BIRTHS, MARRIAGES ,4 DEATHS. DEATHS. MEADOWS.—On Sunday, May 21st, at Blaen- avon, Louisa Meadows, wife of the laf -e. Thomas Meadows, of Abergavenny, aged 60. I In Loving Memory of William John Matthews, 3rd Mon. Regt., the beloved and only son jf Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, late of Lamb Inn, Abergavenny, who died May 26th, 1915, from wounds received in action May 8th near Ypres. Not dead to those whe loved him, Not lost, but gone before He lives with us in memory j And will for evermore. J 1 f ■ r~ Ii In Loving Memory of William John Matthews, 3rd Mon. Regt., who died May 26th, 1915, from wounds received May 8th near Ypres. His Country called He answered with his life. Ever remembered. FLO. I In Loving Memory of Austin Regan, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Jobf Regan, who departed this life on tb* 15th May, 1916, aged 7 years. Roses may wither, Lilies may die, Friends may forget him, But never will I. From his Sister K- R.I.P. ￼ — [
a¡c'. bp auction. 1 ￼ SHORT NOTICE or q' SALE OF ARMY HORSES. TUESDAY NEXT. CATTLE MARKET. AS. STRAKER, F.A.I., SON & CHAD- WICK, F A I., are favoured with m- structions to Sell by Auction, without reserve, SIX ARMY HORSES from 15 hds. to 16.2 Sale at 12.15 sharp. Auctioneers' Offices Abergavenny. TUESDAY NEXT. TAMES STRAKER, SON & CHAD WICK ItT will SeB by Auction in the CATILE MARKET, immediately after the Fat Cattle, SUNDRY DAIRY UTENSiLS, IMPLEMENTS, Also Two Capital 4-wheel Dog Carts. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. REDBURY VILLA, NORTH STREET, ABERGAVENNY. EXCELLENT well-built House, large Garden j*J well stocked with fruit trees commodious stabling. Apply MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., Auctioneer, Abergavenny. THE VICARAGE, LONGTOWN. SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND (") EFFECTS on THURSDAY, 15th JUNE, 1916, by instructions from the Representatives of the late Rev. G. V. Collison. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., Auctioneer. Auctioneer's Offices Lion St., Abergavenny. MONMOUTHSHIRE. PARISHES OF LLANTILLI" PERTHOI.EY AND LLANVIHANGEL CRUCORNEY. VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM FOR SALE. m R. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F,A.I., has been instructed to Sell by Public Auction at the ANGEL HOTD., ABERGAVENNY, On TUESDAY, 13th JUNE, 1916,. At 3 p.m. punctually (subject to Conditions of Sale) all that EXCELLENT FREEHOLD FARM KNOWN AS LLWYNGWYN FARM Situate as above and containing in all an area of 168 Acres (or thereabouts) of Excellent Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land, and now in the occupation of Mr. John Powell as yearly tenant. For further particulars, with plan, apply to +he AUCTIONEERS, Abergavenny or to the Vendor's Solicitors MESSRS. GABB & WALFORD, Abergavenny. No. I, TRINITY ST. ABERGAVENNY. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., has received instructions from Mr. Thomas Jones <who is giving up housekeeping) and leaving the district) to Sell by Auction, On THURSDAY, 1St JUNE, 1916, The whole of the Well-preserved HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS Comprising Exceffent Cottage Piano (by Collard & Collard), Oval Inlaid Table, Mahogany Pembroke Table, Mahogany-frameu Dining Room Chairs, Cases of Stuffed Birds. What-nots, Curtain Poles and Rings, Capital Barometer. Sundry Pictures and Ornaments, Carpets and Linoleums, Deal Tables, Sofa, Kitchen and Scullery Utensil-, Overmantel with bevelled mirror- together with the Bed- room Furnishings, viz., Brass-rail and Iron Bedstead-, Spring Matt testes. Wool Overlays, Bed Linen, Wfifbstancs and Toilet Wares, Mahogany-framed Toilet Glasses, Deal and Mahogany Chests of Drawers, Towel Rails, China and Earthenware, Cutlery and Glass, and very many other Effects Goods on View Morning of Sale. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock sharp. Auctioneer's Offices Lion Street Chambers, Abergavenny. CAP COTTAGE, PONTRILAS. SALE OF KQUSEHOLO FURNITURE AND EFFECTS Comprising Antique Mahogany Chest of long Drawers, Upholstered Couch, Lath-back Arm Chair, Four Windsor Chairs, Deal Table, American Clock, Round Oak Cottage Table, Duplex Table Lamp, Pictures, Texts, Bamboo Stick Stand, Fender and Fire Tools, Oak Dresner, Dresser Shelves, Large Oak Corner Cupboard, Willow Pattern and other Ware Brass-rail, Iron, and Wooden Bedsteads Palliasses, Feather Beds, Toilet Mirrors, Bolsters, Pillows, Blankets, Sheets, Counterpanes, Mahogany Wash stand, Oak Chest, Wicker Arm Chairs, Copper Warming Pan, Kitcnen and Scullery Utensils, viz., Saucepans, Kettles, Frying Pans, Tin and Zinc War? Garden Tools, Water TiLit-,r-, lohort Ladder, Wooden Benches, Buckets, Earthenware Pans together with a quantity of COAL, which MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., having -i?L received innlct}ons from Mrs. Nichoils, will Sell by Auction, as above, On THURSDAY, 8th JUNE, 1916. Goods on View Morning of Sale. Sale at 2 p.m. sharp. Auctioneer's Offices: Abergavenny. GILWERN, BRECONSHIRE. Sale of Desirable Leasehold Property. MR. ARTHUR J. THOMAS has been in- ?-L ?rncted to Sell by Auction, at the LION HOTEL, GIV&ERN, On WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st, 1916, At 7 o'clock p.rn" ALL THAT LEASEHOLD Dwettfng House and Premises CALLED "AV04IIA" HOUSE, Situate at Gilwern, in the County of Brecon. The Premies comprise Underground Kitchen. 0n the Groamd Floor Entrance Porch, Hall and Lavatory, Dinrng-Room and Drawing-Room, and on the Upper Floor, Three Bedrooms. In the Basement and at the Rear are Two Stables awl Kitchen Garden. The Property is in the occupation of Mr. A. E. Easthope, at the yearly rent of L15 per annum, tenant paying rates and taxes, and is held under a Lease dated the 16th day of March, 1841, for the remainder of a term of 99 years from the 1St day of March, 18 ji, at the apportioned Ground Rent of 1 os. per annum There is a Right of Way at the Rear of the Premises. For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer at Gilwern; or to MR. J. REGINAJLD JACOB, I Solicitor, Abergavenny. DUFFRYN CLYDACH, GILWERN. Important Sale of Live and Dead Farming Stock and Effects, Padire, Meadow, and Orchard Letting, Ac. MR. ARTHUR J. THOMAS, by instructions from Mr. William Rosser, will Sell by Auction, as above, On THURSDAY, the 1st day of JUNE, 1916, The whole of his LIVE & DEAD FARMING STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, &c., Viz. SHEEP—-26 Couples of Improved Radnor Ewes and Lambs, 5 Dry Ewes, Two-year-old Cross-bred R am. CATTLE-—2 Hereford (Cross-bred) Cows in full profit, ir Yearling Steer, 1 Heifer ditto, 2 Calves. IMPI.EmiaNTs .-Sheep Racks, Chaff Cutter, Pulper, Dipping Tub and Rack, Cattle and Sheep Troughs, Corn Bin, Haul Rake, Battlesden Car with Lamps and Cushions, complete Cider Hairs, 2 Lady's Saddles, Weighing Machine, Lawn Roller, Pikes, Rakes, Shovels, Grindstone, quantity of Scrap Iron, &c. DAIRV UTENSILS.—End-over-end Churn, Cream and Milk Pans, Cheese Press and Vats, Butter Scoop, tic. PORTION QI1 THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. About M Acres of Sound Pasture, Meadow Land, and ftiotee ffregarding to February 2nd, 1917. Sale to commence at 2.30 p.m. prompt. Auctioneer's Offices Gilwem & CrickhoweU. )al£..¡ bv Hucttott TO LET OR FOR SALE. ￼ 2? SPRING COTTAGE, Bryny?venin. 2? miles from Abergavenny on the Ross Road. Good house, with 6 acres of Pasture and Orcharding. Immediate possession. Full particulars, etc., from lex-is J. Morris (for Executors of the late Percy Wibberley deceased), Lion St (over Bakery Shop, Aberga- venny. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. By direction of the Committee of the Marquess of Abergavenny. ABERGAVENNY. IN THE VALLEY OF THE USK. THE Important Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Properties forming the outlying portions of the Aberga- venny Monmouthshire Estates, including "NEVILL HALL," a comfortable Residence, pleasantly situated close to the Town, and containing A Suite of 4 Reception Rooms, 19 Bed and Dressing Rooms, Bath Rooms, Complete Servants' Offices and Men's Rooms. STABI.IXG FOR 10 HORSES, MOTOR GARAGE' RESIDENT AGENT'S HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL OLD GARDENS & GROUNDS with Fishpools, and well-timbered Park. Walled Kitchen Garden. SALMON & TROUT FISHING IN THE RIVER USK. VALUABLE'GRAZING FARM known as RED BARN FARM. Also the ATTRACTIVE, SPORTING AND AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES OF THE SUGAR LOAF with the NUMEROUS SMALL HOLDINGS fringing thereon as well as PENTRE FARM, PARK FARM, TYR-EWEN FARM, MAJOR'S BARN FARM, PRIVATE RESIDENCES, ACCOMMODATION LAND, LIFEHOLDS, the whole extending to about 3,370 ACRES. To be offered by Auction as a Whole or in Lots hv MESSRS. KNIGHT, FRANK & RUTLEY, in SEPTEMBER NEXT, at Abergavenny. Solicitors Messrs. WILLIAMS & JAMES, Norfolk- House, Thames Embankment, London, W.C. Land Agent ERNEST GAISFORD, Esq., Eridge Estate Office, Eridge Green. Sussex. Resident Agent Lt.-Colonel J. H. GILBERT- HARRIS, Estate Office, Abergavenny. Auctioneers Messrs. KNIGHT, FRANK 6C RUTLEY 20, Hanover Square, London, W. \V\Y f ANTED, strong Boy, about 15 to 17, for Farm V' Work.—Jasper, Pentre, Llanthewy kirrid. COWMAN wanted ineligible live iu willing to C do farm work.-Apply, G. W. Spencer, Llan vair. WANTED, good Help or General for Farm W honse; small faruily; good wages references. B., L',i rOl6iclc Office. \^7ANTED, strong General for Farmhouse able w to milk 11 milea from town. -Apply, Mrs. Francis, Highmead, Abergavenny. WANTED, Two Strong Lada, 16 or 17, accus. VV tomed to horses; good wages give -Day, Hay Merchant. EXPERIENCED General wanted; three in family; good holidays.—Apply, Mrs. Foster, Asthal Hous,, Abergavenny. WANTED, "ingle Man on Farm; ineligible; w mn6t be able to plough and hedge.—Williams, Pentregwithel, Abergavenny. VV \TANTED, Farm Foreman, also Waggoner; V V bon*e and garden provided and good wages. Apply, Chronicle Office. AMBITIOUS Women, Girls, and Youths wanted Aimm, diately to train as Clerks, Shorthand Typists, Book-ktepeis and Secretaries. Quick inex- pensive home training. Good positions waiting when qualifi d. For free illustrated booklet describ ing these and many other openings, apply Xh^ Registrar, International Correspondence Schools. 188, Kingsway, W C.. or Local I.C.S. Manager, 39, Cwmavon RO'La, Bluenavon. ￼ LYONS, Frogmore St., Abergavenny A (bv Government permit), Cash Buyer of Old Artificial Teeth, Gold, Silver' and Platinum, Dental Scrap, Jewellery (condition immaterial), Curios, Antique China, Glass, Furniture, etc. Highest prices given. Cash or offer by return YOUNG Clerk r?qnires Apartments, with Board. -y —BoxB., 6'7?0Mtc? Onice. WANTED, a Small House early in Jane.—Write, w Havill, Trebencyn Cottage, Abergavenny. RAPERY.-Wauted, Jnnior young Lady. Also an Apprentice.—Jones & Co., Bank Honse. ANTED, Working Housekeeper; three child VV rea good home for suitable person.—Apply, T. W. Chronicle Office. VX7A1STED, yonng Lady with experience of th? VV Grocery Trade.—W: T. Stoueham, Argyll Stores, Abergavenny. t /GENERAL Servant wanted for London; good Gwa.ges.-Apply, in first instance, 56, Cross St., Abergavenny. Wf ANTED, Gardener (single handed) cottage V» on premises.—State age and particulars to Baker Gabb, The Chain, Abergavenny. 1:05t or §s>trape!j. m LOST, from The Hopyard Farm, Goviion, a i J Yearling Radnor Ram; ear mark three cut notch under and over each ear.—Information to F. Jones STRAYED to Rheld Farm, Crickhowell, Two year old Yellow-faced Cardie Ewe. Punsh bole in left ear, same in right and slit out in right. lOST from Potthou,'e. Llanvibangel Crucornoy, J Four Yearling Sheep; pitch marked H." on side.—Information to Price. STRAYED, on April 25th, from Hendre Farm, Llangattock Lingoed, Cardie Ewe in yean; raddle mark on head; pitch marked W. D."— Apply, Wm. Davies. LOST, between Llanover and Pandy, on Sunday last, a Front off a Motor Headlight.—Finder returning same to the Abergavenny Police, or Bach, Pontnewynydd, will be rewarded. STRAYED to Pandy Inn, Cardie Ewe and Lamb. If not claimed within 14 days will be sold.— Cecil Watkius. L OBT, Eyeglasse>, with chain and spring button, between Llanellen and Abergavenny. 29. 6d. reward.—Post Office, Llanellen. BLACK and White Bitch strayed to New Court, JD UantiMio Pertholey, n not claimed will be destroyed.-Mrs. Vanghan. lidr ^ale. GARDEN Barrowa, Ladders, Carts, Gambos, &c, -Watkins, Wheelwright, Mardy. Mon. tlOR Sale, larre quantity of Hedge Stakes, Kidney [ Bean Sticks and Pea Sticks, within one mile of Penpergwm Station. -Apply, George, Manor House, Penpergwm. GOOD Larch Hedging Stakes for Sale, also \jr Tinnet, Bean and Pea Stakes. Thomas, Builders, Lioo Street. jfor alt. FOR Sale, Six Bee Boxes with Frames complete [1 equal to new.—Apply, Mrs. Butcher, Rose Cottage Clytha, near Raglan. F OR Sftlt, Horse Powders, Pig Powders and f Poultry Spice, lB. per lb.. 31ba for 2a. 6d. Finest quality obtainsble. Also Saltpeter for Bacon Salting, lOd per lb -itoberts, Chemist, Frogmore Street, Abergavenny. KILL THAT INSECT, TOMMY !-Send Kyour pals out yonder" some tins of Harrison's Nursery Pomade—they'll be viry acceptable. lvhen you haven't time to wash, there's a big chance you'll have companions A little Harrison's Pomade kills every insect on hair and body. Insist on having Harrison's I Nursery Pomade, Tins of Comfort," at 4id. and 9d. Sold by all Chemists-or by post from Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agent for Aber- gavenny H. Shackleton, Chemist, 9, Cross- street. Brynmawr: A. M. Jones, Chemist, 47 King Street. Crickhowell: Kirkland. RATS, MICE, MOLES, COCKROACHES Rand BEETLES greedily eat Harrison's Reliable Rat Poison. Cats and Dogs will not touch it. Vermin dry up and leave no smell. Prices 6d., is., 2s. 3d. and 3s. 8d. 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- 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 is. 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. HENS which don't lay don't pay. Karswood Poultry Spice, containing ground insects, ensures eggs. Try a sample and prove it. 2d., 6d., iI Corn Merchant, Lion St., Abergavenny. WITH poultry food at present prices # the V best way to get money's worth is to' add Karswood Poultry Spice, containing ground insects, to the soft food. This doubles its egg- making properties. 2d., 6d., if- packets. Try it and watch results you will be delighted.— Obtainable from Jeffreys & Son, Corn Merchants, Abergavenny. lEet. TO Let, No. 7, Mill Street.-Apply, Facey & Son, Market St. Brewery, Abergavenny. FOXES BARK FARM, Llaotillio Pt!rtholey; 60 JLI acres; immediate posiession.-Apply, J. W. Earle, 49, The Village, Old Charlton, London, S.E. 'ro Let, all that commodious Premises in Cross JL Street, now used as a post office, with Lock-np Shop (pr^vioDsly cycle shop). Vacant possession now. — To view, etc., apply, Tong and Cobon, Rocklands, Abergavenny, or Auction Chambers, Bryumawr. r| 10 Let, Blor?nge View. Mardy, with large gMdeo. 1. -Apply, Blorenge View. GOO D Board-Residence ladies or students: 15/6 \jr weekly inclusive.-Apply, D., Chronicle Office. r (10 Let, Two comf rtable Bedrooms, with use of IL kitchen.—Apply, Mrs. Jones, New Cottages, Llwyndn, Abergaveu. y. LINDEN House, Monk Street; two reception, five bedrooms, bathroom, etc.—Apply, R. I. Houleon, Merthyr Road. CAMBRIAN Inn, Clydach, near Abergavenny. Near Clydach Station. To Let. Easy terms to good man. Apply, The Hereford & Tredegar Brewery Ltd.. Hereford. TO Let, Woodbina Cottage, Llanthewy Rbytherch, JL about li miles from Penpergwm station.— Apply, Morgan & Evans. IpUrtNISHED Sittiugroom, Two Bedrooms and use of kitchen to let; pleasant country district.-S. B., Chronicle Office. Borough of Abergavenny. TO LET, LLANFOIST FARM, Aberga- vcnny, from Christmas 1916, situated within one mile of the town and containing 105 acres. Tenders, duly endorsed Llanfoist Farm," to be delivered at my Office on or before Monday, the 19th day of June, 1916. Particulars and conditions of letting may be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office. WM. H. HOPWOOD, Town Clerk. Town Hall, Abergavenny, May 25th, 1916. iPtsallatmras. Frogmore Street Baptist Church. Y HE REV. GWILYM DAVIES, M.A., »■ will preach on Sunday next, at 11 a.m. on 41 THE RISJSN LORD," and at 6.30 p.m. on THE FUTURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE." Supreme I Style I Selection I Value I in Furniture P. E. GANE, Ltd. 161-2-3 Commercial St., NEWPORT. Catalogues Free. jHtsccllaneous. I Telephone 146. ABERGAVENNY STEAM LAUNDRY COMPANY, LIMITED, MERTHYR ROAD. Why Buy New Clothes? When you can have the old WASHED, DRY CLEANED, or DYED equal to new. Reasonable Charges, consistent with good work No sweating of workers. Collars, Id. each. Owing to the great rise in all materials, we are compelled to slightly advance a few of our prices. COLISEUM ABERGAVENNY. Telephone, 33. MANAGINO DIRECTOR RICHARD DOONER. RESIDENT MANAGER W. H. WALLER. W ANOTHER STUPENDOUS PROGRAMME OF HIGH-CLASS PiCTURES. MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY :— STUPENDOUS PICTURE PLAY Entitled "THE EXPLORER." By the famous PLAYERS' Co., New York. A Magnificent Dramatic Production in Four Parts. Splendid Acting and Superb Scenic Effects. Episode 30 of the Super-Serial "THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE." Featuring the SUBMARINE HARBOUR. SPECIAL U.K .O. COMEDY. Entitled LOVE AND THE LAW. UNNECESSARY SEX Comedy. Very Original and Screaming Situations. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY Special Metro. Production, Entitled "THE BIGGER MAN." Five Reels. One of the Most Sensational Dramas of the Season. Episode 13 of the Master Serial, "THE BROKEN COIN." Pathos, Sensation and Romance. The People's Favourite Picture. Roaring Comedy. LEVY'S SEVENTH SISTER R.()aring Comedy. FATHER'S LUCKY ESCAPE Comedy. Followed by Selection of Educational and other Interesting Pictures, time permitting. PRICES OF ADMISSION AS TTSUAI, (PI^RS TAX). ADULTS 4d. CHILDREN, 2jd. I ADULTS, I I (Tip np Ohaire) I I ?. 1 CHILDREN,4d. ADULTS, (Tip-up Chaire) lid. CHILDREN, 6d. R. J.HARRHY, Hairdresser, Wholesale & Retail Tobacconist, 5, High Street. I Private Room for the Cutting & Singeing of Ladies' Hair. EXPERT ATTENDANCE. Umbrellas Repaired and Re-covered. Fraser's Plants are the Best. ASTERS and Stocks, 4d. a dozen. Marigold, Verbenia, Cornflower, Antirrhinum, Scabious, Lobelia, Pyrethrum, Petunias, Alys- sum, 6d. per dozen. Coreopsis, Gaillardias, Canterbury Bells, Sweet Williams, 1 per doz. Early Flowering Chrysanthemums a speciality, Choice-named Varieties, 1/6 per doz. CARNATIONS 50 Varieties to select from, 2/6 per doz. PERCY FRASER, Florist and Seedsman, Queen Street, Abergavenny. King Henry Vlllth's Grammar School, Abergavenny. 1 County Intermediate School for Girls, Abergavenny. THE AUDIT of the Accounts of the above i Schools for the year ended 31st March, j 1916, will be held by R. G. Woodyatt, Esq., the Auditor appointed by the Local Government Board, on Monday, the 19th day of June, igr6, at 2.30 o'clock, at 32, Monk Street, Abergavenny. The Accounts are deposited at the Offices of the Clerk, 32, Monk Street, Aberga.venny, and are open during office hours, to the inspection of all persons interested for seven clear days before the Audit. FRED BAKER GABB, Clerk to the Governors of the above Schools NOTICE OF AUDIT. ABERGAVENNY RURAL DISTRICT AND ABERGAVENNY UNION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Audit of the Accounts for the half-year ended the 31st March, 1916, of the Council of the above-mentioned Rural District and of the Guardians of the above-mentioned Union and the Overseers of the Poor of the Parishes therein and of the accounts for the year ended the 31st March, 1916, of the Parish Councils or Parish Meetings for the Parishes in such Rural District, and of any J oint Committees appointed in whole or in part by such Councils or Meetings, will commence at. the Board-room of the Guardians at Abergavenny on Monday, the 19th day of June, igi6, at 10.30 a.m. R. G. WOODYATT, District Auditor. Rural District Council of Abergavenny. NOTICE OF AUDIT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the NAccounts for the Half-year ended the 31st March last, duly made up and balanced, together with all books, account books, deeds, contracts, bills and vouchers, mentioned or referred to in such Accounts, will on the loth of June, 1916, be deposited in the Office of the Rural District Council of Abergavenny, Monk- street, Abergavenny and such accounts will be opened to be examined and copied by any person interested, during office hours, until the 19th day of June next and that on the last men- tioned day, at half-past 10 o'clock in the fore- noon, the said accounts, bills and vouchers will be audited by R. G. Woodyatt, Esq., District Auditor, in the Board Room at the Poor Law Union Office, Monk-street, Abergavenny, when and where every owner of property and rate- payer in the said District who may have any objection to any matter contained in the said accounts may attend and prefer his objection, and the same will be heard by the said Auditor. Dated this 24th day of May, 1916. W. H. P. SCANLON, Clsrk to the District Council. Rural District Council); Office, Monk-street, Abergavenny. CARS FOR HI RE. Open, Closed and Touring. PARTIES CATERED FOR. RING UP 119, LEORANDY GARAGE. REASONABLE CHARGES. PICTURE FRAMING Fishing Tackle, Bird & Animal Preserver. Note.—Special offer cheap-One 16ft. and 18ft. Gieeuheart Salmon Rods. ERNLE J. DELAFIELD, 21, Nevill Street. ChristadelpMan Synagogue, LION STREET, ABERGAVENNY SUNDAY NEXT, MAY 28th, 1916. At !>.O pm. Speaker: Mr. E. W. COLLARD (of Newport). Snbject: ARMAGEDDON" AND THE SEQUEL! Yon are specially invited to come and hear this important Lecture. Seats free. No collection.
The Working of the Tribunals. The Tribunals have now been in existence for some time and it may be worth while to consider the manner of their working and the way in which they discharge their duties, faced as they are by the conflicting interests of military re- quirements, industrial necessities, and domestic and business responsibilities. The Tribunals have indeed a thankless task to perform, and a difficult task, too. However painstaking they may be, and however careful as to equality of treatment, it is almost impossible to give general satisfaction and to avoid the charge of showing preference in particular cases. It can, however, be justly said that the Tribunal at Aberga- venny, both borough and rural, are, on the whole, doing their work well. The Tribunals are working in the dark to a. large extent, for it is difficult to ascertain with any definiteness what is the official mind on the subject of recruiting and what are approximately the military requirements. Were it possible for the authorities to state the number of men which each district would be required to find for the Army, the Tribunals would be able to work with a definite purpose in view and there would be a greater degree of uniformity all over the country. The Tribunals, however, are left to judge for themselves as to the degree of leniency or strictness which they should assume in dealing with applications for exemption, and the result is that widely different treatment may be meted out in different districts. There is not only a lack of co-ordination, but the varying official instructions often tend to confusion. The principles underlying the granting or refusing of exemption should, from a business- like standpoint, be governed by military require- ments, and in the absence of knowledge as to how those requirements should affect their district, local Tribunals have to reason things out for themselves. They know that Lord Kitchener said the Derby scheme would satisfy military requirements. Whether he made much allowance for exemptions and medical rejections we do not know, but the scheme did not bring in the number of men anticipated at first. Since then we have had compulsion for the single men and compulsion for the married men, a drastic revision of certified trades, and a combing out of eligible young men in munition factories and collieries, which work seems at last to be taken in hand in earnest. We have also read Air. Winston Churchill's facts as to the waste in the use of large numbers of ,men who are already in khaki—of which most of us have seen evidence —and the suggestions for a more liberal use of the large reserves of coloured troops which the Empire possesses. Putting all these things together, on; would think-unless the military authorities have con- siderably raised the standard oi their require- ments—that there was scope for a little more leniency on the part of some ui the local Tri- bunals. The Rural Tribunal at Abergavenny have, perhaps, an easier task than the Tribunal which sits for the Borough, as the men they have to deal with are practically all engaged in one important industry, from ?;hich it has always been considered but comparatively few men could be spared. The Borough Tribunal, on the other hand, have a variety of circum- stances to take into account, which make equitability of treatment more difficult. With each batch of applications which come before them they have harder cases to decide, but, however sympathetic they may feel they do not see their way to show any greater degree'of leniency, and their view of the military requirements does not seem to have been modified as the result of the various steps which have been. taken by the authorities. So far as tlreir decisions go they have abolished the term absolute exemption," and herein they differ from both the Rural and the County Appeal Tribunal. One knows, of course, that even cases of absolute exemption may be reviewed at the instance of the military representative, but for a man in business or in some other responsible position to he exempted till July or August, even with the understanding that he can apply again, is somewhat unsettling. At the same time one cannot but appreciate that the Local Tribunal, in the absence, so far, of any clear official pronouncement, are adopting a principle which they deem best under the cir- cumstances. A comparison of the Local Tribunals and the County Appeal Tribunal gives cause for re- flection. If the decision of the County Tribunal in a certain local case which they dealt with at their last sitting is to stand, the Borongh Tribunal cannot equitably refuse exemption to one man in business on his own account. That principle, if accepted, would have far-reaching effects, and men not in business but who hold responsible positions might justly claim similar treatment. Perhaps the County Tribunal would not. justify their existence unless they reversed some local judgments, but the fact remains that their action in doing so has caused great dissatis- faction throughout the county. Already Local Tribunals have made strong protests, .<nd, from what we know of the feeling in other districts, we should not be surprised if some stronger action were taken. The Borough Tribunal at Abergavenny take it seriously that some of their considered decisions and local know- ledge have been flouted. The Rural Tribunal have also had great cause for com- plaint, and on top of this the Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal tells them that the Local Tribunal should appreciate very thoroughly the necessity for keepmg sufficient men on the land. Surely there was no need for the giving of such advice to a body of practical farmers, mch as the Rural Tribunal is composed of. The local military representatives all over the county, too, are indignant that after pre- paring convincing facts, their work has gone for nothing. The refusal of the Chairman of the County Tribunal at Pontypool to hear local military representatives in the Pontypool district has only added fuel to the fire, and there may he developments in this direction. So far as Aber- gavenny is concerned there are to be live appeals. to the 'Central Tribunal by the military repre- sentative against the decisions of the- Connty Tribunal at their last sitting. One misses at the County Tribunal that free interchange of opinions among the members which is such a prominent and helpful feature of the Local Tribunals, and which enabs all the facts to be carefully considered and a right decision to be arrived at. Partly because of the hurri ed procedure, and partly because of other circumstances, the County Tribunal do not get all the facts of the case as they are presented to the Local Tribunal, and although this does not give the County Tribunal complete exoneration in all cases, one can understand how some of the decisions come to be reversed. What will he the upshot of the storm that is brewing we do not know, but those who are concerned are determined that there shall be some alteration. It is urged that the local military representatives should be given a chance to try their hand at conducting cases before the Appeal Tribunal. Whether that is done or not, it would be ad- vantageous to the proper hearing of the cases if a copy of the military representatives' docu- ments were sent to the Chairman beforehand, so that he would know what facts it was intended to bring out in cross-examination or evidence. This might avoid an abrupt closing of a case before important facts are heard.
Musical Festival at Llangattock. The annual festival in connection with the Brecon and Radnor Sunday School Union was held at Bethesda Congregational Church, Llall- gattock, on Monday, in delightful weather. The choristers were drawn from Cwmdu, Tre- tower, Duffryn, Llangynidr, Gilwern and Llan- gattock. Mr. O. J. Owen, of Abergavennv, conducted, and the organist was Mr. J. Rosser, Gilwern. There were large congregations, par- ticularly at the evening meeting. Mr. James Powell, Canal House, Llangattock, presided in the afternoon. Mr. Powell is the local secretary, and responsible for the arrange meuts. Mr. Powell spoke of the value of the festival as a means of inducing the children to take an interest in the music of the sanctuary. Several children's hymn tunes were rendered, including Angelina (from the Sunday-school hymnal), and Sing the love of Jesus (Songs and Solos, 81) the little ones sang very credit- ably. Mr. Win. Powell, Wern, sang a solo. Prizes and certificates were presented to the successful candidates at the recent Sunday- school examination, and Mr. W. S. Powell, Cwmdu, was awarded the county prize given to adults. Mr. Powell has won the second and third prizes on previous occasions. The chair at the evening meeting was taken by Mr. Anthony Lewis, Prisk, who said it was gratifying to see such a large attendance at the festival, which had done so much to brim; the churches together. The singing of the sanctuary Was a very important feiture of worship, and W; ile he did not claim to know much about music, he was heart and soul in any movement which tended to quicken their interest in it. He then called upon Air. Owe 1 to resume his work as conductor. The choristers sang Can- terbury, Resignation," Wardlow," and Holy Nativity," from the Congregational Hymnal, and "Lyons" (Stepi-iens and joi,,e.,) I Moab," St. Crispin," and Hudders field," from the Welsh Congregational Hymnal. All the tunes were nicely sung, particularly Hud- dersfield and Moab." Mr. Reg. Powell, Gilwern, sang The Trumpeter in taking style, and Mr. Perkins, Gilwern, rendered Cantref effectively. The Rev. T. Jeremy, Gilwern, speaking on the importance of music in sacred worship, said that in many of the Psalms they came across verses, and not a few, which contained the word< Praise ye the Lord, sing praises unto God our King." The Psalmist evidently believed that one of the ways for man to please God was to praise Him. He believed that God took a great, interest in a festival of that kind. Had they yet realised the wonderful influence which music had over men ? It was said that the average march of the English soldier was 10 mile.s, after which he tired, but if they wanted him to go further then let him follow the music and he would go 20 miles. At a critical moment of the Battle of Waterloo the Duke of Wellington discovered that some of his soldiers began to waver on enquiry as to the cause of an occur- rence so unusual, he was informed that the band had ceased to play. He instantly gave com- mand that the pipes be employed in full fore-. The effect was magical. The wavering soldiers rallied and they went forth to fight and to conquer. So the music of the sanctuary must be it must inspire if it was to do any good, and the only way to make it effective was to do their best. Many a hymn sang well had brought erring wandeiers back to the fold it reminded them of the old days when they too tool an interest in the praises of the sanctuary. Let them sing with heart and soul. Music, s n'd Martin Luther, was one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, and let them use it tor His honour and glory. The choir sang 0, I delight in sinking." a stirring piece of music by Mr. Watkins, F.T.S.C., and the anthem They that wait upon the Lord A quartette Knocking was rendered by the Misses Davies and Powell and Mess's. Charles Davies and Austen Cox (Llangynidr). Before the proceedings concluded, the Rev. David Lloyd (Cwmdu) proposed a vo:e of thanks to the conductor, organist, sub-conductors, the local secretary Mr. James Powell (wJO also acted as one of the presidents), Mr. Anthcnv Lewis ,the evening president), Rev. Gomer Harris (Llan- gynidr, one of the county secretaries), the soloists, Mr. W. Townsend (treasurer), and all who had in any way helped to make the festival a success. Mr. Thos. Vanghan seconded, and it was carried unanimously. Mr. Anthony Lewis, in acknowledging the compliment, said he felt lie ought to be thanked. He gave the singers the evening to themselves, and even dispensed with a speech. (Hear, hear and laughter). The Rev. E. Rowland, Crickhowell, closed with prayer.
THANKS. The Farr family, of Cwmcard, wish to thank all kind friends for floral tributes and sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Regan wisit to convey thanks to all kind friends for floral tributes sent.