26/- for 15/6. THE BEST CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR PRESENT. -1 .1 The public has long been accustomeu to xne phrase £ i for 15/6," to denote that those who buy War Savings Certificates at 15s. 6d. will at the end of fire years receive the sum of £I. Subject to the necessary legislation, it has been decided that holders of War Savings Certificates shall have the right, on the maturity of those certificates, to extend their term for a further period of five years, in which case they will in- crease in value at the rate of id. per month until the end of the second period of five years, when is. bonus will be 2dded. Thus the value of. the ? certificate purchased for 15s. 6d. becomes /i at the end of five years and 26s. at the end of ten years, and during the whole period of 10 years the certificates can at any time be cashed. This right of extension attaches to all certifi- cates already issued. • National War Bonds will be wi. thdrawn shortly, but the War Savings organisations will be continued as a permanent part of our National machinery. A.
LLANFOIST. CONCERT.—A very successful concert, organ- ised by Miss Gladys Williams, The Hawthorns, Llanfoist, in aid of St. Duns-can's Hostel for Blinded Soldiers, was held in the Institute on Thursday, December 12th. The chairman was the Rector (the Rev. H. Morice Jones). An ex- ceHent programme, consisting of vocal and in- strumental items, recitations, '&c., was gone through in capital style, the efforts of the various artistes being greatly appreciated, as was testi- fied to by the numerous encores. Mr. and Mrs. B. Barber kindly lent the piano for the occasion. At the conclusion of the entertainment Mr. D. W. Watts voiced a comprehensive vote of thanks to all the artistes, and this was seconded by Mr. J. Shervington. The promoteyis to be congratulated upon the success attending her efforts. The following took part in the enter- tainment Messrs. John Owen, George Watts, Meadows, Misses May and Elsie Williams (Abergavennv), Mrs. Williams (Rowlstone Park, Pontrilas\ Miss Jenkins (Llanover), Miss Agnes Jones (Llanelen), Miss Patty Pickering (Gilwern), Miss Fulford (Govilon), Misses Gladys Williams, Ila Barber, Lech Edge, Louisa Nvlder, Kathleen Salter, Amy Thomas, Master Wilfred Taylor, Frank Stradwick, Willie Mills, Tom Vaughan (Llanfoist). An amusing sketch was given by •some children attending Castle Street School, under the supervision of Miss Laura Williams, the Outwoods. .A
-I w -1 ASSOCSATION FOOTBALL I CRICKHOWELL JUNIORS v. ABERGAVENNY I JUNIORS. I » The- Cricknowell Club played their second match of the season on Saturday, when Aber- gavenny Juniors, drawn from the West-End of the Monmouthshire town, paid a visit. Aber- gavenny came with a reputation, and the home team were at least hopeful. Mr. Wm. Townsend refereed. Crickhowell scored in the first ten minutes, Parsons, the home captain, shooting through after a fine run by Jeff Leonard. Then Aberga- venny got 2 goals in quick succession, the last point being practically tyven away. W. Hughes, for Crickhowell, gave a fine display at back, and Abergavenny were very steady in defence. I Abergavenny crossed over with a lead of one goal, and the homesters attacked, but their players frequently got in each other's way. Good Work by Abergavenny forwards gave the Crick- howell defence a hard time, Hughes ultimately dribbling through. In the closing stages Crick- howell pressed and Parsons shot over the bar,. Leonard missing later by inches. Final Aber- gavenny, 2 goals Crickhowell, I goal. A clean sporting game and well handled. Hag. Crickhowell steadied themselves a little more they would certainly have equalised. They are a promising team. In goal they were Weakly represented, but at back they had the finest player on the field in Hughes. Jones and Allen were the best of the halves, and Leonard, Parsons and Huxley of the forwards. The wings, however, must be better served with the ball. Abergavenny were gocd all round and their goalkeeper and backs gave a splendid display. A
Abergavenny's Slums. I The following appeared in a Newport con- temporary this week "I don't know how Abergavenny voted on Saturday," writes one who visited the town on Polling day, but there are certainly two clauses ■of the Coalition programme which ought to appeal to the inhabitants—that dealing with housing, and that dealing with health because of course the two are inseparable. I did not have long in Abergavenny, but I saw enough to make me shudder. I saw houses there in which children are being reared, which would be an insult to a well-bred pig. Newport has nothing to equal it. One expects to find tumble-down old courts and alleys in ancient towns, but one does experience a shock when he strolls through a. bright country town like Abergavenny and finds these things.
REGISTER OF BEEKEEPERS. 1 To the Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle. DEAR SIR,-In connection with the scheme for ratiotung bee food, the Food Production Depart- ment requires a register of all beekeepers in the COunty, stating the number of stocks each has in moveable frame hives, or (b) in skeps or boxes, etc. In all probability sugar for feeding bees will only be obtainable by those whose names appear on this register. I have been asked to obtain a list of beekeepers in this district, and I shall be glad if all local beekeepers will give me the required information. The list is required to be completed by the end of the month. I should like to say that a Beekeepers' Associ- ation for Monmouthshire has been formed. Full details of this can be obtained from Dr. G. R. Strong, Magor, nr. Newport. Yours trulv. The Hollins, ALFRED JACKSON. Oxtord-st., Abergavenny.
The stocks of Calendars are limited this year. See ours before purchasing elsewhere.—M. Mor an & Co. Chronicle Office, Abergaveiuty. + —
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I CRICKHOWELL POLICE COURT. (Wednesday—Before Messrs. E. Pirie-Gordon and C. W. Hughes. ALLEGED TRESPASS.—Albert Price, of New I Inn, Bwlch, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game.— J ames Armstrong, a game- keeper on the Buckland Estate, said he saw de- fend ant, who had a terrier and a double-barrelled gun, shoot at a rising pheasant.-Defendalit denied this and said he was merely going over fields where he had a right to shoot.—The Bench dismissed the case for want of evidence. TRESPASS IN PURSUIT OF GAME.—Thos. Dunn, Clydach, was fined 30s. for trespassing in pursuit of game. It was stated that defendant had been previously fined for similar offeilec--s.-For a like offence John Morgan, Llangenny, was fined 10s. DRUNKENNESS.— John Davies, farmer, Llwyn- cwtrach, Llangrwyney, was charged with this offence, but did not appear. It. was stated that defendant had been admitted to bail in the sum of £ 2, and this was estreated.—Frederick Lewis, Bridge-street, Crickhowell, an ex-soldier wearing the Mons ribbon, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Defendant regretted the occur- rence. He had fought at Mons and other battles against the Germans and he was merely cele- brating the' armistice. Fined 7s. 6d. CYCUST FINED.—Frederick Art wood, Govilon, was fined 6s. for riding a bicycle without a light. t, 4.
I Crickhowell Board of Guardians. I Mr. Gwilym C. James presided at the fort- nightly meeting of this Board on Monday at the Town Hall, Crickhowell, when there were present Rev. W. Arvon Davies, T. M. Williams, W. G. Watkins, Thomas Jones, T. L1. Jones, W. Rosser, R. J. Hayward, John Thomas, Henry Thomas, David Thomas, Henry Harris, J. H. Jones, Evan Williams, and W. G. James. CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES. The Rev. W. Arvon Davies applied on behalf of the Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton, Rector of Llangattock, for permission to get a Christmas tree for the children in the institution. This was readily granted and the Guardians and officers subscribed liberally^ amongst themselves to- wards its cost. The Guardians agreed to the Master pur- chasing apples, sweets, and oranges to the extent of ^3 3s. 6d., the same amount as expended last Christmas, for the inmates, over Christmastide. ASSISTANCE SEEDED IN THE INFIRMARY. Nurse T. McDonald wrote to the Board apply- ing for skilled assistance in the Infirmary. It was impossible for her to do all the work herself as at present. Dr. Hill (Medical Officer) Assistance is cer- tainly needed. • 3 The Guardians decided to obtain the services of a capable wardsmaid. The Chairman There is certainly a good chance of getting one now. COST OF XUNATICS. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Mon- mouthshire Asylum, Abergavenny, intimating that the cost of maintenance of lunatics had been raised to 16s. old. per head per week as from 1st October. Mr. T. M. Williams (Dukestown) said it was absurd that the Government grant in respect of the maintenance of lunatics remained at affixed figure-the same amount as in pre-war SlyS. He proposed, that they ask the County Member, Mr. Sidney Robinson, to call attention to the inadequacy cr £ the grant. t,: Mr. W. G. Watkins (Brynmawr) seconded. A grant which equalled something like 4s. per head was ridiculous, and the Government must carry more of the burden, not put it on the back of the local ratepayer. I The resolution was unanimously adopted. The Clerk remarked that theywere obtaining the same grantyiow in respect of Union officers' salaries as nearly 30 years ago. It was not right. Mr. W. G. Watkins I agree. We must look more closely into our interests and be reptesented at the Poor Law Conferences when these matters are under consideration'. It was decided that the Chairman and Vice- Chairman shall represent the Board at the Central Poor Law Conference in' London in February. OVERCROWDING 1 Mr. D. >1. Evans, R.O., said he had declined to grant relief to aiyoung woman whose husband had deserted her' and who was residing with eleven other persons in a three-roomed cottage in the town. The people had promised to qtiij, but had not done so. He had offered the woman the institution. The Board approved of this course.
Crickhowell Council and Housing. Mr. W. G. James presided at a special meeting of this Council on Monday morning at the Town Hall, Crickhowell, called to consider the needs of housing in the district. Those present in- cluded Mr. Gwilym 0.. James, Rev. W. Aryon Davies, and Messrs. E. -Pirie Gordon, T. LI. Jones, Henry Thomas, and John Thomas. Mr. Hurley, Surveyor to the Council, submitted approximate figures regarding building of houses, and gave it as his opinion that private enterprise could not be expected to do much for 'another ten years, owing to cost of building. Ultimately it was decided that the members should report upon the needs of their respective districts by the next meeting. 4.
CRICKHOWELL. OBITUARY.—The death has occurr at the age of 42 of Mr. Benjamin Lewis Games, farmer, Nantyfinn, a member of a well-known and respected family, whose descent can be traced back to the famous old Welsh Chieftain, Sir Dafydd Gam. Mr. Games had befen ill for some months. The funeral took place on weanespay at Cwmrhos, Cwmdu, the Rev. David Lloyd officiating, and was largely attended. A WELSH PATRIOT.—At Danycastell C.M. Church, Crickhowell, on Monday evening, the Rev. Evan Price, of Ebbw Vale, speaking on Kilsby Jones, the old Welsh Preacher and Patriot, said the genius of this old Welshman deserved to be better appreciated than it was to-day. He was a man of singular force of character and left his mark upon Welsh journal- ism, contributing, as he did, to some of the best quarterlies and periodicals. He was utterly fearless, and some of his sermons were very unpalatable to people who did not care for the naked truth. On one occasion he start ed some of the deacons in a Welsh church where he was preaching by telling them that their thoughts were not on religious things, but on the money market, the cattle sale, and the price o boots, addressing each individual according to his vocation. On one occasion he publicly rebuked John Angell James, the famous Birmingham divine. He was great on eisteddfodau and a keen nationalist. As a wit he was well known. On one occasion while travelling by train he by some mischance got into a second-class carriage with a third-class ticket, and was pounced upon by a very fat and pompous official. You have two alternatives," said that worthy, Get out and go into a third-class carriage, or pay excess fare." And you have two alternatives," re- died Kilsby like a flash, You must either eat less or burst." The train glided away in the shouts of laughter which ensued. A man of wonderful giit of speech and repartee, he was the pride of his friends and the terror of his op- ponents. There was no doubt he won Brecon- shire for the Liberals, and it was pleasing to think that one of his political opponents, the late Lord Glanusk, then Sir Joseph Bailey, was one of the first subscribers for a monument to his memory. Nonconformity owed much to this man. Ostracise9 and maligned as he was in certain circles, he continued stedfast to the end 'and was a true and honest son of Wales.
♦ Presentation.-Afi interesting ceremony took place at the Red Cross Depot on Monday night, when Mrs. Fred Thomas was presented with a pair of silver candlesticks by the members of the Branch who meet on Monday evenings. Mrs. Thomas is well known as one of the most active Red Cross workers in the town, and the members of the Evening Working Party wished to express in some degree their appreciation of the stren- uous work she has put in at the Red Cross Depot more especially in connection with the evening classes.
.I I I Borough of 8 I f Abergavenny. The Mayor and Mayoress (ALDERMAN AND MllS. Z. WHEATLEY) desire to wish all inhabitants of the Borough and all absent friends (at home and abroad) Compliments of the Season and Best Wishes for the Coming Year, during which it is sin- cerely hoped that a Peace will be signed that fwill be worthy of the sacrifice made by the brave Sailors and Soldiers of the Allied Army. Town Hall, Abergavenny. December, 1918..
IN MEMORIAM. I ADDIS.-In Loving Memory of Jane Addis, who passed away December 17th, 1917. Ever remembered by her loving Husband and Children. Days of sadness still come o'er us, Secret tears do often flow Yet memory keeps dear Mother near us, Though she died twelve months .ago. In Proud and Loving Memory of Pte. Edward (Ted) Albert Lewis, 2nd/6th Royal Warwick- shire Regt., late 3rd Mons., who died of wounds in France, Dec. 15th, 1917. What more, or what better, could a man give than to lay down his life for his King and Country and others that they might live. Ever remembered by his loving Wife and two Boys. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. ,I I Sergt.-Major and Mrs. J. James desire to tnanx I I all kind" friends for their Kind sympathy and for I all floral "tributes sent.
BIRTH8. MARRIAGES & DEATHS. MARRIAGE. TURNER—WILLIAMS.—At the Wesleyan Chapel, Abergavenny, by the Rev. S. H. Bos- ward, Minister, on Thursdam the 19th inst., James Osborne Turner, Railway Ticket In- spector, youngest son of Mr. J. T. Turner and Mrs. Turner, Brynteg, Brynmawr, to Emma Williams," daughter of the late Mr. William Williams,, of Beaufort, and niece of Mr. and Mrs. George Wright, Mouht-street, Aberga- venny. DEATHS. ROBERTS.-On the 8th December, at Peny- rheol, Llanover, Jane, widow of William Roberts, late of Llanellen, aged 92 years. —4 I JAMES.—-On December 6th, at Och- yrweith, Risca, Evelyn Nellie, the dearly-beloved and only child of Sergt.-Major and Mrs. J. James, of I' Crossways, Llanvihangel Crocorney, aged 6 years. I I MORGAN.—On December 8th, 1918, at Graftonville, Govilon, John Morgan, late of Hopyard Farm, a?ed 78*years. ¡ j ■ WATKINS.—On 15th December, 1918, at Aberdare, Emma, beloved wife of ¡ Charles Watkins, Baker and Confec- tioner, late of Abergavenny, aged 65. Funeral on Friday at 2 o'clock, Abergavenny Old Cemetery. i
1 I THE MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS I I Monday, Dec. 23—Cham Bridge; at 11. I Thursday, Dec. 26-Crowfield; at 11. JJ
v l l Maindrff Red Cross Hospital. All patients are going home tor Christmas, as an order has been received from the War Office granting 12 days' special leave from December 20th. It is proposed to give them a supper and entertainment on their return, and. the Com- mittee suggest that friends who intended sending gifts for Christmas will kindly send, instead for New Year. A
▼ WANTED you to know there is no shortage of Suitable Flowers for Christmas Decorations, Choice 14alms, Ferns, etc., At FB/ySER'S. DRESSING CASES. I LADIES' BAGS, I ATTACHE CASES, (FITTED AND UN-FITTED). WALLETS, AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OF LEATHER GOO DS., MORGAN & Co., CHRONICLE OFFICE, FROGMORE STREET. •
BETTY WAKES UP." Mr. Dudley Harcourt announces as a musical attraction at the Town Hall for Boxing Day (Thursday), Friday and Saturday, the very latest musical comedy farce, with the joint authors, John S. Millward and Miss Maisie Robson, play- ing the leading parts. The comedy is entitled Betty Wakes Up." The cast also includes Miss Kathleen Emmett, who is well known in grand opera. All the scenery is travelled by the company. A special matinee is arranged for Boxing Day. The box plan is now open at Messrs. Heins & Co.'s, and 3s. and 2s. 4d. seats can be booked in advance without extra fees. +
PANDY. I CONCERT.—A very successful and enjoyable concert was given in the Baptist Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 1 ith, by the Pandy United Choir, conducted by Mr. A. Smith, Lower House. There was a crowded audience presided over by Mr. D. L. Dodd. The choir sang in fine style the choruses Lost Chord," The Radiant Morn," Gloria," and The 4ord is my Shep- herd,"and were loudly applauded. ''Other items included recitations by Miss Prosser, Miss Griffiths, Mr. Josh Griffiths and Mr. W. Morris, solos by Miss Pritchard, Miss Morgan, Mr. J Powell and Mr. G. Smith. duets by Mrs. Watkins and Mrs. Preedy and Mrs. Smith and Miss L. Smith quartets by Mr. Bagley and party and Mr. Smith and party. The accom- paniments were played by Miss L. Smith and Miss May Parry. There was also a very amusing dialogue performed by Messrs. Parry, Smith, Griffiths, and Miss Flo Parry. Votes of thanks to the Chairmaft and all who assisted brought to a close one of the most.enjoyable concerts held in this neighbourhood.
A TAME ELECTION. I No very great interest or enthusiasm was displayed on Saturday, in connection with the General Election. At Abergavenny only about 10 per cent. of the electorate had polled by the middle of the afternoon, and by about 5 o'clock about 20 per cent. had polled. Business was brisket in the evening, but when the booths closed' 01% about 50 per cent. of the electors had I recorded. their voteji. • I.
￼ LLANOYER..1 LATE MR. ABRAHAM WIWAMS.—The funeral of Mr. Abraham Williams, Hill Farm, Llanover took place last Wednesday, the nth inst., at Llanover Parish Church, where one of deceased s sons—Abraham—is churchwarden. Mr. Williams was one of the oldest farmers in the parish, and had attained the ripe age of 77 years when he passed away, on the'same day (Thursday) that- his brother, Howell Williams, FfawYddenLlan- over, aged 82 years, was being butied at Mam- hflad Church, near Pontypool. The Rev. Evan Davies, Vicar of Llanover, officiated at Hill Farm before the funeral started and also at the church and graveside. Mrs. Davies, the Vicar- age, presided at the organ and at theclose played the Dead March." The deceased was well known and highly respected and he leaves to mourn his loss his widow, two daughters and four sons. The funeral was a very large one and many relatives and friends from Blaenavon, Varteg, Abersychan, and elsewhere attended. The bearers were Mr. W. Jonathan (Hendregl n), Mr. Dan Lewis (Blaengwenfirwd), Mr. Charles Jacob (Llwyncelyn), and Mr. Thos. Edwards (Brynhyfryd) The following floral tributes were received from sorrowing Wife and family,, and Son-in-law Jack' somewhere in France wreaths from Will and Sarah Jim and Carrie Lizzie and Allen and family Mr. and Mrs. Chapman Maud and family, Blaen- avon grandchildren from Ffawydden; grand- children, Varteg; Mr. and Mrs. Butler; Jack and Lill, Abersychan Mr. and Mrs. C. Jacob, Llanover Mrs. Hughes and family, Llanover Mrs. Mat. Evans and Mr. Beauchamp; sisters- in-law Sarah Ann and Emily.
I A SOLDIER'S THANKS. To the Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle." DEAR SIR,-Permit me through the columns of your valuable paper to sincerely thank the Mayor of Abergavenny and all the other kind friends who welcomed me home at the station on Monday evening, the 9th inst., also the in- habitants of the town of Crickhowell and district for the cordial" manner in which they welcomed me home. It was all a very pleasant surprise, and I was shown such consideration and kindness which will help me to forget my internment and sufferings in Germany. Yours very sincerely, C. F. LEONARD. L.-Cpl., nth Cheshire Regt., Ex-Prisoner of War. I +
For Prisoners of War.—The children of Castle- street Infants School have sent, through Miss Weatherspoon, 30s. to the Monmouthshire Prisoners of War Fund. t We have an excellent assortment of Children's Toy and other Books, suitable for Presents.— M. Morgan & Co., Chronicle Office. Died in Germany.—Mr. J. Madden, Tudor- street, has received official information that his son Pte. D. Madden (128859), 24th M.G.C., died in the Prisoners' Hospital at Stendal on August 4th, 1918, of inflammation of the lungs. Abergavenny's Roll of Honour.—The local roll of honour, which the Mayor, arranged to be compiled, is now in course of completion, and we propose to publish a first instalment next week., Those who require copies of the paper will be well advised to order early. 1 Musical Success.-At the recent examinations held at Newport in connection with the Trinity Coll-ge of Music, London, the following were successful after nine months' tuition :—Miss Gwen Pov,Jc41, Trinity-terrace, anQ Master Idris Thomas (8 years), Priory-rd.-Junior Division Miss Madeleine Powell, Trinity-terrace, and Miss Evelyn Jarman, Clifton-road Preparatory Division. All are pupils of Miss Gladys Morgan A.T.C.L., Brynmawr. Christmas Day at Lianfoist.-In connection' with the sports to be held at the Park, Llanfoist, on Christmas Day, the following will represent the football teams :-IIanfoi.t Goal, Ellis Dobson backs, J. Watts, Edgar Davies half- backs, A. Davies, Tichie Davies, E. Vaughan.; forwards, G. Hill, H. Jenkins, H. WiTlcox, L. Watts, J.. Blackmore. L. & N. W. Excelsior Goal, E. C. James; backs, W. Francist-W Rogers half-backs, T. Fitzgerald, H. Robinsou, Winstone forwards, W. Gurden, V. Stephens, C. Hill, J. HoUand, T. Wtldon.
I Abergavenny Attractions and I Improvement Association. I COMMITTEES GETTING TO WORK. A meeting ot the (General committee or tne Abergavenny Attractions and Improvement Association was held in the Council Si amber. Town Hall, on Thursday evening last, the Mayor (Aid. Z. Wheatley) presiding over a good attend- ance. The chair was subsequently taken by Councillor P. Telford, as the Mayor had to go to another meeting. Mr. J. O. Marsh, in acknowledging the receipt of an invitation to the meeting, wrote tht he had always felt, and still felt, a deep interest in the welfare and prosperity of the borough, and in former years worked actively with those objects in view upon the Eisteddfod Committee, Moun- tain Roads and Paths Committee, etc., but he felt after so many years of devotion to public work for the benefit, ,one way and another,of the town, that he was not called upon, and could not be expected at his time -of life, to join in new schemes and activities, but he trusted the younger generation of townsfolk and tradesmen would see that it was their duty, and also see the ifecessity, to be strenuous in the promotion of the welfare of the town, and he hoped a strong and influential committee would be formed to bring about all that was desired. We wanted a larger resident population here, as well as to attract casual visitors. Our rates must be kept down to bring about the former we were getting a very highly-rated town. Councillor Telford resigned the position of I hon. general secretary, to which he was ap- pointed at the last meeting, as it was never his intention to accept such a position. He sug- gested that Mr. Geo. Harris be appointed as general secretary. Councillor Graham proposed and Councillor Mansfield seconded that Mr. Harris be ap- pointed general secretary, and this was carried unanimously. The rules as drafted by a special sub-com- mittee were presented and were adopted with one or two alterations, one of which was an addition to rule 4, as follows That members of the Town Council be ex-officio members of the II General Committee, whose chairman shall be the Mayor for the time being." This was pro posed by Mr. W. Rosser and carried. The rules contain clauses providing that after an adequate reserve fund has been built up to provide for emergencies, all iprofits shall be devoted to local objects of a beneficent or public character. Town Improvements. I Councillor iNf ansfield" explained the inclusion of the word Improvement in the title, so I that it might indicate to the public that the in- tention of the Association was not simply to provide attractions, but to effect improvements for the benefit of the town. The general secretary was directed to issue an appeal to the public for subscriptions or for support as guarantors, the appeal to be signtd by the Mayor.. On .the proposition of Mr. R. J. Harrhy, seconded by Mr. W. Llewellin, it was decided to form a Town Hall Entertainments Sub-com- mittee, and a number of gentlemen were ap- pointed on this committee. It was also decided, on the proposition of Councillor Graham, seconded by Mr. Ivor Davies, that a Suggestions Cominittee be formed, and 14 were appointed as members of this committee. A further committee was elected, on the I proposition of Mr. W. Llewellin, seconded by Mr. W. Rosser, to consider the practicability of I holding an eisteddfod at Easter. I The next meeting of the General Committee ¡ was fixed for January 2nd, when it is hoped that the sub-committees set up will have their reports ready. On the proposition of Councillor Graham, seconded by Mr. Stanley Rawlins, it was decided to invite the Horticultural and Allotments I Association to amalgamate with the Attractions I and Improvement Assoziation. ..& i
Breconshire Chief Constable's Reception. i Col. Cole-Hamilton, of the Irish Riflt:s, Chief Constable of Breconshire, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany lor a long period, had a great reception from the people of Crick- howell and district on passing through the town from Abergavenny on Tuesday evening on his way home to Scethrog, near Brecon. The gallant officer formerly resided at The Plas, Llangattock, and is very popular in the district. His car was met by the 141angattock Scout Band and he was played into Crickhowell, where the crowd raised cheer after cheer. Mr. E. Pirie- Gordon, in a few words, saM the residents of the town and district were delighted, to see Colonel Cole-Hamilton home again and they were de- I termined never to let, him leave home1 again. (Cheers). Col. Cole-Hamilton, who .spoke with much feeling, said he would never forget the kind way in which they had welcomed him back that night. (Applause). The Chief Constable wts then hoisted shoulder high and carried as fat as Penydre, where he rejoined his car amidst round after round of applause- Among those who welcomed Col. Cole-Hamilton were Col. Lord and Lady Glanusk, Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton (Rector of Llangattock, cousin), Mr. Henry F. W. Harries (clerk to the Breconshire County Council),' Deputy Chief Constable S. Jones, Supt. Wm. Williams, &c.
♦ SOME PERILS OF VENEREAL DISEASE. This announcement is issued by the Naiioiutl Council for Combating Venereal Diseases, a respon- ,ible body recognised by the Government. President Rt. Hon. Lord Sydenham. yieg- Presidents The Bishop of Southwark, Sir Thoma s Barlow, Bart., K.C.V.O., M.D., Chairmapt of Pro- paganda, Sir Malcolm Morris, K.C.V. O., F.R.C.S.E. General Secretary, Mrs. A. C. Gotto, O.B.E. Many of those who contract Venereal disease hope that it is nothing when they first detect the symptoms. They determine to see if it gets any worse before they go to the doctor. Nothing is more disastrous than this wait and see policy. Those who wait and see" may well see terrible things. With every hour that goes by the disease, if untreated, gets a firmer grip on the system. If Syphilis is allowed to run its course it may end in General Paralysis of the Insane, in Death, or at the very best in appalling disaster to health. If Gonorrhoea is neglected it may become permanent, so that the afflicted person is continuously infective, a miserv to self, a danger to others. Those who notice suspicious symptoms should at once go to the doctor. False shame is sheer folly. The doctor is not there to blame but to cure. Do not be frightened of going to the doctor, be frightened of the disease, because if you put off treatment very grave things will happen. THE DANGER OF INTERRUPTED TREATMENT. Those who have been wise enough to takt immediate medical advice frequently see so rapid a disappearance of their symptoms that they no longer bother to go to their doctor or their cliuic. They do not wait to be discharged, they discharge themselves. Sooner or later they pay the penalty of taking the matter into their own hands. Sooner or later the dread symptom reappear. The patient, therefore, must wait until lie gets his discharge from his doctor, but as soon ar, he does he can feel confident that he is cured. Those who have exposed themselves to the risk of infection, should not wait till symptoms appear, but should at once (within an hour, if possible) consult a doctor for Early (preventive) Treatment, These. who are in any doubt or difficulty should write for information dt free literature to 81, Avenue Chambers, Southampton Row, Loudon W,C.1, marking your envelope Medical."
CONCERT AT LLANGATTOCK LENGCED. I Cou certs Xv;ich have been i sed for charitable pnrposps from .!t.c. c. c!1arita bit: p1:poses from time to tjz: for tiMe L'st quarter c, 3 century at Uangattock UrgG,?d have always fumed cut to-be most gratifyifig ?- that Cf successes, to the fact that the services of >od .performers have been secured, the low of music being inherent in the inhabitants aixl A good working committee being always available imbued with. the sole idea of seeirg the thing through. j^a-t Thursday' concert marked S5 it were a new era in the history oi the parish, for alter four years of war the fact was Ù:;ly demon- strated tnat we have once more settled down to the good old times." The programme was a varied one, the principal feature being the intro- duction of sketches in which the school fhiUren a prominent part ard acquitted as to a- themselves so well as to arnpiy repay tHfe infinite amount of pa:-nsthat their teacher, Mrs. Thomas, must have been put to i:: order to brh? about such a sat?fa.ctory result. The chairman. Mr. W. H. S. Whitrey, J.P., C.C., Grosmont, in his opening remarks, stated that the concert h?d had to be postponed frc.? he or:???! d?te owing to deaths having taken place. He said that the young died and the aged must die, and they had an exdfupliifeaiion of this in the cases in question. Mr. Thomas, the husband of their popular schoolmistress, was first to pass away, and then there followed the death of ilrs. Griffith, the mother of their worthy Rector. The late Mr. ^Thomas was engaged in his country's work ot national importance in the prime of life with a bright prospect in front of him, and the late Mrs., Griffith spent and elbsed the evenin g of her life with her son and his family in that quiet parish. He therefore moved that a vote of sympathy and condolence- be passed to'the members of both families in their bereavements. 'I'Iiis ivas ).,sse d in This was passed in silence, the whole of the audience standing. The following was the rrograninie :—Piuno duett. Children song, The7 will be singing ia. the old home some day," Mi-.s William" recita- tion, Baby's stocking," Children duett, Master and Miss Woodford sketch, Singo- „ phone," Children sor, c.. Mattter H. Lewis recitation, "Week Days, Children; ictiox song, Boys song, Miss riingscote sketch, Fairy Wen," Children song, Willie Winkie," Children song, Perfect Day," M:Ís Henry sketch, Old Maids Matched," Miss Emily I/rwis, Miss E.:ylis, Miss Vvhistance, Miss May A. E. Davies, Miss Wilfred F. Davies, Mr. F. Baylis, Mr. W. Davies, Mr.%IValter Baylis, and sir. Leonard Davies; song. Miss Watkins; Dickens' sketch, Messrs. Warren P. Davies, Willie Davies, F. Baylis, H Kingscote, Leonard Davies, George I'erret, and V/. Jones; action. song, Nurses stsng, Master H. Lewis song, Miss Henry ;c1o) Miss Woodford pageant, Allies," Brittania, Miss May A. E. Davies; Wales," Miss Winifred F. Daries Scotland," Miss Tongue; Ireland," MK.S J. Emery Belgium," 3! Whistance France," Miss Lily Baylis Serbia," Mhs Lilian Baylis; "Canada," Miss Katie Kingscote "j apan," Miss Gladys Baylis Australia," Miss J Jones America," Miss G. Williams. The Chairm.m proposed a vote of thanks to the performers the organisers of the enter- tainment, whic: bad been the means of so much enjoyment. The. Rector :,Rtv. John Griffith) proposed .1. vote oi thanks the Chairman, who, he said, had never disappointed them. The Chairman, in reply, sard that bis services were always at their command, A well-attended dance followed, of which Miss Winifred F. Davies and Mr. F. Say lis were M.C s. The proceeds, which amounted t :> over £13, were in aid of the B3ind Soldiers and bailors Fund. AL
v- REMEMBER THE PRISONERS OF WAR. The Mayor (Aid. Z. Wheatltv) is appealing for public subscriptions to enable him to arrange a hearty public welcome to all the local prisoners cf war who live in the district. Already about a dozen have returned honie, and it is quite likely that in t, few weeks the number will be brought up to 30. So far only ft7 5s. Gd..has been subscribed for this object, as follows :— Mr. Lewi5 Morgan, ? A.B.C ?z Miss Gwe? Childs, 5s. a '?..?ow'wbo has lost two sons, ?d. A good deal xrore money is necessary in order that the welcome, shall be worthy of the town, and it is hoped that in the not few weeks the public will send in their subscriptions for this desenring object. The prisoners of war have suffered much :• v "ihe sake of the f,ounTr-v-liov., much they have suffered many people do not realise—and it is therefore up to the local people to show their appreciation in a practical manner. ThrfùrII of recognition will depend on the amount subscribed in the next two or three weeks, as it is intended to arrange the welcome for some time in J annary. i
r_ Nerih-Western Hotel Thrift Club. —This cizt;) 'I has had a most successful yea-427 is. 9d. being put in by 74 members. Paying-out dates and time will be seen in advertisement columns. The club starts -:r., 1919 on January 4th. when a. I general meeting of members will b. held. ¡ Gilwern Hotel Sold.Messrs. Jas. Straker, Son & Chadwick, hotel valuers, have recently negotiated by private treaty the sale of the old and well-known hotel, the Lion, Gilwern, held- Ion an unexpired lease of 60 years at a ground I rent of /8 per annum, there being 2 acres of i land attached to the house. The hotel has been managed for some years by the .vendor, Mr. Jenkins, formerly of Brynmawr. The purchase price was £,1"¡.<'0 plus valuation, and the pur- chaser is a Cardiff client, who will take possession in J anuary next. Forthcoming Events.—As will be seen in on advertising columns, a performance of that ex- cellent comedy My Wife," which is adapted from the French of Paul Gavault by Michatl Morton, will be given in the Town Hall on Jan. and 3rd by a company of local amateurs whose names will be seen in the advertisement. The event has been arranged by Mrs. S. K. Pegler on behalf of the Red Cross Hospital Supply. Depot. Mr. ard Mrs. F. R. Hobbes and party, who recently gave a splendid triple bill .at the Town Hall, have kindly consented to repeat the performance, with the substitution of one new pieee. The performance will take place in February, the proceeds b.ing in aid of hte Wristlet Watches Fund.
LLANTHONY. CONCERT AKD PRESENTATION.—On Fridav December 13th, the scholars and friends of the above school gave their annual concert to crowded and appra I ttve audience. Action pocgs and recitations were given by the children and appropriate songs were smg by the Misses Gwillim, Miss Ethel Powell, Miss Blanche Collev Mf Reg. Powell, Master Ervie Knight, Mr Dodd, and a recitation by Mr. Jack Pritchard, New House. At the interval a very interesting presentation wag made to three soldiers from the front. A silver cigarette case was presert e-i to Capt. Leycester W. D. Lyne, of the Gl9ucester Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Leycester Lyne, Maesyfiyn, Llanthony, who is home on leave from Salonica a silver wristlet engraved watch to Illte. Isaiah JVitcbard, S.W.B., son of Mr. ;-nd Mrs. Pritchard, of New House, LLmthony;" and former scholar of the above school, who is home on leave froni France also a silver engraved watch to Mr. John Powell, of Loxhead, Llan- thocy, who was wounded in France early in the war formerly a scholar of this school and now discharged froir the Army. The souvenirs were presented by Miss K. Gwillim and Miss Ethel Powell. It was very evident that the recipients keenly appreciated the kindness shown them. At the ciose. Mr. Gwillim, Llanthony Court, pro- posed the usu; I votes of thanks to their bene- factress, Miss M Jae, for her co- in ied goodness to this little school. H-arty thanks were also given to 3ttrs. Knight fcollecting from house- to boose for this presentation, and to Mrs. Phillips (Mistress) and all those who had helped to miake the evening a success. The chair was taken by the Rev. J. Williams (Vicar). The concert opened with Rally Round the Fla-c" asi closed with the National Anthem.