THE PEACE TERMS. There has been much comment and criticism during the past few months with regard to the time taken by the Peace Conference in settling the terms of peace to be imposed on Germuny. A glance at a summary of the fifteen sections of the treaty should be sufficient to convince any- one of the innumerable and infinite variety of Intricate problems which had to be solved by the Allied statesmen. Such a drastic recasting of national boundaries and world politics, with so many conflicting interests involved, was bound to take a considerable time, and though it was Perhaps natural that there should be some im- patience at the prolonged deliberations and conversations, the future of Europe and the world demanded that no hasty conclusions should be come to. The terms of the treaty, as might have been expected, have evoked a whining chorus in certain quarters in Germany, but, drastic though the terms may appear to some, they are no more drastic than the circumstances Warranted, and not half so drastic as Germany would have imposed had she won. We know that, from the boastful intentions proclaimed by German leaders when they thought the success of their arms was assured. Even though Ger- many meets the Allied demands to the uttermost farthing she will never expiate her crime. The Upheaval caused by the designs of German militarism, even though those designs were un- successful, have had a detrimental effect on all countries which will in many respects probably be permanent. No indemnity that Germany can pay will relieve this and future generations in Great Britain and the Allied countries of the great burden of debt. We in Great Britain will for years to come have a serious task to face in meeting our financial obligations. Every house- hold has been affected by Germany's unutterable crime. Many have suffered bereavement which untold money cannot replace all have felt the oppression of the upheaval of the money market and the permanent establishment of high prices, with the consequent unrest among millions of people. For all this we have to thank Germany, and though we have won the war and are able to dictate terms we shall for many years to come have many evidences to remind us that the War has cost us dear. There may be many criticisms of details with regard to the peace treaty, but the most important point on which assurance is desired is that the means of en- enforcing the terms and of making the League of Nations effective will be adequate to the purpose. 4. —
LLANELLEN HOUSING. To the Editor of the "Abergavènny Chronicle." 1 DEAR SIR,—Why does Mr. Williams feel strongly moved with my letter ? Perhaps he will let me know who sent the report to the Housing Committee that Llanellen requires no houses. At a time like this, when the war has brought about so many marriages, Mr. Williams and other builders might think of the brave soldier boys who want homes for their wives, and build houses on every available space for them, so that they and their children for generations to come might be reared in open spaces and hot between four walls amid smoke and dust. Personally I think Llanellen an ideal place for building purposes, and hope to see in the near future a few more cottages erected in and around our little village. I have sufficient courage to sign my name and address, but for the present, with many thanks for inserting this, Believe me, yours very faithfully, A L. COTTAGER. I
CLYDACH. I DEATH OF MR. HODDER.—We regret to record the death of Mr. W. Hodder, station master, Clydach, which took place on April 24th. Mr. Hodder, who had been in failing health for the last 12 months, had been in the service of the L. & N. W. Rly. Co. since a lad of 13 years old until his death at the age of 58 years, and for over 30 years he was stationmaster at Clydach. The funeral took place on Monday, April 28th, the interment being at Llanelly Parish Church. The funeral was well attended by railwaymen from Brynmawr, Clydach and Abergavenny. Mr. F. J. Mansfield attended representing Mr. A. T. Cotton, District Traffic Superintendent; and Inspector Jarman represented the Traffic Dept. A beautiful wreath was sent from the Clydach Station Staff, also from Widow, Daughter and other friends.
HOCKEY. I On Thursday; May 1st, a most keen and ex- citing game was played in Bailey Park, before a large number of spectators, between the Old Crocks and the Town Hockey Club. In the first half the Old Crocks pressed and before half-time an excellent goal was scored by Day. In the second half the Town XI. pressed hard and two goals were scored, Gough (1) and Facey (1), making the final score 2-1. The defence on both sides was strong, which without doubt made the scoring so low. A collection on behalf of the Cricket Club was made by Miss Sellars and Miss Facey, which had excellent results. lIr. Chadwick and Mr. A. Price very kindly refereed. Old Crocks R. Day, Marsh, Griffiths, Evans, J. Jonathan, Baker, Basil Jones, Morgan Jones, Jonathan, Jackson and J. Jones. Town XI. J. Bishop, C. Bishop, Theo. Gough, A. L. Gough, Sifton, Facey, Leyshon, Blackman, Ruther, Mitchell and C. Jones.
ABERGAVENNY POLICE COURT. J Wednesday—Before Col. W. Williams (in the chair) and Mr. D. Howell James. Unmuzzled Dogs. i Owen Powell, farmer, of Llanddewi Rhyd- derch, was summoned for allowing two sheep- dogs to be at large without muzzles. Defendant said he had only just been working the dogs. P.C. Mussell said the defendant was in a field sowing oats, the dogs were on the road and the Sheep were in another field some distance away. A fine of 15s. was imposed. Costly Freedom. Gertrude Groves, of Coed Vir Cottage, Llan- ddewi Rhydderch, was similarly summoned. P.C. Mussell said that when defendant was told she would be reported she said the little girl, who was left at home, had taken the muzzle off to give the dog some sop and it ran out on to the road. Fined 15s. Aggravation and a Sledge-hammer. Richard Griffiths was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Tudor-street on the 3rd P.C. Clark said he saw the accused standing outside Mrs. Lancaster's house with a sledge- hammer in his hand, which he had used to break- open the front door. After some time witness got the sledge-hammer from him and persuaded him to go home. Defendant handed up a letter to the Bench; in Which he said that he was aggravated owing to his wife being locked in the house. Defendant was fined xos. When the Cats Come. Agnes Connolly was summoned for allowing a dog to be at large in Cross-street without a muzzle, on the 1St of May. P.C. Calder said the dog was chasing about with half a dozen other dogs. Defendant said that it slipped out whilst she went to fill the kettle. She also said that someone had stolen the muzzle and she would drown the dog before she would take out another licence. Supt. Thomas Said he understood that the dog was now destroyed. Defendant said that this was so. la imposing a fine of 5s., the Chairman re- marked, I don't know what we are going to do when the cats come before us." (Laughter).
I DRASTIC PEACE TERMS: I I Germany to Pay £ 1,000,000,000 I Down. I FULL INDEMNITY TO BE FIXED LATER. I I COLONIES GIVEN UP AND TERRITORY I CEDED. I CONSCRIPTION ABOLISHED. I Terms of peace, as dictated by the Allies, were rea d to the German delegates at Versailles on Wednesday afternoon. The Treaty is divided into fifteen sections, including the League of Nations Covernant and the International Labour Convention, and its principal features are briefly set out below Two new States are established-Tchecho- Slovakia and Poland. Alsace-Lorraine is restored to France. New systems of Government set up in Luxem- burg and the Saar Basin. Germany recognises the independence of German Austria and yields her colonies to the Allies. British Protectorate in Egypt is recognised. The Act of Algeciras, one step in the German policy of aggression which led to the war," I annulled. Compulsory recruiting in Germany abolished as a first step towards general disarmament. German Army limited to- Seven infantry divisions. Three cavalry divisions. I German Navy limited to- Six battleships, Six light cruisers, Twelve destroyers, Twelve torpedo-boats, No submarines. Warships under construction to be broken up. Graves of the fallen to be maintained by all the signatory Powers. Prisoners of war to be released. Ex-Kaiser to be tried. Germany to pay £ i ,000,000,000 down (in gold, goods, or ships), and to give bonds for £ 4,000,000,000. Full extent of the indemnity to be fixed later by a special Commission. All the larger German merchant ships are given to the Allies. In addition Germany undertakes to build 1,000,000 tons of shipping for the Allies during the next five years. The Rhine and other rivers, as well as certain ports, canals, and railways, come under inter- national control. The Kiel Canal is opened for general traffic. The Treaty is designed, in the first instance, to set forth the conditions upon which alone the Allied and Associated Powers will make peace with Germany, and, in the second place, to establish those international arrangements which the Allies have devised for the prevention of wars in the future, and the betterment of mankind. For this latter reason it includes the Covenant of the League of Nations, and the International Labour Convention. The draft Treaty, how- ever, does not deal, except incidentally, with the problems arising out of the liquidation of the Austrian Empire, nor with the territories of two enemy Powers—Turkey and Bulgaria—except in so far as it binds Germany to accept whatever subsequent settlement may be decided upon by the Allies in the case of these belligerents.
ABERGAVENNY ATTRACTIONS AND IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION. Success of the Easter Events. PROFIT OF 2500. The monthly meeting of the General Com- mittee of the Abergavenny Attractions and Im- provement Association was held in the Corn Exchange on Friday evening, Councillor P. Telford presiding. B50 to the Town Council. I The General Secretary (Mr. Geo. Harris) re- ported on the Easter programme carried out by the Association, which had proved very success- ful financially. All the accounts had not come in and several items of expenditure had to be calculated, but, making a little allowance for contingencies, he could safely say that a clear profit of quite /500 had been made. The amount to be paid to the Town Council in admissions to the Castle alone was f 42 15s. 4d., and other pay- ments for the use of town's property would bring the total up to /-50. The amount contributed to the National Exchequer if entertainments tax was no less than £ 232 is. 6d. Councillor Graham moved that £ 350 be added to the /50 already on deposit as a reserve fund. Mr. T. W. Beveridge seconded. Councillor Sadler proposed as an amendment that another £ 450 be placed on deposit, and Mr. W7. J. Evans seconded. The proposition was carried by a good majority. On the proposition of Councillor Graham, seconded by Councillor Sadler, it was decided to rename the Suggestions Committee as the Sports and Fetes Committee. The report of the Suggestions Committee was read, this recommending the running of pro- fessional sports on Whit-Tuesday. A Sports Sub-Committee also reported a suggested pro- gramme of events which they had drawn up. Mr. Rosser raised the question of the attend- ance of bookmakers at the professional sports and was against betting being countenanced. In the discussion several members expressed the opinion that the Association had control over this matter and there was no intention on the part -of the Sports Committee to allow book- makers ory the field. Passenger Flights at Whitsuntide. I The Suggestions Committee's minutes also contained a report by the General Secretary with regard to the arrangement of a flying exhibition with passenger flights, at Whitsuntide. The Central Aircraft Company had promised to send as many machines as were required, subject to a guarantee of a proportion of their expenses. The prices they suggested to charge for passenger flights were :-Five-minute flights, 10s. 6d. to-minute flights, ii rs. 20 minute flights, £ 2 2s. The Committee also reported with regard to the arrangement of first-class artistes at the Castle. The reports were adopted and it was decided to make arrangements for a three days' ftlying exhibition at Whitsuntide. The Town Hall Committee reported the book- ings for next season of The Chinese Puzzle," Diplomacy," and Pygmalion," and the well- known musical comedy Peg o' my heart." The Chairman thanked all the workers who had contributed to the success of the Easter events, and he would like to specially thank the ladies for their assistance. So long as the same spirit was manifested, the Association was assured of continued success.
I CRICKHOWELt. I FOOTBALL.Contrary to expectation, Crick- I howell Junior A.F.C. played another match, this time against a team of discharged soldiers com- prising well-known local players like* W. Davies ?0.? eeper), G. F. Loam, Frank Price and Harold Jones. The game, one of the best of the season, was hotly contested and the Juniors were fully extended. W. Grey scored for them in the first half and the second moiety was pointless. Considering age and experience, the winners gave a display full of merit. KINDNESS TO CIIILDRE-N.-Tlle Crickhowell Guardians at their meeting on Monday unani- mously decided to permit the children in the In- stitution to attend the annual pleasure fair at Crickhowell, and subscribed between themselves a good sum to entertain the little ones. RESIGNATION.—At the fortnightly meeting of the Guardians on Monday Nurse T. McDonald -,resigned her post as nurse at the Union infirmary. OTTERS !—According to a local angler of many years' experience, otters ape numerous in the Usk, and he enquires when the otterhounds are likely to thin them out, as they are doing much damage among the fish.
"V ABERGAVENNY STOCK MARKET. There was a good all-round supply on Tuesday, including 92 cattle, 120 sheep, 13 lambs, 32 calves and 5 pigs.
I MR. JOHN KAVENAGH. I DEATH AND FUNERAL OF WELL-KNOWN RAILWAY OFFICIAL. The death took place on Saturday last of Mr. John Kavenagh, at his residence, Myrtle Villa, Clifton-road, Abergavenny. The deceased gentleman was, one of the most widely known and esteemed railwaymen in South Wales, especially in the Dowlais and Brynmawr districts, having been station master at the latter place 24 years, which position he relinquished in July 1914 owing to failing health. Having somewhat recovered, he returned to work in 1916 in order to assist in carrying on the work of the railways during the war, and as inspector attached to the District Manager's Office he rendered valuable service. Throughout his career Mr. Kavenagh was noted for his untiring energy, ability, and general courtesy to the travelling public, and his death in liariless-lie being confined to his room for only a few weeks-was a fitting end to his long and useful career as a public servant. The The body of the deceased gentleman was taken to St. Micnael's Roman Catholic Church, Aber- gavenny, on Monday evening, where it remained until Tuesday, when the Mass for the dead was celebrated by the Rev. A. P. Smith, O.S.B., who a terwards conducted the final ceremony at the graveside at Here ord Cemetery, where the inter- ment took place later in the day. The L. & N. W. District Manager and Staff at Abergavenny, Station Staff at Abergavenny Junction and Brynmawr, and County Mental Hospital Staff, Abergavenny, sent floral tributes, in addition to those from relatives and personal friends. The funeral arrangements were carried out at. Abergavenny by Messrs. Foster & Hill, and at Hereford by Messrs. Powell & Son. The following attended the funeral —Mrs. Wood (sister), Atrs. Roberts (niece), Messrs. E. Jones (Tonypandy), R. Jones (Barry), H. Jones (Brynmawr), brothers-in-law Mrs. Collins and Mrs. H. Jones (sisters-in-law) Mrs. Griffiths (housekeeper) Rev. A. P. Smith, O.S.B., Aber- gavenny Messrs. J. W. Coleman and C. H. Hill (executors) Mr. J. H. Watkins (of the firm of Mr. J. R. Jacob, solicitor), Abergavenny Mr. F. J. Mansfield, representing Mr. A. T. Cotton, District Manager, I,. & X W. R., Abergavenny Messrs. W. D. Griffiths and Ivor Davies, repre- senting L. &. W. R. District Manager's Staff at Abergavenny Chief Inspector A. Jones and Inspector Jarman, Abergavenny Inspectors James (Leominster), Whitney and Donovan (Hereford) Mr. Price, station master, Tredegar Mr. Baker, station master, Abergavenny Junc- tion Mr. James, station master, Trevil Messrs. Horton, Nelder, Morris, Williams, and leahy, representing the Brynmawr staff. Other per- sonal friends present were Messrs. Eddy, Fese- meyer, Noble, Williams, Lewis, and Crowley, Brvnmawr.
Major Kirkwood's Distinction.—We learn that Major Kirkwood, who was stationed at Aberga- venny with the Royal Engineers and who it will ,be remembered married Miss Tebbutt (a niece of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Ruther), has been awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Order of Leopold. Major Kirkwood had already won the D.S.O., and his many local friends will be pleased to hear of his further distinctions.
S 6 LD. I BEAR HOTEL, CRKItOWELLJ SOLD. I At the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, on Thurs- day, Messrs. Newland, Hunt &-twilliains offered for sale the fully-licensed freehold hostelry known as the Bear Hotel, Crickhowell, together with two lock-up shops adjoining let to Messrs. Allen and Kirkland at £ 8 and £ 5 4s. respectively. The property was sold to Mr. Isaacs, of Crick howell, for £1,800, plus fixtures, fittings, stock-in- trade, etc. Mr. R. H. A. Davies, Crickhowell, was the vendor's solicitor. ————
PARTRISHOW. v PREACHING CROSS.-The Preaching Cross in Partrishow Churchyard has been restored, through the great kindness of a friend (who wishes to remain anonymous), under the super- vision of Mr. W. D. Caroc, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners' Architect. The Lord Bishop of Swansea will dedicate the restored cross at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 15th, the service being con- ducted in the open—weather permitting. -46
Crickhowell Board of Guardians. I Mr. Gwilym C. James presided at the fort- nightly meeting of this Board at the Town Hall, Crickhowell, on Monday, when there were present Rev. W. Arvon Davies and Messrs. R. J. Hayward, W. G. James, A. J.fThomas, W. G. Watkins, Thomas Prout, T. Price, Morris Davies, Josiah Phillips, Frank Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Mrs. M. L. Price, S. Devnallt, Wm. Howell, J. Anthony, D. J. Owen, T. Ll. Jones, E. Pirie Gordon, Enoch Griffiths and E. W. Mcintosh. The House Committee reported that the application of the Master on behalf, of himself and the other resident officers for increased war bonus was considered, and it was decided to recommend to the Board that a bonus of one- third of the Civil Service Scale for non-resident officers be granted-the bonus at present paid to merge. This will mean 7s. 8d. weekly to Master, and 5s. weekly to other officers).* On the motion of Mr. W. G. Watkins the recommendation was adopted. Mr. W. G. Watkins (vice-chairman) then pro- posed that the bonus to the outdoor officers be increased in accordance with the Civil Service scale approved by the Local Government Board. They could not treat one set of officers different to the other, and he pointed out that nearly all boards of Guardians had adopted this scale. The Chairman Notice should be given. Mr. Josiah Phillips Certainly. Beside, there is no application from the outdoor officers. The Clerk: Oh, yes. The outdoor officers are making application. Mr. Enoch Griffiths said the,outdoor oiffcers were certainly entitled to the same consideration as the indoor staff, and he proposed they grant them the scale allowance. The Chairman I think notice should be given. In the case of the indoor officers application was made some time ago. ( Mr. R. J. Hayward The officers are clearly entitled to an increase. Nearly all Boards of Guardians have adopted the scale. Mr. W. G. Watkins said he would give notice of motion for the next meeting. The Chairman Very well. The House Committee, reporting upon the plans and particulars of the drainage scheme for ] men's quarters at the Institution submitted to them, stated that it was felt that the present was an inopportune time to proceed with the work, owing to the uncertainty of the position as regarded Boards of Guardians, and, further, that the small piece of work which was being pressed by the Local Government Board to be done would be of little service, apart from the pro- vision of lavatory accommodation, which would considerably increase the cost. It was resolved to recommend the Guardians to ask the Local Government Board whether the present outlook regarding Poor Law Institutions justified them embarking upon expenditure for structural alterations. Further, the committee were of opinion that a short postponement might see a steadying of prices in the building trade. The Chairman said it was evident they were on the eve of changes, and it seemed unwise to spend a great deal of money on the Institution. (Hear, hear). Sick people were going to be dealt with in another way and mental deficients would be housed and maintained in a different way. He moved the adoption of the committee's recommendation. This was unanimously agreed and it was re- solved to write the Local Government Board accordingly. Nurse T. McDonald resigned her post as nurse at the infirmary and it was decided to obtain a successor at a salary of £ 40 per year, rising by £ 2 ios. annually to /5c, and emoluments.
I -y- The Victory Ball.—Mr. F. W. Blanch asks us to state that the committee who ran the Victory Ball last week was the local Football War Relief 1 1 Committee and that the number present was about 120.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS. I -c- I BIRTH. LEWIS.-—On May 5th, at Llangattock Court, Penpergwm, to the wife of Wyndham R. Lewis—a son. MARRIAGES. TIPTON—HARRIS.—On the 30th April, 1919, at Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny, by the Rev:Stanley Davies, M.A., George D. Tipton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Tipton, of Hoel- gerrig Farm, Llanellen, to Harriett C. (Hattie) Harris, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Harris, Tyrwen Farm, Llwyndu, Aberga- venny. WHITE—SAY Civ.— On April 14th, at Saint Michael's Church, Teignmouth, Lt. Frederick Charles White to Gertrude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sayce, Riviera, Teignmouth. i-ji DEATHS.- g| COOK.—On the 27th April, 1919, at the Grofield Inn, Abergavenuy, after a long and painful illness, patiently borne, William Cook, aged 42. One of Nature's gentlemen." EMBREY.—On the joth of April, 1919, at Ethelbert Place, Abergavenny, Rose, beloved wife of John Embrey, aged 70 years. Rock of ages, cleft for me."—From her sorrowing Husband and Daughters, Flo and Lil. KAVENAGH.—-On May 3rd, 1919, at his residence Myrtle Villa, Clifton-road, Aberga- venny, John Kavenagh, aged 59 years. In- terred at Hereford Cemetery, May 6th. R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM. AMYES.—In Ever Loving Memory of Private Basil John Amyes, 3rd Mons., who was re- ported missing on May Sth, 1915, youngest and dearly loved son of WT. and M. Amyes, Govilon. We long for a household voice that's gone, For a vanished smile we long But God hath led our dear one on, And He can do no wrong. In Loving Memory of our dear Father, John Carter, who passed away May 6th, 1918. Not forgotten memories. r violins*. < In LoVing Memory of Wilfred Jones (Hill), 3rd Mons. Regt., late of Govilon House, who fell in action on May 8th, 1<)15, on Hill 60, aged 24 years. 24 years. He sleeps beside his comrades, In a grave beyond the foam But his name is written in letters of love III the hearts he left at home. In Loving Memory of Pte. George Jordan (No. 2104), i/3rd Mons., who fell in action at the Battle of Ypres in 1915. Ever remembered by his Wife and Children. In Loving Memory of Thomas, dearly-beloved husband of Sarah Jones, who departed this life May 5th, 1918. Peacc, perfect peace." In Loving Memory of Pte. Godfrey Ernest Morgan, i/3rd Mons., who was reported missing May Sth, 1915 youngest son of the late Edgar Morgan nd Jane Morgan, Canal Bank, Govilon, and grandson of the late John Jones, Red Barn Farm. We little thought when he left home, He would 110 more return A loving son, a brother kind, A beautiful memory left behind. Ever remembered by his loving Mother, Sisters and Brothers. In Loving Memory of Edward Clarance (Eddie), third son of A. and M. Norgrove, who fell in action May 3rd, 1915. Lovingly remembered by all. To the Undying Memory of the Officers, N.C.O's and Men of the 3rd Monmouthshire Regiment whb fell on or about the 8th May, 1915, at the second Battle of Ypres. «■ I -j— I In Loving Memory of Pte. J. Regan, 1st Regt., who was killed 'in action 1J 8th May, 1915, in his 27th year. Also of his brother, Pte. B. Regan, who was killed in action February 27th, 1917, in his 31st year. Gone, but not I I forgotten by their loving Mother, Mrs. E. Regan, 60 Tudor-street, 1 Abergavenny. j I And now they are sleeping their last j long sleep, [ And their graves I may never see, Ie t Would some gentle hand in that distant Scatter some fldwers for me ? [land I ¡I And some tender heart may shed a tear For their Mother in anguish sore. For those lives so fair that were ended I Away on that alien shore. ithere ) -1- ROACH.—In Loving Memory of Harry Roach, 3rd Mon. Regt., who fell in action at Ypres Belgium, May 8th, 1915, aged 18 years. -I -¡-. I I In Ever Loving Memory of our dear ¡ boy, Pte. Charles Leopold Savegar, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Savegar, of Asylum Terrace, who was killed in action on May Sth, 1915, in the Second Battle of Ypres, aged 18 years. Now we stand triumphant, And have the peace we crave, There will always be rmembered I The unreturning brave. I In Ever Loving Memory of Pte. Oliver i Thomas, i/3rd Mons., who was re- I ported missing and presumed killed, j in the battle of Hill 60, about May ¡ 8th, 1915. Ever remembered by his I Mother, Brothers and Sisters. |
I I -+- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Mrs. W. Cook and family wish to thank all kind friends for messages of sympathy and floral tributes; also to the Managing Directors of W. J. Rogers, Bristol, for kind sympathy and tributes. Grofield Inn, Abergavenny. Will friends accept thanks of Mr. and Mrs. Morris and relatives for wreaths sent in token of respect and sympathy in their sad bereavement ? Noyadd Farm, Cwmyoy. Mrs. Hughes and family desire to tender sincere thanks for the expressions of sympathy and also for the floral tributes received in their recent sad bereavement. 36 Richmond-road, Abergavenny. The relatives of the late Mr. John Kavenagh wish to thank all those who so kindly sent flowers and for the numerous expressions of sympathy in their bereavement.
——— 9' ——— Abergavenny Pig-breeding Association Wound Up.—A meeting of the members of the Aberga- venny Pig-breeding Association was held on Wednesday, for the purpose of winding up, all the pigs having been disposed of. The statement of accounts was submitted, and these showed that after meeting all liabilities there would be a balance in hand of £ 5. This it was decided to hand over to the Attractions Association, on con- dition that the latter added another £ 5 and gave the money to the Free Library for the purchase of books, otherwise the £ 5 will be given direct to the Free Library.
I Local Wedding. 1- I TIPTON-HARRIS. j he marriage was solemnised at Holy Trinity I on April 30th, by licence, of George David Tipton, I-pper House. Llanellen. eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Tipton. He<Jgerrig, and Miss Harriett Caroline (Hatty) Harris, eidest'dau?hter of Mr. 'and Mrs. W. G. Harris. Tyr-ewen Farm, LUvyn- du. The oiBciatiu? <!er?yman was the Rev. Stanley Davies. The brfde. who -.vas given away by her father, was dressed in blue crepe de chene and hat of fawn georgette un(lerlined with blue. The bridesmaids were the Misses Tipton (sisters of the bridegroom), and they wore brown tuffeta silk, with hats to match. The best man was Lieut. W. T. Jones, Skewen, Swansea. A reception was held at Tyr-ewen Farm after the ceremony. and Mr. and Mrs. Tipton subsequently left for Clifton for their honeymoon. A large number of handsome presents were received.
Abergavenny Cricket Club.fhe Committee of the Cricket Club beg to thank messrs. J. G. Bishop and R. Day, the captains 01 the hockev » teams, for their kindness in handing over the proceeds of the match played in Bailey Park on May 1St for the benefit of the Cricket Club. A sum of over i4 was collected.
I Abergavenny Schools Potato Scheme. the area of cultivation under the Abergavenny schools potato scheme has been reduced this year, so that the number of rows available for the children is between 000 and 700. This number was quickly booked up and many more rows could easily ha\e been let. Good progress has been made with the work, the ground has been well worked and heavily manured, and, given anything like a favourable season, the crop should be an excellent one. Planting operations will be carried on Monday and Tuesday next at Lower Penlanlas Farm, the girls planting between 10 and 12 in the mornings and the bovs covering the rows between 2 and 4 in the after- noons. The headmasters extend a hearty invi- tation to parents and townspeople generally to visit the farm and see the children at work. •
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Abergavenny Rural Council. The Housing Question. I COTTAGES WHICH HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR j DAY. The annual meeting of the Abergavenny Rural District Council was held on Tuesday, when the members present were the Revs- E.. Lloyd, D. F. Walters and H. Morice Jones, Messrs. Robert Johnson, E. W. Lewis, Morgan W. David, Chas. Thomas, Roger Morgan, John Jenkins, Walter Johnson, Joseph Griffiths, Win. Biggs, John Baynam, Garnet E. Bevan, Wm. Gwillim, Alfred James, Edward Eynon, Wm. Haines, F. O. Price. Election of Chairman. I Mr. Robt. Johnson was unanimously re- elected as chairman for the ensuing year, and in returning thanks he referred to the work which lay in front of the Council, and particularly to the difficult task they had to face with regard to the housing question. It was all very well to say that the Government would help them and that not more than a id. rílte would have to be paid by the ratepayers, but (his opinion was that very soon the whole expense would fall on the ratepayers. It behoved them all to look care- fully before they leaped too far. He thanked them very much for again placing him in that honourable position. He had great pleasure in proposing that Mr. Edgar Lewis be appointed as vice-chairman for the ensuing year. They had all worked amicably together as a Council and had studied the interests of the ratepayers, and he hoped that they would continue in the same happy position. Mr. Roger Morgan seconded the election of Mr. Lewis, which was carried, Mr. Lewis briefly returning thanks. The Chairman gave a hearty welcome to the new members of the Council. They were sorry to lose the old ones, but they were glad to see their successors. They were also pleased to see Mr. Morgan David amongst them again after his illness. The Finance, Food and Fuel Committees were re-appointed. Messrs. L. R. Pym, Joseph Griffiths, Win. Haines and Garnet E. Bevan were added to the Housing Committee, and the Rev. Morice Jones, Rev. D. F. Walters, Messrs. R. J. Nott and Roger Morgan to the Old Age Pensions Committee. The' Housing Question. I A discussion took place on the housing question. The Medical Officer submitted a letter which he had received in reply to an inquiry to the Local Government Board as to the method of procedure. The Local Government Board wrote that a manual on the subject would shortly be issued to local authorities. The Clerk read a resolution from the Aberga- venny Rural Parish Council to the effect. that if landowners erected the cottages necessar-y on their estates, and owners of cottages out of re- pair would have them repaired, there would be no need for the Council to build any more houses. The Rev. Morice Jones asked if the Clerk had received a letter from the Llanfoist Parish Council with regard to housing. The old Council had decided that no houses were required, but the new Council said that 30 new houses were necessary and the railwaymen were determined to have these houses. The Clerk said that the parish meeting at Llanfoist had also asked for 30 houses. The Clerk read a letter from Mr. H. C. Steel, on behalf of the Blaenavon Company, with regard to complaints of the condition of the Company's houses at Pwlldu and Garndyrris. Mr. Steel said he should be glad to be informed what the Council wanted to have done at Pwlldu. Some time ago they carried out, at the request of the Surveyor, a considerable amount of drainage, and he expressed himself as abso- lutely satisfied with what was done. If the Council indicated precisely what they wanted done it would at least give them the opportunity of considering whether it was worth while to spend time and money on a lot of old cottages which had outlived their day and generation. The industries at Pwlldu which were in full swing when these cottages were erected had long since disappeared. The Council might be interested to know that the Company had lost considerably by keeping these houses in occupation. As to the alleged overcrowding, they could only deal with it by giving all the tenants affected notice to quit. Their colleague, Mr. Gwillim, might give some assistance in this matter by removing the various members of his family from Pwlldu to premises more satisfactory to him. The Company appeared to be credited with the ownership of cottage property at Garndyrris which did not belong to them. The works at Garnderris had ceased to exist many years ago. He (Mr. Steel) would like to remind the Council that the cottages complained of were not in a densely crowded area such as might be found nearer his (the Clerk's) office. They were placed in a very elevated and exposed position, where the winds blew freely round them. Pwlldu was very inaccessible and there was very little to justify the Company in keeping up the expense involved. It was true their removal would deprive the Council of the rates they gathered from the property, but they would doubtless be able to recoup themselves m other directions. Mr. Gwillim said he should like to say that the Surveyor had been up there, and he could testify that his experience was worse than the report he (Mr. Gwillim) had made to the Council. If the Company proposed to do away with the houses, the sooner the better, because he thought Mr. Willcox could say that they were not fit to live in. The Surveyor said that he could, without hesitation, support everything that Mr. Gwillim had said about the property, but it was a matter which should first be referred to the Housing Committee. The letter was referred to the Housing Com- mittee. The Monmouth Cap Road. Mr. Joseph Griffiths said there was an im- portant matter affecting the rates of the district which they should take up. He referred to the question of the Monmouth Cap road, which was a trunk road and was used entirely by traction and motor power. The County Council received the fees for the licenses of the motor-cars and the Roads Board received the duties from the petrol and'handed a certain amount over to the County Council. He thought it was quite time that they asked the Roads and Bridges Committee of the County Council to meet a deputation of that Council, with a view to getting the County Council to take over the road and remove the burden of £ 600 or 700 from the shoulders of the ratepayers of that district. The Chairman said he quite agreed with steps being taken in this direction. Mr. Morgan David said it was an anomaly that they should have to maintain a trunk road of this character. Mr. Joseph Griffiths said it conveyed the traffic from England to Wales. It was decided to send a resolution to the County Council, after a report had been received from the Surveyor on the matter. I The Ltanthony Road. The Surveyor reported that since the last meeting he had received a draft fori^333 10s. gd. from the J oint Roads Committee, being the final payment in respect of the Llanthony road main- tenance from the commencement of the work to March 31st, 1918. The total cost of the work up to that date was ill,073 10s. gd. of which the Joint Roads Committee had contributed £ &33 ios. gd.. He had al. made a further application for £ 176 18s. id. due to Sept. 30th, and this had been forwarded to the Roads Board in London by the chief resident engineer. He had also to report that he had received a com- munication from the County Surveyor to the effect that the orders and directions with reference to the control of road stone were now cancelled. If they could succeed in getting the hauling done there was now some hope of having a much more liberal supply of material.