Recruiting at Abergavenny. I MAGISTRATES AND TOWN COUNCIL TAKE I ACTION. Abergavennv has now taken definite steps to provide its quota to the new army of 100.000 called for by Lord Kitchener. A meeting of the local magistrates and members of the Town Council was held in the Magistrates room at the Police Station oil Monday morning, for the purpose of taking the preliminary steps as suggested in a communication from Sir Ivor Herbert (Lord Lieutenant of the County). Mr. F. P. J. Hanbury (chairman of the Magis- trates) presided, and the Bench was also repre- sented by Mr. J. O. Marsh, Ur. W. D. Steel, Mr. H. C. Steel, Mr. W. I.. Thomas, Major Willams, Mr. W. H. Routledge, Mr. Robert Johnson, Mr. F. M. Humfrev, Mr. J. Merton Jones, Mr. Edw n Foster. The Town Council representatives were Alderman Wheatlev (Deputy Mayor), Councillors Jv J. Rutlier, O. R. Plowman, Alfred Graham, and \V. Horsington. There were also present Mr. Reg. Herbert, of Clytha. and the Rev. H. H. .Matthew (Vicar of St Mary's). Lord Lieutenants Letter. The following was the communication trom the Lord lieutenant, 011 which Mr. F. 1'. J. Hanbury convened the meeting — Llanarth Court, Raglan, loth August, i<)i (. Dear Sir,l'arliament having voted an increase of 500,000 men to the Regular Army, I have been invited, as His Majesty's Lieutenant for the Countv of Monmouth, by the Secretary of State of War. to undertake the duty of organ- ising the recruiting in the county of Monmouth, and I call with confidence on the Magistrates. chairmen and members of local bodies to co- operate in carryIng ont this important duty. The patriotic response that is being made everywhere to the call of His Majesty the King, leaves no doubt that all the men requisite will be promptly forthcoming but the work of collecting men and transferring them from civil life to the new army which is being created, demand system and the active assistance of all leading men, including ministers of religion and of all public bodies. The first step should be the formation of committees, whose function will t), to register and classify, according to age and capacity, all men who arc willing to undertake military service. These should be provided with a card bearing the name of the district, and a number, and arrangements should be made for their being assembled readily when required. The following are the principal centres for such work. and at some committees are already being formed A!>ergaveimy, Abercarn, Abertillery, "Bassaleg and Rogerstone, Bedwas and Machen, Blackwood and Pontllanfraith, Blaenavon, Castleton and St. Mellons, Chepstow, Crumlin, Cwmbran and Llantarnain, Caerleon. Ivbbw Vale, Monmouth, Xautyglo, Newport, Ponty- pool and Abersychan, Panteg and Griffithstown, Risca and Pontymister, Tredegar, Usk. Smaller committes can be formed in the adjoining dis- tricts and affiliated to the above. County depots for the subsequent reception of recruits will be formed, whence they will be transferred to the Army centres to be clothed and equipped but -the first work which I commend to your earnest attention is the registration of all men willing to serre. I a:11, yours faithfully, IVOR Herbert, H.M's. Lieutenant for County of Monmouth. The Chairman said they had all, no doubt seen the Lord Lieutenant's letter. He thought the best way of carrying out the suggestions of the Lord Lieutenant would be to appoint a small committee of four—one representing the Magistrates, one representing the Town Council, one representing the Churches of all denomin- ations, and Col. Steel representing the Terri- torial Force. Col. Steel had been more or less told by the Lord Lieutenant to act upon this committee. Major Williams Do I understand that this meeting is simply for rccruiting ) The Chairman Yes to carry these proposals into effect in the best possible way. Mr. J. O. Marsh Recruiting for what ? The Chairman It is to organise recruiting in the county for Lord Kitchener's army. Mr. Reg. Herbert said they would have to select some headquarters and appoint someone to register the names and forward the necessary papers Notices would also have to be put up that anyone who wished to join would have to go to the headquarters appointed'. Major Williams Is not Col. Steel the recruit- ing officer ? Col. Steel I have not been formally ap- pointed, but the Lord Lieutenant has given me certain instructions. Will the Civilian Force Ctash ? _.1 I- ? .1 Mr. H. C. Steel asked it it would not clash with the local civilian force which was being formed. Col. Steel said he did not think it would really cla.-Ii. Councillor S. J. Ruthtr said the authorities did not seem to favour the formation of civilian forces. The Chairman -No on the contrary, they rr* her disapprove of them. Atr. Reg. Herbert said the objection was that it might interfere with recruiting for the regular army. But there was th; consideration that in the civilian force they might get many men who would not join as recruits. The Deputy Mavor said that was their idea in forming the civiiian force. They might get men who wished to show their patriotism by joining the force, who could not get away from their business or were not eligible for the army. A good many of them were over age, and their intention was to enlist their help for local pur- poses in this time of need. He proposed that they appoint a committee, as the Chairman had suggested, but lie thought they ought to have two representatives of the churches instead of one. If they had both branches of the Church represented on the committee, they would get greater support and more unanimity in their work. The Chairman thought they should also ap- point the Chairman of the Rural District Council, which would bring the number of the c(mmittee up to six. The Deputy Mayor thought they ought to have an odd number on the committee, and as they would have to appeal to the working classes to support that movement and it was from the working classes they would have to get their recruits, they should appoint a direct I reoresentative of labour on the committee. Major Williams said he should like a thorough understanding. They were there for the pur- pose of recruiting, but that had nothing to do with the civil guard, and they would still go on with the latter movement. A number of young fellows had joined, and there was not the slightest doubt that in time many would enlist in Lord Kitchener's force. From the Cadets which had been formed in the county, a number had joined tho Territorials, and were with them to-day. He, therefore, thought they ought to encourage drilling in a mild -.vay by means of the civilian volunteer force. The Chairman This has nothing to do with the citizen army at all. Mr. Reg. Herbert What is the committee to do ? 1.1r<: Chairman: To carry into effect this letter of the Lord Lieutenant. Mr. Peg. Herbert That is no use unless you have instructions what should be done. Col, Steel The Lord Lieutenant's letter gives precise instructions as to what to do. Mr. Reg. Herbert How do you suggest you are going to get hold of the men ? Recruiting Officers in Each Parish. Col. Steel said lie was going to suggest that they should appoint for each of the 22 parishes in that division some one of their number, or someone in whom they had confidence, to publish notices and to get men registered in accordance with the request of the Lord Lieuten- ant. Then, when the time came, the Lord lieutenant proposed to form camps of in- struction for the men to be sent to. The Lord lieutenants letter was quite definite, and the best way of carrying it out was to have repre- sentatives for each parish in the division. v Mr. Reg. Herbert remarked that he was there as representing the Raglan Bench of Magis- trates, to see what course they should adopt in that district. He asked why was Raglan not included in the list of places mentioned. Col. Steel said it would probably come in under Usk. Mr. Reg. Herbert said they were yen- en- thusiastic at Raglan. He had a meeting 'there on Saturday night, and fifty young fellows attended and they were all willing to join. Mr. F. M. Humfrey said he did not think the churches should be represented on the com- mittee. They would have to appoint represen- tatives of the Romanists and every denomin- ation. The Clergy might be depended upon to give them every loyal assistance, but it would be much better to have a committee as originally proposed. The fewer the committee the better. There would be less talk and more action. Mr. Reg. Herbert A committee of three with two absent. (Laughter). Councillor Rutlier thought it would be a great advantage to have representatives of employers of labour on the committee. Col. Steel said there was no object in making the committee too small. They must have a representative committee. He agreed with Mr. Humfrey that it (lid not come within the provine c of the clergy to act on such a committee. He thought they certainly ought to have a representative of labour, and should distribute the work as evenly as possible over a large number of men. He proposed that they have a committee of seven. The Deputy Mavor seconded. Mr. J. Merton Jones supported, remarking that they would have to draw the bulk of tl-ieir support from the labour ranks. Councillor Graham said lie felt very strongly that it was only reasonable and fair that labour should have a voice on that very important committee, coming, as lie did, very closely in contact with the working men, who formed a very large proportion of those who were serving their country in this serious crisis. The Rev. H. H. Matthew said it would be just as well to leave the churches out. The clergy and ministers would give every support they could, but they had plenty of work and many committees to attend, and he thought they should be left out. It was decided to have a committee of seven, and the following representatives were ap- pointed -Count N- Magistrates, Mr. F. P. J. Hanbury Town Council, Alderman Z. Wheat- leN- Rural District Council, Mr. R. Johnson; Territorial Force, Col. W. D. Steel employers of labour, Mr. Jim Thomas and Mr. Percy Cooper labour, Mr. Robert Workman. Mr. J. O. Marsh said he hoped the committee would carry out the suggestion that some person be appointed for each parish. He thought something more serious to consider was whether there was going to be any clashing. He was glad to hear that the civil guard would not clash in any way. He hoped that would be so. They had every confidence in Lord Kitchener and his scheme, and none of them would like to do any- thing against it. The fear was that young men, in joining the civic guard, would think they had done enough and would go no further. They had read the official statement that there must be 110 such clashing. To Limit the Civilian Guard. I Mr. Reg. Herbert said the difficulty could be got over by only enlisting those in the civil guard who were not of the proper age)o go into the Regulars or the Territorials. Sir. J. 0. Marsh said that if the civil guard were for the purpose lie took them to be—to keep order in the town and to help the author- ities—they would find plenty of men over age for the purpose. He was one over 70 ready to join. They would not accept him to go any- where else, but lie was ready to join the civil guard. Major Williams said lie was afraid that Mr. Marsh was under a wrong impression. What they were doing with the civil guard was merely drilling, and it was very healthv exercise and did the young lads of the town good. If they wanted to join, they would join. It was all verv fine to sit there talking, but recruits were very hard to get. Mr. Marsh said the form which had to be signed for the civil guard distinctly said for the protection and good government of the borough." If the young fellows thought they had done enough by joining that force, then it was clashing. The Deputy Mayor said they did not wish to act in opposition to anyone. The first thing was to inculcate discipline. They proposed to call together that night those who had enrolled in the civil guard, and Col. Steel was going to appeal to the young men to enlist iu the Army. The civil guard was a means of getting the young men together, and formed a nucleus for the Regular Army. The Rev. H. H. Matthew suggested that they might send forth an expression of opinion from that meeting that no one should be enrolled in the civil guard who was between the ages mentioned in Lord Kitchener's appeal. The Deputy Mayor said that Col. Rees, who was in command of the civil fcrce, had written to the War Office, and the latter had not dis- countenanced the movement at all. The War Office would issue a circular letter if it was ad- visable to discontinue the movement, but it was hoped that they would be able h get official sanction to the formation of civic bodies. The Chairman suggested that they do not enrol anyone in the civic guard under the age of 4° years until the end of six months. Col. Steel said they fully appreciated what Mr. Marsh had said, but both the Deputy Mayor and Major Williams were fully aware of the view the authorities had taken in regard to the civil guard, and they would work in full deference to that view. He she uld like to mention that Mr. Lionel Whitehead, of Ebhw Vale, bad, at his ,bl)w N-a!.e, b,-ttl, at Ii i own expense, raised and equipped a company 01 fifty men for their 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. He had sent a cheque .or ^250 to the County Association for the purpose. He brought them down two or three days ago, and a fine lot of men. they were. They were hoping to draft them off to the regiment on Wednesday, and he should like to show their appreciation of Mr. Whitehead's patriotism, if some of the gentlemen present, who were representative of different classes of the community, could see their way to give the men a good send-off. (Applause). He should like to propose a very liearty vote of thanks to Mr. Whitehead for his generosity. The Deputy Mayor said that, as representing the town, he should be very pleased to second. He thought the town was veiy greatly indebted to Mr. Whitehead, not only for equipping these men but for giving liimself and his money to the service of the country. The proposition was carried. The Deputy Mayor said ther were still people who would want ,0 go in the civil guard. They could not leave the town, and they wanted to help as much as they could. Mr. Edwin Foster agreed. Major Williams said they should induce all they could to join the Regular Army from the civilian force. but if they w:re going to put att. age limit they would stop a good many. The Chairman Surely if they are available foi the Army it will not stop them. Mr. Reg. Herbert It seems rather a farce to join the civil guard when you might join Kit- chener's force. At the same time, there are many men who cannot get away, and it is hard on them not to have something to* do. Col. Steel You may trust the authorities not to enlist anybody who is eligible for Kitchener's Army. It was generally agreed by those present that no one should be enlisted in the civil guard who was available for Kitchener's Army. Major Williams looking round such a fine body of men, I invite you all to join our civil guard. Mr. Marsh can join me in the ranks. A Million Veterans. I Mr. J. Merton Jones said there was a force of at least a million men ready to hand for home protection. He was an old Volunteer—one of the oldest. He had never withdrawn his oath, and it was as binding on him to-day as it was fifty years ago. He was ready to fight, and he thought he could account for two or three Germans now. (Hear, hear). He could shoot as straight as ever, and there were thousands upon thousands of such men in the country, and they should be invited to come forward. Col. Steel said lie had been in communication with the Secretary of the County Association, who told him that something more would be heard probably in the next few days in regard to the National Reserves. Mr. Merton Jones said there was a willing army lying ready to hand for heme protection. Mr. Reg. Herbert said the National Reserves were restricted to those who had previously been in the service. A vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman, on the proposition of Mr. J. Merton Jones, seconded by Alderman Wheatley. A
I MONMOUTHSHIRE WILL. Mr. Edwin Lewis, of Llanishen Court, Mon- mouthshire, horse dealer and farmer, who died on April 28th last, left estate of the gross value of ilI,257, of which £ 1,049 is net personalty, and probate of his will, dated July 2, 1901, with two codicils, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Marv Jane Lewis, of the above address. The testator left /j 1,000 to his daughter, Gwen- i llian Evelyn Mary Lewis, when she shall attain the age of 21 years, and the residue of his estate he left upon trust for his wife during widowhood, or in the event of her re-marriage, the income from one-half, and subject thereto he left the ultimate residue of his estate upon trust for his children or their issue. In the event of the failure of issue he left his residuary estate upon trust for his wife for life, with ultimate re- mainder upon trust for his brothers and sisters and their issue.
Favour Severance of Blaenavon from Abergavenny Poor Law Union. A BURDEN ON AGRICULTURE." A special general meeting of the Abergavenny District Branch of the Monmouthshire Farmers' Union was held in the old Council Chamber at the Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, when there were several matters of interest down for discussion. The chief discussion centred round the proposal to sever Blaenavon from the Aber- gavenny Union, the members generally ex- pressing approval of the action of Mr. John Prichard in bringing the matter forward. Mr. John Rogers (chairman of the branch) presided over a good attendance, and was supported by Mr. Evan Griffiths (Gwernymelvn, chairman of I the branch), Mr. S. B. Davies (hou. sec.) and Mr. R. C. Huggett (county secretary). I The Secretaryship. I The Chairman said the committee had met to consider the question of appointing a new secretary, and a couple of names were mentioned of gentlemen who were willing to take the position. The committee had a difficulty in arriving at a decision, and in general conversa- tion Mr. Davies, their present secretary, volun- teered to continue till the end of the year. (Ap- plause). They gladly accepted the offer, and thanked Mr. Davies for his services. Protection for Young Stock. I The Chairman reported on the meeting of delegates from the Abergavenny and Pandy branches with the Town Council in regard to the erection of covered sheds for the protection of young stock in the Cattle Market. They visited the Cattle Market and recommended that the first row of cattle pens next to the sheep pens, or the row of pens next to the horse fair ground, be covered in with a partition right up the middle, so that the two sides would be a shelter for cows and calves, and would also be a shelter for men in case of storm. There seemed to be a difference of opinion as to whether it should be the first row of pens or the row next to the horse fair ground. It would not take up any space, and yet it would provide a very good shelter. They recommended that the iron fencing be taken away and a partition be put up in its place. The deputation also asked the Town Council to cover in one row of pig pens, to protect the little pigs from the cold weather or from the heat in summer. That matter stood in abeyance for consideration by the Town Council. Mr. David James said he would rather see the row of pens next to the horse fair covered in. It would not then break the view from one side to the other. The Chairman said his view was that it should be the first row, so that the young stock could be led straight out for sale. He was glad to hear other people's opinions, however. Mr. Joseph Griffiths (Werngifford) said he had suggested the site next to the horse fair. He thought the shed should be 22 or 23 feet long. The Chairman The Town Council gave us to understand that if we asked for a big thing we should not get it. Mr. John Prichard said that at Hereford the shed was on tlie outskirts, and in almost every market he knew there were very few such sheds in the middle of the market. He thought it would rather disfigure their market. If they had a good shed put alongside the wall, there would be no trouble about having the cows and calves there. The Chairman said the objection to that was that it would spoil the horse fair by encroaching on the ground. Mr. John Prichard said it would not be a quarter of the expense if a lean-to shed was put up against the wall. Mr. George Spencer asked what was the matter with the wall by the slaughter houses. Customers would go there if they knew the cows and calves were there. The Hon. Secretary said that if a shed was put up by the wall it was thought that there would not be room for carts to go along there. The Chairman said his view was that the matter was of such great importance that they ought to form a fresh committee to visit the spot and recommend something which was practical. They must take care that they did not recom- mend something which was not practical and which would bring discredit on them. Looking to the Future. I Mr. Evan Griffiths said that a strong objection to having the shed on the outskirts was that one did not buy a cow or a calf on the first visit. Thev had to be wide awake and dodge people a little bit, and pretend that they did not want to buy. (Laughter). They ought to have it as compact as they possibly could. Perhaps at some future time they might want a weighbridge there. If they got a covered shed put where the auctioneers were, compact and easily accessible, the one thing would be a convenience to the other. If they put one at one end and one at the other, the people of a future generation would say, Whoever designed such a thing as this Let them look to the future. He thought they would not cause any interference if they sug- gested the first pen next to the sheep, or the outside pen next to the horses. Mr. Morgan David said they should not rush the matter. The custom of the market had been conservative, and they would have a great dif?FCLIlt- in cliang difficulty in changing the stands of the different stock. What was suggested would suit the cow and calf trade very well, but they should not act in a hurry because if it did not meet with the approval of the bulk of the people they would not shift their stock into it, and it would look a bit of an eye sore. Mr. Warren Davies said they wanted the stock where people mostly congregated. At Mold, North Wales, they had practically all the stock covered in, and the facilities available had practically ruined Ruthin market. Ruthin was now struck out of the list in the agricultural returns, and Mold, which was only a small place, was put in its place. He did not think it would be wise to go away from the existing pens. They were not asking for a shelter for horses, but for the young and tender stock. Mr. Morgan David said it was very difficult to give general satisfaction, and for that reason lie should like to have a large committee and put the onus on more shoulders. Mr. Evan Griffiths said that some people were under the impression that an outside wall would economise the expense. It was proposed that it should be an open shed, and, therefore, no wall would be necessary. To put it against an 'out- side wall would not be economy, but increasing the expense. The Hon. Secretary suggested that they should appoint a committee to select a site, with full power to act. It was no use calling a general meeting of 150 members. The Chairman suggested that the original committee should be added to, and the following were elected to act with the old committee Messrs. John Prichard, Robert Johnson, David James, Geo. Spencer, E. Pritchard, John Lewis (Oldcastle). It was decided that they should meet in the Cattle Market at 12.30 next Tuesday and that they should invite the Markets Com- mittee of the Town Council to confer with them. Mr. Evan Griffiths said it had been suggested that they should ask the Abergavenny Chamber of Trade to support them in this matter, and he proposed that they do so. Mr. Joseph Griffiths seconded, and it was carried. Proposed Severance of Blaenavon from the I Union. The Chairman, in bringing forward this matter, said that they had no doubt seen that Mr. John Prichard had given notice at the last meeting of the Abergavenny Board of Guardians that before they proceeded with the erection of a new workhouse they should see if steps could he taken to sever Blaenavon from 'the Aberga- venny Union. It appeared that Blaenavon was the most expensive part of the Union, though it did not pay the greater part of the taxation. There were, no doubt, arguments for and against. He had heard different people say that Blaen- -avon people supported their market. He did not see any argument in that. Blaenavon people did not use their market any more than the people of Brynmawr, Tredegar, Pontypool, and Abertillery. They had no claim on the Blaenavon people to come here, and there were more who went to Hereford than came to Aber- gavenny. He did not think there was any argument in that, because people would go to the market which suited them best. Going into the figures, it appeared that Blaenavon was the more expensive in the wear and tear of human machinery. There were more accidents and more people injured there than in any other part of the Union. They at Abergavenny had to repair and help to provide for them in their troublesome times. The assessable value of Blaenavon at the present time was £ 48,370, and the amount given in relief £ 1,698, or equivalent to a rate of lid. in the A The assessable value of the Abergavenny district was £ 88,605, and the amount given in relief CgoS, or equivalent to a rate of 2'd. in the The three years average in relief was as follows Blaenavon, £ 1,801 12S. Abergavenny, £ 892 8s. 3d. They at Abergavenny were paying double the amount in rates, and were only receiving about one- third in relief. He did not know whether they could get rid of Blaenavon, but now seemed to be the chance, if they did it at all. They should support Mr. Prichard in his proposal. Whether the Local Government Board wasTwitli them or against them he could not say. He did say that millionaires were not made in the agricultural part of the Union. When the works were thriving good fortunes were made, and the farmers perhaps received a little in trade, but there were no millionaire farmers that lie knew of who had made their money by farming. He felt verv stronglv that they ought to support Mr. Prichard and to thank him for bringing the matter forward and showing the position in which they stood. (Applause). Mr. Robert Johnson said he endorsed every word the Chairman had said. He believed it would be a great relief if it were possible to get rid of Blaenavon He did not know whether they could do so, but it was quite worth their wliile to trv. <JI¡;¡ isir. %N- Biggs said lie had inuch pleasure in Mr. Win. Biggs said he had much pleasure in supporting Mr. Prichard. He thought that if they could carry the proposal it would be a good thing for that neighbourhood. Most of the money spent in relief went to Blaenavon. This Great Burden." Mr. Joseph Griffiths said lie was quite in favour of the proposal. There were many things they would like to be relieved of, but it was impossible to get relief. He should like to see the 3s. 2d. rate for the next half-year reduced by half, and it would be a great relief. (Laughter). Of course there were different opinions. Some people who professed to be in the know were quite convinced that the Local Government Board would not entertain the proposal at all. They could not expect to have a favour granted, however, if the- did not ask for it. It, would be a great benefit to the ratepayers of the agri- cultural districts if they could be relieved of this great burden of the mining districts. Far- mers believed that they should beai one another's burdens, and perhaps the people of Blaenavon would say the same to them. He thought, how- ever, that those who drew the most should pay a little more, and that the-rates should be in accordance with what they received from the Union. There was not much comparison be- tween 1 id. and 2UI. Mr. Edward Pritchard (X antyderri) said lie thought the proposal was one which was well worth carrying out. f/I>J(.(ît, Mi. Morgan David said he had not intended to say anything on this matter. He had been a member of the Board of Guardians long enough to remember that something of thel-kind*was brought on before, and it was not carried then. He was afraid it would not be carried now. He did not like to say, however, that lie would vote against it on that account. Someone said there were no very rich farmers, and that they were paving a very heavy share of local taxation, but it they carried that to its logical conclusion he thought they must even leave Mr. Prichard behind and advocate the separation of the agri- cultural parishes from Abergavenny. If they went into figures they would find that the agri- cultural parishes cost the Union practically nothing. He did not know a parish where there were more than one or two paupers, and those were mostly entitled to the old age pension. If they wanted to find a place where there were no paupers, they must go to the agricultural dis- tricts. He was not very keen on the proposal himself, simply because lie did not think it would come to anything. In the first place, lie did not think the Local Government Board would sanction a union for Blaenavon by itself. It would increase absurdly the cost of administration, and he did not think they could for a moment expect any other Union to take Blaenavon under present I circumstances. 81 ill, for all that, he did not think he could bring himself to vote against Mr. Pricliarn's proposal. Mr. Evan Griffiths said there was a general feeLng that they as agriculturists paid more than the r fair share of rates. They were assessed eighteen times as high for rates as for income tax. The difficulty was as to what they were going to do with Blaenavon. The Chairman said they could consider the matter without any ill-feeling. It was simply a matter of business. If they thought they should be relieved of Blaenavon there was no harm in saying so. Mr. Robert Johnson said that some years ago the local Government Board inspector suggested something of the kind. The Chairman It seems to me that Blaen- avon Guardians would understand their own mineral district more than our agricultural district, and vice versa. Pontypool is mere in accord with Blaenavon than we are. I am sure we arc all indebted to Mr. Prichard for bringing the matter forward. If the Guardians go against it, then there is no more to be said. Mr. George Spencer said they had had this matter on before. Now, when they were con- sidering the building of a new workhouse, was the time, or never. If there was a possibility of building a smaller workhouse and getting Blaenavon to build their own workhouse, they should do all they could to bring it about. We'll Pay You Out." I Mr. J olm Prichard said he believed it had been brought forward on two or three occasions. He believed Blaenavon people laid claim to a share of the old workhouse and said It is as much ours as yours." If they got rid of the old workhouse, they could say to Blaenavon, Your share of the building is so much. We will pay you out, and we don't desire to be attached to you any longer." If that could be done, he did not see why Pontypool should not take Blaen- avon. He believed part of hte Blaenavon parish was in the Pontypool Union. They were different to an agricultural district. All the money Blaenavon made went to Pontypool. They were within six miles by road, but they were about 14 miles away by rail from Aber- gavenny. Their trading place was Pontypool, and he thought they should be attached to Pontypool, P-nd let the ai Pontypool, and let the agricultural portion look after itself. If it could be done now thev had a fine case to put before the Local Government Board. Once they allowed Blaenavon to have a part in the new workhouse, there was an end of the matter. Mr. Joseph Griffiths proposed and Mr. David Lewis seconded, a resolution supporting Mr. Prichard s motion, and this was carried. <, -6-
WAR RELIEF FUND. I CORRECTION. -The subscription of f .io to the I above was from Mr. J. Lilburn Rosher, and not from Mrs. Rosher.
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£ 4,500,000 A DAY. I MODERATE ESTIMATE OF THE COST OF THE WAR. No war chronicled by history will have de- voured such huge sums of money as the present battle of the nations. The minimum cost is estimated here by economists at £ 4,500,000 per day. The figures given by military writers coincide, and agree that about 8,500,000 men are under arms for land warfare. To these must be added 3^0,000 seamen. If the Balkan war can be taken as an example, the cost of each man mobilised amounts to 10s. per day. This is about /-i, 400,000 daily, or /i32,ooo,ooo monthly. This figure is very considerably short of the mark, because it does not take into account the maintenance of the armies and fleets. The German Reichstag authorised extraordinary expenditure to the extent of ^250,000,000, to be obtained by a loan, and a further sum of /14,000,000, to be drawn on the gold and silver reserve of the Empire. It is now well known that the tax of .5 per cent. on the stock of notes issued bv the Reichstag over and above its reserve in metal has been suppressed. The German Government will therefore secure the loan required by in issue of bank notes un- covered by the reserve of gold and silver. This issue reminds one of the assignats of the French Revolution, of which a few samples are kept as curios and heirlooms in French families. Where is Austria to Got the Money From ? I It is stated that the Austrian Army on a war footing costs tne Empire £ 800,000 a day. The Austrian Treasury was emptied by the mobilisa- tion during the Balkan war, which drained the financial resources of the Empire for moie than a year, and it is hard to see where the Austrian Monarchy can find the £ 24,000,000 required to keep the Imperial and Royal Army and Navy during the great war just opening. The above figures arc probably far short of the reality, and it is therefore difficult to see how the Central European Empires can support a long and arduous war from the financial and economic point .f view. Jl.
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