———— T. Victoria Cottage Hospital.-The Committee beg to acknowledge, with thanks, the following receipts per the Hon. Treasuret :-Llanthony Parish Church, per Mr. M. J. Knight, £ 1 4s. Hope Baptist Church, Gilwern, per Mr. Wm, Rosser, Li 13s. yd. Frogmore St. Baptist Church, per Mr. Hy. Pitt, £2 2S.; Wesleyan Church, Abergavenny, per Mr. H. C. Jonesj £ 3 1 is. 4d. Llanthewy Rhydderch Baptist Church, per Mr. M. J. Watkins, £ 1 is. Congregational Church, Gilwern, per Mr. John Davies, ii IS. Congregational Church, Abergavenny, per Mr. F. M. Cope, £ 1 as. Holy Trinity Parish Church, per the Churchwardens, £ 5 5s. Also the follow- ing gifts during November per the Matron :— Flowers, Mrs. Heybourne, Miss Panjell Jones vegetables, Llanfoist Church Harvest Festival eggs, Mrs. Norris jar of preserve, Mrs. Norris book, Miss Parnell J ones; magazines, M Powlett; papers. Rev. Gwilym Davies. The Hon. Treasurer has the pleasure of announcing that when the war was still on he was made the recipient on behalf of the Cottage Hospital of £ 5 from a grateful father as a thankoffering for a son, long unreported, found to be living, but a prisoner in Germany. And he is gratified to be able to add that since declaration of the armistice he has received two further donations—one guinea, and ten pounds, each a thanks offering for peace. .&.
T CARNEGY PUBLIC LIBRARY. The annual meeting of the above Committee was held on the 3rd inst., when there were present Alderman W. Williams, Councillors P. Telford, A. C. Graham, F. J. Mansfield, F. Sadler and W. Horsington, Revs. J. R. Phillips and Father Wray, Misses C. Price and F. Baldwin, Dr. J. Glendinning, Messrs. D. Howell James and E. V. Owen. Col. W. Williams, was unanimously re-elected chairman of the committee for the ensuing year. This is the eighteenth time of his election, he having held the position from the inception of the Library. The Colonel suitably responded, and also gave a very cordial welcome to the ladies, who were present as co-opted members for the first time.. The Book Selection Committee was re-elected with the Rev. J. T. Millward, Miss Price, Miss Baldwin and Mr. E. V. Owen to fill the places of those resigned. The Finance Committee was re-elected, with Councillor Mansfield to take the place of Councillor Palmer, retired., It was decided to retain the same list of papers and periodicals for the Reading Room, with the following added: The Sketch," "Th Cap- tain," and the Girls' Own Paper." As to the supply of papers, Councillor Sadler in accordance with notice previously given, moved That the order for the supply of papers be given to the various newsagents in turn." The Committee, however, decided to adhere to the practice of letting the contract by tender. Three tenders were then opened, viz., from Miss Clarke, Miss Harrhy, and Mr. Basil Evans respectively, and it was decided to accept that of Mr. Basil Evans. Councillor Telford reported having inter- viewed the Hon. Treasurer on the question of interest on the deposit account, as a r> # ;lt ot Which an arrangement has been effected. The Library premises will be closed as usual ?? Christmas, Day, and it was decided to close tile Lending Department on the 26th, 27th and 28fil December also. .&.
RED CROSS HOSPITAL SUPPLY DEPOT. Ho*. Treasurer (Mr. F. R. Hobbes) has much pleasure in announcing the following donar • f for the month of November :-Previously acknowledge^ £ I,5I5 26. gd. Lady Herbert, -ilo; Hon. MJ-S. Herbert, 13; Mrs. Radcliffe, tsk, 5s. Mts. Barnett-Barker, £ 2 los. Mrs. Broster, f.2; Abergavenny District Horticul- tural Society, £10; Llantilio Crossenny Whist Drive, ?2 i6s 3d. membMs' tea money, ?3 15S An Drive, Old Soldier, 10s. Mrs. Percy Cooper, ?2 2S. Mrs. Austin (Coldbrook), 58. Total] £1,552 6s.
PRESENTATIONS SUSPENDED UNTIL DEFICIT IS CLEARED OFF. I What we hinted a few weeks ago might happen has come to pass. The Abergavenny Soldiers and Sailors Reception Committee have decided at a meeting this week to suspend the presenta- tions of wristlet watches to men home on leave until the deficit is cleared off. The present deficit, we understand, amounts to about £ 40, and as the subscriptions are not comihg in fast enough to meet the liabilities the committee do not feel justified in incurring further expense on their own responsibility. As a considerable number of men are expected home on leave about Christmas time the expense and the liability would be largely increased. Needless to say the committee have come to their decision with great reluctance, but it is not to be expected that a committee of working men and women can themselves undertake a responsibility which belongs to the town as a whole. It is a great pity that this necessity should have arisen after the committee have done such excellent work and have carried on for such a long time, and it is to be regretted that disappointment may be caused local men who have done their bit and are entitled to the same recognition as those who have already had presentations made to .them. We hope that townspeople will come to t rescue at once in order to free themselves from the aspersion that they do not properly value the services of the men who have been fighting for them and in order to give the committee the heart to continue their good work. Prompt action is necessary if this excellent movement is to continue until its work is completed. The joint sees.—Mrs. Evans, Cross-street, and Miss Weatherspoon, Stanhope-street,—or any of the committee will be pleased to receive subscrip- tions towards the clearing off of the deficit and toward? making it possible to recognise every local man who has served his country.
'ir Abergavenny County Court. I Monday—Before His Honour Judge Hill Kelly I A Trumpery Case. I Elizabeth Maidment, NeVill-street, sued J.ohn Harrison, a discharged Naval man now engaged as a dental mechanic, for 13s. nd. for washing, cleaning and breakages in connection with the letting of rooms to defendant and his wife and two children. Defendant counter-claimed 6s. 4d. — 4s. for allowing the use of their sitting room on September Fair night and 2s. 6d. for fancy and other work his wife had done for plaintiff. Mr. A. M. Cunliffe appeared for defendant. After hearing the evidence, His Honour said that it was an entirely trumpery case on both sides. When the parties occupied the same house there was no intention to charge for all these things, but since then they had quarrelled. He gave judgment against plaintifi on the claim and against defendant on the counter-claiip, and no costs would be allowed. Garnishee Sued. I Mr. D. G. Harris appeared for Reginald Jones, of Govilon, plaintiff and judgment creditor in a garnishee suit, and Mr. J. H. Farquhar repre- sented the claimant, Allan Jones, of Pwllacca Farm. Mr. Harris explained that the plaintiff had received judgment for £ 14 ios., and the gar- nishee, Mr. Montague Harris, auctioneer, had been sued in respect of £ 7 in his hands on behalf of the judgment debtor, Reg, Jones, Foxes Bark Farm. The £ 7 had been paid into Court, and a third party, Allan Jones, claimed to be entitled to payment of this sum. Allan Jones said that Reginald Jones, the judgment debtor, became tenant of Foxes Bark Farm under Sir Arthur Herbert, and witness was responsible for the rent. In consideration of Ms paying the rent he had certain goods from the farm and gave them to Mr. Montague Harris to sell for him, and Mr. Harris had paid the money into Court. Mrs. Jones, wife of the judgment debtor, said that claimant had paid the rent and had the gambo,'the tub and the mowing machine. They were left at Foxes Bark Farm until they were taken to the Penyparc sale. His Honour gave judgment for the execution creditor for the £ 7 in Court, and made no order as to costs. Sequel to Steam Roller Fatality. I Mary Ann Shepherd, Llanfoist, applied in respect of a sijim of £ 60 paid into Court as com- pensation for the death of her brother, James Henry Williams, a discharged soldier, who while working for the Monmouthshire County Council' at Penpergwm was run over and crushed by a steam roller. Mr. Farquhar, for the applicant, said that when the deceased left the Army the County Council gave him his back pay, amount- ing to £ 6o, which was in the bank and had to be divided between four people. Compensation amounting to £ 60 had been paid into Court. Applicant was dependant on deceased to the extent-of 10s. per week. She cashed his wages cheques and was allowed to take what she needed. She had to pay funeral expenses, and had received no payment from clwbs or in- surances. His Honour made an order for the payment out of £ 15 and the payment of ios. per week until further order. I An, Expensive Headstone. I When a Blaenavon man applied for the pay- ment out of £ 100 paid in respect of the death of his son, His Honour expressed surprise that applicant had spent £ 29 for a headstone, and said this money was not intended for' buying headstones, but to support the mother supposing she became incapacitated or her husband ved. The fact that a handsome headstone was over her son's grave would do her no good if she had no food in the house. Applicant I would sooner put a good one there myself. It was stated by his solicitor that applicantJ had savings in the bank, and applicant said he might as well put the lot togetherr His IHonour ordered £ 50 each to be paid out to the mother and father.
ABERGAVENNY POLICE COURT. Wednesday—Before Mr. J1. O. Marsh (in the chair), Mr. W. H. Routledge, Col. Williams and Mr. D. H. James. "Don't Blister Him." Harry Parry, farmer, Hentland, nr. Ross, was summoned for driving a motor-car recklessly and to the danger of the public in High-street on the 3rd. He pleaded not guilty. P.C. Climer said that about 6..10 p.m. he saw defendant driving a motor-car at a very danger- ous rate, through High-street. Witness shouted to him, but he took no notice andjwent on down Cross-street to the Angel Hotel. Witness went to the hotel and saw the defendant, who, said that he did not think he was going very fast. There were a lot of people about, and defendant did not give any warning to them or as he passed the side streets. Witness thought the car was going from 25 to 30 miles an hour. An Aus- tralian officer who was with the defendant said to witness Come and have a drink, old chap, and, don't blister him." Defendant said "Don't be a fool come and be a sport." Defendant said that the car was^nqt going very well and in that condition was not capable of going more than 10 or 12 miles an hour. The car was making a great noise and it was im- possible for it to do 25 to 30 miles an hour, even when it was at its best. By Supt. Davies He went to Powell's garage to have the spare tyres repaired, but he did not ask Mr. Powell to. examine the engine. Francis Henry Fisher, farmer, Miehaelchurch, Ross, said that the car was not going more than 10 miles an hour, and he could run as fast. The Bench concluded that defendant was driving too fast, even on his own admission of 10 or 12 mile? an hour, and imposed a fine of £ 2. ———— Ã ————
The stocks of Calendars are limited this year. See ours before purchasing elsewhere.—M. Morgan & Co. Chronicle Office, Abergavenny. Musical Success.—At the recent examination held at Newport by Trinity College, London, I Miss T. Winstone, of Gilwern, passed in piano- forte playing (Senior Division). She is. a pupil of Mr. W. R. Carr, A.R.C.O.
I CRICKHOWELLPRISONERS HOME. I EXPERIENCES OF THE GERMAN BRUTES. Sergt. C. F. Leonard, Penydre, Cnckhowell, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany for over eight months, and has been roughly treated by the Germans, arrived home on Monday evening and was given a tremendous reception. The car in which he, his wife and children, father (Mr. John Leonard) and brother (Mr. J. H. Leonard) rode was met by the Llangattock Scout Band and played into the town. There eager hands hoisted him up, and shoulder high he was carried to his father's residence amidst cheering and bugle calls, a large crowd following. There were cries for a speech, and Sergt. Leonard responding said he, like other prisoners of war, had been very kindly treated on arrival in England, but the reception he got on landing on the shores of the old country was nothing cofft- pared with what he had received in the little town of Crickhowell that night. (Applause), He never expected it, and the memory of it would live long. Of his sufferings he did not wish to say much, except that the Germans behaved like the brutes they were. (Shame). He hoped that those men who had made them suffer would be punished. None ought to escape justice. (Applause). He had been through a great deal, and would like to forget "his experiences, as no doubt he would do in the presence of so many friends and well wishers. (Cheers). To-day he was in civilian clothes, and he hoped to wear them for the rest of his days. (Loud applause). Sergt. Leonard, it is understood, has received his discharge from the Army. Bitter Memories of Germans. I Relating his experiences to our correspondnet, Mr. Leonard says food was scarce and he had to subsist on a daily chunk of black bread. He was sent to the mines, and was brutally treated by those in charge, frequently being kicked and knocked about. On more than one occasion his life was threatened. Working as he was in water his constitution was undermined, and on September 18th he was sent to a big hospital for prisoners, where he was treated in a rough manner, the diet comprising black bread. Boorish behaviour from the officials "vas a general thing and the patients' lot was an un- happy one. Although many parcels were sent to Leonard, not one reached him and "w henever even received a single one of the numerous" letters despatched. The straits he was reduced to regarding food can .be understood when it is stated that he was obliged to. sell a gold ring presented to him by his wife, to purchase food. Soon, however, came a happy change. On November 15th he was released by the civil authorities of the town of Diedenhofn, in Alsace Lorraine (where he was a prisoner of war). Of his treatment homeward he cannot speak too highly, but he has bitter memories of Germany and the Germans, and says the latter should be sternly punished for their treatment of our brave men..
CRICKHOWELL. I AN OFFICER'S SYMPATHY.—Mr. John Rumsey, shepherd, High-street, has received a letter from .Lieut. J. L. French, commanding B Co., i/ist Brecknocks, S.W.B., Mhow, India, respecting his son, Pte. John T. Rumsey, 22, a promisin young man, who died in a military hospital. Lieut, French states that no doubt his death would be a big loss to his -parents, as it was to all of them. Lieut. French enclosed a certificate of education won by the deceased soldier in India. Pte. Rumsey in civil life was a water bailiff in the employ of the Usk and Ebbw Board of Con- servators. LOCAL. SUCCESS.—We are glad to announce that Mr. Grindley, of the Home Farm, Glanusk, has won the £ 50 War Bond prize offered by Suttons & Sons, the Royal Seedsmen, Reading, for the best field of swedes, open to Great Britain. This reflects great credit upon him, arid shows that by proper cultivation of the soil in this locality it can compete with the best land in the Kingdom. Mr. Grindley is -an old prize- winner, and was the winner of, many cups for root growing previous to coming to this district including the cup for the best roots in the Mid- land Counties. Lord Glanusk has been for- tunate in securing such an able amanger for his farm. These seeds were supplied through R. D. Jones, late Saunders & Co., Govilon House, sole representative for Monmouthshire and East Herefordshiie for Suttons & Sons, the Royal Seedsmen,* Reading.
LLANGATTOCK. MEMORIAL SERVICE.—An impressive service was held on Sunday evening at Bethesda Con- gregational Church, in memory of the late Lce.- Corpl. Joseph Williams, M M-, a member of the church, who died in Genoa, Italy, after long service with the colours in France and Italy. He was attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Capt. Perkins, of Brecon Memorial College, •officiated. The hymns sung included "Guide me, 0 Thou Great Jehovah," There is a land of pure delight," Jesu, Lover of my soul," and Now the labourer's task is o'er." FUNERAL,-The funeral*of the late Mr. Walter Jones, of Swan Terrace, late of Brookwood and the Hillside, who died at the age of 59, took place on Friday at Bethesda Congregational Church and was largely attended. The Rev. Owen Williams, of Brynmawr, officiated. Many floral tributes were sent. CHURCH FHLI^WSHIP.—At the evening service at Bethesda Congregational Church, Llan- gattock, On Sunday, Mr. Thos. Vaughan, one of the deacons, stated that a letter had been sent to him by the. Rector, hte Rev R. M. Cole- Hamilton, on .behalf of the churchwardens and himself, intimating that it was proposed to hold a memorial service on Sunday, December 29th, at 3 p.m., for those from the parish who had died on active service during the war. This service would be held in the Parish Church, and he in-' vited the Free Churchmen to nominate someone to read the lesson at that service, to attend the service themselves, and to accept the invitation in the spirit of friendship in which it .was offered. Mr. Vaughan added that never before in the history of Bethesda Church had a communica- tion of this kind been received, and lie was sure the members would > accept the invitation of tlfe Rector to join in the service. This was unani- mously agreed on the proposal of Mr. Wm. Townsend, seconded by Mr. J. E. Waters, and it was decided that the officiating minister for the day should read the lesson.
I GOVILON. I RETURNED PRISONERS.—On Friday last, the 6th inst., a very successful concert was held in the Salisbury Institute on the occasion of the presentation of a wristlet watch to Sergt. George Price, a returned prisoner of war from Germany, who was captured on May 8th, 1915. The chair was occupied by Mr. W. Gower Andrews, sup- ported by the Mayor of Abergavenny (Alderman Z. Wheatley), Rev. T. P. Clarke, Rev. D. F. Walters, Mr. Joseph Davies, and others. The presentation was made by Miss Philpbtts. Sergt. Price, in responding, referred to some of the hardships he had undergone at the hands of the Germans. Mr. John Owen gave a- stirring rendering of Tennyson's The Relief of Luck- now." Others taking palio- were Mr. Hughes's Party, the schoolchildren, Mrs. Embrey, Miss Fulford, Miss Prosser and Miss P. Morgan.
R.A.O.B., Loyal Kennard Lodge.-An im- portant and interesting meetingof the a odoe wasf eld at the King's Head Hotel, Aber- gavenny, on Thursday in last week, the occasoin being the raising of Bro. S. Smith to the third degree. The following took part in the cere- mony Exalting Officer, Bro. R. W. Powell, K.O.M. Director of Ceremonies, Bro. Lieut. J. H. Morgan, K.O.M. Sponsors, Bro. Geo. Thurston, C.P., and Bro. Potter, C.P. Beaters of Jewel and Insignia, Bro. W. Williams, K.O.M., and Bro. F. Sadler, C.P. Guard of Honour, Bros. G. F. Kelly, R.O.H., Bro. Beynon, R.O.H., Bro. S. T. Gough, C.P. A capital musical pro- gramme was arranged. Bro. Dorrell, C.P., was Minstrel, and songs were rendered by Bros. G. Watts, C.P., L. -Evans, C.P., W. Potter, C.P., Lieut. J. H. Morgan, K.O.M., R. Dorrell, C.P., T. Turner and Stackpole.
I WRISTLET I WATCHES. I ELEVEN MORE SOLDIERS HOME.* The Corn Exchange was crowded on Friday evening when further presentations were made to soldiers home on leave. Those entitled to wristlet watches on this occasion numbered 11, six of whom were present, the watches of some of the absent ones being received by relatives. Councillor P. Telford presided, and the presenta- tions were made by Mrs. F. R. Hobbes, who was accompanied, by her son, Midshipman Kenneth Hobbes. The names on the list were Sapper Perey Green, R.O.D., R.E. Saddler B. Waldron, R:F.A. Pte. F. Williams, K.S.L.I. Sergt. F. Waters, 23rd Welsh (from Salonika) Sapper C. Webb, R.O.D., R.E. Driver J. Woodley, R.E. Driver J. H. Whittle, M.G.C. Pte. R. A. Davis, R.M.L.I. Pte. F. Rice, S.W.B. Pte. T. Dowding, R.W.F. Sapper T. A. Leyshon, R.E. Pte. Ivor Eniery, Shropshires. The Chairman said that they would miss those meetings in the Corn Exchange when' those presentations came to an end. The meetings had been the means of bringing out a good deal of hidden talent in Abergavenny, and he did not' suppose some of the boys and girls would ever have thought of appearing on the platform if it had not been for those meetings. They had tried to make the meetings enjoyable so that the soldiers could pass a pleasant hour when they came home. They were glad the "boys were not going back to fight, but were going back to march- to Berlin. (Applause). He believed that some of them were dying to get back in order to take part in that triumphant march across Germany. (Applause). Putting The Lid On." Mrs. Hobbes then made the presentations, And Driver Whittle, in response, said that the boys appreciated what was being done for them, and when they came home they always looked forwaid to those gifts so kindly given. Mrs. Hobbes, who was called on for a speech, said she was not used to public speaking and she would rather pretend to be someone else on the stage and put on artificial blushes to cover her natural ones. It was a great pleasue to come there and present the watches. They were glad that the boys were not going back to fight, but were going to finish putting the lid on, and they hoped they would put it on so effectually that it would never come off again. Her son was not old enough to do his bit in the war, but she hoped one day he would be helping to guard their shores, and it would be easier in the days to come owing to the valiant deeds of our Army and Navy, who had made it so safe for ever. She wished the watches could have been gold ones she was sure all the men deserved them. (Applause). During the evening a pianoforte duet was contributed by Misses Phyllis Scott and Freda Price, songs by Miss Letty Hodges, Mr. George Watts and "Gunner O. Morris, action songs by the girls of Castle-street School, banjo solos by Mr. S. G. NVilliams., a dialogue, Wolsey's fare- well to Cromwell (Henry VIII.), by Eileen Willcox and Gladys Jonesr and recitations by Miss Hetty Jones and Miss Rose Wallbank. +
RETURNED PRISONERS. 1 ABERGAVENNY MEN'S EXPERIENCES IN I GERMANY. Pte. Ivor Emery, 15th Cheshires, who lives in I Park-street, returned home last week after being a prisoner in Germany for some months. In spite of what he has gohe through he is now looking fairly fit. He says that the prisoners in his camp had practically no food three days before they were released, and they had to march about '75 kilos a kilometer is about five-eighths ot a mile) on their way to Holland, and all the food they had on the way was the turnips or potatoes they could pick up in the fields. He has -no doubt that the Germans were starving and had no food to spare for the prisoners. The food usually given in camp was two very small pieces of black bread and a thin soup which was nothing more than cabbage water. l Germans Starving. Pte. Donald Colley, 8th Black Watch, Royal Highlanders, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Colley, Brecon-road, arrived home on Tuesday evening. He was met at the G.W.R. station by the Mayor and members of the family, 'and con- veyed home in a motor by Mr. H. Powell. Pte. Colley was taken prisoner on March 23rd during the German offensive at Cambrai. He. was wounded in the right wrist by an explosive bullet, as a result of u-Wichhe fainted. When he came to his senses he found himself in charge of two German Red Cross men. He was. taken to A transport station, .and while there with 10 others a young German about IS came up and threatened them with a revolver, shouting You kill kamaratL" (meaning 4iis brother). In the camp they were entirely dependant on the parcels sent by the Biitish Red Cross Society, and they could not have lived for a fortnight on the food supplied them by the Germans. The German people were absolutely starving", and it was a daily occurrence for them to come to the camp begging food from the prisoners. There was a great shortage of leather, soap and food in Germany, and one of the easiest ways to get into the .good graces of the guards was for a prisoner to give him a piece of soap, not that he wanted to use it himself, but he could get a good price for it from the aristocracy. The beds in camp were filthy, and hatl not been cleaned since they were put down in 1914. The prisoners who had the hardest time were those who were compelled to work in the German lines. They often had to march 10 or 20 kilos carrying heavy shells, and the only food given them were two or three biscuits, until they arrived back in camp. Those who refused to work were put in a hot cylinder and steamed until they were saturated to the skin and were then turned out to work in that condition. I A Successful Subterfuge. Pte. Colley is proud of the fact that he did 110 work for the Fatherland. By keeping his arm in a sling during the period of his captivity he pretended that his wrist was still not fit for work, and in order to'make the subterfuge complete he got his comrades to write his letters home. If a man in camp did anything wrong the whole 15,000 were paraded and kept out all day and night in the soaking rain as a punishment. They were able to keep in touch with the war news from the new arrivals in camp, and they could always tell when the British had scored a victory by the treatment meted out to the soldiers. Pte. Colley can speak of the indignities heaped on our soldiers, some of which he would not care to print, but fortunately he did not experience' any serious brutality himself. Many prisoners who had had to undergo all the cruelties of being compelled to work would even go so far as ro seriously maim themselves in order to escape a .further repetition of these norrors. That in itself must shawktlie terrible nature ot their ex: periences. Pte. Colley has brought home a cat-o'-nine-tails which was used by a German officer. One of the most pathetic sights he saw was when two"soldiers.from Lancashire met and recognising by the dialect that they came from the same part of the country began to exchange confidences, and found that they were brothers. One of them whose normal weight was 13 stone had sunk to 6 stone in captivity, and was un- recognisable to anyone who had known him before. Needless to say the brothers shed many tears at this pathetic 're-union. —
CALENDARS FOR igig.-Now is the time to purchase Calendars for 1919. Owing to the great shortage of paper, supplies are limited. We have a good selection at prices ranging from 2d. I to 4/- each.—M. Morgan & Co., Chronicje Office, Abergavenny. Forthcoming Marriage.—The wedding will take place at Llanthony on the 8th January, 1919, of Miss Kitty Gwillim, of Llanthony Court, and Pte. A. O. Humfreys, of the 117th Company C. F. C., Dornoch, N.B., son of the Vicar of Tow- Law, Durham, who will stay at Llanvihangel- Court with his wife as the guests of Mrs. £ B. St. John Attwood-Mathews. fiSfadS
I MR. LEOLIN FORESTIER-WALKER'S ) SUGGESTION. I Speaking at the School, Llantilio Pertholey, I on Saturday night, Mr. Leolin Forestier-Walker, Unionist Coalition candidate, said there were a large number of men who had been reported missing during the war and of whom nothing had since been heard, and he thought that one of the first things which should be pressed on the Government was that Germany should be searched from end to end. (Applause). There might be many men there, and he believed there were, whom their relatives thought were dead, because they had never heard of them. Many perhaps had lost their memory, or for the time being their, reason. Therefore he thought the Government should be pressed to have a search made in every possible corner of Germany and Austria. If they only found one' man it would be worth it, and it would be worth all the trouble and expense to that one family. (Applause). Mr. Forestier-Walker Subsequently held a meeting at thMUanvetherine School, where Mr. Robert Johnson presided. A resolution pledging support to Mr: Forestier-Walker was carried unanimously on the proposition of Mr. Warren Davies, seconded by Mr. W. Steen. Successful meetings have also been held at the Llanddewi Rhydderch and Llanfoist Schools,'the chairmen being respectively the Rev. Evan Davies (Vicar) and Mr. D. W. Watts. .&
———— 'V ) I LLANDDEWI RHYpDEftCH. L' I WHIST DRIVE AND DA^CE.—A very successful whist drive and dance was held in the SchoQl- room on Friday, Nov. 22nd, the object being to raise funds to give a present to each soldier out of the parish, on his retutn from active service. Fifteen tables were occupied during the whist drive, Mr. George Jones, Upper Farm, acting as M.C. The prizes-given by Miss Wootton, Mrs. Watts, Miss Rogers, Rev. E. Davies and Miss K. Davies and presented by Mrs. Davis, Court Morgan—were won by :-Ladies 1st, Mrs. Pugh, Clytha Arms 2nd, Miss Rogers, Mon- achty) booby, Miss Teague. Gentlemen: i st, Mr. 'D. Johnson, Llanddewi Skirrid 2nd, Mr. V. Lewis, The Pant booby, Mr. Boyt, Mount Pleasant. The refreshments—supplied by the ladies—were admirably served by the com- mittee, which included Miss Rogers, Miss Wootton, Mrs. Watts, Miss K. Davis, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Jones, Miss E. Jones (Upper Farm), Miss Price, Miss N. Lewis, Mrs. Jordan, Messrs. G. Breillat, W. Davis, V. Lewis, I. Rogers, Dan Jones, W. Watts and J. Morgan. Miss K. Davis and Mr. W. Davis (Court Morgan) fulfilled the duties of secretaries with great success. The remains of the refreshments were sold by auction, Mr. Owen Powell (The Court) making an excellent auctioneer. After the whist an enjoyable time was spent with dancing and songs, the latter being contributed by Mr. Alan Morris, Mrs. Woodford, Miss Teague, Mr. Knight, Miss and Master Woodford an Mr. O. Powell. For the dancing Mr. W. Davis acted as M.C. and Mrs. Woodfotd and Miss Teague as pianists, to whom great thanks are due. The sum of £14 was cleared for the fund. ▲
T ———— The stocks of Calendars are limited this year. I See ours before purchasing elsewhere.—M. Morgan & Co. Chronicle Office, Abergavenny. M.
▼ I CHRISTMAS POULTRY PRICES. I Cockerel, pullet, cock or hen, weighing oIb. or less, wholesale 2S. 2d. per lb., retail 2s. 8d. per lb. weighing more than 6]b., wholesale 13s., retail 16s. per bird. Domestic ducks, weighing 61b. or leac, whole- sale is. iod. per lb., retail 2s. 3d. weighing more than 61b., wholesale lis. per-bird, retail 13s. 6d. Turkeys, wholesale 2S. 2d. per lb., retail 2s. 8d. per lb. Geese, wholesale is. 4d. per It)., retapl is. 8d. per lb. •JL
v- We h,old a very large stock of Pads and Com pendiums, which we are selling at the lowest possible price.—M. Morgan & Co., Chronicle Office. 6
¡ LATE MR. JOHN ROGERS. I FUNERAL AT LLANDDEWI RHYDDERCH. The funeral of the late Mr. John Rogers, J.P., of Monachty, took place on Thursday, the inter- ment'being at the Llanddewi Rhydderch Parish Church, where the deceased gentleman was a churchwarden for many years. A choral service was held in the church, and the officiating clergy here Snd at the gravCside were the Rev. Gomer Davies (Rector of Grosmont and formerly Vica of Llanddewi Rhydderch) and the Rev. Evan Davies (Vicar of Llanddewi Rhydderch). The chief mourners were Messrs. Arthur and Ivor Rogers (sons), Misses Kate, _a, and Tilla Rogers (daughters), Mr. W. L. Rogers, Crow-field (brother), Mrs. Gomer Davies (Grosmont Rec- tory), and among those present were Mr. Reg. Herbert of Clytha and Mr. J. B. Walford, while there were a number 01 parishioners it the church. • There were a large number of beautiful floral tributes, the following being the senders :— Widow, family, Mr. and Mrs. Benbow, Reading (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. W. L. Rogers, Crowfield Rev. Gomer and Mrs. Davies, Gros- mont Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Wood Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Court Morgan employees at Red Barn Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith Mrs. J ames and family Mr. and Mrs. T. Rees Mr.Montague Harris Mrs. Powell Rees and Mrs. Blair Mr. John Lawson, Mardy Park Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Britton Col. and Mrs. Gilbert Harris Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard, Nantyderi; Mr. and Miss Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Harding Mr. Geo. Caldicott all at Upper Ton, Llanvapley Drs. Tresawna and Humphry Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Jones Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Price, Quarella Mr. and Mrs. D. Beddoe Mr. J. Jonathan Mrs. Nicholls, Pendre Messrs. Straker, Son & Chad- wick; Abergavenny Branch Farmers' Union; Mrs. Probert, Longtown Vicar, Churchwardens and Congregation of Llanddewi Rhydderch Church Miss Matthews (Angel Hotel) Mr. Reg. Herbert of Clytha. Magistrates Sympathy. I At the Abergavenny Police Court last week j the Chairman (Mr. W. H. Routledge) referred U) j the death of Mr. Rogers, who had been a member t of the Bench for some years. He was a very I useful man and did a great deal of public work, j and could ill be spared at the present time. He t asked the Magistrates' Clerk tto convey the ) sympathy of the Bench to the family. 'I
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. I WE carry the largest stock W of LEATHER GOODS in the Town, bought before the last rise in price, the benefit of which we are giving our cus- tomers. Ladies' Bags, Ladies' and Gent's Dressing Cases, Maniture Cases, Wallets, Pocket Books, Card Cases, Photo. Cases, Purses, &c., &c. Owing to the shortness of staff we should esteem it a favour if customers would pur- chase their Xmas Presents early. Any article selected will be willingly reserved. M. MORGAN & CO., Chronicle Office, Abergavenny.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS- BIRTH. hRAZER.—On the 3rd December, at Upton Lodge, Eastbourne, the wife of Capt. R. G. Frazer, M.G.C.. of a daughter (stillborn). I" DEATHS. i BROWX-On December 4th", at the Victoria Cottage Hospital, Richard Brown, aged 73, of the Crown and Sceptre, Mar<y. Sadly missed by all at home. —— —» DAVIES.—On December 1st, 1918, at Little Cefn Coed, Llanellen, Arthur Davies, in his 27th year. Day by day the Voice saith Come Enter thine eternal home". Asking not if we can spare This dear soul it summons there. Had He asked us, well we know We should cry 0 spare this blow; Yes, with streaming tears should pray Lord, we love him, let him stay. LAKER.—Died December 5th, from pneumonia, whilst home on leave after four years of active service, Pte. R. Laker, 20th Hussars, the dearly-beloved husband of Sarah Laker, aged I 33 years. Deeply mourned. I I MEMORIAM. CULLUM.—In Affectionate Remembrance of my dear wife, who passed away December 8th, 19^) at 104 St. Helen's-road, Abergavenny. One year, has passed, dear mother, a year of bitter grief to part with one we loved so dear. Ever remembered by her sorrowing Husband and Daughters and Granddaughter. In Ever Loving Memory of Elsie, the beloved daughter of W. H. and E. j Edmunds, who passed away Dec. I 13th, 1913, aged 17 years. r In Loving Memory of Vesta Maude, darling child of John and M. James, 4 Overton Terrace, who died December 14th, 1915.. You are not forgotten, Vesta dear, Nor ever will you be As long as life and memory last u rr We will remember thee. Sadly missed by Mam, Dad, Sister and Brothers at home and on active service. 4
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Mr. and Mrs. Brown and family wish to thank all kind friends for floral tributes and sympathy shown in their recent sad bereavement. The Crown & Sceptre, Mardy. Mrs. Laker, Monson Cottage, Mardy, wishes to thank all kind friends for enquiries, letters of sympathy and floral tributes sent also those who attended funeral. ▲
Demobilisation and Reseftlement.-If any of our readers require information at any time on the subject of demobilisation and resettlement, we shall be glad to answer their inquiries with official information. 11 —— — r 0
Too Late for Classification. PIANO for Sale equal to new.—G. Harris King-street, Abergavenny. SMALL HOLDING or Cottage with few acres Wanted to Purchase.— J .H., Chronicle" Office, Abergavenny. Borough of Abergavenny. CHRISTMAS DINNER TO THE POOR. THE CHRISTMAS DINNER FUND COM- MITTEE appeal to the public tor Sub- scriptions in aid of the above objeect, and Gifts, either ih kind or in money, will be gladly ac- cepted. Any donation may be handed to the ladies and gentlemen who have kindly under- taken to call upon the residents, or may be sent to the Mayor or Aon. Sees. at the Town Hall Z WHEATLEY, Mayor WM. H. HOPWOOD, W. LLEWELLIN, Hon. Sees. ALEC. J. COLLEY, CHRISTMAS GREAT MARKET. THE GREAT MARKET before Christmas -will be held at Abergavenny on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 1918, The usual PRIZES will be given for the best collection of Poultry. The Market will be opened at 6 a.m. Judging will commence at 7 a.m. IN-M. H. HOPWOOD, Town Clerk. Town Hall, Abergavenny, Dec. 14, 1918. SHORT NOTICE OF SALE. BRYNHYFRYD, NORTH STREET, ABER- BRY-N,HYFRYD, -ORTH STREET, -'? B E R MR. MONTAGUE HARRIS, F.A.I., has been instructed by Miss Powell (who is leaving) to Sell by Auction on 'WEDNESDAY, iSth DECEMBER, 191S, THE Furniture and Effects hereunder :— PL\NO in Rosewood (equal to new), Sideboard in mahogany, Hall Table do., Dining Room Suite in leather (equal to new), Drawing Room Suite in green plush Mahogany, Oak and Deal Tables, Pembroke Tables, Kitchen and Bedroom Chairs, Brass Candlesticks, Quantity of Pewter Plate, Copper Warming Pans, Oak and Mahogany Chests of Drawers, Bedroom Tables, Large Quantity of Books, Paraffin Lamps. Coal Vases, Quantity of Pictures in oak, maple and other frames, Brass-rail amd other Bedsteads, Large Mirror in gilt frame, Quantity cf Excellent Dining-room Carpet, Gas Heating Apparatus, Folding Chairs, Toilet Ware, Curtain Poles and Rings, Zinc Baths, Kitchen and Scullery Utensilst and a quantitv of other effects. Goods on Vfew Morning of Sale. Sale at 1 p.m. sharp. ABERGAVENNY UNION. CLERK WANTED. THE GUARDIANS of the above-named Union invite applications for the office of Clerk to the Board of Guardians and Clerk to the • Assessment Committee, subject to the approval of the Local Government Board. The salary will be, for both appointments, j 180 per annum, find the appointments will be made subject to the provisions of the Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1S96, ?jid the Clerk must live in the Borough cf Abergavenny. Applications, accompanied by copies of not less than three recent testimonials, should be sent to the Poor Law Union Offices, Monk Street, Abergavenny, on or before the 2nd day of January, 1919, and endorsed Application for Clerkships." Dated this 13th day of December, 1918* r r WM. WILLIAMS, LT.-COL., Chairman, Abergavenny Board of Guardians. Union Offices, Monk Street, Abergavenny.. v
< John Hy. Lloyd, general foreman at the G.W.R. station, said that he was by the signal- box, where the goods train stopped as it came from Pontypool Road at 5.10 p.m. Witness was in the six-foot, and had the train stopped to pick up five trucks of cattle. The train had gone a little too far, and he set it back the length ofetwo Wagons. He unhooked the engine and signalled the driver to go into the siding. The train came as far as the parcel office door, and he called it ( back into the siding to couple on the five trucks, but before he could couple the engine on the shunter ran to him and said that there was someone knocked down on the crossing. The engine had stopped within about two feet of the cattle trucks, and it was about 20 yards from the platform where the engine stopped..Witness "Went on the line and saw the body right on the crossing, the head being towards the down plat- form. Witness examined the line opposite the approach gates by the parcel office and tound marks between the main line rail and the siding rail, seven yards north of where the body was found. Deceased's hat and umbrella were right on the crossing. During witness's 17 years and five months at the station he had never seen him go over this crossing. He always went over the bridgejjor over the north crossing, but as a general rule he went over the bridge. He was in the habit of sitting on the up platform and cross as the train came in. By the Coroner If they saw anyone going over the crossing they sent them over the bridge. They had strict orders in regard to this. Arthur Johns, driver of the 3.5 p.m. goods train ex-Pontypool Road to Oxley siding, Wolverhampton, said that while shunting at the' Station he noticed an unusual motion of the tender wheels on the right-hand side as they went north, and there was a similar oscillation, but slighter, going back. His mate remarked that the road was a bit rough and witness replied that he thought they had run against the angle of the points or against the check rail. Witness -• examined the engine after he was told what had happened and found marks on the middle brake- block of the right-hand side of the tender and on the cylinder wheel of the engine. In his opinion deceased was knocked down by the front of the engine and must have been rolled into the four- foot with the low brake rods and pipes and under the tender, which went over him. The Coroner said that he felt grieved at this Inoot sad fatalitv. He had known Mr. Scanlon since the earliest days of his (the Coroner's) articles as solicitor, and he was exceedingly sorry that in his rioe old age he should have met with this sad end. He would be missed at the Board of Guardians and by a large circle of friends and those who knew him intimately during his career. He thought they ought to tender their sympathy with his relatives at the sad loss they had sustained. Summing up, the, Coroner said there was a certain amount of doubt as to how the fatality happened. De- ceased was not in the habit of using the crossing, and it ,was unusual for him to do what a good many people did very often. If he did he would have technically been a trespasser and been doing it at his own risk, and the verdict would < have to be Death by misadventure." But it Was not at all clear that that was what happened. The evidence seemed to point to his having been t struck at a point substantially north of the crossing. It might not have been so, but that left them with only two considerations, or perhaps three—did he think he was going over the crossing and tumble over the platform ? or did he miss his footing ? or did he intentionally go off the platform in front of the engine ? With regard to the last supposition there was not a tittle of evidence, and he did not think there was the slightest idea or suspicion that he was likely to or did put himself in front of the engine pur- posely.' Neither was there any evidence upon which to hang a verdict that he slipped off the platform in any way He must therefore come to the conclusion that. all he could do in the circumstances was to return an open verdict that the deceased was run over and crushed by a goods engine, but how he came in front of the engine thefe was no evidence to show The funeral took place this (Friday) afternoon, the interment being at the Llangattock-juxta- Usk churchyard, where deceased wife was buried some years ago AL