ranking as Lieut.-Colonel, and he was popular with all who served under 1::1:1. His earlier military career included nine years with the Gloucestershire Yeomanry, and one year with the old 3rd Volunteer Battalion, S.W.B. He was gazetted captain of the 1st Herefords in 1390, and held the rank of major from 1899 till his promotion as commanding officer. Some years ago Col. Harris was elected as a Town Councillor for the Grofield Ward, and he made a very capable representative. No one had a more thorough knowledge of the Standing Orders than he, and his contributions to the discussions were always useful and to the point. He became an alderman, and in November, 1913. he was elevated to the chief pest of honour by being elected Mayor. He was not able to com- plete his term of office, however, for on the historic 4th of August of the following year he was mobilised with the 1st Herefords, and had to leave the control of affairs in the hands of Alderman Z. Wheatley, as his deputy, Alderman J. G. Bishop, was also called up for service. For some time Col. Harris continued to command the Herefords, and then he was appointed to the headquarters staff of the Western Command at Chester, a position which he had to relinquish last year owing to ill-health. Col. Harris was keenly interested in all kinds of sport. He did much for the local Rugby Football Club while it was in existence, and alS(1 rendered practical assistance to the Cricket Club. for which he has played many games. He was at one time a keen follower of the hounds, being a member of the Monmouthshire Hunt Club. He was a capable cross country rider, and on four occasions he was a winner at the Point-to-Point Steeplechases. He was als(o, greatly interested in physical culture and was an expert in the science of jiu-jitsu, in which he for some years acted as hon. instructor to the Mon- mouthshire and Herefordshire Constabularies. In 1S96 he took part in the international pigeon shooting match in Belgium for the championship of the world. He came in third, being unluckily beaten by the German and French competitors. A staunch Churchman, Col. Harris was a good supporter of Holy Trinity Church, and officiated as Vicar's warden there. He had done much for the Conservative cause locally, and was mainly instrumental in securing the present club premises. He was chairman of the local Con- servative Association and a member of the County Conservative Association. The funeral will take place at one o'clock on Saturday. I MR. WILLIAM DAVIS, FORMERLY OF ABERGAVENNY. The death occurred at his residence, Manning- tree, Malvern, on Monday of last week, of Mr. Win. Davis, formerly of Abergavenny. Mr. Davis, who was in his 85th year, at one time carried on a fishmonger's business at Aberga- venny, and was the father of Mr. Luther Davis, who practised as a solicitor in this town for many years. He went to Malvern in 18S1 and. for 21 years carried on business at Dogger Bank House. On building the Exchange property he opened larger premises, and for several years Messrs. W. Davis & Son have been in business there. Deceased was one of the best-known local tradesmen at Malvern, and was a familiar figure in the town. Mr. Davis took a prominent part in public work at Malvern, being at one time a member of the Urban District Council and chairman of the Gas Committee. He also served on the Board of Guardians. He evinced a great interest in the preservation of the hills and commons, and for a lengthy period occupied a seat on the Con- servancy Board. A Liberal in politics and J warm advocate of the temperance cause, he was much respected for the sincerity of his convic- tions, even by his opponents. Deceased was engaged in fishing and whaling in northern seas until 1S03, hoMing a captain s certificate. He had travelled in Northern. Europe, and was well acquainted with the Arctic regions. Polar research always interesting him. For over 25 years he had oeen a member of the Koyal Geographical Society. When aged 74 he toured Russia and visited Moscow, and at the age of 79 he went to South Africa and spent 1N months there, being much interested in the whaling industry and harbour extensions of Durban. He was a member of the Society of Friends for 36 years, and for two years was president of the Malvern Free Church Council. DEATH OF MAJOR A. A. FRY. I The many friends of Major A. A. Frv, of Abergavenny, will deeply regret to hear of his sudden death, which occurred on Friday night at the residence of his sister at Esher, Surrey. It was only last year that Mrs. Frv died suddenlv while Major Fry was in France, and this necessi- tated the breaking up of the home and the re- moval of the two children to relatives. Major Fry, who came to Abergavenny as Sergt.- Instructor to the 3rd Mons., was very popular among all who knew him and was much esteemed by the men under him. He was an n.c.o. of a superior type, and his promotion was rapid. At the time of mobilisation in August, 1914, he was Lieut, and Adjt. He was with the battalion in France, and was promoted captain on the field. He was several times mentionad in des- patches. He received his majority not long ago, and was awarded the O.B.E. in the recent Honours list. Major Fry was a member of the St. John's Lodge of Freemasons. MR. HERBERT GALE. Alter a lengthy and trying illness, patiently borne, Mr. Herbert Gale, bootmaker, of Flannel- street, Abergavenny, passed away at his home, Three Salmons, The Graig, on Saturday, the 21st June. at the early age of 34. The deceased, who jeaves a widow, was widely known and carried on business in Abergavenny for the last eight or nine years. He was the second son of Mr" and Mrs. Gale, of Three Salmons Inn. The funeral took place at Llanvair Church on Wednesday in last week and was largely attended. The bearers were Mr. Griffiths, Abergavenny Mr. Charles Jones, Blaenllemon and Mr. Thomas Probert and Mr. Thomas B,evan (cousins). MR. CHARLES STANLEY. -t-ne cleatl1 occurred on Wednesdav of 3hr. Ch arles Stanley, of the Black Lion. Mr Stanlev ) had been seriously ill for some time, and the end I was therefore not unexpected. The deceased, who had carried on a marine store business for some years, took over the Black Lion on the (leath of his mother a few years ago. He was keenly interested in all kinds of sport, and, like Ins mother, was well known for his generons impulses. He was very popular among a large circle of friends, and will be greatly missed by many. Deceased, who was only 31 years of age," 1 „ aves a widow and four children. -->i
I SUGAR LOAF MUSINGS. I By "GOBANNIUM." Instances 01 annual sagacity have been re- corded from time to time. I heard one the other day which" ill take some beating. Some girls were walking down l'enypound, when they saw a dogl-muzzle in the road. One of them picked it up and was carrying it along in her hand. In the meantime the log had returned to its owner* minus its muzzle and its mistress scolded it and told it to go and lind the missing encumbrance, not thinking to be taken at her word. Doggie immediately dashed off, and the girl who had found it was soon afterwards surprised to feel the muzzle snatched from her hand, and looking round she saw the dog racing back up the road with the muzzle in its mouth. When dogs get the vote that dog will probably become an M.P. or even Premier of a Canine Government, and then anvone who proposes to muzzle the s pecies had better look out. ;'< Of; There is a road from the Tilla to the Cwm at Govilon, where the local Parish Council want to see a drain laid to carry oft the water so that the road, which is really a brook in winter, will be passable throughout the year. One com- mittee of the Rural Council have recommended that the work be carried out: another com- mittee who have visited the place are of opinion that the expense is not justified. They could no seeanvevidenceoftranicontheroad. Against that it is argued that not much traffic can be expected on such a road, seeing that it is strewn with boulders and resembles the rocky road to Dublin." It would uot b: a had ide'a forthc members of the Rural Council as a body to inspect the road or gully or watercourse or what- ever is the most appropriate name to call it and to make the journey, like the pilgrims of old. with peas in their boots. We certainly haven't any boulders on the \e ,'('rtainl\" h;L\-eu.t an\" boulders \111 the highways at Aber.?avenny, but we have some choice samples of cavities which need attention. We have had our rates largely increased, and a good proportion of the increase is stated to be due to the increased cost of stone. The streets have got into a very bad condition during the war. To go for a joy ride along them on a bicycle may be Yen- ?ood for the liver, but it is not very good for the temper. The public ha\T not ver y s:ood for tlie temper. The public have a right to expect the Streets Commiittee to?ef a move on and justify their existence by making good use of the stone which is mcludtd in their estimates. Abergavenny lost the cricket match with Tredegar on Satutdiy by indifferent fielding. There is a desire among the members to give more attention to this important side of the game by having more practice and dispensing with the nets. Not only is smart fielding essential to victory, but the placing of the fielders is equally important. Had Tredegar not placed their field carefully not even the smartest fielding would have prevented Aber- gavenny getting the 23 runs necessary to victory. There was a great difference in the number of boundaries scored by b ith sides. The Aberga- venny batsmsn had to earn all the runs they got, but the Tredegar batsmen got many fours very simply. If they had batted under the same conditions as their opponents their score would have been very much les, It is satis- factory to know that the Abergavenny players seem to realise that fielding may make all the difference between defeat and victory. Anyone coming from an industrial district to Abergavenny" whoiis interested in arboriculture fis invariably struck with the way that trees thrive in this locality. l'articulariy is this so with regard to the conifer species. There are some fine specimens of araucaria embricata, thuga, cupressus lausoniana, cedar deodora, cedar of Lebanon, Wellingtonia gigantia and retinospora. to mention but a few varieties to be found in the neighbourhood. I am sorry I am unable to translate those names into Welsh, for I am sure they would look very pretty in the language of Paradise." Another thing about Abergavenny which strikes strangers from industrial districts is the amount of trade which seems to be done in the town. They wonder what it is that keeps Aber- gavennv going. There are many towns of similar population where there are a variety of industries which provide employment for prac- tically the whole adult population, yet the shops do not appear to be so busy as at Abergavenny, which has no industries to speak of. Though some people may think they have not got their share of it, there is plenty of money at Aber- gaveiiny-(Illite enough fo win the King's flag for the town if it subscribes liberally to the Victory Loan. It was only to be expected that there would be no great excitement over the signing of P^ace. The signing of the Armistice and the cessation of hostilities naturally brought a feeling of relief and satisfaction to everyone, but so much water has flowed under London bridge since then that the public have become quite blase about the formal signing of the Peace Treaty. After all, this was no occasion for undue hilarity or excess of excitement, for the time we have passed through has been altogether too grave and the sorrow in the hearts of the many who have lost loved ones too deep for the public generally to give way to an orgy of jubilation. Moreover, cautious people want to see how the Peace Treaty turns out before they go into hysterics over it.
Victoria Cottage Hospital.-The Committee beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the following I gifts during June, per tne Matron :—Flowers, Lady Herbert. Mrs. Corfield, Hon. Mrs. Herbert fruit, Ladv Herbert fruit, Lady Herbert vegetables, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Norris, Mrs. Lloyd eggs, Mrs. Lawson currant loaf, Nirs. IVatkins (baker) tomato plants, Mr. Britton case of lemonade. Mr. Carter volume of London News, Lally Wilkinson. +
AN APPEAL FOR FLOWERS. I To the Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle." I SIR,-I make a very earnest appeal to the readers of your paper to send to the Poor and Cripple Children and to the Sick Poor in our Infirmary in Bethnal Green gifts of flowers. It is a \ery small gift to ask, but that is greatly appreciated by the child and those who are sick. I feel sure there are some who could send along a box of beautiful lfowers, and so gladden the hearts of those who are unable to see the gifts of Cod as those able to get about. Will someone help us to brighten the homes and the sick wards in East London ? I am, Sir, yours faithfully, H. F. GARRARD. 106 Sewardstone-road, Bethnal Green, E., 2. +
-— ♦ — GOYTRE. I SUNDAY SCHOOE TEA.-The annual tea in connection with St. Peter's Church Sunday- School was held on Thursday last week, at the Xantyderry Schoolroom, when an enjoyable, time was spent by the children. An excellent tea had been provided and a sports programme. was carried out in a field adjoining the School A timepiece, suitably inscribed, was presented by the teachers and scholars to the Rector, the Rev. Joseph Davies, who is leaving the parish for North Wales. The presentation was made by Miss M. J. Evans, and the Rector appro- I priately responded. Miss Wilks presented the Misses Davies and Master Guy Davies with gifes from a friend.