alrB br Suction. TUESDAY NEXT. CATTLE MARKET. J. STRAKER, SON & GHADWICK[will hold a Special Sale of HEREFORD STOCK cti LLS, also STORE STOCK on TUESDAY Next. Sale at 10.30 sharp. Auctioneers' Offices, Aberg.v»enr.y. Auctioneers' Omces, ?rL- .-? ￼ ￼ y UPPER CWM FARM, LLANTTIJO CROSSENNY THURSDAY, MAY luTH. J. STRAKER, 30M & CAnWiCK, F.A.I., yul Sell by Auction for the Representatives of the late Mr. J. Cross 32 Well-brcu CATTLE 174 EWES &. LAMBS 4 Valuable VOUNG HORSES A Part of the AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS 200 Gallons of PR IME CIDER 106 Acres of Rich GRASS KEEP to Fco. 2, 1019. Sale at 1 o'clock sharp. See Sale Posters. Auctioneers' Offices Abergavenny. LLANELLEN AND LLANOVER, NEAR ABERGAVENNY. J. STRAKER, SOM & CHADWICK wiH ui?r by Public Auction at the ANGEL ?oT?, ABER-I G WENNY, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, on TUESDAY, MAY 7th, Two Valua&Ie Freekj Hill Farms LOT 1.-AU that rich Holding known as PENT ALAR FARM, in the Parish of Llancver, distant lc miles from Blaeuavon and five from Abergavenny, and containing in the whole 2 7-: Acres (or thereabouts), now m the occupation ol the Vendor, and sold with possession on Feb. 2nd, 1919. LOT 2.—All that Kill Farm known as GRAIG- YR-HAFOD, in the Parish of Llanellen, distant 3 miles from Blaenavun and four from Aberga- venny and containing in the whole 23 V Acres (or thereabouts), in the occupation of Mr. Jaines Meredith on an annual tenancy from December 25th, subject to six months' notice, at the rental of £21 per annum. Sale particulars from the Auctioneers. ;bcr- eavennv, or as to Lot I MESSRS. GABB & WALFORD, Solicitors, Abergavenny, and as to Lot 2 L. A. WALLEN, Esq., Solicitor, Abertillery. BOROUGH OF ABERGAVENNY. J. STRAKER, SON & CHADWICK are instructed to offer by Public Auction by the Executors of the late Mr. John Addis, On TUESDAY, MAY 7th, At 3 o'clock in the Afternoon, at the » ANGEL HOTEL, ABERGAVENNY, All that Valuable Freehold Corner Shop & Dwelling House known as 40 MONK STREET. Commanding frontages to Monk Street and Ross Road. The Dwelling House is now in the occupation of Mrs. Tooley on a weekly tenancy of 5s. (tenant paying rates) the whole formerly commanding a rental of £26 per annum (tenant paying rates) and affording capital accommoda- tion in a good state of repair. Particulars of Sale from the Auctioneers, or 01 MESSRS. GABB & WALFORD, Solicitors, Aber- gavenny. MONDAY, APRIL 29th.—Sale of Furniture at Oakdale," Blaenavon, for W. L. Cooke, Esq., J.P., C.C.—J. Straker, Son & Chadwick, Auctioneers. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st.—Sale of Freehold Villa Properties at Pontnewydd, situate in High Street. J. Straker, Son & Ctiadwick, Auctioneers. TUESDAY, JUNE nth.—Important Sale ot FREEHOLD FARMS forming part of the NEUADD ESTATE. Vendor's Solicitors E. Waddington, Esq., Usk. Auctioneers J. Straker, Son & Chadwick. THURSDAY, JUNE 20th.-Kensington House, Frogmore Street. Sale of FURNITURE and FIXTURES, by instructions of Miss Ken- nington. J. Straker, Son & Chadwick. EARLY IN MAY.—Post Office, Pontrilas. Sale of FURNITURE, including a Fine QlEEN ANN CABINET and other ANTIQUES. J. Straker, Son & Chadwick. BROAD OAK, GARWAY. Six miles from Pontrilas. MONDAY NEXT, APRIL 29th, 1918. THE ANNUAL AUCTION (for STORE STOCK only) will be held at above by RENNIE & JONES Entries for which comprise 275 well-bred STORE CATTLE and about 450 Couples STORE SHEEP & PIGS. Further Entries Invited. Sale at 1 o'clock prompt jfc Auctioneers' Offices Monmouth, Chepstow, Coleford, Newport and Usk. SOUTH HEREFORDSHIRE. PARISH OF CLODOCK. ESTATE OF THE LATE MR. JOHN WATKEVS. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., has received instructions to Sell by Auction, in the early Summer, the above ESTATE, consisting of FOUR VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS. Details in future advertisements. Vendor's Solicitors MESSRS. HUMFRYS & SYMONDS, Hereford. UPPER PONTHENDRE, LONGTOWN. SALE OF FURNITURE AND EFFECTS under direction of the Trustees of the late Mrs. Martha Davies. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., will Sell by Auction, 011 the premises as above, On THURSDAY, 2nd MAY, 1918, The undermentioned HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, Vi". Handsome Oak Dresser and Shelves, Oak Corner Cupboards, Oak Tables, Deal Settle, 20 Windsor Chairs, Mahogany-framed Gent's Chair, Couch covered in leather, Panelled Oak Chest, Occa- sional Table, Cocoanut Matting and Oilcloth, Fenders and Fire Tools, Overmantel in Walnut frame, Kitchen Clock, Bamboo Curtain Pole and Rings, Oak and Deal Benches, Kitchen and Scullery Utensils, Dinner and Tea Ware, Hand- some Half-tester Brass Bedstead, Iron Bed- steads, Duchesse Dressing Table, Marble-slab Washstand, Toilet Ware, Three Feather Beds Bolsters and Pillows, Night Chair, Table Lamp Clothes Horse, 2 Clothes Boxes also Cheese Press, Earthenware Pans, Tubs, Hogsheads, Wheelbarrow, Ladder, 4-cwt. Eating-size Pota- toes, 3-cwt. &ed-size; Milk Cooler, Barb Wire, Portable Fowl-house, Grindstone and Frame, Quantity of Tools, Traces and Chains, Gal- vanizedWater Tank, Drain Pipes, Firing, about One Ton of Coal, 2 Timber Sticks, Quantity of Tools, and very numerous other Effects. Sale at 1 o'clock p.m. Auctioneer's Offices Lion Street Chambers, Abergavenny. ABERGAVENNY CATTLE MARKET. TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH, 1918. MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., will Sell by Auction as above, at 10.30 precisely, a Capital DOUBLE-CYLINDER FLAT IRON ROLL, (equal to new). Auctioneer's Offices Lion St., Abergavenny. y- isrellaimma. CEF" COTTAGE GARDENING SCHOOL FOR WOMEN, OLD MONMOUTH ROAD (Abergavenny It Miles) will open about March 15th, for the reception of Resident Pupils. Out j Pupil also taken. j For terms, &c., apply Superintendent, MIss 1 C. G. DAVIES, at above address. HUanteti. WANTED, Parlourmaid, for Abergavenny two in family.—Apply B., Chronicle Office. WANTED, a good General able -0 do plain cooking two in family. — Apply, 16, Chrc.t.iele Office. TIMBER & PLANTATIONS of a111d]ds Wanted (standing or felled).—Send full particulars, lowest price, to Baring Bros., Cheltenham. WANTED, Help, farmhouse fond of children state wages with reference.—Lev/is, Gelli, Llanvetherine, Abergavenny. TEMPORARY GAS. FITTER Wanted at once one used to iron and compo work preferred.— Apply, Manager, Gas Works, Abergavenny. WANTED, Useful Help for Farmhouse state wages.—Mrs. Lewis, Cwmerra Farm, Llan- vetherine, nr. Abergavenny. WANTED. General, able to cc-c-k good references three in family; comfortable home.—Apply L.M., Chronicle Office. WANTED, Coat Hands, Blouse Hands, Skirt Hands, and Apprentices to the Prc-.snmking. —Mrs. L-'ons. Rotli^r lL<use. WANTED, Lady's Second-hand Bicycle, in good condition.—Applv. giving all particulars, to A.B., Chronicle Office. WANTED, to Purchase House in Abergavenny, between £800 to No. 20, Chronicle Office. WANTED, reliable General Farm-hand good wages,—Apply, Rosser, Pendre, L.,nsdown- road, Abergavenny. WANTED-, for Farm Work, all-rcund Man house and garden on work good wages.— Apply, Williams, The Steps, Llanwenarth Ciira. MOLESKINS WANTED, 90s. per ico Rabbit Skins, 4s. to 4s. 6d. per dox. Fox, ós. to 10s. each. All air dried.—Stuart, Dept. 1, 18 Albion Buildings, Aldcrsgate Street, London, E.C. I. WANTED, immediately, experienced Coat and Bodice hands in Dressmaking Department. Also Apprentices in Drapery Establishment.— Apply, Thomas 8.: Sons, Golden Fleece, Cross- street, Abergavenny. WANTED to Purchase, Ladies' and Gentlemen's and Children's Second-hand Clothing best prices given will call on receipt of post card. —Apply, Mrs. Jackson, 4 Chapel-road, Aber- gavenny. WANTED, Man for farm work, able to plough and hedge cottage and garden provided close to work.—Williams, Red House, Llanarth, Abergavenny. So let -=-=-=-=-=-=.-=-=-=- LODGINGS.—Good Lodgings for two respect- able Working Men.—Apply, Mrs. Jackson, 4, Chapel-road. TWO Pleasant Bedrooms and Sitting Room to Let comfortable and quiet.—Faulkner, i Compton House, Crickhowell. jfor J^ale. WHITE LEGHORN EGGS 5s. 6d. a sitting of 13.—Williams, Outwoods, Llanfoist. GARDEN BARROWS, Ladders, Carts, Gambos, &c.—Watkins, Wheelwright, Mardy, Mon. RALEIGH BICYCLE tor Sale 24-inch frame equal to new.—Apply, 1, Stanhope-street. SAVE YOUR SUGAR. Try our full strength Saccharine Tablets.-—Roberts, Chemist, Aber- gavenny. FOR SALE,, IOCWt. Platform Weighing Machine, also icwt. Sack Machine and Weights.— Apply M.A., Chronicle Office. 65-GUINEA New Upright Iron Grand Piano- forte for immediate cash sale, 35 guineas.— Nightingale, 3, Stow Hill, Newport. RITO (Horticultural No. I) suits everything that grows. Wonderfully increases all crops. Allotment Holders and Gardeners should buy from Jeffreys & Son, Seedsmen, Abergavenny. FOUR-WHEEL DOG CART, rubber tyres (builder, Probert) in excellent condition.— Donald Knight, Glancibi Grange, Aberga- venny. In The Pink of Condition ? Rather j give I them OVUM, Thorley's Poultry Spice. You try it, then YOUR fowls will be healthy and PRODUCE AN ABUNDANCE OF EGGS. You can procure OVUM at A. J. Wibberley's (late Saunders & Co.), 50, Cross Street, Abergavcnny. OXIDE OF IRON (Compound) enrich the blood, strengthen the system and bring the colour of health to pale faces, also acts as a gentle aperient. Invaluable for anaemia. 50 tablets in box, Chemist, Cross Street. When Next Ordering Your Poultry Food add to order OVUM, Thorley's Poultry Spice the results will more than repay you. You can get OVUM at A. J. Wibberley's (late Saunders & Co.), 50, Cross Street, Abergavenn, POTATOES.—Plant Scotch-grown Arran Chief and King Edward for sound heavy crop also Templar, Great Scot, and King George. Par- ticulars on request. — Criddle, Market Gardener, Govilon. Cost or gktrapefc. ..t;>v ji i'¡ t:. t/ I. + LOST, Six Welsh Ewes marked J each side, ear mark crop the right side and slit hole in the left. Finder rewarded.—H. Emery, Great Campstone Farm. Pandy. STRAYED from Little Llwygee, Cwmyoy, a Cardie Ewe, with strap around neck.—In- formation to be given to Matthews, at above farm. STRAYED, beginning of October, 1917, to Ty Pwll, Govilon, a Cardie Ewe owner can have same by paying expenses.—Apply, Wm. Howells. ANY DOG or Dogs found worrying sheep or straying on Pentwyn Farm, Penygraig, and Penyworlod Farm will be shot.—William and Arthur Grenow.. jFitSfdlaneottsa. — SOW BRITAIN'S BEST SEEDS WHICH ARE SUTTON'S Royal Seedsmen, Reading, Sole Representative for Monmouthshire and East Herefordshire: R. D. JONES (Late Saunders & Co.) GOVILON, ABERGAVENNY. Preliminary Notice. A FANCY FAIR will be held in the MARKET HALL on WHIT-MONDAY, in aid of the Abergavenny District Nursing Fund. Doll-dressing Competition.—For full particu- lars apply to Miss Francess Wheatley, Aber- gavenny. jWtscellaneous. I !——— I GOLDEN FLEECE. ) ,J ..4 .J J. -7' SPRING-TIME FASHION DISPLAY. -'T- As leading- features of our fashion Display we mention 'I Charming Millinery. Elegant Costumes, Choice Blouses. Handsome Knitted Coats. Stylish Clothing for Ladies & Children. We invite inspection of our win cows of the extensive exhibits to be found in the Showrooms and of the New Materials offered throughout. I THOMAS & SONS, 59 Cross Street, Abergavenny. H f -r- s. 0 S ?M?— ????— Sow or of Seeds. Clullivate every yard of ?r.iund. I'on't he-itite ir ??in;? a new FIlotment on acco?mt of seed short- "ge. I hav,, t so da to riant • very )ani f ?'<n? d in Abergavenny and District. Seed I Potatoes in all th eadi g varieties. Onion M-e?: Be 'ford Champion. J&mca's KeepiD. White Spanish, RhOnibe, Tn Park, Danvtrs Yellow, ail &L 1j4 pec oz Thousands of Cnnmber and Tomato Plynts now ready 40 t AREROAVKNNY SFFD STORM- j j FROGMORE STREET. I "j A *j^)" ABERGAVENNY. —§ FLORIST AND/^ j SEEM Fraser's always Always Fraser's • ■ MORGAN & CO. 1 1 I I 1 Have a Large Stock of !I j Writing Pads t Stationery I and all Office Requisites ¡ The Finest Selection of II PHOTO. FRAMES I in Town. ¡ ¡ J __j i 1 >1 i 'Chronicle' Printing Works I FROGMORE STREET Tel. 87. ABERGAVENNY. I < The Raleigh is built to tpeeial design, which raakfti it almoat self>«te«ring. It it so 6?-au-i?' ully balanced that it can be r!dd«t along the narrowest field path, with the Uhtem touch. ￼ ￼ ￼ 8r?d!?iSE Lat!hr??tt RM n t N RLL-neEL B?Y?LB? .? Mend* ?f«—<M<w « OwWolMe Ot ? S <?M??<Mg?M<e?M<M?? ? Ra;Îøii ABERGAVENNY^ t C.'I';X CO. I.d.. ?/?? ?" '"???' ￼ Abergavenny Cycle Co., 53 Cross St. Æ ￼ Øf CUA"ATF-D FOVER ￼ ￼ w. ￼ ￼ ?: ￼ CHRISTADELPHIiilT HALL, LION STREET, BKBGAYENNY SUNDAY NEXT, APRIL 28th, 1918. At 6 o'clock '(Please note a te ) of time). 8nbj The Object of the Second Coming of Christ. Come and hear and j'ldg'j for jourself. Seat* are fren, am< o col'acsieo. ABERGAVENNY GAS WORKS. SULPHATE OF AMMONIA. mHIS ARTIFICIAL MANURE can now be X purchased at the Gas Works at the following prices :— Two cwt. or over 17/9 per ewt. One ewt. 18/- Half-cwt. 9/6 Quarter-cwt. 5/- r4B)s 3/- Per m 2}d. Purchasers of less than 2 cwt. must provide their own bags. PERSONAL. TO MY ANONYMOUS FRIEND. THANK you for your kind anxiety for my JL future, but I shall not be here at the time you mention I have other plans, but have just I remained to see one thing after another through. But now I shall soon be free. The other young lady is quite capable and independent, also has professional and influential relations and friends who will not see her put upon. As to your suggestion I should not interfere, I think it is for the best. I should be pleased to meet yon if you care to write me. Yours gratefully. 1_ ruscelianeous. BOROUGH OF ABERGAVENNY. The Corporation have a consignment of GREAT SCOT SEED POTATOES At 13/3 per Cwt (without bags). Allotment Holders, Gardeners and | others should immediately book orders at my Office to secure a supply of this excellent seed. Wm. H. HOPWOOD, April 18th, 1918. Town Clerk. ABERGAVENNY CASTLE. I BE it known that J. H. HINTON has taken charge of Abergavenny Castie, Refreshment Rooms & Grounds and will make every effort to cater for visitors in a thoroughly satisfactory manner. Patrons of Refreshment Rooms may rely upon absolute cleanliness, civility and the best value that can be secured subject to Food Control Regu- lations. Schools, Choirs, Clubs, Committees, and similar Parties can be accommoda- ted by arrangement. JSisrellamons. P. E. GANE, L'" House Furnishers, 161=2=3 Commercial Street, I NEWPORT. I Furniture I î I I I I Carpets I I I I Fabrics I I Decoration I ill Characterised by Distinctive Style. II Moderate Price. I I I Unimpeach- able Quality. P. E. GANE, L" House Furnishers, 161=2=3 Commercial Street, NEWPORT. 8.f' MWH—SB BPilfHW'WWfflffrB—WB—MMiB— COLISEUM ABERGAVENNY. Telephone, 33. MANAGXXG DIBECTOB RICHARD DOONER. RESIDENT MANAGES W. H. WALLER. Doors open at 7.15. Commence 7.45. Saturday at 6.30 & 8.30 p.m. Matinee: Tuesday and Saturday at 2.30. MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY:— YITAGRAPH present a Masterful War Story of Exceptional Merit, FOR FRANCE. A Screen Thriller, in Five Beautiful Acts. Chapter 14—" PATRIA Super Suj8.J. Farcical Comedy A CLEVER DUMMY. PATHE GAZETTE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY IDEAI, present the Film Sensation of the Year: GOD'S CHILDREN. A Masterful Production in 5 Acts. Chapter 7. "THE SECRET KINGDOM." Comedy: A PAWNBROKER'S HEART. PATHE GAZETTE. NEXT WEEK.—The Drury Lane Record Breaker, "THE WHIP." I ADULTS, j ADULTS, ADULTS 'T' £'h' "Y" Ch A 4d. I (Tip op Chairs j (Tip-np Chairs ad. XI — Children 4d. and 8d. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Nights (not Monday and Thursday) with Adults only. NEVILL HOUSE SCHOOL FOR BOARDERS AND DAY PUPILS. TERM begins on MAY 1st. For .1. prospectus and particulars, kindly apply to A. E. RADFORD, Mistress. I Abergavenny County Intermediate School for Girls. Headmistress MISS HOULISTON, Newnham College, Cambridge, Historical Tripos Class II. With Seven Permanent Assistant Mistresses. Tuition fee (per term) is. od. THE above fee includes all stationery (except printed books), Swedish Drill, by a specially trained Mistress, and all subjects in the School curriculum. In the higher forms special instruction is given in Domestic and Commercial subjects for those not entering on a scholastic career. The School has a well- equipped Chemical Laboratory, excellent Play- ing Fields and Lawn Tennis Courts, and the health of the girls receives careful attention. Pupils from a distance lodge at houses ap- proved by the Governors under supervision of the Headmistress. Next Term commences Wednesday, May 1st The Headmistress may be seen by parents at the School on Tuesday, April 30th, from 2.30 to 4, and on Wednesday, May 1st. from 2.30 to 4. Forms of I application for admission into the School may be obtained from the Headmistress, or from FRED BAKER GABB, Clerk to the Governors. •• • 1— jPt £ ceUaneou £ i. King Henry Villth's Grammar School, Abergavenny. Headmaster: T HEADLAND SIFTON, M.A., late Exhibitioner St. John's College, Cam- gridge.v With Staff of Five Assistants. i Tuition fee (per term) £ 1 2s. od. T HE above fee includes all subjects in the School curriculum. The School has a well-equipped Laboratory, a Workshop for Manual Training, and a Playing Field near. The course of instruction includes :-Scripture, Classics, Mathematics (with book-keeping), English Language and Literature, Science, French, History, and Geography on modern lines, Drawing and Manual Work. There is an op- tional class in Shorthand, and the Science course is drawn up with a view to introducing at as early a stage as possible the elements of chemis- try that bear upon Agricultural Science. The Headmaster, Edenhurst, Abergavenny, and the Second Master, Belmont, Abergavenny, are authorised to take in Boarders. Particulars can be obtained from either of them at the above addresses. Next Term commences Wednesday, May 1st. The Headmaster may be seen by parents at the School on Tuesday, April 30th, from 2.30 to 4.30, or on Wednesday, May 1st, during School hours. Forms of application for admission to the School may be obtained from the Headmaster. or from FRED BAKER GABB, Clerk to tiie Governors. ABERGAVENNY UNION. WARDSMASD WANTED. THE Guardians invite applications for the X Office of Wardsmaid at the Workhouse. Salary, £20, increased by £ 1 annually until it reaches £ 25, with uniform to the value of £ 3 annually, and with residential accommodat ion The appointment will be made subject to the provisions of the Poor Law Officers' Super- annuation Act 1806. The duties can be ascer- tained from the Matron. Applicants must be unmarried, or widows without children dependent upon them. Applications, stating age and present occupa- tion, accompanied with copies of three testi- monials of recent date, must be sent to me on or before the 9th of May next. Dated 17th April, 1918. W. H. P. SCANLON. Clerk to the Guardians. Union Offices, Monk Street, Abergavenny. SEED POTATOES. NO BETTER STOCKS OBTAINABLE. Fine Seed-size samples of King Edwards at 9/6 per cwt. Arran Chiefs „ 10/- „ Up-to-Bates H 1 D/- „ Factors ll'i- „ A Real Good Simple of British Queens at 10/6 per cwt. May Queens, Duke ai Yorks and Eclipse just arrived. All the leading varieties supplied. LARGE STOCKS of our Noted GARDEN SEEDS. New and Genuine from Reliable Gr owers. ShaiScis, 10d. per lb. I TALL GIANT AMERICAN SUNFLOWER SEED (for growing purposes only). 3d. pe oz. 8 ozs. for 1/6. r AGRICULTURAL SEEDS. MANGEL, SWEDE & TURNIP (now arriving). HORTICULTURAL RITO. SUPERPHOSPHATES. UNIVERSAL MANURES in Stock. Red Italian Tripoli Plants (our own growing) 1/- per 120 plants.. JEFFREYS & SON, THE RELIABLE SEEDSMEN, ABERGAVENNY. j .n 11
I A Glorious Achievement. <1 The British Naval attack on Ostend and Zeebrugge is a welcome indication that the Admiralty is not content to employ only a defensive strategy, and that where opportunity occurs to inflict damage on the enemy it will be taken advantage of. The Navy is by no means performing a passive role in the carrying out of its usual duties, though its work is done silently and its achievements are not blazoned forth. It has destroyed all German sea-borne com- merce and is providing such a measure of pro- tection to our merchant ships and transports that, in spite of Germany's supreme efforts in the construction and use of submarines, we" and our Allies have been adequately fed and our Armies have been able to receive their constant and necessary reinforcements of men and material. The Allies' debt to our Navy is in- calculable, and that fact cannot be too frequently emphasissd. At the same time, however, there has been a feeling that the valuable qualities of our sailors and their officers have not always been used to th fullest advantage, and that Naval initiative has been too much restricted in high quarters, but, on the other hand, has been superseded by amateur strategy. One knows that, if the Naval men are given a free hand in the work they are specially adapted for by training, the Fisher touch," as displayed in the battle of the Falkland Islands, will never be found lacking when needed. Our sailors are as valiant and irresistible as at any period in the I glorious annals of this sea-girt isle, and our officers are quite as dashing and enterprising as those in the days of old. Though sea warfare has changed out of all resemblance to the days of the wooden w; lis of old England the British Naval tradition remains unimpaired, and the latest exploit of our Navy is one of the brightest and most daring in all its long history. The idea was brilliantly conceived, gloriously executed and admirably successful. The valour and self-sacrifice of the men who voluntarily carried it through must fill every British heart with a glow of pride. The men knew that they were attacking a veritable hornets' nest with all the advantages on the side of the defenders, they realised that it was long odds they were going to their death, yet they went eagerly and cheerfully for the glcry of England "and the security of our shorts. As a result of their heroism and self-sacrifice they have inflicte(I enormous damage en two important submarine and torpedo boat bases which will hamper the enemy considerably in their offensive in the use of under-water craft and by raids on the Channel. If the Navy had been allowed full initiative in the early days when Germany secured command of these important coast bases, it would have been a much more simple matter to have rendered Ostend and Zeebrugge untenable for the pur- poses for which they have been used. The enemy had a free hand to construct his fortifi cations, and the result was that both places had come to be considered impregnable from the sea That fact only serves to add lustre to the achievement of those who undertook this risky but necessary task. A,
BIRTHS, iwakkiages & DEATHS DEATHS. BARON.—On the 24th inst., at 95, North-street, Baden John, second son of Joseph Baron, aged 18 years. DIED OF WOUNDS. ABBOTT.—Pte. W. C. (Billy) Abbott, of the j/2nd Mons., late 1/31-d Monmouthshire lke,,t. who died on April 20th, 1918, at Queen's Military Hospital, Sidcup, from wounds re- ceived in action in France, aged 28 years R.I.P. RICHENS.—On April 23rd, at the 10th General Hospital, Rouen, Pioneer C. Richens, R.E att. Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds re ceived in action March 21st at St. Quentin Deeply mourned by his sorrowing Wiie amI Children.