ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. I Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths wish to thank all friends and neighbours for their great kindness in their sad bereavement. 28 Victoria-street. Mrs. Gwillim most sincerely thanks the many friends for their many acts of kindness so willingly rendered. She also wishes to convey her deep gratitude for all beautiful floral tributes sent. Berry Cottage, Llanvihangel Crucorney. Mr. and Mrs. A. Seabright, Norfolk House, Monmouth-road, desire to thank all friends for kind sympathy and floral tributes received during their sad bereavement in the loss of their only daughter; Mrs. Frank Didcote wishes to thank all friends for kind sympathy in her recent sad bereave- ment and for floral tributes sent. 22 Mill-street.
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TOWN HALL, ABERG A VENNY. Wednesday, March 19tli. MATINEE at 3. EVENING PERFORMANCE at 8. The Attractions aad Improvements Association have pleasure in announcing that they have engaged THREE GREAT ARTISTES MISS ADA FORREST The renowned South African Soprano. MISS LENA I KONTOROVITCH The brilliant young Violinist. I SHAPIRO I The famous Pianist and Conductor. TICKETS Matinee, 5s., 3s., 2s., (exclusive of tax). Evening Performance, 4s., 2B., Is.. (exclusive of tax). Is. Tickets limited. Seats may be booked at Messrs- Hems « Co's. ] OPPOSITE BANK HOUSE DON'T DELAY! 147 GIRLS' BOX CALF UNLINED LACE AND BUTTON BOOTS. Army Boot Polish A Big Stock. T—fc m "Wfc 2 HIGH ST, JE?JEl?JC?LJC? X CJ Abergavenny Fine Weather fine seeds are FPIIASERIE- Fine Weather Proved THE BEST in 1917 and 1918 in competition with leading Seedsmen on is the time to wor k your Council Allotments. GARDEN & ALLOTMENT. New stocks of Seeds, Peas, Beans & Seed Potatoes. jl^7"abergavenn^^ee^^torss^ f?Ty?LJ??Y\?*SERCA? SEED STORES. LZ( ■ L/A\Tn# FROGMORE STREET, i I t 'tr<A\r?!/?! "? ABERGAVENNY. ?\PLOMT /?N!? FRASER?S ALWAYS! seEDSMAjj^ ALWAYS FRASER'S! ??a?? Arrival in Abergavenny of PROFESSOR LOUIS L.D.O. P .L.E.I. The Most Brilliant Optometrist-Eyesight Specialist of the Day I FROM PARIS AND LONDON. CONSULTING ROOMS At HIGGINS' CAPE, FROGMORE ST., Tuesday, March 18th, to Saturday, March 22nd. HOURS 10-1 & 2-8. J U Veni Vidi Viti! (1 came I saw I conquered '.) In this historic sentence tjie great Roman General Caesar announced the final defeat of his country's foes. The Eminent Professor has adopted this classic quotation as his watchword, applying it to his CONQUEST over elements and causes which blight and mar the enjoyments of life in the realm of science, called Optometry, or Eye- sight knowledge. This watchword-" I came 1 I s a-,v I conquered I most fittingly illustrates his unchallenged supremacy and supreme success in the field of Visual Defection, when he has only to SEE and CO-\?QUL?R. -e h-3 cilled to Iiis In this peaceful battle he ha5 called to his aid the v/onderfid invention, j THE ELECTRIC SEARCHLIGHT. The amazing effects achieved by this wonder- ful instrument when manipulated by an accom- plislied expert, are almost incredible. By its aid the Professor can promptly discover the seat of the mischief, diagnose the cause, and prescribe exactly the most suitable and satisfactory correction. At this point, in connection with our remarks upon the great skill and experience required in examining, testing, and advising, and prescrib- ing in Eyesight defects, we wish to refer to a matter of imperative importance, that is the practice which prevails in some places, not yet informed of its futility and even danger, of buy- ing any kind of spectacles, offered for sale any- where, without having the sight tested by a professionaland highly qualified Optometrist, as Professor Louis is—and suitable glasses pre- scribed in accordance with such test. It is greatly to be deplored that, owing to want of thought, or it may be want of information, j many imagine that to buy suitable glasses.for defective sight is as simple as going into a chemist's to purchase some aromatic perfume j a jeweller's for some tinselled gew-gaw, or a ( baker's for a Bath-bun. The twe things are as wide apart asunder as the Poles, and this indiscriminate purchase of glasses which may seem suitable for the moment, has been found in thousands of cases, after a time, through their absolute unsuitability, to 4 have irreparably damaged the sight. If your sight be defective, then consult a man j whose sole occupation is, and whose sole time is devotect to the one subject of sight testing and supplying the most effective and suitable lenses for arresting, correcting and curing the complaint. Verbum sat sapientibus "-A word to the wise is sufficient. To enumerate some of the many complaints and symptoms incident to defective vision Far-sight-Evidenced by the necessity of holding a newspaper at an unusual and awkward distance. It will be observed that to bring the paper closer to the eye, that is, to hold it at the usual distance, the print immediately becomes blurred and indistinct. This defect must be at once dealt with. for if neglected, very serious and sad consequences will certainly follow. Fatigue and confusion of sight when reading or sewing in the evening, especially ii tired, which, unless promptly relieved, will soon result in a similar difficulty in using the eyes even by daylight. Other defects upon which expert advice should at once be sought are Myopia-Near-Sight,- -when the object to be seen must be held pain- fully close to the eyes. This is a most dangerous .form of Eyesight defect, and unless relieved, may cause total blindness. Astigmatism, Squinting, are other forms of abnormal vision, affecting very many persons-these defects urgently sre- quire prompt and scientific attention. ALARMING SYMPTOMS—Ocular discom- fort, vertical headache, nervousness, vertigo, photophobia (intolerance of light), burning and stingng of lids, eyes hot and bulging, eye- fatigue. None of our other senses supplies us with such accurate and external knowledge of the world as that of sight. To ensure the satisfactory discharge of duty and the full enjoyment of our pleasures, in all of which our eyes play a prominent and exacting part, it is necessary that our sight be of \the best that can be secured. If this faculty be less than normal, if we can- not use our eyes naturally without straining them, then the sooner we see to it the better, for not only is our present enjoyment marred, but our future health and happiness are seriously endangered. The longer we postpone seeking the proper remedy for our complaint the more aggravated will this complaint become, no matter how small the derangement may appear to be, or how apparently insignificant, or how intermitant the symptoms may be. The man of money is poor if his Eyesight is poor, his enjoyment in all things where sight is required is marred and blighted, his business dependent upon his sight is a paramount and all- important duty. If therefore the reader feels that his sight is affected in the slightest degree he may rest assured that he requires to have the advice and examination of a skilled Optometrist, whose time Ls entirely occupied with such cases, and whose business is the examination and correction of VISUAL DEFECTS of every kind, tracing their source, and supplying the suitable correcti ve glasses. Very few people enjoy good vision, and the number is growing smaller owing to the ever- increasing use of the visual organs required by the exigencies of this work-a-day world and of modern conditions of work. Yet most can re- tain excellent sight by taking proper precaution. To those who suffer from any form of Eyesight defect, whatever we say, as you value your health and happiness, do not postpone the matter any longer. Take time by the forelock. CARE FOR YOUR EYES NOW. Do not neglect the opportunity which you may never have again of obtaining the advice of Professor Louis, the Brilliant, Talented, Ex- perienced and Successful Eyesight Specialist of Paris and London. The Professor has experienced in his practice that his wonderful speciality lens, The Eureka," is most effective in preserving the sight of Miners and of Workers in Foundries, for whose cases it is es especially adapted. All who already have glasses which they may have purchased without having their sight tested by a qualified expert, and which are unsuitable and injurious, will be welcome to bring them for examination and correction. Examination, Test, Consultation, and advice j are absolutely FREE to all. The stereotyped 'remark, "My fee is one guinea, please," is never heard in the consulting rooms, where required lenses can be supplied at j prices ranging from 4/6. N. B. -Appointments can be made to suit miners at any hour. Consulting Rooms: HIGGINS' CAFE, FROGMORE STREET. Tuesday, March 18th to Saturday, March 22nd. Hours 10-1 & 2-8.
Abergavenny Rural Council. 1 Housing Question Again. COMPLAINTS FROM PWLLDU. The monthly meeting of the Abergavenny Rural Council was held on Tuesday, Mr. Robert Johnson presiding. There were also present: Mr. E. W. Lewis (vice-chairman), Rev. D. F. Walters, Messrs. Roger Morgan, R. J. Nott, Chas. Thomas. John Baynam, F. O. Price, Alfred Edwards, W. L. Dodd, Wm, Gwillim, John Prichard and Wtn. Biggs. The Council considered the question of housing, and it was decided that a committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Messrs. F. O. Price, John Baynam, John Jenkins, R. J. Nott and the Rev. D. F. Walters should go into the matter and report. In the meantime the Clerk was instructed to write to the parishes which have not yet sent replies giving their opinions on the housing question. Diphtheria at Llanfoist. The Sanitary Inspector reported a case of diphtheria at Llanfoist, and called attention to the bad sanitary arrangements at the Llanfoist Inn. It was decided to write to the owners drawing their attention to the matter and stating that if the defects were not remedied in 12 days proceedings would be taken without further notice. Bad Case of Overcrowding. The Sanitary Inspector reported a bad case of overcrowding in a cottage at Pantygoitre, where a man, wife and seven children occupied a small house with only two small bedrooms, which were only high enough in the middle to stand up in, being 3ft. high at the sides. It was stated that the family intended clearing out, and the matter was left in the hands of the Sanitary Inspector. The Sanitary Inspector reported another case of overcrowding at Bryngwyn, a man, wifejand three children occupying a house with only one bedroom about 10ft. by 12ft. If the matter was gone into he could report a lot of overcrowded houses in the district. Mr. Price said that the man at this house was the very man who opposed the building of new houses when the recent meeting was held with regard to the housing question, and when asked if he did not want a better house, replied Yes." Mr. Prichard said that he thought the land- lords should build new houses. Lord Treowen was building 10 or 12 at Llanover and a number at Llanaftti, he thought that otter land, owners could do the Satiie- The Medical OSiCef (tk E. Y. Steele) said that the standard of living was increasing every day. Some of these cottages were considered the acme of excellence and the pink of per- fection in the old days, and some of the cottages the Council might build might be found wanting in the future and not in accordance with modern requirements. The Clerk was instructed to write to the owners in question calling attention to the over- crowding. The Sanitary Inspector said that some of the houses he had inspected were far from being in the condition they should be from a sanitary point of view and not large enough for the families occupying them. The Chairman I am afraid there is a lot of that. Mr. Roger Morgan said he noticed a letter from Mr. Pym in the Chronicle with regard to housing. In his own parish of Llanvair there was a cottage which belonged to the Llauover Estate which was not fit to live in, and he should like to call the Surveyor's attention to it. He did not think it was fit to put a pig in. There was also a house at Llanover where only the downstairs rooms could be occupied. The Medical Officer said that houses which were considered very good half a century ago were now considered insanitary. The wholesale improvement of houses in the district was a very big question, and such a revolution in housing I would be a great burden. Not Good Enough To-day.. I ) Mr. Wm. Gwillim said that he was quite con- vinced that if there was a thorough inspection around Pwlldu and Garnderris into the over- crowding and bad condition of the houses, half of them would be condemned. They might have been good enough 50 years ago, but they I were much worse now. They were looking for better things, and the working classes were deserving of better things. At one place houses had fallen in on tlie people. The Medical Officer said that they knew quite well the condition of the houses referred to. Mr. Gwillim You know quite well, but there is nothing done. We have to consider, not 40 years ago, but the present day, and we have to consider our health. We are not going back to 40 or 50 years ago, and I think if Mr. Willcox spent a day going through that district he would have enough to talk about for half a day. The Chairman But that talk would not im- prove matters. I Mr. Gwillim No, but perhaps you would sooner believe him than believe a workman. (" No, no. ") The Sanitary Inspector said that if six houses were thoroughly inspected it was a good day's work. If he inspected the houses he was going to do so thoroughly, as he would have to be pre- pared to go before Government officials and back his report up. « The Medical Officer said that he did not wish the houses to remain in the same condition as they were 50 years ago. Far from it. He was only pointing out the difficulty, because what was considered requisite even 30 years ago was not considered sufficient to-day. The question was what were they going to do with the people till the new houses were built ? They could not turn them out. The only thing was to build I fresh houses, and he thought th'e Blaenavon Company should build fresh houses in the district referred to. I The Chairman I have no doubt thes? matters I will be remedied. Mr. Gwillith We want them remedied now. We have cried about it long enougn. At the Govilon meeting it was carried that 42 new houses are required, and we want them all on the top. The Cnairinnn Supposing that Blacnavon put up as many houses as were required for the workmen, would not that relieve Pwlldu ? Mr. Prichard said tnat they did not want to build houses for the sake of other districts and then have them left on their hand. Mr. Gwillim said that Pwlldu was as near tc the work as Blaenavon. The Council should move in the matter, and somebody should write very sharply to the BLenavon Company with regard to the houses. After further discussion it was decided that the Clerk should write to the Blaenavon Com- I pany calling their attention to the condition of the houses referred to. I War on Lice. I The Medical Officer said he had received a circular from the Local Government Board with regard to getting rid of lice. It was found that trench fever at the front was caused by the bites of lice, and it was considered very important, in order to get rid of disease, that steps should be taken to exterminate the lice. He would inquire what was being done in the borough in the matter and perhaps they could co-operate. I Surveyor's War Bonus Niggardly Attitude. I Arising out of the minutes, which stated that at the last meeting a resolution was passed that the Surveyor's war bonus should be increased to the scale laid down by the Local Government Board, Mr. Alfred Edwards said he believed that there was a resolution on the book that Mr. Willcox should be given a bonus of £10. Before they could give any further bonus he contended that that resolution must be rescinded and notice must be given to the members. The Rev. D. F. Walters The Local Govern- ment Board refused to sanction the resolution you passed, and they called our attention to the circular which they had sent us. We had nothing else to do but move a resolution in accordance with their suggestion. Mr. Edwards Does not that apply to full- time officers ? The Clerk Yes. Mr. Edwards I don't think Mr. Willcox is a ull-time officer. He is the fuel overseer. The Rev. D. F. Walters The Local Govern- ment Board asked us to appoint him .as fuel overseer. Mr. F. O. Price No, sir. Mr. Roger Morgan They said the surveyor or engineer. Rev. D. F. Walters And we have no engineer. Mr. Price We might have appointed a dis- charged soldier. Mr. Edwards What is Mr. Willcox paid for the coal control ? Mr. Willcox My salary as fuel overseer is i75» and two-thirds are paid by the Government and one-third by you. I Surveyor Indignant. After further critical remarks by Mr. Edwards, the Surveyor said that he absolutely protested against this sort of thing, and he guaranteed that there was not another fuel overseer who had been attacked in this way. If there was another rural district in the country where the work had been done as cheaply as he had done it we would forfeit every penny of his salary. He had had to put in long hours at his work. Mr. Edwards: That is the point. Our district is too big for one surveyor. There ought to be two. The Surveyor: I agree. Mr. Edwards If it is too much for one, how can he do other work ? The Surveyor said that the Local Government Board had considered that this was a matter in which they could help the engineers and sur- veyors. Other work had come along from time to time, such as registration and food control and tribunal work, and it had been given to the clerks, and nothing was said as to whether they had time to do it. This time the Local Govern- ment Board said that here was a job which was most suitable for surveyors, and it was the first time they had helped them. In reply to further remarks from Mr. Edwards, the Surveyor said If you are not satisfied, dismiss me. I am sick of it." Mr. Prichard It is not fair to tackle the Sur- veyor in this way. Mr. Roger Morgan The Surveyor has not been paid according to other officers. After further discussion the matter was allowed to drop, and the Chairman remarked that he was sorry that the incident had occurred.
HEREFORD STOCK BULLS. 17th SHOW & SALE AT ABERGAVENNY. ?ce v7th annual hQW 994 ?ak of Hereford 1 stock buits was tonduded at Abergavenny on Tuesday by Messrs. Straker, Son Chadwick. In spite of the inclement weather, practically all the entries came to hand. The judge this year was again Mr. H. W. Taylor, of Showle Court, Ledbury, who commented favourably on the quality of the animals. There were five entries in Class 1 for bulls exceeding one year, 13 entries in Class 2 for bulls calved between the 1St of January and the 1st March, 1918, and 22 in Class 3 for bulls calved after March 1st. A special entry of pedigree shorthorn yearling bulls, the property of Mr. Ivor Marsh, was sold up to 30gs. Although a good clearance resulted, trade was not very brisk. The following were some of the principal prices in addition to those realised by the prize-winners :—An entry of eight calves from Mr. Boyt, Penpergwm, up to 35gs. two from Mr. Owen Powell, up to 3o?>gs. calves from Mr. Gwillim, Pool Hall, up to 3ogs. The principal purchasers were Mr. Watts, Cowbridge Mr. Lougher, Cowbridge Mr. Edwards, Llan- over Mr. Hampshire, Llaudenny Mr. Ed- monds, Llanover Mr. W. H. Collins, Cwmyoy Mr Lewis, Treadam Mr. Phillips, The Pentre Mr. Morgan, Grosmont Mr. Davies, Penrose Mr. J ones, The Pant; nad Mr. Williams, Gros- 'N tr. j o. mont. The following were the prize-winners and the prices realised :— Bulls exceeding one year old on 1st January, 1919-1, "Edward 2ijd," bred by Mr. Walter Johnson, Great Pool Hall, Llauvetherine, and the property of Mr. Jas. Davies, Penrhiw, Llan- í genuy, 66gs. I Bulls calved between 1St January and 1St March, 1918--1, Conventor," bred by and the property of Messrs. W. & J. Jones, Duffryn, Grwyney Valley, 4ogs. 2, Llanvair," bred by and the property of Mr. A. H. Marfell, Pentwyn Farm, Nantyderry, 4igs. 3, Defender," bred by jind the property of Messrs. W. & J. Jones, 3IIgs. Bulls calved after March 1st, 1918-1, Bel- fry," bred by and the property of Mr. A. H. Marfell, Pentwyn Farm, Nantyderry, 50gs. 2, Birkdale," bred by and the property of Mr. A. H. Marfell, 5ogs. 3, Gratitude," bred by and the property of Mr. E. W. Lewis, Ty-hir, Llantilio Pertlioley, 32gs. res., Major," bred by and the property of Mr. Jas. Holly, Major's Barn, 42gs.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS. DEATHS. DIDCOTE.—On March the 7th, at Newport Hospital, Corpl. Frank Didcote,, of 22 Mill- street, Abergavenny, agtd 29 years. 1 DYER.—On March 8tli, at the 30th General Hospital, Calais (of influenza), R.S.M. (Harry) Dyer. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing and ever loving wife, Ellen Dyer (nee Lane), "Silvcrdelle," London-street, Newport, Mon. GWILLIM.—On the 2nd March, 1919, at Berry Cottage, Llanvihangel Crucorney, William Gwillim, aged 56 years. JAMES.—On March 10th, at Bridge House, Garforth, Nr. Leeds, J. C. James, late Aber- gavenny Gas Works, of pneumonia, aged 43. Sadly missed by all. LEWIS.—On February 27th, 1919, at Ewias Harold, Emma Hiles Lewis, widow of the late Robert Lewis, formerly of Abergavenny. SMYTHE.-On March 5th, at Acton Burnell Park, Salop, Sir J. Walter Smythe, Eighth Baronet, in his 92nd year. R.I.P. MATTHEWS. On the 6th March, at 26 Clapham Terrace, Blaenavon, Martha Matthews, late of Bottom Farm, Penrose. I IN MEMORIAM. RICHARDS.—In Ever Loving Memory of my dear Tom, who died March 15th, 1918. Thy will be done." CARRIE. RICHARDS.—In Ever Loving Memory of our dear father, Tom Richards, who passed away March 15th, 1918, Till the day breaks and the shadows flee away. "—From his Children. ▲
ABERGAVENNY STOCK MARKET. I There was a fair entry of calves on Tuesday, 52 being graded and allocated, and there were 97 sheep, while the slaughter calves numbered 33. There was a large entry of store pigs, but no fat pigs.
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