GOOD We have a large and varied GIFTS Stock of beautiful and FOR THE useful Articles suitable SEASON for XMAS GIFTS. From a wide variety we suggest Choice Perfumes and Perfume Sprays, Toilet Soap in fancy boxes, Cosy Hot Water Bottles, Manicure. Cases and requisites, Hand Mirrors, Vacuum Flasks. Hair Brushes and Combs. XMAS GREETING SACHETS & CALENDARS exquisitely perfumed and tastefully designed' We are showing many other articles, delightful, usefulor interesting, from which you can make a happy choice. MAKE THIS ADDRESS Your SHOPPING CENTRE. HARRY SHACKLETON, QUALIFIED CHEMIST & OPTICIAN, 9. CROSS ST., ABERGAVENNY. ABERGAVENNY UNION. CONTRACT DAY-19th DECEMBER, 191&. TENDERS are invited for the supply of Provisions, Necessaries, Coal, Potatoes, Milk, and for Shaving and Haircutting and Funerals, for the Three Months commencing the 1st January, 1920, excepting Milk, the con- tract for which is for Six Months. Forms of Tender may be obtained at these Offices. Samples to accompany the tenders, where practicable. Tenders to be sent to me, at these Offices, by II o'clock in the forenoon of the 19th inst. Dated this nth day of December, 1919. JOHN EDWARDS, Clerk to the Guardians. Union Offices: Monk-street, Abergavenny. ABERGAVENNY ATTRACTIONS ASSOCIATION. THE ANNUAL Public Meeting of the above Association will be held in the CORN EXCHANGE On THURSDAY NEXT, DEC. 13th, at 7.30 p.m., ii when a Report of the Year's Work will be Îi. presented and the necessary elections will OL take place. All Burgesses are invited to attend. NIGHTINGALE, 3 Stow Hill Newport. MAGNIFICENT NEW PIANOS in About Half-price. Best the world at lowest prices. FCÐD FoS Ask for a FREE SAMPLE from SHACKLETON, Chemist, Abergavenny, EVANS, Chemist, Brynmawr, or write MAURICE SMITH & Co., Kidderminster. Large boxes, 1/3 and 3/
Winter Price of Milk. FIXED ON EVIDENCE WH-CH WAS UNRELIABLE. The Food Ministry on Tuesday issued the full report of the Committee of Investigation on Winter Milk Prices, which was appointed at a conference held by the Food Controller with delegates of various food control committees. In their general findings the Committee record their unanimous opinion that the evidence on which the Ministry based the winter prices was most unreliable. The opinions sought were largely those of interested persons, agricultural interests predominating in a marked degree. The interests of the consumer were insufficiently represented, and wholesalers and retail distribu- tors of milk, whose records would have given a valuable index to the pre-war value of milk, did not appear to have been taken into consultation at all. The opinions of agricultural experts were so divergent that it was impossible to treat them in the light of reliable evidence. The Ministry in fixing prices had before them estimates ranging from 2S. 8d. to 4s. 9d. per gallon. Items of importance in arriving at the cost of milk production were the subject of so many varied opinions that the Committee were forced to the conclusion that a sufficiently careful investigation into these important factors was not made. This emphasised the necessity for reliable machinery of an independent nature being used in arriving at all future costings ot the production of milk. These conclusions led the -Committee, after careful consideration, to express their opinions in the following resolution That having carefully examined the evidence placed before them by the Food Controller, and having heard the opinions of his expert advisers, the committee consider that for the following reasons the present maximum prices are not warranted, as none of the evidence tendered is based on actual costings, but on an estimate of a very varying nature. There is a large volume of evidence, including that of many producers, against the prices fixed by the Milk (Winter Prices) Order, 1919. The Committee further record their regret that the Ministry, with the -experience of the last two years, with the aid of the Travelling Commission, and equipped by the Defence of the Realm Regulations, were not in a position to place before the Food Controller reliable data upon which to fix his Milk (Winter Prices) Order, 1919. With a view to obtaining an immediate con- cession for the month of December, and in order to give the Food Controller ample time to study their report, the Committee on November 20th handed to his representative a resolution, which stated that, having before them evidence of advisers to the Ministry of Food that the 4d. allowed to producers in July was, in the light of subsequent weather conditions, unwarranted, and, considering that a reduction of 7d. in De- cember was no more than the equivalent of the 4d. allowed in July, they strongly urged the Food Controller, pending examination of its report, to keep the price of milk to the producer during December at the same price as was fixed for November, namely, 2S: 8d. per gallon, and that the retail selling price be proportionately re- duced. As already announced, the Committee's Tecommendation, adopted in their report, was i that the average price should be 2S. 6d. per gallon over the months of October to April inclusive. ———— ———'
LLANBEDR. 1, -1 OBITUARY.—The death occurred, alter a prolonged and painful illness, at Whitchurch, Cardiff, of Mr. Adolphus Morgan Howell, son of the late Dr. James Morgan Howell, M.R.C.S. Eng., of Moor Park. The funeral took place at XJanbedr, the Rector, the Rev. T. C. Wyndham Lewis, officiating. Mr. Howell, who did good work for the Church in Llanbedr, underwent a serious operation last January, since when he had been in failing health. General sympathy is extended to Mr. James Howell, Ysgubor- newydd, churchwarden of the Parish Church, who is a brother of the deceased. Deceased leaves three brothers and a sister.
BOXING TOURNAMENT. LOCAL COMRADES' GREAT EFFORT. GOOD SPORT AND BIG SUCCESS. The Abergavenny branch of the Comrades of the Great Warfare to be congratulated on the very successful boxing tournament which they held in the Market Hall on Saturday evening. Some time ago they decided that a local club would be a desirable acquisition to their move- ment, and they were not daunted by the fact that the provision of suitable premises would entail a considerable outlay. Though they were entitled to appeal to the public for subscriptions towards the object, they set out to help them- selves and to give the public a quid pro quo for the support they were invited to accord. The result was a boxing tournament which proved a great attraction for the sport-loving public and drew a crowded attendance to the Market Hall on Saturday. An excellent programme had been arranged and patrons were well pleased with the fine all-round exhibition of boxing, which was worthy of the best traditions of the noble art of self defence. The necessary arrange- ments had entailed a lot of work, but there were many willing helpers who saw to it that nothing was wanted. Mr. Leo Fine, in particular, worked assiduously in the arrangement of the programme and in attending to the many details, and he was ably assisted by Mr. Ben Rees and others. An admirable stage had been erected by Messrs. Foster and Hill, which enabled the contests to be carried out in the most approved manner. Mr. Goodwin kindly lent his Blanchard lamp. The services of Mr. Reg. Herbert, than whom there is no keener all-round sport in the country, had been obtained in the capacity of M.C., and Mr. Gordon Powell officiated as timekeeper, while Mr. W. Sanders, of Cardiff, was the referee. ) A Little Experience." Mr. Reginald Herbert, in a few preliminary remarks, said he need scarcely say that he felt it a high compliment to be asked to open the proceedings that evening. He would like to address them as Comrades of the Great War but for fear that he might imply that he was himself a Comrade of the Great War he refrained from doing so. Not that it was from any fault on his part, because when the war broke out he was very anxious to get a job, but was refused on several occasions on the plea that he had been born too soon. Boxing and sparring was one of the best possible games in the world. An un- I' armed man was well armed if he could use his arms. He had h;d a little experience himself, and he could tell them a good tale, but that was Ii another story. On several occasions during his j very short life he had to thank himself for being able to take his own part. The proceedings opened with a three rounds exhibition by Reuben Roberts and W. Thomas, both of Pontypool, which provided a sort of an appetiser for the good fare to follow. The 8st. 2lbs. competition for a 10 guinea silver cup was next staged. There were 14 entrants, but they did not all turn up. Some very keen contests were seen, however. In the first bout T. Morgan, Oakdale, met W. Withers, Ebbw Vale. Withers got to business at once with both hands and sent his opponent through the ropes. Soon afterwards Morgan's seconds, seeing that his chances were hopeless, threw in the towel. Hugh Hughes, Markham, next met Tom Davies, Abergavenny. Morgan opened ) aggressively and Hughes had a hard time of it, but in the second and third round he began to use his longer reach to advantage and constantly scored to the chin, especially with the left. The referee gave him the decision. A fine bout was 1that between Freddy Vincent, Abertridwr, and W. Walters, Beaufort. Vincent displayed quite a classy style and scored repeatedly with a lightning left, varied occasionally with a right swing. Though his opponent put up a good j show, he was clearly outclassed and Vincent easily got the decision. In the semi-final Withers met Hughes, and, adopting the Carpentier touch, went all out for a quick decision, and had his opponent down in 20 seconds, the referee stopping the bout and giving the award to Withers. I A Fine Contest. The meeting of Withers and Vincent in the final provided an exhilarating contest. Vincent used his lightning left with good effect and also brought off some good right swings. There were some ding dong exchanges in the third round, both hands being used at close quarters. Vincent continued to score freely with the left and when I Withers sought to use his superior strength for a conclusive blow Vincent ducked cleverly, the result being on one occasion that Withers missed his man completely and went through the ropes by the force of his own volition. Vincent was awarded a well-deserved victory. In presenting the cup to the winner, the Mayor said that it gave him very great pleasure to do so. Vincent had fought an excellent fight and a dean fight, and he looked forward to him doing extremely well in the ring. He was one of the smartest little boxers he (the Mayor) had ever seen, and he was quite certain that he had a great future in front of him. He wished to take that opportunity, on behalf of the Comrades of Abergavenny, to thank the Comrades from the hills for coming down to help them in this effort. (Applause). Let them, as Comrades, stick to- gether and they would do a lot of good one for the other. He also thanked those who had come down to give them an exhibition and to box, for the great help they had given. (Ap- plause). Vincent, in accepting the cup, said that it was the first one he had won and he would treasure it. He was learning to fight, not to speak. (Laughter and hear, hear). Interspersed with the 8st. 2lbs. competition was a scheduled 10 rounds contest between Billy Price, Oakdale, and Trevor Lewis, of Blackwood. Lewis opened well and scored with right and left swings, but Price forced matters later and jarred whis opponent with I straight lefts. He was very aggressive in the ¡ third round, and Price's seconds, seeing that the latter's chances were hopeless, threw in the towel in this round. I The Big Contest. I The big contest was one of 15 rounds between Griff Hughes, Markham, and Tom Morgan, Brynmawr. Hughes, using a good left, led in the first few rounds, though Morgan shared honours in the fourth and fifth, Ndoing good work with right and left swings. Hughes began to j use his longer reach to better advantage and did some good stopping work with his straight left. Morgan forced matters a little in the eighth round and scored with both hands and brought off two good uppercuts. This was easily Morgan's round. He continued aggressive in the next two rounds and jarred his opponent with uppercuts. He found Hughes's left very troublesome, however. Hughes put on more points in the eleventh and twelfth rounds and at this stage the contestants must have been about level. In the thirteenth Morgan livened up again and going for his opponent with right ans left swings drove him round the ring, Hughes having as much as he could do to keep his end up. Morgan scored with swings to the jaw and the body in the last two rounds, and had the best of the in-fighting. He was evidently try- ing hard for the knockout, but Hughes stuck to it gamely till the final gong. The decision was given to Morgan, but there was not a great deal in it on pomts. > j
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS. MARRIAGE. BOURNE—PANTING.—Dec. 2, at St. John the Baptist's, Latton, by the Rev. Hugh R. Phillips, vicar, assisted by the Rev. A. C. Stephens and the Rev. C. W. Jacob, William John Bourne, eldest son of the late John Bourne, Castle View, Co. Carlow, Ireland, to Elsie Marya, eldest daughter of Thomas Panting, Westfields," Latton. DEATHS. DUCK.—On the 29th November, 1919, at 51 Monk-street, Abergavenny, Albert Edward Duck, the only son of the late Albert Edward Duck, Postman, Abergavenny. PRICE.—On Dec. 4th, 1919, at 38 Richmond-road, George, the beloved husband of Harriet Price, who passed away after a short and painful illness. Thy will be done." I I- !———————————————— I — I WALBY.—On December 5th, 1919, Reginald Baden, the dearly-beloved son of F. and M. Walby (from injuries received at L. & N. W. R. Sheds), aged 19 years. WATKINS.—At Ebbw Vale Hospital, on De- cember 3rd, William, the dearly-beloved husband of Sarah jWatkins, 10 Nevill-street. Deeply mourned. WILLIAMS.—On December 7th, at 46 New Woodland Terrace, Aberbeeg, Marie, the dearly-beloved wife of Isaiah Williams and eldest beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hoffrack, 74 Ross-road, Abergavenny. Also on the loth December, at 46 New Woodland Terrace, Aberbeeg, after a short illness, Isaiah, the dearly-beloved husband of the late Marie Williams. Peace, Perfect Peace." IN MEMORIAM. I In Ever Loving Memory of Elsie, the beloved daughter of W. H. and E. Edmunds, who passed away Dec. 13th, 1913, aged 17 years. In Loving Memory of Vesta Maude, dearly loved child of John and M. James, of 4 Overton Terrace, who died December 14th, 1915. Sadly missed by Mam, Dad, Brothers and Sister.
L- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Mrs. Watkins and family wish to thank all kind friends for sympathy and floral tributes sent in their recent sad bereavement. 10 Nevill-street. Mr. Wm. Cale and family, of Talycoed Farm, Llantillio Crossenny, return sincere thanks for sympathy extended to them in their sad bereave- ment, and for floral tributes sent. Mrs. Plaice and family wish to express sincere thanks to the many kind neighbours and friends for the kind sympathy shown and great help given in their recent sudden bereavement. Also for the beautiful floral tributes sent. AL
-v — New Vicar of Holy Trinity. The vicarage of Holy Trinity, Abergavenny, has been offered by the Bishop of Llandaff to the Rev. William Pugh, M.A., minor canon of Llandaff Cathedral, by whom it has been accepted. Educated at Keble College, Oxford, (third-class theological honours, 1908, M.A! 1912), he was ordained priest in 1910, and from 1909 to 1914 was curate at St. Margaret's, Roath. The rev. gentleman became minor canon of Llandaff Cathedral in 1914. +
SUGAR LOAF MUSINGS. By GOBANNIUM. One of the contests not billed in connection with the boxing tournament on Saturday was of material assistance to the Comrades of the Great War in their effort. In this Mr. Chad wick had a round with the gloves and took on the whole of the spectators. He was not giving away weight, but he was taking pounds, and after a brisk contest he secured a knock-down at -15, and was declared the winner. The boxing tournament, by the way, proved highly successful. Patrons were quite pleased with the programme provided for them and the Comrades must be very gratified at the financial result, which will give them a good start towards the provision of their club premises. The con- tests were admirably staged, the large crowd was very orderly, and there were no regrettable incidents." The Licensed Victuallers' Association are applying to the local justices for permission to keep their houses open on market and fair days from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In the case of people coming long distances to market the present restricted hours really do seem unreasonable. After a man has had a long drive on a cold winter's morning, and fancies a little drop of something to warm him, it must ye galling to be told that he must wait till .12 o'clock because his tastes run in the direction of rum or whisky or Government beer and not ginger pop or teal By all means, after their trot let them have their. tot." # Some Italian—Professor Porta, to wit-has prophesied that the end of the world will occur on December 17th. Whether he has been look- ing at Old Moore's or how he got his information I don't know, but I hear that some good ladies lere a little alarmed and are going to postpone the making of their Christmas puddings till the 18th. Others think it better to take time by the forelock, and consume their wittles before- hand. I hope what are described as the poor people of the town do not get the wind up and ask to have their Christmas dinners on the 16th. They cannot eat their cake and have it for Christmas. • The Tank which has been secured as a per- manent memento for the town through the good offices of the local War Savings Association, arrived unexpectedly on Monday. It was not due to reach Abergavenny till the 20th, and, in consequence, the foundation of its last home, in Bailey Park, had not been prepared. The old warrior has therefore had to be left at the Great Western Station, where it will remain until it can be officially accepted on behalf of the town. The house to house canvass on behalf of the 3rd Mons. Memorial Fund was a good idea, and it has given the fund quite a considerable fillip. Townspeople generally have accorded their hearty support, and there have been quite a number of generous subscriptions. The ambition of the promoters to raise £ 500 in Abergavenny should be easily [realised, and with such a sum subscribed the promoters can confidently appeal to the hill towns associated with the Battalion to give their support. To those who have not already subscribed, it may be pointed out that there is no limit to the amount which can be spent on the memorial. The more money sub- scribed the more worthy the memorial will be, and however fine the structure it will not be in any way adequate to the sacrifices made. The other day Abergavenny had a distin- guished visitor, in the person of Capt. E. R. G. R. Evans, who accompanied Capt. Scott on his iH- fated South Pole expedition. He was the guest of the Monmouthshire Hunt Club at their annual dinner at the Angel Hotel. It was hoped that the Attractions Association would be able to secure the services of Capt. Evans to give his well- known lecture, at the end of January, but it is not likely that the amount of public support would be sufficient to guarantee the expense.
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Abergavenny National Savings Committee. RECEPTION OF THE TANK. A general meeting of the above Committee was held in the Town Hall on Thursday evening, Mr. J. B. Walford in the chair. The Mayor (Aid. J. G. Bishop) was present, and a letter of apology was read from the ex-Mayor, Alderman Z. Wheatley, J.P. The Treasurer (Mr. D. Howell James) pre- sented the balance sheet, and it was generally admitted that the business of the Committee has been very economically carried on. Arrangements were made for the formal hand- ing over of the Tank, which, by the way, is a female one, to the Town Council. The Military Authorities will hand it over officially to the Local Savings Committee, who, in the person of Mr. J. B. Walford, will accept it, and who will then hand it over to the Mayor, who will accept it on behalf of the Borough Council. The ceremony will take place in Bailey Park on Saturday, December 20th, 1919, at 2.30 p.m. The Borough Band will be in attendance, and arrangements have been made for Savings Certi- ficates to be issued at the site and stamped with a War Stamp as a memento of the occasion. The public are heartily invited to be present. The Committee consists of twenty members- ten representing the rural area, who were elected at the conference held in July last, and ten representing the urban area. These were elected on Thursday, viz. Mr. J. B. Walford (chairman), Mrs. Jones (Llanfoist), Miss Baker- Gabb, Ald. Z. Wheatley, Councillor A. C. Graham, Messrs. P. Gibbs, F. Britton, F. R. Hobbes, S. Rawlins, and Edwards, with the secretaries W. Rosser, Alfred Williams and A. J. Duck as ex-officio. ♦
HOCKEY. ABERGAVENNY v. CARDIFF CITY. Abergavenny had Cardiff City as their visitors on the Avenue-road ground on Saturday, but they did not do so well as in their match at Cardiff, where they made a goalless draw. Cardiff showed their superiority, all round and registered two goals in each half, while Aberga- venny were unable to put the ball through once. The combination of the home forwards was disappointing and it was but rarely that they looked dangerous. Bishop saved a few awk- ward shots in goal, but the defensive play generally was not as good as it has been this season.
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I Abergavenny Enfant Welfare Centre Perhaps few of our readers are aware of the good work done at the Abergavenny Infant Welfare Centre established by the Monmouth- shire County Council, and administered by the Local Committee, of which Dr. Glendinning is chairman, and Mrs. E. M. Thomas the hon. secretary. The Centre is held every Tuesday afternoon, at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms, from 2.30 to 4.30. Dr. W. D. Steel is the Medical Officer in charge, and is assisted by two of the County Council Health Visitors and a rota of voluntary helpers from the members of the committee. All motners and infants are welcomed at the Centre. At the present time there are about 200 infants on the register, and there is an average attendance of 20 each session. The great need for such Centres is known to all, and their popularity amongst nursing and expectant mothers is daily growing, for there are many little questions affecting the health of mother or baby upon which advice can be given by the experts in attendance there. Arrangements are made for the sale of dried milk and other infant foods, etc., at cost price, to those mothers who cannot afford to pay the full market price for them, and in really necessi- tous cases foods are given free of charge out of a fund which is maintained by the praiseworthy efforts of the Local Committee, which organises highly successful sales of work, jumble sales, etc. The Christmas entertainment this year will take the form of a Christmas trefe and tea. A.
Abergavenny Nursing Association.—The Executive Committee had recently the pleasure of acknowledging from the local Red Cross Hospital Supply Depot a donation of --f34, per Mrs. Pegler also of -fio from the Amateur Operatic Society, part proceeds of performance of The Yeomen of the Guard," per Mr. F. R. Britton. Now the Committee have further to acknowledge, with grateful thanks, the following two gifts :—From the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers, moiety of surplus funds on dissolution, per Mr. L. Pritchard, iio 17s. gd. and from part of surplus funds on the closing of Maindiff Red Cross Hospital, per Col. E. B. Herbert, the Chair- man of the Committee, £50. ± ————
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I Christmas Dinners to the Poor. I APPEAL AT ABERGAVENNY. A public meeting was held in the Council Chamber on Thursday evening last week in con- nection with the provision of Christmas dinners to the poor of the town. The Mayor (Lt.-Col. J. G. Bishop, O.B.E.) presided and there was only a. small attendance, including Mrs. Bishop, Councillor F. J. Mansfield (Deputy Mayor), Councillor A. C. Graham, Mrs. Steel, Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Pavord, the Town Clerk (Mr. W. H. Hop-wood) and Mr. W. Llewellhi (joint sees.) The Town Clerk submitted the balance sheet for last year, which showed that the balance brought forward was £ 14 8s., subscriptions re- ceived £ 41 2S., a total of ^55 10S., and the ex- penditure £ 26 5s. id., leaving a balance carried- forward to this year of £ 29 4s. id. It was decided to give potatoes and meat, with a slab of cake in place of the usual Christmas pudding. With regard to the meat, which will be obtained from the butchers by ticket, appli- cation is being made for sanction to give 50 per cent. in excess of the ration allowance. Mr. Woodhead has been given the contract for the cake, the distribution of which will be superin- tended by local ladies, and the potatoes will be given by ticket. The distribution in the Market as in former years, will thus be unnecessary. Last year there were about Soo recipients of dinners, and it is anticipated there will be quite as many this year. An appeal is being made for subscriptions. a
I THE MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS MEET Monday, Dec. 15—Weinycwm at 11. I Thursday, Dec. 18—Halfway House at 11.
I LLANDDEWI RHYDDERCH. CONCERT.—A successful concert was held in the British School on Thursday, Dec. 4th, in aid of the Baptist Sunday School Outing Funds. The Schoolroom was packed, and a very enjoy- able evening was spent. Mr. John Owen occupied the chair, and provided much amuse- ment with his funny stories. The following pro- gramme was excellently performed, entirely by local talent :—Pianoforte duet, The Misses M. Edwards and E. Griffiths; song (comic), Mr. Geo. Taylor; solo, Miss E. Williams; sketch, Father's morning at home," Mr. G. Taylor and party duet, Miss M. Thomas and Mr. J. Edwards; song (comic), Mr. F. Taylor; solo, Miss M. Thomas song, Mr. C. C. Taylor solo, Miss E. Williams; song (comic), Mr. J. Ed- wards solo, Miss M. Edwards; sketch, The Absent-minded Barber," Mr. C. Taylor and party song, Mr. J. Edwards duet, Miss M. Thomas and Miss A. Taylor. Great credit is due to the Misses E. & H. Williams, Pool House, who respectively carried out the duties of accom- panist and secretary. #. ♦
I CRICKHOWELL. I DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—One of the oldest residents of Crickhowell passed away recently, in the person of Mr. William Prosser, who for a very long period carried on business in the town as a tailor. He was held in high esteem for his uprightness of character. Al- though 86 years of age, he was able to get about until within a few months of his death. De- ceased was a life-long Conservative and Church- man. Several of his near relatives served in the great war. The interment took place at St. Edmund's Church.
Attractions Association.—The annual public meeting of the Attractions and Improvement Association will be held in the Corn Exchange on Thursday evening next, at 7.30, when a report of the year's work will be presented, and the necessary elections will take place. All burgesses are invited to attend. ▲
Mr. John Owen's kppointment.-ilfr. John Owen has been appointed one of the conductors of the National Eisteddfod to be held at Barry in August, and is to be congratulated on this recognition of his abilities on the eisteddfod 1 platform.
Children's Toy, Painting and Reward Books, at all prices. A good selection of Novels b Ethel M. Dell, Grtrude Page, Rider Haggai! Bertha Ruck, Ruby Ayres, Chas. Garvice, ani- other writers, in stock at present.—M. Morgan I & Co., Chronicle Office.
3RD MONS. MEMORIAL FUND. Previously acknowledged £ 246 4 6 Mr. Hugh Steel I 1 o Capt. A. G. Newman 1 o o Miss Violet P. Dunn I 1 o R.S.M. Dunn, M.S.M. 1 1 o Capt. H. G. Tyler I 1 o Irs. A. Lancaster I 1 o Mrs. James Lancastetr 4 4 o Mr. A. V. Whitehead 10 10 o Clifford A. Bence I 1 o Capt. F. Baker Gabb 5 5 o Messrs. Chas. Edwards Ltd., Llanfoist Brewery 25 o o Capt. N. C. Batten 2 2 o PRIORY WARD (Collectors: C.S.M. Fred I Gardner and Sergt. F. Rosser). Mrs. Fairclough I 1 o Mr. E. R. Lewis 5 0 0 „ D. J. Loug'her 5 0 0 Dr. N. R. Phillips 330 Mr. T. S. Foster 1 I o W, J. White o 10 o Robert Eaglesome o 10 o T. Cooper 0 10 0 A. E. Oliver o 10 o J. Bowcott o 10 o Fred J. Thomas 550 Mr. George W. Sketchley (junr.) 1 1 o Mrs. J. H. Gilbert Harris 1 1 o Mr. T.Jones 1 1 o Miss M. M. Seargeant 1 o o Mr. P. Jeffreys 1 1 o Mrs. Watkins (Park Villa) o 10 o Dr. Lornie 2 2 o Mr. T. Evans 0 5 0 R. H. Jackson I 1 o Walter Davies 0 10 0 F. Trevor Jones 5 5 0 W. H. Edmunds I 1 o Messrs. Straker, Son & Chadwick 5 5 o Mr. E. Coomes 0 2 6 J. Lewis 010 H. Badham 010 M. Howns o 2 6 W. H. Waller 0 5 0 W. Hall 050 J. H. Watkins 050 A. Atkins 026 C. D. Thomas I 1 o Cecil Powell o 8 o L. H. Evans 026 Mrs. W. Jones 0 3 0 F.J .V. o 10 o Miss K. Kennington 026 Mr. W. J. Burrow, R.N. 010 I CASTLE WARD (Collected by Sergt. E. H. Restall and Q.M.S. Brown). Dr. G. P. Humphry 5 5 0 Mr. James Thomas „ 5 5 0 Mrs. Straker 550 Dr. A. L. Tathai-n 1 1 o Mr. L. Price 1 I o Mrs. W. Denner o 10 6 Messrs. Alleott &- Wilson 5 5 0 Mr. O. Davis 220 W. Bevan 2 2 o A. R. Williams I 1 o L. Haynes o 10 6 Miss M. L. Harris 100 Mr. W. L. Stoueham 550 Mrs. H. Griffiths I 1 o Mr. Tutt 0 10 6 J.H. Horton o 10 6 E. Price o 10 6 H. P. Cadle 3 3 0 H. Shackleton 1 1 o Messrs. H. J. Edwards & Son 2 2 o Mrs. Mary Morris 050; Mr. F. R. Britton r o o H. T. T. Roberts I I o A. J. Salter 2 2 o H.H.Evans o 10 6 F. R. Rowe I 1 o H. C.. l,eniialon I 1 o Mrs. Bevan I 1 o Mr. J.S.Jones 3 3 o J. Rosser o 10 6 3364 ••• ••• ••• ••• o 5 o Mr. D. Rees I 1 o J. H. Redwood 1 1 o W. A. Duncan 0 5 0 F. Prosser 0 2 0 J. R. Rosser 0 5 0 F. Howard Davies 220 j I-, Hall I 1 o Messrs. C. Price & Son I 1 o Mr. John Owen I 1 o „ 1. Gardner 0 10 o GROFIELD WARD (Collected by Cot.Sergt..1 J. Walters and Sergt Evans). Coir .-Sergt. J. Walters 0 5 0 Mr. C. Powell 0 10 o C. W. Hughes o 10 o M. Hudson 0 10 o J. D. Gill 0 5 0 C.Morgan 0 2 6 G.Morgan 013 H.Morgan 013 Ex-Sergt. 0 10 o Mr. Charles Downes 0 10 o J. Cox 010 R. Jamieson 0 5 0 Mrs. R. Jamieson o 2 6 E. Grimmett o 2 6 Mr. Edgar Powell o 5 o I.. Powell 026 Mr. Harrington o 2 6 W. C. Williams o 2 6 J. P. Jones o 2 6 W.Morgan o 1 o R.Mitchell 100 A. W. Child 010 o John O. Gaunt 0 5 0 W. Davies 0 2 0 \V. Morris 0 2 0 D. Jones o 2 6 3rd Mon. 0 2 6 Mr. C. H. Oakey 0 10 o MARDY (Collected by Sergt. Rawlins). Mr. John Lawson 2 2 0 Mrs. Lawson I I o Mr. W. H. Dixon 0 10 o E. G. \Vatkins o 2 o S. B. Davies I I o G. Brown o 3 o M. H. P. Wagstaff o 5 o A. G. Wagstaff o 2 6 A. H. Richards o 5 o Mrs. A. Jones o 5 o Mr. J. L. Williams o 5 o J. L. Williams 0 5 0 ————?————