^ales by Ruction.. J. STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK (Members of The Auctioneers' Institute), AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ESTATE, LAND AND HOUSE AGENTS. SALES conducted of House Froperty, Estates, I' Timber, Machinery and Plant, Shares, Agri- cultural & Trade Stocks, Furniture, Pictures, Plate, and all Household Effects. VALUATIONS made for Probate, Tenant Right, Mortgage or Sale, and for the Transfer of Hotels and other businesses. Licensed Victuallers' Accounts kept and Stocks taken. Gaugi SALES OF Fc\T & STORE STOCK in Aber- gavenny Cattle Market every TUESDAY, and FAIR-DAY, commencing at 9.30 a.m. ESTATES Managed and Rents Collected. Mortgages negotiated.. SALES of Horses, Vehicles, Harness, &c., in the Cattle Market, every Fair Day at 11 a.m. INSURANCES oi all kinds effected in leading Offices. Register kept of Farms, Country and Town Houses to Let or for Sale. Teelphone P.O. 24. Telegrams: "Chadwick," Abergavenny. Offices: FROGMORt & MARKET STREET CHAMBERS, ABERGAVENNY. ABERGAVENNY iotii ANNUAL BULL SALE. TUESDAY, MARCH 2nd. 1915, TAMES STRAKER, SON, & CHADWICK eT have pleasure in announcing the date of their ANNUAL BULL SALE, for which they beg to solicit early entries, to enable same and full particulars to appear in catalogues, and for which thev will offer the usual Prizes. They will also hold a Special Sale of STORE STOCK on the above date. NOTE.-The Auctioneers will be pleased to arrange for free accommodation for any animals sent overnight for sale. GLEATHE HOUSE, OLD CASTLE. (Two miles from Pandy). JAMES STRAKER, SON, & CHADWICK win Sell bv Auction the HOUSEHOLD AND OUTDOOR EFFECTS, including Milch Cow, Fat Pig, Poultry, etc., on MONDAY, FEBRUARY Sth. Sale at 2.50. ANNUAL FAIR CARDS. THE ANNUAL FAIR CARDS which Messrs. J. Straker, Son & Chadwick have pub- lished for some years, are now ready, and can be obtained at either of the offices, or will be sent post free on application. FflONTAGUE KARRIS, AUCTJOSEER, VALUER, H3JJiE AND ESTATE AGENT. Telegrams Montague Harris, Abergavenny.' Telephone P.O. 41. SALES conducted of all kinds of Property, Agricultural and other Stock, Timber, Furni- ture, &c WE?K? SALES OF FAT & STORE STOCK in the Cattle Market, Abergavenny, every TUESDAY 0.: FAIR DAYS, commencing at 9.30 a.m. VALUATIONS for Probate or Mortgage, and for the Transfer of Licensed Premises. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE in Estate Manage- ment. Rents Collected. All Insurances effected. Offices LIOFJ STREET, AEERuAVZfiJiY. HILL FARM, GROSMONT. Q.} IMPROVED WELSH EWES .J ,l. X>J I _L1. -ll:Jl. 't' O? in yean. 4 CATTLE, Viz. Two Cross bred Cows in 4 '-Teil?cr at foo:. 2 SOWS in furrow. HORSES 4-year-old Mare, 15IKIS. ?.ms., good in saddle and harness Yearling Cart Filly. SUNDRY IMPLEMENTS AND TOOLS, HARNESS, AND OTUER Ei<V £ Ci3. -> „ R. MONTAGUE HARRIS lias received "V; :.I. _d l'<tLt'-J.d; :l3.<; }'clyeu •V'j instructions from Mr. Jas. Watkins, who is giving up farming, the farm being let, to Sell as above On THURSDAY, isth FEBRUARY, 1915. SAT,3 AT ONE O'CLOCK. Auctioneer's- Omces Abergavenny. PERCY WIBBERLEY, AUCTJOrEER: VALUER, ESTATE AGENT AHD IinURAN£ BROKER. Telegrams Wibberlev, Auctioneer, Aberga- venny." Telephone P.O. 142. SALES conducted of all classes of PROPERTY, FURNITURE, FARMING STOCK, GROWING TIMBER and OTHER EFFECTS. VALUATIONS made for all purposes. INVENTORIES taken and checked. TRADESMEN'S BOOKS Audited. LARGE EXPERIENCE in all classes of IN- SURANCES for FIRE, LIFE, WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION, THIRD PARTY, PLATE GLASS, INFOAE MARES, TRADESMEN'S HORSES, &c. WEEKLY SALES OF FAT & STORE STOCK in Abergavenny Market everv TUESDAY and FAIR DAYS. Offices LION STREET (over Bakery Shop), ABERGAVENNY. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. HOALD ALBERT FARM, GROSMONT. THIS IMPORTANT AND ATTRACTIVE SALE of LIVE & DEAD FARMING STOCK for Mr. J. Jones (who is leaving) will be conducted bv MR. PERCY WIBBERLEY On THURSDAY, 25th MARCH, 1915. Detailed particulars in due course. Auctioneer's Offices Lion St., Abergavenny. COEDYGELLI, LLANARTH. Abergavenny 6 miles, Raglan 4, Penpergwm 3. IMPORTANT UNRESERVED SALE of t a neat and capital collection of LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK, comprising 20 WELL-BRED HEREFORD CATTLE, 66 RADNOR & CROSS-BRED SHEEP, 2 GRAND SHIRE-BRED MARES, in foal to Hendre Baronet and Moors Lion Most Promisingf Two-year-old FILLY YOUNG SOW and the well-kept nearly new Implements & Machines, Harness, &c., i which RENNIE & JONES are favoured with instructions from the Execu- trix of the late Mr. David E. Evans to conduct on the premises, On THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 1.915, after 12 o'clock luncheon. Catalogues irom the Auctioneers, Newport, Usk, and Monmouth. jHiseellanecras. —— G. W. R. —— EXCURSIONS. MONDAYS & FRIDAYS IN FEBRUARY. I To READING & LONDON for varying periods from Pontypool Road, Aberga- venny, Usk, etc. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18. To LONDON for HALF-DAY. 3, 5 or 8 days. Leave Abergavenny 1.25, Ponty- pool Road 1.50 p.m. Half-day Fare, 6/- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20. HALF-DAY TRIP to BRISTOL. Leave Pontypool Clarence Street 2.45, Ponty- pool Road 3.0, Abergavenny 1.40 p.m., etc. For details see bills or send postcard to stations or offices. FRANK POTTER, General Manager. 11 Iti. THE Shop, 18, Monk Street, on March lst i- Appl, The Hall, Windsor Rond. RJJL TO Let, small Cottage with good garden and fowl ran.-Apply, John Prichard, Glendower ￼ Let, a small Meadow, Urchard and Garden, L Mtnate on the Monmouth Road. Apply, Waikina, Baker, Monk Street. RT1 IO Let, fro A 1st February, 2. Brynteg Terrace, Mount Street; bath h and c. rent £19 10s. exclusive. — Apply, "Ashton," Maelgwyn Road, Llandudno. r OWER Gelli, Llanvetherine, to let from 1st of Ji May next, with two large gardens, paddock and out houses.— Apply, G. Jones, Brynawelon, Newbridge, Mou. r (-) Let No. 2, Harrinehay Terrace, from 25th L Match nExt.-Apply, F. R. Britou, United Counties Bank. 110 Let. Flough Inn. Ll inpattock, Crickhowell. Apply, Thomas Delafieid, King's Arms. Aber- ) gavenny. I 10 Let, from Aùrlllst. I-<i"bon Honw, Stanhope Street, conta'ining eight rooms, bath b. and c., lavatory.—Apply, Mrs. Sbeen, Melbourne House. -1 io Vet Ctagc. with large garden at Llanvihan- gel Gobion,— Applv. H. Gallianne Lemmon, Solicitor and Notary Public, Abergavenny. 0 Let, Shop. with EOOA living accommodation in Monk Street; immediaie possession.—James Straker, Son & C'aaiwiek. I -C'- =_c- c-.c.. =-c-='=-=-C:= Q&lanut>. -U OU,'3,-?Ma i d. '"ITANTEL,), Girl about 18. us Housemaid.— \? App?y. Carlton Houje. \V"\V 7ANTED, Warehouseman. Apply, W. T. V"\ &wneha.m, Ar??t. Stord, A ber?veuay. \W \T ANTED, til-n-irl Lad its Errand Boy; wages 7s. per week.—D»ni vis. Abergavenny. \V\V 7 ANEED, Farm Hand. Apply, Phillips, YV PEIJTRE, Llanddewi Iihyduercb. \"ANTED young Day Nurse.—-Mrs. Montague I VV Harris, liocktiale, Abergavenny. 5 4 ANTED, an experienced Gneal. Apply, Mr Daviep, Hope House, Gonion, ￼ hp-ti 1),,? e h e?i p \TRANTED, a Portable Shed; must 1)13 cheap.— YV Write, stating size and price to T.A.K.S., Chronicle Office. PPRENTICLS w,,n?t??i f r :b-? Painting and ?? Decor?iog.—Apply. C. Pi?e & Son, 16 Nevill Street. I R ANTED, Laundry WORK by an experienced VV LNUADRC-s-, 1;"11I-: in country.—Write first, N., Chronicle, Office, Abergavenny. J AGGO'NEK, for H'TY TR^.DE K»OD wages to — Day, Frot;nv.irc cit. j V V reliable -toiu y mm. A PPRL'.NTiCES — Respectable Youths wanted in the Carpe:itr>. Masoory, and Painting T'-ados. Apply. Foster Hid Contc^cto s. ?'t?ANT?D, ? ..? G,,? 1, i) 10 TO c ?k: m'o m r ?? family washing Gl. — Ap!?.' C/?'?Mtc'e Dii E SS .M A KIN (J—A n exp«:ri -weed Bkirt Hand i? \?n?)L t»lso Improver and .?.ppr?tUces.—L. ?. nt)O' 13, Fro?!?r.r.j ?n.ct. A'-?e?!wet!!iy. I ,) L¡,ll'C. Gcl d i: -,r ?. T !,r2, I ? ?ANTRD. ? Heavy FMM Gelding or M?r?, ? ? ?cut 16 hands mnt be a GOED WORKER and 'J/I-S the ">'et —S-nd pa?icn?M as to A^E and price to ne Steward, Mon?.oa'h'b?re Asylum, Aberga- vcPy. PPILENTIGFIS—Wanted by Seargeaut Piros., • T Ltd., several smart, intelligent Lads as Apprentices for tli ir Composing and Machine R:) u s. Full particulars given on application.— Anpiy, Coticty \Vo¡'k, Abt^igavenuy. jfor alt. i 'T"D' P'T n'rrm L,,¿¡,1r- 1"rtA on! G'n1" ? ?'1 ARDEN Barrow?, Ladders. C,.rtFi LX —Watkina, 'Wheelwright, Mar-jy, Mon. 17«0IL S.E, 100 Yards Old Wooden Fence and 300 i? Yard of Barbed Wire.—Williams, HaneHen- 0 he Sold by Tender, 20 Poplars, on Lower JL SR.ntou. Llanvihancel Orucoruey.—Apply, Jones, Upper Triley, nr. Abergavenny. GTOR HEARSS.—Late.T .LESION, low price, iVI. easy terms. Also light GLASS Kcarseu and Funeral C-irs. Photys free; writ0 for particulars — Marston, 24, Bradford Street, Birmingham. F> ATS, MICE, MOLES, COCKROACHES & and BEETmS greedily eat Harnson's Reliable Rat Poison. Cats and Dogs will not touch it. Vermin dry up and leave no smell. Prices 6d., 13., 23. yl., and 3s. 3d. Postage 2d.— G. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackle- ton, Chemist, 9, Cross-street. Brynmawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 74 King St. Crickhowell: Kirkland. GREY HAIR permanently and speedily re- X stored to its original colour by using Harrison's Hair Colour Restorer. It is not a dye, but by natural means acts as a restorative. Contains nothing injurious, and is beneficial to the growth and beauty of the Hair. In bottles price u. 6d. (postage 3d. extra). Manufacturer G. W. Harrison, Hair Specialist, Reading. Sold by Chemists. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9 Cross Street Bryn- mawr A. M. Jones, Chemist, 74 King Street. IMPORTANT to Mothers. — Every Mothel who values the Health and cleanliness of her Child should use Harrison's Reliable Nursery Pomade. One application kills all Nits and Vermin, beautifies and strengthens the Hair. In Tins, 4d. and gd. Postage id Geo. W. Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Sold by all Chem- ists. Insist on having Harrison's Pomade. Agent for Abergavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9, Cross Street. Brynmawr A. M. Jones, 74 King Street. Crickhowell: Kirkland. Cost or gtrapelj. STRAYED from Bower Farm, Grosmont, Four Welsh Lambs; raddle twice over shoulder, spittle mark over each ear; crop right.-Apply, J. Whiatous. jftisrfllanemis. I Abergavenny and District Horticultural Society. THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held in the COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, ABERGAVENNY, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, at 8 p.m. AGENDA: 1. Election of Officers and Committees for-the ensuing year. 2. To decide re Flower Show for 1915. 3. Any other business. All Subscribers to the Society, and others interested in Horticulture, are invited to attend. H. H. MATTHEW (REV.), Chairman SAM. B. DAVIES (Hon. Sec. pro tern: Abergavenny Licensed Victuallers' Association. -Î.'ttø i, ———- AT a Meeting of the Members of thej bove AAssociatioll, held this day, it was unani- mously agreed to conform to the wishes of Colonel Pearson and not supply any Soldier of the Roval Engineers until after 5 p.m. H. B. STOCKEN, President. February 11, 1915. NOTICE. THE Abcrgavenny Steam and Hand Laundry -L Co., Ltd., have engaged T. Pollitti aa their Motor Driver, from this date. I The Furniture Buyer's Opportunity which occurs but once a year, and affords to the bargain seeker an exceptional chance for securing unusual bargains in house equip- ment at large and bona fide reductions from the usual LOW CASH PRICES, takes place this year from February 6th to 27th 18 Business Days only. The usual method of demonstrating the ACTUAL SAVING effected will be followed, namely, the PLAINLY MARKED TICKETS showing the usual CASH PRICE will remain on each article and an additional YELLOW LABEL, also plainly marked will display the REDUCED SALE PRICE. A comparison of the two tickets will therefore show the ACTUAL SAVING EFFECTED. Large. 13 Stocks of Reliable Furniture Displayed In Showrooms over a quarter-ofnammile in length, consisting of six floors, each served by an electric passenger lift, and to inspect which is a liberal education in the art of ARTISTIC FURNISHING will be subjected to REDUC- TIONS in PRICE in many cases below the present COST of manufacturing. These showrooms offer a range of Choice. sufficient for every need and by far the largest in this part of the coun- try. They comprise goods suitable in style and price for the Cottage, Villa, or Mansion, and represent all that is latest and best in ARTISTIC ECONOMICAL HOUSE EQUIP- MENT If a copy has not already reached you kindly send for the illustrated Furniture Sale Catalogue containing examples of over icoo bargains out of the many thousands on offer, each item being marked by a distinguishing- number representing the actual article in stock and at the disposal of visitors for critical comparison and inspection. If added to all this it is re- membered that every item bears the name and consequently the fame of P. E. QANEisrr) LM- 'Ou? AN Y-"q (Tra pp ell ) Ltd. Pe ED ?J? ? iL? & Gana ? ￼ ? ?-v <! ? ￼ 161=2=3, Commercial St., NEWPORT, < Further comments are superfluous, but please note February Sth to 27th only. rCHAPPELL ARE PERFECTION. These Pianos are a Triumph of British Art. They are sold at prices within the reach of all. The cheapest Upright may be had at 48 guineas, payable at the rate of 24s. per month. and delivered on payment of first monthly instalment, or liberal discount will be given for cash. MINIATURE GRANDS from 95 guineas. Second-hand instruments taken in exchange. SEND FOR CATALOGUE.? HEINS & Co., LTD., ABERGAVENNY. t m Established 1830. ABERGAVENNY GAS WORKS. COKE. REDUCTION IN PRICE. until further notice the price of Coke has been reduced to SIXPENCE PER CWT. to Customeri within the Borough, and EIGHTPENCE PER CWT. to Customers outside the Borough. Hauling extra, according to weight and distance from Works. fHtsellatieous. I COLISEUM ABERGAVENNY. Telephone, 33. MANAGING DIRECTOR RICHARD DOONER. RESIDENT MANAOKR W. H. WALLER. Monday, February 15th, and During the Week. I Matinees on Tuesday & Saturday at .30, I MONDAY, TUESDAY* <Sc WLI)NFST)AY SPECIAL AND EXPENSIVE EXCLUSIVE PHOTO PLAY, MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT. In Two Parts. I HER DUTY. BOY SCOUTS TO THE RESCUE SPECIAL PATHE WAR GAZETTE SPECIAL AND STARRING ENGAGEMENT OF James Willing & Go's. BELGIAN SPECIALITY ARTISTES, In their Wonderful Sensational Performance on the Slack Wire. Direct from the Leading London Halls. By k nd permission, we have secured for one week J. WALKER !of the 124th Company Royal Engineers) Comedian and Entertainer at the Piano THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: — SENSATIONAL STAR PICTURE, APABUSHEO." In Two Parts. AT THE RISK OF HIS LIFE. A ROWBOAT ROMANCE Keystone). "THUMBS UP." PATHE WAR GAZETTE. ADULTS 3d. CHILDREN, 2d. FFIAAMBZAASAAE ^—111111111 AANGGBIV ADULTS, (Tip np Chaira) 6d. ?CH!H)R!3)?. X- H—R~ •— ADULTS, (Tip-up Chaira 9d. CHI LDH.F.. 6d. 30 BOSiOilOil THEATRE, TOWN I-IALL BUILDINGS, ABERGAVENNY. Lessees MR. & MRS VYYIAX THOMAS. Next Wesk. Fsr Six ti i g h t s. QvfmwmKmg SVSenday, Fete, 15" MR. W. V. GARROD and "Company, including MISS BERTHA KINGSTON, In Tliree Strong Dramatic Flays MONDAY & TUESDAY, A ? ? 7' ? f ? ? ? S? A DAY. ￼ ￼ M.! WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, Ii. ",h It. 'J} 1.1 JI't It I. '11" \) i" 7 <"> 0 S" MouftfryGirnn'London FRIDAY SATURDAY, I THE SlENEiUMEK. I f'j h a 4 D U fa M ? ?' !f TRICES OF ADMISSION PRICES OF ADMISSION Back ('?i? StÜ¡s S;L]L rit ￼ p]? rdin"ry Doon ?/f; 2,- 1/6 I 1/- I (>d. E?Iy Do-T?.. | *2 6 2,- 1/9 1/3 C. Non-Cornmissioned Officers and Men, Half-pri-no to ail parts except Back Pit. Two Performances on Saturday. 3.40 & 9. SPECIAL PRICES: Pit 4d. Pit Stalls, 6d. Orchestra Stalls, Is. Dress Christadelphian Synagogue, LION STREET, ABEEGA VENNY, SUNDAY NEXT, FEB. 14th, 1915, At 6.30 p.m. SpeakerMr. A. R. MEAD (Cardiff). Snbject "Jewish Aspirations for Palestine. Will they be realized? Come and hear. Seats Free. No Collection. -1- BUY YOUR II MALT & HOPS FROM THOMAS DELAFIELD, MALTSTER & BREWER, ABERGAVENNY.
ABERGAVENNY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. COUNTY COUNCIL EXPENDITURE. The fortnightly meeting of the Abergavenny Board of Guardians was held on Friday, Major W. Williams presiding. There were also present Mr. H. J. Gwillim (Vice-Chairman), Mrs. Hiley, Rev. Father Wray, Rev. J. F. \V. Trumper, Rev. D. E. Hughes, Messrs. Benjamin Price, John Prichard, Morgan W. David, George Spencer, Charles Thomas, Walter Johnson, Robert Workman, David Edwards, John Lewis, John Jenkins, Win. Biggs, Robert Johnson, John Baynam, Alfred Edwards, John Watkins, George Dando, Wm. Gwillim, Joseph Howells and Wm. Williams (Cwmyoy). I A Difference of Opinion. ] During the consideration ot the rehei cases, Mr. Morgan W. David said it seemed to him that the tendency of that Board was that when people tried to do their best they took from them, but when people knew the dodges of the Poor Law and tried to diddle the Guardians they were most liberal to them. Father Wray said he must protest against such a statement. He had had a good deal to do with the cases, and it was not true. Mr. Morgan David It is my experience, any- how. Father Wray We take the cases fairly into consideration, and it is not right for you to make an assertion against this Board which is abso- lutely untrue. I Master's Report. I 1 he i\laster reported that there were at present I I 94 men, 40 women, and 18 children in the house, a total of 152, compared with 171 for the cor- responding period last year, a decrease of It). The number of vagrants in the casual wards during the fortnight was 120, and during the corresponding period last year there were 248 in the lodging-house and.-ro in the casual wards, a total of 404, showing a decrease compared with last year of 284. The Tea Hour. The House Committee reported that the pipes of the heating apparatus in the laundry were becoming worn, and needed attention. Several of the men expressed opinion that the tea hour should be changed from 6 o'clock to 5..>0 p.m. The committed were not prepared to rccommend any alteration, however. Thev recommended that the appointment of assistant relieving officer for vagrants be not continued, and that tickets to casuals be issued bv the labour master. The report was adopted, with the alteration that the tickets for vagrants should be issued by the direction of the Master. New Workhouse Site. The Clerk reported that the committee ap- pointed had gone to Llaufoist to see Mr. Salter, the tenant of the land acquired by the Guardians. The committee came to the conclusion that the better plan would be to serve Mr. Salter with twelve months' notice, and this had been done. Mr. Salter said he was willing for the Guardians to have the whole or part of the'land when they required it, subject to a mutual agreement as to terms of compensation. Mr. John Prichard said they explained to Mr. Salter that they would not want the sloping part for perhaps a year, but they would require the top part. They arranged for Mr. Salter to put in a crop which would come off in six months, so that the ground would be clear if they wanted it then. Relief and Cost of Food. The Clerk read letters from the Swansea and another Union, intimating that owing to the increased cost of food they were increasing their out-relief hy 20 per cent. I Mr. Joseph Howells Are we going to follow suit r The Clerk They don't ask you. The Yice-Chairman Are we going to take the same matter into consideration ? The Chairman You must give notice of motion if you want to do anything of that sort. County Council Expenditure. Mr. John Prichard said he believed everybody read the "Chronicle." About three or four i-ca(i ',lie Chro,.i i c l e. weeks ago there appeared in that paper an ex- cellent article showing how the County Council were responsible for the great increase in the rates, and pointing out how economical the Guardians were in the discharge of their duties. He thought that everyone who read the article must agree that the facts were accurately and convincingly stated, and he should be glad if they could set apart a short time at the next meeting to discuss the matter. The way the County Council s demands were jumping up hand over fist year after year was becoming in- tolerable. He would not give any particular instances then, but he would ask that the matter be discussed that day fortnight and that they ti-,o advisability of asking other Unions to join them in endeavouring to put a cheek on this enormously increasing expenditure. Per- haps some of them had noticed that I.ord 1'ose- bcry recently s poke on the d dy- The Chairman remarked that Mr. Prichard could go into all this at the next meeting. Father Wray Mr. Chairman, you are feeling it very much. (Laughter). The Chairman (who is a member of the Comity Council; No I must say I agree with him hIt he is giving his case before he moves his motion. Mr. John Prichard said it behoved every spendiIig power to be as careful as possible during the time the war lasted. There were many things which might be put off for years, and those in power should do all thev could not to spend more money than was possible. The Chairman You had better give notice for the next meeting, and you can bring up i:oi7 yop.r friend, Lord Rosebery, ili,, ,I) 'ir"eli d !,(,Y( l l?-oseber) Mr. John Prichard Your friend, he (hauL'htcr}. Repudiate; A letter was read from Mr. Lawrence, wheel- wright, saying that about 18 months ago the late Master gave him an order for a new handtruck for the workhouse. The truck was partly made, and lie wished to know if it was required at present. If the Master would call and see if he could let him know if lie required it, and lie would then complete it. I In the discussion which followed it appeared that no authority had been given by the Guar- dians to order the truck, ana they decided to repudiate all liability. k
Railway Acdtot at Ponifpaoi Rd. This morning the passengers by the Cardiff to Birmingham express, which is due at Aber- gavenny at a few minutes part eight, had an alarming expetijnee. The tram was rather late in starting from Cardiff, owing to the late arrival of the Ocean Mail express, and made a quick run to Pontypool Road. On approaching the Pontypool Road station, the passengers were greatly alarmed at the sudden stoppage of the hain bv what was felt to be a collision or contact with some resisting body. Windows were smashed, luggsge on the racks was preci- pated on to the seats and floor, and the parcels and packages in the vans were thrown into con- fused heaps. The accident occurred about a hundred yards on the Newport side of the station, at the top of the rather steep incline entering the station. On looking out of the carriage windows, it was noticed that a man was being lifted off the express engine, appar- ently injured, and many of the passengers left the carriages to make enquiries. It was then found that the express had been in collision with the steam motor-car which runs between Pontypool Road Station and Panteg and thence up to Blaenavon. The end of the car was smashed into chips, and the engine buffers were wedged underneath the lateral girders of the motor-car, the body of which had been forced off its bed and thrown in a diagonal position over the wheels, those in front being thrown off the line. Thus interlocked the engine of the express appeared to have pushed the motor-car to the station platform, a distance of about forty yards, further progress being checked by the body of the car coming in contact with the platform. If the collision had taken place with a less yielding obstacle, lie consequences would probably have been serious. The car was otherwise damaged. The cause of the accident appeared to have been very simple, and the question is whether it was avoidable or not. It seems that the car—which was empty was being shunted in the opposite direction to the express train, and met it end on end. The names and addresses of all the passengers were taken, and after about an hour's delay the passengers were taken on to Hereford and Birmingham, those to Abergavenny being con- veyed by the 9 o'clock train. Fortunately, no one was injured, so far as we have been able to ascertain, excepting the fireman of the express train, but. it was thought that his injuries were not of a serious character. 6
National Union of Railwaymen. The following resolution was passed by the members of the National Union of Railwaymen at the branch meeting at Abergavenny on Sunday last That this meeting of railway- men, consisting of an important section of the ratepayers of Abergavenny expresses its em- phatic indignation at the unscrupulous attitude of certain landlords of the town in raising the existing rents of house property, under the disguise of additional taxation owing to the war.' Such an attitude is not only wholly unjustifiable but distinctly unpatriotic, and is calculated to impose unnecessary burdens upon a section of the inhabitants who are already overburdened by an acute financial rise upon all food and clothing, etc and we have decided to appeal to the good sense of the landlords to refrain from such a high-handed policy, which. if persisted in, is calculated to fan the lfame of industrial rebellion." Cop'es of this resolution were ordered to be sent to the local Press, the Cabinet, and the Labour Members of Parliament.
'9' Clever Belgian Crafts man.Nfr, W. Bevan, ironmonger, is exhibiting in his shop in Cross- street an interesting specimen of wrought iron work, which has been cleverly executed by M. August Hermans, a Belgian refugee located at Church Stretton. The work has been done with horse-nail heads, and represents a spray of in" with a rose in the centre, and is intended as a centre panel for ornamental work. One can scarcely conceive that such delicate and artistic work and such a true copy of nature could be accomplished out of such unpromising material. The work of M. Hermans is being sold for the benefit of the Belgian Relief Fund.
v- Abergavenny Troop of Girl Guides.—Guide# to meet at Market-liall at 2.45 to-morr. w (Satur. day).